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Neighbors who care Maybe they delivered a home-cooked meal when you were under the weather, or watched your children while you ran a quick errand, or helped you with yard work. They are Neighbors Who Care, and we think they deserve recognition. Again this year, the Western Hills Press will devote one of our holiday issues to honoring those in the community who have given a bit of themselves to make the lives of others better. No deed is too small (or too large). If you know a Neighbor Who Cares, tell us about them. You can nominate by sending an e-mail to memral@ communitypress.com, or by regular mail to Marc Emral, Community Press, 5556 Cheviot Road, Cincinnati, OH 45247. Include your name, address and phone number, as well as their name and contact information.
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Elder running back Ben Coffaro rushes during the fourth quarter of the state Division I semifinal game Saturday. Elder fell one game short of returning to the state title game losing 24-20 to Hilliard Davidson. See more on B1
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The Three Rivers Local School District is asking community members for input on an opportunity to build a new school in the district. Three Rivers Superintendent Rhonda Bohannon said the district was accepted for Ohio’s Extreme Environmental Contamination Program after it was forced to close Meredith Hitchens Elementary School in Addyston in 2005 due to dangerous emissions from the Lanxess Corp. across the street. Now, because of support from local legislators, the Ohio School Facilities Commission will pay for 50 percent of the cost of a new school. When the district considered building two new schools in 2006, and requested a $54.5 million bond issue from voters, the state was only going to provide $4 million toward the project. “It’s a huge change in the state share, and we’re really excited about the opportunity,” Bohannon said. She said the district will still have to pass a bond issue to pay for the other half of the cost to build a new school, but Three Rivers will not have to come up with nearly as much money as it would have had voters approved the August 2006 bond issue.
“It seems like a really good deal to me,” she said. Bohannon said the district must decide soon whether a new pre-kinderBohannon garten through sixth-grade school, pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade school or pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade school would be the best option for Three Rivers, if and when the community should decide to proceed with building a new school. She said it doesn’t matter how many grade levels the new school encompasses, but the state’s 50 percent share is only for one building. She said the new school must include pre-kindergarten through first-grade because those were the grade levels at Hitchens. She said administrators are working with an architect, the Ohio Schools Facilities Commission and a construction management company to determine the approximate costs associated with each of the three options. Kari Kuh, development director for Three Rivers, said they have sent surveys home to all the parents in the district to get feedback about the three options, but that’s only the beginning. “We also want input from the community at large,” she said.
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See story, A4 “There is a big population of residents in our district who do not have children, and many who send their children to private, parochial or home schools.” Kuh said the opportunity to build a new school is something that impacts the entire community, both by raising property values and property taxes for everyone. “It’s important to get input from a broad spectrum of the population,” she said. She said the survey is available on the district’s Web site at www.threeriversschools.org. Hard copies are also available at the Addyston, Cleves and North Bend municipal buildings, as well as Miami Township Hall, the Miami Township Branch Library and the Miami Township Senior Center. Bohannon said the district hopes to make a decision on the matter by the end of January, and would like a great deal of feedback from the community. “We’re trying to get the word out,” she said. “We would love to hear from every single resident as to what their preference would be.”
Green Township and Cheviot officials are partnering to form a Joint Economic Development District at the site of the new Good Samaritan Hospital on Harrison Avenue. The Green Township Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday, Nov. 23, to establish a JEDD with Cheviot at the site, which is called the Western Ridge development. Cheviot officials are expected to have a public hearing on the matter sometime in December. “This is our first venture into this type of program,” said Frank Hyle, the attorney for Green Township. “The idea behind a Joint Economic Development District is that a township can partner with a municipality for the purpose of facilitating economic development, to create jobs and employment opportunities and to improve the economic welfare for the township, the county and the city.” He said the JEDD would establish a 1 percent earnings tax on salaries and other personal service income earned by individuals who work within the district, a 32-acre site being developed by Good Samaritan and BD Western Ridge LLC. The earnings tax does not apply to the construction workers who are building the facilities. Hyle said Cheviot will manage the tax program, and Green Township will provide police and fire services and roadway improvements to the development. He said revenue generated from the earnings tax will be divided between Cheviot and Green Township, with 20 percent going to Cheviot and 80 percent going to Green Township. Both Good Samaritan and BD Western Ridge have agreed to the establishment of a JEDD, Hyle said. “It’s a win-win for everybody,” he said. Green Township Trustee Tracy Winkler said the money from the earnings tax will allow the township to recoup the money it is paying to improve the roadway for the development. “The fact that we were approached by Good Samaritan Hospital with the idea that they wanted us to help with the roadway improvements opened the door for us to enter into the Joint Economic Development District,” she said. “We think it’s a good partnership.” Trustee Tony Upton said the earnings tax not only helps the township pay for the police, fire and other services the hospital may need, but it also is a way to supplement the estate tax the township receives. He said the estate tax is a big revenue producer for the township, but the township is never certain from one year to the next how much it will receive in estate taxes.
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Look for the spirit of Christmas in Cleves this weekend, as the 22nd annual Christmas in the Village event kicks off. The opening ceremonies
will begin at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at the Cleves Municipal Building, with music from the Oak Hills Marching Band and youngsters from Three Rivers Elementary School. Also featured from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday night are
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fish dinners at the American Legion Post on East State Road The traditional holiday parade will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, with the guest of honor, Santa, and his wife, Mrs. Claus, riding a fire truck through town. The Taylor High School Band will also perform after the parade, weather permitting. Look for food and entertainment scattered throughout the village during the Christmas festival. The Cleves Fire House will have crafters, food and fire truck rides. At the Cleves Municipal Building, there will be a Santa’s workshop with festival style games for children and pictures with Santa sponsored by the Cleves-Three Rivers Kiwanis. Cleves Presbyterian Church will welcome youngsters to Breakfast with Santa from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday. “Evensong,” featuring music of the season with guest artists, will be at the church from 4 to 8 p.m. LogoArt-Schwartz’s will have the 15th annual Jingle Bell Jazz, featuring the Earl Waldman Trio with vocalist Lynne Scott, plus special guests Saturday at 1 p.m. and Elvis will enter into the holiday spirit at the Round Table Restaurant from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Merrilee’s Trustworthy Supply sponsors a coloring contest on Friday and Saturday and there will be a pony
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and live animals for the youngsters from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. You can paint Christmas ornaments at North Bend Masonic Lodge No. 346 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. The Miami Township Hall will feature crafters, free face painting, entertainment, food and drinks Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and drawings for two turkey basket raffles, sponsored by the Cleves Christmas Committee will be at 6 p.m. Saturday. The Miami Township Library will offer buttons, crafts, kids and teen bookmarks, face painting and cookies on Saturday, and the Miami Township Senior Center will also feature crafters, entertainment, food, baked goods and candy on Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. There also will be a train display sponsored by the Cleves Christmas Committee on Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. There are carriage rides at PNC Bank on Friday, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 3 to 8 p.m. and crafts will be available both days. The event is a tradition for many families in the community. “I think it gives people the chance to come out and meet up with their neighbors and enjoy the season,” said Tiffiney Myers, treasurer of the Christmas in the Village committee. Myers said the committee thanks merchants for their contributions and everyone involved in the event preparation. cincinnati.com/community
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Ann Andriacco said a couple of years ago someone attending one of the Holiday on the Hill events approached her and told her they could really see the weekend celebration becoming a tradition for the neighborhood. “We like that idea, and we want to keep it going,” Andriacco said. The tradition continues again this year with the fifth annual Holiday on the Hill weekend, which runs Friday, Dec. 4, through Sunday, Dec. 6. Price Hill Will’s Arts Community Action Team started the event as a way to promote the arts in the neighborhood and encourage people to do their holiday shopping in Price Hill. Each year the committee invites Price Hill organizations, businesses and schools to open their doors during the first weekend in December and provide the community with a glimpse of all the things they do for the neighborhood, said Andriacco, a member of the Arts community action team.
She said many businesses and organizations will provide hot chocolate and breakfast with Santa, and carolers serenade shoppers as they bounce from store to store. “Let’s all get in the holiday spirit, have a great time and shop at home,” she said. Seton High School is hosting a children’s holiday fair this year, and next door at Elder High School the Schaeper Center will be a venue for musical performances and an art show, she said. Students from area schools paint storefront windows on businesses throughout Price Hill. Shops will have flyers with a scavenger hunt taking folks around to all the painted storefronts, and she said those who take time to search out the windows will be entered to win prizes. “We have more windows being painted this year than ever before,” Andriacco said. She said the Light the Hill ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at Seton High School, marks the beginning of the festivities for the weekend. After the Elder and Seton Singers perform a few holiday favorites, which
Friday, Dec. 4 Light the Hill, 6-7 p.m., at Seton High School. The Elder and Seton Singers will begin performing at 6 p.m. on Seton’s front lawn. U.S. Rep. Steve Driehaus will light the Christmas tree at 6:15 p.m. Dunham Recreation Center will have crafts for children, and free hot chocolate, coffee and desserts at 6:30 p.m. The Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Seton Performance Hall. Dunham Recreation Center will host a Pre-Princess Party for 3- to 5-year-olds at 6 p.m. The cost is $3 per child. The Sunset Players will perform “Cinderella” at 7 p.m., at are also being interpreted in sign language by members of the Deaf Institute this year, U.S. Rep. Steve Driehaus will switch on the lights. “It’s a great way to kick off the holiday season,” Andriacco said. “Anything that is going on in Price Hill is going on the weekend of Holiday on the Hill.” For a complete list of the events taking place over the weekend, visit Price Hill
Elder drive brings holiday cheer For more than 25 years, Elder High School has sponsored a Food and Toy Drive in December which provides Christmas for more than 245 area families. For several weeks prior to the holidays, the Elder community collects food and toys. Those items are then boxed to meet the needs of families whose names have been provided by five service agencies in the area. Those agencies are Santa Maria/East Price Hill, Santa Maria/Sedamsville, St. Michael’s, The Contact Center in Over-the-Rhine, and Mercy Home Program in Walnut Hills. Each family receives a turkey or ham, other food items, and toys appropriate to the ages of the children. Mark Klusman, Elder alum and faculty member, has been involved in the drive since it began. He delivers the food and toys
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directly to homes. “People are so genuinely thankful,” he said. Each year, he takes a couple of students with him. Delivering the packages to homes provides teachable moments for the students. Students see what life is like for others within their community. ”Like most things in life, you can’t appreciate what you have until you realize what others do without,” Klusman said. To raise additional funds to purchase food and toys,
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Street Caroling (Dec. 5) Eagle’s Wings Choir will perform at 10:30 a.m. at the Covedale theater; 12:30 p.m. at St. Lawrence Corner and 1:15 p.m. at Grote Barber & Salon. Blackhawk Singers will sing at 11:30 a.m. at the Covedale
theater; 12:30 p.m. at Grote Barber and 2:15 p.m. at St. Lawrence Corner. Sisters of Charity will perform at 1 p.m. at the Covedale theater. Arts & Crafts (Dec. 5) Art exhibit and sale at Elder High School’s Schaeper Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children’s Holiday Fair from 9-11 a.m. at Seton High School. Family Holiday Activities at the Price Hill Branch Library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6 Price Hill Historical Society: Open house; book and craft sale; and book signing by Roy Hotchkiss for “The Collected Old Curmudgeon” from noon to 2 p.m. The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts presents “Miracle on 34th Street” at 2 p.m. Call 241-8165 for tickets. The Sunset Players will perform “Cinderella” at 2 p.m., at the Dunham Arts Building. Call 588-4988 for tickets.
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Saturday, Dec. 5 Elder High School Schaeper Center becomes a music venue from 10:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. 10:15 a.m. – Elder Band. 11 a.m. – Elder Steel Drum Band. 11:30 a.m. – St. Lawrence Church’s Eagle’s Wings Choir. Noon – Dunham Choraliers. 1 p.m. – Elder/Seton Chorus. 1:30 p.m. – St. Dominic’s Blackhawk Singers. 2 p.m. – Blues in the School. 2:30 p.m. – Under 21 Jam Band. Price Hill Recreation Center will host Breakfast with Santa, basket raffles and bingo from 8-
11 a.m. The Sunset Players will perform “Cinderella” at 2 p.m., at the Dunham Arts Building. Call 588-4988 for tickets. Christmas ornament making takes place at The Women’s Connection from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Price Hill Historical Society will have an open house and cookies with Santa from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Covedale Branch Library hosts Rufus the Holiday Reading Dog from 11 a.m. to noon; holiday button making from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Drinks & Desserts from 10 a.m. to noon. The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts presents “Miracle on 34th Street” at 8 p.m. Call 241-8165 for tickets.
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The fifth annual Holiday on the Hill runs Friday, Dec. 4 through Sunday, Dec. 6. Below is a schedule of events, times and locations for the weekend.
the Dunham Arts Building. Call 588-4988 for tickets. The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts presents “Miracle on 34th Street” at 8 p.m. Call 241-8165 for tickets. Cincinnati Christian University Dinner Theater will perform “Changed by a Baby” at 6:30 p.m. Call 244-8165 for details.
By Kurt Backscheider
Holiday on the Hill tradition continues
Western Hills Press
December 2, 2009
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December 2, 2009
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“The cost is way down from what it was last year,” said Cheviot Safety Service Director Steve Neal. “Our salt dome will be filled by the first of the year.” Neal said this year the city was able to purchase salt for $62.71 per ton. Last year the city had to pay $124.67 per ton, he said.
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Green Township Public Services Director Fred Schlimm said the township paid $62.59 per ton for salt for the 2009-2010 winter season. He said the cheaper price translates into about $135,000 in savings from last year. Green Township typically goes through roughly 4,000 tons of salt each winter when treating township roads, he said. This year township crews will also operate plows and salt trucks out of the former Schwab Excavating property on Blue Rock Road, which the township purchased this summer when the business closed. Schlimm said the township will build a satellite salt dome on the property next spring, but crews will run out of the facility this winter. He said opening a second location for salt trucks allows the township to better serve residents of White Oak and Monfort Heights. “There have been times
Danny Gibbons, top, and Matt Cohen, of Fuller Motor Delivery, push road salt into a spreading machine while making a delivery of 20 tons of salt to Cheviot. Local municipalities did not have to spend as much money this year on road salt to treat winter roads because salt prices are lower this year. when our drivers headed to the northern section of the township have had to sit in traffic on North Bend Road for more than an hour, and unlike police cruisers and fire engines, people don’t have to pull over to the side
of the road for our salt trucks,” he said. “Now we will be able to dispatch crews from this new facility. The residents will see a quicker response already this winter right off the bat.”
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He said salt was more expensive last year because there was a shortage of salt due to the Louisiana salt mines being shut down from Hurricane Katrina flood damage. He said last year’s salt had to be shipped into the country from South America. Cheviot spent $10,000 more on salt last year than it did this year. “I’m not expecting any problems this year,” Neal said. “Fortunately, last year we had a mild winter and we were well below our normal salt consumption.” He said public works crews were also conservative in spreading salt last winter, and the city will continue rationing salt when possible again this year. Green Township also received a deal on salt this year. The board of trustees accepted a bid and purchased salt from Morton Salt Co. in June.
Bridgetown resident and WKRC-TV Local 12 anchor/reporter Bob Herzog will appear as Ted in “Holiday Follies” with The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. The production is Dec. 4 through Dec. 6, Dec. 12 and Dec. 13 at the Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St. Herzog has appeared in many local productions, including “Disney’s High School Musical” and “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
In “Holiday Follies,” a tour bus full of musical performers is stranded in a snow bank until Herzog Santa, and friends come to the rescue. Holiday Follies is for families with children ages 4 and older. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 2 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 6 and
Dec. 13, and 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 5 and Dec. 12. Tickets for each production are $20, $18 and $7, and are available by calling 569-8080, ext. 10, or visiting www.livenation.com. The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati also will present weekday performances of “Holiday Follies” for students. Ticket prices are $7 per student with one free adult admission for every
15 students. School performances are during the daytime hours Dec. 4 and Dec. 8 through Dec. 11. Call Pam Young at 569-8080, ext. 13. There also will be a Breakfast with Santa at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. Tickets are $40, including a ticket to the show, or $25 for breakfast only. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call 569-8080, ext. 13.
Here’s the lowdown on continued high-quality care. Mercy’s two West side hospitals will continue to provide you high-quality care. Mercy Hospitals Mt. Airy and Western Hills are consistently rated among the top 5% of hospitals nationally for patient safety, which speaks highly of our commitment to exceptional care and service. There is a great sense of joy, pride and anticipation over our new hospital that is scheduled to open in 2014. Until that time, Mercy Hospitals Mt. Airy and Western Hills will continue to provide high-quality medical care along with new and enhanced services—the kind that you’ve come to expect without interruption. Continued care for 150 years past…and future. Part of the Mercy Circle of Caring. We look forward to continuing to care for you at Mercy Hospitals Mt. Airy and Western Hills. If you have any questions or concerns, please visit www.mercywest.com.
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The Seton Vocal Ensemble and Santa Claus will be appearing several times at Seton this Christmas season. The ensemble are, from left in front, Anna Marsala, Rachel Dolerhie, Kelsey Kahny, Anna Combs, Nikki Rogers, Cassidy Ashcraft, Jenna Kuhl and Natalie Palmer; in back from left, Elle Schwarz, Kelly Alexander, Becca Meese, Maureen Ray, Santa Claus, Lauren Ulmer, Carly Ranks, Liza Hartke, Jaclyn Hyde and Sarah Ritter.
Seton hosts family Christmas events
Seton High School hosts the Holiday on the Hill Tree Lighting on the front lawn at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, followed by the Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra Christmas Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Seton Performance Theatre. The lighting and the orchestra, Metropolitan Singers and Children’s Chorus events are free. Seton, Volunteers of America Action Team and Holiday on the Hill host a Children’s Holiday Fair on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 9 – 11 a.m. in the Seton Commons. This free family event features crafts, cookies and of course, pictures with Santa! The Seton-Elder Performing Arts Series Christmas Concert is
Saturday, Dec. 12, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 13, at 3 p.m. The concert features performances by Seton and Elder vocal and instrumental groups. Tickets are available at www.setoncincinnati.org or call 471-2600, ext. 132. On Saturday Dec. 19, the Seton-Elder Drama Club presents a holiday double feature: CSI – Christmas Scene Investigators and Merry Christmas Charlie Brown. The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Commons with the cast meet and greet followed by the performance at 7:30 p.m. in the Seton Theatre. All children and grade school students are admitted free, adult tickets are available at the door for $6.
Sam Schloemer of the state board of education recently presented an excellent with distinction banner to the Oak Hills Local School District’s administrative team. Oak Hills is celebrating eight straight years of excellent ratings. This is the first year the district has been rated excellent with distinction. Pictured from front left are Jay Kemen and Tracy Pirkle; second row, Treasurer Ronda Johnson, Sharon Wood, Sandy Bauman, Sam Schloemer, and Superintendent Todd Yohey; third row, Jeff Langdon and Robert Sehlhorst. Not pictured are Michael Amos and Sonny Tudor.
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La Salle High School welcomed four new faculty members this school year. Pictured from left are physics teacher Edwin Keener, computer teacher Evan Carroll, history teacher Ariel Warsaw and religion teacher, the Rev. Shawn Landenwitch.
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HONOR ROLLS Oak Hills High School The follwoing students were inadvertently left off the honor roll list:
Highest honors: Colin Devine, Jacob Finkbeiner, Brooke Hater, Emily Hinton, Kellie Marshall and Kristen Petronio. High honors: Ashley Amend, Corinne Baum, Danielle Bestfelt, Emily Brannon, Alexis Crosby, Simon Gamel, Hannah Inman, Madison Jasper, Michelle Jennrich, Leah Kathmann, Trisha Kellogg, Kathleen Licht, Joseph Moster, Kelley Murray, Andrew Richardson, Connor Sullivan, Emily Volz and Mara Witsken. Honors: Cara Davenport, Giuseppina Hoehn, Tanner Howell, Dakota Kathman, Ashley Keppel, Samuel Kisakye, Amanda Koppers, Justin Lange, Ashley Makin, Robert Saylor, Kaitlyn Stenger and Kara Warman.
High honors: Madison Paul, Lauren Sommer and Markus Sullen.
High honors: Brooke Hutchinson and Molly Mersmann. Honors: Steven Crespo and Emily Gooch.
High honors: Brendan Elchynski. Honors: Kelsey Howard and Breann Krier.
Taylor High School
The following students have earned honors for the first quarter of the 2009-2010 school year.
4.00 honor roll: Jamie Weimer. 3.50-3.99 honor roll: James Ashcraft, Lance Craig, Spencer Craig, Braden Crouse, Theodore Graham, Danielle Hale, Samuel Harper, Joshua Hensley, Gretchen Kolkmeier, Elizabeth Larkins, Mitchell Martini, Tyler Martini, McKenzie McDaniel, Kameron Penn, Elizabeth Puck, Briana Redden, Braden Sullivan, James Wagner, Austin Wanek and David Webb. 3.00-3.49 honor roll: Alexander Alden, Jeremy Blake, Corey Forschbach, Connor Grout, Anna Handermann, Randy Hartman, Brooke Heflin, Constance Hester, Andrew Hines, Logan Hygh, Kyle Isaacs, Simon James, Kirstin Kempf, Paul Lemmink, Austin Lloyd, Gabriel Merk, Ethan Oldfield, Andrew Pope, Andrew Redden, Brandon Redden, Ryan Salamone, Kelsie Schwendenmann, Taylor Shinkle and
4.00 honor roll: Paige Hedrick, Matthew Murphy, Daniel Rapking, Kaleb Sisson, Anna Sullivan and Camerin Tucker. 3.50-3.99 honor roll: Cammy Abel, Joshua Allen, Miranda Bechtol, Travis Creemer, Brandy Crouse, Megan Dolan, Mariah Dooley, Mark Ellsberry, Olivia Hardtke, Cheyenne Hawk, Danyelle Helton, Evan Koons, Rebecca Kreimer, Trent Lammers, Nichole Lay, Amanda Malicoat, Angelique McGee, Nathan Meyer, Elizabeth Mooney, Ashley Niece, Monica Niemann, Felecia Patrick, Amber Popplewell, Sarasota Proffitt, Emily Russo, Rachel Schatzman, Branden Strochinsky, Nigel Sullivan, Alex Swango and Joshua Williams. 3.00-3.49 honor roll: Christy Baldwin, Emily Bates, Jacob Blanton, Kayla Bradford, Ashley Braun, Cora Brink, Joshua Byess, Mitchell Combs, Garrett Corcoran, Jessica Creech, Taylor Dailey, Seth Davis, Angel Deaton, Timothy Dole, Ashley Fossitt, Olivia Fox, Tayler Godar, Tyler Hafer, Rowan Harrison, Ryan Hubbard, Kayla Huff, Halle Kendall, Mitchell Kleimeyer, Dylan Lee, Rebecca Limerick, Zachery Lindner, Patrick McAdams, Alec McCoy, Ralph Meckstroth, Tanya Parrett, Jessica Piotrowski, Adam Schneider, Stevie Schroot, Adam Schutz, Heather Sutton, Krystal Trifilio, Victoria Wasserbauer, Jeffery Williams, Matthew Williams, Wendy Woodmansee, Kierstin Woodward and Cady Wullenweber.
4.00 honor roll: Michael Chapman, Muirisha Lavender, Emily Meyer, Justin Rueve. 3.50-3.99 honor roll: Jeremiah Alejandro, Samantha Bernhardt, Zachary Brisker, Gregor Bundy, Tara Campisano, Ines Crnkovic, Joella Fantetti, Olivia Geiger, Brian Henle, Laura Kempf, Alison Krebs, Philip Krinsky, Emily Lakamp, Allison Litmer, Allisin Mersch, Jacob Miller, Amanda Nienaber, Nicole Nuss, Erica Oldfield, Shelby Peace, Patrick Pennington, Krista Pohlmeyer, Jacob Proffitt, Bradley Rapking, Benjamin Sander, Jason Sauer, Brandon Seibel, Benjamin Webb, Sean Weisgerber, Timothy Wise and Lauren Wood. 3.00-3.49 honor roll: Zachary Beck, Carissa Gandenberger, Michael Harvey, Kala Howe, Randall Keyer, John King, Elizabeth Laake, Kassidi Lawson, Emily Leigh, Aaron Magly, Leah Magly, Marissa Moerlein, Haley Ohmer, Bess Oppenheimer, Louanne Pfister, Lindsey Seal, Marian Thompson, Billy Trent, Megan Vollrath and Erika Winterhalter.
4.00 honor roll: Christyna Clayton and Rebecca Schmidt. 3.50-3.99 honor roll: Kenneth Addison, Andrew Asimus, Anthony Bennett, James Clark, Ryan Deffinger, Lindsey Derstadt, Karen Getz, Andrew Harvey, Bradley Hines, Jonathan Ingle, Stacy Johnston, Christopher Klaine, Michael Kolkmeier, Jared Lee, Sabrina Lemmink, Caitlyn Lloyd, Kayla McCarthy, Korie Meadows, Kevin Penn, Douglass Rouster, Matthew Salamone, Ian Sander, Jordan Sandling, Kristin Sauer, Dylan Scholtes, William Shultz, Mary Stafford, Bobbi Von Luehrte, Samantha Williams and Steven Wise. 3.00-3.49 honor roll: Stephanie Bates, Melanie Corbett, Brady Corcoran, Candace Creek, Timothy Crofford, Pauline Diener, Emily Dolan, Christopher Fasbinder, Allyson Gillum, Mitchell Gramann, Bethany Heffelmire, Felecia Janson, Paige Jones, Tara Joseph, Tyler Kincade, Jason Krummen, Matthew Lakamp, Cody Laws, Angela Marco, Shawn McAdams, Elizabeth McCafferty, Justin Merz, Jonathan Nickoson, Brandon Oliver, Jennifer Reatherford, Valeria Rheaume, Roshelle Rhodes, Ryan Rutowski, Allie Sander, John Staubach, Timothy Steele, Jeffrey Thompson, Kelli Townsley, Jonathan Wilburn and Aislyn Wise.
3.50-3.99 honor roll: Abigail Baker. 3.00-3.49 honor roll: Karina Luna.
Mother of Mercy High School
The following students have earned honors for the first quarter of the 2009-2010 school year.
First honors: Melina Artmayer, Sarah Bailey, Haley Baker, Rachel Barkalow, Kristen Bauer, Angela Blake, Ellen Bley, Katherine Brossart, Laura Burkart, Elizabeth David, Kerri Davis, Abigail Dinkelacker, Amy Dirksing, Gareila Discepoli, Hannah Donnellon, Sara Freking, Erin Glankler, Jamie Heidel, Rachael Hester, Ashley Humphrey, Molly James, Rebecca Kaiser, Kelsey Kleiman, Katherine Ledermeier, Anna Lynd, Caroline Meyer, Jessica Michael, Rosa Molleran, Kristen O’Conner, Laura Raphael, Kimberly Reynolds, Katherine Ruwe, Christina Schmidt, Alexandra Souders, Nicole Stephan, Elizabeth Trentman, Maggie Walsh, Kelsey Watts, Kristen Weber, Brittney Welborne, Kelley Wiegman and Jenna Zappasodi. Second honors: Ashlee Barker, Erin Biehl, Sarah Bode, Kristen Brauer, Katilynn
Brown, Mykayla Cassidy, Stephanie Cline, Mary Grace Comer, Emily Davis, Hannah DeZarn, Jane Eby, Maria Finnell, Lydia Fischesser, Emily Friedmann, Katherine Gandenberger, Lisa Gasparec, Emily hartmann, Taylor Hayes, Therese Herzog, Ashley Hessling, Megan Johnson, Abbie Kemble, Elizabeth Kenkel, Rebecca Klapper, Courtney Kurzhals, Emily Kurzhals, Caitlyn Lipps, Marissa McPhillips, Nazret Michael, Megan Mitchell, Amy Pellegrino, Jennifer Peterman, Staphanie Pieper, Brianna Sallee-Thomas, Sarah Schmitt, Zoe Scott, Grace Simpson, Hanna Smith, Sara Staggs, Jordan Stevens, Kelsey Stevens, Molly Stowe, Callie Talbot, Megan Treft, Rebecca Tumlin and Emily Wernke.
First honors: Jennifer Boehm, Anna Bross, Melissa Burns, Lauren Dehne, Emily Diersing, Kelsie Dirksing, Amy Feie, Morgan Fuller, Rachel Glankler, Kayla Grosheim, Alexandra Harter, Rebecca Heidemann, Erin Kissinger, Jennifer Langen, Allison Loechtenfeldt, Brianna McCrea, Erin McNamara, Elizabeth Miller, Erin Newell, Meghan Pope, Holly Reckers, Kelsey Redmond, Morgan Redrow, Carly Ruwan, Emily Schroer, Sarah Schwab, Lauren Seibert, Halle Specht, Hannah Stowe, Megan Tritschler and Amber Volmer. Second honors: Jami Aufderbeck, Corinne Bachman, Emma Bunke, Abigail Bussard, Courtney Campbell, Sarah Cole, Abby Cruse, Lindsey Dinkelacker, Bernadette DiStasi, Jennifer Drout, Anna Eggleston, Clara Frey, Angela Funk, Eva Gilker, Rachel Haney, Cayli Harrison, Emma Hauer, Grace Jung, Lauren Kayse, Jessica Kerley, Stephanie Kerley, Olivia Luken, Elizabeth Maffey, Amanda Maurmeier, Erin McBreen, Colleen McHenry, Kelsey Niehauser, Elizabeth Odenbeck, Monica Phipps, Abigail Rebholz, Abby Rechel, Lauren Rhein, Meagan Riesenbeck, Livia Sabato, Marissa Sander, Morgan Schoener, Catherine Schultz, Marissa Sharbell, Shannon St. George, Ashley Stacey, Brooke Stock, Emily Storm, Madeline Tucker, Jacquelyn Voet, Lindsey Weesner, Alexandra Wilkens, McKenzie Wills and Elizabeth Winter.
First honors: Nikole Barkalow, Elizabeth Bley, Mary Burger, Allison Cremering, Megan Dechering, Katie Deitsch, Hannah Dorsey, Katherine Dowling, Cassondra Dreiling, Melissa Farmer, Sara Fieger, Mariele Fluegeman, Traci Garcia, Allison Hart, Jenna Hartmann, Katelyn Hautman, Mara Huber, Megan Humphrey, Brittany Janszen, Megan Jones, Sarah Lukas, Catherine Minning, Sarah Mosteller, Katherine Moster, Terese Ostendorf, Kelly
Pieper, Magdalena Poplis, Melissa Rapien, Elizabeth Ruwe, Allison Schneider, Mandolin Schreck, Jessica Seger, Ashley St. John, Taylor Sturwold, Madison Teliski, Megan Wanstrath and Nicole Williams. Second honors: Madeline Armstrong, Alexa Benjamin, Kelly Biggs, Kaitlin Bigner, Melanie Bosse, Kari Davis, Elizabeth Duccilli, Catherine Dugan, Emily Farmer, Jennifer Herzog, Emma Jones, Kassandra Kurzhals, Erika Leonard, Krista Lorenz, Madeline Meinhardt, Jacklyn Meyer, Kaitlyn Miller, Annamarie Mosier, Monica Murphy, Sara Oberjohann, Michelle Peterman, Victoria Pfeiffer, Alyson Ruch, Kelsey Schaible, Kimberly Schloemer, Megan Schmees, Alexis Schmitz, Aubrey Schulz, Samantha Seiler, Heather Smith, Leah Smith, Amanda Stephens, Sarah Strawser, Sarah Tebelman, Ashley Tomlinson, Samantha Turner, Morgan Wagner, Whitney Wassler, Emily Wellbrock, Chelsea Wendling, Savanna Zappasodi and Zoe Zeszut.
First honors: Perin Acito, Anna Ahlrichs, Marissa Artmayer, Katelyn Bachus, Adelyn Boyle, Samantha Buschle, Adrienne Bussard, Gina Carmosino, Camille Chiappone, Kelly Collins, Maggie Cosker, Emma Cunningham, Jessica Daily, Amy Felix, Kristen Gallagher, Rachel Gattermeyer, Beth Heidemann, Kari Hetzel, Amanda Huschart, Kathryn Jauch, Carli Kahny, Kristen Kayse, Margaret Kissinger, Mary Knight, Audrey Koopman, Julia Kramer, Karina Kurzhals, Stacey Kurzhals, Megan Larkins, Elizabeth Mahon, Kathryn Maltry, Emily Maly, Olivia Meinhardt, Emily Meyer, Hannah Mueller, Sydney Murray, Stephanie Neiheisel, Rebecca Niederhausen, Erin O’Brien, Kelly O’Brien, Hannah Rechel, Erin Reilly, Maria Ricke, Chelsea Rosfeld, Erin Rowekamp, Elaine Simpson, Allison Smith, Heidi Stautberg, Alison Stevens, Caroline Sullivan, Samantha Theders, Danielle Thiemann, Michelle Weber, Madelynne Whelan, Nicole Woelfel, Mallory Workman and Hannah Zimmerman. Second honors: Alexandra Avery, Anna Bengel, Hannah Borell, Megan Brandt, Emma Broerman, Emily Caldwell, Alexandria Davis, Hannah Davis, Lauren DiMenna, Lindsay Doll, Julie Drout, Abby Durso, Kaitlyn Hartinger, Michelle Heidemann, Jessica Hiatt, Molly Kollmann, Mary Rose Leisring, Catherine Louis, Erica Lovell, Carly Mazza, Michelle Meier, Lisa Merz, Katie Mootz, Maureen Mulligan, Julie Murray, Rebecca Nocheck, Christina O’Hara, Alyssa Pretty, Brittany Rauh, Becky Riegler, Michelle Rollison, Emily Schmitt, Hannah Schwab, Maria Sabato, Regine Tunheim, Eleanor Ventre, Rebecca Walton, Sarah Wiehe, Kelly Winter and Sarah Witsken.
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December 2, 2009
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Registration is required. • Interview Tips and Techniques – 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at Corryville branch, 2802 Vine St. Learn effective tips and techniques to help you ace the interview and win the job! Participants will also learn about the importance of thank you letters, networking, and informational interviewing. Presented by Andrea Ellis from the Human Resources Department of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Registration required. Call 369-6034 to register. • Interview Prep – 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, at Main Library, 800 Vine St., downtown, 269-6900.
A series of workshops will be held at various Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County locations to help job seekers. For more information about jobs and career resources available at the Public Library, visit www.cincinnatilibrary.org. Sessions are: • Résumee 101 – 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 7, at Delhi Township branch library, 5095 Foley Road, 369-6019; and 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at Madeira branch, 7200 Miami Ave., 369-6028. Learn the basics of putting your résumé together from scratch of give your existing résumé a boost with SuperJobs Center staff.
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The St. Xavier High School Mother’s Club will host An Elegant Christmas Xperience from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at the school, 600 W. North Bend Road in Finneytown. Guests will enjoy the club’s annual Christmas boutique, main awards raffle, choice basket raffle, door prizes, luncheon and professionally produced fashion show. Tickets are $40 per person. Reservation can be made online at www.stxavier.org/mcblrfs09. Community members who do not attend the luncheon can shop the Christmas boutique from 12:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. For information, call 7617815, ext. 874, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Cleves-Three Rivers Kiwanis sponsors its 41st annual Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6, at the Miami Township Hall, 122 S. Miami Ave. The cost for adults is $5 and younth 12 to 4 pay $4. Children 3 and under eat free.
The Oak Hills cheerleaders will be serving up their 10th annual Breakfast with Santa Claus from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Oak Hills High School Commons, 3200 Ebenezer Road. The Oak Hills High School cheerleaders, along with the Oak Hills boys basketball teams, will be cooking and serving. The cost is $5 per person with a $1 discount with a canned food item to be donated to the Anderson Ferry Food Pantry.
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The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., presents the classic, “Miracle on 34th Street,” from Thursday, Dec. 3 through Sunday, Dec. 20. A young girl’s belief in Santa Claus and the magic of the holiday is at stake in a climactic courtroom decision in this hilarious, tender and charming show for the entire family. Performances are at 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. There is a spe-
The Seton-Elder Performing Arts Series will present a Christmas concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at Seton High School’s Performance Hall. The concert features performances by Seton and Elder vocal and instrumental groups. Tickets are available at www.setoncincinnati.org, or by calling 471-2600, extension 132.
The Cincinnati Police Department’s Citizens on Patrol Program announced there will be a volunteer training session the weekend of Friday, Dec. 12 and Saturday, Dec. 13. This special weekend training session will consist of a two-day program running from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days at the Cincinnati Police Academy in Lower Price Hill. Once completed, volunteers will then be able to join one of the many active Citizens on Patrol units throughout the city. Members patrol their neighborhoods, acting as the eyes and ears for police by concentrating around problem areas and helping increase visibility. The mere presence of Citizens on Patrol units helps deter crime and increase police visibility to the general public. There is no cost to participate and all citizens are encouraged to apply. The deadline for applying is Saturday, Dec. 5. For details, or to apply, call 352-3533.
The Cincinnati Black Theatre Company is presenting “Black Nativity – A Testimony” from Friday, Dec. 18 through Sunday, Dec. 20. From the poetry of Langston Hughes, the musical delivers a message of hope and features vibrant costumes, choreographed numbers and heart touching and soulful singing. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec.
The Jewish Hospital mobile mammography unit will be at Dillard’s, 6290 Glenway Ave., Friday, Dec. 4. Most appointments are available between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The American Cancer Society recommends that women have a mammogram every year starting at age 40. Screening mammograms are covered by most insurance carriers. For best coverage, patients should verify that The Jewish Hospital is an in-network provider. Financial assistance programs are available for women who are uninsured and underinsured. Call 6863310 for financial information. Appointments are necessary for the mammograms and can be made by calling 686-3300.
Evening classes are available for December at Elder High School’s Tech-reach lab. Classes include computer basics, Internet basics, Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint and Word. All classes begin at 6 p.m. and are held on various nights throughout the week. For more information, contact Nancy Kinross at 9213744, ext. 3636.
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A holiday double feature is being presented by the Seton-Elder Drama Club on Saturday, Dec. 19, at Seton High School. The double feature includes “CSI: Christmas Scene Investigators” and “Merry Christmas Charlie Brown.” Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Seton Commons with a cast meet and greet, followed by the performance at 7:30 p.m. in the school’s theater. All children and grade school students are admitted free. Adult tickets are available at the door for $6.
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Families are invited to spend Sunday with Santa from 1-3 p.m. Dec. 6, in the gym at St. Aloysius Gonzaga School in Bridgetown. The afternoon will include a pizza lunch, crafts, games, a performance from the school’s children’s choir and visits and pictures with Santa Claus. Cost for the afternoon is $8 per child and $5 for adults which covers admission, lunch, and all of the craft and game booths, which includes cookie decorating, ornament making, an Advent craft, tattoos, games, making reindeer food and a prize raffle. Anyone who brings a canned good will receive a free raffle ticket. All canned goods will be given to a local food pantry. In addition, children will have the opportunity to visit the Wisemen’s Gift Shop to purchase Christmas presents for their families. All items in the shop will be priced at $2. All proceeds from Sunday with Santa will benefit the parish’s annual Vacation Bible School in June. Reservations are requested but not required and can be sent to the school at 4390 Bridgetown Road, marked Sunday with Santa. Checks should be made out to St. Aloysius Gonzaga. For more information contact VBS director Kim Goedde at 598-6153.
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Cold War veterans
Thanks to George F. Hofmann for pointing out that those of us who were on active duty during the Cold War were deserving of at least some recognition during the very well organized and inspiring Veterans’ Day Program at Veterans’ Park. I’m sure that this was just an oversight by the speaker and was not done intentionally. Granted, there is no way that our time compared with those who sacrificed during the hot wars of the 20th and 21st centuries (including my father, World War II
Army vet Joe Homer Jr.). However, we did not shrink from the challenge, obeyed orders and deployed all over the world in an effort to preserve a very precarious peace. At least give us that. One other point: Are you aware that Cold War vets are not permitted to join the American Legion? This seems to me to be a real loss for both the Legion and the Cold War vets as I’m sure both would benefit from membership. Wayne J. Homer Washington Avenue Cheviot
Is this the year to convert to Roth IRA? As 2010 nears, there will be a lot of attention given to the possible merits of converting a traditional individual retirement account to a Roth IRA. Current limitations – based on income and filing status – which previously have prevented many investors from converting a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA, will be eliminated in 2010. Before we review the details, let’s review the differences between a traditional IRA and a Roth IRA: Traditional IRA • Tax deductible at the time of contribution • Distributions are subject to income taxes • Subject to required minimum distribution rules at age 70 and a half. Roth IRA • Contributions are nondeductible at the time they are made • Distributions are income taxfree as long as you meet the required holding period • Not subject to required minimum distribution rules of a traditional IRA. What changes in 2010? • The modified adjusted gross income limit of $100,000 income limit is repealed • Federal Tax liability for conversion can be deferred until 2011 and 2012, or paid in full in 2010. • You have the ability to convert all or part of a traditional IRA. This might influence the decisions you make now; for example, if you’re currently working but aren’t eligible to contribute to a Roth IRA this year. In this case, you might consider making a contribution to a traditional IRA for 2009 in anticipation of making a 2010 Roth conversion. Or, if you consider making a 2010 Roth conversion and opting to pay the conversion tax on your
2010 return, you might consider trying to defer deductions until next year to offset that conversion tax. There are a number of facSteven C. tors to consider Kehoe in the converCommunity sion process: • Do you Press guest need to withcolumnist draw money within the first five years of conversion? • Do you have the money immediately available for the conversion tax outside of the Roth IRA in another, non-retirement source? • Do you believe you will be in a higher tax bracket in 2010, 2011 and/or 2012? • Do you believe you will be in a lower tax bracket, a similar tax bracket or in a higher tax bracket when you retire? • Do you have a modified adjusted gross income of more than $100,000? • What is your time horizon and when do you intend to make withdrawals? • Do you have assets in the traditional IRA that have declined? The information I have shared is not intended to constitute tax or legal advice, nor is comprehensive in nature. It is merely an overview of some of the issues associated with potential Roth IRA conversions. Please consult with your attorney or accountant for advice specific to your situation. North Bend resident Steven C. Kehoe is a certified financial planner and principal of Kehoe Financial Advisors. He can be reached at email@example.com.
MEETINGS • Village of Addyston Council members meet at 7 p.m. on the first and third Monday of the month at the Addyston Municipal Building, 235 Main St. Phone: 941-1313. Mayor: Dan Pillow. Vice mayor: Pam Jackson. • Cheviot City Council members meet at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month at city hall, 3814 Harrison Ave. Phone: 661-2700. Mayor: Samuel Keller. President of Council: Debbie McKinney. • Cincinnati City Council meets at 2 p.m. every Wednesday in room 300 at Cincinnati City Hall, 801 Plum St. When there is a Monday holiday, all meetings including committee meetings are pushed back a day. City Manager: Milton
Dohoney Jr. Mayor: Mark Mallory. • Village of Cleves Council meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Cleves Municipal Building, 101 North Miami Ave. Phone: 941-5127 for information. Mayor: Shawn Sutton. • Green Township Trustees meet at 5:30 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month at the administration building, 6303 Harrison Ave. Phone: 574-4848. Administrator: Kevin Celarek. Trustee Chairwoman: Tracy Winkler. • Miami Township Board of Trustees at 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Miami Township Hall, 122 South Miami Ave. in Cleves. Phone: 9412466. Board president: Jack Rininger.
Mother of Mercy High School senior Camille Chiappone received a $2,000 scholarship to the College of Mount St. Joseph for her work, “Garden Delight,” in the Mount’s Selections ‘09 student art exhibit.
Get facts on Medicare Complete plans November is the month when senior citizens in our communities choose their Medicare insurJoAnn ance plan for the Sommer next year. There Community are many to pick Press guest from and it is to get overcolumnist easy whelmed and confused by any one of these plans. I am a nurse with 30 years of experience and I struggle with understanding Medicare coverage. My purpose for writing is to inform the public of a major disadvantage in the Medicare Part C plans (also known as Medicare Complete plans), a disadvantage that has affected the health care of my patients. Medicare Complete is a lower cost alternative to the original Medicare program. It is a combination of the Part A and Part B options and is managed by a private insurance company that is approved by Medicare. Some of the private insurers seen in our area offering Medicare Complete are Aetna, Anthem, Humana and United Healthcare. The four subgroups in these plans are HMOs, PPOs, PFFs and Medicare Special Needs plans. These are called advantaged plans. The plans tout
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CH@TROOM Last week’s question
Compared to last year, do you plan to spend more or less on gifts this holiday season? “Happily, I am gainfully employed once again after being laid off in March, but I am not making the salary that I once was – I will be spending less.” C.A.S. “In answer to the question, I plan on spending a bit more. Now, my husband plans on us spending a bit less. I’ve already been shopping online. So far, I’ve gotten just family gifts but I don’t have much to buy. I’ve gotten free shipping on everything so far.” M.E. “Probably about the same. However, some items are more expensive this year.” B.N. “We will likely not spend more than we did last Christmas. However, we will not cut our spending
by an arbitrary amount or rate. We will endeavor to find gifts of the same quality as last Christmas, but will make a greater effort than is past years to find the sales, discounts, etc. Purchases at “regular” pricing will be very limited.” T.M. “Even though I have been unemployed a year and a half I plan on spending about the same. I can do this because I did save for the rainy day. I did put away for the unexpected and I started doing that after Sept. 11, 2001. There are defining moments in all our lives to make us grow up and be responsible for ourselves and our families … that day did it for me! God Bless everyone this Christmas especially those in the military!” L.D. “I always have a Christmas Club so each year I give about the same to all the kiddies in the form of money this way they can buy what they want, no worrying about take backs. So this year’s
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Complete plans have co-pays of $50 to $90 per visit, costing the senior $150 to $270 per week. Most seniors are unable to pay these costs and receive minimal therapy, if at all. Although the meds are covered and co-pays are lower for doctor visits, co-pays for outpatient therapies in this aging population are currently unaffordable. Medicare Complete plans rob “Peter to pay Paul” because there is only so much to go around. I encourage senior citizens to look carefully at their health care insurance plan and to speak to their insurance representative about these high co-pays for rehabilitative therapies. Finneytown resident JoAnn Sommer is a registered nurse.
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Next question Do you think DUI checkpoints, set up by police during the holidays, are effective? Why or why not? Every week The Western Hills Press asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to westernhills@community press.com with “chatroom” in the subject line. spending will be about the same as last year.” L.S. “Well, we planned to spend a lot less this year, but we’ve already past that. While we are not buying as much, the things we picked out cost more. I’d rather spend more on one item, but get what they want, rather than have them return things. We’ve also expanded our family this year to include boyfriends and a grandson. Happy Holidays.” C.D.
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BRIEFLY This week in bowling
Seton High School girls beat Roger Bacon 2,483 to 1,555, in their first game of the season, Nov. 23. Seton senior Nicole Kettler rolled a 415.
Oak Hills High School graduate Kevin McGowan, a senior back on the Ohio Wesleyan University men’s soccer team, was recently named to the All-North Coast Athletic Second Team. McGowan was part of a Bishop backfield that helped Ohio Wesleyan allow only two goals in 19 games during the regular season to establish an NCAA all-divisions record. McGowan was a starting defender for the Bishops. He was a first-team All-NCAC selection in 2008 and a second-team pick in 2007.
Soccer all stars
Recently named to the AllPresidents’ Athletic Conference First Team from the Thomas More College women’s soccer team are Seton High School graduate and senior Kaitlyn Cohen. Seton graduate and senior Jenna Kramer and Mercy High School graduate and junior Angie Kersting were named to the Second Team. Oak Hills High School graduate and senior Stacey Knapp was named Honorable Mention.
Elder High School graduates Tyler Owens, a junior, and Jay Volker, a sophomore, both defensive linemen for Thomas More College, were recently named to the AllPresidents’ Athletic Conference First Team. Elder graduate and freshman defensive back Zach Autenrieb, was also named to the First Team. Thomas More junior defensive back Aaron Monk, also an Elder grad, was named to the Second Team. La Salle High school graduate Kendall Owens, a sophomore on the Thomas More College football team, was named to the All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference Second Team Special Teams.
Saints take bridge
The 10th-ranked Thomas More College football team defeated 17th-ranked and across-the River rival, the College of Mount St. Joseph, 42-10 Nov. 14, in Bridge Bowl XIV at Schueler Field. With the win the Saints improve to 10-0 for the fourth time in school history. Thomas More led 14-7 after one quarter 21-17 at half and 35-17 after three quarters. Thomas More senior tight end Jeff Brinck, an Elder High School graduate, caught an eight-yard touchdown pass from Stellman with 1:25 to play in the first half and Zink added the PAT. Freshman linebacker Nick Gramke, an Elder grad, finished with nine tackles.
Elder ends historic decade with loss By Tony Meale email@example.com
Elder High School’s Tim O’Conner crouched like a catcher and clutched his helmet with both hands, his head sunken in a sea of sorrow. Even for a senior assured of a collegiate career – O’Conner has verbally committed to Indiana University – the pain of losing his last high school football game was too much to bear. “I feel bad for our seniors; they held this team together,” Elder head coach Doug Ramsey said. “I really wish we had a chance to get back to Canton,” he said. But instead, the Panthers, which were seeking their fourth state-title-game appearance this decade and their second in as many seasons, fell 24-20 to Hilliard Davidson in the Division I State Semifinal at Welcome Stadium Nov. 28. “(Davidson) made a couple more plays than we did,” Ramsey said. “Defensively we just couldn’t get off the field.” The Wildcats trailed 2017 in the fourth quarter but drove 80 yards in less than three minutes to score the game-winning touchdown with 33.7 seconds left. During that drive, David-
Elder junior Jacob Lindsey (33) forces a fumble against Hilliard Davidson. son, which until that point hadn’t attempted a single throw, completed two passes for 43 yards. On the first play of Elder’s final possession, senior quarterback Mark Miller had a twice-tipped pass get picked off to end the game. Davidson advances to play Cleveland Glenville in the state finals Dec. 5. Elder, which finishes 103, had an emotional roller coaster of a season. They entered the year with a top-
five national ranking in several polls and started 5-0, including a 20-7 win over Colerain at The Pit that was aired on ESPN. The Panthers, however, incurred injuries to O’Conner (broken wrist) and offensive lineman Pete Bachman (broken leg) in back-to-back games and lost to league rivals St. Xavier and Moeller in consecutive weeks. Yet Elder closed the regular season with wins over Columbus St. Francis
DeSales and Western Hills, as O’Conner returned from injury to fuel a playoff run. The Panthers defeated Huber Heights Wayne, avenged a loss to St. Xavier and held off a pesky Anderson team before falling to Davidson. “No one gave us a chance to do anything, and then we made it to the state semis,” Ramsey said. Although Elder, which fell 28-20 to Cleveland St. Ignatius in the state finals last season, hoped for a
chance at redemption, this year’s seniors will have a special place in Panther lore. Since 2008, Elder went 23-5, won two regional titles and a GCL title, and was led by a plethora of standouts, including – among others – O’Conner, Miller, Alex Welch, Erich Vogelsang and Bryan Riestenberg. “What a great group of kids,” Ramsey said. “They’re good kids who had great careers here.” The 2009 squad also concludes an impressive decade for Elder. During the last 10 seasons, the Panthers went 9431 (.752), appeared in six regional-final games, advanced to three state-title games, captured four regional championships and won the first two football state titles in school history. In 2002, Elder became the first Cincinnati school to win a state title since Princeton in 1987. And by winning state in 2003, Elder became the first Cincinnati school to win back-to-back titles since Moeller in 1979 and 1980. “They were part of the winningest decade in our history,” Elder Athletic Director Dave Dabbelt said of this year’s seniors. “They’re going out as winners.”
BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW
Schoenfeld scrambling – in a good way By Tony Meale
For the second straight year, the Elder High School football team is enjoying a deep postseason run. That only makes Joe Schoenfeld’s job a whole lot harder, as several football players – including Alex Welch, Jacob Lindsey, Erich Vogelsang and Tony Miliano – also play basketball. Football finished weeks ago at most schools, giving two-sport athletes the opportunity to transition from the gridiron to the hardwood. But at Elder, it’s been all football all the time. “We’ve gotten experience with this in past years,” said Schoenfeld, who couldn’t be happier for the football team’s success. “For the guys we have now,
Coming up Western Hills Press winter sports overviews include: Girls’ basketball – Nov. 25 Boys’ basketball – Dec. 2 Wrestling – Dec. 9 Swimming – Dec. 16 Bowling/ice hockey/gymnastics – where applicable, Dec. 23
Elder High School basketball players Ryan Murphy, left, and Jordan Murphy, right, will be counted on to help lead the Panthers this season. we need to keep getting better so we have a good base for the (football) guys coming back.” Faced with the same task last year, the basketball team struggled to a 10-11 overall record and a lastplace finish in the GCLSouth, as several players were thrown into the mix fresh off a loss in the football state finals. This year, however, there is reason for optimism. Senior big man Alex Welch, who missed all of last season due to shoulder surgery, is back. The future Notre Dame tight end was a second-team all-league performer as a sophomore, when he averaged 8.7
points and 4.6 rebounds per game. He’ll be joined by three returning starters: Alex Viox, a junior forward who averaged 4.2 points and 3.8 rebounds per game and shot nearly 60 percent from the field last year; Ryan Murphy, a senior guard who averaged six points and 1.3 steals and shot 88 percent from the foul line; and the aforementioned Vogelsang, who chipped in with five points and 2.4 rebounds a contest. Another key returner is senior guard Steve Newman, a sharpshooter who connected on 50 percent of his three-point attempts last year.
Dec. 11 @ Purcell Marian Dec. 15 @ Oak Hills Dec. 18 La Salle Dec. 22 Wilmington Dec. 28-30 @ University School Tournament – TBA Jan. 5 @ Alter Jan. 8 @ St. Xavier Jan. 15 Badin Jan. 16 @ Western Hills Jan. 19 @ Walnut Hills Jan. 22 @ Moeller Jan. 26 @ Roger Bacon Jan. 29 St. Xavier Feb. 2 Aiken Feb. 5 @ La Salle Feb. 9 Carroll Feb. 12 @ McNicholas Feb. 19 Moeller “I like our depth,” Schoenfeld said. “I believe we will have a lot of guys who gained experience and learned lessons last year who will contribute positively this season. We have a lot of players who are hungry to improve. “I think we’ll be a smart, tough team that plays hard,” he continued. “We’ll need to be better as a group than we are as individuals.” Schoenfeld hopes his team can improve its
On the team
Name Pete Bachman Tony Miliano Jordan Murphy Ryan Murphy Steve Newman Erich Vogelsang Alex Welch Chris Blaut Corey Cason Dominic Glatthaar Hudson Klauke Jacob Lindsey Greg Niehaus Ross Tierney Alex Viox David Haley
Year Pos. 12 C 12 G 12 F 12 G 12 G 12 G 12 F 11 C 11 F 11 F 11 G 11 F 11 G 11 F 11 F 10 G
All games are 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Greater Catholic League standing from a year ago, but he is more concerned with how his team progresses during the season. “Obviously we’d love to win the league, and I’m not saying we can’t,” said Schoenfeld, who enters the season with a career record of 277-138 (.667). “But if you can be a really good GCL school and compete – (regardless of where) you finish in the league – you’ll be ready for a tourney run.”
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Dec. 11 @ Sycamore Dec. 12 Highlands – 8:30 p.m. Dec. 13 @ Buckeye Bluegrass Classic – TBA Dec. 15 Elder Dec. 18 Lakota West Dec. 22 @ Lakota East Dec. 28-29 @ Domino’s Holiday Tournament – TBA Jan. 5 @ Hamilton Jan. 8 Mason Jan. 11 St. Xavier Jan. 15 @ Princeton Jan. 19 @ La Salle Jan. 22 Colerain Jan. 26 @ Middletown Jan. 29 Sycamore Feb. 2 Fairfield Feb. 5 @ Lakota West Feb. 9 Lakota East
Feb. 12 Hamilton Feb. 19 @ Mason All games are 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
No. 4 10 11 20 21 22 23 24 30 32 40 42 50 54
On the team
Name Jeff Brandhorst Riley Kilgore T.J. Meyer Kurt Kolish Josh McMeans Bryan Grote Charlie Montgomery Cory Burgin Jared Vanderpohl Daniel Mogos Nick Rudy Jeremy Wessels Thomas Schneider Chad Streder
Year 11 12 12 12 10 11 12 11 11 12 11 12 11 11
Senior-laden Highlanders take the court By Anthony Amorini firstname.lastname@example.org
Oak Hills High School aims to finish in the top half of the Greater Miami Conference as a trio of returning starters lead the senior-laden Highlanders. The Highlanders finished at 8-13 while taking sixth place in the 10-team GMC last winter. Oak Hills finished with a 7-7 record during the final 14 games of the 2008-2009 season after starting at 1-6. The Highlanders posted a record of 6-8 in GMC play. Princeton (25-2, 14-0) won the GMC title en route
to an appearance at the Division I State Championship finals. Middletown (19-3, 13-1) took second place in the GMC followed by third-place Mason (14-9, 9-5), fourthplace Lakota West (12-9, 86) and fifth-place Lakota East (13-10, 7-7). “If we can stay healthy, we should have a good season and should finish somewhere in the top half of the always-competitive GMC,” 17th-year head coach Mike Price said via e-mail. “We need to develop more depth as the season progresses. The team should be physical and have good
inside play. The six seniors on the team will all contribute and should provide good leadership,” Price added. The Highlander seniors include Riley Kilgore, T.J. Meyer, Kurt Kolish, Charlie Montgomery, Daniel Mogos and Jeremy Wessels. A trio of starters return for Price including Kolish, Wessels and junior Cory Burgin. Kolish averaged 9.7 points a game last winter. Wessels averaged 3.9 points a game with Burgin averaged 2.3 points a game. Oak Hills lost its top two scorers at the close of last season including 2009 grad-
uates Erik Stephens (11.5 points a game) and Alex Rogers (11.2 points a game). Price also expects to see immediate contributions from junior Chad Streder, junior Thomas Schneider, junior Jared Vanderpohl and sophomore Josh McMeans, the coach said. McMeans is the only sophomore on the Highlanders’ varsity roster. The Highlanders open with a road game against Sycamore at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11. Oak Hills hosts its home opener at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, with a game against Highlands.
Wentz hopes to continue success By Tony Meale
Head coach Kevin Wentz enters his fourth year at Taylor High School and hopes to build on the success of a team that finished 9-12 overall last season and 6-8 in the Cincinnati Hills League. Last year was particularly impressive for the Yellow Jackets, given that they went a combined 4-39 in 2007 and 2008. Taylor returns three starters in junior point guard Ben Sander, senior wing Cameron Youngblood and senior forward John Greene. Sander averaged 7.6 points last season was second in the CHL in assists
Dec. 5 Harrison Dec. 8 @ Oyler Dec. 11 @ Mariemont Dec. 16 Deer Park Dec. 19 Reading Dec. 22 Lawrenceburg Jan. 5 @ New Miami Jan. 8 Madeira Jan. 16 Wyoming Jan. 20 @ Indian Hill Jan. 22 @ Finneytown Jan. 27 Mariemont Jan. 30 @ Deer Park Feb. 2 @ Reading Feb. 5 @ Madeira Feb. 8 @ Cincinnati Country Day Feb. 10 Indian Hill with 4.6 dishes per game. He also led the team with a
Feb. 13 @ Wyoming Feb. 19 Finneytown Feb. 20 Norwood All games are 7:30 p.m.
On the team
No. Name Year Pos. 10 Tim Crofford 12 20 Shawn McAdams 12 22 Alex Ober 11 24 Matt Lakamp 12 30 Ben Sander 11 32 CameronYoungblood 12 40 Tyler Kincade 12 42 John Greene 12 44 Jordan Blanton 11 55 Jake Fantetti 12 Timmy Steele 12
G G F G G F F F F F
78.7 free-throw percentage. Youngblood and Greene,
meanwhile, have both started since their freshmen year. Youngblood displayed a solid all-around game last season, averaging 7.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. And Greene, a secondteam all-league selection, was second in the CHL in scoring at 14 points per game. He also pulled down six boards a contest. Varsity newcomers include Matt Lakamp, Jordan Blanton, Tyler Kincade, Tim Crofford and Alex Ober. Senior Timmy Steele is a transfer from Colerain. “We have experience at the point guard position, wing position and in the post,” Wentz said.
Taylor High School junior point guard Ben Sander returns to run the Yellow Jacket offense this season.
Youth movement arrives for Mustangs By Tony Meale email@example.com
The Western Hills High School Mustangs went 1112 overall last season and won two tournament games before falling to eventual state finalist Princeton. They must overcome the loss of nine seniors and four starters – most notably
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Andre Thomas and Jarrel Moses. Junior forward Zechariah Mustapha is the lone returning starter for West High, as only two other players – seniors Isaiah Andrews and Denzel Cousett – have varsity experience. “This team is very young,” head coach Shawn Kerley said. “Size will also
be a problem.” The Mustangs hope newcomers Lionel Hill, Daryl Bullock, Keevin Tyus and JaMarcus Crawford will quickly mature. “This team will be very focused and committed to playing defense,” Kerley said. “This core group of sophomores is very special and
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Neel, a 6-foot-3 forward, is one-of-three juniors set to led the Lancers’ varsity basketball team following a 23-3 season last year which included a trip to the Division I Regional Championship ﬁnals. As a sophomore starter, Neel averaged 10.3 points and 4.7 rebounds a game while shooting 51.8-percent from the ﬁeld. Neel and the Lancers open with a pair of road games while starting the season against Fairﬁeld (Dec. 4) and Mason (Dec. 8). Local fans can catch Neel in action at La Salle for the Lancers’ home opener at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, against Roger Bacon.
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Dec. 4 Shroder Paideia Dec. 5 @ Taft Dec. 11 Woodward Dec. 12 @ Meadowdale Dec. 18 @ Withrow Dec. 19 Hughes Dec. 22 @ Lockland Jan. 5 Seven Hills Jan. 9 Winton Woods Jan. 15 @ Aiken Jan. 16 Elder Jan. 22 @ Shroder Paideia Jan. 26 Mt. Healthy Jan. 29 @ Woodward Feb. 2 @ North College Hill Feb. 5 Withrow Feb. 6 @ Hughes Feb. 19 Aiken Feb. 20 @ Jefferson All games are 7:30 p.m.
On the team
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Year 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 10
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December 2, 2009
La Salle turns to talented junior class By Anthony Amorini
St. X returns 4 starters from Sweet-16 team By Tony Meale
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St. Xavier High School head boys’ basketball coach Scott Martin has led the Bombers to four Final Fours this decade – including a state title in 2000 – and enters his 15th year at the helm of the program. Last season, he guided St. X to a 14-10 overall record and an appearance in the Sweet 16 of the state tournament. Fueling that run on the court was Erik Stenger, who last year led the GCL-South in scoring (17.6 points per game), rebounding (7.7) and blocks (1.8) and is now a freshman basketball player at Northern Kentucky University. Still, the Bombers return four starters, including three of their top four scorers – seniors Luke Massa (9.5 points per game), Alex Longi (7.8) and David Niehaus (4.8). Massa shot a team-high 42.7 percent from threepoint range, while Niehaus led the team in field-goal percentage (53.5 percent).
Dec. 11 @ McNicholas Dec. 12 Hamilton Dec. 18 @ Moeller Dec. 19 North Canton Hoover – 6 p.m. Dec. 28-30 @ Georgetown Jesuit Tournament – TBA Jan. 5 Roger Bacon Jan. 8 Elder Jan. 11 @ Oak Hills Jan. 15 @ Fenwick Jan. 22 La Salle Jan. 23 @ St. Ignatius – 6 p.m. Jan. 26 Badin Jan. 29 @ Elder Feb. 5 Moeller Feb. 8 @ Purcell Marian Feb. 12 Chaminade Julienne Feb. 16 Aiken Feb. 19 @ La Salle All games are 7:30 p.m. Also returning for the Bombers is guard Ben Holcomb, who hit nearly 40 percent of his three-point attempts last season. Promising newcomers include Sam Egbers, Zac Yauss, Sean Duggan and Luke Witte. “We have good experience that we should be able to build on,” Martin said.
A trio of junior starters return for 19th-year head boys’ basketball coach Dan Fleming following the La Salle Lancers’ trip to the Division I Regional Championship finals last winter. La Salle’s 23-3 season ended with a loss to Princeton, 64-60, as the Vikings captured a regional title en route to an appearance in the state finals. However, the Lancers won sectional and district titles in addition to its Greater Catholic League South Division co-championship last winter before being eliminated. The 2008-2009 campaign was the ninth-consecutive winning season for the Lancers. The Lancers posted a conference record of 9-1 while splitting the GCL South Division crown with Moeller (20-3, 9-1). St. Xavier (14-10, 5-5) took third in the division followed by fourth-place Elder (10-11, 2-8). Juniors Matt Woeste, Brandon Neel and Ryan Fleming represent the Lancers’ returning starters. Junior Trey Casey will also be a key contributor. “Our junior class is very talented,” Dan said. Neel, a 6-foot-3 forward, averaged 10.3 points and 4.7 rebounds a game last winter. Ryan averaged 8.1 points and 4.5 rebounds a game with Woeste close behind at 5.7 points a game. “We’ll have depth and speed; we’ll be very fast, very quick,” Dan said. “It’s a good group of guys that
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only about (6-foot-3).” La Salle opens with a pair of road games against Fairfield (Dec. 4) and Mason (Dec. 8) before returning home to host Roger Bacon (Dec. 11). The Lancers host Moeller Friday, Jan. 8, before traveling to face the Crusaders on Friday, Jan. 29. All games listed above begin at 7:30 p.m. “The (GCL) is good, but it’s not great. It hasn’t been great since the mid-2000s,” Dan said. Though the GCL isn’t as solid form top to bottom as it has been in the past, Dan still made it clear the conference is “without a doubt” the best league in Cincinnati, the coach said.
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December 2, 2009
THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD T H U R S D A Y, D E C . 3
ART EXHIBITS Selections ’09, 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. Presented by Mount St. Joseph. 244-4314. Delhi Township. BUSINESS MEETINGS
Business Network InternationalBridgetown, 8:30 a.m., Hillebrand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 4320 Bridgetown Road, third-floor conference room. Meets every Thursday. 941-6464; www.bniohio.com. Bridgetown.
Miamitown Square Dance Classes, 7 p.m., Miami Whitewater Township Firehouse, 6736 Ohio 128. Butler Squares and River Squares Square Dance Clubs beginner square dance class for singles and couples. Partners not guaranteed. Donations accepted. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 859-525-7049. Miamitown.
English for Speakers of Other Languages, 12:45-2:15 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave. Free child care available. Focuses on practical uses, including English used in daily interactions. Each class includes conversation practice. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673, ext. 12. West Price Hill.
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ART & CRAFT CLASSES Beginner Card-Making Class, 1-2 p.m., Scrap-Ink, 5515 Bridgetown Road. All supplies provided. Bring adhesive. $8. Reservations required. 503-1042; www.scrapink.com. Green Township. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
Women’s Monthly Meet-Ups, 10 a.m.-noon, The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave. Connecting with others in the community while participating in educational and enrichment activities. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673, ext. 17; www.thewomensconnection.org. West Price Hill.
Hollmeyer Orchards, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Hollmeyer Orchards, 574-0663. Green Township.
Family Winterfest, 6-9 p.m., Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road. Oldfashioned family evening with caroling, Santa, hot chocolate, kids’ crafts and lighting of the Bicentennial tree. Presented by Green Township. 574-4848. Green Township.
FOOD & DRINK
Beginners Gentle Ashtanga Yoga, 7-8 p.m., Miami Heights Elementary, 7670 Bridgetown Road, cafeteria. Gentle progression of breathing techniques and postures. Develop moving meditation, build strength and flexibility and relieve stress. Ages 18 and up. $8. Presented by Three Rivers Community Education. 6752725; www.yogabymarietta.com. Miami Township.
Hollmeyer Orchards, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Hollmeyer Orchards, 3241 Fiddler’s Green Road. Apples, peaches, plums, pears and vegetables. 574-0663. Green Township.
FOOD & DRINK
Wine Tasting, 4-7 p.m., Bridgetown Finer Meats Wine Shop, 6139 Bridgetown Road. $10. 574-3900; www.bridgetownfinermeats.com. Bridgetown. Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 485, 29 E. State Road. Carryout available. Benefits Miller Stockum American Legion Post 485. 941-1643. Cleves. Wine Tasting, 3-11 p.m., Henke Winery, $5 seven wines; $1 per pour, choose from 15. 662-9463; www.henkewine.com. Westwood.
MUSIC - CONCERTS
Tis the Season, 7:30 p.m., Seton High School, 3901 Glenway Ave., Seton Performance Hall. Holiday music featuring CMO, Children’s Chorus and the Metropolitan Singers. Includes classic and modern holiday selections and audience sing-a-longs. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra. 941-8956; www.gocmo.org. West Price Hill.
Wine Tasting, 5-9 p.m., Henke Winery, 3077 Harrison Ave. Includes bread basket. $5 seven wines; $1 per pour, choose from 15. 662-9463; www.henkewine.com. Westwood.
MUSIC - ROCK
ON STAGE - THEATER
ON STAGE - THEATER
Miracle on 34th Street, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave. Stage play based on novel. $21, $19 seniors and students. Reservations recommended. 241-6550; www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. West Price Hill. Changed by a Baby, 6:30 p.m., Cincinnati Christian University, 2700 Glenway Ave., President’s Hall. Holiday musical. Newlyweds in a new town, with new music ministry and new responsibilities. Story follows their struggles and joys of adjusting. Includes dinner buffet. $28. Presented by Cincinnati Christian University Christmas Dinner Theater. Through Dec. 5. 244-8165; www.ccuniversity.edu/music/cdt. East Price Hill.
The Gamut, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Pirate’s Den, 1935 Anderson Ferry Road. 922-3898. Green Township. Miracle on 34th Street, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 seniors and students. Reservations recommended. 241-6550; www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. West Price Hill. Cinderella, 7 p.m., Dunham Recreation Center Arts Building, 1945 Dunham Way. Fairy Godmother needs help – she’s out of practice and not certain her magic is going to work properly. Audience participation. $4. Presented by Sunset Players Inc. Through Dec. 13. 588-4988. West Price Hill. Changed by a Baby, 6:30 p.m., Cincinnati Christian University, $28. 244-8165; www.ccuniversity.edu/music/cdt. East Price Hill.
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Bicentennial Ball, 7 p.m., Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road. Music by Pete Wagner Band. Beer, soft drinks and appetizers provided. Black tie optional and period dress welcome. $75, $40 couple. Reservations required. Presented by Green Township. 574-4848. Green Township.
Holiday Open House, 1:30-3 p.m., Mercy Franciscan at West Park, 2950 West Park Drive. Crafts, entertainment and refreshments plus campus tours. 451-8900. Westwood.
Hollmeyer Orchards, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hollmeyer Orchards, 574-0663. Green Township.
St. Bernard Christmas Carnival, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., St. Bernard School and Parish Center, 7115 Springdale Road. Carnival games, secret Santa shop, toy raffle and Mrs. Claus’ Bake Shop. Canned good donation benefits St. Vincent de Paul. Family friendly. Canned good donation requested. Presented by St. Bernard Parent’s Club. 3534224. Colerain Township.
FOOD & DRINK
Wine Tasting, 2-5 p.m., Bridgetown Finer Meats Wine Shop, $10. 5743900; www.bridgetownfinermeats.com. Bridgetown. Wine Tasting, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Henke Winery, $5 seven wines; $1 per pour, choose from 15. 662-9463; www.henkewine.com. Westwood.
HOLIDAY - CHRISTMAS
Live Nativity, Noon-4 p.m., Joy Community Church, 5000 North Bend Road. Free hot chocolate and cookies. Includes activities for children inside. Free. 662-4569; www.joycommunitychurch.org. Monfort Heights. Breakfast with Santa Claus, 9 a.m.-noon, Oak Hills High School, 3200 Ebenezer Road. Includes breakfast, visit with Santa, face painting and more. Photos with Santa and ornaments available. $5, $4 with canned good donation. Reservations recommended. Presented by Oak Hills High School Cheerleaders. 922-3392. Green Township.
LITERARY - SIGNINGS
Michael Banks, 2 p.m., Cheviot Branch Library, 3711 Robb Ave. Author discusses and signs “Before Oprah: Ruth Lyons the Woman Who Created Talk TV.” Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6015; www.cincinnatilibrary.org. Cheviot.
MUSIC - WORLD
Lagniappe, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Crow’s Nest, 4544 W. Eighth St., 921-2980. West Price Hill.
ON STAGE STUDENT THEATER
“Miracle on 34th Street” kicks off tonight at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., and runs through Dec. 20. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays and 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16. Tickets are $21, $19 seniors and students. Reservations recommended. For ticket information, visit www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com or call 241-6550. Pictured from left are Kate Glasheen as Doris Walker, Faith Marsh as Susan Walker and Michael Shawn Starks as Fred Gaily. Live Nativity, Noon-4 p.m., Joy Community Church. Free. 662-4569; www.joycommunitychurch.org. Monfort Heights. Sunday with Santa, 1-3 p.m., St. Aloysius Gonzaga School, 4390 Bridgetown Road, gymnasium. Includes pizza lunch, crafts, games, performance from school’s children’s choir and pictures with Santa Claus. Items in child-themed shop priced at $2. Benefits St. Aloysius’ Vacation Bible School. $8 children, $5 adults. 598-6153. Green Township.
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ART & CRAFT CLASSES
Peanut Butter & Jelly Theater, 3-4 p.m., La Salle High School, $8. Reservations recommended. 741-2369; www.lasallehs.net. Green Township.
Technique Savvy, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., ScrapInk, 5515 Bridgetown Road. Rubber stamp and paper crafting artists learn more challenging techniques, styles and patterns. $22. 389-0826; www.scrap-ink.com. Green Township.
ON STAGE - THEATER
Miracle on 34th Street, 2 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 seniors and students. Reservations recommended. 241-6550; www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. West Price Hill. Cinderella, 2 p.m., Dunham Recreation Center Arts Building, $4. 588-4988. West Price Hill.
Over 55 Dance, 2-5 p.m., Delhi Senior and Community Center, 647 Neeb Road. Nonmembers welcome. Music by Nelson. $5. Presented by Delhi Seniors. 451-3560. Delhi Township. M O N D A Y, D E C . 7
Line Dance Class, 1-2 p.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.
Your Financial Health Personal Education Program: Women and Wealth, 7-8 p.m., Taylor High School, 36 E. Harrison Ave. Free. Presented by Three Rivers Local School District. 941-6400. North Bend. English for Speakers of Other Languages, 9-10:30 a.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center. Free. 471-4673, ext. 12. West Price Hill.
Peanut Butter & Jelly Theater, 3-4 p.m., La Salle High School, 3091 North Bend Road, school cafe. “High School Musical.” Includes bagged lunch, drink, gifts, door prizes, dance party, autographs and more. $8. Reservations recommended. Presented by La Salle High School Drama. 741-2369; www.lasallehs.net. Green Township.
ON STAGE - THEATER
Wine Tasting, 5-9 p.m., Henke Winery, $5 seven wines; $1 per pour, choose from 15. 662-9463; www.henkewine.com. Westwood.
Miracle on 34th Street, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 seniors and students. Reservations recommended. 241-6550; www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. West Price Hill. Cinderella, 2 p.m., Dunham Recreation Center Arts Building, $4. 588-4988. West Price Hill. Changed by a Baby, 6:30 p.m., Cincinnati Christian University, $28. 244-8165; www. ccuniversity.edu/music/cdt. East Price Hill.
Hollmeyer Orchards, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Hollmeyer Orchards, 574-0663. Green Township.
FOOD & DRINK
Talk-Act-Listen-Konnect, 6:30-8 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave. T.A.L.K. is a weekly program focused on what it means to be a woman today. Weekly participation not mandatory. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673, ext. 17. West Price Hill. T U E S D A Y, D E C . 8
Roth IRA Conversion Education Session, 7-8 p.m., Holiday Inn Express, 5505 Rybolt Road. “Is This the Year to Convert a Traditional IRA to a Roth IRA?” with firm principal Steven Kehoe. Ages 21 and up. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Kehoe Financial Advisors. 481-8555; www.kehoe-financial.com. Green Township.
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
Girls Club, 3:30-4:45 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave. Presentations by guest speakers, arts and crafts, and community service projects, plus occasional field trips. Ages 8-11. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673, ext. 15. West Price Hill. Girls Life, 4:45-6 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave. Presentations by guest speakers, arts and crafts, and community service projects, plus occasional field trips. Ages 12-14. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673, ext. 15. West Price Hill.
Line Dance Class, 10-11 a.m., Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane. Line dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. West Price Hill.
Ashtanga Yoga Level I Classes, 5:45-7 p.m., Miami Heights Elementary, 7670 Bridgetown Road, cafeteria. Classes allow participants to practice developing moving meditation beyond instruction. Ages 18 and up. $8. Presented by Three Rivers Community Education. 675-2725; www.yogabymarietta.com. Miami Township. Beginners Ashtanga Yoga Instructional Class, 7:15-8:15 p.m., Miami Heights Elementary, 7670 Bridgetown Road, basement level, cafeteria. Learn progression of breathing and postures. $40. Registration required. 467-3210; www.yogabymarietta.com. Miami Township.
KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC
Karaoke Contest, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Main Entrance Restaurant and Lounge, 5132 Delhi Ave. Weekly winners move on to semi-finals, then grand finale. Weekly prizes. First-place winner receives $500 cash. Ages 21 and up. Free. 451-1414. Delhi Township.
LITERARY - SIGNINGS
Michael Banks, 6:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road. Author discusses and signs “Before Oprah: Ruth Lyons the Woman Who Created Talk TV.” Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4472; www.cincinnatilibrary.org. Monfort 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, members free. Presented by Cincinnati Bop Club. 251-7977; www.cincibop.com. Riverside. W E D N E S D A Y, D E C . 9
ART & CRAFT CLASSES
Intermediate Card-Making Class, 10-11:30 a.m., Scrap-Ink, 5515 Bridgetown Road. Learn new techniques and intermediate level folds. $8. Registration required. 389-0826; www.scrap-ink.com. Green Township.
Delhi Business Association Meeting, 8:30 a.m., Delhi Park, 5125 Foley Road, Delhi Lodge. Public invited. Presented by Delhi Business Association. 922-3111. Delhi Township.
Basic Square Dance, 10 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. 3216776. West Price Hill.
Western Hills Job Satellite Group, 9-10:30 a.m., Westwood First Presbyterian Church, 3011 Harrison Ave. Community members welcome to learn from and support each other in job-seeking process. Speakers present valuable content about latest in electronic résumés, LinkedIn, effective networking, interview skills, available funding and community resources. Group members provide support and accountability to one another during this stressful time. Free. 662-1244. Westwood.
Christmas Boutique, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Montana Avenue Church of the Nazarene, 2559 Montana Ave. Holiday shopping. Photos with Santa, $1. Family friendly. $2, $1 children for breakfast. 661-0884. Westwood. S U N D A Y, D E C . 6 PROVIDED
Have a holiday sing-a-long at Carolfest, at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Music Hall. Seasonal songs and carols performed by the May Festival Chorus, the May Festival Youth Chorus, the Cincinnati Boychoir, and the Christ Emmanuel Fellowship Choir. Also see choreography by Shekinah Glory Dancers and The Studio for Dance and the handbell choir from the Sycamore Presbyterian Church Handbell Choir. A half hour prior to each concert special guests Santa, Rudolph and Frosty will make appearances. Tickets are $12, adults; and $6, 12 years and under. Call 513-381-3300 or visit www.mayfestival.com.
HOLIDAY - CHRISTMAS
St. Nicholas Day Celebration, 1-5 p.m., German Heritage Museum, 4790 West Fork Road. Wood carvings by Cincinnati Carvers Guild on display. German Christmas music by Germania Singers, 2 p.m., and Kinderchor of Fairview German Language School, 3 p.m. Includes St. Nicholas appearance, refreshments and hot chocolate. Free, donations accepted. 574-1741; www.gacl.org. Green Township.
The Rockettes perform a “Radio City Christmas Spectacular,” at U.S. Bank Arena, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9. See the “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers,” pictured above, a reenactment of the first Christmas and more. Tickets are $49.50-$89.50. Visit www.usbankarena.com.
December 2, 2009
The many feelings of the Christmas season The Christmas season is an ambiguous time of year. Perhaps bittersweet is the best term to describe the collage of Christmas feelings. Many factors make it sweet: familial love and closeness, the joy in children’s eyes, personal warmth, cordial dining and conversing, notes from old friends, gifts, but especially the realization we’re loved and thought of dearly. Yet, Christmas time so often involves a bitter side. This side often contains: loneliness, excessive attempts at pleasing, the reemergence of conflicts between siblings and relatives, a sad nostalgia, and a frenetic busyness that destroys the opportunity for personal time and reflection on its meaning. Loneliness is often the predominate heartache that arises at this beautiful sea-
son. Perhaps some insights may soften it a little. There are various kinds of human loneliness. They’re brought about by alienation, restlessness, rootlessness, psychological depression, and what we can call a moral loneliness. In “Against An Infinite Horizon,” Ronald Rolheiser describes it as, “There is a fire inside us that aches insatiably. At every level, body, psyche, soul, we feel our unwholeness and are restlessly driven to seek consummation with others and the world beyond us. We never quite overcome this in this life … It constitutes the fundamental disease of the human person.” In our culture, whenever loneliness is discussed, we conclude that we grow lonely mainly for sexual union and that finding a partner for it will solve our loneliness.
That’s far too simplistic. A human person is much more complex. That’s made evident by the fact that not even years of on-going sexual functioning eradicates all loneliness. Have we not heard the complaint of the lonely spousal bed? More deeply than we yearn for a sexual partner and physical union, we crave for what we can all call a moral affinity. We pine for someone to visit us within, in that deep part of us where our very self, and all that is most precious to us is kept, cherished and guarded. We are lonely at levels that sex alone cannot reach. We hunger to be known, understood and loved. Rolheiser explains it well when he writes, “Great friendships and great marriages invariably have this deep moral affinity at their
brothers or sisters, relatives or friends. We blame them for not knowing us completely or not loving us as much as we think they should. Or, we run from our ache by becoming too busy and not realizing that others are looking for the same thing we are. The loneliness and lesser loves of this world need not frustrate us. They can serve as reminders of the value of loving one another as best we can while moving ever
root. The persons in these relationships are ‘lovers’ in the true sense because they sleep with each other at that deep level, irrespective of whether or not there is sexual union. At the level of feelings, this type of love is experienced as a certain ‘coming home.’” Christmas time blows on the embers of this desire in us and it blazes up. When it is misdirected and misunderstood, we may sometimes aim our frustration and anger at parents,
fevers, which type is better for broken bones, sprains and other aches and pains? New research, published in the American Journal of Pediatrics, confirms that ibuprofen is more effective when treating broken bones, bruises and sprains. Ibuprofen beat out acetaminophen and even prescription codeine in helping to relieve kids’ pain. A research team from the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario evaluated 300 children aged 6 to 17 years who were brought to the
hospital for pain from an injury to their arms and legs, necks or backs. Each child was randomly given ibuprofen, acetaminophen or codeine. Children who received ibuprofen experienced greater pain relief 60 minutes after receiving the dose than the other two medications. Of course, for serious injuries always be sure to consult your child’s doctor before selecting a course of treatment on your own. Article provided by SPM Wire
closer to the divine meaning of Christmas – that there is a L o v e r yearning for an affinity with us.
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What type of pain medicine is best for children? Selecting a pain medicine for your child can sometimes be confusing. The results of a new study may help make navigating this task easier. Should you choose a medicine containing ibuprofen, which is sold generically as well as under such brand names as Advil or Motrin, or should you select acetaminophen, which is the main ingredient in such medicines as Children’s Tylenol? While both types of painkillers can reduce
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December 2, 2009
Have a bourbon ball this season
December is here and that means Hanukkah and Christmas are on their way. So for the next few weeks I’ll be sharing some gifts from the kitchen, along with my regular recipes. One more thing, check the pantry spices and herbs for freshness. Do the sniff test: If they don’t smell fragrant, toss them and get new. And when you open them, regardless of the expiration date on the can (particularly with baking
or lemon juice, which will activate it if it’s still fresh.
powder), know that y o u should use t h e m within a year maximum. F o r Rita b a k i n g Heikenfeld p o w d e r , Rita’s kitchen put a little in some warm water – it should start foaming right away. For baking soda, do the same but use some vinegar
Rita’s creamy Kentucky colonels/bourbon balls
Tricia Boh, a Kentucky reader, asked me to replicate the bourbon balls “like Rebecca Ruth’s makes for Buffalo Trace bourbon distillery in Frankfort, Ky.” Here’s one from my files, which is what I think she wants, as this is a creamy, not cakey, bourbon ball. I also have a traditional
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bourbon ball recipe which I’m including for our Web version. (Let us know if you want a copy by mail by calling 513-591-6163.) You can divide this in half, or double it. Now I want you to taste the mixture after it’s mixed up – if it’s creamy enough then leave as is. If you want a bit more creaminess, add a bit more butter, starting with a couple tablespoons and go from there. Makes anywhere from three to four dozen, depending on size. I use a small ice cream scoop to make the balls nice and round. I think the coating on Buffalo Trace’s balls is probably bittersweet or Belgian dark chocolate. 1 stick salted butter, softened 1 pound powdered sugar Up to 1⁄2 cup bourbon – start with several tablespoons Chocolate coating: Real chocolate chips: semisweet, bittersweet, Belgian, etc. Beat together butter and sugar. Gradually add bourbon. Form into balls and refrigerate until very firm. (Sometimes I freeze mine in a single layer on a baking sheet, then transfer to a freezer container for dipping later).
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Melt the chocolate. Remove while still some lumps remain as the residual heat will melt the rest when you stir it. Dip the balls. I use a wooden skewer to dip mine. As soon as you dip them and put on a sprayed cookie sheet, top with a pecan half. Put in refrigerator to set coating completely. Store in fridge, covered.
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I could hardly believe my luck when Diane Powell called me with this recipe. For M. Miles and Kim McDonald. Kim wants to make it for her brother who enjoys smooth tasting pie. A good friend of Diane’s worked at Withrow’s commissary and gave Diane the recipe. Diane said most public schools in the 1960s-’70s made this pie. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 1 stick salted butter, room temperature 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 egg yolks, room temperature, beaten well 2 tablespoons flour Pinch salt 1 cup evaporated milk (not condensed) 1 regular pie shell Cream butter, sugar and vanilla together. Sift flour and salt together. Combine, add salt and milk and beat very well,
about one to two minutes until well mixed. (Sometimes mixture will look curdled. Don’t worry, it will bake just fine). Pour into shell and bake 40 to 45 minutes on cookie sheets. Diane said the butter tends to bubble over and the pie will be a bit shaky in the center but will set nicely as it cools.
Judy Craven’s sundried tomato salad dressing
While waiting for a good Red Lobster salad dressing to come in, this one came from Judy, a Delhi reader, who says this is good on pasta salad. 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 ⁄2 cup drained oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes 1 ⁄4 cup red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon drained capers 1 garlic clove, minced Blend all ingredients in a food processor until tomatoes are coarsely chopped.
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DEATHS Dorothy Markins Camper, 81, died Nov. 20. Survived by Dale (Lenira), Donald (Debbie) Camper, Debbie (Richard) Perrmann, Dreama (Gary) Duncan, Darlene (Keith) Center; 17 grandchildren; Camper 13 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Dale Camper Sr. Services were Nov. 25 at Meyer Funeral Home.
Jim D. Chaney, 53, died Nov. 20. He was a member of the Pipefitters and Plumbers Local 392. Survived by wife Debbie (Heverly) Chaney; children Katie, Kim Chaney; sisters Diana (Rick) Sage, Janet Banschbach; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother Bill Chaney. Services were Nov. 24 at Minges Funeral Home. Memorials for the benefit of Chaney’s children may be directed to the funeral home.
Lynda S. Colegate, 55, Cleves, died Nov. 22. She was a biller for United Medical. Survived by daughter Melynda Kestermann; granddaughters Ashlee Miller, Shaelynn Kestermann; mother Helen Colegate; siblings Sandra (Gary) Hume, Melvin (Debbie) Jr., Randy (Lisa) Colegate; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father Melvin Colegate Sr. Services were Nov. 25 at the Miamitown Church of Christ. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to an education fund for Colegate’s granddaughters c/o Harrison Building and Loan, 10490
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Betty Berauer Goodpaster, 98, Cheviot, died Nov. 18. She was a secretary for Johnson Electric Company. Survived by daughter Elayne Gallagher; grandchildren Austin Merrill, Christopher Goodwin, John Gallagher, Amy Loeffelman; seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husbands Robert Goodpaster, Harry Lachtrup, Irvin Kallmeyer, daughter Harriet Merrill. Services were Nov. 28 at St. Aloysius Gonzaga. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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Elizabeth Biermann Genheimer, 89, died Nov. 23. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Linda (David) Albrinck, Maribeth Falbisaner, Steven (Mary), Robert, Nancy (Bob Bill) Genheimer; grandchildren Genheimer Keith (Carol), Karen, Kevin (Liz) Albrinck, Nicholas (Kim), Luke Bill, Deanne Ronning, Sarah (Larry) Boden, Steven Genheimer, Lucy (Ryan) Steadman, Emily Downie, Ryan Falbisaner; great-grandchildren Andrew, Taylor Albrinck, Madeline Downie, Anika Ronning; brother Fred Biermann. Preceded in death by husband Robert Genheimer, siblings Edward, William Biermann, Eugenia Leichner. Services were Nov. 28 at St. Martin of Tours. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206, Multiple Sclerosis Society, 4460 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 236, Cincinnati, OH 45242-3755 or National Alliance on Mental Illness, P.O. Box 759155, Baltimore, MD 21275-9155.
Rita Riestenberg Graham, 77, died Nov. 18. She was secretary/bookkeeper for Hutch Sporting Goods. Survived by children Michael (Susan) Graham, Kathy Graham Walpole; grandsons Michael (Jennifer), Andrew (Kindra) Walpole; greatgrandchildren Logan, Rohan, Eli Walpole; sister Florence (the late Albert) HeilGraham mann; niece and nephew Carol (Robert), Robert (Tracey) Heuerman; cousin Jean Rutledge. Preceded in death by husband Harvey Graham, nephew Dale Heilmann, cousins Betty Kohlbrand, Kenneth Hacker. Services were Nov. 23 at St. Peter & St. Paul United Church of Christ. Memorials to: Boone County 4H and Utopia Fair, P.O. Box 703, Burlington, KY 41005.
Emmagene Brown Harmeyer, 84, East Price Hill, died Nov. 15 at the Oak Pavilion Nursing Home. She was a homemaker. Survived by daughters Cecilia
(Thomas) Durbec, Paula Mitchell, Debbie (Glenn) Phelps; eight grandchildren; 13 greatgrandchildren; one great-greatgrandchild. PreHarmeyer ceded in death by husband Paul Harmeyer, brother Elden Brown. Services were Nov. 18 at Holy Family. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home.
Lynette F. Hodgson, 64, Cheviot, died Nov. 23. Survived by children Robin Madden, Thomas Hodgson; siblings Ruth Ault, Lloyd Henn; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Services were Nov. 28 at CraverRiggs Funeral Home & Crematory. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263 or Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Cincinnati, 3949 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223.
R. Robert Hornyak Sr., 84, Green Township, died Nov. 22. He was a professor emeritus of music at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and an American Baptist minister. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and Hornyak Korea and retired from the Naval Reserves as a lieutenant commander. Survived by wife Mary Hornyak; daughter Deborah (Mark) Crnkovich; grandchildren Jessica (Glenn) Schatz, Kirsten, Nicholas Crnkovich;
sister Naomie Sulack. Preceded in death by son Roy Robert Hornyak Jr. Services were Nov. 28 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hornyak Scholarship Fund, c/o University of Cincinnati, Attn: Crysta Flueck (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Kirkwood Camp, Attn: Ken Atchison, 8341 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236.
William J. Jansen, 86, died Nov. 17. He was a printer with Finn Graphics. Survived by children Mike (Diane), Bill (Karen) Jansen, Janet (Tom) Moubray, Terri (Ralph) Todd, Carol (Brian) Koehler; sisters Helen Spaeth, Mary Miley; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Irma jansen. Services were Nov. 25 at St. Dominic. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the St. Dominic Education Fund.
Catherine Ollinger Knapp, 89, West Price Hill, died Nov. 12. She was a tax examiner for the Internal Revenue Service. Survived by children Mary Catherine (Edward) Baker, Anne D. (Steven) Minning, Jerome Knapp J. (Cheryl) Knapp; siblings Sisters Mary Grace, C.S.A., Mary Vollner, Elizabeth Pomerantz, Nicholas, John Ollinger; nine grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Jerome C. Knapp, daughter Maria (William) Kyde. Services were Nov. 18 at St. William. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials may be made in the form of Masses at St. William Church.
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DEATHS Margaret Lung
Services for Peggy Ruebel Ligon, 61, Westwood, were Nov. 24 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Survived by son Lee Ligon; siblings Susan Zimmerman, John, Bill Ruebel, Nancy Luciano; daughter-in-law Lenora Barot; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Charles Ligon Ligon. Memorials to: American Heart Association, P.O. Box 163549, Columbus, OH 43216 or Reading Is Fundamental, 1825 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20009-5726.
Margaret T. Lung, 93, died Nov. 15. She was a clerk for the Internal Revenue Service. She was a member of the St. Catharine Seniors. Survived by nephew Ronald (Maureen) Lehan; great-nieces and nephews Ronald Jr. (Toni), Ryan (Lisa), Renee, Aarick, Aaron Lehan, Alisha (Chris) Dawson; great-greatnieces and nephews Christopher, Corey, Tara, Kyle, Matthew, Jacob, Ashleigh, Arica, Rachalle, Chloe, Isabelle. Preceded in death by parents Leopold, Katherine Lung, sisters Barbara Lung, Catherine Lehan, Anna Dornstauder, nephew Robert Lehan. Services were Nov. 17 at St. Catharine of Siena. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to the St. Catharine of Siena FRESH Fund.
Ray McCarter, 79, Monfort Heights, died Nov. 19. He retired
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Rita Maier McCreary, 57, Green Township, died Nov. 21. Survived by son Michael McCreary; grandchildren Michael McCreary III; siblings Nancy Walls, Gilbert Maier Jr.; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Gilbert, Gladys Maier, siblings Greg, Rodney Maier, Lisa Maier-Rhoades. Services were Nov. 27 at Bridgetown Cemetery. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Stray Animal Adoption Program, Box 72040, Newport, KY 41072.
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Mary Margaret Stringer Oliverio, 82, St. Louis, formerly of Western Hills, died Nov. 23. Survived by sons Patrick (Carol), Timothy (Ellen), Robert (Karen) Oliverio; brother Gene (Dori) Stringer; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Louis Oliverio, son John “Jack” (Mary) Oliverio, siblings Marty (Mary Ellen), Roger Stringer, one granddaughter. Services were Nov. 30 at Our Lady of Visitation. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: Jack & Louis Oliverio Scholarship Fund, La Salle High School, 3091 North Bend Road, Cincinnati, OH 45239 or Sisters of Charity Retirement Fund, Finance Office, 5900 Delhi Road, Mount St. Joseph, OH 45051.
Danny Lee Randolph, 52, died Nov. 18. He was a painter. Survived by wife Wilda Randolph; son Danny Randolph Jr.; father Fred
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Mary Wuennemann McKiernan, 92, died Nov. 21. She was an office manager. She was a member of the Dunham Seniors, Delhi Seniors, St. Antoninus Adult Social Group and Democratic Club. Survived by many nieces, nephews, great- and great-greatnieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Joseph McKiernan; siblings Winnie Bruening, Catherine Sharkey, Edward, Robert Fixari. Services were Nov. 28 at St. Antoninus. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Antoninus Endowment Fund, 1500 Linneman Road, Cincinnati, OH 45238 or Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.
Ruth E. Noes, 88, Cheviot, died Nov. 19. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Jerry, Terry, Gary, Jane Noes, Marty Waddell, Judy Thompson; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-greatNoes grandchild. Services were Nov. 25 at GumpHolt Funeral Home. Memorials to: Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 522 Cincinnati Mills Drive, Suite C281, Cincinnati, OH 45202, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 8041 Hosbrook Road, Suite 422, Cincinnati, OH 45236, or Alzheimer's Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.
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Randolph Jr.; sisters Theresa (Jim) Rachford; three grandchildren. Preceded in death by mother Janet Randolph. Services were Nov. 20 at the Vine Street Hill Cemetery Chapel. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home.
Johnny H. Valentine, 74, Green Township, died Nov. 23. He was a meat cutter for Kroger. Survived by children Sandy Rudemiller, Sherry Heller, Doug, Steve Bull; grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Valentine, son Tommy Bull. Services were Nov. 27 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home.
Josephine Hall Williams, 78, died Nov. 24. Survived by children Elaine Janson, Curtis (JoEllen) Williams, Necky (Al) Buxton, Sindie Dalton; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Chum Williams, children Dennis, Kenneth Hindis, Chum Williams. Services were Nov. 30 at Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: Vitas Hospice, 11500 Northlake Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45249.
Ethel F. Wilmes, 100, died Nov. 19. She was a secretary for Beckman & Beckman Law Firm. Survived by friends Jerry and Peggy Thomas and their children Jason, Joe (Sarah), Ryan, Averie. Preceded in death by sister Marguerite Schoenlein. Services were Nov. 23 at Bayley Place. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati or Bayley Place.
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Police reports From B8 Sliding door damaged on home at 3808 Dina Terrace No. 2, Nov. 17.
Cell phone stolen from home at 3955 Trevor Ave., Nov. 23. Car stereo and MP3 player stolen from vehicle at 3724 Applegate Ave., Nov. 10.
CINCINNATI DISTRICT 3 Arrests/citations
Brian Jeffries, born 1962, robbery, 2340 Harrison Ave., Nov. 12. Cordero McConnell, born 1986, possession of drugs, 3089 McHenry Ave., Nov. 11. Donta Yett, born 1981, assault, 2569 Harrison Ave., Nov. 13. Flenare Mascus, born 1990, theft under $300, 2322 Ferguson Road, Nov. 13. James Burnett, born 1985, possession of drugs, 2900 Harrison Ave., Nov. 18. John Osterman, born 1976, aggravated robbery armed and obstruction of official business, 3331 Parkcrest Lane, Nov. 12. Raymond Hodge, born 1966, criminal damaging or endangerment, 3051 Glenmore Ave., Nov. 18. Reginal Massey, born 1967, assault, 2332 Harrison Ave., Nov. 17. Renee Lewis, born 1960, assault, 2400 Harrison Ave., Nov. 13. Shante Roberts, born 1984, theft under $300, 2322 Ferguson Road, Nov. 11. Somer Nicole Howard, born 1980, possession of drug abuse instruments, 3349 Parkcrest Lane, Nov. 8. Stephanie Schiele, born 1989, theft under $300, 2655 Wendee Drive, Nov. 16. Terence Adam Thomas, born 1989, theft under $300, 2322 Ferguson Road, Nov. 10. Victor Blevins, born 1989, criminal damaing or endangerment, 2400 Harrison Ave., Nov. 9. Dominick David Andrews, born 1990, aggravated menacing and assault, 3260 Gobel Ave., Nov. 8. Sonia Pugh, born 1968, menacing by stalking, 3003 Junietta Ave., Nov. 10. Denise Walker, born 1959, assault, 2901 Harrison Ave., Nov. 16. Nick Papania, born 1964, violation of temporary protection order, 3248 Werk Road, Nov. 17. Dion Harmon, born 1979, obstruction of official business, 2405 Montana Ave., Nov. 7. Angela Schweitzer, born 1989, possession of drugs and theft under $300, 6140 Glenway Ave., Nov. 14. Bess Murphy, born 1980, theft over $5,000, 3187 McHenry Ave., Nov. 10. Bree L. Gilbert, born 1975, unauthorized use of property, 2872 Montana Ave., Nov. 17.
The Western Hills Press on Nov. 18 incorrectly listed Shelly Matzet as being arrested for disorderly conduct. We regret the error. Brian E. Denlinger, born 1976, possession of drugs, 3360 Glenmore Ave., Nov. 7. Candy G. Brown, born 1971, assault, 2322 Ferguson Road, Nov. 12. Cherise N. Thornton, born 1987, robbery, falsification and obstruction
of official business, 2405 Montana Ave., Nov. 7. Corey Blitz, born 1991, theft under $300, 2322 Ferguson Road, Nov. 18. Daniel Lee Davis, born 1959, theft under $300, 6000 Glenway Ave., Nov. 11. Greg H. Wadney, born 1986, possession of drugs, 2881 Boudinot Ave., Nov. 6. Janet Allen, born 1979, theft under $300 and drug abuse, 6000 Glenway Ave., Nov. 15. Jason Allen Davis, born 1971, domestic violence, 2912 Urwiler Ave., Nov. 15. Michele Marie Dwenger, born 1965, theft under $300, 6100 Glenway Ave., Nov. 17. Nikolas Paul Velleca, born 1990, theft
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under $300, 2322 Ferguson Road, Nov. 18. Obryan A. Broner, born 1984, drug abuse, 3103 Harrison Ave., Nov. 17. Putrice Carter, born 1989, theft under $300, 2322 Ferguson Road, Nov. 15. William James Stclair, born 1980, simple assault, 3411 Broadwell Ave., Nov. 9.
Incidents Aggravated burglary
2432 Ferguson Road, Nov. 10.
2322 Ferguson Road, Nov. 16. 2399 Westwood Northern Blvd., Nov. 11. 2576 Harrison Ave., Nov. 11. 2880 Harrison Ave., Nov. 16.
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3328 Glenmore Ave., Nov. 13. 3331 Parkcrest Lane, Nov. 12.
Breaking and entering
2465 Westwood Northern Blvd., Nov. 12. 3015 Glenhills Way, Nov. 6. 3213 Werk Road, Nov. 15. 3472 Cheviot Ave., Nov. 14. 5039 Crookshank Road, Nov. 8.
2258 Harrison Ave., Nov. 14. 2258 Harrison Ave., Nov. 16. 2672 Wendee Drive, Nov. 10. 2713 Erlene Drive, Nov. 8. 2738 McKinley Ave., Nov. 7. 2948 Westknolls Lane, Nov. 13. 2950 Kling Ave., Nov. 12. 3036 Boudinot Ave., Nov. 8.
3104 Cavanaugh Ave., Nov. 15. 3201 Mayridge Court, Nov. 16. 3351 Cavanaugh Ave., Nov. 7. 3408 Tinaview Court, Nov. 12. 3949 Yearling Court, Nov. 6.
1901 Vienna Woods Drive, Nov. 11. 2323 Ferguson Road, Nov. 8. 2545 Montana Ave., Nov. 15. 2700 Erlene Drive, Nov. 9. 3048 Urwiler Ave., Nov. 11. 3141 Werk Road, Nov. 13. 3276 Vittmer Ave., Nov. 13. 3287 Ferncroft Drive, Nov. 10. 5098 Glencrossing Way, Nov. 12. 5100 Crookshank Road, Nov. 16. 5555 Glenway Ave., Nov. 15.
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Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. 5639 Vogel Road: Ries, Marie E. to Scherpenberg, Carrie R.; $83,000. 5672 Eula Ave.: Wood, Rose Marie to Masson, Ryan C.; $100,000. 5963 Calmhaven Drive: Moore, Lois A. to Vincent, Daniel R. and Jeanean M.; $190,000. 6582 Hearne Road: Girten, Roy E. Jr. Tr. and Bette Lou Tr. to Bethel, April D.; $50,000. 6604 South Cove Drive: McDonald, Michael P. and Barbara L. to Zappasodi, Joseph A. and Rosie S.; $450,000. 6706 Kelsey’s Oak Court: Melish, Barbara A. to Schoettelkotte, Kathleen R.; $110,000.
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PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Hamilton County Board of Zoning Appeals on Wednesday, December 16, 2009, in Room 805, County Administration Building at 1:00 P.M. for the purpose of Case # Green 2009-10 (ZVGT200910) requesting the approval of the construction of a 6 ft. privacy fence to be located in the front and side yards of property. Location: 4277 Ebenezer Road, Green Township District: A & B Residence Plans are on file and open for public inspection in Room 804, County Administration Building, 138 East Court Street, during normal business hours. Office hours: M o n d a y thru Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Office Phone:513-946-4501 1001521917
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