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Colerain Twp. plans for Jan. 22 town hall meeting By Jennie Key

A sponsorship deal with UC Health will change the name of the Colerain High School football stadium to UC Health Field at Cardinal Stadium. FILE PHOTO.

UC Health and NovaCare enter sponsorship agreement worth $700,000 to school district By Jennie Key


hat’s in a name? Big bucks if you are the Northwest Local School District. The district has entered a 10year sponsorship agreement with UC Health that will pump $700,000 into the district’s two high schools’ athletic programs and change the name of Colerain High School’s stadium. Northwest Superintendent Rick Glatfelter said the money will be divided between the high schools relative to the size of the schools’ student bodies: Northwest will receive $20,000 annually for a total of $200,000 over the length of the contract and Colerain High School will receive $50,000 annually for a total of $500,000. The high school football powerhouse’s stadium is now UC Health Field at Cardinal Stadium. UC Health also becomes the schools’ official health care provider. The partnership includes physician coverage for athletes at Colerain and Northwest high schools. The district also has finalized and signed an agreement with NovaCare Rehabilitation to provide athletic training services for a 10-year period at no cost to the district in exchange for marketing at games, on programs, st sports venues, websites and other school print

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media. Northwest High School Principal Todd Bowling says he welcomes the sponsorship’s help to offset the cost of athletics for the high school such as equipment and field maintenance. “It’s such a win-win,” he said. “And we get to keep our trainers through the agreement with NovaCare. I think it’s going to work out very well.” In addition to renaming the stadium at Colerain, UC Health will have signs and banners or logos at other athletic venues at both high schools, on programs and web sites and other school print media and athletic camp T-shirts. The organization has sponsorships at 21schools in the area, including Mount Healthy and Taylor high schools, but this is the first agreement with naming rights for UC Health. As part of the agreement, UC Health will conduct the physicals required by the Ohio High School Athletic Association for the district’s high school athletes at no charge to the students or the district. UC health will also provide physicians at varsity football games at both high schools. Dr. Angelo Colosimo, director of UC Health Sports Medicine and assistant professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, says UC Health’s five-year plan is a committment to the development of a premier

sports medicine program and institute in the Midwest. “We are currently the health care providers of 22 high schools in the Tristate area, with Colerain and Northwest being very high-profile schools. We are already the premier sports care medicine providers in the Tristate area for the Bearcats and now the Florence Freedom,” Colosimo said. “As we continue to build this program and institute we are reaching out to as many athletic teams as we can which includes schools. These partnerships allow the schools to receive the best possible care for their athletes with our experts and specialists and this in turn helps us to promote and build this program in the Midwest.” Michael Shannon, vice president for NovaCare, said his organization has agreements with 20 area high schools in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area. Glatfelter said in addition to providing funds for high school athletics, the partnership will mean an increase in access for some of the district’s student athletes to medical facilities and training. He said the partners were offering employment to district employees who were already working with student athletes in the district. “Most have decided to switch and that will make the transition very smooth,” he said.

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Colerain Township begins the new year preparing for what trustees have tagged new financial realities in 2013. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, township officials will sit down with residents for an update – a state of the township meeting – in the Colerain Community Center, 4200 Springdale Road. Township administration will roll out a plan to achieve long-term financial sustainability. The new financial reality is that funding is shrinking for the township. In March, officials walked residents through a scenario of a significant reduction in three major revenue sources for the general fund amounting to a Deters projected $1.5 million annual loss beginning in 2014. Like other communities, Colerain is facing declining property values, home foreRowan closures and the elimination of the tangible personal property tax, all of which had a significant impact on police, fire and road funds as well as the township’s general fund. The plan to be discussed Jan. 22 is designed to help the township adjust now and for the next five years. But it isn’t set in stone, officials said. They want to hear from residents before it is. Colerain Township Administrator James Rowan says the community needs to talk about the value of the services provided to residents and businesses and the steps necessary to achieve longterm financial sustainability while providing those services. Rowan pleaded with residents to come to the meeting Jan. 22 prepared to listen to the plan and share feedback. He said the process requires input and the board will listen

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SAFETY SERVICES PART OF CONVERSATION Colerain Township will also talk about safety services at the town hall meeting. In 2013, the police department is operating in year six of a five-year levy. Administrator James Rowan said this has been achieved at the same time services were reduced from the Hamilton County Sheriff and tax revenues were lower than expected. The fire department passed an levy in 2010 that would allow for continual operation for five years while spending down its reserve. Even with tax collections significantly lower than expected, operations can continue through 2016 based on current funding sources.

to those who participate. And if people who want to maintain specific services don’t share their desire to see them continue, they may be disappointed when those services are cut back or eliminated. “When we can no longer sustain the same services, we have to have these conversations,” he said. “Conversations like closing parks or reducing services at the community center if it is not successful. To reduce costs, you have to reduce services.” The township will talk about goals at the town hall meeting. A term that frequently pops up in those goals is “structurally aligned with projected revenues.” Rowan says this means the budget is balanced and the township is not spending more money than it takes in. Having a five-year financial and operating plan that meets that criterion is the goal for the township’s nonsafety services, police services, and fire and emergency medical services. Another goal to be discussed is a public safety assessment that identifies lower cost delivery models for police and fire and emergency medical services. The township administraSee TOWN HALL, Page A2 Vol. 91 No. 49 © 2013 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Tear it down to make it better By Jennie Key

Colerain Township will invest $400,000 this year to tear down blighted and abandoned properties. A state program will pay for half those demolition costs. Announced by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine last February, the Moving Ohio Forward Demolition Program helps stabilize and improve communities by removing blighted and abandoned homes with funds from the national mortgage settlement. The Ohio Attorney General’s office made $75 million from the settlement available statewide for Moving Ohio Forward demolition grants and $5.8 million of that came to Hamilton County. Cole-

rain Township received $200,000 after agreeing to match it. The city of Cincinnati and Colerain Township were the two Hamilton County recipients of funding through the program. Zoning Administrator Geoff Milz says the program is an opportunity for the township to get a good look at the number of problem properties in the community and then enact a plan to address the worst of them. “The idea is to get rid of the worst of the worst. We hope this will be catalytic and will draw the private sector back into some of these neighborhoods and we will see some redevelopment,” he said. Trustee Jeff Ritter said it is not uncommon for


This property at 2900 Jonrose Ave. was condemned by the Hamilton County Department of Public Health in April 2011. Colerain Township has passed a resolution to demolish it using Moving Ohio Forward grant funds. FILE PHOTO.

one or two irresponsible homeowners to bring an entire neighborhood down by neglecting the maintenance on their property. “We have initiated the process to demolish a total of 11 properties throughout the township, and we will continue to target more in the fu-


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ture,” he said. Before a property can be demolished without the owner’s consent, it must be declared a public nuisance. Through this process the owner will receive notice that his or her property is in violation of an applicable code and that if this violation is not remedied within a certain time frame that the property will be condemned and possibly demolished. Colerain Trustees approved five properties to be demolished through the program in 2012 and had the public hearings required. At the Nov. 13 public hearing, the owners of properties at 2900 and 2880 Jonrose Avenue tried to stop the demoli-


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There are five properties set for demolition from 2012 resolutions: » 2619 Wilson Ave. at an initial bid to demolish of $3,200; » 2476 Roosevelt Ave., with an initial bid to demolish of $8,350; » 7426 Forfeit Run Road, with an initial bid to demolish of $7,650; » 2880 Jonrose Ave., with an initial bid to demolish of $14,000; » 2900 Jonrose Ave., with an initial bid to demolish of $14,000.

tion of those properties. They asked the township to delay the demolition and the township said no. The Bloomfield State Bank in Bloomfield, Ind., lien holder, and Jonrose Gardens Apartments LLC, owners of the property then filed suit in the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas to appeal the decision, Colerain Township Economic Development Director Frank Birkenhauer says the property owner had a year to make good on promises to address the problems at the site and did nothing. Birkenhauer said representatives from township police, fire, and zoning departments, and officials from the Hamilton County Health Department sat

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tion has also been focusing attention on the parks department, the community center and the public works department, as none of those departments has a dedicated revenue source. All of these departments rely on the general fund for support. Making changes to how the township provides services is how the board and administration

down with the representative from the Bloomfield State Bank in November 2011 to discuss the condition of the property. “Promises were made by the bank to make certain this area would be cleaned up ASAP at that time,” Birkenhauer said. “The reality is nothing has been done; they have actually allowed the situation to further deteriorate. These structures are a nuisance and a danger to our community with a school nearby.” He said the bank’s disregard for the neighborhood and its welfare is upsetting. “It is unfortunate they insist on perpetuating this nuisance in our community from the hopes of some type of minimal monetary gain,” he said. A representative from the bank did not return calls for comment. On Jan. 8, trustees will have a public hearing at 6 p.m. during the regular meeting Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 4200 Springdale Road, for properties to be considered for demoltion at 2955 Jonrose Ave., 2942 Banning Road, 2880 Hyannis Drive, 2421 Roosevelt, 2491 Roosevelt and 2485 Grant Ave. The board also passed initial demolition resolutions Jan. 8 for structures at 7300 Harrison Ave., 2715 Niagara, 2848 Brampton, 10762 Pippin Road and 9184 Pippin Road.

want to address the projected revenue shortfall. “Our job is to plan, engage the community and get input. It all comes down to what the people of Colerain want,” Rowan said. “And we are not going to know what that is if residents don’t come to the town hall meetings and tell us.” Board president Dennis Deters emphasized this is a process, and it’s important that the residents of the township are engaged and participate. “This will affect lives in the township,” he said.



Colerain getting organized for new year By Jennie Key

Colerain Township officials got organized for 2013 at Tuesday night’s board meeting, selecting officers, assigning board member responsibilities, passing necessary “housekeeping” resolutions and appointing residents to volunteer boards. The Colerain Township Board of Trustees will operate under newly elected President Dennis Deters. The trustees elected Melinda Rinehart as the board’s vice president. Deters thanked Jeff Ritter, who served as the board’s president in 2012, for his service. Deters and Rinehart will serve as members of the Fire Relief and Pension Board Fund board of directors. Frank Birkenhauer, the township’s economic development director, and Geoff Milz, Colerain zoning administrator, will serve on the Tax Incentive Review Council of the Hamilton County Development Company.

Rinehart will serve as delegate and Birkenhauer as alternate to the board of di- Deters rectors for the OKI Regional Council of Governments. Deters will be the township’s representative to the Hamilton County Solid Waste District. The township approved its contract with law director Lawrence Barbiere for 2013 at the same rate as the 2012 contract, which is $150 per hour not to exceed $90,000 annually. The board also amended the employment contract of Colerain Township Administrator James Rowan, giving him a salary increase from $125,000 annually to $130,000 annually and he will now accrue paid vacation in accordance with township policy. He gains 10 vacation days and loses five personal days because of the change. The trustees made

three appointments to the township Zoning Commission. Scott Taylor and Colleen Smith were Rinehart named to the board, and Aloysius Grote was named to replace Mike Reisenberg, whose term expired at the end of 2012 and who did not seek reappointment. Grote will serve the twoyear alternate seat vacated by Reisenberg.

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The Colerain Township Board of Trustees meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Colerain Township Community Center, 4200 Springdale Road. It will be a town hall meeting, with trustees and department heads discussing a projected $1.5 million loss in revenue beginning in 2014 and how the township plans to achieve long-term financial sustainability. Officials are urging residents to come hear the plan and give feedback as the plan is developed.

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The Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society will present the twotime Grammy nominated Bluegrass group Blue Highway at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, in the St. Xavier Performance Center, 6500 North Bend Road, Finneytown. The concert is part of a series presented by the Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society is a registered non-profit supporting local Catholic elementary schools. At the 17-year mark, Blue Highway is one of the most esteemed and influential groups in contemporary bluegrass. The band’s nine albums and live performances have earned stellar reviews, Grammy nominations, and numerous awards since it first took the stage on Dec. 31, 1994, with the same musicians that comprise Blue Highway today. Individually, Jason

township’s monthly meetings in response to a concern brought by resident Jim Acton. Those addressing the board no longer must announce their street address when they are speaking at the podium, as long as the address is on the sign in sheet. Acton said some residents were concerned that because the meetings are broadcast live on Waycross Community Media, people who announced their address were announcing they were not home.





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The Hamilton County Park District presents a two-session wood carving class for beginners at Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve Thursday, Jan. 24 and Thursday, Jan. 31. The programs will meet from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each evening in the Ellenwood Nature Barn at the preserve, 3455 Poole Road. Participants will carve a small decorative shelf goose in a natural finish. The $12 program fee includes a wood blank and pattern. You must provide your own knife or you may purchaseone from the instructor at the time

of the program. Register online by Thursday, Jan. 17, at

Library programs celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is planning some programs to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 21. Celebrate the life of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. at the Children’s Learning Center in the Main Library, Ninth and Vine streets, downtown. Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati actor Deondra


Kamau Means will perform “Martin’s Dream,” a one-man show that explores the real person behind the historic figure. Afterward, children can make a “stained glass” window craft using inspirational words. Call the Children’s Learning Center at 513-369-6922 for details. At the North Central branch, 11109 Hamilton Ave., younsters can celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. with a story and balloon launch from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Call 513-369-6068 for information And at the Groesbeck Branch, 2994 W. Galbraith Road, youngsters can celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by watching a movie and enjoying snacks from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Call 513-369-4454 for information.


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Church sponsors financial workshop

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Primary mortgage insurance, or PMI, protects lenders in the event that borrowers default on their primary mortgage by ceasing to make payments, resulting in homes ending up in foreclosure. But all borrowers do not have to pay PMI. Typically, home buyers must make a 20 percent down payment on a home when they buy it. However, some borrowers are unable to put down 20 percent. In such instances, the lender will require they pay PMI. This is because the lender views a borrower who cannot make an initial 20 percent down payment as a riskier investment, and lenders charge PMI in an effort to protect themselves should the borrower prove worthy of their skepticism. PMI will be factored into the monthly mortgage payment, but borrowers should know they do not have to continue paying PMI once they have paid enough toward the principal amount of the loan. For most, this means once they have paid 20 percent of the principal, then they can ask that the monthly PMI payment be removed. Many borrowers are unaware of this or even forget to ask, but it’s within their rights as borrowers and can save a substantial amount of money over the course of the mortgage loan. Mark Schupp has been a Real Estate Agent for the past 31 years and is a Certified Residential Specialist. He has won many awards including the Top Unit Producer for 1999 and 2000 (last year awarded) in the Cincinnati Board of Realtors and Top 1% Residential Real Estate Agent in the Nation. For professional advice on all aspects of buying or selling real estate, contact Mark Schupp at Star One Realtors. Please call me at 385-0900 (office) or 385-0035 (home) or visit my website:

Pleasant Run Presbyterian Church presents a Financial Preparedness Day on Saturday, Jan. 23, in the church’s Fellowship Hall, 11565 Pippin Road. The Rev. Roberta Bella, pastor of Pleasant Run Presbyterian, says the program will offer information on debt reduction, budgets, and retirement with personal attention and hands-on practicality. There will be no sales or promotion of any financial products or services. There are two presentations, one at 10 a.m., the other at 1 p.m. Choose the time convenient for you. The event is sponsored by the church’s outreach committee For information, call

Kim Cornett at 513-8688596.

Teen programs at library

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County sponsors teen programs for those 12 to 18 years old at the North Central branch, 11109 Hamilton Ave. from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays in January. On Jan. 17, participants will make no-sew fleece scarves and on Jan. 24, the program will celebrate

the Presidential inauguration with trivia. On Jan. 31, the programs wind up with an opportunity to make simple bird houses and feeders. The program will meet in the North Central Branch Meeting Room. For information or to register, call Elizabeth Hartlaub at 513-369-6068.

Empowering the Family classes

Saving African American Families presents a series of classes from 6 to

9 p.m. on Thursday evenings in January at SAAF Marriage and Familes Center, 260 Northland Blvd. The series begins Jan. 10. The classes will focus on learning new communication, conflict management, parenting skills and financial literacy. Attend all four classes and receive a $15 gift card. Classes are free, but registration is required. Classes and materials and childcare are also provided at no charge and there is a free meal provided. Funding for the project is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration of Children and Families. To register, call 513720-0487 or email

Seitz to chair Senate committee

State Sen. Bill Seitz (R – Green Township) is now chairman of the Senate Public Utilities Committee for the 130th General Assembly and will lead the examination and development of policies and initiatives pertaining to Ohio’s electric, phone and natural gas utilities. In addition, Seitz will serve as vice chairman of the Criminal Justice Committee, which deals with issues pertaining to Ohio’s criminal justice system. Seitz’s other committees include is transportation, state government oversight & reform, civil justice, commerce & labor committee and the finance subcommittee on general government.


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Twenty-four students in McAuley High School’s Creative Cooking and Contemporary Living classes recently visited historic Findlay Market. The objectives of the field trip were to learn about and see the advantages of buying local, learn about Over-the-Rhine’s neighborhood history and experience unusual or exotic foods not found at most grocery stores. The students were greeted

by Cheryl Eagleson, marketing director for the Corporation for Findlay Market. Eagleson talked to the students about the definition of a public market, the architecture of the surrounding buildings and the history of Findlay Market. The rest of the learning activities included a scavenger hunt, shopping and window shopping at the various vendors, and purchasing food for lunch at the market.

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Ursuline students join Spanish Honor Society Twenty Ursuline students in the Spanish class of Blanca Risdon of Fairfield, were inducted into the Spanish Honor Society Nov. 13. The new members are Ana Aguilar of Loveland, Brenna Barber of Mason, Monica Bockhorst of Loveland, Camille Borders of Mason, Sarah Connaughton of Sharonville, Erin George of Mason, Katie Georgopoulos of Springfield Township, Hannah Hoffer of Maineville, Paige Kebe of Loveland, Fatima Khalid of Mason, Shannon Kronenberger of Kenwood, Kayla McCarthy of Maineville, Susan Morand of Loveland, Sarah Reilly of Hyde Park, Caroline Smith of Montgomery, Kelly Spiller of Liberty Township, Diana Suarez of Mason, Elizabeth Tyger of Mason, Lauren Vesprani of Finneytown and Elizabeth Zappia of Miami Township. Cate Brinker (president) of Anderson Township and Ellen Hinkley (co-president) of Indian Hill, who were inducted last year, presided the induction ceremony. According to Risdon, membership into the Spanish Honor Society is by invitation of the Ursuline Spanish teachers, who have the sole responsibility for the Society and its bylaws. Membership is based on

Members of Mount Notre Dame High School's Model United Nations team hosted the school's seventh annual event Oct. 17. THANKS TO NATASHA SHULL

Mount Notre Dame hosts Model UN Ursuline students inducted into the school's Spanish Honor Society, from left: front, Hannah Hoffer, Elizabeth Zappia, Erin George, Elizabeth Tyger and Fatima Khalid; middle row, Brenna Barber, Sarah Connaughton, Kayla McCarthy, Monica Bockhorst and Ana Aguilar; back row, Ellen Hinkley (co-president), Diana Suarez, Katie Georgopoulos, Shannon Kronenberger, Sarah Reilly, Paige Kebe, Kelly Spiller, Lauren Vesprani, Camille Borders and Cate Brinker. Not pictured, Susan Morand and Caroline Smith. THANKS TO MARIANNE LANG

the honor average in Spanish of A- for three consecutive semesters of study and that the students be of good character as defined by the handbook of Ursuline Academy. The Honor Society students must demonstrate enthusiasm and continued interest in the Spanish language and the Spanish-speaking people of the world. In addition, the students must pay yearly dues to help

support the Society’s “adopted” child in a Spanish-speaking country. Risdon said, “We sponsor a child in Guatemala through Children International, and the students write her letters for her birthday, for Christmas and Easter,” adding that there will be other community service opportunities during the school year for the students to participate in.

Mount Notre Dame Model United Nation held its seventh annual conference at Mount Notre Dame Oct. 17. The topic to be resolved at the conference was one of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals: “Development of Sport for Peace and Development.” MNDMUN was led this year by MND seniors Maggie Lohmann, Lizzy Schnicke and Lindsay Darkins. This conference is used to train MND leaders and new delegates who will participate in UDMUN (Dayton), MUNUC (Chicago) and RIMUN (Rome) this year. One hundred seventy nine students from seven schools participated in this event, including a top private school from Indianapolis participated for the first time. Their teachers were impressed with MND students’ professionalism and preparation. Returning teachers thought

that this conference was the best to date. All the teachers were excited with their own students’ performances and attributed much of it to the direction and efforts of my student leaders. All said they planned to return next year. Schools and the countries they represented during this event: » Bethany – South Africa, Indonesia, Guatemala; » John Paul II – Russia, Puerto Rico, England, Israel; » Mother Teresa – South Korea, Japan, India, Netherlands, China, USA, Mexico, Brazil; » Park Tudor (Indianapolis – Cuba, Syria, Spain, Peru; » St. Gabriel Consolidated – Germany, Greece, El Salvador, Honduras; » Seven Hills – Democratic Republic of Congo, France, Saudi Arabia; » Sycamore – Poland, Nigeria, Kenya, Canada, Iran.



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youthful enthusiasm. On a team with no seniors, the La Salle High School bowling team has a shot to win the Greater Catholic League South title for the first time since the 2009 version of the Lancers shared the championship with St. Xavier. Lancers coach Hollis Haggard has relied on the efforts of juniors Will Mullen and Matt Nicholas, as well as sophomore Eric Blessing, as the

squad navigated its way through its first 15 matches with a 12-3 mark. Nichols’ average of 209 is the third best in the entire GCL through Jan. 10. Like basketball players who can’t shoot enough hoops, Blessing and Nichols can’t leave the alley. Haggard describe the pair as “alley rats” for the work they put into their games. And those long hours in the lanes are stating to pay off. Blessing made school history when he tossed a 505 series during the team’s win

over Elder Jan. 8. It was the seventh highest total in school history. Blessing spent his freshman season bowling in mopup duty situations on a seniorladen team. But he kept at it by rolling 30 to 40 games per week, according to Haggard. “He probably bowls more than anybody on our team....It’s starting to pay off for him…and he’ll be a special bowler for a long time.” Blessing is averaging 203.4 pins per game, which is sixth in the GCL.

Mullen is also among the league’s top 10 average leaders. His mark of 202.2 is the ninth-best mark in the conference. In the high school game, five bowlers contribute to a team’s final score. But Haggard knows if the La Salle “Big Three” are at their best, the Lancers are tough team to beat. “When Eric, Will and Matt bowl like they should, we should be in every match, or we’ll be winning every match, because our three are just that good,” he said.

Knights search for 4th-quarter fixes By Nick Dudukovich

COLERAIN TWP. — Northwest High School basketball coach Brooks Posta knows his team is off to a good start, but he’s also well aware there’s room to improve. Through 10 games, the Knights built a 7-3 record, which included a 4-0 start to the season. Despite being four games over the .500 mark and near the top of the Southwest Ohio Conference standings, Posta knows his team has yet to play its best basketball. “We haven’t quite peaked yet,” he said. “I’m still waiting for that to happen and I’m hoping for that to happen soon.” Posta would like to see his team get better at finishing games. It’s a problem that’s plagued Northwest in each of its three defeats. On Dec. 29, the Knights led Colerain 47-38 going into the fourth quarter. Colerain outscored the Knights 24-10 in the final period to take away the win. Against Harrison Jan. 5, the Knights trailed by one entering the final period, yet played their opponent to a 13-13 tie in the fourth, which resulted in a 1-point loss. The squad figures to hang around the top of the SWOC thanks to the stellar play of senior guard Ramar Hairston,

whose 15.0 points per game is fourth in the league. While Hairston possesses the ability to score, he also requires a lot of attention from the opposition. “The thing you don’t see in the stats, is how much attention other teams have to pay to him,” Posta said. “He also makes the tough plays…he’s stepping up and making big plays when we need him.” At point guard, Devyn Walker has assumed a coach on the court role. If he’s not scoring, he’s setting up his teammates. In the team’s Dec. 21 win against Talawanda, Walker didn’t score, but helped his team to a nine-point victory by dishing out eight assists. In the paint, senior center Kevin Worsham and Darius Hubbard have established themselves around the basket. The duo has combined to score 11.7 points, while grabbing 14.9 rebounds per game this season. While Hubbard is averaging 6.1 points, Posta believes there’s time for the 6-foot-5 power forward to get things going offensively. Worsham will be counted on to play relentless defense. As the Knights head into the second half of the season, the Knights want to be in the hunt for the league title, but more importantly, Posta and company want to focus on playing the best basketball possible.

By Nick Dudukovich

College commit

» La Salle cornerback Jaleel Hytchye verbally committed to the University of Kentucky, according to the La Salle sports information department.

Stately recognition

» Roger Bacon entered the week of Jan. 7 with an 11-1 mark. The squad was ranked No. 5 in the Division III statewide Associated Press poll.

Boys basketball

» Jeffrey Larkin scored 27 points as La Salle beat Oak Hills, 71-44, Jan. 5. Larkin sank three 3-pointers en route to the victory. On Jan. 8, La Salle beat Purcell Marian 73-38. Larkin scored 21 points. » Roger Bacon had an 81-40 win over North College Hill Jan. 5. » St. Xavier defeated Badin 61-31, Jan. 8 behind 19 points from senior Alex Blink. » Meg Egbers scored 11 points as McAuley beat Anderson, 51-46, Jan. 8. On Jan. 10, the Mohawks had a 35-25 win over St. Ursula. Emily Vogelpohl scored 10 points. » Mt. Healthy lost to Edgewood 47-44 Jan. 5. Ericka Fitzpatrick scored 17 points. The Owls held Northwest to 11points at the half in their 51-36 victory Jan. 9. Fitzpatrick scored 15 points.


» Colerain’s Patrick Allen (126), Detuan Smith (160) and TeGray Scales took runner-up spots at the Fairfield Invitational Jan. 5. » St. Xavier beat Harrison 31-27, Jan. 9. Joe Heyob earned a major decision at 170 pounds.

Boys bowling

Devyn Walker of Northwest drains a trey against Mt. Healthy Jan. 11. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Colerain’s Jenna Coldiron posts league’s top average By Nick Dudukovich ndudukovich @ communitypress .com

Colerain High School junior Jenna Coldiron has been among the Greater Miami Conference’s top bowlers throughout her varsity career. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

As a freshman, she was sixth, while posting an average of 186.4. As a sophomore, she took the No. 2 spot with 189.1 pins per game. Both of those seasons ended with Coldiron earning a spot on the league all-conference teams. “She’s started off strong as a freshman and continues to im-


Girls basketball

Cards feature one of GMC’s best bowlers

COLERAIN TWP. — The Colerain Lady Cardinals have bowled their way near the top of the Greater Miami Conference standings and junior Jenna Coldiron is leading the way. Through Jan. 11, the Cardinals were tied for second with a 9-1 overall mark, while Coldiron’s 197.8 average was the best in the GMC. Friend and rival, Emily Harrison of Mason, is right behind the Colerain junior, but Coldiron uses the rivalry as an incentive to finish first. “She’s trying to keep me motivated to get that top spot,” Coldiron said. Coldiron is no stranger to being among the league average leaders.


La Salle rolls with ‘Big 3’ By Nick Dudukovich


prove every year, by more than a little bit,” said Colerain coach Debbie Potzner. Her 11-pin rise in average from her freshman year can be attributed to her work ethic. Over the summer, Coldiron said she would bowl three to four times per week. She also competed in summer league to stay sharp.

Coldiron’s high game this year is 279, which came against Deer Park. The highest game she said she ever threw was 289. She would like would like to end the year as the league’s top bowler with an average in the 200 range. But until then, she’ll continue to be a key cog in the Cardinals’ success. “I’m excited about the success we had,” she said. “We’re on a good run right now and hopefully we can keep it up. Colerain and Potzner are also getting strong contributions from Jill Geiser, Morgan Hoehn and Allison Holterman. Geiser is 10th in the league and averaging 176.0 pins per game. Hoehn is 15th (167.9), while Holterman is16th (166.3). Kairee Bedinghaus (165.4) and Julianne Whitis (164.5) round out the Cardinal bowlers in the top 20. The depth has Potzner believing this team could make a run during the postseason.

» Roger Bacon beat Purcell , 2,367-1,978, Jan. 8. Cameron Hock rolled a 382 high series. On Jan. 10, the Spartans beat McNick, 2,431-2,206. Stewart Barnes had a 473 high series. » La Salle beat Elder, 2,7402,249. Eric Blessing rolled a 505. » Northwest beat Mount Healthy 2,622-2,381 Jan. 7. Damien Marques had the high series (447). The squad followed up with a 2,950-2,504, Jan. 9. Marques rolled a 469 high series, while Colerain’s Nick Poppe turned in a 461 series. » St. Xavier beat Moeller 2,692-2,467, Jan. 8. Joey Francis rolled a 400 series . The Bombers beat La Salle 2,802-2,732, Jan. 10. Francis led with a 427 series.

Girls bowling

» Northwest beat Mount Healthy 2,272-1,722 Jan 7. Alex Hanna had a 392 high series. On Jan. 9, the Knights beat Colerain, 2,379-2,421. Kim Koehlke led the Knights with a 417 series, while Colerain’s Jenna Coldiron rolled a 420 high series. » McAuley beat MND, 2,4311,937, Jan. 8. Amber Bahrani rolled a 442 high series. On Jan. 9, McAuley beat Loveland, 2,281-2,036. Lexi Baker rolled a 378 high series. On Jan. 10, the Mohawks beat Seton, 2,3082,245. Bahrani capped of her week with another high series (380).

Boys swimming

» Roger Bacon beat McNick 49-27 Jan. 9. Winners included Rash Abdelwahed (200 free), Kevin Anneken (200 IM, 100 back), Kyle Suffoletta (50 free), Joey Anello (100 fly, 100 breast) and Tony DiMario (100 free).



La Salle’s McNamara rises above illness By Gene Jessee Press correspondent

After a four-year struggle, Jake McNamara became the best runner on La Salle’s cross country team, qualifying for the regionals. The road was long and full of challenges. Jake is a 17-year-old senior from St Vivian’s parish. He started his running career in the seventh grade. Because St. Vivian did not have a cross country team, Jake ran for Sacred Heart and became their top runner. Cross country coach Frank Russo commented on his first impression of Jake, “He made an impression on me back in eighth grade. He came up; we were running in the summer. He was this tiny, little, blondhaired, eighth-grader who jumped out on our guys (was the leader in workouts) and led from beginning to end, against a very talented group. So, I knew he had some talent. He went right out and pushed the pace. He was very competitive and made a first and lasting impression on me. He embodied what our program is all about; which is hard work, consistency at practice, intensity at practice,

and competitive spirit on race day.” He started getting sick in the seventh grade He has a rare illness called neuro-behcets. In the seventh grade, his first symptoms were uncontrollable leg shaking, blurred vision, double vision, failure to be able to open his eyelids and short-term memory loss. At first, doctors thought he had a brain tumor or multiple sclerosis. He also has neutropenia, which is a low white blood cell count, causing him to get sick a lot easier. When he came to La Salle his legs got better. Usually his symptoms lasted a couple of months and then they would go away. He would be healthy, for a period, and then another symptom would develop. Jake’s sophomore year, he couldn’t open his eyelids for a few weeks. He had students take his arms and guide him from classroom to classroom. He eventually had to take off a few weeks. During this time, McNamara was also diagnosed with beriberi, which is caused by a vitamin B1 deficiency. Because of his physical problems, Jake couldn’t run the first half of his sophomore, cross

country season, after making the varsity his freshman year. In the state finals, as a ninthgrader, he had the fifth best time on the varsity. He ended up sophomore year the eighth best on the varsity. He was able to run on the track team sophomore year, making it to regionals in the two-mile race, and was a member of the state championship team. Junior year, outside of problems with his vision, he stayed healthy, figuring out what he needed. For cross country, he was third in the GCL and was able to make it to the regional meet. His long-term diagnosis is he will always have neuro-behcets, neutropenia and beriberi. He can control them with medication. There is no known cause or cure for neuro-behcets “He’s had a tremendous career given the physical challenges he has had to deal with. He has never complained. If he has a bad day (physically) he is always back the next day. He has never used (his physical condition) as a crutch or an excuse. It shows you the kind of character and focus he has had through his four years,” said Russo.

Mount Healthy sophomore Chauncey Dunigan goes baseline to get around his defender during the Owls’ home game against Northwest Jan. 11. Dunigan finished with six points and three rebounds in the Owls’ loss. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Owls get Knighted After leading the majority of the contest, Mount Healthy wasn’t able to hold off Northwest as the Knights were victorious on the road 58-56, Jan. 11. Darius Hubbard’s layup with one second remaining gave Northwest the victory.

SIDELINES La Salle welcomes Davis

Cincinnati Reds Hall-of-Famer Eric Davis, 1990 World Series champion, two-time All Star and three-time Gold Glove winner, headlines the 29th annual La Salle High School Sports Stag Wednesday, Jan. 23. The master of ceremonies will be Dan Hoard, radio voice of the Cincinnati

Bengals and University of Cincinnati Bearcats football and basketball teams. Professional athletes and college coaches from a variety of sports attend the stag. The stag takes place at La Salle High School, 3091 North Bend Road. Only 250 participants may purchase VIP tickets to attend a celebrity reception with hors d’oeuvres and drinks before dinner. The

VIP reception begins at 5:30 p.m. Other participants may purchase general admission tickets. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. Information is available by calling La Salle at 741-2687. La Salle will honor its newest Hall of Fame inductees at the stag. This will be the third year for La Salle’s Cornerstone Awards, presented to individuals who have supported La Salle athletics.

Mount Healthy senior Larod Johnson goes past his defender and up for two against Northwest Jan. 11 at Mount Healthy. Johnson scored nine points and grabbed seven rebounds. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

























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Come and be heard at town meeting

If you are interested in the future of Colerain Township, you should attend the upcoming town hall meeting. Due to cuts in the local government fund and the elimination of the estate tax by the state of Ohio, the Colerain Township general fund is projected to receive $1.4 million less than what was received in 2012. Cuts were made in 2012, and more cuts are expected for 2013. The township is hosting a town hall meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22. I’ve read newspaper articles about recent township spending, which includes the police department implementation of a new impound lot and funding a new storage shed for park equipment, and the pur-

chase of additional land for a walking trail. On Dec. 11, the board passed the temporary appropriations, which is Guest the amount to columnist COMMUNITY PRESS be spent in 2013 in which GUEST COLUMNIST they cut $880,000 from the fire department. These funds were allocated for the replacement of two 20-plus-year-old fire trucks needing costly repairs. This expense was presented in the five-year plan for the fire department for 2013. I’ve learned the board is

hiring a consultant to “audit” the fire and police departments, to evaluate what is needed for each department, because Rich McVay, and others (unknown) are concerned about the spending in public safety. The audit for the fire department will cost $60,000$80,000. The cost for the police department has not been released. However, the police department will deplete its funds by 2014, without additional funding. The board has taken no action to avoid this. I have come to realize that this board would rather have an outside source make the decisions they were elected, by the residents of this township, to make. The

board of trustees should have enough confidence in their department heads to accept the proposed needs of the department. The Colerain Township Fire Department and the Colerain Township Police Department currently operate within the voter approved levies, enabling them to maintain a high level of service. In fact, the police department will be operating for a sixth year in 2013 from a levy projected to only support operations for five years. I am a strong supporter of our police department which has made tremendous progress since the passage of the first levy in 1986. Chief Dan Meloy has done an excellent job pro-

Green Twp. end-of-year financial review For the year ending Dec. 31, 2012 Green Township had total revenue of $39,721,055 and disbursements of $38,983,460. At year’s end the township had unencumbered funds of $19,505,737, of which $13,449,509 were in the township’s general fund. Green Township’s General Fund had revenue of $6,433,599 and had disbursements of $5,453,057. The surplus in the general fund for 2012 is an encouraging development for the township. The main reason for the surplus in the general fund was the increase in revenue received from the Ohio Estate Tax. 2012 represented one of the better years for the township’s revenue received from the Ohio Estate Tax. Ohio Estate Tax receipts 2012 – $3,178,476 2011 – $1,752,760 2010 – $2,652,465 2009 – $4,922,506 2008 – $2,362,761 Over the last 10 years, the township has averaged approximately $2,650,000 a year in receipts from the Ohio Estate Tax. The estate tax re-

ceipts have historically represented approximately 45 percent of the township’s General Fund income. The Ohio Estate Tax was eliminated on Jan. 1, 2013. The township will still receive inTom Straus COMMUNITY PRESS come for deaths before Jan. 1, 2013, since the GUEST COLUMNIST tax is not due until nine months after death. However, after 2013, little – if any – income will be received by the township from the Ohio Estate Tax. In 2012, the township received $669,315 from the Ohio Local Government Fund. The State of Ohio has reduced funding for the local government fund. In previous years the Township received approximately $1.1 million dollars from the local government fund. Also, elimination of the Public Utility Tax reimbursement and Tangible Personal Property Tax will have a negative effect on the township’s receipts in future years. The TIF had total receipts of

$21,148,565 and disbursements of $21,656,288, leaving an unencumbered balance in the TIF of $4,697,409. Approximately $8,300,000 of the TIF receipts go to the township. The balance goes to local school districts and auditor’s fees. TIF funds may not be used for salary and benefits under Ohio law. TIF funds are generally used for equipment and Capital Improvement Projects. The township has been fortunate to create several Joint Economic Development Districts (JEDD’s) in the last few years. Once Mercy West Hospital is fully operational the three JEDD’s could produce revenue of $1 million dollars for several years. This income from the JEDD’s will help offset some, but not all, of the cutbacks from the state of Ohio. The trustees and administration have taken action to reduce operating cost at the township in preparation for the reduction of income the township anticipates. Thomas J. Straus is the Green Township fiscal officer.

CH@TROOM Jan. 9 question Who were the “winners” and who were the “losers” in the budget deal passed by Congress and signed by the president to avoid the fiscal cliff?

“The Social Security tax (FICA) goes back up so that has the greatest impact on those making under $114,000 or less, which is the FICA tax ceiling limit. “The other taxes affect the many retirees and the current upper echelon of incomes due to taxes on capital gains, dividends, estates and higher taxes for those making over $400,000. “Those escaping these tax increases are the new Obama majority i.e. those who do not work, pay taxes but are on the government dole. The other winners of course are the 535 members of Congress. “They do not pay social security tax, are not subject to Obama Care, have lifetime benefits and can hide their capital gains etc. For about half the country we have taxation without representation. Go Figure!” T.D.T

. “The winners were them and the losers are us.” D.D.

“The winners in the so called budget “deal” are those that feed off the system, the losers are the folks paying the tab; taxpayers. I was amazed to see how many people were absolutely shocked to see their first paycheck of 2013 was less than the last paycheck of 2012. Well to all of those amazed folks; many of whom



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voted for the great protector of the middle class, here’s a news flash for you “You ain’t seen nothing yet”. “This arrogant spend-crazy lunatic will cut very little in federal spending and sooner or later there will be no more evil rich people to steal money from so middle-class folks, get ready for some real pain. “Either behind closed doors with one swipe of the executive order pen or right before our eye’s we are going to see tax after tax after tax. Even an idiot knows we can not sustain the spending level we have now; that same idiot is also aware of the fact that maintaining the voter base is paramount in the eyes of this administration. “Saving our Republic isn’t even on the radar.” T.S

. “There are no winners, certainly not the American people. Congress hasn’t passed a budget in almost three years, and our national debt is very close to $17 trillion, and none of the people with the A publication of

power to do anything is really addressing where cuts should be made in our spending (and it doesn’t all have to be on the backs of the Social Security recipients.) “If we get through four more years of Obama’s monarchy without our country becoming another Greece, it will be a miracle.” Bill B.

“That’s an easy one. The politicians are the winners and the American people are the losers.” J.S.K. F.N.

“If the reports are accurate, Hollywood, big banks, Wall Street, NASCAR and Puerto Rican rum cashed in bigtime. On the other hand my grandchildren have unwittingly amassed a debt that may destroy their generation – if America makes it that far into the future.” R.V.

“The winners are, of course, all the folks we blindly re-elected. Pay raises and perks go unchecked by voters and media simply won’t expose them while they deride the business sector in their daily papers. “The losers are, of course, then, the taxpayers (witness how no entity has any skin in this made up ‘fiscal cliff’ game). While ALL entities have contracts, citizens now have absolutely no one to protect them.”

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viding the best service for our money. I am concerned as to why the board is making cuts in fire protection, when they have sustained their own funding, never relying on general funds. Attending township meetings on a regular basis, no discussion to maintain or eliminate services in the fire, police or road departments has been introduced for “conversation.” Please plan to attend this town hall meeting on Jan. 22 to support the police and fire departments and obtain concrete answers regarding township finances. Kathy Mohr is a 36-year Colerain Township resident and a former township clerk/fiscal officer.

Shared services is not a panacea Shared services refers to communities and government offices teaming up to take advantage of economies of scale to deliver required services. The state administration continues to offer it as something new and wonderful, as a possible way for counties, cities, village and townships to try and deal with the state’s excessive and extreme cuts in local government funding. The reality is many have been sharing services for years. Most Dusty Rhodes local governments and public offices COMMUNITY always work toPRESS GUEST COLUMNIST gether as often as they can. They do not need to be encouraged to do so. It is not an original or real solution to the loss of long standing, significant state support. Our office was among the first to participate when then Clerk of Courts Jim Cissell proposed a combined county mail facility in 1992. When the city of Cincinnati closed down its Weights and Measures Department in 1996, our staff took over that responsibility in the city – and did it with no additional staff. For many years key county network servers along with the county commissioners’ agenda system was supported through a joint operation with the city of Cincinnati. During the past year the city expressed the desire to conclude this service. So much for depending on another government entity. County administration turned to us for help. I immediately asked our talented and professional information technology staff to assist. They have been working on the project for several months and the transition of support will be completed soon. The county will have better control of these systems and services and some modest savings are anticipated. Shared services is a noble concept but it is not innovative nor is it a panacea. It certainly cannot replace the funds state government has taken away from local and county governments. Local governments help each other all the time. Let us not call the commonplace special. Dusty Rhodes is the Hamilton County auditor.

Northwest Press Editor Jennie Key, 853-6272 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.






The student staff cut the ribbon at Northwest for the grand opening. From left: Jimmy Strunk, Antenajia Carter, Alexandra Roelofs, marketing manager Tammy West. Jessica Fiorini, branch manager Kenny Merchant, Mercedes Heffron, Kayla Sammons and Jibria Walker. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Giving credit

Northwest district high schools now have credit unions By Jennie Key

Students at Colerain and Northwest high schools got a new kind of credit last week. The Northwest Local School District’s two high school credit unions opened Jan. 10 in partnership with the Cincinnati Police Federal Credit Union. The Northwest High School Knights Credit Union and Colerain High School Cardinals Credit Union are operated by high school students as part of each school’s financial literacy curriculum. “Most people who abuse checking accounts, debit cards and credit do so because they

lack education,” said credit union president Tina Wocher. “Just as math, science, English, and social studies are an important part of the curriculum, money management skills are important too.” The credit unions are branches of the Cincinnati Police Federal Credit Union and will able to process transactions just like the main branch. They are open during lunch in special kiosks in the cafeteria areas of the building Tuesday through Friday. The credit unions provide students with real-life financial lessons in opening and managing their own savings and checking accounts. The students working in the school

The student staff at the Cardinal Credit Union, from left: Brooke Schutte, Kayce Hoerth, Kiamari McGee, credit union president Tina Wocher, Jessica Fehring, branch manager Barbara Harper, Rupa Dhaurali, Savannah Smith, Paige Earley, Zachary Smith and Ben Lloyd

branch credit unions have been trained and some of them will have summer internships at the main branch. Peter Clark, financial services instructor for Butler Technology and Career Development Schools at Northwest, said criteria used to select students to work at the branch included grades, attendance and an interview. The Knights Credit Union manager Kenny Merchant has been accepted to Ohio State University where he hopes to study accounting. “This is a great opportunity for our students,” Clark said. Membership in the credit union is now open to students, parents, faculty and alumni of the high schools.

Educational assistant Ruby Rias was the Knights Credit Union's first customer. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

ATMs are new additions to the lobby areas at both high schools. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


Cutting the ribbon at Colerain for the grand opening are, from left Rupa Dhaurali , principal Maureen Heintz, Brooke Schutte and Paige Earley. THANKS TO PAULETTA CROWLEY Knights Credit Union branch manager Kenny Merchant gets information from Hayden Parker, who won a prize during the grand opening. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Jessica Fiorini, Kenny Merchant and Aleandra Roelofs get ready for customers. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, JAN. 17 Art & Craft Classes Teen Drawing Contest Workshop, 4:30 p.m., Forest Park Branch Library, 655 Waycross Road, Teens start working on submissions for contest running Jan. 1-31. Theme: Fan Art. Teens learn fine arts concepts and graphic design principles. Each attendee receives sketch pad, drawing pencils and an eraser. Ages 12-18. Free. Registration required. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4478. Forest Park.

Dance Classes Waltz Classes, 7 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, Beginner-level dance class open to all capable ages. Wear smooth-soled shoes. With instructors Betty and Estil Owens. Free. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 671-7219; Springfield Township. Square Dance Lessons, 7:309:30 p.m., Forest Park Activity Center, 651 W. Sharon Road, Low-impact activity to improve your mind, body and spirit. Ages 9 and up. $5. Presented by Happy Time Squares. 232-1303. Forest Park.

FRIDAY, JAN. 18 Farmers Market Lettuce Eat Well Winter Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd., Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 661-1792; Cheviot.

SATURDAY, JAN. 19 Exercise Classes Zumba Kids Dance Fitness Class, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Great Commission Bible Church, 10200 Hamilton Ave., Family Life Center. Healthy program featuring explosion of music, dance and energy. Ages 4-12. $4. 851-4946; Mount Healthy.


Cardio Dance Party, 7:45-8:45 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, Incorporates variety of dance styles, including jazz, hip hop, Latin, jive and more danced to popular music. $10. Registration required. Presented by Cardio Dance Party. 617-9498; Springfield Township.

TUESDAY, JAN. 22 Dance Classes New Beginner Western Square Dancing Class, 7:309:30 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, No experience necessary. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 860-4746; Springfield Township.

Health / Wellness Five Secrets to Permanent Weight Loss, 9-10 a.m., Tag’s Cafe and Coffee Bar, 5761 Springdale Road, Main Dining Room. Lunch and learn. Explanation of metabolism, how sugar and carbohydrates are used and true value of being healthy and fit. Ages 21 and up. Free. Registration required. Presented by Foundation for Wellness Professionals. 9410378. Colerain Township.

Senior Citizens Life Story Workshop, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Discover new techniques to remember and tell stories of your life journey thus far. Bring pens and sense of adventure. Appropriate for adults of any writing level and both new and returning students. $57.50, $50 residents. Registration required. Presented by Extraordinary Lives. 522-1154. Springfield Township.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23 Art & Craft Classes Teen Drawing Contest Workshop, 3 p.m., College Hill Branch Library, 1400 W. North Bend Road, Teens start working on submissions for contest running Jan. 1-31. Theme: Fan Art. Teens learn fine arts concepts and graphic design principles. Each attendee receives

breakfast, speakers on variety of topics, crafts, games, group discussion and more. Free child care provided. Membership: $23.95 per year. Presented by Mothers of Preschoolers - LifeSpring. 271-5775; North College Hill.

sketch pad, drawing pencils and an eraser. Ages 12-18. Free. Registration required. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6036; College Hill.

Clubs & Organizations


Northwest Side Tea Party, 7-8:30 p.m., Clippard Industries, 7390 Colerain Ave. Speaker is Don Casey on Agenda 21 and sustainable development. Colerain Township.

Boating Skills & Seamanship Course, 7-9 p.m., Diamond Oaks Career Development Campus, 6375 Harrison Ave., Continues through May 8. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 13-week class for boat operators. $40. Registration required. Presented by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. 742-4699; Dent.

Education Final Cut Pro Workshop, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Waycross Community Media, 2086 Waycross Road, Advanced non-linear editing course teaches techniques of editing on the Final Cut Pro digital editing system. Prerequisite: raw footage ready to edit into a program for cablecast. $25, $50. Registration required. 825-2429; Forest Park.

THURSDAY, JAN. 24 Dance Classes Waltz Classes, 7 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, Free. 6717219; Springfield Township. Square Dance Lessons, 7:309:30 p.m., Forest Park Activity Center, $5. 232-1303. Forest Park.

FRIDAY, JAN. 25 Farmers Market Lettuce Eat Well Winter Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, Free. 661-1792; Cheviot.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger Finneytown, 8421 Winton Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 6863310; Finneytown.

SATURDAY, JAN. 26 Exercise Classes Zumba Kids Dance Fitness Class, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Great Commission Bible Church, $4. 851-4946; Mount Healthy.

Music - Benefits St. Bernard Band Bash, 7 p.m.-midnight, St. Bernard School and Parish Center, 7115 Springdale Road, Parish Center. Adult-only fund-raising event. Music by Ryan Broshear. Includes buffet dinner. Silent auction, raffles/baskets, beer and wine cash bar. Ages 21 and up. $15. Presented by St. Bernard Athletics and Parents Club. 353-3958; Colerain Township.

Music - Concerts Blue Highway, 7:30-10 p.m., St. Xavier High School, 600 W. North Bend Road, Performance Center. One of the leaders in bluegrass music. $30. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society. 484-0157; Finneytown.

SUNDAY, JAN. 27 Auditions American Girl Fashion Show Model Auditions, 1-3 p.m., Joseph Toyota of Cincinnati, 9101 Colerain Ave., More than 350 local girls ages 4-13 needed to present historical and contemporary fashions to celebrate being an American Girl as part of American Girl Fashion Show April 26-28 at Music Hall. Free. Registration required. Presented by Aubrey Rose Hollenkamp Children’s Trust Foundation. 265-5801; americangirlshow. Colerain Township.

Civic State of the Township Community Address, 2:30 p.m., The Grove Banquet Hall, 9158 Winton Road, Informational community meeting hosted by Springfield Township Trustees. Reflects township’s progress over past year and addresses future as it relates to finance and planning. Free. Presented by Springfield Township. 5221410; Finneytown.

THURSDAY, FEB. 7 Dance Classes Celebrate Penguin Days at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., through Feb. 28. The event features half-price admission and special animal encounters on the weekend, including a Penguin Parade at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Admission during Penguin Days is $7.50, and $5 for ages 62 and up and ages 2-12. For more information, call 281-4700 or visit FILE PHOTO Clubs & Organizations Open House, 2-4 p.m., Mount Healthy Community Room, Joseph Street and Hill Avenue, Learn about tree care, celebrate the city’s green canopy and learn what the commission is planning. Refreshments and a door prize. Presented by Mount Healthy Urban Tree Commission. Mount Healthy.

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Dining Events All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast, 8 a.m.-noon, Fraternal Order of Eagles - Mount Healthy Aerie 2193, 1620 Kinney Ave., Madeto-order omelets, eggs any style, goetta and more. $8. 931-2989. Mount Healthy.

Nature Ravine to Freedom, 1-3 p.m., LaBoiteaux Woods, 5400 Lanius Lane, Walk wooded ravine used by escaping slaves and hear stories about abolitionists that followed Hamilton Avenue route through Northside, College Hill, North College Hill and Mount Healthy. Dress for weather. Ages 18 and up. $5. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Parks Explore Nature. 542-2909; College Hill.

Schools Open House, 1-3 p.m., St. James School, 6111 Cheviot Road, Families invited to tour school, meet teachers and get information about school. Free. 7415333; White Oak.

MONDAY, JAN. 28 Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party, 7:45-8:45 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, $10. Registration required. 617-9498; Springfield Township.

TUESDAY, JAN. 29 Benefits Garage Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Bridgetown Middle School, 3900 Race Road, Gym. Over 50 booths. Benefits Eighth-grade trip to Washington, D.C. 5743511. Green Township.


Mercy Health Partners Mobile Mammography Unit will be at the Finneytown Kroger store, 8421 Winton Road, from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 25. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. For info call 686-3310; or go to PROVIDED Waltz Classes, 7 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, Free. 6717219; Springfield Township. Square Dance Lessons, 7:309:30 p.m., Forest Park Activity Center, $5. 232-1303. Forest Park.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger Northgate, 9690 Colerain Ave., Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300; Colerain Township.

FRIDAY, FEB. 1 Farmers Market Lettuce Eat Well Winter Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, Free. 661-1792; Cheviot.

SATURDAY, FEB. 2 Exercise Classes Zumba Kids Dance Fitness Class, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Great Commission Bible Church, $4. 851-4946; Mount Healthy.


New Beginner Western Square Dancing Class, 7:309:30 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, Free, vehicle permit required. 860-4746; Springfield Township.

Monte Carlo Night, 8 p.m.midnight, St. John Neumann Church, 12191 Mill Road, Daniel Hall. Blackjack, poker, pull tabs, Big 6, split-the-pot and more. Includes beverages, food, snacks and ticket for $100 cash drawing. Benefits Northwest High School and Pleasant Run Middle School. $10. Presented by Northwest Boosters Association. 742-6372. Springfield Township.

Senior Citizens


Life Story Workshop, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, $57.50, $50 residents. Registration required. 522-1154. Springfield Township.

Dining Events

Dance Classes

THURSDAY, JAN. 31 Dance Classes

Health / Wellness Pathways Connect, 7-8 p.m., Apex Chiropractic and Wellness Center, 8624 Winton Road, Suite B, Meet like-minded parents and community member. Topics include wellness and nutrition, child development, birth and pregnancy, and more. First Thursday of each month. Free. Registration required. 931-4300; Finneytown.


Lectures Beauty in the Grove: The History, Art, Architecture and Landscape of Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, 2-5 p.m., German Heritage Museum, 4790 West Fork Road, Presented by Phil Nuxhall, historian and docent trainer, Spring Grove Heritage Foundation. Free. Presented by German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati. 574-1741; Green Township.

Waltz Classes, 7 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, Free. 6717219; Springfield Township. Square Dance Lessons, 7:309:30 p.m., Forest Park Activity Center, $5. 232-1303. Forest Park.

Sons of the American Legion Breakfast, 8:30-11:30 a.m., American Legion Post 513, 7947 Hamilton Ave., Made-to-order eggs, omelettes, bacon, goetta, ham, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, fried potatoes, fruit and muffins. $8, free for children 6 and younger. 729-0061. Mount


Music - Classical Challenging Performances Series, 2 p.m., Northern Hills Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, 460 Fleming Road, Reception follows concert. $10, free for children and music students with ID. Presented by Challenging Performances. 931-6651; Springfield Township.

MONDAY, FEB. 4 Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party, 7:45-8:45 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, $10. Registration required. 617-9498; Springfield Township.

TUESDAY, FEB. 5 Dance Classes New Beginner Western Square Dancing Class, 7:309:30 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, Free, vehicle permit required. 860-4746; Springfield Township.

Senior Citizens Life Story Workshop, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, $57.50, $50 residents. Registration required. 522-1154. Springfield Township.

Support Groups Grief 101: New to Loss, 6:30-8 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Learn what to expect and gain some insight and perspective on how to manage the emotional roller coaster a death creates. Find support and caring from those who have been on a similar journey. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6 Clubs & Organizations Mothers of Preschoolers Monthly Meeting, 9-11:30 a.m., LifeSpring Christian Church, 1373 W. Galbraith Road, Mothers with children newborn to kindergarten. Relationshipbuilding with other moms,

Cupcakes and Cocktails 3: An Event for Women Only, 7-10:30 p.m., Clovernook Country Club, 2035 W. Galbraith Road, Shopping with select boutiques and vendors, spring fashion show, Lipstick & Lashes Lounge, photo booth, hors d’oeuvres, specialty cocktails and more. Benefits Eve Center. $40. Reservations required. Presented by Eve Center. 9859959; College Hill.

Farmers Market Lettuce Eat Well Winter Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, Free. 661-1792; Cheviot.

On Stage - Theater The Traveling Jekyll and Hyde Show, 7 p.m., The Grove Banquet Hall, 9158 Winton Road, Presented by Playhouse in the Park. Comedy deconstructs themes of Stevenson’s classic horror novel using verbal wit, slapstick and clowning. Free. Presented by Playhouse in the Park. 522-1410; Finneytown.

SATURDAY, FEB. 9 Education Portable Production Video Workshop, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Waycross Community Media, 2086 Waycross Road, Everything you need to know to produce your own program. Highlights include DV camcorder etiquette and usage, optimal audio in small spaces, portable threepoint lighting and shot composition. $50, $25 residents. Registration required. 825-2429; Forest Park.

Exercise Classes Zumba Kids Dance Fitness Class, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Great Commission Bible Church, $4. 851-4946; Mount Healthy.

Music - Classical Linton Peanut Butter and Jam Session, 10-10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-noon, Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 7000 Hamilton Ave., Theme: American Heartstrings. Melodious sounds of the harp, violin, flute, voice and piano with American folk music and more. Featuring members of the Muddy River Consort. Interactive and educational children’s chamber music series for preschoolers and their families. Includes free Graeter’s cookies. Ages 2-6. Part of Artswave Sampler Weekends. Free. Presented by ArtsWave. 381-6868;



Children can help make dumplings How many of you have made homemade drop dumplings from scratch? Actually, they’re easy enough for kids to make, with your guidance. Dumplings are so good cooked on top of soup or stew, or simply dropped into hot Rita broth. And Heikenfeld I guaranRITA’S KITCHEN tee you’ll get “oohs” and “aahs” from those lucky enough to enjoy them. Also, I had mentioned that I had recipes for hot dilled vegetables and said if you wanted any, let me know. The requests for hot dilly beans were too numerous for me to mail, etc., so I’m sharing that one today. I also have a nice recipe for Korean kimchi, which is fast becoming trendy, on my blog.


First, have your soup, stew or broth boiling on the stove.

1 cup flour 11⁄2 teaspoons baking powder 1 ⁄4 teaspoon salt 1 ⁄2 cup milk 3 tablespoons butter or equivalent Bit of minced or dried parsley (optional) Pepper to taste

Whisk flour, baking powder and salt. Add parsley. Make a well in center. Heat milk with

beans 21⁄2 cups clear or cider vinegar 21⁄2 cups water 1 ⁄4 cup Kosher salt 4 teaspoons minced garlic 4 generous teaspoons dill seeds 12 whole peppercorns 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper flakes, divided

Homemade dumplings will double or even triple in size when dropped in hot soup or stew. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

butter until butter melts. Pour into well and mix. Dough will look shaggy and very sticky. Don’t over mix. Turn heat down on soup to simmer. Use an ice cream scoop sprayed with cooking spray to drop dumplings carefully on top of liquid, leaving some space in between for expansion. Put lid on. No peeking! Simmer 6-8 minutes or until largest dumpling is done: cut in half to test. Dumplings expand to double or even triple.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Baking powder: Not sure if it still has leavening power? Put a bit in warm water, it should fizz up quickly if it’s still good.

Rita’s canned hot dilly beans can be processed to be self stable, or simply refrigerated. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

Hot dilly beans Inspired by a Ball canning recipe. If you don’t want spicy beans, leave the cayenne out. You can substitute okra, as well but note the different processing times. Now as far as the hot pepper taste is con-

cerned, after jars are filled, taste a bit of the brine and if you want more hot pepper, go for it. But remember, as the pickles sit, the hot pepper flavor will get more intense. 4 pint canning jars with lids 2 pounds trimmed green

Sterilize jars in a pot of boiling water for 15 minutes or run through dishwasher. Keep rings and lids in hot water. Keep jars hot. Brine: Bring vinegar, water and salt to boil. Pack beans tightly in jars, leaving 1⁄4 inch headspace. To each jar, add 1 teaspoon each of garlic and dill seeds, three peppercorns and 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne. Pour boiling brine over. Wipe rims with clean wet cloth. Put lids and rings on and process in boiling water bath for 8 minutes. If making okra, process 12 minutes. Let sit about a month (I know it’s hard) before tasting. These are pantry stable.

Refrigerator dilly beans

No processing in boiling water bath. After you put lids on, let cool on counter and then refrigerate. Again, wait about a month before tasting.

Two-way poppy seed dressing

Citrus fruits are in season! Try this for topping a salad made from oranges, grapefruits, a handful of chopped pars-

ley and a thinly sliced shallot. Whisk: Zest and juice of one lemon 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup 1 ⁄2 to 3⁄4 teaspoon poppy seeds 1 ⁄4 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt Salt to taste

Tips from readers’ kitchens

Friendship muffins: JoAnn S. said she makes muffins with the pudding recipe of Friendship bread. She loves to tweak recipes. “Foil cupcake liners work best. I have added 1/2-3/4 cup of Craisins, blueberries, raisins and/or nuts to batter before filling and topped each with a teaspoon of a mixture of cinnamon sugar and finely chopped nuts before baking. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or till a toothpick comes out clean.”

Readers want to know

“What is a tomato knife?” It’s a small, serrated knife with a pointed end to pare out cores. A serrated bread knife cuts tomatoes, some fruits and even eggplant, nicely. It just won’t have the pointed tip for coring.

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

Library has used book sale director. “Your purchase helps continue the good work the Friends do throughout the year to provide free programming for adults and children, as well as add to the Library’s collection.” Friends’ members can take advantage of a 50 percent off sale on a onetime purchase on either Jan. 19 or 20. Memberships can be purchased at the door starting at $25. Hours are: 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Firday and Saturday, Jan. 18 and 19; noon-5 .m. Sunday, Jan. 20. The Friends are accepting donations of gently used books, CDs, DVDs, videotapes, audiobooks and LPs. Call 513369-6035. For more information contact the warehouse at 513-369-6035, email, or visit http://friends.

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Tea Party group meets on Jan. 23

Applications are available for Ohio’s Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). The program helps low-income Ohioans pay heating bills. Income example: Up to $22,340 a year for a single person ($30,260 a year for couples).

Seniors can get applications and help completing forms by calling Council on Aging at (513) 721-1025.


The Northwest Side Tea Party group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Clippard Industries Laboratory, 7390 Colerain Ave. The program is Agenda 21/Sustainable Development by Don Casey, who studied it for 20 years and was instrumental in Alabama’s passage of a senate bill retaining citizens rights.

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Looking for some good reading material after the holidays? Need to restock your home library? Want to get more bang for your buck? Then check out the used books and other items at the Friends of the Public Library’s Winter Warehouse Sale, set for Jan. 17-20 at 8456 Vine St. The Winter Warehouse Sale features a huge selection of merchandise in the audiovisual (CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, and VHS tapes) section, as well as fiction and nonfiction books for children and adults. There is also a limited supply of vinyl records, all priced at one dollar. Most items are priced from $1-$4. Cash, checks, Visa and MasterCard are accepted. “It’s a great opportunity to browse the entire selection of over 80,000 books and other items under one roof,” said Anne Keller, Friends’ executive

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The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts continues the Saturday Morning Children’s Series with the Mad Cap Puppets presentation of “The Cinderella Files.” The play is at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the theater, 4990 Glenway Ave. Ever wonder what would happen if Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother went on vacation? In Madcap’s twisted take on the classic fairy tale, it’s up to her husband Ralph, the Fairy Godfather, to get Cinderella to the ball. With help from the audience, giant puppets, and the “big wand,” Ralph might have a chance. In this hilarious production, Madcap also explores Cinderella as it is told by the Scandinavians in “Diamonds and Toads,” and the Indone-

INDEPENDENT BAPTIST FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH 8580 Cheviot Rd., Colerain Twp 741-7017 Gary Jackson, Senior Pastor Sunday School (all ages) 9:30am Sunday Morning Service 10:30am 6:30pm Sunday Evening Service Wedn. Service/Awana 7:00pm RUI Addiction Recovery (Fri.) 7:00pm Active Youth, College, Senior Groups Exciting Music Dept, Deaf Ministry, Nursery

Mad Cap Puppets present “The Cinderella Files” as part of the The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts’ Saturday Morning Children’s Series on Saturday, Jan. 26. PROVIDED

sian version, “The Crocodile’s Baby.” The performance is for children 5-12. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased by calling the box office at 513-2416550; or at www.cincin-



5921 Springdale Rd


Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS Rev. Richard Davenport, Pastor Classic Service and Hymnbook




Christ, the Prince of Peace


Sunday School - 10:00 am Sunday Morning - 11:00 am Sunday Evening - 6:00 pm Wednesday - 7:00 pm Evening Prayer and Bible Study VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL June 25 through June 29 Ages 3 to 15 Theme: Amazing Adventures

United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513) 385-7883 Rev. Mark Reuter Sunday School 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available “Small enough to know you, Big enough to care”

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 "Deeper Living: Deep Walk" 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

Wyoming Baptist Church

(A Church For All Seasons) Burns and Waverly Avenues Cincinnati OH 45215 821.8430

Steve Cummins, Senior Pastor Sunday School..............................9:00 am Coffee & Fellowship...................10:00 am Praise & Worship........................10:30 am Visitors Welcome!

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

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

EPISCOPAL Christ Church Glendale Episcopal Church 965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 The Reverend Roger L Foote 8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-12

LUTHERAN Faith Lutheran LCMC

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

Sunday School 10:15

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

Worship & Sunday School 10:30 a.m, Bible Study 9:15 a.m. Sundays

BAPTIST 4451 Fields Ertel Road Cincinnati, OH 45241 (513) 769-4849

nati landmark; or at the box office. The next performance will be Bright Star Touring Company ‘s “African Folktales” on March 16.

Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

3682 West Fork Rd , west of North Bend Traditional Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Worhip 9:45am

Nursery Available * Sunday School 513-481-8699 * www. Spiritual Checkpoint ... Bearing the Love of Christ...for you!

Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

Corner of Compton and Perry Streets 513-931-5827 Sunday School 8:45 - 9:45am Traditional Worship 10:00 - 11:00am Contemporary Gathering: Bible & Conversation 11:30 - 12:30 Nursery Available Handicap Access "Come as a guest. Leave as a friend".

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


Visitors Welcome

PRESBYTERIAN At CHURCH BY THE WOODS 3755 Cornell Rd., Sharonville , Ohio 45241 You have a choice of Ministry: 1. Traditional Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM. Language: English Multi-cultural, multi-generational, and multi-ethnic. 2. Contemporary Sunday Worship with Freedom Church at 10:30 AM. Language: English It’s not about Religion; it’s about relationships! 3. Taiwanese Traditional Sunday Worship st 2:00 PM. Language: Taiwanese, UC Campus Fellowship on Saturdays, 4. Seventh Day Adventist Saturday Worship at 10:00 AM. Language: Spanish Loving - Caring - and Sharing God’s Word Notes: Nursery School is provided at each Worship time English as a Second Language (ESL) is taught on Saturday 10-12 AM. Various Bible Studies are available.

Northminster Presbyterian Church 703 Compton Rd., Finneytown 931-0243 Growing Faith, Sharing Hope, Showing Love Sunday Worship Schedule Traditional Services: 8:00 & 10:15am Contemporary Services: 9:00 & 11:30am Student Cafe: 10:15am Childcare Available Jeff Hosmer, Rich Jones & Nancy Ross- Zimmerman - Pastors

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

Salem White Oak Presbyterian

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

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

Nursery Provided

Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA)

St. Paul United Church of Christ

“Growing Closer to God, Growing Closer to Neighbor”

Phone: 385-9077 Rev. Michelle Torigian Sunday Worship: 10:30am Sunday School: 9:15am Nursery Available/Handicap Access

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


www. 513-522-3026

5312 Old Blue Rock Rd., off Springdale

Beware when buying a used car warranty When shopping for a used car, the salesman may encourage you to buy a warranty. But that warranty may turn out to be little more than a waste of money unless you’re careful. Matthew Terlau, of Lawrenceburg, Ind., bought a vehicle from a used car dealer nearly two years ago. He says the salesman convinced him to buy the warranty at a cost of about $1,500. “They recommended it. They went through that warranty. They talked it up like it was a big company and they did real good work. I was under the impression it was a big company,” Terlau said. The company, Majestic Warranty of Franklin, Ind., had a contract that claimed to cover a lot of items. But when Terlau called to get repair work approved, he says he was given the runaround. “I’ve tried calling them. At first they would answer the phone and they would refer you to different mechanics and then, the past year, it was really hard to con-

tact them,” Terlau said. Terlau said he wanted to take the vehicle to a dealerHoward ship for Ain repairs, HEY HOWARD! but the warranty company wouldn’t let him. Instead, he was told to go to small, independent auto mechanics. The first mechanic, he said, was unable to find the problem. The second mechanic was helpful but, Terlau said, “He did all the estimates and turned them into them. But then I could never get ahold of the mechanic again.” If you think Majestic Warranty would then allow him to go to another repair shop, think again. Terlau discovered Majestic had gone out of business and filed bankruptcy late last year – taking his $1,500 with it. “I thought it was a good deal. I was getting a warranty that says it covers what it’s supposed to and now, two years later, I’ve never

got nothing,” Terlau said. Unfortunately, hearing that an extended auto warranty company has gone out of business is not unusual. So, if you’re considering buying such a warranty there are certain steps you need to take to protect yourself. First, find out where you can take your vehicle for repairs. Ideally, you should be able to take it anywhere. Second, make sure the contract is backed by a licensed, regulated insurance company. That way you can still file a claim even if the warranty company goes out of business. Third, check out the company with the Better Business Bureau. The BBB has no record of Majestic Warranty. Finally, after you pay for the warranty, get written confirmation of the policy, just to be sure your money was really sent to the company and not kept by the dealer. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

Prom dress exchange benefits FORCE A prom dress exchange will take place 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, in O’Connor Hall at St. Dominic Church, 4551 Delhi Road. This fundraiser will benefit FORCE, Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered, the only national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. FORCE’s mission includes education, awareness, advocacy, research, and support. For more information, go to Hana Goubeaux, a

sophomore at the College of Mount St. Joseph and coordinator of the exchange says she hopes the event is a success “I have participated in a similar event in my hometown. Dedicated women in the community all come together with one goal in mind: to fight cancer. The dresses ranged from $10-$250; however, many of these dresses were brand-name and the price was a bargain.” For those hoping to earn money for a gently worn dresses, drop-off will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at O’Connor Hall on Feb. 2. There is a $7 cash dona-

tion to FORCE for every dress brought in to sell. Everything is nonrefundable. However, you get to price your own dresses to sell. Dressing rooms will be provided during the sale. From 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., sellers can return to pick up money that they earned, or the actual dress if it did not sell. Any cash not picked up will be donated to FORCE, and dresses not claimed will be donated to charity. For more information please contact Hana Goubeaux at or Mary Orloff at


Missing teeth? Mini Dental Implants; a lower cost option Do you have a missing tooth or teeth? After your dentist told you to replace the tooth/teeth with either an uncomfortable partial, a bridge that would grind down your healthy teeth or an expensive traditional implant were you left feeling frustrated? A newer excellent alternative is the Mini Dental Implant, or MDI. The procedure, which is offered by Dr. Christopher Omeltschenko, can be used to replace a single missing tooth or an entire row of teeth. “The advantages of a single MDI over traditional options are numerous,” says Dr. Omeltschenko. “At 1.8 millimeters in diameter they can be placed without surgically opening the gums, so recovery is quick and most patients don’t even need pain medicine.” He adds, “MDIs are not connected to adjacent teeth so common problems, such as difficulty cleaning between teeth and food entrapments are eliminated. And at about the same price as a partial and about half the price of a bridge or traditional implant, they are extremely affordable as well.” MDIs are functional on the same day they are put in, enabling patients who have a MDI placed in the morning to enjoy eating lunch without difficulty in the afternoon. Christopher Omeltschenko, D.D.S. Call (513) 245-2200 today for your free, 6560 Colerain Avenue no-obligation consultation (a $150 value). Cincinnati, Ohio 45239 Dr. Omeltschenko will work with you and your existing dentist to give you what you’ve always wanted, a beautiful, confident smile.

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Madcap presents Cinderella




Mary Hood of Colerain Township holds several pictures of herself on her road to fitness, losing over 100 pounds. PROVIDED

YMCA helps woman lose weight and get fit front of others,” she said. “But, I soon found out that Y staff and other members wanted to help me. There’s always someone there to keep you going and cheer you on.” Watch a short video of Hood at “When making New Year resolutions, I encourage people to set short-term goals that are realistic,” said Campbell County YMCA Fitness Coordinator Nick Heiss. “Those short term goals add up and can provide big results over time,” added Blue Ash YMCA Senior Program Director Susan Leytze, who has worked with Mary. “There have been times when Mary has told me she had to drag herself out of bed on a Saturday

morning to come work out. But, when she gets here, the energy in the fitness center is incredible. She has made a lot of friends.” Heiss recommends picking out days and times when you and a friend or family member can work out together. “I think with all of us leading such busy lives with jobs, family, and other commitments, we need to schedule time for ourselves,” he said. “Add time on your phone’s calendar to workout. Set the alarm to remind you that it’s time to get moving.” For more information about the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, plans and programs offered in your neighborhood, call (513) 362-YMCA or visit the website

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William G. Minges, 81, Green Township, died Jan. 3. Survived bu wife Antoinette “Toni” Minges; children Doug (Patti), Dave (Tina), Kristie Minges, Connie (Rob) Metzner, Lisa (Charles) Milazzo, Wendy (Brett) Wyatt; grandchildren Sam, Brandon, Jason, Jacob, Ricky, Ryan (Michelle), Minges Keith, Kenny Minges, Bobby, Allie, Nicky, Brian, Stephen Metzner, Joey, Frankie, Lucy Milazzo, Shawn, Abby Wyatt; great-granddaughters Bella, Mia; brothers Richard (Marye Alice),Todd (Cheryl) Minges; sister-in-law Hanzi (late Fritz) Sabin; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother James (Mary Clare) Minges, sister- and brother-inlaw Mary, Joseph Nocito. Services were Jan. 8 at St. Martin of Tours. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Cincinnati, 3949 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223.

Candi Hart, born 1984, assault, domestic violence, 4510 Colerain Ave., Jan. 1. Demario Ewing, born 1989, burglary, 5897 Lathrop Place, Jan. 2. Mikal Sherman, born 1957, possession of drug paraphernalia, 5591 Belmont Ave., Jan. 3. Derrick Humphrey, born 1978, drug abuse, illegal possession of a prescription drug, 5585 Goldenrod Drive, Jan. 3. Rhonda Reid, born 1967, forgery, 5700 Hamilton Ave., Jan. 4. Rodney K. Watkins, born 1967, theft under $300, 2568 W. North Bend Road, Jan. 4. Gerin A. Policastro, born 1988, drug abuse, 5741 Hamilton Ave., Jan. 6. Dontae Jackson, born 1983, aggravated assault, 5376 Bahama Terrace, Jan. 6. Elizabeth Hernandez, born 1991, assaulting a law officer, resisting arrest, 2954 Highforest Lane, Jan. 6.

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William H. Spiegel, 80, Springfield Township, died Jan. 9. Survived by sons Steven (Karen), Scott (Teresa) Spiegel; stepdaughters Renee (Mark) Heidrich, Tanya (Peter) O’Rourke; grandchildren Ben, Molly, Sammy, Julia, Hailey, Reese, Chase, Brent, Kristen, Graham, Quinn; brother Louis Spiegel; companion Judy Gray; nieces and nephews. Preceded in Spiegel death by wives Charlotte, Mercedes. A memorial was held Jan. 13 at the Clovernook Country Club. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: Evans Scholars Foundation, One Briar Road, Golf, IL 60029-0301.

Aggravated robbery 6000 Hamilton Ave., Dec. 29. 2650 Kipling Ave., Jan. 2. Assault 5115 Hawaiian Terrace, Dec. 26. 5460 Bahama Terrace, Dec. 26. Breaking and entering 5522 Little Flower Ave., Dec. 28. 5839 Monfort Hills Ave., Jan. 1. 1147 Homeside Ave., Jan. 2. Burglary 5477 Bahama Terrace, Dec. 30. 4858 Hawaiian Terrace, Dec. 31. 1538 Cedar Ave., Jan. 1. 1190 West Way, Jan. 3. Criminal damaging/endangering 1901 Savannah Way, Dec. 26.

Mark W. Lucas, 53, Green Township, died Dec. 31. Survived by mother Carol Lucas; siblings Michael (Annette), Bill, Mary, Melody, Barb Lucas; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father William Lucas, sister Marsha Owens. Services were Jan. 5 at St. Lawrence. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor's choice.

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Wilma McCreary Carr, 75, Colerain Township, died Jan. 3. She worked in the restaurant/ hospitality industry. Survived by husband Jackie Carr; sons Tony, James Carr; siblings Margaret Upchurch, Jimmy, William McCreary; three grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by parents William, Dora McCreary, brothers Robert, Arthur McCreary. Services were Jan. 7 at Dennis George Funeral Home.

Gertrude “Trudy” Huebner Kramer, 91, died Jan. 3. She was a former co-owner of Rose Lee Bakery, Survived by son John A. (Mary) Kramer; grandson Matthew (Amy) Kramer; great-grandchildren Alex, Sydney; brothTrudy er Fritz (Lilly) Kramer Huebner; three nephews and two nieces. Preceded in death by husband John B. Kramer. Services were Jan. 7 at Frederick Funeral Home.

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Katherine W. Martin, 71, Green Township, died Jan. 6. She was a claims supervisor for Great American Insurance for 28 years. Survived by children James (Rhonda) Jr., Daniel (JoAnn), Tim (Kim), Johnny (Heather) Martin; grandchildren Alisha, Timmy Jr., Michael, Hailey, Emily, Danielle, Emma, Megan, Emilynn; greatgrandchildren Adam, Olivia; siblings Patricia Schoedinger, Edward (Sally), George Whitehead; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by sister Susan Whitehead. Services were Jan. 10 at St. William. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Cancer Society.

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William Cappel Jr. William F. Cappel Jr., 97, died Jan. 8. He was co-owner of Cappel’s. Survived by children Mary Claire (Bernard) Koch, William (Ruth), Paul (Angela), David (Sandra), Raymond (Stephanie), James (Ester) Cappel; grandchildren Andrew, Russell Cappel Koch, Joseph (Abbey), William P., Daniel (Sarah), Thomas, Matthew, Michael (Megan), Jeffrey (Mollie), Brian Cappel; great-grandchildren Amelia, Harper, Clark, Madison Cappel; siblings Mary Jane Wahl, John (Joan) Cappel; sister-in-law Anne Cappel; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Margaret Cappel, siblings Frances, Clara, Urban, Robert Cappel. Services were Jan. 12 at St. Therese Little Flower. Arrange-

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Agnes Wissel, siblings Bud (late Rosemary), Bernice, Louis Wissel. Services were Jan. 11 at St. Vivian. ArLaverne rangements by Frederick Kramer Funeral Home. Memorials to: Little Sisters of the Poor, 476 Riddle Road Cincinnati, OH 45220 or Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund, 3800 Red Bank Road, Suite D, Cincinnati, OH 45227.


Leonard Grover Bolin, 78, Green Township, died Jan. 6. Survived by wife Rosa Bolin; children Dina (Clyde) Boyce, Leslye (James) Rohrkasse, Leonard Jr., Steven Bolin, Sandra Rose; siblings Kenneth Bolin, Sylvia Abney; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Services were Jan. 11 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

ments by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials may be made in the form of prayers and Masses.

Wilma Carr

Laverne Wissel Kramer, 86, Springfield Township, died Jan. 7. Preceded in death by husband William Kramer, parents Oscar,

CINCINNATUS COMMUNITY BANCORP, MHC NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF MEMBERS The Annual Meeting of Members of Cincinnatus Community Bancorp, MHC will be held at the office of The Cincinnatus Savings and Loan Company, located at 3300 Harrison Avenue, Cheviot, Ohio 45211 on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. The only matter to be considered at the Annual Meeting of Members is the election of directors and any other matters properly brought before the Annual Meeting. Any action may be taken on the foregoing proposal at the Annual Meeting of Members on the date specified above, or on any date or dates to which the Annual Meeting of Members may be adjourned. William P. Uffman, Chairman of the Board


Thomas A. Linneman, 85, Green Township, died Jan. 5. Survived by wife Eleanor Linneman; children Thomas (Jayne), Peggy Linneman, Mary (Larry) Wentz; grandchildren Brian, Eric Linneman, Stephanie Klein, Brandi Martin, Mindi Hilgeman, Ellie Wentz; sister Linneman Dorothy (Cliff) Lewis; two great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Services were Jan. 9 at St. Jude Church. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati Inc., c/o Bethesda Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 633597, Cincin-


Carol McQuire Carol Ann McQuire, 48, Green Township, died Dec. 31. She was a scheduler with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Survived by sons Joshua, Jeremy, Jacob, Jonah; mother Patricia Gregory; siblings Sharon, Anna, Deborah, McQuire Michael, Robert; six nieces, three nephews and three great-nieces. Preceded in death by father Gilbert Gregory Jr., brother Anthony Gregory. Services were Jan. 12 at the Delhi Christian Center. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home.


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POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B6 6305 Savannah Ave., Dec. 27. 5365 Bahama Terrace, Dec. 27. 5377 Bahama Terrace, Dec. 29. Domestic violence Reported on Savannah Avenue, Dec. 27. Felonious assault 1430 Cedar Ave., Dec. 31. Robbery 1115 Cedar Ave., Jan. 3. Theft 5830 Hamilton Ave., Dec. 26. 2568 W. North Bend Road, Dec. 27. 5368 Bahama Terrace, Dec. 28. 5856 Renee Court, Dec. 28. 1614 Harbeson Ave., Dec. 30. 2446 Kipling Ave., Dec. 30. 1059 Roxie Lane, Dec. 31. 6281 Cary Ave., Dec. 31. 5214 Shepherd Road, Dec. 31. 1532 W. North Bend Road, Jan. 2. 1555 Elkton Place, Jan. 2. 5468 Bahama Terrace, Jan. 2.

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Charles Williams, 30, 2124 Weron Lane, drug possession at 8800 Colerain Ave., Dec. 17. Christopher Kent, 22, 3873 Old Savannah Road, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Dec. 16. John Milliken, 43, 2644 Tobermory Court, drug possession at 2644 Tobermory Court, Dec. 15. Brooke Smith, 21, 1455 Ottercreek Drive, drug paraphernalia at 3564 Springdale Road, Dec. 15. Joy Ford-Harris, 20, 2512 Grosvenor Drive, drug paraphernalia at 3568 Springdale, Dec. 17. Dominique Collins, 20, 1854 Lakeknoll Drive, burglary at 2841 Breezy Way, Dec. 17. Kyle McConnell, 22, 9657 Sacramento St., criminal damaging at 9657 Sacramento, Dec. 17. Michael Jackson, 30, 4200 Endavor Drive, assault, aggravated menacing, aggravated burglary at 4200 Endeavor Drive, Dec. 18. Clark Martin, 32, 5175 Cleves Warsaw Pike, theft at 3461 Joseph Road, Dec. 18. Juvenile male, 15, criminal damaging at 3308 Lapland Drive, Dec. 17. Juvenile male, 15, criminal damaging at 2717 Hennage Drive, Dec. 14. Phillip Williams, 27, 10342 Pottinger Road, criminal damaging at 10342 Pottinger, Dec. 15. Christopher Jones, 26, 3574 McHenry, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Dec. 14. Michael Burwell, 37, 1258 First Ave., theft at 9959 Colerain Ave., Dec. 12. Sarah Vaughn, 27, 1507 Kinney Ave., theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Dec. 30. Murisa Stallworth, 23, 5465 Kirby, theft at 9040 Colerain Ave., Dec. 17.

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: » Colerain Township: Chief Daniel P. Meloy, 245-6600 » Green Township: Chief Bart West, 574-0007; vandalism hotline 574-5323 » Hamilton County: Sheriff Jim Neil, 825-1500 » Springfield Township: Chief David Heimpold, 729-1300

Incidents/reports Assault Victim struck at 7625 Colerain Ave., Dec. 15. Victim struck at 2317 Walden Glen, Dec. 23. Breaking and entering Business entered and computers of unknown value removed at 3173 Springdale, Dec. 13. Burglary Residence entered and items of unknown value removed at 4915 Blue Meadow Lane, Dec. 13. Residence entered and items of unknown value removed at 9585 Ridgemoor Ave., Dec. 14. Reported at 2527 Altura Drive, Dec. 15. Residence entered and items of unknown value removed at 3492 Orilla Drive, Dec. 17. Residence entered and television, DVDs, dirt bikes of unknown value removed at 4200 Endeavor Drive, Dec. 18. Criminal damaging Windshield damaged at 2408 Roosevelt Ave., Dec. 13. Reported at 8590 Colerain Ave., Dec. 11. Reported at 9657 Sacramento Street, Dec. 17. Rock thrown through window at 6924 Newbridge Drive, Dec. 17. Vehicle spray-painted at 9340 Marker Drive, Dec. 18. Reported at 2717 Hennage Drive, Dec. 14. Window of residence damaged

at 2900 Geraldine Drive, Dec. 17. Business window damaged at 10166 Colerain, Dec. 17. Residence damaged at 9320 Marker Drive, Dec. 18. Lights damaged at 2740 Hennage Drive, Dec. 18. Domestic Reported at Niagara Street, Dec. 15. Felonious assault Victim stabbed at 2731 Mellowbrook Court, Dec. 17. Fraud Victim reported at 9234 Colerain Ave., Dec. 13. Menacing Victim reported at 8622 Livingston, Dec. 15. Misuse of credit card Reported at 7801 Spring Leaf Drive, Dec. 17. Victim reported at 10240 Colerain Ave., Oct. 7. Robbery Victim threatened with gun and $80 removed from victim at 3167 Palmyra Drive, Dec. 12. Victim threatened and coat of unknown value removed at Cella and Dolomar Drive, Dec. 12. Victim struck and phone of unknown value removed at 9615 Ridgemoor, Dec. 16. Victim threatened and items from purse and items of unknown value removed at 7776 Cella Drive, Dec. 18. Theft Jewelry valued at $6,3720 removed at 2245 Fulbourne

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resisting arrest and disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 3507 Crestknoll Drive, Dec. 16. Jamie L. Weber, 35, 2282 Sylved Lane, domestic violence at 2281 Sylved Lane, Dec. 17. Christopher G. Redding-Whit, 25, 21 New Haven Drive No. 21, theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., Dec. 17. Walter D. Hayes, 32, 820 Suire, theft at 6251 Glenway Ave., Dec. 17. Lindsey Ashbrook, 27, 776 Trio Court, theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., Dec. 18. Julie A. Lee, 27, 3643 Werk Road, theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., Dec. 18. Juvenile, 12, assault at 5400 Edalbert Drive, Dec. 18. Henry L. Fountain, 56, 4023 St. Lawrence Ave. No. 7, theft at 5071 Glencrossing Way, Dec. 19. Juvenile, 15, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest at 3200 Ebenezer Road, Dec. 18. Dylan Bryson, 20, 4036 Shannon Ave., disorderly conduct at 3835 Race Road, Dec. 21. Jeremy Penwell, 28, 3916 Springoak Drive, obstructing official business at Boomer Road & North Bend Road, Dec. 22. Shamara Burns, 18, 10880 Birch Ridge, robbery and obstructing official business at 5750 Harrison Ave., Dec. 21. Juvenile, 17, theft at 5750 Harrison Ave., Dec. 21. Gregory R. Thesing, 19, 8763 Harrison Ave., possession of marijuana at 5386 Haft Road, Dec. 22.

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POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B7 Brenda Williams, 50, 2390 North Bend Road, theft at 6150 Colerain Ave., Dec. 22. Juvenile, 16, possession of marijuana at 5300 Cloverleaf Lane, Dec. 22. Hubert H. Barrett, 30, 3159 Mozart Ave. No. 3, theft at 6303 Harrison Ave., Dec. 23. Heather Childs, 42, 3603 Benhill Drive, illegal processing of drug documents at 3603 Benhill Drive, Dec. 22. Lori A. Galacca, 31, 8006 Beech St., theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., Dec. 23. Amy L. Stacey, 46, 1881 Knox St., theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., Dec. 23. William G. Schiering II, 27, 6792 Harrison Ave. No. 38, failure to obey signal of police officer at 6786 Harrison Ave., Dec. 23. Andrew P. Anaruma, 25, 88 Branch Hill Drive, possession of marijuana at 5571 Harrison Ave., Dec. 24. Richard Watkins, 57, 2741 Faber Ave., theft and driving under suspension at Race Road & Glenway Avenue, Dec. 24. Mary McElroy, 49, 8794 Plain Tree, theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., Dec. 24. Quran Hamm, 23, 1018 Burton Ave., theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., Dec. 26. Shannon W. Hall, 33, 36 Savitz, theft at 6300 Glenway Ave., Dec. 27. Catherine Adams, 45, 6784 Harrison Ave. No. 98, drug abuse at 6784 Harrison Ave. No. 98, Dec. 27. Vonda K. Keith, 46, 2038 Bethel Cradle Road, theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., Dec. 28. Scott A. Mcginnis, 28, 8182 Mill St. No. 233, obstructing official business at 6537 Glenway Ave., Dec. 29. Gregory Kanz, 27, 10053 Starspray Drive, robbery at 5500 Bridgetown Road, Dec. 28. Andrew M. Gagnon, 24, 3290 Bellacre, forgery and receiving stolen property at 6582 Glenway Ave., Dec. 29. Jeff Humphries, 49, 2415 Ebenezer Road, possession of controlled substance at 2415

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Incidents/reports Aggravated burglary Two suspects broke into victim’s home, assaulted victim and stole a wallet, three credit cards, money and several pieces of jewelry at 3304 Fiddlers Green Road, Dec. 17. Assault Five suspects assaulted victim, causing injuries to victim’s face and hands at 6507 Harrison Ave., Dec. 15. Breaking and entering Money stolen from Angilo’s at 6953 Harrison Ave., Dec. 15. Various metal and copper items stolen from home’s garage at 3166 West Fork Road, Dec. 20. Thirty gas pressure regulators, 300 assorted brass fittings and eight rolls of copper tubing stolen from Wardway Fuels at 4555 Bridgetown Road, Dec. 23. Welder, boombox stereo, grinder and multiple hand tools and air tools stolen from home’s garage at 5153 Leona, Dec. 24. Money and a therapeutic magnet stolen from vehicle inside home’s garage at 5268 Leona, Dec. 24. Mig welder, chainsaw, miniature refrigerator, three subwoofers, kerosene heater, chop saw, reciprocating saw and two car batteries stolen from home’s garage at 3212 Parkhill, Dec. 24. Twelve video game systems and assorted video game accessories stolen from Buybacks at 2170 Anderson Ferry Road, Dec. 28. Door and door frame damaged during break in attempt at Roell Financial, but nothing found missing at 5753 Harrison Ave., Dec. 29. Money stolen from office at Village Square Apartments at 6218 Cheviot Road No. 2, Dec. 30. Burglary Television and laptop computer stolen from home at 3695





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Connections by OnStar Hands Free Calling capability from OnStar[3] allows you to safely make and receive calls from your Cadillac. With MyCadillac and OnStar MyLink[4] mobile apps, you can access and control your Cadillac from anywhere you have cell phone service. All Cadillac models come with 1 year of OnStar service. Emergency by OnStar In a crash, built-in sensors can automatically alert an OnStar[3] Advisor who is immediately connected into your Cadillac to see if you need help sent to your exact location. Other OnStar emergency services include Injury Severity Predictor and First Assist. All Cadillac models come with 1 year of OnStar service. Security by OnStar If you’ve reported your Cadillac stolen, OnStar[3] can use GPS technology to help authorities quickly locate and recover it. On most Cadillac models, an Advisor can send a Stolen Vehicle Slowdown® or Remote Ignition Block signal to help authorities safely recover it. All Cadillac models come with 1 year of OnStar service. Navigation by OnStar Just push the OnStar[3] button and ask the Advisor to download directions to your Cadillac, and a voice will call out every turn. You can also plan routes from Google Maps™ or® to your Cadillac. All Cadillac models come with 1 year of OnStar service.

STK# M42595 MODEL# 6AB69

(1) model 6AB69 2013 ATS closed end lease 24 months/10k per year lease $329 mo. $3549 due at signing, including $350 refundable security deposit required with highly qualified approved credit. Total of payments $7896. $.25 cents per mile penalty for excess miles. Purchase option at termination. All offers are plus tax license and fees. Not available with some other offers. See dealer for details. Vehicle / equipment may vary from photo. In stock units only, while supplies last. Expires 1/18/2013

Roadside Assistance Among leading automotive luxury brands, Cadillac is the only brand to offer standard 5-year Roadside Assistance that provides lock-out service, a tow, fuel, Dealer Technician Roadside Service and more. Courtesy Transportation During the warranty coverage period, this Cadillac program provides alternate transportation and/or reimbursement of certain transportation expenses if your Cadillac requires warranty repairs.

STK #M42602 MODEL# 6DM69