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Will be honored by 4C for Children By Kurt Backscheider

Bill Burwinkel’s commitment to helping area children succeed has once again earned him and his foundation an award. The East Price Hill resident and founder of the Adopt A Class

Foundation has been named a 2012 Champion for Children by 4C for Children, aregional resource in early childhood education and care. He’ll be presented the award at 4C’s annual Champions for Children Gala at the end of January. Burwinkel said it’s an honor to be recognized by 4C for Children. “They have such a long, long history in providing services to

children,” he said. He said he’s accepting the award on behalf of all the businesses and volunteers who are involved in the Adopt A Class program. Burwinkel “I’m only a facilitator,” he said. “I bring people together and then get out of the way and let people do the great

work they do.” In its seventh year, the Champions for Children award honors those who help children reach great heights. “4C is in a unique position to turn the spotlight on those who work to ensure a bright future for the children of our community,” said Sallie Westheimer, president and CEO of the 4C for Children. “By doing so, 4C hopes to inspire others to become involved



eter Matthews’ goal is to serve not only Eden Chapel United Methodist Church but the community of Sayler Park. The pastor joined the church in July when former pastor Nancy Ratz retired, and he said he has been motivated to help the church grow and remain and integral part of the community. “The notion of church growth is a myth without having the church be healthy. One of the things I’ve wanted to put a lot of emphasis on is church health and I think we do that by adopting our community,” he said. “Let’s adopt our community, let’s adopt our school, let’s be a part of our village council, let’s have our face in various places throughout this community. If people see us in the right places, they will see God in us in those places and be motivated to be where we are on Sunday morning.” The 40 year old said he hopes his back-door evangelism will make the residents of Sayler Park comfortable with the church and also want to get involved. “We just want to open our doors and open our hearts to the community,” he said. Matthews said the church works with families at Sayler Park School to provide assis-

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ABOUT THE CHURCH Eden Chapel United Methodist Church is at 150 Dahlia Ave. Sunday service is from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays the church hosts Family Night with a meal and Bible study from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The food pantry is open from 2 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. For more information, call 941-4183.

tance however they can. It will be giving away 75 turkeys for Thanksgiving. Additionally, it has a food pantry on Wednesday nights that serves anywhere from 25 to 35 families. He also talked about wanting to start a Narcotics Anonymous group in January. “We have to be a church that’s not afraid to get our hands dirty,” he said. “Sometimes you have to take risks to get rewards.” Perhaps the rewards can be seen in the increased number of parishioners at church. “I know for a fact that our Sunday service, the numbers have quadrupled,” he said. “In a place like Sayler Park, the thing that turns people isn’t rhetoric. People need to know that I’m going to be here and invest my time.” Church volunteer and

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Chili founder is grand marshal

New at Sayler Park Methodist church By Monica Boylson

in addressing our community’s continuing need to ensure that all children have a positive experience and are prepared for a success in school and life.” Burwinkel founded Adopt A Class in 2003 after his employees at National Marketshare Group in Lower Price Hill told him they wanted to do more to help students at Oyler School.

Pastor Peter Matthews stands in the Eden Chapel United Methodist Church sanctuary. The church was founded in 1877. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Eden Chapel United Methodist Church in Sayler Park MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

treasurer Karen Young, 51, who lives in Sayler Park, said that since Matthews began at the church “a sleeping giant has been awakened.” “With the outreach that is happening, people are comfortable to come here,” she said. “There was uncapped potential.” Matthews said he hopes to use that potential to the best of his abilities. “When I stand up there,” he said pointing to the pulpit, “I’m not trying to project my ideals or ambitions on you. I want us to know that we’re all in this together. Eden Chapel is saving my life in a number

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of ways because it’s teaching me that’s it’s not all about me, reminding me that there are people that are hurting, are in need and their needs are every more present and real.” He said he has many things he wants to do and programs to introduce to the residents of Sayler Park. “There are very few people who are willing to do history and be a part of history. We want to remind Eden Chapel and more importantly Sayler Park that there’s still some history left to be done,” he said. “I know I’m exactly where God wants me to be.”

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Sam Beltsos has been known to spend Thanksgiving mornings at his restaurant, preparing breakfast for his grandchildren before they had to take their place in line for the Price Hill Thanksgiving Day Parade. This year someone will have to make breakfast for him. Beltsos, the founder of Price Hill Chili, will serve as the grand marshal of this year’s parade. “It’s something new for me,” he said. “It was a surprise.” Cindy Armstrong, a West Price Hill Civic Club member who helps organize the annual parade, said Beltsos was named Beltsos the grand marshal, in part, because his restaurant is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. “Sam and his family are a great asset to the community,” Armstrong said. “His business in West Price Hill has been an important part of the neighborhood for 50 years.” Beltsos opened Price Hill Chili in 1962 with the help of his father-inlaw, Lazaros Noutsis. The restaurant has become a West Side landmark and a place where generations of families gather for good food and conversation. “I’m proud to be here 50 years with my family,” Beltsos said. He runs the restaurant with his sons, and he said he initially pushed to have them ride in the parade as the grand marshals. “They said, ‘No, Dad, you have to be the one,’” he said. The Price Hill Thanksgiving Day Parade begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 22. It starts at the intersection of Ferguson Road and Glenway Avenue, and makes its way down GlenSee MARSHAL, Page A2 Vol. 85 No. 45 © 2012 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED



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The nonprofit organization started with a few classrooms at Oyler, and has grown exponentially ever since. The mentoring program is designed to facilitate personal, sustained connections between members of the business community and students enrolled in pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade. The program helps establish mentor relationships

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way to Warsaw Avenue and ends at St. Lawrence Church. Armstrong said families are invited to stop in the St. Lawrence Parish

with the purpose of providing positive role models and developing practical and social skills for the students, and building the culture of philanthropy and teamwork for the business or community group. Burwinkel said Adopt A Class now has more than 280 businesses and community organizations serving as adopters, and they’ve adopted more than 400 classrooms throughout Greater Cincinnati and mentor more than 7,000 students. “We knew it was some-

thing special when we could no longer keep up with the phone calls from businesses that wanted to get involved,” he said. “It’s having a great impact on the kids.” He said a principal at one area school told him that before Adopt A Class when he would ask students what they wanted to be when they grew up many would say an NBA player or rapper. Now, because the students regularly interact with business professionals, he said the principal was pleased to tell him stu-

dents say they want to be engineers, accountants or police officers when he asks the same question. “It gives the kids a bigger world to dream in,” Burwinkel said. 4C is also honoring two other people with the Champion for Children award – Willie Carden Jr., who is the director of Cincinnati’s parks system; and Penny Pensak, who is the vice chairwoman for community impact at the United Way of Greater Cincinnati.

Center after the parade for refreshments and holiday activities. Coffee, hot chocolate and cookies will be available, the St. Lawrence choir will perform and children will enjoy the petting zoo, clowns, face painting and pictures with Santa Claus.

Beltsos said the parade is a very nice neighborhood event and it demonstrates the family-oriented atmosphere of the West Side. He said he looks forward to taking part in the parade as its grand marshal. “It’s a real honor,” Beltsos said.

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Businesses on Gracely Avenue are getting a new neighbor. What was once Oppelt’s grocery store and then a deli, the building at 6574 Gracely Ave. is being remodeled by Bridgetown resident Mark Walter. He said he plans to turn the building into a sandwich shop. “I want to give people in Sayler Park a place they can go for a good meal,” he said. Walter’s sandwich shop is going to be named Bud’s in honor of his late uncle. “There’s going to be a


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State Rep. Lou Terhar will continue representing West Side residents in the Statehouse. According to unofficial results from the Hamilton County Board of Elections, the Republican incumbent defeated Democratic candidate Steve Newsome on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Terhar, a Green Township resident who represents the 30th District in the Ohio House of Representatives, received 36,911 votes, while Newsome received 16,104 votes – about 70 percent to 30 percent in favor of Terhar. “I am pleased and humbled to be selected by the people of the 30th House District to serve as their surrogate in Columbus for the next two years,” Terhar said. He said his victory would not have been possible without the assistance of the many West Siders who volunteered for his campaign. “I appreciate the help of all the volunteers who worked so hard for me to be elected,” he said. A retired U.S. Navy commander, Terhar was appointed to the 30th House District seat in September 2011. He said he visited more than a dozen polling locations on Election Day, and he was glad to see strong voter turnout.

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Election night was a late one for Seton High School senior Sydney Roll. For her Senior Project, Roll decided to participate in the election process. The Senior Project, a capstone-like final project at Seton, allows students to choose a subject in which they are interested, research it and create a oncein-a-lifetime project-based experience. Roll, who turned 18 in September, was able to vote for the first time this year. “This seemed like the perfect project for me,” said Roll. “I have never been too involved in politics before, but after this project, I am thinking about studying it in college.” She volunteered for Gov. Mitt Romney’s campaign by calling voters and shadowing workers at the campaign office. On Election Day, Roll made calls to voters in Colorado reminding them to visit their polling place. She also found a unique way to involve her peers in the political process. Roll created two surveys that she administered to the student body. “The first survey asked which presidential candidate the students would vote for,” said Roll. “In the second survey, I asked the students what issues they wanted to learn more about.” With the results from

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the second survey, Roll held a mock-debate between a student posing as President Barack Obama and one posing as Romney. Following the mock debate, Roll allowed students to cast their vote for president on Election Day. The research paper is a big part of the Senior Project, as it helps the students demonstrate a learning stretch and connect their project to their schoolwork. For her research paper, Roll is trying to find out why people do not vote.

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Delhi branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County hosted a Halloween party for their young readers. Librarian, Katy Dettinger, who dressed as Snow White) had a spooky good time with her reading class.

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Lanes greased up for bowlers By Tom Skeen

The Elder Panthers bowling team is coming off a trip to the district tournament and returns juniors Patrick Sullivan and Nick Roth, who both averaged more than 185 pins last season. For what will be mostly a young team, the Panthers have only one senior in Andrew Oppenheimer, who was on the all Greater Catholic League alltournament team last season with the junior varsity squad. “Andrew is going to be a role player for us,” coach Dave Sievers said. “He is a great kid and gets along with all the guys. We are counting on him to contribute in a role (player) type of way.” Junior Eddie Sievers – the son of coach Sievers – was the high qualifier with a 195 average during tryouts. Other contributors will be freshman Jake Bailey, junior Josh Guy, who is a two-finger bowler, and sophomore Drew Robb. Robb was the secondhighest qualifier in tryouts and is a two-handed bowler. “I think we will be very competitive toward the end of the year,” Sievers said. “We are young and need to get some experience under our belts. We are going to bowl in some nice tournaments to get our feet wet and by the end of the year, we will be right there with everybody.” The Panthers get things under way Nov. 27 against Fenwick and Badin. At La Salle High School head coach Hollis Haggard and the La Salle Lancers take to the lanes looking to build off last year’s second-place finish in the GCL South. Sophomore Matt Nicholas could be one to watch based upon his stellar play last winter. As a freshman, Nicholas was sixth in the league with an average of 199.4. He’ll be joined by returning starters Eric Blessing and Will Mullen. Mullen rolled to a 190.4 average, while Blessing was in the mid-180s. Joe Shields should also be a key contributor as the Lancers try and win their first league title since 2006. La Salle opens the season

against Chaminade-Julienne and McNicholas at Colerain. The Mother of Mercy Bobcats bring back two bowlers from last season’s team that finished eighth at districts, including junior Sabrina Weibel, who made it to the state tournament as a sophomore. The other bowler back is Sarah Corso, who made it to districts last season and averaged 180. “They are much better bowlers now because they have been bowling all year round,” coach Mike McDonald said. “I call them bowling rats because they are here day-in and day-out, and they want it.” After the graduation of state bowler Amy Feie and two other seniors, the team has no seniors this season but features five juniors and one sophomore. According to McDonald, all his girls are within 10 pins of one another. Rounding out the team is Rachel Horn, Andrea Sizemore, Maddie Nieman and Mary Bowman. “My team is always pretty good because I have eight girls about 150 (average),” McDonald said. “I never have the best bowlers in town, but I always have good bowlers.” The Bobcats start their season Nov. 27. Both the Oak Hills boys and girls team’s get their season started Nov. 29 against Princeton. No other information was available before press time. After going 12-10 last season and finishing in third-place in the Girls Greater Cincinnati League Scarlet Division, the Seton Saints return their entire squad from a year ago. Jordan Schmidt is back for her senior year after being the lone Saint to qualify for districts last season. Joining her are fellow seniors Molly Piller and Jamie Merz. Juniors Sammie Prager and Lexi Neltner along with sophomores McKenzie Frommeyer and Ashley Hoinke round out the squad for the Saints. “We’ll be much more improved,” coach Jim Robb said. “I’m not saying we will be back to our state status form but hopeSee BOWLING, Page A7

Elder running back Chris Schroer scores a touchdown against Colerain in overtime as teammate Max Mazza (18) looks on. The Panthers lost to the Cardinals 35-34 in overtime Nov. 10 at Nippert Stadium. Schroer finished with two rushing scores. JOSEPH FUQUA II/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Panther senior ‘battlers’ brought team back By Tom Skeen

CLIFTON — In an “instant classic,” the Elder Panthers were on the wrong end of 35-34 overtime loss to Colerain Nov. 10 at Nippert Stadium on the campus of the University of Cincinnati in the Division I, Region 4 semifinals. After running back Chris Schroer carried multiple times to get the Panthers in the end zone on the opening possession of overtime, kicker Matt Murray missed the point after touchdown and the Panthers led 34-28. Cardinals quarterback L.A. Ramsby rushed for a 20-yard score, and with the PAT through the uprights, the season was over. “It was a great football game,” Elder coach Doug Ramsey said. “It was a lot of kids making a lot of big plays. Unfortunately they were able to make one more point than us, but our kids battled. It was a classic showdown.” It took late-game heroics for the Panthers to even get the ball

Elder wide receiver Joe Ramstetter catches a touchdown pass against Colerain defensive back Jalen Christian in the first quarter of the Panthers’ 35-34 overtime loss Nov. 10 at Nippert Stadium. Ramstetter finished with three touchdown receptions. JOSEPH FUQUA II/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

game to overtime. Trailing by eight with under 20 seconds remaining and facing a 4th-and-19 from the Cardinal 22,

quarterback Josh Moore tossed it up in the end zone for Joe Ramstetter and he was able to haul it on. On the two-point conversion it was Moore to Ramstetter again to tie the ballgame with 11 seconds remaining. “It was just throw it up and give Joe a chance,” Ramsey said about the fourth-down play. “He’s a great athlete and made a lot of great plays. Josh put it in a spot where he could get it and he went up and got it.” Although the Panthers may not see it this way, all was not lost. The Panthers had their first winning season in two years and were in the playoffs for the first time since the 2009, when they lost to Hilliard Davidson in the state semifinals. Moore, Ramstetter, Max Mazza and Jimmy White are a few names from a senior class that brought the Panthers back to the postseason. Moore tossed three touchSee ELDER, Page A7

Delhi resident helps Summit to state soccer title By Nick Dudukovich ndudukovich @ communitypress .com

COLUMBUS — “Surreal.”

That’s the way Summit Country Day head coach Barnard Baker described winning the Division III state boys soccer championship. The Silver Knights’ secured its second soccer trophy in school history by shutting out Gates Mills Hawken, 2-0, for the title at Crew Stadium Nov. 10. It’s the Silver Knights’ first boys soccer championship since 1999. Holding the opposition scoreless is nothing to new to the boys of the Summit. The squad didn’t allow a postseason goal despite playing a Murderers’ Row of competition. Five of the schools the Silver Knights had to take down en route to the title were ranked in the top 10 of the Ohio coaches’ poll. Baker said his program has usually taken an “attack” first

Summit senior Joey Kunkel heads a ball during the Silver Knights’ 3-0 win over Worthington Christian during the D-III state semifinals at Centerville Stadium Nov. 7. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

mentality — but that changed this season. “From our forwards to our goalie, we had a mantra — de-

fend first,” Baker said. Summit goalie Ryan Hall of Cleves played a big hand in propelling the Knights to a title, despite battling a shoulder injury that nearly kept him out of the state semifinal against Worthington Christian Nov. 7. But the senior persevered, and will leave Summit as the state’s career leader in shutouts with 47. “Ryan’s fearless and he’s tough and you’re never going to get this moment back,” Baker said. “I applaud him immensely.” Hall knows Summit’s defense wouldn’t have been as dominant if it weren’t for the guys who play in front of him. “Shutouts are never just me,” Hall told Gannett News Service. “It’s a team effort. Not giving up a goal in the entire tournament is unexplainable.” The combination of Jake Rawlings of Loveland, Joey Kunkel of Delhi Township, Jack Meininger of Mariemont and Ben Emery of Hyde Park have formed what Baker be-

lieves might be the best back line he’s ever seen during his time at Summit Country Day. “They’re the reason why we are here,” Baker said. GOAL!: Both of Summit’s goals in the state final came off the foot of senior Caelan Hueber of Newtown. The first one came off an unexpected pass from teammate Ben Emery. When Hueber took possession, he knew what to do. “I saw the goalie (in the middle) and I just figured I had to bury it,” he said. Moments later, he put the ball into the left corner pocket to put Summit up, 1-0. Hueber ended his varsity career with 15 goals during the 2012 campaign. He netted 35 in his varsity career. No shot: Summit had 20 shots, with eight on goal, while Hawken was held to just five shots and one, respectively. A great year: Rawlings began 2012 as a member of state championship basketball team, and he’ll leave the current year with a state soccer title.

ROSTER Ryan Hall of Cleves, GK, Sr. David Smith of Newtown, F/M, Sr. Jack Meininger of Mariemont, D, Sr. Ben Emery of Hyde Park, D, Sr. Christian Hay of Mt. Carmel, D, Jr. Mosi Clark-Cobbs of Greenhills, F, Sr. Matt De Jesus of Anderson Township, M/D, Jr. Robby Wellington of Hyde Park, M/D, Sr. Brandon Lorentz of Dent, M, Sr. Charlie Maciejewski of Dent, M, Fr. Jake Rawlings of Loveland, M, Sr. Carlos Garciamendez of Sycamore Township, F/M, Jr. Philip McHugh of Indian Hill, D, So. Austin Smythe of Mariemont, F, So. Isaiah Chapman of Mt. Airy, D/F, Jr. Theo Austin of North College Hill, M, Sr. Joey Kunkel of Delhi Township, D, Sr. Taylor Jones of Goshen, M, Jr. Caelan Hueber of Newtown, F, Sr. Matt Eustace of Hyde Park, D, Jr. Matt Meister of Hyde Park, D/GK, Jr. Brendan Jones of Goshen, M/F, Fr. Alex Fance of Hyde Park, GK, Jr. Varsity staff: Barnard Baker, Dan Cosgrove, Ryan Johnson, Terry Malone and Craig Salvati. Athletic trainer: Amber Gerken



SIDELINES Baseball camp

Registration is under way for a six-week baseball camp at Oak Hills High School starting Jan. 13. Oak Hills head coach Chuck Laumann will direct the program in conjunction with U.S. Baseball Academy. Classes are available for players in grades 1-12 and are limited to six players per coach.

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down passes in the game – all to Ramstetter - while Mazza finished second in the Greater Catholic League in receiving yards and set a new school record for receptions. White not only chalked up 364 rushing yards on the season, but he played quarterback in some pivotal Panther victo-

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fully by the end of the year we’ll be able to compete with the teams that go to state.” The Saints get their season under way Nov. 27 against Mercy. After winning a sectional title and missing out on the state tournament by two pins last season, the St. Xavier Bombers return starters Edward Runkel, Ben Weinberger and Jonny McQuity. Runkel and Weinberger are in their third year on the varsity squad. “Both Ben and Eddie are capable of averaging over 200,” coach Alan Runkel said.

Sessions are offered in advanced hitting, pitching, catching, fielding and baserunning at a cost of $99 for six weeks. Proceeds from the program benefit amateur baseball in the Oak Hills community. Space is limited. Visit, or call toll-free 866-6224487

ries, when Moore and backup Nick Peters were injured. “I’m proud of our guys,” Ramsey said. “They brought us back. We struggled the last couple of years and we kind of got back to being a team that people don’t want to play. That’s the thing with these seniors; I will always remember ... they were battlers and they brought us back.”

Senior Joey Francis will provide added depth after making a few appearances with the varsity team last season. His most notable appearance came when Runkel went down with an ankle injury against Elder and Francis stepped in and bowled a 279. After making the varsity squad as a sophomore, senior Andrew Cousineau missed out his junior season but is back as a senior. Jake Murnan, Anthony Hughes and Tucker Stafford will add solid depth. Runkel said, “Off the top we have at least three guys who can average over 200, which is a great nucleus. I don’t know how many other schools can say that.” The Bombers open Nov. 27 against Purcell Marian and Alter.

Walnut Hills girls soccer core back in 2013 West Side girls helped lead team to districts By Scott Springer

WALNUT HILLS — Despite a new league, difficult schedule and untimely injuries, the Walnut Hills girls soccer team which included several West Side girls - finished a successful season as Division I district runner-up. The Lady Eagles season came to a close Oct. 27 at Centerville with a 3-1 loss. It came after postseason victories over Colerain and Oak Hills from the Greater Miami Conference. Walnut Hills came into the tournament winning just one of their final five regular season games. The first four games of the month were losses to Milford, Mount Notre Dame, Turpin and Loveland. All four squads had notable tournament runs. “I normally like a tough schedule,” Walnut Hills coach Bob Muro said. “It just prepares the girls for better competition and makes them better all-around.” Finishing 9-7-3 was remarkable considering the health obstacles the Lady Eagles faced. Junior defender Morgan Shafer was injured and didn’t return until late in the year. When she did,

Carley Wallace (6) of Loveland and Mackenzie Richter of Walnut Hills get tangled up going for the ball in their game last month. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS leading scorer last year,” Muro said. “We’re not a high-scoring team by any means.” In between the physical ailments, Walnut Hills competed and had a 6-2-3 mark before the fourgame October skid. The Lady Eagles were led in scoring by junior Kat Cheng, sophomore Taylor Darks and junior Kaitlynn Kiehl. With nine juniors and eight sophomores on the

Muro estimates she was playing at 60 percent. Sophomore Scout LaCoe and freshman Lauren Richardson also didn’t return to the Lady Eagles defense until late in the year. While they were out, junior Gabrielle Brokamp had to move to defense after missing time herself. Offensively, junior forward Alexis Kiehl didn’t return to the lineup until October. “She was our second-



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squad, Muro only loses four seniors and a foreign exchange student off of this year’s team. Walnut Hills seniors were Clarisse Wean, Linnea Kremer, Aliya Siddiqi and Kelsey Cornett. “Next year should be a very interesting year,” Muro said. “The core of the team is back for a fourth year. We had five freshmen that started as freshmen and they will all be seniors next year.” Among those back will be current sophomore goalkeepers Olivia Grondin and Maddie Krebs. The two alternated games in the box for Walnut Hills. The platoon worked well. “Neither one of them was stronger than the other one,” Muro said. “Both had superb years. There were only two games where we gave up three goals.” Looking ahead, Muro would like to duplicate what the Walnut Hills boys did in 2012 and win an Eastern Cincinnati Conference title in 2013. Considering the schools in the league, it would be quite an accomplishment. “It better prepares us that they’re all tournament-bound teams,” Muro said of the ECC. “I’m very pleased with the league. With the parity in Cincinnati now, there’s in essence no easy game out there.”






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Where to find voting information I am nearly 70 years old, and I have gone to the polls to vote for as long as I can remember. I have also relied heavily on the League of Women Voters pamphlet “The Who and What of Elections” for clear and objectively presented information for as long as I can remember. Much to my dismay for the election of 2012, while reading through the LWV pamphlet, I discovered that my district for

state representatives (District 30) had only personal data for one candidate, namely, Steven Newsome, and nothing for his opponent Lou Terhar. What a disappointment. The League of Women Voters has done an excellent job for many, many years on informing voters on issues and candidates. Candidates are given a perfect opportunity to represent themselves: giving their relevant

background and qualifications for the office and explaining what they consider priorities and what they plan to do in Joyce Rogers COMMUNITY PRESS office. The inforGUEST COLUMNIST mation provided in the LWV pamphlet con-


Yard trimmings sites to close for the season Holly Christmann COMMUNITY PRESS GUEST COLUMNIST

» Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road, Colerain Township. Please keep the following guidelines in mind when dropping off your yard trim-

mings: » Landscapers and commercial establishments are not eligible to participate in this program. » No large trailers or trucks larger than pickups. » Cut brush and tree branches into lengths of 4 feet or less – branches must not exceed 1 foot in diameter. » Bundle brush and tree branches with a material such as twine – bundles must not be heavier than 50 pounds.



cared enough about informing voters about himself or herself. I strongly believe that candidates who ignore such an opportunity to provide information about themselves may not deserve my vote. After all, if I am ignored before they are elected, how much time will they spend on my concerns after they take office? Joyce Rogers lives in Covedale.

Planning early key to successfully aging in place

Bill Cavanaugh, principal of St. Dominic School, was the weekly Mystery Reader in Kathleen Habedank’s second-grade class. He read “Yo, Hungry Wolf!” a nursery rap by David Vozar. The book gives a different interpretation of the Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood and the Boy Who Cried Wolf, and was read rap style by the principal. THANKS TO DIANE MEYER

As autumn approaches and the leaves fall, you may be spending time clearing your yard of tree branches, brush and other yard trimmings. You can help reduce landfill waste by taking these items to our yard trimmings drop-off sites. These sites will close for the season on Nov. 25. The yard trimmings drop-off sites are free to Hamilton County residents with proof of residence (such as a driver’s license or utility bill). Sites are open Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Yard trimmings can be dropped off at the following locations: » Bzak Landscaping, 3295 Turpin Lane (off state Route 32), Anderson Township. It is also open Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. in addition to hours listed above. Closed Nov. 22. » Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Green Township

trasts favorably to the disinformation presented in a large percentage of television political messages. In my opinion, I have to say, “Shame on anyone who does not respond to the LWV opportunity to provide solid information about themselves.” Some offices that had only one candidate running for them had complete information about that candidate because he or she

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» Bring yard trimmings to the locations in containers or bags – brown paper bags preferred. » Containers and plastic bags will be returned. » No pallets, boards, nails, fence or wire accepted. » Hamilton County residents only. » All children must stay inside vehicles. The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District is a division of the Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services which also encompasses the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency. For more information, visit the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District online at, call 946-7766, or interact with us on Facebook and Twitter. Holly Christmann is program manager for the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District.

If walking down the stairs, taking a shower or even entering the house becomes difficult for you or someone you love, it may be time to create a plan to keep your home a safe place to live. In Hamilton County alone, falls are the third leading cause of injury-related deaths among senior adults over 65. And the chances of falling and being seriously injured in a fall increase with age. Seniors in our community want to stay in the comfort of their home where they have lived for a long time, in neighborhoods they cherish. In order to remain safely in the home, it’s essential to develop a solid plan now to allow a better chance to control the quality of life and independence, before circumstances suddenly change. A good first step is to consult a certified aging in place specialist to help and offer connection to other services and partners that may be needed. This is also an opportunity to lessen the burden on family members by outlining how needs will be met. Some of the decisions to consider include: » How long you plan to remain at home. » If you need major home remodeling or just a few changes, like ramps or grab bars. » The quality and price of the home modifications you may need.

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» What your wishes are for major life events like sudden illness or disability. » Personal support (balJere McIntyre ancing work COMMUNITY PRESS and family GUEST COLUMNIST responsibilities of care giving). Unsure of where to start? First, start at the curb and consider how you enter the home. Next, walk through your house or the home of a loved one to assess risk factors and ways to prevent them. Here are some quick tips: Make sure the entrance is well lit. Review how easy it is to enter or exit the home, especially for people with mobility issues. Consider adding a ramp to help with access but be sure to follow your local building code. Ensure proper lighting throughout the house both inside and outside. Add auto-on lighting in the hallways and bathrooms. Clear unnecessary clutter from any walking areas inside and outside the home. Add grab bars, tub matts, and non-skid matts in and next to the tub and shower. Install a flip-down grab bar or floor-to-ceiling pole next to the toilet. Add a hand-held shower wand and holder, adjustable seat and safety rails. Consider replacing existing hinges with off-set hinges to create wider doorways; replace door knobs with levers. Use a step stool with a handle to reach in cabinets. Keep frequently used items in a drawer or easy to reach area. Remove loose carpet or rugs that can cause trips. The statistics are startling. Every 15 seconds, an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury. The good news is you can help prevent falling and other safety risks by taking a few simple steps to keep yourself or an older adult in your life safe. Jere McIntyre is a certified aging in place specialist and the director of modifications for Whole Home. If you need help building your plan and want to discuss aging in place options, call 482-5100 or visit

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.

L IFE A thank you to veterans COMMUNITY PRESS



By Kurt Backscheider

Students and staff at Oak Hills High School came together once again to pay tribute to area veterans and active military servicemen and women. The school hosted its annual Veterans Day ceremony Thursday, Nov. 8. More than 100 veterans and active military personnel gathered in the gymnasium for a program in which students and staff thanked them for their service. U.S. Army Capt. Paul Limpert, a West Point graduate who served in Desert Storm and was awarded the Bronze Star, gave the keynote speech. Limpert now teaches business at Oak Hills. Students made signs thanking the veterans, and gave them a standing ovation as they walked into the gym for the ceremony. Several students also worked together to create video montages honoring our military members. The veterans in attendance were treated to a free breakfast before the ceremony and a free lunch when it was over. Some veterans hung around afterward to visit classrooms and share their experiences with students.

Students at Oak Hills High School waved signs and gave a standing ovation to area veterans as they made their way into the gymnasium for the school’s annual Veterans Day ceremony. More than 100 veterans attended this year’s program, which took place Thursday, Nov. 8. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Green Township residents Garland Bradley, left, and Jack Snyder salute the flag during the national anthem at annual Veterans Day ceremony at Oak Hills High School. Bradley served in the U.S. Army from 1939-1961, and Snyder served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Members of the Ohio Army National Guard served as the color guard for the Veterans Day ceremony at Oak Hills High School on Thursday, Nov. 8. The soldiers are, from left, Sgt. 1st Class Mark Hobbs, Staff Sgt. Nathan Wainscott, Staff Sgt. Michael Miller and Sgt. 1st Class Richard Hance. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Oak Hills High School band members Tanner Wright, left, and Emma McCarthy, both of whom are juniors and play the clarinet, join the band in playing patriotic music at the school’s annual Veterans Day ceremony. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Delhi Township residents Don Osterfeld, left, and Charles Kleiner talk with one another during the annual Veterans Day ceremony at Oak Hills High School. Osterfeld, a U.S. Navy veteran, and Kleiner, a U.S. Air Force veteran, are both members of the Delhi Veterans Association. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Edward Burke, a Green Township resident who served in the U.S. Army during World War II, stands at attention during the playing of taps at the Veterans Day ceremony at Oak Hills High School. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

U.S. Army Capt. Paul Limpert, a West Point graduate and Desert Storm veteran who earned the Bronze Star, addressed students, staff and veterans as the keynote speaker at Oak Hills High School’s Veterans Day ceremony. Limpert is a business teacher at the high school. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, NOV. 15 Exercise Classes Spintensity, 5:45-6:45 p.m., Western Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Intense cycling class with boot camp intervals throughout. First class free. Ages 13 and up. $8.50-$10 per class. Presented by SpinFit LLC. 4514920. Westwood.

Films TCM Presents: To Kill a Mockingbird, 7-9:30 p.m., Rave Motion Pictures Western Hills 14, 5870 Harrison Ave., In celebration of Universal’s 100-year anniversary. $12.50. 574-4315; Dent. Twilight Saga Marathon, 11:30 a.m., Rave Motion Pictures Western Hills 14, 5870 Harrison Ave., “Twilight” at 11:30 a.m. “New Moon” at 2 p.m. “Eclipse” at 4:45 p.m. “Breaking Dawn Part 1” at 7:15 p.m. “Breaking Dawn Part 2” at 10 p.m. Includes 20-minute intermissions between each film. $25. 574-4315; Dent. Twilight Breaking Dawn Double Feature, 7 p.m., Rave Motion Pictures Western Hills 14, 5870 Harrison Ave., “Breaking Dawn Part 1” at 7:15 p.m. “Breaking Dawn Part 2” at 10 p.m. $15. 574-4315; Dent.

Health / Wellness Free Diabetes Hearing Screenings, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., The Place for Better Hearing, 3302 Westbourne Drive, In honor of American Diabetes Month, free hearing screenings throughout November for people with diabetes. Weekend appointments available upon request. Free. Appointment required. 922-0123; Green Township.

Senior Citizens 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, NOV. 16 Art & Craft Classes Make a Card Class, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Panera BreadWestern Hills, 5555 Glenway Ave., Make a stack of embellished cards. All supplies provided except adhesive. Register by calling 515-9191 or e-mailing $12. Presented by Ink-A-Hoots. 347-6899. Westwood.

Community Dance River Squares, 7:30-10 p.m., Miami Whitewater Township Firehouse, 6736 Ohio 128, Plus-level square dance and round dance club. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Miamitown.

Craft Shows Ladies of Victory’s Ladies’ Night Out, 7-11 p.m., Our Lady of Victory School, 808 Neeb Road, Convocation Center. Shopping extravaganza. Crafters, artists and vendors. Ages 21 and up. Benefits Ladies of Victory. Presented by Ladies of Victory. 382-5308; Delhi Township.

Exercise Classes FitChixx™, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, 6720 Home City Ave., Full-body workout consisting of weights, cardio and core work. All ages and abilities welcome. $45 per month. Presented by FitChixx™. 205-9772; Sayler Park.

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.

SATURDAY, NOV. 17 Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Hamilton County residents may drop off yard trimmings. Free to all Hamilton County Residents. Bring proof of residency. Landscapers and commercial establishments not eligible to participate. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7766; Green Township.

Craft Shows Craft Fair and Bake Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 5841 Werk Road, Lunch available with proceeds benefiting the Gloria Dei youth group. Benefits Living Hope Transitional Home. 922-5590; Bridgetown. Oak Hills Holiday Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Oak Hills High School, 3200 Ebenezer Road, More than 150 crafters. Concessions available. Benefits Oak Hills Band Association. $2. Presented by Oak Hills Band Association. 941-8342. Green Township.

Exercise Classes Gymbo’s Boot Camp, 10-11 a.m., Gymbo’s Personal Training and Fitness Center, 6037 Harrison Ave., Aerobic, resistance and plyometric training. All ages and fitness levels welcome. 5058283. Green Township.

Music - Benefits Evening in Vegas with Mike Davis, 5:30-11 p.m., St. Ignatius of Loyola School, 5222 North Bend Road, Includes buffet dinner, drinks and table games. Ages 21 and up. Benefits St. Ignatius of Loyola School building fund. $45, $40 advance. 389-3242, ext. 2436; Monfort Heights.

Music - Blues Ralph and the Rhythm Hounds, 9 p.m., Another Bar, 250 S. Miami Road, Featuring Noah Cave. Ages 18 and up. Free. 378-2961. Cleves.

Reunions Mother of Mercy Class of 1982 Reunion, 7 p.m.-midnight, Holy Grail Tavern & Grille West, 1278 Ebenezer Road, Includes beverages and appetizers. $10. Presented by Mother of Mercy Class of 1982. 941-5555; Delhi Township.

SUNDAY, NOV. 18 Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 946-7766; Green Township.

Exercise Classes Yoga, 4-5 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Strengthen, stretch and tone with gentle postures that release tension rand support the integrity of the spine. Family friendly. $7 walk-in; $120 for 10 classes. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.

MONDAY, NOV. 19 Community Dance

Bob Cushing, 7-9 p.m., Legends, 3801 Harrison Ave., Free. 6621222; Cheviot.

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. 662-9109; search/facility.aspx?id=40. Westwood.

Senior Citizens

Exercise Classes

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

Zumba, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Wear comfortable workout attire and gym shoes. Bring water. $5. Presented by Deb’s Fitness Party. 205-5064;

Health / Wellness Free Diabetes Hearing Screenings, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., The Place for Better Hearing, Free. Appointment required. 922-0123; Green Township.

Music - Acoustic

Green Township. Strengthening, Flexibility and Core Class, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Enter at rear of building. Enhance flexibility and strengthen all major muscle groups and core using bands, balls and weights. $7. 923-1700; Monfort Heights. FitChixx™, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; Sayler Park.

Health / Wellness Free Diabetes Hearing Screenings, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., The Place for Better Hearing, Free. Appointment required. 922-0123; 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.

TUESDAY, NOV. 20 Exercise Classes Pilates Mat Class, 11 a.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Taught by Judy Feazell. $15 drop-in; $120 for 10 classes. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.

Health / Wellness Free Diabetes Hearing Screenings, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., The Place for Better Hearing, Free. Appointment required. 922-0123; Green Township.

Music - Acoustic Bob Cushing, 8 p.m., Dew Drop Inn, 8956 Harrison Ave., 3531854. Cleves.

Senior Citizens 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, NOV. 21 Dance Classes Dance Class, 4:30-8:30 p.m., Douce Dance Studio, 3772 Shady Lane, Dance instructions. Ages 2 1/2-adult. Tap, ballet, jazz/hiphop, gymnastics, baton twirling. $25 monthly. Registration required. 941-0202. North Bend.

Exercise Classes Women and Weights, 5:15-6 p.m., Western Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Program specifically designed for women. Maintain bone density, increase metabolism and discover health benefits of weight training. $7.50-$10. Presented by SpinFit LLC. 451-4920; Westwood. Power and Pump, 6-7 p.m., Western Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Simple, yet challenging cardiovascular and strength training exercises combined for total body workout. $7.50-$10. Presented by SpinFit LLC. 451-4920; Westwood. Beginners Ashtanga Class, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Practice gentle progression of postures to ease

Alan March and Kris Smith of the Oak Hills Band Association check out the baskets available for fundraising raffles at last year’s Oak Hills Holiday Craft Show. This year’s is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Oak Hills High School, 3200 Ebenezer Road. Admission is $2. For more information, call 941-8342. FILE PHOTO. into a fulfilling Ashtanga practice. $50 for 10 classes. Reservations required. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. 675-2725; Delhi Township. FitChixx™, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; Sayler Park.

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Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Price Hill Health Center, 2136 W. Eighth St., Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 6863310; Price Hill. Free Diabetes Hearing Screenings, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., The Place for Better Hearing, Free. Appointment required. 922-0123; Green Township.

Senior Citizens Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3853780. Green Township. Vintage Artist, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Place for artists to paint together. Beginners welcome. Bring own supplies. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Knitting and Crocheting, 10-11:30 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Knit or crochet blankets for Project Linus. Yarn provided. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Wood Carving, 1-3 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Carve with Greenwood Chippers. Many different techniques used: relief carvings, scroll saw, figurines. Bring own tools. For seniors. Free. 3853780. Green Township. Wii Bowling, 2-3:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Zumba Gold, 1-2 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Modified Zumba for seniors with standing and chair participation. For seniors. $3, $25 for 10 classes. Presented by Deb’s Fitness Party. 205-5064; Green Township.

FRIDAY, NOV. 23 Community Dance Butler Squares, 7:30-10 p.m., Miami Whitewater Township Firehouse, 6736 Ohio 128, Plus-level square dance club open to all experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Miamitown.

Exercise Classes FitChixxTM, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; Sayler Park.

Health / Wellness Free Diabetes Hearing Screenings, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., The Place for Better Hearing, Free. Appointment required. 922-0123; Green Township.

Senior Citizens Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3853780. Green Township. Arthritis Exercise, Noon-12:45 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, $28 annual fee. 385-3780. Green Township.

SATURDAY, NOV. 24 Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 946-7766; Green Township.

Exercise Classes Gymbo’s Boot Camp, 10-11 a.m., Gymbo’s Personal Training and Fitness Center, 505-8283. Green Township.

Nature Jupiter: Second Only to Our Sun, 8-10 p.m., Cincinnati Astronomical Society Observatory, 5274 Zion Road, Information and viewing of Jupiter, the second largest object in our solar system (weather permitting). Free. Presented by Cincinnati Astronomical Society. 941-1981. Cleves.

SUNDAY, NOV. 25 Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 946-7766; Green Township.

Exercise Classes Yoga, 4-5 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, $7 walk-in; $120 for 10 classes. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.

MONDAY, NOV. 26 Community Dance Arabian (Belly) Dance, 6:307:30 p.m., Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, $40 for four classes. Registration required. 662-9109; facility.aspx?id=40. Westwood.

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Zumba, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, $5. 205-5064; Green Township. Strengthening, Flexibility and Core Class, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, $7. 923-1700; Monfort Heights. FitChixxTM, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; Sayler Park.

Health / Wellness Free Diabetes Hearing Screenings, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., The Place for Better Hearing, Free. Appointment required. 922-0123; Green Township.

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

TUESDAY, NOV. 27 Exercise Classes Pilates Mat Class, 11 a.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, $15 drop-in; $120 for 10 classes. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.

Health / Wellness Free Diabetes Hearing Screenings, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., The Place for Better Hearing, Free. Appointment required. 922-0123; Green Township.

Music - Acoustic Bob Cushing, 8 p.m., Dew Drop Inn, 353-1854. Cleves.

Senior Citizens Quilting, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3853780. 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, 385-3780. Green Township. Stability Ball, 9:30-10 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 385-3780. Green Township. Euchre, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3853780. Green Township. Pattern Dancing, 1-2:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, Free. 385-3780. Green Township.



Brigadeiros double as dessert, holiday gift from the kitchen When I opened “America’s Test Kitchen DIY Cookbook” ($26.95), I intended to skim through it for a couple of minutes. An hour later I was still reading. This is going to be a book that I turn to again and again. The staffers share their favorite from scratch recipes, so that you can make storebought staples and gourmet faves right in your own kitchen. Oven-dried Rita tomatoes, Heikenfeld refrigerRITA’S KITCHEN ator jams, potato chips, pickles, condiments, root beer, salted caramels, even your own harissa and Worcestershire sauces are just a few of the treasures. The recipes have been tested a bunch of times so you know they’ll work for you the first time. Their brigadeiros recipe intrigued me. Doubles as a dessert and gift from the kitchen!


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3 cups white rice 2 tablespoons each olive oil and butter 2 cups chopped celery 2 generous cups chopped onion 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 bay leaf 1 pound Italian sausage, or your favorite 8-10 oz. mixed mushrooms, sliced 1 very generous teaspoon each dried rosemary and dried thyme, or more to taste Salt and pepper to taste 1 bunch green onions, sliced

For Erin P. She wrote: “I need a quantity recipe to feed a crowd. We’re making Thanksgiving dinners for the needy and I’d like a rice side that’s different and holds up well.” This is a class favorite, easily divided in half. 7-8 cups chicken broth 1 cup wild rice

Bring 7 cups broth to a boil. Add wild rice, cover and cook 15 minutes. Add white rice and continue to cook 20 more minutes, or until rice is done. If necessary, add a bit more broth as needed while rice is cooking. Meanwhile, sauté onions, celery, bay leaf and garlic in butter just until crisp tender. Add sausage, mushrooms, rosemary and thyme. Cook until sausage is done. Drain any grease. Combine sausage mixture with rice. Season to taste. Remove bay leaf. Serve with green onions sprinkled on top. Serves 10-12 generously.

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baked yeast rolls to die for.” I haven’t tried this, but it makes a lot. Freeze after baking. 21⁄2 pounds all-purpose flour ⁄2 cup dry milk 1 ⁄2 cup sugar 11⁄2 tablespoons salt 1 ⁄4 cup instant yeast 3 cups lukewarm water 3 ⁄4 cup melted, cooled butter or shortening 1

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BRIEFLY One reason the holiday season is our favorite time of year is because it seems to bring out the best in all of us – whether helping a neighbor, a family member or a complete stranger. One of our holiday traditions is recognizing those who make their neighborhood and community better – not just in November and December, but all year long. E-mail your nomination to with “Neighbors Who Care” in the subject line. Make sure to include information about how to contact your nominee, a photo if you have one and your name, community and contact information, including a day-time phone number. The deadline is Friday, Dec. 7. Questions? Call Marc Emral at 513-853-6264.

Oak Hills brings Pooh to life

lege of Mount St. Joseph, Michael Henson, local author, musician and activist, and Sherry Cook Stanforth, of Thomas More College, will perform a multi-genre presentation that melds elements of original story, song, poetry, art, and theater as it addresses the issue of mountaintop removal coal mining. The presentation is free.

Food, clothing, books, toy drive

The Delhi Civic Association will conduct its annual food, clothing, book and toy drive form noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, at the Delhi Park Lodge in Delhi Park, 5125 Foley Road. Canned and non-perishable food items, cleaning supplies and personal hygiene products along with new or used clothing for all ages will be accepted. New or used books and toys in good condition will also be accepted. All items re-

“The House At Pooh Corner” will be presented by the Oak Hills High School Drama Club at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15-18, with a special matinee at 3 p.m. Sundya, Nov. 18, at the high school, There will be a story time with the characters before each presentation. There also will be face painting, photo ops, and a special performance by the Ambassador Jazz Ensemble. Tickets are $8 for adults; $5 for children under 12 and and senior citizens. To reserve tickets or more information, call 513720-5516.

ceived will be donated to the Anderson Ferry Food Pantry on Greenwell Avenue in Delhi Township. Anyone who would like to participate and is unable to do so on Sunday, Nov. 25 may drop off their items at any of the three Delhi Township Fire stations at any time during November.

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DEATHS Jim Griffiths John J. “Jim” Griffiths, 78, Green Township, died Oct. 31. He was a realtor with Star One and West Shell. He was an Air Force veteran and a member of St. Antoninus Parish. Survived by wife Mary Lou Griffiths; children John (Tina), Dave, Griffiths Mike, Jay Griffiths, Connie (Rick) Weiskittel; grandchildren Sophia, Evan, Brent, Kilee, Cole, Nicole (Tyler) Katon; sisters Jeanne Jaspers, Alice Henkel, Marge (Bill) Kolb. Services were Nov. 3 at St. Antoninus. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Jude Children’s

Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905, American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 163549, Columbus, OH 432163549 or Elder High School, 3900 Vincent Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205.

Theresa LaFleur Theresa Zimmerman LaFleur, 94, died Nov. 3. She worked for Little Sisters of the Poor and was a private domestic caretaker. Survived by sons George Sr. (Rose), Michael LaFleur; daughters-inLaFleur law Pat, Mary; grandchildren Maria (Tim) Thacker, Kevin, Jeffrey LaFleur;

great-grandchildren Destinee, Britanee, Emilee Thacker, Sierria Arionna LaFleur. Preceded in death by husband Andrew LaFleur, children Andrea, Larry, grandson George Jr. Services were Nov. 9 at St. Martin of Tours. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: Little Sisters of the Poor, 476 Riddle Road, Cincinnati, OH 45220.

Tish Marchioni Titian “Tish” Marchioni, 91, died Nov. 3. Survived by children Donna (Bill) Riley, Karen (Tim) Knoll, Tom (Karen) Marchioni; grandchildren Bill (Cindy), Shawn Riley, Bridget (Spencer) RileyGillis, Tim (Ellen), Scott (Becky), Nicholas (Lindsey) Knoll, Theresa (Rick) Rudnick, Ryan Marchioni; brother Bob (Ruth) Marchioni;

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Irvin Miller Irvin Miller, 85, Delhi Township, died Oct. 24. Survived by wife Virginia Lee Miller; son Bruce I. Miller. Services were Nov. 17 at the Liberty Riverview Nursing Home. Memorials to: Old Friends Equine, 1841 Paynes Depot Road, Georgetown, KY 40324.

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Robert Stocker Robert Stocker, 77, Green Township, died Nov. 7. He was an architect. Survived by daughters Martha Stocker, Sue (Mike) Melaragno; grandchildren Drew, Sarah, Emily; brother Lawrence (Teresia) Stocker. Preceded in death by wife Sara Stocker. Services were Nov. 12 at St.

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Mark Koerner, Oak Hills school teacher, dies at 67 By Monica Boylson

Thank-yous and goodbyes to Mark Koerner are on the marquees at several schools in the Oak Hills Local School District reminding the community that he won’t soon be forgotten. The former C. O. Harrison Elementary principal died on Oct. 31. He was 67. “He was the spirit of C. O. Harrison,” said kindergarten teacher Holly Asman. “He was always someone to look up to.” He served in the school district for 36 years before retiring in 2004. His last 18 years with Oak Hills were spent as the principal of C.

O. Harrison Elementary. He lived in Green Township. “This was like his house and when he left it didn’t feel like his house,” kindergarten teacher Donna Steioff said. “He knew every family that came through these doors and he made sure that he knew you and made you feel like a guest in his home.” Family was important to Mr. Koerner who was a husband, father of two and grandfather of five. But his wife Vicky said that for him family was not as important as God. “He loved God first and his family second,” she said. “His faith was very

important to him.” He and his wife attended Whitewater Crossing Christian Church, Koerner previously Westwood Cheviot Church of Christ, for 47 years, 35 of which he served as a choir director. Senior minister David Vaughan said Mr. Koerner was an intuitive leader, a people person and an example of Christianity. “For Mark his relationship with God was a relationship not a religion. It wasn’t just something he

did on Sunday,” Vaughan said. “He was the real deal, no doubt about it.” His character was also evident to those he worked with at Cincinnati Christian University. Mr. Koerner was the director of Alumni Ministries at the college for eight years following his work in the Oak Hills district and he had recently started to work as an executive administrator. “He was an encourager, a wise experienced leader and a big help to all of us,” Cincinnati Christian University President David Faust said. “The big emphasis of Mark’s work was developing the character of the individual and the culture of the work environment.” Faust said the college has developed a Mark Koerner Education Scholarship in his honor. “We will be raising scholarship dollars for oth-

ers to follow in his footsteps,” he said. Mr. Koerner’s daughter Jenna Pollock of Perrysbuyrg, Ohio, followed in her father’s footsteps working as a public school teacher and now as an instructor at Bowling Green State University. “He was my go-to if I ever had a question, an issue or an idea, I would always call him first about that,” she said. “It was just so helpful to know that I could call him to get advice.” Many staff at C. O. Harrison considered Mr. Koerner to be a mentor and someone to rely on. “His strong character and faith in God was felt here,” 51-year C. O. Harrison music teacher Ruth Schoenhoeft said. “That made us better than ever. He brought the best out of everyone.” Secretary Debbie Ellis

said that his character was one to be emulated. “He was someone to look up to,” she said. “His motto was if you always do a little more than what’s expected you will be successful.” Vicky Koerner said one his greatest successes was showing love to others. “He just loved people in general,” she said. “It was like a party everyday.” Besides his wife and daughter, he is survived by his son Jason (Maria) Koerner Of Lexington, Ky.; grandchildren Brooklyn, Emma, Savanah, Jimmy, Trevor. Services have been held. Memorials made be made to Cincinnati Christian University, 2700 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45204, or Whitewater Crossing Christian Church, State Route128, Cleves, OH 45002.


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DELHI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Joseph Gray, 41, 43231 St. Lawrence, driving under suspension at 400 Pedretti Ave. , Oct. 29. Thomas H. Brock II, 25, 805 Harris, Apt. 3, driving under suspension at 502 Pedretti Ave., Oct. 29. Brandon J. Rowe, 30, 6120 Cleves Warsaw Pike, driving under suspension at 4952 Duebber Drive, Oct. 30.

Grover C. Davis, 33, 781 Clanora Drive, Apt. 6, driving under suspension at 470 Pedretti Ave., Oct. 30. Joseph P. Adams, 26, 217 21st, driving under suspension at 470 Pedretti Ave., Oct. 30. Butch A. Stanfield, 36, 410 Garvey, falsification at 4300 Mayhew, Oct. 29. Eric R. Irvine, 25, 4161 Copperfield Lane, theft at 261 Ihle Drive, Oct. 30. Jason E. Murray, 32, 5340 Whitmore Drive, drug offense at 5000 Delhi Road, Nov. 3. James M. Allen III, 32, 1661 Gilsey, theft at 1079 Bandanna Drive, Nov. 4.


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Oct. 31. GPS stolen from vehicle at 4244 Copperfield Lane, Nov. 1. Suspect attempted to steal breakfast sandwiches at 4905 Delhi Road, Nov. 2. GPS stolen from vehicle at 5809 Fourson Drive, Nov. 3. GPS and DVD player stolen from vehicle at 501 Welland Drive, Nov. 3. Landscape lights stolen at 869 Beechmeadow Lane, Nov. 4. Jewelry and gym bag stolen at 824 Suncreek Court, Nov. 4.

Cincinnati District 3 Arrests/citations Jammie Lee Dotson, born 1959, criminal trespassing, 3626 Warsaw Ave., Oct. 1. Arielle D. Copeland, born 1990, criminal damaging or endangering, 3745 Westmont Drive, Oct. 24. Astarr Little, born 1984, criminal damaging or endangering, 3211 Warsaw Ave., Oct. 24.

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The 29th District of the Ohio House of Representative will change hands, but there will still be a Blessing name in Columbus. Republican Louis W. Blessing III, known as Bill, won his first bid for public office, defeating Whitewater Township Trustee Democrat Hubert Brown. Blessing is the son of incumbent State Rep. Louis W. Blessing Jr., who has held the seat for 20 years, with a seven-year break during which he served in the Ohio Senate. He was unable to run becuase of term limits. According to unofficial results from the Hamilton County Board of Elections, Blessing won 30,786 to 19,018 or 61,82 percent to 38.18 percent. There were 74,816 registered voters in the 29th District, and turnout was 72.65 percent. Sayler Park of part of the the 29th District. “It feels good to have the victory, but I don’t look at it as a mandate,” he said. “I know it’s important to find a way to work with the other party if we are going to get things done. I am thankful for the great opportuni-



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ty to represent the people of this district.” Blessing, 31, is eager to start the Blessing challenge of representing the 29th District. He says he believes jobs and education are the two priority issues in his district. When he heads to Columbus, he says he will look for ways to work with Democrats to get things done. “There is no way this can work without finding a way to cooperate,” he said. “I think my dad did a great job of it, and set a good example. You have to find a way.” Brown, who had years of experience as a Whitewater Township trustee, said obviously, he is disappointed. “After 17 years as a township trustee, I felt I understood the issues facing our townships and communities and I wanted to address those issues in Columbus,” he said. “The campaign was enjoyable. I enjoy meeting people. I went to every festival, every event, township meet-


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ings, community meetings, candidate forums, and more. The people I met were wonderful and supportive. I have many new friends. “In 10 months of campaigning, I only saw my opponent once: Sunday evening at the Taste of Colerain. I attended many candidate forums; he did not show up at any of them. There was no comparison of ideas, no debate of issues, and no discussion. “I wish Mr. Blessing well and congratulate him on becoming the 29th District State Representative.”

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