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The election results in last week’s paper contained an error. In the Hamilton County auditor’s race, Dusty Rhodes won over challenger Tom Brinkman. Rhodes received 150,218 votes, or 55.5 percent and Brinkman received 120,756 votes or 44.5 percent, according to the unofficial results reported by the Hamilton County Board of Elections.

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Community pulling together for holiday help By Jennie Key

Giving for the holidays

The Colerain Township community is pooling its efforts and resources for holiday help. A number of agencies will pull together during the holiday season to make sure they are reaching as many families in need as possible. Nate’s Toy Box, SON Ministries, and the Sharing Hope Coalition are partnering with the Northwest Local School District to help families in need during the holidays. The Sharing Hope Coalition is a group of organizations including churches, businesses, schools, and Colerain Township officials united to help in a number of areas of need, including home repairs, tutoring for children, mentoring teens, student community service, job search workshops with one-on-one coaching, and foreclosure prevention. SON Ministries and the coalition are collecting non-perishable food for the SON Ministries Food Pantry for Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. The member groups will collect and distribute toys and food through SON Ministries. SON planned to distribute food

If you would like to put together a bag for families in need, the following items are needed: • 3 cans of vegetables: corn, green beans, carrots or peas • 3 cans of fruit: applesauce, pears, peaches, fruit cocktail or pineapple • 1 box stuffing • 1 box instant mashed potatoes • 1 can cranberry sauce • 3 cans of soup or beef stew • 2 boxes of macaroni and cheese • 1 box of brownie mix • 1 jar of turkey gravy • 1 can sweet potatoes on Sunday, Nov. 14, for Thannksgiving and Sunday, Dec. 12, for Christmas. Pauletta Crowley, administrative assistant for community and administrative services for the district, said rather than adopting families with Giving Trees this year, school district families in need of assistance this holiday season will be given a voucher to “shop” for their children at SON Ministries through the Nate’s Toy Box project. If you want to contribute, you may send donations directly to SON Ministries.


Walt Watson, on of the new directors of SON Ministries, looks over the food bags ready for the Nov. 14 Thanksgiving food distribution. Deadline for collections is Wednesday, Dec. 8. SON will be collecting toys valued at $25 or less for families in need for the holidays. Organizers suggest gift cards of $25 or less for older children.

Parents will pick out Christmas items for their children Sunday, Dec. 12. For information, call SON Ministries at 385-1793. For more about your community, visit

Green Twp. using air to fight fires By Kurt Backscheider

The Green Township Department of Fire & EMS has been training in a new fire fighting method. “We’re on the verge of making a substantial change in the way we fight fires,” said Green Township Fire & EMS Chief Douglas Witsken. “We’re going to be utilizing a tactic known as Positive Pressure Attack. It’s a firefighting tactic that has gained a lot of acceptance across the country, and we’re the first department to employ it in this area,” he said. Positive Pressure Attack uses high volume fans to blow fresh air into burning buildings before firefighters enter the structure to perform rescues or extinguish the flames, Witsken said. The tactic is coupled with proper ventilation and exhaust open-

ings, resulting in safer operations because visibility is better and the building is much cooler. “It substantially clears the smoke and heat Witsken out of the building prior to firefighters making entry,” he said. “And with all the research and studies that have been conducted on this method, it’s been proven to reduce fire damage, to make it safer for firefighters, and if there are victims inside it makes it more tenable and more likely that they can be rescued successfully.” Lt. Michael Nie, spokesman for the department, said the new tactic reverses conventional firefighting practices, which dictate that air not be blown into buildings because it would cause the fire to grow.

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He said research has shown that while the fire may increase in size, Positive Pressure Attack will still improve the conditions throughout the burning building by exhausting the heat and smoke at a rate greater than the increase in the fire. He said there are a few instances where the tactic should not be used, which has been covered in their training. “In most cases it also eliminates the need to place firefighters on the roof of a burning building to cut a vent hole, a potentially dangerous practice long used by fire departments,” Nie said.


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“There were many skeptics, especially more experienced firefighters who have always been taught that supplying more air to a fire is bad. Some may still have concerns, but the live fire training has shown that conditions immediately improve as soon as Positive Pressure Attack is applied.” Green Township considered the change after Assistant Chief Scott Souders and Lt. Rob Wohlfrom attended training conducted by the authors of a textbook detailing the practice. Township firefighters have already attended classroom training on the strategy and are now performing live-burn training to practice the method. Nie said firefighters from Cheviot and Colerain, Delhi, Whitewater, Crosby and Miami townships have also participated in the training. For more about your community, visit

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BEST TIME FOR VACATION HOMES If you have always wanted that vacation home near the water, now is definitely the time to buy. The second home market in most areas is moving back into affordable range again and the interest rates are the lowest in forty years! Buying a second home is a more enjoyable experience now too. A few years ago properties would often sell right after they were listed and get the asking price or more after the inevitable bidding war. Now a buyer can take some time to decide on the right home, have it properly inspected, and compare it to other properties in the area. The rental market is also up. When the economy slows, vacationers turn to more economical accommodations. A week’s stay in a vacation home offers significant savings over a hotel. Your vacation property can pay for itself. According to, twelve weeks of renting your home at peak season can cover your mortgage for the year. There are only so many great locations and beautiful views to go around, so homes in high demand resort areas will always hold the best long-term investment value. If you have ever wanted to own that vacation getaway, now is the time to take the leap. Mark Schupp has been a Real Estate Agent for the past 29 years and is a Certified Residential Specialist. He has won many awards including the Top Unit Producer for 1999 and 2000 (last year awarded) in the Cincinnati Board of Realtors and Top 1% Residential Real Estate Agent in the Nation. For professional advice on all aspects of buying or selling real estate, contact Mark Schupp at Star One Realtors. Please call me at 385-0900 (office) or 385-0035 (home) or visit my website: CE-0000429458

py approximately 50,000 square feet in the northeast corner of the mall, in the former Family Christian Bookstore site. Construction is under way. The new store is expected to open in midDecember. The bookstore has been relocated to a storefront near the food court. According to Northgate Mall’s Area Brand and Marketing Director Nicole Kneeland Woods, Famous Labels offers a variety of well-known name brand and moderate designer labels carried regularly in


Northgate Mall in Colerain Township is welcoming a 50,000 square foot Famous Labels to its roster of stores. This entrance on the north side of the mall where Family Christian Stores was located will become the entryway onto the Famous Labels store. department stores, wholesale clubs, national chains, and popular mail order catalogs. The northeast entrance

will open directly into the store once Famous Labels opens next month. She said customers can expect to save from 50-90 percent off original prices, with most apparel items priced at or below $20. Merchandise includes clothing for adults and children, shoes, as well as home decor and accent pieces. “Famous Labels is a great addition to the community and the shopping center”, she said. “With this addition to the existing strong retailer and merchandise mix, Northgate Mall will now offer fashion

Colerain swears in new police officer The Colerain Township Police Department added an officer at the Nov. 9 meeting, bringing the total to 36 sworn officers. Colerain Police Chief Daniel P. Meloy swore in Police Officer Sean Maher, 23, at Tuesday night’s meeting. Maher is a Colerain

Township native and graduated from Northwest High School. He is a 2009 graduate of the Butler Tech Police Academy and has been employed for the past 15 months as a police officer in the Village of Lockland. For more about your community, visit Cincinnati. com/coleraintownship.


Colerain Township Police Chief Daniel Meloy swears in the Colerain Township Police Department’s newest officer, Sean Maher.

Mt. Airy churches celebrate Thanksgiving Churches in the Mount Airy community will celebrate a decade of coming together at Thanksgiving time this year. Mount Airy Churches United, a coalition of four Mount Airy Churches, will meet for a community Thanksgiving service at

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, at Saint Therese Little Flower Church at the corner of Colerain Avenue and Kirby Road. Community residents and members of the churches are all welcome to participate in this celebration of blessing and unity.

The tradition began 10 years ago when the leaders of the Mount Airy churches group began to meet for support and prayer. “It was a natural outgrowth of those meetings,” said Pastor John Douglas of the Praise Chapel Church of God on Colerain Ave.

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merchandise and home décor to our shoppers at great bargain prices.” Famous Labels is a value retailer based in Las Vegas. With seven years of specializing in value merchandising, Famous Labels has 35 stores located in 23 states throughout the country. The mall has more than 1.1 million square feet of retail space and is comprised of more than 100 specialty shops and two anchor department stores, Macy's and Sears. For more about your community, visit Cincinnati. com/coleraintownship.

“I feel absolutely confident that Drew and Abby will be safe and happy.” Kitty Pier’s two children with developmental disabilities – Drew, 32 and Abby, 31 – live in separate residences where Graceworks Enhanced Living provides services. “Graceworks’ homes are real homes,” says Kitty. “They give my children choices in their lives – and both are cared for and taken care of.” Kitty and her husband, Fritz, have watched their children form lasting family relationships in Graceworks Enhanced Living residences. “Drew and Abby’s housemates have become family,” smiles Kitty. “They’re now living the lives that we hoped for them. We could die tomorrow and be peaceful.” Graceworks Enhanced Living provides residences and a day program for adults with developmental disabilities in Butler, Greene, Hamilton and Montgomery counties.

Since the original service in 2000, the churches have moved the celebration from church to church, and focused a various themes for the season. This year’s theme is “Eyes on God.” The Rev. David Gerber of the Mount Airy Methodist Church suggested keeping the theme simple and direct. “You can’t be thankful without having your focus clear,” he said. “For us, it’s having our eyes on God so we can his blessings in our lives.” Elder Rodney Posey of the Impact Worship Center hopes that the youth of the churches will find the time together meaningful and an expression of the future faith of the churches. The service will feature music, expressions of thanks by the youth, readings from the Bible, and a sermon delivered by Father Philip Seher of Saint Therese Little Flower Church. Refreshments and fellowship will follow hosted by members of Little Flower Church. – Jerome Gabis For more about your community, visit

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Our Lady of Fatima visits West Side churches, schools By Kurt Backscheider

Julie Reece, of Delhi Township only needed one word to describe what she saw: “Beautiful.” Reece was one of the many Our Lady of Victory parishioners who stopped by the church Thursday, Nov. 11, to get a glimpse of the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima. The statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary made stops at several West Side parishes as part of a tour of churches and schools throughout the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The world-famous statue was sculpted in 1947, based on the descriptions of Sister Lucia, who was one of three children who saw the Blessed Virgin 30 years earlier at Fatima, Portugal. Sister Lucia was 10 years old when the Virgin Mary appeared to her and her two young cousins, Francisco and Jacinta Marto,


The Our Lady of Fatima statue on display at Our Lady of Victory Church in Delhi Township on Thursday, Nov. 11. The world-famous statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary stopped at several West Side parishes as part of a tour in Cincinnati. May 13, 1917, in a field outside Fatima. The apparitions continued through Oct. 13 of that same year, and they conveyed Mary’s predictions of World War II, the rise of Russian communism and the urgent need for the faithful to pray the Rosary. The statue of Our Lady of Fatima was created and sent

on a teaching mission to spread word around the world about Mary’s messages to Sister Lucia and her cousins. Carl Malburg, custodian/director of the statue for the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue Foundation Inc., said he’s been traveling around the world with the statue since 1993. He said since its creation in 1947, the statue has traveled continuously, visiting more than 100 countries and spreading the message of hope – the “peace plan from heaven” – to millions of people. On more than 30 occasions the statue is reported to have shed tears. “People are always asking me about miracles,” Malburg said. “We know God does make miracles happen from time to time, and as this statue travels around God hears a lot of prayers.” He said the Cincinnati Archdiocese invited the

foundation to bring Our Lady of Fatima on a tour throughout the area. He said the statue hasn’t been on display on the West Side for several years. On each stop of the tour, he said there’s a constant flow of people who stop throughout the day to see the statue. Malburg said he loves his job and the mission of the foundation is fulfilling. “We get to work with




Winter festival

The Performing Arts Troupe at St. John the Baptist School in Colerain Township will present “The Hobbit” at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19. Based on the book by J. R. R. Tolkien as dramatized by Patricia Gray, the play will feature sixth-, seventh- and eighthgrade students at the school, at 5375 Dry Ridge Road. Tickets are $5; $2 for children, and may be purchased at the door. For more information, call 513-385-7970.


The Archdiocese of Cincinnati and the Knights of Malta recognized extraordinary caregivers on Nov. 7 with a special Mass at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral downtown. The honorees included: • Nancy Moran, director of Quality & Case Management, and volunteer Sally Holthaus of Mercy Hospital Mount Airy. • Brian Polking, Food and

Green Township will present its annual Family Winterfest from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at the Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road. The event will feature live reindeer, photos with Santa, story time with Mrs. Claus, strolling carolers, hot chocolate and cider, popcorn and cookies, letters to Santa, activities for children and train displays. All food and activities are free. The major sponsor is First Financial Bank. Green Township Trustees invited children up to age 12 to participate in the festivities. A shuttle bus will be available beginning at 5:45 p.m. at the Green Township Administration Building, 6303 Harrison Ave.

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The Coleraine Historical Society meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, at the Colerain Township Senior and Community Center. The guest speaker will be David Martin, from Watson Sand and Gravel. Topic is “Glaciers to Gravel.”

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always been about love.” The statue also visited Elder High School and Holy Family School in Price Hill, and St. Bernard parish in Taylor’s Creek. It will be at St. William Church in Price Hill from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18; and St. Antoninus Church in Green Township from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19. For more about your community, visit


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saints every day,” he said. “I love to see people put God first in their lives and recognize the importance of religion and the messages like those of our Blessed Mother.” Reece said she’s seen the statue four times, and tries not to miss an opportunity to see it. “I’ve seen it before, but it’s still gorgeous,” she said. “To me it represents love and peace from our Blessed Mother. Her messages have


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Mack Fire grants department’s wish with new gear By Kurt Backscheider

fulfilling the department’s 2010 Wish List. “They purchase equipment for us every year and we call it our annual wish list,” said Green Township Fire & EMS Chief Douglas Witsken. “Mack Fire Inc. does a lot of good for the township and the fire department.” The nonprofit group is an

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outgrowth of the Mack Volunteer Fire Department, which provided the township with fire protection and emergency medical services from 1944 to 1983. When the township took over control of the fire department in 1983, Mack Fire Inc. was formed as an organization to support the fire department. Mike Pursifull, president of Mack Fire Inc., said each year the group conducts a fundraiser and uses the proceeds to purchase equipment for the township fire department. “We have an annual fundraiser in which we send raffle tickets out to all the residents of Green Township,” he said. “We send the tickets out in April for the raffle drawing in May.” Pursifull said the group generally awards a $6,500 prize to the raffle winner, and the remainder of the money goes toward the wish list. “This year we had a good success,” he said. “We


Mike Weissmann, a firefighter with the Green Township Department of Fire & EMS, tries on one of the department’s ice rescue suits. Mack Fire Inc. purchased the suit for the department in 2009 with proceeds from its annual raffle. This year’s raffle allowed Mack Fire Inc. to once again donate $14,000 worth of equipment to the department. raised the same amount of money as last year.” Witsken said this year’s wish list items include two pulse oximeter instruments, which measure the oxygen level in a person’s blood. He said they also have the capability of measuring carbon monoxide in a person’s blood.

“This is something we’ve been working on for several years with Mack Fire Inc., and this year they bought the fourth and fifth of these for us so that all five of our paramedic ambulances are now equipped with this device,” he said. “It’s a pretty big step for us to get those throughout

our ambulance fleet.” Witsken said the group also purchased several carbon monoxide detectors that clip to the medical bags paramedics and emergency medical technicians carry, allowing them to quickly determine whether carbon monoxide is the cause of an illness when they enter a patient’s home. He said this year’s wish list items also include kits of firefighter rehabilitation equipment used at fire scenes to help firefighters recover from the stress their bodies are under before going back into a fire. “All of this equipment totals approximately $14,000 this year,” he said. “It’s very generous and we very much appreciate it.” Green Township Trustee Chairman David Linnenberg said the board is thankful for the donation from Mack Fire Inc. each year. “These are items we probably wouldn’t be able to purchase if it weren’t for their generosity,” he said.

Colerain seeks zoning boards candidates By Jennie Key

When they meet

Colerain Township is looking for a few good residents to site on community boards. The Colerain Township Board of Trustees will appoint new members to the Colerain Township Zoning Commission and the Colerain Township Board of Zoning Appeals due to expiring terms this year. The members of these boards are residents and business people from the

The Colerain Township Zoning Commission meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Colerain Township Trustees Chamber, 4200 Springdale Road. The Colerain Township Board of Zoning Appeals meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Colerain Township Trustees Chamber, 4200 Springdale Road. For information about the boards and Colerain Township zoning, visit the township’s website at community. The zoning commission is a five-member board whose members are Colerain Township residents. Board members are appointed by the trustees and serve

five-year terms with the term of one member expiring each year. The commission is responsible for reviewing amendments to the zoning resolution and zoning map and also

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reviews zoning changes and development plans, and makes recommendations to the township trustees. The board of zoning appeals has five members and serve 5-year terms with the term of one member expiring each year. The BZA considers conditional uses, compatible nonconforming uses and hears requests for variances from the terms of the zoning resolution. Colerain Township Zoning Inspector Susan Roschke said there are no special requirements other than the residency requirement to sit on the board but she would like to see more women apply for seats on the board. “I think it helps to a variety of perspectives on the boards,” she said. “Ultimately, though, it’s the trustees who decide who will sit on these boards.” If interested, send a letter and resume by Tuesday, Nov. 30, to: Colerain Township Board of Trustees, 4200 Springdale Road Cincinnati, OH 45251. Mark the letter to the attention of the planning and zoning department.

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Pete Rose will be the guest speaker at the 27th edition of the La Salle Sports Stag. The Stag is planned for Wednesday, Jan, 26, in the La Salle High School gymnasium, 3091 North Bend Road. VIP Tickets are $175 and include an autographed Pete Rose baseball, a VIP reception, hors d’ oeuvres, dinner and drinks. General admission tickets are $50 until Friday, Dec. 3. Any general admission tickets remaining after Dec. 3 will be $75. Proceeds from this event benefit a variety of needs of the school. For details, call 7412687 or visit the school’s website at for further details.


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Taylor student keeps her cool in a crisis Fifth-grader helps mom in medical emergency

Gannett News Service At age 10, Azjohnae Glover has mastered a skill that many adults never learn: How to remain calm in a crisis. The fifth-grade student at Taylor Elementary in the Northwest Local School District showed that composure when her mother, Tokola Chenault, collapsed at home on Aug. 18. Rather than panic, Azjohnae kept her cool as she dialed 911

and told the dispatcher that her mother was unconscious, providing her full address and phone number. She then met the EMS team at the door and gave them her mother’s ID and medications. She even called her grandmother to come and look after her and her brother, Johnathan, 8. For her actions, the Colerain Township Fire Department presented her with the Life Saving Award during a surprise all-school assembly on Oct. 20. “We thought it was a great idea to recognize her for remaining calm when most people wouldn’t,” said Colerain Township Paramedic Dan Angst, who was on the

Aug. 18 run. “For a child to go through that ordeal and be as calm as she was was extraordinary.” Colerain Township Fire Chief Bruce Smith addressed the assembled students. “It’s important to remain calm during an emergency,” he reminded them. Chenault, 32, who was taken to Mercy Mount Airy and is doing just fine, was in attendance for the assembly. She said she’s glad her daughter heeded her instructions about what to do in a crisis. “I’m very proud of her,” said Chenault. For more about your community, visit


From left, Tokola Chenault with her daughter Azjohnae Glover, 10, and grandmother Tina Glover with Colerain Fire Chief Bruce Smith who presented the Taylor Elementary with the State of Ohio Life Saving Award during a surprise presentation with all the students and staff at her school.

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McAuley High School is celebrating its 50th anniversary all year and efforts are continually made to reach out to the Sisters of Mercy to thank them for sponsoring McAuley and invite them to visit any time. A large group of Sisters lives next door to the high school at the McAuley Convent. Gloria Frost’s creative cooking class recently picked apples from a tree on the convent property, then made apple pies from scratch and delivered them to the convent, where they were the featured dessert that evening. Pictured from front left are Alysa Grant, ‘11, Megan Paul, ‘12, and Taylor Baston, ‘13; second row, Brianne Mullenger, ‘12; Mercy Sisters Virginia Graf, Mary Amadeus Richter and Mary Timothea O‘Neill, Cara Vordenberge, ‘12, and Sami Newcomer, ‘13.

HONOR ROLLS McAuley High School

The following students earned honors for the first quarter of the 2010-2011 school year.


First honors: Bradie Anderson, Abigail Ball, Emily Benintendi, Jessica Bloemer, Sydney Brown, Shannon Bubenhofer, Kerrie Dailey, Gabrielle Dangel, Kaitlin Delape, Annalise Eckhoff, Candisse Fejer, Alyssa Fulks, Hannah Geckle, Olivia Justice, Rachel Koize, Cara Molulon, Julia Newsom, Heather Oberjohann, Elaine Parsons, Courtney Pomfrey, Holly Rack, Jillian Rapien, Anna Rentschler, Mariah Robinson, Lynn Schutte, Meghan Sontag, Ellen Steinmetz, Emma Webb, Madison Woodard and Amanda Ziegler. Second honors: Jessica Beal, Erin Belanger, Anna Buczkowski, Brianna Burck, Katelyn Burkhart, Taylor Buttelwerth, Caitlin Camardo, Kristen Clark, Amanda Cobb, Jessica Conway, Alexandra Cook, Danielle DiLonardo, Madeline Drexelius, Grace Folz, Megan Fulton, Taylor Gelhausen, Madyson Goist, Erin Harrington, Carly Hellmann, Annamarie Helpling, Monica Herrmann, Lindsey Kauffman, Margaret Keller, Emily Klensch, Clare Knecht, Madison Knecht, Emily Knollman, Mackenzie Koenig, Nicole Kuchenbuch, Elizabeth Kummer, Danielle Maraan, Michelle Maraan, Megan McGraw, Abigail Meeks, Holly Michel, Natalie Miranda, Gabrielle Mooney, Megan Mulvaney, Veronica Murray, Erin Nauman, Emma O’Connor, Leah Obert, Lauren Odioso, Kathryn Olding, Carrie Raterman, Alexandra Rauf, Laura Roberts, Margaret Roettker, Daniela Schulten, Stacy Smith, Rachel Spade, Carly Speed, Madeline Staubach, Ellie Thiemann, Keirstin Thompson, Mary Vosseberg and Hannah Wolterman.


First honors: Samantha Brock, Rebecca Davis, Megan Dollenmeyer, Amanda Dreyer, Mollie Effler, Christina Farwick, Marisa Grimes, Courtney Haverbusch, Grace Jacobsen, Celina Junker, Abbey Meister, Avery Menke, Kelly Neeb, Samantha Nissen, Rachael Oakley, Katherine Orth, Emily Paul, Holly Petrocelli, Carol Ratterman, Danielle Reynolds, Bridget Roden, Anna Rothan, Olivia Schaefer, Olivia Schmitt, Allison Schuler, Annie Schulz, Emily Schwartz, Brenna Silber, Kaitlyn Sterwerf, Sarah Stevens, Hannah Toberman, Claire Tonnis, Kelsey Voit, Cara Walden and Lauren Wilke. Second honors: Victoria Albert, Elyssa Anderson, Amber Bahrani, Taylor Baston, Alexis Bierbaum, Samantha Billinghurst, Whitney

Bishop, Taylor Bove, Katherine Branscum, Elizabeth Bren, Olivia Browning, Jessica Bushman, Kiaritza Carballada, Mary-Kathleen Carraher, Abigail Chaulk, Allison Cimino, Olivia Conley, Madeline Crase, Elizabeth Crocker, Elizabeth Davish, Desiree Dick, Diane Dole, Abigail Doyle, Margaret Egbers, Jamie Ertel, Allysa Fago, Jessica Finnen, Brittany Fishburn, Savannah Frank, Caitlin Ginn, Elizabeth Giuliano, Meghan Goldick, Katherine Guban, Samantha Hayes, Molly Hennard, Amanda Herbert, Leah Houchens, Kayla Howard, Jena Huber, Jamaya Johnson, Sydney Jung, Miranda Kelsey, Morgan Kneip, Stephanie Kyle, Elizabeth Lawson, Elisa Manning, Hannah Marovich, Caitlin Martin, Jordann McNamara, Kayla Meiners, Courtney Merritt, Emily Meyer, Allison Moning, Katelyn Muench, Jamie Mushrush, Olivia Otting, Amie Overberg, Judith Pearce, Rachel Pierani, Taylor Pifher, Katelyn Richter, Danielle Riegler, Paige Rinear, Christine Ruhe, Rachel Rumpke, Allison Sansone, Amanda Schrand, Jessica Schulte, Emily Schute, Brittney Sheldon, Rebecca Slageter, Abigail Smith, Jaime Spears, Gabby Stepaniak, Megan Suer, Andrea Trach, Elizabeth Witzgall and Megan Zelasko.


First honors: Stephanie Ambach, Katarina Anhofer, Emily Bates, Cayla Brakers, T. Mackenzie Bryant, Stephanie Dailey, Nicole Emig, Kelsey Gibboney, Erin Hennard, Kelsey Heusmann, Paige Kranbuhl, Sara Krueger, Cassandra Lindeman, Rachel Lusheck, Kayla Morton, Shannon O’Connell, Kelly O’Shaughnessy, Kayla Orso, Abby Osborne, Danielle Pfeifer, Sarah Pierce, Samantha Rack, Brooke Sabatelli, Leah Schmidt, Abigail Thiemann, Cara Vordenberge, Erika Wagner and Sarah Workman. Second honors: Kristin Alverson, Julie Arnold, Samantha Ballway, Jessica Beiersdorfer, Gabrielle Bolin, Emily Brandt, Megan Brenner, Jacqueline Brunner, Sarah Buescher, Courtney Campbell, Rachel Clark, Kristen Conley, Alison Deitsch, Hailey Deyhle, Haley Donovan, Jessica Ellert, Jenna Foppe, Abigail Forry, Megan Fox, Rachel Frank, Emily Goddard, Olivia Grieszmer, Cassondra Gutwein, Ellana Hagedorn, Lisa Hellkamp, Kaitlyn Holley, Jessica Homer, Leanna Icard, Olivia Jester, Jessica Kerr, Elizabeth Kibler, Kristen Kluener, Abigail Krabacher, Christine Kristof, Sarah Kuhn, Emily Lewinski, Kira Liggins, Sara Masur, Allison Miller, Brianne Mullenger, Meghan Nauman, Alexis Obach, Clarissa Otis, Megan Paul, Bailey Pearce, Laney Pierani, Molly Pierani, Haley Poli, Julie

Prendergast, Amber Raterman, Samantha Reid, Danielle Ripperger, Emilee Rumke, Joey Sabelhaus, Cassidy Sanders, Melissa Scherpenberg, Danielle Seiter, Alaina Silber, Madelynn Sillies, Jessica Skitt, Katie Solzsmon, Sidney Stacy, Marie Stevenot, Jenna Taylor, Arielle Torbeck, Karlie Torok, Cara Unger, Johannah Ungruhe, Malia Wenning, Rebekah West, Megan Williams, Marianna Wolf, Hannah Zapf and Dorsey Ziller.


First honors: Nicole Ashcraft, Erin Bergmann, Jayme Bittner, Meredith Bodkin, Alexa Bolin, Allison Bollin, Cassandra Brakers, Elizabeth Brock, Mary Broering, Kerry Caddell, Stephanie Clemons, Christine Conway, El-Asa Crawford, Bridget Crowley, Lindsey Decher, Elizabeth Doyle, Mary Findley, Susan Findley, Kathryn Flanigan, Colleen Flynn, Elise Hargis, Nicole Helmers, Sarah Herman, Anna Herrmann, Emily Jester, Justine Junker, Megan Kaake, Brittani Kohls, Melissa Kolb, Maria Lupp, Chelsey Maag, Sarah Maraan, Elizabeth Morris, Molly Murrison, Kelley Namaky, Amanda Rapien, Laura Rothan, Lauren Schneider, Rebecca Stock, Tayler Thress, Julia Timme and Emily York. Second honors: Kelli Baum, Jordan Beal, Jennifer Beck, Erin Bepler, Lydia Black, Emily Blessing, Emily Branscum, Danielle Browning, Jennifer Burgoyne, Sarah Bushman, Kimberly Calder, Chloe Caldwell, Delaney Campbell, Abigail Ceddia, Nina Clark, Anna Denuzio, Brianna Doxsey, Abigail Engel, Alyssa Finke, Nina Frondorf, Kathryn Geckle, Morgan Gelhausen, Kaitlyn Gerrety, Katherine Giglio, Rebecca Giuliano, Nora Goetzman, Allison Gold, Aimee Green, Sarah Haverkos, Andrea Heckle, Megan Heckmann, Malia Hess, Grace Hoesl, Erin Hoskins, Krista Issler, Myesha Jewell, Ashley Johns, Lauren Jones, Emily Kacner, Samantha Kent, Katlyn Klare, Jamie Kolb, Leslie Lohbeck, Elizabeth Loxterkamp, Hilary Massengale, Jordan McSayles, Samantha Morrissey, Catherine Murray, Ashley Musick, Shawn O’Brien, Samantha O’Hara, Carley Powell, Kaitlyn Powers, Melissa Quinlan, Amanda Rauf, Alysha Reed, Kelly Rogers, Rachel Romer, Madison Sabatelli, Allison Sander, Laura Schamer, Michelle Schmidt, Samantha Schooler, Kaitlyn Schwettmann, Kristen Seminara, Nicole Sifri, Megan Sparks, Claire Speirs, Morgan Tenkman, Lindsey Totten, Lindsey Trischler, Ellen Verkley, Kaylyn Von Korff, Mallory Waters, Brooke Weber, Katherine Wernke, Kayla Wilmes, Kathryn Yoder, Rachel Young, Sara Zech and Alexandra Zimmer.

With a tough economy and more residents needing a helping hand than ever before, Mount Healthy City Schools is getting an early jump on the holiday season. The district, along with the city of Mount Healthy, began collecting toys and food for its annual Sharing Tree event. The Sharing Tree distributes these goods to needy families in the Mount Healthy City School District just before the winter holiday break in December. All school buildings in the district participate in the donation process. Individual classrooms adopt a family or a child from a list

of those in need and begin to stockpile the goods for the December distribution day. This year's distribution will be Dec. 21. Last year, the program helped more than 130 residents. This year, the group expects a greater need. For those interested in adopting a child, family or making a toy, food or cash donation, contact Karen Berg at 728-4448. The deadline to donate is Dec. 9. This year marks the 20th year the city and the district have partnered to make the holidays brighter for families in need in the Mount Healthy community.

SCHOOL NOTES McAuley High School

Alumna and employee Patty Davis Thomas, ‘77, is raising awareness of pancreatic cancer in November, which is National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Thomas is distributing purple ribbons, the symbol of pancreatic cancer awareness, to students in study hall and has posted purple signs throughout the school to raise awareness of the disease. She also is wearing purple clothing every day in November. Some students have even made donations, which Thomas will forward to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, a national organization for support, research and funding to find a cure for pancreatic cancer. McAuley’s library donated its overdue book fines for the first week of November to PANCAN as well. Thomas is the study hall proctor and a member of the support staff. Her sister, Maureen Davis Reis, ‘69, is a five-year survivor of pancreatic cancer. Only 5 percent of patients with pancreatic cancer live more than one year past diagnosis.

Mount Notre Dame High School

Freshmen have a new tool to use this year. Mount Notre Dame’s integration of a oneto-one Tablet PC Program earlier this year has opened up new opportunities for both teachers and students. White Oak resident Karen Day, dean of academics and algebra teacher, recently gave a test to students. To help them prepare, she decided to host a study session but was finding it difficult to schedule a time that was convenient for a majority of her students. Clubs and sports are held right after school, and students’ study hall and lunch times all varied. The time that seemed to work best for everyone was after 8 p.m., so Day decided that she would make “house calls.” Day was able to offer an interactive study session through the students’ Tablet PCs. Students could log in to her live review session, complete practice problems, ask questions and receive immediate feedback – all from the comfort of their homes. Day offered show-your-work problems, polls and charts, and was able to chat live about mathematics throughout the entire experience.

St. James School

During October, St. James School participated in a Pennies for Pink collection for breast cancer awareness month. Students were asked to donate spare change throughout the month in exchange to wear pink socks on a special Friday. They collected $4,353 for The Pink Ribbon Girls, a local non-profit organization. • Through the efforts of staff members Doug Behr, Steffenie Brueneman, Jane Schrott and Melissa Weingartner, and Kathy Koenig, a St. James parent and science professor, St. James School has received $8,061.60 STEM Innovation Grant from the Southwest Ohio STEM Education Hub. The grant dovetails with existing efforts to focus on improved education in relation to science, technology, engineering and math. It will provide all teachers and relevant staff members with professional development, including teachers working collaboratively on the development and implementation of at least three activities each for fourth through eighth grades. The grant will allow the purchase of probeware for real-time data collection and Flip video cameras for digital backpacks, along with other materials so students can get involved in extended research experiments during their science classes.

Struble Elementary

Third-graders recently visited the Hefner Zoology Museum at Miami University. Teacher Tracy Johnson attended a class at the museum last summer that taught students how to use the facility to meet the Ohio Science Content Standards. The museum has many interactive displays that fit closely with third-grade science standards and brought the students’ science lessons to life. First, students and teachers visited the Imaginarium in Upham Hall, where the students actively participated in an inquiry-based lesson about animals. That was followed by a scavenger hunt throughout the museum that required students to look for examples of animals’ form and function that allow them to survive in the wild. The final stop was the Limper Geology Museum, where they explored rocks and minerals that will be a part of their upcoming Earth and space science unit.


Deanna Owens and Meghan Meyer have graduated from Ohio University. Both women earned bachelor of arts degrees in psychology.


Mount Airy resident Michael Stallworth has received a $1,000 Great Oaks Foundation

Scholarship. Stallworth is a recent graduate of the Great Oaks Gateway to Success Program, designed for young adults who didn't complete high school. The program offers a chance for students to earn a diploma from their home high school while attending classes in a college environment. Stallworth attended Gateway to Success at the Cincinnati State Technical & Community campus.


Northwest Press


November 17, 2010

Colerain Key Club raises homelessness awareness Homecoming took on a deeper meaning this year with Colerain High School’s Key Club and their efforts to support the homeless with Homeless to Homecoming Week. The week began on Sunday when 10 students, chaperoned by teachers Tammy Bundy, who is Key Club advisor, and Jamie Reindl, met at school to set up their Shantytown. During the Shantytown, students (and teachers) set up

cardboard boxes that would be their shelter for the night. Students listened to a speaker from the Homeless Coalition as well as a testimonial from a young lady who recently experienced homelessness herself. Following the speakers, each participant was given $1.10 (the average allotment per person, per meal on food stamps). The students walked to Wal-Mart to see what they could afford for their dinner.

dents participating in a bake sale and homeless awareness bracelet sale to benefit the Homeless Coalition. On Thursday, 20 Key Club members participated in a Cardboard Brigade, where facts about the homeless were presented on the leftover cardboard for the entire student body to see upon leaving school. Later, the signs were hung on the fence of the stadium for everyone to see during the homecoming football game.

Upon returning to school, they built a fire and ate their meals. The rest of the evening consisted of discussions centered around the issue of homelessness and a candlelight vigil for those who died homeless during the last year. The night ended with an attempt at sleeping in the boxes. The students and teachers reported for school the next day. The rest of Homeless to Homecoming Week had stu-


Pictured are Key Club members, from left, Rhianna Wessels, Autumn Zillig, Chynna Smith, Tyler Bellman (kneeling), Molly Hart, Kayla Fanning, Braylin Linson, Jenna Lilly and Reena Underiner.

HONOR ROLLS Northwest High School

3.9-3.5 grade-point average

Jita Abhakara, Colton Agin, Erica Allen, Marisa Allinder, Jessica Baker, Aaryn Barnes, Myasha Bartel, Erin Bates, Alexis Bayer, Anthony Bernhardt, Shawn Bertsch, Tanner Blankenhagen, Amanda Brandenburg, Jacquin Britton, Brittany Bruce, Kayla Bryant, Stephen Burbage, Renee Burkhart, Lexi Campbell, Jennifer Carmack, Christopher Carroll, Brian Caudill, Brennan Cooper, Sarah Cox, Austin Cramer, Jordan Crawford, Genevieve Davis, Aleema Dawson, Danielle Day, Rebecca Dean, Bradley DeBildt, Bethany Dunn, Tyler Dunn, Amy Eckstein, Elizabeth Eggelmeyer, Nexxus Evans, Tyler Faucett, Travis Faucett, Mackenzie Fields, Megan Foley, Kyle Foley, Alexis Ford, Jessica Gadberry, Thomas Gaines, Sara Garrett, Johnathan Garrison, Jack Giblin, Samantha Griffith, Casey Hintz, Jordan Hiser, Tyler Hoehn, Cameron Horne, Jessica Huber, Rachel Huestis, Amonte Jackson, Timothy Jergens, Tamara Johnson, Andrew Jones, Nathanael Jones, Jeylend Kitchen, Annie Kitchen, Alex Klei, Sidney Kluener, Samantha Kluener, Chelsea Lawrence, Ashley Lay, Cassandra Lynn, Chelsea May, Miriah McDonald, Kenneth Merchant Jr., Barbara Metzner, De Tonio Mewborn, Kayla Meyer, Ian Millard, Joshua Miller, Nolan Miller, Fox Moeller, Tatyana Montgomery, Ashley Moore, Hannah Mossman, Cameron Mueller, Wesley Mueller, Anthony Muir, Adetokunbo Okunoye, Benjamin Orme, Samantha Paluga, Justin Parker, Brittany Parrish Beasley, Alexandria Patterson, Rose Phillippo, Francesca Phillis, Teonna Quarles, Ana-Mahliya Race, Lyndsey Race,

The following students have earned honors for the first quarter of the 2010-2011 school year.

4.0 grade-point average



Colerain Marching Band drum majors with the Superior Rating plaque earned by the band at the Ohio Music Education Association state finals at Dublin Coffman High School in suburban Columbus on November 5. From left are: Donald Hester, Taylor Sturgill and Austin Conn.

Erika Agin, Eder Aguilar, Taylor Aho, Jayme Ahr, Richard Allphin, Kelly Ashcraft, Ashley Baker, Michael Baldwin Jr., Erica Beimesche, Destiny Bishop, Damarko Bourrage, Jermaine Brown Jr., Alexander Paul Bungabong, Timothy Campbell, Amber Cavallaro, Brandi Clark, James Cousett, Jacob Dalhover, Selina Davis, Brooke Davis, Sarah Dixon, Steven Dixon, Meagan Dunn, David Farthing, John Fields, Michelle Gingras, Madeline Girts, Jasmine Gooch, Joshua Gray, Desiree Green, Alexandra Hanna, Jacob Hapner, Tessie Havig, Wesley Hawkins, Carey Henderson III, Emily Hogeback, Kamilah Howard, DeVonte Hunter, Amanda Huy, Ryan Huy, Aundrea Ipox Johnson, Elizabeth Jergens, Jacob Kellerman, Michael Kinderman, Kimberly Koehlke, Dorian Lackey, Keona Lowe, Amanda Ludwig, Mackenzie Luensman, Damien Marques, Sarah Mayer, Thomas Mayer, Matthew Mayfield, Julie Metzner, Kayla Miller, Khanhhien Nguyen, Nhat Long Phan, Khanh Vy Phan, Cimarra Pierman, Derrick Purvis, Jasmine Reid, Trevion Rice, Alexandra Roelofs, Dawn Schoonover, Amanda Sheely, Devin Shook, Ciera Smith Mayes, Christina Sorentino, Jeremy Spohr, Zackary Stamper, Derrick Steiber, Kelsey Swafford, Markease Van Hook, Kelly Wilhite and Kiara Wilkins.


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Aimee Radabaugh, Megan Reed, Courtney Richards, Robert Rider, Carmanta Ridley, Kayla Rogers, Andrew Rowland, Derek Sanders, Andrew Schuler, Nicole Sellers, Tia Shelton, Tierra Shelton, Bethany Shepherd, Donald Singhoff III, Brittany Smith, Kealohapau ole Snelling, Tristan Snow, Ashley Steiner, Jimmy Strunk, Raven Sweat, Paul Sweeney, Devin Thomas, Kimberly Tran, Nhi Trinh, Joey Va, Jessica Va, Miranda Valletti, Jeremy Walden, Ciara Walker, Vincent Wellbrock, Cory Wendling, Kelly Weyler, Amani Williams, Tiera Williams, Austin Williams, Alysha Wilson, Brianna Woods, Trinity Woods, Johnathan Yancy and Kevin Zaragoza.

3.4-3.1 grade-point average

Mecca Abdul-Aziz, Lewis Agin, Joanna Aguilar, Steven Amato Jr., Donielle Anderson, Kaitlin Arents, Wasim Azad, Alexander Balash, Katelyn Barton, Meagan Baxley, Alex Bergquist, Jonathan Bouie, Jacques Bridges, Aaryn Brown, Marcus Cannady Jr., Antenajia Carter, Keonte Chambers, Taylor Cherry, Sterling Clark, Heather Clark, Adrian Clark, Armon Clark, Adam Clenney, Rashad Cobbins, Devon Coleman, Alexus Coleman, Joshua Cook, Cory Cook, Ahlexus Cooper, Caitlin Cooper, DeVaughn Crawford, Alexandra Curd, Ameer Daniels, Brandon Davenport, Alyssa Davis, Ashley Dawson, John Deininger, Sierra Dennis, Christopher Douglas, David Eberhard, Brandon Emerson, Cortney Evans, Jessica Fiorini Hemmerly, DaQuan Fletcher, Carlos Flowers, Sydney Floyd, Matthew Gaines, Kelsi Garibay, Jacob Garrison, Lindsey Gehlenborg, Hunter Giblin, Sabrina Goodman, Kyle Groene, William Gustafson, Ra Mar Hairston, Joshua Hamester, Andrew Harmon, Briana Hayes, Javaril Hayes II, Katlynn Henn, Nathan Hensley, Lauren Hensley, Daniel Hentz, Ashley Heyne, Rachelle Higgins, Abbigail Hines, Nicole Holler, Richard Holtkamp, Devonte Horsley, Savannah Huegel, Jamilla Huff, Lindsey Huffman, Kelsie

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3.0 grade-point average

Paige Anderson, Jessica Boehl, Kristen Bridges, Davon Burnett, William Coleman, Lauren Cotten, De’Sean Daniels, Kassidy Dorsel, Samantha Eddy, Thomas Estes, N Fath, Joy Favors, Jordan Flemming, Joshua Garrett, Ashley Gwinner, Jasmine Hartzell, Stephanie Herndon, Ashleigh Hobson, Timothy Hudson, Rebecca Hunt, Darius Johnson, Steven Johnson, Alexis Johnson, Marqueta Jones, Kyle Kostoff, Ashley Kweinavah, Anna McClain, Kayla McDonald, Lauren McElroy, Elisha Miller, Austin Miller, James Mills III, Joseph Morano, Alexander Obermeyer, Molly Paluga, Alexis Patterson, Brandi Penny, Robert Pittman, Danielle Reed, Siera Rivera, Nefertiti Robinson, Kaitlyn Rothert, Dion Schierloh, Curtis Shaw Jr., Kachera Simpson, Jonathan Siragusa, Jason Steele, Johnathan Steele, Anthony Steele, Katlynn Stevenson, Brian Strickland, Bryan Taylor, Kaela Thomas, Scott Thomas, Amber Turnbow, Jerry Ulm III and Madeline Williams.

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November 17, 2010

Northwest Press


Health expo

McAuley High School science teacher Cindy Werner and Women In Medicine coordinator Shirley Frey recently accompanied more than 50 students to the Health Careers Expo at Xavier University. Representatives from university programs, hospitals and other health-related companies were available to explain what they do and what students need to be successful in the 21st century. Pictured at the expo are seniors, from left, Rachel Young, Melissa Quinlan, Hayley Sunderhaus and Nicole Sifri.

HONOR ROLLS The following students were named to the Circle of Excellence for the first quarter of the 2010-2011 school year.

Fourth grade

Meghan Altimari, Gabriella Baarlaer, Lee Bronstrop, Brendan Burck, Alexzander Burger, Ashley Bushman, Eva Caudill, Olivia Coughlin, Anne Deters, Isabelle Dorr, Emily Etris, Katelyn Freese, Samuel Glines, Jacqueline Hamburg, Anna Hergenrother, Susan Hudepohl, Joseph Humbert, Leah Jungkunz, Cameron Kiley, Carson Kiley, Jackson Klosterman, Grace Kreider, Kodyn Lambert, Martha Lehmann, Benjamin Lowry, Isabel Lynch, Grace Maffey, Katie Martini, Hailey McAdoo, Amanda Meehan, Casey Meiners, Peyton Meyer, Gabrielle Mouch, Brigid Murphy, Andrew Neyer, Jenna Oliverio, Hannah Pierani, Gena Porotsky, Natalie Rauf, Adam Reynolds, Carly Ritter, Jacob Rodriguez, Alise Schindler, Amanda Schweder, Emily Sexton, Kevin Smith, Rorie Smith, Paige Sweitzer, Lauren Taylor, Sophia Ventura and Cara Wagner.

Blake, Rachel Budke, Alex Busker, Caitlin Buttry, Inessa Chandra, Megan Chapman, Charlie Collins, Brandon Copenhaver, Malina Creighton, Kelsey Day, Mary Dickman, Guido Discepoli, Aidan Fries, Kristen Gandenberger, Ben Glines, Kayla Hartley, Morgan Hennard, Quintin Herbert, Andy Kah, Megan Kerth, John Klare, Maria Koenig, Jenny Kristof, Brian Lambert, Sydney Lambert, Michael Lustenberger, Maggie Mahoney, Olivia Masuck, Zach Miller, Gregory

Miller, Jordan Moellman, Nathan Mouch, Cory Parks, Johnny Popken, Karlee Proctor, Megan Quattrone, Alex Rack, Erin Reilly, Katherine Rodriguez, Tom Roth, Hannah Schibi, Andrew Schmidt, Steven Schroeck, Zach Smith, Mallory Telles, Eric Thiemann, Stephen Tonnis, Nick Urbaetis, Annie Vehr, Erika Ventura, Jessica Ventura, Abby Weber, Ben York and Phillip Zulli.

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Fifth grade

Kelli Anderson, Kyle Archdeacon, Jordan Atherine, Bryan Barry, Austin Blake, Evan Bleh, Emma Brunst, Eric Bubenhofer, Grace Clark, Lily Clark, Natalie Coughlin, Clayton Dangel, Maria Deitschel, Andrew Draginoff, Mark Eglseder, Kristin Elchynski, Lauren Finley, Erica Fries, Megan Grafe, Josie Graff, Sophia Griffiths, Ashley Hartig, Sean Hergenrother, Ruth Hewald, Joshua Junker, Owen Kiley, Caroline Kinney, Alexander Klas, Josh Knapke, Alyssa Knizner, Andrew Koenig, Jodi Koenig, Michael Looby, Maxwell Mahoney, Michael Masuck, Ian McConnaughey, Meghan McCreary, Maxwell Meehan, Nathan Meiners, Griffin Merritt, Jonathan Miller, Zachary Nienaber, Patrick Olding, Sarah Parks, Leo Pierani, Alex Prinzbach, Kylie Rack, Kayla Reeder, Alyssa Reynolds, Elizabeth Riedel, Timmy Rinear, Madison Schmidt, Jared Schulze, Madison Stone, Charlie Tepe, Cole Tereck, Grace Tonnis, Jonah Wells, Anna Wood, Peyton York and Jordan Zulli.

Sixth grade

Brady Anderson, Miranda Bauer, Mary Beiter, Andrew Bushman, Jared Buttelwerth, Claudia Castelli, Katrina Chandra, Robert Clark, Libby Cohen, Grace Dorr, Lynsey Ficker, Layne Frederick, Sophia Hamilton, Scott Holiday, Bridgette Kahny, Justin Kahny, Nicole Kerth, Samuel Klare, Annie Klein, Jacob Knapke, Abigail Koenig, Carlee Lambert, Thomas Linnemann, Jenna Lustenberger, Emma Meiners, Nathan Moormann, Natalie Mouch, Madeline Munro, Kelly Murphy, Ellie Nieman, Alex Oberjohann, David Orth, Marisa Peters, Brent Porotsky, Katrina Raneses, Brady Reynolds, Olivia Ritter, Gabrielle Robbins, Annie Schindler, Zachary Schott, Thomas Schraivogel, Brennan Schrand, Dennis Schwierling, Rachel Seibert, Nathan Sharpe, Hannah Smith, Spenser Smith, Lindsey Soto, Joseph Stacy, Caroline Steinmetz, Lucille Torbeck, Hannah Wagner, Hayden Wood and Isabel York.

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Eighth grade

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Northwest Press


November 17, 2010

Firefighters battle blaze at Grippo’s By Jennie Key

If a potato fryer is ruined, damages will climb several hundred thousand dollars.

A fire at Grippo's potato chips headquarters on Colerain Avenue Nov. 9 could shut down the company’s potato chip-making operations for a while, according to the Colerain Township Fire Department. Firefighters were called to the Grippo’s Potato Chip Company headquarters, 6750 Colerain Ave. Nov. 9, after a fire stopped production and forced the workers

to flee the building. Firefighters said the call came in at about 9:19 p.m. Tuesday night. Colerain Township Fire Capt. Steve Conn said grease build-up on the main potato fryer caused the fire in the building where the company’s regular and barbecue flavor

potato chips are made. Firefighters from Colerain Township were joined by crews from Green Township, Springfield Township and Cheviot. Alisa Cameron, an 11year employee with Grippo, said the blaze started as a grease fire in a potato fryer. Employees tried to put it out, but it blazed up a vent, triggering the sprinkler system. Cameron said all employees exited quickly and without incident. Firefighters said there


were flames coming out of a vent stack on the roof when they pulled up at the scene, but one firefighter said most of the damage appeared to be smoke related. Colerain Avenue south of Banning Road and Lapland Drive was shut down for more than an hour. Trucker Shawn Donarski, home-based in New Mexico, said he was asleep in his rig at the rear of the warehouse when he was awakened by the flashing red lights of the fire trucks. “I have a delivery here in the morning,” he said. “Now , I don’t know what will happen.” Conn said so far, damages are estimated at $20,000. If the fryer is ruined, damages will climb several hundred thousand dollars, he said, and there could be a shortage on store shelves of the popular potato chips. Grippo’s other products,


Colerain Township firefighters battled a fire at the Grippo Potato Chip Co. at 6750 Colerain Ave. Nov. 9. such as pretzels, are manufactured and shipped in from elsewhere, so the potato chips appear to be the only product impacted by the blaze, Conn added. “We told the owner last night maybe he should

introduce a smoky barbecue chip,” Conn joked. “He just laughed.” Gannett News Service contributed to this report. For more about your community, visit Cincinnati. com/coleraintownship.

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Ohio House Republicans, who picked up at least 12 seats and regained a majority in last week’s election, picked its leaders for the 129th session of the General Assembly Nov. 10. At a closed-door caucus at the Statehouse, Minority Leader William Batchelder of Medina was picked as the next House Speaker. Batchelder has served 35 years in the state legislature.

State Rep. Louis Blessing Jr. of Colerain Township, currently assistant minority leader, will Blessing become the second-ranked House leader as “speaker pro tempore.” Blessing was first elected to the legislature in 1982. Legislative leaders will be officially voted in by their political caucuses on

Jan. 3 after their swearingin ceremonies in the Ohio House and Senate chambers. Batchelder will be sworn in by his wife, Alice, who is a federal appeals court judge in Cincinnati. In the Ohio Senate, Sen. Tom Niehaus, R-New Richmond, is expected to be picked as the next Senate President when Republicans caucus on Nov. 30. For more about your community, visit Cincinnati. com/coleraintownship.





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Police, citizens team up to give away bikes By Heidi Fallon


Springfield Township police Lt. Rick Bley, left, and Sgt. Scott Hughes prepare to deliver nearly 50 bikes to children in township neighborhoods. The bikes were fixed up by volunteers of the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association. said the bikes were given to the group from the police department.

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Church filling shoe boxes with toy and hope By Heidi Fallon

Instead of sneakers or sandals, children will be finding toys, treats and hope inside shoe boxes this Christmas. Daryl Davis, a deacon at the First Baptist Church of Mount Healthy, has been making it his personal mission to fill and ship shoe boxes to impoverished children since 1999. The Forest Park man and his wife, Janie, went from simply putting items in the boxes to being a shoe box collection relay center coordinator and area coordinator, respectively. “The shoe boxes bring hope and joy to children to have nothing,” Davis said. “A simple shoe box shows them people care.” The Operation Christmas Child shoe box project is sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse, a non-denominational evangelical ministry. The shoe boxes are disbursed in more than 100 countries to the delight of an estimated 1 million children. Davis’ congregation is one of 13 area drop-off relay centers. He and other volunteers will be amassing the shoe boxes during the national collection week Nov. 15-22. “People can stop by and pick up shoe boxes to fill or bring in their own boxes during that week,” Davis said. “I like to use plastic containers for my donations instead of shoe boxes. That way, the children and their

“He asked for our help so, instead of sitting in police storage and then being sold for scrap, a township child would really benefit.” Notices were put around the township for residents to call about getting one of the bikes. Police Department dispatchers took the calls and matched up requests with the available bikes. On Oct. 31, police Lt. Rick Bley and Sgt. Scott Hughes loaded up a trailer and delivered the bikes to children in Lexington Heights, Glencoe and Sevenhills neighborhoods. As the last bike was

loaded on the trailer, Eberhardt and Wintz started planning on filling up the space with canned food. “We’re starting our holiday food collection and needed the space where the bikes were,” Eberhardt said. The group will have collection boxes for canned food to be dropped off at the police station, 1130 Compton Road. For more information, call police at 729-1300.

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family have the plastic container to use for things like gathering water.” Gift suggestions include school supplies, toys, hygiene items, candy, Tshirts, socks and baseball caps. Davis said he and his wife became devoted to the project after their first year of stuffing their own shoe boxes to overflowing. “We developed a passion for this as time went on,” he said. “We’d like to be able to one day be there when the boxes are given out to the children. “It would be a wonderful thing go see.” While Davis hasn’t been overseas, his daughter has. “She was in Africa for a short time when she was in college. She met this little girl in this dusty village who had three chicken feet for her meal. “The little girl wanted to share one of those with my daughter. It’s that kind of desperation and despair we’re trying to alleviate, even for just a brief moment.” The shoe boxes also contain Christian literature with follow-up discipleship programs available. For more about your community, visit


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Nearly 50 youngsters are pedaling around their neighborhoods on bikes provided by the Springfield Township Police Department and its Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association. Charlie Eberhardt and Ed Luhn logged some three months of fixing up 48 bikes to give away to children in three township neighborhoods. “Some of them were in pretty rough shape and we spent one day a week working on them,” Eberhardt said. John Wintz, president of the alumni association,

mine the owners,” Wintz said. The group has been fixing up donated bikes and those retrieved at the township’s annual recycling day for years. “This is the first time we’ve given them away like this,” Eberhardt said. “Usually, we give them out through other agencies like orphanages and churches.” Wintz said the idea for this giveaway came from Police Chief David Heimpold. “This really is his baby,” Wintz said. “He told us there were so many kids who didn’t have a bike that could use one.



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Police chief addresses pedestrian safety

In light of the recent accident at the intersection of Kemper Road and Pippin Road involving two students being struck by a motorist driving on West Kemper Road, the Colerain Police Department wants to address the concerns of parents along with the safety of our students and motoring public. The National Transportation Safety Board and the National Highway Traffic Administration recommend that all traffic safety initiatives be designed to address the “Three E's” of traffic safety, which are Education, Engineering and Enforcement. Successful safety initiatives must incorporate the three components to address a lasting impact. The Colerain Police Department, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, the Colerain Township Road Department, and Hamilton County Engineers have been working to make this intersection safer for many years.


This important piece of the safety plan begins at home. As parents, we must speak with our children about keeping themselves safe when out of our care. Conversations about safety are a major piece of these conversations. In this instance, the traffic safety message should include a

basic understanding of crosswalks and traffic signals along with how our children can safely walk in areas with high traffic density. Police Chief The Colerain Daniel Meloy Police DepartCommunity ment contributed Press guest to the education relacolumnist component, tive to the intersection of West Kemper Road and Pippin Road through instruction from Lieutenant Angela Meyer, the Colerain Police Department Patrol Commander and many of your children's DARE officer. She spoke to students from Pleasant Run Middle School about obeying the traffic signals and exercising caution while walking to and from school. These conversations occurred both last year and early this school year.


In cooperation with the Colerain Township Road Department and the Colerain Township Trustees, the Hamilton County Engineers made several important changes to this intersection over the past twenty years to improve pedestrian and motorist safety.

Crosswalks, pedestrian signals and signs educating pedestrians about the location of crosswalks have been installed. In 2009, after a crash incident, a “No Turn on Red” sign was installed to enhance the safety at the intersection. The Colerain Police Department Traffic Safety Officer also conducts a traffic crash analysis twice a year as a means of identifying trends and causation factors for auto crashes. In another portion of Colerain Township, the township applied for and received a “Safe Routes to Schools” grant to fund the installation of sidewalks, with the intent to increase the safety of Colerain elementary and middle school students who walk to and from the schools.


A review of the most recent accident found that the two pedestrians were “at fault” in the accident. Failure to follow the direction from the pedestrian signal resulted in them being struck by the motorist. The accident caused the pedestrians to be injured. Whenever law enforcement is presented with a problem that is traffic safety related and violations are identified as a cause for the problem, a portion of the solution is enforcement.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

Do you think the new Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives will be more or less effective than the current House? Why or why not? “Both houses of Congress were controlled by Democrats during the last 2 years of the Bush Presidency and the first two years of the Obama Presidency. During that time we got the Wall Street collapse, the Bail outs, the “stimulus” and a recession. If the current Congress does nothing for the next 2 years that would be an improvement. The House is now a Republican majority while the Senate remains a Democratic majority. “My guess is Obama care will be dumped now or in 2012 when BOTH houses are Republican controlled along with the White House. Go Figure!” T.D.T. “I truly do not think that even though Republicans have achieved a majority in the House that this will give them power to do what they believe should be done. (For example, repealing the Obama-sponsored health care legislation.) “The reason is simple: the Senate still has a Democrat majority, and will most likely oppose the House; and Obama has more power than all 535 members of Congress in that he can veto any legislation that he doesn’t like. “If the House dares to propose outright repeal of the health-care law, and it should reach Obama’s desk, you can bet money that he’ll veto it. “Of course, this lack of conclusive power by the GOP will result in charges of incompetence by the Democrats when the next two years have elapsed, just as they blamed Bush for bad things that happened during his administration, even though he had to contend with a Democrat-controlled Congress.” Bill B.

Next question Do you plan to participate in “Black Friday” – the traditional start of the Christmas shopping season? 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. “The party of ‘No!’ becomes the party of ‘Huh?’ As the majority party of the House, they will now have to actually do something. “It will be interesting to see if they begin to address the important issues that they’ve been essentially ignoring for the past two years. “Wouldn’t it be a pleasant surprise to see some cooperation? Early signs indicate it may be so.” B.G. “This is an odd question because the current House of Representatives has been very effective as legislators. “They brought us ‘"stimulus,’ cash for clunkers, the home buyers credit, health-care reform, and they even passed cap-and-trade for carbon, although the Senate failed to pass it. “But all those laws have spent huge amounts of borrowed and printed money, while making our economy much worse than it was. So the new Republican House of Representatives needs to undue as much of the above that they can until a new Congress and president can finish the job in 2013. If they are successful they will be effective. “Also, there are many Democrats up for re-election in 2012 in the Senate, so they may be able to pass some laws with their help. I just hope and pray that the nation can hold things together until 2013.” T.H.

The Colerain Police Department and Hamilton County Sheriff's Office regularly patrols this area and the school zone surrounding Pleasant Run Middle School. Approximately 100 citations have been written by Colerain officers in the area around the school over the last two years. After the most recent accident, the traffic safety officer spent time observing students as they walked across the street at the Kemper Road and Pippin Road intersection. The officer, on Nov. 4 observed 16 students cross at the intersection. Of the 16 students, 10 crossed in accordance with the crosswalk signal. Five crossed against the signal and the other student crossed against the signal and ran in between traffic. None of the students, who crossed in violation, were issued citations. If this crash was caused by a driver running a red light or disregarding the crosswalk, our officers would observe and cite violators. In this last crash, pedestrians' violating the law was identified by Hamilton County Sheriff's Office “Traffic Safety” officers, as the cause of the accident. The police department has instructed officers to be vigilant for any infractions in this area, but especially pedestrian violations. Any pedestrians observed violat-


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LETTER TO THE EDITOR Response to Thompson

I have one word for Ann Thompson (“Points to ponder,” Nov. 10). Seriously? When you write and submit your “opinions,” do you truly think that they are based on reality? Do you not understand that “talking points” are a political tool used by both parties? No rational person would say that Democrats are not as guilty as Republicans when it comes to delivering talking points instead of real answers. Do you honestly believe

Democrats aren’t as guilty as Republicans for the current state of Washington and the deficit? Your problem is you are spending all your time hating a party instead of focusing on bad decisions made by both parties. Government is out of control. Unfortunately, Obama, Pelosi and the Democrats think we are headed in the right direction. It’s even sadder that you blindly agree. Sorry about your luck, the majority of voters don’t see it that way. Obama got into office by promising false hope and change. America is just looking for somebody to

deliver it. I now put out a challenge to the Press. Please limit “opinions” by any single person to once per month. Ann is not giving us any new or creative way to look at things. She just keeps spitting out the same old Democratic talking points week after week after week. If you need to fill space, I would rather see a big picture of somebody holding up the Press at Disney World. Greg Strochinsky Green Township

Property reappraisals under way Next year (2011) will see the full state-mandated appraisal of all property in the county. This process takes place once every six years with a triennial trending update three years into the term. Our office has been working on the 2011 reappraisal since 2009. It is important to understand the critical differences between a “mass appraisal” and a “fee appraisal.” Our office does a mass appraisal of the approximately 349,000 residential, commercial, industrial and exempt parcels in the county. We visit every property, verify characteristics and condition for any recent changes, take a street level picture of each parcel, and correct and update our information with another visit if needed. We also review recent sales information of nearby and similar properties. We are required by state law to set values to current market. There is no better indicator of the market than a valid arms-length sale. In addition to our real estate staff we contract with an experienced mass appraisal firm to assist us. Our contract with them is for about $6 million. The total cost of our mass appraisal runs from $15

to $20 a parcel or slightly more. There was a recent criticism of our reappraisal work as being somehow inadequate and cursory. While Dusty no specific alterRhodes native was Community offered there some sugPress guest was gestion that a columnist more thorough reappraisal should be done, perhaps even to the extent of fee appraisals of every property. A fee appraisal would involve a more detailed review, including but not limited to, visiting each property and doing an interior inspection. It is possible in some cases a fee appraisal, while subjective, might be more accurate. However, the cost would be way beyond our resources. Considering that residential fee appraisals cost an average $300 per parcel that figure alone would put the cost at $104,700,000 for the entire county. Commercial/Industrial fee appraisals can run into the thousands of dollars on a parcel basis. And that doesn’t include the costs of additional staff.

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Is it worth an additional $98,700,000 or more to obtain what might be a marginally more accurate reappraisal? Probably not. But the question is purely academic because we don’t have an extra $98 million to spend on a project of this magnitude. The real problem with setting values today is that we are in a fast changing market. What might be right today can be wrong tomorrow. That is why there is a Board of Revision (BOR) for owners to challenge our values. State law requires us to value property as of Jan. 1, 2011, for the tax bills mailed in January 2012. That puts us a year behind the market from the start. For all the drawbacks of a system that requires us to set values “as of” a specific date, our work has been generally good. We always strive to be better within the limitations of our resources. In spite of recent criticisms the reality is that never once – in 20 years – has the state tax commissioner, as the final authority on values, questioned our appraisals or required us to make changes after the work was completed. That is the real test of a mass reappraisal. Dusty Rhodes is the Hamilton County Auditor.


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Colerain’s dream season ends abruptly

By Tony Meale


Colerain High School senior Trayion Durham, right, gets a block from teammate Justin Cummings against St. Xavier during the Division I regional semifinals Nov. 13 at Nippert Stadium. Durham rushed 14 times for 83 yards and a score, but the Cardinals fell 24-23. And in an instant, by the slimmest of margins, it was over. “You hate to see anybody lose a game like this because that’s a really neat group over at Colerain,” St.

Xavier head coach Steve Specht said. “That’s a special senior class.” Anybody who watched this game would be hardpressed to argue otherwise. In the first quarter, Col-

Expectations high for loaded Lancers By Tony Meale

When you return all five starters from a team with two regional runner-up finishes in as many years, expectations are high – to say the least. “We have experience,” La Salle High School head basketball coach Dan Fleming said. “We have a lot of guys who have been through it. They know what it takes and have done it before.” That’s for sure. Three of those returning starters – seniors Brandon Neel, Ryan Fleming and Matt Woeste – have started each of the last two years. Neel, the reigning Greater Catholic League South division Player of the Year, led the league in scoring (15.3 points) and finished fourth in assists (2.8) and blocks (0.9) as a junior. He also made more than 50 percent of his shots from the field and reached the 20point mark six times, including four times in the Lancers’ final 11 games. Surely, Neel is looking forward to a road game against Moeller Jan. 21. La Salle went 22-3 last year, but two of its losses were to the Crusaders, including a 48-41 overtime loss in the regional finals last March. Neel, who amazingly scored double figures in 21 of 25 games last year, had nine points in both losses to

threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to Chris Davis with 5:54 remaining in the game to pull within 24-23. But senior kicker Tommy Budke, 63-of-69 on PATs this year, saw the potential equalizer sail wide. “Tommy’s been (hitting them) all year, and we wouldn’t even be in that spot if he hadn’t have made that 44-yarder (in the first half),” Bolden said. “So, you know, he needs to keep his head up. Sometimes it’s just a bad break.” Colerain had two opportunities to win the game in the final minutes, but the St. X defense snuffed out both drives. “Hats off to St. X,” Bolden said. “They made the plays when they had to and good luck to them. Hopefully they can bring (the state title) home.” St. X advances to the Division I regional final to take on Huber Heights Wayne, which dispatched Centerville 36-33 in overtime. Colerain, meanwhile, can only wonder, What if? “We’ll go down in school

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The Cardinals graduated four starters from a team that went 19-5 and advanced to regionals for the first time since the 1960s. Junior guard Elisha Campbell (6.3 points) returns, along with seniors Gerrod Chess (G), Jarrett Grace (F) and Mikyle Washington (F). Promising newcomers include senior forward Khari Pleasant, junior guard Craig Liegibel and sophomore guards Bryan Porter and Deiontay Walters. “This year’s team will need to rely on defensive pressure in the full court in order to be successful,” fourth-year head coach Kevin Higgins said. “Overall team depth is an advantage, and the ability to shoot from the perimeter should keep the team competitive. The continued improvement of the younger players in the program will determine the overall outcome of the season.”

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The La Salle High School basketball team returns all five starters from a regional runner-up squad, including (left to right) junior Josh Lemon, senior Trey Casey, senior Ryan Fleming and senior Brandon Neel. Moeller – tying his secondlowest scoring output of the season. Even if Moeller manages to slow Neel, the Lancers have enough offensive firepower to win the GCL-South this year. Ryan Fleming, coach Fleming’s son, averaged 10.2 points and a teamhigh 5.0 rebounds last season, while Woeste and junior Josh Lemons – secondteam, all-league performers – each averaged around eight or nine points per game. Impressively, La Salle returns five players who shot 35 percent or better

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from three-point range, including starting senior guard Trey Casey, who chipped in 5.5 points per game. Size might be an issue for the Lancers – none of their starters is taller than 63 – but last year their speed and crisp ball movement gave opposing teams’ big men fits. La Salle was also adroit at driving to the basket and finding the open shooter, which figures to be a staple of the offense once again. La Salle opens the season at home Dec. 3 against Fairfield and travels to Fenwick Dec. 10. The Lancers

host St. Xavier Dec. 17 in an early season GCL-South showdown – their one and only until Jan. 14, when they host Elder – and will play in the Kingdom of the Sun Tournament Dec. 2730 in Ocala, Fla. All are preparation for another deep tournament run, one that – barring injury – may go even deeper this season. The Lancers last advanced to the state tournament in 1996. They went on to win the title. “We’re deep, we can shoot and we can play defense,” Fleming said. “We have high expectations.”

history as a great football team,” Bolden said. “We just couldn’t finish.” The Cardinals boasted a plethora of Division-I collegiate talent on both sides of the ball, and it showed in the box score. Williams carried 26 times for 104 yards and a touchdown and was 4-of-12 passing for 54 yards and a score. Trayion Durham carried 14 times for 83 yards and a score. Andrew Smith and Jarrett Grace led the Colerain defense with nine and eight tackles, respectively. “I told them all I loved them and they played hard,” Bolden said. Perhaps the 2010 Cardinals will be remembered not for losing this game, but rather for the grit they showed in trying to win it, rallying from a 14-point deficit. “That just goes to show you,” Bolden said. “They don’t quit. There’s a lot of fight in those kids, you know what I mean? That’s a true test of their character. They dug in and got after it.”

The Fighting Owls fell just shy of a winning season last year – finishing 10-11 overall – but they earned a share of the league title with Northwest after posting a 7-3 conference record. The quest for a winning season begins with first-team all-league performer Derrick Floyd, who last year was second on the team in points (11.7) and rebounds (7.3). Other key returners include junior guard Vince Turnage (4.8 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists), junior forward Terry Rocker (4.2 points and 2.4 rebounds), sophomore center Cortez Adams (2.8 points and 3.3 rebounds) and senior guard Richard Foster (3.2 points and 2.4 rebounds).


Head coach Brooks Posta, who enters his third year with the Knights, has turned things around in a hurry. After going 4-16 and finishing last in the FAVC-Scarlet in his rookie campaign in 2008-09, Posta led the Knights to a 13-9 season last year – including a 7-3 league record, which was good enough for a share of the conference crown


Northwest High School senior Melvin Hunter, the reigning FAVC-Scarlet Player of the Year, hopes to lead the Knights to their second consecutive winning season. with Mount Healthy. Another winning season is within reach for Northwest, which returns FAVC-Scarlet Player of the Year Melvin Hunter, who last year led the league in scoring (14.8 points) and rebounds (9.4). Other returning starters include senior forward Allen Thompson and senior guard Dorrell Flowers, while sophomore Ramar Hairston and junior forward Chaz Gwinn look for expanded roles this season. Kevin Worsham and Ron Turner also figure to be in the mix. Northwest won playoff games over Fairfield and Glen Este last season before falling to regional runner-up La Salle. “We have a good mix of returning players and talented underclassmen,” Posta said.

St. Xavier

The Bombers graduated their top four scorers – including firstteam, all-leaguers Luke Massa and Alex Longi – from a team that went 13-11 overall and advanced to regionals before losing 48-46 to La Salle. The top returners are seniors Sean Duggan (F), Will Muething (G), Zacc Yauss (G), Matthew Wagner (F) and Sam Egbers (G). None averaged higher than 3.0 points per game last season. St. X has advanced to the state tournament four times since 2000 and has won six straight district titles. The Bombers last won the Greater Catholic League South division title in 2005, when they shared the honor with Moeller.

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The game was over, you see. Finished. But long after the throngs of thousands cleared the stands and his players had disappeared into the locker room, Tom Bolden lingered under the flickering lights of Nippert Stadium, not wanting to go home. “It’s a hard one to swallow,” the Colerain High School football coach said, referring to his team’s 2423 loss in the Division I regional semifinals Nov. 13. “And they know. My kids know. I can’t sugarcoat it for them. They deserved to win. It just didn’t work out.” The Cardinals, ranked second in Ohio, entered the regional semifinals unbeaten at 11-0 and winners of an 11th consecutive Greater Miami Conference championship. They aspired to advance to the state tournament for the first time since 2006 and win a state title for the first time since 2004. This was their year. So much talent, so much potential.

erain had possibly the most impressive 12 minutes any team has put up against St. X during the Specht era. The Cardinals led 10-0 and outgained the Bombers 121 to minus-5. “We definitely started fast and had all the momentum in the world,” Bolden said. “But as soon as we muffed the punt, they just grabbed (momentum).” The second-quarter muff gave St. X the ball on the Colerain 39. Bombers junior tailback Conor Hundley scored on a 15-yard scamper four plays later. The onslaught was on. St. X put up 24 unanswered points during a 10minute, 35-second stretch of game time from the second quarter into the third. A quarterback keeper, a field goal, a wide-receiver pass – the Bombers showcased the full repertoire. And that’s when Colerain, down 24-10, showed why it’s the second-ranked team in the state. Senior quarterback Tyler Williams scored on a 5-yard touchdown run with 7:55 left in the third quarter and


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November 17, 2010

Basketball preview

Lady Cardinals return 4 starters in ’10 By Tony Meale

For a program that just graduated the most prolific scorer in school history, the Colerain High School girls’ basketball team is sitting pretty, well, pretty. Gone is 2010 graduate Ashley Wanninger, who rewrote school and state record books during her preps career and is now gearing up for her freshman season at Xavier University. It certainly won’t be easy to replace a player of Wanninger’s caliber – she scored double figures in 21 of 22 games last season – but the Lady Cardinals have enough returning talent to match or even surpass their 2009-10 success, when they went 17-5 and finished second in the Greater Miami Conference. Colerain returns four starters, including senior point guard Alexis Fitzpatrick, who last year averaged 6.1 points and finished third in the GMC in assists (3.1) and blocks (1.0) and second in steals (3.4). She’ll be joined by fellow first-team all-leaguer Sheaira Jones – a junior guard who averaged 9.4 points as a sophomore – as well as juniors Shelly Harp-

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Colerain High School senior Alexis Fitzpatrick is one of four returning starters for the Lady Cardinals this season. Fitzpatrick was second-team all-league as a junior. er (G/F) and Abby Feuchter (G), who averaged 6.5 and 4.8 points, respectively. Junior forward Kristen Thompson, meanwhile, provides depth in the post and last year finished third in the GMC in rebounding (7.6). “We have experienced returning players who have very good fundamentals and have had great coach-

ing in the past,” first-year head coach Dan Wallace said, referring to former coach Christi Mack, who guided Colerain to a 35-10 record the last two seasons. Other contributors include seniors Tiffany Teuschler (F), Hannah Curtis (G) and Brittany Phillips (G), as well as juniors Jordan Andrews and Khanisa


Colerain junior Sheaira Jones, left, was a second-team all-league performer last season. Collins. The Lady Cards open the season at home Nov. 30 against Mount Healthy before hitting the road Dec. 4 for their conference opener against Fairfield. Other early season opponents include Mother of Mercy (Dec. 7), Ryle (Dec. 9), Oak Hills (Dec. 11) Lakota West (Dec. 15) and Lakota East

(Dec. 18). “We are a very athletic team with plenty of talent,” Wallace said. “These girls go into every game looking to compete, (and they) are winners. Their dedication to strength and conditioning in the offseason will become a real factor (because) every game in the GMC is a tough win.”

Moore, Wallace, Ellery back for Lady Owls By Tony Meale


Mount Healthy High School senior forward Jonessa Moore, right, was dominant last year, finishing at or near the top of the FAVC-Scarlet in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots.

In the last two years, the Mount Healthy High School girls’ basketball team has gone 26-16 – including 173 in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference – and won backto-back league titles. Luckily for the Lady Owls, all the pieces are in place to make it three conference crowns in a row. Mount Healthy returns three starters, including senior forward Jonessa Moore, who last year led the FAVC-Scarlet in points

(14.6) and blocks (1.8) and finished third in rebounds (10.1). Moore is a three-star recruit according to Seniors Tracey Wallace (F) and SaCoya Ellery (G) also return following fine junior campaigns. Wallace led the Buckeye with 13.4 rebounds per game, while Ellery finished second in assists (3.9). Both averaged more than seven points per game. Other top returners include senior Quisia Dockery and sophomore Chelsey

Borden. The Owls will be coached by Jim Pugh, who has more than 25 years of coaching experience. Pugh replaces Kevin Grant, who resigned for undisclosed reasons in February. “(I like the) experience of our returning starters, (our) team chemistry (and our) team intelligence,” Pugh said. Mount Healthy, which has recorded three consecutive winning seasons, is now a member of the FAVCEast, which added Harrison

Roger Bacon bright-eyed yet again By Tony Meale

It’s not often that a team can graduate a two-time conference player of the year and still expect to win league and city titles. But the Roger Bacon High School boys’ basketball team has that luxury. Yes, the Spartans graduated Jorian Hudson. The top player in the Greater Catholic League Central division each of the last two years, Hudson led Roger Bacon to a 39-10 record and back-to-back league titles in 2008-09 and 0910. He now plays football for the University of Cincinnati. But with five of their top six scorers back – including first-team, all-league performers Jared Bryant and Paul Byrd – the Spartans once again enter the season bright-eyed with big aspirations. Bryant, a 6-8 senior center, was one of the most dominant big men in the city last year. He was fourth in the GCL-Central in scoring (13.3) and steals (1.6), first in rebounds (7.8) and second in blocks (1.7). A first-team, all-city and third-

team, all-district selection, he also led the GCL in fieldgoal percentage, hitting nearly 68 percent of his shots. “(I expect) great effort, toughness and leadership from Jared,” Roger Bacon head coach Brian Neal said. “We need him to be a commanding presence on both ends of the floor.” Byrd, meanwhile, is a perimeter playmaker who finished fourth in the GCLCentral with 3.2 assists per game. He also averaged 10.4 points, drilling nearly 40 percent of his three-point attempts and shooting 78 percent from the foul line. Other top returners are seniors Jabriel Coaston (F) and Gavin Schumann (G). Coaston averaged just over nine points per game last year, while Schumann wasn’t far behind. “All three (Byrd, Coaston and Schumann) have proven that on any given day they can be our best player,” Neal said. “If they play well, it gives us great balance and makes us incredibly difficult to stop.” Also returning is senior guard Rashad Peterkin, a complimentary player whose role will surely


Roger Bacon High School senior center Jared Bryant can be unstoppable on both ends of the floor. Last year he finished in the top five in the GCL-Central in scoring, rebounding, blocks and steals. He also led the GCL in field-goal percentage. expand this season. “(I like our) unselfishness, shooting, size, basketball IQ and experience,” Neal said. Roger Bacon opens the season with home games against Finneytown (Dec. 3) and Winton Woods (Dec. 7) before hitting the road against North College Hill (Dec. 11) and Fenwick (Dec. 14). The Spartans may be in Division II, but they’ve proven they can compete with the big boys in the GCL. They’ve beaten St. Xavier and Elder each of the

last two years and defeated eventual state runner-up Moeller last season. Bacon plays Elder and St. Xavier in back-to-back games this year Jan. 4 and 7, respectively, and plays at Moeller Feb. 11. Win or lose, those experiences will come in handy once the postseason hits. “We are going to work as hard as we can every day and hope things go our way as we try to make a run at a state championship,” Neal said. Roger Bacon won state titles in 1982 and 2002.

and Winton Woods to the former Scarlet division. The Lady Owls open the season with a tough road test Nov. 30 against Colerain, which returns four starters from a team that last year finished second in the Greater Miami Conference. Mount Healthy returns home for a game against Fenwick Dec. 2 before hitting its conference schedule. The Lady Owls play against Northwest (Dec. 4), at Edgewood (Dec. 8) and against Winton Woods (Dec. 11).

The McAuley basketball team went 13-9 a year ago and the Mohawks return some quality players. McAuley returns NKU-commit Kaitlyn Gerrety, the team’s leading rebounder in 2009-2010 with 8.1 boards per game. Leading scorer Jenny Burgoyne is back in the mix, as she led McAuley with 11.7 points per game last season and the leading scorer from two years ago, Malia Hess, is also back. Hess missed much of the 2009-2010 season due to injury, but averaged nearly 10 points per game through six games. Melissa Sherpenberg and Becca Jones are two more players to watch Head coach Andrew Schroer said he likes the experience his team has. “We return some very strong players with big-game experience and we have quickness and speed coming up from the younger levels that we haven’t been able to utilize in a couple years,” he said. “If we can reduce the number of turnovers this year, we will find ourselves in a better position to win games.”


The Lady Knights must replace their top four scorers from last season – FAVC-Scarlet CO-Player of the Year Arienne Gazaway and all-league performers Jaira Jones, Erica Mathis and Ashley McNeil. Returners for Northwest include senior Quayya Jackson and juniors Alysha Wilson, Jasmine Reid and Alexis Murphy. Northwest finished 9-12 last year but went 7-3 in league play to finish tied for second in the FAVC-Scarlet.

Roger Bacon

The Lady Spartans struggled to a 4-18 finish last season, including 0-10 in the Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League Grey Central division. Second-year head coach Tod Schachleiter floors a small yet fast squad led by senior forward Malika Ashe, who was second on the team last year in points (7.5), steals (1.6) and blocks (1.2). Other top players include juniors Kara Vetere, Chelsea Welsch and Dennyce Smith, as well as senior Megan Hanson. Also in the mix are seniors Brittany Bollmer, Jeanna Graham and Dominique Jordan; junior Markisha Rainey; and sophomores Molly Wolterman and Zhane Bromfield. The Lady Spartans last won a league title in 1994-95.

BRIEFLY Conference honors

Thomas More College senior outside hitter Alyssa Carlotta, a Roger Bacon High School graduate, was named Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Player of the Year, head coach John Spinney was named Coach and six Saints were named All-PAC on Nov. 10 by the Conference head coaches. Carlotta was also named All-Great Lakes Region on Nov. 12 by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). Carlotta leads the Saints offensive attack as she has a .339 hitting percentage with 268 kills, 22 assists, 82 digs and 26 total blocks. She was also a first team All-PAC selection. Named second team All-PAC was junior setter Michelle Clifford, a McAuley High School graduate. Clifford leads the team in assists with 677 and has 21 kills, 38 service aces and 192 digs in 109 games.

Families help Merk

Many families donated to the Anthony Merk Fund Saturday, Oct. 23, at St. James field. Tony Merk is a young Bandit football player at Our Lady of Grace, who is battling brain cancer. The third-grade St. James football team sponsored monetary collections and split-thepot, as well as a raffle for an autographed 2004 Pro Bowl football signed by Christian Okoye, the former running back of the Kansas City Chiefs. Thanks to everyone involved, $785.50 was raised during the third-, fifth- and eighth-grade football games. The winners of the splitthe-pot during the fifth- and eighth-grade games donated their winnings back to the fund. The St. James Athletic Club allowed the school to host this event and many volunteers sold the tickets.

SIDELINES Select basketball tryouts

The seventh-grade girls Cheviot Fire Select basketball tryouts are 7-8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17. Tryouts will be at Cheviot Field House on Robb Avenue. Call Ted Sontag at 382-0929.

Spring training

Oak Hills High School will conduct a six-week Spring Training 2011 baseball program for players in

grades one through 12 from Jan. 30 to March 13. Oak Hills head coach Chuck Laumann will direct the program in conjunction with the U.S. Baseball Academy. Sessions are offered in advanced hitting, pitching and catching at a cost as low as $99 for six weeks. Space is limited. Registration is now under way. Visit www.usbaseballacademy. com, or call 866-622-4487.

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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. Hamilton County Park District Board of Park Commissioners Meeting, 1 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township.


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.


Handbell Soloist Concert, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Twin Towers, 5343 Hamilton Ave., Gulden Community Center. Traveling handbell ministry based out of Nashville, Ind. Featuring Kristine Stout. Benefits Twin Towers Pastoral Care Fund. Free, donations requested. Presented by Joybell Theater. 853-2008. College Hill.


Greater Cincinnati Storytelling Guild, 7:30 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Ellenwood Nature Barn. Stories that warm the heart. All ages. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Colerain Township.


Twelve Angry Men, 8-10 p.m., Winton Woods High School, 1231 W. Kemper Road, Auditorium. Dramatic story of diverse group of middle-class jurors who must deliberate the facts in a seemingly open-and-shut murder case. $7. 619-2420; Forest Park. Zombie Prom, 7:30-10 p.m., St. Xavier High School, 600 W. North Bend Road, Musical set in 1950s. When a student perishes as result of a radioactive incident and returns as a zombie, laughter ensues. $10. Reservations required. Through Nov. 20. 761-7600, ext. 586. Finneytown.


Bingo, 1-4 p.m., American Legion Post Hugh Watson Post 530 Greenhills, 11100 Winton Road, Presented by Hugh Watson Event Center. Through Dec. 17. 825-0900. Greenhills. Senior Fit Boot Camp, 10-11 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, With Kiyoshi Nishime, martial arts teacher. Wear workout clothes and bring water. Ages 55 and up. $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.


Zumba Gold Classes, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Total body workout for active older adult featuring Latin dance movements of salsa, cha cha, meringue and more. Help improve strength and flexibility. Ages 55 and up. $5. 741-8802. Colerain Township. F R I D A Y, N O V. 1 9

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Cincy A2, 8-10:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Advanced level square dance club for experienced dancers. $5.929-2427. 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. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Greenhills.


Lettuce Eat Well Winter Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 661-1792; Cheviot.


Christkindlmarkt, 5-10 p.m., Germania Society of Cincinnati, 3529 W. Kemper Road, Heated Pavilion at Germania Park. German food, crafts, candy, ornaments, carriage rides and entertainment. $3, free ages 14 and under. 742-0060; Colerain Township.


Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger, 8421 Winton Road, 15-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Finneytown.


Potluck and Bush Alaska Adventure, 5:307:30 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Winton Centre. If your house was built on stilts and you lived by subsistence on the Alaskan tundra, who might you be? Make a favorite dish and enjoy an evening of Alaskan adventure. Make the evening greener by bringing your own reusable plate, cup and utensils. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township.


Twelve Angry Men, 8-10 p.m., Winton Woods High School, $7. 619-2420; Forest Park. Zombie Prom, 7:30-10 p.m., St. Xavier High School, $10. Reservations required. 7617600, ext. 586. Finneytown.


Bingo, 7-10 p.m., American Legion Post Hugh Watson Post 530 Greenhills, 825-0900. Greenhills. S A T U R D A Y, N O V. 2 0

CIVIC Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and tree and shrub prunings. Hamilton County residents only. Commercial businesses and landscapers not eligible to participate in this program. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Environmental Services. 946-7755; Green Township. Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road, Includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and tree and shrub prunings. Hamilton County residents only. Commercial businesses and landscapers not eligible to participate in this program. 946-7755; Colerain Township. COMMUNITY DANCE

Hoedowners, 8-10:30 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road, No prior dance experience necessary. $15. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 761-4088; Greenhills.

For more about Greater Cincinnati’s dining, music, events, movies and more, go to Promenaders Ballroom Dance, 6-11 p.m., Clovernook Country Club, 2035 W. Galbraith Road, Social ballroom dancing. Ages 21 and up. $85 couple. Reservations required, available at Presented by Promenaders Dance Club. 859282-9998. College Hill.


Gingerbread Shoppe, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave., Handmade crafts from 80 booths, bake sale and kid’s craft corner. Lunch available. Benefits Three C’s Nursery School scholarship fund. $1. 853-8489; College Hill. Christmas Bazaar, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Ridgewood Senior Apartments, 8127 Seward Ave. Crafts, gifts, ceramics, baked goods, Avon and more. Mount Healthy.


Christkindlmarkt, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Germania Society of Cincinnati, $3, free ages 14 and under. 742-0060; Colerain Township.


Healthy Living Screenings, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Meijer-Colerain, 3711 Stonecreek Blvd., Obesity Nutrition. Nu-Val education and BMI screenings. With Faith Daniels, on-air radio personality. 245-7500; Colerain Township.


Turkey Raffle, 6-9:30 p.m., American Legion Post Hugh Watson Post 530 Greenhills, 11100 Winton Road, More than 260 turkeys raffled. Grand prize is $1,000. Second prize is $500 and third prize is a family pass to the Greenhills municipal swimming pool for the 2011 season. Snacks and beverages available for purchase. Benefits Greenhills Volunteer Fire Department. Presented by Greenhills Fire Department. 589-3583; Greenhills. Thanksgiving Crafts, 1-4 p.m., FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Ellenwood Nature Barn. Parents and children make crafts to celebrate holiday. Free; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Colerain Township.


The German Society of Cincinnati’s annual Christkindlmarkt is this weekend at Germania Park, 3529 W. Kemper Road. Hours for the authentic German Christmas market are 5-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20; and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21. Admission is $3, free for children 14 and younger. For more information, call 742-0060 or visit Pictured at last year’s Christkindlmarkt are Lisa Fisher, left, and her daughter, Shannon Freeland.


Twelve Angry Men, 8-10 p.m., Winton Woods High School, $7. 619-2420; Forest Park. Zombie Prom, 7:30-10 p.m., St. Xavier High School, $10. Reservations required. 7617600, ext. 586. Finneytown.


Outdoor Archery, 4 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Registration required online by Nov. 17. Basics of shooting a compound bow plus target practice. Archers must be able to pull a minimum of 10 pounds draw weight. With certified archery instructor. Ages 8 and up. Adult must accompany ages 8-17. Ages 8 and older. $15; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.


Zumba Gold, 11 a.m., Twin Towers, 5343 Hamilton Ave., Hader Room. Designed for older adults. Moves can be performed standing or sitting and at your own pace. $5, free for members of the Connection at Twin Towers. Registration required. 853-4100. College Hill. S U N D A Y, N O V. 2 1


Youth Ministry Concert, 7:30-10:30 p.m., St. Vivian Church, 7600 Winton Road, Gym, back entrance. Candy, pop and merchandise will be available. Music by Old World Poetry, Wind Chaser and Stereo Shout Out. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Benefits St. Vincent de Paul. $5. 728-4332; Finneytown.


Wilderness Skills: Orienteering II, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Learn how to use a map and compass. $5. Registration required online by Nov. 17. Vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Springfield Township. Woodpecker Walk, 10 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Campground office. Walk around the coniferous forest, then the deciduous forest to look for woodpeckers. Ages 16 and older. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.



La Salle High Arts and Crafts Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., La Salle High School, 3091 North Bend Road, Three floors and gymnasium. 25th anniversary. More than 100 crafters display handmade, painted and decorated items. Door prizes. Baked goods and lunch available. $1, free for children. 741-3000; Green Township.


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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.


Money Moxie: Eliminate Stress, Find Freedom, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Discover tools and develop skills to help control finances so they don’t control you. Free. Reservations required. 931-5777; Finneytown. T U E S D A Y, N O V. 2 3


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.


Rollin’ on the River, 10-11 a.m., Twin Towers, 5343 Hamilton Ave., The Hader Room. Program focuses on Ohio River and its importance to Cincinnati. Presentations by Cincinnati Heritage Programs of the Cincinnati Museum Center and Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission. $12. Reservations required. Presented by Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati History Museum. 2471330; College Hill. W E D N E S D A Y, N O V. 2 4

HEALTH / WELLNESS Morning Mindfulness, 8-9 a.m., Queen City Spine & Rehab Inc., 3557 Springdale Road, Suite B, Informal sessions offer the opportunity to learn more about the health benefits of a mindfulness based meditation and yoga practice. Free. 407-3453; Colerain Township. NATURE

Whooo Cooks for You?, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Winton Centre. Meet a beautiful bird who wants to know who cooks for you, then discover what it feasts on. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township.


Zumba Gold, 10 a.m., Twin Towers, $5, free for members of the Connection at Twin Towers. Registration required. 853-4100. College Hill.

Christkindlmarkt, Noon-5 p.m., Germania Society of Cincinnati, $3, free ages 14 and under. 742-0060; Colerain Township.


Thanksgiving Crafts, 1-4 p.m., FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, Free; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Colerain Township.


Lakeridge Funfest, 1-5 p.m., Lakeridge Hall, 7210 Pippin Road, Grand Ballroom. Theme: Country Hoedown Funfest. Dance for over age 50 crowd. Admission includes soft drinks, beer, snacks, photo, door prizes, music and dancing. Family friendly. $10. 521-1112. Colerain Township.



The newest OMNIMAX film takes its viewer to outer space with “Hubble,” the story of one of the most important scientific instruments, the Hubble Telescope. For 20 years, the Hubble has given us fantastical views of the universe. Tickets are $7.50; $6.50, seniors; $5.50, ages 3-12. Call 513-287-7001 or visit for show times.

Wilderness Skills, 2 p.m. (Fire: Learn about primitive and modern methods of basic firestarting. $5. Registration required online by Nov. 18) and 4 p.m. (Campfire Cooking: Learn cooking skills and safety. Warm drinks and treats provided. $6. Registration required online by Nov. 17), Winton Woods, Vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Springfield Township. Food, Glorious Food!, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Winton Centre. Discover some of the treats animals like to eat with a game of “snake and mouse” and a guest animal. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.


“The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein” is at the Aronoff Center through Nov. 28. Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $27.50-$66.50. Call 800-982-2787. Pictured are Preston Truman Boyd and Christopher Ryan.


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One of life’s saddest times: the death of a child When an adult we love dies, we experience a wrenching loss. When a child dies, our heart-rending loss seems also like a theft. A whole lifetime has been stolen as well as all the

happy events throughout that lifetime. Feelings of injustice, anger, sorrow and confusion envelop us. We are left without answers. Through tears we ask the most frequent ques-



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tion of life – why? S u c h tragedies convince a few people that there is no God, or that Father Lou God is not Guntzelman good. Others offer Perspectives solace in pious expressions, such as, “I guess God took her because he needed another angel.” While well-meaning, such “answers” have distressing implications. At precisely the time that family and friends need to be assured of God’s compassion and presence, God is pointed out in the line-up of possible culprits as the cause of their pain. God did it! Many theologians and clergy shudder at such explanations because they depict a God contrary to the images in the scriptures. God does not arbitrarily take children from their families. God is the One who ultimately heals, raises up, offers fullness of life and unites. “I have come so that

they may have life and have it to the fullest.” (John 10:10) So what are we to think about the tragic death of child? In our rational understanding of cause and effect we have difficulty exonerating God from being the cause of tragedies. The friends of Job had a similar difficulty. Basically, they explained the cause of Job’s sufferings by implying, “God did this to you; you must have deserved it somehow. Just curse God and die.” But Job didn’t believe them. Yes, he was puzzled and angry at God as he struggled with his tragedies. He challenged God to a face to face meeting. Then, after listening closely to what God said, and thinking much, Job finally reached his “answer” in dealing with the mystery of suffering that was touching his life. His answer was to believe all the more in this inscrutable God. Job proclaimed, “Even though he should slay me, still will I trust in him.” (Job 13:15) If there is an “answer” for us who believe in God, it is found in acknowledging

our human inability to understand everything. We walk by faith, and not by sight. “The One beyond what is able to be thought,” is how St. Anselm described God. Our intellects and faith are imperfect and limited. We are not the final measure of mystery. It is difficult for us imperfect beings to live in an imperfect world. Life is sometimes secure and predictable. Sometimes it is random, chaotic and unexplainable. We would like to completely understand and control it, but we can’t. What we can do, however, is make a choice between despair and cynicism, or choose faith and trust. People of faith believe that in the beginning, in some unknowable way, God took swirling and chaotic darkness and began bringing out of it life, order, and beauty. God’s creation is not finished. It is still going on. We believe that in some paradoxical and loving way, a child who dies early will experience no disadvantage in the exquisite and timeless

eternal life that follows. Of course, we will suffer and grieve their going very much. But they will taste life to the fullest, a life that we will only achieve later when we are united with them. So, we still wonder and ask why, but as we do we entrust our deceased innocent children to the God of life, and wait until – like Job – we find the answer face to face with God. For now, we say to God in the words of poet Anne Porter: To take the place of the child Isaac there was a ram. But for all those others there was no ram and I lay them down at your feet so that you can keep them for me since by myself I am unable to understand them. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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Even picky eaters will ‘gobble’ down these sprouts Gosh, I have so many recipes to share that I have very little space for my weekly “chat” with you. So I’ll just say have the best Thanksgiving ever, thank the Lord for your abundant blessings, and think of those who may not have someone to celebrate with. Set an extra plate on your table and invite them to share your tradition of food, family and friends.

Rita Heikenfeld Rita’s kitchen

C o o k bacon and nuts in o v e n proof skillet until bacon just begins to crisp and nuts are toasted. Take out of skillet

and set aside. Add sprouts to skillet and season with salt and pepper. Put pan in oven and roast about 30 minutes, add bacon and nuts and continue to roast until the sprouts are cooked through and golden, about 10 to 15 minutes more. Squeeze lemon juice over. Serves four.

Betze’s roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon

Betze, a loyal reader, found the original recipe from Food Network Kitchens and made it her own. “Absolutely delicious,” she said. 2 (10-oz.) packages Brussels sprouts (Betze used fresh) 2 oz. thin sliced bacon, diced 1 ⁄2 cup pecans 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper

Yummy Waldorf salad

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Wash and trim sprouts. Cut each sprout in half.

2 pounds seedless red grapes, cut into halves 2 ribs celery, sliced thin 1 cup golden or regular

I can’t claim this as my own. My notes tell me it’s from a reader and I’ve made changes to suit my family. This is so good and perfect for your Thanksgiving table.

Mix together:

raisins or dried cranberries 1 cup chopped English walnuts 3 nice sized apples, peeled and cut up

For dressing mix together:

1 cup mayonnaise 1-2 tablespoons vinegar or more to taste 1 ⁄2 cup sugar 1 cup milk Pour dressing over salad and let sit in fridge at least one hour before serving. Tip from Rita’s kitchen: If you want to prepare this ahead of time, squeeze some lemon juice or sprinkle some Fruit Fresh preservative onto chopped apples and they’ll stay snowy white.

Moist pumpkin bread

For Glenda Hatfield, who wanted a clone of Bob Evans’ pumpkin bread, which she said was very moist. 2 eggs 1 cup brown sugar 1 ⁄2 cup Canola oil 1 ⁄3 cup water 1 (15 ounce) pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling) 13⁄4 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda


⁄2 teaspoon baking powder ⁄2 teaspoon salt 11⁄2 teaspoons cinnamon 11⁄2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice Optional but very good: Raw or natural sugar for sprinkling on top 1

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Beat eggs lightly and then mix with sugar, oil, water and pumpkin. Separately, mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. Combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients only until just blended. Don’t over mix or bread will have tunnels or be tough after baking. Pour into a sprayed loaf pan. Sprinkle sugar on top. Bake for 55 to 65 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean. Don’t overbake.

My mom’s pumpkin pie

For those of you who love Frisch’s and Bob Evans’ pies, this comes pretty close. Mom made this with a homemade lard crust.

1 can, 15 oz., pure pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling) 12 oz. evaporated milk 3 ⁄4 to 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1 ⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs, slightly beaten Whisk pumpkin, milk, sugar and spices together. Taste and add more pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon if you want. Add salt and eggs and blend. Pour into pastry-lined pan. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes; lower temperature to 350 degrees and bake 30-35 minutes or until set. Serves eight.

Do-ahead mashed potatoes

Mash 4 to 5 pounds potatoes and season with salt and pepper. Add 8 ounces cream cheese, softened, and 1 cup sour cream. Pour into sprayed 9-by-13 pan. Dot with butter or margarine.

Refrigerate up to three days. Bring to room temperature, tent with foil and reheat in 350- to 375degree oven until hot, about 40 minutes. Or reheat in microwave. Crockpot method: Spray crockpot and put mashed potatoes in. Keep on warm/low a couple of hours. Tip from Rita’s kitchen: Keep regular mashed potatoes warm for hours in sprayed crockpot on warm/low.

Online recipes

To see the recipes for my clone of the Cheesecake Factory’s pumpkin cheesecake and my caramelized roasted Brussels sprouts dish, go to my online column at I’ve also included some Turkey 101 tips for the big day. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


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Dan Hebel

Martin “Dan” Hebel, 76, Green Township, died Nov. 8. He worked for the Metropolitan Sewer District. Survived by wife Peggy O’Brien Hebel; children Mary Beth (Kevin) Schramm, Dan Hebel; grandchildren Ashley, Adam, Andrew Schramm. Preceded in death by brother Ted Hebel. Services were Nov. 12 at Our Lady of Visitation. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242 or the Elder High School Scholarship Fund, 3900 Vincent Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205.

Roberta Horan

Roberta Reimers Horan, 34, died Oct. 30. Survived by husband Christopher Horan; son Aiden; stepchildren Deron, Samantha; parents Fred, Janet Barnes; sisters Rachael (Patrick) Angel, Ellen Barnes; grandmother Elvera Macke; parents-inlaw Larry, Zettia Farley. Preceded in death by brother Wayne Reimers. Services were Nov. 5 at St. Ann Church. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the Roberta Horan Memorial Fund in care of any Fifth Third Bank.

Richard Jackson

Richard H. Jackson, 89, died Nov. 4. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the Merchant Marines in the Pacific Theater, a member of the Cincinnati Vintners Society, Cincinnati Camera Club, McMakin Lodge No. 120 F&AM, and Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and an Eagle Scout. Survived by stepsons Gene, Henry, Tom, John, James Bourgeois; granddaughter Megan Gillespie; sisters-in-law Margaret Jackson, Helen Salt; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wives Ruth Salt Jackson, Frances Simmon Jackson, daughter Nancy Jo Maloney, siblings Warren, Ben, John Jackson, Sarah Monroe, Althea Perry, stepson Michael Bourgeois. Services were Nov. 7 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home.

Beulah Lambrinides

Beulah Andrew Lambrinides, 81, Green Township, died Nov. 11. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Cynthia (Mark) Keilholz, Nicholas (Diane), Thomas (Mary Ann) Lambrinides, Kathy (Robb) Bender; sisters Cleo, Georgia; 10 grandchildren; 14 greatgrandchildren; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband James Lambrinides, siblings Andy, Bessie. Services were Nov. 15 at Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. Arrangements by Dalbert Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 7000 Winton Road, Cincinnati, OH, 45224.

Lilian Leahy

Lilian Blum Chavez Leahy, 92, Mount Healthy, died Oct. 30. She was a homemaker and a former member of the Chilean National Ballet. Survived by husband Richard Leahy; daughter Lillian (Daniel) Leahy McCabe; brother Jorge Blum Chavez; nephews and nieces Roberto Munoz, Ana Veroni-

Charlotte Weber Long, 91, Mount Healthy, died Nov. 2. Survived by stepchildren Donna (Robert) Lischer, Michael (Lynda) Long; grandchildren Terri, Robert III Lischer, Laurie Bietenduvel, Amy Bahorik, Melynda Caswell; nieces and nephews Cathy (Frank) Gray, Tim (Diane), Tom (Paula), Mary Ellen Weber, Melissa (Rick) Parker; 13 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Donald Long, parents Ida, Marcus F. Weber, brother Marcus W. Weber. Services were Nov. 6 at Trinity Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to American Cancer Society or Trinity Lutheran Church.

Cathy Pott

Cathy Henschen Pott, Monfort Heights, died Nov. 6. Survived by husband Roger Pott; children Roger (Amanda) Jr., Mike (Laura), Jeff, Amy Pott, Charles Scott; grandchildren Bryan, Corey, Sarah, Wyatt; siblings Jean Duncan, Mary Lou, Jim, Louis Henschen. Services were Nov. 10 at Monfort Heights United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.

John Putnam

John Eugene Putnam, 75, Springfield Township, died Nov. 7. Survived by wife Joyce Putnam; sons Mark (Chris), John (Lisa) Putnam; grandchildren David, Nicole, Noelle Putnam; seven siblings; several nieces and nephews. Services were Nov. 11 at Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Basic information and a color photograph is published without charge. Call us at 8536262 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 2424000 for pricing details. Ken, Joe Riedy, Sandy Pizzo; grandchildren Jessica, Kyle, Tyler, Matthew, Samantha, Michael, Abby, Nate, Dylan; great-grandson Brayden; siblings Richard (Gloria) Riedy, Mary Alice Sturgeon. Services were Nov. 12 at the Church of the Assumption. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Carol Wethington

Carol Sanders Wethington, 64, Colerain Township, died Nov. 9. Survived by husband David Wethington; mother Eva Sanders; children Cheryl (Mark) Kalous, Michael (Sandy), Timothy (Hope) Wethington, Karen (Richard) McCreary, Christa (Mel) Aston; grandchildren Michael, Stacey, Brent, Alicia, Joseph, Georgia, Meghan, Elijah, Kendra, Teah; greatgrandchildren Landen, Emma; siblings

Rosa Zehnder

Rosa LaRosa Zehnder, 75, Green Township, died Nov. 2. She worked in food services in the Northwest Local School District. Survived by children Pamela Stoelting, Michael (Jane) Zehnder; siblings Angela Hall, John Zehnder LaRosa; grandchildren Jennifer (Adam) Schatzman, Jason Reeder, Debrah Zehnder; great-grandchild Skylar Schatzman. Preceded in death by husband Thomas Zehnder, brother Joseph LaRosa. Services were Nov. 6 at St. Ann Church. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263 or American Cancer Society, Ohio Division, 5555 Frantz Road, Dublin, OH 43017.


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ca (Anita) Munoz Butler, Max, Mimi Blum and other many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by son Richard Leahy Jr., several siblings. Services were Nov. 5 at St. Bartholomew. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, 701 E. Columbia Ave., Reading, OH 45215.


Wilma Yeckel Fieler, 84, Green Township, died Nov. 2. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Diane (David) Gerde, Donald (Donna), Kenneth Fieler; grandchildren Kelsie, Paul, Alicia, Tommy, Jake, Ryan, Sammie; siblings Shirley (Mark) Moon, Bill Yeckel. Preceded in death by husband Paul Fieler, brother Thomas Yeckel. Services were Nov. 6 at Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: Special Olympics, 4777 Red Bank Expressway, Suite 19, Cincinnati, OH 45227.


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CINCINNATI DISTRICT 5 Arrests/citations

Willis Edward Pearson, born 1980, criminal trespass, 1768 Cedar Ave., Nov. 5. Barry A. Blue, born 1954, domestic violence, 6200 Savannah Ave., Nov. 6. Johnny White, born 1992, gambling, 5826 Hamilton Ave., Nov. 3. Tyrone Gladden, born 1990, possession of drug paraphernalia and liquor sale to minor, 1659 Marlowe Ave., Nov. 1. Michael E. Haywood, born 1950, possession of open flask, 1625 Marlowe Ave., Nov. 2. James Ronald Anderson, born 1963, assault, 5322 Eastknol Court, Nov. 5. Defray Frye, born 1982, unlawful use of vehicle joyriding, 5129 Colerain Ave., Nov. 8.

Incidents Aggravated robbery

6012 Budmar Ave., Oct. 30. 951 W North Bend Road, Oct. 29.

Breaking and entering

5020 Colerain Ave., Oct. 31. 5107 Colerain Ave., Oct. 30.


2952 High Fores Lane, No. 234, Nov. 2. 2958 High Forest Lane, No. 285, Oct. 31. 5469 Kirby Ave., No. 5, Nov. 1. 5470 Lyonia Court, Oct. 30. 5875 Monfort Hills Ave., No. 2, Oct. 29.

Felonious assault

1711 Cedar Ave., No. 4, Nov. 3.

Gross sexual imposition

Reported on Budmar Ave., Oct. 30.


2601 Kipling Ave., Nov. 1.


2556 Kipling Ave., Nov. 1. 5301 Eastknol Court, Nov. 1. 5742 Hamilton Ave., Nov. 4. 5910 Belmont Ave., Nov. 3. 60209 Oakwood Ave., Oct. 31. 7872 Bankwood Lane, Nov. 4.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle

2553 W. North Bend Road, Oct. 30.

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Matthew Adams, 26, 7034 Springdale Road, drug possession at 3347 W. Galbraith Road, Oct. 29. Dustin Bauer, 19, 7419 Perry St., underage consumption, operating vehicle impaired at 8100 US 27, Oct. 25. Gregory Bauer, 38, 7535 Sheed Road, operating vehicle impaired at 5900 block of Springdale Road, Oct. 28. Alexis Byrd, 22, 2280 Magdalena Drive, open container at 3100 Springdale Road, Oct. 22. Christopher Carr, 24, 5758 Chapel Heights, drug possession at 3347 W. Galbraith Road, Oct. 29. Brian Carrier, 20, 2566 Topeka, drug abuse at 2500 Topeka, Oct. 26. Tina Gregory, 0, 8273 Georgiana,

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open container at 8451 Colerain Ave., Oct. 30. Matthew Henson, 23, 3109 Regal Lane, theft at 9690 Colerain Ave., Oct. 23. Michael Hickland, 31, 10158 Arborwood Drive, resisting arrest, obstructing official business at 10158 Arborwood Drive, Oct. 20. Stacey Holliday, 45, 2513 Walden Glen Circle, disorderly conduct while impaired at 2513 Walden Glen, Oct. 25. Benjamin Hooven, 23, 10156 Arborwood Drive, drug possession at 5336 Springdale, Oct. 26. Randolph Jones Jr, 0, 2217 Harrison Ave., operating motor vehicle impaired at 8400 Colerain Ave., Oct. 31. Anthony Jones, 19, 2601 Merritview Lane, drug abuse at 9690 Colerain Ave., Oct. 28. Justin Mack, 25, 11059 Bank Road, criminal mischief at 10795 Hughes Road, Oct. 21. Richard Meyer, 27, 9941 Loralinda Drive, operating vehicle impaired at 8900 block of Colerain Avenue, Oct. 22. Victoria Minor, 40, 882 Cling Springs Ave., assault at 3100 Springdale Road, Oct. 22. Jeffrei Moeller, 30, 3526 Glenway Ave., theft, resisting arrest, criminal trespassing at 9690 Colerain Ave., Oct. 23. David Robinson, 36, 3129 Spring Grove, theft at 3610 Blue Rock Road, Oct. 21. Jasmin Sherman, 20, 9353 Roundtop Road, drug paraphernalia at 9353 Roundtop Road, Oct. 25. Kennitra Stripling, 23, 6210 Winterby Ave., theft at 9505 Colerain Ave., Oct. 25. Mark Thomas, 28, 784 W. Kemper Road, falsification at 7880 Sequoia Court, Oct. 23. Sharon Troxell, 55, 8245 Stahley Drive, operating vehicle impaired at 8404 US 27, Oct. 26. J. Steven Wilson, 51, 3485 Amberway, operating vehicle impaired at 8400 Colerain Ave., Oct. 27. James Wooley, 53, 219 W. 12Th , theft at 9040 Colerain Ave., Oct. 24. Juvenile Male, 16, , possession of marijuana at 10761 Pippin Road, Oct. 22. Juvenile Female, 15, , theft at 3130 Jessup Road, Oct. 26. Juvenile Male, 16, , domestic violence, Oct. 18. Juvenile Male, 16, , possession of marijuana at 10761 Pippin Road, Oct. 20. Juvenile Male, 16, , resisting arrest at 2520 W. Galbraith Road, Oct. 22. Juvenile Male, 16, , breaking and entering at 2520 W. Galbraith Road, Oct. 22.





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Residence entered and jewelry and Xbox valued at $5,600 removed at 2741 Byrneside Drive, Oct. 24. Residence entered and medication of unknown value removed at 3212 Harry Lee Lane, Oct. 26. Residence entered and TV of unknown value removed at 3261 Lapland Drive, Oct. 26.

Criminal damaging

Light pole damaged at 9800 Colerain Ave., Oct. 19. Tires slashed at 2845 Butterwick Drive, Oct. 23. Door damaged at 10091 Windswept, Oct. 25. Windshield smashed at 10900 Colerain Ave., Oct. 23. Driveway and sidewalk damaged at 6242 Castle Stone Lane, Oct. 23. Window shattered at 3331 Nandale, Oct. 20. Window and vinyl top damaged at 3436 Melody Manor, Oct. 23.

Gross sexual imposition

Reported on Sacramento Drive, Oct. 21.


Tip jar of unknown value removed at 9911 Colerain Ave., Oct. 23. Vehicle removed at 2850 Geraldine Drive, Oct. 23. Medication of unknown value removed at 6340 Colerain Ave., Oct. 24. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 3461 Joseph Road, Sept. 14. Batteries valued at $15 removed at 8425 Colerain Ave., Oct. 23. Tackle box, tool boxes and their contents of unknown value removed at 3400 Joseph , Oct. 22. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 7451 Colerain Ave., Oct. 27. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 9690 Colerain Ave., Oct. 26. AC unit of unknown value removed at 2553 Banning Road, Oct. 26. GPS valued at $140 removed from vehicle at 4229 Millies Court, Oct. 26. Unlocked vehicle entered and gas and CDs valued at $160 removed at 4980 Blue Meadow Lane, Oct. 26. Merchandise valued at $1,610 removed at 9481 Colerain Ave., Oct. 25. Used motor oil valued at $250 removed at 9278 Colerain Ave., Oct. 25. Computer valued at $200 removed at 8144 Fawnlake Court, Oct. 26. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 3711 Stone Creek , Oct. 21. $100 removed at 3657 Stone Creek Blvd., Oct. 20.

Theft, assault, complicity

Game system valued at $170 removed at 9040 Colerain Ave., Oct. 24.

Victim struck at 2360 Walden Glen , Oct. 26.


About police reports


Tonia J. Knox, 52, 3807 Dina Terrace, disorderly conduct at 5750 Harrison Ave., Oct. 25. Michael L.S. Caradonna, 18, 9864 Miamiview Road, disorderly conduct at 6375 Harrison Ave., Oct. 25. Carrie Morton, 28, 5647 Hamilton Ave. No. 3, theft at 6300 Glenway Ave., Oct. 25. Toni Feirl, 45, 263 Main St., theft and criminal trespass at 6580 Harrison Ave., Oct. 25. Vincent S. Goble, 18, 1695 S. U.S. Highway 421, carrying concealed weapon at 6525 Bridgetown Road, Oct. 25. Juvenile, 13, assault at 5400 Edalbert Drive, Oct. 25. Ronnie L. Reed Jr., 37, 3189 Ferncrest St., burglary, possessing criminal tools and resisting arrest at 3310 Emerald Lakes Drive, Oct. 25. Juvenile, 16, drug possession at 3200 Ebenezer Road, Oct. 25. Juvenile, 17, disorderly conduct at 6375 Harrison Ave., Oct. 25. Juvenile, 14, theft at 6290 Glenway Ave., Oct. 27. Nathan Wilbur, 29, 25 W. Sixth St., disorderly conduct at 6527 Harrison Ave., Oct. 27. Brandon Lombardo, 34, 2967 S. Fleming St., disorderly conduct at 6527 Harrison Ave., Oct. 27. Brandon A. Fullbeck, 19, 527 Woodlawn Ave., drug possession at 5618 Cheviot Road, Oct. 28. Kristen Fitzgerald, 18, 2527 Montana Ave., drug possession at 5620 Cheviot Road, Oct. 28. Juvenile, 15, theft at 3200 Ebenezer Road, Oct. 28. Willie T. Jones, 27, 3956 North Bend Road, receiving stolen property and drug possession at Interstate 74 at mile marker 29, Oct. 28. Epifany Larue, 32, 3126 Troy Ave., theft, falsification and forgery at 5830 Harrison Ave., Oct. 29. Scott E. Hartkemeyer, 40, 2965 Westridge Ave., theft at 6300 Glenway Ave., Oct. 29. Justin Bruce, 18, 5175 Rybolt Road, underage possession, drug paraphernalia and drug possession at Church and Bridgetown Road, Oct. 23. Juvenile, 15, theft at 5071 Glencrossing Way, Oct. 29. Juvenile, 15, theft at 5071 Glencrossing Way, Oct. 29. Adrian M. Ray, 48, 9190 Gila Drive, drug abuse at Colerain Avenue and Blue Rock Road, Oct. 29. Colleen C. Doyle, 31, 5578 Surrey Ave., attempted theft at 5578 Surrey Ave., Oct. 30. Thomas J. Lucas, 39, 1330 Manss Ave., open container at 4551 Ebenezer Road, Oct. 30. Brittany Lewis, 24, 2375 Williamsburg, disorderly conduct at 5920 Colerain Ave., Oct. 30. Kayla Harrison, 19, 3928 Biehl Ave., drug abuse at 5541 Bridgetown Road, Oct. 30. Shelby L. Patrick, 18, 4461 Harrison Ave., drug abuse at 5541 Bridgetown Road, Oct. 30. Eric S. Hollaender, 33, 1111 State Route 133, obstructing official business at 5547 Northglen Road, Oct. 31. Shavonne Foster, 27, 1651 W. North

The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: • Colerain Township: Chief Daniel P. Meloy, 245-6600. • Green Township: Chief Bart West, 574-0007; vandalism hotline 574-5323. • Hamilton County: Sheriff Simon Leis, 825-1500. • Springfield Township: Chief David Heimpold, 729-1300. Bend Road, theft and obstructing official business at 5795 Cheviot Road, Nov. 1. Demarco Jenkins, 38, 1055 Westbrook Drive No. 5, theft at 6300 Glenway Ave., Nov. 1. Eddie L. Driver, 52, 8109 Vine St., attempted theft at 6462 Glenway Ave., Nov. 1. Jeffrey Moeller, 30, 3256 Glenway Ave. No. 2, theft and criminal trespass at 5860 Filview Circle, Nov. 2. Charles L. Hulsey, 58, 3268 Sugartree Lane, possessing drug abuse instruments at 5139 Glenway Ave., Nov. 2. Jacklyn Cunningham, 32, 5120 Willnet Drive, driving under suspension and possessing drug abuse instruments at 6094 Bridgetown Road, Nov. 2. Gregory Ottman, 48, 560 S. State Road, possessing drug abuse instruments at 6094 Bridgetown Road, Nov. 2. Charles Mitchell, 36, 5120 Willnet Drive, possessing drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia at 6094 Bridgetown Road, Nov. 2. Andrew Duggins, 20, 6280 West Fork Road, underage consumption at 5755 Eula Drive, Nov. 1. Juvenile, 16, underage consumption and operating vehicle under the influence at 3513 Locust Lane, Nov. 2.

ed break in at Priority Insulation at 5178 Crookshank Road, Oct. 23. Front window broken and two sections of drywall cut during break in at T-Mobile, but nothing found missing at 6463 Glenway Ave., Oct. 30. Camera and four watches stolen from vehicle parked inside garage at 4331 Regency Ridge, Oct. 31.

Suspect threatened to physically harm victim at 6550 Harrison Ave., Oct. 28.

Criminal damaging

Incidents Aggravated menacing Aggravated robbery

Two suspects, one of whom implied they had a gun, robbed North Bend Express of money at 3295 North Bend Road, Jan. 10.


Several logs and brush set on fire in wooded area at 6686 Russell Heights, Oct. 23. Firework or similar type of explosive device placed inside mailbox at 3227 Algus Lane, Oct. 31.


Suspect struck victim in the face several times at 4366 Harrison Ave., Oct. 24. Suspect struck victim in the face several times at 4400 Bridgetown Road, Oct. 22. Suspect struck victim repeatedly in the face and head at 3269 North Bend Road, Oct. 31. Suspect struck victim at 3407 Fiddlers Green, Oct. 31. Two suspects struck victim in the head and chest at 5400 Edalbert Drive, Nov. 2.

Breaking and entering

Four windows broken during attempt-


Television and two rings stolen from home at 5617 Cheviot Road No. 1, Oct. 23. Medicine stolen from home at 4931 N. Arborwoods Court No. 102, Oct. 24. Six cabinet doors damaged inside home at 4510 Hutchinson Glen Drive, Oct. 26. Home entered, but nothing found missing at 3361 Diehl Road No. 30, Oct. 26. Camera, video game system and one video game stolen from home at 3960 Raceview Ave. No. 2, Oct. 28. Jewelry box, miscellaneous jewelry and a dresser drawer stolen from home at 6891 Perinwood Drive, Oct. 29. Laptop computer and video game system stolen from home at 3274 Linsan Drive, Oct. 30. All-terrain vehicle stolen from home's garage at 4394 Homelawn Ave., Nov. 1. Screen cut on door to home during burglary attempt at 2505 Falconbridge Drive, Nov. 3.

Window broken on front door to Bridgetown Mini Mart at 4258 Harrison Ave., Oct. 25. Mailbox damaged when struck with pumpkin at 2091 Neeb Road, Oct. 27. Window broken on vehicle at 2965 Blue Rock Road, Oct. 29. Eggs thrown on vehicle and home at 5720 Farlook Drive, Oct. 29. Two flower pots broken at Top of the Line Hair Design at 4316 Harrison Ave., Oct. 29. Two spotlights and a picnic table damaged at Rueve Investments at 4357 Harrison Ave., Oct. 30. Tailgate scratched on vehicle at 5646 Lawrence Road, Oct. 30. Marker used to write graffiti on two vehicles at 3918 Grace, Oct. 30. Rock thrown through home's window at 5453 Muddy Creek, Oct. 31. Rear window broken on vehicle at 3190 Werkridge Road, Nov. 1. Window broken on vehicle at 1843 Forestview Court, Nov. 1. Rear window broken on vehicle at 6184 Charity Drive, Nov. 1.

Police continued on B9



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Blue Meadow Lane: Western Benchmark LLC to NVR Inc.; $56,000. 7909 Cheviot Road: Wiegele, Helen M. to Thaker, Hansakumari J. and Amish J. Bhatt; $58,000. 8890 Colerain Ave.: Marias Quality Homes LLC to Kenwood LincolnMercury I Kenwood Dealer Group Inc.; $315,000. 2437 Jasper Court: Malloni, Sonia to Wells Fargo Bank NA; $42,000. 2844 Jonrose Ave.: Robbins, Patricia A. to Craig, Kurt D. and Alice F.; $35,000. 6888 Kern Drive: Burke, Dorothy M. to Burke, David W.; $72,600. 3307 Lapland Drive: Amber Rehkamp to Fifth Third Mortgage Co.; $34,000. 2518 Mariposa Drive: World Seven LLC to Boenning, Richard; $20,000. 6176 Mullen Road: Chaney, John B. to Mulcahy, Edward M. and Rita V.; $188,000. 10915 Newmarket Drive: IB Property Holdings LLC to Keo, Sophanna and Sambo Mean; $44,999. 3001 Niagara St: McFarland, Shirley to Fairbanks, Darlene; $28,800. 9965 Pinedale Drive: Johnson, Miriam Y. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $58,000. 3243 Regal Lane: Fiasco, John M. and Sharon K. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $58,000. 6399 Springdale Road: Osborne, Maxine to Helcher, David M.; $74,900. 7946 Stoney Ridge Drive: NVR Inc. to Siemer, Janet L.; $211,790. 2342 Washington Ave.: Hope, Sheila M. to Maximus Investors Group I; $10. 2763 Windon Drive: Schirmang, Michael A. to Thomas, Paul R.; $117,500.


5470 Asbury Lake Drive: Miller, Hollis L. to Berger, Patricia A. and Donald Toelke Jr.; $104,500. 5326 Belclare Road: Garza, Marcella to Hal, E. Roy L. and Janice E.; $78,000. 4406 Homelawn Ave.: Abney, Amy E. to Falconbury, Brittany; $76,000. 5506 Jamies Oak Court: Smith, Joseph A. Brenda C. to Shelton, Jonathan P. II and Jennifer J.; $269,900. 2800 Jessup Road: Metzger, Gary M. and Sharon K. to Price, Robert J. and Carissa M.; $105,000. 5598 Julmar Drive: Brunst, Diane A. Tr. and Mary Goeke Backsman Tr. to Klausing, John A. and Kathryn; $102,259. 1705 Leona Drive: Sembach, Erma A. to Assfew, Yemeserach; $56,500. 1705 Leona Drive: Anfinsen, Sally E. Tr. to Assfew, Yemeserach; $56,500. 5449 Michelles Oak Court: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Reilly, James J.; $85,000. 4653 Nathaniel Glen Drive: Cole, Melinda A. to Johantgen, Molly A. and Joan E. Steiner; $209,000. 5606 North Glen Road: Durban, Kim to DAC Investment Group; $70,000. 5273 Orchardridge Court: Neal, Brian W. and Amy M. to Criswell, Ashley; $156,900. 7182 Pickway Drive: Barthelmeh, Brian J. and Sarah L. to Steioff, Garrett; $165,500. 3959 Race Road: Hensley, Constance and Melba Kistner to Burkart, Lawrence; $58,000. 4109 School Section Road: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Smith, Joseph; $46,000. 6002 Sheed Road: Ellis, Kenneth G.

About real estate transfers Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. and Janet L. Scobey to Ellis, Kenneth G.; $215,500. 5748 St James Place: White Oak Ventures of Cincinnati LLC to Watters, Geraldine Tr.; $219,900.


2762 North Bend Road: Dye, Michael C. to LNV Corp.; $300,000. 5838 Shadymist Lane: Bank of New York Mellon Trust Co. The to Abraha, Ghermai A.; $40,000.


2143 Deer Meadow Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Garg, Pratima; $135,000. 2191 Deer Meadow Drive: Dickey, Ernest H. and Janice R. to Dibbini, Widad E.; $193,000. 8972 Ebro Court: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Miller, Elissa K. Tr.; $13,000. 1915 Lotushill Drive: Warsaw Federal Savings and Loan Association of Cincinnati to Boenning, Richard A.; $13,500. 6989 Somerset Drive: Sach, Emily C. Anson to Thomas, Andrew; $110,500. 759 Viewcrest Court: Penklor Properties LLC to Winbush, Cedric A. and Renee D.; $182,000.

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November 17, 2010


College commitments



Jayne Sayers looks on as her son, Colton Sayers, signs with the University of Findley for swimming at LaSalle High School on National Signing Day Nov. 10.

Colerain High School senior student athletes Allie Lekson and Allison Steinbeck sign National Letters of Intent Nov. 10 in the school auditorium. Lekson will continue her gymnastics career at Eastern Michigan University, while Allison will run cross country and track at Taylor University.


La Salle High School’s Ryan Fleming signs a letter of intent Nov. 10 with Northern Kentucky University basketball. With him was his mom, Lissa Fleming, and dad, Dan Fleming, also a basketball coach for La Salle High School.


La Salle High School’s John Burger signs with Xavier University to play golf on National Signing Day, Nov. 10, as his mom, Felicia Burger, and dad, Bob Burger, look on.


Brett Humphrey signs with Wright State University baseball with his mother, Sharilyn Humphrey, and father, Mark Humphrey, at LaSalle High School Nov. 10. PROVIDED

McAuley High School senior Kaitlyn Gerrety signs a letter of intent to play basketball at Northern Kentucky University, while her parents Stephanie and Doug Gerrety support her on National Signing Day, Nov. 10.


Drew Campbell signs for Northern Kentucky University baseball with his mom, Lisa Campbell, and father, Tony Campbell, at LaSalle High School Nov. 10.

POLICE REPORTS Police from on B8

GREEN TOWNSHIP Incidents Criminal damaging

Two doors and quarter panel dented, and hood scratched on vehicle at 5560 Westwood Northern Blvd., Nov. 1. Windows broken on two vehicles at 2083 Beechcroft Court, Nov. 2. Vehicle damaged when shot with several paint balls at 6240 Glenway Ave., Nov. 2. Window broken on vehicle at 2254 Beechcreek Lane, Nov. 2. Mailbox damaged when struck with pumpkin at 4451 Jessup Road, Nov. 3.

Domestic dispute

Argument between spouses at Hearne Road, Oct. 31. Argument between parent and child at Rybolt Road, Nov. 1. Argument between parent and child at Raceview Avenue, Nov. 3.

Domestic violence

Physical altercation between spouses at 6378 Taylor Road, Oct. 31.

Felonious assault

Suspect stabbed victim in the arm and stomach at 3407 Fiddlers Green, Oct. 31.


Two fraudulent checks passed at Check Smart at 6582 Glenway Ave., Oct. 27.


Forty-four fencing panels stolen from Home Depot at 6300 Glenway Ave., Oct. 27. Medicine, cell phone and money stolen from vehicle at 4369 North Bend Road, Oct. 29. Car stereo and an MP3 player stolen from vehicle at 5445 Muddy Creek Road, Oct. 31. Three bags of blacktop stolen from home at 6942 Blue Bird Drive, Oct. 31. GPS and purse and contents stolen from vehicle at 6236 Cheviot Road, Oct. 31. Political sign stolen from home's yard at 4009 Ebenezer Road, Oct. 31. Bowling ball, miscellaneous tools and a wallet and contents stolen from vehicle at 3204 Balsamridge Drive, Oct. 31.

Two speakers stolen from one vehicle; and money, handgun, holster, three cordless screwdrivers, cordless saw kit and 15 assorted hand tools stolen from second vehicle at 5694 Antoninus Drive, Oct. 31. Two basketballs stolen from home's front yard at 7054 Wyandotte Drive, Nov. 1. Laptop computer stolen from vehicle at 5508 Bridgetown Road, Nov. 1. Car stereo, GPS and wallet and contents stolen from vehicle at 5584 Antoninus Drive, Nov. 1. Scrap fence railing stolen from Woodland Golf Course at 5820 Muddy Creek, Nov. 1. GPS stolen from vehicle at 5590 Bridgetown Road, Nov. 1. Carton of cigarettes stolen from vehicle at 5522 Antoninus Drive, Nov. 1. Purse and contents stolen from vehicle at 2110 Beechcroft Court, Nov. 2. Money, bottle of cologne, MP3 player, amplifier and two subwoofers stolen from vehicle at 2014 Beechglen Court, Nov. 2. Cell phone stolen from victim at 6383 Glenway Ave., Nov. 2. Motorcycle stolen from parking lot at 5360 Lee's Crossing Drive, Nov. 3.

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Local Residents in Amazement Yesterday As Collectors Provide A Stimulus Package to Cincinnati & Covington! By KEN MCINTOSH STAFF WRITER

ICCA will be placing ads in newspapers, radio and running television spots this week asking people to bring in any old silver and gold coins made before 1965. Those that do bring in their coins will be able to speak with collectors one on one and have their coins looked at with an expert set of eyes. With the help of these ICCA members offers will be made to those that have coins made before 1965. Offers will be made based on silver or gold content and the rarity of the coins. All coins made before 1965 will be examined and purchased including gold coins, silver coins, silver dollars, all types of nickels and pennies, Those that decide to sell their coins will be paid on the spot. If you are like a lot of people you might have a few old coins or even a coffee can full lying around. If you have ever wondered what they are worth, now might be your chance to find out and even sell them if you choose. They could be worth a lot according to the International Coin Collectors Association also known as ICCA. Collectors will pay a fortune for some coins and currency for their collections. If they are rare enough, one coin could be worth over $100,000 according to Eric Helms coin collector and ICCA member. One ultra rare dime an 1894S Barber sold for a record $1.9 million to a collector in July of 2007. While that is an extreme example, many rare and valuable coins are stashed away in dresser drawers or lock boxes around the country. The ICCA and its collector members have organized a traveling event in search of all types of coins and currency. “Even common coins can be worth a significant amount due to the high price of silver and gold,” says Helms. Washington quarters and Roosevelt dimes and worth many times their face value. Recent silver markets have driven the price up on even common coins made of silver. Helms explains: all half dollars, quarter and dimes made before 1965 contain 90% silver and are sought after any time silver prices rise. Right now it’s a sellers market he said. The rarest coins these collectors are looking

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