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Even in a loss, Mother of Mercy High School basketball coach Mary Jo Huismann was proud of her team. – FULL STORY, A7

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The Cinderella Project at Taylor High School helps some girls attend the prom who otherwise might have to miss the big night. – FULL STORY, A5

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Oak Hills Athletic Director Jan Wilking said the athletic department is beginning to look into whether it’s feasible to build a new swimming pool at Oak Hills High School. “We are in a very preliminary planning stage,” she said. “We are still investigating the costs involved and what partners we could join forces with, if in fact this is something we decide we’re even going to do.” Wilking said the high school’s four-lane, 25-meter pool is the original pool from when the school was constructed in 1958. The facility is used extensively by the district’s high school and middle school swim teams, but it also sees a great deal of use from community swim lesson groups,

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Special Olympics participants and area Boy Scouts, she said. “There are people in and out of there all the time,” she said. Wilking Being used frequently by so many groups in the community has taken a toll on the pool over the years. Broken and missing tiles cannot be replaced because they are no longer manufactured, and one of the lane markers is held in place with a flipper. Wilking said from a high school athletics standpoint alone there is a need for a new pool, but the parochial schools and community groups in the district who use the pool would benefit from a new facility as well.

Oak Hills High School’s four-lane, 25-meter pool is the original pool from when the school was constructed in 1958. The facility is used extensively by the district’s high school and middle school swim teams. She said a new pool or natatorium project would be a significant investment, and the district is investigating whether it’s an investment worth making. She said it’s not clear right now how much it would cost, but she said she’s certain if they do decide to build a new pool the majority of the funding would be private dollars.

“We would definitely not expect the taxpayers of the Oak Hills Local School District to fund an entire facility,” Wilking said. She said every athletic improvement the district made in the past five years – the weight room renovation and the synthetic turf on the football field are two examples – was funded by private donors and partnerships with community businesses, and the pool project would be no different. A committee is being assembled to examine how to fund a 50meter pool, and a second committee is forming to examine construction issues, including location on campus, relationship with USA Swimming and a project time frame. Wilking said if the district decides to build a new pool, shovels wouldn’t break ground on the project for at least another year.

Lourdes refurbishing its church bells By Kurt Backscheider kbackscheider@communitypress.com

The bells at Our Lady of Lourdes Church call parishioners together to pray, chime joyfully when men and women unite in marriage and solemnly sing out when a member of the church family passes on. The bell sounds have been a fabric of the Westwood community since 1927, but right now silence emanates from the church’s bell tower. Lourdes is getting all three of its bells repaired and refurbished by The Verdin Co., Cincinnati’s own iconic bell and clock maker. “The bells are heard throughout the neighborhood and they are important to who we are as a parish,” said the Rev. David Sunberg, Lourdes’ pastor. “Already we miss hearing them every day and we are very much looking forward to having them restored.” Jim Frede, the parish’s business manager, said the bells were removed from the bell tower the last week of January and displayed in the church’s gathering space so parishioners could get a closer look at the bells before they are returned, polished and anew. He said the plan is to display the bells again after they’ve been refurbished. The bells should be finished and ready for view the weekend of Saturday, March 13, and Sunday, March 14. “The bells themselves will be polished, the old stabilizers will be replaced and the bells remounted,” Frede said. “We will also install a new control panel for peal programming, operation and timing. The project should be completed in a four-week time frame beginning this month.” He said the parish was informed a few years ago the bells were in dire need of repair, but financial constraints prevented Lourdes from addressing the issue at the time. Thanks to a $25,000 donation from the Harold C. Schott Foundation, support of the OLL Ladies Sodality and a loyal parishioner, he said the bells, mountings, strikers and stabilizers can now be completely repaired and refurbished. “We think the bells are a source of pride for

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Our Lady of Lourdes business manager Jim Frede, left, and the Rev. David Sunberg, Lourdes' pastor, stand beside one of the church’s three bells after it was recently removed from the bell tower. The Verdin Co. is repairing and refurbishing the parish's bells, which were cast in 1911. our parish,” Frede said. “We are very proud of our parish and our history on the West side.” He said the church’s main bell, an 800 pound instrument tuned to the key of A sharp, was originally cast in 1911. It was donated to Lourdes by St. Pius Church in South Cumminsville in 1927, and installed in Lourdes’ original white frame church on Glenway Avenue. The bell was moved to the tower of the parish’s new church in 1981. Frede said the two remaining bells making

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up the parish’s trio of chimes weigh 484 pounds and 290 pounds, and are tuned to a C sharp and an E respectively. He said the Verdin Co. has been a tremendous help with the project, even assisting parish archivist, Sue Broerman, to gather information on the history of the bells. He said the history of the bells will be included in the display the weekend they are returned to Lourdes in new condition. “We invite the community to come see us on March 14,” Frede said.

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Rapid Run Middle School wins involvement award Rapid Run Middle School has recently been honored with the Ohio Middle Level Association Component Award for Parent/Community Involvement. The purpose of the Ohio Middle Level Association Component Award Recognition Program is to identify and recognize schools that have implemented middle school concept components in an exemplary manner. It is the intention of OMLA that the recognized programs will serve as models for aspiring educators and provide model resources for schools striving to develop, refine or polish components of their middle schools. Recognized schools are open for visitations and encouraged to give presentations at the annual spring

OMLA State Conference. In order to receive the award: • A committee of the Ohio Middle Level Association Executive Board members review all applications. • Applicants which meet the criteria on paper are notified and a site-visitation team of OMLA members and/or consultants is scheduled to verify the middle level component practice. • Based on evidence collected through the application and the site visitation, the Ohio Middle Level Association Executive Board members make a decision on the award. • Component Awards are recognized at the OMLA annual state conference. The school will receive this award at the OMLA state conference Friday, Feb. 19.

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Jacob Miller received his Eagle Scout rank in early November, 2009. Jacob is a part of Troop 418 located in Miami Township and is a Junior at Taylor High School. His Eagle Scout Leadership project supported The Cleves Community Park. He planned and organized the relocation of the baseball field dugouts and bleachers. They were moved from Harmony Park to the Danny Graves Baseball Field at Cleves Park. The project required more than 195 volunteer hours.

La Salle auction includes dinner, Elvis La Salle’s High School’s 23rd annual Camelot Auction, Rockin’ the Night Away, is Saturday, Feb. 27. Rockin’ the Night Away begins at 5:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails when there will be bidding on an array of interesting silent auction items. Also, a variety of raffle tickets will be available for purchase, such as Split-the-pot, a beer and wine raffle, an electron-

ic raffle, a jewelry raffle, and a basket raffle. Following is a gourmet dual entree sit-down dinner, where the oral auction will feature items such as University of Notre Dame football tickets, Ohio State football tickets, vacation trips, airline tickets, electronics, and entertainment packages. And this year, back by popular demand, Mike Davis, “Mr. Entertainment,”

will perform at the conclusion of the oral auction. Last year his musical performance had everyone dancing and singing along with him. Tickets are $80 per person and may be purchased by calling auction coordinator Patty Trotta at 7412385. For details visit www. cincinnatilasalle.net and click on the “Rockin’ the Night Away” logo.

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tudes they encounter toward people with disabilities. The overall winner will receive a Kings Island season gold pass for four. All first-place winners in each grade division will receive a $50 mall gift certificate, a certificate of appreciation, have their essay published in a Community Press newspaper, and will be transported from their school via limousine to an awards luncheon hosted by PF Chang’s in Norwood. Students can choose to interview a child or adult with a disability and write about the experience, read a book about people with disabilities and describe the impact the attitudes of others have on their lives, or write about their own obser-

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Cinderella Project makes prom special By Kurt Backscheider kbackscheider@communitypress.com

Erin Metz said helping coordinate the Cinderella Project at Taylor High School is one of her favorite things to do as a teacher. “It’s been wonderful,” said Metz, who teaches French at Taylor. “This is my third year being part of the project, and it’s such a worthwhile endeavor.” Cinderella couldn’t make it to the ball without the help of her fairy godmother, and for the last few years the Cinderella Project at Taylor has helped teenage girls get to their ball – the annual spring prom. The project began at Harrison High School in 2004 and has since branched out to six high schools in the region. All six schools share the same dresses and shoes, but each school is managed separately and funds are raised separately. Metz said Sandy Weitz, a mother of a Taylor graduate,

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St. Aloysius having annual fish fries With Lent approaching, the Fish Fry crew is finalizing plans for the annual Friday Night Fish Fry at St. Aloysius Gonzaga in Bridgetown. The fish fry will be every Friday in Lent, Feb. 19, through April 2, from 4-7 p.m. in the school cafeteria at 4390 Bridgetown Road. St. Al’s will again offer three popular dining options: dine-in, carry-out or drive-through service. Each Friday the menu will include: • Fish or shrimp dinner with three side dishes and dessert for $7. • Baked or fried fish

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Colleen O’Brien, left, makes some final adjustments to her design before Sydney Vollmer models it during The Junk Fashion Show presented by students in Seton High School’s art department.

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First honors: Melina Artmayer, Sarah Bailey, Rachel Barkalow, Kristen Bauer, Ellen Bley, Laura Burkart, Abigail Dinkelacker, Amy Dirksing, Gabriela Discepoli, Hannah Donnellon, Katherine Gandenberger, Erin Glankler, Emily Hartmann, Jamie Heidel, Therese Herzog, Rachael Hester, Ashley Humphrey, Rebecca Kaiser, Kelsey Kleiman, Katherine Ledermeier, Anna Lynd, Caroline Meyer, Jessica Michael, Nazret Michael, Megan Mitchell, Laura Raphael, Kimberly Reynolds, Katherine Ruwe, Christina Schmidt, Nicole Stephan, Elizabeth Trentman, Maggie Walsh, Kelsey Watts, Kelley Wiegman and Jenna Zappasodi. Second honors: Haley Baker, Ashlee Barker, Angela Blake, Sarah Bode, Kristen Brauer, Katherine Brossart, Katilynn Brown, Stephanie Cline, Mary Grace Comer, Elizabeth David, Emily Davis, Kerri Davis, Jane Eby, Maria Finnell, Lydia Fischesser, Sara Freking, Emily Friedmann, Sarah Hale, Ashley Hessling, Molly James, Chelsea Jansen, Abbie Kemble, Rebecca Klapper, Courtney Kurzhals, Emily Kurzhals, Marissa McPhillips, Rosa Molleran, Kristen O’Conner, Sydney Otis, Amy Pellegrino, Staphanie Pieper, Sarah Schmitt, Zoe Scott, Grace Simpson, Hanna Smith, Alexandra Souders, Sara Staggs, Jordan Stevens, Kelsey Stevens, Molly Stowe, Callie Talbot, Megan Treft, Kristen Weber, Samantha Weidner and Brittney Welborne.

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First honors: Jennifer Boehm, Melissa Burns, Abigail Bussard, Lauren Dehne, Emily Diersing, Kelsie Dirksing, Amy Feie, Morgan Fuller, Angela Funk, Kayla Grosheim, Cayli Harrison, Alexandra Harter, Rebecca Heidemann, Erin Kissinger, Jennifer Langen, Allison Loechtenfeldt, Brianna McCrea, Erin McNamara, Elizabeth Miller, Meghan Pope, Morgan Redrow, Carly Ruwan, Morgan Schoener, Sarah Schwab, Lauren Seibert, Brooke Stock, Hannah Stowe, Amber Volmer and Alexandra Wilkens. Second honors: Jami Aufderbeck, Corinne Bachman, Anna Bross, Emma Bunke, Sarah Cole, Lindsey Dinkelacker, Jennifer Drout, Anna Eggleston, Clara Frey, Eva Gilker, Rachel Glankler, Rachel Haney, Emma Hauer, Grace Jung, Lauren Kayse, Jessica Kerley, Olivia Luken, Elizabeth Maffey, Erin McBreen, Colleen McHenry, Erin Newell, Kelsey Niehauser, Elizabeth Odenbeck, Abigail Rebholz, Abby Rechel, Holly Reckers, Kelsey Redmond, Meagan Riesenbeck, Livia Sabato, Marissa Sander, Catherine Schultz, Marissa Sharbell, Halle Specht, Shannon St. George, Ashley Stacey, Emily Storm, Megan Tritschler, Madeline Tucker, Lindsey Weesner and McKenzie Wills.

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Andrea Book is dressed in painted plastic bags in The Junk Fashion Show presented by students in Seton High School’s art club. Designers and models from freshman through seniors showed just what you can make from recycled materials and how good it can look. “She was planning this for months,” Metz said. “And she saved a lot of plastic gift cards from getting tossed into the trash.” Boles, Eberle and Klumpp said it was fun to work together as a

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One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. Seton High School art students discovered there is some truth to that saying. Freshmen through seniors in Seton’s art club presented The Junk Fashion Show for the rest of the student body Tuesday, Feb. 2, showing off designs they created from old magazines and newspapers, plastic bags and other materials typically found in the trash. “It’s an annual project,” said junior art student Alli Eberle. “The objective is to create an outfit or dress out of recyclable materials.” Eberle teamed up with fellow juniors Chelsea Boles and Jordyn Klumpp to design and make an evening gown out of plastic bags, coffee filters and newspaper. Boles said they worked on their design for about five days, piecing together all the different aspects of the dress on their own time after school. “We designed ours to look like a wedding dress,” she said. Eberle added, “Only more extravagant.” Seton art teacher Margie Metz said this is the fourth straight year she’s asked her students to take part in the recycled dress project. She said for the past three years students have presented their projects at the spring art show later in the year, but this year she decided to have her students put on a fashion show for the whole school during Catholic Schools Week. “This project is solely for extra credit. The students don’t get a grade at all,” Metz said. “It’s all for the fun of it.” She said most of the students started brainstorming ideas and working on the project in November. One student went to the Target in Western Hills before the holidays and asked if she could have their old and expired gift cards. The store saved a bunch of old gift cards for the student and she made an entire outfit out of them, she said.

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team and help each other bring out their creativity. “It’s fun to do something that doesn’t have to be on paper,” Klumpp said. “There was a great 3-D element to this.”

First honors: Nikole Barkalow, Elizabeth Bley, Mary Burger, Allison Cremering, Katie Deitsch, Katherine Dowling, Cassondra Dreiling, Melissa Farmer, Mariele Fluegeman, Traci Garcia, Katelyn Hautman, Mara Huber, Megan Jones, Catherine Minning, Katherine Moster, Terese Ostendorf, Kelly Pieper, Melissa Rapien, Elizabeth Ruwe, Jessica Seger, Ashley St. John and Taylor Sturwold. Second honors: Madeline Armstrong, Alexa Benjamin, Kaitlin Bigner, Melanie Bosse, Sydney Burke, Megan Dechering, Hannah Dorsey, Elizabeth Duccilli, Catherine Dugan, Emily Farmer, Sara Fieger, Allison Hart, Jenna Hartmann, Megan Humphrey, Brittany Janszen, Emma Jones, Erika Leonard, Krista Lorenz, Sarah Lukas, Madeline Meinhardt, Kaitlyn Miller, Sarah Mosteller, Sara Oberjohann, Michelle Peterman, Mary Petrocelli, Magdalena Poplis, Alyson Ruch, Kelsey Schaible, Kimberly Schloemer, Alexis Schmitz, Allison Schneider, Mandolin Schreck, Aubrey Schulz, Samantha Seiler, Heather Smith, Leah Smith, Amanda Stephens, Sarah Strawser, Madison Teliski, Ashley Tomlinson, Samantha Turner, Morgan Wagner, Megan Wanstrath, Nicole Williams, Savanna Zappasodi and Zoe Zeszut.

Seniors

First honors: Marissa Artmayer, Katelyn Bachus, Adrienne Bussard, Emily Caldwell,

Gina Carmosino, Camille Chiappone, Kelly Collins, Maggie Cosker, Emma Cunningham, Jessica Daily, Amy Felix, Kristen Gallagher, Rachel Gattermeyer, Mary Herbers, Kari Hetzel, Amanda Huschart, Kathryn Jauch, Carli Kahny, Kristen Kayse, Margaret Kissinger, Mary Knight, Julia Kramer, Stacey Kurzhals, Megan Larkins, Kathryn Maltry, Emily Maly, Hannah Mueller, Sydney Murray, Stephanie Neiheisel, Rebecca Niederhausen, Erin O’Brien, Kelly O’Brien, Chelsea Rosfeld, Erin Rowekamp, Elaine Simpson, Allison Smith, Heidi Stautberg, Caroline Sullivan, Samantha Theders, Eleanor Ventre, Nicole Woelfel, Mallory Workman and Hannah Zimmerman. Second honors: Perin Acito, Anna Ahlrichs, Anna Bengel, Hannah Borell, Adelyn Boyle, Megan Brandt, Samantha Buschle, Alexandria Davis, Hannah Davis, Lauren DiMenna, Lindsay Doll, Julie Drout, Kaitlyn Hartinger, Beth Heidemann, Molly Kollmann, Audrey Koopman, Karina Kurzhals, Catherine Louis, Elizabeth Mahon, Olivia Meinhardt, Emily Meyer, Maureen Mulligan, Julie Murray, Rebecca Nocheck, Christina O’Hara, Brittany Rauh, Hannah Rechel, Erin Reilly, Maria Ricke, Becky Riegler, Emily Schmitt, Alison Stevens, Danielle Thiemann, Regine Tunheim, Rebecca Walton, Michelle Weber, Madelynne Whelan and Kelly Winter.

Gilbert A. Dater High School

The following students earned honors for the second quarter of the 2009-2010 schol year.

Seventh grade

A Honors: Molly Rose. B Average: Zachary Hoffman and Chameren Jackson.

Eighth grade

A Average: Vincent Bell, Josephine Miller, Mary Pickett and Tiara Worsham. B Average: Jabree Alford, Quentasha Blackmon, Jacob Cox, Kaylin Gaines, Linzie Hollandsworth, Montrail Roberts, Tierra Sanders, Lindsey Steele and Cody Waddell.

Freshmen

A Honors: Megan Doebrich. A Average: Nicholas Becker, Bradley Griffith, Ndeye Guisse, Angellica Hargrove, Jonathon Judge and Jazmine Mincy. B Average: Dina Ballard, Kevin Bracy-Davis, Sara Colyer, Ashley Hargrove, Bradley Herzner, Diamonta Lynch, Brittany Mechley, Demondre Peak, Bridgette ScottDevlin, Korea Smith, Alyssa Thomas, Antonio Thomspon, Daryl Thomspon, Lashawnette Townsend, Courtney Tucker, Lexus Washington and Ivona White.

Sophomores

A Average: Nicole Brierley, Amber Etzel, Francis Gyau, Brittney Perry, Kelly Rose and Alison Woulms. B Average: Courtney Bentley, Karin Brooks, Jennifer Destefano, Chibuzo Elu, Casey Frank, Amber Jacobs, Taylor Lude, Alexis Mitchell, Edward Neumeister, Kaitlin Roberts and Armond Thompson.

Juniors

A Honors: Anthony Hono. A Average: Robert Asher, Cayla Burton, Jessica Cain, Rashad Elliott, Miranda Flemming, Briana Harper, Tucarra Lavender, Tiana Mutts, Korey Smith and Willie Thompson Jr. B Average: Dyshay Anderson, Brittany Boeing, Heather Carmen, Fileeta Christian, Summer Coldwell, Donissa Flowers, Benjamin Friskney, Aissatou Guisse, Alexa Hamilton, Bettie Johnson, Courtney Morris, Vanaya Plante, Danielle Rankin, Andre Rose, Amy Saylor, Britney Simpson, Paris Smith, Africa Stokes and Katherine Tucker.

Seniors

A Average: Danielle Bailey, Meghann Black, Denzel Cousett, Angelique Craig, Latisha Gaines, Taeisha Heath, Eja Jenkins, India Jenkins, Jessica Lefever, Chloe Lucas, Tabitha Martin, Alexander Reed, Alexander Stenger, Jerayl Thomas, Brentton Williams and Brittany Williams. B Average: Blaschol Carr, Bianca Evans, Sherica Gray, Krista Lamping, Derrick Martin, Alicia Richardson, Jason Scott, Sarah Stilt, Marcella Triblett and Corey Vaughn.

COLLEGE CORNER Dean’s list

The following students were named to the fall semester dean’s list at the College of Mount St. Joseph: Theresa Amon, Christine Atwood, Cheryl Bast, Michael Beckman, Tiffany Berman, Jessica Blake, Christopher Blum, Scott Bonner, Raymond Borgman, Sarah Britton, Julie Broering, Kristin Broering, Andrew Brunsman, Elizabeth Brunsman, Erin Bueker, Allison Burnhimer, John Campolongo, Mary Carney, Joseph Cauley, Stephen Clingerman, Alicia Cobb, Christina Corcoran, Jenna Cornett, Kristina Corry, Teresa Curtis, Karen Dale, Onika Davis, Stephanie Davis, Kelly Deerwester, Xiomara Faulkner, Emily Finke, Traci Fisher, Cherie Garces, Joseph Gutzwiller, Zachary Hacker, Heather Harker, Shelby Heinrich, Callista Hubbell, Erin Hyland, Kimberly Jakres, Courtney Kahny, Ryan Katsetos, Elizabeth Keith, Kelsey Keyes, Courtney Krieg, Christina Langhorst, Daniel McDonald, Jillian McVey, Emily Merz, Michelle Milton, Elyse Minges, Nicolas Monroe, Chad Montag, Eucabeth Mose, Kelsey Moser, Laura Neumann, Terri Niehaus, Jessica Nolting, Rhonda Offill, Brittany Otto, Jessica Page, Lindsay Pitcher, Nicholas Radogna, Karen Rahe, Andrew Rapien, Kristin Ratterman, Holly Reilly, Jason Rockel, Abbie Roedersheimer, Amber Roth, Erin Roth, Abby Roy, Andy Sargent, Sarah Schatzman, Jeffrey Schubert, Sarah Seyfried,

Cindy Siebenburgen, Cheryl Sievers, Amy Smith, August Smithmeyer, Kayla Stallworth, Erin Staubach, Lisa Strode, Ben Stroube, John Stumin, Maria Taske, Jennifer Taylor, Jennifer Thompson, German Villarroel II, Alison Voellmecke, Carly Voellmecke, Benjamin Voss, Bridget Walsh, Maxwell Withrow, Eric Wolery and Daniel Wood. • The following students were named to the fall dean’s list at Ohio University: Kyla Boertlein, Andrew Brockmeyer, Andy Brown, Katie Burkhart, Lisa Candelaresi, Ellie Carpenter, Brandon Cassaro, Kyle Clausing, John Darwish, Aaron Diebold, Robert Doll, Matthew Earls, Jill Eichelberger, Timothy Ernst, Joseph Gattermeyer, Sarah Geers, Courtney Geiger, Douglas Griffiths, Britney Grimmelsman, Sarah Grothjan, Robert Hartoin, Mary Hautman, Arianna Iliff, Ryan Kain, Stephanie Kollmann, Adrienne Krueger, Alexander Kummer, Bradley Kummer, Colin Lambert, Marika Lee, Sara Lorenz, Allison Mazzei, Rebekah Meiser, Krista Meyer, Shannon Miranda, Emma Morehart, Samantha Murray, Ashley Newman, Molly Nocheck, Jonathan Nutter, Kelli O’Brien, Rebecca Otten, Samantha Proctor, Kevin Roesch, Morgan Sanders, Christy Schaible, Kristin Todd, Frank Trotta, Megan Vogel, Timothy Vogelsang, Ann Wiebell, Anna Williams and Justin Williams.

Graduates

The following students have graduated from the University of Cincinnati: Tesha Anderson, associate of applied business; Lindsey Aschbacher, master of science; Seraphine Bitter, master of arts; Alexander Boyles, bachelor of arts; Lesley Brunk, bachelor of arts; Daniel Burke, bachelor of business administration; Matthew Cappel, associate of applied science; Farai Chaimiti, master of business administration; India Cole, bachelor of science; Brad Corbett, bachelor of business administration; Jared Croxton, master of arts; T. Cummings, bachelor of science in education; Charlene De La Torre, master of science in nursing; Nathan Doyle, bachelor of science; Eric Frey, bachelor of science; Gary Frey, bachelor of arts; Emily Gallegos, bachelor of fine arts; Carly Gebhardt, bachelor of science; William Goetz, bachelor of science; Brandy Hall, master of science; Jaclyn Hammersmith, bachelor of business administration;

William Honsaker, bachelor of science; Jennifer Johannigman, bachelor of science; Shana Johnson, master of arts; Thurman Jones, bachelor of business administration; Matthew Knochelman, bachelor of arts; Taylor Koo, bachelor of arts; Leslie Kraus, bachelor of science; Jennifer Kuhn, bachelor of arts; Tzung Kuo, bachelor of business administration; Ryan Kutzleb, bachelor of business administration; Jared Lefever, bachelor of science; Anthony Luca, bachelor of arts; Rachel Lyons, bachelor of arts; Jennifer Mathews, bachelor of arts; Heather May, bachelor of arts; Bineyam Mezgebe, master of community planning; Charles Myers, master of science in nursing; Tessa Neiheisel, bachelor of arts; Scott Niederhausen, bachelor of business administration; Sarah Nugent, bachelor of arts; Megan Paff, bachelor of science; Nicholas Pfirrman, bachelor of science in electrical engineering technology; Nicholas Pitocco, bachelor of business administration; Evan Renk, bachelor of business administration;

Louis Roedersheimer, master of business administration; Keith Rutowski, bachelor of arts; David Schraffenberger, bachelor of arts; Gregory Seyferth, bachelor of arts; Heather Sheffield, master of education; Kyle Shepard, bachelor of science; Jessica Siegert, bachelor of arts; Trudi Simpson, master of education; Nikki Soaper, bachelor of business administration; Martin Spieler, master of science; Brian Sullivan, bachelor of business administration; Tanya Todd, bachelor of science; Jennifer Toerner, bachelor of business administration; Stephen Toerner, master of business administration; Aisha Tzillah, master of science; Jason Van Styn, bachelor of business administration; Rachel Voelker, bachelor of science in education; Ryan Wauligman, bachelor of science in information technology; Michael Wernke, bachelor of science; and Joshua Williams, bachelor of science in information technology. • Robin King has graduated from the University of Akron with a bachelor of science in education.


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Elder musicians in Catholic Honor Band Greater Catholic League schools met with the intent to bring students together in an honor band format. The idea was to create an ensemble that overcame any of the weaknesses each of the individual ensembles might have, and give highcaliber students the opportunity to perform with peers of a similar degree. The goal was to challenge the students to perform at their highest possible ability level. In addition to the benefits to the stu-

Nine members of the Elder High School Band will be performing in the second annual Southwestern Ohio Catholic Honor Band Saturday, Feb. 13, at the University of Dayton. The guest conductor for this year’s concert is Gary Speck, professor and conductor of the Miami University Wind Ensemble. The concert is at 3 p.m. Feb. 12, in the University of Dayton Theater. Last year, a group of band directors from the

dents, such an ensemble would be helpful to each of their school’s individual music programs, as it could be used to encourage the students to practice with a goal of membership to the organization in mind. The group and performance could also be used to showcase the opportunities provided through music programs at Catholic high schools, encouraging potential students and parents to attend. The inaugural honor band brought together 59

students representing the band programs from nine different Catholic schools. It performed last March at the College of Mount Saint Joseph. In addition to the member schools of the GCL, this year’s event is open to instrumental students attending any Catholic high school located within the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. This year it has grown to 70 members. The goal is to have as many different schools represented as possible.

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This week in basketball

• Anderson High School girls beat Seton High School 57-35, Feb. 1. Seton’s topscorer was Katie Phillips with 11 points. • Oak Hills High School boys beat Fairfield 55-52, Feb. 2. Oak Hills’ top-scorer was Jeremy Wessels with 19 points. • North College Hill High School boys beat Western Hills High School 50-43, Feb. 2. Western Hills’ top-scorer was Lionel Hill with 12 points. • Elder High School boys beat Aiken High school 54-50, Feb. 2. Elder’s top-scorer was Jordan Murphy with 16 points. • Taylor High School boys lost to Reading High School 50-41, Feb. 2. Taylor’s topscorer was Brad Rapking with 13 points, including three 3pointers.

This week in bowling

• Moeller High School boys beat Elder High School 2,651-2,572, Feb. 1. Elder’s Tyler Wood bowled a 390. • St. Xavier High School boys beat Elder High School 2,781-2,665, Feb. 2. St. X’s Patrick Corona bowled a 471. St. X’s Kevin Justice bowled a 458. St. X advances to 13-2. Elder’s Ben Brauch bowled a 477. • La Salle High School beat Moeller High School 2,688-2,429, Feb. 2. La Salle’s Andrew Leon bowled a 432. • McAuley High School beat Ursuline Academy 2,3572,312, Feb. 2. McAuley’s Katie Markus bowled a 379.

This week in swimming

• Elder High School boys beat Oak Hills High School 165-149, Jan. 30. Elder won the 200-meter medley relay in 1:45.37, and the 400-meter freestyle relay in 3:28.40. Elder’s Joe Hayhow won the 100-meter freestyle in 50.90, Adam Monk won the 500meter freestyle in 5:25.26, Monk won the 100-meter backstroke in 1:01.24, Jeff Zimmerman won the 100meter breaststroke in 1:01.24 and Chad Thornton won the 1-meter dive. Oak Hills won the 200-meter freestyle relay in 1:35.28. Oak Hills’ Alex Smith won the 200-meter freestyle in 156.54, Jared Yeggy won the 200-meter individual medley in 2:09.46, Joe Eilerman won the 50meter freestyle in 22.54 and Eilerman won the 100-meter flystroke in 58.69. • Seton High School girls beat Oak Hills High School 165-150, Jan. 30. Seton won the 200-meter medley relay in 1:56.02, the 200-meter freestyle relay in 1:46.74 and the 400-meter freestyle relay in 3:56.35. Seton’s Taylor Bittner won the 200-meter freestyle in 2:05.11, Kelley Hayhow won the 50-meter freestyle in 25.86, and Bittner won the 500-meter freestyle in 5:40.22. Oak Hills’ Megan Gladfelter won the 200-meter individual medley in 2:22.20, Lauren Bass won the 100meter freestyle in 57.91, Kristen Hayhow won the 100meter backstroke in 1:05.93, Gladfelter won the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:12.43 and Hannah Hutchingson won the 1-meter dive.

This week in diving

• St. Xavier High School’s Stefan Resendes finished first in the GCL Diving Championships at Miami University, Feb. 1. Elder High School’s Chad Thornton was second, St. X’s Joe Lutz was third, La Salle High School’s Nathan Laux was fourth and St. X’s Herbers was fifth. • Mercy High School’s Hayes finished fourth in the GGCL Diving Championships at Miami University, Feb. 1.

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Mercy shows grit in losing effort By Tony Meale

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Even in a loss, Mother of Mercy High School basketball coach Mary Jo Huismann was proud of her team. Playing at Mount Notre Dame on the Cougars’ senior night, the Bobcats overcame a double-digit fourthquarter deficit to tie the game before ultimately losing 47-43 Feb. 2. Mercy, which lost to MND by 38 points at home Dec. 17, showed resiliency in its comeback bid against the Cougars. “It was a great effort,” Huismann said. “We just don’t have the depth. We’ve got eight players who try like crazy, and it’s hard when (MND is) running kids in and out.” Mercy, which fell to 7-11 (4-4) with the loss, got big games from senior center Cheslsea Meckstroth, who scored 14 points, senior guard Amanda Huschart, who scored 13, and freshman point guard Kelly Wiegman, who added eight. Meckstroth leads the Bobcats in scoring at 9.4 points per game and is the top rebounder in the entire Girls Greater Cincinnati League (10.5). “You can depend on her to get 10 rebounds a game, and that’s huge,” Huismann said.

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Mother of Mercy High School freshman point guard Kelly Wiegman finishes in the lane with three Mount Notre Dame defenders in the area. Wiegman finished with eight points, but Mercy lost 47-43 Feb. 2. Meckstroth also leads the GGCL-Scarlet in field-goal percentage (52.2). Wiegman, meanwhile, is the team’s second-leading scorer (8.9) and is averaging a league-best 3.8 assists per game. “You can’t say enough (about her),” Huismann said. “She’s probably the best freshman in the league. She just plays so hard.

Freshmen, sometimes, are good, but they don’t play as hard as she does.” Wiegman and Huschart – along with senior Erin O’Brien – are three of the top four assist leaders in the league. “They’re hard, hard workers, and they’ll just do whatever they can,” Huismann said. “They’re unselfish. We always run

offenses that take five people, and whoever’s open shoots.” Huismann also credited the defensive play of junior Allie Hart and the leadership of senior captain Emily Meyer. “Emily doesn’t get to play a lot, but she’s been a true captain off the floor,” Huismann said. Mercy started the season

3-2 but has since gone 4-9. The Bobcats participated in a holiday tournament in Omaha, Neb., Dec. 28-30 and were dominant in an opening-round 69-19 win over Burlingame. It was their most lopsided victory since a 35point mauling of Withrow in February 2007. The Bobcats, however, closed the tournament with losses to Maryland Mercy and San Francisco Mercy. They returned home for a 43-36 win over McNicholas Jan. 2 before losing three straight; they then alternated wins and losses against Seton, St. Ursula, McAuley and MND. Through it all, Huismann has been chasing history. With 597 career wins, she is closing in on 600 for her career and ranks among the top 10 winningest high school girls basketball coaches in Ohio history. “It’s just a number,” said Huismann, downplaying her storied resume. Mercy, which closes the regular season at home against Seton Feb. 9, is eager to begin tournament play. “I think we’re going to be able to knock off some teams,” Huismann said. “The city is so wide open, everybody’s got losses, everybody’s beaten everybody else – I think we’ll surprise some people.”

Ruehl benefit slated for Feb. 12 A concert benefiting the Sue Ruehl Memorial Fund will be performed Feb. 12 at Our Lady of Victory's convocation center featuring the band DV8. Great music, snacks, pop, and a Skyline cheese coney bar are all available for the $15 ticket price. Beer is available for purchase. Tickets are available presale by calling Dave Ruehl at 478-5825. There may be a limited amount of tickets available at the door. The 2010 scholarship

recipient / recipients will be presented their awards at the concert. The annual concert and golf outing are the major fund raisers for the scholarship fund which has produced two $6,000 scholarships and donations to the American Cancer Society totaling $4,000 over the first two years of its inception. Visit www.sueruehl memorial.com for information on concert tickets, golf outing dates, scholarship applicant requirements and more.

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Progress continues in pool for La Salle

Lancers post many career bests at GCL Championships By Anthony Amorini aamorini@communitypress.com

The always competitive Greater Catholic League Championships helped generate quality performances for La Salle High School’s swim team. Swimming side by side with the powerhouse St. Xavier squad and the talented Moeller Crusaders proved to be a boon for the Lancer’s times at the GCL finals Wednesday, Feb. 4. Despite La Salle’s thirdplace finish, head coach Mike Lienhart was pleased to report Lancer swimmers recorded lifetime bests in 85-percent of their races,

Lancers’ top times - GCL swim finals Here’s a quick look at some the La Salle Lancers’ top finishes at the Greater Catholic League Championships for swimming Wednesday, Feb. 3: • Relays – Second place in 400-yard freestyle relay at 3:20.65; Third place in 200 freestyle relay (1:32.41) and 200 medley relay (1:45.32) • 50-yard freestyle: 5th place, Colton Brauning, 22.84 • 100 freestyle: 5, Colton Brauning, 50.46 the coach said. “These guys have trained harder than anyone we’ve had in 10 or 15 years. They have worked so hard and we were very pleased,” Lienhart said of the GCL finals. La Salle scored 215 points while taking third at

• 200 freestyle: 4, Joey Scherpenberg, 1:48.71 • 500 freestyle: 7, Ben Schneider, 5:07.46 • 100 backstroke: 2, Joey Scherpenberg, 54.96 • 100 breaststroke: 7, Drew Lonneman, 1:09.34 • 100 butterfly: 9, Colton Sayers, 57.93 • 200 individual medley: 5, Ben Schneider, 2:06.79 • One-meter diving: 4, Nathan Laux, 176.35 the GCL finals behind firstplace St. Xavier at 494 and second-place Moeller at 259. St. Xavier is ranked No. 1 in Cincinnati with Moeller ranked No. 2 according to the Enquirer’s Division I Poll for week eight. La Salle was ranked No. 6 in the

Division I poll. La Salle only scored 181 points at the GCL finals last winter compared to its total of 215 points this season. “All of the training is working and we are very excited,” Lienhart said while looking forward to sectionals, districts and state. “We are expecting big things from them.” Lienhart was quick to credit his quartet of senior leaders for having a large hand in La Salle’s progress this winter, he said. The senior leaders include Joey Scherpenberg, Sam Sontag, Ben Rechel and C.J. Davis. “(Scherpenberg) has pretty much swam in every event for us this year,” Lienhart joked. “(Sontag) is coming on strong, but his leadership outside of the pool has been even more

valuable than his leadership in the water. “(Ben and C.J.) have been great leaders at practice and it’s really made my job as a coach even easier,” Lienhart added. Junior standouts Colton Brauning, Ben Schneider, Colton Sayers and Mark Specker have also been key contributors, Lienhart said. “We are hoping all three of our relays make it to state,” Lienhart said. “They all could potentially make it but we need peak performances at districts to get there.” La Salle travels to Miami University for the Division I District Championships on Friday, Feb. 19. Advancers will qualify for the state finals which take place in Canton, OH, on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26-27.


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In a not-so-shocking turn of events, the St. Xavier High School swimming team won the GCLSouth Championship Feb. 3. The Bombers, which tallied 494 points, finished ahead of Moeller (259), La Salle (215) and Elder (158). “Overall, we were pretty ecstatic about how the guys swam,” St. X head coach Jim Brower said. “We’re proud of how the kids prepared.” The Bombers won eight of 14 events. Sophomore John Galvin won the 200 freestyle (1:45.15) and the 100 butterfly (53.70), senior Ian Kranbuhl won the 100 backstroke (54.77) and senior Jack MacKinnon won the 100 breaststroke (1:01.53). Galvin – along with William London, Alexander Burgess and James Stenger – helped the 400 freestyle relay team to a first-place finish (3:14.90), while Kranbuhl and MacKinnon led the 200 medley relay team to victory with Wesley Schmidt and Kyle Freudiger (1:38.76). Schmidt, Freudiger, Wyatt Landers and David Thomas won the 200 free relay (1:29.19). Senior Stefan Resendes, meanwhile, was 1-meter diving champion (243.10). “He was 15th in diving last year at state,” Brower

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Saint Xavier High School’s Jack MacKinnon, celebrates winning the Boys 100 Yard Breaststroke with a time of 1:01.53 during the 2010 Greater Catholic League Division I Swimming Championships at Keating Natatorium Feb. 3. said. “This year he has a chance to finish in the top 7 or 8, which would be a great accomplishment.” St. X won the league yet again with its depth. The Bombers had the top three swimmers in the 200 free, three of the top four in the 100 free and 500 free, two of the top three in the 50 free, four of the top five in the 100 back, four of the top six in the 100 back and four of the top seven in the 100 fly. “The way the meet it set up, we’re able to score some points just because of the depth of our team,” Brower said. “We’re able to fill every event with good,

quality swimmers.” Moeller head coach Jay Frentsos was named GCLSouth Coach of the Year. “I’m really happy that the GCL doesn’t just give (the award) to the coach whose team wins the meet,” Brower said. “You have to look at the resources each coach has. I would have no qualms voting for other coaches in the GCL. We all have a tremendous amount of respect for each other.” St. X also won the 27th annual Southwest Ohio High School Swimming and Diving Classic, which was held Jan. 16-17. The Bombers have won the

event every year. They were led by seniors Alex Miller and Sam Lipari. Miller won the 500 free (4:37.87) and the 1650 free (15:47.36), was third in the 400 IM (4:09.75) and was fourth in the 200 fly (1:57.62). “Coming in as a freshman, Alex was a solid swimmer but certainly not a star; it took him a few years to qualify for the state meet,” Brower said. “He trains hard every day. He’s comes in 15 minutes early to get a little extra work in. The coaches can’t take a day off because Alex doesn’t take a day off.” Lipari, meanwhile, won the 200 breast (2:10.56) and was second in the 400 IM (4:08.32) and sixth in the 100 breast (1:01.33). “He’s probably our best all-around swimmer,” Brower said. St. X, which has won 10 of the last 11 state titles, is gearing up for another strong postseason. “Our goal is to do the best we can,’ Brower said. “We’d love to win a state title, but you can’t always control that. We’re focusing on things we can control.” Whether it’s St. X’s performance at the Classic, at the GCL Meet or at state, Brower keeps his success in perspective. “Those records go beyond my tenure here,” he said. “I’m trying to carry on the tradition, so it keeps everyone honest.”

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BRIEFLY • Elder High School beat Moeller High School 29-26, Feb. 1. Elder’s Jahday Daniels beat Ziegler in a 5-2 decision, Ian Gillespie beat Dawson in a 5-2 decision, Ryan Ruffing beat Blum in a 5-2 decision, Jake Meyer beat Greco in a 41 decision, Ian Korb beat Powell in a 24-9 technical fall, Kevin Hyland beat Mackey in a 13-2 major decision , Pat Nusekabel beat Lotz in a 15-0 technical fall and Nick Nusekabel beat Denney in an 8-3 decision. • La Salle High School boys competed in the West Virginia duals in Parkersburg, W.V. Milano won 6-3, Max Byrd won 9-0, Easton 4-4, Dalton won 3-4, Flick won 24, McGlasson won 3-5, Thiemann won 2-6, Murray won 35, Fuerbacher won 1-5, Neiheisel won 3-6, Samad won 90, Campbell won 2-7, Douglas 6-1, Wuestefeld won 4-3, Walden won 3-3, Roberts won 3-6, Drees won 1-7 and McBee won 6-3. • Western Hills beat Conner 60-21, Jan. 27. Western Hills’ Armstrong pinned Smith in 1 minute, 46 seconds, Chisholm won by forfeit, Sutton pinned Marquis in 4 minutes 32 seconds, Amidou won by forfeit, Donnie Ballou won by forfeit, Robinson won by forfeit, Walker won by forfeit,

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On behalf of Emmett Bold and our entire family, I would like to say thank you. Emmett, a Delhi Township resident and member of St. Teresa of Avila, was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic syndrome. He received a stem cell transplant Sept. 29 from an anonymous overseas donor and is now at home recovering. The support the families from our locals schools, St. Teresa, Our Lady of Victory, St. Dominic, St. Antoninus, St. Lawrence, Oak Hills, Seton, Elder, etc., has been overwhelming. We are so proud to live in such a great community. Thank you for the prayers, cards of inspiration, the help with shopping, rides to games, visits with Emmett, attending the benefit, wearing a “Livebold” T-shirt or bracelet etc. I could go on and on. Thank you! All of it gives us strength! We have been so blessed that it is hard to put into words. We also are so very touched that so many of you have joined the donor registry that literally saved Emmett’s life. Over 200 of you had a cheek sample taken and have been added to this registry in the hopes of saving another person’s life. Please visit www.bethematch.org if you are interested in learning more about this process. Thank you. Christina Bold Assisiknoll Court, Delhi Township

Columnist misguided

I believe guest columnist Anne Uchtman is misguided in her assumption that the Tea Party is about angry politicians. I am not a politician but a grandmother. I never paid much attention to politics because I “assumed” our elected officials were doing their best. Now I am angry. I’m angry at our government. I’m angry that we are in debt to China. I’m angry that politicians work harder at being Republicans and Democrats than doing what is best for the common good. The Tea Party stands for fiscal responsibility, limited government and free markets. That is not a bad thing. What is happening to the government now is a bad thing. Donna Bruce Legendary Ridge Lane, Cleves

D.C. smells worse

This letter is in response to Anne Uchtman’s column titled “Tea Party smells a little ‘fishy.’” It appears the Democrats are down to their sense of smell. I guess that is the only sense they have left to try and defend the current administration. Let’s face it, they have their eyes closed tight and can’t seem to see the direction that Obama is taking

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us. They certainly have their ears covered and can’t hear the taxpayers screaming stop. The election in Massachusetts has left them with a bitter taste in their mouths. And they are completely out of touch with the American people. So, Anne, be thankful it’s fish that you’re smelling because what I smell coming out of Washington is a lot worse! Greg Strochinsky Country Walk , Bridgetown

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There is nothing fishy about the Tea Party movement. (Anne) Uchtman’s column presented many misconceptions that I would like to address. Those tens of thousands who participate in the Tea Party events are generally conservative. Their anger stems from feeling helpless against the Democratic Party agenda. With the Democrat supermajority that went into place last year, the Republicans, who sometimes uphold conservatism, had no power. Our only redress was to unite as citizens under an umbrella of ideas. This is similar to the youth movement of the late ’60s/early ’70s. Teens and college kids banding together because those in power thought they didn’t have to listen. We’re not angry that Obama has not solved all of the country’s problems in one year. We’re angry that his plans have and will exacerbate the problems through uncontrolled deficit spending, higher energy costs and increased federal bureaucratic control. Sharing opposition to the Obama agenda naturally gives the Republicans the opportunity to join with the Tea Party agenda and embrace conservatism as a winning strategy. No, the Tea Party isn’t fishy. What’s fishy is hurling accusations, as Uchtman did, of dishonesty and destructiveness without facts or examples. Matt Tauber Rio Grande Drive, Cleves

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What is the best thing the president and Congress can do to reduce unemployment?

“During the 1930s, we stimulated the economy by creating construction projects to build public works, many of which are still here today. We even funded artists to create public artwork. We got something lasting for all the debt we took on. “This time around, we seemed to have used the money to fill holes in state and local budgets so we could pay more bureaucrats and to pay unemployment benefits to people who are not work-

“What is the best thing the president and Congress can do to reduce unemployment? The best thing they can do is to stay out of the private sector; the federal government had no business and no authority to meddle in this area of our lives in the first place. There is

There seems to be a growing propaganda campaign to discredit the Tea Party movement in order to distract from the underlying message of the need for principle based leadership. The recent article by Anne Uchtman was a great example and similar attacks are playing out across the media. Here are the simple facts in response to the insinuations. “It all began in early 2009, led by Republican Dick Armey.” Fact: Speaking for our group, who the heck is Dick Armey! Yes I know who Dick Armey is but he has had no contact with the Cincinnati Tea Party. The origin of the current Tea Party movement is CNBC correspondent Rick Santelli’s impromptu speech about the government bailouts on Feb. 19, 2009. His call for a “tea party” revolt to protest subsidizing failure gave voice to the frustration felt by all of us about the unprecedented government takeover of business. “Has any president … solved all the problems in one year.” Fact: No, no president has solved an economic disaster like the current depression in one year’s time. However, no president has ever tripled the deficit in a single year either! “How then did these ‘Tea’ people get so angry in just three

months?” Fact: That’s an easy one: $787 billion “stimulus,” $3.4 trillion budget with $1.4 trillion deficit, government takeover of George GM, Chrysler, Brunemann AIG, Fannie Mae, etc. The Community e n o r m o u s Press guest expansion of columnist g o v e r n m e n t control and deficit spending prompted outrage in anyone who was watching and has a basic understanding of democracy and math! The Tea Party is a non-partisan, spontaneous eruption of people with shared concerns and principles. Our group started as 35 friends gathered in our living room to exchange ideas on how to combat the progressive/socialist takeover of the United States. After that discussion we approached Mike Wilson because the concerns and principles the he laid out for the Cincinnati Tea Party at the March 15 demonstration on Fountain Square were identical to our living room discussion. The Tea Party movement is

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actually extremely simple to define – A shared belief in three fundamental principles: • Fiscal responsibility, • Limited government, • Free markets. This great nation was founded on these principles and will continue to decay until these values are restored. Everything we do is a direct consequence of the need to return our country to these fundamental truths. Political parties, leaders, anyone who embraces these principles is welcome and will receive our support. Anyone who opposes these principles will receive all the pressure we can muster to overcome their obstruction to restoring democracy. We are working for real change for the better of the country, not a hollow campaign promise with a hidden agenda for its demise. As Thomas Jefferson once said: “All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.” We have been quiet for far too long, including the Bush years, and are now suffering the consequence of that mistake. We will be silent no more! George Brunemann is a leader of the Southwest Cincinnati Tea Party. See the Web site at http://cincinnatitea party.com/events.htm for details.

Selecting the right vet for your pet Ever considered laser surgery for your eyes? I’ve often wondered why so many people pick the lowestpriced clinic to have this type of surgery. Really, you only have two eyes. While the cheapest may very well be the best, there are other considerations to be made. Same goes for selecting the right vet for your pet. In today’s economy, cost is a big consideration. But you need to make certain you are getting value for your hard-earned money. Here are a few things to think about when picking a veterinary hospital. • You should feel like all staff members have your pet’s best interest at heart. A veterinarian should always perform an exam before vaccinating your pet or scheduling a surgery. A pet should not be vaccinated if there are underlying illnesses present. Make sure the hospital you choose conducts an exam before vaccinating and during any visit. The vet should look in eyes, ears and mouth, listen to heart and lung sounds, and touch/feel the entire body. Pain medication should never be made an option. Have you ever heard someone say a dog doesn’t

feel pain like we do? How do they know? Your rule should be, if I would feel discomfort from this, so will my pet. Would you have a vasectoDiane my or hysterecZdelar-Bush tomy and go home without Community pain meds? • From a simPress guest columnist ple greeting and TLC when you arrive to the type of care your pet receives in the exam room, you should feel that you are getting the best care for your pet. You should leave visits from your veterinary office feeling like you and your pet had a positive experience and you know more about how to care for your pet. Are you clear on how often and long medications are to be given, and when you should bring your pet back for follow up and routine care? Do you know what to do and who to call in case of an emergency after hours? A caring veterinary staff makes sure that your pet will get the care it needs after they leave the building.

• A dog’s sense of smell is 100 more acute than ours. If you smell it, so does he! A veterinary hospital should be clean and sanitized. The waiting and exams rooms serve as a window into the rest of the hospital. If they are clean, odor-free and tidy, the remainder of the hospital should be as well. You expect your physician’s office to be clean, expect the same for your pet. • Friends and neighbors are good sources of referrals for vets, but be sure you ask those who have the same level of commitment to their pet as you do. Many veterinary hospitals have Web sites that can be visited prior to an in-person visit. The American Animal Hospital Association is an inspection and certification program that veterinary facilities submit to voluntarily. If an animal hospital is accredited by AAHA, it means that they meet standards of excellence in all the areas of medicine in which they practice. To learn more about AAHA and get a list of area AAHA-certified hospitals, visit www.aahanet.org. Diane Zdelar-Bush is a registered veterinary technician at Glenway Animal Hospital.

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no way to assess the damage already done by the interference of the Congress and the president. Because of the inability of ordinary citizens to exert any control over their elected representatives, some of these people have convinced themselves that they are royalty. Looking back over the last 55-60 years, the legislation passed by Congress impacting business in this country has caused perhaps irreparable damage to our competitiveness with other countries. You are not the king, Mr. Obama.” B.B. “If you lower the cost of anything, you increase the demand

for it. So, if Congress were to set a lower minimum wage, at least for hires during the next year or two, it would increase employment. “Also, it could declare a ‘holiday’ on payroll taxes for some period of time, that lowers the cost of employment also. “Lastly, it could give a tax credit for the purchase of new equipment, which would increase sales and employment.” T.H. “Stop sending our manufacturing jobs overseas! Bring our call centers back to our own soil.” G.F.

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• Pete Bachman, son of Mike and Joy Bachman, football, Indiana University

• Adam Brown, grandson of Janice Alford, football, Marian University • Corey Mason, son of Joe and Chris Mason, football, University of Cincinnati • Tony Miliano, son of Chris and Donna Miliano, football, Cincinnati • Mark Miller, son of George and Jan Miller, football, Ohio Dominican • Tim O’Conner, son of Bill and Renie O’Conner, football, Indiana • Keith Schenkel, son of

Mark and Sally Schenkel, cross country and track, Xavier University • Alex Welch, son of Austin and Lynn Welch, football, University of Notre Dame

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• Cameron Cole, football, Indiana University • Chris Fisbeck, soccer/ track, College of Mount St. Joseph • Keenan Gibbs, football, University of Toledo

• Jake Keller, football, College of the Holy Cross • Reid Rizzo, baseball, Lake Erie College • Kyle Smith, soccer, Ashland University

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• Amanda Baute, basketball, Tiffin University • Joel Bender, baseball, University of Louisville • Rebecca Dietrich, soccer, Francis Marion University • Jake Hildreth, football, College of Mt. St. Joseph • Brian Johnson, football, University of St. Francis • Katie Hildreth Osborn, soccer, Georgetown University • Ben Schmidt, football, Southeast M i s s o u r i Stacey State • Geoff Stacey, football, College of Mt. St. Joseph • Ryan Quinn, wrestling, Central Michigan University

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A trio of La Salle Lancer football players signed their letters of intent Wednesday, Feb. 3, while celebrating National Signing Day. The group included, from left, Jake Keller (Holy Cross), Keenan Gibbs (Toledo) and Cameron Cole (Indiana) as La Salle varsity head coach Tom Grippa proudly stands behind his future collegiate players.

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McAuley’s Michelle Watson, with parents Tom and Jean Watson, signs a letter of intent to play soccer for Western Michigan. She plans to major in biomedical sciences and will play goalkeeper for the Broncos. St. Xavier High School held its Signing Day Feb. 3, as nine Bombers signed letters of intent to pursue collegiate athletics. Among them (sitting, left to right) were: Chris Hanson (Xavier University, cross country), Eric Gruenbacher (University of Dayton, cross country), Tyler Smith (Kenyon College, football) and Connor Carroll (Dennison University, lacrosse). Standing (from left to right): Nigel Muhammad (Lehigh University, football), Matt James (University of Notre Dame, football), Luke Massa (Notre Dame, football), Eric Kramer (Ohio State University, preferred walkon, football) and Will Carroll (Georgetown University, football). PHOTO COURTESY MARK D. MOTZ/ST. XAVIER


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February 10, 2010

THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD T H U R S D A Y, F E B . 1 1

ART & CRAFT CLASSES

Intermediate Sewing Classes, 9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., Child care available. Classes offered on a six-week rotating schedule. Participants must have completed beginner classes. Free. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673; www.thewomensconnection.org. West Price Hill.

ART EXHIBITS

Colleen McAndrews Wood: Oil Paintings on Wood, 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Front Porch Coffeehouse, 5245 Glenway Ave., Through Feb. 12. 471-5282. Price Hill.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Royal Rounds, 2-4 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road, Phase III-V round dance club for experienced dancers. Ballroom figures: waltz, two-step, cha cha, rumba, tango and bolero. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 9292427. Greenhills.

DANCE CLASSES

Line Dance Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smoothsoled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. Springfield Township.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Restore the Core, 6:30-7:30 p.m., New Hope Community Church, 3707 Edgewood Drive, Get ready for summer and bathing suit season. First class is free. $10. Presented by StrollerFit Inc. 205-9772; www.strollerfit.com. Green Township.

LITERARY BOOK CLUBS

Horror Book Club, 8 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, “Desperation.” Presented by Monfort Heights/White Oak Civic Association. 3694472. Monfort Heights.

SCHOOLS

Remembering, Reaching Out and Connecting Food Drive, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Colerain High School, 8801 Cheviot Road, Athletic Office. Bring canned goods and other non-perishable items to school for the Lady Cardinals basketball team. Benefits Haiti relief effort and local food banks. 923-1000, ext. 612. Colerain Township.

SENIOR CITIZENS

Movie Thursday, 10:30 a.m., North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave., Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey in “The Color Purple.” Popcorn provided. 521-3462. North College Hill. F R I D A Y, F E B . 1 2

ART & CRAFT CLASSES

Piecemakers, 2-4 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., Quilters and sewers create projects to benefit the community. Child care available. Free. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673; www.thewomensconnection.org. West Price Hill.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Butler Squares, 7:30-10 p.m., Miami Whitewater Township Firehouse, 6736 Ohio 128, Plus-level square dance club open to all experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; www.so-nkysdf.com. Miamitown.

FOOD & DRINK

Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 513, 7947 Hamilton Ave., Cod, catfish, shrimp, crab cakes, steak and chicken sandwiches, fries, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw and cupcakes. 729-0061. Mount Healthy.

SCHOOLS

Remembering, Reaching Out and Connecting Food Drive, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Colerain High School, 923-1000, ext. 612. Colerain Township. S A T U R D A Y, F E B . 1 3

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Donauschwaben Society Dinner Dance, 6:30-11 p.m., Donauschwaben Haus, 4290 Dry Ridge Road, Dinner served from 6:307:30 p.m. by club’s youth group members. Includes breaded schnitzel, mashed potatoes, red cabbage, green beans, bread, dessert and open wine bar. Cash bar and snacks available during dance. Music Rheingold Band. $16; $8 dance only. Registration required. 385-2098; www.donauschwaben.com. Colerain Township. Sweetheart Swing Dance, 7:30-11:30 p.m., The Farm, 239 Anderson Ferry Road, Buffet dinner, wine, beer, soft drinks, desserts and snacks. Music by the Pete Wagner Band. Includes TV raffle, match box raffle and splitthe-pots. Benefits Delhi Township Veterans Association and the Delhi Business Association. Ages 18 and up. $70 couple, $45 single. Reservations required. 471-8693; www.delhiveterans.com. Delhi Township.

HOLIDAY - MARDI GRAS

Kehraus Tanz (Sweep Out Dance), 7:11 p.m., Germania Society of Cincinnati, 3529 W. Kemper Road, Karneval Kehraus Dance. Last dance of the season. Music by Prost’ Band. Prizes for most original costume. $12. Reservations required. 742-0060; www.germaniasociety.com. Colerain Township.

HOLIDAY - VALENTINE’S DAY

A Valentine’s Extravaganza, 7-11:30 p.m., Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Bridgetown, 3302 Westbourne Drive, Large Ballroom. With Dueling Pianos and The Cincinnati Sinatra. Matt Snow, emcee. Includes dinner, free parking, cash bar, and dancing. Ages 21 and up. $49 per couple. Reservations required. 943-3601; www.TheCincinnatiSinatra.com. Bridgetown.

MUSIC - BLUES

Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9:30 p.m., Poppy’s Tavern, 5510 Rybolt Road, Free. 574-6333. Green Township. Ralph & The Rhythm Hounds Band, 9 p.m.midnight, The Dog Haus, 494 Pedretti Ave., With Noah Cave. Family friendly. 378-2961. Delhi Township.

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK

BlueStone Ivory, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 251-7977. Riverside. The Sonic Sledgehammers, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m., JB’s Bar and Grille, 9176 Winton Road, Valentine Party. Free. 522-6166; www.sonicsledgehammers.webs.com. Springfield Township.

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NATURE

Glow-in-the-Dark Hike, 7 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Hikers journey through woods to encounter “glowing trees.”. $2, vehicle permit required. Registration required online by Feb. 12. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township. Great Backyard Bird Count and Hike, 9 a.m.-noon, Sisters of Charity Spirituality Center, 5900 Delhi Road, Motherhouse courtyard. Three-hour bird count. Hikes led by Western Wildlife Corridor to explore surrounding woods. Young Birders get certificate for participating. Free. Presented by Audubon Society of Ohio. 941-6497; www.birdsource.org/gbbc. Delhi Township.

ON STAGE - THEATER

Murder Mystery Dinners, 6:30 p.m., Mill Race Banquet Center, 1515 W. Sharon Road, “Death by Chocolate.” Cash bar. Audience participation. Adults. $33.50; vehicle permit required. Reservations required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.

SEMINARS

Career Day, 9 a.m.-noon, St. Mark A.M.E. Zion Church, 9208 Daly Road, Features panel of human resource professionals to help sharpen resume, interviewing and networking skills. Free. Registration required. Presented by Women of Excellence Ministry. 961-6862. Springfield Township. S U N D A Y, F E B . 1 4

FOOD & DRINK

Pancake Breakfast, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Monfort Heights United Methodist Church, 3682 West Fork Road, All you can eat. Pancakes, sausage, coffee, milk and juice. Benefits Boy Scout Troop 98. $5. Presented by Boy Scouts of America Troop 98. 741-0577. Green Township.

HOLIDAY - VALENTINE’S DAY

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. 12. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township.

NATURE

Sundry of Salamanders, 3 p.m., Shawnee Lookout Park, 2008 Lawrenceburg Road, Meet at Waterhole Meadow to learn about salamanders. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Miami Township.

SENIOR CITIZENS

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. M O N D A Y, F E B . 1 5

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Unicorners Singles Square Dance Club, 810 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Experienced western style square dancers and round dancers. Singles and couples welcome. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; www.sonkysdf.com. Mount Healthy.

EXERCISE CLASSES

StrollerFit, 9:40-10:40 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $10. 205-9772; www.strollerfit.com. Sayler Park. Restore the Core, 6:30-7:30 p.m., New Hope Community Church, $10. 205-9772; www.strollerfit.com. Green Township.

HEALTH / WELLNESS

Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Shopping Center, 3491 North Bend Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Monfort Heights.

PROVIDED

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park hosts the Rosenthal Next Generation Theatre Series with award-winning puppeteer Hobey Ford at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in the playhouse’s Rosenthal Plaza. Ford uses puppets, music and movement to explore the animal kingdom. Tickets are $5, ages 4-18; and $6 for adults. Call 421-3888 or visit www.cincyplay.com. The performance is for ages 4 and up.

HOLIDAY - BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Black History Through Music, Noon-1:30 p.m., College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road, Food Court, Harrington Center. Music covers the spirituals to hip-hop; from the Middle Passage to Katrina to President Barack Obama; from agony to ecstasy. Free. 244-4414. Delhi Township.

PROVIDED.

Studio San Giuseppe hosts the Mount Art and Design Faculty Exhibition through Feb. 12. The gallery, on the campus of the College of Mount St. Joseph, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 244-4314. Pictured is “ ‘V’ is for Vulnerable,” by Sharon Kesterson Bollen.

HOME & GARDEN

Year-Round Gardening, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road. Learn new ideas for planning and maintaining garden throughout the year. Adults only. With White Oak Garden Center staff. Free. 385-3313. Monfort Heights.

NATURE

Kids Day at the Park, 10 a.m., FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Colerain Township.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Job Search Group, 1:30-3 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Consultants teach on topics to help with job search. Participants share leads and resumes. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown. T U E S D A Y, F E B . 1 6

ART & CRAFT CLASSES

Beginner Sewing Classes, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., Child care available. Classes offered on a six-week rotating schedule. Free. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 4714673; www.thewomensconnection.org. West Price Hill.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Continentals Round Dance Club, 7-9:30 p.m., Hilltop United Methodist Church, 1930 W. Galbraith Road, Phase III-V level round dance club. $6. 929-2427; www.sonkysdf.com. North College Hill.

DANCE CLASSES

Beginner Square Dance Class, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, No prior dance experience necessary. Wear casual dress and smooth-soled shoes. Free. 929-2427; www.so-nkysdf.com. Springfield Township. Line Dance Class, 10-11 a.m., Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane, Line dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. 321-6776. West Price Hill.

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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Red Hat Ladies The Red Hots, Noon, North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave., Red Hat Gala Valentine’s with music by Jack Eno. $2 donation. 521-3462. North College Hill.

DANCE CLASSES

Square Dance Class, 10-11:30 a.m., Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane, Dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. West Price Hill.

EDUCATION

Circus Class, 3-4:45 p.m., Cincinnati Waldorf School, 5555 Little Flower Ave., Wednesdays through April 28. No class March 24. Introduction to circus skills. Learn stilt walking, rolling globe, clown routines, balance, juggling, plate spinning and more. Grades 1-8. $140, $110 siblings. Presented by My Nose Turns Red Theatre Company. 859-581-7100; www.mynoseturnsred.org. Mount Airy. Your Financial Health Personal Education Program, 7-8 p.m., Taylor High School, 36 E. Harrison Ave., Taxes Hurt: How Can You Stop the Pain? Free. Presented by Three Rivers Local School District. 941-6400. North Bend.

FOOD & DRINK

Fish Fry, 4-7 p.m., Our Lady of Victory School, 808 Neeb Road, Cafeteria. Includes fried or baked fish dinners, sandwiches, pizza, sides and drinks. Carryout available, call after 3:30 p.m. Benefits Boy Scout Troop 909. 50 cents-$6. 347-2074. Delhi Township. Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. Lawrence Church, 3680 Warsaw Ave., Undercroft, Cafeteria. Includes breaded shrimp, baked salmon, cod sandwiches, spaghetti, grilled cheese sandwich, pizza bread, sides, desserts and beverages. Carryout available. Benefits Parent Teacher Organization. $1-$7. 921-4230. East Price Hill. Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., St. Antoninus Parish, 1500 Linneman Road, Church Undercroft. Fried fish sandwich, grilled salmon, jumbo fried shrimp, pizza, baked potato, macaroni and cheese, salad, green beans, cole slaw, french fries, onion rings and soup of the week. Family friendly. $5.50-$7.50 dinners; $1.50-$3.50 a la carte. Presented by St. Antoninus Boy Scout Troop 614. 922-5400; www.saintantoninus.org. Green Township.

NATURE

Maple Sugaring for Adults, 1 p.m., FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, $4, vehicle permit required. Registration required online 10 days prior to date. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Colerain Township.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Restore the Core, 6:30-7:30 p.m., New Hope Community Church, $10. 205-9772; www.strollerfit.com. Green Township.

MUSIC - OLDIES

Bop Club Dance, 7-11 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, Dance lessons 7-8 p.m., except last Tuesday of month. $3, members free. Presented by Cincinnati Bop Club. 251-7977; www.cincibop.com. Riverside.

NATURE

Maple Sugaring for Adults, 1 p.m., FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Ellenwood Nature Barn. How it’s done, the tools and a tasting. $4, vehicle permit required. Registration required online 10 days prior to date. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Colerain Township.

SENIOR CITIZENS

Senior Book Club, 10 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Free. “Julie and Romeo,” by Jeanne Ray. 369-4472. Green Township. Brandy’s Craft Class: Spring Arrangements, 11 a.m., North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave., Cost covers supplies. $2. 521-3462. North College Hill.

PROVIDED

See “Cinderella” go to the ball at the Cincinnati Ballet’s production Friday, Feb. 12, through Sunday, Feb. 14, at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $25-$80. Call 513-621-5282 or visit www.cincinnatiballet.com. Pictured is principal dancer Janessa Touchet as Cinderella.


Life

Western Hills Press

February 10, 2010

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We should be wondering as we wander

Why are there so many vivacious children and so many dull adults? Because we live in a world that does not encourage awe and wonder. As a child we were in a constant state of wonder. Each day we were like guests at a smorgasbord. We were constantly touching, tasting, looking and marveling at interesting objects and sounds. Sometimes there were even things that escalated wonder into awe. But gradually wonder and awe gets squeezed out of us. To wonder means to recognize that we were in the presence of mystery. But we have lowered the ceiling to avoid acknowledging anything beyond. And as we become more competent and gain mastery over ourselves and the things around us, wonder diminishes. But might we not ask, “Can’t our competence lead us to more wonder?” The earliest philosophers recognized that philosophy itself begins with wonder. And if philosophy is authentic, it will end there too. Rabbi Abraham Heschel noted that the worst of sins is to take life for granted.

Children have n o t learned to commit that sin. True poets and mystics fight Father Lou a g a i n s t Guntzelman c o m m i t Perspectives ting it. Yet we say, “Been there, done that.” How did we slay wonder? The former director of the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies, scientist William G. Pollard, says a chief characteristic of 18th- and 19thcentury science was a sense of demolishing mystery. Nature’s secrets were being unlocked and hopes arose that eventually one great formula would be found to explain everything. “But,” he added, “the great scientists of our century underscore the openness of science. … We find the reintroduction of mystery at a very profound and deep level.” If we are, instead, seduced by the powers of science it leads us to pay attention to only a part of reality – the functional or classifiable part.

But we are more than functional and classifiable. We are unique individuals and deeply mysterious. People who are alienated from mystery and wonder are alienated from themselves. If we are oblivious to mystery we diminish ourselves. To try and regain a sense of wonder and awe, Chesterton said that we have to look at familiar things until they become strange. In that same manner, author Joseph Gallagher notes, “Really looking, really listening, really paying attention: these are skills which are seemingly a natural part of childhood, probably because a child hasn’t grown ‘practical’ enough to limit his gaze to what is functional about a thing. ... Such an attentiveness

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Life

February 10, 2010

Make a little whoopee (pie) Valentine’s Day

What’s the first word that comes to mind when someone mentions Valent i n e ’ s Day? For me, it’s chocolate. And, really, it’s not a bad Rita t h i n g Heikenfeld s i n c e Rita’s kitchen chocolate contains lots of good things, like antioxidants. Now I will admit the recipe I’m sharing today probably cancels out most of the good nutrition, but after all, it is Valentine’s Day and these are worth every calorie.

Chocolate gobs/mini chocolate whoopee pies

Don’t be fooled by the name – these are like mini chocolate whoopee pies (that’s why I added the name to the title) and would be so much fun for the kids to help make. From colleague and country girl Janice Mehal-

Filling:

5 tablespoons flour 1 cup milk 1 cup sugar 1 stick butter, softened 1 ⁄2 cup vegetable shortening 1 teaspoon vanilla

COURTESY RITA HEIKENFELD

One of Janice Mehallick’s chocolate gobs or “whoopee pie.” lick, a West Chester reader who said, “We make these and call them chocolate gobs – it’s one of our favorite desserts.” Janice brought several in for me to try, and within minutes, all were gone except one.

Cakes:

2 cups sugar 1 ⁄2 cup vegetable shortening 2 eggs 1 cup buttermilk 1 cup boiling water 1 teaspoon vanilla 4 cups flour 1 ⁄2 teaspoon baking powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 ⁄2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cream sugar and shortening until fluffy. Add eggs and continue to beat. Stir together buttermilk, boiling water, vanilla, and blend this into the creamed mixture at low speed. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cocoa. Add to mixture 1 cup at a time, blending well at low speed. Batter will be very thin but do not worry. Drop by teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for five minutes. Allow to cool and transfer onto waxed paper. To make the filling, place flour into saucepan and slowly add milk, stirring until smooth. Set over medium heat and cook, stirring until very thick. Mixture should become as thick as solid vegetable shortening. Remove from

heat and allow to cool completely. Cream together sugar, butter, shortening, and vanilla. Add the cooled flour mixture and whip until fluffy. Spread onto bottom side of cookie and top with another cookie to make a sandwich. Wrap individually in plastic wrap and store in refrigerator.

Maribelle’s sweet and sour chicken soup

Reader Sandy Keiser couldn’t believe her luck when Maribelle’s Tavern (2062 Riverside Drive in the historic East End of Cincinnati, 513-861-2484) agreed to share this recipe. Sandy said it was a “Spicy Thai chicken soup with vegetables; mmmm good!” I couldn’t believe my luck, either, when Chef Mike Florea responded so quickly. He said, “This recipe is from Chris Florea, my brother and a cook in our kitchen. Chris is also responsible for our delicious brunch menu on Sundays.” Soups, surf or turf spe-

More Valentine’s Day treats

For easy peanut butter cups and stacked red velvet cake recipes, go to http:// communitypress.cincinnati. com and click on Rita’s picture. Call 513-591-6163 to request a printed copy. cials vary daily and all the food is fresh and made to order. I can tell you myself that it’s a fun place to go and next time we stop in, I’m getting this soup! Check them out at maribellestavern.com for more information. (I found Mae Ploy chili sauce at Kroger in a smaller bottle. I use it for all sorts of things – it’s sweet but very hot/spicy, as well.) This is a big batch soup, so would be perfect for entertaining. 3 large yellow onions, julienned 2 tablespoons garlic, minced 1 cup chipotle peppers in adobo, pureed 1 bunch asparagus, sliced 3 carrots, shredded

3 cups smoked bacon, chopped 1 gallon chicken stock or good quality broth 2 cups Chablis wine 25 oz bottle sweet chili sauce (like Mae Ploy) 1 ⁄2 cup sesame seeds 10 chicken breast halves, grilled and then diced Salt and pepper to taste Caramelize onions in large stock pot in a bit of oil. Add garlic, chipotle, bacon, asparagus and carrots. Cook for approximately 20 minutes on low heat. Deglaze with wine. Make sure to scrape bottom to get all the bacon and onion drippings. Add chicken stock. Bring to a boil and add the bottle of sweet chili sauce. Reduce heat so soup is at a simmer. Add the chicken and sesame seeds. Let simmer for 30 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. E-mail columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Community

Western Hills Press

February 10, 2010

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BRIEFLY Groundbreaking set

The Miami Township Board of Trustees will conduct groundbreaking ceremonies for the new community center/fire station building at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the township’s property at Shady Lane at 3772 Shady Lane. The project, on about 7.5 acres, will also include a new ball field and a walking trail. The project is expected to cost about $6.8 million and will be paid for using tax increment finance money.

Fish fry begins

St. Joseph Knights of Columbus will sponsor a Fish Fry on Ash Wednesday and every Friday in Lent from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Visitation Church’s multipurpose room at the corner of Werk and South Roads. Will call, drive-through and shut-in delivery is available at

347-2229. Special children activities are scheduled for every Friday. For additional information, go to www.stjosephkofc.org

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Dorothy Brooks

Dorothy Robertson Brooks died Feb. 2. She was a secretary for BASF. Survived by daughter Sheri Lynn Bishop; grandchildren Nickla, James Bishop; great-grandchildren NaVonna, James Jr., Bre’Ajiah, Jae’Meon, Jhi’Yiere, Bra’Niah. Preceded in death by husband Albert Brooks. Services were Feb. 8 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home.

Helen Bruser

Helen A. Bruser, 81, died Feb. 3. Survived by brothers Robert, Walter Bruser; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by sisters Catherine Carleton, Marie, Mildred Bruser. Services were Feb. 6 at St. James Church. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. James Church, 3565 Hubble Road, Cincinnati, OH 45247.

Sonny Clark

Charles “Sonny” Clark, 72, Miami Township, died Feb. 3. He was a

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Ann Flottman

Ann Kleitsch Flottman, 99, died Feb. 1. She was a homemaker. Survived by nephews Andrew W. (Norma) Kleitsch, Edward Flottman, niece Kay (Bob) Falcone; greatnephew Andrew W. (Carolyn) Kleitsch II; great-great-nieces and nephew Deborah, Victoria, Carrie Ann, Michael Kleitsch. Preceded in death by husband Raymond

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Keller; great-grandchildren Joshua, Alexis, Jared, Ethan, Joey, Madison, Marissa; sister-in-law Donna Meyer; Gary, Lynne Gabbard. Preceded in death by husband Robert Keller, daughter Roberta Keller, brother Harvey Meyer. Services were Jan. 30 at Grace Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Bolton & Lunsford Funeral Home. Memorials to Grace Lutheran Church.

Mike Hood, 57, formerly of Delhi Township, died Jan. 22 in Richland, Wash. He was a superintendent for the Bechtel Corporation, where he worked for more than 30 years. Survived by wife Diane Hood; children Michael Hood, Amy (Ryan) Hood Morris; granddaughter Claira Morris; mother Alvera Hood; siblings Jenny Grooms, Janice Lawson, William Hood. Preceded in death by father William Hood. Services were Feb. 6 at St. Teresa of Avila with a reception to follow at the Delhi Senior Center. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Jane Monica Jaspers, 54, Green Township, died Feb. 1. She was a social worker. Survived by father Robert W. Jaspers; siblings Mary (Mike) Sweeney, Robert J. (Lynn) Jaspers; nieces and nephew Jennifer Bauer, Robert P. Jaspers, Maria Berry. Preceded in death by mother Beatrice Jaspers Jaspers. Services were Feb. 5 at St. Ignatius of Loyola. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Dorothy Meyer Keller, 85, Cheviot, died Jan. 28 at Terrace View Gardens. She was a secretary. Survived by children Barbara (Gregory) Kimble, Becky Stamper, Phillip (Kris) Keller; grandchildren Linda, Christopher (Amy), Robert (Anna) Kimble, Leslie (Dylan) Seats, Jason, David Stamper, Brent, Joey

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Rosalia Labrador Lerma, 102, died Feb. 2. She was a pharmacist. Survived by children Felicitas (Roberto) Sia, Renee (late Ranulfo) Gamboa, Ludgerio (Natividad), Deogracias Jr. (Eleanor), Teresita, Alberto (Lourdes) Lerma; 15 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Deogracias Lerma Sr. Services were Feb. 5 at St. Dominic. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home.

Edwin Linkous

Edwin I. Linkous, 83, Green Township, died Feb. 2. He was a supervisor for Steel Craft. Survived by daughter Evelyn (Richard) Wormuth; granddaughter Gina Stanghetti; great-grandsons Nickolas, Zackary. Preceded in death by wife Helen Linkous. Services were Feb. 5 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home.

Bill Niehaus

Elbert J. “Bill” Niehaus, 89, Miami Township, died Jan. 28. He was a special education teacher. Survived by children William L. (Carol Diehl) Niehaus, Patricia Kindsvatter, Pamela (J. Robert) Gundy; stepson Christopher Ramsey; brother Ralph Niehaus; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by mother Betty Niehaus. Services were Feb. 1 at St. Ignatius of Loyola. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

Joseph Oliverio

Joseph Anthony Oliverio, 49, Green Township, died Feb. 2. He was a computer graphic technician. Survived by son Anthony J. Oliverio; stepsons Doug, Alan Chilson; siblings James (Susan) Oliverio, Ada Lutes; aunt and uncle Ada, Eugene Oliverio. Services were Feb. 9 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home.

Marcella Ollis

Marcella Ollis, 79, died Feb. 3. She was a secretary for RKO Pictures. Survived by sons Russell, Jeffrey Ollis; grandchildren Amanda, Renee, David, Jeffrey, Katylynn; greatgrandchildren Amber, Ryan, Molly; nine siblings. Preceded in death by her husband Russell Ollis. Services were Feb. 8 at Baltimore Pike Cemetery. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home.

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Thomas Pfaffinger Sr.

Thomas F. Pfaffinger Sr., 73, Westwood, died Feb. 3. He was a carpenter and general contractor. Survived by wife Bonnie Pfaffinger; children Susan (John) Fahey, Thomas (Sandy) Jr., Bruce, Ted (Michelle), Anita Pfaffinger, Carol (Chris) Juniet; Pfaffinger brother Dan (Mary Jo) Pfaffinger; mother-in-law Marie Hummel; 20 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents John, Lillian Pfaffinger, siblings Jerry, John “Jack” Pfaffinger, Mary Kay Gates, fatherin-law Henry Hummel. Services were Feb. 8 at St. Martin of Tours. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to the St. Martin Athletic Association or Vitas Hospice.

Mary Ellen Rowekamp

Mary Ellen Linz Rowekamp, 81, died Jan. 29 at the Western Hills Retirement Village. She was an office administrator for Hamilton County Clerk of Courts. Survived by children Edward A., Thomas (Patti) Rowekamp, Leslie (Russ) Moorman; grandchildren Rowekamp Deb (Pete) Mack, Bryan (Jodi); sister Grace Moore; six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Edward J. Rowekamp. Services were Feb. 3 at Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati Inc., c/o Bethesda Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.

Catherine Scheidt

Catherine Christoff Scheidt, 71, died Jan. 26 at the Hospice of Cincinnati, Mercy Hospital-Western Hills. Survived by husband Marvin Scheidt; children Debbie (the late Mark) Tedesco, Marvin “Butch,” Donald (Traci) Scheidt; grandchildren Christy (Todd) Honchell, Jonathan Ratliff, Joseph Tedesco, Donald, Joshua, Tony, Stevi, Rachel, Kelsey, Alex Scheidt; great-grandchildren Xander, Kaiya Honchell; brothers Don (Ruth) Christoff, Mike Vukich; many nieces and nephews. Services were Jan. 30 at Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, Mercy HospitalWestern Hills, 3131 Queen City Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45238 or American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

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Jack Wentz

John B. “Jack” Wentz, 63, died Jan. 28. Survived by children Jeff Wentz, Annette Gregg, Denise (Mike) Leopold, Dianne (Steven) Finley; grandchildren Breeanne, Dominic, Jakob, Mariah, Brylee, Aiden, Skylar, William, Zackary, Melanie, Makiah, Abigahle, Cody; sister Mary Ruth (John) Schirmer. Preceded in death by parents Lester, Ruth Wentz, brother Paul Wentz.

Mary Ann Wilhelm

Mary Ann McManus Wilhelm, 79, Green Township, died Feb. 3. Survived by daughter Mary Alice (Michael) Bessler; grandchildren Maggie Wilhelm, Joey, Jenni Bessler; sister Peg Corken; nieces and nephews Tom (Sue) Miele, Gail (Tim) ShawCourtney, Julie (Dan) Hoctor, Ronny Corken; brother-in-law Bob Corken; Wilhelm many greatnieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Charles Wilhelm, son Steven Wilhelm, sister Adele Miele, nephew Dennis Corken, brother-in-law John Miele. Services were Feb. 9 at St. Teresa of Avila. Arrangements by Meyer

Uva Lee Woods

Uva Lee Woods, 87, Green Township, died Feb. 1. She was a secretary for Piepmeier the Florist. She was a member of the Bridgetown Church of Christ. Survived by daughters Ora Lee (Bruce) Walters, Sue Daugherty, Shirley Woods; siblings Robert Gibson, Lucille Placke; grandchildren Charla Payne, Megan Henley, Paige Walters, Paul, Mat, Lauren Daugherty; great-grandchildren Madsin, Jakob, Andrew Payne, Cord, Aubrey Henley, Maximus Daugherty; many nieces and nephews Services were Feb. 5 at GumpHolt Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Wilbur Yoho

Wilbur Yoho, 79, Westwood, died Feb. 1. He was member of Local 18 Operating Engineers for over 60 years. He was a veteran of Korea. Survived by wife Bonnie Yoho; children Joyce Boyle, Barbara

Ritsch, James (Connie), Jeff (Mena), Wilbur (Karen) Yoho; grandchildren Kevin, Kraig, Kayla, Scott (Jessica), Bryan, Lesley (Charles), Yoho Jessica (Jeff), Jason (Christie), Jaimie (Bryan), Kristie (Michael), Mandy, Laura, Courtney, Michael, George, Kelly; great-grandchildren Ashley, Maggie, Scotty, Hayley, Dylan, Logan, Cayden, Leah, Caleb, Emma, Isabelle, Luke, Ethan, Hayden, Ryder, Connor, Ava, Mackenzie, Bobby; siblings Lloyd, Howard Yoho, Mason (Geraldine), Helen (Lawrence) Henson; friend Charlie Bowlin; many nieces and nephews. Services were Feb. 5 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263 or American Diabetes Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 304, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

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Imagene Hensley Struckman, 83, formerly of North Bend, died Jan. 30 at the Hospice of Hamilton. She had worked for the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse. She was a member of Addyston Baptist Church, the Country Kitchen Band and the Struckman Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6428 auxiliary. Survived by children Mary Morgan, Tom Struckman; 40 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and greatgreat-grandchildren. Preceded in death by Estol Struckman Sr., sons Estol Jr., Joseph Struckman, brothers Orville, Marvin Hensley, two grandchildren. Services were Feb. 5 at Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials to Shriners Hospital.

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Arrests/citations

Juvenile, 11, theft at 4040 Harrison Ave., Jan. 21. Juvenile, 17, disorderly conduct, Jan. 21. Christopher Drollinger, 24, 1 Main St. No. 11, possessing drug abuse instruments, Jan. 22. Mathew Rader, 23, 3408 Robb Ave., possession of drugs, Jan. 22. Nicholas A. Ballachino, 36, 5576 Hillside Ave. No. 10, resisting arrest, obstructing official business and disorderly conduct at 3726 Glenmore Ave., Jan. 23. Timothy Durban, 30, 5461 Michelle’s Oak Court, Apt. J, driving under the influence at St. Martins Place and Robb Avenue, Jan. 23. Phillip Combs, 45, 2934 Queen City Ave., driving under suspension, Jan. 23. Ryan Abner, 18, 6164 Ottawa Ave., warrant, Jan. 23. Jamale Reese, 21, 7864 Clovernook Ave., warrant, Jan. 23. Ricke A. Schmidt, 31, 1245 Iliff Ave., disorderly conduct at Harrison Avenue and Carson Avenue, Jan. 23. Travis B. Minter, 27, 400 W. Ninth St., disorderly conduct at Harrison Avenue and Carson Avenue, Jan. 23. Jared Reilman, 19, 6711 Jamar Drive, disorderly conduct, Jan. 24. Michael Klosterman, 19, 4112 West Court No. 1, disorderly conduct, Jan. 24. Nanna Warren, 48, 3820 Davis Ave., driving under suspension and driving under the influence, Jan. 25. Alisha Boone, 18, 921 Woodlawn Ave., obstructing official business, Jan. 26.

John Bonfield, 31, 4044 W. Eighth St., driving under suspension, Jan. 26. Ashley Doss, 22, 2687 Hillvista Lane No. 3, warrant, Jan. 26. Juvenile, 13, assault at 4040 Harrison Ave., Jan. 26. Juvenile, 13, disorderly conduct at 4040 Harrison Ave., Jan. 28. Aaron Tucker, 33, 3738 Sunburst Ridge, driving under suspension, Jan. 29. Kevin Hinkle, 18, 4341 Brookdale Drive, driving under suspension at 4100 block Harrison Avenue, Jan. 29. Juvenile, 13, drug abuse, Jan. 29. Jovon McCoy, 31, 1839 Berkley, warrant, obstructing official business, resisting arrest and drug abuse, Jan. 30. Harry Baldock, 53, 4366 Harrison Ave., driving under suspension, Jan. 30. Michael Nixon, 31, 3812 Dina Terrace, domestic violence, Jan. 31. James Leboeuf, 31, 3960 Glenmore Ave., domestic violence and endangering children at 3960 Glenmore Ave., Feb. 2. Holly Kenerly, 40, 3818 Glenmore Ave. No. 1, driving under suspension, Feb. 2. Anita Chanceller, 40, 3464 Boudinot Ave., warrant at 3814 Harrison Ave., Feb. 2.

Incidents

Assault

Suspect grabbed victim by the throat at 3430 Orchard Court, Feb. 1.

Burglary

Computer stolen from home at 3425 Mayfair Ave., Jan. 22. Laptop computer, money, two cell

About police reports

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. Kim Frey, 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. phone chargers, coins and assorted jewelry stolen from home at 3803 Dina Terrace No. 4, Jan. 26. Television stolen from home at 3430 Mayfair Ave., Jan. 26.

Criminal damaging

Telephone box damaged on home at 4109 Harding Ave., Jan. 22. Window broken on vehicle at 3727 Dina Terrace, Jan. 20.

Theft

Two dryer tops stolen from apartment complex laundry room at 3298 Camvic Terrace, Jan. 23. Dryer top stolen from apartment complex laundry room at 3301 Camvic Terrace, Jan. 23. Cell phone left on table at Glenmore Bowl was stolen at 3716 Glenmore Ave., Jan. 18. Employee files and certified state license stolen from Kia Kids at 3829 North Bend Road, Jan. 29. Money stolen from register at Harvest Drive-Thru at 4017 North Bend Road, Feb. 1. Debit card stolen from home at 3804 Dina Terrace No. 5, Jan. 30.

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CINCINNATI DISTRICT 3 Arrests/citations

Adam J. Hammann, born 1991, theft under $300, 6165 Glenway Ave., Jan. 23. Antione Linder, born 1979, possession of open flask, 2598 Ferguson Road, Jan. 19. Arthur McCurdy, born 1978, unlawful use of vehicle joyriding, 5520 Glenway Ave., Jan. 22. Darrell Andre Washington, born 1973, assault and criminal damaging or endangerment, 2598 Ferguson Road, Jan. 19. Darren E. Hardy, born 1965, theft under $300, 2435 Harrison Ave., Jan. 23. Donnell Washington, born 1970, domestic violence, 3111 Westbrook Drive, Jan. 19. Howard Dickey, born 1949, disorderly conduct and possession of open flask, 2913 Boudinot Ave., Jan. 20. Jerry Lee Roper, born 1988, theft under $300, 2913 Boudinot Ave., Jan. 20. John Sipe, born 1979, theft under $300, 2322 Ferguson Road, Jan. 22. John W. Lee, born 1962, theft under $300, 2913 Queen City Ave., Jan. 21. Jonathan P. Kovac, born 1953, assault, 6165 Glenway Ave., Jan. 20. Kenneth D. Johnson, born 1956, assault, 2435 Harrison Ave., Jan. 18. Montez L. Johnson, born 1988, having weapon with conviction or under indictment and carrying concealed weapon, 3185 Ferncrest Court, Jan. 23. Raydell Hope, born 1989, carrying concealed weapons and having weapon with conviction or under indictment, 3185 Ferncrest Court, Jan. 23. Robert A. Craynon, born 1985, theft under $300, 6000 Glenway Ave., Jan. 23. Larenzo E. Peeples, born 1987, theft under $300 and possession of drugs, 3360 Glenmore Ave., Jan. 23. Stacey A. Braun, born 1968, theft under $300, 6165 Glenway Ave., Jan. 22. Trimaine Henry, born 1986, theft under $300, 2435 Harrison Ave., Jan. 20. Landon Jones, born 1978, possession of drugs, 2194 Queen City Ave., Jan. 15. Alton Boyce, born 1979, drug abuse and trafficking, 3121 Queen City Ave., Jan. 20. Darnell Gains, born 1985, possession of drugs and theft under $300, 3360 Glenmore Ave., Jan. 23. Georgena Jones, born 1961, theft under $300, 6165 Glenway Ave., Jan. 24. Harold Hill, born 1986, assault, 3409 Tinaview Court, Jan. 20. James Arthur Bailey, born 1958, theft under $300, 2416 Ferguson Road, Jan. 24. Jeffrey Clark, born 1970, possession of drug paraphernalia, 3085 Glenmore Ave., Jan. 13.

CHEVIOT

3600 Westwood Northern Blvd.: Bonds Ray to Scott, Richard: $28,000. 3969 Davis Ave.: Midwest Equity Holdings Inc. to Equity Trust Custodian FB Gordon Bashford: $42,900. 3345 Alpine Place: Lorenz, Antoinette M. to Biggs, Theresa; $62,000. 3471 Mayfair Ave.: Garcia, Robert L. & Karla L. to Smith, Daniel R. & David W. Schroeder; $29,000.

GREEN TOWNSHIP

Bridge Point Pass: Grand Communities Ltd. to Fischer Single Family Homes II Llc.: $222,939. Tressel Wood Drive: Grand Communities Ltd. to Fischer Single Family Homes II Llc.: $222,939. 3291 Bellacre Court: Trimpe, Patricia Ann to Hawthorne, Nicholas C. and Megan M. Hewitt: $155,000. 3403 Aurora Ave.: Atkinson, William G. and Tracie to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation: $84,000. 4521 Hutchinson Glen Drive: Kroger, Dean J. and Tracy to Jaeger, Philip and Patricia: $210,000. 4585 School Section Road: Schaffer, Julia C. to Manufactures And Traders Trust Company Tr.: $72,000. 5423 Bluesky Drive: CSG Enterprises Llc. to Cramer, Tammy R.: $65,500. 5527 Windmere Drive: Doerger, Francis G. and Suzanne E. to Schirmer, Rick A. and Jamie L.: $209,000. Address not available: Fischer Attached Homes II LLC to Bussard, Sandra M.; $239,000. Address not available: Fischer Attached Homes II LLC to Christian, Jason R.; $131,253. Bridge Point Pass: Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Runck, Laura A. & Michael; $302,555. Carroll Avenue: Bricks and Mortar Rental Properties LLC to Andriola, Frankie & Judith; $105,000. 1405 Anderson Ferry Road: Reid, Brian & Steffany to Nowak, Thomas E. & Clara C.; $279,000. 2960 Carroll Ave.: Bricks and Mortar Rental Properties LLC to Andriola, Frankie & Judith; $105,000. 3000 Picwood Drive: Citibank NA Tr. to Greve, Michael R. & Carol V.; $126,000. 3341 South Road: Feldhaus, David J. & Cynthia to Mazzella, Daniel J. & Dorothea N.; $250,000. 3601 Neiheisel Ave.: Luckey, Richard C. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation; $74,000. 3854 Ridgecombe Drive: Roach, Edward M. & Michelle L. to Huntington National Bank; $78,000. 4921 Arbor Woods Court: Reynolds, Shirley A. to Heimbrock, Mildred L.; $118,000. 4951 Arbor Woods Court: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Land, Larry & Patricia A.; $98,000. 5064 Casa Loma Blvd.: Schirmer, Rick A. & Jamie L. Willsey to Fox, Kayden L.; $104,900. 5267 Eaglesnest Drive: Lingo, Stacia N. to O’Brien, Molly K.; $125,000. 5328 Orchardridge Court: Anneken, Thomas F. & Diane M. to Craft, Robin M.; $148,000. 5434 North Bend Road: Maco Developers to International Properties of Green Township LLC; $330,000. 5727 Lofty View Way: Ring, Jeffrey W. to Coffaro, Denise; $152,000. 6028 Sheed Road: Reinshagen, Diane & Robert D. to Roether, Michelle L.; $123,900. 6088 Benken Lane: Rakel, Nora Eversole to Lane, James E.;

About real estate transfers

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. $117,000. 6737 Bridgetown Road: Citizens Bank of Northern Kentucky Inc. to Patterson, Kenneth; $15,000. 6951 Summit Lake Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Merrill, Louis A.; $108,000. 7188 Tressel Wood Drive: Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Motz, Brian & Maria; $253,700.

MIAMI TOWNSHIP

3520 Chestnut Park Lane: TDGGC Llc. to Rohrer, Anna M.: $131800. 3738 Quadrant Drive: Federal National Mortgage Association to Ochs, Crystal and Shaun: $93,500. 8320 Normandy Drive: Nattrass, Deborah to Martini, Thomas W. and Sharon A.: $376,500. 2688 Darke Court: Martini, Thomas W. & Sharon A. to Nienhaus, Keith L. & Ashley M.; $213,500. 3033 Fiddlers Green Road: Hogue, Charles D. to Martini, Mike B. & Kelly L. Bedinghaus; $126,000. 3069 Citation Lane: Bank of New York Mellon to Weikert, Jonathan N. & Laura M.; $200,100. 7795 Foxtrot Drive: Howe, Julius C. & Sherry L. Smith to Lake, Joyce E.; $150,000.

WESTWOOD

2380 Harrison Ave.: Indiana Luxury Homes Inc. to A. & Ultimate Enterprises: $84,000. 2493 Dunaway Court: Fuller Joseph to Glenn Anita D.: $107,500. 2946 Aquadale Lane: Lanzillotta Joseph Tr. to Hill Sherlonda R.: $8,600. 3142 West Tower Ave.: Amend Troy J. and Lori R. Enderle to Wells Fargo Bank.: $102,493. 3196 Costello Ave.: Fannie Mae to Fisher Harold: $49,900. 3490 McFarlan Woods Drive: Fanniemae to Moser Edward C.: $54,000. 3908 Boudinot Ave.: Siciliano Daniel S. and Jill Eaton to Morris Craig: $15,100. 2836 Viki Terrace: Merrill, Louis L. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $50,000. 2950 Veazey Ave.: Koehl, Evelyn L. to Porter, Tracey M.; $99,000. 3007 Ferguson Road: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Michel, Stephen A. Sr. & Mary Beth; $59,900. 3126 Coral Park Drive: Jent, Ashlee E. to Nathanson, Jarrett C.; $132,000. 3279 Hildreth Ave.: Rueve, Stephen T. to Daly, Joseph M. & Carrie E.; $70,000. 3279 Hildreth Ave.: Bauer, Janet L. to Rueve, Stephen T.; $67,000. 3427 Gerold Drive: Waddle, Philip A. Sr. & Carol S. to Manifold, Tyler M.; $85,000. 3459 Craig Ave.: Foster, Barbara J. to Wronkiewicz, Christina C.; $123,500. 3655 Boudinot Ave.: Beal Bank SSB to Westwood Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation; $37,600. 3738 Boudinot Ave.: Webster, Francisca to Wells Fargo Bank NA Tr.; $56,000.

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BRIEFLY Valentine dance

A Valentine Dinner Dance presented by The United Italian Society featuring The Pete Wagner Band will be from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Feb. 13, at Shriner Hall, 217 William Howard Taft Road. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. and dancing is 8 p.m. to midnight Tickets are $30 per person and includes beer, wine and set-ups. For more information contact Gina Onorini at 513-662-2529.

Two die in crash

Two women were killed early Feb. 4 after their car was struck from behind by another vehicle on westbound Interstate 74 near the North Bend Road exit, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office. Mary E. Kraus, 60, of Harrison, and Nicole Riddle, 27, of West Harrison, Ind., were pronounced dead at the scene about 2:30 a.m., sheriff's officials said. Kraus was driving a 1991 Chevy Cavalier wagon westbound in the right lane. Riddle was riding in the back seat. Wesley M. Kraus, 32, of Harrison, was in the front seat. Wesley Kraus is the son of Mary Kraus and boyfriend of Nicole Riddle. The sheriff's office said the Cavalier was struck from behind by a 2007 Jeep Cherokee driven by Michele A. Knapp, 23, of Cincinnati. As a result of the collision, Mary Kraus and Riddle were killed. Wesley Kraus had a minor injury. Knapp was taken to Mercy Hospital Western Hills, where she was treated and released. Both drivers wore seat belts. The passengers did not.

The sheriff's office says alcohol or drugs are believed to be factors in the crash. The official cause remains under investigation; no charges have been filed.

care for nearly 100 children from infants through 18years-old. Professional foster parents in the Lighthouse program receive per diem payment, reimbursement for school fees and mileage, and a clothing allowance. For more information, call Darla Urban at 487-7135 or visit www.lys.org.

Cards needed

Several of the volunteers at Bayley Place are associated with the Card Circle ministry writing greeting cards to older adults in nursing homes in our area who never have visitors or receive mail. This ministry has been in existence since 1993. Currently, the club distributes Christmas, Easter and birthday cards to more than 1,000 adults. The club is in need of Easter and birthday cards. If you would like to be part of this effort, you can do so by donating any of the following items: • Unsigned and/or unused Easter and birthday cards (and envelopes if possible). Christmas cards will also be accepted. • Blank note cards. • Decorative stickers. The items can be dropped off at the front desk at Bayley Place Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. until 8:15 p.m., and weekends, 8:15 a.m. until 4:15 p.m., or call Jo Ann Hayes at 347-5416 for pick-up.

Discover Mount

High school students and their families are invited to “discover” the College of Mount St. Joseph at Discovery Day from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, in the College Theatre. Discovery Day is a free event that offers high school students the opportunity to tour the campus, attend a mock class, learn about financial aid, have lunch with faculty and students, and receive information on the many services the Mount offers. For more information or to register for the event, call the Office of Admission at 2444531 or 1-800-654-9314, ext. 4531, or register online at www.msj.edu/discovery-day.

Financial help

The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, and WIZF are partnering to take the complication out of applying for financial assistance toward college. On Sunday, Feb. 14, the partnership will be hosting two free events – one at the Carl H. Lindner YMCA and the other at Cincinnati State Community and Technical College – to help teenage and adult students complete the

Lighthouse open house

Lighthouse Youth Services will have an open house for prospective foster parents form 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at Lighthouse administrative offices, 401 E. McMillan Ave., in Walnut Hills. Hamilton County foster parents looking to transfer to a new agency and potential new foster parents are encouraged to attend. Lighthouse provides foster

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The rooms are only half of the reason to come to The Doolin House. Owners Charles and Allison just happen to both be chefs. Some of the breakfast specialties include Caramel Banana French Toast and Southern Eggs Benedict (2 fried green tomatoes topped with 2 slices of smoked bacon, 2 eggs over easy and Hollandaise). Chuck is usually in charge of breakfast and tries to do new and different things every day. Chef Chuck pointed out, “It’s fun to experiment with breakfast. It’s the one meal that encompasses all foods. It’s perfectly acceptable to see smoked salmon or a pork cutlet at the breakfast table. ”For those in no rush to rise and shine, breakfast in bed is served at no additional charge. When you need a weekend get away that’s not too far from home or you are planning your summer vacation to beautiful Lake Cumberland, remember that The Doolin House Bed and Breakfast is only a phone call away.

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The Oak Hills High School Oakettes dance team hosts the annual Oakette Dance Invitational from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the school, 3200 Ebenezer Road. The Oak Hills Juniors, Minis and Primary teams will dance at the competition, and the Oakettes will perform an exhibition routine. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for students. For details, go to www.oakettes.com.

‘Breaking Up’

The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., will present “Breaking Up is Hard to Do” from Thursday, Feb. 18 through Sunday, March 7. Set at a Catskills resort in 1960, it’s the comic story of Lois and Marge, two friends from Brooklyn in search of

prevention quiz could then designate their fire department to receive a credit. The top 10 departments across that country with the most nominations received a $10,000 award for their fire prevention and safety program. Liberty Mutual Insurance also provides a Fire Mark Award Program to firefighters who go above and beyond their call of duty. CFD Specialist Vicki Goodson will receive the Community Service Award and CFD Firefighter Justin Campbell will receive the Heroic Award for their hard work and brave efforts in 2009.

Regular schedule

Metro will operate on a regular schedule on Presidents’ Day, Monday, Feb. 15. Access service for people with disabilities will also run on a regular schedule. For schedule information, call Metro at 621-4455, weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. or visit www.go-metro.com. Metro is a non-profit, taxfunded public service of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, providing about 20 million rides per year. Metro supports the economy, protects the environment, encourages energy independence, and improves the quality of life in Greater Cincinnati.

Fire dept. winners

The Cincinnati Fire Department has won the Fire Safety Pledge Award through Liberty Mutual Insurance. The pledge was an online contest for fire departments across the country. Each person that took a 10 question fire

PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Hamilton County Commissioners on Wednesday, February 24, 2010, in Room 603 of the County Administra tion Building at 10:00 A.M. for the purpose of Case # Green 2010-01; Belclare Retail for property located at 5257 Belclare Road for a Zone Amendment from A- Residence to EE Planned Retail. Plans are on file and open for public inspection in Room 804, County Administration Building, 138 East Court Street, during normal business hours.Office hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Office Phone: 513-9464501. 1537388

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Western Hills Press

February 10, 2010

OAT, BRONCHITIS AND THE FLU STREP THR DON’T MAKE APPOINTMENTS. NOW I DON’T HAVE TO, EITHER.

At Take Care Clinics, our SM

board-certified Family Nurse Practitioners are trained to diagnose and care for a variety of illnesses that cold, cough and flu season brings, including strep throat, sinusitis, ear infections and more. We can even write a prescription if you need one. From everyday illnesses to prevention and everything in between, we can take care of that.

Open 7 days a week • No appointment necessary • Most insurance welcome

BURLINGTON

CRESCENT SPRINGS

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS

OPENING IN JANUARY 2010

1747 Patrick Dr S

606 Buttermilk Pike

2840 Alexandria Pike

DEER PARK

CINCINNATI

FAIRFIELD

LOVELAND

4090 E Galbraith Rd

2320 Boudinot Rd

6355 Dixie Hwy

10529 Loveland Maderia Rd

9775 Colerain Ave

FLORENCE

NORWOOD

719 Ohio Pike

8193 Mall Rd

4605 Montgomery Rd

M-F 8am - 7:30pm • Sat and Sun 9:30am - 5:00pm • To see what else we can take care of visit us at TakeCareHealth.com *Available to ages 18 and over, at select times, to help assess diabetes risk. Patient care services provided by Take Care Health Services,SM an independently owned professional corporation whose licensed healthcare professionals are not employed by or agents of Walgreen Co., or its subsidiaries, including Take Care Health Systems,SM LLC. Subject to availability. No claim shall be submitted to any insurer for the test. Test results are not for diagnostic or treatment purposes and are not conclusive as to the presence or absence of any health condition.

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