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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2013

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SON Ministries offers help for the holidays for those in need

FINAL FLIGHT

By Jennie Key

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As you plan your Thanksgiving meal this year, remember families in the community who need a hand. SON Ministries can help you help others. It is an emergency food pantry that serves families and children within the Northwest Local School District. Carol and Walt Watson, directors of the community pantry housed at Groesbeck United Methodist Church, 8871 Colerain Ave., say the need was great this year. Carol Watson said she still is making a final count, but the total families served may reach more than 200. Local schools, public and private, as well as churches have donated food items and Carol says that’s what what made the Thanksgiving meals possible. The ministry only has a few weeks between

Colerain quarterback Kelvin Cook throws a pass in the first quarter of Colerain’s 35-26 loss to Moeller Nov. 23 in the Division I, Region 6 semifinals at Mason High School. Cook finished with 134 yards and a touchdown through the air. See game recap, more photos and other playoff stories on A8.JOSEPH FUQUA II/COMMUNITY PRESS

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Thanksgiving and Christmas to restock those pantry shelves. One way to help restock them is a new partnership with Meijer’s Simply Give program. The campaign encourages customers to buy $10 Meijer food pantry gift cards, which are converted into Meijer food-only

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Senior housing project gets support from neighborhood An affordable housing project being discussed for the west end of Jonrose Avenue by Colerain Township officials and the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority was warmly received by residents at a meeting Nov. 19. About 70 township residents came to the meeting at Struble Elementary School to hear officials talk about the possibility of partnering to build a project similar to one the CMHA opened in Mount Healthy in January. The Reserve on South Martin in Mount Healthy, completed this year, was fully leased on the first day applications were accepted. Geoff Milz, Colerain

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The Community Press is counting down the holidays by running stories about the people, events and programs that make it a special time of year in our community. If you are involved with a giving or charitable organization, Christmas show or other holiday event or tradition (including family traditions), tell us about it. Send an e-mail tojkey@community press.com.

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gift cards and given to a local pantry. In this case, SON Ministries will benefit from donation cards bought at the Stone Creek Meijer store through Jan. 4. If you want to provide a meal, pack a bag with three cans of corn, green beans, peas or carrots, three cans of fruit, one box instant stuffing, one box instant mashed potatoes, one can cranberry sauce, three cans of soup or beef stew, two boxes of macaroni and cheese, one box brownie mix, one jar or pack of turkey gravy and a can of sweet potatoes. Carol says cash donations that help buy gift cards to provide meat or poultry are always welcome. Volunteers, who sort donations, stock pantry shelves and help assemble holiday meal packages, are always welcome, too.

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About 70 neighbors came to hear about a possible project to build affordable senior housing on Jonrose Avenue. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRES

Township director of planning and zoning, says the area of Jonrose where the project is being considered has had a number of problems and complaints with property maintenance and crime. The area under consideration would be the “S” curve of Jonrose on both sides of the street. One possibility would be to close the top of Jon-

rose Avenue where it meets Colerain Avenue, building a new access road through the property that once housed a veterinarian’s office on Banning Road. Greg Johnson, director of the CMHA, stressed that this would affordable housing, not a voucher program. It would be ageSee SENIORS, Page A2 Vol. 92 No. 43 © 2013 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


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First babies born at new Mercy West hospital By Kurt Backscheider kbackscheider@communitypress.com

GREEN TWP. — It didn’t take very long for the new Mercy Health – West Hospital to deliver its first baby. The new full-scale hospital in Green Township opened to patients Sunday, Nov. 10, and four days later the hospital’s family birthing center welcomed its first newborn. Sebastian Ray Cole, son of West Chester couple Shawna Schroppel and Jason Cole, was born at 10:34 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13. The little guy weighed in at 7.9 pounds and measured 19.25 inches long. “He was born a week early,” said Schroppel, noting her son’s original due date was Nov. 20. “He decided he was ready.” To celebrate the birth of the first baby born at the hospital, dozens of nurses, doctors and staff gathered in the main lobby to give the baby and family a warm send off when they were released shortly after noon Thursday, Nov. 14. Sebastian was given a onesie that read, “First Baby Born First Class No-

Sebastian Ray Cole, son of Jason Cole and Shawna Schroppel of West Chester, was the first baby born at the new Mercy Health – West Hospital. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

vember 2013.” The hospital also gave the family a large hamper filled with baby supplies, toys and clothes, and arranged for a limo to take the family home. “We’re just absolutely thrilled to welcome the first baby,” said Mercy Health spokeswoman Nanette Bentley. “It’s a huge milestone for us. We’re so, so happy.” Cole said he and his wife moved to West Chester about six months ago

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from Florida. In addition to Sebastian, they also have a young daughter, 2year-old Cassidy. He said everyone they’ve met since relocating here has been warm and welcoming, and they plan to call Ohio home for quite a while. Schroppel said they chose to have their son at the new hospital because they heard Mercy Health was a family-oriented organization, and she really wanted to deliver in the new facility.

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press.com with “Neighbors Who Care” in the subject line. Make sure to include information about how to contact your nominee, a photo if you have one and your name, community and contact information, including a day-time phone number. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Nov. 28. Questions? Call Jennie Key at 513-332-5976.

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SON will also help Christmas be bright for area youngsters, thanks to a partnership with Nate’s Toy Box. In 2006, Colerain Township residents Gary and Pam Schroeder’s son Nate died in a car accident, and Nate’s Toy Box was

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limited, only available to those 55 and older. And residents have to meet income requirements, as well. South Martin Street was a chronic problem with building code issues and resident concerns for nearly 40 years. Officials from the city of Mount Healthy used Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds to rectify the issues faced in that area of the com-

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Zayna Allan is the first girl born at Mercy Health – West Hospital. She is the daughter of Firas and Rokaia Allan.

The hospital lived up to her expectations, she said. “It was awesome,” she said. “Everyone here was so wonderful. They made it feel like home.” Nurses warned the family there would be a group of staff members waiting for them in the lobby when they got off the elevator, but Schroppel said she didn’t expect to see so many people there to greet them. “I tried to hold it back, but my eyes started wa-

tering,” she said. Five days later, Mercy Health – West Hospital welcomed its first girl: Zayna Allan. Zayna was born at 2:24 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18 to dad Firas and mom Rokaia Allan of West Chester. Zayna weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 19.75 inches long. As the first baby girl born at the hospital, Zayna has won and one-year scholarship to either Mother of Mercy or McAuley High School

thanks to a donation from the Sisters of Mercy. Bentley said the first 30 babies born at the new hospital will become founding members of the “First Babies Club” and receive special, commemorative onesies and be invited to future events and reunions. Cole and his wife thanked everyone at Mercy Health – West Hospital for their help in welcoming their son to the world. “We couldn’t have asked for a better experience,” he said.

established in their son’s memory. The program provides toys to needy children. The partnership with Nate’s Toy Box means the ministry can distribute food for families and gifts for Christmas. Carol said the Northwest Local School District is referring families for Christmas assistance. Families should contact their local school

counselor if they are looking for help. If you want to donate to Nate’s Toy Box, drop off unwrapped toys for boys or girls up to age 12. Gift cards to Target or Wal-Mart – no more than $25 – can be donated for teens. SON Ministries is open Monday and Wednesday 10 a.m.- noon and Wednesday night from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30

p.m. You can drop off donations at the SON Ministries office, in the lower level of Groesbeck United Methodist Church, 8871 Colerain Ave. You can call the office at 385-1793 to make a donation or get information about the ministry. You can also visit the website at www.groesbeckumc.org .

munity. Colerain Township Administrator Jim Rowan said the meeting was a good first step and the township got good feedback from the people who live in the neighborhood around the project under consideration. “We will continue to dialog with the CMHA,” he said. Rowan said there are some hard deadlines ahead in connection with getting the property into the control of the developers so Moving Ohio Forward money can be used. There is a May deadline for those funds to be spent. The CHMA would also have to secure funding. Once the township knows the project can move ahead, there will be more community meetings to talk about the site and the layout and traffic flow. Milz said an undisclosed developer has se-

cured options on all but three of the 12 properties involved. Of the remaining three, one is in the control of the DEA, one is in the midst of foreclosure and the other in bankruptcy. At least one will be on the township’s list for demolition in December. While he thinks the project has the potential to change the neighborhood for the good, he says it’s not a certainty at this point. “This is not a done deal,” he said. “There is still a lot to do.” While residents had questions and concerns about traffic, egress, and how the project will be administered to insure the project is limited to the people it is built for, there was overall support from those at the meeting. Robert Tyra, who lives on Memory Lane, said he’s ready to see the township do something.

“It’s bad,” he said. “My son witnessed a drive-by shooting there. This will probably help property values. I don’t like the idea of increasing traffic on Banning Road, though.” Another Memory Lane resident, Bernie Wayner, has lived in his home since 1956 and has watched the downward slide of his neighborhood. He says he’s pleased the township is responding to neighbors in the area and he likes the plan. “I think it could work,” he said. “I thought they laid it out pretty well. Losing the top of Jonrose is a small price to pay, in my opinion. ” He says he will continue attending meetings as they are called to keep up with the plan as it develops.

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BRIEFLY Make a holiday porch pot at workshop Nov. 30

White Oak Gardens Make & Take Workshops continue this month. The garden center will have a Make & Take a Holiday Porch Pot program beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at the garden center, 3579 Blue Rock Road. Cost is $40 per person which does not include the pot. You can bring your own or buy one at the garden center. Call 513-385-3313 for reservations.

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Live Nativity on display at Joy Community Church

Live participants display the Reason for the Christmas Season with a visual representation - including live camels and other animals of the Nativity. The display will be open from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, and Sunday, Dec. 1, on the Hill of Joy Campus at Joy Community Church, 5000 North Bend Road. There will be storytime and special events indoors as well. There will also be free hot drinks and cookies for everyone.

Black Friday event for grade school kids

Parents looking for a few relaxing hours or a chance to get some Christmas shopping done are in luck. Mother of Mercy High School’s dance team, The Sapphire Girls, are hosting a Holiday Fun Camp event for kids Black Friday, Nov. 29, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Preschool, kindergarten and grade school boys and girls are invited to play games, make holiday crafts, watch a holiday show or movie and participate in physical fitness and exercise activities. Admission is $15 for the first child, $10 for each additional child. Children must be potty trained.

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You’re invited to the Colerain High School Senior Holiday Social especially for senior citizens in the community. The event includes a visit to the high school and a light brunch made by students and members of the PTA. The event includes musical performances by the Cardinal Band and Show Choir, a robotics demonstration, and a chance to get up and dance. This is a free event. The social is 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, Dec. 13, in the gym at the high school, 8801 Cheviot Road. School bus transportation will be provided from the Colerain and Green Township senior citizen centers at 9:30 a.m. to Colerain High School. The school buses will return to the senior centers by 12:30 p.m. Atria Northgate Park will provide transportation for its residents. If you are planning to drive yourself, there will be reserved parking for you close to the entrance of the building, with no steps to climb. There will be sign-up sheets at Atria Northgate Park, and both senior centers, or you may R.S.V.P. by phone to Debbie Potzner at 513-741-5048. If Debbie doesn’t answer, please leave the following information on her answering machine: your name, how many are coming, and if you will be riding the bus or driving.

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Family Winterfest marks fifth year in Green Twp. By Kurt Backscheider kbackscheider@communitypress.com

GREEN TWP. — Families are invited to get into the holiday spirit during a celebration at Nathanael Greene Lodge. The township will present its fifth annual Green Township Family Winterfest from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road. Jennifer Barlow, the township’s development assistant, said Winterfest is a festive way to stir up the magic and wonder of Christmas past as we begin to celebrate the holiday season. “I don’t know if there is an event like this anywhere else on the West Side of town,” she said. “It’s a great place to come with your family and make holiday memories.” She said children will be able to visit with Santa Claus, see his live reindeer, hear a story from Mrs. Claus, write letters to Santa, watch train displays and meet the Grinch and Santa’s elves. Strolling carolers, pop-

Gabriel Ernst, 5, enjoyed watching the trains speed past on one of the two train displays featured at last year’s Green Township Family Winterfest. This year’s holiday celebration is Friday, Dec. 6. FILE PHOTO

corn, cookie decorating, ornament making, hot chocolate, hot cider and lighting displays are also features of the celebration, she said. “With Santa, his reindeer and Mrs. Claus, it’s all kind of magical,” Barlow said. Once again this year, she said families will be able to donate $5 gift cards to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The gift card will go into a stocking their child decorates and be given to children in the hospital.

In the holiday spirit The Northwest Press is counting down the holidays by running stories about the people, events and programs that make it a special time of year. If you are involved with a giving or charitable organization, Christmas show or other holiday event or tradition (including family traditions), tell us about it. Send an e-mail to northwestpress@community press.com, or jkey@community press.com.

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There will also be a coat collection for the St. Vincent de Paul coat drive again this year, she said. Cheryl Pietrosky, event specialist at the lodge, said staff begin decorating the two levels of the facility the weekend after Thanksgiving. In addition to the seven Christmas trees they decorate inside, one of which is15 feet tall, she said they also set up a wooden Christmas house and other decorations outside the lodge. “People not only love the event, they love the atmosphere,” Pietrosky said. The Family Winterfest is free for Green Township residents. Parking and shuttle buses are available from 4:30-9 p.m. at the township administration building, 6303 Harrison Ave., and Sur Seal, 6156 Wesselman Road. For more information, call the township at 574-4848.

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Editor: Dick Maloney, rmaloney@communitypress.com, 248-7134

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Northwest students work on Great Miami cleanup

Northwest High School honor students stepped out of the classroom and onto the banks of the Great Miami River Nov. 2, as part of the annual Clean Sweep of the Great Miami River. The river was high, so the group of 20 Northwest students working along it at Heritage Park for the cleanup could not work in the actual river bed. The volunteers walked along the banks, roads and in the woods, collecting items. The cleanup runs the length of the Great Miami, from Indian Lake to the Ohio River, involving volunteers in both Butler and Hamilton counties. The purpose is not to just remove garbage that can be an eyesore, but to reduce the pollutant load that can be introduced into the river and tributaries, which can contaminate our water supply.

The Northwest contingent was the largest number of student volunteers the Clean Sweep has had locally. Their cumulative volunteer time came to 62 hours. Stream specialist Brian Bohl and program assistant Carrie Gibbons were the Heritage Park site coordinators from Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District, and they facilitated the event, supplying waiver forms, trash bags, gloves, orange reflective safety vests, and a safety orientation, while having on hand water and snacks, liquid anti-bacterial soap, and first aid supplies. Additional bags were supplied for recyclables this year, and the student volunteers separated out plastic, glass, and aluminum items from the garbage as they filled their bags. Colerain Township Parks

These Northwest High School honor students cleaned up the Great Miami River area at the Blue Rock Road bridge and Crosby Park,Heritage Park and Dunlap Run and under the State route 27 bridge on the border of Hamilton and Butler counties.PROVIDED

Northwest High School honor students participated in the Great Miami River Cleanup Nov. 2. PROVIDED

employee Gary Lauer helped collect, load and haul the many filled trash bags and loose heavy or large trash items, including tires, to the large rolloff dumpsters rented for this event. The volunteering students were divided into three groups, each led by an adult volunteer team leader. The self proclaimed “Trash Talkers,” led by John Kerr, cleaned up at the Blue Rock Road bridge and Crosby Park, while the “Northwest Dumpster Divers” led by Mike and Ginny Reifenberger scoured the Heritage Park and Dunlap Run areas, and “Team Bungabong” led by Brian Bohl and

Dan Heidl uncovered a thoroughly trashed area under the state Route 27 bridge on the border of Hamilton and Butler counties. Of the 115 tires retrieved this year, Mike Reifenberger “donated"30 tires he had been dragging out of the Great Miami River and piling up since the last cleanup event, and Friends of the Great Miami/ OKI’s Bruce Koehler worked to remove more than 40 tires at the New Miami site. Unusual items found included a broken toilet, at least four different sofas, several full sized TVs, a daybed, and what appeared to be an entire year’s worth of soiled disposable dia-

pers. The volunteers learned about the impact that throwing cans, bottles and other trash into the river can have on the wildlife and human populations, and what they can do to become good environmental stewards. To learn more about the annual Great Miami River Clean Sweep, or to participate in the monthly Citizen’s Water Quality Testing program, please visit the website of Rivers Unlimited at www.riversunlimited.org. For more info on programs and services offered by the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District, please visit them at www.hcswcd.org or find them on Facebook.

Mt. Healthy district honors staff members

The Mount Healthy City School District has honored top staff members with the district’s 2012-13 Support Staff of the Year and Teacher of the Year awards. Receiving the 2012-13 Support Staff of the Year award was Kathleen Beiersdorfer. Known to her friends and co-workers as “Kathy B,” she has worked in the district for 36 years in many roles. While her children attended Mount Healthy schools, she served as a parent volunteer. When a position opened as a special education aide she was recruited to serve. She then was building secretary at both Hoop and Greener elementary buildings, and then once again “recruited” away to her present position of personnel manager for the entire district. She has worked on and helped organize every levy campaign the Mount Healthy district has had on the ballot. She has spent countless hours organizing the campaign, as well as standing at a poll for election night, standing outside in the rain, snow and darkness to ensure passage of the levy and to protect the programs in the district’s schools. Beiersdorfer is the first person all new employees in the Mount Healthy district meet and her peers say she tirelessly works to make each and every person feel welcome and informed as they begin their new position. One nomination said about Beiersdorfer: “she projects a positive image at all times for

Kathleen Beiersdorfer, support staff person of the year in the Mount Healthy City School District

the district. She has done an excellent job at all of her positions in the district.” Another nomination said: “When I think of Mount Healthy Pride I see her cheerful and helpful face. Her work ethic and devotion is second to none. “ Receiving the 2012-13 Teacher of the Year award was Brenna Alderman. Alderman serves as an intervention specialist who leads the primary sensory unit at Mt. Healthy’s South Elementary School. She is also mother to four daughters, three of whom are under the age of 5. Her peers

say Alderman is a gifted and passionate teacher who is a caring and unselfish leader at South. She is known by them as being passionate about giving her students every amenity that typical students receive, including exposure to core curriculum, technology and social experiences. While the students on her roster present a lot of demands and challenges, she works with homeroom teachers to find ways for her students to be engaged and included in the typical classroom. Her peers say she goes above and beyond to meet the needs of

Teacher of the Year Brenna Alderman

all. Alderman is known as a leader in the school community. She is a leader to South’s parentinvolvement committee and has chaired numerous functions and activities, often with her young children in tow.

One nomination said “I sincerely believe that Brenna displays the passion, genius, unselfishness and leadership to be our district’s Teacher of the Year.”


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NOVEMBER 27, 2013 • NORTHWEST PRESS • A7

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FIRST SHOT AT 2013 BOYS BASKETBALL

La Salle hopes athleticism leads to another postseason run By Tom Skeen tskeen@communitypress.com

The basketballs have been rolled out for the 2013-14 boys’ season and here is a preview of how the teams in the Northwest Press coverage area are shaping up:

Colerain

Coach Kevin Higgins graduated three of his four top scorers from his regional semifinal team last season. Senior guard Kiere Bennie, who missed eight games last season due to injury (Colerain went 2-6 in those eight games), returns as the team’s leading scorer from a season ago at 8.7 point per game. The point guard dished out 3.9 assists and shot 42.2 percent from 3-point land. “He’s always been a scorer, but he deferred a little more than we wanted him to last year,” Higgins said of Bennie. “I think he’s one of the better guards in the city. He’s a really good shooter and I think he’ll have a really big year for us.” Bennie’s supporting cast will involve Trevon Mays, Marcus Allen and Kelvin Cook once the football season is over. The football aspect is an interesting one because if the football team reaches the Division I state final Dec. 6-7, Hig-

Roger Bacon’s Carlas Jackson goes up with a shot against Summit Country Day. Jackson returns this season as the Spartans’ leading scorer at 15.5 points per game.GREG LORING FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

vision I preseason area coaches’ poll - open up the season Dec. 6 against Roger Bacon.

Mount Healthy

La Salle guard Tim Bell drives to the basket during the Lancers District final against Huber Heights Wayne March, 9. Bell averaged 6.0 points and 3.5 rebounds a game last season.TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

gins could be running with a very thin team the first two games of the season and beyond depending on how quickly guys can get in to “basketball

Northwest senior Darius Hubbard throws down a dunk Nov. 12 during a scrimmage against Winton Woods. Hubbard is one of six returners for the Knights.TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS

shape.” The Cards open the season Dec. 3 at Milford.

La Salle

Coming off a regional final appearance last season, the Lancers and coach Dan Fleming will have to overcome what is likely a season-ending injury to their best player in senior guard Jeff Larkin if they hope to make another deep postseason run. Larkin – who averaged more than 17 points per game last season - had surgery to repair a torn ACL Aug. 20 after injuring himself in a preseason football practice. On top of that, secondleading scorer Connor Speed graduated, which leaves the Lancers with nobody on the current roster that averaged more than 6.1 points per game last season. Jeff’s younger brother,

Jeremy, returns for his sophomore year as Fleming’s leading scorer and a guy who plays ferocious defense, leading the Greater Catholic League South with more than two steals a game during his freshman campaign last season. Senior Tim Bell is an athletic forward who scored in double digits five times last season, with two of them coming during the Lancers’ postseason run. Freshman C.J. Fleming is one to watch, and according to coach Fleming, he “has a chance to be really good.” Senior Blake Simpson (55) gives Fleming a defensive presence inside after recording 55 blocked shots last season, leaving him just 26 shy of Walt Gibler’s GCL South record of 76. The Lancers - ranked No. 2 in The Enquirer Di-

J.J. Clark enters his third season as coach of the Owls, coming off a 419 season. Clark will be without three of his top four scorers from last season as Kobe Brown and Leon Currie-Davis transferred out of the school and Larod Johnson graduated. The good news is leading scorer Brandon Birch is back for his junior campaign after posting 9.4 points per game during his sophomore season. Senior Andrew Wilfong returns after averaging 5.4 points and 3.0 rebounds a game last season, while fellow senior Kenny Glenn – who appeared in 21 games last season – will look to have a bigger impact this season after putting up 3.0 points and 2.0 rebounds a game last season. Much of the remaining roster will come to fruition after the football season ends. Clark expects to get contributions from junior Milan Lanier, who was second on the team with 4.4 rebounds per game last season. Senior Tyree Elliott is

expected to take the court for the first time since his freshmen year when he was second on the team in scoring (9.6 ppg) and rebounding (4.2 rpg) while leading the Owls with more than two steals per game. “I like our team size and athleticism,” Clark said. The Owls open up the season at home Dec. 2 against Amelia.

Northwest

The Northwest Knights and coach Brooks Posta return six players who saw significant playing time last season during the team’s run to the district semifinals. Seniors Darius Hubbard, Charon Hill, Aaron Sims and Willie Robertson are back, along with juniors Germaine Britton and Cody Roberson. “We’ll see once it comes game time,” Posta said of how much the returning experience will help this season. “… Practice-wise it’s huge. The guys know what I expect, so this year they are kind of holding up expectations for everybody else.” Junior Jarell Marsh is expected to play a bigger See HOOPS, Page A9

PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS By Tom Skeen tskeen@communitypress.com

Boys soccer

» Long-time Roger Bacon boys soccer coach Dick Arszman announced his retirement. Arszman, who led the Spartans since 1987, amassed nearly 250 wins, including back-to-back state championships in1989 and1990. Arszman has three regional championships, seven district championships and eight GCL championships on his resumé. He’s been named Coach of the Year in the state of Ohio twice, GCL

Coach of the Year six times, and the Greater Cincinnati Coach of the Year five times. Arszman, who is a 1959 graduate of Roger Bacon, was inducted into the Roger Bacon Hall of Fame in 1999 for his accomplishments while playing football at Bacon. In 2007 he was awarded the prestigious Bron Bacevich Award in recognition of his outstanding coaching career. “Coach Arszman has had a stellar career as the head coach of our boys soccer program,” Roger Bacon Athletic Director Tom Merkle said. “His

outstanding record and long list of coaching accomplishments speak for themselves. Dick’s dedication and service of almost 30 years to the student athletes of Roger Bacon High School reflects a dedication beyond description and is a true representation of the high quality character of the man. Roger Bacon is a better place because of Dick Arszman.” Arszman will be honored with a special recognition at the Roger Bacon Sports Stag Jan. 16. For ticket information call the Roger Bacon Athletic Department at 641-

1300.

Fall senior moments

» Senior Night is an important time in an athlete’s high school career and the Community Press & Recorder, along with cincinnati.com, would like to highlight those moments. Please send a photo from your Senior Night to presspreps@gmail.com. Include the names of the people in the photo as they are shown, the school and the sport by Friday, Nov. 29. The photo can be of all the team’s seniors or a photo of athletes with their parents. Photos will

run in print Dec. 18-19 and will be used in a cincinnati.com photo gallery. Questions can be directed to mlaughman@ communitypress.com.

Catching up with College Athletes

» The Community Press & Recorder, along with cincinnati.com, would like to give readers over the holidays the ability to catch up with local high school stars doing well in college athletics. In what has become an annual readership project, parents/friends of college athletes are wel-

come to send a photo and brief description of their college athletes’ accomplishments over the last calendar year to presspreps@gmail.com. Include the names of the people in the photo as they are shown, the college name and sport, parents’ names, where the athlete lives, what weekly newspaper they get at home and their accomplishments by Friday, Dec. 13. Photos will run in print Jan. 1 and be used in a cincinnati.com photo gallery. Questions can be directed to mlaughman@ communitypress.com.


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Cards’ season ends with loss to Moeller for 2nd-straight year By Tom Skeen tskeen@communitypress.com

MASON — Colerain High School’s football team managed just 135 yards on four possessions in the second half of its 3526 loss to Moeller Nov. 23 in the Division I, Region 6 semifinals at Mason High School’s Atrium Stadium. The Cardinals never led and were playing from behind for much of the game; a position coach Tom Bolden and his guys haven’t been in all season. “We couldn’t stop them,” Bolden said. “They got a phenomenal offense and a phenomenal defense. They are a great football team.” Colerain (12-1) trailed 21-20 at halftime after back-to-back DeTuan Smith-Moore touchdowns to end the second quarter, but were outscored 14-6 and outgained 193-135 in the second half. “They kept our offense off the field in the second half and the possessions we had we didn’t do a very good with,” Bolden said. “Hats off to them, hats off to that offensive line and that quarterback and they made plays when they needed to make plays.” Moeller quarterback Gus Ragland knifed the Cardinal defense all night long for 205 yards and four touchdowns on the ground. Ragland averaged more than seven

Colerain running back DeTuan Smith-Moore celebrates after rushing for a touchdown against Moeller in the second quarter. Colerain lost 35-26 to Moeller Nov. 23 in the Division I, Region 6 semifinal at Mason High School. Smith-Moore finished with 135 rushing yards and three touchdowns.JOSEPH FUQUA II/COMMUNITY PRESS

“Here’s what these kids need to be proud of and the people of Colerain need to be proud of: They need to understand now we are sitting here talking about the Moeller-Colerain rivalry. A couple years ago we were talking about the Colerain-St. Xavier rivalry and before that we were talking about Colerain-Elder. Well, there’s one constant to those things and it’s Colerain and we take pride in that.” TOM BOLDEN

Colerain head coach

yards per carry. The 459 total yards allowed were the most Colerain had given up since a week six win over Princeton. Leading by one, Moeller took the opening drive

of the second half 67 yards for a touchdown in just six plays to go up 28-20. Colerain couldn’t recover. “It was a big debate at the beginning of the game to take the ball or kick it and we took the ball,” Bol-

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Colerain running back DeTuan Smith-Moore celebrates after he scores a touchdown in the second quarter of the Cardinals’ 35-26 loss to Moeller Nov. 23 in the Division I, Region 6 semifinals at Mason High School. The senior finished with 135 rushing yards and three touchdowns. JOSEPH FUQUA II/COMMUNITY PRESS

den said. “We just couldn’t finish some drives and we just couldn’t get the momentum. We were just playing from behind.” It’s the second season in a row the Crusaders eliminated the Cards. Moeller beat Colerain 24-21 in the

regional final last season. “Here’s what these kids need to be proud of and the people of Colerain need to be proud of: They need to understand now we are sitting here talking about the Moeller-Colerain rivalry,” Bolden said. “A

couple years ago we were talking about the ColerainSt. Xavier rivalry and before that we were talking about Colerain-Elder. Well, there’s one constant to those things and it’s Colerain and we take pride in that.”


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Mount Healthy’s season ends in heartbreaking fashion

Hoops Continued from Page A7

role this season after splitting time with varsity and junior varsity last season. The addition of Mount Healthy transfer Kobe Brown will add some depth, but Posta’s not sure if it will be enough depth once the season starts. “I like what we’ve got so far,” he said. “I don’t know if we’ll be as deep as in years past, but we have a good combination with two pretty good bigs, some guys that can shoot and some other guys that can break guys down off the dribble. I’m definitely pleased with what we’ve been able to do so far.” The Knights open the season Nov. 30 at home against Finneytown.

By Tom Skeen tskeen@communitypress.com

LOCKLAND — At first glance, the final score of the Loveland-Mount Healthy Division II, Region 6 final game at Lockland Roettger Stadium might have been predictable. It was anything but. The Owls led the topseeded Tigers 28-14 with 5:40 to play in the game before Loveland ran-off 21 straight points to secure the 35-28 victory Nov. 22. “They took the (momentum) and they never let it go,” Mount Healthy coach Arvie Crouch said. “We had some turnovers; we didn’t take care of the ball and that will get you beat every time in a game like this.” Loveland cut the lead to 28-21 after a Luke Waddell 10-yard touchdown run. On the Owls’ next possession quarterback David Montgomery was pressured and his pass attempt was intercepted. Two plays later Gunner Gambill punched it in from a yard out and the score was tied at 28 with 3:49 to play. Mt. Healthy looked like they might grab a late lead, but senior Tyree Elliott – who was in at quarterback for the injured David Montgomery – coughed up the ball at the Tiger 19 and Loveland linebacker Mike Weber scooped it up and returned it 81 yards for the game-winning touch-

Roger Bacon

Brian Neal’s Spartans enter the 2013-14 season riding a streak of five consecutive winning seasons and have made deep postseason runs to at least the regional semifinals four seasons in a row. Those streaks will likely continue with the return of their top two scorers in seniors Carlas Jackson and Austin Frentsos. The duo combined for nearly 29 points per game last season. Fellow senior Fred Moore (6-foot-6) averaged 7.4 points and 5.3 rebounds a game last season joins junior guard Dahmere Epperson and Cody Niesen to give Neal a bevy of players at 6 feet or taller, giving the Spartans a huge advantage in size and strength over the majority of their Division III opponents.

Mount Healthy quarterback David Montgomery (7) celebrates a second-quarter touchdown with teammate Tyree Elliott. The Owls lost to Loveland 35-28, Nov. 22 in the Division II, Region 6 final at Lockland Roettger Stadium to end their season at 11-2.JOSEPH FUQUA II/COMMUNITY PRESS

back Southwest Ohio Conference championships. “These guys, it’s hard to say goodbye,” Crouch said of his seniors. “They are some incredible players, but you know they helped us build the pyramid and we’re going to keep climbing.” The Owls (11-2) played with some added motivation after the death of former football and track star Vince Turnage. The 2012 Mt. Healthy grad was gunned down and killed in a home invasion of his mother’s house Nov. 17. There was a moment of silence held in Turnag-

down with 1:16 left in the contest. “I’m proud of my boys,” Crouch said. “They played their (butts) off, but hats off to Loveland. They did an outstanding job of coming back and winning that game.” The loss signals the end of the high school football career’s for 18 seniors on the Mt. Healthy roster. While not all of them contributed like an Elliot or the Lackey brothers – Jordan and Justin – the entire group played a key part in the Owls going 20-4 over the past two seasons and bringing home back-to-

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My vote? Polling places should be sacred I enjoy voting, and I try to be educated on the issues. However, as soon as I got to the polling place I was confronted by a woman who was on the pathway to the voting place, who asked me to sign a petition for a “right to work” law in Ohio. She stated categorically, “In Ohio, workers are forced to join a union or not work in some places.” Well, that is kind of true. The subtlety lies in what she did not tell people. If a company becomes unionized, it is because there was a democratic vote to see if the workers wanted the union. If they vote “yes,” then indeed, you must join the union

to work there. This is only logical. If not, only the workers in the union bear the cost of the union, but all workers beneBruce fit from pay Healey COMMUNITY PRESS and benefit improvements GUEST COLUMNIST made by the union on their behalf. It would not be fair, no matter what your beliefs are about unions, to have some workers pay to be members of the union, but all workers benefit, whether they are members or not. In addition,

CH@TROOM Nov. 20 question Do you think President Obama will be able to keep his promise that Americans will be able to keep canceled health insurance policies for a year as companies and consumers adjust to the new demands of the health care law. Why or why not?

“Based on his Presidency I am not encouraged that Obama will keep any promises except to provide Citizenship and entitlements to illegal aliens thus increasing the number of voters for his party. “However in this case thanks to former President Bill Clinton (and many others) “ I see Obama fixing the aptly named Obama “Care” to allow folks to keep their current insurance and or cancelled insurance. “I hope it is fixed soon and for more than just one year assuming Obamacare lasts that long. Go Figure!” T.D.T.

“If you go back in history, Social Security was established for when those reached retirement there would be some money there for you, not an amount to support you but, to have something. “This Obama Care is the politicians answer to the problem with SS, the government will decide for you if you need heart surgery or just let you die off. “There was money in SS and the politicians saw all this money and started all kinds of welfare programs with this money, now that SS is in trouble this is how your elected officials answer to the problem. “The hard fact of the matter is if you die because you didn’t have the heart surgery then the government doesn’t have to pay out SS to you or your family! “Think about it, does Washington, D.C. really care about

NEXT QUESTION The Ohio House has passed a bill which would redefine selfdefense and circumstances where the use of force trumps the duty to retreat to public settings, such as stores and streets. Under current law, residents need not retreat before using force if they are lawfully in their homes, vehicles or the vehicle of an immediate family member. Is this good legislation? Why or why not? Every week we ask readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to northwestpress@communitypress.com with Chatroom in the subject line.

your retirement years? “The answer is no! Do they have the same health insurance you are going to get? No! “They will have a separate insurance than you and I! Think about this when you go to vote! If you don’t vote then shut up!” J.M.B.

“Can we all stop and take a breath right now? There has been so much bashing of the president that I don’t want to hear it any more. “I recognize that the new system is not working. Many times in my life I have experienced a computer program needing time to actually work. “I also recognize that many people are waiting to enroll in health care and that many people cannot afford to lose the health care they currently enjoy. “I do believe this situation will improve, the president’s promise will be kept and we will all get what we need. “Cooler heads must prevail.” E.E.C.

the fact that not all workers are members does one thing only: weakens the ability to collectively bargain. And that, I surmise is the real reason behind that so-called “right to work” petition. Let me give a parallel example: If you have joined Costco or Sam’s Club, you pay a fee. For that fee, prices are negotiated for bulk purchases, and you reap the benefits. I for one would be upset if Sam’s Club turned around and said that they were going to let people in the door who are not members, but expected current members to continue to bear the cost so “everyone can shop here.”

I daresay the lady with the petition at my voting spot would have a harder time convincing the well-heeled Indian Hill folks that she had a petition we should sign “because in Ohio shoppers are forced to join a club or not shop in some places.” I for one am tired of this political badgering in voting places. Once inside, I had to listen to some dreadful bore spout off his beliefs about voter registration and ID laws to some of the workers, which I suspect is not allowed within 100 feet. I have nothing against free speech. However, the voting place is sacred, and it is where

we are all equal, and all express our ultimate opinions, silently. I don’t want to sign a petition, be told who is the best candidate or listen to your views on anything – I want to vote, based on what I have learned and read. I decided my vote before I got there. So shut up and vote. By the way, when I said to the lady I would not sign her petition she looked at me as if I had vomited on her shoes. I wish I had argued with her, but, you see, it was a voting place and I think these discussions are not appropriate. Bruce Healey is a resident of Indian Hill.

The tree crisis: Reviving a battlefield

The drive along Interstate 275 is the scene of a battlefield. Thousands of giant soldiers are in a battle to save their lives. Unfortunately, the enemies are winning. With too many forces working against them, the soldiers don’t stand a chance. They need replacements. The drive, that once provided an awesome view of expansive greenery, is now a scene of barren and broken limbs and masses of dead or dying trees. Tia Garcia Throughout COMMUNITY the Tristate PRESS GUEST COLUMNIST region, thousands of trees are caught in a battle against disease, insect infestations and invasive species. The emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle which bores into trees and disrupts the flow of nutrients, is now attacking the nine species of native ash throughout the region. In total, more than 20 million trees will inevitably be lost to the emerald ash borer in the Tri-State region within the next 10 years. Other insects are also threatening the tree canopy. In Clermont County, the Asian longhorned beetle is responsible for the loss of 9,000 trees. Although this beetle is expected to be contained and eradicated, it has caused significant damage, and its potential to return requires continued vigilance. Another new threat is the walnut twig beetle, which carries a fungus fatal to

black walnut trees. Insect infestations are not the only threats to the region’s trees. Disease and other invasive species also endanger local forests. With the increase of invasive plants like honeysuckle and the flowering pear, forests can’t regenerate and open areas can’t re-forest as they have in the past. The tree seedlings that do survive often fall victim to deer, whose growing population consume young plants before they have a chance to mature. With all these factors working against them, trees and forests are struggling What can be done to keep the trees we have and replace the ones that are lost? The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, the Green Partnership for Greater Cincinnati and the Green Umbrella have joined forces to create Taking Root, a broad-based campaign to address the current and historic loss of the region’s tree canopy. Through education and improved management, the campaign hopes to better maintain existing trees and also to plant 2 million trees by 2020 (one for everyone in the region). This is not the first time the region’s trees have been vic-

tims of a battle. In the late 1800s, much of the region had been de-forested. It was during this time when Cincinnati became a prominent leader in the movement to conserve the nation’s forestry. In 1875, Cincinnati natives formed the American Forestry Association. Seven years later, the First Annual Forestry Congress was held in Cincinnati. It called for “the discussion of subjects relating to tree planting: the conservation, management, and renewal of forests.” Two days later, the superintendent of Cincinnati schools, John B. Peaslee, closed all schools and every Cincinnati child went to an abandoned vineyard and planted trees. That vineyard is now Eden Park. In order to overcome the loss of the region’s tree canopy, the community must once again come together. Trees cannot fight this battle on their own, and their loss would result in devastating environmental and economic consequences. Taking Root is leading the battle to save the region’s trees through a collaborative effort in which communities will be provided opportunities to join the fight and help ensure that trees come out the winner. For more information on the battle and how you can help, go to takingroot.info. Tia Garcia is the communication intern for the Ohio-KentuckyIndiana Regional Council of Governments. She is in her fourth year at the University of Cincinnati studying both journalism and communication and will be graduating in the spring of 2014.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Levy paying dividends for district students

Levy paying dividends for district studentsI watched as both Northwest High School and Colerain High School advanced in the football playoffs. Without the passage of the Northwest Local School District levy in November 2012, neither high school would have

even played a regular season game. Along with that levy’s passing, UC Medical formed a sponsoring partnership with both schools donating $700,000 to assist school facilities. Add to the football other extra curricular activities for boys and girls, such as basketball, soccer, band, volleyball, tennis, and track, that levy assisted directly more than 70 percent of the stu-

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dents and indirectly all of them. Students still have to pay $200 each for participating but the life long memories and benefits far outweigh that cost. Not to mention the loyal fans who attend these events. Go figure!

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Dave Thomas White Oak

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nvestors are quietly buying up thousands of Greater Cincinnati homes and converting them to rental properties, filling a growing demand but, some fear, changing our communities forever. Individuals and companies are buying $5,000 foreclosures in distressed urban neighborhoods and $360,000 fourbedroom homes in new suburbs. They’re targeting Hamilton County communities including Colerain and Delhi townships, North College Hill and Mount Healthy. In Northern Kentucky, the cities of Newport and Covington are seeing investor sales, too. Investors see single-family rentals as a good financial bet. “The need will be out there for a while,” said Scott Davis, president of real estate investment firm Penklor Properties. “People who did nothing wrong” lost their jobs and houses in the economic downturn, and many are gun-shy about buying again even if they qualify to do so, he said. Many streets across the region now have four or more rentals on them, tucked amid owner-occupied houses where families have lived for years or decades. The upside is that communities have fewer vacant buildings and more housing for those who are renters by choice or necessity. The downside is that absentee owners tend to let property conditions slide, and families moving in lack an ownership stake in the community. “We’re firm believers that what we need the most are people who are stable in their homes,” said Sister Barbara Busch, executive director of the community housing group Working in Neighborhoods. “Home ownership does improve value.”

Housing crisis drives demand for single-family rental homes Single-family rental investors are making the classic connection between supply and demand – in this case, a large supply of cheap properties and a high demand for rental housing. “You have a lot of distressed homes coming out of this housing crisis, and then you have millions of displaced homeowners who have transitioned to being renters, many of whom would desire to live

Contractors Richard Sherman, left, and Craig Reynolds paint the ceiling in the basement at a home local investors Michael and Heather Ewers are having rehabbed. JOSEPH FUQUA II/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

in a single-family home still, even if they are renting,” said Daren Blomquist, vice president at the national housing data firm RealtyTrac. More than 50,000 properties in Greater Cincinnati’s 15 counties Cincinnati metro area have been foreclosed or sold as short sales since the housing downturn, according to RealtyTrac. Generally the former owners can’t qualify for another mortgage for at least three years. Regina Carraher, 45, lost her 2,400-square-foot White Oak home to foreclosure after her marriage broke up, and in early November she moved into a house half the size in Colerain Township. She would have preferred a lower-maintenance townhouse, but a detached home was important to her 15-year-old son. “He promised to cut the grass,” Carraher said. It’s a tight fit with the two of them, an 18-year-old daughter, a Maltese dog and a cat. But for $865 a month, it works. “We’re hoping for a fresh start,” Carraher said. She rents from part-time investors Michael and Heather

Ewers of Liberty Township. The Ewers, who work in sales by day, bought the house in late August for an undisclosed amount and hired contractors to replace the furnace, refinish the floors and upgrade the electrical system.

Investors making way from coasts to heartland

U.S. home ownership hit a 16-year low last year, with 65.4 percent of all households owning their homes, according to Census data. Single-family houses are filling the new demand for rentals, with 1.4 million conversions occurring nationwide between 2009 and 2011, according to the American Housing Survey. Investment in single-family rentals started on the West Coast and hopped over the country to Atlanta, Florida and the Carolinas, Blomquist said. Now, investors are making their way to the heartland. Single-family rentals are an attractive investment because they produce monthly income as well as a good possibility of appreciation when sold. Home values aren’t likely to skyrocket in Cincinnati the way they

do out West or in Florida, but they’re also starting far lower. “We tell (California investors) you can get a property here for $65,000, and they think they’re going to be dodging bullets,” Michael Ewers said. “What the Midwest has to offer is you’re not going to see the huge spikes, but you’re not going to see the huge drops, either.” The Ewers, together with a California partner, are working on their fifth house. They buy distressed properties, hire contractors to rehab them and sell the finished products – complete with tenants – to out-of-state investors. Cincy Area Properties owner Jesse Brewer buys, rehabs and manages about a dozen single-family rentals a year both on behalf of investors and for his own portfolio. He also manages about 700 singlefamily rentals and apartments. Penklor Properties, the largest local company in the fix-and-rent arena, works with several hedge funds, including Intrepid Capital and Five Ten Capital, both from California. Penklor identifies houses for the funds to buy, then rehabs, rents and maintains the properties on their behalf. Penklor is expanding quickly in response to investor demand, said president Scott Davis, a former Procter & Gamble engineer. The Springdale-based company was in the process of buying or fixing up 70 properties in early November.

Some community leaders concerned

From left, local investors Michael Ewers and Heather Ewers look on as contractor Ray “JR” Sherman takes measurements for a porch at a house they are rehabbing on Coogan Drive in Colerain Township. The Ewers buy distressed properties, rehab them and sell the finished products to out-of-state investors. JOSEPH FUQUA II/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Investors are obviously looking for a profit, but they also defend their work as a benefit to the community. Properties’ values rise after they’re renovated, which in turn means that schools and municipalities collect more taxes, Davis said. “If we can build up the tax base and make money in the process, it’s a win-win,” he said. Several local homeowners said they weren’t concerned

about having rentals on their street. “I didn’t even know – I thought they were buying and flipping them,” said Kevin Blucker, 39, whose family of four lives on Coogan Drive in Colerain Township, near several investor-owned properties. “As long as they’re not renting to trouble-makers it doesn’t bother me any.” Colerain doesn’t mind being an investor target, said Geoff Milz, the township’s director of planning, building and zoning. “Young families want to rent in Colerain,” he said. “We hope those folks who rent here will like it so much that they choose to stay and buy.”

Looking ahead to the end game

The rush to rental conversions won’t last, most experts agree. The supply, in particular, is expected to dry up as foreclosure rates continue their steady decline. However, the volume of unsold foreclosures that banks have in their “shadow inventory” is a big unknown, Davis said. The obvious exit option for investors is to sell their rental homes if and when prices rise to an attractive level. The question, RealtyTrac’s Blomquist said, is when. Brewer plans single-family rehabs assuming he or his investor will hold the property for three to five years. If a roof appears to have less than eight years of life left, for instance, he will replace it. “Then the speculation is once the dust settles you sell them for a profit,” Brewer said. However, that assumes prices and sales continue to gain steam. Many think singlefamily rentals could be with us for a while as lifestyles and careers continue to become more mobile. “It’s not going to go away,” Busch said. “Liking it or not liking it, we’re eventually going to figure out how to deal with it.”


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FRIDAY, NOV. 29 Drink Tastings Holiday Season Wine Tasting, 5:30-8 p.m., Nature Nook Florist and Wine Shop, 10 S. Miami Ave., Try wines perfect for meals and celebrations during holiday season. Pouring five wines. Light snacks included. Ages 21 and up. $6. 467-1988. Cleves.

Farmers Market Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd., Locally produced food items. Free. 481-1914; www.lewfm.org. Cheviot.

service available. $24; $21 seniors, students and groups. 241-6550; www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. West Price Hill.

Religious - Community Live Nativity, Noon-4 p.m., Joy Community Church, 5000 North Bend Road, Hot chocolate and cookies available indoors. Includes children’s activity. Free. Through Dec. 1. 662-4569; www.joycommunitychurch.org. Monfort Heights.

SUNDAY, DEC. 1 Benefits

Ralph and the Rhythm Hounds, 8 p.m.-midnight, Legends, 3801 Harrison Ave., $5. 662-1222. Cheviot.

Toys for Tots, 2-8 p.m., Maloney’s Pub West, 408 Greenwell Ave., Bring unwrapped toy. Meet U.S. Marines, Santa, Grinch and elves. Door prizes, raffles and split-the-pot. Free. 7487040. Delhi Township.

Music - Country

Community Dance

Southern Highway, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Club Trio, 5744 Springdale Road, Free. 385-1005. Colerain Township.

Diamond Squares, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, Plus level Western square and round dance club for experienced dancers. Pre-rounds 5:30 p.m. $5. 929-2427; www.sonksdf.com. Springfield Township.

Music - Blues

On Stage - Theater A Christmas Carol, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Special musical version of Dickens’ all-time favorite tale. $24; $21 seniors, students and groups. 241-6550; www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. West Price Hill.

Youth Sports Stan Kimbrough Basketball Academy Day After Thanksgiving Clinic, Noon-4 p.m., Western Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Former NBA and Xavier standout teaches fundamentals of basketball. For children in first through eighth grade. $60. Registration required. 229-0863; www.kimbrobball.com. Westwood.

SATURDAY, NOV. 30 Art & Craft Classes Sewing 101 Class, 9-11 a.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3022 Harrison Ave., Learn to sew in one-on-one class setting making pillow and getting acquainted with sewing machine. All materials provided. $50. Registration required. 225-8441. Westwood.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness, 10:30-11:30 a.m., St. John’s Westminster Union Church, 1085 Neeb Road, $5. 347-4613. Delhi Township. Striders with Strollers, 9-10 a.m., Northgate Mall, 9501 Colerain Ave., Across from playland near Macy’s. Designed to help lift mood, strengthen bones and joints, improve balance/coordination, spend time with baby and make new friends. $8. Registration required. 478-1399. Colerain Township.

Holiday - Christmas Holiday Crafts, 2-4 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Winton Centre. Make crafts to take home. $.50-$2 per craft. Free, with vehicle permit. 5217275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township. Christmas Open House, 2-9 p.m., Midwest Art Center, 8021 W. Mill St., Members paintings, drawings, sculptures, jewelry, art pottery restorations, caricatures and book signing. Free. 708-1339; www.midwestartcenter.com. Miamitown.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke with DJ Doc, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 3737 Stonecreek Blvd., Free. 923-9464. Colerain Township.

Music - Country Buffalo Ridge Band, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Club Trio, 5744 Springdale Road, Free. 385-1005; www.clubtriolounge.com. Colerain Township.

Nature Nature Movies, 2-4 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Ellenwood Barn. Drop-in program. Popcorn provided, but feel free to bring your own snack or sit-upons. Free, parking permit required. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Colerain Township.

On Stage - Theater A Christmas Carol, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, Audio description

Exercise Classes Yoga, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Strengthen, stretch and tone with gentle postures that release tension rand support the integrity of the spine. Family friendly. $7 walk-in; $120 for 10 classes. 923-1700; www.guenthnerpt.com. Monfort Heights. Leslie Sansone’s Walk Live, 2:15-3 p.m., Greater Emanuel Apostolic Temple, 1150 W. Galbraith Road, Lower level. One-mile walk in powerful, low-impact, indoor, aerobic workout. Free. 324-6173. North College Hill.

Holiday - Christmas St. Nicholas Day Celebration, 1-5 p.m., German Heritage Museum, 4790 West Fork Road, St. Nicholas meet-and-greet 2-4 p.m. Fairview German Language School members performance at 3 p.m. Cincinnati Carvers Guild displays wood carvings. Refreshments available. Free, donations accepted. 574-1741; www.gacl.org/museum.html. Green Township. Holiday Crafts, 2-4 p.m., Winton Woods, Free, with vehicle permit. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township. Westwood’s Deck the Hall, 2-6 p.m., Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, 3017 Harrison Ave., Santa’s workshop with crafts for ages 3-12. Holiday tree lighting at 4 p.m., kicked off with carols from five of Westwood’s best choirs. Free. 6626100. Westwood.

Nature Nature in Winter Hike, 2 p.m., Fernbank Park, 60 Thornton Ave., Meet a naturalist at the playground for a hike to discover how nature copes with winter. Free, parking permit required. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Sayler Park.

III-V round dance club for experienced dancers. Ballroom figures: waltz, two-step, cha cha, rumba, tango and bolero. $6. Through Dec. 16. 929-2427. Greenhills. Unicorners Singles Square Dance Club, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Experienced Western-style square dancers and round dancers. Singles and couples welcome. $5. 929-2427. Mount Healthy.

Exercise Classes Pilates Class, 11 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Improve strength, flexibility, balance, control and muscular symmetry. Instructor Celine Kirby leads core-strengthening exercises using bands and weights. Bring yoga mat. $5. 741-8802; www.coleraintwp.org. Colerain Township. Cardio Dance Party, 7:45-8:45 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, Incorporates variety of dance styles, including jazz, hip hop, Latin, jive and more danced to popular music. $10. Registration required. 617-9498; www.cardiodanceparty.com. Springfield Township. Hatha Yoga, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Bring mat and engage in stretching, breathing and relaxing techniques. $6. 741-8802; www.colerain.org. Colerain Township. Flex Silver Sneakers Exercise Class, 9:30-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Instructor-led, mixing core, strength and cardio. For ages 65 and up. $3. 923-5050; www.colerain.org. Colerain Township. Fit Bodz, 6:15-7:15 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Lose weight, lose body fat, increase strength, stamina and flexibility. Bring mat, dumbbells, towel and water bottle. $8. 741-8802; www.colerain.org. Colerain Township. Striders with Strollers, 9-10 a.m., Northgate Mall, $8. Registration required. 478-1399. Colerain Township.

Music - Blues Blues and Jazz Jam, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Poor Michael’s, 11938 Hamilton Ave., Featuring rotating musicians each week. Free. 825-9958. Springfield Township.

Senior Citizens Movement Class for Seniors, 11 a.m.-noon, Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, $6, first class free. 923-1700; www.guenthnerpt.com. Monfort Heights. Medicare Seminar, 2-3 p.m., Triple Creek Retirement Community, 11230 Pippin Road, Ask experts about medicare, medicaid, and insurance benefits. For seniors. Free. Reservations required. 851-0601; www.triplecreekretirement.com. Colerain Township.

TUESDAY, DEC. 3

On Stage - Theater

Art & Craft Classes

A Christmas Carol, 2 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $24; $21 seniors, students and groups. 241-6550; www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. West Price Hill.

Sewing 101 Class, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, $50. Registration required. 225-8441. Westwood. Young Rembrandts: Drawing Class for Kids, 4:15-5:15 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Weekly through Feb. 4. Uses art as way to develop essential learning skills. Ages 6-12. $96. Registration required. 779-7278; www.colerain.org. Colerain Township.

Religious - Community Live Nativity, Noon-4 p.m., Joy Community Church, Free. 6624569; www.joycommunitychurch.org. Monfort Heights.

Senior Citizens Over 55 Dance, 2-5 p.m., Delhi Senior and Community Center, 647 Neeb Road, Non-members welcome. Music by Nelson. $6. 451-3560. Delhi Township.

MONDAY, DEC. 2 Art Exhibits Selections 2013, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road, The 16th, and region’s longest continuously running, biennial exhibition of works created by regional high school students as selected by their art teachers. Free. 244-4314; www.msj.edu/ ssg. Delhi Township.

Community Dance Royal Rounds, 7:30 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road, Phase

Art Exhibits Selections 2013, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; www.msj.edu/ssg. Delhi Township.

Community Dance Continentals Round Dance Club, 2 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., For beginners. Phase III-V level round dance club. $6. Through Dec. 17. 929-2427. Mount Healthy. Team Jeff Anderson Line Dancing, 6-7 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Line dancing fitness party. Ages 18 and up. $5. 741-8802; colerain.org. Colerain Township.

Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., presents a musical version of “A Christmas Carol” Nov. 29 through Dec. 22. Tickets are $24, $21 for seniors, students and groups. For more information, call 241-6550 or visit www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. Pictured are Harold Murphy as Ebenezer Scrooge and Dave Wellert as the Ghost of Jacob Marley. THANKS TO MIKKI SCHAFFNER Exercise Classes Zumba Gold, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Community-oriented dance-fitness class to provide modified, low-impact moves for active older adults. $5. 741-8802; www.colerain.org. Colerain Township. Fit Chixx, 10-10:45 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Strength training, plyometrics, cardio and core. $5. 205-9772. Colerain Township.

Senior Citizens Open House, 2-4 p.m., Triple Creek Retirement Community, 11230 Pippin Road, 2540-B Strawberry Lane. For seniors who want to avoid the hassles of homeownership while still maintaining their independence. Free. 851-0601; www.triplecreekretirement.com. Colerain Township. Downton Abbey, 10 p.m., North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave., Showing episode of popular PBS show about an English Estate and its residents at the turn of the 20th century. Tea and cookies during the show. Showings will continue based upon popularity. For seniors. Free. 521-3462. North College Hill.

Support Groups Caregiver Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Martin of Tours, 3720 St. Martin Place, Father Kotter Library. To support caregivers of elderly or disabled parents (relatives). Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 929-4483; www.ccswoh.org/caregivers. Cheviot.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 4 Art & Craft Classes Crafty Hour, 5-8 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3022 Harrison Ave., Bring your own craft and use space to get creativity flowing or create new project for low cost with Broadhope’s help. Free. 225-8441; www.broadhopeartcollective.com. Westwood. Sewing 101 Class, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, $50. Registration required. 225-8441. Westwood. Young Rembrandts: Drawing Class for Kids, 10-10:45 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Weekly through Feb. 5. Drawings concentrate on skills of drawing and coloring while developing fine motor skills, listening skills, staying on task and spatial organization. For ages 3 1/2-5. $96. Registration required. 779-7278; www.colerain.org. Colerain Township.

Art Exhibits Selections 2013, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; www.msj.edu/ssg. Delhi Township.

Exercise Classes Yoga, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, $7 walk-in; $120 for 10 classes. 923-1700; www.guenthnerpt.com. Monfort Heights. Zumba Toning, 7:15 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road,

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to www.cincinnati.com and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to life@communitypress.com along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to www.cincinnati.com and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Targeted body sculpting exercises and high energy cardio work. Bring a mat or towel, and a water bottle. $5. 741-8802; www.coleraintwp.org. Colerain Township. Fit Bodz, 6:15-7:15 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $8. 741-8802; www.colerain.org. Colerain Township. Dance Jamz, 8:15-9 p.m., The Gymnastics Center, 3660 Werk Road, High-energy cardio dance class. $5 or 10 classes for $40. 706-1324; www.thegymnasticscenter.com. Green Township. Striders with Strollers, 9-10 a.m., Northgate Mall, $8. Registration required. 478-1399. Colerain Township. Zumba, 6:15 p.m., Keeping Fit Studio, 7778 Colerain Ave., High-energy dance fitness class for all ages and all levels of fitness. Ages 18 and up. $5. 923-4226. Colerain Township.

Health / Wellness Baby Basics, 7-9:30 p.m., Mercy Health – West Hospital, 3300 Mercy Health Blvd., Bathing, diapering, feeding, safety issues, when to call the doctor, normal baby behavior and how to prepare for those first weeks of parenting are among topics discussed. $20. Registration required. 956-3729; www.emercy.com. Monfort Heights.

Music - Classic Rock Heffron Brothers, 8 p.m.midnight, Club Trio, 5744 Springdale Road, Free. 385-1005; www.clubtriolounge.com. Colerain Township.

On Stage - Theater A Christmas Carol, 7:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $24; $21 seniors, students and groups. 241-6550; www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. West Price Hill.

Religious - Community Wednesday Night Solutions, 7-8:30 p.m., Vineyard Westside Church, 3420 Glenmore Ave., Weekly interactive DVD presentation hosted by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. Variety of topics addressing everyday issues such as communication, conflict and more. Through Dec. 18. 922-7897; www.cloudtownsend.com/ resources/solutions. Cheviot. Free Community Meal, 5:306:30 p.m., Central Church of Christ, 3501 Cheviot Ave., Free. 481-5820; www.centralchurchofchrist1.com. Westwood.

Senior Citizens Zumba Gold, 1-2 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Modified Zumba for seniors and beginners with standing and chair participation. For seniors. $3, $25 for 10 classes. 205-5064; www.debsfitnessparty.com. Green Township.

THURSDAY, DEC. 5 Art Exhibits Selections 2013, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,

Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; www.msj.edu/ssg. Delhi Township.

Community Dance Team Jeff Anderson Line Dancing, 6-7 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $5. 741-8802; colerain.org. Colerain Township.

Exercise Classes Hatha Yoga, 10-11 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $6. 741-8802; www.colerain.org. Colerain Township. Flex Silver Sneakers Exercise Class, 9:30-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $3. 923-5050; www.colerain.org. Colerain Township. Zumba Gold, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $5. 741-8802; www.colerain.org. Colerain Township.

Health / Wellness Breakfast and Learn: All About Arthritis, 9-10 a.m., Tag’s Cafe and Coffee Bar, 5761 Springdale Road, Learn about what arthritis is, who is susceptible to it, what causes it, how to relieve it and steps to help prevent joint disease. Ages 21 and up. Free. Reservations required. 941-0378. Colerain Township.

On Stage - Theater Christmas on Campus: Christmas Grace, 7-9:30 p.m., Cincinnati Christian University, 2700 Glenway Ave., American Sign Language interpretation provided. Musical theater production with original script by Paul Friskney. Hear family stories and sing along with Christmas songs. Featuring cast, choirs, orchestra and dancers. Dessert reception included. $10. 244-8165; www.ccuniversity.edu/christmas. East Price Hill. A Christmas Carol, 7:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $24; $21 seniors, students and groups. 241-6550; www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. West Price Hill. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, 7:30 p.m., North College Hill City Center, 1500 W. Galbraith Road, In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids, probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem, and the fun, when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on. $10 adults, $5 children under 12. Through Dec. 8. 588-4910; www.centerstageplayersinc.com. North College Hill.

Senior Citizens Movement Class for Seniors, 11 a.m.-noon, Guenthner Physical Therapy, $6, first class free. 923-1700; www.guenthnerpt.com. Monfort Heights


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Cookbook has gluten-free recipes I got some unexpected exercise today. The wind was blowing so hard when I hung up the clothes that it literally blew most of them off the line right after I put the clothespins on Rita the last Heikenfeld of the RITA’S KITCHEN socks. Now I didn’t mind chasing the dish towels across the field, but it was a little embarrassing to see my “unmentionables” flying freely toward the road. My girlfriend called me later and said she was driving by when all this happened. “Made me chuckle,” she said. I guess it’s what we call a cloud with a silver lining.

Giovanna’s gluten-free meatballs and spaghetti You know her as Joanne Trimpe, author of two Holy Chow cookbooks, the first of which is “Holy Chow” and the second, new one is “Holy Chow Gluten Free.” You may recognize her as a television personality and personal chef to Archbishop Dennis Schnurr. I know her as Giovanna, and we have become friends and colleagues. Giovanna decided to write anoth-

Enjoy meatballs and be gluten-free with Giovanna Trimpe’s recipe.THANKS TO GIOVANNA TRIMPE.

er cookbook with gluten-free recipes because Archbishop Schnurr is gluten intolerant, yet enjoys good food. “I was nervous at first. I didn’t know much about gluten intolerance so I knew I needed to learn how to cook gluten free, but with all the flavor of my original recipes,” she said. Well, Giovanna has nailed it. Her book has really good, doable gluten-free recipes, from appetizers like crab cakes that start your meal with flair to dinners that are entertainment worthy. Her eggplant Parmesan is unbelievably good. There’s a special section from friends and family. I contributed recipes for the dessert section. Every recipe has a photo along with a

Bible quote relating to it, so you are feeding both body and soul. I chose Giovanna’s meatball and spaghetti recipe since that’s a universal favorite and a nice change from all the turkey we eat this time of year. Check out her website http://holychowbook.com/ for information to purchase the book. Also available at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Rookwood and sells for $16.95. Prepare meatballs 11⁄2 pounds of ground chuck 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 ⁄2 teaspoon ground pepper 1 egg white 11⁄2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dry 1 ⁄2 cup soy milk or any type lactose-free milk 11⁄2 cups bread crumbs

Now, this is where it is important to use gluten-free bread crumbs. You can buy frozen gluten-free bread and, using your food processor, make 11⁄2 cups. Work the meatball mixture with your hands. Keep hands wet while rolling meat into about two-inch meatballs. Place meatballs on a large plate while you finish. This should yield about 18-20 meatballs. Prepare simple tomato sauce Put 1⁄4 cup extra virgin olive oil in large sauce pan on medium heat. Stir in 1⁄2 cup chopped onions and cook for 3 minutes. Add 3 cloves minced garlic and cook for only 2 or 3 minutes and be careful not to burn garlic. Add 2 teaspoons Kosher salt and 1 teaspoon pepper

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and simmer for another 2 or 3 minutes. Then add two 32 oz. cans whole tomatoes, crushed with your hands (or fresh tomatoes that are equal to the same amount). Cook for 5 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon dry basil or about 8-10 fresh basil leaves. Now add two 15 oz. cans tomato sauce and two 6 oz. cans tomato paste. Rinse out cans to get the most of the sauce. Measure out two cups of the juice/sauce water and add that to sauce. Simmer on low for 20 to 30 minutes for marinara sauce only, or 45 minutes to an hour if you are adding uncooked meatballs.

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Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-onone with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or email Jayne Martin Dressing, jdressing@lngc.org. Granny’s Garden School – Volunteers needed from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays to work on behind-the-scenes projects. Volunteers also needed to help with developing Web pages. Call 489-7099; Granny’s Hands-on Gardening Club is looking for new gardeners, to work with garden manager Suellyn Shupe. Experienced gardeners, come to share your expertise and enjoy the company of other gardeners while supporting the Granny’s Garden School program times: 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The school is at the Loveland Primary and Elementary, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. email schoolgarden@fuse.net or visit www.grannysgardenschool.com. Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives across the city. Call 542-0195. Raymond Walters College – Needs volunteers to serve as tutors to skills enhancement students. The class meets from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 745-5691. Stepping Stones – has ongoing volunteer opportunities for people ages 13-adult. Stepping Stones, a non-profit United Way partner, helps children, teens and adults with developmental disabilities find pathways to independence that improve their lives and enable them to more fully participate in their communities. The organization offers year-round programs at two sites. For more information, visit www.steppingstonesohio.org.

Instant vanilla sauce for bread pudding, cake, etc. OK, trust me on this one. Instead of making vanilla sauce with eggs, etc. from scratch, just melt good quality vanilla ice cream slowly until it’s slightly warm. What you’ll wind up with is a not-too-thick sauce that is delicious on bread pudding or drizzled into hot chocolate. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at columns@communitypress.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Cincinnati Woman’s Club honored as Shriner’s donor The Cincinnati Woman’s Club was recently recognized as a Level Three Donor by The Shriner’s Hospital for Children. Vanessa R. Mosely, director of development for

Cincinnati Shriners Hospital, presented the award to CWC Philanthropy Chairman Bev Oliver, who accepted it on behalf of the club’s entire membership. A Level Three Donor in

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the Shriners national recognition program has cumulatively given between $7,500 and $10,000. The Cincinnati Woman’s Club began contributing to our local Shriners Hospital for Children in 1999. The Cincinnati Woman’s Club supported Shriner’s Camp Ytiliba for Burned Children when its membership selected the camp as one of their gift research charities for 20102011. The Shriners Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati provides treatment for

burns, cleft lip and palate and specialized plastic surgery. It provides comprehensive acute, reconstructive and rehabilitative care. A multidisciplinary team works closely with patients and their families to provide support during their recovery and transition back to school and family life. Since 1894, The Cincinnati Woman’s Club has focused on educating its members and working cooperatively to make Greater Cincinnati a better place.

CWC member Bev Oliver (Indian Hill resident), at left, accepts the Level Three Donor Award presented to the Cincinnati Woman's Club by Shriner's Hospital Development Director Vanessa R. Mosley, at right. PROVIDED

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Herrmann Services of Groesbeck wrote a check for $3,410 to The Pink Ribbon Girls of Cincinnati. In support of breast cancer awareness month, Herrmann Services partnered with customers to donate $10 for every breast cancer awareness yard sign placed in a yard for the month of October. Two-hundred-ninety signs were placed around town by their customers and in turn, $2,900 was raised, plus an additional $510 was donated to the organization by our loyal customers. “It’s really exciting to be able to give back to our community. I am proud that so many of our customers wanted to be a part of this fundraiser. Last year we donated $2500, so the increase of $910 is something we are really proud of. Next year we intend to partner with Pink Ribbon Girls again and continue to raise our goal of more signs and more donations to have an even larger donation to aid people affected by this disease,” said Jason Herrmann, service manager/ owner of Herrmann Services. Tracie Metzger, Founder/Director of Pink Ribbon Girls, expresses her appreciation. “Pink Ribbon Girls is honored to have such great local support from Herrmann Services Pink Ribbon Girls provides personalized support to young women and their families throughout all phases of the breast cancer journey. We accomplish this through education, outreach and one-onone support. Our vision is that no one travels this road alone,” Metzger said. Pink Ribbon Girls creates awareness in the community that young women do indeed get diagnosed with breast cancer. Their goal is to communicate that 1 in 8 women gets diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime and therefore impacts their family and friends. We strive to rally around these survivors and create awareness. Pink Ribbon Girls provides services to families going through breast cancer treatment like meals, house cleaning and transportation. Check out PRG at www.pinkribbongirls.org or find us at www.herrmannservices.com. For more information, please contact Sarah Baker at sbaker@herrmannservices.com.


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THE ANSWER IS… College of Mount St. Joseph students outside the United Nations headquarters in New York. THANKS TO JILL EICHHORN

Mount students learn about impact of service at UN visit Mixing classroom and real world experience, a group of students and professors from the College of Mount St. Joseph recently went to New York City where they met with United Nations representatives, and participated in International Youth Day with UN Secretary General Ban Kimoon. The trip marks the sixth year that Mount students and faculty have had the opportunity to learn more about eight UN development goals to bring more awareness and support for global issues, including universal primary education, maternal health and reducing poverty. “This trip is an excellent way for our students to have international experience and to become aware of how our actions have an impact on the rest of the world,” said Jim Bodle, professor of psychology and honors program director

at the Mount. Mount student Samantha Buschle, a senior English major from Cheviot, said she hopes to use what she learned about some of the development goals into her future career as a teacher. “I want to put some of those goals into action within my classroom,” she said. “Things like making sure my students have a lunch every day and that all boys and girls are treated equally. Even if I cannot make a worldwide difference, I can make a difference within the school that I teach.” This year’s trip marked the first time Mount students were able to celebrate International Youth Day at the UN. “Celebrating the day gave us an opportunity to hear about primary issues countries such as India, Lebanon and Niger are experiencing, and how the UN is helping assist children in those coun-

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tries,” said Sara Vice, a psychology major from Glendale. English professor Elizabeth Bookser Barkley has been co-leading the group with Bodle since the Mount’s program began. “Over the fall semester, students will meet a series of local guests committed to the UN Development goals on issues such as the empowerment of women, international food programs and environmental sustainability. The students will also take part in service learning opportunities that allow them to see the impact of their work.” The group of Mount students ranged from sophomores to seniors with a variety of undergraduate fields of study. Each student was able to apply for a scholarship offered through the Mount’s Sister Francis Marie Thrailkill Cultural and Service Immersion Fund.

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The Cincinnati VAMC’s Mobile Health Unit is designed to help eligible Veterans access the VA Healthcare programs/services they deserve! Staff will be on hand to determine eligibility and provide information. You can enroll for health care on-the-spot in just 30 minutes. For more information call 513-861-3100, press 2 for eligibility. There is no charge for this service.


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Three opportunities for green holiday fun By Shelly Sack

northwestpress@communitypress.com

Green is usually one of the traditional colors of the holiday season, but three Cincinnati area organizations are going a step further and partnering to bring the ecological green to the normally store-bought holiday season. Grailville Retreat & Program Center, Gorman Heritage Farm and Turner Farm have separate hands-on activities, with a binding theme of “going green.” “We are in several organizations together and after a shared dinner decided to promote the shared opportunities we have, instead of tripping over each other,” said Terrie Puckett, Grailville program and volunteer manager. “Our holiday workshops seemed like a natural fit to advertise all

three together as a great way to spend a family holiday.” » Grailville, at 932 O’Bannonville Road, in Loveland, is hosting a “Homegrown Holiday” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Cost is $40

for a half day or $75 for a full day. Enjoy a day of two workshops full of creating natural cleaners and gifts. Lunch is included with both workshops. The first workshop, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., will be led by Amanda Phir-

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EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN

5921 Springdale Rd

At CHURCH BY THE WOODS

Active Youth, College, Senior Groups Exciting Music Dept, Deaf Ministry, Nursery

BAPTIST SHARON BAPTIST CHURCH 4451 Fields Ertel Road Cincinnati, OH 45241 (513) 769-4849 gstep77507@aol.com

Services

Sunday School - 10:00 am Sunday Morning - 11:00 am Sunday Evening - 6:00 pm Wednesday - 7:00 pm Evening Prayer and Bible Study

Wyoming Baptist Church

(A Church For All Seasons) Burns and Waverly Avenues Cincinnati OH 45215 821.8430

Steve Cummins, Senior Pastor Sunday School..............................9:00 am Coffee & Fellowship...................10:00 am Praise & Worship........................10:30 am www.wyomingbc.homestead.com Visitors Welcome!

CHRISTIAN CHURCH DISCIPLES Mt. Healthy Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

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

EPISCOPAL Christ Church Glendale Episcopal Church 965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 christchurch1@fuse.net www.christchurchglendale.org The Reverend Roger L Foote 8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-12

LUTHERAN Faith Lutheran LCMC 8265 Winton Rd., Finneytown www.faithcinci.org

Contemporary Service 9am Traditional Service 11:00am

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

www. trinitymthealthy.org 513-522-3026

1553 Kinney Ave, Mt. Healthy

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

Pastor Todd A. Cutter

Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS Rev. Richard Davenport, Pastor Worship & Sunday School 10:30 a.m, Bible Study 9:15 a.m. Sundays

Classic Service and Hymnbook

www.trinitylutherancincinnati.com

385-7024

UNITED METHODIST Christ, the Prince of Peace United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513) 385-7883 Rev. Mark Reuter Sunday School 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available www.cpopumc.org “Small enough to know you, Big enough to care”

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 www.cos-umc.org "Christmas Gifts That Won’t Break: Steadfast Hope" Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

Dr. Cathy Johns, Senior Pastor

Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

www.churchbythewoods.org 3755 Cornell Rd., Sharonville , Ohio 45241 You have a choice of Ministry: 1. Traditional Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM. Language: English Multi-cultural, multi-generational, and multi-ethnic. 2. Contemporary Sunday Worship with Freedom Church at 10:30 AM. Language: English It’s not about Religion; it’s about relationships! www.freedomchurchcincinnati.com 3. Taiwanese Traditional Sunday Worship st 2:00 PM. Language: Taiwanese, UC Campus Fellowship on Saturdays, www.cincinnatitaiwanese.org 4. Seventh Day Adventist Saturday Worship at 10:00 AM. Language: Spanish Loving - Caring - and Sharing God’s Word Notes: Nursery School is provided at each Worship time English as a Second Language (ESL) is taught on Saturday 10-12 AM. Various Bible Studies are available.

EVANGELICAL COMMUNITY CHURCH

3682 West Fork Rd , west of North Bend Traditional Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Worhip 9:45am

Nursery Available * Sunday School 513-481-8699 * www. mhumc.org Spiritual Checkpoint ... Bearing the Love of Christ...for you!

Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

Corner of Compton and Perry Streets 513-931-5827 Sunday School 8:45 - 9:45am Traditional Worship 10:00 - 11:00am Contemporary Gathering: Bible & Conversation 11:30 - 12:30 Nursery Available Handicap Access "Come as a guest. Leave as a friend".

Sharonville United Methodist

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

3751 Creek Rd.

513-563-0117

www.sharonville-umc.org

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

VINEYARD CHURCH NORTHWEST Colerain Township Three Weekend Services Saturday - 5:30 pm Sunday - 9:30 & 11:15 am 9165 Round Top Road 1/4 mile south of Northgate Mall 513-385-4888 µ www.vcnw.org

man, a professional green cleaner. She will teach participants to create cleaning solutions as well as cleaning techniques for preparing their homes for the holidays, such as lemony fresh furniture polish, general cleaners with an herbal boost, homemade laundry detergent and more. Be sure to bring three pint jars or containers to take your goodies home. The second workshop, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., led by Geralyn Hunt and Doris Johnson, will teach participants how to make herbal bath salts, bath oils and herbal homemade perfume. » Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road, in Indian Hill, is planning a holiday wreath making, Nov. 30 and Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to noon, and Dec. 10, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; $35. The fresh ever-

Using fresh herbs for the holidays is the focus of a program at Grailville in Loveland.PROVIDED

green wreaths will be made from balsam, cedar, and juniper boughs and adornments such as handmade bows and pine cones to make a unique natural wreath. Turner Farm will provide all necessary materials, but you are encouraged to bring your own pruners. » Gorman Farm, 10052 Reading Road, Evendale, has a tradition of gingerbread house making. This year’s event is scheduled for Dec. 14, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; $50 per member/$60 per non-member. Families are encouraged to attend to learn how to make gingerbread from scratch and create a homemade

masterpiece. » Register online by Dec. 9. Those who are able to attend all three programs will receive a gift from one organization and have the chance to win a unique green gift valued at over $150. To attend each program you need to register with the corresponding organization. For more information about each program please contact: Grailville Retreat & Program Center at 513-6832340 or www.grailville.org; Gorman Heritage Farm at 513-563-6663 or Gorman Farm at www.gormanfarm.org.

Gorman Farm in Evendale invites families to make gingerbread houses Dec. 14.

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

Clint not only puts fans in the bleachers, he’s also a winner in the classroom.

542-9025

Visitors Welcome www.eccfellowship.org

PRESBYTERIAN Northminster Presbyterian Church 703 Compton Rd., Finneytown 931-0243 Growing Faith, Sharing Hope, Showing Love Sunday Worship Schedule Traditional Services: 8:00 & 10:15am Contemporary Services: 9:00 & 11:30am Student Cafe: 10:15am Childcare Available Jeff Hosmer, Rich Jones & Nancy Ross- Zimmerman - Pastors

Clint Oliver is a senior at Ross High School with a 3.8 GPA. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Volunteer Advisory Board and Student Council.

Northwest Community Church

Pinnacle Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine’s Scholar Athlete Clint Oliver

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

Salem White Oak Presbyterian

ROSS HIGH SCHOOL ’14

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

4 years Cross-Country, CrossCountry First Team All Conference, Academic All-Conference, and 3 years Track/Field. Vounteer at Vacation Bible School and Back-toSchool Carnival.

FLEMING ROAD United Church of Christ 691 Fleming Rd 522-2780 Rev Pat McKinney

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

Nursery Provided

St. Paul United Church of Christ 5312 Old Blue Rock Rd., off Springdale

Phone: 385-9077 Rev. Michelle Torigian Sunday Worship: 10:30am Sunday School: 9:15am Nursery Available/Handicap Access www.stpaulucccolerain.org www.facebook.com/StPaulUCC

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FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH 8580 Cheviot Rd., Colerain Twp 741-7017 www.ourfbc.com Gary Jackson, Senior Pastor Sunday School (all ages) 9:30am Sunday Morning Service 10:30am Sunday Evening Service 6:30pm Wedn. Service/Awana 7:00pm RUI Addiction Recovery (Fri.) 7:00pm

Turner Farm in Indian Hill will host two programs on holiday wreath making.PROVIDED

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Dr. Cangemi, Dr. Daggy, Dr. McCullough Office locations at Ross, Oxford and Hamilton www.mhmh.org


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DEATHS Charles Brodbeck Charles E. Brodbeck, 61, Green Township, died Nov. 15. Survived by children Kate (Justin) Adams, Charlie (Ann), Ian Brodbeck; grandchildren Cameron, Benjamin; mother Bette Brodbeck; siblings Kathy (Jerry) Riehle, Ken (Susan), Tom (Linda), Joe, Ralph Brodbeck, Janet (Steve) Noble, Lisanne (Mike) Thompson. Preceded in death by father Gene Brodbeck. Services were Nov. 21 at St. Jude Church. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Veterans Administration Medical Center, Voluntary Service Office, 3200 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45220.

Pat Conradi Mary “Pat” Urbanski Conradi, 85, Colerain Township, died Nov. 15. Survived by children Joanne (George Schoen), Bob Jr., Larry Conradi, Nancy (Mark) Conroy, Diane (Jerry) Singleton, Mary (Steve) Robbins; grandchildren Lisa (Jason) LaFare, Beverly (Edw) Carter, Allison (Jared) Tucker, Valerie, Matt Singleton, Kevin, Katie, Kyle, Karen Robbins; great-grandchildren Ava LaFare, Carson Singleton, Liam Gabbard; brothers Robert “Snooker,” Richard Urbanski. Preceded in death by husband Robert Conradi, sister Judith Jaehnen. Services were Nov. 21 at St. Bernard Church. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.

(Kim), Doug (Terri), Donald (Ginger), Dennis (Cindy), Dale Finke, Darlene (Tom) Lawrence; siblings George (Patty) Stricker, Beatrice (Gary) Hardin; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband John “Jack” Finke, brother Frank Stricke. Services were Nov. 19 at Corpus Christi Church. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home.

grandchildren Macie, Amanda Ellis, Katelyn, Jacob Hoffbauer; siblings John (Connie), Kelly (Debbie), Rodney (Karen) Baugh, Barbara (Robert) Weber; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by siblings Betty Houp, Nan Allender, Nelli Nieberding, Eileen Stevens, Howard Baugh. Services were Nov. 19 at Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 8041 Hosbrook Road, Suite 422, Cincinnati, OH 45236 or Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.

Ralph Guenthner Ralph L. Guenthner, 79, Green Township, died Nov. 16. He was a chiropractor. He was a longtime member of the Northwest Kiwanis, a 31-year member of Clovernook Country Club and board chairman of the American Chiropractor Association. Survived by wife Jeanne Guenthner; daughters Carla, Karen (Jim Froelicher) Guenthner, Michelle (Jeff) Swinger; sister-inlaw Joyce Guenthner; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother George Guenthner. Services were Nov. 20 at St. Boniface. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to St. Boniface Church or the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.

Henke, Eric, Mark, Anna Wukusick, Daniel, Andrew Wuebbeler; greatgranddaughter Hazel; Williamson brothers and sisters-in-law Linda Edington, Carol Wilkinson, Bruce (Sandy), Stefan (Gayle),

Beverly, Eric (Shelley), Mark, Jennifer, Lance Bachman, Gretchen (Dick) Keller, Kristina (Ray) DeVault; aunts; many cousins. Services were Nov. Nov. 18 at Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Margaret Koehl Lay, 97, Green Township, died Nov. 14. She was a bookkeeper. Survived by daughters Janet Moning, Susan (Trey) Tucker; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-greatLay grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Ralph Lay, daughter Marjorie (Howard) Kay, sisters Henrietta Calhoun, Elvera Kihm, Marie Streit. Services were Nov. 18 at the Spring Grove Memorial Mausoleum. Arrangements by Gump-Holt Funeral Home. Memorials to: Bayley, 990 Bayley Place Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45233 or Cincinnati Association for the Blind, 2045 Gilbert Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Mary Jo Baugh Hoffbauer, 78, Green Township, died Nov. 15. She was a secretary for the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office. Survived by Hoffbauer husband Ramon Hoffbauer; children Melissa (Homer) Ellis, Bruce (Patricia) Hoffbauer;

Evelyn Stricker Finke, 81, Colerain Township, died Nov. 14. Survived by children David

George A. Williamson, 71, Green Township, died Nov. 13. He owned an engineering consulting business. Survived by wife Elsalee Williamson; children Stefanie (Dave) Wukusick, Angie (Carl) Hawkins, Brian (Linda) Henke; grandchildren Matthew (Hannah), Joseph, Betsy, Emily, Nicholas

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Timothy Schulten Timothy J. Schulten, 51, died Nov. 18. He was a computer network engineer with the Health Alliance. Survived by daughters Daniela, Gabriel Schulten; mother Grace Schulten; siblings Cynthia Jacobson, Cathy (Gary) Liggett, Theresa Seal. Preceded in death by father Donald Schulten, brother Donny Schulten. Services were Nov. 21 at St. Martin of Tours. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS 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: » Delhi Township: Chief Jim Howarth, 922-0060 » Cincinnati District 3: Capt. Russell A. Neville, 263-8300

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POLICE REPORTS CINCINNATI DISTRICT 5 Arrests/citations Lawrence Chambers, born 1982, possession of drugs, Nov. 7. Perry Chambers, born 1977, possession of drugs, Nov. 7. Vito Jones, born 1978, criminal damaging or endangering, Nov. 12. Ernest Charles Woods, born 1968, theft under $300, Nov. 14. Etta Roberts, born 1972, grand theft auto, theft under $300, Nov. 14. Jessie Drew, born 1956, assault, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, Nov. 14. Kendall Blake Davis, born 1994, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, Nov. 14. Yoseph Dale, born 1995, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, Nov. 14. Keenan Bell, born 1991, burglary, Nov. 15. Tamika Howell, born 1976, assaulting a law officer, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, Nov. 16. Marchello Godfrey, born 1989, burglary, domestic violence, Nov. 17.

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS 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 Jim Neil, 825-1500 » Springfield Township: Chief David Heimpold, 729-1300 Theft 5545 Belmont Ave., Nov. 13. 5530 Goldenrod Drive, Nov. 13. 1207 Groesbeck Road, Nov. 14. 5823 Hamilton Ave., Nov. 14. 2663 W. North Bend Road, Nov. 14. 5823 Hamilton Ave., Nov. 15. 5914 Lantana Ave., Nov. 15. 4967 Hawaiian Terrace, Nov. 15. Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle 2709 Hillvista Lane, Nov. 13. 5530 Goldenrod Drive, Nov. 13. Violation of a protection order/consent agreement 5295 Eastknoll Court, Nov. 15.

Incidents/reports

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Aggravated menacing 5328 Colerain Ave., Nov. 13. 5371 Bahama Terrace, Nov. 14. Aggravated robbery 1198 W. Galbraith Road, Nov. 10. Assault 5374 Bahama Terrace, Nov. 13. 2709 Hillvista Lane, Nov. 14. 5642 Hamilton Ave., Nov. 15. Breaking and entering 6424 Heitzler Ave., Nov. 14. Burglary 1906 Savannah Way, Nov. 10. 1433 Ambrose Ave., Nov. 14. 2557 Kipling Ave., Nov. 15. 2701 Hillvista Lane, Nov. 17. Criminal damaging/endangering 4956 Hawaiian Terrace, Nov. 10. 5295 Eastknoll Court, Nov. 15. 2958 Highforest Lane, Nov. 8. Domestic violence Reported on Hillvista Lane, Nov. 17. Reported on Eastknoll Court, Nov. 17. Felonious assault 5817 Shadymist Lane, Nov. 11.

Arrests/citations Kathleen Kaiser, 22, 304 Mendingwall Way, theft, Oct. 27. Mary McKinley, 52, 4300 Hanley Road, criminal trespassing, assault, menacing, Oct. 27. Richard Graham, 32, 957 Fairbanks, drug possession, Oct. 28. Vanisha Smith, 26, 9027 Daly Road, theft, Oct. 29. Quinnettea Throton, 22, 122 E. McMicken, drug possession, Oct. 29. Juvenile male, 16, theft, Oct. 29. Juvenile male, 16, theft, Oct. 29. James Watts, 29, 5907 Springdale Road, theft, Oct. 30. Bobby Royles Jr., 22, 8257 Four Worlds, theft, Oct. 29. Marinez Adams, 44, 9665 Adair, theft, Oct. 30. Tashan Barnes, 27, 5112 Hawaiian Terrace, disorderly conduct, Oct. 30. Robert Simmons, 53, 3950 Woodsong, aggravated menacing, Oct. 31.

Ann Mardis, 62, 8001 Hamilton Ave., criminal trespassing, theft, Oct. 31. Deron Elliot, 29, 4120 Circlewood Drive, trafficking in drugs, Oct. 30. Dawnya Lattimore, 39, 1272 Aldrich Ave., theft, Nov. 1. Christopher Meyers, 30, 3261 Lapland Drive, domestic violence, Nov. 2. Kyle McConnell, 22, 9657 Sacramento, aggravated menacing, Nov. 2. Katherine Gaston, 46, 2709 Hillvista, theft, Nov. 2. Monica Woody, 50, 2897 Harrison, theft, Nov. 2. Juvenile male, 16, theft, Nov. 3. Donald Lovins, 20, 10979 Aldbough, resisting arrest, Nov. 2.

Incidents/reports Assault Victim struck at Hamilton and Houston, Oct. 27. Victim struck at Glenaire and Pippin, Nov. 2. Breaking and entering Business entered and money drawer and contents of unknown value removed at 6960 Colerain Ave., Oct. 25. Business entered at 5968 Springdale Road, Oct. 29. Business entered and cell phones of unknown value removed at 9040 Colerain Ave., Oct. 31. Attempt made at 9040 Colerain Ave., Nov. 1. Burglary Jewelry of unknown value removed at 8236 Georgianna , Oct. 18. Attempt made at 7100 Colerain Ave., Oct. 30. Attempt made at 3950 Wood-

song, Nov. 1. Residence entered and stereo, medication of unknown value removed at 8053 Blanchetta, Nov. 3. Criminal damaging Vehicle damaged at 2852 Spruceway Drive, Oct. 18. Vehicle shot at at 3374 Lapland, Oct. 19. Rock thrown at vehicle at 3473 Nandale, Oct. 22. Vehicle damaged by rock at 3426 Rocker Road, Oct. 20. Vehicle window damaged at 9353 Round Top Road, Oct. 23. Reported at 3183 Blue Acres Drive, Oct. 23. Brick thrown through window at 2462 March Terrace, Oct. 23. Tree damaged at 2861 Breezy Way, Oct. 25. Vehicle damaged at 9186 Gila Drive, Oct. 27. Gas tank damaged at 6717 Allet Ave., Oct. 31. Rock thrown through window at 3413 Lumberwill Court, Nov. 2. Criminal simulation Fraudulent bill passed at 3610 Blue Rock Road, Oct. 22. Fraud $3,270 taken through fraudulent means at 4071 Philnoll, Oct. 21. Victim reported at 6900 Cheviot Road, Oct. 26. Menacing Victim threatened at 3950 Woodsong, Oct. 29. Victim threatened at 3261 Lapland, Nov. 2. Misuse of credit cards Victim reported at 8210 Pippin Road, Oct. 27. Rape Victim reported at Aquarius Drive, Oct. 21. Female reported at Roosevelt, Oct. 27. Taking identity of another Reported at 3578 W. Galbraith Road, Sept. 22. Theft Firearms, jewelry, cash valued at $10,000 removed at 3437 Hollyglen Court, Aug. 1. Washer and dryer of unknown value removed at 2612 Barthas Place, Oct. 19. AC of unknown value removed at 6285 Stahley, Oct. 4. Vehicle entered at 9975 Arborwood, Oct. 20.

Lawn mower of unknown value removed at 210 Mercury Ave., Oct. 20. Merchandise of unknown value removed at 6401 Colerain Ave., Oct. 12. Trash cans of unknown value removed at 11080 Gosling Road, Oct. 21. Merchandise of unknown value removed at 8451 Colerain Ave., Oct. 21. Merchandise valued at $480 removed from store at 9481 Colerain Ave., Oct. 22. ATV of unknown value removed at 3524 Ripplegrove, Oct. 21. Cell phone of unknown value removed at 8801 Colerain Ave., Oct. 22. Generators valued at $800 removed at 10220 Colerain Ave., Oct. 18. Vehicle entered at 3240 Rocker Drive, Oct. 23. Cell phone of unknown value removed at 9501 Colerain Ave., Oct. 22. Package of unknown value removed at 2523 Byrneside Drive, Oct. 23. Radio of unknown value removed at 3326 W. Galbraith , Oct. 23. xBox of unknown value removed at 3492 Niagara St., Oct. 24. $20 taken through deceptive means at 10180 Colerain Ave.., Oct. 24. Cell phone of unknown value removed at 8405 Colerain Ave., Oct. 25. Medication of unknown value removed at 3378 Banning Road, Oct. 19. Reported at 3215 Deshler, Oct. 26. Medication of unknown value removed at 3071 Shadycrest, Oct. 26. Vehicle entered and items of unknown value removed at 3180 Preserve Lane, Oct. 25. Cell phone of unknown value removed at 8451 Colerain Ave., Oct. 25. Handgun of unknown value removed at 9101 Colerain Ave., Oct. 26. Bill not paid at 9719 Colerain Ave., Oct. 27. Vehicle removed at 2357 Wilson Ave., Oct. 26.

DVDs and games of unknown value removed at 8451 Colerain Ave., Oct. 27. Vehicle entered and items of unknown value removed at 10761 Pippin Road, Oct. 25. Items valued at $1,372 removed at 9481 Colerain Ave., Oct. 28. Purse and items of unknown value removed at 3659 Stone Creek Blvd., Oct. 28. Purse and items of unknown value removed at 3113 Springdale, Oct. 22. Vehicle of unknown value removed at 8810 Colerain, Oct. 22. Reported at 9501 Colerain Ave., Oct. 29. Victim reported at 10240 Colerain, Oct. 30. Items of unknown value removed at 9320 Round Top Road, Oct. 28. Phone valued at $200 removed at 11865 Hamilton Ave., Oct. 31. Merchandise valued at $105 removed at 8451 Colerain Ave., Nov. 1. Reported at 3153 Carlos Drive, July 1. Carburetor of unknown value removed at 11901 Hamilton, Nov. 1. $1,890 taken through fraud at 3234 Heritage Square Drive, Oct. 27. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 8339 Colerain Ave., Nov. 3. Cell phone of unknown value removed at 9681 Colerain Ave., Nov. 3. Vehicle entered and guitar of unknown value removed at 2508 Impala, Nov. 2. Bill not paid at 8405 Colerain Ave., Nov. 3. Vandalism Front lawn damaged at 8801 Cheviot Road, Oct. 23. Victim reported at 3400 Clippard Park, Oct. 29.

GREEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Juvenile, 15, assault, Oct. 30. Paul Buttelwerth, 50, 6700 Daleview, open container and intoxicated pedestrian in road-

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POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B8 way, Oct. 30. Andreye M. Hudson, 29, 6928 Grace Ave., drug possession, Oct. 30. Joseph A. Kurkowski, 20, 4637 Howard Ave., burglary, Nov. 6. Juvenile, 17, inducing panic, Oct. 31. Lakesha D. Coates, 25, 4175 President Drive, theft, Nov. 1. Juvenile, 15, aggravated menacing, Nov. 3. Juvenile, 13, menacing, Nov. 3. Anthony J. Miller, 35, 7226 Swirlwood Lane, drug possession and possessing drug abuse instruments, Nov. 3. Michael S. Konnagan, 31, 5332 Lee’s Crossing Drive No. 6, domestic violence, Nov. 3. Jasmine A. Cornett, 24, 2680 Hillvista Lane No. 3, theft, Nov. 2. Juvenile, 14, theft, Nov. 3. Juvenile, 15, theft, Nov. 3. Ryan Welch, 29, 4001 Hamilton Ave., criminal trespass, Nov. 3. Morgan N. Smallwood, 21, 300 Canyon Parkway, theft, Nov. 5. Jared A. McKillop, 23, 4043 Ridgedale, open container, Nov. 4. Christopher K. Rudolph, 21, 4860 Mount Alverno Road, theft and warrant, Nov. 6. Angela C. Holscher, 24, 801 Neeb Road Apt. D1, theft, Nov. 6. Joseph P. Grove, 22, 5657 Lawrence Road, drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia, Nov. 8. Joseph L. Keener, 26, 5703 Scarborough Drive, possession of marijuana, Nov. 7. Juvenile, 17, inducing panic, Nov. 8. Juvenile, 16, theft, Nov. 8. Jeremy Lanzarotta, 37, 4921 Arborwoods Court No. 110, possession of drug paraphernalia, drug possession and possessing drug abuse instruments, Nov. 10. Shakir D. Mcneil, 20, 334 McHenry Ave., drug possession and traffic warrant, Nov. 10. Joseph A. Mann, 45, 5722 Ranlyn Ave., public indecency, Nov. 11. Gregory A. Richey, 29, 5401 Lever Court, theft, Nov. 9. John D. Valentine Jr., 55, 110

Anderson Ferry Road No. 58, criminal trespass, Nov. 12. Wesley S. Allen Jr., 29, 4278 North Bend Road, domestic violence, Nov. 13. Juvenile, 15, disorderly conduct, Nov. 13. Tiffany R. Salcedo, 23, 11983 Fourth Ave., theft and possessing drug abuse instruments, Nov. 12. Eric M. Murphy, 23, 6204 Twinwillow Lane, possession of marijuana, Nov. 13. Juvenile, 14, inducing panic, Nov. 12. Alliya Williams, 21, 3216 Gobel Ave., theft, Nov. 13. Lamaya Winslow-Cash, 18, 2515 Hasford Place, theft, Nov. 13. Daynesha Ellington, 18, 2019 Weron Lane, theft, Nov. 13. Shannon Hooker, 18, 3302 Blue Rock Road, criminal damaging, Nov. 14. Quinton L. Johnson, 19, 10288 September Drive, theft, Nov. 14. Cheryl L. Dearwester, 19, 7430 Buena Vista Drive, theft and warrant, Nov. 14. Tony M. Harrington, 28, 4681 River Road, theft, Nov. 14. Juvenile, 15, criminal trespass, Nov. 14. Amanda L. Brossart, 25, 7 Vineyard Court, theft, Nov. 14. Andrew M. Gagnon, 25, 3290 Bellacre Court, disorderly conduct, Nov. 15. Starr S. Pinkelton, 22, 2433 Sunnyhill Drive, theft and warrant, Nov. 16.

Incidents/reports Aggravated robbery Two suspects, one of whom had a gun, tried to rob money from the cash register at Family Dollar but were unsuccessful at 6134 Colerain Ave., Oct. 31. Suspect armed with a handgun robbed money from cash register at Bridgetown Mini Mart at 4258 Harrison Ave., Nov. 1. Suspect armed with handgun robbed victim of money in parking lot at Western Rollerama at 5166 Crookshank Road, Nov. 11. Assault Suspect pushed victim to the ground at 5717 Ranlyn Ave.,

Nov. 12. Breaking and entering Two weed trimmers and a leaf blower stolen from home’s shed at 4327 Oakville Drive, Nov. 2. Siding and frame damaged on home’s garage during attempted break in, but no entry was made at 5905 West Fork Road, Nov. 2. Weed trimmer and leaf blower stolen from home’s shed at 4364 Oakville Drive, Nov. 5. Latch broken on shed during break in attempt at Peace Lutheran Church, but nothing found missing at 1451 Ebenezer Road, Nov. 11. Two chainsaws stolen from home’s barn at 6308 Cleves Warsaw, Nov. 12. Burglary Home entered during break in attempt, but nothing found missing at 5455 Linnehill Lane, Nov. 2. Screens cut on windows of home during break in attempt, but no entry was made at 2280 Townhill Drive, Nov. 2. Two rings stolen from home at 1986 Sylved Lane, Nov. 3. Computer tablet and money stolen from home at 5501 Karen Ave., Nov. 7. Suspect attempted to break into home, but fled when victim shouted at 5141 Sidney Road, Nov. 11. Silverware set stolen from home at 5569 Fairwood Road, Nov. 11. Money stolen from home at 6149 Snyder Road, Nov. 13. Criminal damaging Forty-nine holes drilled in home’s porch and filled with caulk at 5626 Green Acres Court, Oct. 30. Two tires slashed and leather seats cut inside vehicle at 3548 Locust Lane, Oct. 31. Tire punctured on vehicle and screws were found placed in position to puncture other tires on the vehicle at 5936 Harrison Ave., Nov. 2. Two windows broken at Oakdale Elementary School at 3850 Virginia Court, Nov. 3. Windshield damaged on vehicle at 5903 Northglen Road, Nov. 3. Dirt bikes driven through home’s back yard, causing damage to

grass at 3470 Markay Court, Nov. 3. Motorcycle knocked over, damaging the fender, gas tank and a mirror at 5716 Cheviot Road, Nov. 3. Windshield damaged on vehicle at 3665 Coral Gables Road, Nov. 7. Front window broken at Kenny’s Sports Bar at 5870 Cheviot Road, Nov. 5. Glass block window broken, two window screens cut, grape juice thrown on siding and siding on home shot with BB gun at 3549 Eyrich Road, Nov. 9. Front window shattered at State Farm Insurance at 6323 Glenway Ave., Nov. 11. Door knob and door damaged on home at 3454 Eyrich Road, Nov. 11. Vehicle driven through home’s front and side yards at 2854 Diehl Road, Nov. 12. Window broken on home’s screen door at 5795 Sprucewood Drive, Nov. 12. Domestic dispute Argument between spouses at Eyrich, Nov. 5. Argument between man and woman at Harrison Avenue, Nov. 6. Argument between man and woman at Castlebrook Court, Nov. 9. Argument between spouses at Westport Court, Nov. 12. Argument between parent and child at Westbourne Drive, Nov. 13. Argument between parent and child at Ralph Avenue, Nov. 14. Domestic violence Physical altercation between man and woman at Colerain Avenue, Nov. 7. Forgery Eleven checks stolen from Bunker and Gabrielle Accounting, and later forged and cashed at 6613 Glenway Ave. Suite E, Nov. 1. Passing bad check Thirteen checks written on a closed account passed at O’Reilly Auto Parts at 6096 Harrison Ave., Nov. 15. Robbery Suspect stole assorted clothing items and soap and deodorant

from Family Dollar, and pushed an employee to the ground while fleeing at 6134 Colerain Ave., Oct. 30. Suspect wrapped unknown object around victim’s neck and robbed victim of their purse at 4235 Victorian Green Drive, Nov. 13. Theft Two rings and money stolen from victim’s purse in kitchen area at Thelma’s Diner at 6520 Glenway Ave., Oct. 30. Suspect stole unknown merchandise from Family Dollar at 5527 Bridgetown Road, Oct. 31. Two suspects attempted to steal several steel beams from Sentinel LLC, but fled when confronted at 5510 Rybolt Road, Oct. 31. Laptop computer stolen from home at 6538 Hearne Road No. 502, Oct. 31. Two suspects stole assorted clothing items from Kohl’s at 6580 Harrison Ave., Nov. 1. Money stolen from vehicle at 3584 Locust Lane, Nov. 2. Ring and three personal checks stolen from home at 3396 Palmhill Lane, Nov. 3. Wallet, GPS and several gift cards stolen from vehicle at 1995 Alphonse Lane, Nov. 3. Personal check stolen from home at 3571 Robroy Drive No. 3, Nov. 4. Ring stolen from home at 3326 Emerald Walk, Nov. 2. Pistol stolen from vehicle at 6078 Harrison Ave., Nov. 4. Ring stolen from home at 3092 Neisel Ave., Nov. 4. Laptop computer stolen from Mercy Heart Institute at 3301 Mercy Health Blvd., Nov. 5. Cellphone and headset stolen from vehicle at 2937 Bailey Ave., Nov. 5. Gasoline stolen from United Dairy Farmers at 6075 Harrison Ave., Nov. 5. Direct Express card, food stamp card, money, credit card, gift card, purse, driver’s license and concealed carry permit stolen from vehicle at 6540 Hearne Road, Nov. 5. Handheld video game system and a video game stolen from vehicle at 3041 Crestmoor Lane,

Nov. 5. Laptop computer stolen from vehicle at 3014 Chardale Court, Nov. 6. Suspect attempted to steal miscellaneous clothing items from Gabriel Brothers at 5750 Harrison Ave., Nov. 6. Wallet and contents stolen from vehicle at 5060 Casa Loma Blvd., Nov. 6. Vehicle stolen from victim while victim was inside Speedway at 6537 Glenway Ave., Nov. 7. Copper coils stolen from air conditioning units on roof of Angilo’s Pizza and A Better Child Care at 6953 Harrison Ave., Nov. 6. Gasoline stolen from United Dairy Farmers at 6075 Harrison Ave., Nov. 6. Purse and contents stolen from victim while working at Creative Kids Learning Day Care at 3443 North Bend Road, Nov. 6. Two packages of tape stolen from Family Dollar at 6134 Colerain Ave., Nov. 7. Gasoline stolen from United Dairy Farmers at 6075 Harrison Ave., Nov. 7. Money stolen from victim in a scam in which victim was advised they won a lottery and needed to make tax payments on the winnings at 3387 Boomer Road, Nov. 8. Mail stolen from victim’s mailbox at 2241 South Road, Nov. 8. Gasoline stolen from United Dairy Farmers at 6075 Harrison Ave., Nov. 8. Money and identification card stolen from vehicle at 2156 Woodmere Court, Nov. 9. Money stolen from vehicle at 5186 Sidney Road, Nov. 9. Pair of boots stolen from Dillard’s at 6290 Glenway Ave., Nov. 9. Charity donation jar stolen from counter at Speedway at 6537 Glenway Ave., Nov. 10. GPS stolen from vehicle at 3362 Bellehaven Court, Nov. 11. GPS and radar detector stolen from vehicle at Bob Sumerel Tire at 5830 Harrison Ave., Nov. 11. Personal check stolen from home

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at 3040 Brookview, Nov. 10. Purse and contents stolen from vehicle at 3014 Chardale Court, Nov. 10. Nine sewer grates stolen from parking lot at Bridgetown Church of Christ at 3854 Race Road, Nov. 12. Prescription medicine stolen from home at 1969 Faywood Ave., Nov. 12. Carton of cigarettes stolen from Speedway at 6537 Glenway Ave., Nov. 13. Vehicle stolen from in front of home at 5390 Karen Ave., Nov. 13. Several pieces of jewelry stolen from home at 6265 Bridgetown Road, Nov. 13. Snow blower and set of golf clubs stolen from home’s garage at 5549 Lucenna Drive, Nov. 14. Prescription medicine, watch and a necklace stolen from home at 5397 Haft Road, Nov. 15. Vehicle stolen from home’s rear yard at 4418 Homelawn Ave., Nov. 16.

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Joshua Hamm, 23, 846 North Bend Road, disorderly conduct, Oct. 20. Ieiyon Chambers, 39, 1549 Meredith Drive, assault felonious, Oct. 21. Juvenile female, 11, theft, Oct. 21. Donna Williams, 21, 14 Lakeview, child endangering, Oct. 22. Emily Ferneding, 22, 5993 Jessup Road, child endangering, Oct. 22. Juvenile male, 14, criminal damaging, Oct. 22. Monesha Harris, 18, 8258 Four Worlds Drive, theft, Oct. 22. Lashawnda Irvin, 31, 2504 Forthmann Place, assault , Oct. 23. Demetrius Railey, 32, 6036 Lantana, burglary, Oct. 28. Juvenile female, 16, disorderly conduct, Oct. 29. Torrence Winbush, 22, 9023 Daly Road, drug abuse, Oct. 30. Tiffany Adams, 33, 6250 Stella

Ave., theft, Oct. 30. Scott Wendell, 35, 2781 Shaffer Ave., falsification, Oct. 30. Juvenile male, 17, domestic, Oct. 31. Helen Rollins-Hall, 42, 11990 Gaylord Drive, receiving stolen, Oct. 31.

Incidents/reports Aggravated robbery Victim threatened and $500 removed at 6246 Daly Road, Oct. 21. Assault Victim reported at 889 Galbraith Road, Oct. 19. Victim struck at 1549 Meredith, Oct. 21. Victim struck at 8087 Vine Street, Oct. 23. Breaking and entering Business entered and items valued at $209 removed at 944 North Bend, Oct. 31. Burglary Residence entered and $100 removed at 10290 Mill Road, Oct. 14. Residence entered and computer, knife and camera valued at $1,410 removed at 9191 Daly Road, Oct. 20. Residence entered and jewelry, TV, camera valued at $950 removed at 1751 Millspring, Oct. 22. Residence entered and laptop valued at $330 removed at 8720 Desoto, Oct. 22. Residence entered and cell phone and cash valued at $630 removed at 8658 Desoto, Oct. 23. Residence entered at 992 Huffman Court, Oct. 28. Residence entered and TV valued at $900 removed at 1714 Fullerton Drive, Oct. 29. Criminal damaging Truck damaged at 2057 Broadhurst Ave., Oct. 30. Garage door damaged at 2115 Broadhurst Ave., Oct. 30. Reported at 10968 Hamilton Ave., Oct. 23. Disorderly conduct Reported at 1048 Bluejay, Oct. 20. Domestic Reported at Daly Road, Oct. 22. Menacing Victim reported at 8796 Neptune

Drive, Oct. 18. Passing bad checks Victim reported at 8712 Winton Road, Oct. 22. Reported at 10990 Hamilton Ave., Oct. 29. Theft Merchandise of unknown value removed at 8555 Winton Road, Oct. 20. Chainsaw valued at $700 removed at 11820 Hamilton Ave., Oct. 18. Items valued at $3,000 removed at 100 Compton Road, Oct. 21. Credit card removed at 9094 Arrowhead Court, Oct. 20. Victim reported at 7391 Commonwealth Drive, Oct. 21. Gas valued at $62.01 removed at 11886 Hamilton Ave., Oct. 21. Reported at 10948 Hamilton Ave., Oct. 22. Copper valued at $2,500 removed at 8690 Bobolink, Oct. 19. Cell phone valued at $200 removed at 8973 Daly Road, Oct. 14. Property valued at $35 removed at 2250 Banning , Oct. 23. Safe and items of unknown value removed at 489 Fleming Road, Oct. 22. GPS valued at $100 removed at 12181 Regency, Oct. 28. Currency valued at $18,000 removed from victim at 1332 Biloxi Drive, Oct. 28. Coffee maker valued at $100 removed at 8367 Roland, Oct. 28. Reported at 2275 Wilson Ave., Oct. 29. Phone valued at $200 removed at 8548 Winton, Oct. 29. Phone valued at $200 removed at 839 Compton Road, Oct. 29. Saxophone valued at $500 removed at 8101 Hamilton Ave., Oct. 24. Phones of unknown value removed at 2068 Sevenhills Drive, Oct. 30. Goods valued at $110 removed at 920 North Bend Road, Oct. 31. Items valued at $5,350 removed at 10910 Hamilton Ave., Oct. 25. Unauthorized use of motor vehicle Victim reported at 8001 Hamilton Ave., Oct. 20.

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Get started at Courseview! The Courseview Campus Center is a full service Sinclair location. From advising to registration and textbooks to classrooms, the center provides all the necessary services and support needed for academic success.

Sinclair’s Courseview Campus Center We’re growing again, and we’re just getting started!

ENROLL NOW Spring Classes Start January 6

Express Registration

Courseview now serves twice the students with twice the program offerings.

Enrolling more than 1300 students in more than 45 programs

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NEW PROGRAMS including Early Childhood Education, Biotechnology, Mental Health Technology, and Medical Assisting Technology.

ENROLL NOW Spring Classes Start January 6

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Upgrade your skills or begin a new career. Sinclair’s Courseview Campus Center is conveniently located in Mason, Ohio and offers day and evening classes. Enroll now, call 513-339-1212 to speak with an advisor.

GET STARTED TODAY. www.sinclair.edu/courseview

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