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Just as your family has its holiday traditions, the Western Hills Press has a tradition. Every year we salute local people who show us every day what its means to be a good neighbor. We call it “Neighbors Who Care,” and we want you to meet them.

Neighbors offers support in difficult time

Western Hills Press was overwhelmed by the response to our request for nominations for “Neighbors Who Care.” Overwhelmed, but not surprised, as it validates the kind of community in which we live. We profiled as many as we could, but if we missed anyone, we will give them their deserved recognition at a later date. And if this feature has caused you to reflect on a caring neighbor in your life, let us know about them. Send an e-mail to You can read about all of our Neighbors Who Care at

By Kurt Backscheider

Debbie Napier-Rueger said she and her husband, Gary, are fortunate to have Jerry and Debby Hauck as neighbors. Rueger, who lives in Green Township, said the Haucks are the best neighbors in the world, which is why she and her husband nominated them as Neighbors Who Care this year. “Unfortunately, I was diagnosed with breast cancer in late June,” Mrs. Rueger said. “During this journey Jerry and Debby have been with us every step of the way.” She said the Haucks moved their reclining chair into her home so she could have a comfortable place to sleep after her surgery, and they took her and her husband’s dog, Zoey, into their home while she attended chemotherapy sessions. “They have sent encouraging emails, cards and flowers. The list goes on and on,” Mrs. Rueger said. “We are truly blessed to have Jerry, Debby and their furry family members, Indy and Maya, right next door.” Debby Hauck said she and her husband are happy to help, and never considered anything they’ve done for the Ruegers as extraordinary special. “Knowing how we feel about our girls, Maya and Indy, we thought it would be a lot off her mind as we kept Zoey while she went to her medical treatments,” Hauck said. “Debbie and Gary really showed their strength at this difficult time. They are great neighbors, always there for us, too.” Hauck said she and her husband’s wish for the Ruegers and all their great neighbors is a happy, healthy new year.

Westwood woman grateful for outpouring of support By Kurt Backscheider

Sue LaRue said she has many people in her life for whom she is thankful. Friends, neighbors and fellow Westwood United Methodist Church members have all helped the Westwood resident as she battled health problems in 2012, and LaRue said they were all important in their own way. To show her appreciation, she nominated the roughly two dozen people who went out of their way to assist her last year for our Neighbors Who Care feature. “This is a rather lengthy list of people, but each and every one of

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Green Township residents Debby and Jerry Hauck, with their dogs Maya and Indy, were nominated as Neighbors Who Care by their neighbor Debbie Napier-Rueger and her husband, Gary Rueger. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

them made my life so much easier than it might have been,” LaRue said in her nomination letter. “I am very grateful for all that they have done.” LaRue said one of the big projects at her home was the construction of a ramp. Those involved in building the ramp were Margaret Anger, Ken Coleman, Duncan Cordrey, Lynn Hampshire, Mike Haskell, Roger Lindle, David Schneider, Helen Vath and John Hay. “The ramp made it so much easier for me to go to doctor’s appointments,” LaRue said. She said the folks who help get her back and forth to her doctor’s appointments are Sally Dessauer, Charlene Hopman and Marni Warren. LaRue said Suzi Ensminger, Sandy Fuller, Roger Higley and Anne Nickerson have volunteered to drive her, but she’s yet to require their services. Those who have helped her by running errands, doing laundry, completing yard work, taking out the trash, computer work and other jobs include Marty Esselmann and her nephews, Keith, Andy and Jerome; Judy Hearne, Florence Miller, Peg Stedtefeld, Thom Warren and Carol Wright. “And thank you to any others I have forgotten to mention,” LaRue said. “I am truly blessed. I know that everyone is not as fortunate as I am.”

“We just do it to help out, we don’t do it for any recognition,” she said. “We just want to be good neighbors.” Mr. Wiedeman said they’re happy to help all of their neighbors. “That’s just the way we were brought up. You treat your neighbor well,” he said. He said whenever Wambaugh calls him he stops what he’s doing to go help. “She’s a sweetie,” he said.

Covedale woman organizes events for neighbors to enjoy By Kurt Backscheider

Green Township residents Cathy and Bill Wiedeman were nominated as Neighbors Who Care by their neighbor, Virginia Wambaugh, who said Cathy and Bill are the best neighbors anyone could have. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Neighbors there to help whenever needed By Kurt Backscheider

Virginia Wambaugh said Bill and Cathy Wiedeman are the best neighbors anyone has ever had. Because of their kindness and willingness to always be there for her, Wambaugh, a Green Township resident, nominated the Wiedemans for this year’s Neighbors Who Care feature. “I am 86 years old,” Wambaugh said. “For many years, Bill and

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Cathy have cut my grass, shoveled snow, changed light bulbs that I cannot reach and so on.” Wambaugh said the Wiedemans have repeatedly insisted that she call them any time, day or night, for any emergency. “I keep their phone number at my bedside,” Wambaugh said. “They are truly Neighbors Who Care.” Mrs. Wiedeman said she and her husband are honored and humbled to be recognized. She said they’ve been neighbors with Wambaugh on Muddy Creek Road for nearly 30 years.

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Ryan Grawe said Mary Hahn deserves to be recognized for all she does for Covedale. Grawe, who is also a Covedale resident, said Hahn’s commitment to the neighborhood makes her a Neighbor Who Cares. “Mary dedicates her free time to plan and coordinate the wonderful neighborhood events that the residents of Covedale enjoy,” Grawe said. “Because of Mary, we are able to enjoy Christmas in Covedale, the Covedale Summer Concert Series, summer movie nights and the Covedale Chili Fest.” He said Hahn also spends her time and her own money to decorate the Covedale Gardens throughout the year with seasonal themes. “Thank you, Mary, for your dedication to your neighbors and community,” Grawe said.

Delhi resident would rather volunteer than work By Monica Boylson

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derson Ferry Food Pantry every day if he could. “I just like helping out because it makes me feel good that I’m serving God’s people,” he said. The Delhi Township resident has tuberous sclerosis, a genetic disorder that affects the brain, kidneys and heart. He started volunteering at the pantry while attending Oak Hills High School. His special education work study program gave him the opportunity to help at the pantry and he’s been volunteering ever since. “He’s so eager to work,” volunteer Terry Camele said. “He wants to do the best he can.” His mother Sue, 49, said he has a big heart. “He’s been through a lot because of his disability,” she said. “That really af-

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Jason Morency has been volunteering at the Anderson Ferry Food Pantry for six years. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

fected how he treats people. He treats everybody the same.” She said he recently got a job at a dining hall at Xavier University which takes away from the time he can volunteer. “He was really disappointed that he couldn’t volunteer as much at the pantry,” she said. “He’d rather volunteer all his time at the pantry than work.” Morency volunteers several days a week at the pantry, sometimes all day. “He’ll come home exhausted,” his mother said. “But it’s so important to him.”

Camele said that when he’s not at the pantry, he’s definitely missed. “Days when he’s not here, it’s horrible,” she said. “When he’s not here we lack.” And Morency said he likes helping others. “It’s a great feeling,” he said. “People deserve to be helped.”

Delhi resident has great support system By Monica Boylson

When Delhi Township resident Tamy Schenkel was diagnosed with leuke-

mia in August she didn’t expect that she would receive so much help. Coming to her rescue in their own ways were Sara Frey and Tina Harvey. “When I got sick Sara just jumped into action,” she said of the 19-year-old. Frey, a friend of the family, helped orchestrate fundraisers, a blood drive and has continued to help in any way she can. “She’s always there if we need anything,” Schenkel said. Frey has brought over meals on many occasions and she and her family have been watching Schenkel’s dog Lilo since doctors said the germs could be dangerous to her weakened immune system. “It’s comforting to know she’s there for me and my family,” she said. Schenkel said that Harvey was also a support to her, especially while she spent 40 days in The Jewish Hospital in Kenwood. Schenkel said for some time she was quarantined in the hospital which meant that any visitors coming in would have to wear a protective suit, gloves and mask to prevent the spread of germs. She said that nearly every day Harvey would come to visit on her lunch break. “Most of the time she was the only face outside of



the nurses that I saw each day,” she said. “I was quarantined in that hospital room for 35 days, alone, by myself. You can only walk around the room so many times.” She said that Harvey brightened her day and helped her keep her sanity. “You go stir crazy in there after a while,” she

said. And even during times when Schenkel was asleep, Harvey would still sit by her side. “I would always hug her really tight every time she left and tell her, ‘Thank you, thank you, thank you so very much and I’m so glad you came today,’” she said. “I could have told her thank you a bazillion times and I don’t think I could get across to her how important those visits were to me.” She said the two continue to be a support to her and her family. “They’re just amazing people,” she said.


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‘Jekyll and Hyde’ will be in Price Hill The timeless themes in Robert Louis Stevenson's classic horror novel are explored in the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Off the Hill production of “The Travelling Jekyll And Hyde Show,” by playwright Russell Davis. It will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday Jan. 18, at Prospect House, 682 Hawthorne Ave. Tickets are $3 each and can be purchased at the event,, and can be reserved by calling 921-1613 and leaving your name. The show is recommended for age 11 and older. “The Travelling Jekyll And Hyde Show” tells the story of a tiny touring theater attempting to tell the story of the infamous scientist who learns to split his good side from his evil one. Unfortunately, the three actresses are sabotaged at every turn by a domineering director. As the women in the company slowly take control of the story, they also learn to take control of their

lives. Phillip Ray Guevara (Nigel Entwickle), Suzanne Sefinatu Ayoka Blunk (Chantal Baboot) and Heather Petersen (Lady Peggy Dill) from the Playhouse’s Bruce E. Coyle Intern Company will appear in the production. Margaret Ivey, from last year’s Bruce E. Coyle Intern Company, will play Penny Twinkling. Playhouse education director Mark Lutwak will direct. Other members of the production team include Kenton Brett (set designer), Daryl Harris (costume designer), Anna Goller (props designer) and Sydney Kuhlman (stage manager). “The Travelling Jekyll And Hyde Show” will also tour schools (grades six through 12) from Jan. 22 through Feb. 22. For more information about the Playhouse's education and outreach programs, contact the Education Department at 513-345-2242 or visit

Philip Ray Guevara, Suzanne Blunk, Margaret Ivey and Heather Petersen in the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Off the Hill production of Russell Davis’s “The Travelling Jekyll & Hyde Show.” THANKS TO TONY ARRASMITH & ASSOCIATES

Burwinkel lauded as a ‘Champion for Children’ By Kurt Backscheider

East Price Hill resident Bill Burwinkel, who started the Adopt A Class Foundation, was named a 2012 Champion for Children by 4C for Children, the region’s leading resource in early education and care. Burwinkel will accept the honor at a ceremony in January. FILE

Bill Burwinkel’s commitment to helping area children succeed has once again earned him and his foundation an award. The East Price Hill resident and founder of the Adopt A Class Foundation has been named a 2012 Champion for Children by 4C for Children, aregional resource in early childhood education and care. He’ll be presented the award at 4C’s annual Champions for Children Gala at the end of January. Burwinkel said it’s an honor to be recognized by 4C for Children. “They have such a long, long history in providing services to children,” he said. He said he’s accepting the award on behalf of all the businesses and volunteers who are involved in the Adopt A Class program. “I’m only a facilitator,” he said. “I bring people together and then get out of the way and let people do the great work they do.”


In its seventh year, the Champions for Children award honors those who help children reach great heights. “4C is in a unique position to turn the spotlight on those who work to ensure a bright future for the children of our community,” said Sallie Westheimer,

president and CEO of the 4C for Children. “By doing so, 4C hopes to inspire others to become involved in addressing our community’s continuing need to ensure that all children have a positive experience and are prepared for a success in school and life.”

Burwinkel founded Adopt A Class in 2003 after his employees at National Marketshare Group in Lower Price Hill told him they wanted to do more to help students at Oyler School. The nonprofit organization started with a few classrooms at Oyler, and has grown exponentially ever since. The mentoring program is designed to facilitate personal, sustained connections between members of the business community and students enrolled in pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade. The program helps establish mentor relationships with the purpose of providing positive role models and developing practical and social skills for the students, and building the culture of philanthropy and teamwork for the business or community group. Burwinkel said Adopt A Class now has more than 280 businesses and community organizations serving as adopters, and they’ve adopted more than 400 classrooms throughout Greater Cincinnati and mentor more than 7,000 students.

“We knew it was something special when we could no longer keep up with the phone calls from businesses that wanted to get involved,” he said. “It’s having a great impact on the kids.” He said a principal at one area school told him that before Adopt A Class when he would ask students what they wanted to be when they grew up many would say an NBA player or rapper. Now, because the students regularly interact with business professionals, he said the principal was pleased to tell him students say they want to be engineers, accountants or police officers when he asks the same question. “It gives the kids a bigger world to dream in,” Burwinkel said. 4C is also honoring two other people with the Champion for Children award – Willie Carden Jr., who is the director of Cincinnati’s parks system; and Penny Pensak, who is the vice chairwoman for community impact at the United Way of Greater Cincinnati.

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The Hamilton County Park District presents a two-session wood carving class for beginners at Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve Thursday, Jan. 24, and Thursday, Jan. 31. The programs will meet from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each evening in the Ellenwood Nature Barn at the preserve, 3455 Poole Road. Participants will carve a small decorative shelf goose in a natural finish. The $12 program fee includes a wood blank and pattern. You must provide your own knife or you may purchase one from the instructor at the time of the program. Register online by Thursday, Jan. 17, at

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Green Township will present a severe weather spotter training class taught by the National Weather Service in February and is taking registration now. This class teaches how to recognize severe weather, some things that look severe but are not, and how to report information to the National Weather Service. Trained spotters play an important roll in helping warn the community about severe weather. This class also teaches severe weather safety, helping you protect yourself when dangerous weather occurs. The spotter class is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road, in the lower level of the lodge. This course is provided at no cost, but registration is required. For more information or to register, call the Green Township Department of Fire & Emergency Medical Services at 513574-0474 or email

Music shop’s gives to Seton

Seton High School is the proud owner of a new French horn. Western Hills Music in Green Township donated the instrument in early December. Putting Instruments in The Children’s Hands, or PITCH, is a

program started by Western Hills Music owner Gordon Brown. The shop accepts donations of gently-used instruments, fixes them up and gives them to schools in need of instruments. Western Hills Music offers a variety of private lessons, including guitar, percussion, brass and woodwind. For more information about the shop, visit

Spirit in green

Cheer on the Seton Saints as they take on Hughes High School in the annual Green Spirit Night. The fun starts on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 6 p.m. All fifth-, sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students are welcome to attend. Head to Seton early to see the freshman play Turpin at 4:30 p.m. All grade school students are admitted free to the game. For more information, visit or call External Relations Coordinator Leslie Chasteen at 513-471-2600, ext. 110.

Hear how to hike Appalachian trail

Ever considered backpacking the Appalachian Trail? The Hamilton County Park District will have a talk about hiking the trail, basic backpacking essentials and maybe even a trail story or two during one of its Wilderness Skills series at 7

p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at the Winton Centre at Winton Woods. Set a new goal this year to take a backpacking trip, or at least research the possibility. Whether you are interested in a day hike, an overnighter, a section backpacking experience or have a dream of becoming a thru hiker, you may find this helpful. The cost is $3, and registration ends Thursday, Jan. 3. You can sign up at

Writely Sew moving to West Side

Writely Sew, an embroidery and embellishment business that helps fund the Aubrey Rose Foundation, a nonprofit group that supports families with critically ill children, is moving to the the West Side. The business, started by Nancy and Jerry Hollenkamp, is opening at 3862 Race Road this week. The shop was in Mount Healthy. Writely Sew embroiders a variety of apparel for schools, businesses, corporations, nonprofit organizations as well as a multitude of local and national groups. There is no minimum order and any order can be customized to any specification. All work is done in Cincinnati. It has embroidered uniforms for Home Care by Black Stone, Window World of the Queen City, Paycor, DLM Communications and H.J. Benken Florist, and printed T-shirts for Summerfair Cincinnati, La Salle High School

Parky’s offering square dancing

Start the New Year off with free square dancing lessons at Parky’s Farm. Team Hayloft will offer lessons every Tuesday inside the Hayloft Barn beginning Jan. 8 through mid-September from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Classes are open to all ages and no experience is necessary. Beginner dancers will progress from the basic level, to mainstream and then on to plus level. Classes close to the public Jan. 15. Team Hayloft members have up to 20 years of dancing experience and have served as officers of local square dancing clubs and positions in the Southwestern Ohio-Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Team callers are members of Cincinnati Callers and Teachers Association and serve as instructors. Parky’s Farm is located in Winton Woods at 10073 Daly Road in Springfield Township. A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($10 annual; $3 daily) is required to enter the parks. For more information, call Dick Davis at (513) 863-0612.

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MHWO Community Association meets Jan. 9

The Monfort Heights/White Oak Community Association welcomes Phil Nuxhall to its next meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road. Nuxhall, a historian with the Spring Grove Heritage Foundation, will talk about Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, a national historic landmark. He will illustrate his talk with slides from his book “Beauty in the Grove.” Along with the pictures of trees, flowers and landscaping, his talk will cover Cincinnati history, art and architecture as reflected in the development and use of Spring Grove.



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2012: The year in review

ith 2013 upon us, here is a photographic look back at the highlights from the 2012 sports year for the Western Hills Press.

Oak Hills junior Kevin Konkoly celebrates with his medal after finishing seventh in the 400-meter at the state meet June 2. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Taylor senior Christina Dilley (20) celebrates during Taylor’s district final match against Miami East at Tippecanoe Oct. 27. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

West High quarterback Cameron Washington drops back during a scrimmage against Edgewood. The senior totaled 1,461 total yards from scrimmage and 10 touchdowns his senior season. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Mercy senior Amy Feie practices before a match her senior season. Feie was a state qualifer and led her Bobcats to a 23-2 record and a GGCL Scarlet Division title. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Oak Hills High School graduate Maggie Bischoff was named the 2012 Western Hills Press Sportswoman of the Year. THANKS

Oak Hills’ Austin Kron was named the 2012 Western Hills Press Sportsman of the Year.



Oak Hills junior Lauren Slatten hurls one toward the plate during the regional semifinal game against Fairborn May 23. Slatten led the Lady Highlanders within one game of the state tournament and was named The Enquirer Division I player of the year. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Elder’s Jimmy White rips a single that drove in the game-winning run for the Panthers in their regional semifinal game against Vandalia Butler May 24. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Seton High School’s Emily Hayhow qualified for the state meet as part of the 200-yard medley relay - which also set a school record - and in the 100-yard butterfly. FILE ART

Elder running back Chris Schroer (21) goes in for a touchdown against Colerain in overtime of the Division I regional semifinal at Nippert Stadium Nov. 10. Schroer finished the season with 1,193 yard and 20 touchdowns on the ground. JOSEPH FUQUA II/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Elder High School’s Rahkim Johnson, left, controls the head of Moeller’s Chalmer Frueauf during their 220 pound championship match at the Division I district tournament. Johnson went on to the state tournament where he finished second in the state at 220. JOSEPH FUQUA II/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Seton’s Erika LaRosa, right, and Ursuline’s Michele Christy battle for possesson during their Division I regional semifinal game at Lakota East. The Saints senior was a big part of her team’s surprise run deep into the postseason and was named first-team All-GGCL. JEFF SWINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS



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McAuley students go Krogering Students in McAuley High School’s Contemporary Living class recently took a field trip to the Kroger store on Harrison Avenue in Dent. As part of a foods unit in the class, taught by Kathy Dietrich, the students were learning about nutrition and budgeting for food purchases. At the store, under the supervision of store manager Jerry Dietrich (no relation to their teacher), they were shown how to use the Scan-Bag-Go devices available at the store, then “bought” nutritious foods: fruits, vegetables, proteins, dairy products and grains by scanning each item as they loaded it into their carts. The hand-held device kept a running total for the students, who had a $50 limit on their spending. They

Students in Kathy Dietrich's Contemorary Living class at McAuley recently took a field trip to Kroger. PROVIDED. kept their receipts (not the food) and brought them back to school. The second part of the assignment was to plan 21 meals, seven each of break-

fasts, lunches and dinners, with just the food they scanned. Each meal had to follow good nutrition guidelines. “In this project, I

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Girl Scouts of Western Ohio also have two new additions to the product line – Girl Scout snack bars. These snack bars are packed with wholesome ingredients like hearty rolled oats, crispy cereal flakes and chewy granola. There are two varieties—Double Dutch and Tagalongs. Girl Scout snack bars are individually wrapped in packages of five. Girl Scout cookies and snack bars are made by Little Brownie Bakers. The cookies are available in the six flavors and are selling for $3.50 a box. The snack bars come in two flavors and are selling for $4 a box.

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Mercy HealthPlex will offer group swim lessons for ages 6 months to adult starting Jan. 12 and 13 and Tuesday, Jan. 1. Private and semiprivate lessons are also available by appointment.

Join Elder High School’s Mark Thompson and his coaching staff at Rivers Edge pitching clinic. Pitching mechanics will be improved. Increase velocity, improve control, pickoffs, fielding, arm strengthening and injury prevention techniques. The camp will run from 10-11:30 a.m., Jan. 27, Feb. 3, Feb. 10, for ages 11-15 for $80, which includes camp T-shirt. Players need to bring a glove and wear gym shoes. Call 264-1775, visit, or e-mail Deadline is Jan 20.



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Scout cookie sale starts soon What can a girl do? A world of good. It’s Girl Scout cookie time, and this year is poised to be one of our best years yet. The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-run business in the world, and it empowers girls with the strength, abilities and drive they’ll need to become accomplished women who benefit themselves, their family and the world. By participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls develop life-long skills that increase their self-confidence and add new dimensions to their lives. Through the program, girls are presented opportunities to learn goal setting, decision making, money manage-

Delhi Lodge on Foley Road from 6-8 p.m. on the following dates: Thursday, Jan. 10, Monday, Jan. 21 and Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Oak Hills softball head coach Jackie Cornelius-Bedel and her staff will conduct softball clinics again this winter. The clinics will be run by current and former college and professional players and coaches ensuring each player receives the highest quality instruction available in the area. The third annual Winter Skills Clinic will be Feb 2 and Feb 16. The clinic will focus on all areas of fast-pitch softball. Offensive skills to be covered include hitting, bunting, slapping, base running. Defensive areas will focus on both infield and outfield skills. Special drills for pitchers and catchers will also be available. Second through sixth grades are 1:30-3:30 p.m., grades seven to 12 are 4-6 p.m. each day. Clinics will be at Oak Hills High School, 3200 Ebenezer Road. For more information and registration form see or phone 703-6109.


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I do have to agree with Ms. Thompson about the hypocrisy in voting for the same politicians. How a president who believes in infanticide was re-elected by my fellow Americans is mind boggling to me. Abortion is evil but

how Mr. Obama, while a senator from Illinois, could vote not to protect born-alive infants in a bill (”Born-Alive Infants Protection Act”) is beyond my pay grade. Also, Mr. Ostendorf does not spew hatred but facts, we are all could to be saints. Mr. Chabot is fighting for all of us because our

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government has a spending problem, not an income problem. Out in 2013 is political correctness. In in 2013 is common sense. We have lost our moral compass. We have lost our fear of God. Donna Bruce Cleves

Where did money go?

In Congressman Chabot’s article on the fiscal cliff, he quotes statements by prominent Democrats who where opposed to the Bush tax cuts in 2001 and 2003 because they were unfair to the middle class, and says, “I know. I remember. I was there.” I was not in Washington at the time, but what I remember is that in 2001 the United States was projected to have a massive surplus thanks to the economic policies of the Clinton administration. Those tax cuts were not needed to stimulate an economy on the verge of collapse, but rather, were

the Bush Administration’s way to distribute the surplus. Democrats opposed the Bush tax cuts because the wealthiest would overwhelmingly and unfairly receive most of the money. The Republicans thought that trickle down would indirectly work for the middle class, however, again this theory failed as proven by the 2007 recession. Although we have made tremendous strides in the last four years recovering from the Bush administration recession, we need to do more, and returning to the tax rates that were in effect during the Clinton administration for the upper 2 percent makes sense and is not hypocritical. I would instead ask the following, since that money did not trickle down and create jobs during the Bush years, where did it go, and who benefited from it? Ernest Ciambarella Miami Township

How does this help?

How does calling the Democrats hypocrites solve our fiscal cliff problem? If the Democrats call the Republicans idiots for enacting the 2003 tax cut during a war, does that solve today’s problem. You say we should reduce spending. Well which programs do you propose to cut and how much. If both parties don’t solve today’s problem, this middle-class retiree will have to continue to work part-time to maintain my basic life style. Remember, compromise is not a four-letter word. And I believe part of that compromise should be raising taxes on higher earners or cutting loopholes. Let’s work together and solve our problems and get our nation headed in the right direction. Michael H. Haap Green Township

People move, neighborhoods change A few short years ago at a community gathering, Covedale residents asked themselves, “Should our homes, now historic in age and character, be thought of simply as shelter, or appreciated as art objects? In vogue to the period, windows into the lives of those who preceded us.” Noted, was the tangible evidence of how other neighborhoods had declined; inappropriate Jim Grawe COMMUNITY PRESS replacement windows needGUEST COLUMNIST ing to be replaced, vinyl and aluminum siding cracked, buckled, wind torn and faded – glaring examples of how a glut of “maintenance-free home improvement” products, the vanguard of slum landlords, rob homes of their original detailing, character and value. Calling upon our West Side sensibilities we determined that the best way to increase our property values, and maintain a proper balance of owner occupancy, is to simply preserve and enhance the authenticity and architectural integrity of our homes. At the same time we adopted the garden district identity as a way to draw attention to the

attractiveness of our neighborhood. Now, others who embrace a culture of preservation happily plant their roots in the Covedale Garden District. One such young couple recently contacted the Covedale Neighborhood Association seeking advice. Their home’s beautiful Spanish tile roof was leaking and they were very upset that a “reputable roofer” deemed the roof not salvageable – recommending that it be replaced with a shingle roof, guaranteed for 15 years, at a cost of $10,000. The neighborhood association did some research, which led us to a local company that specializes in tile and slate roofs. This story has a happy ending, not only for the homeowners – a $500 repair deemed the roof good for another 80plus years – but for their neighbors, whose property values

The house is the Spanish Colonial home of Kevin McKean and Molly Pace-Scrivener, circa 1929. PROVIDED were also protected as a result. People move. Neighborhoods change. But when a neighborhood embraces a culture of preservation its very name becomes an emblem symbolizing high standards, shared values and a common vision. So

change happens for the better – in a gradual, natural and predictable way. To further the preservation movement the Covedale Neighborhood Association has established a relationship with the Cincinnati Preservation Associ-

ation – to help Covedale residents make informed home-care decisions. Contact us at Jim Grawe is the co-founder of the Covedale Neighborhood Association.

Making the most of your charitable donations ‘Tis the season for giving! The holidays are a time for giving thanks and an important time to remember those less fortunate in your community. With so many good causes and organizations out there, how do you pick the right one? Here are some tips on how to make the most out of charitable donations during the holidays and throughout the year: 1) Follow your heart. Pick a charity or non-profit organization you are passionate about. Not only will your donation help the organization, but choosing a cause you deeply care about will make the gift more meaningful to you. 2) Try to have impact. You probably get requests all the

time from neighbors, colleagues and even at the grocery store to support local causes and fundraisers. Five dollars or Heidi Jark COMMUNITY PRESS $20 here and there to supGUEST COLUMNIST port your friends and family and their activities is totally fine as long as it fits your budget. But if you really want to make an impact through charitable giving, pick the top two or three charities you care about the most and divide your donation amounts among them. By focusing your donations on a few causes, your



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money will go further to help those in need. 3) It is OK to say no. No one likes to say no, but it is impossible to support every request you may receive. Be respectful to the organizations you cannot support and let them know honestly that you are contributing to other causes. This will help you prioritize your giving, and it actually will help the non-profit focus its fundraising efforts on other potential donors. Remember, wasting an organization’s time can be worse than saying no. 4) Do your homework. Besides picking a charity you are passionate about, research the organization. Review its annual report to see how the organiza-

tion is doing financially and how donations are being used. You also can review financial information for charities through your local Better Business Bureau. 5) Don’t wait until the end of the year. The holiday season is a popular time to donate, but nonprofits need support year-round. Consider donating earlier in the year to help organizations offset costs and to help manage your budget before holiday expenses start rolling in. 6) Get the whole family involved. Be an example for your children. Kids learn how to be charitable by watching their parents, and you can help pass on philanthropic behavior by involving your kids in the giving

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process. Let them pick the charity or encourage them to donate toys or clothing to a local nonprofit to get more involved. 7) Volunteer. Non-profit organizations always need volunteers for programs, services and events. Donating your time will help you gain exposure to the organization you support, and you also can see in action how your donations are being used. Above all else, any way you can support those in need is an important part of helping your community to grow and succeed. Heidi Jark is vice president and managing director of the Fifth Third Foundation Office at Fifth Third Bank.

Western Hills Press Editor Marc Emral, 853-6264 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.






Laura Griffin and Ali Voellmecke stand in front of Buckingham Palace. The women, both junior graphic design students at the College of Mount St. Joseph, are participating in the Study Abroad Program in London. PROVIDED.

Readers on vacation

With the weather we have had in the past week or so, we are envious of our readers on vacation. If you are taking a trip, take along you Community Press, snap a photo, and email it to

More than 10 families from Our Lady of the Visitation School invaded Destin, Fla., for fun in the sun and a 40th birthday celebration. They are the Dan and Beth Flanigan family, Chip and Shawna Hendon family, Andrew and Jen Kammerer family, Tim and Shannon McClatchey family, Todd and Amanda Geiser family, Jimmy and Erin Rowland family, Steve and Shannon Horvath family, Chad and Maura Unger family, Mike and Kristin Hensler family, Tom and Lynn Hensler family, Jeff and Sally Hardig family, and John and Liz Maier family. PROVIDED.

Vacationing in Myrtle Beach, S.C., are, from left, Barbara Dawson, Rank Dawson Jr., Nicole Dawson, Natalie Teuschler, Patrick Pendercast and Rank Dawson III. PROVIDED. At Graceland are Betsy Wallbrown, Maria Gruber and Emily Gruber. The group traveled to Memphis for the Liberty Bowl. PROVIDED

At Hollywood Studios in Disneyworld are Green Township residents Matt and Julia Miller with children Quinten, Gillian and Cameron. PROVIDED



work. $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

Parenting Classes Growing Up Again, 7-9:30 p.m., Mercy Hospital Western Hills, 3131 Queen City Ave., Fitness Room A. Learn variety of ways to reach your children, balance love with limits and gain confidence as a parent in today’s complicated world. Four-week course held on Thursdays in January. Book and materials provided. $60. Presented by Catholic Charities SouthWestern Ohio. 241-7745. Westwood.

FRIDAY, JAN. 25 Exercise Classes FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; Sayler Park.

Farmers Market Lettuce Eat Well Winter Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, Free. 661-1792; Cheviot.

FRIDAY, JAN. 4 Exercise Classes

On Stage - Theater

FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, 6720 Home City Ave., Full-body workout consisting of weights, cardio and core work. All ages and abilities welcome. $45 per month. Presented by FitChixx. 205-9772; Sayler Park.

Jerry Finnegan’s Sister, 8 p.m., Glenmore Playhouse, $15. 598-8303; Cheviot. Broadway Bound, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

Farmers Market Lettuce Eat Well Winter Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd., Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 661-1792; Cheviot.

SATURDAY, JAN. 5 Civic Christmas Tree Recycling Drop Off, Noon-3 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Hamilton County residents can recycle their Christmas trees at no cost with proof of residency. Remove ornaments, tinsel, tree bags, etc. Drop offs also available at Bzak Landscaping and Rumpke Sanitary Landfill. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7766; Green Township.

Exercise Classes Beginners Ashtanga Class, 10-11 a.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Practice gentle progression of postures to ease into a fulfilling Ashtanga practice. $30 for five-class pass. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. 675-2725; Delhi Township.

SUNDAY, JAN. 6 Nature Winter Bird Feeding, 2 p.m., Fernbank Park, 60 Thornton Ave., Fernbank Lodge. Learn about the tools and techniques to draw colorful feathered friends to any yard this winter. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Sayler Park.

SATURDAY, JAN. 26 Exercise Classes Northern Kentucky University Norse play their first NCAA Division I home basketball game at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at The Bank of Kentucky Center, Highland Heights, Ky. Their opponent is Atlantic Sun Conference foe University of South Carolina Upstate. For more information, go to THANKS TO KODY KAHLE, NKU Delhi Township. FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; Sayler Park.

Health / Wellness Yoga Back Therapy, 6-7 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Gentle yoga postures to soothe the back. $30 for fiveclass pass or $7 drop-in. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. 6752725; Delhi Township.

FRIDAY, JAN. 11 Exercise Classes

Farmers Market

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9 Dance Classes Dance Class, 4:30-8:30 p.m., Douce Dance Studio, 3772 Shady Lane, Dance instructions. Ages 2 1/2-adult. Tap, ballet, jazz/hiphop, gymnastics, baton twirling. $25 monthly. Registration required. 941-0202. North Bend.

Exercise Classes Beginners Ashtanga Class, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, $30 for five-class pass. 675-2725;

Beginners Ashtanga Class, 10-11 a.m., EarthConnection, $30 for five-class pass. 675-2725; Delhi Township.

On Stage - Theater Jerry Finnegan’s Sister, 8 p.m., Glenmore Playhouse, $15. 598-8303; Cheviot.

Support Groups Western Hills Job Search Satellite Group, 9-11 a.m., Westwood First Presbyterian Church, 3011 Harrison Ave., Community members welcome to learn from and support each other in job-seeking process. Speakers present valuable content about latest in electronic resumes, LinkedIn, effective networking, interview skills, available funding and community resources. Group members provide support and accountability to one another during this stressful time. Free. 6089359. Westwood.



Exercise Classes

Chuck Brisbin, 7-10 p.m., Tom & Jerry’s Sports Bar, 5060 Crookshank Road, Free. 451-1763; West Price Hill.

Exercise Classes

Faith-Based Yoga, 6:45-7:45 p.m., Vineyard Westside Church, 3420 Glenmore Ave., Second Floor Green Room. Faith-based yoga class open to all levels. Free, donations requested. 295-5226; Cheviot.


Music - Acoustic

FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; Sayler Park.

Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Class, 6-7 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Rookie introduction of a progression of Pranayanma (Breathing Tech), focus of gaze (Drishti) and Asanas (postures) leading to a unique practice for each participant. $30 for five-class pass. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. 675-2725; Delhi Township. FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; Sayler Park.

in is mouth. With the news that Jerry Finnegan’s sister is getting married, the time has come for him to make his move. For ages 12 and up. $15. Presented by The Drama Workshop. 598-8303; Cheviot.

Lettuce Eat Well Winter Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, Free. 661-1792; Cheviot.

SATURDAY, JAN. 12 Civic Christmas Tree Recycling Drop Off, Noon-3 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 946-7766; Green Township.

SUNDAY, JAN. 13 Religious - Community A Transformed Life, 1-4 p.m., Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, 5900 Delhi Road, Motherhouse. Provides context within which to understand both the challenges and the blessings of our journey of seeking God and living in a more contemplative way. $50. Registration required. 347-5449. Delhi Township.

MONDAY, JAN. 14 Exercise Classes Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Class, 6-7 p.m., EarthConnection, $30 for five-class pass. 675-2725; Delhi Township. FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; Sayler Park.

Health / Wellness

SUNDAY, JAN. 20 On Stage - Theater Jerry Finnegan’s Sister, 2 p.m., Glenmore Playhouse, $15. 598-8303; Cheviot.

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Five Secrets of Permanent Weight Loss, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Gamble-Nippert YMCA, 3159 Montana Ave., Fitness Room. Lunch and learn. Explanation of metabolism, how sugar and carbohydrates are used and true value of being healthy and fit. Ages 21 and up. Free. Presented by Foundation for Wellness Professionals. 941-0378. Westwood.

TUESDAY, JAN. 15 Exercise Classes Faith-Based Yoga, 6:45-7:45 p.m., Vineyard Westside Church, Free, donations requested. 295-5226; Cheviot.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16 Dance Classes Dance Class, 4:30-8:30 p.m., Douce Dance Studio, $25 monthly. Registration required. 941-0202. North Bend.

Exercise Classes Beginners Ashtanga Class, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, $30 for five-class pass. 675-2725; Delhi Township. FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; Sayler Park.

Health / Wellness Yoga Back Therapy, 6-7 p.m.,

EarthConnection, $30 for fiveclass pass or $7 drop-in. 6752725; Delhi Township.

Music - Acoustic Chuck Brisbin, 7-10 p.m., Tom & Jerry’s Sports Bar, Free. 451-1763; West Price Hill.

Support Groups Western Hills Job Search Satellite Group, 9-11 a.m., Westwood First Presbyterian Church, Vickie Wolfe will speak about resume writing. Free. 608-9359. Westwood.

FRIDAY, JAN. 18 Exercise Classes FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; Sayler Park.

Farmers Market Lettuce Eat Well Winter Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, Free. 661-1792; Cheviot.

On Stage - Theater Jerry Finnegan’s Sister, 8 p.m., Glenmore Playhouse, 3716 Glenmore Ave., Brian has spent his life wrestling with an unrequited “something” for his best friend’s sister. But every time he’s spoken to her, he’s ended up with his foot planted firmly

On Stage - Children’s Theater The Cinderella Files, 11 a.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., In Madcap Puppets’ take on the fairy tale, it’s up to Cinderella’s Fairy Godfather to get her to the ball. $5. Presented by Madcap Puppets. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

On Stage - Theater Jerry Finnegan’s Sister, 8 p.m., Glenmore Playhouse, $15. 598-8303; Cheviot. Broadway Bound, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

SUNDAY, JAN. 27 On Stage - Theater

Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Class, 6-7 p.m., EarthConnection, $30 for five-class pass. 675-2725; Delhi Township.

Jerry Finnegan’s Sister, 2 p.m., Glenmore Playhouse, $15. 598-8303; Cheviot. Broadway Bound, 2 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.




Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Class, 6-7 p.m., EarthConnection, $30 for five-class pass. 675-2725; Delhi Township. FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; Sayler Park.

MONDAY, JAN. 21 Learn the tools and techniques to draw birds to your yard this winter at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at the Fernbank Park Lodge, 60 Thornton Ave. For more information, call 521-7275 or visit FILE PHOTO

Beginners Ashtanga Class, 10-11 a.m., EarthConnection, $30 for five-class pass. 675-2725; Delhi Township.

Exercise Classes

Faith-Based Yoga, 6:45-7:45 p.m., Vineyard Westside Church, Free, donations requested. 295-5226; Cheviot.

Dance Classes Dance Class, 4:30-8:30 p.m., Douce Dance Studio, $25 monthly. Registration required. 941-0202. North Bend.

Exercise Classes Beginners Ashtanga Class, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, $30 for five-class pass. 675-2725; Delhi Township. FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; Sayler Park.

Health / Wellness Yoga Back Therapy, 6-7 p.m., EarthConnection, $30 for fiveclass pass or $7 drop-in. 6752725; Delhi Township.

Music - Acoustic Chuck Brisbin, 7-10 p.m., Tom & Jerry’s Sports Bar, Free. 451-1763; West Price Hill.

Exercise Classes


Faith-Based Yoga, 6:45-7:45 p.m., Vineyard Westside Church, Free, donations requested. 295-5226; Cheviot.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30 Dance Classes Dance Class, 4:30-8:30 p.m., Douce Dance Studio, $25 monthly. Registration required. 941-0202. North Bend.

Exercise Classes Beginners Ashtanga Class, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, $30 for five-class pass. 675-2725; Delhi Township. FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; Sayler Park.

Support Groups

Health / Wellness

Western Hills Job Search Satellite Group, 9-11 a.m., Westwood First Presbyterian Church, Free. 608-9359. Westwood.

Yoga Back Therapy, 6-7 p.m., EarthConnection, $30 for fiveclass pass or $7 drop-in. 6752725; Delhi Township.

THURSDAY, JAN. 24 On Stage - Theater Broadway Bound, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Part three of Neil Simon’s acclaimed autobiographical

Support Groups Western Hills Job Search Satellite Group, 9-11 a.m., Westwood First Presbyterian Church, Sunitha Narayanan will speak about branding yourself through the job search. Free. 608-9359. Westwood.



Rita reviews food trends for 2013

Among the food trends for 2013 are, believe it or not, duck eggs. When we had ducks, the eggs made it to our table in many recipes. According to Bon Appetit, chefs are moving out of the hen house and ditching chicken eggs for their larger and tastier Rita siblings: Heikenfeld duck eggs. RITA’S KITCHEN Restaurants from Venice, Calif., to Cambridge, Mass., are incorporating them into their menu. Some Whole Foods Markets sell them and I have found them at farmers’ markets. This is good news for Bill and Maria Krusling, my sister-in-law Claire’s niece and her family. Maria and Bill have a farm in Albany, Ohio, near Athens, and they have a flock of 450 golden 300 hybrid ducks. Bill and Maria will be selling duck eggs. They also have sheep, cattle, chickens, and herding and sheep dogs. Bill is developing a recipe for high quality raw dog food to sell, as well. With their girls, Rachel and Isabella, they are what I call true “back-to-the-landers” and always have the most interesting, and unique,

This roasted chicken and vegetable dish uses warm spices that were mentioned in the Bible, cumin and coriander. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD stories to tell about their way of living. As far as other trends for the new year, chefs are discovering what some of us have used and loved for years, like cauliflower and even grapefruit. Brazilian food made the list (it is influenced by the Portuguese, African, Lebanese and German cuisines, so you know it’s good) and so did the spice sumac and DIY yogurt (yep, staples in

my Lebanese kitchen). My step-by-step recipe with photos for homemade yogurt is on my blog. As far as technique goes, pan roasting is going to be big. That’s when you start something on top of the stove in an ovenproof pan and finish it off in the oven. More DIY condiments include sriracha, mayo, horseradish and mustard. Gene Goldschmidt, our

own mustard and horseradish king here in the Tristate, has been elevating these two humble condiments into gourmet treats for a long time. We enjoy eating the more mild horseradish leaves and flowers along with the pungent root. Check out my blog for his tips and recipes along with area vendors.

Roasted chicken, cauliflower and carrots with Bible spices

like thighs and legs) Salt and freshly ground pepper Lemon wedges

Yummy! For the Northern Kentucky and Delhi Township readers who wanted more high-heat recipes for chicken and veggies. Adapted from Martha Stewart using two of my favorite Bible spices. I keep tweaking this, sometimes using more coriander than cumin, and vice versa. The coriander has a lemony/ sagey taste and is antiinflammatory. Cumin has an earthy, distinctive flavor and enhances the immune system. Do the sniff and taste test on coriander as it loses its flavor fairly quickly in the pantry. Both carrots and cauliflower are full of antioxidants, and the chicken is a good protein source. After the dish is done, taste and, if you want, sprinkle on a bit more seasonings.

Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Combine veggies and chicken pieces. Coat lightly with olive oil. Spray a large, shallow roasting pan, big enough for everything to fit in single layer. Chicken should be skin side up. Sprinkle all with coriander/cumin mixture, salt and pepper. Roast, stirring veggies once, until chicken is done and veggies are cooked, about 40-45 minutes. Chicken will be beautifully crisp on top. Serve with pan juices and a couple of lemon wedges to squirt on.

1 pound carrots, peeled, if necessary, and cut into large chunks 1 nice head cauliflower, about 4 cups florets 2 teaspoons ground coriander and 1 tablespoon cumin mixed together Olive oil About 3 pounds your choice chicken pieces, leave bones in and skin on (we

Homemade sriracha sauce

I found a couple of nice recipes for this and linked them on my blog ( Rachel Jepson Wolf’s recipe uses honey. Erin Wyso’s vegan blog contains one with palm sugar.

Hot dilled veggies

Let me know if you want my recipe.

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

Be careful when looking into auto refinancing With interest rates at record low levels, you need to be wary of companies’ emails and letters claiming you’re pre-approved for a much lower interest rate on your car loan. Many scam artists are turning from the home mortgage market to auto refinancing and claiming they can drop your payments by hundreds of dollars. But you need to do a lot of research before rushing into any such deal. A friend of mine received a letter saying her current interest rate of 13.55 percent on her car loan could be cut dramatically. The letter said the company has “Pre-qualified you from $7,500 to $33,000 to refinance your vehicle with a rate as low as 3.99 percent.” My friend liked the idea, especially the claim that dropping her interest rate could save hundreds of dollars on her auto loan. However, after filling out a lot of papers and having her credit score checked, the interest rate quoted her was higher than 3.99 percent. While the deal would still save her money, I


suggested she first check with her local credit union. She found a nearby Howard credit Ain union and was told if HEY HOWARD! she joins, for just a few dollars, she could get a loan with an even lower interest rate. The company that sent her the refinancing offer didn’t mention an advance fee for the loan, but many other lenders have

large up-front fees. The Better Business Bureau suggests you have the company proposing the refinancing disclose, in writing, all the services it’s performing, how much it will cost, terms of refunds and any moneyback guarantees. The BBB says you need to be as careful about these refinancing brokers as you would any others touting themselves as instant credit-fixers. My friend was also attracted by the lower monthly payments that came with longer lending

periods. While it’s true the longer the loan repayment period the smaller the payments, you need to be careful. My friend’s car is already more than a year old and she was considering taking out a new auto loan for a five-year period. I cautioned her against such a long loan because a lot of things can go wrong with the vehicle during that time and she could end up paying on the loan even though she no longer owns the car. Bottom line, if you’ve



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DEATHS Andrew Clott Andrew David Clott, 56, died Dec. 21. Survived by wife Geralee “Geri” Hunt Clott; children Shannon (Rich) Clifton, Bradley (Holly), Spencer Clott; siblings Michael (Shirley), Paul Clott, Emily (Jeffrey) Alverson; parents-in-law Mary Lou, Eugene Hunt. Preceded in death by parents Eulalia, Edward Clott, sister Rosanne Schulte. Services were Dec. 27 at St.

Teresa of Avila. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: National Kidney Foundation, 30 Clott E. 33rd St., New York, NY 10016 or American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227-1411.

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Helen Cynthia Faris, 88, Green Township, died Dec. 20. She worked for Procter & Gamble. Survived by children Sandra (Otis) Faris-Shepherd, Charles (Kathy) Faris; grandchildren Rachel (Kurt) Polter, Adam Faris; great-grandchildren Gavin, Ella Polter, Rylie Faris; sister Marie (the late Howard) Adler. Preceded in death by husband William Faris. Services were Dec. 22 at

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Roger Hodgeman Roger Benjamin Hodgeman, 59, died Dec. 24. Survived by wife Myriam Elalouf Hodgeman; sons Cedric, Julian, Steven Hodgeman; mother Betty Hodgeman; siblings Bob (Carol), Ron (Natalie Kiern) Hodgeman, Renee (Richard) Harris, Rhonda (John) Kinnemeyer, Rae Lynn (Bill) Spears. Preceded in death by father Robert Hodgeman. Services were Dec. 27 at St. Vincent de Paul Church. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: Heartland of Woodridge Patient Activity Fund, 3801 Woodridge Drive, Fairfield, OH 45014.

Rev. Jack Mattscheck. Preceded in death by husband Jack Lehan, children Therese (Robert) Dochterman, Timothy (Judy) Lehan. Services were Dec. 28 at St. Jude Church. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hamilton County Park Foundation Legacy Tree Program, 10245 Winton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231.

Connett; many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Services were Dec. 28 at St. Bernard Church. ArLyons rangements by NeidhardMinges Funeral Home. Memorials to St. Bernard School or the Hospice of Cincinnati.

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Betty Wilkinson Overberg, 89, formerly of Western Hills, died Dec. 26 in Lawrenceburg, Ind. She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Joseph Church and the Hidden Valley Golf Club. Survived by Overberg children Joyce (Vincent) Caravella, Mary Jane (Jim) Felland, Carol (Mike) Erb, Janet (Dennis) Edwards, Joni (Charlie) Trotta, Julie (Bill) Niehoff, Jeff (Mary) Overberg; 17 grandchildren; 13 greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Robert Overberg. Services were Dec. 29 at St. Joseph Church. Arrangements by Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials to St. Joseph Church or the Pine Knoll Activity Fund, in care of Dennis George Funeral Home.

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Ella Mae Privett Ella Mae Jones Privett, 74, died Dec. 16. She was a waitress. Survived by children Debra, Michael (Barbara), Teresa, Karen, Paul Privett; siblings Cloa, Lillie, Hurstle, Kay; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Floyd Privett Privett, children Clarence, Jerry, Rosemary Privett, parents Willie, Vina Jones. Services were Dec. 19 at Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials to: Vitas Hospice, c/o Dennis George Funeral Home, 44 S. Miami, Cleves, OH 45002.

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POLICE REPORTS CHEVIOT Arrests/citations Andrew Schunk, 23, 303 Vienna Woods, warrant at Harrison Avenue, Dec. 12. Jeffrey Robinson, 47, 915 Rookwood Drive, warrant at 3814 Harrison Ave., Dec. 12. Betty White, 38, 848 York St., driving under suspension at 4040 Harrison Ave., Dec. 12. Joseph Bruegge, 26, 3289 Milverton Court, warrant at 3814 Harrison Ave., Dec. 13. Pierre Brown, 28, 2927 Temple Ave., driving under suspension at Cheviot Avenue, Dec. 13. Thomas Elsen, 21, 3317 Camvic Terrace No. 10, obstructing official business and resisting arrest at 3954 North Bend Road, Dec. 13. Summer Rodgers, 19, 3623 Puhlman Ave., driving under suspension at 3622 Puhlman Ave., Dec. 16. James Toothman, 44, 3735 Lovell Ave. No. 3, obstructing official business at 3735 Lovell Ave., Dec. 18. Michelle Walters, 29, 4111 Flower Ave., possession of drug paraphernalia, possessing drug

abuse instruments, endangering children and escape at 4109 North Bend Road, Dec. 18. Juvenile, 13, curfew violation at 3640 Westwood Northern Blvd., Dec. 19. Juvenile, 14, curfew violation at 3640 Westwood Northern Blvd., Dec. 19. Juvenile, 14, curfew violation at 3640 Westwood Northern Blvd., Dec. 19. Nathaniel Halbert, 51, 1632 Main St., theft at Harrison Avenue, Dec. 19. Jamie Gray, 19, 2216 South Road, warrant at 800 Broadway, Dec. 19.

Incidents/reports Aggravated robbery Suspect armed with a gun robbed victim of money at Harding Avenue and Robb Avenue, Dec. 17. Assault Suspect choked victim at 3955 Trevor Ave., Dec. 11. Theft Apple iPod and a rosary stolen from vehicle at 3992 Kenkel, Dec. 17. Apple iPod stolen from vehicle at 3987 Janward Drive, Dec. 17.

Apple iPod stolen from vehicle at 4149 Janward Drive, Dec. 17. Gasoline stolen from United Dairy Farmers at 4109 North Bend Road, Dec. 7. Laptop computer stolen from vehicle at 4123 Homelawn Ave., Dec. 17. Money and a watch stolen from vehicle at 4013 Carrie Ave., Dec. 17. Money and debit card stolen from wallet in vehicle at 4023 Homelawn Ave., Dec. 17. Title stolen from vehicle at 4140 St. Martins Place, Dec. 14. Tool kit and 24 CDs stolen from vehicle at 4145 Janward Drive, Dec. 17.

CINCINNATI DISTRICT 3 Arrests/citations Adel S. Samaan, born 1950, assault, 6176 Glenway Ave., Dec. 7. Andrew McGarr, born 1990, aggravated menacing, criminal damaging or endangering, 6165 Glenway Ave., Dec. 14. Antonio Woffard, born 1990, obstructing official business, 1116 Sunset Ave., Dec. 13. Breanna Jade Meyer, born 1994,

possession of drug abuse instruments, 3506 Boudinot Ave., Dec. 6. Chester Reese, born 1985, telecommunication harassment, 3276 Brater St., Dec. 14. Christina Fox, born 1975, drug abuse, possession of drug abuse instruments, 2918 Westridge Ave., Dec. 9. Cierra Matthew, born 1994, possession of drug abuse instruments, robbery, 5555 Glenway Ave., Dec. 11. Damien Vollmer, born 1985, drug abuse, possession of drug abuse instruments, 2604 Westwood Northern Blvd., Dec. 7. Darlisha Townsend, born 1991, criminal damaging or endangering, 3031 Westwood Northern Blvd., Dec. 7. David Roaden, born 1965, theft under $300, 2322 Ferguson Road, Dec. 13. Davonnie Mills, born 1991,


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Butch Scherra Louis J. “Butch” Scherra, 75, died Dec. 24. Survived by sister Alberta Bleha; four nieces and nephews; 12 great-nieces and nephews; five great-great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Louis, Catherine Scherra Services were Dec. 28 at Holy Family. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Holy Family Church Building Fund, 3006 W. Eighth St., Cincinnati, OH 45205.

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Pauline Schubert Taylor, 75, died Dec. 9. Survived by husband Charles Taylor; children Jay Meyer, Shellie (Jeff) Zahneis, Myra (Jim) Clary; grandchildren Dietrick, Matthew, Danielle, Brandon; great-grandchildren Taylor, Halle, Ashten, Gavin, Kensie, Ben, Cayden; siblings John (Sandy) Schubert, Donna (John) Schlueter. Services were Dec. 26 at Jackman Kercheval Meyers Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.

Vivian Townley Vivian Oberwitte Townley, 87, died Dec. 26. Survived by children Vivian (Bernie) Schultian, Darlene

Childers, Darryl (Marianne) Townley, Marlene (Don) Jewell; sisters Shirley Snyder, Bonnie Trompke; nine Townley grandchildren; 13 greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by husband David Townley. Services were Dec. 29 at Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206. Connie Clark Vincent, 71, Green Township, died Dec. 19. Survived by husband Robert Vincent; children Pamela (Gregory) Zink, Daniel (Jeanean) Vincent; grandsons Anthony Bordiere, Ryan Vincent; brother Dennis (Mary) Clark. Services were Dec. 22 Vincent at St. Aloysius Gonzaga. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to Little Sisters of the Poor.

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Cleves, died Dec. 23. She was a homemaker. Survived by husband Bruce Wolf; children Johnny McGuire, Cherie Kurtz, Vickie Worthington; grandchildren Hunter, Alexandra, Zachary, Olivia, Jacob, Jesse, Jake, Samantha; sisters Pat Handy, Beth Ann Webster. Preceded in death by parents Robert, Ethel McGuire, siblings Kenny McGuire, Beverly Getz. Services were Dec. 28 at Dennis George Funeral Home.

criminal damaging or endangering, 2810 Robert Ave., Dec. 14. Drew A. Ernst, born 1990, domestic violence, 5283 Highview Drive, Dec. 12. Dylan J. Wilkins, born 1991, aggravated menacing, 1980 Sunset Lane, Dec. 13. Eddie Collins, born 1976, possession drug paraphernalia, possession of drug abuse instruments, 2918 Westridge Ave., Dec. 9. Gene Gribbons, born 1981, obstructing official business, 6140 Glenway Ave., Dec. 2. Harold Adkins, born 1957, drug abuse, possession of drug abuse instruments, 2604 Westwood Northern Blvd., Dec. 7. Jameal Plair, born 1992, aggravated menacing, grand theft auto, 2526 Montana Ave., Dec. 10. James Oldham, born 1993,

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PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the County Hamilton on Commissioners Wednesday, January 16, 2013, in Room 603 of the County Administration Building at 11:30 A.M. for the purpose of hearing: Case Number: Green 2012-03; Filview Day Care Subject Property: Green Township: On the west side of Filview Circle, approximately 460 feet south of Hutchinson Road (Book 550, Page 182, Parcel 13) Applicant: Greg Davis (applicant), Robert B. & Mary Ann Weidner ( owners) Application:Major Revision to an existing "EE" Planned ReDistrict tail Plan S u m m a r y : To replace a portion of an existing development plan for Case Green 2006-02;Legacy Place to construct a 10, 000 square foot daycare building and 10, 500 square foot building gymnastics with 97 parking spaces and two aconto drives cess Filview Circle Plans are on file and open for public inspection in Room 801, County Administration Building, 138 East Court Street, during normal business hours. Office hours: M o n d a y thru Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Office Phone:513-946-4550 1001742469


possession of drugs, 1730 Wyoming Ave., Dec. 6. Jason Jones, born 1981, criminal trespassing, 4323 Glenway Ave., Dec. 12. Jessica Marie Brumley, born 1984, theft under $300, 6000 Glenway Ave., Dec. 10. Joanne Trimpe, born 1957, theft under $300, 6000 Glenway Ave., Dec. 7. Johnny Denmark, born 1953, child endangering or neglect, 2454 Harrison Ave., Dec. 4. Joseph Jackson, born 1964, criminal trespassing, 1907 Wyoming Ave., Dec. 8. Joseph Raisor, born 1984, falsification, robbery, 5555 Glenway Ave., Dec. 11. Justin Long, born 1992, child

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Legal Notice: The Village of Addys ton is accepting sealed bids on a 2000 Cadillac Escalade "as is". The vehicle may be inspected by contacting Police Chief Tom VonLuehtre at 5 1 3 - 6 2 3 - 2 5 6 3 Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:00am-3:00pm. Sealed bids will be accepted from the date of advertisement through and including at 3:00PM on January 14th, 2013 time of the Bid opening at the Village of Addyston Clerk’s office, 235 Main Street, Addyston, Ohio. No warranties accompany the sale of the Cadillac Escalade, either expressed or implied, as to the fitness of the Cadillac Escalade for any use or its operational condition. The Village of Addyston council reserves the right to reject any and all bidgs. Margaret Ann Dozier, Clerk, Village of Addyston, Ohio. 2179



POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B5 abuse/torture, 3637 Boudinot Ave., Dec. 14. Kevin Collins, born 1983, trafficking, 2724 Queen City Ave., Dec. 12. Larry C. Hadaway, born 1988, domestic violence, 4100 Glenway Ave., Dec. 16. Lauren D. Giesting, born 1983, theft under $300, 6000 Glenway Ave., Dec. 14. Linda McCrary, born 1976, aggravated menacing, menacing, 3131 Queen City Ave., Dec. 10. Loren Caldwell, born 1985, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, 2537 Homestead Place, Dec. 11. Lou Henry, born 1992, domestic violence, 2390 Harrison Ave., Dec. 9. Marko Hunter, born 1983, drug abuse, obstructing official

business, 2604 Westwood Northern Blvd., Dec. 11. Marshall R. Justin, born 1990, obstructing official business, theft under $300, 6000 Glenway Ave., Dec. 16. Michael Donald Burwell, born 1975, theft under $300, 2322 Ferguson Road, Dec. 11. Michael Glenn Marlowe, born 1959, assault, 4748 Glenway Ave., Dec. 16. Michael McCants, born 1980, domestic violence, 836 Harris Ave., Dec. 11. Mischael Powell, born 1994, misdemeanor drug possession, possession drug paraphernalia, 2836 Harrison Ave., Dec. 9. Natasha Mobley, born 1977, felonious assault, 2699 Lafeuille Ave., Dec. 13. Orlando Flemming, born 1987, felonious assault, 2144 Ferguson Road, Dec. 13. Orlando Mitchell, born 1987,

theft under $300, 2201 Harrison Ave., Dec. 14. Pedro Aguilar, born 1984, disorderly conduct, obstructing official business, 4216 W. Eighth St., Dec. 15. Richard B. Dews, born 1964, domestic violence, 2250 Ferguson Road, Dec. 11. Robert H. Spratt, born 1981, criminal damaging or endangering, 3402 Boudinot Ave., Dec. 16. Samantha Abbott, born 1994, theft under $300, 2322 Ferguson Road, Dec. 9. Samirrah Kelsey, born 1980, domestic violence, 1644 Iliff Ave., Dec. 16. Shannon Reese, born 1986, criminal damaging or endangering, 2810 Robert Ave., Dec. 14. Sharon Verax, born 1961, theft under $300, 6150 Glenway Ave., Dec. 15.

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PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Hamilton County Rural Zoning Commission on Thursday, January 17, 2013, in Room 805 County Administra tion Building at 1:00 P.M. for the purpose of: Case Number: Green 2013-01; 5600 Harrison Retail Subject Property: Green Township: On the north side of Harrison Avenue, approximately 150 feet southeast of the Westwood Northern Boulevard and Harrison Road intersection (Book 550, Page 181, Parcel 11) Applicant: Francis Niehaus, and 5600 Harrison Avenue LLC (owners) Application: From: C Residence To: EE Planned Retail Plan Summary: To construct up to three office/retail (5,000 square foot retail and 22,500 square foot office) buildings with 99 parking spaces with one access drive onto Westwood Northern Blvd and two access drives onto Harrison Road

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Shedreia Green, born 1971, aggravated menacing, 3142 Bracken Woods Lane, Dec. 15. Sheila Bonner, born 1988, theft under $300, 6000 Glenway Ave., Dec. 12. Steven A. Ernst, born 1959, domestic violence, 5283 Highview Drive, Dec. 13. Steven Kenneth Evans, born 1970, falsification, 2604 Westwood Northern Blvd., Dec. 7. Terrence D. Ahern, born 1972, building code violation, 4127 Flower Ave., Dec. 13. Timothy Burgess, born 1973, theft $300 to $5000, 3400 Hazelwood Ave., Dec. 11. Tonya Harper, born 1979, disorderly conduct, 2144 Ferguson Road, Dec. 7. Vernon Glenn Garnett, born 1965, domestic violence, drug abuse, misdemeanor drug possession, 1823 Wyoming Ave., Dec. 13. Zachary Jaeger, born 1994, aggravated menacing, 4431 W. Eighth St., Dec. 12.

Incidents/reports Aggravated menacing 2526 Montana Ave., Dec. 10. 3131 Queen City Ave., Dec. 10. 4431 W. Eighth St., Dec. 12. Aggravated robbery 2717 East Tower Drive, Dec. 3. 3725 Westmont Drive, Dec. 2. 4400 Glenway Ave., Dec. 3. 6212 Glenway Ave., Dec. 5. 1600 Iliff Ave., Dec. 11.

Assault 2400 Harrison Ave., Nov. 25. 2586 Lafeuille Ave., Nov. 29. 2800 Lafeuille Ave., Nov. 27. 3080 McHenry Ave., Nov. 25. 4311 Delridge Drive, Nov. 28. 4666 Rapid Run Road, Nov. 26. 2120 Ferguson Road, Nov. 30. 2638 Pancoast Ave., Dec. 3. 2703 Erlene Drive, Dec. 1. 3015 Bracken Woods Lane, Dec. 5. 3159 Mozart, Dec. 5. 3773 W. Liberty St., Dec. 3. 2144 Ferguson Road, Dec. 8. 2679 Montana Ave., Dec. 8. 3159 Gobel Ave., Dec. 6. 4500 Glenway Ave., Dec. 11. 5010 Glenway Ave., Dec. 11. 5010 Glenway Ave., Dec. 13. 6176 Glenway Ave., Dec. 7. 710 Trenton Ave., Dec. 7. Breaking and entering 1100 Maureen Lane, Nov. 29. 2910 Grasselli Ave., Nov. 26. 3155 Boudinot Ave., Nov. 28. 1270 Gilsey Ave., Dec. 1. 2570 Gobel Court, Dec. 5. 3135 Mozart St., Dec. 1. 1008 Schiff Ave., Dec. 6. 2412 Nova Ave., Dec. 8. 2811 Queen City Ave., Dec. 10. 2926 Mignon Ave., Dec. 11. 3358 Cavanaugh Ave., Dec. 10. 4241 Glenway Ave., Dec. 11. Burglary 1223 Dewey Ave., Nov. 28. 1412 Manss Ave., Nov. 28. 1757 Gilsey Ave., Nov. 25. 1926 Westmont Lane, Nov. 26. 3112 Werk Road, Nov. 25.

PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Hamilton County Rural Zoning Commission on Thursday, January 17, 2013 in Room 805, County Administration Building at 1:00 P.M. for the purpose of: Case Number: Miami 2002-01; Trails of Fiddlers Green Subject Property: Miami Township : 3005 Fiddlers Ridge Drive; at the end of Fiddlers Ridge cul-de-sac (Book 570, Page 50 Parcel 403) Applicant: Jason Lane, applicant and owner Application: Approval of a Major Adjustment to an existing "A PUD" Residence-Planned Unit Development District Plan Summary: To construct a deck that encroaches 3 feet into the 35 foot rear yard setback Plans are on file and open for public inspection in Room 801, County Administration Building, 138 East Court Street, during normal business hours. Office hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Office Phone: 513-946-4550 1001741933


3340 Cavanaugh Ave., Nov. 26. 3611 Fieldcrest Drive, Nov. 28. 3721 Westmont Drive, Nov. 29. 1911 Wyoming Ave., Dec. 2. 2707 East Tower Drive, Dec. 4. 2753 McKinley Ave., Dec. 2. 3362 Wunder Ave., Dec. 2. 1646 Dewey Ave., Dec. 8. 1852 Sunset Ave., Dec. 12. 1852 Sunset Ave., Dec. 12. 1916 Westmont Lane, Dec. 7. 2655 Thomasville Drive, Dec. 6. 2806 Robert Ave., Dec. 6. 2932 Ferguson Road, Dec. 12. 3216 Epworth Ave., Dec. 6. 3284 Broadwell Ave., Dec. 10. 3347 Werk Road, Dec. 10. 3364 Anaconda Drive, Dec. 10. 3441 McFadden Ave., Dec. 9. Criminal damaging/endangering 1041 Fisk Ave., Nov. 27. 1275 Dewey Ave., Nov. 26. 1757 Iliff Ave., Nov. 26. 2322 Ferguson Road, Nov. 25. 2445 Montana Ave., Nov. 23. 2592 Ferguson Road, Nov. 28. 2642 McKinley Ave., Nov. 26. 4210 Glenway Ave., Nov. 29. 4241 Glenway Ave., Nov. 29. 4666 Rapid Run Road, Nov. 26. 5060 Crookshank Road, Nov. 24. 5064 Glencrossing Way, Nov. 28. 830 Nebraska Ave., Nov. 28. 2627 Ocosta Ave., Dec. 5. 2649 Westbrook Drive, Dec. 3. 2718 Montana Ave., Dec. 3. 2745 Anderson Ferry Road, Dec. 4. 3031 Westwood Northern Blvd., Dec. 2. 3334 Werk Road, Dec. 3. 3366 Gerold Drive, Dec. 2. 3366 Gerold Drive, Dec. 2. 3725 Westmont Drive, Dec. 4. 4001 St. Lawrence Ave., Dec. 4. 5835 Glenway Ave., Dec. 3. 1100 Winfield Ave., Dec. 10. 1235 Sliker Ave., Dec. 13. 1646 Dewey Ave., Dec. 12. 1751 Gilsey Ave., Dec. 7. 2180 Karla Drive, Dec. 14. 2375 Montana Ave., Dec. 10. 2390 Harrison Ave., Dec. 13. 2484 Montana Ave., Dec. 14. 2531 Westwood Northern Blvd., Dec. 13. 3900 Vincent Ave., Dec. 10. 4765 Hardwick Drive, Dec. 9. 911 Rosemont Ave., Dec. 11. 935 Rosemont Ave., Dec. 9. Criminal mischief 2631 Gehrum Lane, Dec. 5.