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Elder’s Rhakim Johnson has his hand raised after his first-round win at the OHSAA state tournament in Columbus March 1. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Panther second Elder senior wrestler Rahkim Johnson was looking to build on his fifth-place finish last season at the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Tournament. He did just that with a secondplace finish. See story, A7

Election results If you are looking for results from yesterday’s elections, you will not find them here as the Price Hill Press went to press before the voting started. To find out who won, or any election question, go to Cincinnati.Com/election.

It’s academic Mark Burger and Hannah McKenna hope their St. Antoninus School academic team can repeat its winning performance from last year in the upcoming “It’s Academic” competition at La Salle High School. See story, A3

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Stopping the slipping

Ecovillage residents taking simple step to prevent hillside erosion

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Suellyn Shupe and Nancy Sullivan are always on the look out when hiking through the hilly woods near their homes in the Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage. The Price Hill women keep an eye out for areas where soil is washing down the hillside, and toss downed tree limbs and small branches across the slope to create simple debris dams that slow the flow of water and capture soil. “If everyone who has hilly property or lives near a park or stream did this, we could really lessen the amount of dirt washed into the river and also help retain soil on our hillsides,” Sullivan said. She and Shupe have been walking the hillsides and making debris dams in the Ecovillage for the last several months. “It’s very effective and you can see the results right away,” Shupe said. In some ares there can be an accumulation of more than two inches of soil on the uphill side of the dam after a single hard rain, she said. Sullivan said the unusually heavy rains over the past year have scoured West Side hills, causing serious erosion even in wooded areas. The erosion fills storm drains with soil, contributes more dirt to

The Seton Family Center recently moved to a new location to ensure West Siders who require mental health services have access to care. A nonprofit organization founded in 1989 under the auspices of the Sisters of Charity, the center moved its services from East Price Hill to 3316 Werk Road in Westwood. “Part of the mission of Seton Family Center is to be able to provide services to children and families of all backgrounds,” said Dr. Helmut Roehrig, a clinical and pediatric psychologist who serves as executive director of the center. “There’s an effort to make sure people are included.” The center was established by Sister Jackie Kowalski, a Sister of Charity who had a doctorate in psychology. She has since retired, but the center’s main goal is still to provide affordable mental health services to families. It’s mission is to strengthen familial bonds by helping to identify common values, by healing brokenness and by enabling individual family members to live in healthy relationships. Roehrig earned both his bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in clinical psychology from Xavier University, and he completed his doctoral studies at the University of Southern Mississippi. He interned at the University of Louisville Hospital and completed his fellowship at the Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville. Before joining the Seton Family Center in 2009, he worked for nearly 10 years as a clinical and pediatric psychologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He said the Seton Family Center offers individual and family counseling, play therapy for children and diagnostic services. The environment at the center has been carefully designed to be welcoming and family-friendly, and he said the center does not turn people away if they can’t afford services. For more information, visit

Suellyn Shupe, left, and Nancy Sullivan, who are residents of the Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage in Price Hill, have been constructing debris dams with brush and fallen tree limbs on the hillside behind Shupe's home to prevent soil from washing down the hill after rainfalls. Debris dams, like the one pictured at their feet, stop soil from running into creeks and rivers. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/ THE COMMUNITY PRESS the river and ultimately finds its way downstream and adds to the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico, she said. There is no silver bullet to prevent erosion, but she said even casual hikers can make small changes that will add up to preventing a lot of erosion by constructing debris dams.

“Every time you slow the flow of water you reduce erosion,” she said. Shupe said constructing debris dams is as simple as placing fallen tree limbs or other brush perpendicular to the slope of the hill. Her 8-year-old grandson can See SLIPPING, Page A2

Kroger store honors vets By Kurt Backscheider

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Ray Brown never expected his store’s tribute to area veterans would take off the way it did. “I had no idea what kind of response we would get,” he said. “But the response was overwhelming.” Brown is the manager of the newly renovated Kroger store in Delhi Township, and a catalyst behind the store honoring the men and women from Delhi who have served this country. Adorning the walls in the front of the store are framed photographs of hundreds of military veterans from the community. At last count, Brown said there are about 200 veterans recognized on the walls. He said the idea for the tribute came about during a conversation he had with Don Oster-

Ray Brown, store manager of the Kroger in Delhi Township, stands in front of the store's tribute to area veterans. Framed photos of Delhi Township residents who served in the military adorn the walls in the front of the store. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

feld, who serves as commander of the Delhi Township Veterans Association. The veterans association presented Kroger a Medal of Honor last year as an appreciation of

the store’s support of the association throughout the years, and Brown said he told Osterfeld he wanted to display it somewhere in the renovated store, along with a commendation from the Delhi Township Board of Trustees recognizing the store’s contributions toward the veterans memorial. “We thought, ‘Why not surround it with photographs of Delhi Township veterans,’” Brown said. Kroger and the veterans association spread the word about the project and soon veterans were stopping in the store to drop off photos of themselves. Veterans simply bring their photo to the store’s digital media center, and Kroger employees make a copy of it, put it in a frame and hang it on the wall – all free of charge. See KROGER, Page A2

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bris dams on their hillsides. They said several of their neighbors in the Ecovillage who regularly hike the neighborhood’s trails have also been constructing small debris dams with marked success. “This is a strategy anyone could employ on his or her own property or in concert with park managers,” Sullivan said. “It is an example of a very easy environmental project that is satisfying because the results are evident after the next rain. “You don’t realize how much soil we’re losing until you see it collected in a particular place,” she said.

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even recognize where dams are needed and he helps her build debris dams when he walks down the hill to play in the creek behind her home, she said. “You just look to see where the water is flowing, and try to slow it down,” she said. “It’s not something that takes a lot of effort.” Since many people in Cincinnati do live on hills or own hilly property, Shupe and Sullivan are encouraging folks to build de-


settling in its existing spot. A White Oak resident who’s worked in several Kroger stores during his career, he said he’s never seen a store that has a closer connection to its community than the Delhi Kroger. “This store has a bond with this community,” he said. “The relationship started before I got here and I want to make sure the tight bond continues.” The veterans tribute certainly helps strengthen the relationship. “I don’t see it going away,” Brown said. “It’s a nice way to engage the customers. They come in and tell us their stories, and it’s great to get to know our customers a little better.”

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“We incur the expense of the copy and the frame,” Brown said. “There is no cost to the customer.” For Brown, the tribute is a nice way to thank the men and women who have been loyal to our country. And he knows a thing or two about loyalty. He’s worked for Kroger for 30 years, starting out bagging groceries as a teen and working his way up to store manager. “I started as a bagger when the store was across the street,” he said, noting that it moved up and down the pike four times before


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Mark Burger and Hannah McKenna hope their academic team can repeat its winning performance from last year. The St. Antoninus School students are members of the eighth-grade academic team and have been preparing for the upcoming “It’s Academic” competition at La Salle High School on Thursday, March 8. The eighth-grade team is comprised of the same seven students who placed first in the seventh-grade competition last year, and they’re looking forward to the possibility of bringing home another first place win for St. Antoninus. “Winning last year was a lot of fun,” Burger said. “It would be great to win again.” St. Antoninus social studies and science teacher Jerry Besse, who volunteers to coach the seventh- and eighthgrade academic teams each year, said this year’s competition will pit 11 area grade schools against one another. The seventh-grade competition takes place Tuesday, March 6. Teams earn points by buzzing in and correctly answering a variety of trivia questions covering topics like math, religion,

St. Antoninus eighth-graders, from left, Brent Bender, Jake Perrmann and Mark Burger listen to trivia questions as they practice for their upcoming academic competition.

Matt Brems, an 2009 Oak Hills High School graduate and junior at Franklin (Ind.) College, made history in the mathematics world. He received a perfect score on the major field test in mathematics (MFT). Brems, who is quadruple majoring in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, quantitative analysis and economics, received his results in November immediately after taking the test. Three hundred twenty colleges and universities across the country gave this test to 11,294 students from February 2004 to June 2011. A perfect score on this test is a 200, and the mean score of the participants taking this test is 156.3. Franklin College mathematics professor Dan Callon said Brems is the third Franklin student to

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school academic teams. Burger said he joined the team because it’s a good activity to have on his high school and college transcripts. “And you actually do learn a lot,” he said. McKenna said at first she was apprehensive about joining the team last year because she’s the only girl on the team, but she thought it would be fun and decided to go for it. “I’m so glad I joined,” she said. “I’m a lot closer to everyone on the team now, plus it’s kind of fun showing off what you know.”

achieve a perfect score. Brems prepped for the test with a fellow classmate during early morning hours at Starbucks Café . “Starbucks coffee is a great fuel when you begin studying at 5:30 in the morning,” said Brems. Brems attributes his decision to pursue Brems mathematics in college to one of his OakHillsmathteachers,Andy Schroeder. “Mr. Schroeder got us to look at math differently,” Brems said. “He would say you’re so close, keep workingtheproblem,andseehow this fits into a real world application.”

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Mount St. Joe students win ‘splint off’ Crosstown “Splint Off” puts the Mount and Xavier students to the test First ever “splinting” competition gives PT and OT students a fun way to learn The Crosstown Shootout might be over for the year, but the Crosstown Splint Off was the most recent competition between two Cincinnati-area colleges. One team of physical therapy students from the College of Mount St. Joseph took home the top prize in this year’s Splint Off which was held in February at St. Elizabeth’s Hand Therapy Center in Edgewood, Ky. The Crosstown Splint Off is a fun, innovative competition between the Mount’s physical therapy students and Xavier University’s occupational ther-

apy students. Ten teams of three to four members from each school built an architectural structure from splint material with a school-spirit twist. Each project had to include three different splint materials and no more than four non-splint components. Projects had to demonstrate the draping, molding, and bonding ability of the materials, include a cylinder or curved structure, contain some square edges, and represent the school including a school logo. Patterson Medical, a supplier of medical supplies, donated the splinting material. “Many of these students have no idea how to use splinting materials when they start helping patients,” said Meg Robinson, the St. Elizabeth’s occupa-

College of Mount St. Joseph winning team in the Splint Off were, from left, James Boone, Meghann Sims, Kelsea Hudgins (with “handmade” trophy), Abby Soule, and Marsha Eifert-Mangine, assistant professor of physical therapy. THANKS TO JILL EICHHORN. tional therapist, certified hand therapist, who created the competition. “This

contest will give them a chance to feel comfortable with the material before

having to put it on a person.” The winning Mount team of Kelsea Hudgins, Abby Soule, Meghan Sims, and James Boone crafted a replica of Mother Margaret Hall. The other Mount team with Kara Konrad, Joe Biondo and Sara Dietz, submitted a structure the chapel’s three-tiered bell tower. In addition to bragging rights and a “handmade” trophy, the competition allows students an interdisciplinary approach to better understanding other health professions. “There’s a national effort to increase awareness among those in health professions to work collaboratively to better the outcomes for patients,” said Marsha Eifert-Mangine, assistant professor of

physical therapy at the College of Mount St. Joseph. “Physical therapy students learn what occupational therapy students know and vice versa, which gives them the opportunity to see how they can provide better teamwork for their patients.” Teams presented their creations to eight judges, including two from each school, two from St. Elizabeth Hand Therapy and two guest judges. Most physical therapy and occupational therapy graduates are quite likely to land a job after graduation. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the demand for physical therapists and occupational therapists will grow by 26-30 percent from 2008 to 2018.

Mercy students present free technology classes By Kurt Backscheider

Mother of Mercy High School is helping senior citizens feel more comfortable using technology. The school will once again host “Technophopia: Get Over It,” a series of technology and mentoring sessions presented by Mercy’s tech-savvy students involved with the INTERalliance Team. Mercy spokeswoman Jenny Kroner-Jackson said the INTERalliance Team was created for students who have an interest in the field of informa-

tion technology. “Students gain knowledge about various topics in technology and gain a greater understanding of IT related careers,” she said. “Activities include mentoring grade school girls in the area of information technology and meeting with businesswomen who work in IT related fields.” She said Mercy will present three Technophobia sessions throughout March for adults ages 55 and older. One-to-one mentoring sessions will take place

from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the school’s MAC and PC computer labs. The three sessions are offered the following Tuesday afternoons and will cover the following topics: • Tuesday, March 13, Microsoft Word and email • Tuesday, March 20, Facebook and social networks • Tuesday, March 27, all about Apple iPads Jackson said last year’s Technophobia classes were a big success. “All three sessions were full houses,” she said.



Green Township resident William Owens was one of the participants in last year’s sessions. “I only signed up for the first two sessions but decided to attend the third,” he said. “The young ladies at Mercy were very friendly and well educated. They presented each class so well, and the handout material was fantastic. “I already knew about email, but was glad I attended that session as a refresher course,” Owens said. Westwood resident Mary Elsen said she signed

up for the second session last year, and decided to attend the third as well. She said she wishes she would have attended the first session for a refresher about email and additional tips, and she liked the Apple class because it gave her a better feel for the products. She said one of the students gave her an Apple iPod to borrow. Before the class, she said products like the iPad were just words to her. “I would definitely come back,” Elsen said. Jackson said it’s great to see Mercy’s computer labs filled to capacity with

senior citizens eager to learn new technology. “Our students are exceptional, and patient, in working with the attendees to help them understand the latest in technology so that the older generation can access the newest devices of the 21st century with ease,” she said. All three sessions are free, but reservations are required. To RSVP or find out more information, contact Linda Behen at 661-2740 extension 338 or visit Technophobia.



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HONOR ROLL WESTERN HILLS UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL The following students earned honors for the second quarter of the 2011-2012 school year.

A Honor DeNesha Bell, Samantha Finke, Mandie Franklin, Lionel Hill, Luis Lorenzo, Chau Nguyen, Candice Ousley, Madison Owens and Zaire Sims.

A Average Charnee Betts, DeVaughn Blue, Denzel Brown, Jasmine Butler, Ciera Calhoun, Kimirah Crumby, Kayla Eaton, Shayla Edwards, Jaleah Glover, Takeisha Hergins, Santanna Huff, Brandon Lauderback, Willie Love, Sarah Melford, Josephine Miller, Brandi Nastold, Stephen Okyere, Josalynn Shields, Michelle Shields, Tiare Sims, Nyla Slaughter, Tyler Sperveslage, Parry Stover, Shannon Thomas, Demetra Vance, Candy Watkins, Leanne White and J'onae Wright.

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Jacolebi Aiston, Kaitlyn Autenrieb, Joshua Batchlor, Kasondra Belew, Tywuan Black, Shyaira Blythe, Celeb Booker, Theresa Bruns, Kelvion Bush, Jewel Chancellor, Ashley Cooper, Destiney Cromer, Johnny Cummings, Laurene Darby, Desirai Dumas, Shuntasia Eason, Jade Evans, Jamaika Floyd, Kazia Goode, Nia Goode-Mayo, Ahmad Harvey, Jameil Haynes, Bryonna Heath, Megan Horne, Tasmiaa Hudson, Danielle Hufftaker, Dillan Johnson, Ivory Johnson, Mokpokpor Kemetse, Latia Kemp, Kayla Killings, Lanique Lackey, Tajha Laflore, Tamara Lebron, Kierstin Lewis, Diamond Maultsby, Christiana Mitchell, Sameka Mitchell, Darius Myrick, Siara Myrick, Elecia Newton, Denzel Peters, Alphonso Pouncy, Ayana Pouncy, Rkasia Ramsey, Jasmine Ray, Marcelous Riggs, Danielle Saleem, Breahna Satterfield, Curtiss Scott, Kayla Scott, Adrienne Smith, Jaleea Smith, Jessiah Smith, Shonnay Smith, Cameron Stewart, Ieisha Thomas, Destinee Thompson, Najwa Tibtani, Erica Vernon, Chanikka Welch, Leon White, Nastahja Williams, Orlando Wilson, Paulisha Wilson and Blake Winans.

Mercy senior is National Merit Finalist

The College Board has named Mother of Mercy High School senior Brianna McCrea as a National Merit Finalist. She is one of 16,000 high school students in the country with this honor. “Once again, Mercy is so proud of the nationally recognized success of one of our students. Brianna is an extraordinary young woman whose natural abilities are strengthened and empowered by the excellence that surrounds her at Mother of Mercy,” said Mercy Principal Diane Laake. As stated by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, the scholarship program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the PSAT and by meeting published program entry/participation requirements. There are over 1.5 million entrants each

Mother of Mercy High School senior Brianna McCrea as a National Merit Finalist. PROVIDED. year. Winners of the Merit Scholarship awards will be announced in the spring. Recipients are chosen based on their abilities, skills and accomplishments.


Oak Hills families recently welcomed exchange students from China at the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport. Pictured are Chinese teacher Liu Hong Wei, the Cocklin family, Fan Quan, Stenger family, Wang Chyi, Keeton family, Wen Jing Chen, Jerow family, Peng Tian Cheng and Breitenbach family. THANKS TO KIM BREITENBACH.

Springmyer Elementary School students in the Thinking Cap Quiz were, back row from left, David Lawson, Mackenzie Black, Gabrielle Buccino, Alexis Huelsman, Rebecca Ihle, Christian Vanover; middle row: Sam Smith, Luke Rockwood, Lukas Pyles, Hayes McKinney, Hannah Baldwin, Grace Devoid; front row: Hannah Cremering, Ethan Hawkins, Ben Murray, Andy Miller, Rabecca Bohl. THANKS TO EMILY BUCKLEY.

School teams test their trivia knowledge

J.F. Dulles and Springmyer students participate in the Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl Fifth-grade students at Springmyer and J.F. Dulles elementary schools tested their trivia wits against other fifthgrade teams in the region in mid-January by participating in the Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl. The Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl involves the timed answering of 100 multiplechoice online questions in the areas of language arts, math, science, sports, history, geography, government and current events, as well as just plain fun trivia. Students were not allowed to have adult help with working the computer, pronunciation of words, or explanation of meaning for the questions. Each question offered five possible answers. A timer counted down from 60 seconds once the question appeared. If the students could answer in the first four seconds they received a five point bonus. Bonus levels dropped with time, so the quicker the students could decide on the team's answer, the more it benefited them. Dulles finished third in the region with a score of 1171. Springmyer finished eighth with a score of 1116. “The remarkable thing to watch was the kids working together as one unit. They had to decide on the answer to the

J.F. Dulles School students in the Thinking Cap Quiz were, back row from left, Grace Bollinger, Grace Aug, Jarred Uran, Parker Niehaus, Brennan Spaulding; middle row: Sam Herzog, Patrick Tiernan, Christian Wall, Mo Ayoun; front row: Ariana Fox, Devin Angelo, Patrick Brogan. THANKS TO EMILY BUCKLEY.

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A follow-up nationwide competition will be held at the end of April. Sharpe predicts both teams will finish the national competition with an impressive score. For more information about the Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl visit

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The top computer service technician and networking and medical office management students from Diamond Oaks are on their way to Columbus for state Business Professionals of America competition. They were among the high scorers in regional BPA competition. The first five students in each category are awarded a certificate of excellence;

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DePaul Cristo has discovery days Eighth-graders exploring their high school options are invited to spend a Discover Day at DePaul Cristo Rey High School. All Wednesdays in March are designated as Discover Days; these include March 7, 14, 21, and 28. DePaul Cristo Rey High School is at 1133 Clifton Hills Ave., one block south of Cincinnati State Technical and Community College in Clifton. During Discover Days, eighth-graders will spend the morning shadowing a current DePaul Cristo Rey student. This gives them the opportunity to observe classes, meet teachers and see how the Tablet PC computers all students use are incorporated into the curri-

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Oak Hills senior Ben Gourley practices at Western Bowl before he heads to Columbus for the Ohio High School State Tournament. Gourley was the fourth and final individual qualifier at districts with a 654. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Elder’s Rhakim Johnson has his hand raised after his first-round win at the OHSAA state tournament in Columbus March 1. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


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PRICE HILL — Elder senior wrestler Rahkim Johnson was looking to build on his fifth-place finish last season at the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Tournament. He did just that with a secondplace finish. This season, Johnson is at 220 and finished the season with a 36-2 record while racking up a sectional and district championship. At state, Johnson rolled right into the championship semi-finals after slim 3-2 victory in the openingroundanda7-4wininthe quarterfinals. In the semi-finals he faced a familiar opponent in Josh Ransom from Madison High School. Earlier in the season at the Brecksville Touranment, Ransom knocked off Johnson in the finals to claim the 220-pound title.Thistimearound,itwasJohnson exacting revenge and pulling

outa3-2victoryinanultimatetiebreaker to advance to the state finals. Inthefinals,JohnsonfacedTy Walz from the powerhouse LakewoodSt.Edwardsandwentdown 2-1 to earn his best finish at state as a Panther. It was one special season for Johnson. In Johnson’s first two matches at sectionals, he pinned his opponents in an average of 37 seconds. At districts, Johnson coasted to the final with a pin in the first-round in 1:42 and decisions of 7-2, 11-6 and 5-2 over Greater Catholic League rival Chalmer Frueauf from Moeller in the final who placed fourth in state last season. Senior Tyler Hardke was hoping to out do his fifth-place finished from last year as well. After making the leap from 152-pounds to 160 this year, the seniorwentontoa35-2record,including sectional and district championships. His victories in the postseason have included

three major decisions and two pins through districts, including a 3-2 decision over Nick Corba of Beavercreek High School who finished fourth at state last season and defeated Hardtke in the first-round at state the same year. His performance at state wasn’t what the senior had hoped for. Hardtke was victorious in his first match with a 6-4 victory over Logan Paul of Westlake High School. In the quarterfinals, he was knocked off 3-1sending him to the consolation bracket. There the senior was eliminated from the tournament after a 3-1 loss to Tyler Arrendale of Massillon Perry High School. “I feel so bad for the kid,” coach Dick McCoy said. “He put tremendous time into the sport to be the guy he is and sometimes it doesn’t work out. He got hurt in the final round of his first match and he just wasn’t the same kid. Youcan’tbringyourB-plusgame here, you have to bring your Agame.”

GREEN TWP — All athletes want to go out on top in their respective sport. For Mercy senior Amy Feie and Oak Hills senior Ben Gourley, that opportunity was at their feet as they performed at the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Tournament March 2-3. Feie turned in a 27th-place finish to close out her Bobcat career on the lanes. “She was a little let down because she didn’t do better,” coach Mike McDonald said. “She knows she’s had a great year and a great career and she is happy about that.” She finished her senior year with career highs in game average (195.6), high game (265) and high series (468). She finished fourth at sectionals and helped her team to a first-place finish. At districts, she finished with a 589 to grab the final qualifying spot by three pins. “It means a lot (to go to state my senior year),” Feie said. “I wish we could have went as a team, it would havebeenalotmorefunbuthaving another teammate there makes it better. But it’s really cool to finish my bowling career out like this.” The senior helped her Bobcats to back-to-back Greater Girls Cincinnati League titles and will leave Mercy as one of the school’s alltime best bowlers. Gourley got his career rolling as a junior. He led the Greater Miami Conference in average with a 220.7 and rolled a 300 game versus Mason. “I started bowling around (the age of) 3,” Gourley said. “Bowling is one of the biggest things in my life.” As a senior his average was 210.9. Gourley competed at state as the only boys local representative. The senior struggled in his first game rolling a 128. He had trouble recovering from the slow start and

Mercy senior Amy Feie and sophomore Sabrina Weibel practice at Stumps Lanes before they head to Columbus for the Ohio High School State Tournamen. Weibel finished fifth a districts with a 637, while Feie was ninth with a 589. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

went on to a 74th-place finish. “It was a great feeling (representing the area), but it kind of puts a lot of pressure on you and kind of makesyoubemorecareful,”GourleytoldGannettNewsServices.“It was a good experience.” In his final two games, he rolled a178and164,respectively,tofinish with a 470 series. “(State) is probably one of the greatest accomplishments in my opinion because I’ve always wanted to do something with bowling,” Gourley said. “You kind of always wonder if you are going to get the chance to do something with it, then when you are put in the spot and you get to go to something like state it is just amazing.” Mercy’sSabrinaWeibelisexperiencing things as a sophomore that most hope to achieve by their senior year. In her first appearance at state, Weibel notched a 36th-place finish. “I was hoping we could go with the whole team,” Weibel said. “But it’s still an honor to go as an individual.” Weibel finished eighth in the GGCL with an average of177.8 this season and led her squad with a 590 series at sectionals and finished fifth at districts with a 637.

Mustangs end season with resiliency Second round loss leaves team at 14-8 The 2011-12 Western Hills Boys basketball season can be defined as “persistent, resilient, and determined.” In the first two rounds of the OHSAA Tournament, the Mustangs put it all on the line. In the first game, the Mustangs took on a Lakota East team, a young team that struggled and finished with only eight wins. West High won with a last second basket 51-50. The Mustangs were able to get to the Thunderhawks early in the

paint with Charles Clark grabbing five rebounds and four points in the first six minutes of the game, as Western Hills took a five point lead with just under two minutes left in the first. This would be the largest lead the Mustangs would have all night. East took their first lead halfway through the second quarter at 17-15. Trailing by one at half, the Mustangs were looking for someone to step and get them back in the game. Senior forward Keevin Ty-

us began to take charge in third quarter after a tough first half. Tyus scored all 10 of his points in the second half, including six in a three-minute span that cut the Thunderhawk lead from five to one. Western Hills tied the game at 39withaFloydLeefreethrowwith 5:45 left in the fourth. East looked like they had the game in the bag with a three point lead with 11 seconds left. A Lionel Hill basket cut the lead to one with 4.5 seconds left. The Thunderhawks followed this with a timeout, but on the ensuing in bounds they could not hit an open

teammate and were called for five seconds. Enter Tyus again, he fakes out the defender, receives a pass from the left block, and lays it nicely off the glass. The Thunderhawks scrambled did not have enough time to get off a shot. Hill led the Mustangs with 16 points and Clark added 12 points and 12 rebounds. After defeating East, the Mustangs facee the Walnut Hills Eagles who stood at 18-2 for the year. This game was a grudge match from the opening tip and Western Hills gave the Eagles everything they could handle.

Tyus led the Mustangs throughout the first half with eight points andfivereboundsasWesternHills took a three point lead after16 minutes. The Mustangs built its lead to 26-22 when Lee hit a nice running lab from the left block with 6:30 leftinthethird.WalnutHillsended the quarter strong and took a 35-34 going into the fourth quarter Walnut Hills prevailed 54-42 and advanced to the Sectional Finals. Darrell Bullock notched 10 points on the night to lead Western Hills. The Mustangs finished the season 14-8.




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WESTERN HILLS — It’s really an amazing story. From the age of 4, Oak Hills senior gymnast Leah Dolch has had the natural ability to do things that most gymnasts would beg for. “I was her first coach at age 4,” coach Jennifer Dillenburger said. “She was amazing at the age of 4. I told her mom as much as I want to keep her it’s not fair.” After leaving Dillenburger, Dolch went on multiple gymnastic academies to continue her career and improve her skills. The story turned south for Dolch around the age of 13 as injuries stated to mount. Partly due to the injuries and partly due to being burned out as a gymnast, Dolch quit the sport that she was destined to be special in 10 years ago. After taking some time off, the senior started taking classes again, but returned fulltime this season when Oak Hills started its gymnastics team. “She was in the middle (when she returned) and




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still working on high level skills,” Dillenburger said. “It took a little time. She was still in good shape and took care of herself.” She competed at the state tournament March 3 on the balance beam and floor routine. She scored a 9.050 on floor, but her No. 1 event is the beam. According to Dillenburger, her routine was flawless but when she went for the dismount she had a fall which

dropped her score from in the nine’s down to a 8.45 and out of contention. “She wanted to win,” Dillenburger said. “The nice thing is she has made so many friends which is the nice thing about high school gymnastics. It’s the one sport I’ve consistently seen that all the girls know they are competing with each other and they are each others biggest competitors and biggest supporters.” She finished in the top10 in every event this year, took first place on balance beam and fourth on her floor routine at the district meet and has been nominated for the Good Sportsmanship Award as well. “It’s really been a great experience,” Dillenburger said. And her teammates supported her throughout the whole season.”












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Land changes countries many times My great-grandfather came to the United States in 1853 from Strasbourg, Alsace. His family, like many others was tired of the constant wars and threats of starvation and disease that followed. Alsace and Lorraine were very well located. The very narrow strip of land between Germany and France was a stop on the Paris, Vienna and Orient trade route. Also it was a port on the Rhine River route linking southern Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, England and Scandinavia. Germany and France were constantly fighting over the land; it changed countries many times, four since 1871. The first conquest was by Julius Cesar’s in the first centaury B.C. Six centuries later Germanic tribes stormed the area and then came the Franks. The Roman army conquered the area in

870 and it became part of the Holy Roman Empire of German Nations. After that the area deteriorated into small states and duchies. Frederick II put the area under the control of the bishop of Strasberg. To feed the starving population, Benedictine monks created Munster Cheese. After roaming armies killed off all the grapes, the monks started brewing beer for the pheasants to drink. The pheasants didn’t like the bishop and wanted their freedom back. After a long struggle with the bishop, Strasberg became a free city. In the 12th century wealthy merchants and powerful guilds kept the cities prosperous despite poor harvests, the spread of the bubonic plague, pheasant riots and invasions. In 1229, France proposed Alsace and Lorraine as a dowry between the son


Last week’s article by the Enquirer’s editor contained the following statement: “The biggest pot of federal stimulus money for our region paid for the new Duke Energy electric meter system. The stimulus program here protected thousands of jobs for a couple years but it's unclear that it created that many.” Really? Perhaps the editor didn't notice that the Enquirer recently published a letter to the editor pointing out the stimulus money given to Duke was spent purchasing smart meters that were made in China. When smart meters are installed, the usage is read electronically directly back to Duke and thus will eventually eliminate roughly 500 meter reader jobs. Wonder if the Enquirer’s editor knows how many Chinese jobs were created to make over 800,000 smart meters (estimated number of Duke’s customers) while losing 500 American jobs? And I thought the stimulus act was intended to spur economic activity and invest in

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of Albrecht of Austria and the sister of Philip I of France, but the proposal failed. France was busy with the Hundred year’s wars with England and left Alsace alone until 1444. French soldiers occupied Alsace and demanded Strasbourg surrender. In 1469, Alsace Betty was sold by Kamuf COMMUNITY PRESS the Duke of Sigismund of GUEST COLUMNIST Habsburg to Charles of Burgundy, who ruled Netherlands. By the Reformation in the 16th century Catholics were battling protestants over the Religion of the region. The constant war storms of the 30 Years War between 1618 -1648 decimated the population of Alsace and Lor-

raine. At the end of the war, France annexed the area to keep it out of Spanish control. Then came the French Revolution. In 1789, after learning of the storming of the Bastille in Paris, Alsacians stormed city hall in Strasbourg and forced city leaders out of the city. That put an end to the feudal system. When the Napoleon Wars came along (1803-1815), the population exploded. The country was filled with soldiers and there were housing and food shortages. In 1871, Alsace and part of Lorraine were annexed by Germany after defeating France in the Franco-Prussian War. At the end of World War I the area belonged to France. Controversies over state-run versus religious schools and attempts to suppress German newspapers caused further unrest. From 1940 to 1945 the area was again controlled by

Germany, but it was returned to France after World War II. Today Alsace is a peaceful and prosperous farming community tucked in the foothills of the Vogas mountains. It has 400 feudal castle ruins, more than any other area of Europe. Some of the old cities still exist, where houses were built next to each other to form a fortress against the enemy, and streets are very narrow. Although the area is French it has a German flavor. In Alsace, cozy winstubs, or wine cellars, serve sauerkraut and flowery white wines, such as Riesling or Gewürztraminer. Lorraine offers locally brewed beer and quiche Lorraine Betty Kamuf is a winner of Griffin Yeatman Award for Historical Preservation. She lives in Sayler Park. You can email her at


Success stories in the making Is it possible to improve individual lives and change entire neighborhoods at the same time? St. Peter Claver Latin School for Boys in Over-theRhine has been doing just that for nearly 11 years! Its founder, Father Al Lauer, thought the best way to accomplish this mission would be to focus on education for boys 6 to 14 years old. This training would not only change the direction of their own lives, but through their example and leadership would have a positive impact on those who would follow in their path. As board president, i am pleased to report that we are witnessing Father Al’s vision become a reality. Twenty-four young men are currently enrolled in this independent, non-profit, tuition-assisted Catholic school. By experiencing the school’s rigorous curriculum and strict discipline, these K to eight students, many from disadvantaged backgrounds, are succeeding. Graduates have already gone on to have

academic success at area high schools: Walnut Hills, Western Hills, Batavia, School for Creative and Performing Arts, Horizon Science Academy and DePaul Cristo Rey. Roger’s story is not an atypical one. Having come from a difficult family situation and a less-thanstellar first two years of school, Roger was already at a critical crossroads in his young life Joe Lanzillotta when he enCOMMUNITY PRESS tered St. Peter Claver school. GUEST COLUMNIST With strong support from his teachers and tutors, Roger began to succeed in his schoolwork, even overcoming a huge obstacle – his inability to read as he entered the third grade. After graduating, he attended Woodward Career Technical High School, and is just one of our success stories in the making. As with any undertaking with a proven track record,

St. Peter Claver school would like to expand. Our goals are two-fold: to increase enrollment to 45 in the near future, and to eventually reach out to 150 students. Both of these goals will enable us to focus on students in Over-the-Rhine and to continue to spread our outreach to other neighborhoods. Since we are a tuitionassisted school, the generosity of our benefactors is paramount to our continued success and growth. If you would like to help us by volunteering or through a donation, visit or call Headmaster Barry Williams at 513-929-9164. Also, if you know of any young men who would benefit from this type of schooling, please contact us. Your support would be appreciated. Together we will create a continuous flow of success stories in the making. Joe Lanzillotta is president of the board of trustees for St. Peter Claver Latin School for Boys. He lives in Monfort Heights


Ohio needs flexibility to help workforce development From the moment the 129th General Assembly was sworn into office, the primary focus has been job creation. Although we have seen unemployment in Ohio drop slightly below the national average, our job climate is still not where it needs to be. In order to help the private sector create jobs, the General Assembly has reached out to job creators from around the state to find out what their needs are and how we can become a better partner in providing long term meaningful employment to Ohioans. Not long ago, the Ohio House of Representatives created a special ad-hoc committee that focused entirely on workforce development. The committee included members from both parties, who traveled

to every corner of the state and heard from representatives of various industries. On the positive side, employers noted that they are starting to see consumer demand rise, which provides them the incentive to begin hiring new workers. The downside, however, is that Ohio does not currently have enough skilled workers to fill positions in the manufacturing and high-tech sectors – industries that are vital for our transition into a 21st century economy. Further, the committee discovered that the federal government could be a better partner in improving workforce development. The Workforce Development Act of 1998 was intended to help state’s target specific areas of need and pro-



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vide the financial assistance to help train workers to fill positions. Unfortunately, we have found that the Workforce Development Act is highly outdated and inefficient. It has not been reauthorized since its passage and has Louis Terhar COMMUNITY PRESS resulted in duplication of GUEST COLUMNIST services. In order to better train our workers, Ohio needs a unified system that creates, collects, and reports strategic performance metrics of workforce development efforts. The state also needs more flexibility in establishing criteria for eligi-

bility of workforce development programs. As a member of the House Small Business and Economic Development Committee as well as the Commerce and Labor Committee, I am committed to working with my colleagues to achieve greater independence and more flexibility to partner with the business community to target specific areas of need. I encourage anyone who has ideas on how we can better improve our job-creation efforts to contact my office. While we still have a long way to go, I am confident our economy will continue to improve if we can provide workers with the skills needed to excel in a 21st century economy. I want to assure you that the

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YOUR DISTRICT? The newly redrawn 30th District includes all or parts of Green and Delhi townships, Price Hill and Cheviot.

General Assembly is being proactive on this issue and will aggressively support the ability of Ohio workers to share in the benefits of the improving economy. Louis Terhar is state representative for the 30th District. He can be reached at may be reached by calling 614-466-8258, e-mailing, or writing to State Rep. Louis Terhar, 77 South High St., Columbus, Ohio, 43215.

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, MARCH 8 Art Exhibits Mount Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road, Survey of recent work. Continues through March 30. Presented by College of Mount St. Joseph. 244-4314. Delhi Township.

Exercise Classes Gentle Beginners Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Gentle progression of postures to ease into a fulfilling Ashtanga practice. Each class engaging in a flow of asanas, creating a moving meditation of energy and heat. $8 drop-in, $35 for five classes, $50 for 10 classes. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. Through March 31. 675-2725; Delhi Township.

Literary - Book Clubs Covedale Branch Book Club, 7 p.m., Covedale Branch Library, 4980 Glenway Ave., Read and discuss this year’s On the Same Page title, "The Submission," by Amy Waldman. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4460. West Price Hill.

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

On Stage - Theater

St. Antoninus Boy Scout Troop 614 Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., St. Antoninus Parish, 1500 Linneman Road, Grilled salmon, fish, shrimp, pizza, bread sticks, children’s meals, sides and desserts. Dine in, carryout or drive thru. Call ahead for reserved seating or pickup/drive thru orders. Family friendly. Items vary 50 cents to $8. Presented by St. Antoninus Boy Scout Troop 614. 448-9096; Green Township.

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

Music - Acoustic Bill Church, 7-9 p.m., Aroma’s Java and Gelato, 6407 Bridgetown Road, Folk singer-songwriter. Free. 574-3000; Green Township. Conner Grimes, 8-10 p.m., Refuge Coffee Bar, 5010 Glenway Ave., Free. 429-4215; Price Hill.

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

Senior Citizens

Art Exhibits

Movement Class for Seniors, 11 a.m.-noon, Guenther Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, $6, first class free. Through May 31. 923-1700; Monfort Heights. Exercise to Music, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, $1. 385-3780. Green Township.

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

FRIDAY, MARCH 9 Art Exhibits Mount Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 244-4314. Delhi Township.

Dining Events Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., West Side Masonic Center, 4353 West Fork Rd, Dine in or carry out. $8, $3 children 6-12, free for children 5 and younger. Through April 6. 922-3234. Green Township. Fish Fry and Barbecue, 5-7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 485, 29 E. State Road, Through April 6. 941-1643. Cleves. Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. William Church, 4108 W. Eighth St., Fried and baked fish, fried shrimp, crab cakes, pizza, macaroni and cheese and soup. Desserts available inside. Carryout and drive through available. Family friendly. $1-$8. 921-0247. West Price Hill. St. Aloysius Gonzaga School Lenten Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. Aloysius Gonzaga School, 4390 Bridgetown Road, School Cafeteria. Fish and shrimp dinners, baked or fried fish sandwiches, pizza, sides, beverages and desserts. Carryout and drive through available. Benefits Parish’s youth athletic programs. $1.50-$10. Presented by St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church. 574-4035; Green Township. Lenten Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Our Lady of the Visitation School, 3180 South Road, Multipurpose Room. Activities for children. Will-call, drive-thru and shut-in delivery available at 347-2229. Benefits St. Joseph of the Three Rivers Council Knights of Columbus. Presented by St. Joseph of the Three Rivers Council Knights of Columbus. 941-1369; Green Township.

basic yoga poses, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques. $6, first class free. 9231700; Monfort Heights.

Steel Magnolias, 8-10:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.


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Steel Magnolias, 8-10:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., A step inside Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, La. where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

Spiritual Series, 1:30-3 p.m., Bayley Community Wellness Center, 401 Farrell Court, With Sister Ann Ryan. Free. Reservations required. 347-5510. Delhi Township.

The national touring exhibition "A Day in Pompeii" is now open at the Cincinnati Museum Center. Steven Ellis, an assistant professor of classics at the University of Cincinnati, and his team are the only Americans currently permitted to dig in Pompeii. The exhibition features more than 250 Pompeiian artifacts, photos, videos and information about the excavations and research conducted by Ellis and his team of graduate students. Pictured is a view of the neighborhood under excavation by Ellis and his team. Tickets for the exhibition, which runs through Aug. 12, are $19.50, $17.50 for seniors and $12.50 for children 13 and younger. Tickets for members are $12.50, $8.50 for children 13 and younger. For more information, call 287-7000 or visit THANKS TO

Home & Garden Gardening Seminar: Make Your Own Garden, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, How to add personal touches that show your individualized style. With White Oak Garden Center. Free. Presented by White Oak Garden Center. 385-3313; Monfort Heights.

Senior Citizens Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Through Dec. 28. 385-3780. Green Township.

Senior Citizens Chair Volleyball, 10 a.m.-noon, Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Indoor Cornhole, 10 a.m.-noon, Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3853780. Green Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 9-9:30 a.m., Curves Miami Heights/Cleves, 3797 Shady Lane, $2. Through March 31. 467-1189; Miami Heights. Gentle Beginners Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga, 10-11 a.m., EarthConnection, $8 drop-in, $35 for 5 classes, $50 for 10 classes. 675-2725; Delhi Township.

TUESDAY, MARCH 13 Art Exhibits Mount Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 244-4314. Delhi Township.

Music - Acoustic Under the Olive Tree, 8-10 p.m., Refuge Coffee Bar, 5010 Glenway Ave., Free. 429-4215; Price Hill.

Music - Blues Tempted Souls, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Poppy’s Tavern, 5510 Rybolt Road, Featuring the Sisters Milligan. Classic soul, R&B, classic rock and blues. Dinner available at Sakura Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi. Family friendly. Free. 233-7613; Green Township.

Music - Classic Rock Woodwind Steel, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977; Riverside.

The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., presents “Steel Magnolias” March 8-April 1. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $23, $20 for students and seniors. For more information, call 241-6550 or visit www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions. Pictured are Mindy Heithaus as Truvy Jones and Burgess Byrd as Clairee Belcher. PROVIDED.

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Music - Rock Saving Stimpy, 10 p.m., Legends, 3801 Harrison Ave., $4. 662-1222. Cheviot.

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Steel Magnolias, 8-10:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

Lenten Reflection Afternoons, 1:30-4 p.m., Sisters of Charity Spirituality Center, 5900 Delhi Road, Cedars Auditorium. With John Quigley. In scripture and in our personal lives, we live with different images of God that are sometimes complementary, conflicting, consoling and threatening at the same time. Some of these understandings contradict each other and we can have serious disagreements with others over our interpretations of God. It is enough to drive us to say “I wish to see the Real God!!†Who is S/He? $45 both sessions, $25 one session. Registration required. Presented by Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. 347-5449; spirit/weekend.htm#lenten. Delhi Township.

SUNDAY, MARCH 11 Art Exhibits Mount Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, 1-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 244-4314. Delhi Township.

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

On Stage - Theater Steel Magnolias, 2-4:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550;

MONDAY, MARCH 12 Art Exhibits Mount Art and Design Faculty

Exhibition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 244-4314. Delhi Township.

Exercise Classes Yoga for Rookies: An Introduction, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, For participants who have never tried yoga. Class introduces each practitioner to a progression of Pranayama (breathing techniques), focus of Gaze and Asanas (postures) leading to a unique practice for each participant. Family friendly. $8 drop-in, $35 for five-class pass, $50 for 10-class pass. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. Through April 30. 675-2725; Delhi Township.

Health / Wellness Chair Yoga, 9-10 a.m., Guenther Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Gentle yoga designed to improve flexibility, circulation, balance, and overall strength and flexibility. Class combines

Dining Events Health / Wellness Yoga for Healing, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, 3017 Harrison Ave., Begin journey of healing physically, mentally and emotionally with certified yoga teacher, Michelle HsinYi, through mixed yoga styles to bring more strength and flexibility to the body and learn various breathing techniques to restore balance in the mind. First class free. $8. Registration required. 662-9109. Westwood. How to Increase and Maintain Your Energy, Vitality and Youth, 1-2 p.m., Bayley Community Wellness Center, 401 Farrell Court, Meeting Room. Learn to take better care of health and learn about benefits of maintenance care. Topics: how exercise and nutrition play a role in contributing to living a long, healthy life; simple solutions to health that can be fit into lifestyle and how to reduce stress and maintain energy. Ages 21 and up. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Foundation for Wellness Professionals. 941-0378. Delhi Township.

Music - Acoustic Charlie Runtz, 6:30-10 p.m., Black Sheep Bar & Grill, 3807 North Bend Road, With special guest Chad Runtz. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Black Sheep Bar & Grill. 481-6300. Cheviot.

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

Senior Citizens Movement Class for Seniors, 11 a.m.-noon, Guenther Physical

Therapy, $6, first class free. 923-1700; Monfort Heights. Quilting, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Make blankets to donate to Project Linus and Children’s Hospital. For seniors. 385-3780. Green Township. Exercise to Music, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, $1. 385-3780. Green Township. Ceramics, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Stability Ball, 9:30-10 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Bring your own stability ball and work on strengthening your core. For seniors. 385-3780. Green Township. Euchre, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Open game. For seniors. 385-3780. Green Township. Pattern Dancing, 1-2:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Learn line dancing and have fun while exercising. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Billiards, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Free. 385-3780. Green Township.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 Art Exhibits Mount Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 244-4314. Delhi Township.

Community Dance Line Dancing, 7-11 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, Through March 28. 2517977. Riverside.

Exercise Classes Yoga Class, 1-2 p.m., Curves Miami Heights/Cleves, 3797 Shady Lane, $2. 467-1189; Miami Heights. Yoga for the Back/Restorative Yoga, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, East parking lot near football facility. Students use breath and movement to lengthen and strengthen the back muscles. $8 drop-in, $35 for five-class pass, $50 for 10-class pass. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. 675-2725; Delhi Township.

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

Music - Acoustic Bob Cushing, 5-8 p.m., The Full Moon Saloon, 4862 Delhi Ave., 244-6111. Delhi Township.

Religious - Community Life in the Spirit, 7-9 p.m., St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, 5222 North Bend Road, Hilvert Hall. Weekly through April 25. $5 for materials. Registration required. Presented by Lighthouse Renewal Center. 471-5483; Monfort Heights.

Senior Citizens Strengthening and Range of Motion Class for Seniors, 10-11 a.m., Guenther Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, $6, first class free. 923-1700; Monfort Heights. Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3853780. Green Township.

THURSDAY, MARCH 15 Art Exhibits Mount Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 244-4314. Delhi Township.

Exercise Classes Gentle Beginners Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, $8 drop-in, $35 for 5 classes, $50 for 10 classes. 675-2725; Delhi Township.

Health / Wellness Pre-Diabetes Class, 5-7 p.m., Mercy Hospital Western Hills, 3131 Queen City Ave., Information on making healthy food choices, exercise and blood sugar control and monitoring blood sugar levels. $20. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 956-3729; Westwood.



Mom’s salmon patties perfect for Lent Our friends down the road, Bert and Bob Villing, just planted the first of their spring crops: carrots, peas and spinach. This makes me literally itch to get the garden tilled. Talk Rita about Heikenfeld spring RITA’S KITCHEN fever! The watercress in our little spring-fed pool is spreading by leaps and bounds, and the maple trees are budding out. The herb garden still looks pretty forlorn, though. Chickweed is taking over so I’ll have to do some serious weeding. But all’s not lost: Our “girls”/chickens love chickweed. Did you know that chickweed is highly nutritious? I like to add it to salads. Just make sure it’s clean, without pesticides, etc.

Heritage house dressing

The former Heritage Restaurant on Wooster Pike holds many good memories for me, since that’s where my husband, Frank, and I met and worked. Their house dressing was the most popular dressing. I’ve had many requests for it over the years. So I went to the source: Proprietors Howard and Jan Melvin, who were gracious enough to share the recipe.

Jerry’s note said “and we mean very thick.” With the whip attachment still on, turn to high and slowly, in a thin, thin, stream, pour half the oil in. When egg mixture has taken half the oil, add all dry ingredients. Continue adding the rest of the oil, alternating with liquid ingredients, until all liquid ingredients have been absorbed. Refrigerate immediately.

My mom’s salmon patties Rita's mom's salmon patties are pictured with fried potatoes and mixed vegetables. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD. It has an interesting history. Howard told me the original recipe was from the Netherland Plaza Hotel and it was a quantity one. Jan and chef Jerry Hart developed a recipe for the home cook. I’ll have to warn you – it makes quite a lot, but you’ll be happy to have it on hand. It reminds me of an elegant Caesar-type dressing with a bit of a bite. I’ve adapted the recipe only slightly. And yes, it uses raw eggs. That doesn’t bother me. I don’t think you could substitute pasteurized whites since this recipe contains yolks, as well. Check your local grocer to see if they carry pasteurized whole eggs if you are not comfortable with using raw eggs. Go to taste on seasonings. ¼ cup grated Parmesan

Mayor hosting seventh job fair The seventh annual Mayor’s Youth Job Fair will be 2-6 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Mayor Mark Mallory also called on local businesses and other employers to participate in the job fair and to focus on hiring young people this summer. “Putting young people to work is one of the most important things that we can do to help them get on the right track for a productive career,” Mallory said. “I am calling on local businesses to make a special effort to reach out and hire young people this summer. Employment gives young people the skills and positive qualities that will benefit them throughout

their lives.” Employers interested in participating in the job fair should visit to register and reserve booth space. There is no cost for employers to participate. More than 5,000 young people attend the yearly job fair to interact with between 50 and 100 employers. The job fair is for young people between the ages of 16 and 24, including recent and soon-to-be college graduates. It will offer both year-round and summer employment opportunities and will also include youth employment resource agencies and community organizations with enrichment programs for youth

cheese 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper 1½ teaspoons each ground black pepper and salt 1 tablespoon granulated dried garlic ¼ cup each water and red wine vinegar Up to 2½ teaspoons fresh lemon juice Up to 1 teaspoon hot sauce 1 teaspoon Worcestershire 2 large egg yolks 1 large egg 2 cups vegetable oil

My mom never measured and she used regular breadcrumbs, so use them if you like. Go

to taste on onion and celery. 1 can salmon (I used pink salmon) 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 ⁄3 cup each finely diced onion and celery ½ cup panko breadcrumbs Salt and pepper to taste

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tucky reader, when we were both working at Macy’s. I like this so much I use it on other seafood dishes, as well. Mix together: ½ cup mayonnaise Juice of half a lemon or more to taste 1 generous teaspoon dried dill leaves or palmful fresh, chopped Hot sauce to taste 1 tomato, finely chopped (optional) Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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Followership pioneer to speak at Mount “Followership” expert headlines next Discussions of Leadership lecture series College of Mount St. Joseph announces Ira Chaleff’s free lecture on Wednesday, March 28 Ira Chaleff, a pioneer in the field of followership studies, will be the featured speaker in the College of Mount St. Joseph’s Discussions of Leadership lecture series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in the College Theatre. The evening lecture is titled, “Creating Eth-

ical Partnerships Between All Levels of an Organization,” and is free and open to the community. Discussions of leadership is supported by The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation. Chaleff is the author of “The Courageous Follower: Standing Up To and For Our Leaders,” as well as the co-author of the original handbook for newly elected members of Congress, “Setting Course: A Congressional Management Guide.” He has conduct-

ed seminars and workshops on followership for a wide range of audiences including NASA, The Brookings Institute, Ernst & Young, and the FederChaleff al Judicial Center. “It is an honor for us to have Ira Chaleff speak at the Mount,” said Tim Bryant, Ph.D., executive director of Ethical Leadership De-

Award was simple because I got to share with their nominating committee what Abby has done by just being herself. She's a go-getter who's not afraid of some hard Rieger work and who truly values the gifts that she has been given. Abby comes by her good-hearted nature naturally because she gets to see her parents, John and Margaret, exemplify these values every day. It was an honor to have been able to nominate

ning lecture, the Mount, in cooperation with the Better Business Bureau, will sponsor a breakfast program designed for the business community titled, “Transforming Hierarchical Relationships Into Productive Partnerships,” at the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati conference facility at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, March 29. Registration is now available at and ends Friday, March 16. Cost is $25. This year’s freshmen

are the first class to fully participate in the Ethical Leadership Development Initiative. This distinct initiative emphasizes principled leadership development to enhance students’ value to future employers by encouraging them to consider contributions to larger community issues, social responsibility and teamwork. The ethical leadership theme will be integrated into classes throughout their undergraduate years at the Mount.

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Mercy sophomore to receive character award Mother of Mercy High School sophomore Abby Rieger has been selected as a 2012 YMCA Character Award recipient. Rieger was nominated by Nancy Hollenkamp, co-founder of the Aubrey Rose Foundation, for her work with the foundation. "Abby is one of the Aubrey Rose Scholarship Recipients and she proves everyday why she was selected as a recipient – because she has a big heart and puts forth so much effort and wants to always do good,” said Hollenkamp. “Nominating Abby for the YMCA Character

velopment. “Mr. Chaleff is highly regarded as a leadership expert who values the powerful results that come from dynamic reciprocal relationships between leaders and followers who work toward a common purpose.” Chaleff will share his experiences with leadership development during his time at the Mount with students including a special ethics roundtable luncheon with students enrolled in the nursing program. In addition to the eve-

Abby for the YMCA Character Award and the Aubrey Rose Foundation is very proud of her accomplishments." Considered one of Greater Cincinnati’s hallmark events in the lives of young leaders and their parents, the YMCA Character Award honors 40 students who exemplify the four values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Abby will be honored at the 15th annual YMCA Character Award event on Tuesday, April 17, at the School for Creative and Performing Arts.

In an effort to reward their dogs, many people give them little treats. But the Food and Drug Administration is cautioning about products containing chicken jerky, including chicken tenders, strips or treats. More than 350 dogs have reportedly become ill after eating these items – and some have died. Joetta Caudill-Metzger of Alexandria recently lost her 6-yearold miniature schnauzer, Molly. “I’ve been buying these dog treats because she loved them. They were chicken jerky and I thought, ‘OK, this is great.’ My dog loved these treats so when she’d been a good dog I said, ‘Oh, you’ve been a good dog today and you can have a treat,’” Caudill-Metzger said. Molly had been eating those treats for more than a year. But, Caudill-Metzger says, “She’s been getting more of them lately. Before, it was like one or two. For the last month or so I’ve given her one every day.’ Suddenly she started getting lethargic, then she got sick to her stomach and she started lying down.”

Molly was then taken to the vet to be examined. “The vet said she’s already shut down 75 percent. I don’t want anybody else who owns a Howard dog to go Ain through HEY HOWARD! what we’re going through right now. It’s heartbreaking because a dog is your child,” CaudillMetzger said. The vet says Molly died of kidney failure and he suspects it was caused by the chicken jerky. The maker of that brand of dog food says it has a program to ensure the safety of its products. The FDA first issued a cautionary warning about these products back in 2007. Despite exhaustive testing, the FDA has not found any contaminant in the Chinese-made products that could cause any illness. None of the chicken jerky products have been recalled. The FDA says these products should not be substituted for a balanced diet and are intended to be

fed only occasionally and in small quantities. Caudill-Metzger says she was cutting in half the treats she had been feeding Molly. Natasha Beranek of Fairfield wrote me that she too had been feeding her small dog one to two chicken jerky treats each day, per the weight guidelines on the back of the package. But her dog also became sick and was put on a diet of sensitive stomach food and capsules by her vet. “I have now abstained from giving her her beloved chicken jerky treats,” Beranek says. David Best of Batavia wrote to say his small dog also died after eating these treats and he would like to see the items pulled from store shelves. He has another dog and writes, “After seeing your story on TV we threw out the bag of these treats I had just bought.” 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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No fireworks in Green Twp. The Green Township trustees have canceled the July 3 fireworks this year. According to an email from the township, the trustees made the decision to cancel the 2012 concert and fireworks due to budget constraints. Trustee David Linnenberg said he and the other board members have discussed the annual holiday event at length, but the township cannot afford to host it in this economy. He said it costs the township roughly $29,000 to put on the display. Trustee Tony Rosiello said he and his wife enjoyed taking their daughters to the show each year, but he agreed the township should cancel it this summer as one of the ways the township is tightening its belt. “It’s the low-hanging fruit we have to start with,” Rosiello said. The email from the township said resources need to be reallocated to make certain adequate funding is

available for essential township services. Trustee Rocky Boiman echoed those sentiments. “With only so many discretionary dollars out there, we want to best use those funds for road improvements, police and fire,” he said. The email stated, “Hopefully, the July 3rd concert and fireworks event return in future years.” “We sincerely thank all the businesses and residents who have shown their support over the years to make this event one of the highlights in Green Township. We also thank the many volunteers who have given up their holidays over the years and assisted the Township to put on this wonderful event,” according to the email. The township wrote in the email that if a business is interested in donating money to continue the fireworks officials “would be very interested in discussing a donation.”

Couples take highway to happiness Thirty-six couples took a trip on the “Highway to Happiness” at the fourth annual Valentine Dinner sponsored by the Adult Faith Formation Team at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church in Bridgetown. At the Feb. 11 event, the couples were treated to cocktails, appetizers, a sit-down dinner, dessert and coffee as well as inspiring words to strengthen their marriages all in time for Valentine’s Day. Guest speaker Mary le Gouellee, a licensed professional counselor, gave a postdinner presentation comparing marriage to car maintenance, explaining if you keep your car maintained it will last for many years and if you keep your marriage maintained, you will be on the highway to happiness. The Valentine Dinner has become a

much-anticipated tradition at St. Al’s with sellout crowds enjoying the conversion of the church undercroft into a romantic bistro for the evening with parish volunteers preparing and serving the gourmet meal.

Shown ready to serve the dinner guests are St. Al’s parishioners, from left, Mary Sue O’Donnell, Mary and Dewayne Palmer, Janet and Mike McGrath, Mike O’Donnell, Diane and Dick Kolks, Jennifer and Jay Chamberlain. THANKS TO DIANE KOLKS.


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Cleves sponsors park cleanup After 2011, the wettest year on record, produced repeated flooding along the Great Miami River, the 60-acre Cleves Community Park, which borders the river, it is in desperate need of a cleanup. Cleves invites all community members and organizations to join in the first annual “Cleves Community Park Clean-Up Day” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10.

Volunteers are asked to check in at the shelter in the middle of the park to receive supplies such as gloves, bags and rakes and details on an age-appropriate task to complete. Refreshments and food will be provided to all volunteers. Dumpsters from Clift Contractors have been donated to haul away the debris. Mayor Danny Stacy said the debris from the

many floods in recent months has left the Park in need of help before spring. “Cleves Community Park is a wonderful asset used by the residents of the Village of Cleves and many more in the surrounding areas,” he said. “We want to insure its safe and full use to the many groups and individuals who utilize it. “We are proud to be the home field for the Three Rivers Athletic Associa-

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St. X inducts four into athletic hall of fame More than 500 St. Xavier alumni and friends helped usher in the St. Xavier Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2012. The inductees were: Jason Basil (’97) Jayme Cramer (’01) Shawn Rockey (’94) and Dr. Rob Heidt Jr. (’69).

Robert S. Heidt Jr. M.D. (’69) – Team Physician Heidt began serving as the St. Xavier team physician in 1983. Over the course of nearly 30 years on the sidelines, Heidt treated hundreds of injured student athletes and guided them safely back to the field. Moreover, he became instrumental in creating and implementing a state-of-the-art sports medicine program to assist

not only rehabilitation of injuries, but also develop the idea of wellness and preventive medicine to strengthen student athletes and help them avoid injury. In addition to his work with St. Xavier, Heidt shared his expertise while serving with the Ohio High School Athletic Association, who named him Ohio team physician of the year. He is a partner at Wellington Orthopedics and a former St. Xavier board member and board chairman. He and his wife Julie are parents of three St. Xavier graduates.

Jason Basil (’97) – Baseball

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Shawn Rockey (’94) – Wrestling, Soccer

Rockey was a multisport athlete who competed at very high levels in both wrestling and soccer. In wrestling Shawn was a twotime St. Xavier Invitational winner, three time placer and tournament MVP in 1992. He was a three-time Ohio all- Catholic runner up. He was a three-time sectional champ and was district champ in 1992. Shawn placed second in the state tournament in 1994 and fourth in 1993. He was GCL wrestler of the year, St. Xavier team MVP and St. Xavier team captain in 1994. His career record

This year's class to the St. Xavier High School Hallof Fame are, from left, Jayme Cramer (’01), Jason Basil (’97), Shawn Rockey (’94) and Dr. Rob Heidt (’69). THANKS TO TONY SCHAD. was 81-23-1. For how accomplished he was as a wrestler, Rockey was even better on the soccer field. He was two-time first team all-GCL, St. Xavier team captain for the 1993 undefeated regular season, St. Xavier team MVP, GCL Player of the Year, first team all-city and second team all-state. After college Rockey played professional soccer for the Cincinnati Riverhawks, (fourtime player of the week) Cincinnati Excite Professional Indoor Soccer (team captain) and was a member of the U.S. National Arena Soccer Team in 2008.

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DEATHS Jeffrey Adams Jeffrey L. Adams, 37, died Feb. 26. Survived by son Liam Adams; mother Geraldine Adams; brother Troy Adams; nephews Joshua, Samuel Adams. Preceded in death by father Lonnie Adams. Services were March 1 at Meyer Funeral Home.

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Agnes Binder, 96, died March

She was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Victory Parish. Survived by many cousins. Preceded in death by parents Joseph, Mary Kayser Binder; siblings Florian, Mary Ann Binder. Services were March 5 at Our Lady of Victory. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: Our Lady of Victory Tuition Assistance Fund, 810 Neeb Road, Cincinnati, OH 45233.

Della Burden Della Gertrude Burden, 86, Delhi Township, died Feb. 22. Survived by husband James Burden; children Donna (Tom) Rave, Bonnie (Don) Maddox, John (Pat) Burden; grandchildren Ron (Holly) Whitt, Eric (Angie) Davidson, Becky (Mike) Stubblefield, Jodi (Ryan) Feist, John (Jen), Michael Burden; great-grandchildren Abbigale, Maggie Holder, Wesley Feist, Lane Burden; sisters Alberta Markham, Lee Tartar; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by birth parents Marion, Adellar Brewer, adoptive parents Ebbie, Lillie Ramey, siblings Bill, Clyde Brewer, Virgie Chasteen, Sylvia Reed, Clyde Brewer, Viola Greene. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home.

Sister Ann Paulette Burger Sister of Charity Ann Paulette Burger, 81, born Jeanne Burger, died Feb. 23 at Mother Margaret Hall. She was a Sister of Charity of Cincinnati for 62 years, ministering in education, Burger including at Holy Family, St. William and St. Ann. Survived by sisters Phyllis Lunnemann, Joyce Scharringhausen, Lois Enzweiller; sistersin-law Helen, Janet Burger; 37 nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by siblings Virginia Jacobs, Paul, Hugh Burger. Services were Feb. 28 in the

Motherhouse Chapel. Memorials to: Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Retirement Fund, 5900 Delhi Road, Mount St. Joseph, OH 45051.

Doris Cagney Doris M. Cagney, 88, died Feb. 25. She was a bookkeeper. Survived by siblings Jud (Ginny), Violet (John); nieces and nephews Guy (Joyce), Steve (Patty), Karen (Terry), Allison (Jason), Patrick, Maura (Rob), Kelly; Sanker family. Services were Feb. 29 at Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: Mercy Franciscan at West Park, 2950 West Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45238.

Ginny Harvey Virginia “Ginny” Edgar Harvey, 82, died Feb. 29. She was a homemaker. Survived by daughters Jennifer Bickel, Denise (Ken) Rellar; grandchildren Aric, Jared Bickel, Brett Rellar. Harvey Preceded in death by husband Robert Harvey. Services were March 5 at the B.J. Meyer Sons Overlook Memorial Center. Memorials to: The Women’s Connection, 4042 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205.

John Koo John W. Koo, 74, died Feb. 22. He was a vendor for the Blind Vending Program. Survived by wife Madalyn Koo; children John C., James, Patrick (Tonia), Koo David (Brandie), Anthony, Christine Koo, Kathleen (Michael) Goodridge, Teresa (Charles) Saunders, Rebecca (Daniel) Mollohan; brothers Bernard, Kenneth Koo; 12 grandchildren. Services were Feb. 27 at St. William. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorial to: Lions Club of Price Hill-Western Hills, 5494 Desertgold Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45247.

children Megan, Elizabeth, Jeffery, Emily, Julie Lindeman, Joseph, John, Gregory Mazza; sister Joan Lindeman Rothring. Services were Feb. 25 at St. Joseph Church. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Heart Association, P.O. Box 16349, Columbus, OH 43216-3549.

Charlie Mattingly Earl Thomas “Charlie” Mattingly, 71, died Feb. 19. He was a construction material recycler. Survived by wife Patricia Mattingly; children Steven Mattingly, John, Ronald, Christopher, Charles, Timothy Ferguson, Patricia Ashbrook, Jeanne Adams; sister Janey Hutchinson; 30 grandchildren; 12 greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by brother Woodson, John Mattingly. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home.

Melanie New Melanie R. New, 35, died Feb. 6. She was a nurses’ aide at Mason Christian Village. Survived by children Johnnie Ray Corbett, Audreena New; fiancé New Jon Knight; mother Marti New; siblings Monica Cowan, Jeff, Kevin, Noreen New; cousin Doyle Higgins; nieces and nephews Services are 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home.

Jerry Pratt Delmar J. “Jerry” Pratt, 62, Price Hill, died Feb. 21. He was a machinist for Chipman Machine Company. Survived by daughters Erin, Kati Pratt; grandchildren Hailey, Darin, Jaymes, Gracie; sisters Sandra Long, Judy Peyton;

nephews Nick, Shawn Peyton. Preceded in death by parents Delmar, Oline Pratt. Services Pratt were March 5 at Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home.

Caroline Rettig Caroline Gfroerer Rettig, 101, died Feb. 27. She was a member of the Blue Army and St. Teresa Adult Group. Survived by daughters Gerry (John) Loesch, June (Ed) Brady, Mary Jo (Joe) Farrell; grandchildren Kathy (Henry) Strong, J. Michael (Carol) Loesch, Lisa Loesch Tharpe, Tim, Mary Shannon, Patrick Brady, Brian (Kim) Purcell, Melissa (Steve) Linthicum, Jessica (John) Dobbins, Pam (Doug) Wheeler; sister-in-law Louise Seiler; 21 great-grandRettig children. Preceded in death by husband Charles Rettig, siblings Urban Seiler, Marcella Wilde, Florence Meyer, Angela Braunwart, Norma Averbeck. Services were March 1 at St. Teresa of Avila. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati Inc., c/o Bethesda Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 452633597 or St. Teresa Church Memorial Fund, 1175 Overlook Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45238.

Wendell Shoopman Wendell Winston Shoopman, 70, died Feb. 26. He was a supervisor for General Electric. He was a member of the First Hilltop Baptist Church for almost 40 years. Survived by sons Jeff (Marissa), Damond (Cathy) Shoopman; grandchildren Donnie (Stepha-

nie), Daniel (Jessica), Koti, Sydney Shoopman; siblings Sue (Lloyd) DeZarn, Edward (Edith) Gregory, Ivory (Lawrence) Phillips. Services were March 1 at Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Hamilton, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 452633597.

Dolly Thompson Dorothy “Dolly” Wilbeck Thompson, 85, died Feb. 19. She was an operator for AT&T. Survived by children Tom (Jill) Thompson, Tracey (Joe) Thompson Kornau; grandchildren Christy, Holly, Jack, Adam Thompson, Vince, Kevin Kornau. Preceded in death by husband Norbert “Tubby” Thompson, parents William, Stella Wilbeck, siblings Roger Wilbeck, Regina Barnes. Services were Feb. 23 at St. William. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials to the Jim Maurmeier

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Sister Grace Verba Sister Grace Verba, 93, died Feb. 29. A Sister of Charity for 73 years, Verba was a member of the Vincentian Sisters of Charity of Bedford, Ohio, until 2004, when the Vincentian Verba Sisters of Charity merged with the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. She ministered in education. Survived by a sister-in-law; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brothers John, Michael. Services were March 5 in the Motherhouse Chapel. Memorials to: Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Retirement Fund, 5900 Delhi Road, Mount St. Joseph, OH 45051.

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John Lindeman John R. Lindeman, 81, died Feb. 21. He owned Johnson and Wyatt Lumber. He was a Marine Corps veteran of Korea and a member of St. Vivian Parish. Survived by wife Janet Lindeman; children Thomas (Debra), John (Maryanne) Lindeman, Nancy (John) Mazza; grand-

Notice is hereby given that on February 8, 2012, the Board of Trustees of Delhi Township adopted the following Resolution ordering the following parking restrictions and signage: Resolution 2012-020-Victory View Subdivision Mitchell Way Court •Establish a No Parking Fire Lane on the east side North of Foley Road for 820 L.F. •Establish a No Parking in Circle zone at the origin and terminus of the cul-de-sac on Mitchell Way Court •Establish a No Parking Here to Corner zone on the east and west side of Mitchell Way Court for approximately 100’ north of its intersection with Foley Road •Establish a No Parking Here to Corner zone on north side of Mitchell Way Court west of the intersection at Gwendolyn Ridge to the No Parking in Circle zone •Establish a 25 MPH speed limit on Mitchell Way Court •Place a No Outlet sign on Mitchell Way Court, north of Foley Road Gwendolyn Ridge •Establish a No Parking Fire Lane on the east side of Gwendolyn Ridge north of Mitchell Way Court for approximately 1,080 L.F. •Establish a No Parking Fire Lane on the west side of Gwendolyn Ridge from end of roadway back approximately 375 L.F. •Place a Stop Sign on west side of Gwendolyn Ridge at its intersection with Mitchell Way Court •Establish a 25 MPH speed limit on Gwendolyn Ridge All signs shall be erected in accordance with the Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways. The Resolution shall become effective following required posting, publication and sign installation. This Notice contains a summary of the above-referenced Resolution. The complete text of the Resolution may be obtained or viewed at the office of Cheryl A. Sieve, Delhi Township Fiscal Officer, 934 Neeb Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45233. 1690439


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Justin Wright Justin R. Wright, 18, died Feb. 28. He was a senior at Colerain High School. He was a pitcher for the

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niece Mariah Wright; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by grandparents Ruth Slone, Clifford, Hazel Wright. Arrangements by Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to:

Starshine Hospice, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229.

POLICE REPORTS CINCINNATI DISTRICT 3 Arrests/citations Ann Allen, born 1955, improper solicitation, 3750 Glenway Ave., Feb. 13. Anthony M. Drahman, born 1969, city income tax, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Feb. 13. Tyrone Cox, born 1960, telecommunication harassment, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Feb. 13. Michelle L. Dewar, born 1973, possession of drugs, 3760 St. Lawrence Ave., Feb. 15. Paul D. Schubert, born 1968, disorderly conduct, 3113 Warsaw Ave., Feb. 16. Deshawn Thornhill, born 1989, city or local ordinance violation, 3756 Westmont Drive, Feb. 18. Terri Holland, born 1961, soliciting prostitution, 3650 Warsaw Ave., Feb. 18. Alfred Tyrone Carter, born 1977, misdemeanor drug possession, 3753 Westmont Drive, Feb. 20. Brian Messer, born 1977, drug abuse, 3410 Warsaw Ave., Feb. 20. Johnathan Render, born 1974, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, 4024 W. Liberty St., Feb. 20. Kenneth Hardy, born 1963, trafficking, 1091 Grand Ave., Feb. 20. Kenneth Webb, born 1982, resisting arrest, 913 Seton Ave., Feb. 20. Michael Andrew Vogel, born 1971, 1736 Admiral Ct, Feb. 20. Quentin Estill, born 1986, drug abuse, 3900 Glenway Ave., Feb. 20. Danny K. Jordan, born 1951, 3025 Glenway Ave., Feb. 21. Kelli Kelly, born 1989, 1271 Rutledge Ave., Feb. 21. Kenneth Cheatham, born 1975, misdemeanor drug possession, possession of a counterfeit controlled substance, trafficking, 977 Hawthorne Ave., Feb. 21. Melvin C. Goodwin, born 1947, city or local ordinance violation, 4245 Glenway Ave., Feb. 22. Quintin Ford, born 1984, 4735 Green Glen Lane, Feb. 22. Tony M. White, born 1979, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Feb. 22. Bradley Nelson, born 1983, carrying concealed weapons, falsification, having a weapon under disability, 3610 Warsaw Ave., Feb. 23. Bryant Green, born 1985, misdemeanor drug possession, 1279 Gilsey Ave., Feb. 23. Daniel F. White, born 1977, misdemeanor drug possession, 3410 Glenway Ave., Feb. 23. James Griffis, born 1982, vandalism, 923 Chateau Ave., Feb. 23.

David L. Robinson, born 1993, criminal trespassing, 3738 Warsaw Ave., Feb. 26. Dennis Charles Simpson, born 1956, 1263 First Ave., Feb. 26. Dumar Sweeten, born 1983, obstructing official business and criminal damaging or endangering, 1267 Ross Ave., 1273 Quebec Road and 1282 Manss Ave., Feb. 26. Michael O’Neal, born 1992, loud musical noises, obstructing official business, 3738 Warsaw Ave., Feb. 26. Robert Delaet, born 1984, 1304 Beech Ave., Feb. 27.

Incidents/reports Aggravated menacing 3725 Westmont Drive, Feb. 24. Aggravated robbery 1010 Regina Ave., Feb. 18. 1037 Sunset Ave., Feb. 20. Assault 3606 W. Eighth, Feb. 18. 4373 W. Eighth, Feb. 18. 963 Grand Ave., Feb. 20. 4000 W. Eighth, Feb. 20. 4658 Rapid Run Road, Feb. 21. 3753 Westmont, Feb. 22. 3504 W. Eighth, Feb. 23. 2144 Ferguson, Feb. 23. 1714 Wyoming Ave., Feb. 24. Breaking and entering 3529 Glenway Ave., Feb. 22. 3026 Glenway Ave., Feb. 23. Burglary 3612 Warsaw Ave., Feb. 18. 3951 W. Eighth St., Feb. 18. 1411 Covedale Ave., Feb. 20. 1909 Wyoming Ave., Feb. 22. 1874 Sunset Ave., Feb. 23. Criminal damaging/endangering 4431 W. Eighth St., Feb. 19. 2613 W. Eighth St., Feb. 20. 810 Matson Place, Feb. 20. 6780 Parkland Ave., Feb. 20. 4658 Rapid Run Road, Feb. 21. 1242 Ross Ave., Feb. 22. 987 Seton Ave., Feb. 22. 4416 W. Eighth St., Feb. 22. Domestic violence Reported on Price Avenue, Feb. 18. Reported on Hawthorne Avenue, Feb. 20. Reported on Seton Avenue, Feb. 20. Reported on Rutledge Avenue, Feb. 21. Intimidation 3838 W. Eighth St., Feb. 23. Menacing 4470 Guerley Road, Feb. 22. Rape Reported on Warsaw Ave., Feb. 20. Robbery 4400 Glenway Ave., Feb. 17. Theft 3021 Warsaw Ave., Feb. 4. 3050 Mickey Ave., Feb. 7. 3217 Price Ave., Feb. 6.

3522 Glenway Ave., Feb. 6. 357 Rosemont Ave., Feb. 8. 3609 Warsaw Ave., Feb. 8. 3747 Warsaw Ave., Feb. 6. 4048 St. William Ave., Feb. 8. 435 Purcell Ave., Feb. 3. 4400 Glenway Ave., Feb. 3. 4411 Schulte Drive, Feb. 7. 4413 W. Eighth St., Feb. 7. 4450 Guerley Road, Feb. 4. 5341 Glenway Ave., Feb. 9. 535 Purcell Ave., Feb. 4. 55 Kibby Lane, Feb. 8. 559 Elberon Ave., Feb. 6. 820 McPherson Ave., Feb. 9. 3217 Price Ave., Feb. 10. 906 Sunset Ave., Feb. 10. 1918 Faehr, Feb. 11. 4609 Glenway, Feb. 12. 700 Hermosa Ave., Feb. 12. 2822 Price Ave., Feb. 13. 944 Chateau Ave., Feb. 13. 6626 River Road, Feb. 13. 4127 Francis Ave., Feb. 13. 3021 Warsaw Ave., Feb. 14. 575 Considine Ave., Feb. 14. 923 Chateau, Feb. 14. 1916 Westmont Lane, Feb. 14. 119 Thelma Ave., Feb. 15. 1412 Manss Ave., Feb. 15. 1670 Iliff Ave., Feb. 15. 750 Grand Ave., Feb. 16. 4020 W. Liberty St., Feb. 18. 803 Hermosa Ave., Feb. 18. 919 Kreis Lane, Feb. 18. 917 Wells St., Feb. 19. 231 Ivanhoe Ave., Feb. 19. 1128 Gilsey Ave., Feb. 19. 4431 W. Eighth St., Feb. 19. 1701 Quebec Road, Feb. 20. 1416 Manss Ave., Feb. 20. 5131 Glenway Ave., Feb. 20. 6392 Revere Ave., Feb. 21. 311 Purcell Ave., Feb. 22. 3441 Lehman Road, Feb. 23. 1037 Kreis Lane, Feb. 23. 1050 Kreis Lane, Feb. 23. 4459 W. Eighth St., Feb. 23. 4637 Rapid Run Road, Feb. 23. 4637 Rapid Run Road, Feb. 23. 4861 N. Overlook Ave., Feb. 23. Unauthorized use of motor vehicle 1731 Ashbrook Drive, Jan. 19. Vandalism 1029 Grand Ave., Jan. 22. Violating a protection order/consent agreement 1159 Coronado Ave., Feb. 4. 4173 Pleasure Drive, Feb. 3.

DELHI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Nichelle W. Anderson, 37, 2712 Tower Drive No. 5, driving under suspension at 4646 Foley Road, Feb. 20. Cameron R. Millow, 24, 1381 Section Road, driving under suspension at 4202 Delhi Road, Feb. 21. Michele L. Acree, 40, 4314 Rybolt Road, driving under suspension and traffic warrant at 5400

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: Capt. Russell A. Neville, 263-8300 Foley Road, Feb. 21. Dan Potter, 41, 3907 Delhi Road, driving under suspension at 5080 Delhi Road, Feb. 22. Juvenile, 14, unauthorized use of vehicle, operating motor vehicle without a license and operating vehicle under the influence at 776 Woodyhil Drive, Feb. 22. Juvenile, 13, disorderly conduct at 5280 Foley Road, Feb. 22. Juvenile, 13, disorderly conduct at 5280 Foley Road, Feb. 22. David Wilson, 22, 3220 Colerain Ave., driving under suspension at 6500 Hillside Ave., Feb. 24. Eric Adams, 22, 624 Rockdale Ave., driving under suspension at 900 Anderson Ferry Road, Feb. 24. Matthew B. Cappel, 37, 5376 Casual Court, voyeurism at 934 Neeb Road, Feb. 25. Aaron M. Howard, 26, 318 East Mitchell Ave., driving under suspension at 500 Greenwell Ave., Feb. 26. Tracy S. Mueller, 43, 2121 Vine St., disorderly conduct at 207 Jupiter Drive, Feb. 26.

Incidents/reports Breaking and entering Bedroom walls, bathroom towel rack, kitchen sink and paint damaged inside home at 5392 Pembina Drive, Feb. 26. Burglary Two televisions, clothes and a computer stolen from home at 4112 Hunnicutt Lane, Feb. 21. Money, wallet, identification cards, credit card, jewelry and a check stolen from home at 5644 Hollowview Court, Feb. 23. Money stolen from home at 5642 Hollowview Court, Feb. 23. Several pieces of jewelry stolen from home at 4656 Delhi Road, Feb. 24.

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Patrick Mueller shows off his dunking skills THANKS TO SUE BROERMAN.

Lourdes celebrates Catholic schools

For Catholic Schools Week, Our Lady of Lourdes had an all-school assembly which included a “dunking contest” by some of the eighth-graders who were judged by area high school basketball players who are Lourdes alums. (#028). The Archdiocese of Cincinnati seminarians challenged the eighth-graders to a basketball game. The eighth-graders won the

close match. The school also recognized the seventh- and eighth-grade soccer team that won the state championship this year. One of the eighth-grade students and a member of the team, Sara Shinn, is currently battling leukemia. The team led the entire assembly in prayer for her continued recovery. Some of the students wore T-shirts supporting Sara.

Principal Aimee Ellmaker and teachers Mary Beth Rieth, Jennifer Ruwe, Sara Lewis, Eileen Bennett accompanied the students with their cheers. THANKS TO SUE BROERMAN.

Our Lady of Lourdes students Mia Burdick, Evan James, and Isaiah Ackerman cheer during an all-school gathering. THANKS TO SUE BROERMAN.

Lizzie Neiheisel had an impressive dunk with the assistance of Zach Rieth. THANKS TO SUE BROERMAN.



BRIEFLY I Can evening

Shiloh United Methodist Church will present An Evening with Debbie Gardner, courage coach, at 6 p.m. Friday, March 16, at Anderson Ferry and Foley roads in Delhi Township. Admission is free to the presentation entitled “I Can. Love. Courage. Strength.” Admission is free, but RSVP to the church by March 9. All proceeds raised during the event will go to support the Redthread Movement to end human trafficking and combat modern slavery.

Covedale presents ‘Steel Magnolias’

The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., presents “Steel Magnolias” beginning Thursday, March 8, through Sunday, April 1. Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, La., where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done, is the setting of this play. Helped by her eager new assistant, An-

nelle, the outspoken, wisecracking Truvy dispenses shampoo and free advice to an eclectic cast of female characters. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. Audio descriptive services will be available at the show Saturday, March 10. Tickets are $23 for adults and $20 for senior citizens and students. Purchase tickets online at or by calling the box office at 241-6550.

Preserving Sedamsville

A meeting to discuss preserving Sedamsville will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Santa Maria Center on Steiner Street.

Magic carpet ride at Seton

Students of all ages have been preparing for the Seton High School Winter Theatre Camp production of “Aladdin, Jr.”

This adaptation of the popular Disney movie is sure to be a hit with the entire family. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March10, in the Seton Performance Hall. Tickets are $5 per person, and can be ordered from a cast member or through Seton’s website at

Relay kickoff

The Westside Relay For Life organizing committee will kickoff events for the 2012 Relay for Life at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 12, at Covedale School, 5130 Sydney Road. The Westside Relay For Life will take place May 11-12 at Veterans Park on Harrison Avenue in Green Township. All information needed to participate, fundraise or purchase luminaries will be provided at the kickoff. This year's organizers are Jennifer Linde of Delhi Township and Judy Leach and Diane Sykes of Green Township. For more information, visit

Mount traveling to Four Corners of World Bob Herzog, a television personality and traffic reporter for WKRC-TV Local 12 News, will be this year’s emcee of Four Corners of the World, the College of Mount St. Joseph’s annual scholarship fundraiser on Thursday, April 19, at 6 p.m. in the Mount’s Harrington Center. “Travelers” to this year’s Four Corners of the World benefit will enjoy sampling authentic dishes and beverages from India, Ireland, Jamaica and Canada. Some of the evening’s highlights include an oral auction for some of the most desirable prizes, a silent auction and side trip raffle with prizes including VIP passes to Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a weeklong stay at a luxury vacation home in Whitefish, Mont., a suite at a Reds game, four tickets to “Les Miserables,” a Memphis-style barbeque with the College president and his wife, a fur throw, a wine tasting party, private tour of CREW at the Cincinnati Zoo, a dinner party at the Dan Beard Council BSA Festival of Fireworks, a

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Ruthven print, and framed Rookwood tiles. The evening will also feature an “UnHerzog claimed Baggage” game and a new game sponsored by the alumni association board called “Wall of Wine” where patrons can purchase an undisclosed bottle of wine and receive a chance to win one of three larger prizes. Co-chairs for this year’s event include Mount trustee Mike Habel of BHDP Architecture, his wife, Lisa Habel, and Mount alumna Jill Meyer ’93 of the law firm Frost Brown Todd LLC. “The majority of our students receive financial aid and scholarships, which is why the Four Corners of the

World benefit is so important” said Carol Pieper, corporate and donor relations. “We are thankful for the support of our sponsors who help make this a great event and support the scholarship fund. They are making an investment in the education of Mount students.” Tickets are $75/traveler or $175/ambassador. Tables are also available, as are sponsorships, by going to Presenting sponsor is SC Ministry Foundation. Passport sponsor is Cincinnati Financial Corporation. Jetset sponsors are Cincinnati Bell, Esther Price Candies, Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc., Frost Brown Todd, LLC, The Kroger Company and US Bank. Herzog lives on the West Side with his wife and children. He is a 1992 graduate of Oak Hills High School.

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