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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHTB1 Sandtrese Keys, left, and Sharon Coleman at Simply Sweet Boutique in Glendale. Volume 26 Number 39 © 2010 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Correction Jill Clements was the teacher of the Springdale Elementary School class featured in an Arbor Day photo package in the May 12 The Tri-County Press. All-American group Cute as buttons, Vermont Elementary School students put on a show that spilled over with talent. They entered the gym to the sounds of automobile engines, because this was, after all, a musical trip by car across the USA. SEE LIFE, B1 Role models Evendale Elementary students, staff and volunteers devoted May 3 to promote the importance of preventing bullying in school. SEE SCHOOLS, A5 Vote for Sportsman Our readers created the ballot and now it’s time to vote for the 2010 Tri-County Press Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year. In just the first day of voting, readers cast more than 20,000 ballots. Let’s keep it going! Go to preps and find the yellow and green Community Press Sportsman of the Year icon on the right-hand side of the page. Find your ballot by newspaper and vote as often as you like through June 10. On the ballot for the 2010 Sportsman of the Year: Jibreel Black, Wyoming; Harry Meisner, Wyoming; Jordan Sibert, Princeton; Michael Spraul, Princeton Sportswoman of the Year candidates are: Erin Lloyd, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (Evendale resident); Nikki McKee, Wyoming; Celia Oberholzer, Wyoming; Claudia Saunders, Princeton; Jocelyn Spells, Princeton. To place an ad, call 242-4000. Your Community Press newspaper serving Evendale, Glendale, Sharonville, Springdale, Wyoming E-mail: We d n e s d a y, M a y 1 9 , 2 0 1 0 PRESS Web site: B E C A U S E C O M M U N I T Y M AT T E R S 50¢ Fundraiser is wheel deal By Kelly McBride Reddy The path to victory was a mile long, and Ben Derge rode it 38 times. Wyoming’s wheel-a-thon brought out about 130 children and their parents on a recent Saturday, despite the unseasonable cold. Riding the loop through the Wyoming neighborhood kept them warm as they raised funds for their schools and awareness of bike safety. Funds raised by the Parent School Association are used for equipment and programs throughout the district. Two prizes are awarded each year at the wheel-a-thon. The student fund-raiser who rides the most miles receives two tickets to Kings Island. The student who raises the most money gets an indoor waterpark party at the Powel Crosley YMCA. Ben Derge, a fifth-grader at Wyoming Middle School, rode 38 miles, the most ever ridden in the wheel-a-thon, which dates back at least 15 years. Winners are announced at the May Fete event May 20. Wyoming parent Kristen KELLY MCBRIDE REDDY/STAFF Riders come and go on the mile-long route during the wheel-a-thon. KELLY MCBRIDE REDDY/STAFF Mike Derge stands above the crowd during the wheel-a-thon fund-raiser in Wyoming. Knoebber organized the event for the Parent School Association, along with the Wyoming Police Department. “We have no course without the police,” Knoebber said. “It’s a safety and fitness-oriented fund raiser for the Wyoming schools. “The best part it that it gets a lot of students outside, riding miles and miles, and interacting with the police.” “The police department’s par- ticipation in the Wyoming WheelA-Thon is a great opportunity for our police officers to share some good bike safety tips with the kids while allowing the kids to get to know the police officers who keep them safe,” Wyoming Police Chief Gary Baldauf said. Four members of the department worked the three-hour event, patrolling the route, blocking off roads from traffic and fitting kids with bike helmets. Sgt. Mike World and officers Sean Feldhaus, John McGillis and Mitch Murphy also registered bikes and offered bike safety tips. Inside For more photos from the event, see page A3 “It’s a good opportunity to remind kids of bicycle safety and the importance of wearing helmets,” Feldhaus said. Harry Powers, 8, was fitted with a new helmet, and he filled out a registration form for his new bicycle. “I like it,” he said of the wheela-thon. “I got to see my friends and I got to ride my new bike.” Lights, camera, but no sound in Sharonville By Kelly McBride Reddy Viewing schedule Sharonville City Council held its first videotaped meeting May 11, but residents likely won’t be able to view it due to audio difficulties. Microphones didn’t pick up the voices of half of the dais, though technicians from Intercommunity Cable Regulatory Commission, which tapes the meetings, said that will be fixed by the next meeting May 25. Council voted on no ordinances or resolutions, though several committees presented reports. Among them: • Councilman Kerry Rabe reported on the Department of Building and Planning. Permit fees collected in April were down compared to last year, but Rabe said deposits to that point for 2010 were even with those made in 2009. April deposits totaled $11,608, he said. • Rabe also reported on Convention Center activity, where 26 organizations held events in April, Sharonville City council meetings will be shown on Time Warner Channel 18 at these times: 4 p.m. Wednesdays 5 p.m. Fridays 9 a.m. Sundays at 9 a.m. KELLY MCBRIDE REDDY/STAFF Deputy Safety Service Director Robert Fisher presents a report during the first videotaped meeting of Sharonville City Council (note the camera above Fisher). generating $79,972 in revenue. • Councilman Paul Schmidt said the Health Department was busy in April, inspecting pools and investigating complaints of high grass. • Councilman Greg Pugh reported that Mount Pleasant Paving began work on Mosteller Road April 22, restricting the street to one lane north and south. Curbs are bring removed and then replaced over a three-to-four week period. Driveways to businesses along Mosteller Road will not be blocked, Pugh said. • Police officers participated in firearms training at the Butler County/West Chester Township range in April, according to Councilman Rob Tankersley. Officers received training in high-stress physical situations, he reported. Officer Cheryl Baarlaer was selected as Police Officer of the Year, and clerk Jennifer Setters received the Civilian Employee of the Year from coworkers in the police department. • The fire department has been working to flush the city’s 842 hydrants. Work is expected to be completed by the end of May, Tankersley reported. The fire department also reported that many of the hydrants are failing and need to be rebuilt. The cost to rebuild is at least $400 per hydrant. Tankersley reported that the department had spent $12,000 on repairs as of April. He said the city had saved more than $1,750 in labor costs by having city crews repair 10 hydrants in April. • Councilwoman Vicki Hoppe reported that the Parks and Recreation Department will hold several programs and events in May. They include a program on antiques, the annual mom prom, the city’s garage sale and swim lesson signups. For more information, call 563-2895. • Councilman Ed Cunningham reported that the Sharonville Chamber of Commerce will hold a business connection luncheon May 20. Creators of the Super Bowl-winning Doritos ad will speak at the event. 4,000 30th Nissan Rebates AVAILABLE Anniversaryy Sale Up To FALHABER A Family Tradition Since 1980 $ Serving Greater Cincinnati & Nissan for 30 Years 0% APR FINANCING AVAILABLE On Most Brand New Nissans* 8680 Colerain Ave. • 513-385-1400 *0% apr is 36 monthly payments of $27.78 per $1000 borrowed. Subject to credit approval for qualified buyers through NMAC. APR savings are in lieu of customer cash. Sale ends 5/21/10


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