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Retailers hoping for strong season By Kurt Backscheider

As Christmas quickly approaches, some local retailers are reveling in the holiday shopping season while others are hoping business picks up in the final days of the season. “The sales have been booming,” said Rick Brooks, co-owner of Rockin’ Rooster Comics & Games, 5000 Glenway Ave., Price Hill. “I’d say we are doing much better than what we expected given the state of the economy.” Brooks, who has worked in the comic book industry for 20 years, said he and his business partner opened their comics store about three years ago in Cheviot and moved to a larger space in Price Hill about one year ago. The shop sells comic books and card games, like Magic the Gathering, action figures, T-shirts and role-playing games such as Star Wars and Dungeons & Dragons. Rockin’ Rooster also has two spacious areas in which it hosts weekly gaming tournaments. Brooks said they offer entertainment, but the entertainment they sell is more tangible than a two-hour movie or concert. Comic books and games can be used over and over again, which is


Betty Dewar, who runs Don’s Hobby & Bike Shop with her husband, Don, and daughter, Debbie, organizes a shelf of electric trains in the Price Hill shop. Business has been slow this year, but the electric railroad sets always sell well around the holidays. something customers consider when spending their money, he said. “Nothing in here is a necessity, but even in a down economy people still want their entertainment,” he said.

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Rick Brooks, co-owner of Rockin’ Rooster Comics & Games in Price Hill, said business has been great this year. He’s pictured here stocking some HeroClix miniature figurines, which he said are a hot item.

“This is a good location for us. People love what we have and they still want to spend their entertainment dollars on something.” But down the street at Don’s Hobby & Bike Shop, 4915 Glenway Ave., business is not as booming for Don Dewar and his family. “Business is just like it’s always been – down,” he said with a chuckle. “Overall, the picture hasn’t been too bad, but it is down.” Dewar’s daughter, Debbie, who helps run the shop with her mother, Betty, and her 92-year-old father, said business was great last year, especially following the Hurricane Ike windstorm, when they sold a lot of chain saws and other landscaping equipment. She said although they are thankful there have been no natural disasters like last year’s windstorm, they would like to be able to do more business. “The hobby merchandise keeps us busy around the holidays, but the economy has made it rough,”

“I’ve been in business here on the Hill for 61 years. I’ve made it through three recessions. I’ve been there and done that.” Don Dewar Owner of Don’s Hobby & Bike Shop she said. Don Dewar said the model cars and Lionel electric train sets he sells typically do help increase sales around this time of year, but he never knows what to expect. “Some years business does pick up and some years it doesn’t,” he said. “I’m not predicting this year at all. You keep your fingers crossed and keep hoping, and you just make sure you have the merchandise in stock for when the customers do want it.” He said this down economy is nothing new to him. “I’ve been in business here on the Hill for 61 years,” he said. “I’ve made it through three recessions. I’ve been there and done that.”

Merchants group giving away tickets By Kurt Backscheider

Pete Witte said one of the best kept secrets of the west side is successful performing arts series in Price Hill. “Only downtown Cincinnati can claim more live performing arts than Price Hill,” said Witte, member of the West Price Hill Merchants Association. “The performing arts are extremely live and well in Price Hill, and it’s time Greater Cincinnati knows that.” To promote the four successful long-standing live performing arts series active in the neighborhood, he said the merchants association and the Price Hill Civic Club have teamed up to offer the Where the Stars Come out at Night ticket giveaway. From December through May, more than 300 tickets will be given away to shows in Price Hill’s four different performance series • Cincinnati Landmark Productions at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, • the Sunset Players, • the Seton and Elder Series at Eight and • the Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra. Witte said businesses throughout the neighborhood have countertop boxes in which

“We wanted to come up with a marketing idea that was a little different. And we have these gems in our neighborhood, so we decided, ‘Why not involve them and showcase them as well?’ We think it’s an extra twist that speaks to the vitality of the neighborhood.”

Pete Witte Member of the West Price Hill Merchants Association

people can drop entry forms to be eligible for drawings. He said the merchants association will have a drawing at its meeting each month and will award a pair of tickets to multiple recipients, and the winners can choose which show to attend. “We wanted to come up with a marketing idea that was a little different,” Witte said. “And we have these gems in our neighborhood, so we decided, ‘Why not involve them

and showcase them as well?’” He said the promotion is an excellent way to show off both the local merchants and the art scene in the neighborhood. “Price Hill has vibrant small businesses and merchants, and an active performing arts series,” he said. “We think it’s an extra twist that speaks to the vitality of the neighborhood.” Tim Perrino, executive director of the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, said the Covedale jumped in with both feet when it heard about the ticket giveaway. “Obviously anything that showcases all the great things we have going on in this area is wonderful,” he said. “I hope a lot of people take advantage of the program. We would like for people to see a show, and hopefully they’ll want to come back and keep spreading the word about all the great things on the west side.” Witte said the merchants association also hopes the giveaway will give people a glimpse of everything Price Hill has to offer, and inspire them to come back again. People can come to Price Hill to enjoy dinner and a show, and a cup of coffee afterward, he said. “It’s a neat little opportunity to win some tickets and a night out,” he said.


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Teacher Stormi Stewart with Landen Green and Grace Jackson at the YMCA West Early Learning Center in Price Hill. to be a provider families can rely on for quality early learning and child care,” said Susan Stai, executive director of YMCA Child Development Services. At all YMCA Early Learning Centers, play and exploration is used to engage and nurture children’s thinking abilities while fostering social and emotional growth and confidence. Age appropriate

interactive stations in classrooms encourage learning to count, analyze, read, draw, and imagine. All the while, teachers may engage them with open ended questions where no answer is wrong but every try is rewarded. Kids from infants to five years of age, of all abilities and backgrounds, are included together, fostering an environment of acceptance.

Central American custom in Price Hill In towns and villages throughout Central America the faithful celebrate Advent with Las Posadas or The Inns. In the days before Christmas, neighbors process from house to house, reenacting Joseph and Mary’s attempts to find a place to stay in Bethlehem. Immigrants to Cincinnati recall the joyful times when they joined the procession as children, and remember their families engaged in the same pilgrimage today.

The Church of Our Saviour (Episcopal) in Mount Auburn has bi-lingual liturgies and both English and Spanish-speaking members in Price Hill. Each family has scheduled a night for their home to be the Posada, starting Dec. 19 on McPherson, traveling to West Eighth Street Dec. 20, Enright Urban Ecovillage Dec. 21 and Warsaw Avenue Dec. 22. The hosts of the Posada act as the innkeepers, while neighborhood children and

adults are the pilgrims (peregrinos), who have to request lodging by going house to house singing a traditional song about the pilgrims. At each house, the resident responds by refusing lodging (also in song), but finally recognizes Mary and Joseph and allows them to enter. On those evenings, look for the casita or little house and the procession as they travel from one Inn to the next through Price Hill.

Posadas to be celebrated at Elder The Women’s Connection Las Hispanas program in collaboration with Santa Maria Community Services, the International Welcome Center at Roberts Padeia Academy and the Coalition For The Dignity and Rights of Immigrants, will celebrate Las Posadas, a traditional Mexican Christmas celebration that commemorates Joseph and Mary’s journey

to Bethlehem and their search for shelter prior to the birth of Christ. The event will be at Elder High School’s Schaeper Center from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17. A short presentation on issues related to immigration will be given and light refreshments will be served. Las Hispanas is a group focused on Spanish speak-

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Charles Espich arrives in his vintage car. He was honored by his granddaughter, Shaylynne Espich.


Junior high students Matt Maloney, Michael Kay, Tyler Werner, Tristan Mueller, Tyler Dierig and Coty Luckett carried the flags of each branch of the American military service.

St. Aloysius annual program honors veterans Students at St. Aloysius-on-theOhio School gave a star-spangled salute to veterans from their parish during their annual Veterans Day program. The veterans represented different branches of the service and different military conflicts. The program, which was produced and directed by music teacher Mary Schneider, included patriotic music and written narratives about the history of Veterans Day and about how much Americans owe to their veterans. A highlight of the program was the presentation of the flag of each branch of the military by an eighth-grade student, accompanied by a medley of songs honoring the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Marine Corps.

At the end of the ceremony, each veteran was presented with a red, white or blue carnation by a friend or family member from within the student body. Veterans being honored included Sam Alloway, Tom Brodbeck, Ed Cole, Tom Deutenberg, Joseph Doogan, Charles Espich, Dave Gilmore, Bill Hoferer, Tom Hoferer, Joe Jenkins, Henry Kraemer, Tim Lutz, Dick Martini, Rick Menner, Dan Meyer, Earl Ostertag, Steve Rollinger, Dan St. John, Raymond Spille, Dwight Vogel, Tim Smith and Susan Wittich. PROVIDED.

Junior high students Evan Dierig, Molly Brauch, and Jessica Gilmore lead the student body in singing patriotic songs.


Bill Hoferer receives a hug from granddaughter Anna Hoferer at the St. Aloysius-on-the-Ohio School tribute to veterans.


Dwight Vogel stands between his two daughters, Savannah, a sixth-grader at St. Aloysius-on-the-Ohio, and Morgan, a freshman at Seton High School.


Eighth-grader Abby Ludwig Rollinger welcomed her grandfather, Steve Rollinger, to St. Al’s Veterans’ Day salute.

Sam Alloway with his namesake, Samantha Alloway.



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This week in basketball

This week in swimming

• Elder High School boys beat Princeton High School 110-70, Dec. 5. Elder won the 200-meter relay in 1:51.91; the 200-meter freestyle relay in 1:36.90 and the 400-meter freestyle relay in 3:36.36. Elder’s Mitchell Marnell won the 200meter freestyle in 2:03.27; Adam Monk won the 200-meter individual medley in 2:13.89 and Chad Thornton won the 1 meter dive, scoring a 233. • Seton High School girls beat Princeton High School 138-44, Dec. 5. Seton won the 200-meter relay in 2:01.55, the 200-meter freestyle relay in 1:49.74 and the 400-meter freestyle relay in 4:01.39. Seton’s Taylor Bittner won the 200-meter freestyle relay in 2:06.51; Ali Moehring won the 200-meter individual medley in 2:33.79; Kelley Hayhow won the 50-meter freestyle relay in 26.76; Lauren Hayhow won the 100-meter flystroke in 1:05.11, and the 100-meter backstroke in 1:09.79; Taylor Bittner won the 500-meter freestyle relay in 5:39.81; Sarah Kramer won the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:15.57 and Eberle won the 1meter dive in 1:30.95. Seton advances to 4-0 with the win. • Seton High School girls took first at the Best of the West meet, Dec. 8, with a 333 over Oak Hills’ second place 289, Mercy’s 170, McAuley’s 131, Taylor’s 122, Fairfield’s 114, Colerain’s 52 and Cincinnati Christian’s 32. Seton’s Kelly Hayhow won the 50meter freestyle in 26.20.




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• Western Hills High School boys beat Shroder 64-60 in overtime, Dec. 4. Crawford was Western Hills’ high-scorer with 27 points, including two three-pointers. For West High, Denzel Cousett scored eight points, including one threepointer; Daryl Bullock scored two points; Lionel Hill scored four points; Keevin Tyus scored seven, including one three-pointer; Cameron Garnes scored six, Brandon Smith scored two and Zechariah Mustapha scored eight. • Oak Hills High School girls beat Sycamore High School 49-44, Dec. 5. Danni Scholl was Oak Hills’ topscorer with 13 points. Oak Hills’ Brittany Siegel scored five points; Brittany Braun scored 11, including one three-pointer; Amanda Baute scored 12 points and Bizz Paff scored eight, including two three-pointers. • Oak Hills High School girls beat Seton High School 59-43, Dec. 8. Amanda Baute was Oak Hills’ top-scorer with 22 points. Oak Hills’ Brittany Siegel scored four points; Danni Scholl scored eight; Brittany Braun scored nine points, including two threepointers; Amber Porta scored two; Lindsey Eckstein scored four; Sydney Leitz scored two and Bizz Paff scored eight, including one three-pointer. • Western Hills High School girls beat Taft High School 52-28, Dec. 8. Ciera Williams was West High’s topscorer with 13 points, including one three-pointer. West High’s Jaida Alston scored four points, Allyandra Dillingham scored nine; Miranda Fleming scored six, Thomas scored two, Danyel Champion scored 11 and Asia Dillingham scored seven. • Mercy High School girls beat McAuley High School 72-64, Dec. 10. Kelly Wiegman was Mercy’s top-scorer with 24 points, including one three-pointer. Mercy’s Maddie Whelan scored two points; Erin O’Brien scored 13, including three 3-pointers; Amanda Huschart scored 14, including two three-pointers; Anna Maffey scored four; Allie Hart scored eight; Meyer scored three and Chelsea Meckstroth scored four.

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Highlanders looking to fill holes in relays By Anthony Amorini


Taking a shot

Oak Hills’ Jeremy Wessels attempts a jump shot in the game between the Oak Hills Highlanders and the Highlands Bluebirds in the Bluegrass-Buckeye Holiday Classic at NKU’s Bank Of Kentucky Center Dec. 12. The Bluebirds took the victory 63-50.

Oak Hills High School’s swim teams start the season on the hunt for several replacements in the lineups of a trio of Highlander relays that ended the season at the state championships last winter. The Highlanders’ top finish at the Division I State Championships came in the 200-yard freestyle relay as the boys took second place at 1:24.55. St. Xavier won the state title in the event at 1:23.61. However, only junior Jared Yeggy and senior Joe Eilerman return for the relay. Jason Schnur and Luke Rhodenbaugh, the Highlanders’ top sprinters last winter, both graduated in 2009. “(The 200 freestyle relay) should be competitive in the area and in the state. It will just be a matter of some of the other kids stepping up,” Oak Hills head

coach Mike Nocheck said of the undetermined lineup for the relay. Eilerman, Yeggy and fellow senior Alex Smith are set to lead the boys’ team this winter. “The seniors are a good group of leaders and they will help the team a lot,” Nocheck said. Kyle Freeman and Mitch Moser are also returning standouts for the Highlander boys. Newcomers Andrew Razcka, Jack Schmidt, John Kearns and Aaron McAfee will also be key contributors. “We are just trying to build up,” Nocheck said. “My goal every year is to send people to the state tournament. And in the (Greater Miami Conference), our goal is always to place in the top half. “It’s a very competitive league meet,” Nocheck added. The Highlander boys took fourth place at the GMC Championships last winter with 273 points while finishing in the top half of the 10-team league. Oak Hills’ girls finished just outside of the top half of the GMC with its sixth-place score of 146.5 points.

Much like the Oak Hills’ boys, the Highlander girls also lost most of the members of its 200 freestyle relay. The Lady Highlanders took 22nd place at state last year in the event with a time of 1:41.51. However, only junior Kristen Hayhow returns to the relay following the graduation of Alexis Kain, Alex Klauke and Leah Bluemel. In addition to relay duties, Kain also took sixth place in the 100 breaststroke at state last winter. “The relay really isn’t that far behind where it was last year. The girls’ team has pretty good depth,” Nocheck said. “We have a lot of girls that are pretty close in regards to times and they will push each other.” Seniors Megan Gladfelter and Abby Nienaber and Hayhow are captains for the Lady Highlanders. Additional returning standouts for the Oak Hills’ girls include Maddie Schmidt, Allie Burke and Alexa Ahern. “The kids are working really hard this year. I’m really proud of that and I’m just hoping they keep pushing and getting fast,” Nocheck said.

Elder returns district qualifiers The high school swimming season has resumed as local aquatic enthusiasts return to the pool for the winter campaign. Here’s a look at the local teams:


The Elder High School Panthers return a trio of individual district-qualifiers in seniors Adam Monk and Joe Metz and junior Ryan Patty. Monk was a state finalist in the 100 butterfly (53.75), while Metz and Patty were district-qualifiers in the 100 backstroke, recording times of 1:00.98 and 1:07.97, respectively. Monk and Patty – along with graduated swimmers Jacob Hardig and Joe Gattermeyer – were also districtqualifiers in the 200 medley relay (1:44.03). Elder’s top underclassman is sophomore Mitchell Marnell. “(He’s) the tallest swimmer I’ve ever had,” head coach John Book said of the 6-5 Marnell. “He really came on strong at sectionals last year.” At sectionals last February, Marnell finished 13th in 100 fly (59.98) and 21st in the 200 free (2:01.12). Other returners include seniors Alex Schatzman and Tyler Allgeyer, junior Chris Scherer, and sophomore Patrick Bailey and Joe Bedel. Senior diver Chad Thornton, meanwhile, is a returning state finalist; he finished 13th in Canton last season (367.45). “We’ve got a very good senior class (that) will work well with a very young team,” said Book, who enters his 26th year at Elder. “Although we won’t


Elder High School senior Adam Monk will lead the Panthers in the water this season. be very deep in many events, we’ll still field a pretty strong lineup.” The Panthers will perform in the Coaches’ Classic, which will be held at Miami University and St. Xavier High School Jan. 16-17. The Classic should prepare them well for the GCL conference championship, which be held at St. X Feb. 3.

La Salle Lancers

Junior standout Ben Schneider leads a trio of returning state qualifiers back to the pool for La Salle alongside senior Sam Sontag and junior Colton Brauning. Schneider is the only individual state qualifier returning for the Lancers though Brauning and Sontag experienced the event competing with a relay. At the Division I State Championships, La Salle’s 200-yard freestyle relay team finished in 21st place at 1:30.57. The relay consisted of 2009 gradaute Dan Schneider, Brauning, Sontag and Ben. Ben also brought home a

pair of 22nd-place finishes from state in the 200 individual medley (2:01.53) and 500 freestyle (4:53.39). Senior Joe Scherpenberg and junior Colton Sayers are both returning district qualifiers. “This year could be one of the best ever for La Salle,” 19th-year La Salle head coach Mike Lienhart said. “The team has put a lot of work in the off-season in the weight room as well as the pool.” A number of additional swimmers will also be key contributors for the Lancers including senior Ben Rechel, juniors Mark Specker, Drew Lonneman, Evan Berling and Tyler Vidourek and sophomore Dan Laux. “The team has set high goals for this season with the expectation of qualifying three relays and two or three individuals to the state meet in February,” Lienhart said. “This group of young men is one of the most coachable and driven groups that we had had in the last 19 years for La Salle swimming and diving.”


The Mother of Mercy High School Bobcats are fresh off a season in which they finished last in the Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League Scarlet division and 13th out of 16 teams at the sectional tournament last February. There is, however, reason to believe a turnaround is imminent. Mercy will be led be several seniors, including Beth Heidemann, Rebecca Nocheck and Mary Knight. Heidemann specializes in the 200 freestyle (2:23.23), while Nocheck and Knight excel in the 50 free, having recorded times of 26.86 and 33.57, respectively. Juniors Kara Redder and Sydney Burke also figure into the mix. Redder’s top events include the 200 individual medley (2:45.10) and the 100 fly (1:10.88), while Burke splashes through the 50 free (32.50) and 100 free (1:11.73). Sophomores Melissa Burns and Abi Rebhold, meanwhile, both swim the 100 free and have recorded times of 1:05.57 and 1:06.48, respectively. Burns

also participates in the 100 fly (1:17.20), and Rebhold mans the 50 free (28.47). Mercy also hopes to get a boost from newcomer Rachel Hester. “We are looking forward to an exciting year,” said fourth-year head coach Brad Winterhalter. “We have some strong underclassmen who are backed up by some motivated seniors.” The GGCL conference championship will be held Feb. 3 at St. Xavier High School.


The Seton High School swim team should be strong again in 2009-2010, despite losing a considerable amount of talent from 2008-2009 team. Head coach Terri Smith said the Saints will be helped out by some good young talent. “We lost a lot from last year but we have just as much talent coming in,” Smith said. “We have a strong team overall, but it is a bit young.” Seton has five returning district qualifiers to lead the way. Seniors Kelley and Lauren Hayhow, juniors Sarah Kramer and Erin Zimmermann and sophomore Taylor Bittner will be some of the standouts for Seton. Smith is hoping freshmen Emily Hayhow, Ali Moehring, and Mo Carolin also step up. “We have quite a bit of talent in the water, our challenge will be getting them prepared and making them tough mentally,” Smith said.


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First- and second-graders from Springmyer Elementary School were among team members on the Girls U8 Passers Division, who were city runners-up in the recent city championship tournament. The team also qualified for the state tournament. In back are Head Coach Steve Busker and Assistant Coach Mike Harvey. Not pictured is Assistant Coach Chrissy Knabe; in middle row are Reagan Knabe, Jennavieve Harvey, Olivia Stucke, Jadyn Ruprecht, Kara Coleman and Jennifer Barry; in bottom are Jade Dowers, Audrey Busker, Zoe Chirumbolo-McKee and Aubrey Jennings.

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• Elder High School won all five rounds of the Elder Duals, Dec. 5. In round one, Elder beat Carlisle High School 56-15. In round two, Elder beat Sycamore 62-9. In round three, Elder beat Colerain 67-6. In round four, Elder beat Beavercreek 54-10, In round five, Elder beat Anderson 67-12. • Oak Hills High School took first place in the Spartan Duals, Dec. 5, beating Wyoming High School in round one, 70-6; Norwood High School in round two, 7110; Roger Bacon High School 78-6; in round three and New Richmond in round four, 6412.

Good season

Lindsay Ibold, a sophomore at Asbury College in Wilmore Ky., and 2008 graduate of Oak Hills High School, was named Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week for Oct. 5-11. Ibold made 55 kills in 17 games played over five matches on the week. Ibold is a 5-foot-11-inchtall middle hitter. She finished the season

with a total of 347 kills which puts her atop Asbury in kills for the season. Ibold was announced First-Team All-Conference and awarded a plaque at the KIAC tournament Nov. 14.

All-Great Lakes

Thomas More College senior goalkeeper Jenna Kramer, a Seton High School graduate and senior defender Kaitlyn Cohen, a Seton grad, were named All-Great Lakes Region by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Kramer posted a 14-3-1 record in goals this season and posted a single-season school record 11 shutouts and had 88 saves, while only allowing 12 goals for a 0.65 goals against average. Cohen had three goals, while helping anchor the Saints' defense that only gave up 13 goals and held their opponents to 188 shots, while the Saints took 368 shots. The Saints finished the season 15-3-1 overall and 6-1 in the PAC and were ranked in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's Top25 on the week of Oct. 14 for the first-time in school history.

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“Rivalries, Championships and Legends: 100 Years of Cincinnati High School Football” highlights Cincinnati’s football heritage from area schools, including photographs, trophies and autographed helmets, as well as yearbooks, programs, letter sweaters, and pennants. Held in conjunction with the newly released book, “Cincinnati Schoolboy Legends” (Orange Frazer Press) by John Baskin and Lonnie Wheeler, the exhibit is on

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• Oak Hills High School boys beat Sycamore High School 3,177 to 2,548, Dec. 8. Oak Hills’ Stephen Kluesener bowled a 502. Oak Hills advances to 1-1- with the win. • Elder High School boys beat Moeller 2,835-2,577, Dec. 8. Elder’s Busche bowled a 456. Elder advances to 5-0 with the win. • Mercy High School girls beat McAuley High School 2,583-2,157, Dec. 8. Mercy’s Katie Minning bowled a 487. Mercy advances to 4-1 with the win. • Oak Hills boys beat Colerain High School 2,9922,625, Dec. 9. Oak Hills’ Keith Bunke bowled a 525. • Oak Hills girls beat Colerain 2,450-2,132, Dec. 9. Oak Hills’ Amanda Walden bowled a 440. • Elder beat Harrison High School 2,882 to 2,722, Dec. 10. Elder’s Michael Luken bowled a 536. Elder advances to 6-0 with the win. • Mercy beat Goshen High School 2,146-1,569, Dec. 10. Mercy’s Lindsay Doll bowled a 364. Mercy advances to 5-1 with the win.

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view in the Cincinnati Room at the Main Library of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County through Jan. 24. Curated by local historian Michael O’Bryant, who conducted much of the research for the book at the main library, and Genealogy and Local History librarian Sara Curtis, the exhibit combines materials from the library’s collection and local high school alumni and athletic departments. Viewers can see how the local game progressed from players wearing canvas pants and sweaters growing their hair long for protection, to the game as we know it today. The exhibit traces the development of the game since it was played at Woodward High School alumni events in the 1860s. It chronicles the first interscholastic football game recorded in Cincinnati, Hughes vs. Woodward in 1878. The rivalry continues through today and is the second longest rivalry currently played in the nation. Also on display is the famed 1895 Bartlett Trophy from Walnut Hills High School, the winner of the city’s first official high school championship.

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SIDELINES Group fitness

Western Tennis and Fitness Club is starting several new group fitness classes. • Endurance ride spinning – 88:45 a.m., Saturdays. • Strength ride spinning – 12:451:30 p.m., Sundays. • Zumba Zumba Sculpt – 6:30-8 p.m., Thursdays • Beginner Zumba – 10:30-11 a.m., Fridays. • Cardio Tennis – 8-9 a.m., Mondays and 7-8 p.m., Mondays.

Umpires wanted

Knothole umpires are being sought in the Western Hills area. Games are played mostly in the Western Hills area, including Bridgetown and Delhi. Dedicated, responsible persons ages 14 and older interested in baseball and making some extra cash should contact Keith Kesse at 8070640, or e-mail

Pee-wee basketball

Pee-wee basketball is being offered at Western Sports Mall. The season starts Saturday, Jan. 9. The deadline to register is Sunday, Jan. 3. Contact Robert Sagers at 451-4900.

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Spring training

Oak Hills High School will conduct a six-week Spring Training 2010 baseball program for players in grades one through 12 from Jan. 31 to March 14. Oak Hills High School head coach Chuck Laumann will direct the program in conjunction with U.S. Baseball Academy. Sessions are offered in advanced hitting, pitching and catching at a cost as low as $99 for six weeks. Space is limited. Registration is now under way. Visit, or call toll-free 866-622-4487.


Signing on

Five scholar athletes from Oak Hills High School sign letters of intent to play at the following colleges or universities. From left are Amanda Baute, Tiffin University, basketball; Joel Bender, University of Louisville, baseball; Rebecca Dietrich, Francis Marion University, soccer; Katie Osborn, Georgetown College, soccer and Ryan Quinn, Central Michigan University, wrestling. A signing ceremony and reception for parents and coaches was Nov. 17 at the school.


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Last week’s question: President Obama has called up 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. Would you support a “war tax” to pay for this deployment? “No, haven’t we been taxed enough? Are these new recruits or are they soldiers already on the payroll? Are we going to have to pay for more health care and cap and trade? My friends and neighbors are getting laid off and fired everyday, who will be left working to pay for all this? N.P. “No. What about selling war bonds?” C.A.S. “A war tax? As if we need to impose more taxes and cripple the economy even more! Absolutely not! Taxes could do to this country what terrorism has yet to accomplish.” R.R. “No!!”


“I don’t support a War Tax as I hate all kinds of taxes that are supposed to only last for a certain period of time but then seem to go on for ever and ever. I do support paying for the war in the manner we financed World War II by selling war bonds thus the citizens of the country can invest and get a return



This week’s question: What is your favorite Christmas or holiday tradition? What makes it special? Every week The Community Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answer to with Chatroom in the subject line. on their money, much better than having the Chinese lend the money and get a high return of interest.” L.S. “No. No. No. Cannot afford it – suggest you take money wasted on ACORN.” Another Obama Socialist government joke.” N.W.S. “An emphatic NO! Why doesn’t Obama just print up some more money – he has been doing that since he took office.” M.E.N. “I think most Americans are feeling taxed out. The stimulus helped mostly some big businesses and did very little for individuals. There was supposed to be a tax rebate but that got minimized. I would prefer the U.S. take from the money spent on the UN and on foreign aid to counties who do not support our efforts. The USA helped rebuild Europe, Japan, and China etc. after W.W.II. How about some pay backs. Go figure!” T.D.T.

can easily splinter and damage the throat and intestines. While onions, grapes, and raisins are fun to roll on the floor, they are harmful and not so good for me to eat. 7. Who can resist the smell of chocolate! Cookies! And, most of you sit these on fancy trays for company making it easy for me to reach. Unfortunately, it’s quite harmful and can cause serious breathing and heart issues. 8. While I really enjoy extra hands to pet me and tell me how handsome I am, I would really like a safe, quiet area to rest in. I need beauty rest and most of my counterparts sleep 14-18 hours/day. 9. I like to check out how others of my persuasion are living. All those peeps coming in and out the doors give me prime opportunities to ‘slip out’. In the event I’m successful, keep my tags current (and on the collar) to ensure my safe return. And finally, yet most important: 10. Christmas puppies or kittens are simply NOT a good idea. We are not toys! I am a huge (literally) responsibility. Putting a pup next to a new remote control car puts it in the same category as a toy. Wrap a bowl or stuffed animal, wait till the holidays are over, then consider a pet. Better yet, make a donation to one of the many shelters or rescue centers where, sadly, many of my counterparts live! Written by Henry with the help of Diane Zdelar-Bush, a registered veterinary technician with Glenway Animal Hospital.





Remembering Rev. Bertke

The man, the priest, the one who exemplifies the meaning behind “It’s a purple thing,” Mr. Elder himself. For those who were privileged to have known father Erwin Bertke as a teacher you know what I mean. F a t h e r Rev. Erwin J. Bertke Bertke was a classy person who practiced what he preached, dedicated to his profession. Father had a great teaching style putting together teamwork in his classrooms, stressing his

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A community in overwhelming need According to Hamilton County Job and Family Services, unemployment in the Greater Cincinnati area is at a 25-year high with 316,000 adults and 167,000 children living in poverty. During home visits to the needy, volunteers with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul see first hand the suffering this causes – elderly people who sleep on the floor because they have no bed; children who go to school dirty because the water has been disconnected; families with no heat, facing eviction, or with too little food each day. If I didn’t see it with my own eyes, I would never have thought such need could be possible here in Cincinnati. But we also see moving examples of the very best the human spirit has to offer. I have seen families who stay strong and faith-filled during times of unbearable hardship. I have seen a young boy who gave up his bed so his little brother would have a place to sleep; parents that go hungry so their children can eat; a man who walks miles to work each day because he doesn’t have bus fare. At the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, we receive more than 250

calls each day from people in desperate need – double the number of calls compared to 2008. Sometimes it can feel overwhelming. As Liz Carter the days grow Community shorter, I am Press guest aware that virevery columnist tually night of the week, St. Vincent de Paul volunteers are heading out into the cold to meet with a family in need. But it is also a great comfort to know that there are many others in Greater Cincinnati who share our concern for those who are suffering, giving generously of their time and resources to help local neighbors. When we all work together to help one another, incredible things happen. There are ways to help: • Adopt-A-Family: Fulfill a child’s wish list by adopting a family for Christmas. You will receive a wish list of gifts to purchase and may either deliver them to the family or bring them to St. Vincent de Paul for distribu-

tion. If you do not have time to shop, a gift of $150 will purchase gifts for a family of four. Contact LaMonica Sherman at 513-2353353 or • Organize a drive: Organize a drive or event at schools, workplaces or churches. Contact Julie Rack at 562-8841, ext. 225, or • Make a financial gift to keep a family from becoming homeless, or toward the purchase a child’s bed, by sending your contribution to 1125 Bank Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45214 or visit As the Society of St. Vincent de Paul continues to address the most pressing needs of the poor in our community, I am grateful to every person who gives their time or financial support. And I am honored to be part of such a caring community, working together to provide small acts of kindness and support that go along way during the holiday season. Liz Carter is executive director of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Cincinnati Council. For more information, go to

Push on to designate Covedale as its own neighborhood On Aug. 30, the mayor, city manager and every councilmember received a formal request to again recognize Covedale as a separate neighborhood. Only Councilmember Greg Harris, a Covedale resident, responded. Even Chris Monzel, whose campaign slogan is “Fighting for our neighborhoods!” did not reply. In his defense, according to the city, Covedale isn’t a neighborhood. So he can’t fight for it. This is the game of semantics that is the history of Covedale and the source of frustration for its residents. This lack of respect is what fuels our anger and strengthens our resolve in “Demanding Equal Recognition!” On Sept. 19, Greg Harris was gracious with his time and thoughtful with his knowledge as he met with several Covedale representatives to discuss the recognition effort. Protocol dictates that the Price Hill Civic Club (Covedale’s official political liaison to the city) vote to recognize Covedale and to remove the contentious Price Hill signs from within the accepted Covedale

boundaries. However, ironically, historically Covedalians have not joined the Price Hill Civic Club because they don’t think they Jim Grawe live in Price Hill. those of Community us For that are trouPress guest bled by this columnist c o m e d i c predicament, perhaps we should laugh and take solace in the adage, “If you can’t beat them join them.” Perhaps the best way to liberate Covedale is to join the Price Hill Civic Club. Keep in mind that you don’t have to live in Price Hill, or the city for that matter, to be a member. But this is not our only option. City Council is obligated to represent our vision regardless if it is shared by the Price Hill Civic Club. And we feel that the over 500 signed petitions requesting equal recognition speaks more loudly than a vote at a PHCC meeting attended by 20 or so people. We

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A dog’s perspective on holidays I am amazed that every year my family continues to put me in situations where I will end up in the dog house. I’m writing this from my Henry own experiences during the Community holiday season. Press guest Read on for my columnist top ten list of holiday hazards. 1. If I will drink water out of a toilet, I will drink water out of a Christmas tree stand. Please do not place chemicals in tree water. The water can also be a source of bacteria and pine needles. 2. I love sparkling tinsel and I heard they are a favorite of my feline enemies! Don’t decorate the tree with tinsel or food items such as popcorn or unwrapped candy canes. I eat anything! 3. When my family goes shopping, I get bored. It’s a good idea to secure electrical cords and connections to prevent them from being chewed on. 4. Outside, I like to chew on grass, sticks and rocks. How am I to know inside stuff like poinsettias, amaryllis, mistletoe and holly are poisonous? If you don’t want me to eat it, keep it out of reach. 5. Yes, it’s funny watching me try to work tape out of my mouth until I start choking and gagging up breakfast. Discard gift wrappings, especially bows as soon as possible. Ingestion of bows and wrapping can cause intestinal obstruction and choking. 6. I can smell 100 times more than you! Be sure to secure food in the garbage and close garbage bags tightly. Yes, I have had my head stuck in a bag. Bones, especially cooked bones, of any kind


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also know that, as tax-paying citizens, we have every legal right to create our own recognized community council and represent ourselves through a Covedale Civic Club if we so choose. Regardless, we have conceded that we can no longer trust our future to anyone but ourselves. Speaking for those who have already signed the petition, this is the beginning of an adventurous and hopeful time. Together we will work to hold our elected officials accountable. We will continue the momentum of positive change. And we will advance our mission “to retain the history, value, beauty and pride of the Covedale community while promoting its advantages for the sake of its future.” To receive a copy of the letter requesting that Covedale again be recognized or to join the Covedale Recognition Campaign E-mail covedaleneighborhoodassoc@gm Jim Grawe is the co-founder of the Covedale Neighborhood Association.


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Fred Spronk, who has been collecting gramophones for 50 years, provided musical entertainment during the Price Hill Branch Library’s 100th anniversary celebration with his 1906 Columbia graphophone.




Larry Schmolt, coordinator of the Price Hill Historical Society, checks out one of the baseball displays the historical society set up at the Price Hill Branch Library for the library’s 100th anniversary celebration.

Price Hill library celebrates 100 years By Kurt Backscheider


Christine Uhlenbrock, a library services assistant at the Price Hill Branch Library, made sure all the refreshments were in order at the branch’s 100th anniversary celebration. She wore a period dress on loan from the Price Hill Historical Society.

Price Hill residents gathered at the Price Hill Branch Library to celebrate the building’s 100th anniversary and wish it another 100 years serving the community. The branch, perched atop the hill at Purcell and Warsaw avenues, has been celebrating a century of service throughout the past year, and it officially mark its

100th birthday at an anniversary open house Saturday, Nov. 28. Community members joined library staff for refreshments and a variety of activities including the unveiling of a centennial mural created by the branch’s teen art club, a display of photographs from throughout the library’s history, tours of the building, a visit from Andrew Carnegie, crafts for children, a display of a community quilt and a

scrapbook of testimonials from residents filled with memories of the branch’s early days. U.S. Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-1st District), who lives in Price Hill, was on hand to say a few words about how much the French Renaissance-style library means to the neighborhood and present branch manager Elvia Tuttle with a proclamation from U.S. Congress recognizing the library’s 100th anniversary.

The Price Hill branch opened to the community Nov. 27, 1909. It was one of nine branch libraries in the region whose construction was funded by the Andrew Carnegie Foundation. The branch quickly became an integral part of the neighborhood, circulating 47,412 books and issuing 1,677 library cards within the first eight months it was open.



Price Hill Historical Society member Richard Jones donned a Price Hill baseball uniform from the 1940s era, along with a mitt from the same time period, as he gave folks who attended the Price Hill Branch Library’s 100th anniversary celebration a brief history of baseball in the neighborhood.

Chyna Muhammad, left, and Paradise Hicks get hugs from Rufus the Reading Dog during the Price Hill Branch Library’s 100th anniversary celebration.


East Price Hill resident and Andrew Carnegie impersonator Ken Rothman, left, speaks with Price Hill resident Aleah Wigle during the Price Hill Branch Library’s 100th anniversary celebration. The Carnegie Foundation funded the construction of the Price Hill branch.




U.S. Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-1st District), right, presents Price Hill Branch Library Manager Elvia Tuttle a proclamation from U.S. Congress recognizing the library’s 100th anniversary.

Sabrina Dodge, 6, makes a birthday card for the Price Hill Branch Library during one of the activities for children at the library’s 100th anniversary celebration.

Price Hill native Alvin Wulfekuhl found a quiet spot to read a book on the history of Findlay Market while he waited for the festivities to begin at the Price Hill Branch Library’s 100th anniversary celebration.

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Business Network InternationalBridgetown, 8:30 a.m. Hillebrand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 4320 Bridgetown Road. Third-floor conference room. Meets every Thursday. Presented by Business Network International-Bridgetown. 941-6464; Bridgetown.


Miamitown Square Dance Classes, 7 p.m. Miami Whitewater Township Firehouse, 6736 Ohio 128, Butler Squares and River Squares Square Dance Clubs beginner square dance class for singles and couples. Partners not guaranteed. Donations accepted. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 859-525-7049. Miamitown.


Beginners Gentle Ashtanga Yoga, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Miami Heights Elementary, 7670 Bridgetown Road. Cafeteria. Gentle progression of breathing techniques and postures. Develop moving meditation, build strength and flexibility and relieve stress. Ages 18 and up. $8. Presented by Three Rivers Community Education. 675-2725; Miami Township.


Hollmeyer Orchards, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Hollmeyer Orchards, 3241 Fiddler’s Green Road. Apples, peaches, plums, pears and vegetables. 574-0663. Green Township.


Wine Tasting, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Henke Winery, 3077 Harrison Ave. Includes bread basket. $5 seven wines; $1 per pour, choose from 15. 662-9463; Westwood.


Maur’s Happy Hour, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Maury’s Tiny Cove Steak House, 3908 Harrison Ave. Maur’s Bar. Half-price menu and daily drink specials. 662-2683; Cheviot. Nick & Tom’s Happy Hour, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Nick and Tom’s, 5774 Bridgetown Road. Appetizers $4-$5, bottled beer $2 and draft beer $1.75. Ages 21 and up. 574-4242; Bridgetown.


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Beginner CardMaking Class, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Scrap-Ink, 5515 Bridgetown Road. All supplies provided. Bring adhesive. $8. Reservations required. 503-1042; Green Township.


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


Wine Tasting, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Piazza Discepoli Wine Merchants & Wine Bar - White Oak, 5872 Cheviot Road. Includes light hors d’oeuvres. $10. 923-1300; White Oak. Wine Tasting, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Bridgetown Finer Meats Wine Shop, 6139 Bridgetown Road. $10. 574-3900; Bridgetown. Wine Tasting, 3 p.m.-11 p.m. Henke Winery, $5 seven wines; $1 per pour, choose from 15. 662-9463; Westwood. Community Dinner, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Shiloh United Methodist Church, 580 Anderson Ferry Road. Sit-down dinner served by youth volunteers. All welcome. Free. 451-3600. Delhi Township.


Maur’s Happy Hour, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Maury’s Tiny Cove Steak House, 662-2683; Cheviot. Nick & Tom’s Happy Hour, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Nick and Tom’s, 574-4242; Bridgetown.


Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 10 p.m.2 a.m. J’s Sports Bar, 4862 Delhi Ave. Free. 244-6611. Delhi Township.


Miracle on 34th Street, 8 p.m. Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 seniors and students. Reservations recommended. 241-6550; West Price Hill. S A T U R D A Y, D E C . 1 9

ART & CRAFT CLASSES Technique Savvy, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Scrap-Ink, 5515 Bridgetown Road. Rubber stamp and paper crafting artists learn more challenging techniques, styles and patterns. $22. 3890826; Green Township. Senior Brunch and Card Making, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Scrap-Ink, 5515 Bridgetown Road. Light brunch and greeting card craft. $5. Reservations required. 503-1042; Green Township. EXERCISE CLASSES

Spinning, 8 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Western Tennis and Fitness Club, 5490 Muddy Creek, Endurance Ride Saturday classes. Strength Ride Sunday classes. $12; free members. Registration required. 4514233; Green Township.


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


Wine Tasting, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Bridgetown Finer Meats Wine Shop, $10. 574-3900; Bridgetown. Wine Tasting, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Henke Winery, $5 seven wines; $1 per pour, choose from 15. 662-9463; Westwood.


Nick & Tom’s Happy Hour, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Nick and Tom’s, 574-4242; Bridgetown.

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Seminars in a Snap, 10 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Holiday Hostess Gifts. White Oak Garden Center, 3579 Blue Rock Road. Free. 385-3313; White Oak.


Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Poppy’s Tavern, 5510 Rybolt Road. Free. 574-6333. Green Township.


Saving Stimpy, 10 p.m. Pirate’s Den, 1935 Anderson Ferry Road. 922-3898. Green Township.


Miracle on 34th Street, 8 p.m. Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 seniors and students. Reservations recommended. 241-6550; West Price Hill. The Fantastic Toy Shoppe, 11 a.m.-noon, Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave. Owners of small toy shop struggle to make ends meet and pay rent. Part of the Saturday Morning Children’s Series. Grades K-8. $7, $5 children. Reservations recommended. 241-6550; West Price Hill. S U N D A Y, D E C . 2 0


Covedale Center for the Performing Arts is presenting “The Fantastic Toy Shoppe” from 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 19, at Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., West Price Hill. Owners of a small toy shop struggle to make ends meet and pay rent. The play is part of the Saturday Morning Children’s Series. It is recommended for grades K-8. The cost is $7, $5 children. Reservations are recommended. Call 241-6550 or visit


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



Spinning, 12:45 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Western Tennis and Fitness Club, $12; free members. Registration required. 451-4233; Green Township.

Wine Tasting, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Henke Winery, $5 seven wines; $1 per pour, choose from 15. 6629463; Westwood.


Hollmeyer Orchards, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Hollmeyer Orchards, 574-0663. Green Township.


Miracle on 34th Street, 2 p.m. Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 seniors and students. Reservations recommended. 241-6550; West Price Hill.


Worship Services, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Addyston Baptist Church, 112 Church St. Free. Through Dec. 27. 941-4897. Addyston. M O N D A Y, D E C . 2 1


Line Dance Class, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane. Line dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. West Price Hill.


Cardio Tennis Class, 8 a.m.-9 a.m. Western Tennis and Fitness Club, 5490 Muddy Creek, Includes warm-up, cardio workout and cool down. No tennis experience required. $15, $12 members. Registration required. 4514233. Green Township.


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Maur’s Happy Hour, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Maury’s Tiny Cove Steak House, 662-2683; Cheviot. Nick & Tom’s Happy Hour, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Nick and Tom’s, 574-4242; Bridgetown.

Intermediate Card-Making Class, 10 a.m.11:30 a.m. Scrap-Ink, 5515 Bridgetown Road. Learn new techniques and intermediate level folds. $8. Registration required. 389-0826; Green Township.


Yoga, 7:10 p.m. Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane.Tender yoga plus meditation. $10. 471-7653. West Price Hill.

Open House, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Eighth-graders living in the Oak Hills Local School District can learn more about educational opportunities at the school. Oak Hills High School, 3200 Ebenezer Road. Registration required by Dec. 16. 467-7102. Green Township. T U E S D A Y, D E C . 2 2


Westwood Concern Meeting, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Midway Elementary School, 3156 Glenmore Ave. Multi-purpose room. Refreshments served. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Westwood Concern. 481-0761. Westwood.



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


Wine Tasting, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Henke Winery, $5 seven wines; $1 per pour, choose from 15. 662-9463; Westwood.


Maur’s Happy Hour, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Maury’s Tiny Cove Steak House, 662-2683; Cheviot. Nick & Tom’s Happy Hour, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Nick and Tom’s, 574-4242; Bridgetown.


Karaoke with Konnann, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. The Dog Haus, 494 Pedretti Ave. Free. 9212082. Delhi Township.


Western Hills Job Satellite Group, 9 a.m.10:30 a.m. Westwood First Presbyterian Church, 3011 Harrison Ave. Community members welcome to learn from and support each other in job-seeking process. Speakers present valuable content about latest in electronic resumes, LinkedIn, effective networking, interview skills, available funding and community resources. Group members provide support and accountability to one another during this stressful time. Free. 6621244. Westwood.


Line Dance Class, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane. Line dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. West Price Hill.


Pilates/Slim & Sculpt, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, 3017 Harrison Ave. With Michele Reeves. $6. 238-8816. Westwood. Ashtanga Yoga Level I Classes, 5:45 p.m.-7 p.m. Miami Heights Elementary, 7670 Bridgetown Road. Cafeteria. Classes allow participants to practice developing moving meditation beyond instruction. Ages 18 and up. $8. Presented by Three Rivers Community Education. 675-2725; Miami Township.


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



The Cincinnati Museum Center celebrates Train Weekend Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 19-20. Already hosting Holiday Junction in the history museum, a large collection of model trains in a winter wonderland (through Jan. 3,) Train Weekend celebrates the mode of transportation with an extra focus on the holidays. “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,” a live recreation of a 1940s radio program, is in the Newsreel Theater at 1, 2, and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Character interpreter William Turner will offer stories from the Pullman porter days at Union Terminal from the 1940s at 2 p.m. Saturday, in the history museum. For more activities and information, visit or call 513-287-7000.

Wine Tasting, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Henke Winery, $5 seven wines; $1 per pour, choose from 15. 662-9463; Westwood. Tableside Pasta Creations, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. The Oakleaf Restaurant, One Aston Oaks Drive. Unlimited pasta and gourmet pizza, basket of breadsticks and salad. Includes wine specials. Family friendly. $9.99, $4.95 ages 11 and under. Reservations recommended. Presented by Aston Oaks Golf Club. 467-0070, ext. 3. North Bend.


The Cincinnati Ballet performs its yuletide tradition, “The Nutcracker,” from Thursday, Dec. 17, through Sunday, Dec. 27, at the Aronoff Center. The production will feature Tchaikovsky’s score performed live by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Opening night tickets are $30; remaining performances are $30-$70. There will be Sugar Plum Parades after the 2 p.m. performances Dec. 22 and Dec. 26, in which parents can escort their children across the stage to be greeted by the performers. For tickets and information, visit or call 513-621-5282. Pictured is ballerina Janessa Touchet.

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December 16, 2009


Messy lives attract a loving God The scene was messy and scary to say the least. It was dark, turbulent and chaotic – until God began the work of creation. That’s how the Judaic-Christian scriptures describe the creation of the world as God began to bring order and beauty out of futile nothingness. Works of grandeur often emerge gradually from chaotic messiness. Many an excellent musical composition is born from a troubled life or tortured mind. Another stupendous God-event we’re about to celebrate, Christmas, follows the same principle. We envision the original Christmas with a certain pious romanticism. Handel’s “Messiah,” crib scenes with sparkles in the straw, wide-eyed shepherds, adoring animals, angels heralding on high, and Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus comfortable centerpieces. This warm and fuzzy scenario

is more the work of our imagination than reality. That’s all right for celebrations, but we leap over the messiness that can mean so much to the development of our spirituality. We suppose messy lives before God mean unloved souls. Don’t we have to be pure, perfect and eminently prayerful to have God notice us and love us? The universe, the incarnation, and the coming of God to our individual souls are all usually accompanied by less than ideal situations. There is inevitably a complexity and messiness to it. At the first Christmas there was the anxiety of a man named Joseph, worried about his financée’s unexplained pregnancy and what to do about it. There is Mary his wife, pulled from an ordinary life and confused by sudden events, “How can this be since I do not know man?” A recent law necessitated their travel in the last week of her preg-

nancy, creating fears of roadside robbers as real as those who rip off people at malls today. Add to this the fact that there was no place to stay, then a begged and borrowed stable for a birthplace, the smell of manure, the effort to find food and medical attention if necessary. Wouldn’t you say there was a certain messiness to it all? A combination of stress, inconvenience, worry and puzzlement? The first Christmas was far from pretty. We need to remember this about the coming of God into our lives. It rarely occurs in a milieu of perceived perfection. Doubts, darkness and chaos may not be far away. As a clergyman I have had the privilege of being privy to the inner life of many people. Most of them, and I as well, resonate to the description of messiness being present in our lives. We usually don’t see ourselves

as holy specimens that God is proud of and whom he loves to be around. Yet it is stumbling and imperfect people who have taught me the most about the coming of God and his wonderful work of love within us, despite the cluttered messiness we create. And one characteristic has been made clear to me – the coming of God, whether at the beginning, at the first Christmas, or today to you and me, is achieved because of and in the midst of the messiness of life. God comes close to the woman feeling so abandoned by her husband who has left her for another woman; to a couple who have lost a child; to someone trying to kick the drug habit. God comes along with the sullenness of a lasting depression; along with a suspicious mammogram; a person who lost a job; or a single parent doubting their effectiveness with their children.

It may sound Father Lou c o n t r a d i c t o r y, but about ChristGuntzelman mas we know Perspectives more than we can say. If we have opened our hearts and messiness to God, we know a good news that exceeds our ability to spell out what it is. The essence is always more than we can know. Although the lower can acknowledge the higher, it cannot comprehend it. We can only use images, stories and metaphors to try and express the loving God who was willing to become one with us. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@community or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

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Make these treats for homemade holiday gifts There’s no doubt in my mind that a gift from the hands is a gift from the heart. It’s even more meaningful this year when budgets may be tighter and there’s not a lot of “wiggle room” for purchasing gifts. But you know what? Even if you can afford an expensive store-bought gift, try making something homemade to give, perhaps as an accompaniment to the gift or just as a stand-alone present. There’s something magi-

cal and nurturing when we gather together making homemade gifts. That’s how traditions begin, and continue.

Countdown to Christmas: Crunchy white peppermint bark with dark chocolate drizzle

2 cups crushed peppermint candies 4 cups white chocolate chips 3 ⁄4 teaspoon peppermint extract 2 cups puffed rice cereal

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or bit more to taste Spray a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Rita M e l t Heikenfeld w h i t e chocolate Rita’s kitchen w i t h extract over low heat or microwave. Be careful. It tends to burn easily. Remove from heat source while there are still some unmelted chips. Stir and the residual heat will melt them. Stir in candies and cereal. Pour onto pan and spread to 1 ⁄4 inches. Chill. Optional but good: After candy has chilled but before breaking into pieces, drizzle melted dark chocolate in a zig-zag pattern on top. Chill again before breaking into pieces.

Mulled cider

This makes about 12 cups. 3 ⁄4 cup each: water and sugar 4 cinnamon sticks, about 2 inches long each 8 each: whole cloves and allspice 1 lemon and one orange, sliced thin 21⁄2 quarts cider Combine everything but cider in pan. Bring to boil, then lower to simmer, covered, for five minutes. Remove from heat, add cider and stir.

Carol’s coffee-infused vodka liqueur

2 cups mayonnaise 2 cans water chestnuts 1 can mushroom stems and pieces 1 cup slivered almonds 2 tablespoons each: chopped onions and lemon juice 2 teaspoons salt 1 ⁄2 teaspoon pepper 2 cups shredded cheese Potato chips

Best friend Carol Vanover shares this trendy drink. Better and so much less expensive than anything you can buy. The longer it ages, the smoother it gets. 1.75 liter Smirnoff vodka ⁄2 cup good quality coffee beans (Carol uses Colombian), crushed coarsely 4 teaspoons sugar (I told Carol when we tested this with the store bought version that hers was less sweet, so add more if you like). 1

Mix everything together and let infuse at room temperature for 10 to 15 days. The color will darken and flavor will develop.

Mom’s hot chicken salad

For Delhi reader Sydney Davis, who said her mom made this back in the ’60s. “After she died, I found many of her recipes but not this one, which was always one of our favorites. “It was shredded chicken with a creamy texture and maybe a touch of lemon and a crunchy topping which was probably potato chips.” This one should work and it’s thanks to Patty Poor, Grant County Extension Agent in Williamstown, Ky. Patty sent me a cookbook from the Grant County Extension Homemakers. It has 1,000 yummy recipes like this and costs $28.95. Contact Patty at or 859-824-3355 for a copy. The recipe doesn’t say if the chicken is skinless, but I would assume so.

Here, my friend Carol and I “testing” her vodka-infused coffee liqueur. I would also cut up the chicken fairly small and mix it with ingredients as listed below, before pouring into pan. And if the celery is real strong, I might use less. 2 pounds boneless chicken breast 4 cups diced celery 1 can cream chicken soup

Put all ingredients except cheese and chips in sprayed 13-by-9 pan. Sprinkle with cheese and chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at columns@ with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at

Correction: Withrow High school/ Cincinnati public school’s chess/transparent pie

I could hardly believe my luck when Diane Powell called me with this recipe. For M. Miles and Kim McDonald. Kim wants to make it for her brother, who can only eat very soft foods. A good friend of Diane’s worked at Withrow’s commissary and gave Diane the recipe. Diane said most public schools in the 1960s70s made this pie. Preheat oven to 350. 1 stick salted butter, room temperature 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 egg yolks, room temperature, beaten well 2 tablespoons flour Pinch salt 1 cup evaporated milk (not condensed) 1 regular pie shell Cream butter, sugar and vanilla together. Sift flour and salt together. Combine, add yolks and milk and beat very well, about one to two minutes until well mixed. (Sometimes mixture will look curdled – don’t worry – it will bake just fine). Pour into shell and bake 40 to 45 minutes on cookie sheets. Diane said the butter tends to bubble over and the pie will be a bit shaky in the center but will set nicely as it cools.

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Centennial carols

St. William Church will present its Centennial Festival of Carols before Midnight Mass on Thursday, Dec. 24. The hour-long service, under the direction of Music Director David Allen, will feature the 40-member St. William choir, accompanied by an ensemble from the Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra. The parish invites everyone to join them as they celebrate its 100th anniversary. Those who attend will enjoy an hour of sacred music with traditional carols, orchestral and choral selections. The Festival of Carols begins at 11 p.m. and will be followed by Midnight Mass celebrated by the Rev. Andrew J. Umberg, St. William’s pastor. Doors to the church, 4108 W. Eighth St., will open at 10:30 p.m. For more information, contact St. William Church at 921-0247 or visit

Nativity musical

The Cincinnati Black Theatre Company is presenting “Black Nativity – A Testimony” from Friday, Dec. 18 through Sunday, Dec. 20. From the poetry of Langston Hughes, the musical delivers a message of hope and features vibrant costumes, choreographed numbers and heart touching and soulful singing. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18; 2 p.m.

Evening classes are available for December at Elder High School’s Tech-reach lab. Classes include computer basics, Internet basics, Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint and Word. All classes begin at 6 p.m. and are held on various nights throughout the week. For more information, contact Nancy Kinross at 9213744, ext. 3636.

Helping out

The Cheviot Savings Bank and Delhi Civic Association have teamed up for a food and clothing drive to benefit the Anderson Ferry Food Pantry. Donations needed include food, and new or slightly used clothing items. Drop off items at all Cheviot Savings Bank locations anytime until Dec. 20. Lobby hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Visit for location address information or call 661.0457.

Recycle now

The Hamilton County Solid Waste Management District is collecting obsolete computer equipment and TVs from Hamilton County residents until Dec. 30th, at 2trg located

Last week’s clue.

Topping off

Last week’s scavenger hunt photo was from Radel Funeral Home on Glenway Avenue. Congratulations to the following readers who guessed correctly: Mary and Evelyn Adams, Mickey Panko, Marilyn Leuenberger and Tim Staley. Turn to page A1 for this week’s clue.

A holiday to remember

District honored

The Hamilton County Park District has received its fourth Making Your Tax Dollars Count award from the state auditor. “It is an honor to recognize Hamilton County Park District officials for their commitment to strong financial accountability,” said Auditor Mary Taylor. Criteria for earning the award includes no findings in the annual audit.



A holiday double feature is being presented by the Seton-Elder Drama Club on Saturday, Dec. 19, at Seton High School. The double feature includes “CSI: Christmas Scene Investigators” and “Merry Christmas Charlie Brown.” Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Seton Commons with a cast meet and greet, followed by the performance at 7:30 p.m. in the school’s theater. All children and grade school students are admitted free. Adult tickets are available at the door for $6.

Computer classes

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The Girl’s Club and Girl’s Life after school programs offered by The Women’s Connection will collaborate with the Girls Inc. program of the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati during the first half of 2010. Girls Inc. will offer two, 11week programs – Dollars, Sense and Me and Will Power/Won’t Power – which will focus on teaching young girls financial literacy skills. In addition to the Girl’s Inc. programs, the girls will participate in activities focusing on diversity, career discovery and exploration and community service. Girl’s Club is for girls ages 8 to 11 and meets on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Girl’s Life is for girls ages 12 to 14 and meets on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from 4:45 p.m.-6 p.m. Both programs include presentations by guest speakers followed by discussions on age-relevant topics. The girls also engage in arts and crafts projects to develop creativity and selfexpression and learn teamwork. They plan and implement community service projects and learn problem solving, decision-making and conflict resolution skills. Occasional field trips provide opportunities for cultural enrichment and recreation. Programs are at The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave. For more information, or to register, contact Jori Cotton at 471-4673 extension 15 or via e-mail at


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December 16, 2009

Auditioning for fashion show Donation will help new high school souvenirs! Girls between the ages of 4-13 of all ethnic backgrounds who would like to model historical and contemporary American Girl Doll fashions at the American Girl Fashion Show. Girls only need to model in one of six shows the weekend of April 23 - 25 at Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio. Auditions are: • Kings Toyota, 4700 Fields Ertel Road, 9 a.m.noon Saturday, Jan. 9. • Performance Toyota, 5675 Dixie Highway, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10; • Beechmont Toyota,

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More than 350 little girls are needed to present historical and contemporary fashions at the American Girl Fashion Show Model Auditions. The show, April 23-25, provides an entertaining and educational look at how generations of American Girls have used clothing to express their own unique style and personality. The entire show is performed by local children to help raise money for families caring for sick children in our community and around the world. Ticket price includes a meal, performance and

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Joseph B. Feist, 88, of Delhi Township died Dec. 5. Survived by children Genny (the late Doug) Green, Zita, Mary Ann (Brenda), David (Deborah), Daniel (Sandy), Phillip, John (Cathy) and Michael (Nancy) Feist; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and numerous other family and friends. Preceded in death by wife, Regina M. (nee Brown) Feist. Services were Dec. 11 at Our Lady of Victory Church. Memorials to: Catholic Relief Services, Cincinnati Archdiocese, 100 E. 8th St., 45202.

Bradford Fullerton

Bradford Fullerton, 69, of Naples, Fla. died Nov. 28. He was an engineer and served on the Cincinnati Fire Department for 26 years. Survived by wife, Connie (Newcomb); children Jeanette Altenau and Karen (Tom) Kehling; grandchildren Kristen and Laura Altenau and Elizabeth, Kyle and Jackson Kehling; aunt, Vivian Mitchell and many friends. Services will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Memorials to: Avow Hospice, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105-3847.

Gregory R. Gebhardt

Gregory R. Gebhardt, 55, of Green Township died Dec. 4. He was vice president of Charles Associates. Survived by parents Raymond and Barbara (nee Roush) Gebhardt; children Gebhardt Theresa, Clare and Geoffrey Gebhardt; former wife, Martha (nee Wenstrup); siblings Debbie Gebhardt, Brad (Jenny) Gebhardt and Gretchen (Mark) Terhar and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Services were Dec. 9 at St. Rose Church. Memorials to: US Bank, 7350 Beechmont Ave., 45230, for the Gebhardt Children’s Fund.

Martha A. Jennings

Martha Jennings, died Dec. 4.


Theresa Cardish, born 1989, loitering to solicit and soliciting prostitution, 526 Davenport Ave., Nov. 19. William Harper, born 1986, falsification, 946 Wells St., Nov. 27. Adam Smith, born 1984, possession of dangerous drug, 4664 Rapid Run Pike, Nov. 29. Alan Ball, born 1985, criminal damaging or endangerment, 1603 Rosemont Ave., Nov. 29. Amanda Hines, born 1970, domestic violence, 1630 Iliff Ave., Nov. 24. Becky L. Young, born 1960, domestic violence, 4373 W. Eighth St., Nov. 19. Benjamin Franklin Lane, born 1963, domestic violence and menacing, 1037 Sunset Ave., Nov. 28. Carla Sumner, born 1978, domestic violence, 4373 W. Eighth St., Nov. 19. Christopher M. Davis, born 1983, violation of temporary protection order, 5270 Highview Drive, Nov. 27. Christopher S. Ross, born 1982, receiving stolen checks and theft $300 to $5,000, 1141 Gilsey Ave., Nov. 21. Curt Watson, born 1985, falsification, 1630 Iliff Ave., Nov. 24. David L. Freudenberg, born 1985, domestic violence, 4536 Glenway Ave., Nov. 24. Donte D. Thompson, born 1989, attempted theft under $300, obstruction of official business and possession of drug paraphernalia, 1815 Wegman Ave., Nov. 23. Eugene Reed, born 1985, drug abuse, 4664 Rapid Run Pike, Nov. 29.

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About obituaries Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 8536262 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 2424000 for pricing details. She was a homemaker. Survived by her children Kathy Myers, Dick (Shelly), Eileen (Bob), Terry (Debby), Mike (Kathy), Jim (Jan), Tom (Judy), 18 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Richard G. Jennings; son-inlaw, Butch Myers, siblings Francis, Joseph Rensing, Mary Hurst. Services were Dec. 7 at St. Dominic Church. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Seton High School, Bayley Place or St. Dominic Building Fund.

Lee Knapp

Lee Knapp, 70, of Price Hill died Dec. 2. Survived by wife, Charlene (nee Blankenship) Knapp; children Carl (Elizabeth) Brock, Tammy (Jamie) Miracle, Dennis and Donald (Rachel) Knapp; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; siblings Ellimay Perfect, Carrie Roessler and Betty Cunningham. Preceded in death by sister, Mildred Poye. Services were Dec. 7 at Radel Funeral Home.

Allen Krone

Allen Krone, 82, of Green Township, died Dec. 2. He was a Realtor. Survived by his wife, Bette Elise Krone; children Jeffery Allen (Nancy) Krone, Kathy Lee (Randy) Deaton; grandchildren Amanda Elise and Patrick Allen Krone. Preceded in death by his brother, Robert H. Krone. Services were Dec. 4 at Westwood United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Bolton & Lunsford Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund or the

Herman Jumba Najoli, born 1976, sexual imposition, 1255 McKeone Ave., Nov. 20.


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Mary LaMott

Mary (nee Hall) LaMott, 79, died Dec. 8. She was retired from Stewart’s Irish Pub. Survived by son, Michael LaMott; former daughter-in-law, Joyce LaMott; grandchildren Melissa (Tony) Kemen, Christina (Joe) Taylor-Harbin and Michelle (Scott) Proud; greatgrandchildren Rob Yakimow, Samantha and Stephanie Taylor, MacKenzie, Ethan and Joe Harbin II and Brayden Proud; nephew Don (Judy) Stahmer and many friends and neighbors. Preceded in death by husband, Earl LaMott. Services were Dec. 12, at St. Martin of Tours Church. Memorials to: St. Martin Church, 3720 Saint Martins Place, Cincinnati, OH 45211.

Catherine R. Lee

Catherine Lee, 83, died Dec. 3. She was a packer for the Kroger Co. Survived by her children Kathleen Noble, Marca (John) Erskine, Maxine Solomon, Randy, Roger Lee, Doreene (Joe) Herzner; grandchildren Annette (Sam) Hensley, Kelly, Leslie, Roger, Joey, Katie, Jennifer, Christopher, Courtney, Marcus, Tiffany, Sara, Jeffery, Jessica; greatgrandchildren Ashley, Josh, Jeff; numerous others including nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husbands Marcus Solomon and Homer Lee; and in-law, Courtney Noble. Visitation were Dec. 8 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home.

Dolores Jean McDonald

Dolores J. McDonald, 73, of New Boston, N.H. died Dec. 3. Survived by children Doug (Sharon), Pam (Ernest) Melanie, John (Madaline), Tim (Danette) Judy (Larry) and Susan (Gene); 21 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Gerald McDonald. Services were Dec. 8, at Radel Funeral Home.

Charles Mervin, 78, of Price Hill died Dec. 3. Survived by sister, Delores H. (Ray) Klinger; two nephews; six

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nieces and numerous other family and friends. Preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. Services were Dec. 9 at Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: Disabled American Vets, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Springs, Ky., 41076.

Richard John Meyer

Richard Meyer, 57, of Green Township, died Dec. 6. He was an estimator for the construction industry. Survived by his father, Richard “Dick” Meyer; siblings Barbara Ann (Gil) Sanchez, J. Michael (Linda), Anthony “Tony” (Ingrid) Meyer; nieces and nephews Alan, Paul Sanchez, Michelle, Megan, Krista, Rachael, Becca Meyer. Preceded in death by his mother, Betty Ann Meyer. Services were Dec. 10 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, 45227.

Walter E. Sloan

Walter E. Sloan, 83, of Green Township died Dec. 3. He was the vice president of sales and service for Cincinnati Mine and Machinery Co. for 42 years and served in missions in Europe. Survived by Sloan wife, June Williamson Sloan; children Mike (Beverly) Sloan, Susan L. (Dennis) Wolfe and Jeffrey J. Sloan; stepchildren Kenneth E. (Janice) Williamson and Helena Ruth (Terry) Collins; grandchildren Kenny, Kevin and Jeremy Williamson, Tara Ward, Tracy Curtis, David Collins, Steven Sloan, Amy Bass, Christine Richter and Danny Wolfe; sister, Mary Hamner; 15 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife, Anna

Jane (nee Zozula) Sloan; granddaughter, Julie Anna Sloan; brother, William E. Sloan and sister, Dorothy Bates. Services were Dec. 6, at Dalbert, Woodruff and Isenogle Funeral Home Memorials to: Shriner’s Burns Institute, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229-3095; Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, P.O. Box 643270, Cincinnati, OH 45264-3270; or Westwood United Methodist Church, 3460 Epworth Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45211.

Florence Ungru

She was a homemaker. Survived by her children Marlene (Jack) La Eace, John (Lynn) Ungru, Rosann (Dan) Meyers; grandchildren Shannon, Eric, Greg, Jeff, Amy, Mark, Michael; 13 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Ungru. A Mass of Christian burial was Dec. 7. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, 45242.

Florence Ungru, 91, died Dec. 3.

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REAL ESTATE Delhi Township

Siemer, Scott R.; $165,000.

264 Deephaven Drive: Staab, James A. and Juanita M. to Gibson, Mary K.; $142,500. 421 Viscount Drive: Hudepohl, Glenn R. to Treinen, Sean M.; $130,500. 4594 Mount Alverno Road: Morequity Inc. to VCA1 Holdings LLC; $54,000. 497 Springarden Court: Hetzel, James and Colleen to Haws, Matthew A. and Laura Schramm; $211,000. 5309 Plover Lane: Niehaus, Baron M. Tr. to Abner, Kelly; $75,000. 5389 Plumridge Drive: Christensen, Judith M. to Peak, Dana L.; $119,000. 5396 Plumridge Drive: Leviton, Mary A. to Weidner, Catherine M.; $104,900. 6401 Timberhill Court: Bedinghaus, Nicole L. and David M. Kneflin to Langenbrunner, Kelly; $165,000. 720 Woodvalley Lane: Federal National Mortgage Association to

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East Price Hill

1025 Considine Ave.: Southern Ohio Property Investments Ltd. to States Resources Corporation; $18,000. 1027 Considine Ave.: Southern Ohio Property Investment Ltd. to States Resources Corporation; $18,000. 1029 Considine Ave.: Southern Ohio Property Investment Ltd. to State Resources Corporation; $18,000. 1101 Woodlawn Ave.: Econohomes Reo LLC to Overbeck, Karen; $9,000. 1115 Carson Ave.: Southern Ohio Property Investments Ltd. to States Resources Corporation; $36,000. 1514 Manss Ave.: Visio Capital II LLC to Antonescu, Sebastian; $12,000. 1800 Minion Ave.: Wallace, Tommy to New Century Mortgage Corporation; $18,000.

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. 3024 Price Ave.: Lee, Hee S. and Eun K. to BandB Real Estate Invest Management Group Ltd.; $30,000. 3026 Price Ave.: Lee, Hee S. and Eun K. to BandB Real Estate Invest Management Group Ltd.; $30,000. 3529 Glenway Ave.: Hasty, Jeffrey R. to Wells Fargo Bank NA; $80,000. 3537 Glenway Ave.: Wallace, Tommy to New Century Mortgage Corpo-

ration; $59,380. 3603 Laclede Ave.: Southern Ohio Property Investments Ltd. to States Resources Corporation; $38,000. 3605 Laclede Ave.: Southern Ohio Property Investments Ltd. to States Resources Corporation; $38,000. 3775 St. Lawrence Ave.: JD4 Investments LLC to Alpha Real Estate Holding LP; $2,975. 723 Mount Hope Ave.: Price Hill Will to Mathis, Stacy C.; $115,000. 819 Elberon Ave.: Southern Ohio Property Investments Ltd. to States Resources Corporation; $30,000. 821 Elberon Ave.: Southern Ohio Property Investments Ltd. to States Resources Corporation; $32,000. 923 McPherson Ave.: W.J. Investment Group Corp. to Distinctive Designs LLC; $3,000.

Lower Price Hill

653 Neave St.: Emmons, Jerome to Baker, Carl E. Jr.; $30,000.

Sayler Park

6040 River Road: Shapiro, Melvin I. to ABC Riverside LLC; $775,000. 6057 Hillside Ave.: Shapiro, Melvin I. to ABC Riverside LLC; $775,000. 6095 River Road: Shapiro, Melvin I. to ABC Riverside LLC; $775,000. 6634 Home City Ave.: Vickers, Victoria to Fields, Brian P.; $78,500.

West Price Hill

1059 Gilsey Ave.: 745 Special Assets LLC to Lang, Eugene A. Jr.; $32,075. 1217 Sliker Ave.: BDTR Properties Cincinnati OH LLC to Kraus, Peter; $2,080,000. 1238 Beech Ave.: Ortiz, Andres F. to Talbott, James E.; $1,350. 1242 Beech Ave.: Ortiz, Andres F. to

Talbott, James E.; $3,150. 1335 Covedale Ave.: Johnson, Randall to Meyer, Donald J. III and Maria B.; $117,000. 4224 Glenway Ave.: BDTR Properties Cincinnati OH LLC to Kraus, Peter; $2,080,000. 4296 Foley Road: Fitzpatrick, Mark E. to Vaughn, Jarrid; $89,900. 4544 Glenway Ave.: Fannie Mae to Moore, Michael and Lois Davidson-Moore; $6,150. 4731 Green Glen Lane: Chapman, Michael C. to Union Savings Bank; $24,000. 4733 Hardwick Drive: Citimortgage Inc. to Teeter, Ronald C. II; $23,303. 4816 Glenway Ave.: Busche, Rita E. to Gray, Jacob D.; $38,000. 4928 Ralph Ave.: Callahan, Christopher M. and Carole J. to Listday Inc.; $100,000. 5246 Willnet Drive: Tikkanen, Jeffrey G. to Scully, Tom; $93,000.



violence, 1630 Iliff Ave., Nov. 24. James Crutchfield, born 1976, criminal trespass, 805 Seton Ave., Nov. 27.

Joshua Garner, born 1980, receiving stolen checks, 1141 Gilsey Ave., Nov. 21. Kanisha West, born 1980, 1272 Gilsey Ave., Nov. 23. Kevin Chisenhall, born 1970, posses-

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Ralph G. Davis, born 1952, violation of temporary protection order, 3029 Theresa St., Dec. 5. Robert Owens, born 1986, aggravated robbery armed, 502 Elberon Ave., Dec. 7. Tony C. Ruffin, born 1960, falsification and possession of drugs, 2821 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 1. William Harper, born 1986, burglary, 946 Wells St., Dec. 4. Carlos Torres, born 1966, assault, 2811 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 2. Carlos Torres, born 1966, telecommunication harassment, 3642 W. Liberty St., Dec. 2. Michelle Gilland, born 1980, possession of drug paraphernalia, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 2. Damien L. Blythe, born 1982, possession of drugs and drug abuse, 3593 W. Eighth St., Dec. 4. John W. Clutterham, born 1949, aggravated menacing and telecommunication harassment, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Dec. 3. Pablo Medellin, born 1979, obstruction of official business and falsification, 3635 Glenway Ave., Dec. 2. Shontana Riston, born 1990, domestic violence, 817 McPherson Ave., Dec. 4. Chad Pitman, born 1973, possession of drug abuse instruments, 4431 W. Eighth St., Dec. 2. Tony King, born 1986, robbery, 4501 W. Eighth St., Dec. 6. Joey Leonard Brewer, born 1988, robbery, 4014 St. Lawrence Ave., Dec. 3. William Vaughn, born 1986, attempt

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sion of drug paraphernalia and receiving stolen property, 4860 Glenway Ave., Nov. 25. Martino Hicks, born 1990, attempted theft under $300 and obstruction of official business, 1815 Wegman Ave., Nov. 23. Michael J. Spencer, born 1984, trafficking, 4165 W. Eighth St., Nov. 24. Robert A. Nixson, born 1983, domestic violence, 4053 W. Eighth St., Nov. 19. Sara Elizabeth Pfaffinger, born 1983, possession of drug abuse instruments, 3959 W. Eighth St., Nov. 27. Stacy Peterson, born 1986, 1272 Gilsey Ave., Nov. 23. Steven R. Fullbeck, born 1989, possession of drugs, 5050 Glenway Ave., Nov. 25. David Wilson, born 1989, drug abuse, 7300 Gracely Drive, Dec. 3. Joshua James Hopkins, born 1984, possession of counterfeit controlled substance, 6931 Gracely Drive, Dec. 1. Amanda M. Jones, born 1985, theft under $300, 814 Kirbert Ave., Dec. 6. Jason P. Deaton, born 1977, violation of temporary protection order and theft under $300, 814 Kirbert Ave., Dec. 6. Jesse Wynn, born 1972, aggravated menacing, 490 Elberon Ave., Dec. 4. Nichole Baker, born 1979, soliciting prostitution and loitering to solicit, 800 Elberon Ave., Dec. 2.

NORTH CAROLINA EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 1-252-354-5555 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty

CHALET VILLAGE Cozy cabins to luxurious chalets Fully furnished, hot tubs, pool tables. Check SPECIALS, availability and book online 24/7, or call 1-800-722-9617

GATLINBURG. Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661

SOUTH CAROLINA CLEARWATER - Indian Rocks Beach 2br, 2ba Gulf Front condo. Heated pool, balcony. Many up grades. 513-771-1373, 260-3208

SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949. Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge. Vacation in a beautiful log cabin or chalet with hot tub, Jacuzzi, views & pool tables. Call about specials! 800-436-6618


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