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Students’ art makes statement Jamie Schorsch said art has a long history of using social commentary as an agent of change or enlightenment. The Oak Hills High School art teacher and her fellow colleagues in the school’s art department organized a project Dec. 1 to help their students bring awareness to several social issues. “Art doesn’t have to look like the Sistine Chapel. It comes in a variety of mediums,” Schorsch said. “Art can be used to communicate effectively, not just be pretty.” Full story, A2

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The only thing bigger than Kailey Ray’s heart is her ambition. The second-grader at Holy Family School in East Price Hill was inspired to help other young girls, so she started her own business to accomplish her goal. She is the founder of Kai’s Love Hats, a venture she’s using to help fund her plan to buy 100 American Girl dolls this holiday season for girls at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. “It all started when I was little,” said Ray, who, at age 7, is now a seasoned veteran in the business world. “I cut off my ponytail for Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths. I wanted to do more for others so I

thought about it for a long time and this is what I’ve come up with.” With the help of her grandmother, Debbie Kayse, Ray knits hat sets for young girls and their dolls – one hat for the girl and a matching hat for her doll. She is selling the sets for $10 each, and all the proceeds go toward the purchase of American Girl dolls. “They’re very colorful when they’re done and they’re very, very beautiful,” Ray said of her knit hats. “They are awesome and fun to make.” Kayse, a Green Township resident who serves as the business manager at Holy Family, said she’s incredibly proud of her granddaughter and all she is doing to help others. “She works very hard. Instead of playing, she spends many of her nights knitting,” Kayse said.

“She made me the president of production.” Ray, who has three American Girl dolls of her own – she saved up to purchase them herself, said she loves her dolls and believes every girl should have an American Girl doll. She said she and her family take a trip to the American Girl Place store in Chicago each spring so she can buy a new doll, and she wants other girls to experience the same joy the dolls bring her. The dolls she is buying for the girls at Cincinnati Children’s will come from the Chicago store. “I know they will love their new dolls as much as I love mine,” Ray said. “Hopefully it makes them feel a little better too. They might need some cheering up.” Kayse said anyone who wants more information or wants to or-

Kailey Ray, a second-grader at Holy Family School, takes a break from knitting hats to talk about her new business venture, Kai's Love Hats. The 7-year-old is knitting and selling hat sets for girls and their dolls in an effort to raise money to purchase American Girl dolls for girls at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

der a hat set, can visit the Kai’s Love Hats page on Facebook. Ray said she looks forward to the day the dolls are delivered to girls at the hospital. “It makes me feel very, very proud and very, very happy,” she said.

Oak Hills students help rehab center The Salvation Army, Oak Hills High School and Cincinnati Bengal defensive lineman Frostee Rucker teamed up to collect clothing to benefit the organization’s Adult Rehabilitation Center. This is the second year that Rucker has challenged the students at Oak Hills to collect as much clothing as possible to benefit The Salvation Army – last year, the students collected more than 26,000 articles of clothing. The Adult Rehabilitation Center operates two local Family Thrift Stores, the proceeds from which support the facility’s work with men recovering from substance abuse and other issues. Full story, A3

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Julia Kirby, a fifth-grader at Our Lady of Lourdes, won this year's essay contest organized by the Cheviot Westwood Community Association in conjunction with its sponsorship of the annual nativity in Cheviot. Kirby won a $75 gift certificate and the honor of flipping the switch to turn on the lights on the nativity during its dedication Sunday, Nov. 27. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Lourdes fifth-grader flips switch at Cheviot nativity By Kurt Backscheider kbackscheider@communitypress.com

Julia Kirby enjoys receiving gifts as much as anyone, but she knows family and friends are the real reason to be thankful this holiday season. The Our Lady of Lourdes fifth-grader poignantly captured the true meaning of the holidays in the essay she wrote for the contest the Cheviot Westwood Community Association sponsored in conjunction with its presentation of the annual Cheviot nativity. “I was surprised,” Kirby said about learning she was named this year’s contest winner. “But I was excited.” The Bridgetown resident’s touching essay won her the right to flip the switch to turn on the lights of the Cheviot nativity scene during its dedica-

tion ceremony Sunday, Nov. 27. She also won a $75 gift certificate to Target and $250 for her school library to purchase new books. Despite the cold, rainy weather, Kirby said it was fun switching on the lights and reading her essay for the large crowd gathered in front of the nativity at the corner of Harrison and Washington avenues. “My friends from school came,” she said, noting Lourdes secretary Sister Greta Schmidlin and librarian Kathy Thom also attended the dedication to support her. Mary Kirby, Julia’s mother, said she didn’t know what her daughter wrote in the essay the reading at the dedication was the first time she and the rest of the Kirby family heard it and found out what she wrote. “We’re very proud of her,”

she said. Mindy Sweeney, vice president of the Cheviot Westwood Community Association, said the group invited fifth-graders from six area schools to submit entries for this year’s essay contest. She said they were tasked with writing about what they are thankful for this holiday season. “Julia’s essay was cute because she wrote about how she looked back through a photo album and it brought memories of her family and friends,” Sweeney said. “She described how she is thankful for her family and friends and the people in her life. It wasn’t about all the materialistic things, it touched on home values.” Kirby said she actually did look through her favorite photo album for inspiration when writing the essay, and all the

images made her think about how thankful she is for her two brothers, her parents, grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends and how much she loves them. At the end of her essay she wrote, “I closed the photo album. I realize that my life is perfect and the people who are involved in my life make it complete. “That is what I’m thankful for this holiday season,” she wrote. Sweeney said the community association is pleased to be able to sponsor the nativity scene each year with proceeds from WestFest, and she’s happy a big crowd braved the wet weather this year to see the lights turned on and the nativity dedicated. “The nativity is a great tradition,” she said. “It’s a big deal for Cheviot.”

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spirit of giving and sharing,” she said of the project. “We're here to help, and we'll do as much as we can.” West says the committee, a group of about 25 to 30 people, tries to ensure that each child receives one item of clothing and one toy from his or her list. About 80 to 85 percent of the ornaments are plucked from the Giving Trees each year, she said, and the committee uses donations to purchase the remaining gifts. “Even though times are a little bit harder, everyone seems to pitch in as much as they can,” she said. “Year after year, we can count on people. “If you can reach out and help somebody who, maybe for the first time ever, needs assistance … it's a special thing to do,” she added. “It's a way to support the community and get into the spirit of Christmas, which is to give, not necessarily receive.” Monetary donations can be made to The Giving Tree and sent to 514 Aston View Lane, Cleves, Ohio, 45002. For more information, call 513-941-5193 or 513-9413442.

trees set up at those locations. They can then shop for the listed items, returning wrapped gifts to the tree location by Dec. 7. About 600 people – 550 children and 50 seniors – have been referred to the Giving Tree through Miami Township area schools, churches and agencies this year, according to Darlene West, publicity chair for the Three Rivers Community Giving Tree committee. That's down slightly from last year's total of 650, but a major increase from 2007, when 450 residents were in need, she said. “It's all meant in the

Ornament-covered trees springing up at Miami Township businesses this holiday season are there for more than just decoration. The Three Rivers Community Giving Trees, an annual tradition in the township, are a way to ensure that local children and seniors don't have to go without during the holidays. Customers at Sullivan's Family Foods, Cincinnati Federal Savings and Loan, Curves, Brossart Pharmacy and President Federal Credit Union can select one or more ornaments from

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Jamie Schorsch said art has a long history of using social commentary as an agent of change or enlightenment. The Oak Hills High School art teacher and her fellow colleagues in the school’s art department organized a project Dec. 1 to help their students bring awareness to several social issues. “Art doesn’t have to look like the Sistine Chapel. It comes in a variety of mediums,” Schorsch said. “Art can be used to communicate effectively, not just be pretty.” Students in the entrylevel art classes at the high school spent time painting images on a mural in a hallway to highlight a variety of social issues. The project coincided with the annual Day With(out) Art, in observance of the 23rd anniversary of World AIDS Day. Schorsch said Oak Hills has taken part in the observance of World AIDS Day for nearly 20 years. She said Day Without Art was started Dec. 1, 1989, as a national day of action and mourning in con-

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Oak Hills High School freshman Sheamus Haynes, a Delhi Township resident, works on a mural art students painted in a hallway as part of this year's Day With(out) Art. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Oak Hills students showed their support for World AIDS Day by wearing red ribbons and signing large posters in the school’s front lobby. The school focused on the positive and influential role the arts play in AIDS activism and in other social and political issues. Artworks intended to inspire people into action were placed throughout the building, and an informational area was set up in the lobby where students and staff could obtain materials about the history and role of the arts in the AIDS campaign. Information also was provided about the UNAIDS Art for AIDS Collection, the AIDS Memorial Quilt and other campaigns designed to raise awareness about the disease.

week leading up to World AIDS Day, Oak Hills art students studied American pop artist Keith Haring, who is known for creating public murals in New York City and for works he did on the Berlin Wall, and they created their own drawings based on his artistic style. Students were able to create images portraying any social issue they would like, and some of the issues they chose included alcoholism, drug abuse and obesity, she said. The drawings were put together into a giant mural and students painted the mural on Day With(out) Art. “I want the students to learn from the experience of working collaboratively, and see their individual ideas gel as one,” Schorsch said. “We’ve had a lot of positive feedback from other students as they’ve walked through.” Oak Hills senior Christian Brummett, a Delhi Township resident, said he hopes his classmates appreciate the mural and take a moment to think about AIDS and other social issues. “I hope they see how much time we put into it and I hope they enjoy it,” he said. “We worked hard on this.”

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The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., is presenting “White Christmas.” Performances of the classic holiday musical will run through Friday, Dec. 23. Based on the film, this adaptation features 17 Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. Shows start at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. There are additional 8 p.m. performances Sunday, Dec. 18, and Wednesday, Dec. 21. Additional 2 p.m. matinee performances are scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 10 and Saturday, Dec. 17. Tickets are $23 for adults and $20 for senior citizens and students. Visit www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com or call 251-6550 to purchase tickets.

Seton star honored

Seton High School alumna Mary Keller Nie, Class of 1988, made great contributions to the Seton athletic community during her high school career. She was recognized for her contributions Nov. 26, at the Cincinnati Sports Medicine Girls’ Basketball Shootout. During her time at Seton, Nie was named to the All-League and All-City basketball teams each of her four years and was selected to the All-State team three times. She was named AllState Player of the Year her senior year, and with 1,160 points, is the third all-time

leading scorer in school history. She holds Seton’s record for most free throws made in a game (10), consecutive free throws made (24), most career games (103) and most career assists (733). Nie is also a member of the Seton Athletic Hall of Fame.

Christmas on Campus

Mother of Mercy High School invites eighthgrade girls to its annual Christmas on Campus sleepover at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, through 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. Admission is $3 and all attendees must bring a signed permission slip. Visit www.motherofmercy.org/Christmas for more details, to register and to download the permission slip.

Yellowjacket concerts

Taylor High School's choir and band departments will perform in concert to celebrate the holiday season. The band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, and the choir will sing at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15. Both concerts take place in the high school auditorium. In addition, the choir will perform at the College of Mount St. Joseph for a benefit in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association. The benefit begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. Taylor will be joined by the choral departments from Finneytown High School and Lakota West High School for the benefit concert at the Mount.

Public forum

The Green Township trustees will host a public forum at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, at the township administration building, 6303 Harrison Ave. The public forum will take place prior to the regular board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Township residents are welcome to address the board during the forum. The forum will end at 5:25 p.m.

Student photo show

Oak Hills High School photography students have their works on display in an exhibit at Aroma’s Java & Gelato, 6407 Bridgetown Road. The show highlights the best works Photo I and Photo II students have captured, developed and printed during the past 10 weeks.

Photographs are available for purchase for $10 or $20. Oak Hills art teacher Steve Groh said he appreciates Aroma’s generosity in hosting the exhibit for the third straight year, and he encourages community members to stop by to support the business and the young artists. The exhibit opened Friday, Dec. 2, and runs through December.

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collect as much clothing as possible to benefit The Salvation Army – last year, the students collected more than 26,000 articles of clothing. The Adult Rehabilitation Center operates two local Family Thrift Stores, the proceeds from which support the facility’s work with men recovering from substance abuse and other issues. Students at Oak Hills High School collected clothing for the last two weeks. The home room that collected the most clothing at the end of the collection competition will receive a tour of Paul Brown Stadium, with Frostee Rucker as their personal tour guide. “We’re delighted to have the support of Frostee and the Oak Hills community for this collection,” said Major Nancy Beauchamp, administrator at the Adult Rehabilitation Center in Norwood. “Our men face many challenges

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might be saved through Him (John 3:17). Despite all this, we might rightly wonder if this greatest of miracles is missed or is seen as insignificant in our day. It seems that Santa is worshipped, not the Savior, and pilgrims go to the store with credit cards, not to the manger with gifts. It is the feast of indulgence, not of the incarnation. Worse still, the “Jesus” of the culture seems to resemble more Santa Claus than the holy Son of God. Many prefer a Santa Christ to make them happy and prosperous rather than an Almighty Savior to save them from their sins. These things were also true in the days when Jesus was born. Some had no interest in Him, others despised and rejected Him because they had no room for a holy God in a manger. He was not the kind of “savior” envisioned or desired. But to others convinced of their great need of just such a Savior, this child born to Mary was one clothed with divine power to save them from their sins and impart to them the gift of eternal life. And all this by God’s free and unmerited favor received through faith in His Son. “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to be called the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name” (John 1:12). We at Bible Chapel of Delhi Hills rejoice in this the greatest of miracles and stand in amazement of God’s grace and mercy in sending such a Savior into our world. We extend an invitation for you to come and join with us each week as we seek to know more of the good news of the One born as the friend and Savior of sinners. Services: Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. We are located at 705 Pontius Road across from Story Woods Park behind the Rapid Run Middle School.

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CommunityPress.com Three Rivers Middle School student Kayla Haas, left, escorted her grandfather Robert Haas, a Marine veteran who served in the Vietnam War, to the Veterans Day ceremony the school hosted Thursday, Nov. 10. THANKS TO KARI KUH

Area veterans salute the flag as the national anthem is performed at the Veterans Day ceremony Three Rivers Middle School hosted Thursday, Nov. 10. THANKS TO KARI KUH

Three Rivers honors our veterans Students and staff in the Three Rivers Local School District paid tribute to our military veterans with a ceremony Thursday, Nov. 10. The district’s annual Veterans Day program took place at Three Rivers Middle School this year. Many area veterans and their loved ones attended and were recognized for the sacrifices they’ve made to protect our freedoms.

U.S. Air Force veteran Howard Seaver gives a hug to Three Rivers Middle School Assistant Principal Pam Wray at the Veterans Day ceremony the school hosted Thursday, Nov. 10. Wray's son is serving in Afghanistan. THANKS TO KARI KUH

Three Rivers Middle School Principal Adam Taylor addresses veterans and students during the Veterans Day ceremony the school hosted Thursday, Nov. 10. THANKS TO KARI KUH

Three Rivers Middle School student Robbie Martini, who is in the Boy Scouts, steps to the microphone to lead students in the pledge of allegiance at the Veterans Day ceremony the school hosted Thursday, Nov. 10. THANKS TO KARI KUH

Three Rivers Middle School student Michael Maddin, right, admires his military veteran father, Mike Maddin, during the Veterans Day tribute the school hosted Thursday, Nov. 10. THANKS TO KARI KUH

Three Rivers Middle School choral students sing the national anthem during the Veterans Day ceremony the school hosted Thursday, Nov. 10. THANKS TO KARI KUH

Giving thanks Students in the kindergarten class at St. Teresa of Avila School recently created special turkeys to commemorate Thanksgiving. Each feather listed one thing the student designer was thankful for.

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PANTHERS BAND EARNS ACCOLADES Elder High School Band is truly the Pride of Elder. The band was awarded as the best band in this year’s Harvest Home Parade. The band also earned four trophies in the AAA division of the Bishop Fenwick band competition – best visual, best general effect, best percussion, best auxiliary. Elder’s band was awarded third place in the Lockland Ohio Music Education

Association band competition earlier this year. There are 67 members of the band, with two field commanders – Nick Goedde and Mark Adkins The band performed at the half-time show for all football games, and in band competitions. The half-time show this year was “Video Games.” The show included theme music from “Mortal Combat,” “Halo,” “Mario” and “Legend of Zelda.”

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Elder High School Band field commanders Nick Goedde and Mark Adkins accept the third place trophy in the Lockland band competition. THANKS TO TIM GOEDDE

Harvest Home Parade Chariman Dave Backer, center, presents Elder High School Band Director Steve Geis and drum major Nick Goedde with the Best Band in the parade award. THANKS TO TIM GOEDDE

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Saints hope to head north again By Ben Walpole bwalpole@communitypress.com

PRICE HILL — Terri Smith has

made the long, cold, four-hour drive to the C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton the last two years. And she’s hoping to do it again. Her Seton High School swimming and diving team has sent qualifiers to the state meet in Canton each of the last two seasons. Two of those representatives – senior Taylor Bittner and junior Emily Hayhow – are back this year for the Saints. “Tremendous leadership,” said Smith, entering her 14th year coaching at Seton. “They know what to expect. They how to push themselves to get where they want to be. “They’ve experienced it, and that's pretty much what they strive for each year.” Bittner and Hayhow were members of Seton’s state-qualifying 200 freestyle relay in 2010. Hayhow returned last season as a sophomore in the 100 butterfly. Bittner also was a district qualifier last season in the 100 and 200 freestyles. Sophomore Lindsey Niehaus is another key returnee. She was a member of two district-qualifying relays for Seton last year, and has improved this year, according to

Smith, thanks in large part to increasing her training and a threeinch growth spurt. In addition to Bittner, the Saints have four four-year varsity swimmers to provide leadership – Amber Knolle, Jourdan Lyons, Colleen Ryan and Lizzie Thiemann. Smith termed the team’s sophomore and junior classes “powerful.” Juniors Mo Carolin and Ali Moehring also swam at districts last year on relays. Smith looks for big things from Lyons, junior Emily Sedler, as well as sophomores Maggie Freudiger and Kelley Kraemer. In addition to the state goals, the Saints are hoping to extend their streak of wins at the Best Of The West meet to seven of the last eight. “The girls love that meet,” Smith said. “It is just a fun, competitive meet to be a part of.”

Mercy

Vicki Huseman takes over the Mercy program, and she has a quality group of returnees on which to build. Seniors Meghan Pope and Abi Rebholz, juniors Ellen Bley and Rachael Hester, and sophomore Courtney Reder each have district experience. Pope, Rebholz and Hester each

Oak Hills High School's Sarah Walker works on her backstroke during a preseason practice. BEN WALPOLE/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

swam on two Mercy relays last year at the Division I district meet. Hester also has hopes of reaching state this year in the 100 breaststroke, after finishing ninth in the event last winter at districts. “She has just missed it the last two years,” Huseman said. “She has really increased her training (with the Cincinnati Marlins).” Huseman called Reder the team’s most versatile swimmer. Senior diver Taylor Hayes finished fourth at the GGCL meet last year.

Oak Hills

The Scots have a senior-laden roster as they look to improve on last year’s sixth-place finish at the Greater Miami Conference meet.

Seniors Lauren Bass and Sarah Walker are team co-captains. Bass and fellow senior Gabby Kain were members of Oak Hills’ state-qualifying 200 medley relay squad. Bass also earned a berth in the district meet in the 50 freestyle. “They’re both looking a lot stronger, practice wise and time wise,” coach Katie Hunter said. “I think they’re really determined to do something this year.” Freshman Hailey Ryan also could be a key addition to the team.

Taylor

The Yellowjackets will rely on a pair of senior returnees, Tori Wasserbauer and Tayler Godar. Wasserbauer was a member of two Taylor relays that qualified for districts last season. Godar doubles as one of the area’s best long-distance runners in cross country and track. Sophomore Shelby Nolan injured her knee during the volleyball season but still should be able to contribute. She likely won’t spend much time on her specialty – the breaststroke – but will be a factor in the butterfly and sprint freestyle events. “We have a lot of new kids,” said head coach Don Rielag. “It’s been a lot of fun coaching them. They listen, and they work hard.”

Oak Hills looks to build on youth movement By Ben Walpole

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BRIDGETOWN — The Oak Hills High School boys swimming and diving team sent six underclassmen to the district meet last season. That was good news last season; it’s an even better thing this year. The Highlanders are a year older, a year better and setting their sights on getting back to district – and on to state. “That’s the goal this year,” coach Katie Hunter said. Kyle Freeman is the senior captain. He leads a group of very good distance freestylers. Freeman, junior Jack Schmidt and sophomore Brian Walker each qualified for districts in the 500 free. The Oak Hills 400 free relay, again, figures to be strong, with junior Curtis Robertson also returning. Sophomore Nick McManis was a district qualifier a year ago in the 100 backstroke. Look for freshman Hunter Busken to make an immediate impact as well. “He’s pretty decent all around, so we’ll find the right spot for him,” Hunter said. Junior James Byrnes and sophomore Spencer Dennis are two more swimmers back with varsity experience. “They’re all pretty solid,” Hunter said. “We always have pretty strong relays. We have a lot of good depth everywhere. “We have a lot of kids that can swim multiple events, so we’ll be pretty solid across the events.”

Elder

John Book, an Elder alum, is back for his 28th season as head coach. Half of the team this year is seniors. “We’ve got a pretty good mix of experienced guys and a few newbies,” Book said.

Spencer Dennis is one of the top returning swimmers for the Oak Hills High School boys swimming and diving team. BEN WALPOLE/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Seniors Joe Hayhow, Anthony Jameson and Mitchell Marnell each return with district experience. Hayhow nearly qualified for state last season. His 12th-place finish in the 50 freestyle at districts earned him state-alternate status. Jameson went to districts in the 100 backstroke; Marnell advanced in the 200 individual medley and the 100 butterfly. All three will be key relay swimmers for the Panthers. Book said Mitch Godar, who finished 10th at districts in diving last year, has state potential as well.

La Salle

Head coach Mike Lienhart and the Lancers are set to open the season with a young team that has some experience swimming at last year’s district meet. Key swimmers for La Salle should include sophomore Julian Souder, juniors Blake Brauning and Jake Brabender, as well as senior David Crawford. Junior diver Jimmy McMahon also figures to add to the Lancers’ point total this season. According to Lienhart, the Lancers are doing a solid job of learning technique and getting into swimming shape. He added that upperclassmen leadership should be an invaluable component of success. “The leadership of our seniors and juniors will be critical

Senior John Galvin is one of eight returning state finalists for the St. Xavier High School swim team. FILE PHOTO and is also one of the positive this team brings to the deck,” he said by email.

St. Xavier

The AquaBombers have won 19 state team titles in the last 22 years, including three in a row. And this year’s roster is even deeper than usual, with eight returning state finalists. Head coach Jim Brower is cautious, though, in his optimism. “We’re not in a position where we can take anything for granted,” Brower said. “There’s a lot of good competition around the state.” It’s tough to argue with the talent St. X has assembled. Seniors Andrew Brower, Gray Dennis, John Galvin and Gabe Rapp each scored at the Division I state meet last year, as did juniors James DelGado, Jack Hendricks, Grant Johnson and Ian Wooley. Wooley was the state runnerup in both the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke. He also led off the Bombers’ second-place 200 medley relay. Hendricks also enjoyed an outstanding sophomore season that saw him finish second in the 500 free at state and 12th in the 200 free. He had an excellent summer, according to Brower, including a strong showing at the Junior National meet in August. Hendricks, Galvin and Johnson give St. X arguably the

strongest group of distance swimmers in the state. The three were members of the Bombers’ third-place 200 free relay and sixth-place 400 free relay. Andrew Brower, the coach’s son, was fifth in the state in the 100 breaststroke. Rapp was fifth in the 200 individual medley. The list goes on and on. “We’re really excited about our team,” coach Brower said. “In addition to the returnees from last year, we’ve got some other kids who are vastly improved from a year ago.”

Taylor

Senior Nate Meyer is a rare breed – an athlete who has a good chance of qualifying for the state meet as both a swimmer and a diver. He’s already been to state three times in diving, finishing 15th last season. “He’s probably got a great chance of getting back there, and getting on the medal stand for his senior year,” said Taylor head coach Don Rielag. Rielag also thinks Meyer could advance in the 100 breaststroke, an event he qualified to districts in last season. Sophomore Nick Wasserbauer is another Yellowjacket with state potential. He was a Division II sectional runner-up in the 100 backstroke as a freshman. Rielag praised Ethan Oldfield as the “hardest-working kid I’ve ever coached.”

PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS By Ben Walpole bwalpole@communitypress.com

Highlight reel

» To check out the Press Preps writers’ wrapup of the football season and preview of boys/girls basketball, visit the blog at cincinnati.com/ blogs/presspreps

Girls basketball

» Loretta Blaut had 15 points and 12 rebounds in Seton’s loss to Glen Este, Nov. 28. » Mercy defeated Hughes 54-19, Nov. 30, for its first win of the new season. Kelley Wiegman (14 points), Emily Budde (12) and Rebecca Tumlin (11) each scored in double figures. » Juniors Lindsey Eckstein and Mackenzie Laumann each scored eight points in an Oak Hills loss to Turpin, Dec. 1.

Boys bowling

» La Salle defeated McNicholas and Dayton Chaminade-Julienne with a total of 2,629 pins, Nov. 29. Senior Jeff Nader had a high series of 386. » Oak Hills downed Wyoming 2,681 to 1,994, Nov. 29, to improve to 2-0 on the season. Senior Ben Gourley bowled a 425 series. The Highlanders posted a GMC win against Princeton, Dec. 1, 2,972 to 2,616. Sophomore Kyle Helmes rolled a 469. » St. Xavier won a trimeet against Purcell Marian and Kettering Alter, Nov. 29, led by seniors Matt Huber (400) and Chris Hecht (399). The Bombers beat Hamilton Badin and Dayton Chaminade-Julienne, Dec. 1. Ben Weinberger and Joey Bruns had high scores. » Elder beat Hamilton Badin and Middletown Fenwick, Nov. 29, behind Ben Brauch and Mark Adkins. The Panthers followed with another tri-meet victory, Nov. 30, beating Dayton Carroll and Purcell Marian. Nick Roth paced the win with a 417 series.

Girls bowling

» Junior Jordan Schmidt bowled a high series of 356 to lead Seton to a seasonopening 2,109 to 1,924 win against Mount Notre Dame, Nov. 29. » Oak Hills improved to 2-0 with a dual win against Wyoming, Nov. 29. Junior Emily Rieman bowled a 319 series. The team made it 3-0 with a win against Princeton two days later, 2,117 to 2,002. Rieman bowled a 397. » Mercy beat GGCL rival St. Ursula 2,034 to 1,902, Dec. 1, behind a strong performance by junior Megan Mitchell.

Athlete of the week

» Jasmine Harris, senior, Western Hills girls basketball Harris got the season off to a great start by scoring 24 points in a 60-23 Mustang victory against Shroder, Nov. 29.

Where are they now?

» Two Elder High School graduates earned honors this fall as members of the Thomas More College men’s soccer team. Senior defender Keith Kreidenweis was named first team all-Presidents’ Athletic Conference. Senior midfielder Adam Bertke earned second-team notice.

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Night at the Races

Softball clinic

The Delhi Athletic Association is having a Night at the Races at 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Delhi Senior Center, Neeb Road. Cost is a $3 donation. Attendees should bring their own dish to share. Food, snacks, beer and pop will be provided. Vendors include Premier Jewelry, 31 Purses, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Tupperware, Arbonne, Longaberger, Miche Bags, Tastefully Simple, Just Jewelry and Avon.

Oak Hills softball head coach Jackie Cornelius-Bedel and her staff will conduct the Highlander Softball Winter Skills Clinic Jan 8 and 22 at Oak Hills High School. The clinic will focus on all areas of fastpitch. Special drills for pitchers and catchers will also be available. The clinic is open to all girls in grades 2-11. Come one day or both. See www.oakhillssoftball.com. Space is limited. Register soon to guarantee a spot. Call 7036109 or e-mail oakhillssoftball@gmail.com.

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Mustangs stampede Highlanders Western Hills boys basketball wins 65-44 over Oak Hills By Kevin Flanagan Western Hills correspondent

After a 12-10 record last season the Mustangs are looking to make a strong case for a CMAC championship this season. Opening night vs. Oak Hills Dec. 2 was filled with a lot of hype and hopes of repeating last year’s victory against the Highlanders. Mustang guard Darell Bullock got things started for the Mustangs with a long jumper on the right wing to put the Mustangs up 2-0. Things started to slow down for the Mustangs offensively for most of the first quarter with sloppy passes and sets.

jumper in a 10 second span to pull West High within two at 18-16. After Hill’s quick five points, Oak Hills installed a zone defense on the Mustangs. This did not faze West High and Randen Clark’s three pointer with just under three minutes left in the quarter put the Mustangs up for good on this night, 24-23. Clark led the Mustangs this quarter with 10 points to build the Mustang lead to 31-27 at the half. The second half started very slow for both teams. Each team’s first few possessions ended in turnovers or poor shot selection. West High G/F Marquez Carpenter got the scoring going in the half with two free throws at the 6:36 mark in the third. Oak Hills would not get any

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Disabled children may be able to get Social Security

Q – My daughter was born missing half of a left arm and left hand. I have been told by many people that she would be eligible for Social Security and by others who say she will be denied. Can you point me in the right direction? A – There are two Social Security disability programs children can qualify for: 1) The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program provides monthly benefits to an adult child (a person age 18 or older) based on disability or blindness if the adult child’s: » Impairment or combination of impairments meet the definition of disability for adults; » Disability began before age

22; and » Parent(s) worked long enough to be insured under Social Security and is receiving retirement or Jan Demmerle disability beneCOMMUNITY PRESS fits or is deceased. GUEST COLUMNIST 2) The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program provides monthly payments to children from birth to age18 based on disability or blindness if the child's: » Impairment or combination of impairments meet the definition of disability for children; and » The income and resources of

Last week’s question

“Favorite holiday TV show/ movie? ‘A Christmas Story,’ about Ralphie and the BB gun! The reason? It is hilarious, extremely clever, not cliched (and not easily copied), well-acted, and funny as all get-out. (Probably the funniest parts were the ones where Ralphie beats the bully up, and where the kid gets his tongue stuck to the pole.)” Bill B. “Call me old fashioned, call me a traditionalist, but still tops in the Holiday movie department has to be the animated version of ‘A Christmas Carol’ with Mr. Magoo, followed by ‘A Christmas Story’ (the kid wanting a Red Rider BB Gun). “A live performance for the holidays has to be with the Pops at Music Hall. Favorite Holiday Song, ‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing,’ all of these bring back fond memories growing up.” O.H.R. “There's nothing quite as fun as gathering around the tube to watch a classic holiday movie with family and good friends. For us, it's a real toss-up between two of the most hilarious films ever made (both starring, of course, Chevy Chase). Whether you choose the better-known ‘Christmas Vacation’ or my personal favorite ‘Funny Farm,’ you'll be in stitches. Have a good laugh and a joyous holiday season. 'Nuff said!”

come you have, the less your SSI benefit will be. The value of your resources is another factor that determines whether you are eligible for SSI benefits. To be eligible for SSI a person must have $2,000 or less in countable resources. Resources are things you own such as: cash; bank accounts, stocks, U.S. savings bonds; land; life insurance; personal property; vehicles; anything else you own which could be changed to cash and used for food or shelter; and deemed resources. For a minor child, sometimes we “deem” a portion of the resources of a parent and the parent’s spouse as belonging to the person who files for SSI. We call this process the deeming of re-

sources. If a child younger than age 18 lives with one parent, $2,000 of the parent's total countable resources do not count. If the child lives with two parents, $3,000 does not count. We count amounts over the parents’ limits as part of the child's $2,000 resource limit Currently, you cannot apply online for SSI. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-772-1213 or visit your local Social Security office. Be sure to ask for a Child Disability Starter Kit or download its contents at www.socialsecurity.gov/ before your appointment.

Jan Demmerle is the manager of the Cincinnati Downtown Social Security office.

Ohioans can control premature birth rate

CH@TROOM What is your favorite holiday TV show or movie? Favorite holiday live performance, production or concert? Favorite holiday song? Why do you like them? “I could watch ‘White Christmas’ over and over and over. Who can grow tired of Danny Kaye, Bing Crosby, and Rosemary Clooney? Even though I'm only in my 30s, I'm not really big into the newer Christmas movies (even though I do like Fred Claus). “Every Christmas, I also read the book ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ to my children – they never get tired of hearing about the Herdman children. It is a great message in an entertaining story that is timeless for all ages.” A.N.

the parents and the child are within the allowed limits. Social Security has a strict definition of disability for children. » The child must have a physical and/or mental condition(s) that very seriously limits her activities; and » The condition(s) must have lasted, or be expected to last, at least 1 year or result in death. SSI is a needs-based program. If your countable income is over the allowable limit, you cannot receive SSI benefits. Deemed income is the part of the income of your parent(s) with whom you live (or your spouse or your sponsor, if you are an alien), which we use to compute your SSI benefit amount. Generally, the more in-

M.M. “Whenever I hear ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ by Vince Guaraldi Trio I can't help but get into the Christmas Spirit (but PLEASE not before Thanksgiving!) “And I quote from the movie ‘Elf’ all season. Favorites lines include ‘Buddy the Elf, What's your favorite color?’ and ‘You sit on a throne of lies’ and ‘Did you hear that?’” V.L.T. “‘A Christmas Story’ by far! I could watch that over and over. And I do!” J.K. “My favorite holiday T.V. show are the old Lawrence Welk black and white shows of the late 1950s. As a child in visiting my grandparents up the street on weekends, I would lie on the floor in front of the T.V. Grandma set on the couch and, behind me, grandpa set in his rocker. A a child laying on the floor, I would occasionally ‘look back at grandpa and sense the holiday spirit through the songs of a pending Christmas. I could see it in his eyes. Lawrence Welk appealed to all during Christmas. So many years have passed as grandpa died in 1985. While stationed in Germany, I recall writing a letter to grandma titled “Looking back and now up.” Since then, to this very day and particularly this time of year, the closing song of the Lawrence Welk re-runs touches my heart as I continue to look back and up.” J.E.W.

NEXT QUESTION Beginning Jan. 1, it will be illegal to sell 100-watt incandescent light bulbs in the United States. Are you happy about the ban? Are you stocking up? Do you prefer the incandescent bulbs or the LED bulbs? Every week we ask readers a question they can reply to via email. Send your answers to mermal@communitypress.com with Chatroom in the subject line.

lem. Moms-to-be must take steps like these to positively influence the term of pregnancy. » Get regular prenatal care. These visits can help your healthcare provider monitor you and your baby’s health. » Eat healthy foods. During a pregnancy, women need more folic acid, calcium, iron, protein and other essential nutrients, and a daily prenatal vitamin. » Manage chronic conditions. Uncontrolled diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes increase the risk of preterm labor. » Follow your health care provider’s guidelines for activity. If you develop signs or symptoms of preterm labor, your healthcare provider may suggest working fewer hours or other ways to limit activity. » Avoid smoking, alcohol and recreational drugs. They are all off limits, and even over-thecounter supplements and medications deserve caution. » Ask your healthcare provider about the safety of sex and limit stress. » Take care of your teeth. Some studies suggest gum disease may be associated with pre-

term labor and premature birth. There are other ways health care providers and their patients can tackle the problem of prematurity, such as providing progesterone treatments for women who are medically eligible, avoiding multiples from fertility treatments and avoiding elective Csections and inductions of labor before 39 weeks of pregnancy, unless medically necessary. Additionally, there are great incentive programs available to help moms-to-be stay on the right health track. Buckeye Community Health Plan’s Smart Start for Your Baby program even offers patients cash incentives for going to pre-natal, post-partum and well-baby visits for the first 15 months of life. A program to help stop smoking also is available for pregnant women. There are so many ways Ohioans can proactively influence the health of their unborn babies. If we all work together we can improve the grade for the next report card.

Tips for keeping holiday weight off

with a fresh piece of fruit so you don't arrive overly hungry. » Try a new recipe and cut the fat portion, offer to bring a reduced fat dish to the party i.e. ½ regular cream cheese ½ low fat or substitute low fat yogurt or sour cream or ½ light and ½ fat free sour cream. Most people will not know the difference. The Clippard YMCA is having a Holiday Fitness Challenge to keep staff and members motivated and on track. This is a friendly competition with YMCA members, co-workers and friends to help stay focused on diet and exercise. Members can sign up for the Holiday Fitness Challenge at www.ActivTrax.com or see one of the wellness coaches for help. Points will be awarded for strength and cardio exercises. And the winner, along with bragging rights, will win free personal training sessions. So come to the Y and begin 2012 in your best shape ever.

The report card is in. Ohio gets a “C” for its rate of premature births. The report was recently released by the March of Robert Flora Dimes. Even though COMMUNITY PRESS GUEST COLUMNIST preterm birth rates improved in almost every state between 2006 and 2009, the report card shows grounds for improvement. Ohio moved up from last year’s grade of “D.” There was a decrease in the number of late preterm births but no change in the number of uninsured women and an increase in the number of women smoking. Premature birth, which is birth before 37 weeks gestation, is a serious health problem that is the leading cause of infant death. Babies who do survive an early birth often face lifelong health challenges, such as cerebral palsy, intellectual disabilities and other consequences. Health improvement initiatives can go a long way toward controlling the prematurity prob-

I recently read an article in Men’s Health Magazine that stated the average person eats 600 more calories a day between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. That can average more than a pound a week weight gain. I do not intend to be a Scrooge and not ring in the holidays with Susan Leytze good food and COMMUNITY PRESS cheer. But it is GUEST COLUMNIST possible to enjoy the holiday festivities and maintain weight while keeping up with fitness. Here are tips from some Clippard Family YMCA staff to help keep you motivated to exercise and eat right. Joan Keifer, YMCA Group Exercise instructor suggests: » If possible, workout in the morning. No matter how much you'd rather sleep in, you'll feel better that you got out of bed to

exercise once the workout is over. Give yourself both an incentive to get up (ie. coffee/juice and an English muffin) and enough time to enjoy your incentive before the workout. » When dining out, chose a restaurant that you know has a few healthy selections, but doggie bag half of your meal and save it for tomorrow's lunch or dinner. » Don't deprive yourself of small treats. Rather, use them as your reward for going to the gym or for exercising at home. Remember though, don't over-do it … I said, “small treats.” Alice Haffner, Aquatic Fitness coordinator and YMCA trainer suggests: » Choose wisely, pick the special items you normally don't eat and take only a small portion. Use a small napkin or plate to limit portion, then move away from the buffet table. Enjoy the company at the party, focus on the people, visit and talk rather than on the food line. Drink a full glass of water before leaving home along

Robert Flora is the chief medical officer for the Buckeye Community Health Plan.

Susan Leytze is the wellness director at the Clippard YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road; phone 513-923-4466.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Democrats created the loopholes The Congressional Super Committee could not reach a bipartisan agreement on spending cuts. Democrats say Republicans would not compromise or add revenue; that is hogwash. Republicans

cut their $6 trillion spending cut plan to $1.5 trillion and Republicans offered as much as $1 trillion is new revenue; Tom Coburn’s plan added $1 trillion in new revenue, John Boehner’s plan $800 billion and Pat Toomey’s plan $300 billion. All three plans would increase revenue by eliminating loopholes.

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Why would Democrats not consider these plans yet insist the Bush tax cuts, which would add only $80 billion, be eliminated? The answer is hard for Democrats to ingest. What do Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, George Soros, most of Hollywood and most of the Wall

Street bankers have in common? They are Democrats. Most of the super rich, the so-called top 1 percent who own 90 percent of America, are Democrats. Democrats gave the super rich loopholes and eliminating them is not negotiable. We owe it to our grandchildren to become educated. Assuming the

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people we send to Washington have our best interest in mind proves again the meaning of the word “ass-u-me.” Which party passed the tax loopholes? Educate yourself, do the research. Al Ostendorf

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Cindy Fruediger of Price Hill and Steve Nixon from Westwood await the beginning of the Price Hill Thanksgiving Day parade.

Santa Claus and his helpers wave to conclude the Price Hill Thanksgiving Day parade.

SEASON STARTS WITH A PARADE The Christmas season started on Nov. 24 with the annual Price Hill Thanksgiving Day parade. West Siders came out once again for the parade, that features schools, community groups, politicians and businesses celebrating on an early-morning Thanksgiving Day down Glenway Avenue. Tom and Mary Croft were the parades king and queen, while Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls had the honor of being the grand marshal. Parade-goers and parade participants gathered at St. Lawrence Church after the parade to mingle.

Photos by Greg Loring

Elder Color Guard members await the start of the parade.

Cast members, from left,, Tatum Wilmes, Allison Evans and Lerin Weesner from the holiday musical "White Christmas" playing at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts pose for a photo before the start of the Price Hill Thanksgiving Day parade.

Western Hills High School students and mascot pose for a photo before the start of the parade.

Christmas wishes to Santa appear to begin early during the Price Hill Thanksgiving Day parade.

Cincinnati vice mayor and parade grand marshal Roxanne Qualls waves to spectators during the Price Hill Thanksgiving Day parade.

St. Lawrence Student Choir members prepare to sing on Thanksgiving.

Covedale dogs and owners have their day during the parade. Parade participants and spectators interact during the Price Hill Thanksgiving Day parade.

Covedale Center for the Performing Arts cast members spread the holiday cheer during the parade.

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, DEC. 8 Dance Classes Square Dance Lessons, 7-9 p.m., Miami Whitewater Township Firehouse, 6736 Ohio 128, No experience necessary. Smooth-soled shoes are best for dancing. With River Squares and Butler Squares. Free. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 232-1303. Miamitown.

Exercise Classes Beginners’ Gentle Ashtanga Yoga, 7-8 p.m., Miami Heights Elementary, 7670 Bridgetown Road, Create strength, flexibility and release of stress. Gentle moving meditation connecting mind, body and spirit. Family friendly. $70 for 10-class pass, $40 for five-class pass, $9 dropin. Presented by Three Rivers Community Education. 6752725. Miami Township.

Health / Wellness Movement Class for Seniors, 11 a.m.-noon, Guenther Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, $6, first two classes free. 923-1700; www.guenthnerpt.com. Monfort Heights.

Holiday - Trees Live Christmas Tree Sale, 3-9 p.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 5261 Foley Road, Presented by Boy Scout Troop 350. 451-3600. Delhi Township.

Music - Cabaret Mickey Esposito, 7-9 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977; www.jimandjacks.net. Riverside.

On Stage - Theater White Christmas, 8-10:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Based on the beloved film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features 17 Irving Berlin songs. $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. West Price Hill.

Pantry. Free. Presented by Cincinnati-West 912 Project. 922-7615. Green Township.

Holiday - Trees Live Christmas Tree Sale, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 451-3600. Delhi Township.

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

Music - Rock After Midnight, 9:30 p.m., Legends, 3801 Harrison Ave., 662-1222; www.legendscincinnati.com. Cheviot.

On Stage - Theater White Christmas, 2-4:30 p.m. and 8-10:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. West Price Hill.

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

Music - Pop Old Skool, 9:30 p.m., Legends, 3801 Harrison Ave., 662-1222; www.legendscincinnati.com. Cheviot.

On Stage - Theater White Christmas, 8-10:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. West Price Hill.

SATURDAY, DEC. 10 Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 9-9:30 a.m., Curves - Miami Heights/Cleves, 3797 Shady Lane, $2. Through Dec. 28. 467-1189; www.miamiheightscurves.com. Miami Heights.

Holiday - Christmas Holiday Food Drive and Fundraiser, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Western Bowl, 6383 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati-West 912 Project collects food items and monetary donations in front parking lot. Benefits Holy Family Food

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Health / Wellness Dinner and Learn Lecture, 6-7 p.m., Corner BLOC Coffee, 49 S. Miami, Theme: New Solutions to Eliminate Pain. Information on pain management with natural approach. Ages 21 and up. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Foundation for Wellness Professionals. 941-0378. Cleves. Movement Class for Seniors, 11 a.m.-noon, Guenther Physical Therapy, $6, first two classes free. 923-1700; www.guenthnerpt.com. Monfort Heights.

Lee’s Junction, 7-10 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977; www.jimandjacks.net. Riverside. Cincinnati Oldies and DooWop Association, 1-5 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, Presented by Cincinnati Oldies and Doo-Wop Association. 251-7977; www.doowopoldies.org. Riverside.

Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., The Dog Haus, 494 Pedretti Ave., Free. 921-2082. Delhi Township.

Music - Classic Rock Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project will play beginning at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at The Dog Haus, 494 Pedretti Ave. in Delhi Township. For more information, call 921-2082. FILE PHOTO.

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Cookie Sale, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 4418 Bridgetown Road, Cookies by the pound. Also bread and other baked goods. 574-4208; www.pilgrim-ucc.org. Bridgetown.

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Music - Blues

Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9 p.m.-1 p.m., The Full Moon Saloon, 4862 Delhi Ave., Free. 244-6111. Delhi Township. Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Poppy’s Tavern, 5510 Rybolt Road, Free. 574-6333. Green Township.

SUNDAY, DEC. 11

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

Live Christmas Tree Sale, 3-9 p.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 451-3600. Delhi Township.

Music - Blues

p.m., Miami Heights Elementary, 7670 Bridgetown Road, Deepen moving meditation practice with strong flow of familiar asanas and introduction of new asanas. Family friendly. $70 for 10-class pass, $40 for five-class pass, $9 drop-in. Presented by Three Rivers Community Education. 675-2725. Miami Township. Yoga Class, 7-8 p.m., Curves Miami Heights/Cleves, 3797 Shady Lane, $2. 467-1189. Miami Heights.

FRIDAY, DEC. 9

Holiday - Trees

Foley Road Musicians, 1-2 p.m., Price Hill Branch Library, 3215 Warsaw Ave., Favorite holiday and winter songs. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4490. East Price Hill.

Quick Last Minute Holiday Gifts for Teens, 2-3 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Make your own holiday gifts for friends and family using recycled library craft projects. Homemade wrapping paper available to wrap gifts. Free. Registration required. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4472; www.cincinnatilibrary.org. Monfort Heights.

Community Dance

Old Fashioned Christmas High Tea, 1:30-3 p.m., Bayley Community Wellness Center, 401 Farrell Court, $20, $16 members. Reservations required. 347-5514; www.bayleylife.org. Delhi Township.

Literary - Libraries

Literary - Crafts

Live Christmas Tree Sale, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 451-3600. Delhi Township.

Holiday - Christmas

tration required. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4460; www.cincinnatilibrary.org. West Price Hill.

Nature Nature in Winter Hike, 2 p.m., Fernbank Park, 60 Thornton Ave., Meet a naturalist at the playground for a hike to discover how nature copes with winter. Free; parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Sayler Park.

On Stage - Theater White Christmas, 2-4:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. West Price Hill.

MONDAY, DEC. 12 Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 7-7:30 p.m., Curves - Miami Heights/Cleves, $2. 467-1189; www.miamiheightscurves.com. Miami Heights.

Holiday - Trees Live Christmas Tree Sale, 3-9 p.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 451-3600. Delhi Township.

Literary - Crafts Holiday Ornaments, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Covedale Branch Library, 4980 Glenway Ave., Families with children ages 2-6 make and take festive holiday ornament. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4460; www.cincinnatilibrary.org. West Price Hill.

TUESDAY, DEC. 13 Drink Tastings Wine Tasting, 7-10 p.m., Maury’s Tiny Cove Steak House, 3908 Harrison Ave., Six wines with seven or more appetizer type food pairings. $25. Reservations required. 662-2683; www.maurys-steakhouse.com. Cheviot.

Exercise Classes Ashtanga Yoga Level I, 5:45-7

Holiday - Trees Live Christmas Tree Sale, 3-9 p.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 451-3600. Delhi Township.

Home & Garden Create Your Own Christmas Centerpiece, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Bayley Community Wellness Center, 401 Farrell Court, Join Petals and Glass to make your own Christmas centerpiece. Registration required by Dec. 9. $16. Reservations required. 347-5510. Delhi Township.

Literary - Crafts Make a No-Sew Pillow, 6:307:30 p.m., Westwood Branch Library, 3345 Epworth Ave., Teens. Sponsored by the Kersten Fund. Free. Registration required. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4474; www.cincinnatilibrary.org. Westwood.

Music - Acoustic Charlie Runtz, 6:30-10 p.m., Black Sheep Bar & Grill, 3807 North Bend Road, With special guest Chad Runtz. Free. Presented by Black Sheep Bar & Grill. 481-6300. Cheviot.

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

Movement Class for Seniors, 11 a.m.-noon, Guenther Physical Therapy, $6, first two classes free. 923-1700; www.guenthnerpt.com. Monfort Heights.

Holiday - Trees Live Christmas Tree Sale, 3-9 p.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 451-3600. Delhi Township.

Education

Music - Acoustic

Foreclosure Prevention and Fair Lending, 7 p.m., Green Township Branch Library, 6525 Bridgetown Road, With Myra Calder, consumer education specialist with Housing Opportunities Made Equal. Free. Presented by Housing Opportunities Made Equal. 369-6095. Green Township.

Bob Cushing, 8 p.m., Legends, 3801 Harrison Ave., Free. 6621222; www.legendscincinnati.com. Cheviot.

Exercise Classes Yoga Class, 1-2 p.m., Curves Miami Heights/Cleves, $2. 4671189. Miami Heights. Women and Weights, 5-6 p.m., Western Hills Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Program specifically designed for women. Maintain bone density, increase metabolism and discover health benefits of weight training. $7.50-$10. Presented by SpinFit LLC. 451-4905; www.spinfitcincinnati.com. Westwood. Power and Pump, 6-7 p.m., Western Hills Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Simple, yet challenging cardiovascular and strength training exercises combined for total body workout. $7.50-$10. Presented by SpinFit LLC. 451-4905; www.spinfitcincinnati.com. Westwood. Zumba Class, 7-7:30 p.m., Curves - Miami Heights/Cleves, $2. 467-1189; www.miamiheightscurves.com. Miami Heights.

Health / Wellness Strengthening and Range of Motion Class for Seniors, 10-11 a.m., Guenther Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, $6, first two classes free. 923-1700; www.guenthnerpt.com. Monfort Heights.

On Stage - Theater White Christmas, 8-10:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. West Price Hill.

FRIDAY, DEC. 16 Community Dance River Squares, 7:30-10 p.m., Miami Whitewater Township Firehouse, 6736 Ohio 128, Plus-level square dance and round dance club. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Miamitown.

Holiday - Trees Live Christmas Tree Sale, 3-9 p.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 451-3600. Delhi Township.

Music - Acoustic Charlie Runtz, 6:30-9 p.m., Aroma’s Java and Gelato, 6407 Bridgetown Road, Free. 5743000; www.aromasgelato.com. Green Township.

Music - Classic Rock BlueStone Ivory, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977; www.jimandjacks.net. Riverside. The Brownstones, 9:30 p.m., Legends, 3801 Harrison Ave., Classic rock favorites. $4. 6621222; www.legendscincinnati.com. Cheviot.

Holiday - Trees

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Live Christmas Tree Sale, 3-9 p.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 451-3600. Delhi Township.

White Christmas, 8-10:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. West Price Hill.

Schools Girl Power Reunion: Holiday Party, 6:30-8 p.m., Seton High School, 3901 Glenway Ave., Decorate cookies, make Christmas cards and play holiday games. Grades 5-8 welcome. Free. 471-2600; www.setoncincinnati.org. West Price Hill.

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

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Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., Mercy Hospital Western Hills, 3131 Queen City Ave., Sixth-floor, room 1. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 9211922; www.cincinnatioa.org. Westwood.

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Live Christmas Tree Sale, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 451-3600. Delhi Township.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14 Community Dance Line Dancing, 7-11 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977. Riverside.

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Beginners’ Gentle Ashtanga Yoga, 7-8 p.m., Miami Heights Elementary, $70 for 10-class pass, $40 for five-class pass, $9 drop-in. 675-2725. Miami Township.

No-Sew Fleece Pillows For Teens, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Covedale Branch Library, 4980 Glenway Ave., Make no-sew fleece pillow as great holiday gift, or keep it for yourself. No experience necessary. Teens. Free. Regis-

BlueStone Ivory, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 251-7977; www.jimandjacks.net. Riverside.

Music - R&B Basic Truth, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Black Sheep Bar & Grill, 3807 North Bend Road, Ages 21 and up. $2. Presented by Black Sheep Bar & Grill. 481-6300; basictruth.webs.com. Cheviot.

Music - Rock DV8, 9:30 p.m., Legends, 3801 Harrison Ave., $5. 662-1222; www.legendscincinnati.com. Cheviot.

On Stage - Student Theater Seton-Elder Performance Series Christmas Concert, 8-9:30 p.m., Seton High School, 3901 Glenway Ave., Holiday music. $7. 471-2600; www.setoncincinnati.org. West Price Hill.

On Stage - Theater White Christmas, 2-4:30 p.m. and 8-10:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. West Price Hill.

SUNDAY, DEC. 18 Holiday - Trees Live Christmas Tree Sale, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 451-3600. Delhi Township.

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

On Stage - Student Theater Seton-Elder Performance Series Christmas Concert, 3-4:30 p.m., Seton High School, $7. 471-2600; www.setoncincinnati.org. West Price Hill.

On Stage - Theater White Christmas, 2-4:30 p.m. and 8-10:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. West Price Hill.

MONDAY, DEC. 19 Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 7-7:30 p.m., Curves - Miami Heights/Cleves, $2. 467-1189; www.miamiheightscurves.com. Miami Heights.

Holiday - Trees Live Christmas Tree Sale, 3-9 p.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 451-3600. Delhi Township.

TUESDAY, DEC. 20 Exercise Classes Yoga Class, 7-8 p.m., Curves Miami Heights/Cleves, $2. 4671189. Miami Heights.

Health / Wellness Movement Class for Seniors, 11 a.m.-noon, Guenther Physical Therapy, $6, first two classes free. 923-1700; www.guenthnerpt.com. Monfort Heights.

Holiday - Trees Live Christmas Tree Sale, 3-9 p.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 451-3600. Delhi Township.

LIFE

DECEMBER 7, 2011 • WESTERN HILLS PRESS • B3

Nye’s mints stood the test of time When I heard that Beverly Nye was coming to our area for book signings, I was more than happy. Bev was a mentor to me and, along with my mom, Mary Nader, encomRita passed all Heikenfeld that I wanted to RITA’S KITCHEN achieve, both professionally and personally. In fact, Bev was the original columnist for our paper, and was THE cook in the ‘80s on Bob Braun’s show. Bev went on to national fame and retired in South Jordan, Utah. But “retired” isn’t what Bev ever did. She’s as active today as she was when she lived in Cincinnati. In fact, she’s republishing her two bestsellers, “A Family Raised on Sunshine” and “A Family Raised on Rainbows,” into a combined book. Check out the sidebar for details. I, for one, will be purchasing the set since mine are always on loan to somebody. I wanted to share one of Bev’s recipes that has truly stood the test of time. It’s as popular now as it was when she first published it.

Nye's “Basic Mints”

While it is nice enough just rolled into patties, you can also mold it in a candy mold for pretty shapes. These are nice for a holiday gathering. Knead together by hand or in mixer: 8 oz. package cream cheese,

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room temperature 2 pounds powdered sugar Flavoring and coloring to taste

I like to roll them in sugar immediately after shaping. Store, covered, in refrigerator up to two weeks.

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This caramel-coated popcorn with nuts flies off the shelves and is pricey to boot. I first tasted this during a gifts from the kitchen class I taught at Jungle Jim's with Carol Tabone and Janet Hontanosas. Carol made it and dubbed it “popcorn nut crunch.” I’ve renamed it since to me it’s as good as the Poppycock or Moose Munch you can buy, maybe better. I’m working on a recipe for a chocolatecoated version and will share that. 1 bag natural popcorn, popped 3 cups mixed lightly salted nuts (Carol used a mixture of unsalted, toasted pecans, almonds and cashews) 11⁄3 cups sugar ½ cup light corn syrup 1 cup unsalted butter 1 teaspoon vanilla (optional, since I forgot to add it to

Spray two large baking sheets. Spray a large bowl and put in popped corn and nuts and set aside. Combine sugar, corn syrup and butter in a large pan. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, until deep golden in color. (Carol said to think of the color of store-bought caramels). A candy thermometer will register 300, or the hard crack stage. Stir in vanilla. Immediately pour the coating over the popcorn nut mixture and, with a sprayed spoon or spatula, coat the popcorn and nuts, working quickly. Spread onto baking sheets, breaking it apart before it hardens completely. Store in tightly closed container up to 2 weeks. Makes 12 to 14 cups.

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I love mussels steamed in garlicky white wine. To debeard the mussels, just pull of the weedy black fibers. Served with crusty bread, this is a special and delicious way to celebrate. Sometimes I’ll add very finely chopped tomatoes and sprinkle them on top of the mussels right before serving.

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Dog parks fun if you play by rules When I was small, my mother enforced good manners. In fact, one of the most well worn books on my bookshelf was a tome written especially for genteel young ladies entitled, Marsie Hall “White Newbold COMMUNITY PRESS Gloves and Party GUEST COLUMNIST Manners.” It provided guidance in vital behavior issues such as table manners, what to say if you might burp in public and how to address a king or queen if

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you were to find yourself in their company. Now that I’m a middleaged woman with a lifetime

of experience behind me, I can attest that those “rules” have come in very handy. (Even though the closest I have come to royalty was meeting the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, who obviously never listened to her mother at all.) Good manners, I have found, are the key to getting along with others. And one place where I see people not being on their very best behavior is at dog parks. It seems that nearly every time I take my dog Nosey to one, some issue comes up. For example, twice now, the same dog has tried to “make love” to her quite aggressively and the owner has not taken steps to stop it until I have become quite vocal. The second time it happened, I put Nosey’s leash on her and left immediately. The owner defended himself and his dog’s actions by laughing and saying, “It’s OK, he’s neutered.” I replied that it was far from OK and that he needed to control his dog. Angry and frustrated over this and other previous incidents, I turned to Facebook, asking my friends their thoughts and advice on dog parks. I really hit a nerve, because within an hour I had several dozen replies. Here are some of their thoughts: (Some paraphrased for

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brevity.) Emily Lehr Wallace: “If your dog is not fixed, it has no business in a dog park. Intact male dogs completely change the entire atmosphere as soon as they enter the park. Dogs large or small, neutered or not, all immediately want to prove that they’re the big dog and fights often ensue.” Bonnie Preisler: “No human food, no excuses. Obey the individual park’s rules, whether you agree with them or not. If you don’t agree, go to another park.” Judy Anne Frederick Owsley: “I do not like it when people come to the park to socialize with their friends, do not supervise their dogs and are oblivious when their dogs misbehave.” Jessie Gridley Kuhn: “If you go to a dog park, expect to get dirty.” Cindy Pabst Sherlock: “Keep aggressive dogs at home.” Angel Wilhelm Murphy: “Always obey the rules on weight limits for dogs. If you don’t, don’t blame her for what happens.” Lori Graham-Nixon: “As long as you have your pooper scooper, I am happy to share the park!” Ryan Stacy: “Love dog parks. My pet peeve is strangers who forget that I’m there to spend time with my dog, not them.” Following the rules and

the judicious use of diplomacy is key to being a good dog park citizen, says my friend Jeff Thomas, owner of Pets Plus pet shop in Taylor Mill and a member of the board of directors of the Kenton Paw Park (www.kentondogpark.com). And he should know as he wrote the rules that are kept in waterproof boxes throughout the park. “It’s a matter of everybody has to follow some rules,” he explains. “The dog parks themselves must establish rules that make them a safe and fun environment for everybody. Secondly, they need to enforce them.” Dog owners who want to use a dog park’s resources must first and foremost take responsibility for their dogs and be vigilant at all times. A dog park is not the place to socialize with your friends, he counsels. Remember that you are there to supervise your pet. That way the experience can be enjoyable for all. If despite your best efforts and problems arise, he suggests that problems be handled non-confrontationally. Having someone else with you when you approach the other owner works best. Point to the rules that should be clearly posted at all dog parks and ask that they follow them. A good thing to say might be, “I don’t want you to get into trouble … ” He also warns that if you need to step in and break something up between your dog and another, grab your own dog’s collar or tail. Do not attempt to handle another person’s dog. “Using common sense and following a few rules can make visits to the dog park and safe and enjoyable experience for everyone,” Thomas says. For more pet care tips, visit www.marsiesmenagerie.com. If you have ideas for future columns, contact Marsie Hall Newbold at marsolete@insightbb.com.

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Parks.org. Saturday, Jan. 7, 5:30 p.m.: Wilderness skills: orienteering I and night navigation We will demonstrate how to use a compass and then practice our skills on our course under the moonlight. Beginners are welcome and compasses are provided. Cost is $6 per person. Registration is required by Jan. 5 at GreatParks.org. Saturday, Jan. 14, 1 p.m.: Wilderness skills: orienteering II Saturday, Jan. 14, 3 p.m.: Wilderness skills: orienteering III Back azimuths, triangulation and declination will all be discussed and demonstrated during this outdoor program. Mapping II is a prerequisite. Cost is $5 per person. Registration is required by Jan. 12 at GreatParks.org. Registration is required for all programs. Winton Woods is at 10245 Winton Road. A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($10 annual; $3 daily) is required to enter the parks. For additional information, visit GreatParks.org or call 513-521-PARK (7275). Also, be sure to check the district’s Facebook page and follow the district on Twitter to find out more about what’s happening at the parks.

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DECEMBER 7, 2011 • WESTERN HILLS PRESS • B5

West Siders in ‘Holiday Follies’ In this year’s “Holiday Follies” production, The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati celebrates the season with a tribute to Cincinnati. This production highlights yuletide favorites from this special time of year that audiences have come to love. In the show are Scott Neal of Westwood as Frank, Scuba Santa and the Hippo; and Rodger Pille of Western Hills as Ted. “Holiday Follies 2011” runs Dec. 10-11 at the Taft Theatre. The show is being directed by Roderick Justice, associate artistic director of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. The story was written by Kelly Germain and Christopher Stewart; featuring holiday music adapted by Steve Goers, Roderick Justice and Deondra Means. Neal is in his second TCTC production. He is a sophomore at the School for Creative and Performing Arts and majors in drama and musical theatre. He has trained professionally with Michael Rafter in New York and has appeared in several local TV commercials. He had danced competitively at Miracle Dance Theater for the past 10 years, but looks forward to working with Tracey Burgoon at the Revere Dance Studio where he will continue his eighth consecutive duet with Maddie Burgoon. His goal is to be on Broadway one day. Pille appeared with TCTC in “How I Became a Pirate” (Scully), “Tom Sawyer “(Mark Twain) “Charlotte’s Web” (Wilbur), “Robin Hood” (Sheriff of Nottingham), “Peter Rabbit” (Blue Jay), “Rudolph” (Elmer), “Frosty” (Ernesto), “Disney’s Cinderella Kids” (Prince Charming), and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” (Ichabod Crane). He has appeared many times on the Showboat Majestic stage – including “Sweet Charity” (Oscar) and “Where's Charley” (Charley) and at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts in “Noises Off” (Gary), “Little Shop of Horrors” (the Dentist), and “Play it Again, Sam” (Allan). Pille appeared in “1940s Radio Hour” and “She Loves M” at Northern Kentucky University and directed “The Nerd” on the Showboat Majestic. In this season’s “Holiday Follies,” the traveling troupe of performers makes one last stop – in Cin-

Scott Neal and Rodger Pille are in the Children's Theatre of Cincinnati production of "Holiday Follies." PROVIDED cinnati. Reflecting back on times gone-by, each performer has a holiday memory and location that comes to life on stage – Newport Aquarium’s Scuba Santa, the Cincinnati Zoo’s Festival of Lights, Macy’s, Fountain Square, the Freedom Center and more. Two mysterious strangers arrive and bring even more joy and wonder to the occasion. “Holiday Follies 2011,” is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 and 11 at the Taft Theatre. Tickets $7-$20 at 1-800-745-3000 and www.ticketmaster.com.

Parks conducts annual bird count

Different types of birds can be found throughout the parks in winter, whether passing through on their way south, spending their winter here or residing here year-round. The Hamilton County Park District conducts an annual Winter Bird Count that provides important data about avian population trends in Hamilton County. The official count and tally will be 8 am.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. Participants are welcome to join the count anytime during the day. Park district staff and volunteers will lead groups at various parks to find and count birds. The count goes from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. with an official grand tally from 4:15 pm to 5:30 p.m. at Winton Centre in Winton Woods. Refreshments will be served and there will be a chance to win door prizes and share experiences. Those interested are encouraged to bring binoculars. There is no fee to participate, but registration is

required by Thursday, Dec. 8, by calling 513-521-7275, exte. 240. A valid Hamilton County Park District motor vehicle permit ($10 annual; $3 daily) is required to enter the parks. Armleder and Fernbank parks are cooperative ventures with the Cincinnati Park Board; a motor vehicle permit is not required. For additional information, visit GreatParks.org or call 513-521-PARK (7275), ext. 240. Also, be sure to check out our Face-

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This holiday season, consider a Be Connected membership for your loved one.

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Waterworks offers paperless bill option Greater Cincinnati Water Works has teamed up with MyCheckFree to offer automated electronic ebills with online payment. Water Works customers

can choose to receive, view and pay their bill online saving paper and time. MyCheckFree services are free. Benefits include: • Secure online bill pay-

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ments; • Receive e-bills and eliminate paper bills; • Payment reminders; • View statements online ; • Schedule payments. Water Works customers will receive information about the MyCheckFree payment option in their water bill. Aside from utilities, MyCheckFree also provides payment services for other vendors such as credit card companies, retail stores, mortgage companies and more. Customers can sign up for MyCheckFree by visiting www.cincinnatioh.gov/gcww or www.MyCheckFree.com. Once MyCheckFree is activated by a water works customer, they will receive one additional paper copy of their water bill in addition to the e-bill for the next bill cycle. After the initial bill is delivered via e-bill the paper version of the bill will be discontinued.

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The Hamilton County Park District is offering winker hikes, and a bowl of soup after the hike. PROVIDED.

Soup to be served after hikes this winter The Winter Hike Series is a very popular event that offers challenging hikes along beautiful trails in five different parks. These hikes are a great opportunity to kick that cabin fever and enjoy the great outdoors with friends! Hikes will be held on consecutive Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. and will cover four to 5.5 miles of nature trails. Each hike will pay off with a hot bowl of soup and beverages at the end of the journey. The following are the dates and locations for the hikes and

the menu: Jan. 7 – Winton Woods; bean soup with cornbread Jan. 14 – Sharon Woods; chicken noodle soup Jan. 21 – Miami Whitewater; forest chili soup and crackers Jan. 28 – Woodland Mound; chicken and wild rice soup Feb. 4 – Shawnee Lookout; vegetable beef and barley soup Registration is required at GreatParks.org by Tuesday, Dec. 20. The Winter Hike Series is $5 per person, per hike. Children 12 and under may hike for

free and must be accompanied by a registered adult. Space is limited and hikes are available until full. Pets are prohibited and drop-ins are not accepted. A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($10 annual; $3 daily) is required to enter the parks. For additional information, please visit GreatParks.org or call 513-521PARK (7275). Also, be sure to check out the district’s Facebook page and follow it on Twitter to find out more about what’s happening at the parks.

Mueller named to bank position BETHEL — Community Savings Bank has named Gerald T. (Jerry) Mueller as the new vice president of business development. Mueller will be in charge of managing and expanding the bank’s full range of commercial real estate lending services. “Jerry’s lending expertise enhances Community Savings Bank’s commitment to serving the community’s financial needs,”

said John Essen, bank president. Mueller brings with him 25 years of banking experience specializing in residential and commercial Mueller real estate lending. Before joining Commu-

nity Savings Bank, Mueller was employed with Cincinnati Federal Savings and Loan as senior vice president and chief lending officer. He was responsible for supervising lending operations, including activities within the branch network for loan originations and servicing. He has also worked for Westwood Homestead Savings Bank as director of lending.

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REAL ESTATE CHEVIOT

3620 Darwin Ave.; Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Bank Of America NA; $144,900. 3620 Darwin Ave.; Bank Of America NA to Schwemberger, Richard & Melissa; $46,000. 3929 Trevor Ave.; Schafer, Catherine E. to Yaeger, Nicholas R.; $28,000. 3454 Mayfair Ave.: Wernery, Daniel M. to U.S. Bank NA; $50,000. 3648 Westwood Northern Blvd.: Eder Ltd. to Rieman, Jeffery T. and Janet L.; $28,875.

CLEVES

425 Westgate Drive; Redman, Jennie L. to McGowan, Michael J. & Erin J. Noel; $95,400. Edgefield Drive: Drees Co. The to Hayes, Robert and Stephanie; $312,490.

EAST WESTWOOD

2125 Weron Lane; Federal National Mortgage Association to Gilbert, Lester; $6,500.

GREEN TOWNSHIP

3860 Boomer Road; Austin, Dennis G. & Bonita P. to Orozco, Amber Renay McMill & Daniel; $152,000. 5644 Bridgetown Road; Stuerenberg, Helen M. to Stuerenberg, Patrice Koete; $84,000. 7034 Bridgetown Road; Michael, Joanne F. & Keith Caldwell to Caldwell, Keith & Basil Keith; $59,540. 5948 Bridgeview Court; Machado, Victor M. & Sherri L. to Drexler, Anna H.; $350,000. 6168 Brierly Creek Road; Fohlen, Brian & Douglas to Pellman, Paul A.; $87,000. 6310 Eagles Lake Drive; Tedesco, Betty to Lillis, Nicole C.; $60,000. 5767 Evelyn Road; DLJ Mortgage Capital Inc. to Buckmeier, Jeffrey P. & Lee Ann; $60,000. 4424 Grove Ave.; Kuhn, Carl E. & Marianne Shore Kuhn to Larkins, Christopher J. & Carrie; $145,000. 3348 Hader Ave.; Federal National Mortgage Association to Guy, Amanda R.; $34,000. 6116 Harrison Ave.; Loewenstine, Richard C. to Beyer, Jane M. Tr.

& Paul Beyer Jr. Tr.; $130,000. 5628 Klausridge Court; Aloe, Marianne to Votel, Martin & Carol; $235,000. 5934 Leeward Way; Louis, Theodore R. to Hile, Jennifer; $113,500. 5220 Leona Drive; Griffis, Cynthia A. to Federal National Mortgage Corp.; $50,000. 5350 Orchardvalley Drive; Bray, Jeffrey L. Jr. to Dopieralski, Katherine E. & Aaron E. Stewart; $148,000. 5220 Ralph Ave.; Carson, Raymond L. Jr. to Feick, Linda; $111,000. Address not available: Fischer Attached Homes II LLC to Five D. Investments LLC; $166,500. 7527 Bridge Point Pass: Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Frye, Daniel Matthew and Suzanne Frances; $490,581. 7176 Bridgetown Road: Fannie Mae to Dahl, Adarn; $44,000. 5623 Cheviot Road: Jansen, Robert H. and George J. to Jansen, Robert H. and Mary Ann; $124,000. 5905 Fawnridge Court: McCulley, Harry Roger and Dupal S. to Gooding, Megan A. and Eric M.; $120,000. 2029 Faywood Ave.: Belcher, Paul Jr. and Lisa to Wills, Christine M.; $35,000. 3916 Gary Court: Markus, Sharon to Kircher, Tammy Lynn; $91,600. 2919 Goda Ave.: Bosse, Donald J. and Patricia A. to Thomas, Earl K. and Patricia R.; $128,500. 4747 Greenwald Court: Huber, Michael T. to Fannie Mae; $190,000. 3348 Hader Ave.: Johnson, Randell and Carly S. Fatora to Federal National Mortgage Association; $68,000. 3343 Harmony Lane: McDermott, Erin M. to Waidmann, Matthew E. and Jennifer Chamberlain; $145,000. 3996 Harvestridge Drive: Fannie Mae to Hadley, Cheryl L.; $50,000. 3081 Limestone Circle: Enderly, Michael T. to Lemmink, Robert D. and Joann C.; $190,000. 5473 Michelles Oak Court: Visciani, Gerald and Magdalena A. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $60,000. 5653 North Glen Road: Voynov-

ich, Christopher G. and Ivy R. to Voegele, Angela J.; $96,000. 4341 Regency Ridge Court: Mueller, William M. and Dawn S. Mueller to Blakenship, Pamela M.; $85,000. 3836 Ridgecombe Drive: Blankenship, Pamela M. to Leffel, Molly M.; $96,000. 5542 Samver Road: Lee, Kenneth to Insight Holding Group LLC; $40,500. 6223 Schunk Court: Cannon, Ruth M. to Knab, Jared P.; $115,555. 5874 Seiler Drive: Wink, Mary Jean to James, Mary A.; $122,000. 7789 Skyview Circle: Fischer Attached Homes II LLC to Five D Investments LLC; $166,500. 6090 Snyder Road: Murphy, Joseph S. to Thompson, James A. and Rocio Ramirez; $90,000. 7497 Wesselman Road: Strunk, Debra Ann to Lane, Scott A. and Nicole C.; $4,000. 5541 Whispering Way: JPmorgan Chase Bank Tr. to Merz, Peter M. and Conni M.; $142,000.

MIAMI TOWNSHIP

7298 Southpointe Drive; Vaughan, Nancy T. to Morris, Geoffrey A. & Autumn R.; $330,000. 7854 Surreywood Drive; Rowland, Jerry C. & Joann to Westrich, Jerry J. & Joyce J.; $220,000. 8477 Touraine Drive; CW Custom Homes LLC to Miller, Dan L. & Vicki L.; $358,750. North Bend 10 Washington Ave.; Meansco Investments LLC to Cheviot Savings Bank; $20,000.

WESTWOOD

3662 Boudinot Ave.; Van Der Auwera, Julie Tr. to Miller, Elissa K. Tr.; $81,000. 2763 Eugenie Lane; Waldvogel,

Robert E. to Farrell, Kevin M.; $55,000. 3725 High Point Ave.; U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Stonecrest Income and Opportunity Fund I. LLC; $8,500. 2641 Montana Ave.; Harmeyer, Michael J. to Jackson, Willie C.; $118,000. 2643 Montana Ave.; Harmeyer, Michael J. to Jackson, Willie C.; $118,000. 3116 Montana Ave.; Cunningham, Kevin M. to Federal National Mortgage Corp.; $48,000. 2654 Mustang Drive; Caldwell, Vondell to Federal National Mortgage Association; $48,000. 2719 Ruberg Ave.; Advantage Bank to Betts, Debron; $7,000. 3053 Verdin Ave.; McNew, Vernon V. to Bauscher Properties LLC; $15,000. 3096 Worthington Ave.; Suburban Homes LLC to Everlast Constructions Ll; $12,500. 3738 Boudinot Ave.: Westwood Community Urban Redevelopment Corp. The to Jones, Anthony Jones; $97,900. 3232 Brater Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Jiang, Ying Z. and Da Shu; $25,000. 3296 Broadwell Ave.: HSBC

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This Holiday Season, Why Not Take Time To Refresh & Rejuvenate? The holidays are a busy time for all of us. Even busier if you are caring for someone challenged with limited physical or cognitive abilities. By taking advantage of one of the Caregiver Support Programs offered at Twin Towers, you can refresh your perspective and be ready for the holiday events ahead. While you recharge, your family member can also rejuvenate by enjoying the company of others, participating in a wide variety of programs and events, and benefitting from health and wellness services – all in one location.

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Co. ; $72,000. 2794 Queenswood Drive: Bonner, Finnis D. Jr. to U.S. Bank NA; $74,000. 3326 Renfro Ave.: Westwood Community Urban Redevelopment Corp. to MatthewsBell, Janet E. and Charles E. Bell; $100,500. 3512 Schwartze Ave.: Martin, John W. to Fifth Third Mortgage Co. ; $40,000.

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DEATHS Lillian Alexander Lillian Rohrer Alexander, 84, North Bend, died Nov. 27. She worked in the restaurant/ hospitality industry. Survived by husband Thomas Alexander; children Marilyn (the late Jerry) Alexander Means, Deborah (Steve) Walton, Tony Alexander; siblings Sandy Jones, June Runck, Donald “Stoogie,” Kenneth “Buzzy” Rohrer; friend Joanie Henry; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by daughter Robin (Fred) Rickard, parents Kenneth, Sarah Rohrer, siblings Raymond Rohrer, Rosemary Hearing, Betty Ohmer, Audrey Schille, Joann King, Services were Dec. 1 at Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials to Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Cincinnati in care of Dennis George Funeral Home.

Conrad Berger Conrad R. Berger, 78, Green Township, died Nov. 23. He owned Woodies Die Shop for 38 years. Survived by wife Nancy Berger; sons Michael (Linda), Richard (Beth), Douglas (Lissette) Berger; grandchildren Zachary, Lindsey, Jessica, Elise, Pilar Berger. A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, at St. Jude Church. Memorials to: Alois Alzheimer Center, 70 Damon Road, Cincinnati, OH 45218 or USO, P.O. Box 96322, Washington, DC 20090-6322.

Shirley Billow Shirley Fluegeman Billow, 82, Westwood, died Nov. 19. She was a housekeeper for the St. Antoninus Rectory. Survived by children Paul (Barbara) Billow, Kathy (Tom) Bill; daughter-in-Law Elizabeth Billow; granddaughter Allysia Billow; sister Helen Auer. Preced-

ed in death by husband James A. Billow, son James G. Billow, siblings Lowell, Eugene, Paul, Donald Fluegeman, Rita Billow Myers. Services were Nov. 22 at St. William. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials to: One Way Farm, 6131 River Road, P.O. Box 18637, Fairfield, OH 45018 or Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Joyce Horgan Feie, 76, died Nov. 29. Survived by children Mark, Susan, Russell, David Feie; sister Janet (late Don) Freeman; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband S. Joseph Feie. Services were Dec. 2 at Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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Catherine “Pete” Wellman Blind, 81, Green Township, died Nov. 28. She was a secretary. Survived by stepdaughter Joni Frances (Brent) Stiles; sister-in-law Jackie (Walt) Hirth; many Blind nieces, nephews, greatnieces and great-nephews. Preceded in death by husband Giles Blind, sisters Mary Joan “Hoopa” Blind, Betty (Norb) Gibbs, brother-in-law Bill (Marge) Blind. Services were Dec. 2 at St. Antoninus. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 2300 Wall St., Suite H Cincinnati, OH 45212 or Our Daily Bread, P.O. Box 14862, Cincinnati, OH 452500862.

Fred Bloemker Fred A. Bloemker, 90, died Nov. 27. Survived by wife Dolores Bloemker; children Terry (Chris), Rick (Linda), Paul, Don (Michelle), Phil (Net), Steve (Mary Ann) Bloemker, Gloria (Dave) Hawkins; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son Danny Bloemker.

Services were Dec. 1 at Holy Family. Arrangements by Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: Elder High School, Danny Bloemker Memorial Fund, 3900 Vincent Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205.

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Gerard R. “Jerry” Fliehman, 47, Bridgetown, died Nov. 30. He was a master technician in the automotive industry. Survived by wife Cindy Mills Fliehman; daughters Corrie Wittenberg, Torria Beckmeyer; grandchildren Gabby, Kylee, Chloe, Aiden; father Ben (LaVerne) Fliehman; siblings Patti (Mike) Hucke, Bill (Kathy), Mary, Jim (Jane) Fliehman; parents-inlaw Ruby (Glen) Moore, Jim (the late Bonnie) Mill; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by mother Dorothy Schleper Fliehman, brother Bobby Fliehman. Services were Dec. 5 at Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials to the National Rifle Association in care of Dennis George Funeral Home.

Gregory Grubbs Gregory Lee Grubbs, 55, North Bend, died Nov. 25. He was a tool and die maker. He was a Marine Corps veteran. Survived by wife Jan Grubbs; children Roxana, Richard Grubbs, Joan Sedler; mother Joan Huff Upchurch; sisters Joyce Landers, Judy Baker; five grandchildren. Preceded in death by father Elbert Grubbs. Services were Dec. 4 at Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Frances Haas

Frances Kidd Haas, 68, died Nov. 29. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Debbie Bartles, Lisa Gerwin, Rickey, Joey, Michael Haas; siblings Betty McFarland, Roy, James, Samuel Kidd; stepchildren Jean Stewart, John, Andy, Jason Schierloh; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by sons Tony, James Haas, siblings Jesse, Billy, Sally Kidd, Barb Coldiron Services were Dec. 4 at Dennis George Funeral Home.

Ray Hamilton Ray Hamilton Jr., 87, Bridgetown, died Nov. 29. He was president of Ray Hamilton Co. Industrial Movers, and founder and president of Frank Hamilton Warehouses. He was a World War II veteran and a founding Hamilton member of the Miami View Golf Club. Survived by wife Elaine Hamilton; daughters Sharon (Bo) Wyenandt, Janet (Biff) Black, Carol (Jack) Spratt; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by sister Melva Craft. Arrangements by MihovkRosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to: Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598.

Margie Hayes Marjorie “Margie” Braddock Hayes, 85, died Nov. 30. She was a homemaker. Survived by husband Gerald Hayes; daughters Sharon (Michael) Henderson and Maureen (late George) Sheets; sister Eileen ZienHayes kiewicz; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Services were Dec. 3 at Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to Catholic Charities.

Mary Lou Kuchey Mary Lou Pittman Kuchey, 53, died Nov. 25. She worked for General Motors. Survived by children Donald (Emily Voegele) II, Michael Kuchey; grandson Chandler Mortimer; Kuchey brothers Larry, Danny Pittman; cousin Barb Smith. Preceded in death by parents Alfred Sr., Martha Pittman, brother Alfred Pittman Jr. Services were Dec. 3 at the Delhi Christian Center. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home.

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Herbert F. Lepple Jr., 65, Cheviot, died Nov. 19. He was a pharmacist at Good Samaritan Hospital. Survived by cousins Debbie Yarnell, Jane Hancock; many friends. Preceded in death by parents Herbert Sr., Edythe

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Lepple. Services were Nov. 20 at Bolton & Lunsford Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

Denver Madden Denver Madden, 80, died Nov. 23. He was a foreman for Consolidated Metal. Survived by wife Edith Madden; children Fred (Kandie), Rick (Mary), Steve (Amber) Madden, Joan (Ralph) Sester, Lonnie (Ann) Burlew; sister Jean Grubb; 11 grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Martha Madden. Services were Nov. 28 at Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor's choice.

Lorraine McAllister Lorraine Hartung McAllister, 76, West Price Hill died Nov. 28. She was a former lunchroom manager schools at Western Hills High School and Roberts Paideia Academy. She was also a member of the TNT Club, St. Al’s Seniors, Fraternal McAllister Order of Police Ladies Retirees and St. Teresa Married Ladies Club. Survived by children James (Diane) McAllister Jr., Nancy (Dan) Archiable, Pat (Jack) Feeback, Jeanne Handorf; grandchildren David (Heather), Brian, Jeff Archiable, Melissa, Chris, Adam, James III, Sean, Megan McAllister, Tracey (Brian) Yancy, Jamie, Jackie Handorf; greatgrandchildren Samuel, Benjamin Yancy; brother-in-law Charles Gribi. Preceded in death by husband James McAllister, siblings Madeline (Tom) Corcoran, Marian Gribi, Albert Hartung. Services were Dec. 1 at St. Teresa of Avila. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hamilton County Special Olympics, 4777 Red Bank Expressway, Suite 19, Cincinnati, OH 454227.

Melba McMullen Melba King McMullen, 83, Monfort Heights, died Nov. 23. Survived by son Mick (Libby) McMullen; grandchildren Kellie McMullen, Andy (Sarah) McMullen; great-granddaughters Kate, Natalie McMullen; siblings Melvin King, Shirley (Jim) Nieman, Lois Whitfield. Preceded in death by husband Milton McMullen. Services were Nov. 26 at Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home.

Melvin Pierson Melvin J. Pierson, 62, died Nov. 20. He was a husband, father, grandfather and brother. Services were Dec. 4 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7570. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7570, 9160 Lawrenceburg Road, Harrison, OH 45030.

Rita Ruehl Rita Grebe Ruehl, Springfield Township, died Nov. 27. Survived by children Michael (Diane), Edward W. (Joyce), Susan Bischoff, Julie (Pete) Becks; grandchildren Amy, Michele, Edward D., Jennifer, Stephanie,

Zachary, Jonathan, Sarah; greatgrandchildren Joey, Emily, Joshua, Noah, Ethan; siblings Sherwood (Naomi), Ruehl Kenneth (Carol), Leonard (late Patricia), Robert (late May) Grebe, Louise (late Michael) Weber; sisters- and brothers-in-law Marion (Donald) Souders, Margaret (Donald) Holscher, Carol (Cliff) Geer, Shirley (Mike) McKenna; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Edward D. Ruehl, siblings Bernard (Buddy) Grebe, Loretta (George) Schroer, Roberta Gries. Services were Dec. 1 at Our Lady of Visitation Church. Arrangements by Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Earl Schroer Earl William Schroer, 83, died Nov. 24. He owned the Dornacher Greenhouse. Survived by wife Marilyn Schroer; children Dale (Peg), Gregory (Janice), Jane Schroer, Nancy (Jim) Donnellon, Marianne (Tom) Sohngen; grandchildren Jennifer, Joseph (Andrea), Brigid, Schroer Shawn, Kathleen, Michael, Heidi; greatgrandchildren Isabelle, Mateo; brothers Ralph (Carol), Harold (Diana) Schroer; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother Elmer (Mary) Schroer. Services were Nov. 28 at St. Simon the Apostle. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to St. Simon the Apostle or the Cincinnati Flower Growers Association.

Robert Swisshelm Sr. Robert A. Swisshelm Sr., 81, Monfort Heights, died Nov. 27. He was an Air Force veteran of Korea. Survived by wife Margaret Mary Swisshelm; children Robert Jr. (Diana), Steven, Earl (Connie), Richard (Jennifer), David (Betsy) Swisshelm, Rebecca (Mike), Nancy (Terry) O’Hara; sister Jane Doyle; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Services were Dec. 1 at Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

Helen Wessels Helen Neumann Wessels, 91, died Nov. 30. She was a beautician. She was a member of the Our Lady of Lourdes Ladies Sodality and Delhi Seniors, and a Mealson-Wheels Volunteer. Survived by children Mary Jo (Bob) Stoops, Bob Wessels (Jo), Larry (Marcia) Wessels, Joanne (Rich) Clifton; grandchildren Krista (Brad) Brockhoff, Jeannette, Paul

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POLICE REPORTS Cincinnati District 3 Arrests/citations Philip R. Yeary, born 1939, city or local ordinance violation, 4373 W. Eighth St., Nov. 18. Wilma J. Miller, born 1953, city or local ordinance violation, 4373 W. Eighth St., Nov. 18. Daron R. Ard, born 1967, 860 Nebraska Ave., Nov. 21. Gale Jones, born 1980, possession of drug paraphernalia, 3183 Ferncrest Court, Nov. 21. Michael A. Harrison, born 1957, 4362 St. Lawrence Ave., Nov. 21. Rhonda R. Kraft, born 1966, possession of drug paraphernalia, 3183 Ferncrest Court, Nov. 21. Tom C. Gipson, born 1986, 2323 Ferguson Road, Nov. 21. Tommy W. Britt, born 1993, 3565 Carmel Terrace, Nov. 21. Searra West, born 1992, grand theft auto, 4210 Fehr Road, Nov. 22. Taveris Hill, born 1980, having a weapon under disability, 3356 Treasure Court, Nov. 22. Barbara L. Jacobs, born 1941, criminal damaging or endangering, 854 Overlook Ave., Nov. 23. Donald Scott, born 1984, attempted theft $300 to $50, criminal damaging or endangering, 701 Trenton Ave., Nov. 23. Edward Roper, born 1988, criminal trespassing, 1920 Westmont Lane, Nov. 23. George Daniel Mabjish, born 1982, assaulting a law officer, resisting arrest, 860 Nebraska Ave., Nov. 23. James Cliff Phillips Robert, born 1960, aggravated 1757 Gilsey Ave., Nov. 23. Jenna N. Schmidt, born 1991, theft under $300, 6140 Glenway Ave., Nov. 23. Justin Caulton, born 1987, 2715 East Tower Drive, Nov. 23. Love Anderson, born 1976, possession of criminal tools, theft under $300, 5555 Glenway Ave., Nov. 23. Rachel A. Acree, born 1991, aggravated armed robbery, 3548 Daytona Ave., Nov. 23. Robert Morio Winkfield, born 1961, criminal trespassing,

disorderly conduct, 2025 Wyoming Ave., Nov. 23. Billie Kay Jones, born 1978, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, 3145 Boudinot Ave., Nov. 24. Boyd Wilson, born 1985, 2916 Dunaway Ave., Nov. 24. Dakim Dorsey, born 1993, theft under $300, 2829 Queen City Ave., Nov. 24. Jessica Hardy, born 1988, possession of drug abuse instruments, possession of drug paraphernalia, 2956 Kling Ave., Nov. 24. John E. Boyer, born 1968, drug abuse, possession of a dangerous drug, 4413 W. Eighth St., Nov. 24. Santiago Calderon, born 1993, obstructing justice, 3215 Westbrook Drive, Nov. 24. Tierra Shanee Lunsford, born 1991, forgery, 6240 Glenway Ave., Nov. 24. David Foster, born 1965, city or local ordinance violation, criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct, improper solicitation, obstructing official business, possession of an open flask, 5984 Glenway Ave., Nov. 25. Marquez Tyler, born 1993, felonious 3920 Glenway Ave., Nov. 25. Alisha Boone, born 1991, 3823 Vincent Ave., Nov. 26. Angela Brown, born 1964, theft under $300, 2322 Ferguson Road, Nov. 26. Christina A. Ahrman, born 1981, possession of drug abuse instruments, 2904 Queen City Ave., Nov. 26. Christine M. Jim, born 1970, child endangering or neglect, 3157 Werk Road, Nov. 26. Daryl Gilchrist, born 1962, felonious 3209 Gobel Ave., Nov. 26. Ira Cox, born 1976, misdemeanor drug possession, 4240 Glenway Ave., Nov. 26. Jonathan E. Albers, born 1985, possession of an open flask, 6165 Glenway Ave., Nov. 26. Joycelyn C. Lawrence, born 1958, theft under $300, 6150 Glenway Ave., Nov. 26. Robert Boone, born 1978, 3823 Vincent Ave., Nov. 26. Timothy Schaffner, born 1983, aggravated misdemeanor drug possession, 1741 Iliff Ave., Nov.

26. Tynisha Anderson, born 1993, theft under $300, 6000 Glenway Ave., Nov. 26. Brandon Smith, born 1993, 2958 Montana Ave., Nov. 27. Eddie Whitby, born 1980, 3338 Gerold Drive, Nov. 27. Eric A. Stanford, born 1980, 1267 First Ave., Nov. 27. Shaquille Hendley, born 1993, misdemeanor drug possession, 1711 Wyoming Ave., Nov. 27.

Incidents/citations Aggravated menacing 2701 Montana Ave., Nov. 20. 1757 Gilsey Ave., Nov. 23. Aggravated robbery 3796 Westmont Drive, Nov. 19. 2996 Wardall Ave., Nov. 19. 6161 Glenway Ave., Nov. 19. 3082 Ramona Ave., Nov. 20. 2716 Harrison Ave., Nov. 21. 2963 Fourtowers Drive, Nov. 21. 307 Vienna Woods Drive, Nov. 21. 3360 Glenmore Ave., Nov. 23. 3548 Daytona Ave., Nov. 23. Assault 1128 Rosemont Ave., Nov. 19. 2618 Montana Ave., Nov. 19. 1234 Dewey Ave., Nov. 20. 2865 Fischer Place, Nov. 20. 3209 Gobel Ave., Nov. 20. 1928 Westmont Lane, Nov. 21. 860 Nebraska Ave., Nov. 21. 1241 Rutledge Ave., Nov. 21. 4354 W. Eighth St., Nov. 22. 1757 Gilsey Ave., Nov. 23. Breaking and entering 3193 Boudinot Ave., Nov. 18. 2211 Ferguson Road, Nov. 20. 2681 Erlene Drive, Nov. 20. 1816 First Ave., Nov. 21. 5031 Relleum Ave., Nov. 21. 3106 Glenmore Ave., Nov. 22. Burglary 1020 Beech Ave., Nov. 18. 2419 Ferguson Road, Nov. 18. 2490 Mustang Drive, Nov. 19. 1026 Schiff Ave., Nov. 21. 1507 Beech Ave., Nov. 22. Criminal damaging/endangering 2596 Westwood Northern Blvd., Nov. 18. 1128 Rosemont Ave., Nov. 19. 2401 Vienna Woods Drive, Nov. 19. 3068 Jadaro Court, Nov. 19. 4008 Jamestown St., Nov. 20. 1403 Manss Ave., Nov. 20. 2743 Harrison Ave., Nov. 20.

Deaths 2323 Kline Ave., Nov. 20. 2700 East Tower Drive, Nov. 21. Domestic violence Reported on McHenry Avenue, Nov. 19. Reported on Montana Avenue, Nov. 20. Reported on Ferguson Road, Nov. 20. Gross sexual imposition Reported on Harrison Avenue, Nov. 22. Menacing 2298 Harrison Ave., Nov. 20. 3456 Craig Ave., Nov. 23. Robbery 3065 Harrison Ave., Nov. 22. Theft 1844 Sunset Ave., Nov. 18. 3939 Boudinot Ave., Nov. 18. 6000 Glenway Ave., Nov. 18. 2322 Ferguson Road, Nov. 18. 6150 Glenway Ave., Nov. 18. 3145 Werk Road, Nov. 18. 1754 Gellenbeck St., Nov. 19. 5301 Glenway Ave., Nov. 19. 2867 Shaffer Ave., Nov. 19. 3186 Harrison Ave., Nov. 19. 6150 Glenway Ave., Nov. 19. 1815 First Ave., Nov. 20. 4063 St. William Ave., Nov. 20. 3130 Westwood Northern Blvd., Nov. 20. 2455 Harrison Ave., Nov. 20. 6165 Glenway Ave., Nov. 20. 6150 Glenway Ave., Nov. 20. 1928 Westmont Lane, Nov. 21. 5046 Relleum Ave., Nov. 21. 5341 Glenway Ave., Nov. 21. 1241 Rutledge Ave., Nov. 21. 2144 Ferguson Road, Nov. 21. 3268 Buell St., Nov. 21. 6068 Glenway Ave., Nov. 21. 3341 Lakeview Ave., Nov. 21. 4221 Glenway Ave., Nov. 22. 573 S. Delridge Drive, Nov. 22. 3501 Cheviot Ave., Nov. 22. Violation of a protection order/consent agreement 4354 W. Eighth St., Nov. 18.

Road, drug paraphernalia and open container at Robb Avenue & Lora, Nov. 18. Robert A. Woods, 47, 2240 Westwood Northern Blvd., disorderly conduct at 5648 Cheviot Road, Nov. 18. Juvenile, 17, disorderly conduct at 3200 Ebenezer Road, Nov. 18. Nicole Burgin, 35, 5431 Bluesky Drive, drug abuse at 6550 Harrison Ave., Nov. 18. Lorraine Ballard, 37, 2359 Walden Glen Drive, theft at 6300 Glenway Ave., Nov. 19. Shannon Mortashed, 29, 101 Broadway Ave., drug paraphernalia and warrants at 6560 Harrison Ave., Nov. 20. Shannon V. Cason, 31, 374 Dust Commander Drive, drug possession, possessing drug abuse instrument and warrants at 6562 Harrison Ave., Nov. 20. Christopher K. Rudolph, 19, 435 Kitty Lane, possession of marijuana at 5867 Filview Circle, Nov. 21. David A. Ramsey, 39, 1488 Fairway Drive, possessing drug abuse instruments at 375 Dixmyth Ave., Nov. 21. Benjamin S. Stout, 18, 4412 Oakville Drive, possession of drugs at 5522 Harrison Ave., Nov. 21. Glenn A. Eads, 46, 4215 Colerain Ave., theft at 6300 Glenway Ave., Nov. 22. Adam Lay, 21, 5721 Sidney Road, possessing drug abuse instruments, possession of drugs, carrying concealed weapon and resisting arrest at 6433 Glenway Ave., Nov. 22. Jeff T. Cruse, 37, 5260 Old Oak Trail, endangering children and operating vehicle under the influence at 6850 Hillside Ave., Nov. 23.

Continued from Page B8 Dehmer, Bobbie (Chris) Collins, Christopher, Patrick Wessels, Rich (Shannon), Dan Clifton, Eric, Austin Wessels; greatgrandchildren Luke, Evan Brockhoff, Anna, Claire Wessels; sister Rita Neumann. Preceded in death by husband Joseph Wessels. Services were Dec. 3 at Our Lady of Lourdes. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 3450 Lumardo Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45238 or a charity of the donor's choice.

Durbin

Ken and Shirley Durbin celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary on December 1, 2011. An Open House for family and friends was hosted by their daughter, Kathy (Mel) Behrmann and their grandchildren Kristy (Adam) Ward, Sarah (Chris) Godfrey, Doug (Amanda) Warmoth and Kate (Matt) Sleeman. They are blessed with seven great-grandchildren, Olivia, Emma, Parker, Austin, Ava, Elliana and Aubree.

Green Township Arrests/citations Michael D. Campbell, 31, 2641 Glenway Ave., theft at 5527 Bridgetown Road, Nov. 18. Nicole Burgin, 35, 5431 Bluesky Drive, theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., Nov. 18. Jessica M. Woodrum, 19, 5386 Haft Road, falsification at 3905 Race Road, Nov. 18. Anthony Burke, 26, 6688 Hayes

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