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The story of Sister Mary Elizabeth of the Community of the Transfiguration is a study of resolute desire that would not be quelled. Born at Deaconess Hospital, her family lived on Hamilton Avenue near Northside. When she was 5 years old, they moved to Terre Haute, Ind., for 10 years and then came back to Ohio, residing in North College Hill on Acorn Drive for 33 years. SEE LIFE, B1

Holiday donations overflow at Springdale business By Kelly McBride

AAA for effort

Efforts to improve traffic safety in Wyoming, Sharonville and Springdale have paid off, with platinum awards by AAA given to each of the three cities. Representatives of those communities, along with nine others, received recognition at the annual AAA Traffic Safety Awards at The Metropolitan Club in Covington. SEE STORY, A2


The 53-foot truck was filled, and Frame USA had to transport the additional donations in one of their own vehicles to the Healing Center Dec. 23.

“The last week was a blur with money arriving, products showing up, people coming in to help. Everyone here at Frame USA is overwhelmed with the response, and very thankful. The work the Healing Center does in the community with people that are struggling is outstanding. Everyone should know that these contributions will be a big difference.”

Dan Regenold

Christmas spirit overflowed at Frame USA this holiday season, as a donation drive to benefit the Healing Center brought so many items that the store had to use its own vehicle to deliver them. The company collected items ranging from coats and gloves to personal care products, and gave $1 from every order placed online. “We have monthly charitable gift initiatives,” said Glendale resident Dan Regenold, who owns Frame USA. “But this is the biggest one we’ve ever tried.” The effort paid off. Frame USA filled the truck, and had overflow items that had to be transported separately to the Healing Center.

“It was incredible to see so many people in the community – vendors, retail stores and customers – step up to help make this happen.” He said they collected 833 boxes, 31 skids and filled the 53foot truck, in addition to a van full of donations that were delivered to the Healing Center Dec. 23. “The last week was a blur with money arriving, products showing up, people coming in to help,” Regenold said. “Everyone here at Frame USA is overwhelmed with the response, and very thankful. “The work the Healing Center does in the community with people that are struggling is outstanding,” he said. “Everyone should know that these contributions will be a big difference.”

Part of the Vineyard Community Church in Springdale, the Healing Center provides food, clothing, spiritual guidance, computer and job training and other opportunities to people in need. Judy Gillens, executive director of the Healing Center, said she and her staff were grateful for the donations. “We are so moved and touched by these efforts,” she said. “Dan went all out to make sure our families were served. “Often, people don’t think about things that some people have to do without, and take for granted,” she said of the personal items that were donated. “Everything that came in will make its way to an individual or family that comes through the center.”

Product sheds light on fire safety By Kelly McBride

Way to LEGO

Springdale Elementary fields a team of fourth- and fifth-graders in the annual First LEGO League, as well as a junior team of younger students. The students will compete Jan. 15 at Great Oaks in Sharonville in an area competition. The team of 10 students and one coach have been preparing since September for the dual challenge. SEE STORY, A3

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A Wyoming resident has shed new light on fighting fires, with a product that illuminates the dark, smoky environment of a burning building, helping emergency crews do their job. Zach Green owns MN8, which sells the product that uses a photo luminescent technology to create a glowing effect. Foxfire needs no batteries, or external lighting, like reflective gear requires. The company sells elastic bands that fit around a firefighter’s helmet, providing illumination and making the firefighter visible to others. It also sells an epoxy kit that allows departments to paint the glowing compound onto items such as axes and other equipment.

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Cities receive top award for traffic safety By Kelly McBride

Efforts to improve traffic safety in Wyoming, Sharonville and Springdale have paid off, with platinum awards by AAA given to each of the three cities. Representatives of those communities, along with nine others, received recognition at the annual AAA Traffic Safety Awards at The Metropolitan Club in Cov-

ington. The awards recognize communities’ efforts to improve traffic safety, and are given in four levels: platinum, gold, silver and bronze. Wyoming, Sharonville and Springdale all received platinum awards. Each is based on the city’s size and level of success. Wyoming Police Chief Gary Baldauf recognized

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that traffic safety is a “principal element of creating and maintaining a safe community.” It’s a concern among residents, he said, and that makes it a priority for his department. “Although Wyoming’s streets have historically been very safe,” Baldauf said, “traffic safety and the perceptions regarding the relative safety of our streets have been and continue to be one of our most significant challenges.” Wyoming’s goal, he said, is to reduce the number of crashes, deaths and injuries, and to respond to residents’ concerns. “Enforcement, as well as educational components, are the primary components of our strategy,” Baldauf said. Springdale Police Chief Mike Laage said the AAA rating is important to his department because it’s an indication that “what we are doing both in the field and administratively is really making a difference.”


Local police chiefs, front second from left, Gary Baldauf of Wyoming, third from left, Mike Laage of Springdale, and fifth from left, Mike Schappa of Sharonville, accept platinum awards during the AAA awards dinner recently. “Organizationally, the process allows our department to step back and look at all the different trafficrelated programs,” he said, “from the enforcement level, to the numerous educational programs we provide, to our partnership with others in reference to engineering issues on our highways.” The traffic unit in Springdale is led by Lt. Tom Wells, who will take over as assis-



A naturalist will present 30 to 40 minute programs on a few of the constellations visible in the night sky at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., Sunday and Monday, Jan. 16 and 17, at Sharon Centre in Sharon Woods. Suggested minimum age is 6 years, since the planetarium is dark inside.

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The Friends of the Public Library’s Winter Warehouse Sale is Jan.14-17, at 8456 Vine Street, Hartwell. The Winter Warehouse Sale will feature thousands of LP records, with a huge selection of merchandise in the audiovisual (CDs, DVDs, and VHS tapes) section. Cash, checks, Visa and MasterCard accepted. There is also a great selection of books for children and adults, with prices starting at 50 cents. More than 80,000 books and other items will be for sale. Friends members won’t want to miss the Preview Sale

from 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 13. Memberships can be purchased at the door starting at $20. Regular hours are: • 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14. • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15. • Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16. • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17.

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The Jewish Hospital Mammography Van will be at Evendale Walgreens, 3105 Glendale Milford Road, Jan. 18; and the Wyoming Family Practice, 305 Crescent Ave., Jan. 18. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 686-3300. Most appointment times are between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Patients who have never been screened on the van before can ask to have their records transferred to Jewish Hospital from another health care provider when they call to schedule an appointment.


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tant chief in December. Lt. Mark Preuss, of the Sharonville Police Department, said the city was rated platinum for a sixth consecutive year. “We are extremely proud of our accomplishments in the field of traffic safety for out community and the people who travel through Sharonville,” Pruess said. “We are dedicated to making the roadways safer for motorists and their families.”

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Brunch in the park

Live jazz is coming to Sharon Woods, featuring the Chris Comer Trio. The buffet will offer more than 25 items, carving station and omelette bar. Adults are $13.95 and children ages 2 to 12 are $6.95 plus tax. Children under 23 months are free. Visit for reservations and more information.

Youth game night

Springdale Parks and Recreation’s Club Rec is inviting Springdale youth in grades five to eight to join them from 9 11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, for an evening of games at the Springdale Community Center. Check out the XBox Kinect on the big blow up screen, play dodge ball in the gym, or enter Club Rec’s “Minute-toWin-it” competition. The event is free for Club Rec members, SCC members are $3, and each member may bring a guest for $3. Members must bring their Community Center ID and guests must bring a photo id. Snacks and drinks will be provided. For more information, contact Springdale Parks & Recreation at 3463910.

Names of service members needed

Springdale’s Senior Citizens group is searching for the names and addresses of service members who have connections to the city and are serving overseas so they can send gifts.

The name, rank and address of servicemen and women can be provided to Shirley Fastnacht at 771-0347 or Ed Knox at 674-7755. Though the group prefers to receive the information immediately in order to send the gifts, members will continue to collect the information after the holidays.

Diabetes workshop

Beginning Jan. 11, the Springdale Health Department will be offering the Healthy U Diabetes Self-Management Program. It is part of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program developed by Stanford University, which strives to help people build self-confidence, maintain their health and manage their chronic health conditions. This free six-week program is a small group workshop that is designed to enhance the effectiveness of medical treatment and diabetes education given by the participant’s health care team. The focus is on solving problems common to those with Type 2 diabetes. The program is evidence based. It has been proven to improve the quality of life and to save money by reducing health care expenses for the participants. Participants learn to manage their health through diet and exercise changes, using medications correctly, managing sleep and fatigue, and improving communication with family members, friends and health care providers. For more information or to enroll, call 346-5727. Call soon as enrollment is limited.

Fire safety see each other,” he said. Green, who is also a firefighter, became involved with the photo luminescent product when a friend gave him a sample elastic band to try. “I wore it into my fires fire, an active fire in a dark room,” he said of his glowing helmet. “Afterwards, I had a dozen people ask where they could get one,” he said of the prototype. A short time later, Green left his sales job at Eli Lily and invested in his own business.

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“It felt like fate,” he said. Green said he was drawn to the product not just for its safety and effectiveness when fighting fires, but also because of its ecological benefits. “It’s energy safe and carbon footprint-neutral,” he said of the product, which needs no batteries, only natural sunlight to recharge. “It’s literally taking light and then giving it back,” Green said. “We want to see how it dovetails into what we do,” Rielage said, “to make it a safer environment.”


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Pieces fit together for Springdale students

By Kelly McBride


The team worked together to design and build the programmable robot. KELLY MCBRIDE/STAFF

Springdale Elementary's First LEGO League team, coached by Fred Stevens, right, is made up of, from left: Ashlyn Reminga, Quentin Sowder, Ethan Burdine, Alex Eley, Josiah Scott, Victoria Pierce, Elizabeth Stevens, Clayton Lewis, Sahil Shah and James Speed, who wasn't present at a recent practice. The students had to come up with an educational, entertaining presentation in a timed format. Agreeing on a topic was their first challenge. “The boys wanted to do it on the body’s circulation system, and the girls wanted to do it on vision,” said Sahil Shah, a member of the team. “Then, we settled on diabetic retinopathy.” Lesson one in collaboration. They received input from Jean Hicks, a nurse who works for the Springdale Health Department, to create their presentation on diabetes. They explained what it is, why it’s important to identify and treat, and how to live healthier. At the same time, they began to research the robot portion of the competition, programming it through a computer, and setting up the playing field. They built the obstacles and task stations, and used engineering tactics to perform the challenges. Among them: • place a stint in an artery; • dispense the correct

medication and take it to the patient; • put a cardiac patch and pacemaker into a heart; and • put a bone bridge into a broken bone. Some of the tasks reflect

Though many came for just pizza and play time, visitors to Chuck E. Cheese over the holiday left knowing they had helped a local cause. Anyone who dined at the Kemper Road restaurant between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. Dec. 30 automatically participated in a fundraiser for Sharon Fest, a charity festival held annually in Sharonville. Chuck E. Cheese donated 15 percent of the 1,211.90 that came during that time, and the event gained $181.79 as a result. Organizer Raquel Scott said the event served a dual purpose. Many families didn’t know about the fundraiser when they walked in that day, she said. “We raised a little bit of money, but most importantly, we gave our cause exposure,” she said. “None of the walk-in families had ever heard of Sharon Fest, and were eager to ask questions. “I am hoping they will see our needs and get the word out, and donations rolling in.” Sharonville Councilman Ed Cunningham heads the committee that organizes Sharon Fest, which offers free booth space to those who are raising money for charities. “We are encouraged by the support, and grateful for

those who showed it,” he said of the Chuck E. Cheese event. Though the total wasn’t a large amount, Cunningham said it wasn’t too surprising. “We understood going into the initial planning that there were going to be some financial hurdles to overcome,” he said of the city festival that is being planned with no seed money. “But, by no means should the results be taken lightly,” Cunningham said. “We can surely use the $184.” “Not bad for just showing up to play and have family time,” Scott said. Cunningham said the committee has received financial commitments from several supporters and fundraisers, totaling about $20,000. “While this is enough to pull it off, by no means is it enough to reach the size and level of celebration this group envisions,” Cunningham said. Now, Scott will start to organize the silent auction that will be held during the July event. “I am hoping for great community support,” she said. “This is a great way to raise money for the charities and to get the word out about local business. “My goal is to have people contact me for the 2012 Sharon Fest because the 2011 was so successful.”

current practices, but others, such as the bone bridge, look to the future. To be successful, the students had to practice teamwork and learned the concept of the gracious professional. Team member Elizabeth

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Clayton Lewis, left, and Sahil Shah, make adjustments to the robot.

Stevens shared an example of gracious professionalism: “Once, one of the other teams dropped their robot, and another team helped them put it together again,” she said. “Another time, one team’s batteries died, and there was no way to run the robot. “We let them use one of our batteries,” Those are important lessons, said Lisa Stevens,


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Kids have played with LEGOs for decades, building on their imaginations to create colorful displays of unique concepts. More than a decade ago, that creative outlet was developed into a competition geared toward encouraging kids into the engineering field, but with it come lessons in teamwork and problem solving that will serve students well in any field. Springdale Elementary fields a team of fourth- and fifth-graders in the annual First LEGO League, as well as a junior team of younger students. The students will compete Jan. 15 at Great Oaks in Sharonville in an area competition. The team of 10 students and one coach have been preparing since September for the dual challenge. The contest is based on a real-world scientific topic, with two parts: the robot game and the project. This year’s theme is called Body Forward. Students will explore biomedical engineering for ways to repair injuries, overcome genetic predispositions and maximize the body’s potential, according to the FLL website. It explained that the teams will build and program a robot, using a LEGO Mindstorms kit. The programmed robot must complete timed tasks accurately, and points will be accrued. The team with the most points wins the competition. Springdale’s team received a grant from Sam’s Club to buy the kit, which costs more than $1,000.

who volunteers her time to help the students, who meet two or three times a week after school, for two hours each session. “I teach them to be collaborative and respect each other’s ideas,” she said. “It’s about learning life skills.” Her husband, Fred Stevens, is the team coach. The biomedical and electrical engineer works at General Electric. He was drawn to the LEGO concept because he supports the STEM initiative, which incorporates academic subjects such as math and science with technology education. “I want to make an investment in our kids,” Stevens said. “They are our future.”

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HONOR ROLLS Archbishop Moeller High School

The following students have earned honors for the first quarter of 2010-2011.


First Honors – William Eades and William Rinderle. Second Honors – Matthew Boyle, Chad Crable, Erik Deeds, Grant Godbey, Zachary Jansing, Reed Maertz, Robert Mechley, Kevin Morrison , Gregory Nymberg and Aaron Webb.


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First Honors – Kenton Asbrock, Grady Beerck, Justin Casey, Quinn Collison, Zachary Hoffman, Eric Kraemer, Stephen Lair, Eric Scott and Michael Stevenson. Second Honors – Logan Adkins, Ryan Boothe, Jelan Boyd, Alexander Burgdorf, Leander Edmiston, Shane Jones, Keith Rucker and William Vaske.



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La Salle High School freshman Adam Moeller plays the roll of an injured athlete while Craig Lindsey, the lead athletic trainer, goes over several types of knee injuries at Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Sharonville. A group of freshmen from La Salle were at Beacon as part of the new Lasallian Scholars Institute, a four-year program. The tour included a look into an operating room and a MRI in action.


Ryann Patrus, the daughter of Pamela Patrus of Wyoming, has accepted a Dean’s Award from Xavier University.

She will graduate from Clark Montessori High School this year, where she is active in tutoring, cross country and Human Rights Club. Patrus plans to major in special education at Xavier.

First Honors – Kyle Babiak, Nicolas Chacon, Mark Havens, Lincoln Reed and Devon Vanstone. Second Honors – Carey Asbrock, Brian Burkhart, John Fisher and Daniel Schneider. Seniors First Honors – Joseph Bracken, Kevin Holtel, Leo Kessler and Robert Whitacre. Second Honors – Kyle Conner, John Hammann, Jeffrey Nymberg, William Strachan and William Toney.

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Nicole Hurwitz, Katherine Isaac, Jordan Maier, Madeline Meiners, Madeline Reilly, Margaret Rohs and Kristin Swope.

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Kelsey Eagan, Emily Janszen and Caroline Palcic.

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Mount Notre Dame High School has launched the digital version of its student newspaper, PawPrints. The staff held a launch party and gave faculty, staff and parents the chance to take a first look. More than 180 members of the MND community gathered in the school’s media center to log on to the site and read the articles the staff had posted. Topics ranged from movie and restaurant reviews to tips on getting into the college of your choice to responsible behavior with social networking. In the first 24 hours, PawPrints had nearly 6,500 hits. Pictured from front left are PawPrints staff members Alexis McDonell of Liberty Township, Autumn Kunkel of Dillonvale and Erin Vannatta of Loveland; second row, Gabby West of Mason, Kara Driscoll of Sharonville, Leticia Mejia of Mount Healthy, Morgan Collier of Reading, Ellie Sennett of Liberty Township, Kate Dexter of Sayler Park and Hannah Gerth of Forest Park.

Five Cincinnati-area students to serve on medical mission in Haiti A 7.0-magnitude earthquake killed about 230,000 people in Haiti Jan. 12, 2010, and left millions homeless. One year, from Jan. 2Jan. 9, 13 Xavier pre-med students, two staff from Xavier’s Office of Interfaith Community Engagement and four medical professionals will commemorate this anniversary by traveling to Haiti under the medical auspices of Heart to Heart International (H2H). Five Cincinnati-area Xavier students are among those chosen to participate in the trip. They are: Jonathan Kuhl of Hamilton, a sophomore majoring in natural sciences with a minor in peace studies; Eli Marr of Williamsburg, a junior natural sci-

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ences major; Angie Horner of Hyde Park, a senior occupational therapy major; Kathy Moebius of Sharonville, a senior biology major; and Julie Krechting of Green Township, a sophomore majoring in occupational therapy with a minor in psychology. H2H is a faith-based initiative which has had teams in Haiti since the day after the quake. The Xavier group will live outside Port-au-Prince and commute into the city to H2H’s large primary care facility. Smaller teams will venture into the more remote areas during the week. H2H will find lodging, two meals a day, translators, security and transportation in Haiti.

The medical directors on site are a husband and wife, assisted by some Haitian nurses and other medical professionals. While all of this is located for the Xavier group, it is not free. Rabbi Abie Ingber, the founding director of Xavier’s Office for Interfaith Community Engagement, estimates that the group needs to find $50,000 to fly, feed and house 19 people for one week. Ingber said taxdeductible donations may be sent to: Xavier University, Office of Interfaith Community Engagement, 3800 Victory Parkway ML 2120, Cincinnati, OH 45207. Checks can be made payable to Xavier University IFCE. For more information, call 745-3569.


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January 12, 2011

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MND transfers vital to Vikings’ success

By Nick Dudukovich

Fitting in can be tough endeavor for any teen-age student, especially when attending a new school. For Princeton High School girls basketball players Breanna Rucker and Neschelle Williams, that’s not the case. The duo, who transferred to Princeton from Mount Notre Dame this fall, have fit in nicely into the starting lineup of the Lady Vikings’ basketball team. “If you didn’t know they transferred, you would have thought they’ve been here (their entire high school career),” Princeton head coach Jill Phillips said. Rucker, a junior, said she likes the atmosphere created by the coaches, team and fans at her new school. “I felt welcomed, like I

was right at home, like I was here last year,” Rucker said. “I’m proud of my team and how we came together with chemistry.” Williams appreciates the camaraderie shared by the team’s roster members. “We are always laughing and having a good time, I feel very welcome,” Williams said. “Everyone at the school is really nice – I like it here.” The combo have been an integral part of the Vikings’ success and have helped guide the squad to first place in the Greater Miami Conference and a No. 1 ranking in the Enquirer’s Division I coaches poll. Williams, a 6-foot center, is averaging 8.8 points and is third in the GMC with 7.8 rebounds per game. She went off for a season high 21 points and 11 rebounds during the Vikings

64-42 blowout of No. 2 Sycamore, Jan. 5. “Neschelle’s presence (helps us),” Phillips said. “She’s shooting 52 percent from the floor. Just having someone inside that can protect the basket and rebound, it’s big for us.” Rucker, a 5-10, long, athletic guard, has boosted the Vikings’ play with her defense and is averaging 2.4 steals per game. “Breanna gets her hands on a lot of passes and we usually put her on the other team’s best guard, and she’s done a great job of defending,” Phillips said. While the transition into Princeton has been smooth for both players, Rucker and Williams said they’ve had to make some small adjustments. Rucker had to get used to the large crowd at Princeton games.

Wyoming’s ‘Cowboy’ rides away By Scott Springer

It’s very likely that as you read this, Jim Barre, now ex-athletic director at Wyoming High School, is making the turn somewhere on the links in southern Florida. That was the plan at least. Soon as he gets his game in order, he’ll be bringing it back north to terrorize various members of the Wyoming Country Club. For the first time in 35 years or so, Jim Barre has some free time. As the clock struck 12 sending out 2010, Jim Barre’s tenure was over at his alma mater. Barre’s been at Wyoming for the last 13 years. Prior to that, he was at Norwood for 22 years where he coached former NFL fullback Marc Edwards. Barre also served as Norwood’s AD for a time, and thus has a unique “record” among local prep sports administrators. “I was the AD at Norwood for 13 years and head football coach at the same time,” Barre said. “I’ve been an athletic director for 26 years, and I’ve never hired a football coach. That’s really unusual.” It’s also a luxury when you have a football coach in place that’s well entrenched (and that you’re related to). Jim’s brother, Bernie, is well known to Greater Cincinnati football fans. Plus, you don’t mess with a system that hasn’t had a losing season in 20 years. “I was an assistant coach for him for 13 years,” Barre said. “So, all 26 years I’ve been an athletic director, I’ve been coaching football. I was his offensive coordinator for a few years. It was good to do that. We don’t have any (other) brothers and sisters. It’s been special.”


Former Wyoming Athletic Director Jim Barre, left, enjoys his retirement party with brother Bernie. Barre served as Wyoming’s AD for 13 years and was also Norwood’s athletic director for 13 years. It’s also been special to the community of Wyoming as they have experienced memorable players and seasons. It’s not unusual to find the Wyoming Cowboys in the postseason hunt most years. “Eleven out of the 13 years, we were in the playoffs,” Barre said. “We went to the state semi-finals twice. Once with Richard Hall (former UC Bearcat running back), and in 2009 we made it to the state semi’s. It’s amazing how a small school can be that successful. In football, there’s only been three losing seasons in 54 years.” Anyone named Barre should know. Jim and Bernie have marching on the Wyoming turf more than most. “My brother and I played for Bob Lewis who was there for 23 years,” said Barre. “He never had a losing season; the stadium’s named after him. We just put up a plaque this year telling everybody what Bob Lewis did when he was there.” The stadium named after Lewis is what Jim Barre is most proud of. After eight years of raising money privately, then a levy, Wyoming now has a topnotch field along with an expanded baseball/softball complex. The improved facilities are a reward for

Wyoming’s continued success. “We’ve won the Cincinnati Hills League Cup for outstanding sports program in the league the last 10 straight years,” said Barre. “All of the teams have been successful.” Despite the success, Barre is comfortable with calling it a career and moving onto greener pastures (a.k.a. the golf course). “Being an athletic director is a very hard job, it’s a lot of hours,” Barre said. “We have 24 varsity sports at Wyoming, which is one more than Princeton and one less than Mason. It’s like a ‘big school’ AD job at a small school. We have over 800 events every year. (It’s) a lot of hours, I was ready.” Outside of the aforementioned golf, Barre has kids in Washington state, New York City and Cleveland to visit. Once he’s back, he might even coach football again. “I still haven’t gotten that out of my system yet,” Barre said. “I’ve been a volunteer coach here since I was the athletic director. I couldn’t get a contract. I told my brother that now that I’m on a fixed income I might have to go somewhere else and get paid.” With a wink, the Cowboy rides away into a not-yet setting sun.

SIDELINES Spring/summer sports

Springdale Parks and Recreation Department will accept spring and summer sports signups through Jan. 31 for any child who lives in Springdale and is interested in playing sports. All participants must have a current Community Center membership

to register for spring sports. T-ball is open to children born between born between May 1 and April 30, 2006. Sign-up cost is $25. Coach pitch baseball is open to children born between May 1 and April 30, 2004. Signup cost is $45. Baseball is open to children born between May 1, 1997 and April 30, 2003. Signup cost is $45.

Softball is open to children born between Aug. 1, 1992, and July 31, 2004. Signup cost is $45. Spring soccer is open to children born between Aug. 1, 1991 and July 31, 2004. Signup cost is $45. Register at the Springdale Community Center or call 346-3910 for more information.


Princeton’s Breanna Rucker (left) and Neschelle Williams have been solid contributors for the Vikings since transferring from Mount Notre Dame for the 2010-2011 season. “I had never played in front of a big crowd like this. There’s a bunch of students and family (at the games). It’s overwhelming,

but it’s a good overwhelming,” she said. Williams said it took her some time to adjust to Princeton’s style of play.

“(Princeton) plays faster, way faster,” she said. With the Sycamore win, expectations for Princeton are even higher as the squad prepares to enter the heart of its GMC schedule. Williams believes the victory can set the tone for the rest of the season. “I think (beating Sycamore) confirms that we are the best team in the city and if we work hard and play together and play defense, we can basically beat anybody,” she said. Rucker, who was a member of the MND state championship team from two seasons ago, said she sees similarities with her past and current squads. “We definitely have the talent to win and we are a hardworking team and we all want to get to Columbus. We want to get to state,” Rucker said.

BRIEFLY The week at Princeton

• The Princeton boys basketball team beat Hamilton 55-39, Jan. 4. Princeton’s topscorer was Marcus Montiero with 11 points. • In boys bowling, Princeton beat Monroe 2,404-2,268, Jan. 4. Princeton’s Alec Osborne bowled a 355. On Jan. 6, Princeton beat Mason 2,684-2,615. Princeton’s Robert Samaniego bowled a 523. • In girls bowling, Princeton beat Monroe 2,135-1,881, Jan. 4. Princeton’s Valeta Brown bowled a 363. On Jan. 6, Princeton lost 2,262-2,220 to Mason. Princeton’s Brown bowled a 342. • In boys swimming, Princeton lost 85-82 to Lakota West, Jan. 4. Princeton’s Spraul won the 200 meter individual medley in 2 minutes, 10.83 seconds; Dylan Dykes won the 100 meter freestyle in 55.04 seconds; and Spraul won the 100 meter backstroke in 1 minutes, 2.51 seconds. The Oak Hills boys swimming team beat Princeton 108-68, Jan. 6. Princeton’s Spraul won the 200 meter individual medley in 2 minutes, 10.26 seconds; Spraul won the 100 meter flystroke in 58 seconds; and David Spraul won the 100 meter backstroke in 1 minute, 2.3 seconds. • The Princeton girls swimming team lost 89-80 to Lakota West, Jan. 4. Princeton won the 200 meter medley relay in 2 minutes, .27 seconds, and the 400 meter freestyle relay in 3 minutes, 58.38 seconds. Princeton’s Emily Weber won the 200 meter freestyle in 2 minutes, 6.22 seconds; Dana Zerbini won the 200 meter individual medley in 2 minutes, 21.96 seconds; Marisa Ulliman won the 50 meter freestyle in 27.22 seconds; Weber won the 100 meter flystroke in 1 minute, 7.86 seconds; Holly Grender won the 500 meter freestyle in 5 minutes, 19.73 seconds; Grender won the 100 meter backstroke in 1 minute, 6.78 seconds; and Zerbini won the 100 meter breaststroke in 1 minute, 16.37 seconds. • In girls swimming, Oak Hills beat Princeton 93-92, Jan. 6. Princeton won the 200 meter medley relay in 1 minute, 58 seconds, and the 400 meter freestyle relay in 4

minutes, 8.30 seconds. Princeton’s Holly Grender won the 200 meter freestyle in 2 minute, 10.72 seconds; Dana Zerbini won the 200 meter individual medley in 2 minutes, 19.78 seconds; Emily Weber won the 100 meter flystroke in 1 minute, 6.48 seconds; Marisa Ulliman won the 100 meter freestyle in 58.72 seconds; Weber won the 500 meter freestyle in 5 minutes, 40.71 seconds; Grender won the 100 meter backstroke in 1 minute, 2.45 seconds; and Gilker won the 1 meter dive. • The Princeton wrestling team beat Milford 38-21, Jan. 6. Princeton’s Gibbs pinned House in 5 minutes, 9 seconds; Kowal pinned Roll in 2 minutes, 53 seconds; B. Selmon beat Bostrom 11-7; C. Selmon beat Latchford in a 19-4 technical fall; Tyler Gutierrez beat Patchell in a 98 decision; Greg Boglin beat Dentino 4-1; Kendall Sorrells beat Ji. Shamblin 11-9; Jeryd Wilder beat Ja Shamblin 12-6; and Lazaro Garcia pinned Williams in 5 minutes, 37 seconds. Also on Jan. 6, Princeton beat Lebanon 38-36. Princeton’s Kowal beat E. Noble in a 10-2 major decision; B. Selmon beat Hall in a 12-3 major decision; C. Selmon pinned Scott in 1 minute, 35 seconds; Kindle pinned Fitgerald in 3 minutes, 59 seconds; Jeryd Wilder pinned Stenta in 3 minutes, 9 seconds; Darian Perkins pinned Corrigan in 2 minutes, 53 seconds; Josh Williams pinned Fraiser in 4 minutes, 56 seconds.

The week at Wyoming

• The Wyoming boys bowling beat Clark Montessori 2,446-2,191, Jan. 3. Wyoming’s Nick Burns bowled a 401. On Jan. 6, Wyoming beat Deer Park 2,353-2,154. Wyoming’s Matt Brown bowled a 408. • In girls bowling, Clark beat Wyoming 1,378-1,366, Jan. 3. Wyoming’s Lily Grace bowled a 247. On Jan. 6, Deer Park beat Wyoming 1,997-1,327. Wyoming’s Brittney Allen bowled a 223. • The Wyoming wrestling team placed fifth with a score of 121 in the Norwood Adam Cox Memorial, Jan. 3. Wyoming’s Alour Nymor won

his match. • In boys basketball, Wyoming beat Mount Healthy 43-32, Jan. 4. Wyoming’s Tony Davis was the team’s top-scorer with 16 points, followed by Eric Price with 14 points. • In boys swimming, Wyoming beat Cincinnati Country Day 112-52, Jan. 4. Wyoming won the 200 meter medley relay in 1 minute, 53.84 seconds, and the 400 meter freestyle relay in 3 minutes, 44.66 seconds. Wyoming’s Jonathan Rutter won the 200 meter individual medley in 2 minutes, 10.19 seconds; Nikita Uryupin won the 50 meter freestyle in 26.60 seconds; Sam Rominger won the 100 meter freestyle in 51.95 seconds; Brennan Burt won the 500 meter freestyle in 5 minutes, 42.65 seconds; Gustav Dreyer won the 100 meter backstroke in 1 minute, 5.71 seconds; and Rutter won the 100 meter breaststroke in 1 minute, 10.37 seconds. • In girls swimming, Wyoming beat Cincinnati Country Day 90-78, Jan. 4. Wyoming won the 200 meter medley relay in 2 minutes, 10.69 seconds, and the 400 meter freestyle relay in 4 minutes, 4.99 seconds. Wyoming’s Daria Oberholzer won the 50 meter freestyle in 28.23 seconds; Sarah Gibbons won the 500 meter freestyle in 5 minutes, 56.38 seconds; Ellie LeBuhn won the 100 meter backstroke in 1 minute, 12.36 seconds; and Daria Oberholzer won the 100 meter breaststroke in 1 minute, 21.90 seconds. • The girls basketball team lost 40-36, Jan. 6. Wyoming’s Hailee Schalger led the team in scoring with 15 points.

The week in Press Preps

• Nick Dudukovich put the spotlight on CHCA’s Eric Rice, “The Glassman.” • Tony Meale broke down the Sugar Bowl and Rose Bowl, which included some local football players. • Scott Springer offered news and notes on Glen Este bowling, Deer Park’s girls soccer coach search, and the basketball teams from Moeller, Withrow, McAuley, MVCA and Bethel-Tate. See our week’s stories and more at presspreps

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New Congress would be wise to follow old

The 111th United States Congress adjourned Dec. 22. The session was marked by a lot of political jockeying and rancor, but much was accomplished. It has been reported the 111th Congress achieved more than any session of the body in 40 years. The 111th Congress repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and ratified the START arms control treaty. They passed a new law to rein in the abuses on Wall Street and protect consumers. The session reformed the health care system and passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to get our economy growing again. Most economists credit this act with saving jobs and preventing

the recession from being worse. We have a long way to go. There are still a lot of big problems out there. It is important Richard to note that our Schwab nation has had straight Community 11 months of priPress guest vate sector job columnist growth. Time will show that the work done by this group of lawmakers is of lasting importance. They can walk away with heads held high. The 112th United States Con-

CHATROOM Jan. 5 questions

Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution that you actually kept? What was it? How did you accomplish it? “This is going to make me sound like a boring non-conformist, but I can’t remember ever making a serious New Year’s resolution, and then thinking about honoring it later in the year. “My own style in terms of ‘resolutions’ is to go with the moment, and not depend on a tradition like New Year’s. It worked for me when I quit smoking, and it worked when I went on a brief diet to lose weight and started working out in 1980. “It just makes more sense to me that if there is something you need to change about yourself or your life you do it now and don’t wait for a holiday.” B.B. “I have always found New Year’s resolutions to be a waste of time and effort. It’s like giving something up for Lent. “As humans, we always revolve right back to our habits once the weather gets warmer and the Easter Bunny comes down the bunny trail. “I would encourage everyone to be kinder to others, look out for those in need and put a smile on your faces for the new year and make it last the entire year so it’s a habit not a resolution. “Happy New Year!” E.E.C. “One year, I decided to stop drinking pop (soda, soft drinks ...), mostly because my young daughter, now 12, asked me why it wasn’t good for her but it was good for me. I went five years without any, and I can still count on one hand how many I have in a year. “I will drink a diet 7Up if I get strep, a bad cold or the flu as it makes my throat feel better, but that is about it.” L.A.D.B. “In 2004 I gave up haggis and in 2007 I gave up lutefisk. Since then I have successfully avoided the temptation to eat either.” J.Z. “I made one New Year’s resolution that I’ve kept for years. I quit smoking cold turkey New Year’s Day 1967. That’s 44 years ago. “Best thing I ever did for myself and my family.” J.R.W.

Next questions What is your favorite outdoor winter activity? What is your reaction to Marvin Lewis returning as the Bengals head coach? Every week The Tri-County Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line. “Many years ago I made a New Years resolution that I would never again make a New Years Resolution. I have been able to keep that one (finally). Go figure!” T.D.T. “I don’t make New Year’s resolutions as I neveer keep them. Good way not to carry guilt for breaking the resolution.” R.A.R. “Yes. I made a resolution to quit smoking in 1995 and I did it simply by making up my mind that I was smarter than a cigarette (maybe not smarter than a fifthgrader), but definitely smarter than a piece of paper filled with tobacco buring on the end and smoking up everything in sight. Guess mind over matter pays off after all.” B.S. “To avoid the ‘trauma’ of making and ultimately breaking the resolution, I always resolve not to make any resolutions. There! Promised and broken all in the same sentence! On to the next task of 2011. Happy, healthy and prosperous New Year everyone!” D.U. “Yes, I made a New Year’s resolution to make memories. This is the greatest resolution ever. Most are good memories, however the bad memories are now called ‘Lessons of Life.’ Life is what you make of it. Live each day as if it were your last, treat your husband like you did on your first date.” J.R. “Nope, never once have kept my New Year’s resolution, although one time, I kept it for three weeks!” C.H.

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gress goes into session Jan. 5. Hopefully this session can be post-partisan and do what is right. Deficit and debt reduction will be at the top of the “to do” list. There are significant structural problems with the economy requiring next generation ideas and solutions. We need the 112th session of Congress to think about the next 10 years not the next 10 minutes. America’s competitiveness in the world needs to be at the core of the thinking. Our current level of innovation is way behind the curve compared with India and China. The next two years are incredibly important. India and China are not waiting for us. Getting the balance right

between austerity and innovation will not be an easy task. It is important to invest in the economy and take measures to address the deficit and long term debt problems. Austerity seems to be the word of 2010. I believe shared sacrifice is a better term and concept than austerity. We won’t be able to fix the economy by just reducing government spending and cutting taxes. Spending reductions are easier said than done. Whether in a blue or red state, closing a military base or shutting down an agriculture sub station will result in major push back. The 112th Congress will need to be courageous to truly address the real structural problems relat-

Bedbugs: Learn facts, protect yourself and home Bedbugs, or by their scientific name Cimex lectularius (Bug of the Bed), were once a common nuisance and are currently making a comeback worldwide. Now bedbugs can be found in the cleanest of homes, hotels and other buildings. Immigration, international travel, changes in modern pest control practice and insecticide resistance have contributed to recurrence. Michael F. Potter, professor and urban entomologist at University of Kentucky and leading bed bug expert, relates that “bedbugs are small wingless insects that do not fly, but travel fast over floors, walls, ceilings and furniture. For food they feed solely on the blood of warm-blooded animals. A mature bed bug is oval-bodied and flattened top to bottom. Unfed adult bugs are about a quarter-inch long. A bed bug that has recently fed is reddish-brown, engorged and swollen. Eggs are white and the size of a dust speck. Newly hatched bedbugs (nymphs) are nearly colorless or straw-colored, no bigger than a pin head making them hard to see. All of the five stages of the tiny nymphs require blood meals to grow into adults.” Moreover, Potter says “Female bedbugs lay up to five eggs a day and hundreds during a life time. And bedbugs can live up about a year without a blood meal, but the adults normally live about 10 months. Bedbugs usually feed on exposed skin of the face, neck, hands, arms and shoulders. Bites itch and may become infected, or rarely there may be an asthma or allergic reaction, although evidence for disease transmission by bedbugs is lack-

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ing thus far.” Springdale Health Commissioner Cammie MItrione advises looking for bedbugs in these places: • in bed frames and headboards; • i n mattresses and box springs (especially in the seams or creas-

es); • along and under the edge of carpet; • in hardwood floors (check corners and cracks); • behind picture frames and wall hangings; • in switch plates and outlets; • under loose wallpaper and paneling; • in clothing or linens stored in closets and drawers; • inside clocks, phones, TVs and smoke detectors; • in cloth chairs and sofas (check seams, skirts and under cushions). In addition Ms. Mitrione recommends getting rid of bedbugs these ways: • Launder bedding and dry at the hottest dryer setting to kill all stages of bedbugs. • Freeze items, such as books, for at least three days, which kills bedbugs. • Thoroughly vacuum infected areas including mattresses, box springs furniture, beds, headboards and sofas. Do not forget the void area underneath box springs- tear away the cambric fabric and look for bedbugs there. After you are finished, bag the


vacuum cleaner bag because bedbugs can continue to live there, and take it outside to covered garbage can. • Reduce clutter in infected areas to reduce bed bug hiding places and make pesticide treatments more effective. Repair cracks and crevices. Eliminate harborage areas by filling in cracks, removing torn wallpaper and sealing joints and cracks. Complete elimination of a bed bug infestation may be difficult without the services of a knowledgeable pest control service. It may even take as many as five or more treatments to gain control of an infestation. Frequently pesticides will need to be applied along with nonchemical control to get rid of the bedbugs. Continual preventive inspections are suggested such as when returning from a trip, inspect your luggage and clothes. Dr. Susan C. Jones, associate professor of entomology at OSU, advices “checking your child’s belongings when they return from their school or college dormitory. If you shop in used clothing or furniture stores, do a thorough inspection of your purchases. Look for bed bug eggs, nymphs, and adults. Particularly be on the lookout for tell-tale black fecal spots that a bedbugs deposit in their hiding places.” The Springdale Health Department is always working for a safer and healthier Springdale. Please call Springdale Health Commissioner Cammie Mitrione at 3465725, for any questions you have. Noreen Mocsny is a Springdale resident and member of the Springdale Board of Health. She is an RN and has a master’s degree in health education.

VOICES FROM THE WEB Station-ary target Visitors to Sharonville posted these comments about vity officials reacting to Gov.-elect John Kasich’s plans to discontinue funding for a 3C passenger rail project, which would include a station in Sharonville: “There’s nothing preventing Sharonville from negotiating with rail to hook-up a link between the cities ... let

them invest their money if it’s so important to them ... so worthwhile monetarily!” TheBoondoggle “I wasn’t ever really 100 percent sold on the 3C project, but I felt it was very much better than nothing. We need to get started with rail transportation, as we’re just too automobile dependent. We have public roads, so what’s wrong with public rail? My biggest problem with Kasich is that he just squashed the project without suggesting any alternatives (like faster service, fewer stops, etc ...). Now my tax dollars are again going to other states,

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ing to the economy and to implement the shared sacrifices necessary for deficit and debt reduction. The National (bipartisan) Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform co-chaired by Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson offers bold solutions to addressing the nation’s deficit and debt. (See There is plenty not to like in the Commission’s Report. It is bursting with shared sacrifices. The 112th session of Congress should use it as a blue print. Richard O. Schwab was formerly associate head of school and middle school head, Cincinnati Country Day School. He is also a neighborhood team leader, Glendale Organizing For America Community Team (GOFACT.) He lives in Glendale.

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Cyndi Brown is planning a fundraiser to benefit WomenHeart.

Glendale resident shares Heartfelt message for women’s health By Kelly McBride “Did you know that heart disease is the No.1 killer of women?” Cyndi Brown asks everyone who calls her. It’s her voicemail message, and the message she shares with others every day. Brown, of Glendale, has devoted herself to women’s awareness of their heart health, and has planned a fundraiser as part of her participation in WomenHeart, a national organization that focuses on prevention and early detection, accurate diagnosis and proper treatment of women’s heart disease. Though the invitation event may bring a handful of women to Glendale’s Piccolo wine room on Jan. 16, her message is much larger. “This event is to bring awareness of heart disease and promote the organization that educates, legislates and advocates for women with heart disease,” Brown said. One challenge, she said, is informing people that not all heart disease is blocked arteries. “Men and women are different, and there are many types of heart disease,” Brown said. Because of that, she said, women are often dismissed when they report symptoms, and potential heart disease may not be detected early or at all. “If there is something that feels not right, don’t take ‘no’ for an answer,” she advised. Brown, now 57, knows about this struggle firsthand. Six years ago, she began to recognize unusual fatigue, heaviness in her





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“This event is to bring awareness of heart disease and promote the organization that educates, legislates and advocates for women with heart disease.”

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chest and irregular heartbeat. “I couldn’t golf or walk up the stairs,” she said. “These are things I could do my whole life, and I wasn’t that old. “Why was I feeling this way?” She went to several doctors, and struggled to advocate for herself and her symptoms before discovering genetic anomalies that have led to years of treatment. That’s why she became involved with WomenHeart. The organization was founded in 1999 by three women who had heart attacks when they were in their 40s. The trio, who lived in California, New York and Washington, D.C., formed a bond that spans the country, working to empower women who have heart disease. According to their website, www.women, their obstacles included misdiagnosis, social isolation and the realization that few services and information were available for women with heart disease. Today, the organization boasts thousands of women, including Brown. Awareness is essential, Brown said of her efforts. Her dream? “To see NFL players with red dresses on their helmets, not just wearing pink.”

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The story of Sister Mary Elizabeth of the Community of the Transfiguration is a study of resolute desire that would not be quelled. Born at Deaconess Hospital, her family lived on Hamilton Avenue near Northside. When she was 5-years-old, they moved to Terre Haute, Ind., for 10 years and then came back to Evelyn Ohio, residing in North Perkins College Hill on Acorn Drive for 33 years. Community Her dad worked for Press Allis Chalmers for 26 columnist years, and then at Xtek Inc. until his retirement. Her mother served as secretary to the Cincinnati Public Schools art department, and also for the head of their secondary education department. When she contracted Alzheimer’s, Sister Mary Elizabeth’s father cared for her for until his health made it necessary to move her to St. Mary’s Memorial Home, a ministry of the Community of the Transfiguration. There she received loving care as the disease took its inevitable progression. While they lived in Indiana, Sr. Mary Elizabeth boarded at Bethany School from grades seven through nine. She remembers feeling the call to become a nun at the age of 12. Sister Louise, the mother superior, wisely told her to lead a normal teenage life, and then come back if she still felt the same later. She graduated from St. Mary’s, the Episcopal school for girls in Sewanee, Tenn. After two years at Our Lady of Cincinnati College (later Edgecliff College), she wanted to teach special education students, but needed two more years of college. Instead, she secured employment at Sealtest. By the age of 21, her heart was firm in the desire to become an Episcopal nun. She entered the convent as a postulant in 1968. Postulant is from the French, and Webster’s defines it as, “a person on probation before being admitted as a candi-


Sister Mary Elizabeth sits serenely in a comfortable visitor’s room at the Convent of the Community of the Transfiguration in Glendale. date for holy orders in the Episcopal Church.” Clearly, one doesn’t just walk into a convent, declare that she wants to become a nun, and is then fitted for a habit. She must show her commitment for several years before taking her final vows. Sister Mary Elizabeth wants to dispel the notion that nuns spend all their time on their knees praying. She worked in the Chapel sacristy and in the cottages as housemother to the children. She was in charge of the kitchen for six years, often preparing for group meetings. Sister Mary Elizabeth taught preschool for two years in McKinney, Texas, and worked in Lincoln, N.C., as the parish administrator at St. Luke Episcopal Church. She taught vacation bible school at the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, a barren stretch that had only one little store for miles around. An experienced instructor of Christian

education, today she teaches it to fourthgraders at Bethany, and is part of the novice team for incoming postulants. Smiling, she reflects on the adjustments students have to make when they leave Bethany. “Eighth-graders are big fish in a little pond at Bethany, who truly care about the little ones who look up to them. In high school, they become little fish in a big pond. They come back to say how they miss the hands-on care and Bethany family atmosphere.” “This is my home. God is working here. I’ve felt like this since I was a child. When I told my mother, I didn’t want to hurt her feelings, but she understood, and said she felt the same.” Evelyn Perkins writes a regular column about people and events in the Tri-County Press area. Send items for her column to 10127 Chester Road, Woodlawn, 45215, or call her directly at 772-7379.

Show your pets love with treats Looking for something fun to do? Try your hand at making homemade treats for your pets. It’s a great familyfriendly activity and they make great presents. Here are three recipes that I’ve made in my own kitchen. They’ve all been taste-tested by furry and feathery experts and always get rave reviews.

Nipper’s Favorite Dog Cookies

Makes about two dozen depending on the size of your cookie cutter.

Ingredients: oil

2 cups flour 3 tablespoons vegetable

1⁄2 cup wheat germ 1⁄2 cup yellow cornmeal 1 egg 1⁄2 cup of the water you used to boil the chicken livers 2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes 1 cup chicken livers Non-stick cooking spray Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine flour, wheat germ, yellow cornmeal and parsley in a large mixing

bowl. In a separate bowl, beat the egg l i g h t l y together with the oil. egg Marsie Hall andAdd oil slowNewbold ly to dry Marsie’s m i x t u r e ; add Menagerie then broth from the chicken livers. Stir together. Remove chicken livers from water. Pat dry on paper towels and mince very fine. (I used cooking shears.) Fold into dough. Mix well. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead until it forms a firm ball. Roll dough out to 1⁄2 inch thickness and cut into shapes with a bone shaped cookie cutter. (I suggest you use a small one.) Place on cookie sheets that you have coated with non-stick cooking spray. Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown and firm. Cookies should be stored in the refrigerator.

Katnip Krisps

Makes about 2 dozen.



1 cup whole wheat flour 1/3 cup all purpose flour 1/3 cup whole milk 1⁄4 cup dry milk 1 large egg, lightly beaten 2 tablespoons bran cereal 2 tablespoons pure honey 2 tablespoons vegetable

2 tablespoons fresh or 1 teaspoon dried catnip Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease a baking sheet. Place whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, whole milk and dry milk in a large mixing bowl and stir well. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and roll it out thinly with a rolling pin. Cut the dough into small squares and put them on the prepared baking sheet. Bake the catnip cookies for 20 to 25 minutes until they turn light brown. Allow the cookies to cool completely and store in an airtight container.

Blueberry-Banana Birdie Waffles

From Anne Crone of The Bird Shoppe. Makes about six waffles.


2 cups flour 1 tablespoon sugar 3 teaspoon baking powder 3 large eggs 1 1⁄2 cups milk 1⁄2 cup olive oil 1 cup mashed ripe bananas 1⁄2 cup fresh blueberries Non-stick cooking spray

Preheat waffle iron. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar and baking powder. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs until foamy. Add milk, oil and mashed bananas. Combine wet with dry ingredients in large bowl and fold in blueberries. Place non-stick spray on waffle iron and make waffles as usual. Note to all: I am not a veterinarian or an animal dietitian. Please ask your personal vet if you are concerned about any of the ingredients listed above. For more pet care tips, visit If you have any ideas for future stories please contact Marsie Hall Newbold at


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January 12, 2011


COOKING CLASSES Vibrant Winter Vegetables, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares - Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, With Dan Berger owner and chef of Maple Grove Farm Catering in Lebanon. Tasty recipes for red cabbage, carrots, Turkish cauliflower, salad greens and sweet potato. $40. Registration required. 489-6400; Symmes Township. EXERCISE CLASSES

Women on Weights, 6-7 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Weekly through March 3. Focus on losing weight, decreasing body fat percentage and increasing strength and flexibility. Ages 18 and up. $200, $160 members. Reservations required. 985-0900; Montgomery.


Steve Coughill Contrarians, 7-11 p.m., Iron Horse Inn, 40 Village Square, Jazz, blues, soul and classic rock. Ages 21 and up. Free. 772-3333. Glendale.


Basic Truth, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Win Place or Show, 9933 Cincinnati-Columbus Road, 777-2920. West Chester Township.


New Year, New You 2011, 6-9 p.m., Mitchell’s Salon, 5901 E. Galbraith Road, Makeover event featuring wine, hors d’oeuvres, shopping, Mitchell’s Salon & Day Spa services and latest trends in fashion for 2011. Free. Registration available online. Presented by Cincy Chic. 793-0900; Kenwood.


Wine Flights and Bites, 6-8:30 p.m., Iron Horse Inn, 40 Village Square, Four wine samplings chosen by wine steward Brian Jackson. Food from Chef Jackson Rouse. Family friendly. $15. 772-3333; Glendale.


Karaoke, 10 p.m., Silverton Cafe, 7201 Montgomery Road, 791-2922. Silverton.


Bob Cushing, 6-10 p.m., Applebee’s, 10635 Techwood Circle, Free. 769-6201. Blue Ash.


Benjamin Thomas Duo, 6-9 p.m., Iron Horse Inn, 40 Village Square, Flight of four wines with small bites of food from the kitchen, $15. Ages 21 and up. Free. 772-3333; Glendale.


Codependents Anonymous, 7 p.m., Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous, Inc. 503-4262; Montgomery. F R I D A Y, J A N . 1 4


Wine Tasting, 5-7 p.m., Wyoming Wines, 1208 Springfield Pike, $1-$2 per pour. 761-9463; Wyoming.


Health Screenings, 10 a.m.-noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, 7319 Montgomery Road, Blood pressure screenings, stress screenings and consultation about your wellness needs. Free. 784-0084. Silverton.


Karaoke, 8-11:30 p.m., Buffalo Wings & Rings Tri-County, 11305 Princeton Pike, DJs Wild Bill and Madman Mike. Music from the ‘70s to today. Theme nights. Drink specials. 7722111. Springdale.

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Queen City Storm, 7:30 p.m., Sports Plus, $8, $7 seniors, $6 children. 578-6400; Evendale. S U N D A Y, J A N . 1 6


All You Can Eat Buffet Breakfast, 8-11:30 a.m., Halker-Flege American Legion Post 69, 9000 Reading Road, Includes omelets to order, ham, goetta, sausage, bacon, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, fruit cocktail, milk, juice and coffee. Bake sale benefits legion and auxiliary programs such as scholarships and helping veterans in the community. $8, $4 children. 733-9926. Reading.


Queen City Storm, 7:30 p.m., Sports Plus, 10765 Reading Road, New professional ice hockey team. $8, $7 seniors, $6 children. Presented by Queen City Storm. 578-6400; Evendale. S A T U R D A Y, J A N . 1 5


Bob Cushing, 8:30 p.m., Gano Tavern, 10024 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, 733-4631. West Chester.


John Fox, 8 p.m.-midnight, InCahoots, 4110 Hunt Road, With Suzanne Arnold. Rock and folk music from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Requests taken. 793-2600. Blue Ash.


Hang at the J, 7-11 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Indoor water park, games, dinner, movie and snack. Wear gym shoes and socks and bring swimsuit and towel. Children only. $27, $20 siblings; $20, $15 siblings for members. Registration required. 761-7500. Amberley Village.


Grand Slam Saturday Night, 7:30-9:30 p.m., The Green Diamond Club, 9366 Montgomery Road, For parents of children ages 10 and under in Jewish community, in which at least one partner is Jewish. Includes favorite ballpark fare, beer and other beverages and memorabilia including rare items from Hall of Famers such as Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth, Joe Morgan and more. Tom Browning, former Reds pitcher, special guest. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 703-3343. Montgomery.


Maggie Sottero Trunk Show, 9:30 p.m.-5 p.m., Bridal and Formal, Free. 821-6622; Reading.

Sharonville History Museum, Noon-4 p.m., Sharonville Historical Museum, 11115 Main St., Museum features numerous exhibits and artifacts reminiscent of life in Sharonville and its surroundings. Model train diorama currently under construction. Free. Presented by Society of Historic Sharonville. 563-9756. Sharonville.


Constellations, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharon Centre. Naturalist-led program in planetarium. Ages 6 and up. Children accompanied by adults. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Sharonville.


Wyoming Avenue Winter Farmers Market, is from 2-6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, on the corner of Wyoming and Van Roberts avenues. E-mail orders up until 6 p.m. of the previous Friday. Pick up orders are on designated days. Product listing and details are available at Pre-orders only. E-mail: Kris Elter of Wyoming, right, chats with Dennis Sauerhage, of Backyard Orchards of Rising Sun, Ind., as she shops at the Wyoming Farmers Market in September.


Dis/Troy, 1-2 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Based on Homer’s “The Iliad.” Free. Presented by Playhouse in the Park. 7617500; Amberley Village.

Burgers: Taken to the Next Level, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares - Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, Chris Weist, Catering Chef for McHale’s Catering, shares recipes and strategies for the best burger in town. Recipes include beef, bison and shrimp burgers with duck fat French fries and Belgian chocolate shake. $45. 4896400; Symmes Township.




Bill Goodman’s Gun and Knife Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sharonville Convention Center, $7, $1 ages 12 and under. 502-538-3900; Sharonville. M O N D A Y, J A N . 1 7

COMMUNITY DANCE Contra Dance, 8-10 p.m., The Center for the Arts, 322 Wyoming Ave., Wear soft-soled shoes. No partner needed. Beginner’s workshop 7:30 p.m. $4, $1 ages 20 and under, free for newcomers. Presented by Cincinnati Contra Dancers. 859-291-6197; Wyoming. COOKING CLASSES

Lil’ Chef’s Camp Crazyfood, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Fun-filled food adventure for grades 1-4. Cook variety of kid-tested recipes, including making your own lunch and snacks under direction of registered dietitian. Includes games and crafts. $55, $45 members. Reservations required. 985-0900; Montgomery.


Bill Goodman’s Gun and Knife Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, $7, $1 ages 12 and under. 502-538-3900; Sharonville.


Constellations, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., Sharon Woods, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275. Sharonville.


Happiest Baby on the Block, 6:45 p.m., Bethesda North Hospital, 10500 Montgomery Road, How to turn on your newborn’s calming reflex, the “off-switch” for crying. Includes a parent kit containing Happiest Baby on the Block DVD. $50 per couple. Registration required. 475-4500; Montgomery.

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Advanced Weight Training, 6-7 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Weekly through Feb. 8. Learn new exercises and tricks to help you take next step toward your conditioning goals. Ages 18 and up. $200, $160 members. Reservations required. 985-0900; Montgomery.

Canoeing the Boundary Waters, 7 p.m., Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharon Centre. Explore the Boundary Waters of northern Minnesota and southwestern Ontario, a two million-acre wilderness. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Sharonville.



Wyoming Avenue Winter Farmers Market, 2-6 p.m., Wyoming Avenue Farmers Market, Corner of Wyoming and Van Roberts avenues, E-mail your order up until 6 p.m. of the previous Friday. Pick up orders on designated days. Product listing and details at website. Pre-orders only. Presented by Wyoming Farmers Market. E-mail:; Wyoming.


Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Wyoming Family Practice, 305 Crescent Ave., 15-minute screening. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Wyoming. Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Walgreens Evendale, 3105 Glendale Milford Road, 15-minute screening. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Evendale.


Tom Laskey, 6-9 p.m., Iron Horse Inn, 40 Village Square, Free. 772-3333; Glendale.


Tom Laskey, 6-9 p.m., Iron Horse Inn, Free. 772-3333; Glendale.


Sonny Moorman Group, 7-11 p.m., Win Place or Show, 9933 Cincinnati-Columbus Road, 777-2920; West Chester Township.

Newborn Massage, 6:30-7:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Learn therapeutic massage techniques to comfort and soothe your newborn baby, which may improve your baby’s digestion and lead to more restful sleep. Recommended for infants up to 4 months. Ages 21 and up. $40 couple, $25 single. Reservations required. 985-0900; Montgomery. W E D N E S D A Y, J A N . 1 9


If You Knew Sushi, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares - Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, Jeff Simmons shares his wealth of information about the best kinds of seafood to use for sushi and the best techniques for making and serving it at home. $50. Registration required. 489-6400; Symmes Township.


Prevent Disease with Health Screenings, 6:30-7:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Discussion on preventative health care with Dr. Scott E. Woods, associate program director for the Bethesda Family Medicine Residency Program and Pavilion Medical Advisory Board member. Ages 18 and up. $15. 985-0900. Montgomery.


Birds at Your Feeder, 10:45 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Glenwood Gardens, 10623 Springfield Pike, Learn about resident winter birds. Weather dependent. Call to confirm. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 771-8733; Woodlawn.


Preschool and Kindergarten Open House, 6:30-8 p.m., Rockwern Academy, 8401 Montgomery Road, Community Jewish day school offering superior and balanced academic program that is integrated with and informed by Jewish culture, values and identity. Personal tours available. Ages -1-0. Free. Sitter service available with advance registration. 984-3770; Kenwood.


MLK Day Camp, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Water park, games gym, crafts and new Club J room. Kindergarten through sixth grade. $58, $48 members; add $6 for before care and $8 for after care or $12 for both. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village. T U E S D A Y, J A N . 1 8



The Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular comes to the Taft Theatre at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15. This Elvis birthday tour features Shawn Klush, pictured, Donny Edwards, Brandon Bennett, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer DJ Fontana, The Sweet Inspirations and The Fabulous Ambassadors. For information visit For tickets visit or call 877-598-8497.

Eastside Neighborhood 912 Meeting, 7-8 p.m., Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave., Discuss constitutional matters, current events and avenues of citizen activism. Group’s goal is to educate public about Constitution, government and impact of government policies on lives of citizens. Free. Presented by Cincinnati 912 Project. 859-2403702; Madeira.


Latin and ballroom dance set ablaze in “Burn the Floor,” a direct-from-Broadway live dance spectacular. It is Jan. 18-30 at the Aronoff Center and features “So You Think You Can Dance” alums Ashleigh Di Lello, Ryan Di Lello, Robbie Kmetoni, Janette Manrara and Karen Hauer. “American Idol” second runner-up Vonzell Solomon is the show’s female vocalist. Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $22.50$62.50. Call 800-982-2787 or visit


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January 12, 2011


Some characteristics of a mature and immature religion The first time I read the statement years ago I was stunned. In his book, “The Individual and His Religion,” Gordon Allport, former chairman of the Social Relations Department at Harvard University, wrote, “In probably no region of personality do we find as many residues of childhood as in the religious attitudes of adults.” Bluntly stated, “We are more childish in our religious thinking than we are in other areas of human endeavor.” Recalling this bold statement is not to diminish religion or religious-minded people. It’s to encourage spiritual growth in a culture that is increasingly becoming more spiritually illiterate. Our spiritual development has great importance. In a practical way it helps us deal with various momentous issues that confront us in life. Without it we are left illequipped to deal with the mighty questions about life, suffering,

death, contemporary moral problems, tragedies, interior peace, coping with illness, etc. In other areas of life we become rather Father Lou skilled and profiGuntzelman cient. But all the Perspectives while we hang on to childish ways of understanding God and the spiritual dimension of our nature. For centuries, theology (the study of God) was considered the “Queen of the Sciences.” Why? Because God is the ultimate mystery. Long ago, St. Anselm described God as, “The One beyond what is able to be thought.” God is the deepest exploration the human mind can make. Yet today many boringly say, “Been there; done that; I explored

between essentials and lessimportant accidentals. This aspect of mature spirituality should grow over time and become more and more free of the ego-centric concerns of childhood when we used religion just “to get what we want” or considered God a Divine Dispenser.

God when I was in Sunday school or elementary school” – thereby fulfilling Allport’s findings about adults. So, in the face of death, suffering or serious problems, we tend to despair. Childhood insights and an undeveloped faith just don’t suffice. Instead, questions are posed asking, “Why is God doing this to me?” – as though God likes to see us suffer. We settle moral struggles with simplistic solutions, “This is a free country and I have my rights to do what I want!” We stop praying because, “God never gives me what I ask for, anyway.” In his book, Allport suggests some characteristics of a more mature, adult-like faith. Several of his characteristics are:

2) “Dynamic” is another attribute of the religion of maturity. This means that our beliefs are so much ours that they actually affect and direct our lives, motives and behavior. As some say, “We walk what we talk.” At the same time a mature religion is balanced, not fanatical or compulsive, and has a realistic view of life and our humanness. 3) “Heuristic” is a third characteristic Allport proposes of a mature religion. This means that with time, more study and scriptural attentiveness, some beliefs are dropped or open up to deeper

1) “Well differentiated.” This means our personal spiritual beliefs are reflective and critical, recognizing the difference

understanding. This necessitates that we eventually lay aside some childish concepts in order to expand our smaller thoughts for grander, more divine ones. Adults who are growing more mature in their religion keep realizing that the God they thought they knew was far too small. St. Paul testifies to this aspect when he writes: “When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became an adult I put away childish ways.” (1Corinthians 13:11) “The religion of maturity makes the affirmation ‘God is,’ but only the religion of immaturity will insist, ‘God is precisely what I say He is,’” states Allport. 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.

Blue Ash band in Xavier concert Jan. 23 The Bone Voyage Jazz Band, familiar to fans in Blue Ash, will head downtown for a special concert at Xavier Universiy this month. The seven-member ensemble, which has held forth at the Cactus Pear Southwest Bistro in Blue Ash on Thursday nights since the restaurant opened in 2005, will take the Xavier Student Center Theater stage at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, in the university’s popular Masters of Swing Series. Bone Voyage is noted for

its versatility, belting out New Orleans classics from the Roaring 20s, reprising numbers from the Big Band Era or serving up its own arrangements of mainstream or Latin jazz. The group transitions from vintage jazz stompers like Louis Armstrong’s Struttin’ With Some Barbecue to mellow arrangements from the Four Freshmen without missing a beat. “This band’s repertoire encompasses not only the great Swing Era, but also the wonderful traditional jazz that preceded swing

and the more mainstream jazz that came after,” according to Rod Barr, coordinator of the Xavier swing series. Co-leaders Tom Hyatt and David Haldeman both play trombone, as does Dave Petrik – hence the whimsical “Bone Voyage” name. Hyatt multitasks musically on trumpet, flugelhorn and vocals, while Petrik adds vibes to the mix. Joe Lucasik, a favorite with the Buffalo Ridge Jazz Band, now also swings regularly with Bone Voyage on clarinet and sax.They are

backed by Jim Clark on piano, Steve Strider on drums and Bart Johnson on string bass. Tickets for the Xavier concert, labeled “Swing that Music,” are $25; seniors are $22, students $3. For tickets or information, call (513) 745-3161


Members of the Bone Voyage Jazz Band play regularly at Cactus Pear in Blue Ash. From left: Dave Petrik, David Haldeman, Tom Hyatt, Steve Strider, Jim Clark and Bart Johnson. Not pictured, Joe Lucasik. pictured).


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Friendship Baptist Church 8580 Cheviot Rd 741-7017 Gary Jackson, Senior Pastor Sunday School 10:00am Sunday Morning Services 8:45 & 11:00am Sunday Evening Services 6:30pm Wednesday Service 7:00pm AWANA (Wed) 7:00 - 8:45pm

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Well staffed Nursery, Active Youth & College Groups, Exciting Music Dept, Seniors Group, Deaf Ministry


Creek Road Baptist Church 3906 Creek Rd., Sharonville, Cincinnati, OH 513-563-2410 Sunday School 9:30am Sunday Worship 10:45am, 6:00pm Wednesday Worship 7:00pm Pastor, Rev. David B Smith


Mt. Healthy Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

7717 Harrison Ave Mt. Healthy, OH 45231 Rev. Michael Doerr, Pastor 513-521-6029 Sunday 9:00 a.m...... Contemporary Service 9:45a.m...... Sunday School 10:45 a.m........ Traditional Worship Nursery Staff Provided “A Caring Community of Faith” Welcomes You

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Corner of Compton and Perry Streets 931-5827 Sunday School 8:45 - 9:45am Traditional Worship 10:00 - 11:00am Contemporary Worship 11:30 - 12:30 Healing Service, last Sunday of the month at 5 pm "Come as a guest. Leave as a friend".

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Christ Church Glendale Episcopal Church 965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 The Reverend Roger L Foote The Reverend Laura L Chace, Deacon


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(Office) 946 Hempstead Dr. (513) 807-7200 Jody Burgin, Pastor We meet Sundays at 10:30am at 9158 Winton Rd. – Springfield Township Childcare provided

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“Life on Purpose in Community” 2651 Adams Rd. (near Pippin) Worship Assembly-Sunday 10:45am Phone 825-9553

CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS) 3301 Compton Rd. (1 block east of Colerain) 513-385-8342 Sun. Sch. & Bible Class 9:45 AM Worship: Sunday 8:30 & 11:00 AM, Wed. 7:15 PM Office: 385-8342 Pre-School: 385-8404

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Bring on the biblical barley for healthier meals 1 carrot, sliced or handful or some shredded carrots 1 rib celery, sliced 1 ⁄2 cup alphabet pasta, whole grain if possible Chopped or shredded cooked chicken: a couple of cups Salt and pepper to taste Bring broth, carrot and celery to a boil. Stir pasta and chicken into broth. Reduce heat to medium and cook 10 minutes or until pasta is tender.

One of the most worthwhile things I do each week is talk to Brian Patrick on Sacred Heat radio on Thursday mornings during the Sonrise Morning Show (740AM at 7:20 a.m.). The topic is foods and herbs of the Bible, how they were used in Bible days and how we can use them today. What I’ve found is that many of the health foods we should be eating today have their roots in the Bible. Take barley, for instance. It’s been a health-giving staple since antiquity and it’s all the trend today to use it in soups, pilafs and breads. And since today is a soup and bread kind of day, I’m sharing my version of Ezekiel quick bread using barley. Try the bread with one of these soups, and you’ll have a really good meal.

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Pastor Lisa Arrington 9:00 am Contemporary Worship 10:00 am Welcome Hour/ Sun School 11:00 am Traditional Worship

Worship: 8:30 am traditional - 10:45 am contemporary Sunday School: 9:45 am Nursery provided

I shared this recipe with Brian Patrick of Sacred Heart radio during my weekly segments on Bible foods and herbs. You can buy Ezekiel bread or make it yourself. It typically contains barley, spelt, wheat, beans, lentils and millet. It’s a yeasted bread, which takes some time to make. The ingredients are ground into a flour, or sometimes allowed to sprout before using in the bread. Check out my online column for the yeasted recipe. Here’s one, though, that is delicious and quick and contains nutritious grains. It’s a quick bread and really delicious. The millet gives it a wonderful crunch and has iron. Barley is great for lowering cholesterol and, as a low sodium food, helps lower blood pressure. Wheat germ is good for your heat and bones. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 3 cups self rising flour 2 tablespoons each: quick cooking barley, wheat

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Not your mama’s Ezekiel bread

germ and millet * 2 tablespoons honey 1 can, 12 oz., beer (I used light beer) 2 tablespoons butter or substitute, melted Mix flour and grains together. Add honey and then stir in beer. Don’t overmix. You’ll get a thick, lumpy batter. Pour into sprayed loaf pan. Pour melted butter over. Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. *Tip from Rita’s kitchen: bread is delicious even without the grains, but it won’t be Ezekiel bread. Also, substitute 2 cups buttermilk if you like for the beer. More good soup and bread recipes are in my online column at The real deal, from scratch soups and bread • Beef barley mushroom soup • My clone of Panera’s broccoli cheese soup • Real Ezekiel bread Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


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The church is participating in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America Malaria Campaign. The campaign focuses on the prevention, treatment and containment of malaria. The children of the Sunday School and the Wheel of Friendship women’s group are making special donations along with general donations from members of the congregation. The Monday morning Women’s Bible Study is beginning a new study called Encouraging One Another. The women meet from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m. to share prayer concerns and praises and to study the Bible together. Babysitting is available and guests are welcome. Worship services with Holy Communion are 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Christian education for all ages is 9:45 a.m. The church welcomes all people from Montgomery and surrounding communities to participate in worship and other activities. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288, www.ascensionlutheranchurch. com.

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Social Security, Medicare, and LongTerm Care issues will be discussed in this short-term class from 6-7 p.m., Wednesday evenings, Jan. 12, 19 and 26. Call the church to make a reservation. New member classes begin with a Meet the Pastors gathering at 11 a.m., Jan 16. Call the church of details. Moms Group meets from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 25. All are welcome. Children’s programs are 9-11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Call for details. Traditional worship services are 8:20 a.m. and 11 a.m.; contemporary music is 9:40 a.m. every Sunday. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142;

Kingdom Builders Apostolic Church

The church invites all to worship the Lord with them. Sunday school is at 10 a.m., and morning worship is at 11:30 a.m. Sunday evening Bible class is 4 p.m. and Wednesday night Bible class is 7-9 p.m. Pastor is Kirk Peoples Jr. The church is located at 3152 Lighthouse Drive, Suite C-2, Fairfield; 874-0446;

New Church of Montgomery

The church is temporarily conducting Sunday services at Strawser Funeral Home, 9305 Kenwood

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 tricountypress@communitypre, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Tri-County Press, Attention: Andrea Reeves, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140. Road, Blue Ash. The church conducts worship at 10:30 a.m., Sundays and Study Group the first four Sundays of the month from 9 to 10 a.m. The study group is now studying “Divine Love and Wisdom” by Emanuel Swedenborg. All are welcome. The church is temporarily having services at 9503 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash; 489-9572;;

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

The church will be “adopting” families from the West End and is seeking donations of food, gifts and money. Mother Linda Young is leading Parent Church School from 9:30 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. Sundays. Stay in the undercroft after bringing your children to Sunday School and discuss “In the Midst of Chaos: Caring for Your Children as Spiritual Practice” by Bonnie MillerMcLenore. The Order of St. Luke is studying the 26 miracles of Jesus and how they apply to life today. Meetings are from 7-8:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in the library. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401;

Sharonville United Methodist Church

Sharonville United Methodist Church has services; 8:15 and 11 a.m. are traditional worship format, and the 9:30 a.m. service is contemporary. SUMC welcomes all visitors and guests to attend any of its services or special events. The church is at 3751 Creek Road, Sharonville; 563-0117.









Springdale Police Chief Michael Laage congratulates Sgt. Elliott Cumbow after Mayor Doyle Webster swears him in as sergeant during a recent city council meeting.

Springdale promotes Cumbow to sergeant

Residence entered and TV and computer valued at $5,200 removed at 10353 Arborhill Lane, Dec. 14.


Victim threatened at 10724 Reading Road, Dec. 14.


Catalytic converter removed at 10411 Medallion Drive, Dec. 15. TV, sink, refrigerator, fixtures valued at $48,500 removed at 10765 Reading Road, Dec. 15.

Dec. 15. Chief Michael Laage congratulated Cumbow, and outlined his nearly two decades of achievements. Among them was Cumbow’s participation in the investigation of the death of Springdale resident Fred Walker in 1999. Walker was found beaten to death in his home in July that year. The investigation took Cumbow to Indianapolis, where he posed as a decoy in a gas station. “He worked the cash register, and it paid off,” Laage told council. “The suspect came in and used one of his credit cards. (Cumbow) flagged down the Indianapolis police and an arrest was made.” Though the suspect was caught using the victim’s credit cards, the case remains unsolved. “Hopefully, one of these days we’ll make that arrest and make that closure,” the chief said. “It sits in his craw.” Cumbow will take those experiences, as well as his input into the department’s computer system, into his new position as sergeant. “As a veteran officer of this department, and someone who’s self-motivated, he takes initiative and has an impact,” Wells said. “He’s already shown that he’s worthy of the promotion.”

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Markeya Evans, 19, 8422 Daly Road, Cincinnati, warrant from Hamilton County Municipal Court; Jan. 1. Anitra Sublett, 26, 9427 Triangle Drive, West Chester Township, warrant for failing to appear in Glendale Mayor’s Court; Jan. 4. Tanekia Hedrington, 33, 12079 Cantrell Drive, Cincinnati, warrant from Springdale Mayor’s Court; Jan. 4.

Incidents/investigations Theft

100 block of Village Square; items purchased and paid for but not yet delivered; investigation ongoing; Jan. 3



Earl Green, 49, 4119 Calumet Circle, domestic violence at 3939 Mefford Lane, Dec. 25. Bakyt Subanou, 27, 11414 Lebanon Road, theft at 11651 Lebanon Road, Dec. 23. Ryan Peters, 20, 8106 Brookfield Drive, drug abuse at I 75, Dec. 22.

Kristina Mills, 23, 531 Dot St., obstructing official business at 28 Milford, Dec. 22. Joseph Bates, 18, 23303 Maplewood Court, theft at 12164 Lebanon Road, Dec. 20. Alan Buchanan, 50, 11775 Lebanon Road, domestic violence at 11775 Lebanon Road, Dec. 20. Sean Waters, 22, 6106 Hammel Ave., theft, criminal damaging at 1170 E. Kemper Road, Dec. 20. Shane Newman, 22, 10243 Hightower Court, complicity, criminal tools at 11564 Gondola Drive, Dec. 20. Christopher Dawson, 50, 233 S. Wayne Ave., theft at 11430 Lippelman, Dec. 18.

Incidents/investigations Assault Victim struck at 11278 Lebanon Road, Dec. 20.


Residence entered and bikes and boots valued at $375 removed at 3661 Cornell Road, Dec. 21. Safe, currency, lockbox, paperwork of unknown value removed from residence at 410 Cambridge Drive, Dec. 24.

Burglary, misuse of credit card

Residence entered and VCR, credit card removed and used without consent at 11353 LIppelman, Dec. 27.

10276 Reading Road: Central Trust Co. The to Evendale Surgical Properties LLC; $400,000. 10382 Giverny Blvd.: Hanke-Baier Petra & Helmut Baier to Diem Jacob Arthur & Connie Ann Bridge; $385,000. 10475 Margate Terrace: Ford Melissa & Cynthia Utnehmer to Scherl Jacqueline; $125,000.


Rogan Drive: Carruthers Pond Ltd. to Robert Lucke Homes Inc.; $68,500.


10491 Thornview Drive: Pottebaum Donald A. & Olivia N. to Primacy

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Reported at 11915 Lebanon Road, Dec. 16.


Victim threatened at 4077 Sharon Park Lane, Dec. 16.


Medications removed at Cottingham, Dec. 27. $28.82 in gas pumped and not paid for at 11610 Lebanon Road, Dec. 23. Torch kit, air ratchet, clothing and gauges valued at $1,850 removed at 11029 Dowlin Drive, Dec. 22. Cell phone and shoes valued at $600 removed at 2000 E. Kemper Road, Dec. 22.

Theft, vandalism

Catalytic converter removed from vehicles at 11472 Gondola Drive, Dec. 22.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle

Reported at 10857 Sharondale, Dec. 21.



Juvenile female, 15, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, Dec. 26. Juvenile female, 15, domestic violence at 717 Cedarhill Drive, Dec. 26. Juvenile female, 14, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, Dec. 26. Aiman Khayo, 47, 3837 Congreve Ave., robbery at 11700 Princeton Pike, Dec. 24. Lisa Grone, 39, 6090 Capri Drive, theft, forgery at 1000 Sycamore, Dec. 24. Karnetra Bradley, 25, 7649 Yorkshire Place, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, Dec. 23. Chasity Hamilton, 29, 1818 Garrard Street, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, Dec. 22.

Incidents/investigations Burglary

Residence entered at 2906 Oberlin Court, Dec. 23.

Criminal damaging

Vehicle damaged at 155 Kemper Road, Dec. 20.

Female reported at Cedarhill Drive,

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. Relocation LLC; $109,460. 10491 Thornview Drive: Primacy Relocation LLC to Robbins Sharon A.; $112,900. 10911 Conestoga Court: Bostoga Viktoras & Erika Bostogiene to Fannie Mae; $80,000.



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Reported at 12026 Marwood Lane, Dec. 23. Vehicle removed at 259 Northland Blvd., Dec. 22. $30.61 in gas pumped and not paid for at 11620 Springfield Pike, Dec. 22. CDs valued at $40 removed at 11700 Princeton Pike, Dec. 22. Merchandise valued at $108 removed at 11700 Princeton Pike, Dec. 20.



Ricky Merrill, 50, 5 North Av., Cinc., 45215, operating vehicle impaired, operating vehicle impaired over, reasonable control, open container, Springfield Pike, Jan. 1.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damaging

Vehicle parked in driveway had the driver’s side keyed along door and rear plate was bent, Ridgecliff Road, Dec. 30.

Criminal mischief

Multiple residences were toiletpapered overnight, Brocdorf Drive, Nov. 24. Eggs were smashed on victim’s front porch, Springfield Pike, Nov. 24.

Property damage

Vehicle parked on street had damage done near left front wheel between wheel well and front bumper, Euclid Avenue, Dec. 30.


Victim’s wallet was taken by unknown person(s), Springfield Pike, Dec. 21.

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Checkbook stolen from vehicle and used without consent at 11435 Princeton Pike, Dec. 20.

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Dec. 26. Reported at Neuss Ave., Dec. 25. Reported at Tri-County, Dec. 23. Male reported at Beckham Way, Dec. 20. Reported at Mangrove Lane, Dec. 20.

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Birth certificates available in one place Hamilton County Public Health is now able to issue birth certificates for people born at any hospital in Ohio. The Ohio Department of Health adopted a central issuance policy today, simplifying the process of birth certificate requests across Ohio. Previously, customers seeking birth certificates had to work with the local health department in which the birth took place. With multiple health departments in southwest Ohio, this caused customers much confusion and frustration. “This is a significant improvement in customer service and it’s the right thing to do for customers seeking birth certificates,” said Tim Ingram, health commissioner. “We no longer have to turn customers away and force them to drive all over town to the jurisdiction where the birth took place.” Certified copies of birth


The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. This information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: Evendale, Chief Niel Korte, 563-2249; Glendale, Chief Dave Warman, 771-7645 or 7717882; Sharonville, Chief Mike Schappa, 563-1147; Springdale, Chief Mike Laage, 346-5790; Wyoming, Chief Gary J. Baldauf, 821-0141.

Incidents/investigations Burglary

Springdale police have promoted an officer to sergeant as the department continues to rotate into a new leadership chain. Elliott Cumbow will join the ranks as an administrator, as newly appointed assistant Chief Lt. Tom Wells and Chief Michael Mathis settle into their new roles. None of them is new to the department. Cumbow has been with Springdale for 19 years, spending time in the investigations unit as well as on patrol. He will oversee a patrol unit in his new role as sergeant. “I’m going to make sure the police officers have what they need to do their jobs,” he said of those in his unit. Among his responsibilities will be field training of new officers. “He has to make sure they are trained to the standards of the Springdale Police Department,” Wells said. “He will help to develop those officers into what we’re looking for.” Wells said that Cumbow is already leading with a soft-spoken authority, as a sergeant for about a month. He was sworn in by Mayor Doyle Webster during a city council meeting


About police reports

Alvin Peckham, 69, 5484 Ohio 48, criminal trespassing, Dec. 14. Steven Grayson, 37, 601 Maple Ave., drug abuse, Dec. 22. Jacob Montgomery, 18, 4353 Schenck Ave., obstructing official business, receiving stolen property at 2801 Cunningham, Dec. 19. Jason Spaulding, 21, 5993 Beacrest Ave., aggravated robbery at 10765 Reading Road, Dec. 17. Delfon Blair, 23, 5610 Winton Road, felonious assault at 2801 Cunningham, Dec. 18.



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LEGAL NOTICE A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 7:00 p.m. before the Springdale Board of Zoning Appeals. (1) The owner of 1329 East Kemper Road requests a variance to place a 10 feet high ground sign on their property. Said variance is from Section 153.523(D) "Perma nent ground signs shall not extend higher than seven feet above the finished grade." (2) The owner of 11965 Kenn Road requests a variance to place a solar electric power facility on the property which covers more than 120 square feet of ground area. Said variance is from Section 153.488(H) "…solar units… They shall not cover more than 120 square feet of ground area…" The public hearing will be held in the City Council Chambers located at 11700 Springfield Pike, Springdale OH 45246, 513-346-5730. 1615119

LEGAL NOTICE In accordance with the provisions of State law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owner and/or manager’s lien of the goods hereinafter described and stored at the Uncle Bob’s Self Storage location(s) listed below. And, due notice having been given, to the owner of said property and all parties known to claim an interest therein, and the time specified in such notice for payment of such having expired, the goods will be sold at public auction at the below stated location(s) to the highest bidder or otherwise disposed of on Monday, 124-11, 11AM 11378 Springfield Pike, Springdale, OH 45246 513-7715311. Tania Overstreet 4 0 0 3 #14 Sharon Park Ln. Cincinnati, OH 45241 Furniture, Boxes, TV’s or stereo equip. Patricia Harris 300 Helen St. Cincinnati, OH 45219 Household goods, boxes, appliances, TV’s or stereo equip. Eric Jett P.O.Box 46613 Cincinnati, OH 45246 Household goods, furniture, boxes. Margie Brown 607 Dew Drop Cir. #F Cincinnati, OH 45240 Sporting goods, tools, appliances, other. Harold White P.O. Box 15385 Cincinnati, OH 45215 Household goods, furniture, boxes, tools. S h a n n o n S m i t h 246 Joliet St. Cincinnati, OH 45215 Furniture, boxes, appliances, TV’s or stereo equip. Demetrius Smith 3893 Mack Rd. # 114 Fairfield, OH 45014 Household goods, furniture, appliances, TV’s or stereo equip. 2732

RESOLUTION NO. 38 -2010 RESOLUTION DECLARING INTENT TO CONDUCT AN INTERNET AUCTION FOR THE SALE OF UNNEEDED, OBSOLETE OR UNFIT CITY PERSONAL PROPERTY EFFECTIVE FROM JANUARY 1, 2011 UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2011 WHEREAS, ORC § 721.15 authorizes a municipal corporation to dispose of unneeded, obsolete or until personal property through the use of an Internet Auction; and WHEREAS, ORC § 721.15(D) requires a City Council to adopt, during each calendar year, a resolution expressing its intent to sell personal property by Internet Auction. WHEREAS, the Hamilton County Commissioners have made available an Internet Surplus Auction Process which complies with requirements of Ohio Revised Code; and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WYOMING, HAMILTON COUNTY, OHIO: SECTION I The City of Wyoming does hereby express its intent to dispose of unneeded, obsolete or unfit personal property by Internet Auction during calendar year 2011. SECTION 2 The personal property disposed of through Internet Auction may include as specified in ORC § 721.15(D), personal property, motor vehicles acquired for other use of municipal officers and departments, road machinery, equipment, tools or supplies, any of which is either unneeded, obsolete, or unfit for the use for which it was acquired. SECTION 3 The City is authorized to contract with the Hamilton County Commissioners, to conduct the Internet Auction on the City of Wyoming’s behalf. SECTION 4 The City will publish this resolution in a newspaper of general circulation on January 5, 2011 and January 12, 2011. SECTION 5 This resolution shall be posted continually throughout calendar year 2011 in a conspicuous place in the offices of the Finance Director, the City of Wyoming and the City’s Internet website. SECTION 6

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SECTION 7 The City Manager is hereby directed to prepare and submit to the City Council as requested, a report which details the sale of unneeded, obsolete or unfit personal property by Internet auction as well as any other information which this Council may request from time to time. PASSED IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS OF THE CITY OF WYOMING, OHIO, THIS 20th DAY OF DECEMBER, 2010.

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EXHIBIT A General Terms and Conditions for the Sale of Unneeded, Obsolete or Unfit City Personal Property Personal Property (the “Property”) by Internet Auction

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1. All auctions shall be conducted on a continuous basis through the Hamilton County, Ohio website: or 2. All Property auctions will be conducted in such a manner that the highest bid for the Property shall prevail. However, the City of Wyoming reserves the right for its representative to cancel bids in an auction of an individual item or group of items if one or more of the following circumstances apply: a. It is determined that an auction shall be cancelled or terminated early;

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c. The identify of a bidder cannot be verified or d. It is determined that a bidder is purchasing the Property for a use contrary to the health, welfare or safety of Wyoming. OH or the general public. 3. All Property auctions will accept bidding by proxy. If a bidder elects to utilize proxy bidding, the bidder must establish a maximum bid amount and permit the Internet auction system to incrementally increase the bidder’s initial bid until the maximum bid amount is reached, if necessary.

6. The information described in paragraph 4 above will be provided on the Internet at the time of the auction itself, or will be provide before that time, upon request, if the City of Wyoming or its representative has determined the terms and conditions.


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4. The number of days of bidding on the Property involved, as specified in ORC §721.15 will be at least 15 days including, Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays. 5. The City of Wyoming serves the right at a later date, through its representative, to establish the minimum prices that may be accepted for any Property that is the subject of the Internet auction, the terms and conditions of any particular sale that may occur, including. but not limited to requirements for pick up and/or delivery of the Property, method of payment, and payment of sales tax in accordance with applicable laws.


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Ricquel, left, and Ebonie Bedell played a game of dominoes during the Forest Park Branch Library's National Gaming Day celebration. The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County schedules thousands of free programs per year for customers of every age. For more information about programs happening at a Library location near you, visit

The City Manager or his designee is hereby appointed as the City’s representative for purposes of administering the Internet Auction Program and is hereby given the authority needed to effectuate the same.



The INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati recently added six new members to its Board of Directors, one of which is Wyoming resident Melanie Moody, retired associate director, global business services, Procter & Gamble. After five initial years being guided by a five-member board, they have elected to more than double the size of the senior advisory panel, preparing the locally based non-profit for a new phase of community engagement and growth. These senior executives and leaders join board chairperson Jim Scott (Kroger CTO), and current members Dr. Vivek Choudhury (UC College of Business IS department chair), Melissa Johnson (Comair VP/CIO), Dilip Lillaney (P&G associate director, Global Business Services), and Geoff Smith (LP Enterprises president, former IT director, P&G). The INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati was formed in 2005 by Doug Arthur of Atos Origin, Tony Saldanha of P&G, and UC’s Vivek Choudhury with the goal of “stopping the brain drain” and attracting top Cincinnati students to local careers in information technology.

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Haul-it-Away, Rumpke’s full service garbage collection and removal team, removes unwanted items such as furniture and appliances directly from any location at homes or businesses. Once collected, a team of professionals sorts through items and properly disposes of them through recycling, charitable donations or disposal. “Our goal is to recycle or donate the majority of items collected on our jobs,” said Gary Sheppard, Haul-itAway manager. “Our partnership with St. Vincent de Paul will help us meet our diversion goals. “St. Vincent de Paul is committed to serving our neighbors in need across Cincinnati and we rely on the generosity of others to help fulfill this mission. We appreciate that the team from Rumpke Haul-it-Away carefully identifies items that are still in a good, usable condition, which we can repurpose,” said Andrew Curran, director of community relations with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul-Cincinnati. Rumpke Haul-it-Away has a similar partnership with the One Way Farm thrift store in Fairfield. Rumpke launched the Haul-it-Away program in 2008 in response to customer requests. “Haul-it-Away adds to Rumpke’s comprehensive waste offerings,” said Jeff Rumpke, vice president. “With Haul-it-Away, we can better help our customers with their clean-up efforts by going directly into their basements, garages and other storage areas and removing unwanted items.” Haul-it-Away accepts a greater variety of materials than what Rumpke typically picks-up at the curb, including tires, electronics, appliances, with or without freon, and carpet. For additional information on this service, visit, call 1877-478-6753 or e-mail

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