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Building plans moving along By Kurt Backscheider

Coming up short

La Salle senior quarterback Drew Kummer throws a touch pass to the corner end zone against Elder Oct. 29 at The Pit. The TD wasn’t enough as Elder won 31-28 in overtime. La Salle completed the season 9-1, and 2-1 in the Greater Catholic League, tying for the top spot in the South Conference. The Lancers will play next week in the state Division I playoffs. That game was not set at this newspaper’s deadline. See more sports on A7.

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Breaking records

Oak Hills senior tailback is a football record holder Rushing against the second-ranked team in the state (Colerain) Tommy Konkoly set single-season school records in rushing yards (1,431) and rushing touchdowns (16) and tied the single-season record in points (102). FULL STORY, A7

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Three Rivers Local School District Superintendent Rhonda Bohannon said she is very pleased with how plans are progressing for the design and construction of the district’s new school building. “Everything is going really well,” she said. “We’re really moving along.” Three Rivers is constructing a new $63 million pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade school building at the corner of North Miami and Cooper avenues in Cleves. Voters approved a 4.97-mill, 37-year bond levy in May to allow for the new school. The Ohio School Facilities Commission is contributing $25 million toward the cost of the building. Bohannon said several committees comprised of parents, teachers and community members have been meeting for nearly five months to discuss design aspects of the facility. She said there is a preschool through sixthgrade committee, a seventh-grade through 12th-grade committee, a site committee, an athletics committee, an exterior committee, green committee and technology committee.


This conceptual drawing by SFA Architects Inc. is a preliminary design of what the exterior of Three Rivers Local School District’s new school building in Cleves could look like. “We’ve been meeting pretty regularly since the end of May,” she said. “It has been such an exciting process.” Bohannon said the architect, SFA Architects Inc., presented early plans to the board of education at a special meeting Tuesday, Oct. 26. She said the architect is finalizing formal drawings and will meet with the construction team from Turner Construction to get estimates and make sure the exterior design is within budget. She said the school board should vote on the final schematic design in the next six to eight weeks, at which point the development design process begins and committees will meet to discuss what elements are needed in the classrooms and interior of the building. “We think the architect has just done a

spectacular job,” she said. “They have a wonderful ability to listen to all the ideas and input from the community and then incorporate them into the design.” John Patrick Rademacher, a principal with SFA, said hundreds of district residents have attended dozens of meetings to share their ideas about the future of their children’s education. A few of the suggestions incorporated into the plans include maximizing the use of all 63 acres of the site, opening art and science rooms to courtyards that will function as extended learning areas and creating a sustainable, green building.

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Mack Fire grants department’s wish By Kurt Backscheider

The members of Mack Fire Inc. have once again answered the call of the Green Township Department of Fire & EMS. The nonprofit organization recently donated $14,000 worth of equipment to the fire department, fulfilling the department’s 2010 Wish List. “They purchase equipment for us every year and we call it our annual wish list,” said Green Township Fire & EMS Chief Douglas Witsken. “Mack Fire Inc. does a lot of good for the township and the fire department.” The nonprofit group is an outgrowth of the Mack Volunteer Fire Department, which provided the township with fire protection and emergency medical services from 1944 to 1983. When the township took over control of the fire department in 1983, Mack Fire Inc. was formed as an organization to support the fire department. Mike Pursifull, president of Mack Fire Inc., said each year the group conducts a fundraiser and uses the proceeds to purchase equipment for the township fire department. “We have an annual fundraiser in which we send raffle tickets out to all the residents of Green Township,” he said. “We send the tickets out in April for the raffle drawing in May.” Pursifull said the group generally awards a $6,500 prize to the raffle winner, and the remainder of the money goes toward the wish list.


Mike Weissmann, a firefighter with the Green Township Department of Fire & EMS, tries on one of the department’s ice rescue suits. Mack Fire Inc. purchased the suit for the department in 2009 with proceeds from its annual raffle. “This year we had a good success,” he said. “We raised the same amount of money as last year.” Witsken said this year’s wish list items include two pulse oximeter instruments, which measure the oxygen level in a person’s blood. He said they also have the capability of measuring carbon monoxide in a person’s blood. “This is something we’ve been working on for several years with Mack Fire Inc., and this year they bought the fourth and fifth of these for us so that all five of our paramedic ambulances are now

equipped with this device,” he said. “It’s a pretty big step for us to get those throughout our ambulance fleet.” Witsken said the group also purchased several carbon monoxide detectors that clip to the medical bags paramedics and emergency medical technicians carry, allowing them to quickly determine whether carbon monoxide is the cause of an illness when they enter a patient’s home. He said this year’s wish list items also include kits of firefighter rehabilitation equipment used

at fire scenes to help firefighters recover from the stress their bodies are under before going back into a fire. “All of this equipment totals approximately $14,000 this year,” he said. “It’s very generous and we very much appreciate it.” Green Township Trustee Chairman David Linnenberg said the board is thankful for the donation from Mack Fire Inc. each year. “These are items we probably wouldn’t be able to purchase if it weren’t for their generosity,” he said.


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Green Twp. vet speaks at commemoration and the Walnut Hills High School Choir will perform a medley of patriotic songs. The program will also feature a presentation of memorial wreaths by veterans groups as well as the lighting of the Flame of Remembrance. Members of the Cincinnati Chapter of The Sons of the American Revolution will present the nation's colors. The ceremony will conclude with World War II Navy veteran Ted Gardner singing Taps a cappella fol-

Green Township's George Cordrey, World War II Marine Corps veteran, joins those distinguished veterans who have shared the powerful and poignant stories of their military experiences as keynote speaker for the Main Library's 56th annual Veterans Day Commemoration, at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in the Main Library Atrium. The Sheriff Office’s Bagpipe and Drum Corps will once again open the ceremony by playing as they march through the atrium,

lowed by two trumpeters playing echo Taps. All are invited to attend this free program honoring our nation's veterans. One-third of the approximately 19,000 Marines killed in action during World War II died during the Battle of Iwo Jima, an 8-square-mile island about 750 miles south of Japan. George Cordrey, a Marine Corps veteran of that bloody campaign, will present keynote remarks entitled “Lest They Be Forgotten.” Cordrey was in the

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Fourth Marine Division, which set new records in February 1944 on its first operation – the battle of the twin islands of Roi - Namur in the Marshall Islands. The “Fighting Fourth” was the first division to go directly into combat from the U.S. and the first to capture Japanese mandated territory. One year later Buck Sgt. Cordrey was part of a pioneer battalion charged with getting supplies ashore and distributed on Iwo Jima. The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County continues to interview veterans who served

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White Oak resident Jack Snyder is looking for a few good veterans. As the educational advocate for VFW Post 10380, he has worked on veterans programs at Monfort Heights Elementary School for years. He says the school has had programs honoring veterans for years, and he has been proud to be part of the programs. This year, on Nov. 10, he has planned a new program: Thank A Thousand

Veterans. He’s not looking for 1,000 veterans to come to the school, but he’s hoping for enough to send one to each classroom to talk with students and share the story of his or her service to the U.S. military. Snyder said students will be challenged to seek out and thank veterans in their own families and neighborhoods for the rest of the week, and a tally will be taken Nov. 15 to see how many vets heard the magic words, “Thank you for your service.” Hugs get extra points, he said.

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Snyder, a World War II veteran who served in the Pacific, the Atlantic and the Mediterranean theaters, was a Navy corpsman during the war. He served on the USS Harry Lee and the USS Harris. He says one of the VFW’s charges is to perpetuate patriotism. “We are going to talk and share about what we have done for our country,” he said. Snyder said the Nov. 10 program will start with an introduction of the veterans via closed circuit TV broadcast into the classrooms. After the broadcast the veterans will go to classrooms and answer questions. If you are a veteran or know of one who can attend, please contact the Monfort Heights Elementary School office at 3891570.

Plans Continued from A1

“As an architect, it is a great privilege to be welcomed into a community and to participate in the design of a new school,” Rademacher said. “There is no greater legacy than what a community does for its children, and Bohannon their future is dependent on the education that is provided for them.” E. Thomas Fernandez, principal-in-charge at SFA, said he’s been impressed with the thorough work of the committees and the quality input community members have provided. He said residents have a good understanding of space relationships, community needs and district needs, and the result is a well-balanced design that will last for many years. “It’s been a fun process, which is what we all like to have,” Fernandez said. “It’s been inclusive of anyone who wants to come, and we will continue to have community meetings and further develop design concepts.” Bohannon said actual construction of the school is scheduled to begin in summer 2011, and the school should be finished in time for the first day of the 2013-2014 school year. She said she is gratified with the amount of community involvement in these early design stages, and looks forward to continuing working with the community.


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Police sponsor drug drop off event

Deputies helping one of their own By Kurt Backscheider

Hannah Mikes said she is humbled and overwhelmed by the way her husband’s colleagues have come to the aid of her family. Her husband, Dale, a deputy with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, is on a transplant list awaiting a new liver, and has spent many weeks this year in the hospital. The Monfort Heights resident and father of four tries to work as many hours as he can, but he’s been on sick leave for most of the year because most days he can’t physically do it. Fellow deputies have been donating vacation time to Mikes to keep him off disability insurance because if he receives any type of disability payment he would not be eligible to return to the sheriff’s office as a deputy. His law enforcement brothers and sisters have donated enough time

to keep him away from any disability insurance until February. “It’s completely and totally humbling they would do so much for us,” Hannah Mikes said. “Every family has a unique story and their little quirks. This one is ours.” After becoming ill for unknown reasons, Mikes, a 10-year veteran of the sheriff’s office, was referred to the Mayo Clinic. During his visit there he was diagnosed with celiac disease, and after additional testing he was informed he also suffers from autoimmune hepatitis. The disease causes his body’s immune system to attack his liver, slowly destroying it. Not satisfied with simply donating vacation time to Mikes, his fellow deputies are also organizing a benefit to help his family with the mounting medical bills. Lt. Rick Neville said deputies are coming togeth-

er to help Mikes because he is such a stand-up guy. “He’s a very hard worker who is very dedicated to his profession, and he’s worked as much as he could,” Neville said. “Dale is a good-hearted, caring person. He’s a great family man and a great dad.” Neville said as law enforcement officers they serve the public and have a natural instinct to come to the aid of others. “We would do this for anyone who needs the assistance, it just happens to be one of our own,” he said. Neville said the benefit is set for 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Woodlands Reception Hall, 9680 Cilley Road, in Whitewater Township. Tickets are $20 per person. The event features a buffet dinner, split-the-pot, silent auction, raffles and live music by Ridge Runner. Businesses are invited to be


Hamilton County Sheriff’s Deputy Dale Mikes, left, is congratulated by Hamilton County Sheriff Simon Lies Jr. upon receiving the Sheriff’s 2009 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award. Mikes is awaiting a liver transplant and his fellow deputies are hosting a benefit for him and his family. table sponsors. Neville said about 200 tickets have already been sold, and the event has received tremendous support from several area law enforcement agencies and members of the Cincinnati Fire Department. Hannah Mikes said not only will the event giver her family some financial relief, but she and her husband are also looking forward to it because it will be a nice evening out for them. “It’s going to be a date night for us,” she said. She said she

can’t thank the deputies enough for all their support. “They’ve just come together in an amazing way,” she said. “It’s a bit overwhelming. I’m floored.” Those interested in attending or being a table sponsor can contact Neville at 919-7155 or his wife, Donna, at 919-7234. They are also available via e-mail at Donations are also being accepted at the Cincinnati Police Federal Credit Union under the name Dale Mikes Fund.

Seton’s president resigns sGannett News Service Sister Patricia Cruise resigned as president of Seton High, an all-girls Catholic school, during Seton’s board of trustees meeting last week. Board chairwoman Barbara Trotta said last week that Cruise held the position for about a year and a half but “sometimes your talents may not fit the job.” She said Cruise decidCruise ed to resign; the board did not request it. Principal Donna Viox Breigger was named interim CEO. Trotta said the board has not decided whether to replace Cruise permanently. “We’re going to look at every option available,” she 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20 said. “We’ll revisit the presi“Assisting young men in their formation as leaders and men for others through rigorous college preparation dent-principal model and see in the Jesuit tradition since 1831.” what happens.” Typically, presidents are in 600 W. North Bend Road charge of fundraising, finances Cincinnati, Ohio 45224 • 513.761.7600 and top administration. Principals @stxlongblueline typically deal with day-to-day academic and school operations. Cruise came to Seton after heading Covenant House International, one of the largest privately funded child-care agencies in North and Central America, based in New York City. She has family in Cincinnati. Cruise did not return a phone call for comment.









By Jennie Key

Police departments are participating in a national prescription drug drop-off day Saturday, Nov. 13. The Green Township Police Department is teaming up with the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Coalition for a Drug Free Colerain Township for what’s called the Southwest Ohio DROP – Dispose Responsibly Of Pharmaceuticals. This is part of the American Medicine Chest Challenge, a nationwide day of disposal for unwanted and expired medicine. The event stresses that proper disposal of the pharmaceuticals protects the county’s water supply. Organizers say some people might otherwise flush the medicines, which end up in the water system. In Green Township, Police Chief Bart West says his department is also participating. Residents can drive up and drop off their items without getting out of the car at the Green Township Police Department, 6303 Harrison Ave., also from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Remember to remove prescription labels or black out the information contained on the label to prevent identity theft and to protect your personal health information. Items that cannot be accepted include illegal drugs, needles, syringes, lancets and any infectious materials. The idea behind the collection event is two-fold: dispose of medication safely and reduce accessibility for youth to obtain prescription drugs. Prescription drugs account for the second most commonly abused category of drugs, behind marijuana and ahead of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and other drugs, according to the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Officers will collect and then dispose of medications and containers in a safe, environmentally-friendly manner, according to local EPA guidelines.

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Champions, Pirate’s Den opening soon Gannett News Service Two West Side restaurant and bar operators hope to


bring life back to an ailing Green Township shopping center.

Champions Bar & Grille and the Pirate’s Den will reopen their venues later this year in Cincinnati Marketplace, a 160,000square-foot strip center between Glenway Avenue and Werk Road. It’s a complex fresh out of foreclosure, with only a handful of tenants. CMPC LLC, a New Jersey investor, bought the center for $2.8 million at a July sheriff’s auction. Since then, real estate broker Mike Ziegler of Colliers International has worked to reposition it as a West Side “Restaurant Row.” “Our goal is to end up with 20,000 to 25,000 square feet of restaurants and entertainment venues,” he said. “It has to be a destination.” Champions and the Pirate’s Den will be the first tenants to open, and as early as Wednesday, Nov. 24. They had previously shared the same landlord, Champions in a building on Crookshank Avenue and the

Pirate’s Den nearby on Anderson Ferry. Both operators closed earlier this year when their leases were up. Because Champions is a family bar and restaurant and Pirate’s Den focuses more on evening entertainment, the two ownership groups thought locating together could be mutually beneficial. They liked the Marketplace due to its huge parking lot and its central location. “We think we’re going to get some cross shopping,” said Larry Hemsath, who has owned the Pirate’s Den for the past four years. The new Pirate’s Den will be 7,000 square feet, twice the size of its old location, with 25 flat screen televisions, a full bar menu and a weekend line-up of well-known regional acts like The Menus and the Naked Karate Girls. “We don’t think that there is a venue on the west side of town that will offer the high quality bands like we do,” Hemsath said.

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The Pirate’s Den and Champions Bar & Grille are scheduled to open soon in the Cincinnati Marketplace retail center in Green Township. Champions will be located a couple doors down, to the left of the Pirate’s Den. Champions will occupy 3,500 square feet, a smaller space than its old restaurant, but with the same focus on pub grub and sports, said Bill O’Conner, managing partner of its ownership group. A re-vamped menu will let diners build their own burgers and salads. Champions will also offer signature wings and a wide variety of craft beers. It will have dozens of flat screen televisions and subscriptions to all the major sports television packages. An outdoor patio will also offer seating for about 45. Ziegler is still in negotiations with two other region-

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al restaurateurs, a pizza parlor and chili restaurant. He hopes to also bring a family entertainment concept or a discount operator to spaces in the center formerly occupied by Country Fresh Market and Drug Emporium. Some existing tenants will also stay. Big Lots recently renewed a lease there for five years. Sally’s Beauty Supply, Lasting Image Salon, an endoscopy center, laundromat and a U.S. post office also will continue to operate. Miss Kitty’s bar closed to make way for the two new venues. New commitment to the tired center is positive, said Green Township Development Director Adam Goetzman. But he hopes that someday, that center and adjacent properties could be fully redeveloped into an entertainment district or for a major national retailer. A building across the parking lot from the Marketplace, owned by Kimco Realty Corp., is more than half vacant with only a Toys “R” Us store. The last remaining Bally Total Fitness in the region also sits next to the center. “Hopefully, when the market shifts again, the relative values will be adjusted to the point where there is new attraction to that property,” Goetzman said.

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Mercy taking stage to ‘Chicago’ By Kurt Backscheider

Mother of Mercy High School’s performing arts students are bringing the award-winning Broadway musical “Chicago” to the West Side. More than 75 students in the cast and the 120 students in the crew have been rehearsing for 10 weeks to prepare for the production. “All the students are talking about it,” said Jenna Hartmann, a Mercy senior performing in the show. “It’s the buzz of the school.” She said students in the school’s performing arts organizations were excited Mercy was able to get the rights to the musical. “We’re the first all-girls school in the country to perform it,” Hartmann said. “It’s such a woman-powered show with strong female characters, which is great for an all-girls school.” Lisa Bodollo, director of Mercy’s fine arts program, said she’s been working for two years to get the rights to “Chicago.” “It’s going to be fabulous,” she said. “This will be my 19th show here at Mercy and it’s the most challenging musical I’ve directed.” Bodollo said the show features an old-fashioned, vaudeville style, and it’s filled with rich, fun characters who play to an interesting plot line. She said the cast and crew is comprised of talented students and they’ve all come together great as a team. The male actors in the show come from Elder, La Salle, Roger Bacon, St. Xavier and


Members of Mercy High School’s select dance team will be featured in the school’s production of “Chicago.” Dance team members include Rachel Baker, Ellen Bastin, Kristen Brauer, Mykayla Cassidy, Kelsey Kleiman, Monica Phipps, Maggie Poplis, Leonie Riebesam, Mandolin Schreck and Ashley Tomlinson.

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From left, Holly Reckers, Andrew Sena and Jen Drout are just a few of the high school students preparing to star in Mother of Mercy High School’s performance of the musical, “Chicago.” Taylor high schools. Tim Wise, a senior at Taylor, said this is the first show he’s done at a different high school and it’s been interesting to see how they prepare for shows at Taylor compared to the rehearsals at Mercy. He plays Billy Flynn, and said

he enjoys playing the part of a snob. “This is possibly one of my favorite roles because I get to be really arrogant,” Wise said. “It’s a lot of fun.” Bodollo said the students are mentored by college students and area professionals to help them

Mother of Mercy High School’s production of the musical, “Chicago,” is set to take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6. There is also a performance at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. All performances are at the College of Mount St. Joseph Theater. Tickets are $12 per person and are available in Mercy’s main office, the box office at Mount St. Joseph or online at develop their talents in everything from singing, dancing and acting to set design, lights, costume design and hair and makeup. Mercy senior Kara Redder is the stage manager in charge of all the show’s technical aspects.

She said this is her first year being involved in school productions, and she’s enjoyed seeing students design and make all the costumes needed to resemble the style in 1920s Chicago. “It’s been really cool,” Redder said. “We have a really amazing crew.” Mercy junior Kelsey Niehauser, a dancer in the show, said there are 22 dance routines in the musical, and students have been working hard to master all the steps. “The choreography is harder than most shows we’ve done here,” she said. “It’s a lot of fun and it looks really cool.” Bodollo said audiences will be in for a treat. “It’s definitely a big show-stopping musical,” she said. “It’s so incredibly fun to watch.”

Elks announce scholarships


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Westwood resident Robert Still Jr., pictured with wife Carol, recently graduated from the University of Phoenix with a master of business administration degree.

The Elks National Foundation has announced its 2011 Most Valuable Student scholarship for all 2010-2011 high school seniors. Applications are available from high school counselors, the Cincinnati Elks Lodge No. 5 scholarship chairman or online at Applications are due to the scholarship chairman no later than Wednesday, Dec. 1. They may be mailed to: Cincinnati Elks Lodge No. 5, Attn: Scholarship Chairman, P.O. Box 11015, Cincinnati, OH 45248-1647. The chairman also will accept applications at the lodge, 5843 Harrison Ave., Suite 201, from 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30,

and 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1. Awards range from $1,000 for one year to $60,000 for four years. Also available are Elk National Foundation Legacy Awards, awarded to children, stepchildren, grandchildren or legal wards of living Elks who joined the order on or before April 1, 2008. The Elk member must be active at least through March 31, 2011. Legacy Award applicants must apply online at enf/scholars/legacy.cfm. All applicants are required to take the SAT or ACT by Dec. 31. Legacy Awards must be applied to accredited schools in the United States.

Andrew Meyer, Megan Miller, Erin Murray, Kaitlyn Osborn, Elizabeth Paff, Alyssa Price, Andrew Proctor, Sarah Reiners, Alexander Sehlhorst, Daniel Shepherd, Maxwell Smith, Nathan Smith, Megan Stepp, Reid Stock, Kevin Sweeney, Hillary Tate, Katelyn Tesla, Elizabeth Uchtman, Cheryl Vandewalle, Lauren Weitz and Thomas Wiggermann. The Advanced Placement Program provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take collegelevel courses while still in high school and earn college credit, advanced placement or both for successful performance on the AP exams. About 18 percent of the 1.8 million students worldwide who took AP exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award. • Photography teacher Steve Groh was selected to exhibit work in the art show “EXPOSED: The Top 100 Secret Artists of Groh 2009,” at the Artworks

Project Space, 20 E. Central Pkwy. In 2009, Groh exhibited work along with thousands of other artists in the show “Secret Artworks,” a fundraiser for the ArtWorks program. His photograph ,“It’s All Happening at the Zoo,” was selected as one of the top 100 pieces in the show, resulting in his selection to participate in the EXPOSED show. The exhibit runs until Nov. 19.

SCHOOL NOTES Mother of Mercy High School Senior Elizabeth Bley has been selected to receive the Math Medal Award from Honda of America Manufacturing and the Ohio State University College of Engineering. Bley was nominated as Mercy’s best senior math scholar based on academic performance at the end of her junior year. The Honda-OSU Partnership Program Bley supports initiatives in education, research and public service. The award gives Bley the opportunity, offered only to Math Medal recipients, for a $12,000 scholarship from Ohio State. She is the daughter of Dan and Lisa Bley of Cleves.

Oak Hills High School

More than 100 students have been honored for high achievement on the College

Board’s Advanced Placement Program exams. Four students qualified for National AP Scholar Awards. Allison Ahlers, Eden Brennan, Adam Coey and Evan Frondorf earned an average grade of 4 or higher on a fivepoint scale on all AP exams taken, and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of the exams. Oak Hills also had 27 students named AP Scholars with Distinction. These students earned an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more. They are Jennifer Adkins, Allison Ahlers, Steven Argentiero, Nicole Bishop, Rachel Blake, Eden Brennan, Lindsey Brown, Adam Coey, Lauren Crain, Nathan Cybulski, Joseph Eilerman, Ashley Eilers, Brendan Elchynski, Joshua Ellis, Evan Frondorf, Sophia Herrmann, Sara Jung, Riley Kilgore, Stephen Kluensener, Angela Memory, Miraj Patel, Derek Seymour, Brooke Sroczynski, Eric Thorman, Grace Waters, Sarah Welling and Jared Yeggy. The AP Scholars with Honor Award goes to 18 students who earned an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of the

exams. They are Logan Beare, Nicole Beck, Maxwell Bischoff, Patrick Brems, Amy Campolongo, Gabrielle Coors, Jacqueline Ehrman, Molly Farrell, Emily Gibbemeyer, Katelyn Gilkey, Zachary Horstman, Alexander Kroeger, Brandon Langmeier, Robert Miller, Peter Namie, Susan Shockey, Kayleigh Simmon and Lindsay Webb. AP Scholar Awards are being presented to 66 students, who completed three or more AP exams with grades of 3 or higher. They are Norit Admasu, Aaron Baker, Emily Barsch, Ashley Berding, David Bosse, Michael Boyles, Abigail Brueggemeyer, Carrie Buchert, Amanda Budke, Kayle Burress, Joseph Buschur, James Byrne, Brittany Catanzara, Jessica Cicale, Petros Dantsis, Triet Dao, Amber Davis, Katherine Doherty, Jeremy Ernst, Gabrielle Falco, Kelsie Fieler, Jennifer Fitz, Stephanie Fromhold, Mariah Gilkeson, Jacob Gilleo, Christopher Green, Benjamin Haller, Colleen Hayes, Justin Hensley, Samantha Imfeld, Jamie Jackson, Sidney Jasper, Chelsea Kathman, Megan Keller, Michael Kessler, Kurt Kolish, Mark Krug, Samuel Kuenneke, Rebecca Lindner, Michelle Luken, Emily Lyon, Matthew Maxey, Julia Mazza, Timothy Menchen, Alexander Mergard,

Oak Hills Local School District

The Oak Hills Local School District has five new master teachers: Cheryl Vandewalle and Susan Dochterman, Oak Hills High School; Alison Moyer, Delhi Middle School; Kim Riesenbeck, Rapid Run Middle School; and Carolanne Schardine, Delshire Elementary. To be eligible, a teacher must participate in an application process that includes submitting a portfolio that demonstrates achievement with exemplary scores in four of the following five areas: consistent leadership, focused collaboration, distinguished teaching (focus on students and environment), distinguished teaching (focus on content, instruction and assessment) and continued professional growth.


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November 3, 2010

Price Hill teen continues benefit race By Kurt Backscheider

Taylor Hensley said she would like this year’s Concentrate on the Finish Line benefit race to be the biggest yet.

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A trio of runners from Elder High School traverse the route during the annual Concentrate on the Finish Line race. The 5K race raises money for the Andy Geil Scholarship Fund. Geil, who died at age 17 from cancer in December 2003, was a junior at Elder who ran track and played in the band. The fundraiser is a 5K race because Andy Geil ran track at Elder, she said. Hensley said the event has raised more than $10,000 for the scholarship fund since being established. “I plan to carry it on as long as I can,” she said. “I do it because I know what it means to the Geil family, and it is such a positive event for the St. William community and the Price Hill area.” She said each year she enjoys seeing how thrilled Mrs. Geil is for the turnout and response to honor her son. “The race is for a great cause,” Hensley said. “All the hard work it takes to organize it is worth it in the end.”

The cost to participate is $15 for students ages 17 and younger, and $20 for adults who register by Saturday, Nov. 6. The fee includes a T-shirt and refreshments after the race. Registration the day of the event begins at 8 a.m. and costs $25 per person. Tshirts will be available while they last for those who register the day of the race. “Everyone always seems to have a good time and we have plenty of food and refreshments after the race,” Hensley said. For more information about the race, and to learn how to register, visit Those interested may also contact Hensley at 921-2424, or via e-mail at t.hens@

Good Sam delivers benefits to patients By Kurt Backscheider

Jennifer Shipman truly enjoys going to work every day. Besides the short commute and being able to help others, she routinely hears positive comments about her workplace. Shipman is the site manager for TriHealth’s new Good Samaritan Medical Center – Western Ridge in Green Township. “Everything seems to be going really well,” she said. “We’ve received a lot of positive feedback from patients about the quality care they are getting, the physicians like the facility and the staff is very happy. It’s just been a very good atmosphere.” The medical facility, located just north of the Interstate 74 interchange on Harrison Avenue, has been open for almost one month. The 47,000-square-feet center provides the same services and care as a fullscale hospital. In addition to the 24-hour emergency department with ambulance access and helipad, the center also offers access to Xray imaging, CT scans, a 24-hour lab and physician offices. Green Township Department of Fire & EMS Chief Douglas Witsken said the center is a first-class facility and a big advantage to the department. “It’s great to know the facility is there,” he said. “We are utilizing the facility and it’s worked out really well.” Witsken said the first patient delivered to the center by ambulance was a Green Township resident from the Dent area. He said township squads took three patients to the facility the first day it was open. He said all patients have the choice of where they want to be taken, and he thinks more and more will request Western Ridge as

word spreads about how nice the center is and how fast and convenient it is. He said township squads will mainly take patients there who need to be checked out for minor injuries or broken bones. He said the department will also use the center in some cases for patients who need advanced treatment, allowing them to be stabilized at Western Ridge first and then transported to big hospitals in Clifton. Witsken said the main benefit to having the center in Green Township is that the department’s ambulances never have to leave the township when transporting patients there, and after the squad drops a patient off it’s still in the township and readily available for another run. “It’s a big advantage to us,” he said. “I’m looking forward to using them for many years.” Shipman said primary care and specialist physician offices opened last week, occupying offices in the 25,000-square-feet of space on the building’s second floor. She said patients will enjoy the convenience of going to a doctor’s appointment on the second floor, and then simply dropping down one floor on the elevator for lab work. “A lot of people tell me this place is one-stop shopping,” she said. “People also like the fact we’re easy to get to. Just having Good Samaritan in their back yard has been wonderful.” A Green Township resident who’s worked for TriHealth for 13 years, Shipman said she was thrilled to accept the site manager position at Western Ridge. “The idea of being part of TriHealth bringing quality services to my community and to my family and friends and neighbors was very exciting to me,” she said.


Cross Country

The Divisions I-III Regional Championships were Oct. 30 at Troy. The top four teams and top 16 individuals in each race advanced to the OHSAA State Cross Country Championships, which will be held Nov. 6 at Scioto Downs Race Track in Columbus. Among the qualifying boys teams are: • La Salle, 1 (56) • Elder, 2 (79) • St. Xavier, 4 (91) Among the qualifying boys individuals are: • Cody Lacewell, Oak Hills (16:05.4), 7

The week at Mercy

• The Mercy volleyball team played Piqua Oct. 30. They won 25-12, 25-10, 2518, and will face Ursuline Academy at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4, at Tippecanoe High School. If victorious, they play 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at Tippecanoe against the winner of the Lakota East/Lakota West game for the regional title.

The week at St. Xavier

• The soccer team captured its second district title in three years with a 2-0 win over Beavercreek Oct. 28. Junior forward Josh Keeling and junior midfielder Andrew Pund scored goals; senior captain and goalie Kevin Wegman had eight saves.

The week at Seton

• The Seton girls cross country team finished sixth with a score of 161 in the Division I Southwest District meet, Oct. 23.

Goalkeeper of the week

Thomas More College junior goalkeeper Katie Burger, a Mercy High School graduate, was named the P re s i d e n t s ’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Women’s S o c c e r Burger Defender/ Goalkeeper of the Week for the week of Oct. 25. Burger helped anchor the Thomas More defense which posted two PAC shutouts last week, allowing just 17 shots in 196:46 of action. She played 90 minutes in goal last week and recorded four saves while combining with three other Saint goalkeepers for the Saints’ two shutouts. Burger is unbeaten (11-02) with 27 saves in 809 minutes in goal for Thomas More this season.

College soccer

Mitchell Deyhle is a midfielder on the men’s soccer team at Ashland University. He is the son of Anthony and Lizabeth Deyhle and is majoring in biology. Daniel Lusheck of Westwood, is also a midfielder on the Ashland men’s soccer team. He is the son of Brenda and Joseph Lusheck and is majoring in political science.

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Konkoly rewrites Oak Hills school records

By Tony Meale

Konkoly named Athlete of the Week

In the final game of his high school career – playing on the road against the second-ranked team in the state – Oak Hills High School senior tailback Tommy Konkoly carved his name in the school record books. During a 48-6 loss to Colerain Oct. 29, Konkoly rushed a season-high 39 times for 175 yards and one touchdown to set singleseason school records in rushing yards (1,431) and rushing touchdowns (16) and tie the single-season record in points (102). “I think he’s definitely cemented himself as one of the top tailbacks to ever come out of Oak Hills,” Highlanders head football coach Kurry Commins said. “I’ve coached Division-I players, and Tommy’s the best kid I’ve coached at tailback.” Konkoly entered the game needing 95 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown to break the previous Oak Hills marks of 1,350 yards, which was set by Shad Wetterich in 1992, and 15 rushing touchdowns, which was set by Jimmy Dan Conners in

Senior running back Tommy Konkoly was named Oak Hills High School Athlete of the Week for his outstanding accomplishments on the football field.


Oak Hills running back Tommy Konkoly (8) runs the ball against Anderson in the first quarter of their game Aug. 27 at Nippert Stadium. 2004. The points record was set by Mark Bonfield in 1988. Konkoly entered the game with 96 points on the season and 138 for his career; he finishes with 144, which is second alltime to Conners, who had 176. Konkoly is also the first Highlander to rush for 1,000 yards since Oak Hills joined the GMC in 2000.

“It has to be the offensive line,” Konkoly said. “They come to work hard every day, and when they do their job, it becomes real easy for me.” Commins attributed Konkoly’s success to a strong work ethic. “I think what separates Tommy is how well he conditions his body in the offseason; he’s constantly in the weight room, and he’s

totally transformed his body since his freshman year,” Commins said. “This league is full of Konkoly great tailbacks. I’m not sure if Tommy’s the best athlete, but his commitment to put himself in a position to be healthy and endure the GMC grind has made the difference.” Of course, even if Konkoly were injured, he might have played anyway. “I’ve always been raised to play (through pain); if I’m hurt, I (shake it off) and get back out there,” he said. “It’s my senior season, and no matter how bad something hurts, I’m not coming off the field.” A four-year varsity letterman, Konkoly started several games at wide

receiver as a freshman and played wideout and tailback as a sophomore. He switched exclusively to running back as an upperclassman. Konkoly, who scored the record-breaking touchdown with less than five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, became just the second player to rush for more than 100 yards against Colerain this season (the other was Hamilton senior Devin Jarrett, who ran for 111). Colerain entered the game against Oak Hills yielding just 77.3 rushing yards per game. Additionally, Konkoly holds the top two singlegame rushing totals in school history; he rushed for 254 yards against Princeton Oct. 22, breaking his previous record of 252, set at Loveland Sept. 10. Konkoly has no official scholarship offers but is garnering interest from several schools, including Cincinnati, Bowling Green, Central Michigan and Thomas More. “Tommy’s dedicated to excellence,” Commins said. “You can’t just say you want to be great. You have to do the work – and he did the work.”

Despite loss, Lancers still proud of ’10 By Tony Meale

The La Salle High School football team fell short in its bid for the program’s firstever outright GCL-South title, losing 31-28 in overtime to Elder Oct. 29 at The Pit. The Lancers took a 14-0 lead into halftime but allowed 21 unanswered points after the break. “We had two turnovers they turned into touchdowns, and (Elder) had all the momentum,” La Salle head football coach Tom Grippa said. “You can’t make mistakes in our league and win. The talent level is too even.” The Lancers, trailing by a touchdown twice in the fourth quarter, took 21 seconds to tie the game at 21 and 1:14 to tie the game at 28. “I knew we’d rally,” Grippa said. “Our kids had fight.” But a 24-yard field goal by Elder freshman kicker Matthew Murray gave the Panthers the win. La Salle hasn’t beaten Elder at The Pit since surviving an overtime thriller in October 1992, the same year many of the Lancers’ current seniors were born. The Panthers’ head coach that year? Tom Grippa. “We lost,” Grippa said, “but we still did things this year that La Salle football has never done.” It’s hard to argue with that. Consider: • La Salle’s 10-game winning streak dating back to last season is the longest in school history. • The 2010 squad is the first to win nine games in one year and the first to start a season 9-0. • La Salle (9-1, 2-1) won a share of its second league title in school history


La Salle High School senior quarterback Drew Kummer throws a touch pass to the corner end zone during a 31-28 overtime loss against Elder Oct. 29 at The Pit. Kummer finished 16-of-36 passing for 257 yards and three touchdowns; he also rushed 12 times for 31 yards and a score. The Lancers (9-1, 2-1) were gunning for their first undefeated regular season and outright league title in school history, but they still managed to earn a share of the league title, something La Salle hadn’t accomplished since 1995. and its first since 1995. • Senior quarterback Drew Kummer set a singleseason school record with 24 passing touchdowns, surpassing A.J. Nieman, who had 22 in 1983. • Kummer also led the GCL in passing yards with 2,116 (no other quarterback broke 1,700), passing yards per game (211.6) and passer rating (160.8); he also led GCL-South quarter-

backs with 319 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns. • Senior wide receivers Rodriguez Coleman (872) and Matt Woeste (733) finished first and second, respectively, in the GCL in receiving yards; Coleman led the league with 14 touchdown receptions – five more than Roger Bacon senior Mike Jackson, who finished second with nine –

while Woeste tied for third with six. • Woeste broke the school record for career receiving yards set by Keith Reganhard, who played in the early 1980s. • The Lancers finished second in the GCL to Fenwick in scoring offense with 34.9 points per game. • The Lancer defense led the GCL in yards per game allowed (224.1), was sec-

ond in rushing yards per game allowed (117.3) and third in points per game allowed (15.3). La Salle also had other noteworthy accolades. As a team, La Salle averaged 5.6 yards per carry. Senior tailback Matt Farrell led the way with 125 rushes for 848 yards – 6.8 yards per carry – and 12 touchdowns. Defensively, junior linebacker Joe Burger tied for third in the GCL-South with five sacks, while senior linebacker Ben Ingle tied for second with three interceptions. “Offensively, this is the best team I’ve had at La Salle,” Grippa said. “Defensively, I don’t think we’re as good as the ’05 team, but this is the best overall team I’ve had at La Salle.” Now the Lancers begin anew with their first playoff appearance since 2004. La Salle has never won a postseason game, but Grippa insists his team will not suffer an emotional letdown following the loss to Elder. “Sometimes,” he said, “a game like that can help you.”

HIgh school football week 10

Elder 31, La Salle 28 (OT)

The Panthers trailed 14-0 at halftime before reeling of 21 unanswered points. Senior defensive back Ian Gunn sparked the comeback with a 51-yard interception return for a touchdown. Freshman kicker Matthew Murray booted the game-winning 24-yard field goal in overtime to deny La Salle its first undefeated regular season and outright league title in school history. Senior Ben Coffaro touched the ball 49 times for 253 all-purpose yards, including 41 carries for 170 yards. He had two touchdowns – a 5-yard reception that tied the game at 14 and a 1-yard plunge that gave Elder a 28-21 lead with 2:26 left in the fourth quarter. He led the GCL with 1,675 all-purpose yards. Junior Ben Gramke was 17-of-28 for passing for 138 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

Junior wide receiver Jeff Vorherr finished with a team-high six catches for 59 yards. The Panthers forced three turnovers and got fumble recoveries from seniors Jacob Lindsey and Michael Mellott. Elder finishes the regular season 4-5 (1-2).

Colerain 48, Oak Hills 6

Highlanders senior Tommy Konkoly got Oak Hills on the board with a 1-yard touchdown run with 4:16 remaining in the game. Konkoly finished with 39 rushes for 175 yards and a touchdown to break several single-season school records. Senior Justin Hildreth and sophomore Ben Rothwell split time at quarterback; each finished 4-of-6 through the air. Senior Jacob Allison had game-highs of six catches for 79 yards. Oak Hills finishes the season 4-6 overall and 2-5 in the GMC.

The Highlanders finished 3-7 each year from 2007 to 2009.

Western Hills 43, Amelia 22

Western Hills finished its regular season with a 43-22 win over Amelia Oct. 30 and improved to 7-3 on the season. Western Hills junior running back Dion Dawson rushed 12 times for 171 yards and a score. Sophomore quarter Cameron Washington was efficient going 12-of-15 for 170 yards and three touchdowns. Senior wide receiver Tyler Jones caught four passes for 58 yards and two touchdowns.

Taylor 36, Finneytown 16

The Yellow Jackets snapped a four-game losing streak to earn their best finish (4-6) in recent memory.


Western Hills Press

November 3, 2010

Sports & recreation

St. X claims 2nd district title in 3 years By Tony Meale

Henry Ahrens has been a part of close losses during his coaching tenure, but this was getting ridiculous. The St. Xavier High School soccer coach saw his team lose seven matches during the regular season; six of them were by one goal, including three straight during a seven-day span in September. “Any loss is frustrating,” Ahrens said, “but several of them in succession starts to wear on a team.” The Bombers, however, sustained these losses without a pair of key seniors – sweeper David Strawser and midfielder Tommy Rogers. “We knew we would be a

better team when they returned,” Ahrens said. “So we took heart that even without those guys in the lineup, we were still competing with the tough teams on our schedule.” Since closing the regular season with one-goal losses to Carroll and Moeller, the Bombers have won three straight games – two of them by one goal – to earn their second district championship in three years. St. X, which has not allowed a goal this postseason, notched 1-0 wins over La Salle and Milford and, in the district final, 2-0 over Beavercreek Oct. 28. “In the end, the best things those losses taught us is that the little things matter, the details matter,

because at a high level of play the margin of error is pretty slim,” Ahrens said. “The difference between winning by a goal and losing by a goal often comes down to one or two plays a game.” The Bombers faced Centerville in the Division I Regional Semifinals Nov. 2 after Community Press deadline. Leading St. X are senior captains Kenny Archbold (F), Kevin Wegman (GK) and the aforementioned Rogers. Ahrens said his captains have provided stability and delivered a sense or urgency for the younger players. “(The captains) push the younger players,” Ahrens said, “but the younger play-

ers respond because they see the consistent effort of the seniors.” Other seniors include Tim Bryson (M), Eric Freeman (D) and Merten Marx (GK). St. X started the year 25-0 but went 5-0-2 in its next seven matches. “We played a real tough schedule,” said Ahrens, whose opponents included Walsh Jesuit, Toledo St. John’s, Mason and Fairfield. “We knew it wasn’t going to be easy.” But teamwork, Ahrens said, has carried St. X, which has posted seven shutouts this season. “We have skill but aren’t the most skilled, we have speed but aren’t the fastest and we understand the game but aren’t the most

tactically experienced team,” he said. “But we are always a team, and that’s been the constant that’s allowed us to bridge the skill gaps, the speed gaps, and the tactical gaps that we faced at times this year.” The Bombers are now taking the one-game-at-atime approach. “We like to tell the guys there is no state tournament,” Ahrens said. “There is only (our next opponent).” If the Bombers defeat Centerville, they play the winner of Moeller vs. Sycamore Nov. 6 at Princeton. St. X did not face Sycamore this year and lost 1-0 to Moeller in the regular-season finale. The state semifinals are


St. Xavier senior Kenny Archbold, a forward, tries to head the ball with Fairfield freshman Neil Braam defending in their Sept. 11 game at Fairfield. Fairfield won 1-0. slated for Nov. 9 with the state final to follow Nov. 12. St. X advanced to state most recently in 2005, falling 3-1 to Cleveland St. Ignatius in the final.

Bobcats to return 6 of top 7 next season By Tony Meale


Mother of Mercy High School sophomore Melina Artmayer runs in the Division I District Championship Oct. 23 at Voice of America Park. Artmayer finished 11th overall in a time of 19:41.82 to help the Bobcats to a fourth-place finish.


Mercy junior Lauren Seibert finished 12th overall at districts in a time of 19:43.26. It was the 15th time in 18 years the Bobcats advanced to regionals.

It’s tradition. With a fourth-place finish at the Division I District Championship Oct. 23 at Voice of America Park, the Mother of Mercy High School cross country team advanced to regionals for the 15th time in the last 18 years. “We talked a lot about how important that is,” Mercy head coach Scott Ridder said. “A lot of girls have worked hard for that over the years.” It was the 25th straight year that Mercy finished in the top five at districts. Colerain is the only other team in the Southwest region to

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accomplish that feat. The Bobcats totaled 101 points to qualify with Mason (27), Kings (62) and Sycamore (74). “The girls ran their best race of the year,” Ridder said. Sophomore Melina Artmayer (19:41.82), junior Lauren Seibert (19:43.26) and freshman Emma Hatch (19:50.85) finished 11th, 12th and 16th, respectively. “The top three really stepped up,” Ridder said. “They train hard, and they’ve raced so consistently. They’ve been – at most – 20 seconds apart in every race this year.” That trio finished in the top five at the GGCL Meet, which was Oct. 16 at Rapid Run Park. Mercy (65) finished third behind St. Ursula

(40) and McAuley (48). It was the 22nd consecutive year that the Bobcats finished in the top three at GGCLs. Also stepping up at the league meet and at districts were sophomore Courtney Kurzhals. The Bobcats performed at the Division I Regional Championships Oct. 30 at Troy. They finished 13th with 317 team points behind state-advancers Mason (89), Springboro (113), Kings (142) and St. Ursula (158). Artmayer led the way, finishing 28th overall (19:45.8), followed by Hatch (20:16.4) and Seibert (20:17.1), who finished 55th and 56th, respectively. Ridder said his top three all had a legitimate shot at qualifying for state, and the

same can be said for next year, especially for Artmayer, who battled nagging injuries from track this past summer and had to reduce her training. “There’s no question she could make it,” Ridder said. “She ran considerably well on a lot less mileage than other girls.” Also contributing for Mercy were sophomores Courtney Kurzhals, Grace Simpson, Ashley Hessling and Katherine Ruwe, as well as senior Sarah Mosteller, who really came on strong toward the end of the season. Mercy, which returns six of its top seven next year, had seven top-five finishes this year. “We’ve got a lot of talent coming back,” Ridder said.

Soccer teams feed off new tradition By Tony Meale

Randall Bruegge made sure that Cincinnati Christian was on the schedule this year. The Western Hills High School head soccer coach wasn’t seeking to avenge a loss – last year’s game against Cincinnati Christian was suspended due to lightning – but rather to return the favor, one that had nothing to do with soccer. He simply wanted to feed them. “Last year, Cincinnati Christian cooked a meal for us,” Bruegge said. “They had a large area prepared after our game, and all the families had home-cooked food ready for us.” “It was really awesome,” Mustangs junior Francis Gyau said. “I wasn’t expecting anything like that after the game. Everybody was tired and we were about to go to our bus and they said, ‘Guys, come over. We have something for you.’” That something was a smorgasbord of lasagna, baked ziti, nearly a dozen crock-pot dishes and all the sides and salads you could think of. Players from both programs ate, mingled and kicked soccer balls to each other. “It’s really something we had never experienced,” Bruegge said. “We couldn’t wait to return the favor.” On Sept. 7, Western Hills got a chance to do just that. Following a pair of varsity soccer games, both programs sat down and broke bread. Not to mention chicken barbecue sandwiches and an array of sides and desserts.


The Western Hills High School and Cincinnati Christian soccer programs have hosted post-game dinners with each other the last two years. Pictured from left to right: Western Hills head coach Randall Bruegge, Mustangs junior Francis Gyau, Cougars sophomore Matthew Lustig and his mother, Terri Lustig. Matthew and Terri helped implement the dinner last year; Bruegge, Gyau and the rest of the Mustangs were eager to reciprocate the meal this season, which they did Sept. 7. “It’s wonderful to see them reciprocate like that,” Cincinnati Christian boys’ head coach Brian Nelson said. “We didn’t (cook for them) last year with any expectation of anything coming back to us. We kind of put soccer aside, and it becomes more about life and service.” Approaching Nelson with the idea last year was Terri Lustig, the mother of Cincinnati Christian sophomore Matthew Lustig. Terri’s other son, Ryan, played soccer at Cedarville University, and his team would share a meal with select opponents. Terri thought it would be wonderful to implement at the high school level. “We’re Christians, and we believe that you should take advantage of any opportunity to show the love of Christ to anybody you come in contact with,” Terri said. “When you eat together and serve people, it breaks down a lot of walls and brings opportunities to get to know other people. I think it builds camaraderie.” Nelson loved the idea. “We thought it would be a

great way to demonstrate Christ’s love, so that’s what we did,” he said. “We believe that if you are Christian, then you need to conduct yourself as one – not just talk about it.” Matthew thinks both dinners were a great success. “Usually you just shake hands with a team after a game and that’s it,” he said. “You don’t really talk. But with the meal, you get to know them. There’s faces behind the players.” Terri was particularly impressed with the players’ desire to get behind the food tables and serve dishes to their opponents. “It’s very unique to serve your opposing team, and they did that on their own and they loved it,” she said. “You can’t mandate that. It just came from their hearts.” Gyau, who moved to the United States from Ghana last year, was eager to help return the favor. “They want to (be friends) with us,” he said, “and we should do the same.”

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November 3, 2010


Burger receives 2010 state-physician award By Tony Meale

Dr. Robert Burger, a Cincinnati native and La Salle High School graduate, was honored by the State of Ohio Medical Association and Ohio High School Athletic Association before a Lancer home football game Oct. 1. Burger, who is La Salle’s team physician, and Dr. Timothy Kremchek, who is Moeller’s team physician, were recipients of the 2010 Outstanding Team Physicians for High School Athletics. Kremchek will be honored Oct. 23.

“I’m very appreciative, and it means very much to me,” Burger said. “The thing that makes it special is I’ve been doing something I Burger love.” The award was based on each physician’s contributions to high school athletics. Endorsements from school officials, coaches and athletic trainers – among others – were also considered. “I’ve been involved with a lot of special people,” Burger said.

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Burger graduated from La Salle in 1977 and played football for the University of Notre Dame. He was a member of the 1977 national championship team and was a starting guard in 1980, when he was named an Academic All-American. He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati during the early ’80s and has been La Salle’s team physician since 1991. “It was an opportunity to give back to the community and people who did a lot to help me along the way,” Burger said. “If I weren’t the team doctor, I’d be helping out

in some other capacity.” Burger appreciates the relationships he has fostered over the years. “They’re not just patients; they’re friends,” he said. “I’ve gotten to know their kids. You know you’re getting older when you see kids of patients growing up.” Burger is also the team physician for the College of Mount St. Joseph and Xavier University. Burger, 51, lives in Western Hills with his wife, Felicia, 50. They have four sons: Bobby, 22, who plays football for Notre Dame; Chris, 20, who golfs for


The Our Lady of Visitation Passers celebrate being the 2010 TCYO Pre-Season Tournament champs this year. Coaches are Colleen Harmeyer and Dave Anderson. In back, from left, are Abigail Maier, Kamryn Lambers, Alexandra Witsken, Emma Harmeyer and Sara Bates. In front are Carly McClatchey, Ava Pieczonka, Chloe Anderson and Hailey Autenrieb.

Cincinnati West Soccer Club is having tryouts Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 6 and 7, at CWSC Training Center at Cleves Community Park. Visit to fund the date and time for each group.

• High school coed soccer leagues start Nov. 6. • Boys and girls lacrosse leagues start Nov. 7. • Lollipop soccer league starts Nov. 12 and 13. Registration is available online at, or by calling 264-1775.

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Several indoor youth leagues begin in November at River’s Edge Indoor Sports. • Girls youth soccer leagues start Nov. 6. • Boys youth soccer leagues start Nov. 7.

Registration for the Elder kids and junior high wrestling team will be 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, in the Elder High School wrestling gym. The programs are intended for second through eighth grades. Call Jake Noble at 922-2534 for

The Tri State Futbol Alliance U 14 premier team celebrates winning the 2010 Cincy United Premier Tournament, Aug. 21-22. In front from left are Janna Deyhle, Emma Haussler, Madeline Krebs, Brook Sturwold and Kaitlyn Koewler. In middle row are Ally Radziwon, Molly Taylor, Evan Vanderpohl, Madison Johns, Sofia Geiler and Carly Niehauser. In back row are Coach Jack Cramerding, Hannah Koschmeder, Jess Handley and Coach Joe Cramerding. Not pictured are Cassie Johnson, McKenzie Frommeyer, Megan Groll, Coach Emil Vogel.

the junior high team or Ken Lambers at 276-3980 for the kids team.

Sports mall open house

Western Sports Mall is having a grand re-opening open house for its newly remodeled facility, from 1-4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 7, 2323 Ferguson Road. Festivities include prizes, demonstrations, balloons, face-painting, a gymnastics demonstration, a representative from Cincinnati West Soccer and Chrisy O’Conner from Personal NEWtrition, speed and agility trainer Rex Currin, the Cincinnati Circus and Renee’s Cookies. Call 451-4900 for details.



Kersting nabs award

Thomas More College senior defender Angie Kersting, a Mercy High School graduate, has been named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Defender/Goalkeeper of the Week Sept. 13 by the conference office. Kersting h e l p e d anchor the Saint defense as Thomas More posted a pair of shutouts durKersting ing a 1-0-1 week by defeating Ohio Wesleyan University, 2-0, and playing Olivet (Mich.) College to a 0-0 scoreless draw. Kersting scored one of the Saints’ goals in the win over Ohio Wesleyan. The Saints, who have not been scored upon in four matches this season, allowed just 18 shots (13 vs. Ohio Wesleyan, five vs. Olivet) in two matches.

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La Salle wins award

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Former Big Red Machine star George Foster will speak to fans at the Oak Hills Athletic Boosters Sports Stag Jan. 27. The stag is at Woodlands Reception Hall and sponsored by MSA Sport. Tickets are $75, and include dinner, beer and wine and a silent auction. Tickets will be sold in the Oak Hills High School Athletic Department office, or at beginning Nov. 1. Tables of eight are available for $525 if purchased by Jan. 10. A VIP ticket for $150 includes a private reception with George Foster and autographed baseball. Only 100 VIPs will be sold. Foster was one of the most powerful sluggers of the game. Batting .429 in the 1976 World Series and hitting 52 homers during his 1977 season places Foster in the upper-echelon of National League MVPs. He hit 348 career homeruns, had 13 Career Grand Slams, was the National League RBI Leader from 1976 to 1978 and the home run leader from 1977 to 1978. He was inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame in 2003. Since his baseball retirement, Foster has instructed baseball camps and clinics for all ages and spoken to corporate groups, adult fantasy baseball teams and golf tournaments. He has also taught many

important life lessons to children involved with his foundation, Foster Safe Youth Network Foundation (FSYN). His esteemed baseball career has taken him from the San Francisco Giants to the Cincinnati Reds and ended with the New York Mets in 1986. His leadership on and off the field makes him a superb spokesmen about motivation and determination.

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Write the headline and lead you expect to see or would like to see for next Wednesday’s post-election coverage. “Republicans gain control of House, Senate and Ohio. “Expectations for true conservative leadership is high.” N.K.S. “Rational, honest politicians take over Washington – (of course, no matter who wins we won’t see this one!)” D. H. “Right On Track … Conservatives Capture America’s Heart & Values with landslide victory.” C.A.S. “Republicans sweep the election gaining 60 Seats in the House, 10 In The Senate. Republicans win Ohio Governor’s race along with sweeping all state offices. Chabot and Schmidt win along with Portman. Good bye my President in 2012.” L.S. “Chabot wins – Driehaus out.” S.B.T.

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What message would you like to send our veterans in honor of Veterans Day on Thursday, Nov. 11? Every week The Western Hills Press asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to westernhills@community with “chatroom” in the subject line. “Driehaus soundly defeats Chabot. “Although considered by most to be the underdog, Driehaus rallied with the support of loyal voters and the silent voters (those without signs in their yards) and will be going back to Washington.” B.N. “President suffers broken toe as abandoned car leaps unexpectedly from ditch. “A group of fearful good Samaritans, clinging tightly to guns and religion and unable to think clearly, failed to see the President’s foot on the bumper of a car as they pushed it with amazing speed from a ditch.” B.P.

Apply online for a new year retirement December, you If you’re planning to retire also will need to sometime early in the new year, estimate next now is the time to file your appliyear’s earnings cation for retirement benefits. if you plan to The most convenient way to continue to work apply for Social Security benefits is in 2011; online from the comfort of your • The name home or office. Just go to and address of y o u r line. Demmerle employer(s) for You can use the online application for Social Security retirement Community this year and or spouse benefits if you: Press Guest last•year; The begin• Are at least 61 years and 9 Columnist ning and ending months old; dates of any • Want to start your benefits in active United States military servthe next four months; and ice before 1968; • Live in the United States. • The name, Social Security Our website will walk you through the online retirement number and date of birth or age of application process. We will tell your current spouse and any former spouse. You you what information you will The retirement estimator also should know dates and need to answer uses your personal earnings the places of marthe questions on history to estimate your riage and dates of the application. Further, we will retirement benefit. divorce or death (if appropriate); describe the docuand ments you may • A copy of your Social Securineed to provide once you have submitted your application. You ty statement. Even if you don’t have all the will want to be fully informed of your options and their conse- information, you should go ahead and apply. We will contact you quences before applying. The website will tell you every- later if we need additional docuthing you need to know about the mentation. Applying online means there is Social Security “basics” so you’ll be ready to retire when you apply no need for you to go to a Social Security office or wait for a schedonline. Before you start your applica- uled appointment with a Social tion, we recommend you get an Security representative. Besides, estimate of your retirement benefit retiring online is so easy. You can at apply in as little as 15 minutes. tor. The retirement estimator uses And our system is very secure. So if you want to start the new your personal earnings history to year off as a retiree or plan to start estimate your retirement benefit. Before filing online for retire- collecting benefits early in the new ment, we suggest you have the year, now’s the time to take action. Don’t delay: Apply online following information on hand: • Your date and place of birth, today at www.socialsecurity. gov/applyonline. and Social Security number; • Your bank or financial instituJan Demmerle is the manager of the tion’s routing transit number and Cincinnati Downtown office. Do you your account number for direct have a question about Social Security? deposit of your benefits; Would you like to schedule a free • The amount of money you Social Security-related presentation for earned last year and this year. If your employer or organization? you are filing for benefits in the Contact Sue Denny at months of September through

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Sam Schloemer, of the Ohio School Board of Education, presents a banner to Three Rivers Local School District for achieving the highest rating from ODE: Excellent with distinction. Officials from Addyston, Cleves, Miami Township and North Bend were invited. From left are: North Bend Mayor Terry Simpson; Cleves councilwoman Beverly Meyers; district Superintendent Rhonda Bohannon; Schloemer; district Board of Education President David Shuey; Cleves councilman Danny Stacy; and Miami Township Trustee Paul Beck.

Three Rivers listening on new school “We listen.” How many times have you heard that phrase? “We listen.” It’s out there, coming from our banks, our credit card companies, our politicians. While many of us may hear these words with skepticism, the residents of Three Rivers school district have a renewed faith that their voices are being heard. Within the last six months, hundreds of residents have attended dozens of meetings, sharing their plans and dreams, hoping to have a say in the future of their children’s education. What are they asking? Not about textbooks, standardized tests or teaching contracts. No, their focus is large windows, natural daylight, fresh air, safe interaction between students, busses and cars, and the dream that the spirits of four separate communities can find a common home in the new pre K-12 Three Rivers School. As the new building’s design process moves forward, it is important to look at the results of the community input. Here are

some of the suggestions that have been incorporated in the plans: • Maximize the use of all 63 acres of the site bounded by the John Patrick Great Miami Rademacher River, Cooper Road and Miami Community Avenue. Press guest • Designate columnist distinct areas within the new building for grades pre K-six separate from the upper grades. • Locate administration and community areas centrally so they are an integral part of the building. • Open art and science rooms to courtyards that will function as extended learning areas. • Provide easy access to community used facilities. • Define a building entrance that conveys the community’s dedication to the education of its children. • Create a sustainable/green building with design strategies


that may include: Green/vegetative roofs; Geothermal heating and cooling; Daylight harvesting; Water conservation; Energy conservation; Improved indoor air quality; Storm water quality and quantity measures Solar thermal water heating; and Native and adapted vegetation. • Always remember that every dollar spent is a dollar from the community that makes up the Three Rivers Local School District As an architect, it is a great privilege to be welcomed into a community and to participate in the design of a new school. There is no greater legacy than what a community does for its children, and their future is dependent on the education that is provided for them. The new Three Rivers School represents your hopes for your children. You spoke. We listened, and we thank you for your dedication and your participation. John Patrick Rademacher, AIA, is a principal with SFA Architects Inc.

Simple precautions to fight bedbugs Bedbugs are back! Most of us have never seen a bedbug, but they were common in this country before World War II. Widespread use of DDT and other insecticides in the 1940s eradicated bedbugs from most developed nations. Recently, international travel and immigration have resulted in a return of the bugs. Bedbugs are flat reddish-brown insects about the size of an apple seed. They live on human or animal blood, and can survive up to a year without a meal. They hide during the day and are active mostly at night, coming out to feast on exposed skin. Bedbugs are especially numerous in places that have lots of people coming and going, such as hotels, airplanes, college dorms, hospitals and movie theaters. They hitchhike home on your clothes, shoes, purse or luggage, and then take refuge in tiny cracks and crevices. They particularly like to hide in bed frames, box springs and mattresses, but they can also be found in furniture seams, around baseboards, behind picture frames, and in electrical outlets. Bedbugs cannot spread disease

to humans, so the bites are more irritating than dangerous. Some people have no reaction to the bites at all, but others may develop the Teresa classic itchy red Esterle raised mark with Community a dark spot in center simiPress guest the lar to a mosquito columnist bite. Treatment of bites is mainly supportive. You can decrease the itch with the use of an oral antihistamine such as Benadryl. Applying hydrocortisone cream to the lesions is helpful, as are oatmeal baths. Call your doctor if there are any signs of infection such as redness, swelling and warmth around the area, yellow crusting, or fever. How do you know you have bedbugs? If you or your children are waking up with bites, you should check the seams of your mattresses and upholstered furniture. You may see the moving bugs, eggshells, or brown spots of dried excrement. If you find any

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evidence of the bugs, call a professional to help eradicate them. It does not help to have your children wear bug repellent to bed, as bedbugs are not deterred by it. Keeping your house clean is not enough to prevent an infestation, because bedbugs like clean homes as well as dirty ones. Minimize clutter to reduce hiding spots. Avoid buying or renting used mattresses or furniture. Do not lay clothes or purses on upholstered chairs in public places. When you travel, store your suitcases on tables or luggage racks instead of the floor, and unpack and vacuum them out before bringing them back into the home. Any clothing that might be infested should be washed in hot water and left in the dryer for at least 20 minutes. Even though Cincinnati has been designated one of the bedbug capitals of the world, taking simple precautions can help prevent these pests from bugging your family. Teresa Esterle, M.D., is a board certified pediatrician at West Side Pediatrics. She is also a member of the medical staff at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.



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Jacob McAllister and his dad, Matt, play with a vintage Star Wars action toy during the C. O. Harrison Elementary School PTA’s five decades of fads night.


Devin Steele, a C. O. Harrison second-grader, has no problem solving a Rubik’s cube challenge during the school’s PTA walk down memory lane.


C.O. Harrison takes trek down memory lane

By Heidi Fallon

When the school opened it’s doors to students, “Hey, Jude” was the No. 1 song, “Twilight Zone” was the No. 1 TV show, and “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Dr. Strangelove” were the top-rated films. Those were just a few of the tidbits of pop culture trivia C. O. Harrison Elementary School students and their parents were treated to as the PTA took them on a trek down memory lane. As part of the school’s ongoing 50th birthday celebration, the PTA celebrated five decades of fads. With everything from Barbie dolls to HEIDI FALLON/STAFF Star Wars action toys to a rousing game of Twister, the PTA provided all sorts of Dressed for the 1980s, Erin Kallmeyer and her mom, Ann-Marie, play with Donny and Marie Osmond dolls before checking out the array of other relics spanning the past five fun and activities. HEIDI FALLON/STAFF “We wanted to give the students a decades at the C. O. Harrison Elementary School PTA’s stroll down memory lane. C. O. Harrison Elementary School PTA President Ann Felty chance to see what their parents did as admires the temporary tattoo of Nick Anderson. The kids and give the parents a glimpse back second-grader said he was dressed as Fonzie, but into their own childhoods,” said Debby admitted he had no idea who that was. Blome, PTA social director and organizer of the evening. Wearing a pair of high-heeled sneakers she’d kept in her closet since the 1970s, Blome went with her second-grade son, Adam, who, dressed for the evening as Tom Cruise’s “Top Gun” character. Emulating TV icon Fonzie, Nick Anderson sported slicked-back hair, T-shirt and jeans. Even with a “Mom” tattoo, the second-grader couldn’t quite pull off the tough guy persona and admitted he really had no idea who Fonzie was. Ann Felty, PTA president, said the decades of fads was just one of many events the group has planned for the school’s birthday year. Next up, she said, will be a dessert night with students taking the microphone for karaoke. “Our Santa workshop this year will have items from the ’50s and ’70s,” Felty said. “It’s a lot of HEIDI FALLON/STAFF fun and a way for all of us to look back to when the school opened.” Debby Blome shouts out directions to her children Adam and Molly as they attempt a game of Twister. Blome was the social director for the C. O. Harrison Elementary School PTA’s five decades of fads highlighting toys and fashions spanning 1960 to now.



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Intermediate Sewing Classes, 9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., Child care available. Classes offered on a six-week rotating schedule. Participants must have completed beginner classes. Free. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673; West Price Hill.


Great Spirit Rising: A New Generation of Cherokee Artists, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road, Traditional and contemporary art works by the Eastern Band Cherokee of North Carolina. The art works and artifacts included in the exhibition encompass a variety of media, including: basketry, pottery, sculpture, drawing and painting. Many pieces are created using traditional methods and materials, such as native plants, local clays and stones. Free. Presented by College of Mount St. Joseph. 244-4314; Delhi Township.


Team in Training Informational Meeting, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Panera Bread-Western Hills, 5555 Glenway Ave., Meet past participants, coaches, cancer survivors and Team In Training staff members. Benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Free. Presented by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training. 361-2100; Westwood. Girls Life, 3:30-5:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., Presentations by guest speakers, arts and crafts, and community service projects. Field trips on Wednesdays. Ages 11-13. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673, ext. 15. West Price Hill.


Girls Night In: Self-Awareness and SelfEsteem, 5:30-8:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., For girls ages 14-18. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673, ext. 15; West Price Hill.


Pietra Fitness Slow Flow Class, 9:1510:15 a.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 5261 Foley Road, Beginners to intermediate. Class connects breathe with a balanced stream of gentle as well as powerful, dynamic movements. Develops flexibility, strength, balance and stress reduction. Bring mat. $5. Presented by Pietra Fitness. 451-3600; Delhi Township. Pietra Fitness Gentle Class, 11:45 a.m.12:45 p.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 5261 Foley Road, For beginners and those seeking a more relaxed practice. Bring mat. $5. Presented by Pietra Fitness. 451-3600; Delhi Township. Pietra Fitness Chair Class, 1-1:45 p.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 5261 Foley Road, Class is held sitting in a chair or using a chair for support. Bring mat. $5. Presented by Pietra Fitness. 451-3600; Delhi Township.


Suzanne Somers’ Breakthrough Tour, 7:30 p.m., Rave Motion Pictures Western Hills 14, 5870 Harrison Ave., Not Rated. Actress opens up about her secret fountain of youth, natural bio-identical hormones, as well as alternative cancer prevention and treatments, and more. $12. 574-4315. Dent.


Unnecessary Farce, 8-10 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Comedy by Paul Slade Smith. Ages 18 and up. $21, $19 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.


Western Hills La Leche League, 7-9 p.m., Green Township Branch Library, 6525 Bridgetown Road, Breastfeeding support and information. Free. Presented by Western Hills La Leche League. 348-6337; Green Township. F R I D A Y, N O V. 5


Piecemakers, 2-4 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., Quilters and sewers create projects to benefit the community. Child care available. Free. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673; West Price Hill.


Great Spirit Rising: A New Generation of Cherokee Artists, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township.


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

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Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and tree and shrub prunings. Hamilton County residents only. Commercial businesses and landscapers not eligible to participate in this program. Through Nov. 21. 946-7755; Green Township.


Our Lady of Visitation Art & Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Our Lady of the Visitation, 3172 South Road, More than 60 crafters. Includes Sweet Shoppe and basket raffle. $1 adults, 50 cents for children. Presented by Our Lady of Visitation School. 347-2222. Green Township.



Aerobics Class, 10:30 a.m., Westside Boxing and Fitness Club Inc., $20 for five classes; $5 per class. 314-7315. East Price Hill.

Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale, “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” comes to the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, in an adaptation by Kathryn Schulz Miller. The performance includes magic tricks, juggling and audience participation. Part of the Covedale’s Saturday Morning Children’s Series, the production is presented by ArtReach, the theatrical and dramatic arts outreach division of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. Tickets are $7, $5 for children. For more information, call 241-6550.



Wine Tasting, 2-5 p.m., Bridgetown Finer Meats Wine Shop, $10. 574-3900; Bridgetown. Turkey Dinner, 4:30-7 p.m., St. Peter and St. Paul United Church of Christ, 3001 Queen City Ave., Includes bake sale. Carryout available. $8, $4 ages 10 and under. 661-3745. Westwood.

Veterans Day Ceremony, 1 p.m., Veterans’ Memorial Park, 934 Neeb Road, Dedication of additional 7-foot granite Wall 6. Unveiling of 153 new veteran names on wall. Dedication of two granite benches and commemorative plaque. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Delhi Township Veterans Association. 471-8693; Delhi Township.


Lettuce Eat Well Winter Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 6611792; Cheviot.


Kevin Dempsey and Rosie Carson, 7-8:30 p.m., College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road, Acoustic folk duo. Family friendly. Free. 281-9195. Delhi Township.

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


Reserve for One Horse, 7 p.m., Refuge Coffee Bar, 5010 Glenway Ave., 429-4215; Price Hill.


The Dukes, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977. Riverside.


Unnecessary Farce, 8-10 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill. S A T U R D A Y, N O V. 6


Great Spirit Rising: A New Generation of Cherokee Artists, 1-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township.

Memoirs Club, 10 a.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Share ideas and techniques. Adults. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4472. Monfort Heights.


Unnecessary Farce, 8-10 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill. S U N D A Y, N O V. 7


Great Spirit Rising: A New Generation of Cherokee Artists, 1-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township.


Shout! The Mod Musical, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Women ages 17 and up will sing, read from script and dance. Performance resume with theatrical listings required. All roles paid. Performance dates: Feb. 24-March 13. If auditioning for this and “Annie Get Your Gun” bring head shot. Through Nov. 8. 241-6550; West Price Hill. Annie Get Your Gun, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Men and women ages 17 and up. Be prepared to perform a monologue and sing 16 bars of a song. May be asked to do dance audition as well. One boy ages 8-10. Three girls ages 8-13. Children must be able to read well for their age. Performance resume with theatrical experience listed is required. All paid. Performance dates: March 31-April 17. If auditioning for this and “Shout! The Mod Musical,” bring head shot. Free. 241-6550; West Price Hill.


Rule Britannia, 3 p.m., Seton High School, 3901 Glenway Ave., Performance Hall. Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra. All-British concert includes selections by Holst, Purcell, Vaughn Williams and Britten. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra. 9418956; West Price Hill.


Hike at Sister’s Hill and Bender Mountain, 2 p.m., Bender Mountain and Sister’s Hill Nature Preserve, Bender Road and old Delhi Avenue right-of-way, Meet at the barrier at the end of Delhi Pike near the College of Mount St. Joseph and hike the part of Delhi Pike that was closed years ago due to hill slippage but is now a hiking path. Then climb a strenuous new trail between Hillside Avenue and the top of Bender Mountain. 451-5549; Delhi Township.


Unnecessary Farce, 2-4 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.


Fear the Cliff, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Three Rivers Local School District, 92 Cleves Ave., Registration begins 7 a.m. Includes 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run. Benefits Three Rivers Middle School Technology Fund. $15-$75. Registration required, available online. 941-6400; .

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

ART & CRAFT CLASSES Scrapbooking, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., Child care available. Free. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 4714673; West Price Hill.


Girls Life, 3:30-5:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, Registration required. 471-4673, ext. 15. West Price Hill.


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


Women and Weights, 3-4 p.m., Oak Hills High School, 3200 Ebenezer Road, Specifically designed for women. Maintain bone density, increase metabolism and discover health benefits of weight training in a supportive environment. Bring own mat, pair of light dumbbells and water bottle. Ages 18 and up. $6-$8 per class. Presented by Oak Hills Community Education. 451-3595. Green Township.


Green Township Republican Club Monthly Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road, Like-minded group of people interested in government of the people, by the people, for the people. Free. 325-8038. Green Township.


English as a Second Language Class, 6:30-8 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 3628 Boudinot Ave., ESL classes offered to the community free of charge. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 661-5166; Westwood.


Power & Pump, 6-7 p.m., Oak Hills Community Education, 3200 Ebenezer Road, Simple, yet challenging, cardiovascular and muscular conditioning exercises combined for total body workout. Bring own mat and pair of light dumbbells. $7-$10 per class. 451-3595. Bridgetown.


Over 55 Dance, 2-5 p.m., Delhi Senior and Community Center, 647 Neeb Road, Nonmembers welcome. Music by Nelson. $5. Presented by Delhi Seniors. 451-3560. Delhi Township. M O N D A Y, N O V. 8

AUDITIONS Shout! The Mod Musical, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 241-6550; West Price Hill. Annie Get Your Gun, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, Free. 241-6550; West Price Hill. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Girls Club, 3:30-5:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave., Presentations by guest speakers, arts and crafts, and community service projects. Ages 8-10. Registration required. 471-4673, ext. 15. West Price Hill.


Giles Davies (left), Sara Clark and Ian Bond star in “Dracula” at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, 719 Race St., downtown Cincinnati. The theater group will be performing the Steven Dietz play Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. through Nov. 7. Tickets are $28, seniors $24, and students $22. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 513-381-BARD or visit

Lunch and Learn Lecture, Noon-1 p.m., Gamble-Nippert YMCA, 3159 Montana Ave., Free. Information on natural and effective solutions to acid reflux, hiatal hernias, colitis, heartburn and more. Reservations required. Presented by Doctors’ Speakers Bureau. 661-1105. Westwood.


Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Sarah McLachlan will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the Taft Theatre at 317 E. Fifth St., downtown Cincinnati. Tickets range in price from $42 to $57 plus additional fees. For tickets or information call 513-721-8883 or visit or


November 3, 2010

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A short course in an unpopular topic – morality There’s little interest in determining morality today – i.e. the goodness or wrongness of our choices. Our society has carved out its own principles for determining morally good or bad actions. Some of them are: “If it feels good, do it”; “Something is good or bad depending on whether you think it is good or bad”; “Whatever can be done, is OK to do.” But! Suppose Hitler felt good about exterminating so many Jewish people. Suppose what can be done (slipping a knockout drug in a woman’s drink to rape her) leads a man to conclude it’s OK to do, she’ll never remember anyway. Suppose you’re a financial wizard and figure out a way to develop a huge undiscoverable Ponzi scheme and you think it is an ingenious masterpiece. Are all such instances, and countless others, good or evil? How are right and wrong determined? There’s not a different morality for each century. Humans are always humans, and their minds, bodies and possessions are always their own and very precious.

After m u c h s t u d y, prayer and reflection, theologian Thomas Aquinas believed Father Lou that there Guntzelman are three Perspectives factors to be considered in determining moral matters. And all three must be good for our choices to be morally good. The three factors are the objective act itself; the subjective motive of the person choosing and doing the act; and the situation or circumstances. 1) THE ACT ITSELF. Certain acts are universally recognized by civilized people as contrary to human nature and its dignity. Therefore, these acts are objectively wrong. They are acts such as murder, rape, stealing, abuse, injustices; etc. Civilized societies enact laws to define these bad acts, protect others, and teach that associated acts are wrong. A person’s motive may be good, but the act is wrong.

Such a situation has produced the principle, “The end never justifies the means.” We’re not to choose a bad act in order to accomplish a good purpose. I can’t steal from you to enable me to give to charity as a philanthropist. 2) MOTIVE. This is the subjective factor of morality. The subjective factor is the reason in the mind of the person choosing the act. When people claim that morality is subjective, they’re partially right. But they are wrong if they think all morality is determined solely by their motive, that what is good for them is bad for somebody else. Besides having a good intention, I must choose good actions to carry our my good motive. 3) CIRCUMSTANCES. Situational factors often change. So, to do good we must examine our proposed action, and our motive, in light of the existing circumstances. For example, we might want to give money to a poor family (a good act) to alleviate their children’s hunger (a good motive.) But we’ve learned from a very credible source, or from

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our own experience with that family, that the money is rarely ever used for food for the children but to support the drug habits of the parents (the circumstance.) The good act and the good intention are adulterated by the bad circumstance of the parents’ addictions. Of course, many times various circumstances are unknown to us, or they vary so much that it becomes ambiguous and difficult for us to render a correct analysis. We just have to do the best we can in assessing circumstances. Trying to be a moral person is not to stifle us. Morality exists to respect others, promote the common good, and coincide with our nature. Too strict a morality crushes the life out of a human. Too little morality crushes the humanness out of life. It makes ordinary people the pawns of powerful people, and leaves all of us trying to defend ourselves, our children and our property. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at

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More than meets the ‘fry’ with these potato recipes Sometimes what looks like the simplest recipe turns out to be the most challenging. That’s what’s been happening in the kitchens of my editor, Lisa Mauch, and my friend Tink Stewart, a Clermont County reader, as well. It all started with Lisa’s request for potato fudge that she remembered from her Amelia High School days. Lisa graduated in 1990 and Ken Stewart was her botany teacher. “Mr. Stewart was such a

Rita Heikenfeld Rita’s kitchen

n i c e t e a c h e r, and I l o v e d when he brought us potato fudge that he made.” L i s a recalled that Mr. Stewart

said it was easy. Since I’m friends with the Stewarts, I asked Tink to check it out for me with husband Ken, but he could-

n’t remember an exact recipe, only that he bought a small potato, boiled and mashed it and added “a lot” of confectioners’ sugar. He made this into dough and rolled it out, then spread it with peanut butter. The final confection was a pinwheel type of candy. Lisa found several recipes and tried making it, but no luck. Tink tried it and had trouble rolling it out. Since I joke with Lisa that I owe her lots of favors for her excellent editing skills, I told her I’d try and develop

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a recipe since she had such fond memories of it. Well, I did and I’m sharing it today. (I’m also even now with Lisa and the favors.) Another Clermont County reader, Gladys Rabenstein, had a recipe for potato chip cookies, so Lisa and I decided to have a potatothemed column. You’ll have fun trying these out.

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2 sticks butter, softened (can use margarine, but butter works better) 1 ⁄2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 ⁄2 cup crushed potato chips 1 ⁄2 cup chopped pecans 2 cups flour

For the mashed potato, just boil a potato in water. 1 ⁄2 cup plain mashed potato, any kind. Keep warm after mashing 2 teaspoons vanilla Up to 11⁄4 pounds (or a bit less or more) powdered sugar Creamy peanut butter, room temperature While potato is still warm, pour in 1 pound of sugar. Start beating. It will look really dry at first but keep at it. When you see some moisture beading up on the lumpy dough, add additional sugar until you can roll it out easily. This will depend on the kind of potato (I used red). Don’t add too much more at a time or it won’t roll out. Add more sugar as needed. I used about 11⁄4 pounds. Dough will look lumpy. Roll out on powdered sugar dusted surface to 1⁄8 inch. Trim into rectangle and spread peanut butter on top. Starting at short end, roll up. It may crack a bit, that’s OK. Cut into slices and store in fridge. Bring to room temperature before eating.

What warm memories these have for me. This was one of my kids’ favorite cookies. Sweet and salty, I called them my homemade “pecan sandies.” Gladys Rabenstein, a Clermont County reader, shares her recipe. I toast my nuts in a 350-degree oven for a few minutes before chopping.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla. Add crushed chips and nuts. Stir in flour. Form into tablespoonsize balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Press with bottom of glass dipped in sugar. Bake for 13 minutes.

Best scalloped potatoes

Friend Carolyn Grieme, a Northern Kentucky reader, brought this to a potluck at my house. We loved it so much I made it for Sunday dinner. 1 teaspoon minced garlic Enough potatoes to almost fill a 9-by-13 pan after peeling and cutting into 1⁄8-inch slices (about 6 medium) Salt and pepper to taste 2-4 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted Up to 2 cups shredded


Potato fudge sliced and ready to enjoy.


Some of Rita’s scalloped potatoes.

cheddar or other cheese 11⁄2 cups milk, warmed Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray baking dish and smear garlic over bottom. Arrange half of potatoes in pan and drizzle with half the butter. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and top with half the cheese. Repeat layers with remaining ingredients. Bake, uncovered, 45-60 minutes until potatoes are tender.


Dez’s favorite egg casserole recipe printed last week did not indicate when to add the cheese. Just mix it in with the milk, salt and pepper and pour over the sausage. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


November 3, 2010

Missy Wittich (farmer) and Cheryl Wilde (cow) are all dressed up for a night in the big city. Their first stop was the Trunk or Treat at Cheviot United Methodist Church Oct. 23. PROVIDED


St. Leo Grade School class of 1956 from North Fairmont is hoping to find graduates for a class reunion. If you graduated or know someone who did, call Bill Keenan at 922-3599; Ken Horn at 385-1284; Ed Hubert at 574-4249; or Kathy Herbert (Thurling) at 574-1285.

Northwest High School Class of 1980 – will celebrate its 30th reunion, 812 p.m. Nov. 5, at Receptions 5975 Boymel Drive, Fairfield, OH 45014. The event will be $30 per person. For more information, please e-mail Sally Demmler at as soon as possible. Classmates from ’79 and ’81 are also welcome to attend. Reading High School Class of 1970 – is having another reunion on Saturday, Nov. 13. The group is trying to find current information on: Glen Bain, Mike Benz, Mary Ann (Burden) Boso, Debbie Decker, Fred Deranger, Donald Friend, Carol Gusse, Rose Higgins, Tim King, Debbie Montgomery, John Nelson, Steve Norman, Karen Pace, Donna Ponchot, Rufus Runyan, Patti (Sand) Payne, Dan Stephens, or Marcia Fields Buelterman at 451-7611 (e-mail for information or to make a reservation. A special invitation is extended to students who attended St. Dominic grade school but graduated primary school elsewhere in 1973.

Barb (Thieman) Stall, John Ross Thomas, and Cathy (Wilson) Wall. Please contact Vicki (Cutter) Brown at if you have any information. Finneytown High School Class of 1980 – will celebrate its 30th reunion on Friday, Nov. 26. The event will be held at Molloy's on the Green in Greenhills from 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. Cost for the event is $25 in advance and $35 at the door. Please contact Tammy Hart Fales at 513-227-4278 or at for more information.

The Finneytown High School Class of 1980 – is having its 30th reunion on Friday, Nov. 26. It will be at Molloy’s on the Green in Greenhills. For details, please contact Tammy Hart Fales at or call 7939080.

St. Dominic Class of 1973 reunion – is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 27, beginning with Mass at 4:30 p.m., followed by a tour of the school and a gathering in O'Connor Hall at St. Dominic Church. Call Jim Shea at 257-3112 ( e-mail

Dr. O’dell Owens will speak at the monthly meeting of the Monfort Heights/ White Oak Community Association. “To provide Owens ample room for the audience and to reinforce Dr. Owen’s discussion of the issues our community, our schools, and our school children face today, we are partnering with the Northwest Local School District for this meeting,” association trustee Dave Lopez said. “Dr. Owen’s topic, to put it bluntly, will be the steps we must take to keep our children and grandkids from winding up on a coroner’s slab as either perpetrators or victims of the problems kids deal with today,” Lopez said. “Plan to hear one of the most engaging speakers discuss one of the most important issues our community faces,” he said. Barb Piatt, chairwoman for communications for the



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The Central Baptist High School Class of 2000 – is planning a reunion for early fall this year. The group is looking for the following missing classmates: Roger Brinson, Nick Risch, Jessica Havlick, Penny Major and Abby Morgan. Anyone who knows how to get in touch with these classmates, please e-mail, or visit the class Facebook group titled “Central Baptist Class of 2000 Reunion HQ.” More details about the reunion are forthcoming.

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Cafe Bayley offers healthy, homemade menu By Heidi Fallon


Deb Cordrey stirs up a bowl of pasta salad on the day’s menu at the Cafe Bayley. Cordrey and her husband, Darryl, have been operating the eatery at Bayley Place Wellness Center since July.

Cafe Bayley is open for some tasty business at the Bayley Place Wellness Center. Deb Cordrey and her staff of three can make a quick, healthy lunch to go; ladle up a bowl of homemade soup to enjoy there; or, coming soon, folks can create their own omelets. “This has been a dream of ours for years,” Cordrey said, while stirring up a huge bowl of pasta salad. “We’ve been here since


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and pita bread pizza. There are turkey burgers, BLTs, a pot roast burger and a walking taco. “I really like the food,” said Irene Wright, Bridgetown. She was on her way from an adult education class at the College of Mount St. Joseph across the street to the Wellness Center pool for some exercise. “It’s convenient, quick and their soups are wonderful,” Wright said. On her way to play bridge, Rita Lindhorst, also from Bridgetown, said she stops by the cafe often. “It’s all very good,” Lindhorst said. The cafe, along with a roster of programs and activities for the community, “is apparently a very well-kept secret,” said Kathy Baker, Wellness Center spokeswoman. “We have so much to offer here, including the cafe that we’re hoping more of the community will stop by and see for themselves,” Baker said. The cafe is open Monday through Friday 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. It’s located at 401 Farrell Court adjacent the Eldermount facilities and across the street from the Mount. For more information call 347-1400.


Gina Torbeck arranges a tray of cookies getting ready for hungry customers at the Cafe Bayley at the Bayley Place Wellness Center.


Rita Lindhorst, Green Township, left, chats with Irene Wright, Bridgetown, at the Cafe Bayley. Both women were in between activities at the Center and decided to treat themselves to lunch.

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Use colorful ‘bulbs’ to light up your holidays water. Yes, a splash of gin (or vodka or clear alcohol) will actually help to keep your paperwhites Ron Wilson shorter and In the stocker. Be sure to garden buy extra bulbs, store them away in a cool dark area until you’re ready to plant, and then stagger your plantings, so you’ll have paperwhites flowering off and on all winter long. Once they’re finished flowering, throw them away. Unfortunately, paperwhite bulbs are a one shot deal. But trust me; the one shot is well worth it during the holidays or even better, during those cold winter days. Amaryllis bulbs are available in many different colors, single and double flowers, and give an outstanding show when in bloom. When buying amaryllis bulbs, the larger the bulb, the more flower stalks you’re likely to have when it flowers. Plant your amaryllis bulbs using a 6-, 8-, or 10inch pot with good drainage. Wider pots or the weight of clay or ceramic helps to keep these taller flowering plants from tipping over. Use a good grade potting mix to plant in, plant your bulb so that it’s buried to

just below the neck of the bulb, and water in. Place your potted bulb in a warm, well lit area, water sparingly at first, and then water as needed as the bulb starts to grow. In about six to eight weeks your amaryllis will should be in full color. For longer lasting flowers, keep the room temperatures a little cooler. Again, takes about six to

eight weeks to flower once they start growing, so plan accordingly. And do buy extras for staggered plantings to be enjoyed all winter long. Oh, one last point. These are recyclable. So when they’re finished blooming cut off the old flower stalk and let them grow, feeding them on a regular basis. They love being outside over the summer.




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Barbara Benesch

Barbara Courtney Benesch, 66, Cleves, died Oct. 26. She worked for Kroger. Survived by daughter Shannon (Thomas) Shen; grandson Michael Shen. Preceded in death by husband Michael Benesch, parBenesch ents Robert, Valerie Courtney. Services were Oct. 29 at Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials to the Cleves Volunteer Fire Department/Life Squad in care of Dennis George Funeral Home.

James Bowman Jr.

James W. Bowman Jr., 48, died Oct. 23. He was a commercial fisherman. Survived by parents Phyllis, James Bowman; children Jacob, Felica Bowman; brother Gregory Bowman; grandparents William, Mabel Holcombe; aunts and cousins. Preceded in death by sibling Terry Bowman.

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Eudeana Crawford

Eudeana Hamblin Crawford, 64, died Oct. 23. She was a cook at the Cricket Restaurant. Survived by husband Wilbur Crawford; children Sherri (Craig) Woltering, Nita Crawford, Macon Tucker; sister Lela Mae Backer; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son Roger Tucker. Services were Oct. 28 at Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 731231718.


Melvin “Ron” Ellis, 69, died Oct. 26. He owned Pearsol's Parts Center. Survived by wife Peg Ellis; daughters Julie (Gregory Britton) Beck, Mary Beth (Joshua) Hunter;

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DEATHS grandsons James, William, Samuel; father Melvin Ellis; siblings Dennis, Gregory Ellis, Deborah Hrvatien; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by mother Virginia Ellis. Services were Oct. 30 at St. Martin of Tours. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati or Roger Bacon High School.

Elmer Grossheim

Elmer Ronald Grossheim, 74, Green Township, died Oct. 21. He was an attorney with Kelley and Grossheim. He was a volunteer attorney for Pro Seniors, helped raise $1.6 million for the Old St. Mary's Historical Grossheim Preservation Society, was president of the Tri State German American School, vice president of the German-American Citizen League, chairman of the German Heritage Museum Building Commission, and a member of the Munich Sister City Association, Kolping Society, Donauschwaben Society, Germania Club, Cincinnati Carvers Guild and Roger Bacon

PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Hamilton County Rural Zoning Commission on Thursday, Novem ber 18, 2010, in Room 805, County Adminis tration Building at 1:00 P.M. for the purpose of Case Number: Green 2002-04; Good Samaritan Phase II Subject Property: Green Township: on the north side of Good Samaritan Drive, east of Harrison Avenue (Book 0550, Page 0320, Parcel 1141) Applicant: Jay Smith, Duke Realty (appli cant) and Good Samaritan Hospital (owner) Application: Zoning Compliance Plan approval in an existing "EE" Planned Retail District P lan Summary: To request approval of the Zoning Compliance Plan for Lot #2 of the Western Ridge Subdi vision for approval of an approximate 30, 000 square foot medical building and 140 space parking lot Plans are on file and open for public inspec tion 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 1001601436

Betty Hoffmann

Elizabeth “Betty” L. Hoffmann, 73, Green Township, died Oct. 21. She was a bookkeeper. Survived by sister JoAnn Hoffmann. Services were Oct. 26 at St. Bernard Church. Arrangements by Gump-Holt Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.

Shirley Hopewell

Eugenia Shirley Toon Hopewell, 80, formerly of Western Hills, died Oct. 28. She was an office manager for McAlpin’s. Survived by children Patricia (Dennis) Smith, Robert Hopewell; grandchildren Hopewell Rob, Randy, Ryan Smith, Michelle Sheets, Gregory, Laura Hopewell; great-grandchildren Devery, Kaylen Smith, Carson, Alex Sheets. Services were Oct. 30 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home.

Charles Klopp

Charles John Klopp, 83, Bridgetown, died Oct. 23. He was an Army veteran. Survived by wife Vera Klopp; children Mary Anne (Jay) Keilholz, Jerry (Mary) Klopp, Barb (Dave) Mueller, Jane Klopp (John) Holt, Amy (Jim) Jones, Sandy (Doug) Tumlin; sister Virginia Kelley; 30 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by sisters Eleanor

Helmers, Marian Bonno. Services were Oct. 26 at St. Jude Church. Arrangements by Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to the St. Jude Capital Campaign or Hospice of Cincinnati.

Robert Krupp Sr.

Robert Krupp Sr., died Sept. 30. He was an assembler with Setco. He was a veteran of World War II. Survived by wife Ida Mae Krupp; daughter Edie (Don) Heiland; grandchildren Crystal, Laurie, Nicole, Jason, Justin; great-grandchildren Siler, Christopher, Alexis, Luke. Preceded in death by son Robert Krupp Jr., grandchildren Jamie, Jennifer. Services were Oct. 5 at St. Lawrence Church. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the St. Lawrence Education Fund.

Charles Reinstatler

Charles G. Reinstatler, 71, Green Township, died Oct. 28. He was director of computer leasing for the College of Mount St. Joseph. He was a Marine Corps veteran. Survived by wife Aileen Reinstatler; children Blake Reinstatler, Ayn (Scott) Rouse; sister Sharon Sefferino; grandchildren Brooke, Bria, Brett Reinstatler; great-grandchildren Ava Lemme; brother-in-law Harold Bedinghaus. Arrangements by Gump-Holt Funeral Home.

Ed Roberts

Shelly Edward “Ed” Roberts, 75, Green Township, died Oct. 22. He was an auto body mechanic. He was a Marine Corps veteran of Korea. Survived by wife Shirley Roberts; children Shirlee O’Brien, Michael Edward, Dustin Roberts; stepson Richard (Heather) Kitchen; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by children Michael Edwin, Danny, Shelly Roberts. Services were Oct. 25 at Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: Shriners Hospital, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229.

Ronald Spivey

Ronald J. Spivey, Green Township, died Oct. 22. He was as a member of Gymkhana Horse Association. Survived by wife Betty Spivey; daughters Kathy (Mike) Noah, Vicky (Mark) Richardson; grandchildren

Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 8536262 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 2424000 or pricing details. Rhianna (Kyle) King, Amanda Tesmer, Amber (Dwayne) Detty, Joshua Richardson; great-grandchildren Tabor, Isabella Tesmer. Preceded in death by parents Louis, Lorell Spivey, sister Bette Gottesman. Services were Oct. 26 at Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to the Kidney Foundation, American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.

Wayne Streibig

Wayne C. Streibig, 72, Green Township, died Oct. 26. Survived by wife Linda Streibig; children Michele (Rick Harris), Brent Streibig; grandchildren Tom, Stephanie Skeen, Dylan Streibig, Karla, Streibig Kyle Roedel; siblings Jerry Streibig, Janet Moyer; brother-in-law Fred Carlisle; numerous nieces and nephews. Services were Oct. 30 at B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Eden Chapel Memorial Fund, 150 Dahlia Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45233.

Patricia Weide

Patricia Schaller Weide, 67, died Oct. 24. She was a member of Cincinnati Elks Lodge 5. Survived by son Steven Weide; brothers Ted, Ron Schaller; niece Tamara Ahlers; great-niece Dezirae Wright. Weide Preceded in death by husband Richard Weide, sisters Nancy Ellis, Phyllis Ahlers. Services were Oct. 27 at St. Lawrence Church. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: Elks Lodge 5, P.O. Box 11015, Cincinnati, OH 452110015.˙



Michele Klosterman, 21, 5718 Haubner Road, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, Oct. 24. Derek McNutt, 23, 3738 Applegate Ave., disorderly conduct at 3738 Applegate Ave., Oct. 24. David Foppe, 38, 4222 Church View Lane, disorderly conduct, Oct. 24. Sean Breadon, 28, 3727 Dina Ave. No. 10, assault at 3727 Dina Ave., Oct. 25. Jessica Bethel, 26, 7305 Bridgetown Road, warrant, Oct. 26.

Miller Hagga, 26, 3724 Lovell Ave., drug abuse, Oct. 27. Richard Dreyling, 45, 3506 Hilda Ave., felonious assault at 3807 North Bend Road, Oct. 28. Jane Steele, 36, 644 W. Miller Road, warrant, Oct. 23. Brandon McFarland, 27, no address listed, warrant, Oct. 23.

Incidents Criminal damaging

Fourteen vehicles parked on several streets throughout Cheviot were spray-painted with graffiti at 4209 Applegate Ave., Oct. 15. Coin box pulled off clothes dryer at 3786 Wilmar Drive, Oct. 25. Ignition panel damaged on vehicle at 3640 Westwood Northern Blvd., Oct. 10. License plate stolen from vehicle at 4157 Harrison Ave., Oct. 27. Gasoline stolen from United Dairy Farmers at 4109 North Bend Road, Oct. 23. Money stolen from victim at 3309 Phoenix Ave., Oct. 23. Television and DVD player stolen from home at 3924 Glenmore Ave., Oct. 23.

CINCINNATI DISTRICT 3 Arrests/citations

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Alumni, board member for Foreign Exchanges and Mensa, and an advisory board member for the Green Township Park Committee. Survived by wife Jane Duwel Grossheim; children Ann Grossheim (Jeff) Toerner, Elmer (Marilee Pfister), Christian (Sarah Huetcher) Grossheim; grandchildren Ryan, Sarah Toerner, Emma, Haley Grossheim. Services were Oct. 26 at Old St. Mary's Church. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Tri-State GermanAmerican School, P.O. Box 20161, Cincinnati, OH 45220-0161.


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Cedric Render, born 1961, illegal possession of prescription drug and possession of drug paraphernalia, 2182 Harrison Ave., Oct. 8. Dionte Dorsey, born 1991, receiving stolen motor vehicle, 2900 Boudinot Ave., Oct. 20. Evelyn Workman, born 1984, criminal damaging or endangering and criminal trespass, 3333 Epworth Ave., Oct. 20. Henry Fountain, born 1956, theft under $300, 2435 Harrison Ave., Oct. 18. Inglesh A. Jones, born 1989, possession of open flask, 3470 Hazelwood Ave., Oct. 16. James Edward Sweet, born 1967, disorderly conduct and aggravated menacing, 3049 Boudinot Ave., Oct. 20. Jermaine Ramsey, born 1981, domestic violence, 3072 Worthington Ave., Oct. 22. Larry Williams, born 1978, possession of open flask, 3470 Hazel-

wood Ave., Oct. 16. Lena T. Williams, born 1979, telecommunication harassment, menacing and criminal trespass, 2530 Montana Ave., Oct. 24. Michael Clark Jr., born 1984, domestic violence and violence of temporary protection ordinance, 3221 Queen City Ave., Oct. 25. Timothy Allen, born 1978, assault and criminal damaging or endangering, 3097 McHenry Ave., Oct. 24. Virgie E. Hill, born 1974, simple assault, 2648 Harrison Ave., Oct. 14. Ronald D. Hale, born 1988, theft under $300, 2322 Ferguson Road, Oct. 23. Jeffery D. Gilbert, born 1966, possession of criminal tools, city or local ordinance violation and theft under $300, 5476 Glenway Ave., Oct. 20. Debra A. Kennedy, born 1976, assault and theft under $300, 2985 Hull Ave., Oct. 24. Michael Stevenson, born 1967, violation of temporary protection order, burglary and theft $300 to $5,000, 2604 Harrison Ave., Oct. 18. Larry T. Fleming, born 1951, theft under $300 and possession of drug paraphernalia, 2435 Harrison Ave., Oct. 19. Milan Crawford, born 1963, criminal damaging or endangering, 3223 Westbrook Drive, Oct. 23. Ceonte Adams, born 1991, felonious assault, 3110 Bracken Woods Lane, Oct. 19. Andrew D. Jurgensen, born 1992, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of drugs, 3273 Hanna Ave., Oct. 10. Anthony Spyers, born 1988, theft under $300, 2322 Ferguson Road, Oct. 23. Crystal Zimmer, born 1989, menacing, 2530 Montana Ave., Oct. 24. Douglas M. Renshaw, born 1959, forgery, 5717 Glenway Ave., Oct. 19. Henry Poindexter, born 1942, menacing, 1706 Vienna Woods Drive, Oct. 11. Jodie Wilson, born 1992, possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, 3201 Harrison Ave., Oct. 9. Jonathan A. Ciambella, born 1976, inducing panic, 3243 Glenmore Ave., Oct. 12. Kyerra Austin Crigler, born 1991, felonious assault, 2200 Harrison Ave., Oct. 22.

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Police shock, arrest burglary suspect Police shocked and arrested a man Oct. 25 after officers caught him allegedly burglarizing a home in Green Township. According to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and Green Township Police Chief Bart West, officers arrested Ronnie L. Reed Jr., 37, of the 3100 block of Ferncrest St., around 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25. Sheriff’s deputies and Green Township officers were dispatched to 3314 Emerald Lakes Drive to investigate a burglary in progress. Police said a citizen heard breaking glass and saw a beam from a flashlight inside the home. Deputy James Wickman saw a broken window and unsecured rear door, and he entered the home and saw a man standing in the hallway. Police said Wickman identified himself and ordered the man, who was later identified as Reed, to stop.

R e e d allegedly refused to stop and dove out of the broken window, with WickReed Jr. man in pursuit, police said. Wickman repeatedly ordered Reed to stop, but police said Reed continued to run. As he reached the sidewalk, Wickman deployed his Taser. According to police, Reed fell to the ground and was taken into custody by Wickman and Green Township Officer Rob Studnicka. Reed was allegedly in possession of a screwdriver, gloves and a flashlight. Police said Reed admitted to using the screwdriver to force entry into the residence. Reed was charged with burglary, possession of criminal tools and resisting arrest. He was taken to the Hamilton County Justice Center to await arraignment.

POLICE REPORTS From B9 Leah M. Russell, born 1981, theft under $300, falsification and obstructing official business, 2322 Ferguson Road, Oct. 25. Marcus Smith, born 1991, aggravated menacing, 3017 Harrison Ave., Oct. 20. Nickie Delvine Poole, born 1975, violation of temporary protection order, 3033 Aquadale Lane, Oct. 20. Robin Wright, born 1967, theft under $300, 2322 Ferguson Road, Oct. 23. Ronnie Allen, born 1985, criminal trespass, 2621 Montana Ave., Oct. 24. Tammy J. Burkett, born 1976, assault, 2842 Westbrook Drive, Oct. 21. Teresa Thompson, born 1964, criminal damaging or endangering, 5712 Glenway Ave., Oct. 22. Terry O. Gibbs, born 1984, city or local ordinance violation, 6000 Glenway Ave., Oct. 17. Tiffany Coulter, born 1988, possession of open flask, 3470 Hazelwood Ave., Oct. 16.

Incidents Aggravated robbery

2810 Robert Ave., Oct. 20. 3061 Worthington Ave., Oct. 21.


2743 Orland Ave., Oct. 16. 2904 Queen City Ave., No. C, Oct. 16. 3018 Harrison Ave., Oct. 18. 3022 Bracken Woods Lane, Oct. 17. 3104 Phoenix Ave., Oct. 18. 3334 Werk Road, No. 3, Oct. 18.

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About police reports

No. 1, Oct. 20. Reported on 3821 Boudinot Ave., No. 3, Oct. 15.

The Community Press publish the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: • Cheviot: Chief David Voss, 661-2700 (days), 661-2917 (evenings). • 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 Simon Leis, 825-1500.

Felonious assault

2400 Harrison Ave., No. C3, Oct. 16. 2847 Fischer Place, Oct. 20. 3110 Brackenwoods Lane, No. 3, Oct. 17. 3225 Harrison Ave., Oct. 18.


2310 Ferguson Road, Oct. 15. 2322 Ferguson Road, Oct. 20. Theft, 2478 Queen City Ave., Oct. 16. 2642 Pancoast Ave., Oct. 17. 2714 Erlene Drive, Oct. 20. 2853 Harrison Ave., Oct. 19. 3196 Costello Ave., Oct. 16. 3201 Mayridge Court, Oct. 15. 3223 Queen City Ave., Oct. 16. 3229 Queen City Ave., Oct. 15. 3271 Broadwell Ave., Oct. 19. 3324 Hana Ave., Oct. 15. 3324 Hanna Ave., Oct. 15. 3328 Glenmore Ave., Oct. 18. 3562 Fieldcrest Drive, Oct. 16.

Road, theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., Oct. 18. Omar M. Jones, 26, 5186 Winton Terrace, violating park rules at 4764 West Fork Road, Oct. 19. Andrea Harris, 34, 2507 Forthmann Place, soliciting at 5505 Rybolt Road, Oct. 20. Juvenile, 17, assault at 3200 Ebenezer Road, Oct. 18. David G. Westrich, 22, 3768 Meadowview Drive, drug abuse at 5500 Windmere Drive, Oct. 20. Christopher G. Leitz, 35, 5678 Eula Ave., failure to confine dog at 5678 Eula Ave., Oct. 20. Russell Mikle, 53, 3526 Lewis Road, theft at 5508 Bridgetown Road, Oct. 20.

Unauthorized use of property 3191 Ferncrest Court, Oct. 16.

GREEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Juvenile, 13, assault and criminal damaging at 5400 Edalbert Drive, Oct. 18. Kelly P. Boone, 28, 7048 Wesselman

James L. Merida, 41, 3732 Glenway Ave., theft at 6300 Glenway Ave., Oct. 20. Juvenile, 16, domestic violence at 6555 Hearne Road, Oct. 20. John E. Davis, 42, 1193 S. Lynnebrook, theft at 6300 Glenway Ave., Oct. 21. Nicholas D. Vasquez, 29, 3954 Washington Ave. No. 5, drug paraphernalia and drug possession at Lawrence Road and Greenway, Oct. 22.



Wood pile set on fire behind home, causing damage to lawn, fence and shed at 1631 Colonial Drive, Oct. 21.

Breaking and entering

2935 Westridge Ave., Oct. 15.


2724 Queen City Ave., No. G12, Oct. 16. 3124 Queen City Ave., Oct. 19. 3349 Parkcrest Lane, No. 2, Oct. 16.

Criminal damaging/endangering


2673 Westwood Northern Blvd., Oct. 16.

Domestic violence

Reported on Harrison Ave., No. 17, Oct. 16. Reported on Westwood Northern Blvd., Oct. 15. Reported on 3507 Boudinot Ave.,



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BRIEFLY Veterans wanted

Taylor High School invites all area veterans to its annual Veterans Day Program, which takes place this year on Wednesday, Nov. 10. The celebration begins at 9:30 a.m. with breakfast and the program starts at 10:15 a.m. Refreshments will be served following the program. The high school would especially like to honor Taylor graduates who are currently serving in the military. Veterans interested in attending should contact Kimmi Litteral at 467-3200.

Story of the Incline

Roy Hotchkiss of the Price Hill Historical Society will pay a visit to the Westwood Historical Society on Wednesday, Nov. 10, to present the history of the Price Hill Incline. Find out how the unusual mode of transporta-

tion came about and how, for almost 70 years, it played an important role in the Price Hill community. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Westwood First Presbyterian Church, 3011 Harrison Ave. All who are interested are welcome to attend.

St. I’s Auction

Plan now to attend the St. Ignatius Evening Under the Stars Auction, from 7 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Nov. 6, at the St. Ignatius Community Center, 5222 North Bend Road. Tickets are $30 each and include beer, wine, appetizers, and a DJ to belt out some fun tunes. There will be more than 23 live auction items such as four Bengal tickets, golf clubs and an Indy 500 package. There are three silent auction categories: Let Us Entertain You; Hearth and Home;

This and That. There will also be Split-the-Pot, swag bags, a reverse raffle and much more. For more information or tickets, call the parish office at 661-6565 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Doo Wop dancing

Cincinnati Oldies and Doo Wop Association (CODA) will host a Holiday Dance from 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Cheviot Fieldhouse, 3722 Robb St., Cheviot. The cost is $15. The Coda Band will supply the music. Special appearance by Carl Dobkins Jr.(, who had the hit song “My Heart is an Open Book,” in 1959. You must be 21 as beer and setups will be available. There will be raffles. Doors open at 7 p.m. For tickets or information call Ron Miller 729-5138 or 325-9404.

Park to offer insect hike

Ever wonder what happens to insects in the winter? Find out during an upcoming program at Mitchell Memorial Forest in Miami Township. The program, “Do Pillbugs Go South for Winter?” will be offered at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 and will include a hike along the park’s Wood Duck Trail. A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($10 annually; $2 daily) is required to enter the park. For more information, visit or call 513-521-PARK (7275).

Architecture competition

Students, put your imagination and research skills to work. Write an essay about the variety of arts venues in the Greater Cincinnati region. A $250 prize will be awarded to the winner by the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati. Tristate students in grades six through nine are eligible.

To apply, send a notice of intent to by Nov. 1. The deadline for actual submission is Feb. 1. Go to contest or call 977-4168.

Gamble House hearing

Cincinnati City Council’s Livable Communities Committee has scheduled a public hearing for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Midway School, 3156 Glenmore Ave. Committee members will discuss whether the city should take the Gamble House, located at 2918 Werk Road in Westwood, by eminent domain. The public is invited to attend.

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The Hamilton County Park District 2011 annual motor vehicle permits are now on sale. The annual permit costs $10 and includes $30 worth of coupons. In addition, Hamilton County residents can

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The Rooster’s Nest is a perfect place to relax and enjoy a break from busy routines. Walk on the 25 acres of woodlands, fish in the 1.25 acre stocked pond, curl up with a book or sit outside by the campfire. Breakfast is served in the spacious gathering room overlooking the pond while birds and squirrels entertain at the feeders. Innkeepers Sally and Dave White promise to tantalize your taste buds with scrumptious dishes like Rooster Egg Bake, Rhode Island Red Stuffed French Toast, Chanticleer Bananas & Ice Cream or Banty Fruit Parfait along with freshly baked breads, juice and coffee. The Inn’s convenient location allows guests to experience all that Adams County has to offer.

There are many Amish shops with baked goods, furniture and cheese. If you are hunting for unique items for yourself or someone special, you can check out the antique shops and art gallery. For outdoorsy adventures within a short drive, you will find Adams Lake Nature Walk, Chaparral Prairie, Edge of Appalachia, Lynx Prairie, Buzzards’ Roost and Serpent Mound. An oasis of sophistication, The Rooster’s Nest was featured in the 2009 Best of Midwest Living. It offers a memorable retreat, a romantic getaway or a mid-week respite. It is a perfect location for smaller business meetings or receptions or for a Mom’s scrap-booking weekend. Gift certificates are available.

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A lecture on “The Cincinnati Germans in the Civil War” will be presented by Don Heinrich Tolzmann at the German Heritage Museum in Green Township’s West Fork Park, 4764 West Fork Road, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14. Tolzmann will also sign copies of his new book, “Cincinnati Germans in the Civil War” by Col. Gustav Tafel, which Tolzmann translated from German and edited with supplements on Germans in the Civil War from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. As part of the program, a Pennsylvania German rifle will be donated to the museum by Gerald Hounchell of the Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. The rifle presentation is scheduled for 1 p.m.

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The B&B consists of a log building constructed of logs dating back to 1788, yet is complete will modern amenities. There are three rooms available, each with a queen bed and private bath.


The Rooster’s Nest is a unique Bed and Breakfast located in Winchester, Ohio, off State Route 32, about an hour east of Cincinnati.

The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts will host auditions for “Shout! The Mod Musical” and “Annie Get Your Gun.” Auditions for both shows are 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, and Monday, Nov. 8, at the theater, 4990 Glenway Ave. Those who audition must have a performance background be able to provide a resume listing theatrical experience. All roles are paid positions. Those auditioning for both productions should provide headshots and resumes for both shows. For more information, contact the Covedale at 241-6550 or visit

The Covedale Garden District is hosting a Neighborhood Chili Fest from 3 p.m. until dark Saturday, Nov. 6. Neighbors are invited to bring a pot of their favorite chili recipe to be judged by firefighters from the Cincinnati Fire Department. Judging will begin at 3:30 p.m. Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third place. Chili will be available for tasting after the judging. Those who attend are asked to bring their own drinks and chairs. The chili fest takes place at the Covedale Gardens, at the corner of Ralph and Covedale avenues.

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Chili contest

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


continue to take advantage of the Resident Reward Program by completing and returning a form to receive a $5 gift certificate redeemable for park activities. Permits are available at all visitor centers, ranger stations, golf courses, boathouses, park entrance booths and online at For more information, call 521-7275.

Looking for holiday gift ideas? Visit the 16th annual craft fair sponsored by the Oak Hills High School Band Association. The fair is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at Oak Hills High School, 3200 Ebenezer Road. Admission is $2. For more information, call 451-6737.


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