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Helping at Matthew 25: Ministeries in relief of Haiti were eighth-grade White Oak Middle School students Jesse McIntosh, left and Richard Schaffer, right, who worked with Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman. FULL STORY A5

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Neighbors worry about security By Jennie Key

It was standing room only in Colerain Township’s trustee chambers Feb. 1 as neighbors from the Lake Hills subdivision gathered to talk about whether their homes are safe. A number of residents said they had heard rumors about burglaries and break-ins and wanted to know the facts about what is going on in their neighborhood. A group of police officers from Colerain Township and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s office met with the residents to discuss the crimes that have happened and to talk about what residents can do to be more safe. Colerain Police Lt. Angela Meyer shared some statistics with the group. In the past year, from January through December 2009, the community had four burglaries, two attempted burglaries, eight thefts, seven reports of vandalism and one assault. Colerain Police Detective Denny Deaton said the Lake Hills burglaries were similar to some committed in Forest Park, Springfield Township and Springdale. Residents at the meeting said they wanted more police presence in their neighborhood, and better communication from the homeowner’s association. Resident Melissa Moore said

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Residents of Lake Hills subdivision met with police officials last week to discuss security concerns after a number of burglaries and car break-ins. the association needs to do a better job of letting residents know what’s going on in the community. Johnny Williams knew what was going on firsthand. He and wife Tereasa live on Longlake Drive. Someone tried to rob them Dec. 22. Johnny drove his wife to work and returned home. Normally, the couple drives together, but he had the day off, so he returned home. As he pulled into his garage, he decided to get a paper, so he pulled back out and drove up the street. He got home to find someone had kicked in the back door. His flat screen TV was off of the entertainment center and sat on the floor, partially disconnected from the cable box.

Nothing was taken in the break-in but the Williams’ sense of security was shaken. He says he was pleased with police response. “They were here in minutes.” And he was pleased to have someone from the crime unit come out and collect evidence. He wants to see the community blockwatch get stronger and neighbors look out for one another. Hamilton County Sheriff Capt. Rich Merschbach ran through a list of suggestions for residents. Do not hesitate to call the Hamilton County Dispatcher at 825-2280 or 911 if you see suspicious activity. Suspicious activity can include unfamiliar vehicle parked in the

Colerain launches text messaging

New program reaches parents and students By Jennie Key

The Northwest Local School District is taking advantage of technology to stay in touch with students and parents. Colerain High School has implemented a new mass notification and alert system that rapidly notifies parents, students and employees of emergency situations, school closures and other critical and non-critical information through text messaging on their mobile phone. Principal Maureen Heintz says the new system, provided through Txtwire Communications, is completely voluntary but will save school officials time and streamline the process of getting information out to the people who need it. Heintz says she got the idea from Princeton High School Principal Walter Sprankles, who started a program at his school this year. Northwest High School principal Todd Bowling says his school is adopting the new program, as well, and will begin enrolling students Feb. 16.

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Colerain High School administrative assistant Trudy Hardert helps senior Cameron Baldwin with the codes for the new school text message system. Heintz said about 48 percent of Colerain High School parents don’t have Internet access at home, and Bowling said that number tracks for his parents as well. “I am sending e-mails, but not all my parents can get them,” Heintz said. “Txtwire is another tool to connect with our parents and our students. I am really excited about it.” She said studies show more people with cell phones than land lines and 96 percent of text messages are read.

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“People carry their cell phone with them wherever they go which makes it the easiest and most effective way to reach them,” she said. It’s already catching on. Heintz enrolled staff at an in-service program. In the week the program has been under way, she has 553 parents signed up and 824 students. Her goal is to have 100 percent of parents and students signed up. There are two ways to sign up for Cardinal Txtwire. To subscribe online, visit www. and go to the link Cardinal Textwire. Click over to the Cardinal Txtwire sign up page. With this sign-up form, you can customize updates so you just get the information you want. You will receive a single automated text message for each list that you sign up. Normal text messaging fees do apply according to your texting plan. Your phone number and name will not be shared with anyone. If you want to opt out after you sign up, come back and enter your information, then click unsubscribe. To subscribe via mobile phone: Text your group number of choice to the phone number 91011. You will then receive a text verifying

Police had some suggestions for residents concerned about security in their neighborhood. • Lights are a deterrent. The group is starting petitions for lighting districts. • Leave outside lights on from dusk to dawn. • Close garage doors. • Stop mail and papers while on vacation. • Register house with police department for vacation checks when you are away. • Put lights on timers inside your home. • Get to know your neighbors and communicate with them. area, unfamiliar people walking in the area, unusual noises, someone going door-to-door. Be observant. Try to remember a description of the person’s clothing, gender, age, and race. If describing a vehicle, the make, model, color and the direction of travel are helpful. Neighborhood resource officer Mike Hopewell encouraged neighbors to get involved with the community blockwatch. The Lake Hills block watch meets at Trinity Lutheran Church, 5921 Springdale Road. Call the police department at 385-7504 for dates and times of meetings.

Colerain text sign-up codes Student codes: 9th Grade Students: 24363 10th Grade Students: 24364 11th Grade Students: 24365 12th Grade Students: 24366 Butler Tech Students: 24379 Parent and Guardian codes: 9th Grade Parents: 24381 10th Grade Parents: 24382 11th Grade Parents: 24383 12th Grade Parents: 24384 Butler Tech Parents: 24378 Miscellaneous codes: Athletic Scores, Alerts: 24369 Emergency Alerts: Cardinals To unsubscribe from any group, just text the word “STOP” as a reply when you receive a text message from that group. your subscription to the group. Heintz said texting will give staff opportunities to be immediate, positive and motivational. In addition to messages, she wants to run contests and send messages of encouragement. But the new program does not change school policy about cell phones. Students may not access mobile phones between 7:40 a.m. and 2:40 p.m. while at school. “We will be sending messages to students in the early evening hours,” she said. “I just think this will be a great way to communicate with our students and our parents.”

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Seniors at the Colerain Township Senior and Community Center will be part of the Fine Arts Sampler Weekend sponsored by Macy’s, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 20 and 21. “We will have demonstrations and workshops,” said Andrea Wade, administrative assistant at the center. Visitors can watch seniors in the Clavinova Connection perform in the Clavi-

nova lab at the center, and them try them out for themselves. The Colerain center will be one of the west-side locations for this year’s Get Smart about Art Festival that is a part of the Fine Arts Sampler, Sunday, Feb. 21. It’s part of the Greater Cincinnati Music and Wellness Coalition, which includes a number of agencies around the Tristate. The organizations work together to advance research-based recreational music making programs that offer a variety

of health benefits such as stress relief and relaxation. One such program is the Clavinova Connection, where participants play on electronic pianos help students play with no previous musical training. HealthRHYTHMS is a similar music program that uses drums to engage groups in musical recreation and relaxation. Kandy Marshall, special programs coordinator, will lead an interactive drum circle at the center beginning this week. Call the center at 741-8802 for information and registration for the program.

The Colerain Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, will have performances of the Clavinova Connection from noon to 2 p.m. and the interactive drum circle begins at 1 p.m., both on Sunday, Feb. 21. The Fine Arts Fund Sampler Weekend is a celebration of the way arts bring people together and marks the first weekend of the annual Fine Arts Fund campaign. All events are free and open to the public. For a complete listing of performances, exhibits and activities, go to

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BRIEFLY Bunco Night

The Colerain Citizens Police Academy sponsors a fundraiser Bunco Night from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road. The $15 admission includes beer, pop and snacks. There will also be door prizes and split the pot. Funds raised will purchase supplies to paint the Colerain Township Police Department. Call Nancy, Linda or Ed at 245-6600 for reservations.

Colerain Stag Feb. 11

The Colerain High School Booster Stag will be held Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Kolping Center at 10235 Mill Road. This year’s guest speaker is former Cincinnati Bengal, current Cincinnati Bengal radio analysis, and Big 12 TV

analysis Dave Lapham. Tickets are $50. The ticket includes admission, dinner, and drinks. A silent auction will also be held during the stag. A social hour will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner following at roughly 7 p.m. The guest speaker is expected to begin around 8 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Colerain Boosters, who over the last 10 years have donated more than $1 million to benefit Colerain High School’s student-athletes, clubs, and organizations. Tickets are available from Booster members or in the Colerain High School Athletic Office from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on school days.

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The Assumption Parish is having a soup supper Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Parish

Center, 7711 Joseph St. in Mount Healthy. It will begin at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Guest speaker will be The Rev. Rob Waller, pastor of St. Andrew Church in Milford. Donations will be accepted to help the parish continue its sponsorships of Palestinian Christians, particularly children, in the Bir Zeit School in Palestine. For more information call 728-4940.

Auction set Feb. 27

La Salle High School’s 23rd annual Camelot Auction, “Rockin’ the Night Away,” is Saturday, Feb. 27. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails during which you have the opportunity to bid on an extensive array of interesting silent auction items. A variety of raffle tickets will

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The Mount Healthy High School Band Boosters will sponsor its annual pasta dinner from 4-7 p.m. Saturday

Feb. 27, in the high school cafeteria, 2046 Adams Road. Enjoy spaghetti and pizza to the sounds of the jazz and concert bands, as well as the elementary band. Presale tickets are on sale through Monday, Feb. 15, and can be picked up at the door on the day of the event. The cost for children under 12 is $4 and includes a child's portion of spaghetti or pizza slice. Adult tickets are $5 for pasta or two slices of pizza. All dinners include salad, breadstick, dessert and concert admission. Ticket prices at the door will be $5 and $6. Admission to the concert without a food purchase is $2. The evening will also include raffles. Proceeds benefit the band program. For more information or to obtain a form, contact Rose Kahsar at 522-1612, or e-mail her at

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Does attitude really matter? We know it does. United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cincinnati is hosting the second annual “Attitude” – a disability awareness essay contest. It is open to all students in grades three through eight in the area and aims to promote understanding by allowing young students to open their hearts and minds and write an essay based on the attitudes they encounter toward people with disabilities. The overall winner will receive a Kings Island season gold pass for four. All first-place winners in each grade division will receive a

$50 mall gift certificate, a certificate of appreciation, have their essay published in a Community Press newspaper, and will be transported from their school via limousine to an awards luncheon hosted by PF Chang’s in Norwood. Students can choose to interview a child or adult with a disability and write about the experience, read a book about people with disabilities and describe the impact the attitudes of others have on their lives, or write about their own observations or feelings toward people with disabilities. All entries will be judged on the basis of creativity,

originality, quality of writing and understanding by grade division. The panel of judges includes professional authors, journalists, librarians, teachers and people with disabilities. Entries are due by Friday, April 16. For additional information or to request a contest packet, contact Lisa Brown at 221-4606, ext. 15, or visit www.ucp-cincinnati. org for a listing of the rules and an entry form. The mission of United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cincinnati is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

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White Oak youth help in Haiti relief Eighth-grade White Oak Middle School students Jesse McIntosh and Richard Schaffer volunteered in January at Mathew 25: Ministries in Blue Ash to aid in disaster relief for Haiti. Mathew 25 is a relief organization that has been responding to requests for aid following the 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti Jan. 12. “Our parents thought it would be a good idea for us to donate some time so we could understand what kind of disaster this is and what people are doing about it,” said McIntosh. The boys toured the facility and assisted with sorting clothing and other items donated by the community and various organizations.

They said they did not realize just how much an organization like Mathew 25 does, and how much work it takes to help people in need. “We really learned a lot. It’s pretty cool that so many people come out to help out too,” said Schaffer. “We’ve had about 5,000 volunteers since this happened. We had about 2,000 in the first week alone,” said White Oak resident John Canfield. Canfield is the nephew of Mathew 25 founder Wendell Mettey. He also oversees warehouse operations. Some who have joined in the relief effort are WLW personality Mike McConnell, Cyclones players

Jimmy Kilpatrick, Scott Reynolds, Dustin Sproat and Barrett Ehgoetz, former Bengal Eric Bell and Dave Lapham, musician Bootsy Collins, and Reds announcer Marty Brennaman. “We’re out here promoting volunteerism to get folks to come out. There’s a lot that’s needed,” said Bell. “This is such a beautiful thing that they do here that we had to come down and donate some time to help. To see so many people down here, it’s just so encouraging. I am just glad to be a part of it. It’s a blessing.” said Collins. “This is really an impressive endeavor. I would highly recommend to people, that have some


Helping at Matthew 25: Ministeries in relief of Haiti were Jesse McIntosh, left and Richard Schaffer, right, who worked with Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman. time, to come down and volunteer. I can’t imagine, here and now today, anything better to devote their time, and volunteer to, than this,” said Brennaman. Schaeffer and McIntosh said they didn’t mind the unexpected reward of meeting some local icons during their visit. They also enjoyed the food which has been donated for weeks by Cincinnati

restaurants such as Skyline, Gold Star, Montgomery Inn, LaRosa’s, Olive Garden and Honeybaked Ham. “We will go back to help if something like this happens again,” said Schaffer. “This is something all kids should do. It really does make you feel pretty good to help people,” said McIntosh.


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Sparkle Hope, Kevin Orloff, Philip Patten and Bryon Toran were named to the fall dean’s list at Tiffin University. • Kara Patterson was named to the fall dean’s list at Ohio University. • Erin Patterson was named to the fall dean’s list at Miami University. • Bryn Winters was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Ashland University. • Amanda Feldman was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Bowling Green State University. • The following students were named to the first fall term dean’s list at National College: Candace Anderson, Hinton Bacon, Jessica Bittner, Mohamed Cisse, Andrea Coffee, Latrice Cole, Safi Frierson, Kelly Hayes, Gregory Hill, Brandy Kidd, Luther Kimble, Carlos Parson, Danielle White, Michael Whitney, Latosha Williams and Mary Yavorsky. • Fazl Johnson was named to the second fall term dean’s list at National College.

Jane Hoop Elementary clinic aide Diane Shultz adjusts a new pair of glasses on the nose of first-grader Jayleen Dowers. More than 100 students across the district received a free pair of glasses from Lenscrafters as part of the company’s annual domestic mission to provide reading wear for those who can’t afford them. PROVIDED.


The following students have graduated from Miami University:

Emily Angner, bachelor of arts; Wendy Boehmler, associate of applied business; Jessica Bowling, bachelor of science in business; Kayla Corner, bachelor of science in education; Brittany Cruickson, bachelor of arts; Nancy Dombek, bachelor of science in nursing, cum laude; Shana Elbrecht, bachelor of science in education and bachelor of arts; Elizabeth Forrester, bachelor of science in education; Gregory Geise, bachelor of arts and bachelor of science; Kevin Grote, bachelor of science in engineering; Katherine Hollaender, bachelor of science in education; Sara Kluener, bachelor of science in health and sport studies; Matthew Kordenbrock, bachelor of science in business; Robert Parker, associate in applied science, cum laude; Heather Daniel Pencil, bachelor of arts; Bouchra Rah, bachelor of science in business; Courtney Rubio, bachelor of arts; Jonathan Scheffer, bachelor of arts; Brian Schummer, bachelor of science in business; and Philip Stichtenoth, bachelor of arts.

HONOR ROLLS Colerain High School

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


4.00 honor roll: Laura Bennett, Amanuel Betewelign, Gabriela Bishop, Lydia Bishop, Mary Ellen Brandie, Kayla Burton, Maiya Carrington, Kimberly Conner, Tanner Cordrey, Johnathan Cullum, Tony Dickman, Elizabeth Dinevski, Keith Eichelberger, Alyssa Elbe, Jamie Fehring, Scott Fluegeman, Lorine Fries, Jill Geiser, Bradley Gilpin, Ayrien Grissom, Austin Hacker, Trevor Harris, Trenton Hartmann, Nicole Heffron, Craig Helton, Cole Hester, Calvin Hester, Morgan Hoehn, Kelly Janakiefski, Rachel Keller, Christine Laake, Christina Ledbetter, Dakota Lipps, Mariah Louderback, Casey Lozier, Corey Lozier, Nichole Martini, Samantha McCollum, Ariel McCoy, James McDonough, Joel McGrinder, Leah McMillan, Sabrina Mills, Colin Moormann, Alexandria Morton, Emmanuel Mutui, Brooke Myers, JaShay Nix, Tia Parks, William Placke, Shannon Reid, Kevin Richards, Ashley Robinson, Andrea Roth, Ashley Saylor, Maria Schumacher, Savannah Smith, Alexander Snider, Lindsey Snider, Emily Socol, Caitlin Staubach, Kloe Sylvester, Cory Tabar, Abigail Taphorn, Sara Wagner, Ryan Weber, Rachel Wheeler, Hannah Wissel and Kayla Work. 3.50-3.99 honor roll: Sohaib Alvi, Anthony Armbruster, Tammy Ashley, Bethany Barlow, Marcus Bates, Amanda Beck, Joshua Bennett, Tiffanie Bidleman, Ann Bloebaum, Jennifer Bolen, Haley Bowling, Jacob Bushelman, Kara Byrd, Chasity Byrd, Jade Colwell, Charli Cummins, Megan Davis, Christina Denny, Khemaran Dinh, Cheryl Dixon, Haylee Dobkins, Mitchell Duell, Gabrielle Fields, John Finley Jr., Collin Flischel, Shelby Focke, Emily Frey, Alicia Fry, Nicholas Geiger, Samantha Glasgow, Olivia Hauser, Amanda Hensley, Gabriah Hill, Matthew Hill, Amanda Hilligan, Kaitlyn Hoelmer, Joshua Jones, Kelvin Jordan Jr., Zachary Jung, Brian Klosterman, Holley Kroeger, Indira Kuikel, Monique Lamb, Miranda Lane, Ethan Lape, Benjamin

Linnabary, Benjamin Lloyd, Benjamin Lockwood, Michaela Lowery, Sarah Maghathe, Kaitlyn Marsh, Kevin McMillan, Kenyida Miller, Chad Morgan, Lakisha Myrick, Leah Neuhaus, David Niehaus, Aaron Ooi, Morgan Pleasant, Heather Priebe, Kyle Rentschler, Douglas Roll, De'Mia Ruff, Sydney Sanders, Katlyn Schultz, Jessica Schummer, Nicholas Scott, Sarah Selvidge, Mackenzie Shaw, Nicholas Shelton, Lorenzo Signey, Adam Sohn, Ernie Spikes Jr., Benjamin Spitznagel, Andreya Stiehl, Nickolas Tegenkamp, Anthony Thinnes, Tevin Ware, Alexis Weldon, Drew Wiesman, Alexander Wronski, Sarah Wullenweber and Isiah Young.


4.00 honor roll: Rachel Alvis, David Argo, Alicia Auhagen, Brandi Berkemeier, Joseph Bolden, Benjamin Braude, Leslie Brown, Rebecca Bryan, Samantha Burger, Robert Busch, Dylan Coombs, Brenna Davidson, Samantha Dorr, Connor Eslinger, Corey Even, Jessica Feldman, Mary Flischel, Juaneisha Foster, Jacob Fox, Clifford Geers, Jerome Geiger, Branden Goodin, Alexander Greve, Donald Hester, Jordan Hubrich, Kyle Hudson, Paige Illing, Jacob Johnston, Hannah Kobman, Alexandra Lawson, Victoria Lekson, James Mascari, Kelsey McConnell, Shannon Meyer, Savannah Moorman, Sara Murphy, Shannon Murphy, Brittany Nguyen, Michael O'Toole, Lauren Oxendine, Jazzmin Parker, Maria Pierce, Aja Richardson, Ryan Schwemberger, Aminata Seye, Kaitlin Shelton, Kiersten Shelton, Vanessa Short, Lindsey Sipes, Tim Soell, Tina Spratt, Carley Stafford, Benjamin Stehura, Robert Thomas, Kristen Thompson, De Marcus Toney, Reena Underiner, James Vogel, Milissa Werdman, Austin Wessels, Abigail Wortman, Courtney Wurzelbacher and Melissa Zbacnik. 3.50-3.99 honor roll: Nicole Alley, Bishnu Bajgain, Nathan Ball, Alysia Bauer, Adam Baumann, Jacob Blust, Cassie Bodenstein, Taylor Boland, Andrew Borgman, Nicholas Brausch, Michael Brock, Deonte Brown, Kirjah Brown Schmidt, Zachary Budd, Bria Byrd, Hannah Campbell, Ian

Campbell, Taylor Campbell, Devynn Carter, Jordan Caton, Austin Conn, Nicole Coy, Jessica Culbertson, Mackenzie Davis, Olivia Dennis, Jordan Dicello, Aaron Duncan, Alyssa Edwards, Benjamin Enneking, Kayla Fanning, Samuel Feldman, Abigail Feuchter, Ariel Fry, Darryl Griffin, Bryan Guinn, Caitlin Hail, Kaylene Hammond, Michelle Heck, Jasmine Horn, Katlynn Hornsby, Eric Hucke, Emily Hughes, Benjamin Johnson, Cole Jungbluth, Reid Kline, Roy Kolbinsky, Aundria Kurowski, Josey Lambert, Craig Liegibel, Lindsey Marks, Rachel McCullough, Alana Meyer, Jaimee Middendorf, Brandi Miller, Samantha Miller, Justin Miniard, David Moore, Eric Moormann, Jenna Muench, Dorothy Mulvaney, Rebekah Nienaber, Laura Osterling, Jenna Priessman, Chante' Randolph, Justin Rosenblum, Allison Schmidt, Samantha Schneider, Rachel Schoenling, Gary Schunk, Hannah Schwaeble, Emily Sebree, James Sheline, Thomas Smith, Kristie Socol, Jessica Stewart, Christopher Streicher, Brian Tepe, Danielle Thompson, Alexander Tietsort, Amber Tillman, Kaitlin Waddell, Margaret Weaver, Sarah Weitzel, Kathleen Wells, Rachael Whitehurst, Racheal Wilkinson, Zane Williams, Garrett Wright, Josiah Wright, Philip Wuerdeman, Shelby Wyatt, Kaitlen Yeary, Adam Young, Anthony Zeek and Stephanie Zimmerman.


4.00 honor roll: Victoria Adeniran, Lauren Blake, Michael Boiman, Erica Brady, Carlene Colina, Haley Copes, Hannah Crosby, Samantha Edlin, Thomas Ehrman, Katy Feldman, Angelique Fitzpatrick, David Friedhoff, Samantha Gooch, Andy Goodall, Jarrett Grace, Tiffany Griffith, Christopher Hanke, Reajean Hastings, Amanda Herring, Sara Hieber, Travis Hoehn, Dustin Kenton, Nicole Koenig, Rachel Laughlin, Sarah Law, Chelsea Lee, Alexandra Lekson, Megan McCurdy, Brendan McDonough, Sarah Mikkelson, Sydney Morris, Vanessa Neumeier, John Neumeier, Cory Newman, Macora Ohmer, Nina Raab, Deanna Schindler, Shane Sipes, Allison Steinbeck, Jennifer Stockelman, Bridget Thiemann, Erica Thomas, Kathryn Wagner, Benjamin

Wissel, Alexis Wolf and Victor Zeinner. 3.50-3.99 honor roll: Kristian Arrequin, Ryan Atkinson, Alexa Baker, Quinitra Baker, Amanda Bauer, Allison Berg, Katelynn Bidleman, Samantha Byrd, Alexandria Capano, Gerrod Chess, Danielle Childers, Ryan Coulton, Matthew Crooker, James Dempsey, Andrew Depoe, Trayion Durham, Alexander Ehrenschwender, Emily Essell, Kyle Essell, Morgan Fehring, Samantha Fields, Lauren Findley, Jordan Fischer, Joseph Flohr, Jessica Fox, Cara Garner, Justin Gebing, Holly Gerrety, Robert Gierach, Christine Gilpin, Emilie Glass, Amanda Goedde, Xavier Haas, Jacob Hammer, Ashly Haney, Robert Hay, Chelsea Heffron, Sara Helton, Chelsey Hill-Root, Andrea Hoffman, Ashley Hughett, Jalicia Ingram, Alicia King, Victoria Kinne, Rebecca Law, Marisel Lopez, Lakota Luckadoo, Ashley Martin, Sarah Memory, Jason Meyer, Amber Minges, Ameerah Muhammad, Chandra Neupane, Nicholas Obermeyer, Rebecca Owens, Cody Pfeffer, Steven Reed, Edwin Rice, Shawn Richards, Kristin Sacha, Kirsten Scalia, Elizabeth Schaefer, Laura Schroeder, Deena Seiler, Taylor Sharpshair, Matthew Slattery, Seth Spampinato, Madison Stehlin, Nicholette Stewart, Ariel Stewart, Stephanie Strong, Ryan Sulken, Stacey Sulken, Nathan Timmreck, Katelyn Tolley, Randy Vernatter Jr., Alysha Walker, Amanda Walters, Mikyle Washington, Katie Westerbeck, Cheneice Williams, Cecelia Williamson, Rebeckah Williamson, John Wilson, Ryan Wong, Darren Woodard, Alexandria Work, Samantha Work and Andrew Wullenweber.


4.00 honor roll: Brandon Abernathy, Nicole Armbruster, Brandon Baker, Brittany Bertram, Willie Betts, Natasha Blair, Walter Blust, Jennifer Bole, Ross Clendening, Jon Davidson II, Kyle Dickman, Nicole Diefenbacher, Paige Dobkins, Paige Dunn, Nicholas Durkin, Jacob Feldman, Jacob Forrester, Jeffrey Grabo, Samantha Greco, Rachael Halila, William Hays, Adam Higgins, Raymond Hollingsworth, Michael Holterman, Anna Jackson, Chelsea Jones, Treva Jungbluth, Elizabeth Kokenge, Jillian

Kuethe, Casey Kuhn, Kelly Laake, James Lance, Kayla Langdon, Moriah Locklear, Benjamin Loyer, Tamara Maghathe, Christopher McAfee, Jeremy McDaniel, Grace Meloy, Joshua Meyer, Jennifer Morehead, Kelly Murphy, Tanisha Myles, Katherine Nutt, Elizabeth Osterling, Lauren Pierani, Alexander Pryor, Kaitlyn Rader, Kayla Sansone, Lindsey Scherer, Carly Schiferl, Brittney Sengewald, Emily Smith, Chelsea Staubach, Tyler Strobl, Jessica Studer, Greg Tabar, Asha Underiner, Melissa Vogerl, Miranda Waltermann, Kristen Wells, Alicia Wethington, Sarah Wong, Anastasia Zanto and Mary Zbacnik. 3.50-3.99 honor roll: Alexandra Alley, Adrienne Anderson, Renuka Bajgain, Brittany Baker, Lauren Barth, Kayla Benjamin, David Berning, Christopher Berning, Mercedes Berry, Chelsea Bridges, Alexandra Bullock, Chloe Burdine, Amanda Burke, Hannah Burns, Samantha Callender, Jennifer Campbell, Britnee Colvin, Ashley Cox, Matthew Crum, Abigail Davidson, Jeffrey Denny, Dana Dorrmann, Caitlin Ferris, Nicole Ferry, Jordan Fields, Joseph Flannery, Allysia Garland, Benjamin Gasnik, Sarah Giltner, Rachel Giltner, Jessica Gordon, Darius Hambrick, Marie Heis, Allison Herbers, Kaitlyn Howard, Zachary Huffman, Anthony Igel, Frank Isadore, Breona Johnson, Megan Jones, Carly Kavish, Karin Koenig, Megan LaFary, Dana Lewis, Rachel Martini, Eryn Metzger, Sarah Metzner, Logan Miller, Samuel Mirizzi, Lindsey Moore, Gregory Moore, Logan Moore, Rachel Morgan, Megan Mudman, Lindsay Myers, Arame Ndao, Keith Nelson, Austin Nordman, Amanda Obermeyer, Samantha Oder, Brittany Olding, Kayla Otto, Nicholas Piening, Sara Pool, Nathan Powell, Michael Ramey, Kayla Rampello, Nicole Rentschler, Alexandra Rentschler, Phyllis Rush, Anna Sauer, Nathan Schaefer, Mary Schmidt, Amy Schumacher, Jamarr Scott, Tyler Sebree, Molly Sellins, Moriah Shoopman, Brandie Shupe, Jennitta Skerrett, Mackenzie Smith, Jaymie South, Winona Strunk, Brandi Terry, Jamie Teufel, Regina Vogt, Amanda Waddell, Alexandra Wagner, Ashley Wanninger, Lauren Weaver, Lori Weil, Danny Wells Jr., Krista Wharton, Corey Williams and Elaysha Wright.



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This week in basketball

• Colerain High School boys beat Lakota East High School 58-54, Feb. 2. Colerain’s top-scorer was Josh Quigley with 16 points, including three 3-pointers. • Mount Healthy High School boys lost to Dayton Patterson 65-58, Feb. 2. Mount Healthy’s top-scorer was Matt Birch with 16 points, including one three-pointer. • McAuley High School girls beat St. Ursula Academy 48-45, Feb. 2. McAuley’s topscorer was Jenny Burgoyne with 16 points. • Princeton High School girls beat Colerain High School 48-46, Feb. 3. Colerain’s top-scorer was Ashley Wanninger with 14 points, including three 3-pointers. • Mount Notre Dame High School girls beat Mercy High School 47-43, Feb. 3. Mercy’s top-scorer was Chelsea Meckstroth with 14 points. • Ursuline Academy girls beat Mercy High School 5640, Feb. 4. Mercy’s top-scorer was Kelly Wiegman with 17 points, including two threepointers.

This week in bowling

• Colerain High School boys beat North College Hill High School 2,530-1,889, Feb. 1. Colerain’s J.R. Geiger bowled a 392. • Colerain girls beat North College Hill 2,343-1,404, Feb. 1. Colerain’s Allison Holterman bowled a 358. • St. Xavier High School boys beat Elder High School 2,781-2,665, Feb. 2. St. X’s Patrick Corona bowled a 471. St. X’s Kevin Justice bowled a 458. St. X advances to 13-2. • La Salle High School boys beat Moeller High School 2,688-2,429, Feb. 2. La Salle’s Andrew Leon bowled a 432. • McAuley High School girls beat Ursuline Academy 2,357-2,312, Feb. 2. McAuleys’ Katie Markus bowled a 379.

This week in wrestling

• Colerain High School came in first place with a score of 249 in the Dave Bean Classic Tournament, Feb. 1. Mount Healthy High School finished eighth with a score of 115.5 Included in the list of first place individual winners were Colerain’s Geoff Hill, Austin Fox, Jake Hammer and Will Grosselin. • La Salle High School boys competed in the West Virginia duals in Parkersburg, W.V. Milano won 6-3, Max Byrd won 9-0, Easton 4-4, Dalton won 3-4, Flick won 2-4, McGlasson won 3-5, Thiemann won 2-6, Murray won 35, Fuerbacher won 1-5, Neiheisel won 3-6, Samad won 90, Campbell won 2-7, Douglas 6-1, Wuestefeld won 4-3, Walden won 3-3, Roberts won 3-6, Drees won 1-7 and McBee won 6-3. • Mount Healthy beat East Clinton 64-15, Feb. 4. Mount Healthy’s Trevor Taylor, Creed Perdue, Joe McKinney, Chris Davis and James Denham won by forfeit. Aswad Watts pinned Manicho in 52 seconds, Keonte Williams pinned Habermehl in 1 minute, 58 seconds and Allen Carter pinned Crowe in 25 seconds.

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Lady Cards look to bounce back after loss By Tony Meale

Boys soaring

Entering a clash with Princeton that would determine sole possession of first place in the Greater Miami Conference, Colerain High School girls’ basketball coach Christi Mack had three keys to victory – and they all involved the number 15. Outrebound Princeton by at least 15. Get to the foul line 20 times and make 15 free throws. Turn the ball over 15 times or fewer. The Lady Cardinals accomplished one and a half of those goals; they outrebounded Princeton by 18 and got to the foul line 20 times, but they made only 12 free throws, and they committed 19 turnovers. Colerain lost 48-46. “Obviously it’s not the end of the season, and we’ve got to be able to bounce back,” Mack said after the game. “We’re going to see what kind of team we are tomorrow at practice.” The game couldn’t have started much better for Colerain. The Lady Cards hit a trio of treys to take an early 11-2 lead, and they led 187 after the first quarter. But Princeton employed a high-pressure defense to outscore Colerain 27-14 in the second and third quarters. “Princeton’s a great team. They throw a lot of things at you with their types of presses and the defenses they play, and they’re very good at it and they cause a lot of turnovers,” Mack said. “But as aggressive as Princeton’s press is, we have really good guards who can take care of the ball. And I’d say out of our 19 turnovers, 15 were unforced.”

The boys team (13-2 8-2), meanwhile, has won seven of its last eight games (entering play Feb. 5). The Cardinals trail only Princeton and Lakota West in the GMC standings; both are 9-1 in league play. Senior Ken Kunkel leads the team in scoring with 11.1 per game and is second in the GMC in rebounding (8.4). Forward Ben Vonderhaar leads the league in blocks (1.5) and is fourth in rebounds (8.3), while guard JoVonta Harrison is fifth in steals with 2.2 per contest.


Colerain High School senior Ashley Wanninger, left, drives hard to the hoop against Princeton senior Kayla Joiner during a home game Feb. 3. Wanninger scored a team-high 14 points, but it wasn’t enough. Princeton prevailed 48-46 to earn sole possession of first place in the Greater Miami Conference. Colerain entered the contest having committed 10 or fewer turnovers in each of its previous three games. Senior guard Ashley Wanninger, who has scored double-figures in all but one game this year – she was held to nine in a 52-38 win over Hamilton Dec. 5 – led Colerain with 14 points. Wanninger, however, was forced to the bench late in the third quarter against Princeton, saddled with four fouls. Yet Colerain, which starts three sophomores and one junior, kept the game close. “I thought we did much better (at that point of) really sticking together,” Mack said. “In the second quarter, we got a couple kids in foul trouble, and people started pointing fingers – and that

hasn’t been our team all year. We’ve really been a team that has stuck together, even with our young and inexperienced players.” Sophomores Shelly Harper and Sheaira Jones each scored nine points and combined for 20 rebounds. With the loss, Colerain (13-4, 9-3) fell into a threeway tie with Oak Hills and Lakota West for second place in the GMC. The Cardinals, which haven’t won a league title since 2001, need Princeton (16-2, 10-2) to lose at least one of its remaining conference games against Middletown or Fairfield. Unfortunately for Colerain, that duo is a combined 11-24 entering play Feb. 6. Wanninger, meanwhile,

continues her assault on the school’s career scoring record. Entering Colerain’s home game against Sycamore Feb. 6, Wanninger ranks third with 1,204 points. She is within striking distance of 2005 graduate Danielle Echols (1,222) and – pending how deep Colerain advances in the tournament – 2001 grad Quanita Hailey (1,283). “If good things happen for our team, she’s probably scoring, so it kind of goes hand-in-hand,” Mack said. “Ashley’s never mentioned (the scoring record) to me, and I don’t think there’s any part of her that’s a selfish player. I think as long as she lets the game come to her, good things will happen.” The Lady Cards close the


Colerain sophomore guard Sheaira Jones spots up for a jumper against Princeton. Jones finished with nine points and eight rebounds.

regular season against Northwest (Feb. 10) and at Middletown (Feb. 13). Sectional play kicks off the week of Feb. 15. “(The Princeton loss) will be a good learning experience for our kids,” Mack said.

Progress continues in pool for La Salle

Lancers post many career bests at GCL Championships By Anthony Amorini

The always competitive Greater Catholic League Championships helped generate quality performances for La Salle High School’s swim team. Swimming side by side with the powerhouse St. Xavier squad and the talented Moeller Crusaders proved to be a boon for the Lancer’s times at the GCL finals Wednesday, Feb. 4. Despite La Salle’s thirdplace finish, head coach Mike Lienhart was pleased to report Lancer swimmers recorded lifetime bests in 85-percent of their races,

Lancers’ top times - GCL swim finals Here’s a quick look at some the La Salle Lancers’ top finishes at the Greater Catholic League Championships for swimming Wednesday, Feb. 3: • Relays – Second place in 400-yard freestyle relay at 3:20.65; Third place in 200 freestyle relay (1:32.41) and 200 medley relay (1:45.32) • 50-yard freestyle: 5th place, Colton Brauning, 22.84 • 100 freestyle: 5, Colton Brauning, 50.46 • 200 freestyle: 4, Joey Scherpenberg, 1:48.71 • 500 freestyle: 7, Ben Schneider, 5:07.46 • 100 backstroke: 2, Joey Scherpenberg, 54.96 • 100 breaststroke: 7, Drew Lonneman, 1:09.34 • 100 butterfly: 9, Colton Sayers, 57.93 • 200 individual medley: 5, Ben Schneider, 2:06.79 • One-meter diving: 4, Nathan Laux, 176.35 the coach said. “These guys have trained harder than anyone we’ve had in 10 or 15 years. They have worked so hard and we were very pleased,” Lienhart said of the GCL finals. La Salle scored 215 points while taking third at

the GCL finals behind firstplace St. Xavier at 494 and second-place Moeller at 259. St. Xavier is ranked No. 1 in Cincinnati with Moeller ranked No. 2 according to the Enquirer’s Division I Poll for week eight. La Salle was ranked No. 6 in the

Division I poll. La Salle only scored 181 points at the GCL finals last winter compared to its total of 215 points this season. “All of the training is working and we are very excited,” Lienhart said while looking forward to sectionals, districts and state. “We are expecting big things from them.” Lienhart was quick to credit his quartet of senior leaders for having a large hand in La Salle’s progress this winter, he said. The senior leaders include Joey Scherpenberg, Sam Sontag, Ben Rechel and C.J. Davis. “(Scherpenberg) has pretty much swam in every event for us this year,” Lienhart joked. “(Sontag) is coming on strong, but his leadership outside of the pool has been even more

valuable than his leadership in the water. “(Ben and C.J.) have been great leaders at practice and it’s really made my job as a coach even easier,” Lienhart added. Junior standouts Colton Brauning, Ben Schneider, Colton Sayers and Mark Specker have also been key contributors, Lienhart said. “We are hoping all three of our relays make it to state,” Lienhart said. “They all could potentially make it but we need peak performances at districts to get there.” La Salle travels to Miami University for the Division I District Championships on Friday, Feb. 19. Advancers will qualify for the state finals which take place in Canton, Ohio, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26-27.

Cardinal wrestling team win Dave Bean Classic By Tony Meale

The Colerain High School wrestling team won the Dave Bean Classic Tournament, which

was at Finneytown Jan. 30. Colerain, which scored 249 team points, was followed by Oakwood (219), Scott (181) and Wyoming (158.5). Fourteen teams participated at

the event. The Cardinals had four of the 14 weight-class champions; among them were Geoff Hill (103), Austin Cox (112), Jake Hammer (119) and Will Grosselin

(215). Colerain also had five placers; among them were Jake Feldman (125, second), Alex Gaither (135, second), Zach Powell (189, second), Andy Boiman (285, sec-

ond) and Ameer Daniels (285, fourth). “I’m impressed with what the guys did,” head coach Jim Wandsnider said. “I could get used to this.”

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AquaBombers win GCL-South In a not-so-shocking turn of events, the St. Xavier High School swimming team won the GCL-South Championship Feb. 3. The Bombers, which tallied 494 points, finished ahead of Moeller (259), La Salle (215) and Elder (158). “Overall, we were pretty ecstatic about how the guys swam,” St. X head coach Jim Brower said. “We’re proud of how the kids prepared.” The Bombers won eight of 14 events. Sophomore John Galvin won the 200 freestyle (1:45.15) and the 100 butterfly (53.70), senior Ian Kranbuhl won the 100 backstroke (54.77) and senior Jack MacKinnon won the 100 breaststroke (1:01.53). Galvin – along with William London, Alexander Burgess and James Stenger – helped the 400 freestyle

relay team to a first-place finish (3:14.90), while Kranbuhl and MacKinnon led the 200 medley relay team to victory with Wesley Schmidt and Kyle Freudiger (1:38.76). Schmidt, Freudiger, Wyatt Landers and David Thomas won the 200 free relay (1:29.19). Senior Stefan Resendes, meanwhile, was 1-meter diving champion (243.10). “He was 15th in diving last year at state,” Brower said. “This year he has a chance to finish in the top 7 or 8, which would be a great accomplishment.” St. X won the league yet again with its depth. The Bombers had the top three swimmers in the 200 free, three of the top four in the 100 free and 500 free, two of the top three in the 50 free, four of the top five in the 100 back, four of the top six in the 100 back and four of the top seven in the 100

fly. “The way the meet it set up, we’re able to score some points just because of the depth of our team,” Brower said. “We’re able to fill every event with good, quality swimmers.” Moeller head coach Jay Frentsos was named was named GCL-South Coach of the Year. “I’m really happy that the GCL doesn’t just give (the award) to the coach whose team wins the meet,” Brower said. “You have to look at the resources each coach has. I would have no qualms voting for other coaches in the GCL. We all have a tremendous amount of respect for each other.” St. X also won the 27th annual Southwest Ohio High School Swimming and Diving Classic, which was held Jan. 16-17. The Bombers have won the event every year. They were led by seniors

Alex Miller and Sam Lipari. Miller won the 500 free (4:37.87) and the 1650 free (15:47.36), was third in the 400 IM (4:09.75) and was fourth in the 200 fly (1:57.62). “Coming in as a freshman, Alex was a solid swimmer but certainly not a star; it took him a few years to qualify for the state meet,” Brower said. “He trains hard every day. He’s comes in 15 minutes early to get a little extra work in. The coaches can’t take a day off because Alex doesn’t take a day off.” Lipari, meanwhile, won the 200 breast (2:10.56) and was second in the 400 IM (4:08.32) and sixth in the 100 breast (1:01.33). “He’s probably our best all-around swimmer,” Brower said. St. X, which has won 10 of the last 11 state titles, is gearing up for another strong postseason.

BRIEFLY More in basketball

• Colerain boys lost to Lakota West 60-57, Jan. 26. Colerain’s top-scorer was Ben Vonderhaar with 18 points. • St. Xavier boys beat Badin 52-39, Jan. 26. St. X’s top-scorer was Alex Longi with 16 points, including one three-pointer. • La Salle boys beat Purcell Marian 62-34, Jan. 26. La Salle’s top-scorer was Josh Lemons with 15 points, including three 3-pointers. • McAuley girls beat Seton 44-22, Jan. 26. McAuley’s top-scorer was Jenny Burgoyne with 10 points. • St. Ursula Academy girls beat Mercy 53-49, Jan. 26.

SIDELINES Spring sports sign-ups

The Olympian Club, is conducting spring sports sign-ups from noon to 4 p.m., on Feb. 13, and from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the club at 10054 Pippin Road. Call 8251835 for more information.

Baseball sign-ups

The Cincinnati Padres baseball RBI team is looking for youth 9-10 years of age to participate in a select league for this year’s baseball season. Contact Coach Fowler at 5220096. Players cannot turn 11 years of age prior to May 1 of this year.

Mercy’s top-scorer was Erin O’Brien with 21 points, including five three-pointers. • Colerain girls beat Hamilton 55-36, Jan. 27. Colerain’s top-scorer was Ashley

Wanninger with 18 points, including four three-pointers. • Milford girls beat Northwest 61-57, Jan. 27. Northwest’s top-scorer was Arienne Gazaway with 23 points,

including four three-pointers. • Mount Healthy girls beat Roger Bacon 78-50, Jan. 27. Mount Healthy’s top-scorer was Tracey Wallace with 25 points.


Saint Xavier High School’s Jack MacKinnon, celebrates winning the Boys 100 Yard Breaststroke with a time of 1:01.53 during the 2010 Greater Catholic League Division I Swimming Championships at Keating Natatorium Feb. 3. “Our goal is to do the best we can,’ Brower said. “We’d love to win a state title, but you can’t always control that. We’re focusing on things we can control.” Whether it’s St. X’s performance at the Classic, at

the GCL Meet or at state, Brower keeps his success in perspective. “Those records go beyond my tenure here,” he said. “I’m trying to carry on the tradition, so it keeps everyone honest.”

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Stand up

I received my Duke Energy bill and was astonished at the Hamilton County sales tax that is now being applied. Also, again PUCO approved a rate hike of on average $6.68 per 100 kw. I received my water bills from Cincinnati Water Works and inside was the rate hike scheduled approved by the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners again on the sewer charges. Seriously, the sewer charges are now triple what the water charges are. We as hard working citizens cannot endure any more rate hikes or tax increases. If you agree, e-mail and let’s stand up and make our voices heard. Deanna Banks Springdale Road Colerain Township

Middle class not all the same

President Obama now wants to help the middle class with targeted tax cuts. Well, Mr. President, not all of us in the middle class fall into your targeted group. Do we not work just as hard or long? Are we not worthy of our money as your target group is to theirs and ours?

It seems you like to pick winners and losers, Mr. President. Should my standard of living be lowered so someone else’s can be raised without any sweat or extra hard work on their part? Should it be my sacrifice and not theirs? In your new green economy, there may well be good paying jobs 15 to 20 years down the road, but the unemployed want good jobs now, not green jobs tomorrow. So if you want to fight for the middle class as a whole, don’t give us a new tax cut, give it to the people who own ad operate businesses and those who aspire to. That plus getting more oil and gas production into the pipeline to lower prices at the pump would help. $2.50-plus is the real job killer. Fight for me, Mr. President. I’m waiting. Edward Bakes East Miami River Road Colerain Township

Tea Party members respond

My name is Nita Thomas. I, along with my husband Roger are leaders of the Northwest Side Tea Party. We started our group last August with seven members and have grown into two groups – the Southwest Side with about 110

Tea Party responds to criticism

There seems to be a growing propaganda campaign to discredit the Tea Party movement in order to distract from the underlying message of the need for principle based leadership. The recent article by Anne Uchtman was a great example and similar attacks are playing out across the media. Here are the simple facts in response to the insinuations. “It all began in early 2009, led by Republican Dick Armey.” Fact: Speaking for our group, who the heck is Dick Armey! Yes I know who Dick Armey is but he has had no contact with the Cincinnati Tea Party. The origin of the current Tea Party movement is CNBC correspondent Rick Santelli’s impromptu speech about the government bailouts on Feb. 19, 2009. His call for a “tea party” revolt to protest subsidizing failure gave voice to the frustration felt by all of us about the unprecedented government takeover of business. “Has any president … solved all the problems in one year.” Fact: No, no president has solved an economic disaster like the current depression in one year’s time. However, no president has ever tripled the deficit in a single year either! “How then did these ‘Tea’ people get so angry in just three months?” Fact: That’s an easy one: $787 billion “stimulus,” $3.4 trillion budget with $1.4 trillion deficit, government takeover of GM, Chrysler, AIG, Fannie Mae, etc. The enormous expansion of government control and deficit spending prompted outrage in anyone who was watching and has a basic understanding of democracy and math! The Tea Party is a non-partisan, spontaneous eruption of people with shared concerns and prin-

members and the Northwest side with over 130 members. Yes, many of these people are angry; angry at government bailouts and government expansion. The Cincinnati Tea Party's three core values are simple: Fiscal responsibility, Limited government, Free markets. We will encourage any candidate who embraces these values. As for being a sub-culture of the Republican Party - last November in the New York 23rd District congressional race we were asked to support liberal Republican Dede Scozzafava over the true conservative candidate Doug Hoffman – we refused. Dede Scozzafava was forced to pull out of the race and the Democratic candidate won because the Republican Party thought, like Anne, that we are in lock-step with them. Is this the action citizens would engage in if they were an arm of the Republican Party? As for clever but disgusting tactics – I wonder how the Louisiana Purchase and the Cornhusker Kickback are viewed. Talk about fishy – if the health care bill is so good, why is it necessary to bribe and buy votes? In closing, I would like to say Tea Party people are aware and engaged and intend to “Take Back




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Tea party is independent

The Democrats continue to give too much credit to the Republicans by implying that the Tea Party movement is some Republican undercover organization. The Tea Party has been around for a long time. It has risen to prominence because we are “Taxed Enough Already,” and, of late, government spending, by both parties, has reached critical mass. For you to believe, as do most Obama supporters, that opposition is simply based on personal dislike is silly and quite frankly offensive. The Dems have been in control

since 2006, please note that Republican votes are not needed, yet they are unable to “sell” their big government agenda to the smart citizens of this great country. The Tea Party is an advocate for every working American who deserves to enjoy the fruits of their own labor instead of being told what, where and how to spend their earnings. Stop blaming others for the failings of the Democratic party. Your failings are due to unpopular policy and arrogance. God bless the Tea Party and every citizen who stands against wasteful government spending and oppressive laws/policies. Shame on those who ridicule others for their efforts to represent common taxpayers. Shawn Curtis Pebbleknoll Drive Colerain Township

Prevention best tool to deal with bed bugs George Brunemann Community Press guest columnist

ciples. Our group started as 35 friends gathered in our living room to exchange ideas on how to combat the progressive/socialist takeover of the United States. After that discussion we approached Mike Wilson because the concerns and principles the he laid out for the Cincinnati Tea Party at the March 15 demonstration on Fountain Square were identical to our living room discussion. The Tea Party movement is actually extremely simple to define – A shared belief in three fundamental principles: • Fiscal responsibility, • Limited government, • Free markets. This great nation was founded on these principles and will continue to decay until these values are restored. Everything we do is a direct consequence of the need to return our country to these fundamental truths. Political parties, leaders, anyone who embraces these principles is welcome and will receive our support. Anyone who opposes these principles will receive all the pressure we can muster to overcome their obstruction to restoring democracy. We are working for real change for the better of the country, not a hollow campaign promise with a hidden agenda for its demise. As Thomas Jefferson once said: “All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.” We have been quiet for far too long, including the Bush years, and are now suffering the consequence of that mistake. We will be silent no more! George Brunemann is a leader of the Southwest Cincinnati Tea Party. See the Web site at http://cincinnatiteaparty. com/events.htm for more information.

Bed bugs, long believed to be eradicated in our country, have made their presence known in the past several years. Most bed bug complaints to Hamilton County Public Health are residential in nature, also mostly from renters, and it is understandable that many people are concerned when they find bed bugs in their homes. We are available to help determine the best way to get rid of the problem, but prevention is actually the best tool we can use help contain the bed bug problem. Bed bugs are a wingless insect found worldwide that feed off the blood of humans and other animals. Bed bugs, although unpleasant, are not known to transmit diseases to humans. Contrary to popular belief,

presence of bed bugs is not an indicator of unsanitary living conditions. They may be found in homes, motels, movie theaters, transTim Ingram portation depots Community and restrooms. bugs do Press guest notBed fly or jump, columnist but they do move quickly and can hitch hike on just about anything including furniture, clothes or luggage. In our own homes and when traveling, there are things we can look for to make sure bed bugs are not around. Some general guidelines are:


• Reduce the amount of clutter to eliminate hiding places. • Inspect furniture brought into your home. • When returning from a trip, inspect your luggage and clothes for bed bugs. • At home or when staying in hotels or motels, examine the bed linens and mattress seems for the bugs, looking for dark stains around the mattress seems. • Cover mattresses and box springs with covers that zip closed. If bed bugs are found in your home, it is best to contact a licensed pest control company. More information on treating bed bugs can be found at Tim Ingram is the Health Commissioner for Hamilton County.

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What is the best thing the president and Congress can do to reduce unemployment? “The government spent billions to bail out the banks yet has not been successful in adding new jobs. The unemployment continues to stay at record levels. It appears there are 10-15 million illegal aliens in the U.S. Perhaps if they were deported the jobs and welfare they are taking up might be better utilized for American citizens. Between those jobs and the jobs sent over seas the U.S. may not even have enough jobs for its citizens. I hope for an entire turnover of the Government in Washington in the next few years. Never has such incompetence been on display. It seems that those who can, do; those who can’t run for office. Go Figure!” T.D.T. “President Obama could send stimulus money to commuity banks and make special loans to small ‘start-up’ businesses who want to hire local people. Then, it

would be good if he could get rid of the Republicans who would surely vote against it.” A.T. “We should export all lobbyists. Impeach the president and Congress, both Democrats and Republicans for malfeasance. They are not any better than a third-country dictatorship with more corruption than ethics. Elect officials that have actually worked for a living and had to earn their wages and benefits. Go back to using “The United States Constitution” and “The Bill of Rights” as the basis for making laws, not personal gain. This would create a positive sentiment to employers and workers alike. “ L.M. “During the 1930s, we stimulated the economy by creating construction projects to build public works, many of which are still here today. We even funded artists to create public artwork. We got something lasting for all the debt we took on. “This time around, we seemed to have used the money to fill

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Local athletes celebrate National Signing Day Several local high school athletes signed letters of intent Feb. 3 to pursue collegiate athletics during National Signing Day. Here’s a breakdown of the local athletes by school based on information received. Some may have signed earlier:


• Dominique Carter, son of Nicole Bishop, football, Georgetown University • John Michael Davidson III, son of Michelle Davidson, soccer, Shawnee State University • Tyon Dixon, son of Tia Fairbanks, football, University of Louisville • Brandon Good, son of Toby and Kathy Good, football, St. Joseph’s • Nicholas Piening, son of Matt and Amy Piening, football, Lindsey Wilson University • Alexandra Wagner, daughter of Bill and Jennifer Wagner, soccer, Western Michigan University

La Salle

• Cameron Cole, football, Indiana University • Chris Fisbeck, soccer/track, College of Mt. St. Joseph • Keenan Gibbs, football, University of Toledo • Jake Keller, football, College of the Holy Cross • Reid Rizzo, baseball, Lake Erie College • Kyle Smith, soccer,

Ashland University


• Preston Brown, son of Mike and Patrice Brown, football, University of Louisville


• Michelle Watson, daughter of Tom and Jean Watson, soccer, Western Michigan

Mt. Healthy

• Terrell Smith, football, University of Charleston

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• Jorian Hudson, son of Glenn and Stephanie Hudson, football, University of Cincinnati • Solomon Tentman, son of Terresa Tentman, football, Cincinnati

St. Xavier

• Connor Carroll, son of Bill and Beth Carroll, lacrosse, Dennison University • Will Carroll, son of William Carroll, football, Georgetown University • Eric Gruenbacher, son of Dana and Ann Gruenbacher, cross country, University of Dayton • Chris Hanson, son of Dale and Mary Hanson, cross country, Xavier University • Matt James, son of Jerry and Peggy James, football, University of Notre Dame


St. Xavier High School held its Signing Day Feb. 3, as nine Bombers signed letters of intent to pursue collegiate athletics. Among them (sitting, left to right) were: Chris Hanson (Xavier University, cross country), Eric Gruenbacher (University of Dayton, cross country), Tyler Smith (Kenyon College, football) and Connor Carroll (Dennison University, lacrosse). Standing (from left to right): Nigel Muhammad (Lehigh University, football), Matt James (University of Notre Dame, football), Luke Massa (Notre Dame, football), Eric Kramer (Ohio State University, preferred walk-on, football) and Will Carroll (Georgetown University, football). • Eric Kramer, son of Ray and Suzanne Kramer, football, Ohio State University, preferred walk-on • Luke Massa, son of Gary and Mary Massa, football, Notre Dame • Nigel Muhammad, son of Mouhcine Lahbabi and Betina Muhammad, football, Lehigh University • Tyler Smith, son of Thomas and Patricia Stachler and Randy Smith, football, Kenyon College. Reported by Anthony Amorini, Mark Chalifoux and Tony Meale


Also signing at Colerain were two soccer players: Michael Davidson III (Shawnee State University), second from left, and Alexandra Wagner (Western Michigan University), middle. Davidson III is pictured with his mother, Michelle, left. Wagner is pictured with her parents, Bill and Jennifer.


A trio of La Salle Lancer football players signed their letters of intent Wednesday, Feb. 3, while celebrating National Signing Day. The group included, from left, Jake Keller (Holy Cross), Keenan Gibbs (Toledo) and Cameron Cole (Indiana) as La Salle varsity head coach Tom Grippa proudly stands behind his future collegiate players.


Roger Bacon High School seniors Solomon Tentman, left, and Jorian Hudson, right, signed letters of intent Feb. 3 to play football at the University of Cincinnati.


McAuley’s Michelle Watson, with parents Tom and Jean Watson, signs a letter of intent to play soccer for Western Michigan. She plans to major in biomedical sciences and will play goalkeeper for the Broncos.


Mount Healthy High School senior Terrell Smith, center, signed a letter of intent to play football at the University of Charleston. He is seen with his stepmother, Tracey Burroughs, who is a 1982 graduate of Mount Healthy, and Fighting Owls head football coach Arvie Crouch.


Six Colerain High School athletes signed letters of intent Feb. 3 to pursue collegiate athletics. Included were four football players (left to right): Dominique Carter (Georgetown University), Brandon Good (St. Joseph’s), Tyon Dixon (University of Louisville) and Nicholas Piening (Lindsey Wilson University).


Northwest High School senior Preston Brown (hat) signed a letter of intent Feb. 3 to play football at the University of Louisville. He is pictured with his sister, Paige (left), his father, Mike (back), and his mother, Patrice (right).


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Intermediate Sewing Classes, 9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., Child care available. Classes offered on a six-week rotating schedule. Participants must have completed beginner classes. Free. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673; West Price Hill.


Colleen McAndrews Wood: Oil Paintings on Wood, 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Front Porch Coffeehouse, 5245 Glenway Ave., Through Feb. 12. 471-5282. Price Hill.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Royal Rounds, 2-4 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road, Phase III-V round dance club for experienced dancers. Ballroom figures: waltz, two-step, cha cha, rumba, tango and bolero. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 9292427. Greenhills.


Line Dance Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smoothsoled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. Springfield Township.


Restore the Core, 6:30-7:30 p.m., New Hope Community Church, 3707 Edgewood Drive, Get ready for summer and bathing suit season. First class is free. $10. Presented by StrollerFit Inc. 205-9772; Green Township.


Horror Book Club, 8 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, “Desperation.” Presented by Monfort Heights/White Oak Civic Association. 3694472. Monfort Heights.


Remembering, Reaching Out and Connecting Food Drive, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Colerain High School, 8801 Cheviot Road, Athletic Office. Bring canned goods and other non-perishable items to school for the Lady Cardinals basketball team. Benefits Haiti relief effort and local food banks. 923-1000, ext. 612. Colerain Township.


Movie Thursday, 10:30 a.m., North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave., Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey in “The Color Purple.” Popcorn provided. 521-3462. North College Hill. F R I D A Y, F E B . 1 2


Piecemakers, 2-4 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., Quilters and sewers create projects to benefit the community. Child care available. Free. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673; West Price Hill.


Butler Squares, 7:30-10 p.m., Miami Whitewater Township Firehouse, 6736 Ohio 128, Plus-level square dance club open to all experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Miamitown.


Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 513, 7947 Hamilton Ave., Cod, catfish, shrimp, crab cakes, steak and chicken sandwiches, fries, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw and cupcakes. 729-0061. Mount Healthy.


Remembering, Reaching Out and Connecting Food Drive, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Colerain High School, 923-1000, ext. 612. Colerain Township. S A T U R D A Y, F E B . 1 3


Donauschwaben Society Dinner Dance, 6:30-11 p.m., Donauschwaben Haus, 4290 Dry Ridge Road, Dinner served from 6:307:30 p.m. by club’s youth group members. Includes breaded schnitzel, mashed potatoes, red cabbage, green beans, bread, dessert and open wine bar. Cash bar and snacks available during dance. Music Rheingold Band. $16; $8 dance only. Registration required. 385-2098; Colerain Township. Sweetheart Swing Dance, 7:30-11:30 p.m., The Farm, 239 Anderson Ferry Road, Buffet dinner, wine, beer, soft drinks, desserts and snacks. Music by the Pete Wagner Band. Includes TV raffle, match box raffle and splitthe-pots. Benefits Delhi Township Veterans Association and the Delhi Business Association. Ages 18 and up. $70 couple, $45 single. Reservations required. 471-8693; Delhi Township.


Kehraus Tanz (Sweep Out Dance), 7:11 p.m., Germania Society of Cincinnati, 3529 W. Kemper Road, Karneval Kehraus Dance. Last dance of the season. Music by Prost’ Band. Prizes for most original costume. $12. Reservations required. 742-0060; Colerain Township.


A Valentine’s Extravaganza, 7-11:30 p.m., Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Bridgetown, 3302 Westbourne Drive, Large Ballroom. With Dueling Pianos and The Cincinnati Sinatra. Matt Snow, emcee. Includes dinner, free parking, cash bar, and dancing. Ages 21 and up. $49 per couple. Reservations required. 943-3601; Bridgetown.


Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9:30 p.m., Poppy’s Tavern, 5510 Rybolt Road, Free. 574-6333. Green Township. Ralph & The Rhythm Hounds Band, 9 p.m.midnight, The Dog Haus, 494 Pedretti Ave., With Noah Cave. Family friendly. 378-2961. Delhi Township.


BlueStone Ivory, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 251-7977. Riverside. The Sonic Sledgehammers, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m., JB’s Bar and Grille, 9176 Winton Road, Valentine Party. Free. 522-6166; Springfield Township.

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Glow-in-the-Dark Hike, 7 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Hikers journey through woods to encounter “glowing trees.”. $2, vehicle permit required. Registration required online by Feb. 12. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township. Great Backyard Bird Count and Hike, 9 a.m.-noon, Sisters of Charity Spirituality Center, 5900 Delhi Road, Motherhouse courtyard. Three-hour bird count. Hikes led by Western Wildlife Corridor to explore surrounding woods. Young Birders get certificate for participating. Free. Presented by Audubon Society of Ohio. 941-6497; Delhi Township.


Murder Mystery Dinners, 6:30 p.m., Mill Race Banquet Center, 1515 W. Sharon Road, “Death by Chocolate.” Cash bar. Audience participation. Adults. $33.50; vehicle permit required. Reservations required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.


Career Day, 9 a.m.-noon, St. Mark A.M.E. Zion Church, 9208 Daly Road, Features panel of human resource professionals to help sharpen resume, interviewing and networking skills. Free. Registration required. Presented by Women of Excellence Ministry. 961-6862. Springfield Township. S U N D A Y, F E B . 1 4


Pancake Breakfast, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Monfort Heights United Methodist Church, 3682 West Fork Road, All you can eat. Pancakes, sausage, coffee, milk and juice. Benefits Boy Scout Troop 98. $5. Presented by Boy Scouts of America Troop 98. 741-0577. Green Township.


All Things Chocolate, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Learn the origin, the fascination and share some treats. $4, vehicle permit required. Registration required online by Feb. 12. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township.


Sundry of Salamanders, 3 p.m., Shawnee Lookout Park, 2008 Lawrenceburg Road, Meet at Waterhole Meadow to learn about salamanders. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Miami Township.


Valentine’s Day Party, 11 a.m., North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave., Includes tea, refreshments, games and door prizes. Reservations required. 521-3462. North College Hill. M O N D A Y, F E B . 1 5


Unicorners Singles Square Dance Club, 810 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Experienced western style square dancers and round dancers. Singles and couples welcome. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Mount Healthy.


StrollerFit, 9:40-10:40 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $10. 205-9772; Sayler Park. Restore the Core, 6:30-7:30 p.m., New Hope Community Church, $10. 205-9772; Green Township.


Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Shopping Center, 3491 North Bend Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Monfort Heights.


Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park hosts the Rosenthal Next Generation Theatre Series with award-winning puppeteer Hobey Ford at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in the playhouse’s Rosenthal Plaza. Ford uses puppets, music and movement to explore the animal kingdom. Tickets are $5, ages 4-18; and $6 for adults. Call 513-421-3888 or visit The performance is for ages 4 and up.


Black History Through Music, Noon-1:30 p.m., College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road, Food Court, Harrington Center. Music covers the spirituals to hip-hop; from the Middle Passage to Katrina to President Barack Obama; from agony to ecstasy. Free. 244-4414. Delhi Township.


The next Greater Cincinnati Decorative Artists meeting is 11:45 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, at the Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road. Gayle Laible will teach “Lonely Lighthouse,” a watercolor. The meeting is open to all painters of all experience levels, new members and guests. It is free, but registration is required. For more information, call 522-1154 or visit Pictured is Susan Parrett of Colerain Township with a fabric painting project at a recent Greater Cincinnati Decorative Artists seminar.


Year-Round Gardening, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road. Learn new ideas for planning and maintaining garden throughout the year. Adults only. With White Oak Garden Center staff. Free. 385-3313. Monfort Heights.


Kids Day at the Park, 10 a.m., FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Colerain Township.


Job Search Group, 1:30-3 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Consultants teach on topics to help with job search. Participants share leads and resumes. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown. T U E S D A Y, F E B . 1 6


Beginner Sewing Classes, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., Child care available. Classes offered on a six-week rotating schedule. Free. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 4714673; West Price Hill.


Continentals Round Dance Club, 7-9:30 p.m., Hilltop United Methodist Church, 1930 W. Galbraith Road, Phase III-V level round dance club. $6. 929-2427; North College Hill.


Beginner Square Dance Class, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, No prior dance experience necessary. Wear casual dress and smooth-soled shoes. Free. 929-2427; Springfield Township. Line Dance Class, 10-11 a.m., Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane, Line dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. 321-6776. West Price Hill.

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Red Hat Ladies The Red Hots, Noon, North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave., Red Hat Gala Valentine’s with music by Jack Eno. $2 donation. 521-3462. North College Hill.


Square Dance Class, 10-11:30 a.m., Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane, Dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. West Price Hill.


Circus Class, 3-4:45 p.m., Cincinnati Waldorf School, 5555 Little Flower Ave., Wednesdays through April 28. No class March 24. Introduction to circus skills. Learn stilt walking, rolling globe, clown routines, balance, juggling, plate spinning and more. Grades 1-8. $140, $110 siblings. Presented by My Nose Turns Red Theatre Company. 859-581-7100; Mount Airy. Your Financial Health Personal Education Program, 7-8 p.m., Taylor High School, 36 E. Harrison Ave., Taxes Hurt: How Can You Stop the Pain? Free. Presented by Three Rivers Local School District. 941-6400. North Bend.


Fish Fry, 4-7 p.m., Our Lady of Victory School, 808 Neeb Road, Cafeteria. Includes fried or baked fish dinners, sandwiches, pizza, sides and drinks. Carryout available, call after 3:30 p.m. Benefits Boy Scout Troop 909. 50 cents-$6. 347-2074. Delhi Township. Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. Lawrence Church, 3680 Warsaw Ave., Undercroft, Cafeteria. Includes breaded shrimp, baked salmon, cod sandwiches, spaghetti, grilled cheese sandwich, pizza bread, sides, desserts and beverages. Carryout available. Benefits Parent Teacher Organization. $1-$7. 921-4230. East Price Hill. Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., St. Antoninus Parish, 1500 Linneman Road, Church Undercroft. Fried fish sandwich, grilled salmon, jumbo fried shrimp, pizza, baked potato, macaroni and cheese, salad, green beans, cole slaw, french fries, onion rings and soup of the week. Family friendly. $5.50-$7.50 dinners; $1.50-$3.50 a la carte. Presented by St. Antoninus Boy Scout Troop 614. 922-5400; Green Township.


Maple Sugaring for Adults, 1 p.m., FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, $4, vehicle permit required. Registration required online 10 days prior to date. 521-7275; Colerain Township.


Restore the Core, 6:30-7:30 p.m., New Hope Community Church, $10. 205-9772; Green Township.


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, members free. Presented by Cincinnati Bop Club. 251-7977; Riverside.


Maple Sugaring for Adults, 1 p.m., FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Ellenwood Nature Barn. How it’s done, the tools and a tasting. $4, vehicle permit required. Registration required online 10 days prior to date. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Colerain Township.


Senior Book Club, 10 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Free. “Julie and Romeo,” by Jeanne Ray. 369-4472. Green Township. Brandy’s Craft Class: Spring Arrangements, 11 a.m., North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave., Cost covers supplies. $2. 521-3462. North College Hill.


See “Cinderella” go to the ball at the Cincinnati Ballet’s production Friday, Feb. 12, through Sunday, Feb. 14, at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $25-$80. Call 513-621-5282 or visit Pictured is principal dancer Janessa Touchet as Cinderella.


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February 10, 2010


We should be wondering as we wander

Why are there so many vivacious children and so many dull adults? Why? Because we live in a world that does not encourage awe and wonder. As a child we were in a constant state of wonder. Each day we were like guests at a smorgasbord. We were constantly touching, tasting, looking and marveling at interesting objects and sounds. Sometimes there were even things that escalated wonder into awe. But gradually wonder and awe gets squeezed out of us. To wonder means to recognize that we were in the presence of mystery. But we have lowered the ceiling to avoid acknowledging anything beyond. And as we become more competent and gain mastery over ourselves and the things around us, wonder diminishes. But might we not ask, “Can’t our competence lead us to more wonder?” The earliest philosophers recognized that philosophy itself begins with wonder. And if philosophy is authentic, it will end there too. Rabbi Abraham Heschel noted that the worst of sins is to take life for granted. Children have not learned to commit that sin. True poets and mystics fight against committing it. Yet we say, “Been there, done that.” How did we slay wonder? The former director of the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies, scientist

William G. Pollard, says a chief characteristic of 18thand 19thcentury science a Father Lou was Guntzelman sense of demolishPerspectives ing mystery. Nature’s secrets were being unlocked and hopes arose that eventually one great formula would be found to explain everything. “But,” he added, “the great scientists of our century underscore the openness of science. … We find the reintroduction of mystery at a very profound and deep level.” If we are, instead, seduced by the powers of science it leads us to pay attention to only a part of reality – the functional or classifiable part. But we are more than functional and classifiable. We are unique individuals and deeply mysterious. Peo-

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If we are oblivious to mystery we diminish ourselves. To try and regain a sense of wonder and awe, Chesterton said that we have to look at familiar things until they become strange. ple who are alienated from mystery and wonder are alienated from themselves. If we are oblivious to mystery we diminish ourselves. To try and regain a sense of wonder and awe, Chesterton said that we have to look at familiar things until they become strange. In that same manner, author Joseph Gallagher notes, “Really looking, really listening, really paying attention: these are skills which are seemingly a natural part of childhood, probably because a child hasn’t grown ‘practical’ enough to limit his gaze to what is functional about a thing. ... Such an attentiveness requires an exercise of reverence toward reality, an openness, a zone of interior silence where static won’t jam out the messages of meaning emitted by things.”


We work against ourselves when we create our own static that overpowers wonder and mystery. Don’t we mistake an intensely busy life with a meaningfully connected one? Eugene H. Peterson writes, “The workplace is where this diminishing of wonder goes on most consistently and thoroughly... information and competence are key values here... We don’t want to waste time by staring at something. And in his book ‘Awe,’ Paul Pearsall Ph. D. says that our brain “



more interested in its usual fixation on the Fs of fighting, fleeing, feeding or fornicating.” We must seek, and allow, wonder to touch our lives else we atrophy. I appreciate the sense of wonder expressed by poet Elizabeth Michael Boyle:

“Who am I?”

I am a child of the universe a woman of earth a creature of God. I stand in awe of the ever

expanding universe birthing a nursery of galaxies, compressing the weight of a billion stars the size of our sun into a minute black hole the size of my thumb.” There is not a shortage of opportunities for our wonderment and awe.

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Make a little whoopee (pie) Valentine’s Day

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probably cancels out most of the good nutrition, but after all, it is Valentine’s Day and these are w o r t h every calorie.

country girl Janice Mehallick, a West Chester reader who said, “We make these and call them chocolate gobs – it’s one of our favorite desserts.” Janice brought several in for me to try, and within minutes, all were gone except one.

Rita Heikenfeld Rita’s kitchen Cakes:

Chocolate gobs/mini chocolate whoopee pies

Don’t be fooled by the name – these are like mini chocolate whoopee pies (that’s why I added the name to the title) and would be so much fun for the kids to help make. From colleague and

2 cups sugar 1 ⁄2 cup vegetable shortening 2 eggs 1 cup buttermilk 1 cup boiling water 1 teaspoon vanilla 4 cups flour 1 ⁄2 teaspoon baking powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 ⁄2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

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One of Janice Mehallick’s chocolate gobs or “whoopee pie.”


5 tablespoons flour 1 cup milk 1 cup sugar 1 stick butter, softened 1 ⁄2 cup vegetable shortening 1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cream sugar and shortening until fluffy. Add eggs and continue to beat. Stir together buttermilk, boiling water, vanilla, and blend this into the creamed mixture at low speed. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cocoa. Add to mixture 1 cup at a time, blending well at low speed. Batter will be very thin but do not worry. Drop by teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for five minutes. Allow to cool and transfer onto waxed paper. To make the filling, place flour into saucepan and slowly add milk, stirring until smooth. Set over medium heat and cook, stirring until very thick. Mixture should become as thick as solid vegetable shortening. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely. Cream together sugar, butter, shortening,

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and vanilla. Add the cooled flour mixture and whip until fluffy. Spread onto bottom side of cookie and top with another cookie to make a sandwich. Wrap individually in plastic wrap and store in refrigerator.

Maribelle’s sweet and sour chicken soup

Reader Sandy Keiser couldn’t believe her luck when Maribelle’s Tavern (2062 Riverside Drive in the historic East End of Cincinnati, 513-861-2484) agreed to share this recipe. Sandy said it was a “Spicy Thai chicken soup with vegetables; mmmm good!” I couldn’t believe my luck, either, when Chef Mike Florea responded so quickly. He said, “This recipe is from Chris Florea, my brother and a cook in our kitchen. Chris is also responsible for our delicious brunch menu on Sundays.” Soups, surf or turf specials vary daily and all the food is fresh and made to order. I can tell you myself that it’s a fun place to go and next time we stop in, I’m getting this soup! Check them out at for more information. (I found Mae Ploy chili sauce at Kroger in a smaller bottle. I use it for all sorts of things – it’s sweet but very hot/spicy, as well.) This is a big batch soup, so would be perfect for entertaining.

More Valentine’s Day treats

For easy peanut butter cups and stacked red velvet cake recipes, go to http:// communitypress.cincinnati. com and click on Rita’s picture. Call 513-591-6163 to request a printed copy. 3 large yellow onions, julienned 2 tablespoons garlic, minced 1 cup chipotle peppers in adobo, pureed 1 bunch asparagus, sliced 3 carrots, shredded 3 cups smoked bacon, chopped 1 gallon chicken stock or good quality broth 2 cups Chablis wine 25 oz bottle sweet chili sauce (like Mae Ploy) 1 ⁄2 cup sesame seeds 10 chicken breast halves, grilled and then diced Salt and pepper to taste Caramelize onions in large stock pot in a bit of oil. Add garlic, chipotle, bacon, asparagus and carrots. Cook for approximately 20 minutes on low heat. Deglaze with wine. Make sure to scrape bottom to get all the bacon and onion drippings. Add chicken stock. Bring to a boil and add the bottle of sweet chili sauce. Reduce heat so soup is at a simmer. Add the chicken and sesame seeds. Let simmer for 30 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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IHOP pancake giveaway returns IHOP has announced plans to serve millions of free pancakes again next year in celebration of National Pancake Day on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010. Planned as a celebration of friends, family and community, IHOP hopes the program will raise $1.75 million for Children’s Miracle Network, an international nonprofit organization that raises funds for children’s hospitals, and other worthy local causes. IHOP Restaurants in the community include one at 9540 Colerain Ave. across from Northgate Mall and one at 1217 Omniplex Drive across from Cincinnati Mills.

2010 will mark IHOP’s fifth year celebrating the national event and the company has set an ambitious goal to raise a cumulative $5 million for charity in the first five years of its free flapjack philanthropic effort. More than 1,400 IHOP restaurants throughout the United States will once again invite guests to enjoy a free short stack of IHOP’s signature buttermilk pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. during National Pancake Day. In return, IHOP guests are asked to donate what they would have paid for the free pancakes, or more, to the Children’s Miracle Network hospital in their

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Hilda Leicht Hawkins, 88, Colerain Township, died Feb. 1. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Mary (Don) Minges, Raymond (Linda) Hawkins; grandchildren Melissa (Joe) Stoeckel, Michelle (Ron) Snider, Rene (Sean) Wheatley, Christopher (Becky) Hawkins; great-grandchildren Andy, Katie, Kelly, Lindsey, Alex, Allison, Josh. Preceded in death by husband Harold Hawkins, sisters Mildred Hartman, Dorothy Leicht, Margaret Floyd. Services were Feb. 5 at St. Bernard Church. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203 or St. Bernard Church, 7130 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45247.

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Jane Monica Jaspers, 54, Green Township, died Feb. 1. She was a social worker. Survived by father Robert W. Jaspers; siblings Mary (Mike) Sweeney, Robert J. (Lynn) Jaspers; nieces and nephew Jennifer Bauer, Robert P. Jaspers, Maria Berry. Preceded in death by mother Beatrice Jaspers. Services were Feb. 5 at St. Ignatius of Loyola. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206

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Edwin I. Linkous, 83, Green Township, died Feb. 2. He was a supervisor for Steel Craft. Survived by daughter Evelyn (Richard) Wormuth; granddaughter Gina Stanghetti; great-grandsons Nickolas, Zackary. Preceded in death by wife Helen Linkous. Services were Feb. 5 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home.

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Elbert J. “Bill” Niehaus, 89, Miami Township, died Jan. 28. He was a special education teacher. Survived by children William L. (Carol Diehl) Niehaus, Patricia Kindsvatter, Pamela (J. Robert) Gundy; stepson Christopher Ramsey; brother Ralph Niehaus; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by mother Betty Niehaus. Services were Feb. 1 at St. Ignatius of Loyola. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

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Joseph Anthony Oliverio, 49, Green Township, died Feb. 2. He was a computer graphic technician. Survived by son Anthony J. Oliverio; stepsons Doug, Alan Chilson; siblings James (Susan) Oliverio, Ada Lutes; aunt and uncle Ada, Eugene Oliverio. Services were Feb. 9 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home.

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From B6 Mark Williams, 53, 8011 Hamilton Ave., disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 11620 Hamilton Ave., Jan. 13. Alfonzo Williams, 18, 2312 Hidden Meadows Drive, breaking and entering at 11109 Hamilton Ave., Jan. 20. Anthony Wolfe, 35, 3750 Edger Road, theft at 3711 Stone Creek Blvd., Jan. 17. Roas Wood, 39, 2000 Westwood Northern Blvd., theft at 10220 Colerain Ave., Jan. 11. Juvenile male, 16, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Jan. 14. Juvenile male, 17, inducing panic at 3624 Springdale Road, Jan. 16. Juvenile male, 16, , aggravated possession of drugs, drug abuse at 10761 Pippin Road, Jan. 20.

Reports/Incidents Assault

Disorderly conduct

Victim reported at 11109 Hamilton Ave., Jan. 11.

Domestic violence

Female reported at Pinedale Road, Jan. 17.

Identity fraud

Victim reported at 3292 Day Road, Jan. 19.


Victim threatened at 2881 Royal Glen Drive, Jan. 10.

Rape, kidnapping

Female victim reported on Boleyn Drive, Jan. 26.


Fence damaged at 8673 Orchardwood Court, Jan. 14.

Vehicle removed at 9912 Loralinda Drive, Jan. 13.

Building entered and speakers and stereo equipment valued at $1,900 removed at 2561 Mariposa, Jan. 12. Garage entered and vehicle removed at 6590 Springdale Road, Jan. 18. Window of residence broken out at 2668 Springdale Road, Jan. 16.


Criminal damaging

Antonio Cipriani, 29, 6409 Hillside Ave., failure to comply, possession of drugs and endangering children at 6409 Hillside, Jan. 23. Juvenile, 15, grand theft auto at 1747 Ebenezer Road, Jan. 24. Juvenile, 16, complicity to theft at 1747 Ebenezer Road, Jan. 24. Juvenile, 13, complicity to theft at 1747 Ebenezer Road, Jan. 24. Sherry Bruening, 38, 5746 Timrick Court, theft at 5071 Glencrossing Way, Jan. 25. Amber Chitwood, 27, 1200 Downing St., theft and receiving stolen property at 5519 Greenacres Court, Jan. 26. Shane A. Mead, 24, 2687 Hill Vista Lane No. 3, drug trafficking, drug possession and carrying concealed weapon at 5800 Colerain Ave., Jan. 26. Juvenile, 16, assault on police officer at 5190 Glencrossing Way, Jan. 23. Juvenile, 14, obstructing official business at 5190 Glencrossing Way, Jan. 23. Kenneth Dooley, 40, 7220 Creekview Drive No. 1, disorderly conduct at 6580 Harrison Ave., Jan. 27. Kelli I. Drollinger, 23, 3960 Raceview Ave., theft at 6303 Harrison Ave., Jan. 29. Juvenile, 15, underage possession at 3200 Ebenezer Road, Jan. 27. Kristina N. Seyfried, 18, 3340 Bellehaven Court, theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., Jan. 28. Juvenile, 15, distributing dangerous drug at 3200 Ebenezer Road, Jan. 29. Damion L. McRae, 30, 5369 Bahama Terrace No. 13, resisting arrest, driving under suspension and failure to reinstate at 5372 Bahama Terrace, Jan. 29. Maria Pottinger, 20, 1778 Ashbrook Drive, possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia at 6400 Harrison Ave., Jan. 29. Dustin S. Roberts, 19, 3730 Feldkamp Ave., underage consumption at 3730 Feldkamp Ave., Jan. 30.

Counterfeit bill passed at 7764 Colerain Ave., Jan. 19.

Residence entered at 10007 Voyager Way, Jan. 19. Residence entered and DVDs, cell phones and baseball cards valued at $1,249 removed at 3250 Nandale Drive, Jan. 15. Residence entered and necklace of unknown value removed at 3250 Nandale Drive, Jan. 14. Residence entered and computer of unknown value removed at 9705 Marino Drive, Jan. 20. Residence entered and TV, DVD player, DVD valued at $1,529 removed at 2599 Byrneside Drive, Jan. 20.

Breaking and entering


Criminal simulation

Wallet and contents removed from vehicle at 6925 Colerain Ave., Jan. 14. Vehicle entered and radio, CD, monitor valued at $909 removed at 2720 Byrneside Drive, Jan. 15. Trailer and tools of unknown value removed from construction site at 5028 Blue Meadow Lane, Jan. 18. Cell phone valued at $225 removed at 8325 Colerain Ave., Jan. 20. Rear license plate removed from vehicle at 2801 Gardenia Lane, Jan. 17. DVDs valued at $128 removed at 10240 Colerain Ave., Jan. 23. Wallet and contents removed from vehicle at 6925 Colerain Ave., Jan. 14. Vehicle diagnose computer of unknown value removed at 2454 Schon Drive, Jan. 14. Wallet and contents removed from store at 9501 Colerain Ave., Jan. 14. Counterfeit bill passed at 3380 W. Galbraith Road, Jan. 14. Tax forms removed at 10205 Snowflake Lane, Jan. 19. Vehicle entered and stereo equipment valued at $1,000 removed at 11595 Gravenhurst Drive, Jan. 20.

Victim struck at 2911 Kingman Drive, Jan. 14.


Vehicle damaged at 3564 Springdale Road, Jan. 23. Vehicle window broken at 5555 Old Blue Rock Road, Jan. 15.

Theft of motor vehicle



Suspect punched victim in the back at 6214 Cheviot Road, Jan. 28. Suspect pushed victim off bar stool at J-Taps Bar & Grill at 6441 Glenway Ave., Jan. 29.

Breaking and entering

Three weed trimmers, leaf blower, dryer and pad lock stolen from storage unit at 5490 Muddy Creek Road, Jan. 24. Several copper pieces and several power tools stolen from storage unit at 5492 Muddy Creek Road, Jan. 26. Several power tools stolen from storage unit at 5492 Muddy Creek Road, Jan. 29.


Video game system, two video game controllers, charging system and 16 video games stolen from home at 3068 Carroll Ave., Jan. 25.

Criminal damaging

Rear window broken on vehicle at 4368 Harrison Ave., Jan. 25.

Criminal mischief

Caution tape at the end of home's driveway was cut at 5943 Beechdell Drive, Jan. 25. Front of building shot with paintballs at Glenway Animal Hospital at 6272 Glenway Ave., Jan. 26.

Criminal trespass

Apartment unit entered without permission at 6534 Hearne Road No. 312, Jan. 25.

Domestic dispute

Argument between parent and child at Hearne Road, Jan. 24. Argument between siblings at Race Road, Jan. 26. Argument between man and woman at Harrison Avenue, Jan. 28.


Unknown merchandise item stolen from Home Depot at 6300 Glenway Ave., Jan. 23. Three finishing nailers, compressor and miter box stolen from vehicle at 5212 Belclare Road, Jan. 24. GPS stolen from vehicle at 3198 Harmony Lane, Jan. 24. Portable video game system, digital camera and pack of cigarettes stolen from vehicle at 3364 Harmony Lane, Jan. 24. Phone charger and GPS stolen from vehicle at 6138 Connie Lane, Jan. 24. GPS stolen from vehicle at 3399 Harmony Lane, Jan. 24.

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February 10, 2010 Vehicle stolen from home's driveway at 3307 Green Crest Court, Jan. 24. Wallet and contents stolen from one locker; cell phone stolen from second locker; cell phone stolen from third locker and wallet and contents stolen from a fourth locker at Oak Hills High School at 3200 Ebenezer Road, Jan. 25. Cart full of merchandise stolen from Home Depot at 6300 Glenway Ave., Jan. 26. GPS stolen from vehicle at 1875 Ebenezer Road, Jan. 24. Victim paid suspect to fix stove, but the work has never been performed at 6111 Squirrel Woods Lane, Jan. 27. Two pairs of shoes and two pairs of sweat pants stolen from gym bags in locker room at Oak Hills High School at 3200 Ebenezer Road, Jan. 27. Digital converter and an antenna stolen from home at 6603 Hearne Road No. 74, Jan. 27. Cell phone stolen from victim's pocket at School Section & Simca, Jan. 28. Credit card stolen from home at 5519 Greenacres Court, Jan. 28. Vacuum, drill, carbon monoxide meter, Sawzall, light and refrigeration gauge stolen from vehicle at 5037 Western Hills Ave., Jan. 28. Several pieces of jewelry stolen from home at 7174 Wyandotte, Jan. 28. Cell phone stolen from vehicle at 3632 Summerdale Lane, Jan. 28. Gasoline stolen from United Dairy Farmers at 6075 Harrison Ave., Jan. 29.




Juvenile, drug possession at 1800 block of Miles Road, Jan. 26. Two Juveniles, carrying concealed weapon at 8900 block of Fontainebleau Terrace, Jan. 25. Antrice Jordan, 50, 6733 Palametto St., forgery at 1100 block of Compton Road, Jan. 30. Andrew Shelton, 22, 9350 Stoneybrook Drive, drug possession, carrying concealed weapon at 1100 block of Compton Road, Jan. 29. Richard Gannaway, 18, 2028 Mistyhill Drive, theft at 10800 block of Hamilton Avenue, Jan. 29. Juvenile, assault, resisting arrest at 1800 block of Miles Road, Jan. 28. Daniel Tilton, 31, 6840 Savannah Ave., theft at 8000 block of Winton Road, Jan. 27.

Incidents Aggravated robbery

Juvenile reported money, cell phone stolen at 8600 block of Monsanto Drive, Jan. 21.

Criminal damaging

Woman reported vehicle damaged at 8879 Neptune Drive, Jan. 24.


Fifth Third bank reported money stolen at 8421 Winton Road, Jan. 24.


Woman reported money stolen at 8650 Daly Road, Jan. 31.




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