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Volume 72 Number 45 © 2009 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Columns moved

Father Lou and Rita Heikenfeld, along with our weekly Things to Do in Your Neighborhood have moved – but just for this week. In order to preview the boys high school basketball season, we have moved Father Lou to B5, Rita to B6 and the calendar to B4. They will be back in their normal place next week.

Computers will help fire dept. By Rob Dowdy

Caring neighbors

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@, or by regular mail to Marc Emral, OH Community Press, 5556 Cheviot Road, Cincinnati, 45247. Include your name, address and phone number, as well as their name and contact information.

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State bound

Winton Woods’ Dominique Brown and the rest of the Warrior football team are preparing for the Division II state football championship game after downing Columbus Marion-Franklin 69-35 Nov. 27. Brown rushed for a career-high seven touchdowns and 249 yards in the semifinal game. The title game is at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium in Massillon. It will Winton Woods’ first trip to the state final game. See more on B1.

The Forest Park Fire Department will soon be doing its job in a more efficient manner. City Council, at its Nov. 16 meeting voted to buy three Panasonic Toughbooks the department will use to write patient reports. Chief Trish Brooks said the equipment allows paramedics to write one copy of a report that will remain in the database as long as it’s needed. Without the use of the Panasonic Toughbook, the department has to fill out the patient report each time a copy is needed. Brooks said paramedics often filled out three copies of the same report, but those days will soon be history. “This is a huge time-saving device,” she said. Not only will the new equipment allow firefighters to fill out the form once and then simply send copies through the wireless computer, but the computers also come at a discount. The three computers and software cost $15,300, but through discounts and credits with the fire department’s billing agency, Forest Park will only pay $7,600 for the upgrade. “We were able to get them at a huge discount,” Brooks said.

PTA hosts night of family fun, games By Heidi Fallon

It was a night of fun and games for Clovernook Elementary School families. The PTA invited folks to bring their best Candyland and Scrabble skills to play with their own and other families. Principal Sheri Johnson said the PTA and her staff designed the night for students in kindergarten through third-grade and their parents.

“It’s a lot of fun,” secondgrader Julia Kinney-Bell said while waiting her turn at Candyland. The PTA will have another game night for older students and their families, Johnson said. “The idea is to show parents how games can be instructional,” she said. “Games can teach children about sequencing, color and language while they’re having fun.” Students and their families also designed their own make-it, HEIDI FALLON/STAFF

Sisters Quinn, 11, and Aryn Nichols, 7, try their luck with a game of Candyland. The siblings are sixth- and second-graders at Clovernook Elementary School. take-it game. Third-grade teacher Elizabeth Johnson said those games use a single file folder to contain the pieces. “It can be a matching game or a word game, but it’s all complete in the folder,” Johnson said. “We use similar ones in the classroom all the time.” She said self-contained folder games are perfect for car rides as well as the kitchen table. The PTA also handed out HEIDI FALLON/STAFF prizes, which included selected Tracie Nichols pits wits with her daughter, Ailin, 10, and Julia Kinney-Bell, 8, far right, during Family board games going home with Game Night at Clovernook Elementary School. family winners.


Clovernook Elementary School teacher Elizabeth Johnson prepares one of the make-it take-it games families could create at the school’s Family Game Night. An entire game is in a file folder and focuses not only on fun, but learning skills.

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Greenhills lighting up for holidays

Greenhills is inviting the community to get in the holiday spirit with its annual holiday event and tree lighting ceremony, Light up Greenhills from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4. The community is invited to gather with family and friends on the Commons, warm up with hot chocolate and a bonfire, and take in some holiday music and entertainment by the Winton Woods High School Choir and other community groups beginning at 6:30 p.m. Carriage Occasions will also be on hand to offer horse drawn carriage rides around the Commons. The event is free, but donations are suggested for the carriage rides. Mayor Oscar Hoffmann will flip the magic switch to light the trees on the Commons at 6:15 p.m. Santa Claus will make an appearance, thanks to the


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Greenhills Volunteer Fire Department, at 6:30 p.m. Santa will take a break from his toy making to spend time listening to children’s holiday wish lists after arriving at the Commons. Beginning on Dec. 4 children will be able to mail their letters to Santa Claus at his special mailbox in front of the Greenhills Post Office, 22 Endicott Street. “This has been a much loved tradition in Greenhills for decades,” said Jane Berry, Greenhills municipal manager. “Everyone in the community looks forward to the tree lighting as the unofficial start to the holiday season. We expect to have a great turnout and a lot of fun this year.” For more information about Light Up Greenhills, contact Jane Berry at or 589-3581.

BRIEFLY Concern meeting

The North College Hill Community Concerns Group will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave. The House of the Year award will be awarded. All residents are welcome.

Open house

Brookdale Place, formerly Sunrise of Finneytown, will have its Christmas open house from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at 9101 Winton Road. The schedule is: • 6 p.m. – Finneytown High School Chorale • 6:30 p.m. – Pictures with Santa • 6:45 p.m. – Victorian Carolers sing holiday favorites Gingerbread Houses designed by local businesses and organizations will be on display. You can vote on your favorite and place a bid, all proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association! If you would like to donate Toys for Tots, Brookdale Place is collecting toys that are appropriate for children up to age 13. The toy must be new, in its original packaging and not wrapped or decorated. RSVP by Wednesday, Dec. 2 to the concierge 7295233

Norwegian celebration

Juletrefest, a Norwegian Family Celebration, will be presented by the Edvard

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Grieg Lodge, Sons of Norway, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Friendship United Methodist Church, 1025 Springfield Pike. Cost is $5 per person. Make reservations to Esther Charlton at 923-3798 or

Holiday concert

The Cincinnati Civic Orchestra will be performing its annual holiday concert at Springfield Township’s Grove banquet room at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13. An American Christmas will feature many favorite classics including “White Christmas” mixed in with more modern holiday hits like songs from the “Polar Express.” The concert is a free and family friendly event. The Grove Banquet Hall, 9158 Winton Road, is located at the rear of the Springfield Township administrative complex, behind the senior/community center. For more information on this or other activities sponsored by the Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, call 522-1154 or go to the township Web site at

Working out

Where can you go to exercise, meet new people and have fun? Forest Park offers many classes for seniors and nonseniors. The classes offer dif-

Barrels of food


Julie Stegman, Sam Garner and Ellen Richards help sort more than 1,000 canned goods collected during the Finneytown High School Community Service campaign Treat the Hungry. The Treat the Hungry campaign collects canned goods during Halloween for donation to the PTA Holiday Basket food drive. ferent ways to stay fit, be healthy and stay active. Here is a list of classes: Line dancing on Mondays, from 10:30 a.m. to noon and Wednesday, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., free, at the senior center, 1555 Winton Road;. Zumba, Tuesdays, at 6:30 p.m. a fee is charged, at the activity center, 651 W. Sharon Road; Yoga, Tuesdays, 1:30-3 p.m., fee charged, at senior center; low impact aerobics, Fridays 10-11 a.m., fee charged, at senior center; and walking club, Saturdays, 8 a.m., free in Central Park. There are more activities for seniors. To be a member of the senior center, call 5955252 or stop by the Forest Park Municipal Building for an application. Membership fee is $15-$25.

If you are a non-senior and interested in exercise classes, call the recreation department at 595-5252.

Golf gifts

The Hamilton County Park District golf courses is having a sale. Items being sold at discount include apparel, golf equipment and gift certificates for all seven courses. The courses include the Mill Course in Winton Woods, 1515 W. Sharon Road; and the Meadow Links and Golf Academy at Winton Woods, 10999 Mill Road. A valid Hamilton County Park District motor vehicle permit is required to enter the parks. For additional information go to or call 521-7275.

Index Calendar ......................................B4 Classifieds.....................................C Deaths .........................................B7 Father Lou ...................................B5

Food.............................................B6 Police...........................................B7 Sports ..........................................B1 Viewpoints ..................................A7

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Bridge Antique Mall, the library and City Hall. Kits must be ordered by Dec. 4. The light up night begins at 6 p.m. on Dec. 12 with a rain date of Saturday, Dec. 19. Proceeds from the kit sales go to the committee’s beautification efforts. The committee is a group of Mount Healthy residents who volunteer their time and talents. The group meets the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 7700 Perry St. Meetings are open to the public and new members are welcome. For more information call 729-4316 or go to


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McAuley juniors Sarah Kaehler of College Hill, left, and Maddie Sabatelli of White Oak are among the students who will exhibit their artwork at the Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph as part of Selections ’09.

McAuley students part of Selections ’09

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McAuley High School

Patty Davis Thomas, a 1977 graduate and current member of the support staff, has been raising awareness of pancreatic cancer. November is is National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Thomas is distributing purple ribbons, the symbol of pancreatic cancer awareness, to students in study hall and has posted purple signs throughout the school to raise awareness of this disease. Some students have even made donations, which she will forward to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Thomas has a sister, Maureen Davis Reis, a 1969 McAuley graduate, who is a five-year survivor of pancreatic cancer. • Seniors Kelli Dorr, Lindsey Hice, Lauren Krabacher and Kirstie Reilman, and junior Allie Sander had the opportunity to observe

First honors: Nicole Ashcraft, Nicole Beccaccio, Erin Bepler, Erin Bergmann, Meredith Bodkin, Alexa Bolin, Cassandra Brakers, Elizabeth Brock, Mary Broering, Kerry Caddell, Mai Chu, Bridget Crowley, Lindsey Decher, Elizabeth Doyle, Susan Findley, Alyssa Finke, Kathryn Flanigan, Morgan Gelhausen, Aimee Green, Elise Hargis, Andrea Heckle, Megan Heckmann, Malia Hess, Grace Hoesl, Ashley Johns, Leslie Lohbeck, Chelsey Maag, Elizabeth Morris, Molly Murrison, Amanda Rapien, Jennifer Rosenacker, Laura Rothan, Tayler Thress, Julia Timme, Katherine Wernke, Kayla Wilmes and Emily York. Second honors: Sarah Allison, Kelli Baum, Jordan Beal, Jennifer Beck, Jayme Bittner, Emily Blessing, Allison Bollin, Emily Branscum, Danielle Browning, Sarah Bushman, Kimberly Calder, Chloe Caldwell, Elizabeth Ceddia, Christine Conway, El-Asa Crawford, Anna Denuzio, Brianna Doxsey, Jamie Duccilli, Abigail Engel, Mary Findley, Colleen Flynn, Katherine Giglio, Rebecca Giuliano, Nora Goetzman, Allyson Goldick, Christina Gruenwald, Kathyna Gutman, Sarah Haverkos, Nicole Helmers, Anna Herrmann, Mary Herzog, Emily Imhoff, Krista Issler, Emily Jester, Rebecca Jones, Justine Junker, Megan Kaake, Emily Kacner, Brittani Kohls, Jamie Kolb, Melissa Kolb, Jessica Larkin, Megan Lawwill, Elizabeth Loxterkamp, Maria Lupp, Sarah Maraan, Joy McGee, Jordanne Mitchell, Samantha Morrissey, Catherine Murray, Kelley Namaky, Shawn O'Brien, Samantha O'Hara, Carley Powell, Melissa Quinlan, Alysha Reed, Caitlin Roberts, Kelly Rogers, Madison Sabatelli, Natalie Sagel, Allison Sander, Rachel Scheper, Michelle Schmidt, Nicole Schmidt, Lauren Schneider, Sarah Seig, Nicole Sifri, Megan Sparks, Claire Speirs, Vera Straub, Lindsey Totten, Kaylyn Vonkorff, Mallory Waters, Brooke Weber, Brittany Wyatt, Kathryn Yoder, Rachel Young, Alexandra Zimmer, Melanie Zinser


First honors: Olivia Anhofer, Katherine Anneken, Stephanie Bates, Alexandra Bowman, Fiona Burzynski, Brittany Campbell, Kelsey Copes, Julie Depauw, Cynthia Dickman, Kelli Dorr, Alexandra Duell, Michelle Hausman, Elizabeth Helpling, Alexis Hendy, Kate Hill, Lauren Hillner, Ashley Jansen, Catherine Junker, Grace Junker, Jessica Kahny, Lauren Krabacher, Jillian Leedy, Kelly McDonald, Maria Meyer, Tracy Minich, Rebecca Moore, Kathryn Newsom, Kortney Pifher, Ann Marie Roth, Kelly Schmidt, Kelly Schmidt, Rebecca Schmidt, Emily Schoenlaub, Amanda Schultz, Lauren Schultz, Olivia Sillies, Allison Smith, Mary Soriano, z1livia Thiemann, J. Abigail Vehr, Stephanie Ventura, Paula Vogelpohl, Jennifer Voit, Chelsea Wells, Sarah Weyer, Megan Whitacre, Maura Winters, Laura Yoder and Brittany Zins. Second honors: Dana Adams, Anna Marie Albanese, Tess Alexander, Madeline Anderson, Christine Baarendse, Anna Ball, Alexis Barnhart, Jaime Beck, Juliana Bergen, Allison Bergmann, Jamie Berling, Kathleen Bertke, Stephanie Billinghurst, Ashley Blust, Lauren Brookes, Emily Brunsman, Megan Casada, Hayley Cole, Jamie Coogan, Alexandria Crawford, Molly Creed, Catherine Dannhausen, Esther Diller, Danielle Doerger, Gabrielle Doerger, Nicole Epure, Madison Frey, Rachel Fries, Ashley Gabriel, Morgan Gauthier, Emily Geiger, Lauren Glines, Gabrielle Hempel, Madeline Herbert, Lindsey Hice, Pauline Holthaus, Jenna Igel, Sarah Johansing, Kirsten Kipp, Caitlin Kramer, Rebecca Lamping, Rebecca Lawson, Brittany Luipold, Kathryn Markus, Stephanie Mcmahon, Jessica Morgan, Veronica Murphy, Chelsea Myers, Abigail Packer, Taylor Parr, Cynthia Pyle, Nicole Rasche, Brittany Raterman, Rebecca Reis, Faith Rinklin, Allison Rothert, Mackenzie Sanders, Molly Schlotman, Lauren Schmitt, Jamye Stuckey, Kathryn Thatcher, Jacquelyn Toberman, Alexandra Waldman, Michelle Watson, Carly Weir, Elizabeth Wiebell, Amanda Wietmarschen, Abagayle Witzgall, Erin Wood, Andrea Yates and Emily Ziller.


McAuley seniors Jen Voit, left, of Mount Healthy and Annie Roth of White Oak are among the students who will exhibit their artwork at the Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph as part of Selections ’09.

two live surgeries in an auditorium at Christ Hospital via video and audio feed. As they watched the procedures, the students were able to ask the surgeon questions. There also were surgical assistants in the auditorium to answer questions. The young women are all students in McAuley’s anatomy and physiology class.

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The varsity ensemble was one of 20 choirs performing at the second annual Star 64 Holiday Carols in downtown Cincinnati. The group will perform “Betelehemu,” a Nigerian carol, for the two-hour show, which recently was taped on Fountain Square. Star 64 Holiday Carols will air at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24, 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 25, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26, on Channel 64. The varsity ensemble also will perform at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s Feast of Carols at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. Tickets can be purchased through the CCM box office at 556-4183 or

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The second annual Sharing and Caring Canned Food Drive at collected over 1,100 items for S.O.U.L Ministries. Student Council members urged their fellow students, teachers and staff members to bring in food from home and from their neighbors. More than 26 boxes were filled with



Seniors Brittany Banks and Mark Cornist were crowned homecoming queen and king at Mount Healthy High School’s homecoming game. The 35-2 win over Ross was played at Colerain High School because Mount Healthy’s home field was deemed unplayable.

SCHOOL NOTES The school has announced this year’s National Honor Society inductees. Seniors inducted were Jacob Bradley, Anthony Cimino, Tyler DeLaet, Jonathan Feuchter, Daniel Gilkey, Timothy Keller, Matthew Ketzer, Andrew Kolb, Kevin Kroeger, Alex Moore, Dylan Neu, Robert Ripperger, Joseph Scherpenberg, Kyle Smith, Jeffrey Weierman and Peter Wietmarschen. Juniors inducted were Shane Barnes, Vincent Brickweg, John Burger, Zachary Dangel, John Hoeweler, Kyle Herth, Zachary Klensch, Brian Lester, Andrew Lonneman, Benjamin Martini, Benjamin Moeller, Robert Moore, Nathaniel Morabito, Stephen Rieger, Michael Schmidt, Zachary Starkey, Kyle Sterwerf, Adam Tullius and Gregory Walden.

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HONOR ROLLS The following students have earned honors for the first quarter of the 2009-2010 school year.

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Four McAuley High School students have been invited to exhibit their artwork at the Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery as part of Selections ’09. Seniors Annie Roth, the daughter of Jeff and Martha Roth of White Oak, and junior Sarah Kaehler, the daughter of Michael and Margaret Kaehler of College Hill, both submitted composite works featuring digital photographs and drawings. Junior Maddie Sabatelli, the daughter of Terry and Linda Sabatelli of White Oak, entered a multimedia still-life. Senior Jennifer Voit, the daughter of Jim and Mariellen Voit of Mount Healthy, entered a still-life tempura painting. The Selections ’09 exhibit runs through Dec. 4 at the gallery, which is in the Dorothy Meyer Ziv Art Building on the campus of the College of Mount St. Joseph. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

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donated items. The Winton Woods Intermediate School Student Council is sponsored by secretary Genice Peterson and physical education teacher Carl Paff. Members are Shelbi Arens, Simon Asem, Michael Barwick, Katherine Blen, Kamiylah Bomar, Shantel Bonner, Sarah Bosworth, Giovanni Brown., Nia Burns, Tamia Collins, Joshua Dees, Guilly Dia, Abigail Ewald, Jacob Goins, Elana Hairston, Cyerra Harris, Kristin Ingram, Juanye Jackson, Amber Lamb, Megan Larkin, Andie Larricia, Kierah Leadon, Markeish Lewis, Paige Mack, Dillan Mariano, Shauna McKenzie, Whitney McKenzie, Jimmy Moore, Justin Moore, William Patton, Angelly Polanco, Ravyn Ramsey, Alexis Reeves, Mohammad Shafi, Geralyn Smith, Rayshia Thomas, Cassidy Todd, Taylor Waters, Kendall Weems, Shayla Whittie, Dwayne Wilkins, Brandon Wofford and Zachary Woody.

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Honored as Students of the Month for November were seventh-graders Paris Bell Brown, Emelin Caceres, Jazmine Edwards, Solomon Smith, Sequoia Washington and Karli’e Whitfield, and-eighth graders Nicholas Allen, Jerrell Foster, Jasiah Hubbard, Jada Lowe, Viviana Mendoza, Tabitha Myrick, Demetria Sears, Martin Stallworth, Anthony Thompson and Kayla Upthegrove. The students were nominated by the teaching staff because of the quality of their work, efforts in class, responsibility level and behavior at school, attitude and relationship to their peers and teachers.

Fiscal award


Winton Woods City School District officials recently received the Making Your Tax Dollars Count Award from the office of state auditor Mary Taylor for their fiscal year 2008 audit. Fewer than 5 percent of all Ohio government agencies are eligible for the award. Winton Woods City Schools treasurer Tom Golinar, right, is pictured receiving the award from Carl Enslen, Southwest Ohio regional liaison for the state auditor’s office.


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December 2, 2009

Winton Woods in food drive contest By Rob Dowdy

Winton Woods High School is participating in a food drive within a food drive, with the hopes of benefiting those in need, as well as winning a competition against other schools. The Winton Woods High School Varsity Ensemble was one of 20 choirs to perform at “Star 64 Holiday

Carols” on Fountain Square downtown. As part of that show, the choir, and subsequently the school, is participating in the St. Vincent de Paul Food Drive. The school’s student council and varsity ensemble have joined forces to organize the drive, which will not only have Winton Woods competing against other schools for the prize of being recognized during

upcoming airings of the performance, but also against itself. The class that collects the most food will win a special pizza party. The donated food will benefit those in need during the holiday season. Junior Tiffany Peterson, a member of student council, said Choir Director David Bell brought the idea to student council, and they decided to make it a compe-

tition amongst each fifthperiod class in the school. Junior Ifunanya Okwumo, a member of both student council and the varsity ensemble, said despite tough times for everyone, the food drive has had a strong response and students are bringing in food every day. “I guess it’s just out of the kindness of their hearts,” she said.


Winton Woods students, from left, Corey Stewart, Louise Dees, Ifunanya Okwumo and Tiffany Peterson are just a few of the students assisting in the school’s food drive to assist the St. Vincent de Paul Food Drive. The class that collects the most food wins a pizza party.

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Here’s the lowdown on continued high-quality care. Mercy’s two West side hospitals will continue to provide you high-quality care. Mercy Hospitals Mt. Airy and Western Hills are consistently rated among the top 5% of hospitals nationally for patient safety, which speaks highly of our commitment to exceptional care and service. There is a great sense of joy, pride and anticipation over our new hospital that is scheduled to open in 2014. Until that time, Mercy Hospitals Mt. Airy and Western Hills will continue to provide high-quality medical care along with new and enhanced services—the kind that you’ve come to expect without interruption. Continued care for 150 years past…and future. Part of the Mercy Circle of Caring. We look forward to continuing to care for you at Mercy Hospitals Mt. Airy and Western Hills. If you have any questions or concerns, please visit


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Last week’s question

Compared to last year, do you plan to spend more or less on gifts this holiday season? “Happily, I am gainfully employed once again after being laid off in March, but I am not making the salary that I once was – I will be spending less.” C.A.S. “In answer to the question, I plan on spending a bit more. Now, my husband plans on us spending a bit less. I’ve already been shopping online. So far, I’ve gotten just family gifts but I don’t have much to buy. I’ve gotten free shipping on everything so far.” M.E. “Probably about the same. However, some items are more expensive this year.” B.N.

Next question Do you think DUI checkpoints, set up by police during the holidays, are effective? Why or why not? Every week The Hilltop Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answer to with Chatroom in the subject line. There are defining moments in all our lives to make us grow up and be responsible for ourselves and our families … that day did it for me! God Bless everyone this Christmas especially those in the military!” L.D. “I always have a Christmas Club so each year I give about the same to all the kiddies in the form of money this way they can buy what they want, no worrying about take backs. So this year’s spending will be about the same as last year.” L.S.

“Probably about the same. However, some items are more expensive this year.”

“We will likely not spend more than we did last Christmas. However, we will not cut our spending by an arbitrary amount or rate. We will endeavor to find gifts of the same quality as last Christmas, but will make a greater effort than is past years to find the sales, discounts, etc. Purchases at “regular” pricing will be very limited.” T.M. “Even though I have been unemployed a year and a half I plan on spending about the same. I can do this because I did save for the rainy day. I did put away for the unexpected and I started doing that after Sept. 11, 2001.

“Well, we planned to spend a lot less this year, but we’ve already past that. While we are not buying as much, the things we picked out cost more. I’d rather spend more on one item, but get what they want, rather than have them return things. We’ve also expanded our family this year to include boyfriends and a grandson. Happy Holidays.” C.D.

OFFICIALS Here is a list of addresses for your public officials:

Ohio Senate

• 8th District – Bill Seitz (R). In Cincinnati, call 357-9332, In Columbus, write to: Senate Building, Room No. 143, First Floor, Columbus, Ohio. 43215; or call 614-466-8068; e-mail: • 9th District – Eric Kearney (D). In Columbus, write to Senate Building, Room 057, Ground Floor, Columbus, Ohio, 43215 or call 614-466-5980; e-mail

Ohio House of Representatives

• 28th District – Connie Pillich (D), In Columbus, write 77 S. High St., 11th Floor, Columbus, OH., 43215-6111 or call 614-466-8120; fax 614-719-3582. E-mail: • 29th District – Louis Blessing (R), can be reached in Cincinnati at 3672 Springdale Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45251, or call 513-385-1234. In Columbus, write him at the Ohio House of Representatives, 77 S. High St., 14th Floor, Columbus, OH., 43215-6111 or call him at 614-4669091; fax: 614-719-3583. E-mail: • 32nd District – Dale Mallory (D) In Columbus, write 77 S. High St., 13th

Floor, Columbus, OH., 43215-6111 or call 614-466-1645; fax 614-719-3586 E-mail:

U.S. House of Representatives

1st District

Steve Driehaus (D), U.S. House of Representatives, 202-2252216. Fax: 202-225-3012. In Cincinnati, write 3003 Carew Tower, 441 Vine St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or call 513-6842723; fax 421-8722.

U.S. Senate

• George Voinovich (R) In Cincinnati, write: 36 E. Seventh St., Room 2615, Cincinnati, OH 45202; call 513-6843265; fax 513-684-3269. In Washington, D.C., write: 524 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; call 202-224-3353 • Sherrod Brown (D) In Washington, write Russell Court, SRC5, Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510. Call 202-224-2315. FAX is 202-224-5516. For his e-mail, go to Brown has one Ohio office. In Cleveland, write 600 E. Superior Ave., Room 2450, Cleveland, Ohio 44114, or call 216-522-7272; fax is 202-5222239.


Pledge leader

Winton Woods Intermediate School sixth-grader Joseph Allen was selected to represent his school in leading the Pledge of Allegiance before a Forest Park City Council Meeting at the Forest Park Municipal Building. The Forest Park City Council meets the first and third Monday of every month. Allen is pictured with his parents, Joseph and Tamu Allen of Forest Park.


Cincinnati Zoo and 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 5597752, or e-mail, or visit Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m. to noon selected Saturdays through November. For a complete list visit or call 683-2340. Volunteers will work in the kitchen and herb gardens. No experience is needed, volunteers may participate once or for the entire season. Volunteers should bring gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty and a snack if desired. Tools are provided. Granny’s Garden School – needs help in the garden. Granny’s is growing produce for needy families in the area, with support from the Greenfield Plant Farm. Greenfield Plant Farm donated their surplus tomato and green pepper plants to the Granny’s Garden School program. Granny is seeking help with maintaining the gardens, planting and harvesting more produce. Granny’s is at Loveland Primary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. Call 3242873 or e-mail, or visit 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 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit E-mail 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 for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373.


MEETINGS Here is a list of government meetings in the area: • Cincinnati City Council meets at 2 p.m. every Wednesday in room 300 at Cincinnati City Hall, 801 Plum St. When there is a Monday holiday, all meetings including committee meetings are

pushed back a day. • Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education usually meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 2651 Burnet Ave. Board of Education phone: 475-7000. Superintendent: Rosa Blackwell. Board President: Eve Bolton.

at the Bethel Branch Library, 611 West Plane St., Bethel. Help elementary-aged students with their reading skills after school at the library. For more information or to register for the program, call the library at 248-0700. Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation needs. Call 621-READ. 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 who are struggling to read. Call 6217323 or e-mail Jayne Martin Dressing,

Clermont 20/20 – and its college access program, Clermont Educational Opportunities, offer a mentoring program that matches adults to work with a group of high school students from local high schools. Volunteers are needed to become mentors to help students stay in school and prepare to graduate with a plan for their next step. Call Terri Rechtin at 753-9222 or 6733334 (cell) or e-mail for more information. Granny’s Garden School – Volunteers needed from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays to work on behind-the-scenes projects. Volunteers also needed to help with developing Web pages. Call 489-7099; Granny’s Hands-on Gardening Club is looking for new gardeners, to work with garden manager Suellyn Shupe. Experienced gardeners, come to share your expertise and enjoy the company of other gardeners while supporting the Granny’s Garden School program times: 1:30-4 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The school is located at the Loveland Primary and Elementary, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. E-mail or visit 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 542-0195. Raymond Walters College – Needs volunteers to serve as tutors to skills enhancement students. The class meets from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 745-5691. 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 one-on-one contact with students outside of a classroom are required to have a background check. To volunteer, contact Gina Burnett at 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 YMCA – The Ralph J. Stolle Countryside YMCA is looking for volunteer trail guides for school groups. Call 932-1424 or e-mail


Business Volunteers for the Arts – BVA is accepting applications from business professionals with at least three years experience, interested in volunteering their skills within the arts community. Projects average six to eight months in length and can

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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 241-2600. 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, data entry, special events support and coordinating the Health Fair. Call 759-9330. American Heart Association – Volunteers needed to assist with the American Heart Association’s cause campaigns, Power to End Stroke, Go Red For Women, Start!, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Assignments include clerical work, event specific duties and community outreach. Contact the American Heart Association at 281-4048 or e-mail Captain Kidney Educational Program – Needs volunteers one or more mornings or afternoons a month during the school year to educate children in first through sixth grades about kidney function and disease. Training provided. Call 961-8105. Clermont Recovery Center – Needs volunteers to fill positions on the board of trustees. Clermont County residents interested in the problem of alcohol or drug abuse, especially persons in long-term recovery and their family members, are encouraged to apply. Contact Barbara Adams Marin, CQI manager and communications coordinator, at 735-8123 or, Kim King, administrative assistant at 735-8144. Crossroads Hospice – Seeking volunteers to assist terminally ill patients and their families. Call 793-5070. Destiny Hospice – is seeking caring and compassionate people to make a difference in the life of a person living with terminal illness. No special skills or experience needed; simply a willingness to help provide comfort and support. Orientation is scheduled to fit the volunteer’s schedule. Opportunities are available throughout the Cincinnati, Middletown and Butler County area. Contact Anne at 554-6300, or Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care – is seeking volunteers in all Greater Cincinnati communities. Evercare provides care for those facing end-of-life issues and personal support to their families. Volunteers needed to visit with patients and/or assist in administrative and clerical tasks. Volunteers may provide care wherever a patient resides, whether in a private home or nursing facility. Call 1-888-866-8286 or 682-4055. Heartland Hospice – is seeking people with an interest in serving terminally ill clients and their families. Volunteers are needed for special projects such as crochet, knitting, making cards and lap robes, as well as making visits to patients. Training is provided to fit volunteers’ schedules. Call Jacqueline at 731-6100, and Shauntay 831-5800 for information.


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2, 2009

Warrior workers see state reward By Mark Chalifoux


Winton Woods quarterback Dominique Brown (10) runs the ball against Columbus Marion-Franklin High School in the state semifinal. Brown had seven touchdowns in the 69-35 win.

The Winton Woods High School football team is in the state championship game for the first time in school history. “I’m happy for our kids,” said head coach Troy Everhart, moments after the Warriors defeated Columbus MarionFranklin 69-35. “I don’t know of any group of kids that works harder than a Winton Woods kid, especially with what we demand of them. A lot of groups deserved this over the years but this is the group that gets the reward.” Winton Woods faces Maple Heights next Friday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Division II state championship game. The game is at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium in Massillon. For a team heading into that atmosphere the first time, Everhart said there could be some butterflies on his team. “I thought we had some tonight,” he said after the state semifinal win. “In a big atmosphere the kids will be excited. The key is that it’s excitement and not nervousness.” Winton Woods will look to Dominque Brown and Jeremiah Goins to lead the offense, per the usual. Winton Woods racked up 645 rushing yards and 69 points in the state semifinal. Brown led the way with 249 yards and a personal record seven touch-

downs. Goins had 264 yards and two touchdowns in the win. “They are always outstanding and a lot of it has to do with how we perform up front,” Everhart said. “Those five guys on the offensive line don’t get much credit but they played great.” Winton Woods Athletic Director Herb Woeste said the state title appearance means a great deal to the school. “It’s huge as far as the school and the community is concerned,” he said. “We couldn’t be happier. It’s hard to put it into words. It’s a monumental achievement.” Woeste also said he’s impressed with the job Everhart has done. “He’s been unbelievable,” Woeste said. “Not only on the field but off the field with getting kids scholarships year in and year out and in the type of young men he has chosen to mold. He has done the job both on the field and off the field.” The Maple Heights Mustangs will also be making their first appearance in the state championship game after a 21-17 win over Lake Catholic. The Mustangs, like the Warriors, are also led by a quarterback and running back who are dangerous with their feet. Maple Heights quarterback Shaq Washington ran for 193 yards in the state semifinal win and running back DeVonte Ransom had 128 yards in the win.


Winton Woods fullback Jeremiah Goins runs the ball in the semifinal game. Goins had more than 200 yards rushing and two touchdowns in the win.


Hudson set to lead Spartans once more By Tony Meale

Last year wasn’t supposed to be anything special. But with only three seniors on its roster, the Roger Bacon High School boys’ basketball team managed to win 20 games, a league title and a city championship. The Spartans eventually fell in district play to Dayton Thurgood Marshall, which advanced to the state finals before losing to Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary, but it was nevertheless a phenomenal season for the boys of St. Bernard. This year they hope to do more of the same. Roger Bacon will be led by senior guard Jorian Hudson, who last year finished second in the GCLCentral in scoring with 14.2 points per game and first in steals with 2.3 a contest.

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He was named league player of the year and defensive player of the year. “I expect nothing less than a repeat of what he did last year, and hopefully, even more,” head coach Brian Neal said. Hudson, who was a wide receiver on the football team, broke his hand toward the end of the season but should be ready to go when Roger Bacon opens against Mount Healthy Dec. 8. He will be joined by senior forward Matt Westerfeld, who will do the dirty work in the paint. “Matt brings toughness, defensive continuity and a rebounding presence for us,” Neal said. “He is our glue.” Other promising players include a trio of juniors – center Jared Bryant, forward Jabriel Coaston and guard Paul Byrd. Bryant, who is 6-8, averaged 6.4 points and four rebounds per game last year and led the team in field-goal percentage, making nearly 64 percent of his attempts. “Jared has really improved this offseason,” Neal said. Coaston, meanwhile, averaged 4.8 points and shot 42 percent from three-point range, and Byrd, a returning point guard, dished out two assists per game.

Roger Bacon boys

Game days Dec. 8 Mt. Healthy Dec. 11 @ La Salle Dec. 12 @ Scott County – 9 p.m. Dec. 18 @ Purcell Marian Dec. 19 Shroder Paideia Dec. 22 @ Winton Woods Jan. 5 @ St. Xavier Jan. 8 Badin Jan. 9 @ Lexington Catholic – 6 p.m. Jan. 15 Carroll Jan. 17 @ Cleveland Heights – 3 p.m. Jan. 22 @ McNicholas Jan. 26 Elder Jan. 29 @ Badin Feb. 2 @ Chaminade Julienne Feb. 5 Purcell Marian Feb. 9 Moeller Feb. 12 @ Alter Feb. 16 Fenwick Feb. 19 McNicholas All games are 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. “Jabriel will play a much bigger role than he did last year,” Neal said. “(And Paul has a) very high (basketball IQ) and (is) very underrated.” Roger Bacon, however, will be without sophomore center Adolphus Washington, who transferred to Taft. Washington, who is 6-6 and

No. 3 4 5 10 11 20 22 23 30 31 33 40 42 44

On the team

Name Adrian Ingram A.J. Holt Brian Bien Jorian Hudson Jabriel Coaston Drew Wilson Gavin Schumann Paul Byrd Jared Bryant Matt Westerfeld Rashad Peterkin Jourian Austin Mose Demasi Brady Garner

Year Pos. 12 G 12 F 11 G 12 G 11 F 11 G 11 G 11 G 11 C 12 C 11 G 11 G 11 F 11 G

weighs 240 pounds, was third in the GCL-Central in scoring (13.8 points) and first in rebounds (7.0) as a freshman. Still, the Spartans have more than enough talent to win the league. They went 12-2 in conference play last year, with their only losses coming to GCL-South stalwarts La Salle and Moeller. The other three teams in the GCL-Central – Badin, Purcell Marian and McNicholas – combined to go 12-30 in league play, and none of those teams finished above .500. “(We’re) probably the favorite to win our league,” Neal said.

Winton Woods stands out in FAVC Winton Woods boys

Game days Dec. 7 Hughes Dec. 11 @ Anderson Dec. 18 @ Harrison Dec. 22 Roger Bacon Jan. 5 Milford Jan. 8 @ Loveland Jan. 9 @ Western Hills Jan. 12 @ Mason Jan. 15 Glen Este

Jan. 16 @ Garfield Heights – 1:15 p.m. Jan. 19 Hamilton Jan. 22 Anderson Jan. 26 @ Walnut Hills Jan. 29 Harrison Feb. 2 @ La Salle Feb. 5 @ Milford Feb. 9 Woodward Feb. 12 Loveland Feb. 16 Taft Feb. 19 @ Glen Este All games are 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

By Mark Chalifoux

The Winton Woods High School boys’ basketball team went 11-11 in 2008-2009 but should be one of the top teams in the FAVC in 2009-2010. The team returns four excellent starters. Guard Allen Payne averaged 15 points and 6 rebounds a game in 2008-2009 and forward Dominique Brown averaged 16

points and 5 rebounds. Guard Nate Mason averaged 11 points a game and point guard Semaj Christon averaged 5 points and 3 assists a game. “This team has the experience and components to put together a very successful season,” head coach Donnie Gillespie said. “Our priority this year is to pay attention to the details on both ends of the court and defend every possession.” Gillespie also said the team’s


Reigning GCL-Central Player of the Year Jorian Hudson is set to lead the Roger Bacon High School boys’ basketball team again this season.

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On the team

Name Thomas Owens Dennis Thomas Dominique Brown Allen Payne Jalen Bradley Semaj Christon Dion Dearmond Mark Ellison Nate Mason

Year 11 11 12 12 12 11 11 11 12

Pos. G G F F F G G G G

chemistry and mental toughness would determine how long the season lasts. “It will be vital,” he said. “Any team that has chemistry can be dangerous.”


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Boys hoops

December 2, 2009

St. X returns 4 starters from Sweet 16 team

St. Xavier boys

Game days

By Tony Meale

St. Xavier High School head boys’ basketball coach Scott Martin has led the Bombers to four Final Fours this decade – including a state title in 2000 – and enters his 15th year at the helm of the program. Last season, he guided St. X to a 14-10 overall record and an appearance in the Sweet 16 of the state tournament. Fueling that run on the court was Erik Stenger, who last year led the GCL-South in scoring (17.6 points per game), rebounding (7.7)

On the team


St. Xavier High School senior Alex Longi is one of four returning starters for the Bombers this season.

Name Will Carroll Sean Duggan Sam Egbers Jon Fowler Ben Holcomb Matt James Alex Longi Luke Massa Joe Mezher Will Muething David Niehaus Brandon Polking Brian Robbens Kevin Smith Tanner Vidal Matt Wagner Tim Whelan Luke Witte Zac Yauss

Breakfast with Santa Sunday, Dec 20th

Year 12 11 11 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 12 12 11 12 12 11 12 11 11

Dec. 11 @ McNicholas Dec. 12 Hamilton Dec. 18 @ Moeller Dec. 19 North Canton Hoover – 6 p.m. Dec. 28-30 @ Georgetown Jesuit Tournament – TBA Jan. 5 Roger Bacon Jan. 8 Elder Jan. 11 @ Oak Hills Jan. 15 @ Fenwick Jan. 22 La Salle Jan. 23 @ St. Ignatius – 6 p.m. Jan. 26 Badin Jan. 29 @ Elder Feb. 5 Moeller Feb. 8 @ Purcell Marian Feb. 12 Chaminade Julienne Feb. 16 Aiken Feb. 19 @ La Salle All games are 7:30 p.m. and blocks (1.8) and is now a freshman basketball player at Northern Kentucky University. Still, the Bombers return four starters, including three of their top four scorers – seniors Luke Massa (9.5 points per game), Alex Longi (7.8) and David Niehaus (4.8). Massa shot a team-high 42.7 percent from threepoint range, while Niehaus led the team in field-goal percentage (53.5 percent). Also returning for the Bombers is guard Ben Holcomb, who hit nearly 40 percent of his three-point attempts last season. Promising newcomers include Sam Egbers, Zac Yauss, Sean Duggan and Luke Witte. “We have good experience that we should be able to build on,” Martin said.

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A young North College Hill Trojans boys’ basketball squad went 15-9 last year

On the team

Name Greg Sevilla Chris Lowe Jalean Lowe Stefone Grace Angelo Pruitt Dakota Dartis Jelan Render Aaron Avery Vince Edwards

and advanced to the district finals before falling to Miami East. This season, they return several experienced players, including seniors Stefone Grace and Angelo Pruitt and juniors Greg Sevilla, Chris Lowe and Dakota Dartis. Sophomore Jalean Lowe will also be in the mix. Head coach Jamie Mahaffey, who carries a winning percentage of .724 at NCH, hopes for consistent contributions from newcomers Jelan Render, Aaron Avery and Vince Edwards.

By Tony Meale

Head coach Steve Farquhar, who is making the switch from Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy to Mount Healthy High No. 4 10 12 14 20 22 24 30 32 34 40 42 44 50

On the team

Name Year Amear Dillard 12 Derrick Floyd 11 Cordaro Hughes 12 Dishawn Hines 12 Gregory Brassell 12 Mario McConico 11 Vince Turnage Jr. 10 Terry Rocker Jr. 10 Nathaniel Tubbs 12 Anthony Miller 12 Matthew Birch 12 Richard Foster 11 Jemiah Tolbert 11 Joel Heath 11

Pos. G G G F F G G G G G F F F F


Head coach Leon Ellison, who led the Aiken High School Falcons boys’ basketball team to a district championship last year, enters his sophomore campaign at Aiken without his two best

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Dec. 4 Taft Dec. 5 @ Shroder Paideia – 3 p.m. Dec. 12 @ Westlake – 8:30 p.m. Dec. 14 Sycamore Dec. 18 Hughes Dec. 19 Withrow Dec. 22 @ La Salle Jan. 8 @ Woodward Jan. 15 Western Hills Jan. 16 @ Flying to the Hoop – 3 p.m. Jan. 19 Lakota West Jan. 22 @ Taft Jan. 23 Shroder Paideia Jan. 29 Indian Hill Feb. 2 @ Elder Feb. 5 Hughes Feb. 6 @ Withrow Feb. 12 Woodward Feb. 16 @ St. Xavier Feb. 19 @ Western Hills All games are 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Aiken also hopes to get a boost from sophomore Willy Moore and senior Kenny Knight. “Our goal is to compete for championships every year, and with another group of talented student athletes, we have a great opportunity to continue (that) goal,” Ellison said. “Our discipline level on and off the court will determine how good (we) will be.”

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players from a season ago. Darren Goodson graduated, and junior Chane Behanan transferred to Bowling Green (Ky.) Ellison, however, has three returning starters in juniors Aaron Thomas and Gene Primus, as well as senior Nick McCoy Jr.


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La Salle turns to talented junior class On the team

A trio of junior starters return for 19th-year head boys’ basketball coach Dan Fleming following the La Salle Lancers’ trip to the Division I Regional Championship finals last winter. La Salle’s 23-3 season ended with a loss to Princeton, 64-60, as the Vikings captured a regional title en route to an appearance in the state finals. However, the Lancers won sectional and district titles in addition to its Greater Catholic League South Division co-championship last winter before being eliminated. The 2008-2009 campaign was the ninth-consecutive winning season for the Lancers. The Lancers posted a conference record of 9-1 while splitting the GCL South Division crown with Moeller (20-3, 9-1). St. Xavier (14-10, 5-5) took third in the division followed by fourth-place Elder (10-11, 2-8). Juniors Matt Woeste, Brandon Neel and Ryan Fleming represent the Lancers’ returning starters. Junior Trey Casey will also be a key contributor. “Our junior class is very talented,” Dan said. Neel, a 6-foot-3 forward,

No. Name Year 3 Josh Lemons 10 5 Kole Porter 11 10 Michael Schmidt 11 11 Alex Heusmann 12 12 Raymond Claytor 12 13 Rodriquez Coleman 11 15 Trey Casey 11 20 Drew Otten 11 21 Matthew Woeste 11 23 Brandon Neel 11 25 Ryan Fleming 11 31 Brett Wiebell 11 35 Keenen Gibbs 12

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averaged 10.3 points and 4.7 rebounds a game last winter. Ryan averaged 8.1 points and 4.5 rebounds a game with Woeste close behind at 5.7 points a game. “We’ll have depth and speed; we’ll be very fast, very quick,” Dan said. “It’s a good group of guys that works hard every day. We have a chance to be pretty good.” Though three players return, La Salle is also dealing with the loss of 2009 graduates Jordon Crawford (16.8 points, 3.4 assists a game) and Danny McElroy (16.5 points, 6.3 rebounds a game). “This year will be more of a group effort,” Dan said. “We’re real small. We have to use our speed to negate that. Rebounding is an issue. Our tallest player is

Finneytown must replace five starters By Tony Meale The Finneytown High School Wildcats boys’ basketball team returns no starters from last year’s squad, which finished 7-14 overall and went 0-7 in non-league games. “We need to counter a lack of experience through solid preparation and toughness,” third-year head coach Craig Stork said. “With having a young team, performing at a high

only about (6-foot-3).” La Salle opens with a pair of road games against Fairfield (Dec. 4) and Mason (Dec. 8) before returning home to host Roger Bacon (Dec. 11). The Lancers host Moeller Friday, Jan. 8, before travel-

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The La Salle High School boys’ basketball team will be led by a trio of returning starters (left to right) - juniors Matt Woeste, Brandon Neel and Ryan Fleming.


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Mary Provosty: Quilting the Common Path Art Quilt Display, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., College Hill Recreation Center, 5545 Belmont Ave. Center of quilt comprises 16 linoleum prints on white silk. Presented by Cincinnati Recreation Commission. 541-1418; College Hill.


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.


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; 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. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 3216776. Springfield Township. F R I D A Y, D E C . 4

ART & CRAFT CLASSES Paint and Etch Your Own Wine Glasses, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Mary Jane Riggi Studio, North Bend Road. Learn to paint and etch designs and make wine charms. Four glasses included. $45. Registration required. 633-2788. Mount Airy.


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.


Holiday Party Etiquette, 6-9 p.m., Six Acres Bed & Breakfast, 5350 Hamilton Ave. Tips on holiday party etiquette. Learn about dinner and dessert wine pairing, how to create holiday centerpieces and holiday musical entertainment. $30. 541-0873. College Hill.


Wine Tasting, 5-8 p.m., Piazza Discepoli Wine Merchants & Wine Bar, 5872 Cheviot Road. Includes light hors d’oeuvres. $10. 9231300; White Oak.


Light Up Greenhills, 6 p.m., Greenhills Village Commons, Winton and Farragut roads. Santa, carriage rides, Winton Woods High School Choir and more. Luminary and bonfire created and supervised by Boy Scout Troop 400. Family friendly. Cameras welcome. Free. Presented by Winton Woods Community Coalition. 742-2203. Greenhills.


Family Force 5, 6:30-11 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave. Christian music. With House of Heroes, Remedy Drive and All Left Out. The Christmas Pageant Tour. $18, $15 advance. 825-8200; Forest Park.


Nativity on the Square and Other Christmas Encounters, 7:30 p.m., College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave. Fantasy in which characters of full-size crèche scene come to life on Christmas Eve and struggle to discover who they are. $12, $10 children. Reservations recommended. Presented by Friends of the Groom Theater Company. 831-2859; College Hill.


Low-Impact Aerobics, 10-11 a.m., Forest Park Senior Center, 11555 Winton Road. Open to seniors and nonseniors. Senior Center membership $15-25; class $5/$7. Registration required. Presented by City of Forest Park. 595-5252. Forest Park. S A T U R D A Y, D E C . 5


St. Bernard Christmas Carnival, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., St. Bernard School and Parish Center, 7115 Springdale Road. Carnival games, secret Santa shop, toy raffle and Mrs. Claus’ Bake Shop. Canned good donation benefits St. Vincent de Paul. Family friendly. Canned good donation requested. Presented by St. Bernard Parent’s Club. 3534224. Colerain Township.


Santa Breakfast and Dinner, 10 a.m., Church of the Assumption Parish Center, Joseph Street and McMakin Avenue. Meal, play, door prizes, raffles, boutique and bake shop. $6.50, $5.50 children. Presented by Assumption School. 522-5326. Mount Healthy. Live Nativity, Noon-4 p.m., Joy Community Church, 5000 North Bend Road. Free hot chocolate and cookies. Includes activities for children inside. Free. 662-4569; Monfort Heights.


Seminars in a Snap: Holiday Porch Pots, 10-10:30 a.m., White Oak Garden Center, 3579 Blue Rock Road. Free. 385-3313; White Oak.


Nativity on the Square and Other Christmas Encounters, 3 p.m., College Hill Presbyterian Church, $12, $10 children. Reservations recommended. 831-2859; College Hill.


Walking Club, 8 a.m., Central Park - Forest Park, Winton and Waycross roads. Free. Registration required. Presented by City of Forest Park. Through Dec. 26. 595-5252. Forest Park.


Support Group for Parents, 1-2:30 p.m., Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center, 5642 Hamilton Ave. Education and support in dealing with children having emotional disorders or neurobiological brain disorder/mental illness. Grandparents/caregivers welcome. Free. Presented by National Alliance on Mental Illness of Hamilton County. 351-3500. College Hill. S U N D A Y, D E C . 6

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Diamond Squares, 6 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road. Plus level Western square and round dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Springfield Township. HOLIDAY - CHRISTMAS

St. Nicholas Day Celebration, 1-5 p.m., German Heritage Museum, 4790 West Fork Road. Wood carvings by Cincinnati Carvers Guild on display. German Christmas music by Germania Singers, 2 p.m., and Kinderchor of Fairview German Language School, 3 p.m. Includes St. Nicholas appearance, refreshments and hot chocolate. Free, donations accepted. 574-1741; Green Township. Santa Breakfast and Dinner, 10:15 a.m., Church of the Assumption Parish Center, $6.50, $5.50 children. 522-5326. Mount Healthy.

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


Sunday Jazz Brunch, Noon, Cincinnati Grill, 4 Endicott St., Wade Baker Trio 4 p.m. $14.99 with brunch; $5 jazz only. Reservations recommended. 742-1900. Greenhills.


Peanut Butter & Jelly Theater, 3-4 p.m., La Salle High School, $8. Reservations recommended. 741-2369; Green Township.

LITERARY - BOOKSTORES ON STAGE - THEATER Regina Dior, 2-5 p.m., Borders Books, Music and Cafe, 9459 Colerain Ave. Free. 2459898; Colerain Township.


Battle of the Bands: Semi-Finals, 7:30-11 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave. Registration required online for bands. 8258200. Forest Park.


Peanut Butter & Jelly Theater, 3-4 p.m., La Salle High School, 3091 North Bend Road. School Cafe. “High School Musical.” Includes bagged lunch, drink, gifts, door prizes, dance party, autographs and more. $8. Reservations recommended. Presented by La Salle High School Drama. 741-2369; Green Township.

Nativity on the Square and Other Christmas Encounters, 3 p.m., College Hill Presbyterian Church, $12, $10 children. Reservations recommended. 831-2859; College Hill.


Caregivers Support Group, 4-5:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road. For those who care for or supervise the frail, elderly or disabled. Baby-sitting with advance notice. Free. 931-5777. Finneytown.


Juli Peterson of Milford, and Jocelyn Sluka of Mason perform with Friends of the Groom Theater Company in “Nativity on the Square and Other Christmas Encounters” 7:30 p.m. at the College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave., Friday, Dec. 4, and 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, and Sunday, Dec. 6. Tickets are $12, $10 for children. For tickets or information, call 8312859 or visit Roth IRA Conversion Education Session, 7-8 p.m., Holiday Inn Express, 5505 Rybolt Road. “Is This the Year to Convert a Traditional IRA to a Roth IRA?” with firm principal Steven Kehoe. Ages 21 and up. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Kehoe Financial Advisors. 481-8555; Green Township.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Continentals Round Dance Club, 7 p.m., North College Hill United Methodist Church, 1930 W. Galbraith Road. Phase III-V round dance club for experienced dancers. Ballroom figures: waltz, two-step, cha cha, rumba, tango and bolero. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. North College Hill. North College Hill Community Concerns Meeting, 7 p.m., North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave. All residents welcome. House of the Year Award presented. Presented by North College Hill Community Concerns Group. 521-3462. North College Hill.


Beginner Continentals Round Dance Club, 6:30 p.m., North College Hill United Methodist Church, 1930 W. Galbraith Road. Beginner lessons in waltz, two-step, cha cha and more. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; North College Hill.


Seminars in a Snap: Sensational Centerpieces, 7 p.m., White Oak Garden Center, Bring own basket or container. Free. 3853313; White Oak.

Yoga, 1:30-3 p.m., Forest Park Senior Center, 11555 Winton Road. Open to all seniors and non-seniors. Senior Center membership $15-25; class $5/$7. Registration required. Presented by City of Forest Park. 595-5252. Forest Park. Zumba, 6:30 p.m., Forest Park Activity Center, 651 W. Sharon Road. $5/$7. Registration required. Presented by City of Forest Park. 595-5252. Forest Park. W E D N E S D A Y, D E C . 9


Swing Dance Class, 8-9 p.m., College Hill Town Hall, 1805 Larch Ave. Studio A. Beginner to intermediate East Coast Swing, with elements of Charleston and Vintage Jazz. $10. Presented by Contemporary Dance Theater. Through Dec. 16. 591-1222; College Hill.


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. 9292427; Springfield Township.


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


Line Dancing, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Forest Park Senior Center, Senior Center membership $15-25; Class is free. Registration required. 595-5252. Forest Park.


Down-to-Earth Spiritual Discussion Group, 7-9 p.m., Garden Park Unity Church, 3581 W. Galbraith Road. Group discussions and practical applications to shift allegiance from activities of mind to eternal presence of being. Free. 937-673-2593; Colerain Township.

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Mary Provosty: Quilting the Common Path Art Quilt Display, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., College Hill Recreation Center, 541-1418; College Hill.


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.


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Michael Banks, 6:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road. Author discusses and signs “Before Oprah: Ruth Lyons the Woman Who Created Talk TV.” Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4472; Monfort Heights.


Holiday Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Clovernook Country Club, 2035 W. Galbraith Road. With the Northwest Exchange Club. Non-members welcome. $17. Registration required by Dec. 5. Presented by Colerain Township Business Association. 385-8729; College Hill.


Rumba Dance Classes, 7 a.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, Donations requested. 6717219. Springfield Township.

LITERARY - BOOK CLUBS Horror Book Club, 8 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road. “Duma Key.” 369-4472. Monfort Heights. F R I D A Y, D E C . 1 1

ART & CRAFT CLASSES Paint and Etch Your Own Wine Glasses, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Mary Jane Riggi Studio, $45. Registration required. 633-2788. Mount Airy. FOOD & DRINK

Wine Tasting, 5-8 p.m.,Piazza Discepoli,$10.9231300; Oak.


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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Skirts and Shirts, 7:30 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road. $5. Through Dec. 26. 929-2427; Springfield Township.


Christmas Gift Shop and Craft Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Mount Healthy Christian Home, 8097 Hamilton Ave. Local crafters, entertainment, food and carriage rides. 931-5000. New Burlington.


Breakfast with Santa, 9:30 a.m., Mount Healthy Christian Home, 8097 Hamilton Ave. Extensive breakfast menu. Includes photo with Santa. $6. Reservations required. 9315000. New Burlington.


Seminars in a Snap: Sensational Centerpieces, 10 a.m., White Oak Garden Center, Bring own basket or container. Free. 3853313; White Oak.


Walking Club, 8 a.m., Central Park. Free. Registration required. 595-5252. Forest Park.


Line Dancing, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Forest Park Senior Center, 11555 Winton Road. Open to seniors and non-seniors. Senior Center membership $15-25; Class is free. Registration required. Presented by City of Forest Park. 595-5252. Forest Park.


Uphill Gang Luncheon, Noon, Mount Healthy United Methodist Church, 7612 Perry St., fellowship hall. Door prizes, seasonal music and lunch. Door prizes. $5. Reservations required. 825-1254. Mount Healthy. T U E S D A Y, D E C . 8 PROVIDED

Have a holiday sing-a-long at Carolfest, at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Music Hall. Seasonal songs and carols performed by the May Festival Chorus, the May Festival Youth Chorus, the Cincinnati Boychoir, and the Christ Emmanuel Fellowship Choir. Also see choreography by Shekinah Glory Dancers and The Studio for Dance and the handbell choir from the Sycamore Presbyterian Church Handbell Choir. A half hour prior to each concert special guests Santa, Rudolph and Frosty will make appearances. Tickets are $12, adults; and $6, 12 years and under. Call 513-381-3300 or visit


Mary Provosty: Quilting the Common Path Art Quilt Display, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., College Hill Recreation Center, 541-1418; College Hill.


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


The Rockettes perform a “Radio City Christmas Spectacular,” at U.S. Bank Arena, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9. See the “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers,” pictured above, a reenactment of the first Christmas and more. Tickets are $49.50-$89.50. Visit


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Hilltop Press


The many feelings of the Christmas season The Christmas season is an ambiguous time of year. Perhaps bittersweet is the best term to describe the collage of Christmas feelings. Many factors make it sweet: familial love and closeness, the joy in children’s eyes, personal warmth, cordial dining and conversing, notes from old friends, gifts, but especially the realization we’re loved and thought of dearly. Yet, Christmas time so often involves a bitter side. This side often contains: loneliness, excessive attempts at pleasing, the reemergence of conflicts between siblings and relatives, a sad nostalgia, and a frenetic busyness that destroys the opportunity for personal time and reflection on its meaning. Loneliness is often the predominate heartache that arises at this beautiful season. Perhaps some insights may soften it a little. There are various kinds of human loneliness.

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They’re brought about by alienation, restlessness, rootlessness, psychological depression, and what we can call a

moral loneliness. In “Against An Infinite Horizon,” Ronald Rolheiser describes it as, “There is a fire inside us that aches insatiably. At every level, body, psyche, soul, we feel our unwholeness and are restlessly driven to seek consummation with others and the world beyond us. We never quite overcome this in this life … It constitutes the fundamental disease of the human person.” In our culture, whenever loneliness is discussed, we conclude that we grow lonely mainly for sexual union and that finding a partner for it will solve our loneli-

ness. That’s far too simplistic. A human person is much more complex. That’s made evident by the fact that not even years of on-going sexual functioning eradicates all loneliness. Have we not heard the complaint of the lonely spousal bed? More deeply than we yearn for a sexual partner and physical union, we crave for what we can all call a moral affinity. We pine for someone to visit us within, in that deep part of us where our very self, and all that is most precious to us is kept, cherished and guarded. We are lonely at levels that sex alone cannot reach. We hunger to be known, understood and loved. Rolheiser explains it well when he writes, “Great friendships and great marriages invariably have this deep moral affinity at their root. The persons in these relationships are ‘lovers’ in the true sense because they

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or friends. We blame them for not knowing us completely or not loving us as much as we think they should. Or, we run from our ache by becoming too busy and not realizing that others are looking for the same thing we are. The loneliness and lesser loves of this world need not frustrate us. They can serve as reminders of the value of loving one another as best

sleep with each other at that deep level, irrespective of whether or not there is sexual union. At the level of feelings, this type of love is experienced as a certain ‘coming home.’” Christmas time blows on the embers of this desire in us and it blazes up. When it is misdirected and misunderstood, we may sometimes aim our frustration and anger at parents, brothers or sisters, relatives

we can while moving ever closer to the divine meaning of Christmas – that there is a Lover yearning for an affinity with us. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@ 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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Have a bourbon ball this season

December is here and that means Hanukkah and Christmas are on their way. So for the next few

the pantry spices and herbs for freshness. Do the sniff test: If they don’t smell fragrant, toss them and get

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new. And when you open them, regardless of the expiration date on the can (particularly with baking powder), know that you should use them within a year maximum. For baking powder, put a little in some warm water – it should start foaming right away. For baking soda, do the same but use some vinegar or lemon juice, which will activate it if it’s still fresh.

Rita’s creamy Kentucky colonels/bourbon balls

Tricia Boh, a Kentucky reader, asked me to replicate the bourbon balls “like Rebecca Ruth’s makes for Buffalo Trace bourbon distillery in Frankfort, Ky.” Here’s one from my files, which is what I think she wants, as this is a creamy, not cakey, bourbon ball. I also have a traditional bourbon ball recipe which I’m including for our Web version. (Let us know if you want a copy by mail by calling 513-591-6163.) You can divide this in half, or double it. Now I want you to taste the mix-

ture after it’s mixed up – if it’s creamy enough then leave as is. If you want a bit more creaminess, add a bit more butter, starting with a couple tablespoons and go from there. Makes anywhere from three to four dozen, depending on size. I use a small ice cream scoop to make the balls nice and round. I think the coating on Buffalo Trace’s balls is probably bittersweet or Belgian dark chocolate.

1 stick salted butter, softened 1 pound powdered sugar Up to 1⁄2 cup bourbon – start with several tablespoons Chocolate coating: Real chocolate chips: semisweet, bittersweet, Belgian, etc. Beat together butter and sugar. Gradually add bourbon. Form into balls and refrigerate until very firm. (Sometimes I freeze mine in a single layer on a baking sheet, then transfer to a freezer container for dipping later). Melt the chocolate. Remove while still some

l u m p s remain as the residual heat will melt the rest when you stir it. Dip the Rita balls. I use Heikenfeld a wooden skewer to Rita’s kitchen dip mine. As soon as you dip them and put on a sprayed cookie sheet, top with a pecan half. Put in refrigerator to set coating completely. Store in fridge, covered.

Withrow and CPS chess/transparent pie

I could hardly believe my luck when Diane Powell called me with this recipe. For M. Miles and Kim McDonald. Kim wants to make it for her brother who enjoys smooth tasting pie. A good friend of Diane’s worked at Withrow’s commissary and gave Diane the recipe. Diane said most public schools in the 1960s-’70s made this pie. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 1 stick salted butter, room temperature 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 egg yolks, room temperature, beaten well 2 tablespoons flour Pinch salt 1 cup evaporated milk (not condensed) 1 regular pie shell

Cream butter, sugar and vanilla together. Sift flour and salt together. Combine, add salt and milk and beat very well, about one to two minutes until well mixed. (Sometimes mixture will look curdled. Don’t worry, it will bake just fine). Pour into shell and bake 40 to 45 minutes on cookie sheets. Diane said the butter tends to bubble over and the pie will be a bit shaky in the center but will set nicely as it cools.

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Judy Craven’s sundried tomato salad dressing


While waiting for a good Red Lobster salad dressing to come in, this one came from Judy, a Delhi reader, who says this is good on pasta salad.

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CINCINNATI DISTRICT 3 Arrests/citations

Christian Frederick, born 1986, felony assault, 1907 Savannah Way, Nov. 9. Darrell Rozier, born 1983, domestic violence, 1617 Pasadena Ave., Nov. 14. Ricardo Elliot, born 1981, obstruction

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

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of official business and falsification, 6024 Lantana Ave., Nov. 13. Tyisha Renee Caldwell, born 1986, falsification and possession of drug paraphernalia, 5536 Belmont Ave., Nov. 18. Torrence Winbush, born 1991, breaking and entering, 1260 W. Galbraith Road, Nov. 11. Dana Elise Wernette, born 1965, disorderly conduct, 6338 Hamilton Ave., Nov. 7. Deandre Long, born 1988, contraband into corrections and possession of drugs, 5941 Hamilton Ave., Nov. 8. Derrick Eugene Simpson, born 1957, domestic violence, 1510 W. North Bend Road, Nov. 13. Durwick Coney, born 1957, theft under $300, 951 W. North Bend Road, Nov. 15. Kelly Simpson, born 1990, assault 7854 Bobolink Drive, Nov. 12. Latoya Shanize Irby, born 1981, disorderly conduct, 5840 St. Elmo Ave., Nov. 17. Marquez Wilks, born 1991, domestic violence, 6365 Savannah Ave., Nov. 12. Wallace Evans, born 1983, domestic violence, 1042 Groesbeck Road, Nov. 14. Roy King, born 1988, possession of drugs and contraband into corrections, 4500 Colerain Ave., Nov. 11. Terrence M. Hill, born 1976, falsification and obstruction of official business, 5135 Colerain Ave., Nov. 18.

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Charles Sims, born 1970, assault, 5032 Colerain Ave., Nov. 16. Dante R. Burnett, born 1983, having weapon with drug conviction and aggravated menacing, 2719 W. North Bend Road, Nov. 15. Darrin Cromwell, born 1966, drug abuse, 5630 Colerain Ave., Nov. 17. Katherine Houston, born 1980, disorderly conduct, 2701 Hillvista Lane, Nov. 12. Malcolm Miller, born 1973, domestic violence, 5363 Bahama Terrace, Nov. 10. Matthew Goldsberry, born 1988, possession of drug abuse instruments, 2956 Highforest Lane, Nov. 8. Shannon Sinclair, born 1970, falsification, 2273 Kipling Ave., Nov. 9. Timothy M. Oshea, born 1956, disorderly conduct, 4700 Trail Ridge Road, Nov. 10. Trell Jones, born 1989, burglary, 5869 Renee Court, Nov. 16.

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children Caleb, Sarah, Jonah, Abigail, Joshua, Ryan, Jack, Nick. Services were Nov. 24 at MihovkRosenacker Funeral Home, 10211 Plainfield Road.

Rita Graham

Rita Riestenberg Graham, 77, Forest Park, died Nov. 18. She was secretary/bookkeeper for Hutch Sporting Goods. Survived by children Michael (Susan) Graham, Kathy Graham Walpole; grandsons Michael (Jennifer), Andrew (Kindra) Walpole; great-grandchildren Logan, Rohan, Eli Walpole; sister Florence (the late Albert) Heilmann; niece and nephew Carol (Robert), Robert (Tracey)

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Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA)


Well staffed Nursery, Active Youth & College Groups, Exciting Music Dept, Seniors Group, Deaf Ministry

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

ROMAN CATHOLIC St. Martin Dr Porres Catholic Church

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

(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 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:

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

“Growing Closer to God, Growing Closer to Neighbor”

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1553 Kinney Ave, Mt. Healthy

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

Pastor Todd A. Cutter

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

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "Come Home This Christmas: Peace"

Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

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


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



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


Visitors Welcome

PRESBYTERIAN Northminster Presbyterian Church

Traditional Service: 9:30am ConneXion Contemporary Service: 11:15am Sunday School: 10:30am


Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

Northwest Community Church

680 W Sharon Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45240

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

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

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

Salem White Oak Presbyterian

Church By The Woods PC(USA)

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.



Rev Lyle Rasch, Pastor

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

9:30 am Traditional Service 11:00 am Contemporary Service

5921 Springdale Rd 1mi west of Blue Rock


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Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS

Three Weekend Services! Saturday - 5:30 pm Sunday - 9:30 & 11:15 am 9165 Round Top Rd (1/4 mi. so. of Northgate Mall)



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Friendship Baptist Church 8580 Cheviot Rd 741-7017 Gary Jackson, Senior Pastor Sunday School 10:00am Sunday Morning Services 8:45 & 11:00am 6:30pm Sunday Evening Services Wednesday Service 7:00pm 7:00 - 8:45pm AWANA (Wed)

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CHRISTIAN CHURCH DISCIPLES Caring for an elderly parent can be stressful – running to doctors, keeping records, arranging treatments. When Carolyn’s parents began to falter, she turned to her Group Health Associates doctor. He guided her through some difficult decisions while taking good care of her whole family. When specialists were needed, Carolyn found exactly what she needed in the same Group Health office – even prescriptions. When her mother had to go to the ER, Group Health’s computerized records allowed doctors to access the data needed to proceed with confidence. That level of care makes Carolyn really trust Group Health Associates.

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

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

Sonny Price, Pastor

Sun Worship 10:00am Childcare Provided 3755 Cornell Rd 563-6447 ............................................

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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

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

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

Nursery Available/Handicap Access

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

Heuerman; cousin Jean Rutledge. Preceded in death by husband Harvey Graham, nephew Dale Heilmann, cousins Betty Graham Kohlbrand, Kenneth Hacker. Services were Nov. 23 at St. Peter & St. Paul United Church of Christ. Memorials to: Boone County 4H and Utopia Fair, P.O. Box 703, Burlington, KY 41005.

City Of North College Hill Police Department Legal Notice For Unclaimed Property The North College Hill Police Department is in possession of the following listed items. If you are the owner of any of these items please contact Officer Brian Brown at 521-7171 to claim your property by 12/23/09. Proof of ownership and Identification will be required.Wellpoint Work ID Card of Latonya ThompsonMcCall-Owner’s Manual to a 1992 Ford F150 with Miscellaneous Papers -Black Nylon Bag Containing A Multi Colored Bowling Ball With Engraving, Black Bowling Ball With Engraving, Pair of Blue and Gray Bowling Shoes and Shoe Covers -Black and White Wallet with Miscellaneous Papers of Hanna Klare -AM/FM/CD Player Sony Digital Mavica Still/Video Camera with Disk -White Safe -Smith and Wesson SW40VE Pistol -JVC Car Stereo CD Player-3 Pairs of Westchester Cold Weather Ski Gloves Samsung Cellular Phone-Pink Purse with Comb, Lip Balm, Body Lotion -Bryco 25 Auto Pistol with Magazine and 7 Bullets -2 Nail Clippers, Cork Screw, 2 Pocket Knives -Silver Butterfly Knife -Bank Pouch with 22 Caliber Bullets, Magazine -Pink Zippered Pouch With Change -Black Wallet with Cards and Papers -Girls Purple and White Bicycle Boys Red and Black NEXT Wipeout Bicycle -Yellow and Black Pacific Chromium Bicycle -Pink and Purple Malibou Electric Stardom Bicycle Red and Black Rand LA Crusin 18 Speed Bicycle -Blue Huffy Rock It with Black Handlebars -Red and Gray Dino Thunder Boys Bicycle -Purple MAGNA Girls Bicycle -Black Murray Boys Bicycle-Red and Black Huffy Cliffdweller Bicycle Honda Dunlap Mini Motorcycle -Green (painted gray) Bicycle -Red Rallye Bicycle Red Quest Rocket Bicycle-Purple Roadmaster MT Sport SX Bicycle Red (painted black) Boys Bicycle -Blue Huffy Girls 10 Speed Bicycle -White and Bronze Mongoose Rebel Bicycle -Tan Electric Scooter Silver Huffy Bicycle Black 21 Speed Mountain Bicycle Zina 220 Blue Electric Scooter -Black Leather Wallet containing: misc. cards and 2 Child Safe ID Cards "Destiny Blum" -Red / Blue Road master MT FURY 15 Speed Bicycle Maroon Magna Northern Cascade 18 Speed Bicycle -Silver Mongoose Strike Bicycle -Silver / Purple Raleigh M20 16" Mountain Bicycle 1001520268


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December 2, 2009


1183 Atwood Ave.: Fox, Robert to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation; $48,000. 1197 Lynnebrook Drive: National Reis Equity Partners LLC to Redd, Geoffrey; $58,000. 5300 Hamilton Ave.: Ahrens, Carl A. Tr. to 5300 Hamilton Avenue LLC; $85,000. 5828 Saranac Ave.: Genco Development Inc. to Belser, Keisha; $8,000. 1921 North Bend Road: Green Tree Servicing LLC to R.E. Schweitzer Construction Company; $30,000. 6205 Edwood Ave.: Flesher, Allison A. and Amy M. to Muro, Aaron L.; $217,000. 6509 Edwood Ave.: Miller, Raymond and Eunice to Speier, Janet M.; $113,500. 6592 Edwood Ave.: Bare, Anthony J. Tr. and Diane E. Tr. to Brown, Victor and Tawana; $197,500.


Gilmore Road: Watson OSF LLC to Guindi LLC; $121,045. 1355 Karahill Drive: Bank of America NA Tr. to JandM Investment Properties; $44,000. 1386 Kenross Court: Ehler, Charles H. and Josephine to Ehler, Charles K. and Cindy L.; $91,500. 1527 Karahill Drive: Midfirst Credit Union to Luney, Ayanna T.; $85,000. 556 Bessinger Drive: Battle, Teressa A. to Gerguson, Matthew and Jacquelyn A. Wele; $134,000. 741 Daphne Court: Kenworthy, Milton

J. and Anna M. to Pauley, Ethelsue A. and Mark Kenworthy; $135,000. 782 Evangeline Road: Valdes, Edgar G. to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $68,000. 803 Heatherstone Drive: Bonekamp, Eileen R. to Hubbard, Keisha; $79,900. 839 Cascade Road: Craig, Valerie to Riley, William D. and Janet M.; $99,000. 844 Fairborn Road: Brantley, James W. to Upton, Dacia R.; $64,000. 10861 Carnegie Drive: Lewis, John R. to German, Jocelyn D.; $78,000. 11415 Guild Court: Winona Investments LLC to Thrasher, Emily M.; $98,000. 11541 Folkstone Drive: Jeff Newman Properties LLC to Andrews, Hope A.; $95,500. 11740 Hanover Road: Bray, Jeff to Hocker, John F.; $102,900. 1176 Innercircle Drive: Marrow, Joseph S. Jr. and Mary P. to Fannie Mae; $136,913. 1405 Longacre Drive: Wilson, Sophia S. to Short, Robin; $99,000. 635 Evangeline Road: McElroy, Clarence Tr. and Ruby Tr. to Cooley, James E. and Kathy L.; $142,500.


52 Andover Road: Gallagher, Deborah to Federal National Mortgage Association; $50,000.


5505 Goldenrod Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to

Lapsley, Kelley; $55,500. 2358 Harrywood Court: Pickens, Lori A. and Barbara J. Diehl to Reed, Juaacklyn E.; $159,900. 2700 North Bend Road: Housley, Theodore to Aurora Loan Services LLC; $52,000. 5867 Monfort Hills Ave.: Southern Ohio Property Investments Ltd. to States Resources Corporation; $50,000. 7 Tanglewood Lane: Gracanin, Maria J. to Stephani, Andrew J. and Robin L. Totsch; $315,000.


1441 Rambler Place: Carroll, Sharon S. and Edward L. Carroll to Pitcher, Lance D. and Jacquelyn A. Thomas; $136,500. 7351 Clovernook Ave.: J.P. Morgan Chase Bank NA to G8 Capital Fund V LLC; $9,000.


1489 Southridge Lane: Schulenberg, Mark G. Tr. to O’Neill, Elizabeth A. and George W.; $82,000. 1525 Galbraith Road: Honkomp, Joan M. to Eder Brothers Ltd.; $55,000. 1531 Southridge Lane: Foster, Daniel M. to Phelps, Lester D.; $81,000. 1544 Galbraith Road: Prenger, Keith and Casey to Davis, Vanessa; $64,000. 1611 Goodman Ave.: Home Equity Corporation to Chatman, Robert; $58,900. 1633 Goodman Ave.: Theobald, Joe E. to House, Jennifer J. and Sally J. Hall; $85,000. 1705 Sundale Ave.: Martin, Sara A. to Fannie Mae; $36,000.

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2011 Sundale Ave.: Wells Fargo Financial Ohio Inc. to Saleh, Yousef; $39,865. 6506 Parrish Ave.: Dicks, Deborah to Donaldson, Jack; $7,600. 6711 Devonwood Drive: Riesenberg, John R. and Lynn A. Yosua to Feeney, Sean P. and Andrea Hires; $128,500. 6926 Mearl Ave.: Gehring, Ruth S. to Leung, Julie A. and Anne E.; $54,700. 7020 Mulberry St.: Wuebben, Ralph R. and Denise M. to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Tr.; $44,000. 7108 Clovernook Ave.: Bank of New York Tr. to CE Consulting LLC; $10,000. 8240 Bobolink Drive: Conners, Lori A. to U.S. Bank NA; $54,000. 1607 Marilyn Lane: Hoffman, Linda M. to Stewart, Louise; $83,000. 1940 Sundale Ave.: JD4 Investments LLC to Alpha Real Estate Holding LP; $19,800. 2007 Dallas Ave.: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Tr. to Butkovich, Joseph A.; $47,000. 6834 Greismer Ave.: Hewitt, Jean to Citimortgage Inc.; $12,000. 8500 Bobolink Drive: Stephens, Dean R. to Hoverson, Brandon A.; $77,000.


1139 Gracewind Court: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Tr. to Kraemer, Scott; $74,000. 12110 Regency Run Court: Ramler, Ann M. to Carey, Emily; $74,690. 2193 Carlsbory Drive: Lotshaw, Scott R. and Karen M. Cordes to Cant-

ley, Billy J. and Kristen A.; $137,500. 377 Bonham Road: Woerner, Carl to Long, Michael D.; $147,500. 499 Beechtree Drive: Motz, Joseph E. to Schmurr, Branden R. and Jessica L. Brandstetter; $145,000. 6668 Golfway Drive: Household Realty Corporation to Wade, Papa M.; $71,000. 6829 Parkview Drive: Elfers, Daniel E. and Kathleen A. Seta to Seta ,Anthony R.; $110,000. 766 North Hill Lane: Bank of New York Tr. to Tristate Holdings Inc.; $31,000. 872 Galaxy Court: Madrigal, Joe T. Tr. to McClure, Dolores; $95,000. 8834 Neptune Drive: Wells Fargo Bank NA Tr. to Greenstone Developers LLC; $21,000. 937 Winsray Court: Plaatje, Timothy J. and Kamila G. to Wooten, Jonathan A. and Alicia K. Chambers; $148,000. 9814 Arvin Ave.: Trotter, Anthony E. Jr. and Michelle K. to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Tr.; $76,000. 9926 McKelvey Road: Perkins, Chris and Heather to Fannie Mae; $80,000. 1012 McKelvey Road: Holbrook, Nicole K. to Rovillard, Fred and Patricia S. Talbott; $118,500. 1062 Flintlock Drive: Gausvik, Martin R. to Wilson, Robert J. Sr.; $75,200. 110 Ridgeway Road: Gray, Garvin E. and Geraldine E. to Wells Fargo Bank NA; $26,000. 1141 Wellspring Drive: Harrison Building and Loan Association to Victor, Ronald K. and Sheila L.; $40,000.

From page B7 William Burdette Marshall, born 1956, assault, obstruction of official business, aggravated menacing, disorderly conduct and criminal damaging or endangerment, 2618 Chesterfield Court, Nov. 15.

Incidents Aggravated robbery

2651 W. North Bend Road, Nov. 12. 5100 Colerain Ave., Nov. 14.

Breaking and entering

1457 W. North Bend Road, Nov. 6. 2606 Kipling Ave., Nov. 14. 6000 Oakwood Ave., Nov. 18. 6014 Hamilton Ave., Nov. 10. 6615 Edwood Ave., Nov. 9.


1084 Springbrook Drive, Nov. 17. 2651 Gracewood Ave., Nov. 10. 5127 South Ridge Drive, Nov. 16. 5427 Fox Road, Nov. 16. 5747 Hamilton Ave., Nov. 12. 5941 Oakwood Ave., Nov. 14. 6016 Pawnee Drive, Nov. 16.

Felonious assault

1907 Savannah Way, Nov. 8.


1111 Atwood Ave., Nov. 9. 1451 Hill Crest Road, Nov. 10. 1510 Marlowe Ave., Nov. 8. 2446 Kipling Ave., Nov. 6. 2454 Aldermont Court, Nov. 12. 5401 South Ridge Drive, Nov. 17. 5473 Bahama Terrace, Nov. 16. 5617 Sugarberry Court, Nov. 7. 5727 Pearton Court, Nov. 8. 5738 Colerain Ave., Nov. 11.

Court, disorderly conduct at 637 Northland Blvd., Nov. 14. Jerome Byrd, 23, 6720 Zoellner Place, theft at 1212 W. Kemper Road, Nov. 13. Esther Mwilu, 31, 11651 Norbourne Drive, identity theft at 1203 W. Kemper Road, Oct. 28. Juvenile male, 11, disorderly conduct, inducing panic at 825 Waycross, Oct. 28. Tyrone Cappitte, 33, 9710 Helmsley Way, drug abuse, disorderly conduct at 637 Northland Blvd., Nov. 5.

5757 Hamilton Ave., Nov. 12. 857 W. North Bend Road, Nov. 17. 951 W. North Bend Road, Nov. 15.

Theft of license plate

5061 Colerain Ave., Nov. 12.

Vehicle theft

1341 W. North Bend Road, Nov. 7. 5004 Hawaiian Terrace, Nov. 12. 5343 Hamilton Ave., Nov. 9. 6029 Connecticut Court, Nov. 16. 6241 Cary Ave., Nov. 10.



Denise Bax, 43, 12074 Elkwood Drive, assault at 1150 W. Kemper Road, Nov. 11. Lamar Parker, 29, 775 Chipley, domestic violence at 775 Chipley, Nov. 12. Juvenile male, 15, disorderly conduct at 1231 W. Kemper Road, Nov. 12. Keri Baskin, 18, 968 Havensport Drive, disorderly conduct at 1231 W. Kemper Road, Nov. 13. Juvenile male, 16, drug abuse at 911 Gretna, Nov. 13. Juvenile female, 17, drug abuse at Sharon and Lakeview, Nov. 14. Christopher Marlow, 23, 2397 Antares Court, disorderly conduct at 637 Northland Blvd., Nov. 14. Juvenile male, 16, theft at 1143 Smiley Ave., Nov. 14. Juvenile female, 14, criminal damaging at 11650 Kodiak, Nov. 18. Nicholas Overton, 21, 971 Debbie Lane, theft at 1143 Smiley Ave., Nov. 18. Bruce Donaldson, 46, 785 Farmingham Court, criminal trespassing at 1203 W. Kemper Road, Nov. 16. Juvenile female, 14, criminal damaging, disorderly conduct at 11650 Kodiak, Nov. 18. Tameka Dawson, 26, 2397 Antares



Victim struck at 11441 Fremantle, Nov. 8.


Residence entered and clothing valued at $300 removed at 620 Waycross Road, Nov. 15. Residence entered and property of unknown value removed at 11416 Guild Court, Nov. 15. Residence entered at 1440 W. Kemper Road, Nov. 18. Residence entered and laptop and cell phone valued at $1.050 removed at 11755 Norbourne, Nov. 18.

Criminal damaging

Glass window damaged at 1548 Lemontree, Nov. 13. Vehicle spoiler damaged at 1501 Kingsbury, Nov. 14. Fence valued at $200 removed at 11378 Geneva, Nov. 14. Window of residence damaged at 2022 Quail Court, Nov. 14. Windows of vehicle damaged at 1440 W. Kemper Road, Nov. 15. Door damaged at 1440 W. Kemper Road, Nov. 16.

Disorderly conduct

Reported at 637 Northland Blvd.,

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Domestic violence

Reported at Dewdrop, Nov. 14.

Identity fraud

Victim reported at , Nov. 14.

Misuse of credit card

Reported at , Nov. 17.

Received stolen vehicle

Reported at 1440 W. Kemper Road, Nov. 15.


TV valued at $800 removed at 12001 Chase Plaza, Nov. 3. $438 removed at 1234 Omniplex, Nov. 14. $54.49 removed at 11020 Hamilton, Nov. 16. Bike valued at $178 removed at 1135 W. Kemper Road, Nov. 17.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle

Vehicle used without consent at 920 Waycross Road, Nov. 12. Reported at Kemper Meadow, Nov. 13.



Derrick Ellis, 55, 532 Garfield Ave., receiving stolen property, Nov. 7. Kira Hood, 24, 217 W. 12Th St., disorderly conducted while intoxicated at 100 block of Compton Road, Nov. 7. Andre Mitchell, 25, 1046 Groesbeck Road, drug trafficking at 10900 block of Hamilton Avenue, Nov. 8. Michelle Keck, 25, 322 W. 4Th St., selling alcohol to minor at 9100 block of Winton Road, Nov. 8. Rachel McKee, 22, 1051 Hempstead Drive, selling alcohol to minor at 8500 block of Winton Road, Nov. 8. Viesha Ervin, 18, 11445 Geneva Road, selling alcohol to minor at 900 block of North Bend Road, Nov. 8. Courtney Evans, 27, 2437 Schon Drive, selling alcohol to minor at 8300 block of Winton Road, Nov. 7. Keith Kiffmeyer, 23, 3299 Broadwell Ave., selling alcohol to minor at 8100 block of Winton Road, Nov. 8. Leon Shavers, 43, 3315 Moosewood Court, theft at 900 block of North Bend Road, Nov. 7. Aljfa Richardson, 29, 1402 Biloxi Drive, theft at 1402 Biloxi Drive, Nov. 3. Juvenile, theft at 8400 block of Winton Road, Nov. 7. Kyerra Crigler, 18, 2349 Williamsburg Drive, theft at 8400 block of Winton Road, Nov. 7. Desaray Merriweather, 20, 3825 Herron Ave., theft at 8400 block of Winton Road, Nov. 7. Denise Diallo, 27, theft at 10900 block of Hamilton Avenue, Nov. 7. Juvenile, theft at 8900 block of Fontainebleau Terrace, Nov. 6. Shawn Mathews, 20, 8648 Balboa Drive, burglary at 8700 block of Daly Road, Nov. 4. Dante Peerson, 39, 5977 Sunridge Drive, domestic violence at 12000 block of Hazelhurst Drive, Nov. 4. Carla Wise, 28, 1870 Windmill Way, domestic violence at 1870 Windmill Way, Nov. 9.

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