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Price Hill resident Terry Henry, the resident frying expert at the St. Teresa fish fry, serves up a fresh batch of fried fish.

‘Stormy’ music The Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra will present its winter concert, “Stormy Seas,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at the Seton Performance Hall, 3901 Glenway Ave. This performance will feature music with a nautical or weather theme. Classical pieces include Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony and Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite. After the concert, patrons can a delicious Italian dinner sponsored by the Elder High School Glee Club in Elder’s cafeteria. The performance is free, but donations are welcome. Visit or call 941-8956 for more information.

Girl Scout breakfast Girl Scout Troop 46588 will have a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m.-noon Sunday, March 25, at Our Lady of Victory School, 808 Need Road in Delhi Township. The breakfast will follow all Masses. It will benefit the senior girls trip. Breakfast consists of pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. Cost is $6 for adult meals and $4 for children’s meals. There also will be basket raffles, baked goods and cake in a jar.

Volleying After losing two first-team All-Greater Miami Conference players and finishing atop the GMC last season, Oak Hills High School boys volleyball coach

Chris Morman isn’t going to let that stop the recent success of his program. Meanwhile, the 2012 Elder Panther volleyball team has a new look to it compared to the regional finalist squad of last season. See story A6

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Group plans to create West Side arts center at Dunham By Kurt Backscheider

Members of Sunset Players Inc. are hard at work preparing the Dunham Arts Building for renovation. The community theater group has called the arts building at the Dunham Recreation Complex home for more than 30 years, and its members have a plan to take ownership of the building and transform it into the Arts Center at Dunham. “We’re really excited about it,” said Christina Yearout, a Westwood resident who handles publicity for the Sunset Players. “The West Side doesn’t have a true place for all the arts.” The group has been working with the Price Hill Civic Club, Price Hill Will, the Dunham Advisory Board and the Cincinnati Recreation Commission to renovate the now vacant arts building and create a fully realized arts center. Yearout said the arts building, an historic Art Deco facility built

in 1937, suffered some roof damage a couple of years ago. The Sunset Players moved to a temporary performance space at Midway School in Westwood while the roof damage was being assessed, and she said group members began discussing the possibility of taking over the arts building. She said the Sunset Players expect to sign a lease with the city in April or May and move forward with establishing the Arts Center at Dunham. The group’s goal is to create a place where the visual arts, photography, painting, sculpture, music, dance, theater and children’s art can all be under one roof. Yearout said the upper level of the building will contain a performance venue and the lower level can be made into art studio space. The auditorium will not only be used for Sunset Players Inc. shows, but for concerts and art shows as well, she said. The group is hosting a Spring Fling fundraiser at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Crow’s Nest in Price Hill.

The Sunset Players Inc., the resident community theater group at the Dunham Recreation Center, is working with several community organizations to transform the Dunham Arts Building into The Arts Center at Dunham. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS The event will feature karaoke, split-the-pot and a silent auction. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door, and include soft drinks, chips, pretzels and two beer

tickets. For more information about the fundraising efforts or how to donate, call 588-4988 or visit

Garden ready for second season By Kurt Backscheider

Amy Stross is looking forward to being able to grow more plants this year at the Hillside Community Garden. The community garden was established in Delhi Township last year, and with construction of most of the gardening beds completed Stross said the people who help cultivate the gardens can focus more on growing this year. “Last year we were doing a lot of construction and not as much growing,” she said. Stross is the coordinator of the community garden, which is located on the campus of the College of Mount St. Joseph. She said the project is a collaboration between the college and the Delhi Township community. “We wanted to create a project in which we could meet our neighbors and have a place where we could learn about edible gardening,” she said. “It is the only edible garden of its kind in the community.” The garden offers residents of all ages an opportunity to meet one another and take part in a activity that provides healthy food, exercise, education and interaction with nature, she said. It is open to everyone in the community, and she said there are no requirements to become a


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Tim Langlitz, a volunteer with the Hillside Community Garden in Delhi Township, gives his children some advice about gardening during one of the work days at the garden last year. The young Langlitz green thumbs are, from top to bottom, Susannah, Benny and Lydia. THANKS TO AMY STROSS

member, pay a membership fee or work a certain number of hours. “We garden as a group every Saturday,” she said. Members of the college and

Delhi communities can stop by whenever they have time, she said. Experienced gardeners lead Saturday gardening days and coordinate special events and projects.

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Stross said the produce harvested on gardening days is equally divided among those who are in attendance, and people have the option of donating a portion of their share to the Anderson Ferry Food Pantry. Despite a short growing season last year due to the amount of work it took to get the garden up and running, she said the garden beds still produced a wide variety of produce. Some of the edible plants gardeners grew last year included tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, broccoli, cauliflower, radishes, cooking greens and strawberries. Volunteers are always working to add more gardening beds, and Stross said a new gardening bed being built during a work day Saturday, March 17, will double the size of the community gardens. The Hillside Community Garden will officially kick off its 2012 gardening season with an event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 24. Stross said the event will center around a seed theme. Activities will include a seed swap, a seed toss and a seed donation drive for the Anderson Ferry Food Pantry. Those who attend are encouraged to bring any seeds of edible plants for the activities. For more information about the community garden, visit

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Three amazing broadway shows: “Ghost”, “Newsies” & “Nice Work If You Can Get It”, superb hotel location and wonderful meals

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Visit the Ohio Wine Trail and Amish Country

Civil War Tour Hosted by U.C. History Department

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Relive the war on this historical adventure as we travel to Washington, D.C., Gettysburg, Antietam & Fredericksburg and hear fascinating stories by our on-board historian. Travel the “Booth Trail” following the path of Lincoln’s assassin.

8 Spaces Remaining Visit this tropical, animalfilled destination unlike any other, with giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies and more. Trip includes stay in Quito.

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ior redirection, and more. It is led by a certified instructor, Darlene A. Osborne ASHI trainer. It is for ages 10-15 years old and cost is $40 which includes the program’s book and certification card. You can schedule a session for your Girl Scout or Boy Scout troop. Call to set up your own time & date: 513-389-5982. For more information or to register, call 513-3895600 or 389-5982.

senior class and a puppy. The evening ends with raffle drawings for the $10,000 main prize and a 42inch LCD, HD television. Reservations are still available. Tickets are $85 per person or $170 per couple. Reserve your spot or purchase raffle tickets at or call Setonsation coordinator Christine Kemper at 471-2600, ext. 108.

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The Bogey Benders senior men’s golf league is looking for new members and subs to join other golfers on Thursday mornings at Neumann Golf Course in Bridgetown. If interested, Call Peter Dirr at 681-1242 or Ray Penno at 681-8687. Play begins April 21.

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Click your heels and you will be transported to Seton High School for Setonsation 2012, “There’s No Place Like Seton.” Alumnae, parents and friends of Seton are welcome to travel down the yellow-bricked memory lane on Saturday, March 31, for the school’s 16th annual fundraising auction. The evening will begin with cocktails and a silent auction, which features items such as tickets to professional sporting events, tuition grants to local universities and gift cards to favorite restaurants. After the cocktail hour, a sit-down dinner will be served. While guests dine, the oral auction will begin. Items available for bid include an iPad and accessories, a quilt signed by the

St. John’s Westminster Learning Center, 1085 Need Road, will have a Kids Education and Recreation Fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 24. There will be familyfriendly businesses, sports, education, recreation groups and vendors. Admission is free. For information, go to www.stjohnslearning or call 513-9222703.


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The fourth concert in this year’s Westwood First Concert Series features the Miami University Jazz Ensemble. The performance starts at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at Westwood First Presbyterian Church, 3011 Harrison Ave. For more information, call 661-6846 or visit Admission is free, however donations are accepted.

Going green

The Oak Hills Local School District is going green and announced that the “Oak Branch” is now available as an electronic newsletter.Oak Hills spokeswoman Emily Buckley said the district is doing its part to save some trees, while at the same time sharing information with parents and community members faster and more efficiently than in the past. The new format also allows the district to provide community members with more photos and hyperlinks to other resources. Buckley said Oak Hills is confident parents and community members will appreciate the change, and the district encourages people to bookmark the page to stay informed on school news and events. The “Oak Branch” can be found online at


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The public is invited to attend the next meeting of the Delhi Civic Association at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at the Delhi Park Lodge. The guest speaker will be Bo Connolly, a lifelong West Sider, who will speak about the inaugural West Side 5K Great Strides walk on Saturday, June 2, at the College of Mount St. Joseph to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. BoConnolly wife, Teresa, is chairwoman of the walk. Two of the Connoly’s four sons, twins Keith and Kyle, graduated from Elder and are afflicted with cystic fibrosis. They have two other sons who are currently in the Oak Hills School district. Organizers of the walk are trying to involve as many West Side families, businesses, schools, sports teams and organizations to partner with them to make this walk a success.

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Mercy having Monte Carlo, madness Mother of Mercy High School invites the community to the second annual Mercy Madness & Monte Carlo from 6 p.m.-midnight Saturday, March 24, in Mercy’s gymnasium. Presented by Mercy’s Dads Club, catch live NCAA Elite 8 basketball tournament action shown on multiple high definition televisions, take your chance at Monte Carlo games including black jack and several poker tables and enter the grand prize reverse raffle for your shot at $10,000. Beer, soft drinks and food will also be available for purchase. Organized by the Dads Club, this fundraising and social event supports the Mercy Fund, which includes tuition assistance

for many deserving Mercy families. “Last year’s inaugural event was a huge success and this year’s event is going to be even bigger and better,” said John Eby, vice president of the Dads Club and Mercy Madness chairman. Admission to Mercy Madness & Monte Carlo is $10 and tickets can be reserved online at MercyMadness or purchased at the door the evening of the event. Reverse Raffle tickets are $50 each and can also be purchased online or at the event if quantities are still available. Only 350 reverse raffle tickets will be sold. Every 50th ticket drawn will win $50. The second last ticket drawn

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Park district opening boathouses Spring season will be here very soon, which means we can finally start enjoying some fishing and boating. The boathouses at Miami Whitewater Forest, Winton Woods and Sharon Woods open this month. Miami Whitewater Forest Boathouse is open weekends from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and will open daily 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. beginning Monday, April 2. The lake will be stocked with hybrid bluegills in April, 500 pounds of shovelheads and blue catfish in May, and channel catfish in June.

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Oak Hills art students buy two pigs By Kurt Backscheider

Oak Hills High School students are getting the pigs they wanted. Students in the Advanced Placement Studio Art classes at the high school have been raising money to purchase two fiberglass pigs for this year’s Big Pig Gig, an art project sponsored by ArtWorks and C-Change to honor Cincinnati’s Porkopolis history. Oak Hills art teacher


Jamie Schorsch said her students met their fundraising goal thanks to the support of the

community. “They actually exceeded the amount they needed to raise, which allows us to jazz up the pigs with some extra fabrication pieces like wings and a tam hat,” she said.

“The pigs should be arriving sometime within the next week or so.” This is the second time ArtWorks is organizing the Big Pig Gig. More than 400 giant fiberglass pigs were created for the first Big Pig Gig in 2000, and the event was brought back this year to coincide with the annual Flying Pig Marathon as well as this summer’s World Choir Games. Schorsch said the pigs will decorate streets

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downtown this summer, but when the choir competition is over the pigs Oak Hills students are decorating will be returned to the school for permanent display. She said painting the pigs is this year’s legacy project for the 40 senior art students. In the past, seniors art students have created murals in the school hallways and last year they painted benches in the student courtyard. “They will get to collaborate to design the pigs,” she said. “One pig will be painted to reflect the old traditions of Oak Hills and the other will be a representation of the 21st century Highlander.” Senior art students Kristen Etris and Dani Tellez, both of Green Township, said they are looking forward to working on the project. “Painting is my favorite medium, so it will be fun,” Tellez said. “I’ve watched the seniors create legacy projects since I was a freshman and I’ve always wanted to be a part of one. I’m not leaving the school empty, I’m giving something back in an artistic way,” she said. Etris said painting is her favorite art form as well, and she’s excited to leave her mark on the landscape and have a piece she can always come back to visit to help her look back on her days in high school. “It’s special,” she said. Schorsch said the Oak

Oak Hills High School senior arts students will decorate two pigs for this year's Big Pig Gig. This preliminary sketch of one of the designs shows a pig students plan to paint to represent the 21st century student at Oak Hills. THANKS TO JAMIE SCHORSCH

Students plan to paint and decorate one of the pigs to reflect the traditions of Oak Hills, complete with Tartan plaid. THANKS TO JAMIE SCHORSCH Hills Alumni Association and Oak Hills Educational Foundation teamed up to purchase one of the pigs, and the students collected money to pur-

chase the second one. Students will work on the project in their free time, and she said they hope to finish the pigs by early May.





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Oak Hills building bridges for career, college readiness Oak Hills High School is one of five local high schools that have entered into a partnership with higher education institutions, as well as supporting districts in three counties, to secure grant funding from the Ohio Department of Education. The Building Bridges for Career and College Readiness Consortium will convene high school teachers of math and English with higher education faculty to focus on improving student readiness for college. The consortium was developed in response to a project from the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Board of Regents. It is one of 14 in the state, and one of two in the Southwest Ohio region. The ultimate goal is increasing student

success from high school graduation to college graduation through greater alignment of expectations, curriculum, and instruction. “Oak Hills is very excited to work with our other high school and higher education partners to align and articulate our instruction and curricula to better meet the needs of today's students. Our goal is to reduce college remediation rates in math and English and provide a seamless transition for high school students entering college,” said Todd Yohey, superintendent, Oak Hills Local School District. These schools and partners of the Consortium are: High Schools: » Oak Hills Local School District

» Milford Exempted Village School District » Norwood City School District » Reading Community City School District Yohey » Great Oaks Career Campuses Colleges/Universities: » Cincinnati State Technical and Community College » The University of Cincinnati » Miami University Partners: » The Ohio Writing Project » Hamilton County ESC In February 2012, the consortium was awarded funds to support this partnership over the

next three years. The resulting High School – Higher Education Alignment Project is funded by Race to the Top monies. The project has three goals including: » Align curriculum in English language arts and mathematics to positively impact postsecondary remediation rates » Align teacher preparation programs to meet Ohio’s new rigorous content standards » Provide on-going data exchange between high schools and higher education institutions to promote greater student mobility and college success High school and higher education faculty will dedicate time over the next three years to review the data, analyze the gaps between the secondary course

sequences and the college readiness expectations, create a plan of action, and implement and monitor the plan. “We look forward to being active members of the consortium and to providing direct support for the development and implementation of facilitated mathematics and language arts faculty networks,” said Santa Jeremy Ono, University of Cincinnati senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. Bill Sears, director of instructional services with HCESC said, “Hamilton County Educational Service Center firmly believes that by bringing the right players to the table formative discussions will occur that produce successful results.”

Families gather for ‘Science of Having Fun’ Kids, families gather at CET studios for “The Science of Having Fun” Hundreds of children and family members visited CET’s studios Feb. 25, for “The Science of Having Fun.” This special community and Kids Club event helped introduce young scholars to science through presentations from Mad Science, The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Family Magazine, the Cincinnati Museum Center, the Cincinnati Observatory and The Cincinnati Zoo. CET’s visitors learned about rainbows, animals, infrared, the power of air and more. For more about CET and the CET Kids Club, visit

Cincinnati Observatory Outreach Coordinator Leo Sack shows Delhi Township residents Colleen Meyer, center, and Sara Meyer how placing their hands on the cold metal changes the color on the infrared camera. The Cincinnati Observatory was one of the presenters at CET’s “The Science of Having Fun.” THANKS TO KELLIE MAY.

Abby Putnam of Union; Gauri Thoduvayiel Nelliot of Mount Healthy; and Jayson Smith of Mason draw rainbows at the Cincinnati Museum Center’s booth during CET’s “The Science of Having Fun.” THANKS TO KELLIE MAY.

Members of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati show children how to move and breathe like actors during CET’s “The Science of Having Fun.” THANKS TO KELLIE MAY.

CET Station Manager Jack Dominic welcomes about 200 people to CET’s “The Science of Having Fun” Mad Science presentation Feb. 25. The event was held to help children learn about all aspects of science, including the power of air, the anatomy of rainbows and more. THANKS TO KELLIE MAY.

Joan Applebee, right, and her brother Norman Applebee of Forest Park help Mad Science’s Blue Shift Becky (Rebecca Johnson) inflate a plastic bag using hot air. Because the air was warm, the bag rose. THANKS TO KELLIE MAY.

Children who attended CET’s “The Science of Having Fun” Feb. 25 could make crafts, see a Mad Science show, join a demonstration from the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati and more. Pictured from left are Deja Bruce of McClain, Texas; Markiyha Harvey of White Oak; and Ashanti Ricks of White Oak. THANKS TO KELLIE MAY.

Rebecca Johnson - a.k.a. Mad Science’s “Blue Shift Becky” - tells a group of kids about the power of air during a presentation at “The Science of Having Fun.” THANKS TO KELLIE MAY.

Cincinnati Zoo Americorp Public Program Representative Nicole Syrek shows an African gray hornbill to Ryan Lattarulo, right, and his sister Carly Lattarulo during “The Science of Having Fun.” The Lattarulo family lives in Miami Heights. THANKS TO KELLIE MAY.



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Lady Gators run circles around OVAL competition Win title in first varsity season By Tom Skeen

Gamble Montessori girls basketball team played most of the season with seven girls and still captured the Ohio Valley Athletic League title in its first season with varsity sports. The Lady Gators finished the season 12-8 (9-1 OVAL), but lost their final five games of the season. “I thought (the season) went pretty well,” coach Fred Mathis said. “I just hope that we can get more girls to play. You just keep crossing your fingers and hope you can get some girls that are athletic to come out.” During its five-game losing streak, the girls played with only five or six players due to injury. “We ran into some tough teams that could really play, and we didn’t have any depth,” Mathis said. “We were running on sheer talent, and if you don’t have any depth, it catches up with you and it did that to us.” The good news for Mathis is the team graduates just one player and returns the top two scorers: Daija Taylor and Ra’Keia Johnson, who finished first and second, respectively, in the OVAL MVP voting this season. “It’s a big upswing for us because I know they are going to score,” Mathis said. “I need at least two other girls to score eight-to-10 points to take the pressure off of them.” Taylor put up 19.9 points and 20.8 rebounds per game this season, including 19 double-doubles. Johnson finished the sea-

“Those two (Taylor and Johnson) are going to do something.” FRED MATHIS Gamble coach

son averaging 16.9 points, 12.3 rebounds, 5.4 steals and 5.8 rebounds per game. She had six games with double-digit blocks, recorded six triple doubles and 16 double-doubles. “Those two are going to do something,” Mathis said. “They have good grades, and they are coachable. I keep telling them to do what you are doing, we will keep filming and keep putting up the numbers and we can send the (recruiting) tapes somewhere. This is their senior year, and they have to go out with a bang.” Even with Taylor and Johnson back, Mathis needs a point guard for his team to build off last season. “We have been going to middle school games and hope we can get girls to come visit us and go from there. I am looking hard for a point guard, and if we get one we are going to have some fun,” he said. After sharing a building with Clark Montessori for a time, the Lady Gators will move to Westwood in fall 2013 and will enter the Ohio High School Athletic Association full-time this fall. “We went under Clark and broke off this season when Clark opened its new building,” Mathis said. “We were able to have a way better record than them this year, and we get to play them next season and that will be a big game.”


Four College of Mount St. Joseph senior football players have been selected to play for the South Team in the 2012 Ohio Army National Guard Senior Bowl III. The ONG Senior Bowl III will be played at 1 p.m., Saturday, April14, at Crew Stadium in Columbus. The rosters, which will be completed within the next few weeks, are comprised of All-American and All-Conference players.

Lions’ players chosen to play are: Offensive lineman Rob Bowman, a New Richmond High School graduate; offensive lineman Joe Noble, a Colerain High School graduate; defensive lineman Brett Hambrick, an Elder High School graduate; and linebacker Tyler Hopperton, a Simon Kenton High School grad. For more information regarding the game or, visit members/ocf.

Senior Taylor Milam will be a key returner this season for the Panthers. Coming off an all-state honorable mention season, Milam will try to lead his team back to the state tournament. THANKS TO SEAN TIERNEY

Panthers, Highlanders set lofty goals at the net By Tom Skeen

CINCINNATI — The 2012 Elder Panther volleyball team has a new look to it compared to the regional finalist squad of last season. Coach Sean Tierney sees a lot of similarities between his 2009 team and this ’12 squad. In ’09, with a lot of new talent and coming off a state championship, the Panthers made a run to the state finals. He believes this team can do similar things. “We have a team with a lot of potential and talent, but those are dangerous words to throw around because you have to do the work to be good,” Tierney said. “We just have to make sure we are taking a small step forward each day. I told the guys to not worry about the wins or losses early, but to make sure you are getting better every day. We have the potential to accomplish some great things.” Senior Taylor Milam returns

and was an all-state, honorable mention last season. “He is a fantastic player in the sense that he works extremely hard,” Tierney said. “What he lacks in natural ability, he makes up in hard work and dedication. He’s been a powerhouse in remaining dedicated to staying in shape and to grow. I think he is going to be one of the core players we are going to build around this year.” The Panthers open the season against defending state champion St. Edward, followed by regional finalist Mount Vernon. In addition, they will face state runnerup Moeller twice. “It’s that old adage that if you want to be the best, you have to play the best, and we have to come right out of the gate and run with those ponies,” Tierney said.

Oak Hills

After losing two First-Team All-Greater Miami Conference players and finishing atop the GMC last season, coach Chris

Morman isn’t going to let that stop the recent success of his program. “I wish I could say I was taking it day-by-day, but I think with the recent success we’ve had, we all understand we lost a lot but we fully expect to be right back where we were.” Four-year varsity player Ryan Bross is one of three seniors, who will team up with three juniors and three sophomores. “We are very young and have a very small roster,” Morman said. “What we’ve got is very good though, but we don’t have much depth.” Despite the lack of depth, Morman has lofty goals for his team this season. “This year we want to win the GMC outright,” Morman said. “It is going to require a lot of work from the outset, but we want to win the GMC and make it to the regional finals for the first time.”



Get ready for ‘Sportsman’

The time is coming for readers to nominate athletes for your newspaper’s 2012 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year, the fourth-annual online contest conducted by the Delhi Press and Price Hill Press. Start thinking about which of your school’s junior or senior standout athletes have displayed the highest of qualities in the classroom, on the field/ court and in their communities. The nomination forms will be online at preps from April 2-16. Voting will take place online from April 30-May 18. Nearly 270,000 peo-

ple voted on last year’s 35 winners, nominated and chosen by fans in their communities, who were then featured in a midJune issue. Any questions can be directed to Melanie Laughman at mlaughman@ or 2487573.

Coming up

Gamble Montessori’s firstever Bowl-A-Rama will be 6:308:30 p.m., Sunday April 1, at Western Bowl. Cost is $15 and includes bowling, shoes and buffet dinner. All proceeds go toward the studentathletes of Gamble Montessori. For tickets or information, call 363-2655 or email

The Oak Hills girls middle school swim team celebrates winning first place in the small division Junior High Swimming and Diving Championship Jan. 21, at Countryside YMCA. In back, from left, are Cara Roche, Candice Sheehan, Abbey Buelterman, Bailee Conway, Julia Glenn and Alex Wall. In middle row are Bonnie LaGrange, Jenn Peters and Julia Greve. In bottom row are Anna Wukusick, Kristin Dalton, Sarah Savard, Hannah Granger and Kate Nortman. Not pictured are Carly Miller, Jamie Colston and Abbey Hauck. THANKS TO SANDY CARROLL



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Western Sports Mall is having a high school co-ed soccer tournament over spring break-April 5 and 6. Cost is $225 per team. Each team will receive pizza and pop. Players can only play on one team and must be currently enrolled in high school. Winning team will receive a $595 credit to play at WSM good for one year and t-shirts. Registration deadline, roster and full payment is due April 1. Call 451-4900 or e-mail

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the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Slone of Western Hills is a kickboxing/MMA coach and fitness trainer at Cincinnati Fitness Boxing. He also heads up the after-school kickboxing program for the Campbell County YMCA. Slone has been training for about five months for this event. About 80 people per day are diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes – also known as Juvenile Diabetes. The group’s goals are to find a cure, develop better treatments and to help prevent the disease. The organization has awarded more than $1.6 billion to diabetes research.


The public, Elder grads and all grade school students are invited to participate in the Elder Alumni Tennis Event by playing Elder’s varsity and junior varsity teams from 7-10 p.m., Friday, March 23, at Western Tennis and Fitness, 5490 Muddy Creek Road.

Gamble Montessori High School athletics is having its first Bowl-A-Rama from 6:308:30 p.m., Sunday, April 1, at Western Bowl. Cost is $15 per person, and

includes bowling, shoes and a buffet dinner. Drinks must be purchased from the bowling alley. There will be games and raffles throughout the evening. All proceeds go to the student athletes at Gamble Montessori.


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At last week’s Delhi Township meeting, we had the spectacle of a local business owner hiring an attorney and bringing forth a group of his customers to try and pressure the trustees into continuing a special deal for his business. Apparently the previous township administrator had given Russ Brose permission to park his customer’s cars on township property while they were away on his tours. This special deal was never publicly approved by the trustees. Now the new board has wisely called a halt to this flagrant misuse of public property. Aside from liability and conflict of interest expo-

sures, it is pretty basic that government facilities should not be used to benefit a private business. Thanks to the new board of trustees for exposing and stopping this. Makes you wonder what other favors the previous regime might have granted to their friends.

Dusty Rhodes Delhi Township

Why so special?

Recent actions taken by the Delhi Township Board of Trustees caught my attention. The township budget orginally approved for 2012 had all departments operating within their means and all employees receiving no pay increases. Two weeks later, trustees Luebbers and Klug

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gave one parks employee a 9.8 percent pay increase and another parks employee a 19.8 percent pay increase. The trustees cited the work performance of those employees as part of the

justification for the raises. I found there were 11 full-time employees from five other departments who received a higher performance evaluation score than those two parks employees. None of those 11 employees received

a pay raise. Trustees Luebber and Klug also gave the parks department $12,000 from the general fund to cover the pay raises even though the parks department had more than $45,000 of its own money to use for those raises. No other township department received additional money from the general fund. Why did only parks employees receive pay increases? Why was the parks department given extra money to spend when they had enough of their own? What makes this department so special that two trustees give them what appears to be preferential treatment?

Pat Kenny Delhi Township

Irish have long history in Cincinnati Millions of Irish landed on American shores after their country was stolen from them by Great Britain. They were sold into slavery, their land was confiscated and they had to pay rents on lands they once owned. Then came the potato famine. Many came to the Unites States, fighting in the Revolutionary War and War of 1812. They received land grants for their service. In 1789, Francis Kennedy came up the Ohio River in a flatboat with his wife and seven children. The city consisted of two dirt-floor cabins, a few men and two women. The Kennedys lived in the boat until ice started forming on the river. Then Frances went about building his cabin at what he though was the corner of Walnut and Water streets. When the streets were cleared his cabin was in

the middle of the street. Kennedy operated the first ferry between the Ohio and Licking rivers. His brother Betty Thomas operKamuf COMMUNITY PRESS ated the ferry on the KenGUEST COLUMNIST tucky side and laid out Covington. Robert Elliott was another early pioneer. He arrived from Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in 1781 and fought the Indians under Gen. Anthony Wayne (another Irishman). He was killed by Indians and when they tried to scalp him – they learned he wore a wig. In 1840, a fungus hit the potato crop in Ireland, killing the crop overnight. Ireland produced enough food to

feed the country, but it was all shipped to England. With nothing but starvation staring them in the face, they headed for other countries. Many arrived in America in the unhealthy conditions of coffin ships. In America, they were poor and Catholic in a land that was predominantly Protestant. They didn’t mix well with the Protestants. They wanted to celebrate on Sunday, their only day off, with open saloons, picnics and other entertainment. This caused the Protestants to accuse the Irish of being alcoholics, ill-mannered, uneducated and shiftless. Americans thought the Irish were the cause of all of its problems. There were signs everywhere saying “No Irish need apply,” so they had to do backbreaking work on the railroads and canals to survive. They were

forced to live in the poorest neighborhoods and found comfort and protection living with other Irishmen. In Cincinnati, they lived in the Bottoms, from the river to Sixth Street, and on Walnut Street east to the foot of Mount Adams. There were no trees, grass or parks for children to play. The neighborhood was filled with tenements, warehouses, manufacturing plants and churches. When the Civil War came along, the Irish didn’t like slavery, so they signed up in Col. William Lytle’s Ohio regiment. The first volunteer from Hamilton County was Thomas Young, who later became governor of Ohio. Sister Anthony O’Connor, with the Sisters of Charity, staffed a field hospital and, after the war, founded Good Samaritan Hospital.

Organ donations do save lives Organ donation provides a second chance at life for thousands of people every year. One donor can save multiple lives because multiple organs and tissues can be transplanted. Last year, organ donors made more than 28,000 transplants possible. Another 1 million people received tissue transplants that helped them recover from trauma, bone damage, spinal injuries, burns, hearing impairment and vision loss. Unfortunately, thousands still die every year because of the shortage of available organs. We all have the power to make a miracle happen by sharing the gift of life. Although some organs can be obtained from live donors, most are obtained from a deceased donor, usually when someone dies under circumstances that have resulted in an irreparable neurological injury, such as massive trauma, aneurysm or stroke. After brain death has been determined, the donor registry is searched to determine if the patient has personally consented to

donation. If not, the patient’s representative (usually a spouse, parent or other close relative) is ofTeresa fered the Esterle COMMUNITY PRESS opportunity to authorize GUEST COLUMNIST the donation. The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) maintains the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN), which keeps track nationwide of all patients needing organs. Through the UNOS Computer System, organ donors are matched to waiting recipients 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. People of all ages and backgrounds can be organ donors. No one is too old or too young. The condition of the organs is more important than their age. Keep in mind that children are often in need of transplants, and they usually need organs smaller than those an adult can provide.



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It is especially important to consider becoming an organ donor if you belong to an ethnic minority. Some minorities have higher rates of certain chronic conditions that affect the kidney, heart, lung, pancreas and liver. Because matching blood type is necessary for transplants, the need for minority donor organs is especially high. Organ donation is consistent with the beliefs of most religions. If you’re unsure of your faith’s position, ask a member of your clergy, or check, which provides religious views on organ donation and transplantation by denomination. Some people refuse to have a loved one become a donor because of fear of expense, but the donor’s family does not pay for organ and tissue donation. The transplant recipient’s health insurance policy, Medicare, or Medicaid usually covers the cost. Donation does not interfere with having a funeral, including open casket

services. Organs are removed surgically in a routine operation, and the appearance of the body is not altered. So how do you become a donor? If you are under 18, talk with your parents, as they must give permission, although at age 16 in Ohio you can declare your wishes on your driver’s license. If you are 18 or older, designate your intent on your driver’s license or sign a donor card. It is important to share the decision with your family and friends, and include your donation plans in your living will. For more information on donation, visit or standing-donation/organ -donation/. Teresa Esterle, M.D., is a board certified pediatrician at West Side Pediatrics. She also is a member of the medical staff at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

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The Irish were accepted after the war. They moved up to the hilltops and became merchants like Joseph Carew, co-founder of Mabely and Carew. James Morgan was engaged in machine tools and his brother Robert became the police commissioner. O’Bryonville was named after John O’Bryon. Edward Dempsey sat on the Ohio Supreme Court and has a park named after him. Francis Michael Gorman was a common pleas judge who ended the Boss Cox regime. Thanks to Pat Malloy from the Ancient Order of Hibernians for the information in this column. Betty Kamuf is a winner of Griffin Yeatman Award for Historical Preservation. She lives in Sayler Park. You can email her at

MEETINGS Here is a list of government meetings in the Delhi and Price Hill areas: » Cincinnati City Council meets at 2 p.m. every Wednesday in room 300 at Cincinnati City Hall, 801 Plum St. When there is a Monday holiday, all meetings including committee meetings are pushed back a day. City Manager: Milton Dohoney Jr. Mayor: Mark Mallory. » Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education usually meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 2651 Burnet Ave. Board of Education phone: 475-7000. Superintendent: Mary Ronan. Board President: Eileen Cooper Reed. » Delhi Township Trustees meet at 6 p.m. the second and last Wednesday of the month at township offices, 934 Neeb Road. Phone: 922-3111. Administrator: Thomas R. Stahlheber. Board president: Mike Davis. » Price Hill Civic Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Seton K of C Hall on West Eighth St. (across from St. William Church), Phone: 251-0880. Club President: Mark Armstrong. » East Price Hill Improvement Association meets the third Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Family Church, 3006 W. Eighth St., Phone: 549-3744. Association President: John Schlagetter.

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





St. Teresa Boy Scouts dish out fish By Kurt Backscheider

The people at St. Teresa of Avila have mastered the art of the Lenten fish fry. “We wouldn’t be here if we weren’t doing a good job,” said Dave Lindley, scout master of St. Teresa’s Boy Scout Troop 271, who run the parish fish fry each year. “It’s a great time. We’ve been doing this for 32 straight years and we’re still going strong.” Kim Foss, whose son, Allen, is a member of the troop, said the St. Teresa fish fry is most likely the longest running fish fry on the West Side. “We think it is the oldest,” she said. “We haven’t been able to find any that are older.” Foss serves as the marketing coordinator for the event. She said this is the first year the scout troop has assembled an organized committee to run the fish fry. “We’ve really put the boys front and center this year,” she said, noting all 29 troop members volunteer at the event doing everything from taking orders to delivering meals to the customers. “This is the sole fundraiser for the troop.” Lindley, who has been involved with the troop for the more than six years his son, Adam, has been a member, said

the money the group makes from the fish fry helps the active troop pay for summer camp and other outings throughout the year. Plus the popularity of the fish fry keeps the boys busy, he said. “The kids have a lot of fun,” he said. “They like to talk to all the customers. The customers are great, and I think they enjoy it too.” Members of St. Teresa’s parish really support the troop’s fish fry, Lindley said. “And we give back to them by providing them with a great meal,” he said. Customers have the choice of dining in, carrying out their meal or getting their meal at the drive-thru. Foss said the troop added several new items to this year’s menu in order to offer more variety. Some of the choices on the menu include the big fish sandwich, crab cakes, oysters, salmon, shrimp, hush puppies, grilled cheese and mac n’ cheese. The troop offers a weekly dinner special as well as a weekly soup special. “The big fish sandwich is the best sandwich to get,” Foss said. The St. Teresa fish fry runs from 3:30-7:30 p.m. every Friday during Lent. It’s also open on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

From left, Covedale resident Lisa McSwain, Price Hill resident Amy White and Westwood resident Tony Beard prepare meals as they volunteer on the assembly line at the St. Teresa fish fry. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Price Hill resident Susanne Lecture dishes out a fish meal for one of the food runners to deliver at the St. Teresa fish fry. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Carmen Ferguson, far left, who serves as troop leader of Girl Scout Troop 40976 at St. Teresa, supervises her troop members, from left, Dasha Ferguson, Emma Bruggeman and Morgan Haas as they have a good time selling desserts at the St. Teresa fish fry. KURT

Delhi Township residents Carol and Philip Coy chose to dine-in to enjoy their fish dinners at the St. Teresa fish fry. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

The selection of homemade desserts the Girl Scouts have to offer at the St. Teresa fish fry. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


Price Hill resident Terry Henry, the resident frying expert at the St. Teresa fish fry, serves up a fresh batch of fried fish. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Joel Beard, right, a member of Boy Scout Troop 271 at St. Teresa of Avila, takes a dinner order from Price Hill resident Donna Bridges in the drive-thru lane at the troop's Lenten fish fry. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS




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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, Recent works by members of acclaimed art and design faculty. Free. Presented by College of Mount St. Joseph. 244-4314; Delhi Township. Mercy High School Art Exhibit, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Aroma’s Java and Gelato, 6407 Bridgetown Road, Display and sale of art work from students at Mercy High School. Free. Through March 30. 574-3000. Green Township.

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

Civic Miami Heights Curves Food Drive, 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Curves Miami Heights/Cleves, 3797 Shady Lane, Through March 24. 467-1189; Miami Heights.

Music - Acoustic Rick Endres, 7-9 p.m., Aroma’s Java and Gelato, 6407 Bridgetown Road, Free. 574-3000; Green 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. 675-2725; Delhi Township.

Films Can U Feel It, 8 p.m., Rave Motion Pictures Western Hills 14, 5870 Harrison Ave., In-depth look into the world’s premiere electronic dance music event featuring some of today’s top artists. Audiences are taken behind the scenes with artists as they explain their passion turned profession for electronic music. Audiences will also get exclusive access to special red carpet interviews, fan reactions, celebrity appearances and more, captured live the the previous day from Bayfront Park Amphitheater in downtown Miami. $12.50; plus fees. Presented by Fathom Events. 574-3793; Dent.

Literary - Libraries Hunger Games Trivia Contest, 4 p.m., Miami Township Branch Library, 8 N. Miami Ave., Play Hunger Games Jeopardy and be ready for the movie. Sponsored by the Kersten Fund. Free. Registration required. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6050; Cleves.

On Stage - Theater 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.

Senior Citizens 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. Open Bridge, 12:15-3:15 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Free. 385-3780. Green Township.

FRIDAY, MARCH 23 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, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township. Mercy High School Art Exhibit, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Aroma’s Java and Gelato, Free. 574-3000. Green Township.

The Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra will present its winter concert, "Stormy Seas,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 25, in the Seton Performance Hall. The performance will feature music with a nautical or weather theme. Classical pieces include Beethoven's 6th Symphony ("Pastoral") and Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite. Conductor Dave Allen is pictured. For more information, call 941-8956 or visit PROVIDED. Heritage Hall. Breaded jumbo shrimp, baked salmon, cod (breaded or beer-battered), spaghetti with sauce, grilled cheese, pizza bread, soup, French fries, macaroni and cheese, green beans, garlic bread, baked potato, coleslaw and tossed salad. Soft drinks include pop, bottled water, milk, coffee or tea. Prices range $1(side only)-$7.50(dinners). 921-4230. East Price Hill. Fish Fry and Barbecue, 5-7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 485, 29 E. State Road, 941-1643. Cleves. Fabulous Fish Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m., Bridgetown Finer Meats and Catering, 6135 Bridgetown Road, Includes fish sandwich, fries, macaroni and cheese, green beans and fruit salad. Carryout available. $1-$8. 574-3100; Green Township. 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. 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. Fish Fry, 4-7 p.m., Holy Family Church - Price Hill, 814 Hawthorne Ave., Carryout available. 921-7527. East Price Hill.


Music - Classic Rock

Miami Heights Curves Food Drive, 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Curves Miami Heights/Cleves, 467-1189; Miami Heights.

Roughly Covered, 7-9 p.m., Aroma’s Java and Gelato, 6407 Bridgetown Road, Free. 5743000. Green Township.

Dining Events

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

Fish Fry, 4-7 p.m., St. Lawrence Church, 3680 Warsaw Ave.,

Music - Oldies

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

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

SUNDAY, MARCH 25 Art Exhibits Mount Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, 1-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township.

Dining Events Pancake Breakfast, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Oak Hills High School, 3200 Ebenezer Road, High School Commons. Includespancakes, sausage, coffee, milk, and orange Juice. Benefits Oak Hills Kiwanis Club. Family friendly. $20 family, $6, $4 age 6-12, free under age 6. Presented by Oak Hills Kiwanis Club. 325-8038. Green Township.

Music - Concerts

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati will bring the world premiere of "Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale" to the Taft Theatre March 23 through March 25 and March 31. For ticket information, call the box office at 569-8080, ext. 10, or visit Pictured is Emily Kissela as Rapunzel. PROVIDED. Music - Rock

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

Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Workout to videos geared to help lessen arthritis symptoms. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Weight loss support and accountability. For seniors. $28 annual fee. 385-3780. Green Township.

Religious Community


The Gamut, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Pirate’s Den, 3670 Werk Road, 922-3898. Green Township.

On Stage - Theater

Stormy Seas, 3 p.m., Seton High School, 3901 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra. Weather and nautical themed pieces including selections by Beethoven and Grieg, as well as music from “Titanic” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Followed by Italian dinner at Elder High School. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra. 941-8956; West Price Hill.

Nature Birds of Prey, 2 p.m., Embshoff Woods, 4050 Paul Road, Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Delhi Township.

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

Creator, Reshape My Heart; God, Steady My Spirit: Overnight Retreat, 7 p.m.-3 p.m., Sisters of Charity Spirituality Center, 5900 Delhi Road, Ends Saturday, March 24. This Lent spend some time with the image from Psalm 51 which asked God to create a new heart in us and give us a steadfast spirit. Spend some time with Mary, the mother of Jesus, and with Ruth and Naomi in their journey of being reshaped and steadied by the God who love them and called them to follow. $75. Registration required. Presented by Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. 347-5449. Delhi Township.

Art Exhibits


Mount Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, 1-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township. Mercy High School Art Exhibit, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Aroma’s Java and Gelato, Free. 574-3000. Green Township.

Mount Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township. Mercy High School Art Exhibit, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Aroma’s Java and Gelato, Free. 574-3000. Green Township.


Community Dance

Senior Citizens


Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Arthritis Exercise, Noon-12:45 p.m., Green

Three Rivers Athletic Boosters Reverse Raffle, 6-11 p.m., The Woodlands, 9680 Cilley Road, Benefits Field of Dreams project. Ages 21 and up. $50. Presented by Three Rivers Athletic Boosters. 824-7421. Whitewater Township. Miami Heights Curves Food Drive, 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Curves - Miami Heights/Cleves, 467-1189; Miami Heights.

Art Exhibits

Arabian (Belly) Dance, 6:307:30 p.m., Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, 3017 Harrison Ave., Ballet/Piano room, second floor. Learn foundation steps common in Arab dances throughout Northern Africa and the Middle East. Taught by Irene Mirci in Classic Egyptian style, also known as Dance Oriental. $40 for four classes. Registration required. Through Dec. 17. 662-9109; facility.aspx?id=40. Westwood.

Exercise Classes Yoga for Rookies: An In-

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

Home & Garden Gardening Seminar: How to Make Your Bed, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Getting down to the “nitty gritty” for garden success. With White Oak Garden Center. Free. Presented by White Oak Garden Center. 385-3313; Monfort Heights.

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.

TUESDAY, MARCH 27 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, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township. Mercy High School Art Exhibit, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Aroma’s Java and Gelato, Free. 574-3000. Green Township.

Dining Events Italian Night, 5:30-7 p.m., Refuge Coffee Bar, 5010 Glenway Ave., Each meal costs $6 and includes drink. $6. Through Dec. 18. 429-4215; Price Hill.

Education Child and Babysitting Safety Certification, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Mercy HealthPlex Western Hills, 3131 Queen City Ave., The American Safety and Health Institute Child and Babysitting Program is a community education program that covers child safety and basic care techniques for infants and children. Ages 10-15. $40. 389, 389-5982. Westwood.

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 . First class free. $8. Registration required. 662-9109. Westwood.

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

Senior Citizens Movement Class for Seniors, 11 a.m.-noon, Guenther Physical Therapy, $6, first class free. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.



Rita shares Easter, Passover recipes

Before we know it, Easter will be here. So today I’m sharing appropriate recipes for both Passover and Easter and will continue to do that for the next couple of weeks. The first two recipes for Easter eggs are ones you have to try. Pam Freeman, a Clermont County reader, shared these on my Union Township cable show “Love Starts in the Kitchen.” Pam and I were retail colleagues way back when. Now she and her husband, Alan, are parents of two cute little girls. I think Pam could give Martha Stewart a run for her money in the homemaking department. Pam is an avid gardener, crafter, good cook and all around creative person. Pam has a flock of what I call fancy chickens and some of hers lay beautifully colored eggs. Pam uses all of her eggs in these recipes. I’ll be sharing my recipe for naturally colored eggs with onion skins, red cabbage, etc. soon.

Silk tie eggs

“Both of these recipes are from Martha Stewart,” Pam told me. You have to use real silk. Pam bought ties at a secondhand store. Any piece of

silk works, as long as it’s genuine. You can reuse the silk. These look so intriRita cate. Heikenfeld Wrap piece of RITA’S KITCHEN silk around raw egg with pattern side toward egg. Wrap piece of white cloth around already silkwrapped egg. Tie bundle with twisttie and place in glass or enamel pan. Fill pan with water to cover eggs. Add 3 tablespoons to 1/4 cup vinegar to water (depends on what size pan you use). Bring to boil and simmer for 20 minutes or more. Take eggs from water and unwrap when cool.

Marbled eggs

I love these! Fill cup with 1 tablespoon each of white vinegar, canola oil and dye of choice. Fill cup with warm water (enough to cover egg). Stir and quickly drop egg into water, then quickly remove. Dry egg with paper towel.

Martha Stewart's silk tie Easter eggs use real silk. Try looking for ties at a secondhand store. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

Rotisserie-style roasted chicken at home The lady didn’t leave her name, but wanted to make roasted chicken that comes close to the rotisserie chickens from the grocery and restaurants. Here’s one from a “loyal reader” who says to be sure to follow roasting directions. “That’s what gives the somewhat sticky, dark roasted, skin which is delicious on it’s own,” she said. If you make roasted chicken for Passover, this may be a nice one to try. Mix together and divide in half: 1 generous tablespoon salt 1 teaspoon white pepper ½ teaspoon each: black pepper and cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon each: onion powder and garlic powder

1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 2 teaspoons sweet paprika ½ teaspoon dried oregano 2 medium onions, cut in large chunks 2 plump chickens, approximately 4 lbs. each

chicken similar to Boston Market, for Jean Verkamp. Wiedemann’s bakery shop crescent nut cookie. “The shop closed and this cookie was only available at Christmas.”

Remove giblets from chickens (save for another use). Rub each chicken inside and out with half of herb mixture. Put 1 onion into the cavity of each chicken. Put in large plastic bag. Refrigerate overnight, or at least 8 hours. Preheat oven to 250. Put chickens in roasting pan. If you like, add a little chicken broth or dry white wine around the bottom of the chickens. Bake 3½ to 5 hours, uncovered, until thigh registers 180 degrees or juices run clear when poked with a fork. Enjoy!

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O’Charley’s caramel pie. From a reader who said this pie was amazing. “I love to cook and love to try your recipe’s each week. I wanted to find out if you can re-create this caramel pie so I can make it at home. It was very rich and had a whipped cream topping top with a graham cracker crust.” Sauerbraten like Ron’s Roost. Sauce for rotisserie

McClain, Troubadours perform The Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society will host the iconic Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours at 7:30 p.m. Saturday March 31 at the Martin Marietta Theater in Harrison. The show is part of the 2011 – 2012 series hosted by the performing arts society, which uses proceeds to help support Catholic elementary education by means of tuition assistance. McClain has become one of the series favorites over the years due to his infectious personality and zany antics along with the “Troubs.” The best description of an Antsy McClain show is “Jimmy Buffett meets the Andy Griffith show.” Tickets for the show are $30 in advance, $35 the day

BUSINESS BRIEFS West Sider is leading lawyer

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of the show and can be purchased by going to or by calling513-484-0157. Staging his live shows from a small, fictitious trailer park called Pine View Heights (patterned after his ownchildhoodsurroundings and experiences), McClain

is free from an over-abundance of material things and appreciates time with family and friends.

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Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours will perform Saturday, March 31, in Harrison as part of the Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society concert series. PROVIDED.

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Baseball in the Big Apple Reds vs. Mets & Yankees May 16-20

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See the Reds take a bite out of the Big Apple as they play both the Mets and the Yankees in back-to-back series. Mid-town Manhattan accommodations, sightseeing, airfare and tickets are all included.

Barry Larkin Hall of Fame Induction July 20-23

Motorcoach package and same-day charter Accommodations, eight meals, admittance to the Hall and more!

Reds vs. Indians June 18-20

Downtown Cleveland hotel where you can walk to the game and see the sights

Quaker State 400 June 30

Milwaukee & Chicago Roadtrip August 7-11

Wrigley Roof-top seats, N.L. Champs Brewers, downtown Chicago hotel

Rosie Reds Chicago Roadtrip August 10-12

Enjoy two games at the friendly confines of Wrigley, downtown Chicago hotel

Arizona Grand Canyon Las Vegas

No hassle parking right in front of the track with excellent Grandstand 5 seats!

August 28-September 2

Reds Present & Futures Tour *New Tour*

29th Annual All Star Baseball Cruise “Allure of the Seas”

August 1-3

Triple-header to see the Dayton Dragons, Reds at GABP and Louisville Bats Accommodations, sightseeing and game tickets are included.

Two Reds games, Canyon tour, stay on the “Strip”

November 11-18

Royal Caribbean’s newest amazing ship sails the Eastern Caribbean with former and present Reds players and VIP’s

For more information on these and other trips, call 513.763.3080 or 800.989.8900 15 W. Central Pkwy. Cincinnati, OH 45202




Howard Ain shares car buying tips New vehicle sales were unexpectedly strong in January, but if you’re thinking of buying a new car I’ve got a tip that may save you time, money and embarrassment. I’ve heard from several people lately who had to return the new car they bought because of financing problems. Rob Nunn, of Union, told me, “Originally we were looking at maybe a used car, something newer but not brand new. But when we got to the dealership

the salesman said he could probably get us financed for a new one.” Nunn Howard and his Ain wife HEY HOWARD! picked out a new car and the salesman started calling for a car loan for him. “We left with the car that night. It had 49 miles on it and we were told we were approved

for a loan. The bank even called me a couple of days later,” Nunn said. The bank was calling for some paperwork, which Nunn provided immediately. The couple drove their new car for three weeks and said it was great. Then the salesman called. “When he called he said we had to bring the car back. The bank needed us to produce paperwork for our home loan modification.” Unfortunately that modification wasn’t competed yet, so he had to return the car. Nunn says, “I said, ‘How can you make me

bring this car back? You cashed my check, you took my down payment, you should have produced a loan. You said I had a loan.’ He said, ‘If you’ll read the agreement it states in there if things don’t work out like they’re supposed to that you have to produce the car.’” Nunn had already paid more than $900, including the down payment and insurance costs. His first payment was due in just weeks, but he realized things will never get that far. “Nice ride for 21 days, but now it’s over,” Nunn said.



“Come Hear The Story of Jesus” 5421 Foley Rd. • 513-922-8363 Rev. Bob Overberg Sunday School..................................10:00a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ..................11:00a.m. Sunday Evening ..................................6:00p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study .........6:00p.m.

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Anderson Ferry & Foley Roads 513-451-3600 9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship and Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Praise Celebration and Junior Church nursery provided for both services

PRESBYTERIAN OAK HILLS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 6233 Werk Rd. (Enter off Werkridge) 922-5448 Rev. Jerry Hill 10:00 a.m Worship & Sunday School Nursery Care Avail.

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Know Options and Start Conversations about Care

Cindy: I worry about Mom since her surgery, and outside chores are more than Dad can handle.

>>> Companies such as A Caring Choice can customize services to meet each senior’s needs.

Kathy: Maybe they should move into a Continuing Care Retirement Community and have their own apartment. They can move from Independent Living to Assisted Living to Skilled Nursing Care within the same facility.

Continuing Care Retirement Community. Usually in one location:

Rick: But they won’t like downsizing or the hassles of moving, especially with the mortgage finally paid.

• Assisted Living, private living quarters with staff available to provide meals, housekeeping and dressing and grooming, and recreation activities and transportation available.

Cindy: I don’t want to wait until something bad happens. Remember our neighbor, Mr. Wright? He ended up in Skilled Nursing Care after a bad fall. Rick: And Aunt Mae always worried about Uncle Bernie getting lost on his walks. They didn’t call it Alzheimer’s then. Eventually he needed to be in a Dementia Care facility. Kathy: Let’s talk to Mom and Dad now, while they still have a choice about what to do.


Families are having similar conversations and helping aging parents figure out where they will be comfortable and what they can afford. Common options include: Aging in place. Seniors may be safe living alone or with someone else, but may need help with personal hygiene, preparing meals and household chores.

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• Independent Living, separate living quarters plus shared amenities such as a fitness center and salon.

• Skilled Nursing Care, for those in need of continual medical care. >>> Can the senior adjust to a new lifestyle, perhaps living in a smaller space or with limits on visitors or pets? Does the community offer needed services now?

The dealership picked up the car and returned Nunn’s money. Unfortunately, this is happening all too frequently to consumers. Dealerships, eager to sell vehicles and not let shoppers go home to think it over, are telling buyers to take the vehicles home – even though the loans may not be fully approved. That way the buyers can’t back out of the deal, but the dealerships can. To avoid this, my advice is to get a loan approved before you go to a dealership. Go to a local credit union or savings and loan associa-

tion and see how much they will give you for a car loan based upon your credit. Then, when you go shopping for a car, you’ll know how much money you have to spend. This way you won’t overspend, you may get a better interest rate and you won’t run the risk of having to return the vehicle because of financing problems. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

Fishing events get sponsor Bass Pro Shops is sponsoring all 2012 Hamilton County Park District fishing events. Their generosity includes Bass Pro Shops prizes for all the kids participating in: » Kids Fishing Derby at Triple Creek on Sundsy, April 29. » Adult/Child Tournaments at Sharon Woods on Saturdays, June 16, July 21 and Aug. 18. » Holiday Kids Tournaments at Lake Isabella on Monday, May 28, Wednesday, July 4, and Monday,

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care. Similar to Assisted Living, but with specially trained staff and facilities designed to help those with memory loss. >>> Will the senior be safe and treated kindly? Is the facility located conveniently for visitors?

Sept. 3. Bass Pro Shops gift cards that will also be given to the winners of: » Panfish Cup tournament at Miami Whitewater Forest and Winton Woods throughout the year. » To the angler who catches the biggest catfish in the New Moon Showdown at Miami Whitewater Forest on Sunday, May 20. » To the angler who catches the biggest bass during the Bass Series at Miami Whitewater Forest, Sharon Woods and Winton Woods throughout the year.

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DEATHS Rosella Szurlinski Bedinghaus, 97, died March 13. Survived by children Ronald (Ruth), Gerald (Shirley), Dennis (Toots) Bedinghaus, Joyce (Greg) Nolan; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Edward Bedinghaus, siblings Marian (James) Fritsch, Ralph Szurlinski. Services were March 16 at Our Lady of Lourdes. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 2832 Rosebud, Cincinnati, OH 45238 or Vitas Hospice, 11500 Northlake Drive, Suite 400, Cincinnati, OH 45249.

Fay Brinck Fay Justice Brinck, 85, died March 10. She was a longtime member of St. Antoninus Parish and Presentation Ministries. Survived by children Nancy Brinck (Larry) Sigler, Julie (Byron) Dozier, Joe (Cynthia) Brinck, Mimi (Mark) London, Lucy (John) Marcheschi; grandchildren Jim, Katie, Marty, Lauren, Tony, Chris, Melanie, Michelle, Maria, Will, Joseph, Alex, Jack, Nick, Mimi; greatgrandchildren Luke, Charlie, Jordyn, Makayla; sisters-in-law Patricia Justice, Lorraine Brinck; cousin Mace Justice. Preceded in death by husband Lawrence Brinck, brother Arnold Justice. Services were March 14 at St. Antoninus Church. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Antoninus Church, 1500 Linneman Road, Cincinnati, OH 45238.

Virginia Fisher Virginia Clark Fisher, Delhi Township, died March 14. She was a secretary. Survived by nieces Sharon (Jerry) Lawson, Dixie Roberts, Diane Klaus, Arlene “Gloria” (Harry) Fisher Nauman; nephew Patrick Clark; great-nieces Miranda Lawson, Sherrie Messer, Debbie Bachman, Doreen Walters. Preceded in death by husband Andrew Fisher, siblings Gerald, John, Walter Clark, Ruth Greder, Mildred Grutzmacher. Services were March 16 at the Baltimore Pike Cemetery Chapel. Arrangements by GumpHolt Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.

Battle. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. John’s Westminster Union Church, 1085 Neeb Road, Cincinnati, OH 45233, Llanfair Retirement Community Courtyard Fund, 1701 Llanfair Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45224 or Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

James Kostopoulos James Kostopoulos, Delhi Township, died March 13. He was owner of Delhi Chili. Survived by wife Dina Kostopoulos; children Nik (Dana), Chris (Erin), Kathy Kostopoulos; Kostopoulos grandchildren James, Hayden, Sophia, Zachary; brother Tom (Rose) Kostopoulos; nieces Jenny Adamson, Krysi Arnett. Services were March 16 at Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church or the American Diabetes Foundation.

Jean Kromme Jean Toerner Kromme, 87, Covedale, died March 11. Survived by children Barbara (Philip) Schumacher, Joann (Jake) Martz, Cynthia (Thomas) Janszen, Jeannette, John Kromme (Elizabeth), Michael (Salli) Kromme; grandchildren Philip (Laurie), Greg, Kurt, David (Hope) Schumacher, J.D., Julia, Tyler Martz, Jeremy (Theresa) Janszen, Jenny (Wes) Post, Jeff (Elizabeth) Janszen, Molly, Sammi, Abagayle, Bryan Kromme; brother James Toerner; 12 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Arthur Kromme, son Steven Kromme. Services were March 16 at St. Antoninus. 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 45263-3597.

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the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. She was a Sister of Charity of Cincinnati for 79 years. She taught high school Latin. Survived by many nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by siblings Sister Terence Marie, SC, Thomas, William, Edward, Daniel, Patrick, Josephine Mahoney, Kathleen Hohner. Services were March 16 in the Motherhouse Chapel. Memorials to: Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Retirement Fund, 5900 Delhi Road, Mount St. Joseph, OH 45051.

Stephen Miller Stephen P. Miller, 63, formerly of Delhi Township, died March 13. He was a pressman with Rosenthal Kauffman. Survived by wife Charlene Miller; children Danny (Amy), Daryl (Julie) Miller, Sarah (Mike) Oney; grandchildren Jamie, Luke, Benjamin, Adam, Emma; mother Theresa Miller; brothers Ken (Ellen), Bobby (Kathy), Jeff (Melody), Scott Miller; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father Robert Miller. Services were March 17 at St. Joseph (Old) Cemetery. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home.

Eula Richardson Services for Eula Wooten Richardson were March 13 at Eden Chapel United Methodist

Joyce Smith Joyce Stoughton Smith, 82, Delhi Township, died March 13. She was a homemaker Survived by children Donald (Anne), Dennis (Kim) Smith, Diana (Michael) Harris; grandchildren Jason (Jen), David, Donny (Kelly), Melissa, Jen (Dan); great-grandchildren Corbin, Kynlee; sister Dorinda Smith; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Donald Smith Sr. Services were March 17 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati-Western Hills or American Kidney Foundation.

Marie Stelzer Marie Stelzer, 89, Delhi Township, died March 5. She was a printer for American Book. Survived by daughter Donna (Ray) Gleason; grandson Michael (Karen) Gleason; greatgrandchildren Courtney, CJ

Gleason; siblings Dorothy (the late Cyril) Sweeney, Robert (Edna) Quatkemeyer; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Lee Stelzer, infant daughter Mary, parents Thomas, Carrie Quatkemeyer, siblings Carol (Robert) Bedinghaus, Thomas (Helen), James (Frieda) Quatkemeyer. Services were March 9 at Holy Cross Immaculata Church. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memrials to Holy Cross Immaculata Church.

George Stoll George W. Stoll, 96, Delhi Township, died March 11. He was a firefighter with the Cincinnati Fire Department. Survived by children Kenneth (Johnette), Allen Stoll (late JoAnn), George (Susan), James (Lori) Stoll, June (George) Phelps; brother Richard Stoll; 16 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by

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Deborah Schenkel Deborah Lynn Schenkel, 59, died March 11. Survived by mother Katherine Schenkel; siblings Dear sister of Kathy, Donna, Linda, Dan (Kathy), Lori, Michele; nieces and nephews Raymond (Shiela), Ronald Lanter, Billy, Kevin (Krista), Horace Ralston, Jenn (Chris) Owens, Jesse Schenkel; several great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father William Schenkel, neph-

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POLICE REPORTS DELHI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations James Doherty, 26, 3345 Stathem, driving under suspension at 6500 Hillside Ave., March 6. Patrick Ronan, 32, 3802 Dina Terrace, driving under suspension at 5900 Delhi Road, March 9. Carl T. Kirchner, 22, 2957 Wardall, driving under suspension at 4900 Delhi Road, March 9. Michael Bitter, 28, 4913 Ralph Ave. No. 2, driving under suspension at 5800 Delhi Road, March 10. Elyse L. Deaver, 27, 4044 Palos St., driving under suspension at 500 Pedretti Ave., March 11. Richard J. Cook, 27, 700 Ivyhill Drive, driving under suspension at 700 Ivyhill Drive, March 11. James W. Doherty III, 26, 3345 Stathem Ave. No. 6, driving under suspension at 663 Anderson Ferry Road, March 11. Megan M. Miller, 20, 4660 Fehr Road, assault at 974 Arborrun Drive, March 5. Neiko R. Ortiz, 20, 974 Arborrun Drive, assault at 974 Arborrun Drive, March 5.

Laura K. Mahan, 23, 6912 Gracely Drive, theft at 515 Hibernia Drive, March 6. Juvenile, 16, theft at 5025 Delhi Road, March 6. Juvenile, 13, theft at 5025 Delhi Road, March 6. Jeremy Townley, 28, 489 Sunland Drive, theft at 5025 Delhi Road, March 8. Jay B. Jackson, 33, 3429 Hillside Ave., disorderly conduct and resisting arrest at 4862 Delhi Road, March 9. Michael Stephens, 22, 413 Sunaire Terrace, drug offense at 5300 Delhi Road, March 9. Michael Riegler, 21, 2480 Queen City Ave. No. 2, drug offense and driving under suspension at 4250 Mount Alverno Road, March 10. Raven C. Carpenter, 18, 3914 Taft Ave., drug possession at 383 Anderson Ferry Road, March 11. Juvenile, 17, drug paraphernalia at 383 Anderson Ferry Road, March 11. Juvenile, 12, drug offense at 6345 Rapid Run Road, March 9. Juvenile, 14, drug offense at 6345 Rapid Run Road, March 9. Juvenile, 13, drug offense at 6345 Rapid Run Road, March 9.


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

Incidents/reports Breaking and entering Refrigerator, oven and range stolen from home at 5348 Plumridge Drive, March 6. Criminal damaging Window broken on vacant business at 5170 Delhi Road, March 6. Vehicle damaged when struck with eggs at 4402 Glenhaven Road, March 6. Rock thrown through window on vehicle at 1057 Hickok Lane, March 9. Misuse of credit card Victim had their credit card information used to make unauthorized purchases at 527 Happy Drive, March 9. Theft

Aluminum handicap lift and electric motors for handicap lift stolen from garage at 6734 Hillside Ave., March 5. Four air conditioning units stolen from vacant business at 5170 Delhi Road, March 6. CDs, jumper cables and miscellaneous tools stolen from vehicle at 5424 Delhi Road, March 6. Vehicle stolen from home’s driveway at 3920 Delhi Road, March 7. Apple iPod chords stolen from vehicle at 4991 Alvernovalley Court, March 9. Laundry detergent stolen from Dollar General at 4958 Delhi Road, March 10.


William Harper, born 1986, possession of drugs, 1918 Westmont Lane, Feb. 28. Jeffrey L. Wiiliams, born 1970, possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking, 1004 Academy Ave., Feb. 29. Loretta M. Veach, born 1959, possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking, 1004 Academy Ave., Feb. 29. Pierrie James, born 1988, trafficking, 3907 W. Liberty St., Feb. 29. Timothy Strickley, born 1991, possession drug abuse instruments, 585 Elberon Ave., Feb. 29. Troy Cromer, born 1985, obstructing official business, possession drug abuse instruments, possession of drug paraphernalia, 585 Elberon Ave., Feb. 29. Amanda Walker, born 1989, child endangering/neglect, drug abuse, misdemeanor drug possession, tampering with evidence, 1142 Considine Ave., March 1. Angela Harris, born 1985, assault, 3417 Warsaw Ave., March 1.

Jontae Roberts, born 1986, carrying concealed weapons, receiving a stolen firearm, 3609 Warsaw Ave., March 1. Kenny Killings, born 1961, criminal trespass, 3111 Price Ave., March 1. Robert Lee Wynn, born 1973, aggravated menacing, 920 Hawthorne Ave., March 1. Ronald A. Slusher, born 1968, intimidating a victim or witness, menacing by stalking, 5301 Glenway Ave., March 1. Ruffel J. Nix, born 1978, assault, criminal damaging/endangering, 728 Elberon Ave., March 1. Nicholas V. Rowland, born 1978, aggravated menacing, 2233 Quebec Road, March 2. Tony Mayne, born 1971, assault, domestic violence, 830 Nebraska Ave., March 2. Chasatey R. Schockley, born 1988, disorderly conduct, 3609 Warsaw Ave., March 3. Lateicha Clark, born 1980, assault, 826 Considine Ave., March 3. Rigoberto Manchame, born 1978, falsification, possession of an open flask, 3900 W. Liberty

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DEATHS Continued from Page B5 wife Betty Stoll, brother Robert

Stoll. Services were March 14 at St. Martin of Tours. Arrangements

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Pat Sudig Patricia R. “Pat” Sudig, 82, formerly of Delhi Township, died March 7. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Cindy (John) Miller, J. Gary (Dannette) Suding; grandchildren Ashley, Allison, Daniel, Megan, Rachel, Joe, Dylan; great-granddaughter Hailey; sister-in-law Clea “Toodie” Porter. Preceded in death by husband John Suding. Services were March 12 at Our Lady of Victory. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Diabetes Association.

DELHI TOWNSHIP ZONING COMMISSION The Delhi Township Zoning Commission will hold a public meeting on Wednesday evening, April 4, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the Delhi Township Administration Building, located at 934 Neeb Road, Delhi Township, Hamilton County, Ohio (Cincinnati, 45233). At this meeting the Commission will discuss adminis trative matters.


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Cheviot Savings Bank adding to its headquarters By Kurt Backscheider

Cheviot Savings Bank is expanding its corporate headquarters on Glenmore Avenue. The West Side financial institution is constructing a roughly 17,000-square-feet addition adjacent to its original bank building. Bank President Thomas Linneman said the addition will connect to the existing bank building and will house training facilities, conference rooms, administrative offices and the bank’s lending department. “Everybody’s excited,” he said. “This will give us a lot of facilities

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One lucky winner will receive four tickets to the Reds Opening Day game (April 5, 2012) and a $1,500 Visa® gift card. Winner will be selected in a random drawing Thursday, March 29, 2012. Brought to you by: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING. SUBJECT TO FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. The Enquirer’s Reds Experience Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky who are 18 years or older at the time of entry. Employees and contractors of The Enquirer (“Sponsor”), Gannett Co., Inc., Telereach, Inc., and each of their respective affiliated companies, and advertising and promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with, any such employees, are not eligible to enter or to win. The “Sweepstakes” will begin at 8:00 a.m. E.T. on Sunday, March 18, 2012 and all entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Phone Entry: Enter by calling one of the “Sweepstakes” official entry lines (888.207.0942, 888.207.0944, 877.207.0938) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. E.T. Monday – Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. E.T. Saturday – Sunday and completing all of the required information and following all instructions. All call-ins will receive a promotional offer from The Enquirer, no purchase necessary to win. In-Person Entry: Enter in person by completing an Official Entry Form available at The Cincinnati Enquirer, 312 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 during regular business hours and depositing your entry form in the entry box. One (1) entry per household. One (1) Grand Prize Winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries to be held on or about Thursday, March 29, 2012. One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive a Reds Experience including four (4) Cincinnati Reds tickets for the game on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 4:05 p.m. E.T. and one (1) $1,500 Visa gift card (ARV: $1,800.00). Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Winner will be notified by telephone on or about Thursday, March 29, 2012. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by the complete Official Rules and the decisions of the judges. For a copy of the prize winners list (available after Thursday, April 12, 2012) or the complete Official Rules, send a SASE to “Winners List/Official Rules” (as applicable), The Enquirer’s Reds Experience Sweepstakes, The Enquirer 312 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants release The Enquirer (“Sponsor”), Gannett Co., Inc., Telereach, Inc. and any other promotional sponsors from any claims, demands losses or liabilities arising in connection with the Sweepstakes, or the receipt or use of any prize awarded.

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