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Overseas research

A Cincinnati Christian University professor is spending a few months in Palestine working on pottery collections stored there. He’s on an Educational and Cultural Affairs Junior Research Fellowship. – FULL STORY, A3

The best

Sports reporter Tony Meale discusses his top five football players from last season. Elder’s Ben Cafaro was his top player because he’s good at four different positions. – FULL STORY, A6

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Theater offers after school program

By Kurt Backscheider

How to sign up

Children who have an interest in the theater can get a taste of what it takes to entertain audiences through an after-school program offered by the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts. The West Side theater and performing arts venue is once again hosting its After School Drama Program for young performers ages 10 to 13. “We start out with the basics of acting, and then we get right into it and the kids start rehearsing and learning how to construct a performance,” said Allison Hinkel, a senior theater student at Northern Kentucky University who is the lead instructor for the program. “We have such a great time.” Hinkel, a Mother of Mercy High School alumna who is on the Covedale staff as a performer, stage manager and box office assistant, said the six-week drama program begins this March. She said this is the fifth time the Covedale has presented the program. She said she’s been involved with the program since its inception, and this is the first time she is serving as its lead instructor. She looks forward to working with the students and bringing in a wide variety of guest speakers, such as musicians, dancers, technical directors and costume designers, to show the children there are many aspects to the theater in addition to acting, she said.


The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts will once again offer its After School Drama Program for young performers. The program, which begins Tuesday, March 8, is open to children ages 10 to 13. Last year’s instructor Chris Stewart, left, is seen here going over some rehearsal notes with last year’s group of performers. “There is a whole big world out there in terms of the theater,” Hinkel said. “They get a well-rounded idea of what all goes on in a theater.” Jennifer Perrino, business manager at the Covedale, said the classes will encompass acting, improvisation, theater skills and a final performance on the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts stage. She said classes are an excellent preparation tool for young performers who want to audition for the award-winning Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre teen program, or audition for regular sea-

son shows at the Covedale when they are old enough and when age appropriate roles are available. Perrino said Emma Greer will assist Hinkel in teaching the program. Greer is a Cincinnati native who earned a theatre arts degree from Boston University. Perrino said Greer has lived and performed in Boston, New York City, Dublin, Ireland and Cincinnati, and she teaches acting, drama and creative writing at Cincinnati’s Musical Arts Center when she’s not working in the Covedale’s box office. “Emma is thrilled to have

By Heidi Fallon

A group of students from Our Lady of Victory are heading to Atlanta to sing in the act in the Junior Theater Festival. They will perform a 15-minute scene from “Seussical the Musical.” – FULL STORY, A2

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The Delhi Township Kroger store is being honored by the Delhi Township Veterans Association for its support of the group and its Veterans Memorial Park memorials. In a Jan. 27 ceremony at the Delhi Road store, Kroger manager Ray Brown, along with other employees, will be presented with the association’s Medal of Honor, a proclamation and a framed picture of the Wall of Honor. Kroger helped boost the association’s coffers by providing both space and food for its fundraisers. “They give us all the food, right down to the propane for the grills, when we have our cook-outs,” said Don Osterfeld, association commander and a 50-year Kroger employee. “Without them, we wouldn’t have been able to accomplish all that we have.” Karen Sittason, human resources for the store, said what Kroger does for the veterans is more than just a corporate guideline. “We want to have a relationship with the community and the

recently joined the Covedale staff as a box office assistant and is honored to be contributing to the Covedale’s after school program,” Perrino said. Hinkel, who was a member of the Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre and has been a children’s theater instructor for four years through the TheatreWorks program, said the Covedale’s program not only provides children a wealth of knowledge and experience in theater, but it also allows them to have a lot of fun. “The kids are fun to watch,” she said. “They are hilarious to work with and they surprise you a lot, in a good way.”

Urban ecovillage giving tours

Vets honor Kroger for support Acting up

The After School Drama Program at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts begins Tuesday, March 8, and runs through Saturday, April 16, with a final performance at 2 p.m. that is free and open to the public. Classes take place from 4:15-5:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday for six weeks. Classes are in the rehearsal studio located in the new backstage addition to the Covedale, 4990 Glenway Ave. Tuition for the program is $175 per child. The target class size is 25 participants, and admission to the program is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration is now open and available until Tuesday, March 1. For more information, or to register, call the Covedale at 2416550 or visit www.cincinnatilandmark


Delhi Township Kroger manager Ray Brown, seated, gets a preview of the framed photo his store will be presented by the Delhi Township Veterans Association. Along with the photo, held by Don Osterfeld, association commander, the store is getting a Medal of Honor. Also pictured are, from left, Jeff Lefler, association secretary; Karen Sittason, Kroger human resources; and Howard Brinkdoepke, association vice commander. veterans group is so passionate about what they do,” she said. “I am always amazed at how the community supports the veterans, as well. I have seen people get a hot dog at one of the cookouts and hand a veteran a $10 bill.” Jeff Lefler, association secretary, said since the veterans group formed five years ago, Kroger’s support has equated to the group amassing $20,000 in donations. The association relies solely on donations to fund the memorial and the six walls that, to date, have 2,022 engraved names on six walls. “That $20,000 is equivalent to 615 engraved veteran names or two of the granite wall panels of the Wall of Honor monument,”

Lefler said. “It is only fitting to award the Delhi Kroger store the highest award the DTVA can give, which is our medal of honor to recognize the charity it has bestowed on the Delhi Township Veterans Association over these past five years.” Lefler said the medal of honor has been give to three others – Jack Ryan, Lefler and Osterfeld. “While we want it to be a place of honor and pride, the walls and the memorial are more than just six walls with names engraved in the granite,” Lefler said. “It’s a place that provides healing for families. For each name, there are so many others related to that veteran.” For more on your community, visit

Interested in learning how to improving your quality of life while reducing your impact on the earth? Tour the “Tourists” are Enright Ridge asked to pay Urban Ecovil$10 for the lage, 700 Enright Ave., tour or to from 9 a.m.11 a.m. Sat- volunteer in the eco-village. urday, Jan. 22, to see rain gardens, solar installations, energy-sensitive renovations and learn about the ongoing urban farm project. Members of the Ecovillage’s Community Supported Agriculture Project will be involved in a range of activities in the greenhouse, from sorting and test-germinating seeds to planning for the next growing season. The Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage is a thriving community working together to “green” local housing options and create more sustainable lifestyles. “Tourists” are asked to pay $10 for the tour or to volunteer 11⁄2 hours in the eco-village. Contact Jim Schenk at 921-1932 to make a reservation and details of where to gather on Enright Avenue.

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News BRIEFLY Elder sports stag

The 35th annual Elder Alumni Sports Stag is set for Tuesday, Feb. 15. This year’s featured speaker is University of Cincinnati head football coach Butch Jones. Tickets are $50 per person, or $125 for a special cocktail party with Jones and other celebrities. Cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The program begins at 8 p.m., and social follows until 11 p.m. For more information, visit or contact the Elder alumni/development office at 921-3744.

Face the challenge


Surrounding their music, drama and theater teacher Kristie Beasley-Jung are, from left, Kalie Kaimann, Angie Lobono and Michael Ashley. The Our Lady of Victory eighth-graders are among a group of 18 students invited to compete in a national theater program in Atlanta this month.

OLV students heading to Atlanta theater competition By Heidi Fallon

A group of 18 talented Our Lady of Victory students are on their way to Atlanta Jan. 14. They have been invited to participate in the Junior Theater Festival, billed as the world’s largest musical theater festival dedicated to elementary and middle school students. It is presented by Music Theatre International and produced by iTheatrics and Atlanta’s Theater of the Stars. The 2011 Festival will

bring together more than 1,800 students, teachers, and Broadway professionals to raise their voices in celebration of on-stage and backstage excellence in musical theater. “We’re so excited,” said Kristie Beasley-Jung, music, drama and theater teacher at OLV. She’s preparing the students in grades 6-8 for the 15-minute scene they’ll be performing from “Seussical the Musical.” “I’m confident we’ll be able to showcase the talents and abilities of the students,” Beasley-Jung said.

“They are a truly talented group.” Kalie Kaimann, an eighth-grader, shares her teacher’s optimism. “I really don’t get nervous on stage," she said. “You have to have that confidence and, once you’re in front of an audience, you really try to focus on entertaining them. It’s easy to forget about being nervous when you’re performing.” Along with Kaimann, the group of OLV performers are: • Michael Ashley, • J.C. Burg, • Ryan Smith,

• Jay Quitter, • Jordan Licata, • Sammi DiTullio, • Lizzy Puttman, • Savannah Boeppler, • Abby Zureick, • Erin Morgan, • Julie Deye, • Dana Wink, • Angie Lobono, • Christina Diersing, • Allison Seissiger, • Karly Hofmann and • Kelsey Finn. Once they leave the Atlanta stage, the students will be heading back to continue rehearsals for their spring musical production of “High School Musical 2.”

Price Hill residents are invited to come up with ideas for Price Hill Will’s $40K Challenge. The challenge is an innovative process in which $40,000 will be invested in East and West Price Hill with the goal of engaging and empowering citizens to create worthwhile community projects that achieve a lasting and broad impact, empower citizens from the entire community, connect leadership more inclusively and build on the assets of Price Hill. Residents will come up with project ideas, work together to refine them and make funding proposals that will be voted on by entire community. Anyone who would like to join a team of residents working on a project idea, or would like to submit a project idea can contact Kara Ray at or 2513800, extension 101.

Office hours

State Rep. Denise Driehaus (D–31st District) will be have January Office Hours 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at Corner BLOC Coffee, 3101 Price Ave. Everyone is welcome to stop by to say hello, share their opinions and concerns, or request assistance with casework.

Party with paddles

The Mother Seton Knights of Columbus Ladies’ Auxiliary will have a Paddle Party 79:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, at the Knights Hall, 4109 W. Eighth St., across from St. William Church. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., bidding begins at 7 p.m.. Bring any New Year’s item (horn, noisemaker, party hat) and get a free basket raffle ticket. Bring a friend and be entered into the Paddle Queen


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contest and you could bid for free. Vendors include Lia Sophia, Celebrating Home, Tupperware, Mary Kay, Tastefully Simple and others. You can also place orders, book a party or purchase items. Split the Pot and basket raffle chances will be sold. Soft drinks and desserts available. Proceeds from this event will go to Healthy Moms & Babes, a local charity that serves the west side. For details, contact Cathy Lanzillotta at 482-0963 or email at

Giving thanks

The Women’s Connection is thanking the community for the support it received in 2010, allowing the organization to serve more than 2,700 individuals. Aimee Shinkle, development and marketing coordinator for The Women’s Connection, said generous support from donors has helped make positive impacts on peoples’ lives in a variety of ways. Girls ages 8 to 14 participated in the center’s Girls Club & Girls Life after school programs, and high school girls participated in organization’s monthly Girls Night In workshops. Women came together in the spirit of camaraderie and friendship to learn new skills through sewing, scrapbooking and quilting programs. Shinkle said their social workers provided support, education and referrals to the many people who called or walked into the center every day, and hundreds of individuals worked on their job search by using the center’s computer, phone and faxing services. In addition, Hispanic women participated in bimonthly meetings that included educational, cultural and enrichment activities, and many women received support and hope through the organization’s alcoholics anonymous support group and domestic violence survivor’s support group.

Preschool open

St. John’s Westminster Preschool’s community registration for the 22011-2012 school year begins at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at the school, 1085 Need Road. Classes are available for 2 year olds through pre-kindergarten. For more information, call 922-2703 or go to www.

Business meeting

Doug Bolton, publisher of the Cincinnati Business Courier, will be the speaker at the next Western Economic Council meeting, Friday, Jan. 21, at Twin Lanterns Banquet Center, Harrison Ave., Green Township. RSVP to Bob Polewski at or Tony Rosiello at

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Library celebrates life of Martin Luther King This January, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County will honor the life and the dream of America’s greatest champion of racial justice, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Locations throughout Hamilton County will celebrate MLK Day with art, music, stories, songs, and more. For a complete list of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day programs at your local Library, go to

Area branch libraries celebrations include: Green Township Branch Library, 6525 Bridgetown Road, 369-6095 – Bring Dr. King’s legacy to life with stories, crafts, and activities at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17. Families are encouraged to attend together. Ages 6-12. Registration is required. Sponsored by the Kersten Fund. Groesbeck Branch Library, 2994 W. Galbraith Road, 3694454 – MLK Movie Day: Celebrate

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday with a movie. Watch “Our Friend Martin,” featuring the voices of Whoopi Goldberg and James Earl Jones, and enjoy free food and drinks at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17. Ages 5-12. Sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library & the Kersten Fund. Mount Healthy Branch Library, 7608 Hamilton Ave., 369-4469 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration: Martin Luther King, Jr. stories and crafts at 3 p.m. Mon-

day, Jan. 17. Ages 5-12. Sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library. North Central Branch Library, 11109 Hamilton Ave., 369-6068 – Dream with Martin: eighth annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration and Balloon Launch at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17. Ages 12 and under Sponsored by the Kersten Fund Learn more about King with Biography Resource Center. This online database in the library’s

collection offers biographical information about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other heroes in the arts, sciences, business, politics, sports, government, and history. In addition to biographical sketches, you’ll also find audio and video clips as well as photos. Use your library card and PIN (usually the last four digits of your phone number) to access the Biography Resource Center at

Retired colonel discusses ‘Thumbs up’ book


Col. Dean Smittle to discuss his new book at Main Library downtown at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15.

For nearly a decade you may have heard Col. Dean Smittle every weekday morning at 7:55 a.m. on Jim Scott’s 700 WLW-AM morning radio show offering his commentaries on current events and military briefings. You may have also seen him provide military analysis on WCPO-TV9’s “Good Morning Tristate.”

Now you can meet the colonel in person at the Main Library at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, as he discusses his new book, “Thumbs Up America: Americans at War, 2010 A Brief History,” and presents a slideshow in the Huenefeld Tower Room. Books will be available for sale and signing following the program.

A retired Air Force colonel with military experience that spans several decades in two branches of service, the Army and Air Force, Smittle not only focuses on military news, he reminds us all of the sacrifices being made by those serving in the armed forces for our great country. Smittle’s lectures, like his radio briefings, change

often to reflect the news of the day. He scans newspapers, news magazines, and specialty publications such as Defense News and Foreign Affairs and searches the Internet looking for information others would miss Smittle, who lives in Delhi Township, is also the

local representative and spokesman for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which provides scholarship funds for children of Special Operations personnel killed in combat. For more about your community, visit township.

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Professor in Palestine on research project Mark Ziese, a professor of Old Testament and Archeology for Cincinnati Christian University in Price Hill, leaves for Palestine this week to begin a prestigious semester-long fellowship awarded by the U.S. State Department. Ziese, of Petersburg, Ky., received the Educational and Cultural Affairs Junior Research Fellowship, a merit-based post-doctorate award. While abroad, Ziese will be working closely with the Israeli Department of Antiquities and the Palestinian Institute of Archaeology on pottery collections stored in Palestine. His research is scheduled to be presented in lecture form to Al Quds University in Jerusalem and to the community of American archaeologists in Jerusalem, and then later published. Ziese will primarily be focused on a project that he has been working on since

it will require the careful cooperation of the Israeli and Palestinian archaeological communities,” said Ziese. Selection of fellowship award winners was made on the State Department’s behalf by a committee of scholars from the W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem. This 100-year old institute will be home for Ziese and his wife, Vicki, while in PROVIDED.

Mark Ziese, a professor of Old Testament and Archeology for Cincinnati Christian University, leaves for Palestine week of Jan. 9 to begin a prestigious semester-long fellowship awarded by the U.S. State Department. doing his doctoral studies. “I will be publishing Early Bronze Age pottery dug up in the 1960s at Tell Taannek. It is kept in storage in Palestine. Completing

Deadline this week for Sells scholarship In conjunction with the annual Career Women of Achievement awards, the YWCA also awards the Mamie Earl Sells Scholarship to an outstanding African-American female high school senior entering a post-secondary institution. Established in 1993, the Mamie Earl Sells Scholarship fund honors the memory of the late Sells for her commitment and service to the YWCA and the community. Factors evaluated by the scholarship committee include academic record, ability to overcome hardship, high school class rank, ACT and/or SAT scores, application of special talents, involvement in extracurricular activities, and community service. Mamie Earl Sells was committed to young people, promoting programs that encouraged them to expand and improve their personal lives and career opportunities. Personally committed to the YWCA during the last decade of her life, Mamie played a leadership role in

developing the Salute to Career Women of Achievement Awards. This scholarship award honors Mamie’s philosophy that we must “lift as we climb” – acting as role models to the young women of today and tomorrow. To learn more or to obtain an application form, go to YWCA website at or call 513-241-7090. Applications must be received by Friday, Jan. 14. Scholarship finalists receive not only a financial award but will have a oncein-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with our area’s most successful career women, as the scholarship is presented at the YWCA Career Women of Achievement luncheon. This year’s 32nd annual luncheon will be May 19 at the Duke Energy Center. All of the recipients will be recognized at a private tea in April held at the YWCA building in downtown Cincinnati, when the two runners-up and the seven honorable mentions will be presented.


Jerusalem from January through the end of May. They will join other researchers there working on projects in Near Eastern study that range from prehistoric to the early Islamic periods. The State Department award is designed to encourage mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by means of educational and cultural exchange.

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Hannah Friskney and Christina Zoellner were named to the fall semester at the University of Evansville.


Ana Diaz has accepted a Dean's Award from Xavier University. Diaz is a 2010 graduate of Withrow International High School, where she was president of her senior class and of the school's League of United

Latin American Citizens chapter. The daughter of Jessica and Carlos Diaz of Delhi Township, she plans to major in international business. All incoming freshmen are evaluated for Xavier’s Trustee and Presidential Scholarships, and the Dean’s and Schawe Awards. Award levels vary.

SCHOOL NOTES Seton High School

Sophomores Lindsey Ackerman, Katarina Gay and Sydney Vollmer have been chosen to be student ambassadors at the 2011 Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference.

They wrote essays explaining the most rewarding and challenging aspects of being a leader, and those essays were judged by a panel of Seton teachers and staff. The students will visit Wright State University June 16 through June 19 to engage in community service and

develop leadership skills. The Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference was founded in 1958 to help young people develop leadership and community service skills. The conference is held throughout the United States each year.


Girls on the Run

Participants in Dater Montessori’s Girls on the Run program ran in the program’s fall 5k in honor of Isabella Battle, who is fighting acute myelogenous leukemia. Girls on the Run is a character development program that teaches life lessons and fitness skills to help girls navigate through their challenging pre-teen years, provide the tools and set a solid foundation for a positive teenage life and beyond. Pictured from front left are Elizabeth Allen, Jayda Norris, Olivia Reilmann, Isabella Battle and Camille Pasley; second row, Cierra Carter, Abby Hutzel, Kortne McCoy, Malak Alawi, Chloe Guthrie, Mirical Knight, Jamela Johnson and Charlie Waddle.


Getting ready

After stopping to extend season’s greetings at Elder, Santa (teacher, David Buetsche) and Rudolph (Alex Anderson) plan their next stop.

Showing off their medals are, from left, Olivia Reilmann, Chloe Guthrie, and Abby, Madeline and Jessica Hutzel.

Elizabeth Allen gets her hair painted pink before the big race.


Spelling champ

After 10 rounds of competition, fifth-grader Barkley Haneberg-Diggs beat 39 opponents to earn the title of St. Dominic School Spelling Bee Champion. Seventh-grader Rachel Sebastian took second place and eighth-grader Olivia Hess was third. Haneberg-Diggs now moves on to the next level of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Pictured from left are Principal Bill Cavanaugh, Barkley Haneberg-Diggs, Rachel Sebastian and Olivia Hess.

Veterans honored

Students at St. Aloysius on the Ohio School in Sayler honored the veterans in their community with a special musical salute on Veterans Day. Students from all grades sang patriotic songs, including the service songs, “The Star Spangled Banner,” “America the Beautiful” and “God Bless America.” As the students sang each service song, eighth-graders presented the flag for that branch of the service. Pictured are veteran Earl Ostertag with his grandchildren Jobie Neidenbach and Faith Ostertag.

Jayda Norris and her dad, Jason Kelly, cross the finish line.


Digital paper

Mount Notre Dame High School has launched the digital version of its student newspaper, PawPrints. The staff held a launch party and gave faculty, staff and parents the chance to take a first look. More than 180 members of the MND community gathered in the school’s media center to log on to the site and read the articles the staff had posted. Topics ranged from movie and restaurant reviews to tips on getting into the college of your choice to responsible behavior with social networking. In the first 24 hours, PawPrints had nearly 6,500 hits. Pictured from front left are PawPrints staff members Alexis McDonell of Liberty Township, Autumn Kunkel of Dillonvale and Erin Vannatta of Loveland; second row, Gabby West of Mason, Kara Driscoll of Sharonville, Leticia Mejia of Mount Healthy, Morgan Collier of Reading, Ellie Sennett of Liberty Township, Kate Dexter of Sayler Park and Hannah Gerth of Forest Park.



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Tyler McNally, left, 16 months, of Monfort Heights, and Charlotte Cummings, right, 15 months, of Covedale, grab instruments from a box to play music during Time for Ones.

Jessica Spitler sings while her daughter, Bella, 2, of Western Hills, plays instruments at the Delhi branch library.


Library time

Tom Lipps plays instruments with his daughter, Sarah, 2, of Delhi, during Time for Ones, held every Monday at the Delhi branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, 5095 Foley Road. During the session, children sing songs, play music, practice rhythm, play instruments, and listen to a story or two.

AValerie Siebel, left, gestures as if pulling a horn on a bus with her children Carson and Claire, of Delhi Township, during Time for Ones.

The Time for Ones group prepares for “Ring around the Rosey,” at the Delhi branch library.

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The group plays and dances during Time for Ones, at the Delhi branch library, 5095 Foley Road.

Hellen Scharff, center and her children Joshua, center front, 23 months, Jacob, left, 23 months, and Jade, 3 years, all of Price Hill, sing and clap during Time for Ones.

Aubrey Laib, 21 months, of Western Hills, takes a front row seat to listen to a story read by Children’s Librarian Kathy Born, during Time for Ones.

If you have information please contact Kay Reeves at Gordon & Reeves LLP, 1-800-343-9167.


Jessica Spitler holds her daughter, Bella, 2, of Western Hills, as they listen to a story during Time for Ones, held every Monday at the Delhi branch library.

Home Heating Help Applications are available for Ohio’s Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). The program helps low-income Ohioans pay heating bills. Income example: Up to $21,660 a year for a single person ($29,140 a year for couples). Seniors can get applications and help completing forms by calling the number for their county.

Clermont County: (513) 732-2277 (option 3) Hamilton County: (513) 721-1025




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HIGH SCHOOL | YOUTH | Editor Melanie Laughman | | 248-7573



My top 5 football players of 2010

Who were the top five football players I saw in 2010? That, my friends, is a tough question – especially since my beats include the likes of Colerain, St. Xavier, Elder and La Salle (not to mention about a dozen other schools). But I’ll do my best. Here goes:

1) Ben Coffaro, Elder (RB/WR/QB/KR/PR)

Go ahead. Get it out of your system. I’ll wait. “How can the best player you saw this year play for a losing team?” (Crazy, isn’t it?) “Come on! You’re stupid!” (It’s possible). “You went to Elder!” (No, I didn’t). That’s right, folks. If I were drafting a high school football team with 2010’s crop of players, Coffaro is my first pick. Why? Because the kid does everything. He was a running back, a wide receiver, a kick returner, a punt returner and even worked out of the Wildcat. I’m not saying he’s the best in the city at any of those positions, but he’s darn good at all of them. Coffaro also had the best individual game I saw in 2010. In the first game of the year in the Crosstown Showdown against Winton Woods, Coffaro had 358 all-purpose yards (90 rushing, 137 receiving, 114 on kickoffs and 17 on punts) in a 38-21 win that was much closer than the final score indicates. Coffaro had a 4-yard touchdown reception to give the Panthers a 6-0 lead, a 50-yard touchdown reception to pull them to within 13-12 before halftime and a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to open the third quarter. Elder took it from there. Coffaro’s next best game? Maybe the last one of his preps career. Facing unbeaten La Salle at The Pit in late October, Coffaro had career-highs in carries (41) and rushing yards (170) – not to mention two touchdowns (one rushing and one receiving) – and helped Elder, which trailed 14-0, come away with a 31-

BRIEFLY First team

Thomas More College football players and Elder High School graduates, junior defensive end Jay Volker, Sophomore line back Nick Gramke and sophomore defensive back Zach Autenrieb were recently named to the All-President’s Athletic Conference first team. Volker has 40 tackles (23 solo, 17 assisted), including 14 for a loss of 69 yards and a team-high nine sacks for a loss of 48 yards. Gramke leads the team in tackles with 64 (31 solo, 33 assisted), including five and a half for a loss of 18 yards and two sacks for a loss of 13 yards. Autenrieb has 30 tackles (18 solo, 12 assisted), a teamhigh eight interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown and also has one fumble recovery. Elder product Kevin Naltner, a sophomore offensive lineman, was named to the

28 overtime win. This year, Coffaro, who at 5-7 was the shortest player in the GCL-South to Tony Meale earn allReporter’s league honNotebook ors, led Elder in carries with 257 (no one else had more than 52) and rushing yards with 907 (no one else had more than 86). He was also second in receptions (31) and receiving yards (324) and first in touchdown receptions (four). Coffaro’s most telling stat? He scored 13 of his team’s 25 touchdowns. You don’t get much more valuable than that. Holy Cross just got itself a mighty fine player.

2) Tyler Williams, Colerain (QB)

If I had to describe Williams in one word, it’d be electric. The kid’s stats were just gaudy. Nearly 2,200 total yards. 31 touchdowns. 8.4 yard per carry. That’s just silly. If I had two words to describe Wiliams, it’d be consistently electric. He had triple-digit rushing yards in nine games this season – and between 143 and 161 rushing yards in five of them. Even more impressive, he’s someone who could hurt you wish his legs and his arm; Williams had at least one passing touchdown in nine of 12 games, and his touchdown-to-interception ratio was 11:1. He had no picks after Week 1 and no turnovers after Week 7. An undefeated regular season and an 11th consecutive GMC title were pretty impressive as well. And, like Coffaro, Williams is just 5-7. Sometimes the intangibles are just as important as the tangibles. When you’ve got a teammate that short doing things that big, the no-nonsense, go-all-out attitude becomes contagious. Williams will be a specialteams dynamo at Akron.


Oak Hills High School senior running back Tommy Konkoly absolutely rewrote the Highlanders’ record book this past season.

3) Steven Daniels, St. Xavier (LB)

If you didn’t know who Steven Daniels was before this season, you know who he is now. Playing one of the most rigorous schedules in America, Daniels collected 16.0 sacks in a nine-game regular season and had, according to an unofficial tally, 18.0 for the year. How impressive is that? Let me put it to you this way: I caught five St. X games this year, and I didn’t see any player on any team in the city more dominant at any position than Daniels was at linebacker. The only player I saw who came close was Colerain senior linebacker Andrew Smith, who led the GMC with 10.0 sacks. Aside from Smith, Daniels was in a class all his own. That Daniels excels at rushing the passer is an obvious statement. I’ve heard some grumbling about his run-stuffing stoutness, but St. X led the entire GCL in rush defense by a lot (the Bombers gave up just 101.9 rushing yards per game; La Salle was second with 117.3, while Alter came in third around 140). I’d like to think Daniels, the leader of the defense, had something to do with that.

Plus, in the regional semis against Colerain, Daniels made a touchdown-saving tackle on Tyler Williams. I expect Daniels, who was GCL-South CO-Player of the Year with La Salle’s Andrew Kummer, to make an immediate impact at Boston College.

4) Matt Woeste, La Salle (WR)

If I told you a Lancer would be in my top five, I bet you would’ve guessed Kummer, who led the GCL in passing yards (2,288) and passing touchdowns (26). And when I said it wasn’t, I bet you would’ve guessed Rodriguez Coleman, who led the GCL in receiving yards (914) and receiving touchdowns (14). Nope. Woeste it is. I said Coffaro was the most versatile, I said Williams was the most electric, I said Daniels was the most dominant. Well, Woeste was the most clutch. Let’s go back to Week 7. October 8. St. X at La Salle. “King of the Road” game. The Lancers led 14-3 late in the third quarter, but St. X kept hanging around. Eventually, the Bombers went up 17-14 with 6:51 remaining in the fourth quarter. At that point, many people would assume

that St. X (a program that has been there, done that) would close the deal; after all, La Salle, the preseason pick to win the GCL-South, hadn’t won even a share of the conference crown since 1995. The Lancers would fold, right? Wrong. On the first play – yes, the first play – off La Salle’s next drive, Woeste beats his man and hauls in a 67-yard touchdown reception to give his team a 21-17 lead. The Lancers took it from there. Fast-forward to Week 10. La Salle, seeking its first undefeated regular season in school history, hits the road for a game with Elder, which, with a win, might make the playoffs. Yup. Let me rephrase that. It’s do-or-die. For Elder. At The Pit. On Senior Night. Let’s just say I’ve seen tamer preps settings in my day. But the thing is, Woeste didn’t seem to notice. He made catch after catch in the first half, including a 6-yard touchdown reception to give La Salle a 14-0 halftime lead. Woeste had to leave the game with a shoulder injury in the second quarter, but eventually he returned. Elder’s offense, however, came alive in the second half, and the Panthers took a 28-21 lead with 2:26 left in the fourth quarter. Then Woeste did his thing. Just 74 seconds later, he scored on a 28-yard touchdown catch to tie the game at 28-28 with 1:12 remaining. Elder went on to win 31-28 in overtime, but Woeste had one of the best games I saw this year, finishing with a careerhigh 10 catches for 152 yards and two touchdowns. It’s not what plays you make. It’s when you make them. With his team trailing its two fiercest rivals in the fourth quarter, Woeste got his team back in the game both times. The first time took one play. The second time took a little more than a minute. That’s clutch.

5) Tommy Konkoly,


Elder High School senior Ben Coffaro was arguably the most versatile player in the city of Cincinnati this past season.

Oak Hills (RB)

Another player who suited up for a losing team (the Highlanders finished 4-6), Konkoly absolutely rewrote the school record books this year. He set the single-season mark for rushing yards (1,431) and rushing touchdowns (16), tied the singleseason record for points (102) and claimed the top two single-game rushing totals (254 yards and 252 yards) in school history. Konkoly entered the regular-season finale at Colerain needing 95 rushing yards and a touchdown to break the previous single-season marks and finished with 175 yards and a score. He became just the second player to rush for more than 100 yards against the Cardinals last season and the first Highlander to rush for more than 1,000 yards since Oak Hills joined the GMC in 2000. You know what’s even better? A lot of tailbacks attribute their success to their offensive line. Every now and again, they actually mean it. Multiple interviews with Konkoly left with me one thought: There’s not a shred of arrogance in him.

If I’m ever a football coach, and you can play hard, put up numbers and stay humble, I’ll be sure to keep a spot for you. Tony Meale is a sports reporter for The Community Press. You can reach him at tmeale@

Kicking it at state

The Our Lady of Victory Girls Kickers Soccer team finishes runner-up to the State Champion in the recent SAY Ohio State Soccer Tournament. The season included a 12-game winning streak and wins over two undefeated teams to make the SAY tournament and advance to the finals game. Players standing, from left, are Kelsey Finn, Emily Klumb, Mara Brown, Alyssa Ramstetter, Kelly Luebbering, Carolyn Knollman, Faith Flowers, Lauren Lipps and Jessica Hayhow. Kneeling, from left, are Samantha Gavin, Abbie Cain, Meghan Koch, Shannon Kaine, Audrey Acomb, Erica Pohlman and Brooke Zentmeyer. Coaches are Jim Zentmeyer and Maria Ramstetter.


second team, along with senior defensive back Aaron Monk, also out of Elder. Naltner has helped anchor the offensive line that has only allowed 14 sacks and blocked the way for the Saints to rush the ball for 2,175 yards this season.

Monk is third on the team in tackles with 52 (29 solo, 23 assisted), including six for a loss of 30 yards, one sack for a loss of 11 yards and one interception and one fumble recovery.

The week at Elder

• The Elder B wrestling team placed first with a score of 242 in the Norwood Adam Cox Memorial, Jan. 3. Elder’s Evan Morgan pinned Little Miami’s Crumley in 48 seconds; Owesby beat Wyoming’s Zimmerman in a

5-0 decision; Colt Benjamin pinned Wyoming’s Sagan in 2 minutes, 21 seconds; and Bobby Grogan pinned Williamsburg’s Smith in 2 minutes, 36 seconds. • In boys basketball, Roger Bacon beat Elder 5441, Jan. 4. Elder’s top-scorer

was Alex Viox with 18 points. • In boys bowling, Elder beat La Salle 2,769-2,506, Jan. 4. Elder’s Michael Luken bowled a 482, Aaron Vest a 421 and Joe Giovanetti a 401. On Jan. 6, Elder beat St. Xavier 3,014-2,745. Elder’s Giovanetti bowled a 475.

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Delhi-Price Hill Press

January 12, 2011


SIDELINES Spring training

Baseball/softball signups

Delhi Athletic Association is having spring signups for baseball, t-ball, soccer and softball at the Delhi Lodge at the following times and dates: • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 15. • 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 19. All residents of Oak Hills Local School District and all Delhi residents are eligible to play for the association. Visit for more information, or email

Baseball and softball season is just around the corner. Thanksgiving began the Price Hill Athletic Association’s 40th season of providing the children of the area a positive outlet and mentoring through the guidance of sports. Call 417-2324 or 921-8365 for more details. • Westside Stars (instructional ball for 3- to 5year-olds) – $40 • Noncompetitive baseball/softball (6- and 7year-olds) – $50 • Competitive baseball/softball (8 and up) – $65 (Refundable uniform deposit of $40 is required, in addition to fee) Register online at Beginning Jan. 4, ending Feb. 19, register: • From 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, at Price Hill Recreation Center. • From 6 p.m.-7 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, at Sayler Park Community Center. • Saturdays to be announced. The association is now accepting online payments and charitable donations through PayPal. A convenience fee is added to online charges/deducted from donations.

Umpire classes

Group swim lessons

Oak Hills High School will host a six-week Spring Training 2011 baseball program for players in grades one through 12 from Sunday, Jan. 30, to Sunday, March 13. Oak Hills head coach Chuck Laumann will direct the program in conjunction with U.S. Baseball Academy. Sessions are offered in advanced hitting, pitching and catching at a cost as low as $99 for six weeks. Space is limited. Registration is now under way. Visit www.USBaseballAcademy. com, or call toll-free 866-622-4487.

Spring signups

Any persons interested in becoming a 2011 Knothole Umpire in the Western Cincinnati area may contact Keith Kesse at umpirekeith@ Applicants must be dependable, hard working, and willing to hustle. Classes start soon.

Mercy HealthPlex will offer group swim lessons for all ages starting on Saturday, Jan. 15, and Sunday, Jan.16, and Tuesday evening, Jan. 18. Private and semi-private lessons are also available by appointment. For registration, call Annie Macke at 389-5498 or e-mail: asmacke@

Sea Cubs

The Mercy HealthPlex Sea Cubs provide the transition from swim lessons to swim team. The focus is on the four competitive strokes, starts, turns, conditioning and safe diving technique. With a small swimmer to coach ratio this is the perfect way to prepare for swim team or just stay conditioned. For registration, call Annie Macke at 389-5498 or e-mail: asmacke@

Soccer for little ones

Western Sports Mall has an indoor soccer program for ages 3 to 5 called Little Driblers, an instructional program with instructors from Cincinnati West Soccer Club. This six-week program for $35 begins Jan. 19 and runs from 5:30 p.m.-6 p.m. or 6 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays or Fridays; or 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Thursday mornings. A Lollipop program, which is a team environment, is also available for ages 4 to 6, with no score-keeping. This six-week program for $40 includes a Tshirt. Lollipop is conducted on Wednesday and Friday evening or Saturday Morning beginning Jan. 19. Call 451-4900, visit, or e-mail Registration deadline is Jan. 14.

BRIEFLY The week at Western Hills

• The Western Hills wrestling team placed sixth with a score of 105 in the Norwood Adam Cox Memorial, Jan. 3. • In girls basketball, Western Hills beat Clark Montessori 46-32, Jan. 6. Western Hills was led on the scoreboard by Kamya Thomas with 15 points.

The week at Oak Hills

• The Oak Hills boys basketball team lost 46-40 to Fairfield, Jan. 4. Oak Hills’ top-scorer was Cory Burgin with 11 points. • In girls basketball, Oak Hills lost 44-32 to Lakota West, Jan. 5. Oak Hills’ Danni Scholl was the team’s topscorer with 17 points. • In boys bowling, Oak Hills beat Lakota East 2,6992,617, Jan. 5. Oak Hills’ Jaron Hesse bowled 400. • In girls bowling, Oak Hills beat Lakota East 1,964-1,363, Jan. 5. Oak Hills’ Wilson bowled a 421. • The Oak Hills boys swimming team beat Princeton 108-68, Jan. 6. Oak Hills won the 200 meter freestyle relay in 1 minute, 38.09 seconds; and the 400 meter freestyle relay in 3 minutes, 37.19 seconds. Oak Hills’ Kyle Freeman won the 200 meter freestyle in 1 minute, 56.63 seconds; Andrew Raczke won the 50 meter freestyle in 23.50 seconds; Curtis Robertson won the 100 meter freestyle in 53.35 seconds; Brian Walker won the 500 meter freestyle in 5 minutes, 21.05 seconds; and Alex Kroeger won the 100 meter breaststroke in 1 minute, 12.6 seconds. • In girls swimming, Oak Hills beat Princeton 93-92, Jan. 6. Oak Hills won the 200 meter freestyle relay in 1 minute, 48.19 seconds. Oak Hills’ Kristen Hayhow won the 50 meter

freestyle in 26.28 seconds; and Maddie Schmidt won the 100 meter breaststroke in 1 minute, 11.78 seconds.

The week at Seton

• The Seton girls bowling team beat St. Ursula 2,2141,870, Jan. 4. Seton’s Piller bowled a 303. The Ursuline girls basketball team beat Seton 60-33, Jan. 6. Seton was led in scoring by Marisa Meyer with 11 points.

The week at Mercy

• The Mercy girls bowling team beat Ursuline 2,4172,352, Jan. 4. Mercy’s Kelsey Schaible bowled a 331. On Jan. 6, Mercy beat Seton 2,364-2,298. Mercy’s Katie Minning bowled a 382. • In girls swimming, St. Ursula beat Mercy 185-98, Jan. 4. Mercy’s Rachael Hester won the 200 meter individual medley in 2 minutes, 17.83 seconds. • In girls basketball, McNicholas beat Mercy 47-41, Jan. 5. Mercy’s top-scorer was Anna Maffey with 13 points.

Athlete of the week

Oak Hills High School’s Ryan Fitzpatrick is the Oak Hills High School athlete of the week for the week ending in Jan. 7. A 2009 G r e a t e r Miami ConFitzpatrick f e r e n c e champion and district qualifying wrestler, Fitzpatrick has worked his way back from a knee injury that ended his 2010 season early. The senior captain competes at the 160-pound weight class and has run his season record to 14-4. Ryan placed second in the SWOWCA tournament and followed that up with a fourth place finish in the rigorous Dayton Holiday Tournament. Fitzpatrick currently has a

6-1 dual meet record.

The week in Press Preps

• Tony Meale broke down the Sugar Bowl and Rose Bowl, which included some local football players. • Tony Meale previewed the La Salle-Winton Woods game. See our week’s stories and more at presspreps

Eggleston at showcase

Anna Eggleston from Mother of Mercy High School has recently been selected to compete in the Queen of Diam o n d s Showcase North at Kent State UniverEggleston sity 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

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Last week, Frank Feldhaus wrote about the horrendous traffic light situation along Delhi Pike. I have been concerned about the additional traffic lights and superfluous arrows, but I have found a solution. Mr. Feldhaus and Delhi merchants, take note. I find that it is much easier and faster to shop the Glenway Avenue area rather than the Delhi Pike obstacle course. Roy Hotchkiss Delhi Township

Sanker is a prince


Waiting to vote

Newly elected Congressman Steve Chabot waits to cast his vote for John Boehner as Speaker of the House Jan. 5. He was waiting inside the House of Representatives chambers in Washington, D.C.


“I rarely make them. However, when I have I have managed to break them, some times intentionally and sometimes unintentionally.” B.N. “No, I mean Yes, well … I know that I won’t keep one so I never make one. So maybe deciding to not make one is making one, so then I have kept it?” C.A.S. “I am not much on New Year’s resolution. I guess from the time I was a teenager I made resolutions to do my homework for school on time but before January exams rolled around I had all ready broken it and was struggling to catch up.” L.S. “I actually stopped smoking as a result of a New Year’s resolution some years ago. Getting a pretty good discount on my homeowners insurance for having a smokefree house was a very good incentive. I’m cheap but so glad. “ M.M. “One year, I decided to stop drinking pop (soda, soft drinks ...), mostly because my young daughter, now 12, asked me why it wasn’t good for her but it was good for me. I went five years without any, and I can still count on one hand how many I have in a year. “I will drink a diet 7Up if I get strep, a bad cold or the flu as it makes my throat feel better, but that is about it.” L.A.D.B. “In 2004 I gave up haggis and in 2007 I gave up lutefisk. Since then I have successfully avoided the temptation to eat either.” J.Z. “I made one New Year’s resolu-


About Ch@troom This week’s question: What is your reaction to Marvin Lewis returning as the Bengals head coach? Every week The Community Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answer to with Chatroom in the subject line. tion that I’ve kept for years. I quit smoking cold turkey New Year’s Day 1967. That’s 44 years ago. “Best thing I ever did for myself and my family.” J.R.W. “Many years ago I made a New Year’s resolution that I would never again make a New Year’s resolution. I have been able to keep that one (finally). Go figure!” T.D.T. “I don’t make New Year’s resolutions as I never keep them. Good way not to carry guilt for breaking the resolution.” R.A.R. “To avoid the ‘trauma’ of making and ultimately breaking the resolution, I always resolve not to make any resolutions. There! Promised and broken all in the same sentence! On to the next task of 2011. Happy, healthy and prosperous New Year everyone!” D.U. “Yes, one year my New Year's resolution was to begin a walking routine. My goal was to walk three times a week. Additional days could be added once I got used to walking. Never got past three or four days a week, however, I was successful in walking becoming part of my routine. Getting a friend to walk can be helpful but I found walking on my own worked out better because if a friend cannot make the scheduled time it was too easy to skip the walk!” K.K.



Wise choice in selecting Bob Sanker as “A Neighbor Who Cares.” I certainly concur with your brief biography of him. I grew up a stone’s throw from where Bobby lived. He truly is a prince of a man. He is also very modest, so to Bobby I say, “wear your accolade with true humility. You have earned it.” Donald E. Schmerber Delhi Township

Better planning needed

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Delhi trustees that thought it was a good idea to add additional traffic lights on Delhi Pike.

About letters & columns We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics important to you in The Delhi Press and The Price Hill Press. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. All submissions may be edited for length, accuracy I am especially thankful for the 12 or so left turn signals that will better assist me to get off Delhi Pike in a big hurry and go elsewhere to get gas or a bite to eat. What a mess! I am sure this new and “improved” configuration can’t be good for businesses unless, of course, stopping every 15 seconds at a traffic light for three minutes is good. Instead of installing a water fountain on Delhi Pike, how about a wishing well so residents can have an opportunity to wish for better planning next time around? Mike Scapicchio Delhi Township

Light fix needed

I believe the problem with the traffic lights on the Pike stem


and clarity. Deadline: Noon Friday E-mail: m Fax: 853-6220 U.S. mail: See box below Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Delhi Press and The Price Hill Press may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. from the left turn arrows. When there are no cars waiting to turn left, the signal should not activate. This would improve the flow. There should not even be a turn arrow into Klemme Drive. There only four or five houses on that street. Also, the green light coming out of Remke/Biggs is much too long for the amount of traffic coming out of there. Since the signals are controlled by cameras, it seems it would be an easy fix. It would also be helpful if later at night, say after 11 p.m., the lights could be flashing caution for the Pike and flashing red for the access roads. Joe Scherer Delhi Township

Looking back at Social Security’s 75 years Social Security is the nation’s most successful domestic program. It’s easy to look back at what a difference it has made over the past 75 years. And 2010, our diamond anniversary year, has been full of accomplishments. We launched an important new service in 2010: the online Medicare application. It allows people reaching age 65 who opt to delay receiving retirement benefits to apply for Medicare coverage from their computer in as little as 10 minutes. Also exciting is that we reunited the original cast of “The Patty Duke Show” to promote the new application. Reunite with the cast and go to the Medicare application at only. Speaking of Medicare, a “twist” in the law makes it easier for more people to qualify for extra help with their Medicare prescription drug plan costs because some things no longer count as income and resources. Chubby Checker, who made “The Twist” popular, helped make the announcement with a public service campaign. Learn more, and watch Chubby twist again, at

We took great strides this year to help speed up the disability process, helping people with the most severe disabilities get their Sue Denny benefits faster Community as well as the Press guest reducing number of peocolumnist ple waiting for a hearing on their appeal. The agency continues to make the disability hearings backlog a top priority. Learn more at the hearings and appeals website: appeals. At Social Security, customer service satisfaction remains high. The agency took the three top spots for customer service in the American Customer Satisfaction Index. Social Security’s online retirement estimator and benefit application remain in the top spots, and the help with Medicare prescription drug plan costs application placed third. We even beat Netflix in customer service satisfaction. Social Security employees are satisfied too. Employees rate Social Security as one of the best

places to work in the federal government according to The Partnership for Public Service and American University’s Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation. If you’re thinking of joining the team, visit This year, Social Security has shown that transparency is as important to us as it is to President Obama. In January, the agency made new data available to the general public, supporting the president’s transparency and open government initiative. In February, the agency launched an open government website at and in April Social Security used that website to showcase the agency’s open government plan. The 75th anniversary of Social Security has been an exciting year, and not only because we reflect back on a long history, but because we have many great things going on right now. Sue Denny is public affairs specialist for the Cincinnati Downtown office. Do you have a question about Social Security? Would you like to schedule a free Social Security-related presentation for your employer or organization? Contact Denny at

MEETINGS Here is a list of government meetings in the Delhi and Price Hill areas: • Cincinnati City Council meets at 2 p.m. every Wednesday in room 300 at Cincinnati City Hall, 801 Plum St. When there is a Monday holiday, all meetings including committee meetings are pushed back a day. City Manager: Milton Dohoney Jr. Mayor: Mark Mallory. • Cincinnati Public Schools Board of

Education usually meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 2651 Burnet Ave. Board of Education phone: 475-7000. Superintendent: Mary Ronan. Board President: Eileen Cooper Reed. • Delhi Township Trustees meet at 6 p.m. the second and last Wednesday of the month at township offices, 934 Neeb Road. Phone: 922-3111. Administrator: Gary Schroeder. Board president: Mike Davis.

• Price Hill Civic Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Seton K of C Hall on West Eighth St. (across from St. William Church), Phone: 251-0880. Club President: Mark Armstrong. • East Price Hill Improvement Association meets the third Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Elberon United Methodist Church, 704 Elberon Ave., Phone: 471-4183. Association President: John Schlagetter.

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Volunteers and families work together to “shop” for presents that were donated during the Bethany House Services annual Guest Christmas Party.

Holiday help

Volunteer Danielle Henderson, of Monfort Heights, wraps presents during the Bethany House Services annual Guest Christmas Party. Me’ansai Thompson, 8, of Mount Healthy, waits with his mother for their turn to “shop” during the Bethany House Services annual Guest Christmas Party Dec. 18. More than 200 disadvantaged women and children attended an afternoon of family holiday activities including a visit from the Farm Rich “Keep ‘Em Happy, Cincinnati” food truck, which will provide complimentary food for the holiday party. Families were also invited to “shop” for presents that were donated.


Santa and Mrs. Claus wave to guests during the Bethany House Services annual Guest Christmas Party Dec. 18.

Volunteers April Peacock, 15, and Ellie Peacock, 18, both of Madeira, wrap presents during the Bethany House Services annual Guest Christmas Party.

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Stamping Combo Camp, 6:30-9 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Make five seasonal greeting cards, two gift items and scrapbooking layout/project using the latest stamps, tools and techniques. All experience levels. Ages 12 and under. All supplies provided. Family friendly. $40. Registration required. Presented by First Class Stamping. 522-1154. Springfield Township.


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, 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 microgreens, local seasonal produce and greens from Billy Davis and Mazie Booth, Urban Farmers and more. Presented by College Hill Gardeners. 542-2739; College Hill.



Drum Machine, 7:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., With Winter Rising, Faith in the Unseen, the Rose Hill, Decembers and Who Trains My Hands For War. Doors open 7 p.m. $8. 825-8200; Forest Park.


Anniversary Celebration, 7:30-9:30 p.m. College Hill Coffee Company and Casual Gourmet, 6128 Hamilton Ave., Tracy Walker performs acoustic., Daily menu specials, drawings, anniversary sales and entertainment during week of Jan. 11-15. 542-2739; College Hill. Tracker Boat Show, 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Cincinnati Mills, View new boats, displays and giveaways on weekends. With seminars that range from doing service on your boat, to fishing local waters. Free. Through Jan. 23. 826-5200; Forest Park. S A T U R D A Y, J A N . 1 5


Wine Tasting, 2-5 p.m., Bridgetown Finer Meats Wine Shop, $10. 574-3900; Bridgetown.

MUSIC - BENEFITS UGive Benefit Concert, 7-10 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., Awarenessbuilding concert series for high school students. Benefits Gracehaven, Bethany House, International Labor Rights Forum, One Way Farm and City Gospel Mission. $10, $5 advance. Presented by UGIVE. 515-7872; Forest Park. MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK

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.

BlueStone Ivory, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 251-7977. Riverside. WoodWind Steel, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Poppy’s Tavern, 5510 Rybolt Road, 574-6333. Green Township.



Cold Tuna, 8 p.m.-midnight, The Full Moon Saloon, 4862 Delhi Ave., County/rock/bluegrass/blues music. Ages 21 and up. Free. 244-7100. Delhi Township. F R I D A Y, J A N . 1 4

Recycled Crafts, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Winton Centre. Reuse common household items to make crafts. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 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.


Wine Tasting, 4-7 p.m., Bridgetown Finer Meats Wine Shop, 6139 Bridgetown Road, $10. 574-3900; Bridgetown.


Bob Cushing, 10 p.m., Rohrer’s Tavern, 418 Three Rivers Parkway, 941-4266. North Bend.


Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., The Dog Haus, 494 Pedretti Ave., Free. 921-2082. Delhi Township.

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK BlueStone Ivory, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 2517977. Riverside.

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Monte Carlo Night, 8 p.m.-midnight, St. John Neumann Church, 12191 Mill Road, Daniel Hall. Casino games. Includes refreshments and drawing entry. Ages 21 and up. Benefits Northwest Boosters and St. John Neumann Church. $10. 319-5534. Springfield Township.


High School Open House, Noon-5 p.m., Mount Healthy High School, 2046 Adams Road, Additional open house at “new” Jr./ Sr. High School on Hamilton Ave. Free. Presented by Mount Healthy Alumni Association. 729-0077; Mount Healthy. Jr./Sr. High School Open House, Noon-5 p.m., Mount Healthy Jr./Sr. High School, 8101 Hamilton Ave., Additional open house at old high school on Adams Road. Free. Presented by Mount Healthy Alumni Association. 729-0077; Mount Healthy. S U N D A Y, J A N . 1 6

MUSIC - OLDIES Cincinnati Oldies and Doo-Wop Association, 1-5 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, Presented by Cincinnati Oldies and Doo-Wop Association. 251-7977. Riverside. Mike Davis Show, 7-9 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, Vegas revue with tribute artist. Full dinner menu. $10. Reservations recommended. 251-7977. Riverside. NATURE

Birds of Prey, 2 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Colerain Township. Owl Prowl, 5:30 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Winton Centre. Hike to see great horned owl. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.


Dialogues in Dance, 8 p.m., Contemporary Dance Theater, 1805 Larch Ave., Featuring Demetrius Klein Dance Company. With Foreground Dance, Susan Honer and McKenzie Baird. $10. Presented by MamLuft&Co. Dance. 494-6526; College Hill.


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. Through Jan. 16. 741-2369. Green Township.

Little Shop of Horrors, 5 p.m., La Salle High School, $12, $7 students. 741-2369. Green Township.


Discover Your Passion and Purpose, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Garden Park Unity Church, 3581 W. Galbraith Road, Participants empowered to use their talents and life experiences together in order to succeed and achieve a sense of fulfillment. Presented by Tara L. Robinson, life coach and radio host. Free. Presented by Whole Living Journal. 385-8889; Colerain Township. M O N D A Y, J A N . 1 7


Where’s the Nature?, 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Ellenwood Nature Barn. Children and their parents can participate in a goofy winter scavenger hunt and win a prize. Free, vehicle permit required. 5217275; Colerain Township. T U E S D A Y, J A N . 1 8

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. 863-0612; Springfield Township.


Mike Davis returns to Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, Sunday, Jan. 16, to pay tribute to Elvis, Tom Jones, Neil Diamond and other Vegas greats. Show time is 7 p.m. Admission is $10 and a full dinner menu will be available. Reservations are recommended. Call 251-7977 for more information. W E D N E S D A Y, J A N . 1 9


Oak Hills Special Needs Network, 7-8:30 p.m., Oak Hills High School, 3200 Ebenezer Road, For adults with special needs and those without. Includes games and socializing. Bring a favorite game and a snack to share. 574-4641; e-mail Green Township.


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


Basic Computer Training, 1-3 p.m., Bayley Place Community Wellness Center, 401 Farrell Court, With Betty Olding. Free. Registration required by Jan. 12. 347-5510; Delhi Township.

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First Full Moon Campfire, 6:30 p.m., Mitchell Memorial Forest, 5401 Zion Road, Pine Grove picnic area. Toast the first full moon of the year with hot chocolate and a campfire, followed by a short hike. Free, parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Cleves.


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.


Beginner Woodcarving, 6-8:30 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Concludes Jan. 27. Materials included. Bring your own knife or buy one from the instructor. $12; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Colerain Township. M.Y. Card Creations, 6-8 p.m., Bayley Place Community Wellness Center, 401 Farrell Court, Make your own personalized cards. Price includes all supplies and instructions. $14. Registration required. 347-5510. Delhi Township.



Five Secrets of Permanent Weight Loss, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Gamble-Nippert YMCA, 3159 Montana Ave., Lunch and learn. Presentation educates attendees about five key elements to achieving and maintaining full health potential. Learn to stop fad dieting, eat to nourish the body, get the body moving and get out of pain. Ages 21 and up. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Doctors’ Speakers Bureau. 941-6464. Westwood.

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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.

Forest Park Women’s Club Monthly Meeting, 7 p.m., Forest Park Senior Center, 11555 Winton Road, Game night, including cards and bingo. Presented by Forest Park Women’s Club. 588-4920; Forest Park.


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


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. 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.


The Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular comes to the Taft Theatre at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15. This Elvis birthday tour features Shawn Klush, pictured, Donny Edwards, Brandon Bennett, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer DJ Fontana, The Sweet Inspirations and The Fabulous Ambassadors. For information visit For tickets visit or call 877-598-8497.

Cincinnati Parks: Past, Present and Future, 3-4 p.m., Twin Towers, 5343 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati Parks and the Great Depression. 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.


Latin and ballroom dance set ablaze in “Burn the Floor,” a direct-from-Broadway live dance spectacular. It is Jan. 18-30 at the Aronoff Center and features “So You Think You Can Dance” alums Ashleigh Di Lello, Ryan Di Lello, Robbie Kmetoni, Janette Manrara and Karen Hauer. “American Idol” second runner-up Vonzell Solomon is the show’s female vocalist. Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $22.50$62.50. Call 800-982-2787 or visit

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Some characteristics of a mature and immature religion The first time I read the statement years ago I was stunned. In his book, “The Individual and His Religion,” Gordon Allport, former chairman of the Social Relations Department at Harvard University, wrote, “In probably no region of personality do we find as many residues of childhood as in the religious attitudes of adults.” Bluntly stated, “We are more childish in our religious thinking than we are in other areas of human endeavor.” Recalling this bold statement is not to diminish religion or religious-minded people. It’s to encourage spiritual growth in a culture that is increasingly becoming more spiritually illiterate. Our spiritual development has great importance. In a practical way it helps us deal with various momentous issues that confront us in life. Without it we are left illequipped to deal with the mighty questions about life, suffering,

death, contemporary moral problems, tragedies, interior peace, coping with illness, etc. In other areas of life we become rather Father Lou skilled and profiGuntzelman cient. But all the Perspectives while we hang on to childish ways of understanding God and the spiritual dimension of our nature. For centuries, theology (the study of God) was considered the “Queen of the Sciences.” Why? Because God is the ultimate mystery. Long ago, St. Anselm described God as, “The One beyond what is able to be thought.” God is the deepest exploration the human mind can make. Yet today many boringly say, “Been there; done that; I explored

between essentials and lessimportant accidentals. This aspect of mature spirituality should grow over time and become more and more free of the ego-centric concerns of childhood when we used religion just “to get what we want” or considered God a Divine Dispenser.

God when I was in Sunday school or elementary school” – thereby fulfilling Allport’s findings about adults. So, in the face of death, suffering or serious problems, we tend to despair. Childhood insights and an undeveloped faith just don’t suffice. Instead, questions are posed asking, “Why is God doing this to me?” – as though God likes to see us suffer. We settle moral struggles with simplistic solutions, “This is a free country and I have my rights to do what I want!” We stop praying because, “God never gives me what I ask for, anyway.” In his book, Allport suggests some characteristics of a more mature, adult-like faith. Several of his characteristics are:

2) “Dynamic” is another attribute of the religion of maturity. This means that our beliefs are so much ours that they actually affect and direct our lives, motives and behavior. As some say, “We walk what we talk.” At the same time a mature religion is balanced, not fanatical or compulsive, and has a realistic view of life and our humanness. 3) “Heuristic” is a third characteristic Allport proposes of a mature religion. This means that with time, more study and scriptural attentiveness, some beliefs are dropped or open up to deeper

1) “Well differentiated.” This means our personal spiritual beliefs are reflective and critical, recognizing the difference

understanding. This necessitates that we eventually lay aside some childish concepts in order to expand our smaller thoughts for grander, more divine ones. Adults who are growing more mature in their religion keep realizing that the God they thought they knew was far too small. St. Paul testifies to this aspect when he writes: “When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became an adult I put away childish ways.” (1Corinthians 13:11) “The religion of maturity makes the affirmation ‘God is,’ but only the religion of immaturity will insist, ‘God is precisely what I say He is,’” states Allport. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Two theater recognition awards unite in 2010-11 Cincinnati’s two theater awards and recognition programs – the Acclaim Awards, supported by the Cincinnati Enquirer, and the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards for Theater, supported by CityBeat – announced that they will combine forces starting with the 2010-2011 season. The strengthened Acclaims program, with an added element now called the “Cincinnati Theater Awards,” begins with the start of the new season. CityBeat’s Rick Pender

and the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Jackie Demaline will both be personally involved in the program. They will be serving on judging panels and as members of the Acclaim Awards executive committee, which will manage the awards process and the annual May recognition event. “Both the Acclaims and Cincinnati Entertainment Awards have been committed to recognizing so many things that are outstanding about Cincinnati theater – the artists, the educators,

the professionals, the amateurs – and to reaching out to the entire regional community to become a part of it,” said Demaline, Acclaim chair and Enquirer theater critic. “By sharing an evening of celebration with the addition of the CTAs, the Acclaims are hoping to ensure a credible and sustainable program for the future that will help keep Cincinnati theater in the spotlight locally, regionally and even nationally.” “The CEAs were estab-

lished in 1997 using public voting and a panel of critics to heighten awareness of the fine theater scene we have in Cincinnati,” said Pender, CityBeat theater critic. “CityBeat is proud to have presented this program for 14 years, but the

time is right to come together with the Acclaims for a strong, coherent program that will benefit the entire theater community.” The Theater CEAs evolution into the CTAs adds a new element to the Acclaims that perpetuates CityBeat program’s long-

standing, publicly voted recognition. The next Acclaim Awards program (the first that will combine the Acclaims and CTAs) is scheduled for Monday, May 23, at the Aronoff Center’s Jarson-Kaplan Theater.


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Bring on the biblical barley for healthier meals One of the most worthw h i l e things I do each week is talk to B r i a n Patrick on Rita S a c r e d Heikenfeld Heat radio on ThursRita’s kitchen day mornings during the Sonrise Morning Show (740AM at 7:20 a.m.). The topic is foods and herbs of the Bible, how they were used in Bible days and how we can use them today. What I’ve found is that many of the health foods we should be eating today have their roots in the Bible. Take barley, for instance.

It’s been a health-giving staple since antiquity and it’s all the trend today to use it in soups, pilafs and breads. And since today is a soup and bread kind of day, I’m sharing my version of Ezekiel quick bread using barley. Try the bread with one of these soups, and you’ll have a really good meal.

Easy chicken soup for the kids to help make

Getting the little ones involved in cooking makes them more adventurous and more apt to eat healthy. Keep the leaves on the celery – they contain calcium. 2 cans, 14 oz. each, chicken broth plus enough water to equal 4 cups liquid

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

1 carrot, sliced or handful or some shredded carrots 1 rib celery, sliced 1 ⁄2 cup alphabet pasta, whole grain if possible Chopped or shredded cooked chicken: a couple of cups Salt and pepper to taste Bring broth, carrot and celery to a boil. Stir pasta and chicken into broth. Reduce heat to medium and cook 10 minutes or until pasta is tender.

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3 cups self rising flour 2 tablespoons each: quick cooking barley, wheat germ and millet * 2 tablespoons honey 1 can, 12 oz., beer (I used light beer) 2 tablespoons butter or substitute, melted


Ezekiel bread contains barley, spelt, wheat, beans, lentils and millet. 6 tablespoons each: melted butter and flour 4 cups chicken broth 16-20 oz. chopped frozen broccoli, thawed 1 cup milk or cream or more if needed 1 can cream of chicken soup Salt and pepper to taste Sauté onion in butter until tender. Add flour and stir. It will be lumpy. Gradually stir in broth and broccoli. Cook until broccoli is tender, stirring frequently. Reduce heat and stir in milk and soup. Season to taste.

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I shared this recipe with Brian Patrick of Sacred Heart radio during my weekly segments on Bible foods and herbs.

You can buy Ezekiel bread or make it yourself. It typically contains barley, spelt, wheat, beans, lentils and millet. It’s a yeasted bread, which takes some time to make. The ingredients are ground into a flour, or sometimes allowed to sprout before using in the bread. Check out my online column for the yeasted recipe. Here’s one, though, that is delicious and quick and contains nutritious grains. It’s a quick bread and really delicious. The millet gives it a wonderful crunch and has iron. Barley is great for lowering cholesterol and, as a low sodium food, helps lower blood pressure. Wheat germ is good for your heat and bones.

More good soup and bread recipes are in my online column at The real deal, from scratch soups and bread • Beef barley mushroom soup • My clone of Panera’s broccoli cheese soup • Real Ezekiel bread 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.


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Horizontal cracks are foundation problem Does your house have a concrete block foundation wall? Common problems homeowners have with this type of foundation are horizontal cracks. Consult an independent professional engineer to determine the cause of the problem and to provide the appropriate method of repair, if repair is even necessary. The most common cause of horizontal cracks in concrete block foundation walls is excessive unbalanced soil pressure. This type of movement will have horizontal cracks that may occur near the center of the wall or nearer to the top of the wall. Sometimes, the soil pressure may shear the first course of concrete block above the basement floor slab and the wall slides inward. These cracks will staircase up and down the foundation walls near the ends of the wall. A second cause of horizontal cracks may be porches or sets of steps anchored to the foundation walls. When porches or steps have been installed, these typically have a very shallow foundation and may settle due to the un-compacted fill soil along a foundation, causing the top of the wall to pull outward or push inward. Less common causes of horizontal cracks may be

settlement, landslides or the lack of foundation anchors that connect the foundation wall to the floor framing. This type of movement may also be indicated with a bow in the top of the foundation wall. There are several types of repairs for these cracks. If the wall is pushed inward due to unbalanced soil pressure, the walls may be braced with steel columns or reinforced with steel reinforcing rods with solid-filled concrete blocks. Carbon fiber straps adhered to the walls is an engineered repair method, but is typically more expensive than the method above and will not fully repair the wall if the wall is sheared at the bottom. Several foundation companies install yard anchors. These require tightening twice a year due to anchor creep in the soil and may be a more expensive repair. Another repair suggested by foundation repair companies is to excavate the exterior of the foundation wall and install a new exterior wall against the existing foundation wall. Unless this new wall is specifically designed as a self-supporting retaining wall for each house, this method may not stop lateral movement. Installing an exterior and/or interior waterproofing sys-

The owners of locally based Holy Grail restaurant and bar have signed a lease for 6,000 square feet of space at The Banks riverfront development. Jim Moerhing, a partner in the ownership group for Holy Grail – which has locations in Corryville and Delhi Township – said the new restaurant will open in space just across from the Reds Hall of Fame on Joe Nuxhall Way. So far, the restaurant is the only locally owned operation to lease space in The Banks, says Moehring, who is teaming with Cincinnati natives Don Andres, Paul Goebel and Tom Heitker. “We’re very excited to be in the mix, and our location – next to both stadiums and the arena – is incredible,” Moehring said. “We all grew up in the era of the Big Red Machine. We’re betting on this, and we think it’s going to be around for a long time.” Anticipated to join Holy Grail is La Crepe Nanou, a French-style bistro; the

Wine Loft, an upscale wine bar; and Huey’s 24/7 Diner, a diner open 24 hours and serving New Orleans-style fare. Together, the restaurants will occupy just under 10,000 square feet. La Crepe Nanou and the Wine Loft will share a kitchen. The restaurants are owned by New Orleansbased Doyle Restaurant Group. The firm’s CEO Jason Doyle has said he expects to sign leases for the space this week. Also expected to open at The Banks is Toby Keith’s I Love this Bar, sources close to the deal have said. The restaurant and bar is expected to open in a 16,000-square-foot space just off Second Street. Holy Grail at The Banks will seat up to 300 and include outdoor patios just off of Joe Nuxhall and Freedom Way. The menu will feature “fresh fare,” including the restaurant’s signature Reuben Wontons, Reagan Salads and unique Blueberry Grail Ale. Menu prices capped at $9, Moehring says.

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tem does not eliminate soil pressure or stop lateral movement. Considerations the engineer will use to design a cost effective method of repair will include the cause of movement and the layout of the lot. If the house is located on a sloping lot, the appropriate repair may include reinforced concrete buttresses or counterforts. Bracing one wall when the opposite wall is mostly above ground may cause the whole house to lean. An independent professional engineer should inspect to determine the actual cause and present the most cost effective method of repair. Engineering design plans or details lets homeowners get multiple contractors to bid the same scope of work and provide professional documentation when selling the home. Relying on a salesman from a contractor may be very expensive and an inappropriate repair. Engineers are designers and contractors are installers. Michael Montgomery of Buyers Protection Group, is licensed Engineer in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. He can be reached at 800-285-3001 or www.

The investment team says they’ve been in talks with developers about the space for nearly 18 months. “I give the developers a lot of credit, because they’re not just throwing tenants in down there to fill the space – which says a lot especially in this environment,” Moehring said. “They really checked us out to make sure we were the right fit. The mix (of tenants) we’re hearing about sounds fantastic.” All told, Moehring and his partners are investing more than $ 1million into the restaurant – a project that they are completely financing with their own equity. If all goes as planned, the Holy Grail will be open by Reds Opening Day, March 31, Moehring said. Meanwhile, nearly 35 percent of the 300 apartments included in The Banks’ first phase have been pre-leased, officials said. Developers have said the first residents are expected to begin moving in by April, and a ceremonial grand opening is slated for the spring.

“Oh lady,” Nipper, my cocker spaniel sighed, abruptly stopping in midgreeting, “Where have you been this time?” “Nowhere,” I replied, lying through my teeth. “You can’t lie to me,“ he continued, tapping his front paw. “I have a very good nose. If I had to guess I’d say you’ve been in a barnyard.” “OK, OK,” I admitted, “I’ve been playing with chickens.” “Now I’ve heard it all,” he said with disgust, walking over to his toy box to pick out his rubber squeaky chicken. “Two can play at that game, too, I guess …” And play with chickens I did, but it wasn’t in a barnyard as Nipper suspected; it was at the home of Jenny Durbin in Silverton. Durbin’s chickens are ornamental show birds, specialty or rare breeds of poultry that are primarily kept as pets. Durban certainly does that, keeping them in a custom-built “Painted Lady” style coop with an attached pen that looks somewhat like a child’s playhouse. She and her longtime boyfriend, Gordon Reed, built it after she determined that living in the garage wasn’t secure enough for her “girls.” The hens spend most of their time there, but Ms. Durbin also invites them into her home. She likes having one or more of them on her lap when she is on the computer or watching television. They also keep her company while she putters around in the kitchen. “They’re very sweet and affectionate,” she said, “They will coo and snuggle. If I go into another room, Eleanor will squawk.” Ms. Durbin’s interest in chickens began as a child. Growing up on a farm, she raised chickens for her 4-H project. The fascination renewed when she spotted a coop in the backyard of a home in Glendale. “I was charmed,” she said. “I decided that I wanted chickens.” But it was several years before she acquired her pets. A self described “stickler for details,” she researched the subject extensively. Over this time she took classes at Gorman Heritage Farm in Evendale, asked for the advice of experienced ornamental show bird keepers and turned to online resources. There was much to learn about chicken breeds, housing, hatching eggs, dietary needs, health concerns and predators. Her flock of four hens now includes Charlotte, Phoebe, Louisa (whom Ms.

Durbin considers to be the prettiest but begged me not to tell the others) and Eleanor. S h e Marsie Hall ordered all Newbold four by mail. Marsie’s There are no in Menagerie roosters the brood because they are too noisy. “It’s those early morning wake-up calls!” Durban said. “Roosters make great pets but not good neighbors.” That means that when she wants chicks she has to special order fertilized eggs and put them in incubator or place them beneath her hens. Durbin eats her pet’s eggs, but would never think of, well … going any further. “I love the eggs,” she said, “Every time I collect them, I take time to thank

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Extinguish all candles

Keep wicks trimmed to one-quarter inch. Keep candles up high and out of reach of children. Never leave a child unattended in a room with a candle. Don’t allow teens to have candles in their bedrooms. Store candles, matches, and lighters up high and out of children’s sight.

Space heaters

Never use portable kerosene heaters.

Combustibles should be kept at least 36 inches away from heater. Any home that uses fuelbased heating equipment should have a carbon monoxide detector near the device. Use proper shielding to reduce the risk of contact burns. Only purchase newer models with “tip over” shut off abilities. Never place alternative heating units on a carpet or rug.


Jenny Durbin holds her hens Charlotte, Eleanor and Phoebe. the hens.” She also carefully collects their droppings. “Chicken poop is golden to gardeners,” she said with a grin. “I use some myself and give the rest to friends.” Keeping chickens is a lot of fun, Durbin says, but it takes a tremendous commitment of time and effort. “It’s certainly not for the chicken-hearted!” she chuckled. For more pet care tips, visit If you have any ideas for future stories please contact Marsie Hall Newbold at

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James Coyle

James Coyle, 64, died Jan. 1. Survived by siblings Kathleen (Jim) Rodgers, Janet Buddendeck, Thomas (Terry) Coyle, Mary (Dave) Spitznagel; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parCoyle ents Mary, James Coyle. Services were Jan. 8 at St. Teresa of Avila. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Teresa of Avila Memorial Fund, 1175 Overlook Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45238.

Ron Giese

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Giese; siblings Bobbie (Bill) Keenan, Joy (Mike) Engel, Dale (Sue) Giese; in-laws Ron, Tom, Randy, Russ, Dianne, Linda, Cindy, Daniel, Betty Ritz; many nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: Advocates 4 Animals, 2727 Kearney, Xenia, OH 45385 or the heart fund of the donor’s choice.

Alma Hart

Alma F. Hart, 78, Delhi Township, died Dec. 27. She worked in the deli for Kroger. Survived by children Russell (Lisa) Hart, Sheri (Randy) Sipple; grandchildren James, Justin, Sara, Adam Hart; siblings Marcella Wainscott, Marvin Clifton; three greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Richard C. Hart, son Richard J. Hart, five siblings. Services were Dec. 30 at ArgoBolton & Lunsford Funeral Home. Memorials to: Eldermount Adult Day Program, 401 Farrell Court, Cincinnati, OH 45233.

Ava Hattersley

Ava MacFadden Hattersley, 68, died Dec. 16. She was a beverage manager for Argosy Casino. Survived by children William Ross, Nancy Ashbrook; two grand-

DEATHS children; three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Dale Hattersley, granddaughter Tiffany McConnell, sister Gale Dickerson. Services were Dec. 29 at Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home.

Margie Helton

Margie Reardon Helton, 84, died Jan. 2. Survived by son James (Jeanie) Helton; grandson Jim (Chrissy) Helton; step-grandson Buddy Jones; great-grandchildren J. Grover, Hattersley Kelly Helton; step-greatgranddaughter Cyndle Wallace; sister Mary Alice Reardon. Preceded in death by granddaughter Kelley Helton, sister Rita Vornberg. Services were Jan. 6 at St. Antoninus. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Ferd Niehaus

Ferdinand J. “Ferd” Niehaus, 96, died Jan. 4. Survived by children Ferd Jr. (Shirley), Jim (Pat), John (Ginny),

Danny A. Oakes, born 1970, violation of temporary protection order, 631 Fairbanks Ave., Dec. 31. Jamelle James, born 1982, obstruction of official business and drug possession, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 30. Jessica Addis, born 1985, loitering to solicit and soliciting prostitution, 3400 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 31. Michael Perry, born 1990, criminal trespass, 3435 Price Ave., Dec. 26. Pierrie James, born 1988, obstruction of official business, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 30. Darren P. Lally, born 1991, assault and burglary, 797 Hawthorne Ave., Dec. 28. Carla Sumner, born 1978, theft under $300, 3609 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 29. Andre Borders, born 1990, theft under $300, assault and criminal damage or endangering, 2691 Lehman Road, Dec. 28. Danielle West, born 1987, felonious assault, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 27. Eric J. Mineer, born 1981, theft under $300, 3609 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 28. Faith White, born 1990, domestic violence, 705 Woodlawn Ave., Dec. 31. Ramiro C. Lopezsimon, born 1981, falsification, 963 McPherson Ave., Dec. 27. Reynaldo Bonilla, born 1987, after hours in park, 381 Elberon Ave., Dec. 30. Lawrence Funsch, born 1968, assault and domestic violence,, 6390 Gracely Drive, Dec. 31. Aaron McClendon, born 1982, drug abuse and possession of drugs, 3990 Glenway Ave., Dec. 28. Dayron Curtis, born 1990, obstruction of official business, panic or threatening violence and discharging firearms, 1272 Manss Ave., Dec. 30. Jesse R. Clinkenbeard, born 1977, disorderly conduct, 4968 Glenway Ave., Dec. 29.

Shamyell Mackey, born 1981, Trafficking, 4132 Glenway Ave., Dec. 28. Curtis Hill, born 1992, aggravated robbery, 4310 Glenway Ave., Dec. 28. Timothy James, born 1991, disorderly conduct, 1272 Manss Ave., Dec. 30. Anita Patton, born 1991, assault, 4438 Ridgeview Ave., Dec. 27. Dimitrious Brown, born 1992, criminal trespass, 1770 Ashbrook Drive, Dec. 30. Jason Vaughn, born 1990, disorderly conduct, 3827 Vincent Ave., Dec. 30. Thomas A. Winningham, born 1987, menacing by stalking, 1130 Rulison Ave., Dec. 27.

Incidents Aggravated burglary

1602 Ross Ave., Dec. 29. 3775 Westmont Drive, No. 2, Dec. 27.

Aggravated menacing

1662 Dewey Ave., Dec. 23. 958 Kirbert Ave., Dec. 25.

Aggravated robbery

1002 Seton Ave., Dec. 28. 3021 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 25. 3753 St. Lawrence Ave., Dec. 25. 4501 W. Eighth St., Dec. 23. 5131 Glenway Ave., Dec. 25.


2120 Ferguson Road, Dec. 24. 4354 W. Eighth St. 17, Dec. 27. 4408 Glenway Ave., Dec. 26. 4438 Ridgeview Ave., 3, Dec. 26. 750 Grand Ave 1210, Dec. 25. 837 Seton Ave., Dec. 23. 926 Rosemont Ave., Dec. 24.

Breaking and entering

915 Suire Ave., Dec. 26. 944 Chateau Ave., No. 21, Dec. 24.

Domestic violence

Fairbanks Ave., Dec. 24. Reported on Ashbrook Drive, Dec. 23. Reported on Westmont Lane, No. 1801, Dec. 27. Reported on W. Eighth St., Dec. 26. Reported on Glenway Ave., Dec. 26.

Felonious assault

3422 Kensington Place, Dec. 26.


431 Crestline Ave., Dec. 26.

Menacing by stalking

1130 Rulison Ave., Dec. 27.


Reported on Warsaw Ave., Dec. 24. Reported on Crestline Ave., Dec. 28.


4462 W. Eighth St., Dec. 26.


1166 Morado Drive, Dec. 24. 1212 Rosemont Ave., Dec. 23. 1225 Sunset Ave., Dec. 23. 1240 Sliker Ave., Dec. 23. 2303 Wyoming Ave., Dec. 27. 2607 Ring Place, Dec. 23. 3609 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 23. 3679 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 26. 3826 W. Eighth St., Dec. 25. 3951 W. Eighth St., Dec. 26. 4130 Jamestown St., Dec. 27. 4220 Glenway Ave., Dec. 29. 4430 Ridgeview Ave 3, Dec. 24. 4438 Ridgeview Ave., Dec. 28. 4814 Glenway Ave., Dec. 24. 5131 Glenway Ave., Dec. 27. 566 Grand Ave., Dec. 29. 591 Trenton Ave., Dec. 27. 6344 Gracely Drive, Dec. 24. 6617 Home City Ave., Dec. 28. 943 Wells St., Dec. 29.

1038 Purcell Ave., Dec. 28. 1125 Mansion Ave., Dec. 23. 3735 Mayfield Ave., Dec. 28. 3810 W. Liberty St., Dec. 24. 4354 W. Eighth St., Dec. 29. 4501 W. Eighth St., Dec. 27.


3505 W. Eighth St., Dec. 29. 4724 Glenway Ave., No. 2, Dec. 24. 4735 Glenway Ave., Dec. 27. 6668 Gracely Drive, Dec. 27. 815 Hawthorne Ave., Dec. 29.

Matthew Meyer, 50, 2660 Lehman Road, drug possession at 4400 block of Foley Road, Dec. 20. Thomas Brooks, 26, no address given, drug possession at 1100




5333 Briarhill Drive: Ossing, Michael Evan to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $68,000. 322 Brookforest Drive: Adamson, Shane C. and Robert L. Caldwell to Caldwell, Robert L.; $20,000. 4294 Delryan Drive: Meyer, Timothy S. to Lachtruppp, Steven A. and Jennifer E. Taylor; $112,000. 4969 Duebber Drive: Risch, Marian to Taylor, Keith; $64,000. 994 Fashion Ave.: Fifth Third Mortgage Co. to Smith, Martin and Sharon; $78,500. 373 Greenwell Ave.: Brockmeyer, Kenneth J. Tr. to Dickerson, Jonathan Wayne Jessica G. Herdemann; $78,000. 4834 Mount Alverno Road: Heffron, David J. and Marlene to Pennymac Loan Services Ll; $94,512. 572 Orchard View Place: Marshall, Shannon M. and Jeffrey D. to U.S. Bank NA; $54,000. 400 Sunland Drive: Thaxton, Andrew E. and Julie K. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $56,000. 489 Sunland Drive: Younger, Ruthann M. to Townley, Jeremy; $96,500. 5376 Whitmore Drive: Midwest Equity Holdings Inc. to Harris, Daryl D. Jr.; $104,000.


826 Wells St.: Lucy AZ LLC to Rouck, Joe; $7,000. 539 Woodlawn Ave.: Deutsche Bank

National Trust Co. Tr. to Home-Tek Solutions LLC; $13,500. 906 Elberon Ave.: Jinseok, Kim to LB Property Holdings LLC; $176,000. 932 McPherson Ave.: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to WSV Properties LLC; $2,900. 1024 Purcell Ave.: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Wells Fargo Bank NA; $105,000. 1211 Wessels Ave.: Borcherding, Laura H. to Williams, Archie L. Jr.; $30,000. 1115 Carson Ave.: States Resources Corp. to Jelks, James L.; $15,000. 1230 Elberon Ave.: MacDonald, David P. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $32,000. 963 Fairbanks Ave.: Wells Fargo Bank NA to Orling, Roy; $6,600. 720 Grand Ave.: Golden E. Ohio LLC to Fannie Mae; $57,000. 942 McPherson Ave.: BRR Renovations LLC to Anness, Harold L. Tr.; $800. 1629 Minion Ave.: Gillespie, Dennis Patrick to Advantage Bank; $38,000. 2909 Warsaw Ave.: Jones, John Tr. to Armstrong, Trenell; $1,000. 2911 Warsaw Ave.: Jones, John Tr. to Armstrong, Trenell; $1,000. 1314 Beech Ave.: WMH Properties LLC to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr.; $18,000. 1341 Beech Ave.: Candle-Lit Homes LLC to LNV Corp.; $30,000. 911 Chateau Ave.: U.S. Bank NA to Cheap Connections LLC; $1,000. 628 Delhi Ave.: Dixon, Pearl to Dangerfield, Dovetta; $67,000.

906 Elberon Ave.: LB Property Holdings LLC to Williams, Scott; $120,000. 957 Fairbanks Ave.: Egan, Kory to Carpenter, Beverly; $36,770. 966 McPherson Ave.: McMahon Realty Enterprises LLC to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $24,000. 1014 Parkson Place: Jones, John Tr. to Savoy Place Properties Ll; $19,900. 2500 Warsaw Ave.: Kassem, Nasser M. to Iori, Steven John; $35,000.


Burns St.: Bodycote Thermal Processing Inc. to Lang, Albert and Carla; $90,000. 1440 Eighth St.: Meridian Advisors of Ohio LLC Tr. to Central Ready Mix LLC; $75,000. 1403 State Ave.: McMillan, James and Mamie to Archer, Claudia; $2,500. 2701 Lehman Road: Clayton, Mindy R. to Clayton, Gary E. and Jonna R.; $66,184. 1427 Bowman Ave.: McCoy, Virginia A. to Doane, David; $7,500. 1429 Bowman Ave.: McCoy, Virginia A. to Doane, David; $7,500. 1431 Bowman Ave.: McCoy, Virginia A. to Doane, David; $7,500. 1433 Bowman Ave.: McCoy, Virginia A. to Doane, David; $7,500. 2129 Staebler St.: Elliot Park Ltd. to AVM Investments Inc.; $1,000.



About obituaries Fran (Peg), Greg (Lisa), Mary Joan (late Ed Fay) Niehaus, Nancy Koeninger, Therese (Dan) Moser; 27 grandchildren; 36 great-grandNiehaus children; two great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Mae Niehaus. Services were Jan. 8 at St. Antoninus. Arrangements by Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to the St. Antoninus Endowment Fund or Catholic Relief Services, P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21203-7090.

William Plogsted

William J. Plogsted, 89, died Jan. 4. He was a World War II veteran. Survived by children Gail Moe, Steve (Margaret), Tom (Karen), Jeff (Kristine) PlogstPlogsted ed; grandchildren Brad, Scott, Steve, Mark, Amanda, Lynn, Rachel, Evan,

Annalise, Sidney; sister Virginia (Atea) Gulino. Preceded in death by wife Mary Plogsted, siblings Edward (Alvera) Plogsted, Marilyn (John) Bush. Services were Jan. 10 at St. Dominic. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.

Linda Stammer

Linda Jones Stammer, 54, Delhi Township, died Dec. 20. She was a clerk for Biggs. Survived by husband David Stammer; children David Jr. (Nicole), John (Jessica) Stammer, Lisa (Josh) Coletta; parents Fred, Jacqueline Jones; siblings Hank, Tom, Darryl Jones, PatriStammer cia Holt, Julie Thompson, Carolyn Berling; four grandchildren. Services were Dec. 23 at Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home.

Paul Uhlenbrock

Paul E. Uhlenbrock, 71, died Jan.

block of Neeb Road, Dec. 21. Deanna Hodge, 31, 564 Orchardview Place, driving under suspension at 400 block of Pedretti Avenue, Dec. 21. John Shad, 47, 5008 Rapid Run Road, driving under suspension at 800 block of Covedale Avenue, Dec. 25. Carla Herman, 32, 3404 Ruther Ave., drug paraphernalia at 500 block of Rosemont Avenue, Jan. 3. Hannah Held, 18, 3466 Harwinton Lane, drug possession at 7100 block of Cleves Warsaw Road, Jan. 4. Joel Strader, 39, 3323 Cresantview Lane, driving under suspension, drug possession at 500 block of Pedretti Avenue, Jan. 4. Gregory Pittman, 46, 3967 Delhi Road, falsification at 3937 Delhi Road, Jan. 2. Anthony Kincer, 28, 6156 Ottawa St., drug possession at 6100 block of Ottawa Street, Dec. 24. Kim Vu, 33, 228 Francisridge Drive, driving under suspension at 3500 block of Delhi Road, Dec. 30. Charles Smith, 42, 108 Anderson Ferry Road, operating vehicle under the influence at 5500 block of Delhi Road, Dec. 21. Michael Barkley, 28, 1664 Northside Ave., drug possession at 4900 block of Delhi Road, Dec. 28. Charles Pittman, 21, 5088 Rapid Run Road, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, criminal trespassing at 4300 block of Valence Drive, Dec. 18. Teena Bradner, 44, 2428 Ferguson Road, attempted theft at 5300 block of Sultana Drive, Dec. 24. Gary Ellison, 29, 5423 Sanrio Court, driving under suspension at 400 block of Pedretti Avenue, Dec. 20.



Man reported checks used without permission at 5272 Farm House Lane, Dec. 27.


Man reported money stolen at 6006

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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, 2638300. Cleves Warsaw Road, Dec. 31. Man reported checkbook stolen at 5297 Delhi Road, Jan. 2. Man reported tools stolen from vehicle at 818 Martini Road, Dec. 30. Man reported money stolen at 4911 Alvernol Valley Drive, Dec. 30. Man reported tools stolen from vehicle at 930 Martini Road, Dec. 29. Man reported stereo equipment GPS stolen from vehicle at 5467 Courier Court, Dec. 29.

3. He worked for Cobb Inc. He served 32 years in the Ohio National Guard and was a founding member of Dune Buggies Inc. Survived by wife Marlene McKinley Uhlenbrock; children Douglas (Diane), Donald (Trisha), Daniel Uhlenbrock, Lynn Uhlenbrock (Kenneth) Macenko; brother Robert (Karen) Uhlenbrock; 14 grandchildren. Services were Jan. 8 at St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Lawrenceburg, Ind. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: Our Daily Bread, P.O. Box 14862, Cincinnati, OH 45250 or the St. Teresa Benedicta Building Fund, 23455 Gavin Lane, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025.

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Three win Sisters of Charity’s highest honors The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati awarded the Congregation’s highest honor, the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award, to Elizabeth Bookser Barkley, retired Air Force Master Sgt. John J. DeJonckheere, and David Scharfenberger. The awards were bestowed Jan. 2 in the Immaculate Conception Chapel at the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse, Delhi Township, during the celebration of Mass. Barkley, professor and chairwoman of the Department of English and Modern Languages at Mount St. Joseph, was recognized for developing interdisciplinary courses at the Mount related to spirituality in the Sisters of Charity tradition. Barkley has written a variety of arti-


The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati awarded the Congregation’s highest honor, the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award, Jan. 2 to Elizabeth Bookser Barkley, Master Sgt. John J. DeJonckheere, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), and David Scharfenberger. From left are: Scharfenberger, Barkley, S. Barbara Hagedorn, president of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, and Don DeJonckheere, brother of Master Sgt. John J. DeJonckheere. cles and books based on the Charity charisma and mission, several in collaboration with Sister Judith Metz,

S.C. In addition, she is faculty coordinator for the Cooperative Education Program at the Mount for stu-

dents who work at the SC Ministry Foundation, in the Communications Office of the Sisters of Charity of

Cincinnati, at Seton High School and at Bayley Place. DeJonckheere was honored for providing funds for students and families in need of assistance at Holy Family School in Price Hill where his sister, Sister Mary Marcel, ministers. He has challenged students to collaborate with him to bring happiness into other people’s lives. DeJonckheere has funded 15 Sisters of Charity ministries. He has contributed to Zafen, a Vincentian micro-loan program in Haiti, and he has supported an entire school in Haiti with tuition funding. His brother, Don DeJonckheere, accepted the award. Scharfenberger was recognized for being one of the founders of WIN (Working in Neighborhoods – Cincin-

nati) using his talents to develop grassroots leadership by mentoring many young organizers around ground breaking issues such as utility reform, energy conservation and access to prescriptions for the elderly. Scharfenberger is involved with the Service Learning Program at the College of Mount St. Joseph where he was an adjunct instructor and the first director of the program. The Service Learning Program links students with organizations that attend to the needs of the poor and oppressed. He also is involved in initiating leadership around foreclosure prevention with the Social Action Parish Collaborative of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

Alumni back on exhibit at Mount St. Joe studio The Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph presents “Encore: Alumni Excellence Exhibition” through Feb. 5. This exhibition of alumni artists showcases art works by selected Mount art and design graduates from each decade of the 1960s to the 20000s. Invited back by

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This necklace was designed by Christina Baitz Brandewie who will be exhibited in “Encore: Alumni Excellence Exhibition” in the Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph. 1980s – Lisa Sanger (BA – graphic design 1883). For more than two decades, the downtown-based interactive design and development firm of Sanger and Eby has been providing resultsfocused design solutions for a wide range of clients, including Macy’s, Fifth Third Bank, Lenscrafters Foundation, and Children’s Hospital. With a depth of background in strategy, user experience, design, and application development, Sanger and Eby has grown its business by growing the bottom lines of its clients and partners. The firm was founded in 1988 by Lisa Sanger and Donna Eby, both Mount St. Joseph graduates, and has grown to be one of the largest women-owned businesses in Cincinnati. The company is an active community supporter, with multiple pro bono projects and a strong focus in education. Contributions include a long-standing co-op work program for technology students, as well as website and application design and development for multiple educational institutions, including Crayons to Computers, Seton High School, and Guardian Angels School. Go to for more information. 1990s – Anne Schlomer (BFA – painting 1994) and (MFA – painting 1997, New York Academy of Art, New York City.) Most recently included in a series of 2008 exhibitions called Exposure hosted by Ceres Gallery, in New York City, of emerging New York artists. Schlomer is a representational painter and draftsperson. She was attracted to the academy’s extensive education of anatomy, the human figure and perspective, and its training in the techniques of the Old Masters, all of which remain key elements and influences in her work. Recent work includes a series of paintings and drawings of street scenes of the recently gentrified meatpacking district of lower Manhattan. For more, go to 1990s – Michelle Disbennett Jeffreys (BFA – painting 1998) and (MFA – painting 2001, University of Cincinnati) is an accomplished professional painter whose works have been nationally exhibited in places such as the Limner Gallery and STAGE Gallery in New York. Disbennett has exhibited extensively in galleries around the Tristate area,

most recently at Global Lead Art Gallery, and Gallery Salveo. Her work has been represented by The Chapman Friedman Gallery in Louisville, Kentucky from 2002-2009. “I am intrigued with how paint can glide across the canvas, how shapes can slide around, interlock, explode, or calmly rest beside one another, how to create various textures by building up the layers of paint, and how visually powerful a color can be,” she said. “I believe every stroke applied to the canvas must have meaning and every stroke must be full of life.” 2000s – Noelle Wedig (BFA – fabric design 2005) and (MFA – fibers 2007, Savannah College of Art and Design, Ga.). “As an artist I am interested in ‘living’ art,” she said. “Art that is ‘living’ can be interacted with, changeable, transformable, and is not stagnant. To produce a work of ‘living’ art I make what I call body sculptures. Exhibition record includes a solo show at the Starland Gallery, Savannah, featuring experimental costumes in 2006 and a performance, installation and video in the Vernasage exhibition in Lacoste, France, in 2007. She currently maintains all show and atmosphere costumes and assists performers at King’s Island Amusement Park, serves as liaison with production staff, and has served as main costumer for several productions. 2000s – Melanie Cannon (BA - graphic design 2002) and (MS – marketing 2009, University of Cincinnati) is currently the marketing and promotions coordinator at McMicken College of Arts and Sciences at UC. There she oversees communication efforts internally for faculty, staff and more than 7,000 students, and externally for more than 40,000 alumni. Cannon has an impressive resume of both large- and small-scale design projects in


This poster by Melanie Cannon, a 2000 Mount graduate, will be part of the Encore: Alumni Excellence Exhibition at The Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph. the Greater Cincinnati area. She is a freelance designer and marketing consultant that has worked with nonprofit organizations such as City Gospel Mission, Athletes Joined Against Spondylitis and the Bacchanalian Society. “Armed with a fine-art sensibility and a marketer’s toolbox, I approach my clients’ needs as a thoughtful problem solver and strive to develop successful design solutions that effectively communicate to mass audiences,” Cannon said. “I conduct secondary research on the latest marketing and design trends, while being mindful to classic techniques, and primary research on target audiences for direction and insight.” Studio San Giuseppe is a nonprofit art gallery in the Dorothy Meyer Ziv Art Building on the campus of the College of Mount St. Joseph. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. The gallery is closed on major holidays, including Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, Jan. 17. Admission is free. For more information, call Studio San Giuseppe at 513-244-4384.


The photo titled “13th Street, Under the Highline” by Anne Schlomer, who will be exhibited in the Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph’s “Encore: Alumni Excellence Exhibition.”


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