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State Sen. Bill Seitz with presenter Director Gary Mohr at the Talbert House 46th annual luncheon. THANKS TO TERI NAU

Contributions noted Talbert House honored two West Siders – Bill Seitz and Mitchell D. Linvingston – for their contributions to the community at the group’s annual luncheon. See story, A3

Oak Hills craft show Get in the holiday spirit and start your shopping early at the Oak Hills Band Association’s 18th annual holiday craft show. This event features numerous vendors ranging from handcrafted and hand painted wood crafts, jewelry, photography, homemade candles and the list goes on and on. Come show your support for the marching Highlanders and start checking those lists and find the perfect holiday gifts for those on your “Santa” list. The show runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Oak Hills High School, 3200 Ebenezer Road. Admission is $2 and benefits the Oak Hills band.



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Delhi food pantry gearing up for holidays By Heidi Fallon

As the holidays near, Matt Miller is hoping for and counting on community support as he stocks the shelves of the Anderson Ferry Food Pantry. Miller has become the pantry director and knows a little something about the need for help putting food on the table.

“When I moved here in 2003, I came here with a friend for help,” Miller said. “I can remember standing at the bottom of the stairs and Ginny (Murphy) was trying to stack boxes. “I offered to help her and saw what a good thing she and the other volunteers were doing and I’ve been here ever since.” Miller, who still isn’t paid for his work with the Delhi Town-

ship pantry, took on the manager duties when Murphy moved out of the township and opted for a less time consuming role with the pantry she started. Miller said Murphy continues to help and he’s relying on the many organizations and people Murphy enlisted to help See PANTRY, Page A2

Matt Miller, Anderson Ferry Food Pantry director, is hoping for continued community support as the holidays approach. Behind him are the boxes of food being prepared for one day's distribution to needy families. HEIDI FALLON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Honors bestowed Cincinnati Christian University honored police and fire professionals at its seventh annual Beyond the Call chapel service. See story, B5

Oak Hills open house Eighth-grade students at area parochial schools and their parents are invited to visit Oak Hills High School, 3200 Ebenezer Road, from 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, or Monday, Dec. 19, to speak with Principal Jeff Brandt and counselors regarding Oak Hills opportunities for their high school career. The visit will also include a building tour. Interested families should RSVP to 467-7102 with their name and number of people attending one week prior to each event date.

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From left, U.S. Army veterans Ed Vlaikov of Cheviot, Tim Waechter of Loveland and Tony Murphy of Westwood salute the flag during the national anthem at Oak Hills High School's annual Veterans Day tribute. This year's program, which took place Wednesday, Nov. 9, honored 115 veterans who attended. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Oak Hills thanks our vets High school says thanks for their service By Kurt Backscheider

Students and staff at Oak Hills High School filled the school’s gymnasium to honor the men and women who served in the military and protected our freedoms. The school hosted its annual Veterans Day tribute on Wednesday, Nov. 9, honoring

See more photos on A5. Delhi honored veterans at its memorial. See B1

115 veterans from the area and thanking them for their service. Veterans and active servicemen and women from every branch of the armed forces attended the ceremony, which featured video tributes, recognition of each veteran in

attendance, a keynote address from U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Hans V. Ritschard and a history of the national anthem. Students shook hands with every veteran and thanked them as they filed out of the assembly and headed back to class. Some veterans volun-

teered their time to visit classrooms and speak to students about their military experiences. All the veterans were treated to lunch from City Barbeque after the program ended. Oak Hills teachers Donnie Becker, Shannon Murray, Grant Anderson and Rogar Schneider organized the ceremony, and retired Oak Hills social studies teacher Tim Taylor helped as well.

Rosiello wins Green Twp. trustee seat By Kurt Backscheider

Tony Rosiello will replace Green Township Trustee Tony Upton on the board of trustees. Rosiello, 57, defeated township residents Jeffry Smith and Tom Pfahler on Tuesday, Nov. 8, to win the seat Upton is vacating when he retires at the end of the year. According to unofficial results from the Hamilton County Board of Elections, Rosiello received 10,355 votes (about 58 percent), Smith received 5,288 votes (about

30 percent) and Pfahler collected 2,278 votes (about 13 percent). “As a secondgeneration American and the first in my family to run and be elected to Rosiello office, I’m very proud,” Rosiello said. The lifelong Green Township resident said he’s worked on political campaigns for Gov. John Kasich and U.S. Rep Steve Chabot, but it was nerve wracking to watch

the results come in on election night as a candidate. “You never know what’s going to happen,” Rosiello said. “It really is democraSmith cy in action.” He said he is thankful to all the residents who voted for him and he appreciates their support. “It is very gratifying,” he said. “We knocked on more than 7,000 doors during the campaign

and we got to meet a lot of great people. I think it made all the difference.” Rosiello owns a consulting business and also serves as president of the Western Economic Council, a nonprofit group focused on promoting economic development in western Hamilton County. He said he wants to maintain Green Township’s quality services, spend taxpayers’ dollars conservatively and strive for a good balance of business developSee TRUSTEE, Page A2



Three Rivers voters OK renewal levy Measure passes by 1,002 votes; expected to last at least 3 years By Kurt Backscheider

hannon. “We feel the community really gave us a vote of confidence.” District officials have had to make painful budget cuts over the past two years due to revenue reductions from the state, but she said the support and understanding of the community will allow the district to continue monitoring expenses and stretching tax dollars as far as possible while still focusing on instruction.

results from the Hamilton County Board of Elections, the measure passed Tuesday, Nov. 8, by a vote of 3,477 to 2,475, which was about 58 percent to 42 percent in favor of the renewal levy. “We are absolutely excited and truly appreciative,” said Three Rivers Superintendent Rhonda Bo-

The Three Rivers Local School District expects to remain financially stable for the next three years. District voters approved Issue 36, the district’s request to renew a three-year operating levy. According to unofficial


Originally approved in 2005, the levy generates about $1.7 million each year for Three Rivers. The Bohannon three-year, 4.95-mill levy costs the owner of a home valued at $100,000 about $132 per year in taxes. “If we continue to watch every penny, we’ll continue to be financially stable for

the next three years,” Bohannon said. The renewal levies in the surrounding communities of Addyston, North Bend and Miami Township were also all approved by voters, which she said indicates residents value the services they receive. “We value our students and are committed to maintaining high expectations for academic success and meeting career and college readiness standards,” she said.



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ment in the township. “Now the work begins,” he said. Smith, 52, who has been openly critical of township officials, said he will continue to keep an eye on township matters. He said he’ll be watching to see if Rosiello and recently appointed Trustee Rocky Boiman will uphold the conservative principles of fiscal responsibility, limited government and free markets. As for his campaign, Smith said he is grateful to those who supported him. “It’s very meaningful to me and it touches me when people say, ‘I will vote for you,’” he said. “That is someone really placing their trust in you. “As a first time candidate, I am humbled and deeply appreciative at the number of votes and the assistance I received,” he said.

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Green Twp. levies passed By Kurt Backscheider

State Sen. Bill Seitz with presenter Director Gary Mohr at the Talbert House 46th annual luncheon. THANKS TO TERI NAU

Green Township voters approved both renewal levy issues before them when they marked their ballots Tuesday, Nov. 8. The township sought renewals of a five-year safety services levy as well as a five-year streets levy. Both levies are 0.5-mill levies and the renewals do not raise taxes. Based on unofficial results from the Hamilton County Board of Elections, Issue 27, the safety services levy, was approved

by a vote of 16,822 to 5,476 (about 75 percent to 25 percent). Issue 28, the streets levy, passed by a vote of 16,104 to 6,034 – or about 73 percent to 27 percent. “It was great to see the overwhelming support,” Linnenberg said Green Township Trustee David Linnenberg. “It shows Green Township residents recognize the quality services, and

that’s what we’ll continue to provide.” The safety services levy costs the owner of a home with a market value of $100,000 about $7 per year in taxes. The streets levy costs the owner of a home with the same value about $10 per year. Voters first approved both levies in 1986. The streets levy was originally a 1-mill levy, but it was reduced to 0.5 mills in 2002. The safety services levy generates $287,649 for the township annually, and the streets levy brings in $405,767 each year.

Linnenberg said money from the safety services levy goes toward providing top-notch township police patrols for the community. Funds from the street levy help pay for road improvements, snow removal, maintenance personnel salaries and other maintenance tasks. “The road levy is key,” he said. “When we apply for grant funding for various road and infrastructure improvements we have to show another source of income. This allows us to continue to apply for grants.”

spending their tax dollars.” City Councilman Matthew McGowan, the Ward 2 representative and chairman of council’s finance committee, said revenue from the current expenses levy goes toward funding police, fire and maintenance services, and funds from the streets levy go toward the maintenance and repair of the city’s streets and roads. The current expenses levy generates about $129,000 for the city each year, and the streets levy brings in about $64,400 annually for Cheviot. “Both levies are crucial to the operation of the city,” Keller said. According to the Hamilton County Auditor, the current expenses levy costs the owner of a home with a market value of $100,000 about $24 per year in taxes. The owner of a home with the same value pays about $12 each year in taxes for the

streets levy. “The residents of Cheviot see where their tax dollars go, and they know the value they get,” McGowan said. Keller said city voters have historically supported renewal levies for city services because they appreci-

ate all the great services and the fact city leaders work hard to stretch tax dollars. “Up until five or six years ago, we went more than 25 years without asking citizens for a tax increase,” he said. “Not many government entities can say that.”

Seitz among 3 Talbert honorees Renewal levies approved in Cheviot

Talbert House, a nonprofit social service agency, hosted its 46th annual luncheon in September with more than 300 in attendance. At the luncheon, Barbara Gould, State Sen. Bill Seitz, and Mitchel D. Livingston were honored with awards given by the agency. “These three individuals have contributed so much to our community and continue to do so,” said Talbert House president Neil Tilow. “It was a privilege to recognize them.” Gould received the Ernest Talbert Award. Over a half century she has been on various local, state, and national boards, councils, and committees. Through education, the arts, the legal system, and public policy she has been recognized and honored for her vision of human dignity, civil rights, and social justice. Seitz received the Agnes Seasongood Good Gov-

By Kurt Backscheider

Presenter Jim Schwab and Mitchel D. Livingston at the Talbert House 46th annual luncheon. THANKS TO TERI NAU. ernment Award. Seitz serves in the Ohio Senate, currently as a member of the Judiciary-Civil Justice Committee and as a member of the Energy and Public Utilities Committee. He is on the National Board of the American Legislative Exchange Council and cochairs its Civil Justice Task Force. Mitchel D. Livingston received the Community Service award. He is the vice president of Student Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer for University of Cincinnati.

Cheviot voters appreciate their city services. Residents approved both renewal levies the city asked them to consider when they visited the polls Tuesday, Nov. 8. Issue 41 was a 3-mill current expenses levy, and Issue 42 was a 1.5-mill streets levy. Both are five-year levies. According to unofficial results from the Hamilton County Board of Elections, the current expenses levy passed by a vote of 1,468 to 676, which is about 68 percent to about 32 percent. The streets levy was approved by a vote of 1,623 to 543, or about 75 percent to 25 percent. “I was quite pleased with the results,” Cheviot Mayor Samuel Keller said. “The citizens of Cheviot showed they have confidence in the way the city is

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Cheviot voters elect two new faces to council percent), Baker collected 1,122 votes (21 percent), Dinkelacker received 1,066 votes (20 percent) and Hayes pulled in 728 votes (14 percent). Zech said the citizens of Cheviot are good, forthright people and she is honored to serve them. “Cheviot Ciolino-Klein is my home,” she said. “I really care about the city and I want to keep Cheviot moving forward.” Richter said she didn’t expect to be elected, so she

the third-highest number of votes. Councilman Dennis Dinkelacker, a Democrat in his14th year on council, fell short in his re-election bid, placing fourth behind Baker. Democratic candidate Gregory Hayes placed fifth in the contest. Baker According to unofficial results from the Hamilton County Board of Elections, Zech received 1,259 votes (about 23 percent), Richter received 1,196 votes (about 22

By Kurt Backscheider

Republicans swept all three seats that were up for grabs on Cheviot City Council. Five candidates ran for the three available at-large council seats, and city voters re-elected one incumbent and elected two newcomers to council. Councilwoman Kathleen Zech, who has been serving on council since 1994, received the most votes Tuesday, Nov. 8. Elected to join her as atlarge council members are Amy Richter, who placed second in the vote, and Jeffrey Baker, who received

was pleasantly surprised with the results. “I am thrilled and excited to be chosen to represent the city,” she said. “I’m looking forward to serving the citizens.” She is grateful for the support she received from residents, and she said she will always be available to residents and help them with their concerns as best she can. Baker, who lost a bid for election to a ward seat on council two years ago, said this year’s election was a much better experience. “It was still a really close race and it was still nerve wracking,” he said. “But it feels great. I’m hon-

ored to be one of the three at-large representatives on council.” He said he won’t forget the conversations he had with residents when he was out campaigning and he’s going to work hard to address concerns and keep the city moving forward. “This is a responsibility I’m going to take very seriously,” Baker said. “I’m looking forward to getting started.” Auditor’s race While Republicans won all the at-large council seats, Democrat-endorsed Auditor Theresa CiolinoKlein won re-election to the auditor’s office. The incumbent faced

Joseph Pahls in the race to retain her seat. Based on unofficial results from the board of elections, CiolinoKlein received 1,078 votes and Pahls received 1,012 votes, which is about 52 percent to 48 percent. “I want to thank the citizens of Cheviot for their support throughout the campaign and seeing me through my re-election to the auditor’s office,” Ciolino-Klein said. “People believed in me and I’m grateful for their support.” She said the door to the auditor’s office is always open and residents can contact her anytime they have questions or concerns.

Exhibit tells story of panorama, city On Sept. 24, 1848, Charles Fontayne and William S. Porter set up a daguerrean camera on a rooftop in Newport, Ky., and panned a two-mile span of the nation’s sixth largest city, Cincinnati. The resulting eightplate Cincinnati Panorama of 1848 is revered worldwide as one of the finest examples of early photography and survives as the oldest comprehensive photograph of an American city. Earlier this year, the Cincinnati Panorama of 1848, a worldwide treasure, returned to permanent public display in the Joseph S. Stern Jr. Cincinnati Room at the Main Library. The Cincinnati Panorama of 1848 captures thousands of stories of mid-19th century Ameri-

Through Nov. 30, the Westwood Branch will have a traveling exhibit showcasing The Cincinnati Panorama of 1848. PROVIDED. ca. Experience these stories though an engaging traveling exhibit, on display at the Westwood Branch Library, 3345 Epworth Ave., through Nov. 30. The exhibit joins Panorama images with illustrations, advertisements, documents, and newspaper accounts from the time. It highlights stories of immigrants, free

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As eight people package products for sale, six others do puzzles, watch movies or create artwork in another part of the room. They’re upbeat, friendly and productive. These are the X-Plorers of Jewish Vocational Service, a program that features a mixture of recreation, social activities and work for consumers with developmental disabilities who prefer light workloads. The X-Plorers arose from the recognition that some consumers wanted to increase the amount of time they spend participating in recreational and social activities. They once did assembly and packaging work all day with dozens of coworkers in the JVS Work Center in Blue Ash. Now, with fewer co-workers, there are fewer distractions, making them more productive. Matthew Cromer, 24, of

Sycamore Township, loves the X-Plorers. Cromer had a difficult time focusing in the Work Center because so many things are happening at once. “The XPlorers are more relaxing and laid-back,” he says. The X-Plorers are funded by Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services and Medicaid. A similar program with 21 consumers exists at the JVS location on Harrison Avenue in Cheviot. “We wanted to provide meaningful activities and minimize behavioral problems,” says JVS Vice President Rich Davis. “Our consumers and staff are thrilled with the new program.” Because of the program’s popularity, the number of X-Plorers has grown to about 20 since the group came together in October 2009. As a result, several times they’ve moved to larger rooms. The current room is the

size of a classroom. Dozens of board games and books sit on shelves. Hanging from the ceiling are miniature replicas of the planets. On the floor in a corner are bean bag chairs. Programming focuses on themes. During their Disney week, they watched Disney movies on a large-screen TV, then created artwork based on the movies. Guest speakers have talked about their overseas vacation trips and showed photos. A musician performed on his guitar and puppeteers put on a show. They’ve taken field trips to a firehouse, airport, historic Indian village and doughnut bakery. Some consumers do individual activities while others work in teams. Says David Shell, a JVS work adjustment specialist, “There’s something for everybody all the time if they want it.”

Find a home for a pet for the holidays Glenway Animal Hospital is joining forces with a local non-profit, volunteer based organization that rescues animals and finds them loving homes: Fourgotten Paws Animal Rescue. The mission at Glenway Animal Hospital is to speak for the animals, and the employees at the hospital are asking for help this holiday season. Every effort is appreciated and makes a difference in the quality of life

for a homeless pet’s life. Donating new or gently used items can make a world a difference. “Every small effort makes a huge difference.” says Michele Mescher from Glenway Animal Hospital. Items that are needed by Fourgotten Paws Animal Rescue include dog/ puppy or cat/kitten food, cat litter, collars, leashes, feeding bowls, toys, bedding, grooming supplies,

cleaning supplies and treats. These items can be dropped off at Glenway Animal Hospital, 6272 Glenway Ave., through Jan. 5. Call for hours of operation to drop off donations. If you have any further questions, or for hours of operation, call Glenway Animal Hospital at 513662-0224 or go to



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PRESS Oak Hills High School students wave American flags to honor area veterans and show appreciation for their service during the school's annual Veterans Day tribute. This year's program, which took place Wednesday, Nov. 9, honored 115 veterans who attended. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Oak Hills High School senior Jessica Lambrinides, a Green Township resident, talks about why Veterans Day is special to her and encourages her fellow Highlanders to thank veterans for their service every day. The school hosted its annual Veterans Day tribute Wednesday, Nov. 9. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Students thank veterans

Left to right, Navy veteran Joseph Russo of Finneytown, Air Force veteran Rodney Haworth of Green Township and Army veteran Joe Zang of Green Township give their full attention to the speakers at Oak Hills High School's annual Veterans Day tribute. This year's program, which took place Wednesday, Nov. 9, honored 115 veterans who attended. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY

Green Township resident Paul Stock, a U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II, waits patiently for the ceremony to begin at Oak Hills High School's annual Veterans Day tribute. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Students and staff at Oak Hills High School filled the school’s gymnasium to honor the men and women who served in the military. The school hosted its annual Veterans Day tribute on Wednesday, Nov. 9, honoring 115 veterans from the area and thanking them for their service.

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Hans V. Ritschard, who works at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, addresses students, staff and veterans as the keynote speaker at Oak Hills High School's annual Veterans Day tribute. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Green Township native Nicoletta Frankenstein, a 2005 Oak Hills graduate who now serves in the U.S. Navy, shyly stands up to be recognized as one of the three servicewomen honored at the annual Veterans Day tribute. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Green Township resident Dale Brandt, a Navy veteran, listens intently during Oak Hills High School's annual Veterans Day tribute.. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

A color guard from the Ohio Army National Guard presented the colors at Oak Hills High School's annual Veterans Day tribute. The servicemen in the color guard included, front to back, Sgt. 1st Class Steven Jessie, 2nd Lt. Michael McQueary, Sgt. 1st Class Rick Hance and Staff Sgt. John Kennedy. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Delhi Township residents John Schoenfeld, left, a Marine veteran who served in the Korean War, and Henry Armstrong, an Army veteran who served in World War II, take in the experience at Oak Hills High School's annual Veterans Day tribute. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

North Bend resident Ken Jefferson, left, a U.S. Navy veteran and Oak Hills graduate, and Green Township resident Ivan Rudy, a U.S. Army veteran, listen to a speaker at Oak Hills High School's annual Veterans Day tribute. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS



Wagner, Wells win Three Rivers seats

By Kurt Backscheider

A newcomer received the most votes in the race for Three Rivers Local School District Board of Education. Danette Wells pulled in the highest number of votes in a close three-candidate race for two board seats. Incumbent board member Tim Wagner, who serves as vice president of the board, received the second highest number of



votes to win re-election. According to unofficial results from the Hamilton County Board of Elections, Wells won with 2,539 votes (about 36 percent), Wagner received 2,398 votes (about 34 percent) and Michael Hellebusch placed third with 2,051 votes (about 29 percent). “When I learned I had won, I was so very grateful to the people who elected me, ecstatic that the hard work on the campaign had paid off and re-

chance to represent the community, and she plans to immediately delve into the board’s current projects. She said she will meet with Superintendent Rhonda Bohannon, Treasurer Cary Furniss and the other board members in the next couple of months so she can make effective and informed decisions come January when she is sworn in. Wagner said it is reassuring to know residents are happy with the job he’s been doing

lieved that the waiting was over,” Wells said. “My heart is so full that the words ‘thank you’ and ‘grateful’ seem so inadequate to convey my sincere appreciation to all the members of the community who supported me. But, thank you to each and every one of you who encouraged, supported and voted to make me a Three Rivers school board member.” She said she is truly honored and humbled to have the

on the board and voted to reelect him. “I’m excited to be given the opportunity to continue our work on the board,” he said. Each and every vote cast for him is appreciated, and he said he doesn’t take lightly the trust residents placed in him to represent them on the school board. “It is with all my gratitude that I look forward to serving them for the next four years,” Wagner said.

Oak Hills parents concerned with new program By Kurt Backscheider

Parents in the Oak Hills Local School District are letting district officials know they are not happy with aspects of a new mid-

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concerns with a program called Expert 21. Oak Hills implemented the program at the beginning of this school year. A letter to parents posted on the district’s website Aug. 3, states Expert 21 is a comprehensive English language arts curriculum that prepares students for the literacy demands of the 21st century through a combination of explicit instruction, inquiry based learning, relevant literature and informational texts, real world writing and projects as well as supportive technology. Parents who spoke Monday said they are not pleased with workshops within the program that are in effect for the second and third quarter of this school year, which may impact the sixth-grade social studies. “This is a major curriculum change,” said Jill Eichhorn, a Delhi Township parent who has a son in the sixth-grade. She said social studies instruction has been re-

duced for the second and third quarters to allow time for Expert 21 workshops dealing with social inquiry


lessons. Her concern is the loss of social studies lessons, she said. “I hope you reinstate the social studies curriculum immediately,” Eichhorn told the board. “This is not the quality social studies the students have been getting.” Jeanni Roach, who has a son in the sixth-grade at Delhi Middle School, echoed Eichhorn's concerns. “My son adores history, but they've taken time from social studies for these workshops,” she said. “Maybe Expert 21 is a great program, but right now there are some loose ends we need to address. We're just concerned parents.”

surance.” On top of the change, Eichhorn said what frustrates her the most is the lack of communication between the district and parents regarding implementation of the workshops for the second and third quarters. “I didn't receive anything from the district until a week and a half before the start of the second quarter,” she said, noting parents should be included in decisions affecting their children's education. “The process failed. The process needs to be better.” Schinkal concurred there was a lack of communication. “We all agree the communication needed to be better. We clearly need to review the communications issue,” he said. “It's always good for us to review policies and procedures.” The next school board meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at Delhi Middle School.

Steve Schinkal, president of the school board, said the workshops in question have social aspects relating to social studies, but the board shares parents' concerns regarding social studies being impacted by the implementation of the new program. “A lot of people spoke compassionately about their children losing social studies,” he said. “The concern is that these two modules have replaced social studies content. It's my understanding that is not the case.” He said the same social studies content that was taught to sixth-graders last year will still be taught this year, but to be certain the board has directed Superintendent Todd Yohey to survey middle school teachers and verify that is the case. “The key thing is to determine whether the social studies curriculum from last year is still being taught,” Schinkal said. “We're looking for that as-



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Elder, Seton seniors make college choices By Ben Walpole

Mercy seniors who took part in national signing day included, from left, Marissa Prinzbach, 17, a volleyball setter for UConn to study speech pathology, Anna Eggleston, 17, fast pitch softball for West Virginia State to study education, and Lindsey Dinkelacker, 17, an outside hitter for Saint Louis University to study nursing. LIZ DUFOUR/THE COMMUNITY PRESS.

Families celebrate Mother of Mercy college signings

Early signing day was a major event in Price Hill. At Seton High School, senior Becca Meyer signed her letter of intent to play Division I college lacrosse for Saint Francis University (Pa.), Wednesday, Nov. 9. Next door at Elder High School, seniors Anthony Asalon and Daniel Schwarz were making college commitments of their own. Asalon signed to play baseball for the University of Indianapolis. Schwarz also is an Elder baseball standout, but his sport of choice is golf. He’ll be hitting the links for Miami University. “It was fun,” said Schwarz of the signing banquet which included his coaches, friends and family. “It was good to have that off your shoulders. Now I don’t really have to think about it, and I know where I’m going next year.” Schwarz was named Division I first-team all-state this fall after leading the Elder golf team to the state tournament for the first time in 15 years.

He is following a family tradition of sorts, going to Miami. His dad, Kevin, went to school in Oxford. And his older brother, Michael, is a freshman there this year. Schwarz also considered Xavier University and the University of Akron. But once he developed a rapport with new Miami golf coach Zac Zedrick, his decision became clear. “Everything seemed to fit for me,” Schwarz said. Asalon is a starting infielder for the Elder baseball team. A resident of Delhi Townhip, he chose Indianapolis, a Division II school that competes in the Great Lakes Valley Conference, the same league as Northern Kentucky. Meyer is the first Division I signee in Seton lacrosse history, according to Saints head coach Drew Burchett. Meyer scored 59 goals and added 23 assists last season, in earning first team all-Girls Greater Cincinnati League honors. “She’s one of those girls that just loves the game,” Burchett said. “She’s a 100-percent inyour-face player all the time.”

By Ben Walpole

WESTWOOD — It was fitting that Mercy High School senior Lindsey Dinkelacker celebrated her college signing day with her family. After all, they’ve been with her every step of the way. Her mom, Betty, coached her in volleyball at Our Lady of Loudes School during her fourththrough sixth-grade years. Lindsey’s dad, Jim, coached her in basketball, fourth through eighth grades. And both mom and dad coached Lindsey in softball when she was young. “We’re very proud of her and glad we could’ve been a part of it through grade school and into high school,” said Betty Dinkelacker, after watching her daughter commit to play volleyball for Saint Louis University. “Family is very important to her – extended family too.” Lindsey was one of three Mercy athletes to sign college letters of intent, Wednesday morning, Nov. 9, in the high school media center. Volleyball teammate Marissa Prinzbach signed with the University of Connecticut. Bobcat softball standout Anna Eggleston signed with West Virginia State University. Dinkelacker and Prinzbach led the Bobcat volleyball team to back-to-back district championships. Mercy was18-8 this season. Dinkelacker has been one of the best hitters in the Girls Greater Cincinnati League for three years. She excelled at basketball and softball during grade school, but volleyball soon became her focus. “We used to go to Mercy’s volleyball games because we knew a lot of the kids here, and she said that volleyball was just more exciting,” her mom Betty said. “She said she just couldn’t imagine her life without volleyball.” Which was just fine with her dad, even though he was the basketball coach. “Sixth or seventh grade, you

Elder High School seniors Anthony Asalon, left, and Daniel Schwarz sign their letters of intent to play college sports. THANKS TO MAUREEN REGAN

Following the signing that was attended by family and friends, Mercy senior Lindsey Dinkelacker spends time with her cousin, George Dinkelacker, 8 months. Lindsey is an outside hitter and plans to study nursing. LIZ DUFOUR/THE COMMUNITY PRESS could tell that volleyball was going to be her sport,” Jim said. “I’m just glad it paid off for her. She’s put a lot of work into it.” Family played a key role in Lindsey’s college selection too. “With the league they’re in (the Atlantic 10), they come back to play Xavier and Dayton,” said Lindsey, already looking forward to those homecoming matches. “The distance from home is like five hours, so it’s really easy. “I’m happy with my decision. It’s just relieving once you’re done with it.” Prinzbach, too, talked of relief. She verbally committed to the UConn volleyball program more than a year ago. Wednesday the senior setter could finally make it official. “I was really anxious yesterday,” Prinzbach said. “Now it’s like a weight off your shoulder – in a good way.” Eggleston had five goals and four assists for the Mercy soccer team, helping the Bobcats to 10

wins and a trip to the sectional finals this fall. Softball, however, is her main claim to fame. She has been named firstteam all-GGCL Scarlet in all three years of her high school career. During that span, the Bobcats are 61-14 with three league championships to their credit. Eggleston was 10-1 on the mound last spring with 116 strikeouts and a 1.11 earned run average. She also shined at the plate, hitting .382. She visited the West Virginia State campus in Institute, W. Va. – just outside Charleston – the first weekend of November. She said the campus, coaches and nice autumnal atmosphere clinched her decision. “I’ve been working for this. I’ve been working my butt off since I was little, playing softball,” Eggleston said. “So just knowing that I’m signed and get to continue playing, it’s just great. It’s everything I could ever have wished for.”

Seton High School senior Becca Meyer signs her letter of intent to play college lacrosse for Saint Francis University. She's joined by, from left, her dad Tony Meyer, her mom Ingrid Meyer and coach Drew Burchett. THANKS TO ERIN GRADY


Elder High School graduate and senior captain for the College of Holy Cross football team Ricky Otis recently received an official invitation to the second annual FCS Senior Scout Bowl Dec. 17 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Ninety FCS senior players were chosen to compete in a North vs. South all-star game format. Scouting personnel from the NFL, CFL, UFL, among other organizations are expected in attendance for the three-day event. Otis graduated from Elder in 2008. Through eight games this fall, he led Holy Cross with 64 tackles, including six for loss. THANKS TO TAMMY OTIS




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Teammates named to regional ODP pool team Payton Atkins, Bayley Feist, Sydney Goins and Katie Murray, all members of coach Jon Pickup’s Kings Soccer Academy U15 Gold soccer team, have been selected to the U.S. Youth Soccer Region II Girls Olympic Development Program Pool Team in their age group. Regional and national coaches selected them at a regional camp in DeKalb, Ill. At this camp, the top 36 players from 14 Midwestern states were selected to the Region II Pool. Atkins, daughter of Brandon and Britt Atkins of Anderson Township, is a freshman at Turpin High School. Feist, daughter of Steve and Sue Feist of Bridgetown, is a freshman at Oak Hills High School. Goins, daughter of Bruce and Lesli Goins of Delhi Township, is an eighth-grader at St. Dominic Grade School. Murray, daughter of Dave and Gina Murray of Delhi Township, is a freshman at Oak Hills High School. According to Ellie Singer, Region II administrator for the Olympic Developmental Program, “being selected to the regional pool is a major accomplishment. All 4 girls will be observed now and in the future for possible selection to the U.S. National Team. Some of these players have gone on to win Olympic Gold Medals in 1996 and are represented on the FIFA Women’s World Cup, 2008 & 2012 Olympic and National Teams.” Some Region II players played on the Inaugural U19 World Cup 2002 team in Canada that finished first and were recently seen in the FIFA WWC final game against Japan.


Dolle, Bombers air out victory By Ben Walpole

CLIFTON — The formula was supposed to be simple. Run the ball, play defense, control field position. Well, the St. Xavier High School football team did all of the above but also threw in a new wrinkle this week – the aerial assault. Senior quarterback Griffin Dolle threw early and often to help the Bombers to a quick 21-0 and they held on to defeat Colerain 28-15, Saturday night, Nov. 12, in the Division I regional semifinals at the University of Cincinnati's Nippert Stadium. “Against a team like Colerain, you've got to be balanced,” St. Xavier head coach Steve Specht said. “You've got to be able to mix it up. They're too good. Their defense is way too good to be one dimensional.” The week prior St. Xavier rushed for 259 yards in a quarterfinal win against Mason. Dolle threw for all of 28 yards in that one. Against Colerain, Dolle threw for 95 yards and two touchdowns in the first quarter. He didn't throw his first incompletion of the game until midway through the third quarter. “He did a great job,” Specht said. “I don't think he's given enough credit. “We can throw the ball too. Griffin's playing well. He makes good decisions. He's really grown as a quarterback.” Colerain head coach Tom Bolden called Dolle's play the deciding factor in the game: “Their quarterback was absolutely phenomenal tonight. He made all the plays he had to.” St. X came out on its first possession and kept the Colerain defense offbalance with a mix of inside runs to Conor Hundley, option pitch plays and short passes to Drew Frey. Dolle

St Xavier High School receiver Kevin Milligan (28) tries to elude two Colerain defenders, Nov. 12, in a Division I regional semifinal game at Nippert Stadium. JOSEPH FUQUA II/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

capped the 13-play march with a 10-yard swing pass to Kevin Milligan for a touchdown. The Bombers faced a third-and-8 on their next possession back at their own 39. Dolle threw a strike to Trey Kilgore along the left sideline. The ball appeared to ricochet off of Kilgore's shoulder right into the hands of Milligan who was trailing the play on the right side. He took it the rest of the way to the end zone for a 14-0 St. Xavier lead with 5:19 left in the first quarter. The ball hit Milligan so perfectly stride it was almost as if the play was drawn up that way. The play left the Colerain fans and team alike in a stunned stupor. “When you're battling the whole time and something like that happens, it kind of shocks you at first,” Bolden said. “I thought that was just a tough point, emotionally.”

The fog didn't lift for a few more minutes on the Colerain side, and by the time it did, Hundley had extended the St. X lead to 21-0 with a second-quarter TD run. The Cardinals would dominate much of the next 20 minutes of play. Dustin Smith ran one yard for a touchdown in the final minute of the first half to draw his team within 21-6 at halftime. They carried the momentum into the third quarter, outgaining Colerain 120 yards to three in the period. The problem for Colerain was finishing drives. The only sign on the scoreboard of all of that third-

quarter dominance was a Kevin Walker field goal that made the score 21-9. St. X sustained one more drive, ending in a Dolle to Hank Rumpke three-yard touchdown pass to clinch the game. Dolle finished 9-of-10 passing for 117 yards and a career-high three touchdowns. “That was probably one my better starts,” said Dolle, modestly, afterward. “I've gotten healthy over the past two weeks. I guess the offense is just in a groove.” Having Hundley back in the lineup certainly helped. The senior running back

has been battling an ankle injury for the last month. He carried the ball eight times in the playoff opener against Mason, but this was his first game back in the role of featured back. “Colerain's a physical team. They're fast,” Hundley said. “It (the injury) definitely showed. I couldn't pull away. Some of that was my ankle. Some of that was them. “I'm a little banged up. I'm gonna be sore tomorrow.” Colerain finishes the year 10-2, with both losses to St. X. The Cardinals rallied to win the Greater Miami Conference with a 7-0 record in league play despite an injury-ravaged season that saw them lose their starting quarterback and featured running back to season-ending injuries in September. “Our kids never quit,” Bolden said. “That's a testament to those seniors.” Dustin Smith, who took over at quarterback midseason, saved perhaps his best game for last. He completed 16 passes Saturday for 157 yards and late, long touchdown to T.J. Dula. “Our quarterback was 5-foot-8, 150 pounds of pure determination,” Bolden said. “And he showed that again tonight.” St. Xavier improves to 9-3 with the win. The Bombers play for the Region 4 championship against Moeller, Saturday, Nov. 19. Moeller defeated Middletown in the other semifinal, 42-30. The Crusaders beat St. X 27-24 in week five of the regular season.





The combined Oak Hills girls middle school golf team wins the 2011 GMC Girls Golf Tournament Championship Oct. 6 at Fairfield North Trace. This is the first time the team has won the GMC title. Team members included Jenna Duebber, Wessels, Abby Daugherty, Karly Egbers and Anna Sanzere. The team is coached by Cindy Breen.

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Baseball tryouts

The Cincinnati Future Stars 8U baseball team is looking for two more baseball players to complete the 2012 roster. The players cannot turn age 9 before May 1, 2012. The team’s home field is at Lincoln Lee Sports Complex, 9816 River Road, Harrison, at the end of Blue Rock Road Bridge. Contact Coach Adam Schoster at 378-4376.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Promising future

Three Rivers School District greatly appreciates your vote of confidence and your support in passing the three-year renewal levy. By continuing the levy that was first approved in 2005, the district will remain financially stable for the next three years barring no unforeseen changes from the state or crisis occurring. Revenue continues to decline for the school district and we will continue to monitor all expenditures in order to stretch our dollars as far as possible. With the continued support and understanding from the community, we will make reductions as necessary in order to make the budget work in a manner that will continue to focus on instruction. We value our students and are committed to maintaining high expectations for academic success and meeting career and college readiness standards. You are a part of an exciting time in Three Rivers. We are

moving forward with a new school and maintaining an excellent rating in the State. Together, we are building a promising future for our children. Rhonda Bohannon Superintendent Three Rivers Local School District

Citizens main focus

I would like to thank the citizens of Cheviot for the support I have received throughout my campaign. This was ultimately shown through my re-election to the offfice of auditor. My successful re-election wouldn't have been possible without the backing from my family and friends – thank you so much. I will continue to serve as Cheviot’s auditor with the same high standards I have in the past years, and I promise to keep Cheviot and its citizens as my main focus. Theresa Ciolino-Klein Cheviot

Thanks for support

I would like to express my thanks to all residents in the Finneytown, Forest Hills, Lockland, Northwest, Oak Hills, Southwest and Three Rivers local school districts who went to the polls Tuesday and voted for me And even if you went to the polls and didn't vote for me, thank you for voting. Our American system is still the best one going!

Bill Ferguson Jr. Hamilton County Educational Service Center governing board

Bad day

Last Tuesday was a bad day for democracy. I was emotionally linked to Issue 2. With my father as a Cincinnati firefighter, I constantly heard family and friends ask: “How does this affect you?” And my father would articulate his personal interests. But this is the problem with political discourse today. Was SB 5 perfect? Heck no. However, the issue should have been framed in this nature – what does this issue

mean for the future of Ohio and our capacity to create a sustainable government? Everyone has special interests, but our country is at a turning point. We spend too much. Unfortunately, many today feel an entitlement to government expenditures. As Alexander Tytler once acknowledged: “[democracy] can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy.” We have tough choices to make in the imminent future. And we, as Americans/Ohioans, need to decide what is best for the future, not what is best for our own, immediate special interests. Philip Ramstetter Jr Green Township

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New Green Township Trustee Rocky Boiman is sworn in by township Fiscal Officer Tom Straus. Boiman was selected to replace Tracy Winkler, who quit when she was appointed as Hamilton County Clerk of Courts. PROVIDED.

BRIEFLY Train show on rails Nov. 19 The holiday season kicks off with a model train display by the Queen City Hi-Railers at the Green Township Senior Center. The train show is open from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, and Sunday, Nov. 20, at the center, 3920 Epley Road.

Office hours

State Rep. Denise Driehaus (D-31st District) will host district office hours on Saturday, Nov. 19. Driehaus will meet with constituents and discuss legislative issues. Her office hours will be open from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Corner BLOC Coffee, 3101 Price Ave.

Book signing

Keith A. Elkins, author of “Mr. E. 2003 – Manifest Lessons from Ohio’s Bicentennial Celebration,” will be at the Green Township Library meeting room from at 7-8:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 21, to discuss his book, sell and sign copies. The Green Township Library is at 6525 Bridgetown Road. Call the library at 513-369-6095 for more information.

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gave me in this year’s mayor’s election. I want to say thanks to the residents who allowed me to put my sign in their yards. I appreciate the positive support and reinforcement that I received from my family, friends, and when I went door to door talking to all the people throughout the village. I am honored to serve our village as the mayor. Cleves has been my home for the past 46 years. I learned a long time ago that in my opinion this is a great place to live. I know at times we all have made jokes about our little town, but when I look around, I see a lot of life time residence and new residence that have made our village their home for their families. That says a lot. I believe that we have great opportunities to make the village of Cleves a great place to visit and live. Especially now that the new school (pre-K through 12), will be opening in fall of 2013.

The Cleves Christmas Walk with be Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3. There will be crafters and other entertainment throughout the village, including Cleves School, Miami

Township Senior Center, Miami Township Hall, Cleves branch library, and Masonic Lodge.

Holiday show

The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts' Saturday Morning Children’s Series continues with The Frisch Marionette Company's holiday variety show at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. "Holiday Punch!" is a variety show full of surprise packages and magical moments. It features hand puppets and trick marionettes sure to get you into the warmth of the holiday spirit! Tickets are $5 and can be purchased by calling the box office at 513.241.6550; online at; or in person at the box office at 4990 Glenway Ave.

West Side reunion

Graduates of the Class of 1981 from West Side high schools including Mother of Mercy, St. Xavier, La Salle, Elder and Seton are invited to a reunion event at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26. The Class of 81 West Side Reunion will take place at the Holy Grail Banks, 161 Joe Nuxhall Way. There is no admission for the event, however donations will be accepted the evening of the reunion to help offset the cost of entertainment.

Should Ohio ban or restrict the private ownership of exotic animals? Why or why not? “Of course, Ohio should ban the private ownership of exotic animals! There is no reason I can think of that would warrant another situation like the one in Zanesville. Animals belong first of all in their natural habitats. If that is not possible, then they belong in a zoo where experts will care, shelter and feed them. People who have a need for an abundance of wild animals or keeping an abundance of cats or dogs in their homes are needing some mental health care for themselves. Let's love our animals with reason. We don't need more than one or two cats or dogs and the wild animals should not live in our homes.” E.E.C. “My first response would be, of course. These animals are potentially dangerous and could harm the owner and others but where do you draw the line? American Bison are exotic, big and potentially dangerous but considered farm animals and we have not banned them. We have banned pit bulls but not tigers and lions but people keep them anyway. Where is the sense in that? More people are killed or hurt by ATVs but we have not banned them. I believe Ohioans who ride motorcycles without helmets are fools, endangering themselves and driving up healthcare costs but we voted to repeal the helmet law. I don't think it is a good idea to keep exotic animals and it pains me to see any animals maltreated but there are lots more poorly cared for dogs, cats and horses. Before we ban exotic animals, perhaps we should ban people who do a miserable job of bringing up children that subsequently become criminals, thieves and murders. Our legislature has a lot more pressing things to spend time on. We have enough restrictions on our liberty.” F.S.D. “Absolute



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can't seem to take care of their own domestic animals as evidenced by the overcrowding of shelters and foster homes with these poor creatures. “Leave caring for and housing exotics to the zoo.” M.J.Y. “Regarding the unbalanced man who released over 50 wild animals, how does a private citizen amass a collection of lions, tigers, bears and other large carnivores without the government intervening? Can we really trust private citizens to own 600 to 800 pound potential man-eaters and properly feed and house them? If a neighbor had such an animal I certainly hope the government would intercede pronto!” R.V. “No, not banning, but they should have laws in effect of what type of exotic animals can be safely kept as pets. Zoo's should have the right to inspect anyone who harbors these animals to see if they are treated well and disease free. Also, potential owners should at least have a farm setting for safety and exercise.” O.H.R. "Absolutely not! This question would not have arisen had it not been for the aberrant behavior of 61-year-old Terry Thompson who released his collection of wild animals near Zanesville and then killed himself. What are the odds of something like this happening again? “I'm one of those people who believe in limited government and I do not think government has the authority to dictate what kind of animals people keep for their enjoyment. If it could be proven that someone kept a supply of

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dangerous wild animals with the deliberate intent to release them at some point, and cause panic, I might take a different view, but that is not the case. “We should be very cautious about allowing government to limit our freedoms.” Bill B. “I am against the public having exotic animals for a number of reasons. First of all they are called wild for a reason and can never be trusted, thinking that they like you personally is nuts. When you have these animals you are putting yourself and the community at risk and some of the cages are not safe to have an animal in or are they sanitary. Lets leave the wild animals for the zoo.” D.D.

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he Delhi Township Veterans Association honored 77 township veterans with the unveiling of their names on a Wall of Honor at the Veterans Memorial Park during Veterans Day ceremonies Nov. 6. The program also included honoring Henry Armstrong with the association’s Medal of Honor. Armstrong, a World War II veteran and association assistant chaplain, is the fifth medal honoree.



PEOPLE | IDEAS | RECIPES David Waldrop, left, gets a helping hand from Tony Bledsoe as the two members of the American Legion Post 534 Color Guard prepare for the Nov. 6 Veterans Day ceremonies at Delhi Township Veterans Memorial Park. HEIDI FALLON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Honoring veterans Jim Sizemore, first vice commander of the American Legion Post 534, and Jim Sizemore, Delhi Township Veterans Association Color Guard, post the colors during the Nov. 6 Delhi Township Veterans Association Veterans Day ceremonies. HEIDI FALLON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Robert Jetter, right, was accompanied by his son-in-law Mike Sandman to the Nov. 6 Veterans Day ceremonies where his names was unveiled along with 76 other Delhi Township veterans on the Delhi Township Veterans Association Wall of Honor. HEIDI FALLON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Delhi Township firefighter and Color Guard member Brian Wandstrat stands at attention during the posting of the colors, part of the Nov. 6 Delhi Township Veterans Association Veterans Day ceremonies. HEIDI FALLON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Past winners of the Delhi Township Veterans Association Medal of Honor line up prior to this year's presentation. From left is Jack Ryan; Don Osterfeld, association commander; Jeff Lefler, association secretary; association Vice Commander Howard Brinkdoepke at the podium; and Delhi Kroger store representatives Brandon Willoughby and Karen Sittason. HEIDI FALLON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Robert Moore attended the Nov. 6 Delhi Township Veterans Association Veterans Day ceremonies where he was one of 77 veterans added to the Wall of Honor. HEIDI FALLON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Retired Army Lt. Col. Paul Fellinger was the featured speaker at the Nov. 6 Delhi Township Veterans Association Veterans Day ceremonies. HEIDI FALLON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS



Ave., Free. 244-6111. Delhi Township.

Art Exhibits

Music - Classic Rock

Selections ’11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road, Works created by regional high school students selected by their art teachers. Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township.

Woodwind Steel, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977; Riverside.

Recreation Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Fernbank Park, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Sayler Park.

Civic Hamilton County Park District Board of Park Commissioners Meeting, 1 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

Dance Classes

Support Groups

Square Dance Lessons, 7-9 p.m., Miami Whitewater Township Firehouse, 6736 Ohio 128, No experience necessary. Smooth-soled shoes are best for dancing. With River Squares and Butler Squares. Free. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 232-1303. Miamitown.

The Texas Guitar Women will appear at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road. Tickets are $35, $30 in advance. For more information, call 484-0157 or visit PROVIDED.

Exercise Classes


Beginners’ Gentle Ashtanga Yoga, 7-8 p.m., Miami Heights Elementary, 7670 Bridgetown Road, Create strength, flexibility and release of stress. Gentle moving meditation connecting mind, body and spirit. Family friendly. $70 for 10-class pass, $40 for five-class pass, $9 drop-in. Presented by Three Rivers Community Education. 675-2725. Miami Township.

to walk. Ages 50 and up.Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Sayler Park.

Art Exhibits Selections ’11, 1-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township.


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Civic Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 946-7755; Green Township.

Art Exhibits

Community Dance

Music - Oldies

Selections ’11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township.

Swing Dance, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Cheviot Memorial Fieldhouse, 3729 Robb Ave., Music by the Dukes. Benefits Cheviot Police Association. $12, $10 advance. 347-3137. Cheviot.

Mike Davis Show, 7-10 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, Vegas revue with tribute artist. Full dinner menu. $10. Reservations recommended. 251-7977. Riverside.

Community Dance

Exercise Classes

Senior Citizens

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

Zumba Class, 9-9:30 a.m., Curves - Miami Heights/Cleves, 3797 Shady Lane, $2. 467-1189; Miami Heights.

Village Open House, 1-3 p.m., Bayley Community Wellness Center, 401 Farrell Court, Information on two- or threebedroom cottages. Free. 3475520. Delhi Township.

Farmers Market Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 661-1792; Cheviot.

Music - Acoustic Bill Church, 7-9 p.m., Aroma’s Java and Gelato, 6407 Bridgetown Road, Folk singer-songwriter. Free. 574-3000; Green Township. Charlie Runtz, 6-8 p.m., Corner BLOC Coffee, 49 S. Miami, Free. 655-4992; Cleves.

Music - Oldies Cincy Rockers, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977; Riverside.

On Stage - Theater The Complete History of America, Abridged, 8 p.m., Midway Elementary School, 3156 Glenmore Ave., Fastpaced sequences of historical/ hysterical vaudeville sketches, word-association games, puns and parodies. $12, $11 students, seniors and groups of 10 or more. Presented by Sunset Players Inc. Through Nov. 19. 588-4988; Westwood.

Music - Blues Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Dew Drop Inn, 8956 Harrison Ave., Free. 353-1854. Cleves.

Music - Concerts Texas Guitar Women, 7:30-10 p.m., College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road, All-female blues and roots lineup features five-time Grammy-winner Cindy Cashdollar, blues sensation Carolyn Wonderland, Texas vocalist of the year Shelley King, awardwinning bassist Sarah Brown and session drummer Lisa Pankratz. $35, $30 advance. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society. 484-0157; Delhi Township.

Craft Shows La Salle High Arts and Crafts Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., La Salle High School, 3091 North Bend Road, More than 90 artisans and crafters offer handmade, painted and decorated items. Textiles, wood carving, floral, quilting, painting, photography, leather work, jewelry and more. Food and drink available for purchase. $1, free for children. 741-3000; Green Township.

MONDAY, NOV. 21 Art Exhibits Selections ’11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 7-7:30 p.m., Curves - Miami Heights/Cleves, $2. 467-1189; Miami Heights.

Recreation Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Fernbank Park, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Sayler Park.

Music - Oldies


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

Girl Power Reunion: Movie Night, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Seton High School, 3901 Glenway Ave., Wear pajamas and bring canned good for Holy Family Food Pantry to be entered for Seton Spiritwear. Girls grades 5-8 welcome. Free. 471-2600; West Price Hill.

On Stage - Theater The Complete History of America, Abridged, 8 p.m., Midway Elementary School, $12, $11 students, seniors and groups of 10 or more. 5884988; Westwood.

Schools High School Placement Test, 8-11:30 a.m., Seton High School, 3901 Glenway Ave., $30. 471-2600; West Price Hill.



Art Exhibits

Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Fernbank Park, 60 Thornton Ave., Walks led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose what days

Selections ’11, 1-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Town-

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

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AARP Monthly Meeting, 12:30-2 p.m., Westwood United Methodist Church, 3460 Epworth Ave., New members welcome. Jesuit Brother John Martin explains purpose and activities of Mary Magdalene House and its support of those in need in our area. Presented by Western Hills AARP Chapter 3690. 941-4911. Westwood.

FRIDAY, NOV. 25 Community Dance

Yardwaste Recycling Dropoff 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 Recycling and Solid Waste District. Through Nov. 20. 946-7755; Green Township.

Senior Citizens

Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 4418 Bridgetown Road, Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922. Bridgetown.

Tuesday, Nov. 22 Art Exhibits Selections ’11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township.

Dance Classes Line Dance Class, 10-11 a.m., Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane, Line dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience

required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. West Price Hill.

Exercise Classes Yoga Class, 7-8 p.m., Curves Miami Heights/Cleves, 3797 Shady Lane, $2. 467-1189. Miami Heights.

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

Support Groups Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., Mercy Hospital Western Hills, 3131 Queen City Ave., Sixth-floor, room 1. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922; Westwood.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23 Dance Classes Square Dance, 10-11:30 a.m., Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane, With Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. West Price Hill.

Exercise Classes Yoga Class, 1-2 p.m., Curves Miami Heights/Cleves, $2. 467-1189. Miami Heights. Women and Weights, 5-6 p.m., Western Hills Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Program specifically designed for women. Maintain bone density, increase metabolism and discover health benefits of weight training. $7.50-$10. Presented by SpinFit LLC. 451-4905; Westwood. Power and Pump, 6-7 p.m., Western Hills Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Simple, yet challenging cardiovascular and strength training exercises combined for total body workout. $7.50-$10. Presented by SpinFit LLC. 451-4905; Westwood. Zumba Class, 7-7:30 p.m., Curves - Miami Heights/Cleves, $2. 467-1189; Miami Heights.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger Cleves, 4001 Ohio 128, Fifteenminute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Cleves.

Music - Blues Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., The Full Moon Saloon, 4862 Delhi

Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Harvest Home Park, Free. 661-1792; Cheviot.

Line Dance Class, 10-11 a.m., Dunham Recreation Complex, $4. 321-6776. West Price Hill.

Exercise Classes Ashtanga Yoga Level I, 5:45-7 p.m., Miami Heights Elementary, 7670 Bridgetown Road, Deepen moving meditation practice with strong flow of familiar asanas and introduction of new asanas. Family friendly. $70 for 10-class pass, $40 for five-class pass, $9 drop-in. Presented by Three Rivers Community Education. 675-2725. Miami Township. Yoga Class, 7-8 p.m., Curves Miami Heights/Cleves, $2. 467-1189. Miami Heights.

Health / Wellness Lunch and Learn Lecture, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Aroma’s Java and Gelato, 6407 Bridgetown Road, Free. Topic: Health and Stress. information on symptoms of stress, how stress affects body’s overall health and what a person can do to relieve stress both at work and at home, to feel better. Reservations required. Presented by Foundation for Wellness Professionals. 574-3000. Green Township.

Music - Oldies Bop Club Dance, 7-11 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, $3, free members. 251-7977; Riverside.

Support Groups

Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Fernbank Park, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Sayler Park.

Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., Mercy Hospital Western Hills, 921-1922; Westwood. Dealing with Loss in Your Life, 1:30-3 p.m., Bayley Community Wellness Center, 401 Farrell Court, Susan Haumesser leads spiritual series on how you can deal with loss in your life, how to live, pray and carry on with your every day activities. Reservations required. 347-5510. Delhi Township.



Music - Blues Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, $4. 251-7977. Riverside.


Art Exhibits

Art Exhibits

Selections ’11, 1-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township.

Selections ’11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township.

Exercise Classes

Community Dance

Zumba Class, 9-9:30 a.m., Curves - Miami Heights/Cleves, $2. 467-1189; Miami Heights.

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

Sunday, Nov. 27 Art Exhibits Selections ’11, 1-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township.

Drink Tastings Wine Tasting, 7-9 p.m., Pirate’s Den, 3670 Werk Road, $12. 922-3898. Green Township.

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

MONDAY, NOV. 28 Art Exhibits Selections ’11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township.

Exercise Classes Evening Adult Yoga Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, $25 for six classes, $5 each. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Recreation Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Fernbank Park, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Sayler Park.

Tuesday, Nov. 29 Art Exhibits Selections ’11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township.

Dance Classes

Dance Classes Square Dance, 10-11:30 a.m., Dunham Recreation Complex, $4. 321-6776. West Price Hill.

Drink Tastings Wine Tasting, 7-9 p.m., Aston Oaks Golf Club, 1 Aston Oaks Drive, Five wines and three appetizer courses. Family friendly. $20 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required. 467-0070, ext. 3; North Bend.

Exercise Classes Yoga Class, 1-2 p.m., Curves Miami Heights/Cleves, $2. 467-1189. Miami Heights. Women and Weights, 5-6 p.m., Western Hills Sports Mall, $7.50-$10. 451-4905; Westwood. Power and Pump, 6-7 p.m., Western Hills Sports Mall, $7.50-$10. 451-4905; Westwood. Zumba Class, 7-7:30 p.m., Curves - Miami Heights/Cleves, $2. 467-1189; Miami Heights.

Lectures The Big Year with Greg Miller, 7-8 p.m., College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road, College Theatre. Greg Miller, the real-life inspiration behind Jack Black’s character in “The Big Year,” speaks about his own big year when he crossed the continent documenting as many species of birds as possible. Family friendly. Free. 244-4481. Delhi Township.

Recreation Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Fernbank Park, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Sayler Park.

Support Groups Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 921-1922. Bridgetown.



Requested holiday recipes are family favorites emember my best tip: parsley and whipping cream are great culinary band aids – it’s amazing the mistakes they can “cover”!

Cornish game hens with apricot sauce

This is for Sherie, a Northside reader, who wants to roast Cornish hens for Thanksgiving instead of turkey. A side of mashed potatoes would be nice with this.

3 Cornish game hens, about 1½ pounds each, thawed if frozen and patted dry Olive oil ¾ teaspoon dried thyme Salt and pepper Sauce: 1 medium onion, chopped 3 generous teaspoons minced garlic 2 ⁄3 cup dry white wine 1 14.5 oz. can chicken broth ½ cup whipping cream, unwhipped ¼ cup honey Juice from 2 lemons, about ¼ cup 1 ⁄3 cup chopped dried apricots

Preheat oven to 450. Tie hens’ legs together and tuck wing tips underneath. Rub with a bit of oil and sprinkle each with ¼ teaspoon thyme, along with

some salt and pepper. Place, breast side up, on baking sheet. Roast until thickest part of Rita thigh regisHeikenfeld ters 165 RITA’S KITCHEN degrees (don’t touch bone), about 40 minutes. Cover loosely with foil and let rest about 10 minutes. While birds are roasting, make sauce. Film bottom of large skillet with olive oil and add onion and garlic and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add wine and simmer until reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Add rest of ingredients and bring to a gentle boil. Boil until reduced to 2 cups, about 15 minutes. Pour through sieve, pressing solids down. Discard solids and return sauce to skillet. Season to taste and serve. Serves 6.

Marilyn Hoskin’s cranberry celebration salad like Kroger Try substituting cherry gelatin if you like. Good work!

15 oz. crushed pineapple, drained – save juice ½ cup cranberry juice 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 3 oz. package raspberry gelatin 1 5 oz. can whole cranberry sauce ½ cup chopped walnuts

Boil pineapple, cranberry and lemon juice together. Add gelatin. Remove from heat and stir in cranberries. Put in fridge till almost set. Add pineapple and nuts. Add a ½ cup of chopped celery if you like.

Apple cranberry cobbler

More holiday recipes in my web version of this column: Ginny Moorehouse’s cranberry celebration salad and my easy master recipe for turkey gravy from drippings. ¼ teaspoon ground cloves ½ cup chopped walnuts 2 cups plus 1 tablespoon flour 4 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces 2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon salt 8 tablespoons vegetable shortening

Jimmy Gherardi and Paul Sturkey shared this recipe years ago and Suzanne Macke brought it to her garden group luncheon. I liked it so much I took a photo of it and think it would be a nice addition to your Thanksgiving dinner.

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thing,” she said. In an effort to pay off the payday loans, Schnur turned to a debtrelief company in California. She says she sent the firm $200 but, after more than a month, it has yet to pay off any of the payday loans as promised. Schnur says she’s learned her lesson about these loans and wants to warn others. “I would tell people look for other alternatives. Maybe, if you owe money to your creditors, tell them to make a payment plan or explain your situation to them.” A spokesman at the Ohio Commerce Department says these payday lenders are operating

legally under the Ohio Small Loan Act. They are still prohibited from charging high rates, but they get around that by adding upfront fees. So, you need to beware. Incidentally, debtrelief companies can no longer take your money upfront, they must first provide assistance. So I told Schnur to stop sending money to that California company and ask for her money back – and she did get it back. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

Yardwaste drop-offs end Nov. 20 The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District’s free yardwaste drop-off sites will be close for the season on Sunday, Nov. 20. The locations for the yardwaste drop-off sites are: West: Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road in Green Township North: Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road (and Colerain Avenue) in Colerain Township All sites will be open through Nov. 20, on Saturdays and Sundays, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 946-7755 or visit





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CCU honors police, firefighters Cincinnati Christian University welcomed new Cincinnati Fire Chief Richard Braun and other police and fire professionals to its seventh annual Beyond the Call chapel service Oct. 13, to honor Greater Cincinnati firefighters and law enforcement personnel. Special award honorees in five categories included: Community Service and Problem Solving – Police Officer Nicholas McCarthy, Colerain Township Police Department DevotiontoDuty–Police Chief Daniel Meloy, Colerain Township Police Department Career Achievement – Col. Ramon Hoffbauer,

Hamilton County Sheriff Ð Patrol Division Citizens Service Award – Deborah Dixon, news reporter, WKRC Local 12 television Bravery and Valor – Central Vice Control Officers, Cincinnati Police Department, award being accepted by Capt. Teresa Theetge, Central Vice Control Section Commander The Beyond the Call award recipients received proclamations from dignitaries including: Hamilton County Commissioners Greg Hartmann, Chris Monzel and Todd Portune, State Sen. Bill Seitz, as well as a Certificate of Special Congres-

sional Recognition from U.S. Congressman Steve Chabot. The chapel service began with a bagpipe processional by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department Pipe and Drum Corps, presentation of colors by the Cincinnati Police Department’s Honor Guard, and singing of the national anthem by Cincinnati Police Officer David Weidle. The program also featured a performance by CCU’s Concert Choir as well as remembrance of 9/11. “Just a few weeks ago our country marked the 10th anniversary of our great national tragedy of 9/ 11, and that experience re-

minded our nation of the tremendous debt we owe our first responders for their sacrificial service,” said CCU President David Faust. “In Cincinnati, we also owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to our own first responders who keep our communities safe, and who risk their lives to protect ours. At this annual chapel service, we at CCU want to honor, thank and support our police and firefighters.” More information is available at or by calling 513-244-8492.

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HONOR ROLLS ST. URSULA ACADEMY The following students were named to the first quarter of the 2011-2012 school year.

Freshmen First honors: Anna Arar, Claire Berding, Lydia Breitenstein, Caitlyn Cappel, Lilianne Cassiere, Megan Chapman, Natalie Danenhauer, Erin Donovan, Abigail Engelhardt, Katelyn Ferguson, Anne Heffernan, Elena Helmers-Wegman, Kathleen Kerr, Nicole Kitko, Sydney LaRocco, Karlee Proctor, Erin Reilly, Sydney Springer, Abby Weber and Meredith Weidner. Second honors: Andrea Betsch, Katlyn Colvin, Lindsay Endres, Meaghan Flesner, Carolyn Knollman, Abigail Luken, Sharon-Ann Stroube, Claudia Vollman, Jaclyn Warman and Victoria Weber.

Sophomores First honors: Morgan Bernard, Allison Budde, Laurel Cappel, Sarah Clark, Samantha DiTullio, Kaitlyn Ellerhorst, Elizabeth Klare, Laura Osborne and Natalie Phipps. Second honors: Anna Butler, Emily Kotz, Olivia Lutz, Madelyn Siemer and Nina Squeri.

Juniors First honors: Katherine Berding, Ashley Bisher, Lauren Boeckermann, Lauren Carroll, Anne Dixon, Emily Engelhardt, Lucy Gaynor, Megan Ireland, Elizabeth Kehling, Grace Liesch, Bridget Reilly, Natalie Shoemaker, Julia Springer, Alexandra Stevens, Carly Thie, Alison Urbaetis, Paige Weidner and Alison Younts. Second honors: Danielle Chin, Elise Earley, Ashley Greivenkamp, Morgan Greve, Megan

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Seniors First honors: Alyssa Archdeacon, Lauren Ashley, Rachel Barry, Micaela Bresler, Maria Broderick, Kathleen Byrne, Megan Devoto, Stephanie Franer, Leah Gagnon, Anna Heinrich, Mary Hofmann, Carly Hube, Kaitlyn Hulsman, Chloe Pfander, Samantha Ramstetter, Annie Reilly, Ashley Rodd, Sophie Rupp, Sarah Tapogna, Kayla Unkrich, Alison Visconti and Marisa Wolf. Second honors: Abigail Bettner, Margaret Bierman, Alexis Corn, Elizabeth Froese, Abagaele Grause, Sarah Mazzei, Maria Napolitano, Tayler Richter, Samantha Stine and Monica Sunderhaus.

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When Leah Bedacht and Chad Engman met, there were fireworks. Literally. The couple met at a family party to watch the annual WEBN Labor Day Fireworks. Leah is the daughter of Tom and Lisa Bedacht of Colerain Township. Chad is the son of William and Lynne Enman Jr. of Erlanger. Tom and Bill do business together, and are friends. The couple hit it off, and began to realize how much they enjoyed being together.

They enjoyed it so much that April 9, Chad proposed and in front of the family and on 11-11-11, Chad and Leah got married. The couple chose the day for its luck – Leah used to make wishes on 11:11 on the clock – and because it was Veterans Day. The military is a big part of Chad’s life. He is a member of the Air Force Reserves and is part of the 445th Squadron at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. He is also a volunteer firefighter with the Glendale Fire Department and is looking for a full-time firefighting job. Leah plans to work on her master’s degree after the

wedding and works in the operating room at Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The wedding had a groom in dress blues, bridesmaids in navy dresses and red shoes who were carrying red roses and a bride in white. “Red, white and blue,” Leah said. “I didn’t initially plan it that way, but it kind of evolved. I like it.” The couple says they have a lot in common. They are both close to their families and said they were excited to have their whole family around them for the wedding. “We have big families,

so you don’t get everybody together all that often,” Leah said. “We were excited to get the whole clan together.” Chad says Leah keeps him on his toes, but he has never felt as close to anyone as he feels to her. “I know she likes to be with me, to spend time with me,” he said. Leah says she values Chad’s maturity and his goals. “He is a good man,” she said. “He has everything going for him. We are similar in a lot of ways. We like to be with each other. We like to hang out with our families. It’s just good.”

Leah and Chad Engman before their 11-11-11 wedding. The Air Force bear was used by the ringbearer in their wedding ceremony to carry the wedding bands to the altar. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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living in New York, she did menial jobs, studied musical theater and learned to speak English fluently. In her newfound anonymity, Tajci found her answers. Today, Tajci is once again a world renowned musician, a Christian singer/songwriter who performs throughout the United States and Europe filling stadiums, concert halls and churches as she sings about her faith and her faith journey. Tajci will perform “Emmanuel – The Story of Christmas” at St. Martin of Tours Church, 3720 St. Martin’s Place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8. Tajci, in collaboration with Los Angeles-based producer Denny Bouchard, adopted and arranged a wide array of musical styles, traditions and eth-

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HONOR ROLLS The following students have earned honors for the first quarter of the 2011-2012 school year.

Sixth grade Highest honors: Kyle Allen, Jordan Asman, Tobias Boehringer, Grace Brogan, Michael Buchert, Jacob Bush, Ashley Clark-Fink, Tessa Cliffe, Jack Colston, Kayla Cybulski, Stephanie Dirr, Sarah Dollenmayer, Alexis Elliott, Emma Ernst, Leah Funk, Ashley Goddard, Adam Goldfuss, Carlee Gourley, Adam Green, Bridgette Grote, Collin Hater, Kara Heckmuller, Lauren Hurley, Kiley Keehan, Kevin Lagrange, Molly Morand, Mackenzie Mueller, Madeline Nemeth, Jacob Peters, Neil Robertson, Dayana Roman, Kathryn Schneider, Ashlee Schrand, Abigail Schutte, Penelope Sheehan, Nathan Shelby, Jared Shepherd, Anna Marie Wen Stoeckle, Marissa Tendam, Haley Thompson, William Thompson, Lucille Thornton, Anastasia Turner, Hannah Vaive, Valerie Waggal, Grace Wagner and Benjamin Zahneis. High honors: Anthony Abate, Anne Aichele, Garrett Bledsoe, Colin Brandt, Ethan Brogan, Olivia Brown, John Bryan, Valeri Butler, Stefani Callabro, Megan Conn, Renee Conover, Ashleigh Cronin, Sarah Cushing, Nicholas Deifel, Luke Digiacomo, Abigail Dye, Jakob Eichhorn, Darya Ferguson, Grace Fiora, Evander Frisch, David Gilardi, Emily Good, Joseph Gourley, Sydni Griffith, Ellis Hamilton, Sydni Haney, Sophia Hater, Evan Haynes, Annabella Herron, John Hetzel, Gwendolyn Hilvert, Grace Hissett, Nicholas Holland, Taylor Holtman, Patrick Illing, Zachary Jansen, Lilian Jerow, Emma Jones, Justin Kappen, Alexa Kelley, Ethan King, Christian Kleinholz, Michael Klumb, Allyson Little, Lauren Lowrey, Mitchell Luken, Ian Martin, Trent McGinnis, Corey Miley, Haley Miller, Tyler Murphy, Hailey Parker, Rebekah Patterson, Lucas Peco-

ra, Macy Pitchford, Sydney Richmond, Jaeden Risch, Layla Sackett, Chase Sauer, Matthew Schmitt, Allison Schonberg, Samuel Scott, Emily Shad, Kaitlyn Shirer, Dominico Smith, Maximus Stoddard, Brandon Suesz, Anna Swafford, Marina Triantafilou, Charles Visconti, Zachary Voigt, Jason Wagner, Andrew Wetterich, Baylie Wieck, Krista-Lee Willwerth, Christopher Zillich and Russell Zimmer. Honors: Kayce Bassman, Sierrah Browne, Hali Cantwell, Edward Cliffe, Jacob Collins, Matthew Cooley, Olivia Diehl, David Duwel, Mitchell Etris, Cody Fischer, Carl Fisher, Abby Freeman, Bayley Futrell, Samantha Gall, Cole Gilfilen, Logan Haden, Christopher Happe, John Harbison, Brandon Hill, Joshua Kappen, Travis Kiphart, Tyler Kiphart, Coleton Kruse, Emma Kuerze, Jacob Lachtrupp, Ryan Lee, Justin Leuthold, Leah Lindemann, Adam Meucci, Szerena Meyer, Sydney Miler, Jacob Mouser, Calvin Norman, Kayla Pottinger, Breana Richmond, Austin Roland, Madeline Scheckel, Stephen Schmidt, Olivia Schunk, Kelsey Schwegman, Marie Sharp, Mollie Showell, Haleigh Sittloh, Zachary Trippel, Madelyn Wilke and Lillian Young.

Seventh grade Highest honors: Corey Allen, Louisa Anderson, Jenna Bertke, Allison Braun, Matthew Budde, Bailee Conway, Abigail Coogan, Maxwell Faust, Jonathan Finn, Sophia Georges, Laura Grothaus, Samuel Gunther, Shannon Healey, Daniel Hodges, Magdalene Hoover, Hannah Hughes, Meara Huheey, Jordan Iori, Riley Jerow, Kaitlyn Kellard, Jennifer Keyser, Brett Kron, Madeleine Lindemann, Lorraine Lowrey, Daniel Murphy, William Oyler, Loren Pfeiffer, Emily Reichling, Cara Roche, Libbey Ryland, Casey Schablein, Katherine Slattery, William Smith, Michael Stamper, Alexandra Stevens, Austin Von Hoene, Bradley Weidner

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Eighth grade Highest honors: Daniel Cirkovic, Jennifer Davis, Daniel Dickerson, Madison Dorrington, Jenna Duebber, Noah Dupont, Dylan Feltner, Keegan Giblin, Julia Greve, Hailey Hoover, Kasey Johnson, Bridget Kallmeyer, Sydney Kilgore, Bonnie Lagrange, David Meiners, Jennifer Peters, Elizabeth Reis, Rachel Royer, Marrissa Ryan, Madison Schnell, Candice Sheehan, Megan Sheridan, Elizabeth Spaulding, William Spurlock, Michael Vanschoik, Sydney Vest, Alexandra Wall and Kyle Weisker. High honors: Nicholas Aichele, Robert Appiarius, Zoey Bass, Emma Beckstedt, Kelsey Bogash, Ryan Bussard, Heidi Calderon, Lawrence Carolin, Thomas Cecil, Emma Cliffe, Andrea Deutschle, John Dinger, Sara Dirr, Andrew Ehrman, Natalie Elchynski, Joseph Fairbanks, Jarod Francis, Andrew Freeman, Charles Freudemann, Xavier Frisch, Hannah Graff, Nicholas Guthier, Tyler Hague, Noah Hartman, Kylie Hayes, Emily Heckman, Megan Henson, Dylan Humbert, Taylor Humphries, Caleb Hutson, Cody Hutson, Allison Johnson, Rebekah Kohlbrand, Sean Laake, Allison Lamping, Jordan Malsbary, Courtney Mauricio, Benjamin McGinnis, Ethan Mercurio, Deeanna Moehring, Luke Namie, Allison Oakes, Daniel O'Hearn, Anthony Papathanas, Deborah Park, Chase Pearson, Kaleb Quinlan,

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DEATHS Alice Baur Alice Baur, 92, formerly of Westwood, died Oct. 30. She was a teacher for Cincinnati Public Schools, retiring in 1977. Survived by daughter Barbara (James) Rowland; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephBaur ews, greatnieces and nephews, and greatgreat-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Joseph Baur, son Bruce Baur, sister Stella (Fred) Deters. Services were Nov. 4 at St. Catharine of Siena. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Joseph Home of Cincinnati, 10722 Wyscarver Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241-3083.

Kathryn Brofft Kathryn Elizabeth Brofft, 87, died Nov. 5. She was a secretary with the Kroger Company. She was a volunteer at Mercy Hospital-Western Hills and member of the Legion of Mary. Survived by niece and nephews Jerri Walker, Charles (Angie) Koth, Donald (Gloria), Gary, Robert (Joyce) Brown, Joseph (Shirley) Kreider; many greatnieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Robert Brofft, siblings Esther Koth, Dorothy Kreider, Lillian Brown, Ed, Mary Belle Kelley, Pat Listerman. Services were Nov. 11 at St. Dominic. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the St. Dominic Education Fund.

Terry Evans Terrence “Terry” Evans died Nov. 2. He was an executive director with Riverfront Operations, Hamilton County. Survived by sons Vincent, Patrick Evans; siblings Joyce (Mike) Doherty, Evan (Barbara) Evans; nieces and nephews Michael (Becky), Brian, Ed Doherty, Katie (Bob) Fishburn, Ed, Kayley Evans; great-nieces Brittany, Nicole Fishburn. Preceded in death by parents Edward “Chick,” Mary Evans, brother Edward Evans. Services were Nov. 7 at Holy Cross-Immaculata Church. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorals to Help Me Grow, Ronald McDonald House, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Children’s Miracle Network or Holy Cross-Immaculata Church.

Joseph Grady Joseph William Grady, 81, Green Township, died Oct. 31. He was was a paramedic for the Cincinnati Fire Department. He was an Army veteran. Survived by wife Janet Grady Grady; children Peter (Vickie), Andrew (Pamela), Mary Grady; sister Margaret

ABOUT OBITUARIES Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 853-6262 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 or pricing details. Perrino; six grandchildren. Preceded in death by brother James Grady. Services were Nov. 4 at St. Antoninus. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati, American Cancer Society or The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

William Heiss William A. Heiss, 91, Westwood, died Oct. 27. He was a plumbing contractor. Survived by wife Margaret Heiss; children David (Diane), Joanne Heiss: granddaughter Julie (David) Scagell; greatgrandchildren Maggie, Charlie, Gavin; brother Donald Heiss. Preceded in death by sisters Ida Jean Calloway, Doris Heiss. Services were Oct. 29 at Westwood United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Bolton & Lunsford Funeral Home. Memorials to Westmates Fund, c/o Westwood United Methodist Church, or the Hospice of Cincinnati.

Carl Horst Sr. Carl W. Horst Sr., 77, Green Township, died Nov. 10. He was a Sears appliance salesman and a Klug bus driver. Survived by wife Marien Doherty Horst; children Carl (Leasa) Jr., Doug (Diana) Horst, Teresa (Mark) Walters, Horst Sara (Phil) Jeck; grandchildren Ryan, Evan, Logan, Rachael, Kelsey, Lauren Horst, Brooke, Jake, Josh Walters; siblings Mary Anne Weber, William Horst. Preceded in death by siblings Patricia, Michael Horst. Services were Nov. 15 at Our Lady of Lourdes. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: Juvenile Diabetes Association, 8041 Hosbrook Road, Suite 422, Cincinnati, OH 45236.

John Hughes James L. Hughes, 77, died Oct. 24. Survived by wife Barbara Hughes; children Beth (Curtis) Williams, JoEllen (Rick) Bell, Meg (Rich) Goddard, Tim Hughes, Amy Givens; siblings Jack Hughes, Helen Frey; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by mother Daisy Hughes, siblings Robert (Nancy), Richard Hughes, Margaret Jennings. Services were Oct. 28 at St. Luke’s Community Church. Arrangements by Gwen Mooney Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Luke’s Community Church, 1191 Devils Backbone Road, Cincinnati, OH 45233.

Naomi Kobman Naomi Myers Kobman, 93, Green Township, died Nov. 4. She was a homemaker. She made anti-aircraft shells at Cochran Lamp during World War II. Survived by son Thomas Kobman (Cathy) Kobman; granddaughters Lisa Kobman, Linda (Mark) Bill; great-grandchildren Elise, Nathan Bill. Preceded in death by husband Edgar “Skeeter” Kobman, sisters Alice Sowle, Audrey McBee, Mabel Myers. Services were Nov. 8 at GumpHolt Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.

Jacob Krekeler Jacob Henry Krekeler, 78, Green Township, died Nov. 5. He was a railroad conductor. Survived by wife Joan Krekeler; children Deborah (Kenny) Wolf, David (Jane) Krekeler; stepdaughters Nancy (Raul) Flores, Beth (Peter) Hoffman; grandchildren Corey, Brenden, Alexis Wolf, Anne, Andrew Krekeler; great-grandchildren Michelle (Matthew) Moses, Rachel, Zachary Hoffman; brother Thomas (Diane) Krekeler. Services were Nov. 8 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Hematology/Oncology Department, P.O. Box 5202, Cincinnati, OH 45201.

Donald Massa Donald A. Massa, 90, Cleves, died Nov. 4. He was a plant manager for Hader Industries. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survived by wife Florence Massa; children Kathy, Don Massa (Juanita), Tom (JoAnn) Massa, Peggy (Jim) Tempfer, Sylvia Kinross, Ron (Mary Jo) Kneer; siblings Rita (the late Joe) Neville, Patti (the late Roy) Reeves, Bob (Helen), Art (Jean), Jerry (Joan), Roger (Margie), Gordy (the late Clare); nine grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by parents Arthur, Marie Massa, brother Jim (Eileen) Massa. Services were Nov. 10 at Bayley Place. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to Bayley Place or Elder High School.

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POLICE REPORTS Cheviot Arrests/citations Daniel Buschle, 24, 6504 Glenway Ave., warrant, Oct. 28. Raysean Robinson, 18, 3911 North Bend Road, warrant, Oct. 28. Brandon Mangold, 22, 4391 Race Road, warrant at 3814 Harrison Ave., Oct. 28. Monica Bishop, 50, 3048 Wardall Ave. No. 1, warrant at 3814 Harrison Ave., Oct. 29. Timothy Abel, 24, 3373 March Terrace, open container at 3807 North Bend Road, Oct. 29. Destyni Carter, 23, 3257 Pebblebrook, disorderly conduct at 3613 Harrison Ave., Oct. 30. Frank Stath, 29, 3288 Diehl Road, disorderly conduct, Oct. 30. Harry McDowell, 24, 3640 Westwood Northern Blvd. No. 13, driving under suspension, Nov. 3. William Bayer, 22, 6070 Highway 16, assault at 3725 Dina Ave., Oct. 28. Nicholas Eggleston, 19, 5421 Karen Ave., felonious assault, Oct. 28. David L. Best, 42, 4009 Carrie

94, died Nov. 5. She was a caregiver and homemaker. Survived by children Dick (Donna), Don (Debbie), Bob Mueller Thieman, Sandra (Bob) Rosenzweig, Roy (Debbie) Troxell, Linda Falls; grandchildren Sheila, Carla, Sandy, Kristen, Kim, Suzanne, Holly, Jason, Tracy, Todd; six greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by son Bill Thieman. Services were Nov. 9 at Old St. Joseph Cemetery. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Southwest Ohio.

Ali Nunery Allison “Ali” Tracy Nunery, 31, died Nov. 3. Survived by husband Benjamin Nunery; daughter Olivia; parents Kevin, Denise Tracy; sisters Brittany (Brian) Klems, Melanie (Adam) Pace; grandmother Nunery Evelyn Silver; parents-in-law David (Debbie) Nunery, Cindy Nunery; sisters and brothers-in-law Sarah Nunery, Clark (Lindsay) Howard, Melissa (Andy) Hayes, Kelli (Don) Shuffett; great-grandfather-inlaw Albert Nunery. Services were Nov. 8 at St. Francis de Sales Church. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: Rock Pink 4 Ali (fbo Ali Nunery) in care of any Fifth Third Bank or

Dena Paraska Constantina “Dena” Balli Paraska, 83, Green Township, died Nov. 7. She was a retail sales associate. Survived by children George (Robin) Paraska, Zmara (Ugo) Perrotta; grandchildren Santina (Robert) Hertsenberg, Dino Perrotta, Natalie Paraska Gula;

great-grandchildren Alexander, Mia Hertsenberg; brother James (Virginia) Balli. Preceded in death by Paraska husband Harry Paraska. Services were Nov. 11 at Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox. Arrangements by NeidhardMinges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 7000 Winton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45224.

Bettylou Smith Bettylou Gregg Smith, 87, Green Township, died Oct. 31. She was a homemaker. Survived by husband Albert Smith; children Don (Mary Ann), Glenn Smith, Elana (Greg) Peter, Kathy (Gary) Goeri; sister Marvis Schuster; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by children Janet, Charles, Mark Smith. Services were Nov. 3 at Bolton & Lunsford Funeral Home. Memorials to Cheviot United Methodist Church.

Collette Thacker Collette Gorbold Thacker, 82, Green Township, died Nov. 6. She co-owned Jay’s Video. Survived by husband Jay Thacker; children Jay (Kay) Thacker, Yvonne Haun, Yvette (Len) Mazarowski; sister Nikki Howard; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by brother Russel Gorbold. Services were Nov. 9 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.

Walter Thorp Walter E. Thorp, 83, Cheviot, died Nov. 4. He was manager of a carpet warehouse. Survived by children Michael (Barb) Thorp, Peggy LaDow; grandsons Nickolas, Brandon LaDow; lifelong friends Betty

Murray, Clarita Gindele. Preceded in death by wife Betty Lou Thorp. Arrangements by NeidhardMinges Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor's choice.

Jean Walters Jean Sarge Walters, 94, formerly of Cheviot, died Nov. 10. She was a seamstress. Survived by sister Angela Reiff; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Paul Walters. Services were Nov. 12 at St. Aloysius Walters Gonzaga. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Baptist Convalescent Center, 120 Main St., Newport, KY 41071, American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.


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ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Cheviot: Chief David Voss, 661-2700 (days), 661-2917 (evenings) » Cleves: Chief Bill Renner, 941-1212 » Cincinnati District 3: Capt. Russell A. Neville, 263-8300 » Green Township: Chief Bart West, 574-0007; vandalism hotline, 574-5323 » North Bend and Miami Township are patrolled by the Hamilton County: Sheriff Simon Leis, 825-1500 Ave. No. 2, domestic violence at 4099 Carrie Ave. No. 2, Nov. 4. Rhondia Caudill, 44, 3335 Stanhope Ave., driving under suspension, Nov. 7. Robert Foster, 41, 2635 Pippin Court, driving under suspension at Glenmore Avenue and St. Martins Place, Oct. 27. Curtis Fox, 29, 3849 Olivette Ave., driving under suspension, Nov. 2. William Reese, 31, 69 E. Main St., driving under suspension, Nov. 3. Arturo Gamez, 27, 2715 Queen

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Incidents/reports Breaking and entering Three tire rims, two radiators, air conditioning condenser and a trail arm suspension stolen from home's garage at 3964 Lovell Ave., Nov. 7. Burglary Television stolen from home at 3992 Smith Road, Oct. 27. Criminal damaging Window broken on home at 4007 Walter Ave., Nov. 2. Door knob broken and section of fence damaged at 3705 Everett Ave., Nov. Window broken on vehicle at 4349 Harding Ave., Nov. 7. Theft

Bag of clothes and five Frisbee discs stolen from vehicle at 3725 Dina Ave., Oct. 26. Car stereo/DVD player stolen from vehicle at 3396 Alta Vista, Oct. 27. Money stolen from purse inside home at 3840 Glenmore Ave., Oct. 27. Purse and contents stolen from vehicle at 3425 Glenmore Ave., Oct. 28. Two coats and a cell phone stolen from victim while at St. Martin Church at 3729 Harding Ave., Oct. 29. Wallet and contents stolen from vehicle at 4227 Bridgetown Road, Oct. 31. Money stolen from home at 3976 Glenmore Ave., Nov. 6. Hammer drill stolen from vehicle at 3801 Dina Terrace No. 1, Nov. 7.


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Incidents/reports Aggravated menacing 1599 Iliff Ave., Nov. 1. 4441 W. Eighth St., Oct. 29. 3337 Stathem Ave., Oct. 30. Aggravated robbery 3025 Bracken Woods Lane, Nov. 1. 3055 Veazey Ave., Nov. 2. 2704 East Tower Drive, Oct. 31. Assault 2322 Ferguson Road, Nov. 1. 3440 Muddy Creek Road, Nov. 1. 4044 Palos St., Oct. 28. 4835 Glenway Ave., Oct. 29. 2725 Erlene Drive, Oct. 29. 1262 Iliff Ave., Oct. 30. Breaking and entering 5100 Glencrossing Way, Nov. 2. 1639 Iliff Ave., Oct. 28. 2554 Mustang Drive, Oct. 28. 5625 Glenway Ave., Oct. 29. 3208 Midway Ave., Oct. 30. 3300 Parkcrest Lane, Oct. 30. 3215 Westbrook Drive, Oct. 31. Burglary 4114 Talbert Ave., Nov. 1. 3951 W. Eighth St., Nov. 2. 1876 Sunset Ave., Oct. 28. 2717 Erlene Drive, Oct. 29. 3080 McHenry Ave., Oct. 29. 3410 Hazelwood Ave., Oct. 29. 2581 Lafeuille Ave., Oct. 30. 2400 Harrison Ave., Oct. 31. 2560 Millenium Place, Oct. 31. 2802 Westbrook Drive, Oct. 31. Criminal damaging/endangering 1599 Iliff Ave., Nov. 1. 4991 Cleves Warsaw, Oct. 28. 1223 Texas Ave., Oct. 29. 4441 W. Eighth St., Oct. 29. 4070 W. Eighth St., Oct. 30. 926 Rosemont Ave., Oct. 30. 2462 Mustang Drive, Oct. 30. 3337 Stathem Ave., Oct. 30. 3420 Belltone Ave., Oct. 30. 4207 Glenway Ave., Oct. 31. 5105 Sidney Road, Oct. 31. 3009 Westwood Northern Blvd., Oct. 31. Domestic violence Reported on Harrison Avenue, Nov. 2. Reported on East Tower Drive, Nov. 2. Felonious assault 2654 Harrison Ave., Nov. 2. 1200 Beech Ave., Oct. 31. Robbery 4300 Glenway Ave., Oct. 28. Theft 2215 Harrison Ave., Nov. 1.

2334 Boudinot Ave., Nov. 1. 869 Academy Ave., Nov. 2. 2322 Ferguson Road, Nov. 2. 561 Trenton Ave., Oct. 28. 2322 Ferguson Road, Oct. 28. 3290 Werk Road, Oct. 28. 3339 Cheviot Ave., Oct. 28. 3915 Liberty St., Oct. 29. 2322 Ferguson Road, Oct. 29. 2829 Queen City Ave., Oct. 29. 5054 Glencrossing Way, Oct. 29. 5565 Glenway Ave., Oct. 29. 6000 Glenway Ave., Oct. 29. 6000 Glenway Ave., Oct. 29. 6150 Glenway Ave., Oct. 29. 4362 St. Lawrence Ave., Oct. 30. 4733 Highridge Ave., Oct. 30. 4856 Rapid Run, Oct. 30. 2322 Ferguson Road, Oct. 30. 2322 Ferguson Road, Oct. 30. 2323 Ferguson Road, Oct. 30. 2913 Boudinot Ave., Oct. 30. 5800 Glenway Ave., Oct. 30. 2322 Ferguson Road, Oct. 31. 2323 Ferguson Road, Oct. 31. 2559 Montana Ave., Oct. 31. 3501 Cheviot Ave., Oct. 31. 5090 Crookshank Road, Oct. 31. 5131 Glencrossing Way, Oct. 31. Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle 2827 Shaffer Ave., Oct. 30.

Green Township Arrests/citations Ronald G. Smith, 24, 1737 Fairmount Ave., possession of drug abuse instruments and driving under suspension at 5200 Glenway Ave., Oct. 28. Regina T. Salter, 24, 217 12Th St., open container at Race Road and Bridgetown Road, Oct. 28. Edward E. Patterson, 37, 2618 Harrison Ave., open container at Race Road and Bridgetown Road, Oct. 28. Juvenile, 15, disorderly conduct at 3200 Ebenezer Road, Oct. 28. Juvenile, 17, disorderly conduct at 3200 Ebenezer Road, Oct. 28. Ryan Couch, 18, 7211 Creekview Drive, burglary at 5931 Snyder Road, Oct. 28. David G. Spencer Jr., 20, 3897 Florence Ave., falsification at 3897 Florence Ave., Oct. 29. Mary F. Turner, 47, 4533 E. Miami River Road No. 1, theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., Oct. 29. Vonda K. Keith, 45, 2038 BethelMaple Road, theft at 6300 Glenway Ave., Oct. 29.


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William T. Woody, born 1967, felonious assault, obstructing official business, 4165 W. Eighth St., Nov. 3. Brandon C. Thomas, born 1990, theft $300 to $5000, 2322 Ferguson Road, Nov. 3. Daniel Dean, born 1988, falsification, obstructing official business, resisting arrest, 2380 Harrison Ave., Nov. 3. Dante Hill, born 1984, menacing, 3080 Mchenry Ave., Nov. 3. Jasmen Strickland, born 1991, theft $300 to $5000, 6018 Glenway Ave., Nov. 3. Omar Santazio, born 1981, identity theft, 6165 Glenway Ave., Nov. 3. Cody Meyers, born 1992, criminal trespassing, possession of drug paraphernalia, 4373 W. Eighth St., Nov. 4. Joey Waters, born 1990, aggravated armed robbery, felonious assault, 1216 Manss Ave., Nov. 4. Joshua Samuel Smith, born 1992, aggravated armed robbery, felonious assault, 1216 Manss Ave., Nov. 4. Arturo Gamez, born 1983, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, 2375 Ferguson Road, Nov. 4. Melissa A. Fiebig, born 1981, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, 2375 Ferguson Road, Nov. 4. Robert Parker, born 1985, domestic violence, 2631 Fenton Ave., Nov. 4. Ronald V. Coy, born 1980, burglary, 2800 Rosebud Drive, Nov. 4. Elbert A. Smith, born 1971, domestic violence, 2874 Werk Road, Nov. 5. Lori Hurdle, born 1972, theft under $300, 6000 Glenway Ave., Nov. 5. Ardaries Smith, born 1989, theft $300 to $5000, 1824 Sunset Ave., Nov. 6. Joseph Dunham, born 1965, disorderly conduct, domestic violence, 2428 Ferguson Road, Nov. 6. Donnell Washington, born 1970, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, 4329 St. Lawrence Ave., Nov. 7. Barbara Ann Powell, born 1960, domestic violence, 3121 Gobel Ave., Nov. 7. Jennifer L. Powell, born 1984, obstructing official business,


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623 Coleberry Court: Burger, Gregory S. and Maureen to Herges, Larry and Kelly; $267,900. Harrison Ave.: Simpson, Patricia H. and Dewey A. to Overbeck, Phillip and Nan Sugai; $38,000. 307 Locust St.: Citifinancial Inc. to Campbell, James K. and Linda M.; $25,250.


3274 Basswood Lane: Lilley, Donna S. to Frank, Jeffrey J. and Pamela R.; $110,000. 3392 Basswood Lane: Schneider, David R. to Brunner, Joshua P. and Marla M.; $160,000. 5691 Biscayne Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Dalton, Dennis; $63,000. 6084 Brierly Creek Road: Tristate Holdings LLC to T. Properties Budmar LLC; $39,900. 6084 Brierly Creek Road: Federal National Mortgage Association to Tristate Holdings LLC; $35,000. 5928 Calmhaven Drive: Clott, Shannon M. to Burkhart, Lauren E.; $101,500. 5819 Childs Ave.: Norman, Scott W. and Kristen L. to Suntrust Mortgage Inc.; $64,000. 4506 Clearwater Place: CWX Holdings LLC to Davis, Ami B.; $103,600. 2420 Countrytrace Court: Lyle, Leslie and Julie to Federal National Mortgage Association; $240,000. 2824 Diehl Road: Silber, Gregory A. and Christopher A. Heil to Heil, Kevin A. and Gregory A. Silber; $17,500. 5271 Eaglesnest Drive: Prudential Relocation Inc. to Combs, Robert C. and Edna G.; $85,000. 1859 Forest View Lane: Wood, Robert A. to Miller, William A. and Christine; $194,500. 6823 Jennifer Lynn Drive: Matthews, Douglas and Carly to Schoenfeld, Robert and Deborah; $265,000. 2856 Jessup Road: Moore, Erica C. to Federal Home Loan Mortgag Corp.; $70,000.

ABOUT REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. 6721 Kelseys Oak Court: Wissel, Elizabeth C. and Mark A. Ambrosius to Mann, Carolyn G.; $145,000. 6442 Louese Lane: Martin, Denver S. to Hayden, Matthew and Cheryl; $113,000. 5473 Michelles Oak Court: Stiffler, James Michael and Rebekah A. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $60,000. 4408 Oakville Drive: Naber, Joseph E. and Marlene G. to Duwel, David K. and Julie A.; $275,000. 5588 Pine Brook Circle: Schneller Homes Inc. to Condren, Joseph P. and Carolyn J.; $393,910. 5404 Race Road: Wallace, William J. to O’Brien, William D.; $26,000. 6799 Sally Court: NVR Inc. to Singleton, Karen L.; $327,040. 5163 Scarsdale Cove: Stanley, Phyllis J. Tr. to Andrew, Troy L. and Hilda S.; $120,000. 2134 South Road: Johansen, Victor C. Jr. Tr. to Kraemer, Kevin; $153,500. 5585 Sunnywoods Lane: Meyer, Ronald L. to Krommer, Kristine L. and Michael J.; $88,000. 2211 Sylved Lane: Mullins, Craig Richard to GMAC Mortgage LLC; $97,938. 6530 Taylor Road: Ferneding, Richard W. to Laine, John A.; $90,000. 5060 Valley Ridge Road: Hensler, Gylvia P. to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr.; $56,250. 3346 Van Zandt Drive: Neal, Gloria D. to Cheviot Savings Bank; $38,000. 4280 Victorian Green Drive: Mertz, Jack H. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. ; $48,000. Whispering Oak Trail: Two G. Holdings LLC to Ott, Patricia A.; $80,000.


3254 Brunsman Way: Maronda Homes of Cincinnati LLC to

Smith, Timothy L. and Wendy L.; $189,990. 3507 Buckeye Trace: TDGGC LLC to Heisel, Ashley L.; $112,000.


3111 Bracken Woods Lane: Federal National Mortgage Association to Harbour Portfolio VII LP; $4,298. 3264 Buell St.: Wenzel, Richard C. and Kelly M. to Larsson, Naomi A.; $50,000. 3427 Cheviot Ave.: Hounshell, Ernest C. and Barbara J. to Hignite, Sarah D. and Justin R.; $213,000. 2683 Cora Ave.: Smith, Jeffery L. to Wells Fargo Bank NA; $71,152. 2757 Faber Ave.: Johnson, Earl C. to Fannie Mae; $34,000. 3004 Glenmore Ave.: Pfeltz, Helen J. to Booker, Antonio T.; $51,000. 3228 Harrison Ave.: Culbertson, Ada to Abreu, Vitor; $95,000. 3080 Hegry Circle: Wood, John C. to U.S. Bank NA; $60,000. 2969 Hull Ave.: Silverman, Sandra J. to U.S. Bank NA ND; $88,000. 2319 Kline Ave.: Campbell, Robert to Advantage Bank; $26,000. 3052 McHenry Ave.: Reed, Walter III and Cheryl Alicia to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $34,000. 3413 Millrich Ave.: Gaines, Morgan to Wells Fargo Bank NA; $48,000. 2909 Montana Ave.: Johnson, Kathleen Mary Tr. to Rullman, Thaddeus C. and Lynn L.; $90,000. 2966 Westknolls Lane: Ka, Mamadou I. to DLJ Mortgage Capital Inc.; $30,000. 2975 Westknolls Lane: Salter, Albert H. Jr. to Cinfed Employees Federal Credit Union; $34,000.


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