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Borman has been at Moeller from beginning By Amanda Hopkins

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Eight U.S. presidents have called Ohio home, so you would think we would know a little bit about all of the men who have held the nation’s highest office. Take our quiz, and see if you can tell one Adams from another, or distinguish between Harrisons. SEE LIFE, B1


Moeller Athletic Director Barry Borman was one of the students in the first class at Moeller High School to start in 1960 and graduate in 1964. Borman came back as a teacher and coach in 1969 and is also in the Moeller athletic Hall of Fame.

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Horizon Community Church members left for Belize Feb. 4 on their eighth annual mission trip. The difference between this trip and the previous seven is volunteers arrived in the country with a portable ultrasound machine. SEE STORY, A2

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Moeller High School, along with their Marianist Brothers, celebrated Founder’s Day with Mass and a presentation of their annual Founder’s Awards. Father Chris Wittmann was the main celebrant. SEE SCHOOLS, A4


“This school is a part of me. I don’t see myself not being here.”

Barry Borman Moeller High School athletic director

Barry Borman considers Moeller High School his second home. The athletic director was one of the students in the first class to go through Moeller High School when it opened in 1960. After Borman graduated in 1964, he attended the University of Cincinnati. He wasn’t away from Moeller for long. Borman returned as a science teacher and coach in 1969 and has been at the Kenwood school since. “This school is a part of me,” Borman said. “I don’t see myself not being here.” Borman said even on his off days or when school is not in session, he sometimes finds himself in his office in the athletic department. As the Moeller community prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary during the 20102011 school year, Borman said the first year at the school was very different from the current students’ experience. The first year, only freshmen attended classes. “We were like four-year seniors,” Borman said. The school building wasn’t complete when the school opened, with an unfinished gym and library. Students ate lunch in the third floor hallway because there was no cafeteria.

Moeller turns 50 As Moeller High School prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary, Suburban Life will do periodic features on the people, traditions and history of the school. You are invited to participate. E-mail your thoughts and story ideas about Moeller to suburban@ Borman said in the first year the school was open, the Dad’s Club finished the gym, the physical education classes planted much of the landscape around the building and the library was stocked through a book drive held around the neighborhood. “Each year we continued to improve,” Borman said. Borman has become a part of the Moeller tradition as a teacher, coach and athletic director and even earned a spot in the Athletic Hall of Fame. Borman also had four sons graduate from Moeller. Borman attributed the tradition of the school to involving students, parents and the community in keeping the education innovative and the athletics competitive. He said the faculty, with roughly one-third of them Moeller graduates, also creates friendships and camaraderie among themselves and with the students. “They had a great experience and they want to make sure the kids have the same great experience to keep them coming back,” Borman said.

City: No guarantor guarantees yet By Jeanne Houck

Madeira City Council may decide soon whether it will help the Madeira Historical Society get a $60,000 state grant for improvements at the Miller House museum. Two city committees began studying the issue after Madeira resident Claudia Harrod told council in December that the historical society doesn’t have the financial stability to accept a grant approved by the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, which comes with the proviso the historical society “provide culture” at the museum’s Miami Avenue property for 15 years. Historical society members – who say they fully expect the organization to remain solvent – want the city to agree to be the “cultural guarantor” of the grant, in which Madeira would pledge to

Business people step up to the plate

Doug Oppenheimer, president of the Madeira Historical Society, said the following businesses have donated or pledged materials and labor to help the historical society make improvements at the Miller House museum: • Ferguson Plumbing Supply in Sharonville. • George Meyer Hardware in Madeira. • Home Depot in Pleasant Ridge. • Leed Interiors in Madeira. • Pat Kelly Plumbing in Silverton. • Scott Caesar of Madeira, an independent painter and remodeler.

provide culture at the Miller House should the historical society be unable to do that during the 15 years of the agreement. Madeira City Manager Tom Moeller said the Budget and

Finance Committee has asked the historical society for financial and membership information and the Law and Safety Committee is reviewing legal issues raised by the proposal. Historical society members have been attending the meetings. “I am somewhat optimistic that the council will make a decision to be the cultural guarantor, and one way or the other I am hopeful that by the end of February council will make a decision,” said Doug Oppenheimer, society president. Meanwhile, Oppenheimer said, the historical society has had to proceed with some of the needed repairs at the Miller House, including replacing all of the 1922 plumbing pipes and fixtures, and soon will install a new garage door and paint the building’s interior. Oppenheimer said historical society members have donated more than $4,000 in cash for the work and that businesses in


The Madeira Historical Society is replacing 1922 plumbing pipes and fixtures at the Miller House museum. Greater Cincinnati are donating materials and labor. He said the historical society will delay making other improvements, including electrical work and landscaping, until city council makes a decision about the grant.

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Church mission returns to Belize

Horizon Community Church members left for Belize Feb. 4 on their eighth annual mission trip. The difference between this trip and the previous seven is volunteers arrived in the country with a portable ultrasound machine. While standard in America, a portable ultrasound machine isn’t available in hospitals there.

Dr. Greg Frappier, an emergency room doctor who lives in Indian Hill, attended a mission trip to Belize two years ago and saw the need for more medical equipment. A portable ultrasound can make a big difference by evaluating pregnancies and a variety of internal issues. Frappier said the refurbished ultrasound costs about $20,000 and was donated by Sonosite, which is an ultrasound manufac-

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fore, the church asked for and received about $3,600 in donations for the probes. With the equipment now ready to make the trip, Frappier said he perpared to teach a group of doctors from Belize how to use the ultrasound. While volunteers on the mission typically work for four days and take a day to enjoy themselves, Frappier said he planned to be lecturing and teaching these doctors for his entire trip. “It’s going to be really tough to get this done in five days,” he said. Frappier said he assisted approximately 50 patients a day during the five day visit


Dr. Greg Frappier (left) and John Kirby, connections pastor at Horizon Community Church, prepare for an upcoming mission trip to Belize. The mission will include a donated ultrasound machine, along with surgical teams and several doctors. two years ago, and Kirby said about 750 patients will be seen by visiting doctors during a typical mission trip

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Lexi Pet Therapy and Volunteers for Animal Welfare will host a flea/ treasure market at Madeira High School Cafeteria, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 25, with set up beginning at 10 a.m. Parking is free and there will be a $1 admission. Only non profit organizations are invited to set up and the organizations can keep 100 percent of their profit with a request they advertise the event through their connections and/or members. Applications are available at, at the Madeira Municipal Building, Madeira Woman’s Club and Madeira Board of Education. Please call Sami Smith at 793-9920 with any questions.


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Madeira academic teams continue strong season League Tournament. The first and second reserve teams are in third and second place, respectively, in the league. Academic matches are split into four rounds with teams answering questions on a variety of subjects ranging from math, science and literature to mythology





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Moeller celebrates Founder’s Day, presents awards

The Madeira High School varsity and reserve academic teams recently competed in the Cincinnati Academic League Tournament. Varsity team members are, from left: front row, Ben Linzer, Gwen Evans and Dan Schroeder; back row, James Booth, Matt Reuter, Paul Ramsdell and Ricky McQuery. Not pictured, Jake Taylor.

The Madeira High School varsity and reserve academic teams are closing in on another successful season. The varsity team, with six wins and two losses, is in a tight race with Cincinnati Country Day and Summit Country Day Schools for one the top three places in the Cincinnati Academic


and history. The CAL Tournament, Jan. 30, was hosted by Cincinnati State College. It allowed students to compete academically for a chance at a regional and state title. The Madeira team coaches are Barb Linzer and Allison Evans.

Moeller High School, along with their Marianist Brothers, celebrated Founder’s Day with Mass and a presentation of their annual Founder’s Awards. Father Chris Wittmann, S.M., was the main celebrant. “In his homily, Father Chris commended the students for their dedication to Christ and the public symbols of that dedication, which are so easily observed among them,” program coordinator Sister Judy Klei said. At the end of the Liturgy, Moeller’s Founder’s Awards were presented to The Rev. Thomas Kreidler and Ed Jamieson. Kreidler grew up in Deer Park and attended St. John grade school and then St. Xavier High School, graduating in 1969. From St. Xavier he went to St. Gregory Seminary and graduated in 1973 with a degree in English. In 1977 Kreidler received an master’s in sacred theology from Mount St. Mary Seminary and in 1984 he earned a M.Ed. from Xavier University in education administration. Four years later he earned an Ed.D. from the University of Cincinnati and spent 19 years in Catholic secondary education. Kreidler came to Moeller in 1977 after his ordination and served as chair of the Religion Department and later assistant principal and dean of students. He also coached Moeller’s freshman baseball


Moeller High School recently celebrated Founder’s Day with Mass and a presentation of their annual Founder’s Awards. Those who participated in the celebration include, from left: Moeller guidance department chair Brother Robert Flaherty, S.M., Founder’s Award recipient Father Thomas Kreidler, Founder’s Award recipient Ed Jamieson and principal Blane Collison. team and reserve soccer team. During his years at Moeller, Kreidler, who is pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary parish, also served as associate pastor at Sacred Heart in Reading, Good Shepherd, All Saints and St. Susanna. In 1990, the Archdiocese reassigned Kreidler to Springfield Catholic Central High School, where he served as principal until 1996. However, he remained connected to the Moeller community and now serves on the school’s Advisory Board. “Father Kreidler received Moeller’s Founder’s Day Award for both his dedication to Catholic education and his commitment to Moeller and its Marianist vision of education,” said principal Blane Collison. Jamieson is a 1995 graduate of the University of Notre Dame where he majored in business administration and minored in

theology. He then worked at G.E. and earned the company’s Capital Marketing Leadership Award in 1998. That same year he came to Moeller to teach religion and business and computer systems and to coach wrestling. When Moeller introduced the House System five years ago, Jamieson was named Pillar House dean and then later became the House System’s director. This year he initiated and worked with the House deans to create the Man of Moeller course, which is based on “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens” by Sean Covey and also focuses on teaching the students the five characteristics of a Marianist education. “His dedication to the students and particularly to the Marianist Characteristics is present daily in his work at Moeller,” Klei said. “He has led many endeavors to teach students how to be men of faith and justice.”



College of Mount St. Joseph fall semester – Leslie A Bolger, Casey Michelle Brookbank, Kathleen V Clifton, Shawn M Finamore, Cristopher M Jonas, Kathryn Elizabeth Schreiber, Patricia A Teeter and Tricia

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• Ohio University fall quarter – Karl Henkel, Jeffrey Kelley, Monique Mackey, Timothy McWilliams, Melissa Mock, David Pence, Tera Poole, Margaret Riedel, Monica Ruscher, Sarah

Scavo, Susan Schmidt and Abby Silberhorn. • Lee Stephens has been named to the 2009 fall semester dean’s list at Furman University. She is from Madeira.

The Madeira High School varsity and reserve academic teams competed in the Cincinnati Academic League Tournament. Reserve team members are, from left: first row, Susan Wallace, Bette Hopkin, Emma Sabransky and Kelysey Johnson; second row, Alex Cummings, Anna Meyer, Katie Reuter, Raphael Benros, Lydia Smith and Lauren Shull; third row, Burke Evans, John Muenz, Sam Deininger, Ian Neumann, Richard Herndon, Evan Jenkins and Riley Kane. Not pictured, Maggie Gray, Caitlyn McQuery, Blake Fajack, Eric Rush and Carson Sotelo.

SCHOOL NOTES Registration for kindergarten-age children will be held during school hours Tuesday, Feb. 23, at Madeira Elementary School, 7840 Thomas Drive. Children 5 years old or older before Sept. 30 are eligible to register. Parents and guardians should call the school between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to schedule an appointment. For more information, call Madeira Elementary at 985-6080.

Awards finalist

Madeira High School science teacher Brett Becker has been chosen as one of Ohio’s finalists for the

2009 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. He will be recognized at the March 8 Ohio State Board of Education Meeting in Columbus.

Mathletes competition

Individual and team Madeira Middle School Math Counts Mathletes participated in the GCCTM Math Competition Jan. 23. The team of Austin Cross, Even Cummings, Ethan Fitter and Michael Shull earned a superior rating and were presented with a trophy for being named an honors team. The team of Gabe Bursk, Marissa Farnum, Travis Freytag, Matt Scheid and Kristian Snyder earned an excellent rating.

The top Madeira individual scorers were Freytag and Snyder.

Financial report

The Madeira City Schools financial audit for fiscal year 2009 has been completed and approved by the auditor of Ohio. The financial statements, footnotes, accompanying independent auditors report and the auditor of state letter can be found at To locate the report, click on the ‘Administration’ tab on the top menu bar, click on ‘Treasurer/Finance’ on the Administration page, then click on the ‘Treasurer of State Audit 2009’ on the right. For questions or comments, contact Susan Crabill at 985-6070 or

Geography bee winner

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart eight-grader Danny Miller was crowned the winner of the school’s National Geographic Geography Bee. Miller, who is studying for the written geography bee test to in order to advance to the next round, is the son of Janice and Tom Miller of Deer Park.


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Softball registration

Registration forms for Madeira fastpitch softball are available in the Madeira Elementary School and Madeira Middle School offices. The deadline is Feb. 28.

This week in basketball

• Deer Park High School boys beat Finneytown High School 56-54, Feb. 2. Deer Park’s top-scorer was Micquelle Burton with 21 points. • Madeira High School boys beat Wyoming High School 51-43, Feb. 2. Madeira’s top-scorer was Eric Rolfes with 13 points. • Indian Hill High School boys beat Mariemont High School 59-55, Feb. 2. Indian Hill’s top-scorer was Cory Hunter with 23 points.

This week in swimming

• Madeira High School boys came in third with a score of 140 in the CHL Championships at Powell Crosley YMCA, Feb. 1. Indian Hill High School boys came in fourth with a score of 129. Madeira’s Max Mantkowski won the 500-meter freestyle in 4:54.08. Indian Hill’s Mack Rice won the 200-meter individual medley in 1:58.76, and was named Swimmer of the Year. • Moeller High School boys placed second in the GCL South Championships, Feb. 3. Moeller’s Foos won the 200-meter individual medley in 1:59.26, Schwab won the 50-meter freestyle in 22.07, Harry Hamiter won the 500-meter freestyle in 4:49.48. Moeller’s Kevin Schwab was named swimmer of the meet. Moeller’s coach, Jay Fentsos, was named Coach of the Year. • Indian Hill girls came in third place in the CHL Championships at Powell Crosley YMCA, Feb. 1, with a score of 172. Madeira girls finished fourth with a score of 142. Indian Hill’s Hannah Vester won the 200-meter freestyle in 1:59.06, Heinback won the 200-meter individual medley in 2:14.99, Alexandra Tracy won the 50-meter freestyle in 25.82 and Vester won the 500meter freestyle in 5:15.08. Indian Hill’s Vester was named Swimmer of the Year.

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Indian Hill closes on CHL title By Mark Chalifoux

Football players wanted

The Deer Park Lil’ Cats Youth Football team is looking for players and cheerleaders after a successful season at several of the age levels, including a Super Bowl appearance for the 5- and 6year-old team. The Lil’ Cats have programs for players and cheerleaders from ages 5 to 11 as of Aug. 1. Home games are played at Deer Park High School, and the Lil’ Cats play in one of the oldest leagues in the Cincinnati area. Signups for the 2010 season will held from 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16 at the Deer Park Community Center in Chamberlin Park, or registrations can be completed online at Call Dave Anderson at 791-7322 or Reggie Allen at 307-2123.

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Indian Hill guard Adam Bell passes inside against Mariemont.

The Indian Hill High School boys’ basketball team is two games from clinching the CHL title with three games left to play, giving the Braves (13-3, 11-0) a chance to seal a league championship outright at home against Finneytown Feb. 13. “The league has been tough. It’s preparing us well for the postseason,” Braves head coach Tim Burch said. “Everyone brings us their ‘A’ game, and that’s not the easiest thing to go up against every night. I’m proud of our guys to keep winning and doing the little things right.” Winning has been harder as of late for the Braves as they must do it without the CHL’s leading scorer, Will

Satterfield. Satterfield has been out with mono but is expected to return for the Wyoming game or for the tournament. Still, replacing his 17.9 points per game hasn’t been easy for Indian Hill. One player who has stepped up has been Corey Hunter. “He’s been improving a ton,” Burch said. “He’s a special player and a special kid who will help us a lot in the tournament.” Sam Hendricks has also been a consistent standout for the Braves, averaging 16.8 points per game, good for third in the CHL. “He could be the Division II player of the year in the city. If he’s not the CHL player of the year, it’s a real shame,” Burch said “When I had Sam as a freshman, I said at the ban-

quet that I thought he might be the best player to come through here and I still believe it.” Without Satterfield in the lineup, other players have been able to step up and get valuable minutes. Burch praised the play of Sam Voss and Austin Trout in the game against Reading on Friday, Feb. 5, in the Braves’ 72-30 win. “We’re working on eliminating mistakes and rebounding and taking care of the basketball – things that will help us in the tournament,” Burch said. “I’m looking forward to the tournament, but before we can worry about that, we need to take care of the rest of our league schedule.” Indian Hill’s next game is Feb 10 at Taylor and then senior night Feb. 13 against Finneytown.

MND swimmers happy with season By Tony Meale

The Mount Notre Dame High School swimming team finished third in the Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League Championship, which was held at St. Xavier’s Keating Natatorium Feb. 3. The Cougars, which tallied 144 team points, finished behind Ursuline (449) and St. Ursula (359) and ahead of Seton (131), McAuley (93) and Mercy (87). MND head coach Jay Frentsos was more than

happy with his team’s performance. “Last year we had a team that set five team records and finished 12th at state and 3rd at GGCLs,” he said. “This year we have 22 new swimmers – and we finished third at GGCLs. We're right where we were last year." MND was led at the GGCL Championship by freshman Maddie Rapp, who finished second in the 100 backstroke (1:01.41) and third in the 100 butterfly (1:01.64). “She’s been swimming a

long time,” Frentsos said. “She’s just a hard worker and one of those freshmen who’s really good.” Also playing a pivotal role was senior Kim Recinella, who finished ninth (1:06.24) in the 100 back and fifth in the 200 individual medley (2:20.65). “She’s a quiet leader, and I don’t have a problem with that,” Frentsos said. “She does her work and leads by example.” Rapp and Recinella teamed with Kelly Cutter and Amy Flynn for a thirdplace finish in the 400 free

relay (3:54.48). Frentsos was also impressed with junior Chloe Meyer, who finished eighth in the 100 breaststroke (1:15.28) and ninth in the 500 free (5:30.73). “She’s dropped over 40 seconds off her 500 free time this year,” Frentsos said. Sophomore Mary-Kate Mullinger, meanwhile, placed third in 1-meter diving (203.85). Frentsos, who also coaches the Moeller swimming team, has certainly been busy this season. He

helped the Crusaders to a second-place finish at the Greater Catholic League Championship Feb. 3 and was named GCL-South Coach of the Year. “I think it’s a tribute to the kids,” Frentsos said. MND now prepares for the sectional tournament, which begins Feb. 11, with a renewed sense of confidence. “We had some good drops at GGCLs,” said Frentsos, who believes MND has a chance to send a relay to state. “I’m happy for it.”

Madeira girls dealing with setback

By Mark Chalifoux

For a team that was dealing with the loss of five seniors, the Madeira girls’ basketball team started the season very well, winning its first four games, including an impressive win over one of the top teams in the FAVC in Mount Healthy. That’s when the season took a turn for the worst. The Amazons lost standout guard Anne Gulick for the season with an ACL injury four games into the season and it left Madeira scrambling from that point on. “She was one of our best players and with so little experience coming back, we knew we couldn’t afford to lose her or (senior) Gretchen Staubach, so that was a really tough blow,” head coach Dave Schlensker said. Up to that point, Gulick represented 23 points of offense a game, generated through her 11 points per game average and her team best six assists per game average. In her absence, sophomore guard Taylor Beirne has stepped into a starting role for the Amazons and has been improving throughout the season, Schlensker said. Still, many times in the game, bringing the ball up the court is a job filled by the Amazon’s tallest player, Staubach. “She’s been playing really well,” Schlensker said. “Other teams know that though and focus on stopping her, usually with more than one other player. There are sometimes three players around her when she gets the ball.” Staubach leads the team in scoring with 13.2 points per game and leads the team in rebounding with


Madeira High School senior forward Gretchen Staubach goes up for a shot against Wyoming’s Hailee Schlager during the Amazon’s Feb. 3 48-32 loss at Wyoming. Staubach had eight points, six rebounds, five steals and an assist on the night. six per game. She also leads the team in assists per game. The Amazons are 9-6 but have had trouble keeping pace with Indian Hill and Wyoming, the two top teams in the CHL. The Amazons have shown improvement, as Madeira was only down by seven points in the fourth quarter against Indian Hill before the Braves pulled away.

Another player who has stepped up for Madeira is sophomore guard Emily Luther. She’s the team’s second-leading scorer, averaging 8.5 points per game. “She has played pretty well, and Lanie Frayer has been coming around lately,” Schlensker said. “We could be a team that surprises someone in the tournament.” And with so many young players

getting valuable varsity minutes they may not have otherwise had this season, Schlensker thinks the Amazons will have more go-to players next season. “These kids have worked hard and haven’t given up in the face of adversity, and they will be better players because of it,” he said. “This team has improved a lot this season.”



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Visitors to Madeira posted these comments to a story about Madeira resident Ryan Korengel, who is continuing to rehabilitate and recover after being struck in the head by a tree limb during the September 2008 windstorm:

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“Now here’s an athlete that kids should be seeking an autograph from. Like it or not, you’re an inspiration, Ryan!” cornercase

He turned his adversity into power. We can all learn something from Ryan. Great story, very uplifting.” btylerr

“Wow, what an inspirational kid! I wish my students had one-tenth of his drive! I would also like to congratulate and thank all of those people involved in keeping him going hard at this: his trainers, coaches, teachers, parents etc. They play a huge role.” SSosa “This kid is the face of perseverance.



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Moeller High School is getting ready to celebrate its 50th year. What are your memories of Moeller? What has it contributed to the community? No responses. What is the best thing the president and Congress can do to reduce unemployment? “During the 1930s, we stimulated the economy by creating construction projects to build public works, many of which are still here today. We even funded artists to create public artwork. We got something lasting for all the debt we took on. “This time around, we seemed to have used the money to fill holes in state and local budgets so we could pay more bureaucrats and to pay unemployment benefits to people who are not working. “Let’s put people to work doing worthwhile public projects that have been languishing for years. How about trail maintenance in national parks, bridges, roads, airports and passenger rail? What about new technology nuclear power plants or updating the national electrical grid?” F.S.D. “What is the best thing the president and Congress can do to reduce unemployment? The best thing they can do is to stay out of the private sector; the federal government had no business and no authority to meddle in this area of our lives in the first place. “There is no way to assess the damage already done by the interference of the Congress and the president. Because of the inability of ordinary citizens to exert any control over their elected representatives, some of these people have convinced themselves that they are royalty. “Looking back over the last 55-60 years, the legislation passed by Congress impacting business in this country has caused perhaps irreparable damage to our competitiveness with other countries. You are not the king, Mr. Obama.” B.B.

“If you lower the cost of anything, you increase the demand for it. So, if Congress were to set a lower minimum wage, at least for hires during the next year or two, it would increase employment. “Also, it could declare a ‘holiday’ on payroll taxes for some

Next question Should the city of Madeira agree to be a cultural “guarantor” for the Madeira Historical Society? Why or why not? At which Winter Olympic sport do you wish you could excel? Which Winter Olympics sports do you like to watch? Every week The Suburban Life asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line. period of time, that lowers the cost of employment also. “Lastly, it could give a tax credit for the purchase of new equipment, which would increase sales and employment.” T.H. “Stop sending our manufacturing jobs overseas! Bring our call centers back to our own soil.” G.F. “The best thing they can do is to lower taxes and stay out of the way of the recovery. Recessions are part of the business cycle. Quit spending money trying to make jobs (buy votes), which doesn’t work because until the economy can support the jobs, they are just making temporary jobs that will go away as soon as their funding stops. “All they’re doing is taking from some people they don’t like and giving to those they do. The business owners are sitting still, waiting to see if Obama will keep meddling and taxing them before they commit to growing their companies.” P.C. “Give up their jobs to the unemployed.” C.B. “Resign.”


“To save jobs and encourage businesses to hire additional employees, government should back off from threatening potentially costly yet ill-defined programs such as health care, cap and trade, and tax increases.” R.V. “Get rid of the Republicans so something can be accomplished.” R.B.

“Inspirational story and a great kid! My wife had surgery in ’07 for a wrecked knee and had a big kneebrace on, in Kroger one day she was struggling to get stuff from cart to car – Ryan took the time to ask dad to stop and got out to help her get groceries Not a huge deal, but something that my wife will never forget!... A great kid before the accident – and a great kid after. Way to go Ryan – keep up the hard work! Anything is possible with a positive attitude and strong desire to overcome!” TR911 “Ryan – I would like to remind you there is a whole bunch of people who will be waiting to complete that round of golf with you at Little Miami. We all look forward to joining you in celebrating your remarkable recovery. Your story only proves the adage ‘you can’t keep a good man down.’ Best of luck, and keep up the good work! Keep us posted on that golf date!” Cincimike


Ryan Korengel takes batting practice, under the watchful eye of his father, Don, and Jack Kuzniczci.

Where are the jobs?

It has been a long time since I took economics in college. Fortunately, my professors knew enough about economics to impress my unsophisticated mind that creating a job required two very important things. The first was the expectation that creating the job would lead to a profit for the business. The second was that the new employee would have the expectations of a better life by accepting my job offer. This simple fact served me well in my business career that lasted more than 45 years. When I became a production manager, I raised wages to the anger of my superiors. My reasoning was that by making our business the first choice of potential employees, I got my pick of the best ones. The other important factor was that we would have less turnover and thus, less training costs and better quality. This proved to be true. We had an 12 percent turnover rate per year while the rest of our industry had 100 percent turnover. Things changed as time went on. The government and unions created expensive costs and work rules. These became reflected in take home pay for our employees.

Imposed costs like these have to be covered. They don’t show on the pay check, but they greatly affect it. Increases in dollars earned Edward Levy were lost to inflation and competiCommunity tion. MechanizaPress guest tion helped retain columnist a portion of our earning power. Even efficiency does not overcome the lower costs of productive foreign competition. Business reality tells us that the customer decides your fate. Legislated costs and rules merely create problems which eventually affect the workers by limiting jobs. Foreign competition becomes an important factor in the workplace. We were forced to use some foreign production. My concern here is for the increasing number of deserving Americans who are either out of work or reduced to part time. There are also many who, in normal times would be eligible for raises. Now, they work harder just to keep their jobs and are thankful

Plea bargains in criminal cases A plea bargain is an agreement between a prosecutor and a defendant to settle a criminal case. Pleas bargains, though often criticized, are an essential process in the criminal justice system. My courtroom averages more than 300 cases per week. Plea bargains are necessary to deal with this volume of cases. In fact, about 95 percent of criminal convictions are resolved with a plea. In other words, less than 5 percent of criminal cases actually go to trial. Prosecutors and defendants have incentives to engage in plea bargaining. For prosecutors, a plea bargain ensures a conviction even if it is for a lesser charge. No case, no matter how strong the evidence, is a certain victory for the prosecutor at trial. Jury trials especially are unpredictable. The prosecutor also may accept a plea bargain from one defendant

in exchange for testimony against a co-defendant. Defendants have an obvious incentive to plea bargain: the opportunity for a lighter sentence Judge Brad or lesser charge. Greenberg Defendants have incentives Community other as well. Press guest Most defencolumnist dants prefer certainty to uncertainty. A plea bargain with an expected sentence may be preferable to an unknown sentence after a trial. Defendants also save time and legal fees, if they have private counsel, by avoiding a trial and entering a plea. Defendants, defense attorneys and prosecutors assess multiple

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that they still have them. My experience was that federal and state interference caused more disincentives to hiring than anything else. It is a major factor in the increasing unemployment rate today. As usual, it is the working poor who suffer the most. Also, as usual, the Administration and the Congress try to shift the blame to “greedy evil business.” Nothing is both more deceitful or further from the truth. A proper and prosperous business climate requires a government that recognizes that the working folks have a large stake in the businesses they work for. This climate also requires that businesses consider their employees as a valuable asset. It is only when both government and business work together that the working folks have prosperity and security. Why is it that political power is more important than the welfare of the average American? Do they not teach actual economics in the “elite” colleges our leaders attend? Who among us can wake up Washington? Edward Levy is a longtime resident of Montgomery and a former college instructor.

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factors when negotiating a plea bargain. Most significant is the strength or weakness of each side’s case. If the prosecutor thinks that she has a strong case, she will be less flexible and may not offer any plea bargain. Conversely, if the prosecutor has a weak case, such as missing witnesses, the defendant often gets a better deal. The judge has the authority to accept or reject a proposed plea bargain. Most plea bargains are accepted. However, I occasionally have rejected plea bargains that I think do not protect the public. Although many cases are resolved by a plea bargain, remember that a defendant has a constitutional right to a jury trial. No one, including the judge, may force someone to waive that right. Judge Brad Greenberg presides in Hamilton County Municipal Court.



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Madeira High School senior Peyton Hahn, far left, and his bandmates helped raise money for Josh Cares, a non-profit organization that pays for positions at Children’s Hospital that care strictly for children who are patients for long-term care and have relatives that cannot stay with them, through a benefit concert at the high school. From left: David Hammitt, Jake Champion, Theo Cedillo and Peyton Hahn.

Madeira student holds concert, raises money for non-profit By Amanda Hopkins

Peyton Hahn wanted to hold a charity event, but was also looking to get his band a gig or two before they all went their separate ways after graduation in May. The Madeira High School senior, who is also the event coordinator for student government, organized a benefit concert that raised $1,933 for Josh Cares, a non-profit organization that provides critically ill children whose parents or other relatives cannot be with them during their hospital stay with surrogates who are able to stay with the children and keep the families updated on their progress. Hahn first heard about the Josh Cares organization through Ryan Korengel, a Madeira Middle School student who was critically injured during the September 2008 windstorm. Korengel and his parents learned of the organization during his hospital stay and recovery. Hahn and his bandmates in October Final – Madeira seniors Jake Champion, Theo Cedillo and David Hammitt – were the headliners of their Nov. 13 concert which also featured other local artists, Jayne Johnston, Amy Gadd and In Transit. Hahn raised money for Josh Cares through ticket sales, donation and from sponsors Jaguar and Land Rover. Director of development for Josh Cares, Joy Blang,

Josh Cares

Josh Cares is a non-profit organization founded in 2005 that is “dedicated to ensuring that no critically ill child goes through a hospitalization alone.” It was founded by Dan and Lynn Pierce, who were inspired by their children’s stays at the hospital as infants and also by the loss of the son of close friends, the Helfrich family. Both families recognized that there were children who required long-term hospital stays, but did not have the same support system as other children. Josh Cares pays for four fellows at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to attend to children at the hospital without family or relatives that are able to stay with them. They raise money through different events such as Madeira High School senior Peyton Hahn’s benefit concert. All proceeds go directly to Children’s Hospital to support these positions. To learn more about this non-profit organization, visit said Hahn had just one month to organize the concert after contacting her last October but said he was organized and motivated to complete the project. “It was very inspiring to work with Peyton,” Blang said. Hahn said there are not currently any other events planned, but he and his bandmates hope to continue to work with and raise money for Josh Cares.


Nature stories

Hamilton County Park District is hosting Nature Stories “Salamanders” at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at Sharon Centre at Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville. The event is free; a vehicle permit is required. Call 521-7275 or visit w w w. g re a t p a r k s . o r g . Sharonville.


The Cincinnati Brass Band is presenting a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Deer Park High School, 8351 Plainfield Road, Deer Park. The concert also features the

Deer Park High School Show Choir and dancers from the McGing School of Irish Dance, Bi-Okoto Drum and Dance Theatre and Bud Walters Ballroom Dancing. Admission is Free. Call 8910010.

Fall in love

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is presenting “In Love with Shakespeare” from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, at Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Amberley Village. It is a comedic showcase of famous Shakespearean love scenes and sonnets. The cost is $5. Call 7617500 or visit

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Test your knowledge of presidential trivia

By Paul McKibben

In honor of Presidents Day, The Suburban Life offers a presidential trivia quiz. Answers can be found on page B2. No peeking! 1. What president was the first to live in the White House? A. George Washington B. John Adams C. Thomas Jefferson 2. Alben Barkley, President Harry Truman’s vice president, is from what state? One bonus point if you can name his hometown and another bonus point if you can name what present day county it is in. A. Ohio B. Missouri C. Kentucky 3. Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland, is named after whom? A. David Frost B. David Eisenhower C. King David of Israel 4. President Barack Obama is the 44th man to serve as president. A. True B. False 5. What president’s tomb is in the Hamilton County, Ohio, community of North Bend? A. William Henry Harrison B. Ulysses S. Grant C. James Garfield 6. What president’s house is located at 2038 Auburn Ave. in Cincinnati? A. William McKinley B. Rutherford B. Hayes C. William Howard Taft 7. Which first lady was involved the national “just say no” anti-drug campaign for youth?

A. Nancy Reagan B. Pat Nixon C. Lady Bird Johnson

8. How are President Theodore Roosevelt and President Franklin D. Roosevelt related? A. Grandfather-grandson B. Fifth cousins C. First cousins 9. Who is the actor who played President Richard Nixon in the 2008 film “Frost/Nixon” that was nominated for five Academy Awards? A. Frank Langella B. Michael Sheen C. Dan Aykroyd 10. President Abraham Lincoln was born in which Kentucky county? A. Hart County B. Hardin County C. Grayson County 11. What president’s second secretary of state was the first woman to serve as secretary of state? A. Barack Obama B. George W. Bush C. Bill Clinton 12. Who is the only president who never married? A. Chester A. Arthur B. James Buchanan C. Franklin Pierce 13. Who are the two father-son president combos? A. William Henry Harrison-Benjamin Harrison and George H.W. Bush-George W. Bush B. John Adams-John Quincy Adams and George H.W. Bush-George W. Bush 14. What president created the Peace Corps? A. John F. Kennedy B. Lyndon B. Johnson C. Franklin Roosevelt

15. The vice president’s official residence is located on the grounds of what in the Washington, D.C., area? A. Georgetown University B. Arlington National Cemetery C. U.S. Naval Observatory 16. What president played football for the University of Michigan? A. Gerald Ford B. Lyndon B. Johnson C. John F. Kennedy 17. True of false. Air Force One is the name of a specific airplane. A. True B. False 18. What presidents died on July 4, 1826, the nation’s 50th birthday? A. George Washington, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson B. George Washington and James Madison C. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson 19. The first televised presidential debate occurred between which two candidates? A. Dwight Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson in 1956 B. Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy in 1960 C. Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford in 1976 20. Who was the first president while in office to travel outside of the United States? A. Theodore Roosevelt B. Franklin Roosevelt C. Woodrow Wilson 21. How many rooms are at the White House? A. 132 B. 204 C. 158


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HEALTH / WELLNESS The Journey of Grief: What Can I Expect?, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 11000 Montgomery Road. Learn many reactions to grief and how to move through it with care and support. Free. Registration required. Presented by Catholic Charities SouthWestern Ohio. 241-7745; Symmes Township.

BENEFITS A Russian Winter’s Night, 6 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Peterloon Estate, 8605 Hopewell Road. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, auctions and vodka tastings. Gourmet dinner, auction and piano concert by Irina Mozyleva and Louis Menendez. Benefits St. George Russian Orthodox Church and Cultural Center Building Fund. $300 per couple, $200. Reservations required, available online. 831-0737; Indian Hill.

BENEFITS Love is in the Air, 6:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Kenwood Country Club, 6501 Kenwood Road. Includes cocktails, appetizers, dinner, dessert, silent auction and raffle. Music by Terreus and More Cowbell. Ages 21 and up. Benefits The Asthma Department at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. $70. Reservations requested by Feb. 6. 794-9935, Madeira.

LITERARY - BOOK CLUBS Historical Fiction Book Club of Cincinnati, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. “War and Peace.” Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave. Presented by Historical Fiction Book Club of Cincinnati. 745-7003. Madeira.


Josh Sneed, 8 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $10. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.


JCC Stitching for Tzedakah/Project Linus, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Create blankets (knit, crochet or fleece) that are distributed to area clinics, hospitals and shelters. Ages 18 and up. Free. 761-7500; Amberley Village.


JCC Flower Arranging Workshop, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Create your own flower arrangement. Ages 18 and up. $20. 7617500; Amberley Village.


Cupids & Canines, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Camp Bow Wow, 4955 Creek Road. Dog adoption event. Raffle prizes, “Paw-ject RunWay. ” grooming and training demos and pet psychic. Includes food and drinks. Benefits HART, SAAP and Sheltered Paws. $10. 745-9850; Blue Ash.


Dentistry from the Heart, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Westendorf General Dentistry, 11147 Montgomery Road. Suite 100, Ages 18 and up. Free fillings, extractions and cleanings. Free. 206-9949; Symmes Township.


Cyrano, 3 p.m. Silverton Paideia Academy, 6829 Stewart Road. Adaptation of French classic “Cyrano de Bergerac” uses three actors and one musician to retell romantic and poetic story. Grades 6-12. Family friendly. $5 ages 14 and up. Reservations required. Presented by Playhouse in the Park. 363-5400. Silverton.


Open House, 10:30 a.m. The Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati, 8845 Governor’s Hill Drive, Suite 100, Attendees invited to learn more about school’s programs, discuss educational goals, tour facilities and learn about tuition scholarship opportunities. Free. 833-2430; Symmes Township. S U N D A Y, F E B . 1 4

ON STAGE - THEATER In Love with Shakespeare, 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Comedic showcase of famous Shakespearean love scenes and sonnets. Family friendly. $5. 761-7500; Amberley Village. PROVIDED

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park hosts the Rosenthal Next Generation Theatre Series with award-winning puppeteer Hobey Ford at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in the playhouse’s Rosenthal Plaza. Ford uses puppets, music and movement to explore the animal kingdom. Tickets are $5, ages 4-18; and $6 for adults. Call 513-421-3888 or visit The performance is for ages 4 and up.


JCC 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Tournament, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Brackets split up by age group. Sign-in and registration begins 12:30 p.m. $10 per person. Registration recommended. 7617500; Amberley Village.

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The Cincinnati Brass Band is presenting a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Deer Park High School, 8351 Plainfield Road, Deer Park. Anita Cocker Hunt is the conductor. The concert also features the Deer Park High School Show Choir and dancers from the McGing School of Irish Dance, Bi-Okoto Drum and Dance Theatre and Bud Walters Ballroom Dancing presenting dances from around the world. Admission is Free. Call 891-0010. T U E S D A Y, F E B . 1 6

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ART & CRAFT CLASSES Introduction to Sculpture, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Weekly through April 19. My Little Red Haus, $240. Registration required. 8279110. Montgomery. CIVIC

Drawing and Painting, 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Weekly through April 13. My Little Red Haus, 9429 Montgomery Road. Draw from observation of objects and from imagination using pencil and charcoal. With Brenda Babel. Eight-week class. Ages 8-12. $120. Registration required. 827-9110; Montgomery.


Practice of Poetry: The Abiding Image, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Information on using life material to create poetry.Poets Cathy Bowers and Pauletta Hansel provide feedback. Ages 18 and up. $40. Reservations required. 683-2340; Loveland.

Pro-Am Night, 8 p.m. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. Aspiring comics, amateurs and professionals take the stage. Ages 18 and up. $5. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Zumba, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Cincy Dance Studio, 8143 Camargo Road. Suite B, $10. Registration required. 859-630-7040; Madeira.

University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Performance, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. $5. Presented by UC College-Conservatory of Music. 761-7500; Amberley Village.





Haitian Children Relief Drive, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. Matthew 25: Ministries, 7936256. Blue Ash. Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 792-4000; Blue Ash.

ON STAGE - COMEDY Women’s Self Defense Workshop, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Women ages 16 and up taught by Cincinnati Karate staff. $30. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

Haitian Children Relief Drive, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. Matthew 25: Ministries, 7936256. Blue Ash. Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 792-4000; Blue Ash.


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227; Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m. Turner Farm, 5617400; Indian Hill.

Overeaters Anonymous, 10:30 a.m. Church of the Saviour United Methodist Church, 8005 Pfeiffer Road. Call 791-3142 at least 24 hours in advance for child care. Presented by Greater Cincinnati O.A. Intergroup. 921-1922. Montgomery.

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February 10, 2010


We should be wondering as we wander

Why are there so many vivacious children and so many dull adults? Why? Because we live in a world that does not encourage awe and wonder. As a child we were in a constant state of wonder. Each day we were like guests at a smorgasbord. We were constantly touching, tasting, looking and marveling at interesting objects and sounds. Sometimes there were even things that escalated wonder into awe. But gradually wonder and awe gets squeezed out of us. To wonder means to recognize that we were in the presence of mystery. But we have lowered the ceiling to avoid acknowledging anything beyond. And as we become more competent and gain mastery over ourselves and the things around us, wonder diminishes. But might we not ask, “Can’t our competence lead us to more wonder?” The earliest philosophers recognized that philosophy itself begins with wonder. And if philosophy is authentic, it will end there too. Rabbi Abraham Heschel noted that the worst of sins is to take life for granted. Children have not learned to commit that sin. True poets and mystics fight against committing it. Yet we say, “Been there, done that.” How did we slay wonder? The former director of the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies, scientist William G. Pollard, says a

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chief characteristic of 18th- and 19th-century science was a sense of demolishing mystery.

Nature’s secrets were being unlocked and hopes arose that eventually one great formula would be found to explain everything. “But,” he added, “the great scientists of our century underscore the openness of science. … We find the reintroduction of mystery at a very profound and deep level.” If we are, instead, seduced by the powers of science it leads us to pay attention to only a part of reality – the functional or classifiable part. But we are more than functional and classifiable. We are unique individuals and deeply mysterious. People who are alienated from mystery and wonder are alienated from themselves. If we are oblivious to mystery we diminish ourselves. To try and regain a sense of wonder and awe, Chesterton said that we have to look at familiar things until they become strange. In that same manner, author Joseph Gallagher notes, “Really looking, really listening, really paying attention: these are skills which are seemingly a natural part of childhood, probably

because a child hasn’t grown ‘practical’ enough to limit his gaze to what is functional about a thing. ... Such an attentiveness requires an exercise of reverence toward reality, an openness, a zone of interior silence where static won’t jam out the messages of meaning emitted by things.” We work against ourselves when we create our own static that overpowers wonder and mystery. Don’t we mistake an intensely

busy life with a meaningfully connected one? Eugene H. Peterson writes, “The workplace is where this diminishing of wonder goes on most consistently and thoroughly... information and competence are key values here... We don’t want to waste time by staring at something. And in his book ‘Awe,’ Paul Pearsall Ph. D. says that our brain “ more interested in its usual fixation on the Fs of

fighting, fleeing, feeding or fornicating.” We must seek, and allow, wonder to touch our lives else we atrophy. I appreciate the sense of wonder expressed by poet Elizabeth Michael Boyle:

“Who am I?”

I am a child of the universe a woman of earth a creature of God. I stand in awe of the ever expanding universe birthing a nursery of galaxies, compressing the weight of a billion

stars the size of our sun into a minute black hole the size of my thumb.” There is not a shortage of opportunities for our wonderment and awe.

Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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February 10, 2010

Make a little whoopee (pie) Valentine’s Day

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1 cup milk 1 cup sugar 1 stick butter, softened 1 ⁄2 cup vegetable shortening 1 teas p o o n vanilla

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cream sugar and shortening until fluffy. Add eggs and continue to beat. Stir together buttermilk, boiling water, vanilla, and blend this into the creamed mixture at low speed. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cocoa. Add to mixture 1 cup at a time, blending well at low speed. Batter will be very thin but do not worry. Drop by teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for five minutes. Allow to cool and transfer onto waxed paper. To make the filling, place flour into saucepan and slowly add milk, stirring until smooth. Set over medium heat and cook, stirring until very thick. Mixture should become as thick as solid vegetable shortening. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely. Cream together sugar, butter, shortening, and vanilla. Add the cooled flour mixture and whip until fluffy. Spread onto bottom side of cookie and top with another cookie to make a sandwich. Wrap individually in plastic wrap and store in refrigerator.

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One of Janice Mehallick’s chocolate gobs or “whoopee pie.”

Maribelle’s sweet and sour chicken soup

Reader Sandy Keiser couldn’t believe her luck when Maribelle’s Tavern (2062 Riverside Drive in the historic East End of Cincinnati, 513-861-2484) agreed to share this recipe. Sandy said it was a “Spicy Thai chicken soup with vegetables; mmmm good!” I couldn’t believe my luck, either, when Chef Mike Florea responded so quickly. He said, “This recipe is from Chris Florea, my brother and a cook in our kitchen. Chris is also responsible for our delicious brunch menu on Sundays.” Soups, surf or turf specials vary daily and all the food is fresh and made to order. I can tell you myself that it’s a fun place to go and next time we stop in, I’m getting this soup! Check them out at for more information. (I found Mae Ploy chili sauce at Kroger in a smaller bottle. I use it for all sorts of things – it’s sweet but very hot/spicy, as well.) This is a big batch soup, so would be perfect for entertaining. 3 large yellow onions,

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COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Thomas Barton, 23, 6729 Windward Street, aggravated menacing at Madison Road and Red Bank Road, Jan. 20. Chad Wood, 22, 164 N. Broadway, drug abuse instruments at 3240 Highland Ave., Jan. 22. Tyler Jacobs, 20, 116 Young Street, drug abuse instruments at 3240 Highland Ave., Jan. 22. Juvenile male, 17, resisting arrest, criminal damaging, criminal trespassing at 3400 Highland Ave., Jan. 21. Juvenile female, 17, theft at 5245 Ridge Road, Jan. 14. Angelo Turner, 19, 1544 Clovernoll, theft at 5245 Ridge Road, Jan. 13. Kelly Bosse, 30, 3115 Robertson Ave., theft at 3240 Highland Ave., Jan. 16. Kelly Moll, 25, 1831 Sherman Ave., theft at 3240 Highland Ave., Jan. 16. Brittany Williams, 19, 2302 Vine St., theft at Burlington Coat Factory, Jan. 18. Nichole Bolin, 21, Ohio 132, theft at 3240 Highland Ave., Jan. 14. Daniel Ross, 32, 3252 Luwood Lane, theft at 3240 Highland Ave., Jan. 14.

Kacie Davis, 22, 7914 Greenland Place, theft at 5245 Ridge Road, Jan. 14.

Incidents/investigations Domestic violence

Female victim reported at Viewpointe, Jan. 17.


Jewelry valued at $4,7020.81 removed at 7730 Ashley View Drive, Jan. 11. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 5245 Ridge Road, Jan. 11. Copper wiring valued at $800 removed at 7201 U.S. 50, Jan. 15. Tools valued at $619 removed at 4008 Blaney, Jan. 17. Merchandise valued at $99.98 removed at 2248 Highland Ave., Jan. 20. Merchandise valued at $51.00 removed at 3240 Highland Ave., Jan. 15.


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David S. Mccombs, 43, 2915 Ralliston Ave., drug abuse, Jan. 15. Jerry Nosouvah, 29, 6200 Kenwood, criminal mischief, Jan. 17. Philip J. Mohat, 31, 1242 Schirmer, criminal mischief, Jan. 17.

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SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP Gabrielle Messerschmitt, 22, 331 1/2 Park Ave., theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Jan. 13. Juvenile female, 14, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Jan. 18. Juvenile female, 15, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Jan. 18. Juvenile female, 17, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Jan. 18.

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Mildred Marie Tepe, 99, of Kenwood died Jan. 18. Survived by son, James (Janice nee McCabe) Tepe of Montgomery; daughters, Lois (Charles) Woeste of Centerville, Ohio, and Donna (Robert) Piening of Amberly Village; grandchildren, Bill Woeste, Tom Woeste, David Woeste, About obituaries Peter Woeste, Amy Woeste Jackson, Mary Basic obituary information Woeste Pancake, Blaise and a color photograph of Woeste, Sean Woeste; your loved one is published Jim Tepe, John Tepe, without charge. Call 248Jeff Tepe, Jerry Tepe, Joe Tepe; Lynn Piening, 7134 for a submission form. Lisa Piening Berkebile, To publish a larger memorial Kim Piening, Tricia Pientribute, call 242-4000 for ing; 34 great-grandchilpricing details. dren; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, Ralph J. Tepe. Services were Jan. 22 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Montgomery. Memorials to: Greater Cincinnati Right To Life Educational Fund, 1802 W. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45239.


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Center hosts community Shabbaton Chabad Jewish Center and the Goldstein Family Learning Academy invite the community to participate in the annual MidWinter Shabbaton Friday, Feb. 12 – a time to heat up the frozen Cincinnati with the warmth of Shabbat. Rabbi Yisroel Mangel and his wife Chana, directors of the Chabad Jewish Center, describe the Shabbaton: “We want everyone to experience the joy, the sense of renewal and wonder inherent in Shabbat. We organize a community Shabbat – a Shabbaton – because what makes Shab-

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The church has contemporary worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 7421 East Galbraith Road, Madeira; 791-8348.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church The church is hosting Scrapbooking from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. nearly

every third Monday. Free childcare is provided. You must register by 5 p.m. Friday before the Monday event. For more information, call the church at 891-1700. The dates are: Feb. 22, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 7, July 19 and Aug. 16. The church is at 7701 Kenwood Road, Kenwood; 891-1700.

Kenwood Fellowship Church

The church has a new contemporary worship service from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays. The services will feature contemporary worship music in a relaxed atmosphere with biblical teaching that will resonate with the fast-paced lifestyles that many of us find ourselves in today. The church is at 7205 Kenwood Road; 891-9768.

St. Paul Community United Methodist Church

St. Paul Church services are 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. for Traditional Worship and 9:30 a.m. for Contemporary Worship with Praise Band. Sunday School and childcare is provided for all services. The church is at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 891-8181;

Sycamore Christian Church

Sunday Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m. Bible Study is at 9 a.m. every Sunday. The church is hosting Ladies WOW Study Group (Women on Wednesdays) at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month. The event includes light refreshments and a study of Beth Moore’s “Stepping Up.”

About religion

Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. E-mail announcements to m, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Suburban Life, Attention: Teasha Fowler, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140. The church hosts Adult and Youth Bible Studies at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. The church is at 6555 Cooper Road, Sycamore Township; 891-7891, www.sycamorechristianchurch.

Trinity Community Church

The church is hosting a Pancake Breakfast from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20. The cost is $5 for adults and $3.50 for children. The breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, fruit, and beverage. Tickets are available by calling the church office at 791-7631 or at the door. The church is hosting a free community dinner at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23. The church is at 3850 East Galbraith Road, Dillonvale; 791-7631.

Take a gardening class at Civic Garden Center The Civic Garden Center of Cincinnati has many upcoming events and programs for February. Upcoming events are: • CGDT: Basic Organic Vegetable Gardening, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 10, with the instructor is Dave Koester, Campbell County Extension agent.

• Gardening by the Almanac, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 13, with Jerome Wigner, CGC volunteer and seasoned vegetable gardener. • Season Extenders, from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 20, is Scott Beuerlein, owner of Heritage Gardens. The Civic Garden Center

of Greater Cincinnati is located at 2715 Reading Road, Avondale. CGDT classes are open to the general public. All classes require reservations and are held at the Civic Garden Center. For more information, call 221-0981 or go to .

513.768.8285 or

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