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Officials bracing for estate tax cuts

By Heidi Fallon

Volume 93 Number 50 © 2011 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Board business

Mount Healthy Board of Education President Carole Ellis is elected president for a second term and the board changes its meeting time for 2011. The board also decided to conduct at least Ellis one meeting at each of the district’s three new school buildings this year. FULL STORY, A4

History online

The Coleraine Historical Society is starting off the new year with a new website. The group is also looking for new members and new energy for upcoming projects. FULL STORY, A2

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The possibility of losing a major chunk of funding brought dozens of township and municipal officials to Springfield Township Jan. 13. Springfield Township Administrator Mike Hinnenkamp arranged for the meeting that came one day after a similar conclave in Columbus. Those officials are comparing fiscal notes on what will happen if the state does away with the estate tax. “Republican leaders at the state level have indicated that eliminating the state’s estate tax is one of their top priorities and would like to see it repealed as soon as possible,” Hinnenkamp said. The estate tax is levied against the value of a deceased person’s gross estate less deductions and exemptions. The state taxes an estate with a net taxable value $338,333 and greater, Hinnenkamp said. In 2009, he said, there were 110,000 deaths in Ohio and only 6 percent, or 7,000, had estates that were taxed. Once collected, Ohio keeps 20 percent and the rest is given back to the community where the deceased lived. For Springfield Township, the estate tax generated $1.6 million in 2010, which is 40 percent of its general fund budget. It has budgeted $750,000 in estate tax revenues for 2011.


Dozens of township and municipal officials met to discuss the possible loss of estate tax revenues at Springfield Township Jan. 13. Among them was David Fogelsong, Colerain Township administrator, with Mike Hinnenkamp, Springfield Township administrator who organized the discussion session Without a replacement funding source, either from the state or local taxpayers, Hinnenkamp said the only option would be cutting services. “As much as I don’t like the estate, or any additional tax, it’s going to have a devastating impact on local governments,” said township Trustee Joe Honerlaw.

Colerain Township Administrator David Fogelsong said his township has been averaging $1.2 million in estate taxes the last six years. “We’ve seen revenues as high as $2 million and as low as $780,000,” Fogelsong said. “It’s the type of revenue no one can predict.” Fogelsong, like others at the

Safety seminar planned Jan. 25 By Jennie Key

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Any idea where this might be? We didn’t think so. Time to go hunting in the neighborhood to see if you can find it. Send your best guess to northwest or call 853-6287, along with your name. Deadline to call is noon Friday. If you’re correct, we’ll publish your name in next week’s newspaper along with the correct answer. See last week’s answer on page B5. JENNIE KEY/STAFF

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The Colerain Township Police Department and its citizens police academy will kick off the new year with a courage-based family defense seminar. Colerain Township Police Lt. Mark Denney, support services commander for the township department, said the seminar will be 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, at the Colerain High School auditorium, 8801 Cheviot Road. The cost is $5 per person, and students attend free. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. The seminar will be presented by Debbie Gardner of the Survive Institute. She and her husband Mike will talk about how to break the freeze of fear if you are attacked, a strike that can stop an assailant, and how to empower your children with life saving tools. “If attacked, you must save yourself,” Gardner says. “Let no


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Historical society launches new website By Jennie Key

The Coleraine Historical Society will start out the new year with a new look, but its mission is still the same: “To help people connect with Colerain Township’s past in order to understand the present and create a better future.” The group has launched a new website,, to tell people about its mission. Ron Burgess, recording secretary for the historical society, said the website’s new format makes it easy for visitors to find information and the group is committed to keeping the information current. He is hopeful that with fresh information, new members may come and bring a fresh energy and perspective to the group. The website will make it possible to find upcoming meetings and speakers. Burgess said as the site continues to develop, it will also offer links to other sites that might be helpful to those who enjoy history and genealogy. The site will eventually allow people to read past issues of the Coleraine Pageant, the newsletter of

the historical society, and will have a section for research, photos, a speaker’s bureau, local history and other topics. The next meeting of the group will be 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at the Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road. Guest speaker is Sue Walpole from the Fernald Preserve who will talk about the history of Fernald. “We have a lot of plans coming into the new year,” Burgess said. “One of our major efforts will be to begin fundraising for our museum.” The group wants to have a repository for all of the documents and artifacts it has to be displayed and members have been looking for a site and funding to establish a museum somewhere within the township. Burgess said anyone interested in joining the group can send an e-mail or fill out a membership application online. “They could also just come to a meeting,” he said. “We are also looking for feedback on the new site. Our hope is that people will visit the site and then let us know what they think.”


Colerain Township road crews had plenty of salt for the snowfall, as the township replenished its supply after a busy December.

Snow crews geared up to clear roads

By Jennie Key

Colerain Township Public Works Director Bruce McClain said his crew was armed and ready when flakes began to fall on Tuesday. With plenty of salt in the dome, he says when the flakes begin to fly, it’s war for the employees. For the Jan. 11 snowfall, McClain said his crews were on the street beginning at 6:30 a.m. “We caught a break,” he

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said. “The temperature went up and traffic was not heavy. It was an ideal situation for us.” That allowed crews to get the streets in reasonably good shape for the evening rush hour. By midafternoon, many side streets were clear and wet. There was plenty of ammunition. McClain says the township has a 5,800ton salt dome and three 6,000-gallon tanks that contain calcium chloride and salt brine. He says Col-

erain Township uses about 3,500 tons of salt in a typical winter season; in December he used about a third, and had it replenished. “The key is to get salt when you can, not wait until you need it,” he said. December was a real battle for the department. More than 612 hours on the road for 12 full-time and five supplemental drivers. They logged 6,104 miles in the township’s 11 trucks, using 1,545 gallons of fuel. The crews laid down 1,341 tons of salt and used 4,240 gallons of liquid calcium and salt brine. McClain did not yet have final figures for the Tuesday snowfall. Colerain Township Trustee Dennis Deters praised the department at the Jan. 11 board meeting. “I want to commend you all for the tremendous effort in

a pretty heavy snow.” Usually, the township has nine snow routes running, but at the beginning of a storm, particularly if it begins overnight, he will send out all of the township’s fleet to get ahead and try to avoid having to close or delay school. The seasonal on-call drivers supplement township drivers throughout night-time hours and on weekends. Colerain Township crews are responsible for 482 streets totaling 109 miles. There are 22 additional streets totaling more than 3.5 miles that are not yet accepted but are maintained by the township. The township is reimbursed by the builder or developer for its expenses keeping those roads clear. For more about your community, visit coleraintownship.

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Police have made two arrests in a Jan. 13 home invasion robbery on Blue Rock Road. Police said that at about 10:05 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, a man answered a knock at his door in the 5500 block of Blue Rock Road and was confronted by three men, all wearing masks. One of the three assaulted the victim causing a minor injury to the side of his face. All three suspects entered the residence and, as the victim was held by one suspect, the others took checks, a cell phone, and money. Police said two of the three suspects had semiautomatic pistols during the robbery. At about 11:29 p.m.,



police said two of the three suspects were stopped in the 6200 block of Cheviot Road by Colerain Township Police officers, who recovered the victim’s cell phone in the vehicle. Steve Barnett, spokesman for the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, said Anthony Russo, 24, of the 6000 block of Cheviot Road, and Kevin Hendley, 33, of the 900 block of McPherson Avenue, Price Hill, were each charged with aggravated robbery.

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Changes ring in new year in Mt. Healthy

By Jennie Key

The Mount Healthy City School District Board of Education has decided to make a change for the new year. The board voted Jan. 10 to change the start time for its monthly meetings from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Board member Steve Harness had proposed the board change the start time for the meetings from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to make it easier for working residents to attend the meetings if they want. Board member Robert Lawrence made a motion that modified the proposed change. “I thought to compromise between the 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. time,” he said. “It’s right in the

middle.” Harness said he would have preferred the later time, but 6 p.m. is a start in the right direction. SuperintenEllis dent David Horine suggested the board could survey teachers and administrators to see what time would be most convenient for them. He added that the meeting time changed eight or nine years ago after staff indicated they would be more likely to attend if the meetings were earlier. The board has also decided to take its show on the road this year. Board member Emmett Kilgore suggested the board meet at

More action In other business, the board: • Elected Carole Ellis president and board member Don Wolf as vice president for the coming year. Board member Robert Lawrence will serve as legislative liaison. • Authorized the district to participate in the State of Ohio Cooperative Purchasing Program; • Approved the 2011 lease agreement between the district and Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services; • Approved the district’s participation in the Southwest Ohio Conference for school years 2012-13 through 2015-16 and; • Hired 11 club providers for 21st Century Community Learning Center to be paid with grant funds. least once this year in each of the new district school buildings. “If you won’t come to us, we will come to you,” he said. The first of the meetings on the road will be at 6 p.m. Monday, March 21, at Mount Healthy North Elementary School, 2170

• The board has tabled a discussion about compensation of board members to November. Harness wants board members to agree that they will be paid their $125 stipend for only one meeting per month, giving up payment for special meetings. Ellis said she thinks the discussion should take place after the November election, so newly elected board members can participate in the discussion. The meeting was also the last regular meeting of the board of education for retiring Superintendent David Horine. Ellis thanked him for his service and presented him with a token of appreciation from the board.

Struble Road. The other on-the road meetings have not yet been decided. The board’s regular meetings are set for the third Monday of each month at the board of education office, unless there is a conflict.

For example, in February, the board will meet on the second Monday because of Presidents Day. The board’s regular meetings are conducted at the Mount Healthy City School District Office, 7615 Harrison Ave.

John Paul II students hatch lesson in density By Heidi Fallon


John Paul II School science teacher Nancy Ernst helps fourth-grader Samantha Engel weigh her cup of water for a classroom experiment.

Sink or float? That was the basic hypotheses facing John Paul II School fourth-graders. The task was determining whether a fresh egg would sink or float in fresh water and salt water. Nancy Ernst, the fourth-grade science teacher, designed the experiment to give her students a fun and problematic lesson in density. Before the eggs were disbursed, a quick poll showed that the majority of the class thought the egg would float in saltwater and sink in fresh water. It took several additions of heaping tablespoons of kosher salt to their collective cups of water, but science prevailed – an egg will float in salt water. Not so much in regular tap water. “She always makes science somehow fun,” said Elisabeth Dunham, while stirring salt into the water. With the egg experiment, students were taking the initial step in a month-long project Ernst is trying for the first time with her fourth-graders. Student groups are tackling

nal justice, education and a variety of other professions. The available scholarships may cover up to one-half of a student’s tuition or a specific dollar amount to be used toward the completion of a certificate, diploma or associate degree. Seitz noted that the career colleges participating in the scholarship program include Brown Mackie, the Art Institute of Ohio, Beckfield College, ITT Technical Institute, and Southwestern College, which all have campuses in Hamilton County. To be eligible for scholarship money, students do not have to demonstrate financial need, but

researching and designing a biome. For those not smarter than a fourth-grader, a biome is one of earth’s communities, like the desert or tundra. “They’ll be looking at all aspects of their biome such as how humans affect wildlife habitats,” Ernst said, while keeping a sharp eye on the egg experiments. “It’s the first time we’ve devel-

oped the project and I think it will be educational and fun for my students.” Jonah Allen, whose group will be doing a desert biome, was a lot more eager to discuss the floating eggs. “I can’t wait to do this when I get home,” he said with a broad grin. “This is awesome.” For more on your community, visit


Career colleges, schools offering scholarships State Sen. Bill Seitz (R–8th District) urged local high school seniors, who are interested in attending one of Ohio’s career colleges, to apply for tuition assistance through the Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools (OACCS) Legislative Scholarship Program. The OACCS, in cooperation with the Ohio General Assembly and 39 participating career colleges and schools across the state, is offering more than 260 scholarships worth more than $1 million for students in the class of 2011 who are pursuing post-secondary training for careers in business, law, technology, medicine, crimi-


John Paul II School classmates Daniel Ross, left, and Jonah Allen test their hypothesis that an egg will float in a cup of salt water. It took several tablespoons of kosher salt in the water before the egg actually started rising to the top of their cup.

they must have achieved a C grade average or better. In addition, applicants must be nominated by a current member of the Ohio General Assembly. All high school seniors from the 8th Ohio Senate District, who are interested in applying for the OACCS Scholarship, can send their nomination form to State Senator Bill Seitz, Statehouse, Room 143, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Sen. Seitz’s contact information can also be found at For more information, go to . The scholarship application deadline is April 1.

Dean’s list

The following students were named to the fall quarter dean’s list at the University of Cincinnati: Donald Adams, Robert Adams, Alexis Aghotte, Ashley Agin, Jeffrey Akins, Tess Alexander, Joseph Allen, Tiera Allen, Alexander Allendorf, Jennifer Amato, Lucas Ankney, Samuel Appiagyei, Brent Archibald, Elizabeth Ashley, Brandon Autrey, Cara Bachman, Jessica Backscheider, Gregory Bahrani, Denis Bailey, Kassi Bailey, Brandon Baker, Kate Baldasare, Nathaniel Ballinger, Evan Banzhaf, Samuel Barnhorst, Kymbre Barrett, Abigail Barrow, Anna Beck, Meredith Beckenhaupt, Hannah Becker, Blair Bedinghaus, Ryan Bedinghaus, Rachael Belz, Erica Benson, Jillian Benson, Aaron Berding, Laura Bergmann, Katherine Berling, Kathleen Bertke, Alexander Betsch, Nicholas Bikas, Lindsey Bird, Emily Birkmeyer, Lauren Bischak, April Bishop, Nathan Blanton, Melissa Blum, Christina Boberg, Melissa Bodner, Mary Boeddeker, Andrew Boeing, Kyla Boertlein, David Bohman, Kevin Bole, Victoria Bolig,

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La Salle High School will open registration for the class of 2015 Jan. 21. Those interested in attending La Salle are advised to register early, as scheduling priority is based on the date of registration. For more information, contact Jake Pucci at jpucci@l or 741-2365.

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Sign up for your spring sports – baseball, softball and soccer – for the White Oak Athletic Club is no going on at In-person sign-ups will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at Haubner Field at the end of White Oak Drive.

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The Northwest Local School District continues its series of parent seminars on Wednesday, Jan. 26, with “Parenting for Success – Tips and methods to Relate/Respond to your Children to Increase Positive Behaviors.� The program will be 6 to 8 p.m. at the Houston Educational Service Center, 3310 Compton Road. Parents will participate in a discussion about building their relationship with their child while also learning about tools to increase positive behavior and of intentional ways to spend time with your children at home. Learn from a therapy model that has evidence to show its effectiveness and how you can use successful discipline tools to affect positive change with your child.

Ohio House Speaker Pro Tempore Louis Blessing, Jr. (R – 29th District) will serve on three committees during the 129th General Assembly. He will serve as chairman of the Rules and Reference Committee, in addition to Blessing serving on the Criminal Justice Committee and the State Government and Elections Committee. Blessing was elected by his colleagues to serve as Speaker pro tempore.

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Ever felt like you had too much month left at the end of the money? Highview Christian Church will present Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace University� DVD course. The course will be on Sundays at 4 p.m. and begins on Sunday, Feb. 6. Class will meet at the church, 2651 Adams Road. A free preview session will be offered at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 23. For information or to register for the course, call 825-9553.

St. Ignatius School, 5222 North Bend Road, is hosting an open house from 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, to kickoff Catholic Schools Week. Take a tour, meet the staff, and peruse the student activity booths in the cafeteria. Enrollment forms for the 2011 - 2012 school year will be available in the school office during the open house.

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Scrapbooking day

The Corpus Christi/St. John Neumann St. Vincent de Paul Conference is hosting a “Scrapbooking Day� from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Corpus Christi Church Undercroft, 2014 Springdale Road. The cost is $30 and includes lunch, dinner, snacks, soft drinks coffee & tea & prizes. All proceeds will be used to assist the needy in our area. For a fun day of uninterrupted time to get crafty and hang out with friends, please

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The week at St. Xavier

• The St. Xavier wrestling team placed second in the St. Xavier Duals, Jan. 8. St. X’s Ryan Gordon pinned Carney; Jake Castellini pinned Thompson; Joe Heyob beat Wright 11-1; Neil Schmidt beat Neville 9-6; Marcus Hughes pinned Barge; and Max Danenhauer pinned Vance. • In boys swimming, St. Xavier finished third with a score of 186 in the Larry Lyons Invitational, Jan. 8. • In ice hockey, Sycamore beat St. Xavier 5-3, Jan. 8. St. X’s Will Ellerhorst scored two goals, and Mitch Blank scored one. • The boys bowling team placed first with a score of 2,886 against Purcell Marian’s 2,218 and Alter’s 2,138, Jan. 10. St. X’s Edward Runkel bowled a 434, and Chris Hecht bowled a 406. On Jan. 12, St. Xavier lost to Lakota West 2,531-2,361. St. Xavier’s James Faisant bowled a 380. On Jan. 13, St. X placed second with a score of 2,559 to Roger Bacon’s 2,688 and Fenwick’s 2,361.

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By Tony Meale

The start could have been better, sure, but Scott Martin will take it. The St. Xavier High School basketball coach, who had to replace all five starters from last year’s regional semifinalist squad, has led the Bombers to a 54 (2-2) start. “I think our guys have really progressed pretty quickly,” Martin said. “We’re slowly gaining experience.” St. X started 1-2 before reeling off four wins against

Glen Este, Fenwick, Meadowdale and Springboro. The streak ended with a 59-55 double-overtime loss at Roger Bacon. St. X has developed an intriguing rivalry with the Spartans in recent years. Bacon has won the last three meetings by a total of 11 points and had lastminute comebacks in each of the last two victories. Still, Martin was encouraged by what he saw against the defending twotime Divisions II-IV city champions and said his team may, in fact, be ahead of schedule.


Joe Mezher of Anderson Township tips the ball away from Moeller’s Alex Barlow in the first half of play on Jan. 14 at St Xavier.

“Maybe a little bit, yeah,” he said. “Our guys have been really dedicated in practice. They’re working hard and putting a lot of time in.” Martin entered the season not quite sure who his go-to player would be, but senior guard Zacc Yauss of Colerain Township has assumed that role. He is among the top five in the GCL-South in points (10.5) and rebounds (4.8) and scored a career-high 30 points in a 68-53 win over Meadowdale Dec. 29. He was 10-of-14 from both the field and the free-throw line. “He gives us a solid foundation with what we’re doing offensively,” Martin said. “He’s got a pretty aggressive mindset, and he’s been very good defensively.” Four other Bombers – seniors Brian Robben of Loveland, Joe Mezher of Mt. Washington area, Will Muething of Kennedy Heights area and Sean Duggan of Sharonville – are all averaging between 5.5 and 6.6 points per game. “With this team, we don’t have an outstanding scorer,” Martin said. “We have to focus on the team concept in order to compete because no one or two guys are going to win games for us.” While the scoring balance has been helpful, Mar-


tin said his team must improve its scoring efficiency. St. X is last in GCLSouth in scoring (52.9), field-goal percentage (37.9), three-point shooting (27.4) and free-throw shooting (55.5). “I think offense is one of our weaknesses because of the lack of experience,” Martin said. “But our guys are slowly developing. We just need to be more consistent.” Martin considers La Salle the favorite to win the league – St. X fell 58-43 at La Salle Dec. 17 – and knows his team will need a valiant effort to down either La Salle or Moeller this year.

The week at McAuley

• The McAuley girls basketball team beat Harrison 67-39, Jan. 10. McAuley’s top-scorer was Becca Jones with 23 points. • In girls bowling, McAuley beat Mount Notre Dame 2,493-2,276, Jan. 10. McAuley’s Jessica Homer bowled a 436. On Jan. 13, McAuley beat Fairfield 2,4602,371. McAuley’s Homer bowled a 431, and Alexis Baker bowled a 405.

The week at Mount Healthy

• The Mount Healthy wrestling team placed fourth in the St. Xavier Duals, Jan. 8. cpohiosports

St. X has a home game with Lancers and a road game with the Crusaders Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, respectively. All games, of course, are preparation for the postseason. St. X has shown in recent years that its regularseason record is more less irrelevant come tournament time; the Bombers have won six consecutive district titles and entered those tournaments with records ranging from 18-2 to 10-10. “We use the regular season to find our weaknesses and build on them,” Martin said. “That way when it’s time for the tournament, we don’t have any glaring weaknesses.”

Lancing through to 1st place

• The Northwest girls basketball team lost 76-7 to Ross, Jan. 10. Alyssa Davis led Northwest with three points. • In boys swimming, Northwest placed fifth with a score of 70 in the Brave Invitational. Northwest’s Alex Klei won the 100 meter flystroke in 59.46 seconds. • In girls swimming, Northwest placed sixth with a score of 73 in the Brave Invitational, Jan. 12. Northwest’s Reed won the 200 meter individual medley in 2 minutes, 19.82 seconds; and Reed won the 100 meter breaststroke in 1 minute, 12.98 seconds.

• The La Salle boys bowling team lost to Mason 2,5932,535, Jan. 10. La Salle’s Travis Nieman scored 425. • In boys basketball, La Salle beat Mason 68-44, Jan. 12. La Salle’s top-scorer was Josh Lemons with 16 points.


Zacc Yauss of Colerain Township slide in for a layup on Jan. 14 during play with Moeller at St X Jan. 14.

The week at Northwest

The week at La Salle


St. X basketball matures in a hurry

The week at Colerain

• The Colerain wrestling team placed 10th with a score of 93 in the Fairfield Invitational, Jan. 8. • In boys swimming, Colerain placed 11th with a score of 12 in the Milford Invitational, Jan. 8. • In girls swimming, Colerain placed ninth with a score of 12 in the Milford Invitational, Jan. 8. • In boys bowling, Colerain lost 2,962-2,815 to Lakota West, Jan. 10. Colerain’s Matthew Crooker bowled a 489. • The Colerain girls bowling team beat Lakota West 2,403-1,719, Jan. 10. Colerain’s Jenna Coldiron bowled a 397.


The La Salle High School wrestling team finished first of eight teams at the Blanchester Duals Dec. 17-18. From left are: Front row, Tim Flick, Eric Southwood and Jonathan Campbell; middle row, Tyler Dalton, Max Byrd, Frank Brabbam, Anthony Milano and Chad Cole; back row, Kyle Herth, Greg Walden, Evan Samad, Jacob McBee, Jake Thiemann and Alex Murray. Not pictured: Matthew McGlasson.


Hammer, Powell lead upstart Cardinals By Tony Meale

Jim Wandsnider hopes the third time is a charm. “Finishing in the top five at GMCs has been my goal every year,” the third-year Colerain High School wrestling coach said. The Cardinals came close in their first year under Wandsnider, finishing sixth. Last year, they took two steps back and placed eighth. Yet Wandsnider isn’t discouraged. “This is a young team, but truthfully, I think it’s the best we’ve put out since I’ve been here,” he said. “This year, the goal is top five. That’s not a dream anymore.” In fact, he’ll take it a step further. “If we don’t finish in the top five,” he said, “I’ll be disappointed.” If the early season results

are any indication, Wandsnider won’t feel let down at the GMC Tournament Feb. 12 at Oak Hills. The Cardinals have posted several impressive finishes this year and won a tri-meet against St. Xavier and Kings Dec. 22. “St. X isn’t the St. X they used to be, but they’re still a traditional power,” Wandsnider said. “That was, for me, our biggest dual win of the season.” The Cardinals won the Mount Healthy Duals Tournament Dec. 28, defeating Loveland (B), Amelia, Sycamore (B), Mariemont and Mount Healthy. They also trounced Northwest 58-12 Jan. 4. Wandsnider said his team faced so-so competition early in the year, but he was pleased with Colerain’s performance at the Fairfield Invitational Jan. 7-8; the Cardinals placed 10th of 18 teams.

Wait, 10th place? Out of 18 teams? “It’s misleading,” Wandsnider said. Yes, Colerain, with 93 points, finished the weekend in 10th place; Campbell County, with 102.5, finished sixth. “If we win one more match,” Wandsnider said, “we’re right around sixth.” Leading Colerain that weekend – and all season – is returning state-qualifier Jake Hammer (125), who placed second. He fell in the final 5-1 to two-time Tennessee state champion Alex Ward of McCallie. It is Hammer’s only loss of the season. “He’s the hardest worker in our room, and it shows on the mats,” Wandsnider said of the senior, who is 21-1. “He puts in the time.” Colerain had four other placers, including Cortez Burton (160), Tegray Scales

(171) and Zach Powell (189); each finished fifth. “Zach is a seasoned kid,” Wandsnider said. “He’s wrestled varsity three years, and he’s just stepping into the shoes he’s supposed to be filling.” Burton, however, has been the surprise of the season. “He’s been in and out of the lineup for the last few years,” Wandsnider said, “but this year his work ethic has been through the roof. In seasons past, he didn’t know how to finish matches; he’d start fast and then sizzle out. “This year, he’s going against guys and hanging with them. Taking fifth is a big statement. Hopefully he opened the eyes of everyone in his weight class.” Junior Austin Cox (119), meanwhile, finished sixth at Fairfield. Cox is 11-6 on the season, while Hammer and Powell are tied for the team

lead in wins (21), while Burton and Scales follow suit with 17. Hammer’s 17 pins are a team best. Also performing well are senior Geoffrey Hill (103), who is 15-2, and freshman Detuan Smith (145), who is 13-3. Colerain would be sitting even prettier if not for the loss of senior Andy Boiman (285). A district-qualifier and captain, Boiman tore his ACL in a scrimmage, thus ending his season. “He’s greatly missed,” Wandsnider said. Still, Colerain hopes for a top-five finish at the GMC Tournament – not to mention two individual champions. Wandsnider has had just one league champ – Dylan Holte (160) in 2009 – but he believes two is a distinct possibility this year. “I don’t know which two it’ll be,” he said. “But I want two.”

Sports & recreation

January 19, 2011

Northwest Press


Ladies golf outing a 1st for X-Travaganza


Perfect record

The Seven Hills Middle School boys’ soccer team – which includes a Colerain Township resident – ends the season with a perfect 19-0 record, a Miami Valley Conference Championship win and a first-place finish in the CHCA Invitational Tournament. During the season, the boys scored 76 goals and only allowed four. Goalies Kevin Brenning and Stefan Antonsson combined for 15 shutouts. In front are coach Bob Zepf, Connor Barnhart, Tigar Cyr, Carl Compton, Evan Smithers, Ike Lanier, Ben Nordmeye, Jared Fisher, Jared Nelson, Duncan Gibson, George Karamanoukian; in back are coach Mike Schnirring, coach Mike Heis, Brian Hills, Swede Moorman, Dale Reich, Ryan Green, Jackson Callow, Jules Baretta, Turner Anderson, Leo Fried, Tucker Robinson, Andrew Head, Kevin Brenning, Josh Weaver of Colerain Township, Jeff Dedeker, Stefan Antonsson and George Davis.

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The week in Press Preps

• Tony Meale reported on Colerain football players heading to Ohio State for a college visit. • Nick Dudukovich reported on the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s actions meant to balance scales between private and public school athletics. • We ran an item about a Jan. 16 high school boxing event featuring Moeller, Elder, La Salle and McAuley. • We listed the sporting event changes when the snow hit Tuesday, Jan. 11. To see this week’s stories and other blog entries, visit presspreps


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Spring sports signups

The White Oak Athletic Club have sports signups for spring. Register now at, or in person from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20, at the White Oak Athletic Club at Haubner Field at the end of White Oak Drive in White Oak. • Monfort Heights AA spring sports signups are scheduled for 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 26; and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 12, inside Monfort Heights Elementary School The signups are for baseball, softball and soccer.

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Real Estate Wisdom Changing? Conventional wisdom with respect to selling a home might be falling by the wayside. Over the years, research on home sales has suggested the best season to sell a home is spring. Buyer demand has traditionally built through spring and into the summer months, when families often prefer to move because doing so does not force parents to uproot their children from school in the middle of the school year. However, as the economy has struggled over the last couple of years, so, too, has the real estate market. According to the S&P/Case-Shiller home price index, home prices decreased by 28 percent from their national peak in the second quarter of 2006 to the end of 2009. Such figures have turned conventional real estate wisdom on its head, as have tax credits to encourage first time buyers to buy homes. In 2010, first time home buyers who closed on a home by April 30, 2010 received an $8,000 credit. As a result, home sales figures in February and March were expected to be higherthan in years past, and therefore lower in the ensuing months. For those homeowners forced to sell a home in less desirable seasons like winter, real estate professionals typically advise selling up certain points of the home. Suggestions include decorating a home for the holidays and shoveling any walkways or driveways should snow arrive while a house is on the market. What’s more, sellers selling in off-seasons should be realistic about their selling price at the outset, as buyers might be reticent to buy in a season where so few homes are on the market. Selling a home at a desirable asking price, however, might increase buyer interest.


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outing banquet like that one,” said Ralph Nardini (St. X ’77), the school's vice president for development. “The ladies were having a great time with one another and really into the spirit of supporting the boys. They were cheering for all the raffles and the golf awards. It was a lot of fun.” “We made about $5,000 for X-Trav,” said Sara Schindler, X-Travaganza director. “For a first-time event, I'm very happy with the way it went. We couldn't have asked for a better a better group of ladies or for a better day in terms of the weather. I feel like we've established a great new tradition.” X-Travaganza, presented by The Corporex Family of Companies, raises funds for tuition assistance. The annual X-Travaganza dinner auction will take place Saturday, March 12. Visit for event details, the upcoming online auction in November and the grand raffle starting in January.


Mercy High School senior Erika Leonard, with parents Sherri and Jayme of Colerain Township, signs a National Letter of Intent Nov. 12 to play fastpitch softball at Florida State University.


• The Roger Bacon girls basketball team lost 59-26 to Badin, Jan. 8. Bacon was led in scoring by Markisha Rainey with nine points. • In boys bowling, Roger Bacon scored 2,688 to beat St. Xavier’s 2,559 and Fenwick’s 2,361, Jan. 13. Roger Bacon’s Nate Frock bowled a 444, and Kyle Koester bowled a 428. • In girls bowling, Roger Bacon beat Fenwick 2,0131,760, Jan. 13. Bacon’s Darci Meiners bowled a 339.

It was a day for the ladies at Makatewah Country Club for the first St. Xavier High School Ladies Nine-Hole Golf Outing for X-Travaganza in August. John (St. X '80) and Katie Frey chaired the event, conceived by this year's X-Travaganza general chairs Mary and Jim Thacker. Janie Klare, Kelly Misleh and Patsy Glaser won the scramble outing with a three-under-par round of 34. Three groups – the twosome of Sandy HealeyWenhold and Amy Backscheider, the foursome of Katie Frey, Kathy Cassady, Kim Gusweiler and Betsy Schmidt and the team of Stephanie Augspurger, Lina Stokes, Cathy Flesch and Lovette Vuotto – tied for second at one under par. Trish Baker won the long-drive completion on the fifth hole. Backscheider made the longest putt on the eighth green. Laura Weinberger was closest to the pin on No. 9 and Amy Russert was closest to the pin on No. 2. The day was capped by a banquet in the club dining room, festively decorated with centerpieces of bright pink-and-black saddle-shoe cleats. “I've never been to a golf


Mark Schupp has been a Real Estate Agent for the past 30 years and is a Certified Residential Specialist. He has won many awards including theTop 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)

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Green’s receipts more than disbursements For the year ending Dec. 31, 2010, Green Township had total receipts of $53,676,123 and total disbursements of $46,159,776. This compares with the previous years as set out is accompanied chart. One of the primary reasons for the increase in receipts was the general obligation bond issued on Feb. 9, 2010, for $9,895,000. Other major sources of funds in 2010 were the gross receipts of the tax increment equivalent fund ($25,159,982), general fund ($5,832,433), safety service levy ($3,866,848), fire levy ($3,578,739) and road & bridge levy ($1,081,134). One of the primary operating funds for Green Township is the general fund. The gross receipts

for the general fund dropped approximately $2 million from 2009. In 2010, the general fund receipts totaled $5,832,433 compared to Thomas $7,759,458 in Straus 2009. The primary reason for Community the decline was Press guest less money comcolumnist ing in from the Ohio estate tax. The estate tax income fell from $4,922,506 in 2009 to $2,625,465 in 2010. Fortunately, the township had only $4,664,650 in disbursements from the general fund in 2010.

This left a positive cash flow for the general fund in 2010. Another positive for the township is the strong increase in gross receipts from the TIF fund. The gross TIF receipts, before disbursement to the various school districts and fees, have increased from $8,960,393 in 2003 to $25,159,982 in 2010. The township netted over $8 million from the TIF in 2010. The EMS fees collected by the Green Township Fire Department have increased from $212,498 in 2003 to $1,151,509 in 2010. However, the EMS fees have somewhat leveled off in the last four years. Receipts for the Nathanael Greene Lodge increased from 2009 over 30 percent in 2010 to

CH@TROOM Palin’s politics

“I was surprised the Bengals did not hire a qualified General Manager to replace Mike Brown. Einstein said it best many years ago: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results”. IF Mike Brown were president of a company he would have been fired many years ago. Go Figure!” T.D.T.

“Why would Lewis not want to return? Where would he go? He has a sweet deal and is much loved by the team owners. People forget that all sports are games and not actually productive jobs.” J.K. “Marvin Lewis is returning, as he is not ‘too expensive,’ and because Mike Brown can control him; plain and simple. Keeping him wasn’t what was best for the Bengals, but what was best for greedy Mike Brown.” C.H. “We should have let the Bungholes got to Baltimore; we also often pay to light up an empty stadium. This make a lot of sense.” J.K. “Great decision. Coaches can only do so much. The players have to do their job at all times and not toss the blame on the coachins staff, which is a copout.” Bev S.

What is your favorite winter activity? “My favorite winter outdor activity would be going to CVG and getting on an airplane heading to Mexico.” J.R.

Year 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005


Receipts and disbursements

Receipts Disbursements $53,676,123 $46,159,776 $44,374,366 $40,041,459 $39,359,902 $36,817,043 $35,954,132 $34,044,675 $33,750,458 $31,437,257 $25,541,580 $26,171,263

61 percent of the income for Green Township’s general fund. Approximately 7 percent of Ohio estates are actually subject to the estate tax. Ohio does not collect an estate tax unless the estate’s net taxable value is greater than $338,333. Eighty percent of every dollar Ohio collects in estate taxes is returned to the city, village or township where the person lived. Thomas J. Straus is the Green Township fiscal officer.


What is your reaction to Marvin Lewis returning as the Bengals head coach?

“Marvin Lewis should have been let go. And Carson Palmer. I am one of a few that support Mike Brown. He owns the team. He can do whatever he wants to do. It is not his fault that the team lost more games than they won. I haven’t seen him or Marvin Lewis donning a uniform and and running for a touchdown. They are the bosses, with Brown in command. To be honest with you, I don’t care for football. I’ll watch it sometimes, but I can’t get caught up in all the hype associated with winning, playoffs, superbowl.In fact, I tell people around me: I hate football!” J.E.T.

$416,429. This is the fourth straight year there has been an increase in receipts for the lodge. Even though there have been many positives in the last year for Green Township, the budget problems confronting the state of Ohio, along with almost every state, raises some serious financial concerns. Possible legislation to end the Ohio estate tax would have a major impact on the township’s general fund. Also, elimination or reduction of the Local Government Fund by the State would also have a serious impact on the Township without some additional revenue sources. The Ohio estate tax receipts and the local government fund account for approximately



The return of Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis has many fans questioning the team’s committment to winning.

I hope the people who applaud Sarah Palin and her radical political ideas are watching as she puts our legislators in the cross-hairs of a gun and other radical nuts follow suit. Six innocent people have died and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona was critically wounded as she was listening to her constituents like a good rep should do. This is a result of Sarah’s brand of politics. Where is the common sense? Is this the new style of politics we are facing? No politician is safe with Sarah’s M.O. Herman Thompson White Oak

This week’s question

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Social Security mess

I read Sue Denny’s column regarding Social Security, hoping to see how the looming shortfall will be addressed. Instead, she excitedly writes about a reunion of the original cast of “The Patty Duke Show,” as well as a public service announcement by Chubby

accuracy and clarity. Deadline: Noon Friday E-mail: northwestpress@ Fax: 853-6220 U.S. mail: See box below Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Northwest Press may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. Checker. This poignant example of bureaucracies in action help explain the mess we’re in. I wonder what former celebrity they’ll get to announce when Social Security is bankrupt? Dave Matre White Oak

Do you think political rhetoric caused the deadly shootings in Tucson, Ariz.? Why or why not?

Be a bad weather friend: look for tape

Every week The Northwest Press asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to northwestpress@community with “chatroom” in the subject line.

During this time of year, we are often dispatched for vehicles off the road or for a possible auto accident. In case of inclement weather conditions or situations in which officer are dispatched for vehicles, we have developed what we hope will be useful procedures not only for the police department, but for concerned citizens as well. We have developed what we hope will be useful practices, not only for the police department, but for concerned citizens as well. The practice will reduce the number of calls to dispatch for a police officer to respond and investigate the same vehicles who may be waiting for a tow truck or other assistance which we have already checked. When the officer arrives, if the vehicle is occupied, we will assist in any way that we can. If medical assistance is necessary, the appropriate agency will be called. The officer will identify the needs of the particular situation. If no one is at the vehicle and the

“For about 5 minutes, I enjoy shoveling snow. Then, I like to curl up with a good book in front of the fire.” A.T. “Running out and getting the paper and then going back inside.” J.K. “Sitting on my deck and watching the deer, birds and wildlife scamper through the fallen snow. Nature can be entertaining at times if you give it a chance.” Bev S. “When it is very cold outside and there is lots of snow, I prefer to stay inside. I put out suet and sunflower seed for the birds and watch them come to the feeders. I love to watch the children play in my yard and slide down the hill out back. When my children were little, a cold day meant baking or making soup. We would peel and cut up apples for a sweet cobbler or bake chocolate chip cookies. The best time was cutting up vegetables with my daughters and making soup. I used chicken or beef broth for the base and they could decide what to put into the soup. What a joy to make something with children and then serve it for supper!” B.D.N

vehicle is off the road and the officer has other incidents of priority the officer will use the department issued “Caution” tape to mark the Colerain vehicle. Police Lt. Often times Angela the inclement Meyer weather may not allow for a safe Community way to remove Press guest the vehicle at columnist that time. Officers will tie the tape onto the vehicle antenna or door handles. This step is taken to ensure the tape is visible to passing motorists or other police officers and emergency responders. Should a vehicle be off the road or into a tree line area, the Officer will hang the tape across the entry of the tree line or woods to allow passing motorists to know the vehicle has already been checked.

WHEN THEY MEET Land Use Advisory Board meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Colerain Township Government Complex, 4200 Springdale Road. Call 3857505 for information. Zoning Commission meets on the third Tuesday of each month at Colerain Township 7 p.m. at the Colerain Township Board of Trustees meets on the Government Complex, 4200 second and fourth Tuesday of each Springdale Road. Call 385-7505 month at 7 p.m. at the Colerain for information. Township government Complex, Board of Zoning Appeals meets 4200 Springdale Road. Call 385on the fourth Wednesday of each 7500 for information. You can express your views to local officials by attending their meetings. Here is a list of the times and locations for local governmental meetings. All meetings are open to the public.

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The inclement weather and icy road conditions can be hazardous for anyone. It seems that everyone has a cell phone these days and folks call in runs all the time. Having the direction of travel or landmarks is extremely important for officers to be able to respond and help. If you are not sure which police jurisdiction you may be in, just call the dispatcher and they will make sure the proper agency is notified. Giving a landmark is usually the best way for them to clarify an exact response location. If you see the caution tape already on a vehicle off the road or in a median, save your minutes, it’s been checked. This will allow officers to be able to respond to new calls and avoid repeat checks on the same cars. If you have concerns or questions please call the police department 513-385-7504. Lt. Angela Meyer is Patrol Commander with the Colerain Township Police Department.

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month at 7 p.m. at the Colerain Township Government Complex, 4200 Springdale Road. Call 3857505 for information.

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Board of Trustees meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of each month at the Green Township Administration Building, 6303 Harrison Ave. The July 25 meeting has been cancelled. Call 574-4848 for information.


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Groesbeck resident Ron Reitz, left, and North Bend resident Tom Ratterman, right, are pictured with a local man outside a mosque in Rangpur, Bangladesh.

Vicki Mayall took the Northwest Press along when she participated in a Jeep Jamboree in French Lick, Ind. She is pictured with another member of her group.

White Oak resident Marianne Adams took the Northwest Press along on a cruise of the western Caribbean with granddaughters Sarah Eckhoff, Mychelle Davey and Samantha Keith.

Readers on vacation Northwest Press readers travel far and wide, and some take their hometown paper, the Northwest Press, along. Here are a number of your neighbors sharing their vacation experiences. If you would like to share your photo of the Northwest Press in a vacation get-away, e-mail to

The Capozzolos, Fowkes, Kissings and Millers enjoyed the Press on their trip to Stonington, Maine.

Bucky and Judé Bucholtz, center, of Colerain Township, share the Northwest Press with friends Bob and Louise Geier of Washington, D.C., as they travel along the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy, on the first leg of an eastern Mediterranean cruise. They also traveled to Bari and Aberobello, Italy; Santorini, Rhodes, Olympia and Mykonos, Greece; and Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Visiting Myrtle Beach were, from left, Derek Steinbach, Zachary Fanta, Thomas Rodgers, Tyler Rodgers, Stephanie Hehn, Lori Rodgers, Samantha Steinbach, Donna Steinbach, Jacob Henn and Kim Henn. Not pictured is Kenny Rodgers.

Colerain Township residents Bucky and Judé Bucholtz check out the Northwest Press while looking over the Danube River, running through the city of Budapest, Hungary. Their three-week eastern European trip took them to Vienna, Austria; Prague, Czech Republic; Bratislava, Slovakia; Krakow and Warsaw, Poland; and Berlin, Germany. Ladies from Corpus Christi Church and the Rev. Jim Meade took a Mediterranean cruise and spent four days in Rome. Pictured are Mary Kevin Epplen, Joan Denzler, Rosanne Dusa, Kate Castello, Pat Keefer, Carolyn Simmermeyer, Sandy Schaffner, Audrey O’Donnell, Mary Ellen Hartman, Joan Fluegeman, Carol Stautberg, Miriam Borchelt, the Rev. Jim Meade and Phyllis Flugel.

Bob and MaryJo Stahl of Colerain Township recently took a trip to Panama City Beach, Fla., and took the Northwest Press along.


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ART & CRAFT CLASSES Beginner Woodcarving, 6-8:30 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Concludes Jan. 27. Materials included. Bring your own knife or buy one from the instructor. $12; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Colerain Township. M.Y. Card Creations, 6-8 p.m., Bayley Place Community Wellness Center, 401 Farrell Court, Make your own personalized cards. Price includes all supplies and instructions. $14. Registration required. 347-5510. Delhi Township.


Brighton Beach Memoirs, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Comedy. First play in Neil Simon’s autobiographical trilogy. $21, $19 students and seniors, $17 subscribers. 241-6550; West Price Hill.


Life Story Workshop, 12:30-2 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Weekly through Feb. 24. Focus on finding and telling meaningful stories from your life. Discuss storytelling and writing techniques. Write brief story at home and then read it in class for feedback. Ages 21 and up. $50 members. Registration required. 522-1154. Springfield Township. F R I D A Y, J A N . 2 1

Art Thursday, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Price Hill Branch Library, 3215 Warsaw Ave., Get creative and unleash your imagination. Ages 512. Different art project each month. Free. 369-4490; East Price Hill.

EXERCISE CLASSES Senior Yoga Class, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Ages 55 and up. Experience benefits of yoga with stretching, breathing and relaxing techniques. Bring mat or purchase one for $10. $40 for 10 classes, $25 for 6 classes; $5 per class. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

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Wilton Cake Decorating Class, 6-8 p.m., Michaels-Colerain Township, 9490 Colerain Ave., Gum Paste and Fondant: Create handshaped flowers, borders and bold accents using easy-to-shape icings. Learn how to create an artful bow, mum, rose, carnation, calla lily, rosebud, daisy and embellished borders. Fifty percent discount on class fees for January and February classes. Registration required. 741-4710; Colerain Township.


Chuck Brisbin & The Tuna Project will perform beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at the Hey Days Sports Bar & Grill, 7306 Harrison Ave. For more information, call 312-2053 or visit

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS FARMERS MARKET Forest Park Women’s Club Monthly Meeting, 7 p.m., Forest Park Senior Center, 11555 Winton Road, Game night, including cards and bingo. 588-4920; Forest Park.

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



Beginners’ Gentle Ashtanga Yoga, 7-8 p.m., Three Rivers Middle School, 8575 Bridgetown Road, Create strength, flexibility and release of stress. Gentle moving meditation connecting mind, body and spirit. Family friendly. $8. 675-2725. Cleves.


College Hill Winter Farm Market, 3-5:30 p.m., College Hill Coffee Company and Casual Gourmet, 6128 Hamilton Ave., Includes farm fresh eggs, produce and baked goods from Vernon Yoder, Shadeau Bread and honey from Bee Haven on Grey Road from Gary Stitt, David Rosenberg’s organic micro-greens, local seasonal produce and greens and more. Presented by College Hill Gardeners. 5422739; College Hill.


Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger, 8421 Winton Road, Fifteenminute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Finneytown.


Joyce Young Exhibit, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Arlington Memorial Gardens, 2145 Compton Road, African-American artist celebrates life by creating positive images to convey the human spirit. 521-7003; Springfield Twp.


Karaoke with Mean Jean, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Club Trio Lounge, 5744 Springdale Road, Karaoke and dance music. Free. 385-1005. Colerain Township.


Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Free, vehicle permit required. Discover what animals like in the winter. 521-7275; Springfield Twp.

Wine Tasting, 4-7 p.m., Bridgetown Finer Meats Wine Shop, 6139 Bridgetown Road, $10. 574-3900; Bridgetown.


Joyce Young Exhibit, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Arlington Memorial Gardens, Free. 5217003; Springfield Township.


Charlie Runtz, 7-9 p.m., Aroma’s Java and Gelato, 6407 Bridgetown Road, 574-3000. Green Township.


Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 10 p.m.2 a.m., Hey Days Sports Bar & Grill, 7306 Harrison Ave., 312-2053; Colerain Township.


Cincy Rockers, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 2517977; Riverside.


One Nite Stand, 10 p.m., The Full Moon Saloon, 4862 Delhi Ave., Free. 244-6111. Delhi Township.


Wind Chaser, 7:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., With David Lessing Band and Waiting for Willow. $8. 825-8200; Forest Park.


Brighton Beach Memoirs, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 students and seniors, $17 subscribers. 2416550; West Price Hill. S A T U R D A Y, J A N . 2 2


Beginner Woodcarving, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve. $12; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Colerain Township.

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Joyce Young Exhibit, 8 a.m.-noon, Arlington Memorial Gardens, Free. 521-7003; Springfield Township.


Bob Cushing, 9 p.m., Barnesburg Tavern and Grille, 5761 Springdale Road, 741-1200; Colerain Township.


Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Poppy’s Tavern, 5510 Rybolt Road, Free. 574-6333. Green Township.


Li’l Abner, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Adults ages 17 and up. Cold readings from script. Prepare a song and bring sheet music. Accompanist provided. No a cappella or recorded music. Be prepared to dance. Bring headshot/photo if available and a resume listing theatrical experience. If auditioning for both “Li’l Abner” and “God’s Favorite,” headshots and theatrical resumes required for both shows. All roles are paid positions. Performance dates: May 4-22 on Showboat Majestic. Presented by Cincinnati Landmark Productions. Through Jan. 24. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

Basic Truth at The Black Sheep, 9:30 p.m.1:30 a.m., Black Sheep Bar & Grill, 3807 North Bend Road, $2. 481-6300. Cheviot.

God’s Favorite, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Adults ages 17 and up. Cold readings from script. Bring a resume listing theatrical experience. If auditioning for both “Li’l Abner” and “God’s Favorite,” headshots and theatrical resumes required for both shows. All roles are paid positions. Performance dates: June 1-17 on Showboat Majestic. Presented by Cincinnati Landmark Productions. 241-6550; West Price Hill.



MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK Woodwind Steel, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 2517977. Riverside.


Battle of the Bands, 7:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., Finals. With Achilles Descent, the Waking Point, Plastic Inevitables and Datum Point. Doors open 7 p.m. $13, $10 advance. Nightly draw for order of performances. Two bands eliminated nightly. Bands move on with 50 percent of crowd vote plus judge vote. Registration required online for bands. 825-8200; Forest Park.


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


Brighton Beach Memoirs, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 students and seniors, $17 subscribers. 2416550; West Price Hill.

Coping with Depression: Strategies that Work, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Educational group provides proven and easily learned strategies for coping with depression. For those with mild depression and their family members who want to understand depression. Led by Dr. Nancy Panganamala, Dr. Debjani Sinha, and others who have experience with depression. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.


Lee’s Junction, 7-10 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977; Riverside.


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


Brighton Beach Memoirs, 2 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 students and seniors, $17 subscribers. 2416550; West Price Hill.

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Ashtanga Yoga Level I, 5:45-7 p.m., Three Rivers Middle School, 8575 Bridgetown Road, Deepen moving meditation practice with strong flow of familiar asanas and introduction of new asanas. Family friendly. $8. Presented by Three Rivers Community Education. 675-2725. Cleves.


Balancing Hormones Naturally, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Conference Room. Lunch and learn to educate about natural alternatives to PMS and menopause symptoms. Ages 21 and up. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Doctors’ Speakers Bureau. 941-6464. Groesbeck.


Community Mental Health Assistance, 1-3 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd., Mental health support with Recovery International. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Recovery International. 379-6233. Cheviot. W E D N E S D A Y, J A N . 2 6

COMMUNITY DANCE Line Dancing, 7-11 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977. Riverside. COOKING EVENTS

Wilton Cake Decorating Class, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Michaels-Colerain Township, Decorating Basics: How to bake a great cake, see how to make and color icing and learn the best way to ice the cake. Also practice the three fundamentals of decorating. Registration required. 741-4710; Colerain Township.



Delhi - Mount St. Joseph Community Garden, 7-8:30 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Introduction to community garden concept and to collaborative venture between college and Delhi residents. Free. 467-8006. Delhi Township.


Cincinnati Parks: Past, Present and Future, 3-4 p.m., Twin Towers, 5343 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati Parks in the Post War Period. Michael George, park naturalist and Nature Center director for Cincinnati Parks, presents the history, current status and what we can expect in the future for local parks. Ages 50 and up. $20 for series, $4 per class. Reservations required. Presented by Cincinnati Parks. 853-4100. College Hill.

Yoga for the Back, 6-6:45 p.m., Three Rivers Middle School, 8575 Bridgetown Road, Create flow of postures that soothes and nurtures neck, shoulders and upper and lower back issues. $8. Presented by Three Rivers Community Education. 675-2725. Cleves.


Joyce Young Exhibit, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Arlington Memorial Gardens, Free. 5217003; Springfield Township.


Lose it for Life, 6:30-9 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Create and work personal plan to maintain your weight-management lifestyle. Family friendly. Free. Registration recommended. 931-5777. Finneytown.

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AUDITIONS Li’l Abner, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 241-6550; West Price Hill. God’s Favorite, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 241-6550; West Price Hill.


Wilton Cake Decorating Class, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Michaels-Colerain Township, Gum Paste and Fondant: Create hand-shaped flowers, borders and bold accents using easy-to-shape icings. Learn how to create an artful bow, mum, rose, carnation, calla lily, rosebud, daisy and embellished borders. Registration required. 741-4710; Colerain Township.


The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents “King John” through Feb. 5. The historical drama centers around the youngest son of Henry II, John (Billy Chace) who has ascended to the throne of England, but tensions remain over who is the rightful heir. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday through Jan. 30 and at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4-5, at 719 Race St. Tickets are $22-$28. Call 513-381-2273 or visit Pictured is Billy Chace as King John and Sherman Fracher as Queen Eleanor.

Joyce Young Exhibit, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Arlington Memorial Gardens, Free. 5217003; Springfield Township.


E3 Spark Plugs Monster Truck Nationals will be 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, and Saturday, Jan. 22, at Bank of Kentucky Center, Highland Heights. Monster trucks from across the nation will compete in side-by-side drags, wheelie shootouts and freestyle. In addition, top FMX stunt riders will perform stunts. A Pit Party/Driver Autograph Session will be 6 p.m. both nights. Meet the drivers, get autographs and take photos. Pit Pass party is free with purchase of an event ticket. Passes are available at Gold Star Chili locations. $19-25, advance adult tickets. Free child (ages 2-12) ticket with advance ticket. $21-27; $9, ages 2-12. $40, advance Gold Circle; $42 day of show. For more information or to purchase tickets visit or


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Why make difficult choices if we believe we can have it all? Making a choice sounds easy. Consider all the alternatives, fully weigh the pros and cons, and finally choose just one. Voila! We’ve just made a choice. Yet, making choices is not always easy, especially the ones that seriously impact our lives and require enduring commitment. All of us have struggled and made choices throughout our lives, and then lived with the results as best we can. We’ve believed that doing so is a sign of integrity, maturity and responsibility. In a recent book, “The Choice Effect,” three young authors point out how different their beliefs and lives are from ours. They say their lives are filled with far more choices to make than former generations. True. But what we may question is, “Even though more options exist today, how do they (or, do we) choose to deal with them?” Humans are still humans.

They h a v e decided to choose to live more non-tradit i o n a l l y. M a n y Father Lou people feel Guntzelman ow hve lemre dPerspectives w h e n faced with too many options from which to choose. They, on the other hand, enjoy having options and trying as many as possible. So, they try to avoid making as many lasting decisions as possible and keeping options open. But they’re smart enough to worry about – as the book’s subtitle states – how that will affect “Love and Commitment in an Age of Too Many Options.” We wonder about that too, as we see more and more fragile relationships and marriages in which the choice of a permanent commitment is understood as a temporary commitment.

Options for other lovers seem to remain open. To identify their “new way” of thinking they’ve invented the term, choister (choice + oyster = choister.) Their definition: “A choister is a person who is inundated with choices and thinks the world is his or her oyster.” “Choisters are hypnotized by options and can’t imagine turning any of them down. The exact problem with choosing? It takes most of your other choices off the table. And who knows what pearl you just gave away?” say the authors McGibbon, Vogel, and Williams. But wait! Doesn’t something about that rationale sound similar to an immature child still struggling with instant gratification, or a lack of responsibility for one’s actions? Yes, choices can be difficult for many reasons. Some reasons are obvious, some unconscious, and some reach down to the deepest roost of our being.

Elder care a top concern for baby boomers It’s a problem more and more baby boomers are facing – how to care for their elderly parents. Everyone wants the best for them, but they’re finding Medicare only covers so much. That’s what Cathy Brinkman of Union Township learned after her 89-year-old mother was operated on over the summer. “The hospital said to my mother, ‘You need home health care.’ My sister and I were scrambling around like, ‘You need to get somebody in here quick.’ I did not know the hospital offered it. I wish they would have said something in the first place,” Brinkman said. Brinkman was able to find a company that offered unskilled nursing care. “Unskilled does the assistance with medication, assistance to the commode, assistance with walking. My mother really needed someone to watch after her because she was a high risk patient,” Brinkman said. That was back in August and her mother, Elizabeth Blume, is doing much better now. But, who is going to pay for all this home health care? “We never told the insurance company she was going with this company for this and this company for that. We just asked, ‘Is home health care covered?’ Yes. ‘Is skilled nursing covered?’ Yes,” said Brinkman. Brinkman said she believed everything was covered by her mother’s Medicare Advantage Insurance, including round-theclock unskilled care, also called custodial care. But, after several weeks,

Aetna sent denial letters for the custodial care. Those charges amount to a b o u t Howard Ain $25,000. At this Hey Howard! p o i n t , Aetna has paid all the bills for the skilled nursing care, it’s just the unskilled care bills that are in question. “She needed somebody on a 24-hour-basis – regardless of how many hours are covered, she needed somebody there,” Brinkman said. Insurance expert John Sherman, of The TLC Experts Inc., said there’s a great misconception about custodial care coverage. “It has to be determined by their physician and Medicare that their condition is improving and they need skilled care. So, if somebody is in a nursing home getting skilled care paid for by Medicare, they can also get some custodial care at the same time to help with the bath or something like that,” Sherman said. A spokesman for Aetna Insurance said its Medicare Advantage program does not cover round-the-clock inhome custodial care. It said Brinkman had been advised of this. But Brinkman maintains more than just custodial care was being given by that unskilled company and said Medicare should cover some of those costs. Aetna advises her to appeal and Brinkman said she plans to do so. John Sherman said if round-the-clock care is need-

ed for a while, often it’s best to go to a nursing home – even though that may sometimes be less desirable than returning to your home right away. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRCTV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.


Reminding us of what it means to be a mature human, psychotherapist Dr. Irvin Yalom writes, “For every yes there must be a no. To decide one thing always means to relinquish something else. Decisions are very expensive, they cost you everything else. Renunciation invariably accompanies decisions. One must relinquish options, often options that will never come again.” Are cheaters on their choices trying to avoid the grind of life? Those who struggle making important choices often use various methods to avoid making them: procrastination; delegation to

someone else; devaluing the unchosen alternative; having a thing make it for us e.g. flip of a coin, astrological sign; use a temporary solution in place of a longterm decision, “He’ll make a good first husband.” Some seek a comprehensive set of rules to relieve them of the pain of personal choice. Choisters just plan to enjoy all the options and claim there’s too many to even make actual choice. It is freedom that we fear. Instinctively knowing that healthfully-developed mature humans are made to be free, we yearn for freedom. Yet, when we realize we are free, there is a cer-

tain discomfort. We know that, “What I freely choose renders me responsible for all that comes from this choice of mine and eliminates for me many other options.” From “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” comes excellent advice for him and for all of us: “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at m or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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Cuddle up by the fire with a cup of homemade cocoa mies warm. Mine included.

Just looking out the window at this winter wonderl a n d makes me feel snug as a bug in a rug. W e have plenty of wood and the Rita w o o d has Heikenfeld stove been going Rita’s kitchen nonstop. T h e snow is just wet enough, too, to make forts or snowmen. The last time it snowed I had three of the grandkids spend the night and we spent a good hour sledding down hills. Afterwards, a cup of real hot chocolate made tum-

My mom’s hot cocoa

It was a real treat for us kids to have a mug of this, since Mom’s budget was always lean. I make this with regular cocoa powder, not Dutch or the new dark cocoa powder. 1 ⁄3 cup unsweetened cocoa 3 ⁄4 cup sugar Dash salt 1 ⁄3 cup water 4 cups milk 1 teaspoon vanilla Marshmallows

Combine the cocoa, sugar and pinch of salt in a saucepan. Mix in water. Bring to a simmer and then stir in milk and vanilla. When hot throughout serve


Cold weather is the perfect time for a steaming bowl of chicken chili.

with marshmallows. Gilding the lily: Use 3 cups milk and 1 cup half & half or whipping cream.

Cocoa with sweetened condensed milk

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Rita’s chicken chili

For Lisa Cassidy, a Delhi reader. This is a to taste kind of chili – you can always add more seasonings, etc. The secret ingredient is refried beans - that makes it nice and thick. I made this today for supper and it’s perfect to ward off winter’s chill. If you have a chicken chili recipe, please share for a future column. About 5 cups cooked, shredded or chopped chicken (deli-roasted chicken works great) 11⁄2 to 2 cups onions, chopped 2-3 teaspoons minced garlic 1 red or other bell pepper, chopped Jalapeño peppers, chopped, to taste (opt. – can use red pepper flakes to taste or neither)

4 cups chicken broth 2 cans, cannellini beans or 1 can cannellini and 1 can black beans, drained 2 teaspoons each: cumin and oregano 2-3 teaspoons chili powder 1 ⁄2 can favorite refried beans Salt to taste Garnish to taste: Sour cream, chopped jalapeños, Mexican blend cheese, Cheddar, chopped tomatoes, green onions, cilantro Film pan with olive oil. Add onions, garlic and peppers. Cook a few minutes until onions are transparent. Stir in broth, beans, chicken and seasonings. Bring to a boil, lower to a simmer and cook 15 minutes, or until flavors blend. Stir in refried beans. Using a potato masher or back of spoon, mash the mixture a bit to make a thicker chili. Garnish as desired. Tips from Rita’s kitchen: you can use raw chicken, cut up, about 11⁄2 pounds or so. Cook with veggies until onion is transparent. Chicken will finish cooking in the broth.

Crockpot chicken chili

Check out my online column at for this recipe.

Ginger tea

This is a health giving, soothing tea, one that I share with my herbal students. Ginger helps settle the tummy and digestion. Lemon helps with the immune system and stress.






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Spirit Seminars wins Lasallian award they strive to create leadership structures for their organizations,” said B a r l a g . Schneider “What I found exciting to witness is how Joe has given back to his alma mater. He has used his knowledge and expertise to train young men in our Lancer Leader Program.” An Eagle Scout and Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 420, Schneider is also chairman of the Catholic

Committee on Scouting with the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. He is a member of the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce’s Wall of Fame. Schneider is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, and holds a master’s degree in leadership and counseling from Eastern Michigan University. Other Pillar leadership award winners were recognized at the Oct. 2 event. Recipients included: • Faith – William Cady and the Rev. Thomas Dennemann;

• Community – James Hoelker, ‘77 and Joseph Walterman, ‘67; • Leadership – David Volk, ‘76; • Scholarship – Louis Eichhold, ‘93 and Michael Owens; and • Service – Dr. Arthur Ranz, ‘72 and Dr. Thomas Willke, ‘68. The La Salle Alumni Hall of Achievement Award, presented annually to an individual who exemplifies the spirit and character of La Salle through generosity, integrity and honor was given to Robert Besse, ‘65.



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Joe Schneider, president of Spirit Seminars & Consulting in Fairfield, is a recipient of the inaugural Lasallian Pillar Leadership Award. He received the award at La Salle High School’s 50th anniversary dinner and dance last fall. Schneider, a 1978 La Salle graduate, was given the award for “providing specific leadership, strategic direction, innovation and creativity leading to advances in the fields of business, science or industry,” according to Kenneth Barlag, advancement director at La Salle. Schneider heads Spirit Seminars, a national performance improvement training, consulting and executive coaching company dedicated to help clients incorporate servant leadership into their organizations. Founded in 1988, the firm provides corporate leadership seminars, community workshops, keynote talks, in-house training, 360-degree feedback instruments, and partnering and strategic planning sessions for companies, chambers of commerce, and nonprofit organizations. “What is truly amazing about Joe is that what he does in his professional life he now brings to the table to assist many nonprofit groups and organizations as

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CINCINNATI DISTRICT 5 Arrests/citations

Louis Thomas, born 1983, criminal damage or endangering, 5747 Hamilton Ave., Dec. 28. John Randall Thompson, born 1978, passing bad checks, 2982 Highforest Lane, Dec. 31.



2551 W. North Bend Road, No. 2, Jan. 1. 2958 Highforest Lane, Jan. 3. 2976 Highforest Lane, No. 4, Dec. 31. 5377 Bahama Terrace, No. 1, Dec. 31.


2663 W. North Bend Road, Dec. 30.

2663 W. North Bend Road No. 919, Dec. 31. 5299 E Knoll Court, Jan. 1. 5825 Shadymist Lane 4, Jan. 3. Criminal Damaging/Endangering, 4865 Hawaiian Ter, Jan. 3.

Felonious Assault

2958 Highforest Lane, No. 291, Dec. 31. 2958 Highforest Lane No. 291, Dec. 31.


2976 Highforest Lane, No. 4, Dec. 31. 5365 Bahama Terrace, Jan. 4.


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Drive, complicity at 9531 Colerain Ave., Dec. 21. Stephanie Gaffney, 22, 12149 Brookway Drive, theft at 9040 Colerain Ave., Dec. 15. Kenshay Grimes, 19, 9528 Haddington Court, falsification, disorderly conduct at 9501 Colerain Ave., Dec. 24. Anna Harvey, 27, 7248 Boleyn Drive, endangering children at 7248 Boleyn Drive, Dec. 19. Kelley Heringer, 26, 7222 Harrison Ave., disorderly conduct at 7222 Harrison Ave., Dec. 21. Shane Hilton, 27, 11915 Walden Drive, open container at 2400 Banning Road, Dec. 28. Lisa Huff, 47, 2905 Banning Road, operating vehicle intoxicated at 10240 US 27, Dec. 22. Scott Knapke, 39, 1000 Sycamore Street, disorderly conduct at 3510 Niagara St., Dec. 27. Scott Knapke, 39, 1000 Sycamore Street, disorderly conduct at 9740 Colerain Ave., Dec. 19. Madeleine Mann, 22, 2410 Bell , theft at 3461 Joseph, Dec. 18. Matthew Mills, 22, 3498 W. Galbraith Road, drug possession at 9040 Colerain Ave., Dec. 21. Joshua Mootry, 20, 2529 Walden

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 Glen , theft, criminal trespassing at 9531 Colerain Ave., Dec. 19. Jason Nagele, 15, 7220 New Haven Road, theft at 9505 Colerain Ave., Dec. 24. Reginald Phillips, 24, 2432 Walden Glen, domestic violence at 2432 Walden Glen, Dec. 29. John Phillips, 18, 1436 Pullan Ave., underage consumption at 9647 US 27, Dec. 8. Michael Pierane, 54, 2880 Jonrose Ave., theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Dec. 17. Jennifer Rudisell, 32, 8959 Buffalo Ridge Road, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Dec. 17. Amy Schuler, 29, 2 Belknap Place, theft, obstructing official business at 9040 Colerain Ave., Dec. 15. Brittany Schwartz, 19, 2093 Thrush Ave., drug paraphernalia at 8200

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Daniel P. Meloy, 245-6600. • Green Township: Chief Bart West, 574-0007; vandalism hotline 574-5323. • Hamilton County: Sheriff Simon Leis, 825-1500. • Springfield Township: Chief David Heimpold, 729-1300. Pippin Road, Dec. 26. Todd Seifert, 25, 3310 W. Galbraith Road, drug possession, drug paraphernalia at 7325 Locustview, Dec. 19. Derek Stuckey, 23, 2371 Adams Road, possession of drugs at 3216 Springdale, Dec. 28. Randy Swartz, 37, 2582 Adams Road, burglary at 2568 Adams Road, Dec. 22. Todd Thompson, 44, 529 Davis St., operating vehicle intoxicated at 2724 Springdale Road, Dec. 21. William Vietlinuh, 34, 2772 Wheatfield Dr., operating vehicle intoxicated at Cheviot and Galbraith, Dec. 23. Latia Wade, 22, 1417 W. North Bend Road, theft at 3711 Stone Creek, Dec. 20. Diane Weatherspoon, 50, 5365 Bahama Terrace, theft at 6401 Colerain Ave., Dec. 29. Cedric Wilson, 32, 1579 Meredith Drive, theft at 9531 Colerain Ave., Dec. 21. Danielle Zinveli, 34, 2897 Jonrose, assault, criminal damaging at 2897 Jon Rose, Dec. 17. Juvenile male, 15, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Dec. 21. Juvenile male, 24, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Dec. 21. Juvenile female, 16, theft at 9040 Colerain Ave., Dec. 20. Juvenile female, 15, disorderly conduct at 9501 Colerain Ave., Dec. 24. Juvenile male, 16, theft at 3675 Stonecreek, Dec. 17. Juvenile female, 16, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Dec. 23.

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theft at 9040 Colerain Ave., Dec. 19. Alexandria Allen, 18, 2015 Catalpa Ave., theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Dec. 23. Michael Baker, 28, 6 Arbor Circle, operating vehicle intoxicated at 3460 March Terrace, Dec. 24. Dustin Bauer, 20, 7419 Perry St., drug paraphernalia at Bank Road and Crest Road, Dec. 27. Jacqueline Bishop, 44, 3492 Niagara Street, theft at 9040 Colerain Ave., Dec. 22. Roger Bishop, 28, 3492 Niagara Street, theft at 9040 Colerain Ave., Dec. 22. Antoninette Boner, 43, 5365 Bahama Terrace, theft, criminal trespassing at 6410 Colerain Ave., Dec. 29. Steven Carrier, 19, 2566 Topeka Street, theft, resisting arrest at 9178 Colerain Ave., Dec. 20. Terry Davis, 46, 11700 Passage Way, open container at 9040 Colerain Ave., Dec. 21. Brian Davis, 22, 3243 Glenmore, open container at 9040 Colerain Ave., Dec. 21. Raymond Davis, 49, 3079 Schaller Road, theft at 3461 Joseph, Dec. 19. Betty Eilerman, 61, 7572 Banjo Lane, theft at 9640 Colerain Ave., Dec. 22. Kristen Ford, 24, 5361 Bettman

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Victim struck at 10055 Pippin Road, Nov. 7.


Residence entered and jewelry of unknown value removed at 3169 John Gray, Dec. 20. Residence entered and Rings, computer and medication of unknown value removed at 9893 Wiscasset Way, Dec. 17. Residence entered and TV, computer and vehicle title of unknown value removed at 2845 Glenaire Drive, Dec. 19. Attempt made at 6966 Kellway Court, Dec. 12.

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Failure to send child to school

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Ring valued at $300 removed at 3109 Regal Lane, Nov. 7. Jewelry of unknown value removed at 8920 Cheviot Road, Dec. 18. $46.40 in gas pumped and not paid for at 3100 Banning Road, Dec. 17. Jewelry valued at $275 removed at 9563 Colerain Ave., Dec. 16. Vehicle entered and DVD player and GPS valued at $900 removed at 10191 Deerhollow Drive, Dec. 19. Cell phone valued at $150 removed at 8451 Colerain Ave., Dec. 14. iPod touch valued at $350 removed at 3130 Jessup Road, Dec. 13. Phone valued at $200 removed at 10761 Pippin Road, Dec. 10. Game system valued at $100 removed at 8451 Colerain Ave., Dec. 16.

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Windows broken at 2512 Roosevelt Ave., Dec. 20. Door pried open and paint scratched at 8801 Cheviot Road, Dec. 18. Vehicle window damaged at 11974 Wincanton, Oct. 30. Reported at 3758 Blue Rock Road, Dec. 8. Victim reported at 3427 February, Dec. 17.


Reported at 8801 Colerain Ave., Dec. 13. Reported at 8801 Cheviot Road, Dec. 13. Reported at 8801 Cheviot Road, Dec. 13. Reported at 8801 Cheviot Road, Dec. 13. Reported at 8801 Cheviot Road, Dec. 13.

GREEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/Citations

Orlando Chapman, 19, 2793 Queenswood Drive, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and criminal trespass at 2178 Anderson Ferry, Jan. 4. Ryan P. Donley, 23, 5407 Lee’s Crossing Drive No. 3, domestic violence at 2940 Sheldon Ave., Jan. 8.

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From B6

Suspect entered City Barbeque, struck employee on head with a handgun and stole money from a safe before fleeing the scene at 6475 Glenway Ave., Jan. 2.


Suspect punched victim in the face at Releaf Sports Bar at 5963 Cheviot Road, Jan. 7. Suspect punched victim in the face outside Oak Hills High School at 3200 Ebenezer Road, Jan. 6.

Breaking and entering

Copper wires stolen from Urgent Care at 5920 Colerain Ave., Jan. 1. Tool box, assorted hand tools and two hammer stolen from home's garage at 3518 Ridgewood, Jan. 3. Hedge trimmer and chainsaw stolen from home's shed at 5964 Cleves Warsaw, Jan. 3. Door damaged on shed during break in, but nothing was found missing at 5576 Bridgetown Road, Jan. 6.

Two washing machines, four dryers and a lawn mower stolen from apartment building at 3960 Raceview Ave., Jan. 4. Antique umbrella stand and a Snuggie stolen from storage area in apartment building at 3542 Jessup Road, Jan. 4. Diamond wedding ring set stolen from home at 3960 Drew Ave., Jan. 5. Purse and contents stolen from vehicle at 3694 Werk Road, Jan. 5. Three pieces of tile stolen from Home Depot at 6300 Glenway Ave., Jan. 6. Miscellaneous clothing items stolen from Dillard's at 6290 Glenway Ave., Jan. 6. Catalytic converter stolen from vehicle at 6252 Glenway Ave., Jan. 7. Catalytic converter stolen from vehicle at 6318 Glenway Ave., Jan. 7. Prescription medicine stolen from home at 5227 Parkview Ave., Jan. 7. Catalytic converter stolen from vehicle at 3694 Werk Road, Jan. 8. Catalytic converter stolen from vehicle at 3694 Werk Road, Jan. 9. Cell phone stolen from victim at Western Bowl at 6383 Glenway Ave., Jan. 9.


Window broken on vacant Perkins restaurant building at 6000 Colerain Ave., Jan. 5.



Cheryl Noble, 46, 1324 North Bend Road, theft, passing bad checks at 1200 block of West Galbraith


Criminal damaging

Window broken on vehicle at 3224 Deborah, Jan. 1. Nine windows broken and graffiti spraypainted on garage at St. James Church at 3751 Hubble Road, Jan. 1. Side of vehicle dented in two spots at 5830 Harrison Ave., Jan. 4. Window broken on vehicle at 5642 Karen Ave., Jan. 5. Tire slashed on vehicle at 3350 Harmony Lane, Jan. 5. Vehicle door and quarter panel scratched with a key at 3200 Ebenezer Road, Jan. 7. Mailbox and post broken at 5483 Whispering Way, Jan. 9.

Criminal mischief

Eggs thrown on vehicle at 5820 Lawrence Road, Jan. 2. Plastic rope in front of driveway was broken at 5934 Beech Dell Drive, Jan. 2.

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


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

965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 The Reverend Roger L Foote The Reverend Laura L Chace, Deacon 8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-11 Healing intercessory prayer all services

Sharonville United Methodist

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

3751 Creek Rd.


NON-DENOMINATIONAL (Office) 946 Hempstead Dr. (513) 807-7200 Jody Burgin, Pastor We meet Sundays at 10:30am at 9158 Winton Rd. – Springfield Township Childcare provided

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

CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS) 3301 Compton Rd. (1 block east of Colerain) 513-385-8342 Sun. Sch. & Bible Class 9:45 AM Worship: Sunday 8:30 & 11:00 AM, Wed. 7:15 PM Office: 385-8342 Pre-School: 385-8404

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


Faith Lutheran LCMC

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

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4695 Blue Rock Road Colerain Twp. South of Ronald Reagan and I-275 923-3370

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Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA)

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


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

Pastor Todd A. Cutter

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

Rev Lyle Rasch, Pastor

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

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

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

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Four coin boxes damaged on washers and dryers at apartment building at 4368 Harrison Ave., Jan. 4. Car stereo/CD player stolen from vehicle at 6370 Starvue, Jan. 2. Purse and contents stolen from office at Monfort Heights United Methodist Church at 3682 West Fork Road, Jan. 2. Cell phone stolen from victim at Cincinnati Enquirer at 5460 Muddy Creek, Jan. 2. Two packs of diapers stolen from Family Dollar at 5527 Bridgetown Road, Jan. 2. Diamond ring stolen from home at 5993 Jessup Road, Jan. 2. Pair of work overalls stolen from vehicle at 6338 Charity Drive, Jan. 3. Twelve aluminum truck rims stolen from Allgeier & Sons at 6386 Bridgetown Road, Jan. 3. Tile saw and aluminum ladder stolen from vehicle at 5606 Eula Ave., Jan. 3. Two suspects fled without paying for food and service at Frisch's at 6080 Colerain Ave., Jan. 4.


Physical altercation between man and woman at Leumas Drive, Jan. 1.

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Argument between family members at Western Hills Avenue, Jan. 2. Argument between man and woman at Lee's Crossing Drive, Jan. 5. Argument between man and woman at Bridgetown Road, Jan. 9. Argument between man and woman at Meadowview Lane, Jan. 9. Argument between man and woman at Green Acres Court, Jan. 9.

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Criminal trespassing Domestic dispute

Maxwell Jennings, 37, 8642 Daly Road, criminal trespassing at 8400 block of Winton Road, Jan. 1. Two juveniles, obstructing official business at Sevenhills and Maplehill drives, Jan. 2. Juvenile, domestic violence at 6700 block of Somerset Drive, Dec. 30. Eric Crutcher, 23, 1452 Ambrose Ave., drug trafficking, carrying concealed weapon at North Bend and Daly roads, Dec. 28. Antonio Gibson, 31, 5898 Shadymist Lane, drug possession at West Galbraith Road and Central Park Drive, Dec. 28. Anthony Bonner, 45, 2203 Harrison Ave., assault at 800 block of North Hill Lane, Jan. 4. Ladon Brocks, 38, 9610 Arvin Ave., theft at 8400 block of Winton Road, Jan. 4. Jeanette Dailey, 26, 1396 Meredith Drive, assault at 1396 Meredith Drive, Jan. 6. Shawn Doyle, 32, 807 North Bend Road, domestic violence at 807 North Bend Road, Jan. 9. Richard Dryden, 48, domestic violence at 1500 block of Pleasant Run Drive, Jan. 5. Jesse Hamm, 18, 1051 Blue Jay Drive, assault at 1051 Blue Jay Drive, Jan. 9. Joshua Hitchcock, 28, 8195 Burns Ave., aggravated burglary at Vine Street, Jan. 6. Joshua Hitchcock, 28, 8195 Burns Ave., assault, criminal damaging at Vine Street, Jan. 5. Tiras Jones, 27, 1008 Kemper Road, domestic violence at 1500 block of Pleasant Run Drive, Jan. 10.


Six guns and a laptop computer stolen from home at 5680 Haubner Road, Jan. 1. Two video games and a video game controller stolen from home at 6360 Starvue Drive, Jan. 2. Home entered, but nothing was found missing at 2865 Fairhill, Jan. 5.

Two suspects were on victim's porch without permission at 3051 Blue Rock Road, Jan. 3.

Road, Dec. 23. Andre Bruenton, 50, 1423 Dantzler Drive, drug paraphernalia, Dec. 24. William Stroud, 23, 7852 Glen Orchard Drive, drug possession, carrying concealed weapon, Dec. 23. Darrell Dasmokes, 20, 8828 Desoto Drive, burglary at 1500 block of Meredith Drive, Dec. 27. Reginald Brown, 38, 6252 Simpson Ave., protection order violation, Dec. 26. Ciera Williams, 18, 1927 Montrose St., theft at 6200 block of Daly Road, Dec. 20. Chris Madaris, 23, 6298 Betts Ave., robbery at 6200 block of Betts Avenue, Dec. 25. Glenn Simmons, 55, 1705 Elmore St., operating vehicle under the influence, open container at Winton Road and Cherryblossom Drive, Dec. 31. Harold Davis, 53, 2133 Central Parkway, failure to comply, drug possession at Winton and West Galbraith roads, Dec. 29. Freddie Stokes, 42, 1052 Mcpherson Ave., deception to obtain drug at 8200 block of Winton Road, Dec. 29. Robert Harris III, 22, 44 Providence Drive, domestic violence, criminal damaging at 8200 block of West Galbraith Road, Dec. 30. Keith Harris, 24, 1707 Casey Drive, aggravated robbery at 1500 block of North Bend Road, Dec. 20. Andrew Vandergraff, 22, 5815 Hamilton Ave., domestic violence at Roxanna Drive, Jan. 1. Terrance Carter, 24, 1549 Meredith Drive, assault at 1500 block of Meredith Drive, Jan. 2.


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


Reports/Incidents Aggravated robbery


JOHN WESLEY UNITED METHODIST 1927 W. K emper Rd. (Between Mill & Hamilton) 513-825-0733 Traditional Sunday Services 9:00am & 10:15am Contemporary Service 11:30am

Taiwanese Ministry 769-0725 2:00pm


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

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

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


Richie Frank, 49, 4 Beechurst Woods Lane, open container at Glenway Avenue & Muddy Creek, Jan. 1. Alexander R. Greeley, 23, 3425 Mirror Lane, obstructing official business at 6055 Westchase Park, Jan. 5. Nicholas Klem, 28, 22494 State Line Road, possessing drug abuse instrument at 5195 North Bend Road, Jan. 2. John A. Turk, 40, 6217 Wesselman Road, domestic violence at 6217 Wesselman Road, Jan. 9. Patrick Weinle, 24, 3616 Westwood Northern Blvd., domestic violence at 3020 Hull Ave., Jan. 2. Deven Willman, 27, 22494 State Line Road, drug abuse at 5195 North Bend Road, Jan. 2. Juvenile, 15, domestic violence, underage consumption, resisting arrest and assault at 5133 Valley Ridge Road, Jan. 1. Juvenile, 11, disorderly conduct at 3900 Race Road, Jan. 3. Juvenile, 16, illegal conveyance or possession of a deadly weapon in school zone at 3200 Ebenezer Road, Jan. 4. Juvenile, 14, illegal conveyance or possession of a deadly weapon in school zone at 3200 Ebenezer Road, Jan. 4. Juvenile, 14, drug possession at 3200 Ebenezer Road, Jan. 4. Juvenile, 17, disorderly conduct at 6375 Harrison Ave., Jan. 5. Juvenile, 15, habitual truancy at 3900 Race Road, Jan. 6.


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January 19, 2011

John Anderson Sr.

LEGAL NOTICE of Annual Financial Report Notice is hereby given that copies of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report of the Northwest Local School District of Hamilton County of Cincinnati, Ohio, for the year ended June 30, 2010 has been completed and is on file in the office of the Treasurer of the Board of Education and open to review at 3240 Banning Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45239 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM. A copy of the report can be provided upon request and can be viewed on the District’s website. 3122811/1611177 LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Northeast Green Township Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing on February 3, 2011 in the Trustees Meeting Room of the Gree Township Administrative Complex, 6303 Harrison Avenue at 7:00 p.n. for the purpose of hearing Case GTBZA2011-01 filed by Nicole Burton, property owner. Tha applicant is seeking a zoning variance in conformance wit Section 21-5.1 of the NEGT Zoning Resolu tion for approval of a non-conforming shed (location) to remain on property located at 5403 Northpoint Drive. The subject property is located in the "A" Residence District of the Northeast Green Township Zoning District. Location: 5403 Northpoint Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45247; Parcels: #550-01020032; District: "A" Single Family. The appeal application is on file and is open to the public for inspection at the zoning office in the Green Township Administrative Complex at 6303 Harrison Avenue during regular business hours Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Attest: Thomas J Straus, Clerk; Adam Goetzman, Zoning Secretary. 1616262

Jeffrey Bender

John D. Anderson Sr., 86, Colerain Township, died Jan.10. He was a Mason. Survived by wife Helen Anderson; sons William, John (Alice) Anderson; three grandchildren; two greatgranddaughters. Arrangements by Neidhard-Gillen Funeral Home.

Jeffrey Bender, 52, died Dec. 27. He was a plasterer with Valley Interiors. Survived by wife Sharon Warner Bender; son Joel Bender; stepson Sean (Sandy) Warner; grandchildren Shyanne, Shanna, Sean Jr. Warner; siblings Harry (Chris), Mark (Valarie) Bender, Michelle (Matt) Beard; uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by parents Eugene, Patricia Bender. Services were Jan. 4 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Steve Blankenship

George Steven “Steve” Blankenship, 57, Green Township, died Jan. 8. He was a truck driver. Survived by wife Pamela Swafford Ziegler Blankenship; children Moya Curran, Tonie Ziegler; grandchildren Sadie, Blankenship Wayne Curran, Tyler, Aubry Brown; mother Primmie Blankenship; siblings Billy, Johnny, Gary, Kevin, Linda, Phyllis, Donna; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father George W. Blankenship, sister Sharon. Services were Jan. 13 at Dennis George Funeral Home.

William Enneking

William J. Enneking, 95, Green Township, died Jan. 10. He was former owner of Monfort Heights Auto Body. Survived by sons Ronald (Shirley), Jerry (Lorrie) Enneking;sister Louella Britch; eight grandchildren; Enneking 18 great-grandchildren. Services were Jan. 14 at St. Ignatius of Loyola. Arrangements by

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Shirley Huth

Shirley Green Huth, 83, died Dec. 30. She was women’s editor at the Western Hills Press and Price Hill Press from 1968 to 1976, and later worked for the Bureau of Worker’s Compensation. Survived by husband William Huth Huth; children Jim, Tom (Mary), Jerry (Kate), Elaine Huth, Jane (Ed) Weber, Nancy (Ray) Jones, Connie (Isaac) Fears; 15 grandchildren; seven great-granchildren. Preceded in death by parents Jennings, Isabella Green, sister Ramona Green. Services were Jan. 5 at St. Ignatius of Loyola. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: Mercy Franciscan at St. John Social Services, 1800 Logan, Cincinnati, OH 45202 or Mercy Franciscan at West Park, 2950 West Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45238.

DJ Maes

DJ Maes, 33, Colerain Township, died Dec. 28. Survived by parents Donald, Marlene Maes; brother Samuel Maes; grandparents Hilda, Lee Maes; aunt Lynn Baird. Preceded in death by grandparents Helen, Paul Baird. Services were Jan. 4 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cincinnati, 3601 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45229 or the Hamilton County DD Services, 1520 Madison Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206.

Gina McCabe

Virginia “Gina” Rubenow McCabe, 90, Monfort Heights, died Jan. 13.

Preceded in death by husband Clarence McCabe, parents Ernest, Elsie Rubenow. Services were Jan. 15 at Cedars of Lebanon Chapel, Spring Grove Cemetery. Arrangements by MihovkRosenacker Funeral Home.

Hazel Pabst

Hazel Knigga Pabst, 100, died Jan. 6. She was a homemaker. She was a former member of Concordia Lutheran Church and St. John’s Lutheran Church of Farmers Retreat. Survived by son Donald Pabst; sister-in-law Esther Knigga; nephews and niece Kenneth, Denny Knigga, Carol Jean Lovins; greatnieces Denise Road, Tammy Lovins. Preceded in death by husband Raymond Pabst, siblings Mildred, Wilbur, Denton Knigga. Services were Jan. 10 at Peace Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Bolton & Lunsford Funeral Home. Memorials to: Peace Lutheran Church, 1451 Ebenezer Road, Cincinnati, OH 45233.

Estelle Reisinger

Estelle Reisinger, 92, Green Township, died Jan. 9. She was a waitress for 42 years at Alpine Inn and Nick and Tom’s Restaurant. Survived by caregiver Ron Eggleston. Services were Jan. 13 at Reisinger Gump-Holt Funeral Home. Memorials to: Arthritis Foundation, 7124 Miami Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45243.

Durward Roy

Durward Roy, 81, Colerain Township, died Jan. 8. He was a veteran of Korea. Survived by wife Margaret Roy; son Curtis (Sheri) Roy; grandchildren Alli, Justin Roy; brother Earl Roy. Preceded in death by parents Willie

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Jacob Schnur

Jacob J. Schnur, 88, Colerain Township, died Jan. 7. He was a Navy veteran. Survived by son Craig (Stephanie) Schnur; grandchildren Tyler, Raymond, Conrad, Ellie Schnur; sister Caroline Wilson. Preceded in death by wife Garnet Schnur. Services were Jan. 10 at the St. Clare Convent Chapel. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Heart Association, 2936 Vernon Place, Cincinnati, OH 45219.

Michael Schreiber

Michael W. Schreiber, 48, died Dec. 29. He was a diamond setter who worked at Faigle Jewelers for 28 years. Survived by wife Joan Schreiber; daughter Anna Schreiber; father George Schrieber; sister Michelle (Robert) Hodapp; halfSchreiber brother Christopher Schreiber; many nieces and nephews and in-laws. Preceded in death by mother Joyce Boggs. Services were Jan. 3 at New Hope Community Church. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials to Alcoholics Anonymous or Alanon.

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Alma C. Sharp, 80, Springfield Township, died Jan. 10. She was a homemaker. Survived by daughter Charlene (Dave) Wilson; grandchildren David (Katie) Sumner, Jennifer (Jim) Hollon; great-grandchildren Hunter, Carson Sumner. Preceded in death by husband Charlie Sharp. Services were January 14 at Dayton National Cemetery. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home.

Paul Smith Sr.

Paul L. Smith Sr., 66, Colerain Township, died Dec. 25. He was an iron worker. He was an Army veteran. Survived by daughter Diana Smith; siblings Steve Pavard, Stanley, Church, Andrew, Gary, David Smith, Linda Glover; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Charles Sr., Dorothy Smith, siblings Donald, Judy. Services were Jan. 14 at Hill Station Baptist Church. Arrangements by Walker Funeral Home.

Robert Steele

Robert L. Steele, Colerain Township, died Jan. 3. Survived by wife Mary Steele; sons Robert (Janelle) Jr., Douglas (Kathy) Steele; four grandchildren; one greatgrandchild. Preceded in death by sons Kenneth, Charles Steele. Services were Jan. 6 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the Fairfield Church of the Nazarene.

Ginny Stinson

Virginia “Ginny” Hornaday Stinson, 89, Green Township, died Jan. 11. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Valerie (James) Morris, Vickie (Ken) Kissing, Bobbie (Joe) Blank, Edward (Linda) Stinson; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Robert Stinson. Services were Jan. 15 at St. Jude Church. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: Llanfair Retirement Community, 1701 Llanfair Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45224.

Blanche Weiss

Blanche Vanden Eynden Weiss, Green Township, died Jan. 8. Survived by husband Frank Weiss; children Doug (Peggy) Weiss, Peggie (Gregg) Johnson, Elayne (the late Al) Sobel; sister Betty Heimert;10 grandchildren; 10 greatgrandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by son Roger (Jan) Weiss, six siblings. Services were Jan. 12 at St. James Church. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.


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