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Your Community Press newspaper serving Addyston, Bridgetown, Cheviot, Cleves, Covedale, Dent, Green Township, Mack, Miami Township, North Bend, Westwood W ESTERN H ILLS W ESTERN H ILLS PRESS 75¢ WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2015 BECAUSE COMMUNITY MATTERS Vol. 88 No. 3 © 2015 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED News ......................... 923-3111 Retail advertising ............ 768-8404 Classified advertising ........ 242-4000 Delivery ...................... 853-6277 See page A2 for additional information Contact The Press 1701 Llanfair Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45224 www.llanfairohio.org NOW AVAILABLE! One- and Two-Bedroom Apartment Homes Enjoy meals, housekeeping, underground parking and much more! Call us today at 513.591.4567 to schedule your complimentary brunch and personalized visit. Live healthier & happier Going for II in a row TONY TRIBBLE FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS La Salle's Kyle Farwick and John Wilcox celebrate after a sack of Perrysburg quarterback Trevor Hafner during the Lancers’ 49-28 win in the Division II state semifinals Friday at Piqua. La Salle, 12-2, plays Massillon Perry in the state finals at 8 p.m. Friday at Ohio Stadium. For more, see Sports, B2. GREEN TWP. – Area fam- ilies are invited to gather and make holiday memories at the Nathanael Greene Lodge. Green Township will host its seventh annual Family Winterfest from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at the lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road. “It’s a special way to cele- brate the holidays with your family at a local, community level,” Jennifer Barlow, the township’s special project co- ordinator, said. “We have a lot of families who attend and take photos of their children for their scrap books and memory books. It’s an opportunity to make a lot of great memories.” Children can have their photos taken with Santa Claus, meet some of his live reindeer and hear a story from Mrs. Claus. They can also write letters to Santa, watch train displays and meet the Grinch and Santa’s elves. Strolling carolers, pop- corn, cookie decorating, or- nament making, hot cider, hot chocolate and a photo booth are additional features of the celebration, Barlow said. “It definitely helps people get in the holiday spirit,” she said. “People see their neigh- bors and friends. It’s a good community gathering with that hometown feel.” Cincinnati Children’s Hos- pital Medical Center spon- sors the event, and she said families will once again be able to donate $5 gift cards to Cincinnati Children’s, which will be used as gifts for chil- dren in the hospital. Families are also encour- aged to bring coats again this year for a coat drive collec- tion benefiting St. Vincent de Paul, she said. Support for the popular event is also provided by sev- eral township community groups and businesses, she said. “I enjoy seeing all the young kids. Many come dressed in their holiday out- fits to get their pictures taken with Santa,” Barlow said. “I just like watching the fam- ilies make memories togeth- er. It’s kind of magical.” Family Winterfest is free for Green Township resi- dents. Parking with shuttle bus service is available from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the township administration complex, 6303 Harrison Ave., and Sur Seal, 6156 Wesselman Road. For information, call the township at 574-4848. Green Township’s Family Winterfest sets holiday mood Kurt Backscheider [email protected] PHOTO PROVIDED A young Green Township boy enjoyed one of the train displays at last year’s Family Winterfest at Nathanael Greene Lodge. GREEN TWP. – Work is un- derway on the renovation of the Ione Holt Auditorium at Oak Hills High School. The Oak Hills school board recently approved the renova- tion plan and selected a contrac- tor for the project. DER Devel- opment will perform the con- struction, which costs $2.5 mil- lion. “It’s a pretty substantial ren- ovation,” Grant Anderson, chair of the high school’s music de- partment and auditorium man- ager, said. “Our hope is to create a space community members, alumni and students can be proud of, and a space which inspires our students to reach new heights with their talents.” The auditorium, which is named for Ione Holt, the school’s first drama teacher who served the high school from 1959 to 1982, will receive a complete makeover. Anderson said renovations include the installation of all new seating to accommodate 660 guests, upgrades to the heating and cooling system, new electrical system and light- ing, LED stage lighting, a new sound system, new tech booth and new walls and ceiling to im- prove the theater’s acoustics. The stage curtain and stage floor will also be replaced and the orchestra pit will be upgrad- ed. He said a 2,500-square-feet addition to the theater is also be- Renovation of Oak Hills High School’s theater begins Kurt Backscheider [email protected] PHOTO PROVIDED An architectural rendering of the renovated Ione Holt Auditorium at Oak Hills High School. Auditorium renovations include all new seating, lighting, sound system, tech booth and a workshop addition for set construction. See THEATER, Page 2A NOTHING CRUMMY ABOUT THIS CAKE 9A Rita shares yummy brunch ideas YOUR ONLINE HOME Find local news from your neighborhood at Cincinnati.com/ communities
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Page 1: Western hills press 120215

Your Community Press newspaper serving Addyston,Bridgetown, Cheviot, Cleves, Covedale, Dent, Green Township,Mack, Miami Township, North Bend, Westwood

WESTERN HILLSWESTERN HILLSPRESS 75¢

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2015 BECAUSE COMMUNITY MATTERS

Vol. 88 No. 3© 2015 The Community Press

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Going for II in a row

TONY TRIBBLE FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

La Salle's Kyle Farwick and John Wilcox celebrate after a sack of Perrysburg quarterback Trevor Hafner during theLancers’ 49-28 win in the Division II state semifinals Friday at Piqua. La Salle, 12-2, plays Massillon Perry in the statefinals at 8 p.m. Friday at Ohio Stadium. For more, see Sports, B2.

GREEN TWP. – Area fam-ilies are invited to gather andmake holiday memories atthe Nathanael Greene Lodge.

Green Township will hostits seventh annual FamilyWinterfest from 5 p.m. to 9p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at thelodge, 6394 Wesselman Road.

“It’s a special way to cele-brate the holidays with yourfamily at a local, communitylevel,” Jennifer Barlow, thetownship’s special project co-ordinator, said.

“We have a lot of familieswho attend and take photos oftheir children for their scrapbooks and memory books. It’san opportunity to make a lotof great memories.”

Children can have theirphotos taken with SantaClaus, meet some of his livereindeer and hear a storyfrom Mrs. Claus. They canalso write letters to Santa,watch train displays andmeet the Grinch and Santa’selves.

Strolling carolers, pop-corn, cookie decorating, or-nament making, hot cider, hotchocolate and a photo boothare additional features of thecelebration, Barlow said.

“It definitely helps peopleget in the holiday spirit,” she

said. “People see their neigh-bors and friends. It’s a goodcommunity gathering withthat hometown feel.”

Cincinnati Children’s Hos-pital Medical Center spon-sors the event, and she saidfamilies will once again beable to donate $5 gift cards toCincinnati Children’s, whichwill be used as gifts for chil-dren in the hospital.

Families are also encour-aged to bring coats again thisyear for a coat drive collec-tion benefiting St. Vincent dePaul, she said.

Support for the popularevent is also provided by sev-eral township communitygroups and businesses, shesaid.

“I enjoy seeing all theyoung kids. Many comedressed in their holiday out-fits to get their pictures takenwith Santa,” Barlow said. “Ijust like watching the fam-ilies make memories togeth-er. It’s kind of magical.”

Family Winterfest is freefor Green Township resi-dents.

Parking with shuttle busservice is available from 4:30p.m. to 9 p.m. at the townshipadministration complex, 6303Harrison Ave., and Sur Seal,6156 Wesselman Road.

For information, call thetownship at 574-4848.

Green Township’sFamily Winterfestsets holiday moodKurt [email protected]

PHOTO PROVIDED

A young Green Township boy enjoyed one of the train displays at lastyear’s Family Winterfest at Nathanael Greene Lodge.

GREEN TWP. – Work is un-derway on the renovation of theIone Holt Auditorium at OakHills High School.

The Oak Hills school boardrecently approved the renova-tion plan and selected a contrac-tor for the project. DER Devel-opment will perform the con-struction, which costs $2.5 mil-lion.

“It’s a pretty substantial ren-ovation,” Grant Anderson, chairof the high school’s music de-partment and auditorium man-ager, said.

“Our hope is to create a spacecommunity members, alumniand students can be proud of,and a space which inspires ourstudents to reach new heightswith their talents.”

The auditorium, which isnamed for Ione Holt, theschool’s first drama teacherwho served the high schoolfrom 1959 to 1982, will receive acomplete makeover.

Anderson said renovations

include the installation of allnew seating to accommodate660 guests, upgrades to theheating and cooling system,new electrical system and light-ing, LED stage lighting, a newsound system, new tech boothand new walls and ceiling to im-

prove the theater’s acoustics.The stage curtain and stage

floor will also be replaced andthe orchestra pit will be upgrad-ed. He said a 2,500-square-feetaddition to the theater is also be-

Renovation of Oak Hills HighSchool’s theater beginsKurt [email protected]

PHOTO PROVIDED

An architectural rendering of the renovated Ione Holt Auditorium at OakHills High School. Auditorium renovations include all new seating, lighting,sound system, tech booth and a workshop addition for set construction.

See THEATER, Page 2A

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YOUR ONLINEHOMEFind local news from yourneighborhood atCincinnati.com/ communities

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THANKS TO GREAT PARKS

OF HAMILTON COUNTY

Great Parks ofHamilton County

invites the public tohelp spot and count

birds, like thisrufous-sided

towhee, at localparks.

Great Parks of Hamil-ton County is hosting itsannual winter bird counton Saturday, Dec. 12, from8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Keeping track of birdsthat migrate or stay in theparks for the winter helpsto provide important dataabout the avian population

trends in Hamilton Coun-ty. Birders are invited tobring binoculars and joinanytime during the day.

Those who are interest-ed are asked to pre-regis-ter their location atwww.greatparks.org to en-sure that enough volunteergroup leaders are avail-

able at the parks, includingSharon Woods. The countwill conclude with a finaltally at Winton Centre inWinton Woods at 4:15 p.m.There is no fee to partici-pate.

A valid Great Parks ofHamilton County motorvehicle permit ($10 annual

or $3 daily) is required toenter the parks. Armlederand Fernbank parks arecooperative ventures withthe Cincinnati Park Board.A motor vehicle permit isnot required.

More is available atwww.greatparks.org or bycalling 521-7275.

Help count winter birds at Sharon Woods2A • WESTERN HILLS PRESS • DECEMBER 2, 2015 NEWS

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ing constructed, whichwill house a workshop forbuilding stage sets.

“The workshop spaceis going to be great,” he

said. “All our set construc-tion will be done in a sep-arate room, which willkeep dust and debris outof the auditorium.”

Oak Hills’ auditoriumdates back to 1959, whenthe school was originallybuilt, and has remainedlargely unchanged since,Anderson said.

“It is really due forquite an upgrade,” he said.“We want to make sure ev-erything we’re doing lastsfor the next 50 years.”

A multifunctionalspace, he said the auditori-um is not only used by mu-sic and drama students. Italso serves as the mainmeeting area for the highschool’s class meetings,community meetings andprofessional developmentmeetings for staff, hesaid.

“With this renovationproject, we’re ensuringwe’re meeting the needsof the entire district andall our students and staff,”he said.

Private donations,grants, special fundrais-ing events and moneyfrom the district’s perma-nent improvement fundwill pay for the project.The Ione Holt AuditoriumRenovation Campaign, oriHARC, was formed earli-

er this year as a sub-com-mittee of the Oak HillsBand Association andcharged with raising mon-ey to help pay for the reno-vations.

Anderson said commu-nity support for the cam-paign has been great sofar, and the committeehopes fundraising in-creases even more in thenext few months.

Alan March, a cam-paign committee member,said individuals and busi-nesses who want to con-tribute can make tax-de-ductible donations tosponsor a seat in the newauditorium, purchase aleaf on a giving tree, spon-sor a show or event or buynaming rights to thestage, box office, orches-tra pit, tech booth or work-shop.

“Imagine the pride youwill feel when you seeyour name or your busi-ness’s name on the newstage, new tech booth oreven on the auditorium it-self,” he said.

“That pride will extendthrough the entire OakHills community as a sup-porter of local educationand community events foryears to come.”

Anderson said con-struction of the workshopaddition started the weekof Nov. 16. The entire pro-ject is expected to be fin-ished in July, and he saidthe auditorium shouldopen at the start of the2016-2017 school year.

“It’s going to be greatwhen it’s completed,” hesaid. “Everything willlook good and sound goodinside the auditorium.”

For information aboutthe iHARC campaign, do-nating and a list of upcom-ing fundraising events,visitohlsd.us/ohhsauditorium.

TheaterContinued from Page 1A

Time to nominate‘Neighbors WhoCare’

Just as your familyhas its holiday tradi-tions, the Western HillsPress has a tradition ofwhich we want you to bea part.

Every year, in ouredition between Christ-mas and New Year’s, wesalute local people whoshow us every day whatits means to be a goodneighbor.

We call it NeighborsWho Care, and we needyour help.

If you know someonewho regularly embodiesthe spirit of NeighborsWho Care – maybe theybrought you food duringan illness, or looked af-ter your house while youwere gone, or clearedyour driveway duringsnow, or helped pick updebris after a storm – ormaybe they just providea friendly face, or listenwhen you need to talk tosomeone.

No matter how theydisplay it, we want torecognize them.

Email nominations [email protected], with “Neigh-bors Who Care” in thesubject line. Tell us a lit-tle about them, and in-clude your name, com-munity and contact in-formation, as well astheirs.

Toy drive benefitschildren in Cheviot

Dollar General ishosting a toy drive forunderprivileged chil-dren in the Cheviot area.

The Cheviot policeand fire departmentshave partnered with

Dollar General to dis-tribute the collectedtoys to neighborhoodfamilies in need.

Those who want tohelp brighten the holi-days for others can do-nate new and unusedtoys at the Dollar Gener-al store at 5700 HarrisonAve. in Green Township.

The store is openfrom 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. sev-en days a week.

Call the Cheviot Po-lice Department at 661-2917 with questions.

Auxiliary of MercyHealth – WestHospital hostslinen sale

Just in time for theholidays, the Auxiliaryof Mercy Health – WestHospital is making iteasy to support qualitypatient care in the com-munity while checkinglinen items off yourholiday shopping list.

The group’s popularlinen sale takes placefrom 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.Thursday, Dec. 3 andFriday, Dec. 4, in confer-ence room T003 at WestHospital, 3300 MercyHealth Blvd.

The sale featureshigh quality linens to fittwin, XL twin, full,queen, king and Califor-nia king mattresses.Nine hundred threadcount sheets sets are$40, or three for $110;1200 thread count setsare $45, or three for$120.

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CWCA conductingMugs for Mealsfundraiser

The Cheviot West-wood Community Associ-ation is sponsoring itssecond annual Mugs forMeals fundraiser.

The group will sellleftover mugs from thisyear’s WestFest celebra-tion from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Saturday, Dec. 5, in frontof Cheviot City Hall andthe Cheviot Fire Depart-ment, 3814 Harrison Ave.

All proceeds will go tothe WestFed Food Pantryin Westwood and St. Vin-cent de Paul at St. Martinof Tours Church in Chevi-ot.

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Monetary donations ofany amount are acceptedas payment for a mug.

Open house atJenny’s HomemadeCookies

Jenny’s HomemadeCookies in Green Town-ship is hosting its annualopen house from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5.

In addition to the holi-days, this year the cookieshop is also celebratingits fifth anniversary.

The open house fea-tures cookie samples,coffee and milk, as wellas hourly door prizes anda tour of the bakery. Thegrand prize giveaway is a

holiday cookie tray filledwith three dozen cookies.

Guests can also take atag off of the giving treebenefiting Holy Familyparish and school in EastPrice Hill. Those whotake a tag from the treewill receive three freecookies upon return of agift card to the shop.

Jenny’s HomemadeCookies is at 6143 Bridge-town Road.

Breakfast withSanta at Mercy HighSchool

Mother of Mercy HighSchool is hosting a Break-fast with Santa at 9:30a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5.

Festivities includebreakfast, arts and craftsand photos with Santa.

Cost is $10 for adultsand $5 for children. Enterthrough the school’s tech-nology wing and park inthe lot located off Ep-worth Avenue.

All proceeds benefit aMercy senior’s efforts tobuy Kindles for girls liv-ing in an orphanage inEthiopia through an or-ganization called Ethio-pia’s Tomorrow.

Sign up at www. motherofmercy.org/breakfastwithsanta.

West Side orchestraperformingChristmas concert

The Cincinnati Metro-politan Orchestra willpresent “A ChristmasPortrait” at 3 p.m. Sun-day, Dec. 6, in the SetonPerformance Hall, 3901Glenway Ave.

The holiday concertfeatures classical, tradi-tional and modern selec-tions, audience sing-a-longs and an appearanceby Santa. Special guestwill be Nancy James,known to many for heryears on the Bob BraunShow and her live shows.

James will perform

some favorite Christmassongs, including thosewritten and made popu-lar by Ruth Lyons.

The concert is freeand open to the public.Donations are welcome.Visit www.gocmo.org orcall 941-8956 for informa-tion.

Author signingbooks on Germanheritage

Don Heinrich Tolz-mann will sign copies ofhis books from 2 p.m. to 4p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, atthe German HeritageMuseum, 4764 West Fork

Road, in Green Township.Books on Over-the-

Rhine, Christian Moer-lein, George Wiedemannand the Civil War will beavailable.

Tolzmann, a GreenTownship resident, ispresident of the German-American CitizensLeague and curator of theGerman Heritage Mu-seum.

For information, call574-1741.

Take a trip toCalifornia withFriends of ElderTravel

The Friends of ElderTravel group is organiz-ing a California rail tourwith Elder High SchoolPrincipal Tom Otten andhis wife, Bonnie.

The trip, July 30 toAug. 6, includes four sce-nic train rides and stopsin Yosemite, San Francis-co, the Napa Valley, Mon-teray Bay and more. Res-ervation deadline is Dec.11.

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» Cincinnati Land-mark Productions willpresent “Rent” Dec.2-Dec. 20.

Matthew Wilson isthe director/choreogra-pher; Michael Kennedyis music director andJenny Lutes is produc-tion stage manager.

The cast includes:Kelcey Steele (Mark),Tyler Kuhlman (Roger),Lisa Glove (Mimi),Aiden Sims (Maureen),Allison Muennich (Jo-anne), ChristopherCarter (Angel), RJCaldwell (Collins), Gar-rett Douthitt (Paul),Chris Darnell (Benny),Andrew Maloney(Steve), Matt Krieg(Gordon), AdrienneWilliams (Alexi Dar-ling), Cierra Watkins(Mrs. Jefferson), Han-nah Gregory (Mrs.Cohen) and Sean Mize(Mr. Jefferson).

Performance sched-ule:

Wednesday, Dec. 2;Thursday, Dec. 3; Fri-day, Dec. 4; Saturday,Dec. 5; Sunday, Dec. 6;Wednesday, Dec. 9;Thursday, Dec. 10; Fri-day, Dec. 11; Saturday,Dec. 12; Sunday, Dec.13; Wednesday, Dec. 16;Thursday, Dec. 17; Fri-day, Dec. 18; Saturday,Dec. 19, and Sunday,Dec. 20.

Wednesday andThursday shows beginat 7:30 p.m.; Friday andSaturday shows at 8p.m., and Sunday showsat 8 p.m.

Single tickets are onsale. Tickets are $26 foradults; $23 for studentsand seniors.

For more informa-tion on auditions, call513-241-6550, or visitwww.cincinnatiland-markproductions.com.

» Covedale Centerfor the Performing Artspresents “Mary Pop-pins,” through Dec. 27.

Original Music andLyrics by Richard M.Sherman and Robert B.Sherman; Book by Ju-lian Fellowes

Tim Perrino is Di-rector; Steve Goes ismusic director; Maggie

Perrino is choreogra-pher.

The cast includes:Matt Dentino (Bert),Alyssa Hostetler (MaryPoppins), Dave Wilson(George Banks), SarahViola (Winifred Banks),Lili Shires (JaneBanks), Peter Godsey(Michael Banks), EmilyCarroll Martin (Birdwoman/Katie Nanna),Sarah Cox (Miss Lark/Ensemble), TimothyCarney (AdmiralBoom), Torie Pate (MissAndrew/Miss Smythe/Queen Victoria), Bran-don Bentley (RobertsonAy), Jeremy Cox (Ne-leus), Karen Vosseberg(Mrs. Brill), JamieSteele (Bank Chairman/Ensemble), SarahGrace Griswold (Mrs.Corry), Tyler Gau (Po-liceman/Von Hussler/Ensemble), Greg Moore(John Northbrook/ParkKeeper), Kate Stark(Ensemble), AshtonFrancis (Ensemble),Clare Miller (Ensem-ble), Franchesca Mon-tazemi (Ensemble) andRobert Fields (Ensem-ble)

Show dates: Thurs-day, Dec. 3; Friday, Dec.4; Saturday, Dec. 5;Sunday, Dec. 6; Thurs-day, Dec. 10; Friday,Dec. 11; Saturday, Dec.12; Sunday, Dec. 13;Wednesday, Dec. 16;Thursday, Dec. 17; Fri-day, Dec. 18; Saturday,Dec. 19; Sunday, Dec.20; Tuesday, Dec. 22;Wednesday, Dec. 23;Saturday, Dec. 26; Sun-day, Dec. 27.

Show times are 7:30p.m. Tuesdays, Wednes-days and Thursdays; 8p.m. Fridays and Sat-urdays, and 2 p.m. Sun-days.

Covedale Center forthe Performing Arts isat 4990 Glenway Ave.

Tickets are $26 foradults, $23 for seniors/students, and are avail-able online at www.cin-cinnatilandmarkpro-ductions.com or bycalling the box office at513-241-6550.

For more informa-tion, contact the Cov-edale Center for thePerforming Arts, 513-241-6550.

ON THE WEST SIDE STAGE

PRICE HILL – For thefirst time since CincinnatiLandmark Productionsopened its second perfor-mance venue in the neigh-borhood, both of thegroup’s theaters are run-ning shows simultaneous-ly.

This holiday season,the Covedale Center forthe Performing Arts ispresenting “Mary Pop-pins,” and the WarsawFederal Incline Theater ispresenting “Rent.”

“The programming wechose was extremely de-liberate,” Rodger Pille,communications and de-velopment director forCincinnati Landmark Pro-ductions, said.

“We really want to of-fer something for every-one on the West Side and Ithink these shows illus-trate that.”

“Mary Poppins” runsNov. 27 through Dec. 27, atthe Covedale, and “Rent”runs Dec. 2-20, at the In-cline theater.

Tim Perrino, artisticdirector of CincinnatiLandmark, said the holi-day season is an especial-ly popular time for takingin a show, as many peopleand families have made ita tradition to see a livemusical or play.

The two musicals thetheater group is present-ing this year at the holi-days are geared to attractdifferent audiences, hesaid. “Mary Poppins”

aims to please familiesand children, while“Rent” is meant to bringin adults and young pro-fessionals.

He said “Rent” is idealfor folks who are home forthe holidays and lookingto reunite with friendsfrom high school and col-lege. They can grab din-ner before the show or goout for drinks afterward.

“I’ve had so many peo-ple tell me they’ve in-stalled a family traditionof seeing a holiday showat the Covedale,” Perrino

said. “We have one tradi-tion very well establishedthere. It will be cool tofind that same niche for adifferent demographic atthe Incline.”

Whether its familiesgoing to the Covedale orcollege buddies gettingtogether at the Incline, hesaid it should be a greatholiday occasion for ev-eryone.

“We really want to be adestination for the holi-days,” he said.

If the Incline Districttheater continues to per-

form the way it has sinceopening in June, it won’tbe long before a new holi-day tradition is cementedthere as well.

Pille said the Incline’ssummer season consistedof three productions, witha total of 45 shows. All 45shows completely soldout.

“We had one heck of astreak,” he said.

The $6 million, 229-seat theater in East PriceHill’s Incline Districtopened its first show June3. Pille said the success ofthe summer season car-ried over into its fall dis-trict series, and since itsopening, the theater hasseated more than 15,000guests.

Add that number to themore than 43,000 peoplethe Covedale drew thispast year with its shows,and it’s clear CincinnatiLandmark Productions isat the center of a vibrantarts and theater scene onthe West Side.

While both theaters arepopular among West Sideresidents, who no longerhave to stray far fromtheir neighborhoods tosee quality perfor-mances, Perrino and Pillesaid they are also attract-ing crowds from commu-nities across the region.

“We draw people frommore than 300 ZIP codes,”Pille said. “Our theatersare definitely pulling a lotof people into Price Hill.”

With both venues nowin full swing and offeringcomplementary program-ming appealing to a widespectrum of audiences,Perrino said the theatergroup believes it now hasthe platform for a strongfuture.

“It’s a lot of fun,” hesaid. “We’re having a goodtime and we hope otherpeople will too.”

Tickets are still avail-able for both “Mary Pop-pins” and “Rent.”

Call 241-6550 or 241-6551, or visit www. cincin-natilandmarkproductions.com forticket information.

Holiday shows offered atCovedale, Incline theatersKurt [email protected]

KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Tim Perrino, left, and Rodger Pille, of Cincinnati LandmarkProductions, hang out on the set of “Rent” at the WarsawFederal Incline Theater in East Price Hill. The theater group,which also operates the Covedale Center for the PerformingArts, is presenting two musicals at the same time this holidayseason. “Mary Poppins” is on the stage at the Covedale theater.

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» It’s about that timeto celebrate the seasonwith Holiday in Lightsand Santaland in SharonWoods.

Holiday in Lights iswell-known for its thou-

sands of twinkling lightsand more than 120 holi-day-themed displays thatare enjoyed all from thewarmth of your vehicle.The event is open nightlythrough Jan. 2, 6 p.m. to 9p.m. Sundays-Thursdays,and 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.Fridays and Saturdays.Admission is $13 pervehicle ($45 for busesand 15-passenger vans).

Step into Santaland inSharon Centre and get aphoto with Santa, laugh atMr. Scrooge, enjoy Dick-ens Carolers, see a fes-tive train display, enjoyholiday treats and muchmore. Santaland will beopen nightly throughDec. 23, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.Sundays-Thursdays, and6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fridaysand Saturdays. Entranceis free.

Sharon Woods is at11450 Lebanon Road,Sharonville, Ohio 45241.A valid Great Parks ofHamilton County motorvehicle permit ($10 annu-al; $3 daily) is required toenter the park.

» Little girls and theirmothers, aunts, grand-mothers and friends areinvited to McAuley HighSchool’s Christmas Tea, 1p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sat-urday, Dec. 5. The festiv-ities will take place inMcAuley’s cafeteria. Theaward-winning McAuleyVocal Ensemble will singChristmas carols as thelittle ones enjoy crafts,goodies, and a visit with aspecial guest.

Tickets are $15 foradults and $10 for little

girls and can be boughtonline at www.mcau-leyhs.net/tea2015. Formore information, con-tact Brigitte Foley [email protected].

» The German Heri-tage Museum celebratesthe beginning of the Ad-vent season with its St.Nicholas Day celebrationfrom 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.Sunday, Dec. 6.

St. Nicholas is sched-uled to meet and greetchildren and guests from2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Membersof the Cincinnati CarversGuild will display theirbeautiful wood carvings.Refreshments, includingchocolate drinks, cookiesand Kuchen, will be avail-able. The German Heri-tage Museum Choir willsing German Christmassongs at 3 p.m. Gift itemsare available, includingGerman Heritage Mu-seum T-shirts. AuthorsDann Woellert and ElfeVallaster Dona will alsohave their German heri-tage books available.

The German-Amer-ican Citizens League,which was founded in1895, opened the GermanHeritage Museum in 2000to showcase the Germanheritage of the region. Itis at 4764 West ForkRoad. For more informa-tion on the German Heri-tage Museum, go to:www.gacl.org.

» McAuley HighSchool will present twoholiday concerts.

The annual HolidayHarmony Showcase Con-

cert will be at 7:30 p.m.Monday, Dec. 7. Thisconcert will be an all-choral show, featuringboth McAuley’s and LaSalle High School’s vari-ous vocal groups. Ticketsare $5 at the door.

The Sounds of Christ-mas Concert will be at7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13.This concert will spot-light the McAuleyChorus, Orchestra, andVocal Ensemble. Ticketsare $5 at the door.

Call 513-681-1800 Ex-tension 2228 for furtherinformation.

» The community isinvited to enjoy, “A Cele-bration of Carols,” as St.Aloysius Gonzaga’s Choirand Chamber Orchestrapresent their annualLessons & Carols concertat 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13,in the church at 4366Bridgetown Road.

The program willinclude carols, scripturereadings and the soundsof St. Al’s 50-voice choirand chamber orchestra in“A Celebration of Carols”by Joseph Martin. Les-sons & Carols is a giftfrom St. Al’s to the com-munity. This year’s pro-gram is on Gaudete Sun-day and promises a beau-tiful and inspiring pro-gram to elevate andenrich your holiday spir-it.

Community membersare welcome to attend.Admission is free and notickets are required.Questions can be directedto the Parish Office at513-574-4840.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

PRICE HILL – Theneighborhood will onceagain be bustling asschools, community or-ganizations and business-es open their doors to ush-er in the holidays.

Holiday on the Hill, afestive weekend high-lighting the arts and thecommunity, returns for its11th straight year. Activ-ities run Friday, Dec. 4,through Sunday, Dec. 6,throughout Price Hill.

Ann Andriacco, a PriceHill resident who helpedstart the event as chair ofPrice Hill Will’s Arts Com-munity Action Team, saidthis year’s festivities in-clude traditional favor-ites, along with some newadditions.

“We hope to see a lot ofour neighbors at all theevents,” she said. “It real-ly does kick off the holi-days in Price Hill.”

The idea for Holiday onthe Hill came from ameeting at a coffee shop,where a group of peoplediscussed how to generatea buzz about the neighbor-hood, she said. They set-tled on planning a week-end of holiday eventscombining the arts withthe Price Hill businessdistricts.

“The first year wekicked it off by stringingsome lights from a fewshopping carts in theparking lot at CVS. I thinkwe even had to borrow anextension cord from CVSso we could plug in thelights,” Andriacco said.

“We’ve come a longway from that first year.”

Today the weekendstarts with Friday eve-ning’s Light the Hill cere-mony at Seton HighSchool, featuring carolsperformed by the Elderand Seton singers, an offi-cial tree lighting and fam-

ily activities.Light the Hill begins at

6 p.m. Dec. 4, on Seton’sfront lawn. Following thetree lighting, MyCincin-nati youth orchestra willperform inside the SetonCommons, which will alsohost a children’s holidayfair with crafts and re-freshments.

Friday also featuresthe Illuminating the Artsin Price Hill event from 7p.m. to 9 p.m. The FlatsGallery and the WarsawProject Gallery will eachhost art shows and sales;Corner BLOC Coffee willhave music, refreshmentsand a Price Hill authorsbook signing; CovedaleCenter for the PerformingArts presents “Mary Pop-pins” and the Sunset Play-ers will perform “DorothyMeets Alice.”

Andriacco said the En-right Ridge Urban Ecovil-lage has joined Holiday onthe Hill this year, and willhost a “Homemade Good-ness” sale with jams,breads, gifts, crafts and aquilt raffle on Friday eve-ning and Saturday after-

noon.Saturday begins with

music and an arts andcrafts sale at 10:30 a.m. inElder High School’sSchaeper Center. Severalschool and church groupswill perform, and she saidabout 40 artists and craf-ters will have works forsale.

The Price Hill Recrea-tion Center will host abreakfast with Santa at9:30 a.m. Saturday; SantaMaria Community Ser-vices will have milk andcookies with Santa at 11a.m.; and the CovedaleBranch Library, Price HillBranch Library and PriceHill Historical Societywill each have openhouses.

Saturday also featuresnewcomers in Lish’s Gal-lery, which will host aPrice Hill artist show, andthe Salvage Sisters, a newshop at 3506 Warsaw Ave.The @3506 art gallery onWarsaw will also be openSaturday, and the WarsawAvenue Firehouse willhost a piñata making par-ty.

The Sunset Players andthe Covedale theater willpresent their respectiveshows again on Saturdayand Sunday as well.

Holiday on the Hillwraps up Sunday with theCincinnati MetropolitanOrchestra’s free Christ-mas concert at 3 p.m., inthe Seton PerformanceHall.

Throughout the week-end, guests can view thewindow paintings depict-ing holiday memories at17 different businessesand organizations in PriceHill and take part in ascavenger hunt to identifythe holiday stories areastudents and artists havepainted on the panes.

“Lots of people lookforward to the Holiday onthe Hill,” Andriacco said.“It gives us a chance toshowcase all the greatthings throughout theneighborhood and every-one sees it as a time to cel-ebrate and a time to sharePrice Hill.”

A schedule of festivi-ties can be found at www.holidayonthehill.org.

Holiday on the Hill marks its 11th yearKurt [email protected]

PHOTO PROVIDED

Diamond Crawford, a student at DePaul Cristo Rey High School who interns at Price Hill Will,paints a window at the community organization’s office in preparation for the annual Holidayon the Hill event. Decorated windows will be on display as part of this year’s holidaycelebration, which runs Dec. 4-6 throughout Price Hill.

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SCHOOLSSCHOOLSACHIEVEMENTS | NEWS | ACTIVITIES | HONORS CommunityPress.com

WESTERN HILLSPRESSEditor: Richard Maloney, [email protected], 248-7134

McAuley High School» McAuley students are fre-

quently acknowledged for theiracademic, service, and athleticaccomplishments at McAuleythroughout the year, but somestudents choose to pursue ex-cellence, not only at school, butaway from campus as well.

Freshman Brittney DiDo-menico, the daughter of Chris-tine Mullikin of Mount Healthy,is the Ohio High School pins ar-chery state champion. Inspiredby her uncle, she started com-peting in archery in May, andwon the championship in July atthe state competition. Mullikinnow owns two bows, a tradition-al one and a compound bow, andshe has learned to bow hunt. Sheintends to participate in a Ju-nior Olympic program in thespring and compete all summernext year.

Sisters Bailey (sophomore)and Kira Ritter (senior), daugh-ters of John and Amy Ritter ofHarrison, are members of theCincinnati Junior Rowing Club.In two of their most recentraces, the Columbus Fall Clas-sic and the Blake Haxton Regat-ta, their boats won first place.The sisters compete at differ-ent levels; Bailey is third varsi-ty and Kira is first varsity. Ded-icated to their sport, they prac-tice six days a week on the Lick-ing River. Kira has beenawarded a rowing scholarshipto Clemson University.

Senior Kendra Lang won$100 and a second-place ribbonin the Harvest Home Fair AdultArt Show. She entered a 14-inch-by-17-inch graphite and char-coal portrait of Kurt Cobain.Lang is the daughter of Markand Dianne Lang of MonfortHeights.

Freshman Bridgett Dillen-burger, who was diagnosed withscoliosis a few years ago, hasinitiated a support group forother girls dealing with thesame disease.

“My struggles inspired me tocreate a support group for othergirls like me,” she said. “It’s al-ways very difficult to gothrough something like this andI know that it is much easier ifyou have someone by your sidewho understands what it islike.”

She reached out to other teengirls and they meet at a local li-brary monthly to share with oneanother. Her group has the clev-er title of Scoliosisters, and shehas an Instagram account andbusiness cards at CincinnatiChildren’s for other patients.Dillenburger will undergo a spi-nal fusion surgery later thismonth. She is the daughter ofDavid and Jenni Dillenburgerof Harrison.

» McAuley High School sen-iors Julie Lasonczyk and SylviaMattingly have artwork on dis-play through Dec. 4 at MountSaint Joseph University's artshow, Selections 2015. The bien-nial exhibition features worksof art created by area highschool juniors and seniors as se-lected and submitted by theirart teachers. Lasonczyk’s art-work is an acrylic painting oncanvas and Mattingly’s piece is

a drawing of agorilla.

Seton HighSchool

» SetonHigh Schoolseniors whoseartwork wasshowcased at

the 2015 Thomas More CollegeArt Show include Emma Utley,Katie Macke and Kaitlyn Fields.

Utley’s artwork was digital

photography, Macke’s piecewas a ceramic camera andFields’ ceramic creation was aslab pot. Their artwork was cho-

sen from among 200 pieces ofart submitted from local highschool students.

St. Ignatius SchoolSaint Ignatius Loyola School

and Principal Tim Reilly hasbeen awarded the Edward M.Shaughnessy III “Serving AllGod’s Children” Award for In-clusion.

The national award is givenannually to a Catholic school ad-ministrator or educator who hasmade an outstanding contribu-tion to furthering inclusiveCatholic education for all, espe-

cially children with learningdifferences.

Reilly has been committed toserving all learners, includingthose who need enrichment andintervention during his 21-yeartenure as the principal at St. Ig-natius School. Reilly has built aculture that was described byparents as ”the joyous embrac-ing of what is unique about eachindividual.” The heart of St. Ig-natius’s success lies in its phi-losophy of celebrating the giftsand talents of all students. Thisphilosophy is woven throughoutthe school.

SCHOOLS NOTEBOOK

Utley

THANKS TO KATHY DIETRICH

McAuley freshman BridgettDillenburger, who was diagnosedwith scoliosis a few years ago, hasinitiated a support group for othergirls dealing with the same disease.

THANKS TO KATHY DIETRICH

McAuley students Sylvia Mattingly (left) and Julie Lasonczyk (right) withart teacher Samantha Setterlin.

PROVIDED

Tim Reilly receives the "Serving AllGod's Children Award" with hiswife, Becky Reilly, at his side.

PROVIDED

Katie Macke made this ceramiccamera, on display at Thomas MoreCollege.

PROVIDED

Kaitlyn Field’s ceramic slab pot, ondisplay at Thomas More College.

PROVIDED

Emma Utley’s digital photo, on display at Thomas More College.

PROVIDED

Sylvia Mattingly's drawing of a gorilla is on display at Mount St. Joseph.

PROVIDED

Julie Lasonczyk’s acrylic painting on canvas is on display at Mount St.Joseph.

FieldsMacke

SAINT URSULAACADEMY

The following area studentshave earned honors for thefirst quarter of 2015-2016:

FreshmenFirst Honors - Margaret Berd-ing, Molly Blome, AmandaCarrick, Eva Caudill, KaylaCromer, Shannon Donovan,Kimberly Dryden, LaurenFlanigan, Emma Foster, Mor-gan Hoffman, Magdalene

Imbus, Alexis Kaeser, LaurenKauffman, Emily Keller, Kath-ryn Mechley, Brigid Murphy,Margaret Ondeck, HannahRieder, Abigail Weidner,Madelyn Young.

Second Honors - Kaitlin Carmo-sino, Olivia Coughlin, AnneDeters, Yulia Feist, JosephineFerguson, Cassidy Finley, KerryHealey, Julia Kirby, MaHalle’Long, Jessica Lutz, Edie Lynn,Drew Mason, ElizabethSchwartz.

SophomoresFirst Honors - Hannah Bolinger,Zoe Cappel, Grace Clark,Natalie Coughlin, AbigailGalloway, Elizabeth Geraghty,Sarah Geraghty, GabrielleGick, Alexandria Hendon,Lilian Jerow, Taylor Kaeser,Savannah Kleeman, CassandraLoew, Caroline Lottman,Kathleen Reilly, Alexia Scholl,Kathryn Schulte, Lauren Tal-bot, Madalyn Venard, AshleyVoelkerding, Kerrigan Wessel.

Second Honors - Sophie Betsch,Margaret Breitenstein, AlexaCarlton, Lauren Geoppinger,Annemarie Jackson, JessicaKlus, Grace Maliborski, AllisonSmith, Julia Stephenson,Cassandra Talbot, Isabel Wrol-stad.

JuniorsFirst Honors - Mary Berding,Abigail Bisher, SavannahCarrick, Luciana Cassiere,Anna Engelhardt, MeganFerguson, Paige Finley, Jo-

sephine Hamburg, ShannonHealey, Riley Jerow, ThereseKondash, Molly Martin, Alex-andra Miller, Natalie Mouch,Emma Oaks, Abigail Olson,Lauren Pagano, Hannah Paul,Loren Pfeiffer, Clare Putt-mann, Violet Schramm, Han-nah Weadick, Lydia Weidner,Allison Zisko.

Second Honors - Kelli Currin,Jennifer Dillon, Adriana Knoll-man, Kate Liesch, Anna Me-chley, Kelly Murphy, NatalieWeber, Isabel York.

SeniorsFirst Honors - Melissa Daeschn-er, Karly Hofmann, AnnaKelley, Rebecca Knaley, Madi-son Luken, Taylor Luken,Emma Maliborski, MarleyMolkentin, Grace Nusekabel,Sarah Price, Maureen Reilly,Margaret Schroeder, GraceSchuermann, Sara Shinn.

Second Honors - Carolyn Chin,Caitlin Dirr, Kathleen Doherty,Marcy Klus, Alexandra Wall,McKenzie Young.

SAINT URSULA ACADEMY HONOR ROLLS

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The Forest Park DemocraticClub Meeting, 7 p.m., ForestPark Senior Center, 11555 Win-ton Road, Group meets onfourth Thursday of each month,except in December, whenmeeting is conducted on firstThursday of month. Ages 18 andup. Free. Presented by ForestPark Democratic Club. 595-5252.Forest Park.

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December Morning Intro toYoga for Beginners, 9-10 a.m.,EarthConnection, 370 NeebRoad, For participants who havenever tried yoga. $54 for 6classes; class pass available.Reservations recommended.Presented by Yoga by Marietta.675-2725; www.yogabymariet-ta.com. Delhi Township.

Karaoke and Open MicMean Jean Rockin’ Thursdays,9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., Club Trio,5744 Springdale Road, Free.385-1005; www.clubtriolounge-.com. Colerain Township.

On Stage - TheaterRent, 7:30 p.m., Warsaw FederalIncline Theater, 801 MatsonPlace, Inspiring musical aboutfriends struggling with addic-tion, poverty, AIDS and love.$26, $23 seniors and students.Presented by Covedale Centerfor the Performing Arts. 241-6550; www.warsawfeder-alinclinetheater.com. East PriceHill.

Mary Poppins, 7:30 p.m., Cov-edale Center for the PerformingArts, 4990 Glenway Ave., $26,$23 seniors and students. Reser-vations recommended. Present-ed by Cincinnati LandmarkProductions. Through Dec. 27.241-6550; www.cincinnatiland-markproductions.com. WestPrice Hill.

RecreationWeekly Senior Bingo, 12:30p.m., North College Hill SeniorCenter, 1586 Goodman Ave., Forseniors. $.50 a card. ThroughDec. 24. 521-3462. North CollegeHill.

Senior CitizensExercise to Music, 10-11 a.m.,Green Township Senior Center,3620 Epley Road, $1. 385-3780.Green Township.

Open Bridge, noon to 3:30 p.m.,Green Township Senior Center,3620 Epley Road, Free. 385-3780.Green Township.

Support GroupsWomen’s Heart to HeartSupport Group, 6:30-7:30 p.m.,Christ Hospital, 5885 HarrisonAve., Learn more about healthyliving. For Women. Free. 585-2366; www.thechristhospital-.com. Green Township.

FRIDAY, DEC. 4Art & Craft ClassesHalf Price Sit Fees, 5-9 p.m., ThePottery Place, 3616 Jessup Road,Every Friday from 5-9 p.m. halfprice. $4. 741-1500; www.the-potteryplacecincy.com. GreenTownship.

Ornament Blow, 10 a.m. to 8p.m., Neusole Glassworks, 11925Kemper Springs Drive, Learn tomake glass blown ornament.$35 per ornament. Reservationsrequired. 751-3292; neuso-leglassworks.com. Forest Park.

Holiday Crafts Workshop,6:30-8:30 p.m., LaBoiteauxWoods, 5400 Lanius Lane, Makecrafts with natural materials. $5.Reservations required. Present-ed by Cincinnati Parks ExploreNature. 542-2909; cincinnati-parks.com. College Hill.

Business SeminarsEPA Lead Renovator Training,8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Proactive SafetyServices Training Center, $240.Registration required. 372-6232;www.proactivesafetyservi-ces.com. Forest Park.

Drink TastingsWinter and Holiday WineTastings, 5:30-7:30 p.m., NatureNook Florist and Wine Shop, 10S. Miami Ave., Taste great winesfrom small production wineriesaround globe. Light snacks,cheeses and fun conversationincluded. Ages 21 and up. $5.467-1988; www.naturenookonli-ne.com. Cleves.

Exercise ClassesVinyasa Flow Yoga, 6-7 p.m.,EarthConnection, 370 NeebRoad, $10 drop-in, $45 five-classpass, $80 10-class pass, $14020-class pass. Presented by Yogaby Marietta. 675-2725; www.yo-gabymarietta.com. Delhi Town-ship.

Dance Fit, 9:30-10:30 a.m.,Keeping Fit Studio, $5. 720-4142.Colerain Township.

Engage Your Inner HealerChikung, 6:30-8 p.m., GraceEpiscopal Church, 5501 HamiltonAve., Choir Room on SecondFloor at End of hallway on left.Create own personal plan forhealth enhancement/energeticempowerment. Learn to engagewith your own internal medicinebased upon traditional Chinesetechnique of ChiKung (Qigong).This is done through purposefulrelaxation, breath/posturalawareness/movement. $50, $40

advance. Presented by HarmonicPulse Wellness. 405-1514;www.harmonicpulsewell-ness.com. College Hill.

Senior Strength Exercise,9:30-10:30 a.m., North CollegeHill Senior Center, 1586 Good-man Ave., 1586 GoodmanAvenue. With instructor DebYaeger. For seniors. $2. 205-5064. North College Hill.

Holiday - ChristmasHoliday on the Hill, 5-10 p.m.,Price Hill, Price Hill, Price variesper event. Presented by Price HillWill. 251-3800, ext. 105;www.holidayonthehill.org. PriceHill.

Music - RockGas House Guerillas, 9:30 p.m.to 1:30 a.m., Club Trio, 5744Springdale Road, Free. 385-1005;www.clubtriolounge.com.Colerain Township.

On Stage - TheaterRent, 8 p.m., Warsaw FederalIncline Theater, $26, $23 seniorsand students. 241-6550;www.warsawfederalinclinethea-ter.com. East Price Hill.

Mary Poppins, 8 p.m., CovedaleCenter for the Performing Arts,$26, $23 seniors and students.Reservations recommended.241-6550; www.cincinnatiland-markproductions.com. WestPrice Hill.

SATURDAY, DEC. 5Art & Craft ClassesOrnament Blow, 10 a.m. to 8p.m., Neusole Glassworks, $35per ornament. Reservationsrequired. 751-3292; neuso-leglassworks.com. Forest Park.

Holiday Crafts Workshop, 3-5p.m., LaBoiteaux Woods, $5.Reservations required. 542-2909;cincinnatiparks.com. CollegeHill.

BenefitsJill’s Wish You A Merry Christ-mas Gala, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., LaSalle High School, 3091 NorthBend Road, Fundraising event tohelp provide financial assistanceto women battling breastcancer. Ages 21 and up. BenefitsJill’s Wish. $50. Registrationrecommended. Presented byJill’s Wish Foundation. 502-819-2104; www.jillswish.org. GreenTownship.

Dining EventsLourdes Youth Group Spa-ghetti Dinner, 5-7 p.m., OurLady of Lourdes School, 5835Glenway Ave., HomemadeItalian spaghetti and meatballdinner. Visit from Santa andChristmas carols sung by Lourdeschoir. Carry-out available. $11, $5kids. 922-0715. Westwood.

Drink TastingsWine Tasting, noon to 5 p.m.,Henke Winery, 3077 HarrisonAve., Receive 7 tastes and takehome souvenir glass. Appetizersand meals available to accompa-ny tasting. Ages 21 and up. $10.Reservations recommended.662-9463; www.henkewine-.com. Westwood.

Exercise ClassesDance Fit, 9:30-10:30 a.m.,Keeping Fit Studio, $5. 720-4142.Colerain Township.

Holiday - ChristmasHoliday on the Hill, 9-10 p.m.,Price Hill, Price varies per event.251-3800, ext. 105; www.holi-dayonthehill.org. Price Hill.

Music - Classic RockHollywood Tragedy, 9:30 p.m.to 1:30 a.m., Club Trio, 5744Springdale Road, Free. 385-1005;clubtriolounge.com. ColerainTownship.

On Stage - TheaterRent, 8 p.m., Warsaw FederalIncline Theater, $26, $23 seniorsand students. 241-6550;www.warsawfederalinclinethea-ter.com. East Price Hill.

Mary Poppins, 8 p.m., CovedaleCenter for the Performing Arts,$26, $23 seniors and students.Reservations recommended.241-6550; www.cincinnatiland-markproductions.com. WestPrice Hill.

SUNDAY, DEC. 6Art & Craft ClassesOrnament Blow, 10 a.m. to 8p.m., Neusole Glassworks, $35per ornament. Reservationsrequired. 751-3292; neuso-leglassworks.com. Forest Park.

Dining EventsBest Sunday Brunch on theWest Side, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,Aston Oaks Golf Club, 1 AstonOaks Drive, Omelet and wafflestations, goetta, sausage, bis-cuits, bacon, fruit and more.Lunch portion begins at 11 a.m.Large parties welcome. Specialpricing on holidays. $11.95, $8.95seniors and ages 7-14, free ages6 and under. Reservationsrequired. 467-0070, ext. 3. NorthBend.

Exercise ClassesDance Fit, 9:30-10:30 a.m.,Keeping Fit Studio, $5. 720-4142.Colerain Township.

ExhibitsDelhi in Bloom and The Lan-guage of Flowers, 12:30-3p.m., Delhi Historical SocietyFarmhouse Museum, 468 An-derson Ferry Road, Learn historyof Delhi Township through itsfloriculture with new exhibits.Delhi in Bloom explains howgrapes, growers and green-houses shaped history of DelhiTownship and The Language ofFlowers explores Victorian’s loveof flowers. Free. Presented byDelhi Historical Society. 720-0942; www.delhihistoricalsocie-ty.org. Delhi Township.

Holiday - ChristmasHoliday on the Hill, 9-10 p.m.,Price Hill, Price varies per event.251-3800, ext. 105; www.holi-dayonthehill.org. Price Hill.

Mount Healthy HistoricalSociety Holiday Open House,1-3 p.m., Mount Healthy HistoryMuseum, 1546 McMakin Ave.,Children’s crafts, storytelling,live hammered dulcimer music.Santa visits. Sweet treats andcider. Tour our museum andhistoric collections. Free. Pre-sented by Mount Healthy His-torical Society. 931-6420. MountHealthy.

St. Nicholas Day Celebration,1-5 p.m., German HeritageMuseum, 4764 West Fork Road,St. Nicholas is scheduled to meetand greet children and guestsfrom 2-4 p.m. Members ofCincinnati Carvers Guild displaywood carvings. Refreshments,including chocolate drinks,cookies and Kuchen available.German Heritage Museum Choirperforms. Free. Presented byGerman-American CitizensLeague of Greater Cincinnati.574-1741; www.gacl.org. GreenTownship.

Music - BenefitsToys for Tots Benefit Concert,2-3:30 p.m., Mount St. JosephUniversity, 5701 Delhi Road,Auditorium. Westside Communi-ty Band presents Christmasconcert. Bring new, unwrappedtoy. Donations by cash or checkalso accepted. Benefits Toys forTots. Presented by Westside

Community Band. 328-4853;on.fb.me/1W7QSJk. Delhi Town-ship.

Music - ClassicalA Christmas Portrait, 3 p.m.,Seton High School, 3901 Glen-way Ave., Auditorium. Christmasconcert featuring traditional,classical and modern selections.Featuring local entertainerNancy James. Free. Presented byCincinnati Metropolitan Orches-tra. 941-8956. West Price Hill.

Music - ReligiousCelebrate the Season Christ-mas Concert, 2-4 p.m., St. JohnNeumann Church, 12191 MillRoad, Cincinnati Brass Bandplays holiday favorites. BenefitsGlenmay Home Missioners. Free.Presented by Glenmary HomeMissioners. 881-7400; www.glen-mary.org/christmasconcert.Springfield Township.

On Stage - TheaterRent, 2 p.m., Warsaw FederalIncline Theater, $26, $23 seniorsand students. 241-6550;www.warsawfederalinclinethea-ter.com. East Price Hill.

Mary Poppins, 2 p.m., CovedaleCenter for the Performing Arts,$26, $23 seniors and students.Reservations recommended.241-6550; www.cincinnatiland-markproductions.com. WestPrice Hill.

Support GroupsCaregivers’ Support Group,3:30-5 p.m., Journey to Hope,703 Compton Road, Find net-work of friends who listen,understand and ease eachother’s burdens by sharingtechniques for joys and chal-lenges caregiving provides. First15 minutes include short talkfrom speaker on issue of interestto group. 931-5777. Finneytown.

MONDAY, DEC. 7Business SeminarsEPA Lead Renovator Training,8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Proactive SafetyServices Training Center, $240.Registration required. 372-6232;www.proactivesafetyservi-ces.com. Forest Park.

Dining EventsGourmet Monday NightBuffet, 4-8 p.m., The Meadows,59 E. Main St., The Grand Ball-room. Menu changes weekly.$15. Reservations for largeparties available. 941-7638;www.themeadowsbanquet-.com. Addyston.

Exercise ClassesZumba Fitness, 5:45-6:45 p.m.,St. John’s Westminster UnionChurch, 1085 Neeb Road, $7.347-4613. Delhi Township.

Dance Jamz, 6:45-7:45 p.m.,Sayler Park Community Center,$5 per class or $40 for 10 classes.706-1324. Sayler Park.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga, 6-7 p.m.,EarthConnection, $10 drop-in,$45 five-class pass, $80 10-classpass, $140 20-class pass. 675-2725; www.yogabymarietta-.com. Delhi Township.

Dance Fit, 9:30-10:30 a.m.,Keeping Fit Studio, $5. 720-4142.Colerain Township.

Zumba Gold for Seniors,9:30-10:15 a.m., North CollegeHill Senior Center, 1586 Good-man Ave., . For seniors. $2 perclass. 205-5064. North CollegeHill.

Zumba, 6-7 p.m., Keeping FitStudio, 7778 Colerain Ave., Highenergy dance fitness class for alllevels of fitness. For Ages 16 andup. $5. 720-4142. ColerainTownship.

Health / WellnessFree Hearing Screening, 9 a.m.to 5 p.m., The Place for BetterHearing, 3302 WestbourneDrive, Free. Reservations re-quired. 922-0123; www.hearing-better.net. Green Township.

TUESDAY, DEC. 8Exercise ClassesDance Fit, 9:30-10:30 a.m.,Keeping Fit Studio, $5. 720-4142.Colerain Township.

Health / WellnessFree Hearing Screening, 9 a.m.to 5 p.m., The Place for BetterHearing, Free. Reservationsrequired. 922-0123; www.hea-ringbetter.net. Green Township.

THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

ABOUT CALENDARTo submit calendar items, go to Cincinnati.com/share, log in

and click on “submit an event.” Send digital photos to [email protected] along with event information.Items are printed on a space-available basis with local eventstaking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publicationdate.

To find more calendar events, go to Cincinnati.com/calendar.

THANKS TO REBECCA BUTTS

Holiday on the Hill returns to Price Hill 6-9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5and 2-8 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6. Friday brings a tree lighting at Seton High School, Children’sHoliday Fair at Seton High School and Price Hill Gallery Walk. Music, arts and crafts sale will beat Elder High School 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, milk and cookies with Santa at Santa MariaCommunity Services from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and open houses. On Sunday, take in a freeCincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra concert at 3 p.m. at Seton High School. “Mary Poppins” willbe performed at 8 p.m. each night at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts. And“Dorothy Meets Alice” will be performed at the Arts Center at Dunham each day. Students ofMYCincinnati, a free youth orchestra program for children of Price Hill, perform during a pastHoliday on the Hill. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.holidayonthehill.org. Formore information, call 251-3800, ext. 105.

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An ounce of prevention is worth a poundof cure. Especially when it comes to leav-ening baked goods during this super busyholiday season.

That’s why I’m reminding you again tocheck your leavening agents. For bakingpowder, stir a teaspoon or so into 1/4 cupwarm water. It should fizz up right away. Ifnot, toss it.

To test leavening power in baking soda,stir a teaspoon or so into 1/4 cup of vinegaror lemon juice. It should also fizz up rightaway.

Stir a packet of yeast in very warm water witha pinch of sugar to feed it. If it’s good, it will bub-ble/foam after a few minutes. I store my yeast inthe freezer for longer shelf life.

Readers want to knowWhat’s that white coating or speckling on my

chocolate?The whitish layer/speckling is what is known as

“chocolate bloom.” There are two types: fat and

sugar bloom.Fat bloom is caused when chocolate is

exposed to high temperatures and thenallowed to reset, or is not tempered proper-ly. The cocoa butter melts and separates,then rises to the surface creating a whitish“bloom.”

Sugar/speckled bloomChocolate looks speckled rather than

whitish. Caused by an excess of moisturethat makes the sugar crystallize.

Store in cool place to avoid bloom.

Using bloomed chocolateYes, it’s safe. It may not have the “snap” and

silky-smooth texture of tempered chocolate, butthe flavor is still good.

Difference between bitter, bittersweet,semisweet, milk and white chocolate.

Check out my Abouteating site.

Savory, sweet bacon, coffee cake for brunch

Savory and sweet bacon for brunch

This is a good recipe for brunch since it’s yummy warm or roomtemperature. The cayenne gives it punch; the sugar lends a mellowsweetness. Use high quality, thick cut bacon for best results.

1 pound thick cut bacon

Mix:

1/4 cup brown sugar, packedScant 1/2 teaspoon ea. cayenne and black pepper

Preheat oven to 350. Lay bacon in single layer on sprayed sheet.Rub a bit less than half the sugar mixture on top. Bake in mid-

dle of oven about 15-20 minutes. Turn over and sprinkle with rest ofmixture. Bake until crisp, about 15 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

Lois Boekley’s Crumb Coffee Cake

Brunch is a popular way to entertain during the holidays.Here’s a recipe from reader Lois Boekley, who treasures her family’sgenerational recipes. Lois said: “I got the recipe from my grand-mother many years ago, and tweaked it to make it my own. I haveshared this cake with many people over the years to welcome newneighbors, for potlucks, and for friends who are under the weath-er.” Lois’ tip on not over mixing the batter results in a more tender,nice textured, cake.

3 -1/3 cups all purpose flour2-1/4 cups sugar1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon1/2 teaspoon nutmegPinch salt18 tablespoons salted butter or margarine1 cup buttermilk1 teaspoon baking soda2 eggs

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch roundor two 8-inch square pans or one 13 X 9-inch pan.

Combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.Using a pastry blender cut in the butter or margarine. (This

can also be done in batches in a food processor.)Remove 2 cups of the mixture and set aside.Stir the baking soda into the buttermilk. Immediately add the

buttermilk mixture and the eggs to the remaining crumb mixture.Mix only until the mixture is evenly moistened; do not over mix.The batter will be lumpy.

Transfer the batter into the prepared pan(s). Sprinkle with thereserved crumb mixture.

Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean,about 25 to 30 minutes for the 8- or 9-inch cakes or 30 to 35 min-utes for the 13 X 9-inch cake. Cool on a wire rack.

Note: This cake is best served warm. Reheat individual por-tions in the microwave oven.

THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

Lois Boekley’s crumb coffee cake can be made for a variety of occasions.

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The Martinis are a familythat immigrated to DelhiTownship in the 1800s. Theyhave complete records of fam-ily members, along with corre-spondence between both coun-tries to make a complete fam-ily history.

The Martini family startedin Italy. They accomplished alot there. An Italian painter,Seaman Martini (1283-1344),painted a picture of St. Martinfor a little Italian church andas a result he became thePope’s official artist. AnotherMartini, Jean Baptist Martini,was a Jesuit priest and went toconvert China. Fred Martini(1841-1921) invented a gun thatwas used for 20 years by theItalian military.

The Martinis were also

involved in theglassblowingindustry inMurano, Italy,that was theglass empireof Europe formore than 700years. Howev-er, in the reignof King LouisXIV (1638-1715) he want-

ed France to be competitive inall luxury items. His ministersenticed glassblowers fromItaly to settle in France. Therewere several glass factories,but the Martinis chose Bitche,France as their new homeland.It had been an old castle site inLorraine that had a vast for-est.

In those days Glassblowingwas passed down from fatherto son, and families stayed inthe same business for genera-tions. In 1827, Anna ElizabethGru married Jean NicolasMartini, and had nine children.To support their large familythey were also farmers. Theycultivated worn out land andhad little crops to harvest.Then 1840 and 1850 were wetyears, and crops rotted on thevine, and there was no food forpeople or animals.

The worst year was 1845,the whole country was hungry.In 1848, rumors floated inEurope that gold was found inSutter’s Mill in California.Whole villages were emigrat-ing to California. They loadedtheir possessions on their

wagons and made the journeyacross the country to Le-Harve, France, where theycould board a ship to America.

After selling their pos-sessions, and sailing over acranky sea they traveled upthe Mississippi River. Trav-eling inland to California wasa long hard ride. They foundthe Inns, where they had tostay, fell short of their needsfor rest and food. The roadswere hot and dusty and goingover the mountains weretreacherous.

When they got to the goldfields in California and wereable to buy a claim, the condi-tions were worse. They didn’tunderstand the language andcould be cheated out of moneyor their possessions. After

toiling all day, they might notfind anything, or if they did ithad to be keep secret. Therewere gangs of vagabondsready to rob, steal or murderfor gold.

There were also opportuni-ties. A Mr. Weiss was a black-smith and he set up shop andsharpened tools and madeshoes for animals. He made agood living, but most neverfound the American dream.

(Information found in Marti-ni Family News Letters andGenealogy Information Bulle-tins 1963-1970.)

Betty Kamuf is a winner ofGriffin Yeatman Award forHistorical Preservation. Shelives in Sayler Park. You canemail her at [email protected].

Martini family came to America looking for gold

BettyKamufCOMMUNITY PRESSGUEST COLUMNIST

In 1998, the Ohio GeneralAssembly passed legislationthat created charter schools toprovide options for studentsneeding a setting differentfrom traditional public schools,and to provide the opportunityto pilot innovative programsand services to approve stu-dent achievement.

While most Ohio charterschools offer quality education-al opportunities and programsdesigned to meet unique stu-dent needs, legitimate con-cerns regarding oversight andaccountability have beenraised.

Few issues are more impor-tant than ensuring Ohio’s pub-lic schools, including charterschools, operate within a sys-tem designed to provide consis-tent transparency and account-ability with regard to academicperformance and fiscal respon-sibility. House Bill 2, recentlypassed by the General Assem-bly, includes more than 50

provisionsdesigned toaddress con-cerns withOhio’s charterschools.

HB 2 in-cludes provi-sions to in-crease theaccountabilityof charterschool spon-

sors. Sponsor-focused provi-sions include implementationof a comprehensive evaluationframework for sponsors, re-quirements to provide inter-vention in struggling charterschools, and greater oversightof schools using blended learn-ing and online instructionalmodels. HB 2 also permits theOhio Department of Educationto revoke sponsorship author-ity for poorly performing spon-sors.

Additionally, HB 2 requiresgreater transparency withregard to fiscal expendituresby sponsors, schools and man-agement companies contractedto operate charter schools.Management companies will berequired to provide detailedaccounting of expenditures andsponsors will be required toreport expenditures used toprovide oversight and inter-vention to struggling schools.This will help ensure under-performing schools are utiliz-ing funds to attain acceptablestudent achievement stan-dards.

Ohio must find a way toprovide a quality education forstudents while still maintaininga judicious use of taxpayerdollars. HB 2 is a positive stepto successfully building thisdelicate balance.

Louis Terhar represents the30th District, which includesmost of the West Side, in theOhio House of Representatives.

A path for charterschool success

Rep. LouisTerharCOMMUNITY PRESSGUEST COLUMNIST

This week’s ChristmasParade marks the kick-off toyearlong events celebratingDelhi Township’s Bicentenni-al. But why 2016?

When Hamilton Countywas organized in 1790, SouthBend Township was the namegiven to a large area includ-ing what are now Miami,Green, Delhi, and Storrstownships. Then in 1809 itwas divided into Miami andGreen townships.

On Aug. 30, 1816, the peo-ple in the southern portion ofGreen Township petitionedthe state of Ohio, “prayingthat a fractional townshipmight be incorporated andset off from Green.” The actof incorporation was ap-proved by the Ohio legisla-ture on Dec. 27, 1816, with thetownship “to be known by thename Delhigh.” First officers(trustees) were William Cul-lum and Peter Williams.

The name Delhigh wasused extensively well intothe 1830s. The formation ofSt. Stephen Church (laterOur Lady of Victory) states“Roman Catholics of DelhighTownship met on the ninthday of February 1834 at thehouse of Philip Owens of saidtownship, for the purpose ofgiving themselves a nameand beginning a society ofpeople of said township.”

The originof the nameDelhi (orDelhigh) hasbeen lost withtime. Perhapsit was be-cause muchof the town-ship was a“dell” (wood-ed valley)that was high

in the hills overlooking theriver.

At the time of incorpora-tion in 1816 there were about1,000 people in 200 house-holds in Delhi Township -which at that time includedwhat is now Riverside, Sayl-er Park, West Price Hill andCovedale.

The first settlers camemostly from New Jersey,New York and Western Penn-sylvania. In the middle ofFebruary 1789, 20 familiesand a large number of sol-diers settled a village, whichwas named South Bend for asouthern bend in the OhioRiver. This settlement of 300acres - a mile long on thebanks of the Ohio - was belowwhat is now the Mount St.Joseph Motherhouse.

Alas, South Bend villagewas almost doomed from itsbeginning because of floodsand Indian raids. A group of

soldiers bringing settlersfrom North Bend on a boatwas attacked from the shoreon its way to South Bend onMay 21, 1789 - most likely inthe area of what is now Sayl-er Park. Six soldiers werekilled and two settlers wereinjured.

Indians killed DavidDeMint, the owner of lot No.1 in South Bend, on his prop-erty in 1790. In 1791, Capt.John Matson and settlersGeorge Cullom, William Full-er and Fuller’s son werepassing near South Bendvillage when they were at-tacked. All made their es-cape except young Fullerwho was captured. He waslater returned to his familyduring the exchange of pris-oners at the Treaty of Green-ville in 1795.

Then in 1792, a flood de-stroyed the stockade andmany houses in South Bend.Even though the stockadewas rebuilt, many of the 20families moved back toNorth Bend or rebuilt onhigher ground.

Peg Schmidt is a publichistorian and 40-year resi-dent of Delhi Township. Afounding member of the Del-hi Historical Society, sheserves on the Delhi Township2016 Bicentennial steeringcommittee.

This week kicks offDelhi Twp. bicentennial

PegSchmidtCOMMUNITY PRESSGUEST COLUMNIST

Nov. 25 questionWould you feel safe travel-

ing to Europe in light of the Parisattacks? What would it take tomake you feel safe there?

“Had this question beenasked even two years ago myanswer would have been asimple ‘sure.’ However, inlight of the ever-increasing au-dacity of radical Islamistgroups (yes Obama, youshould use that label), I wouldbe extremely uncomfortabletraveling in Europe with thatall too identifiable dark bluepassport. It is a shame that somany innocents have beenkilled in such violent manners.It is a shame that it takesevents with the magnitude of9/11 or Paris or London trains

or US embassies or hotels inMali to wake more of theworld up to the ever-increas-ing threat radical Islamists in-sist is good religion. It is a

shame that we can’t all justlearn to get along with eachother. Let us hope an pray forreal leadership to guide usthrough and beyond the ter-rorism quagmire.”

M.J.F.

“I would not feel safe trav-eling to Europe or for that mat-ter any other foreign countryexcept Canada. I have felt thisway since 9/11 and these ter-rorist attacks such as Paris re-confirm my fears. Europe isbeing over run with refugeesfrom the Middle East. Oddhow so many are trying to getout of these Muslim countries;yet they are not headed to Du-bai or Qatar. Go Figure!”

T.D.T.

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The ‘un’ word If we deny food and shelter to

pleading mother and child refu-gee, this is un-Christian.

If Ohio, along with others, de-nies access to the tortured anddisplaced, this is un-American.

If we, as a country, use a dis-

mantled Lady Liberty to build awall denying new cultures, newideas, and new fresh air to dis-place the mold and fester nowsouring our nations’ heritage,this will undo the America weare so rightly proud of.

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Oak Hills has a reliableblend of youth and experience,which already proved it cancompete at the conference andpostseason level.

The boys will be led juniorJared Cox, a two-time districtqualifier, who helps score in amultitude of races. Ninth-yearcoach Katie Hunter said Coxcan swim all the strokes. Coxearned third-team in theGreater Miami Conferencelast season on a relay team.

Senior Andrew Freemanwill help out in the distancefreestyle races, in addition tothe breaststroke. Senior Tom-my Gerde is experienced andspecializes in the breaststroke.Sophomore Nikola Misic is aburner who shines in the sprintraces. Sophomores Neil Rob-ertson and Jack Bryan areyoung and fast, both shouldhelp provide stability in a num-ber of races.

Hunter said her team has anice blend of experiencedleaders and fast newcomerswho will be asked to help re-place some of the talent sen-iors lost to graduation afterlast season.

“Boys are always able to fillin those shoes; we have kidsthat will make a difference fill-ing in some of those spots (va-cated by graduation),” Huntersaid. “They always work hard,push each other and give eachother some good competitionin practice.”

The Highlanders open theseason Dec. 2 at home againstColerain.

For the first time in roughlythree decades, Elder has a newswim coach in Brad Ohmer.

Ohmer, a first-year highschool head coach, actuallyswam at Elder for his prede-cessor, John Book, who re-mains on the Panthers’ staff asan assistant coach.

Ohmer said the Panthers

should have “kind of a solidteam this year.”

Last season, Elder qualifiedthe 200 medley relay and 200freestyle relays to the districtmeet as well as one individualin junior Paxton Kelley, who’s atwo-time district qualifier.

Ohmer said Paxton special-izes in the 50 and 100 freestyleraces, but he’s an all-aroundswimmer, who’s able to help ina variety of strokes.

“As needed, he’ll fill in onthe relays in events where weneed him; I see him swimmingin different events to have himsort of round out his (potential)in other events,” said Ohmer.

Paxton’s older brother, Dun-can, is a senior co-captain whowas a member of last season’sdistrict relay teams. BrianHuhn is another senior co-cap-tain, and Ohmer said he wasnot surprised Huhn receivedas many captain votes as hedid. “Brian’s not the fastestswimmer, but he’s a great lead-er.”

Expectations are high forsophomore Eric Bley after a

solid freshman season. “Coach Book told me (Eric)

really came on at the end oflast year,” Ohmer said, addingthey hope he continues to getbetter.

“We’ve got 25 swimmersthis year, which is probablyone of the bigger teams we’vehad in the last decade,” saidOhmer. “We have five swim-mers who have never compet-ed before. I even get in the wa-ter and practice with the new-er swimmers.”

Ohmer said the older guyshave really helped the youthcome along, especially in theweight room.

Elder has two divers in ju-nior Jake Wells, who was theteam’s only diver last season,and Christian Distasi. Wells,who dives year round on a clubteam, was a district qualifierlast season.

Elder starts its season onDec. 8 at Princeton. The Bestof the West meet is Dec. 15 atthe Gamble Nippert YMCA.

FIRST DIP INTO HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING AND DIVING

BRANDON SEVERN FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Oak Hills’ Jared Cox finishes third in his heat during the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:50.94 atthe Southwest Ohio Classic last season

Oak Hills boys swimmershave youth, experienceAdam [email protected]

Oak Hills sophomore Eliza-beth Cron returns to the divingboard this winter in search of anencore performance followingher freshman season in whichshe finished fifth in the state atthe Division I diving competi-tion.

Cron was the first Oak Hillsdiver to make state since 1992,and she also broke the GreaterMiami Conference dive record,as well as the six and 11-diveOak Hills records.

Oak Hills swimming coachKatie Hunter said Cron hasbeen working more in the deepwater pool, and the Highlandershave added a competitiveschedule, which should helpCron in an effort to return tostate.

In the water, the Highlanderslost their only district qualifierfrom last season to graduation.Senior Candace Sheehan swimsthe backstroke and will attemptto make districts for the firsttime in her career. Senior JenPeters is a dynamic swimmerwho can do a bunch of differentstrokes. Senior Samantha Sa-vard is a freestyle sprinter withexperience. Senior Bonnie La-Grange excels in the 500 free-style and the breaststroke.

Freshman Sydney Pelzerand Maggie Grote have beenimpressive early in their highschool swimming careers, saidHunter.

Hunter added that she ex-pects several other girls to con-tribute throughout the season.

“They work really well to-gether,” Hunter said. “They’re ahard-working group. They allstarted together new as a fresh-man; they’ve really supportedeach other and grown as a teamand individuals.”

At this point in the season,Hunter is trying to impress onher team that they’ll “get out ofit what they put into it.”

Mercy has a big team boilingin the waters of Westwood. Andthe Bobcats could be in for an-other run to the state meet.

“At 26 swimmers, this is thelargest swim team Mercy hashad in recent years,” saidfourth-year coach Kim Hogue.

The Bobcats will have to re-place last season’s state qualifi-

er, Megan Buse, who graduated.Luckily, Mercy is loaded withreturning swimmers. Senior co-captains Amanda Scola, RosieKnight and Olivia Bley will leadthe way. Scola is a three-timedistrict qualifier who special-izes in distance freestyle andbackstroke. Knight swimsbackstroke and butterfly, whileBley competes in distance free-style and backstroke.

Also keep an eye on juniorLauren Buse, sophomore JuliaBley and freshman Katy Elson.Buse was a district qualifier lastseason and swims breaststrokeand individual medley. Elsoncan swim freestyle, backstrokeor butterfly, and Julia was also adistrict qualifier last season infreestyle and breaststroke.

The Bobcats also got contri-butions from seniors BaileyWills, Grace Mazza, MariaFreudiger, Sierra Bellissemo;juniors Maria Busken, LamiaDixon, Emily Corso; and sopho-mores Allison Moellinger,Claire Busken and Morgan Cun-ningham last season.

“We have a very spiritedgroup and a lot of fresh facesthis year,” said Hogue. “We’relooking to keep improving andlook forward to a fun, produc-tive and fast season.”

The Seton swim team will goas its seniors go. The Saints areled by seven seniors, describedby third-year coach Anne Hay-how as “great leaders, hardworkers and really good exam-ples of student athletes.”

FILE PHOTO

Isabelle Murray of Taylor swims an impressive 58.20 in the 100-yardbutterfly at the sectional semifinals at St. Xavier last season.

Oak Hills’ state qualifierCron returns to diving board

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Elizabeth Cron took third place atthe Division I district diving meetlast season.

Adam [email protected]

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Paxton Kelley of Elder looks up to view the scoreboard after he swimsthe 50-yard freestyle in the Southwest Ohio High School Swimming andDiving Classic.

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St. Xavier High School'sswim team has, for a long time,held the state podium in astranglehold. The Bombershave cultivated and sustainedone of the most impressive pro-grams the area has ever seen.

Last season, St. Xavier wonits seventh consecutive Divi-sion I state championship (36thall-time) and the Bombers re-turn buses full of top-tier talentin the water.

The Bombers also rotatedthe coaching carousel this year.Longtime head coach JimBrower moved from the headposition to an assistant, tomake way for former assistantTim Beerman to take over ashead coach. Beerman was pre-viously a head coach at Ursu-line Academy.

“It’s worth mentioning thatthis team is 100 membersstrong and while we certainlycan point to some of our topsswimmers at the state level,”Beerman said, “the focus of theteam is really about helping ev-eryone discover and reach thepotential they have.”

Junior Grant House is with-out question the fastest swim-mer in state. House has alreadywon four individual statechampionships (two as a fresh-man, two as a sophomore), andhe’s helped on a number ofstate championship relayteams. Last year, he won the100 and 200 freestyle races atstate.

Senior Matt Slabe, also anindividual state qualifier,

swam on the 400 freestyle re-lay team that won a state titlelast year. Junior Luke Sobolew-ski’s another experiencedswimmer who won a state titleon the 200 medley relay lastyear. Junior Charles Leibsonwas an individual state qualifi-er in two races last year, andjust finished helping the Bomb-ers win a water polo statechampionship. Sophomore Jus-tin Grender was another differ-ence maker at state last year, aswas sophomore Nicholas Pere-ra.

Beerman has also been very

impressed by freshman JakeFoster.

“They’re just now learninghow good they can really be,”said Beerman. “Their effortlevel is off the charts in termsof what we’re asking of them. Itis a talented team, but we’re ex-cited to see how far that talentcan take us as a team. We cer-tainly hope with good healthand good training that we canreturn to state and do well.There are any number of indi-viduals (outside of the swim-mers mentioned above) on thisteam who can contribute to our

success.” For the last quarter century,

La Salleswim coach Mike Lien-hart has been the swim coachfor the Lancers. In his 25th sea-son, Lienhart has another expe-rienced and talented lineupthat could cut through the wa-ter for the podium this season.

But, to do that, La Salle willhave to replace some keyswimmers.

“We graduated seven sen-iors who had major impacts onvarsity,” said Lienhart, whoadded there are only 21boys onthe roster this year and sevenof those are again seniors.

The Lancers return four dis-tricts qualifiers from last sea-son in senior Ethan Stock, ju-nior Anthony Hale, junior Da-vid Orth and sophomore ColeTrotta, who trains year roundin the sport.

“The largest class on theteam is seniors (seven), whomhave all had varsity swimmingexperience,” said Lienhart.

La Salle also has experi-enced contributors returningin sophomore Daniel Nader,senior Cameron Nichols, sen-ior Randall Ellis, senior AlexHouser, senior Aaron Keller,senior Daniel Lepsky and sen-ior Sam Moore.

Lienhart said his team hasalready exhibited a “very posi-tive work ethic and determina-tion.” For the Lancers to have astrong season, “many untestedunderclassmen are going tohave to fill varsity roles,” saidLienhart.

The Lancers have big meetson Dec. 2 against Oak Hills,Dec. 15 at the Best of the Westmeet, and the Greater CatholicLeague meet Feb. 3.

BoysContinued from Page 1B

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St. Xavier’s Grant House competes in the breaststroke at the SouthwestOhio Classic Jan. 17 at Miami University.

Swimming in the GirlsGreater Catholic League, withmany of the state’s perennialpowerhouse programs, meansthe Saints will rely on workingtogether. They don’t have big-time, show-stopping swimmerswho bring the rest of the natato-rium to a pause when they race.It’s like it always is at Seton, it’sabout the team.

The senior leaders are AllieBihl, Mia Bianco, MackenzieDugan, Jessica Hayhow, Syd-ney Hoffmann, McKennaMoehring and Isabella Timon.

Coach Hayhow said of herseniors, “They’re all involved inmultiple extracurricular andservice clubs at Seton, as well asbeing dedicated swimmers.”

The work ethic is also a con-stant at Seton. This season, Hay-how and her staff have em-ployed some different tech-niques to have the Saints in thebest shape possible.

“We have challenged thegirls with dryland and moreyardage (training) already thisyear, and we’ve seen improve-ments in both the experiencedswimmers and in the girls whoare new to the sport,” said Hay-how. “The seniors are great ex-amples and teachers to theyounger girls.”

Hayhow also said the plan isto work through the season and“hope to build towards qualify-ing individuals and relays fordistricts this year.”

Seton will compete in theBest of the West meet on Dec. 10at Gamble Nippert YMCA.

QualifierContinued from Page 1B

Girls basketball» Mercy fell to Anderson

71-62 on Nov. 24. The Bobcatswere led by Maddie Haber-thy with 20 points. Haberthyhit five 3-pointers. EmmaDougoud added 14 points andeight rebounds.

» Milford bested Seton 71-60 on Nov. 24. Stephanie Au-tenrieb led the Saints with 18points, and junior KellyByrne added 11 points.

» Oak Hills defeatedPrinceton 50-44 in a GreaterMiami Conference gameNov. 24. The Lady Highland-ers were led by Carlie Hu-lette’s 19 points and threesteals. Rachel Royer added10 points and seven boards.

» Taylor opened its seasonwith a 40-26 win over Harri-son at home on Nov. 20. Sen-ior center Tracy Wiehe, whosigned recently to play atClarion University, posted agame-high 18 points and 16rebounds for the YellowJackets.

Taylor lost 52-38 to North-west on Nov. 23.

» Western Hills lost itsseason opener 62-37 to Pur-cell Marian on Nov. 20.

Boys basketball» Oak Hills opened its sea-

son with a 75-44 win overWestern Hills Nov. 27. TheHighlanders were led bysophomore Nick Deifel’sgame-high 29 points. Mi-chael Lake added 15 pointsfor Oak Hills.

Delon Montgomery ledthe Mustangs with 18 points.

Girls bowling» Mercy beat Northwest

2,259-2,076 on Nov. 23. JuniorMeghan Lanter led the Bob-cats with a 351 series.

Boys bowling» Taylor fell to Norwood

on Nov. 23, 2,034-1,835.

SHORT HOPS

Adam Baum and Nick RobbeCommunity Press staff

PIQUA – La Salle’s underdogrole lasted for a half Fridaynight in a consistent rain at Piq-ua in a Division II state semifi-nal.

For the first time this post-season, La Salle (12-2) needed adefinitive second half to comeback and beat Perrysburg (13-1)49-28 to win its ninth consecu-tive playoff game and book a re-turn trip to the state final nextweekend against Massillon Per-ry (12-2). La Salle outscored Per-rysburg 35-7 in the second halfto pull away from the YellowJackets.

It was the defense that jump-started La Salle’s come-from-behind win, which featured a21-0 La Salle edge in the thirdquarter alone. With his teamtrailing 21-14 following inter-mission, La Salle junior two-way standout Jarell White re-turned an interception 39 yardsfor a touchdown to tie the game21-21 with 8:18 left in the thirdquarter.

“Right off the bat (in the sec-ond half), we set the tempo,”said first-year La Salle coachJim Hilvert. “Defensively, turn-overs, we start smacking peoplearound, being physical on de-fense. We contained the quar-terback. I’m so proud of the wayour defense responded ... wesettled down, 35-7 in the secondhalf. We were playing Lancerfootball. I’m proud of our guys.”

Two plays later, junior defen-sive back TreSean Smith, whofinished with two interceptions,stepped in front of another Per-rysburg pass and La Salle’s bigoffensive line led senior NickWatson on a 1-yard quarterbacksneak to give La Salle its firstlead of the game 28-21 with 4:48to play in the third quarter.

A three-and-out for Perrys-burg, followed by two big playsfrom La Salle seniors JeremyLarkin and Josh Gebing set Wat-son up for another rushingtouchdown to give La Salle a 35-21 lead after three quarters.

Hilvert said he told his teamat halftime, “We gotta go get it.Don’t wait around for anybodyelse. We gotta grab it and go

take it.”With 10:24 left in the game,

Perrysburg senior quarterbackTrevor Hafner scrambled for a36-yard touchdown to cut intoLa Salle’s lead, 35-28.

The Lancers went to theground and put Perrysburgaway with a Larkin touchdownrun to make it 42-28 with 3:31left in the game. Larkin, who be-came the Greater CatholicLeague South’s all-time leadingrusher in the game, added a 21-yard touchdown run late in thefourth quarter. Larkin finishedwith 161yards rushing on 16 car-ries with three touchdowns.

Larkin said the Lancers re-sponded in the second half andbegan playing “like it was ourlast game.”

“It’s incredible,” said Larkin,who’s committed to UC. “To bein this position, to play 30 gameswithin two years. I’m gonna goout there next week and leave itall on the line, make the most ofour days and just enjoy the mo-ment.”

Perrysburg, which finished

the regular season ranked No. 1in the state’s final AssociatedPress state poll (La Salle wasNo. 4), got on the board first af-ter a Watson interception on theLancers’ first possession of thegame. Senior running back JoshHaynes gave Perrysburg a 7-0lead with a 2-yard touchdownrun with 6:45 left in the firstquarter.

A second straight three-and-out from La Salle’s offense, fol-lowed by a 90-yard scoringdrive, capped by a 26-yardtouchdown run by Hafner, thatleft the Lancers uncharacteris-tically trailing 14-0 with 2:39 leftin the first quarter. It’s the larg-est deficit La Salle’s faced thispostseason.

La Salle had problems slow-ing down the Yellow Jackets’dual-threat attack offense in thefirst quarter. Hafner, who gaveLa Salle fits for nearly threequarters, finished with 149 rushyards on 16 carries with twotouchdowns. Hafner was 17 of27 for 193 yards, one touchdownand three interceptions.

“I think the first half we werea little uptight because theydidn’t think that was gonna hap-pen,” said Hilvert. “But, wedidn’t flinch. At halftime theysettled down, and kept pluggingaway.”

The two-touchdown deficitbrought La Salle’s offense tolife, which answered with adrive and a 5-yard touchdownrun by Watson, who finishedwith three rushing touchdowns.

Perrysburg went to the airfor its third score of the firsthalf, a 10-yard pass from Hafn-er to Connor Meredith gave theYellow Jackets a 21-7 lead with6:52 left in the first half.

Christian Turner recovereda sneaky onside attempt andJeremy Larkin got loose for a26-yard touchdown run to makethe score 21-14 with 5:15 beforehalftime.

La Salle squandered an op-portunity just before the break.The Lancers were pinned attheir own 1-yard line, 2:34 on theclock, and Josh Gebing caught a62-yard pass to flip the field. LaSalle had second-and-goal fromPerrysburg’s 1-yard line, but afalse start backed the Lancersup and senior Drue Chrisman’s23-yard field goal attempt drift-ed right as time expired in thefirst half.

Next weekend in Ohio Stadi-um, the Lancers will play their30th game in a two-season spanin an effort to win consecutivestate championships.

“It’s very, very exciting to berunning for a state champion-ship against great football inOhio, some of the best footballin the country,” said Hilvert.“To be able to play for a statechampionship, it’s tough to re-peat. It’s tough to win. I’m proudof my coaching staff. One of ourcoaches lost his dad last night,and our staff did a great job pre-paring our guys. Our kidsstayed with the plan and playedtheir butts off.”

The OHSAA confirmed thatLa Salle will meet MassillonPerry on Friday at Ohio State at8 p.m.

Larkin said next weekend’sstate final is “gonna be veryemotional, hopefully we cancome away with a win.”

Lancers return to title gameAdam [email protected]

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La Salle’s TreSean Smith returns a interception during the Lancers’ win overPerrysburg on Nov. 27.

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Santa Maria Commu-nity Services is celebrat-ing its 118th Year of Help-ing Families Help Them-selves at the nonprofit’sBirthday Brunch 10 a.m.to 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6.

To celebrate SantaMaria’s birthday (Dec. 8,1897) and its mission ofself-empowerment, thisevent will honor La SalleHigh School’s Key Cluband Principal TomLuebbe for their contri-butions to Cincinnati, es-pecially the city’s WestSidecated.

The La Salle HighSchool Key Club will re-ceive the OrganizationAward and Luebbe willreceive the Sister Blan-dina Segale Award. Sis-ter Blandina, a Sister ofCharity, founded SantaMaria in 1897 and is onthe path to canonization.

Proceeds from thisyear’s Birthday Brunchwill benefit the SantaMaria International Wel-come Center Program.

The Santa Maria Interna-tional Welcome Centergives Cincinnati’s immi-grants a unique, effec-tive and open communityeducation and a welcom-ing resource center. Thecenter offers Englishand Spanish literacyclasses, support groupsand coffee hours to allowimmigrants to connectwith valuable resourcesand support one another.

In celebration ofGreater Price Hill’s di-versity, Birthday Brunchguests are encouraged towear a cultural costumehonoring their heritage.The Birthday BrunchCorporate Sponsors areSC Ministry Foundationand PNC Bank. Ticketsare $45 per person, $65per patron, $115 per host/hostess, and $400 for a ta-ble of 10. To register forthe brunch, please visitwww.santamaria-cincy.org or call 513-557-2730,ext. 408.

Santa MariaBirthday Brunchhonors InternationalWelcome Center, La Salle High School

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The Arts Center atDunham is hosting a FreeFamily Fun Series on Sat-urdays at 2 p.m. The re-maining series events in-clude:

Jan. 30 - “Antigone” byJohn Yearley and per-formed by the Playhousein the Park’s Off the HillProductions. Courtesy ofa grant from Price Hill

Arts CAT.March 12 - “Aesop’s

Classic Fables” by Mad-cap Puppets.

April 2 - ROKCincy Op-era for Children: “The

Wizard of Oz.”April 23 - “The Garden

of Rikki Tikki Tavi” by YYork and performed bythe Playhouse in thePark’s Off the Hill Pro-

ductions. Courtesy of agrant from Price Hill ArtsCAT.

Reservations for allperformances in theACAD FREE Family Fun

Series can be made online(www.sunsetplay-ers.org), or by calling thereservation/informationline at 513-588-4988.

Free Family Fun Series at the Arts Center at Dunham

CHEVIOTIncidents/investigationsCriminal damagingVehicle scratched with a key onLovell Ave., Aug. 25.

Wheel fender damaged onvehicle on Davis Ave., Aug. 26.

Tires slashed on vehicle onApplegate Ave., Aug. 29.

Window reported broken onvehicle on Alta Vista Ave., Sept.4.

Domestic disputeReported on Applegate Ave.,Aug. 24.

TheftMoney reported stolen fromvehicle at 3700 block HerbertAve., Aug. 24.

Several tools reported stolenfrom vehicle at 4000 blockNorth Bend Road, Aug. 26.

Prescription medication report-ed stolen on Herbert Ave., Aug.26.

Vehicle reported stolen onHarrison Ave., Aug. 28.

Vehicle reported stolen at 3600block Harrison Ave., Aug. 29.

Vehicle reported stolen onHarrison Ave., Aug. 31.

Bicycle reported stolen onGlenmore Ave., Aug. 31.

Laptop computer reportedstolen from vehicle at 3400block Glenmore Ave., Sept. 1.

CINCINNATI DISTRICT 3Incidents/investigationsAggravated burglary2600 block of Montana Ave.,Sept. 2.

Aggravated menacing3300 block of Glenmore Ave.,Sept. 2.

Aggravated robbery2300 block of Harrison Ave.,Sept. 7.

Assault

2200 block of Westwood North-ern Blvd. Sept. 3.

400 block of Ferguson Road,Sept. 3.

2400 block of Harrison Ave.,Sept. 4.

2400 block of Mustang Drive,Sept. 9.

2600 block of Harrison Ave.,Sept. 3.

2600 block of Lafeuille Ave.,Sept. 11.

2700 block of Faber Ave., Sept.3.

3200 block of Westbrook Drive,Sept. 13.

3500 block of Werk Road, Sept.10.

Breaking and entering2400 block of Harrison Ave.,Sept. 9.

2600 block of Montana Ave.,Sept. 2.

2900 block of Feltz Ave., Sept. 7.3300 block of Stathem Ave.,Sept. 4.

Burglary1300 block of Vienna WoodsDrive, Sept. 2.

2200 block of Harrison Ave.,Sept. 10.

2200 block of Westwood North-ern Blvd. Sept. 3.

2400 block of Westwood North-ern Blvd. Sept. 12.

2400 block of Westwood North-ern Blvd. Sept. 2.

2600 block of Westwood North-ern Blvd. Sept. 8.

2800 block of Harrison Ave.,Sept. 7.

3000 block of Glenmore Ave.,Sept. 6.

3200 block of Stanhope Ave.,Sept. 10.

3300 block of Glenmore Ave.,Sept. 5.

Criminaldamaging/endangering2300 block of Ferguson Road,Sept. 13.

2300 block of Ferguson Road,Sept. 2.

2400 block of Mustang Drive,Sept. 6.

2500 block of Montana Ave.,Sept. 2.

2600 block of Harrison Ave.,Sept. 10.

2800 block of Robert Ave., Sept.7.

2900 block of Dunaway Ave.,Sept. 7.

3200 block of McHenry Ave.,Sept. 8.

3300 block of Robinet Drive,Sept. 3.

3600 block of Boudinot Ave.,Sept. 3.

3600 block of McHenry Ave.,Sept. 8.

5100 block of Crookshank Road,Sept. 8.

Domestic violence2400 block of Westwood North-ern Blvd. Sept. 6.

2700 block of Queen City Ave.,Sept. 2.

2800 block of Harrison Ave.,Sept. 3.

3000 block of Glenmore Ave.,Sept. 11.

3200 block of Gobel Ave., Sept.10.

3200 block of Westbrook Drive,Sept. 13.

3500 block of Schwartze Ave.,Sept. 8.

Gross sexual imposition2500 block of Boudinot Ave.,Sept. 4.

Improperly dischargingfirearm at/intohabitation/school2300 block of Nicholson Ave.,Sept. 10.

Menacing by stalking3000 block of Westwood North-ern Blvd. Sept. 10.

Taking the identity ofanother2700 block of Eugenie Lane,

Sept. 10.Theft2000 block of Harkness St., Sept.2.

2300 block of Ferguson Road,Aug. 26.

2300 block of Ferguson Road,Sept. 3.

2300 block of Ferguson Road,Sept. 5.

2300 block of Ferguson Road,Sept. 6.

2300 block of Ferguson Road,Sept. 8.

2400 block of Ferguson Road,Sept. 13.

2400 block of Harrison Ave.,Sept. 12.

2600 block of Lafeuille Ave.,Sept. 7.

2600 block of Lafeuille Ave.,Sept. 7.

2700 block of East Tower Drive,Sept. 4.

2700 block of East Tower Drive,Sept. 9.

2700 block of McKinley Ave.,Sept. 11.

2700 block of Powell Drive, Sept.10.

2800 block of Montana Ave.,Sept. 8.

2800 block of Urwiler Ave., Sept.4.

2800 block of Vienna WoodsDrive, Sept. 2.

2900 block of Montana Ave.,Sept. 10.

2900 block of Queen City Ave.,Sept. 6.

3000 block of Harrison Ave.,Sept. 3.

3100 block of Montana Ave.,Sept. 10.

3100 block of Montana Ave.,Sept. 2.

3100 block of Penrose Place,Sept. 7.

3200 block of Harrison Ave.,Sept. 2.

3200 block of Harrison Ave.,

Sept. 8.3200 block of Tulsa Court, Sept.8.

3300 block of Hanna Ave., Sept.1.

3300 block of Stathem Ave.,Sept. 11.

3400 block of Millrich Ave., Sept.8.

400 block of Vienna WoodsDrive, Sept. 7.

5100 block of Glencrossing Way,Sept. 10.

5700 block of Glow Court, Sept.3.

5800 block of Glenway Ave.,Sept. 4.

6100 block of Glenway Ave.,Sept. 10.

6100 block of Glenway Ave.,Sept. 3.

6100 block of Glenway Ave.,Sept. 6.

Unauthorized use of motorvehicle3200 block of Gobel Ave., Sept.10.

3200 block of Westbrook Drive,Sept. 13.

CLEVESIncidents/investigations

Assault and criminaltrespassingin the 50 block of Cooper Road.Assaults, attempt assault,disorderly conductw/intoxicated, resistingarrestReported 100 block of N. MiamiAve.

Domestic violenceReported 600 block of N. MiamiAve.

BurglaryReported 200 block of MountNebo Road.

Endangering childrenReported 100 block of S. MiamiAve.

Identity fraud Reported in the 130 block of S.Miami Ave.

TheftReported 300 block of N. FinleySt. and 600 N. Miami Ave.

Unruly juvenilesReported 100 block of S. MiamiAve.

GREEN TOWNSHIPAssaultReported at 6400 block Bridge-town Road, Sept. 5.

POLICE REPORTS

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To contact your local police department: » Cheviot, 661-2700 (days), 825-2280 (evenings)» Cleves, 941-1212» Cincinnati District 3, 263-8300» Green Township, 574-0007; vandalism hotline, 574-5323» North Bend and Miami Township are patrolled by theHamilton County, 825-1500

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But it’s not just money. She cares aboutthe community and is the voice for thosewho don’t have one, whether they arethe children of Millvale, the victims ofviolence or families without homes.

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Edward H. Allender Jr.Edward H. Allender Jr., 66, of

North Bend died Oct. 25.Survived by wife Jeanette A.

(nee Benevengo) Allender;daughter Amy Jo (John) Baglien;grandchildren Jack and ZoeBaglien; siblings Betty Gerwin,Debbie Mullins and Earl Allen-der.

Preceded in death by parentsSylvia Sue (nee Grigsby) andEdward H. Allender Sr.

Memorial service with militaryhonors was Oct. 30 at the DennisGeorge Funeral Home, Cleves.

Memorials to the VietnamVeterans, c/o the funeral home.dennisgeorgefunerals.com

Mary CorcoranMary “Judy” (nee Litkenhaus)

Corcoran, 76, died Oct. 25 atWestern Hills Retirement. She

was a assis-tant manager/customerservice forCincinnatiWater Works.

Survived bychildren Judy(Mitchell)Meiman,Theresa (Bill)Shook, Linda

Kress and Norma (Paul) Krusling;grandchildren Anita (Rick)Bernard, Sarah (Kyle) Combs,Bryan (Beth) Shook, KevinShook, Michael Macke, RoseKrusling; 19 great-grandchildren;friend Nancy Goodnough;numerous other family andfriends.

Preceded in death by husbandNorman Corcoran; grandsonTony Schaaf.

Visitation was Nov. 2 at theRadel Funeral Home, followedby Mass of Christian Burial atResurrection Church. Burial St.Joseph New Cemetery

Memorials to Alzheimer’sAssociation, 644 Linn St., Suite1026, Cincinnati, Ohio 45203-1742.

Thelma J. DoerfleinThelma J. (nee Connett)

Doerflein, 72, passed awayunexpectedly Oct. 30.

Survived bychildren Scott(Maggie)Doerflein andBecki (Eric)Wessel;grandchildrenKerrigan andMadelyn;siblingsEdwardConnett and

Joyce (Gene) Cook; severalnieces, nephews and closefriends.

Preceded in death by parentsGeorge and Alma (nee Dittus)Connett; siblings Raymond andRosemary Connett.

Visitation and funeral serviceswere at Meyer Funeral Home.

Memorials to charity of choice.

Steven GraceSteven Grace, 53, of Green

Township died Nov. 5.Survived by parents Michael

and Marty Espelage Grace;siblings Ron (Cheryl) Grace, Sue(Dan) Donovan, Chris (Geri)McCarthy; neices/nephewsAdam, Erin, Katie, Matthew,Brady, Justin, Lauren, Mackenzie,

Megan,Mariah andDanny; manyrelatives andfriends.

Visitationwas at Meyerand GeiserFuneralHome. Massof Christian

Burial at St. Lawrence Church.Memorials to Down Syndrome

Association of Greater Cincin-nati, 4623 Wesley Ave., Cincin-nati, Ohio 45212, www.dsagc-.com, or Cincinnati Children’sHospital, P.O. Box 5202, Cincin-nati, Ohio 45201, www.cincin-natichildrens.org\donate.

Gloria Elaine HockGloria Elaine (Elsen) Hock, 86,

passed peacefully Oct. 28. Shewas a volunteer at her children’sschools and at the Mercy Hospi-tal gift shop for many years.

Survived by husband of 65years Philip J. Hock; children

Philip III(Peggy),Thomas(Mariann),Robert,Richard(Cathy), Peggy(Steve)Dehne, David(Leanne) andJohn (Meg);grandchildren

Erin (Scott) Brinkman, Julie(Kevin) Hendrickson, Becky(Chris) Ketchum, Missy (Shawn)Parke, Brian (Jennifer), Brittany(Drew) Garvin, Grant, Megan(Cory) Ramsey, Shannon Dehne,Lauren Dehne, Brendan, Matt,JD, Emily and Andrew; eightgreat-grandchildren; siblingsFrank (Jean) Elsen and Bob (lateMarian) Elsen; in-laws Howard(late Joan) Hock and Joan (lateDick) Schulte; many lovingnieces, nephews and friends.

Preceded in death by parentsFrank and Margaret Elsen.

Visitation was Oct. 30 atMeyer Funeral Home. Mass ofChristian Burial Oct. 31 at St.Aloysius Gonzaga Church.

Memorials to St. Rita Schoolfor the Deaf, 1720 GlendaleMilford Road, Cincinnati, Ohio45215 or Hospice of Cincinnati,P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, Ohio45263.

Gloria J. JimGloria J. (nee Shelton) Jim, 68,

died Oct. 27 at her residence.Survived by husband Eness Jim

Sr.; childrenPam (John)Shelton,Bobby (Alicia)Jim, Karen(Eddie) Hart-wig and Eness(Kellie) Jim Jr.;siblings Janet(John) Hus-ton, CharlieHughes; 14

grandchildren; numerous otherfamily and friends.

Preceded in death by siblingsRalph Shelton Jr., Tom Hughesand Esther Smock.

Visitation was Oct. 29 at theRadel Funeral Home. Mass ofChristian Burial Oct. 30 at St.William Church. Burial St. JosephNew Cemetery.

Memorials to St. William

Church, 4108 W. Eighth St.,Cincinnati, Ohio 45205.

Jack Raymond KnospJack Raymond Knosp, 72, of

Cleves passed away suddenlyOct. 29. He was an Army veteran.

Survived by wife of 47 yearsJoanne (nee Sammons) Knosp;

children JackTaylor, ChrisTaylor, Lori(late Henry)Young, Karen(Dave) Korte,David (Jill)Knosp andStacie (Tim)Wood; 11grandchil-dren; 11

great-grandchildren; siblings Liz(Chuck) Detzel and Pat Bishop;many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by parentsNaomi (nee Kline) Kennedy andClarence Knosp.

Visitation was Nov. 3 at theNeidhard-Minges Funeral Home,Westwood

Janet C. KroegerJanet C. (nee Monnig) Kroeg-

er, 81, formerly of Mount Airy,Delhi Township and North Benddied Oct. 23.

Survived by husband Paul A.Kroeger; children Thomas (Les-lye) Kroeger, Jerome (Ronda)Kroeger, Mary Beth (John)Andrews and Kevin (Viki) Kroeg-er; grandchildren Lindsey andNicole Kroeger, Allison (Kyle)Zeller, Zachary Kroeger, Natalie,Jackie and Ellen Andrews, Colin,Maxwell and Tessa Kroeger;sister Joan Lonnemann.

Preceded in death by parentsRichard and Hilda (nee Paul)Monnig; sister Betty Coffaro.

Visitation was Oct. 27 at theDennis George Funeral Home,Cleves. Mass of the ChristianBurial Oct. 28 at St. JosephChurch, North Bend.

Memorials to CrossroadsHospice or American CancerSociety, either c/o the funeralhome. dennisgeorgefuner-als.com

Stephanie S. LippertStephanie S. Lippert, 73, of

Green Township passed awaypeacefullyOct. 27.

Survived byhusband of 46years Al C.Lippert;brother Eric(Jan) Sittner;sisters-in-lawBetty Burns

and Helen Shorten; many nieces,nephews and other family.

Visitation and funeral serviceswere at Meyer Funeral Home.Burial at Baltimore Pike Ceme-tery.

Memorials to SPCA of Cincin-nati, 3949 Colerain Ave., Cincin-nati, Ohio 45223.

Jeff LuedersJeff Lueders, 60, of Green

Township died Nov. 2. He was aformer Public Affairs Manager

with LifeCen-ter. He wasextremelygrateful to hisdonor familyfor his ownheart trans-plant 26 yearsago givinghim a secondchance at life.

Survived bywife of 20

years Debbie (nee Pritchett)Lueders.

Preceded in death by parentsRobert and Adele Lueders.

Visitation and funeral serviceswere at Cheviot United Method-ist Church. Burial at Spring GroveCemetery.

Memorials to Cheviot UnitedMethodist Church or to thecharity of one’s choice.

Nancy J. ReinhardtNancy J. (nee Brunsman)

Reinhardt, 84, of Miami Town-ship died Oct. 27.

Survived by children MelissaReinhardt (Walter) Brown, Johnand Vanessa Reinhardt; grand-children Kyle Brown, Cody Engleand Quinn Brown; Cliff’s family,Charlie and Pauline Reinhardtand their children Laura Rein-hardt Ware, Wayne and JasonReinhardt.

Preceded in death by parentsWalter and Edna (nee Schoen-feld) Brunsman; brother Robert(Jean) Brunsman; Cliff’s family,Shirley and Stanley Telinda.

Visitation and funeral serviceswere Nov. 2 at the DennisGeorge Funeral Home, Cleves.

Memorials to SPCA www.spca-cincinnati.org.

Lawrence A. SalamoneLawrence A. Salamone, 79, of

Miami Heights died Oct. 27. Hewas a retired Captain, CincinnatiFire Department.

Survived by wife Carol A. (neeMerenfield) Salamone; childrenChris, Craig (Jill), Cindy (Denny)and Steve (Linda) Salamone; 10grandchildren; two great-grand-children; sister-in-law Lois Cur-nayn; nieces, nephews, cousinsand friends.

Preceded in death by parentsHenry and Marcella (nee Seitzer)Salamone; brother DonaldSalamone; step-mother RitaOldiges Salamone.

Visitation and Memorial Masswere Nov. 3 at St. Joseph Church,North Bend. Dennis GeorgeFuneral Home served the family.

Memorials to the St. JosephChurch Capital Fund, 25 E.Harrison, North Bend, Ohio45052.

Ruth Helen SchockRuth Helen (nee Keenan)

Schock, 87, of Green Townshipdied Oct. 19.

Survived by children Vicki(Guy) Winterhalter and John(Donna) Schock; many grand-children, great-grandchildren,nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by hus-bands Frank Schock and Ben

Schock; child Sandy Schock.Visitation was at the Neid-

hard-Minges Funeral Home,Westwood. Funeral Mass at St.Ignatius Church. Burial St. JosephOld Cemetery.

Memorials to CrossroadsHospice, 4380 Glendale MilfordRoad, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242.

Catherine E. ScudderCatherine E. “Betty” (nee

Wainscott) Scudder, 84, of Clevesdied Oct. 27.

Survived by siblings Ralph“Tom” (Mary) Wainscott, Marga-ret Frances “Peg” Kessler andBarbara Ann Wainscott; fournieces/nephews; six great-nieces/nephews; four great-great-nieces/nephews.

Preceded in death by husbandClifford G. Scudder; parentsRalph T. and Catherine L. (neeSchmidt) Wainscott.

Services honoring Betty’swishes. Memorial Mass was Nov.30 (Betty’s birthday) at St. JosephChurch, North Bend. Privateburial at Maple Grove Cemetery,Cleves. Dennis George FuneralHome served the family.

Memorials to the MiamiCenter, 8 N. Miami, Cleves, Ohio45002 or to the charity of thedonor’s choice.

DEATHS

Corcoran

Doerflein

Grace

Hock

Jim

Knosp

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Lippert

Lueders

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previously failed legislation in 2014.

Denouncing the argument that a

smoke-free bill prohibiting smoking

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of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhooddesignations are approximate.

ADDYSTON2916 Affirmed Drive: Gibbons,Rodney G. & Jacqueline K. toJosshua, Jane E. & Christopher;$265,000.

CHEVIOT3536 Mozart Ave.: Montag,Thomas M. to May, Rachael M.& Scott E. Beetz; $83,900.

3857 Ruth Lane: Ruoff, Steven L.to Buttner, Clark & Joan S.;$64,000.

CLEVES524 Laurelwood Drive: Martin,Gregory J. & Sherri L. to Cover,Corey Lee & Susanne Marie;$254,500.

EAST WESTWOOD3570 McHenry Ave.: 3570-74McHenry LLC to MGDK In-vestments LLC; $120,000.

3574 McHenry Ave.: 3570-74McHenry LLC to MGDK In-vestments LLC; $120,000.

GREEN TOWNSHIP2119 Beechcroft Court: Rooth,Edward Joseph & Renee M. toJauch, James K. & Heather;$225,000.

7384 Bridge Point Pass: FischerSingle Family Homes II LLC toLee, Michael W.; $375,000.

7314 Bridgepoint Drive: FischerAttached Homes II LLC to Saylor,

Ronald G. & Diana M.;$247,740.

7354 Bridgepoint Drive: FischerAttached Homes II LLC toLoyson, Barabra L.; $161,000.

7822 Bridgepoint Drive: Griffin,Mary Joyce & Garry K. to Mar-low, James R. & Linda K.;$231,500.

5704 Bridgetown Road: Klopp,Vera A. Tr. to Roll, Samantha J.;$66,500.

6417 Bridgetown Road: Hassel-beck, John W. Tr. to Hasselbeck,John W. Tr.; $70,000.

6417 Bridgetown Road: Brand,Robin W. to Hasselbeck, JohnW. Tr.; $70,000.

5199 Clearlake Drive: CR HomesLLC to Martin, Garry; $75,000.

3685 Coral Gables Road: Smith,Joseph H. to Heiland, Brandi N;$96,000.

3040 Country Woods Lane:Monroe, Dale W. to Himes, LoraL.; $193,500.

Devils Backbone Road: Johnson,Meriellen & Kevin Johnson toMartin, Roger & Susan; $73,000.

5936 Harrison Ave.: DeutscheBank National Trust Co. Tr. toStorer, Bobie; $28,000.

5946 Harrison Ave.: Leonard,Jeremy to Picklesimer, Nikole;$53,000.

4443 Hutchinson Road: Nonnam-ker, Dianne to Fay, Deborah;$58,819.

6860 Jennifer Lynn Drive: Manci-ni, Andrew M. to Stevens, ErinN; $325,000.

5524 Karen Ave.: Yeager, Ste-phen to Hauer, Vincent W.;$100,000.

6051 Lagrange Lane: Wernicke,Brett A. to Meiners, KatherineM.; $154,500.

5969 Lawrence Road: Luebbe,Eileen Lucille to Golek, KaitlynS. & Martin P.; $79,000.

Leslies Woods Court: John HenryHomes Inc. to Poehner, MichaelJ. & Samantha L.; $207,550.

3733 Lincoln Road: Prewitt,Deron & Patricia to Kramer,Bryan J.; $150,000.

3210 Milverton Court: Schmidt,Kathleen M. to Schmidt, StevenW. & Julia K.; $275,000.

3705 Paramount Ridge Lane:Meiners, Joan & Patricia Pillerto Piller, Patricia; $13,000.

5153 Parkvalley Court: Kelley,Sandra S. & Susan R. Wilke toKoopman, Gregory & Molly S.;$238,000.

2905 Parkwalk Drive: Buchino,James J. to Metzler, Kirk & KellyMarie; $175,900.

2065 Rollingridge Lane: Hess,Julia to Ratliff, Michael T.;$127,000.

2871 Roseann Lane: Pari, MahinSadeghi to Rizal, Buddha;$125,000.

4232 Victorian Green Drive:Marsh, Joanne to Kiefer, JosephP.; $55,000.

5340 Werk Road: LWBAD LLC toGerth, Robert M.; $50,000.

6504 Werk Road: Botuchis,James J. & Carolyn B. to Hom-berger, Ryan E.; $375,000.

Whistling Elk Run: BuckheadHomes Inc. to Troha, Gary W. &

Mary L.; $400,774.

MIAMI TOWNSHIP2916 Affirmed Drive: Gibbons,Rodney G. & Jacqueline K. toJosshua, Jane E. & Christopher;$265,000.

3238 Brunsman Way: Lewis,Andrew B. to Vista View Home-owners’ Association Corp.;$1,000.

4984 East Miami River Road:Kellems, Lisa M. & Mary M.Good to Ingram, Bobby D. &Debra G.; $25,000.

7727 Zion Hill Road: Kress, KarenF. & Michael B. to Gross, Ken-neth M.; $270,000.

NORTH BEND8 Washington Ave.: Parnell, GaryB. Sr. & Janet N to DeutscheBank National Trust Co. Tr.;$26,000.

WESTWOOD2389 Harrison Ave.: Bank of NewYork Mellon The to Fronk,Robert; $22,301.

2551 Hollenshade Ave.: Turner,Janet A. to Solomon, Donald;$79,500.

3268 Lakeview Ave.: Krokum,Lenora F. to Carlson, Krista A.;$61,250.

3061 McHenry Ave.: Cody, Elaine& William R. to Wells FargoBank NA; $30,000.

3280 Midden Circle: Hickey,Glenn R. Tr. to Hopkins, Rebec-ca; $57,500.

2606 Montana Ave.: Meyer,Robert A. to 2614 Montana LLC;$315,000.

2614 Montana Ave.: Meyer,Robert A. to 2614 Montana LLC;$315,000.

2356 Nicholson Ave.: AdvantageBank to Worthen, Wilbur;$18,700.

3576 Schwartze Ave.: Miller, CleoD. to Jackson, Andrew C. &Mayra M. Casas; $118,500.

2714 Shaffer Ave.: Friedhoff,Kurt E. to Raineth IV CincinnatiLLC; $32,500.

2144 St. Leo Place: WDH In-vestments LLC to Thompson,Erick; $2,500.

5769 Timrick Court: Balzano,Christopher D. to Lohmiller,Scott J.; $97,000.

2853 Werk Road: Richard, Ron-ald J. to Wilmington Trust NATr.; $48,000.

3517 Werk Road: Stefanou, DanS. to Smith Cleaning SolutionsInc. ; $230,000.

REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS

Dorothy E. SpickerDorothy E. (nee Roehm)

Spicker, 90, of Western Hillsand Sarasota, Florida passedaway with peace in her heartOct. 30.

Survived by children Walter(Kathryn), Jonathan (Bertie),Timothy (Rita), Christopher

(Cynthia);best friend/sister Mar-garetCombs;grand-childrenAllison(Benjamin)Howenstine,Jennifer(Andrew)Soaper,

Amanda, Kristen, Caroline,Nicholas, Natalie, Robert; fivegreat-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by hus-band Robert Spicker; sonDonald Spicker.

Visitation and Mass ofChristian Burial were Nov. 7 atSt. Antoninus Church. Grave-side service following Mass atNew St. Joseph Cemetery. B.J.Meyer Sons Funeral Homeserved the family.

Memorials to Saint UrsulaAcademy, 1339 E. McMillan St.,Cincinnati, Ohio 45206.

James F. Sunderhaus Sr.James F. Sunderhaus Sr., 83,

of Westwood died Nov. 3. Hewas a U.S. Navy/Korea veteran.

Survived by wife of 58 yearsAlice R. (nee Thrumble) Sun-derhaus; sons Jim Jr., Joe andLarry (Missy) Sunderhaus;grandchildren Rachel, Rebecca,Elizabeth, Kristen, Kurt, Nick,Monica, Mary Claire, Hayley,Keegan, Kiley and Tierney;four great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by sonsKevin, Doug and Andy Sunder-haus; siblings Frank Jr., Dick,Karl and Joan.

Visitation was Nov. 6 atMihovk-Rosenacker FuneralHome. Mass of Christian BurialNov. 7 at St. Ignatius LoyolaChurch.

Memorials to PresentationMinistries or Robert W. FranksAdult Center Parent Group.

Douglas J. TuckerDouglas J. Tucker, 50, of

Green Township passed awaysuddenly Oct. 29.

Survivedby wife Rita(neeSchroer)Tucker;parents Donand Beverly(nee Barbo-rak) Tucker;childrenMadeline,Matthew,

Michael and Mary Kate Tucker;sister Melissa (Mark) Rinehart;son-in-law of Ralph and CarolSchroer.

Preceded in death by broth-er Michael Tucker.

Visitation was at MeyerFuneral Home. Mass of Chris-tian Burial at Our Lady ofLourdes Church.

Memorials to The TuckerChildren Education Fund atany Fifth Third Bank.

Jessica WernkeJessica Wernke, 23, of Green

Township passed away sud-denly Oct. 26.

Survived by parents TerissaWernke andMike (Mi-chelle)Wernke;siblingsStephanie,Brandon,TylerWernke,Haley andKatie Warn-dorf; niece

Ava Lynn Wernke; grand-mother Nella Branch; numer-ous nieces, nephews, cousinsand friends.

Preceded in death by grand-parents Robert Branch, Pauland Marian Wernke.

Visitation and funeralservices were at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home, West-wood. Burial at St. Joseph OldCemetery.

Memorials to Teen Chal-lenge Cincinnati P.O. Box 249.Milford, Ohio 45150, or Wel-come House of NorthernKentucky, 205 W. Pike St.,Covington, KY 41011.

DEATHS

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Carmichael21 Minor snafu22 Capital known for 300

years as Christiania23 Ill-fated seducer

in “Tess of the D’Urbervilles”

24 1-Across + 15-Across26 Erupt27 What a driverless car

drives29 Pageant V.I.P.s30 Like some soldiers

in the American Revolution

32 Farmyard call33 You may leave when

it’s up34 Endnotes?35 Portland, Ore.-to-

Boise dir.36 Egg producer38 The “e” of i.e.39 ____ Olshansky, first

Soviet-born N.F.L. player

41 Villainous43 1-Across + 122-Across48 Workers on the board49 It covers everything

quite clearly

50 Decepticon’s foe in “Transformers”

54 Sewing case55 Clio nominees57 S.U.V. alternative59 Moolah60 Bench warmer62 Final Four round64 ____ cards (items

used in ESP tests)65 1-Across + 125-Across70 15-Across +

122-Across72 Acronym on the S&P

50073 Galileo, by birth75 Take off, as a heavy

coat?76 Venice tourist

attraction78 S.U.V. alternative80 Golfer Ernie81 Acted like85 Goldeneye or

harlequin87 Paul who won a Nobel

in Physics89 1962 Paul Anka hit91 15-Across +

125-Across94 Coat fur97 Ammonium and

others98 Subj. for Bloomberg

News99 Puts in stitches, say100 Food that’s an

anagram of 98-Across

101 Washing the dishes, e.g.

103 Plantation device105 Subj. with many

irregularities

106 Shabby108 Sound in “Eleanor

Rigby” and “Yesterday”

110 Disdainful sounds113 “Little” visitor to

Slumberland, in old comics

114 122-Across + 125-Across

117 Holder of small doses

118 Former British crown colony in the Mideast

119 TurboTax option120 As old as the hills121 Petro-Canada

competitor122 Key word #3123 Looking for124 Go well together125 Key word #4

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Jackson film4 Pilaflike product5 Pot user?6 Tic-tac-toe failure7 “Understand?”8 Fellow students,

generally9 Brings together10 “Hook” role11 Successes in the

game Battleship12 Sister brand of

Phisoderm13 Elation14 It helps you get ahead

15 Pardner’s mount16 Glimpses17 Orioles’ div.18 He played Chaplin in

“Chaplin”25 Date28 QB Bobby who

purportedly put a curse on the Detroit Lions

31 Germophobe’s need33 Doesn’t pursue34 Mustard, but not

ketchup: Abbr.36 Stage prize37 Old TV adjustment:

Abbr.39 Radiologist, e.g.40 Biological blueprints42 Makes up (for)44 Lucius’s son, in Harry

Potter45 Fancy marble46 Fidelity offerings, for

short47 Political insults, so to

speak51 Uncle ____52 Hershiser who was

Sports Illustrated’s 1988 Sportsman of the Year

53 Major ally?56 Islamic mystics58 Place for a bust60 Figurine61 Stemming from63 Archenemy of

Mattel’s He-Man65 General interests?66 Author Wiesel67 Tournament

organizer since ’3968 “Ha! I was right!”

69 Says, “Read you loud and clear … over,” say

71 Rope in

74 Informer, informally

77 South American tuber

79 Recharge midday

81 Sandpaper and such

82 Creatures that may live inside oysters – hence the name

83 Cable’s ____ Classic

84 Springfieldexclamations

86 Male lead in Disney’s “Frozen”

88 Messy food order at a carnival

90 Witty Nash

92 ____ choy

93 Common wedding- reception feature

94 Kind of column95 “Holy ____!”96 J. Paul Getty and

others102 Literally,

“breathless”103 [You stink!]104 Ho hi107 Beast on Skull

Island, informally108 Low-lying area

109 Robert who oversaw the acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm

110 Ophthalmologist’sconcern

111 Burkina ____ (African land)

112 Vending machine feature

115 Small songbird116 Burns’s “before”

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req’d/will train. Lift/carry 50 lbs.,when nec. Post-accident & emplyr-

pd pre-employ drug & alcoholtest req’d. 40 hr/wk 7:30 AM-4 PMM-F. Sat./Sun. work req’d, when

nec. Wage is no less than$12.04/hr (OT varies @ $18.06/hr).Raise/bonus at emplr discretion.Transport (incl. meals &, as nec,

lodging) to place of employprovided or paid to wkrs residingoutside normal commute distance

by completion of 50% of jobperiod. Return transport provided

or paid to same wkrs if wkrcompletes job period or isdismissed early. Wkrs are

guaranteed offer of 3/4 of workhrs each 12-wk period. Tools,

supplies, equip, & uniformprovided at no cost. Emplr

provides incidental transport btwjob sites. Interview req’d. Email

resume [email protected] or

apply at: Ohio Means JobsCincinnati-Hamilton Cnty, 1916Central Pkwy., Cincinnati, OH

45214, (513) 946-7200.JO#3065888.

NOW HIRING

Property DamageInspectors

No Experience Required In-house training

provided Must have car

Call Bert 888-386-5551

WE HAVE MULTIPLE OPENINGS

No Experience NeededFull Training provided

Looking for MotivatedIndividuals to Start

ASAP

Call 513-906-4462

PUBLIC HEARINGNotice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held bythe Hamilton County Rural Zoning Commission on Thurs-day, December 17, 2015, in Room 805, County Administra-tion Building at 1:00 P.M. for the purpose of:Case Number: …... Green 2009-06; Mercy Hospital OutlotParkingSubject Property: ...Green Township: north of the intersec-tion of North Bend Road and Mercy Health Boulevard(Book 550, Page 74, Parcel 148)

Applicant: ………… Brett Oberholzer, Champlin Architec-ture (applicant); Mercy Hospitals West (owner)

Application: ………. Major Adjustment to an existing “OO”Planned Office district

Plan Summary: ….To modify the approved Zoning Compli-ance Plan to provide additional parking.

Plans are on file and open for public inspection in Room801, County Administration Building, 138 East Court Street,during normal business hours. Office hours:Monday thruFriday 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Office Phone: 513-946-4550

888317

At it’s 11/17/15 meeting, theCouncil of the City of Che-viot adopted the followinglegislation:Resolution 15-20 To AppointA Municipal Member (JimSunderhaus) To The BoardOf Directors Of Two JointEconomic Development Dis-tricts; And To Declare AnEmergency.Resolution 15-21 To RescindAn Existing 1.5 Mil RoadLevy; And To Declare AnEmergency.Ordinance 15-29 To DirectThe Auditor Of HamiltonCounty To Assess AdditionalTax Liabilities To Parcels OfReal Estate In The City OfCheviot; And To Declare AnEmergency.Ord 15-30 To Amend The 2015Annual Budget Appropria-tions; And To Declare AnEmergency. 877826

Group Home Manager

Group Home Manager needed.Work with people who have DD.Responsible for staff and servicedelivery supervision. Successful

applicant will have goodmanagement, organizational andpeople skills. 2-3 years supervisory

experience required.Intensive training and close supervision to start. Must

have diploma/GED, valid license,good driving record. Good

benefits and work atmosphere.Apply in person or send

resume toCORE, Inc. Tri County Parkway,

Cincinnati, OH 45246,Attention: Beth EOE

FLORAL DESIGNERExperienced Designer with flower

shop background. Creative,outgoing person. Good customer

service skills and attention todetail. Familiar with Point of Salesystems. At least 26 years of agewith good driving record. 30+

hrs/wk. Call Jackie: 513.520.9449

ROUTE SALESThe Schwebel Baking Company

is seeking experienced,aggressive, self-starters for its

Route Sales team in ourCincinnati, OH location.

This is a full-time position that isresponsible for selling andmerchandising Schwebel’scomplete line of quality

products to existing and newaccounts while driving aSchwebel’s bread truck.

Route Sales Representative’shours of work vary by assigned

route. Competitive base pay andcomprehensive benefits based onbread route sales. Great benefitspackage after probation period.

"**Please note that this jobprofile is not meant to be all

inclusive of the responsibilities ofthis position; individuals may

perform other duties as assignedor required.**

If interested, please apply onwww.schwebels.com/careers

or send a resume [email protected]. Please put

"Cincinnati Route Sales" inthe title."

DriverMulch manufacturing company

looking for Class A CDL driver with2 years dump trailer experience.Class B Driver for straight truck

deliveries. Wage based onexperience, 2point limit, M-F.

Please email resume to:[email protected]

513-831-0060

DRIVERS$3,000.00 Orientation CompletionBonus! Dedicated, Regional, OTR& Point to Point Lanes! Great Pay,

(New hires min 800.00/wk)! CDL-A 1yr. Exp. 1-855-314-1138

DRIVERSCDL-A, 1 yr. Guaranteed Home time.$1250 + per wk. & Benefits. MonthlyBonus program usually $500-$650.

No-Touch. 855-454-0392

Drivers CDL-A: LOCAL Lawrenceburg, IN!!Regional & OTR Home Weekends!

Sign-On Bonus!! Excellent Pay,Benefits! Drue Chrisman Inc.:

1-855-506-8599 x103

KILL BED BUGS! Buy HarrisBed Bug Killers/KIT CompleteTreatment System.Available:Hardware Stores, The HomeDepot, homedepot.com

Professional Driver WantedFor Chrysler 300/Honda

Odyssey, Must BePre-Approved With UberSubject to Background/Criminal Record Check

859-322-1211

HAY-- Mixed Grass. 2nd Cut.$4 delivered. 50 bale

minimum. 513-535-2614

ALL CHRISTMAS 50% OFF

At the Franciscan Peddler!Fri-Sat Dec 4-5

Fri-Sat Dec 11-12Fri-Sat Dec 18-19

10am - 4pm60 Compton Rd. 45215Proceeds benefit the

Ministries of The Francis-can Sisters of The Poor

Greenhills Shows Open Every Weekend

StartingSat Dec. 5th Sun Dec 6th, Flea Market on SaturdaysAntique Show on Sundays

Dealer costs: $15-$20 a table. FREE adm & park-ing. Food avail. 9am-4pm.

American Legion Hall,11100 Winton Rd.,Call 513-825-3099 For reservations

4x8 stack of split hardwood$60. You pick up. Delivery

Extra. 513-400-0638.Leave message.

RN’s needed for skilled focused, transitional care environment.

Must possess strong clinical, customer service &

organizational skills.Exp preferred. Competitive salary.

Health Insurance $98/mo.

Apply online to Apply online to join our team!join our team!

NursesFull Time, Part Time, PRN

2nd & 3rd Shift

www.carespring.com/employment

Looking for energetic, experienced and caring nursing assistants to join a great team!

We offer competitive wages, 8 & 12 hr shifts.

Health insurance $98/mo.Must be State Tested.

Apply online to Apply online to join our team!join our team!

Nurse AidesFull Time, Part Time, PRN

2nd & 3rd Shift

www.carespring.com/employment

Affordable Firewood - Seas-oned, Split Hardwood. $185per Cord, $95 per 1/2 Cord,plus sales tax. Free deliveryto most areas aroundHamilton County. Call Brianat B&B Queen City Tree Serv-ice 513-542-7044

SEASONED FIREWOOD All hardwoods split/loadedBest In Cincy. Call TodayDeliver Tomorrow.513- 738-9913 or 266-4052

Corner computer desk,chests of drawers, entnmtcenter, oak desk, asst chairs,reducing furniture inventory,$10-50. Make offer. 513-851-2674 [email protected]

DINING RO OM --Form al .Pecan wood. Complete withhutch & 5 chairs. Exc cond.$125. 513-931-7690

DINING ROOM--Gorgeous table &chairs w/china closet & hutch. Madeby Havertys. $600. 513-250-6378

CHRISTMAS TREE--9 ft. artificial. Includes lights. Exc cond. $80.

513-385-6266

FURNACES (2)--Gas. Used Upright. 80K BTU.

513-941-0335

Piano, blonde Wurlitzerspinet, $will give to goodhome. 513-851-2674 [email protected]

Mens & ladies Schwinn 18spd. bikes + 2 place garagerack & 2 bike receiver haul-er. Worth $950, sell for $250for all. Call 513-245-0829

#1 ALWAYS BUYING-RetiredVet pays top cash for anti-ques and vintage items. Sin-gle item or complete estate513-325-7206

#1 BUYER OF WWI, WWII, Civil War & Vietnam

US, German, Japanese &Special Forces

MILITARY RELICSWill consider any militaryitem depending on type,

condition & history. [email protected]

Don’t Let Other AdsFool You.

Call 513-309-1347

BUYING-RECORD ALBUMS &CDs, METAL, JAZZ, BLUES,ROCK, RAP, INDIE, R&B &REGGAE 513-683-6985

CASH PAID for unopenedunexpired Diabetic Strips. Upto $35 per 100. 513-377-7522

www.cincytestrips.com

I BUY OLD ELECTRONICS: StereoEquip. Radio speakers guitar amp.

Records (513) 473-5518

Brittany pups-2 females, 11wks AKC reg, vet ckd, shots,tails docked, dew claws re-moved. $600. (859)[email protected]

C A T S- - Must find forever homes.Medical reasons. M & F. 6 mos to2 yrs. Very loving. 513-482-9136

D A C H SH U N D - -Long hair black &cream, AKC reg. Ready 12/12. Shotswormed, POP, 3M. 812-654-7174 or812-907-1018

DOBERMAN. Tyson is a super friend-

ly 1.5 yr M. Ears/tail done, shots cur-

rent. $625. 765-647-2298

Labrador Retrievers - black,10 wks old, AKC, 1st & 2ndshots, wormed, health gar,$500. 513-479-0152

MALTI-POO PUPS- Your new littlefluffly friend! Non-shed, 1st shots &wormed, M/F, $500. 937-273-2731

Westie- CKC, Ped champs, M& F, $650-725, 8 wks, papers,POP, shots, small, does notshed. 513-827-7744, 513-284-2487. [email protected]

Buying All Vehicles Not Just Junk $200-$2000and more. Fair cash price,quick pickup. 513-662-4955

BUYING TOYOTAAND MERCEDES

Most years & models;need service records,

fair prices paid.Paul Padget’sVintage Sales

(513) 821-2143 Since 1962

CAD 03’ Sedan Deville 1ownr, garaged, exc cnd, lthr.56K mi, $5000. 513-451-0187

CAD DHS ’03. 1 owner, garaged, exc cond,56K mi, $7000. 513-451-0187

Toyota Camry XLE ’04 - 100kmiles, black, very good cond,lthr seats, 4cyl, sun rf, htdseats. $6650. Call 859-468-4616

1 BUYER OF OLD CARSCLASSIC, ANTIQUE ’30-40-50-60-70s,Running or not.

513-403-7386

HANDOUT THECIGARS!

VISITCLASSIFIEDSonline at cincinnati.com

Celebratewith aannouncement.

HANDOUT THECIGARS!

VISITCLASSIFIEDSonline at cincinnati.com

Celebratewith aannouncement.

Great Buys

Garage Salesneighborly deals...

CLEVES-

Christmas Bazaarand celebration

Miami Twp. Senior Center8 N. Miami Ave.,

Cleves, Ohio, Dec. 4 & 5,10am-9pm

Come to the Miami Twp.Senior Center to get astart on your Christmasshopping. We will havemany crafters & vendorshere! Get some famous

home made candy. Lunch& dinner avail. for pur-

chase. Pictures with Santaand games for kids.(sponsored by the

Kiwanis).

Crestview Hills, KY - 2740Mansion Pl. Short notice -Sunday only sale! 12/6 -10am-5pm. Contents of 2stry home 7 basement.Sterling, 3 sets of china,hummels, costume jewelry,cut glass, figurines, furs,signed artwork, dining rmtbl & china cabinet, pictures,desk, couch, rocker recliners,misc tbls & chairs, lamps,coffee & end tbls, credenza,books, records, electronics,full & twin beds, metal shelv-ing, book shelves, lots ofmisc. Too much to list, allpriced to sell. Info & picshsestatesales.com or 859-468-9468. Dir: Dixie Hwy toLookout Farms Dr. to Man-sion Pl.

Ft. Wright, KY - 1420 EastHenry Clay Ave. 12/4 & 12/5,Fri - 9a-4p. #’s @ 845am. Sat9a-4p. Contents of 2 stryhome & basement. Sterling,costume jewelry, jewelrychest, full beds, dressers,chest of drawers, nightstands, book shelves, rocker,corner shelf, coffee & endtbls, couch, chairs, dining &kitchen tbl, china hutch,server, old cabinets, lamps,pictures, mirrors, micro-waves, entertainment center,records, washer, dryer, pow-er & hand tools, patio furn,heavy duty sewing mach, lotsof misc. Too much to list, allpriced to sell. Info & picshsestatesales.com or 859-468-9468. Dir: Kyles Ln toEast Henry Clay Ave.

HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE, IN-1383 Skyview Circle, Dec. 4, 5& 6, 10am-3pm. Quality anti-que furn., clocks, crystal,china, signed Rookwood,lovely collections.

Garage & Yard SaleVISIT: cincinnati.com/classifiedsTO PLACE YOUR AD

J & R ELECTRIC

Residential & CommercialFuse Boxes Changed,

Trouble ShootingCircuits & Phone Lines Added

Neat, Clean, Reasonable & Insured.

941-3332

www.jandrelectric.com License #20695

CE-0000634991

Mark’s painting service -Interior painting, drywall &plaster repair. Insured. Over

30 yrs exp. 513-325-7934

CE-0000636269

Free Estimates - Insured

896-5695Proprietor, Don Stroud

Trees TrimmedTopped & Removed

DON’S TREE SERVICE, LLC

CALL: 513-421-6300TO PLACE YOUR AD

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