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Jagtar Singh Fantu, left and his wife Balwinder Kaur Fantu (pictured right) of India are two of 99 individuals who became new American citizens during a naturalization ceremony at Saint James Church in White Oak as St. James eighth-graders (pictured above) Abby Schindler, left, Kelly White, Alex Weber and Emily Wagner look on. This is the ninth year St. James Church has played host to the ceremonies. PHOTOS BY CARA OWSLEY/STAFF

Colerain takes second look at limited home rule By Jennie Key

Colerain Township Trustees will reopen the issue of home rule at the next meeting of the board. Board President Jeff Ritter resurrected the idea and proposed a public hearing on the issue, scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, in trustee chambers, 4200 Springdale Road. “I think it’s worth another look,” he said. Home rule gives a township the ability to pass stricter property maintenance codes, create noparking zones, enact noise ordinances and charge civil fines of up

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to $1,000 to compel compliance with resolutions, making them more similar to cities and villages. H o w e v e r, they cannot levy Ritter an income tax like a municipal corporation. Home rule requires unanimous action from the board. Ritter and Trustee Joseph Wolterman voted for making the change in May, and then-trustee Bernie Fiedeldey, a past proponent of the change, voted no. Without a unanimous vote in favor, the only way home

rule could have moved ahead was by putting it on the ballot for voters to decide. With a new trustee, Dennis Deters, on the board, Ritter brought the idea back to the board, asking that the township have another public hearing and reconsider whether to make the change. Deters, who says he favors less government, not more, said he would listen but did not promise support. There are 25 limited home rule townships in Ohio, including Delhi, Springfield, Anderson, Green, Sycamore and Symmes townships in Hamilton County.

Trustees, administrators and department heads will head for Hueston Woods Lodge Thursday, March 25, for an overnight strategic planning retreat. Facilitator Lisa Haneberg, will lead officials and staff as they work to set goals for the township. Haneberg is the vice president and organizational development consulting practice lead for Management Performance International, a boutique consulting firm headquartered in Cincinnati. The township will pay about $4,000 for the facilitator. This is not the first strategic planning retreat for the township. In 1997, officials headed to Shawnee State Park in Portsmouth for the township’s first strategic planning retreat. Since then, the township has conducted retreats at Hueston Woods in 2001, West Chester in 2001 and Wilmington in 2006. The retreats have ranged from $11,000 to $7,000 in cost. The estimated cost for this retreat is $7,500. Colerain Township Trustee Jeff Ritter said the board cut back the scope of the retreat, reducing the number of days and keeping it relatively close to home to keep the cost contained. Colerain Township Administrator David Foglesong says the retreats have proven to be effective. “Professional journals say there is value in off-site retreats,” he said. “While we are not completely removed from the public, it does allow us to have an uninterrupted focus on the issues and removes the temptation to go back to the office.” Ritter said he believes the retreat will pay dividends in the future. “We have a new trustee on board and I think it’s a great opportunity to take stock of where we are as a township and where we want to be in the short term – say one year – and where we want to go in the next five years.” He said trustees will share their views of the township’s strengths and weaknesses, and the opportunities and threats it will face in the future. “It’s a great opportunity for collaboration and idea sharing,” he said.

• What: Colerain Township strategic planning retreat • When: Thursday morning, March 25, through the afternoon on Friday, March 26. Exact schedule times have not been set. • Where: Hueston Woods Lodge and Conference Center, 5201 Lodge Road, College Corner. • Sessions are open to the public. • Call 385-7500 for details.

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Finneytown business branching out for parties By Heidi Fallon

Along with cooking dinner, Meals to Go now has private parties on the menu. Tea parties designed for young princesses in need of a bit of refined pampering are one of the Sunday party ideas. Meals to Go owner Janet Drachman has had several so far and said she’s also offering her business for other parties such as showers, birthday bashes and school group gatherings. “We’re closed on Sundays and we have enough room to host small groups,” Drachman said. “Not everyone wants to have a birthday or Tupperware party in their home, so we make it easy.” Drachman and her staff design activities, if requested, plus brew up the tea and customized food choices. Since opening her business at 8592 Winton Road in December, Drachman said she’s been hoping to find a partner for another of her brainstorms. “I’d like to partner with a civic group or business to have a sort of Springfield Township citizen of the

The Colerain Township Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services is signing up residents for the 21st Citizens Fire Academy. The fire department will be offering only one academy class this year. The academy kicks off on Wednesday, April 14. Classes will be Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The academy ends with a graduation ceremony at the Colerain Township Senior and Community Center on June 23. Academy classes include entering a live burn, rappelling, using the rescue tools for auto extrication, self-contained breathing apparatus search and rescue, emergency medical services skills, CPR, fire ground operations, techni-

cal training, inspections and investigations. Students may sign up to ride along with the men and women of the department as they make fire and squad runs. Participation in all classes is strictly voluntary. Township residents will be given first priority to attend the class, however the class is open to those outside the township if enough spots are available. Class size will be limited to 18 people, and you must be at least 18 to participate. Applications may be picked up at fire headquarters, 3251 Springdale Road, or you can find them on the department’s Web site. Call Jennifer Dransman at 245-5154 or Darrell Brown at 825-6143 for more information.



Janet Drachman adds a few hats to the items she puts into use for tea parties at her Meals to Go business in Finneytown. month recognition,” she said. “I also want to offer

space here for Finneytown spiritwear sales to help the school district.”

Anyone wanting more information can call 5216325.

The story “Police say call direct for lockouts” on the front page of the Feb. 24 edition of the Northwest Press contained an incorrect phone number. Police ask that non-emergency lockout calls be made to 2456600.

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The Pride of La Salle Band will host “Meatballs and Music” from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 7, in the La Salle High School cafeteria. The menu is all-you-caneat spaghetti and meatballs, plus salad, bread, dessert and drinks. Carry-out is available. Band members will be performing musical selections for your entertainment. Call 3532560 for tickets, which are $6 for adults and $5 for seniors/children if purchased in advance. Tickets are $1 more at the door.

Club seeks caddies

Clovernook Country Club is looking for caddies. Applicants must be 12 years of age and must be at least in the seventh grade. A sign-up meeting will be 4 p.m. Thursday, March 4, in the clubhouse at the country club, 2035 W. Galbraith Road. Call 377-1591.

PTA dinner rescheduled

The annual Colerain Middle School PTA Skyline Dinner is rescheduled and will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 8, in the school cafeteria, 4200 Poole Road. In addition, the PTA will hold an association meeting beginning at 6:15 p.m. in the cafeteria, where the Colerain Middle School PTA Educator of the Year, band teacher, Glen Greenwood, will be honored.

Band fundraiser

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Chicken dinner

The fifth annual Indiana Chicken Dinner at St. Ann Church, Groesbeck, will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 21, at the church, 2900 W. Galbraith Road. Menu includes fried chicken, mashed potatoes, dressing, corn, green beans and cole slaw, including homemade desserts and beverage. There will be plenty of room for dining in and socializing with family, friends and neighbors will be provided. Carryout, utilizing a separate line, will also be available from 1 to 6 p.m. Cost for adults is $10; cost for children under 12 is $5. There also will be a split the pot and a raffle with prizes that include two $500 cash prizes, Wii Console, Garmin GPS, a handcrafted rolltop desk, authentic Amish Quilt, Cincinnati restaurant gift cards, “Lamb of God” framed art by Liz Lemon Swindle, a Vera Bradley Collection and one night at the Cincinnatian Hotel and a $100 gift card to the Aronoff Center.

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Monte Carlo

The Colerain High School Boosters Monte Carlo Dance will be from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday, March 13, at the Hartwell Country Club, 59 Caldwell Drive. The evening begins with Monte Carlo games from 7 to 9 p.m., followed by dancing from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Music by DJ Luna Man, Dwaine Luna. For a prepaid table, to make reservations or to volunteer to work, contact Aileen Wright 429-4353. Tickets are $20 per person. The ticket includes admission, refreshments, and games. To donate a door prize, please contact Bev Gobielle 708-7890. All proceeds benefit the

Colerain Boosters who over the last 10 years have donated over $1 million to better Colerain High School’s student athletes, clubs, and organizations.

College fair

A College Fair For High School Students with IEPs and 504 Plans will be offered from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, March 15, at the Houston Educational Resource Center, 3310 Compton Road, The program is presented by the Northwest Local School District’s Student Services Department. The fair will address questions such as: • Is college right for me? • What can I do now to better prepare for college? • What are the differences between laws governing learning assistance in high school vs. assistance in college? • How do I apply for financial aid? • Which college/university will best meet my educational and learning needs? Representatives from Xavier University, the College of Mount St. Joseph, Miami University, Hamilton campus, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Thomas Moore College, University of Dayton, Gateway Community and Technical College are among those that will be present. For additional information or questions, please contact Reena Fish, Transition Specialist at 205-8725.

Meet Butch Jones

New University of Cincinnati head football coach Butch Jones will meet members of the La Salle Club on Tuesday, March 9, at Receptions Banquet and Conference Center, 5975 Boymel

Drive, Fairfield. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails and a VIP reception, followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The presentation by Jones will follow dinner. A VIP reception ticket is $85 per person and $150 per couple, which includes one football autographed by Jones and one 8-inch by 10inch photo with the coach. It also includes beer, wine, hors d’oeuvres and buffet dinner. A general admission ticket, which costs $45 includes a buffet dinner, beer and wine. The evening is limited to adults 21 and over. Admission is by reservation only. Tickets can be purchased at La Salle High School from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or purchase tickets online at Click on “Alumni,” then click on “Event with Butch Jones” and register as a nonmember. For more details call the ticket hotline at 741-2283.

Census seeks workers

The U.S. Census is accepting applications for jobs related to conducting the 2010 Census. Candidates must be at least 18 and available to work part-time or full-time next year. Residents of all neighborhoods are urged to apply, as most people will work from their homes in or near their own communities. Applicants will be required to take a timed test of basic skills in reading, math and map-reading. For a practice test or to get more information, visit the Census Web site at To schedule an application/testing session near your home, call the local Census office at 443-0320.

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Townships finalize energy options By Jennie Key

Colerain Township officials continue to wrestle with an electric aggregation program. Aggregation programs help residential customers increase their buying power by negotiating rates for a larger block of customers. Colerain Township approved natural gas and electric aggregation in November 2005.

Colerain joined with Springfield and West Chester townships and the group has coordinated efforts to buy natural gas as a group to bring down the cost. Mark Burns, president of Independent Energy Consultants and a broker working for Colerain Township’s gas aggregation program, says Colerain residents have saved more than $1 million since the program’s inception.

In the last quarter, about 9,000 residential customers participated in Colerain’s aggregation program for natural gas and about 400 eligible businesses took advantage of the program. Earlier this year, Colerain trustees decided to continue giving residents the option to switch to Interstate Gas Supply Energy as the selected supplier for natural gas for another two years. Now they are considering an electric program as well.

Paul Smith, vice president of Duke Energy Retail Sales, and Burns made presentations at the Feb. 16 meeting, and have supplied the board with additional information since then. The board received new information before its Feb. 23 board meeting and have now decided to table the issue until the March 9 meeting to review it. The trustees expect to discuss electric aggregation at the next meeting, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, March 9, in the township chambers at 4200 Springdale Road. Neighboring Springfield Township has gas and electric aggregation programs in place. Residents should check their mail for information about the township’s continuing gas aggregation program. Residents and businesses currently participating in the township’s natural gas program will remain in the pro-


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Residents and small business owners who are served by another supplier can apply for enrollment in the Colerain Township aggregation programs by calling IGS Energy at 1-800-280-4474. gram unless they respond to the opt-out letter mailed last week. “Enrollment remains strong and collectively we have saved approximately $1 million in our current two-year program” said trustee Joe Honerlaw. Staff writer Heidi Fallon contributed to this story.

FISH FRIES St. James Parish in White Oak will have fish frys every Friday in Lent in the church Undercroft, 3565 Hubble Road. Its slogan is “God and Cod in 2010.” There will be dine-in with crafts for the kids, as well as carry-out, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Dates: March 5, March 19 and March 26. There will be no fish fry on Good Friday. Call 741-5311 for carryout. Menu: Baked and Fried Fish, Shrimp, cheese pizza, fries, macaroni and cheese, Clam Chowder, cole slaw, applesauce, desserts, beer and pop. The fish fry has a Web site at and proceeds go towards church activities.

Church, 11565 Pippin Road, will have Friday night Fish Fry frim 5 to 7:30 p.m. on March 5, March 12, March 19. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children. Eat in or carry out. Call 8254544 for information.

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School, 5375 Dry Ridge Road, sponsors its annual fish fry in the Undercroft. The dinner menu includes fish, shrimp, pizza whole or by the slice, side items, drinks and desserts. Carryout available. The dinners benefit the school’s Help-A-Student Education Fund. Dinner costs will be $3 to $15. The dinners will be from

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St. John Neumann Church sponsors a fish fry in Daniel Hall at the church, 12191 Mill Road. Dinners are from 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays, March 5, March 12, March 19 and March 26. The menu includes baked and fried fish, shrimp, vegetable lasagna, pizza and more. A la carte and carryout available. Meals are $7 and up. Call


Our Lady of Grace Athletic Association

The Our Lady of Grace Athletic Association sponsors a fish fry on Fridays in Lent in the former Little Flower Cafeteria, 5560 Kirby Ave. The cafeteria is handicap accessible. The fish frys will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 5, March 12, March 19, and March 26. Menu is dine in or carry out. In addition to fish, the menu will include pizza, spaghetti, shrimp, macaroni and cheese, potatoes, fries and salad. The proceeds will benefit the association’s athletic programs.

4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Fridays, March 5, March 12, March 19 and March 26. For more information, call 923-2900 or visit the Web site at

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Colorful costumes, creative choreography, magical music and sensational song filled the stage during the 2010 Showfest Feb. 12 and Feb. 13 at Loveland High School. Loveland High School hosted the two-day show choir competition which featured performances by 19 show choirs from 15 schools from Ohio and Indiana. Five middle school show choirs performed Friday evening and 14 high school show choirs competed throughout the day Saturday. “This is two days of nothing but kids loving doing what they’re doing,” said Shawn Miller, Showfest’s host director and director of the Loveland schools show choirs. “It’s just so much fun to watch these guys get up on stage and light up.” They lit up the stage and they lit up the audience with crowdpleasing performances of familiar musical classics. Great choreography helped performers light up the stage and thrill the audience, but it also took great choreography of nearly 200 volunteers to stage the event. Kathleen Pearson is a parent and volunteer who helped organize all the volunteers. She said they do it out of appreciation for what Miller does for their kids. “Everybody is happy to help Shawn put on a great event for the kids,” she said. “It’s gone very well. Everybody has been very helpful. It’s fun to meet the parents of the kids and work alongside of them.” Visitors from all the other schools were quick to offer praise at how well Showfest was run. Sarah Kiley coordinated the food including snacks, dinners, breakfast and lunches for the competi-

The Diamond Oaks Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets finished third in the nation among teams competing in the annual MCJROTC Steel City Christmas Physical Fitness Challenge. The competition was made up of three timed events designed to test the physical fitness and team work of the MCJROTC units: Fireman's Carry Shuttle Run, POW Shuttle Run and Wheelbarrow Race.




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tors and their parents. “The parents told us it was the best food of any show choir competition,” she said. “I have three kids in show choir. We do it for the kids. The enthusiasm is contagious.” Michelle Kauffman was a volunteer judges assistant, which meant she was busy getting the judges whatever they asked for. It also meant she saw first-hand their commitment. “The judges were very focused,” Kauffman said. “Sometimes it gets a little bit crazy, but I liked helping them.” She got to see the choirs perform and offered her own judgment too. “I thought they were very good,” she said. “They were very entertaining; especially Colerain!” The Show Cards of Colerain are a very accomplished and nationally recognized show choir. They did not disappoint. When all was said and done on Saturday night, they took top honors winning the title of Grand Champion for the Loveland Showfest. Akeem Campbell is a member of their more than 40 member ensemble of singers, dancers, musicians and crew. The senior earned top honor as grand champion soloist for his solo rendition of “Lost in the Wilderness.” It means a full-ride scholarship for one week at show choir camp this summer. “It just feels good to be awarded for something I’ve tried to hard for,” Campbell said. “This is a great competition; everyone wants to see each other do well. There’s a great spirit of sports-

Team members are Devin Eckler from Oak Hills High School, a junior in the computer service technician and networking program; Kristopher Goodman from Lockland High School, a junior in the veterinary assisting program; Elicia Lipps, Oak Hills, a junior in the equine management program; Cecil Schuler from Mount Healthy High School, a construction senior; and team coach Josh Strange, Oak Hills, a junior in the heating, ventilating and air conditioning program.

Kindergarten signups under way Northwest Local School District kindergarten registration for the 2010-2011 school year is under way. You can rgister students from from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Northwest Centralized Enrollment Center located at 3310 Compton Road. Parents registering students must bring: • Identification such as a driver's license or state ID • Birth certificate for the student, who must turn five years old on or before Sept. 20, 2010. • Student's Social Security number • Immunization records • Proof of custody, if applicable. • Proof of marriage, if applicable. • Current mortgage or commercial lease. Please refer to enrollment packet for complete residency requirements.


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• Completed enrollment packet. There will be two special registration nights conducted to accommodate parents who work during the day The first will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, and the second will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 9. Both will be at the Northwest Centralized Enrollment Office, 3310 Compton Road. Kindergarten in the Northwest district is offered in half-day programs. The district is applying for a waiver for the start of mandated allday programs for the 2010-11 school year citing financial hardship. Superintendent Rick Glatfelter estimated it would cost Northwest $1 million annually to provide allday kindergarten in the district. Call 522-6700, ext. 7 for information.


Show Cards of Colerain High School on stage after winning grand champion honors. manship here.” He plans to study musical theater in college next year, but laughingly said: “I’ll probably be waiting tables in New York.” Beside his award winning solo and the team victory for his fellow classmates at Colerain, there was great performances by all the show choirs throughout the two day Showfest. Friday night the Connection show choir from Ankeney Middle School in Beavercreek won the award for grand champion in the middle school competition. Loveland Mayor Rob Weisgerber was on hand to present the trophy. In fact, the mayor returned Saturday to present the awards to each of the six finalists in the high school competition. “Great schools, great performances,” Miller said. “We couldn’t ask for a better two days of contests. It’s been fantastic!”


Akeem Campbell (grand champion soloist from Colerain High School) with Showfest host director Shawn Miller.

Science students to compete at Olympiad tournament Students from many local school districts will converge Saturday, March 6, at Raymond Walters College to compete in the Cincinnati Regional Science Olympiad tournament. Similar to athletic events, the Science Olympiad tests the academic mettle of student teams in 23 different events. Ranging from anatomy to ecology and from physics lab to meteorology, students rotate through a series of timed experiments designed to test their problemsolving skills as well as their subject knowledge. This year, RWC is hosting one of eight regional tournaments, drawing students from the Greater

Cincinnati area including Mount Healthy, Finneytown, Wyoming and Loveland. The students compete to win individual and school awards. First- to sixth-place medals will be awarded to students in each event and first- to sixth-place trophies will be awarded to the top teams in each division. Several teams will quality to compete at the Ohio State Science Olympiad Tournament to be April 17 at the Ohio State University. Teams can also reach the National Science Olympiad Tournament by placing in the top two at the Ohio State tournament. The tournament is made possible by the University of Cincin-

nati, Sycamore School District and other companies. The public is invited to visit RWC March 6 to watch as these budding scientists compete. Events will run throughout the day, beginning at 8:30 a.m. and lasting until 2:20 p.m.. An award ceremony will follow at approximately 4 p.m. at Blue Ash Elementary School, located on the RWC campus at 9555 Plainfield Road. There is no cost to attend. Light refreshments will be available. For more information about the regional tournament, visit or contact Steve Schrantz, tournament coordinator, at 777-0781.

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

A honors

Briana Collins, Christiana Somers and Andrew Uetrecht.

A average

Jaila Lawrence, Patrick Sonderman and Veronica Uetrecht.

B average

Gabrielle Allen, Jenelle Belcher, Chelsey

Brock, Sean Earley, Chevez Floyd, Mariesha Gibson, Shamiyah Hood, Alexis Janes-Maye, Jazmin Lane, Christopher Martin, Laukita Mathews and Jana Twitty.


First honors: Ryan Elser. Second honors: Matthew Barrow, Eric Lalley, George Lewis, Raymond Roberts and Anthony Sabato.

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




First honors: Brian Butz, Corey Gruenwald and Keith Watkins II. Second honors: Grant Kraushar and Andrew Schmalz.

Second honors: Brian Beiting, Kevin Burwinkel and Anthony Hall. First honors: Christian Cagle.

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The following students were named to the fall quarter dean’s list at the University of Cincinnati: David Adams, Robert Adams, Emily Addison, Sean Addo, Jeffery Alborn, Heidi Allen, Alexander Allendorf, Amel Alqadah, Tyler Amann, Samuel Appiagyei, Amanda Appiarius, Brent Archibald, Danielle Armbruster, Amanda Ashley, Elizabeth Ashley, Natalee Atkins, Brandon Autrey, N. Deye Ba, Brooke Baioni, Allison Ballard, Hannah Bare, Carson Barnes, Anna Beck, James Becker, Kristen Bedinghaus, Alison Begley, Christopher Bender, Desire Bennett, Erica Benson, Laura Bergmann, Matthew Bergmann, Katherine Berling, Laura Berling, Dylan Berryhill, Alexander Betsch, Shaun Beyer, Lauren Bischak, Laura Blake, Nicholas Blanford, Nathan Blanton, Melissa Blum, Melissa Bodner, Mary Boeddeker, David Bohman, Kevin Bole, Victoria Bolig, Lindsey Bollin, Kelly Boone, Emily Bosse, Joseph Bova, Jon Bragg, Robert Braun, Jeffrey Brennan, Michael Brinck, Jennifer Brisbin, Laura Brothers, Thomas Brougham, Clarence Brown, Danielle Brown, Jason Brown, Matthew Brown, Stephanie Brown, Jamila Browning, Nicole Bruckmann, Emily Brunner, Rebecca Brunner, Courtney Brunsman, Tiffany Bryant, Samantha Buchholz, Amanda Budke, Karen Budke, Kelly Buller, Daniel Burke, Michelle Burke, Luke Burroughs, Craig Buschle, Brett Buttelwerth, Kassie Calahan, Christine Calderon, Andrew Candelaresi, Erin Carpenter, Michael Carr, Louis Carraher, Anastasia Carrier, Henry Casanova, Nicholas Casch, Aluthgama Chandananda, Allison Chaney, Melissa Chavez, Rebecca Chavez, Breeanna Chitwood, Emily Christenson, Nicholas Ciambarella, Bridgitte Clarke, Tiffany Cobb, Bethany Cole, Rebecca Collins, Susan Collins, Elise Colwell, Lissa Comarata, Brandon Condit, Christopher Cooper, April Corcoran, Megan Cordray, Emily Cosker, Chelsey Cossman, Dominic Costanzo, William Cousett, Caitlin Craddock, Benjamin Cramer, Erin Crisp, Steven Cryder, Amanda Dalton, Megan Damcevski, Christopher Darbie, Edward Davenport, Lauren Davenport, Patricia Davenport, Samantha Davenport, Ashley Davis, Rebecca Davis, Nathan Day, Caroline Dektas, Devon Delaet, Lydia Delfavero, Verkisha Dell, Emily Denterlein, Joseph DePauw, Thomas Dickman, Jon Diebold, Dan Ding, Christopher Dinkelacker, Jordan Dorr, Lorain Drais, Sarah Dunaway, Lauren DuPont, Stephanie Dupont, Elizabeth Duquette, Amber Easterling, Kristen Eby, Anna Eilers, Christina Eiser, Brittney Ellert, Fauzia Ellis, Megan Enderle, Carrie Ertel, Dorian Ewing-Durant, Jake Fabrey, Anna Fahey, Brett Falhaber, Ndeye Faye, Joseph Fehr, Kyle Ficker, Seth Fillmore, Lauren Flick,

Kara Forcellini, Carmy Forney, Alison Forsab, Autumn Foster, Kari Frampton, Kathryn Frantz, Elizabeth Freeman, Alexis French, Daniel Friedhoff, Alexandra Friend, Victoria Fromme, Erin Fussinger, Kelly Gadd, Michelle Gadzinski, Andrea Gaige, John Galvin, Molly Garber, Hoyal Garner, Brett Garrett, Shawn Garrett, Jeannette Gaynier, Amanda Geiger, Rachel Geiger, Eileen George, Samuel George, Christina Gettler, Amber Ghatani, John Gideon, Sarah Gill, Joseph Gillespie, Rebecca Godsey, Clare Goetzman, Kalli Goldberg, Aaron Golder, Joseph Graber, Stephanie Grabo, Ricardo Grant, Nicholas Gray, Daniel Greene, Patrick Greve, Amy Grider, Hope Grimmeissen, Nicole Grippa, Robert Grobmyer, Kayla Groene, Maria Groh, Rebekah Grossmann, Joseph Gryniewski, Lauren Guban, Alexandra Guiducci, Danielle Guild, Molly Gullett, Nicholas Hafele, Lindsay Hagstrom, Arrietta Hairston, Lakisha Hammond, Jane Haniefy, Thomas Hanson, Bridget Hardewig, Zachary Hardison, Carly Hargis, Andrew Harmon, Nick Harter, Sarah Hauck, Lauren Hausman, Joshua Hay, Michael Heithaus, Anthony Helbling, Christopher Helferich, Jill Henderlight, David Henkel, Laura Henkel, Michelle Henlein, Colleen Hennessy, Matthew Henrich, Michael Herrle, Anna Herrmann, Michael Herrmann, Zachary Herrmann, Alexander Higgins, Jared Hilgefort, Elizabeth Hiller, John Hillesheim, David Hils, Jacqueline Hines, Keith Hines, Heidi Hinnenkamp, Justin Hoffman, Michael Hollstegge, Katherine Hoog, Nicholas Houser, Brandy Huber, David Huddleston, Phillip Huddy, Kirk Huggins, Leah Hulgin, Kathleen Hungler, Nicholas Hunter, Mary Hurley, Christine Huston, Kara Hyde, Kaitlyn Igel, Michael Issler, Alicia Jackson, Megan Jackson, Travis Jacob, Brooke Jacobs, Alison Jaeger, Michael Jaeger, Marsha Jenkins, Jeff Joecken, Anne Johansing, Mary Johnson, Ashley Jones, Adam Jonovski, Christopher Jordan, Ann Junker, Audrey Kawanari, Robert Keck, Joshua Kehrt, Nicholas Keller, Vaughn Kellerman, Margaret Kelley, Valrie Kelly, Sheressa Kelso, Joseph Kemphaus, Ryan Kenan, Kelsey Kennedy, Stephanie Kenning, Molly Kenton, Sarah Kern, Mahogany Kincaid, Kelly Knapke, Randall Knepp, Kevin Knollman, Sara Knollman, Ashley Koch, Elizabeth Koch, Katelyn Koch, Kevin Koch, Lauren Koch, Kristen Koenig, Evie Kontopos, Christopher Kortas, Emily Kremer, Michael Krommer, Stephanie Krzynowek, Jennifer Kuhn, Amanda Kunkel, Andrea Lalley, Jacob Lalley, Nisrene Langenbrunner, Travis Larsh, Daniel Lawson, Caitlin Leahy, Kendra Leahy, Kylie Leahy, Brandon Leedy, Sarah Leland, Nathaniel Leonard, Kara Lewnard, Katherine Lewnard, Katie Lillis, Alexander Lipovsky, Clarice Livingston, Eric Lohbeck,


Sarah Lohbeck, Steven Lohman, Jennifer Looby, Joshua Lukas, Elizabeth Lupp, Richard Lupp, Amanda MacDonald, Denise MacFarland, Katrina Malone, Sara Maratta, Greg Marck, Keevan Marion, Kayla Marsh, Danielle Martin, Patrick Martin, Corey Marty, Jennifer Maslyn, Michael Matthews, Heather May, Donna Mayfield, Jesseca McDaniel, Liam McGuinness-Smyth, Niel McKinley, Katherine McMillan, Leah Meadows, Kristine Meiners, Andrew Meng, Ashley Menzer, Lindsey Mercer, Amanda Mercurio, David Mergy, Marianne Mertz, Catherine Meter, Kathleen Meyer, Brice Mickey, Kristin Mikkelson, Holly Miller, Jay Miller, Linda Miller, Megan Miller, Rebecca Miller, Zachry Miller, Ryan Minges, Mackenzie Mitchel, Rokaia Mohamed, Andrew Mollmann, Sarah Monroe, Emily Morgan, Joshua Morris, Ebonne Morrison, Eric Morsch, Brian Mueller, Jacob Murphy, Theresa Murphy, Jacob Nash, Laura Neeb, Tessa Neiheisel, Michelle Nelson, James Nerswick, Alex Nesbitt, Robert Nevin, Sean Newton, Allison Ng, Ashley Ng, Diana Nguyen, Peter Nguyen, Trinh Nguyen, Katlyn Niehaus, Joshua Nimeskern, April Nordman, David Nutt, Patrick O’Donnell, Jason O’Hara, Carly Oborn, Nicole Oehler, Brandon Okel, Austin Olding, Edward OlomuDisi, Christabel Oranusi, Allison Ossege, Garrett Osswald, Andrew Palassis, Cameron Papp, Devan Paredes, Jacob Parmley, Jerry Parrott, Lyonel Pearce, Samuel Pearson, Katie Pelicano, Alyssa Penick, Ashley Persohn, Kimberly Pieper, Christina Pierson, Johnathan Pierson, Elicia Pillion, Benjamin Pitz, Joseph Placke, Rachel Pleasants, Ashley Pollard, William Pope, Nathan Presley, Allyssa Price, Latoya Price, Nicholas Price, Kim Puryear, Kyle Raabe, Sean Randolph, Olivia Ransick, Amanda Rauscher, Shakim Ray, Emily Rayburn, Kimberly Reckelhoff, Kara Reddert, Lindsay Reder, Lorin Reder, Daniel Reed, Michael Reed, Gabrielle Reese, Christine Reeves, Matthew Regnold, Grant Reigel, Carrie Rentschler-Davis, Michael Reuter, Shenae Reynolds, Rachael Rheaume, Matthew Richter, Michael Richter, Janice Rising, Timothy Roark, Nathan Robbins, Erika Roemer, Brittany Roesel, Jordan Rolfes, Cathryn Roller, Clare Roos, Winifred Rosa, Phillip Ross, Carly Rothan, Walter Rothan, Chantelle Rucker, Elyse Rudemiller, Kristen Ruffing, Ashley Runck, Andrea Russo, Daniel Rust, Alexandra Sampson, Lindsey Sanders, Timothy Schafermeyer, Michael Scheidt, Lauren Scheper, Carla Schierloh, Bryan Schinaman, Cody Schindler, Anthony Schlachter, Anne Schmitt, Lauren Schmitz, Michael Schneider, Matthew Schnieber, Tracy Schoenhoft, Matthew Schroeder, Kristen Schulte, Jaclyn Schultz, Lauren Schuster, Jason Schwartz, Lisa Seger, Jeremi-

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New Burlington Elementary has hosted a variety of cultural awareness activities throughout the year as a way to introduce different cultures and promote tolerance. To familiarize her students with their fellow classmates from other countries, third-grade teacher Kathy Hasson held a taste testing of food from around the world. First, she gave an overview of where the countries were located on the map, then held a tasting of foods that are indicative of the region. Here, Mina Younan, originally from Egypt, dips a taquito into a dollop of sour cream. Younan shared an Egyptian dish of potatoes and chicken with classmates. ah Seibert, Christian Serrato, Hannah Sexton, Danielle Shanks, Shawn Shelton, Sarah Shives, Alex Sideris, Brian Sidow, Kelsi Silber, Austin Sillies, Thomas Skeen, Ryan Slattery, Mark Slye, Benjamin Smith, Hannah Smith, Katlin Smith, Sharon SmithRucker, Cherie Solomon, Michael Sorentino, Lee Southwood, Molly Southwood, Justin Spalding, Jennifer Spears, Caroline Spencer, Tiara Spencer, Jennifer Spicker, Kristen Sprague, Andrew St George, Anne Stansbury, Brittany Steele, Jonathan Stehura, Nicholas Stenger, Harry Stevens, Sarah Stinespring, Eric Stock, Samantha Stoecklin, Laura Stoehr, Lisa Stone, Taryn Strait, Justin Streicher, Kurt Sunderhaus, Gregory Szczublewski, Alexandria Tanner, Laurel Taylor, Kristopher Taylor-Peterson, Jason Tedtman, Alice Tennenbaum, Raymond Tensing, Karen Thoma, Timothy Thoma, Elizabeth Thoman, Ebony

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on, Derek Wickersham, Sharon Wiesman, Robert Wilcox, Christina Wilhite, Amy Wilker, Bryan Williams, Theophilus Williams, Molly Wimmel, Kurt Windisch, Robin Winhusen, Tina Wisler, Anne Wissemeier, Caroline Wissemeier, Dawit Woldemariam, Susan Wolterman, Adam Wood, Latonia Woods, Amy Wormus, Patricia Wortman, Maura Wottreng, Peter Wright, Sara Wyenandt, Brittany Yearion, Amber Young, Mark Young, Christine Zapf, Melissa Zapf, Abigail Zeinner, Jennifer Zerhusen, Michelle Zernich, Ann Zoller and Gregory Zoller.

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The following information describes who advances in the various tournaments.


The top four individuals in each weight class advanced from sectionals to districts:

Division I District – Fairfield

Colerain: Jake Hammer (119), 4. La Salle: Max Byrd (119), 1.


• The District Championships for boys and girls bowling were delayed because of weather. The boys competed in the District Championships on Tuesday, March 2, with the girls competing in districts Monday, March 1. Both events concluded after Community Press deadlines.

Boys’ basketball

• No. 6 Colerain (16-4) plays No. 17 Lakota East (1011) at 6 p.m., Monday, March 1. • No. 18 Northwest (13-8) will play No. 1 La Salle (19-2) at 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 5, after beating Glen Este 73-68. • No. 1 La Salle (19-2) will play No. 18 Northwest (13-8) at 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 5, after beating Amelia 93-32.


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In the final minute of play, the crimson streaking across her cheeks and her eyes a watery blur, Colerain High School senior Ashley Wanninger knew it was over. Trailing by upwards of 20 points in the fourth quarter, the Cardinals fell short in their comeback bid, and the last seconds of a brilliant high-school career slipped away. Colerain, eight points better than Lakota East during the regular season, fell by that same margin to a hot-shooting Thunderhawks team in the Division I sectional final at Harrison Feb. 26, a 68-60 decision that sent the Cardinals to a 17-5 finish. “I thought our kids played hard,” Colerain head coach Christi Mack said. “East just hit more shots than we did.” The 68 points were the most allowed by the Cardinals this season. Colerain entered the game yielding 39.5 points per contest and had allowed just two opponents to break


Colerain senior Tevyn Andrews walks off the court following the Cardinals’ playoff loss to Lakota East. Andrews was one of only two seniors on Colerain’s team this year. the 50-point barrier all year, but Lakota East sophomores Whitney Wyckoff and Molly Blomer almost did the honor themselves, combining for 46 points. “All year we put all of our emphasis on defense, and tonight we just didn’t play the defense we played all year,” Mack said. “It’s frustrating.” Wanninger, who needed 15 points to break the school’s all-time scoring record, collected points 14

Running for college

Northern Kentucky University’s Dave Middendorf was recently named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week. Middendorf, a junior product of La Salle High School, opened the 2010 NKU season in style, throwing five innings of scoreless baseball en route to a 12-0 victory over Montevallo in the opening game. Middendorf allowed four hits and one walk while striking out five batters in the win, pushing his record to 1-0 on the season. With the victory, NKU won its first season opener since the 2006 season, when the Norse opened the year with an 11-2 victory over Wisconsin-Parkside. Middendorf has been honored as the GLVC Pitcher of the Week twice before, both times during his freshman season.


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Bryn Winters of Colerain Township runs distance for the women’s indoor track team at Ashland University. She is the daughter of James and Sheri Winters and is majoring in integrated science education. The Ashland Women’s indoor track team is ranked among the nation’s top five teams this week by the U.S. Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches of America (USTFCCCA). They are currently are third in the nation with 122.27 points.



Colerain junior Alexis Fitzpatrick passes to a teammate before falling out of bounds.


Colerain High School senior Ashley Wanninger, right, hits a running jumper from the baseline as Lakota East defenders Whitney Wyckoff (21) and Molly Blomer (33) converge during the Division I sectional finals. Wanninger scored 18 points to became the school’s all-time leading scorer in what was the final game of her high-school career. Colerain lost 68-60. and 15 on an uncontested layup in the last minute of play to seal her spot atop the scoring list. She finishes her career with 1,297 points, as 2001 graduate Quanita Hailey (1,293) slides into second. “I know Ashley too well,” Mack said. “She’s a humble kid. She would’ve much rather had the win than breaking the record. But I’m certainly happy for Ashley. She is more than deserving to be the leading scorer at Colerain. She has obviously put in the time.” Whether Wanninger would eclipse Hailey, however, was in doubt until the final seconds. Wanninger was stuck on 12 when she stepped to the foul line with under a minute to go. She hit the first free throw but missed the second, leaving her one point shy of Hailey. Yet Wanninger remained undaunted. “I wasn’t thinking about the record at all,” she said.

“The only reason I was playing was for my team.” With the outcome of the game already decided, Lakota East defenders backed off as Wanninger scored a layup with less than half a minute to play. “For them to do what they did at the end of the game just shows what kind of character they have,” Wanninger said. Of course, she might not have needed it. Wanninger drilled a three-pointer as time expired – the final shot of her preps career – to finish with 18 points. “It was bittersweet,” said Barry Wanninger, Ashley’s father. “The nice thing about it was to get to see her play against her old coach (Lakota East head coach Nikki Drew). They’re still very close.” Drew coached Wanninger for two years at Colerain before leaving for East. Mack, who was an assistant to Drew and a col-

legiate rival – Mack played for Dayton, while Drew played for Xavier, replaced her when she left. “It’s just great to see how hard Ashley’s worked for (the scoring record) and the time and effort she’s put in to get there,” Barry said. Colerain figures to be strong again next season. Wanninger was one of only two seniors on the team (the other being guard Tevyn Andrews), as the Cardinals return four starters; among them are Abby Feuchter, Alexis Fitzpatrick, Shelly Harper and Sheaira Jones. “They have so much talent,” Wanninger said. “They’re going to do great in the coming years.” Wanninger, who has signed with Xavier University, is now focused on preparing for her collegiate career. “She’s a remarkable daughter,” Barry said. “I think she’ll do some things at the next level.”

Colerain’s Weaver leads locals at state By Tony Meale

Several local swimmers competed at the Ohio High School Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championships, which were held at C.T. Branin Natatorium at Canton McKinley High School Feb. 24-27. Headlining the group was Colerain senior Lauren Weaver, who swam in two events. She finished third in the 50 freestyle (23.87) and 11th in the 100 freestyle (53.08). Weaver, who will swim for Duke University, was state runner-up in the 50 free as a sophomore and placed eighth as a junior. She advanced to state this year after winning her second district title in the 50 freestyle (23.75) and placing sixth in the 100 freestyle (52.64). She also won sectional titles in both events. McAuley sophomore Sara Krueger swam in the


Colerain High School’s Lauren Weaver checks her time after finishing third in the women’s 50-yard freestyle during the Division I Finals of the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s Swimming Tournament at the C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton, Thursday, Feb. 26. 50 free and 100 free, finishing 12th (24.48) and 11th (53.08) in those events,

respectively. She advanced to state after finishing fourth in the 50 free

(23.98) and ninth in the 100 free (52.89). La Salle, meanwhile,

sent several swimmers to state. Senior Joey Scherpenberg finished 12th in the 100 backstroke (53.68), and junior Ben Schneider placed 15th in the 200 individual medley (2:00.29). Scherpenberg and Schneider – along with senior Sam Sontag and junior Colton Brauning – also swam the 200 medley relay, finishing 21st (1:39.89) in the preliminaries. Northwest sophomore Danielle Reed also had a strong showing this postseason. Although she did not qualify for state, she won a sectional title in the 100 breaststroke (1:10.60) and was sectional runner-up in the 200 IM. In Division II, Roger Bacon senior Kyle Brauning finished 19th (48.95) and 20th (1:48.78) during the 100 free and 200 free, respectively, in the preliminaries. He advanced to state after recording top-nine finishes in both of those events at districts.

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March 3, 2010

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St. X wins 31st state crown By Tony Meale

For the second straight season and 11th time in 12 years, the St. Xavier High School swimming team is the best in Ohio. The Bombers finished first at the Division I Swimming and Diving Championships, which were held at C.T. Branin Natatorium at Canton McKinley High School Feb. 24-27. It was their 31st state swimming title. “You’re always a little nervous, but you feel confident and hope it’ll all work out,” head coach Jim Brower said. St. X entered the meet projected to finish third behind Toledo St. Francis De

Sales and Centerville. “We’ve won our share of meets,” Brower said. “Whether we’re projected to finish first or fifth, people look to us as a co-favorite.” And that’s the way the Bombers swam, amassing 228 team points to edge out De Sales (218). Upper Arlington (187), Columbus St. Charles (164) and Centerville (155) finished third through fifth, respectively. St. X won state with only one individual state champion – senior Alex Miller, who won the 500 freestyle (4:29.61) by exactly six seconds over runner-up Ty Perkins of Centerville (4:35.61). Miller also finished second in the 200 free (1:39.80) and led the 400 free relay team to a state

runner-up finish (3:07.62) with John Galvin, Cole Dennis and Max Bierman. “Alex is one of the guys we really didn’t have to worry about,” Brower said. Also leading St. X was senior Sam Lipari, who finished third in the 100 breast (58.35) and second in the 200 individual medley (1:52.39). Senior Mike Tontillo finished 12th in the 500 free (4:43.40), while junior Robert Lawley finished 13th (4:44.27), and junior Ryan Haas was sixth in the 100 back (52.55), while senior Sean Drake was 13th (54.05). St. X’s other two relays also had strong finishes; the 200 free relay team – featuring Galvin, Bierman,


St. Xavier High School senior Alex Miller swims to a second-place finish in the 200 freestyle at the Division I Swimming and Diving Championships. He won a state title in the 500 free. Miller and Lipari – finished third (1:25.20), while the 200 medley relay team – featuring Haas, Lipari, Dennis and Bierman – finished second (1:34.86). St. X also had two state qualifiers in diving. Senior Stefan Resendes finished ninth (380.85), while junior Joseph Lutz was 21st (150.45). “I told them to go up, enjoy it, soak it all in and the diving will take care of

itself,” Brower said. Interestingly enough, Brower said one of the swimmers who inspired this season’s performance was 2009 graduate Matt Columbus, who won the 500 free at state as a senior and now swims for South Carolina. “For him, it was just the crowning jewel on his fouryear career,” Brower said. “But it also sparked us as a team, and we really fed off that. It got the team fired

up, like a slam dunk in basketball.” St. Xavier’s state title came one week after capturing a district crown. “As I told the team, districts are fun, but it doesn’t really help you (at state),” Brower said. “Swimming is one of those sports where you’re only as good as the sum of your individuals.” For St. X, that meant good enough for yet another state title.

Northwest hires new football coach

Northwest head coach Deb Fields can only watch as her team falls to Anderson.

One that Gazaway

Northwest High School senior guard Arienne Gazaway dribbles against Anderson during Division I sectional semifinal play at Lakota East Feb. 22. Gazaway scored nine points, but Northwest lost 57-34.

time, his team was the champion of the Mid-Miami league in 2005, as well as the Murphy 2006 Southwestern Buckeye League champions and contender in the Ohio High School Athletic Association Playoffs, posting a No. 2 offense in the Cincinnati area. Murphy attributes this success to his implementation of the spread offense. Murphy’s coaching accolades include assisting his Vero Beach, Fla., high school team to a league championship in 2007 and

serving as quarterback coach at Lincoln University in 2008. Most recently, Chad helped lead the 2009 Mt. Healthy Owls to a playoff birth in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference as the offensive coordinator and quarterback coach. His personal experience in football success precedes his coaching. While in high school, he was the team captain as well as a twoyear All-Ohio, All Southwest Ohio and three-year All-Mid-Miami League football player. Then, while in college, he began his coaching tenure as a scouting intern with the Buffalo Bills.

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Northwest High School recently hired a new football coach: Chad Murphy, who comes to the team with much experience under his belt. Murphy is a graduate of Franklin High School in Franklin, Ohio, and earned his bachelor’s degree in sports administration from Wilmington College in 2001. Murphy attended Wright State University to complete his intervention specialist teaching certification, and he is currently in the final stages of finishing his master’s degree in sports administration from Xavier University. He began his teaching career in 2001 at Monroe High School, where he spent six years as the offensive coordinator for the football team. During his



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I know the recent snowfall was a bear to all. One hazard I encountered was trying to catch a bus on Cheviot Road. Where’s the bus stop? Where are those beautiful sidewalks recently installed? That no one clears.

Recently a driver drove up onto the sidewalk, barely hitting me as I waited for the light at Jessup and Cheviot roads. A telephone pole stopped him. Mary Huy Blue Rock Road Colerain Township

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Are you pleased with the way your public works crews have responded during the February snows? What could they have done better? “ The Public Works snow removal did a great job in the White Oak Community. Their job would be much simpler if cars were not parked on the street. It would also be great if residents could shovel their sidewalks or pay some one to do it. Many folks were endangered by having to walk in the streets. Go Figure!” T.D.T. “Several years ago Green Township put ‘No Parking during Snow Emergency’ signs on every street corner, but the law is never enforced. If they would start ticketing and towing the cars that are on the street during heavy snows, both sides of the street would get cleared instead of only the side without parking.” C.A.P. “I think Green Township is doing a good job keeping up with the snow fall. Hamilton County on the other hand is a different story. Harrison Avenue and Bridgetown Road were really bad for quite a while, I was not even sure if they ever really got plowed or treated with salt . I work downtown and I think the city of Cincinnati has really improved the past few years with getting and keeping their main roads clear!” R.S.G. “Hats off to our public works crews! In light of the volume of snow we received, they did a fantastic job. The roads were in driveable shape, and most of the side streets were tended to as time permitted. Nothing is perfect, but they did as good a job as possible under the circumstances.” C.G. “We are very pleased. There was a lot of snow to deal with but they were still able to keep the clearing under control. Thanks! Keep up the good work.” M.E.N. “Anyone who lives in Cheviot knows we have the best crew going! The street was salted when the first snow flakes began to fall, then when more and more snow began to accumulate, they plowed it regularly. I have lived here for 67 years and they have never failed me! Congrats to our city

Next question Would you consider or are you considering a Toyota for your next car, given the company’s recent recalls and safety concerns? Why or why not? Every week The Northwest Press asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to northwestpress@community with “chatroom” in the subject line. maintenance crew.” “Green Township – A+ “Hamilton County – B “State of Ohio – C”




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“I live in Colerain Township and the crews did an excellent job on the secondary roads. The only thing that was a mess was Colerain Avenue, which is probably the state's responsibility. Those silly berms in the middle of the road made it a lot more difficult to clean, I'm sure. But even going north on 27 above 275 was a total mess.” S.B. “I am fortunate to live in Springfield Township where the street department does, and has done for many years, an exemplary job. You can always tell when you cross a boundary into another jurisdiction, especially the city of Cincinnati limits. Bravo – STP Road Crew!” P.D. “I think they did a real good job. The only thing that might have helped those who had to walk beings most sidewalks were covered with ice and snow in the street a few cuts in the piles of snow at the intersections would have made it easier.” L.S. “I am highly pleased with the work the road crews did after the February snows. I know some of them. Most of them worked 12hour shifts and some worked almost 24 hours straight.” M.S. “I believe the public works crews have done an outstanding job. It is difficult to clear all streets while additional snow (in large amounts) are coming down. All snow-removal workers should be commended!” K.K.


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Pepper lays out state of county On Feb. 18, I was honored to deliver the State of the County address. The bottom line is that while Hamilton County, like most communities, faced major challenges in 2009, we met those difficulties head on and grasped at new opportunities in every way possible. We dramatically reduced spending, created and retained thousands of jobs, and fought to protect middle class families caught up in the economic crisis of 2009. And we built a strong foundation for 2010 and beyond. And much of this success can be attributed to something quite simple: unlike government in Washington and Columbus, which are paralyzed by partisan bickering, county leaders have worked in a bipartisan fashion to take on the problems before us. So during the tough times, we’ve worked together to get things done. Highlights from the last year include:

Fiscal Responsibility

Faced with declining revenue and an uncertain economic climate, the county made difficult but necessary decisions regarding our priorities and spending. We lived within our means, even as those means were greatly reduced. • Hamilton County accomplished a historic reduction in the size of County government, reducing our budget by $60 million (22 percent) in two years and lowering the level of spending equal to the amount spent in 1998. • Hamilton County received praise from Moody’s, which complimented the County’s “willingness to make difficult budgetary decision to reduce expenditures.”

Job Creation

Hamilton County aggressively

David Pepper Community Press guest columnist

pushed for job growth and retention and business development. • During 2009, 51 economic developments took place in Hamilton County, creating and retaining more than 13,000 jobs and generating $309 million in invest-

ments. • These projects include large companies like General Electric, and many small businesses that are growing right here in our county. • The county/city SuperJobs center continues to be a leader in the state, linking 2,200 people to jobs, and providing job training to 660 youth in our community.


The county devoted much of 2009 to developing a strong foundation of revitalized communities, so we can better compete to bring jobs and families to our county. • During 2009, the county began investing $8 million in federal funds to tear down blight and rehabilitate housing in 16 neighborhoods including Cheviot, Woodlawn and Colerain Township. • Communities will share $24M to revitalize some of their most distressed properties beginning in 2010, • The county is working to revitalize business districts and brownfields in Blue Ash, Lockland, Harrison and others, and has added attractive tax abatements to spur developments in Madeira and Columbia Township. • By actively working with community partners to fight fore-

The bottom line is that while Hamilton County, like most communities, faced major challenges in 2009, we met those difficulties head on and grasped at new opportunities in every way possible. closures, the county has now saved 2,175 homes from foreclosure, averting $50 million in lost property values.

Public Safety

Public safety continues to remain Hamilton County’s top budgetary priority. Despite the budget cuts, Hamilton County was able to keep core public safety services intact during 2009. • Through savings and stimulus, Hamilton County rehired 35 sheriff’s deputies, eliminated the need for coroner shutdown days, and added electronic monitoring units. • Ohio has identified Hamilton County as the state’s demonstration site for addressing criminal justice issues specifically related to veterans. • And we continue to pursue reforms to ensure that our Court and corrections system is run as efficiently and effectively as possible. To read and watch my full State of the County speech in full, visit: David Pepper is a Hamilton County commissioner. He is also a candidate for state auditor.

Fair elections are worth fighting for Recently, there has been much talk about the Democratic sponsored House Bill 260, which would give the Ohio Secretary of State unprecedented control over the board of elections. This bill unfortunately passed by a straight party line vote on the House floor. As ranking member of the House Elections and Ethics Committee, I opposed this measure because it wrongfully centralizes power in the office of the secretary of state. House Bill 260 represents a blatant power grab by the secretary of state by taking much control of our local boards of elections. This bill gives the secretary of state unlimited veto power over appointees of local boards of elections, the power to break a tie vote on the number and location of early voting centers, and the authority to control the allocation of local voting machines and ballots. It essentially strips local boards of their right to conduct open and transparent elections and imposes a new level of bureaucracy in Ohio’s 88 counties. Another serious problem with the bill is that it allows any person

House Bill 260 represents a blatant power grab by the secretary of state by taking much control of our local boards of elections. to vote in any precinct in the county in which they claim to reside by provisional ballot. In other words, one doesn’t even have to pretend to live in the precinct that one seeks to vote. You can imagine the havoc that this will cause with the entire electoral process. Another significant problem is that House Bill 260 allows for the “double bubble” which requires the remaking of a ballot which is improperly completed. All you need to do is picture the debacle in the state of Florida where we all witnessed the tortuous attempts to remake ballots. The essential theme of the bill seems to be that there should be as little responsibility inherent in the right to vote as possible. If we hope to reduce fraud and abuse in elections the far more effective way to repair such prob-

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lems is to verify a Mecklenborg voter’s identity Community with a more thorPress guest ough screening process, like procolumnist viding a valid picture ID or residence address. With the recent scandals involving such groups as ACORN and the abuse of special interests, the people of Ohio are concerned about the validity of our electoral process. If House Democrats continue to ignore the big picture and support big government, fair elections could become a thing of the past. There is a bright side to all of this. Sen. Bill Seitz has sponsored Senate Bill 8 which passed the Ohio Senate. I introduced a companion bill in the Ohio House. Senate Bill 8 eliminates golden week and presents common sense electoral reforms. Right now Seitz and I are working hard to preserve the essential elements of Senate Bill 8 and eliminate the potential for fraud contained in House Bill 260. Bob Mecklenborg is state representative for the 30th House District and can be reached in Columbus at 614-466-8258 or by email at


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Taylor Rolfes sings during the talent show.







Talent show

Students at Our Lady of Grace School recently showed off their skills at the second annual school talent show. The show included 26 acts including comedians, singers and dancers.


Eighth-graders, Reggie Williams, Elijah Nixon, Derek Kief, Alex Beck, Myles Abt and Jacob Whyle show off their dance moves.


The magic of “Ethan the Great” is demonstrated by Michael McMahon, left, and Ethan Miller.


Hannah Veerkamp sings her version of “Don’t Rain on My Parade.”


The show emcees, from left, Emily Knollman, Jacob Cleary and LiAnn Seale, provide entertainment between the acts.


“The Jokers,” aka Aidan Baker, left, and Noah Harden, entertain the audience with their jokes.

“The USA Girls” were one of more than two dozen groups that entertained at the talent show. From left are: Karley Garrison, Emma Curran, Lilly Myers, Andrea Traut, Roselynn Duncan and Bella Coombs.


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Half Pint Library Book Drive, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Half Price Books, 9720 Colerain Ave., Collection and distribution of children’s books for families and children in need through local non-profit and community organizations. 385-4100. Colerain Township.


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. Waltz and Two-Step Dance Classes, 7-10 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, Wear comfortable and casual attire and smooth-soled shoes for dancing. No prior dance experience is necessary. Free. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 9292427; 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.. 2059772; Green Township. F R I D A Y, M A R C H 5


Half Pint Library Book Drive, 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Half Price Books, 385-4100. Colerain Township.


Cincy A2, 8-10:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Advanced level square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Mount Healthy. Ramblin’ Roses, 8-10:30 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road, Mainstream and Plus-level square dance club. Recent square dance graduates and experienced dancers welcome. $5. 929-2427; Greenhills.


Wine Tasting, 5-8 p.m., Piazza Discepoli Wine Merchants & Wine Bar, 5872 Cheviot Road, Includes light hors d’oeuvres. $10. 9231300; White Oak. 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. Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., Pleasant Run Presbyterian Church, 11565 Pippin Road, Includes fish, chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, applesauce, dessert and beverage. Carryout available. Benefits Boy Scout Troop 640. $4-$8. 851-1065; Colerain Township.

Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., St. John Neumann Church, 12191 Mill Road, Daniel Hall. Baked and fried fish, shrimp, vegetable lasagna, pizza and more. A la carte and carryout available. $7 and up. 742-0953. Springfield Township. Fish Fry, 5:30-7:30 p.m., St. Therese Little Flower Church, 5560 Kirby Ave., School Cafeteria. Fish, shrimp, spaghetti, pizza, shrimp, potatoes, fries, salad and macaroni and cheese. Carryout available. Benefits Lady of Grace Catholic School Athletic Association. $4-$6. 541-5560. Mount Airy. Fish Fry, 4:307:30 p.m., St. John the Baptist School, 5375 Dry Ridge Road, Undercroft. Fish, shrimp, whole pizzas or by the slice, side items, drinks and desserts. Carryout available. Benefits Help-A-Student Education Fund. $3$15. 923-2900; Colerain Township. St. James the Greater Fish Fry, 4:30-8 p.m., St. James the Greater, 3565 Hubble Road, Undercroft. Baked and fried fish, shrimp, cheese pizza, clam chowder, macaroni and cheese, desserts, pop and beer. Carryout available. Crafts for children. Benefits St. James the Greater church activities. $2-$7. 741-5311; White Oak. Fish Fry, 4:30-7 p.m., VFW Post 7340 Charles R. Gailey, 8326 Brownsway Lane, Cod, catfish, shrimp, chicken, platters come with choice of two sides. Carryout available. $7 platter, $4 sandwich. Presented by VFW Post 7340 Ladies Auxiliary. 521-7340; Colerain Township.


Kevin Dean, 6:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., With Jared Mahone and Welcome to Nowheresville. $8. 825-8200; Forest Park. S A T U R D A Y, M A R C H 6

CIVIC Half Pint Library Book Drive, 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Half Price Books, 385-4100. Colerain Township. HOME & GARDEN

Seminars in a Snap: Diggin’ and Dividin’, 11-11:30 a.m., White Oak Garden Center, 3579 Blue Rock Road, Downsizing overgrown perennials including irises, hostas and daylilies. Educational opportunities for busy people who want to enhance their outdoor living space with style and beauty. Free. 3853313; White Oak.


Carole Moore Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., The Lucky Lady, 9962 Hamilton Ave., With Larry & Bill. Ages 21 and up. 403-5100. Springfield Township.


Ellison, 6:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., With Watson Park, the Orphan, the Poet and Rosemary Device. $8. 8258200; Forest Park.


Murder Mystery Dinners, 6:30 p.m., Mill Race Banquet Center, 1515 W. Sharon Road, Cash bar. “Lounge Lizards Lament.” Audience participation. Adults. $33.50; vehicle permit required. Reservations required. 5217275; Springfield Township.


Understanding and Reducing Suicide, 9 a.m.-noon, Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, With Liz Atwell, executive director of the Mental Health Association of Southwest Ohio. Free baby sitting offered, with advance notice. Includes light refreshments. For teens and adults. Free. Registration required. 9315777. Finneytown.

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CIVIC Half Pint Library Book Drive, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Half Price Books, 385-4100. Colerain Township. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Diamond Squares, 5-8:30 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, Plus level Western square and round dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Springfield Township.


All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast, 8:30-11:30 a.m., American Legion Post 513, 7947 Hamilton Ave., Eggs, omelets, bacon, goetta, ham, pancakes, biscuits & gravy, fried potatoes, fruit and muffins. $8, free ages 6 and under. 729-0061. Mount Healthy. German Heritage Dinner, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Mount Healthy United Methodist Church, 7612 Perry St., $10, $4 children 9 and younger. Reservations required. 521-4870. Mount Healthy.


Karaoke Idol Contest, 7-11 p.m., American Legion Post Hugh Watson Post 530 Greenhills, 11100 Winton Road, Doors open 6 p.m. Ages 21 and up to enter contest. Kitchen and bar open. Free. Presented by Hugh Watson Event Center. 728-5335. Greenhills.


Challenging Performances Series, 3 p.m., Northern Hills Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, 460 Fleming Road, $10, free for children and student musicians with ID. Jamie Medina, soprano. 761-2568. Springfield Township.


Caregivers Support Group, 3:30-5 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, For those who care for or supervise the frail, elderly or disabled. Baby-sitting with advance notice. Free. Through Dec. 5. 931-5777. Finneytown. M O N D A Y, M A R C H 8

CIVIC Half Pint Library Book Drive, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Half Price Books, 385-4100. Colerain Township. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

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.


American Legion Post 513, 7947 Hamilton Ave., will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, March 7. The menu features eggs, bacon, goetta, ham, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, fried potatoes, fruit and muffins. The cost is $8, free for children 6 and younger. For more information, call 729-0061.


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


Avid Reader’s Cafe, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Forest Park Branch Library, 655 Waycross Road, Adults. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4478. Forest Park.


Income Tax Help, 9 a.m.-noon, North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave., Bring 1099s, W-2s and any other tax forms and last year’s tax returns. Free. Registration required. Center members begin Jan. 25; non-members begin Feb. 1. 521-3462. North College Hill.


Job Search Group, 1:30-3 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Denny Krause, “How I ‘barely’ got my last few jobs,” humorous case study illustrating best and not-sogood job search techniques. 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, M A R C H 9


Handcrafted Greeting Cards Workshop, 6:30-8 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, $10. Theme: Spring holidays. More information at Presented by Springfield Township. 385-1637. Springfield Township.


Half Pint Library Book Drive, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Half Price Books, 385-4100. Colerain Township.

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Grief Support Group, 7-9 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Information on adjusting to change in life and grief over loss, cherishing positive memories, giving up unrealistic expectations that may lead to guilt and frustration, developing strong support system, finding sources of self-esteem and reducing stress. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown. W E D N E S D A Y, M A R C H 1 0


White-Oak Monfort Heights Kiwanis Monthly Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road. 3853780. Green Township. Half Pint Library Book Drive, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Half Price Books, 385-4100. Colerain Township.


Round Dancing with D and C, 7-9 p.m., Messiah Lutheran Church, 10416 Bossi Lane, Round Dancing with Cuers: Dick & Cinda Reinhart. Ballroom figures: waltz, twostep, cha cha, rumba, tango and bolero. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 9292427; Springfield Township.


Choreographed Ballroom Dancing, 7-10 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, Ballroom dance moves choreographed to various types of music. No prior dance experience is necessary. Wear casual attire and smooth-soled shoes. Free. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Springfield Township.


Ceramics, 9 a.m.2 p.m., North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave., Materials and training provided. Free. 521-3462. North College Hill.


Lose it for Life, 6:30-8 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Create and work personal plan to maintain your weight-management lifestyle. Free. Registration recommended. 931-5777. Finneytown. Divorce Support Group, 7-9 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Information on getting over loss of partner, grief over being single. Free. Registration required. 9315777. Finneytown.


North College Hill Community Concerns Meeting, 7 p.m., North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave., All residents welcome. Presented by North College Hill Community Concerns Group. 521-3462. North College Hill. 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. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 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. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Springfield Township.


Get Energy Smart, 4:30 p.m., Mount Healthy Branch Library, 7608 Hamilton Ave., Familyfriendly hands-on activities and demonstrations to learn about energy and energy efficiency. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4469. Mount Healthy. PROVIDED

Shen Yun Performing Arts returns to Cincinnati at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at Music Hall, for a show of Chinese dance and music. The company is a group of artists who share in a vision of cultural renewal and are classically trained Chinese dancers, choreographers, musicians and vocalists. The performance is part of a 20-country world tour. Tickets are $125, $90, $70, $50, and $30. Call 513-621-2787 or visit


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

PROVIDED The Weston Art Gallery hosts “Canstruction,” a canned goods sculpture exhibit highlighting the issue of hunger in Greater Cincinnati and benefiting the Freestore Foodbank. The exhibit is through March 15 and open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. It is free. The public is encouraged to bring canned food items to donate to the Freestore Foodbank. The gallery is at 650 Walnut St. Visit


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March 3, 2010


Can there be a thrill in monotony? Two ways can lead us to more deeply drink of life. One way is that of awareness. We overlook too much meaning, perceive only the veneer, and don’t take enough time to pan for the gold of understanding. As a remedy for superficiality a psychologist might begin by mentioning Plato’s belief that “an unexamined life is not worth living.” To encourage the same awareness a spiritual counselor might facetiously suggest an unaware adult replace the line from a child’s bedtime prayer, “if I should die before I wake…” with, “if I should wake before I die.” Many times I have written of deepening our awareness in life. Today I suggest a secondary mode. It is a paradoxical suggestion – gain the appreciation of life by insights into monotony. Modern minds hate monotony. The repetitious has little attraction. “Been there, seen it, done that,”

peeked through chapel window into our sleepy eyes, the musicians began our opening song. It was a song made popular years before by Cat Stevens: “Morning has broken like the first morning; blackbird has spoken like the first bird…” I still remember its impact. The lyrics brought home to me the wonderful repetition of God’s creative act that is repeated each day. Suddenly, I looked on the monotony (?) of each morning as part of God’s romance of us – using the monotony of daily beauty as a reminder of the primordial beauty with which he first endowed the world. Because God is full of life, he can also enjoy the thrill that comes from sameness as well as newness. “I can imagine Almighty God, with something of the joy and exuberance that belongs to a child, saying each morning to the sun, ‘Do it again,’ and every

and forward, not here or within. Repetition of what is experienced now only breeds boredom and monotony. But couldn’t the contrary be true? Instead of saying that those who are full of life hate monotony, couldn’t we say that those who are actually full of life also find a positive thrill in monotony? A child is certainly full of life. Yet, if we play a fun game with a child or do an amusing trick, they’ll say, “Do it again.” If we tell them a story, they won’t say Aunt Edna already told me that. They’ll most likely say, “Tell me again.” Patiently build a house of cards, and after it falls they’ll say “Do it again.” The child is an innocent spark of a God who delights in the new as well as in repetition. I remember the impact on me when, as seminarian, I heard an old song in a new way. One morning, at an early springtime Mass, as the sunlight

we say as if to avoid repeating what we think we already know. C u l t u r a l l y, the modern mind hates the monotony of the Father Lou same spouse, Guntzelman the same car, the same fashion, Perspectives the same morals, and a commitment to anything permanent. We think that makes us more free. So we frenetically search for new thrills, new chemical or experiential highs, new religions, extreme sports, etc. – anything to avoid being swallowed by monotony. Adherents of this search for the new might argue thus: everything that is full of life loves change because life is ever changing. Life is always looking ahead

evening saying to the moon and stars, ‘Do it again,’ and every springtime saying to the daisies, ‘Do it again,’” wrote Bishop Fulton Sheen. God has the eternal appetite of the vibrancy manifested in infancy. We have sinned and grown old, but our Father is younger than we. The repetition of nature may not be mere monotonous reoccurrence but a divine encore for our enjoyment. And some day, after we have struggled with our life-dramas and repetitive problems – and become victorious through God’s grace – we, too, may be called again and again as a curtain-call before the universe. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Plates, bill of sale needed to protect car sellers With car dealers offering deals on new cars these days, more and more people are considering selling their old cars. But, if you’re planning on selling your car on your own, a word of warning so you don’t get stung like a local man. Jason Korte is a 22-yearold college student from North College Hill who wanted to sell his truck. He advertised on the Internet, found a buyer and got paid in cash. He said he thought he did everything right, but ended up losing his driving privileges and more. “The buyer and I went to the title office and we basically signed the title, transferred it. But, looking back now he didn’t have the proof of insurance with him nor did he have his driver’s license – and they still let us do the title transfer,” said Korte. Korte had signed the back of his title and the buyer signed acknowledging the odometer statement. “I did not have the tools to take the license plates off the car, so when the buyer went next door to take care of the registration he said he’d take care of it. I guess

he went in license plates from a car you there and sell is actually against the did noth- law. Korte’s driver’s license ing. He left my has now been suspended l i c e n s e because he didn’t have plates on insurance on the truck he the car,” still legally owned. The Korte said. BMV said Korte must settle Howard Ain K o r t e with the insurance compaHey Howard! d i d n ’ t ny before he’ll be allowed to learn what drive again. “I don’t even know what had happened until three months later when that to do. It’s driving me nuts. buyer ran into a parked car. They’re saying I owe them Korte got stuck with a bill more than $7,000 before I from that car owner’s insur- can even start driving,” Korte said. ance company. Te c h n i c a l l y, “They’re saying Failing to take the insurance I owe them damcan ages of around your license company also go after the $7,800. I called plates from a driver who ran them and said I car you sell is into the parked didn’t have a wreck and didn’t actually against car. But, that perknow what they the law. son was senwere talking tenced to a year about,” he said. “They said it was about a in jail after being convicted red truck that I let my friend of drunk driving and driving drive, and that I didn’t have on a suspended license. Korte is now trying to insurance. I said I had sold that truck to him,” Korte provide proof he had actually sold the vehicle and said. It turns out that sale was received payment. The Bureau of Motor never recorded by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles – Vehicles offers several tips and remember Korte had for selling your car. • Always stay with the left his license plates on the buyer until you see the car. Failing to take your vehicle transferred into the

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Spice up your Lenten fish dish with salsa At the beginning of Lent, I bring out my Mom’s ancient hand-hewn wooden bowl from Lebanon and sit it on the counter. Whenever I peel a yellow onion, the papery skins go into the bowl. Yesterday, our youngest grandchild, little Eva who will be 2 years old this week, helped pull the skins from the onions for the first time. She will join her cousins the day before Easter helping me color the eggs with natural colorings, like the onion skins, turmeric, beet juice, red cabbage, etc. I’ll share the recipe as we get closer to Easter. Lent is a great time to eat less meat, so the recipe I’m sharing today for tilapia is a good one to get you started.

Tilapia with tomatoes and capers salsa

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11⁄2 pounds ground beef 3 quarts HOT water 20 to 30 gingersnaps 1 large onion 1 medium carrot 1 lemon 2 ounces Worcestershire sauce 1 small bottle ketchup (14-ounce) 1 teaspoon salt 1 ⁄2 teaspoon pepper 4 hard-boiled eggs (finely chopped) 2 tablespoons sherry wine (or vinegar) Small bag of pickling spice Place the meat and gingersnaps in the hot water and allow to stand for 10 to 15 minutes. Grind or grate the onion and the carrot and add to mixture. Slice the lemon paper thin and add to

eggs: For Pat Kremer, a Recorder reader, who wants to make it for someone on a restricted diet due to illness. San Antonio Parish pizza: Mike, a Glendale reader, remembers the pizza served at this church during summer festivals in the 1960s. “The festivals were held in a lot across from the little Italian church on Queen City Avenue in South Fairmount.” It was prepared in the church basement and was square, heavy on seasonings, simple, yet different from restaurant-style pizza.

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Goetta origin update

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I can’t wait to share this information with Mark Balasa of Glier’s Meats – they make a great goetta. Charlene Mecklenburg, Manfred Schnetzer and Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann, president of the German-American Citizens League and curator of the German Heritage Museum in Cleves, all sent in fascinating information about the origins of goetta. Turns out it comes from northern Germany, and those folks who immigrated to our area carried the goetta-making tradition with them. More on our Web version of this column. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. Email columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Colerain resident featured in play A local girl has made her debut with the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati in “Jack and the Beanstalk.” Tatum Wilmes, Colerain Township, plays the Jack Double, the Goose, and a Villager. Her prior credits include an ensemble role in Landmark Productions’ “It’s A Wonderful Life,” JoJo in “Seussical, Jr.,” Chip in “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr.,” and principal roles in several school and theater group productions. Tatum is a fourth grader at Ann Weigel Elementary and lives in Colerain Township with mom Tanya, dad Jim and brother Mark. The comedy sprouts from the traditional tale about a poor boy named Jack, who, much to his mother’s dismay, trades the family cow for five magic beans leading him to a fierce yet loveable giant and

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Park district tells Mary Ingles story with the presentation. Cost for the program is $15 per person and registration is required by Wednesday, March 10, at Adults age 55 and over can register at GreatParks. org or by sending their name, address, daytime phone number and the appropriate fee to Great Parks Club, Hamilton County Park District, 10245

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Tuesday Morning trip unearths a rare find

I know I said this before, but I have to say it again, because I get so excited when I happen across a young adult who is 180 degrees from those who grab all the headlines. Nathan Tinch and I met two weeks ago at the Tuesday Morning store in TriCounty, where he works. His greeting was so warm when I walked in, that I felt drawn to ask him for an interview. Boy, did I hit the jackpot! Nathan is a man on the move, goal oriented and on track for a great future. June 2011 will find him graduating from Miami University in Oxford, after studying anthropology and botany. He applied to the Peace Corp three months ago, and hopes to go to South America. Nathan wants to be an ethnobiologist, and study

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Nathan. Besides being rated No. 6 for undergraduates in the United States, Miami is where Nathan met a professor who is doing an archeological dig with the National Science Foundation. Through this association, Nathan will get a National Science Foundation grant this year. As we were closing the interview, Nathan said, “Oh, one more thing. I want you to write that I thank my mother for helping me do this.” Readers, it doesn’t get any better than this. Good luck, Nathan. I know we will hear great things about you in years to come. Evelyn Perkins writes a regular column about people and events in the Tri-County Press area. Send items for her column to 10127 Chester Road, Woodlawn, 45215, or call her directly at 772-7379.

Curves collecting food in March Curves is encouraging women in the local area to show their philanthropic strength by participating in the annual Curves Food Drive. And, even though donating food to families in need is its own reward, the clubs are offering compelling incentives for both existing and potential members who participate. From March 1 to 31, Curves locations in the area will collect non-perishable items and monetary donations for food banks in the local area. The goal, according to Curves Founder Diane Heavin, is for the community to come together to help families in need. According to Heavin, members who donate a bag of groceries or make a minimum donation of $30 during the month of March will receive a reusable Curves grocery freezer bag for free. Non-members who do likewise between March 8

and March 20 can join Curves for free. Curves will waive the cost to join. Heavin says that as part of this effort, Curves locations in the area will be participating in a companywide contest for the most food drive donations collected by Curves locations across the nation. Winners will receive one of several cash prizes to be donated to their local food bank. Each year, Curves locations collectively donate millions of pounds of food to feed the hungry. For more information about and the Curves Food Drive, contact: Heather Jones, Curves of Cincinnati at 8441 Colerain Ave. at Ronald Reagan Highway; call 741-2800 or e-mail Tracy Flowers, Curves of Cincinnati at 5703 Cheviot Road, call 513-662-2254 or e-mail

Foundation awards money for Cincinnati Reads The Louise Taft Semple Foundation awarded the Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati $7,500 for its Cincinnati Reads Program which recruits and trains volunteers to work one-onone with kindergarten through fourth-grade students in Cincinnati Public Schools who read below grade level. Acting as the liaison between community groups, businesses, schools, churches, and local universities, Cincinnati Reads provides on-going volunteer assistance. Over 3,000 volunteers have completed training seminars since 2001. In 2009, CR trained 430 tutors and placed them in more than 30 schools. “The children who receive Cincinnati Reads tutoring are children who are behind due to environmental factors and not learning disabilities. These are children who simply need a little more one-onone help and may not be receiving it at home. Perhaps the students’ parents cannot read, or they work multiple jobs and are not

home at night to offer assistance. Cincinnati Reads steps in to this gap offering quality tutoring and positive role models of education,” said Stephanie Graves, literacy network’s executive director. “By funding Cincinnati Reads, the Louise Taft Semple Foundation is supplying life-altering intervention to many children whose families would otherwise be unable to afford it.” Since 1986, the Literacy Network has served as a contact center for literacy, providing a full-time referral hotline at 621-7323 for prospective tutors and learners. In addition to the Children’s Services Program, the Network acts as an umbrella agency for over 60 sites in Greater Cincinnati where adults may go to improve their basic education and literacy skills. For more information about the Literacy Network, volunteer or learning opportunities, or how you can help support the Literacy Network, please call 6217323 or visit the Web site at


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Green Twp. library hosting book sale Green Township Branch Library will once again host a used book sale sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County the weekend of March 12-13. For many years the branch hosted a very popular used book sale and car show each September, coordinated by former Library Director James R. Hunt. “Because of many requests, we expanded our neighborhood sales over the past four years, and have had book sales at more than half of the 40 branches,” said Anne Keller, Friends’ executive director.

“We’re happy to be able to offer a book sale again at Green Township.” Gently used fiction and nonfiction books will be offered, as well as LP records and audiovisual items that include CDs, DVDs, and VHS tapes. Prices start at 50 cents for paperbacks, and range up to $4 for other items. VHS tapes and records are priced at one dollar, with DVDs and CDs at $3. “There is a large selection of quality children’s books, a great assortment of fiction and nonfiction, and books for all ages include children, teens and adults,”

Keller said. The sale will take place noon-6 p.m. Friday, March 12, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 1. Cash, checks, Visa and MasterCard accepted. Proceeds from the book sales fund children’s and adult programs throughout the year and make these events available free of charge to the public. They also sponsor the annual summer reading program and purchase items for the library’s collection. Call 369-6035, e-mail, or visit

Park hosts murder mystery dinners • March 13 – Tainted Love. Who spiked Spike, the internationally renowned punk rock lead singer? • March 20 – Bowling Alley Bust Up. The Cougar Cuties made the bowling finals, but will a murderer strike? Or will someone’s life be spared? The Mill Golf Course is at

1515 W. Sharon Road in Winton Woods. A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($5 annual; $2 daily) is required to enter the parks. For more information about the Murder Mystery Dinners or to purchase a gift certificate, go to or call 521-7275.




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

Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA)


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

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



St. Martin Dr Porres Catholic Church

9927 Wayne Ave * Lincoln Hts, Ohio 45215 513-554-4010 Pastor: Fr Thomas Difolco African American in History & Heritage Roman Catholic in Faith & Practice Services: Saturday at 7:00p & Sunday at 10:00a You are always welcome at St. Martin de Porres

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

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The suspense could “kill” as Murder Mystery Dinner guests try and figure out who might have done it. These dinners are filled with excitement, outrageous storylines, plenty of laughs and audience participation. Adults can join in the mystery fun every Saturday night through March 20 at The Mill Golf Course in Winton Woods. Dinner includes chefcarved prime rib, beef au jus, marinated herb-roasted chicken breast and vegetable lasagna along with fresh mixed green salad, assorted side dishes and gourmet desserts. Soft drinks and coffee are complimentary and a cash bar is available. The cost is $33.50 per person, plus tax. Due to the popularity of the dinners, tickets must be purchased in advance and are subject to availability. Tickets may be purchased online at Once tickets are purchased, a guest can get a refund on those tickets, less a $5 handling/processing fee per ticket. No refunds will be accepted within 10 days of the ticket’s event. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., dinner begins at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Murder Mystery Dinner dates and themes are: • March 6 – Lounge Lizards Lament. When the Swiney Sisters take the stage, the lounge comes alive but is their pianist playing a requiem?

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

LUTHERAN Christ Lutheran Church (LCMS)

Has moved to 9804 Colerain Ave.

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3301 Compton Rd (1 block east of Colerain) 385-8342 Sunday School & Bible Class (all ages) 9:45am Sunday Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Saturday Evening Worship 5:30pm A great community church in a great community! Also home to Little Bud Preschool 385-8404 enrolling now! Visit our website:

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

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9:30 am Traditional Service 11:00 am Contemporary Service 4695 Blue Rock Road Colerain Township South of Ronald Reagan and I-275 923-3370

9804 Colerain Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45251

Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS

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

(513) 245-2600


Green Township Branch will host a used book sale March 12-13.

5921 Springdale Rd 1mi west of Blue Rock

Rev Lyle Rasch, Pastor


“Growing Closer to God, Growing Closer to Neighbor”

www. 513-522-3026

1553 Kinney Ave, Mt. Healthy

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

Pastor Todd A. Cutter

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


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

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "The GPS of Life: Loving Your Enemies"

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

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



Traditional Service: 9:30am ConneXion Contemporary Service: 11:15am Sunday School: 10:30am

Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

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

Nursery Available * Sunday School 513-481-8699 * www. Spiritual Checkpoint ... Stop In For An Evaluation!

Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

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

Sharonville United Methodist

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

3751 Creek Rd.



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


Visitors Welcome

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

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

Salem White Oak Presbyterian

Church By The Woods PC(USA) Sun Worship 10:00am Childcare Provided 3755 Cornell Rd 563-6447 ............................................

Taiwanese Ministry 769-0725



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

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


St. Paul United Church of Christ


Pastor: Jessica Taft 385-9077

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


45247 513-741-8900 4 Miles West of Northgate Mall

We are a WORD church Sunday School 10am Sunday 11am-6pm Wednesday Evening 7pm

Sonny Price, Pastor

Nursery Provided

5312 Old Blue Rock Rd., off Springdale Sunday Worship: 10:30am Sunday School: 9:15am

Nursery Available/Handicap Access

St Paul - North College Hill

6997 Hamilton Ave 931-2205 Rev. Virginia Duffy, Interim Minister Lollie Kasulones, Minister for Program Evelyn Osterbrock, Minister for Children Sundays: Music & Announcement 9:45am Worship at 10:00am Sunday School and Child Care Nurtured And Fellowship Groups For All Ages




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Angela Becker

Angela Metz Becker, 92, died Feb. 24. Survived by children Raymond (Fran) Spinner, Bruce (Paula) Becker, Carolyn (Jim) Botuchis, Mary Jo (Tom) Daley; sisters Dorothy Becker Colgate, Ruth Mary Lizotte; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Otto Becker, siblings Bill Metz, Rita Nurrenberg. Services were Feb. 26 at St. Ignatius of Loyola. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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Robert A. Bleh Sr., 82, Green Township, died Feb. 25. He was a bus driver for Queen City Metro. He was a member of the Cheviot Police Association and the American Legion. Survived by children Patricia Bocock, Robert (Gail) Jr., Andrew (Shannon), Daniel (Sandy) Bleh,




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Cathy (Gary) Carr, Jane (David) Destefano; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; many brothers and sisters. Services were March 1 at St. Martin of Tours. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to Vitas Hospice.

Mary Fusco

Mary Weigand Fusco, 86, White Oak, died Feb. 20. Survived by daughter Mary Angela (Bill) Russell; grandsons Michael, Evan Russell. Preceded in death by brother Robert Weigand. Services were Feb. 25 at Bellarmine Chapel, Xavier University. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to Xavier University or the College of Mount St. Joseph.

William Hunsche

Robert Bleh


William D. Hunsche, 83, Green Township, died Feb. 18. He was a milkman. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survived by wife Mary Lee Hunsche; children Kathy (Russ) Hamilton, Mary Sue (Jeff) Doherty, Cindy, Jim (Sue), Mike (Debbie), Dan Hunsche; brother Jack (Marilyn) Hun-



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DEATHS sche; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by brother Bob (Eileen) Hunsche. Services were Hunsche Feb. 23 at St. Aloysius Gonzaga. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church, 4366 Bridgetown Road, Cincinnati, OH 45211.

Kathy Keyes

Kathy Vogelmann Keyes, 75, died Feb. 22. She was a member of the St. Teresa Golf Keyes League and St. Teresa Prayer Group. Survived by husband Jack Keyes; sons Michael (Debbie), Patrick (Tina), Greg (Beth), Steve (Debbie) Keyes; sister Marilyn Butler; 13 grandchildren. Services were Feb. 25 at St. Teresa of Avila. Arrangements by

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Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: Elder High School, 3900 Vincent Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205 or Hospice of Cincinnati, 3131 Queen City Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45238.

Carol Miceli

Carol Stacey Miceli, 85, died Feb. 24. Survived by husband Nicholas Miceli; children Dennis (Frances), Steven (Tina), Kevin Miceli, Marlene (Fred) Flick, Donna (John) Kurcz; brother Paul Stacey; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by siblings Janet Kramer, Jacquelyn Owens, June Roda, Robert, William Jr., Corinne Stacey, Jean Tenbrunsel, Mary Ulrich. Services were March 2 at Bayley Place. Miceli Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: Bayley Place, 990 Bayley Place Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45233 or Old St. Mary Pregnancy Center, 123 E. 13th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Joyce Renzenkuper Mosgo, White Oak, died Feb. 20. Survived by daughter Nicole Stenger; stepsons Steven, Michael Mosgo; grandchildren Nathan, Taylor; siblings Fred (Kay) Brumfield, Linda (T.D.) Hughes. Preceded in death by husband John Mosgo. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to Vitas Hospice.

Ruth Niederecker

Ruth Ranz Niederecker, 84, Monfort Heights, died Feb. 20. Survived by children Michael (Anita), Pat Curley, Carole (Bill) Veringa; siblings Albert (Meg) Ranz, Carole (Jerry) Welch; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Paul Niederecker, siblings Norma, John Ranz, Anne Griley, Jean Gursky. Services were Feb. 27 at St. Catharine of Siena. Memorials to the American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Timothy O’Shea

Timothy William O’Shea, 51, Green Township, died Feb. 21. He

REAL ESTATE Hunters Ridge Lane: Maronda Homes of Cincinnati LLC to Koehl, Evelyn L.; $230,747. Summercrest Drive: Western Benchmark LLC to NVR Inc.; $42,500. Whispering Valley Drive: George Thomas Homes Inc. to Findley, Patrick J. and Cristina M.; $59,900. 10084 Fairglen Drive: Beneficial Ohio Inc. to Cook, Timothy P.; $54,900. 2911 Windsong Drive: Countrywide Bank FSB to Hillcrest Homes Inc.; $62,300. 3015 Overdale Drive: Bryant, Helen D. Tr. to Berning, Justin T.; $105,000. 3241 Heritage Square Drive: Hetzer, Julie K. to Eichelbrenner, Diana K.; $79,000. 3241 Paprika Court: Federal National Mortgage Association to Scott, Qushun; $85,000. 3423 Galbraith Road: Henke, Randall A. to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Tr.; $48,000. 3736 Ripplegrove Drive: Robinson, Angela R. and Roger G. Epure to Zeiser, Andrew M.; $112,000. 4630 Poole Road: Drennan, Kimberly A. and Janet J. Mortimer to Suntrust Mortgage Inc.; $74,000. 6443 Springdale Road: Dourson, David and Debbie to Schutte, Dianna M. Tr. and Robert R. Tr.; $36,000. 7552 Barjo Lane: Moeller, Michael A. and Loretta F. Butterfield to Momo Properties LLC; $40,000. 7963 Stoney Ridge Drive: Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Koetters, Kristopher and Katherine A.; $292,530.

8252 Firshade Terrace: Corrigan, Constance S. to Countrywide Home Loans; $72,000. 8438 Wuest Road: Funk, James B. and Kristina M. Glankler to Gross, Joseph; $50,000. 9833 Norcrest Drive: Franklin Property Investments Inc. to Hacker, Kyle A.; $50,000.


Tressel Wood Drive: Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Saldano, Tonya M. and Christopher N.; $285,725. 1409 Anderson Ferry Road: Myers, David W. and Linda B. to Hubert, Kevin T. and Pamela A.; $390,000. 2061 Southacres Drive: Hartmann, William P. Jr. and Linda E. to Hasselbeck, Nicholas and Emily E.; $350,000. 2820 Jessup Road: MTGLQ Investors LP to Dryer, Sarah B.; $76,000. 3335 Emerald Lakes Drive: Drees, Karen A. to Basquette, Marsha L.; $83,000. 3352 Emerald Lakes Drive: Fannie Mae to Schoenung, Joseph L.; $82,500. 3601 Neiheisel Ave.: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Smith, Joseph; $83,100. 3743 Sandal Lane: Peter, William C. to Sullivan, Christopher M. and Elizabeth L.; $139,500. 4931 Arbor Woods Court: Byers, William H. and Melanie D. Jones to Stanley, Brian P.; $85,000. 4941 Arbor Woods Court: Roots, Paul E. to Patty, Joseph C. Jr. Tr.; $152,500. 5882 Countryhills Drive: Grote, Christine M. to Ernst, Gregory and

Heather Bellegia-Ernst; $284,905. 6059 Johnson Road: Bessler, Robert W. to Holscher and Hackman Properties LLC; $230,000. 6765 Kelsey’s Oak Court: Hester, Brian J. and Cristina A. to Bac Home Loans Servicing; $76,000. 7043 Bridgetown Road: Bierman, Mary and Marie L. Hammond to Bierman, Mary; $67,500. Bridge Point Pass: Grand Communities Ltd. to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC; $109,833. Whispering Oak Trail: Western Benchmark LLC to Dennis Ott Builders Inc.; $162,000. 2439 Countrylake Drive: Knauber, Janet K. Tr. to Heitbrink, William A. and Susan L.; $351,900. 2861 Carroll Ave.: Meyer, Jacqueline to Mihuta, Hendan and Jillian; $109,500. 2985 Werkridge Drive: Ruehl, Rita V. to Hartman, Jack L. and Joy H.; $180,000. 3404 North Bend Road: Baltes, Rick Tr. and Jim Kagrise Tr. to Gray, Andrea M.; $79,000. 3491 Eyrich Road: Moore, Michelle A. to Lewallen, Joshua; $95,000. 3559 Coral Gables Road: Roedersheimer, Charles E. and Marian C. to Simon, Steven J.; $123,000. 3757 Aurora Ave.: Irongate Properties LLC to Kaeser, Andraya L.; $114,900. 3953 School Section Road: Schreiber, Michael W. and Michelle A. Hodapp to Merk, Garett E.; $69,000. 4401 Raceview Ave.: Umberg, Petrina M. to Schutte, Bradley A.; $78,100. 5215 Clearlake Drive: Ball, David A. and Mary Kay to Robinson, Man-


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den L.; $88,100. 5535 Leumas Drive: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to McMahan, Peter A. and Erin E.; $35,000. 5558 Bluepine Drive: Pledged Property II LLC to CDE Services Inc.; $110,000. 5607 Childs Ave.: Fannie Mae to Pfeffer, Daniel; $116,000. 5640 Monica Court: Romanello, Mary L. to Schwarz, Jampe P. and Brenda L.; $134,000. 5773 Filview Circle: Murphy, Michael C. and Matthew J. to Murphy, Michael C.; $132,500. 5774 Bridgetown Road: TNJ Partnership to GAT Properties LLC; $609,700. 5790 Bridgetown Road: TNJ Partnership to GAT Properties LLC; $609,700. 5912 Harrison Ave.: National Amusements Inc. to Ept Nineteen Inc.; $3,212,200. 6833 Wesselman Road: Bussard, Sandra to Kaiser, Deborah R.; $275,000. 7030 Boulder Path Drive: Ameritek Custom Homes Inc. to Walsh, Michael J. and Linda S.; $249,900. 4040 Durango Green Drive: Curry, John E. and Nancy H. to Grow, Holly A.; $190,000. 4962 Thunder Road: Johnson Trust Company Tr. 3 to Bradford, Reid M.; $187,500. 8292 Bridgetown Road: Putzke, Gordon E. to Putzke Gordon E. and Victoria A. Schottelkott; $47,000. 8731 Buffalo Ridge Road: Johnson Trust Company Tr. 3 to Bradford, Reid M.; $187,500.


2812 Jessup Road: MTGLQ Investors LP to Dryer, Sarah B.; $76,000. 5450 Songbird Drive: Fannie Mae to Eddingfield, Laura and Thomas Sayre; $88,000.

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7817 Elizabeth St.: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to K&T Homes Ltd.; $42,000. 7362 Huntridge Ave.: Home Equity Corp. to King, Everage Jr.; $69,900.


10063 Thoroughbred Lane: Grandison, Antonio and Colleen Bradley Martine to Bowling, Jon and Gina; $227,000. 1157 Seymour Ave.: Palumbo, Dennis A. to Weitfle, Michael P.; $60,000. 1182 Sugartree Court: Retallick, Charles E. and Judith M. to Carter, Trent M.; $103,500. 1472 Meredith Drive: Seifert, Diane M. to Ibold, Richard B.; $75,730. 2020 Highland Ave.: Schneider, David to Williamson, Darryl; $6,500. 421 Deanview Drive: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Penklor Properties LLC; $68,000. 9361 Daly Road: MTGLQ Investors LP to Greenstone Developers LLC; $10,000. Ridgeway Road: Ooten, Kevin to Price, Harold; $50,000. 1000 Garnoa Drive: Case, Carl R. to Paquette, Timothy D.; $65,000. 10890 Sprucehill Drive: Lewis, Donald R. Jr. and Marlene Stewart to Patters, Ronald C.; $8,200. 12120 Brookway Drive: Williams, Shelton O and Shelly M. Huegel to Anaruma, William D. and Tracy L.; $155,000. 2048 Sixth Ave.: Sharma, Surdender S. and Kavita to Boggs, John W. and Mary; $1,000. 2116 Garfield Ave.: Penklor Properties LLC to Carroll, Darrell; $22,500. 86 Ridgeway Road: Ooten, Kevin to Price, Harold; $50,000.

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William Edward Waddell, 47, died Feb. 11. Survived by mother Violet Waddell; siblings John, Jewell Waddell, Mary Ballard. Services were Feb. 27 at the Forest Dale Church of Christ.

8818 Mockingbird Lane: Barcheck, C. A. T. to Hill, Deloris; $77,000. 90 Ridgeway Road: Ooten, Kevin to Price, Harold; $50,000. 90 Ridgeway Road: Ooten, Kevin to Price, Harold; $50,000. 9542 Kosta Drive: Bauer, Andrew J. and Tim J. Schmidt to Bauer, Andrew J.; $52,075. 9660 Fallsridge Court: Gibson, Harald-Snoh and Diane K. to Keyes, Kenneth R. and Carol M.; $175,000. 994 Lakeshore Drive: Radziwon, Kenneth J. 2 to Radziwon, Kenneth J.; $29,167. 1085 Hempstead Drive: Hawkins, Dieadre M. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation; $54,000. 1276 Aldrich Ave.: Lawrence, Claron L. to Wells Fargo Bank NA; $36,000. 1384 Meredith Drive: Green, Bertha M. and Mona I. to Christian, Archie; $41,000. 150 Ridgeway Road: Fithen, Jeffrey and Ken Haynes to Fox, Rickey D.; $65,000. 1977 Windmill Way: American General Financial Services Inc. to Mueller, Robert D. and Un Ae; $27,000. 240 Beechridge Drive: Collier, Michael A. and Laura J. to Bank of New York Tr.; $70,000. 6229 Marie Ave.: Commercial Re Holdings LLC to Dean, Amanda R.; $76,000. 8376 Banbury St.: Luken, Ida M. to Stevenson, David A.; $77,900. 8765 Empire Court: Woodworth, Mark R. Tr. 3 to Sorenson, Paul G.; $130,000.


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worked for Valley National Gases. Survived by wife Rita O’Shea; children Amanda (Josh) Swank, Sarah, Brad O’Shea; siblings Kathy (Fred) Wilson, Sheila (Doug) Abell, Dan, Dennis (Tracy) O’Shea; two grandchildren. Services were Feb. 26 at St. Jude Church. Arrangements by Feb. 25, at Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 452633597.

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Joseph Harris, born 1984, possession of drugs, 5900 Hamilton Ave., Feb. 17. Kenneth Jermaine Jones, born 1977, possession of drugs, 5830 Hamilton Ave., Feb. 18. Connie M. Tucker, born 1965, misuse of credit card and receiving stolen credit card, 2568 W. North Bend Road, Feb. 21. Dekevis Murph, born 1987, domestic violence, 5376 Bahama Terrace, Feb. 17. Richard Godfrey, born 1980, criminal trespass and obstruction of official business, 5363 Bahama Terrace, Feb. 19. Terrance Cole, born 1989, intimidate victim or witness, 5475 Bahama Terrace, Feb. 10. Martez Byrd, born 1979, violation of temporary protection order, 5131 Colerain Ave., Feb. 18. Carmita Felicia Houston, born 1960, telecommunication harassment, 2446 Kipling Ave., Feb. 11. Stanley W. Kinney, born 1963, aggravated burglary and domestic violence, 5876 Shadymist Lane, Feb. 16.

Incidents Breaking and entering

5556 Colerain Ave., Feb. 16. 5750 Kirby Ave., Feb. 17.

Police reports continued B9

Police reports From B8 Burglary

5127 Colerain Ave., Feb. 16. 5605 Hamilton Ave., Feb. 14. 5852 Pameleen Court, Feb. 18.

Felonious assault

2717 W. North Bend Road, Feb. 16.


1044 Groesbeck Road, Feb. 12. 1515 Teakwood Ave., Feb. 15. 5111 Colerain Ave., Feb. 17. 5556 Colerain Ave., Feb. 13. 5804 Hamilton Ave., Feb. 16. 5823 Hamilton Ave., Feb. 13. 6016 Hamilton Ave., Feb. 18.

Vehicle theft

2672 W. North Bend Road, Feb. 12.


Shane Barnett, 29, 6829 Kenbyrne, domestic violence at 2446 Kipling, Feb. 7. Danielle Brown, 23, 3342 Bowling Green Court, theft at 7900 Colerain Ave., Feb. 7. Steven Cooke, 18, 8317 Lyness Drive, menacing at 8317 Lyness Drive, Feb. 8. Juvenile Female, 17, , curfew violation at Cella Drive and West Galbraith Road, Feb. 8. John Gossett, 76, 8429 Lyness Drive, drug trafficking, possession of a dangerous drug at 8210 Pippin Road, Feb. 4. John Jackson, 24, 1600 Thompson, drug possession at US 27 and Cross County, Feb. 4. Latonia Lee, 18, 4465 Colerain Ave., theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Jan. 31. Amber Liebisch, 23, 1952 Cordova Ave., theft at 10235 Colerain Ave., Feb. 8. Ricky Long, 33, 3369 Niagara Street, disorderly conduct at 3370 Niagara Street, Feb. 4. Stephanie McMillan, 22, 9402 Wilcox, drug possession at 8255 Fawn Lake, Feb. 2. Charles Moore, 53, 2547 Hansford Place, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Feb. 11. Shawn Orr, 23, 9328 Round Top Road, domestic violence at 9328 Round Top Road, Feb. 4. Lamar Preyor, 22, 6025 Boymel Drive, trafficking in drugs at 9251 Colerain Ave., Feb. 4. Ronkita Price, 21, 149 E. Mitchell Ave., theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Jan. 31. Mark Rinier, 32, 7230 Eagle Creek, drug paraphernalia at 7230 Eagle Creek, Feb. 8. Elizabeth Schweinefus, 20, 3075 Percy Ave., criminal trespassing at 10160 Colerain Ave., Feb. 3. Brittnie Smith, 28, 980 Gaskins Road, open container at 5900

Colerain Ave., Feb. 4. Christa Snyder, 32, 9057 Ranchill Drive, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Feb. 5. Patrick Thompson, 38, 11327 Gravenhurst Drive, theft, criminal trespassing at 11620 Hamilton Ave., Feb. 4. John Warren, 36, 2725 Galbraith Road, drug abuse at 2610 W. Galbraith Road, Feb. 8. Juvenile male, 14, domestic violence at Walden Glen, Feb. 7. Juvenile male, 16, curfew, open container, drug possession at 3610 Cheviot Road, Feb. 7. Juvenile male, 17, curfew violation at Mercury and Moonlight, Feb. 7. Juvenile female, 14, disorderly conduct at 10761 Pippin Road, Feb. 5. Juvenile female, 15,disorderly conduct at 10761 Pippin Road, Feb. 5.

Reports/Incidents Aggravated assault

Victim struck with weapon at Dry Ridge and Challenger Way, Feb. 3.


Victim struck at 3132 Daylight Court, Feb. 5. Victim struck at 2600 Civic Center, Feb. 5.


Residence entered and computer and medication of unknown value remove at 9308 Round Top Road, Feb. 5. Residence entered and game system, camcorder, digital camera of unknown value removed at 2451 W. Kemper Road, Feb. 5.

Burglary, criminal damaging

Duffel bag, purse and alcohol valued at $6,600 removed from residence at 2645 Cornwall Drive, Feb. 6.

Criminal damaging

Window of house damaged with BB gun at 2845 Butterwick Drive, Feb. 7. Window damaged at 2454 Schon Drive, Feb. 7. Windows damaged at 7706 Hamilton Ave., Feb. 4. Eggs thrown at garage at 3262 Banning Road, Feb. 2.

Criminal simulation

Counterfeit $50 removed at 9523 Pippin Road, Feb. 5.

Domestic violence

Victim struck at Town Terrace, Feb. 7.

Illegal dumping

Victim reported at 2551 Compton Road, Feb. 4.

Passing bad checks

Victim reported at 10761 Pippin Road, Jan. 4.


Vehicle entered and tools of unknown value removed at 9275 Brehm Road, Feb. 7. Jewelry valued at $2,600 removed at 9450 Colerain Ave., Feb. 8. Vehicle entered and radio valued at $130 removed at 5575 Old Blue





Rock Road, Feb. 5. Victim reported items rented not returned at 5066 Blue Meadow Drive, Feb. 7. Handicap placard removed at 2541 Walden Glen Circle, Feb. 8. Credit card taken and used without consent at 10181 Colerain Ave., Feb. 5. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 9501 Colerain Ave., Feb. 5. $166 removed from purse at 3151 Harry Lee Lane, Feb. 9. Purse and contents of unknown value removed from cart at 8451 Colerain Ave., Feb. 7. Rings valued at $13,000 removed at 8750 Colerain Ave., Feb. 5. $1,052.31 taken through deceptive means at 7350 Colerain Ave., Feb. 4. Video game valued at $60 removed at 2822 Rocky Ridge Road, Feb. 7. Victim reported at 3681 Galbraith Road, Feb. 5. Vehicle tires of unknown value removed at 5920 Springdale Road, Feb. 7. Software game and wash cloths of unknown value removed at 10240 Colerain Ave., Feb. 7. Various phones of unknown value removed $3,070 removed at 8371 Colerain Ave., Feb. 4. Tools of unknown value removed at 3661 Brockton Drive, Feb. 8. Wallet taken at 8391 Gayheart Drive, Feb. 1. Trowel of unknown value removed from construction site at 8003 Stoney Ridge, Feb. 2.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle

Vehicle borrowed and not returned at Marino Drive, Jan. 12.

GREEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Richard J. Lee, 44, 840 Overlook Ave. No. 1, receiving stolen property at 6243 Glenway Ave., Feb. 16. John W. Lee, 47, 840 Overlook Ave. No. 1, receiving stolen property at 6243 Glenway Ave., Feb. 16. Juvenile, 15, assault at 5400 Edalbert Drive, Feb. 16. James C. Muth, 29, 216 Smith Ave., theft at 5375 North Bend Road, Feb. 17. Robert Seger, 69, 6975 Bridgetown Road, theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., Feb. 17. Juvenile, 13, disorderly conduct at 5400 Edalbert Drive, Feb. 17. Juvenile, 15, assault at 5400 Edalbert Drive, Feb. 18. Jamie R. Jett, 24, 1523 Franklin Ave., menacing and criminal damaging at 5740 Cheviot Road, Feb. 18. Lannie Colwell, 40, 6563 Hayes Road, cultivation of marijuana at 6563 Hayes Road, Feb. 18.

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Domestic dispute

Incidents Aggravated robbery Assault

Three suspects threatened to harm two victims and robbed them of money at 2250 Sylved Drive, Feb. 16.

Suspect hit victim in the face at 5400 Edalbert Drive, Feb. 15. Suspect hit victim in the face at 4321 Harrison Ave., Feb. 13. Suspect grabbed victim by the hair and slammed their head to the ground at 6002 Sheed Road, Feb. 17. Suspect hit victim in the face at 6792 Harrison Ave. No. 39, Feb. 17.

Breaking and entering

Garden tiller stolen from home’s shed at 4510 North Bend Road, Feb. 21.


Two video game systems, camcorder, two televisions, two cameras and a CD/DVD player stolen from home at 3621 Gailynn Drive, Feb. 19.

Criminal damaging

Window broken on vehicle at 5204 Laurelridge Lane, Feb. 17. Vehicle window shot out with BB gun at 3250 Basswood, Feb. 17. Vehicle window shot out with BB gun at 5580 Sprucewood, Feb. 17. Vehicle window shot out with BB gun at 5728 Lauderdale, Feb. 17. Vehicle window shot out with BB gun at 5579 Sunnywoods, Feb. 17. Window broken on vehicle at 5444 North Bend Road, Feb. 17. Vehicle window shot out with BB gun at 4175 Runningfawn Drive, Feb. 17. Suspect threw stone at vehicle causing dent in the door at West Fork Road and North Bend Road, Feb. 18. Vehicle driven through home’s front lawn at 5148 Rybolt Road, Feb. 18. Vehicle quarter panel shot with BB gun at 4544 Ebenezer Road, Feb. 19. Prescription eyeglasses, laptop com-

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Criminal mischief

Vulgar pictures drawn on vehicle windows with shoe polish at La Salle High School at 3091 North Bend Road, Feb. 18.



GPS, car stereo, amplifier, subwoofer, assorted tools and money stolen from one vehicle; money stolen from second vehicle; car stereo and 50 DVDs stolen from third vehicle; and car stereo stolen from fourth vehicle at 6370 Starvue, Feb. 16. Two snow shovels stolen from home’s back porch at 5654 Surrey Ave., Feb. 17. Prescription eyeglasses and a watch stolen from vehicle at 4539 Hutchinson Glen Drive, Feb. 18. Money stolen from cash drawer at RPM’s Auto Care at 6289 Glenway Ave., Feb. 19. Unknown number of energy drinks stolen from Bigg’s at 5071 Glencrossing Way, Feb. 18. Prescription medicine stolen from home at 5454 Northpoint Drive, Feb. 20. Two televisions, DVD player, miscellaneous DVDs and model train set stolen from home at 3784 Reemelin Road, Feb. 20. Several power tools stolen from vehicle at 3170 Andres Lane, Feb. 20. Portable television stolen from Radio Shack at 6132 Colerain Ave., Feb. 20. Money stolen from cash register at Steak ‘N Shake at 3835 Race Road, Feb. 21.

Vehicular vandalism

Outside mirror broken on vehicle when struck with an object while traveling on roadway at 5766 Muddy Creek Road, Feb. 19.


The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: • Colerain Township: Chief Daniel P. Meloy, 245-6600. • Green Township: Chief Bart West, 574-0007; vandalism hotline 574-5323. • Hamilton County: Sheriff Simon Leis, 825-1500. • Springfield Township: Chief David Heimpold, 7291300.



Elaine Williams, 54, 1377 Hazelgrove Drive, domestic violence at 1377 Hazelgrove Drive, Feb. 21. Christopher Hankerson, 40, 2150 Lincoln Ave., assault at 2150 Lincoln Ave., Feb. 20. Cheaze Johnson, 21, no address given, drug trafficking, drug possession at North Bend and Daly roads, Feb. 20. Thierrell Maull, 18, 9350 Roundtop Road, improper transportation of firearm at Hamilton Avenue and Sevenhills Drive, Feb. 18. Lucille Abercrombie, 37, 1902 Bluehill Drive, theft at 10900 block of Hamilton Avenue, Feb. 17. Reginald Leazy, 29, 819 W. Galbraith Road, theft at 800 block of West Galbraith Road, Feb. 15.



Man reported being hit in the face at 1559 Meredith Drive, Feb. 17.

Criminal damaging

Hairline I reported window broken at 8586 Winton Road, Feb. 21. Man reported vehicle damaged at 1927 Sevenhills Drive, Feb. 16.

Misuse of credit card

Man reported credit card used at 579 Lakeridge Drive, Feb. 19.


Woman reported vehicle stolen at 8323 Kingsmere Court, Feb. 20. TriState Lawn Equipment reported GPS stolen from vehicle at 11830 Hamilton Ave., Feb. 16. 1636 Hudepohl Lane woman reported purse stolen at 9600 block of Hamilton Avenue, Feb. 14.

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puter and coffee table broken at home at 3624 Edgewood, Feb. 18.

Argument between man and woman at Belclare Road, Feb. 15. Argument between man and woman at Bridgetown Road, Feb. 16. Argument between parent and child at Lawrence Road, Feb. 17. Argument between spouses at Harmony Lane, Feb. 17. Argument between parent and child at Silverpoint, Feb. 18. Argument between parent and child at Ebenezer Road, Feb. 19. Argument between family members at Orchard Ridge Court, Feb. 19. Argument between parent and child at Jessup Road, Feb. 20. Argument between parent and child at Blue Rock Road, Feb. 21.

Suspect pulled a knife on victim while breaking into a vehicle at 4683 Nathaniel Glen Drive, Feb. 21.

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