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Officials could fine those who place signs on public land By Leah Fightmaster

Companies and individuals caught posting signs on public property in Sycamore Township may get fined in the future. The Sycamore Township Board of Trustees recently approved a resolution that prohibits signs being posted in the public right of way, such as next to curbs and sidewalks. Township Trustee Tom Weidman said he’s seen dozens of signs throughout the township, Kenwood in particular, that are posted without permission.

Those who post signs would get one warning and have their signs removed. A second offense would incur a $500 fine, and a third offense would be a $1,000 fine. Weidman said the township pulls signs daily, and that they need to catch people posting them. “We need to figure out how to get a better handle on it,” he said. “We need to discourage them from putting them back.” Want to know what’s going on in Sycamore Township? Follow Leah Fightmaster on Twitter: @LCFightmaster.

The Rev. Faysal Hijazen, of Palestine, traveled to Cincinnati with several other teachers from his country, Israel and Jordan to Catholic schools here to learn about how they can improve their schools. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Holy Land teachers have ‘hope’ after Cincinnati visit

By Leah Fightmaster

When looking for ways to improve their schools, teachers in the Christian Holy Land crossed the ocean to Cincinnati for inspiration. Six years ago, teachers and students from Israel, Jordan and Palestine visited Cincinnati and All Saints Catholic School in Kenwood to learn about the schools here. This year, teachers from the same countries returned. The Rev. Faysal Hijazen, superintendent of Catholic

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schools in Israel, Palestine and parts of Jordan, visited All Saints earlier this year to continue learning about the school and how they teach their students. The delegation came to Cincinnati through Project HOPE, a Catholic social action group. During his visit, Hijazen visited

several schools and other locations while interacting with students, attending gym, art and science classes to see how students here learn. He also spoke before an all-school Mass about his schools back home, and invited students and their families to possibly make a pilgimage there one day, Principal Dan Stringer said. As a principal, Stringer said, it was interesting to be able to meet with superintendents and teachers from other countries



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and learn about how they learn. “Our needs in Cincinnati aren’t nearly as profound as they are over there,” he said. Hijazen, who’s never been to Cincinnati before the trip, said that he felt very happy and blessed to be able to come here

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and learn how schools in the United States and Cincinnati teach their students so he can take that back home and improve the schools there. He added that during his visit, people at all the schools he visited made him and the other teachers feel welcome, and that it was very helpful. “Sometimes I felt sad for my students. The schools here look wealthy, but I feel like I can do something for my students,” Hijazen said. “I feel hope to help the students. ... We needed the experience here and it’s helped us a lot, and I have hope for the Christians in the Holy Land.”

By Forrest Sellers

The Indian Hill Exempted Village School District has approved a new policy for expense reimbursements that will now cover up to 15 percent in gratuity costs for district personnel and administrators on official school business. Superintendent Mark Miles said staff had asked that coverage of gratuities be considered during several focus groups conducted last year. “As a result, I examined other Ohio public organizations and school districts to look at their practices in regard to gratuities,” said Miles. He said it is a practice

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conducted in other school districts. Additionally, the school board approved inMiles creasing meal reimbursement from $35 to $40. Miles said this amount had not changed in many years. Treasurer Julia Toth said part of the rationale for approving this was that in the past leaving a gratuity was more “discretionary.” However, she said now it is more of an expected practice. “Based on (Miles’) research, we thought it was something that should be

done,” said board member Kim Martin Lewis. During the December meeting the Toth school board also approved a resolution which will permit payments made to a contingency fund as part of a health insurance cooperative. Since 2012, Indian Hill has been part of the Southwest Ohio Organization of School Health consortium. Seven school districts including the Forest Hills Local School District, Milford Exempted Village School District and the Northwest Local School

District are part of the consortium. “The ultimate goal of collaboration (is) to stabilize insurance premiums,” said Toth. Toth said the district anticipates a savings of $300,000 in the upcoming year being part of the consortium. She said in 2015 the consortium will go to a “selffunded insurance program.” Toth said the board has approved depositing money into a contingency fund starting in 2014. “When we go to a selffunded platform, we will have to have money set aside,” she said. Money from this contingency fund will go toward claims in early 2015.


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St. Vincent Ferrer students organized their annual Turkey Walk Nov. 15 to benefit Sophia Riggs, the 14-month-old cousin of students kindergartener Cora Riggs and sixth-grader Liv Riggs. Along with a page on crowdfunding site, students contributed to the family's $10,000 goal to fund Sophia's therapy. Sophia’s family, from left: cousin Liv Riggs, father Andy Riggs, cousin Cora Riggs, Sophia, mother Jennifer Riggs, sister Stella Riggs and aunt Erika Riggs. St. Vincent Ferrer students stand behind the family. THANKS TO CLIFF BISHOP

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Blue Ash earns AAA Platinum Award for traffic safety Blue Ash recently received its fourth Platinum Award from the AAA Community Traffic Safety Awards Program. The application was submitted by Traffic Safety Officer Dane Baumgartner, who accepted the award at the annual banquet Dec. 3. The Platinum Award is the highest possible award from AAA, which takes into consideration traffic safety programs, presentations, roadway improvements, and trends in traffic statistics to show accomplishments in meeting traffic safety goals. This year’s award was based on efforts in the year 2012. Throughout 2012, Blue Ash implemented multiple education programs, such as Car Fit, State Farm “Celebrate my Drive and Sycamore High School Safety Demonstrations. BAPD is the lead agency for the Hamilton County OVI Task Force and participated in 20 OVI checkpoints and conducted 15 OVI saturation points in 2012, which demonstrates the department’s enforcement in traffic safety efforts. Additionally, AAA also took into consideration Blue Ash’s emergency response efforts with the personnel attending the Alert Conference and Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy Driving School, in addition to the Hamilton County Police Association Driving Safety and Pursuit Termination Program. Additionally, BAPD

Officer Dane Baumgartner displays the fourth AAA Platinum Community Traffic Safety Award presented to the city of Blue Ash.THANKS TO EMILY SCHAFFER

partnered with the Blue Ash Target for the annual Bicycle Rodeo, teamed up with the Blue Ash Fire Department for a presentation at Jeff’s Driving School, and provided various educational opportunities for the Boy Scouts and Blue Ash Recreation Camps. This award is also due to engineering projects executed by the Blue Ash Public Works Department. Amongst the many projects in 2012, the Blue Ash Connectivity plan created more sidewalks in the city, allowing safer travel for pedestrians and

cyclists. 33,600 square feet of sidewalk was installed in 2012, in addition to eight new ADA ramps with truncated domes, a detectable warning surface, installed at crosswalk locations. Blue Ash works closely with Hamilton County Safe Communities, TriHealth, Children’s Hospital, AAA, Driving Schools, Hamilton County Engineer, Hamilton County Coroner and local law enforcement to increase traffic safety for Blue Ash’s residents, business members and visitors.



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MND delegation visits Netherlands Mount Notre Dame’s Model UN team returned from Leiden, Netherlands, Nov. 25, after a week- long trip through Paris, Amsterdam, and finally Leiden, where 10 juniors and seniors participated in LEMUN, an international conference. Besides representing the United States, these students prepared positions for Vietnam, Syria and Denmark on a number of current global topics. Junior Brittney Dorton (Mason) was one of five ambassadors selected by the Leiden conference

committee, to make opening remarks regarding this year’s theme, War and Peace. Senior Claire Getter (Mason), as representative of Syria, was asked to speak to the entire General Assembly forum on the plight of Syrian refugees. The failure of the Security Council to resolve the crisis thus was not unlike the real circumstances facing refugees today, so the responsibility was handed to the General Assembly for simulation. “The contributions and successes of these stu-

dents in committee are a testament to the amount of study and preparation they have dedicated to Model UN in their time at MND. I am very proud of their accomplishments,” said Susan Magnus, their adviser. Other members of the successful team included: leaders Jill O’Bryan (Princeton) and Catherine Buck (Loveland), along with Erica How (Loveland), Carolyn Burress (Sycamore), Katie Tkacz (Loveland), Kelly Detmer (Loveland), Stephanie Faller (Lakota) and Olivia DeLuca (Mason).

The conference itself consisted of committee sessions, time for delegates to pass resolutions, change the world, and make new friends in the process. During the second day of LEMUN, delegates attended the annual Delegate Dance Party. The dance gave the students a chance to get to know their fellow delegates outside of committee sessions. Many of the students traded contact information the last day, in order to stay in touch with international friends after the conference.

A delegation from Mount Notre Dame High School attended LEMUN, an international competition in The Netherlands.PROVIDED

SYCAMORE JUNIOR HIGH HONORS NOVEMBER PRIDE IN EXCELLENCE WINNERS The Pride in Excellence award has been a long time treasured tradition at Sycamore Junior High. Students who are selected generally display excellent character and academics, or have improved significantly. Nominees may also have contributed to the school in a positive way, such as participation in a club, activity, sport or special event. November winners are, from left: front, Noah Patterson, Jack Wilson, Emerson Day, Samantha Fernandez, Sami Miller and Jennifer Persiani; middle row, Despina Periferaki, Riely Gibson, Lauren Pontis, Emma Long, Genesis Combs, Spencer Kohl, Andrew Lawrence and Kaitlyn Rines; back row, Holly Baker, Lilah Foley, Mark Huffer, Luke Huffer and Gustave Guckenberger.THANKS TO JESSICA RUGGIERO


The following students have earned honors for the first quarter of 20132014.

Principal Honor Roll Seventh-grade, Herschel Albert, Reed Aleson, Olivia Anaple, Arie Ancona, Elizabeth (Ellie) Armstrong, Nagasakethsrivatsav Balakumar, Morgan Bates, Analisa Benitez, Jason Berry, Andrew Bever, Emily Bever, Swati Bhageria, Simran Bhola, Hannah Bieber, Emma Blessing, Connor Blunt, Paul Bobst, Matthew Bolger, Allyson Bonhaus, Nathalie Bonin, Julia Breckenridge, Alejandro Bresolin, London Brinkman, Heather Bruck, Grant Bruner, Sophie Burge, Tabitha Cady, Elliott Carl, So Eun Cho, Dylan Clapp, Ethan Cohen, Mallory Comerford, Ellen Connolly, Lydia Cooke, Thomas Cracas, Evan Craig, Grace Creek, Anna Cummins, Madeline Davis, Maxwell Deihl, Maximilian Delgado, Ranga (RJ) Delsignore, Alia Diushebaeva, Nickolas Dooley, Joy Duke; Luke Eckenrod, Sophia Edelman, Patrick Eigel, Elizabeth Ekstedt, Pierce Ellingson, Anna Enriquez, Kyra Fales, Ella Farrell, Molly Ferguson, Samantha Fernandez, Caedmon Ferrell, Peter Folz, Autumn Forte, Jacob Foster, Jenna Foy, Jacob Frankel, Evan Fridley, Caleb Geiger, Riely Gibson, Peyton Gilhart, Kathleen Good, Bayley Goodman, Jennifer Goodman, Mahesh Gowda, Andrew Greenberger, Sarah Guedira, Maximillian Guo, Morgan Gutierrez, Yuhi Hakozaki, Sha’Dai Hale-Frater, Grace Hall, Mallory Hall, Min (Andy) Han, Azariah Haunert, John Heppler, Shane Herman, Jeicy Hernandez Baquero, Ryan Hertlein, Olivia Hewitt, Helena Hitch, Sarah Holdren, Mark Huffer; Verany Iek, Grace Ingle, Rachel Izworski, Kevin Jaffe, Caitlyn Jarrett, Alysea Jenkins, Alyssa Jones, Alex Jowanovitz, Olivia Juenger, Benjamin Kaczmarowski, Logan Kaplan, Peter Kapourales, Alexander Karev, Noah Kaufman, Armeen Kazemi, Danielle Keane, Takezo Kelly, Michelle Kerr, Stephanie Kidd, Chloe Kilguss, Taek Min (Thomas) Kim, Jakob King, Zachary King, Hannah Kirkham,

Shayna Kling, Eshika Kohli, Nanaho Kondo, Adam Kossen, Rahul Kothuri, Emily Kremchek, Marley Kuhnell, Nandita Kulkarni, Allison Landrum, Kevin Landrum, Grant Laneve, Mia Lansberg, Andrew (Drew) Lawrence, Annette Lee, Ayeun Lee, Yeyoung (Hannah) Lee, Youngbin Lee, Abigail Lefton, Adam Levine, Jessica Levitt, Charles (Bryn) Lewis, Andrew Liff, Astin Lin, Emma Long, Megan Long, Rachel Long, Jessica Lu, Austin Lucas, Stephanie Lunz; Sara Margolis, Max Marino, Genevieve (Gen) Marsh, Christopher McCann, Kyle McCann, Evan McCarthy, Nicholas McDonough, Johan Medina, Marley Meinking, Anushri Menon, Jason Merkel, Laura Mihlbachler, Isabella Miles, Joshua Miles, Ethan Miller, Samantha Miller, Taylor Miller, James (Jamie) Millerchip, Claire Minton, Eric Moeller, Miyu Monda, Alonzo Motley, Emma Murphy, Shinya Nakahata, Surbhi Nandikolmath, Delaney Nelson, Davis NiBlack, Megan Oduyoye, Aria Oliver, Shane Oravetz, Ryan Pandilidis, Ju Hyun Park, Noah Patterson, Sarah Pattison, Lucas Peiro Aguilera, Adam Pelberg, Alyssia Penilla, Luis Pereda, Benjamin Peri, Despina Periferaki, Jordan Pescovitz, Arthur Pochart, Daniel Polasky, Lauren Pontis; Jose de Jesus Ramirez Maldonado, Katilyn Renoit, Nikola Ricchiuti, Grace Rice, William Riesenberg, Kaitlyn Rines, Samuel Risma, Griffin Roof, Jonah Rosenberg, Nicholas Ross, Jackson Rudd, Samuel Ruskin, Meghna Santra, Andrew Schmid, Morgan Schneider, Rachel Schneider, Olivia Severyn, Nicholas Sheehan, Evan Sichel, Gaven Smith, Nikolai Smith, Megan Soellner, Edward Son, Helen Sotropa, Darren Stella, Olivia Stephenson, Ainsley Stuard, Neha Sunil, Matthew Supp, Madeline Thiss, Kirsten Thomas, Rebecca (Becca) Thompson, Valerie Timofeyev, Marlee Treta; Samruddhi Ubhe, Elizabeth (Libby) Van Den Brink, Caden Varley, Ava Vilardo, Edward Wade, Christian Wagner, Paul Walden, Colin Walker, Cameron Wallace, Madeleine Weiss, Sydney Weiss, Theodore Weng, Sarah Wertheim, Nicholas Wesseler, Dylan

Whittemore, Joshua Williams, Amanda Wilson, Jacob Wittenbaum, Jeremy Wittenbaum, Samuel Wright, Abhilash Yarlagadda, Owen Young, Benjamin Yuskewich, Carolyn Zhang, Cole Zimmermann and Christine Zou. Eighth-grade, Sarah Abraham, Noah Abrahamson, Mohaib Ahmad, Hadi Akbik, Nadia Alam, Scott Allison, Jordan Annenberg, Benjamin Armstrong, Noa Atkins, Sydney Bahr, Holly Baker, Anne Baldwin, Emma Balk, Sophie Ballah, Kyle Ballman, Jenna Bao, Emma Basselman, Bryson Bates, Elizabeth (Lizzy) Belcher, Andrea Bell, Christopher Bemmes, Zachary Berger, Elayna Berry, Van Beyersdorfer, Elaine (Lainey) Bodenburg, Anne Brabender, Natalie Brinkman, Maximilian Bruggeman, Caroline Byers, Paula Cancelas Calvo, Matthew Cha, Manogya Chandar, Yi Chen, Ashwin Chidambaram, Emily Chien, Adhiti Chundur, Taylor Close, Sara Cohen, Benjamin Darpel, Rishav Dasgupta, Peter Dauenhauer, Maia Davidson, Emerson Day, Floor Den Boer, Sophie Den Boer, Meghan DiGiovanna, Christopher (James) Dobrozsi, Modesto (Miguel) Dominguez, Katherine Dunne, Audrey Dybvad; Sydney Evans, Stephen Fang, Jessica Fehr, Thea Ferdinand, Noah Flege, Lilah Foley, John Dean Folz, Hannah Foster, Robert Fredenburgh, Allison Fredette, Lily Freiberg, Dylan Fricke, Albert Fryman, Chad Galinari, Oliver Garrett, Chase Gilhart, Sarah Gilmore, Shannon Glass, David Godar, Avi Goldstein, Benjamin (Tate) Goodyear, Halle Gordon, Meredith Gottliebson, Meegan Gould, Alexis (Lexi) Grannen, Gustave Guckenberger, Yasmine Guedira, Prachi Gupta, Brycen Gwyn, Christina Hanisch, Griffin Harris, Charles Harte, Jacob Hasselbeck, Joshua Haunert, Abigail Hausfeld, Byron Heist, Anna Helker, Peter Henderson, Bennett Heyn, Jon (Logan) Hilsabeck, Stephanie Hong, Olivia Huculak, Luke Huffer, Abigail Hughes, Lea Huth; Samuel Inman, Matthew Isakson, Samuel Ishida, Trevor Janssen, Amanda Jensen, Kaitlyn Jiang, Kelsey Kandil, Mackenzie Kandil, Colbie Kaplan, Caroline Karbowski, Con-

stance (Connie) Kavensky, Caroline Keeton, Nikhil Khatana, Nilesh Khatana, Emilie King, Noah Kinsinger, Julia Kolnicki, Lalitha (Lavanya) Konda, Jacob Kotzin, Nathan Kraft, Samuel Kroin, Riley Kurtz, Jodie Lawson, Hyoungjun (Sam) Lee, Hanna Leonard, Tyson Levy, Victor Lim, Hannah Long, Melinda Looney, Israel Lorenzana; Lauren Ma, Ethan Main, Harsimran Makkad, Jasmine Male, Anne Marsh, Enrique Martin, Lily Martinson, Kara Maxfield, Morgan McAvoy, Julia McDowell, Connor McGowan, Megan McMullen, Kate McNamara-Marsland, Nicole McNamara-Marsland, Adam Meller, Alexa (Lexi) Melser, Zachary Milliken, Dominic Million, Hajime Minoguchi, Shruti Mishra, Laura Morris, Claire Myers, Meera Nadathur, Elizabeth Nartker, Maggie Neumann, Alexander Newberg, Joshua Nickol, Adrian Oliver, Irelyn O’Shea, Anita Pan, William (bill) Park, Atit Pathak, Thamilini Pathmarajah, Alexandra (Alex) Patton, Nitin Pauletti, David Peiro Aguilera, Jennifer Persiani, Jeremy Pletz, Nathan Powers, Luke Prather, Madilyn Pyles; Sofia Ramos, Destinee Ramsey, Jacob Randall, Kaitlyn Rasulis, Emily Reddy, Ethan Rice, Quinn Rile, Gregory Rivin, Jacob (Jack) Rose, Allison Ross, Alexander Roth, Hannah Rozenson, Alexander Rudich, Gina Rugari, Nour Sadek, Amanda Sadler, Janhavi Sahasrabudhe, Michael Samways, Jared Sandow, Kyle Schiell, Ryan Schiell, Kyle Schroeder, Rebecca (Becky) Schultz, Leah Schwartz, Nikhil Sekar, Youngseo Seo, Zachary Sheehan, Azadvir Singh, Trevor Size, Emma Smith, Kevin Snider, Max Snyder, Erik Stammes Sancho, Katherine Stautberg, Isabella Stevens, Lily Steward, Lorae Stojanovic, Makayla Stover, Yves Stuntebeck, Emma Sulfsted, Benjamin Swart, Zaid Syed, Luke Tenbarge, Van Tha Bor, David Tochtermann, Daniel Torres, Bailey Truitt, Ryan Tufts; Andrea Vaughn, Leah Wallihan, Kiri Wang, Matthew Watzek, Katherine Wenzel, Julia Whapham, Kathryn Willis, Bryce Winnestaffer, Matthew Woodside, Michael Xiang, Nathan Zhang and Skylar Ziegler.

Four Ursuline students recognized at Mount Four art students from Ursuline Academy were recognized for their work at The College of Mount St. Joseph Selections Showcase, which featured artwork from students selected by local high school teachers. Junior Allison Brady of Union Township, was recognized for her ceramic piece titled “Ancestral Pot.” Senior Ali Hackman of Sycamore Township was recognized for her conte and charcoal piece titled “Reflective Elephant.” Senior Julie Ivers of Symmes Township was recognized for her pencil piece titled “Leather Bound.” Senior Catherine Strietmann of Mt. Lookout was recognized for her colored pencil piece titled “Made in America.” These students were recognized at an awards ceremony and gallery opening Nov. 10 at the college’s San Giuseppe Art Gallery. Ursuline art teachers Patrice Trauth and Jeanine Boutiere and the four students recognized were excited by the honor. “Selections gives teachers the opportunity to recognize exemplary artwork that is being done in their classrooms,” Boutiere said. “This is a great opportunity for students to see other work from around the city, and an opportunity to speak about their work outside of the school.”



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“Final Four” bound are the excited Lady Aves of Sycamore following their 10-5 victory over Mason, May 23. The win was coach Eddie Clark’s milestone 250th. THANKS TO TERRENCE HUGE

Moeller starting pitcher Zach Logue, left, celebrates with catcher Cameron Whitehead after Moeller won the Division I state championship game June 9 at Huntington Park in Columbus.TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS


Sycamore water polo coach Gary Tameris talks to his team during a timeout in the first half of their state title game against Mason Oct. 26, 2013 at Mason High School. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS

year in review

As 2013 comes to a close, Northeast Suburban Life takes a photographic look at some of the athletic accomplishments of the area high schools. See 2013, Page A7

Ursuline Academy senior Mehvish Safdar approaches the net for a drop shot against Mount Notre Dame Sept. 3 at the Blue Ash Recreation Center. She won the Division I state tennis title in 2013.MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY

Sycamore’s 4x400 relay team, from left, is Anna Bailes, Allison Klonne, Sydney Larkin and Bianca Rhodenbaugh. The Lady Aves made the state final. SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS


CHCA's Cameron Varga works the mound against Loveland during their baseball game last spring. Varga was the most dominant pitcher in the area and has committed to play at North Carolina.JEFF SWINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS

Sycamore junior Tinashe Bere (left) puts a hold on his opponent during the first-round of their 195-pound match at the OHSAA state wrestling tournament last Feb. 28.FILE PHOTO Moeller’s Quinn Sullivan resets his ball before putting at the Weatherwax Golf Course in Butler County at the Southwest District tournament.TONY JONES/COMMUNITY PRESS

Sycamore High School’s Isaiah Brown - playing ball with summer campers at Sycamore Junior High - was the Northeast Suburban Life 2013 Sportsman of the Year. MARK

Ursuline’s Sam Fry (3) gets the past Mount Notre Dame’s Sydney Mukes and Dani Szczepanski during their volleyball game Sept. 10. The girls finished 24-3.TONY

Ursuline Academy junior Danielle Stiene pitches against McAuley High School April 19. MARK D.




Ursuline Academy graduate Michele Christy is the 2013 Northeast Suburban Life Sportswoman of the Year. She will continue her academic and soccer careers at the University of Tennessee. MARK D. MOTZ/THE

Moeller Gus Ragland (14) celebrates after running for his fifth touchdown against Mentor in the fourth quarter of their Division I state championship game. Ragland also threw for three touchdowns as the Crusaders won 55-52 Dec. 7 for their second straight title.JOSEPH



Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy senior Nick Marsh (28) runs interference for senior Tyler Renners (2) as senior quarterback Conner Osborne (8) rolls right with the fake against Madeira Nov. 9 in playoff action.SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS



Moeller, St. X lead local hockey scene By Tom Skeen and Scott Springer


The Zamboni is up and running at local rinks as the high school hockey season is underway in the Tristate. The following is a rundown of the area prep skaters.


Mike Reeder’s Crusaders play home games at Cincinnati Gardens, but play many league games around Columbus as a member of the Capital Hockey Conference. For Reeder, the historic arena off of Seymour Avenue is home in more ways than one. The self-described “rink rat” grew up just a couple streets away from the former home of the NBA Royals, several pro hockey teams, prize fights and a Beatles concert. “Other than the teams that play in college towns, this is the biggest rink that any high school in Ohio plays in,” Reeder said. “It’s a lot of history for myself.”

Moeller made the move to the northern conference seven years ago for competition purposes. The Crusaders compete in the CHC-Red Division with Dublin Coffman, Dublin Jerome, Olentangy Orange and Olentangy Liberty. The White Division features St. Francis DeSales, St. Charles, Gahanna Lincoln and Upper Arlington, with the Blue composed of Thomas Worthington, Olentangy, Worthington Kilbourne, Dublin Scioto and Bishop Watterson. “It’s been successful for the growth of the skill of the kids,” Reeder said. “It’s nicely ran and it’s in a hub. There’s only 30 hubs in North American where NHL teams are and now we’re playing in one of those.” Seniors for Moeller are Andrew Carmichael, Connor Iuni, Billy Rinderle, Alex Armour and Brian Tempel. Armour is the captain who also enjoys playing in the building modeled after Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens. In goal for the Crusaders is a 6-foot-6 masked

Senior forward Zach Samuelson chases the puck for the Aviators. THANKS TO CINDY DEMAIO

“minder” in Tempel. Somehow, the other sports have left the first team allleague player alone at talent-rich Moeller. Juniors are Devin Degroft, Phil McDonald, Jake Fessel, Ben Sattler, Hank Woodard and Drew Denoyer. Sophomores include Tony Lebarge, Charlie Krejsa, Alec Gabel, Adam Meister, Owen Bay-

er and Braeden Bowra. None of them have spent much time in the infamous penalty box. Reeder’s skaters will be in Bowling Green for a Christmas tournament Dec. 27-29.

St. Xavier

The Bombers are off to a 4-2-1 start despite a depleted roster through the

first quarter of the season in the Southwest Ohio High School Hockey League. “We can’t keep all our players on the ice,” coach Adam Tramonte said. “Whether it’s a sickness or injury, we just never seem to have a full squad. … I just wish we could stay healthy.” While it may seem the injuries haven’t had much of an impact early on, things get complicated when you don’t have the same guys on the ice dayin-and-day-out. One constant for the Bombers has been the play of defensemen Taylor Fielman. The junior team captain has one goal on the season, but it’s his approach in practice and in the locker room where his impact is felt most. Fellow team captain Dan Pfeil is currently out with a wrist injury but is expected back within the next couple weeks. The third and final team captain is Chad Archdeacon, who is one of just two seniors on the Bombers’ roster. The senior has one goal and three assists on the season.


sixth in the Battle of the States won by Ohio.

Boys bowling

» Veteran coach Rob Wocks heads up the Sycamore Aviators who play in the Southwest Ohio High School League with Elder, St. Xavier and Talawanda in the South Division and Centerville, Beavercreek, Springboro, Troy and Alter in the North. The top individuals to watch this year for Sycamore are senior forwards Zach Samuelson and Noah Loftspring and senior goalie Jake Wocks. Other players to watch are junior Brandon DeMaio, sophomore Jason Beaudry and freshman Richard Nardi. All are expected to be strong leaders on and off the ice. “This is a very close and hard working team,” Wocks said. “While we may not have the skill level of many of the teams we’ll play this year, we’ll definitely not get outworked on the ice. I look for this team to be very competitive in our league.” Assisting Wocks is former Sycamore hockey player Paul Morris.

PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS By Scott Springer and Mark Motz

Boys basketball

» Moeller beat Taft 6854 on Dec. 13 as senior Grant Benzinger had 27 points. The Crusaders beat

North Ridge 78-37 on Dec. 14. Senior Jack Anton and junior Nate Fowler had 16 points each. » Indian Hill beat Deer Park 60-24 on Dec. 14. Seniors Shay Bahner and Lucas Gould had 17 points each.

Girls basketball

» Indian Hill beat Tay-

lor Dec. 13, 50-31 as Sam Arington had 14 points. The Lady Braves beat Wyoming 48-44 Dec. 14 as freshman Ellie Schaub had 20 points. On Dec. 16, Jessica Arington had 19 points as Indian Hill beat BethelTate 56-40.

Girls diving

» Sycamore senior Andi DiMasso finished third in the Battle of the States won by Ohio, 107-48 against Kentucky Dec. 14. On Dec. 17, DiMasso won the diving competition in a tri-meet with St. Ursula and Turpin. » Indian Hill senior Cassie Wegryn finished

Girls swimming

» Sycamore won a trimeet with St. Ursula and Turpin on Dec. 17. Junior Cara Norris won the 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly.

» Moeller beat Deer Park on Dec. 17. Senior Phillip Cleves led with a 479 series.

Girls bowling

» Mount Notre Dame defeated Deer Park on Dec. 17.

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The Constitution – use it or lose it

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;” This is the first line of the First Amendment of the Constitution. It seems that certain people find this freedom so outdated that they want to impose their prejudice and lack of both wisdom and knowledge to destroy the most workable society in history. The success of the United States has been the attraction of motivated people to our shores in search of freedom of religion. We also respect freedom from religion, but, that is a personal matter and is a choice, not a requirement. As we are free to practice or

avoid religion, we are also free to patronize businesses or places of worship according to our desires. We are also free to Edward Levy COMMUNITY PRESS avoid doing business with GUEST COLUMNIST those with whom we disagree. I primarily eat vegetarian, but made it a point to patronize Chick-Fil-A merely to support their strong feelings of religious rights. I am also a strong believer that life begins at conception and that birth is an important step in the life cycle. We could view abortion as very

similar to refusing wanted or needed medical care in end of life situations. These are decisions related to the First Amendment cited above. Religious beliefs are of extreme importance in these decisions. While I have no strong feeling about birth control methods, I support those who find them immoral. “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” This is the second amendment. One need only to observe that the cities around the country which have disarmed law abiding citizens have far more crime and murders committed

by felons who use arms to perpetrate their crimes. Law abiding citizens do not commit crimes, criminals do! Most of us can remember our childhoods where we often balanced the punishment for some thing we might do against the gain or satisfaction of doing it. We can hope that a person about to commit a crime with a gun makes similar choices. As the song in “The Pirates of Penzance” goes, “make the punishment fit the crime.” Gun crimes should be punished to the maximum. It would not be efficient to attack the Constitution all at once. The above cited attacks merely make it easier to create future attacks. Attacks on

armaments are usually a first step. Religious bigotry is a method of setting groups of a society in opposition to each other. Naturally, these would be done in the name of equality and fairness to all citizens. Past societies from Plato’s Greece to Weimar Germany fell to attacks on democracies that became dictatorships. This is why the well educated framers of our Constitution created a Republic. Once it is no longer a Republic and becomes a Democracy, it becomes a possible dictatorship, then it and the citizens may suffer the same historical fate. Edward Levy is a resident of Montgomery.

Grandpa, please The tree crisis: pass the turkey Reviving a battlefield Thanksgiving this year current table, came with the realization that the ghosts of I’m now the “old man” at the parents and head of our big ancestral other relatives table. How did that happen? are there as It seems like only a few well; remindyears ago that I was particiing me that pating in my first Thanksone day I will giving in 1948 as one of the Was Adamson reside among “two new kids at the table,” COMMUNITY PRESS them. A new my sister and I being twins. I GUEST COLUMNIST generation is remember observing my already pregrandparents at the Thankssent, represented by a newly giving table. They were our born niece’s baby, hooking the family’s wise, aging, Einsteins continuing unbroken family of knowledge, dynasty heads life cycle gathered at this deserving the monarch’s post famous yearly table. at the head of this special Thanksgiving celebration ceremonial table. seemly wouldn’t be the same Many gray haired benefits without the mounds of food on were included in this honored the table. Maybe for some traditional role as grandfamilies, the feast is the sole children waited on you to get reason that the kinfolk gather. the first serving along with Really doesn’t matter, just the first choice of turkey that the family is together meat on the sizeable heirloom again. Celebrating traditions platter. The ritual part also and rituals not only adds to featured the elders delivering more great memories, but the event’s blessings and disalso gives us a sense of bepensing the opening toast of longing to a family or greater Thanksgiving, wishing good community. family fortunes to all around So usually it takes just one the table. Thanksgiving table focus After dinner was the moreminder, when someone ment reserved for the grandsaids, "Everybody hush, no parents to take on the younger more talk about politics, globgeneration with the traditional warming or whom Aunt Jo al pull of the exclusive turis living with; let's get back to key’s wishbone. Somehow it the important stuff, ...Grandseemed that Grandpa or pa, please pass that turkey!" Grandma always won, having the wishbone break with them Was Adamson is a resident of Wyoming. ending up with the larger portion of the bone, meaning of course, their wish came ABOUT LETTERS true. AND COLUMNS Reflecting back on all those years of sitting around We welcome your comments that exclusive vintage table, on editorials, columns, stories with its special family heiror other topics. Include your loom linen tablecloth, my name, address and phone thoughts centered on foodnumber(s) so we may verify ...wondering if I was going to your letter. Letters of 200 or eat too much stuffing again fewer words and columns of this year...or pondering that I 500 or fewer words have the needed to get more of that best chance of being pubcranberry salad before my lished. All submissions may be uncle ate it all...but then reedited for length, accuracy membering my aunt’s famous and clarity. pumpkin pie was still coming. Deadline: Noon Thursday Besides food, the ThanksE-mail: nesuburban@ giving tradition was an tunity to get a look at our Fax: 248-1938 current lineage, contemplatU.S. mail: See box below ing how we all somehow endLetters, columns and articles ed up on the same ancestry submitted to The Northeast tree trunk. I had a few of Suburban Life may be pubthese intangible considerlished or distributed in print, ations in between mouthfuls electronic or other forms. of food. Looking down the



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The drive along Interstate 275 is the scene of a battlefield. Thousands of giant soldiers are in a battle to save their lives. Unfortunately, the enemies are winning. With too many forces working against them, the soldiers don’t stand a chance. They need replacements. The drive, that once provided an awesome view of expansive greenery, is now a scene of barren and broken limbs and masses of dead or dying trees. Throughout the Tristate region, thousands of trees are caught in a battle against disease, insect infestations and invasive species. The emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle which bores into trees and disrupts the flow of nutrients, is now attacking the nine species of native ash throughout the region. In total, more than 20 million trees will inevitably be lost to the emerald ash borer in the Tri-State region within the next 10 years. Other insects are also threatening the tree canopy. In Clermont County, the Asian longhorned beetle is responsible for the loss of 9,000 trees. Although this beetle is expected to be contained and eradicated, it has caused significant damage, and its potential to return requires continued vigilance. Another new threat is the walnut twig beetle, which carries a fungus fatal to black walnut trees. Insect infestations are not the only threats to the region’s trees. Disease and other invasive species also endanger

local forests. With the increase of invasive plants like honeysuckle and the flowering pear, forests can’t Tia Garcia regenerate and COMMUNITY PRESS open areas GUEST COLUMNIST can’t re-forest as they have in the past. The tree seedlings that do survive often fall victim to deer, whose growing population consume young plants before they have a chance to mature. With all these factors working against them, trees and forests are struggling What can be done to keep the trees we have and replace the ones that are lost? The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, the Green Partnership for Greater Cincinnati and the Green Umbrella have joined forces to create Taking Root, a broad-based campaign to address the current and historic loss of the region’s tree canopy. Through education and improved management, the campaign hopes to better maintain existing trees and also to plant 2 million trees by 2020 (one for everyone in the region). This is not the first time the region’s trees have been victims of a battle. In the late 1800s, much of the region had been de-forested. It was during this time when Cincinnati became a prominent leader in the

movement to conserve the nation’s forestry. In 1875, Cincinnati natives formed the American Forestry Association. Seven years later, the First Annual Forestry Congress was held in Cincinnati. It called for “the discussion of subjects relating to tree planting: the conservation, management, and renewal of forests.” Two days later, the superintendent of Cincinnati schools, John B. Peaslee, closed all schools and every Cincinnati child went to an abandoned vineyard and planted trees. That vineyard is now Eden Park. In order to overcome the loss of the region’s tree canopy, the community must once again come together. Trees cannot fight this battle on their own, and their loss would result in devastating environmental and economic consequences. Taking Root is leading the battle to save the region’s trees through a collaborative effort in which communities will be provided opportunities to join the fight and help ensure that trees come out the winner. For more information on the battle and how you can help, go to Tia Garcia is the communication intern for the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments. She is in her fourth year at the University of Cincinnati studying both journalism and communication and will be graduating in the spring of 2014.

CH@TROOM Dec. 18 question Time Magazine has named Pope Francis as its Person of the Year. What do you think of the choice? Whom would you choose as Person of the Year?

NEXT QUESTION Should Ohio allow online voter registration, which would allow for an immediate cross check of license records and help prevent illegal voting? Why or why not?

“Pope Francis as ‘Person of the Year’ from Time is a great choice; he’s liberal minded and humble – more Catholics should follow the example!”

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“I think Pope Francis was an excellent choice. Of course I may have some bias as I was partially trained in the Jesuit way which encourages critical thinking.

“This Jesuit is in the best tradition of that order, service to others. He has quickly steered the Catholic Church back towards where it belongs, which is the tending to its


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flock. “Since I am an Orthodox Agnostic, I am not concerned what happens to the church for my own sake, but it does make me feel wonderful when a leader of such a huge congregation shows and demonstrates love and goodwill to all. “Just hope that other religious and secular leaders in this world will do the same.”


“Perfect pick. He represents humility and service to others, an example to all people of all faiths or no faiths.”

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12 FOR ‘13 To celebrate the season and honor Blue Ash as twice-named among the Top 50 Fabulous Places to raise a family, it only seems natural to say farewell to the past 12 months with this retrospective photo calendar. And a Happy New Year to all. January – Blue Ash snowbirds vie for a meal. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS


To celebrate the season and honor Blue Ash as twice-named among the Top 50 Fabulous Places to raise a family, it only seems natural to say farewell to the past 12 months with this retrospective photo calendar. And a Happy New Year to all.

To celebrate the season and honor Blue Ash as twice-named among the Top 50 Fabulous Places to raise a family, it only seems natural to say farewell to the past 12 months with this retrospective photo calendar. And a Happy New Year to all. February – The Veterans Memorial bedecked in snow. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE

To celebrate the season and honor Blue Ash as twice-named among the Top 50 Fabulous Places to raise a family, it only seems natural to say farewell to the past 12 months with this retrospective photo calendar. And a Happy New Year to all. March – A rainbow crowns the Veterans Memorial. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS


To celebrate the season and honor Blue Ash as twice-named among the Top 50 Fabulous Places to raise a family, it only seems natural to say farewell to the past 12 months with this retrospective photo calendar. And a Happy New Year to all. April – Spring at last at the Nature Park. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

To celebrate the season and honor Blue Ash as twice-named among the Top 50 Fabulous Places to raise a family, it only seems natural to say farewell to the past 12 months with this retrospective photo calendar. And a Happy New Year to all. May – A military band plays during the Memorial Day Parade. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE

To celebrate the season and honor Blue Ash as twice-named among the Top 50 Fabulous Places to raise a family, it only seems natural to say farewell to the past 12 months with this retrospective photo calendar. And a Happy New Year to all. June – Splish, splash at the Recreation Center. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS


To celebrate the season and honor Blue Ash as twice-named among the Top 50 Fabulous Places to raise a family, it only seems natural to say farewell to the past 12 months with this retrospective photo calendar. And a Happy New Year to all. July – Snowflake dancers at an East Side Players summer Nature Park performance of "Wizard of Oz." TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

To celebrate the season and honor Blue Ash as twice-named among the Top 50 Fabulous Places to raise a family, it only seems natural to say farewell to the past 12 months with this retrospective photo calendar. And a Happy New Year to all. August – Colorful icy coolers at the Taste of Blue Ash. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

To celebrate the season and honor Blue Ash as twice-named among the Top 50 Fabulous Places to raise a family, it only seems natural to say farewell to the past 12 months with this retrospective photo calendar. And a Happy New Year to all. October – The Nature Park is aflame in fall color. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

To celebrate the season and honor Blue Ash as twice-named among the Top 50 Fabulous Places to raise a family, it only seems natural to say farewell to the past 12 months with this retrospective photo calendar. And a Happy New Year to all. November – Sunset airport memories. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

To celebrate the season and honor Blue Ash as twice-named among the Top 50 Fabulous Places to raise a family, it only seems natural to say farewell to the past 12 months with this retrospective photo calendar. And a Happy New Year to all. September – A bunker blast at the Blue Ash Golf Course. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

To celebrate the season and honor Blue Ash as twice-named among the Top 50 Fabulous Places to raise a family, it only seems natural to say farewell to the past 12 months with this retrospective photo calendar. And a Happy New Year to all. December – The "Season of Light." TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, DEC. 26 Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive, $5. 917-7475. Blue Ash.

Holiday - Christmas Santa’s Workshop, 2-8 p.m., Santa’s Workshop, 6940 Madisonville Road, Historic Shillito’s Elves have moved to Mariemont and are opening workshop for public tours. Bring letters to mail to Santa. Pictures with Santa available on Saturdays and Sundays. Through Dec. 29. Benefits Ronald McDonald House. $4, free ages 3 and under. Presented by Mariemont Inn. 620-4353; Mariemont.

Recreation Winter Break Camp, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Waterpark, gym, art room and game room. Kindergarten-first grade. $58 per day, $48 per day for members. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Youth room. Big book/ discussion meeting. Brown bag lunch optional. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Donations accepted. 673-0174; Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, DEC. 27 Holiday - Christmas Santa’s Workshop, 2-8 p.m., Santa’s Workshop, $4, free ages 3 and under. 620-4353; Mariemont.

Literary - Libraries Gaming, 6-7:30 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Gaming with friends. Ages 11-19. Free. 3694450. Deer Park.

Amberley Village.

TUESDAY, DEC. 31 Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, $5. 917-7475. Blue Ash.

Literary - Story Times Preschool Story Time, 10:30-11 a.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Books, songs, activities and more, while building early literacy skills. For preschoolers and their caregivers. Ages 3-6. Free. 369-4450. Deer Park. Book Break, 3-3:30 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Children’s librarian reads aloud from some favorite books. Make craft to take home. Ages 3-6. Free. 369-4450. Deer Park.

Recreation Winter Break Camp, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, $58 per day, $48 per day for members. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 1 Art & Craft Classes Knitting, Crochet and Needlecraft Class, 7-8 p.m., Milford Heights Church of Christ, 1646 Ohio 28, Basic handwork techniques and fresh ideas in knitting, crochet and other handicrafts along with short devotional time. Free. 575-1874. Milford.

THURSDAY, JAN. 2 Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, $5. 917-7475. Blue Ash.

Literary - Libraries Kid’s Club, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Arts and crafts, presenters, board games and more. Ages 5-12. Free. 369-4450. Deer Park.

Recreation Winter Break Camp, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, $58 per day, $48 per day for members. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.


Support Groups

Winter Break Camp, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, $58 per day, $48 per day for members. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, Free, donations accepted. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, Donations accepted. 673-0174; Blue Ash.

SATURDAY, DEC. 28 Art & Craft Classes Ring in New Years Early, 7-9 p.m., Cheers to Art!, 7700 Camargo Road, Specials on wine and Champagne. For ages 16 and up. $30. Reservations required. 271-2793; Madeira.

Holiday - Christmas Santa’s Workshop, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Santa’s Workshop, $4, free ages 3 and under. 620-4353; Mariemont.

Music - Jazz The Hitmen, 8 p.m.-midnight, Tony’s Steaks and Seafood, 12110 Montgomery Road, Free. 6771993; Symmes Township.

SUNDAY, DEC. 29 Holiday - Christmas Santa’s Workshop, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Santa’s Workshop, $4, free ages 3 and under. 620-4353; Mariemont.

Music - Classical Carillon Concert, 4-5 p.m., Mary M. Emery Carillon, Pleasant Street, Open air concert. Carillonneur plays bells using keyboard in upper tower. Tours of tower available; playground, restroom and shelter house on site. Free. Presented by Village of Mariemont. 271-8519; Mariemont.

FRIDAY, JAN. 3 Literary - Libraries Anime Club, 6-8 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Watch anime, draw manga, play Yu-Gi-Oh and interact around these favorite pastimes. Ages 13-18. Free. 369-4450. Deer Park.

Recreation Winter Break Camp, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, $58 per day, $48 per day for members. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

SATURDAY, JAN. 4 Education Aquababies, 10-10:30 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Weekly through Feb. 22. Bring baby, ages 3 months to 3 years, and teach them how to love the water. Experienced instructors are American Red Cross certified. $100. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Health / Wellness


Diabetes Conversation Maps, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D., 4460 Red Bank Expressway, What is type 2 diabetes, prediabetes? Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. $30 all four sessions; or $10 per session. 7910626. Madisonville.


Music - Jazz

Winter Break Camp, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, $58 per day, $48 per day for members. Registration required. 761-7500;

The Hitmen, 8 p.m.-midnight, Tony’s Steaks and Seafood, Free. 677-1993; Symmes Township.

Ring in New Year's early with a painting party at Cheers to Art from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28. Specials on wine and champagne will be available. The event, for ages 16 and up, costs $30. Reservations are required. Call 271-2793, or visit

SUNDAY, JAN. 5 Music - Classical Carillon Concert, 4-5 p.m., Mary M. Emery Carillon, Free. 2718519; Mariemont.

Music - Religious Children’s Concert, 11-11:45 a.m., Isaac M. Wise Temple, 8329 Ridge Road, Judy and David, critically acclaimed children’s performers, sing, dance and rejoice. For ages 6 and under and their parents, grandparents and older siblings. Free. 7932556; Amberley Village.

MONDAY, JAN. 6 Youth Sports Girls Mini Volleyball Clinic, 6-7:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Weekly through Jan. 27. Learn volleyball skills and fundamentals. Led by professional instructor, lessons are set up for instruction and game play. Ages 7-12. $65. Reservations required. 985-0900. Montgomery.

TUESDAY, JAN. 7 Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, $5. 917-7475. Blue Ash.

Farmers Market Loveland Farmers Market, 4-6 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Presented by Loveland Farmers’ Market. 683-0491; Loveland.

Health / Wellness Lifesteps Open House, 6-7 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Preview class materials and learn more details about successful weight-management program. Ages 18 and up. Free. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Literary - Story Times Preschool Story Time, 10:30-11 a.m., Deer Park Branch Library, Free. 369-4450. Deer Park. Book Break, 3-3:30 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, Free. 3694450. Deer Park.

Support Groups Caregiver Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Andrew Church, 552 Main St., Undercroft. To support caregivers of elderly or disabled parents (relatives). Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 929-4483. Milford.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8 Art & Craft Classes Knitting, Crochet and Needlecraft Class, 7-8 p.m., Milford Heights Church of Christ, Free. 575-1874. Milford.

Parenting Classes Proven Parenting: Seven Week Group Series, 6-8:30 p.m., The Children’s Home of Cincinnati, 5050 Madison Road, Emery Building, Room 101. Weekly through Feb. 19. Learn proven, research-based skills that address communication, discipline, decision-making,

relationships and self-control. $500 per family; child care per class is $10 per child. Registration required. 272-2800; Madisonville.

Support Groups Caregiver Support Group, 2-3:30 p.m., Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive, Conference Room. To support caregivers of elderly or disabled parents (relatives). Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 929-4483. Blue Ash.

THURSDAY, JAN. 9 Civic Meet the Candidates for the Primary Election, 6:30 p.m., Robert L. Schuler Community Room, 11580 Deerfield Road, With Hamilton County Republican Women’s Club, Greater Cincinnati Women’s Republican Club, Northeast Republican Women’s Club and Young Republican Women of Cincinnati. Election is May 6. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 383-5586. Sycamore Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, $5. 917-7475. Blue Ash.

Health / Wellness Lifesteps Open House, 10-11 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, Free. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Literary - Libraries Lego Club, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Design and build creations with provided Legos. Ages 5-12. Free. 3694450. Deer Park. Kid’s Club, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, Free. 3694450. Deer Park.

Recreation Martial Arts Class, 7-8 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Weekly through Jan. 30. Class incorporates elements of karate, kung fu, tae kwon do, kickboxing and practical self-defense. Ages 18 and up. $140. Reservations required. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, Free, donations accepted. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, Donations accepted. 673-0174; Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, JAN. 10 Dining Events Empty Bowls Dinner Event, 5-7 p.m., Madeira Middle School, 6612 Miami Ave., Booths, activities and homemade soups and desserts. Help seventh grade service learning group raise awareness about poverty, homelessness and hunger. Benefits local or international hunger association. $10, $5 children. 561-5555. Madeira.

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On Stage - Theater A Little Night Music, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, This captivating tale of romance in turn of the century Sweden follows the amorous adventures of Desiree, a touring actress. When her past and present lovers, and their wives, show up for a weekend in the country, surprising liaisons, passions, and a taste of love’s endless possibilities are all brought to light. The lilting score features the haunting classic, “Send in the Clowns.” $18. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

SATURDAY, JAN. 11 Art & Craft Classes Look See Do: Down on the Farm, 10-11 a.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. Art workshop for children. See Chagall’s painting, listen to an Eric Carle story and make your own feathered friend to take home. Ages -1-1. $5. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Health / Wellness Diabetes Conversation Maps, 10 a.m.-noon Healthy Eating., Lisa Larkin, M.D., $30 all four sessions; or $10 per session. 791-0626. Madisonville.

Literary - Libraries Teen Advisory Board, 2-3 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Motivated teens discuss means for making library’s programs and materials to be most in tune with their needs. Ages 13-19. Free. 3694450. Deer Park.

Music - Jazz The Hitmen, 8 p.m.-midnight, Tony’s Steaks and Seafood, Free. 677-1993; Symmes Township.

On Stage - Theater A Little Night Music, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $18. 684-1236; Columbia Township.



Music - Classical Carillon Concert, 4-5 p.m., Mary M. Emery Carillon, Free. 2718519; Mariemont.

On Stage - Theater A Little Night Music, 2 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $18. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

TUESDAY, JAN. 14 Education Changemakers: Center City Investment: Continuing the Momentum, 7-9 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Stephen G. Leeper, president and chief executive officer of 3CDC, discusses changes and impact of 3CDC’s work, implications and effects on community and new projects. Free. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, $5. 917-7475. Blue Ash.

Farmers Market Loveland Farmers Market, 4-6 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 683-0491; Loveland.

Health / Wellness Cancer Wellness Program, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Tuesdays and Thursdays through March 13. Eight-week, twice-per-week small group exercise class for those undergoing cancer treatment or those who recently have completed treatment. Physician consent form required. Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. 985-6722. Montgomery.

Literary - Story Times Preschool Story Time, 10:30-11 a.m., Deer Park Branch Library, Free. 369-4450. Deer Park. Book Break, 3-3:30 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, Free. 3694450. Deer Park.

Health / Wellness


End-of-Life Public Forum, 3 p.m., St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 10345 Montgomery Road, Presentation by panel of specialists including elder-law attorney, member of the Council on Aging, representative from TriHealth Senior Link, Hospice of Cincinnati member and gerontologist or palliative care specialist. Discussions followed by question-andanswer exchanges to give families information and resources to be better prepared to discuss critical issues with elderly family members. Free. 683-6177.

Art & Craft Classes Knitting, Crochet and Needlecraft Class, 7-8 p.m., Milford Heights Church of Christ, Free. 575-1874. Milford.

Support Groups Caregivers Support Group, 12:30-2 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 25. To support caregivers of elderly or disabled parents (relatives). Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 929-4483. Montgomery.



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Bob and John’s eggplant casserole

Reader John Pancoast sent this, which is now a favorite for entertaining at his and wife Priscilla’s home. “From friend Bob Martin of Loveland,” John said. John added fresh, coarse dried breadcrumbs on top for extra crunchiness. I’m looking forward to making this myself. John said if you use a 9-inch by 13-inch pan, you’ll get more crunchy top surface area. 1 large eggplant, peeled and cut into 1⁄2-inch cubes 1 sleeve of Townhouse crackers (about 40 crackers), crumbled coarsely 1 cup whipping cream 8 oz. shredded extra-sharp cheddar 1 tablespoon lemon juice (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat six cups water to full boil in large pot. Add lemon juice if desired (some think it keeps eggplant from darkening). Add eggplant to boiling water. Stir eggplant frequently, it will be floating on top of water. Cook just until water starts to return to a boil, about three minutes. Do NOT overdo this step or eggplant will become rubbery! Drain and transfer to sprayed two-quart casserole. Sprinkle crackers on top. Pour in cream and add cheese. Stir until blended. Bake uncovered for 1 hour or until it starts to brown on top and gets a little crusty around edges.

Priscilla Pancoast’s easy corn pudding

Another Pancoast favorite. Let me know if you want this recipe. “Everyone who tastes it wants the recipe,” Priscilla told me.

No-fuss standing rib roast

One of the meat cutters at the grocery told me he has success with this holiday roast every time he makes it. Gosh, a pretty good testimonial coming from him. Searing the roast on the outside at a high temperature insures a moist inside. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Season raw roast as desired. Place rib side down in a pan and roast 10-15 minutes. Careful here, you may get some splattering. Reduce oven temperature to 250 degrees and roast until thermometer reads about 125 for rare or up to 145 for medium. The roast continues to cook at least 5 degrees more when it’s out of the oven. Let it rest, tented loosely with foil, for about 20-30 minutes before carving.

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Brunch egg casserole with sausage, potatoes and cheese Nice for that New Year’s day brunch. Sauté sausage ahead of time and bring to room temperature before continuing. 1 pound hot pork sausage or your favorite, cooked 3 cups frozen hash browns, thawed completely 12 oz. shredded cheddar 12 large eggs, lightly beaten 2 cups 2 percent milk or whatever you have Salt and pepper

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RELIGION Ascension Lutheran Church

On Sunday, Dec. 29, there will be one Worship Service, “Lessons and Carols,” at 10 a.m. The Women’s Bible Study meets Friday mornings at 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. They are using “Namesake: When God Rewrites Your Story” for their discussion. The women’s Wheel of Friendship shipped 100 health kits and 30 pounds of soap to Lutheran World Relief. The group meets monthly Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Their Bible study is called “In Good Company: Stories of Biblical Women.” Women of the community are invited to both groups. Healing Touch Ministry is offered on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Please call the church office at 793-3288 for more information on this outreach opportunity. On Sunday, Dec. 29, there will be one worship service at 10 a.m. Rejoice! worship service is at 11 a.m. Rejoice! is a more contemporary, upbeat style worship with music and Bible readings reflecting the preference of many people today. Heritage (traditional) worship service is at 9 a.m. Sunday School, Confirmation and Adult Forum are at 9:45 a.m. Ascension is a congregation of diverse ages and backgrounds. Some are new to the faith; others are lifelong Lutherans. Ascension is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery, Ohio 45242;; 793-3288.

Bethel Baptist Temple

AWANA children’s Bible clubs are offered for children ages 2 through high school from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays during the school year. The club will resume Jan. 8. Each club meeting features council time, which includes flag ceremony, music and Bible lesson; handbook time, in which clubbers earn awards through memorization and handbook comple-

ABOUT RELIGION Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. » E-mail announcements to nesuburban@community, with “Religion” in the subject line. » Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. » Mail to: Northeast Suburban Life, Attention: Andrea Reeves, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140. tion; and game time. Contact the church for information, or visit the AWANA page on Facebook: search for “Bethel Baptist AWANA.” The adult, teen and children’s Sunday School classes come together for an hour of skits from the drama team, children’s songs, games, penny wars and more during Round Up Sunday, offered during Sunday School hour on the first Sunday of each month. Several father/son activities, as well as family activities, are being planned for the fall and upcoming months. Visit the church website for details. The church offers a low-key, come-as-you-are women’s fellowship about once a month. Small group Bible studies, including a women’s Bible study, are offered Wednesday evenings at the church at 7:30 p.m. Sunday School classes for all ages are 10 a.m.; Sunday worship is 11 a.m. Kings Kids, a children’s worship service, is offered during the 11 a.m. service. The church is at 8501 Plainfield Road, Sycamore Township; 891-2221;

Blue Ash Presbyterian Church Jacob’s Ladder is the theme for Sunday School (pre-K through 12th-grade); these classes are taught after the children’s sermon in the worship service. Bible 101 and Thoughtful Christian classes are offered for adults each Sunday morning.

These meet at 9 a.m. in the fellowship hall. The BAPC Bowling Group will be meeting at 10 a.m. Thursdays each week at Crossgate Lanes. Sunday worship services are at 10:30 a.m. Nursery care is available. Sunday sermons are recorded and available at The church is at 4309 Cooper Road; 791-1153;

Brecon United Methodist Church

The church offers worship services on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Samaritan Closet hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Samaritan Closet offers clothing and food to people with demonstrated needs. Bread from Panera is available on Thursdays and Saturdays. The church is at 7388 E. Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 489-7021. Christ Church Cathedral Adults 18 years old and older may obtain two free tickets per request on a “first come, first served” basis. The 74th annual Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival will be performed at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, and at 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5. For more details, call 621-BOAR or go to Five years ago, Christ Church Cathedral began a unique children’s choir to foster the development of a life-long

enjoyment of music through the singing of sacred choral compositions. Last year, 18 young people sang for the cathedral and also at special public events, such as a holiday concert at Cincinnati’s Christmas Saengerfest in Over-the-Rhine. The Cathedral Choir of Children and Youth is beginning its new program year and is open to new members. This city-wide program accepts children as young as 7-years-old (secondgrade). No prior music experience is required. The Cathedral Choir of Children and Youth has a busy season ahead. They will sing four times during worship at the cathedral, as well as during several “away” performances. For more information, call Christ Church Cathedral. The church is at 318 E. Fourth St., Cincinnati; 621-1817;

Church by the Woods

The church building is the home of four different ministries. Church By the Woods is a multicultural and multi-ethnic church whose mission is to love and serve God, each other and our neighbors. Sunday worship service is traditional in English and begins at 10 a.m. From 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, classes in English as a Second Language are offered for ages 14 to 94. Taiwanese Presbyterian Ministry has Sunday traditional worship at 2 p.m. in their language of Taiwanese. On Saturdays they offer a ministry on the UC campus. Freedom Church has its contemporary worship service at 10:30 a.m. in English. “It’s Not About Religion; It’s About Relationships;” Seventh Day Adventist Church, has worship on Saturdays at 10 a.m. in Spanish. “Loving, Caring, Sharing God’s Word” Nursery School is provided at each church’s worship services. Bible studies are offered by all churches. The church is at 3755 Cornell Road, Sharonville.

member Rodney Stucky, baroque guitar and archlute, and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra member James Lambert, viola da gamba. They will be joined by James’ wife, Barbara Lambert, baroque flute, and son Colin Lambert, cello. The ensemble will perform works of Bach, Telemann, Schenck and Hertel as part of the Cincinnati Early Music Festival program. On March 2, Mary Southworth Shaffer, soprano, and her husband, Jeff Shaffer, will bring an hour of favorite pieces for soprano and trumpet. Mary and Jeff are members of Redeemer. In addition to the Music in the Chapel Concert Series, the traditional Celtic Winter Solstice program featuring the ClarkJones trio is scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21. Music director Loretta Graner has added three additional programs to Redeemer’s concert season starting with a performance at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, by the Millikin University Chorus of Decatur, IL. This concert is sponsored by parishioner and former president of the college, Doug Zemke, and his wife, Ellen Boling Zemke. The first public musical offering in The Opus 25 Organ Concert Series presents Redeemer’s organist, Ted Gibboney and soprano Audrey Luna in a performance of Couperin’s “Tenebrae” at 3 p.m. Feb. 16. This program features the Canadian Juget-Sinclair organ. To wrap up the season, Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time” and Stravinsky’s “L’Histoire du Soldat” will be presented by Jennifer Rodway, clarinet; Marion Peraza, violin; Ellen Stephens, cello; and Song Hun Nam, piano, at 3 p.m. March 16. All programs are free and open to the public. The church is at 2944 Erie Ave., Hyde Park.

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

The Music in the Chapel Concert Series returns at 3 p.m. Sundays in the chapel. On Feb. 2, a German Baroque Chamber Music program will be given. The church welcomes back University of Cincinnati CollegeConservatory of Music faculty

Weekday children’s programs run Monday mornings, Tuesday morning sand afternoons and Thursday mornings. Register on the website. Men’s outdoor group meets from 8:30-11:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays. Register on the website. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 791-3142;



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UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 Guest Speaker 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 Sat. Contemporary: 5:00 p.m. Sun. Contemporary: 9:00 a.m. Sun. Traditional: 10:30 a.m. Child care/Sunday School at all services. 6635 Loveland-Miamiville Road 513-677-9866

Sharonville United Methodist

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

3751 Creek Rd.


NON-DENOMINATIONAL FAITH BIBLE CHURCH 8130 East Kemper Rd. (1 mile west of Montgomery Rd) Services & Sunday School: 9:00am & 10:45am Nursery Available www.fbccincy.or 513-489-1114

Sunday 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. 11020 S. Lebanon Road. 683-1556


A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services Sunday School .........9:15 - 10:00am Fellowship ...............10:00 - 10:30am Worship Service .....10:30 - 11:30am 360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH

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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

An 11 a.m. traditional Communion service is planned for Christmas Day. In the spirit of giving, Good Shepherd will donate $5 in each visitor’s name to the local homeless shelter, An additional $5 match has been offered by an anonymous member, totaling $10, to help those without homes this Christmas season. Good Shepherd is a large church that offers a variety of styles of worship and service times: Saturdays, 5 p.m. - Woven worship (mix of traditional and contemporary). Sundays, 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. – traditional worship. Sundays, 9:30 a.m. – Contemporary worship. Sundays, 5:45 p.m. – “NOSH” dinner and worship offsite at UC Campus Ministry Edge House. The church is at 7701 Kenwood Road, Kenwood; 891-1700;

Hartzell United Methodist Church

Young at Hartz is a group for the over-55 crowd, and is open to anyone who would like to join. The group has monthly outings or lunch and a movie at the church. For more information, contact Sue Watts at 891-8527. Worship Sundays in September is as follows: adult Bible study 9, Coffee and Chat and first service is 9 a.m.; second service and Camp service is 10:30 a.m. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 891-8527.

Montgomery Presbyterian Church

All are welcome for worship service at 10:30 a.m., Sunday mornings. Sunday schools for both adults and children begin at 9 a.m., followed by Coffee and Conversation at 10 a.m. – a chance to get to know fellow attendees. The church is 9994 Zig Zag Road, Montgomery; 891-8670;

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

Service times are 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. No services will be held on Christmas Day. An Intercessory Healing Prayer Service is held the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m.. The Order of St. Luke, Hands of Hope chapter, meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7:15 p.m. in the library. A Men’s Breakfast group meets on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. at Steak N Shake in Montgomery. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401;

Sycamore Christian Church

Sunday worship and junior worship services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Bible study for all ages at 9 a.m. Women’s Study Group at 6:30 p.m. every second Wednesday. The church is at 6555 Cooper Road, Cincinnati; 891-7891.

Sycamore Presbyterian Church

Come visit the church Sunday mornings in its new sanctuary at 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Childcare is available in the nursery during both services for infants through age 2. There will be no Sunday school Dec. 29. The next FX! (Family Experience!) will occur at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, in the Chapel. (Please note time change.) Theme: Knowledge. Title: The Man vs. Wild. Enjoy an evening of music, worship, praise, and fun. Coffee and Conversation, 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, Fellowship Hall, features Mamie Johnson, author of When God Doesn’t Stop the Rain, presenting “The Pathway to a New You in the New Year.” All are welcome. Dinners for 6, 7 & 8 begins in January and runs through April. Participants will meet at a designated host’s home monthly for dinner and fellowship. The church is at 11800 MasonMontgomery Road, Symmes Township; 683-0254;



Ursuline student recognized by Rotary Club of Blue Ash/Montgomery

The Rotary Club of Blue Ash/Montgomery Rotary Club recognized Camille Borders, Ursuline Academy senior, as its student of the month for October. Borders, who was in attendance with her mother, father and grandmother, was recognized for her scholastic aptitude in addition to her various contributions to the community. Borders, who lives in Mason, is passionate about politics and has varied interests in addition to her academic pursuits, including contributing to the ex-

perience of women in the democratic process and in politics in general. To this end, she participated in a League of Women Voters meeting at the University of Cincinnati, and is concerned with the limited legislative representation by women in the United States Congress. Borders’ post high school plans include higher education at a number of outstanding educational institutions including several in the Ivy League, Washington University in St. Louis and New York University. “The Rotary Club of

Blue Ash/Montgomery is proud to be able to recognize such an outstanding young lady and member of our community. Camille’s achievements are reflective of the principles to which we adhere in Rotary and we believe that her future is very bright and that her work into the future will cast a very bright light on those whose lives she touches as well as her family and her upbringing in the greater Cincinnati area,” Rotary President Dave Hershberger said. The Rotary Club of Blue Ash/Montgomery meets every Tuesday at

The Rotary Club of Blue Ash/Montgomery Rotary Club recognized Camille Borders, Ursuline Academy senior, as its student of the month for October. With Borders, left, are Kim Koss, Dr. Mark Korchok and Rotary President Dave Hershberger. THANKS TO WAYNE DAVIS

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For seniors worried about winter heating bills, HEAP can help

For people with low or modest incomes – including many older adults – high energy prices are a frightening prospect as we head towards cold weather. Help is available through the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). HEAP is a federally funded program administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency’s Office of Community Assistance. It is designed to help eligible low-income Ohioans meet the high costs of home

heating. If you are eligible for assistance, the amount of your one-time HEAP benefit will depend on: federal funding levels; how many people live with you; total household income (ex: $20,108 max income for single households, or $27,143 for couples); and the primary fuel you use to heat your home. In most cases, the one-time benefit is applied as a credit on your energy bill by your utility company (or fuel vendor).

IN THE SERVICE Guth graduates from Lackland

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Peter D. Guth graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in Guth applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Guth is the son of David Guth of Cincinnati. He is a 2009 graduate of Sycamore High School, Cincinnati.

How to apply

Applications are available online at www.devel and through a number of community organizations, including Community Action Agencies and Area Agencies on Aging (AAA). Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio (COA) ( is the AAA for Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton and Warren counties. Applications may be submitted anytime from now through April.

Understanding eligibility requirements and completing benefit applications can be challenging for many older adults. Council on Aging can provide information and assistance to seniors who wish to apply for the program. In-home help with HEAP applications may also available for older adults who are homebound and disabled. Last year, COA and area senior centers provided information or assistance with HEAP applications to more than 2,600 older and


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Steele takes over at Ohio Valley Residential Services James W. Steele, who has devoted all of his professional life and much of his personal life to helping people with developmental disabilities, has been appointed executive director of Ohio Valley Residential Services, a nonprofit that serves people with developmental disabilities. OVRS runs more than 20 homes in Greater Cincinnati for people with developmental disabilities and provides other related services. It has about 140 clients. Steele previously worked as executive director of Halom House Inc., which also provides residential services to people with developmental disabilities in Hamilton County. Board member Carey Kruer called Steele the “ideal candidate.” “Jamie had a record of success and background that matched our needs perfectly,” she said. His personal connection to people with developmental disabilities began at age four when his brother, Andy, was born with a severe developmental disability. His brother was never able to walk or talk, but still inspires Steele – even after his death 14 years ago. One day when they were children, the two were at a neighborhood park, Steele recalled in an essay. Steele got into the only fistfight of his life. Another child had been making fun of the

way his brother looked and the sounds he made. “That day didn’t turn out so good for Steele that kid,” Steele wrote. “My parents didn’t condone fighting and my mother made sure that everyone knew how disappointed she was with me in fighting. “On the way home that day,” Steele added, “we stopped at the store and she told me I could have any candy I wanted.” During the summers, the brothers attended Stepping Stones in Indian Hill, a camp for children with developmental disabilities. Andy was a camper; Jamie a counselor. Ever since then, Steele has been in jobs where he serves people with developmental disabilities. In college, he earned a bachelor’s degree at the College of Mt. St. Joseph, where he focused on social work and religious studies, and a master’s degree at the University of Cincinnati, where he concentrated on social work with an emphasis on administration. Throughout his college years, he worked in group homes. During that period, he helped to deinstitutionalize people with developmental disabilities, a trend that

started in the 1970s. He helped the Resident Home Corp., now known as Envision, open a group home for people who had lived in an Ohio institution for people with disabilities. After college, he worked as a resident assistant for the Resident Home Corp., as an employment counselor for Bawac Inc. in Northern Kentucky, and as a social worker for the Drake Center, serving people with developmental disabilities in each of those roles. Then, for 20 years, he worked as executive director of Halom House, which is based in Blue Ash. He oversaw its growth from one home with eight residents to 25 residents in various settings. During his time there, he performed the functions of every employee as well as fundraising, community outreach, political advocacy and human resources. Steele hopes to enhance the organization’s current services and initiate new ones. “We can lead our industry by introducing innovative residential environments for the folks we serve,” he said. Steele, who lives with his family in St. Bernard, also founded and sings in a 10-year-old rock band known as “The Code.” All proceeds from their performances go to nonprofits. The band has raised more than $60,000.

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POLICE REPORTS SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Juvenile female, 16, theft, Nov. 29. Erica Roberts, 36, 633 Blanche Ave., theft, Dec. 2. Radonda Sechrest, 30, 2131 Selim Ave., theft, criminal trespassing, Dec. 1. Carlos Allen, 19, 3558 Harvey Ave., possession of marijuana, Dec. 2. Gregory Kirk, 26, 4325 Southern Ave., possession of marijuana, Dec. 2. Andrew Wright, 20, 3823 Meyerfeld Ave., theft, Nov. 29. Harold Lucas III, 33, 222 E. Central Parkway, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, Nov. 30. Christopher Alperson, 33, 1526 Rolling Knoll Drive, possession of marijuana, Nov. 30. Kaneisha Brooks, 23, 2986 High

Forest Lane, theft, Nov. 27. Jasmin Deramus, 18, 1100 Winfield Drive, theft, Nov. 26. Andre Carter, 31, 6919 Montgomery Road No. 2, disorderly conduct, Nov. 21.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering Doors showed signs of attempted break-in at 4050 E. Galbraith Road, Dec. 1. Burglary Wedding ring, pain medication valued at $6,800 taken at 7113 Glenellyn Drive, Nov. 26. Criminal damaging Car egged at 3836 Mantell Ave., Dec. 1. Door kicked in at 8309 Kenwood Road, Dec. 2. Passing bad checks Reported at 8250 Kenwood Road, Nov. 22. Theft Money clips taken while patient

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Blue Ash, Chief Chris Wallace, 745-8573 » Montgomery, Chief Don Simpson, 985-1600 » Sycamore Township, Lt. Tom Butler, 774-6351 or 683-3444 » Symmes Township, Lt. Tom Butler, 774-6351 or 683-3444 did rehabilitation work at 6350 E. Galbraith Road, Nov. 26. Iphone taken from package on porch at 7221 Chetbart Drive, Nov. 26. Lock punched out, bow and cash valued at $700 taken from vehicle at 7875 Montgomery Road, Nov. 26. Wallet taken from purse while shopping at 7800 Montgomery Road, Nov. 26.


4911 Catalpa Creek Drive: San Miguel, Maria Teresa & Virgilio L. to Nowicki, Gregory R. & Katherine T.; $430,000. 9606 Cooper Lane: Mason, Janice Marie to Sharma, Ranjit K. & Sonia B.; $160,000. 11051 Grand Ave.: Pinder, Kevin C. to Lin, Li-Wen; $120,000. 8937 Kenwood Road: Shrimpton, Christian S. & Jeffery P. to Zicka Residential Buildin Co. Ltd.; $355,000. 5325 Myerdale Drive: Robert Lucke Homes Inc. to Dworznik, Paul & Lindy N.; $518,506. 4841 Myrtle Ave.: Clore, Judith Reiman to Clore, Judith Reiman; $500. 4841 Myrtle Ave.: Clore, Judith Reiman to Slat Kids LLC; $500. 9509 Park Manor: Park Manor LLC to Martin, Janet O.; $625,000. 4729 Tillsam Court: Greer, Betty to Shen, Hui & Mei Wang; $82,500. 4358 Victor Ave.: BRG SF Investments LLC to Liu, Yu & Xu Lei; $161,800.


7805 Hartford Hill Lane: Peterson, Christopher H. to Pruis, Dirk T.; $820,000. 8171 Margaret Lane: Christophers Financial Inc. to Shah, Neal & Amy; $739,130.


11481 Gideon Lane: Grove, Jacqueline to Graceworks Enhanced Livin; $290,000. 4109 Jud Drive: Wenzel, Terry J. to Tomlin, Sarah C.; $100,000. 7752 Montgomery Road: Williams, Tracey L. to Hu, Kaitlyn; $59,000. 11970 Second Ave.: Jackson, Dorothy L. Tr. to Stewart, Karen H.; $65,730. 7732 Spirea Drive: Parsons-Nemes, Priscilla to Davis, Stephen R. & Renee A.; $165,000.


10292 Willow Drive : Mather, Susan Marie Tr. to Johnson, Michael C. & Kimberly: $250,000. 9417 Bainwoods Drive: Chelf, Alan to Chelf, Landon B. & Kimberly; $191,943. 12011 Carrington Lane: Bryant,

ABOUT REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. Carolyn J. to Eversole, Brian; $69,500. Elmfield Drive: Plantation Pointe LLC to Fischer Single Family Homes III Ltd.; $70,000. 11986 Foxgate Way: Tachibana, Yoshihiko & Yuka to Foley, Krista L. & Mark J.; $242,500. 10045 Plantation Pointe Drive: Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Kiselewich, Stephen J. & Anne E.; $393,170. 10290 Stablehand Drive: Ashton, Gregory to Nanda, Subhakanta & Prachi Panda; $410,000. 10551 Tanagerhills Drive: Sampson, Rose S. Tr. to Arieta, Frank B. & Marcia A.; $455,000.

Six pre-sliced turkeys in aluminum pans valued at $480 taken from a refrigerator truck in the parking lot at 10815 Montgomery Road, Nov. 27. Prescription drugs missing during eviction at 11995 6th Ave., Nov. 26. Air conditioner taken from rear of building at 11950 2nd Ave., Nov. 29. Five handguns and a shotgun of

unknown valued taken at 12041 5th Ave., Dec. 2. Deposits totaling $3,216 missing at 7694 Montgomery Road, Nov. 22. Wallet left in mall restroom, taken at 7875 Montgomery Road, Nov. 30. Someone loaded two carts with toys and left without paying at 7800 Montgomery Road, Nov. 29. Hair clippers valued at $90 taken from vehicle at 10916 Brookgreen Court, Nov. 30.

SYMMES TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Joshua Dunham, 24, 180 W. North Bend Road, two counts trafficking in drugs, having a weapon under disability, endangering children, possession of drug paraphernalia, Nov. 30.

Markus Fatuk, 48, 13 Montgomery Way apartment 12, open container, operating vehicle intoxicated, Nov. 17. Jill Kenny, 40, 4221 Oakwood Ave., theft, Nov. 29. Troy Wilson, 47, 4729 Woodlawn Ave., menacing, Nov. 20.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering Brick thrown through front window; nothing taken at 9040 Union Cemetery Road, Nov. 28. Domestic violence Woman reported at Millbank Lane, Nov. 30. Theft Gas pumped and not paid for at 9420 Loveland-Madeira Road, Nov. 27. Theft, misuse of credit cards Two credit cards taken, used to charge $6,000 in merchandise at 11311 Montgomery Road, Dec. 1.

Health officials emphasize pertussis awareness, prevention

The Cincinnati Health Department, Hamilton County Public Health and Northern Kentucky Health Department urge citizens and health care professionals to maintain vigilance and follow vaccination guidelines for pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. Case reports in both the City of Cincinnati and Southwest Ohio for the month of October were higher than average – a trend that health officials throughout the region are monitoring closely. In the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, 46 cases of pertussis were reported in October. An additional eight were

reported in Northern Kentucky. Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly-contagious respiratory disease. The disease usually starts with cold-like symptoms and perhaps a mild cough or fever. After one to two weeks, severe coughing can begin. Unlike the common cold, pertussis can become a series of coughing fits that continues for weeks. Pertussis is most dangerous for babies. More than half of infants younger than one year of age who get the disease must be hospitalized. Early symptoms of pertussis can last for one to two weeks and usually

include: » runny nose; » low-grade fever (generally minimal throughout the course of the disease); » mild, occasional cough; » apnea – a pause in breathing (in infants). Because pertussis in its early stages appears to be nothing more than the common cold, it is often not suspected or diagnosed until the more severe symptoms appear. For information: Cincinnati Health Department, 513-357-7200, /health Hamilton County Public Health, 513-946-7882,


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