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What to do with old school? Three Rivers discussing fate of current high school building

Signing day

Feb. 2 was the day high school athletes in some sports were able to sign letters of intent to play sports in college. – MORE PHOTOS, A7

Chief talk

Cincinnati Police Chief Tom Streicher, who is retiring this spring, will be the speaker at the Western Economic Council meeting at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at Twin Lanterns on 6191 Harrison Ave., Green Township. The council will honor Streicher for his 40 years of service and leadership with Streicher the Cincinnati Police Department. Streicher’s presentation will recount his beginning in 1971 as a police cadet as he rose through the ranks to police chief. The meeting starts with coffee and socializing at 7:30 a.m., breakfast buffet at 8 a.m. and the presentation with questions and answers at 8:30 a.m. Make RSVPs no later than 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, to Bob Polewski at Cost is members $15, nonmembers $20, with first-time member-sponsored guests complimentary The 2011 yearly membership dues – $30Individual and $50 business – may be paid at the door.

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Cheviot has OK’d a supplier for the city’s aggregation program, so now residents have a choice for where they get electricity. – FULL STORY, A4

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Three Rivers Local School District officials and members of the community are beginning to meet and discuss possible uses for the district’s buildings when the new preschool through 12th-grade school is completed in 2013. The district is constructing a new $63 million pre-kindergarten through 12thgrade school building at the corner of North Bohannon Miami and Cooper avenues in Cleves. Voters approved a 4.97-mill, 37-year bond levy in May 2010 to allow for the new school. The Ohio School Facilities Commission is contributing $25 million toward the cost of the building. Three Rivers Superintendent Rhonda Bohannon said district leaders are working with a committee of community members to determine what the district will do with its existing school buildings. “It’s very much in the preliminary stages,” she said, noting that nothing has been decided or finalized. Kari Kuh, the district’s development director, said a committee


Officials and community members in the Three Rivers Local School District are in the preliminary stages of discussing what to do with the district’s existing buildings when the new prekindergarten through 12th-grade school is completed in 2013. Some ideas for Taylor High School include turning it into a community center, combining it with an area government building or partnering with a community organization to keep it intact. comprised of North Bend village council members, North Bend Mayor Terry Simpson, North Bend residents, Taylor High School graduates and other interested stakeholders has been formed to discuss what will happen with Taylor High School. Based on input residents provided the district at a community engagement meeting last summer, the committee, which has been dubbed the Taylor Repurposing

Team, is discussing a number of options. Some of the ideas presented at the community engagement meeting include turning the building into a community center, combining it with an area government building, making it a library or approaching a community college about using the facility as a satellite branch. Kuh said at one point there was a hope to work with a community

group to keep Taylor intact and utilize the swimming pool and facilities for community use and meeting space. “The Taylor Repurposing Team will discuss that and other ideas,” she said. Bohannon said it’s also possible the district may try to sell Taylor. “We are looking at a lot of different options before that decision is made,” she said. She said the district is already planning to sell Miami Heights Elementary School, Three Rivers Middle School and the district office. The district will keep C.T. Young Elementary School in Cleves and turn it into the new district office building. Bohannon said the board of education is working with the village council in Addyston and reviewing the village’s economic development plan with them to determine the best use for Meredith Hitchens Elementary School. “Hopefully that will have positive results for both groups,” she said. Three Rivers is not expected to make any final decisions regarding its existing buildings for quite some time, as the district will continue to need the buildings until students and teachers are completely moved into the new school.

Mercy fares well at engineering challenge By Kurt Backscheider

A group of students from Mother of Mercy High School proved women are just as good, and even better, than men when it comes to engineering and construction. Seven Mercy engineering students won third place in the regional Association of Equipment Manufacturers Construction Challenge, which took place Jan. 15, at Northwest High School. The Mercy students were the only all-girl team to compete. “I’m proud of us because we were the only girl team there,” said junior Nicole Metzner, of White Oak. “We worked as a team, even through our disagreements.” Mercy competed against 24 other high schools from throughout Ohio, Kentucky, Missouri and Pennsylvania. The regional contest was one of nine national qualifying rounds held throughout the U.S. and Canada. Although the team from Mercy did not advance to the next stage of the competition, the students gained valuable knowledge and were pleased with their efforts. “It was a neat experience, definitely something I never thought I would do,” said junior Alexandra Harter, of North Bend. “It was a real confidence boost to know that we were the only all-girl team there, and when we won our awards it showed that engineering and construction is not just a male-dominated field.” Tracey McCall, a Mercy science teacher who coached the team, said her students were

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earn extra points based on how they constructed the road course. “We read the instruction manual word-for-word,” she said. Metzner added, “We were smart enough to interpret the rules differently from everyone else.” McCall said every team in the competition received the same set of supplies and instructions, and how the

teams used those materials to meet the requirements determined the amount of points they received. Junior Jennie Boehm of Mack said the challenge gave her a greater appreciation for the amount of engineering and thought behind construction and infrastructure projects. “A lot of planning goes into construction projects,” she said. “The

guidelines we were given were very specific, which goes to show just how important every measurement is.” Emily Diersing, a junior from Monfort Heights, said it was fun to work together cooperatively as a team. “It truly gave our team an advantage and without it we would not have been able to succeed as we did,” she said.

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St. Teresa of Avila sixth-grader David Datillo had a lucky bingo board during an all-school bingo game for Catholic Schools Week. As a winner, Datillo got to choose between a trinket from the prize basket or a pass for an out-of-uniform day. He chose the latter.

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Black jack, big six, jumbo poker, and many more games of chance and skill will be part of St. Al’s Bridgetown Monte Carlo at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, in the school gymnasium, 4390 Bridgetown Road. All proceeds from this event, which is open to the public, will benefit St. Aloysius Gonzaga School. There will also be a designated high rollers section and a hold ‘em tournament which will pay $1,000 to the winner and cash prizes to the other top nine finishers based on 100 players. Pre-registration is available at www. Admission to the Monte Carlo is $10 a person or $15 a couple and includes hourly door prizes, music, soft drinks, and a variety of food including sandwiches, shrimp, crab cakes, pizza, hot hors d'oeuvres and dessert.

Beer, wine and mixed drinks will be available for purchase. Among the games to be offered will be: bars and bells; jumbo poker; left, right, center; money wheel; black jack; beat the dealer; big six ; poker; splitthe-pot; and super split-the-pot. For more information and to register for the hold ‘em tournament, go to

College help

Cheviot Savings Bank Charitable Foundation’s board will donate $40,000 in scholarship funds to 10 local high schools. The scholarship funds are for local high school students graduating in 2011. The high schools receiving the funds are: Elder, Seton, Western Hills, La Salle, Oak Hills, Taylor, Mercy, McAuley, Colerain and Harrison High School. Students can contact their school counseling office for more information on the scholarships.

This is the eighth year that Cheviot Savings Bank Charitable Foundation has provided scholarship dollars to the area high schools. Kevin Kappa, chairman of the foundation, said the business is happy to be in a position to help local students, recognizing the cost for higher education continues to rise and any help for the students is appreciated.

The 1937 flood

Seventy-four years ago, in January 1937, Cincinnati experienced the worst flood to ever hit the city. Phil Lind, who has been collecting old photographs of local interest for many years, will present a slide show of photos from his collection and tell the story of this devastating flood when he speaks at the next Westwood Historical Society meeting. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, at Westwood First Presbyterian

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Family Dinner Night

The PTA at Oakdale Elementary School in Bridgetown is hosting its annual PTA Founder’s Day celebration in conjunction with a Family Dinner Night. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, at the school, 3850 Virginia Court. The lasagna dinner is free to all Oakdale families, but the PTA is requesting donations for Lake High School in Milbury, Ohio, a school that was completed destroyed by a tornado last June. All donations will be used to purchase Barnes & Noble gift cards to rebuild the school’s library. A PTA unit meeting is scheduled for after the dinner. The meeting will include a ceremony to honor all past Oakdale PTA presidents. The school’s PTA is in the midst of updating its records, and is asking for any previous Oakdale PTA president to contact Kelly Weissmann at 347-0447 or coprdog@

Meet the board

The Cheviot Westwood Community Association announced its new board members for 2011. The association welcomes Bonnie Perrino-Badinghaus, of Angels Touch Nursing Care; Deb Munstock, of Cheviot Savings Bank; Tom Jenkins, of Cheviot Supply; and Kevin Leidecker, of NYPD Pizza. The new board members join Jeff Becker, Kevin Burnett and Jenny Eilerman on the board. Members of the Cheviot Westwood Community Association are busy organizing the 10th annual Westfest celebration, which will take place at the end of June. Anyone interested in joining the association can contact Ray Kroner at 661-1400. The group’s next meeting is at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, at the Cheviot Branch Library, 3711 Robb Ave.

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Mitch Hill, an officer with the Green Township Police Department, is now being addressed with a new title. He is officially Green Township Police Sgt. Mitch Hill. The Green Township Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday, Jan. 24, to promote Hill from the rank of corporal to the rank of sergeant. Hill said he appreciates the trustees and the township administration giving him the opportunity to move up within the police department, and he also thanked his fellow officers


for their support. “I’ll continue to work hard to serve the citizens here in Green Township,” he

said. Green Township Police Chief Bart West said Hill’s promotion ensures the department has one sergeant on duty for each of its three shifts – day, afternoon and evening. West said Hill joined Green Township’s police force in March 2005, after serving four years as a police officer for Miami University in Oxford. Hill came on board as a patrol officer,

and was promoted to corporal a few years later. Hill graduated from Miami University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. “He’s a very intelligent individual who is very even-tempered,” West said. “Mitch has been an excellent officer for our department, and we’re glad to have him as a sergeant.” West said Hill has progressed fairly quickly through the ranks, as he has scored very high on all his written and physical exams. Hill’s promotion to sergeant was effective Tuesday, Jan. 25. He will earn an annual salary of $68,720.





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St. Jude School second-graders Matt Gagnon, left, and J.T. Miller examine a large bird feather during a presentation by bird trainers from the Cincinnati Zoo. The zoo’s Wings of Wonder program stopped by the school Thursday, Feb. 3, as part of Catholic Schools Week.

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Cheviot selects supplier for electricity aggregation By Kurt Backscheider

Cheviot residents and business owners have a choice when it comes to electricity suppliers. City officials recently voted to approve Dominion Retail as the supplier for the city’s electrical aggregation program. Ward 3 Councilman Jim Sunderhaus said Dominion offered the lowest rate of the companies who responded to the city’s request for proposals. Dominion will offer

customers a rate of 0.058 cents per kilowatthour. Aggregation is similar to bulk Sunderhaus buying. Cheviot is gathering residents and businesses together and offering them the chance to purchase electricity at a bulk rate. Cheviot voters approved a ballot issue in May 2010 giving city leaders authority to negotiate for the best

electric rates on behalf of residents. Sunderhaus said residents and business owners will soon receive information in the mail from Dominion concerning the program. “Our program is an ‘optout’ program whereby everyone is enrolled unless you respond and opt out by signing and returning the form 21 days or less from the postmarked date of the letter,” he said. “If you are already with an alternative supplier other

For more info The following are websites and phone numbers that may be helpful as residents decide on whether or not to participate in the Cheviot electrical aggregation program: • Eagle Energy, or 251-7285 than Duke Energy you should not receive this letter.” Sunderhaus said if residents who are with an alternative supplier determine

Tierney wins Mount nursing award During the 15th annual Leadership in Nursing Awards program in early November, the College of Mount St. Joseph honored Carol C. Tierney with the

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• City of Cheviot, • Dominion Retail, or 1888-574-1160 • Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, or • Duke Energy, they could receive a better rate from Dominion, they can call Dominion Retail directly to enroll in the city’s program. However, he said resi-

dents who are with alternative suppliers should be aware that they may incur a cost from their existing supplier for switching, but they will have to check into that themselves. “This program offers us a way to save on our electric bill,” Sunderhaus said. “If your house is like mine you’re receiving information from various electrical providers daily asking for your business. Ultimately, it is up to us to decide individually what is best for our family or business.”

Doctors, caregivers join Mercy physicians Mercy Health Partners is making it easier than ever for patients to access comprehensive health care services on West Side. Twenty-six physicians from Greater Cincinnati Associated Physicians (GCAP) will become part of Mercy Medical Associates, the growing network of doctors employed by Mercy Health Partners. The GCAP primary care physicians who will be joining Mercy Medical Associates are located in seven offices that spread from White Oak to Harrison. Their addition to the Mercy network of care means it will be easier for residents to get high-quality treatment for the majority of their health care needs right in their community – from primary care to follow up tests to acute care. “I have patients with chronic illnesses who require ongoing treatment and have really benefited from Mercy’s approach to providing comprehensive, high-quality care where people live,” said Daniel Barnes, M.D., a family medicine physician with GCAP who is based at the Neeb Road office. “Mercy is investing in the West Side more than ever; they are demonstrating a commitment to quality and improving access to health care that is truly inspiring to many of us in the medical community.” On the West Side, Mercy provides two acute care hospitals, a 24/7 emergency medical center, imaging centers, primary and specialty care physician practices, and senior living communities. Construction will also begin soon on the new Mercy Hospital West, at I-74 and North Bend Road which will include maternity care, a heart center, a cancer center, and a women’s health center. Along with the conven-

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The physicians and caregivers of the Greater Cincinnati Associated Physicians who are joining Mercy Medical Associates are (in alphabetical order): Daniel Barnes, M.D., Tegal Bhatt, D.O., PhD, Stephanie Broughton-Hartline, D.O., Mary Theresa Cardone, M.D., Prasad Chandra, M.D., Matthew Ciambarella, D.C., Thomas Dryer, M.D., Geralynn DuellBriedenstein, D.O., John Grimm, D.O., Dirk Hines, M.D., Krista Hodges, C.N.P., John Kerbo, D.O., Prashanth Kesav, M.D., Richard Klopp, M.D., Todd Kravetz, M.D., John Leisgang, M.D., Kellene Lenz, M.D., Jason Mattingly, M.D., Gregory Niehauser, D.O., William Rath, D.O., Paul Rupp, M.D., Sharon Sax, M.D., Joseph Seibert, M.D., W. David Smith, M.D., Traci Turner, M.D., Matthew Witsken, M.D. and Perry Wong, M.D. ience of more locations and easier access, Mercy also provides more coordinated care through electronic medical records (EMR’s), which have been implemented in all of its physician practices and are being added to its area hospitals. This technology allows patients to schedule appointments, view test results and review their medical history through a secure online system. The EMR’s also enhance communication between a patient’s primary care physician and their specialists, helping provide more efficient medical care. Mercy Medical Associates includes 200 physicians and more than 60 physician practices throughout Greater Cincinnati. Specialties include bariatrics, cardiology, endocrinology, family medicine, gynecology, infectious diseases, internal medicine, orthopaedics, psychiatry, pulmonology, and rheumatology.

Schott to lead Delhi Business Association By Heidi Fallon

Winter weather forced Steve Schott to postpone his first meeting as the newly elected president of the Delhi Business Association. The Jan. 12 meeting was canceled due to snow. “That’s OK,” Schott said, with a smile. “There’s always next month.” Schott is succeeding Mike Mierke and will serve a oneyear term. Owner of Stephen G. Schott, CPA, on Anderson Ferry Road, Schott has been active with the association the past eight years.

“I live in Green Township, but have always tried to do everything I could within the business Schott association to support and help our Delhi businesses,” he said. His goals as the new president, Schott said, include adding additional services for businesses, like group insurance rates. Schott said he also wants to see the association’s website improved to make it “more user friendly” for both

businesses and potential customers. Barring another blast of winter weather, Schott should chair his first meeting at the association’s Wednesday, Feb. 9, meeting. Other new officers for the coming year are Russ Brown, vice president; Marty Schultes, secretary; Sharon Frey, treasurer; and board members Mierke, Chip Brigham, Jack Ryan and Mary Helmes. The association meets the second Wednesday of each month at 8:15 a.m. at the Delhi Township Park Lodge, 5125 Foley Road.


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Mercy High School’s Mock Trial Team is, seated from left, Crissie Raines (Cheviot), Catherine Schultz (Harrison), Katherine Ruwe (Covedale), Halle Specht (Monfort Heights); standing, Elizabeth Bley (Cleves), Emily Diersing (Green Township), Mary Burger (Covedale) and Brianna McCrea (Green Township).

Mercy second in mock courtroom


Students in Eileen Schweinberg’s first-grade class at St. Aloysius Gonzaga School took a field trip to Kroger for hands-on reinforcement of their recent unit on nutrition. Students visited the store and received behind-the-scenes tours of the bakery, produce, meat and dairy departments. They also enjoyed learning about some of the employees’ jobs and tried their hand at collecting carts, stocking milk coolers and scanning groceries. In the nutrition unit, they learned about the food pyramid and making healthy food choices. They sampled new and unusual vegetables and fruits they were able to locate and identify when they visited Kroger. Kaitlynn Hester and Ethan Mason are pictured preparing to collect carts at Kroger.

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Mother of Mercy High School’s Mock Trial team finished second out of 30 teams at the third annual University of Cincinnati High School Mock Trial Invitational on Jan. 8. Teams from throughout the state competed. Mercy’s team went head to head with Nordonia (Macedonia) in the first round and Mason in the second round. They took second to Reading

who outscored them by just two points, 205-203. Mercy outscored five GCL teams – St. Xavier, Elder and St. Ursula, plus Oak Hills – the reigning champions. Once again, Mercy’s team went 4-0 and won all four trial awards: • Liz Bley (Cleves), Best Attorney and Best Witness, • Mary Burger (Covedale), Best Attorney, and

• Crissie Raines (Cheviot), Best Witness. Mercy now holds the distinction of being the only school to go 4-0 every year as well as the only all girls school to place in the top three every year. Mercy’s next mock trial match will be the district match held Tuesday, Feb. 1, at the Hamilton County Courthouse at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

DePaul Cristo Rey High School has open house New walls, new wireless technology, new furniture and lockers – construction is over and the newly renovated DePaul Cristo Rey High School is ready to show its transformation to the community. Cincinnati’s newest Catholic high school will host a Community Open House 1-4 p.m.. Sunday, Feb. 20, at 1133 Clifton Hills Ave., where Central Parkway meets Clifton Hills Avenue, one block south of Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. DePaul Cristo Rey High School

is sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati and will offer underserved students in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky the opportunity for a strong college preparatory education in a Catholic setting. At the open house, community members can see the school’s transformation, meet the staff, and learn about the Cristo Rey model of education and the unique Corporate Work Study Program which enables students to finance a significant portion of the cost of their education.

Cristo Rey Network schools utilize a longer school day and year, academic assistance and counseling to prepare students with a broad range of academic abilities for college. Of the graduates of the class of 2010 at Network schools, 100 percent were accepted into college. For directions or more information, enrolling a student, becoming a corporate partner, or other ways to support DePaul Cristo Rey, contact the school office at 861-0600 or visit www.

HONOR ROLLS McAuley High School

The following students earned honors for the second quarter of the 2010-2011 school year.



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First honors: Nicole Ashcraft, Erin Bergmann, Jayme Bittner, Lydia Black, Meredith Bodkin, Alexa Bolin, Allison Bollin, Cassandra Brakers, Elizabeth Brock, Mary Broering, Kerry Caddell, Christine Conway, El-Asa Crawford, Bridget Crowley, Lindsey Decher, Elizabeth Doyle, Mary Findley, Susan Findley, Kathryn Flanigan, Colleen Flynn, Christina Gruenwald, Elise Hargis, Andrea Heckle, Sarah Herman, Anna Herrmann, Emily Jester, Lauren Jones, Justine Junker, Megan Kaake, Brittani Kohls, Jamie Kolb, Maria Lupp, Chelsey Maag, Elizabeth Morris, Molly Murrison, Kelley Namaky, Amanda Rapien, Kelly Rogers, Laura Rothan, Lauren Schneider, Tayler Thress, Julia Timme, Katherine Wernke and Emily York. Second honors: Shaiza Alvi, Jordan Beal, Nicole Beccaccio, Erin Bepler, Emily Blessing, Danielle Browning, Jennifer Burgoyne, Sarah Bushman, Kimberly Calder, Chloe Caldwell, Abigail Ceddia, Nina Clark, Stephanie Clemons, Anna Denuzio, Brianna Doxsey, Abigail Engel, Alyssa Finke, Nina Frondorf, Kathryn Geckle, Morgan Gelhausen, Kaitlyn Gerrety, Rebecca Giuliano, Nora Goetzman, Aimee Green, Megan Heckmann, Nicole Helmers, Malia Hess, Grace Hoesl, Erin Hoskins, Krista Issler, Ashley Johns, Rebecca Jones, Emily Kacner, Sarah Kaehler, Samantha Kent, Melissa Kolb, Leslie Lohbeck, Elizabeth Loxterkamp, Sarah Maraan, Hilary Massengale, Kelsey Michel, Jordanne Mitchell, Samantha Morrissey, Catherine Murray, Ashley Musick, Samantha O’Hara, Carley Powell, Melissa Quinlan, Amanda Rauf, Alysha Reed, Jennifer Rosenacker, Madison Sabatelli, Natalie Sagel, Allison Sander, Michelle Schmidt, Samantha Schooler, Kaitlyn Schwettmann, Sarah Seig, Nicole Sifri, Claire Speirs, Lindsey Trischler, Ellen Verkley, Kaylyn Von Korff, Mallory Waters, Brooke Weber, Kayla Wilmes, Rachel Young, Sara Zech, Melanie Zinser and Kaitlyn Zoz.

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First honors: Stephanie Ambach, Katarina Anhofer, Samantha Ballway, Gabrielle Bolin, Cayla Brakers, Stephanie Dailey, Hailey Deyhle, Kelsey Gibboney, Erin Hennard, Abigail Krabacher, Paige Kranbuhl, Sara Krueger, Cassandra Lindeman, Kayla

Morton, Shannon O’Connell, Kayla Orso, Abby Osborne, Kelly O’Shaughnessy, Danielle Pfeifer, Sarah Pierce, Samantha Rack, Leah Schmidt, Abigail Thiemann, Cara Vordenberge, Erika Wagner, Malia Wenning and Sarah Workman. Second honors: Kristin Alverson, Emily Bates, Emily Brandt, Sarah Brandt, Megan Brenner, Audrey Bryant, T. Mackenzie Bryant, Sarah Buescher, Courtney Campbell, Rachel Clark, Alison Deitsch, Jessica Ellert, Nicole Emig, Megan Fox, Emily Goddard, Cassondra Gutwein, Ellana Hagedorn, Lisa Hellkamp, Kelsey Heusmann, Mackenzie Holden, Jessica Homer, Olivia Jester, Jessica Kerr, Elizabeth Kibler, Christine Kristof, Sarah Kuhn, Emily Lewinski, Kira Liggins, Abagail Lucas, Rachel Lusheck, Sara Masur, Allison Miller, Brianne Mullenger, Alexis Obach, Clarissa Otis, Christine Overhues, Megan Paul, Laney Pierani, Haley Poli, Julie Prendergast, Amber Raterman, Samantha Reid, Emilee Rumke, Brooke Sabatelli, Joey Sabelhaus, Cassidy Sanders, Melissa Scherpenberg, Danielle Seiter, Alaina Silber, Madelynn Sillies, Jessica Skitt, Katie Solzsmon, Sidney Stacy, Marie Stevenot, Abigail Tanner, Jenna Taylor, Arielle Torbeck, Karlie Torok, Cara Unger, Johannah Ungruhe, Rebekah West, Zoe Widmer, Megan Williams, Marianna Wolf and Dorsey Ziller.


First honors: Amber Bahrani, Samantha Brock, Rebecca Davis, Desiree Dick, Megan Dollenmeyer, Amanda Dreyer, Margaret Egbers, Allysa Fago, Christina Farwick, Brittany Fishburn, Marisa Grimes, Courtney Haverbusch, Kayla Howard, Miranda Kelsey, Abbey Meister, Kelly Neeb, Samantha Nissen, Katherine Orth, Emily Paul, Carol Ratterman, Danielle Reynolds, Bridget Roden, Anna Rothan, Olivia Schaefer, Olivia Schmitt, Amanda Schrand, Allison Schuler, Annie Schulz, Emily Schwartz, Brenna Silber, Kaitlyn Sterwerf, Sarah Stevens, Hannah Toberman, Claire Tonnis, Kelsey Voit, Cara Walden, Lauren Wilke and Megan Zelasko. Second honors: Victoria Albert, Elyssa Anderson, Taylor Baston, Alexis Bierbaum, Samantha Billinghurst, Whitney Bishop, Taylor Bove, Katherine Branscum, Elizabeth Bren, Olivia Browning, Jessica Bushman, Mary-Kathleen Carraher, Allison Cimino, Madeline Crase, Elizabeth Crocker, Abigail Doyle, Mollie Effler, Jamie Ertel, Savannah Frank, Elizabeth Giuliano, Meghan Goldick, Molly Hennard, Amanda

Herbert, Leah Houchens, Jena Huber, Grace Jacobsen, Jamaya Johnson, Sydney Jung, Celina Junker, Morgan Kneip, Stephanie Kyle, Elizabeth Lawson, Hannah Marovich, Kayla Meiners, Avery Menke, Emily Meyer, Allison Moning, Katelyn Muench, Julie Mullins, Jamie Mushrush, Rachael Oakley, Olivia Otting, Amie Overberg, Judith Pearce, Holly Petrocelli, Rachel Pierani, Danielle Riegler, Paige Rinear, Christine Ruhe, Rachel Rumpke, Jessica Sandhas, Allison Sansone, Emily Schute, Brittney Sheldon, Rebecca Slageter, Abigail Smith, Jaime Spears, Gabby Stepaniak, Megan Suer, Mary Taphorn, Jordyn Thiery, Andrea Trach and Elizabeth Witzgall.


First honors: Bradie Anderson, Emily Benintendi, Jessica Bloemer, Sydney Brown, Shannon Bubenhofer, Brianna Burck, Kerrie Dailey, Alyssandra DeFiglio, Kaitlin Delape, Danielle DiLonardo, Candisse Fejer, Alyssa Fulks, Hannah Geckle, Annamarie Helpling, Olivia Justice, Rachel Koize, Cara Molulon, Julia Newsom, Heather Oberjohann, Lauren Odioso, Elaine Parsons, Courtney Pomfrey, Anna Rentschler, Mariah Robinson, Lynn Schutte, Ellen Steinmetz, Emma Webb, Madison Woodard and Amanda Ziegler. Second honors: Abigail Ball, Kaitlin Baum, Jessica Beal, Anna Buczkowski, Katelyn Burkhart, Taylor Buttelwerth, Caitlin Camardo, Lauren Campbell, Kristen Clark, Laura Conley, Jessica Conway, Alexandra Cook, Alycia Cox, Gabrielle Dangel, Madison Dauer, Madeline Drexelius, Annalise Eckhoff, Grace Folz, Megan Fulton, Taylor Gelhausen, Erin Harrington, Carly Hellmann, Monica Herrmann, Kierra Klein, Emily Klensch, Clare Knecht, Madison Knecht, Emily Knollman, Mackenzie Koenig, Nicole Kuchenbuch, Elizabeth Kummer, Mariah Lonneman, Katlin Lovett, Marissa Mallios, Michelle Maraan, Abigail Meeks, Holly Michel, Natalie Miranda, Gabrielle Mooney, Alison Moore, Megan Mulvaney, Veronica Murray, Leah Obert, Emma O’Connor, Kathryn Olding, Hope Oleckniche, Megan Packer, Jenna Pfiester, Brianna Poli, Holly Rack, Jillian Rapien, Carrie Raterman, Alexandra Rauf, Emily Richter, Laura Roberts, Rachel Roberts, Margaret Roettker, Amy Rosenacker, Sydney Rosselot, Madeline Schmidt, Daniela Schulten, Paige Scott, Meghan Sontag, Rachel Spade, Carly Speed, Madeline Staubach, Keirstin Thompson and Megan Volker.


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Student delegation heads to France A delegation from St. Ignatius Loyola School in Monfort Heights is headed to Nancy, France, for a 10day visit to St. Sigisbert Academy in the school’s Sister City. They depart Cincinnati on Feb. 16 and return on Feb. 26. The St. Ignatius delegation of 10 middle school students and two adults will initiate an exchange that

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The following students have earned honors for the second quarter of the 2010-2011 school year.

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The St. Ignatius Loyola School delegation to Nancy, France, are, back from left, Laura Sieve, Garrett Merz, Sierra May, Sydney LaRocco, and Mr. Doug Donoghue; middle, from left, Anna Luncan, Claire Tankersley, and Meredith Weidner; and front, from left, Andrew Meeks, Reed Mechley, Lydia Weidner, and Janie Burwick.

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Bouchard, Tessa Calvert, Derek Ellis, McKenzie Ervin, Jonathan Finn, Drew Fitzgibbon, Julia Glenn, Nicholas Goldfuss, Joshua Gulla, Samuel Gunther, Shannon Healey, Elizabeth Henline, Taylar Herbers, Michael Hillesheim, Dominick Hinton, Daniel Hodges, Ryan Holthaus, Nathaniel Horning, Meara Huheey, James Ingle, Carter Johnson, Jalynn Johnson, Alexander Jolevski, Kaitlyn Kellard, Jennifer Keyser, Brett Kron, Ian Lewis, Rachel Lincoln, Madeleine Lindemann, Maria Lowry, Jenna Makin, Mimi Marcheschi, Emily Marshall, Alexus McAfee, Marie McClurg, Madison Meltebrink, George Minning, Rakan Munjed, Dylan Noble, Robert Record, Emily Reichling, Elizabeth Scarlato, Benjamin Schapker, Matthew Schapker, Joseph Schapker, Rachel Schiller, Sophia Schmackers, Zachary Schmidt, Andrew Shirer, Jason Smith, Jacob Spohr, Michael Stamper, Sydney Stedam, Manasa Talley, Kaila Ulrey, Joshua Ward, Bradley Weidner and Brandon Wieck. Honors: Cody Annis, Johnathon Adelhardt, Alex Anderson, Rheanna Barry, Hannah Basil, Chyanne Berger, Christopher Blasek, Emma Boettcher, Meredith Brass, Aaron Broering, Austin Brown, Kayla Bunke, Ross Campbell, Brooke Chesney, Don Collins, Sarah Colwell, Hanna Dase, Maggen Dean, Dominic Deutsch, Justin Donovan, Jarrett Eads, Eric Fischer, Jacob Fox, Jacob Grayson, Jenna Gressler, Brian Groeschen, Zachary Gross, Keagen Gulley, Olivia Gundrum, Joshua Harrison, Jaimee Hebert, Bryndon Hollingsworth, Tyler Hughes, Matthew James, Eric Kaiser, Mckenzey Kleinholz, Jailah Long, Kylie Lonneman, Zachary Lunsford, Daniel McCarthy, Ethan McCarthy, Nathanael Meyer, Allison Nemann, Jesse Noell, Patrick O’Connell, Olivia Ogden, Samuel Otten, Nevek Parnell, Erin Pegg, Craig Quesnell, Charles Raines, Jessica Rentz, Kamryn Ripperger, Samantha Royer, Bryce Sauer, Brian Schraffenberger, Andrea Schwab, Nicholas Sferrazza, Jason Sheaf, Michael Siciliano, Carley Snell, Connor Vest, Lindsey Watters, Alexander Weikel, Joshua

Whalen, Raymond Wink, Hunter Wittich, Daiyu Yue, Joseph Zang and Anthony Zillich.

Seventh grade

Highest honors: Daniel Cirkovic, Jennifer Davis, Andrea Deutschle, John Dinger, Jenna Duebber, Noah Dupont, Andrew Ehrman, Natalie Elchynski, Dylan Feltner, Andrew Freeman, Xavier Frisch, Nicholas Guthier, Megan Henson, Hailey Hoover, Cody Hutson, Kasey Johnson, Bridget Kallmeyer, Sydney Kilgore, Sean Laake, Bonnie Lagrange, Courtney Mauricio, Deeanna Moehring, Luke Namie, Jennifer Peters, Alexander Reichling, Elizabeth Reis, Rachel Royer, Marrissa Ryan, Arin Schatzman, Madison Schnell, Emily Schutte, Candice Sheehan, Elizabeth Spaulding, Samuel Tendam, Michael Vanschoik, Sydney Vest, Alexandra Wall and Kelsey Wessels. High honors: Nicholas Aichele, Robert Appiarius, Lindsay Bader, Aaron Bettner, Ryan Bussard, Emma Cliffe, Samantha Crosby, Connor Dace, Daniel Dickerson, Sara Dirr, Joseph Fairbanks, Brady Farmer, Jarod Francis, Charles Freudemann, Breanna Gaddis, Keegan Giblin, Kyle Gorman, Hannah Graff, Julia Greve, Noah Hartman, Emily Heckman, Andrew Hudson, Allison Johnson, Allison Lamping, Adam Lyons, Brendan Marchetti, Kaleigh McCarthy, George McFarren, Benjamin McGinnis, Brendan McWilliams, David Meiners, Ethan Mercurio, Henry Minning, Allison Oakes, Anthony Papathanas, Deborah Park, Sydney Polking, Kaleb Quinlan, David Reddington, Monica Rentz, Alexander Richmond, Olivia Riley, Kelly Rogers, Anna Sanzere, Sarah Savard, Samantha Savard, Brandon Schirmer, Megan Sheridan, Courtney Smith, Corissa Sturm, Kaylee Sturwold, Alec Uhlhorn, Andrew Vaive, Yahanz Velasquez, Zachary Viox, Sara Voigt, Ryan Weber, Alyssa Weber, Kamilah Williams and Mckenzie Young. Honors: Abigail Bacher, Zoey Bass, Bryan Baxter, Austin Benjamin, Abbey Buelterman, Dylan Buis, Heidi Calderon, Lawrence Carolin, Kailey Carter, Thomas Cecil, Taylor Chase, Jessica Coors, Ethan Courtney, Madison Dorrington, Amanda Freel, Emily Garvey, Pete Georgantonis, Kylie Gill, Joshua Gorrasi, Alana Gulley, Cade Harvey, Kylie Hayes, Dylan Humbert, Caleb Hutson, Abigail Jaspers, Thomas

Jenkins, Holly Johns, Sawyer Klingelhoffer, Rebekah Kohlbrand, Kyle Lemmink, Jordan Malsbary, Andrew McCarthy, Gillian Melugin, Kassidy Moore, Kate Nortman, Joshua Parsons, Chase Pearson, Andrew Reis, Abigail Rembold, Lyndsey Roberto, Jennifer Somtrakool, Jacob Tedesco, Jayden Thorp, Evan Triplett, Michael Twilling, Gabrielle Waters, Kyle Weisker, Anna Wukusick and Ted Young.

Eighth grade

Highest honors: Mason Bischoff, Samantha Bosse, Marisa Conners, Rebekah Finn, Katelyn Harrell, Rachel Hesse, Rebecca Johnson, Shannon Kaine, Sara King, Spencer Niehaus, Alexander Rielag, Allie Robertson, Hannah Schweer, Christopher Stinson, Shane Temple, Austin Vickrey and Robert Weidner. High honors: Lydia Ackermann, Christopher Adelhardt, Joseph Anderson, Lelia Baird, Lauren Brown, William Brueggemeyer, Adam Burbick, Allison Burst, Hunter Busken, Caleb Cox, Brian Cybulski, Jonathon Deifel, Mary Digiacomo, Katelyn Dole, Katelyn Evans, Megan Fletcher, Christopher Flinchbaugh, Michael Fox, Michael Frederick, Andrew Gambill, Samuel Good, Kyle Goralczyk, Mia Groeschen, Andrew Hackworth, Brandon Heil, Amy Hetzel, Alexander Hornsby, Jacob Hudson, Stephanie Jones, Sarah Keethler, MacKenzie Knapp, Katrina Koch, Alyssa Leonardi, Kristen Lippert, Kaylin Lother, Brittany Mahoney, Nina Mazza, Dean Mendenhall, Mary Meyer, Carrie Miller, Andrea Moehring, Susan Moore, Zachary Otten, Vernon Parker, Stephanie Price, Carter Raleigh, Kelsey Rankin, Trevor Ryan, Mohamad Sabeh-Ayoun, Adam Schraffenberger, Brooke Shad, Cassandra Sprague, Lauren Sprague, Blake Sullivan, Madison Thomas, Jessica Wagner, Tyler Wernke, Savannah Winchester-Cunningham, Brent Wittich and Alyssa Zang. Honors: Tyler Amrein, John Arlinghaus, Savanna Bachler, Austin Bazeley, Cierra Bazeley, Brittany Blaney, Elizabeth Brockman, Anna Camele, Abigail Campbell, Parker Dennis, Reed Dittelberger, Nathaniel Evans, Ryan Frondorf, Faith Genoe, Allison Grayson, Benjamin Gulasy, Douglas Gundrum, Indigo Hall, Jacob Hamilton, Audrey Hamilton, Joshua Hamilton,

Taylor Haynes, Megan Heis, Jordan Holt, Tori Holtman, Tyler Kallmeyer, Amanda Kamp, Emily Kehling, Karlee Keyes, Jaina Kloepfer, Maria Klumb, Austin Lee, Michael Martin, Kylie McCarthy, Marissa McCarthy, Mariah McCarthy, Anthony McCrea, Ryan Noell, Rachel Reif, Tanner Reynolds, Kristina Rieman, Jarred Roland, Tyler Rupe, Timothy Sauer, Bradley Schmidt, Mariah Schneider, Brock Schubert, Margaret Schwoeppe, Keith Sebald, Ciara Sexton, Daniel Shepherd, Thomas Sisson, Richard Slattery, Jessica Spurlock, Zachary Thomas, Andrew Wall, Anna Weidner, Madalyn Wilhoit, Jordyn Willwerth, John Wodetzki and Taylor Woodring.

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The following students have earned honors for the second quarter of the 2010-2011 school year.


First honors: Allison Budde, Sarah Clark, Olivia Lutz and Laura Osborne. Second honors: Mary Byrne, Laurel Cappel and Grace Mancini.


First honors: Ashley Bisher, Lauren Boeckermann, Lauren Carroll, Anne Dixon, Megan Ireland, Grace Liesch, Maria Moore, Christina Spears and Alexandra Stevens. Second honors: Karissa Beltsos, Danielle Chin, Elise Earley, Sarah McGrath and Priya Mullen.


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The week at Elder

• In swimming, Mitch Godar (170.60) finished second in diving at the GCL Championships Jan. 31 at Miami University. Luke Moore (129.85) finished sixth. On Feb. 2, Elder finished fourth (123) at the GCL Championships at St. Xavier. • In basketball, Elder beat Aiken 78-65 Feb. 1. The top scorer was Corey Cason with 18 points. On Feb. 4, Elder lost to La Salle 57-39. • In bowling, Elder lost to Fairfield 2827-2652 Feb. 2. Ben Brauch (403) led the way.

The week at La Salle

• In bowling, La Salle fell to Harrison 2642-2634 Feb. 1. Travis Nieman (463) led La Salle. • In swimming, La Salle finished third (222) at the GCL Championships Feb. 2 at St. Xavier. • In basketball, La Salle beat Elder 57-39 Feb. 4. The top scorer was Josh Lemons with 16 points.

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Oak Hills gets new youth football program By Tony Meale

The Oak Hills Community Youth Football Program will begin its inaugural season in 2011. The non-profit program, which was established Jan. 16, offers teams for kids in the Oak Hills High School District grades K-6. It intends to be a feeder program for Bridgetown, Delhi and Rapid Run middle schools, as well as Oak Hills High School. “The ultimate goal in all the youth football programs is to build good kids that are athletes that are eventually going to go on and compete at the high school level,” said Greg Strochinsky, who is helping to organize the OHCYFP. “Our goal is to be as closely aligned with Oak Hills as possible.” That means using the same playbook as varsity. “This will be the same offense

Signups upcoming for OHCYFP The Oak Hills Community Youth Football Program will hold signups Feb. 20 and March 20. Both will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Commons area at Oak Hills High School. An informational meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at Rapid Run Middle School. Go to for more information. and the same defense that the high school is running,” Strochinsky said. “We all start with a universal playbook, and every year it’ll get a little more complicated.” The OHCYFP will focus more on learning football fundamentals than on winning. “The final score doesn’t indicate whether you’re a successful team,” Strochinsky said. “It has to be whether you’ve gotten the funda-

mentals down, whether it’s using proper stance, reading certain plays or pulling off certain blocking schemes.” The goal for kindergartners and first-graders, Strochinsky said, might be as simple as teaching kids to huddle properly, line up and not jump offside. With each passing year, formations will become more complex and expectations will rise – all with the intention of preparing kids to play for Oak Hills. “From the beginning to the end, we’re following a guideline,” said Strochinsky, who played football for Oak Hills and graduated in 1989. “The goal is ultimately to get kids up to the high school (so that) when they get there, they know exactly what the coaches are talking about – the terms, the plays, the formations. It will all be secondnature to them.” Eventually, the OHCYFP hopes

to assign permanent coaches to specific grades and have them teach the same concepts to a new group every year – as opposed to having coaches move through the program with the same group each season. “That way,” Strochinsky said, “the coach isn’t concerned with winning the Super Bowl. Then he knows, I have a job to do with this grade.” Specific dates are still being ironed out, but the program will begin in the summer with preseason conditioning and continue through fall. Strochinsky said the OHCYFP, which will cost $125 per player, hopes to get 20 kids per grade in the first year. The OHCYFP joins the Oak Hills Youth Football Association in Bridgetown as the primary youth programs in the Oak Hills district. The OHYFA was established in 1973.

The week at Mercy

• In swimming, Taylor Hayes (197.35) finished fourth in diving at the GGCL Championships Jan. 31 at Miami University. On Feb. 2, Mercy finished sixth (101) at the GGCL Championships at St. Xavier. • In bowling, Mercy lost to Oak Hills 2616-2577 Jan. 31. Kelsey Schaible (450) and Amy Feie (409) led the Bobcats. On Feb. 2, Mercy beat Northwest 2481-2358. Katie Minning (422) led the way. • In basketball, Mercy lost to St. Ursula 51-31 Feb. 1. The top scorer was Kelley Wiegman with 11 points. On Feb. 3, Mercy lost to McAuley 49-37. The top scorer was Wiegman with 14 points.

The week at Oak Hills

• In boys bowling, Oak Hills beat St. Xavier 2902-2901 Jan. 31. Zach Horstman (452) and Andy Stegman (441) led the way. On Feb. 1, Oak Hills fell to Princeton 2435-2393. Ben Gourley (391) led the way. On Feb. 4, Oak Hills beat Hamilton 2858-2710. Jaron Hesse (455) led the way. • In girls bowling, Oak Hills beat Mercy 2616-2577 Jan. 31. Mollie Wilson (482) and Amanda Walden (382) led the way. On Feb. 1, Oak Hills beat Princeton 2220-2044. Brittany Wuestefeld (375) led the way. On Feb. 4, Oak Hills beat Hamilton 2722-1799. Walden (436) led the way. • In boys basketball, Oak Hills beat Colerain 48-43 Feb. 1. The top scorer was Thomas Schneider with 14 points. On Feb. 4, Oak Hills lost to Princeton 79-28. The top scorers were Thomas Reuss and Jake Richmond with six points each. • In girls basketball, Oak Hills lost 61-22 to Sycamore Feb. 2. The top scorer was Danni Scholl with nine points.


Elder athletes and their colleges of choice on National Signing Day Feb. 2 include, from left: Jake Lindsey, Harvard, football; Josh Freidel, Air Force, football; Alex Viox, Brown University, football; Kevin Hyland, University of Cincinnati, football; Ben Coffaro, Holy Cross, football; Ian Korb, University of Pennsylvania, wrestling and Alex Bolia, Northern Kentucky University, baseball.

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Seton seniors, from left, Mollie Williams (University of Cincinnati), Stacie Volker (Northern Kentucky University), Abbey Scherer (NKU), Lindsey Thompson (Bowling Green State University) and Katie Phillips (Tennessee Tech) all signed letters of intent to continue their soccer careers next fall.


Oak Hills High School senior Ben Russell, left, talks with Highlanders head football coach Kurry Commins on Signing Day Feb. 2. Russell, a linebacker, signed with Ohio University.

Walnut Hills athletes sign their national letters of intent on Feb. 2. Left to right is Miles Crawley (Notre Dame College, football), Chelsea Rose of Western Hills (Dayton, soccer), Benson Browne (North Carolina State, football) and Emily Akin (Centre College, cross country and track). SCOTT SPRINGER/STAFF

The week at Taylor

• In boys basketball, Taylor lost to Wyoming 42-32 Feb. 1. The top scorer was Matt Williams with nine points. On Feb. 4, Taylor lost to Madeira 73-55. The top scorer was Dylan Lee with 15 points. • In girls bowling, Taylor fell to Roger Bacon 1862-1405 Feb. 1. • In girls basketball, Taylor lost to Wyoming 62-27 Feb. 2. The top scorer was Kara Gillespie with 11 points.



Mother of Mercy High School senior athletes Kelsey Zwergel, left, and Megan Wanstrath sign letters of intent Feb. 2 to play soccer and volleyball, respectively, at Northern Kentucky University.

Several La Salle High School seniors signed letters of intent Feb. 2 to play football. Pictured, from left, are: Zack Cox (Georgetown College), Jake Vulhop (Lindsey Wilson College), Drew Kummer (Miami University), Rodriguez Coleman (University of Cincinnati), La Salle head football coach Tom Grippa, Kyle Herth (Lake Erie College), Jessie Beck (University of Buffalo), Ben Ingle (Ball State University) and Jayson Bresnen (Ashland University).

The week at Western Hills

• In girls basketball, Western Hills lost 57-36 to North College Hill Jan. 31. The top scorer was Miranda Fleming with 13. • In boys basketball, Western Hills lost to Withrow 76-74 in overtime Feb. 4. The top scorer was Keevin Tyus with 19 points.


Numerous Oak Hills High School seniors signed letters of intent Feb. 2 to pursue college athletics. Among the signers were Kaitlynn Murphy (soccer; Morehead State), Niki Handlon (soccer; Northern Kentucky University), Kelsey Laumann (soccer; NKU), Ben Russell (football; Ohio University), Lauren Engelman (volleyball; Kent State University) and Megan Gilbert (volleyball; Thomas More College). Not pictured are Rachel Eubanks and Caraline Maher, both of whom will play volleyball at Georgetown College.


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February 9, 2011

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Titans undefeated

The Tower Titans football team celebrate going undefeated in their league. They are also the champions of the Southwest Ohio Catholic Conference. The team is made up of seventh- and eighth-graders from schools around the Cincinnati area. The Tower Titans were coached by Jerry Doerger.

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The week at St. Xavier

Dillman Horstman Sara’s talent, drive, and leadership skills are all a huge asset to Oak Hills High School Cheer. • Zach Horstman, a senior, is the bowling Athlete of the Week for week of Jan. 17. He has bowled most of his life. His grandfather owned a bowling alley in Cheviot. For the past four years he has been under the guidance of coach Terry Saccone. Horstman has an average of 211 for his team right now and is hoping it goes up for the state tournament. He is planning on going to Miami University to study

• In swimming, Joseph Lutz finished first (222.50) in diving at the GCL Championships Jan. 31 at Miami University. Max Wolf (138.35), Adam Wintz (127.20) and Sebastian Hoffman (103.70) finished fifth, seventh and eighth, respectively. • In bowling, St. X beat Moeller 2667-2666 Feb. 1. Joey Bruns (416) led the Bombers. On Feb. 2, St. X lost to Northwest 2769-2704. Matt Huber (449) led St. X. • In swimming, St. X hosted and won the GCL Championship (469) Feb. 2. • In basketball, St. X lost to Moeller 65-52 Feb. 4. The top scorer was Will Muething with 12 points.

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Don Treadwell, new Miami of Ohio head fooball coach, will be the keynote speaker at the 44th National Football Foundation’s “That’s My Boy” Award banquet at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 3, at the Westin Cincinnati Presidential Ballroom. The award is based upon the accumulation of points in three areas: Football achievement, academic achievement, and extracurricular and community activities. The award will be announced at the ScholarAthlete Dinner. Cash bar begins prior to the dinner at 6 p.m. The finalists for Ohio’s award are: David Brausch, Batavia; Will Duncan, Cincinnati Country Day; Sam Fernandez, Ross; Jarrett Grace, Colerain; Ryan Haynes, McNicholas; Michael Millikin, Turpin; Aaron Patton, Winton Woods; Jonathan Tighe, Wyoming; Joe Tull, Moeller; and Austin Warden, New Richmond. The finalists for Northern

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In response to Ann Thompson’s letter to the editor in the Feb. 2 issue of the Western Hills Press, I would like to respond by inviting her, and everyone to read a book by Fox News contributor Jonah Goldberg entitled “Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left … ,” available from for around $20. Goldberg presents an in-depth analysis of modern American liberalism, tracing its roots to the Progressive movement and beyond Progressivism to its intellectual roots from the early 19th century and into the 20th century with such inspirational figures as Karl Marx, Benito Mussolini and even Adolf Hitler, who banned private gun ownership, favored universal health care, and soaked the rich in order to get it. Does this sound familiar? Goldberg demonstrates how Fascism, long targeted by the left as a comrade-in-arms with conservativism, is really an ideology of the left, not the right. Leftists controlled Congress and the Ohio statehouse, then lost the past election fairly and squarely. The people have spoken, and so have the courts, as Obamacare has just recently been ruled unconstitutional. Ann, it’s time to wake up and smell the coffee. Socialism has failed. Mark Reif Green Township

Transparency for all

Like many Press readers, I’ve read quite a few rants from Ann Thompson this past year. Foolishly, I continue to read them. Her latest howls of protest against all things conservative were regarding Gov. Kasich’s new semi-private replacement for the

dysfunctional Ohio Department of Development. Ohio lost nearly 400,000 jobs last year and curiously Thompson is seemingly satisfied with the present department and its $1.1 billion budget. Democrats and Thompson suddenly have grave concerns over transparency and are horrified at the possible waste of taxpayer dollars being spent through a privatized department. I wonder where this concern was during the Strickland administration? Are they concerned that taxpayers are forced to pay mandated union wages on state-funded construction projects? Do they object to the growth of government on both the state and federal levels? Is it problematic to them that government employees’ salaries and generous benefit packages have grown at a rate disproportionate to the private sector? Thompson’s rants are so onesided and agenda-driven it is hard to take her seriously. However, it is a very legitimate concern for all taxpayers that public dollars are wisely spent. I am hopeful that the Kasich administration is careful to disclose the finances of the new department. If Ohio loses 400,000 more jobs, I am certain conservative and liberal alike will call for answers. The unfortunate thing is that Thompson and her cohorts didn’t hold Strickland to the lofty standards they suddenly now expect from Kasich. Give the man a chance and maybe, if you are not blinded by your myopic views, you’ll see that Ohio’s business climate got a boost with the election of Kasich. And that is good for business, taxpayers and workers alike. Mike J. Cavanaugh Green Township

Not long

Seems Ann Thompson has no trouble getting her letters published … usually with no rebuttals that I’ve noticed. It didn’t take her liberal bias very long to show itself since Gov. Kasich has only been in office for about a month. Where was and is her outcry when the first lack of transparency occurred in 2008 when our current president started in office? There have been many “closed door” meetings where tax and spend executive orders were issued. We cannot blame our 401k retirement money losses only on Lehman Bros. Every fund suffered for one reason or another. I agree with Ann that accountability is utmost … at all levels of government. Finally, Ann seems to think only Republicans find a way to skirt the law. Currently, the Obama health care program has been declared unconstitutional, which seems to be a lawbreaker by both parties. Frank Mount Green Township

God’s greatest love

I enjoyed reading Father Guntzelman’s Jan. 26 column about doubting God’s love for us during hard times. Omitted was God’s greatest demonstration of His love for us – sending His Son to die for our sins. It is when the Sculptor’s chisel brings circumstances in our lives that cause us to question God’s love that we can cling by faith to His promises. Promises that though it may not seem like it He is always there with us. Promises, based on the documented manifestation of His Son here on Earth,

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Dire consequences

We Ohio voters voted for the building of casinos, and we will now begin to feel the results. We did not adequately support the building of a passenger rail system as yet, and we will begin to feel those results also. Attention all Ohio citizens with disabilities: You may still have trouble getting to jobs that will bring you self-respect, independence, and pride in employment; and that will allow you to make contributions to society through your productivity, responsibility, and hard work. If you want to be a responsible citizen and serve on state boards, service that requires trips to Columbus several times a year; your travel options will remain very limited. However, you can catch a bus, and you can take your disability checks to the casinos and gamble away government money and make your contribution to what? Greed, corruption, crime, addictions, and broken homes somehow come to mind. Once, we have our own home-grown casinos in Ohio including in Cincinnati, have no fear. I am sure there will be a bus to get you and many older people who do not drive to those hallowed halls where you can make your important contributions to “the common good?” Are the thinking, reason, and judgment of too many Ohio voters just a little bit off-track? You may see my perspective as an over-simplification, but I see it as some of the ugly truth beneath the surface of what too many vot-



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Calamity days

The recent article about calamity days showed a striking difference in local school administrations. All of the schools that complained about a difficulty with calamity days started by scheduling the minimum days in their schedule except Elder. Elder built in extra academic days to cover this possible problem up front. The other districts could learn a good lesson from Elder in school planning. Don’t schedule the minimum and cry to the state when you run out. Terry McLaughlin Western Hills

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Oak Hills High School senior Alex Kroeger was named Student of the Month by the Western Hills Exchange Club. The program is sponsored by Kroger. Kroeger is pictured with club member Steve Brinker.

TV on to see the launch. When it What do you remember exploded, the entire building Next question about the Space Shuttle Chal- became quiet for a moment, in What is the most romantic lenger explosion in January disbelief and then everyone on the Valentine’s Day gift you’ve received staff began to cry. Faculty, stu1986 or the Space Shuttle or given? What made it so special? Columbia disaster in February dents, everyone cried and cried. It seems like yesterday that we saw 2003? Every week The Western Hills “The Challenger disaster was a such a tragedy.” Press asks readers a questions that B.S. very traumatic experience for me, they can reply to via e-mail. Send your similar to the assassination of answers to westernhills@community “Both disasters were covered with “chatroom” in the President Kennedy. I was familiar subject line. with most of the crew members, on live TV. I was working when and I simply was stunned when it the Challenger blew up, but saw the video on the news later. ter. I was stunned. happened. “I was greatly troubled by the “I prayed so hard that the TV “I recall being depressed for days about it, and found myself investigation that revealed how angle was blocking our view of a wondering how our scientists and avoidable it was. Waiting for successful launch and that it was government could have taken the warmer weather in Florida – how nothing serious. I remember the stunned looks of the people in the risks they did (of which I was difficult is that! “The Columbia Disaster was stands, there, especially the teachlargely unaware, because I am not not easily avoidable but watching ers sister and parents. It was deva professional). astating.” “Strangely (and I’m not proud of this), my D.U. memory of Columbia’s loss is not nearly as clear, “I was teaching at an eleeven though it was only mentary school in West Cler8 years ago. mont School District. We “I cannot explain this. wheeled in a ‘state of the art’ Maybe I was caught up in big screen TV to watch it as a other pressing personal group of fifth/sixth-graders. issues, but whatever the “When it happened everyone reason, I regret that my fell silent. There was nothing feelings were not as but shock. We had a moment of intense as they were FILE PHOTO silence then returned to class.” when the Challenger was The Challenger crew K.S. destroyed. “Since there was nothing I it unfold on live TV made me very “1986 seems so long ago, yet could have done to prevent what sad for the victims. For the first it seems like yesterday when you happened, or what was done time I could relate to the strong remember the fear you felt when afterward, I probably shouldn’t emotions shown by the radio you heard that on the radio, I feel the way I do, but I can’t help newscaster who covered the Hin- prayed for a miracle, the Nation denburg disaster so many years it.” was encouraged to pray together. B.B. ago.” You have to wonder – would it be R.V. politically correct to pray for them “I was working at Matthew today? We have come a long way “I remember watching the since then.” Duvall Elementary School in Mount Healthy, and we had the Challenger with my young daughJ.R.

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Sam Grieco, 12, works very intently on cutting out his Egyptian sphinx at Bridgetown Middle School.

Students in Julie Becker’s social studies class start to clean up the chips of Ivory soap after carving sphinxes.

Carving sphinxes Taylor Ohmer, 11, works on cutting up a bar of Ivory soap while making her sphinx.

Allyssa Young, 12, left, and Erica Rothenbusch, 12, carve their sphinxes at Bridgetown Middle School.

Alieshia Justice, 12, a sixth-grader at Bridgetown Middle school, shows off a Egyptian sphinx she made in social studies class. The students learned how the Egyptians made sphinxes with only simple tools. Justice used a plastic knife to carve the sphinx out of an Ivory soap bar.

Will Sumner, 11 looks over the Ivory soap bar that he was working on as it is handed back to him by his social studies teacher, Julie Becker.


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Stamping Combo Camp, 6:30-9 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road. Make five seasonal greeting cards, two gift items and scrapbooking layout/project using the latest stamps, tools and techniques. All experience levels. Ages 12 and under. All supplies provided. Family friendly. $40. Registration required. Presented by First Class Stamping. 522-1154. Springfield Township.


Bed Bugs: Biology, Inspection and Treatment, 3-5 p.m., Mount Airy United Methodist Church, 2645 W. North Bend Road. Refreshments provided. Presented by Cincinnati Health Department. 541-0307; Mount Airy.


College Hill Winter Farm Market, 3-5:30 p.m., College Hill Coffee Company and Casual Gourmet, 6128 Hamilton Ave. Includes farm fresh eggs, produce and baked goods from Vernon Yoder, Shadeau Bread and honey from Bee Haven on Grey Road from Gary Stitt, David Rosenberg’s organic micro-greens, local seasonal produce and greens from Billy Davis and Mazie Booth, Urban Farmers and more. Presented by College Hill Gardeners. 542-2739; College Hill.


Poemedy, 7 p.m., College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road. Comedy and spoken word show. Performances by Rodney Laney and Georgia M.E. Free. 244-4414; Delhi Township. Joyce Young Exhibit, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Arlington Memorial Gardens, 2145 Compton Road. African-American artist celebrates life by creating positive images to convey the human spirit. Family friendly. Free. 5217003; Springfield Township.


Karaoke with Mean Jean, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Club Trio Lounge, 5744 Springdale Road. Karaoke and dance music. Free. 385-1005. Colerain Township.


Movie Thursday, 10:30 a.m., North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave. “Driving Miss Daisy.” Popcorn provided. 5213462. North College Hill.

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To submit calendar items, go to “” and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to “” along with event information. Items are printed on a space-available 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. Wine Tasting, 6-8 p.m., Bigg’s, 5025 Delhi Road. Rosé wines for your sweetheart.Three samples with snacks from the deli and fresh meat counter. $2. 354-1700. Delhi Township.


From the Heart Luncheon, 11:45 a.m., College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road. Theme: “The Importance of Civic Engagement.” Guest panelist will be Cecil Thomas, Cincinnati city council member, and Tracie Hunter, lawyer. Adults. Free. 244-4414; Delhi Township. Joyce Young Exhibit, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Arlington Memorial Gardens. Free. 5217003; Springfield Township.


Avondale, 8-11 p.m., Refuge Coffee Bar, 5010 Glenway Ave. Folk group focuses on being true and honest. Free. 429-4215. Price Hill.


Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., The Dog Haus, 494 Pedretti Ave. Free. 921-2082. Delhi Township.


Cincy Rockers, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road. 2517977; Riverside. S A T U R D A Y, F E B . 1 2


Daddy Daughter Date Nights, 7-9 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, $12-$15. Registration required. 7418802. Colerain Township.


Home Buyer’s Class, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave. Learn how to find mortgage right for you, how credit affects your ability to buy a house, how to apply for a loan and more. Continental breakfast and lunch provided. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Working In Neighborhoods. 541-4109. College Hill.


Holistic Health and Wellness Group, 7-9 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road. Learn simple and effective self-care techniques from wisdom of the centuries and our contemporaries to improve body, mind and spirit connections for overall health. Family friendly. Free. 931-5777. Finneytown. F R I D A Y, F E B . 1 1


Daddy Daughter Date Nights, 6:30-9 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road. Dress-up date night for girls ages 4-17 and their fathers, grandfathers or other father figures. Includes DJ, dancing, pizza, dessert and flower for girls. Family friendly. $12-$15. Registration required. 741-8802. Colerain Township.


Wine Tasting, 4-7 p.m., Bridgetown Finer Meats Wine Shop, 6139 Bridgetown Road. $10. 574-3900; Bridgetown.

Wine Down After the Holidays, 4-6 p.m., Bayley Place Community Wellness Center, 401 Farrell Court. Learn to make wine. Table Top Brewing demonstrates process. Free. Reservations required. 347-5510. Delhi Township.


Wine Tasting, 2-5 p.m., Bridgetown Finer Meats Wine Shop, $10. 574-3900; Bridgetown. Schnitzel Dinner Dance, 6:30-11:30 p.m., Donauschwaben Haus, 4290 Dry Ridge Road. Dinner includes breaded schnitzel served with potatoes, cabbage, green beans, bread, and dessert. Open wine bar, domestic beer and soft drinks. German music dance with cash bar and snacks begins 7:30 p.m. Music by Rheingold Band. $17, $8 dance only. Reservations recommended. Presented by Donauschwaben Society. 385-2098; Colerain Township.


Local Tuskegee Airmen, 1-5 p.m., Kroger Forest Park, 1212 W. Kemper Road. Event honors the Tuskegee Airmen’s greater Cincinnati chapter. Meet with the men, receive free literature and purchase merchandise. Free. 885-2453; Forest Park. PROVIDED


Valentine’s Dueling Pianos, 7:30 p.m., Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Bridgetown, 3302 Westbourne Drive. Prime rib dinner buffet. $55 per couple. Reservations required. 922-6777; Bridgetown.


Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 10 p.m.2 a.m., The Full Moon Saloon, 4862 Delhi Ave. Free. 244-6111. Delhi Township.


BlueStone Ivory, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road. 2517977. Riverside. Valentine’s Dance, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m., VFW Post 6428, 140 Main St., Music by MAWG. Ages 21 and up. $5. 941-6428. Addyston.


Linton Peanut Butter and Jam Session, 10-10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-noon, Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 7000 Hamilton Ave. Interactive and educational children’s chamber music series for preschoolers and their families. Includes free Graeter’s cookies. Ages 2-6. Part of ArtsWave Sampler Weekends. Free. Presented by ArtsWave. 381-6868; North College Hill.


Ruthie Foster, 8-10:30 p.m., St. Xavier High School, 600 W. North Bend Road. Ruthie Foster brings her brand of Texas Blues and Roots music to Cincinnati. Her latest album, “Truth,” was nominated for a Grammy for Foster Best Contemporary Blues Album of the year. $25. Reservations required. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society. 484-0157; Finneytown.


Valentines and Oldies Rock and Roll Show, 7:30-11 p.m., American Legion Post Hugh Watson Post 530 Greenhills, 11100 Winton Road. Music by American Graffiti Band and Richie and the Students. $15. Presented by Hugh Watson Event Center. 8250900. Greenhills.


Murder Mystery Dinners, 7 p.m., Mill Race Banquet Center, 1515 W. Sharon Road. “Death By Chocolate.” Cash bar. Audience participation. Adults. Dinner at 7 p.m. Show starts 8 p.m. Doors open 6:30 p.m. $34 plus tax; vehicle permit required. Reservations required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

Lee’s Junction will bring its big band repertoire to Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13. The ensemble, established in 1995, takes a new approach to the popular swing music of the 1930s and 1940s. For more information, call 251-7977 or visit


How to Change Yourself and How to Change Others, 9-11 a.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road. Learn hands-on techniques for creating change during upbeat and positive workshop for learning “magic” processes that help improve yourself and enhance your relationships. With Mel Hensey. Free. Registration required. Through Feb. 26. 931-5777. Finneytown. S U N D A Y, F E B . 1 3

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Wilton Cake Decorating Class, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Michaels, 9490 Colerain Ave. Decorating Basics: How to bake a great cake, see how to make and color icing and learn the best way to ice the cake. Also practice the three fundamentals of decorating. Fifty percent discount on class fees for January and February classes. Registration required. 741-4710; Colerain Township.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS SEMINARS Greater Cincinnati Decorative Painters Meeting and Class, 11:45 a.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road. Open to all painters and all experience levels and new members and guests. Art class follows meeting. Carol Cole teaches: Telemark Ornament. Paint supplied. $7. Students bring brushes: No. 3 and 5 round, 6 or 8 filbert and 1 short liner, wet palette, a cap for medium, water container; paper towels, transfer and tracing paper and piece of sponge. Free. Registration and fee required for classes. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Decorative Artists. 522-1154; www. Springfield Township. Boy Scout Troop 27 60th Anniversary Celebration, 1 p.m., Assumption School, 1500 McMakin Ave. Youth meeting room. Awards ceremony and short program followed by refreshments. Presented by Assumption Boy Scout Troop 27. 522-0071. Mount Healthy.


Coaches Clinic, 1-4 p.m., La Salle High School, 3091 North Bend Road. Gymnasium. For coaches only. Speakers include La Salle Baseball coaches and special guest speakers Howard Converse, High School Hall of Fame coach, and Joe Kruzel, professional hitting coach. $10. 741-4353. Green Township.


Coping with Depression: Strategies that Work, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road. Educational group provides proven and easily learned strategies for coping with depression. For those with mild depression and their family members who want to understand depression. Led by Dr. Nancy Panganamala, Dr. Debjani Sinha and others who have experience with depression. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.


All Things Chocolate, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road. Learn the origin, the fascination and share some treats. $4, vehicle permit required. Registration required online by Feb. 10. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.


Spaghetti Dinner, 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., McAuley High School, 6000 Oakwood Ave. Marge Schott Bistro. Entertainment, raffles and split-the-pot. Benefits McAuley High School vocal ensemble. $8, $5 seniors and students, $5 ages 4 and under. 681-1800, ext. 2228; College Hill.

Job Search Seminar, 1:30-3 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road. Weekly speakers advise job seekers on how to conduct an effective job search. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.

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Bop Club Dance, 7-11 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road. Dance lessons 7-8 p.m. $3, free members. 251-7977; Riverside.


Valentine’s Day Party, 11 a.m., North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave. Includes tea, refreshments, games and door prizes. Reservations required. 521-3462. North College Hill.

Board Game Night, 6-10 p.m., Yottaquest, 7607 Hamilton Ave. Bring your own board games, other games also provided. Play games from all genres. Free. 923-1985; Mount Healthy.

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BUSINESS SEMINARS Using Strengths to “Right Fit” Your Career, 7-9 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road. Three session workshop is for those who are either in a “wrong fit” job or in the job search mode, but are not participating in the Family Life Center’s Job Search Group. Includes exercises and take assessments to identify strengths. If interested in completing StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment, available for $15. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.




African Mkeka Mat Craft, 6:30-7:15 p.m., Forest Park Branch Library, 655 Waycross Road. Listen to an African story and make a craft. Free. Registration required. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4478; Forest Park.


Cook Up Somethin’ Good with Giovanna Trimpe, 7 p.m., Delhi Township Branch Library, 5095 Foley Road. Huenefeld Tower Room. Author and Delhi resident Joanne Giovanna Delli Carpini Trimpe discusses and signs “Holy Chow.” She is also the head chef at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral and personal chef to Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr. Cooking demonstration and food sampling. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6019; Delhi Township.

Red Hat Ladies The Red Hots, 12:30 p.m. A 1970s dress up and disco party with dancing and prizes for the best costumes., North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave. Don’t forget to wear red and purple. $2 donation. 521-3462; North College Hill. Oak Hills Special Needs Network, 7-8:30 p.m., Oak Hills High School, 3200 Ebenezer Road. For adults with special needs and those without. Includes games and socializing. Bring a favorite game and a snack to share. 574-4641; e-mail reneecn@ Green Township.


Beginners Ashtanga Yoga Instructional Class, 7-8 p.m., Three Rivers Middle School, 8575 Bridgetown Road. Room 213. Learn progression of breathing and postures. Family friendly. $42 for six-week session. Registration required. 675-2725. Cleves.


Workshop for Parents With Special Needs Children, 6-8 p.m., Oak Hills Local School District Office, 6325 Rapid Run Road. Parenting for Independence: Helping your children learn self-responsibility and everyday skills. The Parenting Coalition of Hamilton County along with the Oak Hills School District present training and resources. Includes refreshments and a light meal. Adults only. Free. Registration required.598-2945; Delhi Township.


Mount Healthy Bingo, 6:30 p.m., Mount Healthy Jr./Sr. High School, 8101 Hamilton Ave. Cafeteria. Early bird starts 6:30 p.m. Regular bingo starts 7 p.m. Benefits Mount Healthy school athletics. $6-$26. 729-0131; Mount Healthy.


Lee’s Junction, 7-10 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road. 251-7977; Riverside.


Maple Sugaring Hike, 1 p.m., Mitchell Memorial Forest, 5401 Zion Road. Hike along Wood Duck Trail to the sugar bush. Learn how syrup is made. With naturalist. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Cleves. PROVIDED

Cincinnati Opera hosts community performances of its first education touring production of the season, “This Little Light of Mine: The Stories of Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price,” with soprano Adrienne Danrich, pictured. Performances are Feb. 12, 20 and 26. It is a musical tribute to Anderson and Price and the role music played during the Civil Rights Movement. The program is recommended for students in sixth through 12th grades, families and adults. Performances are 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 3711 Clifton Ave.; 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, at the Allen Temple A.M.E. Church, 7080 Reading Road; at 1:55 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at the School for Creative and Performing Arts, 108 West Central Parkway; and at 6 p.m. Feb. 26, at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Cost $5 at the Freedom Center; other performances are free. Call 513-768-5562 or visit


Hike for Your Heart, 3:30 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a short or long hike, then enjoy warm refreshments and learn how to keep your heart healthy. Free, vehicle permit required. Registration required online by Feb. 11. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www. Springfield Township.


ArtsWave presents its annual Sampler this year over six weekend days instead of just one weekend. The Arts Sampler of free arts events begins Saturday, Feb. 12 and runs Saturdays, Feb. 12, March 12, March 26, April 10 and April 23. Different neighborhoods and arts organizations are featured each Saturday. Saturday, Feb. 12, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, pictured, is one of the featured organizations. There will be backstage tours at 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. Storyteller David Gonzalez is in "Aesop Bops!" at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. for ages 4 and up; Creative Dramatics for Children (ages 4-12) is at 11:30 a.m. and Scene Shop Tours are at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. for all ages. For all events, visit


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The type of love that shines the brightest Valentine’s Day was fast called “if-love.” approaching. A handsome It’s the most comyoung man stood at a jewelmon type of love. Of ry store counter. course, it glitters and In front of him, on a glistens but it’s not black velvet cloth, were very valuable and easthree glittering stones. All ily scratched. It has were cut with precision and strings attached. to the uneducated eye all If-love is not love at Father Lou all. It’s self-centered three looked like diamonds. Guntzelman and offered only in Actually however, one was glass, one was zircon, Perspectives exchange for someand one was an elegant diathing our alleged lover mond. wants from us. The price range went from $75 “If you put me first, meet my to several thousand. Only a pro- expectations and be what I want fessional gemologist could imme- you to be; if you’re sexually fulfilldiate tell them apart. ing; if you overlook any kind of They looked stunning but treatment from me, I’ll love you.” needed to be carefully distinSo many ifs. So many strings guished – just as types of love attached. So much self-centeredneed to be carefully distinguished ness. Many such fragile relationas regards their value. ships crack and break apart after In fact, we can use the three awhile. stones before the young man to Expectations eventually are symbolize three possible kinds of not met, disillusionment sets in, love. The faceted glass stone could and whatever we bartered away represent a particular kind of love to get this if-only love wasn’t

enough. What was thought to be genuine love turns into disinterest or hate. Sometimes even parental love can be tainted by the “if” kind of love. Whether its expectations are the too-strict demands of Tiger Mom, or the absence of needed discipline from Too Soft Moms, young children can become confused over whether they are truly loved at all. The second stone, representing the second kind of love, could be called the “because” kind of love. A person is still not loved for themselves but because of some quality they possess, something they have, or something they do. “I love you because you have such a beautiful body; because you’re rich, powerful, popular or well-known.” This kind of love gave birth to the belief that “power, money and position are the greatest aphrodisiacs!” Of course, if we’re loved

because of some thing or quality we have, what will happen if we lose it or someone else comes along with more of the lovable quality? What happens when age takes away the quality, poor economic times deplete our resources, or an accident deforms our body? If we can have an inkling that we are loved with a because-kindof-love, insecurity results. We stay on guard lest it appear we have lost the tenuous quality which endear us. We worry: “If the quality goes, will love go, too?” The third stone, the brilliant diamond, symbolizes unconditional love. Colloquially we could call it “in spite of” kind of love. There are no strings attached, no list of expectations, we do not deserve it or earn it – we just mysteriously receive it from the one loving us. We are loved just because the one loving us sees some great

worth in us as a person. We probably don’t even see it ourselves. We are irreplaceable to the one who loves us. This is also the kind of love with which God loves us. It’s not because we’ve done everything right and earn it, but it comes from the heart of the one loving us. This unconditional love is rare among humans. Yet, this is the kind of love for which our hearts are desperately hunger. It is a very rare gem to find. Fortunate are those who experience it. Victor Hugo stated well its importance: “The supreme happiness in life is the conviction of being loved for oneself, or, more correctly, being loved in spite of oneself.” 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.

Horizontal cracks are foundation problem for engineer to handle Does your house have a concrete block foundation wall? Common problems homeowners have with this type of foundation are horizontal cracks. Consult an independent professional engineer to determine the cause of the problem and to provide the appropriate method of repair, if repair is even necessary. The most common cause of horizontal cracks in concrete block foundation walls is excessive unbalanced soil pressure. This type of movement will have horizontal cracks that may occur near the center of the wall or nearer to

the top of the wall. Sometimes, the soil pressure may shear the first course of concrete block above the Michael b a s e m e n t Montgomery floor slab and Community the wall slides nward. Press guest iThese cracks columnist will staircase up and down the foundation walls near the ends of the wall. A second cause of horizontal cracks may be porches or sets of steps anchored to

the foundation walls. When porches or steps have been installed, these typically have a very shallow foundation and may settle due to the uncompacted fill soil along a foundation, causing the top of the wall to pull outward or push inward. Less common causes of horizontal cracks may be settlement, landslides or the lack of foundation anchors that connect the foundation wall to the floor framing. This type of movement may also be indicated with a bow in the top of the foundation wall. There are several types of repairs for these cracks. If the

wall is pushed inward due to unbalanced soil pressure, the walls may be braced with steel columns or reinforced with steel reinforcing rods with solid-filled concrete blocks. Carbon fiber straps adhered to the walls is an engineered repair method, but is typically more expensive than the method above and will not fully repair the wall if the wall is sheared at the bottom. Several foundation companies install yard anchors. These require tightening twice a year due to anchor creep in the soil and may be a more expensive repair. Another repair suggested

by foundation repair companies is to excavate the exterior of the foundation wall and install a new exterior wall against the existing foundation wall. Unless this new wall is specifically designed as a self-supporting retaining wall for each house, this method may not stop lateral movement. Installing an exterior and/or interior waterproofing system does not eliminate soil pressure or stop lateral movement. An independent professional engineer should inspect to determine the actual cause and present the most cost effective method of

repair. Engineering design plans or details lets homeowners get multiple contractors to bid the same scope of work and provide professional documentation when selling the home. Relying on a salesman from a contractor may be very expensive and an inappropriate repair. Engineers are designers and contractors are installers. Michael Montgomery of Buyers Protection Group, is licensed Engineer in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. He can be reached at 800-285-3001 or www.engineeringand

ArtsWave Presents...

Cincin ati B llet

a showcase program of classical and contemporary ballet, including selections from “The Firebird”

College of Mount St. Joseph Theatre Saturday, February 19 | 7:30 p.m. TICKETS: $9 General Admission $5 Students and Seniors Children 12 and under FREE

ArtsWave Presents... is a program bringing musicians, dancers, actors and artists from Cincinnati’s arts organizations into local neighborhoods for public performances. In 2011, ArtsWave Presents... will support performances by Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in community arts and civic centers throughout our region.

Go to or call the Mount’s Box Office at (513) 244-4220. Group rates are available through the Mount’s Box Office. Tickets will be sold at the door upon availability. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Mission: To inspire hope and joy in our community and beyond through the power and passion of dance.

Top Image: Cincinnati Ballet. New Works, September 2009. Photography: Peter Mueller Middle Image: Cincinnati Ballet. Mozart’s Requiem, March 2010. Photography: Peter Mueller Bottom Image: Cervilio Amador. Photography: Peter Mueller. New Works, September 2010

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It’s a piece of cake to make your own Valentines I remember well my first box of Valentine’s candy. I was 16 and my boyfriend, Jim, brought over two huge heart-shaped boxes of candy from the drugstore. One was, of course, for me, and the other was for Mom. Needless to say, Jim scored brownie points that day. But he taught me a valuable lesson: Valentine’s Day is not just for sweethearts.

Cake pops

So trendy! Lots of specialty pastry makers have these for sale. You can make your own. 1 box favorite cake mix or homemade, baked according to directions

Favorite icing:

Think of combos you like with cake

For dipping:

Melted chocolate

To decorate:

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Let cake cool completely. Break into pieces and, with a mixer or fork, crumble cake into fine crumbs. Start adding icing, about


⁄2 cup at a t i m e . Yo u ’ l l notice the more you mix the cake with the icing, the more Rita moist it Heikenfeld gets. A d d Rita’s kitchen more icing depending upon how you like the finished pops – with a cakelike or creamy center. (Make a small ball, about an inch or so. If it holds together, and it’s still a bit cake-like in texture, you can use it like that. For a more creamy texture, add a bit more icing. I like mine cake-like). Put in freezer for an hour to get hard. Or refrigerate until very firm, a couple of hours. (You can leave them in the fridge several days or in the freezer a couple of weeks at least). Dip in melted chocolate and IMMEDIATELY sprinkle on toppings before icing sets. Insert on sucker sticks and put them into a foam base, covered with foil, etc. Or put them into paper candy liners, or make indi-

vidual gifts by wrapping each pop in a cellophane bag. Store in fridge, covered. Bring to room temperature before eating. Even easier: Use doughnut holes instead of the cake. This is especially fun for the kids to do. I like to use glazed doughnut holes. Optional but good: Substitute up to 1⁄4 cup of favorite liqueur for liquid used in cake mix, or add an extra dash of vanilla, some cinnamon, etc.

Chocolate-covered cherries

Rivals store bought! Make as many, or as little, as you like. I first tasted these when friend and colleague Perrin Rountree, an Anderson Township reader, brought me some. 1 jar l0 oz., maraschino cherries with stems Drain cherries very well for several hours. They must be dry for fondant to adhere.

Fast fondant

Not a true fondant, but


It’s easy to make food from the heart for your special Valentine. an easy one. You’ll have fondant leftover. Freeze fondant up to a month. 3 tablespoons butter, softened 3 tablespoons light corn syrup 2 cups powdered sugar 12 oz. or so melted chocolate Mix butter and syrup, then mix in powdered sugar. It will look a bit dry but will come together as you knead it smooth. If too soft to handle, chill for 15 minutes. (Mixture can also be made a week ahead and brought to room temperature). Shape 1⁄2 to l teaspoon mixture around each cherry,

fitting the fondant closely to the cherry, enclosing the base of the stem as well. Roll in your palms to smooth fondant. Place on baking sheet and chill until firm. This is necessary for the chocolate to adhere. Melt chocolate. Let cool a bit – chocolate will be still be warm and very liquid. Dip cherry into chocolate. Seal completely or juice could leak out. Place on sprayed baking sheet. Chill until firm. To store: Store in tightly covered container in fridge. Bring to room temperature before eating.

Tips from readers Dairy-free


chips: Read labels. Alexia Kadish, a Loveland reader, cautions to read labels to make sure chips are dairyfree. The recipe from a reader last week for dairy-free chocolate chip cookies called for chocolate chips. Some are dairy-free; others are not; others may be dairy-free but processed in a plant that uses dairy. As Alexia suggests, “A good way to locate chocolate chips without dairy is to look for the kosher label that has a tiny reference to ‘parve’ next to it.” Checking further, “parve” means by rabbinical supervision there will be no milk, butter or dairy in it. ‘D’ or ‘dairy’ will mean it could be possible that dairy is included. Thanks, Alexia!

Can you help?

Thriftway ham loaf. Randy Sias is still looking for the ham loaf made at the Thriftway on Five Mile Road in Anderson Township. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

Grammy-nominated singer at St. X Singer Ruthie Foster is performing as part of the Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society concert series at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at the St. Xavier Performance Center, 600 West North Bend Road, Finneytown.

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Foster has five albums, and has fronted a full band and worked solo. Her shows have garnered a string of reviews comparing her to the legends that inspired her. Proceeds from the series are used to support

local Catholic elementary schools. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to or call 513-484-0157.


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A group of Mercy High School students volunteered during the recent Prepare Affair by People Working Cooperatively. Participating were, from left, kneeling, Katie Minning, Terese Ostendorf, Megan Dechering, Elizabeth Bley; second row, Katie Deitsch, Allison Cremering, Elizabeth Harig; and back row, Teacher Bob Bonnici, students Anna Maffey, Ashley St. John, Katie Hautman, Rachel Baker, Katie Quinn, Kelly Biggs, Whitney Wassler. Bonnici is the head of the school’s religion department. All of the students are seniors except Anna Mffey who is a junior.

Veldhaus is Mount’s alumni relations director The College of Mount St. Joseph is pleased to announce that Nicki Veldhaus has been named the news director of alumni relations. In her new role, Veldhaus, a 1992 Mount graduate, will oversee alumni relations while looking for new and creative ways to engage the alumni of the college. She is excited to connect with alumni through her

personal experience of graduating from the Mount’s weekend and evening program. Veldhaus Veldhaus joins the Mount’s development team after eight years of working in the admission office as the assistant director of adult students. Her previous position

required her to help new students feel connected to the Mount. It prepared her well to focus on Mount alumni reconnecting with their alma mater. An active member in the community, Veldhaus serves as an associate for the Sisters of Charity and has volunteered previously with the Butler County court system as a CASA and with Hamilton County’s Women Helping Women abuse and

Children may be eligible for free or low cost vaccinations For families who do not have medical insurance, Hamilton County Public Health operates 13 immunization clinics across the county. Children through 18 years of age may be eligible to receive recommended vaccines, which help prevent serious diseases like meningitis, whooping cough and influenza at no cost or low cost through the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program. Children can be eligible for VFC, even if they don’t have medical insurance and regardless of their immigration status.

Hamilton County Public Health operates 13 immunization clinics throughout Hamilton County. For children age 18 and younger, there is a $15 administrative fee per person, not per vaccine. Some vaccines are available for adults as well, but there may be a cost for the vaccine in addition to the $15 administrative fee. No one is turned away based on ability to pay. An estimated 35 million children fail to receive at least one of the vaccines recommended by public health officials – leading to only half of teens getting

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Hope In Heels Foundation presented the sixth annual Hope In Heels Awards to four individuals. Each honoree was recognized for excellence in their field, while working with victims of violent crime, and for their reputation as being sensitive, consistent, and determined in doing so. Honored were, from left, Barbara Cowan, Seth Tieger, Kim Schneidt and Dwight Young.

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Members of the Miami Township Branch Library’s LEGO Club marked National Gaming Day with a round of LEGO Creationary. Back row, from left, Cleves residents Erin and Gavin Lane, Emily and Hannah Korte, and Andrew Anderson; front row, from left, Cleves resident Azucena Anderson and from Lawrenceburg, Josh Newman and Brandon and Brielle Bentley. The Public Library schedules thousands of free programs for customers of all ages. Get information at

Volunteers gather for ArtsWave campaign People from across the region gathered to kick off the volunteer effort to support our community campaign for the arts at an afternoon training and celebration. Volunteers are integral to the success of ArtsWave and the local arts community. ArtsWave offers a number of opportunities to people who want to volunteer for our arts – the extraordinary theater, dance, music, museums, galleries, and

more. Recently, volunteers from across the region started working on ArtsWave’s 2011 Community Campaign, gathering with ArtsWave leadership for a discussion of the organization’s new mission, which celebrates the arts’ ability to connect people and create vibrant neighborhoods. The volunteers met at the Women’s Art Club Cultural Center (The Mariemont

Barn) where the galleries feature local artists, classes are taught by local community members, and people from all across the region come to share and experience the art. The volunteers came together to share their thoughts and interests in the arts – making it vibrant and exciting. The next step is to encourage family, friends, and neighbors to support the creative things

happening in large and small ways throughout our region. This support helps make our communities more exciting and lively, and brings all different kinds of people together throughout the area. Many of the volunteers have given more than 10 years of their service to the efforts of ArtsWave, and Christine G. Meyer has served as the chairwoman for over 25 years.

Hope In Heels, founded in 2005, is committed to making a positive impact on the victims services industry, by providing support and recognition to outstanding individuals and organizations working with victims of violent crime. The foundation presented the sixth annual Hope In Heels Awards to four outstanding individuals. Each honoree was recognized for excellence in their field, while working with victims of violent crime, and for their reputation as being sensitive, consistent, and determined in doing so. There are four categories for which the awards were given – prosecutor; victim’s advocate; child protection worker; and The Highest Heel (Peggy Caldwell) Award. The winners for 2010 are: • Seth Tieger, Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office, for the category of prose-

cutor. • Kim Schneidt, Advocate with Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office, for the category of victim’s advocate. • Barbara Cowan, Cabinet for Health and Family Services in Covington, Ky., for the category of child protection worker/ investigator. • Dwight Young, director of BLOC Ministries, an inner city mission organization working with at risk youth, was presented with the Highest Heel (Peggy Caldwell) AWARD. Hope In Heels promotes collaboration, education, and understanding in the field of victim services and criminal justice, and strives to increase awareness about the level of dedication amongst those in the field. For further details, contact Hope In Heels Foundation, PO Box 11352, Cincinnati, OH 45211, e-mail, or go to


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Indoors a good garden plot for winter herbs Keep the light within 3 to 5 inches of the foliage and turned on around 14 hours a Ron Wilson day.• Cool to In the a v e r a g e garden room temperatures – Herb won’t need a lot of heat. As a matter of fact, cooler rooms can be better. They do like humidity, so group together, grow on trays with gravel and water, use a humidifier in the home, and feel free to rinse the plants in the sink every couple weeks. • Use soil-less potting soil when potting your herbs, and make sure the pot has good drainage. Pots that are 4 to 6 inches work great for herbs indoors. And if you have a

sunny windowsill, a window box works nicely for growing several herbs. • Don’t feed very often – Herbs don’t require much feeding, so use about half the recommended rate of Miracle Gro, once a month, or mix a slow release fertilizer such as Osmocote in the soil. • Pinch and use as needed. Harvesting from your herbs encourages new growth, so harvest leaves / new growth on a regular basis. Many herbs can be grown indoors, including bay, rosemary, chives, mint, parsley, sage, scented geraniums, basil, cilantro, thyme and more. And you’ll find them available already growing, or ready to get started by seed. Growing herbs indoors is easy and cheaper than buying fresh herbs. Hey, would you rather pay $3.99 for a semi-fresh

bunch of herbs, or $3.99 for a plant that will provide you with fresh herbs all winter long? Grow green onions indoors – Did you know you can re-grow the green onions purchased in the produce section? Purchase green onions that have white roots at the bottom of the bulb. Cut up and use the top part of the green onions as you normally would, leaving the bottom inch or so (with roots) and just a tad a green showing. Grab a wide but shallow pot with good drainage, fill it with a soil-less potting mix, and plant the bottoms of the onions, about 1 to 2 inches apart, and deep enough to only leave a bit of the green showing above the soil line. Place your pot in a sunny window, and water

about once a week, or whenever the soil feels dry to the touch. In a short period of time, your onions will begin to regrow, and will be ready for their second harvest. Let the green tops reach 5 to 6 inches, and then harvest the new shoots individually with a pair of scissors. Leave the onions in the soil, and they will continue to re-grow new green shoots, even after the second and third harvest, and for quite some time. And in between crops, feel free to head outside and harvest onion tips from the wild onions growing in the lawn and landscape beds Late winter, spring, fall, even cooler summers, they’re growing like crazy, they’re very edible, and hey, they’re free! Ron Wilson is marketing manager for Natorp’s Garden

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Marvin McClellan was pediatrician, veteran Gannett News Service

Marvin R. McClellan was a medical student at the University of Cincinnati when he became part of a team that administered the first dose of penicillin in the Cincinnati area. He was working as a night laboratory technician when asked to get a blood culture on a baby to prove that she had a fatal disease. After he took the culture, upon a doctor’s request, he left the needle in place so that the team could start the new experimental drug intravenously. Despite his role in the historic first, the pediatrician will likely be remembered most for the years he spent mending and saving the lives of young children through long office hours

and house calls. D r . McClellan died Dec. 19 at age 91. His wife of 66 years, McClellan Jeannette McClellan of Monfort Heights, met him when she worked as a dietitian at the old Cincinnati General Hospital, where he ate in the doctors’ dining room. He asked her out twice, but she had to work a split shift both times. “I guess he thought I just didn’t want to go out with him,” she said. He asked a third time and that time no split shift got in the way. They were married May 1, 1944, in Westwood United Methodist Church. He was an active

church member and also a member of the Scottish Rite. His wife recalled how he made his career choice. “He had a decision to make following medical school, whether he would be a surgeon or a pediatrician. He had offers to go two places. He chose pediatrics, because his mother thought he would be happier because he could follow up with families. He never regretted it, that I know of.” Dr. McClellan received undergraduate and medical degrees from UC. He completed an internship at Bethesda Hospital and four residencies in Detroit and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. From 1946-48, he was part of the Army Medical Crops, serving the 98th General Hospital in Munich,

Germany. When he returned from the service, he opened a private practice in Westwood, where he worked for 25 years. He then became one of the founding doctors and director of pediatrics of Cincinnati Group Health Associates from 19741986. “I believe he just really wanted to help people. He’s always been that way,” said his daughter, Carol Swanson of Monfort Heights. It was common for him to work until 5 p.m., come home and eat and return to work for another three hours. Being the daughter of a physician had its pros and cons. When she was 16, Swanson worked with him in his office. “He was the quickest shot-giver I ever knew. Kids would be crying, ‘I don’t want a shot!” He’d say, ‘It’s already over.’ “ He used to make house calls and, sometimes, she’d go with him. He often

accepted fruit and vegetables as payment. “I could never fake sick. He’d look at my throat and say, ‘You’re going to school.’ Maybe that’s good, because I became a teacher.” When her brother learned to fly a plane, he said that was ridiculous, and then he learned to fly a plane, Swanson said. “He tried to think of excuses to go. He’d say, ‘Black cherries are in season in Michigan. Let’s go up and get some.’ ” Dr. McClellan always advised people never to give up, Swanson said. He followed his own advice. After suffering a stroke in 1995, he learned to walk again in his 70s. He also learned to write and do everything with his left hand. According to his daughter, Dr. McClellan was one of the first, if not the first, volunteer team doctors for Western Hills High School. He and all of his children were Western Hills High School graduates.

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Herbert Henry Bell, 78, Green Township, died Jan. 29. He was an insurance salesman. He was an Air Force veteran of Korea. Survived by wife Catherine Bell; children Mary (John) Cline, Jack Bell (Carol) Owens, David (Molly) Bell; grandchildren Stephanie, Amy Cline, Nick, Kelly, Jake Owens; sister Nolda Dove. Services were Feb. 1 at St. Bernard Church. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati Inc., c/o Bethesda Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263 or St. Bernard Church, 7130 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45247.

Russell Dolerhie Sr.

Russell W. Dolerhie Sr., 81, died Jan. 29. He was a printer for Kroger. He was a Marine Corps veteran of Korea. Survived by sons Russell Jr. (Mary), John (Brenda), Barney Dolerhie; siblings Bert Dolerhie, Dolerhie Alvera Hood, Ruth Wending; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Sarah Dolerhie. Service was Feb. 3 at Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home.

Mitchell Fallis

Mitchell C. Fallis, 85, North Bend, died Feb. 2. He was an Army and Air Force veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, and a member of American Legion Post 199, Veterans of Foreign Fallis Wars Post 7570, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 75, Snow Lodge 193 and the Scottish Rite. Survived by nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Helen Estes, siblings Hester Bradburn, Ellen Van Hook, Frank, Earl, Robert, John, Leroy, George Fallis. Services were Feb. 5 at Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials to the Ohio Veteran’s Home in care of Dennis George Funeral Home.

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James J. Grady, 69, died Jan. 23. He owned a service station in Price Hill. Survived by

wife Judith Grady; daughters Kristin (Scott) Zeller, Amy Grady; siblings Margaret Perrino, Joseph Grady; three grandchildren. Services were Jan. 27 at Holy Family. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

William Groh

William G. Groh, 81, West Price Hill, died Jan. 29. Survived by wife Lois Groh; children William Jr. (Susan), Daniel (Jeannine), Jeff, James (Connie) Groh, Vicki Bucher; grandchildren Katelyn, Groh Connor, Daniel, Angelique, Robert, Pamela, Maria; granddaughter Holly; siblings Glenn (Barbara), Joseph (Joanne), David (Peggy), Thomas (Mary) Groh, Marilyn (late Jack) Erhart, Caryl (Jerry) Hartmann; sister-in-law Joan McGowan. Services were Feb. 4 at St. Teresa of Avila. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: Elder High School, 3900 Vincent Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205.

Jean Grow 2.

Jean Scahill Grow, 91, died Feb.

Survived by children Candace (Joe) Fischer, Barry (Pam), Randy (Karen) Grow; grandchildren Joseph, Matthew, Adam Fischer, Taylor, Sara, Alexa, Alex, Erik Grow. Preceded in death by husband Virgil Grow. Services were Feb. 5 at St. James Church. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to: Children’s Leukemia Foundation, 5455 Corporate Drive, Suite 306, Troy, MI 48098.

Audrey Holloway

Audrey Heroux Holloway, 79, died Jan. 29. Survived by children Dennis (Mary Lynn), Timothy (Angela), David, James (Angela), Brett (Hla Hla) ), Melanie Thompson, Cheryl (James) Hilvers; Holloway brother Alfred Heroux; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Edward Holloway. Services were Feb. 5 at St. Bernard Church. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to M.D.A. Augie’s Quest, 3300 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718.

Margaret Kinzeler

Margaret Nolan Kinzler, 90, Green Township, died Jan. 30. She was chief financial officer of Colum-

He was the first chairman of the Cincinnati Academy of Medicine committee on athletic medical advisory and held seminars for high school coaches on conditioning, injuries, useful and harmful drugs and women’s sports. He served as president of the Cincinnati Pediatric Society as well as president of the Children’s Hospital Medical Staff. Besides his wife and daughter, he is survived by two sons, Craig T. McClellan of Woodbury, Conn., and Warren L. McClellan of Delhi Township; one sister, Pauline Franke of Jenson Beach, Fla.; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert. Memorials may be directed to the Wesmates Endowment Fund, c/o Westwood United Methodist Church, 3460 Epworth Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45211, the Salvation Army or the charity of your choice.

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Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 8536262 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 2424000 or pricing details. bia Marine Service. Survived by children Bill, John, Kathleen, Sam; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband C. William Kinzeler. Services were Feb. 4 at St. Antoninus. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: Lower Price Hill Community School, 2104 St. Michael St., Cincinnati, OH 45204.

Willa McDonald

Willa Koppenhoefer McDonald, 84, Green Township, died Feb. 1. She was a homemaker. Survived by children William (Anita), Joseph (Cheryl), John (Julie), Jim (Cathy) McDonald, Patricia (Ken) Schneider, McDonald Kathy (George) Calvert, Rosie (late Dean) Foley, Peggy (Glenn) Smith, Mary Sue (Terry) Ramstetter; sister Ruth Krug; 46 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren. Services were Feb. 5 at St. Teresa of Avila. Arrangements by GumpHolt Funeral Home. Memorials to: Pregnancy Center West, 4900 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45238 or Ronald McDonald House, 350 Erkenbrecher Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229.

Howard Moore

Howard A. Moore, 93, died Feb. 2. He was a tree surgeon. He was an Army, Navy and World War II veteran. Survived by children William (Joyce) Moore, Donna (Edward) Ruble, Jane (Carl) Smith; Moore friend Catherine Burke; 12 grandchildren; 27 greatgrandchildren; five great-greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Frances Moore, daughter Linda Lee Losey, brothers Donald, Johnny Moore. Services were Feb. 7 at Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home.

Mary Muenchen

Mary Cannon Muenchen, 76, Green Township, died Jan. 30. She was a lunchroom manager for Cincinnati Public Schools. Survived by husband Robert Muenchen; children John (Cinda), David (Deborah), Thomas (Kathy)

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DEATHS From B8 Muenchen, Peggy (Kevin) Bareswit, Lisa (Paul) Jones, Patty (Mike) Durbin, Sue (Buell) Reeves; sister Shirley Krallmeyer; friend Lillian Stagge; 20 grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren. Preceded in Muenchen death by brothers Jim, Jerry Cannon. Services were Feb. 3 at St. William. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Vincent de Paul, St. William Church, 4108 W. Eighth St., Cincinnati, OH 45205.

Wanda Robbins

Wanda Davis Robbins, 62, died Jan. 31. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Raye (Carey) Stephens, Charles, Michael Estle; grandchildren Tiffy, Kyle, Ashlee,

Skylar, Seth; many siblings. Preceded in death by husband George Robbins. Services were Feb. 4 at Radel Funeral Home.

Harry Roetting

Harry J. Roetting, 91, Monfort Heights, died Jan. 31. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters. Survived by wife Masie Sue Roetting; children Jim (Joann) Roetting, Sharon (Larry) Frey; grandchildren Sara (Barrett) Doxey, Jeremy Roetting, Christopher, Stephanie Frey, Emily (Nick) Smith; greatgrandchildren Mac, Josie, Bryce; brothers Robert, Ray Roetting. Preceded in death brother Paul Roetting. Services were Feb. 4 at St. James Church. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Jerry Stockhoff Sr.

Jerry Lee Stockhoff Sr., 65, formerly of Mack, died Feb. 1. He was a mechanic in concrete coring. He was an Army veteran. Survived by son Jerry Stockhoff Jr.; siblings Jackie (Jim) Ferneding, Jeanne (Harold) Edington, June Friedel, Jack "Bud" Stockhoff; friends Barry, Sissy Vaughn; grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents John, Lisa Stockhoff, brothers Johnny, Jimmy Stockhoff. Arrangements by Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

Michael (Joanne) Trimpe; companion Marie Peaker; nine grandchildren; eight greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Claire Trimpe. Trimpe Services were Feb. 5 at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral. Arrangements by NeidhardMinges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Vitas Hospice, 11500 Northlake Drive, Suite 400, Cincinnati, OH 45249.

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William R. Trimpe, 85, formerly of Westwood, died Jan. 27. He was a member of American Legion Post 534, Mother of Seton Knights of Columbus, St. Isaac Jogues fourth degree, and a charter member of Miamiview Golf Club. Survived by children Eileen (Robert) Disbennett, Kenneth (Sue),

Edmund Anthony Weber Sr., 86, Miami Township, died Jan. 30. He drove a truck for West Side Paving and Baylor Trucking. He was a veteran of World War II, earning European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with one Bronze Star, American Theater Ribbon, WWII Victory Medal and a Good Conduct Metal.

Survived by children John McCulley, Linda Steinmetz, Mary Alice Marsh, JoAnn Green, Georgette, Paul Sr., Jack Sr., Dennis, Jeremy Weber, Tina Bernau; brother Richard Weber; 31 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; six greatgreat-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Virginia Weber, son Edmund Weber, grandson Brandon Haywood, great-grandson Evan Elms, siblings Albert, Louis, Eugene Shelton Weber, Rita Horning. Services were Feb. 2 at St. Bernard Church. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati Inc., c/o Bethesda Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263 or the Kidney Foundation, Greater Cincinnati, Chapter, 615 Elsinore Place, Suite 400, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Phyllis Wooton

Phyllis Pfaff Wooton, 86, Bridgetown, died Jan. 29. She was a retired educator at Three Rivers Schools.



Lance Fisher, 21, 1006 Woodlawn Ave., warrant, Jan. 27. Zachary T. New, 21, 5019 Alvernoridge Drive, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 3620 Harrison Ave., Jan. 28. Jeff Likens, 46, 830 Nebraska Ave. No. 3, driving under suspension and drug abuse at 3500 Alpine Ave., Jan. 29. Reginald Stivender, 21, 2969 Four Towers, drug abuse at 3500 Alpine Ave., Jan. 29. Jennifer Cole, 31, 3051 Westwood Northern Blvd., possessing drug abuse instruments and endangering children at 4105 North Bend Road, Jan. 28. Mike Maxwell, 35, 3841 Nolan Ave. No. 10, warrant, Jan. 29. Jay Korb, 37, 3352 Emerald Drive, disorderly conduct, Jan. 29. Scott Morris, 36, 3838 Washington Ave., driving under suspension, Jan. 30. Jacqueline Crawford, 33, 190 Ivanhoe, obstructing official business, Jan. 31. Todd Lacaleameto, 41, 3502 Gamble Ave., drug abuse, Feb. 1.

Incidents Breaking and entering

Copper plumbing stolen from apartment unit at 3804 Dina Terrace, Jan. 24. Water meter, copper plumbing and other copper fixtures stolen from home at 3984 Davis, Jan. 24.


Air conditioning unit and copper pipes stolen from home at 3849 Olivette Ave., Jan. 26. DVD player, video game system, converter box, phone charger and USB cable stolen from home at 3301 Camvic Terrace No. 4, Jan. 27. Fire extinguisher stolen from West Side Laundry after it had been discharged inside the business at 4101 North Bend Road, Jan. 27.

CINCINNATI DISTRICT 3 Arrests/citations

Darlene D. Avery, born 1960, aggravated menacing, 2400 Harrison Ave., Jan. 30. Gene Gribbons, born 1981, theft under $300, 6100 Glenway Ave., Jan. 30. Justin R. Owensby, born 1982, criminal damaging and endangering, obstruction of official business and drug abuse, 2740 Queen City Ave., Jan. 30. Paul A. Chumbley, born 1970, theft under $300, 6000 Glenway Ave., Jan. 25. Shaunta D. Clark, born 1978, domestic violence, 3512 Boudinot Ave., Jan. 29. Sean Ealy, born 1971, theft under $300, possession of drug abuse instruments and criminal trespass, 2322 Ferguson Road, Jan. 29. Robert Smith, born 1970, robbery, 2480 Queen City Ave., Jan. 30. Aaron Wilson, born 1990, unlawful use of vehicle joyriding, 2929 Cavanaugh Ave., Jan. 27. Warren Brown, born 1994, aggravated robbery armed, 2745 Erlene Drive, Jan. 24. Alfonso McPherson, born 1990, breaking and entering, 3344 Stathem Ave., Jan. 26. Allyson C. Gillum, born 1991, theft under $300, 6000 Glenway Ave., Jan. 27. Andrew S. Roos, born 1983, domestic violence, 3170 West Tower Ave., Jan. 30. Andrey Jimmy Pearson, born 1961, possession of drug paraphernalia, Jan. 25. Dorothea Craig, born 1983, felonious assault, 3072 Worthington Ave., Jan. 30. James W. Murray Jr., born 1969, menacing, Jan. 25. Jesse Campbell, born 1986, theft $300 to $5,000, 2469 Westwood Northern Blvd., Jan. 25. Mack Thomas, born 1967, possession of drug paraphernalia, Jan. 25.

Incidents Aggravated menacing

2601 Westwood Northern Blvd., Jan. 19. 2905 Urwiler Ave., Jan. 21.

Breaking and entering


four leaf blowers stolen from garage at Western Hills Country Club at 5780 Cleves Warsaw, Jan. 27. Door frame and window broken during attempted break in of home's garage, but no entry was made at 1750 Neeb Road, Jan. 30.

Criminal damaging/endangering

Diamond ring stolen from home at 2301 Townhill Drive, Jan. 27.

2789 Queen City Ave., Jan. 24. 2802 Westbrook Drive, Jan. 22. 3015 Urwiler Ave., Jan. 21. 3026 Queen City Ave., Jan. 23. 3220 Glenmore Ave., Jan. 20. 2215 Harrison Ave., No. 6, Jan. 21. 2914 Four Towers Drive, No. 2, Jan. 23. 2435 Harrison Ave., Jan. 18. 2805 Werk Road, Jan. 18. 2905 Urwiler Ave., Jan. 21. 2979 Westknolls Lane, Jan. 18. 2981 Temple Ave., Jan. 17. 3001 McHenry Ave., Jan. 19. 5111 Crookshank Road, Jan. 17. 6000 Glenway Ave., Jan. 18.

Domestic violence

Reported on Harrison Ave., No. 3, Jan. 21. Reported on 6240 Glenway Ave., Jan. 18.

Interference with custody

2730 Powell Drive, No. 1, Jan. 19.

Receiving stolen property


Criminal damaging

Vehicle paint scratched with a key at 4866 Nighthawk Drive, Jan. 25.

Domestic dispute

Argument between parent and child at Hearne Road, Jan. 25. Argument between man and woman at Cheviot Road, Jan. 26. Argument between parent and child at Hearne Road, Jan. 26. Argument between former spouses at Virginia Court, Jan. 28.

Domestic violence

Physical altercation between parent and child at Ebenezer Road, Jan. 28.

2200 Montana Ave., Jan. 20.

Property damage

2310 Ferguson Road, Jan. 16. 2322 Ferguson Road, Jan. 19. 2345 Ferguson Road, Jan. 18. 2375 Montana Ave., No. 208, Jan. 23. 2405 Oaktree Place, Jan. 24. 2704 Lafeuille Circle, Jan. 21. 2802 Westbrook Drive, Jan. 22. 2905 Urwiler Ave., Jan. 21. 3169 W. Tower Ave., Jan. 22. 3319 Felicity Drive, Jan. 21. 5598 Glenway Ave., Jan. 17. 5757 Glenway Ave., Jan. 19. 5800 Glenway Ave., Jan. 19. 6140 Glenway Ave., Jan. 17.



Vehicle windshield damaged when struck by debris thrown from another vehicle while traveling at Interstate 74 and Interstate 275, Jan. 27. Small hole found in home's basement window, and it's unknown how the damage was caused at 2768 Diehl Road, Jan. 30. Victim assaulted by five juvenile suspects and robbed of their cell phone

at 5142 Sidney Road, Jan. 29.


Handgun stolen from home at 2949 North Bend Road, Jan. 25. Vehicle's driver door and rear door post damaged during attempted break in, but nothing was gained at 5998 Ranlyn Ave., Jan. 26. CD player/car stereo, 10 pairs of jeans, cup holder, trash can, money, lighter, deposit slips and two bottles of perfume stolen from vehicle at 5638 Antoninus Drive, Jan. 26. Air conditioning unit stolen from office building at 5954 Cheviot Road, Jan. 27. Air conditioning unit stolen, and three air conditioning units damaged at office building at 5947 Cheviot Road, Jan. 27. DVD player, air freshener, lighter and pack of razors stolen from Dollar General at 5700 Harrison Ave., Jan. 26. Cell phone, MP3 player and money stolen from vehicle at 4363 Pinecroft Drive, Jan. 29. Money stolen from home at 2742 Jessup Road, Jan. 29. Cell phone, duffle bag, miscellaneous clothing and prescription medicine stolen from vehicle at 5830 Harrison Ave., Jan. 30. Microwave and DC/AC converter stolen from vehicle parked at Public Storage at 3220 Westbourne

She was a lifelong member of Pilgrim United Church of Christ and co-founder of Pilgrim Day Care, a member of the Ohio Education Association and HamilWooton ton County Teacher’s Association. Survived by children Deborah, Darrell Wooton, Denise (late Michael) Majikes; grandchildren Michelle (Calvin) Swartzentruber, Melissa (Christian) Stacey; great-grandchildren Makora, Boden Stacey. Preceded in death by husband Monroe Wooton, brothers Harvey (Betty), Gilbert (Grace) Pfaff. Services were Feb. 3 at Pilgrim United Church of Christ. Arrangements by Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials to Pilgrim United Church of Christ in care of Dennis George Funeral Home.

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The Community Press publish the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: • Cheviot: Chief David Voss, 661-2700 (days), 661-2917 (evenings). • Cleves: Chief Bill Renner, 941-1212. • Cincinnati District 3: Capt. Russell A. Neville, 263-8300. • Green Township: Chief Bart West, 574-0007; vandalism hotline, 574-5323. • North Bend and Miami Township are patrolled by the Hamilton County: Sheriff Simon Leis, 825-1500. Drive, Jan. 30. Vehicle stolen from home's driveway at 5178 Sidney Road, Jan. 31.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle

Suspect took victim's vehicle without

permission at 4118 School Section Road, Jan. 28. Suspect took victim's vehicle without permission at 4320 Bridgetown Road, Jan. 28.

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Violate protection order/ consent agreement

2664 Queen City Ave., Jan. 20.

GREEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Mark A. Poetter, 29, 432 Hopkins St. No. 5, drug possession at Glenway Avenue and Federal Avenue, Jan. 24. Billy Hall, 24, 4310 Hamilton Ave., possessing drug abuse instruments at 5920 Colerain Ave., Jan. 24. Juvenile, 15, assault at 3200 Ebenezer Road, Jan. 25. Timothy Janson, 22, 3440 Eyrich Road, possession of drugs at Moonridge and Bridgetown Road, Jan. 25. Miller Hagga, 27, 6310 Cheviot Road No. 11, disorderly conduct at 6310 Cheviot Road, Jan. 26. Danielle Espich, 23, 6310 Cheviot Road No. 11, disorderly conduct at 6310 Cheviot Road, Jan. 26. Charlotte Gaylor, 34, 6310 Cheviot Road No. 2, disorderly conduct at 6310 Cheviot Road, Jan. 26. Donna F. Vogel, 40, 3861 North Bend Road No. 1, theft at 5527 Bridgetown Road, Jan. 26. Juvenile, 16, assault at 261 Cleves Ave., Jan. 27. Juvenile, 17, assault at 6375 Harrison Ave., Jan. 28. Juvenile, 15, disorderly conduct at 3200 Ebenezer Road, Jan. 28. Juvenile, 16, disorderly conduct at 3200 Ebenezer Road, Jan. 28. Lamont D. Baker, 43, 3312 Stevie Lane, assault at 3312 Stevie Lane, Jan. 29. Juvenile, 12, assault at 5400 Edalbert Drive, Jan. 28. Ren R. Mihuta, 28, 5793 Filview Circle, theft, drug possession and drug paraphernalia at 6550 Harrison Ave., Jan. 29. Xavier A. Flores, 31, 1337 Lemar Drive, felonious assault at 1337 Lemar Drive, Jan. 30. Matthew Menkhaus, 27, 3636 Muddy Creek, drug abuse at 3636 Muddy Creek, Jan. 30.

Incidents Aggravated burglary

Suspect kicked in victim's front door, assaulted victim and broke the victim's computer at 5640 Sprucewood Drive, Jan. 28.


Victim shut a vehicle door on suspect's hand, and punched them in the head at 5765 Cheviot Road, Jan. 26.

Breaking and entering

Hedge trimmer, three chainsaws and

LEGAL NOTICE INVITATION FOR BID Sealed proposals shall be addressed to and will be received by the Fiscal Officer of Green Township at the Administrative Complex, 6303 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45247-6498 until March 3, 2011 at 3:00 P.M. for the following Township work Green Township Veterans Park Handball Court. Detail information for the work may be obtained at the Office of the Assistant Director of Public Services. Cost for bid package will be $40.00 non-refundable. For more information please call 5748832. Furnishing all necessary labor, materials, and equipment for Green Township Veterans Park Handball Court. All work is to conform to current State of Ohio Department of Transportation Construction and Materials Specifications with supplements and changes thereto. Each proposal must be accompanied by a hundred percent bid guarantee bond or a certified check, cashier’s check or letter of credit on a solvent bank in an amount equal to ten percent of the bid, conditioned that the bidder shall, if his bid is accepted, execute a contract in conformity to the invitation and his bid. Bidders must use the printed forms provided. The bidder to whom the contract is awarded will be required to furnish a Corporate Surety Company Bond in a sum equal to one hundred percent of the total bid price, conditioned according to the law. All contractors and subcontractors involved with the project will, to the extent practicable use Ohio Products, materials, services, and labor in the implementation of their project. Additionally, contractor compliance with the equal employment opportunity requirements of Ohio Administra tive Code Chapter 123, the Governor’s Executive Order of 1972, and Governor’s Executive Order 84-9 shall be required. Bidders must comply with the prevailing wage rates on Public Improvements in Hamilton County and the (Green Township, Hamilton County), Ohio as determined by the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services, Wage and Hour Division, (614) 644-2239 The Trustees of Green Township, Hamilton County, Ohio, reserve the right to reject any or all bids, or to accept or reject any part thereof. Attest: Tracy Winkler, Chairman Thomas J. Straus, Fiscal Officer Close of Bidding: 3:00 p.m., March 3, 2011 1620056



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3592 Homelawn Ave.: Schnur, Philip E. and Beverly J. to Earhart Dean A.; $60,000. 3608 Puhlman Ave.: Britton, Ida Mae to Citifinancial Mortgage Co. Inc.; $46,000. 4047 Washington Ave.: Combs, Cathleen A. to Daniel Michael C.; $30,000. 3401 Alta Vista Ave.: Wells Fargo Bank NA Tr. to American Asset LLC; $10. 3401 Alta Vista Ave.: American Asset LLC to McGownd, Wanda;

$30,000. 4211 Fearman Ave.: Walters, Kimberly to Federal National Mortgage Association; $80,000. 4237 St. Martins Place: Oldendick, Michael T. to Wheeler, Ryan K.; $68,500. 4306 St. Martins Place: Ponatoski, Ryan E. and Rebecca A. to Hein, Paul B. and Amanda; $97,000. 4027 Washington Ave.: Fultz, Margaret to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $46,000. 3740 Wilmar Drive: Adams, Luke M. to Groll, Jill C.; $100,000.


290 Cleves Ave.: Hutson, Robert P. and Frances Schwegman to Mattingly, Lorraine; $35,000. 231 College St.: Smith, Marion M. to Tisch Properties LLC; $50,000. Newpine Drive: Drees Co. The to Hittinger, Matthew and Susan; $272,870. Newpine Drive: Beasley, Gregory Allen and Jill Ann to Gleason, Raymond P. and Donna M.; $371,000.


3570 McHenry Ave.: Rebound Properties LLC to HG Property Management Ll; $257,500. 3574 McHenry Ave.: Rebound Properties LLC to HG Property Management Ll; $257,500.


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5454 Bluesky Drive: Tieman, Carol A. Trs and Louis C. Buschle Trs. to Hoar, Thomas J. Tr. and Joanne C. Hoar Tr.; $58,000. 7482 Bridge Point Pass: Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Herrmann, Michael A. and Elisha M.; $354,774. 6331 Bridgetown Road: Perry, Robert and Michelle to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $44,000. 6168 Brierly Creek Road: Stewart, Scott P. to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr.; $52,000. 4402 Ebenezer Road: Pfister, Robert M. and Carla A. to Pastura, Christopher L. and Regiane Q.; $158,000. 4483 Ebenezer Road: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Smith, Joseph H.; $60,501.

2267 Fairgreen Drive: Schuckmann, Russell L. and Karen L. to HSBC Mortgage Services In; $80,000. 3386 Fiddlers Green Road: Bank of America NA to Ochs, Terry; $19,000. 3376 Greencrest Court: Dryer, David and Joanne to Cox, Stephanie; $114,000. 5427 Karen Ave.: Skvorak, Gregory M. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $68,000. 3550 Lakewood Drive: Household Realty Corp. to Smith, Joseph H.; $71,500. 3055 Lancer Lane: Stanley, Richard L. and June A. to Wynne, Peter W. and Carl L. Wynne; $260,000. 4221 Marcrest Drive: Stoffregen, Richard L. and Gayle A. Todd to Todd, Gayle A.; $45,000. 4223 Marcrest Drive: Stoffregen, Richard L. and Gayle A. Todd to Todd, Gayle A.; $45,000. 5616 Muddy Creek Road: Doane, Jessica to Citifinancial Inc.; $60,000. 3564 Neiheisel Ave.: Nickerson, Amy G. to Gemmell, Carrie; $123,000. 6837 Ruwes Oak Drive: Bohan, Michael P. and Patricia D. Wilson to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $225,000. 4558 Rybolt Road: Haley, Patrick D. and Mary C. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $104,000. 3905 Springoak Drive: Madden, George to Wassler Christopher and Kenneth; $122,000. 4212 Victorian Green Drive: Thornton, Robert P. to Windsor Holdings LLC; $76,500. 4013 Westwood Northern Blvd.: Sullivan, Ken D. and Cheryl L. Napier to BAC Home Loans Servicing; $72,000. 3391 Wheatcroft Drive: Crase, Bryan

and Ann E. to Rizzo, Timothy J.; $148,000. Address not available: Fischer Attached Homes II LLC to Sparks, Cathy L.; $144,000. Bridge Point Pass: Fischer Single Family Homes Ii LLC to Cox, Aaron and Kristen; $250,000. 3445 Ebenezer Road: Hassett, Brian J. and Jennifer L. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $80,000. 5431 Edger Drive: Wallen, Dana to Federal National Mortgage Association; $88,000. 5682 Evelyn Road: Hines, Mark S. to Bank of America NA; $50,250. 5686 Evelyn Road: Hines, Mark S. to Bank of America NA; $50,250. 5694 Evelyn Road: Hines, Mark S. to Bank of America NA; $50,250. 2821 Fairhill Drive: Sweet, Paul E. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $64,000. 5793 Gaines Road: Vestring, James and Denise L. to Grosso, Deborah L.; $237,000. Good Samaritan Drive: Good Samaritan Hospital of Cincinnati Ohio The to Duke Realty Western Ridge LLC; $1,000,000. 3294 Greenway Ave.: Fannie Mae to Hunt, Justin L.; $80,000. 3619 Hader Ave.: Fifth Third Mortgage Co. to Nutty, Gary; $133,000. 4881 Jessup Road: Federal National Mortgage Association to Frye, Amanda M. and Thomas; $210,000. 4057 Lee Court: Tallarigo, Henry M. to Mitchell, Barbara; $75,000. 3565 Neiheisel Ave.: Stewart, Esther J. Tr. to Rudisell, Kelly L.; $114,000. 3072 Neisel Ave.: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Macke, Mary M.; $80,000.

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. 5159 Rybolt Road: Armstrong Properties Ltd. to Kleinjohn, Paul A.; $155,000. 3941 School Section Road: Fisher, Angela C. to Schneider, Maria T.; $73,000. 5930 Sheed Road: Lippert, Kim B. Tr. to Tope, Timmy J.; $217,000. 5785 Sidney Road: Fessel, Thomas Tr. to Walsh, Sarah A. and Neil Royer; $235,000. 2055 Southacres Drive: Merrill, Jerry and Crystal to Hollander, Bradley Paul and Kyle Lynn; $276,000. 4213 Victorian Green Drive: Young, Mary E. Tr. to Walpole, Kathy; $88,000. 4148 Westwood Northern Blvd.: Burkart, Rosena to Gebrehans Yergalem Z.; $74,900. 5624 Windridge Drive: Oakes, Aliki to Weber, Christine T. and Joshua C. Weber; $137,500.


8133 Bridgetown Road: Hendry, Marie to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $66,000. 8563 Bridgetown Road: Homesales Inc. to Delore Corp.; $37,000. Chance Drive: Western Homes LLC to Burkart, Collin M. and Tara D.; $489,850. 2586 Shaker Village Drive: Hamilton, Myron V. and Tracy R. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $314,000.

Volunteer thanks

The Dances for Special Adults is a monthly social event for over 130 special needs adults in western Cincinnati. Volunteers from Seton, Mother of Mercy and Elder high schools regularly volunteer their Friday evenings to help. December volunteers were Sara Fieger, Mike Tomlinson, Mariah Koopman, Mary Petrocelli, Kaitlyn Miller, Katie Fisher, Becca Meese, Erin Davoran, Becca Meyer and Natalie Lietz.

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