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Again this year, the Northwest Press honors those in the community who have given a bit of themselves to make the lives of others better.

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Adkins looks out for his neighbors By Jennie Key

Colerain Township resident Mike Adkins has found a lot of ways to be a good neighbor. At least three of the neighbors he helps out nominated him as a Neighbor Who Cares. Barbara Roysdon says her More R o b e r t Neighbors Av e n u e Who Care neighbor cares for next week many peoWe had a ple who live number of in the senior nominations for commuity Neighbors Who Care in many this year … so ways. many that we plan “The list to share more in goes on and next week’s edition. on,” she Check the Jan. 5 Northwest Press for said. “From more Neighbors taking in Who Care. and out the trash cans, getting mail, planting flowers, and, helping with pets and housework to removing snow and washing dishes.” Royson said he helps neighbors in ill health. He even helps one neighbor with eye drops, she said. And he is always looking out for those who live nearby.


Mike Adkins was nominated as a Neighbor Who Cares by several of his neighbors. “And when he’s not there, he’s checking on them by phone,” she said. Even when Adkins is away from home, he has a kind word for his neighbors: A sign saying “God Bless You is posted on the front door of his home, a message for anyone who passes by, Adkins said he enjoys doing things for his neighbors. He points

out where they live and how he is able to help them. He says his health is not great, but it does not slow him down. It seems to make him more compassionate towards the folks who live in his neighborhood. He has good things to say about all of them. Roydon, Margaret Badinghaus, Dottie Lake and Gale LaWare have good things to say about him.

They all signed the letter, which told of Adkins’ dedication. “He is not in good health himself – he walks with a cane – but he still never stops,” Roysdon said. “365 days a year, from morning til night, he is looking for ways to help his neighbors. One is 92, another is 99.” Mike Adkins, Roysdon said, is a very caring neighbor.

La Salle grad cycles his service By Jennie Key

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Monfort Heights resident Matthew Calardo will roll into being a neighbor who cares this summer. A 2009 graduate of La Salle High School and a student at George Washington University, Calardo will embark on a 64-day, cross country cycling trek to raise money and awareness for people with disabilities. He will be part of a team, which consists of members of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, that will cycle from the West Coast to Washington, D.C., beginning in June. The bikers will ride an average of 75 miles daily and make dozens of presentations in communities as they travel. The Journey of Hope is a project of Push America, which was founded by Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity in 1977 to build leaders of

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Matthew Calardo of White Oak, pictured with his mother, Martha Calardo, will be biking across America this summer to help people with disabilities. tomorrow by serving people with disabilities. It has raised more than $10 million for Push America since its establishment.

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Jan Huxel says her dad’s neighbors are lifesavers – literally. Her father, Joe Windt, lives in the Wellington Woods condominium complex on Cheviot Road. “All of the residents there are very friendly and caring, but one couple in particular has gone above and beyond the definition of neighborly,” Huxel said. “They are Erv and Betty Kattelman. In the past, they have shared their daily newspaper, collected mail when my dad was hospitalized and checked on my dad when he returned from the hospital.” But, recently, she said, the couple literally helped to save his life. “My dad began bleeding when he attempted to put a

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Township resident is referring to the man who lives across the street from him, Jim Jacober. Fuller said Jacober helps an elderly woman on their street, Markay Court, care for her yard, and he takes her garbage cans in and out for her each week. “He really looks out for her,” Fuller said. Fuller said every morn-

ing Jacober places the woman’s newspaper at her front door as well. “He also brings my paper and another neighbor’s to our doors every day,” Fuller said. “I just have to open my garage door and my paper is lying there. “He does that every morning for us,” he said. Fuller said he’s been

A Colerain Township woman told police she was abducted from Northgate Mall at gunpoint Tuesday night as she left the shopping center. Steve Barnett, spokesman for the Hamilton County Sheriff’s office, said the 24-year-old woman was leaving the mall at about 10 p.m. Dec. 21, when she was approached by an unknown white male who placed a handgun in her back and forced her into her vehicle. The unknown suspect then forced the woman, at gunpoint, drive around the township. After about an hour she


was forced to park at the St. James School on Hubble Road where she was sexually assaulted. Following the assault the victim was driven to her PNC bank branch to withdraw cash from the ATM; however, while en route she convinced the suspect she had no money. The suspect then took $49, the victim’s driver’s license, cell phone, and debit card from her purse. Police said the woman was dropped off at Taylor Elementary School on Springdale Road. She told police before driving away the suspect threatened the victim and her family. She ran to a 24-hour Laundry Service and borrowed a phone to call 911.


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fresh bandage on a biopsy site,” Huxel said. “He was unable to stop the bleeding so he called Erv and Betty. “Luckily they have a key and were able to come to his rescue. Shortly after they arrived, my father passed out due to loss of blood. “Erv and Betty called 911 and stayed with my dad until the paramedics arrived. Had they not been home to help, my father would have bled to death. I am eternally grateful to them and the Colerain Life Squad for saving his life,” said Huxel. The Kattelmans downplayed their neighborly actions. “We were glad we were here to help,” Betty said. “We have good neighbors here.” For more about your community, visit www.

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Christmas tree disposal If you have a live-cut Christmas tree, it’s time to decide: Do you send the tree to the landfill or recycle? Colerain Township offers Christmas tree recycling from Saturday, Dec. 25, through Saturday, Jan. 31. Drop-off sites locations are: Colerain Township Senior and Community Center rear lot, 4300 Springdale Road, Skyline Community Center, 8500 Pippin Road and Clippard Park, 10213 Dewhill. Residents may put trees curbside for pickup by Rumpke or use the free Hamilton County Solid Waste District sponsored yardwaste sites. The yardwaste drop off at Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, Struble Road and Colerain Avenue, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on two Saturdays, Jan. 3, and Jan. 10. Residents may also use one of the free yardwaste drop-off sites that the Hamilton County Solid Waste Management District sponsors, one of which is at the Rumpke landfill in Colerain Township. For more information, contact Colerain Township at 385-7503. Many Hamilton County communities also provide their own programs for collecting or dropping off Christmas trees.

Green Township

No local recycling is planned. Residents may put trees curbside for pickup by Rumpke or use the free Hamilton County Solid Waste District sponsored yardwaste sites, one of which is located in Green Township. For more information, contact Green Township at 574-8832.

Springfield Township

Like Green Township, no local recycling is planned. Residents may put trees

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City of Cincinnati residents can place their trees at the curb for pickup on their regular garbage pickup days from Saturday, Dec. 26, through Friday, Jan. 14. After that date through Friday, March 25, residents need to call a few days before their regular garbage pickup day to schedule pickup of trees. For more information, or to schedule tree pickup, call the Cincinnati Public Services at 591-6000. For all Hamilton County residents, yardwaste drop-off sites will be open and accepting trees at the beginning of the month. Hamilton County residents can drop off trees to be composted at the following locations: • West: Kuliga Park at 6717 Bridgetown Road in Green Township • North: Rumpke Sanitary Landfill at Struble Road and Colerain Avenue, Colerain Township. Drop-off sites will be open on Saturday, Jan. 8, and Saturday, Jan. 15, from noon to 3 p.m. Remember to prepare your tree by removing any ornaments, lights or tinsel before bringing it to the dropoff or taking it to the curb. For more information about the Hamilton County Solid Waste Management District and the yardwaste dropoff program, call the yardwaste hotline at 946-7755 or visit

Coffeehouse Dec. 29

The Youth of Northwest Community Church will host its second annual Coffee House, from 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, in Fellowship Hall of the church, 8735 Cheviot Road. Music, coffee, cocoa and desserts will be provided. Admission is $5 or five canned goods to benefit the Freestore Foodbank.

New Year’s Eve

Enjoy a “Perfect New Year’s Eve” with a dinner buffet with wine tasting, Vinoklet wine, late night hors d’oeuvres, party favors, music and champagne toast. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, at the Vinoklet Winery and Restaurant, 11069 Colerain Ave. Cost is $35 per person. Call 385-9309 or visit the website at

New Year’s Silvestertanz

The Cincinnati Donauschwaben Society presents a German New Year’s Eve celebration from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Friday, Dec. 31, at the Donauschwaben Haus, 4290 Dry Ridge Road. There will be a cash bar, hors d’oeuvres and a sandwich buffet available. Includes desserts, snacks and party favors. Cost is $22. Entertainment for dancing will be provided by The Alpen Echos. For information, visit or call 385-2098.

Open house in January

The Mount Healthy Alumni Association will host open houses of both the old high school on Adams Road, and the new Junior/Senior High School on Hamilton Avenue Jan 15.

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Adoption meeting

Catholic Charities SouthWestern Ohio presents an information meeting for anyone interested in adopting a child. The meeting is from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, in the undercroft at Corpus Christi Church, 2014 Springdale Road. To register or for more information, contact Barbara Wentz at 241-7745 or e-mail or

Admission is $10 which includes refreshments, food, snacks and a ticket for a $100 cash drawing at 11:30 p.m. You must be a least 21 to attend. For more information, call Mike Wicktora at 8747706.

Earth Day contest

The Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition is holding its student Earth Day logo contest to find the best design to represent the 41st Earth Day Celebration to be held at Sawyer Point on April 16. Cincinnati students from grades seven to 12 may submit their logo design, which will appear on the events T-


Donate old cell phones

Hamilton County Special Olympics and RMS Communications are teaming up to raise money for local Special Olympians. Special Olympics will collect anywhere from $7 - $10 for each cell phone donated. Last year the program collected 225 used phones in the Northwest Local School District. The used cell phone collection will run through Jan. 31. You may drop off phones in any Northwest school office.

Monte Carlo

Mark your calendar now for a Monte Carlo sponsored by the St. John Neumann Men’s Society and Northwest High School Boosters. The Monte Carlo will be from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Jan. 15, in Daniel Hall of St. John Neumann Church, 12191 Mill Road. There will be horse races, poker, blackjack, showdown poker, pull tabs (bars-n-bells, etc). $25 for 25 cents, big six, and other games of chance.

shirts, website, posters and other promotional materials. The student with the winning logo design will receive over $100 in prizes, as well as publicity. There are no color or design limitations, however, each entry should be an original piece of art work and be submitted by Tuesday, Feb., 1. Entries should be submitted in two forms, a hard copy on 81⁄2-by-11 paper mailed to the Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition, 4015 Executive Park Drive, Suite 300, Cincinnati, OH 45241 and a electronic copy submitted in jpegformat and e-mailed to

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Mt. Healthy art students reach out By Jennie Key

Some Mount Healthy High School art students got hooked on a project that taught them skills and reached out to women who have been domestic violence victims. The students learned to crochet scarves for Handmade Especially For You, an international nonprofit that makes and distributes scarves to shelters for abused women. Kathy Cox, a regular customer who had donated scarves to Handmade Especially For You in the past, was helping Stamp Your Art Out store owner Connie Williams coordinate a scarf drive. She and Pam Palmarini, who teaches a paper and fiber arts class, connected through the shop. She said the project is dear to her heart. “The idea of the comfort scarves is that these women leave their homes … some leave everything,” Cox said. “This gives them something to hold onto that is


This class is part of a group of Mount Healthy art students that lends their talent to knitting scarves for women in shelters. Front from left: Lindsey De Brule, Desha Jackson, Courtney King, Nehyrai Abernathy, Perry Stallings, and Mirissa Parks; back row from left, Kathy Cox, Pam Palmarini, Dakotah Schuler and Shernice Hill. TONY JONES/STAFF

Brandy Thole, left, starts a scarve with the help of Kathy Cox with Hand Made especially For You at Mt. Healthy High School where some of the art students took up crocheting for a good cause. pretty and practical – and it’s their own.” Cox had hoped to get young people involved with the project. And when Palmarini contacted her to pledge some scarves, the two devised the idea of getting Palmarini’s students involved. Palmarini asked students in her paper and fiber arts classes if they wanted to take part. They did. “The kids are empathet-

ic; they identify with the fact that life isn’t perfect,” she said. “It’s helping some of them deal with situations in their own life and knowing people who’ve been victims, she said. Cox came in weekly beginning in late October to help Palmarini teach her students to crochet. Palmarini says Cox is the “steam behind the engine. “She is the one who makes it work. She is so

patient.” The 22 students involved donated 42 scarves in time for holiday distribution, and Palmarini expected to receive at least eight more before the students left for Christmas break. Students were required to make only one scarf, but a handful exceeded expectations. Senior Randi Vandergraft, made nine scarves and five students made three each. Senior Lindsey De Brule said she enjoyed working on her scarf because she knew where it was headed. “I know this is a good cause,” she said.

The scarves were delivered to women and their children through groups affiliated with the YWCA including shelters for abused women and transitional living programs. Palmarini was thrilled with student participation and she hopes to be part of the project again next year. “They are learning to do positive things with their hands and they are reaching out to others. I didn’t have to engage them in the project. They engaged themselves,” she said. “I’m really proud of them.” Gannett News service contributed to this story.


Creed Perdue, a sophomore, works starts on a scarf for Hand Made Especially For You, an organization that helps battered women.


Shane Boschert and Bradley D’Agnillo were named to the fall quarter dean’s list at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.


Karrie Stoner has graduated summa cum laude from the University of Findlay with a bachelor of science in occpational therapy. • The following students have grad-

uated from Antonelli College with associate degrees: Cynthia Devaughn, massage therapy; Amber Gilgor, graphic design; April Hedges, interior design; Alice Minges, massage therapy; Jacqueline Mitchell, medical coding; and Linda White, graphic design.


For the first time, about 100 mem-

bers of the Xavier University Symphonic Winds and Concert Choir will travel and perform together on a Midwest tour in January. All appearances are free to the public, with donations welcome. In addition to performing a concert each day of the tour, students will have opportunities to meet and interact with local musicians, teachers and students at each venue. Both the Concert Choir and Symphonic Winds are auditioned ensembles with membership open to all uni-

versity students, regardless of major. Members of the touring group represent virtually every department across campus. Laura Bruckner, an economics/marketing major, is a member of the concert choir. Members of the Symphonic Winds include Samantha Crowell, a middle childhood education major; Natalie Foertmeyer, a chemical science major; Benjamin Gasnik, a chemistry major; Andrew Kroger, a mathematics major; and Danny Miller, a physics major.

SCHOOL NOTES Bevis Elementary

Service day


Dave Jacob, a faculty member at La Salle High School, keeps busy bussing tables at Our Daily Table Dec. 22 as part of the school’s inservice day. Other faculty and students went to other agencies to volunteer.

Students of the Week included Kennedy Monroe, kindergarten; Parker Warren, first grade; Michelle Mancini, second grade; Van Nguyen, third grade; Miranda Barton, fourth grade and Desiree Grubbs, fifth grade. Shining Stars were Gage Howard, primary; Emmett Sullivan, intermediate. First quarter bike winners for kindergarten through second grader was Kennedy Monroe. The intermediate winner for third through fifth grades was Pyrah Cross.

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Laurie Schneider, left, and Kathy Moroney both from La Salle High School, volunteer at Our Daily Bread Dec. 22.

The school was one of just four schools in the country that Scholastic Book Clubs approached to become part of the official release of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid 5: The Ugly Truth.” Students in Kelli Bucher’s classroom received some of the first Wimpy Kid books available, played Wimpy Kid inspired games and even dressed the part. Librarian Karen Brockhuis and parent Carol RitchieSchoepf constructed life size Wimpy Kid figures to add to the fun. As a thank you for their participation, Colerain’s library was awarded over $400 in Scholastic books. • Also as part of the Wimpy Kid release celebration, staff members encouraged students to submit creative, Wimpy Kid-inspired turkeys to the Enquirer’s annual turkey contest. Of the 5,324 submissions from

children and adults throughout the Tristate, the Enquirer chose only 78 to print. Madi Artman-Breitung’s turkey was one of the chosen few.

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Harpist Tory Lekson and violinist Samantha Edlin performed with the 61st annual Southwest Regional Orchestra. Both girls were selected for the orchestra through an audition process from a pool of high school musicians throughout the region. Lekson also has been selected to perform with the Ohio Music Education Association’s All-State Orchestra. • Freshman Amanda Grimm won the We Are IT essay contest, taking home a Hewlett Packard netbook. The We Are IT event is a rally, of sorts, to educate and encourage young women to consider career opportunities in the technology, science and math fields, where women are underrepresented. The event was held at Sinclair Community College. While in attendance, the girls attended two seminar sessions and ate lunch with local women in the field of their interest. Students could choose to participate in an optional essay contest by writing about an influential woman in technology. Grimm chose to write about Meg Whitman, former chief executive officer of eBay. Her essay bested 39 other entries.

Colerain Middle School

Four band students selected for the Ohio Music Education Association District 14 Honor Band. Chosen were Allison Cooper, flute; Erin Flaig, oboe; Brandon Gilbert, tenor sax; and Andrew Walker, tuba. This is the second year Gilbert and Walker were selected for the band. • Teacher Erin McGhee received a $100 award from Dr. Nelson Diers, a local orthodontist. Diers had his young patients nominate their best teachers for the award and McGhee was nominated by several patients. The orthodontist wants his patients to recognize the importance of education and the impact that teachers can make on their lives. • Seventh-grader Shaelen Poole finished seventh in the recent district Power of the Pen competition. Eighth-grader Casey Berning finished 12th. The eighth-grade team finished fourth overall. In addition to Berning, team members are Erin Eads, Emily Glassmeyer, Brandon Morrow, Marcus Price and Henry Wessels. Berning, Eads, Morrow, Poole, Price and Wessels plus seventhgraders Rachel Mangold and Rachel Oliverio all qualified for the regional competition. • Students in Kristen Kauffman’s sixth-grade World Tapestries class completed a World Tap Give Back community service project for the fall

quarter. Each quarter, Kauffman and her students prepare, package and deliver 100 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to the Walnut Hills Food Pantry. Individually, students complete a small service project for their local community as well. Projects completed during the fall quarter include: • Collecting three boxes of donated canned goods for a local family’s Thanksgiving; • Raking leaves in neighbors’ yards; • Helping elderly neighbors by making dinner, taking out trash and other household chores; • Donating old clothes, toys, games, and books to local charities; • Helping strangers pay for their grocery bills and loading the groceries into their cars; • Picking up trash around the school, Colerain Park and students’ own neighborhoods; • Volunteering with sports teams and Scout troops; • Walking dogs; and • Spending time at a local nursing home, visiting with residents.

Monfort Heights Elementary

Skills lab teacher Dave Mackey has earned a doctorate in educational leadership from Miami University. His dissertation was entitled “Niebuhr, Dewey, and the Ethics of a Christian Pragmatist Public Elementary School Teacher.”


Eggleston at showcase

Anna Eggleston from Mother of Mercy High School has recently been selected to compete in the Queen of Diamonds Showcase North at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, Jan. 8 and 9. This is the 18th edition of the Queen of Diamonds. The QDSN is the largest of the three Queen of Diamond's events. These events are the largest fastpitch softball showcases of its kind in the U.S. This event continues to attract athletes from more than 30 states and two Canadian provinces. Its sister showcases, the Queen of Diamonds South in Rock Hill, S.C., and Winthrop University, is in its fifth season and is the second largest showcase in the nation to the QDSN and the new Queen of Diamonds East is approaching its second event in 2011. The south and north events have over 2,000 applicants in which 264 are selected. Athletes at these showcases are selected based on criteria ranging from ability, potential, academics, grad year, coaches requests and referrals. Eggleston is the starting pitcher for Mercy and a member of the class of 2012. She plays select softball for EMR Softball Club. Mother softball has won the GGCL for the past two years.

The week at St. Xavier

• The St. Xavier basketball team beat Glen Este 60-39, Dec. 18. St. X’s Zacc Yauss led his team in scoring with 11 points. On Dec. 21, St. Xavier beat Fenwick 39-36. St. Xavier’s top scorer was Yauss with 13 points.

The week at Colerain

• The Colerain girls basketball team beat Lakota East 54-49, Dec. 18. Colerain’s top scorer was A. Alexis Fitzpatrick with 18 points. • In boys basketball, Colerain lost 49-36 to Lakota West, Dec. 21. Colerain’s Khari Pleasant and Gerrod Chess were the team’s top scorer with seven points.

The week at Mercy

• The Mercy basketball team lost 55-29 to Alter, Dec. 18. Mercy’s top scorer was Kelly Wiegman with 12 points. On Dec. 21, Mercy lost 4630 to Harrison. Mercy’s top scorer was Kelly Wiegman with 11 points. • In bowling, Mercy beat Seton 2,414-2,347, Dec. 21. Mercy’s Katie Minning bowled a 438.

The week at Northwest

• The Taylor girls basketball team beat Northwest 5240, Dec. 20. Northwest’s top scorer was Alysha Wilson with 20 points. • In boys basketball, Northwest beat Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy 5748, Dec. 21. Northwest’s top scorer was Frank Hunter with 13 points.

The week at La Salle

The La Salle basketball team beat McNicholas 56-31, Dec. 21. La Salle’s top scorer was Trey Casey with 15 points.

The week at McAuley

The McAuley basketball team beat Seton 54-44, Dec. 21. McAuley’s top scorer was Melissa Sherpenberg with 15 points. cpohiosports

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Young Cardinals seek offensive spark By Tony Meale

No team can afford to lose its best player, especially if that team is young, inexperienced and playing with five new starters from a season ago. Yet, the Colerain High School basketball team finds itself in such a predicament. Junior guard Elisha Campbell, who leads the Cardinals in points (10.6) and assists (1.8), suffered a sprained ankle during a 5032 home win against Oak Hills Dec. 17. It is unknown how much time he will miss. “Elisha’s been everything we expected,” Colerain head coach Kevin Higgins said. “He’s drawing defenders to him, he’s helping guys get good shots – he’s been good.” Colerain, which has struggled offensively, will need Campbell back sooner rather than later. The Cardinals (2-4, 1-2

entering play Dec. 28) are averaging 45.7 points per game; last year they averaged 60.1. “Offense is a big issue, and our inexperience is costing us some opportunities to win games,” Higgins said. “We knew it’d be hard to score after losing so many guys last year. It’s been a process. It’s definitely our biggest issue this year.” Aside from Campbell, Colerain has just one player (sophomore guard Bryan Porter, who is averaging 10.2 points) ranked in the top 40 in the Greater Miami Conference in scoring and just one player (sophomore guard Deiontay Walters, who is averaging 1.7 dishes) ranked in the top 20 in assists. By comparison, Middletown, Mason, Princeton and Fairfield all have at least two players ranked in the top 10 in the GMC in assists. With Campbell out, Hig-

gins expects Porter to assume more of a leadership role. “Right now we’re working on his shot selection,” Higgins said. “He has the talent. It’s just a matter of consistently keeping up his effort and production.” Colerain will also need bigger contributions from seniors Khari Pleasant and Gerrod Chess, both of whom are averaging around 6.0 points per game, and senior post player Jarrett Grace, who is averaging a teamhigh 4.7 rebounds. One pleasant surprise, Higgins said, has been sophomore C.J. Reed, who is averaging 4.2 points and shooting 62 percent from the field. He scored 11 points in the win over Oak Hills. Colerain, which opened the season with a 54-27 win against Harrison, has since lost four of five. The Cardinals can climb back to .500 with road wins against Mount Healthy (Dec. 28) and Northwest (Dec. 30)


Elisha Campbell (15) of Colerain High School sprained his ankle playing against Oak Hills Dec. 17. It is unknown how long he’ll be out of the Cardinals’ lineup. before entering the thick of their conference schedule – they play 10 consecutive GMC games between Jan. 4 and Feb. 11. Above all, Higgins wants

to see increased effort on both ends of the floor. “That’s something no one individual can do for us,” he said. “We have to do it together.”

Bombers responding to McDonald’s challenge By Tony Meale

Hammer, Powell lead Cards in early season

Tim McDonald wanted to send a message. So he did. After a rough first year as St. Xavier High School head wrestling coach – the Bombers had to replace every starter last year and failed to produce an individual league champion – McDonald called out his wrestlers. With a little blue line. Referencing the Long Blue Line – a term used by St. X to describe alumni – McDonald painted a blue line on the floor just inside the doorway leading to St. Xavier’s practice facility. “You have to cross that line to get to the mats,” McDonald said. “When you cross that line, you have to promise to give your absolute best in honor of every St. X wrestler who came before you on that Long Blue Line.” But it doesn’t end there. McDonald put an X above the opposite doorway leading out of the practice facility. “If you gave it your absolute best in practice, then you can touch the X on your way out,” McDonald said. “If you didn't give it your best, you need to do some reflecting and give it your best tomorrow.” So far, the exercise has yielded positive results. The Bombers opened the season by winning the eightteam Pickerington Eye of the Tiger tournament Dec. 4. St. X bested Logan, Pickerington Central, Dublin Jerome, St. Edward, Brookhaven, Unioto and Pickerington Central B. Leading the Bombers were Neal Schmidt (140), who won his weight class; Ryan Gordon (112) and Garrett Smith (152), who finished second; and Pete Arnold (119), Joe Heyob (135), Kevin Reilly (160) and Max Danenhauer


St. Xavier senior 171-pounder Connor McCurren, top, takes the upper hand against New Richmond sophomore Kevin Reid at the Southwestern Ohio Wrestling Coaches Association Glenn Sample Classic. McCurren lost by pinfall.


Mount Healthy junior 215-pounder Kewante Steele, right, tries to fight off Moeller freshman Chalmer Frueauf. Steele was pinned, as the Fighting Owls finished 35th in the 36-team tournament. (189), who all finished third. “We were better prepared this year than we were last year to start the season,” McDonald said. “We needed the guys to jump on board, and we’ve really intensified things. We’re three weeks ahead of where we were last year.” The biggest difference, McDonald said, is competition among his team. “Last year we only had competition at one or two weight classes” he said. “This year we have competition at just about every weight class.” The early season barom-

eter many area wrestling coaches use to gauge their season is the Glenn Sample Classic, which was Dec. 1819 at Harrison. St. X finished 25th in the 36-team tournament and was unable to procure a placer in any weight class; still, McDonald was encouraged by what he saw. “There were positives,” he said. “We were happy with how we did the first day. We had a lot more wins than last year, and we were aggressive. When we did lose matches, they were close.” The second day for St. X, however, was disappointing. Four Bombers – Gordon (112), Heyob (135), Danenhauer (189) and senior captain Marcus Hughes (152), who saw his first action after missing the first few weeks of the season while recovering from football – survived the first day but went winless the next. “If one of them wins a match, we place,” McDonald said. Still, the results are coming slowly but surely for St. X, which last year found itself without former head coach Dick Murphy for the first time since the 1970s. “I don’t feel any pres-

sure,” McDonald said. “The shoes are enormous to fill, and I knew last year would be tough.” McDonald, in fact, isn’t the only one who sees improvement from the Bombers. Elder head coach Dick McCoy, whose teams have finished in the top five at the Classic for seven straight years, noticed a difference in St. X at the Classic from this year to last. “I saw kids who were much improved,” McCoy said. “Any time you make a coaching change – especially one as drastic as the one St. X did – there's going to be an adjustment period. I like Tim. He's a nice guy. I'd give him two or three more years before forming an impression. At that point, it's his program with his kids. But I think they'll continue to get better.” McDonald said that his team could yield up to four state-qualifiers. He expects, aside from the aforementioned wrestlers, big seasons from Nate Gerbus (215) and Pete Volk (285). Before worrying about state, however, McDonald wants to focus on catching up to Moeller and Elder, both of which finished more than 175 points ahead of St.

The Colerain wrestling team performed at the Elder Duals Tournament Dec. 4, winning one of five duals despite forfeiting three weight classes. The Cardinals defeated Anderson 41-28 and had onepoint losses to Carlisle (40-39) and Sycamore (33-32). Colerain also lost 61-9 to Beavercreek, which finished tenth at the Glenn Sample Classic Dec. 18-19, and 60-15 to Elder, which finished second. Austin Cox (119), Tyler Sauerwein (145) and John Niehaus (285) all went 3-2 at the Elder Duals, while Jake Hammer (125) went 5-0 and Zach Powell (215) went 4-1. Colerain skipped the Classic this year, opting instead for the Oakwood Invitational Dec. 18. The Cardinals went 3-2 in five duals, knocking off Fenwick, Northeast and Meadowdale. Hammer (119), Geoffrey Hill (103) and Cortez Burton (160) all went 5-0 on the day, as Hammer led the way with four pins. Colerain also had a trimeet with St. Xavier, Xenia and Kings Dec. 22. The Cards bested St. Xavier (40-28) and Kings (59-6), as nine Cardinals went undefeated. Among them were Hill, Hammer, Sauerwein, Burton, Powell, Niehaus, Jason Meyer (130), Detuan Smith (152) and Tegray Scales (171). Hammer is 12-0 on the year with nine pins, while Powell is 10-2 with five pins. Niehaus is third on the team in wins (nine) and second in pins (seven). Colerain closes the calendar year with the Mount Healthy Duals Tournament Tuesday, Dec. 28. X (83) at the Greater Catholic League Tournament last season. “Moeller and Elder have some of the best wrestlers in the state, and we want to close the gap,” McDonald said. “That's our goal.”



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Liberal politicians state that the divergence between the rich and the lower middle class has grown over the last 20 years. The tax rate is cited as the main factor. Two problems with this answer. The tax rate for the wealthy was lower under President Reagan when the divergence narrowed. The tax rate is not the cause as the tax loopholes are the primary reason. The wealthy can afford tax accountants and tax lawyers. Further, they can afford

to contribute to the politicians so that the tax code favors what they want to do. Maybe that could explain why so many liberal politicians are so wealthy and why so many superrich contribute to the liberal politicians. Many in the middle class are conservative. We understand that with government gifts comes government control and the resultant loss of freedom. Stanton W. Doran Green Township

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WeTHRIVE! puts kids, communities ahead of game With the recent passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act and release of the nation’s Healthy People 2020 goals, schools and communities around the country are asking the question, “What do we have to do?” Thanks to the collaborative community program WeTHRIVE!, Hamilton County can proudly proclaim, “Look what we’ve already begun!” The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act calls for stronger school nutrition standards, encourages the use of local foods and promotes school gardens. WeTHRIVE! began work on these issues in 2008, bringing parents, teachers and community members together to create schools where the healthy choice is the easy choice. Early success stories include a school garden at Lincoln Heights Elementary School and implementation of nutrition standards for school foods and beverages by the Lockland School District. Last June, when the state of Ohio passed similar school nutrition legislation, WeTHRIVE! had the tools in place to guide local school districts through the process. By August, Cincinnati Public Schools adopted new nutri-

tion guidelines for the district’s 57 schools. Norwood City Schools stopped selling soda and junk food in the high school’s “Snack Shack” Stacy Wegley d u r i n g Community lunchtime and, Press guest like other local is columnist districts, working with WeTHRIVE! to set improved nutrition standards. Healthy People 2020 – the federal government’s 10-year plan to improve the nation’s health – takes a different approach from the past. The plan calls on communities, not just individuals, to play a role in creating environments that make the healthy choice the easy choice. Hamilton County is ahead of the game with the WeTHRIVE! program providing communities the tools and resources to confront and overcome barriers to wellness. Last spring, residents broke ground on nine community gardens in Lincoln Heights, Woodlawn and Lockland to help bring

healthier food to their neighborhoods. More gardens are set to open throughout the county next spring. WeTHRIVE! continues to help build a healthier Hamilton County by supporting policy, systems and environmental changes that fight obesity. Things like creating “shared use” agreements to open school and church gyms and playgrounds to residents for physical activity and supporting Safe Routes to School (SRTS), which uses federal funds to promote walking and biking to school. Thanks to WeTHRIVE!, Hamilton County schools have a head start on making sure that all students have access to healthy food and beverage choices. Our communities are ahead of the game in creating environments where the healthy choice is the easy choice. While much has been done, we still have work to do. Get involved – for yourself, your school or your community. Visit to join the WeTHRIVE! movement today. Stacy Wegley is director of health promotion and education for Hamilton County Public Health.

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Historic hike

Troop 98 from Monfort Heights hike along River Side Drive in Covington, to conclude the Boy Scouts of America’s 100th Anniversary. The scouts participated in the Dan Beard Council Riverwalk, a 5-mile self guided trek through Covington, across the Roebling Bridge, through Yeatman’s Cove and along the Serpentine Wall to the Daniel Carter Beard Bridge, then back across the Ohio River on the Taylor Southgate Bridge to the starting point.

As the holiday giving season wraps up, there is still time to give yourself and your family the gift of a library card and a trip to the public library. Here are just a few reasons to support your local public library: • Once again the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County made it onto the top ten list of best public libraries in the entire country, and this year Library Journal named us a STAR Library. • The library system also ranked 10th in total number of items borrowed out all libraries in the entire country, with 16.3 million items borrowed last year. • The library also ranked 10th in collection size for all library types with a collection of 9.2 million items. • More than 2 million reference questions were answered last year, more than 325,000 people attended library programs, and a 6.1 million people visited Library locations. This is certainly true for the Groesbeck branch too: • Last year, our customers borrowed 688,042 items. That’s a lot of items! This included 420,823 books, 193,901 videos, and 73,318 audiobooks and music CDs. • This past summer we saw

new records set for the most children’s books, teen books, and adult books checked out in the Branch’s history. This is pretty amazing Ned Heeger- when you think Brehm of everything Community competing for time, and Press guest our our kids’ time. columnist People really still love to read. • We continue to have the most large print books checked out of any Branch in Hamilton County. Good for you large print readers! We also consistently have the most teen books checked out, too. • 12,938 people attended 407 public programs and presentations provided by the branch, including storytimes for toddlers and preschoolers, craft programs for school-aged kids, videogame tournaments for tweens and teens, anime and book clubs for teens, and our long-running Sweet Tooth Sleuths Mystery Book Club for grownups. • Last year, a total of 67,235 people logged on to our computers to access the Internet, use word processing, and play educational children games. I’m happy to

report, by the way, that all of our computers are being upgraded next month, which is good because they are in such high demand. So give yourself the gift of all that your public library offers you. You don’t even have to come in to access the many resources the library offers. Just visit for your school assignments, genealogy research, for online car repair manuals, to learn a new language, and much, much more. One of my personal favorites is Consumer Reports online, which can help you out with your buying decisions. And if a new Nook, Sony, or Kobo E-reader was under your Christmas tree this year, check out for access to thousands of free downloadable Ebooks and E-audiobooks. As another year draws to a close, I again reflect on how truly blessed I am to serve a community full of so many wonderful people. You should be proud of your public library, and you should be proud of yourselves for making it one of the best public libraries in the nation. Ned Heeger-Brehm is the branch manager and head librarian for the Groesbeck branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

plow early enough for working residents and then plow a second time for kids coming home from school or workers returning home. It is a thankless job, but Parkvalley families appreciate what they do.” Bev S.

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Are you pleased or disappointed in the way your community plows snow from your streets? Why? “A+ to the Green Township crews that had my short, dead end street clean within hours after the snow stopped! Great job!” C.H. “I am more than happy, they do a wonderful job, our streets were cleaner than the highway this week, I say the guys need a bonus, Thank you Colerain for all

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of your hard work and Merry Christmas too all of you. PS. Remember "Do not leave your car on the street when it snows, do your part to help these fine men.” J.R.

effective, safer and allow more plowing/ salting to be done in less time. Now about those folks who can not shovel or pay to get their sidewalks shoveled. Go Figure!” T.D.T.

“I think the group that plows and puts down salt in the White Oak area does a great job. They get to the main roads first but get to the secondary streets in good time. They work long shifts to do this and keep the trucks going round the clock. I do wish it were a legal requirement to park cars OFF the streets when it is snowing. This simple gesture would make plowing much simpler, more

“Hamilton County does a great job - out early and often. The only problem is from snow blowing from open fields onto the roads. But all the neighbors know where that is a problem and slow up. Thanks guys.” J.K.

“I am very pleased with our township's snow removal. They get salt down early, and plow carefully. They have done a great job for many years.” R.W.

“We are very pleased with the plowing service we receive from Green Township. They always

“Springfield Township does a superb job plowing streets, but it would be great if the streets were

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Sixteen-year-old Jacob Ferguson and his 8-year-old sister Jenna took advantage of the snowfall to pick up some Christmas cash shoveling driveways in their Colerain Township neighborhood.





Eighteen-year-old Colerain Township resident Brandon Lefker found the snow was light enough to sweep off the windshield; no scraping required.

Accutech Sign Shop owner Rick Pierce gets to work on the parking lot after the Dec. 13 snowfall.


Fifteen-year-old Rico Johnson snowboards down the hill behind White Oak Middle School, where he built a ramp to practice jumps.

White Christmas

Six-year-old David Platt, a kindergartener at 3 C’s Preschool, found climbing back up the hill a lot more work than sliding to the bottom.

Our area got a good start on a “White Christmas,” as 3 to 6 inches of snow covered much of the community following a one-two punch of back-to-back snowfalls.


The lack of a sled didn’t stop 16-yearold Austin Pieper from enjoying a good slide down the hill. He grabbed a sign and took it for a ride.

Nine-year-old SarahTessler enjoys a fast ride down a slippery slope at White Oak Middle School, a favorite sled run. Twelve-year-old Daniel Bushelman, a student at White Oak Middle School, flies off a ramp built by Rico Johnson.


Rick Pierce owner of Accutech Sign Shop on Colerain Avenue in Colerain clears his parking lot of snow Dec. 13.


John Bass of Colerain braves the cold as he walks along the pedestrian skywalk on Colerain Aveune Dec. 13.

Eleven-year-old Nathan Beck trudges up the hill at White Oak Middle School, hauling two sleds.


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Intermediate Sewing Classes, 9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., Child care available. Classes offered on a six-week rotating schedule. Participants must have completed beginner classes. Free. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673; West Price Hill.


Senior Fit Boot Camp, 10-11 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, With Kiyoshi Nishime, martial arts teacher. Wear workout clothes and bring water. Ages 55 and up. $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township. F R I D A Y, D E C . 3 1


Community Toy Drive, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Huff Realty - Western Hills, 574-2300; Green Township.



Community Toy Drive, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Huff Realty - Western Hills, 6460 Harrison Ave., Drop off a new toy or monetary donation made to Shriners Hospital. Benefits treatments for children at Shriners Hospital. 5742300; Green Township.


Line Dance Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smoothsoled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. Springfield Township.

River Squares, 7:30-10 p.m., Miami Whitewater Township Firehouse, 6736 Ohio 128, Plus-level square dance and round dance club. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Miamitown.


Wine Tasting, 5-8 p.m., Piazza Discepoli Wine Merchants & Wine Bar - White Oak, 5872 Cheviot Road, Includes light hors d’oeuvres. $10. 923-1300; White Oak.


College Hill Winter Farm Market, 3-5:30 p.m., College Hill Coffee Company and Casual Gourmet, 6128 Hamilton Ave., Includes farm fresh eggs, produce and baked goods from Vernon Yoder, Shadeau Bread and honey from Bee Haven on Grey Road from Gary Stitt, David Rosenberg’s organic micro-greens, local seasonal produce and greens. 542-2739; College Hill.



New Year’s Eve Dance, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Lakeridge Hall, 7210 Pippin Road, Hot buffet, beer, wine, setups, snacks and music by DJ Larry Robers. Attendees may also BYOB. $37.50. Reservations required. 521-1112. Colerain Township. Mike Davis New Year’s Eve Show, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Mariner’s Inn, 7391 Forbes Road, Las Vegas-style entertainer and tribute artist. Includes buffet dinner with salad, entree, dessert, coffee, soft drinks, beer and wine. Benefits Alzheimer’s Research and Catholic Charities. $50. Reservations required. 4659037. Sayler Park. Silvestertanz, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Donauschwaben Haus, 4290 Dry Ridge Road, Cincinnati Donauschwaben Society German New Year’s Eve celebration. Cash bar, hors d’oeuvres and sandwich buffet available. Includes desserts, snacks and party favors. Entertainment for dancing will be provided by The Alpen Echos. $22. Presented by Donauschwaben Society. 385-2098. Colerain Township.

Karaoke with Mean Jean, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Club Trio Lounge, 5744 Springdale Road, Karaoke and dance music. Free. 385-1005. Colerain Township.




Hot and Spicy Latin Thursdays, 9 p.m., Metropolis, 125 Cincinnati Mills Drive, Reggaeton, merengue, salsa and more. Music by DJ Tavo and DJ Chalino. Dress code enforced. Ages 18 and up. After midnight: $7 ages 21 and under, $5 ages 21 and up; women free until midnight. 671-2881; Forest Park.


Trail Scavenger Hunt Week, 1-3 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Pick up sheet in Nature’s Niche Gifts and books. Pin Oak Trail. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Colerain Township.

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MUSIC - OLDIES The Dukes, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977. Riverside. S U N D A Y, J A N . 2

FOOD & DRINK All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast, 8:30-11:30 a.m., American Legion Post 513, 7947 Hamilton Ave., Eggs, omelets, bacon, goetta, ham, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, fried potatoes, fruit and muffins. $8, free ages 6 and under. 729-0061. Mount Healthy. MUSIC - OLDIES

Elvis Show, 7-9 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, With Paul Halverstadt. $10. Registration recommended. 2517977. Riverside.



Spintensity, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Paramount Fitness, 5130 Crookshank Road, Aerobics Room. Intense cycling class with boot camp intervals throughout. First class free. Ages 13 and up. $6-$10 per class. Reservations recommended. Presented by SpinFit LLC. 4516509; Westwood. Aerobics Class, 7:30 p.m., Westside Boxing and Fitness Club Inc., 3428 Warsaw Ave., Bring own mat. Ages 18 and up. $20 for five classes; $5 per class. 314-7315. East Price Hill.

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Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Poppy’s Tavern, 5510 Rybolt Road, Free. 574-6333. Green Township. The Mask, 9:30 p.m., Light of the World Ministries, 5915 Colerain Ave., Thought-provoking play, breakfast, games and entertainment for the whole family. Family friendly. $10. 385-5448; Green Township.


Last Hike of the Year, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Kingfisher Trail. 1.8 miles. Bring a water bottle. Also a hiking staff and binoculars if you have them. Free; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

Nature Bingo, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Winton Centre. Identify plants and animals to cover up on a card. Hot chocolate and treats provided. Family friendly. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township. Winter Bird Feeding, 2 p.m., Fernbank Park, 60 Thornton Ave., Fernbank Lodge. Learn about the tools and techniques to draw colorful feathered friends to any yard this winter. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Sayler Park.


New Year’s Resolution Hike, 3:30 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Kingfisher Trail. A brisk walk on the trail twice for a total of 2.2 miles. Free; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Springfield Township.


Over 55 Dance, 2-5 p.m., Delhi Senior and Community Center, 647 Neeb Road, Nonmembers welcome. Music by Nelson. $5. Presented by Delhi Seniors. 451-3560. Delhi Township. T U E S D A Y, J A N . 4

DANCE CLASSES Square Dancing Lessons, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Parky’s Farm, 10037 Daly Road, Square and round ballroom dancing. With Team Hayloft. First three weeks are open to the public. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 863-0612; Springfield Township. New Beginner Western Square Dancing Class, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, No experience necessary. More information available at. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 860-4746. Springfield Township.


Take a winter hike on the Kingfisher Trail at Winton Woods beginning at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, or 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 2. The Sunday hike will walk the trail twice for a total of 2.2 miles. The hikes are free, but a vehicle permit is required to enter the park. For more information, call 521-7275 or visit Pictured on the Kingfisher Trail last winter are from left, Gordon Pitcher Jr. with Phantom, Derek Hill and Nick Addington.


Ashtanga Yoga Level I, 5:45-7 p.m., Three Rivers Middle School, 8575 Bridgetown Road, Deepen moving meditation practice with strong flow of familiar asanas and introduction of new asanas. Family friendly. $8. Presented by Three Rivers Community Education. 675-2725. Cleves.


Bop Club Dance, 7-11 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, Dance lessons 7-8 p.m., except last Tuesday of month. $3, free members. Presented by Cincinnati Bop Club. 251-7977; Riverside.

SEMINARS Cincinnati Parks: Past, Present and Future, 3-4 p.m., Twin Towers, 5343 Hamilton Ave., Michael George, park naturalist and nature center director for Cincinnati Parks, presents the history, current status and what we can expect in the future for local parks. Ages 50 and up. $20 for series, $4 per class. Reservations required. Presented by Cincinnati Parks. 853-4100. College Hill. W E D N E S D A Y, J A N . 5


Mothers of Preschoolers Monthly Meeting, 9:15-11:15 a.m., LifeSpring Christian Church, 1373 W. Galbraith Road, Mothers with children from newborns to kindergartners welcome. Free child care provided. Membership: $23.95 per year. Presented by Mothers of Preschoolers - LifeSpring. 5227707. North College Hill.


Line Dancing, 7-11 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977. Riverside.


Yoga for the Back, 6-6:45 p.m., Three Rivers Middle School, 8575 Bridgetown Road, Create flow of postures that soothes and nurtures neck, shoulders and upper and lower back issues. $8. Presented by Three Rivers Community Education. 675-2725. Cleves.

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Karaoke with Mean Jean, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Club Trio Lounge, Free. 385-1005. Colerain Township.

Lettuce Eat Well Winter Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 6611792; Cheviot.



Little Shop of Horrors, 8 p.m., La Salle High School, 3091 North Bend Road, Blackbox Theater. Gleefully gruesome musical in which a meek florist’s assistant discovers a strange and unusual plant that needs human blood to survive. $12, $7 students. Presented by La Salle High School Drama. 741-2369. Green Township. F R I D A Y, J A N . 7


Backpacking the A.T., 7 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Indoor program with information on backpacking the Appalachian Trail. Registration required online by Jan. 5. Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Springfield Township.


Senior Yoga Class, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Ages 55 and up. Experience benefits of yoga with stretching, breathing and relaxing techniques. Bring mat or purchase one for $10. $40 for 10 classes, $25 for 6 classes; $5 per class. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Bob Cushing, 10 p.m., No Worries, 7958 Harrison Ave., 353-5555. Colerain Township.


The Remains, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977. Riverside.


Little Shop of Horrors, 8 p.m., La Salle High School, $12, $7 students. 741-2369. Green Township.


Aiken High School Alumni Basketball Game, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Aiken High School, 5641 Belmont Ave., Room 505. Hors-d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic drinks for alumni in room 505. Alumni sit in roped off section of bleachers and recognized at varsity game 7 p.m. $3, $2 children. 363-6719. College Hill.


Little Tyke Program, 11 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Free, vehicle permit required. Puppet storytellers talk about nature’s mysteries. Bring imagination and a favorite puppet. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.


Teen Mom’s Support Group, 6-8 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., For pregnant teens and teen mothers. Ages 14-19. Free child care available upon request. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673, ext. 15. West Price Hill. T H U R S D A Y, J A N . 6



Holiday Junction keeps choo chooing its way through the Cincinnati Museum Center until Jan. 2. The model train winter wonderland and train exhibit includes Cincinnati’s own Carlisle & Finch model trains. The museum also hosts Toys Through Time for the holiday season through Jan. 2. The exhibit shows favorite games, toys and dolls of yesteryear. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. All museums admission is $12.50; $8.50 ages 3-12; $11.50 ages 60 and up. One museum admission is $8.50; $6.50; and $7.50. Call 513-287-7000 or visit

Beginners’ Gentle Ashtanga Yoga, 7-8 p.m., Three Rivers Middle School, 8575 Bridgetown Road, Create strength, flexibility and release of stress. Gentle moving meditation connecting mind, body and spirit. Family friendly. $8. Presented by Three Rivers Community Education. 675-2725. Cleves.


College Hill Winter Farm Market, 3-5:30 p.m., College Hill Coffee Company and Casual Gourmet, 542-2739; College Hill.


The Taft Museum of Art celebrates old Christmas favorites with “Antique Christmas” through Jan. 9. The galleries will be decked with vintage decorations from the 1890s to the 1940s, pictured. In the Keystone Gallery, on display is “The Colors of Christmas: Victorian Paper Decoration,” adornments used to create homemade ornaments and decorations in the 19th and early 20th century. Admission is $8, $6 students and seniors and free for under 18. Free for all on Sundays. Call 513-241-0343 or visit


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December 29, 2010


How many kinds of time are there in our lives? As we prepare to enter another calendar year, it might benefit us to reflect for a moment on time. We seldom think of time. Probably a fish seldom thinks of water and just lets it all slip by. The ancient Greeks had two words for time. One was the word chronos and the other was kairos. They operate in our lives all the time, though chronos is usually what we understand by time. Chronos time is time in a quantitative sense. It is the kind of time we can count and divide into minutes, days and years. It’s the kind of time we can calculate on our clocks and watches, the kind we measure on our calendars and planners. It’s the time we feel runs out on us, goes faster than it should, and wreaks havoc with our joints and supple bodies. This is the kind of time with which we are the most familiar – and with which we expect God to be the most familiar. Kairos, the other Greek word, means time in a qualitative sense - not the kind the clock or calendar measures. In fact, it can’t be measured at all. It’s the time that is characterized by

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what happens in it. In the B i b l e , kairos time is o f t e n translated as “the fullness of time,” or, “now’s the r i g h t

time.” A businessman may have been struggling with what decision to make for his company, or his family. Eventually he comes to the deep realization that “This is what I should choose! Now it’s the right time to act!” Kairos time occurs when we realize and feel within ourselves it’s the appropriate time, “to grow up,” “to be more responsible,” or “to apologize,” or to “kill this drug habit once and for all.” Kairos time is more important than chronos because it usually affects our lives and futures the most. It indicates that something is happening inside us for our betterment. Some people’s lives can become sterile and small when they become deaf to the kairos urges of their soul. Cohabitating couples

Chronos time is time in a quantitative sense. It is the kind of time we can count and divide into minutes, days and years. It’s the kind of time we can calculate on our clocks and watches, the kind we measure on our calendars and planners. It’s the time we feel runs out on us, goes faster than it should, and wreaks havoc with our joints and supple bodies. This is the kind of time with which we are the most familiar – and with which we expect God to be the most familiar. may avoid thinking and reaching a “fullness of time” to say “It’s time to get married; or, to end this relationship.” There could be a 30year-old man, still living at his parent’s home and watching TV all day, who keeps smothering kairos feelings that have been calling for years saying, “It’s time! Get up off your duff and make something of your life!” But he refuses to listen. Without kairos times, one’s life becomes merely a string of years that have lost any identifying and personal characteristics. The only markers in our lives then come from outside us: when at 16 we can get a driver’s license; at 21 begin to legally drink; and at 65 retire.

The years in between become memorable only because our town’s home team “won ‘em all that year,” or “it was the year we had that big flood.”

There is no way we can develop our soul just by watching and waiting for the months and years to go by. Chronos time does nothing to the soul, it only enfeebles the body. There is no way to cultivate our souls in a hurry. Great and soulful events like falling in love, opening our hearts to God, giving birth to ideas or babies or creativity do not match to the tick-tock of the clock measuring chronos time. When we get lost in chronos time, which can quickly become stress-time,

we lose track of what time it is in our life, and the life itself. What can we wish for each other in this new year? We can wish for a marriage – a marriage of chronos and kairos. These are the right and left hemispheres of the incarnate Spirit that keeps calling us to wholeness. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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French ‘toast’ the new year with breakfast casserole I remember my parents saying, “where did the year go?” and I would hardly understand what they were talking about since, when you’re young, even a month is a long time. Now I get it! I hope the New Year finds you with good health, family and friends, and lots of good food to share. In thinking about a whole year of writing columns, it couldn’t be done without the wonderful staff I work with, like Gary Presley and Lisa Mauch, my “go to” editors. I’m looking forward to another year with each of you, and especially enjoy your shared recipes.

French toast casserole

I love this recipe from celebrity “down home” Southern cook Virginia Willis. My friend, Perrin Rountree, another Southern gal, told me I had to get this book. I’m not disappointed. Virginia is the kind of cook who makes you feel right at home while whipping up incredibly delicious food. This casserole is good for

a New Ye a r ’s brunch. For more about Virginia and her book “ B o n Appetit, Rita Y’All” by Heikenfeld Ten Speed Rita’s kitchen P r e s s ($32.50) check out her website at Don’t pass up her Southern pantry, either. Awesome rubs and mixes. This is my adaptation of her French toast casserole from the book. 1

⁄2 stick butter, melted 1 cup packed light brown sugar About 11⁄2 pounds French bread, sliced 11⁄2-inch thick 8 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup milk 1 tablespoon vanilla 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 ⁄4 teaspoon ground ginger 3 ⁄4 cup chopped pecans Confectioners’ sugar Maple syrup

Combine butter and sugar in baking dish. Arrange bread in dish. Whisk eggs, milk, vanilla, spices. Pour over bread, letting soak in. Top with nuts. Cover and refrigerate three hours or up to 12 hours. Remove to take chill off, about 20 minutes. Bake in preheated 350-degree oven until browned and set, 30 to 45 minutes. Cool slightly. Sift sugar on top. Serve with maple syrup.

Baked Dijon salmon

Keegan’s Seafood, in Anderson Township has return customers due to Tom Keegan going to unbelievable lengths to bring his customers the best. Tom’s philosophy: Buy the best and prepare it simply. Here’s his recipe for baked salmon. 1

⁄4 cup butter, melted 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard 11⁄2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoon butter 1 ⁄4 cup dry bread crumbs 1 ⁄4 cup finely chopped

pecans 4 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley 4 (4-ounce) fillets salmon Salt and pepper to taste 1 lemon, for garnish Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Stir butter, mustard and honey together. In another bowl, mix bread crumbs, pecans and parsley. Brush each salmon fillet lightly with honey mustard mixture, then sprinkle with crumb mixture. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until it flakes easily with fork. Season to taste. Seafood and oyster shucking video: On my blog at and www.Keegan’

Tomato avocado bruschetta

Brush slices of French bread with olive oil and toast. Spread guacamole on top. Sprinkle with a bit of lemon juice and top with chopped tomato. Season to taste.

Hoppin’ John

This recipe is in a book

that starts the New Year out right: “America’s Test Kitchen Light & Healthy 2011: The Year’s Best Recipes Lightened Up” ($35). According to the book, in the Low Country of South Carolina and Georgia, eating hoppin’ John at the start of the new year is said to bring 365 days of good luck. The editors of Chris Kimball’s test kitchen have come up with lots of my favorites, simplified and healthier, yet with no loss of flavor. From snacks to soups to mains to desserts, this book will steer you right. I especially like the Hoppin’ John recipe for New Year’s Day. Check out my online column at for it.

Peppermint bark update

This candy has now reached cult status. Some of you are having trouble with the bark separating. Here’s tips from my webmaster, John, who says patience is the key. John lets the first layer set up for 20 minutes (barely set up), then lets it sit out

for a few minutes before spreading on the white chocolate which he cools for four minutes before spreading. Before cutting, he lets it sit on the foil out of the pan for 20 minutes before cutting.

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I like featuring recipes from your favorite delis, restaurants, shops, independent grocers, etc. I know there are still lots of these folks around and we need to keep them here. Let me know about them. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

Exchange donation

The Western Hills Exchange Club supports organizations which fight child abuse. Checks were presented at the club’s annual Christmas breakfast at The Nathanael Greene Lodge. At the presentation were, from left, Tom Baumann, Cindy Smith (club president,), Dan Dwyer, Kendall Fisher of Women Helping Women, Steve Brinker, Matt Miller of Anderson Ferry Food Pantry, Rick Fulwiler, and Rick Curry. In all, more than $8,000 was distributed to local charities. PROVIDED




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5371 Bahama Terrace, Dec. 15. 5371 Bahama Terrace, Dec. 15.

Aggravated robbery

1508 W. North Bend Road, Dec. 17. 2502 Flanigan Court, Dec. 16. 2948 Highforest Lane, No. 207, Dec. 12.

Breaking and entering

951 W. North Bend Road, Dec. 11.


2425 W. North Bend Road, Dec. 14. 2537 Flanigan Court, No. 3, Dec. 10. 2709 Hillvista Lane, No. 3, Dec. 16. 2958 Highforest Lane, Dec. 12. 5431 Ruddy Court, Dec. 13. 5829 Belmont Ave., Dec. 14.

Felonious assault

1209 W. Galbraith Road, Dec. 11. 1700 Cedar Ave., Dec. 11. 5641 Belmont Ave., Dec. 14.


5500 Colerain Ave., Dec. 14.


2022 Parkhurst Court, Dec. 15. 5545 Belmont Ave., Dec. 15. 5616 Colerain Ave., Dec. 13.


Brittany Banks, 18, 9199 Coogan Dr, possession of drugs at 9251 Colerain Ave., Nov. 22. April Bohache, 30, 7798 Compton Lake, disorderly conduct at 8291 Brownsway Lane, Nov. 23. Jennifer Brock, 29, 8291 Brownsway Lane, disorderly conduct at 8291 Brownsway Lane, Nov. 23. John Bryson, 47, 2885 Royal Glen, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Nov. 23. Kevin Carroll, 25, 1645 Cooper, possession of drugs at 8451 Colerain Ave., Dec. 3. Joshua Coleman, 34, 520 High Place, felonious assault at 2424 Washington Ave., Nov. 20. Christopher Fedler, 42, 10035 Brehm Road, assault, misconduct during an emergency, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 10035 Brehm Road, Dec. 1. Jacqueline Jones, 21, 117 Gage Street, theft at 9040 Colerain Ave., Dec. 2. Michael Kline, 23, 5895 Dunlap Road, forgery at 9234 Colerain Ave., Nov. 30. Alvin Laws, 51, 7503 Boleyn, theft at 7503 Boleyn , Nov. 26. Timothy Slattery, 0, 2969 Sheldon Ave., operating vehicle intoxicated at 6947 Newbridge, Nov. 22. Brandon Spicer, 18, 24422 Barth Road, possession of drugs at 6300 State Route 128, Dec. 3. James Spitznagel, 24, 9083 Zoellner, operating vehicle intoxicated at 9500 Colerain Ave., Nov. 23. Randall Springs, 40, 8712 Cranfield, open flask at 9251 Colerain Ave., Nov. 29. Michael Sweeny, 50, 2930 Banning Road, drug paraphernalia at 2930 Banning Road, Dec. 2. Freddy Tom, 21, 2375 Walden Glen , open container at 11083 Hamilton Ave., Dec. 4.

Tires slashed and eggs thrown at vehicle at 10833 New Market, Nov. 28. Lights of unknown value removed at 7776 Shadowleaf Lane, Nov. 28. Gas tank cut at 9986 Capstan Drive, Nov. 23. Vehicle damaged at Westbound 74, Dec. 2.

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


Victim threatened at 2325 Walden Glen Circle, Nov. 11.

Misuse of credit card

Victim reported at 3461 Joseph Road, Nov. 27.


Victim struck and merchandise valued at $397 removed at 9040 Colerain Ave., Nov. 23.


Medication of unknown value removed at 3711 Stone Creek Blvd., Nov. 27. $27.59 in gas pumped and not paid for at 2691 Springdale Road, Oct. 30. Yard decorations valued at $74.50 removed at 10007 Loralinda, Nov. 27. Unknown amount of currency removed from bar at 6341 Cheviot Road, Nov. 7. $25,000 in currency removed at 3443 Statewood Drive, Nov. 24. Movies valued at $170 removed at 10240 Colerain Av., Nov. 28. CD player valued at $150 removed from vehicle at 10059 Marino Drive, Nov. 20. Vehicle removed at 9312 Roundtop Road, Nov. 28. Vehicle removed at 9040 Colerain Ave., Nov. 23. Clippers valued at $30 removed at 8215 Colerain Ave., Nov. 24. $60 removed at 10134 Colerain Ave., Dec. 1. Copper pipes, water meter and valves of unknown value removed at 9056 Brookside Drive, Dec. 2. Cologne valued at $100 removed at 3711 Stone Creek Blvd., Dec. 3. Reported at 10881 Penarth Drive, Dec. 2. Jewelry valued at $1,250 removed at 2907 Banning , Dec. 3. Reported at 10240 Colerain Av., Dec. 1.

Jermaine White, 26, 3201 Gobel Ave., theft at 9040 Colerain Ave., Dec. 2. Zinima Wilight, 21, 8795 Venus Lane, open container at Jonrose Ave., Dec. 2. Kenyata Williams, 20, 2914 Four Towers, theft at 9040 Colerain Ave., Dec. 2. Juvenile Female, 17, , possession of drugs at 3346 Alexis Drive, Nov. 20. Juvenile Male, 16, , curfew violation at 8801 Cheviot Road, Nov. 18. Juvenile Male, 16, , theft at 8801 Cheviot Road, Nov. 22. Juvenile Male, 13, , theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Nov. 21. Juvenile Male, 14, , assault at 6965 Colerain Ave., Nov. 27. Juvenile Female, 16, , theft at 9040 Colerain Ave., Nov. 26.

Reports/Incidents Aggravated robbery

Victim threatened and wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 9471 Haddington Court, Nov. 26. Victim threatened and cell phone and debit card removed at 2929 Jonrose, Dec. 3.


Damage to vehicle at 2907 Spruceway, Dec. 2.

Breaking and entering

Victim reported at 3186 Elkhorn, Nov. 26. Reported at 7525 Pippin Road, Dec. 2.


Residence entered and $5 removed at 2870 Wheatfield, Dec. 1. Backpack, Xbox, games, controllers,

Damon Dawson, 35, 2270 Sevenhills Drive, domestic violence at 2270 Sevenhills Drive, Nov. 20.




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Todd C. Barnes, born 1967, possession of open flask, 5941 Hamilton Ave., Dec. 9. Craig Lilly, born 1973, receiving stolen credit card, 2022 Parkhurst Court, Dec. 15. Damon P. Osborne, born 1978, receiving stolen credit card and possession of criminal tolls, 2022 Parkhurst Court, Dec. 15. Duan K. Wilkins, born 1973, possession of drugs, 5923 Hamilton Ave., Dec. 8. Riley Morris Simpson, born 1964, theft $300 to $5,000, 1120 Cedar Ave., Dec. 13. Eugene Norman, born 1967, criminal damaging or endangering and assault, 2142 W. North Bend Road, Dec. 17. Marvin Blassingame, born 1982, drug abuse, 5269 Colerain Ave., Dec. 15.

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

Free Italian Dinner to all 5pm-7pm 494-1391

No Checks Accepted ATM Onsite

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8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-11 Healing intercessory prayer all services

(Office) 946 Hempstead Dr. (513) 807-7200 Jody Burgin, Pastor We meet Sundays at 10:30am at 9158 Winton Rd. – Springfield Township Childcare provided


Faith Lutheran LCMC

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


Visitors Welcome

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

Church By The Woods PC(USA)


5921 Springdale Rd 1mi west of Blue Rock

Sun Worship 10:00am Childcare Provided 3755 Cornell Rd 563-6447 ............................................

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

Taiwanese Ministry 769-0725


Northminster Presbyterian Church

Pastor Todd A. Cutter

Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS Rev Lyle Rasch, Pastor

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

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 Guest Speaker

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

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


680 W Sharon Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45240


Traditional Service: 9:30 AM ConneXion Contemporary Service: 11:30 AM Sunday School: 10:30 AM

JOHN WESLEY UNITED METHODIST 1927 W. K emper Rd. (Between Mill & Hamilton) 513-825-0733 Traditional Sunday Services 9:00am & 10:15am Contemporary Service 11:30am



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

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

Salem White Oak Presbyterian

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

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

Nursery Provided


ANNA MARIA ISLAND • The sure cure for cabin fever! Step onto the beach from our 1BR & 2BR pristine cottage. Openings begin in March 513-236-5091,

Beautiful Seagrove Beach Rent & Relax. Nr Destin, between famous Seaside & Rosemary Beach. Cozy Cottages to Gulf Front Condos. Web Specials. 1-800-537-5387

SANIBEL ISLAND Quality, beachfront condos. Excellent service! Great rates! 1-888-451-7277

NEW YORK MANHATTAN--NYC HOTEL $129/2 persons. Singles $124. Suites $139-$159. Lincoln Ctr area, Hudson River views, 18 flrs, kitchenette, 5 mins to midtown, safe, quiet, luxury area. RIVERSIDE TOWER, Riverside & 80th St. Call 1-800-724-3136 or visit:

NORTH CAROLINA CLEARWATER TO ST. PETE BEACHES Gulf front & bay side condos. All prices & sizes! Florida Lifestyle VAC. 1-800-487-8953. Jan. 2011, Monthly Discounts •

DESTIN. Local owner, 1 or 2 luxury condos. 2 BR, 2 BA overlooking gulf, sugar white beaches. Heated pool, hot tubs & more. 937-767-8449,or visit

EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 1-252-354-5555 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty

SOUTH CAROLINA SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949.


1-7 Affordable, Deluxe Chalets & Cabin Rentals. Pigeon Forge in the Smokies. Vacation/Dollywood Specials. Free brochure. Call 1-800-833-9987.

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

Phone: 385-9077 Sunday Worship: 10:30am Sunday School: 9:15am Nursery Available/Handicap Access

Attempted burglary

Woman reported break-in attempt at 8588 Neptune Drive, Dec. 9. Man reported break-in attempt at 9387 Montoro Drive, Dec. 8.

Attempted theft

Northwest Community Church





www. 513-522-3026

United Dairy Farmers reported money stolen at gunpoint at 11866 Hamilton Ave., Nov. 14.

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

Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA) 1553 Kinney Ave, Mt. Healthy

Woman reported break-in, nothing missing at 7853 Kirkland Ave., Nov. 24. Woman reported money stolen at 1580 Pleasant Run Drive, Nov. 22.

Aggravated robbery

4695 Blue Rock Road Colerain Twp. South of Ronald Reagan and I-275 923-3370 “Growing Closer to God, Growing Closer to Neighbor”

Incidents/reports Aggravated burglary

Aggravated menacing

HOPE LUTHERAN Pastor Lisa Arrington 9:00 am Contemporary Worship 10:00 am Welcome Hour/ Sun School 11:00 am Traditional Worship

Kimberly Juiles, 50, criminal trespassing at 8900 block of Fontainebleau Terrace, Dec. 18. Genni Hoffman, 27, 1077 Morado Drive, drug possession at 8500 block of Winton Road, Dec. 17. Lapreya Taylor, 19, 8993 Daly Road, theft at 8400 block of Winton Road, Dec. 17. Shawn Linson, 25, obstructing official business at West Galbraith Road, Dec. 18. Elizabeth Rodgers, 18, 5000 Willnet Drive, telecommunication harassment at 9000 block of Millcliff Drive, Dec. 19. Terri Collins, 50, 2120 Roosevelt Ave., assault at 2120 Roosevelt Ave., Dec. 18. Juvenile, assault on teacher, disorderly conduct at 2046 Adams Road, Dec. 15. Charye Harris, 29, 2431 Walden Glen Drive, obstructing official business at Winton Road and Hempstead Drive, Dec. 15.

Woman reported being threatened at gunpoint at 8236 Kingsmere Court, Nov. 28. Woman reported being threatened at 9086 Millcliff Drive, Dec. 6.

Sunday School 10:15


Earnie C. Perry, 80, Colerain Township, died Nov. 27. Survived by wife Barbara Perry; children Eddie (Jill), Preston, Larry, (Edna), James (Annette), Beth Blust; sisters Rachel (Parker) Slaven, Sue (Sonny) Elifritz, Flonnie (late Herman) Jones, Connie Perry; grandchildren Aaron, Amber, Nathan, Ashley, Jarred, Brandon, Cameron, Eddie, Mandy (Michael); great-granddaughter Hannah. Preceded in death by children Gary, Lisa Perry, Bonnie

From B5


EPISCOPAL 965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 The Reverend Roger L Foote The Reverend Laura L Chace, Deacon

Earnie Perry

Smith, siblings Ann, Birtha, Harold, Archie, Walter. Services were Dec. 2 at Walker Funeral Home.

Edward Wetzel

Edward Charles Wetzel, 68, Green Township, died Dec. 21. He was an electrician. Survived by children David Wetzel, Julie Nemitz, Cathy (Jim) Stautberg; grandchildren Patrick, Megan Nemitz. Wetzel Services were Dec. 27 at Gump-Holt Funeral Home. Memorials to: Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Cincinnati, 3949 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223.


Christ Church Glendale Episcopal Church

Pauline Franke. Preceded in death by brother Robert McClellan. Services were Dec. 23 at Westwood United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Bolton & Lunsford Funeral Home. Memorials to the Wesmates Endowment Fund, c/o Westwood United Methodist Church, Salvation Army or a charity of the donor’s choice.

A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699.

Man reported vehicle break-in at 6402 Witherby Ave., Nov. 26.


1645 California Ave. woman reported being hit in the face at 1700 block of Newbrook Drive, Dec. 3.

Breaking and entering

St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church

reported computer equipment stolen at 2365 Compton Road, Nov. 27.


Woman reported money stolen at 9123 Winton Road, Nov. 23. Woman reported break-in, nothing missing at 10913 Sprucehill Drive, Nov. 28. Man reported gun, jewelry stolen at 394 Fleming Road, Nov. 21. Woman reported TV stolen at 10811 Sprucehill Drive, Nov. 10. Man reported camera, computer stolen at 930 Timber Trail, Nov. 17. Man reported TV, video game system stolen at 1302 Randomhill Drive, Nov. 15. Man reported money stolen at 9630 Leebrook Drive, Nov. 16. Woman reported TV stolen at 1570 Pleasant Run Drive, Dec. 8. 1556 Meredith Drive woman reported TV stolen at 1556 Meredith Drive, Dec. 4. Woman reported TV stolen at 9675 Helmsley Way, Dec. 7.

Criminal damaging

Man reported garage door damaged at 7907 Rambleview Drive, Dec. 2. Man reported motorcycle damaged at 8890 Desoto Drive, Nov. 15. 761 Crowden Drive woman reported vehicle damaged at 1000 block of Hollytree Drive, Nov. 20. Woman reported vehicle damaged at 10943 Birchridge Drive, Nov. 15. 824 North Bend Road woman reported vehicle damaged at 800 block of North Bend Road, Nov. 15. Crescent City Customs reported gate damaged at 941 North Bend Road, Dec. 8.

Criminal simulation

Pizza Hut reported receiving counterfeit $100 bill at 914 W. Galbraith Road, Dec. 4.

Felonious assault

Man reported being shot in leg at 1313 Landis Lane, Nov. 26. 1274 Prospect Place man reported being beaten with handgun at 8600 block of Desoto Drive, Dec. 8.

Identity theft

Man reported information used to open credit card account at 6646 Golfway Drive, Nov. 19. 8381 Chesswood Drive woman reported vehicle damaged at 2200 block of Lincoln Avenue, Dec. 14.


LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that copies of the proposed tax budget and estimate of cost of operation of the Northwest Local School District of Hamilton County of Cincinnati, Ohio, including the cost of operating the public schools of said district for the fiscal year of 2012, are on file in the office of the Treasurer of the Board of Education and open to inspection of the public, pursuant to the requirements of the law (ORC 5705.30). A public hearing on the proposed budget for the Northwest Local School District’s public schools will be held at 3240 Banning Road, Cincinnati, Ohio on Monday, January 3, 2011 at 6:50 p.m. Randy Bertram, Treasurer; Pamela Detzel, President, BOE. 3136797/ 1001610293

7125 Winton Road man reported wallet stolen at 8400 block of Winton Road, Nov. 24. Woman reported checks stolen at 9617 Daly Road, Nov. 22. Man reported medicine stolen at 2252 Kemper Road, Nov. 22. 2655 Harrison Ave. woman reported purse stolen from vehicle at 10800 block of Hamilton Avenue, Nov. 19. CVS reported $186 in merchandise stolen at 8560 Winton Road, Nov. 19. Woman reported landscaping lights stolen at 2159 Lincoln Ave., Nov. 13. Man reported stereo stolen from vehicle at 10841 Birchridge Drive, Dec. 2. 3185 Ferncrest Court man reported television stolen at 1400 block of Biloxi Drive, Nov. 27. 8934 Woodview Drive man reported vehicle stolen at 8500 block of Winton Road, Dec. 11. 9350 Roundtop Road man reported license plate stolen at 8500 block of Winton Road, Dec. 11. United Dairy Farmers reported $53 in gas stolen at 11886 Hamilton Ave., Dec. 9. Man reported medicine stolen at 713 Ashford Court, Dec. 4. Man reported estimated $360 in items stolen at 8831 Daly Road, Dec. 4. Kroger reported jewelry, cosmetics stolen at 8421 Winton Road, Dec. 17. Man reported collector cards stolen at 2068 Persimmon Court, Dec. 15.


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