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Roy Stegmann, longtime volunteer at Gorman Heritage Farm, died Dec. 31. THANKS TO VICKI FOSTER

Volunteers give their love, time, talent and life. Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Road, sent a sad email earlier this month, informing recipients that it had “lost three dear volunteers of the farm.” Longtime volunteers Shirley Soukup, Betsy Gotwals and Roy Stegmann died within about two weeks of each other, hitting the farm hard with the loss

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WYOMING — Water that sparked this fire. Wyoming firefighters responded to the home of Jan Frankel and John Cobey, 231 Oliver Road, Jan. 7, after an emergency call about a small fire in their kitchen. Crews quickly extinguished the fire that began after water in a fishbowl reflected the afternoon sun on that bright Saturday afternoon. The clear water became a magnifying lens from which the

light reflected onto the cellophane wrapping of a candy box nearby, causing it to smolder. The emergency call was made at 2:03 that afternoon, and firefighters arrived five minutes later, according to the fire department report. The fire was contained to the carton and extinguished within minutes. "While the cause of this fire is very rare, in this instance, the homeowners were very diligent," Fire Chief Robert Rielage said. "When they smelled smoke, they immediately called the fire de-

partment and evacuated the house. "Firefighters were able to trace the source to the kitchen and breakfast area, and then by process of elimination found the source to be the smoking carton," Rielage said. "There is no doubt, had it gone unnoticed or ignored that this process of pyrolysis could have resulted in a much more serious fire," he said. It's a reminder to homeowners of the value of a smoke detector. Rielage also offered tips on keeping homes safe during the

winter months: » Make sure heaters have adequate space and keep items that can burn, lauch as paper, bedding or furniture, at least three feet away from the equipment. » Make sure the heaters have labels from recognized testing labs, such as UL, FM or CU. » Make sure fuel-burning equipment is vented to the outside, to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. CO poisoning can cause serious illness or death.

They dey Evendale Elementary celebrated the Bengals’playoff berth by wearing team colors the week before the game. See Schools, A5

Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge Heather Russell, far right, swears in Sharonville elected officials, from left: Kevin Hardman, Mark Piepmeier, Paul Schmidt, Kerry Rabe, Rob Tankersley, Vicki Hoppe, Ed Cunningham, Greg Pugh, Tom Keating, David Koch and Virgil Lovitt. KELLY

Your community, in 10 words or fewer Cincinnati Councilwoman Laure Quinlivan has proposed “The City That Sings” as Cincinnati’s new slogan. That got us thinking: How would you like your community known? Propose a slogan and send it to us. E-mail the slogan to tricountypress @communitypress.com. Include your community, the slogan, and an explanation. The only rules – be creative and be clean. And if you can do it in 10 words or fewer, all the better.

Levy questions Voters in both the Princeton and Wyoming school districts have less than two months to decide whether to support tax increases in their district. Princeton is asking for a 6.5-mill additional continuing tax levy, and Wyoming is seeking for a 4.79-mill, 37-year bond issue, on the March 6 ballot. What questions do you have about these ballot issues? E-mail questions to tricountypress@communitypress.com, or rmaloney@communitypress.com

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Sharonville elected sworn in By Kelly McBride kmcbride@communitypress.com

SHARONVILLE — City Council held its first meeting of the new year with a fresh face on the dais. David Koch took his seat as the only new member of the governing board, filling the spot previously held by Janey Kattelman. Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge Heather Russell conducted a group swearing-in, thanking friends and family who had gathered in chambers for their understanding and patience as their loved ones offered their time to the city. After a brief celebration, Council President Kevin Hard-

man called to order the meeting that included several committee reports and an update from George Glover, whom the city has hired to advocate for Sharonville in opposition of an effort to centralize income tax collection. If implemented, the state would take tax collection away from local municipalities. Glover, of Focused Capital Solutions LLC, has been working with Sharonville Tax Commissioner Martha Cross Funk to try to keep tax collection, and the income it brings, with the city. During the meeting, several committee reports were presented.

Health Department: Council representative Paul Schmidt reminded residents that seasonal flu cases were being reported, and encouraged residents to get a flu shot. Police Department: Council representative Rob Tankersley reported that the the department held its annual Shop with a Cop event in December. Fifteen police officers shopped at the Evendale WalMart with 32 students from Sharonville and Stewart elementaries for holiday gifts. Each child also received a winter coat, hat, gloves, wrapping paper, school supplies and food for

their families. Items were donated by police department members and General Mills. The Blue Goose served breakfast, and LaRosa's served lunch. Public Works: Crews met the year's first snow and ice storm Jan 2, and began clearing streets at 7 a.m. "Advance preparation of the equipment paid off because the process went very smooth, and the crew did a great job," Council representative Greg Pugh read in the report.

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As Princeton City School voters prepare for an operating levy March 6, the school district has planned several public forums to help educate residents and answer questions about the ballot issue. Princeton administrator Amy Crouse spoke before Glendale Village Council Jan. 9, reminding residents of a public forum Feb. 2 at Glendale Elementary. The meeting starts at 7 p.m., and will take place in the school cafeteria.

Other meetings are: » Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Sharonville Elementary School; » Monday Jan. 23, at Stewart Elementary School; » Tuesday, Jan. 24, at Evendale Elementary School; » Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Heritage Hill Elementary School; » Thursday, Jan. 26, at Woodlawn Elementary School; and » Monday, Jan. 30, at Lincoln Heights Elementary School. During the council meeting, Crouse passed out postcards that outlined key points about the 6.5mill operating levy:

» The March levy will sustain programs and services for students for the next three years. » Even with levy passage, $1 million in further cuts will be made each year for the next three years. » Teachers and staff accepted a three-year freeze on salary Princeton and step in- curriculum creases, and are coordinator paying more to- Amy Crouse ward health care

costs. » The district has enacted $22.7 million in budget cuts since 2004. About $6 million of these reductions came this school year through reductions in staff, including teachers. » Princeton’s last operating levy was passed in 1999. » The 6.5 mills is $197.63 per $100,000 market value assessment of property, or $17 a month. The senior citizen rate is $148.22 per $100,000, or $12 a month. » If the levy fails, Princeton will need to cut and eliminate $6.5 million in the next school year.


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GLENDALE — The village's fire chief has been appointed to the executive board of a non-profit group that helps manage wildfires throughout the country. Dave Moore, who also works with the Ohio Divi-

sion of Forestry, USDI Fish and Wildlife Service and the USDA Forest Service, has been named Moore treasurer of the International Association of Wildland Fire.

The IAWF is a non-profit organization made up of fire experts who work with communities to better understand and manage wildland fire. "I look forward to serving on the IAWF executive committee, utilizing the experience I have gained working for the village of Glendale and other fire ser-

vice agencies to ensure that the IAWF remains fiscally responsible and able to meet the needs of our IAWF members," Moore said of his appointment. "Wildfires are a threat in urban areas as well as rural," he said, "and it is critical that all fire service agencies have the knowledge and resources avail-

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Princeton's Board of Education assembled anew for its first meeting of 2012, as retired teacher Susan Wyder took her place on the dais. Wyder was elected to the board Nov. 8. During the Jan. 9 meeting, Wyder was also appointed as the district's legislative liaison to the Ohio School Boards Association. The board followed that appointment with the approval of membership, at a cost of $10,999 to the district. That fee includes subscriptions to the Briefcase and School Management News. Board member Lillian Hawkins was appointed as the district's student achievement liaison to OSBA, and Sandy Leach was named tax abatement liai-

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Wyoming woman's energy contagious

I once read that the expression “to burn up the dust” means that if something is going fast enough, it creates enough friction to figuratively set dust afire. Mary Mobley is a whirlwind of activity who probably doesn’t let her feet touch the ground enough to even touch the dust. Talk about energy! She and all but one of her two brothers and two sisters were born in Wyoming. Mary is next to the youngest. A product of the Wyoming school system, Mary majored in sociology at UC and earned an associate degree in arts in human service management from the University of Phoenix. Pleasant childhood memories include being encased in a cocoon of security in her close-knit Wyoming community. “I grew up here when it still literally took a village

to rear us, because neighbors could guide and correct you, and it was expected. We respected their advice. We could play outside after dark and not worry about our safety. The Evelyn only time Perkins we locked COMMUNITY our doors PRESS COLUMNIST was when we took a long trip,” she said. An added bonus was that Mary and her siblings were surrounded by family members on streets connected to her Burns Avenue home. Her father’s parents lived on Oak Street before moving to Chestnut; next door lived her maternal grandmother; a maternal uncle and his wife also lived on Chestnut; her

aunt’s son lived on Washington with three sons. Their children were like bonus siblings to Mary. Mary first worked for the Levi Strauss belt company. When they relocated to Florence, she took a job at Skolnik’s Bakery in Tri County. She transferred with them to Dallas in 1984, but Dallas didn’t suit her. Back home again, Mary took a position at to First National Bank. A layoff prompted her to pursue an education in medicine while working at Value City. The years 1989-1994 found her employed as a medical assistant for Pediatric Consultants, then it was on to the UC Hospital emergency room on rotating shifts. Mary transferred to the research department of the Women’s Health Initiative until the grant money was exhausted. Her next position was

with the student health department on UC’s campus where she worked with five rotating doctors including the football and basketball team physician. In 1999, Mary began employment with the Hamilton County Developmental Disability Services (formerly MRDD) in the workshop department. There individuals earn a paycheck by doing piecework such as packaging shoe insoles and taking damaged Procter and Gamble soap out of its original package to ship back to P&G. “I enjoy working with

the Worship and Liturgy Committee as well as the Vestry, is the church representative for Diocesan Minority Empowerment, a chalice bearer and lay reader, was a tutor and completed a two-year diocesan program for SOLLI (Southern Ohio Lay Leadership Initiation). What a dynamo!

the individuals there. It is rewarding to see them accomplish their goals. Some have big problems, but they still enjoy life, and it makes me appreciate my life,” she said. From Monday through Friday, Mary also has her own supportive care business for individuals from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., before she reports to her other job at 8:30 a.m. A lifelong member of St. Simon of Cyrene Church, Mary is a devoted volunteer. She sings in the choir, serves on the Parish Health Ministry, is secretary for

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New Glendale leaders settle in By Kelly McBride kmcbride@communitypress.com

GLENDALE — Joseph Hubbard has handed the gavel to Ralph Hoop, and the new mayor of Glendale has taken his seat at the head of the dais. As his first official act, Hoop read a proclamation honoring the outgoing mayor, who has had a long history with the governing board. Hubbard began his public service as clerk/treasurer in 1999, where he served until he was elected to village council in 2002. Hubbard became mayor in 2007, where he remained through 2011, deciding not to run for reelection. After reading a long list of contributions to the village, Hoop commended

Hubbard for his sense of compassion in looking out for the well-being of the village's employees, as well as residents, during his tenure. Hubbard reflected briefly on his time as an elected official. "People ask me if I'm going to miss all of this," he said. "No, not really. "But I am going to miss the people," he said. "That has been very enjoyable, 99 percent of the time." Hoop also read a resolution honoring Jenny Kilgore, who served on village council for eight years, after volunteering with local groups such as Glendale Youth Sports and Kindervelt. As councilwoman, she distinguished herself as Glendale's representative with the First Suburbs Con-

sortium. Kilgore had run a close race for mayor in November. "If just 100 people had voted the other way, you would be standing here," Hoop said. During the Jan. 9 meeting, Will Kreidler and Dave Schmid were sworn in as members of council. After they were welcomed and took their seats, three firefighters were sworn in. Scott Lerman, Eddie Hess and Michael Stewart began a one-year probationary period with the volunteer department that has swelled to about 50. As new members settled into their roles, council approved several appointments: » Don Lofty was reappointed as solicitor, with

Laura Abrams remaining as assistant solicitor; » John Smith will continue as magistrate, along with Sandra Kelly Schilling as prosecutor; » Councilwoman Monica Alles-White was approved as vice mayor; » White will lead the fire and utilities commissions; » Debbie Grueninger will lead the laws committee; » Schmid will lead the finance committee; » William Aronstein will lead the police committee; » Brian Messmore will lead the streets committee; and » Kreidler will lead public buildings and recreation committees. Council also approved several appointments within those committees: » Robert Kooris and

Ralph Hoop's sons, Charles and William, far right, and wife Barbara join the new mayor, far left, as he is sworn in by outgoing Mayor Joseph Hubbard. KELLY MCBRIDE/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Scott Thurman to the planning commission; » Hugh Garvin and Nancy Floyd to the board of ap-

peals; and » Hubbard to the park board.

Year later, Pastor adjusting to college life Gannett News Service EVANSTON - The primary concern today for Bernard Pastor, a Xavier University freshman, is his English composition paper due in a month. His topic: "Is the Dream Act necessary to achieve comprehensive immigration reform?" In class recently his professor asked what research he had done. Pastor typed his name on his laptop screen. "Oh, I guess you've done quite a bit," said the professor, looking over his shoulder. A little over a year ago, Springdale police arrested Pastor - then18 - following a minor car accident that wasn't his fault. He couldn't produce legal documents identifying him as a resident or citizen, and federal immigration officials placed him in a holding cell at the Butler County Jail in Hamilton. He was on the deportation fast track. After the Enquirer interviewed Pastor in jail and broke his story, his friends and community rallied around the 2010 Reading High School graduate - an honor student, soccer star and homecoming king. Immigration reform advocates locally and nationally - including David Leopold,

Bernard Pastor stands at Xavier University where he is now a student. AMANDA DAVIDSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Cleveland-based president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, who took his case for free and still represents him pro bono - rushed to Pastor's defense. "We argued that Bernard had been in the country a long time and was an example of the kind of young person we want in this country: someone who excelled in school, a varsity soccer player, a young man of great character," Leo-

pold said. "I'd be remiss not to mention the (John) Morton directives." Morton is national director of ICE who this past summer, with support of the White House, directed his agency to prioritize deportation cases and concentrate resources on removing undocumented people who had criminal records and were a threat to national security. Honor students who attend college and volunteer in a

church youth group are not a priority, Leopold said. Pastor became a national figure in the debate over Dream Act legislation and was at the U.S. Capitol Dec. 18, 2010, the day after his release, viewing from the balcony of the Senate chamber as senators voted against the proposed law. Reintroduced earlier this year in the Senate, the Dream Act would provide a narrow path to naturalization for the estimated 65,000 students who graduate from U.S. high schools each year who were brought to this country as children illegally by their parents. "The attention is not what I would have wanted," Pastor said over lunch at Xavier's Gallagher Student Center. "I mean, I'm a teenager. It was awkward. It's

humbling that people cared. But if I could be a little piece of a bigger societal change, that would be good." Pastor has met the requirements of his status by checking in with federal immigration officials every three months in Columbus. With his status, Pastor gained some legal footing the right to get a driver's license and to apply for a work permit, which came the following spring. He also got the chance to go to college, earning acceptance and a significant scholarship to Xavier. He started in the fall term as a business management student, a major now switched to undecided. "He lives his life with the hope of making this world a better place for others," Leopold said. "After the media died down last year Bernard went back to being an ordinary young man from Cincinnati. The limelight did not change the way he saw himself. I think it is his faith that has helped him through this entire ordeal. He really believes that things happen for a reason and there is an important lesson in everything. In my opinion, we all could learn a few lessons from Bernard." College always was Pastor's dream. With his status and the possibility it will be renewed, he can focus on his studies and his future. Rabbi Abie Ingber, founding director Interfaith Community Engagement at Xavier and one of the local religious leaders who called for Pastor's release from incarceration, advocated for Pastor to attend

the Jesuit campus in Evanston and helped him land a spot among two dozen students on a leadership council. "He's a kid now," Ingber said of Pastor. "Whatever a child has suffered, and he did - traumatized beyond belief - you just hope that when he could breathe a breath of freedom that he would again find all the things that he experienced in high school. These days, it's not about what Xavier did for Bernard; it's about what Bernard is doing for Xavier, class after class and day after day. Our students touch the real world through Bernard." Pastor said he can't believe a year has passed since his arrest. He stays in touch with his high school friends, many of whom play soccer at Wilmington College. They rallied for his release in events in Reading, Hamilton and Morrow County while Pastor was imprisoned. "The support amazed me," he said. "My friends were there. So were a lot of other people from a lot of different backgrounds: white Americans, AfricanAmericans, Native Americans and Hispanic-Americans obviously." The experience has taught him that "change is going to come. It's inevitable," Pastor said. "The Dreamers are coming out into public and saying who they are and what they want - the opportunity to live the American dream and give back to the only country they've even known." Just like Pastor

Seniors plan outing By Kelly McBride

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Springdale seniors have a running start on the new year. The city's Senior Citizens Club is planning a trip to Turfway Race Track Feb. 11, on a motor coach that leaves the Community Center at 3 p.m. "Our Senior Club members and friends are expanding our horizons in our local and surrounding community," said Joan Knox, who leads the club. "On each trip something

new or interesting usually happens," she said, recalling one outing last fall. "Tom Hinkle, an antique bicycle collector and bicycle enthusiast, was our guide at the Bicycle Museum in New Bremen. "I am looking forward to the comradeship of new and old friends," she said, "plus going to new places in the New Year." Members and non-members who want to sign up for the trip can mail or drop off their payment of $50 per person to the Springdale Community Center,

11999 Lawnview Ave., Springdale, OH 45246. The Saturday trip includes a buffet dinner in the Terrace Room at the park. The bus will leave at 9 p.m., and is expected to arrive back at the Community Center by 10 p.m. Registration deadline is Jan. 24, and checks should include the name and phone number of the person signing up for the outing. For more information, contact Knox at joanknox99@fuse.net or 6747755.


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Evendale Elementary first- and second-graders show their Cincinnati Bengal spirit. From left: front, Thomas Greer, Jacob Kinney, Jack McDaniel and Reese Hettinger; middle, Kendi Palmer, Taylor Robinson, Rylee Meyer, Reagan Vonderhaar and Nicky Caracci. Staff member Aireka Newman is standing behind the students. THANKS TO MARJORIE MILLENNOR

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Staff member Marj Millennor joins students in third- and fourth-grades at Evendale Elementary as they show their Bengal spirit. From left: front, Julie Ramsey, Carly Petersman, Kyle McDaniel and Jamal Valerius; middle, Josh Kinney, Kaylee Monahan, Allie Lindblad, and Riley Vonderhaar; back, Cooper Scott, Logan Marshall, Brayden Robinson and Camerin Wagner. THANKS TO MARJORIE MILLENNOR

Fifth-grade students at Evendale wear their Bengal attire to support the team as they headed for the playoffs. from left: front, Cooper Marshall, Kahlil Clark, Cristian Monahan, Aaron Maloney and Elizabeth Gandert; back, Jade Fletcher, Katie Gillespie and Courtney Rupe. THANKS TO MARJORIE MILLENNOR

A WILEY GROUP The staff at Evendale Elementary celebrated the retirement of former principal Robin Wiley in December. Wiley spent endless hours in planning and designing the school's current elementary building. Wiley also worked at Princeton's Central Office helping to lead the English Language Learners program. THANKS TO MARJORIE MILLENNOR

A CHILD SHALL LEAD THEM

Bethany School installed Lucy Stackpole as its third child bishop. This tradition dates from medieval times in England when a child was chosen to be bishop for the month of December. Bethany teachers and staff choose a student who displays many qualities of St. Nicholas. Bishop Thomas Breidenthal helped install Lucy, and her mother, Kristin, and her grandfather Patrick Ward attended the service. Lucy and Bishop Breidenthal then handed out chocolate coins to the students. THANKS TO SCOTT BRUCE

Country Day students in top math tier in nation INDIAN HILL — Cincinnati Country Day School students in sixth through eighth grades recently took The Mathematical Association of America's American Mathematic Competition test, known as the AMC8. Four students (Kayla Chisholm, Nathan Albrinck, Ari Economon, and Ben Paff) finished in the top 5 percent in the nation while 21 other students finished in the top 25 percent. The goal of the AMC 8 is to identify, recognize and reward excellence in mathematics through a series of national contests. Teachers and schools benefit from the chance to challenge students with interesting mathematical questions that are aligned with curriculum standards at all levels of difficulty. In addition, students gain the opportunity to learn and achieve through competition with students in their school and around the world. Country Day eighth-graders Kayla Chisholm, of North College Hill, Nathan Albrinck and Ben Paff and seventh-grader Ari Economon, of Indian Hill, finished in the top 5 percent of students in the nation. Below is a list of eighth-grade students who finished in the top 25 percent in the nation: Davis McMaster, of Milford

Cincinnati Country Day Middle School students Kayla Chisholm, Nathan Albrinck, Ari Conomon and Ben Paff finished in the top 5 percent of students taking the American Mathematics Competition AMC 8 math test. THANKS TO RALPH JAVENS JR. Ian Hayes, of West Chester Cameron Stewart, of Anderson Township J’Quaan Waite, of Mount Healthy Kathryn Burress, of Blue Ash Max Luebbers, of Madeira Charlie Sukin, of Indian Hill Joseph Vu, of Anderson Township Maggie Bernish, of Anderson Township JC Vogt, of Loveland Gabriel Owens, of Loveland George Crowley, of Glendale Here are the seventh-graders

who finished in the top 25 percent: Jacob Nitzberg, of Milford Justin Baker, of Loveland Kara Cooke, of Blue Ash Hailey Spaeth, of Mariemont Here are the sixth-graders who finished in the top 25 percent: Max DelBello, of Blue Ash Jack Gardner, of Indian Hill Daniel Nesbitt, of Blue Ash Patrick Magarian, of Indian Hill Thomas McTaggart, of Indian Hill


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Lady Vikes hoops continues to roll Princeton’s girls are tough to beat in regular-season play By Nick Dudukovich ndudukovich@communitypress.com

SHARONVILLE — Princeton High School’s girls basketball program solidified its top spot in the Division I city coaches’ poll by coming from behind to defeat Lakota East, 70-63, Jan. 7. The Vikings found themselves in a rare predicament during the contest, trailing by one point at the start of the fourth quarter. Behind the play of sophomore

Kelsey Mitchell, the team was able to outscore East, 19-11 in the fourth quarter to earn the win. The victory marked the 40th consecutive regular season win for the Lady Vikings – a mark that dates back to Jan. 6, 2010. The win streak was snapped Jan. 14 when the Vikings lost to Canton McKinley 59-53 at the Classic in the Country in Berlin, Ohio. Undoubtedly, Princeton is getting every opponent’s best effort this season. In addition to East, the Vikings have played close contests against the likes of Mercy and Fairfield. Head coach Jill Phillips believes the tight games can help during the postseason.

“Having tough games through the regular season does prepare you for tournament time,” Phillips said. “We are young, so I think it’s good experience for them to have a different game situations to prepare for the tournament.” And while the current roster has looked impressive while building a 10-0 record this season, Phillips said the East win still serves as a confidence booster. “It gave us confidence that we can come back when we are down,” she said. The play of Kelsey will catch the eye of even the most casual fan, but Phillips believes the Vikings have been successful this season because of the production

the squad is receiving from other positions. Kelsey’s twin sister, Chelsea, is second on the team in scoring with 8.8 points, in addition to 4.8 rebounds per game. Maybe more importantly for the Vikings is Chelsea’s ability to play defense. “She’s been guarding the other team’s leading scorer,” Phillips said. Senior Breanna Rucker, who’s been known for her defensive prowess in the past, has stepped up her game on offense, evidenced by the 24 points she dropped on East. She also scored 17 points in the team’s win over Oak Hills by going 4-of-5 from 3point range.

“This year, she’s really coming into her own on offense,” Phillip said. “She’s really stepped up and gave us huge numbers.” And while the team is getting key contributions from around the floor, Kelsey has continued to be Kelsey. The sophomore is averaging 26.4 points per game, which is second in the Greater Miami Conference. Nothing has seemed to faze ESPN’s No. 1 ranked player in the class of 2014. “She’s a competitor and she plays hard every possession and she wants to win,” Phillip said.

PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS By Nick Dudukovich ndudukovich@communitypress.com

Highlight reel

» To see what the Press Preps writers had to say about the pomp during the Under Armour AllAmerican high school football game, check out Cincinnati.com/ blogs/preps.

Wrestling

» Wyoming defeated Franklin 58-16 and Bellbrook 36-33 on Jan. 11.

Girls basketball

» The Princeton girls basketball program extended its regular-season winning streak to 41 with a 57-44 win over Ursuline, Jan. 12. Kelsey Mitchell led the Vikings with 18 points, four assists and three steals. Princeton entered the contest ranked No. 1 in the Enquirer poll. Ursuline was seventh. » Wyoming whipped Finneytown Jan. 7, 42-18. Senior Michelle Jolson had 11 points. Wyoming pulled out a 36-31 overtime win at Madeira Jan. 11. Jolson and Kathryn Policastro led the Cowboys with 11 points apiece.

Boys swimming

» Princeton fell to Oak Hills, 106-79, Jan. 11, but Erik Spraul (200 IM, 100 butterfuly, 100 back-

stroke) and Dylan Dykes (500 freestyle, 100 freestyle) turned in first-place finishes for the Vikings. » Wyoming beat Mariemont 118-65 on Jan. 7. Senior Eric Lethander won the 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly events. Sophomore Jonathan Rutter won the 100 breaststroke and 200 individual medley.

Boys bowling

» Wyoming beat Clark Montessori on Jan. 9, 2045-1851. Senior Jack Meier led the Cowboys with a 353 series.

Girls swimming

» Wyoming beat St. Ursula 101-69 on Jan. 10. Rachael Theiler won the 200 individual medley and the 100 breaststroke, with Ellie LeBuhn winning the 50 and100 freestyle.

Tweets from the beat

» @PressPrepsNick: Check out Mike Dyer’s new recruiting blog at Cincinnati.com/blogs/ recruiting. » @Mike Dyer: Wyoming senior DE Dennis Austin adds offer from Urbana, says Wyoming. » @CoachHancock Larson Graham will be visiting 5 schools in 5 days...talk about the grind of recruiting! Be safe! On Wyoming!

DRIVING THROUGH DEFENDERS

Wyoming junior Dawson Rogers drives to the basket against two Madeira defenders during the Cowboys' 61-39 loss on Jan. 13. Wyoming was led by Ahmad Frost and Ben Kurtz, who each scored 13 points. Rogers added nine. THANKS TO ROD APFELBECK

Wyoming senior Michelle Jolson stops in the paint and prepares to shoot over Madeira's Emily Luther, No. 30. The Cowboys got the win in overtime over the Amazons on Jan. 11, 36-31. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Girls in familiar territory By Scott Springer

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WYOMING — Down 31-28 near the end of the game against Madeira Jan. 11, there was no doubt in anyone’s mind who was going to make a shot for Wyoming’s girls basketball team. Senior Michelle Jolson, Wyoming’s all-everything female athlete, simply dribbled her defender in, stepped back out and drained a three to tie the contest up and force overtime. The shot so sank Madeira’s spirits that they wouldn’t score again. Wyoming won 36-31 and boarded the bus happy. “Michelle struggled some with her shooting but in the end, your best player’s got to get the ball in those situations and she stepped up,” coach Travis Glendenning said. In her final season on the hardwood for the Cowboys, the Brown-bound soccer star is averaging around 16 points per game scoring with her hands as opposed to her feet. When she’s not scoring, she’s typically defending the opposing team’s hot hand. “She’s a great athlete and she makes plays a lot defensively that really help us,” Glendenning said. “When she gets going offensively, she can carry us.” Her sharpshooting has been a welcome relief and has the Cowboys back in familiar territory, right behind Indian Hill in the Cincinnati Hills League. “We lost 90 percent of our scoring from last year, Nikki (McKee) and Hailee (Schlager) are gone and everybody’s in a new role,” Glendenning said. Jolson’s role is simple – make the plays the average player wishes they could make.

“She has really great basketball sense and court awareness,” Glendenning said. “She sees things a step or two ahead and she’s calm. Between basketball and what she’s done in soccer, she’s been in a lot of big situations.” Mary Tess Irvine shares guard duties with Jolson and has also displayed her senior wisdom. “She has been an incredibly hard worker,” Glendenning said. “You never question getting 100 percent effort from her and she has made the most of her ability.” Also at guard for the Cowboys is the versatile Clara Rodrigue. The 5-4 dynamo is a classic role player who makes her presence known on the volleyball court and softball field, as well as the hardwood. “I love that we have people that play a lot of sports,” Glendenning said. “Clara has really stepped up and been a leader for us. She takes charge.” Underneath for Wyoming is 5-9 senior Shannon O’Hara and another senior who’s actually a rookie in 5-11 Kathryn Policastro. In Wyoming’s 42-18 win over Finneytown Jan. 7, Policastro pulled down 17 rebounds. “This is Kathryn’s first year with us,” Glendenning said. “She hasn’t played before. Over the past couple of games, she’s started to emerge. She’s gotten more aggressive and she’s rebounding the ball.” While the seniors clock the most minutes, Glendenning has some youngsters on his bench that have punched in periodically with nice efforts. “One of the great things this year has been there was so many kids that came out to play,” Glen-

Senior Kathryn Policastro goes to the hole for Wyoming surrounded by Madeira's Emily Luther, No. 30, and Kelsey Williamson, No. 24. Wyoming won the game 36-31 in overtime Jan. 11. SCOTT SPRINGER/T denning said. “I feel like we have a couple of sophomores that have come along. Natalie Burchard has played a lot of minutes after not getting many last year. She has great quickness and works hard on defense. She’s going to help us down the road.” All in all, the first-year head coach is enjoying life in the “big chair” after assisting former coach Angie Edmonds for five years. “I really enjoy working with these girls,” Glendenning said. “I think we’ve done more than we’ve expected so far.” Like the rest of the league, Wyoming has their sights on frontrunner Indian Hill. The Lady Braves won 47-30 back Jan. 4. The rematch is at Indian Hill, Jan. 21.


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Saunders is Gatorade’s top runner

SHARONVILLE — In its 27th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, the Gatorade Co., in collaboration with ESPN HS, recently announced Claudia Saunders of Princeton High School as its 2011-2012 Gatorade Ohio Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year. Saunders is the first Gatorade Ohio Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year to be chosen from Princeton High School. The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but

ders to become a state champion,” said Adam Thomas, head coach of rival Lakota East High. “After she finished sixth at the state meet in 2010, she set out to do whatever it took to win in 2011.” Saunders remains undecided upon a collegiate destination. The Gatorade Player of the Year program annually recognizes one winner in the District of Columbia and each of the 50 states that sanction high school football, girls volleyball, boys and girls cross coun-

Regional championships in 18:39.6 and qualified for the 2011 Nike Cross Nationals Funal, crossing the line in 19:02. Saunders has maintained a 4.7 weighted GPA in the classroom. A member of her school’s Spanish Honor Society and copresident of its National Honor Society, she volunteered locally on behalf of the National Children’s Leukemia Foundation and the American Red Cross. “I can’t imagine many other girls in Ohio worked as hard as Claudia Saun-

ary. Saunders joins an elite alumni association of past state award-winners in 12 sports, including Ryan Hall, Derek Jeter, Candace Parker, Abby Wambach and Mark Sanchez. The 5-foot, 4-inch senior raced to the Division I individual state championship this pst season with a time of 18:04.50. The 2011 Greater Miami Conference Female Cross Country Athlete of the Year, Saunders also earned fifth place at the 2011 Nike Cross Nationals Midwest

also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the racecourse, distinguishes Saunders as Ohio’s best high Saunders school girls cross country runner. Now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year award to be announced in Janu-

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» Jelani Brandon, Lloyd Memorial, class of 1992 » Maureen Egan Corl, St. Henry, class of 1993 » Richard Hall, Wyoming, class of 1999 » Dan Ketchum, Sycamore, class of 2000 » Ron Krechting, Elder High School class of 1968 » Steve Sollmann, St. Xavier, class of 2000 » Coach Tom Chambers, Withrow 1966-1998, 20012008 Here's more about the inductee of local interest:

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Congress historically unproductive

As 2011 has ended, the first session of the 112th U.S. Congress has stumbled to a bad-faith finish. This Congress has managed to create a disgraceful record of not dealing with the economic crisis facing this nation. So far this past year, the 112th Congress has passed just 89 bills that President Obama has signed into law. Of those, three named appointees to the Smithsonian Institution, one created a military museum in Texas, and 21 named federal buildings and post offices. It is a shabby and irresponsi-

ble record. The 112th Congress has spent most of its time racing against the clock – passing short-term extensions to keep Washington open for business and fighting over matters that in the past have been routine. Richard Three countSchwab COMMUNITY PRESS downs to shutdown. The willGUEST COLUMNIST they-or-won't they over the payroll tax holiday

and extension of unemployment benefits. The failed super committee. The debt-ceiling fight which ended in a downgrade. As a result of this brazen unaccountability, and Congressional gridlock caused by the GOP's anti-tax tirades and tantrums and willingness to blow by the debtlimit deadline, Standard and Poors downgraded the U.S. bond rating. A senior director at Standard and Poors remarked, "People in the political arena were talking about a potential default...That a country even has such rhetoric is notable...This kind of rhetoric is

A different Berlin

I was a young lieutenant when I was stationed in West Berlin, a vibrant city 90 miles behind the Iron Curtain and surrounded by 13 feet of concrete and barbed wire. West Berlin neighborhoods stretched right up to the edge of the Berlin Wall, and graffiti artists painted it regularly. In the east, however, a wide death Guest strip, patrolled columnist COMMUNITY PRESS by dogs and guarded by East GUEST COLUMNIST German soldiers, buffered the city from its western half. No place on Earth illustrated the divide between east and west better than Berlin. In the west: fancy stores, Mercedes and BMWs, shiny buildings, glitzy nightlife. In the east: drab buildings, dirty car exhaust, scratchy toilet paper, limited goods for purchase. On both sides: tanks stood at the ready. Berlin was still an occupied city. As such, we had certain privileges. We rode public transportation for free. Our base commander had a car and driver. The Bonn government funded our operations. We officers mixed with our British and French allies and the political movers and shakers of West Berlin. The four powers, including the Soviets, still worked together daily. Occupying Berlin was serious business. The soldiers of the Berlin Brigade were experts in urban combat, and the airmen at Tempelhof kept the air corridors open to this vulnerable island, constantly testing the Soviet readi-

ness. And, as we were 90 miles behind the Iron Curtain, well, there was a bit of cloak and dagger activity going on, too. I returned to Berlin recently. The city is reunified, the Wall is gone, and the death strip is redeveloped. The posh shops of the Ku-damm have multiplied. The tree-lined avenues and public art are even more beautiful. Berliners love to eat outdoors, and every restaurant and café spread out onto the broad sidewalks. The government has returned, with new offices near the Reichstag. Most striking: walking right through Checkpoint Charlie. It was once the only place to enter the Soviet Sector. Soviet soldiers would check our orders and we would drive the snake-like path through the death strip to the East. Now, it’s a regular street overrun with tour buses. And the Checkpoint Charlie House museum tells the stories of the Wall

and those who escaped. Tempelhof, my old base, is quiet. Gone are the hustle and bustle of the GIs who pumped their earnings into local shops, restaurants, and bars. The memorial to the 78 airmen who died during the Berlin Airlift stands in a welltended park. The memorial and park are obscured by tall trees and shrubs. It is not even listed in the tour books. Berlin, now whole, is once again the capitol of Germany. It offers a very livable city with world class museums, beautiful avenues, eclectic cuisine, and good beer. It attracts students, artists, and travelers. It is a center of commerce. For me, Berlin will always be that fascinating front line in the Cold War. State Rep. Connie Pillich served eight years on active duty. She lives in Montgomery with her husband and children.

Congress will do their best to sweep this mess under the rug and out of our memories. Harry Truman ran against the "do nothing" 80th Congress of 1947-1948, leading to his surprise victory and the Democratic Party regaining the majority in both houses in the 1948 election. We may be heading back to the future in 2012. Richard O. Schwab was formerly associate head of school, and middle school head, Cincinnati Country Day School. He is neighborhood team leader, Glendale Organizing For America Community Team.

CH@TROOM Jan. 11 questions What was the biggest reason for the Bengals’ success this season? Does that success make you more likely to spend money for tickets next season? Why or why not?

“I think the jury is still out. The organization still needs work to gain my loyalty. I think a new coach is a necessity.” E.E.C. “Folks, are we that hard up that we refer to a 9-7 record as a 'success?’ That's barely more than half. (And don't forget that we lost three of the four pre-season games). Now an 11-5 or 12-4 season I would call a ‘success.’” Bill B. “Success? What part of this season looks like genuine success? “Near-wins and not getting your butt kicked every week is not exactly how pro sports defines success.” J.S.B.

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schedule. The second half told the real story of the Bengals. “I do not look for them to have this kind of success next year. For this reason I don’t plan on going to any games next year. We have great high school football in this area that we should support.” D.D. “Determination and teamwork from the players, especially the younger ones. Dalton apparently has more communication skills, the receivers are into the game and not into their public appearance, and that added up to a playoff game!” O.H.R.

“The biggest reason for their success the first half of the season was that they had an easy

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State Rep. Connie Pillich, foreground left, during her 2011 visit to Berlin. THANKS TO CONNIE PILLICH

Donating Christmas smiles At Hamilton County Job and Family Services, we regularly deal with abused and neglected children whose parents or temporary guardians do not have the financial means to provide gifts during the holidays. Not this year. Because of the generosity of this community, all of our children will experience a tiny bit of joy this holiday season. For the first time , we have a gift for every child on our active caseload! That is more than 8,000 children! The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots Program is responsible for the bulk of those toys. Toys for Tots donated a toy for every boy and girl under the age of 13. Many others throughout our

not common amongst AAA sovereigns." According to Thomas Mann, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, "This year, blame for Congressional dysfunction isn't equally divided between the two parties. The Republican Party has become just adamant about taking hostages and making non negotiable demands." Is it any wonder Congress is down to a record low 9 percent approval rating? That's 7 percentage points lower than BP's approval rating at the height of the gulf oil spill. The Republican members of

community also rallied to the aid of our children. It is incredible that, in this economy, people were so generous. Xerox Corp. and Fifth Third Bank once again helped with gifts and a party for our children awaiting adoption. Moira Weir Montgomery COMMUNITY PRESS Community GUEST COLUMNIST Church and the Coalition of Care provided a party spot and other assistance. The Marvin Lewis Foundation and Bengals players made the event all that much more special. The Intercommunity Justice

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and Peace Center brought toys for our children. Bellarmine Chapel and Our Lady of the Rosary Church s also helped r. Businesses such as TransAmerica Life Insurance Co., Gries Financial and Siemens USA were generous with gift cards and toys. Warriors for Children, a motorcycle group, joined us this year, too, donating more than $1,000 in gift cards for our older children. I wish I could name everyone. Better yet, I wish I could bottle up those Christmas-morning smiles and send them all your way Thank you. Moira Weir, of Hyde Park, is director of Hamilton County Job and Family Services department.

Being an elementary principal within the Princeton City School District has been a very fulfilling and rewarding job. Truly, I gleam more than what I give. I am asking that all Princeton Vikings come out and vote March 6. Princeton City Schools faces a huge financial deficit due to Ohio’s tangible personal property tax being reduced. Even though the Supreme Court has found that the educational funding for public schools is illegal, we, Vikings, must support the levy. Many valuable programs will be reduced and possibly eliminated if the levy fails. Our children’s education will be compromised. The district has cut more than $22 million over the last seven years. The district continues to provide an outstanding education that prepares our children to compete against other states and foreign countries. We need to continue to offer the programs that make us outstanding (art, music, physical education, enrichment programs, remediation programs, all-day kindergarten, district preschool, foreign language to name a few). Our community values and property taxes can be compromised if the levy does not pass. Our community depends and needs an outstanding educational

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system. Our children deserve and need a well rounded and valuable education. Protect and sustain our children’s education and our community values. Vote yes. Our board of education faces a huge task of identifying and implementing cuts to the educational program if the levy fails. We must support and pay for our children’s education. Edward Theroux Principal, Sharonville Elementary School

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Gorman farm feels loss of longtime volunteers

Roy Stegmann, longtime volunteer at Gorman Heritage Farm, stands by a horse dressed as farmer George Brown for a Civil War re-enactment of Morgan's Raid. Stegmann died on Dec. 31. THANKS TO VICKI FOSTER

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olunteers give their love, time, talent and life. Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Road, sent a sad email earlier this month, informing recipients that it had “lost three dear volunteers of the farm.” Longtime volunteers Shirley Soukup, Betsy Gotwals and Roy Stegmann died within about two weeks of each other, hitting the farm hard with the loss.

Different in personality but similar in dedication, each volunteer gave everything they had to the Gorman farm and enjoyed each minute. Each started with the Cincinnati Nature Center, and when the Center received the Gorman Farm in the mid 1990s, they came over to volunteer there as well. Soukup and Gotwals spent much of their time in the gardens, the shade garden most of all, while Stegmann worked in the farming aspect of the farm, said Vicki Foster, marketing and communications director at Gorman Heritage Farm. Soukup and Gotwals had “extraordinary knowledge of the gardens, flora and different types of planting in the area,” Foster added. Soukup also worked as an education volunteer by leading school groups, sharing her knowledge of the geology in the area. Gotwals and Soukup worked most in the farm's shade garden, a place where their presence will be noticed and missed. Gotwals, described as intellectual, well-educated and articulate, was a “warm person who shared much with everyone.” Soukap was said to be delightful, someone who wanted to help people and be involved. Foster also called her “whimsical,” remembering a time when she brought in a giant sweet potato from her own garden and enjoyed showing it to everyone. Because planting different pieces of a sweet potato grows more potatoes, that year their sweet potato crop came from pieces of her original giant one. “They were very special people, and it’s a shock to have them pass on so suddenly,” said Sandra Murphy, executive director of German Heritage Farm. “We don’t send our volunteers off alone often. We work with them side by side and engage with them on a personal level. It’s been hard.” Stegmann was the farmer who could say he grew up on the Gor-

man farm. His childhood home sits across the street from the farm and knew the Gorman family. Foster described him as “irascible,” and “more right than anyone else.” He had strong opinions and beliefs, and wanted everyone else to know, but “in a good way.” He used to regale volunteers with stories about older days and growing up on the farm. “Roy was the definition of the saying ‘if you get five farmers together, you’ll get six opinions,’” Foster said. “He was an old-fashioned farmer. With farmers, you’re either technology or old school, and he was old school.” He also had a love for baking, which Foster described as “legendary” in Evendale. His specialties were rhubarb and strawberry, and continued to bake them as he got older. He taught people how to drive horse and wagon teams, and was known for playing Gorman ancestor farmer George Brown, shaking his fist at Confederate troops as they stole his horses during Morgan’s Raid re-enactments. “(Roy) was the epitome of a good volunteer,” said Cliff Dziech, former farm and gardens managers at Gorman Heritage Farm and a longtime friend of Stegmann. “He was a heck of a nice guy to be around. He was very generous, a hard worker, wanted everyone to succeed and wanted the best for them.” Volunteers of the farm who knew Gotwals, Soukup and Stegmann will have a permanent memory of them. Without their presence, the farm will feel a void. “As farms and farmers do, we will go on,” Foster said. “Every time we lose someone who has meant something to the farm for so long, we will feel it.” Memorials for Roy Stegmann and Shirley Soukup were Jan. 5, and a memorial for Betsy Gotwals will be Jan. 14 at the First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati, 536 Linton St., at 10:30 a.m.

Roy Stegmann, longtime volunteer of Gorman Heritage Farm, drives his horse with two others in a Civil War re-enactment of Morgan's Raid, in which he plays Gorman ancestor farmer George Brown. Stegmann died Dec. 31. THANKS TO VICKI FOSTER

Gorman Heritage Farm volunteer Shirley Soukup teaches visitors about the plants in the garden at the farm. Soukup died Dec. 15. THANKS

Gorman Heritage Farm volunteer Shirley Soukup sits at the farm with other volunteers. Soukup died Dec. 15. THANKS TO VICKI

TO VICKI FOSTER

FOSTER

Roy Stegmann, longtime volunteer of Gorman Heritage Farm, sits with another actor during a Civil War re-enactment of Morgan's Raid, in which he plays Gorman ancestor farmer George Brown. Stegmann died Dec. 31. THANKS TO VICKI FOSTER

Gorman Heritage Farm volunteer Shirley Soukup rests in a chair after gardening at thefarm. Soukup died Dec. 15. THANKS TO VICKI FOSTER

Betsy Gotwals collects potting soil to use in the garden at Gorman Heritage Farm. A beloved volunteer, Gotwals died on Dec. 22. THANKS TO VICKI FOSTER


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, JAN. 19 Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Wyoming Family Practice, 305 Crescent Ave., Fifteen-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, Fifteen-minute screening. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Evendale. LifeSteps Weight Management Program, 6:30-8 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Weekly through April 5. Incorporates current medical research with physical activity and group support. With registered dietitian. $350, $295 members. Registration required. 985-0900; www.trihealthpavilion.com. Montgomery. Healthy-U Chronic Disease Self Management Program, 3:30-6 p.m., Lincoln Heights Healthcare Connection, 1401 Steffen Ave., Theme: Diabetes. Continues through Feb. 23. Adults with chronic health conditions learn to manage symptoms, improve quality of life and save money on health care expenses. Free. Presented by Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio. 345-8628; www.help4seniors.org. Lincoln Heights.

Home & Garden Hot Kitchens and Cool Baths Seminar, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Neal’s Design Remodel Gallery, 7770 E. Kemper Road, Project consultants and designers discuss trends in kitchen and bath design. Light fare provided. Free. Presented by Neal’s Design Remodel. 489-7700; www.neals.com. Sharonville.

Music - Acoustic Tom Laskey, 6-9 p.m., The Iron Horse, 40 Village Square, 7723333. Glendale.

On Stage - Comedy Sean Patton, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $8, $4 college students and military. Ages 18 and up. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

Schools Little Sprouts Preschool and Kindergarten Open House Tours, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Leaves of Learning, 7131 Plainfield Road, Learn about newest Montessori preschool and kindergarten. Tour facility and meet teachers. See how children get exposure to wide range of materials and activities in science, geography, math, language, art, music and practical life. Free. Reservations required. Through Feb. 17. 697-9021; www.littlesprouts.org. Deer Park.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Family friend-

ly. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 800-0164. Montgomery.

FRIDAY, JAN. 20 Dining Events Friday Night’s Dinner Out, 5:30-7 p.m., Halker-Flege American Legion Post 69, 9000 Reading Road, Downstairs. Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, fish, side items, soup and chili available. Specialty sandwich each week. 733-9926. Reading.

Education TriHealth Yoga School, 5-9 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Continues Friday-Sunday on select weekends through Aug. 5. Become certified yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance or expand your personal yoga knowledge. With Becky Morrissey, registered yoga instructor. $2,300-$2,500. Registration required. 985-0900; www.trihealthpavilion.com. Montgomery.

Music - Acoustic Acoustik Buca, 7:30-10 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, 247-9933. Montgomery.

Music - Jazz Don Steins / Paul Hawthorne & CO., 7-11 p.m., The Iron Horse, 40 Village Square, 772-3333. Glendale.

On Stage - Comedy Sean Patton, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $12. Ages 18 and up. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

Schools Little Sprouts Preschool and Kindergarten Open House Tours, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Leaves of Learning, Free. Reservations required. 697-9021; www.littlesprouts.org. Deer Park.

SATURDAY, JAN. 21 Cooking Events Fresh Flavors Demonstration, 1-4 p.m., The Fresh MarketSycamore Township, 7888 Montgomery Road, Free. Presented by The Fresh Market. 791-3090. Sycamore Township.

Education Academic Accommodations in the Classroom Seminar, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Affinity Center, 7826 Cooper Road, Parents of students through grade 12 learn academic eligibility requirement for students to qualify for academic accommodations in the regular classroom under a 504 Plan. With Dr. Christine Mayhall, clinical psychologist. $25. Reservations required. 984-1000; www.theaffinitycenter.com. Montgomery. Ice Skating, 1:30-2 p.m., Northland Ice Skating, 10400 Reading Road, Weekly through Feb. 25. Learn fundamentals. $75. Registration required. Presented by Communiversity at UC. 5566932; www.uc.edu/ce/commu. Evendale.

Exercise Classes Big John’s Zumba Hour, 11 a.m.-noon, Holiday Inn Cincinnati I-275 North, 3855 Hauck Road, Ballroom. $5. 907-3512. Sharonville.

Health / Wellness Healing Touch: Level 1, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Concludes Jan. 22. Learn basics of human energy system and specific techniques using touch to influence this system. Family friendly. $333. Reservations required. 985-6736. Montgomery.

Music - Cabaret Judy Downer, 7-11 p.m., The Iron Horse, 40 Village Square, 772-3333. Glendale.

Music - Classical While it's cold outside, gather inside and read some fun stories about snow and winter in the Glenwood Gardens Cotswold Visitor Center at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26. For more information, call 771-8733. Glenwood Gardens is at 10397 Springfield Pike, Woodlawn. GLENN HARTONG/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Linton Peanut Butter & Jam Session, 10-10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-noon, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road, Theme: Bim Bam Boom! What’s that sound? A percussion ensemble is in town! Children’s hands-on chamber music series for ages 2-6 and their families. Free Graeter’s cookies. Family friendly. $15 flexbook of four, $5; free ages 2 and under. Presented by Linton Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions. 381-6868; www.linton-

Three-time Grammy-nominated Cuban music group Tiempo Libre and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will celebrate Cuba's musical heritage at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, and Saturday, Jan. 21, at Music Hall, 1241 Elm St. They will play a combination of traditional songs ans selections from Tiempo Libre's Grammy-nominated "Bach in Havana." Tickets start at $25, $20 for students. Call 381-3300 or visit www.cincinnatipops.org for ticket information. PROVIDED music.org. Kenwood.

Music - Concerts The Cincinnati Klezmer Project, 8 p.m., UC Blue Ash College, 9555 Plainfield Road, Jewish and classical music. Free parking. $15, $10 advance; $6 students. 745-5705; www.ucblueash.edu/performingarts. Blue Ash.

Nature Stump the Naturalist, 3 p.m., Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharon Centre. Bring a strange or unusual natural object to be identified by the naturalist. Ages 6-8. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Sharonville.

On Stage - Comedy Sean Patton, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $12. Ages 21 and up. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

SUNDAY, JAN. 24 On Stage - Comedy Sean Patton, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $8, $4 bar and restaurant employee appreciation night. Ages 18 and up. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

MONDAY, JAN. 23 Clubs & Organizations Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Paul Community United Methodist Church, 8221 Miami Road, Public speaking and leadership skills meeting. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472. Through June 25. 351-5005; cincinnati.toastmastersclubs.org. Madeira.

Community Dance Cincinnati Contradancers, 8-10 p.m., The Center for the Arts Wyoming, 322 Wyoming Ave., Live band. No partner needed. Wear soft soled shoes. $4, $1 under 21, first time free. Presented by Cincinnati Contra Dancers. 859-291-6197; www.cincinnaticontradance.org. Wyoming.

Education Stockpiling 101, 7-8 p.m., Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave., Learn to strategically use coupons to build your stockpile. Free. Registration required. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6028; www.cincinnatilibrary.org. Madeira.

Music - Choral I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing … In Four-Part Harmony, 7-9:30 p.m., Valley Temple, 145 Springfield Pike, Area women sing and perform in open house setting. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Sound Chorus. 554-2648. Wyoming.

Parenting Classes 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 Parent Kit containing “Happiest Baby on the Block” DVD. $50 per couple. Registration required. 475-4500; www.trihealth.com. Montgomery.

TUESDAY, JAN. 24 Literary - Libraries Introduction to eBooks Workshop, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Learn how to use your home computer to search, borrow and download free eBooks from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s website. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4450; www.cincinnatilibrary.org. Deer Park.

Music - Acoustic Tom Laskey, 6-9 p.m., The Iron Horse, 772-3333. Glendale.

Schools Little Sprouts Preschool and Kindergarten Open House Tours, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Leaves of Learning, Free. Reservations required. 697-9021; www.littlesprouts.org. Deer Park.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25 Dance Classes Historic Ballroom Dance Class, 7:30-8:30 p.m., The Center for the Arts - Wyoming, 322 Wyoming Ave., Learn dances from the 19th and early 20thcentury. No partner or dance experience needed. Wear soft soled shoes. Membership available for $30. $5, free members. Registration required. Presented by Flying Cloud Academy of Vintage Dance. 733-3077; www.vintagedance.net. Wyoming.

Education Apple iPhone 4S Workshop, 7:30-9 a.m., Verizon Wireless Kenwood, 7790 Montgomery Road, Comprehensive look at what smartphones and other smart devices, such as tablets, can do. Led by specially trained data experts and sales representatives and run between one and two hours. Free. Registration required. Presented by Verizon Wireless. 984-9939; www.verizonwireless.com/ workshops. Kenwood.

Literary - Libraries Introduction to eBooks Workshop, 7-8 p.m., Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave., Learn how to use your home computer to search, borrow and download free eBooks from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s website. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6028; www.cincinnatilibrary.org. Madeira.

Music - Acoustic

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THURSDAY, JAN. 26 Music - Acoustic Tom Laskey, 6-9 p.m., The Iron Horse, 772-3333. Glendale.

Nature Snow Stories, 10 a.m., Glenwood Gardens, 10623 Springfield Pike, Cotswold Visitor Center. Read stories about snow and winter, and participate in an indoor “snowball” toss.Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 771-8733; www.greatparks.org. Woodlawn.

On Stage - Comedy Vince Morris, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $8, $4 college and military night. Ages 18 and up. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

Schools Open House, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Scarlet Oaks Career Development Campus, 3254 E. Kemper Road, Parents and high school sophomores can learn about the 35 career programs available. Presented by Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development. 771-8810; www.greatoaks.com. Sharonville. Little Sprouts Preschool and Kindergarten Open House Tours, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Leaves of Learning, Free. Reservations required. 697-9021; www.littlesprouts.org. Deer Park.

Support Groups Motherless Daughters Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m., Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road, For adult women who have lost or miss nurturing care of their mother. Free. Presented by Motherless Daughters Ministry. 489-0892. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, Free, donations accepted. 800-0164. Montgomery.

FRIDAY, JAN. 27 Dining Events Friday Night’s Dinner Out, 5:30-7 p.m., Halker-Flege American Legion Post 69, 733-9926. Reading.

Music - Acoustic

Tom Laskey, 6-9 p.m., The Iron Horse, 772-3333. Glendale.

Acoustik Buca, 7:30-10 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 2479933. Montgomery.

Schools

Music - Blues

Little Sprouts Preschool and Kindergarten Open House

Sonny Moorman Group, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Shady O’Grady’s

Pub, 9443 Loveland-Madeira Road, 791-2753. Symmes Township.

Music - Classic Rock John Kogge, 7-11 p.m., The Iron Horse, 40 Village Square, Guitar and vocals. Classic Rock and the blues. 772-3333. Glendale.

On Stage - Comedy Vince Morris, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $12. Ages 18 and up. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

Schools Little Sprouts Preschool and Kindergarten Open House Tours, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Leaves of Learning, Free. Reservations required. 697-9021; www.littlesprouts.org. Deer Park.

SATURDAY, JAN. 28 Craft Shows Intergalactic Bead & Jewelry Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, West Hall. $5, free ages 12 and under. Find unique beads at great prices and exhibitors offering helpful advice. See quality and value of beads and gemstones before you buy. Family friendly. Presented by Intergalactic Bead Shows. 888729-6904; www.beadshows.com. Sharonville.

Exercise Classes Big John’s Zumba Hour, 11 a.m.-noon, Holiday Inn Cincinnati I-275 North, $5. 907-3512. Sharonville.

Health / Wellness Rhythm of Life: Drumming and Art Adventure, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Cancer Support Community, 4918 Cooper Road, Open to anyone affected by cancer. Yumi Sato leads interactive drumming to inspire well-being. Teresa Davis, expressive therapist, guides workshop turning dominoes into colorful works of art. Includes light lunch. Free. Registration required. Presented by Hospice of Cincinnati. 791-4060; www.cancersupportcommunity.org. Blue Ash.

Home & Garden Planning Your Garden, 10 a.m.-noon, Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Road, Learn how to plan a garden that meets some or all of your food needs while beautifying and making the best use of the space that you have. $10. 5636663; www.gormanfarm.org. Evendale.


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Pork that looks as good as it tastes A couple of weeks ago I was on Ron Wilson’s garden show on the radio and we were talking about cooking and gardening trends. I brought Ron and his executive producer, Joe Strecker, this pork tenderloin. Rita I gave the Heikenfeld recipe over RITA’S KITCHEN the air and it garnered a huge response – I’m still getting requests for it. I thought I’d share it with you since it really is a nice way to prepare pork and looks as good as it tastes.

Peppered bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin Friend and Kentucky reader Carolyn Grieme served us this delicious stuffed tenderloin. Here’s my adaptation: 4 tablespoons butter or olive oil ¾ pound fresh mushrooms, sliced (I used Kroger blend with wild mushrooms but button and/or cremini work great, too) 1 cup chopped onion 1 ⁄3 cup chopped pecans, toasted (toast before chopping) Two tenderloins, about 1 pound each, trimmed Salt and pepper to taste (start with a teaspoon of each) 8 slices thick peppered bacon 1 ⁄3 to ½ cup firmly packed

brown sugar, dark or light

Preheat oven to 450. Melt butter and add mushrooms, onions and sauté until tender. Stir in nuts and set aside. Butterfly pork by cutting a slit into the middle about 2⁄3 of the way down. It will open like a book. Then pound it out to even thickness and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spread mushroom mixture evenly, leaving a bit of a border so the filling doesn’t ooze out too much. Roll up and wrap 4-5 bacon slices around tenderloin. If you like, you can get the pork ready to this stage the morning of your party but let sit out about 30 minutes prior to baking. (Now if you forget, that’s OK – just remember that it will take

longer to bake). Place, seam side down, in roasting pan. Rub evenly with brown sugar and bake uncovered at 450 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 400 and bake about 15 more minutes, or until meat thermometer registers 150. Don’t over bake so that meat stays moist. To toast pecans: Toast in single layer in 350 degree oven just until they smell fragrant, about 6 minutes or so.

Corn pudding No. 1 similar, to City BBQ

For Gary, a Bethel reader, who loves the corn pudding at this restaurant and wants to make it at home. I called the restaurant and they told me their pudding contained basically creamed corn and regular corn, milk, eggs,

sour cream and corn meal, among other things. Here’s one from my files that readers say is similar except for the cheese, which the restaurant’s does not contain. If you like, leave the cheese out. 1 15 oz. can creamed corn 1 15 oz. can whole kernel corn, drained 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup sour cream 1 cup shredded cheddar or Colby cheese 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted 1 small box corn muffin mix

Preheat oven to 350 and butter a 13- by 9-inch pan. Mix everything together well and pour into pan. Bake 45-60 minutes. Let sit 10 minutes before serving.

Five-star classic corn pudding

Check out my blog Cooking with Rita at Cincinnati.com for this heirloom recipe. The texture is a lot lighter than the one above, and it’s a classic.

Sautéed carrots with sage

Rita's stuffed pork tenderloin features mushrooms, onion, pecans and peppered bacon. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

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I first tasted this when daughter-in-law Jessie brought this side dish to dinner. She found it online and everybody loved them. I made a double recipe of this last night when we were having our neighbors over for dinner. It’s easy, full of good nutrition (did you know sage is good for your mind?) and pretty on the plate. Here’s how I made it: 1 tablespoon each butter

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and olive oil 3 cups diagonally sliced carrot ¼ cup water Salt and pepper to taste Palmful chopped fresh sage

Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat, add oil and blend. Add carrots and water. Partially cover pan and cook until carrots are crisp tender, about 10 minutes. Add seasonings and increase het to medium high. Cook until carrots

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Cold weather can be hard on pets “Nosey!” I cried, walking into the living room and finding my basset hound chewing a hole in her sweater. “What do you think you are doing?” “What does it look like?” she asked defiantly, pausing for a moment to spit out a clump of red yarn. “I'm acting out, showing my displeasure over being forced to wear clothing.” “Listen Missy,” I said, wrestling the now shredded and slobber soaked garment from her, “You may not like to wear clothes, but I'm the mommy and I know what's best!” Sometimes as a responsible pet owner it can be difficult to know what's best. I know that Nosey has fur and can go outside to do her business without a sweater to keep her warm, but there are times that that fur coat of hers could use a little help if she's going out for a long walk. The flannel pajamas I bought for her at Target were just for fun, not for warmth. Just know that cold weather can be as hard on pets as it is on people. Keep your pets safe and warm this winter with these helpful tips! Shelter First, let me say that I am not an advocate of keeping pets outdoors! It seems to me, personally, if you are going to keep a pet, that you want to keep it indoors with you so it can be a “proper” companion. Domestic cats and dogs are not meant to be outdoors pets. Having said that, I understand that others do not share my opinion. Dogs and cats that sleep outdoors need a snug, dry, draft-free place to sleep. The floor should be raised from the ground to keep cold and moisture away. Ideally the shelter should be heated and have a door to keep the elements out. Bedding should be plentiful; straw is a good insulator. Check it often to make sure it stays dry. If you don't want to invite them indoors during sub-zero temperatures, consider a heated garage or heating a doghouse especially for them.

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Diet and water Pets need more protein and fat in the winter, especially if they spend time in the cold. Outdoor water bowls need to be checked often as the water can freeze. You can purchase heatMarsie Hall ed dog dishNewbold es or even MARSIE’S put a tennis MENAGERIE or golf ball in the water dish to keep it from freezing. Use plastic dishes in the winter as metal ones can get so cold that their tongues can stick to it, much like poor Flick's did to the flagpole in the movie, “A Christmas Story.” Paws It is important to keep your dog’s paws free of clumps of ice and snow. They can cause injury due to the cold or even cut into your dog’s pads. Salt and chemical de-icers can be irritating as well. If your pet has walked on ground treated with these items, when you get home wash the paws with warm water and dry thoroughly. Check the legs and stomach as well. Always dry your pet’s paws when they come in from out of the snow. You might even want to consider boots for your dog if he/she will tolerate them. Keeping warm If your pet is short haired or very small, you will want to buy him a coat or sweater. Elderly, arthritic dogs will appreciate this as well. Never shave your dog down to the skin in winter, they need the fur for warmth. Our indoor pets are used to central heat and air conditioning; so if you feel cold, chances are they will as well! Smaller caged pets such as birds have needs, too. Make certain that their cages are kept in a part of the house that is free from drafts. The same spot they sit in during warmer months may not be appropriate in the cooler months, so check! Dangers Antifreeze is toxic to

your pet’s kidneys and a tiny bit (as little as 1/4 teaspoon can be deadly to a cat or small dog.) It has a sweet taste so make certain to clean up any spills in the driveway or garage right away. There is non-toxic antifreeze. Check the labels when you shop. Many wild animals and outdoor cats seek shelter underneath the hoods of automobiles because the engines stay warm. Knock on the hood of your car on cold days before starting it. More dogs are lost in the winter time when there is snow and ice on the ground, especially during snowstorms. This happened to my next door neighbor's beloved, elderly dog. The problem is, if they get away from you, finding their way back is difficult because they may be weak to move through the snow/wind and the elements diminish their sense of smell. This is another reason to make sure you dog has tags and/ or a microchip. Always make sure this information is up to date and thorough. I have found dogs with collars but no ID tags and ones with vet issued rabies tags, but nothing else. This happened on weekends where it was impossible to get through to the vet's office for the names of the owners. (This is a big pet peeve of mine!) Your home should be pet-proofed! Make certain that your pets can’t knock over space heaters, knock candles off of low tables with their tails, or get too close to the fireplace. They can be burned or worse, start fires. Also, keep your hot drinks up off of low surfaces. If you have any other tips for cold weather pet care, please share them with me! Stay warm...nothing is better than a warm puppy or kitten! ;) For more pet care tips, visit www.marsiesmenagerie.com. If you have ideas for future pet columns, contact Marsie Hall Newbold at marsolete@insightbb.com.

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and outdoor tobacco-free areas. The child care facilitiesin this area are: » Colerain Township: Total Quality Child Care; Youthland Academy of Colerain » Forest Park: Future Leaders Learning Center » Westwood: Alphabet Junction Inc.

Auditions set for AHG fashion show Auditions for the ninth annual American Girl Fashion Show to benefit the Aubrey Rose Foundation are being held throughout the Tristate during January. More than350 local girls between the ages of 4-13 of all ethnic backgrounds are needed to present historical and contemporary fashions to celebrate being an American Girl and raise money for critically ill children. Girls selected would model in one of seven shows held at Music Hall during the weekend of

April 27-29. Auditions will be held at: » 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Kerry Toyota, 6050 Hopeful Church Road in Florence, Ky. » 1-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, at Joseph Toyota, 9101 Colerain Ave. Register for an audition at www.aubreyrose.org. Proceeds from the American Girl Fashion Show benefit the Aubrey Rose Foundation, a nonprofit organization assisting families caring for children with life-threatening illnesses.


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Israeli ambassador TRAVEL, SPORTS & BOAT to speak in Cincinnati SHOW SPECIAL Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren will speak at a public event at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Mayerson Jewish Community Center, 8485 Ridge Road, in Amberley Village. The ambassador will speak about U.S.Israel relations and current events affecting both countries. Time will be allowed for questions following his address. During his visit to Cincinnati, the ambassador will visit Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) to learn more about the hospital’s Israeli Exchange Program. The program—a collabora-

tion of CCHMC and multiple hospitals and universities in Israel—improves patient care, offers training and education to Israel physicians and scientists and increases research capabilities. This Oren event is presented by the Jewish Community Relations Council, the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati and the Wolf Center for Arts and Ideas at the Mayerson JCC and funded by a grant from

the Gettler Family Foundation, which focuses on national security issues, with particular emphasis on current events in Israel and the Middle East and anti-Semitism. The ambassador’s speech is free and open to the entire community. However, for reasons of security, all attendees must register for the event by Jan 19 and must check in at the door. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. for the 8 p.m. event. For more information and to register, visit jewishcincinnati.org/jcrc or call (513) 985-1500.

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Auto tampering Summit and Jefferson avenues; approximately ten, unlocked vehicles were entered during the night; all of the vehicles were unlocked; no damage to the vehicles; nothing of value was taken from any of the vehicles; Dec. 30. Auto theft 1000 block of Jefferson Avenue; pickup truck taken from residence; vehicle was unlocked and keys left on the console of the truck; vehicle has been entered into stolen vehicle database; no suspects; Dec.. 30. Theft 200 block of East Sharon; customer walked out without paying check of approximately fifty dollars; suspect left the area in a vehicle reported stolen from Fairfield; investigation ongoing; Dec. 29.

SHARONVILLE Arrests/citations Timoteo Perez, 38, 5159 Aster Park, operating vehicle intoxicated at Hauck Road, Dec. 22. Bradley Brentlinger, 29, 569 Marilyn Lane, theft at 11029 Dowlin Drive, Dec. 27. Jonathon McCloud, 31, 467 Dew Drop, drug possession, drug paraphernalia at 2000 E. Kem-

per, Dec. 27. Melvin Grurray, 52, 2533 Park Ave., possession of drugs at 2533 E. Sharon Road, Dec. 29. Rachel Gauck, 25, 2000 E. Kemper Road, soliciting, drug paraphernalia at 2000 E. Kemper, Dec. 28. Darecc Williams, 21, 808 Cleveland Ave., forgery at Sharon and I75, Dec. 29. Tara Bailey, 33, 3799 Village Drive E, unauthorized use of motor vehicle at 1610 E. Kemper Road, Dec. 24.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering Reported at 11191 Maple St., Dec. 27. Domestic violence Male reported at Midpines, Dec. 12. Menacing Victim threatened at 457 Cambridge Drive, Dec. 31. Theft Radar, currency of unknown value removed at 2522 Commodity, Dec. 26. Cigarettes valued at $58 removed at 4000 Hauck Road, Dec. 23. Copper wiring valued at $5,000 removed at 11355 Chester Road, Dec. 27. Fuel valued at $1,600 removed at 2490 Commerce Blvd., Dec. 29. Laptop valued at $2,500 removed at 10857 Sharondale, Dec. 25. Stereo, DVD player valued at $480 removed at 11353 Lippelman Road, Dec. 27. PS3, tablet of unknown value removed at 7260 Fields Ertel Road, Dec. 31. Medication of unknown value removed at 4 Jamestown Drive, Dec. 31. Theft, criminal damaging Reported at 11320 Mosteller Road, Dec. 27.

SPRINGDALE Arrests/citations Jermaine Tandy, 23, 8144 Bobolink, improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle at 130 Tri-County Parkway, Dec. 26. Micah Reese, 33, 6626 Fountains Blvd., drug abuse, Dec. 26. Sherry Whitfield, 44, 1800 Patrick Drive, theft, receiving stolen property at 300 Kemper Road, Dec. 26. Shadauna Smith, 21, 5125 Winton Road, petty theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, Dec. 27. Dejuana Valentine, 22, 5125 Winton Road, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, Dec. 27. Ronald Stone, 39, 816 Cleveland Ave., theft at 12105 Lawnview Ave., Dec. 28. Deanna Hollon, 31, 200 Ohio Ave., forgery at 12105 Lawnview Ave., Dec. 28. Deonte Dickey, 14, 1297 Timberland, drug abuse, drug paraphernalia at 380 Glensprings Drive, Dec. 28. Carlena Reese, 36, 12179 Kenn Road, domestic violence at 12179 Kenn Road, Dec. 29. Bridgette Coleman, 32, 579 Lafayette Ave., domestic violence at 579 Layfette Ave., Jan. 1.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damaging Vehicle entered and armrest damaged at 463 Vista Glen, Dec. 30. Domestic Reported at Chesterwood, Jan. 1. Domestic violence Reported at Springfield Pike, Dec. 26. Robbery Victim threatened and $700 removed at 490 Sharon W., Dec. 26. Theft

Reported at 300 Kemper Road, Dec. 18. Wallet and purse of unknown value removed at 11700 Princeton Pike, Dec. 17. Reported at 800 Kemper Road, Dec. 17. Copper piping of unknown value removed at 11512 Springfield Pike, Dec. 16. Phone valued at $700 removed at 11700 Princeton Pike, Dec. 15. Vehicle entered and stereo equipment of unknown value removed at 479 Vista Glen, Dec. 30. Vehicle window damaged at 11975 Northwest Blvd., Dec. 30.

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Dr. Gullett joins Dr. Thomas Macejko and Dr. Kelly O’Neill in our Fairfield office.

Ord. # 12-02 ORDINANCE APPROVING ADVANCE OF APPROPRIATION IN GENERAL FUND TO THE PHI LAMBDA PI FUND AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. Ord. #12-03 ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING MAYOR TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT WITH THE LOWEST AND BEST BIDDER FOR THE TRAFFIC SIGNAL IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT, TRANSFERRING FUNDS AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

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women. This play raises important questions that will be discussed long after the performance is over,” Playhouse in the Park director of education Mark Lutwak said. “We are honored to present Playhouse in the Park’s ‘War’ at the JCC. The play highlights important issues that teens and tweens face in today’s world,” said Courtney Cummings, JCC cultural arts manager. “’War’ is a compelling play that looks at the issues of aggression and violence in our culture today. The play demonstrates how risky behavior and negative consequences can occur as a result of society’s pressure on boys to conform to a tough guy image,” Erin McNew, youth educator, Jewish Family Service. The Wolf Center for Arts & Ideas at the JCC brings a variety of the world’s finest plays, films and renowned performers to the community yearround. Coming Feb. 4-Feb. 16 is the Jewish & Israeli Film Festival that offers an exciting line-up of international, award-winning films.

On Sunday, Feb. 19, at 1 pm, the Cincinnati Opera presents another free performance, “Porgy and Bess: Redux.” Then on Saturday, March 3, at 8 p.m., Emmywinner and television star Mandy Patinkin appears live in concert at the JCC. Mandy Patinkin sponsorships with preferred seating and admission to a private post-concert reception may be available. For more information about “War” by Playhouse in the Park, the Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, “Porgy and Bess: Redux,” by the Cincinnati Opera, or Mandy Patinkin: Dress Casual” concert, call Courtney Cummings, (513) 7227226 or visit www.JointheJ.org.

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RELIGION Brecon United Methodist Church

The church offers worship services on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Samaritan Closet hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Samaritan Closet offers clothing and food to people with demonstrated needs. Bread from Panera is available on Thursdays and Saturdays. The Samaritan Closet is next to the church. The church is at 7388 E. Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 489-7021.

Christ Church Cathedral

Music Live at Lunch, Christ Church Cathedral’s weekly concert series, will feature the following performers in January. These free concerts are presented at 12:10 p.m. Tuesdays. Patrons may bring their lunch or buy one at the cathedral for $5. All performances are in the Centennial Chapel unless listed as being in the cathedral nave. Performances are Jan. 24, Alok Narayana:

Traditional Tabla music of India; and Jan. 31, Brass Classique in the nave. The church is at 318 E. Fourth St., Cincinnati; 621-1817.

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Children’s weekday program is Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Call the church for details. Beat the Winter Blues Workshop is 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 24. Call to register. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242 (791-3142 and www.cosumc.org).

Clough United Methodist Church

The church is at 2010 Wolfangel Road,Anderson Township; 231-4301; www.cloughchurch.org.

Good Shepherd Catholic Church

The church has Roman Catholic Mass with contemporary music Sundays at 4 p.m. The Mass

draws worshipers of all ages. Come early to get acquainted with the new songs which begin at 3:45 p.m. Stay after Mass on the first Sunday of each month for food, fun, and fellowship. The church is at 8815 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 503-4262.

Kenwood Fellowship Church

Weekly watercolor classes for beginners are being offered on Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $8 per session at the church. Call Mary Lou DeMar for information at 891-5946. The church offers adult bible study at 9 a.m. on Sunday, a teen Sunday school class and a pre-kindergarten program during worship service from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.,Sundays. A buffet luncheon follows. Join us for an inspirational time of worship and fellowship. The church is at 7205 Kenwood Road; 891-9768.

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FOREST CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Sunday School Hour (for all ages) 9:15 - 10:15am Worship Service - 10:30 to 11:45am (Childcare provided for infants/ toddlers) Pastor: Rich Lanning Church: 2191 Struble Rd Office: 2192 Springdale Rd

680 W Sharon Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45240

513-825-3040

Traditional Service: 9:30 AM ConneXion Contemporary Service: 11:30 AM Sunday School: 10:30 AM

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

An Intercessory Healing Prayer Service is conducted the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. A Men’s Breakfast group meets on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. at Steak ‘n’ Shake in Montgomery. Ladies Bible Study meets at 10 a.m. on Tuesday mornings at the church. Friends in Fellowship meets at 6:15 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month for a potluck dinner at the church. A Bereavement Support Group for widow and widowers meets from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. the second and fourth Saturdays. Sunday worship services are 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401; www.st-barna-

bas.org.

Sharonville United Methodist Church

The Bereavement Support Group meets for lunch every first Thursday. A new bereavement group is studying Ranby Alcorn’s book on Heaven at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. This is in addition ot the bereavement group which meets on Thursdays. The Serendipity Seniors meet for lunch every fourth Thursday. The church has three Sunday services: 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. are traditional worship format; and the 9:30 a.m. service is contemporary. Services are broadcast with a two-week delay at 10 a.m., Sundays, on

Channel 24; and at 9 p.m. Thursdays, on Channel 18. The church welcomes all visitors and guests to attend any of its services or special events. The church is at 3751 Creek Road, Sharonville; 563-0117.

Sycamore Christian Church

Sunday Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m. Bible Study is at 9 a.m. every Sunday. The church is hosting Ladies WOW Study Group (Women on Wednesdays) at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month. The church is at 6555 Cooper Road, Sycamore Township; 891-7891, www.sycamorechristianchurch.

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JCC, Ensemble Theater present ‘Whipping Man'

The Wolf Center for Arts & Ideas at the Mayerson JCC, along with The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (AJA), are partnering with the Ensemble Theater of Cincinnati to present “The Whipping Man” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at Ensemble Theater. Discounted tickets are available for J Members for this performance, when tickets are ordered in advance through Ensemble Theater. “The Whipping Man,” by Matthew Lopez, was the 2011 Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award nomi-

nee. It is the poignant story of a Jewish Confederate soldier who returns from battle to his abandoned home and his two former slaves, who were raised as Jews. As they wait for the family to return, they wrestle with their past roles of master and slave. Gary P. Zola, executive director of the AJA and professor of the American Jewish Experience at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in Cincinnati, will lead a discussion after the performance. “Haunting, striking and powerful,” wrote The New

York Times. The Associated Press said, “‘The Whipping Man’ marks the debut of a fresh talent.” The Wolf Center for Arts & Ideas at the JCC brings a variety of the world’s finest plays, films and renowned performers to the community yearround. For more information about how J Members can get discount tickets for Jan. 26, call the JCC or visit their website. All ticket sales are done through Ensemble Theater of Cincinnati. Tickets are not being sold at the JCC. For information visit www.JointheJ.org.

FLORIDA

NORTH CAROLINA

542-9025

Visitors Welcome www.eccfellowship.org

PRESBYTERIAN

Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

Church By The Woods Sun Worship 10:00am Childcare Provided 3755 Cornell Rd 563-6447 www.ChurchByTheWoods.org ............................................

3682 West Fork Rd , west of North Bend Traditional Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Worhip 9:44am

Nursery Available * Sunday School 513-481-8699 * www. mhumc.org Spiritual Checkpoint ... Stop In For An Evaluation!

Taiwanese Ministry 769-0725 Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

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".

Sharonville United Methodist

8:15 & 11amTraditional Service & Kingdom Kids 9:30am Contemporary Worship & Sunday School 7:00pm Wednesday, Small Groups for all ages Infant care available for all services

3751 Creek Rd.

513-563-0117

www.sharonville-umc.org

NON-DENOMINATIONAL

“Growing Closer to God, Growing Closer to Neighbor”

1553 Kinney Ave, Mt. Healthy

513-385-4888

“Small enough to know you, Big enough to care”

Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA) www. trinitymthealthy.org 513-522-3026

Three Weekend Services! Saturday - 5:30 pm Sunday - 9:30 & 11:15 am 9165 Round Top Rd (1/4 mi. so. of Northgate Mall)

(Office) 946 Hempstead Dr. (513) 807-7200 Jody Burgin, Pastor www.bretwoodcommunitychurch.com We meet Sundays at 10:30 am 8916 Fontainebleau Ter. Performing Arts Ctr. - Finneytown High School Childcare provided

Let’s Do Life Together

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

2:00pm

3:30pm

Northminster Presbyterian Church 703 Compton Rd., Finneytown 931-0243 Transforming Lives for Jesus Christ Sunday Worship Schedule Traditional Services: 8:00 & 10:15am Contemporary Services: 9:00 & 11:30am Student Cafe: 10:15am Childcare Available Jeff Hosmer & Nancy Ross- Zimmerman - Pastors

Northwest Community Church 8735 Cheviot Rd, by Colerain HS Rev. Kevin Murphy, Pastor 513-385-8973 Worship and Sunday School 10AM Handicap Accessible/Nursery Available

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GULF FRONT û SIESTA KEY Condo complex directly on beach . All amenities. Screened balcony. Bright & airy. Available all January & from March 3rd. 513-232-4854

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC Fantastic Specials Available!!

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Free brochure call 866-780-8334 www.northmyrtlebeachtravel.com

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST FLEMING ROAD United Church of Christ

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SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949. www.seabrook-vacations.info

St. Paul United Church of Christ

NEW YORK

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Phone: 385-9077 Rev. Michelle Torigian Sunday Worship: 10:30am Sunday School: 9:15am Nursery Available/Handicap Access www.stpaulucccolerain.org www.facebook.com/StPaulUCC

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691 Fleming Rd 522-2780 Rev Pat McKinney

Sunday School - All Ages - 9:15am Sunday Worship - 10:30am

Nursery Provided

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5312 Old Blue Rock Rd., off Springdale

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Active Youth, College, Senior Groups Exciting Music Dept, Deaf Ministry, Nursery

United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513) 385-7883 Rev. David Mack Church School for all ages 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available www.cpopumc.org

week class entitled “After the Boxes are Unpacked” for women who are new to the Cincinnati area or are looking to connect with their community. Classes began 9:30 a.m to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17. Child care is provided. Call the church or e-mail sgleen97@cinci.rr.com for more information. The church is at 11251 Montgomery Road; 489-0892; www.mcc.us; www.facebook.com/aftertheboxes.

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