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Elder’s Rhakim Johnson has his hand raised after his first-round win at the OHSAA state tournament in Columbus March 1. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Panther second Elder senior wrestler Rahkim Johnson was looking to build on his fifth-place finish last season at the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Tournament. He did just that with a secondplace finish. See story, A7

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No fireworks in Green Twp. July 3 concert also casualty of budget

The Green Township trustees have canceled the July 3 fireworks this year. According to an email from the township, the trustees made the decision to cancel the 2012 concert and fireworks due to budget constraints. Trustee David Linnenberg said he and the other board members have discussed the annual holiday event at length,

but the township cannot afford to host it in this economy. He said it costs the township roughly $29,000 to put on the display. Trustee Tony Rosiello said he and his wife enjoyed taking their daughters to the show each year, but he agreed the township should cancel it this summer as one of the ways the township is tightening its belt. “It’s the low-hanging fruit we have to start with,” Rosiello said. The email from the township

said resources need to be reallocated to make certain adequate funding is available for essential township services. Trustee Rocky Boiman echoed those sentiments. “With only so many discretionary dollars out there, we want to best use those funds for road improvements, police and fire,” he said. The email stated, “Hopefully, the July 3rd concert and fireworks event return in future years.” “We sincerely thank all the

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Green Township will establish its second Joint Economic Development District with Cheviot, encompassing the site where the Christ Hospital and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center are constructing medical office buildings at the intersection of Harrison Avenue and Filview Circle. See story, A3

For lent Rita’s Kitchen has a recipe that is just right for Lent - her mom’s salmon patties. See story, B3

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St. Antoninus eighth-graders, from left, Brent Bender, Jake Perrmann and Mark Burger listen to trivia questions as they practice for their upcoming academic competition. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Academic teams ready for contest

St. Antoninus hopes for a repeat win

Jerry Besse, a social studies and science teacher at St. Antoninus School, quizzes his students on a variety of topics as he prepares the academic team for its upcoming competition. KURT

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businesses and residents who have shown their support over the years to make this event one of the highlights in Green Township. We also thank the many volunteers who have given up their holidays over the years and assisted the Township to put on this wonderful event,” according to the email. The township wrote in the email that if a business is interested in donating money to continue the fireworks officials “would be very interested in discussing a donation.”

Mark Burger and Hannah McKenna hope their academic team can repeat its winning performance from last year. The St. Antoninus School students are members of the eighth-grade academic team and have been preparing for the upcoming “It’s Academic” competition at La Salle High School on Thursday, March 8. The eighth-grade team is comprised of the same seven students who placed first in the seventh-grade competition last year, and they’re looking forward to the possibility of bringing home another first place win for St. Antoninus. “Winning last year was a lot

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of fun,” Burger said. “It would be great to win again.” St. Antoninus social studies and science teacher Jerry Besse, who volunteers to coach the seventh- and eighth-grade academic teams each year, said this year’s competition

will pit 11 area grade schools against one another. The seventh-grade competition takes place Tuesday, March 6. Teams earn points by buzzing in and correctly answering a variety of trivia questions covering topics like math, religion, history, science and literature, he said. “It’s a very exciting competition,” he said. He’s been quizzing the St. Antoninus teams every day after school since the beginning of January to help them get ready for the contest. See ACADEMIC, Page A2

After 2011, the wettest year on record, produced repeated flooding along the Great Miami River, the 60-acre Cleves Community Park, which borders the river, it is in desperate need of a cleanup. Cleves invites all community members and organizations to join in the first annual “Cleves Community Park Clean-Up Day” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. SaturStacy day, March 10. Volunteers are asked to check in at the shelter in the middle of the park to receive supplies such as gloves, bags and rakes and details on an age-appropriate task to complete. Refreshments and food will be provided to all volunteers. Dumpsters from Clift Contractors have been donated to haul away the debris. Mayor Danny Stacy said the debris from the many floods in recent months has left the Park in need of help before spring. “Cleves Community Park is a wonderful asset used by the residents of the Village of Cleves and many more in the surrounding areas,” he said. “We want to insure its safe and full use to the many groups and individuals who utilize it. “We are proud to be the home field for the Three Rivers Athletic Association baseball, softball and soccer teams, Cincinnati West Soccer Club, Westside Lacrosse as well as many other youth teams.” Cleves Community Park, formerly Gulf Park, is on Henderson Kupfer Road, which runs off U.S. 50. Organizers say if a rain date for the event is needed, it is set from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 17.

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BRIEFLY Water works

The Greater Cincinnati Water Works is installing a water main on Harrison Avenue between McHenry AvenueandWhiteStreetbeginning March 5. Construction is scheduled to continue for about five months. Hours of con-

struction will be 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday- Friday. One lane of travel in each direction will be maintained at all times during construction. Drivers are encouraged to reduce their speed and use caution when approaching the closure area.

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Recently, C.O. Harrison families created and decorated handcrafted ceramic bowls for Project Soup Bowl. On Friday, March 9 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. you will be able to purchase your first bowl of soup, a meal ticket, and a handcrafted ceramic bowl for $10 in the multi-purpose room at C.O.

Hannah McKenna, an eighth-grader at St. Antoninus School, has her hand on the buzzer as she listens to a trivia question during the academic team's practice. The team is preparing for the It's Academic trivia competition. KURT

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“I enjoy working with them because I enjoy trivia myself,” Besse said. “The kids are very studious, and they’re all very good kids.” He said participation on the grade school academic team helps the students develop a desire for learning and it’s also a good introduction to high

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good activity to have on school academic teams. his high school and college Burger said he joined transcripts. the team because it’s a “And you actually do learn a lot,” he said. McKenna said at first she was apprehensive about joining the team last year because she’s the only girl on the team, but she thought it would be Your Life, Your Body, Your Adventure! fun and decided to go for it. “I’m so glad I joined,” she said. “I’m a lot closer to everyone on the team now, plus it’s kind of fun showing off what you know.”

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Harrison. You choose the bowl, you keep the bowl. Additional bowls and meal tickets purchased by the same family will cost $5. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Freestore Foodbank Inc.’s Kids Café. Project soup bowl would not be possible without C.O. Harrison families who created and donated theirbowlsandtheOakHills Educational Foundation for providing funds for the materials.

I Can evening

Shiloh United Methodist Church will present An Evening with Debbie Gardner,

courage coach, at 6 p.m. Friday, March 16, at Anderson Ferry and Foley roads in Delhi Township. Admission is free to the presentation entitled “I Can. Love. Courage. Strength.” Admission is free, but RSVP to the church by March9.Allproceedsraised during the event will go to support the Redthread Movement to end human trafficking and combat modern slavery.

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Covedale School, 5130 Sydney Road. At the kickoff organizers will distribute team fundraising packets, luminary sales forms and instructions forpeoplewishingtoparticipate. The Westside Relay For LifewilltakeplaceMay11-12 at Veterans Park on Harrison Avenue in Green Township. All information needed to participate, fundraise or purchase luminaries will be provided at the kickoff. This year’s organizers are Jennifer Linde of Delhi Township and Judy Leach and Diane Sykes of Green Township. For more information, visit www.relayforlife.org/ westsideOH.

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Students of all ages have beenpreparingfortheSeton High School Winter Theatre Camp production of “Aladdin, Jr.” The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, in the Seton Performance Hall. Tickets are $5 per person, and can be ordered from a cast member or through Seton’s website at www.setoncincinnati.org.

Community association meets March 14

The Monfort Heights/ White Oak Community Association has its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at the GreenTownshipSeniorCenter, 3620 Epley Road. Guest speaker will be Hamilton County Engineer Ted Hubbard, who will discuss the various road and highway projects in the community and answer questions about them.

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Mother of Mercy High School is helping senior citizens feel more comfortable using technology. The school will once again host “Technophopia: GetOverIt,”aseriesoftechnology and mentoring sessions presented by Mercy’s tech-savvy students involved with the INTERalliance Team. Mercy spokeswoman Jenny Kroner-Jackson said the INTERalliance Team was created for students who have an interest in the field of information technology. “Students gain knowledge about various topics in technology and gain a greater understanding of IT related careers,” she said. “Activities include mentoring grade school girls in the area of information tech-

nology and meeting with businesswomenwhoworkin IT related fields.” She said Mercy will present three Technophobia sessions throughout March for adults ages 55 and older. One-to-one mentoring sessionswilltakeplacefrom 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the school’s MAC and PC computer labs. The three sessions are offered the following Tuesday afternoons and will cover the following topics: • Tuesday, March 13, Microsoft Word and email • Tuesday, March 20, Facebook and social networks • Tuesday, March 27, all about Apple iPads Jackson said last year’s Technophobia classes were a big success. “All three sessions were full houses,” she said. Green Township resident William Owens was one of theparticipantsinlastyear’s

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gave her an Apple iPod to borrow. Before the class, she said products like the iPad were just words to her. “I would definitely come back,” Elsen said. Jackson said it’s great to see Mercy’s computer labs filled to capacity with senior citizens eager to learn new technology. “Our students are exceptional, and patient, in work-

ingwiththeattendeestohelp them understand the latest in technology so that the older generation can access the newest devices of the 21st century with ease,” she said. All three sessions are free,butreservationsarerequired. To RSVP or find out more information, contact Linda Behen at 661-2740 extension 338 or visit www.motherofmercy.org/Technophobia.

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course,” Owens said. Westwood resident Mary Elsen said she signed up for the second session last year, and decided to attend the third as well. She said she wishes she would have attended the first session for a refresher about email and additional tips, and she liked the Apple class because it gave her a better feel for the products. She said one of the students

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The following students earned honors for the second quarter of the 20112012 school year.

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Springmyer Elementary School students in the Thinking Cap Quiz were, back row from left, David Lawson, Mackenzie Black, Gabrielle Buccino, Alexis Huelsman, Rebecca Ihle, Christian Vanover; middle row: Sam Smith, Luke Rockwood, Lukas Pyles, Hayes McKinney, Hannah Baldwin, Grace Devoid; front row: Hannah Cremering, Ethan Hawkins, Ben Murray, Andy Miller, Rabecca Bohl. THANKS TO EMILY BUCKLEY.

School teams test their trivia knowledge

J.F. Dulles and Springmyer students participate in the Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl Fifth-grade students at Springmyer and J.F. Dulles elementary schools tested their trivia wits against other fifthgrade teams in the region in mid-January by participating in the Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl. The Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl involves the timed answering of 100 multiple-choice online questions in the areas of language arts, math, science, sports, history, geography, government and current events, as well as just plain fun trivia. Students were not allowed to have adult help with working the computer, pronunciation of words, or explanation of meaning for the questions. Each question offered five possible answers. A timer counted down from 60 seconds once the question appeared. If the students could answer in the first four seconds they received a five point bonus. Bonus levels

dropped with time, so the quicker the students could decide on the team's answer, the more it benefited them. Dulles finished third in the region with a score of 1171. Springmyer finished eighth with a score of 1116. “The remarkable thing to watch was the kids working together as one unit. They had to decide on the answer to the question as quickly as possible,” said Gifted Intervention Specialist Virginia Sharpe. “These groups were not only well organized with a system to derive a quick response, but they were able to quickly let innocent mistakes made by peers be forgotten and move forward.” A follow-up nationwide competition will be held at the end of April. Sharpe predicts both teams will finish the national competition with an impressive score. For more information about the Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl visit www.thinkingcapquizbowl.com.

4.00 honor roll: Elizabeth Burke, Nicholas Koehne, Samuel Schablein and Hannah St. John. 3.50-3.99 honor roll: Kelly Bernhardt, Amanda Bowman, Sarah Fellinger, Victoria Ferguson, Dillon Frank, Joy Glacken, Samuel Harvey, Matthew King, Elizabeth Lakamp, Samantha Lakamp, Karaline Lammers, Sarah McMillen, Connor Murphy, Mark Murphy, Roman Murray, Emily Oldfield, Kandice Penn, Jennifer Peter, Sara Pietrakiejew, Dillon Roberto, Ryan Sandling, Jacob Seider, Melissa Timmerman, Jonathan Tittle, Emma Voelker, Carrie Weimer and Michael Wood. 3.00-3.49 honor roll: John Anderson, Christian Bellaw, Jessica Bennett, Austen Burke, Kayla Byess, Zachary Fulton, Lindsey Greene, Logan Grout, Adella Gruber, Emma Haussler, Morgan Illing, Cameron Jameson, Josie Janszen, Dakota Kendall, Shanna Kohl, Michael Lee, Tyler Lumpkins, Jenna Lyons, Chad Mason, Hannah Meckstroth, Ashley Proffitt, Austin Slovacek, Amanda Spahni, Tristen Walton and Jeffrey Wolber.

Sophomores 4.00 honor roll: Caitlyn Bowman, Tara Cravens, Alexander Faulkner, Emma Nienaber, Abigail Parrigan, Timothy Rapking, Luke Roberto and Keith Sickler. 3.50-3.99 honor roll: Jesse Barrett, Alyssa Batsakis, Jena Bohrer, Caleb Brennan, Sarah Buzek, Becky Coombs, Nicholas Dooley, Jacob Hines, Heather Holt, Haley Kolb, Milan Lavender, Samuel Lawless, Lauren Lemieux, Benjamin Lindner, Morgan Martini, Kansas Mason, Aaron McAmis, Neil Neff, Staci Nuss, Amber Pitonyak, Emily Pohlmeyer, Claudia Potter, Sara Reatherford, Brandon Rhodus, Sarah Russo, Jordan Sauer, Ivy Schmidt, Kaylyn Schmitz, Jessica Smith, Kenneth Smith, Haley Snowden, Austin Staubach, Tori Ullmann, Nicholas Wasserbauer, Audra Westrich and Kyle Wolfe. 3.00-3.49 honor roll: Allison Acey, Kristen Beckham, Chloe Beisel, Samuel Bell, Joseph Catanzaro, Sarah Coffey, Adam Coleman, Timothy Courter, Dallas Creech, Tamara Creek, Candice Crider, Kaitlynn Doyle, Tasha Earls, Justin Getz, Emily Godar, Allan Henle, Mark Hoffman, Hayley Irvine, Veronica Kelly, Alexandra Lippert, Kaitlyn Ludwig, Jessica Nance, Elizabeth Neyer, Shelby Nolan, Martin Oppenheimer, Lillian Peace, Olivia Pohlmann, Larry Rice, Jacob Saylor, Brianna Slaughter, Anthony Stephens, Savannah Sturgeon, Thomas Wermuth, Derek Whitton and Brian Wirth.

Juniors 4.00 honor roll: Vanessa Crnkovic, Fred Jones, Tyler Martini, David Webb and Jamie Weimer. 3.50-3.99 honor roll: Patrick Clark, Lance Craig, Spencer Craig, Braden Crouse, Shayna Drake, Theodore Graham, Connor Grout, Danielle Hale, Randy Hartman, Brooke Heflin, Kirstin Kempf, Elizabeth Larkins, McKenzie McDaniel, Gabriel Merk, Ethan Oldfield, Kameron Penn, Elizabeth Puck, Briana Redden, Braden Sullivan and Austin Wanek. 3.00-3.49 honor roll: Alexander Alden, Corrina Allen, Emily burwell, Michael Campisano, Andrea Davies, Anna Handermann, Samuel Harper, Joshua Hensley, Andrew Hines, Logan Hygh, Kyle Isaacs, Song Youn Kim, Destiny Mansfield, Harsh Patel, Andrew Pope, Sydnie Reatherford, Brandon Redden, Cheyenne Redding, Ryan Salamone, Kyle Scholtes, Kelsie Schwendenmann, Taylor Shinkle, Ryan Stewart, Serenity Strull and James Wagner.

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J.F. Dulles School students in the Thinking Cap Quiz were, back row from left, Grace Bollinger, Grace Aug, Jarred Uran, Parker Niehaus, Brennan Spaulding; middle row: Sam Herzog, Patrick Tiernan, Christian Wall, Mo Ayoun; front row: Ariana Fox, Devin Angelo, Patrick Brogan. THANKS TO EMILY BUCKLEY.

4.00 honor roll: Travis Creemer, Evan Koons, Matthew Murphy and Daniel Rapking. 3.50-3.99 honor roll: Cammy Abel, Joshua Allen, Christy Baldwin, Kayla Bradford, Cora Brink, Garrett Corcoran, Jessica Creech, Brandy Crouse, Anthony Dilley, Mark Ellsberry, Katherine Espich, Kara Gillespie, Olivia Hardtke, Cheyenne Hawk, Paige Hedrick, Halle Kendall, Rebecca Kreimer, Trent Lammers, Nichole Lay, Amanda Malicoat, Alec McCoy, Ralph Meckstroth, Nathan Meyer, Elizabeth Mooney, Ashley Niece, Matthew O’Hara, Amber Popplewell, Sarasota Proffitt, James Ruehlman, Emily Russo, Rachel Schatzman, Adam Schutz,

Kaleb Sisson, Branden Strochinsky, Nigel Sullivan, Heather Sutton, Alex Swango, Camerin Tucker, Victoria Wasserbauer, Joshua Williams and Brad Young. 3.00-3.49 honor roll: Emily Bates, Miranda Bechtol, Jacob Blanton, Seth Davis, Anthony DiMuzio, Megan Dolan, Mariah Dooley, Olivia Fox, Cassidy Getz, Eric Hale, Derek Harper, Mitchell Kleimeyer, Marshall Lawless, Dylan Lee, Patrick McAdams, Andrew Neumeister, Harley Ochs, Gabrielle Pangallo, Emily Patrick, Felecia Patrick, Madison Paul, Jason Pope, Devin Reaves, Danielle Schepers, Anna Sullivan, Desiree Vaughn, Matthew Williams and Cady Wullenweber.

Vocational 4.00 honor roll: Rachel Buckley, Shawn Felix, Kevin Johns, Tyler Middleton, Lindsay Shelton, Marian Thompson and Bobbi Von Luehrte. 3.50-3.99 honor roll: Jessica Felts and Matthew Wheeler. 3.00-3.49 honor roll: Michael Acree, Christina Beck, Michael Borger, Joshua Burke, Brian Creech, Timothy Dole, Ciara Fothergill, Charles Hamlin, Jessica Ingle, Dylan Kersey, Zachery Lindner, Mikayla Oldham, Jordan Prather, Stevie Schroot, Krystal Trifilio, Alexandria Widener and Jeffrey Williams.

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The following students earned honors for the second quarter of the 20112012 school year.

Freshmen First honors: Maria Anderson, Morgan Bailey, Tristyn Boner, Alexandra Busker, Caitlin Buttry, Ashley Colbert, Malina Creighton, Janna Deyhle, Mary Dickman, Jodi Duccilli, Haillie Erhardt, Elena Ferancy, Michelle Fohl, Samantha Girdler, Carrie Gordon, Angelique Groh, Victoria Hemsath, Ashley Hill, Margaret Kammerer, Megan Kerth, Margaret Mahoney, Olivia Masuck, Caitlin McGarvey, Anna McGhee, Haley Michel, Amanda Ozolins, Elaine Platt, Sydney Pleasants, Megan Quattrone, Melissa Rapien, Katherine Rodriguez, Mallory Schmitt, Lyndsey Schmucker, Elizabeth Schultz, Claire Sillies, Olivia Spampinato, Mallory Telles and Eva Weber. Second honors: Jodie Anneken, Megan Archdeacon, Jessica Arling, Monica Bartler, Martha Bates, Emma Bedan, Julia Beitz, Abigail Benintendi, Anna Bollin, Alicia Brill, Gabrielle Brown, Rachel Budke, Nicole Caldwell, Sarah Campbell, Nicole Capodagli, Kiomara Carballada, Sarah Crail, Megan Davish, Amanda Deller, Molly Doran, Sarah Dreyer, Samantha Duwel, Sarah Erb, Bailey Ernst, Abigail Evans, Julia Fahey, Megan Gillespie, Abigail Gourley, Jessica Gutzwiller, Kayla Hartley, Morgan Hennard, Maria Hughes, Angela Kerth, Maria Koenig, Mildred-Marie Munlin, Lindsey Ollier, Sara Peyton, McKenzie Pfeifer, Emma Pierani, Emily Popp, Krista Reiff, Caitlin Rieman, Jennifer Roelker, Lauren Roll, Olivia Roll, Rachel Rothan, Megan Rutz, Allie Schindler, Rachael Schmitt, Brooke Smith, Claire Tankersley, Hanna Thomas, Emily Threm, Annie Vehr, Erika Ventura, Jessica Ventura, Morgan Wells, Sharon Witzgall and Megan Yeley.

Sophomores First honors: Bradie Anderson, Abigail Ball, Emily Benintendi, Jessica Bloemer, Sydney Brown, Lauren Campbell, Jessica Conway, Kerrie Dailey, Kaitlin Delape, Danielle DiLonardo, Annalise Eckhoff, Candisse Fejer, Alyssa Fulks, Megan Fulton, Hannah Geckle, Annamarie Helpling, Olivia Justice, Margaret Keller, Kierra Klein, Clare Knecht, Madison Knecht, Rachel Koize, Nicole Kuchenbuch, Mariah Lonneman, Abigail Meeks, Cara Molulon, Megan Mulvaney, Julia Newsom, Heather Oberjohann, Lauren Odioso, Elaine Parsons, Brianna Poli, Courtney Pomfrey, Holly Rack, Jillian Rapien, Mariah Robinson, Lynn Schutte, Paige Scott, Madeline Staubach, Ellen Steinmetz, Emma Webb, Madison Woodard and Amanda Ziegler. Second honors: Kaitlin Baum, Jessica Beal, Erin Belanger, Shannon Bubenhofer, Anna Buczkowski, Brianna Burck, Katelyn Burkhart, Taylor Buttelwerth, Caitlin Camardo, Kristen Clark, Laura Conley, Alycia Cox, Gabrielle Dangel, Madeline Drexelius, Grace Folz, Taylor Gelhausen, Stephanie Glassmeyer, Madyson Goist, Erin Harrington, Carly Hellmann, Laura Hils, Julia Hoffmann, Lindsey Kauffman, Emily Klensch, Emily Knollman,

Mackenzie Koenig, Elizabeth Kummer, Danielle Maraan, Michelle Maraan, Holly Michel, Natalie Miranda, Jennifer Moeller, Gabrielle Mooney, Alison Moore, Veronica Murray, Erin Nauman, Leah Obert, Emma O'Connor, Kathryn Olding, Megan Packer, Carrie Raterman, Alexandra Rauf, Anna Rentschler, Emily Richter, Margaret Roettker, Sydney Rosselot, Abby Schindler, Daniela Schulten, Madison Sillies, Meghan Sontag, Rachel Spade, Carly Speed, Emily Strong, Keirstin Thompson, Tiffany Turley, Megan Volker, Katherine Weierman and Allyson Zeigler.

Juniors First honors: Amber Bahrani, Alexis Bierbaum, Whitney Bishop, Brooklyn Bonomini, Samantha Brock, Allison Cimino, Madeline Crase, Desiree Dick, Megan Dollenmeyer, Christina Farwick, Maria Fiore, Brittany Fishburn, Meghan Goldick, Marisa Grimes, Courtney Haverbusch, Sydney Jung, Abbey Meister, Emily Meyer, Julie Mullins, Kelly Neeb, Samantha Nissen, Katherine Orth, Emily Paul, Danielle Reynolds, Anna Rothan, Olivia Schaefer, Olivia Schmitt, Amanda Schrand, Emily Schute, Emily Schwartz, Brittney Sheldon, Brenna Silber, Kaitlyn Sterwerf, Sarah Stevens, Jordyn Thiery, Hannah Toberman, Kelsey Voit, Cara Walden, Lauren Wilke, Elizabeth Witzgall and Megan Zelasko. Second honors: Elyssa Anderson, Taylor Baston, Brooke Bigner, Samantha Billinghurst, Taylor Bove, Katherine Branscum, Elizabeth Bren, Olivia Browning, Jessica Bushman, MaryKathleen Carraher, Abigail Chaulk, Olivia Conley, Rebecca Davis, Diane Dole, Abigail Doyle, Amanda Dreyer, Mollie Effler, Margaret Egbers, Jamie Ertel, Caitlin Ginn, Elizabeth Giuliano, Jordan Heller, Molly Hennard, Victoria Hostiuck, Jena Huber, Emma Jenkins, Jamaya Johnson, Celina Junker, Elizabeth Lawson, Hannah Marovich, Jordann McNamara, Avery Menke, Selah Meyer, Allison Moning, Katelyn Muench, Jamie Mushrush, Rachael Oakley, Olivia Otting, Judith Pearce, Holly Petrocelli, Rachel Pierani, Taylor Pifher, Carol Ratterman, Paige Rinear, Christine Ruhe, Jessica Sandhas, Allison Sansone, Allison Schuler, Jessica Schulte, Rebecca Slageter, Gabby Stepaniak, Megan Suer, Mary Taphorn, Claire Tonnis and Andrea Trach.

Seniors First honors: Stephanie Ambach, Julie Arnold, Gabrielle Bolin, Cayla Brakers, Stephanie Dailey, Jessica Ellert, Nicole Emig, Kelsey Gibboney, Lisa Hellkamp, Erin Hennard, Kaitlyn Holley, Abigail Krabacher, Sara Krueger, Kayla Orso, Abby Osborne, Kelly O'Shaughnessy, Danielle Pfeifer, Sarah Pierce, Samantha Rack, Joey Sabelhaus, Abigail Thiemann, Cara Vordenberge, Erika Wagner, Zoe Widmer and Sarah Workman Second honors: Kristin Alverson, Katarina Anhofer, Samantha Ballway, Emily Bates, Emily Brandt, Sarah Brandt, Megan Brenner, T. Mackenzie Bryant, Sarah Buescher, Courtney Campbell, Jordan Chard, Rachel Clark, Jillian Craig, Alison Deitsch, Hailey Deyhle, Haley Donovan, Jenna Foppe, Abigail Forry, Alodie Girmann, Emily Goddard, Olivia Grieszmer, Cassondra Gutwein, Ellana Hagedorn, Kelsey Heusmann, Danielle Holley, Jessica Homer, Olivia Jester, Jessica Kerr, Elizabeth Kibler, Paige Kranbuhl, Christine Kristof, Emily Lewinski, Cassandra Lindeman, Jennifer Lipps, Sara Masur, Allison Miller, Kayla Morton, Alexis Obach, Shannon O'Connell, Bailey Pearce, Laney Pierani, Molly Pierani, Haley Poli, Julie Prendergast, Amber Raterman, Samantha Reid, Danielle Ripperger, Emilee Rumke, Brooke Sabatelli, Cassidy Sanders, Melissa Scherpenberg, Leah Schmidt, Danielle Seiter, Alaina Silber, Madelynn Sillies, Jessica Skitt, Sidney Stacy, Marie Stevenot, Abigail Tanner, Jenna Taylor, Cara Unger, JoHannah Ungruhe, Malia Wenning, Rebekah West, Megan Williams, Mariana Wolf and Bria Wyatt.

DEPAUL CRISTO REY HIGH SCHOOL

The following students earned honors for the second quarter of the 20112012 school year.

Freshmen First honors: Sierra Ridener. Second honors: Anthony Dallalio, Noah Derese, Jimilah Green and Mindy Schmitz.


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Mustangs end season with resiliency Second round loss leaves team at 14-8

Elder’s Rhakim Johnson has his hand raised after his first-round win at the OHSAA state tournament in Columbus March 1. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

ELDER WRESTLER SECOND IN STATE Rahkim Johnson improves on fifth place finish from last season By Tom Skeen tskeen@communitypress.com

PRICE HILL — Elder senior wrestler Rahkim Johnson was looking to build on his fifth-place finish last season at the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Tournament. He did just that with a secondplace finish. This season, Johnson is at 220 and finished the season with a 36-2 record while racking up a sectional and district championship. At state, Johnson rolled right into the championship semi-finals after slim 3-2 victory in the opening round and a 7-4 win in the quarterfinals. In the semi-finals he faced a familiar opponent in Josh Ransom from Madison High School. Earlier in the season at the Brecksville Touranment, Ransom knocked off Johnson in the finals to claim the 220-pound title. This time around, it was Johnson exacting revenge and pulling out a 3-2 victory in an ultimate tiebreaker to advance to the state finals. In the finals, Johnson faced Ty Walz from the powerhouse Lake-

“I feel so bad for the kid. He put tremendous time into the sport to be the guy he is and sometimes it doesn’t work out.” DICK MCCOY

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wood St. Edwards and went down 2-1 to earn his best finish at state as a Panther. It was one special season for Johnson. In Johnson’s first two matches at sectionals, he pinned his opponents in an average of 37 seconds. At districts, Johnson coasted to the final with a pin in the firstround in 1:42 and decisions of 7-2, 11-6 and 5-2 over Greater Catholic League rival Chalmer Frueauf from Moeller in the final who placed fourth in state last season. Senior Tyler Hardke was hoping to out do his fifth-place finished from last year as well. After making the leap from 152-pounds to 160 this year, the senior went on to a 35-2 record, including sectional and district championships. His victories in the postseason have included three major decisions and two pins through districts, including a 3-2 decision over Nick Corba of

Beavercreek High School who finished fourth at state last season and defeated Hardtke in the first-round at state the same year. His performance at state wasn’t what the senior had hoped for. Hardtke was victorious in his first match with a 6-4 victory over Logan Paul of Westlake High School. In the quarterfinals, he was knocked off 3-1 sending him to the consolation bracket. There the senior was eliminated from the tournament after a 3-1 loss to Tyler Arrendale of Massillon Perry High School. “I feel so bad for the kid,” coach Dick McCoy said. “He put tremendous time into the sport to be the guy he is and sometimes it doesn’t work out. He got hurt in the final round of his first match and he just wasn’t the same kid. You can’t bring your B-plus game here, you have to bring your Agame.”

The 2011-12 Western Hills Boys basketball season can be defined as “persistent, resilient, and determined.” In the first two rounds of the OHSAA Tournament, the Mustangs put it all on the line. In the first game, the Mustangs took on a Lakota East team, a young team that struggled and finished with only eight wins. West High won with a last second basket 51-50. The Mustangs were able to get to the Thunderhawks early in the paint with Charles Clark grabbing five rebounds and four points in the first six minutes of the game, as Western Hills took a five point lead with just under two minutes left in the first. This would be the largest lead the Mustangs would have all night. East took their first lead halfway through the second quarter at 17-15. Trailing by one at half, the Mustangs were looking for someone to step and get them back in the game. Senior forward Keevin Tyus began to take charge in third quarter after a tough first half. Tyus scored all 10 of his points in the second half, including six in a threeminute span that cut the Thunderhawk lead from five to one. Western Hills tied the game at 39 with a Floyd Lee free throw with 5:45 left in the fourth. East looked like they had the game in the bag with a three point lead with 11 seconds left. A Lionel Hill basket cut the lead to one with 4.5 seconds left. The Thunderhawks followed this with a timeout, but on the ensuing in bounds they could not hit an open teammate and were called for five seconds. Enter Tyus again, he fakes out the defender, receives a pass from the left block, and lays it nicely off the glass. The Thunderhawks scrambled did not have enough time to get off a shot. Hill led the Mustangs with 16 points and Clark added 12 points and 12 rebounds. After defeating East, the Mustangs facee the Walnut Hills Eagles who stood at 18-2 for the year. This game was a grudge match from the opening tip and Western Hills gave the Eagles everything they could

Western Hills junior Marquez Carpentar battles for a loose ball with Walnut Hills’ Isaiah Johnson during the Mustangs’ 54-42 Divison I Sectional semifinal loss Feb. 28. Carpentar finished with one point in the loss. JEFF SWINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Western Hills senior guard Lionel Hill disrupts play against Walnut Hills’ Kodey Jackson during the Mustangs 54-42 Division I Sectional semifinal loss Feb. 28. Hill closed out his Mustang career with five points in the loss. JEFF SWINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

handle. Tyus led the Mustangs throughout the first half with eight points and five rebounds as Western Hills took a three point lead after 16 minutes. The Mustangs built its lead to 26-22 when Lee hit a nice running lab from the left block with 6:30 left in the third. Walnut Hills ended the quarter strong and took a 3534 going into the fourth quarter Walnut Hills prevailed 54-42 and advanced to the Sectional Finals. Darrell Bullock notched 10 points on the night to lead Western Hills. The Mustangs finished the season 14-8.

Three West Siders roll at bowling tourney Two seniors end lane career in Columbus

Oak Hills senior Ben Gourley practices at Western Bowl before he heads to Columbus for the Ohio High School State Tournament. Gourley was the fourth and final individual qualifier at districts with a 654.

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GREEN TWP — All athletes want to go out on top in their respective sport. For Mercy senior Amy Feie and Oak Hills senior Ben Gourley, that opportunity was at their feet as they performed at the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Tournament March 2-3. Feie turned in a 27th-place finish to close out her Bobcat career on the lanes. “She was a little let down because she didn’t do better,” coach Mike McDonald said. “She knows she’s had a great year and a great

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career and she is happy about that.” She finished her senior year with career highs in game average (195.6), high game (265) and high series (468). She finished fourth at sectionals and helped her team to a first-place finish. At districts, she finished with a 589

to grab the final qualifying spot by three pins. “It means a lot (to go to state my senior year),” Feie said. “I wish we could have went as a team, it would have been a lot more fun but having another teammate there makes it better. But it’s really cool to finish my bowling career out like this.” The senior helped her Bobcats to back-to-back Greater Girls Cincinnati League titles and will leave Mercy as one of the school’s all-time best bowlers.

Gourley got his career rolling as a junior. He led the Greater Miami Conference in average with a 220.7 and rolled a 300 game versus Mason. “I started bowling around (the age of) 3,” Gourley said. “Bowling is one of the biggest things in my life.” As a senior his average was 210.9. Gourley was the only local boys representative at state. The senior struggled in his first game rolling a 128,and never recovered posting a 74th-place finish. “It was a great feeling (representing the area), but it kind of puts a lot of pressure on you and kind of makes you be more careful,” Gourley told Gannett News Services. “It was a good experience.” In his final two games, he

rolled a 178 and 164, respectively, to finish with a 470 series. “(State) is probably one of the greatest accomplishments in my opinion because I’ve always wanted to do something with bowling,” Gourley said. “You kind of always wonder if you are going to get the chance to do something with it, then when you are put in the spot and you get to go to something like state it is just amazing.” Mercy’s Sabrina Weibel is experiencing things as a sophomore that most hope to achieve by their senior year. In her first appearance at state, Weibel notched a 36thplace finish. “I was hoping we could go with the whole team,” Weibel said. “But it’s still an honor to go as an individual.”


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WESTERN HILLS — It’s really an amazing story. From the age of 4, Oak Hills senior gymnast Leah Dolch has had the natural ability to do things that most gymnasts would beg for. “I was her first coach at age 4,” coach Jennifer Dillenburger said. “She was amazing at the age of 4. I told her mom as much as I want to keep her it’s not fair.” After leaving Dillenburger, Dolch went on multiple gymnastic academies to continue her career and improve her skills. The story turned south Oak Hills senior Leach Dolch sporting her hardware after for Dolch around the age of capturing first-place at districts on the balance beam and 13 as injuries stated to fourth-place on her floor routine. THANKS TO JENNIFER mount. Partly due to the in- DILLENBURGER juries and partly due to bething is she has made so ing burned out as a gym- “She has made so many friends which is the nast, Dolch quit the sport nice thing about high school that she was destined to be many friends gymnastics. It’s the one special in 10 years ago. which is the nice sport I’ve consistently seen After taking some time that all the girls know they off, the senior started tak- thing about high are competing with each ing classes again, but re- school other and they are each othturned fulltime this season ers biggest competitors and when Oak Hills started its gymnastics.” biggest supporters.” gymnastics team. JENNIFER DILLENBURGER She finished in the top 10 “She was in the middle Leah Dolch’s coach in every event this year, (when she returned) and took first place on balance still working on high level beam and fourth on her skills,” Dillenburger said. “It took a little time. She was ing to Dillenburger, her rou- floor routine at the district still in good shape and took tine was flawless but when meet and has been nominatcare of herself.” she went for the dismount ed for the Good SportsmanShe competed at the she had a fall which dropped ship Award as well. “It’s really been a great state tournament March 3 her score from in the nine’s on the balance beam and down to a 8.45 and out of con- experience,” Dillenburger said. And her teammates floor routine. She scored a tention. 9.050 on floor, but her No. 1 “She wanted to win,” Dil- supported her throughout event is the beam. Accord- lenburger said. “The nice the whole season.”

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Exciting things are popping up this spring at the Cheviot Library. We have a fantastic collection of books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, and audio books for all ages free to everyone in the community. Come in and sign up for a library card if you don’t already have one. Go green at Jennifer the library. Weikert Free oak tree COMMUNITY PRESS seedlings will GUEST COLUMNIST be available Friday, March 23, when you check something out. Offer good while supplies last, and this is made possible with support from Ohio Valley Forestry Fellowship and the Federated Garden Clubs of Cincinnati and Vicinity. Looking forward to the movie release of “The Hunger Games?” Stop in for a copy of any of the books in the trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Already read the book? Check out our collection for other books that are similar to The Hunger Games. Teens can come to an exciting Yu-Gi-Oh tournament on Saturday, March 24, at 2 p.m. Anyone ages 12-18 can bring their Yu-Gi-Oh cards and duel. Prizes and refreshments will be provided. For kids, we have two weekly story times, one on Mondays at 11 a.m. for toddlers ages 18-36 months, and the other on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for preschoolers ages 3-5 years. For school age kids, 6-12 years old, we have two fun programs in March. Club Lego will be on Tuesday, March 13, at 4 p.m. and a Mario Kart Wii Tournament will be held on Tuesday, March 20, at 4 p.m. Please sign up for these fun programs. Now in its 11th year, On The Same Page is an annual community reading event hosted by the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Join others in your community and read “The Submission” by Amy Waldman. We will be meeting to discuss this title at our monthly book club on Thursday, March 15, at 6:30 p.m. Cheviot Library also provides computer classes. We will be having two Open Labs in March, on Tuesday March 13, at 10 a.m. and on Tuesday, March 27, at 10 a.m. Bring your questions, we have answers. If you need help with your email, spreadsheet, or online job application, we can help. Do you have questions about the library's downloadable audio/ eBooks? Just want some time to work on your resume or perfect your typing skills? We can assist you with these and more. Space is limited, so be sure to register. Do you have a special collection or historical documents you would like to share with the community? Let us know if you would like to use our display case to highlight your special collection. For more information, contact the Cheviot Branch Library at 369-6015. Jenniefer Weikert is the reference librarian, teen services, at the Cheviot branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Too much hot air

I’m not sure it is the end of Black History month or the ongoing presidential primary that has gotten me to pen this letter. Or, perhaps it has been the ongoing banter of the usual suspects in their letters to the editor. But in order to try to bring all three together, I would offer the following. There is a Democrat president that has actually proposed a budget and that actually resulted in a surplus for that fiscal year. He is also known for his deal making both with his own party and the opposition Republicans as well. In fact, he also successfully negotiated with a Republican Speaker of the House to reform welfare as it was formerly known. And, he was often referred to by some of his own party as “our first black president”. So, why can’t President “no

budget” Obama and Speaker John Boehner reprise the days of President Bill Clinton and Speaker Newt Gingrich? Answer, too much hot air in too small a room with too many big egos on both sides of the aisle. Steve Grote Green Township

Uninformed choice

Obamacare cannot co-exist with the medical structure we have today and the administration’s mandate on the Catholic Church is a prime example why. To President Obama, choice is iniquity. In Cincinnati we have a choice of hospitals; University, Christ, Good Samaritan to name just a few. The fact that we have a choice makes all the hospitals better. That’s how capitalism works. When a friend’s 32-year-old son developed colon cancer and had no insurance, Christ Hospital treated him under

goodwill; part of their mission statement. Contrast that with the socialized system of England. In England there are no religious hospitals. Once the only game in town is big government you play by their rules. When another friend’s 28year-old daughter, who is a citizen of England, found a lump in her breast the first available appointment was in nine months. If she had been 68 she would not have gotten an appointment at all. Obama named Donald Berwick to head Medicare. He is a fan of England’s system, especially rationing for older people; he calls it, “rational collective action overriding individual self-interest.” To error is human, to put America on this path of destruction requires uninformed Democrats.

ABOUT LETTERS AND COLUMNS We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics important to you in The Western Hills Press. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. All submissions may be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline: Noon Friday E-mail: westernhills@ communitypress.com Fax: 853-6220 U.S. mail: See box below Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Western Hills Press may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms.

Al Ostendorf Cheviot

Ohio needs flexibility to help workforce development From the moment the 129th General Assembly was sworn into office, the primary focus has been job creation. Although we have seen unemployment in Ohio drop slightly below the national average, our job climate is still not where it needs to be. In order to help the private sector create jobs, the General Assembly has reached out to job creators from around the state to find out what their needs are and how we can become a better partner in providing long term meaningful employment to Ohioans. Not long ago, the Ohio House of Representatives created a special ad-hoc committee that focused entirely on workforce development. The committee included members from both parties, who traveled to every corner of the state and heard from representatives of various industries. On the positive side, employers noted that they are

starting to see consumer demand rise, which provides them the incentive to begin hiring new workers. The Louis terhar COMMUNITY PRESS downside, however, is GUEST COLUMNIST that Ohio does not currently have enough skilled workers to fill positions in the manufacturing and high-tech sectors – industries that are vital for our transition into a 21st century economy. Further, the committee discovered that the federal government could be a better partner in improving workforce development. The Workforce Development Act of 1998 was intended to help state’s target specific areas of need and provide the financial assistance to help train workers to fill positions. Unfortunately, we have

found that the Workforce Development Act is highly outdated and inefficient. It has not been reauthorized since its passage and has resulted in duplication of services. In order to better train our workers, Ohio needs a unified system that creates, collects, and reports strategic performance metrics of workforce development efforts. The state also needs more flexibility in establishing criteria for eligibility of workforce development programs. As a member of the House Small Business and Economic Development Committee as well as the Commerce and Labor Committee, I am committed to working with my colleagues to achieve greater independence and more flexibility to partner with the business community to target specific areas of need. I encourage anyone who has ideas on how we can better improve our job-creation

YOUR DISTRICT? The newly redrawn 30th District includes all or parts of Green and Delhi townships, Price Hill and Cheviot.

efforts to contact my office. While we still have a long way to go, I am confident our economy will continue to improve if we can provide workers with the skills needed to excel in a 21st century economy. I want to assure you that the General Assembly is being proactive on this issue and will aggressively support the ability of Ohio workers to share in the benefits of the improving economy. Louis Terhar is state representative for the 30th District. He can be reached at may be reached by calling 614-466-8258, e-mailing District30@ohr.state.oh.us, or writing to State Rep. Louis Terhar, 77 South High St., Columbus, Ohio, 43215.

Success stories in the making

Is it possible to improve individual lives and change entire neighborhoods at the same time? St. Peter Claver Latin School for Boys in Overthe-Rhine has been doing just that for nearly 11 years! Its founder, Father Al Lauer, thought the best way to accomplish this mission would be to focus on education for boys 6 to 14 years old. This training would not only change the direction of their own lives, but through their example and leadership would have a positive impact on those who would follow in their path. As board president, i am pleased to report that we

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are witnessing Father Al’s vision become a reality. Twentyfour young men are currently enrolled in Joe Lanzillotta this indepenCOMMUNITY PRESS dent, nonprofit, tuGUEST COLUMNIST ition-assisted Catholic school. By experiencing the school’s rigorous curriculum and strict discipline, these K to eight students, many from disadvantaged backgrounds, are succeeding. Graduates have already gone on to have academic success at area

high schools: Walnut Hills, Western Hills, Batavia, School for Creative and Performing Arts, Horizon Science Academy and DePaul Cristo Rey. Roger’s story is not an atypical one. Having come from a difficult family situation and a less-than-stellar first two years of school, Roger was already at a critical crossroads in his young life when he entered St. Peter Claver school. After graduating, he attended Woodward Career Technical High School, and is just one of our success stories in the making. Since we are a tuitionassisted school, the generosity of our benefactors is

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paramount to our continued success and growth. If you would like to help us by volunteering or through a donation, visit stpeterclaverlatin.org or call Headmaster Barry Williams at 513-929-9164. Also, if you know of any young men who would benefit from this type of schooling, please contact us. Your support would be appreciated. Together we will create a continuous flow of success stories in the making.

Joe Lanzillotta is president of the board of trustees for St. Peter Claver Latin School for Boys. He lives in Monfort Heights.

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‘WELLNESS PALOOZA’ McAuley High School recently hosted its annual Wellness Palooza during extended lunch periods. The Palooza is a joint effort of Women in Medicine students and school nurse Peggy Hock. A special schedule was devised for the day to ensure students had enough time to participate in a wide variety of wellness activities. There were nine stations for the

students to visit: • Nutrition, yoga, body image and exercise information from FitWorks in White Oak. •TeenHealthCenterofCincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. • Information about organ donation from Katie Dillon, a community educator from the Life Center Organ Donor Network. • Hand massages from licensed

massage therapist Patty Thomas, a McAuley employee and alumna. • Information about good nutrition for teens from Mary Pat Findley, registered dietician and former McAuley parent. • Blood pressure and heart rate, Mercy Health Partners. • Obstacle course to simulate the dangers of texting while driving with Stanley’s Drivers Training.

• Information on how aromatherapy can be used medicinally with Nancy Parsley, RN. • A mixed martial arts station where students could kickbox. McAuley’s Women in Medicine students assisted at each booth, and awarded tickets to students who visited. The tickets were used to draw winners of gift certificates to Chipotle and Orange Leaf.

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, MARCH 8 Art Exhibits Mount Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road, Survey of recent work. Continues through March 30. Presented by College of Mount St. Joseph. 244-4314. Delhi Township.

Exercise Classes Gentle Beginners Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Gentle progression of postures to ease into a fulfilling Ashtanga practice. Each class engaging in a flow of asanas, creating a moving meditation of energy and heat. $8 drop-in, $35 for five classes, $50 for 10 classes. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. Through March 31. 675-2725; www.yogabymarietta.com. Delhi Township.

Literary - Book Clubs Covedale Branch Book Club, 7 p.m., Covedale Branch Library, 4980 Glenway Ave., Read and discuss this year’s On the Same Page title, "The Submission," by Amy Waldman. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4460. West Price Hill.

Music - Cabaret Mickey Esposito, 7-9 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977; www.jimandjacks.net. Riverside.

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St. Antoninus Boy Scout Troop 614 Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., St. Antoninus Parish, 1500 Linneman Road, Grilled salmon, fish, shrimp, pizza, bread sticks, children’s meals, sides and desserts. Dine in, carryout or drive thru. Call ahead for reserved seating or pickup/drive thru orders. Family friendly. Items vary 50 cents to $8. Presented by St. Antoninus Boy Scout Troop 614. 448-9096; www.saintantoninus.org. Green Township.

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

Music - Acoustic Bill Church, 7-9 p.m., Aroma’s Java and Gelato, 6407 Bridgetown Road, Folk singer-songwriter. Free. 574-3000; www.aromasgelato.com. Green Township. Conner Grimes, 8-10 p.m., Refuge Coffee Bar, 5010 Glenway Ave., Free. 429-4215; www.refugecoffeebar.com. Price Hill.

Music - Oldies Cincy Rockers, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977; www.jimandjacks.net. Riverside.

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Movement Class for Seniors, 11 a.m.-noon, Guenther Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, $6, first class free. Through May 31. 923-1700; www.guenthnerpt.com. Monfort Heights. Exercise to Music, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, $1. 385-3780. Green Township.

Mount Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, 1-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 244-4314. Delhi Township.

FRIDAY, MARCH 9 Art Exhibits Mount Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 244-4314. Delhi Township.

Dining Events Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., West Side Masonic Center, 4353 West Fork Rd, Dine in or carry out. $8, $3 children 6-12, free for children 5 and younger. Through April 6. 922-3234. Green Township. Fish Fry and Barbecue, 5-7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 485, 29 E. State Road, Through April 6. 941-1643. Cleves. Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. William Church, 4108 W. Eighth St., Fried and baked fish, fried shrimp, crab cakes, pizza, macaroni and cheese and soup. Desserts available inside. Carryout and drive through available. Family friendly. $1-$8. 921-0247. West Price Hill. St. Aloysius Gonzaga School Lenten Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. Aloysius Gonzaga School, 4390 Bridgetown Road, School Cafeteria. Fish and shrimp dinners, baked or fried fish sandwiches, pizza, sides, beverages and desserts. Carryout and drive through available. Benefits Parish’s youth athletic programs. $1.50-$10. Presented by St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church. 574-4035; www.saintals.org. Green Township. Lenten Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Our Lady of the Visitation School, 3180 South Road, Multipurpose Room. Activities for children. Will-call, drive-thru and shut-in delivery available at 347-2229. Benefits St. Joseph of the Three Rivers Council Knights of Columbus. Presented by St. Joseph of the Three Rivers Council Knights of Columbus. 941-1369; www.stjosephkofc.org. Green Township.

basic yoga poses, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques. $6, first class free. 9231700; www.guenthnerpt.com. Monfort Heights.

Steel Magnolias, 8-10:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. West Price Hill.

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Steel Magnolias, 8-10:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., A step inside Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, La. where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. West Price Hill.

Spiritual Series, 1:30-3 p.m., Bayley Community Wellness Center, 401 Farrell Court, With Sister Ann Ryan. Free. Reservations required. 347-5510. Delhi Township.

The national touring exhibition "A Day in Pompeii" is now open at the Cincinnati Museum Center. Steven Ellis, an assistant professor of classics at the University of Cincinnati, and his team are the only Americans currently permitted to dig in Pompeii. The exhibition features more than 250 Pompeiian artifacts, photos, videos and information about the excavations and research conducted by Ellis and his team of graduate students. Pictured is a view of the neighborhood under excavation by Ellis and his team. Tickets for the exhibition, which runs through Aug. 12, are $19.50, $17.50 for seniors and $12.50 for children 13 and younger. Tickets for members are $12.50, $8.50 for children 13 and younger. For more information, call 287-7000 or visit www.cincymuseum.org. THANKS TO

Home & Garden Gardening Seminar: Make Your Own Garden, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, How to add personal touches that show your individualized style. With White Oak Garden Center. Free. Presented by White Oak Garden Center. 385-3313; www.whiteoakgardencenter.com. Monfort Heights.

Senior Citizens Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Through Dec. 28. 385-3780. Green Township.

Senior Citizens Chair Volleyball, 10 a.m.-noon, Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Indoor Cornhole, 10 a.m.-noon, Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3853780. Green Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 9-9:30 a.m., Curves Miami Heights/Cleves, 3797 Shady Lane, $2. Through March 31. 467-1189; www.miamiheightscurves.com. Miami Heights. Gentle Beginners Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga, 10-11 a.m., EarthConnection, $8 drop-in, $35 for 5 classes, $50 for 10 classes. 675-2725; www.yogabymarietta.com. Delhi Township.

TUESDAY, MARCH 13 Art Exhibits Mount Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 244-4314. Delhi Township.

Music - Acoustic Under the Olive Tree, 8-10 p.m., Refuge Coffee Bar, 5010 Glenway Ave., Free. 429-4215; www.refugecoffeebar.org. Price Hill.

Music - Blues Tempted Souls, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Poppy’s Tavern, 5510 Rybolt Road, Featuring the Sisters Milligan. Classic soul, R&B, classic rock and blues. Dinner available at Sakura Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi. Family friendly. Free. 233-7613; www.temptedsouls.com. Green Township.

Music - Classic Rock Woodwind Steel, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977; www.jimandjacks.net. Riverside.

The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., presents “Steel Magnolias” March 8-April 1. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $23, $20 for students and seniors. For more information, call 241-6550 or visit www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions. Pictured are Mindy Heithaus as Truvy Jones and Burgess Byrd as Clairee Belcher. PROVIDED.

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Music - Rock Saving Stimpy, 10 p.m., Legends, 3801 Harrison Ave., $4. 662-1222. Cheviot.

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Steel Magnolias, 8-10:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. West Price Hill.

Lenten Reflection Afternoons, 1:30-4 p.m., Sisters of Charity Spirituality Center, 5900 Delhi Road, Cedars Auditorium. With John Quigley. In scripture and in our personal lives, we live with different images of God that are sometimes complementary, conflicting, consoling and threatening at the same time. Some of these understandings contradict each other and we can have serious disagreements with others over our interpretations of God. It is enough to drive us to say “I wish to see the Real God!!†Who is S/He? $45 both sessions, $25 one session. Registration required. Presented by Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. 347-5449; www.srcharitycinti.org/ spirit/weekend.htm#lenten. Delhi Township.

SUNDAY, MARCH 11 Art Exhibits Mount Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, 1-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 244-4314. Delhi Township.

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

On Stage - Theater Steel Magnolias, 2-4:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com.

MONDAY, MARCH 12 Art Exhibits Mount Art and Design Faculty

Exhibition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 244-4314. Delhi Township.

Exercise Classes Yoga for Rookies: An Introduction, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, For participants who have never tried yoga. Class introduces each practitioner to a progression of Pranayama (breathing techniques), focus of Gaze and Asanas (postures) leading to a unique practice for each participant. Family friendly. $8 drop-in, $35 for five-class pass, $50 for 10-class pass. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. Through April 30. 675-2725; www.yogabymarietta.com. Delhi Township.

Health / Wellness Chair Yoga, 9-10 a.m., Guenther Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Gentle yoga designed to improve flexibility, circulation, balance, and overall strength and flexibility. Class combines

Dining Events Health / Wellness Yoga for Healing, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, 3017 Harrison Ave., Begin journey of healing physically, mentally and emotionally with certified yoga teacher, Michelle HsinYi, through mixed yoga styles to bring more strength and flexibility to the body and learn various breathing techniques to restore balance in the mind. First class free. $8. Registration required. 662-9109. Westwood. How to Increase and Maintain Your Energy, Vitality and Youth, 1-2 p.m., Bayley Community Wellness Center, 401 Farrell Court, Meeting Room. Learn to take better care of health and learn about benefits of maintenance care. Topics: how exercise and nutrition play a role in contributing to living a long, healthy life; simple solutions to health that can be fit into lifestyle and how to reduce stress and maintain energy. Ages 21 and up. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Foundation for Wellness Professionals. 941-0378. Delhi Township.

Music - Acoustic Charlie Runtz, 6:30-10 p.m., Black Sheep Bar & Grill, 3807 North Bend Road, With special guest Chad Runtz. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Black Sheep Bar & Grill. 481-6300. Cheviot.

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

Senior Citizens Movement Class for Seniors, 11 a.m.-noon, Guenther Physical

Therapy, $6, first class free. 923-1700; www.guenthnerpt.com. Monfort Heights. Quilting, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Make blankets to donate to Project Linus and Children’s Hospital. For seniors. 385-3780. Green Township. Exercise to Music, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, $1. 385-3780. Green Township. Ceramics, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Stability Ball, 9:30-10 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Bring your own stability ball and work on strengthening your core. For seniors. 385-3780. Green Township. Euchre, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Open game. For seniors. 385-3780. Green Township. Pattern Dancing, 1-2:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Learn line dancing and have fun while exercising. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Billiards, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Free. 385-3780. Green Township.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 Art Exhibits Mount Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 244-4314. Delhi Township.

Community Dance Line Dancing, 7-11 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, Through March 28. 2517977. Riverside.

Exercise Classes Yoga Class, 1-2 p.m., Curves Miami Heights/Cleves, 3797 Shady Lane, $2. 467-1189; www.miamiheightscurves.com. Miami Heights. Yoga for the Back/Restorative Yoga, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, East parking lot near football facility. Students use breath and movement to lengthen and strengthen the back muscles. $8 drop-in, $35 for five-class pass, $50 for 10-class pass. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. 675-2725; www.yogabymarietta.com. Delhi Township.

Health / Wellness Chair Yoga, 9-10 a.m., Guenther Physical Therapy, $6, first class free. 923-1700; www.guenthnerpt.com. Monfort Heights.

Music - Acoustic Bob Cushing, 5-8 p.m., The Full Moon Saloon, 4862 Delhi Ave., 244-6111. Delhi Township.

Religious - Community Life in the Spirit, 7-9 p.m., St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, 5222 North Bend Road, Hilvert Hall. Weekly through April 25. $5 for materials. Registration required. Presented by Lighthouse Renewal Center. 471-5483; www.lighthouserenewalcenter.org. Monfort Heights.

Senior Citizens Strengthening and Range of Motion Class for Seniors, 10-11 a.m., Guenther Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, $6, first class free. 923-1700; www.guenthnerpt.com. Monfort Heights. Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3853780. Green Township.

THURSDAY, MARCH 15 Art Exhibits Mount Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 244-4314. Delhi Township.

Exercise Classes Gentle Beginners Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, $8 drop-in, $35 for 5 classes, $50 for 10 classes. 675-2725; www.yogabymarietta.com. Delhi Township.

Health / Wellness Pre-Diabetes Class, 5-7 p.m., Mercy Hospital Western Hills, 3131 Queen City Ave., Information on making healthy food choices, exercise and blood sugar control and monitoring blood sugar levels. $20. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 956-3729; www.e-mercy.com. Westwood.


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Mom’s salmon patties perfect for Lent Our friends down the road, Bert and Bob Villing, just planted the first of their spring crops: carrots, peas and spinach. This makes me literally itch to get the garden tilled. Talk about spring fever! The watercress in our little spring-fed pool is spreading Rita by leaps Heikenfeld and bounds, RITA’S KITCHEN and the maple trees are budding out. The herb garden still looks pretty forlorn, though. Chickweed is taking over so I’ll have to do some serious weeding. But all’s not lost: Our “girls”/chickens love chickweed. Did you know that chickweed is highly nutritious? I like to add it to salads. Just make sure it’s clean, without pesticides, etc.

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The former Heritage Restaurant on Wooster Pike holds many good memories for me, since that’s where my husband, Frank, and I met and worked. Their house dressing was the most popular dressing. I’ve had

many requests for it over the years. So I went to the source: Proprietors Howard and Jan Melvin, who were gracious enough to share the recipe. It has an interesting history. Howard told me the original recipe was from the Netherland Plaza Hotel and it was a quantity one. Jan and chef Jerry Hart developed a recipe for the home cook. I’ll have to warn you – it makes quite a lot, but you’ll be happy to have it on hand. It reminds me of an elegant Caesar-type dressing with a bit of a bite. I’ve adapted the recipe only slightly. And yes, it uses raw eggs. That doesn’t bother me. I don’t think you could substitute pasteurized whites since this recipe contains yolks, as well. Check your local grocer to see if they carry pasteurized whole eggs if you are not comfortable with using raw eggs. Go to taste on seasonings. ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper 1½ teaspoons each ground black pepper and salt 1 tablespoon granulated dried garlic ¼ cup each water and red wine vinegar Up to 2½ teaspoons fresh lemon juice

My mom never measured and she used regular breadcrumbs, so use them if you like. Go to taste on onion and celery. 1 can salmon (I used pink salmon) 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 ⁄3 cup each finely diced onion and celery ½ cup panko breadcrumbs Salt and pepper to taste

Drain salmon and mix everything together lightly. Form into patties and fry in olive oil over medium heat until brown on both sides. Nice sides are fried potatoes and mixed vegetables.

Rita's mom's salmon patties are pictured with fried potatoes and mixed vegetables. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD. Up to 1 teaspoon hot sauce 1 teaspoon Worcestershire 2 large egg yolks 1 large egg 2 cups vegetable oil

Combine Parmesan, peppers, salt and garlic and set aside. Combine water, vinegar, lemon juice, hot sauce and Worcestershire and set aside. Combine yolks and eggs in mixer. Whip on medium high until very thick. Mixture will be light lemon colored. Jerry’s note said “and we mean very thick.” With the whip attachment still on, turn to high and slowly, in a thin, thin, stream, pour half the oil in. When egg mixture has taken half the oil, add all dry ingredients. Continue adding the rest of the oil, alternating with liquid ingredients, until all

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Northern Kentucky reader, when we were both working at Macy’s. I like this so much I use it on other seafood dishes, as well. Mix together: ½ cup mayonnaise Juice of half a lemon or more to taste 1 generous teaspoon dried dill leaves or palmful fresh, chopped Hot sauce to taste 1 tomato, finely chopped (optional) Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at columns@communitypress.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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Women’s center hosting programs for teen girls By Kurt Backscheider kbackscheider@communitypress.com

The Women’s Connection is offering a few new programs for teen girls in the coming weeks. The neighborhood center will host two more new workshops for girls ages 13 to 18. “The workshops are part of the Girls’ Night In program whose goal is to assist girls in becoming strong, independent women,” said Aimee Shinkle, marketing and development coordinator for The Women’s Connection. Girls’ Night In programs help teens gain knowledge about relevant topics like peer pressure, dating and relationships; acquire skills for healthy living and making good choices; be enriched by a variety of cultural activities and learn the importance of teamwork, cooperation and community service, Shinkle said. All workshops will take place from 6-8:30 p.m. on Thursdays at the organization’s Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave. The organization’s annual Prom Princess program will be the second workshop, taking place on

Thursday, April 12. Shinkle said girls will have the opportunity to pick out a prom dress and accessories, and they will also discuss issues commonly associated with prom season, such as peer pressure, personal safety and substance abuse. Space is limited for the Prom Princess program and pre-registration is required. The third workshop is scheduled for Thursday, May 3. Girls who attend will take part in a program called “The Poetry Cafe – Positive Women Performing Positive Poetry.” The moving workshop will inspire girls through the power of spoken word poetry, as women share their personal stories covering topics to include healthy self-esteem, education, teen parenting, domestic violence and physical, emotional and sexual abuse, Shinkle said. The poetry is presented in the spirit of empowering, educating and inspiring young women to heal and reach their full potential through creative arts, she said. For more information, or to register for one of the workshops, contact

April Kandil at 471-4673 extension 15, or via email at akandil@thewomensconnection.org.

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was cutting in half the treats she had been feeding Molly. Natasha Beranek of Fairfield wrote me that she too had been feeding her small dog one to two chicken jerky treats each day, per the weight guidelines on the back of the package. But her dog also became sick and was put on a diet of sensitive stomach food and capsules by her vet. “I have now abstained from giving her her beloved chicken jerky treats,” Beranek says. David Best of Batavia wrote to say his small dog also died after eating these treats and he would like to see the items pulled from store shelves. He has another dog and writes, “After seeing your story on TV we threw out the bag of these treats I had just bought.” Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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Couples take highway to happiness Thirty-six couples took a trip on the “Highway to Happiness” at the fourth annual Valentine Dinner sponsored by the Adult Faith Formation Team at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church in Bridgetown. At the Feb. 11 event, the couples were treated to cocktails, appetizers, a sitdown dinner, dessert and coffee as well as inspiring words to strengthen their marriages all in time for Valentine’s Day. Guest speaker Mary le Gouellee, a licensed professional counselor, gave a post-din-

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“It is an honor for us to have Ira Chaleff speak at the Mount,” said Tim Bryant, Ph.D., executive director of Ethical Leadership Development. “Mr. Chaleff is highly regarded as a leadership expert who values the powerful results that come from dynamic reciprocal relationships between leaders and followers who work toward a common purpose.” Chaleff will share his experiences with leadership development during his time at the Mount with students . In addition to the evening lecture, the Mount, in cooperation with the Better Business Bureau, will sponsor a breakfast program designed for the business community titled, “Transforming Hierarchical Relationships Into Productive Partnerships,” at the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati conference facility at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, March 29. Registration is now available at www.msj.edu/ ira and ends Friday, March 16. Cost is $25.

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By Kurt Backscheider kbackscheider@communitypress.com

Ed Miller has put a great deal of time and energy into providing the community with affordable, family-friendly entertainment. For nearly four years the Green Township resident worked to renovate the historic Parkland Theatre in Sayler Park, transforming it into the Parkland Theatre & Entertainment Centre. “This is kind of my community service project,” Miller said. “We’re just trying to create a place for clean fun and family entertainment.” Touted as the oldest operating movie house in Cincinnati, the Parkland has a long history dating back to a time before motion pictures even existed. The theater, which stands at the corner of Parkland and Twain avenues, was built in 1881 as a venue for vaudeville shows, and it was later converted to a silent movie house in the 1920s. “My great-grandparents had their first date here,” said Miller’s son, Eric, who works at the theater for his dad on occasion. Ed Miller bought the place in 1997 from his uncle, Bill Bauer, who had owned it since 1959. “My uncle put in the bar in the front,” Miller said, referring to the Parkland Grill still open in front of the theater. “But I basically gutted

Green Township resident Ed Miller, right, and his son, Eric, stand beside photos of Hollywood legends in the lobby of the Parkland Theatre in Sayler Park. Miller owns the historic theater and spent three years renovating the facility. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

everything else.” Designing all the renovations on his laptop, the information technology consultant by day conducted a complete upgrade of the building. He installed a new neon marquee sign, painted the exterior, replaced the roof, expanded the theater’s concession area to include a small kitchen for preparing hot food, put in a new heating and air conditioning system, re-did the floor in the theater, fitted it with 80 leather seats set up stadium style and installed a high-tech lighting and sound system. “We did all the work during the weekdays so we could still be open on the weekends to show movies,” he said.

Green Township resident Ed Miller has completely renovated the Parkland Theatre in Sayler Park. He's installed a high-tech lighting and sound system inside the movie theater, allowing him to host birthday parties and special events when he's not showing films on the screen. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Miller takes pride in his theater being a place for families, and the investment he made in renovating the building is not reflected in his prices. Movie tickets are only $3 and nothing on the menu at the concession stand costs more than $3 – in fact most items are $1. “You can see a movie and get a pop and a bag of popcorn for $5,” Miller said. The family friendliness doesn’t end there. A devout Catholic, Miller refuses to show “R” rated movies at the Parkland. “We have a lot of families who come here,” he said. “They appreciate the affordability and the fact we don’t show movies with racy content.” The Parkland shows movies on Fridays, Satur-

days and Sundays, and the theater is available for rental when movies aren’t airing on the big screen. With the ability to present a laser light show, complete with bubbles and fog effects, Miller said the theater is great for a variety of parties. He’s hosted birthday parties, scout groups, church groups and family reunions. He said people can also play video games or watch big sporting events on the theater’s 22-feet by 15-feet screen. “I love when we have a school group of 60 kids in here, and they go crazy when we turn on the music and laser lights,” he said. “That energy is really cool.” Visit www.parklandtheatre.com for more information.

Handbags for Hope raises $20,000 The Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati hosted the inaugural Handbags for Hope on Jan. 19 at the Cincinnati Club. This sold-out event raised more than $20,000 for the non-profit’s various literacy programs. Special guest hosts, Chris Carr, Jason Stattman, and Maverick from the B-105.1 FM morning show, shared their stories and support for literacy in Cincinnati. What better way to get Cincinnati women involved with The Literacy Network’s cause than handbags, cupcakes, diamonds and Jaguars? Women from around the city gathered together for the perfect girls’ night featuring a live and silent auction of handbags including Gucci, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, as

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Cheryl Anderson Cheryl Semm Anderson, 65, Cheviot, died Feb. 29. Survived by sister Diana (Dan) Daulton; niece Brandi (Brad) Krumme; Anderson great-nephew and niece Brian Miller, Rayna Krumme. Preceded in death by parents Marvin, Alvera Semm. Services were March 3 at Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Cincinnati,

Donald H. Brabender, 77, formerly of Cincinnati, died Feb. 10 in Fort Mill, S.C. He was terminal manager and sales manager in the trucking industry. He was a Marine Corps veteran. Survived by wife Marybeth; children Karen (David) Feld, Katie (Steve) Brown, Todd (Jill) Brabender, Jill (Brad) Koehn; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home.

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Della Burden Della Gertrude Burden, 86, died Feb. 22. Survived by husband James Burden; children Donna (Tom) Rave, Bonnie (Don) Maddox, John (Pat) Burden; grandchildren Ron (Holly) Whitt, Eric (Angie) Davidson, Becky (Mike) Stubblefield, Jodi (Ryan) Feist, John (Jen), Michael Burden; great-grandchildren Abbigale,

Maggie Holder, Wesley Feist, Lane Burden; sisters Alberta Markham, Lee Tartar; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by birth parents Marion, Adellar Brewer, adoptive parents Ebbie, Lillie Ramey, siblings Bill, Clyde Brewer, Virgie Chasteen, Sylvia Reed, Clyde Brewer, Viola Greene. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home.

Doris Cagney Doris M. Cagney, 88, died Feb. 25. She was a bookkeeper. Survived by siblings Jud (Ginny), Violet (John); nieces and nephews Guy (Joyce), Steve (Patty), Karen (Terry), Allison (Jason), Patrick, Maura (Rob), Kelly; Sanker family. Services were Feb. 29 at Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: Mercy Franciscan at West Park, 2950 West Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45238.

Raymond Dieckman Raymond W. Dieckman, 91, Green Township, died Feb. 29. He worked for the Internal Revenue Service. Dieckman He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survived by daughters Donna (Bob) Mayer, Cheryl (Bob) Manning; grandchildren Chris (Jenny), Tim, Mary Mayer, Mark, Kevin Manning; great-grandchildren Daniel, Caroline, Elizabeth; sister Bernetta Dieckman. Preceded in death by wife Anne Dieckman, siblings the Rev. Vincent, OFM, Marie Dieckman. Services were March 6 at St. Jude Church. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Pregnancy Center West, 4900 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45238 or Right to Life, 1802 W. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45239.

William Elder William F. Elder, 77, died Feb. 25. He was a social worker. He was an Air Force veteran. Survived by wife Joan Elder;

John W. Koo, 74, Westwood, died Feb. 22. He was a vendor for the Blind Vending Program. Survived by wife Madalyn Koo; children John C., James, Patrick (Tonia), David (Brandie), Anthony, Christine Koo, Kathleen (Michael) Goodridge, Teresa (Charles) Saunders, Rebecca (DanKoo iel) Mollohan; brothers Bernard, Kenneth Koo; 12 grandchildren. Services were Feb. 27 at St. William. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorial to: Lions Club of Price Hill-Western Hills, 5494 Desertgold Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45247.

Ginny Harvey Virginia “Ginny” Edgar Harvey, 82, died Feb. 29. She was a homemaker. Survived by daughters Jennifer Bickel, Denise (Ken) Rellar; grandchildren Aric, Jared Bickel, Brett Rellar. Preceded in death by husband Robert Harvey. Services were March 5 Harvey at the B.J. Meyer Sons Overlook Memorial Center. Memorials to: The Women’s Connection, 4042 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205.

Marian Krueger Marian Rowland Krueger, 75, Green Township, died Feb. 22. She was a teacher. Survived by husband James Krueger; children Joseph (Heidi), Maureen (Rick Edelman) Krueger, Kathleen (David) Meyer; grandchildren Josh, Zach, Audrey, Claire, James, Kyle, Timothy, Abigail. Services were Feb. 27 at Our Lady of Krueger Lourdes. Arrangements by Gump-Holt Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati Inc., P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597 or Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati, 1802 W. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45239.

Victor Keith Victor F. Keith, 62, Green Township, died Feb. 24. Survived by wife Beverly Keith; children Victor B., Jeff, Joey Keith, Jill (Chad) Whittymore; grandsons Brandon, Colin; siblings Richard, Terry Keith, Patricia Cowans; many nieces and Keith nephews. Services were Feb. 29 at St. Teresa of Avila. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

John Lindeman John R. Lindeman, 81, North Bend, died Feb. 21. He owned Johnson and Wyatt Lumber. He was a Marine Corps veteran of Korea and a member of St.

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DEATHS Continued from Page B6 Vivian Parish. Survived by wife Janet Lindeman; children Thomas (Debra), John (Maryanne) LindeLindeman man, Nancy (John) Mazza; grandchildren Megan, Elizabeth, Jeffery, Emily, Julie Lindeman, Joseph, John, Gregory Mazza; sister Joan Rothring. Services were Feb. 25 at St. Joseph Church. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Heart Association, P.O. Box 16349, Columbus, OH 432163549.

MARCH 7, 2012 • WESTERN HILLS PRESS • B7 Melanie New Melanie R. New, 35, died Feb. 6. She was a nurses’ aide at Mason Christian Village. Survived by children Johnnie Ray Corbett, Audreena New; fiance Jon Knight; New mother Marti New; siblings Monica Cowan, Jeff, Kevin, Noreen New; cousin Doyle Higgins; nieces and nephews Services are 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home.

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Earl Thomas “Charlie” Mattingly, 71, died Feb. 19. He was a construction material recycler. Survived by wife Patricia Mattingly; children Steven Mattingly, John, Ronald, Christopher, Charles, Timothy Ferguson, Patricia Ashbrook, Jeanne Adams; sister Janey Hutchinson; 30 grandchildren; 12 greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by brother Woodson, John Mattingly. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home.

Stephen D. Ottman, 53, died Feb. 29. Survived by daughter Kelly Ottman; grandson Sebastian Ottman; mother Patricia O’Connell Ottman; siblings Lisa Ottman (Bob) Gagnon, Gregory, Jeff (Trina) Ottman. Preceded in death by father Stephen W. Ottman. Services were March 3 at St. Jude Church. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

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Carol Huebner Miller, 65, died Feb. 27. Survived by children Jim (Lisa) Miller, Jeff (Tammy) Miller, Andy (Katie) Miller, Jenny (Phil) Wikette; grandchildren Sara, Becky, Samantha, Tiffany, Brandon, Madalyn, Danielle, Miller Michelle, Brooke; mother Ruth Huebner; siblings Susan Wilson, Rick (Beth), David, Steven (Karen) Huebner, Janet (Dave) Smith, Martha Roberts. Preceded in death by father Richard Huebner, sister Mary (Don) Kaplan. Services were March 2 at St. Martin of Tours. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: Senior Link, 4750 Wesley Ave., Suite J, Cincinnati, OH 45212 or NAMI, 4790 Red Bank Expressway, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

Delmar J. “Jerry” Pratt, 62, died Feb. 21. He was a machinist for Chipman Machine Company. Survived by daughters Erin, Kati Pratt; Pratt grandchildren Hailey, Darin, Jaymes, Gracie; sisters Sandra Long, Judy Peyton; nephews Nick, Shawn Peyton. Preceded in death by parents Delmar, Oline Pratt. Services were March 5 at Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home.

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Caroline Rettig Caroline Gfroerer Rettig, 101, died Feb. 27. She was a member of the Blue Army and St. Teresa Adult Group. Survived by daughters Gerry (John) Loesch, June (Ed) Brady, Mary Jo (Joe) Farrell; grandchildren Kathy (Henry) Strong, J.

Michael (Carol) Loesch, Lisa Loesch Tharpe, Tim, Mary Shannon, Patrick Brady, Brian (Kim) Purcell, Melissa Rettig (Steve) Linthicum, Jessica (John) Dobbins, Pam (Doug) Wheeler; sister-in-law Louise Seiler; 21 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Charles Rettig, siblings Urban Seiler, Marcella Wilde, Florence Meyer, Angela Braunwart, Norma Averbeck. Services were March 1 at St. Teresa of Avila. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati Inc., c/o Bethesda Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 452633597 or St. Teresa Church Memorial Fund, 1175 Overlook Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45238.

ABOUT OBITUARIES Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 853-6262 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 or pricing details. son Aaron Kirby; sisters Marian Dorenkemper, Kathy (Tom) Kontonickas; many nieces and nephews. Services were March 3 at St. Aloysius Gonzaga. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227. Wendell Winston Shoopman, 70, died Feb. 26. He was a supervisor for General Electric. He was a member of the First Hilltop Baptist Church for almost

40 years. Survived by sons Jeff (Marissa), Damond (Cathy) Shoopman; grandchildren Donnie (Stephanie), Daniel (Jessica), Koti, Sydney Shoopman; siblings Sue (Lloyd) DeZarn, Edward (Edith) Gregory, Ivory (Lawrence) Phillips. Services were March 1 at Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Hamilton, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 452633597.

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William Taylor III, 57, died Feb. 23. He worked for the JTM Company. Survived by wife Suzette Reatherford Taylor; children William IV, Tynan Taylor; sister Mary Young; six grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents William Taylor II, Mary Bowman Hilbert, brother Gary Taylor. Services were Feb. 29 at Dennis George Funeral Home.

Dolly Thompson Dorothy “Dolly” Wilbeck Thompson, 85, died Feb. 19. She was an operator for AT&T. Survived by children Tom (Jill) Thompson, Tracey (Joe) Kornau; grandchildren Christy, Holly, Jack, Adam Thompson, Vince, Kevin Kornau. Preceded in death by husband Norbert “Tubby”

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Jerry Schneider Jerry Schneider, 71, Cheviot, died Feb. 29. He was former director of radiology at Good Samaritan Hospital and a retired hospice chaplain at Mercy St. Theresa. He was a longtime deacon at both St. Martin of Tours and St. Aloysius Gonzaga churches. Survived by wife Marilyn Schneider; children Jason (Anne), Chris Schneider; grand-

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Justin Wright Justin R. Wright, 18, died Feb. 28. He was a senior at Colerain High School. He was a pitcher for the Colerain Cardinals and Texas Longhorn baseball. Survived by parents Clifford (Michelle) Wright, Pamela Wright; siblings Balenda, Jessica, Jacob, Charity Wright; grandfather Harold Slone; niece Mariah Wright; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by grandparents Ruth Wright Slone, Clifford, Hazel Wright. Arrangements by Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: Starshine Hospice, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229.

CHEVIOT Arrests/citations Cynthia Nastold, 50, 3779 Robb Ave., open container, Feb. 22. Robert Weber, 38, 4833 Shoreline Drive, warrant, Feb. 23. Shane Johnson, 34, 3025 Verdin Ave. Floor 1, aggravated burglary and sexual imposition, Feb. 23. Susan Mulroy, 52, 5765 Glow Court, driving under suspension at Delmar Avenue and Harrison Avenue, Feb. 23. Jessica Davis, 22, 5121 Viewpoint Drive No. 2, warrant, Feb. 25. John Hulsman, 36, 3510 Hilda Ave. No. 2, possession of drugs at 3510 Hilda Ave., Feb. 25. Ricky Phillips, 31, 3404 Mayfair Ave., domestic violence at 3404 Mayfair Ave., Feb. 26. Ekundayo Williams, 35, 5737 Glow Court, warrant, Feb. 27. Nathan Schwing, 31, 660 Mount Vernon Drive, driving under suspension at 3900 block Harrison Avenue, Feb. 27. Elbert Amison, 40, 2915 Fischer Place, drug abuse, carrying concealed weapons and possessing weapons under disability, Feb. 28.

Incidents/reports Criminal damaging Front window broken at Angel’s Touch Nursing Care at 3619 Harrison Ave., Feb. 26. Two brick walls at entrance to Family Dollar damaged by vehicle at 3407 Harrison Ave.,

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Incidents/reports Aggravated menacing 2684 Queen City Ave., Feb. 23. 3725 Westmont Drive, Feb. 24. Aggravated robbery 1010 Regina Ave., Feb. 18. 3022 Queen City Ave., Feb. 18. 1037 Sunset Ave., Feb. 20. 6000 Glenway Ave., Feb. 20. 2681 Erlene Drive, Feb. 22. Assault 4373 W. Eighth, Feb. 18. 3201 Werk Road, Feb. 18. 3219 Westbrook, Feb. 18. 2280 Harrison Ave., Feb. 19. 2710 Erlene, Feb. 19. 4000 W. Eighth, Feb. 20. 2400 Harrison Ave., Feb. 20. 5131 Glencrossing, Feb. 20. 4658 Rapid Run Road, Feb. 21. 2373 Harrison Ave., Feb. 21. 3131 Queen City Ave., Feb. 21. 3753 Westmont, Feb. 22. 6000 Glenway Ave., Feb. 22. 2144 Ferguson, Feb. 23. 2198 Queen City Ave., Feb. 23. 1714 Wyoming Ave., Feb. 24. Breaking and entering 2883 Harrison Ave., Feb. 22. 3035 Urwiler Ave., Feb. 23. Burglary 3213 Mayridge Court, Feb. 17. 3951 W. Eighth St., Feb. 18. 3120 Westbrook Drive, Feb. 18. 3120 Montana Ave., Feb. 19. 1411 Covedale Ave., Feb. 20. 1909 Wyoming Ave., Feb. 22. 2686 Erlene Drive, Feb. 22. 3216 Epworth Ave., Feb. 22. 1874 Sunset Ave., Feb. 23. Criminal damaging/endangering 2694 Lafeuille Circle, Feb. 17. 3523 Boudinot Ave., Feb. 17. 2634 Foran Drive, Feb. 18. 3222 Dartmouth, Feb. 18. 5555 Glenway Ave., Feb. 18. 4431 W. Eighth St., Feb. 19. 3153 Mayridge Court, Feb. 19. 2769 Shaffer Ave., Feb. 20. 2918 Werk Road, Feb. 20. 4658 Rapid Run Road, Feb. 21. 2420 Anderson Ferry Road, Feb. 21. 4416 W. Eighth St., Feb. 22. 6000 Glenway Ave., Feb. 22. 2198 Queen City Ave., Feb. 23. 2684 Queen City Ave., Feb. 23.

2684 Queen City Ave., Feb. 23. 2684 Queen City, Feb. 23. Domestic violence Reported on Ferncrest Court, Feb. 19. Reported on Rutledge Avenue, Feb. 21. Felonious assault 3415 Daytona Ave., Feb. 17. Menacing 4470 Guerley Road, Feb. 22. Robbery 4400 Glenway Ave., Feb. 17. Theft 2322 Ferguson Road, Feb. 17. 2322 Ferguson Road, Feb. 17. 5044 Glencrossing Way, Feb. 17. 4020 W. Liberty St., Feb. 18. 803 Hermosa Ave., Feb. 18. 919 Kreis Lane, Feb. 18. 2952 Ferguson Road, Feb. 18. 2953 Boudinot Ave., Feb. 18. 6000 Glenway Ave., Feb. 18. 6000 Glenway Ave., Feb. 18. 1128 Gilsey Ave., Feb. 19. 4431 W. Eighth St., Feb. 19. 2358 Harrison Ave., Feb. 19. 1416 Manss Ave., Feb. 20. 5131 Glenway Ave., Feb. 20. 2907 Daytona Ave., Feb. 20. 3101 Pickbury Drive, Feb. 20. 3122 Coral Park Drive, Feb. 20. 2322 Ferguson Road, Feb. 21. 2322 Ferguson Road, Feb. 21. 3535 Epworth Ave., Feb. 21. 5111 Glencrossing Way, Feb. 21. 5555 Glenway Ave., Feb. 21. 1037 Kreis Lane, Feb. 23. 1050 Kreis Lane, Feb. 23. 4459 W. Eighth St., Feb. 23. 4637 Rapid Run Road, Feb. 23. 4637 Rapid Run Road, Feb. 23. 4861 N. Overlook Ave., Feb. 23. 2190 Queen City Ave., Feb. 23. 6000 Glenway Ave., Feb. 23. 6080 Glenway Ave., Feb. 23.

GREEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Dennis H. Day, 27, 6310 Cheviot Road No. 7, drug paraphernalia and possessing drug abuse instruments at 5245 North Bend Road, Feb. 20. Douglas McKinley, 35, 3925 Vine Vista Place, trafficking in drugs, possession of drugs and possession of marijuana at Glenway Avenue and Muddy Creek, Feb. 20. Kathleen Tritschler, 54, 3212 Floridale Lane, barking dog violation at 3212 Floridale Lane, Feb. 20. Tara Horan, 36, 44 Amelia Park Drive, falsification at 6290 Glenway Ave., Feb. 21. Trang T. Hammons, 34, 5605 Bridgetown Road No. 8, theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., Feb. 21. Edward J. Mangold, 44, 5180 Reemelin Road, domestic violence at 5180 Reemelin Road, Feb. 22. Juvenile, 14, disorderly conduct at 3200 Ebenezer Road, Feb. 22. Louis L. Hutchinson, 52, 4591 Paddock Road No. 11, robbery at 6300 Glenway Ave., Feb. 22. Aaron L. Massey, 19, 4424 Harrison Ave., open container at 6550 Harrison Ave., Feb. 23. Juvenile, 13, assault at 5400 Edalbert Drive, Feb. 23. Terrence Alexander, 23, 9197 Meadowglen Drive, theft at 3440 North Bend Road, Feb. 23. Vivian M. Erskine, 31, 2751

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Continued from Page B8 Madison Ave., drug paraphernalia at 2630 West North Bend Road, Feb. 23. Aaron J. Oliverio, 20, 3613 Ebenezer Road, possession of marijuana at 5560 Bridgetown Road, Feb. 24. Betty E. Rose, 47, 28 East Main St., theft at 5750 Harrison Ave., Feb. 24. Karen L. Young, 48, 133 Second St., theft at 5750 Harrison Ave., Feb. 24. Nathan J. Gillespie, 21, 105 Lellan Ave., possession of drugs at 5750 Harrison Ave., Feb. 24. Kaz J. McMullen, 23, 2010 Faywood Drive, violating protection order and burglary at 2100 Anderson Ferry Road, Feb. 25.

Theft Catalytic converter stolen from vehicle at 6536 Hearne Road, Feb. 20. Checkbook stolen from home at 3325 Greencrest Court, Feb. 20. Catalytic converter stolen from vehicle at 6619 Hearne Road, Feb. 21. Catalytic converter stolen from vehicle at 6580 Harrison Ave., Feb. 21. Catalytic converter stolen from vehicle at 6800 Skies Edge No. 2, Feb. 21. Gasoline stolen from United Dairy Farmers at 6075 Harrison Ave., Feb. 22. Catalytic converter stolen from vehicle at 6500 Glenway Ave., Feb. 22. Blower and tool bag with assorted hand tools stolen from one vehicle, and a cut-off saw stolen from second vehicle at 3030 West Fork Road, Feb. 23. Tape deck, phone holder, money and registration papers stolen from vehicle at 5582 Penway Court, Feb. 23. Cell phone stolen from victim’s school desk at Oak Hills High School at 3200 Ebenezer Road, Feb. 23. Cell phone stolen when left behind by victim at Meijer at 6550 Harrison Ave., Feb. 23. Rear camera system stolen from vehicle at 5572 Bridgetown Road, Feb. 24. Money, assorted paperwork and a canvas bag stolen from vehicle at 5802 Cheviot Road, Feb. 24. Two MP3 players stolen from vehicle at 4234 Victorian Green,

Incidents/reports Aggravated robbery Suspect passed note to pharmacy clerk stating they had a gun and demanded several types of medications, and fled with several bottles of medicine from CVS at 5811 Colerain Ave., Feb. 24. Breaking and entering Scrap aluminum stolen from home’s garage at 6375 Starvue, Feb. 25. Burglary Several pieces of jewelry stolen from home at 6559 Hearne Road No. 1401, Feb. 20. Window screen cut on home during burglary attempt at 7623 Skyview, Feb. 22. Twenty DVDs, four video games, digital camera, three pairs of earrings and a tricycle stolen from home at 2031 Townhill Drive, Feb. 23. Criminal damaging Outside mirror broken on vehicle at 5872 Northglen Road, Feb. 19. Tool box damaged on vehicle at 3030 West Fork Road, Feb. 23. Eggs thrown on two vehicles at 5222 North Bend Road, Feb. 23. Two exterior lights broken by home’s garage at 2869 Country Woods Lane, Feb. 26. Domestic dispute Argument between siblings at West Fork Road, Feb. 21.

Feb. 24. Air conditioning unit stolen from Joy Community Church at 5000 North Bend Road, Feb. 24. GPS, money and five CDs stolen from vehicle at 5582 Bridgetown Road, Feb. 24. Victim scammed into wiring money to Mexico by suspect who called victim and claimed to be victim’s grandson at 4235 Victorian Green Drive, Feb. 24. Money stolen from vehicle at 3049 Brookview Drive, Feb. 26. Pipe wrench, pipe valve, reciprocating saw and six copper fittings stolen from vehicle at 5721 Snyder Road, Feb. 26. Electronic tablet and wallet and contents stolen from vehicle at 3065 Brookview Drive, Feb. 26. Unauthorized use of motor vehicle Suspect took vehicle from home without permission at 3325 Greencrest Court, Feb. 20.

MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Trent Bill, 19, 4124 E. Miami River Road, Domestic violence at 4124 E. Miami River, Feb. 14.

Incidents/reports Burglary Copper piping of unknown value removed at 8740 Jordan Road, Feb. 20. Public indecency Reported at 8575 Bridgetown Road, Feb. 16. Theft $663 removed at 2728 Drake Court, Feb. 13.

Green Township Police Officers Dale Stanley, pictured, and Joe Smith recently visited Scouts from Oakdale Elementary Cub Scout Pack 186 with Dino, the township's K9 officer. Stanley, Dino's handler, demonstrated the dog's obedience, as well as his drug recovery and attack training. Dino is a German shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix. The township is accepting donations for a temperature control unit to ensure Dino stays cool if he's left in a cruiser for an extended period of time. Donations can be made to Christine Hamm for the benefit of the Green Township K9 Fund at any Fifth Third Bank. THANKS TO FRANCINE GIBSON.

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Bridge Point Pass: Grand Communities Ltd. to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC; $66,812. 5636 Bridgetown Road: Burwinkel, Alan G. and Mary M. to Leonard, Jayme J. and Sherri L.; $197,000. 5024 Casa Loma Blvd.: Schell, Michael J. to Federal Home Loan Mortgag Corp.; $56,000.

5224 Cleves Warsaw Pike: Hartig, Dawn M. to King, Joel T.; $109,000. 5580 Cleves Warsaw Pike: Stautberg, Robert J. and Teresa M. to Hinker, Edward J. and Allison K.; $375,000. 6234 Eagles Lake Drive: Colby, Margaret Ann Tr. to Horton, Tera L.; $112,000. 3555 Epley Lane: Calardo, Jessica L. to Bank of New York Mellon T.; $54,000. 5418 Fayridge Court: Strange, Shalonda to Henke, Randall A.; $36,250. 5965 Giffindale Drive: Suer, Michael A. to Suer, Michael A. and Sandy R.; $42,500. 5965 Giffindale Drive: Almond, John J. and M. Gloria to Suer, Michael A.; $42,500. 6533 Greenoak Drive: Stephenson, Evelyn E. to Childs, Amy and Andrew; $501,000.

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L. to Lambert, John and Allison Marie Waltner; $185,000. 6849 Legacy Ridge Lane: Minnich, Steven and Vicki A. to Woelfel, Robert F. and Patricia L.; $294,000. 3124 Limestone Circle: Fennell, Allen R. and Mary C. to Federal Home Loan Mortgag Corp.; $108,000. 3137 North Bend Road: Bach, Florence H. to Angi, Steve J.; $79,900. 6845 Rackview Road: Snell, Craig R. and Jennifer L. to Fannie Mae; $180,835. 4861 Shepherd Creek Road: Lierman, Robert and Dorothy to Haas, Shawn M. and Sara J.; $750,000. 2952 Timberview Drive: Rohrer, Edith Joan to Schulte, Kristen N. and Benjamin E McQuary; $88,500. 5136 Valley Ridge Road: U.S. Bank NA ND to Meyer Management Inc.; $28,500. 5854 West Fork Road: Angel, Willard to Comarata, Lissa Clare and James A.; $83,000. 2487 Wingham Drive: Uchtman, Richard A. and Maureen S. to Ryan, Katie E. and Bradley J.; $169,000.

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LEGAL NOTICE On February 13, 2012, the Green Township Board of Trustees passed a resolution authorizing the sale of surplus equipment by internet auction. The Board intends hereafter to sell unneeded, obsolete, or unfit-for-use township personal property by internet auction. The auctions will be conducted by contract with the Hamilton County On-Line Auction Division, and shall be in accordance with that Division’s policies. All items listed on the internet auction shall be open for bidding for fourteen days, including Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays. This notice is also posted on the Board’s internet web site. The address of the Board’s internet web site is www.greentwp.org. The notice may be accessed on the web site by clicking on the tab marked Legal Notices on the Home Page. 1001692854

Mills, Zachary; $83,900. 5530 Westwood Northern Blvd.: Zitt, James J. to Myers, Kenneth W.; $49,500. 1552 Wynnburne Drive: Klausing, John A. and Kathryn B. to Bertke, Stephen R. and Patricia M.; $189,000.3080 Crestmoor Lane: Hausfeld, Margaret L. to Faust, Julie M.; $92,000. 4670 Ebenezer Road: Jones, Richard and Amity to HSBC Bank USA NAR; $70,000. 5536 Edger Drive: Bray, Jeff to Meckstroth, David B.; $128,500. 3555 Epley Lane: Bank of New York Mellon Tr. to Berning Properties LLC; $63,000. 2241 Fayhill Drive: Stoll, Sally J. to Mirlenbrink, William J. II and Andrea Newman; $85,000. 5560 Karen Ave.: Cirino, Monica M. Tr. to Perella, Dena M.; $106,308. 6717 Kelseys Oak Court: Gueller, Samuel Tr. and Berta F. Tr. to Carusone, Vincent P.; $85,000. 6772 Kelseys Oak Court: Schneider, Elizabeth R. to Goe, Robert; $68,000. 4926 Kleeman Green Drive: Woelfel, Robert F. and Patricia

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Don and Erma Biermann of Green Township celebrated 65 years of marriage on March 1, 2012. They have 3 daughters: Karen (Dalane) Clark, Holly (Charlie) Lammers, and Bonnie (Bruce) Pendleton; 9 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild. A family dinner celebration is planned. Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad! We love you very much!

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