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Some problem properties in East Price Hill are going to be cleaned up with federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program funding, but it’s not yet clear just how many properties will receive attention. The Cincinnati-Hamilton County NSP2 Consortium recently announced more than $24 million has been awarded to the Hamilton County area as a result of a successful grant proposal for the second round of Neighborhood Stabilization Program funding. The consortium includes Hamilton County, Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority, the Local Initiatives Support Corp. and The Model Group. “Winning this competitive grant will allow us to clean up vacant, blighted and abandoned properties in some of our hardest hit communities,” said

“There is nothing concrete saying how the money is going to be allocated on the local level. There are a lot of details still to be worked out, but the consortium is working on it.” Ken Smith Executive director of Price Hill Will Hamilton County Commissioner David Pepper. “The work will allow us to create jobs, improve public safety and increase property values for neighbors.” Ken Smith, executive director of Price Hill Will, said the consortium was only awarded about 40 percent of the funding for which it applied. He said it has not been determined how the smaller amount of funding will impact the plans the consortium had for cleaning up problem properties in city and county neighborhoods, but work will still be done.

“There is nothing concrete saying how the money is going to be allocated on the local level,” Smith said. “There are a lot of details still to be worked out, but the consortium is working on it.” He said the grant money can be used to tear down problem properties, but the majority of the money will be used to rehabilitate run-down homes. Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory said the funding will have a big impact on city neighborhoods. “We will be taking properties that are dragging down our communities and turn them into new

housing opportunities that will strengthen our city,” Mallory said. Smith said the grant application originally identified 72 properties in East Price Hill that need to be cleaned up, but since the consortium was not awarded all the money it applied for it’s not clear right now whether all 72 properties will be addressed with the second round of funding. He said he is confident some of the funding will still be put to use in East Price Hill. “I have high hopes,” he said. “It’s a great opportunity, and from the very get-go when the consortium applied for the grant East Price Hill was one of the areas everyone wanted to focus on.” The other targeted neighborhoods in Cincinnati include Avondale, Evanston and Northside, and the targeted areas in Hamilton County are Golf Manor, Lincoln Heights and Mount Healthy.

City centers collecting toys for troops By Kurt Backscheider kbackscheider@communitypress.com

Lisa Shafor-Frolicher and Dawn Bocklett are giving the children they serve an opportunity to help less fortunate children halfway across the globe. Frolicher, a former community center director at Dunham Recreation Center who now works at the Lincoln Community Center, and Bocklett, an inclusion specialist with the Cincinnati Recreation Commission, have organized a Beanies for Baghdad program for the recreation commission. “Growing up I always did service projects. It was something my parents instilled in me,” Frolicher said. “I think it’s important to show the kids what it means to give back and help others.” She said Beanies to Baghdad was started seven years ago by a woman who had a son serving in Iraq. The organization collects Beanie Babies, school supplies, stuffed animals and other toys, and sends them overseas to the troops, who then pass them out to children in war-torn countries. The program only sent Beanie Babies and toys to soldiers in Baghdad initially, but now it is also sending toys to soldiers who pass them out to brighten the lives of children in Afghanistan and Kosovo as well. “It’s not just in Baghdad anymore,” Frolicher said. She said she read about the organization in a magazine while waiting in her doctor’s office. She talked to Bocklett about the program and the two of them decided it would be an excellent service project for the recreation commission to be involved with. “We asked our supervisors and they said, ‘Yes, it sounds like a great thing to do,’” Frolicher said. The duo recently enlisted the

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Jasmyn Fears, 6, left, helps Lisa Shafor-Frolicher, community center director at the Lincoln Community Center, make decorations to adorn drop-off boxes for the Beanies for Baghdad program being launched at all the Cincinnati Recreation Commission’s community centers. help of several children from the Lincoln center, as well as a few of the disabled adults Bocklett works with through the commission’s therapeutic division, and assembled 36 Beanies for Baghdad drop boxes. The drop boxes are located at every Cincinnati Recreation Commission community center, the commission’s main office downtown and at Brentwood Bowling Alley. Collection of Beanie Babies,

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stuffed animals, Matchbox cars, school supplies, balls and other toys started Monday, Feb. 1. “I already have two bags filled with donations in my office,” Bocklett said. She said the collection drive will run as long as necessary. “I love being involved with my participants, and to be able to share in an experience that helps other children at the same time makes me enjoy it even more,”

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Colleen Wood said she finds joy in doing what she’s meant to do. For her, joy comes when she picks up a paint brush and guides it along an empty canvas or unfinished piece of wood. “I just feel like art is my thing that I have to contribute,” Wood said. “I’m not a cook, I don’t like to drive, I’m not good at sports. There are a million things I do terribly, but this I can do.” Wood, who is the children’s librarian at the Covedale Branch Library, is showing several of her paintings in an exhibit at the Front Porch Coffeehouse, 5245 Glenway Ave. The show, called “Colleen McAndrews Wood – Oil Paintings on Wood,” is open now through Friday, Feb. 12. A reception will take place from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5.

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Wood said she’s been creating art for as long as she can remember, whether it’s been drawing or working with water colors. She said for about the past decade she’s focused on painting on pieces of wood. She said she loves the way oil paint soaks into the first couple of layers of a piece of wood, and she enjoys trying to incorporate

the wood’s grain into her design. “All the pieces in the show are oil paintings on wood,” she said. “I enjoy painting on oak when I can find it, and I’d love to find more reclaimed wood.” She said she finds inspiration in the flowers, architecture and stained glass she sees around her home

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Local artist Colleen Wood sets up one of her paintings on a shelf at Front Porch Coffeehouse. Wood, who is the children’s librarian at Covedale Branch Library, is showing several of her paintings at the coffee shop through Friday, Feb. 12.

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in Price Hill. A graduate of the Art Academy of Cincinnati, Wood said she appreciates the time period in which many of the homes in Price Hill, Covedale and Westwood were built – the early 20th century, a time when she said people took pride in their craftsmanship. She said her paintings complement the homes from that era. “I think it’s meaningful to have handmade work,” she said. The paintings on display at her show are a collection of works she’s painted during the past couple of years, she said. Wood has also shown her work at Holiday on the Hill this past Christmas season, the Passionate Arts Center in Covington and the Covedale Branch Library. “I love when I sit down to paint and the whole day is swallowed up,” she said. “And if other people like what I’ve painted it’s great. It’s just the icing on the cake.”

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Seton High School recently hosted the Evening of Distinction and honored 28 eighth-grade students for their exceptional scores on the high school entrance exam. All students were formally presented with academic scholarships from Seton President S. Patricia Cruise, SC, and Principal Susan Gibbons. “We are pleased to award academic scholarships to these students who have worked diligently during grade school and are interested in pursuing a challenging high school curriculum,” Gibbons said. “We congratulate the students, and applaud their parents, principals and teachers who have worked together to prepare the students for high school.” Seton awarded 16 students with Entrance Exam Scholarships ranging in value from $35,000 over four years to two-year $4,000 scholarships. “Through the generosity of our alumnae and friends who know the value of a Seton education, we are able to award $1.2 Million in scholarships and financial aid this year. The academic scholarship competition was very competitive and based on our high academic standards, we only awarded scholarships to the top ten percent. These young women excelled on the test and achieved great success,” Cruise said. “I am very proud of the recipients and extremely grateful to our friends who generously support our mission of providing an exceptional Catholic education for young women.” Molly Brauch from St. Aloy-

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Kathy Smith; Sarah Specker from St. Dominic, daughter of Mark and Rebecca Specker; Olivia Wall from Our Lady of Lourdes, daughter of Sally and Dave Wall; and Christa Woelfel from Our Lady of Lourdes, daughter of Barb and Ed Woelfel. An additional 12 students were awarded $1,000 Admission with Merit one-year scholarships based on their outstanding scores on the Entrance Exam and an essay they wrote. Over 150 students applied for Admission with Merit. Those receiving Admission with Merit are: Allison Bailey from Our Lady of the Visitation, daughter of Chris and Joe Bailey; Taylor Beiersdorfer from St. Jude, daughter of Traci and Rob Beiersdorfer; Corrine Deutenberg from St. Jude, daughter of Micki and Tad Deutenberg; and Ellie Hahn from St. Teresa, daughter of Mary and Rick Hahn. Jennifer Healey from St. Antoninus, daughter of Sandy HealeyWenhold and Terrence Healey; Katie Lehan from Our Lady of Victory, daughter of Judy and Herb Lehan; Morgan Masminster from Our Lady of Lourdes, daughter of Tracy and Rob Masminster; and Samantha Monahan, from Our Lady of Lourdes, daughter of Vicki and Marc Monahan. Lexi Neltner from Our Lady of the Visitation, daughter of Barb and Mike Neltner; Rachel Richter from Our Lady of the Visitation, daughter of Tina and Rob Richter; Tori Scholl, from Our Lady of the Visitation, daughter of Beth and Dave Scholl; and Hali Sunderman from St. Dominic, daughter of Erin and John Sunderman.

On Jan. 8, Breanna Luca’s father suffered a seizure. Breanna got on the phone and dialed 911 for an ambulance and reported her father, William Luca’s condition to the communications officer until help arrived. On Jan. 29, Breanna received the 9-1-1 Hero Award at her school, C.O. Harrison Elementary in Delhi Township, for getting help for her father and remaining calm while doing so. Breanna checks out her new bike helmet with her father. Breanna was awarded a new bike and helmet along with the 9-1-1 Hero Award. The award program has been in effect for 15 years, and Breanna is one of the 25 individuals to receive the award. ELISE MANAHAN/ STAFF

Scholarships available for career colleges State Sen. Bill Seitz (R – 8th District)) urged local high school seniors who are interested in attending one of Ohio’s career colleges to apply for tuition assistance through the Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools (OACCS) Legislative Scholarship Program. The OACCS, in cooperation with the Ohio General Assembly and 48 participating career colleges and schools across the state, is offering more than 275 scholarships worth nearly $1 million for students in the class of 2010 who are pursuing post-secondary training for careers in business, law, technology, medicine, criminal justice, education and a variety of other professions. The available scholarships may cover up to one-half of a student’s tuition or a specific dollar amount to be used toward the completion of a certificate, diploma or associate degree. The scholarship application deadline is April 1. Seitz said the career colleges participating in the scholarship program include Brown Mackie, the Art Institute of Ohio, Beckfield College, ITT Technical Institute, National College and Southwestern College, which all have campuses in Hamilton County. “While we often think of high-

er education in terms of the traditional four-year university, Ohio’s career colleges also have a tremendous impact on the professional success of Ohioans and the health of our economy,” Seitz said. “These schools offer students thorough, hands-on training in the career of their choice, passing along valuable job skills that can be immediately transferred to the workforce. Not to mention, these institutions can help build a strong, well-trained pool of workers that will help attract business investment to the state.” To be eligible for scholarship money, students do not have to demonstrate financial need, but they must have achieved a “C” grade average or better. In addition, applicants must be nominated by a current member of the Ohio General Assembly. All high school seniors from the 8th Ohio Senate District, who are interested in applying for the OACCS Scholarship, can send their nomination form to State Sen. Bill Seitz, Statehouse, Room 143, Columbus, Ohio 43215. More information can be found at www.ohiosenate.gov/bill-seitz. For more information about the OACCS Legislative Scholarship Program, please visit www.ohiocareercolleges.org.

Burn victim, 12, now an ambassador Gannett News Service Two and a half years ago, Danny Happy clung to life with second- and third-degree burns over 95 percent of his body after a plane crashed into his family’s Sanford, Fla., home. On Jan. 16, the sixth-grader at St. Dominic School in Delhi Township was expected to be on the field at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, where he was one of two Shriners Hospitals for Children patient ambassadors for the 85th East-West Shrine Game featuring college football all-stars. “I’m very excited, very nervous. I feel very honored,” the 12year-old said last wek before leaving for Florida. He said he is most looking forward to the banquet – “where I get to meet the football players and

say a few words” – and the pregame coin toss, which he’ll be part of. For Danny, it was to be a homecoming – Sanford is about 20 miles northeast of Orlando – that few people would have imagined possible back on July 10, 2007. That’s when a twin-engine Cessna crashed into a residential neighborhood, killing five people, including Danny’s 4-year-old sister, Gabriela. Hours after the crash, Danny was airlifted from a Florida hospital to Shriners Hospital in Cincinnati, where he spent eight months. He continues to be seen at the hospital on an outpatient basis and will receive free care to age 18. Danny’s mother, Millie Dechat, decided to move to Cincinnati so

her son could continue treatments here. He arrived at St. Dominic in fourth grade. “His last name” – Happy – “fits his disposition,” said principal Bill Cavanaugh, noting that the boy smiles often. “It’s not fake or pretentious. He really is very happy.” At a news conference last week, Danny said the staff at Shriners has helped him through the tough times. At St. Dominic, Danny helped start Happy Tabs for Shriners Hospital. Initially, the goal was to collect 1 million aluminum can tabs. When that goal was reached, another million tabs were collected. The money raised helps provide a variety of items for patients at the hospital. As patient ambassadors for the

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The Dungeons of Delhi nearly turned into the Disaster of DelFair. D e l h i To w n s h i p police Sgt. Joe Middendorf was alerted to Maxson water leaking at the site of the haunted house he and the department’s Explorer Post have every fall. The site, the former Thriftway store in the shopping center, is equipped with an alarm system that detected that pipes had burst. What caused the building’s sprinkling system pipes to freeze, then thaw and burst, police said, was due to the theft of heating and air conditioning coils atop the shopping center. A Westwood man is charged with the theft and police are expecting others to be arrested, too. William Maxson III, 29, confessed to stealing the estimated $55,000 worth of coils while being interviewed by Cincinnati police for a Dec. 2 robbery on Boudinot Avenue.

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• Moeller boys beat Elder 54-41, Jan. 22. Elder’s topscorer was Alex Welch and Steve Newman with 11 points each, including one threepointer from Newman. • Western Hills boys lost to Shroder 81-61, Jan. 22. Western Hills’ top-scorer was Denzel Cousette with 26 points, including three 3pointers. • Colerain boys beat Oak Hills 53-52, Jan. 22. Oak Hills’ top-scorer was Jeremy Wessels with 16 points. • Oak Hills girls beat Fairfield 62-28, Jan. 23. Oak Hills’ top-scorer was Danni Scholl with 16 points, including three 3-pointers. • Western Hills girls beat Holy Cross 51-48, Jan. 23. Western Hills’ top-scorer was Ciera Williams with 19 points, including one three-pointer. • Oak Hills boys lost to Middletown 44-36, Jan. 26. Oak Hills’ top-scorer was Jeremy Wessels with 14 points.

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• Elder boys came in third place with a score of 73 against Mason ‘s first place finish of 149, and La Salle ‘s second place 105. Elder’s Chad Thornton won the 1meter dive. • Seton girls took second place with a score of 100 against Mason ‘s first place 149 and McAuley ‘s 59. Seton won the 200-meter freestyle in 1:45.46. • Oak Hills boys beat Lakota West 164-111, Jan. 23. Oak Hills won the 200-meter freestyle relay in 1:32.53, and the 400-meter freestyle relay in 3:32.31. Oak Hills’ Alex Smith won the 500-meter freestyle in 5:26.75, and Jared Yeggy won the 100-meter backstroke in 1:04.42. • Oak Hills girls beat Lakota West 146-139, Jan. 23. Oak Hills won the 200-meter medley relay in 2:00.64. Oak Hills’ Maddie Schmidt won the 100meter butterfly in 1:06.26, Kristen Hayhow won the 500meter freestyle in 5:45.38 and Megan Gladfelter won the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:12.65.

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• Seton girls beat McAuley 2,585-2,098, Jan. 25. Seton’s Pam Kettler bowled a 424. McAuley’s Jessica Homer bowled a 378. Seton advances to 10-2 with the win. • Mercy girls beat Oak Hills 2,730-2,635, Jan. 25. Mercy’s Sarah Tebelman bowled a 448. Oak Hills’ Amanda Walden bowled a 414. • La Salle boys beat Elder 2,763-2,751, Jan. 26. Elder’s Kyle Lonneman bowled a 414. • Western Hills boys beat Sycamore 2,783-2,213, Jan. 26. Western Hills’ Tyler Swango bowled a 423. Western Hills advances to 6-0 with the win. • Mercy girls beat Mount Notre Dame 2,521-2,241, Jan. 26. Mercy’s Lindsay Doll bowled a 416. Mercy advances to 13-1 with the win. • Sycamore girls beat Western Hills 1,987-1,970, Jan. 26. Western Hills’ Tabitha Beebe bowled a 341. • Seton girls beat Ursuline Academy 2,655-1,996, Jan. 26. Seton’s Nicole Kettler bowled a 468. Seton advances to 11-2 with the win. • Oak Hills girls beat Princeton 2,564-2,411, Jan. 27. Oak Hills’ Amanda Walden bowled a 435.

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Oak Hills battles inconsistency on court By Anthony Amorini aamorini@communitypress.com

Inconsistency has kept Oak Hills boys basketball from climbing through city polls though the Highlanders have proven capable of keeping pace with Cincinnati’s best. With Oak Hills standing at 5-9 overall (through Jan. 28), several of the area’s best teams including Princeton, Lakota West and Colerain struggled against the Highlanders. Though Oak Hills ultimately fell to No. 3 Princeton (8-4) and No. 5 Colerain (11-1), the Highlander boys saddled No. 6 Lakota West (7-4) with a loss, 46-45, when the teams met Dec. 18. Oak Hills was ranked No. 13 according the Enquirer’s Division I Poll for week seven. “One of the most important things is for us to believe we can play with the best,” Oak Hills head coach Mike Price said. “I think the city is wide open this year as far as (which team) will go on the big tournament run.” After starting at 1-2, Oak Hills gained some much needed confidence with its win over Lakota West, Price said.

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Thomas Schneider of Oak Hills shoots over Highlands’ Corey Dill in the game Dec. 12 between the Oak Hills Highlanders and the Highlands Bluebirds during the BluegrassBuckeye Holiday Classic at NKU’s Bank Of Kentucky Center.

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Jeremy Wessels of Oak Hills attempts a jump shot during a game Dec. 12 between the Oak Hills Highlanders and the Highlands Bluebirds at the BluegrassBuckeye Holiday Classic at NKU’s Bank Of Kentucky Center. However, after evening its record at 2-2 the Highlanders struggled through a three-game losing streak before rebounding with a three-game win streak to land at 5-5 overall.

A two-point loss Jan. 15 to Princeton, 57-55, marked the start of another losing slide as Oak Hills fell to 5-8. The Highlanders dropped its fourth straight Jan. 26 losing at Middletown 44-36.

Other boys hoops happenings Here’s a quick glance at the season so far for the rest of the local boys’ basketball teams:

Elder (7-6, 2-3)

• Panthers were 4-2 during the first six games of its 2010 schedule • Seniors Alex Welch (11.7 points, 6.0 rebounds a game)

and Jordan Murphy (8,2 points, 6.7 rebounds a game) are statistical leaders

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• Senior John Greene (16 points, 7.0 rebounds a game) is Taylor’s statistical standout

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• Junior guard JeMarcus Crawford (13.1 points a game), sophomore guard Lionel Hill (11.4 points, 2.46 assists a game) and junior Zechariah Mustafa (9.1 points, 9.3 rebounds a game) are statistical leaders

“We’ve been inconsistent from game to game, but also within the games,” Price said. The Highlanders had a 10-point lead against Princeton in the fourth quarter before letting the game slip away. During the loss to Colerain, 53-52, the Highlanders trailed 32-14 at halftime before rallying in the second half. “We are working on practicing at a faster pace to fix some of those problems,” Price said of his team’s inconsistency. “We are a few points away from being undefeated in the league.” Seniors Jeremy Wessels (13.3 points, 6.6 rebounds a game) and Kurt Kolish (12.5 points, 2.3 assists a game) have been key offensive contributors for Oak

Hills, Price said. “The reason they are scoring all those points is that they worked hardest in the offseason,” Price said of the senior duo. “Those guys put a lot of extra time in during the offseason.” Juniors Thomas Schneider (8.7 points, 6.2 rebounds a game), Cory Burgin (4.6 points, 3.8 assists) and Jared Vanderpohl (3.7 points a game) have also been key contributors, Price said. Oak Hills travels for a rematch against Lakota West at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, before launching into a two-game home stand with contests against Lakota East (Feb. 9) and Hamilton (Feb. 12). “Trying to get our guys to believe they can be right up there at the top is our biggest obstacle,” Price said. “The other obstacle is improving our practice effort until we consistently work at a high level.”

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Cory Burgin of Oak Hills defends Highlands’ Stephen Gordon in the game Dec. 12 between the Oak Hills Highlanders and the Highlands Bluebirds during the BluegrassBuckeye Holiday Classic at NKU’s Bank Of Kentucky Center

Elder stays hot, downs Moe on Senior Night By Tony Meale tmeale@communitypress.com

This was a home-mat advantage Dick McCoy could get used to. The Elder High School wrestling coach watched his team beat Moeller 29-26 in front of a predominantly purple crowd on Senior Night Jan 28. It was Elder’s first win over Moeller since 2003. “The difference was our student body,” McCoy said. “It was like being at an XElder football game. In 28 years of coaching at Elder, I’ve never had that many students watch us wrestle. It was an electrifying atmosphere.” It was even more electrifying given that Elder at one point trailed 19-6. “(Moeller head coach Jeff Gaier and I) knew that

(Moeller was) stronger in the lighter weights, and we were stronger in the upper weights,” McCoy said. “We knew one team was going to get ahead and one team would have to come back.” The draw, which began with the 112-pound division, favored Moeller. “We told our guys we had to stay focused and not let them get momentum,” McCoy explained. “We said we needed to win at least three (of the 10) matches from 103 to 160.” The Panthers won four. In the final match of the night, Moeller junior Brendan Walsh needed to pin Elder freshman Greg Suer in the 103-pound division to give the Crusaders the win. But Suer, despite losing 5-2, avoided the pin, causing the Elder faithful to storm the mats.

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Elder High School’s Jahday Daniels, right, defeats Tyler Ziggler of Moeller Jan. 28. Elder beat Moeller for the first time since 2003.

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Elder High School’s Gary Smith, right, wrestles Western Brown’s Tory Baver at the Glenn Sample Coaches Classic Dec. 19. Smith has been a key contributor for Elder this season. “It was chaotic,” McCoy said. “But for a high-school athlete – and even a highschool student – that’s a great memory.” McCoy knew his team could be special this season, and the Panthers haven’t missed a beat since winning the Glenn Sample Coaches Classic Dec. 19-20. They placed sixth out of 42 teams at the Brecksville Tournament Dec. 29-30; it was the school’s best-ever finish in this tournament. Elder had four placers – Ian Korb (first), Kevin Hyland (fourth), Sam Conners (sixth) and Nick Nusekabel (seventh) – and had four others come within one match of placing. “They thought they belonged,” McCoy said of his team. “Sometimes kids get overwhelmed and don’t go out and perform. They see the state champs and

state runner-ups and think, ‘Wow, I don’t belong here.’ But we felt we belonged.” The Panthers also competed in the 16th annual Ohio State Duals Tournament in Cleveland Jan. 10. Elder was one of eight teams to qualify for the tournament due to its strong performance in the district tournament last year. Wadsworth, which is ranked No. 1 in the state and 10th nationally, won the tournament, while St. Edward, which is ranked No. 2 in the state and fourth nationally, finished second. Elder placed third. “Wadsworth and Ed’s are in a class all their own,” McCoy said. “But we felt we were the third-best team there and we went out and proved it.” Twinsburg, Mason, Mentor, Marysville and Springboro finished third through

eighth, respectively. Elder also fared well in the Ohio All-Catholic Invitational Tournament Jan 1617, finishing fourth out of 36 teams. Among the placers were Nusekabel (first), Ryan Ruffing (second), Tyler Hardtke (third), Conners (fourth), Pat Nusekabel (fifth) and Ian Gillespie (sixth). McCoy said that his team believes in its ability to win matches and credited Daniels, Hyland and Gillespie for having the greatest year-to-year improvement. “Ian Gillespie has made himself a great wrestler,” McCoy said. “He’s not a gifted kid. He’s not the most athletic guy or the strongest guy, but he’s scrappy. He’s a tough west-side, blue-collar kid who gets after it. He doesn’t quit.” Elder, which faces Mason and Harrison Jan. 30, will travel to Delaware, Ohio, for the Delaware Hayes Tournament Feb. 6. McCoy said the team is simply focused on getting mat time before the postseason. The Panthers haven’t won the Greater Catholic League Tournament, which is slated for Feb. 13, since 1990. “When you get to the month of champions – and that’s what February is – you have to re-energize yourself to have a chance to win,” McCoy said. “I’m extremely proud of what these guys have done not just in results, but in the practice room. They get it.”


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Gritty Bobcats take third at GGCL Tournament When you think of tough athletes, odds are you don’t think about bowlers. But maybe you should. The Mother of Mercy High School bowling team finished third at the GGCL Tournament, which was held at Brentwood Bowl Jan. 18. Given the Bobcats’ record – they were 9-1 (51) entering the tourney – a third-place finish might seem disappointing. Not so fast. Three Mercy regulars – senior Lindsay Doll, junior

Sarah Tebelman and sophomore Amy Feie – were injured but decided to bowl anyway. Doll, who is in the midst of physical therapy, and Tebelman sustained knee injuries in the weeks leading up to the tournament. “Sarah was hurt, but she did pretty well toward the end,” head coach Mike McDonald said. And then there’s Amy Feie. Five days before the tournament, Feie was in a car accident and was forced to wear a brace on her bowling arm.

But the day of the tournament, she removed the brace and gutted out a game – because, well, she’s a bowler. “She’s technically on JV, but I bring her up for important varsity matches,” McDonald said. “I can’t have her out.” Despite the heroics of Mercy’s ailing trio, the Bobcats (3,471) finished third to Mount Notre Dame (3,542) and Seton (3,631). Still, McDonald is confident that his team can rebound in time for the tournament. The Bobcats have been

The Price Hill Athletic Association is conducting sports sign ups through Feb. 13. Sign ups will be conducted at the Price Hill Recreation Center from 6:30-8 p.m.. on Monday and Wednesday evenings, and at the Sayler Park Community Center on Tuesday and Thursday evenings until Feb. 13. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30, sign-ups will be at the State Avenue Church of Christ, 740 State Ave. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays, Feb. 6 and 13, sign-ups will be at the State Avenue United Methodist Church, 690 State Ave. Boys and girls ages 3 to 18 can sign up for seven age-specific levels in baseball. Fees range from $35-$60 for competitive divisions. Fees for the

advanced division are still to be determined. Registration is also available online at www.leaguelineup.com/pricehillsaints. Call 921-8365, or e-mail pricehillsaints@current.net with questions.

Lollipop begins Friday, Feb. 3, and is available on Wednesday or Friday evenings. Call 451-4900, visit westernsportsmall.net, or e-mail cmitchell@ fuse.net for details. Registration deadline is Feb. 3.

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The Golden Swingers Golf League, a social handicap league for retired seniors 60 and over, is seeking new members. The league plays from 8-10:30 a.m., Monday mornings, at Woodland Golf Course on Muddy Creek Road from April through September. Two scrambles will be played during the season, followed by a picnic lunch at Kuliga Park and end-of-season banquet with awards and door prizes. Call Ray Swegman at 574-2513, or E.J. Krabacher at 451-4088.

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beat Mercy 53-49, Jan. 26. Mercy’s top-scorer was Erin O’Brien with 21 points, including five three-pointers. • Sycamore girls beat Oak Hills 32-28, Jan. 26. Oak Hills’ top-scorer was Amanda Baute with 14 points. • Oak Hills boys beat Princeton 2,962-2,429, Jan. 27. Oak Hills’ Ryan Burger bowled a 427. Oak Hills advances to 7-1 with the win.

This week in wrestling

Western Hills beat Conner 60-21, Jan. 27. Western Hills’ Armstrong pinned Smith in 1 minute, 46 seconds, Chisholm won by forfeit, Sutton pinned Marquis in 4 minutes 32 seconds, Amidou won by forfeit, Donnie Ballou won by forfeit, Robinson won by forfeit, Walker won by forfeit, Joe West pinned Talley in 4 minutes, 38 seconds, Jeff West pinned Pelley in 3 minutes 47 seconds and Jacob West pinned Wolnitveck in 57 seconds. Western Hills advances to 9-3 with the win.

ley in 2:25.02, Bass won the 50-meter freestyle in 26.50, Sara Walker won the 500meter freestyle in 5:57.92, Gladfelter won the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:13.43 and Allie Burke won the 1-meter dive.

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• Western Hills boys beat Clark Montessori 2,721-2,227, Jan. 21. Western Hills’ Tyler Swango bowled a 461. • Western Hills girls beat Clark Montessori 1,752-1,178, Jan. 21. Western Hills’ Abby Parker bowled a 349. • Seton girls beat Mt. Notre Dame High School 2,739-2,641, Jan. 21. Seton’s Pam Kettler bowled a 413. Seton advances to 10-2 with the win. • Mercy High School girls beat McAuley High school 2,639-2,123, Jan. 21. Mercy’s Lindsay Doll bowled a 458. McAuley’s Katie Markus bowled a 369. Mercy advances to 11-1 with the win.

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• Oak Hills girls beat Walnut Hills 69-33, Jan. 21. Oak Hills won the 200-meter medley relay in 2:00.67, the 200meter freestyle relay in 1:53.78 and the 400-meter freestyle relay in 4:00.61. Oak Hills’ Megan Gladfelter won the 200-meter freestyle in 2:10.11, Maddie Schmidt won the 200-meter individual med-

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• Aiken High School boys beat Western Hills 82-64, Jan. 15. Western Hills’ top-scorer was JuMarcus Crawford with 16 points, including one three-pointer. • Princeton High School boys beat Oak Hills High School 57-55, Jan. 15. Oak Hills’ top-scorer was Jeremy Wessels with 16 points. • Princeton girls beat Oak Hills 54-44, Jan. 16. Oak Hills’ top-scorer was Brittany Siegel with 10 points. • La Salle boys beat Oak Hills High School 70-33, Jan. 19. Oak Hills’ top-scorer was Jeremy Wessels with nine points. • St. Ursula Academy girls beat Seton High School 4741, Jan. 19. Seton’s top-scorer was Elyse Brown with 15 points, including two threepointers. • Roger Bacon boys beat Elder 55-48, Jan. 26. Elder’s top-scorer was Corey Cason with 21 points, including four three-pointers. • McAuley girls beat Seton 44-22, Jan. 26. McAuley’s top-scorer was Jenny Burgoyne with 10 points. Seton’s top-scorer was Elyse Brown with eight points. • Withrow girls beat Western Hills 57-47, Jan. 26. Western Hills’ top-scorers were Ciera Williams and Allyndra Dillingham with 12 points each, including three 3-pointers from Williams. • St. Ursula Academy girls

McDonald hopes that depth will carry the Bobcats (11-1, 6-1) to the state tournament, especially after last season’s letdown at districts. “Last year we fell on our faces; we were 21-1 and got through sectionals and a had a very bad day at districts,” he said. “If all my girls bowl (their average), we’ll make state. I truly feel if my girls bowl to their capabilities, we can compete with any team in the state.”

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one on par with Seton seniors Nicole Kettler and Pam Kettler, who rank first and second in the GGCL-Scarlet with averages of 198.2 and 191.3, respectively. But the Bobcats do have five of the top 11 scorers in the league. “We do it with numbers,” McDonald said. “We don’t have any of the top three or four or five bowlers in the city – (Minning) is maybe sixth or seventh – but I do have nine or 10 bowlers who are probably in the top 25 percent.”

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led primarily by two juniors – Katie Minning, who is fourth in the league with a 182.3 average, and Kelsey Schaible, who is eighth with a 173.2 – but McDonald believes his seniors have made the difference. “My two best bowlers are juniors, but my three seniors (Doll, Emily Schmitt and Tricia Hoffman) have really stepped up. They’re all about 20 pins above their average from last season.” Mercy doesn’t have any-

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Steve Driehaus and Sherrod Brown still think it is someone else's fault. They voted for bills that did nothing for our future. Unemployment has risen to 10 percent plus and what is the national debt up to? I have seen no infrastructure projects being let out for bids that have really helped our area. All the talk is about the future and now there is talk about another stimulus bill. One year and $787 billion later, Steve Driehaus and Sherrod Brown are still Washington's puppets. Could it be they are taking us backwards into the future? Bill McCauslin Pineknot Drive Delhi Township

For which team will you root in the Super Bowl? Why? “I will root for Indianapolis because I like Peyton Manning’s commercial’s and oh yeah, he throws the football like it was meant to be thrown!” K.K. “The Colts! I like Peyton Manning’s quarterback style. Plus I have friends in Indy that will be thrilled if they win.” C.A.S. “The Colts. Because I am really a fan of Peyton Manning.” B.N. “The Colts Have a farm in Indiana so that makes me a part-time Hoosier.” L.S. “I will be rooting for the Colts because I like the image Peyton Manning portrays.” A.H. “I am not much of a football fan, and only watch the Super Bowl when the Bengals are playing in it – out of hometown pride. Lucky for me, I've only had to watch it twice. Don't know or care who is playing this year.” J.B.

“Go, Saints, for lots of reasons. The main one? We’ve owned four St. Bernards.” M.S.

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Student lives one of his daydreams One of my greatest dreams since childhood has been to travel the world. I would often daydream about it whenever there was time to let my mind wander, but I never dreamed of having the chance to go certain places. During the month of September I was given the opportunity to take an unforgettable trip through the study abroad program at the University of Cincinnati. This trip would take me to my ultimate dream destination, Australia. However, there was one thing that stood in my way, a trip like this would cost a fortune, but by traveling through the University of Cincinnati I was able to get amazing deals on some of the most expensive parts of the trip like airfare and lodging, and UC still helped me with the cost by providing me with some extra money in the form of a scholarship. While in Australia I visited Sydney, Brisbane and Cairns. Since the trip was through my school I was able to receive three credit hours, equivalent to about one college course, by attending some classes while I was in Sydney and Brisbane. I was worried I would be spending too much time in the classroom while over there, because the main reason that I took part in the trip was to explore somewhere completely foreign to me. Fortunately, this was not a problem at all, and while I was over there I was able to do nearly

everything that I wanted. In Sydney I was able to enjoy some Australian city and night life, walk some of the greatest beaches Zachary Clark and wilderness on earth Community trails like Bondi Press guest Beach, and of columnist course visit the famous Sydney Opera House which was only a few minute’s walk from the hotel that I was occupying. In Brisbane the group and I were able to pet some kangaroos and hold a koala named Buckley at Lone Pine, the largest koala sanctuary in the world. However, my favorite part of the trip hands down was the time that I spent in Cairns. This is the part of Australia that everyone wants to visit, the location of the Great Barrier Reef. In Cairns, I visited the Daintree Rainforest, one of the few protected world heritage sites in the world, relaxed on some breath taking beaches, and I was even blessed with seeing a 16-foot salt water crocodile in the wild, which can only be found in the northeast part of Australia. However, the pinnacle of my trip was scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef. The professor that accompanied me on the trip made sure that I became a certified diver

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Zachary Clark, a civil engineering student at the University of Cincinnati, recently studied in Australia. Here he is with Alexandra Zappasodi and a koala named Buckley. before we left so he would have a dive partner. This was easy enough, because I was able to become certified through the University of Cincinnati’s Communiversity. In Cairns, I was able to take part in three dives on two different parts of the reef. During the dives I saw countless amazing creatures including fish of every color imaginable, squid, giant clams that were twice the size of me and a famous Maori wrasse named Wally that loved people. Put all of this together, and you have the recipe for the trip of a lifetime. It all would have never been possible without a lot of help from UC’s study abroad program. Zachary Clark, from Delhi Township, is a civil engineering student at the University of Cincinnati.

Concussions need serious attention When your child suffers head trauma, it is frightening, but luckily not always serious. Most head injuries in childhood cause only external damage, such as bruising and laceration. Rarely a child will suffer a serious injury such as a brain bleed; these can be seen on CT scans, and are accompanied by severe symptoms. Concussions are brain injuries that cannot be seen on a scan, and don’t always cause immediate symptoms, but can still result in long term damage. So how do you know when to be concerned? Concussions are a temporary loss of brain function which can range in severity, but even mild concussions, if recurring, can lead to permanent brain injury and sometimes death. Concerning

symptoms include loss of consciousness, amnesia, nausea and vomiting, extreme headache, trouble concentrating, poor coordination or balance, slurred speech, confusion, and sleepiness. If your child exhibits these symptoms after a head injury, seek medical attention immediately. A child with no obvious symptoms should still be monitored closely for several days after the injury. If the child begins to show any signs of headache, dizziness, vision changes, personality changes, poor concentration or forgetfulness, they should be examined by the doctor and benched until given clearance to return to sports. It is critical to follow a doctor’s advice about return to play. The brain needs time to heal after a concussion, and until it has done

so, it is especially vulnerable to another injury. There have been numerous cases documented of sudden death when an athlete has returned to play too soon and suffered a second brain injury. This phenomenon is known as Second Impact Syndrome. Because of this risk, the athlete should not be allowed to play until he or he is completely free of symptoms both at rest and during exertion. An athlete who has too many concussions in too short a time may need to be benched for the season. Kids that are more at risk for concussion include those that play high impact sports. It is especially important that these athletes wear proper equipment including helmets, and they should follow the coach’s rules for

safety, proper technical form, and good sportsmanship. When they suffer a head injury, they need to be honest about their symptoms and not feel that it is a “badge of honor” to play injured. The long term risk of recurring concussions has become the focus of recent research. The NFL has found that a disproportionate number of their former athletes have suffered brain damage leading to early dementia and other neurological problems. As result of this research, the NFL recently publicized new return-to-play rules which mandate that players be completely asymptomatic and pass a series of neurologic tests before they return to action. They also encourage a new culture in the sport which no longer glorifies players who play

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Mary Kolkmeyer, Jill Hellmann, Rose McWhorter and Wally Wright took the Delhi Press along on their vacation to Barbados.

Paul and Lorraine Ashworth took the Delhi Press to Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Paul, who won the coin toss to hold the newspaper, is pictured at the visitor center for the old Ohio and Erie canals.

Ted and Karen Stolze took the Delhi Press on a trip to visit family in San Diego. Pictured on a detour to the Grand Canyon are, from left, Ted, Karen, Jim and Diane Stolze.

From left, Andy and Martha Blum, John and Connie First, and Bill and Anita McDonald enjoy the Delhi Press in the garden of their Las Vegas hotel, the Mirage.

O.J. and Jane Miller took the Delhi Press along on their cruise of the Mediterranean aboard the Ruby Princess.

Rob and Angela Gamel took the Delhi Press along on their honeymoon. The couple celebrated their marriage on the island of Qamea, Fiji, in the South Pacific.

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Newlyweds Gary and Vicki Shoemaker took the Price Hill Press along on their honeymoon in the Cayman Islands.

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Terry and Pann Webb and Mike and Bev Ralston recently cruised the western Caribbean. The couples are pictured at a stop in Tulum, Mexico.


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD T H U R S D A Y, F E B . 4

ART & CRAFT CLASSES

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

ART EXHIBITS

Mount Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery, College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road. Survey of recent work. Presented by College of Mount St. Joseph. 244-4314. Delhi Township.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Royal Rounds, 2-4 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road. Phase III-V round dance club for experienced dancers. Ballroom figures: waltz, two-step, cha cha, rumba, tango and bolero. $6. 9292427. Greenhills.

EDUCATION

Girls Night In, 5:30-8:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave. “Loving Yourself.” Speaker from the YWCA’s Girls Inc. project. For girls ages 1418. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673, ext. 15; www.thewomensconnection.org. West Price Hill.

MUSIC - OLDIES

Elvis Show, 7-9 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road. $10. Registration recommended. 251-7977. Riverside.

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Tuesdays With Morrie, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave. Former student is reunited with former college professor, who is battling Lou Gehrig’s disease, 16 years after graduation. $21, $19 seniors and students. Reservations recommended. 241-6550; www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. West Price Hill.

PARENTING CLASSES

Better Than Yelling, 7-9 p.m., Corpus Christi Church, 2014 Springdale Road. Skills to decrease yelling and increase satisfying relationships. $15. Registration required. Presented by Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio. 241-7745; www.catholiccharitiesswo.org. New Burlington. F R I D A Y, F E B . 5

ART & CRAFT CLASSES

Piecemakers, 2-4 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave. Quilters and sewers create projects to benefit the community. Childcare available. Free. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673; www.thewomensconnection.org. West Price Hill.

ART EXHIBITS

Mount Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery, College of Mount St. Joseph, 2444314. Delhi Township.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Cincy A2, 8-10:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave. Advanced level square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. 929-2427. Mount Healthy.

Ramblin Roses, 8-10:30 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road. Mainstream and Plus-level square dance club. Recent square dance graduates and experienced dancers welcome. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; www.so-nkysdf.com. Greenhills. River Squares, 7:30-10 p.m., Miami Whitewater Township Firehouse, 6736 Ohio 128. Plus-level square dance and round dance club. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; www.so-nkysdf.com. Miamitown.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Step Aerobic Class, 10-11:30 a.m., Westside Boxing and Fitness Club Inc., 3428 Warsaw Ave. With trained personal trainer. Family friendly. $5, $20 for five classes. 314-7315. East Price Hill. StrollerFit, 9:40-10:40 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, 6720 Home City Ave. Cross training class for moms of all ages. Bring child in stroller. Bring water and mat for core work. $10. Presented by StrollerFit Inc. 2059772; www.strollerfit.com. Sayler Park.

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MUSIC - CONCERTS

Shawn Gallaway, 7 p.m., Garden Park Unity Church, 3581 W. Galbraith Road. A guitarist, singer-songwriter, and visual artist who weaves music, song, and painting into a richly textured experience that calls for enlightened activism. CD-signing party and light refreshments follows the concert. $20. 829-3341; www.shawngallaway.com. Colerain Township.

MUSIC - OLDIES

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

MUSIC - R&B

Hollmeyer Orchards, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Hollmeyer Orchards, 574-0663. Green Township.

II Juicy, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Poppy’s Tavern, 5510 Rybolt Road. Free. 574-6333. Green Township.

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Tuesdays With Morrie, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 seniors and students. Reservations recommended. 241-6550; www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. West Price Hill. Aesop’s Classic Fables, 7 p.m., The Grove Banquet Hall, 9158 Winton Road. Aesop recalls three stories re-told by a cast of puppets. Part of Winter Entertainment Series. Free. Presented by Madcap Puppet Theatre. 522-1410. Finneytown. S A T U R D A Y, F E B . 6

ART EXHIBITS Mount Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, 1-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery, College of Mount St. Joseph, 244-4314. Delhi Township. EXERCISE CLASSES

Spinning, 8-8:45 a.m., Western Tennis and Fitness Club, 5490 Muddy Creek. Endurance Ride Saturday classes. $12; free members. Registration required. Through March 28. 451-4233; www.westerntfc.com. Green Township.

FARMERS MARKET

Hollmeyer Orchards, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hollmeyer Orchards, 574-0663. Green Township.

FOOD & DRINK

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

HEALTH / WELLNESS

Weight Management Class, Noon-1 p.m., Curves, 3797 Shady Lane. Free. Registration recommended. 4671189; www.miamiheightscurves.com. Miami Heights.

MUSIC - BLUES

Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 10 p.m., Patrick’s Sports Bar, 5060 Crookshank Road. Free. 451-1763. West Price Hill.

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK

Carole Moore Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., The Lucky Lady, 9962 Hamilton Ave. With Larry & Bill. Ages 21 and up. 403-5100. Springfield Township.

Winter Hike Series, 10 a.m., Shawnee Lookout Park, 2008 Lawrenceburg Road. Hikes range from 4-5.5 miles. Hot meal follows hike. Vegetable beef barley soup served. No pets permitted. $5, free ages 12 and under with adult; vehicle permit required. Registration required online. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Miami Township.

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Murder Mystery Dinners, 6:30 p.m., Mill Race Banquet Center, 1515 W. Sharon Road. Cash bar. “The Cruise Ship Killer.” Audience participation. Adults. $33.50; vehicle permit required. Reservations required. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township. Tuesdays With Morrie, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 seniors and students. Reservations recommended. 241-6550; www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. West Price Hill. Cyrano, 1 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave. Adaptation of French classic “Cyrano de Bergerac” uses three actors and one musician to retell romantic and poetic story. Part of Saturday Morning Performance Series. Grades 6 and up. $5. Presented by Playhouse in the Park. 241-6550; www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. West Price Hill.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Mardi Gras Party, 7 p.m., Aston Oaks Golf Club, 1 Aston Oaks Drive, Oak Leaf Restaurant. Buffalo Ridge Jazz Band performs. Part of the parish’s 150th anniversary celebration. $20, includes two drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Reservations required. 941-3661. North Bend. S U N D A Y, F E B . 7

ART EXHIBITS

Mount Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, 1-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery, College of Mount St. Joseph, 244-4314. Delhi Township.

BENEFITS

Hoffman Family Benefit Super Bowl Party, 5 p.m.-midnight, Molloy’s on the Green, 10 Enfield St. Includes chili bar, chips, pretzels, vegetable/cheese trays, pop, coffee and beer. Cash bar, Super Bowl squares, raffle, split-the-pot and silent auction available. Benefits Hoffman family. Ages 21 and up. $30. Reservations recommended. dorahoffman@gmail.com; www.hoffmanfamilybenefit.com. Greenhills.

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Playhouse in the Park’s Off the Hill touring company presents “Cyrano,” an adaptation of the French classic “Cyrano de Bergerac,” at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave. The performance, aimed at children in sixth grade and older, is part of the Saturday Morning Performance Series. It uses three actors and one musician to retell the romantic and poetic story. Tickets are $5. For more information, call 241-6550 or visit www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. Pictured from left are Tim Abrahamsen as Cyrano, Jonathan Self as Christian, and Kelly Pekar as Roxanne. M O N D A Y, F E B . 8

AUDITIONS

Smokey Joe’s Cafe, 7-9 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave. Revue of songs of Leiber and Stoller. Five men and four women. Prepare 16 bars of 1950s or early 1960s rock ‘n roll song. Bring sheet music, no a cappella auditions. May be asked to learn short dance routine. Bring performance résumé. Ages 17-50. Production dates: June 2-20. Presented by Showboat Majestic. 241-6550. West Price Hill.

BUSINESS MEETINGS

Mount Healthy Business Association Monthly Meeting, 11 a.m.-noon, First Financial Bank, 7522 Hamilton Ave. Free. 923-1985. Mount Healthy.

SENIOR CITIZENS

Income Tax Help, 9 a.m.-noon, North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave. Bring 1099s, W-2s, any other tax forms and last year’s tax returns. Free. Registration required. 521-3462. North College Hill. Let’s Do Lunch: Applebee’s, 11 a.m., North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave. Catch the bus at the Senior Center for restaurant. Registration required. 521-3462. North College Hill.

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ART & CRAFT CLASSES Beginner Sewing Classes, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave. Childcare available. Classes offered on a six-week rotating schedule. Free. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 4714673; www.thewomensconnection.org. West Price Hill.

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Benefit Buffet, 5:30 p.m., Bayley Place Community Wellness Center, 401 Farrell Court. $11. Benefits Boy Scout Troop 350 from Shiloh United Methodist Church. Meal includes barbecue, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, fruit fluff and king cake. Reservations required by Feb. 5. 921-7375; www.bayleyplace.org. Delhi Township.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

SUPPORT GROUPS

Job Search Group, 1:30-3 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road. Consultants teach on topics to help with job search. Participants share leads and résumés. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown. Freed Up Financial Living, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road. Discover tools, develop skills, prioritize goals and reduce debt. Six-week series. Bi-weekly through April 19. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.

Spirit of Frederick Douglass, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Forest Park Branch Library, 655 Waycross Road. First person portrayal by Michael Crutcher. Free. Registration required. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4478. Forest Park.

HOLIDAY - BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Mudcloth Painting, 2:30 p.m., College Hill Branch Library, 1400 W. North Bend Road. Learn about the traditional method of bògòlanfini, dying cotton cloth with mud. This art form is practiced by village women in Mali, Africa. With Judy Dominic. Ages 5-18. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6036. College Hill.

The Brass Fellowship Concert, 7:30 p.m., St. William Church, 4108 W. Eighth St. Twenty-piece ensemble performs selections by Beethoven, Gabrielli, Faure and other composers. With Saint William Choir performing several choral anthems. Free, donations accepted. 921-0247; www.saintwilliam.com. West Price Hill.

SENIOR CITIZENS

Ceramics, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave. Materials and training provided. Free. 521-3462. North College Hill.

FOOD & DRINK

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

MUSIC - CONCERTS

Siena Music Series, 3 p.m., St. Catharine of Siena Church, 2848 Fischer Place. With choirs of St. Catharine and senior choral ensemble from Walnut Hills High School. Free, donations requested. 661-0651. Westwood.

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Parents can find the perfect summer camp for their kids at the Summer Adventure Camp Fair, held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, at the Cincinnati Museum Center. There will be day camps, residential camps, arts and education programs and more from local and national representatives, as well as enrichment services and products and on-stage performances. The event is free. The school with the most students in attendance (sign-up sheets available) will when a pizza party. Visit cincinnatifamilymagazine.com or nkyfamily.com.

Tuesdays With Morrie, 2 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 seniors and students. Reservations recommended. 241-6550; www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. West Price Hill.

SINGLES

Super Bowl Party, 5:30 p.m., Northgate Meadows Apartment Clubhouse, Clubhouse, 10101 Arborwood Drive. Includes food and drinks. $10. Reservations required. Presented by Catholic Alumni Singles Club. 8868640. Colerain Township.

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“Cats” returns to Cincinnati for three performances at the Aronoff Center Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5-6 as a special presentation of Broadway Across America. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, “Cats” won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Performances are at 8 p.m. and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $22.50-$57.50. Visit www.BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com/Cincinnati or call 800-982-2787. The musical is family friendly.


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Big events highlight best and worst of sports Are sports over-emphasized in our culture? Many a person today would offer a resounding “yes!” Extravagant salaries, greed, capricious owners, intended concussions or other injuries, arrogant athletes who see themselves as gods – so many factors suggest a “yes.” Professional sports seems too much about money, self-interest, and celebrityhood for the participants – not local community representation, loyalty, inspiration of youth and love of the game. The good aspects of sports now usually seem to happen at the high school and college level. However, these observations are not intended as a blanket condemnation of sports. Athletics has great positive potential. A knife can be used for good or bad; by a thief to rob or by a surgeon to heal. Similarly, sports can accomplish much good, or bad. The deciding factor is always us.

On the negative side: sport zealots can foster undue competition and doanything-to-win attitude. “When I played pro footFather Lou ball, I never set Guntzelman out to hurt anyPerspectives one deliberately – unless it was, you know, important, like a league game or something,” said Dick Butkus. Joking or not, such an unhealthy attitude in order to win, cheating, drugs to enhance performance, etc., does no favor for sports, participants or fans. The thrill of winning is uplifting and celebrated. Winning at any cost is actually a personal defeat. In a much bigger picture of life, we often learn more from dealing with our honest defeats.

Misplaced social attitudes can lead some athletes to believe their physical prowess makes them superior to fellow humans with talents in other areas of life such as art, music or other intellectual endeavors. Sports, for some, is almost a religion. Several sociologists have pointed out the powerful religious components in many public sports spectacles: special robes, music, and devotees costumes; adherence to prescribed rituals and chants; the vestal virgins of old cheering game participants and fans (fanatics); myopic coaches of young athletes setting practice sessions on Sunday mornings making adolescent athletes necessarily choose between practice sessions (more important) and church worship (less important); adoration bestowed on players convincing them and of their semidivine status, etc. On the positive side: great

benefits come when sports are engaged in ethically and healthfully. The late Pope John Paul II was an athlete in his youth. In later reflections on the topic he spoke of the benefits of sports: they contribute to the integral development of the human person; can be a training ground for life itself, demanding self-discipline, loyalty, courage, coping with failure and adversity, fostering humility, justice, learning to work with others and facing one’s fears and anxieties, etc. Late sportswriter Haywood Hale Broun believed that sports didn’t build character as much as they “revealed it” in a person. For us fans and our society, sports can serve as entertainment, relaxation, help form community attitudes and involvement, and take our minds off the heavy routine of work. Psychologically, sports can

serve healthfully as the ritualized expression and catharsis of aggression. This writer has participated in various sports throughout life and have found them a wonderful benefit of life in this world. Our present task to honor sports and pass them on to our young is to keep them healthy for body and soul, not a detriment. John Carmody writes: “Just as we can thank God for the light of our eyes and the air we breath … so we can thank God for the exercise that helps us see the world more sharply and breath the air more deeply. The river that runs by me in the middle of my workout is better focused than the river of thoughts I contemplate on a turnstool over multiple drinks.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community press.com or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Paying with credit card allows for easier refunds What should you do if you sign up for something, cancel within three days as permitted, but still don’t get your money back? Unless you know your rights you may fall victim to those who keep your money even though they are not entitled to do so. Cleves resident Gary Graff and his wife, Diane, said this is what has happened to them. Back in November they answered an ad for a vacation club and went to a local hotel to hear the sales pitch. Gary said they already belong to two such clubs. “We went there and right away we told them of the ones we have, and I said it

sounds a l i k e . Things went on a little bit more and, of course, they keep trying to Howard Ain sell you,” Hey Howard! he said. T h e Graffs signed up and paid nearly $3,000 for the membership with their credit card. “When we got home we started looking back at our programs we’ve used,” said Gary Graff. “We found out really they’ve got just about everything this has got, so why do we really want this?” The contract they signed

gives them three days in which to cancel, so they did both by e-mail and by fax. “We were told we’d get our refund in 15 working days, business days. But it didn’t happen,” Graff said. He repeatedly contacted the company by phone and e-mail. “Every day it was another excuse,” he said. “ ‘You’ll be getting it next week; you’ll be getting it next week.’ ” In an e-mail to the Graffs, the company wrote, “Thank you for your patience. Please rest assured your refund will be sent next week, no later.” But that e-mail was dated Dec. 30. Graff said he doesn’t know whether the

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company will ever return his money adding, “I doubt it, but at least I’d like to have it exposed.” The key thing to remember is you don’t have to worry about the company returning your money. Just pay with a credit card and you can dispute the charge with your credit card company and get the money back that way. Under federal law, you can dispute a charge up to 60 days after getting your credit card statement. The Graffs have now

filed a dispute, both over the phone and in writing, so they can get the money back from their credit card company since the vacation club failed to do so. Ohio law says a company must return your money within 10 business days after receiving your cancellation notice. The Graffs have now filed a complaint with the state attorney general’s office. Bottom line, always pay with a credit card – not a debit card or check – because that’s the only way you can

dispute such a payment. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Use about half the jar of tartar sauce and spread on crust. Layer ingredients in order given. Bake about 12 minutes.

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My editor Lisa’s colleague, Sarah, doesn’t like tartar sauce. So the two of them came up with this – use Thousand Island dressing instead of tartar sauce.

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Shaved ham Sliced tomatoes Thin sliced dill pickles Mozzarella cheese

2 tablespoons diced tomato 1 jalapeño, stemmed, seeded and diced Tortilla chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees (one reader bakes it at 450 degrees and just bakes it for less time). Spread about half a jar of tartar sauce over shell. Layer ingredients in order given. Bake about 12 minutes or so until cheese is melted.

Put cheddar and Velveeta into a nonstick pot or double boiler over low heat and heat until cheese mixture is nearly melted. Add cream and whisk constantly until hot and smooth. Pour into serving dish and sprinkle with onions, tomatoes and jalapeños.

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24 mushroom caps, medium size 1 lb. sausage 8 oz. cream cheese 1 ⁄4 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded or bit more to taste Crushed red pepper flakes to taste – start with 1⁄4 teaspoon (opt.) Sprinkling of Parmesan cheese (about 1⁄4 cup or so) Remove stems, pat dry. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook sausage, drain and add cream cheese, Monterey Jack and pepper flakes. Mix. Place 1 heaping teaspoon into each mushroom cap. Put on sprayed cookie sheet, sprinkle with Parmesan, and bake 20 minutes. Let cool five minutes and serve.

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⁄4 cups brown rice Rita flour or Heikenfeld potato starch Rita’s kitchen 1 ⁄2 teaspoon each: cinnamon, ground ginger 1 ⁄8 teaspoon ground cloves Yolks of 2 large eggs 2 tablespoons light molasses, not Blackstrap as that is too strong 1 ⁄2 teaspoon grated orange peel 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice Whites of 4 large eggs 2 tablespoons sugar 1 ⁄4 cup fresh lemon juice mixed with 2 tablespoons granulated sugar. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease muffin cups. Mix rice flour and spices in large bowl. Put yolks, molasses, orange peel and orange juice in small bowl; whisk with fork to mix. Add to dry ingredients and stir gently until well blended. Batter will be stiff and difficult to mix. Beat whites until soft peaks form. Beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time until whites are thick and glossy. Stir about 1⁄4 of whites into rice flour batter to lighten it, then fold in remainder. Scoop into muffin tins and bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown and springy to the touch. Cool on rack 10 minutes. Brush tops with lemon juice mixture. Let cool at least one hour before serving. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. E-mail columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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The Colts or the Saints – who’s your favorite for the Super Bowl? I’m for the Colts, since Indy is closer than New Orleans. How about that for a scientific, educated opinion? My editor Lisa said she’s rooting for the Saints since Milford High School graduate Zach Strief is on the team. Truth be told, I’m not a huge football fan but I sure do like the party that accompanies Super Bowl Sunday. We always have a big crowd of friends and


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The Delhi Historical Society will present a program on the story behind the controversial Fernald Nuclear Feed Materials Processing Plant at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, at the Delhi Senior Citizens Center, 647 Neeb Road. The presenter will be Tim Bonfield, a former Enquirer reporter who was assigned to investigate the Fernald uranium processing plant during its cleanup in the 1990s. Fernald at one time provided all of the uranium for U.S. weapons and was a storage facility for the radium waste from the Manhattan Project, which developed the first atomic bomb. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the historical society at 451-4313.

On tour

Brose Tours is taking its 20th anniversary party on the road. The Delhi Township travel business is offering the trip to Nashville, Tenn., next month. “We have two busses for 100 people to help celebrate this event,” said Russ Brose, business owner. “Prizes and gifts will be given to all of these travelers.” Brose Tours opened on Feb. 14, 1990, in offices in Price Hill and moved to 417 Anderson Ferry Road 15 years later. For details, go to www.brosetours.com.

The entrance exam for Dater and Walnut Hills high schools will be given Saturday, Feb. 20, at Walnut Hill High School, 3250 Victory Pkwy. The test is open to students currently in seventh through 11th grades in the Cincinnati Public School District. Students who pass the exam are eligible to enroll in either school for the 20102001 school year. The entrance exam is given by appointment only. To make an appointment, call the test administration office at 363-0186 by Wednesday, Feb. 10.

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Shiloh United Methodist Church will dedicate its new $3.7 million building and renovation projects Sunday, Feb. 7. There will be consecration services starting at 10 a.m. lead by Bishop Bruce Ouh, West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church. The services will be followed by lunch. All events are open to the public. Senior Pastor William Patterson said the congregation is planning monthly community activities starting in March. The church is located at the corner of Foley and Anderson Ferry roads. Call 451-3600 for more information.

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The Oak Hills Local School District is launching “Highlanders for Haiti,” a districtwide T-shirt drive beginning Wednesday, Feb. 3 through Wednesday, Feb. 10. The district is asking folks to drop off a gently used Tshirt at any school building or the administrative office during school hours. T-shirts for all ages are needed. Shirts will be taken to a local organization, which will then ship them to Haiti.

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The Brass Fellowship will present a concert at St. William Church at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10. Everyone is welcome to experience the beauty of St. William as the 20-piece brass ensemble performs selections by Beethoven, Gabrielli, Faure and other composers. The St. William Choir will also perform several choral anthems. There is no admission charge for the performance, but a free will offering will be taken. St. William is at 4108 W. Eighth St. Contact the church at 921-0247 or visit http:// home.fuse.net/clymer/mabf/.

on Mondays from April through September. There are two scrambles during the season, followed by picnic lunch at Kuliga Park and an end-of-season banquet with awards and door prizes. To get signed up, call Ray Swegman at 574-2513 or E.J. Krabacher at 451-4088.

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THE RECORD Alfred Auciello

Alfred Auciello, 89, died Jan. 24. He was a manager with York International Corp. Survived by children Alfred Jr. (Nancy), Thomas (Carol Pucci), Vincent, Joseph (Sharon), Anthony (Karen) Auciello, BeatAuciello rice (Warren) Fishman, Theresa (Bobbie) Morris, Pamela (Douglas) Bucher; brothers Frank, Joseph Jr.; 21 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Elena Auciello. Services were Jan. 29 at St. Dominic. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home.

LEGAL NOTICE DELHI TOWNSHIP ZONING COMMISSION The Delhi Township Zoning Commission will hold a public meeting on Wednesday evening, February 17, 2010 at 7:00 PM at the Delhi Township Administration Building, located at 934 Neeb Road, Delhi Township, Hamilton County, Ohio (Cincinnati, 45233). At this meeting the Commission will discuss administrative matters. As Zoning Administra tor /Inspector, Thomas R. Stahlheber is responsible for giving notification of this meeting by publica tion.Thomas R. Stahlheber, Director Department of Develop ment Services. 35818

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Marcia Bennett

Marcia Bennett, 62, died Jan. 22. She worked for Bed, Bath & Beyond. Survived by children Timothy Cunningham, Michelle Silagyi; grandchildren Christina Cunningham, Ciarrah Thien, Brooklyn, MavBennett erick Silagyi; siblings Elaine Johnson, Mona Lefker, Paul Rusk; companion Don Bennett; nephews and nieces Steven Rusk, Dwayne, Cheri Davis, Harry, Rhonda Lefker, John Eads, Lana Turner. Service were Jan. 27 at Impact Church. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to: Anderson Ferry Food Pantry, 380 Greenwell Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45238.

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Clara Betz Borgmann, 93, West Price Hill, died Jan. 27. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Mary Louise (Tom) Wackenhut, Fred (Judith), Gary Borgmann; grandchildren Holly, Susan, Andrew, Tricia, Leah; great-grandchildren William, Claire, David; sister Lucille Hochesang; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Louis Borgmann, siblings Raymond, Leo Betz, Selma Hackman. Services were Jan. 30 at St. Antoninus. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Janet Buckley

Janet Sperber Buckley, 79, died Jan. 25. She worked for Federated Department Stores. Survived by children Michael (Valorie), Andrew, Joseph Buckley, Patricia (Matt) Lawrence; grandchildren Matthew (Erin), Marcus, Christopher Lawrence, Lacey, Kelsey, Daniel Buckley; great-grandchildren Aaliyah, Carson, Kaleb Lawrence; siblings Mary Rose Chapman, Patricia Burke, Fred (Kay) Sperber, Phyllis (Harry) Nolan. Preceded in death by husband William Buckley. Services were Jan. 28 at St. Antoninus. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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Thomas Arthur Kroeger, 75, died Jan. 22. He was an operator with Carlisle. Survived by wife Joan Kroeger; children Debra (Jay) Weingartner, Jeffrey, Michael (Theresa), Daniel (Jeannie) Kroeger; siblings Kroeger Rita, Bob, Larry, Margie; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by grandchildren Jayson, Patty, brother Bill. Services were Jan. 28 at St. Dominic. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home.

Gloria Lavender

Gloria Thomas Lavender, 77, died Jan. 28. She was a lay pastoral counselor at Holy Family Church. Survived by children Dale (Danell), Sherri (David) Bernens, Sue Ann Lavender-Marnell; grandchildren Lavender Muirisha, Milan, Adam, Zachary, Tyler, Nathalie, Ryan, Olivia, Richard, Mitchell; siblings Richard (Margie) Thomas, Mary Ann (Pat) Romelli; sisters-in-law Lila and Jean Thomas. Preceded in death by husband Richard Lavender, children David, Beverly, Barbara, brothers Edward, George Thomas. Services were Feb. 2 at Holy Family. Arrangements by Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: Holy Family Church, 3006 W. Eighth St., Cincinnati, OH 45205.

Tony Lucas, 46, Delhi Township, died Jan. 22. Survived by siblings "Hank" Jr., Mike, Maggie Lucas, Jean Giver, Joan (Jeff) Lucas-Moore; siblings

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James E. Bussell Sr., 54, East Price Hill, died Jan. 7 at University Hospital. He was a carpenter. He was an Army veteran of Vietnam. Survived by son James Bussell Jr.; mother Dona Bussell; siblings Regina Eubank, Patricia Collins,

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Sam, Adam, Will Giver, Chole, Max Ries. Preceded in death by parents Joe, Mary Lucas. Services were Jan. 26 at St. Dominic. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Cancer Society or Camp Joyful Hearts.

Thomas Kroeger

Richard F. Bruns, 75, Green Township, died Jan. 4. He worked for Cincinnati Gas & Electric. He was an Army veteran. Survived by daughter Molly (Manny Addo) Randall; sister Patricia Gibbs; three grandchilBruns dren. Preceded in death by siblings Janet Rawnsley, Ralph Bruns. Services were Jan. 18 at St. William. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242, Elder High School, 3900 Vincent Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205 or American Parkinson Disease Foundation, 4 Triangle Park Drive, Suite 404, Cincinnati, OH 45246.

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Eugene, Robert Bussell. Preceded in death by father Tony Bussell Sr., brother Tony Bussell Jr. Services were Jan. 19 at Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home.

Richard Bruns

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Holly Stober Brady, 53, West Price Hill, died Jan. 10. Survived by daughters Katie, Erin Brady; parents Jim, Ruthie Stober; brothers Jim, David Stober; nephew Luke Stober; Pat Brady. Services were Jan. 16 at St. James Church. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home.

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Nancy Head Harbstreit, 60, died Jan. 22. She was an office assistant with Controlled Credit Corporation. Survived by children April (Peter Brunner), Stacy (Brian Thompson), Gene (Tina Koch) Harbstriet, Gina (Jorge) Hurtado; siblings Joseph (Maggie), George (the late Carol), Ron (Sally), Charlie (Donna), Aaron (Tina) Head, Loretta Emmons. Preceded in death by husband Eugene Harbstreit. Services were Jan. 27 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Aloysius-on-theOhio Church, 134 Whipple St., Cincinnati, OH 45238.

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Services for Lillian “Lani” Hook Morgan, 91, are 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, in the Margaret Jean Wells Chapel, Llanfair Retirement Community. She worked at the Allied Concord Financial Corporation, where she was Morgan named one of the first female officers of the bank. She was a member of Westwood First Presbyterian Church. Survived by husband William Morgan; daughter Jacqueline (Richard Smithers) Morgan; siblings Maxine Hook Thomas, John (Merle) Hook; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by siblings Helen Hook Fisbeck Callardine, Charles, James, William, George Hook. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to the Alzheimer's Association, Doctors Without Borders, Westwood First Presbyterian Church Celebration Fund or Llanfair LifeCare Fund.

Thomas Newman

Thomas C. Newman, 85, West Price Hill, died Jan. 18. He was a truck driver for American Linen. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survived by children Philip, Gregory, Paula Newman, Mary Ann Sterling, Newman Martha Findley; siblings Bernard, Richard Newman, Dorothy Ober; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by sister Rosemary Nagel, former wife Lois Newman. Services were Jan. 22 at St. Lawrence Church. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials to: Roger Bacon High School, 4320 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45217.

Randy Randolph

Carroll S. “Randy” Randolph, 68, died Dec. 15. He was an electronics repairman. Survived by children John (Lynne) Randolph, Leesa (William) Miller; siblings Derrill (Carole), Tim, Scott Randolph, Sylvia Young; grandchildren Derek, Katie Scudder, Ben Neumann, Jessie Scholl. Services were Dec. 21 at SeifertHardig & Brater Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Heart Association in care of Seifert-Hardig & Brater Funeral Home.

Joan Rinklin

Joan Helmers Rinklin, 80, died Jan. 22. She was a flight attendant for American Airlines, school teacher and owner of Paine School Aids of Cincinnati. Survived by children Paul (Mary Ellen) Rinklin, Lisa (Chris) Critchlow, Barbara (Ken) Saunders, Laurie (Butch) Porter; siblings William “Spike” Helmers, Janice Chapman; six grandchildren. Preceded in death

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Constance Storgion

Constance Andon Storgion, 79, Delhi Township, died Jan. 25. She was a member of Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. Survived by husband John Storgion; children James Storgion (Terry), Steve (Michelle), Melissa Storgion, Stephanie (Ted) Poplos, Elaine (Dan) Turner, Joni (Billy) Knight; grandchildren Jonathan, Krista, Nicholas, William, Michaela, John, Constance, James, Anastasia, Frances. Preceded in death by parents Steve, Anna Andon. Services were Jan. 28 at Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church or a hospice organization of the donor’s choice.

Terry Yeary

Terry Lynn Yeary, 46, died Jan. 23. He was the production manager for Vectron International. Survived by wife Sue Ann Yeary; children Adam Yeary, Jill Meyer; grandson Riley Meyer; parents Earnie, Jewel Yeary; Yeary brothers Troy, Jason Yeary; nieces and nephews Katherine, Megan, Kyle, Christopher, Clay Yeary; aunts and uncles Beulah Wegman, Nancy (Rodney) Valvano, Patricia (the late David) Coyne, Dolores (the late Dale) Hash, Norma (Earl) Angel, Christine (Steve) Liggett, Anna (the late Luther) Douglas, Richard, Phillip (Peggy) Yeary, George, Danny Elliott; numerous cousins. Preceded in death by grandparents Cammie, Weltha Elliott, Willis, Fannie Yeary, greatgrandmother Eller Disney, uncles and aunt Frank Boggio, Ralph Radcliff, Marie, George Moody, Thelma, Henry Coday, Mildred, Eugene Stoutenberg, Dorthy, Jerome Topicz, Elmer, Pauline, Curtis Elliott. Services were Jan. 30, at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home.

POLICE REPORTS CINCINNATI DISTRICT 3 Arrests/citations

Tommy B. Coyne, born 1986, permitting drug abuse, 6836 Gracely Drive, Jan. 12. David Osborn, born 1959, domestic violence, 6360 Revere Ave., Jan. 17. Jennie F. Hodges, born 1960, domestic violence, 6360 Revere Ave., Jan. 17. Gary F. Springer, born 1984, assault, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Jan. 12. James J. Price, born 1966, theft under $300, 3021 Warsaw Ave., Jan. 15. Jermane L. Thomas, born 1971, aggravated menacing, 735 Elberon Ave., Jan. 15. Joseph Wimmer, born 1990, menacing, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Jan. 14. Lee Suggs, born 1962, theft under $300, 3021 Warsaw Ave., Jan. 14. Kevin Hendley, born 1976, possession of drugs, 1201 Fairbanks Ave., Jan. 12. Aaron E. Turman, born 1981, falsification, 733 Woodlawn Ave., Jan. 12. Charles Folkert, born 1961, domestic violence, 736 Purcell Ave., Jan. 16. Dana L. Roberts, born 1967, theft under $300, 3021 Warsaw Ave.,

About police reports The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: • Delhi Township: Chief Jim Howarth, 922-0060. • Cincinnati District 3: Captain Kim Frey, 263-8300. Jan. 12. Edward Graves, born 1961, assault and aggravated menacing, 451 Elberon Ave., Jan. 17. Larry W. Angel, born 1967, building code violation, 805 Elberon Ave., Jan. 11. Mitchel W. Moore, born 1991, menacing, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Jan. 16. Shaun V. Martin, born 1989, posses-

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Police reports From page B6 sion of drugs, 3419 W. Eighth St., Jan. 13. Starniece Youngblood, born 1989, criminal trespass, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Jan. 13. Antonio Woffard, born 1990, drug abuse, 4212 Glenway Ave., Jan. 14. Brian Kahny, born 1986, theft $300 to $5000, 805 Greenwich Ave., Jan. 14. Douglas Sumler, born 1970, building code violation, 1044 Winfield Ave., Jan. 13. James L. Richey, born 1963, receiving stolen property, 926 Rutledge Ave., Jan. 15. Jonathan Hughes, born 1987, domestic violence, 918 Rutledge Ave., Jan. 14. Mark A. Arden, born 1965, possession of open flask and violation of temporary protection order, 865 Academy Ave., Jan. 12. Ralph L Bauer, born 1968, violation of temporary protection order, 4825 Prosperity Place, Jan. 15. Teresa L. Thompson, born 1968, disorderly conduct, 611 Trenton Ave., Jan. 11. Derrick Broach, born 1975, possession of drugs, 4520 W. Eighth St., Jan. 14. Amber Toon, born 1980, disorderly conduct, 611 Trenton Ave., Jan. 11. Jerome Gray, born 1983, possession of drugs, having weapon under disability, trafficking and drug abuse, 1260 Rosemont Ave., Jan. 14. Leonard Vandunk, born 1977, violation of temporary protection order, 1631 Iliff Ave., Jan. 15. Amber Featherkile, born 1989, underage possession of beer or liquor, 4522 W. Eighth St., Jan. 7. Matthew K. Hoch, born 1982, possession of open flask, 4782 Highridge Ave., Jan. 10. Timothy B. Kelley, born 1960, theft check and forgery, 1134 Omena Place, Jan. 13. Anthony Tooles, born 1987, domestic violence, 917 Voss St., Jan. 22. Brittney Provens, born 1990, menacing, 3603 W. Eighth St., Jan. 18. Daneil White, born 1973, disorderly conduct, aggravated menacing and theft under $300, 3609 Warsaw Ave., Jan. 18. David Richardson, born 1979, trafficking, 799 McPherson Ave., Jan. 23. Gerry Pitts, born 1974, falsification and disorderly conduct, 2820 Price Ave., Jan. 23. James C. McAmis, born 1959, theft under $300, 3609 Warsaw Ave., Jan. 19. Damon Robinson, born 1976, possession of drugs, 3500 Glenway Ave., Jan. 16. Christina Mays, born 1988, posses-

sion of drugs, 3415 Warsaw Ave., Jan. 20. Crystal White, born 1977, possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, 3642 W. Eighth St., Jan. 16. Dameon Cebron Johnson, born 1964, tampering with evidence, carrying concealed weapons and having weapon under conviction or indictment, 945 Enright Ave., Jan. 18. Dilce Clark, born 1963, menacing, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Jan. 13. Keith Marcum, born 1991, menacing, 449 Elberon Ave., Jan. 18. Mark Swopes, born 1962, falsification and trafficking, 921 Elberon Ave., Jan. 20. Donte Mincy, born 1975, grand theft auto, burglary and violation of temporary order, 1924 Westmont Lane, Jan. 22. Felecia Lynn Pfalz, born 1990, falsification, 4737 Rapid Run Pike, Jan. 24. Gary Rone, born 1978, aggravated burglary, 1922 Westmont Lane, Jan. 20. James L. Richey, born 1963, receiving stolen property, 926 Rutledge Ave., Jan. 19. Jason Scott Strong, born 1978, domestic violence, 4662 Rapid Run Pike, Jan. 25. John W. Lee, born 1962, theft $300 to $5,000, 840 Overlook Ave., Jan. 21. Keith Little, born 1978, theft of credit card, 591 Trenton Ave., Jan. 21. Rebecca A. Powell, born 1973, soliciting prostitution, 831 Hermosa Ave., Jan. 15. Ricky Hackle, born 1988, aggravated robbery, 1128 Beech Ave., Jan. 22. Rodney W. Lee, born 1964, theft $300 to $5,000, 840 Overlook Ave., Jan. 21. Anthony Kincer, born 1982, trafficking, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession f counterfeit controlled substance and possession of drugs, 4542 Midland Ave., Jan. 21. Brent Charles Riley, born 1987, have weapon with drug conviction, 830 Greenwich Ave., Jan. 21. Charles Carpenter, born 1982, consuming liquor in vehicle, 4054 W. Eighth St., Jan. 20. Jerry Foster, born 1984, obstructing justice, resisting arrest and criminal trespass, 1868 Sunset Ave., Jan. 19. Oscar E. Retana, born 1984, domestic violence, 3753 Westmont Drive, Jan. 18. Steve Pollard, born 1988, domestic violence, 1629 Gilsey Ave., Jan. 19. Terry Ray Seal, born 1964, criminal damaging or endangerment, 1218 Iliff Ave., Jan. 22.

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Breaking and entering

1115 Elberon Ave., Dec. 28. 1218 Manss Ave., Jan. 2. 1241 Elberon Ave., Dec. 29. 1726 Wyoming Ave., Dec. 29. 3220 W. Eighth St., Dec. 31. 3316 Glenway Ave., Dec. 28. 4018 W. Eighth St., Dec. 29. 403 Purcell Ave., Dec. 26. 4036 Glenway Ave., Dec. 31. 4928 Ralph Ave., Dec. 28. 4939 Glenway Ave., Jan. 5. 4965 Glenway Ave., Dec. 30. 710 Mt. Hope Ave., Dec. 28. 720 Woodlawn Ave., Dec. 29. 725 Purcell Ave., Dec. 31. 847 Kreis Lane, Dec. 24. 928 Hawthorne Ave., Dec. 30. 4607 Midland Ave., Jan. 6. 1014 Parkson Place, Jan. 14. 1115 Carson Ave., Jan. 14. 2920 Glenway Ave., Jan. 14. 3516 Warsaw Ave., Jan. 8. 4326 W. Eighth St., Jan. 10. 1111 Carson Ave., Jan. 19. 1265 Manss Ave., Jan. 21. 4021 W. Eighth St., Jan. 20. 4034 Glenway Ave., Jan. 18. 810 Greenwich Ave., Jan. 20.

6344 Gracely Drive, Jan. 2. 1032 Sunset Ave., Dec. 31. 814 Wells St., Jan. 1. 977 Hawthorne Ave., Dec. 28. 3212 Lehman Road, Jan. 9. 921 McPherson Ave., Jan. 21.

Grand theft

1120 Carmania Ave., Jan. 1. 1134 Alcliff Lane, Dec. 26. 1134 Omena Place, Dec. 29. 1231 Drott Ave., Dec. 31. 1409 Beech Ave., Jan. 3. 2555 Ring Place, Jan. 2. 3461 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 30. 3510 Glenway Ave., Jan. 3. 4435 W. Eighth St., Dec. 28. 4755 Guerley Road, Dec. 29.

Petit theft

1238 Purcell Ave., Dec. 28. 2303 Wyoming Ave., Dec. 30. 2701 Lehman Road, Dec. 28. 3413 Osage Ave., Dec. 31.

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Burglary

184 Richardson Place, Jan. 1. 6908 River Road, Jan. 2. 1138 Seton Ave., Dec. 30. 1221 Mckeone Ave., Dec. 26. 1516 Sidona Lane, Dec. 29. 1723 Wyoming Ave., Jan. 1. 1878 Sunset Ave., Dec. 30. 1878 Sunset Ave., Jan. 2. 1905 Wyoming Ave., Dec. 28. 1917 Westmont Lane, Dec. 28. 1924 Westmont Lane, Jan. 4. 2500 Warsaw Ave., Jan. 3. 3110 W. Eighth St., Jan. 2. 3215 Brevier Ave., Dec. 31. 3638 W. Eighth St., Dec. 27. 4354 W. Eighth St., Dec. 24. 4657 Linda Drive, Dec. 29. 4965 Glenway Ave., Dec. 30. 750 Grand Ave., Dec. 28. 805 Hermosa Ave., Dec. 31. 983 Enright Ave., Dec. 27. 1861 Provincial Court, Jan. 5.

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