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A club that started 70 is still going strong. Current members are set to celebrate the anniversary with a special dinner. – FULL STORY, A3

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St. Martin celebrating 100 years By Kurt Backscheider

St. Martin of Tours in Cheviot invites parishioners and community members to help the church kick-off the celebration of its 100th anniversary. The parish’s yearlong centennial celebration begins Thursday, Nov. 11, which is the feast day of St. Martin of Tours. Members of the church family and community will gather at 6:15 p.m. for a procession, proclamation and evening prayer. “It’s a very exciting time for our parish,” said Debbie Brunst, a St. Martin parishioner for nearly 30 years. She said parishioners will carry handmade lanterns as they walk in a procession down St. Martin’s Place, across Carson Avenue and up Harding Avenue. A parishioner dressed as St. Martin during his days as a Roman soldier will ride

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The twin bell towers at St. Martin of Tours Church are a landmark in Cheviot. This year the parish is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

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nial pancake breakfast in January and will mark the anniversary with a centennial Mass and dinner in February. Brunst said the dinner is for adults only and will take place at The Woodlands in Whitewater Township. She said organizers are looking for old photographs from throughout the parish’s history to put on display and feature in a video at the centennial dinner. Early parishioners or their descendants who have stories to tell are encouraged to share as well. Brunst said other annual church events such as the Easter egg hunt, parish picnic, summer festival and Oktoberfest celebration will take on a centennial theme as well this year. St. Martin is also selling special spirit wear items, a commemorative ornament and limited edition Christmas cards to mark the 100th anniversary, she said. “The parishioners love it,” she said. “People are really excited.” To find out more about helping St. Martin celebrate its centennial, call the parish office at 661-2000. For more about your community, visit


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along the procession route on horseback and be flanked by members of the Knights of Columbus. Following the procession, she said folks will gather on the front steps of the church to hear music director Angela Birkhead-Flight sing a proclamation, and watch as banners marking the historic milestone are spotlighted. “I think it’s going to be neat,” Brunst said, “especially the visual aspect of seeing everyone carrying their lanterns.” After the proclamation, she said, at 7 p.m. everyone will move inside the church for a vesper service, which is an evening worship service featuring psalms and prayer. She said as part of the evening service, a re-enactment of St. Martin’s encounter with a beggar, will be performed on the altar steps. As a soldier on garrison duty, St. Martin saw a nearly naked beggar out in the freezing cold. According to the story, St. Martin used his sword to slash his own cloak in two and handed one half to the freezing man. Refreshments, including an ice cream social, will be available in Father Mick Hall following the Vesper service. Brunst said Thursday’s procession is the first of many events commemorating the centennial, which is adopting the motto, “A Century of Caring – A Legacy of Faith.” “We’re going to hit the ground running after this kick-off celebration,” she said. “We have special events planned throughout the year. We’re going to have at least one event each month.” The parish is hosting a centen-

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ognized the hard work we’ve put in and the hard work that is still ahead of us.” Robison, Driehaus a Westwood resident, ran on a platform of lowering taxes, reducing government regulations and cutting red tape. He said he thanks all those who supported him during his campaign, and congratulated Driehaus on her victory. “I hope that she will work with Republicans and Democrats alike to get people back to work and get Ohio back on track,” Robison said. “On the campaign trail I spoke with countless indi-

State Rep. Bob Mecklenborg (R-30th District) said he is thankful for all the support he received in his bid for re-election. The Green Township resident is headed back to Columbus after defeating his Democratic challenger, Richard Luken, on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2. According to unofficial results from the Hamilton County Board of Elections, Mecklenborg received about 80 percent of the vote while Luken garnered about 20

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West Side club marks 70th anniversary Cheviot voters support street levy By Kurt Backscheider

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Cheviot Mayor Samuel Keller said residents appreciate the fact city leaders try to do as much as possible while keeping taxes low. City voters approved Issue 6, a five-year, 1.5-mill renewal street levy, when they went to the polls on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2. “I thought it was fantastic,” Keller said. “Once again, I think Cheviot voters showed they are very intelligent voters and they pay attention. “They see what we are trying to accomplish with very little taxpayer dollars,” he said. According to unofficial results from the Hamilton County Board of Elections, Cheviot residents voted 1,615 to 799 in favor of the street levy, which is about a 67 percent to 33 percent margin. The levy generates roughly $84,000 for the city each year and costs the owner of a home with a market value of $100,000 about $14.50 in annual taxes. “This is really the only source of money we have for repairing our streets,” Keller said. He said the money from the street levy goes toward rehabbing and maintaining city roads. Generally the city will repair one major street or two smaller streets each year, he said. Cheviot Safety Service Director Tom Braun said it



pays for any street construction the city conducts. He said each year the city applies for grant funding to assist with street projects. The more grant funding the city receives, the more projects it can complete; but in years when grant dollars are limited the revenue from the street levy is all the city has for repairing streets, he said. Braun said this year the street levy money went toward the rehabilitation of Applegate Avenue. He said next year the city plans to renovate Glenmore Avenue, from Harrison Avenue to the city’s border near Montana Avenue. “It’s a very important levy,” Braun said. Keller said he is grateful for the support the city received from voters. He said he thinks residents appreciate the fact the city does not ask them to approve levy upon levy, and renewal levies receive great support because residents know the city doesn’t frivolously waste money. “We hold the line in that department,” he said. “People are paying attention to where their dollars are going, especially in this economic climate.”

Bud Kneflin said his close friends and the AXE Club have always been there during the most momentous times of his life. As one of the its founding members, the close-knit club has been a part of the 87-year-old Delhi Township man’s life since he was a teenager. “If I follow the history of my life it parallels the history of the club,” Kneflin said. “It parallels my own growing up.” Kneflin and 12 of his buddies first met as the AXE Club on March 14, 1940. He said he and his friends formed a basketball team to compete in a holiday tournament at the old St. Bonaventure School in December 1939. “We won the tournament and we received a trophy,” he said. “We didn’t know what to do so we formed the club.” He said the name of the club represents the schools that the members of the team attended. One guy went to the now defunct Automotive High School, one went to St. Xavier High School and the rest, including Kneflin, went to Elder High School. The club met every other Monday evening at members’ homes. Kneflin said dues were set at 10 cents per meeting with the stipulation that an additional fee of 15 cents was to be charged at the first two meetings in order to “give the club a substantial financial backing.” At the club’s first meet-

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The AXE Club is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. The club was founded by a group of friends who formed a basketball team to compete in a holiday tournament at St. Bonaventure School in 1939. Members met for the first time on March 14, 1970. The charter members were Art Butler, Thad Burman, Stan Groene, Bob “Dutch” Holtman, Bud Kneflin, Gene Miller, Joe Niemeyer, Bob Orth, Bill Pearson, Jack Reinstatler, Pat Sutthoff, Jack Toerner and Dick Weber. Kneflin is the only surviving founding member. ing, he said members organized a ticket raffle, with a grand prize of $5, to help defray the cost of satin club jackets. Kneflin said the club met regularly until 1942, at which time many of the members went off to serve in World War II. The club resumed in early 1946 after the war came to an end. Though it was founded around a sports theme, he said as members matured and realized there were interesting attractions besides sports, the club came to full fruition in regard to its social schedule. He said hay rides were held, joint dances were offered with high school sororities, scavenger hunts were the vogue of the day and picnics were planned. As the men married and began having children, Kneflin said social activities evolved yet again. They had family picnics, father’s

nights, parties, golf outings and square dances. The membership limit of the club was increased from 20 to 55, and over the years it was opened to include more than St. Xavier and Elder graduates. Members also came from schools like Roger Bacon and Western Hills. Kneflin is the only surviving founding member of the AXE Club. He said he’s enjoyed seeing the general growing up of the club over the years. “I have a lot of memories of activities with the club, especially those with all the kids,” he said. “It’s just been a very important part of my life.” The club still meets to this day, and many of the members, most of whom are West Siders, are the sons and relatives of those early club members. Elder graduate Jack Kahny said he joined about 15 years ago. “It’s just a great group of guys who get together and enjoy each other’s company,” he said. “The camaraderie is the main aspect.” Kahny, who now lives in Whitewater Township, said he enjoys the rounds of golf that club members gather for every Friday from April through September, and the close friendships he’s made with the other members.

AXE Club members are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the club at a special dinner on Saturday, Nov. 13, at Miamiview Golf Club in Miamitown. Kneflin said he looks forward to seeing everyone and celebrating the milestone. “When we started the club, I had no idea that 70 years later the club would still be in existence,” he said. “It was not unusual for guys to form clubs back in those days, and many of the ladies formed sororities. Most of them have dwindled over the years, but I’m not sure why ours lasted. “I guess it’s just the close friendship of the guys who started it,” Kneflin said.

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Finneytown church baking up sweet treats By Heidi Fallon

What might look like a chaotic collection of chefs is really a well orchestrated kitchen brigade. It takes 20-25 volunteers to whip up the enormous batches of pastry that will

be for sale in December at the Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Finneytown. The women are members of Philoptochus, which translates from Greek to Friends of the Poor. Their Sweet Treats from the Greeks pastry sales are

an annual and tasty event that raises money for the group’s charitable and mission projects. “We start in October and bake right up until the last weekend before the sweet treats sales,” said Eleni Zaferes. The Kenwood woman is a rookie by Philoptochus standards, helping out for the past three years. Other members, like this year’s co-chairwoman and Eleni’s aunt, Pat Zaferes, of Cheviot, have been whisking eggs and rolling dough the last nine years. The women spend all day, one day a week bustling about the church kitchen. The conversations are interspersed with Greek and English. “I think I’m only one of three who are second generation Greek,” Eleni Zaferes said. “Everyone else here was born and raised in Greece.” Each week is devoted to


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Making sure the tea cookies measure up to their lofty standards are, from left, Maria Trester, Mina Sideris and Angie Rombis, all on the baking crew for the Sweet Treats from the Greeks pastry sale at the Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Finneytown. baking one of the seven pastries that will be for sale on Dec. 10-12. When they finally hang up their aprons, the women will have used an estimated 250 pounds of butter, 350 pounds of flour, 300 pounds of sugar and 75 dozen eggs. Rena Poneris, the other co-chairwoman and

Wyoming resident, said she volunteers for two reasons. “It’s fun,” she said, “and it helps with our philanthropic projects.” Not to mention, she gets to sample most of the pastries as they come out of the oven. No times have been set as yet for the December week sales.


This year’s Sweet Treats from the Greeks co-chairwomen Rena Poneris, left, and Pat Zaferes start rolling out the dough to bake batches of koulourakia, a twisted tea cookie, for the pastry sale at the Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Finneytown.

Man shot in Green Twp. home invasion Green Township Police and Hamilton County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a who allegedly entered a Green Township home and shot another man. According to the sheriff’s office, Michael Wesseling, 31, has been charged with one count of attempted murder and one count of felonious assault. Sheriff’s deputies and

Green Township officers were called to a home at 2889 Welge Drive in Green Township around 2 a.m. Friday, Nov. 5, for the report of a person shot. Bryan Ritsch, 30, was identified as the victim. He was taken to University Hospital for treatment and was listed in stable condition late last week. Police said a preliminary

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First Gonzaga Youth Scholarships awarded

Eighth-graders T.J. Ruwan and Nadya Streicher are the first recipients of the St. Aloysius Gonzaga Youth Scholarships. The full-tuition scholarships were established this year through the generosity of an anonymous St. Aloysius parishioner. All current sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students were given the opportunity to apply for the scholarships last spring.

Each applicant was asked to complete an essay on the topic: “Describe how you live your Catholic faith and, in particular, how you participate in and contribute to the life of your parish.” Essays were evaluated by three independent scorers and those scores were combined with each applicant's academic average and academic effort as determined by the school faculty.

Ruwan received the highest score among the male student applicants and Nadya Streicher among female student applications. Both students have continuously achieved A academic averages as well as the highest marks for academic effort. In addition, both have played key roles in school and parish service projects.


Eighth-graders T.J. Ruwan, left, and Nadya Streicher are the first recipients of the St. Aloysius Gonzaga Youth Scholarships.

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First honors: Bradie Anderson, Abigail Ball, Emily Benintendi, Jessica Bloemer, Sydney Brown, Shannon Bubenhofer, Kerrie Dailey, Gabrielle Dangel, Kaitlin Delape, Annalise Eckhoff, Candisse Fejer, Alyssa Fulks, Hannah Geckle, Olivia Justice, Rachel Koize, Cara Molulon, Julia Newsom, Heather Oberjohann, Elaine Parsons, Courtney Pomfrey, Holly Rack, Jillian Rapien, Anna Rentschler, Mariah Robinson, Lynn Schutte, Meghan Sontag, Ellen Steinmetz, Emma Webb, Madison Woodard and Amanda Ziegler. Second honors: Jessica Beal, Erin Belanger, Anna Buczkowski, Brianna Burck, Katelyn Burkhart, Taylor Buttelwerth, Caitlin Camardo, Kristen Clark, Amanda Cobb, Jessica Conway, Alexandra Cook, Danielle DiLonardo, Madeline Drexelius, Grace Folz, Megan Fulton, Taylor Gelhausen, Madyson Goist, Erin Harrington, Carly Hellmann, Annamarie Helpling, Monica Herrmann, Lindsey Kauffman, Margaret Keller, Emily Klensch, Clare Knecht, Madison Knecht, Emily Knollman, Mackenzie Koenig, Nicole Kuchenbuch, Elizabeth Kummer, Danielle Maraan, Michelle Maraan, Megan McGraw, Abigail Meeks, Holly Michel, Natalie Miranda, Gabrielle Mooney, Megan Mulvaney, Veronica Murray, Erin Nauman, Emma O’Connor, Leah Obert, Lauren Odioso, Kathryn Olding, Carrie Raterman, Alexandra Rauf, Laura Roberts, Margaret Roettker, Daniela Schulten, Stacy Smith, Rachel Spade, Carly Speed, Madeline Staubach, Ellie Thiemann, Keirstin Thompson, Mary Vosseberg and Hannah Wolterman.





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McAuley High School students recently participated in a breast cancer awareness project called Bras Across the Bridge. McAuley 1986 graduate Angela Jones Stein owns The Next Best Thing boutique in Kenwood, which is a sponsor and drop-off point for the fundraiser. On Sept. 24, the Purple People Bridge was strung from end to end with bras in support of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Stein asked McAuley students to collect bras for the cause; over 300 were collected and dropped off at The Next Best Thing. McAuley students are pictured with the collected bras.

Cincinnati State offers early childhood classes Cincinnati State Community and Technical College is partnering with the Great Oaks Career Campus at Diamond Oaks to offer one of the college’s most popular Early Childhood Education sequences. Starting in mid-November, Cincinnati State will offer its complete early childhood education child development associate (CDA) certificate curriculum at the Diamond Oaks campus, 6375 Harrison Ave. The CDA certificate curriculum provides the opportunity for students to meet the requirements of the Council for Early Childhood professional recognition’s child development associate credential. The courses leading to the CDA certificate are also part of a pathway toward the early childhood care and education associate degree offered at Cincinnati State’s main campus. The target audience for the CDA certificate includes home child care providers, community residents and high school seniors

in districts that are part of the Great Oaks network. High school students who have completed the high school early childhood education curriculum at Diamond Oaks will be able to receive credit for up to seven Cincinnati State CDA courses, enabling them to significantly accelerate their progress toward the CDA credential. Rayma Smith, dean of the Humanities and Sciences divisions at Cincinnati State, said the CDA certificate offered at Diamond Oaks offers: • complete course curriculum offered in the evenings at Diamond Oaks; • free and convenient parking; and • classes offered in wellequipped, state-of-the-art Diamond Oaks ECE classroom environment. The ECE degree and certificate programs at Cincinnati State are designed to meet the standards of the National Association for the

Helping out

Several St. Jude School students, including, from left, Lexie Carey, Mia Meinhardt and Stacey Kramer, helped prepare for Sophie’s Angel Run, founded in memory of Sophia Grace Meinhardt, who died in 2006 after she developed an atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor. Sophie’s Angel Run was established to help change the outcome of children diagnosed with brain tumors through pediatric research and keep her memory alive through an educational scholarship fund. This year, 2,416 people registered for the 5K walk/run. First-grader Mia, center, is Sophie’s big sister.


Education of Young Children, the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition (which sponsors the Child Development Credential) and the Ohio Department of Education. The first class of students in the Cincinnati State CDA Certificate program at Diamond Oaks will begin in the Late Fall Term, which starts Nov. 16. Classes will be available in the evenings beginning at 6 p.m. each week. Students who follow the prescribed enrollment plan will be able to complete their CDA Certificate in four terms, ending in summer 2011. Future plans call for the expansion of this curriculum at the Great Oaks Scarlet Oaks Campus in the spring 2011 for those in the northern regions of Cincinnati. Students interested in participating in the CDA Certificate program should contact the admissions office at Cincinnati State at 513-861-7700 or by e-mail at


First honors: Stephanie Ambach, Katarina Anhofer, Emily Bates, Cayla Brakers, T. Mackenzie Bryant, Stephanie Dailey, Nicole Emig, Kelsey Gibboney, Erin Hennard, Kelsey Heusmann, Paige Kranbuhl, Sara Krueger, Cassandra Lindeman, Rachel Lusheck, Kayla Morton, Shannon O’Connell, Kelly O’Shaughnessy, Kayla Orso, Abby Osborne, Danielle Pfeifer, Sarah Pierce, Samantha Rack, Brooke Sabatelli, Leah Schmidt, Abigail Thiemann, Cara Vordenberge, Erika Wagner and Sarah Workman. Second honors: Kristin Alverson, Julie Arnold, Samantha Ballway, Jessica Beiersdorfer, Gabrielle Bolin, Emily Brandt, Megan Brenner, Jacqueline Brunner, Sarah Buescher, Courtney Campbell, Rachel Clark, Kristen Conley, Alison Deitsch, Hailey Deyhle, Haley Donovan, Jessica Ellert, Jenna Foppe, Abigail Forry, Megan Fox, Rachel Frank, Emily Goddard, Olivia Grieszmer, Cassondra Gutwein, Ellana Hagedorn, Lisa Hellkamp, Kaitlyn Holley, Jessica Homer, Leanna Icard, Olivia Jester, Jessica Kerr, Elizabeth Kibler, Kristen Kluener, Abigail Krabacher, Christine Kristof, Sarah Kuhn, Emily Lewinski, Kira Liggins, Sara Masur, Allison Miller, Brianne Mullenger, Meghan Nauman, Alexis Obach, Clarissa Otis, Megan Paul, Bailey Pearce, Laney Pierani, Molly Pierani, Haley Poli, Julie Prendergast, Amber Raterman, Samantha Reid, Danielle Ripperger, Emilee Rumke, Joey Sabelhaus, Cassidy Sanders, Melissa Scherpenberg, Danielle Seiter, Alaina Silber, Madelynn Sillies, Jessica Skitt, Katie Solzsmon, Sidney Stacy, Marie Stevenot, Jenna Taylor, Arielle Torbeck, Karlie Torok, Cara Unger, Johannah Ungruhe, Malia Wenning, Rebekah West, Megan Williams, Marianna Wolf, Hannah Zapf and Dorsey Ziller.

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

First honors: Samantha Brock, Rebecca Davis, Megan Dollenmeyer, Amanda Dreyer, Mollie Effler, Christina Farwick, Marisa Grimes, Courtney Haverbusch, Grace Jacobsen, Celina Junker, Abbey Meister, Avery Menke, Kelly Neeb, Samantha Nissen, Rachael Oakley, Katherine Orth, Emily Paul, Holly Petrocelli, Carol Ratterman, Danielle Reynolds, Bridget Roden, Anna Rothan, Olivia Schaefer, Olivia Schmitt, Allison Schuler, Annie Schulz, Emily Schwartz, Brenna Silber, Kaitlyn Sterwerf, Sarah Stevens, Hannah Toberman, Claire Tonnis, Kelsey Voit, Cara Walden and Lauren Wilke. Second honors: Victoria Albert, Elyssa Anderson, Amber Bahrani, Taylor Baston, Alexis Bierbaum, Samantha Billinghurst, Whitney Bishop, Taylor Bove, Katherine Branscum, Elizabeth Bren, Olivia Browning, Jessica Bushman, Kiaritza Carballada, Mary-Kathleen Carraher, Abigail Chaulk, Allison Cimino, Olivia Conley, Madeline Crase, Elizabeth Crocker, Elizabeth Davish, Desiree Dick, Diane Dole, Abigail Doyle, Margaret Egbers, Jamie Ertel, Allysa Fago, Jessica Finnen, Brittany Fishburn, Savannah Frank, Caitlin Ginn, Elizabeth Giuliano, Meghan Goldick, Katherine Guban, Samantha Hayes, Molly Hennard, Amanda Herbert, Leah Houchens, Kayla Howard, Jena Huber, Jamaya Johnson, Sydney Jung, Miranda Kelsey, Morgan Kneip, Stephanie Kyle, Elizabeth Lawson, Elisa Manning, Hannah Marovich, Caitlin Martin, Jordann McNamara, Kayla Meiners, Courtney Merritt, Emily Meyer, Allison Moning, Katelyn Muench, Jamie Mushrush, Olivia Otting, Amie Overberg, Judith Pearce, Rachel Pierani, Taylor Pifher, Katelyn Richter, Danielle Riegler, Paige Rinear, Christine Ruhe, Rachel Rumpke, Allison Sansone, Amanda Schrand, Jessica Schulte, Emily Schute, Brittney Sheldon, Rebecca Slageter, Abigail Smith, Jaime Spears, Gabby Stepaniak, Megan Suer, Andrea Trach, Elizabeth Witzgall and Megan Zelasko.

First honors: Nicole Ashcraft, Erin Bergmann, Jayme Bittner, Meredith Bodkin, Alexa Bolin, Allison Bollin, Cassandra Brakers, Elizabeth Brock, Mary Broering, Kerry Caddell, Stephanie Clemons, Christine Conway, El-Asa Crawford, Bridget Crowley, Lindsey Decher, Elizabeth Doyle, Mary Findley, Susan Findley, Kathryn Flanigan, Colleen Flynn, Elise Hargis, Nicole Helmers, Sarah Herman, Anna Herrmann, Emily Jester, Justine Junker, Megan Kaake, Brittani Kohls, Melissa Kolb, Maria Lupp, Chelsey Maag, Sarah Maraan, Elizabeth Morris, Molly Murrison, Kelley Namaky, Amanda Rapien, Laura Rothan, Lauren Schneider, Rebecca Stock, Tayler Thress, Julia Timme and Emily York. Second honors: Kelli Baum, Jordan Beal, Jennifer Beck, Erin Bepler, Lydia Black, Emily Blessing, Emily Branscum, Danielle Browning, Jennifer Burgoyne, Sarah Bushman, Kimberly Calder, Chloe Caldwell, Delaney Campbell, Abigail Ceddia, Nina Clark, Anna Denuzio, Brianna Doxsey, Abigail Engel, Alyssa Finke, Nina Frondorf, Kathryn Geckle, Morgan Gelhausen, Kaitlyn Gerrety, Katherine Giglio, Rebecca Giuliano, Nora Goetzman, Allison Gold, Aimee Green, Sarah Haverkos, Andrea Heckle, Megan Heckmann, Malia Hess, Grace Hoesl, Erin Hoskins, Krista Issler, Myesha Jewell, Ashley Johns, Lauren Jones, Emily Kacner, Samantha Kent, Katlyn Klare, Jamie Kolb, Leslie Lohbeck, Elizabeth Loxterkamp, Hilary Massengale, Jordan McSayles, Samantha Morrissey, Catherine Murray, Ashley Musick, Shawn O’Brien, Samantha O’Hara, Carley Powell, Kaitlyn Powers, Melissa Quinlan, Amanda Rauf, Alysha Reed, Kelly Rogers, Rachel Romer, Madison Sabatelli, Allison Sander, Laura Schamer, Michelle Schmidt, Samantha Schooler, Kaitlyn Schwettmann, Kristen Seminara, Nicole Sifri, Megan Sparks, Claire Speirs, Morgan Tenkman, Lindsey Totten, Lindsey Trischler, Ellen Verkley, Kaylyn Von Korff, Mallory Waters, Brooke Weber, Katherine Wernke, Kayla Wilmes, Kathryn Yoder, Rachel Young, Sara Zech and Alexandra Zimmer.


Western Hills Press


November 10, 2010

Mercy Hospital has annual health fair Mercy Hospital Western Hills will host its annual health and wellness fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at the Mercy HealthPlex, which connects to Mercy Hospital Western Hills, 3131 Queen City Ave. The Mercy Western Hills Health and Wellness Fair will feature flu shots, free health screenings, and information on a wide range of health care topics, such as health and wellness, nutrition, diabetes education and smoking cessation.

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Cincinnati Oldies and Doo Wop Association will host a Holiday Dance from 8 p.m.midnight Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Cheviot Fieldhouse, 3722 Robb Ave. 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.

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La Salle High school will dedicate its flag pole at 6:20 p.m. on Veteran’s Day, Thursday, Nov. 11, in front of the school, 3091 North Bend Road. Publicity director David Jacob said the dedication will be in conjunction with the Campus Ministry Department’s Canned Food Collection Night. He said the school invites all Lancers who served in the military, police, fire, etc. to participate in this short ceremony. The donors of the flag, Denny and Sharon McManus, will be present as well.

Turkey dinner

Eden Chapel United Methodist Church will have its annual turkey dinner from 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at the church, 150 Dahlia Ave., Sayler Park. The church has been serving turkey dinners for the past 37 years. All food is homemade. Tickets at $8 for adults and $4 for youths 12 and under. Children 3 and under are free. Order tickets by calling the church at 13-941-4183.

Benefit walk

The fifth annual 5K walk/run in honor of the late Andy Geil will be Saturday, Nov. 13, in Price Hill. Meet at 8 a.m. in the St. William School parking lot, 4125 Saint William Ave. Early registration ended Nov. 6. The fee to register on race day is $25.

All proceeds benefit the St. William/Andy Geil Scholarship Fund.

Financial help

Kehoe Financial Advisors will host a complimentary education session at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, at Aston Oaks Golf Course, 1 Aston Oaks Drive, North Bend. “The focus will be to review what we know and don’t know about tax changes from a post-election perspective,” said Steven C. Kehoe, a North Bend resident and the firm’s principal. Topics include possible changes in taxation of dividends and capital gains, income tax and estate tax. Two West Side residents and CPA firms will present tax perspectives – Westwood resident Dan Owens of Von Lehman & Co., and John Wilson of Grear and Co. in Monfort Heights. Space is limited, so register to Lisa Baab at 481-8555, ext. 5, or e-mail by noon Monday, Nov. 15. There is no charge to attend.

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).

German program

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.


Player of the week

Mercy High School graduate and current sophomore at University of Mississippi, Amanda Philpot posted her first career triple-double (10K, 44A, 14D) with a career-high in kills and digs to help the Rebels rally for a 3-2 win at Alabama Oct. 24. Philpot was the SEC Offensive Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 24. Philpot more than doubled her kill average and upped her assist and dig average to lead the Rebels to the wins. The win pushed Ole Miss’ current win-streak out to seven consecutive matches and continued the Rebels’ best start in conference play in school history. The 44 assists is the second most in a match this season, coming up four shy of her career-high. The 14 digs bested her previous career-high of 13 set on Oct. 22 at Mississippi State. With the wins, the Rebels swept both Mississippi State and Alabama on the season and remained atop the SEC Western Division standings. Guided the Rebel offense on the weekend as Ole Miss out-hit both opponents. Philpot set at a .636 clip against Mississippi State to help the Rebels to victory on Oct. 22 night with 28 assists on 44 sets.


By Tony Meale

The Mother of Mercy High School volleyball team hit bottom. After a 3-0 start, the Bobcats staggered in September, losing four straight and six of eight to fall to 56 – including 1-4 in the GGCL – halfway through the regular season. Things were looking bleak. But that’s when the Bobcats caught fire, winning three straight and seven of eight – including four league matches – to improve to 127 (5-4). “We just started working together a bit more, and patience in our systems real-

ly paid off,” Mercy head coach Denise Harvey said. “We started to believe in ourselves a bit, and that Dinkelacker translated into consistent play.” The Bobcats finished the regular season 13-9 before winning playoff matches against Princeton, Anderson and Piqua – all of the 3-0 variety. But in the Division I Regional Semifinals Nov. 4, Mercy ran into Ursuline, which has put together one of the finest three-year stretches in Ohio high school volleyball history. The Bobcats fell 3-0 (25-




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9, 25-16, 25-11). Ursuline has now won 55 consecutive matches and 83 of its last 84 (entering the regional final against Lakota West Nov. 6). The Lions’ last regular-season loss was in 2007. Harvey didn’t hesitate in identifying the difference in the match. “Experience,” she said. “To have five or six or more seniors in your starting rotation, it makes a big difference. I felt we prepared as best we could, but (Ursuline has) been there before.” Mercy finishes the season 16-10 (5-5). The Bobcats were led by juniors Lindsey Dinkelacker (MB), a first-team all-league performer, and Marissa

Prinzbach (S), who nabbed second-team honors. “They were consistent,” Harvey said. “They kept that edge and competitive spirit very high for us each and every match.” Harvey also credited junior Jessica Hinkel (OH), saying, “She just plays front row and attacks. She did a great job.” Senior Megan Wanstrath (RS) and junior Morgan Redrow (DS) were honorable-mention all-league. Mercy graduates seniors Allie Hart, Leah Smith, Madeline Armstrong, Melissa Farmer and Megan Jones. Potential returnees include junior Anna Maffey, sophomores Katie Cosker and Abigail Dinkelacker and

freshmen Katie Klusman and Emily Wagner. Harvey said she wishes Ursuline and Mount Notre Dame, both of which advanced to the finals in their respective regions, the best of luck the rest of the way. “We want to show people how strong Cincinnati volleyball is, especially in the GGCL,” Harvey said. “And ultimately, you want to say you lost to the team that won state, but sometimes that’s still a tough pill to swallow.” A GGCL-Scarlet team has played in the state final every year since 1997 and has won 10 of the last 12 titles. Mercy last won state in 2007.

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The Presidents’ Athletic Conference honored Thomas More College junior punt returner/kick returner Kendall Owens, a La Salle High School graduate, as the PAC Football Special Teams Player of the Week. Owens posted 166 return yards for the unbeaten and ninth-ranked Saints in a 37-13 PAC victory over Westminster College. He posted three kick returns for 64 yards and ran back two punts for 102 yards, including a 96-yard punt return for a touchdown at the end of the third quarter with the Saints ahead just 23-13 at the time.

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Thomas More College junior forward Christy Green, a Mercy High School graduate, was named to the ESPN Academic All-District IV Women’s Soccer Third Team Nov. 2 by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Green carries a 4.0 GPA in nursing. She has appeared in all 17 matches for the Saints this season and has three points on one goal and one assist. Green has taken eight shots this season, including four shots on-goal for a .500 shot on-goal percentage. ESPN Academic All-District teams are voted on by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) within their respective district. District IV consists of member schools in the states of Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee and Alabama. In order to be eligible for nomination, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore and hold a 3.30 cumulative grade point average.

Western Hills Press

November 10, 2010


Elder High School senior Josh Makin led the Panthers to their second straight appearance at the Division I Cross Country State Championships.

The Elder High School cross country team, which finished runner-up to La Salle at districts and regionals, placed seventh at the State Cross Country Championships Nov. 6 at Scioto Downs in Columbus. Elder totaled 196 points, finishing behind Louisville (125), Medina (126), Cleveland St. Ignatius (148), Dublin Coffman (182), Toledo St. Francis De Sales (186) and St. Xavier (188). La Salle (252) finished 12th. In typical Panther protocol, Elder was led by seniors Josh Makin (16:04.3) and Josh Rieskamp (16:08.8), who finished 32nd and 37th, respectively. That duo finished in the top five at districts and in the top eight at regionals. Senior Corey Zielinski (16:13.3) finished 50th at state, while junior Nathan Lauck (16:18.8) followed at 59th. Juniors Jake Clark (17:09.6), Luke Schafer (17:28.6) and Joey Kelly (17:56.7) finished outside the top 120. Mason senior Zach Wills (15:19.8) finished first overall, winning his third

Oak Hills’ Lacewell performs at state Oak Hills High School senior Cody Lacewell performed at the Division I State Cross Country Championships Nov. 6 at Scioto Downs Race Track in Columbus. Lacewell finished 58th overall in a time of 16:18.6. Lacewell, a first-team allleague performer, advanced to state after finishing seventh at the regional meet, which was Oct. 30 at Troy, in a time of 16:05.4. He was sectional and GMC runner-up to three-time state champion Zach Wills of Mason. Aside from the state meet, Lacewell finished in the top seven in ever race he ran this year. “The best thing about Cody is that he isn’t afraid to work for what he wants,” Oak Hills head coach Joe Zeinner said. “Coming into the season, we told him for this team and for him to have success, we would need him to give us single digits every race. Not once did he ever lose focus. straight state title. Elder, which finished 10th at state in 2009, won seven meets this season. The Panthers were first of 21 teams at the Finish Timing Invitational, first of 28 at Lebanon, first of 29 at Galion, first of 17 at Troy, first of 15 at Fairmont, first of 14 at Father Rudy, and,


Oak Hills High School senior Cody Lacewell qualified for the Division I State Cross Country Championships. As a coach, I can’t explain how great it is to see someone work for what they want and achieve success.” perhaps most important, first at the Greater Catholic League Championship Oct. 16 at Rapid Run Park. Makin was GCL Runner of the Year for the second straight season. Rieskamp and Zielinski earned first-team honors, while Lauck made second team.

La Salle cross country finishes 12th at state By Tony Meale

The La Salle High School cross country team, which had been rated No. 1 in the state and won district and regional titles, had realistic hopes of winning its third state title in six years. Instead, the Lancers, running without injured senior and regional runnerup Ethan Bokeno, finished 12th at the Division I Cross Country State Championships Nov. 6 at Scioto Downs in Columbus. La Salle tallied 252 points. Louisville (125) won the team state title, followed by Medina (126) and Cleveland St. Ignatius (148). St. Xavier (188) and Elder (196) finished sixth and seventh, respectively. Senior Travis Hawes, performing at state for the fourth straight year, finished 20th overall in a time of 15:54.8 to lead La Salle. Senior Alex Thiery (16:12.0) followed at 48th,


The La Salle High School Big Red Express Cross Country team celebrates winning the Midwest Meet of Champions this past weekend, a first in the program's history. The team defeated seven of the top 10 teams in the state, including No. 2 Medina 107 - 115, for the second straight week defending state champions Cleveland St. Ignatius ranked No. 4, and Toledo St. John’s No. 5. The Lancers were led by all-state track seniors Travis Hawes, Ethan Bokeno, and Alex Thiery who all broke 16 minutes for the 5,000 meter course. They were closely followed by teammates Kevin Kluesener at 16 minutes, 1 second and junior Drew Michel at 16 minutes, 5 seconds. The team concludes the regular season this weekend at the Thomas Worthington Invitational. The Lancers are presently ranked No. 1 in the city and in the state. From left are Travis Hawes, Alex Thiery, Ethan Bokeno, Kevin Kluesener, Drew Michel, Mark Nie and Matt Nie. while junior Drew Michel (16:26.4) placed 74th. Junior Matt Schroeck (17:00.4) and senior Kevin Kluesener (17:00.5) fin-

ished 115th and 116th, respectively, while junior Marc Nie (17:09.7) was 123rd and senior Matt Nie (17:27.1) was 134th.

La Salle advanced to state after winning their fifth regional title since 2001. The Lancers placed five in the top 11 at districts, including Hawes and Bokeno, who finished first and second, respectively. Bokeno and Hawes finished second and ninth, respectively, at regionals, as the Lancers had five in the top 22. La Salle won several meets this year, including the Midwest Catholic Invitational at Carroll Sept. 25 and the Les Eisenhart Invitational at Thomas Worthington Oct. 9. The Lancers also finished second of 51 teams at the Louisville Trinity Invitational Sept. 18 and at the GCL Championship Oct. 16 at Rapid Run Park. La Salle finished 16th at state in 2009 and 15th in 2008 after winning backto-back state titles in 2005 and 2006. The Lancers have six top-two finishes at state since 2000, including a string of runner-up finishes from 2000 to 2002.


La Salle High School senior Ethan Bokeno led the Lancers to an appearance in the Division I Cross Country State Championships for the third straight year. Bokeno finished runner-up at regionals to Mason senior Zach Wills.


Western Hills Press

November 10, 2010

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St. X takes rematch against La Salle By Tony Meale

St. Xavier 30, La Salle 14

After losing a fourthquarter lead in a 27-24 loss to La Salle in Week 7, the Bombers took their King-ofthe-Road rivals out of the game early, jumping on top 21-0. St. Xavier junior tailback Conor Hundley ran 32 times for 150 yards and four touchdowns, three of which were from a yard out. La Salle senior quarterback Drew Kummer, who this year led the GCL in passing yards and broke the single-season school record for touchdown passes, got the Lancers on the board with a 6-yard pass to senior Brett Wiebell. La Salle trailed 21-6 at halftime. St. X added a 29yard field goal by Sean Duggan to make it 24-6, and Hundley notched his fourth touchdown of the night to give the Bombers a 30-6 lead in the fourth quarter. Kummer had a 10-yard touchdown pass to junior running back Antonio Nel-



La Salle High School senior quarterback tries to avoid the rush against St. Xavier.

St. Xavier ball carrier Max James scrambles on a keeper in the first quarter.

son to cap the scoring. St. X reached the 30point barrier for the third time this season, as the Lancers defensive woes continued. Through six weeks, La Salle allowed 21 points or fewer in every game, had two shutouts and yielded 7.8 points per contest. Over the Lancers’ final five games, however, they allowed 21 points or more every game and allowed an average of 26.6 points.

La Salle went eight games without allowing 30 points but allowed 30 or more in each of its last three. The Bombers controlled the line of the scrimmage for much of the night. St. X entered the game averaging 208 rushing yards per game in wins and just 95 in losses. St. Xavier head coach Steve Specht had lost his last two games at La Salle – both by three points.

He has never lost to the same team twice in one season. The 2010 Lancers became the first team in school history to start a season 9-0. Their 10-game winning streak dating back to last season was also the best in school history. La Salle, however, fell 31-28 in overtime at Elder Oct. 29 and was denied its first-ever outright league title. The Lancers instead shared the honors with Moeller. St. X, meanwhile, finished the regular season 5-4 after playing its typically challenging schedule. The Bombers started the season winning three of four before losing three of four. They won their regular-season finale, 19-9 against St. Ignatius. St. X (6-4, 1-2) advances to the regional semifinals to face Colerain (11-0, 7-0) Nov. 13. The Cardinals advanced after beating Hamilton 42-14. This marks the sixth straight year Colerain and St. Xavier will play each


St. Xavier junior tailback Conor Hundley carried 32 times for 150 yards and four touchdowns in a 30-14 playoff win over La Salle Nov. 6. The Bombers led 21-0 in the second quarter, avenging a 27-24 loss to the Lancers in Week 7. St. X advances to the regional semifinals to take on unbeaten Colerain. other. Specht is 4-2 with two shutouts against Colerain.

The Bombers won the last showdown 16-0 in Week 1 of the 2009 season.

St. X makes it 23 of 24; places 6th at state By Tony Meale


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Bellarmine College’s Nick Holmes, an Elder graduate, scores on this play against Xavier Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Cintas Center. Holmes was 3-6 and scored 6 points for the Knights. Bellarmine upset Xavier 63-61 in the exhibition game.


Bellarmine College’s No. 23 Steve Pogue, an Oak Hills High School graduate, guards Xavier’s Andrew Taylor in an exhibition game against the Musketeers Saturday, Nov 6.

For the 23rd time in 24 years, the St. Xavier High School cross country team performed at the state meet. “It’s very humbling to look at the number of teams that have made it to state,” St. X head coach Mike Dehring said. “It’s very gratifying the program has sustained itself over that long of a period. A lot of work from a lot of guys have gone into that.” This year was no exception. Buoyed by a balanced senior class, the Bombers finished second at districts (placing three in the top five and four in the top nine) and fourth at regionals (placing five in the top 30). St. X performed at the Division I State Cross Country Championships Nov. 6 at Scioto Downs Race Track in Columbus. The Bombers, which tallied 188 points, finished sixth behind Louisville (125), Medina (126), Cleveland St. Ignatius (148), Dublin Coffman (182) and Toledo St. Francis


St. Xavier High School senior Jack Butler of Loveland captained the Bombers to an appearance at the State Cross Country Championships. It was the 23rd time in 24 years St. X qualified for the state meet. De Sales (186). Dehring said his squad was aiming for a top-five finish but added anything in the top eight was acceptable. Senior captain Jack Butler of Loveland, a first-team all-league performer, finished 26th overall (15:58.1) to lead St. X. Dehring credited Butler’s leadership in races and practices throughout the season, saying, “He does a

lot behind the scenes and really cares for the guys on the team.” Senior Greg Sanders of Anderson (16:10.8) finished 45th; Sanders, another first-team all-league performer, ran on St. X’s state runner-up team in 2009. Sophomore Jake Grabowski of Anderson (16:25.6) and senior Robby Flannigan of Fairfield (16:27.8) had top-80 finishes, while seniors Andrew

Bombers fall short

Bachman (16:27.8) and Shomo Das (17:32.1) finished 81st and 138th, respectively. “Shomo and Andrew did a great job as seniors,” Dehring said. “This is their second year running cross country and to make the leap to varsity and to run in the state meet is very impressive.” Senior Taylor Ehrman of Western Hills (17:11.3), meanwhile, filled in for senior Drew Bolubasz of Anderson, who was unable to run due to influenza. Ehrman finished 124th overall. Bolubasz, Flannigan and Grabowski were secondteam all-league performers for St. X, which finished third at the GCL Championships this year. St. X, rated behind Elder and La Salle all season, finished ahead of both at state. Elder (196) was seventh, while La Salle (252), running without injured senior and regional runner-up Ethan Bokeno, was 12th. “One of the things that is typical of our guys,” Dehring said, “is they are very cerebral, very coachable and very hard-working.”


St. Xavier High School senior captain Kenny Archbold of West Chester finds some open space as three Centerville players rush to close the gap during the Division I Regional Semifinals Nov. 2 at Sycamore. The Bombers, which won a district title for the second time in three years, played unbeaten Centerville to a 0-0 stalemate in the first half before falling 3-0.

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BRIEFLY Nominate a player

The Anthony Muñoz Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2010 Offensive and Defensive Lineman of the Year Awards. Nomination forms can be found on the Linemen of the Year webpage and are due no later than Dec. 10. The awards recognize the top linemen of the Tristate for their accomplishments on the playing field. In keeping with the mission of the foundation, candidates will have to show

Ring of victory

a level of academic success and community involvement as well. Sixteen awards will be given recognizing winners in each of the Ohio high school football divisions as well as winners in Kentucky and Indiana respectively. From this group of winners, Anthony Muñoz and his selection committee will select two student-athletes to be recognized as the overall Offensive and Defensive Lineman of the Year at the Nation-

al Football Foundation-Scholar-Athlete Banquet. Several past winners have gone on to play collegiately: Zebrie Sanders (Florida State University), Connor Smith (The Ohio State University), Matt Miller (Brown University), and Marcus Rush (Michigan State University). For more information on the Anthony Muñoz Foundation or Linemen of the Year Awards, visit or call 7724900.


The Oak Hills High School freshmen football team rings the victory bell after a big 49-48 win against Greater Miami Conference rival Lakota East. The Highlanders freshmen team is undefeated in GMC play with two games remaining. From left are Ethan Skowronski, Austin Vail, Nick Hamm, Chad Cornelius and Tim Keeton.

SIDELINES Select basketball tryouts

The seventh-grade girls Cheviot Fire Select basketball tryouts are 7-8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10; 5-6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15; and 7-8 p.m., Wed. Nov. 17. Tryouts will be at Cheviot Field House on Robb Avenue. Call Ted Sontag at 382-0929.

Spring training

Oak Hills High School will conduct a six-week Spring Training 2011 baseball program for players in grades one through 12 from Jan. 30 to March 13. Oak Hills head coach Chuck Laumann will direct the program in conjunction with the U.S. Baseball Academy. Sessions are offered in advanced hitting, pitching and catching at a cost as low as $99 for six weeks. Space is limited. Registration is now under way. For more information, visit, or call 866-622-4487.



Aware Wildcats

St. James caps off an undefeated regular season by shooting a great team score of 133 at Robin’s Nest on Sept. 19 in the year-end tournament. They had scores of 31 (Johnny Popken) , 33 (Zach Smith), 34 (Zac Miller), and 35 (Ben York). Visitation was second with a score of 147, followed by Victory No. 1, Jude No. 1 and Victory No. 2. On the individual side, Jake Tiernan of St. Jude and Alex Sedler of Victory tied for low score with 36s. Jake came out the winner with a par on the first playoff hole to Alex’s 4. In front, from left, are Zac Cohen, Ben Helwig, Zach Smith and Ben York. In back, from left, are Andy Kah, Spencer Helwig, Johnny Popken and Zac Miller.

The St. Ignatius sixth-grade Wildcats football team faced St. Antoninus for the weekly game Oct. 10. To promote the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, they decided to don pink stockings and wrist bands for this game. Bobby Freolich, son of head coach Randy Freolich thought it would be a great idea. The St. I Wildcats won the game. The team includes, from left: First row, Billy Daugherty, Jake Smith, Rusty Kautzmann; second row, Nick Reilag, Spencer Morgan, Keith Newland, Mark Kluesman, Zack McMahan, Jeremy Lucas, Ben Wenning and Ben Morran; third row, Austin Diesel, Nick Stroube, Baron Hunsche, Sam Harding, Jake McCarthy, Joe Hartman, Bobby Freolich, Sam Poli and Kurt Rolfes.


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2008 levels?

John Boehner said that the goal is to bring spending back to 2008 levels. That is an open statement. In 2008, our low point came on June 27 when we were going in debt at the rate of $52,704,196 per hour; our high point came on Nov. 18 at $120,395,319 per hour. We started 2008 going in debt at $60,771,475 per hour and we ended 2008 going in debt $115,545,013 per hour. Just for the record, on Sept. 30, prior to the financial meltdown, we were going in debt $88,075,325 per hour. While the 2008 levels are much better than Obama’s indebtedness of $200 million per hour, none are good enough. Use any of the 2008 numbers and you guarantee our grandchildren Third World status. I hope Republicans are paying attention to what England is

doing: Eliminating 500,000 government jobs and cutting budgets (even the Queen’s budget is being cut 14 percent). Obama grew our government by 16 percent in 2009 alone; not acceptable. Nancy Pelosi, our 60th Speaker of the House, spent more money than the first 59 combined; likewise, not acceptable. America will be watching our 61st Speaker of the House. By the way, a good start, eliminate earmarks. Al Ostendorf Cheviot

Points to ponder

• Talking points … the standard campaign speech when they have nothing original to say. Repetition works. Instill doubt and discontent. • Washington is broken … heard that same thing for years.

Ironic that we keep electing the same old people who broke it in the first place. • No taxes … we want fire and police protection, highways, bridges, schools and parks as long as someone else pays for it. A war is a good place for our tax dollars but “progress” costs too much. • Smaller government … until we want quick public service, there is an oil spill, a hurricane, a flood or too many immigrants. But hands off my Social Security and Medicare. (Gov. Ted Strickland downsized Ohio government.) • Term limits … good idea. Will our elected officials vote for it? Is 14 or 28 years enough? Nah! (Obviously we really don’t care.) • Name game … We’ve all heard “freedom fries,” “death tax,” “Obamacare,” “shock and awe,” “drill baby drill.” (Adolescents at work.) • Jobs … Who’s hiding the

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

What message would you like to send our veterans in honor of Veterans Day on Thursday, Nov. 11? “Thank you so much for putting your lives on the line to fight for our freedom. It is truly appreciated!” C.F. “That all we have in the way of freedom is because of their service and sacrifice.” B.N. “Thank you and God bless you, that you were there to step up to the challenges of defending this great nation. It is the sacrifices that you made, putting your country’s honor above all, that make we as Americans, proud!” C.A.S. “Thank you to all the veterans for their service to our country. We can never repay you enough for your sacrifice; our country is indebted to you and your families for what you did, defending and protecting our freedom and our way of life. May we all do a better job of appreciating our veterans and what they mean for to our country. Without them, we wouldn’t be the great nation that we are today.” C.J.G. “Would like to say a sincere THANKS. If a veteran cannot go to a Veterans Day celebration at one of our many wonderful memorials, I will be there for you.” M.M. “Thank you for the time you gave being away from your families and risking you life so that we as Americans could all remain free.” L.S. “I want to SHOUT THANK YOU

Next question Do you think the new Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives will be more or less effective than the current House? Why or why not? 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. … to all our veterans. They are the true heroes. They give and give and give. They ACT instead of talk. They step forward and do the hardest job ever … defending our freedoms. They give the best of themselves and I AM FOREVER GRATEFUL!” L.D. “The message I would like to send to all veterans in honor of Veterans Day is a million thank yous. “Thank you for protecting our freedoms, our country, our values, our countrymen. “Thank you for giving up time with your family in order to serve our country. “Thank you for showing compassion and generosity to the children and innocent people in wartorn areas. “Thank you for the many sacrifices made in the past and now making for our country. “To all who have given their lives when serving our country, a special thank you, we will always remember their sacrifice. For those injured in the service of our country, I pray for a speedy recovery if possible, with the knowledge that injuries received were made for the greater good. Truly our military are heroes. The public does not always tell the military how thankful we as a country are for your bravery and sacrifice. “Happy Veteran's Day! Thank you!” K.K

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magic wand? Manufacturing is gone. Unions created the middle class but workers got greedy. Right? Tech jobs require education. Cut civil rights and education department. Like what? (Ohio’s education rating improved during the last four years.) Ann Thompson Green Township

Robison says thanks

I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you who supported my campaign this year. As a firsttime candidate we made great strides. The 31st District as it currently exists was drawn to be held by a Democrat. Republicans have lost by 31, 39, 35 and 37 percent. This year we mounted an aggressive campaign, coming up 9 percent short. I am very proud of our effort, and am confident our message of lower taxes, less spending,

ON THE BALLOT Here are the results for local elections. For complete returns, go to Cincinnati.Com/election.

U.S. Representative 1st District Steve Chabot – 101,691 Steve Driehaus – 87,394 Jim Berns – 2,977 Rich Stevenson – 1,914

Judge Ohio Court of Appeals – 1st district Sylvia Sieve Hendon – 132,767 Martha Good – 88,605

Judge Ohio Court of Appeals – 1st District

Pat Fischer – 128,585 William L. Mallory Jr. – 109,699

State Senator – 9th District

Eric H. Kearney – 50,862 Deborah M. McKinney – 22,252 Jessica L. Mears – 2,548

State Representative – 30th district Bob Mecklenborg – 36,383 Richard G. Luken – 9,233

State Representative – 31st District Denise Driehaus – 11,993 Mike Robison – 9,887

State Representative – 32nd District Dale Mallory – 17,578 Erik Nebergall – 6,520 Ryan Printy – 846

Judge Court of Common Pleas

Jody Marie Luebbers – 157,161

Judge Court of Common Pleas

Robert P. Ruehlman – 160,608

Judge Court of Common Pleas

John Andrew West – 150,218

Judge court of Common Pleas Ralph E. Winkler – 158,752

Judge court of Common Pleas

Nadine Allen – 121,832 Megan E. Shanahan – 111,285

Judge Court of Common Pleas – Juvenile

County Commissioner

John M. Williams – 112,359 Tracie Hunter– 109,512

Chris Monzel – 152,879 Jim Tarbell – 117,813

County Auditor

Tom Brinkman Jr. – 150,218 Dusty Rhodes – 117,813

Judge Court of Common Pleas – Domestic Relations Jon H. Sieve – 116,415 Stephen L. Black – 106,161


Judge Court of Common Pleas – Domestic Relations

Susan Laker Tolbert – 153,608


Cheviot – Tax Levy renewal 1.5-mill 5-year for roads For – 1,615 Against – 799

Addyston – Referendum proposed ordinance 2010-04 for employee compensation Yes – 115 No – 102

Cleves – Tax levy replacement 6-mill 5-year for current expenses For – 465 No – 462

North Bend – Tax levy renewal 1-mill 5 years for life squad and EMS For – 392 Against – 89

Green Township Precinct OO – local option – Sunday sales at Bridgetown Finer Meats – wine and mixed beverages 10 a.m.-midnight Yes – 322 No – 77

Humble Covedale stands united Like branches from a tree, Covedale and Price Hill have similar origins in that neither were ever self-governing incorporated areas. So they never had legal boundaries. This has allowed the perceived boundaries of these contiguous communities to shift with time, subject to the acceptance of local residents. Perhaps there is no better description of boundary’s that gives us an insight into West Side culture than what was written in 1894. “Price Hill extends from Fairmount on the north to the Ohio river on the south, and from the brow of the Millcreek Hills on the east, westwardly indefinitely.” The romantic idea of an infinite Price Hill reflects the character standards of its namesake Reese Price, an abolitionist and a theocrat – one who rules in or lives under a form of government that is divinely guided. The idea has a missionary quality, propagating a fraternal “you’re one of us” culture – a culture that is the origin of the West Side’s solidarity. Today the remnants of this cul-

ture extend the “West Side” frontier to the far reaches of Hidden Valley, West Harrison and Bright Ind., where many residents adorn Jim Grawe their cars with “I Community Love Price Hill” Press guest bumper stickers. Sadly, howcolumnist ever, this culture as it relates to Covedale has not been kind, as it has traditionally questioned the legitimacy of the Covedale identity, which brings to mind the words of James Howard Kunstler: “It is tragic when people recklessly erase their cultural memory.” Unfortunately, today as in the past, there are a few Price Hill zealots who believe they are crusaders for social justice. Instead they are an embarrassment to Reese Price’s legacy. Using sophisticated propaganda and repression, they stifle public discussion and suppress our Covedale heritage. Now, wielding their political power, they secure public funds to

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limited government and West Side values was received by thousands throughout our community. I congratulate Rep. Denise Robison Driehaus on her victory. I hope that she will work with Republicans and Democrats alike to get people back to work and get Ohio back on track. On the campaign trail I spoke with countless individuals who are struggling to make ends meet. It’s time to quit playing politics and put the people first. Thank you again to all who volunteered, contributed, encouraged, prayed for and voted for our campaign. We made a difference, and gave people a choice. Mike Robison Westwood

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erect West Price Hill signs within the accepted Covedale boundaries, even after being informed that it would upset a great number of local residents. And they cloak their recklessness in righteousness by continually reminding us, in schoolyardlike fashion, that “The city doesn’t recognize Covedale!” Covedalians have always struggled to shed light on the shadows of their obscurity. For many, Covedale’s entire past has retreated into the realm of myth – a mere “Realtors’ term” supposedly contrived to discredit and infringe upon the perceived “official” Price Hill boundaries. But now, as we sift through the Dumpster of history piecing together our cultural memory, we have a new sense of self and a new spirit. And today, although our demeanor is inconspicuous and humble by nature, in true West Side fashion, we stand united, ready to resist any attempt to squelch the Covedale Renaissance or dash our optimistic expectations for the future. Jim Grawe is co-founder of the Covedale Neighborhood Association.



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Elder High School students continue trek for others By Kurt Backscheider

Elder High School students took to the streets throughout the West Side once again for the school’s 37th annual Walk for Others fundraiser. Students donned their purple attire and set out on a 12-mile trek through Price Hill,

Green Township, Cheviot and Westwood on Monday, Oct. 18. Trina Schapker-Niemer, Elder’s annual fund director, said students set out to raise $68,000, and they surpassed their goal by raising more than $73,000. She said 75 percent of the funds raised will go toward tuition assistance and the other 25 percent goes to area charities. She

said Project El-Moe, Imago, Our Daily Bread and Miracle League Adapted Baseball are just a few of the organizations the fundraiser supports. Niemer said more than 500 Elder students took part in this year’s walk, each raising at least $80 in order to participate. She said while all faculty members have assignments during the annual walk, this

year 26 faculty members walked or ran the course with the students. Each year the school hosts a T-shirt design contest, allowing students the chance to create a slogan or design for the official Walk T-shirt. Students vote on the designs, and this year’s winner was Ian Gunn and his “My Life is Elder” theme and design.

Elder High School freshmen, left to right, Clay Sohngen, Chris Stegge, Nick Antone, Danny Russell and Ryan Bihl are all smiles during the school’s Walk for Others.

Many of Elder High School’s faculty members participated in the annual Walk for Others. Elder teachers and wrestling coaches Rob Oberjohann, left, and Pete Suer catch a glimpse of the camera during their trek.

From left, math teacher Dave Rapien, Principal Tom Otten and campus minister Roger Auer make their way along Glenway Avenue during Elder High School’s annual Walk for Others. Members of Elder High School’s cross country team, who were champions of the GCL this year, get in an early run during the school’s annual Walk for Others.


A sea of purple could be seen on streets throughout the West Side during Elder High School’s annual Walk for Others. Here students walk along Harrison Avenue in Green Township, on their way to Cheviot.

CreativeLiving This Week!


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November 10, 2010


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


Holiday Bazaar, 7-10 p.m., Aston Oaks Golf Club, 1 Aston Oaks Drive, Shopping in Banquet Center with 30 vendors. Cash bar available. Dinner available in OakLeaf Restaurant. Includes acoustic music. Free. 467-0070, ext. 3; North Bend.


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


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.


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.


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. F R I D A Y, N O V. 1 2


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.


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

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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.


Wine Tasting, 4-7 p.m., Bridgetown Finer Meats Wine Shop, 6139 Bridgetown Road, $10. 574-3900; Bridgetown.



Wine Tasting, 2-5 p.m., Bridgetown Finer Meats Wine Shop, $10. 574-3900; Bridgetown. Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction, 47:30 p.m., Zion United Methodist Church, 4980 Zion Road, Free, donations accepted for dinner; $1 for auction bidder ID. 9414983. Cleves.


Weight Management Class, Noon-1 p.m., Curves - Miami Heights/Cleves, 3797 Shady Lane, Free. 467-1189. Miami Heights.

Paula Gerhardt, 7 p.m., Refuge Coffee Bar, 5010 Glenway Ave., Singer-songwriter. 4294215; Price Hill.


Unnecessary Farce, 8-10 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.


ART EXHIBITS 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.

Reasons To Believe, Cincinnati, 1:15-4 p.m., Cincinnati Christian University, 2700 Glenway Ave., Professors Dan Dyke and Hugh Henry teach how study of words can be tool to increase understanding of difficult passages in Bible, specifically demonstrated in creation account. Includes questions-andanswer session. Family friendly. Free. 614554-0539. East Price Hill.



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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. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Environmental Services. Through Nov. 21. 946-7755; Green Township.


Holiday Boutique, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Joseph Church - North Bend, 25 E. Harrison Ave., Crafts, raffle, lunch and more. With the St. Joseph Ladies Society. Free. 574-8990; North Bend. Shiloh Craft Boutique, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 5261 Foley Road, Handmade crafts. Free. 451-3600; Delhi Township. Craft Show, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Dater Montessori School, 2840 Boudinot Ave., Handmade, one-of-a-kind items, treats and door prizes. Free. 363-0900. West Price Hill.

Jess Lamb, 7 p.m., Refuge Coffee Bar, 5010 Glenway Ave., 429-4215; Price Hill.


English Channel, pictured, will perform at a benefit for cancer patient Jim Day, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at Globetrotters Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6428, 140 Main St. in Addyston. Day, a married father of four, has Stage 4 melanoma. Tickets are $25 or $40 per couple. The evening will include appetizers, beer, soft drinks, silent auction and prizes. Reservations are required. Call 245-8911. M O N D A Y, N O V. 1 5


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.


Hot Wax, 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.


Habitat Restoration: Whitetail Woods, 9 a.m.-noon, Sayler Park, Parkland Avenue and Monitor Street, Help clear non-native Amur honeysuckle, euonymus and garlic mustard, which are threats to native plant and animal survival. Call or e-mail for address and directions. 922-2104; e-mail; Sayler Park. S U N D A Y, N O V. 1 4

ART EXHIBITS 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.


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. Field trips on Wednesdays. Ages 8-10. Registration required. 471-4673, ext. 15. West Price Hill.


Year-Round Gardening, 6:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Porch Pizzazz: Dressing your front door and porch for the upcoming holiday season. Learn new ideas for planning and maintaining garden throughout the year. Adults only. Free. Presented by White Oak Garden Center. 385-3313; Monfort Heights.

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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.

CIVIC Green Township Democratic Club Monthly Meeting, 7 p.m., Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road, Discussion of current issues. Split-the-pot. Includes refreshments. New members welcome. Free. 5744308. Green Township.


Green Township Historical Association Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road. 598-3100. Green Township.


Senior Book Club, 10 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Free. “Panther in the Sky” by James Alexander Thom. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4472. Green Township.


Oak Hills Special Needs Network, 7-8:30 p.m., Oak Hills High School, 3200 Ebenezer Road, For adults with special needs and those without. Includes games and socializing. Bring a favorite game and a snack to share. 574-4641; e-mail Green Township.


Movers and Shakers, 10:30 a.m., Westwood Branch Library, 3345 Epworth Ave., Music and movement for toddlers. Ages 12-36 months. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4474. Westwood.


Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 9467755; Green Township.


The Cincinnati Germans in the Civil War, 2-4 p.m., German Heritage Museum, 4790 West Fork Road, Presented by Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann, German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati president and curator of the German Heritage Museum. Translated copies of Col. Gustav Tafel’s “The Cincinnati Germans” available. Free. Presented by German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati. 574-1741; Green Township.


Mount Symphonic Band, 3-4 p.m., College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road, College Theatre. Music of the British Isles. Works included: “An Original Suite” by Gordon Jacob, “The Vanished Army” by Kenneth J. Alford, “The Harbour: Sunday Morning” by Philip Sparke and “Crown Imperial” by Sir William Walton. Free. 244-4863. Delhi Township.


The Second City, the premier comedy company and school of improvisation, comes to Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park for “Second City Does Cincinnati: Pride and Porkopolis” through Dec. 23. The company presents an original show about all things Cincinnati, including flying pigs and Who Dey. Shows on Tuesdays through Fridays will include an improvisational segment based on audience suggestions. Tickets are $25-$67. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 7 p.m. Sundays. Call 513-421-3888 or visit

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


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


The famed Vienna Boys Choir comes to Music Hall at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12. Tickets are $25, $35 and $40. They will perform Austrian folk songs and waltzes, classical masterpieces, pop songs, holiday favorites and medieval chant. Call 513-6212787 or visit


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What love wants to do if we let it live with us Once puberty arrives love quietly starts to become an enticing aspect of life. Early on we collect posters of our favorite celebrity, buy their songs, and even discover a girlfriend or boyfriend we blush to tell others about. We feel exciting urges in our bodies, begin to date, and eventually dream of the day we’ll marry. Love is equated with sexuality and seen as a Happy-Maker. Not until much, much later do we find out what love really is. Some of us never find out. One of life’s best opportunities to teach us about real love is marriage. That’s because when we get married, love itself comes to live with us. In “The Mystery of Marriage,” author Mike Mason says, “That thing we have been chasing ever since we were old enough to believe (however naively) that it must or could be sought, has taken off its clothes and stretched

itself out on our own bed and announced that it is here to stay. “Suddenly … that which was unapproachable becomes that which cannot be Father Lou gotten rid of. Guntzelman What was most glamorous and Perspectives exciting seems to insist, now, on being the most ordinary thing in the world.” Marriage presents us with a very important question. It’s a question similar to the query about the dog chasing the car: What happens if he catches it? Now the question for us is: What do we do with love – or permit love to do to us – once we think we have finally caught it? For those unacquainted with

love’s ways, marriage can eventually come to be seen as a trap or an imprisonment. Certainly, in our youth, we always hoped love would come and live with us. But we imagined its chief task would be to make us happy and fulfill all our romantic fantasies ever after. Yet – sooner or later – the love that lives with us begins to seem erratic, unpredictable, less exciting or even disappointing. We begin to quietly wonder if this really is love who came to live with us, or is it an impostor. Many spouses are actually surprised to find out what love can be like underneath its charming exterior. Of course, love knows more about reality than we do. And the younger or less formed we are, the less we suspect love’s actual agenda. Even if it tried to tell us, it would sound too mysterious or

preposterous. Thankfully, Joseph Campbell put it into words for us: “I think one of the problems of marriage is that people don’t realize what it is. They think it’s a long love affair and it isn’t. “Marriage has nothing to do with being happy. It has to do with being transformed, and when the transformation is realized it is a magnificent experience. “But you have to submit. You have to yield. You have to give. You just can’t dictate.” Happiness is never a permanent state. Remember, happiness is commonly compared to a beautiful butterfly that can’t be caught, but occasionally alights on our shoulder. Happiness is elusive, our transformation increasingly becomes permanent. It is all about our enlargement and growth as a person. Yet, to be honest, enlarge-

ment generally comes only through suffering. But if we’re willing and working accomplices, transformation brings with it increased consciousness and wisdom. These invariably arise out of conflict and the tension of opposites. In marriage, love has quite a job. It has two sets of consciousness and unconsciousness with which to work, two egos and two hearts, and two lives to raise up to human heights and fulfilled potential. Maybe the dog doesn’t know what to do with the car it catches up to, but love knows what it wants to do with the two lives with whom it lives. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Be cautious when buying rehabbed homes With extremely low interest rates and a glut of homes on the market, this is a great time to buy. But, you need to beware of homes put on the market through foreclosure. Some have been rehabbed before being put back up for sale and, unless you’re careful, you could be buying a big headache. Erin Bohannon-Chenault learned rehabbed homes can come with lots of problems. She and her husband thought they were getting a good deal on a house in Fairfield. “All we know is it was a rehab and they had fixed it up. From what we knew everything was new. They said they had put in new appliances, new water heater – that’s what they had told us,” she said. At first glance everything looked great, but then they hired a home inspector. “There was a big prob-

lem with the wiring and the electricity. It was going to be dangerous if they didn’t fix Howard Ain it,” she Hey Howard! said. Another problem was the gas line in the fireplace. “They were supposed to yank it out or at least shut it off. We found out they didn’t do that because we had a gas leak,” she said. As a result, several family members were sick for days. Another gas leak was also discovered at the newly installed water tank. Despite having a home inspection, BohannonChenault discovered she couldn’t use their new washing machine because the plumbing in the house was bad.

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“One of the drains is actually broken even though the property disclosure form says everything is fine,” she said. Bohannon-Chenault said she’s learned she cannot rely on the homeowner disclosure form. The form also said there was no water leakage in the basement but a close inspection revealed not only had a leak been repaired but there were other leaks that had not been fixed. “Here I thought this was our dream house. We’re a young couple and it’s just been a nightmare since we moved in,” BohannonChenault says. She’s now looking for an attorney to see if she can get out of the purchase because she says there are so many undisclosed problems. Repairs to the house will run into the tens of thousands of dollars. As I see it, part of the problem was all the people


she hired to protect her had an interest in her buying the house. The home inspector had been recommended by her real estate agent. That’s a conflict of interest because the inspector may believe he or she has to give the home good reviews in order to keep getting recommended by the real estate agent. If you see water leaking through the basement walls


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Ahoy, sea foam candy recipes are on the horizon and when I put the baking soda in the cooked mixture, it foamed up and I was in awe of the way it looked. That little candy making experiment gave me a lifelong curiosity of food

When I was little, one of the first candies I attempted to make on my own was called “sea foam candy.” I know it contained vinegar, sugar and baking soda, among other ingredients,

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Ellen Meece’s sea foam candy for Christmas

Ellen, a Madeira reader, said she has been making this for 50 years and her daughter, Sherry, always reminds her to be sure to make it. 2 egg whites, room temperature (large eggs) 2 cups light brown sugar, packed 1 ⁄2 cup granulated sugar 1 ⁄3 cup white corn syrup 1 ⁄2 cup water 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 ⁄2 cup broken walnut or pecan kernels Put egg whites into a large mixing bowl. Put all other ingredients (except vanilla and nuts) into a 3-quart saucepan, stir thoroughly and place on medium heat. Boil to hardball stage (256 degrees) do not stir, but with a pastry brush dipped into cold water frequently wipe sugar crystals down sides of saucepan. Just wipe the sides of the pan, do not add more water

to syrup. Remove from heat to cool, while beating egg whites until stiff, then slowly add syrup, beating in thoroughly. Continue beating at slower rhythm, until past sticky stage and candy begins to get creamy and hold shape. At this point, add nuts and vanilla, stirring to blend. Quickly drop in mounds on waxed paper using teaspoon. Ellen’s tip: Do not undercook syrup. Also, be sure candy reaches creamy stage. (The candy will lose its shiny texture). One must work quickly when spooning the candy into mounds.

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Diane Jeynes sent this recipe in from her late cousin, Dorothy. “It’s a favorite from Dorothy, who worked for the Kroger Food Foundation a number of years ago,” Diane said.

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Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Hardball stage is between 250 degrees to 265/266 degrees. Mixture will form a hard ball when dropped into cold water. If you take it the ball out, it won’t flatten. It will still be hard, but can be squashed a bit.

Hash browns and goetta casserole: The real deal

Kathy Burkhardt will be so happy that Rosie Kennedy, a Fort Mitchell reader, found this recipe for her from the Enquirer in 2007. 8 frozen hash brown patties 8 slices goetta 3 cups shredded sharp cheddar 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack 1 scallion, thinly sliced 7 eggs 1 cup milk 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 ⁄4 teaspoon pepper Place hash brown patties in a single layer in a greased 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Top with goetta slices, sprinkle with cheeses and scallions. In a bowl, beat eggs, milk, salt and pepper until well combined. Pour over other layers in dish. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for an hour. Uncover and bake 15 more minutes longer or until edges are golden brown and knife inserted near center comes out clean. Serves eight. Can be assembled the night before and refrigerated. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@ with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.


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BRIEFLY Day care anniversary

The St. James Child Development Center in Westwood will celebrate 40 years of serving families on the West Side Tuesday, Nov. 16. The center is asking former parents and students to write them with memories of the day care center. Those who are interested in sharing their memories can contact Linda Gromen at

and counselor Kyna Southworth to learn more about academic and extracurricular opportunities. A brief tour of the school is also included. Those interested are asked to RSVP to Dawn Stoll, with the names of all planning to attend, by calling 467-7102 or e-mailing stoll_d@ The RSVP deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 17.

Early Thanksgiving

See what life was like over 200 years ago with historical reenactments during Thanksgiving on the Ohio Frontier at Shawnee Lookout 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13. Interpreters with the Society of Northwest Longhunters will reenact the first Thanksgiving between early European settlers, Shawnee Native Americans and military personnel. Special exchanges between settler and Native Americans occur at the top of each hour and samples of period fare will be available for tasting from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. inside the Shawnee Lookout Log Cabin. This program is free and open to the public. Shawnee Lookout is at 2008 Lawrenceburg Road in Miami Township, Hamilton County. A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($10 annual; $2 daily) is required to enter the parks. For additional information, go to or call 513-521-PARK (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 4516737.

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Eighth-graders who live in the Oak Hills Local School District but attend parochial schools are invited, along with their parents, to an information session about Oak Hills High School. The event runs from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, at the high school, 3200 Ebenezer Road. Students will meet with Oak Hills Principal Jeff Brandt

Annual train show

The Queen City Hi-Railers model train hobbyists will assemble working model train layouts for an elaborate holiday display at the Green Township Senior Center again this year. The display will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, and Sunday, Nov. 21, at the center, 3620 Epley Road.

Holiday craft fair

A craft fair/bake sale will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 5841 Werk Road Proceeds to benefit various charities including First Lutheran Church, downtown Cincinnati.

Holy Chow! cooking

Joanne Giovanna Delli Carpini Trimpe has lived and

cooked on three continents. She is currently the head chef at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral. She will share her Latin American, Italian, and North American recipes at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Covedale Branch Library, 4980 Glenway Ave. Win door prizes and sample some of her cooking. Books will be available for sale and signing. Registration is recommended. Call 513369-4460 to register.

Library programs offered

The Monfort Heights branch library is offering a number of programs this month. The Senior Book Club meets at 10 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road. At the meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 16, the group will discuss “Panther in the Sky” by James Alexander Thom. On Tuesday, Dec. 20, the book will be “Shirley, Goodness and Mercy,” by Debbie Macomber. The Memoirs Club meets at 10 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month at the branch, 3825 West Fork Road. Members share ideas and writing techniques to help write their own memories. For more information on these and other library programs, call the Monfort Heights Branch at 369-4472 or go to

youth activities. Admission is free, and includes free pops and snacks. Games include seven-card stud, Omaha, Texas Hold ‘Em, 2-5 limit, 1-3 no limit and $25 sit and go single table tournaments. No one under 21 admitted. For information, contact Gordon Smyth, 513-477-8481 or

MSD project complete

The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati has completed its sewer construction project in Green and Miami townships. The project included the installation of 16,800 linear feet of new 24-inch to 36-inch diameter trunk sewer line and eliminated the outdated Wesselman Woods Wastewater Treatment Plant. The project also provides sewer service to properties along the new sewer route. MSD’s contractor, Triton Services began construction work in August, 2008 and completed it in September, 2010. Construction began on Wesselman Road approximately 800 feet north of Buffalo Ridge Road and ended approximately 1,000 feet east of Rybolt Road. Restoration activities are now almost complete with plans to place the final asphalt cap on the sections of Wesselman Road used by MSD. The Wesselman Woods Wastewater Treatment Plant was dismantled and removed. The Wesselman Road Interceptor Sewer Construction project is part of MSDGC’s Project Groundwork, which is designed to make our communities clean-

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Fame names

It’s time to submit your nominations for the Oak Hills Distinguished Alumni, Distinguished Staff, and the Hall of Honor. Information about the nominations and forms are available on the school district website at These are three separate honors that will be presented to winners at the Oak Hills Educational Foundation scholarship and awards dinner in May 4. The deadline for submitting nominations is Feb. 4.

Park permits

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 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.

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BLOC bike ride helps students, families The first BLOC Aid Bike Ride on Oct. 17 raised more than $9,000 to benefit local students and families. Bicyclists rode 30 miles from Price Hill to Cleves and back, raising awareness of the need for after school programming to give students living in these communities a positive and safe alternative. Funds raised by

the ride benefit BLOC Ministries, a non-profit group that has provided after school activities in Cleves since 1998 and in Price Hill starting in 2003. The ride was a community effort, with riders themselves hailing from as far away as Monroe and as close as a few blocks from the starting line at Price Hill

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Kroger on Warsaw Avenue. Students from Taylor High School Key Club, members from ride sponsor North Bend Yacht Club, and BLOC volunteers handed out water, served lunch and congratulated riders upon their arrival back up the hill. Officers from District Three Police department, Addyston and Cleves, as well as the Hamilton County Sheriff Office supervised the route, even offering a bicyclist abandoning the route a ride back. “It’s been great to be a part of a community that comes together like this to support the students and families who rely on our four BLOC Houses. We open our doors to offer programs like tutoring, fitness training, computer classes and a safe


place to be off the streets after school,” said Dwight Young, executive director of BLOC Ministries. “It’s those hours from 3-6 p.m. where we fill the gap, the hours that statistically young people are more likely to experiment with drugs, alcohol or sex. “ Money raised from the benefit ride will go directly back into programs, including BLOC’s new theater arts program in Price Hill and ADAPT drug and alcohol awareness programs in Cleves and Price Hill. More than 2,500 people benefit from BLOC Ministries each month in the greater Cincinnati area. For more pictures of the Ride or information about BLOC, visit www.bloc or its Facebook fan page.


Dwight Young, director of BLOC Ministries, right, talks with riders John Wodetzki, senior pastor of Faith Fellowship Church, center, and his wife Latishie Wodetzki after the first BLOC Aid Bike Ride Oct. 17.

REUNIONS 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.” 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.

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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, 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. Amelia High School Class of 1975 – will celebrate its 35th reunion Friday, Nov. 26, at Anderson Bar & Grill at 7:30 p.m. $15 a person. It includes appetizer buffet and band cover charge. Band will begin at 9:30 p.m. Sign up on

Clifford Baldwin

Clifford E. Baldwin, 83, West Price Hill, died Oct. 29. Survived by daughter Ethelene “Squeaky” Murray; grandchildren Daniel Haussler, Patty Davis, Judy Peace, Athena Mendez, Joyce Ward; 11 great-grandchildren; many great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Susie Baldwin, children Lorraine Hammonds, Daniel Scott. Services were Nov. 3 at B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Edward Burton

Edward H. Burton, 90, Green Township, died Oct. 31. He was an arbitrator for the National Labor Relations Board. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. Survived by wife Melissa Burton; daughters Susan (Darryl) Kenning, Cynthia (Douglas) Levy, Pamela (Randy) Bonomini; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation is 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, service at Westwood United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.

Vinnie Centrulla

Vincent John “Vinnie” Centrulla, 67, Green Township, died Nov. 4. He owned Kief Signs. He was a Navy veteran. Survived by wife Olivia “Libby” Centrulla; daughters Tina (Joe) Neely, Anita (Daryl) Needham; siblings Donna, Debbie, Lawrence, Tommy, Jim, Mike; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Services were Nov. 7 at Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to Harvest Baptist Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Alice Clements

Alice Allman Clements, 88, Green Township, died Oct. 30. She was a homemaker. Survived by husband Robert C. Clements; children Robert W. (Gerry), William (Nancy), Rick (Lisa) Clements, Diane (Mark) Bohman; Clements sister Sharon Sefferino; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Services were Nov. 5 at Our Lady of Lourdes. Arrangements by Gump-Holt Funeral Home. Memorials to: Christ Hospital Cancer Center, 2139 Auburn Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45219.


Elvie Coleman

Elvie Daniels Coleman, 90, died Oct. 22. She was a homemaker. Survived by sons Harold, William Dehner; four grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by siblings Melvin, Earl Daniels, Evelyn Springer, Florine Coleman Lee, Jeanette Wilson, Violet Burns. Services were Oct. 28 at Vine Street Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home.

Austin Doll

Austin Doll, 4, died Oct. 30. Survived by parents Rob, Jamie Doll; brother Aiden Doll; grandparents James “Papaw Rope,” Debbie Burress, Bob “Chicken Man,” Diane Doll; aunts Amber Burress, Lindsay Doll (Eric Keeton) Doll; cousin Brady Keeton. Services were Nov. 3 at St. Dominic. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to: Creative PreSchool, 1451 Ebenezer Road, Cincinnati, OH 45233 or Cincinnati Zoo, 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45220.

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Margaret “Aunt Geke” Stolze Fritz, 94, died Oct. 29. She was former director of the St. Michael Center. She was a lifelong member of Holy Family Parish. Survived by daughter Mary Dee (Paul) Fritz Blevins; grandchildren Kate, Mike, Joey Blevins; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Joseph “Mel” Fritz, siblings Helen Hetzel, Wilma Conerty, Betty Schneider, Adelaide Grote, Theodore “Bud” Stolze. Services were Nov. 4 at Holy Family. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: Holy Family Church, 814 Hawthorne Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205.

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DEATHS Louise Thomason Furio, 98, died Nov. 1. Survived by nieces and nephews Gus (Joanne), Joe (Carole) Bonno, Mary Ann Schehr, Rosalie Runtz, Joseph (Jean) Mercurio, Furio Betty Wolfer, Frank (Shirley), Ralph, Jack (Kay) Furio, Mary Lou (Leonard) Diaspro, Josephine (Jim) McDonald. Preceded in death by husband Fred Furio, six siblings, sisters- and brothers-in-law Marie Bonno, Anthony, Charlie, Frank, Michael Furio, Lucy Mercurio, niece Mary Jane Sederberg. Services were Nov. 4 at Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: Wesley Community Services, Meals on Wheels, 2091 Radcliff, Cincinnati, OH 45204.

Patricia Horton


Patricia Mitchell Horton, 69, Westwood, died Nov. 1. She was a nurse. Survived by children Laura, Teri, Jimmy (Barbara), Michael (Carol), Bobby Horton, Debbie Tchorz, Beverly Dunn, Angela (Winston) Philpot; grandchildren David (Jessica), John, Jennifer, Michael, Stephanie, Alex, Sierra, Katelyn, Bobby Horton, Savannah, Norman Bradon Tchorz, Samantha, James Dunn, Bobby Farley, Romulo Ortiz, Christopher Scherrer; great-grandchildren Blake, Logan, Khloe, Addison; siblings Robert, Thomas, Barbara, Charles Mitchell, Margaret Welker, Pauline Fiasco, Mary Kappesser. Preceded in death by parents Charles, Loraine Mitchell, brother Walt Mitchell. Services were Nov. 5 at St.

Catharine of Siena. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to St. Catharine of Siena Church or the Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105 Danvers, MA 01923.

George Lukas

George Michael Lukas, 51, Westwood, died Oct. 31. Survived by wife Donda Lukas; children Adam, Joshua, Sarah Lukas; parents George, Dolly Lukas; grandmother Gertrude Keebler; sisters Lukas Jean Brogan, Linda (Lance) Campbell; brother- and sisters-inlaw Obrene (Annie) Newman Jr., Kathryn (late Richard) Wabnitz; nephews and nieces Evan (Taya), Michael, Christopher Thomas, Emily Jorg, Michael, Matthew Newman, Katy (Jesse) Franklin, Louie Wabnitz; great-uncle of Kaitlyn, Allison Thomas and “Peanut.” Services were Nov. 3 at Our Lady of Lourdes. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Frank Miller

Frank E. Miller, 75, formerly of Cleves, died Oct. 28. He was a selfemployed painting contractor. He was an Army veteran of Korea. Survived by children Bob Brabson (Debi), Cindy Harris (Ron), Frank (Donna) Miller; children Jeni, Kristie, Paul, Larry, Christopher, Jamie, Josh, Robby; great-grandchildren Jayson, Beckah, Dewayne, Haily, Bailey; siblings Emma Noble;

Charles, Howard, Dennis, Mike Miller. Preceded in death by Stanley Miller, grandchild BJ, parents Charles, Jennie Miller, siblings Tom Miller; Ann White, Fern Scott. Services were Nov. 1 at Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials to Disabled American Veterans.

Bill Morgan

William Joseph “Bill” Morgan, 94, died Oct. 26. He worked for the Cincinnati Transit Company, retiring as director of operational planning and research. He was an Army veteran of World War II, and a long-time memMorgan ber of Westwood First Presbyterian Church, where he was active in a number of groups, becoming a Deacon and serving on the board of trustees and Elders. Survived by daughter Jacqueline (Richard) Smithers; sisters and brother-in-law Maxine Hook Thomas, John (Merle) Hook; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Lillian “Lani” Hook Morgan, parents Dora Kloker, William Morgan. Services were Nov. 5 at Margaret Jean Wells Chapel, Llanfair Retirement Community. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: Llanfair LifeCare Fund, 1701 Llanfair Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45224, Westwood First Presbyterian Church Celebration Fund, 3011 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45211-5786 or Doctors Without Borders, P.O. Box 5023, Hagerstown, MD 217415023.

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Margaret Noble

Margaret Murphy Noble, 81, Green Township, died Oct. 30. Survived by children Lynn (Lee) Shaftel, Hal (Julie) Noble, Brian (Linda) Noble, Barb (Bob) Eades, Gwen (P.J.) Arling; grandchildren Aaron, Noble Noah, Joshua, Rachel, Meg, Joe, Amy, Beth, Catie, Danielle, Mary, Paul, Brian, Maggie, Laura, Michael, Sara, Justin, Brandon, Zachary, Jacob, Josie; great-grandchildren Sarah, Drew, Carson, Grace, Kameron; siblings Ed, Patty Murphy, Nancy Weiss Gregory. Preceded in death by husband Harold Noble, son Keith (Teresa) Noble. Services were Nov. 2 at St. Aloysius Gonzaga. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Arthritis Foundation, Ohio River Valley Chapter, 7124 Miami Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45243 or Cincinnati Association for the Blind, 2045 Gilbert Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45202.

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Estelle Phillips

Estelle Haught Phillips, 88, died Nov. 2. Survived by daughter Marcy (Tim) Schutte; daughter-in-law Marianne Vanover; grandchildren Holly, Peter (Mily) McClelland, Candace (Chris) McClelland-Fieler. Preceded in death by husband Leonard "Whitey" Phillips, Phillips son Robert Phillips, brother John Haught. Services were Nov. 5 at St. Andrew. Arrangements by NeidhardMinges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Crossroads Hospice, 436 Glendale-Milford Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242 or Hope Emergency Program, Box 214, Fayetteville, OH 45118.

Lesha Roberts

Lesha Marie Roberts, 31, died Oct. 29. Survived by children Dakoda, Montanna, Rayne; parents Sheri Roberts, Debbie Frazier; grandparents Sharon Roberts, Mike (Sharon) Roberts; aunt Keli Damen, uncle Scott (Andrea) Roberts; cousins Erica (Zachary and Dominic), Amanda (Tatum), Mikael Damen, Alex, Sean, Bradley Roberts. Services were Nov. 3 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Humane Society of the United States, 2100 L St. NW, Washing-

11/10/73 - 1/24/03 Rob, November 10th would be your 37th birthday. Wish you were here to celebrate with us, but we know you are in a much better place. We miss you, admire you, and love you for all the wonderful things you did for your family and people around you. You did leave a positive mark in this world, and we believe that is all God wants from us. Thank you for being our son, brother & friend to all of us. You will never be forgotten - NEVER. Happy Birthday, Son. Love Forever, Mom, Dad, Jennifer, your Grandfather & Melissa. CE-1001599877-01


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“Come Hear The Story of Jesus” 5421 Foley Rd. • 513-922-8363 Rev. Bob Overberg Sunday School..................................10:00a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ..................11:00a.m. Sunday Evening ..................................6:00p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study .........6:00p.m.


After Jim’s retirement from The Rohm and Hass Company after 30 years of service, we have owned our own company for 22 years: formulation and toll manufacturing of chemical supplies. In addition to that, Jim is active in the Delhi Hills Veteran’s Association, and active in The Delhi Hills Masonic Lodge, Shriner’s (and VERY active at the local Shriner’s Burns Hospital) and both are active at Shiloh United Methodist Church in Delhi Hills. CE-1001602950-01

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Shelly L. Walls-Ashbrook, 36, Green Township, died Oct. 30. She worked in purchasing for Hamilton County. Survived by husband Danny Ashbrook; daughter Danielle AshWalls-Ashbrook brook; mother Gwynne (Rick) Stavrou; brother Ricky Stavrou; grandfather Charles Moore; parentsin-law Ray, Pam Ashbrook; brothers- and sisters-in-law Brent (Sarah), Susan (Steven), Chad; a niece, two nephews; uncle Mike (Laurie); cousin Josh. Preceded in death by grandmother Patsy Moore.


Michael Reuter, 43, 5554 Harrison Ave., driving under the influence, Oct. 29. Miller Hagga, 27, 3724 Lovell Ave. No. 1, possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia at 3814 Harrison Ave., Oct. 28. Rodney Bales, 27, 1225 Sassafrass St., violating protection order, Oct. 28. Brian Baker, 19, 3802 W. Liberty, warrant at 3814 Harrison Ave., Oct. 29. Christina Plappert, 29, 2411 Montana Ave. No. H12, open container at 3425 Harrison Ave., Oct. 31. Kathy Saylor, 41, 4392 Verne Ave., warrant, Oct. 31. E.J. McDonald, 34, 3737 St. Martin’s Place, possession of drugs at 3737 Glenmore Ave., Oct. 31. Richard Schaeffer, 40, 88 Chestnut Ave., disorderly conduct, Oct. 31. Michael Abernathy, 42, 110 Hopkins St., disorderly conduct at 3611 Harrison Ave., Oct. 31. Adam M. Ruehlman, 31, 10943 Thornview Drive, carrying concealed weapon and possession of drugs at Gamble Avenue and Cheviot Avenue, Oct. 31. Timothy Akers, 41, 3729 Herbert Ave., disorderly conduct at 3640 Harrison Ave., Oct. 31. Marie Hensley, 42, 4237 Paul Road, passing bad check at 3814 Harrison Ave., Nov. 1. Mary Jones, 33, 4105 Janward, warrant, Nov. 2. Camrese Jenkins, 21, 426 Clinton Springs, warrant at 3814 Harrison Ave., Nov. 3. Crystal Messer, 32, 3732 Kessen Ave., warrant at 3814 Harrison Ave., Nov. 3. Markil Williams, 22, 5750 Glenway Ave., warrant, Nov. 3. Ryan Abner, 19, 2801 Temple Ave. No. A4, warrant, Nov. 3.


Two suspects pulled victim out of vehicle and punched and kicked the victim at Gamble Avenue and Cheviot Avenue, Nov. 2.

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3001 Queen City Ave. 513-661-3745 Rev. Martin Westermeyer, Pastor Bible Study 9am Worship & Church School 10am Dial-A-Devotion 662-6611

Services were Nov. 4 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to Pam Ashbrook FBO Shelly Ashbrook Memorial Fund in care of any Fifth Third Bank.

Ronald Widolff

Ronald G. Widolff, 71, died Oct. 27. He was a plant foreman for MBC Products. He was an Army veteran. Survived by wife Ginny Widolff; children Brian (Tricia) Widolff, Sharon (Dave) Hopkins, Laura (the late Chuck) Wohlfrom, Vicki (Tim) Doran; grandchildren Alex, Matthew, Ben, Chris, Amanda, Wendy, Casey, Katelyn, Hannah, Becca, Max. Services were Nov. 1 at Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.

Cary Williams Sr.

Cary R. Williams Sr., 67, Monfort Heights, died Nov. 1. Survived by wife Cynthia Williams; children Jessika, Cary Jr., Tony, Marc Williams; nine siblings. Preceded in death by son Jason Williams. Services were Nov. 6 at St. Ignatius of Loyola. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorial to the Central & Southern Ohio Chapter of the ALS Association.

Jackie Wilson

Jacqueline D. “Jackie” Wilson, 60, died Oct. 21. She was a homemaker. Survived by daughter Amanda (Duane) Panty; sisters Geri Stewart, Shirl Fiasco, Sandra Delk; two grandchildren; many Wilson nieces and nephews; friend Marilyn Esterkamp Cowan. Preceded in death by husband David Wilson, parents John, Delores Cline, sister Donna Hellman. Services were Oct. 26 at Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials to the Jackie Wilson Memorial Fund in care of any Fifth Third Bank.


Two suspects armed with handguns stole a diamond ring from home at 3840 Applegate Ave., Nov. 4.



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Incidents Aggravated burglary

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Delores Sellers Wallace, 73, died Oct. 18. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Charles Jr., Timothy, Arthur, Joey, Deborah, Paulette Wallace; siblings Clifford, Wayne Sellers, June Ladd, JoAnne Wallace Clark; 20 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Charles Wallace Sr., daughter Theresa Wallace, siblings Leroy, Richard, Donald, Larry Sellers, Dorothy Hernandez. Services were Oct. 25 at Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home.



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Norbert Edward Schmid, 88, died Oct. 31. He owned M&S Machine Manufacturing. Survived by children Norbert (Janice), Gary (Kathie), Kenneth Sr. (Diane), Jay (Donna) Schmid, Paula (the late Larry Schmid Sr.) Cocklin; grandchildren Lori (Joe) Kummer, Lisa (Ted) Sontag, Amy (Mike) Roberts, Norbert III (Ronda), Andrew (Catie), Jason (Shannon), Kenny Jr., Jeff (Heather) Schmid, Sarah Beth (Josh) Long, Carly (Tim) Studer, Jennifer (Brent) Seibert, Allison (Mike) McDonald, Emily (Jim) Ramstetter, Rachel, Larry Jr., Alan (Pam), Adam, Thomas (Erica) Cocklin; greatgrandchildren Anthony, Alex, Austin, Andrew, Elizabeth Kummer, Dylan, Brandon, Anna Sontag, Rachel,



Jake Roberts, Tyler, Ashley, Megan, Max, Nathan, Annabelle, Grace, Jackson, Audrey Schmid, Lainey, Maxwell Long, Ivy Studer, Isabelle, Ace, Lanah Cocklin, Ella, Brian Seibert, Presley, Cecilia, Myles, Colin McDonald; sister Lucy Gundrum. Preceded in death by wife Florence Schmid, grandson Brian Schmid, great-grandson Lucas Ramstetter, siblings Mabel, Art, Howard, Irv, Mil, Fred, Ruth, Dorothy, Harry, Geneva, Ethel. Services were Nov. 5 at St. Teresa of Avila. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to: Cooperative for Education, 2730 Hyde Park Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45209.

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Grandchildren: Neil Loomis, Evelyn Loomis, Gerald Merk III (wife Lisa), Jimmie Merk (wife Kristy, children: Lilly, Kassidy), Emily Merk, Rebecca, Sydney and Samuel Merritt, Katie and Elizabeth Merritt

Cecilia Honnert Ross, 103, Green Township, died Oct. 27. Survived by nephew and niece Ron (Charlene) Baker, Sally (Patrick) Ewing. Preceded in death by nephewsLarry (Lucille) Honnert, Marvin (late Audrey) Wentzel. Services were Oct. 30 at St. Ignatius of Loyola. Arrangements by Charles C. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: ALS Association, 1170 Old Henderson Road, Suite 221, Columbus, OH 43220.


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Fishing gear stolen from vehicle at 4341 Marlin Ave., Nov. 2. Cell phone and cordless phone stolen from home at 3301 Camvic Terrace No. 7, Nov. 1. Medicine stolen from home at 3987 Lovell Ave., Nov. 1. GPS stolen from vehicle at 4302 Marlin Ave., Nov. 2. MP3 player stolen from vehicle at 4286 Marlin Ave., Nov. 2.

About police reports The Community Press publish the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: • Cheviot: Chief David Voss, 661-2700 (days), 6612917 (evenings). • Cleves: Chief Bill Renner, 941-1212. • Cincinnati District 3: Capt. Russell A. Neville, 2638300. • Green Township: Chief Bart West, 574-0007; vandalism hotline, 574-5323. • North Bend and Miami Township are patrolled by the Hamilton County: Sheriff Simon Leis, 825-1500.

CINCINNATI DISTRICT 3 Arrests/citations

Billy Joe Trent, born 1971, theft under $300, 6000 Glenway Ave., Oct. 25. Brian Conner, born 1984, domestic violence, 2911 Montclair Ave., Oct. 29. Brian A. Garnett, born 1982, possession of drug paraphernalia, 2947 Werk Road, Oct. 26. Herbert C Lewis, born 1958, felonious assault, 2399 Harrison Ave., Oct. 28. Karimah Amatul Wilson, born 1974, deception to obtain dangerous drug, 3186 Harrison Ave., Oct. 25. Robin Burton, born 1954, theft under $300, 2322 Ferguson Road, Oct. 26. Lionel Jones, born 1963, theft under $300, 2310 Ferguson Road, Oct. 28. Todd P. Pittman, born 1977, improper solicitation, 5038 Glencrossing Way, Oct. 25. Kirk Williams, born 1975, criminal damaging or endangering, 2680 Shaffer Ave., Oct. 29. Alice L. Faeth, born 1963, theft under $300, 6150 Glenway Ave., Oct. 29. Danny Showes, born 1985, possession of drugs, 3105 Gobel Ave., Oct. 22. David Wilson, born 1971, assault, 2831 Harrison Ave., Oct. 29. Davina Osborn, born 1986, felonious assault, 3131 Queen City Ave., Oct. 26.

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POLICE REPORTS Jessica Loth, born 1990, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs and criminal trespass, 2400 Harrison Ave., Oct. 25. Kyanna Williams, born 1990, felonious assault, 2958 Montana Ave., Oct. 25. Lashanide Harris, born 1989, theft under $300, 2435 Harrison Ave., Oct. 29. Priest Love, born 1973, disorderly conduct, 2435 Harrison Ave., Oct. 30. Ryan Mairs, born 1985, drug abuse and possession or drug abuse instrument, 2674 Montana Ave., Oct. 28. William N. Luca, born 1977, theft under $300, 6150 Glenway Ave., Oct. 29. William T. Stouffer, born 1979, theft $300 to $5,000, 5440 Glenway Ave., Oct. 25.

Incidents Aggravated menacing

2621 Montana Ave., Oct. 24. 3359 Queen City Ave., Oct. 24.


2842 Westbrook Drive, Oct. 21. 2933 Boudinot Ave., Oct. 25. 2985 Hull Ave., Oct. 24. 3097 McHenry Ave., No. 9, Oct. 24. 3264 Broadwell Ave., Oct. 24. 3457 Craig Ave., No. 1, Oct. 24.

Breaking and entering

2659 Wendee Drive, Oct. 21.

2860 Harrison Ave., Oct. 26. 2885 Schaffer Ave., Oct. 28. 2962 Harrison Ave., Oct. 21. 3313 Glenmore Ave., Oct. 22.


2455 Westwood Northern Blvd., Oct. 25. 2551 Mustang Drive, Oct. 26. 2674 Wendee Drive, No. 234, Oct. 28. 2674 Wendee Drive, No. 2348, Oct. 29. 2937 Westknolls Lane, Oct. 27. 3145 Sunshine Ave., Oct. 26. 3448 Boudinot Ave., second floor, Oct. 21.

Criminal damaging/endangering

2530 Montana Ave., Oct. 24. 2696 McKinley Ave., Oct. 24. 2828 Westknolls Lane, Oct. 23. 2842 Harrison Ave., Oct. 22. 3072 Worthington Ave., Oct. 22. 3097 McHenry Ave., No. 9, Oct. 24. 3144 Epworth Ave., Oct. 25. 3179 Ferncrest, No. 4, Oct. 24. 3190 McHenry Ave., Oct. 23. 3223 Westbrook Drive, No. 2, Oct. 23. 5712 Glenway Ave., Oct. 22. 6211 Glenway Ave., Oct. 22.

Domestic violence

2469 Westwood Northern Blvd., Oct. 28. Reported on Queen City Ave., Oct. 24. Reported on Worthington Ave., Oct. 22. Reported on Queen City Ave., No. 2, Oct. 25. Reported on 3360 Glenmore Ave., Oct. 21.

Felonious assault

2399 Harrison Ave., Oct. 28.

2400 Harrison Ave., Oct. 25. 2958 Montana Ave., Oct. 25. 3341 Stathem Ave., No. 2, Oct. 26.

Improperly discharging firearm at/into habitation/school

3179 Ferncrest Court, No. 4, Oct. 24.


2530 Montana Ave., Oct. 24. 3148 Glenmore Ave., Oct. 21. 3325 Cheviot Ave., Oct. 24.


Reported on Montana Ave., Oct. 23. Reported on Broadwell Ave., Oct. 24. Robbery, 3360 Glenmore Ave., Oct. 23.

Tampering with coin machines 2749 Queen City Ave., Oct. 26.


2310 Ferguson Road, Oct. 21. 232 Ferguson Road, Oct. 22. 2322 Ferguson Road, Oct. 21. 2322 Ferguson Road, Oct. 25. 2322 Ferguson Road, Oct. 26. 2322 Ferguson Road, Oct. 26. 2322 Ferguson Road, Oct. 26. 2428 Ferguson Road, Oct. 24. 2530 Montana Ave., Oct. 24. 2643 Ocosta Ave., Oct. 23. 2679 Cora Ave., Oct. 24. 2717 Erlene Drive, No. 849, Oct. 25. 2739 Werkcastle Lane, Oct. 21. 2785 Queen City Ave., Oct. 21. 2789 Montana Ave., Oct. 23. 2789 Montana Ave., Oct. 23. 2913 Boudinot Ave., Oct. 24. 2913 Boudinot Ave., Oct. 26. 2921 Werk Road, Oct. 22.

3960 Lovell Ave.: Beneficial Ohio Inc. to Meyer, Michael J.; $42,500. 3640 Westwood Northern Blvd.: Eagles Savings Bank to Natalies Properties LLC; $33,500.


155 Cleves Ave.: Konrad, David to PNC Mortgage; $44,000. 146 Main St.: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Weis, Craig; $20,000.


2334 Baltimore Ave.: Croft, Jannie and Janice Foster to U S. Bank NA Tr.; $30,000.


Boomer Road: Zavodsky, Thomas and Roxann to Herdemann, Joseph A. and Fay; $9,500. 3736 Boomer Road: Pistor, Melvin W. Jr. and Christina L. to Rayburn, Rose Ann; $111,000. 2206 Fayhill Drive: Harvey, Faith F. to Stetter, James R.; $92,500. 2110 Faywood Ave.: Marhorn Limited LLC to Barrett, Randal E.; $60,000. 3286 Floridale Lane: Wagner, Mary M. to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $56,000. 6714 Jennifer Lynn Drive: Big Move Properties LLC to Niemer, Jeffrey R. and Trina K. Schapker; $295,000. 5636 Karen Ave.: Meyer, Timothy S. to Harmeyer, Kathleen A.; $102,900. 3435 Kleeman Lake Court: Hering Homes Inc. to Celsus J. Belletti LLC; $205,000. 3550 Lakewood Drive: Allphin, Michael and Nerissa to Household Realty Corp.; $78,000. 3386 Linsan Drive: Comerica Bank N A. to 3386 Linsan LLC; $146,900. 2416 Madonna Drive: Schapker, Trina K. to Priestle, Adam T.; $139,500. 4982 Molly Green Court: Hering Homes Inc. to Celsus J. Belletti LLC; $205,000. 4981 Molly Green Court: Hering Homes Inc. to Celsus J. Belletti LLC; $205,000. 4983 Molly Green Court: Hering Homes Inc. to Celsus J. Belletti LLC; $205,000. 4991 Molly Green Court: Hering Homes Inc. to Celsus J. Belletti LLC; $205,000. 4993 Molly Green Court: Hering Homes Inc. to Celsus J. Belletti LLC; $205,000. 3571 Neiheisel Ave.: Weberding, Linda L. to Lammert, William C.; $117,000. 6136 Oakhaven Drive: Smith, Lynne Cronin to Claypool, Robert C. III and Heather S.; $190,000. 6833 Perinwood Drive: Pennymac Loan Services LLC to Giordano, Michelle T. and Nicholas M.; $172,500. 4250 Pictureview Lane: Hess, Jerald L. and Patricia A. to Barnowski, Rebecca; $188,500. 6828 Taylor Road: Hornsby, Sara A. Tr. to Three-J Investment Group Inc.; $40,000. 6501 Wesselman Road: Federal National Mortgage Association to Morgan-Volz, Lydia; $97,000. 5492 Whispering Wy: Rumpke, Diane M. Tr. to Sarver, Steven J. and Rebecca S.; $100,000.


3568 Shady Lane: Braun, Michael K. to Masminster, Deborah L. and Edward F. Jr.; $145,000. 4387 Zion Road: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Depco LLC; $42,500. 4419 Zion Road: Terrell, Susan E. to First Financial Bank; $41,334. 9741 Mount Nebo Road: Dolch, Michael A. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $52,000. 4683 East Miami River Road: Camp-

About real estate transfers Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. bell, David F. to U.S. Bank NA ND.; $67,200. 5086 East Miami River Road: Roy, Immegart to First National Bank Of Germantown; $141,400. 2593 Shaker Village Drive: Brunsman, Richard T. to Reverman, Patricia A.; $105,500. 3642 Chestnut Park Lane: Vanderyt, Charles B. and Patti A. to Bross, Susan J.; $128,900. 3629 Hazelnut Court: Crow, Elmer E. and Helen L. to Baker, Ronald G. and Christine L.; $100,000. Macy Lane: Legendary Ridge LLC to McCoy, Richard A. and Connie E.; $55,000. 3265 Triplecrown Drive: Marden Properties LLC to Huber, Jeremy R. and Beverly J.; $204,000. 3802 Yorkshire Cr: Boeckmann, James T. Tr. to Mullen, James A. Tr.; $307,000.


3409 Belltone Ave.: Postell, Mike R. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $46,000. 3516 Craig Court: Beeson, Charles J. to Arch Bay Holdings LLC Series 2008b; $72,000. 2612 Gehrum Lane: Austin, Jesse E. to Wells Fargo Bank NA; $36,000. 5455 Glenway Ave.: CGCMT 2006C5 Glenway Avenue LLC to Hopper, Jim Tr.; $1,240,000. 3310 Hildreth Ave.: Weinheimer, Lawrence to McDaniel, Shannon G.; $97,000. 2563 Mustang Drive: Battle, David to BAC Home Loans Servicing LP; $54,000. 3257 Stanhope Ave.: Lovins, Gregory A. and Susan M. to Pike, Heather A.; $84,100. 3130 Sunshine Ave.: Dyer, Brian and Nancy to Fannie Mae; $38,000. 2101 Teralta Circle: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Gray, Antonio M.; $28,333. 2920 Urwiler Ave.: Overbeck, Bonnie K. to Smolder, Benjamin W.; $200,000.


Timothy C. Haney, 32, 3992 Smith Road, breaking and entering at 4270 Harrison Ave., Oct. 23. Jimmie L. Stanley, 57, 478 McMicken Ave., theft at 6300 Glenway Ave.,

Oct. 22. Amanda M. Carmen, 27, 10902 Shaker Point Way No. 7, theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., Oct. 22. Melody J. Traynor, 18, 258 Citation Circle, theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., Oct. 22.


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Sister of Charity professes perpetual vows St. Dominic honors anniversaries

Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Victoria Trinitas Anyanwu professed perpetual vows in a special liturgy Oct. 23 in the Immaculate Conception Chapel at the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Motherhouse. With family and friends present, Sister Victoria vowed, “to freely commit myself for life to the services of God and God’s people as a member of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. I ask for the continuing grace of God and the support of my sisters and brothers that I may remain faithful to the commitment I freely make today.” Sister Barbara Hagedorn, president of the congregation, accepted the vows and asked all sisters in the chapel to rise in support of Sister Victoria and her life commitment. The Mass celebrant, Father John

Amankwah, a friend to Sister Victoria on the journey into religious life, blessed the ring she will wear as a member of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. She accepted the ring as Sister Barbara Hagedorn proclaimed, “This ring is a sign of the covenant you have made, binding yourself to Christ and this community. Wear it as a symbol of the commitment you make today.” Sister Victoria is a native of Ihitte, Nigeria. She traveled to the United States in 1995, entering the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati community in 2000. She became a U.S. citizen in 2004. Sister Victoria lives in Delhi Township and works as a patient care assistant at University Hospital, Cincinnati. For more information, go to


Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Victoria Trinitas Anyanwu, right, professes perpetual vows in a special liturgy Oct. 23 in the Immaculate Conception Chapel at the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Motherhouse. Sister Barbara Hagedorn, president of the congregation, in on the left.

Discover the College of Mount St. Joseph Nov. 17 High school students and their families are invited to “discover” the College of Mount St. Joseph at Discovery Day Wednesday, Nov. 17, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the College Theatre.


Discovery Day is a free event that offers high school students the opportunity to tour the campus, attend a mock class, learn about financial aid benefits, as well as have lunch with

faculty and current students. Attendees will learn about the new Academic Advising Resource Center, Success Coaching program, the Learning Center, Project EXCEL and more. Profes-

sors, athletic coaches and student club and organization representatives will be on hand as well. Call the Office of Admission at 244-4531 or visit

St. Dominic Church honored parishioners celebrating their 60th (diamond), 50th (golden) and their 25th (silver) wedding anniversary Oct. 17. They were recognized and received a special blessing during the 9:30 a.m. Mass celebrated by the pastor, the Rev. James J. Walsh. The 60th anniversary couples are: • Ralph and Mary Englert and Marvin and Mary Lou Grant. The 50th anniversary couples are: • Andrew and Betty Camele, • Anthony and Mary Ann Chiodi, • Thomas and Mary Malone, • George and Catherine Merk, • Robert and Janet Moser, • David and Patricia Tensing, and • Roger and Patricia Witsken. The 25th anniversary couples are: • Jerry and Jane Auer, • Donald and Diane Bisher, • Gregory and Rosa

Compton, • James and Carole Cooper, • Robert and Lisa Dinsmore, • Michael and Victoria Frey, • Robert and Diane Hauck, • Vincent and Charlene Kaeser, • Patrick and Tina Keyes, • Stephen and Kimberly King, • Stanley and Sharon Lape, • Glenn and Shelly Mayborg, • Chris and Rose Marie McCarthy, • Anthony and Ingrid Meyer, • Joseph and Christelle Middendorf, • Jerome and Teresa Nicholas, • Darren and Mary Orloff, • Stephen and Mary Jo Ostendorf, • Kenneth and Mary Smith, • Thomas and Cindy Stadtmiller and • Dale and Michelle Whisman.


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