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Programs like "Flip-Flop Fiesta" at the Sharonville Branch Library kept customers coming back. By any measure, 2011 was “one for the books” at local public libraries. Find out what your neighbors were reading – and renting.

Correction The Wyoming Schools bond issue on the March 6 ballot is 4.79 mills. The millage was listed incorrectly in the Jan. 25 TriCounty Press.

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Princeton cuts could close school, cost busing By Kelly McBride

The Princeton Board of Education approved two plans of action to cut millions from the district budget, regardless of whether an operating levy passes in March. After a special board meeting, four members of the school board, along with Superintendent Gary Pack and Treasurer Jim Rowan, released the revised list of cuts necessary to balance a budget that has been drastically reduced over the past few years. Board President Steve Moore, flanked by board members Sandy Leach, Susan Wyder and Tawana Keels, read a statement that reminded voters that the district hadn't asked for an increase in operating funds for 13 years. Board Member Lillian Hawkins wasn't present.

Moore reminded voters that the district must ask for those funds because Princeton has lost $28.4 million since 2004, when tangible personal property tax was eliminated. "When that happened, the state said we're going to give it back to you, this is temporary," Pack said. “But eight years later, we're still waiting, and that's problematic," he said. "We understand that the state was hit with a recession, but the state of Ohio promised they'd give that money back, and they never did." The current budget of $74 million is $6 million less than last year in the district that currently has 730 employees and educates 5,500 students. Among the cuts needed even with passage of the 6.5 mill levy will be reductions in staff supplemental contracts and overtime. Building and departmen-

tal budgets will shrink by 10 percent. That $1.3 million in cuts is just the first year. In year two, support staff for general and special education will see a half-million-dollar reduction and building and department budgets will endure another 10 percent cut. The district will also establish pay-to-participate for sports, music and extra-curricular activities. If the levy doesn't pass, the pay-to-participate fees will double, from $100 for the first activity and $50 for the second, to $200 and $100. Class sizes will jump to 30-35 students, and one elementary school will close. The buildings will close every day at 4 p.m., to save energy costs. Currently, most are open for community use until as late as 9 p.m. Middle school and high

school busing will also be eliminated if the levy doesn't pass. "This is why Princeton has to pass the levy," Pack said. The operating levy will cost $197.63 annually per $100,000 home market value. Seniors would pay $148.22 per $100,000 property assessment. Moore also reminded voters that the district would have had to ask for 8 mills to balance the budget, but opted instead to ask for a smaller amount and make the cuts approved on Friday. "This cuts deeper and deeper into the core of what impacts the student," he said. "There is no question," Pack said, "it will change how we educate our children at Princeton." For more about your community, visit Get regular Sharonville updates by signing up for our email newsletter. Visit

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, or

Signature win With its 70-66 win over No. 1-ranked Mason, the Princeton High School boys basketball team may have gotten the win it needed to prove the Vikings belong among the city’s top programs. See Sports, A5

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Preserve gives creek new life By Kelly McBride

SHARONVILLE — Twin Creek Preserve has been opened to the Mill Creek, after a collaborative project to rechannel the waterway and enhance its value to the community. At a ceremony Jan. 23, crews removed an earthen barrier that had diverted the water while the new channel was prepared. "When they removed the barrier, the water will now flow as designed through the new path, the new creek bed," Sharonville Mayor Virgil Lovitt said. "There are more steps, but the actual flood control project is now operational," he said. Still to come are restrooms, planned for construction next year, and the completion of a

soccer field complex at the entrance to the preserve located at the end of Best Place, off Crescentville Road. The Twin Creek Preserve project was a collaborative effort to restore the waterway and reconstruct the wetland. The Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities worked with the Butler County Water and Sewer Department, the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati and the city of Sharonville to rechannel the site. Because of industrial development, the area near the I-75 and I-275 interchange has suffered polluted water, eroded stream banks, an increase in runoff and flooding, among other concerns. The $2 million project creat-

ed an 8.3-acre wetland and nature preserve, with more than 2,100 feet of restored stream channel and a riparian floodplain to minimize the danger of flooding. It included channel redesign, floodplain restoration, riparian restoration with native trees and shrubs, habitat within the stream and creation of a recreation/education trail. "The trails will be open in the spring," Lovitt said. "It's too muddy to walk right now." Project goals included improved water quality; improved land and aquatic habitats; reduced flooding; and recreational and educational opportunities. Funding for the Twin Creek Preserve project came from the Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program of the Ohio

Water Pollution Control Loan Fund, and Section 319 Non-Point Source Implementation Grant. Both are administered by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. "This is an important project," the mayor said, "because it provides flood protection ot the businesses downstream, during small-to-medium floods. "And it creates passive recreation with the walking trails," Lovitt said, "and active recreation with the new soccer complex." For more about your community, visit Get regular Sharonville updates by signing up for our email newsletter. Visit




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Once again, Pastor Matt Holman opened his Landmark Baptist Church in Evendale to an interdenominational celebration. This was the eight annual Voices of the Valley (VOV) gathering to honor the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Pastor Holman led us in the Litany of Freedom Evelyn stating, Perkins “We keep COLUMNIST alive the dream by fostering brotherhood in this nation and the world”. The Rev. Dr. Elliott Cuff of Lincoln Heights Missionary Baptist Church Woodlawn and president of VOV greeted us with “This is the day the Lord has made, we should stand and rejoice,’ and we did so. The Rev. Dr. T. Scott Swan I of Mt. Zion Baptist Church Woodlawn moderated the celebration, noting that we were blessed to hear the Voices of the Valley, who sang “Who’s On the Lord’s Side,’ an admonition that we need to get right today, because tomorrow is not promised. The Rev. Trevor R. Babb of St. Simon of Cyrene Episcopal Church gave the invocation from Psalm 71, “I have taken refuge; rescue me and save me; be my rock.” Six future leaders spoke eloquently of what Dr. King and President Obama mean to their generation, and the significance to them of the unveiling of Dr. King’s monument during the first African-American president’s term. Khadijah Palmer, a student at Winton Woods High School and member of Ebenezer Second Baptist Church spoke of choices that effect generations to come. “The MLK monument represents all the opportunities we have today ... so we must encourage change.” Rashad Sylvester, also from Winton Woods and a member of Friendship Baptist Church noted, “A time of change has taken place in my generation. My role models are Dr. King, President Obama,

my family and teachers. Do what is right in the sight of God. We are the generation of hope”. Emily Perkins attends Cincinnati Christian School and Landmark Baptist. “I’ve been blessed to grow up in a generation where skin color doesn’t matter. I only care that no matter what color, any president will keep this nation under God,” she said. Jaylen Jackson-Sutton attends Lincoln Heights Missionary and St. Xavier High school. He cited various injustices and offered a civics lesson on presidential responsibilities. “My generation is blessed to witness these historical events. We should listen to our elders and stand on the shoulders of our ancestors for a firm foundation”. Next on the program was a wonderful musical tribute performed by the St. Simon of Cyrene Episcopal Church African American Drummers. From Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church and Colerain High School, Shelronda Cunningham reminded us that President Obama was elected by all races. "Dr. King gave him a firm foundation." Uhuru Yisra’El II attends Finneytown Middle School and Mt. Zion Woodlawn. He reminded us that there are still challenges in health and the criminal justice systems. “My generation can combine hopes of the past and the future,” he said. Meagan Morgan of St. Gabriel School and St. Simon Church spoke of a visit to the MLK monument in Atlanta. “He put his life on the line to insure we would be judged by the content of our character. United in one body in Christ, we can accomplish anything. Our duty is to believe in ourselves,” Meagan said. Cincinnati Councilmember Yvette Simpson received the 2012 MLK Committee Keeper of the Dream Award. A Lincoln Heights native, she is an alumna of Princeton HS, Miami University and the UC College of Law. Evelyn Perkins writes a regular column about people

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Princeton High School will hold its annual scholarship fundraiser with appearances by two celebrities. Ms. Ohio USA Audrey Bolte, and Josh Harrison, the third baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates and 2005 Princeton graduate, will attend the Viking 50 Feb. 3. The event in the school cafeteria begins at 5:30 p.m. and includes dinner, door prizes, silent and live auctions, an opportunity to chat with Superintendent Gary Pack and Athletic Director Gary Croley. A ticket for the Princeton boys varsity basketball game against Oak Hills is included in the price of the event. The game immediately follows the dinner, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available for $50 per person, and arrangements can be made to seat up to eight at a table. “The Princeton Scholarship Fund has benefited more than 1,000 students since its start in 1962,” said Pack, who chairs the scholarship fund. "With the assistance from funds generated from events such as the Viking 50 Scholarship Dinner, the Princeton Scholarship Fund can continue to provide scholarships for worthy Princeton graduates.”

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Students at Ursuline capture 52 art awards Fifty-one individual awards and one portfolio award have been won by Ursuline Academy students in the The Scholastic Art Awards, making this the best showing at Scholastics in recent years at UA. The students submitted a sampling of their work completed in visual arts courses during the last calendar year. Their pieces were entered in categories that included sculpture, drawing, printmaking and photography. The students were recognized with an honorable mention (works demonstrating artistic potential), Silver Key (works worthy of recognition on the regional level), or Gold Key (the highest level of achievement on the regional level; Gold Key works are forwarded to New York City for national adjudication.) Students who received all of these distinctions were invited to show their work at the Scholastics Gallery at 100 E. RiverCenter Blvd., Covington, Ky. The show

Ursuline Academy Scholastic Art Award winners, from left: Christina Tefend (Loveland), Emily Hellmann (Loveland), Julia Proctor (Loveland), Allison Ventura (West Chester Township) and Renee Prows (Sycamore Township). THANKS TO MARIANNE LANG will run from Feb. 3 through Feb. 17, and students in the show will be honored at an awards ceremony Feb. 10 at the Northern Kentucky Convention & Visitors Bureau. The art portfolio winner is Christina Tefend of Loveland. The Gold Key Award winners are: Emily Hellmann of Loveland, Julia Proctor of Loveland,

Allison Ventura of West Chester Township (two awards), and Renee Prows of Sycamore Township. The Silver Award winners are: Erica Casanta of Mason, Emily Graumlich of Terrace Park, Lydia Holding of West Chester Township, Rebecca Mefford of Amelia, Tatiana Tomley of Anderson Township, Nicole Volpenhein of

Fairfield (two awards), Emily Hellmann of Loveland, Madeleine Kissinger of Mount Lookout, Allison Manares of Liberty Township, Angie Pan of Evendale, Jenny Whang of Sycamore Township, Allison Hogan of Montgomery, Sanjana Iyer of Mason (two awards), Diana Tamborski of Loveland and Sarah Robinson of Loveland. The honorable mention winners are: Anna Kerr of Colerain Township (three awards), Zenab Saeed of Indian Hill, Hannah Sagel of Loveland, Helen Ladrick of Anderson Township (two awards), Allison Vonderhaar of Sharonville, Maria Gittings of Mason, Amelia Kissinger of Mount Lookout, Katharine Rolfes of Loveland, Julie Ruehl of Springfield Township, Rachel Treinen of Loveland (two awards), Emily Graumlich of Terrace Park, Grace Rohs of Evendale, Katherine Finke of Hyde Park, Ali Hackman of Sycamore Township, Jackie Homan of Kenwood, Loretta Malloy of Glen-

dale, Emma Mullins of Batavia, Blaire Teaford of Liberty Township, Stephanie Beck of Mason, Rachel Dornoff of Sharonville, Mary Ann Gottschlich of Evendale, Lizzy Hellmann of Montgomery, Caroline Littlejohn of Mount Lookout, Kelly Marquardt of Milford and Molly Paz of Felicity. "The Scholastic Awards have an impressive legacy dating back to 1923; noteworthy past winners include Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford and Joyce Carol Oates. The awards offer students the opportunity to be recognized for their talents and creative work. This year Ursuline celebrates the largest number of student winners in the regional competition. We are very proud of their accomplishments and inspiring creative work," said Fine Arts Department coordinator Patrice Trauth. The other teachers in this department are Jeanine Boutiere, Amy Burton and Helen Rindsberg.

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Carol Carver introduced this art lesson with the book, “Snowflake Bentley,” about a scientist who worked very diligently to photograph snowflakes to share their beauty with others.

Ramarco Collier is a first-grade student in Melissa Brenner's class at Evendale Elementary School. He is doing his best at adding sparkles to his paper snowflake. THANKS TO MARJORIE MILLENNOR

Culinary program reviewed by federation SHARONVILLE — The day began as usual in the Scarlet Oaks Culinary Arts kitchens—with an inspection. Students lined up as instructors Chef Dan Knecht and Chef Chris Johnson examined the students’ hands and uniforms to ensure that they were ready to work. Two other inspectors were there as well. Chef Don Antinore and Chef Richard Ghiselli of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) stood in the background and noted the instructors’ work. The two visiting chefs were at Scarlet Oaks to determine whether the Culinary Arts program would receive ACF certification for another three years. “We look at the curriculum, the kitchens, the instructors—every aspect of the program,” said Antinore. “We look for interaction, both intellectual and hands-on, between the instructor and students. And we look for ways that the instructors go beyond the curriculum. For instance, not many schools have a daily military-style inspection like this—and it’s so necessary, because it’s part of the ServSafe certification the students earn to work in a com-


From left: Courtney Uecker (Amelia), Shelby Lykins (Clermont Northeastern), and Tyrin Coates (Princeton) listen as Chef Knecht explains plans for the day and Chef Richard Ghiselli observes. THANKS TO JONATHAN WEIDLICH

mercial kitchen.” Soon the two chefs moved to the background and students gathered ingredients, took out their knives, lined up pans and utensils, and began the day’s lesson. Seniors chopped vegetables and prepared risotto, dividing their time between the instructor, their workstations, and video screens which showed a

demonstration of proper techniques. Juniors gathered in a second kitchen to measure flour and other ingredients for pie crusts. Throughout the lesson, both Knecht and Johnson gave instructions that reminded students they weren’t just cooking; they were learning to become professional chefs. At the other end of the room,

Knecht pulled his students together for an impromptu lesson on the most economical methods for keeping seasonings at their workstations. “I see your enthusiasm,” Chef Antinore told the students. “You chose this program, and it’s obvious that you love what you do. So, every day, give it your very best. And eat!”

» Eugenia Volfson was named to the dean’s list at Wright State University for the fall. » Daniel Goins and Alyssa Agin were named to the dean’s list at Urbana University. » Adeel Malik and Shaan Mehta were both named to the fall dean’s list at Youngstown State University. Malik is majoring in Phase 1 BS MD. Mehta is majoring in Phase 1 BS MD. » Molly Holthus of Wyoming was named to the fall semester dean’s list at the University of Evansville. She is majoring in pre physical therapy. » Cadet Timothy James Fischer has been named to the Dean's List at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, during the fall 2011 semester. Fischer is seeking a bachelor's degree in history. Dean's List recognition is given to those cadets and active duty military students whose grade point average is 3.2 or higher with no grade below a C for the previous semester's work.





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Key performers help Princeton upset Mason By Nick Dudukovich

SHARONVILLE — With its 7066 win over No. 1-ranked Mason, the Princeton High School boys basketball team may have gotten the win it needed to prove the Vikings belong among the city’s top programs. The win comes after the Vikings opened 2012 with three straight losses to Fairfield, Oak Hills and Middletown. “I’m just so proud of our guys for playing as a team,” head coach Mike Anderson said. “Guys were willing to step up and get key minutes. Before the game, we were telling them to play 32 minutes, and that’s what happened. They left it out on the court and played hard and we got the win.” The Mason win improved the Viking’s record to 10-3 overall, and 5-3 in Greater Miami Conference play. The Vikings’ scoring attack was led by senior guard Deion Isham, who scored 22 points, while shooting 9-of-18 during the contest, which was played at Mason High School, Jan. 24. Anderson, who has known Isham since the third grade, said the

guard has been waiting for his time to shine. “When the game is on the line, he wants the ball in his hands,” Anderson said. “He likes to put theteamonhisshouldersandcarry us.” Princeton also received a big lift from point guard Nate McGill, who filled in for Dorian Jordan in the starting lineup. McGill, who quarterbacked the Vikings’ football team the past two seasons, scored15 points and was 6-of-9 from the floor. Anderson believes the leadership McGill played with as quarterback translated well onto the hardwood. “Nate started against the No.1 team in the city and he took the challenge and accepted it,” Anderson said. “His 15 points were the key to the game. The buckets he hit were so clutch.” Princeton entered the contest ranked No. 10 in the city coaches’ poll. And despite all of the momentum surrounding the program, Anderson knows his team has a lot of basketball yet to be played. “One game at a time,” Anderson said. “Every team in the GMC will battle with you for 32 minutes…you can’t look down the road.”



Ahmad Frost brings the ball up the court for Wyoming during its 59-51 loss to Mariemont Jan. 20. The sophomore point guard scored 20 points, including connecting on three treys. THANKS TO ROD APFELBECK

Cowboys work through difficult ride this season By Scott Springer

WYOMING — By Wyoming High School standards, the boys basketball team is having an “off” year. Most years find the Cowboys toward the top of the Cincinnati Hills League standings. This season has them bringing up the rear. Gone are the “twin towers” of Tony Davis and Eric Price to Ohio University. To make matters worse, senior guard Cris Campbell tore an ACL during Wyoming’s football season. “He was our leading scorer coming back,” coach Tony Gentry said. “He would’ve been a three-year starter. He was one of the hardest workers in practice and others followed. We’re really missing that leadership.” Last season, Campbell led the Cowboys in assists and steals while hitting 10 points per game. His absence is reflected in the CHL standings. “His rehab’s going pretty good,” Gentry said. “I just don’t see him coming back for the basketball season. He’s getting ready for baseball. We’re missing him tremendously.” As a result, Wyoming has had to rely on two players who averaged just four points per game in limited varsity action last season. Ben Kurtz came off the

bench as a sophomore, while Ahmad Frost was promoted late as a freshman. Now a junior, Kurtz missed some early games with an injury, but has come back to average around 12 points and nine rebounds for the Cowboys. The sophomore Frost is Wyoming’s top scoring threat. “We kind of nurtured him last year,” Gentry said. “He played JV and dressed varsity. We had trouble with our guard play late in the season and we started him.” This season, Ahmad Frost’s hard work has paid off as he averages nearly 13 points, four assists and two steals for the young Cowboys. When not at practice for the school team, he typically spends Sundays at Wyoming’s gym working on his game. Frost also has two senior twin brothers to push him, 6-2 forward Aquil and 5-11 guard Hakeem. “I think they know he’s the best player,” Gentry said. “They respect him a lot. Hakeem is the one who gets after him at practice and doesn’t give him a break. Hakeem works extremely hard in making his brother better. He’s a very good team player. Aquil played JV last year. He’s a good kid too.” If you’re looking for a deficiency in Ahmad Frost’s game, there’s not many. One is beyond

his control but doesn’t seem to affect his play. “He’s partially deaf,” Gentry said. “He comes over and stands next to me when there’s a dead ball so I can talk to him. We don’t have to say a whole lot, because he makes things happen.” In addition to Ahmad Frost and junior Kurtz, the rest of the Cowboys starters are also hovering around the “new driver” age. “We have three sophomores that played freshman ball last year that are now starting (varsity),” Gentry said. “Will Marty, Mark Akinbi and Griffin O’Gara--they didn’t even play JV ball.” The upside of the youth movement is clear. The downside can sometimes be painful. “Our inexperience shows quite a bit,” Gentry said. “We’ve had glimpses of good basketball. Our inexperience takes over with decision making and shot selection sometimes. Also, when you have young players, they don’t understand the work ethic that it takes to get better. I think they’re starting to understand.” The Cowboys have had singledigit losses to Deer Park, Finneytown and Mariemont (twice). In the final weeks of the season, Gentry hopes his squad can learn from some of their early defeats. “For some reason, we have terrible starts,” Gentry said. Wyoming’s next home game is Feb. 7 against Finneytown.

» Goes to Princeton High School senior Nate McGill, who stepped into the starting lineup and contributed 15 points as the No. 10-ranked Vikings defeated No. 1 Mason, 70-66, Jan. 24.

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Girls basketball

» Princeton defeated Mason, 45-40, Jan. 21. Kelsey Mitchell led the Vikings with 19 points. » Wyoming downed Taylor Jan. 25, 38-30. Michelle Jolson led the Cowboys with 18 points.

Boys bowling

» Princeton defeated Fairfield, 2,607-2,560, Jan. 24. Freshman Adam Wagers led Princeton with a 424 high series. Junior Adeleke Ademuyewo posted a 424 series. » Moeller defeated Chaminade-Julienne and Purcell Marian Jan. 20 in a tri-match. Daniel Oehler had the high series for the Crusaders with a 502.

Girls bowling

» Wyoming beat Mount Notre Dame 1726-1713 in a close contest Jan. 23. Junior Rachel Viacava led the Cowboys with a 314 series. » Ursuline defeated Goshen 1,877-1,799 on Jan. 23. Madi Stuhlreyer had a 348 series. On Jan. 26, Ursuline beat St. Ursula 1,992-1,809. Stuhlreyer again had the high series with a 381.

Boys basketball

» Moeller beat Dayton Carroll 58-51 Jan. 24. Junior Josh Davenport was the Crusaders’ leading scorer with 17. Moeller beat Elder 61-40 Jan.

Princeton’s Emily Roper, right, defends a shot by Mason’s Jenna Gunn during the Vikings’ 45-40 win at Mason, Jan. 21. JOSEPH FUQUA II/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

27. Davenport again topped the scoring with 12 points.

Tweets from the beat

» @MikeDyer: Wyoming senior Emily Stites has committed to run at William & Mary, according to Wyoming cross country coach Travis Glendenning » @CoachHancock: Congratulations to Dennis Austin who has received an offer from Findlay University! On Wyoming!


» On Jan. 21, Moeller beat Richmond (Michigan) 48-6 and lost to Detroit Catholic Central 34-19. Junior Wyatt Wilson had a pin for the Crusaders against Richmond at 160 pounds. On Jan. 27, Moeller dominated St. Xavier 55-3. Pins were recorded by Conner Ziegler (106), Dean Meyer (145) and Chalmer Frueauf (220).


» Moeller defeated Olentangy 3-0 on Jan. 21. On Jan. 22, the Crusaders whipped Columbus DeSales 8-1 as Alex Little recorded the hat trick. The Crusaders battled Liberty to a 3-3 overtime tie on Jan. 27.





Editor: Dick Maloney,, 248-7134


What can the Princeton school district do? Changes in the tax law have put the Princeton City School District in a tough spot. The state government now takes the tax Princeton used to get and has not fulfilled on its promise to replace that loss. Princeton has made significant cuts, but is still coming up short even though this situation has been known about since 2002. So what is the district to do? Eighty percent of their expenses are labor. Facing the possibility that Issue 2 could pass, the teachers union reportedly (the contract is secret) agreed to a freeze in salary and elimination of step increases for the current three-year contract. The state treasurer’s web site posts the sala-

ry of every district employee. Based on that data the median salary at Princeton has increased from $46,000 to $51,000 over the Robert last four years. Galbraith COMMUNITY PRESS That median is higher than the GUEST COLUMNIST median household income of three of the six communities in the district based on 2009 census data. The state treasurer’s data further show that in 2007 there were 25 employees making $80,000 or more and in 2011 that had jumped to162. Of these, 84 percent worked

Recalcitrant Congress feigns phony session On Jan. 4, President Obama defied Republicans by appointing former Ohio Attorney General, Richard Cordray as the first ever consumer advocate and watchdog for the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In addition, the president named three appointees to the National Labor Relations Board. All four were recess appointments. Why did Congress fail to approve any of these nominations? The simple answer is they don't want the CFPB or the NLRB to Richard function. Schwab The RepubCOMMUNITY PRESS licans didn't GUEST COLUMNIST like the legislation that passed into law the CFPB and the NLRB, so why would they approve individuals appointed to head these agencies? Citibank and the Chamber of Commerce, etc ... have had lobbyists at work reminding Republicans who finances their campaigns. So taking their marching orders, the Republicans have chosen to obstruct. The CFPB and NLRB are agencies created by law. The president is the chief executive charged by the Constitution with carrying out the laws of the land. In an attempt to prevent the president from his Constitutional right to appoint people during a recess, Congress goes into a

make-believe, pro forma session. All are out of town, everyone agrees for weeks on end, no work is going to get done. And, they are just going to have somebody gavel to order and then gavel closed a couple of minutes later. What a sham. Presidents since George Washington have made recess appointments. President Bill Clinton made139 recess appointments, and President George W. Bush made 171 recess appointments. Recess appointments are authorized by Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution. On Jan. 6, the Justice Department backed President Obama's recess appointments. Their opinion was that in the context of the convening of periodic pro forma sessions in which no business is to be conducted, "the president has discretion to conclude that the Senate is unavailable to perform its advise-andconsent function and to exercise his power to make recess appointments." The president has come to the conclusion that he's not going to get anything out of this Congress. Republicans pretend to want to help out and work in a bipartisan way. They really don't want to. It’s just another masquerade. Richard O. Schwab was formerly associate head of school, and middle school head, Cincinnati Country Day School. He is currently neighborhood team leader, Glendale Organizing For America Community Team (

only 188 days (teachers) rather than the full year 260 days (administrators). Using the number of employees in the chart on page 9 of the Princeton at the Cross Roads flier and the financial reports for the last four years on the Princeton treasures web site, it is clear that they have reduced the number of employees by 14 percent while labor costs have gone up by 10 percent. Cuts like that will result in bankruptcy. The Princeton hman resources department web announced the union annual fee will be $625 for 2012. If all 725 employees pay this, the union will collect $453,125. Yet previous contracts show the

school district must pay virtually all the administrative costs for the local union including collecting and depositing the fee, providing rosters of employees, space and secretarial services for their meetings, and housing for their records. With forced dues and the school district paying their administrative costs; is it a surprise that the teachers unions came up with $30+ million to defeat Issue 2? While acknowledging the benefits to the district if Issue 2 passed, the four candidates for the board of education would not support Issue 2. None of the board members in attendance at the informational meeting Jan. 12 would agree to sign the current Right to Work ini-

tiative petition. During the campaign last fall it wasfurtherrevealedthatifitwere not for the last in, first out rule the mix of 110 people laid off would have been very different. The board is intimidated by the financial power the unions can exert against them in an election and has abdicated its responsibility to the taxpayers who elected them. Through the power of the unions, teachers have become the 1 percent while the taxpayers in the district are the 99 percent. What major concessions are the unions making to justify a tax increase? Robert Galbraith is a resident of Glendale.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Princeton requesting bare minimum

There’sanimportantvotecomingupfortaxpayersthatliveinthe Princeton School District. For the third time in the district’s history, we are being asked to approve an operating levy to keep the school going. The district isnotaskingforanyextrafunds,it is just asking for the bare minimum to fund the operations, such as textbooks, electricity, repairs, busing (for all students in the district, not just Princeton students), etc ... When Princeton was founded, it was based on an industrial base that provided well for two generations of Princeton students. Like all sources of money, the state under the Taft administration about six years ago saw the tangible personal property tax money in our district,likedit,andseizedit.They gave us a timetable, which they have since moved up. Now Princetonnolongerhasthefundstooperate without massive cutbacks. Princeton has already cut millions of dollars from the budget, laid off teachers and staff, and cut programs. They are continuing to cut programs, even if the levy passes. The board is running the district as lean as possible. This levy will fund programs that are left after the Board has made cuts again and again and again. If the levy is not passed, the Princeton School Board will be forced to make cuts of an additional $6 million by the end of the 2013 school year. There may be reasons to vote against this levy. There are many moretovoteinfavorofit.Notleast among them is the value of our homes in healthy school districts, including the private schools that

will also be affected. Princeton has been graduating citizens of distinction since the 1950s, people who have become leaders and mentors in our government, businesses and schools. In the Princeton School District, we have always paid among the lowest taxes in Hamilton County and surrounding counties for our children’s education. We will still pay less than most districts even when thi s levy passes. If you have concerns, please come to one of community forums and let us address them. Again and again, our children are our future, and our pride. Please support the levy. Garrett Levy Evendale

Schools worth additional $17 a month

I am writing regarding the upcoming operating levy for Princeton City School District. As a graduate (1984) I have fond memories of extremely hard-working teachers who inspired me to constantly strive to better myself and never stop learning. That lesson has served me well throughout life. Some of those teachers still work in the district and offer the rareresourceofexperiencethatis priceless. The school spirit that became a part of my soul, my "Princeton Pride,” influenced our (my husband is a graduate of the class of ’83) decision to move back to Princeton when we had children. I now have four sons attending schools in the district and we continue to work with teachers who take time to know them individually and guide them to reach their potential, often on the teach-

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er’s/paraprofessional’s own time and using their own resources. From special education to advanced/honors classes, for 13 years we have come to value and respect the dedication, professionalism and support from numerous teachers, principals and other staff members. Choosing Princeton for our children’s education is one of the best decisions we’ve ever made! I hope many others feel this is worth $17 more a month and make the choice to vote for Princeton’s levy March 6. For those undecided, stop by one of the10 incredible schools and see what’s going on in the classrooms. You’ll come away amazed at the expertise and enthusiasm of my colleagues! Michele Auciello Turner Sharonville Elementary School teacher

CH@TROOM Jan. 25 questions Would you support government-subsidized public housing in your neighborhood or community? Why or why not?

"An emphatic no to your question! My grandfather and father did not work in the private investing and real estate markets for 80 years so that our families could be subjected to the possibility of public housing in Indian Hill. “Typically, public housing is highly subsidized, another strain on public taxes. With our supposedly 'top notch' public school system and the money to maintain our current police and fire departments, without having to share them with adjacent communities, we already subsidize enough.” “Also, public housing has been

shown to bring in families with only one parent, children who are often transient between multiple house holds, low level street drugs, high incidents of alcoholism of increases in crime. With no sense of real ownership and typically a low motivational work ethic the properties often fall into disrepair and become an eye sore in the community. “Indian Hill should never be considered a destination for any form of subsidized housing. Their are enough surrounding communities such as Kenwood, Madeira or Mariemont that have sufficient access to public transportation, and the types of demographics that could absorb public housing without having the Village of Indian Hill exposed to a subsidized program that would cause a signifi-



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cant decline in the reputation and quality of life for its residents!” I.P.

disaster, not only for the community, but for those living there.” J.K.

“I wouldn't support government subsidized housing in any neighborhood. There is a Section 8 house across the street from my daughter's house and it is a poorly maintained disaster zone. There have been three or four different "families" living there in the last three years, none of them have contributed a single thing to the betterment of the neighborhood. The grass is rarely cut and the house is in constant disrepair. This is just another federal entitlement run amok.” R.W.J.

“When we speak of ‘government-subsidized housing’ just what do we mean? First of all, government is ‘we the people.’ Assuming we the people have decided to provide housing for certain qualified persons, just what does that mean? Are we going to build or otherwise provide apartments buildings and/or houses? How many? Will the residents be taxpayers who will support our school system or will they be indigent and a burden on the schools? Will this housing mean the residents will always be indigent people and a perpetual a burden on our neighborhood? “I chose to live in my neighbor-

“Absolutely not. From what I've seen, government run housing is a

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hood based upon several factors the community had to offer. To create a significant type of housing foreign to the community I chose will change it to the point I may no longer want to live here.” R.V.

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PEOPLE | IDEAS | RECIPES Wyoming Branch Library Child Winner Lexi Hutchins gets her Team Read Reds tickets winnings with, from left: Library Friends Volunteer Maryhelen West and the Junior Woman’s Club of Wyoming's Publicity Chair Christy Brown. The Junior Woman's Club of Wyoming Foundation awarded $1,000 to The Friends of the Public Library for incentives and rewards for the 2011 Summer Reading Program, particularly at the Wyoming Branch and surrounding branch libraries. THANKS TO EMILY BAUTE

Programs like "Flip-Flop Fiesta," held June 11 at the Sharonville Branch Library, kept customers coming back! Overall, 105,000 more people attended Library programs in 2011 than in 2010. THANKS TO EMILY BAUTE

Debbie Mink reads "Wow! Ocean!" by Robert Neubecker to her grandson Anthony Mink, 2, a book recommended by librarian Betsy Selickman at the Sharonville Branch Library during the Toddler Storytime. TONY JONES/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Public library use reached an all-time high in 2011 By any measure, 2011 was “one for the books” at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. In 2011, the Sharonville and Wyoming branch libraries experienced similar surges in program attendance. Approximately 22 percent more people attended programs at each location last year than in 2010. In addition, customers borrowed around 17,000 more items from the Wyoming Branch Li-

brary last year than the previous year. Together, these Library locations accommodated nearly 350,000 customer visits in 2011. Overall, Library customers borrowed more than 17.6 million items from the Library in 2011, putting total circulation for the year nearly 8 percent ahead of 2010. E-books, e-audiobooks, and other downloadable materials exploded in popularity, with use increasing 518 percent from 2010.

The Library added 3,000 new programs to its 2011 line-up, which attracted 105,000 more attendants than the previous year. When 2011 ended, the Library “closed the books” with more than 425,000 active Library Cards, 1.6 million customer computer sessions, and 8 million total visits, a 1.6 million increase from 2010. For more information about your Public Library, visit

Grisham, Larsson books among most popular These were the most popular books at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County during 2011:


» "The Confession” by John Grisham » "Tick Tock” by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge » “Toys” by James Patterson and Neil McMahon » “The Sixth Man” by David Baldacci » “10th Anniversary” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro » “I'll Walk Alone” by Mary Higgins Clark » “One Summer” by David Baldacci » “Hell's Corner” by David Baldacci » “Chasing Fire” by Nora Roberts » “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett


» "Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence–and Formed a Deep Bond in the Brocess” by Irene M. Pepperberg » “Cleopatra: A Life” by Stacy Schiff » "Life on the Color Line: The True Story of a White Boy Who Discovered He Was Black” by Gregory Howard Williams » “The Walking Dead” » “Guinness Book of Records” » “Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace--One School at a Time” by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin » “Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back” by Todd Burpo with Lynn

Vincent » “Cracking the GED” » “Bossypants” by Tina Fey » "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer

Audiobooks on CD

» “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson » “Wicked Appetite” by Janet Evanovich » “Sizzling Sixteen” by Janet Evanovich » “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett » “Finger Lickin' Fifteen” by Janet Evanovich » “Smokin' Seventeen” by Janet Evanovich » “The Confession” by John Grisham » “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest” by Stieg Larsson » “Devil's Food Cake Murder” by Joanne Fluke » “Port Mortuary” by Patricia Cornwell

Large Print Books

» “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson » “The Help” by Kathyrn Stockett » “The Grl Who Played with Fire” by Stieg Larsson » “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest” by Stieg Larsson » “Safe Haven” by Nicholas Sparks » “The Shadow of Your Smile” by Mary Higgins Clark » “The Confession” by John Grisham » “Tough Customer” by Sandra

YOUR TURN What was the best book or video you checked out from the library in 2011? How often do you use the library, and which library do you use? E-mail your resposnes to, or go to, keyword “toptitles” Brown » “The Postcard Killers” by James Patterson and Liza Marklund » “Toys” by James Patterson and Neil McMahon

Music on CD

» “21” by Adele » “The Beginning” by The Black Eyed Peas » “Speak Now” by Taylor Swift » “The E.N.D.” by The Black Eyed Peas » “Sigh No More” by Mumford & Sons » “Recovery” by Eminem » “Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry » “Doo-wops & hooligans” by Bruno Mars » “Jazz with O.T.” » “The Fame Monster” by Lady Gaga

DVD feature films » “Inception” » “Despicable Me”

» “Shrek Forever After: The Final Chapter” » “Salt” » “The Other Guys” » “Megamind” » “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I” » “Tangled” » “Little Fockers” » “Tron: Legacy”

Juvenile fiction

» “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” by Jeff Kinney » “Rodrick Rules” by Jeff Kinney » “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal” by Jeff Kinney » “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth” by Jeff Kinney » “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw” by Jeff Kinney » "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” by J.K. Rowling » “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”» by J.K. Rowling » “The Tales of Beedle the Bard” by J.K. Rowling » “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” by J.K. Rowling » “Holes” by Louis Sachar

Juvenile nonfiction

» “The Legend of Zelda” by Akira Himekawa » “Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl Adventure!” by Ihara Shigekatsu » “Beet, the Vandel Buster” by Riku Sanjo » “Magical Pokémon Journey” » “Whistle!” by Daisuke Higuchi

FEB 10-12 & 18


» “National Geographic Kids Almanac” » “Lunch Lady” by Jarrett J. Krosoczka » “Amulet” by Kazu Kibuishi » “Hannah Montana” by Julie Taylor » “Lego Star Wars:” The Visual Dictionary by Simon Beecroft

Teen fiction

» “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins » “Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins » “Thirteen Reasons Why” by Jay Asher » “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak » “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins » “The Lost Hero” by Rick Riordan » “The Lightning Thief” by Rick Riordan » “Twilight” by Stephanie Meyer » “The Adoration of Jenna Fox” by Mary E. Pearson » “Paper Towns” by John Green

Teen nonfiction

» “Naruto” by Masashi Kishimoto » “Fullmetal Alchemist” by Hiromu Arakawa » “Bleach” by Tite Kubo » “InuYasha” » “Fruits Basket” by Natsuki Takaya » “Ouran High School Host Club” by Bisco Hatori » “Yu-Gi-Oh!:” Duelist by Kazuki Takahashi » “Kitchen Princess” by Natsumi Ando » “Tsubasa” » “Hikaru no go” by Yumi Hotta




THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, FEB. 2 Literary - Libraries Introduction to eBooks Workshop, 2-3 p.m., Blue Ash Branch Library, 4911 Cooper 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. 369-6051; Blue Ash.

On Stage - Comedy Louis Katz, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $8, $4 college and military night. Ages 18 and up. 984-9288; 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; 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 friendly. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 800-0164. Montgomery.

FRIDAY, FEB. 3 Business Classes Introduction to Social Media for Business Professionals, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Cincinnati State Workforce Development Center, 10100 Reading Road, Introduction class focuses on keys to starting to use social media successfully. See website for descriptions of all 4 three-hour classes in series. Ages 21 and up. $69. Registration required. Presented by Institute for Social Media at Cincinnati State’s Workforce Development Center. 569-1643. Evendale.

Community Dance Richard Powers Dance Weekend, 7-10:30 p.m., The Center for the Arts - Wyoming, 322 Wyoming Ave., Through Feb. 5. Detailed schedule available online. Richard Powers teaching mid-19th century dances with some Ragtime on Sunday. Saturday evening, celebrate Flying Cloud’s 30 years with grand 1860s ball. Ages 18 and up. $85. Registration required. Presented by Flying Cloud Academy of Vintage Dance. 948-1900; Wyoming.

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. St. Vincent Ferrer PTO Spa-

ghetti Dinner, 5-8 p.m., St. Vincent Ferrer School, 7754 Montgomery Road, Dinner includes choice of pasta and sauce, salad, dessert, bread and non-alcoholic drink. Features homemade sauce competition. Panel of judges includes parish pastor, school principal, chef from Ferrari’s in Madeira and Bill Cunningham from 700 WLW. Basket raffles and Stuffed Meatball Raffle. Music by Ben Lapps. Dinner: $7.50, $6 children; $25 for family of four. Presented by St. Vincent Ferrer PTO. 791-6320. Sycamore Township.

Festivals International Family Night, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Glendale Elementary School, 930 Congress Ave., Gymnasium. Entertainment by Irish fiddler Justin Bonar-Bridges, the Bi-Okoto Drum and Dance Theatre and the Dance of India Show presented by the Cultural Centre of India. Activities and exhibits celebrating cultures of the world. Family friendly. Free. 864-1300. Glendale.

Blue Ash.

Education The Best of Transracial Adoption: The Long-Term and Inclusive Vision, 10 a.m.-noon, Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Rhonda M. Roorda, author, speaker, and transracial adoptee, speaks on the many layers of transracial adoption impacting children and families. Adults only. Child care available with advance notice. $25 couple, $15 single. Reservations required. Presented by Celebrate Adoption. 477-0999; Amberley Village.

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.


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

Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, 8-10 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Award-winning international films. "Salsa Tel Aviv" and "Seltzer Works" (short). Opening night: $26 admission or festival pass. Festival pass: $75. Single films: $10, $8 members. 722-7226; Amberley Village.

Music - Benefits

Home & Garden

An Enchanted Evening with Tim Janis, 7:30-10:30 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Nationally known recording artist and his group, along with selections by the Good Shepherd choir. Wine and cheese reception follows. Benefits Good Shepherd Honduras Project. $35. Advance tickets required. 4898815. Montgomery.

Chickens in Your Back Yard, 10 a.m.-noon, Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Road, Get basics on keeping chickens at urban or suburban homes. Topics: where to get chickens, how to shelter chickens, how to feed and water chickens and tips for success in raising chickens in your back yard. $15. 563-6663; Evendale.

On Stage - Comedy

Literary - Libraries

Louis Katz, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $12. Ages 18 and up. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Introduction to eBooks Workshop, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Blue Ash Branch Library, Free. 369-6051; Blue Ash.

Music - Acoustic

On Stage - Theater

Music - Acoustic

The Rape of the Belt, 8-11 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, 11165 Reading Road, Comedy. Heracles arrives at the home of the Amazons to steal the royal jewels and finds the ladies will not surrender it, nor will they fight to defend it. The Heroes are bewildered. Hera decides to intervene and turns the Amazon queen-dom upside down as the heretofore peaceful women prepare for war. Ages 18 and up. $12, $11 seniors and students. Presented by Tri-County Players. Through Feb. 11. 471-2030; Sharonville.

Them Bones, 7:30-10 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, Free. 2479933; Montgomery.

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

SATURDAY, FEB. 4 Dining Events Cafe Chabad, 8:30 p.m., Chabad Jewish Center, 3977 Hunt Road, Comedy Night. Includes menu featuring sushi, soup and salad bar. With Marty Pollio, physical comedian. Dinner and entertainment. Adults only. Reservations required, available online. 793-5200;

Music - Benefits Cincinnati Brass Band, 7 p.m., Deer Park High School, 8351 Plainfield Road, Auditorium. Winter Concert. Theme: "Cincinnati’s got Talent." Performances by McGing Irish Dancers, Cincinnati Circus Company, Lakota Chorale Choir, Nancy James, Cincinnati Children’s Lyric Choir, Michael Chertock, keyboardist, and others. Free refreshments. Benefits Freestore Foodbank. Family friendly. $12, $8 seniors and students. Presented by Cincinnati Brass Band. 729-1950; Deer Park.

SUNDAY, FEB. 5 Art & Craft Classes Celebrate the Birthday of the Trees with PJ Library, 10 a.m.-noon, Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Shake off winter blues and start thinking of spring. Crafts, snacks, story time and games. Tu B’shevat is Jewish festival that celebrates trees and all the fruit, shade and good things they give our world. For Ages 6 months-6 years. Free. Reservations recommended. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

Art Openings Art at Twin Lakes by Queen City Art Club, 2-4 p.m., Twin Lakes at Montgomery, 9840 Montgomery Road, Opening reception is free and refreshments will be served. Exhibit continues through March 3. Free. Presented by Queen City Art Club. 895-1383; Montgomery.

On Stage - Comedy Louis Katz, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $8, $4 bar and restaurant employee appreciation night. Ages 18 and up. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Comedy

On Stage - Theater

Louis Katz, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $12. Ages 21 and up. 984-9288; Montgomery.

The Rape of the Belt, 3-6 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, American Sign Language interpreted performance. $12, $11 seniors and students. 471-2030; Sharonville.

On Stage - Theater The Rape of the Belt, 8-11 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, $12, $11 seniors and students. 4712030; Sharonville.

Runs/Walks Go Red For Women Mall Walk, 9 a.m., Kenwood Towne Centre, 7875 Montgomery Road, Men, women and children walk mall in support of heart health. Sign in outside of Macy’s. Wear something red and receive gift from American Heart Association. Heart survivor casting call to be featured in Go Red For Women marketing materials 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Email for more information. Presented by American Heart Association. 842-8871. Kenwood.


Join the Wednesday night Historic Ballroom Dance Class with the Flying Cloud Academy of Vintage Dance from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, and through April 25 at the Center for the Arts, 322 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. Learn dances from the 19th and early 20th century. No partner or dance experience is needed. Wear soft-soled shoes. Membership is available for $30. Cost is $5, free for members. Registration is required. Call 733-3077, or visit PROVIDED

Pictured are Jolin Polasek as Anne Boleyn and Jim Hopkins as King Henry VIII in William Shakespeare's "Henry VIII: All is True." Performances are Jan. 13-Feb. 5 at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, 719 Race St. Tickets range from $14-$32 and are available online at or by calling the box office 381-2273. THANKS TO RICH SOFRANKO

Child Center Open House, 1-3 p.m., Maple Knoll Village, 11100 Springfield Pike, Information on program for ages 3-6 including half-day or full-day kindergarten program, staffed with professional Montessori certified teachers. Meet and talk with the staff and current parents. Free. 782-2498; community/childcenter. Springdale.

MONDAY, FEB. 6 Art Exhibits Art at Twin Lakes by Queen City Art Club, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Twin Lakes at Montgomery, 9840 Montgomery Road, Opening reception is free and refreshments will be served. Free. Presented by Queen City Art Club. Through March 2. 8951383; Montgomery.

Films Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, 7-9 p.m., Mayerson JCC, "Blood Relation" and "Tasnim" (short). Festival pass: $75. Single films: $10, $8 members. 7227226; Amberley Village.

TUESDAY, FEB. 7 Art Exhibits Art at Twin Lakes by Queen City Art Club, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Twin Lakes at Montgomery, Free. 895-1383; Montgomery.

Education A History of Cincinnati Parks: Past, Present and Future, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Twin Lakes at Montgomery, 9840 Montgo-

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. mery Road, Weekly through March 13. Lesson describes the story of the creation of the park system and efforts to conserve city’s natural resources for future generations. Family friendly. $20. Registration recommended. Presented by Cincinnati Parks. 247-1330; livingIsLearning.htm. Montgomery.

Films Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, 7-9 p.m., Mayerson JCC,http:// Festival pass: $75. Single films: $10, $8 members. 722-7226; filmfestival. Amberley Village.

Health / Wellness Meditation for Everyone, 7:15-8:30 p.m., Lawrence Edwards, PhD, BCN - Optimal Mind, 9380 Main St., Suite 4, Meditation instruction and ongoing practice support provided by Dr. Lawrence Edwards. Benefits Anam Cara Foundation. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Anam Cara Foundation. 439-9668; Montgomery.

Literary - Libraries Introduction to eBooks Workshop, 7-8 p.m., Sharonville Branch Library, 10980 Thornview Drive, 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. 369-6049; Sharonville.

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

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8 Art Exhibits Art at Twin Lakes by Queen City Art Club, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Twin Lakes at Montgomery, Free. 895-1383; Montgomery.

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. Through April 25. 7333077; Wyoming.

Films Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, 1-3 p.m., Mayerson JCC, "The Debt." Festival pass: $75. Single films: $10, $8 members. 722-7226; filmfestival. Amberley Village.

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

THURSDAY, FEB. 9 Art Exhibits Art at Twin Lakes by Queen City Art Club, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Twin Lakes at Montgomery, Free. 895-1383; Montgomery.

Films Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, 7-9 p.m., Mayerson JCC, "La Rafle." Festival pass: $75. Single films: $10, $8 members. 7227226; Amberley Village.

Lectures Life Before, During and After the Holocaust, 11 a.m.-noon, Twin Lakes at Montgomery, 9840 Montgomery Road, Weekly through Feb. 23. Discuss life before, during and after the Holocaust. Jewish refugee from Germany speaks about his experiences growing up in Nazi Germany, concentration camp survivor speaks about his experiences during the Holocaust and a member of the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education presents on “Lives After” the challenges and triumphs of the survivors of the Holocaust who rebuilt their lives in Cincinnati. Family friendly. $15. Reservations recommended. Presented by The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education. 2471330. Montgomery.



Pound cake and a fudge update

Sarah’s pound cake

I don’t know who Sarah is, only that she shared this recipe years ago. I cut it out of Gourmet magazine. It’s not a fancy cake and uses basic pantry

Equal amounts of blue cheese and cream cheese, mixed until smooth Extra blue cheese and cayenne pepper for garnish (optional, but good)

Rita adapts a pound cake recipe from Gourmet magazine. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

ingredients, is less expensive than traditional pound cake with butter. The oil lends a tender texture and moistness, as well. I’ve adapted the recipe only slightly. A good keeper with an addictive flavor. Try substituting 2 teaspoons almond extract for the vanilla. 2 cups sugar 1 cup oil, canola or corn 1 tablespoon vanilla 5 large eggs 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 350. Beat sugar, oil and vanilla until combined well. Add

eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition, and beat until thick and lemon colored. Whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together and add this alternately with the milk, mixing until combined after each addition. Pour into well sprayed or buttered and floured 10inch tube pan. Bake 1 hour or a bit longer, until toothpick inserted in halfway comes out clean. Let cook in pan on rack for 10 minutes, take a knife and loosen edges of cake around the sides of the pan, and turn out on rack. Glaze after cooling, if desired, with simple frosting made of 1 cup confec-

Stuff ribs and sprinkle with blue cheese and a teeny bit of ground cayenne.

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Celery contains vitamin C, calcium and potassium, which means it’s good for the heart. Celery helps prevent cancer and high blood pressure. The leaves have even more nutrients than the ribs, so leave them on!


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“The usual – dried black beans, carrots, onions, celery and spices,” he said. That’s where Greg got me. They have their spices blended specially for them in 50-pound quantities. They make 35 gallons of this vegetarian soup a week, and thicken it with cornstarch. You know this is one good bean soup. If you have a similar one, please share.

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During the winter, the “girls” (our hens) don’t lay every day. But the past few days they’ve gotten more ambitious and I wound up with enough extra eggs to make one of my favorRita ite, easy Heikenfeld pound RITA’S KITCHEN cakes. I think the reason for the egg bounty is that the days are getting longer and we’ve had a mild winter. Seems like Mother Nature is ahead of schedule, too. The wild yellow aconite in our little patch of woods is already peeking through the soil. (Check out my blog at, Cooking with Rita, for a photo of this vivid yellow, delicate-looking flower.) And the chives in the herb garden are pushing through the soil, too. The cilantro seeds I scattered in the herb garden last fall sprouted a few weeks ago and are ready to be harvested. I have a feeling, though, that Mother Nature might have more frigid weather up her sleeve!

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The gaslights are glowing, the orchestra tuning, and excitement sparkles through the early winter air in Wyoming. Beautiful ladies in elegant finery arrive eager to glide across glistening hardwood floors. Handsome gentlemen, sporting white gloves and tails carefully escort their fair maidens into the ballroom. The 30th Anniversary Ball of The Flying Cloud Academy of Vintage Dance is about to begin. A vision from the past, most certainly ... Now, rub your eyes, and fast forward 150 years. Plant yourself outside the Wyoming Fine Arts Center at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, and, for an evening, the vision will come alive. On that night, the Flying Cloud Academy of Vintage Dance will host the

Vintage Pearls Victorian Ball. Playing for the ball will be members of the Joyful Occasion, a group well known for their expertise in historic dance music. Refreshments will be served. Reservations are requested. Sound like an interesting proposition? Read on to learn more about this innovative group and how you can be involved.

Vintage dance begins in Cincinnati

The Flying Cloud Academy of Vintage Dance was founded 30 years ago. A University of Cincinnati adjunct professor, Richard Powers, shared his passion for historic social couples dancing from the 19th through the early 20th century with a group of interested dancers and the

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organization was born. Under his legacy, the original group remains dedicated to the preservation, performance, and teaching of historic ballroom dance and music. The group will host a special 30th anniversary workshop which will surround the ball with classes on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Feb 3 – 5.

Shall we dance?

The Flying Cloud Academy is eager to recruit new members and offers classes suitable for both beginner and intermediate levels every Wednesday from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. from September through May. Dance classes are conducted seasonally around a theme and culminate with an evening ball. In the past, ball themes have included such things as ragtime, women’s suffragette era, the jazz era, and even the Titanic. Period dress is always encouraged at the balls. It adds an authentic feel to the evening. Even if you haven’t attended preparation classes the group welcomes you to attend this ball. If you would like more information about the Vintage Pearls Victorian Ball, the Flying Cloud Academy of Vintage Dance, or a class schedule, stop by the Wyoming Fine Arts Center or call Tamara Anderson at 513-733-3077. You may also visit the group’s web site at

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Annabelle M. Koehler Anna M. (nee Roth) Koehler, 95, of Glendale died Jan. 18. Survived by children Leslie W. (Marilyn) Jr., Dennis M. (Jill) and Clifford A. (Diane); nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Leslie Koehler; son, Richard L. Koehler; and brother, Wilbert Roth. Services were Jan. 24 at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, Glendale. Memorials to: Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati, 1802 W. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45239; City Gospel Mission, 1419 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202; Mercy Franciscan Terrace, 100 Compton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45215; or the charity of the donor’s choice.

High schools partner with SVDP A group of local Catholic high schools are living the 2012 Catholic Schools Week theme of Faith. Academics. Service. by partnering with St. Vincent de Paul-Cincinnati to collect gently used furniture, personal care products, household items and clothing for St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores and Donation Centers. The second annual Catholic Schools Week Donation Drive takes place through Friday, Feb. 3. Participating high schools include Elder, McAuley, Moeller, Mother of Mercy, Mount Notre Dame, Ursuline Academy, Seton and St. Xavier. Alumni from local high schools and other residents who want to get involved and donate can visit an area St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store and Donation Center or call 513-421-CARE to schedule a free pick-up. There are thrift store and donation center locations across Cincinnati including Colerain, Este Avenue, Evendale, Mason, Milford, Mount Washington and in Western Hills near Glenway Crossing. For hours and directions, visit

Christ Church Cathedral

Music Live at Lunch, Christ Church Cathedral’s weekly concert series, continues in February. 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. February’s schedule is: Walnut Hills High School Choir, Lsa Peters, director on Feb. 7 in the nave; Lani Stait, soprano; Patrick Smith, guitar: Love songs of John Dowland Feb. 14; Rodney Stucky, lute and baroque guitar; Karl Wohlwend, baroque guitar, Feb. 21; Janice Trytten, native flutes Feb. 28. Dr. John Deaver, director of music and organist at Trinity Episcopal Church in Covington, Kentucky, will give an organ recital on at 5 p.m, Sunday, Feb. 19, at Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. Fourth St. (Fourth & Sycamore), downtown Cincinnati. The free concert is part of a series on third Sundays October through May, which are cosponsored by the Cincinnati chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Founder of Trinity’s Midday Musical Menu luncheon concert series, Deaver holds de-

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Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Family Lego night is 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 10. Bring Legos and a dessert to share. Prizes will be given to all. Children’s weekday program is Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Call the church for details. Men’s Open Basketball plays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday nights. This is a casual group that plays with those who come and gets a good workout. Reading Group will discuss ‘The Invisible Wall” by Harry Bernstein at 10 a.m. on Feb. 6, 13 and 27. Call the church for details. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242 (791-3142 and

The church is offering a sevenweek 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 for more information. The church is at 11251 Montgomery Road; 489-0892;; aftertheboxes.

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.

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FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH 8580 Cheviot Rd., Colerain Twp 741-7017 Gary Jackson, Senior Pastor 9:30am Sunday School (all ages) 10:30am Sunday Morning Service 6:30pm Sunday Evening Service Wedn. Service/Awana 7:00pm RUI Addiction Recovery (Fri.) 7:00pm


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EPISCOPAL Christ Church Glendale Episcopal Church 965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 The Reverend Roger L Foote 8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-12

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

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8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 "Freedom: Forgiveness, The Only Solution" Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

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Worship & Sunday School 10:30 a.m, Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Sundays

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UNITED METHODIST Christ, the Prince of Peace United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513) 385-7883 Rev. Mark Reuter Sunday School 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available “Small enough to know you, Big enough to care”


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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


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

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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



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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 to 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.


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

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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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UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST FLEMING ROAD United Church of Christ 691 Fleming Rd 522-2780 Rev Pat McKinney

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Phillip R. Gadd, 63, died Dec. 22. Survived by Janet Gadd; children Melissa Roe, Michael Gadd, Amanda (Jason) Fogle; grandchildren Drew, Brett, Mitch, Hunter Gadd, Brandon, Lauren Fogle; sisters Martha Chaney, Bonnie (Mike) Williams, Judy Manning, Betty Osborne; several nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. Services were Jan. 18 at the Princeton Pike Church of God. Memorials to the American Cancer Society.


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POLICE REPORTS EVENDALE Arrests/citations Carl Campbell, 21, 3074 Kemper Road, obstructing official business, possession of drugs at 1 Landy Lane, Jan. 11.

Incidents/investigations Deception to obtain a dangerous drug Reported at 2801 Cunningham Drive, Jan. 10. Theft Truck battery valued at $300 removed at 10685 Medallion Drive, Jan. 11.


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Shaun Linson, 26, 31 Oakwood Court, Cincinnati, operating a motor vehicle while under suspension and warrant from Fairfield Municipal Court; Jan. 12. Christopher Shelton, 41, 1020 W. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, traffic warrant from North College Hill Mayor's Court; Jan. 15. Isaac Perry, 34, 6230 Chanwood, Cincinnati, warrant for failing to pay fines and costs owed to Mayor' s Court; Jan. 17.

Incidents/investigations Property damage 100 block of West Fountain, concrete decoration struck by vehicle, unknown value on property that was damaged, operator of vehicle will make restitution to property owner; Jan. 12. Theft 100 block of Clarke Court; pair of boots valued at two hundred dollars taken from residence; suspects have been identified; investigation ongoing; Jan. 17. 100 block of Annadale Lane; two iPods valued at approximately $300 taken from residence; investigation ongoing; Jan. 17.

SHARONVILLE Arrests/citations Donald Gazaway, 25, 5719 Lantana Ave., possession at


Travel Inn, Jan. 6. James Beran, 41, 15811 Rottblury Lane, operating vehicle impaired at Spinner at Cornell, Jan. 7. Michael Davis, 42, 1618 Section Road, drug abuse at I75 and U.S. 42, Jan. 8. Gregory Barnes, 32, 1415 Main St., possession at Princeton High School, Jan. 4. Geno Adams, 26, 2036 Grove Ave., drug abuse at Sharon Road, Jan. 15. Sentel Brooks, 32, 1190 Ridge Brook Circle, theft, criminal tools at 12164 U.S. 42, Jan. 15. Peter Brooks, 42, 230 Harriet Street, complicity at Lebanon Road, Jan. 15. William Martin, 19, 2212 Fulton Ave., possession at Chester Road, Jan. 10. Chandler Pryker, 26, 8530 Wuest Road, possession at Motel 6, Jan. 10. Gregory Kalejs, 34, 2718 Morningbridge Drive, theft at 2000 Main Street, Jan. 10. Esteban Ramos, 32, 44 E. Mitchell Ave., operating vehicle impaired at I75 and U.S. 42, Jan. 10.

Incidents/investigations Assault Reported at 4020 Hauck Road, Jan. 7. Reported at 11775 Lebanon Road, Jan. 6. Reported at 11080 Chester Road, Jan. 11. Breaking and entering Copper pipes removed at 3787 Marker Drive, Jan. 6. Burglary Residence entered and jewelry valued at $1,336 removed at 11323 Lebanon Road, Jan. 7. Residence entered and Blue Ray player and currency valued at $2,100 removed at 181 Williamsburg, Jan. 12. Criminal damaging Mailbox damaged at 8163 McCauley Court, Jan. 4. Robbery $1,432.49 taken after threatening victim at 11974 Lebanon Road, Jan. 7. Robbery, burglary Victim threatened and credit cards and driver's license removed at 111 Williamsburg Lane, Jan. 11. Theft

Laptop valued at $1,600 removed at I75, Jan. 8. Wallet and contents valued at $20 removed at 12144 Lebanon Road, Jan. 8. Cell phone valued at $400 at 11320 Chester Road, Jan. 7. Medication of unknown value removed at 4009 Sharon Park Lane, Jan. 9. Mobile phone valued at $400 removed at 11355 Chester Road, Jan. 14. Rear license plate removed at 11636 Chesterdale, Jan. 13. Catalytic converter of unknown value removed at 3574 E. Kemper, Jan. 10. Gas of unknown value removed at 11790 Lebanon Road, Jan. 10. Filter valued at $3,500 removed at 3574 E. Kemper, Jan. 10. IPOD touch valued at $200 removed at 2265 E. Sharon Road, Jan. 1. Merchandise valued at $750 removed at 11956 U.S. 92, Jan. 10. Theft, criminal damaging Catalytic converters valued at $2,000 removed at 11860 Mosteller Road, Jan. 9. Theft, forgery Checks and currency valued at $6, 049 removed at 1410 Mallard Cove Drive, Jan. 4. Vandalism Reported at 2241 Crowne Pointe, Jan. 11.

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. This information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Evendale, Chief Niel Korte, 563-2249. » Glendale, Chief Dave Warman, 771-7645 or 771-7882. » Sharonville, Chief Mike Schappa, 563-1147. » Springdale, Chief Mike Mathis, 346-5790. » Wyoming, Chief Gary J. Baldauf, 821-0141. Chase, theft, possession of criminal tools, drug abuse at 300 Kemper Road, Jan. 14. Juvenile Male, 17, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, Jan. 13. Miraiah Shells, 18, 1130 Ludlow Ave., theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, Jan. 13. Maurice Malone, 20, 654 Jackson St., drug abuse, Jan. 12.


SPRINGDALE Arrests/citations Pedro Cortes, 31, no address given, forgery, Jan. 9. James Gooding, 29, 55 Edge Brooke, drug abuse, possessing drug abuse instruments at 11700 Princeton Pike, Jan. 6. Kyle Thompson, 22, 508 Elberon, misuse of credit card at 12105 Lawnview Ave., Jan. 6. Terrance Crews, 18, 11445 Fiesta Court, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, Jan. 5. Nathan Gamble, 17, 2807 Town Terrace, complicity at 11700 Princeton Pike, Jan. 5. Edward Ruff, 50, 636 Oak Ave., theft at 493 Kemper Road E, Jan. 5. Lester McDonald, 19, 65 Hurm St., drug abuse at 200 TriCounty Parkway, Jan. 4. Jerry Fee, 45, 3677 Brandy

Aggravated robbery Victim threatened and $353 removed at 490 Sharon W., Jan. 7. Criminal damaging Reported at 400 Glensprings, Jan. 14. Domestic Female reported at Kemper Road W., Jan. 8. Male reported at Lake Circle Drive, Jan. 8. Female reported at Greencastle Drive, Jan. 7. Reported at Bancroft, Jan. 14. Forgery Reported at 44 Red Maple Way, Jan. 5. Robbery Victim threatened and attempt made to removed currency at 11560 Princeton Pike, Jan. 6. Reported at 637 Northland Blvd., Jan. 14.



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Norman and Betty Haubner of White Oak will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Feb. 8th. A Mass of thanksgiv ing will be said at St. James Church. Mr. Haubner served overseas for 30 months during World War II. He retired from Haubner Builders in 1986. His sons, third generation, continue the business. Mr. and Mrs. Haubner have six children - Jane Stehlen, Jim Haubner, Carol Hinrichs, Nancy Condra, Roy Haubner and Patti Shepard. They have 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The family will come together to celebrate this special occasion and to honor this blessed couple.


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