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Delhi Township resident Joyce Richter, left, and Jane Broering confer during their carving class at Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve.

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Community conversation The CoreChange community conversation will take place from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, in Elder High School’s Schaeper Center. CoreChange is an initiative to bring a variety of partners together to design solutions for urban problems. Attendees of this conversational meeting will learn about CoreChange and have an opportunity to share their view for the future. It will be a chance to discuss a future of possibilities based on choice. Please RSVP by phone to 251-8538 - leave a message. Reservations can also be emailed to

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Price Hill man opens Covington bar By Kurt Backscheider

Mark Dean didn’t expect to be out of work very long when he was let go from his job three years ago. “I thought I could land on my feet pretty quickly, considering what I knew and who I knew,” the lifelong Price Hill resident said. “That wasn’t the case.” A veteran of the beer business, Dean was laid off from his job at Warsteiner in December 2008. He’d worked in the industry as a beer representative for 20 years – 10 years with Hudepohl-Schoenling and 10 with Warsteiner. He was unemployed and looking for work for about two and a half years when he was approached with an opportunity he couldn’t pass up. The landlord of a former country-western/biker bar in Covington asked Dean to take over the space and open his own bar and restaurant in it. Dean agreed and Geez’L Pete’s Spirits and Eats was born. The watering hole and eatery is at 508 Madison Ave. “We opened last year in early April,” he said. “And we started serving food last July. We take a lot of pride in our food, we take

Lifelong Price Hill resident Mark Dean invites patrons to enjoy a drink and a good meal at Geez'L Pete's Spirits and Eats, his new restaurant and bar in Covington. Dean opened the bar after he was laid off from his job of 20 years in the beer business. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

bar food to the next level.” With the help of friends, family and fellow members of the Mother Seton Knights of Columbus in Price Hill, Dean transformed the old biker bar into a welcoming bar and restaurant. “My vision was to cater to the professionals who work in the business district in downtown Covington,” the Elder High School alumnus said.

“Our goal is to provide our guests quality and quantity for a great value.” In addition to a full bar, Geez’L Pete’s offers a menu that includes hand-patted burgers, fresh-cut fries, hand-cut and hand-breaded chicken and homemade soups. Dean and his friends installed a completely new, professional kitchen to make it possible to offer quality

foods, he said. “The only complaint I’ve heard is that the portions we serve are too much food,” he said. “I’ll take that.” If folks head to Geez’L Pete’s on Thursday, Friday or Saturday night, they’ll hear live music from the likes of Bob Cushing, Sonny Moorman, Dallas Moore Band, Blue Skies and Swamptucky. The bar also hosts a weekly dart league and a Texas Hold’em tournament. “We have something going on every day,” Dean said. “I want everyone to feel at home here. We try to greet everyone when they come in the door.” Running his own business is tough in this economy, but Dean said the support of his friends and help from his hardworking staff is making it possible for Geez’L Pete’s to grow and build a regular clientele. “I’ve surrounded myself with a lot of good people,” he said. “Without these good friends we wouldn’t be where we are today.” Geez’L Pete’s Spirits and Eats is open seven days a week. For more information, visit or call 859261-1030.

West Siders can get free tax help at Elder By Kurt Backscheider

Working families who don’t want to pay someone to prepare their taxes can have them prepared for free at Elder High School. The Price Hill school will once again serve as the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site on the West Side. In its seventh year on this side of town, the program enlists the help of volunteers who work to make sure families on the West Side are returned every tax dollar they deserve. “The service is targeted to assist people who are making low to moderate incomes,” said Kristin Suess, manager of the Price Hill Financial Opportunity Center and one of the coordinators of this year’s tax site at Elder’s Schaeper Center. “We’re helping people keep their money in their hands. The refunds they get go directly toward helping them pay their bills,” she said. The volunteers who help prepare taxes must undergo training and be certified by the Internal Revenue Service, Suess said. The volunteers will prepare taxes free of charge and e-file the returns to allow people to quickly receive their tax returns. She said about 60 volunteers have stepped up to make this

Barbara Harper, center, a branch manager for the Cincinnati Police Credit Union, advises a couple about their taxes during a past session of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program at Elder High School's Schaeper Center. Elder will once again serve as the West Side free tax preparation site this year. FILE PHOTO year’s program happen. Elder has served as the West Side tax preparation site for six straight years. During that time more than 1,100 people have visited the site, receiving a total of nearly $1.5 million in tax returns. Suess is in her third year volunteering with the program, and she said this is the first year she took the test to become certified

to prepare taxes. “The service is so needed in Price Hill,” she said. “Just to know we are making a difference in a small way is rewarding.” Not everyone is eligible for the service, as it is intended for people who earn low to moderate incomes. Those who are interested can learn more by visiting People

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who qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit benefit most from the program. Suess said the West Side site, 4005 Glenway Ave., is open by appointment only from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the following Saturdays: Feb. 4, 18 and 25, and March 10. To make an appointment, call 587-6920.





Delhi Kroger showcases expansion By Heidi Fallon

the Delhi Township Veterans Association Color Guard and Oak Hills High School marching band. The store will give away $10 gift cards to the first 300 customers along with other activities all day. The store is putting the finishing touches on the major expansion which is adding 30,000 square feet, taking the space vacated by Walgreens, which moved down the street. “We’ll have a total of

The Delhi Township Kroger store is getting set to show off its major expansion during grand opening ceremonies Thursday, Feb. 9. Ray Brown, store manager, said the store will close at 10 p.m. on Feb. 8 to get ready for the party and re-open at 7 a.m. the next day. Festivities will include

Mary Coffman adds to the selections at the fish market at the Delhi Township Kroger store. The seafood section, as well as meats and beer, have doubled in size with the store's recent expansion. HEIDI FALLON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

98,000 square feet,” Brown said. “This represents a major investment in our store and the community.” Along with space, Kroger also added 50 to 60 employees, Brown said, bringing his personnel numbers to about 250 fulland part-time employees. Drawing its customers from not only the township, but Price Hill and other surrounding communities, Kroger started the expansion in June and still is completing lastminute touches around the store. “We’ve added a sushi bar and doubled the size of our meat, seafood, beer and wine departments,” Brown said. “We added a pharmacy drive-up window and we have a new kitchen area and a new chef on the run section with prepared foods to take home and heat up.” Even though the store is huge, Brown knows his way around most any Kroger store. Growing up in Westwood, Brown start-

ed working for the grocery chain at the age of 16. “I started as a bagger when the store was across the street,” he said, adding that the store moved four times up and down the pike before settling at its current spot at 5080 Delhi Road. “This was my first store and is still my favorite.” Now living in White Oak, Brown said he’s been manager of the township Kroger the past three years. “We really wanted to offer our customers and the community a more upscale shopping experience,” Brown said. Mike Casey, a loyal Kroger customer and township resident, said he likes the changes. “It’s a lot bigger which makes it a lot farther to walk around, but I really like all the new selections,” Casey said, while debating about splurging on sushi. For more information about the grand opening, call the store at 451-7200.

Mike Casey, Delhi Township, checks out the array of sushi offerings at the Delhi Road Kroger store. The sushi bar is just one of the new additions to the recently expanded store. HEIDI FALLON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


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Delhi nabs burglars, bank robbers By Heidi Fallon

Delhi Township police have nabbed several alleged burglars as the township continues to see an increase in day-time home break-ins. “We are seeing a recent spike in day-time robberies and are asking residents to be vigilant and keep an eye out in their neighborhoods for anything that seems suspicious,” said Lt. Joe Macaluso. “We’d rather they call and it not be anything. Residents should never hesitate to call us.” It was a matter of right place, right time that resulted in the arrest of two 17-year-olds as they were being chased through Delhi Township Park by the person who encountered them in a Greenwell Avenue home Jan. 23. “The two teens had bro-

College of Mount St. Joseph police officer Brent Erickson stopped a suspected Delhi Township bank robber while on duty. THANKS TO JILL EICHHORN. ken a window to enter the home and a person in the home confronted them and they fled on foot,” Macaluso said. “The person was chasing them when one of our officers was on routine patrol in the park and saw what was happening. “The two were quickly

apprehended.” One of the teens was from Delhi Township and the other from Cheviot, he said, and both are charged with burglary. The burglary investigation also resulted in the arrest of a 16-year-old who lived at that Greenwell Av-

enue home the same day. The teen is charged with drug trafficking and drug paraphernalia. Macaluso said police believe the two 17-year-olds were familiar with the younger teen and drugs were the reason for the break-in. Another burglary, this one on Jan. 10 in the 4700 block of Shadylawn Terrace, lead to the arrest of Dana Harbin, 40, Brookforest Drive in Delhi Township. Macaluso said Harbin allegedly broke into the Shadylawn Terrace home taking two TVs and electronics equipment. Harbin and a suspected accomplice, Priscilla Knuckles, 28, Price Hill, then, called a taxi to take them and the TVs to a pawn shop. Police were able to identify Harbin from pawn store video and traced him

Madcap Puppets moving to new space in Westwood By Kurt Backscheider

John Lewandowski and the staff at Madcap Productions Puppet Theatre are eager to move into their new home. “We’re thrilled,” said Lewandowski, artistic director of the award-winning, West Side puppetry group. “We’re incredibly excited.” Through a partnership with the Westwood Community Urban Redevelopment Corp. (WestCURC), Madcap is moving from its overcrowded headquarters on Glenmore Avenue into the old Cincinnati & Suburban Bell exchange building at Harrison and Urwiler avenues in Westwood. The ornate building, constructed in 1925 as one of five telephone switching stations that served the region, is owned by the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, which has used it as a book storage annex for several years.

John Lewandowski, artistic director of the Madcap Puppet Theatre in Westwood, sits among a few of the group’s puppets. Madcap has partnered with the Westwood Community Urban Redevelopment Corp., and is moving from the space its outgrown on Glenmore Avenue to the old Cincinnati & Suburban Bell building at Harrison and Urwiler avenues. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

WestCURC received a $340,000 grant from the city to purchase the building and Madcap will renovate the space, turning it into a national performing arts center while preserving the building as an historic landmark in the

neighborhood’s business district. Sister Ann Rene McConn, president and CEO of WestCURC, said the redevelopment corporation’s mission is to promote development in the neighborhood business district, and they are excited about the impact the project will have for the community. “We’re anxious to move this forward,” she said. “We’re looking forward to the opportunity to make this not just Madcap’s building, but Westwood’s building.” McConn said its great the way the public library, Madcap, WestCURC and the city were able to work together to ensure a beautiful community landmark remains relevent. Lewandowski said Madcap and its board of directors have been working with the community for two years to find a new home for the 30-year-old theater group in Westwood. He said Madcap has outgrown its existing space, an old bank building on Glenmore Avenue, and

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Oak Hills sets kindergarten registration The Oak Hills Local School District will register incoming kindergartners 4-6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, March 14 and 15, at all five elementary schools. Parents will receive a packet filled with information and activities for your child to help ensure their success. Parents should bring: » Student’s original birth certificate; » Student’s Social Security card or number; » Copy of parent/legal guardian’s driver’s license (photo identification); » Custody papers (if applicable). Students must reside in the

school district with the parent who has legal custody of them. Custodial parent must provide court filed, signed and certified custody agreement which shows that they are the “residential” custodian of the child/children. In the event that a biological parent is deceased, a copy of the death certificate must be provided. » Proof of residency. Acceptable Proofs of Residency: » Copy of deed, current mortgage information or most recent property tax bill. (No print outs from the auditors website) » Signed, current rental or

lease agreement. Be sure that it contains the name, address, and telephone number of the landlord. Parent(s) and student(s) living with another person: Parent must obtain affidavits from the Oak Hills District Office at 6325 Rapid Run Road prior to registration. Contact Donna Bella at 574-3200. The affidavits must be completed, notarized with all attachments and submitted with the registration information. House under construction/ purchase: If a person has a contract to build, parent(s) must submit at registration a copy of the

contract plus a letter from the builder stating that there is a firm contract and give an estimate of the time of completion (at least 90 days from the day school starts or from the time the child starts school). The letter should contain the builder’s name, address and phone number. After the house is finished, the school must receive a copy of the settlement statement or mortgage papers or deed within 10 days of the move. If parent(s) have signed a contract to purchase a home, a copy of the purchase agreement along with a closing date must be submitted at time of registration. The moving date must be within

60 days from the day school starts or the first day the child attends school. After move is completed a copy of the settlement statement or mortgage papers or deed must be submitted to school within 10 days. Any of the above needs to be submitted if a student moves during the year. All Changes of address and telephone number must be in writing. Registration will not be complete until all requirements are met. For parents or guardians with special residential circumstances, or for more information call Donna Bella, 574-3200.


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Delshire student hits all the right singing notes By Heidi Fallon

Trevor Josshua can belt out hip hop, show tunes and popular songs, all with an 11-year-old enthusiasm. The Delshire Elementary School fourth-grader just loves to sing. His talents recently earned him one of eight openings for the Cincinnati Boychoir training choir and an upcoming performance at the World Choir Games. “I am so excited to be in the choir games,” Josshua said. “I

Trevor Josshua belts out a tune in the Delshire Elementary School music room. The fourth-grader performed to perfection and won one of eight slots in the Cincinnati Boychoir. HEIDI FALLON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

am also very excited to meet other boys that like singing as much as I do.” Josshua was recommended for the choir audition by his Delshire music teacher Chelsey Sweatman, who also is a director of the Cincinnati Children’s Choir satellite program. “He is an enthusiastic student and a wonderful musician and I am thrilled he’s been given this amazing opportunity,” Sweatman said. Josshua explained that being in the training choir is “my first step.” “I’ll go to a summer camp on my way to the next step of being in the Boychoir,” he said. “I’m really excited about being able to travel and perform with the choir. I’d really like to go to Paris and see the Eiffel Tower. “I thought the Boychoir sounded like a lot of fun and I’ll get to be part of the World Choir Games.” Those games, Sweatman said, will be coming to Cincinnati for the first time this spring. It’s an international showcase of all ages and types of choirs. The seventh annual games will bring an estimated 20,000 participants from more than 70 countries to Cincinnati in July. While just as enthusiastic at Josshua’s success, Delshire Principal Travis Hunt said Sweatman is a driving force behind all of the school’s talented students. “She cares about Delshire and our students beyond the school,” Hunt said. “She gives her students a real perspective and the opportunities to take their talents as far as they can imagine.”

Third-graders at St. Dominic School celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe by studying the culture and history of Mexico, including Joel Poinsett, who brought the poinsettia to America. They also enjoyed a "Taste of Mexico" and sampled Mexican fritters and Mexican hot chocolate. PROVIDED.


The following students have earned honors for the second quarter of the 2011-2012 school year.

Fourth through eighth grades First honors: Lucas Abbott, Lydia Abbott, Baylee Adams, Allyson Albertz, John Altenau, Marie Altenau, Rachel Auer, Stefanie Autenrieb, Hannah Bacon, Abigail Baker, Katelyn Barnes, Timothy Berndsen, Emily Berning, Justin Besl, Blake Bethel, Brooke Bethel, Kyle Branson, Chelsey Brown, Jordan Burke, Logan Burke, Benjamin Carroll, Anna Castano, Mercede Chaney, Samantha Clark, Austin Combs, Braden Connor, Heidi Cook, Tanner Daria, Makayla Deilkes, Hannah Doll, Taylor Doyle, Rachel Dreiling, Matthew Dugan, Randall Ellis, Kathleen Erpenbeck, Morgan Essen, Austin Gilkey, Nicholas Gillespie, Sydney Goins, Annie Gruber, Jacob Gutzwiller, Barkley Haneberg-Diggs, Madelyn Hart, Bridget Hellmann, Olivia Hensley, Kayla Hess, Jacob Hibbard, Nora Hibbard, Nathan Hill, Ryan Hill, Joshua Hoffman, Gwendalyne Homan, Mitchell Huesman, Alexa Jacob, Analise Kandra, Collin Kandra, Luke Kandra, Jacob Kellard, Jill Kloepfer, Shelby Lanpheare, Carmen Leisgang, Charles Lipps, Eddie Lipps, Emily Lipps, Kurt Luken, Jacob Melvin, Elizabeth Moore, Morgan Morano, Daniel Moster, Alexander Mullins, Tyler Mullins, Braedy Murphy,

Amanda Murray, Brandon Myers, Abigail Neumann, Abigail Nutter, Madelynne Nutter, Brooke Oakley, Caroline Oakley, Emma Ochs, Olivia Ohradzansky, Taylor O’Leary, Keith Orloff, Robert Oswald, Grace Paustian, Alexandra Philpot, Taylor Pitchford, Elana Radigan, Alexandra Reckers, Regina Richards, Zachary Rizzo, Caroline Rosen, Michael Rosen, Mia Roth, Rylee Sanker, Erica Schloemer, Matthew Schloemer, Hannah Schwaeble, Nicholas Sebastian, Rachel Sebastian, Kyle Sokolis, Marie Specker, Christian Staubitz, Breanna Steelman, Allison Sullivan, Ryan Sullivan, Jack Sunderman, Abigail Tettenhorst, Caitlyn Thai, Mikaleigh Thai, Angelina Tran, Lindsey Vale, Dane Vatter, Mackenzie Vatter, Kurtis Wagner, Patrick Wagner, Jacob Wells, Erica Wessel, Ryan West, Andrew White, Monica White, Samuel Wuebbling, Alexander Young, Timothy Zang, Alexis Zimmer and Christopher Zimmer. Second honors: Josie Angel, Scott Araujo, Lindsey Audretch, Annie Awad, Siler Barkley, Patrick Barrett, Caroline Berning, Kevin Bill, Tyler Billman, Kelsey Bottoms, Abigail Brinker, Chad Brinker, Dontius Brown, Dallas Buresh, Jack Burgasser, Nicholas Burgasser, Amanda Chafins, Joshua Clark, Laura Clark, Chloe Cole, Richard Conrad, Heather Cook, Michael Corcoran, Nicholas Corcoran, Samuel Coy, Nicholas Cron, Zachary Czoer, Dalton DeBruler, Ryan Doll, Joseph Dowd, Renee Dreiling,

Hayley Dressler, Zachary Dugan, Hannah Eggers, Tyler Eshman, Logan Essen, Justin Finkelstein, Rashel Flores, Riley Folzenlogen, Maggie Geiger, Mitchell Gibbs, Drew Goins, Kyle Goins, Mitchel Grady, Stosh Groszek, Kyle Gutzwiller, Sarah Haile, Gage Hammann, Ella Hartung, Nathan Hartung, Zachary Huesman, Kari Illokken, Lars Illokken, Sophia Illokken, Hope Inman, Michael Jackson, Olivia Jacob, Danielle Jacobs, Spencer Kandra, Kyle King, Audrey Kirkendall, Olivia Klumpp, Jack Knolle, Monica Lape, Andrew Le, Evan Lewin, Zachary Lewin, Brady Lindsey, Brianna Lindsey, Anna-Marie Lipps, Eric Lipps, Matthew Listermann, Kelsey Lively, Connor Lohmiller, Corey Manhema, Adam Martini, Ian Martini, Max Martini, Bayley Mason, Peyton McCarthy, Brenna McDermott, Adam Melvin, Morgan Miller, Ryan Niehaus, Austin Park, Juliet Perrino, Owen Porta, Renee Rodgers, Jack Rolfes, Livia Satzger, Morgan Scherer, Joseph Shoemaker, John Specker, Abigail Staubitz, Nicholas Stenger, Savannaha Stidham, Abigail Strack, Patrick Sturgill, Rowan Tolbert, Sydney Tritt, Daniel Vale, Ryan Vincent, Olivia Volz, Megan Wade, Hannah Wagner, Kelli Wanger, Alexandra Weartz, Cassandra Weartz, Mara Weaver, Zoe Willis, Alyssa Wittrock, Jared Wogan, Jeffrey Wolf and Tristan Worsham.




First honors: Allison Budde and Laurel Cappel. Second honors: Anna Butler, Sarah Clark and Samantha DiTullio.

The following students earned honors for the second quarter of the 20112012 school year. First honors: Anna Arar, Claire Berding, Lydia Breitenstein, Caitlyn Cappel, Natalie Danenhauer, Abigail Engelhardt, Katelyn Ferguson, Elena Helmers-Wegman, Nicole Kitko and Sydney Springer. Second honors: Katlyn Colvin, Carolyn Knollman and Claudia Vollman.

Juniors First honors: Katherine Berding, Emily Engelhardt, Sarah Kelley and Julia Springer. Second honors: Danielle Chin, Anne Dixon, Elise Earley, Lucy Gaynor, Eliza-

beth Kehling, Grace Liesch, Donai Long and Alison Younts.

Seniors First honors: Lauren Ashley, Abigail Bettner, Kathleen Byrne, Megan Devoto, Stephanie Franer, Mary Hofmann, Chloe Pfander and Samantha Ramstetter. Second honors: Kaitlyn Hulsman and Maria Napolitano.





Editor: Melanie Laughman,, 513-248-7573


Mustangs hoops: Best still to come

Senior Lionel Hill scores 1,000th point By Tom Skeen

WESTERN HILLS — Sitting at 9-5 through Jan. 27, the Western Hills High School boys basketball team is on the way to its best record in over five years. Two of the Mustangs’ five losses have come against Taft - who is undefeated and No. 1 in the Enquirer Division II-IV poll with another one coming against Withrow (No. 4 in Division I poll). In their loss to Aiken, the Mustangs had a shot to win it in regulation and overtime. Against Meadowdale, the Mustangs led until the final two minutes of the game. “I feel like we should be 10-3,” coach Shawn Kerley said. “I will admit Taft beat us handily, but what a lot of people don’t realize is the Withrow game was a sevenpoint game in the fourth

quarter. I can honestly say we are getting better. We have to utilize our ability to play in the half court to beat teams. I am content, not satisfied but we have positioned ourselves to make a run.” The best thing the Mustangs have going for them: They are a senior-laden team. With nine seniors on the team - including their top three scorers - the Mustangs have plenty of experience to rely upon, but Kerley thinks this may have been a reason why the team got off to a slow start when they were 3-3. “There were a lot of high expectations,” Kerley said. “Three of our guys have been starting (varsity) since they were sophomores. We were not pushing ourselves like we should have, and we were in a comfort zone. Since that time, we are really focused on the task at hand, and I believe we are turning the corner.” One of the big reasons they have turned the corner is the play of senior

Western Hills High School senior point guard Lionel Hill recorded his 1,000th point of the season Jan. 21 against Taft and ranks third in the CMAC in scoring averaging 16.9 points per game. BEN WALPOLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS point guard Lionel Hill. Hill scored the 1,000th point of his career Jan. 21 against Taft. He ranks in the top five in four statistical categories in the CMAC with

16.9 points, three assists and four and a half steals per game while shooting 60.2 percent from the field. Hill is the only player in the conference that ranks in

the top five in four or more categories. “(Hill) has been exceptional,” Kerley said. “If you have a point guard, you have a chance. My only re-

gret is he has been our leading scorer for three years so he hasn’t had a chance to blossom. He is a combo guard and a leader on the floor. To see his growth and maturity is great and he has been a straight-A student since his junior year. To see all the seniors grow from boys to men, that is what is great to see, that is what it is all about.” While Kerley knows what he is going to get from Hill, he believes the play of his other seniors, especially Darrel Bullock and Keevin Tyus, will lead them to the promised land. “Bullock is a quiet leader and it’s been great to see him grow. He’s like our quarterback in that he tries to get everyone involved,” Kerley said. “Tyus, who had ACL surgery in May, is just now getting comfortable. Those three (Hill, Bullock, Tyus) are really going to be our driving force and are going to determine when our season is going to end. I still think the best is yet to come for us.”

SIDELINES Baseball players wanted

The Westside Rebels 15U baseball team is looking for a couple boys to fill out its roster.

Anyone interested should contact Mark at 451-8143.


ery event except the 100-yard backstroke event.

Boys basketball

Boys bowling

By Tom Skeen

» Western Hills lost to Taft 86-76, Jan. 21. Senior Lionel Hill led the Mustangs with 27 points. » Oak Hills knocked off Sycamore 53-42, Jan. 24. Senior Jack Pflum led the Highlanders with 16 points. » Elder lost to Fenwick Jan. 24, 58-37. Seniors Thomas Mazza and Danny Murphy led the Panthers with seven points. Seton junior Marisa Meyer fades away as she goes up for the jump shot over Mercy's Olivia Schad in the Saints’ 45-35 loss Jan. 24. Meyer leads the Saints with over 14 points and six rebound per game. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Saints basketball finds bright spots in struggles By Tom Skeen

PRICE HILL — Sitting at 4-12 on the season through Jan. 27, the Seton Saints basketball team is on the way to its fifth consecutive losing season. While no coach wants that on his resume, coach Mike Gleason knows the team is progressing as the season moves along. “I think every coach thinks we could’ve won two or three that we didn’t,” the third-year coach said. “As a coaching staff that is where we are at. How hard (the kids) work and practice is not in question; it’s not a lack of effort. We just have to learn how to play 32 minutes. That’s our downfall.” One of the reasons for the struggle is the lack of experience. The Saints have just three seniors on the squad this season and are dependent upon a group of juniors and sophomores without a ton of varsity playing time. “Coming in I think I underestimated the experience part,” Gleason said. “We have three

sophomores that are three of our top seven or eight kids. They have done well and you forget that this is their first time playing varsity basketball. Our seniors played as juniors but weren’t asked to be in a scoring role and this year we need that from them.” Junior Marisa Meyer has been the brightest spot for the Saints this year on an individual level. She is averaging a team-high 14 points and 6.5 rebounds a game. Meyer has scored in double figures nine of 12 games she has played in this season. “She is as good as any player I’ve coach,” Gleason said. “She’s our best practice, offensive and defensive player. She is just a competitor and wants to win at everything she does. It has taken some time for those around her to realize how to get their game to her level. They have been playing better as a team recently because we are complementing each other.” The Saints biggest win came on Jan. 17 when they upset the

New Richmond Lady Lions, who were ranked No. 6 in the Enquirer Division II-IV poll at the time. It was Meyer’s best game of the season as she scored a game-high 33 points, outscoring New Richmond star Josie Buckingham who finished with 31. Meyer scored those 33 points on just 15 shots from the field. It was an allaround team effort for the Saints as they had seven 3-pointers from five different girls. “I don’t think it’s a team that everybody is going to say ‘what a huge victory’ from a name standpoint,” Gleason said. “For us, from a confidence side, it was huge. I think the girls realized that we can play. It was the best we have done offensively and from a team standpoint in the three years I’ve been here. We are getting better and we are better than we were (at the beginning of the season). If we can put a 32-minute game together, we are really going to shock somebody.”

Girls basketball

» Mercy knocked off GGCL rival Seton 45-35, Jan. 24. Bobcat’s Kelley Wiegman and Emily Budde combined for 34 of Mercy’s 45 points. The Bobcats moved to12-5 after a 43-29 victory over Mt. Notre Dame Jan. 26. Wiegman led Mercy with 18 points. » Seton lost 62-39 Jan. 26 to St. Ursula. Junior Marisa Meyer led the Saints with 11 points. » Western Hills defeated Woodward Jan. 24, 51-35. Sophomore Kamya Thomas led the Mustangs with 15 points. » Oak Hills was knocked off by Lakota West 52-39, Jan. 25. Junior Lindsey Eckstein led the Highlanders with 15 points.

Boys swimming

» Oak Hills knocked off Lakota East 165-113, Jan. 21. The Highlanders were victorious in four of the 11 events. The Highlanders kept up their winning ways by knocking off Walnut Hills 59-43, Jan. 24. Senior Kyle Freeman captured the 50-yard freestyle title.

Girls swimming

» Lakota East edged out Oak Hills153-133, Jan. 21. Senior Lauren Bass won the 50 and 100yard freestyle events for the Highlanders. The Highlanders were knocked off by Walnut Hills 7626, Jan. 24. Walnut captured ev-

» Oak Hills won the Lancer Baker Bash at Northwest Lanes Jan. 21. The Highlanders knocked off Mason by one pin 2,686-2,685, Jan. 23. » Elder defeated Moeller 2,598-2,566, Jan. 24. Senior Ben Brauch rolled the high series for the Panthers with a 409. » La Salle defeated Moeller, 2,685-2,595, Jan. 26. Senior Brandon Merz had a 413 high series for the Lancers.

Girls bowling

» At the Lancer Baker Bash, Seton finished fifth while Oak Hills placed sixth Jan. 21. Mason defeated Oak Hills 2438-2126, Jan. 23. Senior Katie Mueller rolled a 345 to lead the Highlanders. » Mercy moved to 19-1 after knocking off St. Ursula 24791818, Jan. 24. Senior Amy Feie rolled a 449 series. The Bobcats beat McAuley 2588-2373, Jan. 26. Sophomore Sarah Corso led the Bobcats with a 471 series. » Seton was defeated by McAuley 2,514-2,364, Jan. 24. Jamie Merz had the high series for the Saints with a 372. The Saints knocked off Mt. Notre Dame 2,116-1,891, Jan. 26. Junior Molly Pillar rolled a 365 series to lead the Saints.


» Elder was defeated by St. Xavier 45-30, Jan. 21. The Panthers were victorious in six of the 14 matches. » Western Hills knocked off Madeira 53-29, Jan. 24.

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Editor: Marc Emral,, 853-6264




In theater, you can go home again With apologies to Thomas Wolfe, you can go home again. I know because I have. Let me set the stage: it was 1990, the summer between my junior and senior years at Elder High. Some friends told me about an organization called Cincinnati Young People’s Theater (CYPT). It produces summer shows using students from all over the area at nearby Westwood Town Hall. You should try out, they said. Armed with little experience, low self esteem and an $8 haircut, I auditioned. The artistic team for CYPT saw through the rough façade (or were incredibly desperate for skinny kids with bad haircuts) and cast me as Pappy Yokum in “Lil Abner.” With that, the 20-year love affair began.

I was able to see from the inside how amazing CYPT was. I honestly can think of no better way for teens to spend a summer than to Rodger meet a hundred Pille COMMUNITY PRESS strangers from different GUEST COLUMNIST schools and work together to mount – in CYPT founder Tim Perrino’s words – “the biggest, baddest musical ever staged.” I loved it so much I stayed for two more summers. And I met some of the greatest friends I have to this day. In that way, CYPT isn’t just a cool program –

HEMI seeks mentors for foster children

Since the Higher Education Mentoring Initiative began in 2009, 100 percent of the foster children paired with a mentor have graduated high school. Most are successfully attending college. Considering that nationally less than 60 percent of foster children complete high school and only 3 percent earn college degrees, the success of HEMI to date is nothing short of amazing. The success can be attributed directly to the most important part of HEMI: the 37 mentors who make time each week to guide, encourage and befriend the foster children in the program. But in order to continue its success, HEMI needs your help. As HEMI enters its third year, the program is looking for additional volunteers willing to devote a couple hours each week to mentor a foster child. Most of us cannot imagine the obstacles foster children face. Access to housing, employment and basic life skills are always challenging for foster children as they leave the foster care system. Most are forced to be self-sufficient at an extremely young age. In 2009, Commissioner Greg Hartmann assembled a partnership between Hamilton County, Job and Family Services, the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati State

and Great Oaks to address this need and HEMI was formed. Each year, HEMI couM oira ples mentors Weir with juniors or seniors in COMMUNITY PRESS GUEST high school COLUMNIST about to “age-out” of the foster care system. Many foster children have never had a serious conversation about higher education. The mentor’s goal is to expose the foster child to the possibility of higher education and actively encourage the student through each step. Mentors commit to at least two hours of personal interaction each week with their student. Once a month, they attend a HEMI social activity. They are also expected to be available via telephone, email, texting, etc. The most effective mentors are able to engage in a relationship based on trust and understanding. For more information, please call Program Coordinator Annie Schellinger at 513556-4368 or email Moira Weir is director of Hamilton County Job and Family Services.

it’s a life changer. Leaving CYPT and going to college, I made the difficult decision to not pursue a degree in performing arts, choosing journalism/public relations instead. I decided to write about and promote the great work being done by so many talented people in this region. And so, for the past 17 years of my no-longer-young career, I’ve had the great fortune of publicizing the offerings of two community assets: Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal and Newport Aquarium. I loved my time at each, met diverse and wonderful people and learned much. But it wasn’t theater. Then, it happened. The very

organization for whom that skinny kid with the bad haircut auditioned suddenly had a need for a communicator – someone to help spread the word about the wonderful work they do and to assist in raising funds to assure future viability. CYPT is much bigger than when I left it. The organization was awarded the exclusive production contract for the historic Showboat Majestic. And then, in 2002, CYPT purchased – with help from the city of Cincinnati – the old Covedale movie theater on Glenway Avenue. CYPT renamed it the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts and officially rebranded itself Cincinnati Landmark Productions. In addition to being the perma-

nent home for CYPT , the Covedale Center also launched a new, full theater season. Like the Showboat’s season, these are paid adult actors and artistic teams, working together to add to the cultural fabric of this rich theatrical town. It’s here, in the old projection room for the Covedale, where I currently sit. As I type, the distinctive sound of a set being built for the upcoming production of Caine Mutiny Court Martial echoes through the halls. I can’t help but smile. Because, you see, I’m home. Rodger Pille is Communications/ Development Manager for Cincinnati Landmark Productions.


Werner Coppel, a Holocaust survivor who speaks to groups in collaboration with the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, recently spoke to Elizabeth Lyle's history classes at Western Hills University High School. Coppel gave a moving account of how he survived and escaped Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Pictured, left to right, are Carrissa Clay, Treshaun Henderson, Coppel, John Mills, Ashley Cooper, Terrence Williams and Asiana Knox-Allen. THANKS TO ELIZABETH LYLE

Congress feigns phony session On Jan. 4, President Obama defied Republicans by appointing former Ohio Attorney General, Richard Cordray as the first ever consumer advocate and watchdog for the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In addition, the president named three appointees to the National Labor Relations Board. All four were recess appointments. Why did Congress fail to approve any of these nominations? The simple answer is they don't want the CFPB or the NLRB to function. The Republicans didn't like the legislation that passed into

law the CFPB and the NLRB, so why would they approve individuals appointed to head these agencies? Richard Citibank and Schwab the Chamber of COMMUNITY PRESS Commerce, etc GUEST COLUMNIST ... have had lobbyists at work reminding Republicans who finances their campaigns. So taking their marching orders, the Republicans have chosen to obstruct. The CFPB and NLRB are agencies created by law. The president is the chief executive

charged by the Constitution with carrying out the laws of the land. In an attempt to prevent the president from his Constitutional right to appoint people during a recess, Congress goes into a make-believe, pro forma session. All are out of town, everyone agrees for weeks on end, no work is going to get done. And, they are just going to have somebody gavel to order and then gavel closed a couple of minutes later. What a sham. Richard O. Schwab is currently neighborhood team leader, Glendale Organizing For America Community Team (

Dogs are friends – but be careful Dogs are man’s best friend. They are wonderful family companions, and can help teach children about responsibility. But even the sweetest dog can occasionally bite, and several million dog bite injuries occur in this country every year. There are many facets to being a responsible pet owner. When choosing a breed of dog, speak with a vet about the right dog for your family and living situation. Some are more likely to bite than others, and should probably not be around very young children. Take your time in getting to know a dog before you se-

lect it for your family. Dogs that are healthy, obediencetrained and exercised are less likely to bite. Take your dog Teresa to the vet to get Esterle COMMUNITY PRESS the appropriate shots, and to GUEST COLUMNIST have it spayed or neutered. License your pet and obey local leash laws. Be alert for any signs of illness or change in behavior. Even if you do not own a dog, it



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is important to teach your child how to be safe around them. All children should be taught not to approach strange dogs, or to reach through fences to try to pet them. Always ask a pet owner for permission before touching a dog. Let the dog see you and sniff you before petting it. Never tease an animal, and never disturb an animal that is eating, sleeping or caring for puppies. Do not feed an animal with your fingers; instead, keep a treat in your open palm. Never back an animal into a corner. If threatened by a dog, stay still and avoid eye contact. Never

run toward or away from a dog. Try to remain calm until the animal leaves. If it attacks, curl into a ball and protect your face with your hands. If you or your child is bitten, wash the wounds with soap and water and seek advice from your doctor as soon as possible. Bite victims may need stitches to close the wound, and tetanus boosters as well as medicines to prevent infection. Get as much information as you can about the dog and its owner. The health department must be notified of all dog bites so that they can ensure the dog has been vaccinated for

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

rabies. If not, the dog must be monitored to determine whether the victim needs rabies shots. If your own dog bites someone, confine the dog immediately. Check with the vet to make sure the dog’s vaccinations are up to date, and ask for advice about the possible cause of the animal’s aggressive behavior. Teresa Esterle, M.D., is a board certified pediatrician at West Side Pediatrics. Esterle is also a member of the medical staff at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

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


Colerain Township resident Steve Vogerl curves the body of his goose with careful shaving away of the wood.


Ken Borchelt, Colerain Township, checks his work during the Cincinnati Woodcarvers Guild carving class.

Barb Marbut, Miami Township, sands her piece in class. The Cincinnati Woodcarvers Guild offered carving seminars through the park district last week.



Wayne Schwegel shapes the neck of the wooden goose he's carving during class.

Mark Lawson of North College Hill works on his goose during class. He said his son bought him a set of knives for Christmas.

THE CARVERS’ CRAFT The Hamilton County Park District sponsored wood-carving classes at Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve and students found the course inspiring. Lots of first-time carvers, according to instructor Mike Bobeck, a member of the Cincinnati Carvers Guild. The group members each carved a goose designed to peer over the edge of a shelf from American basswood. The Cincinnati Carvers Guild meets at Trin-

ity Evangelical Church, 1553 Kinney Ave. On the last Monday of the month, the group has a business meeting beginning at 7:30 p.m., followed by Show and Tell and a program. The group also has a monthly carve-in at the church at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month. Call 859431-5045 or 521-0059 for more information about the guild. The group’s website is Photos by Jennie Key/The Community Press

Instructor Mike Bobeck offers some pointers to Barb Marbut, left, and Ruth Fox, right, both of Miami Township. The women were at a carving class offered by the Hamilton County Park District and the Cincinnati Woodcarvers Guild.

Delhi Township resident Joyce Richter, left, and Jane Broering confer during their carving class at Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve.

The progression from wooden blank to polished piece is evident here.

Marta Fryman, Miami Township, works on the curve of the neck on her shelf goose during class

Carol Schwegel gets some pointers from Hamilton County Park Districr volunteer Wilbur Reis during wood carving classes in the Ellenwood Nature Barn at Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve.





Exercise Classes

Exercise Classes

Spintensity, 5:45-6:45 p.m., Western Hills Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Cycling combined with boot camp and strength training moves. Ages 14 and up. $8.50-$10 per class. Presented by SpinFit LLC. 4514905; Westwood.

Zumba Class, 9-9:30 a.m., Curves - Miami Heights/Cleves, 3797 Shady Lane, $2. Through March 31. 467-1189; Miami Heights. Beginners Ashtanga Class, 10-11 a.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Practice gentle progression of postures to ease into a fulfilling Ashtanga practice. $50 for 10 classes. Reservations required. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. 6752725; Delhi Township.

The Saint John’s Bible Print Exhibition, 1-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4384. Delhi Township.

Exhibits The Saint John’s Bible Print Exhibition, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road, Featuring the first handwritten and illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine Monastery in 500 years. Exhibit continues through Feb. 26. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by College of Mount St. Joseph. 244-4384. Delhi Township.

Health / Wellness Movement Class for Seniors, 11 a.m.-noon, Guenther Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, $6, first two classes free. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.

On Stage - Theater Caine Mutiny Court Martial, 8-10 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Young lieutenant has relieved his captain of command in midst of typhoon on grounds that the captain, Queeg, is a psychopath in crisis and would have sent the ship and its crew to their destruction. Ages 18 and up. $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

FRIDAY, FEB. 3 Exhibits The Saint John’s Bible Print Exhibition, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4384. Delhi Township.

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

Music - Blues Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Tom & Jerry’s Sports Bar, 5060 Crookshank Road, Free. 4511763; West Price Hill.

Music - Oldies Cold Smoke, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977. Riverside.

On Stage - Theater Caine Mutiny Court Martial, 8-10 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

Exhibits The Saint John’s Bible Print Exhibition, 1-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4384. Delhi Township.

Music - Rock Slow Burn, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977; Riverside.

On Stage - Children’s Theater Saturday Morning Children’s Series, 11 a.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Tom Sparough, the Space Painter. $5 per show or $24 for all six. Presented by Cincinnati Landmark Productions. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

On Stage - Theater Caine Mutiny Court Martial, 8-10 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

SUNDAY, FEB. 5 Auditions George M!, 6:30-9 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Must have a resume listing theatrical experience in order to audition. A headshot/picture is appreciated but not required. Auditionees should prepare excerpt (16-32 bars) that best represents his/her voice and bring sheet music for the accompanist in the proper key. No a cappella or recorded music auditions. Auditionees will read from the script and may be asked to do a dance audition as well. Bring tap and character shoes. Free. Presented by Showboat Majestic. Through Feb. 6. 241-6550; West Price Hill. Arsenic and Old Lace, 6:30-9 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Must have a resume listing theatrical experience in order to audition. A headshot/ picture is appreciated but not required. Auditionees will be asked to read from the script. Free. Presented by Showboat Majestic. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

On Stage - Theater Caine Mutiny Court Martial, 2-4 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

MONDAY, FEB. 6 Auditions George M!, 6:30-9 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, Free. 241-6550; West Price Hill. Arsenic and Old Lace, 6:30-9 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, Free. 2416550; West Price Hill.

Exercise Classes Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Class, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Rookie introduction of a progression of Pranayanma (Breathing Tech), focus of gaze (Drishti) and Asanas (postures) leading to a unique practice for each participant. $50 for 10 classes. Reservations required. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. 675-2725; Delhi Township.

Exhibits The Saint John’s Bible Print Exhibition, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4384. Delhi Township.

Health / Wellness Chair Yoga, 9-10 a.m., Guenther Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Gentle yoga designed to improve flexibility, circulation, balance, and overall strength and flexibility. Class combines basic yoga poses, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques. $6, first two classes free. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.

TUESDAY, FEB. 7 Dining Events Italian Night, 5:30-7 p.m., Refuge Coffee Bar, 5010 Glenway Ave., Each meal costs $6 and includes drink. $6. 4294215; Price Hill.

Exercise Classes Yoga Class, 7-8 p.m., Curves Miami Heights/Cleves, 3797 Shady Lane, $2. 467-1189; Miami Heights. Beginners Ashtanga Class, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, $50 for 10 classes. Reservations required. 675-2725; Delhi Township. Spinning, 5:45-6:45 p.m., Western Hills Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Cycling class. First class free. Ages 14 and up. $8.50-$10 per class. Presented by SpinFit LLC. 451-4905; Westwood.

Exhibits The Saint John’s Bible Print Exhibition, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4384. Delhi Township.

Health / Wellness

The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts Saturday Morning Children's Series continues with Tom Sparough the Space Painter. Show time is 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at 4990 Glenway Ave. Tickets are $5. For more information, call 241-6550 or visit PROVIDED.

Movement Class for Seniors, 11 a.m.-noon, Guenther Physical Therapy, $6, first two classes free. 923-1700; Monfort Heights. Lunch and Learn, Noon-1 p.m., Guenther Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Learn about topics on improving your health and wellness. Free. 923-1700; Monfort Heights. Yoga for Healing, 6:30-7:30 a.m., Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, 3017 Harrison Ave., Begin journey of healing physically, mentally and emotionally with certified yoga teacher, Michelle HsinYi, through mixed yoga styles to bring more strength and flexibility to the body and learn various breathing techniques to restore balance in the mind. First class free. $8. Registration

required. 662-9109. Westwood.

Music - Oldies 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.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8 Community Dance Line Dancing, 7-11 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977. Riverside.

Dining Events Kids Eat for 99 Cents, 5:30-7 p.m., Refuge Coffee Bar, 5010 Glenway Ave., Chicken nuggets, grilled cheese or hot dog; all with a cup of mac ’n’ cheese. Combo meals also available including panini grilled sandwiches with soup or chips. Karaoke at 7 p.m. Family friendly. 429-4215; Price Hill.

Exercise Classes Yoga Class, 1-2 p.m., Curves Miami Heights/Cleves, $2. 467-1189; Miami Heights. Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Class, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, $50 for 10 classes. Reservations required. 6752725; Delhi Township. Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga Classes, 5:15-6:30 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Sequence of postures to increase strength, flexibility and allow release of stress. $25 for five classes. Reservations recommended. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. 675-2725; Delhi Township.

Exhibits The Saint John’s Bible Print Exhibition, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4384. Delhi Township.

Health / Wellness Strengthening and Range of Motion Class for Seniors, 10-11 a.m., Guenther Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, $6, first two classes free. 9231700; Monfort Heights. Chair Yoga, 9-10 a.m., Guenther Physical Therapy, $6, first two classes free. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.

THURSDAY, FEB. 9 Exercise Classes Spintensity, 5:45-6:45 p.m., Western Hills Sports Mall, $8.50-$10 per class. 451-4905; Westwood.

Exhibits The Saint John’s Bible Print Exhibition, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4384. Delhi Township.

Health / Wellness Movement Class for Seniors, 11 a.m.-noon, Guenther Physical Therapy, $6, first two classes free. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.

Music - Cabaret Mickey Esposito, 7-9 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977; Riverside.

On Stage - Theater Caine Mutiny Court Martial, 8-10 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

Recreation Y WEEK Open House, 6-8 p.m., Gamble-Nippert YMCA, 3159 Montana Ave., Balloon animals, face painting and popcorn. Learn more about Y activities and programs. Free. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 661-1105; Westwood.

Support Groups Spiritual Series: Dealing with Loss, 1:30-3 p.m., Bayley Community Wellness Center, 401 Farrell Court, Susan Haumesser from Pastoral Care at the Bayley Community Wellness Center discusses the difficulty

Jolin Polasek as Anne Boleyn and Jim Hopkins as King Henry VIII are in William Shakespeare's "Henry VIII: All is True." Performances are Jan. 13-Feb. 5 at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, 719 Race St. Tickets range from $14-$32 and are available online at or by calling the box office 381-2273. THANKS TO RICH SOFRANKO.

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FRIDAY, FEB. 10 Exhibits The Saint John’s Bible Print Exhibition, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4384. Delhi Township.

chocolate and cookies available. Free. 347-5520. Delhi Township.

SUNDAY, FEB. 12 Exhibits The Saint John’s Bible Print Exhibition, 1-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4384. Delhi Township.

Holiday - Valentine’s Day

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

A Sinatra Valentine, 4-8 p.m., Willie’s Sports Cafe, 6380 Glenway Ave., Near the Stage area. Music of Frank Sinatra by Matt Snow. Drink specials. Free. 922-3377; Green Township.

Music - Classic Rock

Music - Oldies

Saffire Express, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977. Riverside.

Lee’s Junction, 7-10 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977; Riverside.

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On Stage - Theater Caine Mutiny Court Martial, 8-10 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

SATURDAY, FEB. 11 Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 9-9:30 a.m., Curves - Miami Heights/Cleves, $2. 467-1189; Miami Heights. Beginners Ashtanga Class, 10-11 a.m., EarthConnection, $50 for 10 classes. Reservations required. 675-2725; Delhi Township.

Exhibits The Saint John’s Bible Print Exhibition, 1-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4384. Delhi Township.

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

On Stage - Theater Caine Mutiny Court Martial, 8-10 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

Tours Open House, Noon-2 p.m., Bayley Place, 990 Bayley Place Drive, Tour village model. Hot

On Stage - Theater Caine Mutiny Court Martial, 2-4 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

MONDAY, FEB. 13 Exercise Classes Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Class, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, $50 for 10 classes. Reservations required. 6752725; Delhi Township.

Exhibits The Saint John’s Bible Print Exhibition, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4384. Delhi Township.

Health / Wellness Chair Yoga, 9-10 a.m., Guenther Physical Therapy, $6, first two classes free. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.

Home & Garden Gardening Seminar: Theme Gardens, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Ideas for new and innovative gardens as well as time-tested favorite styles. With White Oak Garden Center. Free. Presented by White Oak Garden Center. 385-3313; Monfort Heights.



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During the winter, the “girls” (our hens) don’t lay every day. But the past few days Rita they’ve Heikenfeld gotten RITA’S KITCHEN more ambitious and I wound up with enough extra eggs to make one of my favorite, easy pound cakes. I think the reason for the egg bounty is that the days are getting longer and we’ve had a mild winter. Seems like Mother Nature is ahead of schedule, too. The wild yellow aconite in our little patch of woods is already peeking through the soil. (Check out my blog at, Cooking with Rita, for a photo of this vivid yellow, delicate-looking flower.) And the chives in the herb garden are pushing through the soil, too. The cilantro seeds I scattered in the herb garden last fall sprouted a few weeks ago and are ready to be harvested. I have a feeling, though, that Mother Nature might have more frigid weather up her sleeve!

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Mudslide closes Elberon hill again EAST PRICE HILL — A portion of Elberon Avenue in East Price Hill was expected to re-open Monday after city crews cleaned up a landslide between Mount Hope and Purcell avenues. The landslide occurred early Jan. 27 and caused two trees and a mound of earth to block one lane on the uphill side of Elberon. The landslide was the result of Jan. 26’s heavy rainfall and the inordinate amount of rain that has fallen in the area in the past

year, Cincinnati City Engineer Don Gindling said. The rain weakened the hillside, causing the mudslide. “The wet ground has activated one of the real steep slopes up at the top of the hill,” he said. “Mud slid down from that slope to a lower slope. That made the lower slope start to move.” The houses and apartment buildings on Grand Avenue near the top of the hill are anchored in rock and aren’t in any danger from the landslide, Gin-

Philip Godwin, with Davey Tree of Milford, cuts up trees from a landslide onto Elberon in Price Hill. LIZ DUFOUR/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

New system allows sharing of records Workers from Davey Tree, Milford, cuts up trees from a landslide onto Elberon in Price Hill. The slide, which started behind the houses on Grand Avenue, was about 125 feet. Geo Technical Engineer Rich Pahana considered the landslide “big and substantial.” LIZ DUFOUR/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

dling said. The1.57 inches of rain in Cincinnati set a record for Jan. 26, said Andy Hatzos, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio. The Ohio River in Cincinnati was near flood level. Last year’s record rainfall for the region caused numerous landslides throughout the area, including at least a half-dozen on Columbia Parkway. The city crew focused Friday on removing the two trees from Elberon. Because of the instability of the hillside, the crew needed to be extremely cautious about removing earth from the bottom of the hill, Gindling said. He was concerned that too much disturbance of the

bottom of the hill could have provoked another landslide. The cleanup of this landslide will cost the city “tens of thousands of dollars,” Gindling said. The city owns the property where the landslide occurred. An old stone wall runs along the bottom of the hill, but it wasn’t built to contain mudslides, Gindling said. That stretch of Elberon has a long history of landslides. On March 28, 2008, a serious landslide occurred on Elberon just west of the location of Friday’s landslide. “This mudslide is bigger than that one,” Gindling said, “and we took out 160 truckloads of dirt from that one.”

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DEATHS Jean Anderson M. Jean Anderson, 99, Westwood, died Jan. 23 at Mercy Franciscan at West Park. She was a homemaker, and a secretary at Bethesda Naval Hospital and The Fresh Air Anderson Farm, now Stepping Stones. Survived by daughter Karen (Robert) Weaver; grandchildren R. Kyle, Aaron Weaver; nephew Robert (Virginia) Heidrich. Preceded in death by husband Burnell “Andy” Anderson, parents Mable, Lemuel Tribbet, siblings Ethel Mullenix, Besse Warrington, Alice Heidrich, Roy Ramsay. A memorial service will be held at Mercy Franciscan at West Park. Memorials to: Mercy Franciscan at West Park, 2950 West Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45238, Westwood United Methodist Chirch, 3460 Epworth Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45211 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Helen Esterkamp Helen “Magdalena” Schuld Esterkamp, 93, died Jan. 23. Survived by children A.J. Esterkamp III, Marilyn (Gregg) EsterkampCowan; many grandchildren and greatEsterkamp grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Arthur Esterkamp; daughter Geralyn (late Charlie) Cirrincione. Services were Jan. 28 at St. Teresa of Avila. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to Mimi’s Pantry in care of any Fifth Third Bank.

Eileen Hayworth Eileen Rex Hayworth, 90, died Jan. 20. She owned Delhi Highlander Dry Cleaners. She was a member of Price Hill United Methodist Church. Survived by children Judy (Steve) Cooper, Rita (Bob) Poth, Veronica (Nick) Helmes, Billie (Paul) Walk and Scott (Susan) Hayworth; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; siblings Ruth Fisher, Lorraine, Donald Rex. Preceded in death by husband George Hayworth, siblings Wilma Williams, Margaret Gray, Wilbur Maynard, Virgil, Ethel, Dale Rex. Services were Jan. 25 at Radel Funeral Home.

Mary Heintz Mary Muldoon Heintz, 88, died Jan. 19. She was a volunteer for Mercy Hospital.

Survived by children Robert Heintz Jr., Carol (John) Mariner; grandchildren Julie Hauck, Katie Hamm, Bob Mariner; sisters Catherine Ernst, Ursula Robertson, Margaret Mulligan, Patricia Embs. Preceded in death by husband Robert Heintz Sr., brothers Philip and James Muldoon. Services were Jan. 24 at Bayley Place. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Bayley Place Pastoral Care Endowment Fund, 990 Baylery Place, Cincinnati, OH 45233.

Mary Incardonia Mary Cracchiolo Incardonia, 98, Price Hill, died Jan. 18. She worked in sales for Federated Department Stores. Survived by son Ted (Ellen Publico) Incardonia; nieces and Incardonia nephews Frank (Maxine), John (Lynn), Mary Ann (John Swartzel) Cracchiolo, Gloria (Mike) Soluk; several great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Joseph Incardonia, parents Giacanio, Rosa Cracchiolo. Services were Jan. 23 at Holy Family. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials to the Holy Family Food Pantry.

Sister Mary Catherine Kelsey Sister Mary Catherine Kelsey, formerly Sister Ann Lorraine, 94, died Jan. 22 at Mother Margaret Hall. She was a Sister of Charity of Cincinnati for 76 years, ministering in education, Kelsey primarily in her native Colorado. Survived by brother Tom Kelsey; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by sister Lorraine McCabe. Services were Jan. 27 in the Motherhouse Chapel. Memorials to: Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Retirement Fund, 5900 Delhi Road, Mount St. Joseph, OH 45051.

Mark Lee Mark Alan Lee, 48, died Jan. 23. Survived by parents Richard, Lafern Chaney Lee; brother Timothy Lee; nephews and niece T.J., Nicholas, Brandon, Lee Savannah Lee. Services were Jan. 30 at Meyer

ABOUT OBITUARIES Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 853-6262 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 or pricing details. & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: University of Cincinnati Foundation, Division of Transplantation, P.O. Box 19970, Cincinnati, OH 45219-0970.

Jack Lengerich Sr. John “Jack” Charles Lengerich Sr., 81, died Jan. 7. He was an insurance agent with Monumental Life. He was a Marine Corps veteran of Korea. Survived by Lengerich wife Joan “Sweetie” Lengerich; children Jack (Rose) Lengerich Jr., Diane Berting, Vicky (Ken) Widener; grandchildren Rhonda, Kevin, Shannon, Ryan, Kelly, Jennifer, Lori; great-grandchildren Solomon, Veronica, Prestin, Sage, Connor; brothers Jim (Bernice), Tom (Shirley) Lengerich; sister-in-law Gloria Lengerich; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by grandson Scott, brother Bob Lengerich. Services were Jan. 11 at St. Lawrence Church. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Lawrence Education Fund, 3680 Warsaw Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205.

Alma Meece Alma Clem Meece, 93, died Jan. 22. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Donna (Jim) Davis, Larry (Ronda) Meece; grandchildren Mark (Lori), Chris (Denise); great-grandMeece children Sarah, Hunter, Jason, Geoffrey, Michael, Stephanie. Preceded in death by husband James Meece. Services were Jan. 25 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to: Harvest Baptist Church, 5541 Cleves Warsaw Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45238.

Joseph Murray Joseph E. Murray, 80, Delhi Township, died Jan. 19. He was president of the ATR Distribution Company. Survived by wife Ruth Murray; chil-


dren Joseph (Janet) David, Robert (Jill) Murray, Laura (Joe) Schneider, Linda (Frank) Gentile, Trish (John) Durham; grandchildren Rachel (Alex), Kyle, Scott, Alexi, Mark, Christine, David, Brian, Kelley, Katie, Jackie (Mitch), Courtney (Matt), Andrea, Patrick, Mitchell; greatgrandson Owen; siblings Mary (Dave) Murray-Maloney. Preceded in death by brother James Murray, cousin Ray Thomas. Services were Jan. 24 at St. Dominic. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Cancer Society or St. Dominic Education Fund.

Michael Muthert Michael R. Muthert, 61, Delhi Township, died Jan. 19. He was an electrician. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Works Local 212. Survived by wife Donna Muthert; daughters Michele (Scott) Friedhoff, Nicole (Brandon) Williams; parents Carl, Rita Muthert; grandchildren Madison, Collin Friedhoff, Alexis, Bailey Williams; sister Eileen (Merlyn) Shiverdecker; father-inlaw Don Lane; friend Sonny Ebert. Preceded in death by mother-in-law Jane Lane. Services were Jan. 24 at St. Simon the Apostle. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.


James D. Nadicksbernd, 70, died Jan. 16. He was a painter. Survived by former wife Antoinette Nadicksbernd; children Christina (Bob) Swafford, James (Amy), Michael (Mary) NadicksNadicksbernd bernd; sister Carol Crawford; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by brothers Jerry, Richard Nadicksbernd. Services were Jan. 23 at Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials to Vitas Hospice.

Shane Littell, 21, 4799 Foley Road, operating vehicle under the influence at Foley Road, Jan. 16. Juvenile, receiving stolen property, obstructing official business at 600 block of Orchardview Lane, Jan. 17. Douglas Hillman, 22, driving under suspension at 5300 block of Rapid Run Road, Jan. 19. Herve Gant, 31, 4861 Prosperity Place, driving under suspension at 400 block of Greenwell Avenue, Jan. 20. James Schaaf, 49, 466 Pedretti Ave., driving under suspension at 4600 block of Foley Road, Jan. 21. Keith Olthaus, 52, 812 Allenwood Court, domestic violence, aggravated menacing at 812 Allenwood Court, Jan. 21.

Incidents/reports Breaking and entering Erie Avenue man reported break-in, copper stole from vacant house at 738 Woodyhill Drive, Jan. 18. Burglary

Woman reported jewelry stolen at 5898 Juvene Way, Jan. 19. Man reported break-in at 889 Ivyhill Drive, Jan. 20. Misuse of credit card Man reported credit account accessed at 4978 Mount Alverno Road, Jan. 14. Theft Woman reported vehicle stolen at 5554 Cleander Drive, Jan. 20. Man reported money order stolen at 4512 Hillside Ave., Jan. 21. Woman reported bike stolen at 453 Greenwell Ave., Jan. 20. Man reported stereo equipment stolen at 336 Bob Drive, Jan. 15.

CINCINNATI DISTRICT 3 Arrests/citations Antonio Mathis, born 1984, possession of drugs, 1910 West-

mont Lane, Jan. 12. Edward Roper, born 1988, criminal trespassing, possession of an open flask, 1919 Westmont Lane, Jan. 12. Charles Carmen, born 1989, 921 Elberon Ave., Jan. 17. Debra Wilson, born 1959, obstructing official business, 1790 Grand Ave., Jan. 17. Natasha Ann Jones, born 1972, possession of drug paraphernalia, 2303 Wyoming Ave., Jan. 17. Joshua Hicks, born 1972, 4510 Glenway Ave., Jan. 17. Bobby Hildebrand, born 1984, theft under $300, possession of criminal tools, 482 Fairbanks Ave., Jan. 18. Emmanuel D. Rodgers, born 1983, carrying concealed weapons, 3215 Warsaw Ave., Jan. 18.

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James J. Reilly, 79, died Jan. 26. Survived by children Denny (Andrea), Brian Reilly, Amy (Ryan) Schmit; grandchildren Connor, Cameron, Chloe Reilly, Aiden Reilly Schmit; sister Rita Reilly. Preceded in death by wife Claire Mabie Reilly, grandson Evan Schmit, siblings Samuel “Chip,” Francis “Buck,” Thomas, Richard Reilly. Services were Jan. 31 at St. William. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Della Cooley Slone, 71, Price Hill, died Jan. 24. She was a homemaker. Survived by husband Harold Slone; children Balenda (John) Hater, Sandra (Lester) Preston, Gary, Scott Slone (Vera) Slone, Tammy Ragan, Pamela Wright, Mika Wilke; siblings Estelle, Helen Cooley; 19 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren. Services were Jan. 27 at B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati Inc., c/o Bethesda Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597 or Children's Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, P.O. Box 5202, Cincinnati, OH 45201-5202.

Donald Rokich Donald Rokich, 77, Delhi Township, died Jan. 19. He was a lithographer with Standard

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Schools partner with SVDP A group of local Catholic high schools are living the 2012 Catholic Schools Week theme of Faith. Academics. Service. by partnering with St. Vincent de Paul-Cincinnati to collect gently used furniture, personal care products, household items and clothing for St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores and Donation Centers. The second annual Catholic Schools Week Donation Drive takes place through Friday, Feb. 3. Participating high schools include Elder, McAuley, Moeller, Mother of Mercy, Mount Notre Dame, Ursuline Academy, Seton and St. Xavier. "The high school students bring incredible energy and enthusiasm to helping others all year long through volunteer projects, retreats and donation drives with St. Vincent de Paul,” said Liz Carter, executive director, St. Vincent de PaulCincinnati. “Their service to their neighbors in need is a testament to the rich tradition of Catholic education in Cincinnati. By combining their efforts in honor of Catholic Schools Week, they make a great impact on the

community and give hope to struggling families throughout our community.” “We are partnering with St. Vincent de Paul during Catholic Schools Week again this year as a way to celebrate our passion for, and dedication to, Catholic social teaching,” said Johanna Becker, director of campus ministry at Mother of Mercy High School. There is an urgent need for men and children’s clothing and household items such as small appliances and linens. Alumni from local high schools and other residents who want to get involved and donate can visit an area St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store and Donation Center or call 513-421-CARE to schedule a free pick-up. There are thrift store and donation center locations across Cincinnati including Colerain, Este Avenue, Evendale, Mason, Milford, Mount Washington and in Western Hills near Glenway Crossing. For hours and directions, visit

OH partners on mental health A new partnership between the Oak Hills Local School District, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and MindPeace will provide Oak Hills High School students access to high quality mental health services at school to help ensure academic success. Oak Hills is one of the first large suburban districts to attempt this kind of partnership. “It is really important that children and their families have access to mental health services no matter their payer source. That is why MindPeace was so excited to help create this important partnership,” said Susan Shelton, executive director of MindPeace. Nationally, at least one in five children and adolescents struggle with mental health concerns. Unfortunately, there can be long waiting times for children who need mental health care, especially those with private health insurance. Trained mental health

professionals will be on location at the high school, and Cincinnati Children's will be able to provide onsite services at least three days a week for students and their families. There is no cost to the district as a result of this partnership. Students may choose to access these services or may be referred by staff members or parents. Parents will be notified and will be asked to give permission before any services are provided. Cincinnati Children's is a national leader in graduate medical education, research, and pediatric medical services. MindPeace is an organization that helps align partners, infrastructure, and processes for children's mental health solutions. Planning for this partnership began in 2010 by the Oak Hills Family Civic Engagement Team after the district received a grant from the American Psychiatric Foundation to raise awareness about

mental health concerns. "In many regards this is a match made in heaven – three organizations that care about the achievement and adjustment of youth working together to improve outcomes for our community," said Mark Winters, special programs principal at the high school. "Mental health concerns are more prevalent than we often think and too many children are underserved. When students don’t have access to mental health services they are prevented from reaching their full potential. In turn, our schools can’t achieve our goal of helping students become career and college ready.” In many cases, children in suburban districts, such as Oak Hills, are underserved because private insurance coverage has been limited. The three partners are working to create a model where services are available to students no matter their payer source. "This knowledge, coupled with the fact that 90

percent of all people who develop a mental disorder show warning signs during their teen years, make it vital that we increase the mental health services and expertise that we make available to our students," Winters said. This partnership is an exciting opportunity to work on an important issue - the often underserved mental health needs of our suburban youth." “To date, most schoolbased mental health services target children with mainly Medicaid insurance. We are hopeful that through this exciting partnership we will be able to develop a ground-breaking model that results in seamless mental health services for children and families in need no matter their payer source,” said Dr. Michael Sorter, division director, Cincinnati Children’s Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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saved and re-purposed.” Gretchen Gantner, executive director of The Drama Workshop, said the theater group is thrilled to finally have a permanent space. She said the group, which was formed in 1954, is the oldest community theater organization on the West Side, but it has always rented theater space. For the past several years the group has worked out of Westwood Town Hall. “This is incredible for us,” she said. “It will give us a home.” The bowling fundraiser will help the group toward its goal of renovating the bowling center into a 100seat theater where it can present four to five shows each year, she said. The Drama Workshop hopes to be able to put on its first show in its new theater in October. “It’s going to be a lot of hard work, but we’re excited to move ahead and be a part of the Cheviot community,” Gantner said. Cheviot Mayor Samuel Keller said he can’t wait for the theater to open. “I’m tickled pink the building will remain standing and put to good use,” he said. “We’ll get a viable new piece in the city’s entertainment district. “I definitely have some fond memories of Glenmore Bowl,” Keller said. “I was an avid bowler all through grade school. ”


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