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MH levy on Feb. 8 special ballot


The Colerain Township Board of Trustees will conduct a public hearing on a zone change request to allow construction of a skilled nursing facility near the intersection of Blue Rock and Livingston road at 8 p.m., during the board of trustees meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at the Colerain Township Government Complex, 4200 Springdale Road. That meeting begins at 7 p.m. Last week’s Northwest Press contained an incorrect date for the hearing.

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Epic fail

Colin Gold as Patroclus is speared by Matthew David Gellin as Agamemnon, actors from the Play House in the Park Off the Hill presentation of Dis/Troy, based on the Greek epic, “The Illiad.” This performance was at La Salle High School. A free public performance will be Feb. 4 in Springfield Township. For more information, see B1.

Twp. finance committee named By Jennie Key

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The Colerain Township Board of Trustees named five members to the newly formed Financial Review Committee at the regular board meeting Jan. 25. Trustees appointed Rich McVay, Dennis Mason, Tom Hart, Douglas Michael and Scott Taylor to sit on the committee. Heather Harlow, the township’s fiscal officer will be a nonvoting member of the committee. The Financial Advisory Com-

mittee was formed to make recommendations to the board on township financial operations, including the review of the Deters annual estimated budget, temporary appropriations. Committee recommendations must pass with a minimum of three votes to be sent to the trustees. Law Director James Reuter said

the committee will review the estimated budget before it is sent to the trustees and the Hamilton County Budget Commission each year. Board President Dennis Deters said he was pleased with the caliber of the appointees and praised their qualifications. “We have tremendous technical talent and all of our appointees have a great deal of common sense,” Deters said. “I believe this is a great addition to our team.” The team will meet four times a year, but no meeting schedule has been set.

Colerain streetscape kicks off Jennie Key

Colerain Township Trustees agreed to issue $1.65 million in bonds Tuesday night to pay for the first phase of the Colerain Avenue streetscape project which will include development of a community gateway on the former BP property at Springdale Road and Colerain Avenue. The board also hired the firm of Kinzelman, Kline, Gossman Consultants to do the design work for the first phase at the regular Jan. 25 board meeting. Phase one will include installation of specialty pavements and walls, at the four corners of the Colerain/Springdale


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intersection and installation of ornamental traffic control mast arms, street lighting, and the development of a gateway at the corner. The preliminary plan also calls for the partial burial of the utilities at the intersection and will also include new sidewalks, landscaped center medians, street trees, planted buffers for parking lots a stone veneer on existing walls and a decorative rail at the top of the wall. Trustees were unanimous in the decision. Board president Dennis Deters said the bonds are an important investment in the community’s future development. Colerain Township Economic

Development Director Frank Birkenhauer said issuing the bonds and committing the township to Phase One of the streetscape plan sends a clear message. “I think the Colerain Township trustees are taking a leadership position in the revitalization of Northgate Mall. This action will set a standard for the quality of future development in the area,” he said. Clete Benken, KKG Consultants, said “This is an opportunity to send a signal to potential investors that the township is taking leadership,” he said. “It is important for the public sector to show it is willing to invest in the community.”

Voters in the Mount Healthy City School District will go to the polls Tuesday, Feb. 8, to decide on a continuing 7.65-mill operating levy. School district officials voted in a special meeting Nov. 5 to put the levy on the ballot in FebruHandler ary after a similar 7.65 mill operating levy failed last November. Voters rejected that levy by a 4,896 no to 3,286 yes vote. If passed, the 7.65-mill levy would generate an estimated $2.76 million annually and cost the owner of a $100,000 house about $228 per year, according to information provided by Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. The school district’s last new operating levy passed in 2003, and administrators said the district has made about $4.4 million in cuts since that levy passed. The district passed a bond issue in 2006 to build three new schools, but state law prohibits that money to be used to pay for operations within the district. New Superintendent Lori Handler said in November that cuts would be unavoidable without the levy funds. District treasurer Rebecca Brooks has said it is hard to spell out exactly how the impact of a levy loss because there are so many unknowns. In November, she said her best projection was that the district would have about a $2.5 million deficit for the 2012-13 school year if the levy is not passed. Cuts have to be made in the spring because of contracts, which are finalized in April. Former superintendent David Horine said the district cannot go for a levy in May, as the deadline to place an issue on that ballot has passed. He said the board of education preferred to wait and get more information on the state budget before potentially asking voters for a levy later this year if the Feb. 8 levy fails.

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Northwest bus Horine doesn’t have to wear ties driver found guilty Retires as superintendent after 32 years in education Gannett News Service A Northwest school bus driver fired in October after police said he drove a busload of students and their parents to a football game while intoxicated was found guilty Friday of endangering children and operating a vehicle while impaired. Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge Tyrone Yates threw out two drug possession charges, two more endangering charges and an open flask charge, all misdemeanors. John Dahlheimer, 61, will be sentenced in March. He faces up to 1 1/2Ω years in jail, according to his attorney, Mike Allen. “He is very sorry that it happened,” Allen said of Dahlheimer. “We expect that treatment will be part of his sentence.” Dahlheimer had just dropped off 33 Colerain High School band members and several adults at Princeton High School on Oct. 14 when he crashed into two parked pickup trucks in the school parking lot, according to Sharonville police. No one was injured in the crash. Police said he was visibly impaired when he was escorted off the bus, where they found a cooler with a large - and nearly empty -

bottle of Jagermeister liquor and two types of prescription drugs, without a legal prescription. Dahlmeier Police said his blood-alcohol level that night was nearly six times the legal limit for commercial drivers. Dahlheimer was fired the following week from his job driving school buses for the Colerain district. “He just better be glad he didn’t kill anyone,” said Cindy Aracri, whose son, a freshman at Colerain, was on the bus. She said she is fine with some of the charges being dropped “as long as he is getting the right counseling and is never hired again as a bus driver.” Northwest Board of Education President Pam Detzel said at the Jan. 24 board meeting that the board has been working with the administrative team and the transportation department on new policies and procedures to make sure the situation will not happen again. “Everyone’s number one priority is the safety of our students.” she said. Jennie Key contributed to this report.

By Jennie Key

No more ties. After 32 years of dressing up to go to work, David Horine says he is done with ties. He quit wearing them a couple of weeks ago when he retired as Mount Healthy City School District Superintendent. And if he gets up early in the morning, he says it will be in pursuit of healthy exercise. Horine says he is looking forward to what comes next. As he reflects on his career at Mount Healthy, it’s a satisfying review. He leaves a legacy of three brand-spanking new school buildings. The school is poised, he says to make academic strides and he feels the relationship between the board, the administration and the staff is in good shape. And he’s proud of that. “I think there has been a lessening of animosity between the administration and the union,” he said. “I think we have forged a good relationship. Both sides are now thinking about what is good for the district and what’s good for the students in addition to taking care of the staff.”

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Words of wisdom

Outgoing Superintendent David Horine had some last minute advice for incoming Superintendent Lori Handler. • Have thick skin. Don’t take criticism personally. • Listen to the folks around you. • Pay attention to the details … but keep your eyes on the big picture. “Lori has good relationships with a lot of people,” Horine said. “She knows the community and has a good feel for what the community wants. I think the district is on the verge of making some pretty dramatic improvements academically.”


Mount Healthy Superintendent David Horine finishes up 32 years with the Mount Healthy City School District. He has been the superintendent for 13 years. Horine started his career in education as a school psychologist, and early on became interested in pursuing the position of director of student services. As he gained responsibility, he began to see the influence administration has. “When you make decisions (as a superintendent), it impacts the entire district,” he said. “And I got to the place where I wanted to influence all the areas of the district and steer the district in a way I felt would be beneficial for everyone.” Horine says his manage-

ment style is collaborative. He wants to listen to people and have them be part of the process of making the decisions for the district. The tough parts? “When you become the superintendent you become responsible for the total operation of the district,” Horine said. “That can be overwhelming initially. The amount of paper that comes across your desk is unbelievable. Tracking the deadlines, being aware of all the legalities … there are a lot of details. Knowing the buck stops here is a lot of responsibility. And you have five bosses instead of one.” Horine said one of his first goals as superintendent was to develop a strategic plan for the district, which he says later became the district’s first continuous improvement plan. The goals included improving student achievement, increasing parental involvement, developing safe buildings conducive to learning and improving communications and public relations for the district. “I would have liked to have seen more happen with the parental involvement,” he said. “But over the years I have come to believe there are people who get involved and people who don’t. I do believe that parental involvement piece is an ongoing challenge for most districts.” Horine says there are

some standout moments in his career. “When the district moved to continuous improvement on the state report card, I received a number of notes congratulating us. Some people thought with the challenges we had, we would never be able to get to that level. That was big.” He said passing the operating levy in 2003 was important. “We knew how much was in jeopardy, and we didn’t want to have to make those cuts. And the bond issue in 2006 was such an opportunity.” Now, he is thinking about other opportunities – personal ones. He has some immediate plans: a cruise to warmer weather with his wife Mary, and a tour of area gyms in search of that healthy exercise he talks about, some golf and Reds spring training in Arizona. Then, he says, he may look around and see what else he’d like to do. “I imagine I can find something,” he said. “I don’t think I am ready to quit working. But I am ready for something new. Something out of the public eye.” He’s not worried about the district, because he says he’s leaving that in good hands. “The kids in our district need an advocate,” he said. “In Lori Handler, they have one. She is committed to the community and the kids in our district.”

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BRIEFLY Valentine dinner dance

The United Italian Society is sponsoring a Valentine dinner dance Featuring the Peter Wagner Band on Saturday, Feb. 12, at Shriner Hall, 217 William Howard Taft Road. The dance will be from 7 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $35 per person and it includes beer, wine and set-ups. For ticket information and order forms, visit the group’s website at or call Gina Onorini at 662-2529.

Pancake breakfast

Boy Scout Troop 98 sponsors its annual Pancake Breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, at Monfort Heights United Methodist Church, 3683 West Fork Road.

Date with Dad

Make reservations now for Colerain Township’s Daddy Daughter Date Nights from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 11, and Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road. Fathers, grandfathers and other father figures are invited to take their girls, ages 4-17 to a dress up date night. The theme of the evening is “Heaven Sent” and the event features a DJ, dancing, pizza, dessert, photograph and a flower for the girls. Suggested attire is dresses for girls and dress shirt and tie for fathers. Tickets are $12 per person for Colerain Township residents. Non-resident tickets are $15 per person. Tickets are available at the Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.9 p.m. Payment is cash or check

only made payable to Colerain Township Trustees. Seating will begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 741-8802.

GOP club meets

The Colerain Township Republican Club meets at 7 p.m. for a social time, followed by the group’s regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3, at the Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road. This month’s guest speaker will be Hamilton County Republican Party Chairman Alex Triantafilou, who will recap the 2010 elections, and discuss what is at stake in 2011 and 2012.

Martial arts classes

The Springfield Township Community Center is offering classes for adults and children in Tae Kwon Do. Ken Phillips, Tiger Martial Arts, will be the instructor for the month-long classes. Sessions are Monday and Thursday and students may attend as many classes as they would like during this month. Cost for the class is $40 for Springfield Township residents and $50 for non-residents per month. A one-time equipment fee will be paid the first day of class for the required sparring safety gear and uniform. Adult classes are 8-8:50 p.m. and youth classes begin at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. For more information call 522-1410 or go to the township website at

Spaghetti dinner

The McAuley High School Vocal Ensemble sponsors a Spaghetti Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 13, in

McAuley's Marge Schott Bistro. The student vocalists will be performing a variety of solos and group songs at 4:30, 5:30, and 6:30 p.m. Adult dinners are $8, seniors/students are $5, and children under 5 are $3, payable at the door. All proceeds from the dinner will be used toward competition fees for the spring Heritage Music Festival in St. Louis, Missouri. There will be a basket raffle, candy roses for sale, and a split- the- pot raffle as well. McAuley High School is at 6000 Oakwood Ave. For more information, please call 6811800 extension 2228 or e-mail

Top alumni

The Mount Healthy Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for Alumni of the Year. Information regarding the qualifications, and the nomination form, can be obtained at under the “Alumnus of the Year” heading; from Rose Kahsar at; or Steve Harness at Nominations must be received by Feb. 14 and should be sent to: Rose Kahsar, c/o Mount Healthy City School District, 1310 Adams Road, Cincinnati 45231.

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PTA seeks carnival loot

The Monfort Heights Carnival committee is looking for prizes for its upcoming raffle on March 12. The PTA is in need of donations for prizes and raffles and they say nothing is too small or too big. If you or someone you know has a business the committee can contact, forward their name, title, business name and phone number to Tami Sinclair at The PTA also needs booth chairs. Please e-mail Donna Wullenweber at

McAuley auditions

McAuley High School’s drama group will conduct auditions for seventh and eighth girls and boys to be part of the chorus for the spring production of “The Sound of Music.” The auditions will be from

Roger Bacon Valentine Bunco will be 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at the school, 4320 Vine St. Doors open at 6 p.m. This special ladies night out is held in the cafeteria and is open to all. Make reservations by Feb. 7 and the cost is only $25. After Feb. 7 the cost will be $30. Admission includes admission, food, drinks,


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how to determine what is not severe and how to report information to the National Weather Service. Trained spotters play an important roll in helping warn the community about severe weather. The class also teaches severe weather safety, helping those who attend protect themselves when dangerous weather occurs. The class starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, in the upper level of the Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road. There is no cost to attend. For more information, contact Lt. Michael Nie of the Green Township Department of Fire & EMS at 574-0474.

Spot severe weather

Green Township is again hosting a severe weather spotter training class taught by the National Weather Service. The class teaches how to recognize severe weather,

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District shelving school alignment plan

By Jennie Key

A Northwest schools district committee says a proposal to cluster fewer grade levels in buildings should be dropped. The school board says fine – for now. “It is a divisive and emotional issue in some of the school communities,” said board president Pam Detzel at the Jan. 25 meeting. "The board has accepted the committee’s recommendation not to expand NGR for next year.” Andy Jackson, director of curriculum discussed the program, known as Narrow Grade Range or NGR, at a work session earlier this month. Welch and Pleasant Run elementary schools piloted the narrow grade range program. Stu-

dents in kindergarten through grade two attend Welch and students in grades three to five attend Pleasant Run. Jackson said Detzel the pilot program resulted in significant improvements in test scores for Pleasant Run Elementary School students on the Ohio Academic Assessments. After the successful implementation at Welch and Pleasant Run, the Northwest Local School District Board of Education charged a 14-person team with investigating the possible expansion of the program for a Bevis and Taylor ele-

mentary schools partnership and a Struble and Weigel schools partnership. The team made presentations about the Bevis/Pleasant Run plan and its successes to parents at all the schools involved. Part of the team’s work was to survey parents about the plan. Overall, parents in the Bevis and Taylor areas were lukewarm about the proposal. When asked if they would support the plan, 110 said yes and 109 said no. Taylor parents voted 22 to 5 in favor of the plan, and Bevis parents voted 104 to 88 against the change. But the plan ran into a real buzzsaw in the southern end of the district. While Struble parents were in favor 39 to 8, Weigel parents were strongly opposed, voting 228 to

22 against the plan. That made the total vote 236 to 61 against the change. Struble parents were most concerned about transportation issues. Weigel parents cited building designation and transportation as top concerns for them. Detzel said the lack of parent support was important to the board. The district is moving forward with the facility study team recommendation to gauge community support and see if and how the board should proceed with construction and renovation in the district. “NGR will not be considered until there is closure on the facility team’s study team’s recommendation,” she said. “The board doesn’t want the district to be working on two school configura-

tion projects at the same time.” Detzel cautioned that if the state raises caps on elementary class sizes, NGR could become a method chosen by the district to maximize cost savings. “This is not necessarily desirable, but could be dictated by financial circumstances, particularly if the district cannot raise enough local revenue to continue programs in the current configuration.” Detzel said NGR should be considered in the future of the district is not able to build larger elementary schools on fewer sites. “We will also consider NGR of the facility team’s recommendations are not implemented,” she said. “And if enrollments at Bevis and Taylor or Struble and Weigel drop below 360 students at both schools.”



Student teacher

It is not uncommon to walk in a classroom and witness students working in groups, solving problems, engaging in technology or role playing. John Paul II Catholic School eighth-grader Dan Schied, however, took it a step further, taking the initiative to teach his classmates about the Battle of Gettysburg. It is proven that students retain information 90 oercent more when they have the opportunity to teach others. Schied researched the subject and used the information to teach his classmates.

HONOR ROLLS Northwest High School

The following students earned honors for the second quarter of the 2010-11 school year.


4.0 honor roll: Ashley Baker, Jessica Baker, Alexander Paul Bungabong, Selina Davis, Kassidy Dorsel, Madeline Girts, Alexandra Hanna, Amanda Huy, Kimberly Koehlke, Mackenzie Luensman, Sarah Mayer, Fox Moeller, Lamar Perdue, Amber Turnbow and Jeremy Walden. 3.5-3.9 honor roll: Mecca Abdul-Aziz, Wasim Azad, Alexis Bayer, Destiny Bishop, Kevin Bodnar, Antenajia Carter, Brian Caudill, Ahlexus Cooper, DaQuan Fletcher, Carlos Flowers, Megan Foley, Alexis Ford, Casey Hintz, Rachel Huestis, Timothy Jergens, Chappell Kelly, Jeylend Kitchen, Sidney Kluener, Aliyah Lamb, Amanda Ludwig, Anna McClain, Tatyana Montgomery, Wesley Mueller, Anthony Muir, Adetokunbo Okunoye, Benjamin Orme, Rose Phillippo, Tiffany Phillips, Lyndsey Race, DeVante Richards, Alexandra Roelofs, Cody Sebastian, Tristan Snow and Raven Sweat. 3.0-3.4 honor roll: Jita Abhakara, Joanna Aguilar, Jayme Ahr, Marisa Allinder, Steven Amato Jr., Autumn Beverly, Tanner Blankenhagen, Jacques Bridges, Lexi Campbell, Keonte Chambers, Brandon Davenport, John Deininger, Christopher Dumont, Joshua Eberhard, Amy Eckstein, Mackenzie Eibeck , Reina Gaither, Kelsi Garibay, Daniel Hentz, Abbigail Hines, Nicole Holler, Nickeita Howard, Kelsie Humphrey, Darius Johnson, Lanceon Johnson, Layla Jones, Bryce Kauffman, Kyle Kostoff, Nikila Kurtz, Ashanti Lancaster, Chelsea Lawrence, Daron Linderman, Christina Marvin, Kelly McKee, Barbara Metzner, Emily Mossman, Elizabeth Pickering, Khya Pitts, Thomas Platt, Eric Reed, Victoria Reese, Nicole Rowland, John Ruehl, Nicole Sellers, Gage Smith, Jason Steele, Ashley Steiner, Tara Stephenson, Scott Thomas, Kayla Tucker, Jessica Va, Markease Van Hook, Ciara Walker, Devyn Walker, Austin Williams, Dora Williams, India Williams, Gerrell Wilson, Brianna Woods, Timothy Wright and Kevin Zaragoza.


4.0 honor roll: Aaryn Barnes, Jermaine Brown Jr., Sarah Dixon, Meagan Dunn, David Farthing, John Fields, DeVonte Hunter, Ryan Huy, Elizabeth Jergens, Derrick Purvis, Amanda Sheely, Christina Sorentino and Vincent Wellbrock. 3.5-3.9 honor roll: Erica Allen, Brittany Bruce, Timothy Campbell, Lauren Cotten, Brooke Davis, Rebecca Dean, Bradley DeBildt, Tyler Faucett, Mackenzie Fields, Kyle Foley, Jessica Gadberry, Jasmine Gooch, Desiree Green, Tessie Havig, Jessica Huber, Lindsey Huffman, William Ipox, Annie Kitchen, De Tonio Mewborn, Laqueena Mitchell, Hannah Mossman, Cameron Mueller, Tia Neal, Brittany Parrish Beasley, Nhat Long Phan, Francesca Phillis, Carmanta Ridley, Devin Shook, Kealohapau ole Snelling, Zackary Stamper, Nhi Trinh and Hailey Williamson. 3.0-3.4 honor roll: Myasha Bartel, Anthony Bernhardt, Christopher Carroll, Joshua Cook, Jacob Dalhover, Stephanie Denlinger, Sierra Dennis, Elizabeth Eggelmeyer, Travis Faucett, Joshua Garrett, Nathan Hensley, Eric Hunn II, Roberta Kemper, Jasmine Love, Damien Marques, William McKinney II, Nolan Miller, Alexandria Patterson, Katlin Prater, Ana-Mahliya Race, Courtney Richards, Amberly Robinson, Jan Romero, Kayla Sammons, Marie Sarver, Adam Singley, Ashley Smith, Brittany Smith, Jimmy Strunk, Paul Sweeney, Kamree Thomas and Brianna Williams.


4.0 honor roll: Erica Beimesche, James Cousett, Sarah Cox, Emily Hogeback, Thomas Mayer, Jasmine Reid and Ciera Smith Mayes. 3.5-3.9 honor roll: Eder Aguilar, Amanda Brandenburg, Jacquin Britton, Kayla Bryant, Brennan Cooper, Tamara Johnson, Matthew Mayfield, Leah Merritt, Julie Metzner, Ian Millard, Aimee Radabaugh, Kayla Rogers, Andrew Rowland, Dawn Schoonover, Christina Steiner, Jessie Wellman, Kelly Wilhite and Amani Williams. 3.0-3.4 honor roll: Richard Allphin, Kaitlin Arents, Katelyn Barton, Alex Bergquist, Court-

ney Bonnett, Adam Clenney, Kristin Cole, Bethany Dunn, Cortney Evans, Joy Favors, Jamal Foster, Michelle Gingras, Delaney Green, William Gustafson, Jamilla Huff, Steven Johnson, Nathanael Jones, Jaunice Kent, Austin King, Abigail Lipps, Cassandra Lynn, Jaclyn Mathis, Alexis Murphy, Danielle Reed, Trey Rice, Dion Schierloh, Tia Shelton, Adrienne Smith, Katlynn Stevenson, Kelsey Swafford, Tyler Thomas, Kimberly Tran, Leah Ann Vaughn and Jason Woods Jr.


4.0 honor roll: Taylor Aho, Erin Bates, Amber Cavallaro, Jordan Crawford, Kamilah Howard, Jacob Kellerman, Keona Lowe, Kayla Miller, Khanhhien Nguyen, Khanh Vy Phan, Jeremy Spohr and Tiera Williams. 3.5-3.9 honor roll: Erika Agin, Jonathan Bouie, Jennifer Carmack, Danielle Day, Tyler Dunn, Thomas Estes, Nexxus Evans, N Fath, Sara Garrett, Johnathan Garrison, Joshua Gray, Samantha Griffith, Lauren Hensley, Tyler Hoehn, Riley Itskin, Andrew Jones, Alex Klei, Samantha Kluener, Dorian Lackey, Chelsea May, Miriah McDonald, Joseph Morano, Samantha Paluga, Justin Parker, Cimarra Pierman, Trevion Rice, Robert Rider, Tierra Shelton, Bethany Shepherd, Bryan Taylor, Joey Va and Miranda Valletti. 3.0-3.4 honor roll: Colton Agin, Paige Anderson, Michael Baldwin Jr., Damarko Bourrage, Stephen Burbage, Adrian Clark, Cory Cook, Caitlin Cooper, Austin Cramer, Alexandra Curd, Steven Dixon, David Eberhard, Brandon Emerson, Tanae Foster, Jerett Gibson, Ronnie Giles, Jacob Hapner, Briana Hayes, Katlynn Henn, Ashley Heyne, Jordan Hiser, Aundrea Ipox Johnson, Amonte Jackson, Candice Jackson, Katherine Johnson, William Jones, Michael Kinderman, John Lehmkuhl, Chelsea Marcotte, Chelsea Metzcar, Joshua Miller, Ashley Moore, Kathleen Nesbitt, Brandi Penny, Kiah Pleasant, Daniel Preston, Megan Reed, Lindsay Robertson, Lars Rohde, Kachera Simpson, Donald Singhoff III, Jonathan Siragusa, Alexis Smith, Rose Smith, Kelly Sorn, Derrick Steiber, Brian Strickland, Nhat Ha Tran, Michelle Tritt, Cory Wendling and Nia White.

Eric Wesolowski was named to the fall term dean’s list at Centre College. A graduate of Colerain High School, he is the son of Paul and Cindy Wesolowski. • Matthew King was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. A 2010 graduate of Cincinnati Christian Schools, he is the son of Dave and Sharon King of Colerain Township. • Anna Thomas was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Chatfield College. • Mary Thomas was named to the fall dean’s list at Duquesne University. A graduate student in the Mylan School of Pharmacy, she is the daughter of Robert and Nancy Thomas. • The following students were named to the fall dean’s list at Ohio University: Kellie Asmus, Kelly Braun, Christopher Brausch, Sarah Geers, Samantha Golden, Sarah Grothjan, Mary Hautman, Elliot Hebeler, Joseph Jackson, Alyse Kordenbrock, Bradley Kummer, Sara Lorenz, Bradley Maisch, Shannon Miranda, Jane Mitchell, Mary Mushaben, Anna Nkrumah, Arlissa Norman, Mary Norton, Jermain Onye, Isaac Placke, Tyler Rose, Elizabeth Rosegrant, Derrick Thomas, Robin Tracy, Frank Trotta, Brett Weiler, Jacqueline Wurzelbacher, Chelsea Wylie and Michael Young. • Killian Cummings and Frank Maue were named to the fall semester dean’s list at Wilmington College. • Jeffrey Cepluch, Antoniya Terzieva, Gregory Johnson, Rachel Schmetzer and Sarah Young were named to the fall semester dean’s list via the collaboration between Wilmington College and Cincinnati State Technical and Community College.


The following students graduated from the University of Cincinnati following the autumn quarter: Tiera Allen, bachelor of arts; Hatim Alqadah, master of science; Mishael Appling, bachelor of science; Brandon Autrey, bachelor of business administration; Zachary Behrle, bachelor of business administration; Ann Berling, bachelor of fine arts; Laura Berry, doctor of philosophy; Amanda Birkemeier, master of education; Leah Blanton, bachelor of science; Jason Boys, bachelor of arts; Jon Bragg, bachelor of business administration; Jeffrey Bristol, undergraduate certificate; Samantha Brockfield, bachelor of urban planning; Nga Bui, bachelor of science in health sciences; Paul Calardo, bachelor of fine arts; Hayley Caltrider, master of science in nursing; Brandon Clark, bachelor of science in information technology; Francis Collins, bachelor of business administration; Patricia Daleiden, bachelor of science in nursing; Verkisha Dell, bachelor of social work; Michael DeSantis, doctor of philosophy; Nicholas Dewar, bachelor of arts; Athena Doersam, master of science; Christopher Dooros, bachelor of arts; Jill Ernst, bachelor of arts; Aaron Fitzgerald, master of science; James Flesch, master of science in nursing; Kara Forcellini, bachelor of music; Andrea Gaige, bachelor of science in education; Samuel George, bachelor of business administration; Nicole Grippa, bachelor of science; Nidhi Gupta, master of science; Bryan Haught, master of science in nursing; Michael Heithaus, bachelor of science in industrial management; Christopher Helferich, bachelor of science; Ashley Hoh, associate of applied business; Audrey Kawanari, bachelor of arts;

Anthony Keckeis, associate of arts; Jessica Lawrence, master of science; Fathia Lutfi, bachelor of arts; Alison Maas, bachelor of science; Gina Matacia, associate of applied science; Caitlin McCane, bachelor of arts; Jocelyn McCauley, master of science; Ashley Menzer, bachelor of arts; Lindsey Meyer, bachelor of business administration; Rebecca Miller, bachelor of science in health sciences; Brian Mitchell, master of science; David Neiheisel, bachelor of business administration; Gregory Nelsen, bachelor of business administration; Bryan Nguyen, bachelor of science; Jerald Ovesen, doctor of philosophy; Johnathan Pierson, bachelor of arts; Justin Pool, bachelor of business administration; Nathaniel Pugh, bachelor of fine arts; Rebecca Rauf, bachelor of urban planning; Michael Rehbaum, bachelor of science; Benjamin Robbins, bachelor of business administration; Andrea Russo, bachelor of business administration; Daniel Rust, bachelor of fine arts; Bradley Scheper, bachelor of science in mechanical engineering technology; Craig Schrader, master of science; Thomas Skeen, bachelor of arts; Christopher Snyder, bachelor of science; Rachelanne Sundrup, undergraduate certificate; Stephanie Weaver, master of education; Annetta Weimer, associate of applied science; Tierra White, associate of applied science; Maria Wolf, bachelor of arts; Ann Zoller, associate of applied science; and Bradley Zoz, bachelor of arts.


Colerain High School senior Alison Hoelmer has earned a $6,000 Ambassador Award to attend Ashland University. Hoelmer is the daughter of Scott and Cindy Gulley of Green Township. • Mount Healthy High School senior Angelica Serra has accepted a Buschmann Award from Xavier University. At Mount Healthy, she is active on the academic team, and in mediation and Beta Club. Serra is the daughter of Yuahkeia Sayles and Anthony Serra. She plans to major in natural sciences. The Buschmann Award is based on a student’s record in high school. Amounts vary. • Northwest High School senior Khanh Vy Phan has accepted a Dean’s Award from Xavier University. At Northwest, she is active in the Key Club. Phan is the daughter of My Le and Xuan Tam Phan. All incoming freshmen are evaluated for Xavier’s Trustee and Presidential Scholarships and the Dean’s and Schawe Awards. Award levels vary. • McAuley High School senior Emily Blessing has accepted a Deans’ Award from Xavier University. At McAuley, she is active in the ski club and bowling. The daughter of Sally and Mark Blessing of Colerain Township, she plans to major in occupational therapy. All incoming freshmen are evaluated for Xavier’s Trustee and Presidential Scholarships and the Dean’s and Schawe Awards. Award levels vary. • Colerain High School senior Hayley Hodges has accepted a Buschman Award from Xavier University. At Colerain, she is active in soccer, student government, science club and volunteering. The daughter of Lorrie and Bruce Hodges of Colerain Township, she plans to major in nursing. The Buschmann Award is based on a student’s record in high school. Amounts vary.


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Kindergarten signups to take place March 1


Service notes

Members of the Northwest Local School District Board of Education were recognized for their service during School Board Recognition Month. Front from left: Elaine Gauck, board President Pam Detzel; back from left: Dan Unger, board Vice President David Denny and Jim Detzel.

Northwest preschool registration under way The Northwest Local School District is taking registration now for its preschool program for the 2011-2012 school year. The program is open to district residents only. To qualify, a child must be at least 3 years old and under 5 years of age by Sept. 30. Children must be potty

trained to participate and families will be responsible for transportation. Registration opened on Feb. 1, at the Houston Early Learning Center, 3308 Compton Road. Bring completed enrollment packet, birth certificate, proof of residency, proof of income, your child’s

Social Security card, and identification such as a driver’s license or state ID. Registration packets are available at all elementary buildings including the Houston Early Learning Center and the administrative offices. Call 385-8000 for more information.

COLLEGE CORNER Miscellaneous

Northwest High School senior David Wilson has been accepted into the auto program at the University of Northwestern Ohio. He is the son of Gregg and Carla Wilson of Colerain Township. •

Deborah Feist has been selected by Indiana Wesleyan University’s Division of Adult and Professional Studies and School of Nursing to be included in the 2011 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Faculty members and administra-

tors select nominees based on the student’s scholastic ability, academic activities, community service, Christian commitment and potential for future achievement.

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9 Interior Fixes to Sell a Home Fast

(Part 1 of 2 see Feb. 9th article) Despite low interest rates and declining sale prices, there is still a lot of home inventory available.That means homeowners thinking about selling have to do whatever they can to set their homes apart from the others available. Real estate experts call it“staging,”or presenting the home in the best light so that potential buyers can envision themselves moving right in. Just a few changes here and there can position a home to sell faster than the competition. 1. The nose knows. A house can be perfect inside and out, but if it smells bad, buyers will likely be put off. Make sure there is no noticeable odor, such as pet smells, garbage, stale smoke, etc., to turn off others. 2. Clear out. Make sure the interior looks as spacious as possible. This could mean taking out some furniture and temporarily putting it in storage. Be sure countertops in bathrooms and kitchens are free of clutter. And pack away knick-knacks that can collect dust. 3. Cater to the lazy person. Potential buyers generally want to move in and simply unpack. They don’t want to make major repairs. Therefore, homeowners should do whatever repairs are possible, within reason. If that means tearing down dated wallpaper or replacing carpeting with hardwood floors, it could mean a faster sale. 4. Do a deep cleaning. Whether a cleaning service is hired or the homeowner does it himself, tackling necessary cleaning projects could make the home shine. Now is the time to wash the windows, shampoo the carpets, regrout the bathrooms, and tackle all of those messes that could compromise a sale. Metro Editorial Library 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 the Top Unit Producer for 1999 and 2000 (last year awarded) in the Cincinnati Board of Realtors and Top 1% Residential Real Estate Agent in the Nation.

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The Northwest Local School District is getting ready for kindergarten registration for the 2011-12 school year. Registration opens at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, at the Houston Educational Service Center, 3310 Compton Road. Early entry registration packets are available now at all elementary schools. Students must turn 5 years old on or before Sept. 30. On registration day, parents should bring: • Identification, such as a driver’s license or state identification; • Birth certificate; • Student Social Security number; • Immunization records;

• Proof of custody (if applicable); • Proof of marriage (if applicable); • Current mortgage or commercial lease; (Please refer to enrollment packet for complete residency requirements.) • Completed enrollment packet. Two special registration nights will be held to accommodate parents who work during the day. The first will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 2. The other will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8. Both are at the Houston Educational Service Center, 3310 Compton Road. Call 522-6700, ext. 7, for more information.



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The week at Colerain

• The Colerain girls basketball team beat Sycamore 48-39, Jan. 22. Colerain’s top-scorer was Sheaira Jones with 13 points. On Jan. 26, Colerain beat Fairfield 49-40. Colerain’s topscorer was Jones with 12 points. • The Sycamore boys basketball team beat Colerain 6159, Jan. 25. Colerain’s top-scorer was Elisha Campbell with 20 points. • In boys swimming, Princeton beat Colerain 116-48, Jan. 25. • In girls swimming, Princeton beat Colerain 133-47, Jan. 25. Colerain’s Tory Lekson won the 100 meter breaststroke in 1:21.59.

The week at St. Xavier

• The Elder wrestling team beat St. Xavier 55-11, Jan. 22. St. X’s Gordon beat Rieth in a 23-10 major decision; Joe Heyob beat Morgan 8-0; and Neil Schmidt beat Owensby 8-2. • In basketball, St. Xavier lost 43-33 to Alter, Jan. 25. St. X’s Zacc Yauss was the team’s top-scorer with 12 points. • In bowling, St. Xavier beat La Salle 2,662-2,496, Jan. 25. St. X’s Edward Runkel bowled a 405. La Salle’s Travis Nieman bowled a 370. On Jan. 27, Elder beat St. Xavier. St. X’s Bryan Walsh bowled a 478. • In boys swimming, St. Xavier beat Moeller’s 88 and Elder’s 57 with a score of 160, Jan. 27. St. Xavier won the 200 meter medley relay in 1:40.32; the 200 meter freestyle relay in 1:29.94; and the 400 meter freestyle relay in 3 minutes, 17.70. St. X’s Andrew Brower won the 200 meter freestyle in 1:46.86; Ryan Haas won the 200 meter individual medley in 2:01.94; Matt Montague won the 50 meter freestyle in 22.89; Gabriel Baumgartner won the 100 meter flystroke in 54.70; Jack Hendricks won the 100 meter freestyle in 48.95; Brower won the 500 meter freestyle in 4 minutes, 50.17; and Hendricks won the 100 meter backstroke in 57.57.

The week at La Salle

• The La Salle wrestling team finished 21st with a score of 42 in the Maumee Bay Classic at Oregon Clay HighSchool, Jan. 22. La Salle’s Byrd beat Lima Shawnee’s Croft in a 16-0 technical fall. • In basketball, La Salle beat Chaminade-Julienne 65-34, Jan. 25. La Salle’s top-scorer was Ryan Fleming with 15 points. • In swimming on Jan. 25, Anderson beat La Salle 119-67. La Salle’s Brauning won the 100 meter freestyle in 5 minutes, 5.97; and Brauning won the 100 meter breaststroke in 1:10.86. • In diving, La Salle’ Jimmy McHahon placed first with a score of 318.50, and Kyle Sterwerf placed second with a 162.05. in the 11-Dive Top Finishers at the UC Invitational, Jan. 26. La Salle’s McMahon finished second in the 6-dive top-finishers. • In bowling on Jan. 27, Moeller beat La Salle, 2,5912,280. La Salle’s Travis Nieman bowled a 358.

The week at Mercy

• In bowling, Mercy beat Harrison 2,292-1,628, Jan. 24. Mercy’s Katie Minning bowled a 341. On Jan. 25, Mercy beat St. Ursula 2,392-1,950. Mercy’s Katie Minning bowled a 421. On Jan. 27, Mercy beat McAuley 2,640-2,512. Mercy’s Amy Feie bowled a 411. • In basketball on Jan. 25, Seton beat Mercy 51-43. Mercy’s top-scorer was Kelly Wiegman with 12 points. • The Mercy basketball team beat Mount Notre Dame 68-56, Jan. 27. Mercy’s top-scorer was Emily Budde with 16 points.

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Jones, Fitzpatrick lead surging Lady Cards

By Tony Meale

Last year, the Greater Miami Conference girls basketball title came down to a late-season showdown between Princeton and Colerain. Not this year. Colerain (10-5, 7-3) enters play Jan. 29 in a four-way tie for second place with Lakota East, Sycamore and Mason. “It’s such a tough league,” Colerain head coach Dan Wallace said. “Everybody is beating everybody across the board.” The only team not losing is Princeton (16-0, 10-0), which has won every game this season by double digits. Barring a meltdown, the Vikings will win their second league title in as many years. Wallace conceded that the rest of the GMC is playing for second place, but he wouldn’t mind another crack at Princeton in the postseason. “If we had a second shot against them,” he said, “we might be OK.” Colerain played Princeton on the road Jan. 8. The Cardinals trailed 19-4 after the first quarter but outscored the Vikings 44-42 the rest of the way. Princeton won 61-48. A good effort against a great team, sure. But Wallace, a first-year coach at Colerain, isn’t big on moral victories. “I’m happy with the way our girls played those last three quarters,” Wallace said. “But we thought we had enough talent to win the GMC this year.” Nevertheless, Wallace said the loss to Princeton was the turning point of the season. The loss, which was the Cardinals’ third straight, dropped their record to 6-5 (4-3). Since then, they’ve reeled off four straight wins over GMC rivals Middletown, Harrison, Sycamore and Fairfield. “We’ve responded well,” Wallace said. Junior guard Sheaira Jones leads the team and is fourth in the GMC with 13.9


First-year head coach Dan Wallace, here instructing his team against Fairfield, has the Cardinals in the hunt for a second-place finish in the GMC behind unblemished Princeton.


Colerain junior Sheaira Jones, who leads the Cardinals in scoring, scored a gamehigh 12 points against Fairfield and was 7 of 10 from the foul line.


Colerain High School senior Alexis Fitzpatrick, right, finds an open teammate during a home game against Fairfield Jan. 26. Fitzpatrick, who leads the team in assists, steals and three-point shooting, finished with eight points in the 49-40 win. points per game. She encountered a rough threegame stretch against McAuley, Mason and Princeton in which she shot 6-of-38 (.158) from the floor and averaged just 7.3 points. Colerain went 0-3. “Part of that losing streak was Sheaira not shooting well, but we didn’t shoot well as a team,’ Wallace said. In the four games since, Jones has averaged 16.3 points and shot better than 40 percent from the floor. “Earlier in her career, Sheaira was primarily a slasher and a jump shooter, but she’s really committed

herself to becoming a complete player,” Wallace said. “She defends, she rebounds, she’s always got her head up looking to get people involved – she makes sure she has an impact on the entire game.” The same can be said for Alexis Fitzpatrick, the team’s lone senior starter. She is third on the team in scoring – averaging almost 10 points per game – and is fifth in the GMC in assists (3.3) and second in steals (3.1). She also leads the team in three-point percentage (32.2). “She’s worked hard in practice every day and really committed herself,” Wal-

lace said. “She’s been an anchor for us.” Junior forward Kristen Thompson, meanwhile, is second in the league with 8.2 rebounds per game and pulled down a career-high 17 in a 51-44 win at Hamilton Dec. 22 “Kristen might be the best rebounder I’ve ever seen in girls basketball,” Wallace said. “She’s just a great athlete, and she gets our fast break started. The guards have been boxing out, too, so that helps her.” While the Cardinals are one of the better offensive squads in the GMC – they’re fourth in league in scoring (52.8) and three-point

shooting (28.0) – their work at the foul line needs improvement; Colerain is hitting just 60.6 percent of its shots from the charity stripe, which ranks ninth of 10 teams in the GMC. “That’s something we’re working on,” Wallace said. “As we get toward the end, so many games are going to come down to lay-ups and free throws.” Hitting more foul shots would certainly help Colerain’s chances of finishing among the top three in the league standings for a fourth straight year. “We have to beat the team that are left on our schedule,” Wallace said.

Northwest bowling looking good By Tony Meale

The Northwest High School bowling teams continue to build steam as the postseason nears. The girls team, ranked sixth in the city, won the Fort Ancient Valley Conference tournament Jan. 8, while the boys team, ranked third in the city, finished second behind Glen Este. Both squads are undefeated in league play entering a Jan. 27 home match against Harrison. The Lady Knights (10-3, 6-0) boast the top two bowlers in the FAVC-West and have several others not too far behind. “I’m very impressed with how they’ve grown this year,” Northwest head coach Kenny Goodin said. “After losing two starting

bowlers from last year, this team was very inexperienced and they have stepped up big time.” Seniors Kelsea Arvin (187.7) and Katie Johnson (183.3) lead the league in average. “Kelsea has grown immensely from last season,” Goodin said. “It’s not just her average but also her leadership that has brought this team to the next level. She keeps the team going no matter what the circumstance. “And Katie picked up right where she left off last year,” Goodin continued. “She leads the team with her performance, and she handles the pressure when it arises without any problem.” Ashleigh Hobson (166.2), Abbey Lipps (165.3), Erin Bates (162.2) and Cortney Evans (154.3) have also played pivotal roles for

the Lady Knights. “I have been impressed with all of the girls on the roster,” Goodin said. “Someone new steps up each day.” The boys team, meanwhile, is 12-1 (6-0). The Knights had arguably their most impressive showing of the season at a Jan. 19 tri-match with Oak Hills and Elder, which are ranked first and fifth respectively, in the city. Northwest totaled 2,909 pins to beat both; Oak Hills finished with 2,866, while Elder had 2,748. Five Knights – Jeremy Spohr, James Klinefelter, Alex Obermeyer, Rickey Bender and Ian Millard – average 197.9 or higher. Spohr (210.7) and Klinefelter (207.9) are first and second in the FAVC-West. “The most remarkable thing that I have seen out of Jeremy and James

is that they are leading by example and giving the team everything they have each day,” Goodin said. “It’s nice to be able to put in any bowler on the roster and expect a good game. The hard part is deciding who’s going to do the best on that day, but this is a good problem to have.” Goodin said there are several tough squads in Cincinnati and Dayton to overcome in the postseason, but he added that a trip to Columbus for the state bowling championships is a possibility for both Northwest teams. The state tournament will be March 4-5 at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl. “I really think this team can do something special,” Goodin said, “but they have to get better at hitting their spots consistently.”

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Local football players nab conference honors The Mid-Continental Football League (MCFL) has announced the 2010 All Conference selections with first team, second team, third team and honorable mention categories. Named to the defense first team is DT Terrill Byrd, a Colerain High School graduate out of the University of Cincinnati; and OLB Tommy Sewell, a Western Hills High School graduate out of Ball State University. Included on the second team is DE Sean Middlebrooks, a Western Hills graduate out of Central State. Larry Byndon, a Western Hills graduate who plays the MLB position, was named to the third team along with Finneytown High School graduate and CB Brandon Marton. Dennis Strayhorn, a


La Salle senior Ryan Fleming, left, guards St. Xavier senior Brian Robben. Fleming finished with five points, seven rebounds, three assists and one block.

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Princeton High School graduate, nabbed honorable mention honors. On the offense, Princeton High graduate Christ Stanford, a QB for Ellsworth Community, was named to the second team, along with Western Hill graduate and Ball State OG Carlos Davis Princeton grad Richard Bailey, an OG for West Texas A&M University; and OT Rob Feliciano from Winton Woods High School received honorable mention. Special teams honorable mention went to Joe Vortkamp, an Anderson High School graduate and kicker and punter for College of Mount St. Joseph. The league includes representation covering five states: Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and Kentucky.

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St. Xavier sophomore guard Ben Carroll finds an opening for a layup. He finished with a team-high eight points.

La Salle senior Brandon Neel goes up for a shot against St. Xavier seniors Sean Duggan (24) and Joe Mezher (35). Neel had three assists to go with his 26 points, while Duggan and Mehzer each chipped in six points.


La Salle High School senior Brandon Neel collects two of his game-high 26 points during a road game against St. Xavier Jan. 28. Neel shot 12-of-18 from the floor en route to leading the Lancers to a 46-31 win. The 26 points were the secondhighest total of his career and the most he’s ever scored against a league rival; no one else on either team reached double figures. The win pushed La Salle’s record to 14-2, while St. X fell to 7-8.

• The Northwest boys basketball team lost 75-24 to Harrison, Jan. 22. Northwest’s top-scorer was Candice Jackson with 10 points. • The Winton Woods boys basketball team beat Northwest 80-57, Jan. 25. Northwest’s top-scorer was Quez Evans with 11 points. • In girls bowling, Northwest beat Winton Woods 1,686-1,377, Jan. 24. Northwest’s Ashleigh Hobson bowled a 378. On Jan. 27, Northwest beat Harrison 2,536-2,078. Northwest’s Kelsea Arvin bowled a 418. • In boys bowling on Jan. 27, Northwest beat Harrison 2,887-2,623. Northwest’s James Klinefelter bowled a 449. • The girls basketball team lost 38-34 to Ross, Jan. 26. Northwest’s top-scorer was Alysha Wilson with 15 points. • In wrestling, Northwest beat Norwood 48-30, Jan. 27. Northwest’s Tanner

Blankenhaggen and Joey Va won by forfeit; Brandon Hopkins pinned Collins in 3:22.; Williams won by forfeit; Fox Moeller pinned King in 2:43; Kameron Hardin won by forfeit; and Ameer Daniels pinned Vichers in 27. On Jan. 27, Madeira beat Northwest 46-30. Northwest’s Blankenhaggen, Va, Zac Robbinson and Lee won by forfeit.

The week at McAuley

• In swimming, Walnut Hills placed first with a score of 68 against McAuley’s 53 and Mercy’s 49, Jan. 22. McAuley won the 200 meter medley relay in 2:01.64 and the 200 meter freestyle relay in 1:57.6. McAuley’s Sara Krueger won the 50 meter freestyle in 25.70; and Krueger won the 100 meter freestyle in 56.72. Mercy’s Rachael Hester won the 200 meter individual medley in 2:20.81; Meghan Pope won the 100 meter backstroke in 1:8.25; and Hester won the 100

meter breaststroke in 1:13.92. • In basketball, McAuley beat Mount Notre Dame 63-48, Jan. 25. McAuley’s top-scorer was Jenny Burgoyne with 18 points. On Jan. 27, Ursuline beat McAuley 55-51. McAuley’s top-scorer was Melissa Sherpenberg with 18 points. • In bowling on Jan. 25, Seton beat McAuley 2,528-2,501. McAuley’s Jessica Homer bowled a 402. On Jan. 27, Mercy beat McAuley 2,640-2,512. McAuley’s Alexis Baker bowled a 391.

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Questions about nursing home

Colerain Township trustees must guarantee that if the nursing home proposed for Livingston Road closes, no social service agency will bring in clients that do not benefit the community, nor could the buildings be used for Section 8 housing. Will exterior lights be low wattage to prevent light pollution? Will the nursing home collect rainwater to water landscaping? Will conifers be planted abutting residential property so the neighbors will always have a visual buffer from the traffic entering and exiting including delivery trucks, emergency equipment and staff? Will the sign on Livingston be no higher than 36 inches? Since this is a residential area, except for this one business, there are no other signs to make it difficult for drivers to find this business. Will the second sign measuring

approximately 9 by 8 feet be on the Blue Rock side of the property away from the single family homes? Will this business pay full property taxes benefiting schools, parks and township governments rather than having tax abatements? Home owners will pay for emergency equipment runs to this business plus higher street repair costs resulting from delivery trucks and staff. The business should pay full property taxes to offset these increased costs. Janet Lockwood Peach Grove

Voters scammed

What happened to the transparency we all called for last election? Our new dictator governor Kasich has created his own private government entity with his old Lehman Bros. buddy, Mark Kvamme from Silicon Valley. With Ohio taxpayer money, he

CH@TROOM Which roads in your community are most in need of repair? “North Bend Road needs a total repaving, especially between Colerain Avenue and Hamilton Avenue. Those having residences along there with sidewalks need an education in shoveling snow. Go Figure” “Race Road is a mess.”

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“I don’t travel any roads that need major repairs. We need some SALT on secondary and arterial roads (Jan. 20 and Jan. 21). One only needs to see where township and county or state roads intersect. Colerain Township roads are most often clear where state and county roads are not. “The intersection of River Road near state Route 27 at the county line is frequently an eye- opener: covered in Hamilton County and clear in Butler County more often than not. I do not support yet another tax levy for local roads, period.” D.M. “The roads in Green Township are in excellent condition.” M.S. “West Fork Road needs help in the worse way due to the heavy construction trucks building the new retirement home...There are holes deep enough to cause a major accident if your tire drops in one of them.” B.S. “The installation of several new poles - Duke Energy, traffic lights, street lights, support poles create a aesthetic mess along Winton Road. Crumbling roads such as Brent, Cavalier, Fountainbleu reflect poorly on our community.” J.G. “Harrison Pike from Sheed Road in the curb lane is very bumpy. Is it a drainage problem with the water coming down from the steep hills with no place to go and undermining the road surface? Drive in the center lane to avoid throwing a rod. Drainage is a continuing problem in the curb lane with water sitting in holes.” J.K.

What grade would you give President Barack Obama for

This week’s question What do you think of a proposal to build a nursing home at Livingston and Blue Rock roads? What do you remember about the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion in January 1986 or the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster in February 2003? Every week The Northwest Press asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with “chatroom” in the subject line.

his first two years in office? Do you plan to vote for him in 2012? “I wish he had used his energy on an economic recovery instead of a heath care plan that will be overturned before it takes effect in 2014. “Like Jimmy Carter he will not be re-elected and will also be quickly forgotten. “He has polarized the population only gaining support among those NOT paying taxes or those who are in the country but NOT American citizens. The scary part is those 2 groups are becoming the new majority. Go Figure!” T.D.T. “Mr. Obama gets a D-minus and no, I am not voting for him in 2012.” T.S. “Just after a state dinner for China I cannot grade the President. I’d rather not go there.” D.M. “I would give Obama a D-. I truly believe he does not like America as it was founded, and if given the chance, he would turn this great country into a country that would make his late father, an avowed Marxist, happy. “No, I will not vote for him, no matter what he says or does between now and then.” C.H. “The first two years for President Barack Obama were difficult ones and I’ll give him a ‘B’ I will not vote for him in 2012.” M.S. “I give B.O. an F minus. He is ruining this country.” J.E.T.

says we can’t know what he is doing until next year, after they have set their plan into action and then only subject to public record request. No other government agency can even hold private meetings, let alone spend tax payer dollars under cover of secrecy. These guys are asking the voters of Ohio to hand over our money and not expect an answer on how it’s spent. Ohio should not be run like Lehman Bros. We saw what they did to our 401K retirement money. Now they want the state tax money. We must demand accountability from all levels of our government. Privatization cannot be private with tax dollars. Why is it that Republicans always find a way to skirt the law? We dealt with Coingate. Now this! Tell your representatives that we voted for transparency. Ann Thompson Green Township

Mount Healthy levy

It’s 2011 and most school levies are back on the ballot. Mount Healthy school system is on the ballot for 7.65 mills again on Feb. 8. This is a cost of $228 per year per $100,000 of home value (according to the Hamilton County auditor). This on top of $90 million for the new schools. Plus $1,053,935 from federal education money (taxpayer money per Northwest Press, Oct. 6). Plus $56,000 from Duke Energy (Smart Saver Incentive Program) and a second $130,000 check in January from Duke Energy (again, taxpayer money). Plus the renewal of 1.39 mills in fall 2009. Where has all the money gone? How much taxation to operate the new schools for 3,500 students is enough? Another hefty tax increase is too much at this time. Let’s give the new governor and new representatives of Ohio some time to change the way




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I am 40 years old and have been on Social Security disability benefits for quite awhile. I have recently inherited an IRA. Will any form of distribution, lump sum or partial, affect my benefits?

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Medicare general enrollment is here Need Medicare Part B? If you’re eligible, now is the time to sign up. The general enrollment period for Medicare Part B runs through March 31. Before you make a decision about general enrollment, let me fill you in on some general information. Medicare is a medical insurance program for retired and disabled people. Some people are covered only by one type of Medicare; others opt to pay extra for more coverage. Understanding Medicare can save you money. Here are the facts. There are four parts to Medicare: Parts A, B, C and D. • Part A helps pay for inpatient hospital care, skilled nursing care, hospice care and other services. • Part B helps pay for doctors’ fees, outpatient hospital visits, and other medical services and supplies not covered by Part A. • Part C allows you to choose to receive all of your health care services through a provider organization. These plans, known as

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Medicare advantage plans, may help lower your costs of receiving medical services, or you may get extra benefits for an additional monthly fee. You must have both Parts A and B to enroll in Part C. • Part D is the Medicare Prescription Drug

Program. Most people first become eligible for Medicare at age 65, and there is a monthly premium for Medicare Part B. In 2011, the standard premium is $115.40. Some higherincome individuals pay more than the standard premium. Your Part B premium also can be higher if you do not enroll during your initial enrollment period, or when you first become eligible. There are exceptions to this rule. For example, you can delay your Medicare Part B enrollment without

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having to pay higher premiums if you are covered under a group health plan based on your own current employment or the current employment of any family member. Remember: Most people are automatically enrolled in Medicare Part B when they become eligible. If you don’t enroll in Medicare Part B when you first become eligible to apply and you don’t fit into one of the above categories, you’ll have to wait until the general enrollment period, which is Jan. 1 through March 31 of each year. At that time, you may have to pay a higher Medicare Part B premium. For more information about Medicare, visit Or read our publication on Medicare at 10043.html. Sue Denny is the public affairs specialist for the Cincinnati Downtown Social Security office. Do you have a question about Social Security? Would you like to schedule a free Social Security presentation for your employer, group or organization? E-mail


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Kevin-Michael Chu as Aphrodite, in a scene on Mount Olympus.


Actors from the Play House in the Park Off the Hill play series came to La Salle High School for a performance of “Dis/Troy,” based on “The Iliad.” Four actors each play Greeks, Trojans and the Olympian gods. The Off the Hill play series is made possible by the Fine Arts Fund and the John Schroth Family Charitable Trust, PNC Bank. A performance is set at The Grove Banquet Hall in Springfield Township at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4. Admission is free with support from a Target grant. After watching “Dis/Troy,” guests may sample authentic Greek cuisine prepared by Springfield Township’s local business, Athena Foods. For other Playhouse in the Park productions coming to Springfield Township, visit

Kevin-Michael Chu’s Achilles is in mortal combat with Matthew David Gellin’s Agamemnon who he kills in this scene.

La Salle students were engrossed in the play.




Kevin-Michael Chu as Achilles in an opening scene of the Playhouse in the Park Off the Hill production of “Dis/Troy,” based on the Greek classic epic “The Illiad.


Left, Kevin-Michael Chu as Achilles fights over a woman with Matthew David Gellin as Hector.


Marie Pope as Andromache in one of the closeing scenes.


Kevin-Michael Chu as Aphrodite tries to seduce Marie Pope as Ares to change sides from the Greeks to the Trojan army


Matthew David Gellin as Zeus in Mount Olympus with Colin Gold as Hera, actors from the Play House in the Park with the Off the Hill production of “Dis/Troy,” Based on the Greek classic epic, “The Illiad.”


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FARMERS MARKET 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 from Billy Davis and Mazie Booth, Urban Farmers and more. Presented by College Hill Gardeners. 542-2739; College Hill. HEALTH / WELLNESS

Family-to-Family Course, 6-8:30 p.m., Westwood United Methodist Church, 3460 Epworth Ave., Thursdays through April 21. For family and friends of individuals diagnosed with mental illness to share experiences and connect with others, learn how to provide support and to develop better understanding of mental illness. Registration required. 458-6673. Westwood.


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. Family friendly. Free. 5217003; Springfield Township.


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.


Elvis Show, 7-9 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, With Paul Halverstadt. $10. Registration recommended. 2517977. Riverside.


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.


Thursday Lecture Series, Noon, North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave., Ohio Extension. 521-3462. North College Hill.


Holistic Health and Wellness Group, 7-9 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Learn simple and effective self-care techniques from wisdom of the centuries and our contemporaries to improve body, mind and spirit connections for overall health. Family friendly. Free. 931-5777. Finneytown. F R I D A Y, F E B . 4


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


Wine Tasting, 4-7 p.m., Bridgetown Finer Meats Wine Shop, 6139 Bridgetown Road, $10. 574-3900; Bridgetown. Wine Tasting, 6-8 p.m., bigg’s Delhi, 5025 Delhi Road, Three samples with snacks from the deli and fresh meat counter. $2. 3541700. Delhi Township.


Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls, 9-11 a.m., Twin Towers, 5343 Hamilton Ave., Hader Room. Weekly through March 25. Ages 50 and up. $48 for series. Reservations required. 853-4100; College Hill.


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

MUSIC - BLUES Ricky Nye, 6:30-9:30 p.m., VanZandt, 1810 W. Galbraith Road, Free. 407-6418. North College Hill. MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK

DeJaVu, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977; Riverside.


Brighton Beach Memoirs, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 students and seniors, $17 subscribers. 2416550; West Price Hill. Dis/Troy, 7 p.m., Springfield Township Civic Center, 9150 Winton Road, Part of Playhouse Off the Hill series, prices vary by location. Adaptation by Yokanaan Kerns, based on Homer’s “The Iliad.” Presented by Playhouse in the Park. 345-2242; Finneytown. S A T U R D A Y, F E B . 5


Northminster Fine Arts Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Northminster Presbyterian Church, 703 Compton Road, More than 45 artists showcasing fine artwork including oil paintings, pencil sketches, watercolors, pottery, wood turning, photography, fabric art and jewelry. Pottery, watercolors and weaving for children. Music by more than 200 local musicians. Benefits City Gospel Mission. Free. 931-0243; Finneytown.


William Henry Harrison Birthday Memorial Ceremony, 11 a.m., William Henry Harrison Tomb State Memorial, 1 Cliff Road, Tribute Walk begins 10:45 a.m. from the North Bend Administration Building, 21 Taylor Ave. Ceremony begins 11 a.m. at tomb. Luncheon at Miami Township hall follows. Luncheon reservations to required. Presented by Village of North Bend. 941-0610; North Bend.

For more about Greater Cincinnati’s dining, music, events, movies and more, go to Brighton Beach Memoirs, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 students and seniors, $17 subscribers. 2416550; West Price Hill.


Ladies Game Night, 7:30 p.m.-midnight, St. John Neumann Church, 12191 Mill Road, Friendly competition with your own games. Raffle baskets, piñata with mystery treat and split-the-pot. Benefits St. John Neumann Women’s Organization. Ages 21 and up. $10. 674-7456. Springfield Township.


Star 64 at the Movies Auditions, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Northgate Mall, 9501 Colerain Ave., Open auditions to replace Jennifer Hartig and appear with Storm Bennett hosting weekend afternoon movies and at events around town. Ages 18 and up. Applications available at mall customer service desk. Presented by WSTR-TV. Colerain Township. S U N D A Y, F E B . 6


All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast, 8:30-11:30 a.m., American Legion Post 513, 7947 Hamilton Ave., Eggs, omelets, bacon, goetta, ham, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, fried potatoes, fruit and muffins. $8, free ages 6 and under. Through April 3. 729-0061. Mount Healthy.


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.


Bob Cushing, 8 p.m., Shamrock Tavern, 251 Main St., 941-8277. Addyston.


A Night of Worship with Ronnie Freeman, 7:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., With Etta Avenue, New Royal and ONE38. Doors open 6:30 p.m. 825-8200; Forest Park.


Murder Mystery Dinners, 7 p.m., Mill Race Banquet Center, 1515 W. Sharon Road, “Magical Mystery Murder.” Cash bar. Audience participation. Adults. Dinner at 7 p.m. Show starts 8 p.m. Doors open 6:30 p.m. $34 plus tax; vehicle permit required. Reservations required. 521-7275; Springfield Township.


Caregivers Support Group, 3:30-5 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, For those who care for or supervise the frail, elderly or disabled. Free. 931-5777. Finneytown. M O N D A Y, F E B . 7


West Hills Music Club Meeting, 1 p.m., Green Township Branch Library, 6525 Bridgetown Road, A Window on the Past: Music and academic education in Antebellum America. Performers are Jewel Smith and Tami Morris. Guests welcome. Refreshments. Free. Presented by West Hills Music Club. 481-3376. Green Township. Monthly Meeting, 11 a.m.-noon, Mount Healthy Historical Society, 1546 McMakin Ave., Presented by Mount Healthy Business Association, Inc.. 923-1985; Mount Healthy.



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


Playhouse in the Park’s production of “Dis/Troy” is on tour of 16 community centers across the region. The play will be at the Springfield Township Civic Center, 9150 Winton Road, at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4. “Dis/Troy” is a theatrical adaptation of Homer’s “The Iliad” by playwright Yokanaan Kearns. It’s recommended for ages 10 and up. Admission is free. Pictured are KevinMichael Chu, Colin Gold and Matthew David Gellin.


Challenging Performances Series, 3 p.m., Northern Hills Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, 460 Fleming Road, With Mark Tollefson, pianist. Reception follows concert. $10, free for children and student musicians with ID. Presented by Challenging Performances. 984-8320; Springfield Township.

Wilton Cake Decorating Class, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Michaels-Colerain Township, 9490 Colerain Ave., 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. Fifty percent discount on class fees for January and February classes. Registration required. 741-4710; Colerain Township.

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


Charlie Runtz, 6:30-10 p.m., Black Sheep Bar & Grill, 3807 North Bend Road, With special guest Chad Runtz. 481-6300. Cheviot.


Bop Club Dance, 7-11 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, Dance lessons 7-8 p.m., except last Tuesday of month. $3, free members. Presented by Cincinnati Bop Club. 251-7977; Riverside.


Joyce Young Exhibit, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Arlington Memorial Gardens, Free. 521-7003; Springfield Township.



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



Cincinnati Parks: Past, Present and Future, 3-4 p.m., Twin Towers, 5343 Hamilton Ave., The Centennial Master Plan: The Future of Cincinnati Parks. 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.

Over 55 Dance, 2-5 p.m., Delhi Senior and Community Center, 647 Neeb Road, Nonmembers welcome. Music by Nelson. $5. Presented by Delhi Seniors. Through June 5. 451-3560. Delhi Township.

Job Search Seminar, 1:30-3 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Weekly speakers advise job seekers on how to conduct an effective job search. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown. The History of Christianity, 4:15-5:15 p.m., Twin Towers, 5343 Hamilton Ave., Hader Room. Historian Robert Howe details major events throughout history of Christian religion. Ages 50 and up. Free. 853-4100. College Hill.

Income Tax Help, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave., Bring 1099s, W-2s and any other tax forms and last year’s tax returns. Free. Registration required. 521-3462. North College Hill. Poker Tournament, 1-3 p.m., North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave., Play for cash prizes and trophy. Chips provided. $2. 521-3462. North College Hill. W E D N E S D A Y, F E B . 9

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, Flowers and Cake Design: Build on skills you learned in the Decorating Basics Course. Includes creating icing flowers such as pansies, lilies and roses, arranging and framing with a border treatment or basketweave design. Registration required. 741-4710; Colerain Township.


Year-Round Gardening, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Rain Gardens: solutions to aid in storm water management. Learn new ideas for planning and maintaining garden throughout the year. Adults only. 385-3313; Monfort Heights.



Board Game Night, 6-10 p.m., Yottaquest, 7607 Hamilton Ave., Bring your own board games, other games also provided. Play games from all genres and eras. Free. 9231985; Mount Healthy.


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


Trees After Work, 5:15 p.m., Fernbank Park, 60 Thornton Ave., Walk makes stops to identify 10 kinds of trees. Meet at playground. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Sayler Park. Recycling and Landfill Tour, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., LaBoiteaux Woods, 5400 Lanius Lane, Learn recycling, composting and ways to save resources and landfill space. Hike to observe nature’s recycling, educational games and simulation of water cycle as a water drop. For home school families. Ages 8-11. $5. Registration required by Feb. 4. Presented by Cincinnati Parks. 542-2909. College Hill.

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North College Hill Community Concerns Meeting, 7 p.m., North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave., All residents welcome. Presented by North College Hill Community Concerns Group. 521-3462. North College Hill. Monthly Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Mount Healthy Historical Society, 923-1985; Mount Healthy.


Wine Dinner, 7 p.m., Maury’s Tiny Cove Steak House, 3908 Harrison Ave., Special Valentine’s dinner menu. All inclusive. $45. Reservations required. 662-2683; Cheviot.


Find artwork relating to the themes of evolution, metamorphosis and change that celebrate the life and work of Charles Darwin in the Cincinnati Museum Center's new exhibit, "Form from Form: Art from Discovery." Paintings, ceramics, sculptures and mixed media are all inspired by Darwin. It is through March 13 in the John A. Ruthven Gallery. Pictured is "Metamorphosis No. 56," by January Marx Knoop. For information, call 800-733-2077 or visit

The Basics of Memory Loss, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Twin Towers, 5343 Hamilton Ave., The Montgomery Room. Information about memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease from the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati. 853-4100; College Hill.


International performing artist Tatiana “Tajci” Cameron, pictured, comes to the Aronoff Center for the Arts Jarson-Kaplan Theater at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, for the musical "My Perfectly Beautiful Life." It is the story of four women in search of balance and self discovery. Cameron wrote the music and lyrics. It is directed by Caitlin A. Kane and presented by Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative. Tickets are $7; $4, students. Call 513-621-2787 or visit


Northwest Press

February 2, 2011


All some people need is just a good listening to really listening to Hearing and listening are another, he or she may two entirely different things. at times lean a little We all hear way too much toward them in consound as noise. centration to catch Hearing occurs when every word. sounds and words are physDeep listening is an ically received by our ears. If art to be cultivated. we’re engaged in a converNot many people are sation, we hear the other’s Father Lou accomplished at words, interpret what they Guntzelman engaging in it. probably mean, and then In fact, it would be fashion a response. Perspectives interesting to ask ourOrdinarily, we spend selves the question, “In most of our lives engaged in conversations of this sort – not my lifetime, name at least five great substance but informational people I found I could turn to and polite, like a veneer on wood. when I needed them to be a good Listening goes deeper than listener to me.” True listening, empathic listenhearing. It’s interesting to note the etymology of the word “listen.” It ing, is essential. It’s one of the comes from the Anglo-Saxon root main reasons we go to counselors word meaning to list, i.e. to tilt as and even pay them. It’s to have a ship lists to one side. It leans a someone listen to the story of our life, take us seriously in a nonlittle. The word arose from the obser- judgmental way, and understand. How heartwarming when we vation that when one person is

find such a person. That doesn’t mean they agree or disagree, but that they grasp what we’re going through inwardly. Our deepest inner experiences can only make their appearance in the world – and eventually be accepted by us – when someone else glimpses them and understands. By doing this, another person validates our own experience of ourselves. Listening is not only hearing words, but “hearing the speaker’s feelings” along with the words. Hearing only a flow of words is like hearing the words of a song but not the music that enhances them. When we actually listen, we grasp the music as well. To be a good listener we need compassion and empathy. What happens if any one of us tries to be a good listener when someone asks us to be?

It means I will pick up much more than the words they say. I will detect unspoken aspects such as the emotions that vibrate in their voice. I’ll note their body language, eyes and facial expressions as well as the speed that accompanies their words. I’ll call to mind as much as I know of their life experiences. I won’t be focused mentally on my own responses but on them as I trustingly look them in the eye. I won’t always have something clever to say, but I will respond to them honestly with respect and confidentiality. An adolescent undergoing the turmoil of their changing world is usually depicted as the typical example of someone not being listened to. That’s often true. But the truth is that every stage of life looks for a genuine listener. Consider the aged. Consider spouses. Consider

yourself. So here we are in the Age of Information. Look at all those people on cell phones: tweeting, textmessaging, fingering thousands of apps. Think of all the conversations today and tonight on computers and telephones. Imagine all the words that flow back and forth. See Dick. See Dick talk. Talk, Dick, talk! But what good is all the talk if no one really listens? Our hearts experience the failure to be listened to as an absence of concern. It implies that no one is interested in walking over the bridge between us. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

What are your rights when you get a repair? Do you know your rights when a serviceman comes to your house to repair or service something? Unfortunately, all too often consumers learn the price after the work has already been done and it’s time to pay the bill. Laverne Wilson of Batavia said she had no idea what the final bill would be when her recliner chair stopped working after three years. “The back wouldn’t go back – some days it would and some days it wouldn’t. So, in December I called the manufacturer and they said the warranty had ended,”

Wilson said. Wilson agreed to pay $120 for a serviceman to come to her home Howard Ain to see if it Hey Howard! could be fixed. “He came out and looked at the chair. He turned it over and said, ‘I don’t think we can get the parts for that anymore.’ But he said, ‘I just happen to have a kit with me. Some lady ordered the parts and decided not to have the chair fixed, so I

just happen to have it.’ ” Wilson said she agreed to have the repairman use the kit. She said he had to cut the massage and heat sections of the chair to get the back working – and promised to return with more parts. “He never said a word about it costing more. So, I thought it was just $120,” she said. Wilson said the manufacturer called a few days later to tell her, “ ‘Before we order the parts we want you to understand it’s going to be $250 for what he’s already done.’ I said, ‘Oh my goodness. I wouldn’t

have had it done had I known it was going to cost that.’ ” Wilson said she told the repair company not to charge her for the repair because she didn’t approve, but was told she would be charged because the work had already been done. Ohio consumer law says you must get an estimate for any repair or service costing more than $25. In fact, you must sign a contract stating what type of estimate you want: oral,

written or no estimate at all. “I didn’t sign anything,” said Wilson. “He didn’t tell me anything. I didn’t see (any) papers. I wondered about that because even the warranties I’ve had on other appliances and things, you signed something when they came.” Wilson said she’s now disputing the charge with her credit card company. The company does have a right to come back and take off the repair kit, but it will have to return the chair

to the condition it was in – with the massage and heat sections working. Kentucky does not have such an estimate law. Therefore, it’s important to remember, no matter where you live, always ask up front what the cost will be before agreeing to any repair or service. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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Go for the extra point with these gameday goodies

Buddy Boy pizza

I’ve shared a Big Boy pizza recipe in the past, and this one is just as good. 1 Boboli pizza shell Frisch’s tartar sauce Hamburger dill pickles

Shaved ham Grated Swiss cheese Spread a nice layer of tartar sauce on the shell. Add pickles, ham and Swiss. Bake at 375 degrees until cheese melts, about 10 minutes or so.

Texas caviar

This is a healthier alternative than the norm, but still so yummy. 2 cans, approximately 15 oz. each, black-eyed peas, drained 1 can, 14.5 oz., petite diced tomatoes, drained 2 jalapeños, seeded and minced – more or less to taste 1 small onion, diced very small 1 ⁄2 yellow bell or other colored bell pepper, diced very small Handful or so chopped cilantro 1 ⁄3 cup each: red wine vinegar and olive oil Salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste: start with 1⁄2

teaspoon 1 teaspoon dry oregano 2 teaspoons cumin Mix everything together. Cover and refrigerate anywhere from a couple of hours to a day. Before serving, adjust seasonings. I like to add extra vinegar, salt and pepper. Serve with favorite chips.

Seven layer dip

Guests can’t get enough of this. 1 pouch taco seasoning 1 can, approximately 16 oz., refried beans 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature 2 cups sour cream 16-oz. jar salsa 2 large tomatoes, chopped 1 bell pepper, chopped 1 bunch green onions, sliced Iceberg lettuce, shredded 6-oz. can sliced black olives, drained 8 oz. shredded Mexican

blend or Cheddar cheese, or more to taste Mix taco seasoning and beans. Spread onto platter. Mix sour cream and cream cheese. Spread over beans. Top with salsa, tomatoes, peppers, onions and lettuce. Sprinkle with cheese. Garnish with olives. Serve with chips.

Crockpot chicken wings

These are spicy, sweet and sticky. Have plenty of napkins! Go to taste on the sauce. 3 pounds chicken wings, patted dry with wing tips cut off and each wing cut at the joint to make two Salt and pepper 11⁄2 to 2 cups favorite barbecue sauce 1 ⁄3 cup honey 2 teaspoons each: mustard and Worcestershire Tabasco to taste (opt.) Season wings and run under broiler until nicely browned on each side. Put

Teams wanted for literacy spelling bee Great American Insurance Group presents the Scripps Spelling Bee to benefit the Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati (LNGC) on Tuesday, March 1, at Xavier University’s Schiff Conference & Banquet Center at the Cintas Center. Teams of three from area businesses and organizations will square off in an old-fashioned spelling bee

conducted in rounds of increasing difficulty and three talented corporate spellers will be granted the title of Best Spellers in Cincinnati. Proceeds support LNGC’s children and adult programs. Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati is reaching out to community organizations and corporations to participate and

increase the literacy cause in a variety of different ways including organizing a team to spell at the event or being an event sponsor. “The spelling bee is our largest fundraiser of the year. We could not provide the much needed services without the support of our corporate sponsors. We are extremely grateful to Great American Insurance Group

Hillebrand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Hillebrand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center employee Tina Osie recognized as “Hero of Long Term Care January 2011”. Ohio Healthcare Association, the state’s largest organization representing long-term care facilities, has honored Cincinnati, Ohio Food Service Manager, Christina Osie, employee of Hillebrand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, as its January 2011 “Hero of Long Term Care”. The organization chooses one long-term care employee each month to honor for their service to long-term caregivers, residents and the community. Christina Osie, Food Service Manager at Hillebrand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Cincinnati, was selected by the Ohio Health Care Association (OHCA) as its Hero of Long-Term Care for the month of January, 2011. Osie will be honored at theAssociation’s 2011Annual Convention in Columbus, and will be featured on the OHCA website ( during the month of January. Dan Suer, LNHA, Administrator at Hillebrand, says that Osie is passionate about serving the company’s residents and the facility. “Tina is dedicated to satisfying her residents and providing comfort with food,” said Suer. “In addition, she conveys this passion to her many long term staff, and it is reflected in their care and our residents’ satisfaction.” “She is here every holiday ensuring our residents and guests have a fantastic meal and their guests witness her excellence in quality food.” Osie has worked at Hillebrand for more than 21 years, starting as a Dietary Aide and quickly moving through the department until taking the manager’s position in 2000. “We have been extremely lucky to have her in that position ever since,” said Rhonda Souders, Staff Development Coordinator at Hillebrand. Osie helped develop the facility’s “select menu” program in the early 1990s, and has been a part of its improvement over the years. She initiated a “Themed Meals” program, as well as a program to provide centerpieces in the resident dining areas at Hillebrand She serves on the Open Dining Program Committee, and is invited to attend every Resident Council Meeting. In addition to her work at Hillebrand, Osie is in charge of menu preparation at her Green Township hometown Senior Citizen’s Club; she also assists with her church spaghetti dinners and as a fund raiser for a local Girl Scout Troop. She participates in preparing meals for local first responders, and for needy families during holidays and festivals. Osie is instrumental to the success of the facility Holiday Open House, family picnic and other special occasions, where she is viewed as a culinary artist. “Tina is especially well-loved at Hillebrand by staff and residents alike,” said Souders. We are proud to nominate her for this award, and she is truly our Hero of Long-Term Care for not just stepping up to the plate, but going beyond!” The Ohio Health Care Association is a non-profit association of more than 700 nursing homes, assisted living residences, and facilities for people with mental retardation and developmental disabilities, representing 64,000 individuals. It is the largest long-term care association in the states, and the only chartered Ohio affiliate of the American Health Care Association, representing more than 12,000 long-term care facilities nationwide. Hillebrand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 4320 Bridgetown Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45211 CE-0000444188

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for being our presenting sponsor. Their commitment to improving the lives of those who struggle with basic literacy is commendable,” said Kathy Ciarla, Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati’s president. “Great American Insurance Group is helping to create a stronger community.” If your company or organization would like to compete to be the “Best Spellers in Cincinnati” or sponsor this beneficial event please contact LNGC at 513621-7323 or visit

into sprayed crockpot. Combine sauce ingredients and pour over chicken. Cover. Cook on low for four hours or on high for two hours.

Like Seven Hills BBQ

Boone County reader Virginia Langsdale shares this popular recipe. “Very similar to Seven Hills sloppy joes. Found it in a Florence Christian Church cookbook published way back in 1969. It was sent in by Kay Garnett who said she fixed it often for her family. It is so good,” said Virginia. 1 pound ground beef 1 large onion, chopped 1 bell pepper, chopped 2 tablespoons sugar 1 ⁄4 teaspoon ground cloves 1 tablespoon vinegar 1 tablespoon dry mustard 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup ketchup Mix everything together.

Cook over low heat for 45 minutes. I told Virginia you could serve on buns with slaw, if you like, or with a dollop of Cheez Whiz on top, with an onion bun.

Online recipe

Rita’s yeast raised glazed doughnuts: Check out my online version of this column at for the recipe.

Notes from our readers

Cheryl Raine made my chicken chili for her Mount Healthy United Methodist Church’s annual chili cookoff and won first place. She added a “healthy dose of Jamaican jerk seasoning (at least 2 tablespoons).” Now that’s what I like to hear. Taking my recipe and making it better. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


Alex L. Baker has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as “Operation Warrior Forge,” at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash. Baker is the son of Kathryn Baker, he is a 2006 graduate of St. Xavier High School.


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Marshall J. Reid graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as “Operation Warrior Forge,” at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash. The cadet is a student at the University of Cincinnati. Reid is the son of Mark J. and Mary M. Reid, He is a 2007 graduate of La Salle High School.


Army Reserve Lt. Col. Louis M. Sand is returning to the U.S. after a deployment. The lieutenant colonel served in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Southwest Asia. Sand, a future operation stability team leader, is assigned to the 354th Civil Affairs Brigade, Riverdale, Md. The reservist has served in the military for 28 years. He is the son of Almut Lampsat.

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FOP Lodge 113 President James Ruhl presents Colerain Township Police Officer Andy Demeropolis with a plaque recognizing him as the lodge’s officer of the year.

Demeropolis honored by FOP lodge Colerain Township Police Officer Andy Demeropolis, the school resource officer at Northwest High School and a 33-year veteran of the Colerain Township Police Department, was recognized tonight as Officer of the Year for the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 113. FOP Lodge 113 President James Ruhl presents a plaque to Colerain Township Police Officer Andy Demeropolis recognizing him as the lodge’s Officer of the Year. Lodge President James Ruhl presented Demeropolis with a plaque at the meeting of the Colerain Township

Board of Trustees. The honor was bestowed at the lodge’s meeting last month, but the membership also honors the officer in his community as well. Following the death of two Northwest High School students in a crash in 2007, Demeropolis started a Driving Angels group, initially set up to help students with the grieving process. But the program moved from assistance with grieving deaths to preventing them following a third fatal teen driving accident in 2009. The Driving Angels message developed into a safe driving education pro-

gram to try to reduce the likelihood that local teens would be involved in traffic accidents. “Andy put in many hours of his own time to make the program grow,” Ruhl said. Now if students are cited by the police for a minor traffic offense they are given the option to attend the Driving Angels program or go to court. After successful completion of the program, the citation will be voided. Demeropolis attends all of the classes and graduations. The classes are taught by students trained by police,

fire, emergency medical service and safety personnel. “This honor is traditionally given to officers for saving lives, risking their own to make the world a better place,” Ruhl said. “This award is special. It didn’t happen in a one-year period. This is a dedicated officer. The compassion and loyalty to his cause made this award special not only to his brothers and sisters of the FOP lodge, but to the entire community.” Ruhl said Demeropolis and the program will be recognized in a national FOP magazine this spring.



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Alonzo Chadwell

Alonzo Chadwell, 85, Colerain Township, died Jan. 26. Survived by children Glen Chadwell, Lois Norton; grandchildren Angela Mascari, Shelia Norton; great-grandchildren Brittany, Jimmy Mascari, Josh Norton, Jason Knueven. Preceded in death by wives Edythe, Doris, grandson Cliffy Norton. Services were Jan. 31 at Neidhard-Gillen Funeral Home.

Sandra Bishop

Richard G. England II, 55, died Jan. 20. Survived by sisters Sandra Heady, Karen (Joseph) Burnett; brother-in-law Ralph Weis; nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by sister Cheryl Weis. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Edward Bossman

Edward L. Bossman, 82, Green Township, died Jan. 22. He was a mechanic for Cincinnati Gas & Electric. He was an Army veteran of Korea and recipient of the Bronze Star. Survived by wife Jeannine Bossman; sons Terrence (Frances), Jeffery (Virginia), Robin Bossman; siblings John and Larry Bossman, Rosemary Robben, Margie Berger; grandchildren Catherine, Alan Bossman. Services were Jan. 27 at Pilgrim United Church of Christ. Arrangements by Gump-Holt Funeral Home. Memorials to: Shriners Hospital, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229.




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George W. “Bill” Bettner, 77, died Jan. 16. Survived by brother-in-law Walter Kruer; nieces and nephews Debbie (Gary) Wuest, Beth (Steve) Coyle, Mike, Walter “Willie” (Eileen) Kruer. Preceded in death by parents George, Henrietta Bettner, sister Kathryn Kruer. Services were Jan. 21 at St. Simon the Apostle. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to a local animal shelter.

Sandra Daniels Bishop, 51, died Jan. 14. She was a banquet server for the Hyatt Regency Survived by husband Morgan Bishop Jr.; children James, Larry, Roger, Michael, Sharmel Brown. Preceded in death by parents Earl, Reba Daniels. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home.


Richard England

He was a Vietnam era Army veteran. Survived by children Connie (Paul) Lloyd, Catherine (Art) Kennedy, Sharon Richmond, Karen Putteet, Charlene Wells, James J. Griffis; grandchildren Brandy, Bruce, Troy, Teaionna, Kevin, Sarah, Bryan, Tiffany, Daniel Jr., Stephany, Justin; brothers R.L., Cordell Griffis; former wife Caroldeen Cobb; nine great grandchildren. Preceded in death by siblings Ward, Otis, J.B., Dewitt, Homer, Willard, Ogalee Griffis. Services were Jan. 25 at Ralph Meyer and Deters Funeral Home.

Lucas Harmon

Gale A. Goodale, 76, died Jan. 23. He was a mechanic and an Air Force veteran. Survived by wife Mary Goodale; children Sandra Bailey, Melissa Mullaney, Joseph, Timothy Goodale; brothers Leland, Elmo Goodale; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Services are 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 28, at St. Gabriel. Arrangements by West Cobb Funeral Home, Marietta, Ga.

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Lucas Columbus Harmon, 90, died Jan. 22. He was a machinist with International Nickel. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survived by daughters Trena Harmon, Rita Weisman; 11 grandchildren; Harmon 23 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Ada Harmon, daughters Roma Crump, Norma Hale, sisters Ellen Sirader, Cleo Blankenship. Services were Jan. 26 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home.

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Jan. 25. She was a licensed practical nurse. Survived by children Sherry Ray, Steve (Peggy), Greg (Bonnie), Jeannie Hendren; grandchildren Hendren Travis, Lori, Frank, Shelly; sister Linda (Don) Smith; nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Calvin Hendren. Services were Jan. 28 at Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, 644 Linn St. Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Dottie Hollenkamp

Dorohy “Dottie” Krebs Hollenkamp, 83, died Jan. 26. Survived by son Jerry (Nancy) Hollenkamp Jr.; grandchildren Carly, Spencer Hollenkamp. Preceded in death by husband Jerry HolHollenkamp lenkamp Sr., granddaughter Aubrey Rose Hollenkamp, sister Mary (Bob) Oker. Services are 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4, St. Ignatius of Loyola. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: Aubrey Rose Foundation, 7805 Affinity Place, Cincinnati, OH 45231.

George Kiefler

George “Yahts” Kiefler, 76, Colerain Township, died Jan. 20. Survived by wife Betty; children Tammy (Charles) Compton, Charles McKinney, Kimm (Andy) Dillman; grandchildren Kristina (Mike) Ott, Kassie Compton, Drew, Derek, Katie Dillman; great-grandchildren Chase, Chandler, Layne Ott. Services were Jan. 25 at the Arlington Memorial Gardens Chapel. Arrangements by Neidhard-Gillen Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Cancer Society.

Martha McFarland

Martha Sowders McFarland, 79, Colerain Township, died Jan. 23. Survived by children Janet (Ray) Barreras, Glenn (Theresa) Pyles, Jim (Linda) McFarland; grandchildren Brian, Joe, Molly, Becky, Jennifer, Elizabeth; great-grandchildren Tyler, McKenzi, Morgan, Paige, Kylie, Lukas, Dillan, Nathan, Carson, Conner, Jack, Isabella, Trevor; siblings Floy Davis, Willie Souders. Preceded in death by husband George McFarland. Services were Jan. 27 at Neidhard-Gillen Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

Robert Morse

Robert MacGregor Morse, 89, died Jan. 22. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific and was among the first troops at Nagasaki; a 20-year member of the Army National Guard, retiring as a major; a member of the Association of Free and Accepted

Masons; a 32nd-degree Shriner; and a member of the Caledonian Pipe Band. Survived by wife, Sally Morse; children Robert, Cynthia Morse, Pieter, Theodore Elmendorf; grandchildren Katie, Erik, Megan, Alexander, Ian Elmendorf; great-grandson Grayson Elmendorf. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to Shriners Hospital.

Marlene O’Brien

Marlene Mayhaus O’Brien, 73, Green Township, died Jan. 22. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Greg, Dan (Kellie) O’Brien, Pam (Tim) Peters; grandchildren Kevin, Kelly, Erin, Ashley, Austin, Jake O’Brien, Bryan, Nick, O’Brien Matt Peters; siblings Chuck, Jane Mayhaus, Carol Manning, Marjo, Rick O’Brien. Preceded in death by husband Jack O’Brien. Services were Jan. 26 at Our Lady of the Visitation. Arrangements by Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 452633597.

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John Robards

John Walton Robards, 80, died Jan. 13. He worked for the Ford Motor Company. He was an Army veteran. Survived by wife Janet Carrol Robards; sons John, Dennis (George), Kevin (Carol) Robards; sister Eva Jean Turley; grandchildren Susan, Sarah, Daniel, Josh, Evie, Alison, Ashley; five great-grandchildren. Services are 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at Dent Baptist Church. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Theresa Schneider

Theresa Juengling Schneider, 85, Green Township, died Jan. 23. She was machine operator for Jergens. Survived by daughters Victoria (Steven) Midkiff, Mary Ann Schneider; grandchildren Anthony Samuelson, JesSchneider sica Dillon, David Midkiff; sister-in-law La Verne Juengling; six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Victor Schneider, grandson Andrew Midkiff, siblings Anthony, Lawrence, Jerome, Margie, Eleanor, Rita Juengling. Services were Jan. 29 at St. Jude Church.

Donald Strasser

Donald P. Strasser, Green Township, died Jan. 19. He was a selfemployed general contractor. He was an Army veteran of Korea. Survived by children Michael,

Todd (Deborah), Dawn Strasser. Preceded in death by wife Gloria. Services were Jan. 27 at the Arlington Memorial Garden Cemetery Strasser Chapel. Arrangements by Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, c/o Development Department, 11900 Conrey Road, Cincinnati, OH 45249.

Bernice Tenbrink

Bernice Waechter Tenbrink, 87, Green Township, died Jan. 25. She was a homemaker. Survived by children James (Deborah) Tenbrink, Peggy (late Gerald) Kleiner, Connie (William) Mohr; grandchildren Tenbrink Eric (Sarah) Kleiner, Kari (Brad) Raisor, Jodie (Paul) Cherwick, Jeff (Felicia), Jon (Angela) Mohr, Kelly (Ana Lisa), Shawn, Patrick Tenbrink; sister Audrey (Dick) Reardon; six greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Harry Tenbrink, brother Robert Waechter. Services were Jan. 28 at St. Aloysius Gonzaga. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, 5530 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45239 or Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.

William Thesken

William Raymond Thesken, 101, died Jan. 9. He was an auto

mechanic for Buick car dealerships for over 50 years. Survived by children James (Cindy), Roger (Geraldine) Thesken, Linda (George) Harrington; sister Theodora Schubert; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Dorothy Thesken, parents Theodore, Clara Thesken, granddaughter Christine. Services were Jan. 17 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Heart Association.

Ronald Thompson Sr.

Ronald E. “Chief” Thompson Sr., 71, died Jan. 11. Survived by wife Frances Thompson; children Preston (Wadina), Ronald (Taniesha) Thompson Jr., Samantha (Todd) Sharfe, Raven (Jeremy Cobbins) Moody; grandchildren Ryan, Ronald III, Tiya, Kendal, Preston, Jonathan, Brandon, Isaiah, Logan, Zakiya, Zanyha; two greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by daughter Regina Dunn. Services were Jan. 15 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the Asthma Center.


Damarco Brown, born 1992, aggravated burglary and felonious assault, 1116 Groesbeck Road, Jan. 20. Dennis Howard Day, born 1984, breaking and entering, 2618 Chesterfield Court, Jan. 21. Taneisha Whitlow, born 1988, unlawful use of vehicle joyriding, 5564 Colerain Ave., Jan. 19. Maurice Lee, born 1978, criminal trespass, 5530 Hamilton Ave., Jan. 1. Andre T. Brown, born 1980, possession of open flask, 1440 W. North Bend Road, Jan. 14. Larissa D. Creola, born 1966, city income tax, Jan. 7. Madell Lockett, born 1978, domestic violence, 1170 Homeside Ave., Jan. 9. Seyed Khodamrazvi, born 1979, assault, 1500 Groesbeck Road, Jan. 4. Thaddeus B. Wallace, born 1970, assault, 6026 Hamilton Ave., Jan. 4. Fransisco Guzman, born 1966, receiving stolen property and possession of open flask, 5779 Ken-

neth Ave., Jan. 22. Gordan Pitcher, born 1985, aggravated menacing and domestic violence, 5798 Belmont Ave., Jan. 24. Timothy Bryant, born 1988, possession of open flask, 5779 Kenneth Ave., Jan. 22. Anthony Williams, born 1982, telecommunication harassment and criminal damaging and endangering, 4868 Hawaiian Terrace, Jan. 21. Dionte Armstead, born 1987, drug possession, 4868 Hawaiian Terrace, Jan. 7. Edward Collins, born 1987, resisting arrest, obstruction of official business and assault, 5100 Colerain Ave., Jan. 23. Greg Donaldson, born 1989, having weapon withd rug conviction and carrying concealed weapon, 5564 Colerain Ave., Jan. 19. Jessica Mullens, born 1988, disorderly conduct, 5700 Colerain Ave., Jan. 22. Ronnie Ed Turney, born 1974, abduction, 2618 Chesterfield Court, Jan. 25. Shannon Crutchfield, born 1970, telecommunication harassment an domestic violence, 2735 Hillvista Lane, Jan. 18. Dennis Howard Day, born 1984, drug

John N. “Jack” Wittwer, 78, Green Township, died Jan. 18. He was a tool and die maker for Heekin Can. Survived by siblings Ronald (Marlene) Witter, Janet Hansjergen, June (the late Charles) Lack; many Wittwer nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by sisters Laverne Haberthier, Deanne Wittwer, niece Joyce Hansjergen. Services were Jan. 22 at St. William. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. William Church, 4108 W. Eighth St., Cincinnati, OH

Rose Marie Young

Rose Marie Cupito Young, 89, Green Township, died Jan. 19. She was a seamstress with McAlpin’s. Survived by son George (Beverly) Young; grandson Christopher Young; sistersin-law Minnie, Young Rose Cupito. Preceded in death by husband George Young, grandson Nicholas

Lawrence David Walters, 52, Green Township, died Jan. 21. He was a mechanic for a concrete company. Survived by wife Elizabeth Walters; children Kenny, Jennifer, Larry, Angie (Matt); grandchildren Allison, Ethan, Austin, Chasiti, Isabell; mother Virginia Walters; siblings Kathy (Barry) Maxwell, Sue (Debt) Wyenandt, Carol (David) Bussberg, Tina (Dennis) Bell, John (Lisa), Kim Walters; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father Howard Walters. Services were Jan. 26 at Bolton & Lunsford Funeral Home. Memorials to the Larry Walters Memorial Fund in care of ant Fifth Third Bank.

Young, brothers Victor, Joseph, Russell, Noble, Anthony Cupito. Services were Jan. 22 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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abuse and possession of drug paraphernalia, 2618 Chesterfield Court, Jan. 21. Brianna Brown, born 1991, domestic violence, 5454 Bahama Terrace, Jan. 24. Clifford Bingham, born 1988, domestic violence, Jan. 25. Keenan Francisco Pena, born 1982, assault, 2382 W. North Bend Road, Jan. 25. Lamareo Whitlow, born 1991, disordelry conduct, Jan. 15. Phillip D. Vanselow, born 1960, disordelry conduct, Jan. 18. Walter Smith, born 1977, domestic violence, 2515 Kipling Ave., Jan. 25. Walter Smith, born 1977, criminal damaging and endangering, 2515 Kipling Ave., Jan. 25.


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

Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

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

Nursery Available * Sunday School 513-481-8699 * www.

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


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

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Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

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

Sharonville United Methodist

8:15 & 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.




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


Christ Church Glendale Episcopal Church

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

5642 Hamilton Ave., Jan. 12. 6020 Lantana Ave., Jan. 13. 8081 Daly Road, Jan. 12.

Breaking and entering

5604 Colerain Ave., Jan. 13.


1306 Hollywood Ave., Jan. 17. 5372 Bahama Terrace, No. 2, Jan. 16. 5449 Fox Road, Jan. 18. 5869 Renee Court, No. 7, Jan. 18. 7631 Daly Road, Jan. 14.

Criminal damaging/endangering 2508 Rack Court, Jan. 3. 6020 Lantana Ave., Jan. 13.


1500 Groesbeck Road, Jan. 4. 1632 Linden Drive, Jan. 3. 2512 Flanigan Court, No. 4, Jan. 4.


Reported on Marlowe Ave., No. 4, Jan. 13.


1086 Elda Lane, Jan. 6. 1145 Atwood Ave., Jan. 14. 2568 W. North Bend Road, Jan. 6. 2671 W. North Bend Road, Jan. 6. 4950 Hawaiian Terrace, No. B, Jan. 12. 5300 Hamilton Ave., Jan. 12.


Shane Alexander, 18, 5138 Regal Lane, possession of drugs at 9262 Round Top Road, Jan. 9. William Asher, 51, 8250 Robert Ave., disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 8325 Colerain Ave., Jan. 4. Deanna Baird, 23, 5852 Pameleen Court, operating vehicle intoxicated at Galbraith Road and Colerain Avenue, Jan. 5.

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“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



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Faith Lutheran LCMC


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

Fatima Beaman, 21, 1003 Grand Ave., drug abuse at 8354 Pippin Road, Jan. 9. April Bohache, 30, 5745 Springdale Road, theft, illegal processing of drug documents at 6401 Colerain Ave., Dec. 26. Brian Carrier, 21, 2566 Topeka St., possession of marijuana at 2500 Topeka Street, Jan. 6. Steven Carrier, 19, 2566 Topeka St., theft, criminal tools, theft, resisting arrest, possession of drugs at 3520 Redskin Drive, Jan. 1. Gerry Coach, 27, 728 Fairborn Road, drug possession at 7800 Colerain Ave., Jan. 10. Richard Collins, 52, 2324 Hidden Meadows , drug paraphernalia at 2628 Adams Road, Jan. 13. Israel Cunningham, 21, 6514 Betts Ave., possession of marijuana at 2819 Jon Rose Ave., Dec. 28. Arie Davis, 18, 5303 East Knoll, theft at 6401 Colerain Ave., Jan. 1. Arlando Dungan, 18, 10042 Loralinda Drive, drug paraphernalia at 2808 Jonrose Ave., Jan. 3. George Dyson, 33, 1435 Laidlaw Ave., drug abuse at 2900 Banning Road, Dec. 29. Jacqueline Flynn, 39, 5492 Hanley Road, domestic violence at 5493 Hanley Road, Jan. 9. Jonathon Garuet, 20, 10678 Breedshill Drive, domestic violence at 4281 Defender Drive, Jan. 4. Ronnie Givens, 32, 1922 Portman, drug abuse at 11300 Templeton, Dec. 30. Nicole Glasgow, 35, 8268 Sandy Lane, falsification at 8268 Sandy Lane, Jan. 11. Tiona Gray, 18, 412 E. 12Th Street,


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Pastor Lisa Arrington 9:00 am Contemporary Worship 10:00 am Welcome Hour/ Sun School 11:00 am Traditional Worship


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

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


Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA) “Growing Closer to God, Growing Closer to Neighbor”

www. 513-522-3026


Visitors Welcome


1553 Kinney Ave, Mt. Healthy

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

Pastor Todd A. Cutter

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

5921 Springdale Rd 1mi west of Blue Rock

Rev Lyle Rasch, Pastor


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

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "Wisdom From the Parables: The Parable of the Talents"

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

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


680 W Sharon Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45240


Traditional Service: 9:30 AM ConneXion Contemporary Service: 11:30 AM Sunday School: 10:30 AM

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

CLEARWATER - Indian Rocks Beach 2 BR , 2 BA Gulf Front con do. Heated pool, balcony. Many upgrades. 513-771-1373, 448-7171


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

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

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Reports/Incidents Aggravated menacing

Residence entered and wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 4240 Endeavor Drive, Dec. 25.

Aggravated robbery

Laptops valued at $4,599.25 removed from business at 7779 Colerain Ave., Jan. 2.

Breaking and entering

Residence entered and jewelry valued at $2,350 removed at 9729 Loralinda, Jan. 10.


Residence entered and pictures, air fresheners and ornaments valued at $1,200 removed at 10002 Spiritridge Lane, Jan. 7. Residence entered at 3167 Birchway Drive, Dec. 21. Residence entered and TV and game system and games valued at $6,100 removed at 11611 Stonemill Road, Jan. 3. Residence entered and TV computer valued at $600 removed at 2860 Brampton , Dec. 30. Laptop valued at $300 removed at 8762 Venus Lane, Dec. 26. Residence entered and speakers valued at $100 removed at 11373 Pippin Road, Dec. 23. Residence entered and game system, guitar, jewelry valued at $3,900 removed at 10124 Arborwood Drive, Jan. 5.

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St. Paul United Church of Christ

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

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Nursery Provided

John Redskin, 57, 3290 Dickinson, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Jan. 3. Brittany Schwartz, 19, 2093 Thrush Ave., complicity at 8200 Pippin Road, Dec. 26. Amanda Sicking, 26, 4776 Springdale Road, disorderly conduct at 9690 Colerain Ave., Jan. 5. Richard Sodemann, 36, 150 Ewing Drive, drug paraphernalia, drug possession at 9501 Colerain Ave., Jan. 4. Richard Sodemann, 36, 150 Ewing Drive, possession of drugs at 9501 Colerain Ave., Jan. 4. Moniquale Thomas, 31, 9962 Arborwood Drive, drug possession at 2808 Jonrose Ave., Jan. 3. Richard Tumey, 30, 8000 Hamilton, drug paraphernalia at 7451 Colerain Ave., Jan. 5. Richard Turner, 24, 3071 Shadycrest Drive, drug abuse at 3086 Shadycrest Drive, Jan. 11. Brandi Vance, 31, 732 Park Ave., drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 2885 Royal Glen, Jan. 9. Eddie Wells, 38, 4432 Hawaiian Terrace, possession of marijuana at Pippin Road and Kingman, Jan. 5. Susan Wilcher, 44, 3564 Vernier Drive, assault, menacing, disorderly conduct intoxicated at 8635 Colerain Ave., Jan. 11. Deandera Woodson, 19, 111 Towe Commons Way, theft at 9040 Colerain Ave., Jan. 11. Juvenile Male, 17, , domestic violence at 3218 Orangeburg Court, Jan. 8. Juvenile Female, 15, , curfew at 3502 Niagara Street, Dec. 31. Juvenile Female, 17, , curfew at 3502 Niagara Street, Dec. 31. Juvenile Male, 17, , curfew at 3502 Niagara Street, Dec. 31. Juvenile Male, 16, , curfew at 2474 Commodore Lane, Dec. 27. Juvenile Male, 17, , theft at 3711 Stone Creek Blvd., Jan. 8. Juvenile Female, 18, , open container at 9251 Colerain Ave., Jan. 9.

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theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Dec. 30. Jacob Haddix, 19, 10459 Current, drug possession at Struble and Hughes, Jan. 8. Mitchell Hall, 24, 8017 Blanchetta Drive, theft at 8200 Pippin Road, Dec. 26. Carla Hardison, 47, 1179 Madeleine Circle, operating vehicle intoxicated at 5197 Kemper Road, Jan. 5. Christina Hawkins, 21, 7161 English Drive, disorderly conduct at 1792 Seymour Ave., Jan. 19. Shane Hilton, 27, 11915 Waldon Drive, drug possession at 2400 Banning Road, Dec. 28. Anthony Hodge, 26, 3252 Paprika Court, domestic violence at 3252 Paprika Court, Jan. 9. Marquize Honaker, 21, 6784 Tarawa, open flask at 3600 Compton Road, Jan. 3. Jessica Hutchinson, 34, 2362 Walden Glen , drug possession at 2638 Adams Road, Jan. 13. Melinda Jordan, 39, 2973 Aries Court, open container at 2973 Aries Court, Jan. 9. Melinda Jordan, 39, 2973 Aries Court, drug possession at 2973 Aries Court, Jan. 9. Kristina Kaehler, 28, 6861 Opal Drive, drug possession at 2879 Royal Glen Drive, Jan. 10. Lucinda King, 39, 2709 Hillvista Lane, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Jan. 10. Mark Kroger, 21, 1622 De Armond Ave., criminal damaging at 1622 DeArmand Ave., Jan. 8. Lawrence Linder, 26, 2501 Mariposa Street, obstructing official business, possession of drug paraphernalia at 2785 Jonrose Ave., Jan. 12. Tammy Lindsey, 44, 9596 Pippin Road, operating vehicle intoxicated at 2753 Springdale Road, Dec. 31. Titus Lofton, 43, 1549 Meredith Road, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Dec. 30. Ryan Lovitt, 27, 7242 Hickman, possession of marijuana at 2398 Adams , Dec. 31. Michele Lucas, 18, 8081 Daly Road, theft at 2845 Colerain Ave., Dec. 30. Darin Maggard, 20, 2826 Topview, drug possession at 6900 Colerain Ave., Jan. 11. Donald Mann, 50, 6524 Layhigh Road, operating vehicle intoxicated at 3549 W. Kemper Road, Jan. 9. Brandon Marcum, 21, 2191 Westwood Northern Blvd., disorderly conduct at 3138 Regal Lane, Jan. 1. Matthew Messer, 20, 7242 Villa Lane, underage possession of alcohol at East Miami River Road and Dry Ridge Road, Jan. 8. John Montgomery, 38, 8243 Brownsway Lane, drug possession at 3142 Banning Road, Jan. 12. Joseph Nadier, 20, 2879 Royal Glen, drug possession, possessing drug paraphernalia at 2879 Royal Glen Drive, Jan. 10. Paul Osborn, 64, 5895 Shady Mist Court, criminal trespassing at 10240 Colerain Ave., Jan. 12. Paul Osborne, 64, 5895 Shadymist Lane, theft at 3461 Joseph Road, Dec. 28. Darius Pressley, 20, 1630 Linden Drive, possession of drugs at 7480 Colerain Ave., Jan. 4. John Reed, 28, 4253 Chamber, open container at 2980 Jon Rose Ave., Jan. 3. Curtis Reed, 58, 2018 Courtland Ave., operating vehicle intoxicated at I275 and Colerain Avenue, Dec. 31.

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The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: • Colerain Township: Chief Daniel P. Meloy, 245-6600. • Green Township: Chief Bart West, 574-0007; vandalism hotline 574-5323. • Hamilton County: Sheriff Simon Leis, 825-1500. • Springfield Township: Chief David Heimpold, 729-1300.


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