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Oak Hills athletes lead by example

By Kurt Backscheider

Grace Freihofer said she knows her actions have an impact on the lives of the people around her, so she works hard to represent her family, her school and her team as best she can. The Oak Hills High School senior leads by example, and is one of several student-athletes at the school who help make sure younger generations of Highlanders know what it means to be leaders and good role models. Freihofer, who was a captain of the girl’s varsity cross country team this school year, is a member of the Captain’s Council at Oak Hills. The council is made up entirely of team captains from every varsity team at the high school, and the group meets monthly with Athletic Director Jan Wilking to discuss issues facing the players, teams, school and community. Members of the council work to find and implement solutions through their role as leaders, and also visit the elementary schools in the district to speak to fourthand fifth-graders about leadership qualities like honesty, integrity, sportsmanship and communica-

tion. “We talk to the students about how, as captains, we are leaders of our teams and leaders within the school,” Freihofer said. “We talk to them about the characteristics that make good leaders.” Wilking said this is the second year for the Captain’s Council. She said it is part of the athletic department’s Champions for Life program, which starts working with student-athletes when they are freshmen and helps them develop skills to excel as leaders beyond high school. She said the goal is to build leadership and character qualities within student-athletes that will carry over not only to their teams, but into their lives as well. “These are all great kids,” Wilking said. Freihofer and five other seniors who are varsity captains stopped by J.F. Dulles Elementary School to visit with fifth-graders Thursday, March 3. “They all look up to you,” said Kelsey Laumann, a senior who was captain of the girl’s soccer team this year. “It’s important we provide a good example for the younger kids.” Jackie Raabe, who is captain of the softball team, said she enjoys


Oak Hills High School senior Justin Moore signs autographs for fifth-graders at J.F. Dulles Elementary School following a presentation by the Captain’s Council, a group of captains from the high school’s athletic teams who speak to elementary students about leadership and character. Moore was a captain on the varsity soccer team this school year. going into the elementary schools. “It’s cool that we can influence the kids at such a young age and put them on the right path,” she said. Brett Frondorf, captain of the boy’s cross country team, and Justin Moore, captain of the boy’s soccer team, said they look forward to meeting with the younger students. “They are fun to be around because you never know what they are going to say or ask,” Frondorf said. “The kids are

funny.” Moore said it’s great preparation for his future career. He wants to be a teacher. “It’s hard to make a presentation to a group of kids,” he said. Alex Saulsbury, who is captain of the football and track teams, said the great part about the sessions is the fact that both the elementary students and the upperclassmen benefit from them. “I wish someone from the high school came to speak to me when I was in grade school,” he said.

Christ Hospital breaks ground on center By Kurt Backscheider

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Elder High School wrestling team had one of its best showings at the state tournament last week in Columbus. Seniors Ian Korb and Kevin Hyland finished second and three others placed in the top five. – SEE STORY, A8

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West Siders will soon have access to the services provided by yet another one of the region’s major hospitals. Officials with the Christ Hospital and Green Township broke ground on the hospital’s new Western Hills outpatient center on Wednesday, March 2. The 68,000-square-foot medical office building will be on 6 acres at the corner of Harrison Avenue and Filview Circle – on the old Nickoson Auto Parts site. “Green Township is so excited to have Christ Hospital locating here in our community,” said Trustee Chairwoman Tracy Winkler. “We look forward to many years of great partnership.” The new outpatient center, scheduled to open sometime in 2012, is being designed and constructed by Al Neyer Inc. Designed to meet LEED-Silver environmentally friendly standards, the outpatient center will stand three stories tall and offer a wide range of services including cardiovascular, orthopedic and primary care physician offices; a full-service imaging center; physical and


This architect’s rendering shows the concept for the new outpatient facility the Christ Hospital is constructing on Harrison Avenue in Green Township. The hospital broke ground on the project Wednesday, March 2. occupational therapy; a wound healing center; and a testing center for diagnostic and pre-surgery lab work. There is room for possible future expansion at the site. Vic DiPilla, chief business development officer for Christ Hospital, said they expect the facility to be a major component in the hospital’s delivery of health care services. DiPilla, who was raised in Cheviot, said it was important to him to give something back to the West Side and bring quality services to the community where he

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Winkler said it’s an honor Christ Hospital chose to build an outpatient center in Green Township, noting that the new facility will complement and add to the township’s major corridor. Susan Croushore, president and chief executive officer of the Christ Hospital, said one of the most notable features of the new building will be the inclusion of the hospital’s well-recognized tower, which has been the icon of Christ’s main campus in Mt. Auburn for decades. “The tower is very near and dear to all of us who work at the hospital. We consider it a beacon of light,” she said. “With this tower soon to rise above Green Township, our patients and their families can be assured that the same high-quality care they receive at our main campus will also be available much closer to their homes.” The Christ Hospital joins Good Samaritan Hospital and Mercy Health Partners in building medical facilities in Green Township. Good Samaritan opened a center on Harrison Avenue last summer, and Mercy Health Partners is constructing a full-scale hospital off North Bend Road expected to open in 2013.

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choir at Oakdale Elementary School performs its annual spring musical at 6 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, at the school, 3850 Virginia Court, off Bridgetown Road. The group will perform for students at 9:15 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, March 14, The group is directed by Theresa McKnight, music teacher.

Mulch sale

The Miami Heights Boy Scout Troop 418 is have a mulch sale. They will offer black platinum mulch, no float premium cypress mulch and black enhanced mulch, all at $4 per bag. All orders carries a $5 delivery fee. The mulch will be delivered on or after April 2. Additional mulch, if available may be purchased at the Shady Lane Swim Club form 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 2. For orders or questions, e-mail or call Doug at 941-5899 or Mark at 941-3362.

VFW dinner

The Green Township Post 10390’s annual dinner will be a salute to Korean War veterans. The dinner will be 6-10 p.m. Thursday, march 23, at Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road. Special guest will be Dr. and Mrs. Bae Suk Lee who will present several of his medallions to the veterans. There will be entertainment by the Marksberry’s, with Don Bill conducting. The dinner, open to members and guests, is $20 per person. For reservations, call Roger Sand at 451-3640, Pate Rebold at 574-6405 or Don Willwerth at 300-0005 by March 17.

T-ball signings

Cheviot Police Association is now signing T-Ball players, boys and girls ages 4-6. There will be practice once a week at Harvest Home Park for about 11â „2 hours. This is for boys and girls ages 4 through 6. Fee is $40 which includes trophy, $5 raffle ticket, shirt and baseball hat. There is a discount of $10 for additional players of the same family You can sign up

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Three Rivers Local School District is hosting registration for preschool, kindergarten and first-grade students. Registration for attendance at Miami Heights Elementary School runs from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 26, at the school, 7670 Bridgetown Road. In addition to preschool, kindergarten and first-grade, parents may also register their children for the Headstart Program run by Hamilton County. Parents are required to bring the following information to register: student’s original birth certificate; proof of residency; copy of the driver’s license of the student’s parent/legal custodian; and custody papers (if applicable). For more information, call the school district office at 941-6400.

Mercy Madness

Mother of Mercy High School’s Dad’s Club announces its inaugural Mercy Madness & Monte Carlo event. The fundraiser will take place from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, March 19, in Mercy’s gymnasium. Live NCAA basketball tournament action will be shown on various televisions, Monte Carlo games will include black jack, poker and big six. A full tuition scholarship will also be raffled. Beer, wine, soft drinks and pizza will also be available for purchase. The event is being sponsored by LaRosa’s. Mercy Madness is open to current Mercy parents, past parents, alumnae and friends of the school. Proceeds from the event will support the Mercy Fund, which includes tuition assistance for many deserving Mercy families. Admission is $10 and includes three drink tickets and entry into a door prize raffle. For more details or to purchase tickets, please contact Nancy Jamison, Mercy’s development coordinator, at 661-2740 ext. 402.

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A Divorce Care support group will being Wednesday, March 16, at Shiloh United Methodist Church, at the corner of Foley Road and Anderson Ferry Roads. This is a 13-week course that deals with the issues involved with separation/ divorce. This is an open support group, meaning, you can start at any point of the 13 weeks. There is a $15 fee to cover the cost of the workbook. Meeting times are 6:459 p.m. For more information, go to; call the church at 451-3600 .

Early golfing

Early Bird Golf League is looking for seniors golfers. It is a handicapped league at Neumann Golf Center, on Bridgetown Road. Nine holes on Friday mornings Tee times start at 8:30 a.m. April through Sept. Two scrambles followed by picnic lunch. To become a member, call Glen Rollinger at 941-1697 or Dick VanTreese at 941-6355.

LifeLearn sign-ups

The College of Mount St. Joseph announces the opening of registration for classes in the LifeLearn Program. Sponsored by the Mount in conjunction with Bayley Place, LifeLearn is a program designed for individuals over 50 to provide lifelong learning enrichment experiences and to develop opportunities for sharing knowledge and skills with others. Classes are offered in a variety of subjects, such as art, computer sciences, history, language, religion and spirituality, as well as wellness and nutrition. Some classes offered this semester include “Bridge for Beginners,� “Beginning Oil Painting,� “The Ancient Art of Tai Chi Chaun,� and “The FBI.� Classes begin on March 21. Registration for the spring term is accepted by mail only. The cost is $45 per person, with an additional fee for certain courses. For more information, or to receive a brochure and registration form, contact the LifeLearn office at the Mount at 244-4525.



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Rosiello to run for Green Twp. trustee There will be a different trustee in Green Township next year. According to the Green Township Republican Party Executive Committee, in an e-mail sent by Tony Rosiello, Tony Upton will not run again in November. The Republican Party Executive Committee has endorsed Rosiello for trustee. The committee also endorsed incumbent fiscal officer Tom Straus for the same position. The e-mail quotes Straus as saying, Tony Rosiello will bring a wealth of business, community and political involvement to this position providing the right balance for our residents and businesses.” It calls Rosiello a “conservative, common sense Republican, Tony helped many Republicans elected into office in 2010. He served as the co-chair for the Kasich for Governor

Committee in Hamilton County.” Rosiello has lived in the township since 1957, currently livRosiello ing in the Covedale. Oak Hills area. He has been married for 33 years and has two daughters. “As trustee, I would maintain the public trust by providing professional management of staff, services and fiduciary responsibilities; achieving a balance of business growth versus quality of life issues for residents; and will be responsive to residential concerns for a safe environment by providing essential, costeffective services,” the emails says. “My skills and values acquired throughout my life have provided a proven track record in business and community serv-

ice. This reflects my consistent, conservative philosophy, emphasizing fiscal responsibility and grounded by a healthy dose of common sense. I pledge to serve the best interest of all 61,000 residents and business in Green Township.” It lists his experience as: 2007 – Present, Western Economic Council – president; 2008 – Present, Green Township Land Use Planning Committee; 2009 – Present, Green Township Audit Committee; Tea Party member, Cincinnati, South West, North West chapters; 2008- Present, Boys Scouts of American- Dan Beard Council Steering Committee; 2010 – MSD Project as Green Township Citizen Representative for the proposed Sewer Treatment Plant and accompanying MSD projects.


Health discussion

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Green Twp. sets time for comments before meeting By Kurt Backscheider

Green Township residents who have concerns they would like to raise with the trustees can now do so in a public forum before regular board meetings. Township trustees approved a resolution Monday, Feb. 28, establishing a forum for public speakers. The board will host a public forum from 5 p.m. to 5:25 p.m. prior to the first meeting of each month, which generally take place on the second Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Trustee Chairwoman Tracy Winkler said the forum is being created because some residents have come forward expressing concerns about not being able to discuss township issues with the trustees in a public setting. “We recognize some residents wish to speak in a public forum,” she said. “This is an opportunity for residents, in a public forum, to state their concerns.” The trustees passed a resolution Feb. 14 to create a new policy for the conduct of regular trustees’ meetings. The new policy explicitly states the public is not bestowed the right to speak at board meetings, and it



gives the board chairperson discretion as to who can speak and what topics are appropriate for board

meetings. That same day, Green Township residents Gary Dressler and Jeff Smith filed a federal lawsuit against the trustees and the township administrator claiming their freedom of speech rights were violated because Winkler has denied the men opportunities to speak to the board about agenda items during trustees’ meetings this year. The township is fighting the lawsuit, and has until the middle of April to answer the suit. Winkler has said the purpose of board meetings is for the trustees to conduct township business, they are not public hearings. The Feb. 14 resolution remains in effect for the regularly scheduled business meetings of the board, and is not superseded by the resolution relating to the public forum. The township’s resolution establishing a forum for public speakers states, “The forum is intended to serve as an opportunity to com-

ment on township business and for the Board to hear citizen concerns. The purpose is not to ask questions or engage members of the Board in debate.” Winkler said trustees are still always available outside of public meeting times to speak with residents about their issues or concerns. “We’re not getting into a public debate at these forums,” she said. “The best way for residents to handle any concerns they have is to contact board members directly.” She said the public forum is similar to the forums Cincinnati City Council hosts prior to its council meetings. Residents who wish to address the board must fill out a speaker card, and speakers will be recognized in the order in which their speaker cards were submitted. Each speaker will be given a minimum of three minutes at the podium. Green Township’s first public forum session begins at 5 p.m. Monday, March 14. The regular board of trustees meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. The public forums are not part of the regular board meeting, and will not be recorded or broadcast on the local cable access channel.

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Cheviot Fire seeks historical artifacts By Kurt Backscheider

The Cheviot Fire Department is looking for a little help from the community. Cheviot firefighters and paramedics are hoping city residents can help them track down any historical photographs, memorabilia or equipment from throughout the department’s history. Cheviot’s fire department will celebrate its 100th anniversary in spring 2012, and fire officials are beginning to organize an event to

commemorate a century of serving the community. “We want to make it a big deal,” said Fire Chief Robert Klein. “There aren’t Klein too many departments in the area that have been around for 100 years.” He said the department would like to display a collection of old photographs and artifacts at the anniversary celebration, which will be an open

house at the fire station for the entire community. “We have some memorabilia, but it would be nice to have some old photos as well,” he said. “We’re looking for old photos, badges, helmets – anything related to Cheviot Fire would be great.” Klein said he ran into a Cheviot resident who said her father was a volunteer firefighter for the city, and she informed him that she had several old photographs from her father’s days as a firefighter if the department was interested in them.

FISH FRIES Our Lady of Victory Boy Scout Troop 909 will host a fish fry in the school cafeteria from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. The dine-in and carry-out menu includes fried/baked fish or shrimp dinners with coleslaw, fries, dessert, and drink for $6. Other tasty items include fish sandwiches, shrimp boat, and LaRosa’s cheese pizza. Phone ahead for carryout by calling 347-2074 after 3:30 p.m. • Holy Family Church in East Price Hill will host its weekly fish fry from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. on Fridays, March 11, 18 and 25, and April 1, 8 and 15. Dine-in or carryout are available. Fish fry dinners are $5, and include fish on a bun or rye bread and two side items. Sides items offered are macn-cheese, french fries, coleslaw, green beans and applesauce. Cheese pizza by the slice

is available, and a bake sale will also be set up in the cafeteria. Soup suppers comprised of homemade vegetable soup and fresh, warm bread will be served from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. on Ash Wednesday and 3 p.m.-6 p.m. on Good Friday. Soup suppers are $3. • St. William Fish Fry – A Night Out with Family for Food, Fun and Entertainment will be 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Fridays during Lent, March 11 through April 15, at the church, 4108 W. 8th St. Special Features: dine in and carry out (drive through) available.

Menu includes fried and baked fish, fried shrimp, crab cakes, pizza, mac and cheese, soup of the week. Desserts and beverages available inside. Inside dining room (church undercroft) seats up to 200. Live musical entertainment featured every week except March 11. Call St. William at 921-0247 or visit • St. Joseph Knights of Columbus will sponsor a fish fry Ash Wednesday, March 9, and every Friday in Lent from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Visitation’s Multi-purpose room at the corner of Werk and South roads. Will call, drive-through and shut-in delivery is available at 347-2229. Special children’s activities are scheduled every Friday. For additional information, visit

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“We want to make it a big deal. There aren’t too many departments in the area that have been around for 100 years.” Robert Klein Cheviot fire chief Klein said the conversation sparked an idea to inquire if there are more city residents and firefighter families who have historic

items they would like to share with the department. “I’m sure there are some pieces out there,” he said. “People take a lot of pride in their association with the fire department.” Cheviot residents who have historical photographs and items they don’t mind letting the fire department borrow can drop them off at the fire station, or contact Klein or firefighter David Miller at 661-2958. For more about your community, visit

Delhi mechanics provide basic car care lessons By Heidi Fallon

It’s a course not normally on the schedule, so they organized one themselves. About 70 members of the University of Cincinnati Chi Omega sorority went to Duebber’s Automotive in Delhi Township to get a crash course in basic car maintenance. “I basically don’t know anything about cars,” said Katie Carpenter, Delhi Township. “I rely on my brother to put the washer fluid in for me and now he’s gone, so I have to learn this stuff.” Sophia Herrmann, Bridgetown, said she was hoping to learn how to change a tire. “I don’t want to be stranded,” she said. Along with those two lessons, Marc Duebber said he and his mechanics were showing how to change the oil and replace windshield wipers, as well as providing a list of essentials for anyone to have tucked away in the car. “We are really happy to do this for the sorority,” Duebber said. “There are things like how to jump start a car properly that everyone should know.”


Marty Paff gives Sophia Herrmann, left, and Katie Carpenter, along with other members of their Chi Omega sorority, tips on car maintenance essentials. Paff and other mechanics at Duebber’s Automotive provided the Saturday seminar Feb. 19.


Allison Ahlers learns how to change a tire with help from Marc Duebber during a car maintenance workshop at Duebber’s Automotive Feb. 19. Grabbing a wrench, Allison Ahlers was about to get her first lesson in tire changing. “This is something I

wanted to learn along with how to change the oil,” Ahlers, Delhi Township, said. “This has been fun and I’m learning a lot.”

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Lori Wainscott said the theater offers something for everyone. The stage provides a place for those who enjoy dancing, those who enjoy singing, those who enjoy acting and those who enjoy being behind the scenes making sure the production goes off without a hitch, she said. “I love theater, and I want to kids to be involved in it,” Wainscott said. She works to instill her love of theater in children of all ages through Seton High School’s Theater Camp. Wainscott, who teaches fine arts at Notre Dame Academy, is the coordinator of Seton’s theater camp, which introduces children ages 5 to 18 to the theater. “Theater is a great way for kids to express themselves,” she said. “For some kids, theater is all they do. They don’t play sports, they’re theater kids.” Wainscott and Seton music teacher Maribeth Samoya, who went to college together, started the camp in summer 2010 to give young people interested in the theater an opportunity to learn and grow. Wainscott said 80 chil-


From left, Seton High School senior Sierra Harmon and sophomores Alex Driehaus and Lindsey Ackerman rehearse a scene from the upcoming production of “Blue Suede Paws.” Seton’s Theater Camp is presenting two shows Saturday, March 5, the other is “The Rockin’ Tale of Snow White.” dren signed up to take part in the first camp. “We thought, ‘This might be popular,’” she said. Children and teens who take part in the program learn about the theater as they prepare and rehearse for an actual show. So far the camp has put on productions of “Annie Junior” and “Beauty and the Beast.” Wainscott said 115 students representing 16 Cincinnati schools signed up for the camp this winter, and they’re getting ready to present two shows on Saturday, March 5, in Seton’s Performance Hall. Older children are performing in the musical “Blue Suede Paws,” which is a quirky werewolf show; and a mix of older and

younger children are taking the stage together in “The Rockin’ Tale of Snow White.” The modern, funny version of Snow White begins at 7:30 p.m., and Wainscott said the werewolf musical will begin following an intermission. “I’m anxious to see how it all comes together,” she said. “Some of the younger kids will blow your mind, and the older kids are just phenomenal.” Tickets are $5 per person and all seats are general admission. Tickets are available at, but Wainscott said those who want to attend should act quickly. “We’re almost sold out,” she said.


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Archbishop visits

Cincinnati Archbishop Dennis Schnurr, center, paused for a photo with Elder High School students while visiting the school for a video conference during Catholic Schools Week. From left, seated, are Joe Fulton and Zachary McCoy. Standing, from left, are Jack Marcheschi, Alex Niehauser, Joe Hageman, Mike McCullough, Tim Weil, Schnurr, Andrew Burkhart, Jacob Holton, Evan Phillips, Josh Rieskamp, Ryan Welch, John Na and Cody Phillips. PROVIDED


Elder High School Principal Tom Otten, left, talks with Cincinnati Archbishop Dennis Schnurr during Catholic Schools Week. Schnurr stopped by Elder and had a video conference with students from Elder and other area Catholic high schools, discussing topics like the future of Catholic education, universal health care and vocations.

Math wis-dome

McAuley High School sophomores in Paul Kirila’s geometry class constructed domes to reinforce the concepts of similarity and similar triangles. In the icosahedral geodesic dome project, both isosceles and equilateral triangles were constructed from cardboard, then assembled using only staples and glue. The domes are freestanding with no interior or exterior supports. Pictured with the finished dome are, from left, Nadine Douglass, Courtney Merritt and Taylor Bove.


Lourdes eighth-graders earn honors, scholarships Our Lady of Lourdes School eighth-graders have received more than $265,000 in scholarship offers from area high school. To date, 46 percent of the class have earned scholarships, which are based on results of the high school placement test. Girls in the class scored first, second and third place among students who had their scores sent to Mother of Mercy High School, with four girls in the top 10. Receiving honors were: • Lydia Breitenstein – Academic Achiever, Mercy; Admitted with Distinction, St. Ursula Academy. • Natalie Danenhauer – Leading Scholar, Mercy; scholarship, Seton High School; Admitted with Distinction, St. Ursula. • Erin Donovan – Leading Scholar, Mercy; Admitted with Distinction, St. Ursula; Headmaster Scholar, Summit Country Day School. • Sarah Doren – Leading Scholar, Mercy; scholarship, Seton; scholarship, St. Ursula. • Arlie Mullaney – Academic


Pictured from front left are Arlie Mullaney, McKenzie Warman, Sarah Doren, Sean Brown, Molly Sexton and Nicholas Boyle; second row, Jonathon Morris, Brett Tierney, Kelly Tieman, Lydia Breitenstein, Erin Donovan, Luke Liesch, Sam Tepe and Adam Norby; third row, Natalie Danenhauer, Logan Chowning, Noah Poland, Caroline Schmitz, Conner Wilburn, Michael Muenchen and Hunter Meltebrink. Achiever Scholarship, Mercy; Elizabeth Seton Award, Seton; Merit Scholarship, Purcell Marian High School. • Caroline Schmitz – Sister Nancy Merkle, RSM, Scholarship, Mercy.

• Kelly Tieman – Scholarship, Mercy. • Molly Sexton – Elizabeth Seton Award, Seton. • McKenzie Warman – Elizabeth Seton Award, Seton. All of 10 boys who applied to

St. Xavier were accepted, and four of these were named St. Francis Xavier Scholars. Earning honors were: • Nicholas Boyle – Father Stang Honors Program, Elder High School; St. Francis Xavier Scholar,

St. Xavier High School. • Sean Brown – Placement Scholarship, Elder. • Logan Chowning – Father Stang Honors Program, Elder; La Sallian Scholars Institute Scholarship, La Salle High School. • Luke Liesch – Placement Scholarship, Elder; St. Francis Xavier Scholar, St. Xavier. • Hunter Meltebrink – Father Stang Honors Program, Elder. • Jonathon Morris – Father Stang Honors Program, Elder; La Sallian Scholars Institute Scholarship, La Salle; St. Francis Xavier Scholar, St. Xavier. • Michael Muenchen – Placement Scholarship, Elder. • Adam Norby – Placement Scholarship, Elder; St. Francis Xavier Scholar, St. Xavier. • Noah Poland – Father Stang Honors Program, Elder. • Sam Tepe – Father Stang Honors Program, Elder. • Brett Tierney – Father Stang Honors Program, Elder. • Conner Wilburn – Father Gruber Honors Program, Elder.


Academic team

Giovanna Kimberly of Covedale is taking the St. Ursula Academy academic team to the next level. A senior and the team captain, Kimberly and her team have entered postseason play. The team is pictured after a win over Elder High School and a second victory over Roger Bacon High School, outscoring the schools in all three components (letter round, team and lightning). Picture from front left are Giovanna Kimberly of Covedale and Ari Waller of Fairfield; second row, Kendall Sherman of Anderson Township, Tori Cardone of Indian Hill, Brigid Connelly of Fort Mitchell and Eileen Brady of Union Township.


Life marchers

Two McAuley High School teachers and 18 students traveled by bus to Washington, D.C. to participate in the annual March for Life. Students Emily Branscum, Katie Branscum, Erin Bepler, Sarah Bepler, Elizabeth Brock, Meredith Bodkin, Courtney Campbell, Shelby Crail, Megan Dollenmeyer, Catie Murray, Veronica Murray, Anna Lohman, Kelly Rogers, Katherine Orth, Laura Rothan, Becca Stock, Lindsey Totten and Katie Yoder were accompanied by science teacher Nikki Miller and English teacher Mary Noe Wietmarschen. Seniors Emily Branscum and Catie Murray were marching for third time. The group is pictured in front of the Capitol. A week after the march, the McAuley community celebrated its annual Life Mass. The guest speaker after Mass was Rachel Renner, director of Pregnancy Center West.


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Mercy holds Admission with Distinction ceremony Mother of Mercy High School recently held its annual Admission with Distinction ceremony for academic scholars of the class of 2015. Eighth-graders from 13 area schools were recognized for receiving academic scholarships based on their test scores from the high school placement test taken in November. Freshman Tricia Cavanaugh and senior Liz Bley spoke to the girls on the experience and opportunities that lay ahead of them as they embark on their high school journey. School president Kirsten MacDougal and principal Diane Laake, along with Mercy students, faculty and staff, and families of the students applauded the girls before a reception in their honor.

Academic scholarships were awarded to the following: • Leading Scholars – Sarah Doren, Our Lady of Lourdes School; Maria Vetter, Our Lady of the Visitation School; Madeline Spetz, St. Catharine of Siena School; Marissa Long and Becca Rhein, St. Aloysius Gonzaga School; Rachel Leonhardt and Kathryne Smith, St. Ignatius of Loyola School; Kristen Gandenberger, St. James School; Ashley Wittrock, St. Dominic School; Delaney Greiner, St. Jude School; and Abigail Schatzman, St. Teresa of Avila School. • Academic Achievers – Sara Forbeck, St. Bernard School; Jordyn Alexander, Emily Biery, Lynsey Kurzhals, Brooke Schierenbeck and Bridget Walsh, Visitation; Brooke Ben-

jamin and Erika Schmitt, St. Jude; Natalie Luken and Nadya Streicher, St. Aloysius Gonzaga; Sara Dressman, Our Lady of Grace School; Danielle Diersing, Alison Gay, Colleen Kotlas, Emily Massengale, Abigail McBee, Rachael Petranek and Audrey Wanstrath, St. Ignatius; Alexandra Zeller, Finneytown; Arlie Mullaney, Our Lady of Lourdes; Jessica Richter, St. Martin School; Shelby Schmidt, St. James; and Michaela Smith, St. Aloysius-on-the-Ohio. • James L. Besl Benefactor Award – Brooke Benjamin, St. Jude. • Jim & Elaine Day Benefactor Award – Audrey Wanstrath, St. Ignatius. • Hubert Family Benefactor Award – Michaela Smith, St. Aloysius-on-theOhio.


Pictured from front left are Sara Doren, Arlie Mullaney, Michaela Smith, Marissa Long, Nadya Streicher, Becca Rhein, Abigail Schatzman and Ashley Wittrock; second row, Delaney Greiner, Erika Schmitt, Brooke Benjamin, Sara Forbeck, Danielle Diersing, Rachel Leonhardt and Shelby Schmidt; third row, Sara Dressman, Our Lady of Grace, Kristin Gandenberger, Allison Gay, Colleen Kotlas, Audrey Wanstrath, Kathryne Smith, Emily Massengale and Maria Vetter; fourth row, Jordyn Alexander, Emily Biery, Bridget Walsh, Lynsey Kurzhals, Alexandra Zeller, Madeline Spetz and Brooke Schierenbeck.


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Students of the week

Three Rivers Middle School recently honored Students of the Week in language arts. Teachers nominate students for outstanding grades, good behavior and more. Pictured from front left are Brendan Seibert, Abby Rapien, Kate Gleckler, Danny Pessler and Noah Heller; second row, Michael Sparks, Ty Peters, Jacob Seider, Jessica Back, Faith Patrick and Billy Hawk. Not pictured are Elliot Pelcha, Kayla Huston and Ryan Deffinger.


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Three Rivers Middle School recently honored Students of the Week in math. Teachers nominate students for outstanding grades, good behavior and more. Pictured from left are Hallie Menkhaus, Terry Holliday, Steven Kailholz and Nick Fox; second row, Kendra Sargent, Hannah St. John, Jodie Weimer, Matt Sander, Teagan Stapleton and Nakayla Hammond. Not pictured are Ethan Stumpf and Tyler Weil.


K of C scholarship winner Seton High School junior Emma Lindle was awarded a prestigious $1,000 scholarship by the Ohio Knights of Columbus Charity Foundation Inc. Lindle was chosen from more than 400 applications submitted to the organiza-

tion this year. She will be presented the scholarship at the group’s chapter meeting Wednesday, March 2. To win the scholarship Lindle had to describe what the scholarship would mean to her, as well as list her

academic distinctions, extracurricular involvem e n t , Lindle Catholic church activities and recent community service projects.


Student of the month

Elder High School senior Andrew Burkhart was named Student of the Month by the Western Hills Exchange Club. The program is sponsored by Kroger. Burkhart is pictured receiving a check and plaque from club member Tom Prince. CE-0000450093


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HONOR ROLLS La Salle High School

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


Hands-on lessons


Kindergarten students from St. Aloysius Gonzaga School visited the Imago Earth Center for hands-on lessons in Native American life. Students participated in a program on the Shawnee Indians, learning about the types of tools they used, how they made clothing, played musical instruments, hunted and gardened. As part of the program, the students played games and musical instruments, and had their faces painted with Native American symbols.Inside a wigwam are, from left, Cus Wood, teacher's assistant Jennie Hoffman, Christopher Reinstatler, Noah Leuenberger, Jacob Lamb and Olivia Duker.

First honors: Zachary Allaben, Stephen Babcock, Andrew Bachus, Dylan Barnett, Brett Bellman, Aaron Bloemer, Nicholas Boardman, Alex Brutz, Shawn Burns, Joseph Cadle, Jacob Cleary, Andrew Cornelius, Alexander Dickey, Joseph Dorr, Thomas Elder, Andrew Gauthier, Jack Goldschmidt, Taylor Healey, Braden Hering, Jeremy Keith, James Kelczewski, Derek Kief, Adam Kluesener, Corry Lake, Jeffrey Larkin, Zachary Leytze, Ryan Lohbeck, Alex McGlasson, Brandon Middendorf, Adam Moeller, Joshua Monnig, Jacob Morgan, William Mullen, Michael Ostendorf, Ryan Pflaum, Joseph Poynter, Jeffrey Redding, Justin Rost, Eric Schrand, Jason Schuler, Alexander Schum, Justin Siniawski, Luke Stoner, Christopher Tankersley, Thomas Unger, Christopher Unkrich, Gabriel Vargas-Maier, Anthony Ventura, Jacob Whyle, Anthony Wieck, William Willcox and Joshua Young. Second honors: Myles Abt, Steven Allen, Eric Auberger, Bradley Baker, Zachary Brauning, Alexander Frederick, Alexander Giglio, Robert Goodwin, Jeffrey Greve, Timothy Griffin, Christian Hedger, Nicholas Heflin, Samuel Hoesl, Joseph Kemme, Bradley Kluener, Joseph Kreider, Derek Laake, Alexander Maccarone, Jacob Meyer, Robert Overbeck, Kelly Palmer, Ralph Patton, Richard Paulinelli, Joshua Pfeil, Stephen Pharo, Benjamin Rees, Matthew Reis, Robert Riesenbeck, Alban Schneider, Kyle Schuermann, Mason Stanton, Robert Suer, Darius Taite, Cassady Wegman and Alexander Whitaker.



Brooke McQuillan learns how the Native Americans made clothes from animal fur.


Isabelle Schroer gets her face painted

First honors: Bailey Abbatiello, Eric Bachus, Patrick Bellman, Bradley Berrens, Richard Betz, Eric Bodkin, Jacob Brabender, Ben Bradley, Blake Brauning, James Breen, Michael Buckley, Brad Burkhart, Alexander Carroll, Sam Cranor, Alexander Drees, Nicholas Frantz, Joseph Geiger, Jeffrey Goldschmidt, Jonathan Grayson, Tyler Haubner, Christopher Helmers, Matthew Henkes, Samuel Herbers, Trenton Hudepohl, Eric Kahny, Daniel Keller, Alexander Kurzhals, Peter Leonhardt, Chad Loveless, Gabriel Martini, James McMahon,

Anthony Petri, Adam Quinn, Samuel Rees, Nichols Saho, Bradley Schultz, Collin Spangler, Nicholas Stockhauser, Joseph Stoner, Zack Stross, Alexander Suder, Nicholas Taylor, Jesse Tenkman, Erik Toelke, John Volmer, Aaron Westermeyer, Lemuel Weyer and Andrew Yauch. Second honors: Jacob Averbeck, David Baumer, Andrew Betz, Alexander Bowman, Adam Cassedy, Spencer Dangel, Gregory Duncan, Jacob Eisenacher, Tyler Fuerbacher, Brent Gatermann, Kellen Haas, Daniel Hempel, Andrew Kemper, Kyle Klug, Matthew Kroeger, Jon Leonard, Royce Louden, Brandon Luipold, Andrew Mahon, Paul-Michael Martin, Derek McKinley, Steven Mette, Nicholas Metzner, Anthony Milano, Joseph Millard, Eric Miller, Victor Minella, Eric Neiheisel, Jonathan Norman, David Sacha, Nathan Sparks, Michael Spears and Matthew Wetterich.


First honors: Joseph Anneken, Andrew Bahrs, Tyler Berrens, Tomas Bourne, Samuel Brickweg, Augustus Brock, Joseph Burger, Matthew Burwinkel, Joseph Calardo, Daniel Carrier, Tyler Carroll, Jordan Claytor, Thomas Cowie, Michael Creutzinger, Timothy David, Brandon Ellis, Samuel Fronk, Samuel Geiger, Evan Ginn, Alex Haarmeyer, Derek Harper, Robert Herbert, Nicholas Hinton, Daniel Isfort, McCoy Lambing, Daniel Leahy, Ryan Leahy, Steven Looby, Steven Loukinas, Tanner Luggen, Robert McGlasson, Alexander Merk, Andrew Michel, Mitchell Miller, Jeffrey Nader, Marc Nie, Zachary Obert, Ethan Porter, Macklin Robinson, Thomas Roelker, Luke Roell, Christopher Rolfes, Andrew Rost, David Ruhe, Matthew Schroeck, Cody Shields, Eric Smith, Joshua Streicher, Benjamin Vidourek, Tyler Vogelpohl, Devon Wing and Michael Witzgall.

Second honors: Bryan Allaben, Nicholas Benson, Michael Bernecker, Andrew Birkenhauer, Matthew Brandt, Alexander Buchholz, Brett Campbell, Dominic Capano, Samuel Cramer, Elliott Crowley, Andrew Erb, Timothy Flick, Christopher Greene, Kyle Greene, Daniel Groh, Brandon Heflin, Benjamin Heyob, Thomas Jaeger, Austin Kennedy, Gregory Koenig, Alexander Leonhardt, Alexander Lohbeck, Benjamin Mercer, Brandon Merz, Robert Mullen, Gabriel Perkins, Joseph Pfiester, Tyler Quattrone, Patrick Rebsch, Joseph Roling, Connor Schmidt, Kyle Seigel, Corey Shields, Samuel Tegge, Clayton Wanstrath and Jacob Wethington.


First honors: Jessie Back, Randal Baker, Evan Berling, Abram Bieliauskas, Colton Brauning, Jayson Bresnen, Vincent Brickweg, Zachary Bryant, John Burger, Kevin Bush, Andrew Campbell, James Ciolino, Jacob Cole, Alexander Cornelius, Andrew Damon, Christopher Davey, Zachary Dillman, Matthew Frede, Kyle Gallivan, Kyle Herth, Ryan Holter, Eric Hummeldorf, Brandon Humphrey, Brett Humphrey, Benjamin Ingle, Kyle Jacob, Ryan Jesse, Alexander Kah, Joseph Keckeis, Isaac Kerr, Alex Kerth, Zachary Klensch, Kevin Kluesener, Brian Lester, Andrew Lonneman,

Jay Louden, Alan Luken, Anthony Maccarone, Jacob McBee, Randall Meiners, Benjamin Moeller, Maximillian Murphy, Tyrin Nelson, Travis Nieman, Jimmy Powers, Eric Roetting, Nicholas Rumpke, Theodore Ruwe, Michael Schmidt, Daniel Schneider, Andrew Silber, Mark Specker, Zachary Starkey, Andrew Steinmetz, Kyle Sterwerf, Nicholas Taylor, Adam Tullius, Matthew Turner, Joseph Ulm, Tyler Vidourek, Thomas Volker, Michael Volpe, Matthew Vormbrock, Jacob Vulhop, Gregory Walden, Samuel Wenke, Matthew Westermeyer, Tobiah Weyer, Michael Wilder, Matthew Woeste and Zachary Yearion. Second honors: R. Shane Barnes, Jason Berling, Jonas Bieliauskas, Cameron Bommer, Collin Boschert, Nicholas Buganski, Trey Casey, Zachary Clements, Kyle Comer, Zachary Dangel, Luke Eschenbach, Tyler Fox, Cody Gamm, Cory Gamm, John Garrity, Ryan Gundlach, David Hebeler, James Hill, John Hoeweler, Dexter Hummeldorf, Andrew Kummer, Joshua Ludwig, Nathaniel Morabito, Matthew Nie, Andrew Otten, Tyler Papania, Kristopher Richmond, John Richter, Stephen Rieger, Brandon Saho, Benjamin Schneider, Logan Sillies, Jeremy Swafford, Tristan VandeRyt, Samuel Wanstrath, Matthew Watters, George Welling and Zachary Wesley.

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Korb, Hyland lead Elder at state By Tony Meale


Elder High School seniors Ian Korb (left, facing) and Kevin Hyland (right, facing) shake hands with their opponents before the state finals March 5 in Columbus. Korb fell 3-1 to Twinsburg junior Michael Baker, while Hyland lost 1-0 to Copley senior Sam Wheeler.

Despite some heartbreaking losses, the Elder High School wrestling team nonetheless had one of its best showings at the state tournament in recent memory. The Panthers advanced five wrestlers to the OHSAA State Wrestling Championships, which were March 3-5 in Columbus, and all five wrestlers placed. • Senior Ian Korb (171) blitzed through the first three rounds of the tournaments but fell 3-1 in overtime in the finals to Twinsburg junior Michael Baker. It was Korb’s first loss of the season. Korb advanced to the finals after beating Dublin Coffman senior Matt Muncrief (pinfall), Lakewood St. Edward junior Jacob Davis (8-3) and Springboro junior Brandon Walker (3-2). He finishes 38-1. Korb is the third wrestler in school history to place at state three times. He was third at 171 as a junior and eighth at 160 as a sophomore. • Senior Kevin Hyland (189) advanced to the finals before falling to Cop-

ley senior Sam Wheeler 1-0. Hyland advanced to the championship bout after beating Maple Heights sophomore Devin Williams (13-1), Lakewood St. Edward junior James Suvak (3-0) and Rhodes senior Irayel Williams (3-0). Hyland finishes 45-6. • Junior Nick Nusekabel (285) went 5-1 and placed third. He lost to Centerville senior and eventual state champion Kyle Ross, who capped an undefeated 35-0 season, 10-1 in the second round. Nusekabel, however, reeled off four straight wins, defeating Massillon Perry junior Doug Mayes 3-0 in the third-place match. • Junior Tyler Hardtke (152) placed fifth after going 4-2. Both losses were to Beavercreek sophomore Nick Corba by one and two points, respectively. After losing to Corba 4-3 in the opening round, Hardtke responded with three straight victories – including a win over Moeller junior Michael Blum. Hardtke defeated Marysville Tyler Miller 5-4 in the fifth-place match. All but one of Hardtke’s


Fitzpatrick and Andriot perform at state

Oak Hills seniors Ryan Fitzpatrick (160) and Logan Andriot (215) performed at the OHSAA State Wrestling Championships March 3-5 in Columbus. Both went 1-2. Fitzpatrick fell in the first round by major decision to Wadsworth senior and eventual state runner-up Sheldon Brandenburg. Fitzpatrick downed Wooster senior Zach Ellsworth 18-5 in the consolation round before losing to North Canton Hoover senior Ryan Teis 9-0. Fitzpatrick finishes with a 37-8 record. Andriot, on the other hand, fell by pinfall to East Cleveland Shaw senior Antinio Longino in the first round and beat Dublin Scioto junior Wes King 7-1 in the consolation bracket. He bowed out against Maple Heights junior Almonte Patrick. Andriot finishes 36-7. Fitzpatrick and Andriot both finished runner-up at districts. matches were decided by two points or fewer. He finishes the season 37-8. • Junior Rahkim Johnson (215) went 4-2 and placed fifth. He defeated Maple Heights junior Almonte Patrick 4-0 in the fifth-place match – this after falling to Patrick 2-1 in the opening round. Johnson finishes 24-8.

Elder falls to Princeton in sectional finals By Tony Meale

Hudson Klauke did it again. In the final game of the regular season Feb. 18 at St. Xavier, the Elder High School senior guard hit a game-tying shot in the wan-

ing seconds of regulation to send the GCL-South showdown into overtime. The Panthers won 61-54 in what was head coach Joe Schoenfeld’s 300th career win. Klauke, however, didn’t stop there; he brought his high-wire act to the postseason.


Elder senior forward Dominic Glatthaar (2) drives to the hoop against Colerain. He finished with five points, six rebounds and two blocks.


Oak Hills High School senior Jared Vanderpohl, left, and Moeller senior Charlie Byers battle for a loose ball during the sectional semifinals March 1 at Lakota West. Oak Hills fell 62-33 to finish the season 5-17. The Highlanders went 5-7 in their final 12 games after an 0-10 start.

With Elder trailing Colerain 48-47 in the sectional semifinals March 2 at Princeton, Klauke hit a bucket with four seconds remaining to put the Panthers up 49-48. “That’s two games in a row for him,” Schoenfeld said after the win. Colerain’s out-of-bounds play fell short at the buzzer. “We killed them by one,” Schoenfeld joked, relieved that his seniors would get to play another game. Klauke finished with seven points, while senior Corey Cason has teamhighs of 13 points and seven rebounds. Seniors Alex Viox and Ross Tierney scored nine and eight, respectively. “The seniors played real hard,” Schoenfeld said. “Corey did a great job and had a lot of rebounds in the second half, and Alex and Ross both had good games around the basket.” The Panthers won despite getting outrebounded 37-25, including 17-10 on the offensive glass. Nevertheless, they led 19-18 at halftime. “I told the guys at halftime that we were playing good defense; we just weren’t getting rebounds,” Schoenfeld said. “We did a much better job of that in the second half. It was just a barnburner of a game.” Unfortunately for the Panthers, their season came to a close in the sectional finals March 5 at the University of Cincinnati. No. 11 Elder fell to No. 4 Princeton 52-38 in a rematch of the Feb. 15 affair, when the Vikings prevailed 51-38 at home. Cason and Viox led Elder with 10 points apiece. Princeton (18-4, 11-3) advances to face Greater Miami Conference rival Lakota East in the district


Elder High School senior guard Hudson Klauke, left, reads the defense while being guarded by Colerain sophomore Bryan Porter in the sectional semifinals March 2 at Princeton. Klauke hit the game-winning basket with four seconds remaining, as Elder prevailed 49-48. It was the second time in as many games that Klauke’s fourth-quarter heroics helped the Panthers to victory.

Other boys hoops action • No. 28 Oak Hills fell to No. 1 Moeller 62-33 in the sectional semifinals March 1. • No. 12 Western Hills fell to No. 4 Princeton 68-47 in the sectional semifinals March 2. • No. 14 St. Xavier beat No. 29 Loveland 50-20 in the sectional semifinals March 1. St. X fell to No. 2 Lakota East 45-32 in the sectional finals March 5. It finals March 12. Despite the loss, Elder (12-10, 4-6), which trailed 8-0 after the first quarter, accomplished its pre-playoff

is the Bombers’ first losing season since 1996-97. They finish 10-12 (3-7). • No. 3 La Salle beat No. 34 Amelia 87-30 in the sectional semifinals March 2 and No. 13 Aiken 72-56 in the sectional finals March 5. La Salle plays Meadowdale in the district finals March 5 at UD Arena. goal of playing on a college floor. “A sectional final with this year’s team is a good thing,” Schoenfeld said.


Elder senior Hudson Klauke, left, and Ross Tierney, right, box out Colerain freshman Bennie Kiere. Tierney finished with eight points.

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La Salle’s Byrd takes state runner-up By Tony Meale

Max Byrd did it again. And he keeps getting better. The La Salle High School junior 119-pounder advanced to the OHSAA State Wrestling Championships for the third straight year, and for the third straight year he earned a spot on the podium. Byrd was seventh in the 112pound division as a freshman and sixth at 119 as a sophomore. This year, Byrd finished state runner-

up in what was considered by many to be the hardest weight class in Ohio. “The goal every year is to peak at the right time and to be mentally and physically prepared for the postseason,” La Salle wrestling coach Avery Zerkle said. “Max does a great job at adjusting in all regards and thrives on high-pressure matches. His hard work and dedication to training to reach his goals are the key. He wrestles year-round to stay ahead of the competition.”

The state tournament, which was held March 3-5 in Columbus, was proof of that. Byrd opened with a 7-0 win over St. Ignatius senior Willie Long before earning a 12-4 major decision over Amherst Steele junior Mark Matos. In the semifinals, Byrd bested Youngstown Boardman junior and three-time, state-placer John Dillon. The 3-2 decision earned Byrd a finals berth against Lakewood St. Edward sophomore Dean Heil, who last year won a state title in

the 103-pound division. Byrd, seeking to become the second state champion in Lancers history, fell 7-2. He finishes the season 45-5. “There is no question that Max is one of the top wrestlers in the state,” Zerkle said. Byrd advanced to state after winning a district title Feb. 26 at Fairfield. He is the seventh wrestler in La Salle history to win a district title and just the second since 1983. Joe Kaake won districts at 119 in 2005.

Byrd outlasted Colerain senior Jake Hammer and Moeller senior Brian MacVeigh, who finished second and third, respectively. “All three of these guys have been battling for years,” La Salle head coach Avery Zerkle said. “They are all great wrestlers and even better young men.” Byrd will have his fourth final try at a state title next season, as he strives to join Neal Meyer in the school’s parade of champions. Meyer won a state title in the 155-pound division in 1976.

West High inducts 5 in Hall of Honor

Playing for others

Organizers of the Bluegrass-Buckeye Charity Holiday Classic present a check to charity on Feb. 1 at Oak Hills High School. High school basketball teams that participated in the holiday classic raised $10,000 for local charities. Oak Hills was one of 10 boys high school basketball teams from Ohio and Kentucky that played games in the ninth annual classic in December at Northern Kentucky University’s Bank of Kentucky Center. The money went to the Ruth Lyons Children’s Fund, Neediest Kids of All and WSNS Academy. In its nine-year history, the Bluegrass-Buckeye Charity Holiday Classic has donated more than $98,000 to local charities. The other Ohio teams were Colerain, Aiken, Princeton and St. Xavier. The Kentucky teams were Dixie Heights, Ryle, Covington Catholic, Mason County and Holmes. From left are Dick Murgatroyd (BBCHC board member), JJ Wales (executive director for Neediest Kids of All), Sheree Paolello (TV5 news anchor representing Ruth Lyons Children's Fund), Dwight Malloy (WSNS Academy) and Bob Griffin (BBCHC board member).

BRIEFLY Conference accolades

Four Thomas More College athletes were recently named All-PAC by the conference’s head coaches, including sophomore forward/center Katie Kees, a Mercy High School graduate who was named honorable mention. She led the team in rebounding with 7.6 rpg and blocked shots with 60, which ranked second in the PAC. Kees also averaged 5.3 ppg, and had 30 steals and 41 assists. • College of Mount St. Joseph senior Abby LaRosa, a Mercy High School graduate was recently named Honorable Mention All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. LaRosa, a guard, led the team in assists and steals and was third in scoring this past season. Her 94 assists are a Mount single-season record (since the 1990-1991 season).

MSJ recruits for football

The following student athletes will attend The College of Mount St. Joseph and play football in the fall. • Joey Robertson, Bishop Fenwick High School, 5-foot9, 190-pound, running back. • Konnor Blevins, Lakota West High School, Miami University transfer, 6-foot-2, 230pound, linebacker. • Jacob Howarth, Columbus North High School, 6-foot-1, 270-pound, offensive lineman. • Jordan Collins, Pickerington North High School, 5foot-10, 265-pound, defensive lineman. • Shane Fullerton, Thomas Worthington High School, 5foot-8, 220-pound, fullback. • Alex Staker, Notre Dame High School, 6-foot-1, 220-

pound, linebacker. • Ben Porter, Oak Hills High School, 5-foot-11, 230pound, offensive lineman. • Bobby Grogan, Elder High School, 6 feet, 2 inches, 275 pounds.

CPS hall of fame

A total of 14 outstanding alumni of Cincinnati Public Schools will be enshrined as the Class of 2011 in the CPS Athletic Hall of Fame, April 12, at Cincinnati State. Their accomplishments range from football, basketball and baseball to tennis and track and field. The earliest honoree is from the class of 1933 and the most recent from 1990. The Class of 2011 inductees are: Don Zimmer, David Plunkett, Vinnie Clark, Carl Ward, Dick Ernst, Joby Haynes, Tonya Hunt, Willis Conatser, Steve Sheehan, Janie Fairall, Larry Elsasser, Bill Talbert, Eddie Brinkman and Sam Stoller. Zimmer, Plunkett, Clark, Ward, Ernst, Haynes, Hunt and Conatser were nominated in the Living Athlete Category. Sheehan and Fairall in the Coaches Category and Elsasser, Talbert, Brinkman and Stoller in the Posthumous Athlete Category. The inductees will be enshrined at a dinner and ceremony, presented by the Midwest Culinary Institute. John Popovich, WCPO-TV sports director, will be the emcee. The ceremony and dinner are open to the public. Banquet tickets are $30 each, and individuals wishing to purchase tickets or a table may call 363-0411. A ticket is required for entry to the event.

football he was MVP his senior year and secondteam all-city. He played basketball at the University of Cincinnati, industrial league softball and basketball, and on the Oak Hills Swim and Racquet Club Tennis Team. Pat Riley, class of 1960, earned three varsity letters in football at West High, named to the 1958 and 1959 PHSL All-Stars, 1959 Post & Times Star First Team, 1959 Enquirer Prep All-Star First Team Offense, and 1960 First Team AllCity. He was on the gymnastics and track teams, placing first in the 1960 PHSL Track Meet 120-yard high hurdles, and Elder Track Meet low hurdles and high jump. At Northwestern University he lettered three years in football, named MVP his sophomore and senior years, winning All-Midwest honors as first-team defense 1964 in Football Magazine. Phil Brown, 1971, was a three-year varsity letterman in baseball at Western Hills High School, winning AllPHSL and All-City honors. He was on the Wilson

Freight second-place team in the Connie Mack World Series. He played baseball at the University of Cincinnati, receiving the “Jimmy Nippert Award” for top student athlete scholar. He was named Cincinnati Softball Player of the Year in 1984. Since 1998 he has been Elder High School’s assistant varsity baseball coach, named Assistant Coach of the Year by the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association in 2008. Jennifer Hogan Condon, class of 1996, received four varsity letters in volleyball, three varsity letters in basketball, and four varsity letters in softball, as a starter sophomore through senior years. In volleyball she was named Cincinnati Post Scholar Athlete of the Week in 1995, and was captain on the league championship basketball team. In softball, she was firstteam, all-league and all-city in 1995. She played fall and spring select soccer and summer AAU basketball. At Wilmington College she let-

tered in softball and volleyball. Pat O’Brien, Western Hills High School’s head football coach from 19751985, holds the most wins as football coach in the school’s history, winning two PHSL and one Metro County Conference Championship. He was selected Coach of the Year three times, and head coach of the West All-Star team two times. He coached Western Hills High School’s girls volleyball three years. He was honored for 25 years of service working with the Red Cross. He is on the Ohio Buckeye Senior Olympics Volleyball Team, winning National Championships in the 1965-1969, 1970-1974, and 1975-1979 age groups, and qualifying for the 2011 National Senior Olympic Games in Houston, Texas. Please make your reservation to attend the “Hall of Honor” Dinner for the induction of these outstanding athletes into the Mustang sports hall of fame.

SIDELINES Oldtimers hall of fame ceremony

The Price Hill Baseball Oldtimers is having its 59th annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at The Farm, 239 Anderson Ferry Road, Delhi Township. Included in this year’s ceremony will be special guest Tommy Helms, the 1966 National League Rookie of the Year, Gold Glove Winner in 1970 and 1971 and All Star selection in 1967 and 1968. His career batting average was .269. He had 1,342 career hits and 477 career runs batted in. Tickets are available from Mike Kunnen by calling 921-9000, or one of the Oldtimers board of directors. Tickets are $30. Reserving a table of six qualifies that table for a drawing for two dinners at The Farm.

Fall soccer registration

Oak Hills Soccer Association SAY Soccer will have in-person registration for the fall season at Oak Hills High School from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, in the gym, and Saturday, April 16, in the Commons Area. Mail-in registrations will also be accepted starting April 1. OHSA has three programs: the Little Kickers program is for players who are ages 4 or 5 as of July 31; the Regular SAY program is for ages 6 (by Sept. 30), through 13 (by July 31); and the Minors/Seniors SAY program is for players 14 through 18 (by July 31). Visit for information and a mail in registration form. There will also be a special meeting following the registration at 3:05 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, to talk to persons who can help with some of the many duties required in order to run the soccer association. The more people involved, the easier it is for everyone. The organization needs help in areas like girls coordinator, boys coordinator, registrations coordinator, communications coordinator, uniform-equipment coordinator, fields coordinator, Little Kickers coordinator, Minors-Seniors coordinator and assistant coordinator(s). Come to this meeting to find out more information.

1242, or Ray Penno at 681-8687. Play begins April 21.

Adult soccer leagues

Adult soccer leagues will be offered at the Miami Whitewater Forest Soccer Complex in Miamitown. People can choose from men, women and co-ed leagues. Games will be played on Saturday mornings and afternoons. Cost for the spring league is $425 for the 11v11 division, and includes referee fees for the seven-game season. Spring leagues will begin April 2. New this year is a five-game summer league. Cost for this league is $300. Register for the spring and summer leagues together, and get a discounted price of $675. Game and practice fields are also available for lease at Sharon Woods, Francis Recreacres and Miami Whitewater Forest Soccer Complex.

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The Western Hills High School “Hall of Honor” Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 16, at The Meadows on ClevesWarsaw Pike. Guest speaker will be Butch Jones, UC Bearcat head football coach. Cost for the “Hall of Honor” Dinner is $45 per person or $360 for a table of eight. For information about making a reservation, contact AWHAA President Dick McCoy, 941-4180 or, or Treasurer Bill Meier, 451-4347 or m. Highlighting the event will be the induction into the Mustang sports hall of fame of the following four exceptional alumni athletes and one coach: Chris Rembold, class of 1955, received seven varsity letters while involved with basketball, football, track and tennis at West High, earning an “AllAround Letter” in sports. In basketball, he was cocaptain, MVP, and all-city first-team, Enquirer and Post. He played in the 4th Annual Greater Cincinnati All-Star basketball game. In

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Western Hills Press

March 9, 2011


Seriously, (Al) Ostendorf, can you not simply allow some good things in life to happen without the readers of the Western Hills Press being subjected to your negative political beliefs? Last week you saw fit to draw political conclusions to two wonderful programs that allow less fortunate girls to experience the fun of going to their school proms. I think it is a great thing that less fortunate girls are given this opportunity. You see fit to hold something against these girls because they are given free dresses that are usually only worn once? I find that sad and pathetic. Why must this be a political issue? Christians are taught that the least amongst us are more worthy in God’s eyes. I was always taught that we were meant to help out those less fortunate. Unlike you sir, I happen to feel very lucky for all that I have and realize at any moment it can all be gone. Not one of us has not made it through life without help. Not “hand out” or “hand up” nonsense, just help! Speaking as a father of a daughter going to prom, I see no difference in the young ladies who bought a dress, had their parents buy one for them or received one as a display of giving from the community. Scott Fisbeck Cheviot

Thanks for dentists

Our son Jake plays junior varsity basketball for Elder High School and he was injured during a recent game on a Friday night. He had his front tooth fractured by an inadvertent elbow on a rebound. We were so worried since it was clearly a dental emergency and past normal dental office hours. Elder’s team dentist, Dr. William O’Connor, was notified and he willingly met us immediately at his office, even though he was out with his family. Dr. O’Connor was able to stabilize the situation and saw Jake several more times during the next few days to ensure Jake was pain-free and even made Jake a special mouthpiece so that he was able to continue to play basketball for the rest of the season. During the week that followed, Jake was seen by several other dental specialists, Dr. Timothy Reddy, Dr. Michael Toms and Dr. Lawrence Hannan, all of whom were so willing to see Jake at a moment’s notice and spent time helping us determine the best course of treatment for Jake. We cannot thank these professionals enough, especially Dr. O’Connor and his staff of wonderful women who were so helpful and patient with our family through this entire process. Thank you. Jeannie and TJ Hilvert Cleves

Right to speak

Something is rotten, but not in Denmark. It is in Green Township. I believe that Dressler and Smith have hit the “hot button” about unethical practices in Green Township. If no unethical practices were committed by our trustees, why has Trustee Winkler completely taken away our right to speak (Feb. 14) at the open trustee meetings? Was this done to avoid answering questions about unethical practices concerning her office? The new rule is she will only speak privately with you in her office. I can only presume that

anything said there, if she does not agree, will end up in her File X. Let’s start limiting terms of service. This situation is what you get when elected officials have been around too long. They become control freaks. I support Dressler and Smith. Elected officials are there to serve us while in office with ethics and integrity. Being honest and adhering to moral principles does not include taking away our freedom of speech. We have the right to address issues at these township meetings. Marian Nusekabel Mack

Move on

Let me start by saying I voted for the school levy. I am puzzled why the district is pursuing re-purposing Taylor High School. One of the main arguments for a new school was the antiquated condition of the existing buildings. Why would a community college want to move into a building that was deemed by the community to be inadequate to educate the district’s children? What changed? Retaining Taylor will only add costs. It’s time to sell the assets and move on. Tom Tegenkamp Miami Heights

Good-bye, Coach

I was very saddened to read of the recent death of Coach Don McMillan, retired athletic director and coach at Taylor High School. I’m sure all Taylor alumni remember him as well. My first encounter with Coach McMillan was as a 7-year-old learning to swim in the Three Rivers summer swimming program at Taylor High School pool, then years later at Taylor High School he was my physical education teacher. And everyone (students and faculty) knew him as “Coach.” I would like to propose that Three Rivers dedicate the athletic fields at the new school building as the Donald “Coach” McMillan Athletic Complex. Thanks for the memories, Coach. Greg Hoffman Green Township



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Not political issue


Tracy Winkler and the rest of the Green Township trustees and this administration owe the taxpayers answers, but are afraid the answer them, such as: Why are we losing $1.4 million a year with trustee family members running our township lodges? Why is it going to cost homeowners $40 to $60 more for basic and paramedic runs after you got levy increases? Why did we add safety personnel, including a CSI specialist that the county could not afford, to a township that did not get any bigger in area or population? And why do we continue to waste money on so-called township greenspace? The last time I looked, this is still America and this township is still in it. If the trustees are afraid to answer questions for their actions and their personnel, then quit and move to Libya. Gaddafi runs your kind of meetings, has his family members as heads of state and does not answer to anybody either. Paul Eggleston Green Township






Police, fire need collective bargaining The politicians have smoke screened supporters of SB 5 by blaming unions’ collective bargaining for the current fiscal crises. To put things in perspective 9 percent of the state’s budget goes to state employees’ salary and benefits while over 30 percent is spent on Medicaid. The politicians have a past and on-going track record of inefficient use of our hard earned tax dollars and when the smoke clears it will become evident yet again that the politicians are the culprit of our financial budget crises. A few examples of national, state and local political waste: The last stock market/housing crash was a result of failed political policies and mandates that has contributed to a $14 trillion national debt. The federal government has an unfunded liability (mostly social security, Medicare and Medicaid) estimated to be well over $60 trillion. Over 19 percent of Ohioans are on Medicaid; Don’t forget the stadium bait and switch which more than doubled in cost after the vote passed. The Freedom Museum was suppose to be self sustaining, and it hasn’t been; costing taxpayers annually. The latest is the rail car fiasco with a projected cost of $128 million but will more than likely end up costing taxpayers twice that amount. Fay Apartments (a subsidized housing complex) is getting a $36 million upgrade for its 703 units including central air. Not to mention government sponsored “safe link” cell phones with 250 minutes all paid for by the taxpayers. Could these and many other politician programs be the reason spending and deficits are in the “red"? Don’t buy into the politicians blaming collective bargaining for the budget crises. For the city of Cincinnati SB 5 will give full control to the politicians and allow them to put it on the backs of our police and fire by cutting their budgets and making their jobs far more difficult and dangerous. The politicians will use any savings from cutting those budgets to continue being the culprits of tax dollar wasteful frivolous projects.

By the way have we seen any politicians introduce a senate bill that would reduce their exorbitant pay, benefits, pensions and John Rainey health care? This Community is arrogant and and Press guest hypocritical lacks any leadercolumnist ship. The Cincinnati city manager’s salary is $233,850. Our (part-time) city council members voted themselves a $62,000 salary and they don’t collectively bargain! On the other hand our Cincinnati firefighter union members voted overwhelmingly to accept a 0 percent raise for the next two years because we know the economy is in a slump. That shows leadership and collective bargaining working at it’s best. My grandfather was a Cincinnati fireman and he died of lung cancer one month before his retirement. Conditions were not good back then and the need for collective bargaining was imperative for safety and many other items. Ask your grandparents on the abusive conditions from long ago. Keep in mind that history will repeat itself if forgotten. Everyday our firefighters are subjected to HIV, hepatitis, TB, meningitis, cock roaches, rats, bed bugs, chemical and biological hazards and exposures. It is a job that can be brutal on the body. Ask a firefighter if they have ever fallen through a floor or roof of a structure fire. Over 81,000 firefighter injuries occur annually in the United States. Just last week 20 firefighters were injured in a structure fire where a building collapsed on them. I’m sure they have back and other significant injuries. I don’t think that a pension retirement of 60 percent after 25 years in a job of this nature is out of control. The physical demands and wear on the body shortens a fireman’s ability to work in this profession as opposed to other

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Covedale: Make it 53rd neighborhood The residents of Covedale are demanding equal recognition because the identity of Covedale as a separate neighborhood in Cincinnati is what is best for the neighborhood that we live in, the surrounding neighborhoods and the city of Cincinnati. This is about continuing the success that Covedale has seen through years, improving our position in the city and in the region as an affordable community within the city limits that provides a variety of amenities. This isn’t a move we are making because we think we are better than anyone else. We feel this is necessary because we have different needs than our neighbors in West Price Hill. In 1930, Covedale was annexed in to the city of Cincinnati. It was not annexed into West Price Hill, just into the city of Cincinnati. The debate prior to 1930 was if Covedale would become a village or become part of Cincinnati. Long story short, Covedale became part of the city. Through the years, the Covedale identity has become muddled and full of controversy. This is due to the way the city recognizes “official” neighborhoods and the Price Hill Civic Club

actively stretching the neighborhood boundaries to include C o v e d a l e through the years. The fact is that the West Darryl Side suffers from Cordrey II neighborhoods are too large Community that and have Press Guest become unmanColumnist ageable, including the West Price Hill neighborhood. When you have “neighborhoods” over 20,000 residents run by community councils that are attended by an average of less than 50 people and the same people are elected over and over again, you have neighborhoods that become stale and community councils that become too political and lack vision and leadership. The community needs a comprehensive strategy for both neighborhoods. For Covedale the goal would be to enhance our image as the gateway to Cincinnati from western suburbs. We need a plan that grows our theater district as a unique and vibrant area, enhancing our hous-

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In 1930, Covedale was annexed in to the city of Cincinnati. It was not annexed into West Price Hill. ing stock and value by promoting such areas as the Covedale Garden District and Overlook Heights as communities within Covedale. The key is to not only grow our neighborhood, but improve the surrounding neighborhoods in this process. The neighborhoods that thrive in Cincinnati are the ones that have the residents engaged and strong leadership. In Covedale, we have wonderful residents that want Covedale to succeed as a vibrant neighborhood that is part of Cincinnati. New leaders are emerging, some that are third and fourth generation West Side residents, along with some that have moved to Covedale from other neighborhoods and other states. We want one thing, and that is for Covedale to become a separate neighborhood as it was before 1930. This is the best result for those that live in Covedale and for the city of Cincinnati. Darryl Cordrey II is a member of the Covedale Neighborhood Association.



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Members of the Our Lady of Lourdes junior high choir and some teachers surprised the whole school during the Catholic School Week assembly Feb. 4 with a flash mob. A flash mob is a song and dance started by one or two people, then builds adding more people. The choir choreographed “We’re All in This Together,” a song for school spirit.

Mob activities

Members of the Our Lady of Lourdes junior high choir and some teachers perform a flash mob during a Catholic Schools Week assembly

Our Lady of Lourdes students cheered wildly as members of the junior high choir and some teachers surprised the whole school with a flash mob.


Wanda Schoenfeld, a fifth-grade teacher, tries to eat a cookie that was placed on her forehead without using her hands, a contest the teachers had during a school assembly at Our Lady of Lourdes.

Our Lady of Lourdes students on the sideline brook out in a dance while members of the junior high choir and some teachers performed a flash mob.


Western Hills Press

March 9, 2011



Parallel Visions VIII, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road, Works by more than 70 primary, middle and secondary regional art teachers. Exhibit continues through March 25. Free. Presented by College of Mount St. Joseph. 244-4314; Delhi Township. Everything is Water: A Photography Show, 7-9 p.m., Corner BLOC Coffee, 3101 Price Ave., Collection of stories of photographs from Indonesia, Switzerland and the U.S. on how water is a powerful source of life. Free. Through April 30. 886-7388; Price Hill.


Karaoke with Mean Jean, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Club Trio Lounge, 5744 Springdale Road, Karaoke and dance music. Free. Through May 26. 385-1005. Colerain Township.


Richie and Roe Acoustic Duo, 8:30-11:30 p.m., Pirate’s Den, 3670 Werk Road, 4035333; Green Township.


Shout! The Mod Musical, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Sound, fashion and freedom of the 1960s. Infectious pop anthems of Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield and Lulu. $21, $19 students and seniors, $17 subscribers. 2416550; West Price Hill.


Spiritual Series, 1:30-3 p.m., Bayley Place Community Wellness Center, 401 Farrell Court, Free. Registration required. 3475510. Delhi Township. Biblical Conversations with Fr. Tim Schehr, 6:30-8 p.m., Sisters of Charity Spirituality Center, 5900 Delhi Road, $15 series, $5 per session. Reservations required.347-5449. Delhi Township.


Skyline Fundraiser, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Skyline Chili Price Hill, 3714 Warsaw Ave., Bring flyer for part of meal to benefit Seton High School. Flyer available online. Family friendly. Price Hill. F R I D A Y, M A R C H 1 1


Parallel Visions VIII, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township. Everything is Water: A Photography Show, 7-9 p.m., Corner BLOC Coffee, Free. 886-7388; Price Hill.


Wine Tasting, 4-7 p.m., Bridgetown Finer Meats Wine Shop, 6139 Bridgetown Road, $10. Through March 26. 574-3900; Bridgetown. St. James the Greater Fish Fry, 4:30-8 p.m., St. James the Greater - White Oak, 3565 Hubble Road, Undercroft. Baked and fried fish, shrimp, cheese pizza, clam chowder, macaroni and cheese, desserts, pop and beer. Carryout available. Benefits St. James the Greater church activities. 741-5311; White Oak.

Our Lady of Lourdes Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes School, 5835 Glenway Ave., Fried fish, baked salmon, crab cakes, shrimp and kids meals. Sides and more. Carryout available. Benefits Boy Scout troop. $5.75 for sandwich. Presented by Our Lady of Lourdes. 347-2662; Westwood. 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. $1.50-$8. 921-0247; West Price Hill. Wine Tasting, 6-8 p.m., bigg’s Delhi, 5025 Delhi Road, Blind tasting of Irish Creme. Three samples with snacks from the deli and fresh meat counter. $2. 354-1700. Delhi Township. St. Joseph Council Knights of Columbus 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. Green Township. St. Antoninus Boy Scout Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., St. Antoninus Parish, 1500 Linneman Road, Church Undercroft. Includes fried fish, jumbo shrimp, grilled salmon, pizza, soup, desserts and sides. Carryout and drive-thru available. Family friendly. Benefits Boy Scout Troop 614. $5-8 dinners; 75 cents and up for a la carte. Presented by St. Antoninus Boy Scout Troop 614. 922-5400; Green Township.


The Remains, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977. Riverside. S A T U R D A Y, M A R C H 1 2


Parallel Visions VIII, 1-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township. Everything is Water: A Photography Show, 7-9 p.m., Corner BLOC Coffee, Free. 886-7388; Price Hill.


Wine Down After the Holidays, 4-6 p.m., Bayley Place Community Wellness Center, 401 Farrell Court, Learn how to make your own wine. Table Top Brewing demonstrates and educates on how easy process is. Free samples available. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Table Top Brewing. 347-5510. Delhi Township.


Aerial Fitness Class/Flying Trapeze Lessons, 7-8:30 p.m., Western Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Basketball gym. Focus on building muscle and stamina to learn tricks on aerial silks and Spanish web. $55. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Circus Company. 921-0359. Westwood.

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Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Poppy’s Tavern, 5510 Rybolt Road, Free. 574-6333. Green Township.

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK BlueStone Ivory, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 2517977. Riverside.


My Girl Friday, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Luckey’s Irish Pub, 3722 Harrison Ave., Cover band. Free. 662-9222. Cheviot.



UC College-Conservatory of Music Preparatory, 11 a.m.-noon, Bayley Place, 990 Bayley Place Drive, Clavinova Connection piano lab demonstrations. All ages. Part of ArtsWave Sampler Weekends. Free. Presented by ArtsWave. 345-5540; Delhi Township.


Shout! The Mod Musical, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 students and seniors, $17 subscribers. 2416550; West Price Hill. S U N D A Y, M A R C H 1 3


Parallel Visions VIII, 1-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township. Chili Cook-Off, 3-7 p.m., Purcell Council Knights of Columbus, 3621 Glenmore Ave., Includes split-the-pot, silent auctions, raffles and more. Benefits Adoptive Parents Outreach Program of Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio. $13, $10 advance. Presented by Catholic Charities SouthWestern Ohio. 389-1474; Cheviot.



St. Patrick’s Day Dance, 8 p.m.-midnight, Cheviot Memorial Fieldhouse, 3729 Robb Ave., Richie & the Students will perform. Beer, soft drinks and set-ups provided. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Family friendly. $15. Presented by Cincinnati Oldies and Doo-Wop Association. 231-4059. Cheviot.



Children’s Bingo, 12:30-3:30 p.m., St. Teresa of Avila Church, 1175 Overlook Ave., Bingo, raffles, prizes and food. One bingo card, slice of pizza, drink and snack included with admission. Family friendly. $4. Presented by St. Teresa of Avila School. 471-4530. West Price Hill. M O N D A Y, M A R C H 1 4

ART EXHIBITS Parallel Visions VIII, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township. Everything is Water: A Photography Show, 7-9 p.m., Corner BLOC Coffee, Free. 886-7388; Price Hill. T U E S D A Y, M A R C H 1 5



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


“Shout! The Mod Muscial” ends its run this weekend at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave. The final performances are 8 p.m. Thursday, March 10, through Saturday, March 12, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 13. Tickets are $21, and $19 for students and seniors. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 241-6550. Pictured from left are cast members Michelle Wells, Taryn Bryant, Melinda Bird, Danielle Muething and Eileen Earnest.

Applaud the Impaler, 7 p.m., Harvey’s, 4520 W. Eighth St., With Of Abysmal Descent, Two Times to Die and Allies Aside. Larger side of bar features Prospect Hill with Tower of Silence, Detrimental, Winter Rising and Wicked Intent. $10, $8; $5 advance. 8276059; Delhi Township.


Shout! The Mod Musical, 2 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 students and seniors, $17 subscribers. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

Bob Cushing, 9 p.m., Off Kilt’r Pub, 5705 Cheviot Road, 662-6789. Green Township.

Parallel Visions VIII, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township. Everything is Water: A Photography Show, 7-9 p.m., Corner BLOC Coffee, Free. 886-7388; Price Hill.


Line Dance Class, 10-11 a.m., Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane, Line dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Through Nov. 29. 321-6776. West Price Hill.


Free Jazzercise Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m., Jazzercise Delhi Fitness Center, 6109 Cleves Warsaw Pike, Classes also available at 4:20 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Unlimited Jazzercise for new customers. 598-4843; Delhi Township.


The Fair Society: Responsible Leadership and the Pursuit of Social Justice, 7-8 p.m., College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road, College Theatre. Peter Corning makes argument that humans have innate sense of fairness and that it must be basis for any stable and harmonious society. Free. 244-4504; Delhi Township.

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Green Township Democratic Club Monthly Meeting, 7 p.m., Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road, Current issues discussed. Bring snack to share, if possible. Free. Presented by Green Township Democratic Club. Through Dec. 21. 574-4308. Green Township.


Pioneer Antique and Hobby Club Monthly Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road, Mulberry Room. Guests welcome. Registration required. Presented by Pioneer Antique and Hobby Club. 451-4822. Green Township. Oak Hills Special Needs Network, 7-8:30 p.m., Oak Hills High School, 3200 Ebenezer Road, For adults with special needs and those without. Includes games and socializing. Bring a favorite game and a snack to share. 574-4641; e-mail Green 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 27. $5 for materials. Registration required. 471-5483; Monfort Heights.


Dining to Donate, 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m., Applebee’s-Westwood, 5050 Crookshank, Bring flyer for part of meal to benefit Seton High School. Flyer available online. Family friendly. 451-3015; Westwood. T H U R S D A Y, M A R C H 1 7

ART & CRAFT CLASSES Art Thursday, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Price Hill Branch Library, 3215 Warsaw Ave., Get creative and unleash your imagination. Ages 512. Different art project each month. Free. 369-4490; East Price Hill.


Square Dance, 10-11:30 a.m., Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane, With Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. 3216776. West Price Hill.


Workshop for Parents With Special Needs Children, 6-8 p.m. The Diagnosis: Parent Panel representing child pre-school age through high school. Life stories on what works then and now., Oak Hills Local School District Office, 6325 Rapid Run Road, The Parenting Coalition of Hamilton County along with the Oak Hills School District present training and resources. Includes refreshments and a light meal. Adults only. Free. Registration required. Presented by Oak Hills Local School District. 598-2945; Delhi Township.


St. Patrick’s Day Party, 2 p.m., Luckey’s Irish Pub, 3722 Harrison Ave., Drink and menu specials. $1 green beer 2-6 p.m. Music by Steve and Dave at 8 p.m. Free. 662-9222. Cheviot. St. Patrick’s Day with COLD Tuna, 8 p.m.midnight, Poppy’s Sports Bar and Grill, 6611 Glenway Ave., Free. 574-4939. Bridgetown.


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; Riverside.


Community Mental Health Assistance, 1-3 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd., Mental health support with Recovery International. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Recovery International. 379-6233. Cheviot. W E D N E S D A Y, M A R C H 1 6


Parallel Visions VIII, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township. Everything is Water: A Photography Show, 7-9 p.m., Corner BLOC Coffee, Free. 886-7388; Price Hill.


Multi-platinum and Grammy-award-winning singer-songwriter James Taylor and his band will perform at the Aronoff Center at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 12. Special guest is Ben Taylor. For tickets, visit or call 513-621-2787.


The Cincinnati International Wine Festival, held March 10-12 at the Duke Energy Convention Center, will feature more than 600 domestic and international wines from more than 100 exhibitors. Grand Tasting tickets are $60-$70 in advance, with a $5 increase if purchased at the door; Special Tasting Room tickets are $35 with purchase of a Grand Tasting ticket; and charity auction and luncheon tickets are $125. The festival benefits local charities. For tickets and tasting times, visit or call 513-723-9463.


March 9, 2011

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We have only a limited time in which to bloom It is easier to be a couch potato than an Olympic participant. There are no gold medals for sitting and watching. To be a contestant in the Olympics requires that a person be able to say “no” to themselves and “yes” to a goal. To be a participant in intensifying life we must learn to say “no” to ourselves and “yes” to soul growth. For years an Olympian athlete must say “no” to an easier way of life; “no” to sleeping in; “no” to eating what they want; “no” to doing whatever they feel like doing. How we hate to say “no” ourselves. Yet, to live a successful life it’s necessary. Good parents frequently say “no” to themselves so they can say “yes” to their children; athletes say “no” to their comfort and “yes” to difficult training in order to win; loving spouses say “no” to tantalizing affairs in order to say “yes” to their own love relationship; and resolute students say “no”

to television so they can say “yes” to their homework and a brighter Father Lou future. A l l Guntzelman such selfPerspectives discipline i s extremely difficult. Many Christians are just beginning a six-week period of spiritual self-discipline called Lent. The type of discipline chosen is determined by the person who takes their spiritual growth seriously. Lent is a sort of reality check on ourselves. A television “reality show” is one where we sit and watch how others handle their lives and on-screen relationships. In Lent we are called upon to honestly look at our own lives. We ask, “How well am I really living my life, my relationships, my responsibilities?

Where we see we’re deficient in some way we select some plan to work on our weaknesses in this concentrated period of time. What are some of the disciplines we might consider? Traditionally, Lenten observers “give up” something or “take on” some worthwhile action. The main areas ripe for discipline are food, money, time and relationships. Food is given up by fasting; money by almsgiving to the poor or those who help the poor; overly busy people moderate their busyness by “taking on” periods of silent meditation, reflection and prayer; and relationships are deepened by sharing more quality time together. Once I suggested to a group of married people that a husband might consider taking his wife out to eat dinner once a week during Lent. They smiled and thought I was kidding. I wasn’t. What really frightens some people is to suggest

that they stay away from the computer, or turn off the television, one night a week. Instead, they could read, talk, play games as a family. That suggestion is usually greeted by rolling eyes and a desperate cry, “Then what will we do?” Only gradually do we discover that self-discipline counteracts self-centered egos and the tendency toward instant gratification and ease. It develops a certain mental toughness and sense of responsibility. Too many lives are floundering, aimless and stuck in a rut. Lent urges us to take charge of our own life. Replace stress with inner peace. Cool the superficial dramas, and get ready for a new springtime in our lives. These six weeks of Lent present an opportunity to move ahead. A Jewish sage offers this wonderful image: “Every blade of grass has an angel hovering over it saying

‘Grow!’ ‘Grow!’ ” If we listen closely, we’ll hear the same call encouraging us this Lenten springtime. Father Lou Guntzelman is a

Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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New city website allows 24/7 access Cincinnati residents and businesses now have convenient 24/7 access to city services through a new online portal, www. Through the new website, customers can find a menu of the most requested services and answers to the most frequently asked questions that come to the City. One of the most direct results of the 2011-2012 budget is in the city’s customer service call center, or 591-6000. Because of staff reductions, customers calling the phone line are likely to encounter increased wait times and an automated phone menu, rather than an attendant. They are encouraged to utilize the website for more efficient and convenient access. “While this is a difficult measure to take, the government is using this as an opportunity to move to other means of meeting customer service needs, namely through technology,” said City Manager Milton Dohoney Jr. The city has built an enhanced customer service request form online at The site includes a drop down menu for citizens to use in requesting services and offers nearly 40 choices, based on the most frequent requests for service that the call center handled. Additionally, many of the calls into 591-6000 were requests for information rather than requests for service. Again, the offers answers to the most frequently asked questions that came into the call center. Citizens may also access the customer service request form through the city’s main website at If citizens still call into the 591-6000 center, they will hear an enhanced automated phone system which directs the calls to the appropriate department. However, with staff reductions throughout the organization, citizens may go into a voice mail system. The Department of Public Services, which operates the call center on behalf of the

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Brinkman to lead patient services for 4C for Children Carolyn Brinkmann, 4C for Children’s new director of parent services, is charged with implementing 4C’s new strategic plan for work with parents. “4C will continue its traditional service of helping parents find and choose quality child care,” said Elaine Ward, 4C senior vice president and chief operating officer. “But we also want to help all parents establish a foundation of success in school and life for their young children.” This means that 4C, under Brinkmann’s leadership, will focus on educat-

ing parents about child development and help p a r e n t s enhance their parenting skills. Brinkmann Brinkmann brings more than 20 years experience working with vulnerable or at-risk youth and their families. Prior to joining 4C in 2008 to lead the Strengthening Families Initiative in western Cincinnati (an innovative approach to prevent child abuse and neglect), she was the therapeutic services director for Beech Acres Parenting Center. She has

also worked as a mental health therapist for St. Joseph’s Orphanage. She has a master’s degree in art therapy from Wright State University and a bachelor’s degree in art from Xavier University. She lives in Green Township and spends her free time as a running coach and painter. 4C for Children, the pioneering leader, advocate and resource for early childhood education and care in this region since 1972, serves 23 counties from offices in Cincinnati, Dayton and Newport. For information, visit


DunnhumbyUSA has hired Michael Fecher as associate director of the Technical Service Center. He will be responsible for project management and implementing process improvements.

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Cincinnati police officers earn promotion Eleven Cincinnati Police officers were promoted in ceremonies Jan. 20. Police Chief Thomas H. Streicher Jr. presided and administered the oath of office to lieutenants John Cordova and Joseph Milek, sergeants Eric Davis and Anthony Faillace, and specialists Amanda Spellman, Shannon Heine, Jeremy Howard, Jennifer Mitsch, Mark Longworth, Carrie Heuser and John Dotson. The local promotions were to: Cordova served four years with the United States Marine Corps, in the Third Marine Amphibious Brigade at Camp Pendleton, Calif., and with the Second Marine Division at Camp Lejeune, N.C. He became a member of the Cincinnati Police Department in October 1988 when he entered the Police Academy’s 71st Recruit Class, where he was elected class president and was chosen Outstanding Student. His first assignment was on patrol in District Four. He has also served in districts One, Two and Three; in the Central Vice Control Section, Pharmaceutical Diversion Squad, Street Corner Unit; and the Internal Investigations Section. His current assignment is in the Investigative Unit of District Two. He and his wife have three children, and live in North Bend. Milek earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Cincinnati and a master’s degree at Xavier University. He is a veteran who served 10 years with the U.S. Air Force before becoming a member of the Cincinnati Police Department’s 78th Recruit Class in November 1993. His first assignment was on patrol in District One, where he later served

as a neighborhood officer and an investigator. He has also served in districts Three and Four; in the Central Vice Control Section’s Street Corner Unit and General Vice Enforcement Unit; in the Internal Investigations Section; and in the Inspections Section. His current assignment is in the Vortex Unit. He is a graduate of the 120th Administrative Officers Course of the Southern Police Institute. He and his wife live in Green Township with their son and daughter. Davis is a graduate of Forest Park High School, and he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at the University of Cincinnati. From 1985 through 1998 he served in the U.S. Army, on active duty, in the Reserve, and in the National Guard. In July 1996 he entered the Police Academy’s 82nd Recruit Class. His first assignment was on patrol in District Three. Since November 2008 he has served in District Five. He is married to Lt. Lisa Davis, who serves as the department’s Community Oriented Policing coordinator. They are the parents of four children and live in Colerain Township. Faillace is a graduate of Oak Hills High School. In February 1993 he entered the 77th Recruit Class at the Police Academy. His first assignment was on patrol in District Four. Since 1998 he has served in District Three on patrol, in the Violent Crimes Squad, and in the Investigative Unit. Faillace has three children. He and his wife make their home in Green Township. Heine is a graduate of Seton High School, and she pursued studies in business at

Xavier University while also serving as a Cincinnati Police cadet. In July 1998 she entered the 86th Recruit Class at the Police Academy. Her first assignment was on patrol in District Three. Since 2003 she has served in District Three’s Investigative Unit. She is married to Officer John Heine, who works in District One. They are the parents of two daughters, and live in Colerain Township. Mitsch is currently completing requirements for a bachelor’s degree at Xavier University. In January 1998 she entered the 85th Recruit Class at the Police Academy. Her first assignment was on patrol in District Two, where she later served on the Violent Crimes Squad. In 2004 she was transferred to the Criminal Investigation Section’s Personal Crimes Unit, where she served for two years. Her current assignment is in the Homicide Unit. Outside the department, she serves as president of the non-profit Cincinnati Area K9 Search Team dedicated to locating missing persons. Specialist Mitsch and her husband are the parents of two children. Dotson is a graduate of Elder High School. In January 1996 he entered the 81st Recruit Class at the Police Academy. His first assignment was on patrol in District Five. After one year he was transferred to District Three, where he also worked in the Violent Crimes Squad. Since 2006 he has been assigned to the Investigative Unit of District Three. He is married to Specialist Lisa Dotson, who is District One’s crime analyst. They are the parents of five children and live in Green Township.


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TUKANDU starting season March 19 TUKANDU Cycling Club, an organization first formed in 1999, is a tandem cycling club with the purpose of making it possible for blind and visually impaired adults to get out there and cycle right along with others who also love to cycle. With a sighted person on the front (the captain) and a visually impaired person on

the back (the stoker), a team will ride on the Loveland bike trail five, 10, 20, or even 50 miles according to the ability and comfort level of the team. Once again, TUKANDU is starting another season on Saturday, March 19, with its annual meeting and membership drive. Plans will be laid down for the season ending in October.

Members, new and old, sighted and visually impaired will be signing up. There is much to look forward to with events on every second or third Saturday morning and with its refurbished fleet of tandem bicycles just waiting to be ridden. The annual meeting is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 19 at LaRosa’s Pizza at 2411

Boudinot Ave. The group ask of a donation of $8 per person to help with expense of food and beverage. New members or anyone interested in learning about TUKANDU are invited. To reserve a spot, call Robert Rogers, the president, at 513-921-3186 For more information, go to

Nashville Songwriters appearing at St. X The Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society presents the Nashville Songwriters at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 19, in the St. Xavier Performance Center, 600 W. North Bend Road. The show will feature three prominent songwriters – Pam Rose, Chuck Cannon and Chuck Jones – who will perform many of the No. 1 hits they have written and tell the stories behind the songs. Rose has been nominated for two Grammy Awards with songwriting partner Mary Ann Kennedy. Some of her songs include “Ring on her Finger, Time on Her Hands,” “Safe In The Arms of Love” by Martina McBride, and the classic country/pop crossover ballad “I’ll Still Be Loving You,” by Restless Heart, which won her one of her Grammy Nominations. Cannon has been making his name known of late as one of Toby Keith’s top writers. He has written “American Soldier,” “How Do You Like Me Now,” “Dream Walkin” and “We Were In Love,” all No 1 hits

for Keith, as well as. An active champion of songwriters’ issues, he served as President of the Nashville Songwriter’s Association International (2001-2003). He still serves on the board and legislative committees. A native Memphis son, Jones’ compositions embody the spirit and soul of that town. Since moving to Nashville some years ago, he has had his songs recorded by artists as diverse as Patti Labelle, Kenny Rogers, Shelby Lynn, Chris Ledoux, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Charlie Daniels, Deana Carter, Reba McEntire and

Peter Cetera. The three songwriters perform together occasionally at the Bluebird Café, a Nashville hot spot where you can typically see some of Nashville’s finest hanging out or showcasing new material. This will be the first time that the three have ventured outside of Nashville to perform together. Rose has previously performed in Cincinnati with the Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society and offered to put the show together for the organization. “It’s really amazing when someone of Pam Rose’s ilk offers to put a


Rose show together for you and lines up talent like this,” said GCPAS President Pete Ellerhorst. “You will not see this show anywhere else in the country outside of Nashville. Not only will you get the songwriter’s perspective, I’m sure they will have some great stories to go along with the music.” The Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society is a non-profit charity that features a series of seven concerts and uses proceeds to help support local Catholic elementary schools. For information on the show or to purchase tickets, go to or call 484-0157.



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At the opening of the St. Vincent de Paul store in Glenway Crossing were, from left, Liz Carter, executive director of St. Vincent de PaulCincinnati; the Rev. Mark Burger, pastor at Visitation Church; and State Rep. Denise Driehaus (D–31st district). Driehaus presented SVDP with a proclamation from Ohio recognizing the significant role the store will have in the community. Donations of household items and furniture along with men’s shoes and clothing are especially needed right now at the new location. To donate gently used furniture, clothing and household items to any St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store and Donation Center go to For larger items, call 513-421CARE to schedule a free pick-up.

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Hobby Lobby opens new West Side store Hobby Lobby Stores has completed its newly-relocated store just a half mile east of it's former location at 5131 Glencrossing Way. The store employs about 50 to 55 full and part-time employees. “We enlarge a significant num-

ber of stores each year either through expansions or relocations,” said John Schumacher, assistant vice president of advertising. “The original location opened 10 years ago on Jan. 26, 2001. Our rationale for this move is

twofold – to increase exposure for our store in a high traffic area, and to enhance our customers’ shopping experience by providing a wider and more abundant selection of merchandise,” he said. “With the additional square

footage, the new Hobby Lobby location will allow for expansion throughout the store.” Hobby Lobby offers crafts, hobbies, picture framing, jewelry making, fashion fabrics, floral, scrapbooking, cards and party, baskets, wearable art, home

Summerfair looking for 2011 volunteers

Dillard’s cookbook sales help charity

When Summerfair 2011, Cincinnati’s annual fine arts and crafts fair, opens its gates for its 44th year on Friday, June 3, thousands of patrons will enjoy three days of great art, music and food thanks to a large contingent of local volunteers. This year, more than 400 volunteers will be needed to work Summerfair 2011, June 3-5 at Coney Island. “Our dedicated volunteers are a vital component of Summerfair every year,” said Fair Chairman Bob Hinman. “Summerfair is a quite a large undertaking. Much of this wouldn’t be possible without our volunteers. They make everything possible.” Volunteer positions aver-

million to local chapters of Ronald McDonald House Charities through sales of the exclusive Southern Living Christmas Cookbook. The hard-bound cookbook featured 288 pages with

over 340 delicious holiday recipes and ideas. With this year’s record-high contribution Dillard’s has donated over $7.6 million to Ronald McDonald House since 1994.

Locally, this year’s campaign raised $10,000 more than last year’s. To learn more about Cincinnati’s Ronald McDonald House, visit www.

Volunteers help in Y’s Better Together campaign strengthening their community – are joining the Powel Crosley, Jr. YMCA in a grassroots Better Together Campaign to raise $75,000. Donations will go toward helping to provide access for everyone who wishes to become healthier, confident, connected and secure through the Springfield Township YMCA branch. The success of the YMCA’s Better Together Campaign is especially important this year. At a time when the challenges of economic stress are weighing heavily on families and individuals, the need to focus on personal growth is even more impor-

tant. Every day the Y nurtures values, skills, and relationships in young people that lead to positive behavior, better health, and educational achievement. The Y is the place where families spend quality time together, where adults reach personal fitness goals, and where seniors have unique opportunities to improve their health and contribute to their communities. Collectively, the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati distributes over $3 million annually to assist people with memberships, child care, summer camp, sports fees, swimming lessons, and other programs.

Mount students taking break with Habitat The College of Mount St. Joseph is sending 14 students to help families obtain simple, decent and affordable housing during their spring break with Habitat for Humanity in Greenwood, S.C. The students are participants in Habitat’s national alternative break program, Collegiate Challenge. “This is our school’s sixth time traveling during our spring break to help families obtain affordable housing,” says Bridget Kent, Mount junior and president of the Habitat for Humanity club. “We are delighted to be of service to communities.” The group of students and their chaperones will

travel to Greenwood, S.C., this week to work on the Habitat for Humanity home. The students are carpooling to the worksite and will be staying at a local church for the duration of their trip. For the past 22 years, more than 182,000 students have spent their school breaks volunteering across the country through this Habitat for Humanity program. “We recognize that these students could have done a number of things during their spring break and are grateful for their support to help families obtain affordable housing,” said Cody Logsdon, Habitat’s manager of youth volunteer engagement at Habitat for Human-

ity. “The work these students will do during their spring break will have a lasting impact in communities across the country.” Habitat’s Collegiate Challenge is one of the many programs Habitat has to engage youth ages 5 to 25 in Habitat’s work. Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built, rehabilitated, repaired or improved more than 400,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 2 million people.

Although a portion of regular membership fees support operations and programming, none are used for scholarships, making annual fund raising efforts critical to the Y’s mission to build spirit, mind, and body for all. To learn more or to make a donation, please call the Gamble-Nippert YMCA at 661-1105 or visit www.

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Until March 31, neighbors, friends, parents, students, members, and seniors – all of whom share a common passion for strengthening their community – are joining the Gamble-Nippert YMCA in a grassroots Better Together Campaign to raise $35,000. Donations will go toward helping to provide access for everyone who wishes to become healthier, confident, connected and secure through the Westwood YMCA branch. Until March 31, neighbors, friends, parents, students, members, and seniors – all of whom share a common passion for

age a two-hour time commitment and include working admission gates, in the Youth Arts area, in poster and T-shirt sales and hospitality. All volunteers will receive free admission to the fair, free parking, a complimentary 2011 Summerfair poster and bottled water during their shift. Volunteer forms can be downloaded from the Summerfair website at www. and should be returned to the Summerfair offices by April 23. Volunteer positions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Volunteers under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati Executive Director Jennifer Goodin and Tom Hilgeman from Dillard’s with a check Dillard’s from the money raised during the holiday season.


Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati received a record-high donation from local Dillard’s stores. The donation of nearly $30,000 – -enough to underwrite 322 over-night stays at the house – comes from sales of a holiday cookbook available at Dillard’s last December. The Western Hills Dillard's store, as well as four other local Dillard's, participated. Dillard’s executive Tom Hilgeman presented the check to Ronald McDonald House Executive Director Jennifer Goodin during a tour of the house. “We’re so grateful to our local Dillard’s stores and the individuals that purchased the cookbook,” she said. “This donation wouldn’t be possible without the tremendous support of our Cincinnati communities,” said Goodin. Part of a national campaign, Dillard’s Inc. has donated more than $1.7

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James Dalrymple, 84, donated bikes to children

Gannett News Service Every year on the day after Thanksgiving, James C. “Jim” Dalrymple went to Wal-Mart and bought 20 bicycles. Ten for boys and 10 for girls. “We’d be there at 6 o’clock in the morning, and he’d get the bicycles that were on sale for Black Friday, and he’d put them together,” said his daughter Joann Dexter of Green Township. Mr. Dalrymple, a retired engineer, would then assemble the bikes, make sure everything worked properly and donate them to a church, which would distribute them to needy children. “He thought all kids should have bicycles,” his daughter said.

Mr. Dalrymple, 84, of Delhi Township died Feb. 24 of cancer. Mr. Dalrymple was a native of Mayfield, Ky., but moved to CincinDalrymple nati when he was 18. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and served in the South Pacific at the end of World War II. He attended the University of Cincinnati, and was a student there when he met his future wife at a dance, Dexter said. He worked as a test engineer for GE Aviation in Evendale for 30 years, working in testing and development for instrumentation used with jet engines.

In 1967, he opened the Delhi Self-Serve Car Wash. He used his engineering skills to design and build much of the equipment in the car wash, and even purchased surplus jet engine parts to use in the business. “We’re still using a lot of the things he created,” Dexter said. The car wash remains open today. Dexter and her husband operate it. When it opened, she said, Mr. Dalrymple couldn’t get a bank loan for the business. “No one had ever heard of paying 25 cents for five minutes’ worth of water when you could do it in your driveway with a hose,” she said. Mr. Dalrymple was a longtime volunteer of St. Rita’s School for

the Deaf in Evendale, and began working on projects around the school in the early 1970s. “One time they had a play out there and had to have Peter Pan fly across the stage, but they had no idea how to do it,” Dexter said. “My dad rigged it up.” Mr. Dalrymple liked “big toys,” Dexter said, including the backhoe he used on his farm, and an old tractor he planned to rebuild this summer. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer three years ago. Last March, he was diagnosed with lung cancer, which eventually spread to his brain. At the time of his diagnosis, doctors estimated he had three months to live, Dexter said.

“He said, ‘Then I’d better plant my garden early so I can enjoy my tomatoes this year,’” she said. He even shared the rhubarb and tomatoes that he grew with the doctors and nurses, she said. “He was planning to give them more this year,” she said. In addition to his daughter, survivors include another daughter, Carol Kromme of Harrison; and three grandchildren. His wife of 60 years, Amelia “Mil” Dalrymple, preceded him in death in 2010. Services were March 2 at Our Lady of Victory. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Rita School for the Deaf, 1720 Glendale-Milford Road, Cincinnati, OH 45215.

DEATHS Eleanor Bahr

Eleanor Fricke Bahr, 93, West Price Hill, died Feb. 26. She was a clerk for Hamilton County. Survived by children Joan (George) Bully, Eleanor (William) White, Mary Ann (William) Busch, John (Suzi) Bahr; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Edwin Bahr, sisters Dolores Selby, Evelyn Kluesener, Thelma Siegfried. Services were March 2 at St. Teresa of Avila. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to St. Teresa of Avila Church or Vitas Hospice.

John Bambach

John P. Bambach, 95, died Feb. 28. He owned a deli. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survived by children Kate (the late Ken) Gayheart, John (Jan), Larry (Carol), Jim (Donna) Bambach; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Elizabeth Bambach. Services were March 3 at Bayley Place. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to Bayley Place.

Becky Bennett

Rebecca “Becky” Handy Peak Bennett, 95, formerly of Miami Township, died Feb. 24. She was longtime cook at the Dearborn Country Club. Survived by children Barbara Parker, Perry G. “Joe” (Leona Hoff) Peak; brothers George (Dottie), Elmer Handy; sister-in-law Florence Handy; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Perry J. Peak, daughter Carolyn Ogden. Services were March 1 at Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Cancer Society.

LaVern Dean

LaVern Meyer Dean, 86, died Feb. 27. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Pat (Tom) Maloney, Charles E. (Paulette) Dean; grandchildren Trish (Dan) Keck, Thomas (Holly), Mike (Gloria) Maloney, Chuck (Amy), Paul (Corinne), Pat (Erin) Dean, Pam (Jerry) Eisenmann, Christy (Mike) Schutte; 26 great-grandchildren; one greatgreat-grandchild. Preceded in death by husband Charles T. Dean. Services were March 3 at Our Lady of Victory. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospi-

tal, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

Herman Gilliland

Herman Gilliland, 85, died Feb. 25. He was a truck driver. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survived by children Becky (Ray) Webb, Bill (Donna), Butch (Sylvia), Steve (Donna) Gilliland; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Mary Lou Gilliland. Services were March 1 at Radel Funeral Home.

Helen Held

Helen Osterday Held, 87, died Feb. 22. She was a homemaker. Survived by daughters Geri, Cathy Held; grandchildren Dehlia, Flora, Bobby. Preceded in death by husband Robert Held, son David Held, parents Edward, Flora Osterday, siblings William, Harry, John, Ralph, Eileen, Rita, Mary Osterday. Services were Feb. 26 at St. Catharine of Siena. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home.

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Rita Herbert

Rita E. Herbert, 91, died March 2. Survived by siblings Marty (late Joe) Murhammer, Jerry (late Betty), Bill (Joan) Herbert; many nieces, nephews, great- and great-greatnieces and nephews. Preceded in death by siblings Joseph (the late Esther) Herbert, Otillia (the late Carl) Lobring, Mary Ann (Virgil) Luhn, Jean (Albert) Simon. Services were March 7 at Our Lady of Lourdes. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 3450 Lumardo Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45238 or the Glenmary Missions, P.O. Box 465618, Cincinnati, OH 45246.

Margaret Hirth

Margaret Timmer Hirth, 88, Green Township, died Feb. 26. She was a librarian. Survived by sons Ronald (Rhonda) Sr., Michael Hirth; grandchildren Ronald (Becky) Jr., Tonya, Michael, Jennifer Hirth, Christina (Joel) Rebennack, Leanna (Bobby) Kent; seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Ronald Hirth. Services were March 4 at Radel Funeral Home.

John Hughey

John David Hughey, 87, Westwood, died Feb. 17. He was an Air Force veteran. Survived by wife Patricia Hughey; daughters Holly (David Willis) Hughey, Bonnie Payson; grandchildren Justin Edwards, Courtney Payson, Dan, Christie Willis; two

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Clarence Merkl

Clarence Markus Merkl, 80, died Feb. 17. Survived by wife Eileen Bovard Merkl; children Lawrence, Kenneth (Donna) Merkl, Kathleen (Gary) Vale, Nancy (Michael) Bauer; stepsons Ronald, Joseph Bovard; grandchildren Timothy, Kyle Merkl, Kristen, Zachary Merkl Bauer, Justin, Heather, Joey Lee Bovard; siblings Arthur Merkl, Mary Lou Roll. Preceded in death by wife Alice Merkl, stepchildren Mary Jo, Daniel Bovard, parents Betty, George Merkl. Services were Feb. 22 at St. Joseph Church. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral

Home. Memorials to the American Cancer Society or Alzheimer’s Association.

Juanita Moore

Juanita Leslie Moore, 65, Cleves, died Feb. 24. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Whitewater Crossing Christian Church. Survived by husband Frank Edmonson; children Amber Arnold, Judy Hollingsworth Redding, Karen Moore Mahoney Root, Wayne Root grandchildren Jason, Sean Root, Heather Mahoney, Terry III, Tyler, Jessica Hollingsworth. Preceded in death by brother Charles Leslie Jr. Services were March 1 at Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to the family in care of Dennis George Funeral Home.

Grace Rauch

Grace Holthaus Rauch, 87, died March 3. She was a secretary at St. Martin of Tours School. She was a member of St. Martin of Tours Parish. Survived by children Ron (Jacquie), John (Coleen) Rauch, Rauch Judy (Ron) Koehne; grandchildren John, Julia, Jessica, Nicholas Rauch, Laura Koehne; sister Carmel Taylor; friend Mary Ann (the late Tom) Comer. Pre-

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ceded in death by husband George Rauch, siblings Vera Kemen, Sister M. Thomas More, OFM, Bernadette Kolb, Jerome Holthaus. Services were March 7 at St. Martin of Tours. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: Bayley Place, 990 Bayley Place Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45233 or St. Martin of Tours School Adopt-a-Student, 3720 St. Martin Place, Cheviot, OH 45211.

Eugene Renner

Eugene C. Renner, 88, Green Township, died Feb. 25. Survived by wife Elizabeth “Dolly” Renner; children Robert (Jan), Richard (Cindy) Renner, Beverly Hutchinson; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Services were March 2 at NeiRenner dhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, PO Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.

Amie Sander

Amelia “Amie” Bruckmann Sander, formerly of White Oak, died Feb. 22. She was a homemaker. Survived by sons Mark (Barb), Gary (Nancy), Tom Sander; grandchildren Emily Healy, Marcie Krupnick, Jamie Helmes, Kristin Moore, Erin Sander

Riestenberg, Bridget Meerdink, Thomas, Kevin Sander; 12 greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by siblings Andy Bruckmann, Alma Meyer. Services were Feb. 25 at Our Lady of Lourdes. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: Our Lady of Lourdes School, 2832 Rosebud Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45238.

Paul Seiter

Paul Bernard Seiter, 79, Green Township, died Feb. 20. He retired from Mutual Manufacturing and Supply after 54 years. Survived by children Linda (Steve) Thompson, Barbara (David) Welage, Stephen (Sue), David Seiter; siblings Delmar, Seiter Riat, Elsie; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Mary Seiter, sister Grace. Services were Feb. 26 at St. Teresa of Avila. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: Covington Latin School Capital Fund, 21 E. 11th St., Covington, KY 41011.

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Alvera Semm

Alvera Schweitzer Semm, 87, died Feb. 28. She worked for Meyer’s Poultry. Survived by daughters Cheryl Anderson, Diana (Dan) Daulton; granddaughter Brandi (Brad) Krumme; great-grandchildren Brian Miller, Rayna Krumme. Preceded in death by husband Marvin Semm, brothers Robert, Albert, Vernard Schweitzer. Services were March 2 at Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home.

Ruth Sommer

Ruth H. Sommer, 94, Green Township, died Feb. 18. She was a homemaker. Survived by son Jack S. (Judy) Sommer; grandchildren Jack L., Cornelius, David Sommer, Susan Bernadine; many great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Preceded in death by husband Leroy Sommer. Services were Feb. 23 at Bolton & Lunsford Funeral Home. Memorials to Shriners Hospital.

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At the AMVETS Post 1988 donation were, from left, Kim Smithmeyer of the Blue Star Mothers of Northern Kentucky; George Thornton, Post 1988 commander; Julie Schneider of Girl Scout Troop 40682; Bill Milazzo of the Resident Home Corporation for Developmentally Disabled; Nickie Hudephol of Girl Scout Troop 47533; Bill Boettcher of AMVET National Diabetes and Friends of Fischer House; Tracy Braden of the Thank You Foundation; Bob Schinaman of the Cincinnati VAMC Activity Fund; Dan Duffy, coordinator of Bingo funds; Bart West, Green Township Police chief; Ed Thomas, of Green Township Fire Department; Grey Hauser, of Honor Flight of Tri State; Stan Snodgrass, Post 1988 chaplain; and in front Steve Griewe, Martini Coalition R/D for Muscular Dystrophy.

AMVETS donate Robert E. Ultsch AMVET Post 1988 donated $15,500 to non-profit organizations in the area. Among the groups receiving donations were the Dan Beard Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Ohio AMVETS Career Center and the Special Olympics of Ohio. At the donation were: Kim Smithmeyer of the Blue Star Mothers of Northern Kentucky; Julie Schneider of Girl Scout Troop 40682; Bill Milazzo of the Resident Home Corporation for Developmentally Disabled; Nickie Hudephol of Girl Scout Troop 47533; Bill Boettcher of AMVET

National Diabetes and Friends of Fischer House; Tracy Braden of the Thank You Foundation; Bob Schinaman of the Cincinnati VAMC Activity Fund; Dan Duffy, coordinator of bingo funds; Bart West, Green Township Police chief; Ed Thomas, of Green Township Fire Department; Grey Hauser, of Honor Flight of Tri State; and Steve Griewe, Martini Coalition R/D for Muscular Dystrophy. This is an annual event with money earned by the AMVETS Post 1988 members, its ladies auxiliary and Sons of AMVETS.

PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Hamilton County Rural Zoning Commission on Thursday, March 24, 2011, in Room 805, County Administration Building at 1:00 P.M. for the purpose of: Case Number: …... Green 2010-02; Blue Sky & Harrison Subject Property: ... Green Township: On the northeast corner of the Harrison Avenue & Blue Sky intersec tion, south of Northcrest Lane (Book 0550, Page 0220, Parcels 0011, 0314, 0999, 1030, & 1059) Applicant: ………… Steven Wapinsky, Core Resources Inc. CSG Enterprises, LLC (owners) Application: ………. Major Adjustment to an existing "EE" Planned Retail District Plan Summary: ….. To construct a single story tire and mechani cal store with 31 parking spaces including the relocation of Northcrest Drive and the widening of Bluesky Drive Plans are on file and open for public inspection in Room 801, County Administration Building, 138 East Court Street, during normal business hours. Office hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Office Phone: 513-946-4550 5388

Michael Jackson, 50, 1241 Shiloh Court, warrant, Feb. 28. Alyson Long, 20, 646 Roebling Ave., warrant, Feb. 28. Michael W. Doerger, 22, 3927 Trevor Ave., using weapons while intoxicated and disorderly conduct at 3927 Trevor Ave., Feb. 27. Marcus McConnell, 24, 3448 Hudson Ave., warrant, Feb. 27. James Sweet, 43, 473 Considine Ave., warrant, Feb. 27. Kent Rothan, 45, 3756 Carson Ave. No. 2, public indecency, Feb. 28. Juvenile, 13, disorderly conduct at 4040 Harrison Ave., Feb. 28. Randy Coleman, 18, 246 Earnshaw, warrant, Feb. 24. Dalisha Diamond, 32, 3985 Yearling Court, driving under suspension at Harrison Avenue and North Bend Road, Feb. 24. Tracy Halsell, 26, 7100 Eastlawn Drive, driving under suspension at 4047 Harrison Ave., Feb. 26.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Suspects passing by in a vehicle threw an unknown object at victim, striking them in the head at 3958 North Bend Road, Feb. 25.


Cable box, television, Blue-ray disc player, two speakers, five pairs of shoes, assorted clothing and a laptop computer stolen from home at 3838 Washington Ave. No. 8, Feb. 28.


Vehicle stolen from parking lot at apartment building at 3727 Dina Ave., Feb. 26. Laptop computer stolen from office at Vineyard Church at 3420 Glenmore Ave., Feb. 27.

CINCINNATI DISTRICT 3 Arrests/citations

Anthony Wayne Kelly, born 1959, theft under $300, 2435 Harrison Ave., Feb. 22. Jineatha Williams, born 1979, theft under $300, 6130 Glenway Ave., Feb. 22. John W. Lee, born 1962, theft under $300, 5800 Glenway Ave., Feb. 26. Joseph V. Wiseman, born 1980, theft under $300, 2322 Ferguson Road, Feb. 26. Kiesha R. Jones, born 1975, theft $300 to $5,000, escape and possession of drug paraphernalia, 6140 Glenway Ave., Feb. 25. Nigel Pitts, born 1989, criminal damaging or endangering, domestic violence and aggravated burglary, 2688 Lafeuille Ave., Feb. 22. Reginal Massey, born 1967, theft under $300, 2435 Harrison Ave., Feb. 22. Vernon Mitchell, born 1961, assault, 3357 Queen City Ave., Feb. 23. Brandon Rozier, born 1975, carrying concealed weapons, weapons with other offense and tampering with evidence, 3122 Harrison Ave., Feb. 24. Michael Turney, born 1964, domestic violence, 2624 Cora Ave., Feb. 20. Veronda J. Thomas, born 1978,

PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Hamilton County Rural Zoning Commission on Thursday, March 24, 2011, in Room 805, County Administration Building at 1:00 P.M. for the purpose of: Case Number: …... Green 2011-01; Harrison & Filview Medical Subject Property: ... Green Township: On the southwest side of Harrison Avenue, between Clearwater Place and Filview Circle (Book 0550, Page 0183 and Parcels 0072 & 0351) Applicant: ………… Doug Kramer, Al Neyer Inc., Christ Hospital & Clearwater Development LLC, owners Application: ………. From: A-2 & DD Residence, E Retail and F Light Industrial To: OO Planned Office Plan Summary: ….. To construct a 3 building medical office com plex on the site with associated parking lot areas and access drives to Clearwater Place, Harrison Avenue and Filview Circle Plans are on file and open for public inspection in Room 801, County Administration Building, 138 East Court Street, during normal business hours. Office hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Office Phone: 513-946-4550 5497

LEGAL NOTICE The Statements of the Annual Financial Report of Green Township for 2010 has been completed. the report is available as of March 1, 2011 during regular business at the office of the Township Fiscal Officer at Green Township’s Administrative Complex, 6303 Harrison Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45247. Neighborhoods of Bridgetown, Covedale, Dent, M a c k , M o n f o r t Heights & White Oak. 1001624219

domestic violence, 2872 Montana Ave., Feb. 24. Branden O’Connell, born 1986, domestic violence, 2883 Harrison Ave., Feb. 22. Carmen Knight, born 1970, theft $300 to $5,000, 2444 Harrison Ave., Feb. 25. Cynthia Gaston, born 1990, domestic violence, 2038 Sunset Ave., Feb. 24. Danielle L. Stauder, born 1979, theft under $300 and falsification, 2310 Ferguson Road, Feb. 26. Fazl Mughni, born 1955, breaking and entering, 3338 Gerold Drive, Feb. 26. Henry Anderson, born 1976, aggravated menacing, 2671 Wendee Drive, Feb. 27. Jereen Williams, born 1986, theft under $300, 6130 Glenway Ave., Feb. 22. Katherine Rogers, born 1956, city income tax, Feb. 16. Kenny Darnell Smith, born 1987, drug possession and obstruction of official business, 2743 Queen City Ave., Feb. 26. Marie A. Hensley, born 1968, theft under $300, 6150 Glenway Ave., Feb. 22. Mark Huddleston, born 1965, domestic violence, 3480 Cheviot Ave., Feb. 21. Shawnna Egner, born 1982, domestic violence, 5991 Glenway Ave., Feb. 21. Sheena Lyann Thomas, born 1983, torture/abuse child, 2698 Lafeuille Ave., Feb. 23. Torry Jordan, born 1973, drug abuse, 3406 Tinaview Court, Feb. 25.

GREEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Michelle Lake, 26, 3564 Robroy No. 3, drug possession and possession of marijuana at 2837 North Bend Road, Feb. 22. Juvenile, 16, theft at 5071 Glencrossing Way, Feb. 22. Juvenile, 14, theft at 5071 Glencrossing Way, Feb. 22. Juvenile, 12, disorderly conduct at 5400 Edalbert Drive, Feb. 22. Juvenile, 15, assault and resisting arrest at 5400 Edalbert Drive, Feb. 22. Timothy R. Luebbers, 22, 6704 Powner Farm Drive, domestic violence, resisting arrest and obstructing official business at 6704 Powner Farm Drive, Feb. 22. Juvenile, 14, disorderly conduct at 3200 Ebenezer Road, Feb. 22. Juvenile, 15, disorderly conduct at 3200 Ebenezer Road, Feb. 22. Bianca Collins, 20, 970 McPherson Ave., obstructing official business and warrant at Glencrossing Way and Glenway Avenue, Feb. 23. Andre D. Cook, 23, 5648 Colerain Ave., theft at 3790 Robroy, Feb. 23. Tiffany M. Caudele, 24, 5392 Shore Lane, theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., Feb. 24. Jessica M. O’Toole, 25, 45 Sperling Drive, theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., Feb. 24. Jonathan Kovac, 57, no address list-

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Incidents/investigations Aggravated burglary

Suspect armed with handgun forced entry into home and stole two laptop computers at 3270 Van Zandt Drive, Feb. 24.


Suspect threw victim onto a bed, pulled their hair and hit them in the face at 3693 Sandal Lane, Feb. 24. Suspect grabbed victim around the neck and struck them in the chest at 3200 Ebenezer Road, Feb. 23. Suspect shoved victim and struck them in the face at Oak Hills High School at 3200 Ebenezer Road, Feb. 23.

Breaking and entering

Plasma cutter, tig welder and miscellaneous hand tools stolen from home’s garage at 3584 Sandal, Feb. 20. Television stolen from home at 5908 Northglen Road, Feb. 20. Tool box and miscellaneous tools stolen from one storage unit, and a chainsaw stolen from a second storage unit at The Attic at 5492 Muddy Creek Road, Feb. 24. Miscellaneous paperwork stolen from vacant office building at 4823 North Bend Road, Feb. 26.


Two guitars and prescription medicine stolen from home at 4521 Rybolt Road, Feb. 23.

Criminal damaging

Rear window broken on vehicle at 6507 Harrison Ave., Feb. 19. Window on home broken when shot with BB or pellet gun at 1551 Anderson Ferry, Feb. 24. Mailbox post damaged at 5507 Siesta Drive, Feb. 25.

Domestic dispute

Argument between spouses at West Fork Road, Feb. 20. Argument between man and woman at Harrison Avenue, Feb. 22. Argument between spouses at Moonridge Drive, Feb. 23. Argument between parent and child at Werk Road, Feb. 24. Argument between man and woman at Surrey Avenue, Feb. 24.

Domestic violence

Physical altercation between man and woman at Cheviot Road, Feb. 25.


Counterfeit $10 bill and counterfeit $20 bill used to purchase food at McDonald’s at 5425 North Bend

The Community Press publish the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: • Cheviot: Chief David Voss, 661-2700 (days), 6612917 (evenings). • Cleves: Chief Bill Renner, 941-1212. • Cincinnati District 3: Capt. Russell A. Neville, 2638300. • Green Township: Chief Bart West, 574-0007; vandalism hotline, 574-5323. • North Bend and Miami Township are patrolled by the Hamilton County: Sheriff Simon Leis, 825-1500. Road, Feb. 21. Counterfeit $10 billed used to purchase food at Wendy’s at 6505 Harrison Ave., Feb. 22. Counterfeit $10 bill presented at Wendy’s at 6505 Harrison Ave., Feb. 25.


Wallet and contents stolen from vehicle at 5925 Colerain Ave., Feb. 20. Iron sign frame stolen from home’s back yard at 2954 Diehl Road, Feb. 19. torch kit, pneumatic hose and copper tubing stolen from vehicle at 3408 Mirror Lane, Feb. 19. Car stereo stolen from vehicle at 4646 Ebenezer Road, Feb. 19. Windows broken on four vehicles, and extension cords and copper wire stolen from two vehicles at Frey Electric at 5700 Cheviot Road, Feb. 21. Wallet and contents stolen from room at Holiday Inn Express at 5500 Rybolt Road, Feb. 21. Cell phone stolen from room at Holiday Inn Express at 5500 Rybolt Road, Feb. 22. Thirty-four LED light bulbs stolen from Sam’s Club at 5375 North Bend Road, Feb. 23. Money stolen from vehicle at 5658 Wynnburne Ave., Feb. 23. Digital camera and a GPS stolen from vehicle at 6929 Aspen View Court, Feb. 24. Heat pump stolen from side of condominium at 5290 Eaglesnest Drive, Feb. 25. Air conditioning unit stolen from side of condominium at 5290 Eaglesnest Drive, Feb. 25. Two suspects left without paying for food and service at China City Buffet at 5686 Harrison Ave., Feb. 26. Purse and contents, briefcase and GPS stolen from vehicle at 5378 Thrasher Drive, Feb. 26. GPS stolen from vehicle at 6723 Verde Ridge, Feb. 26.

Unauthorized use of vehicle

Suspect drove victim’s vehicle without permission at 4363 Bridgetown Road, Feb. 21.


Large rock thrown through window at Bridgetown Middle School at 3900 Race Road, Feb. 24.


Frank Treft

Frank C. Treft, 83, died Feb. 26. Survived by wife Grace Treft; children Barbara (Jerry) Corbett, Lisa (Lee) Knasel, Paula (Ernie) Souhlas, Carolyn (Mark) Tepe, David (Tammy) Treft; grandchildren Jonathan, Julie Corbett, Lee, Rebecca, Lauren Knasel, Joseph, Michael Stange, Mark, Benjamin Tepe, Danielle, Michael, Matthew Treft; great-grandchildren Katherine, Emily, Abigail, Brayton. Preceded in death by siblings Ruth Pope, Arlington, John Treft. Services were March 2 at St. Simon the Apostle. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Neediest Kids of All, 312 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Frank Walsh

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ed, disorderly conduct and failure to disclose information at 3818 Race Road, Feb. 24. David G. Westrich Jr., 23, 3768 Meadowview, open container at 3625 Coral Gables, Feb. 25. Blake L. Beckham, 18, 8113 W. Mill St. No. 26, theft at 6375 Harrison Ave., Feb. 25. Stephanie M. Blair, 27, 5895 Shadymist No. 3, theft and falsification at 6123 Colerain Ave., Feb. 25. Juvenile, 17, domestic violence at 6423 Visitation Drive, Feb. 25.

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Francis X. “Frank” Walsh, 85, West Price Hill, died Feb. 28. He was a clerk for the United States Postal Service. Survived by children Joe (Cathy Ruehlman), Dan (Marylou) Walsh, Diane (Nick) Daria, Kathy (Greg) Romans, Walsh Susan (Greg) Hampton; brothers Jerome, Eugene Walsh; 11 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Helen “Lennie” Walsh, son Jim (Pam) Walsh, siblings Vincent, Walter, Robert, Larry, Edward Walsh, Mary Frieling. Services were March 4 at St. Catharine of Siena. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home.

Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati Inc., P.O. Box 633597 Cincinnati, OH 45263.

George Watkins

George W. Watkins, 78, died Feb. 27. He was a civil engineer. He was an Army veteran of Korea, and a member of the Northern Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers and the Society of Cincinnati. Survived by wife Charlotte; children James (Joenett), Jeffery (Tracy), Mary Watkins, Rebecca (Jim), Ann Faulkner; siblings William, Watkins David Watkins, Yvonne Pittman, Susan Borenstein; seven grandchildren. Preceded in death by son John Wakins, son-inlaw Jason Faulkner. Services were March 3 at St. William. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials to: Msgr. Kennedy Scholarship Fund, c/o St. William Church, 4108 W. Eighth St., Cincinnati, OH 45205 or St. Boniface Church, 76 W. Sycamore St., Jellico, TN 37762.

June Weierman

June Weingartner Weierman, 81, died March 2. She was a secretary with Procter & Gamble. Survived by husband Carl Weierman; siblings Robert (Ruth) Weingartner, Mary Mays; Weierman

eight nieces and seven nephews. Preceded in death by parents Frank, Marie Weingartner, sister Roberta (Roger) Arling, brother-in-law Albert Weierman. Services were March 8 at Bayley Place. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the St. Rita School for the Deaf.

Grace Wendt

Grace Wendt, 94, Westwood, died Feb. 22. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Robert, Christopher (Darlene) Wendt, Becky (Fred) Leonard; granddaughter Emily (Michael) Newton; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Bruce Wendt, siblings Mary Louise Huber, Nelson Outcalt. Services were Feb. 25 at Westwood United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Bolton & Lunsford Funeral Home. Memorials to the Twin Towers Benevolent Care Fund.

Jeffrey Zurlinden

Jeffrey “Red” Zurlinden, 48, of Delhi Township, died March 4. He was a line worker at Frank’s Adult Center. Survived by his mother Dorothy Zurlinden; siblings Joan (Gerald) Gillespie, Joseph E. (Lupe), James (Alice), Jerome Zurlinden; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father Joseph F. Zurlinden. A funeral Mass was celebrated March 8 at Our Lady of Victory Church. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to Delhi Skirt Game or Frank’s Adult Center.


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