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Who cares? They do! Just as your family has its holiday traditions, the Price Hill Press has a tradition. Every year we salute local people who show us every day what its means to be a good neighbor. We call it “Neighbors Who Care,” and we want you to meet them.

Price Hill woman lauded for improving the neighborhood By Kurt Backscheider

Price Hill resident Jenny Hendley said Laura Hamilton is the most incredible neighbor and community volunteer she knows. “She has changed my neighborhood and she is on a mission to clean up Price Hill,” Hendley said. “She is a woman who knows no boundaries.” Hendley nominated Hamilton as a Neighbor Who Cares because of her dedication to the community. She said Hamilton helped set up the first blockwatch group on the West Side six years ago, and since then the number of blockwatch groups has grown to 14. Hendley, who serves as captain of her blockwatch, said Hamilton works closely with Cincinnati Police District 3 officers, and is relentless about documenting drug deals or brainstorming better ways for residents to police their neighborhoods. “She comes up with the most ingenious ideas for us to make our cases when it comes to providing specific evidence to uphold the law,” Hendley said. “The use of cameras, videos and just plain old pen and paper has given us new and exciting ways to legally get what we need to give the authorities and the proof required to take it to the next level.” Hamilton was key in the demolition of a problem apartment building at West Eight Street and Hermosa Avenue, spending a lot of time and energy in meetings with the city, the building department, the property owner and tenants, Hendley said. “I just want her to know that she is so very much appreciated,” Hendley said. “She is a wife, a mom and queen of our blockwatch groups. I thank you, Laura Hamilton, for all that you have done for our community, our neighborhood and our lives.” Hamilton said it was nice of Hendley to think of her and nominate her for recognition. “She is really sweet,” Hamilton said.

Price Hill neighbor quick to lend helping hand By Kurt Backscheider

Sherri Doerflein said Gene Becknell is the mayor of Kreis Lane in Price Hill.

ON STAGE Dr. Jekyll coming to Price Hill. See story, B6

A fellow block watch participant nominated Price Hill resident Laura Hamilton as a Neighbor Who Cares because of her dedication to improving the community. THANKS TO LAURA HAMILTON “He is always there when you need him,” Doerflein said. “He is quick to lend a helping hand, to look after your house if you are gone and keeps up with everyone’s needs.” Whether Becknell is helping cut down a tree, climbing a ladder to clean out a gutter, cheerfully lending a tool or caring for the occasional stray dog, Doerflein said he is their constant neighborhood presence, which is why she and her neighbors nominated him as a Neighbor Who Cares. “Gene, we think you rock,” Becknell Doerflein said. Sarah Dorr said her family met Becknell about 15 years ago when they moved to Kreis Lane. “My son called Gene the ‘Papa I never had,’” Dorr said. “Through the years we knew that Gene was watching out for us like a guardian angel. When we thought of moving it was neighbors like Gene who made us not want to leave. We are very blessed to have him as a neighbor and friend.” Terri Kern said Becknell was

Price Hill Press was overwhelmed by the response to our request for nominations for “Neighbors Who Care.” Overwhelmed, but not surprised, as it validates the kind of community in which we live. We profiled as many as we could, but if we missed anyone, we will give them their deserved recognition at a later date. And if this feature has caused you to reflect on a caring neighbor in your life, let us know about them. Send an e-mail to You can read about all of our Neighbors Who Care at

the first neighbor to welcome her and her husband, Dave, when they moved to Kreis Lane, and he gave them a history of the street and introduced them to other neighbors. “He is definitely a neighbor who cares and we are lucky to have him,” Kern said. Angie Lipscomb said when her next door neighbor, Diane Moulliet, spent a night at her daughter’s house recently, Becknell started calling her early the next morning when he saw she wasn’t home. “He was worried sick that something had happened to her,” Lipscomb said. “I told her she needed to confirm any and all plans with Gene. “He is a kind, generous soul who has watched over my family and every family on the street,”

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Lipscomb said. Pat Morgan said Becknell helped neighbors clean up after Hurricane Ike, takes in garbage cans for people and puts newspapers up on porches. “He is willing to share anything he has, and comes to your aid if called,” Morgan said. Ann Andriacco said she always tells Becknell when work is being done on her house, and he checks in with the workers, gets to know them and watches the progress. “When the neighbor’s tree limbs fell across our driveway, he was the first out with a chain saw,” Andriacco said. “He is an asset to the neighborhood.” Becknell, who’s lived on Kreis Lane with his wife, Bennie, for 42 years, said he doesn’t think he

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does anything special – he just lends a hand where he can. “You just do the little things you can to help,” he said. “There are a lot of people who kindly need a little help. I’m glad I can do it.”

Covedale woman organizes events for neighbors to enjoy By Kurt Backscheider

Ryan Grawe said Mary Hahn deserves to be recognized for all she does for Covedale. Grawe, who is also a Covedale resident, said Hahn’s commitment to the neighborhood makes her a Neighbor Who Cares. “Mary dedicates her free time to plan and coordinate the wonderful neighborhood events that the residents of Covedale enjoy,” Grawe said. “Because of Mary, we are able to enjoy Christmas in Covedale, the Covedale Summer Concert Series, summer movie nights and the Covedale Chili Fest.” He said Hahn also spends her time and her own money to decorate the Covedale Gardens See NEIGHBORS, Page A2

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throughout the year with seasonal themes. “Thank you, Mary, for your dedication to your neighbors and community,” Grawe said.

Delhi resident would rather volunteer than work By Monica Boylson

Jason Morency, 21, would be content volunteering at the Anderson Ferry Food Pantry every day if he could. “I just like helping out because it makes me feel good that I’m serving God’s people,” he said. The Delhi Township resident has tuberous sclerosis, a genetic disorder that affects the brain, kidneys and heart. He started volunteering at the pantry

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while attending Oak Hills High School. His special education work study program gave him the opportunity to help at the pantry and he’s been volunteering ever since. “He’s so eager to work,” volunteer Terry Camele said. “He wants to do the best he can.” His mother Sue, 49, said he has a big heart. “He’s been through a lot because of his disability,” she said. “That really affected how he treats people. He treats everybody the same.” She said he recently got a job at a dining hall at Xavier University which takes away from the time he can volunteer. “He was really disappointed that he couldn’t volunteer as much at the pantry,” she said. “He’d rather volunteer all his time at the pantry than work.” Morency volunteers several days a week at the pantry, sometimes all day. “He’ll come home exhausted,” his mother said. “But it’s so important to him.” Camele said that when he’s not at the pantry, he’s definitely missed. “Days when he’s not here, it’s horrible,” she said. “When he’s not here we lack.” And Morency said he

Jason Morency has been volunteering at the Anderson Ferry Food Pantry for six years. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS likes helping others. “It’s a great feeling,” he said. “People deserve to be helped.”

Delhi resident has great support system By Monica Boylson

When Delhi Township resident Tamy Schenkel

was diagnosed with leukemia in August she didn’t expect that she would receive so much help. Frey Coming to her rescue in their own ways were Sara Frey and Tina Harvey.

“When I got sick Sara just jumped into action,” she said of the 19-year-old. Frey, a friend of Harvey the family, helped orchestrate fundraisers, a blood drive and has continued to help in any way she can. “She’s always there if

we need anything,” Schenkel said. Frey has brought over meals on many occasions and she and her family have been watching Schenkel’s dog Lilo since doctors said the germs could be dangerous to her weakened immune system. “It’s comforting to know she’s there for me and my family,” she said. See NEIGHBORS, Page A3


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Schenkel said that Harvey was also a support to her, especially while she spent 40 days in The Jewish Hospital in Kenwood. Schenkel said for some time she was quarantined in the hospital which meant that any visitors coming in would have to wear a protective suit, gloves and mask to prevent the spread of germs. She said that nearly every day Harvey would come to visit on her lunch break. “Most of the time she was the only face outside of the nurses that I saw each day,” she said. “I was quarantined in that hospital room for 35 days, alone, by myself. You can only walk around the room so many times.” She said that Harvey brightened her day and helped her keep her sanity. “You go stir crazy in there after a while,” she said. And even during times when Schenkel was asleep, Harvey would still sit by her side. “I would always hug her really tight every time she left and tell her, ‘Thank you, thank you, thank you so very much and I’m so glad you came today,’” she said. “I could have told her thank you a bazillion times and I don’t think I could get across to her how important those visits were to me.” She said the two continue to be a support to her and her family. “They’re just amazing peo-

By Monica Boylson

Debi Graham, left, and Sherri Steinwert. THANKS TO SHERRY STEINWERT. ple,” she said.

Sayler Park resident is leading by example By Monica Boylson

Delhi resident Sherry Steinwert said she was impressed by her former co-worker and friend Debi Graham who always makes time to give back. “She’s leading by example,” Steinwert said. “Even with a lot of the struggles she’s had she still goes on and does for other people.” The Sayler Park resident is a single mother, works two jobs and is supporting her son through college. In what little spare time she has, Steinwert said, she mows lawns, shovels snow and makes

dinner for those in need. Additionally, she helps run errands, cook, clean and does other tasks for friends who need assistance. “She has helped people, especially the elderly in the community,” Steinwert said. “She’s always trying to help others.” Graham also helped organize a drive to collect Christmas gifts for a family in need. “She’s a no pretense type of person,” Steinwert said. “She encourages people to do the same for others.” She said she can’t say enough about Graham. “She’s so personable and always has a smile on her face,” she said. “She’s hard working, a devoted mom and she’s always willing to give.”

College of Mount St. Joseph biology professor Beth Murray, 54, Colerain Township, recently published “Forensic Identification: Putting a Name and Face on Death” a science book that was named one of the outstanding science trade books by the National Science Teachers Association. The forensic anthropologist said she wrote the book for students in grades seven through 12 to expand on her first book, “Death: Corpses, Cadavers, and Other Grave Matters,” a book about the science of death. Her most recent publication examines what methods forensic scientists use to identify an unknown corpse. She said the book shows people the different stages at which an unknown body can be identified from outer appearances to molecular tests. “The book is set up using a case-based approach,” she said. “There are two case scenarios in each chapter and the students use the science within the


chapter to find the resolutions.” Murray said the cases help “sneak the science in in a story telling way.” She said the cases are based on real cases she

has had. “I think it’s intriguing and makes it a little more real even though the cases are fictionalized,” she said. She said she hopes to encourage others to learn about science through reading, the way she got interested in the subject at a young age. To be recognized by the National Science Teachers association was an honor, she said. “I’m very excited about it because it shows the book has really achieved my goals to get it out there in the community,” she said. “To have recognition from science teachers is great.” Her books can be found on,, and at some local bookstores.

BRIEFLY Business group meets Jan. 9

The Delhi Business Association will have its monthly meeting at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Delhi Park lodge. The board with announce officers and will name the Delhi Business Association’s Business of the Year. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, visit

Delhi trustee meetings set

The Delhi Township Board of Trustees passed a resolution during a Dec. 26 meeting establishing meeting times for 2013. Township meetings will continue to be at 6 p.m. on the second and last Wednesdays of each month at the township administration building, 934 Neeb Road. Meeting information including minutes and agendas can be found at

Highlander stag

The Oak Hills Sports Stag this year will feature Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman Monday, Jan. 21, at the Woodlands, 9680 Ciley Road. Tickets are $75 and include dinner, beer, wine and a silent auction. VIP tickets are $125 and includes a private reception with Brennaman and an autograph item. Only 100 VIP tickets are being sold. Tickets are available online at or in the Oak Hills High School athlet-

ic office. The stag is expected to sell out early.

Music shop gives French horn to Seton

Seton High School is the proud owner of a new French horn. Western Hills Music in Green Township donated the instrument in early December. Putting Instruments in The Children’s Hands, or PITCH, is a program started by Western Hills Music owner Gordon Brown. The shop accepts donations of gently-used instruments, fixes them up and gives them to schools in need of instruments. Western Hills Music offers a variety of private lessons, including guitar, percussion, brass and woodwind. For more information about the shop, visit

Trustees act on disciplinary actions

Following an executive session of the Delhi Township Board of Trustees Wednesday, Dec. 12, township administrators passed two resolutions concerning township employees. The first resolution rescheduled a disciplinary hearing for fire Lt. Dan Albertz for Wednesday, Jan. 9. The second resolution approved a recommendation for the disciplinary action of suspension of police officer Paul Neyer for 28 days to be scheduled by the police chief on days most conve-

nient to the department. Police Chief Jim Howarth said the suspension is for an off-duty incident.

Elder supports Panthers in military

Members of Elder High School’s Support the Troops Club sent care packages to 26 Elder alumni serving in the military this holiday season. Each care package contained Elder gear, snacks and powdered drink mixes, a letter from a student, a greeting card from the faculty and staff and a special Christmas gift for each to unwrap. Club members helped collect names and addresses of alumni, wrote notes to each one, hosted a theme day to raise money for the project, shopped for items and packed the care packages. Elder graduate Matt Brannon (2008) helped coordinate the club’s efforts. Brannon and classmate Ben Combs started the club during their senior year.

Historic house program

The Delhi Historical Society will host a free program titled Historic Houses of Riverside, Sedamsville and Sayler Park at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at the Delhi Park lodge. The program will show the history and styles of historic homes that line River Road. For more information, call the historical society at 451-4313 or email

Music for Youth receives two grants

Music for Youth in Cincinnati, MYCincinnati, announced it has received two helpful grants. MYCincinnati, a free afterschool music program for children in Price Hill, earned a Place Matters Opportunity Grant of $5,000. The grant will allow the organization to purchase its own instruments. The music program also received an ArtsWave Community Partnership Grant through the University of Cincinnati CollegeConservatory of Music. The ArtsWave grant will support the work of the Price Hill String Quartet, including performance and education.

Spirit in green

Cheer on the Seton Saints as they take on Hughes High School in the annual Green Spirit Night. The fun starts on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 6 p.m. All fifth-, sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students are welcome to attend. Head to Seton early to see the freshman play Turpin at 4:30 p.m. All grade school students are admitted free to the game. For more information, visit or call External Relations Coordinator Leslie Chasteen at 513-471-2600, ext. 110.

Parky’s offering square dancing

Start the New Year off with free square dancing lessons at Parky’s Farm. Team Hayloft will offer lessons every Tuesday in-

side the Hayloft Barn beginning Jan. 8 through mid-September from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Classes are open to all ages and no experience is necessary. Beginner dancers will progress from the basic level, to mainstream and then on to plus level. Classes close to the public Jan. 15. Team Hayloft members have up to 20 years of dancing experience and have served as officers of local square dancing clubs and positions in the Southwestern Ohio-Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Team callers are members of Cincinnati Callers and Teachers Association and serve as instructors. Parky’s Farm is located in Winton Woods at 10073 Daly Road in Springfield Township. A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($10 annual; $3 daily) is required to enter the parks. For more information, call Dick Davis at (513) 863-0612. Ever considered backpacking the Appalachian Trail?

Appalachian trail hike

The Hamilton County Park District will have a talk about hiking the trail, basic backpacking essentials and maybe even a trail story or two during one of its Wilderness Skills series at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at the Winton Centre at Winton Woods. Set a new goal this year to take a backpacking trip, or at least research the possibility. The cost is $3, and registration ends Thursday, Jan. 3. You can sign up at


Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum – has a new horticulture volunteer program. Volunteer opportunities include working side by side Spring Grove’s nationally-renowned horticulture team at this National Historic Landmark. Groups of volunteers will be developed to help in the following areas: keeping the front entrance area looking spectacular, controlling invasive species, taking care of the tree and shrub collection. They are also looking for a volunteer, or volunteers, to help with the hybrid tea roses. New volunteers join the volunteer docents who are ambassadors for the cemetery and arboretum. Information sessions, conducted the last Saturday and first Wednesday of each month, will explain

the volunteer opportunities. Sessions are at 10 a.m. in the Historic Office, just inside the main entrance to the cemetery. For more information, contact volunteer coordinator Whitney Huang, Spring Grove horticulturist, at 853-6866. Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373. Professional services Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati – Professionals can use their administrative skills to help a busy, growing nonprofit manage its projects and members. Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati is looking for someone with experience in Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook to assist in the Blue Ash office. Volunteers set their own days and hours and enjoy nice working conditions and friendly, bright volun-

teers and staff. Help the ESCC help other nonprofits succeed. Contact Darlyne Koretos for more information at 791-6230, ext. 10. ESCC is located at 10945 Reed Hartman Highway, Suite 108.


Business Volunteers for the Arts – BVA is accepting applications from business professionals with at least three years experience, interested in volunteering their skills within the arts community. Projects average six to eight months in length and can range from marketing or accounting to Web design or planning special events. A one-day training program is provided to all accepted applicants. Call 871-2787. Center for Independent Living Options – Seeking volunteers to staff Art Beyond Boundaries, gallery for artists with disabilities. Volunteers needed noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Call 241-2600. Cincinnati Museum Center – Needs volunteers to work in all three museums, the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science and the Cinergy Children’s Museum, and special exhibits. Call 287-7025.


Ameircan Diabetes Association – Seeks volunteers in its area office downtown for clerical support, filling requests for educational materials from phone requests, data entry, special events support and coordinating the Health Fair. Call 759-9330. American Heart Association – Volunteers needed to assist with the American Heart Association’s cause campaigns, Power to End Stroke, Go Red For Women, Start!, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Assignments include clerical work, event specific duties and community outreach. Con-

tact the American Heart Association at 281-4048 or email Crossroads Hospice – Seeking volunteers to assist terminally ill patients and their families. Call 793-5070. Destiny Hospice – is seeking caring and compassionate people to make a difference in the life of a person living with terminal illness. No special skills or experience needed; simply a willingness to help provide comfort and support. Orientation is scheduled to fit the volunteer’s schedule. Opportunities are available throughout the Cincinnati, Middletown and Butler County area. Contact Angie at 554-6300, or amclaughlin@destiny-hospice. com.

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Editor: Melanie Laughman,, 513-248-7573


Oak Hills junior Kevin Konkoly celebrates with his medal after finishing seventh in the 400-meter at the state meet June 2. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Mercy senior Amy Feie practices before a match her senior season. Feie was a state qualifer and led her Bobcats to a 23-2 record and a GGCL Scarlet Division title. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

West High quarterback Cameron Washington drops back during a scrimmage against Edgewood. The senior totaled 1,461 total yards from scrimmage and 10 touchdowns his senior season. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Seton graduate Natalie Rudolf was named the 2012 Delhi Press/Price Hill Press Sportswoman of the Year. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

2012: THE YEAR IN REVIEW With 2013 upon us, here is a photographic look back at the highlights from the 2012 sports year for the Price Hill and Delhi Press.

Seton High School’s Emily Hayhow qualified for the state meet as part of the 200-yard medley relay - which also set a school record - and in the 100-yard butterfly. FILE ART

Elder running back Chris Schroer (21) goes in for a touchdown against Colerain in overtime of the Division I regional semifinal at Nippert Stadium Nov. 10. Schroer finished the season with 1,193 yard and 20 touchdowns on the ground. JOSEPH FUQUA II/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Seton’s Erika LaRosa, right, and Ursuline’s Michele Christy battle for possesson during their Division I regional semifinal game at Lakota East. The Saints senior was a big part of her team’s surprise run deep into the postseason and was named first-team All-GGCL. JEFF SWINGER/THE

Oak Hills junior Lauren Slatten hurls one toward the plate during the regional semifinal game against Fairborn May 23. Slatten led the Lady Highlanders within one game of the state tournament and was named The Enquirer Division I player of the year. TOM



Elder’s Jimmy White rips a single that drove in the game-winning run for the Panthers in their regional semifinal game against Vandalia Butler May 24. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Elder High School’s Rahkim Johnson, left, controls the head of Moeller’s Chalmer Frueauf during their 220 pound championship match at the Division I district tournament. Johnson went on to the state tournament where he finished second in the state at 220. JOSEPH FUQUA II/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Oak Hills’ Brandon Kamp, left, was named the 2012 Delhi Press/Price Hill Press Sportsman of the Year. FILE ART




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

Freshmen First honors: Audrey Acomb, Kylie Albers, Lauren Aug, Stefanie Autenrieb, Abbey Barnette, Jessica Beeler, Mackenzie Beiersdorfer, Madison Beiting, Nicole Bertke, Maria Bianco, Allison Bihl, Madison Briggs, Mara Brown, Julianne Condia, Mary Corey, Terese Dattilo, Kaitlin Devoto, Katherine Drinkuth, Mackenzie Dugan, Kaitlyn Fields, Jordan Fitzpatrick, Olivia Frederick, Taylor Frommeyer, Samantha Gavin, Abbie Hahn, Jessica Hayhow, Nora Hibbard, Meghan Hils, Kayla Hobbs, Allie Holmes, Olivia Jones, Victoria Key, Marcy Klus, Anna Lindle, Ashley Luebbe, Kelly Luebbering, Katherine Macke, AnneMarie McIntyre, McKenna Moehring, Sara Monahan, Samantha Moore, Madison Morgan, Elizabeth Neiheisel, Abigail Nutter, Maureen O’Brien, Shannon O’Connor, Mary Oehler, Hanna Puthoff, Alexandra Reckers, Kayla Rolfes, Sarah Rolfes, Rachel Sebastian, Megan Selby, Rileigh Smyth, Kara Stahl, Rebecca Stemler, Maria Visconti and Sabrina Wall. Second honors: Emma Anglavar, Rachel Auer, Zoey Bass, Sarah Becker, Emily Berning, Erica Bock, Cire Brock, Samantha Camarca, Mackenzie Depenbrock, Rose Driehaus, Brandi Foster, Emily Glatt, Annie Gruber, Lauren Heideman, Sydney Hoffmann, Jennifer Kathmann, Stacey Kramer, Monica Lape, Carly Luken, Allison May, Carley Metzger, Erin Morgan, Alexis Pessler, Emilee Poehner, Erica Pohlman, Cassandra Quitter, Alexandria Raker,

Gabrielle Reiff, Jasmine Reyes, Anna Schoster, Miranda Schuckmann, Alayna Shook, Shannon Smyth, Emma Stock, Kayla Strunk, Sarah Sunderman, Lindsey Taylor, Bailey Timmers, Isabella Timon, Katherine Tope, Dana Wink and Claire Witschger.

Sophomores First honors: Hannah Ammon, Megan Awad, Savannah Bacon, Allison Broderick, Cassandra Bullock, Margaret Busche, Katherine Cole, Maria DiTullio, Gabrielle Doll, Madeline Ernst, Faith Flowers, Jennifer Fohl, Emily Geigle, Libby Gramann, Megan Groll, Ashley Grooms, Sydney Haussler, Molly Henderson, Melissa Henry, Olivia Hess, Laura Hofmeyer, Megan Igel, Amanda Jacobs, Kaitlyn Jacobs, Isabella Jansen, Kalie Kaimann, Shannon Kaine, Allison Kampel, Samantha Kingdom, Emily Klumb, Gabrielle Kraemer, Leigha Kraemer, Kayla Krommer, Abby Lamping, Lauren Lipps, Krista Murphy, Carly Niehauser, Phuong Phan, Victoria Pollack, Allyson Radziwon, Amy Rapien, Jessica Rieskamp, Sydney Riser, Abbigail Sandmann, Suzanne Schultz, Rachel Seaman, Kelly Shields, Haley Sponaugle, Carly Stagge, Margaret Thiemann, Maria Torok, Natalie Ulmer, Maggie Walroth, Cierra Watkins and Brooke Zentmeyer. Second honors: Raina Aull, Allison Bailey, Samantha Biggs, Emma Bohan, Lois Breidenstein, Breanna Brunsman, Courtney Burns, Myela Carson, Grace Davis, Mary DiGiacomo, Shelby Faeth, Hannah Fricke, McKenzie Frommeyer, Celia Garnett, Savannah Geiger, Cassidy Giglio, Kathryn Grace, Julianna Hagarty, Rachel Hale, Andrea Hannan, Emily Hatting, Gabriel Hirlinger, Ashley Hoinke, Amy Hopkins, Lindsey Hub-

bard, Cassandra Johnson, Kourtney Keller, Caroline Klopp, Jenna Kohler, Kelsey Kurzhals, Lindsey Lanzillotta, Jessica Lauber, Lauren Mannix, Natalie Morrison, Madelin Murphy, Anna Nadicksbernd, Megan Nguyen, Laura Nie, Brittany Oestreicher, Anna Ostendorf, Alyse Peck, Alyssa Ramstetter, Alyssa Reiring, Emily Reuss, Samantha Roth, Allison Schmitt, Natasha Stalets, Marisa Stavale, Carmen Sunderman, Olivia Tepe, Melissa Trentman, Alyssa Vest, Emma Voss, Hannah Wegman, Abigail Werner and Alexandria Wilson,

Juniors First honors: Allison Bailey, Molly Beck, Hannah Becker, Megan Bisher, Loretta Blaut, Molly Brauch, Magalynne Browne, Elizabeth Bruewer, Kendall Cappel, Julie Chastang, Allyson Cox, Haley Daugherty, Elizabeth Day, Abigail Felix, Rebecca Freese, Jessica Frey, Kelly Gallagher, Cassidy Gramke, Mikayla Hartoin, Jennifer Healey, Karly Heinzelman, Taylor Hirth, Samantha Hissett, Rachel Hobbs, Charity Jamison, Helena Kaisanlahti, Sarah Kammer, Megan Kelly, Rice Klauke, Julia Kohler, Amy Krumpelbeck, Katherine Lehan, Monica Lepper, Lauren Lind, Alyssa Lyons, Morgan Masminster, Sarah Mellott, Michelle Moehring, Jessica Moses, Katie Nanney, Hannah Nartker, Ashley O’Brien, Colleen O’Connor, Christine Oswald, Rachel Richter, Carley Roberto, Brooke Schleben, Cayla Schmitt, Victoria Scholl, Courtney Schriefer, Sydney Schultz, Samantha Smith, Kirby Sullivan, Jewel Thompson and Chelsea Zang. Second honors: Julie Alder, Alissa Allison, Christine Anneken, Samantha Bedel, Taylor Beiersdorfer, Diana

Bolton, Kaylie Brown, Maria Carroll, Corrine Deutenberg, Marcella Driehaus, Key’Vonya Edwards, Hannah Flickinger, Kirstyn Frank, Maggie Freudiger, Jessica Gilmore, Samantha Goodwin, Ellen Hahn, Margaret Hamad, Victoria Hancock, Katelyn Hembree, Lindsey Hendricks, Alexandra Hoffmann, Katherine Kahny, Olivia Klumb, Lauren Knolle, Kelley Kraemer, Katherine Lobono, Sydney Loebker, Juliana Lucas, Abigail Ludwig-Rollinger, Allison Luebbering, Madison Luebbers, Anna McGowan, Allison Mohan, Taylor Morano, Alexandra Neltner, Lindsey Niehaus, Susan Nussman, Abigail Pace, Samantha Pragar, Eleanor Raker, Courtney Reed, Taylor Richards, Nicole Ruffing, Kelly Sagers, Quinn Scheiner, Olivia Selle, Leanne Shinkle, Sarah Specker, Brianna Studt, Halie Sunderman, Elora Tonnis, Catherine Tuttle, Elena Vonder Meulen, Elizabeth Waite, Olivia Wall, Rachel Watkins, Macy Wauligman, Olivia Wetsch, Christa Woelfel, Laura Wolter and Jessica Wuebbolt.

Seniors First honors: Lindsey Ackerman, Jessica Anevski, Shelby Ashcraft, Melanie Autenrieb, Abigail Awad, Nicole Behler, Amanda Boeing, Morgan Doerflein, Danielle Drinkuth, Jocelyn Evans, Kaitlyn Finfrock, Katarina Gay, Allison Glatt, McKenzie Grace, Elizabeth Griswold, Kelsey Groll, Emily Hayhow, Emily Heine, Sarah Hilvert, Kelli Holwadel, Ashley Jacobs, Hayley Kirley, Kathleen Koch, Grace Laiveling, Margaret Leisgang, Caitlin Lopez, Adelaide Lottman, Jenna Martini, Benedetta Mauro, Laura Mersmann, Holly Meyer, Alexandra

Moehring, Mary Grace Moore, Paige Moorhead, Lindsey Mullen, Kelsey Murphy, Nicole Nie, Pamela Redden, Emily Reiring, Kayla Reuss, Kara Ridder, Samantha Riser, Allison Roell, Madison Rosenacker, Katelyn Schoster, Christina Schultz, Emily Sedler, Laura Sollmann, Anna Stagge, Nicole Stemler, Elizabeth Sunderhaus, Andrea Toth, Sydney Vollmer, Allison Walke, Erin Wanger, Jessica Woeste, Rachel Zieverink and Kourtney Zigelmier. Second honors: Jacqueline Bauer, Jessica Beamer, Hannah Beckham, Ashley Bretnitz, Maria Bruce, Elizabeth Butler, Maureen Carolin, Kimberly Conrady, McKenzie Davis, Lisa Dlima, Lindsey Ehrman, Kristin Eversole, Kaitlyn Feeney, Maura Flanigan, Anna Freudiger, Shelby Fritsch, Carly Gatterdam, Paige Goodin, Emily Gramke, Alison Gruber, Emma Hand, Molly Hartig, Brooke Heideman, Anna Marie Hetzer, Emily Hofmeyer, Kara Hunsche, Karly Hyland, Hannah James, Erin Kane, Nicole Key, Maggie Keyes, Hannah Lanzillotta, Erika LaRosa, Julie Lindeman, Stephanie Little, Sarah Macke, Ashley Makin, Sithandiwe Mamutse, Cheyenne Martinez, Chelsea McAuliffe, Kathleen McCarthy, Meghan McGregor, Marisa Meyer, Stephanie Myers, Jennifer Nguyen, Jenna Niehaus, Emma Nienaber, Colleen O’Brien, Molly Piller, Morgan Quatman, Kara Rattermann, Sydney Roll, Haley Rollison, Christin Rottenberger, Christine Rowland, Stefanie Schwarm, Sara Schwierjohann, Elizabeth Smith, Jaime Smith, Regina Squeri, Rachel Stock, Emma Summers, Maria Svec, Ashley Tettenhorst, Emma Thiemann, Christina Torok, Morgan Vogel, Jaclyn Waller, Rachel Wink and Mara Witsken.

SIDELINES Pitching clinic

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., 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, or e-mail Deadline is Jan 20.

Softball clinics

Oak Hills softball head coach Jackie Cornelius-Bedel and her staff will conduct softball clinics again this winter. The clinics will be run by current and former college and professional players and coaches . The third annual Winter Skills Clinic

will be Feb 2 and Feb 16. The clinic will focus on all areas of fast-pitch softball. Offensive skills to be covered include hitting, bunting, slapping, base running. Defensive areas will focus on both infield and outfield skills. Special drills for pitchers and catchers will also be available. Second through sixth grades are 1:30-3:30 p.m., grades seven to 12 are 4-6 p.m. each day. Clinics will be at Oak Hills High School, 3200 Ebenezer Road.


For registration form see or phone 703-6109.

Baseball signups

Delhi Athletic Association is having baseball signups at Delhi Lodge on Foley Road from 6-8 p.m. on the following dates: Thursday, Jan. 10, Monday, Jan. 21 and Tuesday, Feb. 12.

St. William tournaments The St. William Athletic Association

will have its annual seventh- and eighth-grade boys basketball tournament in the school gym, 4108 W. Eighth St. The tournaments are scheduled every weekend in January. Games run from 6-11 p.m. on Fridays; 5-11 p.m., Saturdays; and 4-9 p.m., Sundays. Admission is $2 for students, $3. for adults and $5 for families. Contact Steve Williams at 203-4991 or visit


Editor: Marc Emral,, 853-6264


Disappointed with attitude

In response to the Dec 12 Price Hill Press Column titled “Hermosa Park revisited”: As proud and happy residents of Price Hill, who walk the streets every day feeling lucky we live in such a beautiful community, we can’t help but agree with Mr. Grawe that it was truly a blow to see the demise of the grand apartment building at Hermosa and West Eight Street. However, as per usual when we read a column from Mr. Grawe, we are disappointed at his stereotyping and judgmental attitude toward Price Hill residents. Jennifer and Bill Brune Price Hill

Seize the academy opportunity

I recently completed a 12week, 30-hour course called Citizens Police Academy in Delhi Township. The course is designed to acquaint the citizens with the inner workings of their police department. The class I attended was the 15th such class that has been sponsored by Delhi Police Department. The class included: traffic laws, DUI detection, use of radar and laser speed detection, firing weapons at the shooting range, use of force, a canine demo, crime scene investigation, interview and interrogation techniques, a tour of the Hamilton County Justice Center, officer-involved shooting, an opportunity to experience an interactive video systems used in training use of lethal force, and a number of many other subjects. We also had an opportunity to meet many of our fine officers during the 12 weeks, since they were our lecturers. I was impressed with the professionalism of these officers and the dedication they projected as they explained their responsibilities and experiences. I feel that I have a much greater understanding of the complexities these men and women face on a daily basis. As a result of this experience I plan to continue on with my training so that I can volunteer in some way to assist the department. I would also like to strongly suggest that if you have a chance to attend a similar class in your community, you seize the opportunity. Robert C. Miller Delhi Township

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Post started as a penny paper




The Cincinnati Post started as a penny paper 1881 and grew into a Scripps-Howard Newspaper chain. It all started in 1881 with Walter and Frank Wellman. As teenagers they worked in newspaper offices in Nebraska. Their eyes were on the overnight success of the Scripps family penny daily in Cleveland, so they opened a penny weekly in Sutton, Neb. But Cincinnati was a boom town where people were making their fortunes, and they wanted to be a part of it. They arrived in Cincinnati in 1880, where they faced fierce competition from the 11 daily newspapers. No other paper focused on the common man and his troubles, or was aimed at the growing numbers of industrial workers. The two brothers opened a small one-room office across from the Mecklenborg & Rosenthal Job Printers in a building at Vine and Longworth streets. The first paper hit the street on Jan. 3, 1881. The four-page paper

successfully came out every day, but made no profit. By March they were broke, and looked for investors. James Scripps Betty from Detroit, Kamuf COMMUNITY PRESS who printed the Detroit Evening GUEST COLUMNIST News bought 60 percent of the paper and sent a business manager to handle finances. The Wellman brothers were now free to pursue the editorial end. The new paper was four pages of local news and gossip. Stories were short and emphasized the local angle. They were successful until they wrote stories about the numbers rackets. They upset racketeer Policy Bill Smith and he hired a Chicago detective to involve Walter in a phony blackmail scheme. The Wellmans were so overwhelmed by the charges and the biased court system, that they

sold their 40 percent interest to the Scripps organization and left town in October 1881. The paper changed its name to the Penny Post. Circulation rose to 13,000 but it wasn’t making a profit. By July, it was losing $1,500 a month. James’s brother E.W. Scripps was a playboy until he suffered a bout with tuberculosis. He decided to reform and bought a 25 percent interest in the paper and took it over. When he studied his competition, he learned the leading papers were 12 pages and emphasized their own interests. As a result E.W. had his staff focus on developing stories, city news, crime and corruption. He also developed rural correspondents that covered places like Home City, Delhi and Fernbank, and put religion in the newspaper. Their expose of government crime, like Boss Cox’s corruption, landed them in court, but they always won. The paper prospered. The name changed to The Evening Post in 1883. In 1890, The Eve-

ning Post became The Cincinnati Post and The Kentucky Post also appeared. The newspaper now took over all the space between 91 and 101 Longworth Street. Employees doubled from 90 to 180 and circulation tripled. By 1900, it was worth $500,000. Before his death in 1926 E.W. Scripps owned 30 newspapers. He was especially proud of his reputation as being honest and courageous and could not be bought. In 1979, The Cincinnati Post entered into a joint operation agreement with The Cincinnati Enquirer. Each paper had their own editorial staff but the paper was printed in the same plant. The agreement never worked, so the Enquirer never renewed it. As a result The Post published its final edition on Dec. 31, 2007. Betty Kamuf is a winner of Griffin Yeatman Award for Historical Preservation. She lives in Sayler Park. You can email her at

Making the most of your donations

‘Tis the season for giving! The holidays are a time for giving thanks and an important time to remember those less fortunate in your community. With so many good causes and organizations out there, how do you pick the right one? Here are some tips on how to make the most out of charitable donations during the holidays and throughout the year: 1) Follow your heart. Pick a charity or non-profit organization you are passionate about. Not only will your donation help the organization, but choosing a cause you deeply care about will make the gift more meaningful to you. 2) Try to have impact. You probably get requests all the time from neighbors, colleagues and even at the grocery store to support local causes and fundraisers. Five dollars or $20 here and there to support your friends and family and their

activities is totally fine as long as it fits your budget. But if you really want to make an impact through charitable Heidi Jark COMMUNITY PRESS giving, pick the top two or GUEST COLUMNIST three charities you care about the most and divide your donation amounts among them. By focusing your donations on a few causes, your money will go further to help those in need. 3) It is OK to say no. No one likes to say no, but it is impossible to support every request you may receive. Be respectful to the organizations you cannot support and let them know honestly that you are contributing to other causes. This will help you prioritize your giving, and it actually will help the non-

profit focus its fundraising efforts on other potential donors. Remember, wasting an organization’s time can be worse than saying no. 4) Do your homework. Besides picking a charity you are passionate about, research the organization. Review its annual report to see how the organization is doing financially and how donations are being used. You also can review financial information for charities through your local Better Business Bureau. 5) Don’t wait until the end of the year. The holiday season is a popular time to donate, but non-profits need support yearround. Consider donating earlier in the year to help organizations offset costs and to help manage your budget before holiday expenses start rolling in. 6) Get the whole family involved. Be an example for your

children. Kids learn how to be charitable by watching their parents, and you can help pass on philanthropic behavior by involving your kids in the giving process. Let them pick the charity or encourage them to donate toys or clothing to a local non-profit to get more involved. 7) Volunteer. Non-profit organizations always need volunteers for programs, services and events. Donating your time will help you gain exposure to the organization you support, and you also can see in action how your donations are being used. Above all else, any way you can support those in need is an important part of helping your community to grow and succeed. Heidi Jark is vice president and managing director of the Fifth Third Foundation Office at Fifth Third Bank.

People move, neighborhoods change A few short years ago at a community gathering, Covedale residents asked themselves, “Should our homes, now historic in age and character, be thought of simply as shelter, or appreciated as art objects? In vogue to the period, windows into the lives of those who preceded us.” Noted, was Jim Grawe the tangible COMMUNITY PRESS evidence of GUEST COLUMNIST how other neighborhoods had declined; inappropriate replacement windows needing to be replaced, vinyl and aluminum siding cracked, buckled, wind torn and faded – glaring examples of how a glut of “maintenance-free home improvement” products, the vanguard of slum landlords, rob homes of their original detailing, character and value. Calling upon our West Side sensibilities we determined that



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The house is the Spanish Colonial home of Kevin McKean and Molly Pace-Scrivener, circa 1929. PROVIDED the best way to increase our property values, and maintain a proper balance of owner occupancy, is to simply preserve and enhance the authenticity and architectural integrity of our homes. At the same time we adopted the garden district identity as a way to draw attention to the attractiveness of our neighborhood. Now, others who embrace a culture of preservation happily plant their roots in the

Covedale Garden District. One such young couple recently contacted the Covedale Neighborhood Association seeking advice. Their home’s beautiful Spanish tile roof was leaking and they were very upset that a “reputable roofer” deemed the roof not salvageable – recommending that it be replaced with a shingle roof, guaranteed for 15 years, at a cost of $10,000. The neighborhood association did some research, which

5556 Cheviot Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45247 phone: 923-3111 fax: 853-6220 email: web site:

led us to a local company that specializes in tile and slate roofs. This story has a happy ending, not only for the homeowners – a $500 repair deemed the roof good for another 80plus years – but for their neighbors, whose property values were also protected as a result. People move. Neighborhoods change. But when a neighborhood embraces a culture of preservation its very name becomes an emblem symbolizing high standards, shared values and a common vision. So change happens for the better – in a gradual, natural and predictable way. To further the preservation movement the Covedale Neighborhood Association has established a relationship with the Cincinnati Preservation Association – to help Covedale residents make informed home-care decisions. Contact us at Jim Grawe is the co-founder of the Covedale Neighborhood Association.

Price Hill Press Editor Marc Emral, 853-6264 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.



Pictured in Myrtle Beach, S.C., with the Delhi Press are, from front left, Jennifer Schulte and Tomi Ashworth; second row, Michael Ashworth, Steve Ashworth and Jan Alcorn.



Pictured on vacation in Myrtle Beach, S.C., are the Schulte family: Kennedy, Jennifer, Kaden, Elyse, Adam and Elliet. PROVIDED



With the weather we have had in the past week or so, we are envious of our readers on vacation. If you are taking a trip, take along you Community Press, snap a photo, and email it to

Delhi Township residents Chris and Denise Petroff enjoyed a working vacation in Maui, Hawaii. PROVIDED.

Marty and Nina Gatherwright are pictured in Central America, where they spent time last winter. PROVIDED.

Covedale resident Allen Moellmann and his daughter Lydia, a resident of New York City, display the Price Hill Press at Machu Picchu. Father and daughter spent a week in Peru exploring Lima and Cusco. They say the visit to Machu Picchu was the highlight of their trip. PROVIDED. Larry Grote took the Delhi Press along on his trip to Las Vegas. Grote is pictured at Caesar’s Palace. PROVIDED.



work. $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

Parenting Classes Growing Up Again, 7-9:30 p.m., Mercy Hospital Western Hills, 3131 Queen City Ave., Fitness Room A. Learn variety of ways to reach your children, balance love with limits and gain confidence as a parent in today’s complicated world. Four-week course held on Thursdays in January. Book and materials provided. $60. Presented by Catholic Charities SouthWestern Ohio. 241-7745. Westwood.

FRIDAY, JAN. 25 Exercise Classes FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; Sayler Park.

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

FRIDAY, JAN. 4 Exercise Classes

On Stage - Theater

FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, 6720 Home City Ave., Full-body workout consisting of weights, cardio and core work. All ages and abilities welcome. $45 per month. Presented by FitChixx. 205-9772; Sayler Park.

Jerry Finnegan’s Sister, 8 p.m., Glenmore Playhouse, $15. 598-8303; Cheviot. Broadway Bound, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

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

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; Green Township.

Exercise Classes Beginners Ashtanga Class, 10-11 a.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Practice gentle progression of postures to ease into a fulfilling Ashtanga practice. $30 for five-class pass. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. 675-2725; Delhi Township.

SUNDAY, JAN. 6 Nature 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.

MONDAY, JAN. 7 Exercise Classes Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Class, 6-7 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Rookie introduction of a progression of Pranayanma (Breathing Tech), focus of gaze (Drishti) and Asanas (postures) leading to a unique practice for each participant. $30 for five-class pass. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. 675-2725; Delhi Township. FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; Sayler Park.


Faith-Based Yoga, 6:45-7:45 p.m., Vineyard Westside Church, 3420 Glenmore Ave., Second Floor Green Room. Faith-based yoga class open to all levels. Free, donations requested. 295-5226; Cheviot.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9 Dance Classes Dance Class, 4:30-8:30 p.m., Douce Dance Studio, 3772 Shady Lane, Dance instructions. Ages 2 1/2-adult. Tap, ballet, jazz/hiphop, gymnastics, baton twirling. $25 monthly. Registration required. 941-0202. North Bend.

Exercise Classes Beginners Ashtanga Class, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, $30 for five-class pass. 675-2725;

SATURDAY, JAN. 26 Exercise Classes Northern Kentucky University Norse play their first NCAA Division I home basketball game at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at The Bank of Kentucky Center, Highland Heights, Ky. Their opponent is Atlantic Sun Conference foe University of South Carolina Upstate. For more information, go to THANKS TO KODY KAHLE, NKU Delhi Township. FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; Sayler Park.

in is mouth. With the news that Jerry Finnegan’s sister is getting married, the time has come for him to make his move. For ages 12 and up. $15. Presented by The Drama Workshop. 598-8303; Cheviot.

Health / Wellness Yoga Back Therapy, 6-7 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Gentle yoga postures to soothe the back. $30 for fiveclass pass or $7 drop-in. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. 6752725; Delhi Township.

SATURDAY, JAN. 19 Exercise Classes Beginners Ashtanga Class, 10-11 a.m., EarthConnection, $30 for five-class pass. 675-2725; Delhi Township.

Music - Acoustic Chuck Brisbin, 7-10 p.m., Tom & Jerry’s Sports Bar, 5060 Crookshank Road, Free. 451-1763; West Price Hill.

On Stage - Theater Jerry Finnegan’s Sister, 8 p.m., Glenmore Playhouse, $15. 598-8303; Cheviot.

Support Groups Western Hills Job Search Satellite Group, 9-11 a.m., Westwood First Presbyterian Church, 3011 Harrison Ave., Community members welcome to learn from and support each other in job-seeking process. Speakers present valuable content about latest in electronic resumes, LinkedIn, effective networking, interview skills, available funding and community resources. Group members provide support and accountability to one another during this stressful time. Free. 6089359. Westwood.

FRIDAY, JAN. 11 Exercise Classes FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; Sayler Park.

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

SATURDAY, JAN. 12 Civic Christmas Tree Recycling Drop Off, Noon-3 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 946-7766; Green Township.

SUNDAY, JAN. 13 Religious - Community A Transformed Life, 1-4 p.m., Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, 5900 Delhi Road, Motherhouse. Provides context within which to understand both the challenges and the blessings of our journey of seeking God and living in a more contemplative way. $50. Registration required. 347-5449. Delhi Township.

MONDAY, JAN. 14 Exercise Classes Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Class, 6-7 p.m., EarthConnection, $30 for five-class pass. 675-2725; Delhi Township. FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; Sayler Park.

Health / Wellness

SUNDAY, JAN. 20 On Stage - Theater Jerry Finnegan’s Sister, 2 p.m., Glenmore Playhouse, $15. 598-8303; Cheviot.

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to 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 and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Five Secrets of Permanent Weight Loss, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Gamble-Nippert YMCA, 3159 Montana Ave., Fitness Room. Lunch and learn. Explanation of metabolism, how sugar and carbohydrates are used and true value of being healthy and fit. Ages 21 and up. Free. Presented by Foundation for Wellness Professionals. 941-0378. Westwood.

TUESDAY, JAN. 15 Exercise Classes Faith-Based Yoga, 6:45-7:45 p.m., Vineyard Westside Church, Free, donations requested. 295-5226; Cheviot.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16 Dance Classes Dance Class, 4:30-8:30 p.m., Douce Dance Studio, $25 monthly. Registration required. 941-0202. North Bend.

Exercise Classes Beginners Ashtanga Class, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, $30 for five-class pass. 675-2725; Delhi Township. FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; Sayler Park.

Health / Wellness Yoga Back Therapy, 6-7 p.m.,

EarthConnection, $30 for fiveclass pass or $7 drop-in. 6752725; Delhi Township.

Music - Acoustic Chuck Brisbin, 7-10 p.m., Tom & Jerry’s Sports Bar, Free. 451-1763; West Price Hill.

Support Groups Western Hills Job Search Satellite Group, 9-11 a.m., Westwood First Presbyterian Church, Vickie Wolfe will speak about resume writing. Free. 608-9359. Westwood.

FRIDAY, JAN. 18 Exercise Classes FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; Sayler Park.

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

On Stage - Theater Jerry Finnegan’s Sister, 8 p.m., Glenmore Playhouse, 3716 Glenmore Ave., Brian has spent his life wrestling with an unrequited “something” for his best friend’s sister. But every time he’s spoken to her, he’s ended up with his foot planted firmly

On Stage - Children’s Theater The Cinderella Files, 11 a.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., In Madcap Puppets’ take on the fairy tale, it’s up to Cinderella’s Fairy Godfather to get her to the ball. $5. Presented by Madcap Puppets. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

On Stage - Theater Jerry Finnegan’s Sister, 8 p.m., Glenmore Playhouse, $15. 598-8303; Cheviot. Broadway Bound, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

SUNDAY, JAN. 27 On Stage - Theater

Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Class, 6-7 p.m., EarthConnection, $30 for five-class pass. 675-2725; Delhi Township.

Jerry Finnegan’s Sister, 2 p.m., Glenmore Playhouse, $15. 598-8303; Cheviot. Broadway Bound, 2 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.




Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Class, 6-7 p.m., EarthConnection, $30 for five-class pass. 675-2725; Delhi Township. FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; Sayler Park.

MONDAY, JAN. 21 Learn the tools and techniques to draw birds to your yard this winter at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at the Fernbank Park Lodge, 60 Thornton Ave. For more information, call 521-7275 or visit FILE PHOTO

Beginners Ashtanga Class, 10-11 a.m., EarthConnection, $30 for five-class pass. 675-2725; Delhi Township.

Exercise Classes

Faith-Based Yoga, 6:45-7:45 p.m., Vineyard Westside Church, Free, donations requested. 295-5226; Cheviot.

Dance Classes Dance Class, 4:30-8:30 p.m., Douce Dance Studio, $25 monthly. Registration required. 941-0202. North Bend.

Exercise Classes Beginners Ashtanga Class, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, $30 for five-class pass. 675-2725; Delhi Township. FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; Sayler Park.

Health / Wellness Yoga Back Therapy, 6-7 p.m., EarthConnection, $30 for fiveclass pass or $7 drop-in. 6752725; Delhi Township.

Music - Acoustic Chuck Brisbin, 7-10 p.m., Tom & Jerry’s Sports Bar, Free. 451-1763; West Price Hill.

Exercise Classes


Faith-Based Yoga, 6:45-7:45 p.m., Vineyard Westside Church, Free, donations requested. 295-5226; Cheviot.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30 Dance Classes Dance Class, 4:30-8:30 p.m., Douce Dance Studio, $25 monthly. Registration required. 941-0202. North Bend.

Exercise Classes Beginners Ashtanga Class, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, $30 for five-class pass. 675-2725; Delhi Township. FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; Sayler Park.

Support Groups

Health / Wellness

Western Hills Job Search Satellite Group, 9-11 a.m., Westwood First Presbyterian Church, Free. 608-9359. Westwood.

Yoga Back Therapy, 6-7 p.m., EarthConnection, $30 for fiveclass pass or $7 drop-in. 6752725; Delhi Township.

THURSDAY, JAN. 24 On Stage - Theater Broadway Bound, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Part three of Neil Simon’s acclaimed autobiographical

Support Groups Western Hills Job Search Satellite Group, 9-11 a.m., Westwood First Presbyterian Church, Sunitha Narayanan will speak about branding yourself through the job search. Free. 608-9359. Westwood.



Rita reviews food trends for 2013 Among the food trends for 2013 are, believe it or not, duck eggs. When we had ducks, the eggs made it to our table in many recipes. According to Bon Appetit, chefs are moving out of the hen house and ditching chicken eggs for Rita their larger Heikenfeld and tastier RITA’S KITCHEN siblings: duck eggs. Restaurants from Venice, Calif., to Cambridge, Mass., are incorporating them into their menu. Some Whole Foods Markets sell them and I have found them at farmers’ markets. This is good news for Bill and Maria Krusling, my sister-in-law Claire’s niece and her family. Maria and Bill have a farm in Albany, Ohio, near Athens, and they have a flock of 450 golden 300 hybrid ducks. Bill and Maria will be selling duck eggs. They also have sheep, cattle, chickens, and herding and sheep dogs. Bill is developing a recipe for high quality raw dog food to sell, as well. With their girls, Rachel and Isabella, they are what I call true “back-to-the-landers” and always have the most interesting, and unique, stories to tell about their way of living. As far as other trends for the new year, chefs are discovering what some of us have used and loved for years, like cauliflower and even grapefruit. Brazilian food made the list (it is influenced by the Portuguese, African, Lebanese

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Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Combine veggies and chicken pieces. Coat lightly with olive oil. Spray a large, shallow roasting pan, big enough for everything to fit in single layer. Chicken should be skin side up. Sprinkle all with coriander/cumin mixture, salt and pepper. Roast, stirring veggies once, until chicken is done and veggies are cooked, about 40-45 minutes. Chicken will be beautifully crisp on top. Serve with pan juices and a couple of lemon wedges to squirt on.

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This roasted chicken and vegetable dish uses warm spices that were mentioned in the Bible, cumin and coriander. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

and German cuisines, so you know it’s good) and so did the spice sumac and DIY yogurt (yep, staples in my Lebanese kitchen). My step-by-step recipe with photos for homemade yogurt is on my blog. As far as technique goes, pan roasting is going to be big. That’s when you start something on top of the stove in an ovenproof pan and finish it off in the oven. More DIY condiments include sriracha, mayo, horseradish and mustard. Gene Goldschmidt, our own mustard and horse-

radish king here in the Tristate, has been elevating these two humble condiments into gourmet treats for a long time. We enjoy eating the more mild horseradish leaves and flowers along with the pungent root. Check out my blog for his tips and recipes along with area vendors.

Roasted chicken, cauliflower and carrots with Bible spices Yummy! For the Northern Kentucky and Delhi

Township readers who wanted more high-heat recipes for chicken and veggies. Adapted from Martha Stewart using two of my favorite Bible spices. I keep tweaking this, sometimes using more coriander than cumin, and vice versa. The coriander has a lemony/ sagey taste and is antiinflammatory. Cumin has an earthy, distinctive flavor and enhances the immune system. Do the sniff and taste test on coriander as it loses its flavor fairly quickly in the pantry. Both carrots and

cauliflower are full of antioxidants, and the chicken is a good protein source. After the dish is done, taste and, if you want, sprinkle on a bit more seasonings. 1 pound carrots, peeled, if necessary, and cut into large chunks 1 nice head cauliflower, about 4 cups florets 2 teaspoons ground coriander and 1 tablespoon cumin mixed together Olive oil About 3 pounds your choice chicken pieces, leave

I found a couple of nice recipes for this and linked them on my blog ( Rachel Jepson Wolf’s recipe uses honey. Erin Wyso’s vegan blog contains one with palm sugar.

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DEATHS Sister Teresa Mary Chiou Sister Teresa Mary Chiou, 97, died Dec. 20 at Mother Margaret Hall. Born in Peking, China, she was a Sister of Charity of Cincinnati for 73 years. After coming to the United States, she worked as a nurse aide in Mother Margaret Hall, Chiou then served as a group mother at the St. Vincent Orphanage in Santa Fe, N.M., and Margery Reed Nursery, in Denver, Colo. In 1964 she began ministering as a licensed practical nurse at St. Joseph Infant and Maternity Home, where she remained for 28 years. Survived by nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother Paul Chiou.

Services were Jan. 2 in the Motherhouse chapel. Memorials to: Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Retirement Fund, 5900 Delhi Road, Mount St. Joseph, OH 45051.

Andrew Clott Andrew David Clott, 56, died Dec. 21. Survived by wife Geralee “Geri” Hunt Clott; children Shannon (Rich) Clifton, Bradley (Holly), Spencer Clott; siblings Michael (Shirley), Paul Clott, Emily (Jeffrey) Clott Alverson; parents-in-law Mary Lou, Eugene Hunt. Preceded in death by parents Eulalia, Edward Clott, sister Rosanne Schulte.

POLICE REPORTS Services were Dec. 27 at St. Teresa of Avila. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: National Kidney Foundation, 30 E. 33rd St., New York, NY 10016 or American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227-1411.

Butch Scherra Louis J. “Butch” Scherra, 75, Delhi Township, died Dec. 24. Survived by sister Alberta Bleha; four nieces and nephews; 12 great-nieces and nephews; five great-great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Louis, Catherine Scherra Services were Dec. 28 at Holy Family. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Holy Family Church Building Fund, 3006 W. Eighth St., Cincinnati, OH 45205.

Bajorek joins Mercy Western Hills William J. Bajorek, MD, has joined Mercy Health - Western Hills Hospital Rehabilitation Unit. Bajorek is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, Ohio Osteopathic Association, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), American Osteopathic College of PM&R, Ohio State Medical Association, Ohio Society of PM&R and Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati. He specializes in electromyography, acute and chronic musculoskeletal dysfunction and inpatient rehabilitation. A graduate of the College of The Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., and Ohio University in Ath-

ens, he served his post-doctoral education residency at the University of Cincinnati Bajorek hospital. Bajorek completed his internship at Grandview Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, and the states of Ohio, Kentucky and Pennsylvania have licensed him to practice medicine. Previously, he worked with Dr. Stephen Heis & Associates and served as medical director of the rehab unit at Mercy Health – Mount Airy Hospital. Bajorek has also served as a staff physiatrist, or rehabilitation physician, medi-

cal director of the Pain Management Center, medical director of in-patient rehabilitation and medical director of the PM&R team at The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health. He has been a CARF program surveyor for rehabilitation units and volunteers as an assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati in the PM&R Department. Bajorek lives in New Richmond with his wife Regina, a speech pathologist, and their son, who is a freshman at Moeller High School. Bajorek’s hobbies include hiking, backpacking and raising chickens. He is a distant relative of Antonin Dvorak, a composer in Bohemia, between 1841 and 1904.



Arrests/citations Sean Littell, 28, 4438 Delhi Road, driving under suspension at 4400 Mayhew Ave., Dec. 11. Joshua A. Mullins, 27, 1265 Rutledge Ave., driving under suspension at 501 Rentz Place, Dec. 12. Kevin McCurdy, 35, 4432 Mount Alverno, driving under suspension at 463 Pedretti Ave., Dec. 12. Timothy Michael Edmund, 30, 5270 Old Oak Trail Apt. 58, driving under suspension at 5200 Old Oak Trail, Dec. 14. Shannon Strunk, 34, 551 Greenwell Ave., driving under suspension at 500 Pedretti Ave., Dec. 15. Deatrice Farmer, 45, 2790 Barnes, driving under suspension at 500 Rosemont Ave., Dec. 15. Anthony M. Couch, 20, 3006 Lehman Road, driving under suspension at 5500 Rapid Run Road, Dec. 15. Doretha Smith, 28, 106 Anderson Ferry Road, driving under suspension at 400 Pedretti Ave., Dec. 15. Anthony Edwards, 23, 6525 Kentucky View Drive, driving under suspension at 4600 Delhi Road, Dec. 16. Donald Roberts, 44, 2 Main St., driving under suspension at 4200 Delhi Road, Dec. 16. Ronnie Roberts, 44, 551 Fairbanks Ave., driving under suspension at 4200 Delhi Road, Dec. 16. Adam Hatfield, 28, 1500 Sherwood Drive Apt. D, driving under suspension at 6800 Rapid Run Road, Dec. 16. James Chalfant, 33, 2240 Margaret St., driving under suspension at 500 Rosemont Ave., Dec. 16. Reginal Massey, 45, 2909 Westknolls Ave., theft at 4958 Delhi Road, Dec. 11. Jamarr P. Prigmore, 27, 586 Claymore Terrace Apt. 3, trespassing at 5328 Foley Road, Dec. 12. Romando D. Sims, 34, 1511 Corvallis Ave., drug offense at 463 Pedretti Ave., Dec. 16. Cordero Warren, 23, 2767 Faber Ave., driving under suspension at 5900 Cleves Warsaw Pike, Dec. 18. Alisha Rineair, 28, 5312 Plover Lane, driving under suspension at 5300 Foley Road, Dec. 18.

The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Delhi Township: Chief Jim Howarth, 922-0060 » Cincinnati District 3: Capt. Russell A. Neville, 263-8300 Kristopher O’Neal Pitts, 25, 1334 Burbank, driving under suspension at 501 Rentz Place, Dec. 19. Ryan M. Bishop, 32, 3433 Bassett Road, Apt. 2, driving under suspension at 4400 Delhi Road, Dec. 21. Alphonso O’Hara, 51, 4269 Fergus St., driving under suspension at 4900 Delhi Road, Dec. 22. Ronnie Strunk, 29, 9158 Orangewood Drive, driving under suspension at 500 Rosemont Ave., Dec. 23. Michelle Dibert, 45, 481 Pedretti Ave., Apt. 1, assault at 481 Pedretti Ave., Dec. 18. Tyler D. Short, 19, 5399 Teaberry Court, drug offense at 4436 Glenhaven Road, Dec. 19. Randy Todd, 19, 567 Morvue Drive, drug offense at 4810 Basil Lane, Dec. 22.

Incidents/reports Assault Victim punched in the side of the head by unknown person at 5080 Delhi Road, Dec. 11. Burglary Unknown person broke into residence and stole $6,000 of silver items at 332 Glenroy Ave., Dec. 18. Unknown person broke into home at 4582 Hillside Ave., Dec. 19. Drug offense Student had controlled substance and razor blade at school at 6345 Rapid Run Road, Dec. 20. Theft Stereo, PS3 and tools stolen from vehicle at 424 Morrvue Drive, Dec. 10. iPhone stolen at 5968 Rapid Run Road, Dec. 10. Various items stolen from vehicle at 5430 Alomar Drive, Dec. 10. Plumbing materials stolen at 4011 Anders Court, Dec. 12. Purse and pills stolen from unlocked vehicle at 5762 Faysel Drive, Dec. 16. DVD player stolen from vehicle

at 284 Brookforest Drive, Dec. 16. Snowman decoration stolen from yard at 652 Corina Drive, Dec. 17. Tailgate stolen from truck at 4958 Delhi Road, Dec. 17. Amplifier stolen from unlocked vehicle at 5400 Bonita Drive, Dec. 19. Bicycle stolen at 514 Rentz Place, Dec. 19.

CINCINNATI DISTRICT 3 Incidents Thefts 4431 Glenway Ave., Dec. 2. 6520 Parkland Ave., Dec. 2. 6831 Gracely Drive, Dec. 3. 707 Elberon Ave., Dec. 3. 780 Wells St., Nov. 30. 824 McPherson Ave., Dec. 3. 856 Beech Ave., Dec. 5. 917 Enright Ave., Nov. 30. 939 Suire Ave., Dec. 3. 972 Kirbert Ave., Dec. 5. 1017 Fisk Ave., Dec. 10. 1120 Elberon Ave., Dec. 8. 1214 Ross Ave., Dec. 13. 3021 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 6. 3211 W. Eighth St., Dec. 9. 3310 Lehman Road, Dec. 13. 3431 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 11. 3536 Glenway Ave., Dec. 10. 3609 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 12. 3609 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 7. 3609 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 7. 3609 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 7. 3717 St. Lawrence Ave., Dec. 11. 3752 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 6. 3920 Glenway Ave., Dec. 11. 4210 Glenway Ave., Dec. 10. 4813 Rapid Run Road, Dec. 10. 5016 Rapid Run Road, Dec. 12. 553 Rosemont Ave., Dec. 11. 553 Rosemont Ave., Dec. 11. 6615 Gracely Drive, Dec. 12. 750 Grand Ave., Dec. 10. 808 Elberon Ave., Dec. 6. Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle 6742 River Road, Dec. 7. Unlawful sexual conduct with a minor Reported on Warsaw Avenue, Dec. 11.

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cently served as director of development as well as foundation liaison to Ballard the College of Education. Ballard previously was the assistant director for alumni and development, as well as the program coordinator for major events at Bowling Green. She has also served as the director of Greek life and leadership at Otterbein College. “We are thrilled that Sue Ballard will be joining our emerging major gifts team at the Mount,” Ragio said. “Her fundraising expertise, proven track record, and her expressed alignment with our mission as a small, liberal arts college grounded in the traditions of the Sisters of Charity made her candidacy truly stand out from an expansive pool of highly qualified candidates. We look forward to introducing Sue to the Greater Cincinnati community and our Mount alumni and friends. She will play an instrumental role on our expert team of advancement professionals.” “Ballard’s experience will enhance our fundraising capacity during a time when the Mount will be implementing an exciting new strategic plan and vision for the future.”



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The Literacy Network’s 2012 Hope Award recipient and former student, Mary Andrews, displays her award and poses with B105’s Chris Carr and Company after sharing how the Adult Literacy Program improved her life. From left are: Jason Statt; Literacy Network President Kathy Ciarla; Chris Carr; Mary Andrews and Jeff “Maverick” Bolen. PROVIDED

Literacy Network hosts Handbags for Hope The Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati is hosting Handbags for Hope at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at the the Cincinnati Club downtown. The evening features a live and silent auction of exquisite new designer and casual handbags, unique raffles, wonderful food, cocktails and entertainment. Maggie Beckmeyer from Auctions by Maggie will get you in bidding spirit. There will be handbags by Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Coach, and one-of-a-kind designer handbag and many more. There also will be a Splitthe-Purse raffle to win a Coach purse or generous cash prize. Purchase tickets for the Abby Girl Sweets Cupcake Reward Raffle to enjoy the best cupcake in town and a chance to win a piece of jewelry from Diamond Rocks. “Everyone will love our new raffle this year called, It’s in the Bag,” said Kathy Ciarla, president of the Literacy Network. “Buy a chance and get a cosmetic

bag, wristlet, or even a designer handbag. Once all bags are sold, we will draw for grand prizes including a Drive the Dream Weekend, courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover Cincinnati, an overnight stay at a downtown hotel and more. “This event is a wonderful way to increase awareness about illiteracy in our city, and make a significant difference for families in our community who struggle with basic literacy. We will recognize honorary chairperson Victoria Butler from Kilgour Elementary for her dedication and work with youth; and we’ll present the Hope Award to an outstanding student. It promises to be a wonderful evening.” Handbags for Hope is made possible by the sponsors including: Empower Media Marketing, Great American Insurance Group, The Holy Grail, Graydon Head, Lasik Plus, Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL, Mercy Health: Dr. Robert Cranley and Dr. Anna Sobolewski, Sanger & Eby and Charitable

Words-Good Stories, Told Well. Complimentary parking courtesy of Busam Nissan is available in Garfield Garage off Ninth Street. Reservations are required and the $50 ticket includes dinner and two drink tickets. To make reservations, donate an item or learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact the Literacy Network at 513-621-READ (7323) or visit The Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati champions the development of literacy in the individual, the family, the workplace, the school and the community by raising awareness, improving access and serving as a catalyst for literacy efforts. The Literacy Network is also the home of Winners Walk Tall, a character building program for youth. All of the programs offered to adults and children are free and funded from private grants, donations and fundraising efforts. For more information, visit

Six Mother of Mercy High School seniors have been named Commended Students in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program. Principal Dave Mueller will present a Letter of Commendation from Mercy and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation to Sarah Bailey, Haley Baker, Ellen Bley, Christina Schmidt, Kelsey Watts and Jenna Zappasodi. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2013 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2013 competition by taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. “Recognizing academically talented students plays a fundamental role in the advancement of educational excellence within our nation,” commented an NMSC spokesperson. “These young women recognized as Commended Students represent some of the best and brightest minds in the country as demonstrated by their outstanding performance in our highly competitive program. We sincerely hope this recognition will provide them with additional educational outlets and motivate them in their pursuit of academic

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Oak Hills has college workshops Oak Hills Local School District and NavTRACS will have the third workshop on College and Career Readiness 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in the LGI Room at Rapid Run Middle School. All students in grades five through 12 and their parents are encouraged to attend to learn more about managing the college admissions process. Monya Wyatt, NavTRACS consultant, will discuss the college admission process from a parent’s perspective. NavTRACS is a local organization whose goal is to help families provide solutions for college funding as well as prepare students for success in college and future careers. For more information please visit: Future career and college readiness workshops include: » Jan. 22: Communication 101: Resume building » Feb. 20: Personal Development 104: Time management: organizing, scheduling, balance » March 20: Personal Development 103: Developing leadership skills » April 16: Communication 102: Interviewing for admissions, internships, and employment » May 8: Finance 101: Introduction to finances: Cash flow planning

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Girl Scout cookie sale starting soon What can a girl do? A world of good. It’s Girl Scout cookie time, and this year is poised to be one of our best years yet. The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girlrun business in the world, and it empowers girls with the strength, abilities and drive they’ll need to become accomplished women who benefit themselves, their family and the world. By participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls develop lifelong skills that increase their self-confidence and add new dimensions to their lives. Through the program, girls are presented opportunities to

learn goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. Additionally, girls help earn their own way and contribute to the troop/group and council support, as all Girl Scout Cookie Program proceeds stay in the community. Beginning Friday, Jan. 4, girls in western Ohio will begin taking Girl Scout cookie orders. Girl Scouts of Western Ohio will be offering customers a selection of the best-selling Girl Scout cookies – Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos and Savannah Smiles. Additionally, there is new packaging for all cookie

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‘Jekyll and Hyde’ will be in Price Hill The timeless themes in Robert Louis Stevenson's classic horror novel are explored in the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Off the Hill production of “The Travelling Jekyll And Hyde Show,” by playwright Russell Davis. It will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday Jan. 18, at Prospect House, 682 Hawthorne Ave. Tickets are $3 each and can be purchased at the event,, and can be reserved by calling 921-1613 and leaving your name. The show is recommended for age 11 and older. “The Travelling Jekyll And Hyde Show” tells the story of a tiny touring thea-

ter attempting to tell the story of the infamous scientist who learns to split his good side from his evil one. Unfortunately, the three actresses are sabotaged at every turn by a domineering director. As the women in the company slowly take control of the story, they also learn to take control of their lives. Phillip Ray Guevara (Nigel Entwickle), Suzanne Sefinatu Ayoka Blunk (Chantal Baboot) and Heather Petersen (Lady Peggy Dill) from the Playhouse’s Bruce E. Coyle Intern Company will appear in the production. Margaret Ivey, from last year’s Bruce E. Coyle Intern Com-

pany, will play Penny Twinkling. Playhouse education director Mark Lutwak will direct. Other members of the production team include Kenton Brett (set designer), Daryl Harris (costume designer), Anna Goller (props designer) and Sydney Kuhlman (stage manager). “The Travelling Jekyll And Hyde Show” will also tour schools (grades six through 12) from Jan. 22 through Feb. 22. For more information about the Playhouse's education and outreach programs, contact the Education Department at 513-345-2242 or visit

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