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Marching band to use new uniforms at Oak Hills High By Kurt Backscheider firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a conceptual drawing of the proposed Westwood Square at the intersection of Harrison, Epworth and Urwiler avenues. PHOTO PROVIDED
Westwood Square would help renew business district
Square would feature green space By Kurt Backscheider email@example.com
Community groups in Westwood are looking into the possibility of developing a civic square in the heart of the business district. Westwood Square would be a neighborhood square featuring green space and streetscapes at Harrison, Epworth and Urwiler avenues – one of Westwood’s main gateways. Cincinnati City Council’s budget and finance committee voted Monday, March 18, to allocate $10,000 from Westwood’s tax increment financing district to fund the pre-development and design phase of the project. Westwood resident John Eby, a founder of Westwood Works, said the Westwood Square proposal is the result of the city’s new Form-Based Code initiative and an urban design workshop that took place last fall in which mem-
bers of Westwood Works and other community groups discussed plans for redeveloping the business district. “It’s just an idea, but I think it’s a really good idea,” Eby said. “It’s transformative, it’s exciting and it’s something that could really help the business district.” Westwood is one of four city neighborhoods that volunteered to implement the new Form-Based Code, which is an alternative to conventional zoning that supports walkable neighborhoods. Cincinnati Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls has been working with neighborhoods throughout the city since 2008 to use the tool for spurring neighborhood revitalization, and she supported the budget and finance committee ordinance to spend $10,000 to look into what would be required to develop a Westwood Square. “This is the first concrete step in implementing the community’s vision for a great civic space that will attract residents and visitors
and better support business development in the district,” Qualls said in a released statement. City Council delayed a vote on paying for the feasibility study Wednesday, March 20, at the request of the Westwood Civic Association. A letter sent out by the civic association said the group isn’t for or against the civic square proposal, but it would like more information about the plan and wants more residents and business owners to provide input. Eby said he agrees with bringing more people into the fold and making sure all the community groups do their due diligence on the proposal, and he hopes everyone can come together soon to discuss the plan. “Hyde Park has a square, Mt. Lookout has a square, Oakley has a square,” he said. “They’re all really nice. “This is an idea to help transform our business district, and it needs to be fleshed out by the entire community,” Eby said.
STUDENTS WRITE TO GERMAN RESIDENTS
EAGLES TO HELP RAISE FUNDS
Students at Oak Hills High School connect through written letters and postcards. Full story, A2
Cheviot fire and police chiefs will raise money from jail cells. Full story, A4
Students in the marching band at Oak Hills High School always represent their school with pride. Now the band members will have even more pride in their steps when they take the field at football games, march in parades and perform at other community events. Thanks to the Oak Hills Band Association, the marching band has new uniforms for the first time in more than 20 years. “It’s been a long time coming,” said Kris Smith, president of the band association. “The kids are all very excited. This is a huge thing for them.” Smith said this is her 11th year volunteering with the band association. She has two sons who were in the band when they were at Oak Hills, and her daughter is a senior majorette in the band this year. She said the band association has been saving money to buy new uniforms for several years, and last summer they launched the “Keeping the Pride Alive” fund-raising campaign to make the dream of new uniforms a reality for students. “My goal was to make sure these uniforms were bought this year,” she said. “We’ve fulfilled it.” The volunteer group of parents raised more than $110,000 to buy 200 new uniforms for the band, Smith said. Oak Hills music teacher and band director Larry Welsh said his students have been eagerly anticipating the new threads. He said students know they’re representing Oak Hills when they put on the red and black uniform, and as a result they respect the uniforms and take great care of them. “It’s a tradition that has been passed down from class to class,” he said. The tradition of respect has helped the band keep its uniforms in good condition for 22 years, which Welsh said is more
This is an artist’s rendering of the new uniforms the members of the Oak Hills High School marching band will wear. The Oak Hills Band Association raised more than $100,000 to buy the uniforms, which were made by the Stanbury Co. The association also bought white uniform pants for students to wear as an alternate. THANKS TO ALAN MARCH
than twice as long as the average lifespan of a band uniform. “Twenty years is a long time to make a band uniform last,” he said. “Our students wear these uniforms at least 35 times per year for different performances in the community.” Band association member Alan March said the new uniform is a nice blend of modern styles and old Oak Hills traditions. As in the past, he said the uniform includes two pairs of pants – one white and one black, and the new uniforms also now have two different color hat plumes. There is a traditional black plume and a new red plume, he said. March said Oak Hills’ trademark red and black Cunningham plaid cape remains an essential part of the uniform. “The tartan cape is something Oak Hills is known for,” he said. It’s an exciting time for the band and the band association, and he said he was happy to be involved with the uniform campaign. “The band program at the high school is terrific and it represents the Oak Hills community very well,” March said. See BAND, Page A2
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Oak Hills corresponds with Germany By Kurt Backscheider email@example.com
Students at Oak Hills High School have connected with people in Germany the old-fashioned way - through written letters and postcards. A group of students in German III classes at the high school recently sent postcards to people throughout Germany, and dozens of folks in Germany have written them back. German III teacher Rob Vaske said the class project coincided with a chapter students were studying about communication. “Many young people today communicate through text messages, social media and emails,” he said. “We went old school. The students learned how to correctly address a letter.” The project also falls in line with the high school’s mission to ensure students are globally aware and to encourage them to investigate the world, recognize various perspectives, communicate ideas to diverse groups and take action, he said. “This was part of the
Some of the postcards students at Oak Hills High School received back from people they wrote to in Germany are displayed in a hallway at the school. Students from left in front are, Sydney Reed, Nina Mazza, Ben Sherlock, Sydney Spitzfaden, Christina Thomann and Hannah VanBever. Back row: Tyler Wernke, Joe Anderson, Felicia Nelson and Sierra Abrams. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
taking action step,” Vaske said. The 85 students in German III classes went online to find German telephone books and each selected one person in Germany to whom they sent a postcard. Vaske said many students wrote to Germans who have the same last name as them or their relatives. “About two weeks later postcards started coming back from Germany,” he said. “A lot of the Germans
were pretty shocked to receive postcards from American students, but they were glad to participate.” Tyler Wernke, an Oak Hills sophomore from Green Township, said he wrote to a man named Albert Wernke in Emsdetten, Germany. The Wernke in Germany wrote back and said he’s an 84-year-old retired technician. “I wasn’t expecting any of them to write back,” Tyler Wernke said. “I
thought it was really neat to connect with the Germans and learn about what they do in their free time and what their professions are.” Sophomore Nina Mazza, also of Green Township, said she wrote to a woman named Ursula Ruthmann. Mazza said Ruthmann is her grandmother’s maiden name. Ursula Ruthmann wrote Mazza back, telling her she’s 67 years old, she frequently rides her bike to visit her mother and volunteers to read to kindergartners in the local school. “It was really cool she took the time to write back,” Mazza said. “Even though they’re from a different part of the world, you can still share a connection with them.” Senior Felicia Nelson, a Delhi Township teen, said she’s glad she and her classmates wrote to adults instead of students. She said the people who wrote back did so because they were interested, not because they were instructed to write back by a teacher. “They were genuine,” she said. “They wrote back the way they were
raised to respond.” Vaske said postcards from Germany show up at the high school almost every day now, and his students are excited to see who wrote back. He said some of the Germans have even reached out to students via email and Facebook, and one man, who is a musician, sent his CD to the student who wrote him. “It’s really been a great experience,” Vaske said.
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“Larry Welsh is so dedicated to the program. He is always there for the kids, and he makes sure they are learning but also having fun and promoting spirit.” Smith said the students will debut the new uniforms when they march in the 94th Findlay Market Opening Day Parade Monday, April 1.
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BRIEFLY Churches present dramatic rendition of ‘Last Supper’
Mt. Airy and Cheviot United Methodist churches, which recently merged congregations, will present a live, dramatic presentation based on DaVinci’s “Last Supper.” The “Last Supper” presentation begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd. Staged as the DaVinci painting, one by one, each disciple comes to life to present his view of the events of the time. The dramatic readings will be a part of the service of music and worship in commemoration of Maundy Thursday. All ages are welcome. Child care is available. For more information, call 662-2048 or visit www.cheviotumc.org.
McAuley alumnae softball set
McAuley High School head softball coach Karen Wiesman is organizing two alumnae softball games on the Saturday before Easter. At 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 30, the first game will feature alumnae playing against the current McAuley varsity team. The second game, at 12:30 p.m., pits alumnae against alumnae in a friendly, slow-pitch game. Both games will take place at the St. James ball field on Cheviot Road in White Oak. Interested alumnae can contact Karen Wiesman at mcauleysoftball@fuse. net. Spectators are welcome.
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‘Grease’ is word for auditions
The Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre will host auditions for its 32nd annual summer musical. This summer’s show is “Grease.” Auditions will take place Saturday, May 4, through Monday, May 6, at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave. Auditions are by appointment only and are underway. Teens must be 13 to 19 years old at the time of audition. All who audition will be asked to sing, dance and read from the script.
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St. Aloysius hosting blood drive
St. Aloysius Gonzaga in Bridgetown is partnering with Hoxworth Blood Center and the University of Cincinnati to host a community blood drive. The drive will take place 2:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in St. Al’s gymnasium, 4366 Bridgetown Road. Walk-in donors are welcome and will be seen as soon as possible, but priority will be given to donors who schedule an appointment. “Local blood donors ensure that patients at 31 area hospitals receive the lifesaving blood products they need to survive,” said Alecia Lipton, Hoxworth spokeswoman. “Community blood drives are vitally important and we hope to see a good turnout at the St. Aloysius
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School board members honored
Two Hamilton County Educational Service Center and Great Oaks board members are among a select group being honored by their peers this week. Barbara Parry and Bill Ferguson were presented with the Ohio School Boards Association’s Award of Achievement. In addition, Ferguson of Western Hills is one of just five Ohio school board members to be named a Master Board Member this year. Parry and Ferguson are also members of the board of directors for Great Oaks Career Campuses, which is receiving the Effective School Board Award-Gold Level. The Award of Achievement is given to school
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School art on exhibit
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Cheviot officials go to jail to raise cash Money raised during the benefit will go toward the purchase of equipment for the police and fire de-
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Cheviot — The Cheviot Eagles are planning to lock city officials in jail. Members of Cheviot City Council, along with Mayor Samuel Keller, Safety Service Director Tom Braun, Police Chief Joseph Lally and Fire Chief Robert Klein, are being “arrested” and locked away as part of a fundraiser the Cheviot Eagles are hosting. The group’s Cuffs and Ladders benefit is set for 5 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Eagles lodge, 3807 Glenmore Ave.
partments. Irene Viltrakis, a Cheviot resident and Eagles member, said the organization believes in supporting the community, and there is no better way to do that than by helping the city’s first responders. “These guys have to be protected,” she said.
“How can we expect them to protect us if we don’t provide the equipment to protect them?” Klein City officials will be locked in a jail at the Eagles lodge from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Viltrakis said they’re each responsible for raising bail money to be released from the jail. “We wanted to make it fun and do something different than your typical festival or fundraiser,” she said. “I thought it
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would be cute to arrest all the council members and the two chiefs.” She said they won’t be required to raise a specific amount of money to be released, but she’s hoping they’ll each be able to raise at least a couple hundred dollars. The Eagles would like to raise as much money as possible for the two departments, she said. Klein and Lally both said they appreciate the Cheviot Eagles stepping forward to support their departments. “It’s pretty incredible they’re going to do this for us,” Klein said. “We had $50,000 cut from our budget this year, so we could really use the money.”
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He said he hopes to be able to buy a new thermal imaging camera for the fire department. The camera they have now is antiquated, and he said new ones cost between $8,000 and $10,000. Firefighters use the camera to see through smoke to locate victims, and also use it to determine if there are any electrical problems inside walls, he said. “It’s used on every single fire run we respond to,” Klein said. “It saves lives.” Lally said he’d like to buy evidence processing kits for all the police cruisers. It would give officers responding to serious crimes the ability to process evidence when
Painting faces at a fish fry
The St Joseph Council K of C will have free professional face painting at itts fish fry 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 29, at Our Lady of the Visitation, 3180 South Road. There is will call, drivethru and shut- in delivery available at 513-347-2229. The free face painting will be available from 5-7 p.m. For additional information, got to www.stjosephkofc.org.
Students raise money for society
Springmyer Elementary School students pinched their pennies
throughout the month of February to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Students collected more than $1,300 for the nonprofit organization, donating birthday money and allowances to the cause. Not a single silver coin was counted in the collection. The grade level that collected the most pennies will rewarded with a pizza party later in March.
overall champions at the University of Cincinnati’s Bridge Testing competition. Oak Hills students David Kuebal, Jake Wall and Kevin Wright won the contest hosted by the university’s engineering college. Out of a field of 215 bridges, they took the prize by designing and building a truss bridge that finished second in the strength test and second in the rigidity test. The Oak Hills team of Justin Biggs, Alex Profitt and Jeremy Record finished sixth in the competition; and the team of Zach Lambing and Matt Freudemann finished ninth.
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Three students in Aaron Debbink’s science class at Oak Hills High School recently were named the
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High school students learn of ethics, leadership The West Point Societies of Cincinnati and Dayton hosted its first Leadership & Ethics Seminar at Miami University Voice of America Learning Center in West Chester. The seminar provided selected sophomore and junior students and faculty members from high schools in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, the opportunity to experience some of the leadership and ethics training developed for cadets at the US Military Academy at West Point. Nearly 100 students and 50 faculty members from 50 local high schools attended the event. This seminar, focusing on the same principles and values taught at West Point, was facilitated by West Point graduates from the Greater Cincinnati area. After a short workshop to understand and establish each participant’s value and beliefs “framework,” small groups of students discussed several situational case studies in which they might find themselves. These cases enabled them to explore their personal values within an ethical decision-making model – helping students develop and internalize a personal code of conduct that will make them stronger leaders. Ethics and values-based leadership are often cited as making the difference between successful leaders and those who fail. West Point is often considered the premier leadership institution in the world. West Point seeks to “educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets, so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character.” Cadets are taught, practice and live in an environment that develops this leadership character over a four-year period.
Taylor High School students Jake Hines, left, and Mark Murphy, right, along with Tom Bailey, attended the West Point Societies of Cincinnati and Dayton Leadership & Ethics Seminar. PROVIDED
Elder High School students Dan Fishburn, left, and Matt Murray, right, along with Ken Sovern, attended the West Point Societies of Cincinnati and Dayton Leadership & Ethics Seminar. PROVIDED
Oak Hills High School students Brady Donovan, left, and Ben Laumann, right, along with Ben Hageman, attended the West Point Societies of Cincinnati and Dayton Leadership & Ethics Seminar. PROVIDED
The seminar also featured two guest speakers. In the morning, the students heard from Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld. The closing session was provided by Dr.
youth leadership initiatives and leading change, spoke about the role of personal values in addressing ethical leadership challenges they had experienced.
Victor Garcia, professor of surgery and pediatrics director, Trauma Services, at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Both Sittenfeld and Garcia, who have been involved in
All participants received letters of recognition and encouragement from their state governors, as well as from U.S. Sen. Rob Portman and U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup.
Elder band members selected for Catholic Honor Band Seven members of the Elder High School Band were selected to the South West Ohio Catholic Honor Band. The band is comprised of students from Catholic high schools from the Cincinnati and Dayton areas. The students were nominated by their band directors to be a member of the honor band. According to the band coordinator, Jason Umberg, director of bands for Fenwick High School, the band began as an effort in 2008 by several band directors to bring the best musicians from each high school together to participate in an
over-the-top music ensemble experience that only the combined strengths of each school’s program could offer. “This event challenges our top musicians to rehearse and perform at their highest ability alongside other students who are playing at the same level,” Umberg said. “It is also a great opportunity to showcase the growth, talent and the quality of the instrumental music programs that is taking place in our own Catholic schools. It’s pretty fitting that the concert coincides with the celebration of Catholic Schools Week.”
The seven Elder High School band members to the 2013 South West Ohio Catholic Honor Band asre, front from left, Megan Igel, Christin Rottenberger and John Igel; back row, Spence Niehaus, Jackie Waller, Brad Griffith and Jake Hills. PROVIDED
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Coker College student Andrew Taske has recently been named to the 2012 Conference Carolinas Fall Presidential Honor Roll. A total of 120 Coker studentathletes were recognized by the conference. Taske is a sophomore business administration major. ■ Maura Roberto was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Stephen F. Austin State University. ■ John Riestenberg was
named to the fall semester dean’s list at Northeastern University.
The following students have graduated from Ohio State University: John Bieber, bachelor of science in chemical engineering; Matthew Dechering, bachelor of science in mechanical engineering; William Ferguson, bachelor of science in civil engineering; Meredith Frederick, master of science; Joseph Henz, associate in applied science;
William Manning, bachelor of science in electrical and computer engineering; Andrew Medberry, bachelor of arts; Brett Pohlman, bachelor of science in business administration; Kaitlyn Ricke, master of occupational therapy; Monica Roser, bachelor of science in chemical engineering; and Lindsey Schaser, bachelor of arts. ■ Sean Ransenberg has graduated from Emory University with a bachelor of business ad-
■ The following students have graduated from the University of Toledo: Jose Macedo, master of science in engineering; and Tonyia Payton, bachelor of science in health care administration. ■ Carlye Dugan has graduated from the University of Akron with a degree in child development. ■ Holly McArthur has earned a master of education from Union Institute & University.
■ Nicole Glenn has earned a doctorate in molecular and developmental biology from the University of Cincinnati. Glenn has acGlenn cepted a postdoctoral position at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, where she will work in the hematology division. She is the daughter of Michael and Nancy Glenn.
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FIRST SWING AT 2013 BASEBALL
Elder looks to light up base paths By Tom Skeen
HAMILTON CO. — The boys of summer always get started in the spring, and the same holds true for area preps, who are embarking on the 2013 campaign.
The winning tradition continued last season as the Elder Panthers went 23-9 and made a trip to the Division I regional finals where they lost to eventual state champion and Greater Catholic League rival Moeller. According to coach Mark Thompson – who is entering his 24th season as head coach of the Panthers and was recently inducted into the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame – the Panthers have posted a winning record for 23 consecutive seasons. 2013 is looking no different. The Panthers return senior Jimmy White, who tied for third in the GCL with 28 RBI last season. Thompson also returns two quality bats in Joe Ramstetter and Ben Kenning. Kenning hit .386 with 17 RBI, five doubles and 21 hits in 62 plate appearances, while his fellow senior hit .278 in 17 at-bats. Ramstetter also returns as the Panthers’ most experienced pitcher. He tossed 25.2 innings in 2012 and posted a 5.60 ERA while going 1-4 and striking out 28. Senior Alex Lind should also provide a presence on the base paths. He reached base at a .550 clip last season in 16 games. The Panthers begin the drive toward a 24th consecutive winning season March 30 when they host Highlands.
“Play like four” will be the motto for La Salle High School as Joe Voegele and company embark on a new season. The motto pays homage to former Lancer Reid Rizzo, who died last summer of cardiomyopathy - a disease where the heart muscle becomes enlarged, thick or rigid and the muscle tissue in the heart is replaced with scar tissue. Rizzo was the starting shortstop at Lake Erie College. “‘Play like four’ will be our theme for this year and as long as I’m at La Salle,” Voegele said. The Lancers return with a nucleus of talent that helped the Lancers go 12-11 last season competing in the GCL South. Senior Brad Burkhart will lead the pitching staff, along with Paul Spaulding and Ken Ruberg. Burkhart — a University of Dayton commit - went 10-1 with a 0.86 ERA last season en route to earning first-team all-GCL recognition. A batting order featuring Ty-
Oak Hills’ Jake Richmond fires the ball to first for an out against La Salle last season. The senior - who will play at the University of Cincinnati next season - hit over .300 last season and was named second-team All-GMC. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
ler Haubner, A.J. Petri, Burkhart, Connor Speed and Bailey Abbatiello should be effective, according to Voegele. Haubner hit .386 while posting a .462 on-base percentage in 2012. La Salle opens the season at 1 p.m., March 30, at Conner March 30.
Oak Hills will be a team to watch in 2013. After going 17-9 last season and finishing third in the Greater Miami Conference, coach Chuck Laumann returns the core of his team this season including senior and University of Cincinnati commit Jake Richmond. Richmond hit .306 last season with 22 RBI, while going 1-1 with two saves on the mound earning him second-team All-GMC honors. The pitching staff could determine the level of success for the Highlanders. Jayson Essell is the lone pitcher on the roster with more than eight innings of varsity experience. “We are lacking the over-powering arms,” Laumann said. “Nobody on our staff will be able to sit back and throw the ball past anyone. What we lack in velocity, we will make up in location and change of speeds. Our kids will have to pitch and throw strikes.” What they lack in pitching, Laumann hopes they can make up for with their bats and depth. Joining Richmond is senior and first-team All-GMC selection Alec Steffen, who hit .355 in 2012 with 19 stolen bases. Senior Casey Metzger hit .286 with 15 RBI last season, while junior Ben Laumann – who was also named first-team All-GMC – hit .385 with 20 RBI. “I believe we will be very solid offensively and our overall team speed is better than what is
Western Hills senior Cameron Washington shags a fly ball during practice last season. Washington is one of 11 returners for the Mustangs and coach James Holland. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
has been in the past,” Laumann said, who is in his 19th season at Oak Hills. “… We will be much deeper than we have been in a long time.” The Highlanders start their season at home April 1 against Mason.
It’s shaping up to be an interesting year for St. Xavier and coach Bill Slinger. The Bombers return just two varsity players from their 17-5 team a season ago. Slinger will look to senior Joe Gellenbeck to do a little bit of everything for his team. The senior is expected to see time and first base, outfield and pitcher. In 2012 Gellenbeck hit .385 with a .440 on-base percentage, 24 RBI and 25 hits in 65 plate appearances. He logged 29.2 innings with a 4-1 record, 21 strikeouts and a 1.89 ERA on the mound. “We are going to ask him to do everything he can,” Slinger said of Gellenbeck. “It’s a shame he can’t play four (positions) at the same time. He did quite well for us last year.” Fellow senior Andy Schad
Elder’s Jimmy White rips a single that drove in the game-winning run for the Panthers in their regional semifinal game against Vandalia Butler last season. The senior will look to lead the Panthers to their 24th consecutive winning season. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
completes the returners for the Bombers. Schad had just 18 atbats last season. There isn’t much depth behind Gellenbeck on the mound. Slinger will look to seniors C.J. Bowman, Mitch Sander and Ryan Shaw – who all played on the junior varsity team last season – to fill-out the rotation. “We are not going to have a strong pitching staff,” Slinger said. “… We have some young kids that will step up but they just have no varsity experience.” Slinger is hoping to see production from sophomore Justin Hilliard and second basemen Owen Hughes. Both played on junior varsity last season, which Slinger believes will help, but it’s not varsity baseball. “(Justin) is a good ballplayer but he’s young and hasn’t played a varsity game yet for us,” the coach said. “We have some juniors but you just don’t know. We see them in the gym, on artificial turf and they are great guys and they have to work hard and step up for us.”
While from the outside it may appear the Taylor Yellow Jackets are running out a veteran squad, it couldn’t be further from the truth. Despite a roster full of 14 juniors or seniors, coach Chris Hannum will be coaching a very young team in 2013. Nine of the 14 have varsity experience but only Matthew Nash and Sean Lewis received more than 50 at-bats last season. Both Lewis and Nash hit over .270 in 2012 and combined for 37 hits and 20 RBI. The duo saw some time on the mound as well. Lewis tossed 30 innings and posted a 3.73 ERA, while Nash appeared in seven games and went 3-1. Senior outfielder/pitcher Jerry Gillespie was the only other Yellow Jacket to appear on the
mound, where he went 2-1in13.2 innings with nine strikeouts and an 8.20 ERA. Hannum is also expecting big things from junior Sam Bell. In 24 plate appearances last season he hit .167 with three RBI. “(We) will have a handful of young players that will play a major role this year,” the seventh-year coach said. Taylor opens its season March 30 at Walnut Hills as part of the Cincinnati Reds Futures High School Showcase.
After coming up one game short of a share of the Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference title in 2012 and graduating only two players from that 2012 roster, 2013 is shaping up well for Western Hills High School. The Mustangs return 10 starters – counting pitchers and position players – and are led by three-year starter Cameron Washington. The senior hit .391 with 25 RBI and 25 stolen bases in 2012. Senior catcher Jordan Saunders is also a three-year starter, who stole 25 bases last season, hit .263 and drove in15 runs in 57 plate appearances. Senior Levi Wolf, who posted a 5-4 record with 50 strikeouts and a 3.53 ERA last season, leads the Mustangs on the mound. Joining Wolf is fellow threeyear starter Eduardo Rodriquez. He was Holland’s No. 1 starter last season after striking out 67 on his way to a 3.00 ERA. “Western Hills has great team speed,” Holland said. “We have five guys who are capable of 25 stolen bases. We will be solid defensively. We return three starters on the mound (and) we return 11 guys who saw significant playing time in 2012. Western Hills should compete for a conference title.” The Mustangs’ drive toward the 40th CMAC title beings March 30 against Winton Woods.
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» Gamble Montssori is holding its second annual Gamble Montessori Bowl-A-Rama from 5 to 7 p.m., Sunday, April 7, at Western Bowl. The event will benefit the Gamble Athletic Boosters Club and includes raffles, bid-n-buys and other priz-
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Sportswoman of the Year Award, now in its fifth year. This year’s nomination period for the 2013 award runs Wednesday, April 3, though Wednesday, April 17. The sports staff seeks starting, stand-out athletes of great character and strong academic standing to represent each newspaper as its Sportsman or Sportswoman of the Year. Readers will nominate these junior or
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La Salle taps Moore as new coach with other skill positions, young linemen and sophomore defensive end Jordan Thompson. Moore will continue to be an intervention specialist at Minster until school ends there at the end of May. He will spend Friday afternoons to Sunday nights in the Cincinnatiarea with the La Salle football program. His teaching position at La Salle had not been determined as of Tuesday night. La Salle athletic director Dan Flynn said he was confident the school found the correct fit with Moore. La Salle conducted an exhaustive national search, according to school officials. The school had a search committee of eight, including one past and one current NFL player. Moore, a 1999 Mason High School graduate, takes over for former La Salle coach Tom Grippa, who was named the new offensive coordinator at the College of Mount St. Joseph in January.
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Minster head coach Nate Moore, 33, was formally introduced as the new La Salle head football coach March 19 during a live online interview hosted by WSLN, La Salle’s communications network. Moore is the ninth La Salle head football coach in school history. The school started in 1960. According to La Salle, there were four finalists for the position. La Salle and Moore worked out final details on the night of March 18. Moore said he approached the interview process by being himself and admitted the La Salle search committee was very thorough. Minster, a Division VI program, made three consecutive state playoff appearances (2010-2012) under Moore. Asked about the transition from the Midwest Athletic Conference to the Greater Catholic South division, Moore said: “Trust me, I wouldn’t
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apply for this job if I didn’t think I was ready.” Moore led Minster to a 25-13 record in three seasons (2010-2012). Minster was 1-9 in 2009 and 6-24 over the previous three seasons before he arrived. Moore, a former Mason defensive end, played right tackle at the University of Dayton from 1999-
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2003, according to La Salle. He was offensive line coach at Hamilton and Chaminade-Julienne under current Withrow head coach Jim Place. Moore said he watched quite a bit of film of La Salle recently and was impressed with the talent of junior standout wide receiver Derek Kief along
A petition that would have placed a referendum item on the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s May ballot that called for all tournaments to be conducted separately for public schools and non-public schools has been removed from the ballot, OHSAA commissioner Dan Ross announced March 22. In its place, the OHSAA Board of Directors has approved a new competitive balance proposal that could place an addition onto a school’s initial enrollment on a sport-by-sport basis that is based on the number of students on a team’s roster who are from outside that school’s district or designated attendance zone or a so-called multiplier. The new proposal was approved when the OHSAA and Wayne County administrators mutually worked to reach a resolution on the issue. It had been discussed for quite some time leading up to this weekend. If approved by high school principals in May, the new proposal would require schools to submit their rosters of student-athletes in grades 9-12 to the OHSAA office at a designated time and to further indicate how many of those students are from outside of the school’s district (for public school districts with one high school) or attendance zone (for
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EDITORIALS | LETTERS | COLUMNS | CH@TROOM
LETTER TO THE EDITOR On behalf of my family I want to take the time to congratulate Elder wrestling coach Dick McCoy on his retirement and express my sincere appreciation to him for his 31 years of dedication to the wrestling community. Coach McCoy has not only been an outstanding coach, he has mentored and inspired hundreds of young men to always give their best effort no matter
what their circumstances may be. Under coach McCoy’s guidance these same young men have learned skills and abilities that will empower them to succeed in life. Coach, I want to thank you for the many fantastic memories and wish you the very best in all you do. Lisa Nusekabel Green Township
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Covedale ballfield to be resurrected
A few short years ago Covedale residents celebrated the opening of their new school. The ballfield behind the old school was sacrificed during the construction process, but no one seemed to care – including me. But a guy’s night out with my three sons changed my mind. Talking about the ballfield that once was, reminded us of a special time – their childhood. We recalled how they made their own “play dates.” A few early morning phone calls, and an easy walk or a quick bike ride, was all it took to enjoy a “pick-up game.” But the ballfield was more than a place to play ball. It was a place of solace, away from the watchful and judg-
mental eye of someone’s parent. It was where they learned at a young age that life isn’t always fair, that it’s not fun Jim Grawe COMMUNITY PRESS being bullied, and that GUEST COLUMNIST friendship is the reward of unconditionally doing the right thing. It was their school of hard knocks, where they learned how to win in the game of life. It was a place where summer days lasted forever, where the number of grass stains measured fun, where they could easily forget about coming home for dinner.
It wasn’t just any ballfield. It was their ballfield, in their neighborhood. It was where they made lifelong friends by doing things their way, together. Things they thought their parents never knew about, things they now reminisce about. But their stories are not unique. Over the years countless others have told their own special version. Throughout the Western Hills the ballfield was recognized as the Covedale Athletic Association’s home, meticulously maintained, making it a place where those slick scripted uniforms were appreciated all the more. For sure, the new Covedale School is a nice neighborhood ornament. But without the
accompanying ballfield, something is amiss. Covedale’s pulse is irregular. Its been said, “Sometimes, you don’t know what you’ve got, until it’s gone.” As time passed, residents better understood the ballfield’s quality of life value; a neighborhood amenity that enriches our lives in many subtle ways, as reflected in the responsible adults who were privileged to enjoy it as kids. But I digress. Determined to make the Covedale lifestyle complete, residents lobbied for a new ballfield. Green Township Trustee David Linnenberg supported our “build it for the children” campaign. And now, thanks to a collaborative effort between Green
Township, Cincinnati Public Schools and the Cincinnati Reds Community Fund, a new ballfield will be built; a place that the Covedale Athletic Association will call home. When it mattered most, these civic leaders stepped to the plate, and hit one out of the park, for the kids of Covedale. Now, the joy of raising a family in Covedale will again be heard in the crack of the bat! And the anticipation for success will again be echoed in the shouting of the words, “Play Ball!”
Jim Grawe is the co-founder of the Covedale Neighborhood Association. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legislature gearing up for a big year Now that the election is over, committees have been assigned and are beginning to meet, and we’re hitting the budget head on; I would like to take a moment and thank everyone for the support and for affording me the opportunity to represent you in Columbus in the 130th General Assembly. It is most certainly a daunting task to which anyone might feel ill-equipped, but I have several wonderful people helping me out and making the transition less arduous. I have been assigned to three committees: Public Utilities; Commerce, Labor and Technology; and Policy and Legislative Oversight. I’m
very excited about these assignments as my engineering experience comes into play immediately with the Louis Blessing first two asCOMMUNITY PRESS signments. GUEST COLUMNIST The last committee, however, is my favorite in the sense that some of the more controversial bills will likely end up there. At the moment we’re hearing testimony on HB 7, which deals with Internet cafes. Thus far, we’ve only heard the sponsor testimony as well as that of Attorney General
Mike DeWine. However, I’m sure that there will be much more testimony and I look forward to hearing from my constituents on the matter; I’ve already heard from a few of them and that is certainly encouraging. As a whole, though, the legislature is gearing up for a rather big year. Education, tax policy and the like are always big issues, but this year we will be deciding whether or not to expand Medicaid. It behooves all of us to pay as much attention as possible to this issue as the consequences of our actions will not be insignificant. As far as my personal goals in the legislature are con-
cerned I would like to see a shifting of government power from the state level to local governments. The idea is called Federalism and we should return to its core principles. No two political jurisdictions needs are exactly alike, so how much sense does it make to pass one-size-fits-all legislation? Moreover, what group of Ohio legislators can possibly obtain enough information to craft legislation that works perfectly for 11 to 12 million citizens acting independently and in their own self-interest? Bear in mind that Ohio’s current population is more than that of the entire United States in 1820.
My contact information is below, so please feel free to contact me with whatever is on your mind. Should you bump into me, please don’t hesitate to say hi and introduce yourself. Have a great week and, again, I look forward to hearing from you.
coming to pass, you could hardly find any elected officials in this country who were opposed to that military operation. One rare dissenting voice came from an unheard-of state senator in Illinois, who is now serving his second term as president of our republic. “So it is with the Republicans and the gay issue – what used to be a slam dunk for them10 years ago is now a neck to neck horse race, the future indicates that the majority view of voters will be at odds with current Republican doctrine. “I think Mr. Portman has just assured his own re-election, or made a viable move for higher office. A sober minded popular senator from the key battleground state has recognized which way the wind is going to be blowing. What is his own party going to do? Run a far-right conservative (I refuse to use the phrase ‘Bible-thumping tea partier,’ I think it’s disrespectful) against him in a primary? Good
luck with that. Portman runs state-wide, not just in the Boehner belt. This is trouble for the Republican party, not Portman.”
Louis W. Blessing III is the State Representative for the 29th District, which includes Addyston, , Cleves, Colerain Township, Crosby Township, Harrison, Harrison Township, Miami Township, North Bend, part of Price Hill, Sayler Park and Whitewater Township. You can email him at Rep29@OhioHouse.gov or call his office at 614-466-9091.
CH@TROOM March 20 question Will U.S. Sen. Rob Portman’s support of gay marriage affect his political standing within the Republican Party? How? Will it cause other party leaders to rethink their position?
“Moral conviction (as opposed to ‘feelings’) is a virtue that is not marketable. It does not pander to the popular culture regardless of which way the wind may be blowing. Biblical values are not subject to mortal whims, whether from politicians or constituents. “Suppose Portman’s son had told him that he had always felt like stealing or was, in fact, a thief? Would his father then come out in support of kleptomania? Or, suppose he should announce a predilection for pedophilia? How would Mr. Portman try to nuance that? Right is right, even if no one is doing it; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone, though it should be a family member, is doing it.
NEXT QUESTION Have you noticed any impact from the across-the-board budget cuts that were part of the sequestration that went into effect almost a month ago. Do you expect to see an impact in the future? Why or why not? Every week The Community Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to email@example.com with Chatroom in the subject line.
“As difficult as it may be, one must try to endorse and support a person based on their character, not whether they toe the party line. My values are not prescribed by the GOP and do not need their endorsement. Pulitzer Prize winner and co-author of ‘The Story of Civilization’ Ariel Durant observed, ‘A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.’ Rob Portman’s ‘change up’ reveals a flaw in his
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own character and I would hope that other party leaders will know better than to swing at his pitch.” D.D.
“Yes, it will. Ever since the party of Reagan became the party of Jerry Falwell decades ago, it has repelled us fiscal conservatives who espouse ‘family values,’ such as the right for two committed Americans to marry and make a family regardless of how we like their choice of partner. While Portman’s 180 turn may be called narcissistic because he didn’t espouse equality until his personal situation drove it, his decision is bold and courageous nevertheless. His support may affect his standing the way Nixon’s warming to China affected his own – both will be seen as paving the way of the party towards modernity.” D.P.
“I remember 10 years ago, when the invasion of Iraq was
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“Yes it will turn some of the bigots in the party against him. However, it will bring more inclusive people into the folds.” Good for Rob.” Ret Low
“I guess we should be pleased that Sen. Portman’s son isn’t bisexual; then he’d support marrying one’s boyfriend and one’s girlfriend. “To answer the question, yes it will adversely affect his standing. While his thought process, though faulty, surpassed that of Barack Obama and Hillary & Bill Clinton; our expectations of that bunch are much, much lower than those of a Republican Senator.”
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013
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ELDER BAND PLACES SECOND
Elder High School Band was awarded second place in the Krewe of Tucks Parade in New Orleans the weekend of Feb. 11. They placed second out of 35 bands and won $2,500. PROVIDED
Saint Ignatius School honored two men who have modeled Christian values as distinguished alumni. Brothers Ron and Bob Hewald have a long history of involvement with Saint Ignatius. The two are lifelong residents of Monfort Heights and are charter members of Saint Ignatius. They have provided many services to the parish and the community over the years and are currently active in the Saint Ignatius Alumni Association and the Senior Association. Honoring the two are, from left, the Rev. John Wall; honorees Bob and Ron Hewald; Assistant Principal Laura Sieve; and The Rev. Bryan Reif. PROVIDED
Ten students from McAuley High School made the pilgrimage to Washington, D.C., to peacefully protest the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision. They were accompanied by Tasha Grismayer, a teacher at St. Ignatius School. All of the students are members of the McAuley LIFE Club, which works throughout the year to promote respect for all life and encourage positive life decisions. Pictured in front of the Capitol are, from front left, Mary Orth, Claire Tonnis, Samantha Brock and Brenna Silber; second row, Anna Buczkowski, Jessica Bloemer, Carah Kreimer, Jodi Duccilli, Lindsey Schmucker and Roni Murray. PROVIDED.
Jacob Taylor, Brooke Graul, Alex Gates, Gabrielle Fenton, and Isabel Broxterman enjoy their kindergarten Valentines party at Miami Heights Elementary School. PROVIDED
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Morgan Koelling balances a book on her head at her Valentineâ€™s Day party at Miami Heights Elementary School. PROVIDED
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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, MARCH 28 Education The History of the Second Amendment, 7-8:30 p.m., Joy Community Church, 5000 North Bend Road, Learn history of this essential law. Free. Presented by Empower U Ohio. 250-4116; empoweruohio.org. Monfort Heights.
Health / Wellness Pre-Diabetes Class, 10 a.m.noon, Mercy Hospital Western Hills, 3131 Queen City Ave., Information on making healthy food choices, exercise and blood sugar control and monitoring blood sugar levels. $20. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 956-3729; www.e-mercy.com. Westwood.
Music - Blues Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials, 9 p.m., Legends, 3801 Harrison Ave., $15, $12 advance. 490-9467; www.legendscincinnati.com. Cheviot.
FRIDAY, MARCH 29 Dining Events St. Lawrence Church Fish Fry, 4-7 p.m., St. Lawrence Church, 3680 Warsaw Ave., Heritage Hall. Fish dinner, dine-in, carryout and drive through available. Benefits St. Lawrence Elementary School activities and equipment. $4.50-$7.50. 921-4230. East Price Hill. American Legion Post 485 Fish Fry and Barbecue, 5-7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 485, 29 E. State Road, Tilapia, cod and barbecue dinners and sandwiches. Side items: fries, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese and stewed tomatoes. Eat in or carry out. Benefits Miller Stockum American Legion Post 485. $4-$9. 941-1643. Cleves. Boy Scout Troop 271 Fish Fry, 4-7:30 p.m., St. Teresa of Avila Church, 1175 Overlook Ave., “Surprise” dinner special. Dining room, carry-out and drive-thru service. Family friendly. Presented by St. Teresa Boy Scout Troop 271. 348-2043. West Price Hill. Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., St. Antoninus School, 5425 Julmar Drive, Fish sandwich, grilled salmon, pizza, grilled cheese, fresh homemade desserts and assortment of sides. Dine-in, carryout and drivethrough. Call ahead for carryout/drive-through. Price varies. Presented by St. Antoninus Boy Scout Troop 614. 713-3922; saintantoninus.org. Green Township.
Exercise Classes FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, 6720 Home City Ave., Full-body workout consisting of weights, cardio and core work. All ages and abilities welcome. $45 per month. Presented by FitChixx. 205-9772; www.fitchixx.com. Sayler Park.
Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Hamilton County residents can drop off yard trimmings for free. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 598-3089; bit.ly/11UQb9r. Green Township.
SUNDAY, MARCH 31 MONDAY, APRIL 1 Clubs & Organizations West Hills Music Club Meeting, 7 p.m., Green Township Branch Library, 6525 Bridgetown Road, Pianist Mary Ann Jordan, and Arturo and Jennifer Araya, cellists. Guests welcome. Refreshments. Free. Presented by West Hills Music Club. 9222052. Green Township.
Exercise Classes FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; www.fitchixx.com. Sayler Park. Spinning, 5:45-6:45 p.m., Western Sports Mall, $8-$10. 4514920; www.spinfitcincinnati.com. Westwood. Zumba Fitness, 4-5 p.m., College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road, EarthConnection. Fitness party. $3. Presented by EarthConnection. 288-6268. Delhi Township.
TUESDAY, APRIL 2
Faith-Based Yoga, 6:45-7:45 p.m., Vineyard Westside Church, 3420 Glenmore Ave., Second Floor Green Room. Faith-based yoga class open to all levels. Free, donations requested. 295-5226; www.tailoredfitonline.com. Cheviot.
Health / Wellness
Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd., Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 661-1792; www.lewfm.org. Cheviot.
SATURDAY, MARCH 30
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3
Art & Craft Classes
Play Food Pizza Party, 1:30-3 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3651 Harrison Ave., Make play food for toys, using tons of different materials. Followed by pizza, ice cream cones and juice boxes. All materials provided. $20. 225-8441; www.broadhopeartcollective.com. Cheviot.
Dance Class, 4:30-8:30 p.m., Douce Dance Studio, 3772 Shady Lane, Dance instructions. Ages 2 1/2-adult. Tap, ballet, jazz/hiphop, gymnastics, baton twirling. $25 monthly. Registration required. 941-0202. North Bend.
Exercise Classes Spinning, 9-10 a.m., Western Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Racquetball Center. Group cycling workout. Ages 14-99. $8-$10. Presented by SpinFit LLC. 451-4920; www.spinfitcincinnati.com. Westwood. Gentle Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, 10-11 a.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Moving meditation, increasing strength and flexibility, allowing for calming of mind and refreshing of spirit. Bring mat. $35 fiveclass pass; $8 drop-In. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. 675-2725; www.yogabymarietta.com. Delhi Township.
Holiday - Easter Community Easter Egg Hunt, 1 p.m., Peace Lutheran Church, 1451 Ebenezer Road, Free.
Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Poppy’s Tavern, 5510 Rybolt Road, Free. 574-6333. Green Township.
Shopping Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, Free. 661-5166. Westwood.
Youth Sports Youth Soccer League, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Gamble-Nippert YMCA, 3159 Montana Ave., Weekly through May 25. Instructional league with goal of teaching fundamentals of soccer, such as dribbling, kicking and basic game concepts. Free. Registration required. 661-1105. Westwood.
SUNDAY, APRIL 7 Home & Garden Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 598-3089; bit.ly/11UQb9r. Green Township.
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Dinner and Learn Lecture: Understanding Fibromyalgia, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Gamble-Nippert YMCA, 3159 Montana Ave., Lower Level Exercise Room. Learn safe and natural alternative methods for addressing Fibromyalgia and its symptoms. Ages 21 and up. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Foundation for Wellness Professionals. 941-0378. Westwood.
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941-5177. Green Township. Community Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Egg hunt for ages 2-10 at shelter area. Jugglers, balloon artists, hot dogs, snacks, face painting, crafts and prizes. Free. Presented by Faith Fellowship Church. 598-6734, ext. 114; www.goffc.org. Green Township. Easter Eggstravaganza, 1-2:30 p.m., Gamble-Nippert YMCA, 3159 Montana Ave., Prizes and games. Times: ages 0-2, 1:15-1:30 p.m.; ages 3-5, 1:30-1:45 p.m.; ages 6-8, 1:45-2 p.m. Ages 8-12, 2-2:15 p.m. Free. 661-1105. Westwood. Easter Egg Hunt, 11 a.m., St. John’s Westminster Union Church, 1085 Neeb Road, Featuring egg hunts for children ages “walking” to grade 5. Pizza lunch follows. Registration required. 347-4613; www.sjwuc.org. Delhi Township.
Exercise Classes FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; www.fitchixx.com. Sayler Park. Zumba Fitness, 4-5 p.m., College of Mount St. Joseph, $3. 288-6268. Delhi Township.
Karaoke and Open Mic Open Mic Night with Toddy O Band, 8 p.m.-midnight, Game Time Sports Bar and Grill, 3613 Harrison Ave., Free. 661-9464. Cheviot.
Religious - Community Wednesday Night Solutions, 7-8:30 p.m., Vineyard Westside Church, 3420 Glenmore Ave., Weekly interactive DVD presentation hosted by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. Variety of topics addressing everyday issues such as communication, conflict and more. 922-7897; www.cloudtownsend.com/
Get your kids ready for fun at the park with an opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny at the Community Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by Faith Fellowship Church and area businesses. The free community event will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road. The egg hunt is open to children ages 2 to 10; bring your Easter basket. Pictured is Hunter Hoffman, son of Tim and Allison Hoffman of North College Hill, with the Easter Bunny at the 2011 Community Easter egg hunt. For more information, call 598-6734, ext. 114, or visit www.goffc.org. PROVIDED.
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Senior Citizens Zumba Gold, 1-2 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Modified Zumba for seniors and beginners with standing and chair participation. For seniors. $3, $25 for 10 classes. Presented by Deb’s Fitness Party. 205-5064; www.debsfitnessparty.com. Green Township.
Support Groups Western Hills Job Search Satellite Group, 9-11 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 resumes, LinkedIn, effective networking, interview skills, available funding and community resources. Group members provide support and accountability to one another during this stressful time. Free. 6089359. Westwood.
FRIDAY, APRIL 5 Exercise Classes FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; www.fitchixx.com. Sayler Park.
Farmers Market Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, Free. 661-1792; www.lewfm.org. Cheviot.
Festivals Wildflower Festival, 6-9 p.m., College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road, Nature games and activities for children, wildflower plant sale, handcrafted items for sale, painting class and presentations by local environmental organizations. Free. Presented by Western Wildlife Corridor. 859-512-1983; www.westernwildlifecorridor.org. Delhi Township.
Shopping Rummage Sale, 6-9 p.m., Grace
Lutheran Church, 3628 Boudinot Ave., Variety of items available. Benefits High School Youth Group trip to the National Youth Gathering in San Antonio. Free. Through April 6. 661-5166. Westwood.
SATURDAY, APRIL 6 Benefits The Women’s Connection Cabaret, 6:30-11 p.m., St. William Church, 4108 W. Eighth St., Father Reardon Hall. Live and silent auctions, basket raffles, entertainment by ventriloquist Denny Baker, Seton and Elder vocal ensembles, appetizers and drinks. Benefits the Women’s Connection. $20. Reservations required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673; www.thewomensconnection.org. West Price Hill.
Dining Events Boy Scout Troop 850 Spaghetti Dinner, 3:30 p.m., St. Ignatius of Loyola School, 5222 North Bend Road, La Rosa’s spaghetti and meatballs, drinks, and home-made desserts. Raffle prizes and split-the-pot. $8, $6 seniors and children; $7, $5 seniors and children advance. Presented by Boy Scout Troop 850. 574-7474. Monfort Heights.
Exercise Classes Spinning, 9-10 a.m., Western Sports Mall, $8-$10. 451-4920; www.spinfitcincinnati.com. Westwood.
Garden Clubs Hillside Community Garden Regular Gardening Day, 9 a.m.-noon, Hillside Community Garden, 5701 Delhi Road, Garden together in unique hillside edible garden. All experience levels welcome. Dress for weather and bring water to drink. Work gloves and boots recommended. Other useful items are pruning shears and shovels. Free. Presented by Hillside Community Garden Committee. 400-4511; hillsidegardendelhi.com. Delhi Township.
Home & Garden Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 598-3089; bit.ly/11UQb9r. Green Township.
Over 55 Dance, 2-5 p.m., Delhi Senior and Community Center, 647 Neeb Road, Non-members welcome. Music by Nelson. $5. Presented by Delhi Seniors. 451-3560. Delhi Township.
MONDAY, APRIL 8 Exercise Classes FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; www.fitchixx.com. Sayler Park. Spinning, 5:45-6:45 p.m., Western Sports Mall, $8-$10. 4514920; www.spinfitcincinnati.com. Westwood. Introduction to Yoga for Rookies, 6-7 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Weekly through April 29. Building strength, flexibility and relieving stress. $30. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. 675-2725; www.yogabymarietta.com. Delhi Township. Zumba Fitness, 4-5 p.m., College of Mount St. Joseph, $3. 288-6268. Delhi Township.
Home & Garden Year Round Gardening: Small Fruits and Berries, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Learn new ideas for planning and maintaining your garden throughout the year from staff of White Oak Gardens. How to enjoy fruits of summer. Free. Presented by White Oak Garden Center. 385-3313; www.whiteoakgardens.com. Monfort Heights.
TUESDAY, APRIL 9 Benefits Elder Sports Stag, 5:30-11:30 p.m., Elder High School, 3900 Vincent Ave., Speaker: Dave Lapham, former Bengal and current radio analyst. Emcee: Elder grad Dennis “D.J.” Janson of WCPO-TV. Honorees: head coaches Mark Thompson (baseball) and Dick McCoy (wrestling). $125 patron, $50. Reservations required. Presented by Elder High School Alumni Association. 921-3744; www.elderhs.org. West Price Hill.
Exercise Classes Faith-Based Yoga, 6:45-7:45 p.m., Vineyard Westside Church, Free, donations requested. 295-5226; www.tailoredfitonline.com. Cheviot.
Senior Citizens 55+ Club for Seniors, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 3628 Boudinot Ave., Mission Cafe. Silent auction and catered lunch. Free. Registration required for lunch. 661-5166. Westwood.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10 Dance Classes Dance Class, 4:30-8:30 p.m., Douce Dance Studio, $25 monthly. Registration required. 941-0202. North Bend.
Exercise Classes FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; www.fitchixx.com. Sayler Park. Zumba Fitness, 4-5 p.m., College of Mount St. Joseph, $3. 288-6268. Delhi Township.
Religious - Community Wednesday Night Solutions,
7-8:30 p.m., Vineyard Westside Church, 922-7897; www.cloudtownsend.com/resources/solutions. Cheviot. Free Community Meal, 5:306:30 p.m., Central Church of Christ, Free. 481-5820; www.centralchurchofchrist1.com. Westwood.
Senior Citizens Zumba Gold, 1-2 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, $3, $25 for 10 classes. 205-5064; www.debsfitnessparty.com. Green Township.
Support Groups Western Hills Job Search Satellite Group, 9-11 a.m., Westwood First Presbyterian Church, Free. 608-9359. Westwood.
THURSDAY, APRIL 11 Benefits A Night of Cincinnati History, 6-9 p.m., St. Michael’s Church, 2110 Saint Michael St., The Sanctuary. History presentations, short film about 1937 flood, photo contest and local beer tasting. Ages 18 and up. Benefits Restore Saint Michael’s. $25. Presented by Lower Price Hill Community School. 244-2214, ext. 201; www.lphcs.org. Lower Price Hill.
On Stage - Theater Legally Blonde, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Sorority star Elle Woods doesn’t take “no” for an answer and proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style. $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. West Price Hill.
FRIDAY, APRIL 12 Exercise Classes FitChixx, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sayler Park Community Center, $45 per month. 205-9772; www.fitchixx.com. Sayler Park.
Farmers Market Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, Free. 661-1792; www.lewfm.org. Cheviot.
Music - Blues Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., J’s Sports Bar, 4862 Delhi Ave., Free. 244-6111. Delhi Township.
On Stage - Theater Legally Blonde, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. West Price Hill. Go, Dog. Go!, 7-8 p.m., Glenmore Playhouse, 3716 Glenmore Ave., Rollicking, musical version of author P.D. Eastman’s beloved children’s book. Benefits Glenmore Playhouse building renovation. $5. Presented by Playhouse in the Park. 598-8303; www.thedramaworkshop.org. Cheviot.
SATURDAY, APRIL 13 Benefits Swing Into Spring Gala, 6-11 p.m., Aston Oaks Golf Club, 1 Aston Oaks Drive, Banquet Center. Sit-down dinner, silent auction, reverse raffle, split-thepot and entertainment by Mike Davis. Ages 21 and up. Benefits North Bend St. Joseph Parish. $50. Reservations required. Presented by St. Joseph Church North Bend. 368-6375; stjosephnorthbend.com. North Bend. Spring Fling, 8 p.m.-midnight, Arts Center at Dunham, 1945 Dunham Way, Music by Barney and the Howlers. Includes free soda, chips and pretzels. Cash bar, pizza by the slice and dessert. Silent auction, split-the-pot, basket raffle and karaoke. Ages 21 and up. Benefits The Arts Center at Dunham. $25 for two, $15 single. Presented by Sunset Players Inc. 348-5546; www.sunsetplayers.org. West Price Hill.
Dance Classes Bend and Snap: Behind the Choreography of Legally Blonde, 2-2:45 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Brief, informal workshop about choreography behind production of “Legally Blonde.” Free. Presented by ArtsWave. 241-6550; www.theartswave.org. West Price Hill.
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Fruited gelatin makes Easter table special
As I write this column on the first day of spring, it’s snowing outside! Usually by this time we have our potatoes, early greens and radishes planted. We have to go along with the whims of Mother Nature. I hope each of you has a memorable and fun Easter. As I tell you Rita every holiHeikenfeld day, reRITA’S KITCHEN member those who may be alone or who can’t get out. Send a card, make a call or invite them to your table to share your abundant blessings.
Rita’s fruited gelatin terrine
I like to make mine in a terrine, which looks like a skinny, longer loaf pan. A loaf pan works well, too. This is an elegant, easy addition to an Easter dinner. If you want, you can do all individual small bowls, molds, etc. For a smaller batch, just divide the recipe in half.
4 cups mixed fruit (I use strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries.) 4 packages unflavored gelatin (four 1⁄4-oz envelopes) 4 cups white grape juice, rose wine, etc. 1 cup sugar
at a time, beating until well mixed. Start adding flour alternately with milk mixture. You should start and end with flour. Blend in lemon and vanilla. Pour into a large Bundt or angel food pan, which has been greased with Crisco and floured. Bake at 325 degrees for about 1 hour and 25 minutes. Keep oven closed while baking. Remove from pan immediately and cool on wire rack.
2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
Arrange fruit in loaf pan. Set aside. Sprinkle gelatin over grape juice and let sit a few minutes to soften and “bloom.” Whisk gently and the gelatin should be incorporated, but not dissolved, into the juice. Pour into pan, and add sugar and lemon juice. Bring to a boil, lower to a simmer and whisk until sugar and gelatin are dissolved. Remove from heat and cool mixture, stirring occasionally, just to room temperature. Mixture should still be pourable. Slowly and gently pour enough mixture over fruit, just enough to cover nicely. This will set the fruit in a bit of gelatin so it doesn’t float. Chill until firm, about an hour. Pour remaining mixture over fruit (if it gels while it’s sitting, warm up a bit to melt, but let cool before you pour on). To unmold, dip pan in a larger pan of hot water for a few seconds to loosen. Invert a serving plate over terrine and invert terrine onto plate.
Tips from Rita’s kitchen
Lower carb: Use a sugar substitute and sugar-free juice. Even easier: Use a light-colored prepared gelatin dessert, cook as package directs and follow instructions for lay-
Tip from Rita’s kitchen
Rita’s fruited gelatin terrine is an easy, fruity Easter dessert. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD
ering fruit. You won’t need to add juice, sugar or lemon juice.
Ruth Roberson’s special pound cake
Remember the request for a buttery pound cake like Whole Foods? I’m still working on a clone, but wanted to share Ruth’s pound cake recipe. Ruth, a Kentucky reader, told me: “I have a recipe that everyone loves. I use it for strawberry shortcake, a quick breakfast, or just as a great cake to have anytime. It is really easy to make and I have shared the recipe with many people. It’s a very old
recipe, but it is delicious and very moist. Most of the remarks I get from people are that they love the little crunch on top and then the moistness that is inside.” 3 cups sugar ⁄2cup Crisco 2 sticks margarine, softened 1 ⁄4teaspoon salt 1
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Beat together sugar, Crisco, margarine and salt. Then add eggs, one
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5 large eggs, room temperature, if possible 5 oz. can evaporated milk mixed with water to make 1 cup 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon lemon extract 1 teaspoon vanilla
Ruth said you could substitute 1 tablespoon vanilla butter and nut flavor for the lemon and vanilla. This may make it taste more like Whole Foods cake.
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POLICE REPORTS CHEVIOT
disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, 1120 Winfield Ave., March 10. Rudy Richey, born 1980, breaking and entering, 3000 Veazey Ave., March 10. Rudy Richey, born 1980, menacing, 2420 Ferguson Road, March 10.
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Michael Groneman, 33, 3503 Meadow Ave., driving under the influence at Harrison Avenue, March 5. Augustus Mkwananzi, 43, 2651 Thomasville Drive, driving under suspension at 4040 Harrison Ave., March 5. Destiny Jones, 34, 3975 Harvest Ridge, driving under suspension at 4213 Applegate Ave., March 10. Shannon Smith, 30, 2442 Duck Creek Road, driving under suspension at 3640 Westwood Northern Blvd., March 11. Christopher Woodard, 24, 1987 Knob Court, warrant at 1000 Sycamore St., March 4. Joseph Underwood, 62, 2632 Beekman St., theft and possessing criminal tools at 3407 Harrison Ave., March 4. Jeffery Darling, 20, 3120 Westbrook Drive, theft and misuse of credit card at 3814 Harrison Ave., March 4. Juvenile, 14, possession of drugs at Albert Street, March 6. Sharon Curtis, 50, 3162 Sunshine Ave., warrant at 3814 Harrison Ave., March 7. Angela Carnahan, 36, 3282 Montana Ave., theft at 800 Broadway, March 7. Tori Smith, 22, 3904 Harrison Ave. No. 2, warrant at 3814 Harrison Ave., March 7. Stephanie Dick, 30, 4635 Glenway Ave. No. 3, warrant at 3814 Harrison Ave., March 8. James Haynes, 26, 3515 Woodbine Ave., warrant at 3805 Harrison Ave., March 9. Griffin Barlag, 23, 3904 Harrison Ave. No. 2, warrant at 3814 Harrison Ave., March 9. David Wright, 55, 222 South State St., warrant, March 9. Jason Walters, 30, 3213 Phoenix Ave., domestic violence at 3213 Phoenix Ave., March 9. Devontae Harris, 19, 1731 Dearmand, warrant at North Bend Road, March 9. Donnie Eversole, 60, 3907 Harrison Ave. No. 3, warrant at 3907 Harrison Ave., March 11. Randy Mayne, 23, 3298 Camvic Terrace No. 9, warrant at 3814 Harrison Ave., March 11.
Incidents/reports Burglary Laptop computer, two DVD players, stereo system and a television stolen from home at 3819 Applegate Ave., March 4. Two televisions and two video game systems stolen from home at 3951 Delmar Ave., March 7. Theft Two cans of dog food stolen from Family Dollar at 3413 Harrison Ave., March 7.
The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Cheviot: Chief Joseph Lally, 661-2700 (days), 825-2280 (evenings) » Cleves: Chief Bill Renner, 941-1212 » Cincinnati District 3: Capt. Russell A. Neville, 263-8300 » Green Township: Chief Bart West, 574-0007; vandalism hotline, 574-5323 » North Bend and Miami Township are patrolled by the Hamilton County: Sheriff Jim Neil, 825-1500 Three electronic chargers and three CDs stolen from vehicle at 3840 Applegate Ave., March 8. Two sticks of deodorant stolen from Family Dollar at 3413 Harrison Ave., March 9.
CINCINNATI DISTRICT 3 Arrests/citations Eddie Henderson, born 1980, criminal trespass, possession of drugs, 2400 Harrison Ave., Feb. 28. Brandon Francisco, born 1989, simple assault, 4315 W. Eighth St., March 1. John Allen Perkins, born 1979, simple assault, 4515 W. Eighth St., March 1. Latosha L. Crossty, born 1973, larceny, 6000 Glenway Ave., March 1. Jonathan M. Gilbert, born 1984, possession of an open flask, 3900 Davoran St., March 4. Keith M. Maret, born 1972, disorderly conduct, 2745 Westbrook Drive, March 4. Rockel A. Duke, born 1980, domestic violence, 3924 Yearling Court, March 4. Joshua Drain, born 1990, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, 3248 Stanhope Ave., March 5. Kathryn Marie Adams, born 1956, theft under $300, 6000 Glenway Ave., March 5. Kendall Blake Davis, born 1994, grand theft auto, possession of criminal tools, 3186 Harrison Ave., March 5. Jason G. Smith, born 1982, domestic violence, 4434 W. Eighth St., March 6. Maurice Fairbanks, born 1986, domestic violence, 1870 Sunset Ave., March 6. Anthony Copeland, born 1968, domestic violence, 3304 Montana Ave., March 6. Katelyn M. Campbell, born 1993,
theft under $300, 2323 Ferguson Road, March 6. Darren G. Nixson, born 1963, domestic violence, 3050 Penrose Place, March 7. Zachery Kuhlmann, born 1987, firearm in motor vehicle, 2712 Erlene Drive, March 7. Everett Franklin Miller, born 1976, criminal trespass, possession of drug paraphernalia, 4535 W. Eighth St., March 8. Kevin Wiley, born 1970, falsification, 4209 Glenway Ave., March 8. Michael Owen Auwbrey, born 1959, aggravated menacing, 3951 W. Eighth St., March 8. Spencer Hill, born 1957, aggravated menacing, having a weapon under disability, 1905 Wyoming Ave., March 8. Demetrious S. Debruce, born 1982, obstructing official business, 2913 Boudinot Ave., March 8. Rayshawn D. Robertson, born 1988, falsification, 3441 Stathem Ave., March 8. Cory Brown, born 1967, theft under $300, 2310 Ferguson Road, March 9. Alisha Boone, born 1991, assault, 800 Suire Ave., March 10. Chris McDaniel, born 1988, domestic violence, 4312 Foley Road, March 10. Ronald Patterson, born 1982,
Aggravated menacing 3042 Bracken Woods Lane, March 1. 1905 Wyoming Ave., March 8. 3951 W. Eighth St., March 8. Aggravated robbery 2144 Ferguson Road, March 2. Assault 1751 Gilsey Ave., March 1. 2144 Ferguson Road, March 1. 1065 Winfield Ave., March 2.
3924 Yearling Court, March 2. 640 Overlook Ave., March 3. 2494 Queen City Ave., March 3. 3209 Queen City Ave., March 3. 933 Sunset Ave., March 4. 100 Vienna Woods Drive, March 4. 4408 Glenway Ave., March 5. 2200 Harrison Ave., March 5. 2310 Ferguson Road, March 6. 3159 Gobel Ave., March 7. 6218 Glenway Ave., March 7. Breaking and entering 4119 Weber Lane, March 5. Burglary 2842 Harrison Ave., March 2. 1740 Dewey Ave., March 3. 5202 Highview Drive, March 3. 2455 Westwood Northern Blvd., March 4. 2963 Ferguson Road, March 4. 2706 Erlene Drive, March 5.
3272 Gobel Ave., March 5. 2759 Powell Drive, March 6. Criminal damaging/endangering 2710 E. Tower Drive, March 1. 3159 Montana Ave., March 3. 1014 Winfield Ave., March 4. 4106 Vinedale Ave., March 4. 2934 Grasselli Ave., March 5. 4113 Vinedale Ave., March 6. 3159 Gobel Ave., March 7. Domestic violence Reported on Bracken Woods Lane, March 1. Reported on Westmont Lane, March 2. Reported on Penrose Place, March 2. Reported on Harrison Avenue, March 4.
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POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B5 Reported on Westbrook Drive, March 4. Reported on Sunset Avenue, March 5. Reported on Montana Avenue, March 6. Theft 3234 Montana Ave., Feb. 28. 5131 Glencrossing Way, Feb. 28. 1870 Sunset Ave., March 1. 2667 Wendee Drive, March 1. 5757 Glenway Ave., March 1. 6000 Glenway Ave., March 1. 4714 Guerley Road, March 2.
PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Hamilton County Board of Zoning Appeals on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in Room 805, of the County Administration Building at 1:00 P.M. for the purpose of: Case Number: Green 2 0 1 3 - 0 2 ; CUGT201302 Subject Property: ... G r e e n Township: 3091 North Bend Road (Book 0550, Page 0021, Parcel 0070) Applicant : LaSalle High School, applicant and Archbishop of Cincinnati, owner Request: For the approval of a Conditional Use Certificate to permit the storage of a fifty-one foot (51’) trailer on school property for the storage and transportation of school band equipment Plans are on file and open for public inspection in Room 801, County Administration Building, 138 East Court Street, during normal business hours. Office hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Office Phone: 513946-4550 1753912
4714 Loretta Ave., March 2. 4732 Guerley Road, March 2. 2842 Westbrook Drive, March 2. 5131 Glencrossing Way, March 2. 6165 Glenway Ave., March 2. 5009 Cleves Warsaw Pike, March 3. 2454 Harrison Ave., March 3. 3580 Epworth Ave., March 3. 4400 Rapid Run Road, March 4. 517 Trenton Ave., March 4. 5233 Glenway Ave., March 4. 2888 Kling Ave., March 4. 2922 Kling Ave., March 4. 3049 McHenry Ave., March 5. 3186 Harrison Ave., March 5. 5555 Glenway Ave., March 5. 2298 Harrison Ave., March 6. 4954 Relleum Ave., March 7. 2322 Ferguson Road, March 7. 5800 Glenway Ave., March 7. Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle 2459 Westwood Northern Blvd., March 3. 3248 Stanhope Ave., March 4.
Arrests/citations Donna M. Ashcraft, 28, 4533 E. Miami River Road, possession of marijuana at 250 S. Miami Ave., Feb. 23. Wilmer Lane, 40, 4124 E. Miami River Road, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 21 W. State Road, Feb. 23. James R. Wallace, 27, 109 Wamsley, open container at 231 S. Miami Ave., March 1. Misty Linville, 30, 4978 E. Miami River Road, open container at 611 N. Miami Ave., March 1. Laura M. McGinnis, 37, 579 Laurelwood Drive, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 1 N. Miami Ave., March 2. Cory A. Lambert, 30, 1077 Belvoir Lane, possession of drugs at 600 N. Miami Ave., March 2. Myron Hudgins, 43, 119 S. Miami
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Ave., obstructing official business at 119 S. Miami Ave., March 8. Christopher Reynolds, 30, 8887 Buffalo Ridge Road, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at Harrison Avenue and Locust Street, March 9. Beveraly J. Rainier, 60, U.S. Route 50 and Mount Nebo Road, open container at 200 Three Rivers Parkway, March 10.
GREEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Juvenile, 13, disorderly conduct at 5400 Edalbert Drive, March 4. Juvenile, 16, disorderly conduct at 3200 Ebenezer Road, March 4. Juvenile, 15, disorderly conduct at 3200 Ebenezer Road, March 1. Calvin D. Kendall, 58, 1719 Marilyn Lane, theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., March 4. Courtney Weaver, 23, 2539 Berthbrook Drive, theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., March 5. Phillip Fenker, 39, 203 Main St., theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., March 5. Paul L. Suggs, 50, 670 Gholson Ave., theft at 6135 Colerain Ave., March 6. Juvenile, 16, theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., March 7.
Bridgetown Road, aggravated robbery at 5190 Glencrossing Way, March 10.
Incidents/reports Aggravated robbery Suspect armed with a gun forced his way into victim’s vehicle at Four Seasons Carwash, then made victim drive to an ATM and withdraw money at 4536 Bridgetown Road, March 4. Assault Suspect pushed victim to the ground at 4400 Raceview Ave., March 10. Burglary Television stolen from home at 3501 West Fork Road No. 1, March 4. Laptop computer, jar of coins, digital camera and a jewelry box with unknown contents stolen from home at 2540 South Road, March 5. Home entered during burglary attempt, but nothing found missing at 5617 Cheviot Road No. 6, March 7. Criminal damaging Vehicle driven through lawn at 5999 Cheviot Road, March 8. Graffiti spray-painted on rear wall at Gabriel Brothers at 5750 Harrison Ave., March 9. Criminal trespass Two suspects who have been prohibited from entering victim’s home entered the residence without permission at 3501 West Fork Road No. 1, March 5. Domestic dispute Argument between two male family members at Reemelin Road, March 4. Argument between parent and child at Surrey Avenue, March 5. Argument between man and woman at Biscayne Avenue, March 9. Argument between parent and child at Neisel Avenue, March 10. Menacing Suspect threatened to harm victim at 4200 Victorian Green Drive, March 5. Theft Garbage can stolen from home’s driveway at 3724 Ridgewood Ave., March 6.
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DEATHS Donna Ayers
Donna C. Ayers, 45, died March 15. Survived by children Samantha, Stacy Ayers, Billy, Jimmy Woody, Amber McRoberts; grandchildren Mason, Kaden Ayers; companion Rick McRoberts; mother Lora Meadows; siblings Jacqui, Ayers Wanda, Ronnie Ayers, Tyrone, Shirley Meadows. Preceded in death by father Lora Meadows, brother Randy Ayers. Services were March 19 at Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home.
Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 853-6262 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 or pricing details. Services were March 25 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the Couch Children Trust Fund in care of any Fifth Third Bank.
McIntyre; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son Robert (Myrtle) Butler, two grandchildren. Services were March 20 at St. Bernard Church. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Alzheimer's Association, 644 Linn St., Cincinnati, OH 45203 or Mount Healthy Christian Home.
Betty Jane Gutmann Betty Jane Stamm Gutmann, 91, died March 18. She was a homemaker. Survived by daughters Sandy (Klaus) Birk, Cheryl (Gary) Anderson; granddaughters Michelle Gutmann (Benjamin) Earnest, Tracy (Sam) Ciresi; great-grandson Xander Ciresi; brother Elmer Stamm; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Robert Gutmann, sibling Jule Stamm. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home.
Earl N. Bailey, 86, died March 16. Survived by wife Mabel Bailey; children Kay Hale, Michael (Tanya) Bailey; grandchildren Heather (Ian) Johnson, Tara, Nathan Bailey; siblings Mae, Bailey Samuel, Byron; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by siblings Hazel, Albert Jr., Evelyn, Margaret, Della, Ada, Nellie, Lee, Nelson. Services were March 20 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Martin of Tours Church, 3270 St. Martin’s Place, Cincinnati, OH 45211.
William R. Coors, 70, Green Township, died March 14. He was a salesman. Survived by wife Nancy Coors; children Kathleen (Michael) Helbling, Joseph (Dona), Coors Christopher (Teresa), William Jr., Matthew (Moeno), Paul Coors; brother George (Joan) Coors; 18 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Services were March 18 at St. Jude Church. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to the St. Jude Memorial Fund.
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Survived by children George (Connie) II, Ronald (Kathy) Hammond, Karen (Gary) Rains; 10 grandchildren; 17 greatgrandchildren; one great-greatgrandchild. Preceded in death by husband George Hammond, son Jerry Hammond. Services were March 20 at Bolton & Lunsford Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati Western Hills Inpatient Unit ot Hillebrand Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
Cal Haller William “Cal” Haller, 88, died March 18. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. Survived by wife Anne Asbrock Haller; children David “Boz,” Dan Haller (Cissy), Michael Haller, Nancy Hoffman; grandchildren Laura (Bryan) Rosier, Danielle Haller, Stephanie (Jeff) Heimann; great-granddaughter Anna, Ellie; brother Jerry Haller. Preceded in death by greatgranddaughter Lucy, brother Ralph (Marian) Haller. Services were March 23 at Our Lady of Lourdes. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: Glenmary Home Missioners, P.O. Box 465618, Cincinnati, OH 452465618.
Helen Hennessey Helen Willis Hennessey, 94, died March 16. She was a Navy veteran of World II, a Hennessey life member of Waves National, Disabled American Veterans Ladies Auxiliary,
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Joseph D. “Joepa” Couch, 34, died March 19. He worked in insurance. Survived by children Joey, Jude Couch; fiancee Teresa Murphy; parents William, Janice Couch Couch; siblings Theresa (Dave) Bradford, Billy (Amanda)m Tommy (Christina) Couch; many nieces and nephews.
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DEATHS Dixie Lassandro
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Dixie D. Lassandro, 79, died March 19. She was a homemaker. Survived by daughter Judy (Gerry) Pecora; grandsons Lucas, Logan Pecora; siblings Dianne (Jim) Still, Marty (Terry) Frahm, Joe (Pam) Bruce; several Lassandro nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Richard Lassandro, daughter Vicki Lassandro. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to: Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Pkwy., Charlotte, NC 28201.
Veterans of Foreign Wars 10167 Ladies Auxiliary and Ancient Order of Hibernians Ladies Auxiliary. Survived by children Timothy (Jane), Patrick (Alice) Hennessey, Maureen (Ron) Fitzgerald; grandchildren Ian, Ryan, Kyle, Caitlin, Kelley, Shawn; greatgrandson Brooks Eli. Preceded in death by husband John Paul Hennessey, siblings Alice Wright, Virginia Cross, William Willis Jr. Services were March 20 at Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: Catholic InnerCity Schools Education Fund, 100 E. Eighth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.
Thomas Herzog Thomas Herzog, 70, died Feb. 15. Survived by daughters Mindy (Brian) Schultz, Kim (Tim) Lambert, Marcia (the late Rob) Stacey; grandchildren Brandon, Paige, Bryce, Chase; siblings Robert (the late Phyllis) Herzog, Peggy (Edward) Beck. Preceded in death by wife Cindy Flender Herzog. Services were Feb. 19 at St. Lawrence Church. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: Elder High School, 3900 Vincent Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205 or St. Lawrence Church, 3680 Warsaw Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205.
James Lockhorn James R. Lockhorn, 86, died March 16. He was a tool and die maker for Welage Tool and Die. He was an Army veteran. Survived by wife M. Joan Lockhorn; children David, Lockhorn Mark (Victoria), Nancy (Tom Evans) Lockhorn, Kathy (John) Farrell; grandchildren Brittney (Shane) Coates, William Farrell; siblings Don Lockhorn, Edith (Ray) Grote. Preceded in death by sisters Virginia Waits, Mildred Lockhorn. Services were March 21 at St. William Church. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials to: Msgr. Kennedy Scholarship Fund, c/o St. William Church, 4108 W. Eighth St., Cincinnati, OH 45205.
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Gilda Locore Services for Gilda N. Locore, 83, Green Township, were March 22 at St. Jude Church. Survived by brother Anthony (Lois) Locore; niece and nephew Lisa (Rick) Weingartner, Marty
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Frances Maier Frances Feldman Maier, 96, died March 21. Survived by daughters Andrea Franklin, Elise (Joe) Hochhausler. Preceded in death by husband Andrew Maier, grandchild Jamie Franklin, brothers Herman, Henry, Louis Feldman. Services were March 26 at St. Ignatius of Loyola. Arrangements entrusted to Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Joseph Home, 10722 Wyscarver Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241 or West Park DayStae Program, 2950 West Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45238.
Sandra Malloy Sandra Niemoeller Malloy, Green Township, died March 15. She was a school bus driver for the Klug Bus Company. Survived by husband Dennis J. Malloy Sr.; grandchildren Jessica Sizemore, Douglas E., Tanner Malloy; mother-in-law Dorothy Malloy; her son’s fiancée Kathleen Pack; four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by sons Edward Mitchell, Dennis J. Malloy Jr. Services were March 21 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: Stray Animals Adoption Program, P.O. Box 72040, Newport, KY 41072.
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Christopher McCoy-DeCamp Christopher Mark McCloyDeCamp died March 9. Survived by wife Alicia; children Luke, Elena, Sophia; parents Sherry, Mark; siblings Melissa, Megan, Jessie, Becca, Ryan, Matt, Brian. ArrangeMcCoyments by Stith DeCamp Funeral Home. Memorials to the Christopher McCloy-DeCamp Memorial Fund at any Bank of Kentucky.
Barbara Peefer Barbara Marker Peefer, 74, Monfort Heights, died March 17. Survived by husband Thomas Peefer; children Kathy (Joe) Wood, Tim (Erin), Michael (Sophia), Stephen (Sarah) Peefer, Beth (Guy) Fortner; brothers John, Jim, Jerry Marker; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.
Services were March 21 at Cheviot United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to Parkinson’s Group PDSNOKI, Vitas Hospice or Cheviot United Methodist Church.
Clifford Reifenberger Clifford J. Reifenberger, 86, died March 14. He was an electric motor winder at Willy Wray Electric Company. Survived by wife Mary Lou Reifenberger; children David, John (Connie) Reifenberger, Mary Jo Chandler; grandchildren Krista (Craig) Rossman, Jamie Lynn, Benjamin (fiancée Jaime McLaughlin) Chandler, Lauren (Doug) Krehbiel. Ashleigh Reifenberger; greatgrandchildren Hannah, Joshua, Zachary Rossman, Charlie Krehbiel; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brothers Robert, Edward Reifenberger. Services were March 18 at the Anglican Catholic Parish of Saint John The Evangelist. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Cancer
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Robert L. Stewart Sr., 83, died March 14. He was a firefighter with the Cincinnati Fire Department. He was an Air Force veteran of Korea. Survived by wife Ginny Zeiser Stewart; children Robert Jr., Gale (Daryl Morris), Jeff (Mary) Stewart, Diane (Kevin) Re, Janice (Jeff) Rademacher; siblings Irene (Jack) Clem, Martha (Tom) Mason, Raymond (Dolores) Stewart, Celeste (Larry) Jedding; 18 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; six greatgreat-grandchildren. Preceded in death by sisters Jean (Vincent) Caradonna, Audrey (late Don) Bradley, Doris (Jack) Meyers, Beverly (late Stanley) Clem. Services were March 19 at St. Teresa of Avila. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice Care of St. Elizabeth, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.
Mary Smith Mary Mercurio Smith, 94, Green Township, died March 15. She worked in clothing sales. Survived by sister Cecilia (the late Art) Albers; cousins Pat Davis, Mary Margaret Testa; stepdaughter Val (Gale) Smith; Smith step-grandchildren Ken (Connie), Denny (Beth), Joe (Debbie) Smith, Donna (Rick) Bischoff; 11 stepgreat-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Albert Smith, brother Terita (Frank) Palmisano, stepson Albert Smith Jr. Services were March 19 at St. Aloysius Gonzaga. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Vitas Hospice, 11500 Northlake Drive, Suite 400, Cincinnati, OH 45249 or a charity of the donor's choice.
Donald Sunderhaus Donald H. Sunderhaus, 83, Green Township, died March 15. He was a supervisor with Cincin-
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William Thacker William E. Thacker, 53, Green Township, died March 15. He worked for Fry Fasteners.
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Survived by wife Dawn Thacker; son John Thacker; parents-in-law Dianne Robinson-Emmerling, John Thacker Emmerling; sister- and brother-in-law Lisa (Kevin) Weartz, Robert Emmerling. Services were March 19 at Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials to: Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, 2400 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45202.
March 19. He was a manager at Procter & Gamble. Survived by daughters Melody (Jeff) Miller, Kelly (Chris) Allen; grandchildren Ashley, Haley, Stephanie, Corey, Kyle, Connor, Kaden; great-grandson Landon; siblings Melva Wieman, Jack Welling (Marilyn) Welling; companion Lisa ShaforFrolicher; many nieces and nephews. Services were March 24 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Cancer Society.
Mary Ellen Young
Private services have been held for Vernon Ward, 93, of Green Township. He was a glider pilot in World War II and a past exulted ruler of the Elks, Lodge 5. Ward Survived by wife Bessie Ward; sons Michael (fiancee Barbara Probst), Leo (Tammy), Curtis (Andrea) Ward; grandchildren Jeffrey, Kyle, Stacey, Autumn, Brett. Arrangements by NeidhardMinges Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Lodge 5.
Richard Welling Richard A. Welling, 68, died
Mary Ellen Haynes Young, 85, formerly of Cleves, died March 18. She was a homemaker. She attended Addyston Baptist Church and was a member of the Cleves Ladies Auxiliary. Survived by children Joseph II, Jimmey, Stevin, Kennith, Teddy Young, Watina Young Frye, Diana Burke; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She had 11 siblings. Preceded in death by husband Joseph Young. Services were March 21 at Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials to Addyston Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.