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Leaving Seton

This will be the last school year for Susie Gibbons at Seton High School. The principal is leaving the Gibbons school this summer after 30 years. – FULL STORY, A2

Fashion donation

A Green Township woman’s fashion company recently donated 50 pieces of jewelry to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. – FULL STORY, A4

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Double up on the goal

Oak Hills collects twice as many shirts for Haitian relief

By Kurt Backscheider

When the Oak Hills Local School District put out the call for the community to help the people of Haiti the response was overwhelming. “It was an amazing but “Our not surprising community response from our students, has impacted staff, parents, a nation of c o m m u n i t y people in and area businesses,” said need through Gina Gentry- its efforts and Fletcher, Oak we thank Hills’ spokesyou.” woman. Todd Yohey “Our school community Oak Hills does a wonderSuperintendent ful job of stepping up to help – no matter what the challenge is.” Oak Hills recently conducted “Highlanders for Haiti,” a districtwide T-shirt drive benefiting the people of the earthquake-ravaged nation. All the shirts collected during the drive were donated to Matthew 25 Ministries, which is sending the shirts to Haiti. Gentry-Fletcher, who organized the campaign with Emily Buckley, Oak Hills’ development coordinator, said the T-shirt drive was suggested by board of education member Janice Hunter as a way to involve everyone in the school community from the very young to senior citizens. “Everyone has a T-shirt,” Gentry-Fletcher said. The result was the donation of


From left, Oak Hills High School senior Student Council members Hillary Tate, Giacomo Luca, Allison Ahlers, Stephanie Fromhold, Katie Osborn and Kelsie Fieler gather for a photo amongst the boxes and bags filled with T-shirts the district collected during its Highlanders for T-shirt drive for Haiti, which garnered roughly 20,000 shirts for Matthew 25 Ministries to send to the earthquake-ravaged nation. more than 20,000 new and gently used T-shirts. Oak Hills Superintendent Todd Yohey said he is pleased with how the school community reacted to the district’s call for T-shirts to support the clothing drive for the people of Haiti. “Our goal was one T-shirt per student and staff member, which is approximately 10,000 shirts,”

he said. “We more than doubled that goal through the generosity and support of many people. Our community has impacted a nation of people in need through its efforts and we thank you.” Gentry-Fletcher said in addition to lending a hand to those in need, the drive also demonstrated the life lessons students in the Oak

Hills schools are learning. “Our students are learning in 21st century classrooms and one of the key components is outreach on a local and global level,” she said. “The T-shirt drive is just another example of how well our students grasp the importance of helping others.”

Deer Run residents want pool to open By Jennie Key

They think ahead, those residents of Deer Run. While February’s snows piled up in their driveways, they had their sights fixed on summer. Summer, when the hot sun beats down and a dip in a sparkling pool is the best way to cool off. They had learned the Deer Run Country Club pool on Pickway Drive wasn’t going to open this year because it lost money last season. So after a chat with the manager of the country club, a group of residents negotiated a deal: generate enough money to support the pool this summer and the club management will reconsider closing the pool. The cost to operate the pool for

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the summer would be about $60,000. That would be 200 memberships at $300 each, less than at least one other pool in the community. If the group can get commitments for that much, there is a good chance the pool will open this summer. Scott Keith lives right next door to the pool. “After last year, I knew there was some question about whether the pool would open this year,” he said. “I investigated membership in other pools in the area, and they have waiting lists. So I floated this idea and the club was open to it.” Bill Hilinski, manager of the Deer Run Country Club, said he had no comment when asked about the pool’s future. Teresa Gardener is one of the moms involved with the cam-

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“After last year, I knew there was some question about whether the pool would open this year. I investigated membership in other pools in the area, and they have waiting lists.”

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paign. She says the pool is a community asset. “It’s so nice for the kids to be able to ride their bike for a block or two and be at the pool,” she said. Lori Freeman is another resident involved in the push to keep the pool open. “I think they could market the pool better and bring families in,”

Freeman said. “I told them they need to advertise. I wanted to start a Facebook page, but I am not technically savvy and I probably need a kid to help me get it up and running. But we are going to do whatever we can.” The group is employing a variety of approaches to potential pool members: flyers have been handed out at area fish fries, e-mails have been sent and group members are also canvassing door to door in hopes of raising enough money in memberships. But the group is hopeful that families will be swimming in their neighbor when summer arrives. “We need to know where we are financially by about the middle to end of March,” Keith said. For information about joining the Deer Run pool, e-mail Gardner at or call 374-1211.

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March 10, 2010

Seton principal stepping down in June By Kurt Backscheider

“It just seemed like the right time. I’m really happy with where the school is.”

Susan Gibbons said she will miss the people in the Seton High School community the most. After she shakes the hands of the members of the class of 2010 at graduation this spring and finalizes all the grade reports in June, she will bid farewell to the school she’s loved for the past 30 years. Gibbons announced she will not return as principal of Seton for the 2010-2011 school year. “It just seemed like the right time,” she said. “Thirty years is a long time. I’ve always felt you should go out while you still have energy. “I’m really happy with where the school is.” Gibbons, whose last official day is June 30, said a

Susan Gibbons Seton High School principal

favorite Seton memory she’ll always carry with her is the day 225 students and staff gathered on the floor of the gymnasium to cut their ponytails for Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths Project, which turns donated hair into wigs for cancer patients. “I think it was the singlemost powerful event we did, just for the symbolism of it and because so many people did it for the right reasons,” she said. “I can remember walking into the gym and thinking, ‘This is what Seton is all about – giving.’”


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Sister Kathryn Ann Connelly, a Sister of Charity and former Seton principal, hired Gibbons as a math teacher in 1980. Two years later Connelly promoted her to director of student activities. “I am very proud to say that I was responsible for hiring Susie. She has served the Seton community with class, dignity and demonstrated leadership skills,” Connelly said. “She is what I consider a personification of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. In her dealings with students and in her mannerisms I never questioned the spirituality or faith-based education going on in this institution.

Susie is a woman of faith and dedicated to Catholic education, just like St. Elizabeth.” Gibbons was named the school’s assistant principal of academics in 1990, and was promoted to principal in 1997. She is the first lay person to serve as the school’s principal. “I have been blessed to work at a place that I love, and have loved since my first day at Seton,” she said. “I have enjoyed 30 years of personal and professional growth and feel very fortunate that I was able to change jobs within this great institution.” Kathy Ciarla, Seton’s spokeswoman, said under Gibbons’ guidance the school has taken great strides in curriculum and technology, and it was during her tenure the school

began its transformation into the “New Seton,” successfully completing a $13.5 million building and renovation project featuring five state-of-the-art science labs, a 1,000-seat gymnasium and commons area, parking garage and new administrative offices. Ciarla said the school now offers 15 Advanced Placement courses, and students and staff keep up with technology through the use of wireless personal Tablet PCs, an advancement Gibbons helped implement. “All the technology we use changes the face of education, and it certainly shatters the ceilings and walls,” Gibbons said. Sister Patricia Cruise, a Sister of Charity and Seton’s president, said she is grateful to Gibbons for her exceptional leadership.

Tribute to a principal

Seton High School is renovating its library and renaming it The Susan M. Gibbons Media Learning Center in honor of the 30 years of service Gibbons gave to the school. Kathy Ciarla, Seton’s spokeswoman, said the school is also planning an all-school tribute for Gibbons in May with students and staff, as well as an evening event for alumnae and friends of Seton. She has done a tremendous job of moving Seton forward and helped create an outstanding school that provides young women with an exceptional Catholic education,” Cruise said. “She will be greatly missed, but she will always remain a part of the Seton family and her legacy will live on in all of the students and educational programs at Seton.”

Irishman keeps community on west side By Peter Robertson

Glenn O’Dell already had a busy life. The owner of the Crow’s Nest on West Eighth Street in Price Hill and Westside Chili on Glenway Avenue in Bridgetown also runs a con-

struction business. But when he heard Willie’s Sport Cafe in Glenway Crossing was facing imminent foreclosure, he bought the restaurant in April 2009. “There were 42 employees. They were going to all go on unemployment and I

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Owner of the Crow’s Nest Glenn O’Dell will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at the Price Hill bar. knew them,” O’Dell said. “They were kids, so I decided to bite the bullet and buy another restaurant.” O’Dell remodeled the restaurant, put in a children’s game room and upgraded the food. He said the restaurant now turns a profit. “Did I need to buy it? No. I had my plate full already,” said O’Dell. “But it’s very important for me to keep all that …I feel like I’m giving back to the community.” Now, O’Dell is getting ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Crow’s Nest by opening the bar at 6 a.m. Wednesday, March 17. On the menu will be kegs and eggs and bangers and mash. There also will be live

bands all day. He expects to meet capacity on the first and second floor as well as in the beer garden if the weather permits. He was born and raised and has started a family on the west side, and he is anxious to breathe more life into the community here. So along with embracing the history of the west side through pictures and memorabilia all over the walls of his bars and restaurants, O’Dell tries to make his businesses a fun place for families to enjoy local music, drinks and a meal. And, of course, fish for lent. “Even people on the east side come over to the west side to get our fish sandwich,” O’Dell said.

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Fashion designer donates to hospital By Kurt Backscheider

undergoing treatment at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. “My parents brought me here (Cincinnati Children’s) as a child and I had a great experience,” said Fenno, owner and founder of, an online jewelry, fashion and accessories boutique she runs out of her home. “The doctors and nurses all went out of their way to make me feel comfortable and at ease, and when I found out that a group of children there are under

Megan Fenno said the mission of her fashion company is to not only create trendy accessories, but to also be an active part of the community by participating in fundraisers, making donations and raising awareness for different causes. The Green Township resident stayed true to her company’s mission by recently donating 50 pieces of jewelry for teenagers

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to children 12 and under – dolls, teddy bears and games like Candyland. I think the teenagers, especially the girls, are going to be thrilled with the jewelry and we’re so thankful to Megan for thinking of us.” A Western Hills native who moved to Florida with her family as a child, Fenno recently moved back to the west side after living in Austin, Texas, where she launched her design business. “I made it back home,” the 25-year-old said. Starting her own business was a dream she had since graduating from the Savannah College of Art & Design, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in fine arts and specialized in fash-

Green Township resident Megan Fenno, who owns, an online jewelry, fashion and accessories boutique, makes a necklace in her home studio. Fenno recently donated 50 pieces of jewelry to teens undergoing treatment at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Amanda Nurre is an emerging arts. Nurre, 23, a student at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, was one of three artists selected for Summerfair Cincinnati's annual Emerging Artist Exhibition recently. “I was just really honored to have been nominated,” said Nurre who will be graduating with bachelor degrees in fine arts and journalism from UC this June. Nurre said she felt she had a talent for the arts when she was young, and was grateful to have teachers who worked to support her, including her UC fine arts professor Wayne


Mariposa is a rapid screen printing, applique, embroidery and quilting by Western Hills artist Amanda Nurre. Enstice, and her high school art teacher Sheila Kappa at Oak Hills High School, who died in 2006 from cancer. “She was so inspirational to everybody at Oak Hills High School. She was just really influential to me, keeping me interested in art,” she said. After Nurre graduates she plans on taking the year off, but ultimately plans on

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Elder grad seeks help for mission trip

Craig Kotte is a recent graduate from the University of Cincinnati, a 2004 Elder High School alumnus and a resident of Green Township. He is seeking to raise funds to volunteer his time and services on a three-month volunteer program in Tanzania with Cross-Cultural Solutions. Kotte is volunteering with Cross-Cultural Solutions, a non-profit organization that operates volunteer programs from one to 12 weeks in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America. With the reinvigorated spirit of service and fresh dedication to international volunteering apparent around the world, organizations such as CCS make volunteering overseas possible for people interested in short-term experiences. Kotte is looking to raise $6,364 over the next eight months for his volunteer program. This amount goes

toward the coordination of his volunteer placement, education on the culture and issues facing the community, lodging at a CrossCultural Solutions home base, all meals and bottled water, in-country transportation, experienced and professional support staff, local and incoming international phone calls, a 24hour emergency hotline, and comprehensive travel medical insurance. For more information on how to help sponsor his volunteer abroad experience, you can e-mail him at or find Kotte through his myCCS account at to make a secure payment. You can also make payments on the CCS Web site at, where you will need to enter his e-mail address.


Carroll Frank, of Westwood, adds a bit of color to the candle holders she’s making at the ceramics workshop at the Delhi Township Senior Center.

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They come to create ceramics works of art, chat and share lunch. Mostly, they say, they chat. Two large rooms at the Delhi Township Senior Center are devoted to the ceramics workshop, complete with three kilns. “We bring our lunches, sit around and yak,” said Helen Hermesch, the reluctant leader of the ceramics group. “Everyone has their own projects going and we help each other and socialize.” Hermesch said she learned all she knows about ceramics thanks to an adult education class offered by the Oak Hills school district. Some of the women are finishing up Christmas projects, some are working on Halloween decorations and some are putting the final touches on gift items. “Since I retired,” said Carroll Frank, Westwood, “it was hard to find a bunch of women to hang out with. “This provides that social time and we’ve managed to solve all the world’s problems.” Ruth Anne Outcalt, Delhi Township, said the group has room for newcomers and anyone of any skill level is welcome to join them. Some of the items they make are for sale in a display case with the proceeds used for senior programs. The items they don’t offer for sale, they keep or give away as gifts, like the anniversary heart Joan


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Give Back works on Taylor High


About 180 volunteers from Give back Cincinnati from around the Tristate merged on Taylor High School armed with rollers and 75 gallons of white paint to redo all the common areas like the hallways and main entrance. Taylor was built in 1926, and has not seen a professional paint job in over 15 years.

More than 180 volunteers from Give Back Cincinnati recently came together to spruce up Taylor High School in North Bend. The group employed more than 70 gallons of paint, 56 ladders and numerous scrapers, brushes and rollers to paint the school’s common areas, including the hallways, stairwells, foyer, archways and ceilings. “What Give Back Cincinnati accomplished was truly remarkable,” said Taylor Principal Randy Mecklenborg. “With two hundred volunteers, they prepared, painted and cleaned up all three floors of hallway walls in the older portion of the building within five hours. With our limited staff, we would have been hard-pressed to finish the same job in an entire summer. “Give Back Cincinnati was the most positive and impressive group of young adults I have been


Ashley Doyle, of Hyde Park, and John Koehl, of Norwood, were two of about 180 volunteers from Give Back Cincinnati who painted the common areas and hallways at Taylor High School in January. around in quite a while,” he said. “The staff and students are all very thankful for the new look they gave our old building.”

Give Back Cincinnati also presented Mecklenborg with 10,000 soup label points from Campbell’s Soup.


Honor inductees


The top 25 students in the Seton High School junior and senior classes recently were inducted into the school's chapter of the National Honor Society. In addition to maintaining their grades, members must perform a minimum of three hours of community service each month. Among the group's activities are sponsoring the annual Hoxworth blood drive and tutoring area grade-school students. Pictured from front left are Meredith Cook, Jaclyn Hyde, Emily Heyl, Katherine McClanahan, Carly Hartman, Maureen Ray, Kathryn Berling, Sarah Tiemeyer and Kayla Martini; second row, Nicole Kettler, Catherine Bisher, Chelsea Boles, Noelle Schwarz, Kelsey Smyth, Bailey Arnold, Sarah Hensley and Samantha Barnes; third row, Amy Brauch, Jenna Stenger, Kaitlyn Melvin, Meghan Cappel, Samantha Weber, Hannah Perrino and Jordan Burch; fourth row, Jenna Bailey, Ashlie Meyer, Abigail Scherer, Chelsea Geiger and Rebecca Meese; fifth row, Emily Richardson, Chelsea Lipps, Elizabeth Hurley, Kelly Simpkins, Samantha Dressman, Kathryn Schwaeble, Katherine Grote and Anna Marsala; sixth row, Emily Hornback, Angela Studt, Catherine Adams, Margaret Welch, Anna Hinzman, Mollie Williams, Katie Phillips, Sarah Ritter, Rachel Minning, Elizabeth Cook and Molly Rebennack. Not pictured are Julie Corbett and Jennifer Vogel.

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Mother of Mercy High School was pleased to welcome the Leading Scholars from the new class of 2014 to Mercy Jan. 15. These students are Leading Scholars based on their test scores, scoring in the top 5 percent on the placement test administered in November. All have been accepted academic scholarships. Welcomed by Sister Nancy Merkle, principal, and Kirsten MacDougal, president, the simple ceremony enabled these scholars to sign their formal commitment to Mercy's Class of 2014. Each girl was happy to receive an ipod Touch - an added benefit to aid her educational endeavors. The scholars are, front row from left, Megan Ridder, Lauren Leesman, Erin Rudemiller, Hannah Smith, Jessica Lienesch, Monica Herrmann, Emily Wagner, Alena Flick; back row, Emma Hatch, Rachel Hautman, Hannah Jackson, Abigail Rieger, Kaitlyn Klusman and Kaitlyn Luckey

Lindsay Noell was named to the first semester dean’s list at Loyola University Chicago. • Michelle Ball, Kyle Nickson and Victoria Ogle were named to the fall semester dean’s list at the University of Findlay. • David Mette was named to the fall semester dean’s list at the University of Toledo College of Engineering. Mette’s bioengineering senior design team was one of 15 teams selected by NASA’s Microgravity University to design, construct, fly and evaluate a reduced gravity experiment at the Johnson Space Center in April. NASA’s reduced gravity aircraft generally flies 30 parabolic maneuvers over the Gulf of Mexico. During each maneuver, the plane experiences about 25 seconds of zero gravity during which the experiments are performed. Mette is a 2006 La Salle High School. • The following students were named to the fall semester dean’s list at the University of Dayton: Kelly Amshoff, Ian Barron, Alexis Capeci, Thomas Clear, Elizabeth Coorey, Michael Deyhle, Emily Gardner, Elizabeth Geiger, Lauren Grote, Catherine Hornsby, Megan Kruse, Jane Neiheisel, Cassandra O'Connell, Rebecca Pierson, John Puttmann, Krista Rath, Jay Riestenberg, Alicia Rolf, Elizabeth Stegeman, Lauren Veerkamp and Kara Wurzelbacher.


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

Jared Lefever, bachelor of science; Anthony Luca, bachelor of arts; Rachel Lyons, bachelor of arts; Jennifer Mathews, bachelor of arts; Heather May, bachelor of arts; Bineyam Mezgebe, master of community planning; Charles Myers, master of science in nursing; Tessa Neiheisel, bachelor of arts; Scott Niederhausen, bachelor of business administration; Sarah Nugent, bachelor of arts; Megan Paff, bachelor of science; Nicholas Pfirrman, bachelor of science in electrical engineering technology; Nicholas Pitocco, bachelor of business administration; Evan Renk, bachelor of business administration; Louis Roedersheimer, master of business administration; Keith Rutowski, bachelor of arts; David Schraffenberger, bachelor of arts; Gregory Seyferth, bachelor of arts; Heather Sheffield, master of education; Kyle Shepard, bachelor of science; Jessica Siegert, bachelor of arts; Trudi Simpson, master of education; Nikki Soaper, bachelor of business administration; Martin Spieler, master of science; Brian Sullivan, bachelor of business administration; Tanya Todd, bachelor of science; Jennifer Toerner, bachelor of business administration; Stephen Toerner, master of business administration; Aisha Tzillah, master of science; Jason Van Styn, bachelor of business administration; Rachel Voelker, bachelor of science in education; Ryan Wauligman, bachelor of science in information technology; Michael Wernke, bachelor of science; and Joshua Williams, bachelor of science in information technology. • Emilie Gravett and Kevin Mullen have graduated from the University of Dayton with bachelor’s degrees. Gravett majored in psychology, while Mullen studied in finance.


Briana Davis, Bethany Madlener and Patrick Phillips have received scholarships from Xavier University. Davis, a senior at Hughes Center High School, accepted an Honor Award. She plans to major in chemistry/pre-med. She is the daughter of Christina Davis of Westwood. Madlener, a senior at Mother of Mercy High School, accepted an Honor Award. She plans to major in radiologic technology. She is the daughter of Mary Beth and Stephen Madlener of Westwood. Phillips, a senior at St. Xavier High School, accepted a Presidential Scholarship. He plans to major in education and English or theology at Xavier. He is the son of Thomas and Marianne Phillips of Green Township. All incoming freshmen are evaluated for Xavier’s Trustee and Presidential Scholarships and the Honor and Schawe Awards and award levels vary.


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March 10, 2010


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HONOR ROLLS The following students have earned honors for the 2009-2010 school year.

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Highest honors: Michael Anderson, Emma Anglavar, Alexis Barry, Bethany Bennet, Alana Bogle, Meghan Bruegge, Casey Carter, Allison Draggoo, Cartney Feldkamp, Andrea Gahan, Isabella Golabovski, Noah Gray, Mia Griffin, Brooke Hartman, Brady Hesse, Annalisse Hettesheimer, Elizabeth Hodges, Nicole Hopkins, Laura Jennrich, Mckenzie Kidd, Erica Kolianos, Maria Kurre, Paige Lee, Madelyn Marsh, Alyssa Mccarthy, Tyler Mcpeek, Erin Meyer, Alexander Michel, Carolyn Miller, Sydney Montgomery, Mickey Pham, Rebekah Ray, Ali Roell, Jessica Rohrkasse, Taryn Ruebusch, Tyler Sander, Deidre Schardine, Julianna Schnurr, Caroline Schott, Candice Sheehan, Gretchen Smith, Robert Stoffregen, Elizabeth Vanderbilt, Grace Weber, Holly Wieman, Elizabeth Wilke and Kacey Williams. High honors: Cameron Ball, Abigail Bargo, James Batchelor, Alexandra Biehl, Jonathon Carney, Logan Carroll, Matthew Christopfel, Jocelyn Davis, Sanjin Dizdaric, Amanda Durso, Anthony Feucht, Sierra Froman, Joshua Gebing, Kyndal Gentry, Thomas Gerde, Haley Girdler, Reilly Heinrich, Alexander Hekmatyar, Taylor Helms, Kaitlyn Herron, Nathaniel Hill, Christopher Jacobs, Alexis Jent, Samantha Jostworth, Yasmeen Kalaaji, Orion Kamman, Katelyn Keller, Alexis Kilgore-Barnes, Tiffany King, Rebecca Koopman, Michael Lierman, Kaylee Maret, Elizabeth Martin, Sydney Martinez, Alexandra Mays, Taylor Mcdonald, Jenna Mcqueary, Nathan Naber, Alec Nerlinger, Jacob Nichols, Nickolas Osterman, Zachary Pizzo, Austin Rieke, Luke Rogers, Justin Roll, Cassandra Rothenbusch, Tara Sander, Kaitlyn Schorsch, Miranda Sexton, Evan Sharp, Tessa Shaw, Hannah Smed, Jillian Smith, Kailey Soudrette, Erin Stephenson, Macy Stephenson, Brandon Stump, Rebecca Taphorn, Alexis Toombs, Stefanija Tripunovska,


Seventh grade

Highest honors: Mikaela Acton, Nathaniel Acton, Makenzi Alley, Montell Brown, Samantha Cabe, Jonathan Dennis, Jared Drewes, Basma Garadah, Catherine Guy, Chelsea Hauser, Rylan Hixson, Connor Holland, Keegan James, Chloe Kiser, Brooke Lambert, Taylor Lane, Elizabeth Mazza, Marissa Meyer, Maxwell Naber, Jillian Newman, Taylor Oaks, Shivani Patel, Olivia Rahm, Lillian Sanders, Ashley Schleicher, Emily Sherlock, Hannah Sherlock, Vivien Smith, Zachary Smith, Connor Swanger, Stephanie Tam, Molly Taylor, Amanda Yang and Cole Ziegler. High honors: Sierra Abrams, Grace Aufderbeck, Jade Aufderbeck, Jacob Bick, Nicholas Brems, Omar Brijawi, Allison Bruegge, Cori Byrge, Kali Cain, Steven Campbell, Chloe Caudill, Jessica Crain, Brandon Davis, Christopher Davis, Bethani Drew, Olivia Elder, Austin Elliott, Rebecca Eubanks, Bayley Feist, Lindsay Fowler, Jordyn Gentry, Jessica Handley, Brandon Helmig, Taylor Hoffman, Jordan Hurley, Corey Kathmann, Kelli Knoche, Cameron Korb, Alexander Lindner, Kelly Lindsey, Jacob Meiners, Samantha Miller, Taylor Nagel, Emily Netherly, Paul Osadchy, Seth Parsley, Anna Richmond, Abigail Ryan, Nathan Sarver, Gary Saulsbury, Brittany Seymour, William Shapiro, Jacob

Sherlock, Brittany Smith, Evan Vanderpohl, Joshua Wagner and Colton Wilson. Honors: Conor Acus, Asia Albani, Nathan Alcorn, Katie Aufderbeck, Carissa Blanton, Marcus Blanton, Jacilyn Bratfish, Kaitlyn Carter, Madeline Climer, Nicole Craig, Christopher Deffinger, Hayley Dozier, Dayna Duckworth, Spencer Durbin, Savannah Earls, Jacob Elsaesser, Keegan Evrard, Michael Gladfelter, Ian Grapes, Destiny Green, Nicholas Griffin, Haley Grisham, Brandon Hare, Craig Harrison, Tawny Hemmerle, Alexis Hughes, Alexandra Kersey, Megan Krekeler, Alec Krummen, Rachael Lachtrupp, Gregory Makris, Blake Merwin, Rebecca Miller, Jacob Nickerson, Tyler Noe, Zachary Nose, Johnathan Puening, Madison Rederick, Joshua Schoonover, Thomas Scott, Valerie Sedler, Taylor Smed, Kyle Sunderhaus, Taylor Vogel, Haley Wakelam, Corey Watzek and Hunter Webster.

Eighth grade

Highest honors: Neil Bechmann, Courtney Brown, Carissa Craft, Emily Craft, Cole Falco, Benjamin Frazer, Jessica Hamberg, Kayleigh Hummeldorf, Kacie Ibold, Emily Jaquet, David Kuebel, Matthew Luczaj, Emma Mccarthy, Nicholas Mcmanis, Evan Merk, Brandon Phillips, Lorin Rogers, Eric Schaefer, Paige Walicki, Brian Walker, Matthew Warman, Joseph Wermes, Anthony Winters and Tanner Wright. High honors: Matthew Baas, Shawn Brown, Olivia Bryant, Michelle Bushle, Michael Carney, Keegan Doyle, Austin Dryer, Korie Dunaway, Kathryn Dunlay, Jayson Essell, Brooke Galbraith, Brett Glass, Jacob Groszek, Marcus Heinrich, Lauren Hulette, Heather Hurley, Sophia Hurlock, Kelly Ikert, Samantha Kaetzel, Derek Knabe, Kaellie Korman, Kennedy Korn, Scott Kruse, Audrey Laker, Zachary Lambing, Alexander Luczaj, Aspasia Makris, Karlee Meiman, Mariah Peters, Sabrina Peters, Haley Petri, Christopher Schaefer, Christopher Schwartz, Rachel Silber, Kaly Snow, Collin

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Lindsey Walters, Elise Wilcox, Luke Williams, Kevin Wirfel, Taylor Woodrum and Justin Woycke. Honors: Laken Allphin, Kevin Baird, Kayla Barrier, Krista Bies, Nicholas Byrd, Nigel Campbell, Tyler Carney, John Darenkamp, James Eppley, Taylor Fronk, Kirstyn Green, Derek Hahn, Logan Harper, Abigail Hauck, Jessica Hemberger, Logan Hignite, Cheyenne Hill, Trevor Hill, Kacie Krumpelbeck, Eric Lang, Jonathan Lewis, Nolan Matre, Jordan Mcwilliams, Ragan Meadows, Ashley Meyer, Savannah O’Brien, Amber Ramsey, Samantha Ripberger, Hannah Soudrette, Brandon Stacey, Henry Stucke, Madison Zahneis and Alisha Zimmerman.

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“Research shows that children respond best to oneon-one instruction; yet, many schools do not have enough teachers and resources to provide this individual attention to every student. Fortunately, Cincinnati Reads bridges this gap, providing schools the crucial service of quality, compassionate volunteer tutors,” said Stephanie Graves, LNGC’s executive director. “The Louise Taft Semple Foundation’s generous support enables us to



The Martha Holden Jennings Foundation awarded the Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati $12,000 for its Cincinnati Reads Program which recruits and trains volunteers to work one-on-one with K-fourthgrade students in Cincinnati Public Schools who read below grade level. Acting as the liaison between community groups, businesses, schools, churches, and local universities, Cincinnati Reads provides ongoing volunteer assistance. Over 3,000 volunteers have completed training seminars since 2001. In 2009, CR trained 430 tutors and placed them in over 30 schools.


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The following information describes who advances in the various tournaments.


The following wrestlers placed at the Division I State Wrestling Championships, which were held at the Jerome Schottenstein Center at Ohio State University in Columbus March 4-6. • Elder: Sam Conners (152), 6; Ian Korb (171), 3; Kevin Hyland (189), 4. • La Salle: Max Byrd (119), 6.


• The Oak Hills boys’ bowling team qualified to the state championships with its fourthplace performance during the district championship finals Tuesday, March 2. The Highlanders finished at 4,198 pins to advance while finishing behind first-place Kenton Ridge (4,435 pins), second-place Centerville (4,359) and third-place Mechanicsburg (4,256). The state championships concluded Friday, March 5, with Oak Hills finishing sixth. Senior Keith Bunke led Oak Hills with a 625; he finished 17th overall, while seniors Stephen Kluesener and Gary Ostrowski both had a 110 to finishin the top 25. • Mercy finished first in the girls’ Southwest District Tournament with a total score of 4,050 March 1, qualifying them for state. Seton finished sixth with a 2,534, also qualifying them for state. Mercy’s top-finishers were Kelsey Shaible with 638 points (first place), Emily Schmitt with 611 points (third place), Lindsay Doll with 592 points (sixth place) and Katlie Minning with 565 points (12th place). At the state championships, Seton, which finished fourth, was led by Nicole Kettler (637) and Pam Kettler (583), who finished ninth and 24th, respectively. Mercy, which did not qualify for the championship bracket, was led by Minning (546), who finished 33rd.

Boys’ basketball

• No. 1 La Salle (20-2) will play the winner of No. 7 Walnut Hills and No. 11 Woodward in the district final at UD Arena March 13. • No. 10 St. Xavier (12-10) will play the winner of No. 11 Xenia and No. 1 Wayne in the district final at UD Arena March 13.

BRIEFLY Gibler records career best

In two games with the Loyola University basketball team the week of Feb. 21, St. Xavier High School graduate Walt Gibler averaged 13.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and one assist, while shooting 71 percent (10 for 14) from the field, in a pair of Loyola University Chicago losses. After recording eight points and a career-best 10 rebounds in a heartbreaking 63-61 loss to Milwaukee Feb. 25, Gibler scored a team-high 18 points and snagged three boards in an 87-71 setback to Green Bay two days later in the team’s regular season finale. Gibler was nearly perfect against Green Bay, hitting six of seven shots from the field overall. He is a virtual lock to become the first Rambler since Leon Young in 20052006 to average 10 or more points per game despite coming off the bench.

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Elder’s 3 state placers lead wrestlers

By Tony Meale

More than a dozen area wrestlers participated in the Division I State Wrestling Championships at the Jerome Schottenstein Center at Ohio State University in Columbus March 4-6. Leading the locals were eight qualifiers from Elder, which had three state-placers. Juniors Ian Korb and Kevin Hyland placed third and fourth, respectively. Korb, who won sectional and district titles, finishes the season 39-3. He placed eighth at state as a sophomore at 160. Hyland, a sectional champion and district runner-up, finishes 40-6. Senior Sam Conners (152), meanwhile, placed sixth at state. A sectional champion and district runner-up, Conners finishes 36-13. Senior Ryan Ruffing (140), who was third at sectionals and fourth at districts, went 2-2 at state to finish 29-11. Senior Pat Nusekabel (215) and sophomore Nick Nusekabel (285), both of whom finished fourth at districts, went 1-2 at state. Pat, who was a sectional champion, finishes 35-12, while Nick finishes 42-10. Senior Jake Meyer and junior Jahday Daniels both went 0-2 at state to finish with records


Oak Hills’ Tyler Weiskittel, top, works to pin his opponent as the ref watches closely Friday, Feb. 26, during the opening match of the Division I District Championships. Weiskittel took second place during districts at 125 pounds while qualifying to state. of 36-16 and 28-11, respectively. As a team, Elder finished ninth at state, recording 45 total points. Moeller (52.5) finished sixth, while Wadsworth (172), Lakewood St. Edward (167.5) and Massillon Perry (66) finished first through third, respectively. La Salle sophomore Max Byrd (119), who advanced to state after winning sec-


La Salle’s Max Byrd, top, works to pin his opponent during the opening round of the Division I District Championships on Friday, Feb. 26. Byrd won a district title at 119 pounds while scoring a state qualification this winter.

tional and district titles, finished sixth. He is the 10th wrestler in La Salle history to finish sixth or higher at the state meet. The last Lancer to do so was 2005 grad Joe Kaake, who also placed sixth. Byrd went 2-2 at state to finish the season 40-9. He placed seventh at state as a freshman. Oak Hills had three senior state-qualifiers, all of whom went 1-2 at state. Tyler Weiskittel (125), a district champion, finishes 34-6. He went 37-5 as a junior. Brad Baas (103) and Ryan Quinn (171), both of whom placed second at districts, finish with records of 29-9 and 36-7, respectively. Western Hills senior Donnie Ballou (130), who finished third at sectionals and districts, went 0-2 at state to finish the season 42-4.


Elder’s Sam Conners, right, takes his opponent to the mat during his opening match at the Division I District Championships on Friday, Feb. 26. Conners finished districts in second place at 152 pounds while qualifying to the state championships.

St. X finds trend in postseason upsets By Tony Meale

For the second straight season, the St. Xavier High School basketball team engineered an upset in the Division I sectional final. After downing a highly touted Middletown team in 2009, the No. 10 Bombers bested No. 4 Winton Woods 51-50 at the Cintas Center March 5. “(Winton Woods has) the ability to (deliver) a knockout punch very quickly,” St. X head coach Scott Martin said. But the Bombers withstood the jabs and body shots that had them at a 3215 disadvantage in the second quarter and down 4027 heading into the fourth. With the game tied at 50 with 4.8 seconds remaining, senior Alex Longi hit a free throw to give St. X the win. He finished with 15 points, while senior teammate Luke Massa added 14. “Alex and Luke have been consistent scorers all year long,” Martin said. “They are our floor leaders and have been our stability.” Winton Woods entered the game 17-2 on the season with two road losses by a combined three points,


Zacc Yauss, a junior guard from St. Xavier, penetrates the Winton Woods defense in the March 5 game. He had six points in the 51-50. including a one-point loss to No. 1 La Salle Feb. 2. The Warriors went a perfect 100 in conference play, winning the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye division with ease. St. X, meanwhile, advanced to play Winton Woods after knocking off No. 19 Anderson 53-35 in the sectional semifinals. The

score was tied at 22 at the half, but the Bombers outscored Anderson 19-3 in the third quarter. “Our team was able to put defensive pressure and offensive pressure together,” St. X head coach Scott Martin said. “When a team does that, they have the opportunity to pull away. We talked about a few

things to adjust at halftime, and our guys were able to execute them. They were very focused, and it showed.” It’s been an up-anddown season for St. X. The Bombers opened the year with a win at McNicholas, lost three straight and then won three straight en route to winning the National Jesuit Christmas Classic in Washington, D.C., to move to 4-3. They have since gone 7-7 and have not won or lost more than two games in a row during that stretch. St. X endured an ample amount of midseason heartbreak with three one-point losses during a nine-game stretch from Jan. 5 to Feb. 5. In the last of these losses – 43-42 at home to Moeller – Crusader forward Griffin McKenzie scored the gamewinner on a put-back at the buzzer. St. X has now lost nine straight to Moeller, including six times by six points or fewer. Martin said those midseason losses have helped his players. “The team has learned that they have to focus the whole game,” Martin said. “They realized plays that happen at any time during the game can have an

impact on the final result.” St. X finished third in the Greater Catholic League South division behind La Salle and Moeller, which finished tied for first. St. X, which has advanced to the Final Four four times since 2000, last won the GCLSouth since 2005, when it shared the conference title with Moeller. Aside from Longi and Massa, both of whom are averaging double figures, St. X has gotten key contributions from senior Brandon Polking of Bridgetown, who is shooting better than 50 percent from the floor. “Brandon has probably been our most consistent performer,” Martin said. “He works 100 percent every minute and always does the extra little thing nobody else will do.” Also playing a pivotal role has been senior David Niehaus of Sycamore, who has scored who scored in double figures in four of his last 11 games. He finished with eight against Winton Woods. “When he produces, he makes us a hard team to beat,” Martin said. The Bombers advance to play the winner of Xenia and Wayne in the district final March 13 at UD Arena.

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This basketball program is for current sixth, seventh and eighth grade girls and offers an alternative to traditional select basketball teams by offering the flexibility to participate while working around other schedules for a minimal fee. Practices will be held at Seton High School. An informational meeting will be in mid to late March. If interested in being contacted, email

Senior golf league

A senior league is seeking golfers for Monday mornings. The league begins April 19 and plays through September at Neumann Golf Course. Price of $33 includes two picnics, luncheons and weekly prizes. Call 385-0410.

Baseball camp

Oak Hills High School is conducting a one-day fielding and baserunning camp March 21 for players in first through 12th grades. Oak Hills head coach Chuck Laumann will direct the program in conjunction with U.S. Baseball Academy. The session will last for three

hours. The cost is $50. Space is limited. Registration is now under way. For more information, call 866622-4487.

Adult leagues

River’s Edge Indoor Sports is conducting registration for its Sunday adult coed soccer league, which starts play March 7; and its Thursday adult coed league starting March 11 at River’s Edge Indoor. Team fee is $350 per team each night or play in both leagues for $550, referee fees included. Friday night adult coed soccer league starts March 19. Register at or call 264-1775.

Indoor spring soccer

Indoor soccer registration going on now through March 7, at Western Sports Mall for indoor soccer for high school co-ed, men, U16 and U18 boys and girls, women, and co-ed. Leagues play for nine weeks and the top four play in the tournament. There is potential for 11 games for one low price of $490, plus ref fees. For online registration, go to Call 451-4900 or e-mail


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Indoor soccer registration going on now through March 7 at Western Sports Mall for a four-week indoor session for teams ages U7-U14. The session starts March 21 and runs for four weeks for $200, plus ref fee. A co-ed team is also available for ages 13 and 14. For online registration, visit Call 451-4900 or e-mail

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Bengals Pro-Bowl wide receiver Chad Ochocinco has announced dates for his Chad Ochocinco Football Camp presented by CBTS. This two-day event will be from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, July 22, and Friday, July 23, at Sycamore High School. Ochocinco will be on site to direct the activities of the camp and provide instruction. The camp will also feature a selection of the top prep and collegiate coaches in the Cincinnati area. The camp will be open to all boys and girls ages from 7 to 14. Each day, the campers will experi-

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In waiting for Gary Leitz’s punch line, I found it at the end of his March 3 letter. Where is the diversity in the Tea Party? Here is a heads-up Gary, not being a member, I do drink tea and it comes in all colors. I’m a conservative and collect information from a variety of sources like most free-thinking, intelligent people. The old saying muttered by my mother, “politics are like dirty diapers, the more they’re stirred, the more they stink,” pertains today. Gary feels the progressives corner the market solving woes in our United States. Health care, budget, unemployment, can’t be solved by one group. No one has all the answers, but some of us have solid ideas. We are the people that live good lives. We raise independent children, attend church, care for the welfare of others, are aware of ever changing political agendas and think for ourselves.

Gary, put your feet up, breath slowly, have a cup of tea and read a history book. Carole Lynch Rybolt Road Green Township


After making his plea that members consult rather than contend, he expressed a sentiment that he had preached for much of his life. “Declarations of a fixed opinion, and a determined resolution never to change, neither enlighten nor convince us. Now it is time for all members to compromise,” Benjamin Franklin, 1787, while speaking to the new Congress. Stop telling us the Republicans are all wrong. Stop telling us the Democrats are all wrong. Start working together and do the job we sent you there to do. Jerome Fatora Lakefront Drive Bridgetown

CH@TROOM Last week’s question: Would you consider or are you considering a Toyota for your next car, given the company’s recent recalls and safety concerns? Why or why not? “No. I still think that we should keep as much money in the U.S.A. as we can. With the way that there problems are playing out I think they have hidden much from the public.” S.H. “Yes, I have owned several Toyota’s and they are dependable, good resale value, and reasonable maintenance cost. GM and Ford have had more than 100 recalls in the past several months involving thousands of cars and very little is said about their problems. Toyota employs thousands of workers in America. We need them and they need us.” B.B. “I was planning on purchasing a Toyota this spring. In light of the recalls and the general uncertainty regarding the integrity of the company, I decided to purchase another make of car. Giving Toyota a rest for while may be a good idea. When size and volume take hold, it seems complicity and greed follow suit. In a few years, they will no doubt emerge as a better, more humble car company.” L.D. “I have owned several Toyotas. However, if I were to buy today, I probably would not buy a Toyota. I’m mostly concerned that they knew about the problems and chose not to fix them until forced to do so. My Hyundai is looking like a better choice every day.” B.N. “After the first recall I figured that they would bounce back quickly, but they seem to be caught up in a downward spiral. I say no to a Toyota product.” C.A.S. “No! No! No! I think they knew they rushed production to meet a deadline, and which kind of ‘dead’ line are we talking about?” S.B. “We definitely would! My husband and I each have been buying Toyotas since 1980 and leasing since 1995 and I have had only one repair in all that time. We




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About Ch@troom This week’s question: How would it affect you if the U.S. Postal Service discontinued Saturday service? Every week The Western Hills Press asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to m with “chatroom” in the subject line. have had Corollas, Camrys, Rav4s and even a MR2! Two years ago when the lease was up, I went to a Nissan Ultima since the Camry didn’t change much and the lease amount was lower, but that car was recalled four times! I still say Toyota are the most reliable car ever.” L.S.B. “Yes, if I was to buy a new car I would look at the Toyotas, because over the years they have been a reliable car and a lot of the innovations they brought about other car companies were forced to adapt to stay competitive.” L.S. “No. I would buy a Ford because they took no government stimulus money and are doing better than the other manufacturers.” W.H. “Unfortunately for America, foreign automakers such as Honda and Toyota make superior vehicles, so all my cars will continue to be either Toyota or Honda. One or two problems over the last 40 years pales in comparison to the millions of recalls we’ve had for American cars. Until the auto unions are abolished and we stop paying people to make inferior cars, I’ll stick with Toyota and Honda. Wake up, American auto industry.” G.C. “We have had Toyotas in the past and been happy with them; however, whether we buy another one depends on how well their vehicles meet our needs. Reliability is critical; we stopped buying American cars for this very reason. The Japanese will be sorry if they don’t learn from the Detroit companies.” D.H.




Trustees care about township roads Steve Grote’s letter to the editor in last week’s edition of the Press seems to indicate that the Green Township Board of Trustees does not consider township-controlled streets to be the highest priority of the trustees. I take exception with his analysis of TIF expenditures for street repair purposes. Each fall, the condition of each of the 475 township streets is assessed. These condition ratings are made utilizing the same methodology employed by the Ohio Public Works Commission District 2 Integrating Committee to rate the condition of pavement for SCIP and LTIP grant applications. Using this criteria, the most recent assessment, completed in December 2009, demonstrates that 366 (77 percent) of these streets were rated as being in good, better or new/best condition. Streets rated in these three categories typically require nothing more than routine maintenance. In 2010, we are repairing all township streets identified as being in need of immediate repair. The fact that the overwhelming majority of township streets have been rated as being in favorable condition underscores the trustees commitment to township-controlled streets. The combination of the trustees commitment to spend more than $1.5 million annually in TIF funds to repair our streets and the maintenance strategies employed by the department of

public services has again resulted in this most recent favorable assessment of the condition of t o w n s h i p streets. Oddly, Grote Fred focuses only on Schlimm TIF expenditures Community and fails to mencontribuPress guest tion tions towards columnist these efforts from the street levy, gasoline tax, road and bridge, Green Township motor vehicle license tax, and Hamilton County motor vehicle license tax funds, which are combined with TIF funds to ensure that all township streets are kept in good repair. By expending TIF funds for the repair of roadways not under the control of the township, the trustees demonstrate a commitment to ensuring that safety and traffic congestion issues are addressed for all the residents and motorists in the township. We receive many more complaints related to traffic congestion and safety concerns on county or state controlled roadways than we do regarding similar concerns on township streets. Budgetary constraints being realized at the county and state have greatly restricted their ability

Rather than stand pat and wait for someone else to step up, the trustees are taking a proactive role in ensuring safe and efficient travel on all streets in the township. to address these underlying safety and congestion conditions found at many locations throughout the township. Rather than stand pat and wait for someone else to step up, the trustees are taking a proactive role in ensuring safe and efficient travel on all streets in the township. For instance, improvements that are under way along North Bend Road at Boomer Road underscore our commitment, in such cases, where safety and traffic congestion studies conducted by OKI and ODOT affirm the actions of the trustees in making improvements to roadways such as this. The fact is, taxes paid by all township residents and property owners contribute to township street repair efforts. Why should those repairs be limited to only township-controlled streets? The strategies being implemented by the trustees help ensures that all residents and property owners get some bang for their buck. Fred Schlimm Jr. is director of public services for Green Township.

Pepper lays out state of county On Feb. 18, I was honored to deliver the State of the County address. The bottom line is that while Hamilton County, like most communities, faced major challenges in 2009, we met those difficulties head on and grasped at new opportunities in every way possible. We dramatically reduced spending, created and retained thousands of jobs, and fought to protect middle class families caught up in the economic crisis of 2009. And we built a strong foundation for 2010 and beyond. And much of this success can be attributed to something quite simple: unlike government in Washington and Columbus, which are paralyzed by partisan bickering, county leaders have worked in a bipartisan fashion to take on the problems before us. So during the tough times, we’ve worked together to get things done. Highlights from the last year include:

Fiscal Responsibility

Faced with declining revenue and an uncertain economic climate, the county made difficult but necessary decisions regarding our priorities and spending. We lived within our means, even as those means were greatly reduced. • Hamilton County accomplished a historic reduction in the size of County government, reducing our budget by $60 million (22 percent) in two years and lowering the level of spending equal to the amount spent in 1998. • Hamilton County received praise from Moody’s, which complimented the County’s “willingness to make difficult budgetary decision to reduce expenditures.”

Job Creation

Hamilton County aggressively pushed for job growth and retention and business development.

• During 2009, 51 economic developments took place in Hamilton County, creating and retaining more than 13,000 jobs and David Pepper generating $309 Community million in investPress guest ments. • These projcolumnist ects include large companies like General Electric, and many small businesses that are growing right here in our county. • The county/city SuperJobs center continues to be a leader in the state, linking 2,200 people to jobs, and providing job training to 660 youth in our community.


The county devoted much of 2009 to developing a strong foundation of revitalized communities, so we can better compete to bring jobs and families to our county. • During 2009, the county began investing $8 million in federal funds to tear down blight and rehabilitate housing in 16 neighborhoods including Cheviot, Woodlawn and Colerain Township. • Communities will share $24M to revitalize some of their most distressed properties beginning in 2010, • The county is working to revitalize business districts and brownfields in Blue Ash, Lockland, Harrison and others, and has added attractive tax abatements to spur developments in Madeira and Columbia Township. • By actively working with community partners to fight foreclosures, the county has now saved 2,175 homes from foreclosure, averting $50 million in lost property values.

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Public Safety

Public safety continues to remain Hamilton County’s top budgetary priority. Despite the budget cuts, Hamilton County was able to keep core public safety services intact during 2009. • Through savings and stimulus, Hamilton County rehired 35 sheriff’s deputies, eliminated the need for coroner shutdown days, and added electronic monitoring units. • Ohio has identified Hamilton County as the state’s demonstration site for addressing criminal justice issues specifically related to veterans. • And we continue to pursue reforms to ensure that our Court and corrections system is run as efficiently and effectively as possible. To read and watch my full State of the County speech in full, please visit: David Pepper is a Hamilton County commissioner. He is also a candidate for state auditor.



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Joe Kaufman’s costume included a colorful headpiece.

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The Ku-Ni-Eh Lodge Dance and Drum group performed at the Pack 98 Blue and Gold Banquet at Monfort Heights United Methodist Church recently. The group was formed in 1965 and performs at Scout functions within the Dan Beard Council. Members come from all over the council, dress in Native American costumes and perform a number of ceremonial dances and songs.

The Ku-Ni-Eh Drum and Dance group group wore full costume, including some large feather bustles such as this one, worn by dancer Neil Lizakowski of Batavia.

Dancer Terry Aufermann, Price Hill, leads some Webelos in a dance. Aaron Broughton, a member of the Ku-Ni-Eh Drum and Dance group performed at the Blue and Gold Banquet of Boy Scout Pack 98 at the Monfort Heights United Methodist Church.

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Neil Lizakowski, Batavia, performs some steps for the group.

Aaron Broughton and Joe Kaufman lead Cub Scouts in a dance.

Terry Aufermann, Price Hill, and Alex Richardson, Loveland, showed dance moves and costumes to the Scouts and their families.

Joe Kaufman leads Scouts in a Native American dance. He is a member of the Ku-Ni-Eh Drum and Dance group performed at the Blue and Gold Banquet of Boy Scout Pack 98 at the Monfort Heights United Methodist Church.

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ART & CRAFT CLASSES Intermediate Sewing Classes, 9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave. Child care available. Classes offered on a six-week rotating schedule. Participants must have completed beginner classes. Free. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673; West Price Hill. Beginner Quilling Class, 2-4 p.m., Scrap-Ink, 5515 Bridgetown Road. Learn to create intricate designs with tiny pieces of rolled papers. All materials provided except scissors and double-sided adhesive. Ages 18 and up. $18. Reservations required. 389-0826; Green Township. ART EXHIBITS

Winter Wear: Craig McDaniel, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road. Works in variety of media that chart feelings of love and longing, themes of spirituality and mystery and settings such as fairy tales and imaginary scenes that blend together with artist’s aim of enchanting the viewer. Presented by College of Mount St. Joseph. 244-4314. Delhi Township.


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


Horror Book Club, 8 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road. “Black House.” Presented by Monfort Heights/White Oak Civic Association. 369-4472. Monfort Heights.


Comic Potential, 8 p.m., Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, 3017 Harrison Ave. Comedy. Jacie Tripplethree is a beautiful actress with an uncanny sense of humor and perfect comedic timing. Television writer Adam wants to build a series around her. The problem? She’s an actoid, a robot designed specifically for acting. Contains adult language and situations. $15, $14 advance online. Presented by Drama Workshop. 5988303; Westwood. F R I D A Y, M A R C H 1 2


Beginner Card-Making Class, 10-11 a.m., Scrap-Ink, 5515 Bridgetown Road. All supplies provided. Bring adhesive. Family friendly. $8. Reservations required. 503-1042. Green Township. Piecemakers, 2-4 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave. Quilters and sewers create projects to benefit the community. Child care available. Free. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673; West Price Hill.


Ladies Night Out, 6-9:30 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd., Preschool. Crafters and vendors. Silent auction, grab bags and door prizes. Benefits Cheviot United Methodist Church Preschool. $2. Presented by CUMC Preschool. 3893060. Cheviot.


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


StrollerFit, 9:40-10:40 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, 6720 Home City Ave. Cross training class for moms of all ages. Bring child in stroller. Bring water and mat for core work. $10. Presented by StrollerFit Inc. 2059772; Sayler Park.


Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., VFW Post 6428, 140 Main St., Fish sandwiches, fries, coleslaw, and macaroni and cheese. Beer, soda and carryout available. $9. 941-6428. Addyston. Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. Lawrence Church, 3680 Warsaw Ave. Heritage Hall. Includes breaded shrimp, baked salmon, cod sandwiches, spaghetti, grilled cheese sandwich, pizza bread, sides, desserts and beverages. Carryout available. Benefits PTO. $1-$7. 921-4230. East Price Hill. Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 485, 29 E. State Road. Fried, cod, ocean perch and tilapia. With macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, fries, coleslaw and tartar sauce. Carryout available. Benefits Miller Stockum American Legion Post 485. $8. 941-1643. Cleves. Fabulous Fish Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Bridgetown Finer Meats and Catering, 6135 Bridgetown Road. Includes fish sandwich, fries, macaroni and cheese, green beans and fruit salad. Carryout available. $1-$7. 5743100. Green Township. Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. William Church, 4108 W. Eighth St., School Cafeteria. Fried and baked fish, fried shrimp, crab cakes, pizza, macaroni and cheese, soup, baked goods and ice cream. Beer and soft drinks available. Carryout and drive through available. $3-$7. 921-0247; West Price Hill. Wine Tasting, 6-8 p.m., bigg’s Delhi, 5025 Delhi Road. St. Patrick’s day beers. Three samples with snacks. $2. 354-1700. Delhi Township. Lenten Fish Fry, 4-7 p.m., St. Aloysius Gonzaga School, 4390 Bridgetown Road. School Cafeteria. Fish and shrimp dinners, baked or fried fish sandwiches, pizza, sides and beverages. Carryout and drive through available. Benefits Parish’s youth athletic programs. $1.25-$10. Presented by St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church. 574-4035. Green Township. Lenten Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Our Lady of the Visitation School, 3180 South Road. Includes fried or baked fish, crab cakes and shrimp, sides, Trotta’s pizza, sandwiches and more. Children’s activities. Call ahead. Free delivery for shut-ins. Presented by St. Joseph of the Three Rivers Council Knights of Columbus. 347-2229. Green Township. Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., St. Antoninus Parish, 1500 Linneman Road. Fried fish sandwich, grilled salmon, jumbo fried shrimp, pizza, baked potato, macaroni and cheese, salad, green beans, cole slaw, french fries, onion rings and soup of the week. Family friendly. $5.50-$7.50 dinners; $1.50-$3.50 à la carte. Presented by St. Antoninus Boy Scout Troop 614. 922-5400; Green Township. Boy Scout Troop 271 Fish Fry, 3:30-7:30 p.m., St. Teresa of Avila Church, 1175 Overlook Ave. Fish sandwiches and dinners, salmon dinners, shrimp and shrimp dinners, clam chowder, macaroni and cheese, kids meals and other Lenten favorites. Desserts available for sale by local Girl Scout Troops. Benefits St. Teresa Boy Scout Troop 271. 348-2043. West Price Hill. Fish Fry, 4:30-8 p.m., St. Dominic Church, 4551 Delhi Road, O’Connor Hall. Carryout and drive-through available. 471-7741. Delhi Township.

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EXERCISE CLASSES Spinning, 8-8:45 a.m., Western Tennis and Fitness Club, 5490 Muddy Creek, Endurance Ride Saturday classes. Strength Ride Sunday classes. $12; free members. Registration required. 451-4233; Green Township. HEALTH / WELLNESS

Weight Management Class, Noon-1 p.m., Curves - Miami Heights/Cleves, 3797 Shady Lane, Free. Registration recommended. 4671189. Miami Heights.


Seminars in a Snap: Tree & Shrub Pruning 101, 11-11:30 a.m., White Oak Garden Center, 3579 Blue Rock Road. Educational opportunities for busy people who want to enhance their outdoor living space with style and beauty. Free. 385-3313; White Oak.

Local R&B band II Juicy performs Saturday, March 13, at Poppy’s Tavern, 5510 Rybolt Road. beginning at 9:30 p.m. For more information, call 574-6333. For details about the band, visit



Reasons To Believe, Cincinnati, 1:15-4 p.m., Cincinnati Christian University, 2700 Glenway Ave. Professors Dan Dyke and Hugh Henry teach how study of words can be tool to increase understanding of difficult passages in Bible, specifically demonstrated in creation account. Includes questions-andanswer session. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Reasons To Believe. 614-5540539. East Price Hill.


Used Book Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Green Township Branch Library, Free. 369-6961. Green Township.


Comic Potential, 3 p.m., Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, $15, $14 advance online. 598-8303; Westwood. S U N D A Y, M A R C H 1 4


Winter Wear: Craig McDaniel, 1-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 244-4314. Delhi Township.


Spinning, 12:45-1:30 p.m., Western Tennis and Fitness Club, $12; free members. Registration required. 451-4233; Green Township.


Used Book Sale, Noon-6 p.m., Green Township Branch Library, 6525 Bridgetown Road. Fiction and nonfiction books for adults and kids, CDs, cassettes, audio books and videocassettes. Free. Presented by Friends of the Public Library. 369-6961. Green Township.

Chili Cook-Off, 3-7 p.m., Purcell Council Knights of Columbus, 3621 Glenmore Ave. Includes split-thepot, silent auctions, raffles and more. Benefits Adoptive Parents Outreach Program of Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio. $10. Presented by Catholic Charities SouthWestern Ohio. 241-7745; Cheviot.




Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9 p.m., Miss Kitty’s Cafe, 3670 Werk Road. Free. 922-7612. Green Township.

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


M O N D A Y, M A R C H 1 5 Your Financial Health Personal Education Program, 7-8 p.m., Taylor High School, 36 E. Harrison Ave. Free. How to Live Forever: Creating Your Financial Legacy. Presented by Three Rivers Local School District. Through May 10. 941-6400. North Bend.


Cardio Tennis Class, 8-9 a.m., Western Tennis and Fitness Club, 5490 Muddy Creek, Includes warmup, cardio workout and cool down. No tennis experience required. $15, $12 members. Registration required. 4514233. Green Township. StrollerFit, 9:40-10:40 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $10. 205-9772; Sayler Park. Restore the Core, 6:30-7:30 p.m., New Hope Community Church, $10. 205-9772; Green Township. T U E S D A Y, M A R C H 1 6


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

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Retired Engineers and Scientists of Cincinnati Luncheon Meeting, 11:30 a.m., Evergreen Retirement Community, 230 W. Galbraith Road. Bob Grace of Turner Construction presents "Cincinnati's Tallest Building, The Queen City Tower Project." $13. Reservations required by March 11. 5204338; Hartwell.


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Intermediate Card-Making Class, 10-11:30 a.m., Scrap-Ink, 5515 Bridgetown Road. Learn new techniques and intermediate level folds. Family friendly. $8. Registration required. 389-0826. Green Township. Technique Savvy, 7-9 p.m., Scrap-Ink, 5515 Bridgetown Road. Rubber stamp and paper crafting artists learn more challenging techniques, styles and patterns. Family friendly. $22. 389-0826. Green Township. Scrapbooking, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave. Child care available. Free. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 4714673; West Price Hill.


Green Township Democratic Club Monthly Meeting, 7 p.m., Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road. Discussion of current issues. Split the pot. Includes refreshments. New members welcome. Free. 5983100; Green Township.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Pioneer Antique & Hobby Association, 7:30 p.m., Nathanael Green Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road, Mulberry Room. Speaker is Kathy Kiefer, “The Lone Ranger Came to Northside.” Guests are welcome. 451-4822. Green Township.


Line Dancing, 7-11 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road. 251-7977. Riverside.


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


Western Hills Job Satellite Group, 9-10:30 a.m., Westwood First Presbyterian Church, 3011 Harrison Ave. Community members welcome to learn from and support each other in job-seeking process. Speakers present valuable content about latest in electronic résumés, networking, interview skills, available funding and community resources. Group members provide support and accountability to one another during this stressful time. Free. 662-1244. Westwood. T H U R S D A Y, M A R C H 1 8


Teen Resource Fair, 5-7 p.m., Seton High School, 3901 Glenway Ave. Open to teens 14-17. Advice and guidance on ways to find summer jobs to help them in long-term career aspirations, mentorship, volunteering and programming opportunities. Free. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 4714673. West Price Hill.


The Diviners, 7:30 p.m., Oak Hills High School, 3200 Ebenezer Road. Holt Auditorium. Drama. Skip Bandonsky, thespian director. $5. 703-5496. Green Township.

Line Dance Class, 10-11 a.m., Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane, Line dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Through Dec. 28. 321-6776. West Price Hill.


Core Power, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Party Hoppers, 6131 Cleves Warsaw Pike. $5 per class. Reservations recommended. 373-6469; Delhi Township. Fit Chix Cross Training for Women, 7:308:30 p.m., Party Hoppers, 6131 Cleves Warsaw Pike. Bring hand weights, jump rope, water and towel. $5 per class. Reservations recommended. 373-6469. Delhi Township. Restore the Core, 6:30-7:30 p.m., New Hope Community Church, $10. 205-9772; Green Township.


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



The Cincinnati Wine Festival returns for its 20th year March 12-13, in the Grand Ballroom at the Duke Energy Center, 525 Elm St., downtown CIncinnati. The Grand Tastings will be 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, March 12, and Saturday, March 13, 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Tickets range in price from $60 to $110 depending on time, date and if the Special Tasting is included. For details or to buy tickets, call 513-723-9463 or visit

Families in Crisis Situations, 6-7:30 p.m., Carson Elementary School, 4323 Glenway Ave. Parents learn about problems and issues facing their children and the impact it is having on them. Parents and children provided with tools and support to successfully deal with issues while strengthening skills and relationships. For families in following zip codes only: 45205, 45211, 45238, 45225 and 45223. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Beech Acres Parenting Center. 363-9849; Price Hill.

Come out for the 139th edition of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The Zing Zang Zoom show features Zingmaster Alex and his assistant Levitytia leading the audience through a kaleidoscope of color, imagery and fun Thursday March 11, through Sunday, March 14, at the U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway, downtown Cincinnati. Shows start at 7 p.m. with 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets range from $14.50 to $85. For details or tickets, call 513-562-4949 or visit


March 10, 2010

Western Hills Press


Our enemy fear attended the Olympics

The Olympics are majestic but they are no match for fear. We enjoy watching the games for various reasons: our patriotism, competitive spirit, love of sports, or even for the vicarious thrill of imagining ourselves in some of the athletes. Yet, if we are competing, how well would we handle our fears? The Olympics, like life itself, confronts humans with various fears. In our lives, “Each morning two grinning gremlins sit at the foot of our bed. One is called Lethargy and one is called Fear. Either will gladly eat us alive … for they daily renew their interest in possessing our soul,” writes analyst Dr. James Hollis. The success of our lives will be found in our struggle to achieve as much meaning and depth as possible by going beyond the bounds these two enemies try to set upon us. Do Olympics participants battle these same gremlins as we do in our lives, jobs and responsibilities? Definitely! For example, in the Feb.

26 edition of USA To d a y , s p o r t s columnist M i k e Lopresti wrote of the unnoFather Lou t i c e d Guntzelman departure the Perspectives of Netherlands bobsled team. “Its team has pulled out of the four-man bobsled competition before even starting – not because of injury or controversy or lousy times. The pilot is Edwin van Calker, and he has lost his nerve to compete,” Lopresti states. “They’ve seen the crashes at the Whistler Sliding Centre. They are haunted by the death of the Georgian luger. Edwin had an awful time of it last week in the two-man competition,” notes the columnist. Edwin’s brother and teammate, Arnold, agreed with him. He is 33 years old and has a wife and daughter who saw the luger’s death back in Holland on television. Some will condemn their

withdrawal from the Olympics, others will try to understand. But we must remember that the gremlin of fear sits at the foot of every one of our beds, and in every one of our endeavors. “Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world,” says Emerson. Was the bobsledder’s decision to withdraw his succumbing to cowardice or the summoning up of courage (not caring what others will say and think of him)? Or, back in the beginning of his bobsledding career choice years ago, was he fearful of changing his choice or of future failure? We do not know. What we do know is that life is not our enemy, fear is. Throughout life we must ask ourselves in every dilemma we face between the difficult and the easy; in every relationship in which we’re called to make risks and sacrificial choices; in every commitment we’re called upon to make; every responsibility to a spouse or child, “Is it basically fear or lethargy that’s holding me

have. I have known fear of failure, fear of humiliation, fear of injury, and sometimes fear of death, either for myself or a loved one. “Most of all, I have wrestled against the fear of not mattering, of being cast out because I did not fit in, of being overlooked because I was not significant, and of being shamed because I was not worthy. I have at times been paralyzed by this feeling. I have let it hold me back. And what I now want

back? Does my choice diminish me or enlarge me?” Only the boldest among us can acknowledge the role that fear plays in our lives and then to do something about it. In the beginning of his book, “Face Your Fear: Living with Courage in an Age of Caution,” Rabbi Shmuley Boteach writes for all of us when he reveals, “I have struggled my whole life against fear, as many of you

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March 10, 2010

Have a taste o’ the green this St. Paddy’s Day The wild yellow aconite which dear friend Ike Leaf gave me starts of so long ago is now starting to cover our little patch of woods with bright yellow and green. The snowdrops are up, too. I’m always amazed at the courage of Mother Nature to push these delicate looking flowers through the frozen ground and snow. Spring is not far behind! And don’t forget to start saving those papery onion

skins for coloring E a s t e r Eggs. I’ll share that r e c i p e soon. Meanwhile, St. Rita P a t r i c k ’s Heikenfeld Day is just around Rita’s kitchen the corner, so here are some favorites to celebrate.

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Eileen is a friend of mine and a marvelous cook. Eileen likes lime gelatin, but you can use your favorite. 1 can, 20 oz., crushed pineapple in juice 1 box, 6 oz., lime gelatin (or flavor of your choice) 2 cups buttermilk 1 carton, 8 oz., whipped topping 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted (optional but good)

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⁄2 cup raisins, dried cherries (chopped) or currants 2-3 teaspoons caraway seed (optional) 1 cup sour cream Milk Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix flour, soda, salt, sugar and butter until mixture is crumbly. Add raisins, caraway and sour cream. Beat until blended. Form into mound-shaped circle on sprayed cookie sheet. Brush with milk. Bake 4555 minutes.

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Combine margarine, granulated and brown sugars, and flour. Mix well and

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. Email columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Curves is encouraging women in the local area to show their philanthropic strength by participating in the annual Curves Food Drive. The clubs are offering compelling incentives for both existing and potential members who participate. Through March 31, Curves locations will collect non-perishable items and monetary donations for food banks. The goal, according to Curves Founder Diane Heavin, is for the community to come together to help families in need. According to Heavin, members who donate a bag

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save 1⁄2 cup for topping. Add eggs, buttermilk and baking soda. Mix well and then add raisins, coconut and pecans. Put in two floured and greased round cake pans. (I’d just use cooking spray). Put reserved dry ingredients on top and press some pecans on top of each cake. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes (I’d check after about 25 minutes).





March 10, 2010

Western Hills Press


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Mobile mammography

The Jewish Hospital mobile mammography unit will be at Dillard’s, 6290 Glenway Ave., Monday, March 29. Most appointments are available between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The American Cancer Society recommends that women have a mammogram every year starting at age 40. Screening mammograms are covered by most insurance carriers. For best coverage, patients should verify that The Jewish Hospital is an in-network provider. Financial assistance programs are available for women who are uninsured and underinsured. Call 6863310 for financial information. Appointments are necessary for the mammograms and can be made by calling 686-3300.

Garden program

The Year Round Gardening Seminar, presented by the staff of the White Oak Garden Center continues at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 15 with the program “Square foot gardening – How to create a complete vegetable and herb garden in just 16 square feet. Programs are at the Monfort Heights branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, 3825 West Fork Road. Call 369-4472 for information.


A helping eye

The front of My Neighbor’s Place on Harrison Avenue in Westwood contained last week’s Scavenger Hunt clue. Here are the correct callers: Zoe Zeszut, Jane and Don Wright, Bob Betz, Sharon A. Lewis, Kadin Lintz, and Charlie and Chris Runtz.

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Last week’s clue. Turn to A1 for this week’s clue. awards ceremony, a silent auction benefiting the American Red Cross, a tour of the high school to view artwork created by district students and performances of “Once Upon A Mattress” and “Orchestra Rocks.” Those who attend can also visit the high school’s permanent art collection, have a caricature done by a member of the Anime Club, get their picture taken with a famous artist from the high school Art Club and participate in improvisation activities with members of the Drama Club. Highlights from the 20092010 school year student performances, musicals, art shows and competitions will also be featured.

Scouts helping

Every Girl Scout cookie has a mission: to help girls do great things. This year throughout Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, girls are working together to benefit Haiti.

For every case of Girl Scout cookies sold during booth sales, from now until March 21, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio is donating $1 to the American Red Cross International Disaster Response Fund, earmarked for Haiti disaster relief. Girl Scout Cookie Booth Sales occur outside of area businesses, such as Kroger, retail stores, businesses and banks. To find the closest booth sale, customers can go to, click on “Search for Cookie Sale locations nearest you” and enter their zip code.

Senior book club meets

The Green Township senior book club meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, at the Green Township Senior Center. The March book is “The Hunger Games,” by Suzanne Collins. Next month’s reading selection is “One Thousand White Women: The Journals of Mary Todd” by Jim Fergus.

‘Wings of Wonder’

The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., continues its Saturday Morning Children’s

Career Quest – along with Cincinnati State Community and Technical College, University of Cincinnati, and Xavier University – is sponsoring the second annual Greater Cincinnati School Counseling Recognition Awards.

Report potholes

Last year more than 2,000 Cincinnati residents reported potholes located on streets throughout the city. Once again the city is asking citizens for assistance in identifying potholes to ensure faster filling and repair. Crews are already patrolling the streets as a proactive effort to get potholes filled as quickly as possible. Citizens may call 591-6000 or send an e-mail to to report potholes to the Department of Public Services. Be sure to include the exact location – street name, intersection or nearby address – the number of potholes and a description as to

where the hole is positioned (middle of the street, by the curb, etc.) on the street.

Seitz a watchdog

State Sen. Seitz (R–8th District) recently received the United Conservatives of Ohio’s Watchdog of the Treasury award for his dedication to fiscal responsibility and conservative voting record during the 127th General Assembly. The UCO advocates for public policy that promotes free enterprise, low taxes and greater efficiency in government.

Free drink

Beginning Tuesday, March 16, McDonald’s restaurants of Greater Cincinnati will add a McCafé frappé blended-ice beverages to its menu. To support the launch, McDonald’s restaurants throughout Greater Cincinnati will offer a free sample to area residents on March 16. McCafé frappés are thick, blended-ice drinks available in either mocha or caramel, with a hint of coffee, and served with whipped cream and either chocolate or caramel drizzle. The free 7-ounce samples will be available from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. or while supplies last at participating restaurants, no purchase necessary.

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Arnold Barnett, a member of the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority Commission, will speak at the next Monfort Heights/White Oak Community Association meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Green Township Senior Center, 3920 Epley Road. Barnett rescheduled his presentation because snow canceled the February meeting he was initially set to address.

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Series with a visit from the Cincinnati Zoo at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 3. The zoo is bringing its Wings of Wonder Traveling Bird Show to the theater. The show, which was started in 1983, was one of the country’s earliest bird shows. Birds perform a variety of behaviors including flying, calling, mimicking, climbing and outsmarting their trainers. Seven species of birds will be showcased. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children. Call the box office at 2416550, between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, for ticket information. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the box office between the same times.

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Highlander arts festival

The Oak Hills Local School District is hosting its Creative and Performing Arts Festival showcasing the talents of the district’s elementary, middle school and high school students. The festival is from 1-7 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at the high school, 3200 Ebenezer Road, in Green Township. Some events scheduled include the district’s art

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Three Rivers School District residents have weekly meetings to ask questions about an upcoming bond issue to build a new K-12 school and downsize the district. Tom Bailey, principal of C. T. Young Elementary, will be available to the public every Wednesday, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 10 through April 21, to discuss the plans. Voters will decide May 4 whether to approve a $25 million bond issue to fund part of the $65 million project. The state would pay the rest. For an owner of a $100,000 home, the measure would cost $148.09 the first 23 years and $133.19 for each of the following 14 years. The school is at 401 N. Miami Ave.

Nominations are being accepted from school administrators, parents, students, teachers, and anyone else in the community who would like to recognize the ways in which high school counselors help students on their college and career paths. Last year’s award winners include Maureen Ferrell from Walnut Hills, Kevin Jones from Winton Woods, and Sandra Mosley from the School for Creative and Performing Arts. Nomination forms and further information about the awards can be found at or by contacting Melissa Fischer at or 6211117. All nominations are due by March 19.


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March 10, 2010

Park district tells Mary Ingles story Adults age 55 and older are invited to join the new Great Parks Club. The club includes various programs that entertain, educate and exercise the mind and body of older adults while enjoying the parks. This month the club will have Lunch & Learn – The Mary Draper Ingles Story from noon-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 17. The Mary Draper Ingles

Story is an adventurous look into Mary Ingles’ life via a colorful presentation at Winton Woods Winton Centre. A Hamilton County Park District naturalist will be in the character of Mary Ingles and will present Ingles’ account of her capture by the Shawnee Indians in 1755. She will also tell of Mary’s long journey home by following the Ohio River.

Lunch will be included with the presentation. Cost for the program is $15 per person and registration is required by Wednesday, March 10, at Adults age 55 and over can register at or by sending their name, address, daytime phone number and the appropriate fee to Great Parks Club, Hamilton Coun-

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Has your life become a juggling act trying to balance your personal or immediate family needs with the care and support for an aging parent or relative?? See for yourself how assisted living at Renaissance West at North Bend Crossing can provide the best option for meeting the care needs of an aging parent or relative. More Personal Care for the Money Renaissance West’s assisted living program provides personal care services according to each individual’s needs including: assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming, and medication monitoring. Renaissance West’s exceptional assisted living service plan includes more personal care in the base monthly rate than many other area assisted living communities. Larger Assisted Living Apartments Renaissance West’s assisted living apartments are up to twice the size of those offered by some other area assisted living communities, with spacious one and two bedroom apartments from which to choose. Unparalleled Programming and Amenities Renaissance West offers an enriching program of activities, seven days a week. With an inhouse theatre, elegant restaurant-style dining room, activity room, library, and beauty/barber salon, Renaissance West offers first-class amenities, second to none. Distinct Memory Care Program Renaissance West features a specialized care neighborhood for individuals with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. The distinct, secure, memory care program is designed to support the individualized needs of memory impaired residents and provides the latest in both conventional and alternative therapies.

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high school; reside within the Greater Cincinnati Tristate area; and must be available to attend the orientation on April 20 and the Awards Event on Mary 24. Nominations will not be accepted for groups. Nominations for the 2010 YMCA Character Awards are being accepted through March 15. The YMCA will be honoring 40 teens, ages 12 to 18, at the YMCA Character awards event, beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 24, at the 20th Century Theatre in Oakley. The nomination form is available online at: or by calling the YMCA at 513-362-YMCA (9622). The form can be filled out online, or can be faxed to 513-961-3201. It can also be mailed to: YMCA Character Awards; 1105 Elm Street; Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.

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Library branches have St. Pat’s Day programs The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a performance starting at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, in the Main Library Atrium. The program will feature Celtic music with Silver Arm and a special performance by the McGing Irish Dancers. The library will have St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the branch libraries… • Irish Step-Dancing: Irish music and dance with the McGing Irish Dancers 2 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at the Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road. For info, call 3694472.

• Tunes for St. Paddy: Celtic/folk band Foley Road returns with seasonal favorites from 2-3 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at the Westwood Branch Library, 3345 Epworth Ave. Call 369-4474 for info. This is sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library. • Shamrock Sand Art and Stories: Make a colorful sand art project to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and listen to a story and Irish Music while you work from 44:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, at Cheviot Branch Library, 3711 Robb Ave. For info, call 369-6015. This is recommended for ages 6-12. Registration is recommended.

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Internationally known singer Tajci (Tatiana) will perform her Lenten concert “I Thirst – The Crucifixion Story” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, at St. Antoninus Church, Linnenman and Julmar Roads, Green Township. The concert is free. Call 922-4759.

Lenten meals

Cheviot United Methodist Church is hosting a series of Lenten dinners through March 31. Meals will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the church’s fellowship hall, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd. in Cheviot. Donations taken at the door will support the church’s Volunteers In Mission program. For more information, call 513-662-2048 or visit

Ice fined

Bridgetown-based Home City Ice Co. was ordered to pay a $9 million fine Tuesday in U.S. District Court for its role in an industry conspiracy to allocate packaged-ice customers and markets, the Department of Justice said. The family owned company pleaded guilty on June 17, 2008 to one count of conspiring to suppress and eliminate competition in the Detroit area and southeastern Michigan. Sentencing was postponed until as part of the Justice Department’s ongoing investigation in anti-competitive practices by packaged ice companies. The conspiracy began at least as early as Jan. 1, 2001, and continued until July 17, 2007, the Justice Department said. Arctic Glacier International Inc., a packaged-ice company headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., and three of its former executives pleaded guilty in October to allocating customers in the Detroit metropolitan area and southeastern Michigan. On Feb. 11, Arctic Glacier was sentenced to pay a $9 million criminal fine.

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High school students and their families are invited to explore the College of Mount St. Joseph at Get Acquainted Day (GAD) on Saturday, March 20. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The program begins at 10 a.m. in the College Theatre. GAD is a free event that offers high school students the opportunity to tour the campus, learn about financial aid and receive information on the many services the Mount offers its students. Representatives from all academic majors and supports are also on hand to answer questions. Lunch follows. For more information or to register for the event, call the Office of Admission at 2444531 or 1-800-654-9314, ext. 4531, or register at\.

Comic drama

The Drama Workshop will present the regional premiere of Alan Ayckbourn’s futuristic comedy “Comic Potential.” In the play, Jacie is a beautiful and talented actress. But underneath it all, she’s actually an actoid -- a robot designed for acting – and the studio wants to remove her great sense of humor, which wasn’t part of her program. Performances, which take place at the Westwood Town Hall, 3017 Harrison Ave. in Westwood, are at 8 p.m. March 11, 12 and 13 and at 3 p.m. March 13. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased via the 24-hour ticket hotline at 513-5988303, online at or at the door.

Elizabeth Becker

Elizabeth Owens Becker, 77, Green Township, died Feb. 25. Survived by husband Gilbert Becker; daughter Katrina (Randy) Brunsman; granddaughters Isabella, Abigail; siblings Glenna Kretshmar, Ben Owens; many nieces and Becker nephews. Preceded in death by siblings Claude Owens, Shirley Mills. Services were March 3 at St. Jude Church. Arrangements by Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: Shriners Hospital, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229.

Florence Clower

Florence Miles Clower, 95, died Feb. 25. She was a homemaker. Survived by daughters Beatrice Lack, Shirley Feiss; grandchildren Debora Dole, Brenda Rolfes, Rick, Steven Balzer; great-grandchildren Amanda Miller, Kyle, Jordan Rolfes, Clower Mariah Balzer, Sergio, Edgar Dole. Preceded in death by husband Edward Clower, grandson Rev. Douglas Balzer, siblings Marie Buechter, Edward, Robert Miles. Services were March 2 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

Jean Florence

Jean Collier Florence, 88, died Feb. 12. She was a sales associate for Mabley and Carew. Survived by niece Alexis Collier, nephew Michael Collier; friends Carol, John Carraher, Nicholas, Kevin Carraher. Preceded in death by husband Ora Florence Florence. Services were Feb. 18 at St. William. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home.

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Alberta Reiff Geisler, 85, died Feb. 10. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Ronald (Louise), Robert (Janet), Thomas (Donna) Geisler, Barbara (the late Jimmy) King, Kathleen (Emmett) Weise; 14 grandchildren; 14 greatgrandchildren; Geisler one great-greatgrandchild. Preceded in death by husband Frederick Geisler, siblings Audrey Jones, Richard, Robert, Billy Reiff. Services were Feb. 13 at Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home.

Vernon Haynes

Vernon Lee Haynes, 81, West Price Hill, died Feb. 27. He was caretaker of the United Jewish Cemetery for 44 years. He was a member of Kings Run Baptist Church. Survived by wife Irene Haynes; children Gary (Susan) Haynes Haynes, Kathy Kirby; granddaughter Paula (Tim) Miles; great-grandchildren Devon, Makayla; brother Levi Haynes. Preceded in death by siblings Veston Haynes, Mary Akres. Services were March 3 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

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Margaret Starmann Duke, 89, Cheviot, died March 3. Survived by children Dennis (Barbara), Dianne Duke; grandchildren Kimberly (Joseph) Ibanez; greatgrandchildren Isabella, Evangelina, Graciela; nephews and nieces Carl (Kathy) Starmann, Donald, Robert, Thomas Duke, Beverly (Harold) Drew, Dorothy (Robert) Waugh. Preceded in death by husband Bernard Duke. Services were March 6 at St. Aloysius Gonzaga. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Franciscan Mission Office, 1615 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45210 or

Albert F. Klekamp, 94, died March 1. He was chief executive officer of the Norwood Sash and Door Company. He was an Army veteran of World War II Survived by children Gerald, Michael (Susie) Klekamp, Marsha (John Michael) MurKlekamp phy; grandchildren David (Gisella), Molly Klekamp, Annie (Paul) Mulvany, Katie (Michael) Cotton; sister Jeannette Soellner. Preceded in death by wife Hermina Klekamp, brothers Norbert, Charles, Harry. Services were March 5 at St. Catharine of Siena. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to the St. Catharine FRESH Fund or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Marion Spiess Labanz died Feb. 26. Survived by daughters Sally (Barry) Bruns, Jane (Paul Mallick) Labanz; siblings William, Vera; grandchildren Beth Phillips, Kendall, Jonathan Bruns; great-grandchil-

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DEATHS dren Ashley, Ella, Jackson Phillips. Preceded in death by husband Harry Labanz, siblings Dennis, Charles, LaVerne. Services are Labanz 1 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at Pilgrim United Church of Christ. Arrangements by Gump-Holt Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Red Cross, Cincinnati Chapter, 720 Sycamore St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 or Ruth Lyons Children's Fund, P.O. Box 59, Cincinnati, OH 45201.

Thomas L. Corcoran, 82, died Feb. 12. He worked for the United States Postal Service. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and Korea. Survived by brother Patrick Corcoran; sisters-in-law Lorraine McAllister, Sue Corcoran; Corcoran many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Madeline Corcoran, siblings Helen Bohman, James Corcoran. Services were Feb. 16 at St. William. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials to: Our Daily Bread, 1730 Race St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Rosemary “Ag” Cramer, 92, Westwood, died Feb. 26. She was a 29-year employee of the F.H. Lawson Co. Survived by nephew Jerry Cramer, niece Christine Moore; friend Katie Mondary. Preceded in death by parents G. Charles, Emile Cramer, brother Charles Cramer. Services were March 1 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to the Neediest Kids of All.


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Robert J. Horton, 94, formerly of Miami Township, died Feb. 12 in Westlake Village, Calif. He was a senior vice president at the Union Central Life Insurance Company. He was an Army and Navy veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post 231. Survived by daughters Janice (Stephen) Boggs, Jerri (Barry) Scheland; grandchildren Jeanne, Scott (Catherine), Robert Boggs, Gregory (Jennifer), Brett Scheland; greatgrandchildren William, Andrew, John Scheland; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Alice Horton, parents Chester, Lillian Horton, siblings Charles, Cyril, William, Andrew Horton, Ann Jackson, Mary Jane Hoffman. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday, March 20, at St. Joseph Church. Arrangements by Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society or Taylor High School Academic Scholarship, c/o Randy Mecklenborg, 36 E. Harrison Ave., North Bend, OH 45052.

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Nelson B. Lauck, 78, Green Township, died Feb. 24. Survived by children Deborah (Dale) Timmester, Terry (Lisa) Lauck, Donna (David Richard) Yager, Cynthia (Timothy) Ochs; grandchildren Shawna (David) Spahn, Dale (Melinda) Timmester, Danielle (Kevin) Benedict, Ryan, Katy Lauck, Angela (Shaun) Oaks, Timothy Ochs II; great-grandchildren Ashley, Christina Benedict, Benjamin, Tabitha, Bethany Timmester, Dylan, Shane, Layla Oaks, Katyn Lauck, Alexander Spahn; sister Jean (Jim) Norton. Preceded in death by wife Ruth Lauck. Services were Feb. 27 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Diabetes Association, 8899 Brookside Ave., Suite 102, West Chester, OH 45069.

Jennifer Lehman

Jennifer Smith Lehman, 55, Green Township, died Feb. 26. Survived by children Jeffrey, Erika, Margaret, Christine Lehman; father James Smith; sister Rebecca (Daniel) Obert; nephews Andrew, Alex Obert, niece Claire Obert. Preceded in death by mother Dorothy Smith, brother Jeffrey Smith. Services were March 2 at St. James Church. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to: McAuley High School Scholarship Fund, 6000 Oakwood Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45224.

Thelma Meyer

Thelma M. Meyer, 93, died March 3. Survived by children Pat (Bill) Hargreaves, Judy (late Tom) Wickersham, Jack (Jeanne) Zint, Kathy (Wes) Smith; sister Jeanette Feldhaus; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchilMeyer dren. Preceded in death by brother Charles "Bud" Meyer. Services were March 6 at Our Lady of Lourdes. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Mark-Age Inc., P.O. Box 10 Pioneer, TN 37847.

William Montgomery

William R. Montgomery, 56, died March 1. Survived by children William E., Cheyenne Montgomery; sister Susan (Deno) Koumoutsos; aunt Bobbie Hubbard; nieces Kelly, Amanda Koumoutsos; many aunts and uncles. Preceded in death by parents William E., Nayoma “Lee” Montgomery. Services were March 5 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Crosby Township Fire Department, 9139 Baughman Road, Crosby Township, OH 45030.

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Daniel Schorsch

Daniel Schorsch, 88, died March 2. He worked for Pepsi as a bottler. He was a Navy veteran. Survived by sons Daniel (June), Nick, Bruce (Peggy), Rich (Margie) Schorsch; brothers Kenneth (JoAnn) Schorsch; grandchildren Danny, Scott, Angie, Richie, Doug, Mark, Jamie, Nicky; great-grandchildren Brittany, Danny, Taylor, Kailyn, Meghan, Jacob, Alex, Jayda, Alex N. Services were March 5 at GumpHolt Funeral Home.

Richard Schwartz

Richard W. Schwartz, 57, West Price Hill, died March 2. Survived by wife Janet Schwartz; son Jim Schwartz; mother Ruth Schwartz; siblings Thomas (Debbie), Joseph (Angie) Schwartz, Kathy (Steve) Nierlich; many nieces and

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George Sutton

George E. Sutton, 86, Green Township, died Feb. 26. He was a Greyhound bus driver. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving with the 712th tank battalion. Survived by wife Wilma Sutton; children Robert (Patricia) Sutton Sutton, Deborah (William) Tittle; grandchildren Joseph, Melissa Tittle, Amanda Getzendanner, Tracey Lowery; greatgrandchildren Ethan, Layne, Levi; siblings J.D. Sutton, Reatha King, Betty Messinger. Services were March 3 at the Miamitown Church of Christ. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Alzheimer's Association, Greater

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Robert W. Maynard, 90, died Feb. 27. He was a mechanical designer for Mosler Safe. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. Survived by son Gregory (Suzanne) Maynard; grandson Shane (Elizabeth); greatMaynard grandchild Sage. Preceded in death by wife Evelyn Bonhaus Maynard, brother Davis Maynard. Services were March 4 at Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 8041 Hosbrook Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236.

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Dorothy “Dot” Dean Mertz, 86, died Feb. 26. Survived by husband William Mertz; children Mary Lou Greenwood, Bill (Terri), Richard (Angela) Mertz, Susan (Greg) Meyer, Deborah (Harold) Lipps, Cynthia (David) Rodgers, Peggy (Robert) Mertz Martin; grandchildren Jerry, Michelle, Lisa, Billy, Nick, Ben, Carrie, Katie, John, Kim, Nicole, Myles, Natalie, Molly; eight

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James A. Rentrop, 88, Green Township, died Feb. 25. He was an accountant and was the city of Cincinnati tax examiner for 22 years. He was a member of the St. Margaret Fraternity SFO for 65 years, a 42-year member of the Our

Kenneth Lipps

Kenneth Joseph Lipps, 81, died March 3. He was assistant chief of the Delhi Township Fire Department. He was cofounder of the Delhi Skirt Game and a veteran of Korea. Survived by wife Joan Lipps; children Patty Middendorf, Debbie (Joe) Lipps Ruhe, Mike (Victoria) Lipps, Bev (Kevin) WarnockGough; siblings Eugene (Gerri) Lipps, Evelyn Cummiskey; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by siblings Elmer, Clara, Marie, Ralph, Ruth, Herbert, Frank. Services were March 6 at Our Lady of Victory. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the Delhi Skirt Game or a charity of the donor’s choice.


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great-grandchildren. Services were March 3 at St. Dominic. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to Vitas Hospice or the Triple Creek Retirement Community.


Virginia “Virgie” Bailey, 95, formerly of Cincinnati, died Feb. 28. Survived by stepson Byron (Sharon) Bailey; great-niece Julie Carlton; greatgreat-nieces Becki (Chris Stripling), Sarah Carlton; greatgreat-great niece Skylar Stripling, great-greatBailey great-nephew Xander Carlton. Preceded in death by husband Robert Bailey, stepson Gary Bailey, siblings Fannie Yeary, Roy, Tom Disney, Ora Broadus, Ruby Utz. Services were March 4 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home.



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Incidents Breaking and entering

Copper piping stolen from home at 4115 St. Martins Place, Feb. 23.


Door to home damaged during break in, but nothing found missing at 3401 Alta Vista Ave., Feb. 27.

Criminal damaging

Window broken on vehicle at 4134 Homelawn Ave., Feb. 26. Two tires slashed on vehicle at 3810 Kenker Place No. 1, Feb. 15. Two doors and the quarter panel on vehicle scratched with key at 3960 Lovell Ave., Feb. 23.


Satellite radio stolen from vehicle at 4101 Harding Ave., Feb. 17.



Anthony Ulmer, born 1985, possession of open flask and possession of drugs, 2913 Queen City Ave., Feb. 22. Beatrice Crockett, born 1983, city or local ordinance violation, 2300

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Timothy Morsch, 32, 3773 Robb Ave. No. 24, possessing drug abuse instruments, domestic violence and obstructing official business at 3773 Robb Ave. No. 24, Feb. 27. Angel Strobel, 27, 3949 President Drive, warrant at 3814 Harrison Ave., Feb. 23. Michael Nixon, 31, Grand Avenue, warrant, Feb. 23. John Graves, 21, 3701 Harrison Ave. No. 5, warrant, Feb. 23. John Kehrer, 20, 2085 West Clifton No. 33, warrant, Feb. 24. Edward Pursell, 36, 5360 E. Miami River Road, warrant, Feb. 24. Matthew A. Davis, 22, 3504 Bruestle Ave., domestic violence at 3504 Bruestle Ave., Feb. 26. Cody Reardon, 18, 3211 Dickinson, warrant, Feb. 26. Angela Coleman, 30, 1203 Anderson Ferry, warrant, Feb. 26. Pamela Williams, 36, 3888 Quadrant, warrant, Feb. 28. Robert King, 23, 5247 Valley Ridge, driving under suspension, Feb. 28. Thomas Fain, 21, 1137 Groesbeck Road, warrant, Feb. 27. Kent Chisenhall, 35, 5240 Leona Drive, warrant, March 1.


The Community Press publish the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: • Cheviot: Chief David Voss, 661-2700 (days), 661-2917 (evenings). Queen City Ave., Feb. 22. Beth B. Wilson, born 1981, theft under $300, 6100 Glenway Ave., Feb. 22. Crystal L. Watkins, born 1980, domestic violence, 2845 Almester Drive, Feb. 28. Daniel Lavender, born 1967, domestic violence, 5070 Crookshank Road, Feb. 24. Daryl Gilchrist, born 1962, assault, 3502 Boudinot Ave., Feb. 26. Deonte L. Moses, born 1986, possession of drugs, 2452 Harrison Ave., Feb. 23. Gerald Brown, born 1986, possession of drugs, 2504 Harrison Ave., Feb. 19. Helen Dourakos, born 1975, theft under $300, 6140 Glenway Ave., Feb. 26. Isiah Hawkins, born 1984, domestic violence, 3364 Anaconda Drive, Feb. 28. Issac Curtis Battle, born 1986, aggravated robbery and robbery, 2913 Queen City Ave., Feb. 23. Joseph A. Wira, born 1962, domestic violence, 3235 Harrison Ave., Feb. 27. Kara L. Hayes, born 1983, forgery, 3219 Harrison Ave., Feb. 28. Kara L. Hayes, born 1983, theft under $300, 3219 Harrison Ave., Feb. 28. Lakisha S. Stephens, born 1976, theft $300 to $5,000, 6150 Glenway Ave., Feb. 22. Latasha Wiley, born 1981, disorderly conduct, 3045 N. Hegry Circle, Feb. 20. Recardo Woods, born 1977, possession of drugs, 2300 Harrison Ave., Feb. 22. Ricky Caudill, born 1983, violation of temporary protection order, 2443 Ferguson Road, Feb. 28. Robin R. Dawson, born 1965, theft

• Cleves: Chief Bill Renner, 941-1212. • Cincinnati District 3: Capt. Kim Frey, 263-8300. • Green Township: Chief Bart West, 574-0007; vandalism hotline, 574-5323. • North Bend and Miami Township are patrolled by the Hamilton County: Sheriff Simon Leis, 825-1500. credit card, 2322 Ferguson Road, Feb. 22. Rodney Lee Hinton, born 1965, domestic violence, 2356 Harrison Ave., Feb. 22. Sean D. Hankerson, born 1969, domestic violence, 2698 Lafeuille Circle, Feb. 26. Shauna Felton, born 1967, domestic violence, 2356 Harrison Ave., Feb. 22. Shauna N. Clark, born 1985, falsification and possession of drugs, 2913 Boudinot Ave., Feb. 22. Sonya Webster, born 1978, felonious assault, 2761 Faber Ave., Feb. 25. Sterling Rice, born 1985, possession of drugs, 2300 Queen City Ave., Feb. 22. Tabitha Gribbin, born 1977, theft under $300, 2322 Ferguson Road, Feb. 22. Toni West, born 1971, simple assault, 3137 Gobel Ave., Feb. 22.

Incidents Breaking and entering

2915 Westwood Northern Blvd., Feb. 17.


2445 Westwood Northern Blvd., Feb. 24. 2965 Four Towers Drive, Feb. 18. 3012 North Hegry Circle, Feb. 23. 3016 Aquadale Lane, Feb. 23. 3097 McHenry Ave., Feb. 25. 3323 Muddy Creek Road, Feb. 20.

Felonious assault

2767 Faber Ave., Feb. 23. 2936 Queen City Ave., Feb. 19. 3580 Schwartze Ave., Feb. 20.

Grand theft

2930 Harrison Ave., Feb. 23. 3159 Montana Ave., Feb. 25. 3409 Boudinot Ave., Feb. 23. 3443 Cheviot Ave., Feb. 22. 5555 Glenway Ave., Feb. 19. 6149 Glenway Ave., Feb. 22. 6150 Glenway Ave., Feb. 19.

Petit theft

2322 Ferguson Road, Feb. 20. 2322 Ferguson Road, Feb. 21.

2322 Ferguson Road, Feb. 22. 2322 Ferguson Road, Feb. 25. 2435 Harrison Ave., Feb. 18. 2455 Harrison Ave., Feb. 20. 2705 East Tower Drive, Feb. 23. 2714 East Tower Drive, Feb. 22. 2913 Boudinot Ave., Feb. 17. 3040 Coral Park Drive, Feb. 22. 3131 Queen City Ave., Feb. 22. 3314 Gerold Drive, Feb. 17. 3343 Muddy Creek Road, Feb. 23. 5111 Glencrossing Way, Feb. 19. 6140 Glenway Ave., Feb. 22. 6180 Glenway Ave., Feb. 19.


2454 Harrison Ave., Feb. 24. 2913 Queen City Ave., Feb. 23.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle 2842 Montana Ave., Feb. 19. 2216 Shasta Place, Feb. 17.

Vehicle theft

2510 Harrison Ave., Feb. 15. 2643 Thomasville Drive, Feb. 18. 2643 Thomasville Drive, Feb. 18. 2702 East Tower Drive, Feb. 19. 2969 Four Towers Drive, Feb. 18. 3415 Muddy Creek Road, Feb. 20.

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Corrine Walton

Corrine Griffith Walton, 71, Green Township, died Feb. 6. She was a secretary for Rumpke Waste Management. Survived by husband William Walton; daughters Vicky (Denny) Lietz, Penny Vettel; stepchildren Walton Steve (Cheryl) Walton, Pat (Dan) Hornbach, Petty (Ron) Witt, Kathy Otting; brother Lowell Griffith; nine grandchildren; 17 step-grandchildren; nine stepgreat-grandchildren. Preceded in death by children Tina, Joe Vettel, brothers Henry, Everett, Robert, Donald Griffith. Services were Feb. 9 at Our Lady of Lourdes. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home.

Memorials to: Western Hills Retirement Village, 6210 Cleves Warsaw Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45233.

Patricia Wink

Margaret Patricia Cueto Wink, 77, Green Township, died Feb. 28. Survived by husband Wilbur Wink; children Donald (Kay), Daniel (Lori), David (Lisa) Meier, Kim Ankenbauer, Eric (Linda), Brian, Sean (Julie) Wink; siblings Jackie, Stella, Wink George, Teri, Mark; sister-in-law Mildred Stamper; many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Services were March 5 at St. Dominic. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home.

Donald Yates

Donald Yates, 73, died Feb. 28. Survived by brother Norman (Joan) Yates. Preceded in death by parents Norman, Dorothy Yates. Services were March 3 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home.


GREEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Donald V. Morrison, 32, 1058 Sunset Ave. No. 1, theft and criminal trespass at 3542 Schwartze Ave., Feb. 22. Juvenile, 17, disorderly conduct at 6479 Bridgetown Road, Feb. 22. Tyler T. Hoinke, 21, 5169 Breckenridge, disorderly conduct at 5169 Breckenridge, Feb. 23. Jonathon C. Wahoff, 26, 1654 Atson Lane, drug possession, resisting arrest and obstructing official business at Washington Avenue and Homelawn Avenue, Feb. 22. Cassidi L. Cowans, 22, 5371 Romance Lane, disorderly conduct at 5071 Glencrossing Way, Feb. 23. Christopher M. Ronan, 25, 5415 Whitmore Drive, disorderly conduct at 5071 Glencrossing Way, Feb. 23. Juvenile, 16, disorderly conduct at 6129 Mernic Drive, Feb. 23. Juvenile, 15, disorderly conduct at 6148 Bridgetown Road, Feb. 23. Rhonda K. Creech, 42, 2066 Sharpstown Road, theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., Feb. 23.





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March 10, 2010




Local Residents in Amazement as Collectors Provide a Stimulus Package to Cincinnati! By Jason Delong

Treasure Hunters Roadshow STAFF WRITER

Gold and Silver pour into yesterdays Roadshow due to highest prices in 40 years.

is buying. “Gold and silver markets are soaring.” says Archie Davis, a Roadshow representative. “Broken jewelry and gold or silver coins add up very quickly. I just finished working with a gentleman that had an old class ring, two bracelets, and handful of

Yesterday at the Duke Energy Convention Center, hundreds lined up to cash antiques, collectibles, gold and jewelry in at the Roadshow. The free event is in Cincinnati all week buying gold, silver antiques and collectibles. One visitor I spoke with

“If you go to the Roadshow, you can cash-in your items for top dollar. Roadshow representatives will be available to assess and purchase your items at the Duke Energy Convention Center through Sunday in Cincinnati.”

“It is unbelievable, I brought in some old coins that had been in a little cigar box for years and some old herringbone necklaces and in less than fifteen minutes I left with a check for $712.37.” yesterday said “It’s unbelievable, I brought in some old coins that had been in a little cigar box for years and some old herringbone necklaces and in less than fifteen minutes I left with a check for $712.37. That stuff has been in my jewelry box and dresser for at least 20 years.” Another gentlemen brought an old Fender guitar his father bought years ago. “Dad had less than fifty bucks in that guitar.” The Roadshow expert that assisted him, made a few phone calls and a Veterinarian in Seattle, Washington bought the guitar for $5700.00. The seller continued, “I got another $150.00 for a broken necklace and an old class ring, it’s not everyday

Above • A couple waits with anticipation while Roadshow expert examines their antiques and gold items. The Roadshow is at the Duke Energy Convention Center this week. someone brings six thousand dollars to town with your name on it.” Jeff Parsons, President of the Treasure Hunters Roadshow commented, “Lots of people have items that they know are valuable but just don’t know where to sell them. Old toys, trains, swords, guitars,

Collectors desire vintage military items, Items from both U.S. and foreign origins from the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Spanish-American War, Revolutionary War and Calvary times have great value. Items such as swords, daggers, medals, hardware bayonets, etc.

pocket watches or just about anything old is valuable to collectors. These collectors are willing to pay big money for those items they are looking for.” This week’s Roadshow is the place to get connected with those collectors. The process is free and anyone can brings items down to the event. If the

Roadshow experts find items their collectors are interested in, offers will be made to purchase those items. About 80% of the guests that attend the show end up selling one or more items at the event. Antiques and collectibles are not the only items the Roadshow The Roadshow is featured this week:

March 8th-14th

Monday 8th - Sunday 14th: 9 AM - 6 PM Every Day


Gold Prices High, Cash In Now

“It’s a modern day gold rush,” said Jeff Parsons. Gold is now trading at 40 year highs, and you can cash in by bringing your items to the Treasure Hunters Roadshow.” All types of gold are wanted, including gold coins, Krugerrands, Maple Leafs, and other gold bars, etc. All gold jewelry, including broken jewelry is accepted. Anything gold is wanted. All silver items, including silver coins, bars and American Eagles are accepted. Sterling silver items like flatware, tea sets, etc. are welcome.

Roadshow Coin and gold expert Paul Dichraff examines a large presentation of coins, gold and collectibles.

Duke Energy Convention Center 525 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

The entire process only takes a few minutes The Treasure Hunter’s Roadshow event continues through Sunday in Cincinnati. CE-0000387567.INDD

We have been directly involved in millions of dollars worth of rare cash and coin sales over the past 15 years.

Our private collectors are seeking all types of rare coins and currency. We have the resources available to pay you top prices for all types of rare coins or entire collections. We can arrange a private discreet meeting with you at your bank or in one of our private suites. Whether you are ready to sell your life long collection or you are settling an estate we are at your service. We are professional, honest and discreet.

Cash in with the power of the International Collectors Association Treasure Hunters Roadshow represents over 5000 members worldwide who are paying TOP DOLLAR the following types of items. • COINS - Any and all coins made before 1964. This includes all silver and gold coins, dollars, half dollars, quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies. All conditions wanted! • GOLD & SILVER - PRICES AT 40 YEAR HIGH! for platinum, gold and silver during this event. Broken jewelry, dental gold, old coins, pocket watches, Kruggerands, Gold bars Canadian Maple Leafs, etc.

• WATCHES & POCKET WATCHES - Rolex, Tiffany, Hublot, Omega, Chopard, Cartier, Philippe, Ebel, Waltham, Swatch, Chopard, Elgin, Bunn Special, Railroad, Illinois, Hamilton, all others.

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• JEWELRY - Gold, Silver, Platinum, diamonds, rubies, sapphires and all types of stones, metals, etc. Rings, bracelets, necklaces, all others including broken jewelry. Early costume jewelry wanted.

• Gather items of interest from your attic, garage, basement, etc There is no limit to the amount of items you .can bring • No appointment necessary • If interested in selling, we will consult our collector ’s database to see if a buyer exists. 90% of all items have offers in our database • The offer is made on the spot on behalf of our collectors making the offer • If you decide to accept the offer, we will pay you on the spot and ship the item to the collector. The collector pays all shipping and handling charges • You get 100% of the offer with no hidden fees

silver dollars,… his check was for over $650.00. I would say that there were well over 100 people in here yesterday that sold their scrap gold.” One gentleman holding his check for over $1250.00 in the lobby of the event yesterday had this comment, “I am so happy I decided to come to the Roadshow. I saw the newspaper ad for the event and brought in an old German sword I brought back from World War II and some old coins and here is my check. What a great thing for our community. I am heading home now to see what else I have they might be interested in.” The Roadshow continues today starting at 9am. The event is free and no appointment is needed.

• TOYS, TRAINS & DOLLS - All types of toys made before 1965

including: Hot Wheels, Tonka, Buddy L, Smith Miller, Nylint, Robots, battery toys, Mickey Mouse, train sets, all gauges, accessories, individual cars, Marklin, American Flyer, Lionel, Hafner, all other trains, Barbie Dolls, GI Joe, Shirley Temple, Characters, German, all makers accepted.

• MILITARY ITEMS, SWORDS - Civil War, Revolutionary War, WWI, WWII, etc. Items of interest include swords, badges, clothes, photos, medals, knives, gear, letters, The older the swords, the better. All types wanted. • ADVERTISING ITEMS - Metal and Porcelain signs, gas companies,

beer and liquor makers, automobile, implements, etc.

From a single item to complete collections, the most sought after types of coins are: • Any coins dated prior to 1820, especially those dated 1700’s • High Grade Early Coins • Graded Coins • Proof Coins • Gold Coins with C, D,O and CC mint marks • Rare Dates • Complete Coin Type sets • Rare Paper Currency

GREAT PRICES PAID FOR: 1950’S & 1960’S Era Electric and Acoustic


- Dobro - Fender - Gibson

Silver and Gold Coin Prices Up During Poor Economy.

Collectors and Enthusiasts in Cincinnati with $2,000,000 to Purchase Yours!

Got Coin? It might be just the time to cash in. This week starting Monday and continuing through Sunday, the International Collectors Association in conjunction with Treasure Hunters Roadshow will be purchasing all types of silver and gold coins direct from the public. All are welcome and the event is free.

- Martin - Gretsch - Richenbacker - National - And others


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