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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2012

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Recycle for a green Christmas By Jennie Key jkey@communitypress.com

Make Christmas as green as possible this year; recycle your Christmas tree and it keeps on giving long after the holidays are over. Area communities have programs for residents, and there is a Hamilton County tree recycling program, as well.

Colerain Township

Colerain Township chips trees dropped off for recycling and makes the wood chip mulch available to residents. The township recycling program runs from Wednesday, Dec. 26 through Jan. 31, according to public services assistant Tawanna Molter. She says the township will have three drop-off points for trees: the lot behind the Colerain Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road; Clippard Park, 3514 Bevis Lane; and the Skyline Community Center, 8500 Pippin Road. Parks and Services Director Kevin Schwartzhoff said workers will chip the trees into mulch will be used on paths in Colerain Township parks. The township will also pile some recycled tree chips in the lot behind the Colerain Township Community Center and residents of the township can load them up and take them home for residential use. Colerain Township residents may also use the Hamilton County recycling program.

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In Green Township, residents are directed to use the Hamilton County recycling program for their trees. See below.

Northwest schools superintendent resigns jkey@communitypress.com

Northwest Local School District Superintendent Rick Glatfelter is stepping down effective April 1, ending a 42-year career with the district. Glatfelter gave the Northwest board of education his letter of resignation at the conclusion of the Dec. 17 board meeting. He has been superintendent for seven years. Board president David Denny said the announcement caught the board offguard. “His contract is up at the end of the year, but I don’t think any of us anticipated the resignation,” he said. “Rick is a hard-working, dedicated man who has done an excellent job as superintendent. We are very appreciative of everything he has done for our district.” Glatfelter declined to give a reason

HOLIDAY DECORATIONS Making Christmas wreaths. Photos, B1

Springfield Township

In Springfield Township, residents are directed to use the Hamilton County recycling program for their trees. See below.

Hamilton County

for resigning. He said he has enjoyed working in the district for the past 42 years and has fond memories of great students, staff and community members. He said he will work cooperatively with Glatfelter the new superintendent when one is hired. Denny said the board will need to begin the search for a new superintendent as quickly as possible. “We have some good internal candidates, but we will also need to open it up,” he said. “We need to get on this right now so we can do our due diligence.” He said the board has not yet accepted the resignation, but will likely put the issue on the agenda for the organizational meeting that begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the board office, 3240 Banning Road.

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RECYCLING GUIDELINES If you are recycling your Christmas tree this year, bring it bare. No ornaments, garlands, or tinsel, please. Also remove the tree bag if you used one when you drop it off. Landscapers and commercial establishments are not eligible to participate in these programs.

Green Township

A view of the Green Township fire station’s Christmas tree illuminated at night. See the stroy behind the tree on A3. THANKS TO RUSS RUBERG

By Jennie Key

Christmas tree bits go flying into the back of a truck during an annual tree recycling as the tree is sucked into a tree chipper. FILE

Hamilton County residents may drop off their Christmas trees, holiday greenery and other yard trimmings for recycling from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 5,

and Jan. 12, at no cost. Proof of county residency such as a utility bill or driver’s license will be required. The county has three locations for its tree recycling program: Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road in Colerain Township; Bzak Landscaping, 3295 Turpin Lane off State Route 32 in Anderson Township; and Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, in Green Township. For more information, visit HamiltonCountyRecycles.org or call 513-946-7766.

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Taking a spin on the Wheel of Fortune By Leah Fightmaster

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Ever since she was a child growing up in Evendale, Jenna Webster always thought it would be cool to be on TV. So when her stepson, Hunter, said she should apply to be on game show “Wheel of Fortune,” she thought she’d give it a try. Turns out, it was a lucrative suggestion. Webster was chosen out of thousands of applications for an audition in Louisville, and she went. Taking her sister along for the ride, the Green Township resident felt the same as she did when she applied – that at least she could say she tried. When she got a call in late August this year, she had beaten the odds. “About one in 500,000

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Green Township resident Jenna Webster, who grew up in Evendale, won more than $20,000 on “Wheel of Fortune.” THANKS TO JENNA WEBSTER

actually get on the show, so I knew my odds were slim,” she said. “… I didn’t expect to make it all the way.” She packed up quickly and flew out to Los Angeles two weeks later, where she was one of six shows taping that day. Webster recalled being very nervous and overwhelmed at first, after watching four shows tape before hers. “I got to see some other people go first and see what it would be like for me,” she said. “When you’re actually up there, it feels like it takes five minutes.” Webster was the show’s

Jenna Webster, an Evendale native, shakes Pat Sajak's hand after winning enough money to move on to the bonus round of the show. She auditioned for "Wheel of Fortune" in July and flew out to Los Angeles to be on the show in September. THANKS TO JENNA WEBSTER winner, moving on to the final round. Although she didn’t win the convertible Mini Cooper because she didn’t figure out the final puzzle, she did walk away after winning a cash prize

of $24,100. She remembers the word she missed – wheat farm. “I was listening to the Jason Aldean song 'FlyOver States' the other day, and he actually says ‘wheat

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farm’ in it,” she said. “I thought, ‘Even Jason Aldean knows what a wheat farm is!’” She will have to wait until April to get her prize, but when the show aired Dec. 7, Webster gathered her family and friends to watch it. Her mother, Evendale resident Terri Rasfeld, said she’s proud of her, because she went out there with a purpose to win money, and she achieved that goal. “Jenna has a lot of personality,” she said. “She has high aspirations, and I feel like she’s waiting to be dis-

covered.” Webster said she plans on using the money to buy her stepson, who just got his driver’s license, his first car. She said they’re also considering a family vacation. She and her husband were married about a year and a half ago, she said, and they’d like to take a family trip. “Growing up I always thought I would love to be on TV, that I would love to be famous,” she said. “It was my little five minutes of fame, and I’m glad I did pretty well.”

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REAL ESTATE THIS WEEK By Mark Schupp

HISTORIC HOMES HOLD LONGTERM VALUE

Most historic home owners did not originally purchase their home with “value” as their primary motive. Elegant, timeless architecture, famous past residents and a unique design by a well-known architect are all reasons for choosing an historic home. But lasting value is also a significant benefit that comes with a one of a kind home. A beautiful Spanish revival home designed by Addison Mizner and built in the 1920’s for example, is now a rare national treasure that will only go up in value as the year’s progress. In order for a home to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places the property has to be at least 50 years old and should look as close to the original property as possible. But more important than age is the property’s association with significant historic events or people or distinctive architectural history. Historic homes are as people, and buyers often say that the main reason they purchased the home was because they simply fell in love. If you are looking to start a love affair with one of fine historic homes in the area, be sure to contact a REALTOR® who specializes in this distinctive corner of the real estate market. Mark Schupp has been a Real Estate Agent for the past 31 years and is a Certified Residential Specialist. He has won many awards including the Top Unit Producer for 1999 and 2000 (last year awarded) in the Cincinnati Board of Realtors and Top 1% Residential Real Estate Agent in the Nation.

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NEWS

DECEMBER 26, 2012 • NORTHWEST PRESS • A3

Couple drives around town in Bengals style By Amanda Hopkins

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Mike and Christine Wills of Colerain Township with their Bengals SUV. AMANDA HOPKINS/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

If there is an event that revolves around the Cincinnati Bengals, Christine Wills will be there. The Colerain Township woman has been a fan since she was a little kid. She attends signings at the Bengals’ pro shop, watches the players prepare during training camp and is a season ticket holder. Wills and her husband Mike have stepped up their level of commitment to the hometown team. The couple has transformed a small black SUV into their Bengal mobile, complete with a Bengal tiger on the hood, teeth painted on the grill and dozens of autographs from players both past and present. Christine Wills said they started collecting the autographs during training camp at Georgetown College four years ago. She

said one of the first players to sign the car was the late Chris Henry. “I have had people offer to buy the door (where Henry signed),” Christine said. They started with the autographs on the car and Mike has since added the paintings. He preserves the signatures with a clear coat of paint. The auto-

graphs include Carson Palmer, Cris Collinsworth, Anthony Munoz, Kenny Anderson, and even head coach Marvin Lewis. The autographed car has also helped the couple increase their fan experience. They earned VIP access for this year’s training camp, attended the 101 Training for fans, and the

players and coaches have begun to recognize Mike and Christine as part of the Bengals’ organization. The Wills said the players are friendly and willing to add their signatures to the car and take photos. They say the players and other fans recognize the car and see their passion for their favorite team.

Station’s tree has special meaning By Kurt Backscheider kbackscheider@communitypress.com

West Siders may have noticed the decorated Christmas tree in front of the Green Township fire station at Bridgetown and Eyrich roads. They may have appreciated the beauty of its simple white lights and red holiday bows. But what they likely don’t know is the touching story behind the tree. The evergreen was donated to the fire department about seven or eight years ago by Bob and Terry Luchsinger, in memory of their daughter, Katie who died at age 11 in a house fire in her family’s home on Gallia Drive in Miami Township in 1999. The Green Township Department of Fire & EMS responded to the call as part of mutual aid, and the engine from the township’s Bridgetown station was the first to arrive. The friendship between the Green Township firefighters and the Luchsingers was forged with the donation of the Christmas

tree. Luchsinger said the first Christmas after Katie died they placed a live Christmas tree at her grave in St. Joseph Cemetery, and used batteries to power its lights. Every year since then, he said they’ve decorated a Christmas tree at her grave, and then donated it to a family member or friend after the holidays. The Green Township fire

station was the recipient of a tree seven or eight years ago. This year the firefighters bought a plaque dedicating the tree to Katie and placed it at the base. Luchsinger said he’s grateful the firefighters and paramedics have taken great care of the tree. “We enjoy decorating it every year,” he said. “It brings back a lot of good memories of Katie.”

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BRIEFLY Officer graduates from FBI Academy

Colerain Township Police Lt. Mark Denney graduated Dec. 14 from the FBI National Academy Program in Quantico, Va. The program provided 11weeks of advance Denney training in investigations, management and fitness. Denney was among 260 members of the class.

Former parks director in hall

Retired director of the Hamilton County Park District, Jon Brady, has been inducted into the OPRA Hall of Fame. Brady is being recognized for his leadership and dedication to the park district. Retired in 2002, Brady served a 30-year career with the park district, becoming director in 1984. He guided the park district through its most productive era, including passing of levies, increases in nature education programming and a number of park construction improvement projects. His tenure as director was marked by land acquisitions of more than 5,611 acres of parkland, greenspace and conservation easements. His award will be presented on Feb. 26 at the OPRA Annual Awards Dinner in Columbus.

Parky’s for kids

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fun for kids than live animals, playtime, cake and games. The Children’s Celebration package at Parky’s Farm offers entertainment, whether it is a birthday, religious celebration, graduation or other milestone in a child’s life. The package includes interaction with fun farm animals, playtime in the indoor Playbarn, a cupcake cake (for 24 people), ice cream cup and juice, and other fun games and activities. Children’s Celebrations are ideal for kids age 1 through 12. Cost includes 10 children, with an fee for each additional child (up to 24 maximum). Extended party time and additional cupcakes are available for an additional fee. For pricing and package information, contact Parky’s Farm Children’s Celebration Coordinator Tina Small at 513-5213276, ext. 101. For additional information, visit GreatParks.org.

Farmers’ market makes winter move

The Lettuce Eat Well farmers’ market has moved to its winter location, Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd. The market will return to Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, in May. For more information, visit www.lewfm.org.

Colerain Twp. holiday hours

The Colerain Town-

ship Administrative Offices will be closed on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, and Christmas Day, Dec. 25. The offices will reopen on Wednesday, Dec. 26. The offices will also be closed New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, and New Year’s Day, Jan. 1. The offices will reopen Jan. 2. For information, call the administrative offices at 385-7500.

McAuley supports outreach programs STAR OF WONDER

Register now for weather class

Green Township will present a severe weather spotter training class taught by the National Weather Service in February and is taking registration now. This class teaches how to recognize severe weather, some things that look severe but are not, and how to report information to the National Weather Service. Trained spotters play an important roll in helping warn the community about severe weather. This class also teaches severe weather safety, helping you protect yourself when dangerous weather occurs. The spotter class is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road, in the lower level of the lodge. This course is provided at no cost, but registration is required. For more information or to register, call the Green Township Department of Fire & Emergency Medical Services at 513-574-0474 or email mnie@greentwp.org.

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@communitypress.com or call 853-6287, along with your name. Because of holiday deadlines, please call by noon Thursday this week. If you’re correct, we’ll publish your name in next week’s newspaper along with the correct answer. See last week’s answer on B5.

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The entire McAuley community, students and adults alike, “paid it forward” during the month of December, participating in three outreach programs. Each Wednesday in December, students contributed their spare change to donate to McAuley’s Guardian Angel Fund. The fund was established in order to help cover tuition costs for students whose families are experiencing major difficulties, such as a parent dying or losing their job, or high medical costs for a family member. Donations of a different sort were made by many via the adopt-a-child program. Individuals and groups contributed 80 gifts to the Toyful Joyful Christmas party, held Dec. 18 for 500 inner city school children who had worked diligently and exhibited good behavior in school. The children were treated to lunch and a new gift from Santa. McAuleyans provided basketballs, footballs, Barbie doll sets, friendship bracelet kits, craft kits, and nail/makeup kits. Other donations were made through McAuley’s adopt-a-senior citizen effort. They fulfilled the wish lists of 20 senior citizens through the Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, a nonprofit organization


SCHOOLS

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Mt. Healthy school board waiting to make levy request By Jennie Key jkey@communitypress.com

Residents of the Mount Healthy City School District won’t see a levy on the ballot in May. School officials passed on the opportunity to put a levy on the ballot at the Dec. 17 meeting. Instead, the board will talk with residents about cuts to services in the wake of a levy failure in November and gather information about what the community values and what residents are willing to pay in support of the district. The board will conduct a community forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, in the board offices, 7615 Harrison Ave., Mount Healthy. Voters rejected the most recent school levy request in November with 54 percent of voters saying no. The district has not had

additional operating funds since 2003 and the district cut almost $4 million for the 2012-13 school year to stay in the black. School offi- Handler cials have made cuts every year but one since 2003, when the district last passed a levy for additional revenue. Since 2003, the district has cut $7.12 million from its budget. More cuts are coming, and the board will decide what they will be after the members talk with the community. Superintendent Lori Handler said the school district will conduct a survey and have a community forum before the district decides what the next steps should be. She said the district is leaning

toward a levy request in November. Board member Don Wolf said he is not in favor of sitting out the May election. “We need the Wolf money,” he said. “We have cut enough; we should be talking about putting things back.” Handler said while she would much rather be putting programs back than dismantling the system that moved the district from a rating of continuous improvement to effective, that’s not feasible right now. “We need to get input from our residents and we have to know what they are willing to support before we can move ahead,” she said.

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SCHOOL NOTES Bevis Elementary

Third-grader Kyle Simmons won the first quarter Shining Star bike drawing, courtesy of business partner Rumpke. Each week, students are given Shining Star tickets for doing nice things around Bevis, such as helping other students, going above and beyond, improving grades, etc. Every Friday, Principal Collin Climer draws one ticket for each grade level and those students receive Shining Star Tshirts. All of the Shining Star tickets received are saved throughout the quarter. At the end of each quarter, one ticket is drawn from all three grade levels.

Colerain High School

Freshman Zach Hullinger was published for the second time in the annual Power of the Pen book of winners with the piece entitled, “Into the Jaws of Danger.” Hullinger qualified and competed for two years as a White Oak Middle School student at the state Power of the Pen competition.

Colerain Middle School

Teacher Kristen Kauffman recently received a donorschoose.org Samsung Galaxy II tablet from anonymous donors across the country. Kauffman registered last May for the tablet for her students to use in the classroom and, in October, the monetary goal was finally reached. She and her students are grateful for the kindness of strangers.

McAuley High School

Nicole Makaras and Gabi Wolf sing at the St. Ignatius’ Christmas concert. PROVIDED

St. Ignatius had Christmas sounds The St. Ignatius School Bands and Choir performed a christmas concert for family and friends in the St. I Community Center. Parents, grandparents, and other audience members enjoyed a wide range of talent from beginners to seasoned veterans who played instruments and sang. The school’s music instructor Tasha Grismayer is the director of Advanced Band and the Voice of St. Ignatius Choir. Chris Gemperline is the director for the Beginning Band.

The music was a variety of both classical Christmas and Contemporary. The Beginning Band showed growth since September, improving significantly and performing well this week. The Advanced Band demonstrated their ability to execute more challenging pieces. “Mr. Gemperline and I wanted them to grow and learn through dedication and perseverance in both practices and performances,” said Grismayer. “Tim Reilly, our principal, agreed to help us develop a

strong music program,” said Grismayer. “It was his idea to start the school choir, in addition to the church choirs.” Since last year, the choir which has featured the singing talents of the fifth through eighth grade has doubled in size. “In January, we are opening up the choir program to include fourth graders as well,” said Grismayer. “Mr. Reilly and our pastor, the Rev. Peter St. George, have supported our efforts and our growing success is the result.”

AWARD WINNERS

St. James School seventh-graders Madison Schmidt and Jordan Zulli recently won awards in the Catholics United for the Poor All Saints Day essay contest. The contest was open to all local students in fifth through ninth grades. For the contest, students were asked to write about a saint who inspires them, why the saint is an inspiration and how they might be serving today. Schmidt, left, was selected as the St. James School winner for her essay. Zulli was chosen as the overall seventh-grade winner from all schools who entered. PROVIDED.

Six students attended the eighth annual Women in Technology Conference, presented by the INTERAlliance of Greater Cincinnati and sponsored by Citi, Fifth Third Bank, GE, Great American Insurance and Procter & Gamble, along with Miami University, the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University. The conference was an opportunity for female high school students to get answers to any questions about careers information technology or to explore what the field offers. Highlights of the conference included interactive sessions where students learned, through discussions with both academic and corporate professionals, the broad spectrum of career opportunities in IT and a chance to talk to women already working in the field. McAuley students who attended the conference were Melissa Jose, Abigail Meeks, Selah Meyer, Allison Moning, Samantha Rauh and Abigail Sander.

Northwest High School

A $2,500 grant from State Farm Insurance will be used for the Driving Angels program. Several Driving Angels students took part in the Celebrate My Drive program, hosted by State Farm Insurance at TriCounty Mall last month. The Driving Angels station involved participants wearing beer goggles while attempting to play cornhole. The participating schools had a chance to win $100,000. For taking part, the NWHS Driving Angels were offered a grant of $2,500, provided the correct paperwork was filed. Student participants included Christine Sorentino and Brianna McWhorter, the co-leader of the Driving Angels. ■ The school library recently hosted Mike Mullin, author of the critically acclaimed teen novel “Ashfall” its sequel “Ash-

en Winter.” Mullin met with over 250 students throughout the day. He spoke with English classes about “How Taekwondo is like writing,” concluding with a taekwondo demonstration in which he broke a concrete block with his bare hand. Forty students and staff members who had read “Ashfall” prior to the visit were invited to a special luncheon with the author, which included a discussion of the book as well as a question-and-answer session and book signing.

Northwest Local Schools

The Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph recently presented Parallel Visions IX, an exhibition showcasing recent artwork from a group of regional art educators, highlighting their ongoing commitment to the visual arts in the classroom and from their own studios. About 70 Tristate primary, middle and secondary art teachers were represented, including Leslie Getz from Pleasant Run Elementary and Welch Elementary, and Tony Gilardi from Colerain High School.

Pleasant Run Elementary School

Pride Winners for November are: third grade: Alexis Hughes, Kellis Johnson, Jihad French, Christopher Harmon and Timothy Montgomery; fourth grade: Jazmine Trinidad, Mahi Ly, Daija Trimm, Victoria Rumpke, and Cheyenne Goldick; and fifth grade: Jaria Norris, Sathvik Chereddy, Zaccheus Crews, Jared Taylor and Vada Spears.

Pleasant Run Middle School

Student Council (currently 48 members) recently held a “Pasta for Pennies” fundraiser for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. Student Council members hung signs and banners of local survivors to raise awareness of the different types of blood cancers. They hosted several school wide activities over the three-week program to help raise money. The “Mohawk for a Mission” activity involved students dropping change into staff members donation boxes. The winning staff member agreed to do something fun with his or her hair. The winner was Principal David Maine, who styled his hair into a colored Mohawk. The students also painted a banner that read “Make Leukemia Disappear.” Students sold paper pennies for $1 during lunch and the paper penny was applied to the banner to make the word Leukemia disappear. The grand total raised after the three-week program was $2,432.05. ■

Miscellaneous

The Catholic Order of Foresters, a fraternal insurance society, awarded $10,000 in tuition reimbursement to COF youth public school members attending a Catholic religious education program,. Mariah Girmann, the daughter of Chris and Mary Girmann, received a $50 COF Religious Education Assistance Program Award for the 2012-2013 school year in a random national drawing.The Girmann family are members of Catholic Order of Queen of Peace Court 2126 and attend St. Bartholomew Parish.


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CATCHING UP WITH COLLEGE ATHLETES

FROSH WALKER MAKES IMPACT AT NKU By Nick Dudukovich

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It all hit Kevin Walker in an instant. The 2012 Colerain High School graduate was playing Division I soccer against the University of Kentucky. The Northern Kentucky University freshman said he never thought his first match would come against school with Kentucky’s stature. “I’m like ‘wow, we’re playing UK,’” he said. To top things off, the Norse played the Wildcats to a 2-2 in the exhibition played at NKU Soccer Stadium. “…To tie that team was pretty amazing and pretty cool,” he added. Walker didn’t score in the con-

test, but it didn’t take long for him to make an impact. In NKU’s first season competing at the Division I level, Walker carved out a spot for himself in the starting lineup. The forward netted his first goal when he scored the go-ahead score in the Norse’s win against Belmont Sept. 22. For this effort, Walter was recognized as the Atlantic Sun Conference co-player of the week. He was the first NKU player to achieve this accolade. Walker is also the first NKU men’s soccer player to be named conference player of the week as a freshman since 2010. Some players, especially freshmen, take time to adjust to the college game, but that wasn’t the case for Walker.

The former Colerain standout attributed his readiness to the high level of club soccer (Cincinnati United Premier) he played as a prep. “I was already playing with a bunch of D-I players, so I got used to the pace of the game and the style of the game,” Walker said. The Norse went 7-10-1 this season, but are led by a young nucleus that includes Walker. In his freshman season, Walker was third on the Norse with seven points, coming off two goals and three assists. Walker believes the experience he gained can only help his team in future seasons. “I think I’ll have a better year next year than I did this year, but that should happen every year,” he said.

The 2012 Colerain High School graduate Kevin Walker plays Division I soccer against the University of Kentucky in an early exhibition game. THANKS TO NKU

Sydney Bell

College athletes from around the area are making their way back to the Greater Cincinnati area to celebrate the holidays with family and friends. Here’s what’s been keeping them busy:

Bell, a freshman at St. Lawrence University, scored the first goal of her collegiate hockey career on Nov. 9 in a 4-1 victory over Brown University in NCAA Women’s Division I hockey. Bell is the daughter of Jim and Mary Bell, and a 2012 graduate of Ursuline Academy. Submitted by Jim Bell

NKU pitcher and Colerain grad Emily Schwaeble totaled eight shutouts as a pitcher in 2012. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Emily Schwaeble Schwaeble had an outstanding year for Northern Kentucky softball. Schwaeble made 42 appearances in the circle for the Norse, including 34 starts, while posting a 24-8 record with a 2.23 ERA. Schwaeble also led the GLVC with 279 strikeouts, which was also the 11th-highest total in the nation. She threw her first career nohitter and struck out 12 batters in a 3-0 victory over Lincoln Memorial March 6. She came one walk shy of a perfect game in a 9-0 win over Urbana March 20 and totaled eight shutouts on the year. The pitcher had 11 games of 10 or more strikeouts and ranked second on the team with a .311batting average, 12 home runs, 37 RBI and a .544 slugging percentage. She had a team-best 18 multiple-hit games and hit home runs in three-straight games and in five games over a seven-game span April 19-27. She is excited as she enters her senior year at NKU with the school moving to Division I in the Atlantic Sun Conference. Accolades received include: Daktronics and NFCA All-Midwest region second team as a utility player.; All-Great Lakes Valley Conference first team as a pitcher; Two-time GLVC Pitcher of the Week; All-American Scholar Athlete by NFCA (3.5+ GPA). She is the daughter of Ron and LuAnna Schwaeble. Submitted by Luanna Schwaeble

Rachel Krabacher

Krabacher is a senior at the University of Dayton, where she started on the Division I volleyball team the past four years. During each of those four years, UD came in first place in the Atlantic10 conference, won the endof-season A-10 tournament and

University of Dayton senior Rachel Krabacher earned All-American honors in both 2011 and 2012. THANKS TO

Ursuline grad Sydney Bell has been patrolling the ice at St. Lawrence University. THANKS TO JIM

DON KRABACHER

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advanced to the NCAA tournament. In 2012, the McAuley High School graduate had 505 kills and ranked ninth in the nation with 4.63 kills per set. The 6-foot-4 outside hitter was named A-10 Player of the Year in both 2011 and 2012. In both seasons she led the conference in kills per match and points per match. As a result of her efforts, Krabacher was named a Division I All-American in both 2011 and 2012. She was selected to play with the USA Volleyball A2 Team the past two years and went on two foreign tours playing volleyball in Croatia and China. The senior is in the academic honors program at UD, majoring in chemical engineering with a minor in bioengineering. Her parents are Don and Bev Krabacher of Colerain Township. Submitted by Don Krabacher

Although just a sophomore, Colerain grad Stacey Sebald assumed a captain’s role as a member of the volleyball team at The University of the Cumberlands. THANKS TO SCOTT SEBALD

Stacey Sebald

Olivia Jester

Jester recently completed her freshmen season on the University of Kentucky women’s soccer team. The McAuley High School graduate was just one of six players to start in all 22 games the Wildcats played this season. In those 22 games, the midfielder recorded 19 shots with her first goal coming as a game-winner in a 2-1 victory over SEC opponent Auburn that clinched a spot in the SEC tournament. The former Mohawk played a season-high 106 minutes in a 2-2 draw with No. 6 Texas A&M in September as well as playing 93 minutes in a 2-1 overtime victory over LSU. Jester charted a point in successive games versus Auburn and Vanderbilt, both of which were game-winners.

University of Kentucky freshman and McAuley High School graduate Olivia Jester scored game-winning goals for the Wildcats during her freshmen season. THANKS TO UK ATHLETICS In UK’s first-ever NCAA tournament victory in the school’s 20year history, Jester notched 73 minutes in the 1-0 win. The freshman was named to the 2012 Cardinal Classic All-

Tournament team after playing in UK’s road upset of No.12 Louisville. Olivia is the daughter of Dan and Danielle Jester of White Oak. Submitted by Danielle Jester

Sebald, a 2011 Colerain graduate, just finished her second season on the volleyball court as a middle hitter for The University of the Cumberlands. This past season witnessed Sebald earn first-team all-league recognition in the Mid-South Conference. As a freshman in 2011, Sebald was named first-team honorable mention and took the captain role this season, while helping the team to an 18-12 record. She led the team with 89 blocks (.88 B/G) and had 222 kills out of 547 attempts. In conference play, Sebald was second in the league with with 50 blocks and ninth in kills (95). She is the daughter of Scott and Sandy Sebald. Submitted by Scott Sebald


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PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS

DEFEATING THE UNDEFEATED

» Colerain junior Kayley Tepe finished 14th (308.05) at the Comet Diving Classic at Sycamore Dec. 15. » At the Best of the West meet Dec.14, McAuley finished fourth, while Colerain placed fifth.

By Nick Dudukovich ndudukovich @ communitypress .com

Wrestling

» Several local wrestlers made their marks on the young season during the Glen Sample Classic at Harrison High School Dec. 16. Colerain junior Tegray Scales won the 195-weight class, while Northwest heavyweight Ameer Daniels took second. In the 113-pound weight class, La Salle’s Anthony Milano took third.

Girls bowling

» Jenna Coldiron rolled a high series of 461 as Colerain beat Deer Park 2,538-1,981 Dec. 18.

New coach

» Colerain High School named Shalyn Leighner as the new volleyball coach. Shalyn comes from Parkway High School, where she has been the varsity assistant coach for the past four years. She played at Vandalia Butler High School, where she was a fouryear starter and a three-time First-Team All-GWOC, threetime First-Team All-District and All-State Honorable Mention player. She received a scholarship offer from Michigan State. She played for Junior Olympic Team Atlantis and made four appearances in the national tournament. Colerain AD Dan Bolden said, “Shalyn will fit right in at Colerain with her style and enthusiasm. During the interview process she continued to talk about competing every day, whether it was practice or a game. She constantly talked about competition as a key to building solid play. That attitude and grit makes her a great fit for our athletes.”

Boys basketball

» Roger Bacon beat Badin, 6546, Dec. 14. Carlas Jackson scored 17 points.

Girls basketball

» Sophomore Sydney Lambert scored 18 points as McAuley beat Seton, 62-38, Dec. 15. » Sophomore guard Kaylee Allen scored 23 points as Colerain beat Hamilton, 52-40, Dec. 15. » Despite Northwest’s 50-48 overtime loss to Taylor, Dec. 17, the Lady Knights got a standout game from Alexis Murphy. The sophomore scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds.

Boys swimming

» La Salle finished second at the Best of the West swim meet Dec.14. The Lancers won both the 200- and 400-meter relays.

Girls swimming

The St. James Varsity golf team wins the 2012 Western Athletic Conference Championship held at Robin’s Nest Golf Course. They beat an undefeated Our Lady of Visitation team by one shot and St. Ignatius by two. The team was led by Josh Knapke, who was the overall medalist of the event with a 3-over-30. Josh, left, and the others on the winning team included Andrew Findley, Zane Benz, Jake Roberts, Brennan Schrand and Peyton York. Other team members not shown include Isabel York, Max Mahoney and Sam Klare. THANKS TO GUY YORK

Summit celebrates Summit Country Day honored its boys soccer team for winning the Division III state championship during a pep rally at the school Nov. 12. The Silver Knights defeated Gates Mills Hawken, 2-0, at Crew Stadium in Columbus to take the trophy Nov. 10.

SIDELINES Pitching clinic

Jan. 27, Feb. 3, Feb. 10, for ages 11-15 for $80, which includes camp T-shirt. Players need to bring a glove and wear gym shoes. Call 264-1775, visit riversedgeindoor.com, or e-mail chrism@riversedgeindoor.com. Deadline is Jan 20.

Join Elder High School’s Mark Thompson and his coaching staff at Rivers Edge pitching clinic. Pitching mechanics will be improved. Increase velocity, improve control, pickoffs, fielding, arm strengthening and injury prevention techniques. The camp will run from 10-11:30 a.m.,

From left, head coach Barnard Baker; Alex Vance, junior goalie, Hyde Park; Caelan Hueber, senior forward, East Walnut Hills; Jake Rawlings, senior midfielder, Loveland; Isaiah Chapman, junior defenseman, Mt. Airy share a laugh as senior midfielder Brandon Lorentz, Dent thanks the entire Summit Country Day School student body for its support throughout the season. THANKS TO DARREN WEIGL

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Are your decorations access-friendly?

The holidays are a wonderful time for festive gatherings to celebrate the joys of the season. But for someone with a disability or mobility issues, it can become challenging and stressful time as they consider whether or not they will be able to safely and comfortably attend the party. For example, they may need to consider the number of steps they will they have to climb, if the home can accommodate a wheelchair or walker, and find out if there’s a restroom on the first floor. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 36 million Americans are classified as disabled. In Hamilton County alone, it’s estimated that 12 percent of the residents (not in a nursing home or other institu-

tion) have a disability. There’s a growing trend nationwide called “Visitability,” which essentially Jere McIntyre refers to housCOMMUNITY PRESS ing designed in GUEST COLUMNIST a way that it can be lived in or visited by people who have trouble with steps or who use wheelchairs or walkers. A house is considered “visitable” when it meets three basic requirements: » One zero-step entrance. » Doors with 32 inches of clear passage space. » One bathroom on the main floor that is wide enough for a wheelchair.

State of township meeting set Jan. 22 On Nov. 27, a Town Hall meeting was held for residents of Colerain Township in an effort to engage in a conversation regarding the long-term financial challenges facing the township. Over the past year, the township has engaged in a comprehensive benchmarking assessment for all departments in an effort to create greater efficiency and accountability. The benchmarking assessment is only the beginning of our journey of continuous improvement as we work to make Colerain Township a “Best in Class” organization. As we discussed in our Town Hall meeting held on March 8, Colerain Township has seen a significant reduction in three major revenue sources for the general fund amounting to a projected $1.5 million annual loss beginning in 2014. In addition, declining property values, home foreclosures and the elimination of the tangible personal property tax has had a significant impact on our police, fire and road funds. Jim Rowan Things to Consider: COMMUNITY PRESS 1. Our parks department spends GUEST COLUMNIST approximately $1.1 million more than it collects in revenue. Historically, the parks department counted on the general fund to support its operation. 2. Our community center spends approximately $400,000 more than it collects in revenue. Historically, the community center counted on the general fund to support its operation. 3. Our public works department (roads) has historically operated within its budget with the exception of road resurfacing which has relied heavily on the general fund. Lower tax revenues and increased costs have led to an annual deficit of approximately $200,000. 4. In 2013, our police department will be operating in year six of a five-year levy. This has been achieved at the same time services were reduced from the Hamilton County Sheriff and tax revenues were lower than expected. 5. In 2010, our fire department passed an incremental levy that would allow for continual operation for five years while spending down reserves. Even with tax collections significantly lower than expected, operations can continue through 2016 based on current funding sources. Recognizing the importance of budget alignment, a number of revenue enhancements, cost saving initiatives, reallocation of resources and cost saving initiatives were implemented during 2012 and are planned for 2013. However, to achieve the long-term financial sustainability necessary to operate our township and provide the necessary investment in public infrastructure to promote economic development, it is imperative that our community engage in a conversation over the value of services provided to our residents and businesses and the steps necessary to achieve long-term financial sustainability. On Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m., at the Colerain Community Center, 4200 Springdale Road, we will hold a “State of the Township” meeting at which point we will lay out a plan to achieve long-term financial sustainability. Please feel free to contact me at 513-923-5005 or jrowan@coleraintwp.org to share your thoughts or concerns or engage in a conversation regarding our future. Jim Rowan is the Colerain Township Administrator.

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Obviously you aren’t going to be able to make major construction changes to your home before the holidays. But, as you add the finishing touches to your holiday decor, take a moment to consider how visitable your home is to someone with a disability. There are things you can do to help guests with mobility challenges easily and safely get in and out of your house. These include: 1. Make sure the entrance is well lit. 2. Identify a safe, flat outside place where the guest can be dropped off to allow for easy access to the home. 3. Remove obstacles to clear paths of travel through doors and hallways. 4. Consider renting a portable ramp to allow safe access to the

home. 5. Make sure there are at least 32-inch aisles for essential wheelchair maneuverability for comfort and freedom. During the party, you may need to omit some furnishings to prevent congestion. 6. Make sure your table heights aren’t too low. It is important that a person’s knees and thighs fit comfortably under a dining table. 7. Rugs and area carpets can cause extreme hardship for a wheelchair user. Chair tires sink into rugs with thick padding, making pushing and turning the chair difficult. If possible, pull up scatter or area rugs - they become tangled in the smaller front chair wheels. 8. Install grab bars for support - consider for your older

relative who visits not during the holidays, but throughout the year. This is easier than it sounds. Some of the changes you consider now can also give seniors and their caregivers a head start on home modifications they may need later in their lives. After all, the aging population in Hamilton County is increasing. In less than eight years, Hamilton County will have nearly 25 percent of its population over 60. Jere McIntyre is a certified aging in place specialist and the director of modifications for Whole Home. To learn more, call 513-482-5100, visit www.wholehome.org, visit the showroom at 6543 Harrison Ave. in Dent, or visit a new information center near the Food Court at Northgate Mall.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question Now that Michigan has approved legislation to ban mandatory collection of union dues as a condition of employment, becoming the 24th state in the nation to pass a right-to-work law, do you think Ohio lawmakers should attempt to pass similar legislation? Why or why not?

“Yes. There was a time in this country when people had to work in sweat-shop conditions and accept whatever compensation and terms their employers offered them. Those days are long gone. “For one thing, there have been a myriad of regulations imposed on employers with respect to how they treat their employees. The need for the kind of protection by unions that existed in the late 19th and early 20th century has diminished greatly. Unions still serve a purpose, but not the same as they originally did. “Another consideration is the corruption that has flourished in some cases, and mob ties to unions. Restriction of individual freedom has always been of immense importance to me, and that kind of coercion is definitely in play when people are told they must join a union and pay dues in order to work. “Yes, there is a negative element in the right-to-work environment which enables non-union workers to benefit from the privileges won by union representation. But forcing people to join unions is not the answer. As in everything else, there needs to be a sense of balance.” Bill B. “Ohio needs to pass right-towork legislation for three reasons. First, it is the right thing to do. No one should be forced to pay union dues or fees in order to get or keep a job. “Second, it will give a muchneeded boost to Ohio's economy. Our labor laws will be more friendly to business, which will motivate employers to keep jobs in Ohio or to bring new ones here. “Third, it is a lot easier to do this by passing a law than to have to put a referendum on the ballot. The legislature needs to do this soon so that we don't lose ground to Indiana, Michigan, and many other right-to-work states.” T.H. “Yes. Ohio's current legislature couldn't care less about the citizens, trying to force-feed abortion, isolating and offending simply every minority, and making sure that

NEXT QUESTION Following the mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., should Congress enact tougher gun-control laws, such as reinstating the nation’s assault-weapons ban, closing the so-called gun-show loophole permitting the sale of guns without a background check, or prohibiting the manufacture of highcapacity magazines? Why or why not? Every week we ask readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to northwestpress@communitypress.com with Chatroom in the subject line.

guns are allowed in bars. “The only way to reign in public union leaders, who throw their members under the bus at every turn, is to take the state back through tough legislation similar to the state of Michigan.” K.P. “Absolutely! Ohio cannot compete with neighboring states on this unless they pass equal legislation. “Unions will survive, but it should not be mandatory, and certainly not mandatory to pay dues to work. If working conditions become bad, unions will arise, but to say that an individual cannot work unless they join the union is absolutely wrong. “South Carolina recently secured Boeing in Charleston, and believe me, every one of those employees are happy to have their high paying jobs. What's sad is that the unions took it to court to stop those people from working. It seems to me that their object is not to make jobs, but to give power to political bosses and union officials. “Most recently Hostess was forced to close its doors because the union insisted on things that were impossible for a company in

trouble to provide. Now, thousands are unemployed. Where is the sense it that?” J.K. “Yes, workers should be free from compulsory union membership in order to get a job. While the unions have made great strides in improving working conditions, hours and fringe benefits, it should still be an individual choice. “Some employers do deduct 'negotiation fees' from paychecks on behalf of the union to cover union costs at the bargaining table. But that fee should be fair, not the full union dues which I saw at my last job.” R.V. “I think Ohio lawmakers know better than to stick their heads back into that particular bucket. At the very least they will wait to see how many Republicans are left standing after the next Michigan election. “What they did was a complete abandonment of the public trust, not just on the union-busting bill, but on about a dozen unpopular laws passed during the Lame Duck session. If it hadn't been for the Connecticut school shooting they would have made it legal to carry weapons in schools. “I know some of your readers think that is a good idea, but the simple fact is that gun carnage is due to the abundance of guns and affects hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens, far beyond schools or other places where guns are supposed to be prohibited.” N.F. “I do not believe people should be forced to pay union dues as a condition on employment. It they want to join a union that’s their business. “However, forced payment of dues should not be a factor. Good employees are sometimes passed up due to the dues factor.” E.S.

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Pieces of a felt wreath in the making Below, Maureen Dwyer and her mom Lorraine Dwyer, both of Springfield Township, work on their wreath projects together.

Kay Levan wraps her wreath with loopy yarn.

DECK THE HALLS The North Central branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County has offered a number of holiday crafts and activities during the Christmas season.

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Handmade felt owls were an interesting addition to this holiday wreath.

Dara Roundtree, Mount Healthy, works on her holiday wreath project.

Vonda Baldwin of Mount Airy looks over some fabric for her holiday wreath project.

Instructor Nicolette Meade shows Sheila Hassenpflug of Colerain Township how a felt poinsettia comes together.

Cybele Risma, North College Hill, works on a felt poinsettia. Barb Payne, Springfield Township, was sewing pieces for a felt wreath accented with colorful buttons.

Sandy Caruso, Colerain Township, watches as the instructor demonstrates how to pull together poinsettia petals from felt.


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, DEC. 27

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Dance Classes 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.

To submit calendar items, go to www.cincinnati.com and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to life@ communitypress.com along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to www.cincinnati.com and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Classes, 7 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Greg Insco, instructor. Ages 18 and up. $5. 741-8802; www.coleraintwp.org. Colerain Township.

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.

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FRIDAY, DEC. 28 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; www.lewfm.org. Cheviot.

Music - Blues Ricky Nye, 6:30-9:30 p.m., VanZandt, 1810 W. Galbraith Road, Free. 407-6418. North College Hill.

Senior Citizens 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.

SATURDAY, DEC. 29 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; DebsFitnessParty.com. Mount Healthy.

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

SUNDAY, DEC. 30 Shopping

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s annual production of “A Christmas Carol” continues through Dec. 30. Remaining show times are 7 p.m. Dec. 26-30 and 2 p.m. Dec. 29 and Dec. 30. Tickets start at $30. For more information, call 421-3888 or visit www.cincyplay.com. Pictured are Avery Clark as the Ghost of Christmas Future and Bruce Cromer as Ebenezer Scrooge. PROVIDED.

Coin Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., American Legion Post Hugh Watson Post 530 Greenhills, 11100 Winton Road, Free admission. Presented by Jim Huffman. 937-376-2807. Greenhills.

MONDAY, DEC. 31 Holiday - New Year’s New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance, 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m., Lakeridge Hall, 7210 Pippin Road, Hot buffet, beer, soft drinks, snacks, wine fountain, hats, noisemakers and music by DJ Larry Robers. Attendees may also BYOB. $40. Reservations required. 521-1112. Colerain Township. Silvestertanz, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Donauschwaben Haus, 4290 Dry Ridge Road, German New Year’s Eve celebration. Music by the Alpen Echos. Hors d’oeuvres, sandwich buffet and desserts included. Cash bar opens at 8 p.m. $22. Presented by Donauschwaben Society. 385-2098; www.cincydonau.com. 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.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 2 Clubs & Organizations Mothers of Preschoolers Monthly Meeting, 9-11:30 a.m., LifeSpring Christian Church, 1373 W. Galbraith Road, Room 161. Mothers with children from newborns to kinder-

gartners welcome. Morning of building relationships with other moms, eating breakfast, listening to speakers on variety of topics, making crafts, playing games, group discussion and more. Free child care provided. Membership: $23.95 per year. Presented by Mothers of Preschoolers - LifeSpring. 271-5775; www.mops.org. North College Hill.

Nature Winter Break Farm Camp, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Parky’s Farm, 10037 Daly Road, Registration required online by Dec. 26. Mix of indoor and outdoor activities. Campers should pack a lunch and wear warm clothing. Ages 5-10. $20 per day, $55 for all three. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-3276, ext. 100; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.

THURSDAY, JAN. 3 Dance Classes Waltz Classes, 7 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, Beginner-level dance class open to all capable ages. Wear smooth-soled shoes. With instructors Betty and Estil Owens. Free. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 671-7219; www.sonksdf.com. Springfield Township. Square Dance Lessons, 7:309:30 p.m., Forest Park Activity Center, $5. 232-1303. Forest Park.

Nature Winter Break Farm Camp, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Parky’s Farm, Registration required online by Dec. 26. $20 per day, $55 for all three. 521-3276, ext. 100; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.

FRIDAY, JAN. 4 Education Cincinnati Zoo at the Grove, 7 p.m., The Grove Banquet Hall, 9158 Winton Road, Informative program designed for children. Opportunity of seeing leashtrained cats up-close and without bars. Free. Presented by Springfield Township. 522-1410. Finneytown.

Farmers Market Lettuce Eat Well Winter Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, Free. 661-1792; www.lewfm.org. Cheviot.

Nature Winter Break Farm Camp, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Parky’s Farm, Registration required online by Dec. 26. $20 per day, $55 for all three. 521-3276, ext. 100; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township. Wilderness Skills: Backpacking the Appalachian Trail, 7 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Winton Centre. Indoor talk about hiking the trail, basic backpacking essentials and a trail story or two. Registration required online by

Jan. 3. $3, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.

SATURDAY, JAN. 5 Civic Christmas Tree Recycling Drop Off, Noon-3 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Hamilton County residents can recycle their Christmas trees at no cost with proof of residency. Remove ornaments, tinsel, tree bags, etc. Drop offs also available at Bzak Landscaping and Rumpke Sanitary Landfill. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7766; hamiltoncountyrecycles.org/index.php?page=free-yardwastedrop-off-sites. Green Township. Christmas Tree Recycling Drop Off, Noon-3 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road, Hamilton County residents can recycle their Christmas trees at no cost with proof of residency. Remove ornaments, tinsel, tree bags, etc. Drop offs also available at Bzak Landscaping and Kuliga Park. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District. 946-7766. Colerain Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Kids Dance Fitness Class, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Great Commission Bible Church, $4. 851-4946; DebsFitnessParty.com. Mount Healthy.

Wilderness Skills, Noon (Fire. Learn and practice several fire-starting techniques and tricks. Cost is $6. Registration required online by Jan. 3.) and 2 p.m. (Campfire cooking. Learn cooking skills and safety. Sample a few treats. $6. Registration required online by Jan. 3.), Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.

SUNDAY, JAN. 6 Dining Events Sons of the American Legion Breakfast, 8:30-11:30 a.m., American Legion Post 513, 7947 Hamilton Ave., Made-to-order eggs, omelets, bacon, goetta, ham, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, fried potatoes, fruit and muffins. $8, free for children 6 and younger. 729-0061. Mount Healthy.

MONDAY, JAN. 7 Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party, 7:45-8:45 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, $10. Registration required. 617-9498; www.cardiodanceparty.com. Springfield Township.

TUESDAY, JAN. 8 Dance Classes New Beginner Western Square Dancing Class, 7:309:30 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, No experience necessary. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 860-4746; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.

Support Groups Grief 101: New to Loss, 6:30-8 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Learn what to expect and gain some insight and perspective on how to manage the emotional roller coaster a death creates. Find support and caring from those who have been on a similar journey. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s annual PNC Festival of Lights continues through Jan. 1. Hours are 5-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 5-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Zoo admission is $15, $10 children 2-12. For more information, call 281-4700 or visit www.cincinnatizoo.org. AMANDA DAVIDSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


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Start and share this friendship bread

Friendship bread yeast starter

Leave on counter, don’t refrigerate. Put in large bowl or container, covered lightly with wrap. You can

a bit of cinnamon with the sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan.

Friendship bread No. 2, with pudding

Because of the pudding in the batter, this is sweeter. With what’s left in the bowl, beat in the following:

3 eggs 1 cup oil 1 ⁄2 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla

In a separate bowl, stir together and then beat with egg mixture:

These friendship breads are sweet and cake-like. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD. use plastic, stainless steel or glass. Or put in large sealed baggie, in which case you’d squeeze baggie instead of stirring with a spoon as indicated below. You may have to open baggie occasionally to let the gasses, which form from the yeast, escape. You’ll know if you have to do this if the bag puffs up a lot. Regarding yeast, use regular dry yeast, not rapid or fast rise. I will tell you that I have forgotten about the 10-day timing and the bread still turned out nicely anywhere from 9 to 11 days. If you go over the time limit, just give it a

stir each day. Freeze the starter? One of my readers freezes the starter for up to a month if she has extra. Now I haven’t done this myself, but she says it works just fine. Day 1: Stir together 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk plus 1 envelope (0.25 oz. or 21⁄4 teaspoons) dry yeast. Days 2 through 5: Stir with spoon. Day 6: Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk. Days 7 through 9: Stir with spoon. Day 10: Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk. Stir and put 1 cup mix-

ture into three separate containers. Give two away, use the last cup as your new starter and use what’s left in the bowl to make bread. Mark date on starters. Between the two cakes given below, it seems like the one with the pudding mix is the most popular. I can’t decide which I like better!

Friendship bread No. 1, without pudding With what’s left in the bowl, beat in the following: ⁄3 cup oil

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3 eggs 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon, apple pie or pumpkin pie spice 11⁄4 teaspoon baking powder 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 ⁄2 teaspoon baking soda 2 cups all-purpose flour

If you want, you can throw in a handful of raisins, chopped fresh or dried fruit, nuts, chocolate chips, etc. Pour into two sprayed and sugared loaf pans (before pouring batter in, sprinkle some sugar in the pans on the bottoms and sides, and dump out excess if you like). Or mix in

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“We inspect more than 2,300 restaurant and food service facilities throughout the county,” said Jeremy Hessel, Hamilton County Public Health Director of Environmental Services. “Inspection reports are loaded onto our web site – www.hcph.org – for public access,” he adds. “Comprehensive in-

spections help our restaurants comply with health regulations and make eating out a safe alternative,” Hessel said. A complete restaurant inspection covers handwashing, food preparation and storage, proper equipment and utensil cleansing, and maintaining a clean food service environment.

“It’s important to remember that our inspection reports detail what we see on the particular day we’re in the facility,” Hessel said. “It’s always a good idea to look over several inspection reports to see if there are trends or consistent issues with a particular location.” Restaurants and food service facilities are eligi-

Jill Russell, Ph.D., associate professor of biology at the College of Mount St. Joseph, wona National Science Foundation grant which will provide an opportunity for Mount undergraduate students to gain significant research experience. PROVIDED ford Bird Observatory at the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse at Mount St. Joseph, as a way of introducing the students to field

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research. She then visits the middle school and works collaboratively with the teachers and students in designing and conducting inquiry projects on the birds that visit the school’s bird garden. The middle school students then visit the bird banding stations in the spring each year to learn more about birds, habitat loss, pollution, and invasive species. Russell is currently seeking a high school teacher who is interested in becoming part of the Birds of a Feather program

Follow directions above for preparing pans. Bake at 325 degrees for 50-60 minutes.

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Grant will help Mount professor study birds Jill Russell, Ph.D., associate professor of biology at the College of Mount St. Joseph, is co-recipient of a $500,000, three-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) which will provide an opportunity for Mount undergraduate students to gain significant research experience. Russell, and her colleagues from Miami University and the City of Hope National Medical Center in California, received the grant to study changes in bird metabolism during migration. Russell, is co-PI (principal investigator) on the study which Miami University will oversee. She will lead Mount students as they study lipid storage and use in migrating birds. Just prior to fall migration, birds in Ohio will triple or quadruple their body weight in the form of fat storage in order to have enough energy to make it to overwintering grounds in Central and South America. The metabolic adaptation in birds is key to their survival. If birds cannot gain enough fat from the local berries they eat prior to migration, they will not survive the long trek to their overwintering

2 cups all-purpose flour 11⁄2 teaspoons baking powder 1 ⁄2 teaspoon baking soda 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 cup chopped nuts (optional) 1 large box instant vanilla pudding (5 oz. approximately) 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon, apple pie or pumpkin pie spice or more to taste (optional, but very good)

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Last week I mentioned a friendship bread recipe on my blog. But I had a request from a reader who doesn’t blog and wanted to “send a huge batch to my grandson and his unit in Afghanistan.” Well, that did it. Some of us have family in the armed forces or know of those who are keeping Rita our nation Heikenfeld safe, so RITA’S KITCHEN I’ve decided if it’s that special to our troops, it deserves space here. It’s a fun project in food chemistry to make with the kids during holiday break. Friendship bread is so-called because the starter is meant to be shared. Since vintage recipes are “hot” right now, you’ll be oh so trendy! These particular friendship “breads” are sweet and taste like a quick bread. If you want them even more cake-like, sprinkle top of batter with mixture of sugar and cinnamon. One reader uses butterscotch pudding instead of vanilla in the second recipe.

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Mercy nursing chief named Stephanie Meade will be the chief nursing officer for its West market, including the new Mercy Health – West Hospital on North Bend Road in Monfort Heights. “Stephanie comes to Mercy Health with an extensive background of experience and education that will benefit not only our patients but also our nursing staff,” said Michael Stephens, west market leader and president for Mercy Health. Most recently, Meade served as executive director of Patient Care Services with the Christ Hospital, where she was responsible for operations and strategy implementation for patient care services, 555 licensed beds, approximately 1,600 employees and $361million in revenue. Prior to her executive director role, she was divisional director for Women’s (including newborn)

and Renal Services. Her operational responsibility included four inpatient units, three outMeade patient units, abot 600 employees and $61million in revenue. Previously, as division director, Behavioral Health, Women’s and Medical Surgical Areas, Meade was responsible for 10 inpatient units, five outpatient units, 740 employees and $85 million in revenue. She co-led nursing implementation of EMR and was provision of care leader for joint commission accreditation. She has also served as clinical manager at the Jewish Hospital, unit manager at Drake Hospital and clinical care coordinator at Episcopal Retirement Homes. Meade received a

bachelor of science and master of science in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati and post graduate certificate in Health Informatics from Northern Kentucky University. Enrolled currently in the MBA program at NKU, Meade anticipates graduating mid-December. She is an adjunct faculty member for NKU and is also a graduate student preceptor at NKU and UC, a member of the Greater Cincinnati Nurse Executives, the Ohio Organization for Nurse Executives, the American Organization of Nurse Executives and a volunteer with the YWCA. When Mercy Health – West Hospital opens in 2013, the 250-bed hospital will include heart care with open heart surgery, a cancer care center, an orthopaedics center, a women’s health center and maternity care.

SummerFair accepting exhibitor applications Summerfair Cincinnati is accepting exhibitor applications for the 46th Summerfair, May 31, June 1 and 2, at Coney Island. The fair features more than 300 fine artists and craftspeople from across the country. Artists exhibit and sell works in 10 categories, including ceramics, sculpture, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, and mixed media. A youth arts entertainment area and a variety of gourmet arts round out the experience for visitors and art aficionados. “Summerfair is a wonderful opportunity for artists to showcase and sell their work,” said Sharon Strubbe, executive director of Summerfair Cincinnati. “We not only received recognition from ‘Sunshine Artist’ magazine as one of the top art shows in the country, we also experi-

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enced record-breaking crowds at last year’s Summerfair. We’re anxious to see what talent and creativity this year’s artists will bring.”

Exhibitor applications are now being accepted until Feb. 8. Applicants must apply online through ZAPP (www.zapplication.org). All entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges, comprised of artists and art educators with backgrounds in the categories offered at Summerfair In order to be considered, works submitted must be original art produced by the applicants. Exhibitors will be notified on March 8 regarding their acceptance. The following categories of works will exhibit at Summerfair: ceramics, sculpture, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, and mixed media. For more information on Summerfair 2013 regarding fees and the application process, visit www.summerfair.org or call (513) 531-0050.

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THE ANSWER IS…

The angel, part of the Nativity scene that stands in front of St. James Church each year, may be singing Gloria! There were no correct answers this week. Last week, Rosemary Schaiper, Joann Rutherford, Donald Fisher, Mimi and Papa Threm, Emily, Megan and the boys, Ron and Erma, Annette, Gail Hallgath, Debbie Fales, Nancy Bruner, Joane Donnelly, Pat Merfert, Sandy Rouse, Dennis Boehm, Jamie and Jake Spears, Bill Courter, Pat Powell, Marlene Wildeboer, Lucas Campbell, Paul Drago, Cathy and Tony Fluegeman, Hannah Huepel, Hailey McAdoo, Holley Kroeger, Marilyn Werning, Ken Kist, Jim Tighe, David and Yvonne Schmuesser, Logan Kist, Mary Ann Adams, Bruce Reardon, Debi Ferguson, Greg Kohl, John Olding, Carol Ann Feeley, Rosemary Hollemeyer, Joan Wilson, Kim Mahoney, Dan and Jean Haus, and Carol Borgemenke, Dick Young, and Austin and Alexis Daily had the correct answer but were left off the list. Merry Christmas! Thanks for playing. See this week’s clue on A4.

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Monfort Heights woman gets YMCA award Monfort Heights resident Barbara Schwegman is the 2012 recipient of the Clippard branch Forever Young Appreciation Award. Schwegman has been a member at the Clippard Family YMCA since 2010, joining the branch after her retirement. She has been married to her husband, Bill, for 48 years and they have two children, Matthew and Melonie and four granddaughters. Nora Dashley, senior program coordinator for the Clippard branch, says the Y found a blessing in Schwegman’s retirement. It freed her time, which she then filled volunteering and participating with the Silver Sneakers program at the YMCA. Dashley says even in retirement, Schwegman has a full plate with her family and caring for an aging mother. Schwegman is also the Forever Young Quilting Group coordinator, which fits nicely with her passion for quilting and sewing. “Quilting and sewing keeps my mind active and at peace,” she said. Dashley says it’s hard work to coordinate and produce the beautiful quilts. Schwegman faithfully totes a trunk full of equipment and materials in and out of the YMCA to the quilting sessions held every month. She also recruits other quilters to volunteer some of their time and talents to help produce the quilts. Because of Barbara’s leadership in coordinating for two years we have now 35-plus quilters and have made more than 600 quilts for the children at the Ronald McDonald House. Each new family that comes

Janet Weas gets some advice from Nora Kelly and Barbara Schwegman, Monfort Heights as the women work on quilts for the Ronald McDonald House at the Clippard YMCA. FILE PHOTO to Ronald McDonald House receives a Welcome Bag containing a few items to make their stay a little more comfortable. “We try to include a small toy for the child, a notepad and pen, some toiletries, and most importantly a small, handmade quilt,” Dashley said. “These quilts can be very comforting to the children and also serve a treasured memento of their time spent at the Ronald McDonald House. Your support in helping to provide a quilt would be greatly appreciated.” About 1,500 families are projected to stay at Ronald McDonald House this year says, Nora

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Funeral home sending condolences to Newtown Stuart Snow was driving to his job as managing partner of NeidhardSnow Funeral Home in Mount Healthy listening to the news of the school shootings in Newtown, Conn. “I have kids who are grown now,” he said. “But it affected me, made me feel bad. I knew other people felt the same.” So Snow has set out a guest book out at his funeral home at 7401 Hamilton Ave. for people to stop in to sign as a way for people to send condolences to the people in Newtown. He also has memorial

DEATHS Joe Gehring Louis Joseph “Joe” Gehring, 74, Colerain Township, died Dec. 15. He was a carpenter with the Mercy Health Care System. He was a Marine Corps veteran. Survived by wife Betty Lou McRoberts Gehring Gehring; children Louis II (Deann), Gary, Teresa Gehring; grandchildren Keith, Kyle, Matthew, Brent, Stephanie, Michael, Kimberly; siblings William, Geraldine, Mary Lou, Alberta, Richard. Services were Dec. 19 at Maple Grove Cemetery. Arrangements by Dennis George Funeral Home.

cards for anyone who signs the book. There is an electronic guest book at www.neidhardsnowfuneralhome.com. “We wanted to do something for all of us here in Cincinnati who are grieving and are in shock,” he said. “Hopefully, the support and love we send will be of help to all of those affected.” He will have the book available until about Jan. 3, when he will compile it in a binder and send it to Sandy Hook Elementary School, where the shootings took place.

Raymond Inderhees Raymond M. Inderhees, 90, Peach Grove, died Dec. 15. He was an Army veteran. Survived by wife Margaret Inderhees; children Dee (Paul)

man, Edward, Thomas Inderhees. Services were Dec. 18 at Corpus Christi. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to: Andrew Fischer Memorial Fund, 8040 Eagle Creek, Cincinnati, OH 45247, Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, 3001 Metro Drive, Suite 100, Bloomington, MN 55425 or Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

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Pamela Siegel Pamela Dickman Siegel, 47, Mount Healthy, died Dec. 15. Survived by daughter Deborah Siegel; parents Paul, Marilyn Dickman; sister Michelle (Dan) Schwankhaus. Services were Dec. 21 at the Church of the Assumption. Arrangements by NeidhardSnow Funeral Home. Memorials to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Horgan, Kenneth (Ann), Jim (Joanie) Inderhees, Kathy (Bert) Jacob, Lois (Wayne) Fischer, Marty (Jeff) House, Pam (Bob) Lang, Mary Jo (Dave) Kennedy, Lisa (Tom) Schnetzer; stepchildren Patricia (Tom) Foltz, Kevin (Gina) Bell; 23 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Elaine Inderhees, grandson Andrew Fischer, great-granddaughter Charlotte Foltz, brothers Nor-

James Smith James Joseph Smith, 90, White Oak, died Dec. 17. He was an Army Air Corps

veteran of World War II, and was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survived by daughter Rebecca (Dan) Obert; grandchildren Andrew, Alex, Claire Obert, Jeff, Erika, Margaret “Maggie,” Christine Lehman; sister Mary Margaret Frankenstein. Preceded in death by wife Dorothy, children Jennifer Lehman, Jeffrey Smith. Services were Dec. 22 at St. Therese Little Flower. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to any charity that serves the less fortunate.

Mark Winkle Mark W. Winkle, 61, formerly of Colerain Township, died Nov. 6 in Maryville, Tenn. He was a pharmacist. Survived by wife Susan Winkle; children Christopher, Sarah Ann Winkle; mother Antoinette Eyler Winkle; siblings Jeffry Winkle, Jenny Dolle. Preceded in death by father Glenn Winkle.

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POLICE REPORTS CINCINNATI DISTRICT 5 Arrests/citations Bruce B. Sanders, born 1963, having a weapon under disability, 5700 Kiefer Court, Dec. 12. Chaz Brown, born 1992, telecommunication harassment, 5108 Hawaiian Terrace, Dec. 12. Eric E. Hill, born 1968, criminal damaging or endangering, criminal trespassing, 5604 Colerain Ave., Dec. 10. Jamie C. Thomas, born 1989, domestic violence, 5817 Shadymist Lane, Dec. 11. Lacharles Smith, born 1992, aggravated armed robbery, aggravated menacing, 6024 Budmar Ave., Dec. 8. Latosha Pates, born 1980, domestic violence, 5299 Eastknoll Court, Dec. 11. Marnay L. Schaeffer, born 1979, animal violations, 5700 Kiefer Court, Dec. 12. Ricky L. Taylor, born 1966, disorderly conduct, possession of an open flask, 8159 Daly Road, Dec. 15. Sean Gavin, born 1985, breaking and entering, 5604 Colerain Ave., Dec. 11. Terry L. Huff, born 1969, domestic violence, 7849 Bobolink Drive, Dec. 16. Thomas Thompson, born 1985, grand theft auto, 5816 Shadymist Lane, Dec. 11. Todd C. Barnes, born 1967, criminal trespassing, possession of an open flask, 5804 Hamilton Ave., Dec. 8. Tonia L. Jasper, born 1969, breaking and entering, 5604 Colerain Ave., Dec. 11. William Joseph Davis, born 1963, aggravated menacing, assault, 2521 Kipling Ave., Dec. 14. William Porter, born 1981, theft under $300, 5823 Hamilton Ave., Dec. 9.

Incidents/reports Aggravated robbery 6024 Budmar Ave., Dec. 6. Assault 1356 W. North Bend Road, Dec. 10. 1522 Cedar Ave., Dec. 13. 2516 Kipling Ave., Dec. 9. 5066 Hawaiian Terrace, Dec. 9. 5571 Colerain Ave., Dec. 12. Breaking and entering

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 5604 Colerain Ave., Dec. 11. 5804 Hamilton Ave., Dec. 13. Burglary 1624 Marlowe Ave., Dec. 11. 2520 Flanigan Court, Dec. 7. 5377 Bahama Terrace, Dec. 13. 5432 Bahama Terrace, Dec. 7. 5793 Lantana Ave., Dec. 9. 5835 Shadymist Lane, Dec. 7. 6577 Kirkland Drive, Dec. 10. 8054 Granville Lane, Dec. 10. Criminal damaging/endangering 1718 Cedar Ave., Dec. 9. 5395 Bahama Terrace, Dec. 12. 5604 Colerain Ave., Dec. 10. 5616 Colerain Ave., Dec. 11. 6025 Argus Road, Dec. 11. 6380 Savannah Ave., Dec. 11. 6577 Kirkland Drive, Dec. 7. Domestic violence Reported on Banning Road, Dec. 11. Reported on Eastknoll Court, Dec. 7. Reported on Highforest Lane, Dec. 12. Reported on Shadymist Lane, Dec. 11. Improperly discharging firearm at/into habitation/school 5380 Bahama Terrace, Dec. 7. Making false alarms 6118 Hamilton Ave., Dec. 8. Rape Reported on Shadymist Lane, Dec. 11. Robbery 5818 Hamilton Ave., Dec. 9. Taking the identify of another 881 Oakfield Ave., Dec. 10. Theft 1050 Roxie Lane, Dec. 13. 1155 Atwood Ave., Dec. 13. 1183 Cedar Ave., Dec. 13. 1350 W. North Bend Road, Dec.

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COLERAIN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Jesse Rockeman, 27, 5999 Sheits Road, operating vehicle intoxicated at 2715 W Galbraith Road, Nov. 28. Melvin Miller Jr., 49, 3437 Hollyglen Court, disorderly conduct at 9929 Capstan, Nov. 28. Brent Smith, 28, 330 Forest Ave., domestic violence at 9758 Pippin Road, Nov. 28. Ashley Kilby, 21, 9709 Carolina Trace Road, possessing drug abuse instruments at 7100 Colerain Ave., Nov. 28. Inisha Johnson, 33, 3233 Kirby Ave., discharging firearm, aggravated menacing at 7273 Boleyn Drive, Nov. 28. Ian Young, 29, 3413 Niagara, criminal damaging at 3413 Niagara Street, Nov. 28. Tametrius Hughes, 18, 5107 Hawaiian Terrace, theft at 6401 Colerain Ave., Nov. 28. Juvenile female, 15, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Nov. 30. Francesca Teel, 30, 1519 Kenova Ave., operating vehicle intoxi-

cated at 7400 Colerain Ave., Dec. 1. Laquisa Crutchfield, 28, 2036 Innes Ave., theft, resisting arrest at 9690 Colerain Ave., Nov. 30. Sydnei Johnson, 25, 2325 Hidden Meadows Drive, theft at 11865 Hamilton Ave., Dec. 1. Juvenile female, 14, theft at 9505 Colerain Ave, Dec. 1. Michael Mills, 36, 9611 Brehm Road, obstructing official business at 9611 Brehm Road, Dec. 2. Justin Hoffman, 30, 2601 Royal Glen Drive, operating vehicle intoxicated at 5800 Springdale Road, Dec. 2. Gary Neeley, 41, 12117 Birchgrove, domestic violence at 12117 Birchgrove, Dec. 2. Kendell Cunningham, 24, 4778 Dewdrop, theft at 11865 Hamilton Ave., Dec. 2. Juvenile female, 17, theft at 9571 Colerain Ave., Dec. 2. Kyle Hogeback, 31, 4450 Springdale, disorderly conduct at 4450 Springdale Road, Dec. 2. Stephen Knabbes, 55, 2808 Klondike Court, using weapons while intoxicated at 2808 Klondike Court, Dec. 2. Juvenile male, 15, complicity at 9505 Colerain Ave, Dec. 2. Joseph Maupin, 33, 9184 Cobblechase, possessing drug abuse instruments at 9184 Cobblechase Court, Dec. 2. Tremaine Davis, 37, 3519 Alec, open container at 8902 Zoellner Road, Dec. 3.

Incidents/reports Assault Victim struck at 7273 Boleyn Drive, Nov. 28. Victim struck at 3320 W Galbraith Road, Nov. 30. Burglary Attempt made at 6700 Cheviot Road, Nov. 28. Residence entered at 7238 Boleyn Drive, Nov. 28. Child endangering Reported at 9655 Marino Drive, Nov. 27. Criminal damaging Window of vehicle broken at 9501 Colerain Ave., Nov. 28. Victim reported at 3413 Niagara Street, Nov. 28. Victim reported at 3477 Hol-

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lyglen Court, Nov. 29. Fraud Victim reported at 7101 Tonnelle, Nov. 26. Menacing Victim threatened at 7273 Boleyn Drive, Nov. 28. Robbery Victim threatened and attempt made at 2969 Spruceway Drive, Nov. 28. Victim threatened and purse and $40 removed at 3520 Springdale, Nov. 29. Theft Wallet removed from purse at 9690 Colerain Ave., Nov. 27. Money of unknown value removed at 9758 Pippin Road, Nov. 28. Vehicle entered and gym bag of unknown value removed at 3645 Stone Creek Blvd, Nov. 28.

Reported at 3711 Stonecreek Blvd, Nov. 28. Keys and cash of unknown value removed at 2461 Banning Road, Nov. 28. Reported at 10245 October Drive, Nov. 28. Vehicle entered and tools of unknown value removed from vehicle at 10235 Colerain Ave., Nov. 28. Vehicle entered and tire removed at 9391 Pippin Road, Nov. 28. Jewelry of unknown value removed at 2985 Laverne Drive, Nov. 28. Merchandise of unknown value removed at 8451 Colerain Ave., Nov. 30. Laptop removed at 7610 Cheviot

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PUBLIC NOTICE The Colerain Township Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing on Tues., Jan. 8, 2013 at 6:00 PM at the Colerain Township Govern ment Complex, 4200 Springdale Rd., Cincin nati, OH. Case No.: ZA2012-3 - Zoning Resolution Text Amendment. Applicant: Colerain Township Zoning Commission. Request: Amendment to Article 13.7.4 - utility trailers. The application may be examined between 8 AM and 4:30 PM at the Colerain Township Government Complex, Planning & Zoning Dept. After conclusion of this hearing, a decision will be made by the Board of Trustees. 1741480

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POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B7 Road, Nov. 30. $44.30 in gas pumped and not paid for at 3610 Blue Rock Road, Nov. 30. Vehicle entered and items of unknown value removed at 9896 Capstan Drive, Nov. 20. Reported at 9031 Zoellner Road, Nov. 27. Reported at 10626 Pippin Road, Nov. 16. Pills of unknown value removed from residence at 6803 Cheviot Road, Nov. 23.

GREEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Juvenile, 15, theft at 5071 Glencrossing Way, Dec. 2. Juvenile, 15, theft at 5071 Glencrossing Way, Dec. 2. Juvenile, 16, disorderly conduct at 6375 Harrison Ave., Nov. 30. Juvenile, 17, disorderly conduct at 6375 Harrison Ave., Nov. 30. Kelly Thompson, 30, 545 Enright Ave., theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., Dec. 3. Juvenile, 17, theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., Dec. 3. Erik M. Lewis, 27, 1400 Tuscarora Drive, possessing drug abuse instruments at 5663 Colerain Ave., Dec. 3. Jeremy R. Korte, 32, 4401 Grove, assault at 4401 Grove, Dec. 4. Anthony L. Adams, 34, 5548 Surrey Ave., domestic violence and resisting arrest at 5548 Surrey Ave., Dec. 4. Ryan J. Race, 23, 408 Broad St., possession of marijuana at 6580 Harrison Ave., Dec. 5. Jennifer Reid, 33, 7116 Leibel Road, possessing drug abuse instruments at 7116 Leibel Road, Dec. 5. Juvenile, 13, drug abuse at 3900 Race Road, Dec. 6. Maxwell Barnes, 32, 5544 Surrey Ave., possessing drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia at Aurora Avenue and Biscayne Avenue, Dec. 7. Shannon V. Carson, 32, 45 Baltimore Place, drug possession and possessing drug abuse instruments at 5387 North Bend Road, Dec. 8. Connie Dunaway, 51, 2110 Faywood, domestic violence at

2110 Faywood, Dec. 9. Michael Beckstedt, 18, 5491 Edger Drive, disorderly conduct at 5491 Edger Drive, Dec. 9. Sherri L. Gothro, 53, 5022 Staas Road, theft at 6559 Hearne Road No. 1401, Dec. 10. Myranda R. Ewing, 23, 307 Garfield, assault and theft at 5941 Lawrence Road, Dec. 10. Michael Burwell, 37, 1258 First Ave., theft and possession of criminal tools at 6251 Glenway Ave., Dec. 10. Deangelo A. Tye, 27, 1810 Garrard St. No. 2, theft at 6300 Glenway Ave., Dec. 11. Dennis R. Doyle Jr., 27, 4385 Harrison Ave. No. 30, criminal mischief at Harrison Avenue and Grace Avenue, Dec. 12. Gary D. Haynes Jr., 38, 931 Suire, theft and warrants at 6300 Glenway Ave., Dec. 12. Shauna Smith, 24, 3973 Yearling Court, theft at 6300 Glenway Ave., Dec. 12. Jared Soper, 27, 401 Jefferson Ave., possession of marijuana at 5501 Glenway Ave., Dec. 12. George M. Thomas, 23, 2657 Thomasville Drive, domestic violence and operating vehicle under the influence at Harrison Avenue and Lee Court, Dec. 12. Samuel J. Bucalo, 53, 6158 Kingoak Drive, failure to confine dog at 6158 Kingoak Drive, Dec. 13. Paige M. Adelsperger, 20, 605 Riverscape Court, theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., Dec. 13. Juvenile, 17, possession of marijuana at 6375 Harrison Ave., Dec. 13. Jonathon Bowden, 23, 3682 Hader Ave., domestic violence at 3682 Hader Ave., Dec. 14.

Incidents/reports Aggravated menacing Suspect threatened to physically harm victim at 5901 Colerain Ave., Dec. 3. Assault Suspect struck victim in hand with plate at Steak n’ Shake at 3835 Race Road, Dec. 11. Three suspects struck victim in the facial area at 6216 Cheviot Road, Dec. 5. Breaking and entering Door and door handle damaged during attempted break in of

home’s shed at 7050 Pickway Drive, Dec. 9. Snowblower stolen from home’s detached garage at 3564 Coral Gables, Dec. 10. Burglary Money, Apple iPad, video camera, two video game systems, Apple iPod, eight video game controllers, two DVD players, portable DVD player and several video games stolen from home at 6945 Alexandra’s Oak Court, Dec. 6. Pack of cigarettes and case of soft drinks stolen from home at 3977 Raceview Ave., Dec. 12. Several pieces of jewelry and a handgun stolen from home at 5563 Harrison Ave., Dec. 3. Ten glasses, 200 vintage Kentucky Derby programs, television, poster, flashlight and dust pan stolen from home at 2822 Diehl Road, Dec. 11. Video game system, 15 video games, laptop computer and several pieces of jewelry stolen from home at 4410 Pinecroft Drive, Dec. 6. Weed trimmer, money, two Kindle e-readers, digital camera and television stolen from home at 6771 Perinwood Drive, Dec. 13. Criminal damaging Glass broken on door at Rueve Co. at 3737 West Fork Road, Dec. 13. Glass broken on door at Staudigel and Staudigel CPA at 3737 West Fork Road, Dec. 10. Gutters, fencing, stained glass window and waterfall damaged at General Custer’s at 3325 Westbourne Drive, Dec. 3. Three side windows and the rear window broken on vehicle at 6018 Cheviot Road, Dec. 10. Two landscaping lights damaged at Receptions banquet center at 3302 Westbourne Drive, Suite C, Dec. 4. Windshield broken on vehicle at 5518 Leumas Drive, Dec. 10. Criminal mischief Beer can, liquor bottle and bag of trash placed in a tree and the mailbox at 5943 Beech Dell Drive, Dec. 9. Eggs thrown on vehicle while it was traveling at 2670 Ebenezer Road, Dec. 14. Graffiti spray-painted on vehicle

at 3486 Eyrich Road, Dec. 3. Domestic dispute Argument between man and woman at Ralph Avenue, Dec. 6. Argument between spouses at Coral Gables, Dec. 10. Theft Hole punctured below lock on vehicle door during attempted theft, but entry was not gained at 2413 Sylmar Court, Nov. 23. Library card stolen from victim and used to check out numerous items without permission at 6542 Hearne Road No. 711, Nov. 28. Miscellaneous grocery items stolen from Family Dollar at 5449 North Bend Road, Nov. 28. Money stolen from cash drawer at The Book Rack at 5087 Glencrossing Way, Nov. 25. Money stolen from home at 2865 Fairhill Drive, Nov. 27. Money stolen from vehicle at 5409 Leumas Drive, Nov. 27. Money stolen from vehicle at 6217 Eagles Lake, Nov. 28. Pack of toilet paper and pack of paper towels stolen from Dollar General at 5700 Harrison Ave., Nov. 25. Pair of coveralls, ring, five coats and money stolen from vehicle at 6353 Terra Court, Nov. 26. Portable video game system stolen from vehicle at 6567 Chesapeake Run, Nov. 27. Prescription medicine and a credit/debit card stolen from home at 4852 Wellington Chase, Nov. 25. Purse and contents stolen from vehicle at 5490 Muddy Creek, Nov. 23. Purse and contents stolen from vehicle at 5796 Oakhaven Court, Nov. 29. Radar detector and 75 CDs stolen from vehicle at 6755 Towering Ridge Way, Nov. 29. Ring stolen from home at 6740 Towering Ridge No. 196, Nov. 23. Roll of sheet metal, T square, level, tool bag with assorted tools and a drill stolen from vehicle at 5547 Windridge Drive, Nov. 25. Subwoofer and amplifier stolen from vehicle at 5402 Northpoint Drive, Nov. 26. Suspect failed to pay for taxi

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fare at 3495 Fiddlers Green Road, Nov. 30. Trailer stolen from A&R Trailers at 5580 Cheviot Road, Nov. 27. Trailer stolen from home’s driveway at 6511 Taylor Road, Nov. 27. Two ceramic yard statues, candle, water can and gardening shovel stolen from home’s patio at 5215 South Eaglesnest Drive No. 167, Nov. 28. Two packs of cigarettes stolen from Speedway at 6537 Glenway Ave., Nov. 30. Two purses stolen from victims when left unattended on a table at Pirate’s Den at 3670 Werk Road, Nov. 24. Two suspects stole an Apple iPod from cab driver and fled without paying for fare at Rybolt Road and Wesselman Road, Nov. 22. Two vacuum cleaners stolen from Kohl’s at 6580 Harrison Ave., Nov. 26. Unknown merchandise stolen from Kohl’s at 6580 Harrison Ave., Nov. 29. Vehicle stolen from apartment complex parking lot at 6311 Cheviot Road, Nov. 23. Vehicle stolen from home at 3871 Maywood Court, Dec. 1. Wallet and contents stolen from victim’s purse at 5432 Edger Drive, Nov. 28. Assorted paperwork stolen from vehicle at 5609 Green Acres, Dec. 10. Baby Jesus statue stolen from home’s front yard at 5327 Race Road, Dec. 7. Car stereo and GPS damaged during theft attempt from vehicle at 5230 Willowood, Dec. 8. Copper piping stolen from 11 air conditioning units at Stone Hedge Condominiums at 3981 School Section Road, Dec. 10. Decorative bird feeder stolen from home’s front yard at 4282 West Fork Road, Dec. 7. Five electrical breakers stolen from Home Depot at 6300 Glenway Ave., Dec. 11. Five figurines stolen from nativity scene in home’s front yard at 7235 Pickway Drive, Dec. 9. Five heat pumps stolen from Rueve Investments LLC at 4357 Harrison Ave., Dec. 4.

Four cases of beer and four boxes of laundry detergent stolen from Kroger at 5830 Harrison Ave., Dec. 7. Four extension cords and an auto OBD reader stolen from Harbor Freight at 5710 Harrison Ave., Dec. 4. Gasoline stolen from United Dairy Farmers at 6075 Harrison Ave., Dec. 8. GPS and three digital cameras stolen from vehicle at 4300 Homelawn Ave., Dec. 12. GPS, amplifier and kicker subwoofer stolen from one vehicle; and jewelry bag, money, cellphone, Apple iPad keyboard, shirt and rug stolen from second vehicle at 3378 Palmhill Lane, Dec. 10. License plate stolen from vehicle at 1818 Linneman Road, Dec. 7. Miter saw, two sanders and an air compressor stolen from vehicle at Fox Hardwood Floors at 6488 Glenway Ave., Dec. 10. Money stolen from victim’s purse at 5960 West Fork Road, Dec. 3. Money stolen from victim’s wallet at 3364 North Bend Road, Nov. 29. Paperwork stolen from vehicle at 5475 Northglen Road, Dec. 14. Purse and contents stolen from break room at dental office at 3650 Muddy Creek, Dec. 12. Purse and contents stolen from vehicle at 3280 Blue Rock Road, Dec. 6. Ring and pair of earrings stolen from home at 7149 Bridgetown Road, Dec. 13. Safe, headphones, assorted DVDs and case of tissues stolen from vehicle at 5521 Lawrence Road, Dec. 10. Suspect rented a television and set of living room furniture from Rent-A-Center, but has failed to make payments on the items at 6415 Glenway Ave., Dec. 11. Tablet computer, children’s toy, arts and crafts set and a bicycle helmet stolen from vehicle at 7052 Willowdale, Dec. 10. Three baseball hats, GPS, paycheck and four phone chargers stolen from vehicle at 4293 Homelawn Ave., Dec. 12.


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