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Township: Roads should be able to handle Hillview development

Some work to begin this year at Rybolt, Wesselman By Kurt Backscheider kbackscheider@communitypress.com

GREEN TWP. — A proposal to

develop Hillview Golf Course into a subdivision with more than 200 homes could represent the resurgence of Green Township as a leader in residential growth in Hamilton County, but to many area residents raises concerns about increased traffic. The owners of the 18-hole golf course on Wesselman Road

have a deal to sell the property to a developer who would like to build roughly 240 single-family homes on the site. Debbie Keller, Goetzman who lives nearby on Wesselman Woods Drive, said she is a little disappointed the golf course is closing, but she’s not against development. “My only concern is the traffic on Wesselman Road,” she said. “The Wesselman and Rybolt (Road) intersection is quite the bottleneck already. Traffic in the mornings can be a headache.”

Keller said the existing road system does not support the existing traffic and there are many mornings she wonders if she’ll ever be able to make a left-hand turn from her street onto Wesselman. “With 240 more homes, there are going to have to be road improvements to support that,” she said. Paula Vickery, who also lives on Wesselman Woods Drive, said she too is worried about more traffic. Congestion in the area is especially troublesome during the morning rush hour and on Friday evenings, she said. “It’s a problem,” she said. “Something has to be done to

YOUR TURN What are your memories of Hillview Golf Course? What concerns/questions do you have about the project? Comment by e-mail to westernhills@communitypress.com or rmaloney@communitypress.com.

widen the road or address the intersection at Rybolt if they are going to put in more homes.” Adam Goetzman, Green Township’s assistant administrator and director of planning and development, said Wesselman is a county road and the county engineer will study the impact the project would have on traffic. He said planned improvements to the Rybolt and Wessel-

man intersection this summer will alleviate many of the traffic issues. “There will be significant changes to the intersection this year,” he said. The road work includes some widening, the addition of four turn lanes and enhanced traffic signals, he said. Goetzman said the overall See HILLVIEW, Page A2

Green Township trustee bought house in Harrison Boiman closed on sale three days after being re-elected By Kurt Backscheider kbackscheider@communitypress.com

GREEN TWP. — The board of trustees hope to appoint a replacement for Trustee Rocky Boiman soon. Boiman announced his resignation from the board in late January, stating his last day as a trustee would be March 1. According to the Hamilton County Auditor’s website, Boiman and his wife bought a home in Harrison Township this past November, but he said that’s not the reason he stepped down from the board. He still owns a home in Green Boiman Township and said he also owns property in Nashville, Tenn. and the Bahamas. Boiman said his resignation is due to advancements in his proRosiello fessional career coupled with the recent birth of his son. Since retiring from the NFL, he’s run a youth football academy and also does television and radio broadcasting for ESPN and WestwoodOne, and is a frequent guest on sports talk radio shows on Clear Channel’s WLW-AM (700) and WCKY-AM (1530). He said he’ll be hosting a sports talk show on WLW on Saturdays and Sundays during the upcoming Cincinnati Reds season. Township residents deserve a trustee who has the time to

WHO APPLIED Here are the 25 Green Township residents who submitted resumes to be considered for Trustee Rocky Boiman’s seat on the board. Michael Anuci Andrew Barlow Robert Bigner Kevin Brewer George Brunemann Triffon Callos William Deters Gary Dressler Julie Dwyer A. Dean Etter Michael Mestemaker Dale Mihuta Michael Montgomery Brian Motz Mike Odioso Jonathan Peters Glen Rahtz Pakkiri Rajagopal Peter Rebold Jeffry Smith James Michael Taylor Raymond Ulrich Mark Weidner Bart West Mischell Wolfram

commit to the job, Boiman said. “It is with a heavy heart I’m stepping down from this board,” he said at the board meeting Feb. 24, which was his last meeting as trustee. “I didn’t think it would be the right thing to do, to stay in this position and at that honorable seat, and not be able to give it my all. I think the lesser thing to do would have been to stay and miss meetings and serve my own ego, but that’s not the direction I chose. I toiled over this decision and talked about it with my wife. I know this is the right decision, as begrudgingly as I make it. “I hope people understand how much I appreciated being a See TRUSTEE, Page A2

YOUR TURN Which of these candidates would you like to see replace Rocky Boiman Green Township trustee? Send your comments to westernhills@communitypress.com or rmaloney@communitypress.com.

WREST OF THE STORY A5 Matmen seek glory at state tournament

NBA legend and business mogul Earvin “Magic” Johnson signs his autograph on basketballs for a group of children at Mercy Health – West Hospital in Green Township. Johnson visited the hospital Feb. 18 while in town to speak at the Black History Month Celebration presented by Mercy Health and Catholic Health Partners.KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Magic Johnson visits the West Side

By Kurt Backscheider

kbackscheider@communitypress.com

GREEN TWP. — It’s not every day an NBA legend visits the West Side. When basketball Hall-ofFamer turned entrepreneur Earvin “Magic” Johnson stopped by Mercy Health – West Hospital in Green Township on Tuesday, Feb. 18, folks were understandably quite excited. “We didn’t really promote Magic’s visit because his primary purpose is to meet with the dietary and food service employees,” said Mike Stephens, president of Mercy Health – West Hospital. “However, the enthusiasm has spilled over throughout the hospital.” Johnson visited the hospital

while he was in town to speak at the second annual Black History Month celebration presented by Mercy Health and Catholic Health Partners at the Duke Energy Convention Center. While at the hospital he toured the cafeteria and met with employees of SodexoMagic, a food services company that is a joint venture of Sodexo Inc. and Johnson’s company, Magic Johnson Enterprises. Mercy Health – West Hospital employs people from SodexoMagic. “We have an affiliation with his company to manage the food services here,” said John Pramuk, senior manager for Sodexo. “Magic and his team really get involved with the community. He wanted to walk through this beautiful new hospital and

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say ‘Hi’ to folks.” After touring the cafeteria facility, Johnson posed for photographs with dozens of hospital employees and signed autographs for a handful of children who brought basketballs for the former Lakers star to sign. White Oak resident Carson Cantrell, 7, was one of the lucky children to get an autograph. “It was awesome,” he said. Although LeBron James is his favorite basketball player, Cantrell said it was still “amazing” to get to meet Magic Johnson. Cantrell’s mother, Gina, said it was very gracious of Johnson to talk to the children and sign autographs. “It’s nice to see someone of his magnitude take the time,” she said.

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Oak Hills career expo aims to connect students with employers By Kurt Backscheider kbackscheider@communitypress.com

Oak Hills High School is giving its graduating seniors an opportunity to meet with employers and possibly find jobs or internships. The high school is hosting its inaugural Highlander Job & Career Expo

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impact of the subdivision on traffic will be minimal. “Single-family tends to be a relatively low traffic generator,” he said. “The existing road capacity should be able to withstand the additional development.” “This would be the first new single-family subdivision in the township in five years,” Goetzman said. “It signifies a resurgence of the market and also, quite frankly, it shows Green Township is still a viable single-family market that can compete.” Good schools, a convenient location, new

from 8:15-10:15 a.m. Thursday, March 27, in the school gym, 3200 Ebenezer Road. “Part of our mission statement at Oak Hills talks about career and college readiness for all students,” said Robert Sehlhorst, the district’s assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruchealth care facilities and planned new restaurants make the township an attractive community, he said. Plans call for singlefamily homes to be built on more than 101 acres. Goetzman said the proposal will require a zoning change. The property is zoned for a mix of single-family and multiple-family right now, and will be changed to strictly single-family zoning for the project. He said township officials will review the plans in April when the proposal goes through the zoning process at the county level. Paul Macke, president of the family-owned golf course, said Joseph Allen of Development Planning approached the golf

tion. “We want to build a bridge from the island of school to the world of work.” He said school leaders talk often with area business owners who have expressed a desire to hire young people who possess math competencies, strong work ethic and the course owners about a year ago to gauge their interest in selling. Macke said the last day of golf operation is anticipated to be April 30, and he expects the transaction to close by mid-May. “We want to give our customers an opportunity to come back out, play the golf course a couple more times, and that’s the reason we’re staying open,” Macke said. He said his parents and his uncle and aunt opened the golf course more than 44 years ago. Ten of his parents’11children worked on the course. His siblings Joseph, Andrew and Nancy remain owners of nearly 5,500-yard course. - Bowdeya Tweh contributed

ability to take direction and work in teams. The high school hopes to have 50 businesses and organizations represented at the expo, and Sehlhorst said they have 35 companies signed up to participate so far. Sehlhorst said the goal is to have at least 200 students land full- or part-

time jobs, internships, coops, seasonal jobs or volunteer positions. In conjunction with the expo, Sehlhorst said seniors will receive career training during their Tartan Time homeroom periods, where they will learn job application processes and tips for writing resumes and job interviews.

“I think it’s unique. I’m not familiar with any other high school in this area or the state that is doing this,” he said. “It’s very much aligned with our mission of career and college readiness for all students.”

Trustee

Green Township Administrator Kevin Celarek said 25 people applied. He said Rosiello and Linnenberg interviewed candidates the week of Feb. 17. They discussed the candidates in executive session prior to the board meeting Feb. 24, but did not reach a consensus on who to appoint. Rosiello said he was impressed with the number of qualified candidates who submitted resumes. “It was gratifying and really overwhelming to see so many folks step forward for the township,” he said. “There is a tremendous amount of talent out there.”

A wide range of individuals with varying backgrounds and experience applied for the position, he said. He would like to appoint a candidate who has been involved in community or civic organizations, who has a wellrounded background and strong professional experience, he said. “It’s going to have to be someone with the right fit, and there’s certainly more than one person out of the 25 who applied who could be the right fit,” Rosiello said. “I’m confident we’ll have no problem finding a qualified replacement.”

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part of this board. I never took it for granted, I never looked lightly upon it and I felt like I always did it for the right reasons. I wanted to help out, I wanted to do a good job and help serve this township,” he said. Trustee Chairman Tony Rosiello and Trustee David Linnenberg will appoint a new board member to fill Boiman’s seat. The person appointed to fill the unexpired term will be required to run for election in November 2015 to retain the seat. The board accepted resumes from township residents interested in the position until Feb. 14, and

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Yes, absolutely! There is no question in our minds. This is “sickness” at its best. But wait… Let’s look at this in some detail. Your child has a fever. This is actually a good thing. It is your body’s way of literally “burning” the bug. It is also the result of all the necessary body activities kicked into high gear to fight for survival. All this extra work produces extra heat - Fever. It is that simple. At the same time, however, the eyes take on a glassy appearance - the result of being continually washed

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Older homes can be a blessing and a curse. Grand old homes for sale in older neighborhoods often sit on the market, but does it have to be such a challenge to buy and restore one to its original grandeur? That question will be answered at the Wednesday, March 12, meeting of the Westwood Historical Society. Adam Sanregret and Karen Garrard, of Sanregret Team with Keller Williams Realty, along with Karen’s husband, Terry Garrard, will talk about trials and tribulations of home restoration, including how not to get in over your head. They speak from personal experience but also from the perspective of the real estate market. They will weigh in on balancing purism and practicality, and when to do-it-yourself and when to contract out as they share some of their adventures in historic restoration. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Westwood First Presbyterian Church, 3011 Harrison Ave. All who are interested are welcome to attend.

Reds historian speaking at Price Hill Historical Society

With Opening Day around the corner, the next meeting of the Price Hill Historical Society will have a baseball theme. Greg Rhodes, official historian for the Cincinnati Reds, will serve as the guest speaker at the meeting. Baseball memorabilia will be on display, and hot dogs with all the trimmings will be served. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, at the historical society headquarters and museum, 3640 Warsaw Ave. Guests may park in the Kroger parking lot across the street from the museum.

Cleves Warsaw still closed for bridge replacement

Cleves Warsaw Pike, between Van Blaricum and Muddy Creek roads in Delhi and Green townships, remains closed for the replacement of the bridge on Cleves Warsaw. The Hamilton County Engineer closed the road last July for the project. Prus Construction is replacing the 90-year-old bridge with a three-span concrete beam structure and adding new, straighter approaches to the

bridge. The project costs about $3 million. A detour is routed over Hillside Road to Rapid Run Road to Pontius Road, and vice versa. Work is expected to last until May 31, weather permitting. For information on other county projects, visit www.hamilton-co.org.

‘The Wizard of Oz’ takes the Covedale stage

The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts continues its Saturday Morning Children’s Series with a performance by the Frisch Marionette Company. The puppet group will perform “The Wizard of Oz” at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at the Covedale, 4990 Glenway Ave. Tickets are $6 each. Call the box office at 241-6550 to buy tickets. Tickets may also be purchased at the theater’s ticket counter.

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The Three Rivers Cooperative Preschool in Cleves will host its open house and registration day from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 8. The preschool is at 4980 Zion Road. The school has classes for 3- and 4-year-olds and classes for 4- and 5-yearolds. For more information, call 941-4943.

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

The Women’s Connection is hosting an open house and art exhibition to celebrate International Women’s Day. The event takes place from 4-6 p.m. Friday, March 7, at the center, 4042 Glenway Ave. Guests are invited to meet the staff and join friends for light refreshments, learn more about The Women’s Connection and enjoy art created by six area female artists. Other activities, including a trivia game and an opportunity to make an artistic thumbprint design, are also planned as part of the event, which aims to inspire change and advocate for gender equality. For more information or to RSVP, call 471-4673.

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The following students earned high honors for the first quarter of the 20132014 school year.

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Willard Wallpe, with grandchildren Carrie and Nicole Herzog, and Jacob, Lauren and Allison Ferrier, was recognized by the St. Bernard School community for his service in the United States Navy. PROVIDED

St. Bernard School honors VETERANS T he entire school body of St. Bernard came together to honor friends and family who have served or are serving in the country’s armed forces. The program incorporated prayer, personal

recognition of veterans who were in attendance, a slide show of friends and relatives who are veterans and a series of patriotic tunes sung by students in fifth through eighth grades.

Daniel Kreider, with his son Fergus, was recognized by the St. Bernard School community for his service in the United States Army. PROVIDED

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High honors: Holly Ahrman, Jacob Anderson, Jenna Baker, Shelby Barnell, Kayla Belcher, Brooke Bellomo, Chyanne Berger, Tyler Bess, Emma Boettcher, Allison Braun, Dominic Breen, Austin Brown, Angelina Buell, Juliann Bunner, William Burbick, Andrew Busker, Tessa Calvert, Kaley Canfield, Carlie Chandler, Mercede Chaney, Sean Clark, Robyn Combs, Elizabeth Coors, Lydia Cox, Shiann Cox, Ethan Cundiff, Daniel Dalton, Candace DayLaib, Dominic Deutsch, Brittney Dozier, Rachael Drewes, Derek Ellis, Jessica Essert, Maxwell Faust, Holly Feucht, Marisa Fink, Jonathan Finn, Keyrstin Fisher, Ryan Florimonte, Jacob Fox, Tyler Fuller, Yasmine Garadah, Tanner Garrison, Sophia Georges, Emma Girdler, Jarred Glass, Nicholas Goldfuss, Julia Gomien, Ireland Graff, Troy Gregor, Jenna Gressler, Samuel Grieco, Caleb Grote, Joshua Gulla, Samuel Gunther, Dylan Guthrie, Jaimee Hebert, Daniel Helsel, Elizabeth Henline, Karrah Holman, Isaac Holmes, Ryan Holthaus, Kamryn Holtkamp, Kylee Howard, Carlie Hulette, Jalynn Johnson, Kylie Johnson, Kristina Kahny, Kayla King, Paige Knorr, Abby Krauser, Nicklaus Krauser, Brett Kron, Rachelle Kuebel, Kitana Land, Kathryn Lawson, Gabriella Lepof, Rachel Lincoln, Madeleine Lindemann, Kylie Lonneman, Maria Lowry, Benjamin Lutes; Susan MacDonald, Nathan Madden, Jack Marschall, Danielle Martini, Zachary Martz, Michael Matheson, Ethan McCarthy, Owen McCarthy, Brenna McDermott, Autumn McMillian, Faith Mealor, Trevor Might, Hailey Mitchell, Monet Murray, Olivia Murray, Ky'ara Murrell, Cameron Naber, Allison Nemann, Callista Nerlinger, Molly Nieman, Dylan Noble, Kelly Nymberg, Taylor Ohmer, Brittany Oldfield, Elizabeth Parke, Faith Parsley, Erin Pegg, Sydney Petty, Briana Proffitt, Amanda Ramey, Cara Roche, Amberlee Rosen, Luke Rudy, Elizabeth Scarlato, Madison Schlimm, Jessica Schloemer, Sophia Schmackers, Cooper Scholz, Abigail Schroeder, Ethan Smith, Jacob Spohr, Sarah Spraul, Michael Stamper, Jada Stanforth, Wade Stenger, Selina Sunderman, Cierra Tarter, Timothy Tope, Sarah Urban, Michael Venturini, Olivia Voelker, Jacob Ward, Joshua Ward, Lindsey Watters, Bradley Weidner, Hannah Welling, Justin Wermes, Erica Wessel, Austin White, Keajea Williams, Kaitlyn Witt, Zachary Woodrum, Kelsey Wurster, Howie Zade and Olivia Ziegler.

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High honors: Jazmin Abu-Rizeq, Alex Albrecht, Michael Anderson, Lindsay Bader, Abigail Bargo, Haden Barkley, Austin Benjamin, Bethany Bennet, Kelsey Bogash, Nikolai Boyce, Amanda Brandner, Matthew Brodbeck, Michaela Bruser, Jakob Burch, Nicholas Byrd, Lawrence Carolin, Logan Carroll, Kailey Carter, Thomas Cecil, Emma Cliffe, Krisdena Cole, Alexis Cornelius, Austin Costa, Travis Costa, Matea Davis, Daniel Dickerson, Sanjin Dizdaric, Madison Dorrington, Allison Draggoo, Sara Duffy, Noah Dupont, Brooklyn Earhart, Kaley Eberle, Alexandra Eby, Andrew Ehrman, William Federmann, Dylan Feltner, Emily Fischvogt, Kristina Flanigan, Amanda Freel, Andrew Freeman, Charles Freudemann, Xavier Frisch, Larissa Fuller, Rebecca Funk, Andrea Gahan, Tyler Gates, Isabella Golabovski, Kyle Gorman, Krista Grasso, Noah Gray, Julia Greve, Mia Griffin, Logan Harper, Abigail Hauck, Colton Heckman, Megan Henson, Angela Hilvert, Anna Hilvert, Lydia Hoffman, Jacob Hollandsworth, Valerie Hudepohl, Cody Hutson, Morgan Inskeep, Kayley Jaeger, Kasey Johnson, Kali Jones, Bridget Kallmeyer, Kelly Kenny, Taylor King, Erica Kolianos, Maria Kurre, Michael Lake, Kyle Lemmink, Molly Luebbering; Jordan Malsbary, Brendan Marchetti, Courtney Mauricio, Alexandra McCarthy, Kaleigh McCarthy, Heather McCowan, Jessica McElwee, Tyler McPeek, David Meiners, Alexander Michel, Carolyn Miller, Luke Namie, Christopher Nash, Rose Nienaber, Karlie Noth, Allison Oakes, Anthony Papathanas, Joshua Parsons, Chase Pearson, Hailee Powell, Robert Ramsey, Tyler Reese, Abigail Rembold, Jessica Rohrkasse, Jeremy Rossi, Cory Russell, Anna Sanzere, Sarah Savard, Brandon Schirmer, Megan Sheridan, Samantha Siegel, Carley Smith, Jennifer Somtrakool, Brandon Stephens, Robert Stoffregen, Jayden Thorp, Tabitha Traylor, Stefanija Tripunovska, Elizabeth Vanderbilt, Gabrielle Waters, Nicholas Weber, Savannah Wells, Kelsey Wessels, Holly Wieman, Kacey Williams, Jared Willwerth, Julia Wimberg, Ashley Wright, Ted Young and Kareem Zade.

Juniors High honors: Lydia Ackermann, Conor

Acus, Nathan Alcorn, Makenzi Alley, Tyler Amrein, John Arlinghaus, Lelia Baird, Sarah Baker, Samantha Ballachino, Graham Bartels, Noah Baumgartner, Mason Bischoff, Emma Bohan, Keleigh Bowman, Montell Brown, Allison Bruegge, Robert Buckman, Steven Campbell, Kaitlyn Carter, Chloe Caudill, Caleb Cox, Brian Cybulski, Tien Dao, Christopher Davis, Jonathan Davis, Joshua Davis, Alyssa Donges, Hayley Dozier, Christopher Dugan, Olivia Elder, Bayley Feist, Chelsea Feist, Zachary Fink, Rebekah Finn, Jacob Fleming, Zachary Fleming, Samantha Florimonte, Sophie Freihofer, Morgan Froelich, Brianna Frondorf, Andrew Gambill, Faith Genoe, Jordyn Gentry, Michael Gladfelter, Samuel Good, Kyle Goralczyk, Mia Groeschen, Andrew Hackworth, Randall Hager, Jacob Hamilton, Joshua Hamilton, Richard Hance, Rolanda Harris, Caitlin Hennessey, Rylan Hixson, Tori Holtman, Colleen Howard, Alexander Huber, Jacob Hudson, Hanna Hughes, Jessica Johnston, Stephanie Jones, Sarah Keethler, Jackson Kessling, Christopher Kidwell, Alexis Kiley, AnnKathrin Klaus, Jaina Kloepfer, Mackenzie Knapp, Kelli Knoche, Tristen Knue, Katherine Laine, Brandon Lee, Alyssa Leonardi, Alexander Lindner, Kristen Lippert, Emily Lohmann; Brittany Mahoney, Marcus Mansu, Thomas Marschall, Benjamin Martini, Elizabeth Mazza, Kylie McCarthy, Marissa McCarthy, Anthony McCrea, Dean Mendenhall, Saige Meyer, Dylan Miller, Devin Moore, Susan Moore, Rikki Morris, Katie Murray, Ahmed Musaitif, Stephanie Niederkorn, Kayla Oaks, Taylor Oaks, Rachael O'Reilly, Shivani Patel, Oriana Perkins, Austin Pfenninger, Stephanie Price, Kelsey Ransick, Brandon Rehn, Anna Richmond, Christian Ripley, Jarred Roland, Hailey Ryan, Mohamad Sabeh-Ayoun, Courtney Sanchez, Eric Schneider, Eric Scholz, Blake Schriewer, Brock Schubert, Hannah Schweer, Margaret Schwoeppe, Jared Seaman, Brooke Shad, William Shapiro, Brittany Smith, Vivien Smith, Natasha Stalets, Dominic Stephens, Amanda Stevens, Ashley Stevens, Sydney Stortz, Connor Swanger, Stephanie Tam, Camila Tavares, Molly Taylor, Madison Thomas, Evan Vanderpohl, Austen Visciani, Jessica Wagner, Hunter Webster, Stephanie Werth, Katelynn Williams, Jordyn Willwerth, Emily Wolfzorn and Alyssa Zang.

Seniors High honors: Hannah Adkins, Matthew Baas, Brandon Baker, Logan Barrett, Neil Bechmann, David Beckstedt, Jeffrey Bender, Hannah Binkley, Kayla Blackerby, Leah Bodenstein, Kyle Boeh, Natalie Boehme, Austin Bolger, Patricia Breadon, Courtney Brown, Shawn Brown, Alexander Budke, Erin Bundy, Michelle Bushle, Holly Butler, Madalyn Cable, Kira Campbell, Tyler Carmen, Michael Carney, Benjamin Carpenter, Samuel Carroll, Michelle Caster, Corrine Cicale, Derek Collett, Kayla Collett, Courtney Cox, Carissa Craft, Eleanor Cunningham, Zachary Dauer, Sara Dillman, Rebecca Doran, Molly Doyle, Madison Drake, Kathryn Dunlay, Andrew Dupont, Johnathan Eby, Taylor English, Caroline Erhart, Justin Evans, Cole Falco, Thomas Faust, Danielle Foster, Benjamin Frazer, Ernest Freudemann, Lauren Gardner, Alanis Gehm, Grace Gentry, Matthew Gilardi, Hannah Goodman, Paul Greve, Mariah Grouios, Zachary Guthier, Adam Haehnle, Cheyenne Hall, Malak Hamedian, Ciara Harbour, Tyler Harley, Danielle Harsch, Jacob Hedges, Jessica Hein, Gregory Heinrich, Cejay Henson, Logan Hines, Michal Hobstetter, William Hogle, Jacob Hogue, Christopher Hubert, Lauren Hulette, Kayleigh Hummeldorf, Heather Hurley, Kelly Ikert, Anthony Jantzen, Corbin Jasper, Zachary Jedding, Gage Jenkins, Joshua Kells, Andrew Kidd, David Klayer, Mitchell Kleinholz, Alexandra Klumb, Benjamin Knochel, Kennedy Korn, Scott Kruse, David Kuebel, Anthony Lambrinides, Jeffrey Lanham, David Lemmink, Austin Leuthold, Brandi Liebing, Matthew Luczaj, Cierra Lunsford; Anna Makris, Miles Marschall, Amanda Mattingly, Nicholas McManis, Jacob McWhorter, Madison Meucci, Delanie Miller, Tiffany Miller, Zachary Mitchell, Courtney New, Kearstin O'Mara, Kyle Orick, Kelsey Pangallo, Meghal Patel, Trinittie Patterson, Sabrina Peters, David Piotrowski, Bryan Porter, Allison Reckers, Connor Reker, Kelly Rogers, Christopher Rosing, Thomas Sajna, Christopher Schaefer, Katelyn Scherer, Andrew Schille, Anna Schneider, Samantha Shelby, Rachel Silber, Ethan Skowronski, Jade Sligh, Kaly Snow, Ryan Spragen, Zachary Stacey, Shae Stanforth, Cameron Suter, Jacqueline Switzer, Davis Taske, Ciarrah Thien, Collen Tompkins, Molly Turner, Katie Urban, Austin Vaive, Samantha Vance, Alexander Vest, Paige Walicki, Ashley Walker, Cheyenne Walker, Kristy Watson, Samuel Webb, Joseph Wermes, Megan Wessel, Jesse Willis, Ryan Wimmer, Kayla Wirtz and Cameron Wood.


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Elder’s Conners finishes 6th in state wrestling By Tom Skeen tskeen@communitypress.com

In his first trip to the Division I state tournament, Elder High School senior Jake Conners notched a sixth-place finish in the 152-pound weight class. Conners opened up the state tournament with a 5-2 victory, but lost10-5 in his championship quarterfinals match sending him to the consolation bracket. The senior rebounded with back-to-back victories, including a 6-0 decision over Lakota West’s Kevin Leonhardt, sending him to the consolation semifinals where he lost10-4 to to J.P. Newton of Perrysburg High School. In the final match of his Elder career, Conners wrestled for fifth place but was pinned at the 4:00 mark by Andrew McNally of Uniontown Lake High School. Fellow Panther Evan Morgan had a disappointing state meet. The senior lost his opening round match 8-7 at 138 pounds, but rebounded with a 7-3 win before bowing out of the tournament with a1-0 loss to Gavin Nelson of Oregon Clay High School. Morgan finishes his career with 126 wins, fourth most all-time in Elder school history. La Salle sent four wrestlers to Columbus, all making their first appearance at the state tournament. Freshman Corey Shie turned in the best performance locking up a fifth-place finish at 120 pounds. Shie won his first two matches before losing to eventual state champion Alex Mackall of Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit High School 17-9 in the championship semifinals. The freshman lost his next match 9-3 to Austin Assad of Brecksville sending him to the fifth-place match where Josh Heil defaulted the victory to Shie. Both freshman Eric Beck

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Boys basketball

» La Salle pounded Edgewood 76-36, Feb. 25 before taking down Mason 65-48, Feb. 28 to advance to the Division I district finals March 8 where they face Trotwood Madison at Xavier University. Senior Jeff Larkin scored a game-high 21 points in the win over Mason, while younger brother, Jeremy, finished with 18. Senior Tim Bell scored 16 points to go with his six rebounds.

Boys bowling

» Oak Hills advanced to the Division I state tournament for a second consecutive season after finishing second at the district meet in Beavercreek with a team total of 4,418. Junior Dillon Meece led the Highlanders with a 687 series, good enough for ninth-place overall. The state meet takes place March 7-8 at Wayne Webb’s Bowling in Columbus.

Girls basketball

» Mercy notched a sixthplace finish with a team score of 3,894 to advance to the Division I state meet March 7-8 in Columbus. Senior Sabrina Weibel led the Bobcats with a 639 series, which was good enough for 11th place.

and junior John Shirkey went 1-2 in their first trip to Columbus, while freshman Andrew Sams went 2-2. In perhaps the greatest single season in St. Xavier High School history, senior Joe Heyob won the Division I state title at 170 pounds to finish the season at 50-0. “I feel like I just finished a book,” Heyob said to Gannett News Service. “No, make it a chapter – a long chapter – because I have more to do.” Heyob - who will wrestle at the University of Pennsylvania next season - defeated Jesse Palser of Mansfield Senior High School 3-2 in an ultimate tiebreaker. “(Palser) was really strong in his upper body…. brute strength,” said Heyob of his opponent. “I just tried to lock up a leg and get the other ankle.” With the victory, Heyob became just the second individual state wrestling champion in school history and the first in 24 years. It was his ability to stay cool, calm and collected in front of 12,000-plus fans that helped him reach a goal that’s been four years in the making. “The environment here is so overwhelming,’’ Heyob said. “I just envisioned being back in my living room wrestling my brothers. I think the environment was the biggest factor I had to get out of my head.” Joe’s little brother was there to witness his state title. Ben qualified for state, but bowed out after suffering his second loss in round two of the consolation bracket 9-5 to Adam Salti of Olmsted Falls High School. Junior Cole Jones had an impressive tournament. Jones went 3-2 en route to a fourthplace finish at 195 pounds. Both Matt Kuhlmann (220 pounds) and Dakota Stephens (145) finished 0-2.

Elder High School wrestling coach Jason Roush talks with senior Jake Conners during an injury timeout in his match with Nick Hammond of Canal Winchester Feb. 27 at the OHSAA Division I state wrestling tournament at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH. Conners defeated Hammond 5-2. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS

St. Xavier senior Joe Heyob has his hand raised after winning the Division I state championship at 170 pounds in the OHSAA state wrestling tournament March 1 at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus. Heyob finished his senior season 50-0.TONY TRIBBLE/FOR

La Salle High School freshman Corey Shie controls top position on Tyler Newsome of Ashtabula Lakeside during their match at 120 pounds during the OHSAA Division I state wrestling tournament. Shie defeated Newsome in the opening round via technical fall 15-0, Feb. 27, at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS

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Mercy shows fight despite playing without leader By Tom Skeen tskeen@communitypress.com

WESTWOOD — Without a heartbeat there is no life. Without Allie Ramsey, the Mother of Mercy basketball team looked lifeless for the first 16 minutes of their Division I district final game against Centerville March 1 at Harrison High School. Ramsey broke her foot in a win over Winton Woods Feb. 22, but without her nine points and, more importantly, her more than eight rebounds per game, the Bobcats were outmatched against the ninthranked team in the state throughout the first half. Mercy cut an 18-point halftime deficit down to five with less than seven minutes left in the game, but the Elks outscored the Bobcats 15-6 over the final five-plus minutes en route to a 64-50 win. “That first quarter we just let them take charge and you can’t do that in a game like this or any game,” coach Mary Jo Huismann said. Ramsey suited up for the second half, likely more for motivational purposes, but it wasn’t enough to get the Bobcats over the hump. “I just think Allie Ramsey is the vocal heart of the team,” Huismann said. “She doesn’t do everything right, but she tries like crazy and I think it just let the wind out when she

couldn’t play.” Mercy outshot the Elks, but were outrebounded 49-28, mainly due to the efforts of Centerville’s 6-foot-5 junior center Shannon Coffee, who finished with 24 points and 12 rebounds. “We had to slow her down,” Huismann said of Coffee. “Usually it takes three people to slow someone like that down. You don’t let her get the ball (and) you don’t let her go to this side or that side.” One bright side is Huismann was able to play and expose some of her younger players to Division I basketball at its highest level. “You see what type of intensity it takes and trying to tell kids that, they don’t understand that,” the coach said. “They aren’t going to experience any of that anywhere else.” The loss marks the end of the career for Emily Budde, who owns the school record for most three-pointers made in a single game, as well as the single season scoring average with the 17.1 points per game she averaged as a senior. “Talk about somebody that’s just done great this year,” Huismann said. “… She’s a pure shooter and she’s got her composure. She’s had a great career.” Budde is one of four seniors – Haley Dannemiller, Olivia Schad and Ramsey – who’ve

Mercy’s Allie Ramsey (31) drives to the basket against an Ursuline Academy defender in the second period of their game last season.JOSEPH FUQUA II/COMMUNITY PRESS

been playing together since their freshmen seasons. It’s a group Huismann is going to miss.

“They helped us build back up and we have some young kids and hopefully they learned from (the seniors).”


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Oak Hills’ Chesney Finishes 4th all-around at state By Jarrod Ulrey Gannett News Service HILLIARD, OH — Considering she was a Level 9 competitor before quitting club gymnastics, Oak Hills senior Paige Chesney has been in her share of intense meets. Nevertheless, her first experience at the state meet Saturday at Hilliard Bradley was something that she knows she’ll never forget. With three scores better than 9.0, Chesney finished fourth all-around with a 36.5 behind Brecksville-Broadview Heights’ Alecia Farina (38.325), Macedonia Nordonia’s Monica Batton (38) and Lodi Cloverleaf’s Madeline Brandt (36.85). “This was my first time at high school state, and the energy is crazy,” Chesney said. “It makes

By Jarrod Ulrey Gannett News Service contributor

Chesney

you excited. It’s really fun.” Chesney’s best performance came on floor, where she scored 9.275. She also scored 9.25 on vault, 9.025 on bars and 8.95 on beam. “I got my personal-best on floor and bars and tied for my personal-best on vault,” Chesney said. “I had a really good meet. It was a blast.” Chesney was one of four area gymnasts in the individual state meet.

SIDELINES Senior baseball

The Anderson Men’s Senior Baseball League (MSBL) is accepting signups for the spring season for its 35-plus league. Registration is 7 p.m., March 6 at Backstop, 689 Old Ohio 74, Eastgate. A registration and workout is also planned for 1-3 p.m., March 16, at Riverside Park, Round Bottom Road, Anderson Township. The cost is $150, plus jersey cost (for new players). If interested come to registration and pay the league fees. Signups for the 18-plus league are March 30 at Riverside Park. For more information, call John Gruenberg at 254-8221 or e-mail johngruenberg@fuse.net.

Taylor bowlers finish 15th at state tournament

The website for Anderson MSBL is www.eteamz.com/ anderson_msbl.

Ladies golf

Ladies Teetimers Nine-Hole Golf League has openings for new members and subs. The league plays Monday mornings, May 5-Sept. 29, at Neumann Golf Course. Contact the league at 5742080 for details and registration.

Men’s senior golf

A men’s senior golf league needs players for Monday mornings at Neumann Golf Course. For information, call Tom at 385-0410.

COLUMBUS — What began as a dream a few months ago became reality for the Taylor boys bowling team when it advanced to the state tournament for the first time Feb. 20. The Yellow Jackets weren’t able to continue the consistent performance that helped them make state in just their fourth year as a program and in only their second year competing in the OHSAA postseason, but that didn’t put a damper on what they accomplished this season. Friday in the first Division II state tournament at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl, Taylor finished 15th (3,002) of 16 teams in the qualifying round as the top eight moved on to the championship round. “At the beginning of the year we wanted to consider ourselves as underdogs, and then we’d say, ‘Why not us?’” said Jesse Barrett, who was one of six seniors in the program. “It’s really special having this group of guys. It’s an awesome experience for us just being in our fourth year as a program and being from a small community.” Senior Jake Hines led the Yellow Jackets by placing 23rd with a 593 series that included a 211in his second game. There were 99 bowlers who competed overall, with the top five making first-team allstate, the next five making second team and the 10th through 15th finishers making honorable mention. Senior Allan Henle didn’t play in the first game but bowled 202 and 179 for a 381 that left him 84th. Senior Keith Sickler, who was runner-up with a 652 at district, opened with games of 154 and 200

Taylor High School senior Allan Henle rolls one down the lane at Gilmore Lanes Jan. 22 when the Yellow Jackets faced off with Lakota West. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS

and didn’t play in the third game at state. “Jake Hines is the only one who came in solid," coach Daniel Vollrath said. "This group was scrappy. They fought tooth and nail all year and today a lot of it was being overwhelmed. Some of it comes on me because I didn’t really know what to expect. But we had six seniors, and that’s what makes this special.” Also scoring individually were Barrett (186), senior Brett Vollrath (167) and sophomore Adam Bailey (159). Rounding out the roster were senior Matt Wilhelm and junior Doug McKinney. “I wouldn’t say it was over-

whelming, but you know deep down inside that it was a little bigger stage than normal,” said Henle, who plans to attend University of Cincinnati with hopes of bowling. “Jesse was a four-year player. I was two years on varsity. Keith’s really carried us this year and Matt came in with some strong bakers. Brett bowled three years with me. I’m so proud of Jake because he had struggled but today he was one of the ones that kept us up. “We always made the joke that we were going to state this year, but once we got to district I think we all knew we could get to it. I wouldn’t say (getting to state) was expected, but we had high hopes.”

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Unified Basketball not about winning, losing By Mark D. Motz mmotz@communitypress.com

INDIAN HILL — Squeaking shoes were barely audible over fans squealing with delight. Players squealed gleefully, too, for that matter. More than 100 Hamilton County Special Olympians descended on the two gyms at Cincinnati Country Day School for Unified Basketball Day Feb. 20. The 16 teams of middle and high school players from Rapid Run, Harrison, St. Bernard and Oak Hills also included varsity companions from CCD and Oak Hills High

“When you have the kindergarten kids in here, you can barely hear yourself think. They get so excited to see these kids make a basket. They go crazy.” Ross said CCD began hosting the event after a former student and girls basketball player began volunteering with the Special Olympics. Unified Day used to take place at Xavier University, but limited court space meant long waits between games. Playing on a college campus didn’t attract many fans. “It was a great fit for us,” Ross said. “We’ve

School. The varsity players took turns officiating, playing, running clocks, operating scoreboards and simply cheering for their Special Olympic guests. Other CCD students came to the gyms to cheer the players, too. “This is our 10th year doing this,” said Greg Ross, Cincinnati Country Day assistant athletic director and interim boys basketball coach. “It’s really cool. They get to come here and play basketball all day and our kids get to work with them.

been happy to do it. It’s a highlight of our season every year.” CCD divides its two gyms into four full courts going side to side. Teams get three or four 15-minute games in a two-hour span. “You get to see how happy they are just to play,” said Sean O’Brien, a CCD sophomore. “It teaches you to appreciate what you’ve been given. I’m lucky to able to play every day. “It’s hard to imagine what these kids have to deal with every day, the challenges they face. They’re still happy every

time they make a shot. It makes it hard to have a bad day at practice when you think about these kids and what they have to do just to get on the court.” Oak Hills senior Andrew Chisholm agreed. “I think it’s great,” he said after refereeing a game. “The best thing is definitely the look on their faces after they make a basket. It’s pure happiness. I’ve learned they’re not worried about winning or losing. Sometimes it’s just about having fun.” And more. “Today is not about who wins and loses,” said Janet Smith, executive di-

rector of the Hamilton County Special Olympics. “It’s about giving these kids a chance to play for an extended period of time. It’s about working together with their unified partners. It’s about learning.” Smith said the fact CCD and Oak Hills work closely together on Unified Basketball Day is another positive. “I think it’s absolutely wonderful to have east and west together, private and public together,” she said. “It’s not about rivalries. It’s about coming together to do something good.”

St. X captain’s efforts help bring state ‘Victory’ in pool By Adam Turer presspreps@gmail.com

There are many reasons why St. Xavier High School has dominated Ohio high school swimming for decades, but the biggest key to the AquaBombers’ six straight Division I state championships and 15 titles in the last 16 years might come down to one simple practice: Belief. Believing in the program, the coaches, and one another has turned several ordinary swimmers into medalists and champions by the time they were seniors. Oliver Acomb, a St. Xavier senior from Delhi and Our Lady of Victory parish, is the most recent example of hard work turning a

explosiveness necessary to compete at the level he is currently competing.” After attending the state championship meet in Canton as a spectator to cheer on his veteran teammates, he made a commitment to himself that one day he would compete in Canton in late February. He began working out early mornings at the Powel Crosley Jr. YMCA and worked hard in the pool year-round. “Ollie is just one example of a swimmer who bought into the idea that ‘it’s not where you are, but the direction you are headed,’” said Brower. “He was motivated by his own improvement and a desire to help our team.” After being elected captain prior to his senior

struggling swimmer into a champion. After playing football in the fall of his freshman year, Acomb decided to join the swim team for the winter season. The AquaBombers do not make cuts, but do have three levels of practice groups based on skill and experience. Acomb was in the third group, and was an unassuming member on a stacked team. Nobody knew yet how much he would progress over his four years. “Ollie joined the team with the encouragement of others and wanted to be a part of something he had heard good things about,” said head coach Jim Brower. “As he matured, Ollie became a very good athlete and has the kind of

inspire the underclassmen the same way he was inspired as a sore, tired, freshman. After placing third in the 100-yard breaststroke and placing second as a member of the AquaBombers 200-yard medley relay at the district meet, Acomb realized his dream of competing in the state meet in Canton. He entered his final varsity meet on Feb. 22 knowing that he had one final chance to make his mark on the storied program. He shaved over a full second off of his breaststroke time from districts and placed fifth in the state with a personal-best time of 57.70. It was an emotional race, not just because it was his final laps as an

St. X captain Oliver Acomb finished fifth in the 100 breaststroke final. THANKS TO DAVID ACOMB

season, Acomb felt even more of a responsibility to encourage the underclassmen and continue the St. Xavier tradition of paving the way for the next class of state champions. According to Acomb, 17 of the 18 seniors on this year’s team began in Group 2 or 3 before working their way up to Group 1. He wanted to

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Union membership should be voluntary Just wanted to write a quick note of thanks to John Campolongo for making my point. As a member of a bargaining unit at Green Township, he and all the other public service employees (note: not police nor fire) have received exactly the same type of approach to their compensation and benefit issues over the last 25 years or so that both the unionized members of the police and fire departments. Belonging to a union should be a voluntary act and not a compulsory commitment. That is why I hope that he and all the other non-unionized employees of Green Township should support the effort this year in Ohio to bring the right to work legislation into effect. Unlike the failed Senate bill of 2011 which attempted to put severe restrictions on collective bargaining, the right to work simply supports an employee’s individual right to join a union and to pay membership dues voluntarily. That way, their dues will not be spent on issues that do not honestly represent the political opinions of those self same individuals. I have always respected the work of our public service team at Green Township. No one, union member or not, should consider their taxpayer funded job to be an entitlement that will last forever.

Steve Grote Green Township

Sand mine column sparks memories

It was with great interest that I read the article about the sand mine in Sayler Park (Feb. 19 Western Hills Press). I can add some facts and

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passed away, but I can remember playing on the hills behind their house on Hillside Avenue as a small child with my cousins. My half-brother remembers hunting up on the hillside with my father, before the Martini subdivision was ever thought of. As chance would have it, girls ran in this branch of the Fliehman family; Jacob W. had one son and three daughters, Jacob J. had one surviving son and four daughters, and my father, Franklin J. Fliehman (Nick) had me. Though the name has faded through the generations, the descendents of Jacob W. Fliehman continue to have fond memories of, pride in and ties to Sayler Park. Thank you, Ms. Kamuf, for the article. I enjoy reading your columns.

Lynn Fliehman Richmond Westwood

Sister Ann retires?

The other day, as I was gazing at a smiley picture of Jesus, there came an inspiration, that how could I not share with others, an appreciation for the many years of service you, sister Ann Ryan, has given us. For those of you who don’t

CH@TROOM Feb. 26 question Local GOP leaders are making a bid to host the Republican National Convention in 2016. Would this be good for the area? Why or why not?

“Economically it would be great for the area. Bring in lots of outside monies. It would also make it easier for correct (not right) minded people of Ohio to do a little protesting against the party of do nothing. Of course they won't care as they have shown a growing disdain for the populace. They, the Republicans, are in office only to serve the wealthy minority and big business.” J.Z.

“Given that Cincinnati is a hotbed of Republican fervor and that Ohio is a key battleground state in every election, why not? Big conventions bring lots of money and attention. Even Democrats and independents should benefit from this. Bring it on. F.S.D.

“Sure! I am not Republican, but any time we can bring more money into Cincinnati, the better it is for our area. “Downtown is really booming these days, particularly Over-the-Rhine, and there are lots of venues for hotels and restaurants, as well as our convention center. I was so pleased with how the city supported the wonderful 'World Choir Games' and the city tru-

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ly sparkled. “I imagine the security involved will be a headache, however, for those who work or live downtown, but perhaps the advantages will outweigh the disadvantages overall for the reputation of Cincinnati, which can use all the positive press it can get these days.” D.P.

“I don't consider myself partisan, but as someone who is politically engaged I can't help but respond to partisanship when it permeates one of the parties. “Twenty years ago the Republicans were telling their newly elected state representatives that they had to vote the party line or they would face major opposition in the next primary. Term limits have rubbed out most of the benefits of institutional memory and civility is now an endangered species in both Columbus and Washington. “If you look at the states with strong Republican lean-

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ings, it is pretty much a list of the poor states. Ohio has long been right on the swing line. And Cincinnati is the most Republican urban area in Ohio. “If I were a Republican leader I would certainly want to see the convention come here. It will bring as much money into the area as any other large national convention, and a lot of excitement and interest which Cincinnati could play up for the long run. “As someone who would view the event with distaste, I'm not afraid of it. I don't think the current Republican party is capable of nominating someone who could win the national election, and until they learn to practice policies which unite rather than divide the people of this state and this nation, that will remain the case. N.F.

“I think a convention of that size would be a great thing for the economy.” Terry Garvin

“Hosting the Republican National Convention would be good for the city financially in 2016, and it would, more importantly, be a great opportunity for the progressive minded in the area to protest the Party of No once and for all on the national stage. “If it happens, I'll want to be downtown in that outside crowd.”

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names to the history. You see, the plat of land the Western Wildlife Corridor is on is the Nicholas Fliehman plat, my great-great grandfather. He originally owned a great deal of property in Sayler Park and particularly along Hillside Avenue. In fact, in property records today, lots are still referred to as being part of the Fliehman subdivision. Irene Fliehman, Nicholas’ granddaughter, married Fred Paff and came to live on the property now referred to as the Paff property. His grandson, Jacob J. Fliehman, my grandfather, lived next door and next to that property lived my great grandfather and Nicholas’ son, Jacob W. Fliehman. There were many other Fliehmans in Sayler Park, as Nicholas had three children. Jacob W. Fliehman had a financial stake in the mine, owning access to it, working it in, and, unfortunately, dying in it when a sand bank collapsed on him in 1935. I am not sure if he is the “worker” that was mentioned in the article, or if that was another poor soul. My grandmother, Anna Westrich Fliehman, sold their house and property in the late 1960s after my grandfather

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know Sister Ann, O.P., and I must stress O.P., because that determines how much she gets paid. Yes, those who don’t know it, nuns, are like government workers, their high-paying salaries are also set-up on a scale of self-progress, as determined by their superiors, and eventually God in heaven. Sister is retiring as Bayley’s director of pastoral care. Sister’s rare ability working with people, some as bull-headed as she, and those who learned not to get in her way, for the betterment of improving their souls, and the laughter she left with them, is second to none. Having known Sister Ann for a number of glorious years, I can continue to have fun with her, because she practiced her gift with professionalism, standing up for her (our) Christian beliefs with pen and example. Why I remember the time she balled me out for my wasting water dripping from a faucet! And, some of you might remember the time she took on a local politician for bashing the Sisters of Charity – leaving the political world dumbfounded and short on words! In a man’s world that took some you know what! Oops, before I get into a friendly scolding from Sister, might I remind everyone, Sister Ann is not intending on triple-dipping! Because of the many sacrifices she and her constituents have given us, their next reward will be in a place where most of us hope to ascend! May God bless you, and keep you in the palm of his hand. Thanks.

Bill Keenan Delhi Township

Police station needed where it is It is sad knowing that the headquarters of Cincinnati Police District 3 will be relocating. It had been suggested by residents of East Price Hill that the best solution would be to create an addition to the rear of the current building into the existing parking lot and relocate the parking lot to the west where the Dempsey Pool formerly stood. Purcell Avenue could have provided the necessary means of egress and the headquarters could have remained where it has for more than 100 years. The past city administration in their infinite wisdom (thank goodness Mr. Dohoney is no longer city manager) felt that it would make more sense to purchase property (instead of using existing city property at no cost) and build an entirely new building (instead of expanding off of currently used Police Department space). After a recent aggravated burglary attempt against my wife and 8-year-old son a block from the police station and the rapid response and apprehension of the three ignorant individuals, it is clearly evident the importance of retaining the D-3 Police Headquarters in its present location. I know our family is better because of its location and our family is forever grateful to the officers of Cincinnati Police D-3 for their handling of our situation.. I beg the new city administration to reconsider the former administration faulty decision.

Dan Boller East Price Hill

Take advantage of articulation agreements to pursue college degree In today’s world the importance of being a lifelong learner cannot be overestimated. Each year the rate of change and expansion of knowledge accelerates, leaving us to consider whether it would be a good idea to return to school and complete a degree. The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce issued a study in Maggie Davis 2011 that showed that education COMMUNITY brings real value RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST to earning power. An individual with a bachelor’s degree can expect to earn 84 percent more over their lifetime than a person with a high school degree alone. So what does it mean to you when you see an announcement that two colleges or universities have signed an articulation agreement? An articulation agreement is a formal understanding between the two institutions agreeing how they will accept credit towards specific degree programs. The articulation is advantageous to a prospective student because it provides exact information regarding courses that transfer credit towards specific degrees, taking the guesswork out of the transfer process.

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An articulation signals a student that the receiving institution is ready and willing to work with the student to get them to their goal of a complete degree. It also signals the student that the credits coming from the originating school are valued by the transfer institution and will be valued by employers after graduation. The College of Mount St. Joseph has articulations with Cincinnati State, Ivy Tech Community College, Chatfield and UC Blue Ash for various degrees utilizing the two-year associate degrees or coursework toward baccalaureate degrees from the Mount. The Mount also has an articulation with Miami University to allow a Mount math major to complete a master’s degree in computer science in five years. It is important for you as the lifelong learner to be aware of these pathways, since they can save you time and money as you are deciding how to continue your career progress and growth. As an adult learner myself, I can assure you that I have found that if you can dream it, you can do it. You are never too old, and it is never too late. Maggie Davis is the associate vice president for academic support at the College of Mount St. Joseph. She lives in Delhi Township with her family.

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Korn promoted at DRI

Directions Research Inc. has promoted Bridgetown resident Erin Korn as senior research analyst. Korn is responsible for analyzing and interpreting data in a wide range of applications for projects that help clients adKorn dress the full spectrum of marketing information needs. She summarizes her analysis into client ready reports and presentations. Korn joined DRI in November 2010.

Kramer named Mercy West VP

Michael Kramer is the new vice president of operations for Mercy Health – West Hospital. “I am pleased to welcome Michael to the West Hospital team,” said Michael Stephens, Mercy Health West Market Leader and president. “His background in nursing, strong financial acumen and remarkable ability to help different teams find consensus so that they can work together effectively and efficiently makes him a natural choice to lead the operations team and help ensure the success of our newest hospital.” Kramer joined Mercy Health in 2002 as a regional team leader with responsibility for the radiology and cardiology chargemaster. In 2004, he accepted the position of director of finance for the Heart Institute at Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital and served as finance director for Mercy Health – Anderson and Clermont hospitals from 2004-2008. He was a member of the teams that introduced the open-heart program, Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital Sleep Center, radiation oncology joint venture with OHC, comanagement agreement with Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine and the acquisitions of the Anderson Ambulatory Surgery Center and Anderson Family Medicine. In 2009, Kramer began serving as director of finance for Mt. Airy and Western Hills hospitals. He was a member of the team instrumental with the planning and board approval of new Mercy Health – West Hospital. In 2011, Kramer accepted his most recent role as vice president of planning for Mercy Health. He led the negotiations for the acquisition of the Surgery Center of Cincinnati, Fairfield Endoscopy Center, Westside Endoscopy and the Spring-

Westside Gymnastics is moving to a new location at 5775 Filview Circle.PROVIDED

field Regional Ambulatory Surgery Center. He was a member of the planning team for the Mercy Health – Rookwood Medical Center, Mercy Health – Medical Transportation, Gamma Knife center at The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health and the radiation oncology joint venture with OHC for The Jewish Hospital and West Hospital. He also provided counsel for the affiliation agreement with Adams County Regional Medical Center and with planning and board approval of the campus expansion plans for Anderson Hospital and The Jewish Hospital.

The Fifth Third Bancorp Board of Directors has promoted Cheviot resident Larry Woelfel to assistant vice president. Woelfel is a trust officer. He joined the bank in 2006 and graduated from Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Ky., where he studied business administration. He is a volunteer with Hamilton County Special Olympics.

president of mission integration and community outreach for Mercy Health. “She thrives on collaborative planning and team building and possesses leadership and communication skills, as well as cultural compassion and sensitivity, that are vital to relating to people of all ages and backgrounds. Her experience will help ensure that our newest hospital becomes part of the community and is successful.” Erb joined Catholic Health Partners, Mercy Health’s parent company, in 2008, and served as director of mission integration for senior health and housing. Much of her work there centered on developing palliative care and ethics programs specifically for senior citizens. She continues to serve as mission director for community based services for CHP, designing programs and strategies to enhance CHP’s Mission culture across the continuum of care, including physician practices, clinics, ambulatory care centers, senior health, home health and hospice locations.

Mercy names mission and values integration director

Esther Price Candies voted ‘Ohio’s Best Chocolate’

Fifth Third promotes Woelfel

Mercy Health announces that Sister Cheryl Erb is the new director of mission and values integration at Mercy Health – West Hospital. “Sr. Cheryl will be a fantastic addition to West Hospital team,” said Dave Pike, vice

The readers of Ohio Magazine voted Esther Price Candies as Ohio’s Best Chocolates. This is the second time consumers have bestowed the Dayton-based chocolate company with the “Ohio’s Best Chocolates” award; they also received

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the award in 2009. Winners were generated by votes cast by ohiomagazine.com website visitors over the course of three weeks in the fall. Ohio Magazine will publish the full list of winners in their January issue. Jim Day, CEO of Esther Price, said: “We are honored to receive this award that would make Esther proud! We still use the same recipes Esther, herself, used when she started the company over 85 years ago and customers recognize that made-from-scratch goodness! We work hard to earn the loyalty of all our customers and we are grateful to Ohio Magazine readers for casting their votes in favor of our family-owned business.”

Westside Gymnastics moving

Westside Academy of Gymnastics has moved to a new facility at 5775 Filview Circle. The facility has two full size gymnastic competition floors, two in-ground pits, a 2-foot and a 35foot tumble trak, regulation competition equipment, recreational gymnastics equipment and so much more. Westside Academy of Gymnastics offers a variety of gymnastics programs for children ages 18 months thru 18 years of age. They offer preschool gymnastics, recreational gymnastics programs, and cheerleading tumbling classes, as well as competitive programs. The adult programs focus on core conditioning exercises with gymnastics training as an option. Whether the adult is a college cheerleader or someone just wanting the basics; there is a class to fit. The new programs will include workshops for the blind and visually impaired, special needs, and workshops in dance/cheer/pom. Westside Academy of Gymnastics also rents space to several cheerleading groups, as well as a local high school gymnastics team who need space to practice. For more information about their programs call 513-5740444 or email westsideacademyofgymnastics @gmail.com.

Classy Craftsman recognized for service

An inside look at the newest All About Kids Childcare and Learning Center, which opened a new location at 5779 Filview Circle in Dent. The new Dent location has a capacity of 184 students and will employ up to 40 full-time and part-time staff. This is the company's sixth franchise location and 10th overall in the Cincinnati area. PROVIDED

Classy Craftsmen LLC, a remodeling contractor based in Green Township, has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the consumer review service in 2013.

“This marks the 13th consecutive year for us, winning the award in various categories. This year I think we won in seven categories. We simply hate to disappoint, and that drives our customer service. The workmanship just comes naturally with the conscientious attitudes I look for in all of my tradesmen...kind of the only way we know how to do it, I guess., founder and president David Beck said.

Furniss joins Cutler Real Estate

Nick Furniss has joined Cutler Real Estate's Western Hills Cincinnati Office as a new Realtor. Furniss will work out of the Cincinnati Office at 6460 Harrison Ave., Suite100 in Cincinnati. Visit him online: http://bit.ly/nfchomes or NFurniss @CutlerHomes.com.

Bode named director of provider relations for Dental Care Plus

The Dental Care Plus Group announces the addition of Cleves resident Sherri Bode as director of provider relations. As director, Bode is responsible for the design and management of recruitment, retention and association with dentists participating in the DCPG provider networks. In addition, Bode administers programs Bode and policies that align with the strategic goals and objectives of DCPG to recruit and retain dental care providers and the services they provide. She directs the recruitment of new dentists and dental associations to ensure contracts with new member groups. This allows for satisfaction and retention among the provider network and member groups. Previously, Bode was employed with Cincinnati Children’s as a director in the medical staff services department.

New barber shop on Guerley

Fred Salz has opened Prout’s Corner Barber Shop at 4896 Guerley Road. Salz and Dino Cittadino are the barbers. There has been a barber shop at this location since building went up in the 1930s.


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, MARCH 6 Art & Craft Classes Sewing 101 Class, 3-5 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3022 Harrison Ave., Learn to sew in one-on-one class setting making pillow and getting acquainted with sewing machine. All materials provided; call for other available dates. $50. Registration required. 225-8441. Westwood.

Exercise Classes Spintensity, 5:45-6:45 p.m., Western Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Intense cycling class offered on RealRyder “motion” bikes with boot camp intervals throughout. $8.50-$10 per class. 451-4920. Westwood. Dance Jamz, 7-8 p.m., Western Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Cardio dance fitness class. Ages 18 and up. $5 per class or $40 for 10-class punch card. 706-1324. Westwood.

Health / Wellness Understanding Fibromyalgia: A Holistic Approach, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Cheviot Branch Library, 3711 Robb Ave., Learn safe and natural alternative methods for addressing Fibromyalgia and its symptoms. Ages 21 and up. Free. 941-0378. Cheviot.

On Stage - Theater I Left My Heart, A Salute to the Music of Tony Bennett, 7:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Score of 40 standards all recorded by Bennett, including “Because Of You,” “Stranger In Paradise,” “Top Hat, White Tie And Tails,” “The Best Is Yet To Come,” “On Green Dolphin Street,” “When Will The Bells Ring For Me,” “Cold, Cold Heart,” “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams,” “I Wanna Be Around,” “The Good Life,” “Rags To Riches” and his bestknown hit, “I Left My Heart In San Francisco.” $24, $21 seniors and students. 241-6550; www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. West Price Hill. The Hallelujah Girls, 8 p.m., Arts Center at Dunham, 1945

Dunham Way, In this comedy, the women of Eden Falls, Ga., shake up their lives by opening a spa in an abandoned church.$14, $12 students, seniors and groups of 10 or more. Through March 8. 588-4988; www.sunsetplayers.org. West Price Hill.

Senior Citizens Movement Class for Seniors, 11 a.m.-noon, Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, $6, first class free. 923-1700; www.guenthnerpt.com. Monfort Heights.

Support Groups Comprehensive Grief Support Group, 2-4 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 3207 Montana Ave., Helps people move beyond pain of any loss and achieve healing. Free. Registration required. 786-3781; www.crossroadshospice.com. Westwood.

FRIDAY, MARCH 7 Dance Classes Square Dance Lessons, 6:307:30 p.m., Bridge Church, 7963 Wesselman Road, Learn to square dance. $5. 941-1020. Cleves.

Drink Tastings Count Down to Spring Wine Tasting, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Nature Nook Florist and Wine Shop, 10 S. Miami Ave., Five wine tastings plus light snacks. Ages 21 and up. $6. 467-1988. Cleves.

Exercise Classes RealRyder Cycling, 5:45-6:15 a.m., Western Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Racquetball Center. Cycling class. First class free. Ages 14 and up. Three classes for $15, $10 walk-in. 236-6136; www.rydecincinnati.com. Westwood. Dance Jamz, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Western Sports Mall, $5 per class or $40 for 10-class punch card. 706-1324. Westwood. Happy Hour/Gentle Vinyasa Yoga, 5:30-6:30 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Students practice developing their moving meditation beyond instruction. $10; $45 five-class

pass. 675-2725; www.yogabymarietta.com. Delhi Township.

On Stage - Theater I Left My Heart, A Salute to the Music of Tony Bennett, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $24, $21 seniors and students. 241-6550; www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. West Price Hill. The Hallelujah Girls, 8 p.m., Arts Center at Dunham, $14, $12 students, seniors and groups of 10 or more. 588-4988; www.sunsetplayers.org. West Price Hill. 12 Angry Men, 8 p.m., Glenmore Playhouse, 3716 Glenmore Ave., Classic courtroom drama. $15. Through March 23. 5988303; www.thedramaworkshop.org. Cheviot.

Support Groups Caregivers Support Group, 9:30-11 a.m., Bayley Community Wellness Center, 401 Farrell Court, Ask at desk for room location. For those responsible for care of elderly or disabled loved one. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 929-4483. Delhi Township.

SATURDAY, MARCH 8 Art & Craft Classes Intro to Abstract Painting, 3-4:30 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3022 Harrison Ave., Find your own abstract technique with help of local artist CT Rasmuss and create your own masterpiece. All materials provided. For ages 11 and up. $25. Registration required. 225-8441; www.broadhopeartcollective.com. Westwood.

On Stage - Theater I Left My Heart, A Salute to the Music of Tony Bennett, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $24, $21 seniors and students. 241-6550; www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. West Price Hill. The Hallelujah Girls, 8 p.m., Arts Center at Dunham, $14, $12 students, seniors and groups of 10 or more. 588-4988; www.sunsetplayers.org. West Price Hill. 12 Angry Men, 8 p.m., Glenmore Playhouse, $15. 598-8303;

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Tempers flare in the jury room in The Drama Workshop’s production of “Twelve Angry Men.” From left: Chris Bishop (Foreman), David Levy (Juror 3), Jim Meridieth (Juror Six), Dick Bell (Juror 4), Bill Keeton (Juror 8), Doug Tumeo (Juror 2), Glenn Schaich (Juror 7), Ron Samad (Juror 10), David Dreith (Juror 12) and Joe Kozak (Juror 5). Show times are 8 p.m. March 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22, and 2 p.m. March 9, 16 and 23. Tickets are $15, For more information, call 598-8303 or visit www.thedramaworkshop.org. THANKS TO ELAINE VOLKER www.thedramaworkshop.org. Cheviot.

SUNDAY, MARCH 9 Exercise Classes Yoga, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Strengthen, stretch and tone with gentle postures that release tension and support the integrity of the spine. Family friendly. $7 walk-in; $120 for 10 classes. 923-1700; www.guenthnerpt.com. Monfort Heights. RealRyder Cycling, 9-10 a.m., Western Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Racquetball Center. Group cycling workout. Ages 14-99. $20 walk-in. 2366136; www.rydecincinnati.com. Westwood.

Music - Classical Magic Flutes, 3 p.m., Seton High School, 3901 Glenway Ave., Performance by 60-piece orchestra includes compositions by Mozart, Bach, Bizet and others that feature the flute. Joined by soprano Michelle Klug Hillgrove and tenor Larry Reiring. Free. 941-8956; www.gocmo.org. West Price Hill.

On Stage - Theater I Left My Heart, A Salute to the Music of Tony Bennett, 2 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $24, $21 seniors and students. 241-6550; www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. West Price Hill. 12 Angry Men, 2 p.m., Glenmore Playhouse, $15. 598-8303; www.thedramaworkshop.org. Cheviot.

MONDAY, MARCH 10 Art & Craft Classes Stained Glass Make It Take It,

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to www.cincinnati.com and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to life@communitypress.com along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to www.cincinnati.com and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. 6:30-9 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3022 Harrison Ave., Learn basic skills of glass cutting, foil wrap and soldering while creating one of four available stained glass creations. All materials included. $20-$35. Registration required. 225-8441. Westwood.

p.m., Joy Community Church, 5000 North Bend Road, Professor Godsey discusses the Ohio Innocence Project, including known problems with judicial system, success stories and future plans. Free. Registration required. 478-6261; www.empoweruohio.org. Monfort Heights.

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Gentle Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Moving meditation, increasing strength and flexibility, allowing for calming of mind and refreshing of spirit. Bring mat. $10 drop-in; $45 five-class pass; $80 10-class pass; $140 20-class pass. 6752725; www.yogabymarietta.com. Delhi Township. Dance Jamz, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Western Sports Mall, $5 per class or $40 for 10-class punch card. 706-1324. Westwood.

RealRyder Cycling, 5:45-6:45 p.m., Western Sports Mall, $20 walk-in. 236-6136; www.rydecincinnati.com. Westwood.

Senior Citizens Movement Class for Seniors, 11 a.m.-noon, Guenthner Physical Therapy, $6, first class free. 923-1700; www.guenthnerpt.com. Monfort Heights.

TUESDAY, MARCH 11 Education Ohio Innocence Project: Preserving Our Judiciary; Protecting the Innocent, 7-8:30

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12 Art & Craft Classes Sewing 101 Class, 3-5 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, $50. Registration required. 225-8441. Westwood.

Exercise Classes Step & Strength, 6-7 p.m., Western Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Aerobic workout on step or floor while adding intervals of strength exercises. $7.50-$10. 236-6136; www.spinfitcincinnati.com. Westwood. Yoga, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, $7 walk-in; $120 for 10 classes. 923-1700; www.guenthnerpt.com. Monfort Heights.

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Mussel, farro recipes welcome Lenten season I know I say this just about every year at this time, but I can’t believe it’s already Lent. The wild yellow aconite that our dear friend, Ike Leaf, helped me plant years ago is already up in my woods bordering the river. These two occurrences make me realize that spring will be a reality soon. With the abunRita dance of Heikenfeld fresh seaRITA’S KITCHEN food available this time of year, try new recipes while adding bonus points for your health. Check out my blog for my mom’s salmon patty recipe with cucumber-sour cream sauce.

Mussels steamed with white wine and shallots Delicious with crusty bread to mop up juices or atop linguine. Mussels that are open before cooking should be discarded. Likewise, any that are not open after cooking should be tossed out. Substitute butter for the olive oil if you want.

Olive oil ⁄4 cup minced shallots 4 real large cloves garlic, minced 2 pounds cleaned mussels 1 cup dry white wine or more as needed Handful fresh parsley Chopped fresh tomatoes (optional) 1

Give bottom of very large pot a good coating of olive oil. Over medium heat, add shallots and half the garlic. Cook a couple of minutes, don’t let garlic brown. Add mussels and turn heat to high. Stir well to coat and add rest of garlic, and wine. Cook about 5 minutes, or until mussels are opened. Sprinkle with parsley and tomatoes, and serve.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Stockpot or Dutch oven: What’s the difference? A stockpot typically is taller than a Dutch oven. A Dutch oven is shorter with more surface area on the bottom. They both can hold the same amount of food, depending upon the size. If you have to choose, choose the Dutch oven since it’s more versatile.

Farro with onions, garlic and cheese Farro is an ancient, healthy wheat whose history goes back thousands of years. It comes in several forms. Semipearled farro is what I use since it cooks quickly. This complex carbohydrate contains fiber, which helps lower cholesterol better than brown rice, and also helps the immune system, along with helping you feel fuller longer and with more energy. ⁄2 cup onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup semi-pearled farro 3 cups liquid (vegetable, chicken or beef broth) Romano or Parmesan cheese 1

Pour in 2 tablespoons or so of olive oil in a pan, and add onions and garlic. Cook for a few minutes until onions are soft. Add farro and cook until coated and smells fragrant, again about a few minutes. Add liquid, and cook partly covered until farro is done, about 25 minutes. It will taste chewy. Drain excess liquid if necessary and add salt and pepper. Sprinkle with cheese.

Usher in the Lenten season with Rita’s steamed mussels.THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

Tips from Rita’s kitchen Unpearled/hulled farro takes an hour to cook. Stir in frozen mixed vegetables with the farro. Add mushrooms with onions and garlic.

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one and fill me in on what you think would be the rest of this recipe? Surely there has to be a recipe out there similar to this. We would all like to carry on with this meal in our family.” Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator, Jungle Jim's Eastgate culinary professional and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/ blogs. Email her at columns@communitypress.com with "Rita's kitchen" in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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Arrests/citations Herbert Duncan, 46, 522 East Ave., disorderly conduct while intoxicated and making false alarms, Jan. 31.

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The Community Press publishes 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 Joseph Lally, 661-2700 (days), 825-2280 (evenings) » Cleves: Chief Bill Renner, 941-1212 » Cincinnati District 3: Capt. Russell A. Neville, 263-8300 » Green Township: Chief Bart West, 574-0007; vandalism hotline, 574-5323 » North Bend and Miami Township are patrolled by the Hamilton County: Sheriff Jim Neil, 825-1500 Marquez Jones, born 1993, aggravated robbery, Feb. 4. Roxane R. Wagner, born 1971, forgery, Feb. 4. Sam Howard, born 1980, domestic violence, Feb. 4. Shaquille Hendley, born 1993, felonious assault, Feb. 4. Terrance Moore, born 1996, breaking and entering, obstructing official business, Feb. 4. Antonio Jemison, born 1973, felonious assault, Feb. 5. Demeasha Smith, born 1973, theft under $300, Feb. 5. Michael Mills, born 1986, assault, criminal damaging or endangering, Feb. 5. Travis Clark, born 1988, domestic violence, Feb. 5. Elizabeth Wadlinger, born 1984, possession of drug abuse instruments, possession of drug paraphernalia, Feb. 6. Kenneth Middleton, born 1993, theft, Feb. 6. Tawana Ward, born 1965, domestic violence, Feb. 6. Tyshawn Robinson, born 1994, violation of a temporary protection order, Feb. 6. Andre Buck, born 1977, kidnapping, Feb. 7. Jerry Gordon, born 1991, disorderly conduct, Feb. 7. Wilbur L. Wright, born 1968, misdemeanor drug possession, domestic violence, Feb. 7. Kanese Luck, born 1990, domestic violence, Feb. 8. Denise Mains, born 1978, criminal trespass, illegal possession of a prescription drug, Feb. 9. Diana Lynn Kramer, born 1970, assault, Feb. 9. Larry Harris, born 1987, assault, criminal damaging or endangering, domestic violence, telecommunication harassment, theft under $300, unlawful restraint, Feb. 9.

Incidents/reports Aggravated menacing 2718 Queen City, Feb. 7. Aggravated robbery 4209 Glenway Ave., Feb. 4. 2322 Ferguson Road, Feb. 4. 4424 Glenway Ave., Feb. 7. Assault 2144 Ferguson Road, Feb. 3. 1228 Considine Ave., Feb. 4. 2320 Boudinot Ave., Feb. 4.

5349 Glenway Ave., Feb. 5. 3240 Midway Ave., Feb. 5. 3600 Boudinot Ave., Feb. 6. 6340 River Road, Feb. 7. 846 Delehanty Court, Feb. 7. 3507 Boudinot Ave., Feb. 8. 1824 Sunset Ave., Feb. 9. 4031 Fawnhill Lane, Feb. 9. 935 Fairbanks Ave., Feb. 9. Breaking and entering 1539 Manss Ave., Feb. 4. 2240 Harrison Ave., Feb. 4. 3004 Montclair Ave., Feb. 4. 3021 Boudinot Ave., Feb. 4. 3319 Wunder Ave., Feb. 6. Burglary 2560 Harrison Ave., Feb. 1. 2851 Orland Ave., Feb. 3. 3009 Westwood Northern Blvd., Feb. 3. 3612 Schwartze Ave., Feb. 3. 526 Woodlawn Ave., Feb. 4. 1237 Beech Ave., Feb. 4. 2821 Shaffer Ave., Feb. 4. 2449 Westwood Northern Blvd., Feb. 6. 2647 Thomasville Drive, Feb. 6. 1028 Underwood Place, Feb. 7. Criminal damaging/endangering 1644 Quebec Road, Feb. 3. 1244 Gilsey Ave., Feb. 3. 3856 Evers, Feb. 3. 2734 East Tower Drive, Feb. 3. 3337 Parkcrest Lane, Feb. 3. 3065 Westwood Northern Blvd., Feb. 5. 2848 Fischer, Feb. 7. Domestic violence Reported on Urwiler Ave., Feb. 1. Reported on Quebec Road, Feb. 5. Reported on Kreis Lane, Feb. 6. Reported on Goldrush Court, Feb. 6. Felonious assault 2926 De Breck Ave., Feb. 1. 2132 Quebec Road, Feb. 3. 2734 East Tower Drive, Feb. 3. 1719 First Ave., Feb. 9. Menacing 1240 Gilsey Ave., Feb. 3. 2702 East Tower Drive, Feb. 3. Robbery 1020 Del Monte, Feb. 4. 4030 St. Lawrence Ave., Feb. 6. Theft 2322 Ferguson Road, Feb. 1. 1020 Beech Ave., Feb. 3. 1731 Ashbrook Drive, Feb. 3. 4430 Ridge Ave., Feb. 3. 2382 Montana Ave., Feb. 3.

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REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS CHEVIOT

3724 Frances Ave.: Bayview Loan Servicing LLC to Hilton, Robert D.; $21,250. 4225 Harding Ave.: Wilson, John E. to PNC Bank NA; $38,000. 3706 Harrison Ave.: Meissner, Ronald G. to Meissner, Sheryl Ann; $100,000. 4363 Marlin Ave.: Robin, Bernice M. to Niehaus, Beckner Laureen; $63,000. 4132 St. Martins Place: Vca1 Holdings LLC to Fifth Third Mortgage Co.; $26,000. 3979 Trevor Ave.: Rackley, Tammy to Bank of America NA; $26,000.

CLEVES

503 State Road: Price, W. Norbert Tr. & Carole A. Tr. to Ballhaus, Bruce & Pamela; $240,000.

GREEN TOWNSHIP

5652 Antoninus Drive: Andres, Donald C. & Roselyn A. to Vincent, Steven J. & Gay M.; $146,000. 3145 Apple Orchard Lane: Ciamarra, Julio G. Jr. & Patricia J. to Aug, Brian & Holly;

$477,500. 6971 Bridgetown Road: McGrath, Michael J. & Janet to Hageman, Barbara A. Tr.; $65,000. 5015 Casa Loma Blvd.: Warndorf, Diane K. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $40,000. 2902 Ebenezer Road: Wagner, Harold J. Tr. & Diane M. McMullin Tr. to Wagner, Nanci A.; $220,000. 3383 Emerald Lakes Drive: Cheviot Savings Bank to Stratton, Steven R.; $73,000. 5401 Emilys Oak Court: Craynon, James R. to Third Federal Savings And Loan Association of Cleve; $200,000. Jessup Road: Haubner Homes Inc. to Rice, J. Robert & Linda A.; $112,000. 5481 Leumas Drive: Zimmermann, Janet to Nguyen, Quoc B. & Lan T. Dao; $107,500. 1537 Linneman Road: Begley, Zilpha J. to Re Recycle It LLC; $70,000. 3082 Neisel Ave.: Haller, Judy to Edgar Construction LLC; $50,000. 3082 Neisel Ave.: Edgar Construction LLC to Main Street

Communities LLC; $59,900. 1563 Pasadena Ave.: Wollenhaupt, James H. to Wollenhaupt, Michael J. & Patricia K.; $66,000. 4331 Regency Ridge Court: Boeing, Dana M. Tr. to Roberto, Denise L.; $72,000. 3702 Ridgewood Ave.: Brandt, Stephanie A. to Beckman, Mitchell R. & Rebecca Young; $177,000. Ridgewood Ave.: Union Savings Bank to John Henry Homes Inc.; $10,000. 6975 Ruwes Oak Drive: Rhode, Christopher D. & Karen M. to Chen, Yue Tian & Min Er Weng; $238,000. 5546 Samver Road: Jennings, James D. Jr. & Lori N. to Wells Fargo Bank NA; $60,000. 3971 School Section Road: Becker, Linda A. to Smith, Jacqueline; $48,900. 3973 School Section Road: Lachtrupp, Lloyd E. to Rischmann, David P.; $43,500. 7030 Summit Lake Drive: Dixon, David J. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $170,000. 5549 Surrey Ave.: Wood, Rose to Deaver, Bri-Anne; $94,900.

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Keith A. Baker, 27, 3925 Grace Ave. No. 2, domestic violence, Feb. 8. Jeffery J. Lahni, 25, 2453 Cosmos Drive, drug offense, Feb. 8. Ericka L. Sparks, 27, 6626 River Road No. 5, falsification/obstruction, Feb. 9.

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GREEN TOWNSHIP

3917 Yearling Court, Feb. 3. 6150 Glenway Ave., Feb. 3. 3920 Glenway Ave., Feb. 4. 3099 Neisel Ave., Feb. 4. 3339 Epworth Ave., Feb. 4. 2586 Lafeuille Ave., Feb. 5. 6249 Glenway Ave., Feb. 5. 1104 Seton Ave., Feb. 6. 2700 Glenway Ave., Feb. 6. 1128 Winfield Ave., Feb. 6. 6150 Glenway Ave., Feb. 6. 1021 Rosemont, Feb. 7. 2323 Ferguson, Feb. 7. 2848 Fischer Place, Feb. 7. 2886 Harrison Ave., Feb. 7. 3324 Wunder Ave., Feb. 7. 3324 Wunder, Feb. 7. 5044 Glencrossing Way, Feb. 7. 2701 East Tower Drive, Feb. 8. 2322 Ferguson Road, Feb. 9. 2322 Ferguson Road, Jan. 29. Unauthorized use of motor

Ashe Pryor, 26, 534 Brookfield Drive, theft and obstructing official business, Feb. 3. Thomas A. Wethington, 27, 4632 Eddy Drive, theft, Feb. 3. Jason R. Schloemer, 30, 10916 Brookgreen Court, theft and possessing drug abuse instrument, Feb. 3. Nicole J. Ross, 36, 2029 Madison Ave., theft, Feb. 6. Demarco Jenkins, 42, 1274 Ross Ave., theft, Feb. 7. Todd Gross, 37, 2651 Mustang Drive, theft, Feb. 7. Timothy L. Burman, 30, 5454 Whitmore Drive, possession of marijuana, Feb. 7. Charles B. Palmer Iii, 24, 5370 Talloak Court, drug possession, Feb. 8.

Arrests/citations

Incidents/reports Breaking and entering Three battery chargers, 14 car batteries and multiple hand tools stolen from Dissinger’s Garage at 4288 Harrison Ave., Feb. 4. Air conditioning unit and copper piping stolen from home at 4383 Airycrest Lane, Feb. 7. Burglary Jewelry stolen from home at 7062 Taylor Road, Feb. 3. Burglary reported at 6027 Musketeer Drive, Feb. 5. Window opened on home during burglary attempt, but entry was not made at 5935

Taylor Road: Collins, James L. Jr. & Peggy to Skipton, Zachariah M. & Lori A.; $95,000. 6730 Taylor Road: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr. to Jiang, Da Shu; $23,000. 3040 Timberview Drive: Murphy, Paul & Jane to Bachmeyer, Paul D. & Bethany H.; $113,000. 2340 Townhill Drive: Fox, Bridget N. & Jerome B. Mitchell to Household Realty Corp.; $48,000.

MIAMI TOWNSHIP

5168 East Miami River Road: Fannie Mae to Rv Holdings Three LLC; $10,850. 3198 Triplecrown Drive: Probasco Holdings LLC to Vollmer, William A. & Amberly C. McMillan; $178,000. Chance Drive: Schmutte, Thomas H. Tr. & Victoria A. Tr. to Piening, David A. & Tricia M.; $62,500. 7930 Rio Grande Drive: Davis, Robert D. & Beverly A. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $155,000. 5048 Zion Road: Wiseman, Roy T. & Linda to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr.; $76,000.

Northglen Road, Feb. 8. Two watches, pillow case, several pieces of jewelry, Kindle e-reader, camera, two televisions, knife, Apple iPod, money, four gift cards, two heirloom hair clips and a clothes hamper stolen from home at 5263 Sidney Road, Feb. 9. Criminal damaging Criminal damaging/vandalism reported at 4419 Homelawn Ave., Feb. 3. Window broken on vehicle at 3745 Mack Road, Feb. 9. Criminal mischief Lugnuts removed from tire on vehicle at 6230 Cheviot Road, Feb. 9. Domestic dispute Domestic trouble reported at Harrison Avenue, Feb. 3. Domestic trouble reported at Eula Avenue, Feb. 4. Domestic trouble reported at Hickory Ridge Lane, Feb. 4.

7849 Zion Hill Road: Pelfrey, Donnie W. to Franz, Mary Jo; $259,000.

WESTWOOD

3222 Day Court: Flick, Anna A. to Gullatt, Renee M.; $72,000. 3309 Epworth Ave.: Wagner, Elizabeth A. Tr. to CP Buyers LLC; $46,000. 3424 Gerold Drive: McMullen, Dennis Tr. to KMG RESI Oh LLC; $49,500. 3256 Glenmore Ave.: Soper,

Daniel E. & Jared T. to Homesales Inc. of Delaware; $51,186. 3052 Hegry Circle: VCA 1 Holdings LLC to Mount Washington Savings Bank; $36,000. 2920 Mignon Ave.: Bagialtsalief, Rossana to Raineth II Cincinnati LLC; $22,000. 3121 Roosevelt Ave.: Burnet Capital LLC to Denuzio, Peter; $40,000. 3121 Westwood Northern Blvd.: Bolten, Debbie to Beckmeyer, William & Maria; $25,000

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Steven Ray Campbell, 42, Price Hill, died Feb. 17. He was a mechanic. Survived by girlfriend Jane Ingle; siblings Monica Herald, Ronica Sparnell, William Campbell; three grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Campbell Preceded in death by parents Ronald Campbell, Patsy Rodgers, siblings Edwina Hamlin, Jessie Campbell. Arrangements by Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home.

William Cass

William J. Cass Jr., 93, died Feb. 17. Survived bu wife Viola Cass; Philip (Diane), Steven Herrmann, Kathleen Herrmann, Rosella (David) Wiesmann, M’Lissa (Richard) Kesterman, Lauri (Cary) Bolitho, Cass Geri (Jeffrey) Cole; sisters Pauline Madden, Rita Marsh; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Corine Cass, siblings Robert, John Cass, Teresa Kelly. Services were Feb. 22 at St. Jude Church. Arrangements by Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

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Jerry Eckel

Gerald “Jerry” Eckel, 76, Green Township, died Feb. 12. He was an Army veteran. Survived by wife JoAnn Eckel; daughters Sheila (Chris) Patton, Shelly (Marc) Hingsbergen, Sherry (Marty) Hausfeld; Eckel grandchildren Mandi, Krissy Seyfried, Corey Hausfeld, Ayden, Faith Hingsbergen, Joshua, Jordan Patton; great-grandchildren Jordan Patton Jr., Layla Hammons; siblings Judy Heck, Whitey (Pam) Eckel, Bev Tenkman, Karen (Hank) Walters; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by siblings Larry, Louise Eckel. Services were Feb. 16 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati Inc., c/o Bethesda Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263 or Salvation Army, 114 E. Central Pkwy., Cincinnati, OH 45202.

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Nila Bauer Meyer, 86, died Feb. 17. Survived by grandsons William, Joseph, Michael Staud; 12 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Frank Meyer, daughter Carol (Fred) Staud. Services were Feb. 21 at St. Bernard Church. ArMeyer rangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home.

Stanley Myers

Stanley L. Myers, 66, died Feb. 10. Survived by wife Karen Myers; daughter Ashlee (Tim) Mischler; grandchildren Rylee, Colton Mischler; siblings Trish Powell, Richard Myers, Debbie Wasserman, Lori Vetter. Services were Feb. 15 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.

Dorothy Nash

Dorothy Davis Nash, 83, Delhi Township, died Feb. 18. She was a bookkeeper. Survived by children Mike (Margie), Doug (Vickie), Gina Nash; grandchildren Elizabeth, Michael (Victoria), Jacob (Sara), Stephanie, Christopher Nash; great-grandchildren Paige, Nathan, Emma Nash; brothers Tunney (Norma), Denny (Lil), Jimmy (Donna) Davis. Preceded in death by husband Reggie Nash Jr., sister Dolores (Curly) Branham. Services were Feb. 21 at Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: Delhi Skirt Game, 934 Neeb Road, Cincinnati, OH 45233.

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Joseph Reder

Joseph Reder, 74, Delhi Township, died Feb. 14. He was former owner of Red Fox, Uncle Joe’s and Driftwood Lounge. Survived by wife Connie Reder; children Kim Grossman, Kellie (Teel) Bruner, Tiffany (John) Whitaker, Heather (James) Richmond, Joseph (Cesin) Reder; Reder grandchildren Aaron, Jordan, Meaghan, Rebekah, Jake, Sydney, Jessie, Nick, Emmie, Josh, Jake, Jameson, Jett, Brianna, A.J., Whitney, Brody; great-grandson Colton; siblings Bill, John Reder, Betty Eicher, Mary Groh. Preceded in death by siblings Jim, Ruthanne Reder. Services were Feb. 18 at St. Dominic Church. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Lung Association, 11113 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Frances Richardson

Frances Hayhurst Richardson, 68, died Feb. 13. She worked for the Good Samaritan Hospital College of Nursing for 39 years. Survived by brother Everett (Margaret) Hayhurst; nieces and nephews Lisa Hayhurst (Harry) Bloomer, Stephanie Richardson Hayhurst Sweeney, Laura Hayhurst (Mitch) Seltzer, Dean (Sharon), Terry Long, Nikki Long (Jeff) Case; great-nieces and nephew Ryann Bloomer (Scott) Morgan, Kevin, Rose Sweeney, Marianne Seltzer; sister-in-law Becky Richardson (Huey “Skeeter”) Long, cousins Pat Kelley (Darrell) Whitehead, Bob, Ron (Nadine) Kelley, Joe (Bev) Benter, Ann Benter (Bill) Edwards, Vicky Benter (John) French, Sandy Jiles (Richard) Moorhead, Suzanne Jiles (Michael) Bartley, Jimmy (Bonnie), Judy, Jan (Marie) Jiles, Nancy Brooks (Donald) Patterson, Lou “Lucky” (Linda ), Randy (Barbara) Busch. Preceded in death by husband David Richardson, parents Floyd, Ruhama Hayhurst, mother-inlaw Dorothy Richardson, cousin Carole Brooks (Gene) Koetter. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: Vitas Hospice, 11500 Northlake Drive, Suite 400, Cincinnati, OH 45249.

Joseph Sage

Joseph Patrick Sage, 38, died Feb. 18. He was a locksmith for Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport. Survived by parents Frederick, Diana Sage; brother Michael

Kathleen Sias

Kathleen Kolkmeier Sias, 45, died Feb. 18. Survived by husband Dimitri Sias; children Stephanie, Nicholas Sias; father Ray (Sue) Kolkmeier; siblings Thomas (Susan), Kenneth Kolkmeier, Marianne Mertz, Rebecca Rosing. Preceded in death by mother Marilyn Kolkmeier Services were Feb. 24 at St. Dominic. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: Freestore Foodbank, 1141 Central Pkwy., Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Dorothea Sonneborn

Dorothea Mathias Sonneborn, 97, Green Township, died Feb. 13. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Westwood United Methodist Church, the Westwood Woman’s Club and Daughters of the AmerSonneborn ican Revolution. Survived by children Bonnie (Rod) Fightmaster, Arick (Jan) Sonneborn; grandchildren Sarah Sonneborn, Mark, Laura, Jason Fightmaster; eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Arthur Sonneborn, parents, Edgar, Laura Mathias. Services were Feb. 18 at Bridgetown Cemetery. Arrangements by Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials to Westwood United Methodist Church, Hospice of Cincinnati or a charity of the donor’s choice, c/o Dennis George Funeral Home, 44 S. Miami, Cleves, OH 45002.

Margie Van Dulman

Margie Mueller Van Dulman, 67, died Feb. 12. Survived by husband George Van Dulman; children Monica (Ed) Watkins, Lynn, Chris (HeathVan Dulman er), Missy Van Dulman; grandchildren Monica, Jason, Eddie, Chelsea, Alison; sister Donna (Kasper) Meece; aunts Irene Haft, Alice Dinser. Services were Feb. 17 at Our Lady of Lourdes. Arrangements

by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45242 or Sandra Oberjohann Tuition Fund, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 3450 Lumardo Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45238. Georgianna Popp Volz, 87, died Feb. 14. Survived by children Diane (Frederick) Meyer, Paula (Mark) Noble, Sharon (Paris) Lewis, Kenneth (Joan), David (Cyndi), Christopher (Patricia), Lawrence (Tina) Volz; siblings Dorothy, Charlotte, Herbert, Judy, Hilda; 16 grandchildren; 12 greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Milton Volz, daughter Janice Volz, siblings Mary, Ralph. Services were Feb. 19 at Our Lady of Victory. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to Our Lady of Victory Church.

Eleanor Weber

Eleanor Moore Weber, 67, Delhi Township, died Feb. 10. Survived by husband Carl Weber; daughter Amanda Weber; granddaughter Elana Radigan; siblings Nina (Gale) Tinsley, Shirley (late Jim) Roberts, Orville (Sherry), Ronald Moore; cousin Herbert (Mary Ann) Varin; sisters-in-law Arleen, Sue Weber; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by siblings Margaret (Carl) Garrison, Betty (Art) Spragen, James, William Jr. Moore, brothers-inlaw Wil, Raymond Weber Services were Feb. 15 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home . Memorials to the Lupus Foundation.

Robert Weingartner Sr.

Robert P. Weingartner Sr., 81, White Oak, died Feb. 15. He owned Queen City Awning. Survived by children Chris (John) Herrmann, Margie (Lester) Burgin , Rob (the late Rick Helton), Weingartner Peter (Mary

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