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The South has graciously blessed us with another of its natives, and we are the better for it. Russell Winters thinks this is an amazing city, offering cultural events, great restaurants and a rich German heritage. SEE LIFE, B1

Golden pair

As part of the commemoration of the school’s golden anniversary, two legendary leaders of Moeller High School have been named honorary chairs: former head football coach Gerry Faust and guidance department chair Brother Robert Flaherty. SEE SCHOOLS, A5

Pennedup talent

Springdale Elementary fifth-grader Michael Cripe recently led readers on a voyage to a twodimensional virtual world, where brothers Jim and Jake battled growling dogs and rattlesnakes, armed only with a pencil and eraser. SEE STORY, A3

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Sprankles wins Pope Award By Kelly McBride Reddy

The 2010 recipient of the Merlin G. Pope Jr. Diversity Leadership Award has lived his life embracing the differences of individuals that make up a community. W i l l i a m Sprankles values those differences, and as principal of Princeton High School, he has helped empower students and Sprankles staff to make changes and see the importance of being an individual. Those thoughts were among many expressed in nomination letters that led to Sprankles being named the winner of the annual award. Though he just turned 30, the Colerain Township resident has left a Viking-sized mark on the school. The award is given to leaders who have included John Pepper, former P&G chairman, and Kathryn Merchant, CEO of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation. Sprankles has held his position as principal for just a year and a half, and worked as an assistant principal for two years prior, as well as an English teacher before that. He brought a lifetime of diverse experiences to his job leading the diverse high school, as well as a drive to initiate change with students’ well-being always in mind. Sprankles grew up in Mount Healthy, lived in Hawaii and attended college on a soccer scholarship

Criteria for the Merlin G. Pope Jr. Diversity Leadership Award

• Has been actively involved in diversity efforts within their organization and/or the community; • Has proactively mentored individuals from diverse backgrounds; • Has demonstrated commitment to diversity especially in the face of resistance; • Holds others accountable for diversity efforts and results; and • Through consistent diversity leadership, has made a difference.



The face of diversity has the expression of an individual


William Sprankles, who won the 2010 Merlin G. Pope Jr. Diversity Leadership Award, wears his Princeton pride on his sleeve. spending a term in Barbados. He was invited to join a predominately black fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha, while a student at Northern Kentucky University. He taught English at Withrow High School and lead the school’s newspaper. It was there that he revitalized the school’s soccer team, integrating players who spoke different languages and played various styles of the game. Later, when he came to Princeton as assistant principal, he supported several players while they finished school, then helped them with the paperwork needed for them to be accepted into college. He has participated in seminars with the Undoing Racism Institute, “which furthered his understanding of the racism he experienced while living in Hawaii,” Dean of Student and Family Services Marni Durham said in her nomination letter. At 30, he could almost pass for one of the students, one who appears to relate to them rather than lead them. But he does both, and has earned the respect of students and staff alike.

Merlin G. Pope Jr.

Merlin Pope was a Yale-educated sociologist, who coined the term diversity in 1977 to describe the changing demographics of the U.S. workforce. Pope, through his company Pope & Associates, Inc., trained hundreds of thousands of participants and worked with more than half of the Fortune 500 companies. The Diversity Leadership Award was established in his memory by Patricia Pope, his wife and co-founder of Pope & Associates.

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“To be that powerful at such a young age is amazing,” Durham said. “He’s about half the age of anyone who’s ever won. “The important thing about him is that he makes other people aware of diversity, but makes you feel it is your responsibility to embrace diversity.” A Sharonville businessman who developed a partnership with Princeton has spent time with the high school leader. Randy Wilhelm, chairman of NetTrekker, an educational software firm, visits hundreds of schools each year, and meets as many educational leaders. “What I saw in William is that he is clearly one of our nation’s most outstanding school leaders,” Wilhelm said. “It’s a gift you can’t learn. “He’s able to interact with anybody and be understood,” Wilhelm said. “That’s a rare thing.” Sprankles said he was surprised and humbled when he learned he had won. It wasn’t the award that humbled him. It was the nomination letters,

About Princeton High School

Princeton has 200 staff members and 1,500 students enrolled in the current school year. Half qualify for and receive free and reduced lunch. The student body is made up of 63 percent African-American; 30 percent Caucasian; 20 percent with identified special needs; and an increasing number who speak English as a second language.


To read excerpts from some of the nomination letters, see page A2 and the realization of how he has impacted others. “Had I not won the award, it doesn’t make a difference day to day,” Sprankles said. “Reading the (nomination) letters was the most humbling and inspirational part,” he said. “It makes you want to give back. “I don’t ever want to let these people down.” Though diversity is often viewed as a group concept, Sprankles sees the individual. “It’s about advocating for all the groups in your position as an educator,” he said. “You have to embrace everyone, whether they’re in the major minority or even the sole person standing alone. “That kid needs a voice.” He sees the effort, however, as a group concept. “The people that surround me have such an influence on me,” Sprankles said. “I trust that they are the foot soldiers of what that award is for. “The driving force behind decisions being made is staying connected to the kids here,” he said. “How can you not advocate for them? “You have to embrace and respect everyone’s walk of life,” Sprankles said. “What you fight for every day is making its way into someone else’s core belief system,” he said. “If I can have an impact on that core belief system, then everything begins to change.”

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Excerpts from letters nominating Princeton High School Principal William Sprankles for the Merlin G. Pope Jr. Diversity Award

Elgin Card, Jaclyn Cruse, Craig Gdovin and Eric Martin, Princeton

“What are you doing to advocate for our kids today?” Sprankles asks on the white board in his office.

Vikki Hoppe, Princeton secretary and Sharonville City councilwoman “In a school that has 15 different languages, several different nationalities and the colors of the rainbow in its student body, a strong and caring person needs to be at the helm. “He takes the time to listen to students and their stories. He truly cares for all students at PHS and wants them to go forward with their education, regardless of the background from which they hail. “William Sprankles does not know the word ‘cannot.’ He truly believes all of his students at PHS will succeed and become productive citizens when they leave his building. He instills this belief in his students.”

administrators “William leads the high school through constantly raising the bar, supporting high expectations of all children and those who get to teach them. “He promotes, plans and implements both in-house professional development as well as he brings in outsiders. “William is constantly looking for research and researched techniques to better serve all of our kids and their diverse needs.”

Randy Wilhelm, CEO of NetTrekker “I see a man committed to celebrating and supporting diversity with students, educators and the community at large. “I meet hundreds of school leaders each year, and without a doubt, William Sprankles is one of the best school leaders countrywide. “He is making a difference in the almost 1,800 student and faculty lives at Princeton High


School by demonstrating how their diversity is one of their greatest strengths.”

JoAnne Wiseman, secretary to Principal William Sprankles “William has always made the students his main priority in every decision or change that he has implemented for our school. “He brings that personal touch and show of interest to each child.” Dennis Simpson, chairman of the technology education department “His efforts have assisted our staff in recognizing the diversity of challenges our students face, without allowing these challenges as an excuse for failure.” Jim O’Connor, chairman of the social studies department “William Sprankles has faced many challenges along the way, including organizational inertia, teacher trepidation and student uncertainty as he shook up the status quo of ‘business as usual.’ “An initiative that faced resistance was the proposed elimination of general level courses for students. For many years, Princeton High School students have had three options:

honors (predominately Caucasian), college prep (integrated) and general level (mostly AfricanAmerican). “He has ingrained high expectations for all honors and college prep students at Princeton. All of these students are expected to learn the knowledge and skills to make them successful students. “What about the general level students? They will no longer exist at Princeton High School. William Sprankles fought the good fight as he took on organizational resistance and the “business as usual” mentality and had the general level track of courses eliminated.”

Corina Sprankles, William Sprankles’ wife “As a young high school student, William took part in a home relief and church building program through his church. Reaching to assist a broken community in a depressed area of Mexico was an early mission that allowed him to see the importance of combating poverty with family and local community.” Gary Pack, Princeton superintendent “Mr. Sprankles is an excellent example of someone who does not

Wyoming group feeds community with fundraiser Community Press Staff Report Wyoming Youth Services Bureau will feature flour and flower at its annual

community pancake breakfast and pansy sale. The event, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 20, takes place at the

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pancakes. Kids can meet cast members of the Junior Woman’s Club of Wyoming’s production of “The Wizard of Oz.”

Shanice Wilkinson, Princeton High School student “He has helped me realize that I come from a background that’s different than most. I have a story that’s different from most. That I am different than most. No one is like me. I have my own differences and I am special.” Alexandra Sutton, Princeton High School student “He has become an invaluable mentor, and truly pushed me to better myself. He was able to bring me out of my comfort zone and made me aware of talents I was unaware I had. “Part of what makes Mr. Sprankles such an impressive mentor is his ability to adapt to the student he is working with, and at a high school filled with such diversity, this ability is what sets him apart.”


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News Virtual storyline brings reallife prize for fifth-grade author By Kelly McBride Reddy

Springdale Elementary fifth-grader Michael Cripe recently led readers on a voyage to a two-dimensional virtual world, where brothers Jim and Jake battled growling dogs and rattlesnakes, armed only with a pencil and eraser. It was his short-story essay for a contest that earned him a real-world prize. The Springdale boy won first prize of $10 and a certificate in the Sharonville Federation of Women’s Clubs’ Creative Arts Program contest. The story, about two brothers who found themselves in Mystery Mansion, was based on a video game, Michael said of his inspiration. “I was playing a video game and thought, ‘what if they go into the 2-D world?’” Michael said of the story, titled “The 2-D House.” The characters were versions of himself and his brother Joey, a third-grader at Springdale Elementary. “I could tell it was Michael’s essay when I read it,” said his teacher, Maggie Leutzinger. “When he writes, you can hear his voice.” She worked with Michael to develop the story, lending him a massive thesaurus to stimulate his imagination for the essay he wrote on his own time. “I like writing about aliens and made-up stuff,” Michael said. “But it’s easier if I base

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my characters on people in my real life.” He has written stories before, but was surprised when he won first prize, which he has placed in his savings account. Leutzinger said she helped guide Michael with his descriptive writing, but “he didn’t need a lot of editing.” “He always wants to learn more,” she said. Michael agreed: “I like to do my own thing.”


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Michael Cripe reads his short story, which won the Sharonville Federation of Women’s Clubs’ contest.

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Residents and drivers in Sycamore Township will soon see “no parking” signs on McCauly Road. The board of trustees approved legislation to

restrict parking on both sides of McCauly Road from the Fields Ertel Road intersection to 300 feet south on McCauly. Road superintendent Tracy Kellums said the parked cars are an obstruction especially because

McCauly is used as a cutthrough street to get to Fields Ertel Road. “It’s for the safety of the people who live in the neighborhood,” Kellums said of restricting parking. No date was set for when the signs would be installed

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heavy clay soil, according to an e-mail message sent to residents. The Earth Machine compost bin costs $35. Typically, the message said, the bin retails for $100. The 33-inch-by-33-inch bin has an 80-gallon capac-

ity. Bins are available for sale May 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at two locations: • Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, 3520 Central Parkway; and • Princeton High School, 11080 Chester Road.

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5K race brings Princeton a step closer in fundraiser By Kelly McBride Reddy

It’s a race for the top spot in the nation. Princeton High School is vying for first in Pasta for Pennies, the Leukemia &

Lymphoma Society fundraising campaign that included a recent 5K race in Glendale. The March 7 race brought 190 runners and walkers, despite frigid temperatures, to the course

through picturesque Glendale. In years past, Princeton has traded the No. 1 spot in the nation with Orange High School in California. This year, the goal is $42,010, and the school




The final walkers near the finish line with Glendale police escorts, 75 minutes after the start of the 5K race. has until April 15 for the final tally. The race brought $3,100 for the national fundraising program. The Olive Garden sponsors Pasta for Pennies, in partnership with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. More than 2 million students participate nationwide in the program that raises money to fight bloodrelated cancers. The money is used for life-saving initiatives and critical services to patients and their families. The Princeton race was




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won by Izak Velesquez of Oak Hills, who ran the 3.2 miles in 16:37:47. Princeton rounded out the top four spots: Sam Heaton, a junior, 16:58.17; Jacob Rutz, a senior, 17:38.43, and Eugene Rutz, a Princeton dad, 17:53.44. “Every year we get to bring together people from all parts of the PHS community – current and former students, current and former faculty, parents and friends of the students – with runners who have almost no connection with PHS and


Sam Heaton, a junior at Princeton High School, came in second in the 5K race, with a time of 16:58.17. our campaign,” said Lonnie Dusch, a Princeton High School teacher who helped coordinate the race. “At the end of the race,” he said, “I have an awesome sense of joy at what our students, staff, and community have accomplished in raising over $30,000 every year to help fight blood cancers.”

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Sharonville officials continue to work with Hamilton County to iron out an agreement that would provide funds for the city’s Convention Center expansion. City Council unanimously approved at its March 9 meeting two ordinances related to the project. One of the ordinances included approval of the form of a cooperative agreement among Hamilton County, the Convention Facilities Authority and the city of Sharonville concerning payment and the use of the county’s annual contributions. The other legislation designated the area as a recovery zone as defined by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. That legislation was required to qualify for funds from the tax act of 2009. According to the ordinance, “the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009 provides federal income tax incentives for obligations issued to finance expenditures for purposes of promoting development or other economic activity in a recovery zone.” Through the vote, council confirmed the designation so the city could accept the allocation from Hamilton County, allowing the Sharonville to issue recovery zone economic development bonds up to more than $15 million for the convention center project. Also during the meeting, Princeton Superintendent

Gary Pack explained the school district’s plan for a bond levy that would pay for two new schools and operating costs. Pack showed city council members sketches of the proposed campus, which includes a middle school and high school. The $120 million plan is $22 million less expensive than a proposal that was narrowly defeated at the polls in 2008. “We have worked to reframe what we’re asking for,” Pack said, referring to the reduced cost and scaleddown square footage. “We know this will complete the construction project in Princeton for a long time,” he said of the district’s 10 schools. Seven schools have been rebuilt and one renovated in the past several years. Pack said that although the district has not asked voters to pass an operating levy for several years, the district needs to ask for support now. “It’s one question with two parts,” Pack said. “The 3.5 mills to build the new schools and 1.49 mills for the epermanent improvement levy. “We need to cut $6 million total,” he said of the district’s budget. “We are cutting $3 million and are asking voters to support the other $3 million.” The permanent improvement levy would bring that $3 million. Princeton recently outlined a plan to cut the first $3 million. It included a freeze on spending and hiring, as well as not replacing employees who are retiring.


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Valentine butterflies Evendale Elementary kindergartners painted symmetrical butterfly Valentines using a tint, which is the color white plus another color such as pink, lavender, peach, sky blue, lemon yellow and mint green.


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Former Moeller head football coach Gerry Faust and guidance department chair Brother Robert Flaherty have been named honorary chairs of Moeller High School’s 50th anniversary celebration.

Moeller names Faust, Flaherty honorary anniversary chairs This year will mark the beginning of Moeller High School’s 50th anniversary. As part of the commemoration of the school’s golden anniversary, two legendary leaders of Moeller have been named honorary chairs: former head football coach Gerry Faust and guidance department chair Brother Robert Flaherty. Faust was one of eight faculty members when Moeller first opened its doors to 196 freshmen in the fall of 1960 and will always be synonymous with Moeller football. He coached 18 years (19631980) producing a record of 17417-2. He had seven unbeaten seasons, four mythical national titles and five state titles in his last six seasons before he accepted the head football position at Notre Dame University. Faust was also a teacher, an athletic director and a motivating force who continues to inspire countless youth and adults with his faith and passion for excellence, principal Blane Collison said. “Gerry Faust is a Moeller icon, and his leadership has continued throughout the years,” Collison said. Flaherty will be celebrating his 50th anniversary as a Marianist this year and his 47th year as a leader within Moeller. He first came to the school in the fall of 1963 to teach religion, history and serve as the moderator for the Sodality, a co-curricular group that focused on religious and spiritual activities within the school. He then chaired Moeller’s social studies department and later became chair of the guidance department, a position he still holds.

During his tenure at Moeller, Flaherty has held numerous advisory and supervisory positions. As a spiritual leader, Flaherty has served as the school’s football, lacrosse and wrestling chaplain. For 35 years he served as the moderator of the Student Government Program and he has served as the moderator of the National Honor Society since 1999. “Few would realize how many ‘hats’ Brother Flaherty has worn over the years, and he has always worn them with great honor and integrity,” Collison said. Moeller will soon launch a new Web site celebrating the school and its 50th anniversary,, where the Moeller community can check for more information about the anniversary celebration, its events, the school’s history and more. For example, one of the upcoming anniversary activities is a monthly alumni speaker series held at the Montgomery Inn. Several notable alumni will be featured, including Lt. Col. Dave Thole, Purple Heart recipient, on Friday, March 26, and Adam Molina, global head of business development of the 1798 Global Partners of New York City, on Friday, April 23. The series will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $25 and includes lunch. Reservations can be made by sending a check to: Moeller High School, Attn. Debbie Geiger, Advancement Director, 9001 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45242. They can also be made by calling 791-1680, ext. 1320, sending an e-mail to Geiger at, or by visiting (click “Alumni,” then “Upcoming Events”).

Mount Notre Dame, in conjunction with Healthy Visions, will host two speakers to educate parents and their teens and pre-teens on how to effectively and safely use social media, cell phones and the Internet 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, March 22, at the school at 711 E. Columbia Ave. in Reading. National teen speaker Lucas Cole will begin the presentation by helping teens, pre-teens and their parents overcome the “digital divide.” He will be joined by Warren County Prosecutor Rachel Hutzel who specializes in cyber harassment, bullying, pornography and sexting. Together, Hutzel and Cole will tap into their daily involvement in these issues to address the topic of what parents can do to keep their teens safe, connected and happy.

During this informative presentation, attendees will learn how to think before they click, discover texting rules to live by and realize what the legal consequences can be with the misuse of this technology. “We are inundated with messages about cyber safety, social media and parental involvement with teens,” Healthy Visions executive director Carole Adlard said. “Parents need to understand that this phenomenon is bigger than just restricting your teens. This presentation is ‘parenting teens and social networking 101.’” MND Principal Maureen Baldock felt that arming parents and teens with this type of knowledge is crucial in keeping the youth safe. The team from Healthy Visions will also be presenting to the MND student body earlier that day, but

Baldock said that she realizes the importance of getting this information to a younger audience and their parents. “Technology is wonderful and Mount Notre Dame embraces the use of all the tools it provides,” she said. “However, it can pose threats and is sometimes used in very inappropriate and even illegal ways. MND wants to help create a dialogue between parents and children about the nature of these threats and how to avoid them. We also recognize that younger and younger audiences are exposed to these threats and wanted to open up this presentation to the larger community.” The event is free. To RSVP or for more information, contact M.J. Eling at or 821-3044, ext. 101.

Learning about animals

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SCHOOLS NOTES ‘Twinderella’

Seventh grade students at St. Gabriel Consolidated School will perform “Twinderella” at 7 p.m. Friday, March 18, and Saturday, March 19 at Glendale Elementary School, 930 Congress Ave. The production is a comedy about Cinderella’s long lost twin brother Bob. Admission is $1 or a canned good item. For more information, call St. Gabriel at 771-5220.

Fun Fest

Evendale Elementary’s annual fun fest carnival will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at the school. The grand prize to be raffled off will be a 17-inch laptop computer. Game tickets will be sold at Fun Fest at

three for $1 or 20 for $5. Food and drinks will also be sold. The PTA is still in need of parents to volunteer to work. They are also in need of cakes or other baked goods for the cake walk. For questions, to volunteer or to get advanced raffle tickets, contact Cynthia Caracci at 769-1033 or

Symphony concert

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will hold a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, in Princeton High School’s Matthews Auditorium. The CSO selected Princeton to partner with in a series of educational concerts and clinics. Paavo Jarvi will be conducting. Tickets are $10 for students, $20 for adults or $40 for a family four pack (two

adults, two students). Proceeds benefit the Princeton Music Boosters Tickets are available at or by calling Trista Emmons at 864-2061.

New members

Twenty-two students have been named to the Princeton High School’s chapter of the National Honor Society. They are: Jemel Agayeva, Olivia Alsip, Aleksander Beard, Brooke Bingham, Kiah Clingman, Katherine Cooper, Gregory Hammons, Allyson Horine, Jennifer Irwin, Tatehona Kelly, Bria Kramer, Emma Littmann, Abigail Maine, Shaan Mehta, Irene Musgrove, James Owens, Andrea Perrin, Daniel Roper, Leah Schwartz, Alyssa Stahlgren, Evan Starkweather and Emily Weber.



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Wyoming club ranked

The Wyoming Golf Club, founded in 1897, (second oldest club in Cincinnati) was recently ranked the 12th Best Nine Hole Golf Course in America by Golf World Magazine, in the Feb. 8 edition, by Ron Whitten, a senior editor for the magazine. The criteria he used for his choices were nine-hole courses he had played in the past 30 years that he still remembered even after having played it many years ago. He remembered it as a fun course built on a good piece of rolling topography (a good piece of property in an otherwise hilly Cincinnati). It has a great country club feel and is the kind of course you don’t mind playing over and over again. There are enough bunkers and a creek to add strategy but not overwhelm golfers; beauty in a nice residential setting; and enough fun that you don’t feel it needs another nine holes to make it a good golfing experience. The course is maintained beautifully with bent grass fairways and smooth, fast greens. It has not changed much over the years, and that is what he likes about nine hole courses – they are “timeless”. The National Golf Foundations says there are approximately 4,600 nine hole courses in America.

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Men’s golf league

The City of Springdale, Parks and Recreation is now taking registrations for its Men’s Summer Golf League. Teams from last year receive first priority into the league. The league will run 18 weeks; Wednesday, April 15 through Wednesday, Aug. 11, weather permitting. Tee times will begin at 5:31 p.m. The league will use a match play format to speed up play. The league can take up to 14 teams in the league. All league participants must have a current Community Center Membership at the time of registration. Memberships are available now and are available at the Community Center starting as low as $20 (dependent on type purchased).

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Viking boys continue to conquer

Girls bow out in regional semifinals By Tony Meale

For the third consecutive year, the Princeton High School boys’ basketball team has advanced to the Division I regional tournament. The Vikings are the only team in Region 4 to have that distinction. “We have terrific athletes and very coachable kids,” Princeton head coach Josh

Co-ed softball

The 2010 Springdale Parks and Recreation Co-Ed Softball League is scheduled to begin on April 20. Teams will play a Tuesday night eight game schedule and a single elimination tournament will be played at the end of the season. Registration deadline is April 6. League fee is $150 for resident teams (at least 12 Community Center members) and Springdale business teams (at least 12 employees of a specific business located in Springdale) and $250 for nonresident teams (11 or less Community Center members). A non-refundable deposit of 50 percent of the league fee is due at the time of registration. Register at the Springdale Community Center, 11999 Lawnview Avenue. All players must be age 16 or over. Contact Springdale Parks and Recreation at 346-3910.



Princeton’s Jordan Sibert dunks the ball against Fairmont March 13.

Andrews said. “We’ve got people who have really supported the basketball program, and that provides a platform for us to be successful.” Princeton advanced to the Sweet 16 after beating Fairmont 59-44 in the district final at UD Arena March 13. Jordan Sibert scored a game-high 26 points to lead the Vikings, which led just 21-20 at halftime but erupted for 27 points in the third quarter. Senior forward Darrien Wilkins added 13 points, while senior guard Greg Williams had 11. Sibert has scored at least 21 points in each round of the tournament and appears fully recovered from a leg injury that sidelined him from April until September. Through the first 15 games of the season, he averaged 16.7 points; over his last eight games, he is averaging 22.9. “Jordan is back to himself,” Andrews said. Princeton has reeled off 11 straight wins since dropping three in a row in January. “(Our run) has a lot to do with the difficult schedule we played during the first half of the season and with a lot of new faces adapting to a newer style,” Andrews said. The Vikings have yet to be seriously challenged in the postseason. Seeded No. 2, Princeton opened with a 66-40 win over No. 27 Western Hills March 2, and followed with a 65-44 win over No. 15 Milford. Sibert scored 23 points in 25 minutes of work against West High, shooting 9-of15 overall and a perfect 8of-8 inside the three-point line. He followed with 21 points in 24 minutes against Milford.


The Princeton High School basketball team holds up its district trophy after beating Fairmont 59-44 March 13. Princeton has played at least 14 players in every postseason game. “We’ve got a lot of guys that can play, and if we’ve got a good lead in a game, we’ll get our younger guys some tournament experience,” Andrews said. “We’re blessed at Princeton because we have leaders who are unselfish and play to win. We’ve got a guy like Jordan who’s an Ohio Staterecruit and who’s OK with only taking a dozen shots a game and giving younger guys a chance to play who have worked hard.” Princeton (19-4) plays Moeller (19-4) in the regional semis at 6:15 p.m. at the Cintas Center March 17. Last year the Vikings defeated Aiken in the regional semis and La Salle in the regional final to advance to the state-title game, where they lost 6058 to Columbus Northland. Northland, which ended the regular season ranked No. 1 in the state, remains unblemished on the season. Andrews said his team hasn’t been talking about a

potential finals rematch. “If they have been, it hasn’t been with the coaching staff – because we wouldn’t let them talk that way,” he said. “That’s our goal, but there are so many smaller goals along the way. (The state-title game) is where our eyes are set, but we’ll talk about that Saturday, March 27, if we work hard enough to get there. The state final is slated for March 27 in Columbus. The girls’ team, meanwhile, saw its season come to a close with a 49-41 loss to Kettering Fairmont in the Division I regional semifinal at Wright State March 9. The Lady Vikings entered the contest averaging 55 points per game but shot 31 percent from the field and just 7-of-24 (29 percent) from three-point range. Junior guard Shakeira Lang, who scored a gamehigh 21 points, shot 8-of19 (42 percent) from the field, while the rest of her teammates combined for 8of-33 (24 percent). Senior guard Kayla Joiner

(10) and sophomore guard Alexus Chinn (eight) netted 18 between them, but the rest of the team scored just two. Princeton, which advanced to regionals for the first time since 2006, finishes the season 21-3. The Lady Vikings entered the regional semifinal on a 13-game winning streak and owned postseason victories over Little Miami, McAuley and Sycamore. Their top regular-season highlight, perhaps, was a 48-46 win at Colerain Feb. 3. Both teams entered the contest tied for first place in the GMC, and Princeton, which avenged an early season home loss to the Cardinals, won its first league title since 2006. Joiner was fifth in the GMC in scoring (13.1), junior forward Karen Nelson was second in rebounds (7.8) and senior guard Mikell Chinn was first in assists (4.2) and steals (4.8).

Wyoming girls’ work ethic equals success By Mark Chalifoux

The Wyoming High School girls’ basketball team got a late start due to the Cowboys’ success in soccer this fall, but head basketball coach Angie Edmonds said that delay did little to stifle the girls’ work ethic. “They worked their butts off every day and really wanted to win,” she said. That was part of the reason the girls exceeded expectations, going 18-4 and advancing to the district final before finally falling to Alter, one of the top teams in Division II. “I was really happy with the way the season went,” Edmonds said. “The team really gelled well and was playing its best basketball at the end of the season and that’s what you want.” Wyoming was facing a tall task this season, trying to replace two standouts in Olivia Temmel (graduation) and Alexa Levick (missed the season due to injury). “People didn’t have the same expectations for us, and I think we shocked and surprised a lot of people with how competitive we were,” Edmonds said. Junior Nikki McKee helped fill the scoring void


The Wyoming girls’ basketball prepares to accept the District runners-up trophy after their loss to Alter March 6 at Mason. Pictured from left: Jane Streeter, Sudy Graham, Nikki McKee, Jenni Marck, Emily Fraik, Manager Christina Tzeghai, Alexa Levick, Mary Tess Irvine, Shannon O'Hara, Clara Rodrigue, Hailee Schlager, Tatiyana Ali, Michelle Jolson and Brigid Kovach. left by those two by upping her production from an impressive 11.5 points per game as a sophomore to averaging a staggering 19.5 points per game this season, leading the CHL. “She had an all-star year,” Edmonds said of McKee. McKee also had the team’s best assist-toturnover ratio, led the team in steals and was one of the leading rebounders on the team. Edmonds said several other players also stepped up for Wyoming. “Sudy Graham really did a great job for us this year and really improved,” she

said. “Emily Fraik coming off the bench was a huge lift for us as well.” Graham averaged 7.3 points and 5.2 rebounds a game and Fraik averaged 5.2 points and 5.4 rebounds. Fraik is a sophomore and will be counted on even more next season. Wyoming has to replace a number of players, including Graham and three-year starter Jane Streeter. Fortunately, the Cowboys return McKee and second-leading scorer sophomore guard Michelle Jolson. Jolson scored 8.1 points and had 3.1 assists per game.

A big turning point in the Cowboys season was a 3732 win over Columbus DeSales in January. Another big win was the 38-32 win over Loveland in early February. Perhaps the biggest win of the season, though, was taking down McNicholas in the tournament 60-45. “We were the No. 2 seed and had the hardest first game in the bracket and for us to beat them when they play the schedule they do and with their track record, that was really big for us,” Edmonds said. Edmonds said the team


Wyoming’s Nikki McKee takes a shot during Wyoming’s 57-36 District Championship game loss to Alter March 6 at Mason. McKee scored 17 points on the night, giving her a postseason average of 27.3 points over the Cowboys’ three games. got along really well, which made the season a fun one. “What I’ll remember most about this team is that they were a really unselfish bunch,” she said. “Whenever someone stepped up, the rest of the girls let that person shine and just supported them however they could. It was always different kids and they are just a really unselfish bunch and a fun group of girls.”

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Moeller hoops momentum leads to regional semis

By Mark Chalifoux

The Moeller High School basketball team continued its postseason run by winning a district championship over Trotwood-Madison 5147 Saturday, March 13, at the University of Dayton Arena. Charlie Byers led all Crusader scorers with 19 points, including 14 points in the second half. Moeller has picked up steam late in the season, securing a share of the GCL championship and defeating Middletown and Loveland

before knocking off a very good Aiken team in the sectional final. “We had a make-up game against Middletown and ever since that point we’ve been playing pretty well,” Moeller head coach Carl Kremer said. “We’ve built a bit of momentum.” One reason for that momentum has been the play of senior Griffin McKenzie. Kremer said he’s had a tough time to get things to fall his way, but his hard work is beginning to pay off. “To his credit, he has worked even harder and

focused even more in practice when things weren’t going his way and he gives us a lot of leadership on the floor,” Kremer said. “He’s starting to get some confidence now that some of his shots are falling. He has a beautiful shot and was just in a slump for part of the season.” McKenzie played perhaps his best game of the season against Aiken, leading the Crusaders with 24 points and 12 rebounds in the 78-56 blowout win. “I think he can lead this team a long way,” Kremer

said. He also said this is the time of year when the seniors take over, and McKenzie and senior Josh Morelock have stepped up their games. “The reason we’ve been playing better is that it’s a collective team effort,” he said. “We’re getting great production out of everyone.” Juniors Alex Barlow and Byers have been consistent threats for Moeller and combined for 37 points against Aiken. Kremer said he thinks the work the Crusaders put

in early in the season on fundamentals is part of the reason for Moeller’s success in March. “For us the whole philosophy is you have to be willing to get worse before you get better,” he aid. “We dedicate a lot of time early in the season to fundamentals and you start getting dividends from that later in the season. It doesn’t pay off as quickly but it’s far more important than the Xs and Os.” One impressive facet for Moeller lately has been the Crusaders’ rebounding. Moeller doesn’t have much

size other than McKenzie but the Crusaders have outrebounded their opponents by a considerable margin. They outrebounded a good Aiken team by 18. “Size doesn’t matter; it’s about technique and fundamentals and mostly about wanting to get the ball. We’ve been very good about that,” he said. “Everyone has to do their part to rebound if we’re going to have a chance.” The Crusaders advanced to play Princeton 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, at the Cintas Center in the regional semifinals.

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2010 OSYSA/Soccer Unlimited Soccer Camps, run by Jack Hermans and Ohio South, will have a full summer of camps this year. Contact Ohio South at 576-9555 or Jack Hermans at 232-7916, or email Visit for a list of camp dates and locations.

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St. Michael’s eighth-grade volleyball team celebrates its victory at the Our Lady of Sacred Heart Volleyball Tournament. In back are Head coach Steve Valentine, Hannah Schlaack, Alli Wimmers, Brenna Barber, Kelsey Smith and Assistant Coach Phil Wesseler, In front row are Meagan Deyhle, Kalee Koetter, Anna Jonas and Christy Kennedy.

Victory times two

St. Michael sixth- and eighth-grade volleyball teams won their respective brackets at the Our Lady of Sacred Heart Volleyball Tournament Jan. 810.

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Ochocinco football camp

Bengals Pro-Bowl wide receiver Chad Ochocinco has announced dates for his Chad Ochocinco Football Camp presented by CBTS. This two-day event will be from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, July 22, and Friday, July 23, at Sycamore

High School. Ochocinco will be on site to direct the activities of the camp and provide instruction. The camp will also feature a selection of the top prep and collegiate coaches in the Cincinnati area. The camp will be open to all boys and girls ages from 7 to 14. Each day, the campers will experience various stations, specializing in fundamental skills and the team concept of football. Individual groups will be small to assure that each camper gets maximum personalized instruction. In addition to seven hours of football instruction, all campers will receive an autographed camp team photo with Chad, a camp T-shirt and the opportunity to win additional contests and prizes. Cost of the camp is $185. In addition to CBTS, camp partners include Bridgestone, Outback, Local 12, Cincinnati Parent, and 101.1 the Wiz. Campers are encouraged to register early, as spots are limited. Additional information and registration is available at, or at 793-CAMP.

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Why is Princeton’s time now?

The time is currently upon us when “preparation meets opportunity.” This year I am proud to say that Princeton High has a PTA at the high school. I have been told that this is a first in the history of the school. This is a prime example of the teamwork concept that is permeating the Princeton community. We (teachers, staff, and parents) are committed to provide the best education so each student succeeds in our school district. Several schools including the high school have achieved excellent rating on the Ohio report card. In my opinion the arts, technology, academics, extracurricular programs are all top notch and can compete with any school in the state whether public or private. Without a doubt we are one of the most diverse schools in the state and that is a plus in developing the social skills of the students. We are doing all of these good things in a building that has serve its population well over the years, but it is now time for the Princeton community to take a little pride in providing our youth the best in educational facilities. In today’s 21st century environment we must assure that students in the Princeton community have the most updated resources, environment and facilities. Just imagine the improved performance, that competitive advantage, as a result of that prideful feeling everyone will feel walking into a new, fresh, modern facility. The time is now because the cost will

never be lower. Princeton is taking advantage of tens of millions of dollars. Lastly, I strongly suggest that you support the levy in May. It is good for our neighborhoods, our business community, our local economy, and most importantly our children. Are you prepared to join us as we take this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of many? Jerald L. Tillman President Princeton High School Parents Teachers Students Association Clearfield Lane Springdale

Schools did their part

A couple of years ago the voters in the Princeton City School District were asked to vote on a bond levy to build a new middle and high school. Unfortunately, it failed by a very narrow margin of around 150 votes. I attended several meetings during the campaign and listened to all the reasons why the levy should and shouldn’t be voted for. I remember several attendees mentioning that the students in those schools had not earned the coveted excellent rating and suggested that if they had, then they would deserve new schools. Despite the failed levy and attending deteriorating schools, both schools did earn an excellent rating last year. Our students shined last year and continue to do so and I can only imagine what they will be able to accomplished in new up to date class rooms and facilities. I strongly

CH@TROOM March 10 questions Glendale Village Council last week voted to buy a new fire truck for the village fire department, despite some concerns about the cost. Do you think council made the right decision? Why or why not? No responses. How would it affect you if the U.S. Postal Service discontinued Saturday service? “No Saturday mail delivery – no big deal! I can remember when mail was delivered twice a day and during the Christmas season there might be three or more deliveries depending on volume. Back then it was the prime method of transporting documents and letters. “Now we have online payments and E-mail, making the toll on snail-mail huge. Why wait two or three days for your communication to arrive when email is virtually instantaneous? The point could be argued that the U.S. Postal Service is obsolete. “Obsolete or not, it is clear that the Postal Service is unable to operate without steadily increased rates because of the many bureaucratic fingers in the pot and obligations to the Postal Workers Union – think General Motors and Chrysler. “Have you noticed the loose junk mal in your mailbox? That’s because the Postal Service needs the revenue. Thirty or forty years ago such delivery would not be

Next questions The city of Springdale continues to look for a business to occupy the abandoned BP site on the southeast corner of Kemper Road and Route 747. What kind of business would you like to see there? Why? Do you think businesses are right to block employees’ access to NCAA Tournament-related Web sites during the tournament? Why or why not? Every week The Tri-County Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line. allowed. Now a trip to the mailbox often results in a wad of paper that’s not fit for wrapping fish. “No mail on Saturday is no a big deal. Better yet; no U.S. Postal Service. Leave mail delivery to private enterprise. A UPS, FedEx, DHL, will do it better and they will do it for less. The U.S. Postal Service has outlived its usefulness.” B.L. “It will affect us all – the more service is reduced, the less people will use the Postal Service. Then will they reduce delivery to four days, or every other day? Surely the government and the Postal Service can find other ways to save money without reducing its basic, core service of mail delivery.” J.S.B.

believe that it is time to reward our students, our children, with the new schools that they deserved. Please cast your yes vote this May to support this vital levy. Julie Smith Brinton Trail Evendale

Proud of Princeton

It is always a wonderful thing to be able to look back and be so thankful you had the opportunity to be a part something. That is how I feel about my children’s experience in Princeton City Schools. My son will graduate in May of this year and I am so proud of his accomplishments and grateful for the opportunities he had to learn and grow in this school system. My daughter is a freshman and just beginning to explore her interests in high school. Princeton has served our family well and we are proud to say our children will be graduates of Princeton High School. Twenty years ago my husband and I bought our home in Evendale knowing we wanted our children to be part of a diverse educational experience. I have to admit I was torn initially to enroll them in public schools since I went to parochial schools, but I have no regrets. In addition to the social experiences, both of my children are very involved in the outstanding music program at the school. Princeton offers high-end academic programs including advancement placement courses and a full international baccalaureate degree. They have non-core

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We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics important to you in The TriCounty Press. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. All submissions may be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline: Noon Friday E-mail: tricountypress@ Fax: 248-1938. U.S. mail: See box below. Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Tri-County Press may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. courses ranging from pre-engineering to Junior ROTC. There is something there to meet all the diverse needs of our communities. In May, there will be a levy to build a new high school and middle school. The school district has proven that it can provide our children with an excellent educational experience, but we must have the infrastructure to continue to build on the education. The time is now to finish the job of building new schools for our children. We should all be proud to say “Yes, We are Princeton!” Gail Moore Monet’s Lane Evendale

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I feel lucky to be a part of the Princeton City School District. We

In Ohio’s history, who stands head and shoulders above rest?

In 1864, Congress created National Statuary Hall in the US Capitol to display statues of two prominent citizens from each state. Ohio’s statues of President James Garfield and Gov. William Allen arrived in 1886 and 1887, respectively. in 2006, the Ohio legislature decided to replace the proslavery Gov. Allen with someone whose talents, character, and contributions more positively represent Ohio. I have been appointed to the Ohio National Statuary Collection Study Committee, which will choose Allen’s replacement. How do we make the selection? Ohioans from across the state have sent us their nominations, appeared before the committee to testify, and invited us to special presentations about their nominee. The committee traveled to different cities and historical sites across the state to learn about nominees. I did independent research as well. It has been a fantastic education about Ohio history and people. Ohio has been tremendously important to the development of our nation, the creation of civil rights, the industrial revolution and the age of invention and innovation. The choice is a daunting task. After all, the person we select will represent Ohio to the 3-5 million people who visit the Capitol each year, perhaps for centuries to come. In February, the committee selected 10 finalists: • James M. Ashley: abolitionist, steamboat worker, railroad tycoon; • Thomas Edison: inventor of

the light bulb and much more; • Ulysses S. Grant: U.S. Civil War general, president; • William McCulloch: civil rights activist, Connie Pillich Congressman; • Jesse Community Owens: AmeriPress guest ca’s greatest columnist track and field athlete; • Judith Resnick: astronaut; • Albert Sabin: medical researcher, developed polio vaccine; • Harriet Beecher Stowe: author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, abolitionist; • Harriet Taylor Upton: suffragette, member of Republican National Committee; • Orville & Wilbur Wright: inventors of the airplane (Note: federal law requires that the statue depict only one person) Whom would you choose? From March 20 through June 12, you can tell us! Ohioans can voice their preference by visiting historic sites all across the state. Locally, you can find ballot boxes at: • Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave, Cincinnati (; • Harriet Beecher Stowe House, 2950 Gilbert Ave., Cincinnati (; • Fort Ancient, 6123 Ohio 350, Oregonia After public voting, the committee will reconvene in to make its final recommendation to the Gen-

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have great neighbors and neighborhoods, a diverse population that represents the real world, a level-headed superintendent and amazing teachers and elementary schools. Now is the right time to take advantage of government funding money and zero interest bonds so that we can build safe and secure schools to educate our future leaders! My children have the advantage of attending one of the new elementary schools and I’ll admit that I’m not thrilled with the idea of them moving on to a middle school and high school that is less than secure, less than truly safe and less than the wonderful learning environment they have the privilege of using now. (Superintendent Gary) Pack has gone through the budget with a fine-toothed comb to eliminate unnecessary spending. The new budget reflects our true need for a safe and secure learning environment for our children. He has a plan to make areas of the new school available for public use so that it is not just a place for students, but a place for our whole community. Federal money is available if we act before December, so that the local burden is much reduced. We can decide to add a little more money and get a huge return locally or we can send those tax dollars that we have already paid to another community or school district. Please support the Princeton bond/levy and our local community by voting “yes” in May. Janet Kinney Robindale Drive Sharonville

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Ohioans can voice their preference by visiting historic sites all across the state. Locally, you can find ballot boxes at: • Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave, Cincinnati (; • Harriet Beecher Stowe House, 2950 Gilbert Ave., Cincinnati (www.harriet; • Fort Ancient, 6123 Ohio 350, Oregonia. eral Assembly. A separate non-profit foundation will raise private funds to commission the statue, and remove and replace Gov. Allen in Washington, D.C. Visit to learn more about each of the finalists and see the other 32 voting locations. Also, is another source for historical information. You are only allowed to cast one ballot! So do your homework. Learn about the nominees. Visit an historical site. And vote. Connie Pillich represents Ohio’s 28th House District in the Ohio House of Representatives. You can reach her at 614-466-8120, toll-free 800-282-0253, or email



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Tiffany Barrett exhibits her work at The Art Institute of Cincinnati. The recent graduate won a gold Addy for a Web site design.

Graphic artist transcends time with musical Web site By Kelly McBride Reddy

referring to the home page, where airplanes flew overhead, their engines roaring. A Sharonville resident Barrett had randomly has left her signature on a drawn the composer for the local competition that recog- assignment of creating a nizes excellence in advertis- Web design on a music ing and graphic design. topic. Tiffany Barrett won a “I got classical, and I gold Addy thought, from the ‘ O h , Cincinnati great,’” she Advertising said. “But I Club event in found out late February he was a at the Syndireally great cate in NewRussian port, Ky. composer. Her award “A lot of was for a the music PROVIDED Web site she was his d e s i g n e d Tiffany Barrett’s Web site on classical o u t w a r d around clas- composer Dmitri Shhostakovich won a anger and sical compos- top award for graphic design. outbursts er Dmitri against the Shostakovich, http://aic- Soviet Union,” she said. “I found a picture of StalShostakovich was born ingrad when his music was in St. Petersburg in 1906. at its peak,” she said of the He had already written his site’s background art. first symphony by the time Shostakovich played he graduated from the St. cello and piano, so she Petersburg Conservatory at inserted both into various age 19. pages on the site, which The site was dedicated to includes samples of his aficionados of the late com- music and a vehicle to order poser, according to Dan his music. Bittman, who teaches Barrett is looking for a graphic design at The Art job that will allow her to use Institute of Cincinnati. Bar- the talent she showed in the rett recently graduated from competition. AIC, in Springdale. “The best thing about the “It was immediately site was the flash animation engaging,” Bittman said of of planes coming from the the Web site. “You were distance,” she said. “I compelled to explore a little thought it was the coolest further. thing I did. “She made subtle effec“I never did anything tive use of the Web through like this before,” she said. motion and sound,” he said, “Not to this extent.”


Art in the park

Hamilton County Park District is hosting “Art in the Parks” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville. The exhibit continues through March 21. T h e exhibit features works by photographers from The Ohio Photographers Guild. Admission is free, a vehicle permit is required ($2 daily, $5 yearly). Call 521-7275 or visit

Lecture series

Montgomery Woman’s Club Inc. is hosting the Montgomery Woman’s Club Town Hall Lecture Series Wednesday, March 24. The first session is at 11 a.m. at Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery. The second is at 8 p.m. at Sycamore Junior High School, 5757 Cooper Road, Montgomery. Author and columnist Jane Bryant Quinn speaks on right choices in risky times. The cost is $35. Registration is required. Call 684-1632 or visit

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Russell Winters relaxes at Gabby’s in Wyoming.

Wyoming transplant shows his tender side

The South has graciously blessed us with another of its natives, and we are the better for it. Russell Winters is from Forsythe, Ga. He graduated from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, doing his undergraduate work in piano and earning a masters degree in social work from UC. Russ thinks this is an amazing city, offering cultural events, great restaurants and a rich German heritage. Its proximity to Kentucky means he can’t get too awfully homesick. We’ll forgive him for having lived in Clifton and Pleasant Ridge before moving here four years ago, because he loves living in Wyoming. Russell and I met at Gabby’s Cafe, and had the best time. He and partner, Steve, have three children – Pablo and fraternal twins Dustin and Desiree. Two dogs add to the family tree. Toby is a huge golden doodle (part retriever and part standard poodle), who is, to quote Russ, “85 pounds of clumsiness, but incredibly smart.” He’s 3 and still growing into his paws. Dexter is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Bichon mix, who is “half Toby’s age, spoiled and stupid as the day is long.” Regardless, they are loved. Russell has worked in the mental health field for 15 years, and is the CEO of Tender Mercies Inc. on West 12th St.. On April 30 they will cele-

brate their 25th anniversary at the Bell Event Center, and all are invited. From their fact sheet: “Tender Mercies exists to serve persons with histories of emoEvelyn tional and/or mental Perkins disabilities by providCommunity ing them housing and services.” These Press related related services include columnist a staff that helps residents with their medication, doctor and dental appointments, applying for SSI and other support. Blessed with warmth and empathy, Russ has a strong academic interest in abnormal psychology and providing service to a vulnerable population. Prior to coming to Tender Mercies, he worked at University Hospital in the Community Health Center in inpatient psychiatry. There he directed the case management and day treatment programs, and the representative payee program that helped the mentally ill manage their finances and become more independent. He knows that although the media sensationalizes crimes committed by the mentally ill, they are more like to become victims than they are to victimize others. Tender Mercies owns six buildings

in Over The Rhine, providing 150 individuals a real home, not merely shelter. Each person has his/her own secure room and space for their belongings. Four of the buildings are staffed 24/7, and the other two buildings are regularly monitored. The homelike setting provides dignity, security and a community spirit to homeless adults with histories of mental illness. Tender Mercies is family to the residents, some of whom are employed. Harkavy Hall was named in honor of Frank Harkavy for his outstanding support. Built in the 1870s, it has undergone several renovations. Keeping up with the times, it has also “gone green,” and uses half the energy it formerly did. These are old buildings and modernization is costly. If you have a service to offer, it will be deeply appreciated. Russell was full of praise for the volunteers who help make everything happen. They come from churches, schools, businesses, individual families and civic groups, donating food as well as their services. Wyoming’s Diane Decker is one of the volunteers from our reading area whom I hope to feature within the next few weeks. Evelyn Perkins writes a regular column about people and events in the Tri-County Press area. Send items for her column to 10127 Chester Road, Woodlawn, 45215, or call her directly at 772-7379.

Hats on for Cincinnati parks The Women’s Committee of Cincinnati Riverfront Park will hold its fourth annual ‘Hats Off’ luncheon, Growing Our Park, on Wednesday, May 26, at Ault Park. A champagne reception will begin at 11 a.m., followed by a gourmet luncheon and presentation at 12:15 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite hats in celebration of the special day. Tickets are $100 (Gardener); $250 (Special Friend); $500 (Patron); or $1,000 (Benefactor). Sponsorships from $2,500 to $25,000 are also available. The Women’s Committee of Cincinnati Riverfront Park provides financial and public support for Cincinnati Parks’ effort to build Cincinnati Riverfront Park. The goal of the luncheon event is to raise funds to support family programming in the new park.


The 2010 Hats Off Luncheon Steering Committee is – standing, from left, Myrita Craig of East Walnut Hills, Susan Frank of Newport, Ky., Donna DeGraaf of Anderson Township, Catherine Bradford of Hyde Park, Marty Humes of Wyoming, Dacia Snider of Westwood, Dianne Rosenberg of Hyde Park, Judy Kuhlman of Columbia Township; seated, Amelia Crutcher of Anderson Township, Lisa Caldemeyer of Columbia Tusculum, Cathy Caldemeyer of Mount Adams, Lindsay Reynolds of Hyde Park and Cathy Moon of Indian Hill. To date, the Women’s Committee has raised over $700,000 for Cincinnati Riverfront Park. The luncheon will feature Willie F. Carden Jr., director of the award-winning Cincinnati Park Board. Carden will share a preview and visual presentation on the construction of Phase I of Cincinnati Riverfront Park, scheduled to

open in Spring, 2011. The third annual Phyllis Smale Award, honoring creative vision related to civic improvement, will be presented. Smale, for whom the award is named, was a passionate advocate for beauty and gardens within the City of Cincinnati. This award recognizes outstanding achievement,

leadership contributions, exemplary service and creative vision in many areas related to horticulture. This year’s award recipient is Marjorie Motch. For more information on tickets and sponsorships, contact Cincinnati Parks Foundation Development Associate, Gretchen Hooker, at 357-2621.


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A Mixed Media Menagerie, 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Global Lead Art Gallery, 11260 Chester Road. Suite 400, Artists include Kymberly Henson, Marylou Nicodemus, Pauline Dickerson, Yvette LaFollette Mazza, Nancy Hopkins, Martha Newfield, Susan Mahan and Teresa Nieberding. Exhibit continues through May. 366-8344. Sharonville.


Venus and Mars, 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Wyoming Civic Center, 1 Worthington Ave. Plus-level square and round dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Wyoming. Hamilton County Park District Board of Park Commissioners Meeting, 1 p.m. Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township.


Eplilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Presentation on epilepsy. Free. Registration required. 2472100. Symmes Township.


Heritage Village Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Winter hours: By appointment only. Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road. Sharon Woods. Tour 11 historic buildings depicting life in the 1800s. $5, $3 ages 511. 563-9484; Sharonville.


Soil Fertility Testing Kits, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District, 22 Triangle Park Drive, Pick up a kit to test the soil in your yard or garden. Test results instruct landowner on exactly how much fertilizer to apply for optimum plant growth. Price increases to $12 after June 15. $10. 772-7645; Springdale.


Sonny Moorman Group, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Free. Black Angus Burgers & Brews, 10575 Chester Road. 772-1500. Woodlawn. F R I D A Y, M A R C H 1 9


Half Pint Library Book Drive, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Half Price Books, 772-1551. Springdale.


Wine Bar Tasting, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road. Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery. Lenten Fish Fry, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive, All-you-can-eat fried cod, shrimp, grilled chicken breast, cheese pizza, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, bread desserts and drinks. Carryout available. $9, $5 carryout only, $4 ages 5-10, free ages 3 and under. 8918527. Blue Ash. Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. All Saints Church, 8939 Montgomery Road. Marge Schott Parish Center. Includes fried cod, grilled salmon, tilapia, shrimp, pizza, fries, sweet potato fries, macaroni and cheese, baked potatoes, salad, coleslaw and applesauce. Carryout available. Cash only. $1-$8.50. 792-4600; Sycamore Township. Fish Fry, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. St. John the Evangelist Church, 7121 Plainfield Road. Cafeteria. Includes fried or baked fish, shrimp, pizza, macaroni and cheese and beverages. $1-$7.50. 791-3238. Deer Park.

Wine Tasting, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Piazza Discepoli Glendale, 23 Village Square. $10. 7716611; Glendale. Business Bites, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Apsara Restaurant, $16.95 plus tax and gratuity. 554-1040. Blue Ash.


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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. Health Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, 7319 Montgomery Road. Blood pressure, weight, foot and spinal screenings. Walk-ins welcome. Free. Appointment requested. 7840084; Silverton.

ART EXHIBITS Art in the Parks, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sharon Woods, Free, vehicle permit required. 5217275; Sharonville. Paintings and Found Object Sculptures, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. A.R.T. Gallery, Free. 6621998. Wyoming.



Heritage Village Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Winter hours: By appointment only. Heritage Village Museum, $5, $3 ages 5-11. 5639484; Sharonville.


St. Patty’s Party, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. With Judy Downer, local entertainer. Includes snacks. Free. 247-2100. Symmes Township.


Soil Fertility Testing Kits, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District, $10. 772-7645; Springdale.


Acoustik Buca, 7:30 p.m. deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road. 2479933; Montgomery.


Shucking Bubba, 9:30 p.m. Bar Seventy-One, 8850 Governors Hill Drive, $5. 774-9697. Symmes Township. Achilles Descent CD Show, 6:30 p.m. With When All Else Fails, As The Sky Burns, A Skylights Dawn and Special Guest. The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave. $8. 8258200; Forest Park. Back to the Eighties, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Play by Play Cafe, 6923 Plainfield Road. Cash prize for best costume. Music by the Whammies. 793-3360; Silverton.


Kevin Brennan, 8 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $12. Go Bananas, Reservations required. 9849288; Montgomery.


Midwest Crystal Conference and Expo, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Opening ceremony 7:30-9 p.m. Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road. Vendors, healers, speakers, crystal, jewelry healing tools and sessions. Classes available. $15 three-day pass; $10, free ages 12 and under. Registration required for classes. Presented by FourWinds Academy. Through March 21. 5424400; Sharonville. Millennicon 24, 4 p.m.-1 a.m. Holiday Inn Cincinnati I-275 North, 3855 Hauck Road. Literacy-based science fiction convention. With dealer’s room, art show and auction, masquerade contest, dance, gaming demonstrations, tournaments, video and anime room, contests and door prizes. $40. Presented by Miami Valley Fandom For Literacy. Through March 21. 563-8330; Sharonville.

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Half Pint Library Book Drive, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Half Price Books, 772-1551. Springdale. Half Pint Library Book Drive, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Half Price Books, 891-7170. Kenwood.


Madeira Historical Society Meeting, noon Membership will elect 12th member to the board of directors. At 1 p.m. Miles Miller presents program “Brick by Brick: Restoring the Past.” Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Madeira Historical Society. 2404348. Madeira. Elderhostel/Exploritas Alumni Meeting, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave. Barbara Johnson speaks on her exploration of Northern Spain, hiking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. Includes drinks and snacks. Free. Presented by Elderhostel Alumni. 489-7771. Madeira.


Hamilton County Park District is hosting “Art in the Parks” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville. The exhibit features works by photographers from The Ohio Photographers Guild. Admission is free, but a vehicle permit is required ($2 daily, $5 yearly). Pictured is a photo by Jim Simpson. The exhibit continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through March 21. (It closes at 4 p.m. March 21.) Call 521-7275 or visit for details. S U N D A Y, M A R C H 2 1


Ohio Valley Branch of the International Dyslexia Association Spring Conference: Vocabulary and Comprehension, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Dr. Mary Dahlgren, president of MED Consulting and Tools 4 Reading, presents “Vocabulary & Comprehension: The Best Way to Integrate the Two.” Current vocabulary research, vocabulary procedures and instructional routines presented in the morning. Sentence comprehension, as well as the structure of narrative and expository text presented in afternoon. Lunch included. Ages 18 and up. $95, $60 OVB/IDA members, $40 students. Registration required. Presented by Ohio Valley Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. 271-1832; Amberley Village.




Yoga Class Just for Men, 8 a.m.-9 a.m. Evendale Village Recreation Center, 10500 Reading Road. Activity Room. Learn and practice techniques with Roger Null. Book available for purchase. $15. Registration required. Presented by Roger Null and Dan Erdman. 563-2247; Evendale.


Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill.


Midwest Crystal Conference and Expo, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sharonville Convention Center, $15 three-day pass; $10, free ages 12 and under. Registration required for classes. 5424400; Sharonville. Millennicon 24, 10 a.m.-1 a.m. Holiday Inn Cincinnati I-275 North, $40. 563-8330; Sharonville.

Sunday Jazz Brunch, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Spring Brunch. Sharon Woods Golf Course and Stonewood Banquet Center, 11355 Swing Road. Buffet featuring more than 25 items and made-to-order omelets. Jazz music by the Chris Comer Trio and Dan Barger on sax and flute. $13.95, $6.95 for children ages 2-12; Children under 23 months free. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 769-0624. Sharonville.


Heritage Village Museum, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Winter hours: By appointment only. Heritage Village Museum, $5, $3 ages 5-11. 5639484; Sharonville. Bob Cushing, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Black Angus Burgers & Brews, 10575 Chester Road. 772-1500. Woodlawn.


Choral Evensong, 5 p.m. Adult Choir of Christ Church, and an orchestra, present service including the Viennese Vespers, with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Joseph Haydn. Christ Church Glendale, 965 Forest Ave. Service concludes with fellowship in the Olivia House parish hall. Free. 771-1544,; Glendale.


Midwest Crystal Conference and Expo, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sharonville Convention Center, $15 three-day pass; $10, free ages 12 and under. Registration required for classes. 5424400; Sharonville. Millennicon 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Holiday Inn Cincinnati I-275 North, $40. 563-8330; Sharonville.

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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS ART EXHIBITS Springdale Communicators Toastmasters Club Meeting, noon-1 p.m. Springdale Community Center, 11999 Lawnview Ave. Visitors welcome. Presented by Springdale Communicators Toastmasters Club. 4591491. Springdale.


CSO in Your School, 7:30 p.m. Princeton High School, 11080 Chester Road. Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Paavo Jarvi, conductor. Robert Sullivan, trumpet. Works by Arvo Part; Hummel and TchaikovskyBenefits Princeton City Schools. $40 family four pack (2 adult, 2 students); $20, $10 students. Reservations required. Presented by Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. 864-2061; Sharonville.


Spring AAU Tryouts, 6 p.m. Girls and boys grades 9-12. Final tryouts. Sports Plus, 10765 Reading Road. Registration required, available online. Presented by XBA Sports Association. 503-3236; e-mail; Evendale.

Paintings and Found Object Sculptures, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. A.R.T. Gallery, Free. 6621998. Wyoming.


Montgomery Woman’s Club Town Hall Lecture Series, 8 p.m. Sycamore Junior High School, 5757 Cooper Road. Author and columnist Jane Bryant Quinn speaks on right choices in risky times. $35. Registration required. Presented by Montgomery Woman’s Club Inc. 684-1632; Montgomery. Montgomery Woman’s Club Town Hall Lecture Series, 11 a.m. Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Road. Author and columnist Jane Bryant Quinn speaks on right choices in risky times. $35. Registration required. 684-1632; Montgomery.


Children’s Story Time, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Glendale Community Library, 34 Village Square. 772-3646. Glendale.

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ART EXHIBITS QA Mixed Media Menagerie, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Global Lead Art Gallery, 11260 Chester Road. Suite 400, Artists include Kymberly Henson, Marylou Nicodemus, Pauline Dickerson, Yvette LaFollette Mazza, Nancy Hopkins, Martha Newfield, Susan Mahan and Teresa Nieberding. Exhibit continues through May. Through May 28. 366-8344. Sharonville. CIVIC

Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 792-4000; Blue Ash. Half Pint Library Book Drive, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Half Price Books, 772-1551. Springdale.


Line Dance, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Springdale Community Center, 11999 Lawnview Ave. Dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. Springdale.


The Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns to Cincinnati to perform “Beethoven’s Last Night,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 25, at the Taft Theatre. They will also perform songs from their new album, “Night Castle.” Tickets are $48.50 and $58.50; $1 from each ticket will be donated to the Music Resource Center. Call 513-721-8883 or visit Pictured is Roddy Chong of Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

LEGO Robot Basics, 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Concludes March 29. Scarlet Oaks Career Development Campus, 3254 E. Kemper Road. iSPACE classrooms. Build LEGO Mindstorm robot. $15. Registration required. Presented by iSPACE. 612-5786. Sharonville.


See DJ Lance, Brobee, Foofa, Muno, Plex and Toodee in “Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!: There’s a Party in My City!” at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at the Aronoff Center. The production features music, singing, dancing and animation. Hip-hop artist Biz Markie will also be on stage teaching kids how to beat box, as well as special guests The Aquabats, as part of the Super Music Friends Show. Tickets are $25 and $35. Children under 1 year old are admitted for free to sit on a parent’s lap. Packages are available for $99 and include a meet-and-greet with the characters. Call 513-621-2787 or visit


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Five responses to question, ‘Why me?’ It’s not news to read that life doesn’t always happen as expected. When despite my best I lose out, can’t find a good job, watch a valuable relationship dissolve, discover I have an incurable disease, or encounter countless other major or minor tragedies – a question often arises, “Why me?” Here are five possible considerations among so many others. 1. An imagined “Contract with the Universe,” or, with God. Most of us live harboring a quid pro quo attitude. It’s as though we’ve made a contract with God or the Universe. Our imaginary contract says “If I’m good only good things will happen to me.” If I live an ordinary, honest, helpful-to-others life, things will go well and no traumas or dramas will occur.” When adversity does arrive we feel betrayed. We wonder, “Why me?” Of course, there is no contract.

Life in this world is unpredictable and unfair. Full justice, and even mercy, come later.

2. The expectation of Father Lou e x e m p t i o n . Guntzelman Others die, not Perspectives me; others get diseases, not me; others encounter all sorts of problems, but not me. When one of my sisters was lying on a hospital gurney awaiting an operation, a doctor friend passed. Surprised to see her he asked, “What’s wrong? What are you doing here?” Somewhat teary-eyed she told him. Then she added, “Right now I’m lying here feeling a little sorry for myself and wondering, ‘Why me?’” Known for his humor rather than tact, he exclaimed, “Well, wouldn’t a better question be,

‘Why not?’” He was realistic but insensitive. His realistic response has led me many times to ask myself that question. When I feel undeservedly dumped on by life I often ask myself, “Why not?” I have never been able to come up with a convincing reason that should exempt me from the vicissitudes of life. 3. My own unconscious causality. “Why me?” Because sometimes I set myself up for them by not recognizing my behavior or thoughts. E.g. Some people marry, find their spouse physically abusive, and eventually divorce. The abused person later marries again, and voila, the second spouse does the same. Is the conclusion then that all spouses abuse? Or, could I be part of the reason it occurs. Do I disrespect myself and passively permit mistreatment? Do I unconsciously seek it because as a child I saw it

in my own family, and now I erroneously assume it’s something that happens in every marriage? Or, perhaps I blame myself for it or even perceive it, in a twisted way, as an expression of love? – Besides abuse, other problems may occur in my life because I unknowingly set the stage for them. Perhaps knowing myself a lot better might help avoid some situations that just seem to “come to me.” 4. Ignorance of the ambiguity of life. Until the age of 25 or later we believe that we are gods. During mid-life and thereafter the sad news is gradually conveyed – “You are not a god; you don’t always have control over what happens; your very life hangs by a thread and you must live without the answers to many questions.” The tolerance of ambiguity is one of the signs of human maturity. Amidst it all we must take

responsibility for our physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, and grow up. In the midst of life’s ambiguous mysteries we become ripe for discovering our true self, God, and the meaning of life.

5. Maintain a sense of greater purpose. “O God who made the lion and the lamb, you decreed I should be who I am, would it spoil some vast eternal plan, if I were a wealthy man?” sang Tevya in “Fiddler On the Roof.” Does the “vast eternal plan” for my life necessitate dealing with joys and sorrows and unfairness that are actually bringing about my growth, transformation, and eventually glory? Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Stuck with a timeshare? Consider charitable donation Timeshare sales are still big business, but many who bought them now say they it’s something they regret. Cecilia Owens of Florence says one of the timeshares she owns is great – she’s used it a lot and has traded it for other properties. But she isn’t happy with her other two. “I took a company retirement and we really don’t use them,” Owens said. The key here is while timeshares can be of value, you have to know what you’re doing and how to use them. Owens said her one good timeshare has been traded for lots of trips.

“We’ve gone to Hawaii t h r e e t i m e s . W e ’ v e gone to Florida, – Howard Ain Arizona w e ’ v e it Hey Howard! used everywhere,” she said. Owens says her two other timeshares have turned out to be a drag on her. She has paid more than $14,000 for both, but the bills continue. “You may have them paid off but you’re still paying your maintenance fees

and, for the three of them together it is costing us $1,600 or $1,700 a year,” Owens said. Owens recently received a postcard from a company offering to take two of her timeshares off her hands. “They would have a deal where we could get rid of both of the timeshares. It would cost $2,400. It was guaranteed,” Owens said. The offer sounds tempting because it would get her out from under those yearly maintenance fees – fees she must pay for the rest of her life. But before doing that I suggested she consider donating the timeshares to

charity. Several charities are offering to take them. I told Owens she won’t have to pay anything and she liked the idea she would get a tax write off. Charities won’t automatically accept every time-

share, but they do take most. They’ll first determine the value of the property to make sure it can be sold quickly for a profit. One Web site,, says it has raised $3.3 million for char-

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March 17, 2010

Virginia Bakery offers coffeecake secrets It all started with an heirloom cookbook compiled by Children’s Hospital Cooperative way back in 1973. It was given to me by friend Joanie Woodward, now of blessed memory. She gave it to me last year, and there was a recipe in there for Virginia Bakery’s German coffeecake. I made it and included it in a column. I did have to work with the recipe as it needed tweaking and really wasn’t easy for the home cook to duplicate. I talked with the folks at Virginia Bakery, asking for help. Well lo and behold, the authentic recipe from yes, Virginia Bakery, is in this column today. Tom Thie, of Virginia Bakery, reworked it for the home cook. It’s just one of 50 fabulous Virginia Bakery recipes included in an original cookbook by Tom. Described as a “flavored cookbook,” meaning it will be a combination of bakery history, Thie family stories, and customer memories in addition to the recipes and photos of approximately 50 of Virginia Bakery’s favorite items. And the recipe for schnecken will be included! Now the cookbook will

be available during the winter holiday season later this year. I’ll let you know exactly w h e n , since I Rita know I’m Heikenfeld among the fans Rita’s kitchen many who will want this Cincinnati treasure.

Virginia Bakery cinnamon coffeecake Yellow Dough Sponge

2 cups warm water 3 packs of instant dry yeast (such as Red Star) 3 cups all purpose flour Start yeast in warm water (105 to 110 degrees) for five minutes. Add flour, mix well. Cover bowl with a cloth and let rise until it doubles or the sponge starts to fall. Depending on the temperature, this could take one to two hours.


11⁄4 cup sugar 4 teaspoon salt 1 cup shortening (such as Crisco)

4 oz. salted butter (1 stick) softened to room temperature 1

⁄2 cup egg yolks 1 cup cool milk* 1 cup cool water 9 (approximately) cups flour – preferably 3 cups winter flour** (pastry flour) and 6 cups all purpose flour (*The Virginia Bakery always used whole milk and Tom Thie prefers it. “We’re not making diet bakery goods. When you consider the amount of fat and eggs in the dough, changing the milk is not going to save many fat calories. On the other hand, if skim is all you have, use it. You can always compensate by adding a tad more butter.”) (**The winter flour helps to soften the dough and gives the yellow dough a better texture. Not essential, but nice to have. All purpose flour will produce perfectly fine results.) Mix all ingredients to form a soft dough. It should be quite sticky – soft, pliable and moist – but not batterlike. If the dough forms a tight ball, you’ve added too much flour. Add a little water. Starting the dough early in the day or a day ahead is

best. Fresh yellow dough is difficult to work with. Tom recommends refrigerating the dough allowing it to stiffen. It takes a few hours for the dough to rise after being in the refrigerator overnight. The sponge method is not a quick way to make bakery goods, but the dough is easy to work with. For coffeecakes, such as the crumb cinnamon, divide dough into nine pieces. Each piece will weigh approximately 12 ounces. If you’re going to use the divided dough soon, you can just put it on a floured tray and cover with a towel. If the dough will be frozen for future use, put it in plastic bags. The dough should be used within 48 hours or frozen up to a month. The yeast activity will decline rapidly after a month and your dough will be flat. When making an item from frozen dough, simply thaw it in the refrigerator or in the microwave on “Defrost.”

Crumb cinnamon coffeecake topping

This cake requires a 12 oz. piece of yellow dough to be spread evenly over the bottom of a well greased 8-

by-8-inch pan. Crisco or a spray like Pam works well. With lightly floured hands, pat to flatten with no lip. Wash the dough with melted butter and cover generously with cinnamon crumbs. The recipe below yields enough to cover two cakes with a layer of streusel as they were made in the bakery.

Cinnamon Crumbs:

2 tablespoon butter 3 tablespoon shortening ⁄3 cup sugar 1 ⁄3 cup light brown sugar loosely packed 1 teaspoon honey optional, but desired 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 ⁄8 teaspoon salt Caramel color optional 2 ⁄3 cup flour 1

Cream everything except flour. The caramel color was added to darken the crumbs. Not necessary. If you do use it, don’t use too much, it can be bitter. Caramel color is nothing but burnt sugar. Be careful if you make it at home – it smokes something awful. Add the flour and rub between the tips of your fingers, kind of like mixing pie dough. Do not combine flour in a mixer, it is too


Virginia Bakery’s famous cinnamon crumb coffeecake. easy to over mix. Mix until you have nice moist cinnamon crumbs. If they are too wet, add more flour. If too dry, add a little melted butter. (In the bakery, they would make the cinnamon crumb base – everything but the flour – the night before, and then rub in the flour fresh every morning. Cinnamon crumbs will dry out quickly unless covered or refrigerated.) After putting crumbs on the dough in the baking pan, let the cake rise in a warm place until dough is almost doubled. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes – until cake springs back when tested. Cakes are easier to remove from the pan when slightly warm. Often a customer would ask to have the cake covered with sifted powdered sugar Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. Email columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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March 17, 2010


Enjoy a day of fun, fitness at the Mayerson JCC toddlers. Kids can participate in hands-on NASA astronaut activities provided by iSPACE (Interactive Space Programs and Career Exploration), as well as “Animal Yoga” and “Flying

Pig” games presented by the Cincinnati Museum Center. Also at the JCC Sunday, March 21, will be an interactive fire truck exhibit and an ambulance exhibit. The Hoxworth Blood Center

mobile unit will also be onsite that day. For more information con this event ontact the Mayerson JCC at 761-7500, therrmann@mayersonjcc.or g, or visit


Charlie Goldsmith and Emanul Fox enjoy the Mayerson JCC moon bounce. On Sunday, March 21, kids of all ages can enjoy the JCC moon bounce and giant slide, face painting, temporary tattoos, and a broad array of games (with prizes) at Fit-Fun Day at the J. and several raffles for free mountain bicycles, bike helmets, and more. Adults can try out Pilates Reformers and race virtual ATVs with the JCC Cateye GameBikes. They will enjoy free chair massages and mini facials, and see exercise demonstrations and healthy cooking presenta-

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The entire Cincinnati community is invited to attend Fit-Fun Day from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 21, at the Mayerson JCC (8485 Ridge Road, next to Ronald Reagan Highway). This fun wellnessfocused event is free and open to everyone. There will be activities for all ages, including a moon bounce and giant slide for kids, a wellness fair for adults, lots of games and giveaways, and presentations by leading hospitals and medical specialists. There will also be a special picnic lunch for only $3 each, and free popcorn. Guest presenter Mary Wineberg, track star and 2008 Olympic gold medalist, will speak, answer audience questions, and present awards. Cincinnati Bengals players Kevin Huber and Chase Coffman will be special guests available for meet-and-greets and autograph signings. Native Cincinnatians Huber and Wineberg were both collegiate athletes at the University of Cincinnati. Huber earned first-team All-American honors and helped lead the UC Bearcats to the Orange Bowl in 2008. He also won special teams Player of the Year at the Big East Conference in 2007. In college, Coffman was the record-holder for most career touchdowns at any position, and his 247 receptions shattered the NCAA career record for tight ends. Other special presenters include representatives from Children’s Hospital, Christ Hospital, and Jewish Hospital. Bishop’s Bicycles will provide seminars about bike riding techniques and bike maintenance. There will also be bike helmet fittings,

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Chabad Jewish Center hosts Seder March 30

RELIGION The church offers a Choral Evensong at 5 p.m. the first Sunday of each month. Each service concludes with fellowship in the Olivia House parish hall. The Evensong at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 21, will feature the Adult Choir of Christ Church, and an orchestra, presenting a service which includes the Viennese Vespers, with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Joseph Haydn. Christ Church Glendale has four choirs which regularly perform at both Sunday services and special services: The Adult choir; the Schola Cantorum, for children ages 7 to 14; the Chorus Angelorum, open to young women ages 14 to 21, and the English Handbell Choir, open to musicians age 14 and above. More information is available at 771-1544, or The church is at 965 Forest Ave., Glendale; 771-1544.

Forest Dale Church of Christ

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Religion news is published at no charge on a space-available basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. E-mail announcements to, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Tri-County Press, Attention: Teasha Fowler, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140. the church office 825-7171. More information and photos from past years’ Egg Hunts are available at The church will host Resurrection Sunday worship services Sunday, April 4. The day will begin with Devotions at 9 a.m. followed by a Potluck Breakfast at 9:15 a.m. Bible study classes for all ages will meet at 10 a.m. A special Resurrection Worship Service will meet at 11 a.m., where Senior Minister Jay Russell will continue his “It’s Backwards!” series with a sermon called, “To

Rest Take on Burdens.” The church is at 604 West Kemper Road, Springdale; 825-7171.

Sharonville United Methodist Church

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





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

Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA)


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

ROMAN CATHOLIC St. Martin Dr Porres Catholic Church

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CHRISTIAN CHURCH DISCIPLES Mt. Healthy Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

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

EPISCOPAL ChristChurchGlendaleEpiscopalChurch 965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 The Reverend Roger L Foote The Reverend Laura L Chace, Deacon 8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-11 Healing intercessory prayer all services

LUTHERAN Christ Lutheran Church (LCMS)

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Christ, the Prince of Peace United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513) 385-7883 Rev. Meghan Howard, Pastor Church School for all ages 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available “Small enough to know you, Big enough to care”

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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".

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“The Seder has kept families and communities together for thousands of years. The Seder meal will be interactive, warm and vibrant, interspersed with lively discussion through group participation as well as individual involvement.” Rabbi Yisroel Mangel, who will lead the Seder, concurs. “As in past years Seders, guests will come away from the Seder with a profound sense of history, of where they’re coming from, who they are. We will make it more than just a token religious observance, and people really respond.” Part of the evening will include a special children’s Seder led by Rabbi and Mrs. Berel and Tziporah Cohen, Chabad Jewish Center’s family and youth programming directors. Passover-eve services will take place at Chabad Jewish Center at 7:45 p.m. followed by the Seder. Admission is $32 for adults, and $22 for children under 12. Space is limited; reservations will be accepted on a first-come, firstserved basis. Nobody will be turned away for lock of funds or financial difficulties. For information or for reservations, phone 793-5200 or e-mail

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Sycamore High School Class of 1969 – is having a “belated 40th” reunion the weekend of May 21. From 5-9 p.m., on Friday, May 21 there will be an all-class reunion at the Peterloon estate in Indian Hill. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, the group will be touring its old high school (now the junior high), followed by an all-day cookout/picnic in the Sycamore Shelter of the Blue Ash Nature Park on Cooper Road (next to the police station). Contact Carol Wuenker-Hesterberg at 793-2165 or E-mail her at: to RSVP or for more information. Additional weekend events are pending.

Chabad Jewish Center will once again be hosting Jewish residents of the Greater Cincinnati area at an annual traditional Passover family meal, or Seder. The family Seder will be held on the second night of Passover, March 30, at Chabad Jewish Center in Blue Ash. “Chabad Jewish Center invites the entire Jewish community regardless of affiliation or background,” said Rabbi Yisroel Mangel, co-director of Chabad Jewish Center. “The evening will include the recitation of the Mah Nishtanah, traditional hand-made matzah, the Four Cups of wine, lively dialogue, and an exquisite kosher for Passover meal, along with spirited song. The evening will be integrated with Chassidic tales, spiritual insights and Jewish humor and an inviting atmosphere of warmth and acceptance.” “The Seder is the most opportune and exciting time to bring unity to the community, to get people to meet each other and enjoy great food, and to enjoy each other’s company,” said co-director Chana Mangel.


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of Christ Senior Minister Jay Russell will embark upon a six-week investigation of some of the seemingly “backwards” sayings of Jesus. Russell will speak at both the 9 a.m. Classic Worship Service and the 11:15 a.m. Morning Worship Service each Sunday. The accompanying Small Group Series will be available at various locations, days and times throughout the week. Topics will include: March 21, “To Fight Your Enemy Love Them;” March 28, “To Be Rich Become Poor;” April 4, “To Rest Take On Burdens;” and April 11, “To Win Give Up.” More information is available on the church’s MySpace profile at or at the church office 825-7171. The church will host its annual free Community Egg Hunt at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 3. Crafts, refreshments, and of course lots of candy-filled eggs will be provided. Children should bring a basket or container to use when hunting for eggs. Questions may be directed to Youth Minister Josh Garrett at

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Residence entered and gun, TVs, camcorder of unknown value removed at 10361 Giverny, Feb. 26.

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Reported at 2801 Cunningham, Feb. 23.


Victim threatened and $239.50 removed at 10425 Reading Road, Feb. 23.


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An attempt made at 12175 Reading Road, Feb. 19.


Lilkeisha Smith, 30, 2217 Park Avenue, Cincinnati, warrant for failing to appear in Mayor’s Court, March 4. Alina Taranenko, 21, 2810 W. Grandville Ave., Waukegan, Ill., operating a motor vehicle while under suspension, March 6. Carl Jeffries, 20, 734 E. Ross Avenue, Cincinnati, warrant for failing to pay fines and costs due to Mayor’s Court, March 7. Jaime Gallegos, 22, 18 Timber Hollow Drive, Fairfield, driving a motor vehicle without a valid operator’s license, March 6. Phillip Sturdivant, 29, 315 W. 11th St., Newport, Ky., warrant for failing to appear in Mayor’s Court, March 7.

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Ryan Muschong, 29, 3325 Cardiff Ave., open container at UDF at Wards Corner, March 3. William Coleman, 35, 2365 North Bend Road, burglary, domestic violence at 4014 Haverstraw Drive, March 1. Andrea Landrum, 26, 272 Mystic Ave., disorderly conduct at Lebanon Road, Feb. 28. Kiola Salter, 30, 1030 Codsidina Ave., theft at 10932 Bridlepath, Feb. 26. Darnell Mckinney, 33, 2020 Burnet Ave., drug possession at Chester Road and Greenwood, Feb. 24. Natasha Rivkin, 52, 139 Crosscreek Lane, theft, criminal tools at 12035 Lebanon Road, Feb. 25. Kayla Moore, 29, 819 6th Ave., drug abuse at LaQuinta, Feb. 24. Lee Royal, 35, 6916 Shamrock Ave., receiving stolen property at 10900 Reading Road, Feb. 23. Jerome Harris, 40, 2016 W. Galbraith Road, possession at Nesbit Brower, Feb. 24. Michael Oliver, 19, 141 Mt. Vernon Drive, theft at 12035 Lebanon


Reported at 11388 Lebanon Road, March 2. Residence entered and ammunition and video game system removed at 11414 Lebanon Road, Feb. 26.

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Criminal trespassing, criminal damaging Concrete pad damaged at 11330 Mosteller Road, March 1.

Domestic violence

Female reported at Willfleet Drive, Feb. 25.


GPS and cell valued at $160 removed at 11029 Dowlin Drive, March 3. Debit card and driver’s license removed at 11320 Chester Road, Feb. 27. Various items of unknown value at 10890 LeMarie Drive, Feb. 19. Paint and equipment valued at $1,687.92 removed at 3143 E. Kemper Road, Feb. 25.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle

Reported at 10941 Main Street, March 2.



Kenneth Bailey, 25, 959 Havensport Drive, theft at Springdale, March 3. Marcela Gonzalez-Ocampo, 35, 1521 Karahill, forgery at 120 Kemper Road, March 3. Brittney Rousseau, 18, 7984 Hedgewood, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, March 2. Phillip Wilson, 36, 1827 Crestview Court, theft, passing bad checks at 12105 Lawnview Ave., March 2. Tamika Mccutchen, 28, 1530 Chase Ave., assault at 12105 Lawnview Ave., March 2. Richard Apgar, 19, 25 Gregory Lane, theft at 12105 Lawnview Ave., March 1. Nelson Nolaco, 19, 260 Northland Blvd., drug abuse at 260 Northland Blvd., March 1. Brandon Griffin, 21, 686 Evangeline,


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The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. This information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: Evendale, Chief Niel Korte, 563-2249; Glendale, Chief Dave Warman, 771-7645 or 7717882; Sharonville, Chief Mike Schappa, 563-1147; Springdale, Chief Mike Laage, 346-5790; Wyoming, Chief Gary J. Baldauf, 821-0141. attempt, drug abuse at 11444 Springfield Pike, March 2. Mikel Wilkins, 21, 12030 Lawnview Ave., theft at 1410 Mallard Cove, Feb. 28. Jamell Howard, 43, 1209 Crescentville, criminal trespassing, theft, aggravated theft at 11595 Princeton Pike, Feb. 28. Edgar Poor, 27, 2955 Madison Ave., drug abuse at I275, Feb. 28. Angie Carter, 30, 9481 Reading Road, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, Feb. 27. Alan Scott, 41, 1038 Burns Ave., theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, Feb. 27. Rickki Burgin, 26, 128 Benson, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, Feb. 25. Dorian Daniels, 25, 816 Poplar Street, theft at 1000 Sycamore, Feb. 24. Calin Carlisle, 26, 442 Bally Clare, attempt at 10948 Hamilton Ave., Feb. 24.

Incidents/investigations Burglary

Attempt made at 800 Cedarhill Drive, Feb. 25.

Criminal damaging


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Ethan Allen and the Cincinnati Freestore Foodbank will host the Dress Your Bed In Style workshop at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at the Ethan Allen Design Center, 11700 Princeton Pike (southwest corner of Tri County Mall). Representatives from the furniture and design store will answer decorating questions. Attendees are asked to bring a donation to the Freestore, which will be a ticket for a door prize drawing. A light lunch will be served.


For reservations and more info, call 772-1900.

Camping events

Backyard Camp ’n’ Gear is gearing up for another season of kids’ camping parties, camping events and camping getaways. Locally owned and located at 1429 Springfield Pike in Wyoming, Backyard Camp ’n’ Gear has equipment for camping in your own backyard or for getaway camping trips. Activity coordinators are available at an hourly rate to engage kids in creative play (arts and crafts, and/or or structured games and

activities) at a group meeting or party. For more information visit, or call 761-555.

Carns named consultant

Jeremy Carns has been named Internet sales consultant for Jake Sweeney Chevrolet, 33 Kemper Road, Springdale. A native of Burlington, N.C., Carns will be responsible for answering Internet leads as well as follow-up for all new and used Chevrolet vehicles at the dealership. He lives in Milford.


10921 Chester Road: Stewart Adam & Dan Day to Grubb Darlene; $65,200 . 21 Annadale Lane: Williams Tama E. to Bank Of New York Tr; $94,000.


10947 Ohio Ave.: Bailey Chad to Federal National Mortgage;

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Reported at 11774 Lawnview Ave., Feb. 23. Vehicle scratched at 266 Nelson Lane, Feb. 23. Reported at 335 Northland Blvd., Feb. 26.

$50,000. 11090 Mulligan St.: Wilp Martin A. Sr & Carmen A. to Moy Victor; $129,000. 1421 Circlefield Drive: Gb & Fo Properties LLC to Bernauer Stephanie R.; $104,000. 1502 Circlefield Drive: Holland Kevin D. to Federal National Mortgage; $60,000. 3957 Mefford Lane: Bracher Carl E. Jr @ 3 to Bracher George C.; $2,370. 4114 Wenbrook Drive: Womack Deanna L. to Habegger Gregory M.; $294,000.


1005 Ledro St.: Fannie Mae to Schalk Peter J. Jr.; $69,400. 1041 Ledro St.: Justes Katalin S. & Daniel to Citibank N.A. Tr; $56,000. 403 Lisbon Lane: Volpe James N. to Federal Home Loan Mortgag;

About real estate transfers

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. $120,000.


34 Leslie Ave.: Mitchell Dorothy M. to Federal Home Loan Mortgag; $14,000.


815 Oak Ave.: Tri-State Holdings Inc. to Qbp Properties LLC; $63,500. 815 Oak Ave.: Holland Everett to TriState Holdings Inc.; $46,000.


Grand opening


Reported at Harter Ave., Feb. 25. Reported at Ledro, Feb. 25. Reported at Harter Ave., Feb. 25. Female reported at Glensprings Drive, Feb. 28.

Officials of the City of Springdale and CBTS Management gathered Feb. 4 to cut the ribbon for the grand opening of the CBTS Managed Services facility in Springdale. Here at the ribbon cutting ceremony are, from left: Jerry Thamann, Julie Matheny, Brian Quinn, Mayor Doyle Webster, Roger White, David Keiser, David Schrage and Jeff Tulloch.


Victim threatened and wallet and contents valued at $300 removed at 1810 Drexel Lane, Feb. 27.


Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 12105 Lawnview Ave., Feb. 23. Vehicle removed through deceptive means at 155 Kemper Road, Feb. 24.

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