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“We are not in a position financially to assume the cost of running the center. The money’s just not out there. ... We have not found a knight in shining armor to save it.” DOUG HELCHER, Clippard YMCA executive director

Burlington Coat Factory coming to Northgate By Jennie Key

Programs such as the Skyline YMCA Double Dutch Twisters will lose their home at the end of the year as Colerain Township closes the Skyline Community Center. FILE PHOTO.

Northgate Mall officials say Burlington Coat Factory has started construction on a store at the Colerain Township shopping center. The new store will be in the area formerly occupied by Famous Labels, which closed in midNovember. Claire Anderson, marketing manager for the mall, said the 50,000-square-foot store should be open in March. Burlington Coat Factory operates more than 470 stores across the United States and Puerto Rico. In Cincinnati, Burlington operates stores at Cincinnati Mall in Forest Park and on Ridge Road. There is also a store in Covington, Ky. The retailer features brandname apparel, home and baby products at low prices and will join Marshalls and DSW moving into the mall as part revitalization of Northgate Mall. Colerain Township Economic

Development Director Frank Birkenhauer said he’s pleased with the addition of Burlington Coat Factory. “This steps it up a notch and will Tabani be a great complement to the lineup of stores at Northgate Mall,” he said. A spokesperson from Burlington would not confirm the opening, nor comment on the future of the store in Forest Park. Northgate officials said they are pleased to add the junior anchor to the mall’s mix of retail stores. “We are especially excited about the opening of Burlington Coat Factory because we know how important quality and value is to our consumers.” said Zeshan Tabani, managing principal of Tabani Group Inc. from Dallas, owner of Northgate Mall. “We are looking forward to an exciting 2013.”

Skyline center will close at end of year Budget cuts slam center doors shut By Jennie Key

Colerain Township will close the Skyline Community Center Dec. 31. Officials say they do not have the money to continue operating the center. The township had used money from the Hamilton County Community Development Block Grant program to pay for the operation of the center. The township took over operations there after the Skyline Improvement Association lost block grant funding. Colerain and Springfield townships – the Skyline community includes parts of both townships – funded the operation of

the center pooling funds from the block grant program. But Springfield Township dropped its support in 2009. Colerain continued, requesting part of its community development money for the center’s operation in each three-year funding cycle. Ten years ago, the township entered into a contract with the Clippard YMCA to oversee programs and run the community center. Skyline’s operations have been paid for partly with general fund money and partly with money from the block grant. Last year, the township used money from its general fund in order to used to use block grant money to pay for renovations at the Skyline Center. The county did not renew funding for the center in the three-year round of funding beginning in 2013, dropping the


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cost back onto the township. Last year, as Colerain Township trustees decided the township could no longer operate the center as it was not receiving adequate funding from the community block grant program to pay for other necessary projects and the operation of the center. Trustee Jeff Ritter said more than half the youngsters who come to the center are not Colerain Township residents, but live in Springfield Township. Colerain officials told residents in January and at a town hall meeting in March that the center was losing funding. Clippard YMCA Executive Director Doug Helcher and Skyline center director Greg Moore have tried to find alternate funding sources and came up empty. “It’s been a great partnership

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Workers moved cabinets of old documents and information from the basement of the Colerain Township Administrative Complex to the new home of the Coleraine Historical Society Museum. The records and documents will be available for the public to peruse at the new home of the historical society. Hours have not yet been set. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Historical society opens museum By Jennie Key

The Coleraine Historical Society opens the door to township history Saturday, Dec. 8, as society members cut the ribbon on the new Coleraine Historical So-

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lowed by the open house until 4 p.m. Les Burdett, a trustee of the society, says the museum will put its records and collection on display. The society has moved from place to place for its meetings, and had been forced to store items in members’ homes and in the basement of the Colerain Township Government Complex.

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for 10 years, but we are not in a position financially to assume the cost of running the center. The money’s just not out there,” Helcher said. “It’s tight for everyone. Clippard can’t ab-

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After more than four years of looking for a building, home was right in the group’s backyard. Administrator James Rowan offered them space in the former parks office

at the front of Colerain Park. Storage is important to this group because while the society has collected a lot of information and items revealing the history of Colerain Township, the items have not been accessible in the many places they have been stored. Now they are in one place and will be available for people to view and use. Parking for the dedication is in the rear lot of Colerain Elementary School, adjacent to the museum.

sorb the cost of operating the center, and we can’t charge enough to make it self-sustaining. It’s sad, but the center will close at the end of the year. We have not found a knight in shining armor to save it.” Moore said the closing is bad news youngsters in the community. The Skyline Community Center has a national champion Double Dutch team, afterschool programs, summer day camps, basketball leagues, mentoring and homework programs and is a center for free lunches throughout the summer. “We serve 70-80 kids,” Moore said. Helcher said the YMCA will look for ways to provide programming in the

Skyline community without the center, pointing out that a building is not necessary for the YMCA to be active in a community. “The Clippard YMCA served this community for years without a facility,” he said. “There are a lot of satellite communities that don’t have a building.” Meanwhile, township officials say they don’t want to close the center, but it’s necessary. “The center does not have the resources to be self-sufficent,” said Frank Birkenhauer, assistant administrator for Colerain Township. “That’s just the unhappy reality of the situation. We cannot continue to pay for the operation of the center.”

WHEN THEY MEET The Coleraine Historical Society meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the Colerain Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road.

Green Twp. car explosion victim thanks his rescuers By Kurt Backscheider

Tony Nuss will never forget what happened the morning of Oct. 30, 2008. “I remember pretty much everything,” the Green Township resident said. “ It was a typical fall morning four years ago, one day before Halloween. Nuss stepped into his car parked in front of his home on Krierview Drive, ready to head to work. He pulled his driver’s side door closed, and slid the key into the ignition. Seconds later, his routine morning became anything but routine. After he started his red, two-door Chevy coupe, the car exploded. “When we arrived on the scene, it looked like a car bomb had gone off,” said Green Township Fire & EMS Lt. Michael Nie. Car parts thrown hundreds of feet; parts were found on rooftops . The explosion knocked down power lines and damaged windows on homes across the street. “The car’s sheet metal was blown away, as

Green Township resident Tony Nuss, far right, and his wife, Mary Beth, center, treated the Green Township firefighters and paramedics who rescued him to dinner in early November. The firefighters pictured are, from left, Jim Duke, Brian Bucher, Shaun Myers and Lt. Rob Wohlfrom. THANKS TO LT. MICHAEL NIE

though it was peeled back with a can opener,” Nie said. Fortunately a Hamilton County Sheriff’s deputy was nearby on patrol, and, with the help of bystanders, pulled Nuss from the burning car. Nie said he was relieved when he found Nuss alert and talking to the paramedics treating him. An acetylene tank with a small leak was in the trunk, and turning the ignition was enough to trigger an explosion. Nuss said he spent 32 days in the hospital, and with some intense therapy and rehabilitation he was able to return to work about

four months after the accident. To thank the Green Township firefighters and paramedics who came to his rescue four years ago, Nuss and his wife, Mary Beth, treated them to dinner recently to show their gratitude. .“I wanted them to know the task they do doesn’t go unnoticed, he said.” Nie said he and his fellow firefighters enjoyed sitting down to dinner with Nuss and his family, and they were glad to see he’s healthy and doing well. “This was one of those runs you’ll remember for the rest of your life,” Nie said.


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Ralph Sandoz through the formation The Concerned Citizens of Colerain Township, formed to fight for the reinstatement of the department. “Ralph was a big supporter of safety services,” she said. He ran for trustee in 1989 and served on the board from 1990 to 1994. He also served on the Hamilton County Board of Zoning Appeals for several years. His wife said Ralph raised and rode horses, loved to hunt and was an avid supporter of the National Rifle Association. He was also a senior member of the Fairfield Sportsmen’s Association, the College Hill Masonic Order No. 641, the Scottish Rights Valley of Cincinnati, and a life member of the VFW Gailey Post No. 7340. He was a artist and captured much of what he found beautiful in the world in his stained glass creations. He started and was co-instructor for the first stained glass classes at the Colerain Township

Community Center. In addition to his wife, Ralph Sandoz is survived by his stepson Robert Bare and his wife Jennifer, and stepdaughter Dr. Kathleen Bare and her fiance, Tom McAlpin. Ralph Sandoz donated his body to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. No services are planned at this time.

More than 100 manger scenes may be viewed as a kick off to the Advent season at Hope Lutheran Church. Church members and their friends and families were invited to share their nativity schense for the 2nd Annual Christmas Nativity Display. Mary Bryant, a member of the church, says viewing these various scenes can help make the Christmas gospel come alive. Last year, more than 75 crèches were gathered and this year’s collection is over the 100-mark. A ‘Blessing of the Nativities’ service was set for Sunday, Dec. 2, to be followed by a reception. This year the community is invited to a special public viewing planned 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday evening, Dec. 9. Everyone is welcome. You will find Hope at 4695 Blue Rock Road at the

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Former Colerain Township Trustee Ralph Sandoz died Nov. 29 at Cedar Village in Mason. He was 93. The son of the late Ida Queckenstedt and William (Sandy) Sandoz, a Cincinnati policeman, Ralph Sandoz was born June 24,1919, and grew up in Correyville. He served in the Coast Guard in World War II. Last year he was presented medals he earned while serving: the Navy Combat Action Ribbon, the American Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Honorable Discharge Button and the Honorable Service Pin. After his return from the service, he joined the Cincinnati Local No. 18 Bricklayers Union. During his apprenticeship he won an international apprentice competition. After recuperation from a major injury on the job, Ralph Sandoz began serving in the bricklayers’ union administration. During his tenure, he met with President Gerald Ford while participating in the Reception For Labor Leaders From Southern Ohio in 1976. He became active in Colerain Township politics in the mid-1980s, when the township trustees shut down the Colerain Township Police Department over funding issues. Township resident Kathy Mohr says she met

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BRIEFLY Neighbors Who Care

One reason the holiday season is our favorite time of year is because it seems to bring out the best in all of us – whether helping a neighbor, a family member or a complete stranger. One of our holiday traditions is recognizing those who make their neighborhood and community better – not just in November and December, but all year long. E-mail your nomination to 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 is Friday, Dec. 7. Questions? Call Jennie Key at 513-332-5976.

Senior social

The Colerain High School will have a Senior Holiday Social 10 a.m.noon, Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the high school, 8801 Cheviot Road. This is a free event especially for the senior citizen community. There will be a light brunch made by students and PTA volunteers, and musical performances by

Colerain High School Band and the Show Cards. There also will be a robotics demonstration. School bus transportation will be provided from the Colerain and Green Township senior citizen centers at 9:30 a.m. to Colerain High School and will return to the Senior Centers by 12:30 p.m. Atria Northgate Park will provide transportation for their residents. There are sign-up sheets at Atria Northgate Park, Colerain Township and Green Township senior and community centers, or you may R.S.V.P. by phone to Debbie Potzner at 513741-5048.

HOLIDAY ALERT Any idea where this might be? We didn’t think so. Time to go hunting in the neighborhood to see if you can find it. Send your best guess to northwestpress@ community or call 853-6287, along with your name. Deadline to call is noon Friday. If you’re correct, we’ll publish your name in next week’s newspaper. See last week’s answer on B6.

Christmas social at YMCA Dec. 12

The Clippard Family YMCA invites local seniors to the free annual Clippard Family YMCA Christmas Senior Social, sponsored by LaRosa’s on Stone Creek Boulevard. The luncheon social and program begins at noon Wednesday, Dec. 12 at Clippard Family branch YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road . Seniors are asked to register for the event at the Clippard Family YMCA Welcome Center and bring a side dish to share.

Clippard preschool classes will sing Happy Birthday to Jesus and the Dancing Grandmas will perform. Christmas music will be provided by WMKV 89.3 FM Radio. There will also be vendors and door prizes. Limited shuttle service is available. Shuttle Transportation will be provided by

Atria Northgate Park. There will be pickup at Atria, 9191 Roundtop Road. Drop off back at Atria will be at 2 p.m. For more information about the Clippard Family YMCA Christmas Senior Social, call 513-923-4466.

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The Annual Colerain Township Business Association Christmas Luncheon will be at noon Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Clovernook Country Club, 2035 West Galbraith Road. Cost is $20 per person. The Northwest High School’s Women’s Ensemble will be performing. RSVP by email to before Thursday, Dec. 6. All Reservations will be invoiced for payment.

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E-reader tryout

Thinking of buying an eReader or tablet for the book lover on your holiday shopping list? When it comes to picking the right device, the choices can be overwhelming. That’s why the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is holding a series of eReader “Petting Zoo” programs at select branches. Stop by and try out an iPad, Nook Tablet and Kindle Fire and learn more about the library’s downloadable books and music. Staff members will be available to answer your questions. E-reader “Petting Zoo” branch sites: Groesbeck – 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2994 W. Galbraith Road, 513-369-4454. North Central – 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 11109 Hamilton Ave., 513-3696068. Green Township – 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 6525

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Butler Tech open house

Northwest and Colerain career centers will have open houses from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11. Each open house is a chance for parents and students to check out the elective programs for all high school students attending Colerain High School and Northwest High School. This is going to be an interactive meet-and-greet with instructors. Students can apply early for the elective of their choice.

Green Township presents annual Family Winterfest

The annual Green Township Family Winterfest will take place from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road. The holiday celebration is free for township residents. 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 spend time with Boomer the Christmas Parrot. Strolling carolers, popcorn, cookie decorating, hot chocolate, light displays and card making are also features of the event. New this year is a coat collection for the St. Vince de Paul coat drive. Sponsors of the Family Winterfest include Cincinnati Children’s, Oak Hills Kiwanis Club, Green Township VFW Post 10380, Green Township Branch Library, Postal Annex and Bob Evans. Call the township at 574-4848 or visit

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The basement of Mount Healthy Christian Church doubles as a grocery store four days a week with free food for needy families. The Alliance, a nonprofit organization that is a collaboration of local churches, runs the food pantry to serve people in 45231 zip code area. “We help about 400 families a month,” Alliance executive director Kathryn Roosa said. “We see even more people around the holidays.” With photo identification and a current piece of mail denoting the appropriate zip code, people can visit the pantry once a month to receive a three-day supply of food. “Our statistics show that we have very few repeats every month,” Roosa said. “We find that the pantry is used on an asneeded basis.” Despite the statistics, the pantry is always in need of donations. Roosa said the Alliance purchases 60 to 70 percent of the items

Judy Herb, front, and Ramona Krapp arrange bread on the shelf at the Mount Healthy Alliance food pantry. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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renz said. “We’re never really sure what we’re going to have because we rely so much on donations. There are a lot of prayers.” Each month 80 to 100 people volunteer at the pantry. “The pantry is completely run by volunteers,” Roosa said. With Christmas around the corner, Lorenz said that the pantry is in need of more donations. Items needed include canned fruit, personal hygiene products, baby items, nonperishable foods and money.

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Grade schoolers having ‘Cinderella’ experience By Connie Ruhe

Eight young actors are busy celebrating Christmas as members of the Children’s Ensemble in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” playing at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts through Dec. 23. The children auditioned in September, started rehearsals in October and opened the ChristmasIF YOU GO themed musical Nov. “Cinderella” runs 29, said director Tim Thursday through Perrino, who also is Sunday through executive artistic diDec. 23, at the rector for Cincinnati Covedale Center for Landmark Producthe Performing tions, which operates Arts, 4990 Glenway the Covedale Center Ave. on the west side of Performances on Cincinnati. Thursday, Friday More than 20 and Saturday begin adults also take the at 8 p.m., and stage for the classic Sunday shows start fairy tale, including at 2 p.m. Cost is $23 Katie Hamiltonfor adults, $20 for Meier as Cinderella seniors and stuand Jonathan Zeng as dents. the Prince. Music diTickets may be rector is Steve Goers purchased online at and choreographer is cincinnatilandmarkKarie-Lee or land. by calling the Box The youngest perOffice at 513-241formers, who range 6550. from ages 9 to 14, are enjoying the production. Maddi O’Connell, 11, tried to identify the best part of being in “Cinderella.” The Mercy Montessori sixth-grader settled on one phrase: “It’s all too great.” Nine-year-old Jordan Darnell acknowledged “that it’s a lot of work and a lot of paying attention, and it’s a great experience.” Jordan attends St. Teresa of Avila School and is in fourth grade. Katelyn Moore, who is 11 and in sixth grade at Taylor Mill Elementary School, said she was looking for opportunities to perform. When she was selected for two parts recently, she said she chose the Covedale role because “I liked the idea of ‘Cinderella.’” A fourth-grade student at Calvary Christian School, C.J. Zimmer, 9, said he realized when he auditioned “that I’d be one of only two boys” in the musical if selected. Christopher Conway, 12, a seventh-grader at St. William School, is happy to be part of the production. “It is an amazing show,” he said. Fourteen-year-old Emily Egner is in eighth


Art students Shalena Alexander, Josh Bennett, Will Placke and Bonnie Walter have had artwork accepted into the 2012 Juried Jr./Sr. Art Exhibition at the Xavier Art Gallery. The show runs through Dec. 14. ■ Art IV students are committed to the Memory Project effort and are working to complete portraits for children from an orphanage in Vietnam. The completed portraits will be sent to the children in early December. The Memory Project is an initiative in which art students create portraits for children and teens around the world who have been orphaned, neglected, or disadvantaged. Given that kids in such situations usually have few personal keepsakes, the purpose of the portraits is to provide them with a special memory of their youth, and to help honor their self-identity.

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Eight area students are on stage for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts through Dec. 23. The performers make up the Children’s Ensemble for the Christmas-themed show. In first row from left are: Maddie Land, left, and Grace Balbo; second row, Emily Egner, left, and Jordan Darnell; third row, from left: C.J. Zimmer, Christopher Conway and Katelyn Moore, and at top is Maddi O’Connell. CONNIE RUHE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

grade at St. Antoninus School. She said she intends to focus on musical theater when she attends School for the Creative & Performing Arts next year. “I’d like to do some other shows here,” said Maddie Land, 14. The Sacred Heart Elementary School student added she will watch for future auditions. Homeschooler Grace Balbo of Hyde Park will turn 13 before “Cinderella” wraps up. She said her experience in “The Music Man” on the Showboat Majestic and other performances prepared her for the current Covedale musical. It was fairly easy to adapt “Cinderella” for the holidays, according to Perrino. “First and foremost, you set it at Christmas time, and

you put in a children’s chorus and caroling,” he explained. The children also dance, and escort Cinderella to the ball as horses and coachmen. All of the young actors are familiar with the performing arts, whether drama, vocal or instrumental music, or dance, and have performed previously in other professional or school productions. Emily, Christopher and Grace have appeared on the Covedale stage or with Cincinnati Landmark Productions before. C.J., Jordan, Katelyn, Maddi and Maddie are making their debuts. The youngsters expressed varying degrees of opening night jitters, but all agreed they had had enough rehearsing and were ready for the curtain to rise.

Members of the Freshmen Mentoring Program recently participated in their first class competition. Each quarter, freshmen mentors create an activity in which the entire freshmen class can compete until one mentoring group wins. This quarter, students participated in "Minute to Win It" challenges and competed against other mentoring groups in games such as bouncing golf balls onto a plate of peanut butter, bouncing pencils into a cup and moving an Oreo cookie from forehead to mouth without the use of hands. Mentor Logan Williams and his team, Kung Fu Pandas, won.

St. James School

Tyler Weber recently received a $250 Catholic Order of Foresters TAP Award. Weber won a random drawing awarding tuition reimbursement to COF youth members who attend Catholic school. He and his parents, Joe and Kathy Weber, are members of Catholic Order of St. James Court 1628.

La Salle band fourth in national championship competition The Pride of La Salle Band advanced to the semifinals and placed fourth in Class A at the Bands of America Grand National Championships in Indianapolis. The La Salle band, whose show was titled “Reflections of a Hero,” was one 88 bands that participated in the three-day competition. After a performance on Friday, the band was one of 34 semifinalists. After the semi-final performance, the band placed fourth in the country in their class. “The 65 member band, made up mostly of eighth-graders, freshman, and sophomores really exceeded my expectations this year with their fantastic work ethic, commitment to one another and never say never attitude,” said band director Brian J. Fischer. “Our 12 seniors worked incredibly hard to make sure this was a fantastic year for everyone involved, constantly helping the younger members improve their performance.” It is the second year the band has participated in the Grand Nationals competition and the

Katie Muench, left, and Alexis Bierbaum with cans used in McAuley High School physics classes. THANKS TO KATHY DIETRICH

The Pride of La Salle band recently placed fourth in Class A at the Bands of America Grand National Championships in Indianapolis. PROVIDED

second year it was a semifinalist. Under the direction of Fischer, the Pride of La Salle band also has won several other band competitions this 2012 season. The band was MSBA Class AA Grand Champion in Beaver Creek in early November, getting Best Music, Best Guard, Best Visual Performance and Best General Effect awards. They also came in first in Class

AA at the seventh annual Falcon Force Band Competition at Bishop Fenwick High School in September. The Pride of La Salle band is made up of students from La Salle, Mother of Mercy, McAuley and Seton high schools as well as Ursuline Academy. For more information on the band, go to

Physics law helps feed hungry McAuley High School physics teacher Lisa Nissen,and her classes worked on a lab that not only served to educate the students in the laws of physics, but feed the hungry at the same time. During the week of Thanksgiving, the students discussed the physics of rotational energy and rolling objects. Each student brought in a can to race and a tournament was held to find the

fastest and slowest rollers. Champions of all three classes were crowned: » junior Bradie Anderson had the fastest can, a can of chicken broth, » while Desi Dick was slowest with a small can of chilies. All the cans were donated to Christ’s Community Food Pantry along with the 34 Thanksgiving dinner baskets donated by the entire school.



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Northwest High School senior Ameer Daniels, right, took eighth in the heavyweight division during the Division I state meet last winter. FILE PHOTO

READY, SET, WRESTLE Area mat men grapple into new season

By Nick Dudukovich

Holding court Girls basketball season is officially in full swing as ladies across the region laced up their sneakers for the first full week of action.

COLERAIN TWP — . While Col-

erain High School will feature a youthful squad during the upcoming season, a duo of returning state qualifiers will undoubtedly catch the opposition’s attention. Junior Tegray Scales returns in 2012-2013 after taking fourth place at last year’s Division I state championship meet while wrestling at 182 pounds. In addition to reaching state as a sophomore, Scales was also recognized as the Greater Miami Conference Wrestler of the Year. Detuan Smith will also be back after competing against the state’s elite at160 pounds last season. Cardinal wrestlers will also have a change in their corner with the promotion of James Wagers to head coach. Wagers served as an assistant the past four years, before being hired in September. Wagers should also be able to count on returning senior district qualifier Patrick Allen, who took second-team all-league recognition last winter. As the team’s only other returning senior, Kelvin Jordan, should help bolster the Cardinals’ lineup, while sophomore Josh Daniels should be a factor at 132 pounds. Colerain wrestled its first match at the Harrison Duals Dec. 1. The squad is scheduled to compete at the Coaches’ Classic at Harrison Dec. 15-16. In Monfort Heights, the La Salle Lancers will begin life without Max Byrd, who set the school record by earning his 160th win last winter. Head coach Avery Zerkle said the Lancers will have a large freshman class, and that varsity newcomer Sam Kreider could be a factor this postseason if he’s able to make weight at 106 pounds. Senior Anthony Milano should set a strong example for the Lancers’ youthful squad. Milano entered the year with 93 career victories and placed eighth at last year’s state meet while competing at 113 pounds. La Salle started its season at the Elder duals Dec.1. The squad takes to the mat again at the Milford Super-Tri against Milford,

Colerain's Ciera Phillips, left, and Mt. Healthy's Carrie Collins battle for a rebound during the Owls’ 61-60 double-overtime victory Nov. 27. JEFF SWINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Colerain junior Tegray Scales, top, earned fourth place at last winter’s state meet while wrestling at 182 pounds. FILE PHOTO St. Xavier and Sycamore Dec. 8. Northwest High School and coach Nick Maffey will also return a youthful squad, but for the first time in many years, the Knights will field a full lineup. All eyes will be on senior heavyweight Ameer Daniels, who took eighth at last year’s state championship meet after setting the school’s single-season win total with 38 victories. Ameer’s brother, sophomore Julian Daniels, should also play a factor in the Knights’ team score at 138 pounds. Julian garnered first-team all-FAVC recognition last season. Other wrestlers who should give the Knights’ scoring total a boost include senior Zack Samper (220), senior Dominick Williams (152) and sophomore Gunnar Webber (113) The Mount Healthy Owls return six from last year’s team that finished fifth in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference. Joe Dixon and Olajuwon Butler coach the Owls, which will be led by David Kuhlmann, who finished second in the FAVC at 138 pounds. Jashuan Pickett was 8-16 last season, but finished fourth at the conference meet at 145-pounds. Eric Finnel also placed fourth at the conference meet and was 19-15 with 12 pins at 220 pounds. Ke’Eryon Deal (285), Danny Johnson (170) and Brian Pringle will also play key roles. “We have (a) young energetic team this year and after a year of being under the new regimen, they know what to expect,” Dixon said. “They also have taken a lot of lumps last year and have grown to become more like fam-

ily.” The Owls start their season Dec. 1 at the Lebanon Duals. The Roger Bacon Spartans return to compete in the Greater Catholic League under new coach Chris Harrison, who was an assistant to longtime coach Joe Schierloh the past two seasons. According to the school’s website, senior Jared Dornbusch (106) and sophomore Bobby Griffin (220) will return after taking first-team all-league honors last season. The Spartans hosted the Roger Bacon duals Dec. 1 and will take to the mat for the second time this season at the Lockland/ Taylor Tri-match Dec. 8. Tim McDonald is back for his fourth season at St. Xavier and will be looking for the Bombers’ first Greater Catholic League title since 2001-2002. Junior Joe Heyob is back after finishing sixth in the state at 152 pounds a season ago. Heyob went 42-7 last season and has a career record of 80-19. The junior should eclipse the 100-career win mark this season. Joining Heyob are district qualifiers Ryan Gordon and sophomore Cole Jones. Gordon was 33-15 last season, while Jones went 28-13. The Bombers bring back 10 wrestlers from last year, which include juniors Dakota Stephens and Matt Kuhlmann. Stephens was 12-8 with four pins at 126 pounds last season, while Kuhlmann was 21-10 at 195 pounds. “(We have) competition at most weight classes,” McDonald said. “They have worked extremely hard in the offseason. They put the team first.”

McAuley’s Taylor Pifher, right, takes the ball away from Boone County’s Darby Lankheit during the Mohawks’ 66-53 win Nov. 28. Senior guard Taylor Bove scored all 12 of her points in the fourth quarter while Emily Vogelpohl led all scorers with 19 points. JOSEPH FUQUA II/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Murphy named AP Coach of the Year Gannett News Service

Northwest High School’s top football man Chad Murphy was named the Division II Coach of the Year as the AP released its annual honors for the two largeschool divisions in the state. Murphy led the Knights to the school’s first playoff berth since 1990 following an 8-2 regular season. The award announcement definitely made Murphy’s day better. He had stayed home from school

the day he was announced as the award’s winner because of an illness. “I’ve gotten out of bed maybe three times today and just turned my phone on about 30 minutes ago,” said Murphy Monday evening. “All of a sudden I’ve got all of these voice mails and text messages and my Twitter account is going off. “It’s an unbelievable honor. I’m happy for the program and happy for the school.”



PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS Derek Kief, as well as Northwest (D-II) linebacker Rasheen Jones and defensive back DeQuan Render, garnered special mention. » St. Xavier’s Robbie Reis was named Division I third-team AllOhio. » Tyree Elliott of Mount Healthy was named Division II first-team All-Ohio.

By Nick Dudukovich ndudukovich @ communitypress .com

College parents: Time to brag

» The Northwest Press again will present “Home for the holidays: Catching up with college athletes.” Parents of athletes who played in the college ranks during the 2012 calendar year can submit by email a few paragraphs and, if interested, a photo to share where they are, what they’re playing and how they did. Be sure to include the athlete’s name, parents’ names and the community newspaper they get at home. The submitted information will be compiled by newspaper and run the issue of Dec. 2627. Send links to college websites as background but not as the submission. Write the information as you’d want to see it in print. Send photos as a .jpg attachment to the email, not embedded in a Word document. Send the email to by Monday, Dec. 17. Questions can be directed to mlaughman@ or 248-7573.

Boys basketball

» Roger Bacon beat Finneytown 70-41 to open its season Nov. 30. Austin Frentsos led all scorers with 18 points and Carlas Jackson chipped in with 14.

Girls basketball

» Roger Bacon defeated Finneytown 28-19 Nov. 28. Senior center Lauren Krebs and sophomore forward Becca DeBurger each scored seven points. » Mount Healthy started its season with a bang after beating Colerain 61-60 in double overtime Nov. 27. The Lady Owls played just five players, with four of them scoring in double digits led by senior Carlie Sanders with 16 points. Mount Healthy jumped out to a 34-9 halftime lead and went on to beat Aiken 59-15, Nov. 29. Sanders led with 14 points.

Big Ten tribute

Boys bowling

» Michigan freshman linebacker and former Colerain Cardinal Joe Bolden was named to’s all freshman team.

» Roger Bacon (2,561) defeated Moeller and (2,364) and Carroll (2,226). Chris Wilhelm led the Spartans by rolling a 444 series. La Salle (2,788) defeated McNick (2,042) and CJ (1,906) Nov. 27. Will Mullen rolled a 441 high series. » Goshen defeated Mt. Healthy 2,231-2,030, Nov. 26. Austen McCoy rolled a 312. The Owls earned their first win by beating Wyoming 2,3041,800, Nov. 28. Ben Naber rolled a high-series of 442. » St. Xavier (2,703) easily defeated Purcell Marian (2,281) and Alter (2,059) Nov. 27. Edward Runkel led with a high series of 438.


» Colerain senior offensive lineman Dylan Wiesman and quarterback Alfred Ramsby were named Division I first-team All-Ohio by the Associated Press. Ramsby led the Greater Miami Conference with 1,284 yards and 13 touchdowns passing while adding 1,103 yards and 15 touchdowns rushing as the Cardinals went 10-0 and reached the regional final before losing 24-21 against Moeller. La Salle (D-I) wide receiver

St. Xavier (2,833) defeated Badin (2,305) and Chaminade-Julienne (1,923) Nov. 29. Ben Weinberger, Edward Runkel, Anthony Hughes and Jonny McQuitty all rolled over 400.


Girls bowling

» McAuley beat Ursuline, 2,397-2,027 Nov. 27. Madison Baker rolled a 209 in her first game, and a 196 in her second. » Goshen handled Mt. Healthy 1,656-1,479 Nov. 26. Junior Sara Frye led the Owls with a 280 series. They beat Wyoming 1,7381,312, Nov. 28 to pickup its first win. Frye knocked down 334 pins to earn the high-series.

Boys swimming

» La Salle beat Taylor 78-38 Nov. 27. Jake Brabender (200 free, 500 free), Brauning (100 fly), Drew Meister (50 free, 100 free) and Ben Yauch (100 breast) were victorious. » St. Xavier defeated Sycamore 192-94, Nov. 29. The Bombers claimed every event except for the 100-yard butterfly and one-meter diving.

Girls swimming

» McAuley beat Taylor 77-85 Nov. 27. Crawford (200 free), Dangel (50 free), Meister (100 fly), Hennard (100 free) Baxter (500 free), and Lucas (100 breast) earned individual wins.

Boys soccer

» St. Xavier’s Josh Meirose was named to the OSSCA Division I all-state second team and all-district team. St. Xavier’s Austin Harrell and La Salle’s C.J. Seig were named to the Division I all-district team. Ian Eckart of Roger Bacon was named to the Division III all-district team.

Girls soccer

» McAuley’s Elyssa Anderson and Colerain’s Kaitlyn Bigner were named to the Division I alldistrict team.

McAuley High School seniors (from left) Jordyn Thiery, Rachael Oakley and Libbi Giuliano signed letters of intent to play their respective sports at the college level during a ceremony at the school Nov. 15. Thiery (Springfield Township) will play volleyball at Gannon University, while Giuliano (Colerain Township) will take court at Wittenberg College as a member of the volleyball squad. Oakley (Springfield Township), who batted .651 last season, will play softball at Wright State University. THANKS TO KATHY DIETRICH

SIDELINES Baseball players needed

The Delhi Eagles are looking for players to fill a 12U baseball team. The team will play 20-25 games, between April and early July, in the Southwest Ohio Baseball League Continental Division. Players cannot turn 13 before May 1, 2013. Team fees are some of the lowest in the area. The Delhi Eagles are sponsored by Delhi Athletic Association, but players do not have to live in Delhi to play. Interested players can contact Roger West at 515-2509.

Co-ed soccer tournament

Rivers Edge indoor sports is having its annual Holiday Co-ed Soccer Tournament, with high school play on Dec. 27 and seventh- and eighth-grade on Jan. 19. It is open to all high school co-ed and seventh- and eighth-grade co-ed. The cost is $270, which will include three games, two large pizzas and two pitchers of pop. Deadline is Dec 19 for high school registration and Jan 11 for the seventh and eighth grade tournament. Call 264-1775 or visit for more information.





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consumers. School districts cannot, and depend on growing tax revenues. In Ohio school districts, inSteve Harness creasing tax COMMUNITY PRESS revenues can only be acGUEST COLUMNIST complished by requesting residents to approve new operating levies. Our expenses have increased since our last operating levy in 2003. Through reductions and cutbacks, we have managed to stretch our last operating levy to nine years. Those reductions and cutbacks – in staffing, outsourcing and consolidation of buildings – have amounted to over a $4 million savings since 2003. Our new buildings were constructed with 71 percent state funds, and 29 percent local funds. These facilities allowed us to consolidate staff-

ing, and are more energy efficient to operate. The new buildings have contributed approximately $1.5 million of savings since opened. The money from the bond issue could only be used for construction of those buildings. It could not, by federal and state law, be used for operating expenses. Many citizens confuse the bond issue monies with operating monies. Previous reductions have had a negative impact on our students’ educational opportunities. We have increased participation fees for extracurricular activities (athletics, music, etc.), eliminated busing at the high school level, and reduced staffing. Recently, the Mount Healthy School District earned an “Effective” rating by the Ohio Department of Education. We were also one of few in Ohio chosen to receive the “Most Improved Award” by the Battelle Institute for Kids, primarily because of our hardworking

and dedicated staff. Our staff is among the lowest paid in Hamilton County – by approximately $6,000 each. Yet, they are required by local and federal governments to provide the same educational opportunities as wealthier districts. Further reductions in staffing, due to additional budget cuts, would risk both our “Effective” rating, as well as the loss of highly qualified teachers to other districts. Districts do not enjoy asking residents for additional taxes. If you ask school personnel and board members across the state, all would say asking residents for operating levies is the most difficult, unpleasant part of their role. Until our state corrects the unconstitutional way it funds schools, districts have little choice but to place an operating levy on the ballot. Steve Harness is the president of the Mount Healthy City School District.

Air quality agency handles complaints Information from the public is an important way to keep track of potential air quality issues in our community. To handle odors, smoke, dust or other air quality concerns, the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency has an air complaint program. This program focuses on outreach activities and operating the air quality hotline to provide prompt service to air quality concerns of residents in Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren counties. If you notice an unusual odor, smoke, dust or other air

quality concerns, please call the 24-hour hotline at 513946-7777 or fill out the online form at Megan complaints. Hummel When makCOMMUNITY PRESS ing a comGUEST COLUMNIST plaint, you will be asked for general information relating to the situation, your name (you may remain anonymous if you wish), ad-

dress and phone number. An investigator from the agency will make arrangements to meet with you at your home to verify the air quality problem. We will contact you in a few days to give you the results of your complaint. The agency responds to air quality complaints 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks per year (excluding major holidays). This is one important tool to help achieve and maintain healthy air quality. The Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency is a division of

the Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services which also encompasses the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. For more information, visit the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency online at or interact with us on Facebook and Twitter. Megan Hummel is the public relations coordinator for the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency is a division of the Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services

Compensation for Ohio victims of crime The Ohio Attorney General provides compensation for victims of crime in Ohio. If you or your family members are innocent victims of a violent crime, you may qualify for financial assistance. You may be eligible to receive compensation either if you were injured during a violent crime, you are a dependent of someone who was killed in a crime, or you, as a parent or guardian, are responsible for a crime victim’s expenses. Certain people, however, are not eligible to receive compensation. They include anyone who has been convicted of a felony, child endangering or domestic violence within 10 years before the crime or while

the application for compensation is pending. Also, anyone who engaged in misconduct that caused or Brad contributed to Greenberg their own COMMUNITY PRESS injuries is not GUEST COLUMNIST eligible. Payments can cover medical expenses but only if the expenses are not covered by insurance or other available resources. They can also cover lost wages resulting from the crime, including wages lost from attending court proceedings. Compensation can include

financial support for dependents of a deceased victim. This support can include counseling for family members of victims as well as funeral and burial expenses totaling up to $7,500. Maximum total payments are limited to $50,000. Payments cannot be made for pain and suffering or for lost, stolen or damaged property. However, crime scene cleanup for personal security, such as doors and windows, may be covered. An adult crime victim can file for compensation anytime after the crime occurred, even years later. In order to qualify for it, the victim must report the crime and cooperate with

law enforcement. Although judges often order convicted offenders to pay restitution to their victims, most offenders lack the ability or desire to make full restitution. The victims of crime program at least can help ease the financial burden on victims. Criminal fines – not Ohio’s taxpayers – cover the program’s costs. The Ohio Victims of Crime Compensation Program is a valuable resource. For further information, call the Attorney General’s Office at (800) 5822877. Judge Brad Greenberg presides in Hamilton County Municipal Court. He is a Loveland resident.

CH@TROOM Nov. 28 question How do you plan to do most of your holiday shopping this year: in person or online, from national “big box” stores, or from locally-owned businesses?

“Combination of on-line and in-person shopping. And my inperson is a combination of small, locally owned and big box. I am interested in getting the best deal I can and I want interesting things for the people on my list. I don’t start until the Monday after Thanksgiving. It’s so much more peaceful that way.” T.A.R.

NEXT QUESTION What is your favorite Cincinnati-area holiday event or tradition? What makes it special? Every week the Northwest Press asks readers a question they can reply to via email. Send your answers to northwestpress@community with Chatroom in the subject line.

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Our only choice is to ask for levy With the failure of our recent operating levy, the Mount Healthy City Schools are facing severe reductions for the 20132014 school year. Elimination of extracurricular activities (i.e. athletic and music), additional reduction of staffing, and further reduction of busing are all under consideration. We have not made a decision when to place another operating levy on the ballot, however we have little choice but to do so, or become bankrupt and under state control. Funding of public schools by the state of Ohio has been ruled unconstitutional four times by the Ohio Supreme Court. To date, the state Legislature has chosen to ignore the court, and not corrected this issue. Until the Legislature does, districts rely primarily on local tax money for operating expenses. As with businesses, our operating expenses have increased over time due to inflation. Businesses pass the increases on to


shopping skills. Being old merely compounds that difficulty. “I've stopped getting lingerie for my wife because she's well stocked. One of our sons needs absolutely nothing, and that is a challenge. I give the other son and our daughter cash, and that works well. “And finally, I try to write my wife a funny poem at Christmas (and other important dates during the year). I wish I could do better, but Santa Claus I ain't.” Bill B. “As an American male over 65, I can't think of anything I hate

much more than shopping for gifts. No wonder Scrooge was in a bad mood. I would rather prep for a colonoscopy. “The only person I shop for is my wife. She has everything and whatever I buy is usually the wrong size, style or color. I will do my best to buy whatever I get online with the exception of jewelry. I rely on a local jeweler on 8 Mile Road near Clough. “I would not set foot in a mall if my life depended on it and driving on Beechmont Avenue is even worse.” F.S.D.

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Colerain continues to address budget As the sun sets on 2012 and we continue work on the 2013 appropriations, I am pleased that the current Colerain township Board of Trustees and administrator are all on the same page with the budget process. They are making tough but necessary decisions to be able to sustain the core functions of our local government and still be able to offer services such as our parks and community center, including senior programming. This board and the administration understand that the past trend of spending in excess of current year revenue is not sustainable. This year, our total expenditures through Sept. 30 are Heather $19.2 million Harlow and our reveCOMMUNITY nue is $24.8 PRESS GUEST COLUMNIST million. Further, our general fund revenue is projected to continue fall over the next few years due to three factors from the 2011 state biannual budget: » The local government fund will be cut 50 percent or approximately $400,000 per year; » The estate tax will be eliminated in 2013 at a loss of approximately $1.2 million per year, and » The tangible personal property tax will be eliminated in 2013 at a loss of approximately $32,000 per year. For further details, you can view the 2013 budget presentation on the Township’s website. Our future budgets must and will reflect this new reality of decreased revenues. Now, for the usual financial update: we began the third quarter with a balance brought forward of $26,122,659.11. During the months of July, August and September, the township had total receipts of $7,134,769.17 and total expenditures of $6,123,035.59. The balance as of September 30, 2012, was $27,134,392.69. It is important to me that you have as much information as you desire about your home town’s government and its fiscal health. If you have any questions or concerns about the Township Fiscal Officer’s office, or if I can be of assistance in any way, please contact me at the Township offices at 513-3857500 or via e-mail at You can also find me on Facebook at HeatherHarlowColerain. If you’d like to join my e-mail list, please send me an e-mail and I will add you to the list. I send out draft agendas for the Trustee meetings as well as other items of note to the community. As always, be sure to visit the Township’s website at for updates on news and events in our hometown or become our “fan” on Facebook. Heather Harlow is the Colerain Township Fiscal Officer.

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Second-grander Carter Yox and Casey Beck are ready with their donation. THANKS TO NORIE ROACH


Sixth-grader Jake Speed helps first-grader Matt Kohler put his pennies in the boy tub at the penny war at John Paul II School in Springfield Township. THANKS TO NORIE ROACH

Helping victims of Hurricane Sandy Fifth-grader Grace Baugh and sixth-grader Kalynne Schuermann fill up the donation bin at John Paul II School’s penny war to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. THANKS TO NORIE ROACH

In just 10 days, John Paul II Catholic School raised almost $4,400 dollars for three school communities dealing with the effects of Hurricane Sandy. The students of the Springfield Township elementary school held bake sales and craft sales, solicited donations from family and friends, held a “penny war” and collected cash and gift cards door-to-door to benefit schools in Queens, Staten Island and on the Jersey shore. The students from kindergar-

ten to eighth grade also made cards and wrote letters of encouragement to the three school communities. A box of those cards and letters and a check for about $1,450 will be sent and to: St. Francis de Sales School in Belle Harbor, Queens, New York and St. Clare School on Staten Island; and a box of cards and letters with a $1,450 check was expected to be delivered to St. Peter School in Pleasant Point, N.J. by a member of the school staff.

John Paul II School fifth-grader Mason Dahm is ready to make his donation. THANKS TO NORIE ROACH

John Paul II students binging in pennies and change for Hurricane Sandy victims. THANKS TO NORIE ROACH Kindergartener Will Mason is helped with his pennies by sixth-grader Ellen Stevenot. THANKS TO NORIE ROACH


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, DEC. 6 Benefits Fill the Truck Initiative, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Clippard Industries, 7390 Colerain Ave., Mission to fill semi-trucks with personal care items, blankets, sheets, coats, boots, gloves, baby formula, canned food, dishes, and many other clothing. Only new items accepted with the exception of slightly worn coats. Benefits SON Ministries. Free. Presented by Fill the Truck. 250-4116; Colerain Township.

Community Dance Royal Rounds, 2-4 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road, Phase III-V round dance club for experienced dancers. Ballroom figures: waltz, two-step, cha cha, rumba, tango and bolero. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Greenhills.

the story of Mary and Joseph and the birth of Jesus from a fresh and richly creative point of view, the author combines a series of deftly constructed short scenes, traditional Christmas music, and often antic characterizations into a wholly original theater piece. $15; $12 students, seniors and active military. Presented by CenterStage Players of Ohio. 588-4910. North College Hill. New Cosmic Time Seminar, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Garden Park Unity Church, 3581 W. Galbraith Road, Concludes Dec. 8. With Cosmic Mysteries School and speakers. Music and workshops on meditation, health and wellness, secrets of the Maya, energy and healing for 2013 and more. Ages 18 and up. $100. Presented by Cosmic Mysteries School. 859749-7146; Colerain Township.

Senior Citizens

Zumba Fitness Classes, 7:15 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Greg Insco, instructor. $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Health / Wellness


Square Dance Lessons, 7:309:30 p.m., Forest Park Activity Center, 651 W. Sharon Road, Low-impact activity to improve your mind, body and spirit. Ages 9 and up. $5. Presented by Happy Time Squares. 232-1303. Forest Park.

Exercise Classes

Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger Forest Park, 1212 W. Kemper Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 6863310. Forest Park. Pathways Connect Gathering Group, 7-8 p.m., Apex Chiropractic and Wellness Center, 8624 Winton Road, Suite B, For parents to meet like-minded community members and build social and health connections. Topics include science of wellness, nutrition, child development, birth and pregnancy, and more. Free. Registration required. 931-4300; Finneytown.

Senior Citizens Exercise to Music, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, $1. 385-3780. Green Township. Open Bridge, 12:15-3:15 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Free. 385-3780. Green Township.

FRIDAY, DEC. 7 Benefits Fill the Truck Initiative, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Clippard Industries, Free. 250-4116; Colerain Township.

Community Dance Cincy A2, 8-10:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Advanced level square dance club for experienced dancers. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Mount Healthy.

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

Music - Choral Holiday Music, 7 p.m., FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Cincinnati Dulcimer Society followed by members of the Colerain High School orchestra. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Colerain Township.

On Stage - Theater The Butterfingers Angel, Mary & Joseph, Herod the Nut, & The Slaughter of 12 Hit Carols in a Pear Tree, 8 p.m., North College Hill City Center, 1500 W. Galbraith Road, Dealing with

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Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Arthritis Exercise, Noon-12:45 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Workout to videos geared to help lessen arthritis symptoms. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Weight loss support and accountability. For seniors. $28 annual fee. 385-3780. Green Township.

Dance Classes

seniors. 385-3780. Green Township. Pattern Dancing, 1-2:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Learn line dancing and have fun while exercising. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Billiards, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Free. 385-3780. Green Township.

Community Dance Skirts and Shirts Square Dance Club, 7:30-10 p.m., John Wesley United Methodist Church, 1927 W. Kemper Road, Western Style Square Dance Club for experienced square and round dancers. Plus level squares and up to phase III round dancing. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Springfield Township.

Craft Shows Christmas Craft Show, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Mount Healthy Christian Home, 8097 Hamilton Ave., Features more than 20 crafters and vendor booths. Food and homemade desserts available for purchase. Door prizes and giveaways. Music by choir groups and musicians. Free admission. 931-5000. New Burlington.

Exercise Classes Zumba Kids Dance Fitness Class, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Great Commission Bible Church, 10200 Hamilton Ave., Family Life Center. Healthy program featuring explosion of music, dance and energy. Ages 4-12. $4. 851-4946; Mount Healthy.

Holiday - Christmas Pet Santa and Pony Photos, Noon-4 p.m., Christ, the Prince of Peace United Methodist Church, 10507 Colerain Ave., Bring your own camera to take a photo of your pet on Santa’s lap and/or your children on a pony. Free, donations accepted. 385-7883. Colerain Township.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke with Uncle Don, 9:30 p.m., Poor Michael’s, 11938 Hamilton Ave., Free. 825-9958. Springfield Township.

Music - Acoustic Chuck Brisbin & COLD Tuna, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., J Taps Bar and Grill, 6441 Glenway Ave., Free. Presented by J Taps Sports Bar and Grill. 574-9777; Green Township.

Nature Winter Bird Count, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Registration required online by Dec. 6. Help tally birds at all parks. Includes door prizes. Grand tally at 4:15 p.m. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

On Stage - Theater The Butterfingers Angel, Mary & Joseph, Herod the Nut, & The Slaughter of 12 Hit Carols in a Pear Tree, 8 p.m., North College Hill City Center, $15; $12

GrandFamilies: Grandparents Raising Children, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Support from caring leaders for challenges of parenting second time around. Discover resources and information to help you navigate school, legal and social service. Free. Registration required. 931-5777; Finneytown.

Cincinnati Civic Orchestra will present a Holiday Concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9. at Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road. Admission is free. The teme is “Favorite Carols of Our Presidents.” Carols include “Adeste Fideles,” “We three Kings,” “The Little Drummer Boy,” “Festive Sounds of Hanukah” and “A Christmas Festival.” It is presented by Cincinnati Civic Orchestra. For information call 861-9978 or go to FILE PHOTO students, seniors and active military. 588-4910. North College Hill.

SUNDAY, DEC. 9 Education Survival Bracelet Workshop, 3 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Adventure Outpost. Create a bracelet using survival-strength paracord so you’ll be ready to create a shelter, snare or drip-line in a survival situation. Additional materials and optional accessories, such as a fire-starting tool, available for purchase. $10, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

Music - Concerts Cincinnati Civic Orchestra Holiday Concert, 3 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Free. Theme: “Favorite Carols of Our Presidents.” Carols include “Adeste Fideles,” “We three Kings,” “The Little Drummer Boy,” “Festive Sounds of Hanukah” and “A Christmas Festival.” Presented by Cincinnati Civic Orchestra. 861-9978; Springfield Township.

On Stage - Theater The Butterfingers Angel, Mary & Joseph, Herod the Nut, & The Slaughter of 12 Hit Carols in a Pear Tree, 2 p.m., North College Hill City Center, $15; $12 students, seniors and active military. 588-4910. North College Hill.

Recreation Knot This!, 1 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Adventure Outpost. Registration required online by Dec. 6. Learn useful knots. Practice rope provided. $6, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

MONDAY, DEC. 10 Auditions Quartet, 7-9:30 p.m., North College Hill City Center, 1500 W. Galbraith Road, Please bring a head shot and resume. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Be prepared to a cappella “shower” sing, but no song preparation is required or needed. Free. Presented by CenterStage Players of Ohio. 588-4910; North College Hill.

Benefits Fill the Truck Initiative, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Clippard Industries, Free. 250-4116; Colerain Township.

Business Meetings Mount Healthy Business Association Monthly Meeting, 11 a.m.-noon, First Financial Bank, 7522 Hamilton Ave., Free. Presented by Mount Healthy Business Association, Inc. 9231985; Mount Healthy.

Dance Classes Moving with Mommy/Dancing with Daddy, 6:30-7 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, The

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12 Benefits Fill the Truck Initiative, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Clippard Industries, Free. 250-4116; Colerain Township.

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Auditions Quartet, 7-9:30 p.m., North College Hill City Center, Free. 588-4910; North College Hill.

Exercise Classes


FitBodz, 6:30 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Instructed by Gary Terry, West Point graduate, Army master fitness trainer and certified personal trainer. Focusing on helping individuals improve their strength, stamina, flexibility and weight loss. Bring mat, 3- or 5-pound dumbbells and water. $8. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Zumba, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Wear comfortable workout attire and gym shoes. Bring water. $5. Presented by Deb’s Fitness Party. 205-5064; Green Township. Strengthening, Flexibility and Core Class, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Enter at rear of building. Enhance flexibility and strengthen all major muscle groups and core using bands, balls and weights. $7. 923-1700; Monfort Heights. 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. Presented by Cardio Dance Party. 617-9498; Springfield Township.

Fill the Truck Initiative, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Clippard Industries, Free. 250-4116; Colerain Township.

Music - Blues Blues Jam, 8:30 p.m., Poor Michael’s, 11938 Hamilton Ave., With Tristate blues artists. Free. 825-9958. Springfield Township.

Senior Citizens Chair Volleyball, 10 a.m.-noon, Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Indoor Cornhole, 10 a.m.-noon, Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3853780. Green Township.

TUESDAY, DEC. 11 Art & Craft Classes Live Holiday Wreath Luncheon, 10 a.m. and noon, Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Registration required online by Dec. 6. Make an evergreen wreath. Groups will eat together at noon. Guests should bring pruners if they own them. $30. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275;

Business Meetings Monthly Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles Mount Healthy Aerie 2193, 1620 Kinney Ave., Free. Presented by Mount Healthy Business Association, Inc. 923-1985; Mount Healthy.

Community Dance Continentals Round Dance Club, 2:30-4 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Phase III-V level round dance club. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Mount Healthy.

Dance Classes Tap Class, 7-7:30 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, Tap Class I for ages 5-9. $36 a month; or will be pro-rated at the time of registration if needed. Registration required. 521-8462. Springfield Township. Ballet 1, 6:30-7 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, $36 a month or pro-rated at time of registration if needed. Registration required. 521-8462. Springfield Township.

Health / Wellness Pre-Diabetes Class, 1-3 p.m., Mercy Hospital Mount Airy, 2446 Kipling Ave., Information on making healthy food choices, exercise and blood sugar control and monitoring blood sugar levels. $20. 956-3729; Mount Airy.

Senior Citizens Quilting, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Make blankets to donate to Project Linus and Children’s Hospital. For seniors. 385-3780. Green Township. Exercise to Music, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, $1. 385-3780. Green Township. Ceramics, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Stability Ball, 9:30-10 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Bring your own stability ball and work on strengthening your core. For seniors. 385-3780. Green Township. Euchre, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Open game. For

FitBodz, 6:30 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $8. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Senior Citizens Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3853780. Green Township. Vintage Artist, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Place for artists to paint together. Beginners welcome. Bring own supplies. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Knitting and Crocheting, 10-11:30 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Knit or crochet blankets for Project Linus. Yarn provided. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Wood Carving, 1-3 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Carve with Greenwood Chippers. Many different techniques used: relief carvings, scroll saw, figurines. Bring own tools. For seniors. Free. 3853780. Green Township. Zumba Gold, 1-2 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Modified Zumba for seniors with standing and chair participation. For seniors. $3, $25 for 10 classes. Presented by Deb’s Fitness Party. 205-5064; Green Township.

THURSDAY, DEC. 13 Benefits Fill the Truck Initiative, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Clippard Industries, Free. 250-4116; Colerain Township.

Community Dance Royal Rounds, 2-4 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, $6. 929-2427. Greenhills.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger Northgate, 9690 Colerain Ave., Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300; Colerain Township.

Music - Concerts Handbell Concert, 6:30 p.m., Twin Towers, 5343 Hamilton Ave., Gulden Community Center. Handbell soloist Kristine Stout of Joybell Theater. Kristine combines form of ballet, solo and ensemble weaving techniques and use of digital keyboard to create musical experience. Free. Presented by Joybell Theater. 853-4100; College Hill.

On Stage - Theater The Butterfingers Angel, Mary & Joseph, Herod the Nut, & The Slaughter of 12 Hit Carols in a Pear Tree, 8 p.m., North College Hill City Center, $15; $12 students, seniors and active military. 588-4910. North College Hill.

FRIDAY, DEC. 14 Benefits Fill the Truck Initiative, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Clippard Industries, Free. 250-4116; Colerain Township.



Make easy peanut brittle and a perfect roast beef

Easy peanut brittle

This is not as sweet as the kind of brittle that you buy. I’ve used both light and dark corn syrup and the dark is what my family prefers, but use whatever you have on hand. This recipe does not contain baking soda, which gives some peanut brittle the customary honeycomb texture. Now depending upon the kind of pan you use (I used a stainless steel), it may take a little longer or shorter time to make the candy than the recipe calls for. Check out my blog – – for step-by-step photos. ⁄2 stick unsalted butter ⁄2 cup sugar 2 tablespoons corn syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 to 11⁄2 cups nuts: your favorite (We like salted mixed nuts) 1


Spray cookie sheet. Over medium heat, stir butter, sugar, corn syrup and vanilla until melted, smooth and bubbly. Cover and cook one minute. Stir in nuts, raise heat to medi-

Enjoy music from the Christmas season as the Cincinnati Brass Band performs ÒA Christmas Music FestivalÓ at Crestview Presbyterian Church, 9463 Cincinnati-Columbus Road, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15. PROVIDED

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Rita’s recipe for peanut brittle is not as sweet as store-bought versions. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

um high and cook, stirring constantly, until nuts are fragrant, lightly browned and the mixture is very golden, about five minutes. What happens is the mixture will reach the hard crack stage (300 degrees). If you put a bit in a glass of cold water, it will make a hard ball. Immediately pour onto cookie sheet, spreading thinly as possible. A sprayed offset spatula or butter knife helps here. Cool until hard, about 15 minutes, then break into pieces. Keep covered at room temperature.

Perfect roast beef

Good for that holiday sirloin tip or similar roast, not chuck, which needs to be roasted differently. An unconventional way of roasting. Cranking up the oven to 475 develops moist, flavorful meat. Yes, you may have some splatter in the oven, but that should clean up OK. 3-4 pounds beef roast (see above)

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Season with salt

and pepper and brown on all sides in oil in ovenproof pan (or scrape up brown bits and place all in roasting pan). Roast until temperature reaches 110 degrees, 45-60 minutes or so. Leave in oven and increase heat to 475 degrees. Cook until temperature reaches 120 degrees for rare, 125 for medium rare or 130 for medium. This will take up to 30 minutes or so. Check after 20 minutes. Remove from oven, tent with foil and let rest 15 minutes. Serve with pan juices. Tips from Rita’s kitchen Put several slivers of garlic in meat. Add a little dry red wine or beef broth during last 20 minutes.

Healthy sweet potato fries

A good time of year to make this since sweet potatoes are good buys in season. I’ll add a pinch of cayenne if making for adults. Let kids help toss together and talk about eating “from the Garden of Eden,” the brighter the

color of the veggie, the better it is for you! 4 sweet potatoes Canola or olive oil Salt to taste Cayenne pepper, optional (A little goes a long way)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray cookie sheet. Peel potatoes, cut into wedges. Put in bowl and toss with a couple or three tablespoons oil. Place single layer on sheet, sprinkle with seasoning, and bake 20 minutes. Turn potatoes over and bake until golden and tender, about 20 minutes. If potatoes are cut thin, they may take less time; if thicker, a bit more.

Giftgiver’s hot chocolate mix with variations On my website, Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

Zonta Club installs officers and directors by invitation and provides members the opportunity to meet other professionals and executives and provides provide a venue for service, fellowship, and friendships. Contact the membership committee at New Zonta members are, from left, Gail Heimburger, Akosua Addo, and Dr. Eleanor Canos with Zonta Club of Cincinnati President Terri Purtee-Stein. THANKS TO CORY KEMP. Women’s Connection, Tender Mercies, and several others. The group advocates for women returning to college by providing scholar-

ships through its Ann Rasche Scholarship Fund at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. Membership in Zonta is

Rodney Barbour will perform at "A Christmas Music Festival" Dec. 15 at Crestview Presbyterian Church. PROVIDED potamus for Christmas" and “Let It Snow!” The Crestview Chancel Choir, by Rodney Barbour, provides worship leadership for services at Crestview Presbyterian Church and will join the band for four Christmas arrangements. The Cincinnati Brass Band was formed in 1993 to create an opportunity for brass musicians in our community to play in a traditional British style brass band. There are 35 members of the CBB, who along with their conductor, Anita Cocker Hunt, work to prepare and perform this music for the community. For more information about the Cincinnati Brass Band, visit . Tickets are not required to attend but the church will accept donations.

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The Zonta Club of Cincinnati installed new directors and members at a recent dinner meeting. The Zonta Club of Cincinnati is located in District 5, comprised of 17 clubs in Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia. Directors installed for the 2012-14 term were Cathy Bruckert of West Chester and Aurora Lambert of Colerain Township. Directors Laura Delaney of Montgomery, Patricia Jude of Loveland, and Verna Tuttle of North Bend were installed at an earlier date, as was Dr. Mary Clare Hill of Harrison as a Director on the Zonta Service Fund of Cincinnati Board from 2012-15. Membership Committee Chair Dr. Mary Clare Hill and Service Chair Glenda Carota of Cleves were also recognized at the international, district, and club levels for their outstanding recruitment of new members over the past biennium. . Through service, advocacy and fundraising, the Zonta Club of Cincinnati supports organizations such as The Bethany House, Visiting Nurse Association, North Fairmount Community Center, The

Enjoy music from the Christmas season as the Cincinnati Brass Band performs “A Christmas Music Festival” at Crestview Presbyterian Church, 9463 CincinnatiColumbus Road, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15. The church is two miles north of I-275 on U.S. 42. Rodney Barbour, Claire Northcut and the Crestview Chancel Choir will also be performing. Barbour is an accomplished organist whose performing career includes solo concerts of classic organ repertoire, theatre organ music, and for 11 years, the official organist of the Cincinnati Reds. He is known for his expertise on the use of the digital organ in worship. His performing experience is broad and encompasses a wide range of musical styles and settings. Barbour serves as director of worship and arts at Crestview Presbyterian Church where this concert is being held. Northcut is 10-yearsold and is in the fourthgrade at Mason Intermediate School. She won the 2011 Mason Idol, 2011 Redsfest/Cincinnati’s Got Talent and the 2012 Dayton Dragon’s Dayton Daily News vocal competitions, and recently performed the lead role of Annie in the Beechmont Players production of “Annie.” She will be singing “Christmas Time Is Here,” “I Want a Hippo-

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In my house, you’re never too young, or old, to have a stocking hung on the mantle for St. Nicholas to fill. When we were kids, we hung ours (and they weren’t the fancy ones I have today but our regular socks) on our bedposts. A pomegranate was Rita included if Heikenfeld it fit mom’s RITA’S KITCHEN budget, and I carry on that tradition today. Yesterday, the little ones hung their stockings up and 4-year-old granddaughter Eva, who has a 4-month-old sister, Emerson, said “I’ll share mine with Em.” Now that’s what the holidays are about!



Have a written contract before work starts You have a house fire and your home needs major repairs. Although you’re fully insured, you can still run into problems that can bring you close to bankruptcy. That’s what an area man fears may happen to him. Daniel VanDean has owned a house in Hidden Valley Lake for the past two years. In February, there was a fire in the lower level of his house. “The smoke got up into the walls, into the insulation, and basically the

whole house had to be gutted completely,” he said. VanDean hired a contractor to do Howard most of the Ain repairs. HEY HOWARD! “He was given two checks. One of them, for $15,000 to get started, and then another for $25,000 to continue the work,” he said. But, although the job

was to have been completed in August, it was far from complete months later. VanDean says he learned a lot of the workers weren’t getting paid and liens were being filed against his home. “So, out of that $40,000 the contractor kept the $40,000. “I’m paying for the rest of the work out of my own pocket. This is going to leave me quite a bit of money short finishing my house,” VanDean said. VanDean’s insurance

agent looked at the work that had been performed and wrote a letter saying he felt the work was substandard. In one case, he found a used vanity had been installed in one of the bathrooms. That vanity has since been replaced with a new one, but VanDean says it took more than a week for him to correct construction problems. It turns out most of the conflict with the contractor is over work VanDean says he never authorized.

He says the problem is, “It wasn’t in writing. It was ‘word of mouth’ and that’s where the legal system says I should have had it in writing.” So I called the contractor who took issue with the quality of his work, saying it did pass a county inspection. He says there was a signed agreement but admits a lot of work was done with just a verbal OK. He says that extra work added more time to the job. So protect yourself

when hiring a contractor. Get written estimates from three contractors. Then make sure the contract you sign includes any changes, in writing, and make certain it states who pays for the materials and subcontractors so there’s no question about it later. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

Local children dancing in ‘Nutcracker’ Come experience Cincinnati Ballet’s Frisch’s Presents The Nutcracker from Dec. 14-23 at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. This whimsical production features a cast of over 150 children from the tristate area that brings energy and enthusiasm to the classic tale. The children’s cast has the unique opportunity to dance alongside Cincinnati Ballet’s professional company of dancers. Children from this area include:

» Christina, Suzanne and Rachel Schultz of Green Township; » Katelyn Freese of Green Township; » Kennedy Nadermann of Madisonvile; » Anne Cassidy of North Bend; » Julia Enwright of Cleves; » Caroline Enwright of Cleves. These young and talented dance students have been hard at work since their August auditions. A

select few were cast as main characters including the roles of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince. These disciplined students balance weekly rehearsals, regularly scheduled dance classes, and their academic studies while contributing to one of Cincinnati’s most beloved holiday traditions. Tickets start at $31 and are available at 513-6215282, visit or visit the Cincinnati Ballet Box Office at 1555 Central Parkway.

Local dancers in “The Nutcracker” are, top from left, Christina and Suzanne Schultz; bottom form left, Katelyn Freese, Kennedy Nadermann, Anne Cassidy, Julia Enwright, Emma Roush , Caroline Enwright and Rachel Schultz. PROVIDED

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Tickets for the annual fundraiser are on sale at the Covedale Center box office. The reunion benefit will celebrate more than 30 years of CYPT and over 50 productions, between its summer program, holiday productions and co-productions with other theater troupes. There are more than 2,000 actors, dancers, stage managers, technical staff and musicians that proudly call themselves CYPT alumni. Many have gone on to great careers on Broadway, in Broadway tours, in regional theaters across the country, on original cast recordings, on television and in film. This benefit will invite back talent from all the eras of the program to reminisce about the program, honor some distinguished alumni and perform a selection of showstoppers and CYPT favorites. Anyone and everyone can attend. All proceeds of the evening benefit CYPT and will keep this special program going and growing.

The evening includes: » Official Pre-Show Happy Hour – 6:30 p.m. Mix and mingle with CYPT friends old and new. » CYPT Reunion Benefit – 7:30 p.m. The benefit will feature a few great songs from classic CYPT productions over the years, multiple hosts, intriguing nuggets from CYPT history and the annual alumni awards. » After Hours Cast Party – 9:30-11:30 p.m. Stay after the benefit and socialize. Help raise money for the program, by bidding on some great prizes, purchasing commemorative CYPT merchandise and networking with old friends and new. Tickets for the concert are $15. Add-on tickets for the Pre-Show Happy Hour are $10 and include two drink tickets and light appetizers in the theater before the show. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Covedale box office at 513241-6550 or log on to

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Mount professor helps at Hurricane Sandy relief Bill Lonneman, assistant professor of nursing at the College of Mount St. Joseph, spent a week in areas in New York City and Connecticut that were damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Lonneman is a volunteer nurse for the Red Cross and accepted a deployment to the disaster sites. Lonneman arrived Nov. 2 in White Plains, N.Y,. and was asked to be part of a “circuit riding” team with another nurse, visiting the shelters in West Chester and Rockford counties and over to Greenwich, Conn. Their job was checking on the staff and nurses who have been working since before the storm hit. The storm brought down trees and power lines, causing thousands to live without electricity and heat. “The people in the shel-


ters are all ages and situations, many elderly and some people with psychological conditions,” LonLonneman neman said. “Everyone who is normally vulnerable becomes even more so with a situation like this.” He spent the next several days helping in shelters in Manhattan and Brooklyn, which housed several hundred people of all races, ages and abilities. They helped children with fevers and rashes, and getting medical attention for people needing to see a doctor in a different part of the city. Lonneman said the people wanted to make sure the rest of the country hadn’t forgotten them.

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Peanut butter added to meal deliveries Many older Americans are struggling to afford food to meet their basic dietary needs. This month, nearly 1,000 vulnerable older adults will receive a jar of peanut butter in addition to their Meals on Wheels delivery, thanks to donations from friends and neighbors during a food drive last month. In October, Wesley Community Services, AARP Ohio and Walgreens effort asked area residents to “Spread Some Good” with donations of peanut butter at 57 local Walgreens stores in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. The food drive, Oct. 11-29, collected 940 jars. The food drive is part of the national AARP Drive to End Hunger; which promotes awareness about the serious problem of senior hunger. While there are many similar food drives across the country, the effort in

Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky was different in its focus on a singular item. The partnership also helped to assure that donations remained in the community. Peanut butter is low in calories and is a source of fiber, protein, and good dietary fat. For older adults, the benefits of healthy eating include increased mental acuteness, resistance to illness and disease, higher energy levels, faster recuperation times, and better management of chronic health problems. Stephen Smookler, chief operations officer, Wesley Community Services, said, “Wesley Community Services looks forward to future initiatives with AARP Ohio and Walgreens.” Contributions can be made through the end of the year online to Wesley Community Services at, or by mail to 2091 Radcliff Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45204.

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The Hamilton County OVI Task Force has been awarded nearly $236,000 in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration funds. To reduce these numbers, he said, the Hamilton County OVI Task Force will be conducting high visibility enforcement, working overtime hours and holding educational and aware-

ness events with the grant funds. Last year, the task force conducted 18 OVI checkpoints, manned 15 saturation patrols, sponsored training for officers and participated in several educational events around the county. These police departments are members of the Hamilton County OVI Task Force: Amberley Village, Blue Ash, Cheviot, Cincinnati, Colerain Township,

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The following students earned honors for the first quarter of the 2012-2013 school year.

Freshmen 4.0 honor roll: Sara Busam, Ashley Carroll, Justin Carter, Richard Chhaing, Thomas Chhim, Tara Eckstein, Mason Faucett, Lydia Jasper, Alexandria Kirby, Kaila Kullgren, Hiep Le, Brianna Moore, Marilyn Oduogu, Philip Son, Khanhphuong Truong, Joshua Waywood and Devin Williams. 3.50-3.99 honor roll: Jenna Ahr, Jon-Ramon Baker, Russell Baldrick Jr., Trevor Barton, Lawrence Bruce, Aaron Clark, Kari Cole, Taylor Cornett, Kaylee Courter, Mark Cullen, Sarah Dean, Carly DeBruler, Andre Eam, Ayman El Qasem, Marisa Fears, Matthew Fejer, Selena Gray, Maya Gulliford, Joshua Harper, Zoe Havrilla, MaKayla Hayes, Samantha James, Sean Johnson, Dylan Johnson, Peighton Jones, Ceairrah Kehrer-Duffy, Maria Koehlke, Jade Marvin, Stephanie Mills, Ruth Owoo, Kayla Prather, Alexander Scheyer, Devin Schnur, Blake Sheely, Vestal Simms III, Kauionalani Snelling and Richard Wood. 3.00-3.49 honor roll: Victoria Adams, Maia Anderson, Kristin Bradshaw, Taylor Cole, Jared Coleman, Taylor Donnelly, Carrie Doyle, Kyra Elliott, Dominique Ellis, Haley Ford, Kayla Foston, Sydney Frazier, Garen Frink, Alexis Gambrel, Louis Girts, Breonna Greene, Nathan Grigsby, Meleah Haley, Kaitlyn Harris, Giovanni Hayes, Myka Hoskins, Keyon Huntley, Megan Isaacs, Jewel Jennings, Malayna Kelley, Tyler King, Brian Leist, David Martin Jr., Lakin Moore, Courtney Pauley, Kerri Powell, William Quimby, Jesse Ralston, Justin Roll, Mariauna Sanders, Jason Schierloh-Bickerstaff, Hayley Seibel, Tyler Shanahan, Cody Shelton, David Siefert, De Aija Simpson, Taya Sorrells, Malik Spurlin, Makayla Steele, Marc Tamboer, Tre Von Terry, Scott Uphus, Mario Vazquez Villegas, Leann Wagers, Megan Wainscott, Megan Watkins, Zachary Whalen, Anaiah Williams, Colton Willis and Temyah Woods.


4.0 honor roll: Gabriella Baker, Justin Bergquist, Karley Groene, Anna Hoover, Megan Hoying, Jayln Johnson, Nolen Kennedy, Victoria Kepics, Cameron Kirtley, Allison Mathis, Kala Mertz, Laura Phelps, Leighanna Riegsecker, Samantha Schon and Nikki Steigleiter. 3.50-3.99 honor roll: Avery Adams, Christopher Arnold, Samantha Barker, Jenna Behrmann, Nathan Bender, Faith Bolin, Payton Brown, Adrian Bufford, Nichole Caldwell, William Cunningham, Bailei Davis, Bryan Davis Jr., Marilyn Dews, Lillian Dominguez, Samuel Enderle, Susan Freeman, Queylah-Meichell Gaines, Rachelle Geiger, Deion Goins, Haley Golden, Christina Greer, Keegan Haas, Paige Hale, Chelsea Hitzler, Kyleigh Hogeback, Joshua Leist, Chassity Lynch, Deja Martin, Nicholas Martin, Philip Meade, Jessica Meguire, Alexis Murphy, Minh Nguyen, Kristopher Oehler, Oyindamola Okunoye, Matthew Paluga, Elijah Pettit, Cody Roberson, Juan Rodriguez Astacio Jr., Stephanie Russell, Joshua Schalk, Erica Schneider, Kaitlyn Schon, Selina Singley, Michael Smith Jr., Allison Stamper, Corey Stanfield, Keith Taulbee, Jazmen Taylor, Alejandra Velazquez Maldonado, Kayla Walker and Sydney Wilzbach. 3.00-3.49 honor roll: Bethany Addison, Ashley Baldock, Morgan Baldwin, Korey Barton, Austin Bierman, Andrew Blaker, Erial Brown, Kaleb Brown, Damon Chilton, Kaitlyn Dawson, Warren Douglas, Ellen Dowdell, Jasmine Duong, Thomas Durman, Tikqua ErvinSatterfield, John Freeman, Jared Givens, Jenyaha Griffin, Connor Horne, Kiyanna Howard, Jeffrey Kaczmarek, Melvin Lawson III, Michael Legg Jr., Sarah Lehmkuhl, Aaron Lofland, Courtney Mahan, Emma Mahar, Bria Mapp, Savannah Martin, Thai McCowan, Marissa McGinnes, Antonio Miller, Alyssa Mueller, Halle Muncy, Kyra Murray, Quorri Newman, Dariun Peacock, Nadiya Pope, Meghan Quinn, Tehya Quinones, Kimberly Rosen, Bryan Ross, Zandria Ross, Brandon Schon, Carly Schon, Jaida Shannon, Hannah Smith, Jason Smith, Kaylyn Smith, Kevin Smith, Monica Steers,

William Sweeney, Emani Thompson, Dylan Tritt, Connor VanSteelandt, Julia Ventura, Gunnar Webber and Dayna Wickersham.

Wasim Azad, William Bishop, Ellen Bragg, Jacques Bridges, Lexi Campbell, Antenajia Carter, Sterling Clark, Kathleen Cook, Jaylene Cross, Brandon Davenport, Kassidy Dorsel, Christopher Dumont, Joshua Eberhard, Mariah Faulkner, Alexis Ford, Reina Gaither, Kelsi Garibay, Ethan Garrison, Lindsey Gehlenborg, Hunter Giblin, Xavier Harden, Daniel Hentz, Abbigail Hines, Keshun Horton, Nickeita Howard, Rachel Huestis, Brooke Johnson, Darius Johnson, Lanceon Johnson Handley, Jeylend Kitchen, Timothy Leist, Daron Linderman, Colton Lipps, Christina Marvin, Kelly McKee, Trendal Miller, Tatyana Montgomery, Wesley Mueller, Spencer Obasogie, Lois Pauley, Rose Phillippo, Tiffany Phillips, Elizabeth Pickering, Frederick Platt, Danita Reddick, Cory Roberson, John Ruehl, Alexis Schmidt, Hakeem Scott, Cody Sebastian, Gage Smith, Kaela Thomas, Fatima Toro Winters, Jessica Va, Ciara Walker, Madeline Williams and Solomon Yisrael.

Juniors 4.0 honor roll: Alexander Paul Bungabong, Madeline Girts, Alexandra Hanna, Amanda Huy, Kimberly Koehlke, Amanda Ludwig, Mackenzie Luensman, Tyler Lynn, Sarah Mayer, Anna McClain, Kailin Real, Alexandra Roelofs and Jason Steele. 3.50-3.99 honor roll: Jayme Ahr, Jimena Alba, Marisa Allinder, Steven Amato Jr., Ashley Baker, Jessica Baker, Chance Baradi, Autumn Beverly, Destiny Bishop, Brian Caudill, Keonte Chambers, Armon Clark, Ahlexus Cooper, Selina Davis, John Deininger, Alyssa Faust, Carlos Flowers, Megan Foley, Casey Hintz, Nicole Holler, Chance Hughes, Timothy Hurlander, Timothy Jergens, Anthony Johnson, Layla Jones, Abigail Klei, Sidney Kluener, Kyle Kostoff, Leaesha Lindsey, Joseph Meguire, Barbara Metzner, Emily Mossman, Anthony Purnell, Lyndsey Race, Victoria Reese, Laura Roberts, Tristan Snow, Jeffrey Spears, Johnathan Steele, Ashley Steiner, Scott Thomas, Mercedes Tillman, Jeremy Walden, Kelsie Whitson, Darrian Williams, Dora Williams, India Williams and Gerrell Wilson. 3.00-3.49 honor roll: Mecca Abdul Aziz, Joanna Aguilar Juarez, Donielle Anderson,

Seniors 4.0 honor roll: Kelly Ashcraft, Aaryn Barnes, Brittany Parrish Beasley, Braylyn Bell, Jermaine Brown Jr., Pierre Dumont Torres, Meagan Dunn, Samantha Eddy, Christopher Grant, Tessie Havig, Ryan Huy, Elizabeth Jergens, Damien Marques, Nhat Long Phan, Francesca Phillis and Devin Shook. 3.50-3.99 honor roll: Erica Allen, Breana Baldwin, Brittany

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Bruce, Christopher Carroll, Rebecca Dean, Jenna Edison, David Farthing, Travis Faucett, Tyler Faucett, Hannah Flynn, Jessica Fiorini Hemmerly, Breeana Hinton, Alaina Huffman, DeVonte Hunter, Nadia Johnson, Annie Kitchen, Chelsea Lawrence, Jordan Loomis, Buma Masango Dibo, Seriah McClendon, Justin McKee, Zachary Meece, Kenneth Merchant Jr., Laqueena Mitchell, Hannah Mossman, Cameron Mueller, Alexandria Patterson, Derrick Purvis, Courtney Richards, Siera Rivera, Amberly Robinson, Douglas Roll, Kaitlyn Rothert, Lauren Saylor, Amanda Sheely, Ashley Smith, Kealohapau ole Snelling, Christina Sorentino, Ashley Spaulding, Amber Stallings, Jimmy Strunk, Nhi Trinh, Briana Webster, Brianna Williams and Danielle Woods. 3.00-3.49 honor roll: Kaitlyn Adams, Emily Alvis, Mariah Baldwin, Miles Baldwin, Meagan Baxley, Terrell Bell, Anthony Bernhardt, Cody Bowling, Kevin Brown II, Joshua Cook, Brandon Dalton, Brooke Davis, Danielle Davis, Bradley DeBildt, Stephanie Denlinger, Sierra Dennis, Sarah Dixon, Bryan Emerson, Khalil Evans, John Fields, Rachel Flick, Matthew Gaines, Joshua Garrett, Sabrina Goodman, Desiree Green, Rainie Haas, Ra Mar Hairston, Katelyn Hardin, Mercedes Heffron, Christopher Hoffman, Richard Holtkamp, Lindsey Huffman, Frederick Hughes, Jeremy Hurlander, William Ipox, Jessica Jacobs,

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The following students have earned honors for the first quarter of the 2012-2013 school year.

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Feast of Love founder Karen Lane died Nov. 29 Gannett News Service Karen Lane, creator of the Feast of Love ministry, had described herself as “a shrew and a wretch” before she opened her heart to God. On Dec. 1, one of the most visible parts of her redemption, the Feast of Love’s annual parade marched through College Hill’s business district. Harder to see but no less impactful are the thousands of local needy families Lane’s organization has fed more than 27 years of charitable work with the College Hill Presbyterian Church. Lane, 70, died Nov. 29 at Christ Hospital after battling pancreatic cancer. The fiery activist for the needy told The Enquirer in 2010 that her early years growing up in Canton included many obstacles resulting in bitterness that stayed with her for years. “I could cuss out, tear you up – I was nasty,” said Lane, who moved to Cincinnati in the 1970s. “I was in terrible emotional pain.” In 1986, the longtime Northside resident – who worked in sales and for years as a waitress at the former Shuller’s Wigwam in College Hill – realized

Lane that healing prayer from her immersion in Christianity had also triggered a missionary zeal to help the needy. “I was always the one sitting on the sidelines and I wasn’t on the playing field,’’ she said. “I wanted to be on the playing field.” That year, she founded the ecumenical ministry Feast of Love at College Hill Presbyterian Church that later included involvement from St. Clare Roman Catholic Church and the Evangelical Community Church. Its original purpose of providing Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and Father’s Day dinners to low-income families expanded over the years to include other charitable services and now has 120 volunteers.

The “Holiday On The Hill” parade had more than 28 local organizations, businesses and charitable groups participating. Organizers said it was dedicated to honoring Lane’s legacy of giving. Barry Stare, a ministry partner and friend, said the parade is just one of the more high-profile reminders of how she was a force for good. “She was an incredible visionary, a spark plug and a thorn in the side at times to some people but it was for a good cause,” Stare said. Bev Graves, friend and now interim director of Feast of Love, said “she was kind of crusty, but she had a heart of gold.” “Her main thing was being there for children and the poor. She used to call herself the co-founder of Feast of Love, saying the other founder was God.” Survivors include a son, Jeff Lane of London, Ohio. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave., followed by a reception at the church. Memorials may be sent to Feast of Love, 5742 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45224.

POLICE REPORTS CINCINNATI DISTRICT 5 Arrests/citations Colby Mitchell, born 1992, theft under $300, 5823 Hamilton Ave., Nov. 23. Yuradon Watkins, born 1994, burglary, 7879 Bankwood Lane, Nov. 19. Allen Lewis Mounce, born 1985, domestic violence, 2709 Hillvista Lane, Nov. 23. Jahmare Arnold, born 1989, possession of drug abuse instruments, 5621 Kirby Ave., Nov. 20.

Incidents/reports Assault 5426 Bahama Terrace, Nov. 16. 5941 Hamilton Ave., Nov. 16. Burglary 6343 Savannah Ave., Nov. 19. Criminal damaging/endangering 2701 Hillvista Lane, Nov. 23. 5742 Hamilton Ave., Nov. 16. Domestic violence Reported on Highforest Lane, Nov. 16. Interference with custody 5816 Shadymist Lane, Nov. 19. Menacing by stalking 2958 Highforest Lane, Nov. 16. Menacing 5322 Eastknoll Court, Nov. 19. Theft 1532 W. North Bend Road, Nov. 19. 2446 Kipling Ave., Nov. 19. 2508 Rack Court, Nov. 19. 5295 Eastknoll Court, Nov. 16.

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Juvenile female, 14, assault at 3278 Compton Road, Nov. 7. Juvenile male, 12, assault at 11770 Pippin Road, Nov. 7. Juvenile female, 13, assault at

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 Simon Leis, 825-1500 » Springfield Township: Chief David Heimpold, 729-1300 11770 Pippin Road, Nov. 7. Juvenile female, 13, assault at 11770 Pippin Road, Nov. 7. Dathleen Buckner, 28, 450 Kings Dun Drive, forgery at 6401 Colerain Ave., Nov. 7. Juvenile female, 17, drug possession, curfew at 2900 Byrneside, Nov. 8. Bryant Huntsberry, 33, 2718 Chapel St., operating vehicle intoxicated at 10200 Colerain Ave., Nov. 8. Penny Eubanks, 36, 5134 Hawaiian Terrace, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Nov. 9. Randy Hawn, 52, 9690 Colerain Ave., using weapons while intoxicated at 9690 Colerain Ave., Nov. 10. Taquesha Ward, 22, 2348 Hidden Meadows Drive, theft at 9040 Colerain Ave., Nov. 10. Brian Piltz, 32, 9041 Round Top Road, theft at 4200 Springdale, Nov. 10. Juvenile female, 13, theft at 9571 Colerain Ave., Nov. 10. Lattrell Fuller, 19, 3093 McHenry Ave., theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Nov. 10. Denise Lewis, 27, 5604 Colerain Ave., theft at 6401 Colerain Ave., Nov. 10. Benjamin Behymer, 20, 3742 Ridgedale, operating vehicle

intoxicated at 4200 W Kemper Road, Nov. 10. Scott Christensen, 27, 2750 Brampton Drive, operating vehicle intoxicated at 8748 Pippin Road, Nov. 11. Juvenile female, 14, vehicular vandalism at 3278 Compton Road, Nov. 10. Jeannie Fletcher, 28, 6580 East Miami River Road, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Nov. 11. Juvenile male, 14, theft, possession of drugs at 8451 Colerain Ave., Nov. 11. Mary Bailey, 45, 1836 Connor Road, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Nov. 11. Juvenile male, 13, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Nov. 11. Jessie Wilson, 32, 791 KnoxvilleGardenersville, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Nov. 11. Scott Shaver, 22, 565 Observatory Drive, theft at 9040 Colerain Ave., Nov. 11. Courtney Turner, 26, 2150 Harrison Ave., theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Nov. 11. Damyka Smith, 24, 5033 Winneste Ave., theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Nov. 11. Juvenile female, 13, domestic violence at 6741 Schuster Court, Nov. 10.

DEATHS Shirley Arick Shirley Reuille Arick, 76, Colerain Township, died Nov. 27. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and former member of the Green TownArick ship Senior Center. Survived by husband Donald Arick; daughters Julie (Don) Hekler, Kathy (Roger) Scherman; sister-in-law Paula Reuille,

nephews Lisa (Bud) Becker, Laura (Carl) Linnemeier, Linda (Rob) Woods; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents Violet, Robert Reuille, brother Larry “Bud” Reuille. Services were Dec. 1 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.

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Kenneth Beck Kenneth G. Beck, 81, Green Township, died Nov. 26. He was a pharmacist. He was an Army veteran. Survived by wife Janet Beck; children Douglas (Kathy) Beck, Lisa (David) McMahan; sisters Ruth Green; grandchildren Laura, Matthew, Christopher. Services were Nov. 29 at the Fleming Road United Church of Christ. Arrangements by GumpHolt Funeral Home. Memorials to: Fleming Road United Church

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The Colerain Township Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing on Wed., Dec. 19, 2012 at 7 PM at the Colerain Township Government Complex, 4200 Springdale Rd., Cincinnati, OH for the following: Case No. BZA2012-15. Location: 6194 Day Rd., Cincinnati, OH. Applicant: Chris Herth. Owner: Karla Herbert. Application: Variance for pole building that exceeds size permitted - Article/Section 10.2.1 (A) (3), (8). The application may be examined Mon.-Fri. between 8 AM and 4:30 PM at the Colerain Township Government Complex, Planning & Zoning Dept., 4200 Springdale Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45251. 1001737357

of Christ, 691 Fleming Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231 or Hospice of Cincinnati, Blue Ash Inpatient Beck Center, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.

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Paul Hehemann M. Paul Hehemann, 90, Green Township, died Nov. 24. Survived by children Carol Lynn (Chuck) Ahr, Gary (Carol), William (Melissa) Hehemann, Patricia (Dave) Pulsak; nine grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Blanche Hehemann. Services were Nov. 30 at St. Jude Church. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Purcell Marion High School Scholarship Fund, 2935 Hackberry St., Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Marlene Heiob Marlene Hoffmann Heiob, 77, Green Township, died Nov. 23. She worked for Prudential. Survived by husband Glenn Heiob; stepdaughters Jennifer (Robert) Whitman, Joan (Ryan) Moyers; step-grandchildren Jessica, Joseph, Julia, Jacob Whitman; several cousins. Services were Nov. 27 at Bolton & Lunsford Funeral Home. Memorials to: Grace Lutheran Church, 3628 Boudinot Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45211.

Norbert Kenkel Norbert L. Kenkel, 79, Green Township, died Nov. 20. He was an electrical superintendent for over 50 years. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 212. Survived by wife Catherine Kenkel; children Timothy (Mi-

chelle), Thomas (Kathy), Marc Kenkel, Nancy (Jeff) Pacetti, Suzanne (Steve) Shamsi; grandchildren Alex, Adam, Kenkel Erik, Elizabeth, Matthew, Sarah, Brian Kenkel, Jack, Lauren Pacetti, Nicholas, Colleen, Hayden Shamsi. Services were Nov. 26 at St. Martin of Tours. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905 or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 163549, Columbus, OH 432163549.

Carol Kiefel Carol Allahbelle Kiefel, 90, died Nov. 16 in California. She was a secretary. She was a member of Mount Healthy United Methodist Center. Survived by nephews and nieces Brad (Ruby), Patricia (Bob) Thomsen, Barbara (Cliff) Young; seven great-nieces and nephews; three great-great-nieces and

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DEATHS Continued from Page B8 nephews. Preceded in death by parents Marcella Stnaley Sr. Kiefel, brother Stan Kiefel, niece and nephew Michael (Maryjo), Shelley (Tom) Ratliff. Services will be held in May at Mount Healthy United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Camino del Sol Memorial Center & Funeral Home, Oxnard, Calif.

Stefan Kurzhals Stefan Kurzhals, 80, Green Township, died Nov. 28. He was a member of the Donauschwaben Society and the Knights of Columbus, St. Joseph Council. Survived by wife Susanne Kurzhals; children Monica (Martin) Dechering, Stephen (Anna) Kurzhals, Melissa Rucker; grandchildren Matt, Megan, Michael Dechering, Stephen

(Brandy), Aschli, Zachary, Benjamin Kurzhals, Magdelana Rucker; greatgrandchildren Lucas, Tucker, Kurzhals Olivia Kurzhals; sister Hildegard (Dennis) Soucek; sisters-in-law Theresa, Margaret Kurzhals; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brothers Michael, George Kurzhals. Services were Dec. 1 at Our Lady of Visitation. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Donauschwaben Youth Group, 4290 Dry Ridge Road, Cincinnati, OH 45252 or Knights of Columbus, St. Joseph Council, 7945 Bridgetown Road, Cleves, OH 45002.

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Edward J. Meyer, 81, Green Township, died Nov. 27. He worked for Cincinnati Milacron for 30

years. He was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters Gonzaga Court 1572, Knights of Columbus Purcell Council 2798 and the American Legion. Survived by wife Mary Ann Meyer; children Mark, Mike (Kathy), Tim, Greg Meyer, Cindy (Tim) Hayden; grandchildren Chris, Amanda, Andrew, Alex, Marissa Meyer, Joe Hayden. Preceded in death by grandchildren Jeffrey, Jennifer Hayden, brother Robert Meyer. Services were Nov. 30 at St. Martin of Tours. Arrangements

Stoinoff not guilty by reason of insanity Niece’s killing gets time in mental facility Gannett News Service Lanny Stoinoff, accused of slamming an infant niece to the floor and killing her, was found not guilty by reason of insanity on Nov. 25. That doesn’t mean Stoinoff will go free. Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Robert Ruehlman ordered Stoinoff to be held in a mental facility indefinitely. Ohio law allows someone who was acquitted but deemed mentally ill and dangerous to be held


until healed. That could mean the rest of his life in Stoinoff’s case. Stoinoff, now 26, Stoinoff originally of North College Hill, was holding his 4-week-old niece Roslyn Noelle Stoinoff at his parents’ Colerain Township home in July 2011 when he suddenly slammed her to the floor. In making the ruling, Ruehlman said this was one of the worst cases he’s seen in his 35 years as a judge and prosecutor. “It was difficult to think he did this to a 1-month-old

child,” Stoinoff’s attorney, Will Oswall, said after the sentence. “It was bizarre all the way around.” Stoinoff, who has a history of mental illness and violence, previously stabbed a dog to death. His father told police Stoinoff was a paranoid schizophrenic who often didn’t take his medication. Stoinoff will be held at Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare, a Columbus maximum-security facility for the mentally ill. His case will be back before Ruehlman in six months to check on his progress. It will be in court every two years after that or until progress is made on Stoinoff’s mental issues.

by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to Hospice of Cincinnati, Fernside or the Jeffrey Thomas Hayden Foundation, P.O. Box 1236, West Chester, OH 45071-1236.

William Osterbrock William F. Osterbrock, 89, Colerain Township, died Nov. 20. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Charles R. Gailey Post 7340. Survived by wife Evelyn Osterbrock; sons William R. (Shelly), Daniel (Ruth), Timothy (Lesli), Thomas (Betty) Osterbrock; brothers Ronald, David Osterbrock; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by brothers Richard, Jack Osterbrock. Services were Nov. 24 at Paul

R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the Neediest Kids of All or St. Paul United Church of Christ.

Cecilia Tallarigo Cecilia Bardon Tallarigo, 97, Green Township, died Nov. 19. Survived by children Gene (Linda) Tallarigo, Marylyn (Jerry) Brengelman; grandchildren Jenny (Mike) Fallon, Michelle (Tony) Walters, Christa (Jamie) Franke, Craig Tallarigo (Carol), Chris Brengelman; great-grandchildren Molly, Jack, Mark Fallon, Nicole Setters, Tyler, Lindsey Walters, Ciera, Ely Franke, Andrew, Lydia, Avery Brengelman. Preceded in death by husband Gene Tallarigo,’re off for the holiday week waiting for the games to start. Hmmmmmmmmm what to do while waiting besides being in your wife’s way.

grandson Michael Ziegler. Services were Dec. 1 at St. Teresa of Avila. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor's choice.

Lolly Zukor Lorice “Lolly” Joseph Zukor, 80, Green Township, died Nov. 21. Survived by children Bernadette (Tim) May, Michelle (Bob) Nash, Julia (Al) Wauligman, John, Ted (Yolla) Zukor; siblings Tom Joseph, Annette Misleh; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Theodore “Ted” G. Zukor. Services were Nov. 27 at St. Anthony of Padua. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to St. Anthony of Padua Church.

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REAL ESTATE Colerain Township

6717 Cheviot Road: Tasset, Daniel P. to Nicely, Randy; $66,000. 8450 Forest Valley Drive: Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Ellis, Gregory A.; $205,000. 3111 Deshler Drive: Snapp, Sandra and Kenneth to J.P. Morgan Chase Bank NA; $40,000. 3257 Struble Road: Harp, Alamanzer to Kellogg, Steven; $59,000. 3408 Oakmeadow Lane: Gregory, David P. and Crystal J. Dunn to Mix, Amanda M. and Drew W.; $84,000. 2771 Quaker Court: McGregor Holdings LLC to GVCE Properties LLC; $49,900. 9633 Crosley Farm Drive: Farwick, Mary J. to Cooper, Stephanie D. and Kyle; $45,831. 2578 Tampico Drive: Peters, David Tr. to Trentman, Jamie A.; $78,000. 11570 Regency Square Court: Maxwell Real Estate Investments Ltd. to Bestrand LLC; $61,000. Vail Court: Fishburn, Robert A. and Kathleen J. to Miazga, Jason M. and Allison M.; $46,000. Forest Valley Drive: Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Ellis, Gregory A.; $205,000. 3934 Enterprise Circle: Thompson, Darice to J.P. Morgan Chase Bank NA; $64,000. 5797 Squirrelsnest Lane: Patton, William P. Tr. to Cramer, Karin A.; $216,000. 3448 Merrifield Court: Kern, John J. to Collins, Robert III; $96,000. 2967 John Gray Road: Gillespie, Gilbert V. to Turpin, William M. Jr. and Latasha R.; $90,000. 11475 Swissvale Court: Griehm, Michael J. to U.S. Bank NA; $52,000. 10865 Penarth Drive: Brisbin, Ken to Lello, Dan Tr.; $22,000. 10865 Penarth Drive: Lello, Dan Tr. to VBOH Annex LLC; $27,500. 10852 Penarth Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Brown, Marlon and Sheri Lewis; $47,000.

2699 Monette Court: Alexander, Dorothy M. to Martin, Dawn L. and John C.; $65,000. 3758 Philnoll Drive: Foster, Eric S. and Meredith A. to Demeropolis, Ginger and Andrew J.; $210,000. 2586 Haverknoll Drive: Voss, Tina M. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation; $44,000. 6001 Dry Ridge Road: Ottaway, Michael T. to Mirsky, Gregory and Margarita Tourko; $220,000. 2561 Chopin Drive: Bunn, Ronald B. and Mari D. to Mork Home Lift LLC; $148,100. 3325 Coleen Drive: Malone, Jared to Johnson, Eric M. and Kristi; $67,000. 7281 Southwind Terrace: Schoch Tile and Carpet Inc. to Bryson, Linda J.; $32,500. 3378 Dolomar Drive: Warman, Lawson and Sherri B. to Blessing, Louis W. III; $117,000. 12149 Pippin Road: Fay, Don and Bobbie Joe to Morris, Sherman; $48,100. 7345 Appleridge Court: Kreider, Daniel P. to Lankerd, Todd Michael and Rachel Anne; $182,000. 3272 Lapland Drive: Hopkins, Joanne E. and Gene Demaria to Hopkins, Joanne E.; $39,925. 6576 Springdale Road: Demeropolis, Virginia to Kreider, Daniel P. and Peggy A.; $238,000. 2480 Washington Ave.: Clark, Daniel J. to Bennett, Eric C.; $111,450. 2238 Miles Road: Ellis, Nettie to Kirk, Deborah; $32,000. 7060 Vail Court: Jessell, Charles T. III and Patricia A. to MacDougal, Steven and Kirsten; $325,000. 6584 Springdale Road: Tenhover, James E. and Cheryl A. to Diegmueller, Jameson J.; $140,000. 10253 Menominee Drive: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Fairbanks, John C.; $45,000.

Green Township

3574 Sandal Lane: Bedinghaus, Todd to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $112,000.

3669 Summerdale Lane: Hautman, Ruth G. Tr. to Lacy, Amanda R.; $94,000. 6150 Sharlene Drive: Stephens, Ronnie @3 to Lawson, Michael B. and Angela M.; $125,000. 5471 Asbury Lake Drive: Gildea, Diane @5 to Vanoy, Deborah J.; $130,000. 5578 Biscayne Ave.: Enginger, Corey S. to Spurling, Keith E.; $99,900. 6563 Hayes Road: CSK Electric, LLC to Skelley, John E. Sr. Tr.; $179,000. Boulder Path Drive: MVR2 LLC to Baer, John H. Tr. and Mary Ann Tr.; $24,900. 2101 Van Blaricum Road: Knox, John A. to Ruberg, Jeffrey P.; $191,000. 7066 Jessicas Oak Court: Fannie Mae to AH4R I OH LLC; $163,000. 5680 Harrison Ave.: Corbly, Roger S. Tr. and Sandra L. Corbly Tr. to Ozar, Harry R. Tr.; $961,500. 5425 Bluesky Drive: Beck, Dorothy C. to Voelkerding, Jason; $30,000. 3644 Whiteoak Drive: Taphorn, Daniel P. and Kimberly A. to Fifth Third Mortgage Company; $72,000. 6759 Jimjon Court: Richter, Debra D. and Eric N. to Braun, Christopher J. and Kelly E.; $176,500. 5869 Willow Oak Lane: Froehlich, Peter R. Jr. and Carolyn R. to Stroud, Anthony W. Tr.; $40,000. 5127 Carriage Hill: Roehrig, Rahe J. and Janet A. to Wuebbling, Robert M. and Catherine S.; $112,000. 3428 Tolland Court: Martin, Terrance W. to Miller, Brandy R.; $137,720. 6474 West Fork Road: Vanoy, Deborah J. to Taphorn, Jonathan W.; $176,600. 5168 Castlebrook Court: Searle, Patricia S. to Chrisman Properties LLC; $230,000. 3272 Alpine Place: Buis, Edward W. to Stroud, Anthony W. Tr.; $9,000. 3591 Gailynn Drive: Wessendarp, Jeffrey C. and Melinda L. to Korte, Martin J.; $130,000. 5153 Scarsdale Circle: Henn,



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Dorothy M. to Grote, Leo Tr.; $121,000. 4358 Airymont Court: Harrell, Lawrence W. to Sinclair, Dale; $116,000. 5631 Lawrence Road: Wright, Jonathan R. to Smith, Jewell; $96,500. 6652 Hearne Road: Venture, Angela F. to Sieve, Karen G.; $25,765. Bridge Point Pass: Grand Communities Ltd. to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC; $65,583. Oakbridge Way: Grand Communities Ltd. to Fischer Attached Homes Iillc; $422,000. 3717 Ridgedale Drive: Home Investors of Cincinnati 2 LLC to Rema II LLC; $140,000. 6111 Wilmer Road: Horne, Kathleen M. Tr. to Mushrush, Lisa Horne and Robert H.; $185,000. 5287 Jessup Road: Schoenlaub, Sarah and Scott A. Kist to Mellott, Meghan and Tyler Buechel; $147,500. 6111 Wilmer Road: Horne, Kathleen M. Tr. to Mushrush, Lisa Horne and Robert H.; $185,000. 7187 Wyandotte Drive: Haglage, Brian Joseph Tr. to Enginger, Corey S.; $167,000. 3483 Ebenezer Road: Winters, Mark and Victoria to Schill, William C. Jr.; $130,000. 6775 Menz Lane: Hucke, Alvin E. and Margaret N. to Santen, Genevieve S.; $153,000. 3241 Balsamridge Drive: Alexander, Lori F. to Pruitt, Judy; $128,250. 5622 Samver Road: U.S. Bank Trust NA Tr. to Brackmeier, Dianne A and Kenneth R. Long; $21,500. 3225 South Road: Bank of America NA successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing LP to Federal National Mortgage Association; $198,550. 3658 Eyrich Road: Kain, Michael and Joy A. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation; $58,000. 6640 Westchase Park Drive: Spencer, Craig J. and Karen R. to Forte, Anthony E. and Annette M.; $373,900. 6289 Eagles Lake Drive: Hanra-

han, Betty Sue to Hoelmer, Karl H.; $67,000. 3595 Eyrich Road: Mowl, George Jr. and Jenny Ann to Mentrup, Danielle and Kristopher; $99,000. 3481 Ebenezer Road: Winters, Mark and Victoria to Schill, William C. Jr.; $130,000.

Mount Airy

2446 Elderberry Court: Martinez, Lisette to Federal National Mortgage Association; $80,000. 5535 Kirby Ave.: Holland, Robert Joseph and Katherine A. to Woodford-Sandford, Rochell; $97,900. 2488 Kipling Ave.: Heath, Darren J. and Raina M. to James, Delshana M.; $79,500. 2346 North Bend Road: Hood, Yasna S. @3 to Vera, Ignacio and Antonia Rios Almaguer; $79,900. 2557 North Bend Road: MoneyLine Mortgage LLC to Lbey Research Advisory Group Inc.; $57,810. 5896 Thornhill Ave.: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to CP Buyers LLC; $56,000.

Springfield Township

2301 Aquarius Drive: Frazier, Natasha to Federal National Mortgage Association; $30,000. 758 North Bend Road: Jackson, Patricia to Lemar, Barton D.; $166,000. 820 Compton Road: Federal National Mortgage Association to Linz, Steven V. and Jennifer L.; $28,500. Section Road: Jim Beam Brands Co. to E. Paul Corp.; $1,545,000. 9910 Trapp Lane: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Landrum, Constance and Kevin Hawkins; $106,675. 8036 Congresswood Lane: Federal National Mortgage Association to VBOH Annex LLC; $32,000. 8799 Morningstar Lane: Ridley, George N. to Penklor Properties LLC; $18,500. 947 Belsage Court: HSBC Mort-

gage Services Inc. to Turner, Christopher; $33,000. 688 Bridle Path: Vondenbenken, Valerie to Wells Fargo Bank NA Tr.; $81,250. 10513 Toulon Drive: Fox, Linda C. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation; $100,000. 7831 Gapstow Bridge: Grounds, Preston Whitfield III Tr. to Sherman, Marcia S.; $170,000. 688 Bridle Path: Vondenbenken, Valerie to Wells Fargo Bank NA Tr.; $81,250. 2273 Grant Ave.: Hamilton, Robert M. to Fannie Mae; $48,940. 1129 Hearthstone Drive: Hyh LLC to Rudisell, Caitlin M.; $78,000. 447 Sheffield Road: Federal National Mortgage Association to VBOH Annex LLC; $40,250. 874 North Bend Road: Wesley, Phyllis and Carol Wilcher to Wesley, Phyllis; $37,500. 7408 View Place Drive: Wesley, Phyllis and Carol Wilcher to Wesley, Phyllis; $25,130. 10224 Lochcrest Drive: Davis, Ryan A. and Chandreyi to Brown, Doug and Sheryl Mobley-Brown; $188,000. 7402 View Place Drive: Wesley, Phyllis and Carol Wilcher to Wesley, Phyllis; $25,130. 842 Northern Pkwy.: Buxsel, Anthony R. and Donna R. to Seta, Franklin N. and Jessica R.; $113,900. 580 Beechtree Drive: Wesley, Phyllis and Carol Wilcher to Wesley, Phyllis; $55,000. 8198 Congresswood Lane: Christian, Gussie to Stewart Verod, Kristen; $10. 6557 Golfway Drive: Lankerd, Rachel A. and Todd M. to Humphries, Nathan C. and Eli-Shanna Myrrhaya; $107,500. 8746 Brent Drive: Michaelson, Isidore A. and Betty Jane Smith to Glaser, Colleen M.; $76,000. 1069 North Bend Road: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Tr. to Eh Pooled 512 LP; $25,500. 1027 Hempstead Drive: Meischke, Joseph E. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $44,000.

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