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Writer saving cats in need

Hopes to reduce felines is shelters By Forrest Sellers

OAKLEY — Writer and cat enthusiast Kristen Heimerl wants to touch hearts this Valentine’s Day. She and Confetti Cats owner Cheryl Franklin have organized a “Herding Hearts” event 4-6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Confetti Cats, 3184 Madison Road. The event will serve as a kick off for Heimerl to raise money to publish her book “The Bad Guy on the Block.” A quarter of the profits raised from sales of the book will go toward medical care for homeless cats and to low income families who own cats that may require medical attention. “A lot of times when people struggle with medical needs for their cats they have to give them up because they can’t afford them,” said Heimerl, who is a resident of Hyde Park. Heimerl said a number of the cats in local shelters have medical problems that can be treated with proper care. As part of this initiative, Heimerl and Franklin will set up a way for families to submit requests for assistance. A website is also in the planning stage in which the stories of

these cats will be detailed. The event will include an opportunity to make valentines, design a cat-themed Tshirt and meet Heimerl’s Norwegian forest cat Lily. Heimerl said she got the idea for her book from an incident this summer when she and her cats, which also include Norwegian forest cats Dewey and Thumper, noticed someone suspicious on the street outside their home. Heimerl called the police who later apprehended the suspect. She learned it was a “serial robber.” Seeing a humorous side to the situation, specifically crawling through the house closing windows while being closely followed by her cats, Heimerl thought it could be a funny story for children. Heimerl said the event is also geared toward raising awareness. “When Lily was sick with ear polyps I met so may other people who had medical expenses (involving their cats),” said Heimerl. Heimerl said she hopes proceeds generated from the sale of her book will help these families as well as reduce the number of cats placed in shelters by owners who can’t afford the necessary medical care. For information, call Heimerl at 593-7575 or send an email to

HERDING HEARTS » 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 » Confetti Cats, 3184 Madison Road Spend some time with cat enthusiast Kristen Heimerl and her cat Lily at

Hyde Park writer and cat enthusiast Kristen Heimerl, shown with her cat Lily, has organized an event to help raise money for publishing her book. A portion of the sales of the book will go toward assisting cats with medical needs. The event will be Friday, Feb. 14, at Confetti Cats. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Kubicki to head economic-development board By Jeanne Houck

COLUMBIA TWP. — Trustee David Kubicki will head the board of a new economic-development zone that establishes a 1-percent income tax in some Columbia Township commercial areas. Officials of the township and Fairfax, which is the township’s partner in the project, hope to have the newly named “Columbia Township Joint Economic Development Zone,” up and running by April 1. The township, per agreement, has the right to name the chairman of the zone’s board of directors and chose Kubicki. At a recent organizational meeting, Columbia Township and Fairfax appointees to the

Columbia Township Joint Economic Development Zone’s board elected Fairfax Mayor Carson Shelton vice chairman, Kaminer Fairfax Village Administrator Jennifer Kaminer treasurer and Fairfax Clerk/Treasurer Walter Raines secretary. Columbia Township President Stephen Langenkamp and township Vice President Susan Hughes also will serve on the Columbia Township Joint Economic Development Zone’s board of directors, which will meet in public session at least once each quarter. From now on, officers of the Columbia Township Joint Eco-

nomic Development Zone’s board will be named in the fourth quarter of each calendar year and their terms begin the Kubicki following Jan. 1. Columbia Township Administrator Mike Lemon said township and Fairfax officials have been working to establish the zone in township commercial areas on Wooster Pike, on Plainville Road and at Ridge and Highland avenues since November, when township voters approved the zone and tax. The Columbia Township Joint Economic Development Zone’s board of directors will levy a 1-percent tax on income



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earned by people who work in the zone and on net profits from businesses that operate in the zone. “There’s a lot of work that goes into (establishing the zone),” Lemon said. “In discussions with other townships that have established (joint economic-development zones), it usually took them four to five months for implementation. “Our goal is to get it done as quickly as possible with a target date of no later than April 1,” Lemon said. Ohio law prohibits townships from collecting income taxes. But with the joint economicdevelopment zone agreement between Columbia Township and Fairfax, as sanctioned by the state, Fairfax will collect

the new income tax in the Columbia Township Joint Economic Development Zone and give the township 90 percent of the revenue after subtracting service, reserve and escrow fees. For its trouble, Fairfax will collect the remaining 10 percent of the post-fees revenue. Lemon estimates the township will collect $670,000 and Fairfax $67,000 annually from the new tax. Fairfax Village Council earlier voted to establish the joint economic-development zone with Columbia Township but Fairfax residents were not asked to vote on it because the new zone and tax are in the township and Fairfax residents and businesses will not be taxed by the zone. Vol. 34 No. 3 © 2014 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED



Terrace Park Garden Club to fix stone bench By Lisa Wakeland

Terrace Park’s Garden Club plans to repair this 80-year-old stone bench on the Village Green. The seat is broken, and one of the arm rests is missing. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

An 80-year-old bench in Terrace Park will get some much-needed repairs this spring. The Terrace Park Garden Club plans to fix the stone bench on the Village Green, which was built in 1934 to honor the group’s first president. “It currently has a seat, but some stones have fallen off and it’s dangerous,” Garden Club President Elaine Grever said at a Jan. 30 meeting. “We propose to build a new wall in the front, fill it with gravel and then put in a new seat. We will also

fill in one of the missing arm pieces.” Grever said the repairs would cost between $600 and $800, and the Garden Club would pay for the entire project. It’s expected to be fixed by the end of April, weather permitting, she said. Councilwoman Holly Purcell said it was very generous of the Garden Club to finance and complete this project. This is an important feature of the Village Green, Mayor Jay Gohman said, and everyone “knows how wonderful it is to sit there on a summer evening with all your


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Oakley meetings boast new format By Forrest Sellers

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council meetings may notice a change. “We felt as people’s lives become more hectic we need to create better opportunities for community members to be engaged,” said Craig Rozen, board president of the Oakley Community Council. As such, the meetings have been reorganized to have community input at the start of the meeting and a scheduled time for guest speakers. The guest speakers will be prearranged and speak on a variety of topics. Rozen said presentations could begin as early as the March meeting. A social hour has also been added.. Rozen said the agendas will now be posted online or via social media a week prior to the meeting. Board members are excited by the new format. “We are trying to get more community and business and engagement,” said board member Megan Marshall. The Oakley Community Council meets 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the Oakley Recreation Center, 3882 Paxton Ave. by Hyde Park Plaza.

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Mine case back to Judge Ruehlman By Lisa Wakeland

It’s like a game of tennis within the legal system — a controversial mine proposal volleyed back and forth between the courts and a township zoning board. And now the 1st District Court of Appeals has again served the Martin Marietta case back to Judge Robert Ruehlman, who, more than two years ago, overturned the mine’s original approval. It’s been a long, hard fight for both sides. In 2008, Martin Marietta Ma-

terials asked the Anderson Township Board of Zoning Appeals for approval to build and operate an underground limestone mine in the northeastern part of the community. The mine proposal included blasting 400 to 800 feet underground and storing explosives on the 480-acre site near Round Bottom and Broadwell roads. Martin Marietta faced fierce opposition from township residents who lived near the mine property, as well as leaders in neighboring communities.

TIMELINE This is a long and complicated case that’s bounced in and out of the court system. Here is a timeline of the major events in the Anderson Township mine case. » Aug. 2008: First Anderson Township Board of Zoning Appeals hearing on Martin Marietta’s request to build and operate an underground limestone mine near Round Bottom and Broadwell roads. » June 2010: After nearly two years of public hearings, the township Board of Zoning Appeals in a 3-2 decision approved a conditional use permit and variances to store explosive materials. They attached nearly two dozen conditions for the mine’s approval. Opponents of the mine – Anderson Township residents and businesses, as well as the villages of Newtown, Terrace Park and Indian Hill – appealed the Board of Zoning Appeals’ decision to the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas. » Dec. 2011: Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Robert Ruehlman overturns the township zoning board’s decision approving the mine. In his written judgment, Ruehlman called the zoning board’s decision to approve the mine operation “replete with examples of illegal acts as well as invalid, void and ineffective conditions, any one of which would be sufficient reason for rendering the entire decision as null and void.” » Jan. 2012: Martin Marietta appeals Ruehlman’s decision to the 1st District Court of Appeals. Arguments take place that summer. » Dec. 2012: The 1st District Court rules that the good neighbor fee is illegal and orders the Common Pleas Court to send the case back to the township Board of Zoning Appeals. They decline to rule on many of the other issues in the appeal. » March 2013: Martin Marietta appeals the decision sending the zoning case back to Anderson Township. Briefs were filed but the case moves forward with the Board of Zoning Appeals. » July 2013: Anderson Township’s Board of Zoning Appeals re-approves the proposed mine without the good neighbor fee. » Aug. 2013: The case is again appealed to the Common Pleas Court and a motion is filed to dismiss Martin Marietta’s March appeal to the 1st District Court. » Jan. 2014: The 1st District Court of Appeals dismissed Martin Marietta’s appeal, saying in its ruling the order of remand “was not a final appealable order because it did not determine the underlying action or affect a substantial right.”

But in June 2010, the township zoning board, in a 3-2 decision, voted in favor of Martin Marietta’s requests and attached nearly two dozen conditions to the mine’s approval. Township residents and business owners, joined by Terrace Park, Newtown and Indian Hill, appealed the board’s decision to the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court and have been locked in a litany of legal battles with Martin Marietta ever since.

Long legal fight

After bouncing from a magistrate to a different judge, the appeal eventually landed before Ruehlman, who, in December 2011, overturned the mine’s approval. He wrote in his ruling that the zoning board’s decision was “replete with examples of illegal acts as well as invalid, void and ineffective conditions.” Martin Marietta then appealed that decision to the 1st District Court of Appeals, which, in late 2012 kicked the case back to Anderson Township. The judges determined the zoning board “exceeded its authority in conditioning its decision on the Good Neighbor Fee,” and wanted the township board to decide whether the mine would still be approved without it. That fee required Martin Marietta to keep a $1 million bond and pay the township 5 cents per ton of material sold and delivered from the site. According to the Board’s original decision, if any of the conditions are challenged in court and declared invalid, void or ineffective for any reason, “this entire resolution granting ... approval shall be null and void.” It was then supposed to come back to the township for further consideration. This past July the Board of Zoning Appeals — not comprised of any of the same members who issued the original decision — removed the good

Martin Marietta's attorneys C. Francis Barrett, left, and Dick Brahm, right, talk with Newtown Solicitor Doug Miller after the oral arguments before the 1st District Court of Appeals in 2012. FILE PHOTO

neighbor fee as a condition and re-approved the mine proposal. The opposition group then appealed that decision, which brought the case back before Ruehlman. Martin Marietta had appealed Ruehlman’s order remanding the case back to the township, which is why the case was back before the 1st District Court of Appeals, and the judges dismissed that appeal in late January. “It seems like (Martin Marietta has) run up into a brick wall there,” Village Mayor Jay Gohman said recently. “For Terrace Park, that’s very, very good news.” Cathy Burger, an Anderson Township resident who helped create the mine opposition group Citizens Against Blasting on Our Miami (CABOOM), is also encouraged by this latest development. “We’re going to give it our best fight, and I feel positive about it,” she

said. “Hopefully, we’ll keep moving in this direction.” Terrace Park Solicitor Bob Malloy said this is the same case that was previously before Ruehlman, in which “he ruled clearly and decisively.” “I think he was right in every word he stated in his decision, and I would encourage him to follow suit,” Malloy said. “(Martin Marietta) can try to appeal, but I can’t see that being a reasonable step. But their ability to file appeals seems to be inexhaustible so we’ll wait and see.” Because the 1st District declined to rule on many of the other issues in Ruehlman’s 2011 decision, Anderson Township attorney Gary Powell said it’s unclear if that will stand. Powell said Ruehlman could reinstate his previous decision without reference to the “good neighbor fee,” or issue an entirely new ruling.

Either way, this case is likely far from over. “I think everyone anticipates that … one side or the other will appeal it back to the (1st District),” Powell said. A briefing schedule has been set, with the first arguments due in May. Martin Marietta’s attorney could not be reached for comment.

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An addition to the Cincinnati Country Day Lower School provides gathering space for parents and other visitors. THANKS TO CINDY KRANZ

CCD students return to RENOVATED BUILDING C

incinnati Country Day’s Lower School students returned from winter break to a building that has been enhanced through major renovations and a new addition. The $3 million project was completed in two phases. The dedication and ribbon cutting for the Lower School building project and Betsy and Peter Niehoff Commons were held Jan. 6. A gathering of more than300 Country Day community members toasted the new space following Head of School Robert P. Macrae’s State of the School message Jan. 14. Improvements include a new entrance, resource room, administrative space, science room, parent meeting room, reading loft and commons stage. Upgrades to the heating

and cooling systems, roof, windows and doors were completed last year in the first phase of the project. Still in the works, to be completed later this year, is an outdoor PlayScape. “Renovations to Country Day’s Lower School building have created dynamic new spaces that will enhance the student experience and strengthen our sense of community,” Macrae said. “Since the Lower School is where many of our students discover their passion for academics, it is important to have an environment that is highly conducive to learning.” The Lower School includes 290 students in Pre-K/Montessori through fourth grade. Country Day’s 62-acre campus is home to 850 students from early childhood (18 months) through grade 12.

Students file into the Betsy and Peter Niehoff Commons, a new addition to Cincinnati Country Day’s Lower School. THANKS TO CINDY KRANZ

Cincinnati Country Day students who had perfect attendance the first semester cut a ribbon to allow students access to the new Betsy and Peter Niehoff Commons in the Lower School. Among students cutting the ribbon are, from left, Emma Rainey of Batavia and Miami townships, Kirstin Hayes of West Chester Township, Sagan Rufener and Story Rufener, both of Mount Washington; Julia Oole of Madeira and Ethan Bourque of Sycamore Township. The Niehoffs, both 2005 Country Day graduates, cut a ribbon officially opening the new space. The Cincinnati Country Day Lower School library is now in an addition to the building. THANKS TO CINDY KRANZ THANKS TO CINDY KRANZ

Peter and Betsy Niehoff of Hyde Park join Head of School Robert P. Macrae in toasting the opening of the Betsy and Peter Niehoff Commons, part of the addition and renovations to Cincinnati Country Day’s Lower School. THANKS TO CINDY KRANZ

The Kellar family, all of Hyde Park, celebrates the opening of the addition to Cincinnati Country Day’s Lower School. Larry and Barbara Kellar were donors for the new commons stage, named in honor of their granddaughter, Ava Kellar, a CCDS seventh-grader. From left are Ainsley Kellar, Barbara, Ava and Larry Kellar. THANKS TO CINDY KRANZ




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Tobin takes over Purcell Marian football By Scott Springer


also because we place an emphasis on character formation.” Dennis said while the class of 2014 features the largest number athletes signing college scholarships in his 10 years at the school, it’s not a surprise. More than 30 Summit alumni are playing college sports today and several more Silver Knights still have yet to make their college athletic decisions. “The national average is 4 percent of kids signing with Division I or Division II,” he said. “Our average is about 14 percent. That’s something we take a

“Cavalier Renaissance” is not a show coming to the Aronoff Center anytime soon. If new Purcell Marian head football coach Jon Tobin has his way, you will be seeing it along Hackberry Street. A former guard for the University of Cincinnati, Tobin has the inTobin tensity and cadence of your prototypical line coach. A month and change away from his 29th birthday, he still looks like he could pancake an opponent. An assistant under former coach Brian Miller, Tobin worked his way to offensive line coach and offensive coordinator. With Miller stepping aside, Tobin moves into another role of authority. When not near a blocking sled, he’s also the school’s Dean of Student Life/Assistant Principal. “It’s been my dream,” Tobin said. “It’s my first opportunity and I’m looking forward to it. It’s like the perfect job. I get to interact with every kid all day long.” His first order of business is involves selling “Cavalier Renaissance.” The alma mater of Roger Staubach has struggled since its glory years. Facility upgrades, like a turf practice field, auxiliary gym and a bright, renewed old gym help, but nothing replaces winning. “We’re going to change the school around a little bit,” Tobin said. “We can do it as assistant principal and on the athletic fields. Football is the king of sports.” In order to return football to king at Purcell Marian, Tobin is going all-out on hallway recruiting. If you’re somewhat athletic, you’re likely on the “Dean’s list.” “I’m going around the basketball and baseball players that don’t play football and trying to recruit them,” Tobin said. “We have some good athletes that haven’t played. Our big thing is to get them to come down and lift with us.” He hopes to start a fever by getting athletes into the weight room. Once there, a prospective player could meet another UC Bearcat in Mike Wright. The former New England Patriot helped the football team physically and inspirationally this past season. “He’s still helping out here with our weight room,” Tobin said. Purcell Marian was 3-7 in 2013, but started the season 3-1. All three wins were at UC’s Sheakley Athletic Center that serves as the Cavaliers home field until the cold weather “bubble” goes up. The “bubble” wasn’t even thought of when Tobin was recruited by Rick Minter out of Lancaster Fisher Catholic. The lineman is one of a handful of Bearcats who served under Minter, Mark Danto-

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Walnut Hills announced their winter athletic signing class Feb. 7. From left are: Front, Chelsea Carpenter (Western Kentucky track and field), Gabby Brokamp (UAB/Alabama-Birmingham soccer), Ariana Tashjian (Coker College soccer), Alina Tashjian (Coker College soccer) and Morgan Shafer (Northern Kentucky University soccer); back, Andrew Tengen (Wittenberg swimming), Ellery Lassiter (Penn track and field), Nilijah Ballew (Bowling Green football), Randall Mincy (West Virginia State football) and Marshawn Webb-Allen (Mount St. Joseph football). THANKS TO WALNUT HILLS ATHLETICS



A number of student-athletes in the Eastern Hills Journal coverage area signed to participate in college athletics Feb. 5 and 6. The photos in this package were the ones we received before press deadline. To submit photos from a local Signing Day, email them to Photos gathered/shot by Scott Springer and Mark Motz

Five Cincinnati Country Day seniors celebrated signing their national letters of intent to play college sports during a ceremony Feb. 6. Seated from left are Katie Barton (lacrosse, Dickinson), Hanna Gottschalk (rowing, Ohio State University) and Shelley Menifee (track and field, Northern Kentucky University); in back are Elijah Engelke (rowing, Brown University) and Patrick Wildman, (tennis, Claremont McKenna). COURTESY

Three St. Ursula Academy seniors participated in a national letter of intent signing ceremony Feb. 6 to celebrate their plans to play college soccer. From left, they are Darby Schwarz of Hyde Park (University of Louisville), Megan Niebuhr of Anderson Township (Ohio University) and Maddie Huster of Madeira (Wake Forest University). THANKS TO ST. URSULA ACADEMY

Clark Montessori football coach Joe Berta points to Jordan Whaley-Watson after his signing with Kentucky State Feb. 6. Jordan was first-team Miami Valley Conference, first-team All-City and All-District and special mention All-State. He helped lead the Cougars to a 6-4 record this year, the best mark in the program’s history.


Summit sends biggest class on to college By Mark D. Motz

HYDE PARK — Nothing dirty about this dozen. In fact, 12 Summit Country Day seniors cleaned up in the scholarship department as they signed their national letters of intent to play their respective sports in college. The school celebrated with a ceremony Feb. 6. Among the recruits were five soccer players - including two All-America selections - four football players, a basketball player, a set of twin runners and a lacrosse player. If those numbers don’t add up to 12 - do the math; they won’t consider Antonio Woods is going to play football and basketball on the college level while taking on an Ivy League education at the University of Pennsylvania. Some will remain close to home. One of the All-Americans, Christian Hay, will stay in town to play soccer for the University of Cincinnati. The other, soccer player Bryce Hueber, will be just up the road with Summit teammate Addie Englehart at Wright State University. Others will venture to more

A dozen Summit Country Day seniors celebrated signing their national letters of intent during a ceremony at the school Feb. 6. Among them were, from left, Daniel Bruns (Marist University, football), Michael Barwick Jr. (Indiana University, football), Alex Vance (University of Dayton, football), Antonio Woods (University of Pennsylvania, football and basketball), Meredith Schertzinger (University of Alabama-Birmingham, soccer), Mia Schreibeis (Winthrop University, soccer), Bryce Huber (Wright State University, soccer), Addie Englehart (Wright State, soccer), twins Ellie and Sophie Adams (St. Louis University, track and cross country), Rebecca Stromberg (Belmont Abbey College, lacrosse) and Christian Hay (University of Cincinnati, soccer).MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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distant places. Daniel Bruns is off to play football at Marist in Poughkeepsie, N.Y ., while Ellie and Sophie Adams head west to St. Louis University for track and cross country. How does such a small school do it? “One, I think the academics here are pretty good and a lot of parents want their kids being associated with great academics,” said Greg Dennis, athletic direc-

tor. “The other piece is, we have great coaches. The coaches come in and put the time in and it’s inspiring to the kids that hard work is what gets it done. So if you ask me what it’s attributed to, academics first and foremost, good coaches and good hard work from the kids.” Summit college counseling director Maureen Ferrell agreed. “Summit’s senior athletes have been heavily recruited this year,” she said. “Coaches and college reps tell us that our student athletes stand out because they have demonstrated they can handle rigorous academics while playing sports and



PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS By Scott Springer and Mark Motz

Boys basketball

» Clark Montessori downed New Miami 76-22 on Feb. 6. Sophomores Jordan Gaines and Micah Blythe had 12 points apiece. » Mariemont beat Goshen 53-38 Feb. 1, but suffered a 60-51 home loss against Wyoming Feb. 5 and 70-54 road defeat at Madeira Feb 7. » Purcell Marian beat Badin 58-55 on Feb. 7. Sophomore Rashaad AliShakir had 17 points. » Summit Country Day beat St. Bernard 65-53 at home Feb. 3 and put up a 65-61 road win at North College Hill Feb. 7 to improve to 13-5 (10-0 MVC) » On Feb. 5, Moeller beat Wilmington 69-32 as senior Grant Benzinger and junior Nate Fowler had 16 points apiece. Moeller held off La Salle 40-33 on Feb. 7 as senior Tre’ Hawkins had 14 points.

Girls basketball

» Mariemont won 39-32 on the road at Taylor; Julia Whittelsey led the team with 15 points. » Purcell Marian beat Roger Bacon 59-40 on Feb. 1. Junior Maria Englert had 21 points. » Seven Hills beat New Miami 47-7 Feb. 7, improving to 12-9 (8-5 MVC). » Summit Country Day beat Seven Hills 56-53 Feb. 6 behind 22 points by Gabbi Gehner. The Silver Knights improved to 12-8 (8-5 MVC).

Abby Moellering of St. Ursula Academy swims the backstroke leg of the 200-yard individual medley during the girls Division I sectional meet Feb. 8.TONY JONES/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

» St. Ursula Academy beat Glen Este 41-34 Feb. 6; Lizzy Ayers and Emma Noe each scored 11 points to lead the Bulldogs. » Walnut Hills downed Loveland 63-35 on Feb. 1. Sophomore Arielle Varner had 19 points. The Lady Eagles toppled Turpin 58-32 on Feb. 6. Junior Taylor Darks had 20 points. » Withrow defeated Walnut Hills 57-46 on Feb. 3. Seniors Adriana Williams and Montrail Roberts had 16 points each. The Lady Tigers thumped Hughes 69-28 on Feb. 6 as Roberts had 25 points.

Basketball clinic

» The Clark Montessori Lady Cougars and Gamble Montessori Lady Gators teams/coaches will work together to host a free Youth Basketball Clinic 3-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, for kids in grades second to sixth at the Clark Gymnasium. After the clinic, both teams will

suit up and play each other in their last regular season game of the season. All kids and families who attend the camp will get free admission to the game, which will begin at 4:30 p.m. at Clark. More information and a flyer for the event can be found at:

Girls swimming and diving

» Clark Montessori was third at the Miami Valley Conference Championships Feb. 1. O.J. Mesina was named MVC Coach of the Year. Mary Claire Fibbe finished 13th in the Division II sectional diving meet Feb. 6. » Summit Country Day’s Allison Brophy won the Division II sectional diving title by a 408.3399.3 score over runnerup Maddie Mitchell of McNicholas Feb. 6 at Miami University in Oxford. Emma Hellman finished 12th for the Silver

Seven Hills Middle School swimmers build for future The Seven Hills Middle School swim team did well in its first-ever appearance in the junior high championships at Countryside YMCA Jan. 11. The 13-member team, coached by Meredith Jackson placed second overall in the small-school category, with the teams winning the small-school boys division and the girls placing seventh Individual event winners for the boys included Smith Hickenlooper in the

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lot of pride in here.” Summit upper school director Dr. Terry Malone believes family is a crucial element, too. “There’s so many ways we have renaissance kids here and here is just another example,” he said. “We’re so proud of them. They’re not just wonderful athletes, they’re wonderful students. That’s a testimony to their parents. (We say) thank you for their delicate rearing; they’re great kids as a result of (them).”

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nio and Brian Kelly. Seeing Dantonio win a Rose Bowl at Michigan State and Kelly make a na-

25 freestyle (16.54), Greg Kalin in the 50 free (24.14) and 100 butterfly (58.44), Brian Corni in the 100 free (1:01.10), Matthew Maring in the 500 free (5:23.70) and 25 breaststroke (14.98), Alex Smith in the 25 backstroke (18.19) and Tindar Cyr in the 100 breast (1:04.67) and 100 individual medley (58.72). Girls winners included Lucy Callard in the 200 free (1:58.57) and 100 fly (1:00.59), Dottie Callard in the 100 back (1:15.59) and

Emma Shuppert in the 100 breast (1:17.46). Relay winners included the Seven Hills A relay in the 200 free (1:41.94) and 200 medley (1:52.41). The Seven Hills B relay took fifth in the 200 free (1:52.41) and sixth in 200 medley (2:11.64). Two new meet records were set by Seven Hills swimmers. Cyr’s 100 IM eclipsed the old mark by .26 seconds; Matthew Maring’s 25 breast dropped .08 off the previous record.

THE SIGNEES Daniel Bruns (Loveland resident, Marist University, football) Michael Barwick Jr. (Forest Park resident, Indiana University, football) Alex Vance (Hyde Park resident, University of Dayton, football) Antonio Woods (Forest Park resident, University of Pennsylvania, football and basketball) Meredith Schertzinger (Loveland resident, University of Alabama-Birmingham, soccer) Mia Schreibeis (West Chester resident, Winthrop University, soccer) Bryce Huber (Newtown resident, Wright State University, soccer) Addie Englehart (Madeira resident, Wright State, soccer), Ellie and Sophie Adams (Loveland residents, St. Louis University, track and cross country) Rebecca Stromberg (Madeira resident, Belmont Abbey College, lacrosse) Christian Hay (Mt. Washington resident, University of Cincinnati, soccer).

tional championship game with Notre Dame doesn’t surprise Tobin. “We always thought ‘Coach D’ wanted to get back to Big Ten football,” Tobin said. “He was doing all the right things at UC; caring about players, talk-

ing about family and playing tough-nosed football. Brian Kelly, we all knew in the back of our heads was going on to bigger things. He was a heck of a coach.” At Purcell Marian, “Tobin Toughness” debuts sometime in late August.

Withrow High School junior Lamont West guards the ball from Elder’s Peyton Ramsey in the first quarter of Elder’s 64-47 win over the Tigers Feb. 5.TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS

Knights. » At the Division I sectional diving meet at Miami University on Feb. 6, junior Jessica Doughman of Walnut Hills was 12th. The Eagles finished fourth in the Division I sectional meet. » St. Ursula Academy won the Division I Cincinnati sectional Feb. 8, scoring 453 points and easily outdistancing runner-up Lakota West (250). The Bulldogs swim in the district championships at Mi-

ami University beginning at 5:45 p.m. Feb. 15.

Boys swimming and diving

» Mariemont’s Charles Schooler finished fourth in the Division II sectional diving meet Feb. 6. 318.3 points. He and teammate Kenny Bottom advanced to the district meet. » At the Fred Cooper District Invitational at St. Xavier Feb. 3, Moeller junior Chris Glaser won the

100 butterfly. » At the Division I sectional diving meet at St. Xavier on Feb. 6, Zach Siegal of Walnut Hills was seventh.


» Withrow was second at the Southwest Ohio Classic Feb.1. Tiger champions were Timothy Harrow (138), Terrell Bess (160) and Stanley Williams (195). Alvin Snow III was runner-up at 170 as was Shaquille Hinkston at 182.



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How will tea party resolve nation’s debt? Purveyors of tea party philosophy propose, “Would the Founding Fathers have wanted this”? Is this question relevant? Are the ‘Founding Fathers’ important to today’s politics? Who were the ‘Founding Mothers’? Life in the 18th century was unacceptably different from life today. Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear, when Native Americans were not considered human, driven from their lands; and, African Americans were mostly slaves, bought and sold like used cars at slave auctions. Many ‘Free Blacks’ (with papers) were taken hostage and sold into slavery. Women could not own property; they were considered to be ‘property’. The only people

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who could vote, or hold office, were white, male, of European descent, and they had to own land. James Baker Women COMMUNITY PRESS would not win GUEST COLUMNIST the right to vote for almost 150 more years, 1920. Women would not have significant property rights until 1900. Women and children were routinely ‘whipped’, often by professional ‘whippers’, when they disobeyed their husbands/ fathers. I believe this tradition survives today; although, there are no longer ‘professionals’ in the whipping business. The founding fathers were

control freaks, frightened of Democracy. This is why we have a Representative Republic, where we vote for those who will ‘independently’ represent us in Congress. The founding fathers were somewhat afraid of their wimmin, as most of them, like their European counterparts, married well above their financial stations, in order to afford the luxury of philosophical musings over beer with their buds, running for political office, and serving as officers in the wars with England. Their wimmin did all the work! They tended the farms and families, buried the dead, and fought off small invasions by thieves, and the English. They made things work with their force and fortunes, while

the men played politics and soldiers, gone months at a time. Republican senators and representatives are increasingly finding that they have little latitude when it comes to ‘Independent Thought’, as they represent us. The tea party has tilted toward cannibalism, suggesting they eat their own, should a governor or representative have an independent thought that may stray from the very narrow party line of their sponsors (political contributors). There was recent serious talk about running an opposing tea party candidate in the primary election for governor. They must have counted the votes, as this thought was just as publicly withdrawn. More recently, an article in

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Nation operates by law crafted by the many This week, the Supreme Court is hearing a case concerning President Obama’s improper – and as a lower court ruled, unconstitutional – appointment of members to the National Labor Relations Board. These appointments are just one example of the precarious drift that our government is taking - moving away from the rule of law and toward governing by executive decree. In a manner that I feel would sadden our founding fathers, President Obama’s administration has engaged in contemptible abuse of our constitutional system. We see draconian regulations from bureaucrats that have the power of law without representation. Work-seeking requirements written in the law have been eliminated from welfare programs without any vote to change the law. Presidential orders have been given to ignore existing immigration laws. Requirements under the Affordable

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cosponsored seeks to stop these abuses; the Stop This Overreaching Presidency Resolution (H.Res. 442) seeks a civil injunction as the rampant abuses by President Obama are challenged in the courts President Obama has said, “We’re going to do everything we can, wherever we can, with or without Congress.” Members of Congress were elected to represent “We the People” as well. We were formed as a nation of laws laws crafted by representatives of the people. America has achieved great things by adhering to the principles of our legal framework. The fundamental genius of the American Republic came from the simple, yet absolute, affirmation that we as a nation operate by rule of law, law crafted by the many, not the one. Congressman Brad Wenstrup represents Ohio’s Second Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.


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enforced and what will be ignored. Defenders of the ACA are quick to say, “It’s the law, upheld by the Supreme Court,” yet they are silent about the administration not actually adhering to the law. Don’t get me wrong. I support repealing the ACA and replacing it with patient-centered, free market solutions that increase access to care, lower costs, and help and protect those with pre-existing conditions. Just one example is the American Health Care Reform Act, currently cosponsored by a majority of Republicans. Off-the-cuff changes and delays to the ACA, decided by the president without proper legislative authority, confuse and confound American individuals and businesses alike. More so, these actions by the administration trample the Constitution and upend the vital balance of power the framers intended. We’re taking action in the House. Legislation that I have

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Nico Greetham and Courtney Thurston of "So You Think You Can Dance" teach the senior workshop at Prestige Dance Center in Newtown. THANKS TO MEGHAN HOKE


ico Greetham and Courtney Thurston, (Cico) from the popular TV show “So You Think You Can Dance” recently visited Prestige Dance Center in Newtown, bringing their love for dance and teaching to Prestige Dance Center for a two-day “CICO” workshop. The students of PDC and other dancers in the area were more than excited to not only be dancing in the same room as these two stars, but to have the opportunity to take a variety of dance classes and constructive criticism from these inspirational dancers.

Prestige Dance Center student Lucy Hoke gets Nico Greetham's autograph. THANKS TO MEGHAN HOKE

Prestige Dance Studio students Jackie Engelkamp, right, dances with Courtney Thurston of "So You Think You Can Dance." THANKS TO MEGHAN HOKE

Nico Greetham and Courtney Thurston of "So You Think You Can Dance" lead a class at Prestige Dance Center in Newtown. THANKS TO MEGHAN HOKE

Nico Greetham and Courtney Thurston meet the senior workshop dancers at Prestige Dance Center. THANKS TO MEGHAN HOKE

Nico Greetham of "So You Think You Can Dance" teaches at Prestige Dance Center in Newtown. THANKS TO MEGHAN HOKE

Nico Greetham and Courtney Thurston of "So You Think You Can Dance" meet junior workshop dancers at Prestige Dance Center. THANKS TO C. BAKER


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, FEB. 13 Art Exhibits Portrait/Portrayal, Noon-8 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Gallery One One. Photo-only exhibition featuring fine art from professional photographers in Cincinnati. Free. 321-0206; Oakley. Love Letters, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Indigenous, 2010 Madison Road, Select group of artistic amours, professional and emerging. Letters, glyphs, signs, symbols, text and typography used to create message of love. Clay, glass, metal, wood, fiber, paper and mixed-media. Through Feb. 28. 321-3750; O’Bryonville.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness with Sue, 6-7 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, Burn calories, sculpt your body and have a blast. $5. Through March 28. 379-4900; Anderson Township.

Holiday - Valentine’s Day Chocolate Tasting 101, 7 p.m., Anderson Township Branch Library, 7450 State Road, Explore diverse world of chocolates with sampling ranging from simple milk chocolate to dark chocolate flavors. Presented by Whole Foods. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 369-6030; Anderson Township. Lady Catherine’s Romance Roundtable, 6:30 p.m., Mariemont Branch Library, 3810 Pocahontas Ave., If you love to read romance, join like-minded readers for evening sharing thoughts on books and authors. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 369-4467; Mariemont.

Youth Sports Pre-School Open Gym, 9:3011:30 a.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Playground atmosphere indoors. Unstructured playtime for parents and Pre-Schoolers. Ages 4 and under. $2. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

FRIDAY, FEB. 14 Art Exhibits Portrait/Portrayal, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, Free. 321-0206; Oakley. Love Letters, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Indigenous, 321-3750; O’Bryonville.

Art Openings Sculpture, 6-9 p.m., Redtree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop, 3210 Madison Road, Wine and live music while viewing sculptures done by local artists. Free. 321-8733; Oakley.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness with Sue, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900; Anderson Township.

Holiday - Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Night, 8-10 p.m., Cincinnati Observatory Center, 3489 Observatory Place, Music, drinks, chocolate, flowers and viewing of the moon and Jupiter through historic telescopes, weather permitting. $50 per couple. Reservations required. 321-5186, ext. 3; Mount Lookout. Valentine’s Day Dinner/Dance, 7-11:30 p.m., American Legion Post 318, 6660 Clough Pike, Patriot Center. With DJ Wes Sims of River City Entertainment. Three-course meal 7-8 p.m. preceding dancing. Cash bar and table snacks, flower and candy favors, raffles, door prizes and more. Ages 21 and up. Benefits Post 318. $40 per couple. Reservations required. 231-6477; Anderson Township.

Music - Concerts Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., 8 p.m., 20th Century Theater, 3021 Madison Road, $15, plus fees. 800-745-3000; Oakley.

On Stage - Student Theater Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, 7 p.m., Anderson High

School, 7560 Forest Road, Titus Auditorium. Original stage play adaptation of Robert C. O’Brien’s award-winning children’s book of the same name. $10. Reservations required. Presented by Anderson Theatre. 2322772; Anderson Township.

SATURDAY, FEB. 15 Art & Craft Classes Make+Bake: Hot Glass - Heart, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., In this introductory class, students will design and sculpt a pair of original glass hearts from molten glass. $50. Registration required. Through Feb. 22. 321-0206. Oakley. February Family Open House: Valentines, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Bring your mother, child or loved one to create an original fused glass valentine coaster and create glass art together. $15. 321-0206. Oakley.

SUNDAY, FEB. 16 Art Exhibits Love Letters, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Indigenous, 321-3750; O’Bryonville.

Cooking Classes Tasting and Pairings Class, 2:304:30 p.m., The Spicy Olive, 2736 Erie Ave., Class focuses on ways to pair vinegars and oils to make healthy and flavorful dishes that are also low-calorie. $30. Reservations required. 376-9061; Hyde Park.

Education Anderson Township History Room, 1-4 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Lower atrium. Learn about the history of Anderson Township through photos, hands-on exhibits and artifacts. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Historical Society. 231-2114; Anderson Township.

Art Exhibits

Music - Classical

Love Letters, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Indigenous, 321-3750; O’Bryonville.

Carillon Concert, 4-5 p.m., Mary M. Emery Carillon, Pleasant Street, Open air concert. Carillonneur plays bells using keyboard in upper tower. Tours of tower available; playground, restroom and shelter house on site. Free. Presented by Village of Mariemont. 271-8519; Mariemont.

Drink Tastings Saturday Premium Wine Flight: Barolo: Piedmont’s King, 6-8 p.m., The Wine Merchant, 3972 Edwards Road, Taste and compare four premium Barolo wines from Piedmont, Italy. Ages 21 and up. $15. Reservations required. 731-1515; Oakley.

Education Cincinnati Family Adventure Summer Camp Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Indoor Athletic Field. With representatives from more than 50 residential camps, local day camps and summer programs. Presented by Cincinnati Family and NKY Family. 252-0077; Fairfax.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness with Sue, 9-10 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900; Anderson Township.

Health / Wellness

On Stage - Student Theater Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, 2 p.m., Anderson High School, $10. Reservations required. 232-2772; Anderson Township.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous Meeting, 7-8 p.m., Hyde Park Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 3799 Hyde Park Ave, Twelve-step fellowship open to everyone who desires healthy and loving relationships. Free. Through March 30. 290-9105. Hyde Park.

MONDAY, FEB. 17 Art Exhibits Love Letters, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Indigenous, 321-3750; O’Bryonville.

Open House, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Information on variety of programs, classes and equipment. Complimentary tour and workout. Chef samplings, ask-the-trainer, games and prizes. Free. 527-4000. Fairfax.

Zumba Fitness with Sue, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900; Anderson Township.


Health / Wellness

Galileo’s Birthday, 7-9 p.m., Cincinnati Observatory Center, 3489 Observatory Place, Program combines history and science to showcase Galileo’s astronomical achievements with telescope and his greatest experiments. Viewing of Jupiter and Galilean Moons included (weather permitting). $7. 3215186, ext. 3; Mount Lookout. The Nature of Love, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Register online by Feb. 10. A fun, fascinating look at love in the wild. An outdoor hike will end at a cozy campfire with tasty treats and a visit with a nighttime animal. Ages 18 and up. $8, vehicle permit required. 5217275; Anderson Township.

Mercy Health Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger Anderson Towne Center, 7580 Beechmont Ave., Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. 686-3300; Anderson Township.

On Stage - Student Theater Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, 7 p.m., Anderson High School, $10. Reservations required. 232-2772; Anderson Township.

Recreation Open House and Summer Camp Adventure Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Tours and workouts, chef samplings, Q&As with personal trainers and fitness-related games and prizes. Free. 527-4000; Fairfax.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Book discussion group. Room 206. Donations accepted. 583-1248. Hyde Park.

Exercise Classes

TUESDAY, FEB. 18 Art Exhibits Love Letters, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Indigenous, 321-3750; O’Bryonville.

Business Seminars Employee Handbooks: Must Haves and What To Avoid: OTR Office, Noon-1 p.m., Barron Peck Bennie & Schlemmer Co LPA, 3074 Madison Road, Seminar exploring employer best practices related to employee handbooks for business owners. Topics: key legal updates that Ohio employers should be making to their handbooks and mistakes to avoid. Ages 21 and up. Free. 721-1350. Oakley.

Education Anderson Township History Room, 6-8:30 p.m., Anderson Center, Free. 231-2114; Anderson Township.

The de la Dance Company of Columbia Tusculum is bringing the ballet "Copplia" to the Aronoff Center at 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 14; and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15. "Copplia" is the story of toymaker Dr. Coppelius who creates a lifelike doll and tries to bring her to life. Tickets are $22-$35. For tickets call 621-ARTS. THANKS TO ALEXANDRA BRANNON Youth Sports Pre-School Open Gym, 9:3011:30 a.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, $2. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19 Art Exhibits Love Letters, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Indigenous, 321-3750; O’Bryonville.

Drink Tastings WineStation Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m., The Wine Merchant, 3972 Edwards Road, All wines in WineStation are half off. Eight different premium wines to choose from. Complimentary cheese and French baguettes. Ages 21 and up. Prices vary. 731-1515; Oakley.

Education Anderson Township History Room, 1-4 p.m., Anderson Center, Free. 231-2114; Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness with Sue, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900; Anderson Township.

Health / Wellness Mobile Heart Screenings, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Kroger Mount Washington, 2120 Beechmont Ave., Several screening packages available to test risk of heart attack, stroke, aneurysm and other major diseases. Appointment required. 866-819-0127; Mount Washington.

On Stage - Children’s Theater Magic Show, 10-10:45 a.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Illusionist John Louis performs fast-paced, high-energy, magic variety show for children of all ages. $2 per child. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4513. Anderson Township.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Hyde Park Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 3799 Hyde Park Ave, Twelvestep fellowship open to everyone who desires healthy and loving relationships. Free. 2353062. Hyde Park. Caregiver Support Group, 3-4:30 p.m., Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community, 3550 Shaw Ave., Lee Library. To support caregivers of elderly or disabled parents (relatives). Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 929-4483. Hyde Park.

Health / Wellness


Dr. Henry Heimlich Book Signing, 7-9 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers-Rookwood, 2692 Madison Road, Meet inventor of the Heimlich Maneuver. He will sign copies of his memoir, “Heimlich’s Maneuvers: My Seventy Years of Livesaving Innovation.†Free. 396-8960; Norwood.

Art Exhibits Love Letters, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Indigenous, 321-3750; O’Bryonville.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness with Sue, 6-7 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900; Anderson Township.

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Parenting Classes Milestones in Early Childhood: Preparing for Success in School, 7-9 p.m., Springer School and Center, 2121 Madison Road, Cafeteria. Learn to become observer of your child and understand milestones for early literacy. Receive activities you can do at home to assess readiness and build skills, and learn about possible next steps if milestones are not being achieved. Free. Registration required. 871-6080, ext. 402; Hyde Park.

Support Groups Caregiver Support Group, 4-5:30 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., Guadelupe Room. To support caregivers of elderly or disabled parents (relatives). Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. 929-4483; Anderson Township.

Youth Sports Pre-School Open Gym, 9:3011:30 a.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, $2. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

FRIDAY, FEB. 21 Art Exhibits Love Letters, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Indigenous, 321-3750; O’Bryonville. Abstraction 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. Works from local artists who practice painting with Fran Watson. Abstraction involves great imagination, involvement and learning to see more than the actual subject. Free. Through Feb. 26. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Drink Tastings Friday Night Tasting: Survey of Sangiovese, 6-8 p.m., The Wine Merchant, 3972 Edwards Road, Taste and compare eight Sangiovese-based red wines from Italy. Ages 21 and up. $20. Reservations required. 731-1515; Oakley.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness with Sue, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900; Anderson Township.

On Stage - Theater Into the Woods, 8 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Into the Woods follows well-known fairy tale characters Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack and Little Red Riding Hood to see if they lived happily ever after. All of the characters have their selfish reasons to go “into the

woods,” but they’ll have to learn to cooperate if they’re going to truly bring their stories to a happy ending. $15; $13 Students, Seniors, and Active Military. Presented by Beechmont Players. 233-2468; Anderson Township.

SATURDAY, FEB. 22 Art & Craft Classes Make+Bake: Hot Glass - Heart, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, $50. Registration required. 321-0206. Oakley. February Family Open House: Valentines, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, $15. 321-0206. Oakley.

Art Exhibits Love Letters, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Indigenous, 321-3750; O’Bryonville. Abstraction 1, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Benefits A Day for Today’s Woman, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Nagel Middle School, 1500 Nagel Road, Includes breakfast, lunch, two break-out sessions, shopping and fashion show. Benefits Forest Hills Foundation for Education. $40. Reservations required. Presented by Forest Hills Foundation for Education. 624-0664; Anderson Township.

Drink Tastings Saturday Premium Wine Flight: Super Tuscan, Noon-5 p.m., The Wine Merchant, 3972 Edwards Road, Taste and compare four premium red blends from Tuscany. Ages 21 and up. $15. Reservations required. 131-1515; Oakley.

On Stage - Theater Into the Woods, 8 p.m., Anderson Center, $15; $13 Students, Seniors, and Active Military. 233-2468; Anderson Township. Joan, the Girl of Arc, 1 p.m., Tall Institute, 3950 Edwards Road, Dramatic world premiere adaptation starts with Joan as a young girl, just starting to examine her own beliefs. As she begins to understand herself and her world, she learns to inspire and lead others. Cincinnati Playhouse Off the Hill production. Contact location for price. Presented by Playhouse in the Park. 345-2242; Oakley.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 9:30-10:45 a.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, Donations accepted. 583-1248. Hyde Park.



Bread recipe easy for beginners

Today is a bread baking day. The idea actually started yesterday when my friend Joanie Manzo, a Loveland reader, brought me a loaf of homemade cinnamon bread. Divine! So it got me in the bread baking mood. I didn’t have time for cinnamon Rita bread but Heikenfeld knew I’d RITA’S KITCHEN have time to make this easy recipe for Italian bread. I kept one loaf for us and sent the other to Tony and Debbie, our neighbors. With this wicked icy weather, a warm loaf of bread with a bowl of steaming stew is a comforting supper.

Italian bread for beginners and everyone else I like this recipe for its simplicity. The flavor and texture is like the kind you get at a bakery. The crust is a bit crisp and pale gold. I’m giving detailed instructions here. Check out my blog for tips on kneading and step-by-step photos. If you want, sprinkle poppy seeds on the bread after shaping. 1 package (1⁄4 oz.) active dry

yeast 2 cups warm water (110 degrees to 115 degrees) Pinch of sugar to feed yeast 1 teaspoon sugar 2 teaspoons salt 51⁄2 cups all-purpose flour

Stir yeast in warm water, adding a pinch of sugar to “feed” the yeast. It’s ready when it looks foamy on top, a few minutes. Pour into mixing bowl and add sugar, salt and 3 cups flour. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes. Pour in remaining flour and mix on low to form soft dough. On very lightly floured surface, knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes or so. It may be sticky at first, but will get smooth, like a baby’s bottom. Place in greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled, about 1 hour or so. Punch dough down. Divide in half. Shape each into a loaf. There are two ways to do this: Simply make loaf shape with your hands about 12 inches long, or roll dough into an approximate 12-inch by 7-inch rectangle. Roll up tightly from long side, pinch seams to seal and place seam side down on sprayed or parchmentlined pan. Cover and let rise until doubled, 30-45 minutes. With sharp

knife, make four shallow slashes across top of loaf. Bake at preheated 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until golden.

whole wheat pita spread with mashed avocado and sprinkled with a little Feta.



» Make this by hand? Of course, and you get a workout, too! » Measure accurately. Flour settles as it sits. Whisk a bit or stir before measuring. Measure by spooning lightly into cup and leveling off with knife. » How warm is 110115 degrees? Best to use an instant read thermometer, which is inexpensive and accurate. Water is just right when you put some on your wrist and it’s warm enough for a baby to drink from a bottle. » How to tell when dough is doubled. Rising time is a guide only. Use fingers to make indentation about 1⁄2 inch into dough. If the indentation remains, the dough has doubled. For the second rise after shaping, make a small indentation in the dough near its side. If the dent remains, the dough is ready to bake.

Good-for-you egg scramble

Adapted from an Ellie Krieger recipe. February is heart month, so here’s a recipe that fills the bill for health but doesn’t sacrifice flavor. I like this stuffed into a

Olive oil ⁄2 cup red onion, diced 2 Roma tomatoes, diced 4 whole eggs 4 egg whites Palmful fresh dill, chopped, or 1 teaspoon dried leaves Salt and pepper

Film nonstick pan with olive oil, about a tablespoon. Add onion and cook a couple of minutes until soft, then add tomatoes and cook another minute. Put in bowl and set aside. Beat eggs together. Pour into skillet and cook until almost set, stirring frequently. Drain excess liquid from tomato mixture and stir into eggs. Stir in dill, season to taste.

Rita’s Italian bread recipe is perfect for beginners.THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Freezing avocados: Yes, you can. Jungle Jim’s had them on sale so I bought a lot, mashed the flesh, squirted with lemon juice to keep the color and froze it. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator, Jungle Jim's Eastgate culinary professional and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/ blogs. Email her at with "Rita's kitchen" in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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Food on the Run supports healthy kids post-race recovery foods like soup, bagels, oranges, bananas, dates and carrots. This is the nutrition council’s largest fundraiser; and all proceeds will support the nutrition council’s programs that help prevent childhood obesity. Awards are given for the best dressed foodies (come as your favorite healthy food), top 25 male and 25 female in both 5K and 10K running division and the top five male and top five female in the walking division. In addition, the top overall male and female in each category will also receive a special award and cards from Chipotle. Food on the Run will start at 9 a.m. at Yeatman’s Cove, 705 E. Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati. The event is chip timed, and both courses are certi-

fied. The entry fees for preregistration are $25 without a T-shirt, $35 with a long sleeve T-shirt and $30 on the day of with no T-shirt. The first 200 participants to register online will also receive a free pair of Balega running socks from the Running Spot. Bib and chip pick-up for preregistered runners or walkers is on Friday, Feb. 28 at The Running Spot, 1993 Madison Road, O’Bryonville from 4-7 p.m.. Coupons for free Chipotle chips and guacamole will be given to all pre-registrants that night. The Nutrition Council of Greater Cincinnati is a non-profit organization that has served Greater Cincinnati since 1974. Its mission is to advance child health through nutrition education. For more information,

Do You Suffer from Frequent Aches and Pains? Do You Have Fibromyalgia? You may be able to participate in an investigational medication research study.

What This is a research study to find out more about the safety and tolerability of an investigational medication. Researchers want to see whether it can help people with fibromyalgia. An “investigational” medication is a medication that is being tested and is not approved for use in the United States by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Who Men and women, age 18 to 65 years old, who have fibromyalgia may be eligible for participation. Pay Participants will be compensated for time and travel. Details For more information, contact Alicia Heller, RN at 513-558-6612 or CE-0000584197

for 36 Months

contact Lauren Niemes at 513-621-3262 or go to http://www.nutrition


The Nutrition Council of Greater Cincinnati will kick-off National Nutrition Month with its 12th annual Food on the Run 5k/10k Run/Walk on Saturday March 1. Chipotle Mexican Grill is the presenting sponsor. “The nutrition council shares Chipotle’s vision for food with integrity and support of our local food system. We are proud to again have Chipotle as the presenting sponsor for this year’s event,” said Lauren Niemes, nutrition council executive director. After the race, participants will have the opportunity to visit Chipotle’s booth to get their Buy One Get One Free coupon and the Greater Cincinnati Dietetic Association’s Ask the Dietitian booth while enjoying a wide variety of nutritious and delicious

Monday, February 3 Monday, February 17 Monday, March 3 American Legion Post 256 897 Oakland Road Loveland, OH 45140

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IT’S MORE COMMON THAN YOU THINK Millions of adults suffer with bowel incontinence • Do you have problems with control of your stool? • Have you strained or soiled yourself because you can’t get to a restroom in time? • Do you feel your bowel incontinence has had a negative impact on your lifestyle?

You may be eligible to participate in a new study. Treatment is provided at no cost for eligible research volunteers. Reimbursement for time and travel is available. THE LINDNER CENTER AT THE CHRIST HOSPITAL Contact Sharon at





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Betty J. Dunn, 79, of East End died Feb. 2. Survived by siblings Pete Dunn, David Pickering, Helen Gabbard and Donna Sue Parker; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Yvo Pickering and Clara Bell Monk; and siblings Dolly Adams, Donald Pickering and James Pickering Sr. Services were Feb. 6 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.

Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 248-8600 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details.

William Nunn

William “Bill” Nunn, 91, of Terrace Park died Jan. 25. He was US Navy veteran of World War II. He helped raise funds for

and build the Terrace Park Swim Club and was a long-time member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Terrace Park. Survived by children Judith (Gerald) Dettloff, Thomas (Kathy Wagner) Nunn, Jenny (Peter) Holland, James Nunn and Martha (Norman) Lewis; grandchildren Katherine (RJ) Berry Mann, Elizabeth (Lynn) Holland, Ross (Sarah) Holland,

Kathleen, Kimberly, Sarah, Caroline and William Lewis; step-grandchildren Jennifer A., Patrick (Aimee), and James (Jennifer E.) Dettloff; greatgranddaughter, Charlotte Holland. Preceded in death by wife of 68 years, Gwendolyn (nee Jones) J. Nunn; parents Isidor Charles and Anna Lorene Richard Nunn.

BUSINESS NOTES Ruivivar promoted

Danielle Ruivivar of Fairfax was recently promoted to officer by Fifth Third Bancorp. Ruivivar is a senior financial auditor. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Ac-


Hyde Park Baptist Church

Thomas M. Cooney, cofounder and president of Cooney Faulkner & Stevens LLC, was recently selected as a recipient of the Family & Privately Owned Business Leadership Award by Venue Magazine.

“I am honored to have been selected for such an award, to be able to help and give back to Cooney such a great community is very fulfilling,” said Cooney.




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513-321-5856 Bill Rillo, Pastor Sunday Worship Services: 11:00am & 6:00pm Sunday School: 9:45am Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00pm



Wednesday, February 19 • 5pm - 9pm



Benefiting CCHMC Child Passenger Safety Program

Senior Pastor, Rev. Dave Robinette 986 Nordyke Road - 45255 (Cherry Grove turn off Beechmont at Beechmont Toyota) Worship Service, Sunday 10:45 am Classes For All Ages, Sunday 9:15 am Prayer Service Wednesday, 6:45 pm

Equipping Service: 4:30 p.m. Sat. & 8:50 a.m. Sun. Exploring Service: 10:00 a.m. & 11:10 a.m. Sun. Birth thru high school programs

3950 Newtown Road Cincinnati, OH 45244

513 272-5800


Indian Hill

Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith

Episcopal-Presbyterian Church

Jeff Hill • Minister


First Church of Christ, Scientist 3035 Erie Ave 871-0245 CE-1001764504-01

Sunday Service and Sunday School 10:30am Wednesday Testimonial Meeting 7:30pm Reading Room 3035 Erie Ave

Thursday and Friday 11am - 6pm

Sunday Services 8 &10:30 am Sunday School 10:30 am

Programs for children, youth and adults 6000 Drake Road




on regular priced adult tickets at any area Kroger

Kids 13 and Under FREE with paying adult Thursday & Friday $2 Saturday & Sunday


Family fun entertainment with Giant Slot Car Racing • Arcade Face painting • Caricature artist Clowns • Balloons • Free goody bag to the first 1,500 kids 8 and under • Classic Vehicle Display Forum Car Contest Winners • Giveaways • Spa Day for Mom Tailgate Package for Dad

Experience the Light and Sound of God You are invited to the Community HU Song

2nd Sunday, 10:00 - 10:30 am

ECK Worship Service 11:00 am - Noon Second Sunday of Each Month Anderson Center Station 7832 Five Mile Road Cincinnati, OH 45230 1-800-LOVE GOD Local (513) 674-7001



~ Solid Bible Teaching ~ 6800 School Street Newtown, OH 45244 Phone: 271-8442

Dr. R. Edgar Bonniwell, Senior Pastor Pastor Justin Wilson, Youth Minister Vibrant Teen and Children’s Ministries

TRADITIONAL WORSHIP Sunday 8:30 & 11 am CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP Sunday 9:30 & 11 am & 1st Saturday of the Month 6 pm

Sunday Worship 10:30 am All ages Sunday School 9:30 am Wed. Fellowship Meal 6:00 pm Wed. Worship/Bible Study 6:45 pm All are Welcome!

Children’s programs and nursery & toddler care available at 9:30 and 11:00 services. Plenty of Parking behind church.

7515 Forest Road Cincinnati, OH 45255 513-231-4172 •

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 9:00 & 10:15 AM with

Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR MARIE SMITH

Sunday 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. 11020 S. Lebanon Road. 683-1556


Benefiting Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Child Passenger Safety Program




Cincinnati, OH 45243

Phone: 513-791-8348 • Fax: 513-791-5648 Worship Service 10:30am Sunday School 9:15 am

Danny Frazier Band $ 3 Draft Beer • $1 Hot Dogs & $1 Soft Drinks

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3850 E. Galbraith, Deer Park Next to Dillonvale Shopping Ctr 791-7631 Worship Service - 10:00AM Sunday School - 10:15AM Pastor Cathy Kaminski

Building Homes Relationships & Families Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am


8000 Miami Ave. 513-791-4470 Sunday Worship 9:00 am - Contemporary Service 10:00am Educational Hour 11:00 am - Traditional Service



Legacies donates $204K to Cancer Support Community At Legacies Upscale Resale, 2013 was one for the record books. The fine home furnishings consignment shop in Hyde Park Plaza, which is operated for the sole benefit of Cancer Support Community Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky, presented CSC a check for $204,353.94, representing 100 percent of the net profit the store made during the year. The contribution was the largest Legacies has made since its founding in 1994 and was 16 percent more than the previous year. “The tag line sums it up in four words: Finding Treasures. Funding Hope,” Legacies general manager Laura Beverly said. “Everything we do here is about providing consignors, donors and shoppers with an unsurpassed experience buying and selling truly one-

of-a-kind finds at a great value, all so we can generate a significant profit to help fund the free programs of support, education, and hope at Cancer Support Community.” The contribution is indeed significant. Each year, CSC counts on Legacies to provide approximately 25 percent of the non-profit’s operating budget, which is entirely privately funded through contributions and fund raisers. “We provide nearly 250 programs each month at ten sites around the Tristate for people with cancer, their families and friends, and cancer survivors,” Betty Cookendorfer, CSC’s director of development, said. “Our programs are always 100 percent free of charge for participants to attend, but of course they are not without cost to offer, so having this significant fi-

Legacies volunteers and staff display the check they presented to Cancer Support Community. PROVIDED

nancial support from Legacies is so valued.” A key part of the store’s profitability is the fact that it is primarily staffed by volunteers. “We have the finest

group of volunteers you could ask for,” Anne Arenstein, Legacies volunteer coordinator, said. “Our volunteers are very motivated by the mission of helping people in the

community who are facing cancer, and they do everything they can to make Legacies Upscale Resale a place that buyers and sellers will want to return to again and again.”

According to Arenstein, new volunteers are always needed as the store continues to grow. For more information, call 513-871-8899 or email

Scholarships available for Mt. Lookout students The Mt. Lookout Scholarship and Endowment Fund is currently accepting applications for this year. This scholarship is for an individual who is pursuing post-secondary education. This could be with an accredited col-

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POLICE REPORTS CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2 Arrests/citations Brian Andrew Walker, born 1989, assault, criminal damaging or endangering, Jan. 28. Kalvin Elms, born 1990, criminal damaging or endangering, menacing, Jan. 28. Andre Dockery, born 1981, trafficking, Jan. 29. Bianca Benton, born 1994, disorderly conduct, Jan. 29. John W. Rak, born 1967, criminal trespass, theft under $300, Jan. 29. Steven M. Sharlein, born 1969, menacing by stalking, Jan. 29. William Rhoden, born 1992, receiving a stolen firearm, Jan. 29. Elizabeth Hendley, born 1987, disorderly conduct, Jan. 30. Sterlin J. Warren, born 1989, having a weapon under disability, misdemeanor drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, Jan. 30. Timothy Smith, born 1975, criminal trespass, theft, Jan. 30. Gayle Little, born 1994, robbery, Jan. 31. Kandess Smith, born 1993, robbery, Jan. 31. Jeffery T. Stacy, born 1968, domestic violence, Feb. 2. Liam R. Steinberg, born 1991, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, Feb. 2.

Incidents/reports Aggravated robbery 3054 Madison Road, Jan. 30. Assault 3030 Erie Ave., Jan. 24. 3025 Lavinia Ave., Jan. 27. Breaking and entering 1301 E. McMillan St., Jan. 27. 3800 Isabella Ave., Jan. 28. 4777 Red Bank Expressway, Jan. 29. 4602 Glenshade Ave., Jan. 31. 4801 Ridge, Jan. 31. Burglary 4602 Glenshade Ave., Feb. 2. 4729 Whetsel Ave., Jan. 27. 2459 Madison Road, Jan. 28. 2712 Lawndale Ave., Jan. 29. 6312 Sierra St., Jan. 30. Criminal damaging/endangering 3025 Lavinia Ave., Jan. 27. Felonious assault

5300 Chapman St., Jan. 28. Robbery 5722 Montgomery Road, Jan. 27. Sexual imposition Reported on East Ledge Street, Jan. 27. Taking the identity of another 2538 Hackberry St., Jan. 28. Theft 3295 Erie Ave., Jan. 22. 1201 Edgecliff Place, Jan. 27. 2675 Madison Road, Jan. 27. 3505 Erie Ave., Jan. 27. 3898 Duck Creek Road, Jan. 27. 3190 Woodford Road, Jan. 27. 2935 Hackberry St., Jan. 28. 3953 Millsbrae Ave., Jan. 28. 6085 Montgomery Road, Jan. 29. 6463 Kennedy Ave., Jan. 29. 5201 Whetsel Ave., Jan. 31.

COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Shawnda Robinson, 23, 225 East 10 St, theft, possession of drug abuse instruments, Jan. 27. Ryan Sweeney, 25, 640 Charwood Drive, theft , Jan. 20. Toni Baker, 23, 7430 Fair Park Ave, theft, Jan. 23. Jason Bowman, 33, 487 Piccadilly , theft, Jan. 20.

FAIRFAX Arrests/citations Elijah C. Indino, 33, 6979 Bramble Ave., heroin possession, Jan. 14. Tiara Dunbar, 30, 3799 Broadlawn Circle, driving under suspension, Jan. 15. Nicole L. Russell, 28, 812 Purcell Ave., criminal trespass, theft, Jan. 17.

Shawnik Garner, 23, 6217 Roxbury, driving under suspension, Jan. 17. James Sumner, 42, 1228 Dixie Hwy., drug instrument, Jan. 17. Juan J. Johnson, 49, 6529 Daly Road, theft, Jan. 19. Denean Wallace, 42, 505 Carplin, theft, Jan. 19. Jesse J. Herndon, 29, 1015 Cobra Road #3, theft, Jan. 19. Alvin Williams, 20, 119 Waycross, theft, Jan. 19. Jeffrey Lovelace, 49, 3618 Edwards Road, theft, Jan. 20. Jerry Collins, 43, 3768 Pennsylvania, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, criminal trespass, Jan. 21. Travis E. Houchins, 33, 5634 View Point Drive, driving under suspension, Jan. 23. Latoya D. Greene, 24, 2515 W. Mcmicken, fictitious tags, driving under suspension, Jan. 23. Roger D. Lanter, 34, 4324 Eastern Ave., failure to reinstate, driving under suspension, Jan. 24.

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Walnut grad works to conserve nature, help in disasters

Gareth Griffes, a Walnut Hills High School graduate and Price Hill native, recently completed a 10-month service term with Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa, a nonprofit that engages young people in hands-on service managing natural resources and responding to disasters. From February

through December, 135 young adults worked outside in all seasons improving recreational trails, fighting wildfires, conducting prescribed burns, removing invasive species, planting trees and conducting other conservation projects to restore native habitat throughout the Midwest. Griffes served as a

crew leader on a crew with four other AmeriCorps members in Grand Rapids, Minn. During the 2013 service term, AmeriCorps members conducted prescribed burns to restore 24,520 acres of prairie; planted 135,430 native trees and plants; suppressed 30,095 acres of wildfire; removed more

than 11,150 acres of invasive species and constructed or improved more than 700 miles of trail. Habitat restoration projects are completed on public lands in partnership with city governments, county conservation boards, state and federal agencies and other nonprofit organizations.

The Corps is currently hiring for the 2014 program year. Conservation Corps crews of 5-6 members are based in 16 locations throughout Minnesota, completing projects on public lands throughout the state. Participants, ages 1825, are enrolled in AmeriCorps and receive a living stipend and an education

award for college or student loan expenses. Beside marketable job skills, corps members receive professional certifications in wildfire suppression, chainsaw operation and first aid. Interested applicants should apply online at or call 651-209-9900 x 31 for more information.

REAL ESTATE Columbia Township

4258 Blaney Ave.: Stoll, Shirley J. Tr. & Diane J. Henderer Tr. to Perez, Constance S.; $80,300. 5470 Ehrling Road: CJD Property Management LLC to CJD Property Management LLC; $70,000.

Columbia Tusculum

3724 Creighton Place: Fisher, Paul G. & Hollyce L. B. to Britt, Heather L.; $237,000. 3725 Sachem Ave.: Fisher, Paul G. & Hollyce L. B. to Britt, Heather L.; $237,000.

Strafer St.: Cottage Hill Development LLC to Boese, Scott & Catherine; $381,275.


3751 Chickadee Court: Harris, Gary A. to Bank Of America NA;


$102,000. 6114 Prentice St.: Cincinnati Habitat For Humanity Inc. to Rhodes, Bobby & Kandis Harris; $95,000.

Hyde Park

3677 Ashworth Drive: Bank Of America NA to Clark, Katherine; $141,000. 3742 Aylesboro Ave.: Spicer, Robert L. & Marcia B. to Schirmang, Timothy J. & Brianna N. Frappier Schi; $224,750. Linwood Ave.: Nenni, David A. to Carrasquillo, Ashley Ann & Andrew James; $221,400. 3543 Pembroke Ave.: Rousseau, James H. to Ditommaso, Annette M.; $150,000.

6987 Cambridge Ave.: Hacias, Kali M. Tr. to Gillen, Stephen E.; $175,000. 3800 Miami Road: Richards, William E. & Susan C. to Phillippi, Brian & Kathryn; $800,000. 3901 West St.: Nap Emery Park LLC to Parkinson, Joan M. Tr.; $410,965.


Mount Lookout

ABOUT REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate.


6909 Britton Ave.: Aud, Jonathan & Ellie to Richardson, Brian C. & Helen M. Meyer; $108,500. 5711 Chandler St.: Rah, Khlifa to Rah, Lahoucine; $7,500. 6604 Palmetto St.: Byr, Homes LLC to Colwell, Christine M.;

3516 Linwood Ave.: Cruz, Maria Elena to Lamphere, Lisa A.; $263,000. 706 Springhill Lane: Wenker, Matthew D. & Jennifer A. Sampang to Whiting, Michael & Stephanie; $764,000.


5221 Madison Road: Russco Realty LLC to Allied Car Wash Inc.; $700,000. 3300 Wasson Road: McBride, William P. & Linda D. Carlson to Kuppusamy, Vivek Ayyappa; $232,000. Address Not Available: Westfield Station LLC to Zacharia, Manoj Mathew & Joelle T.; $325,000.


Mt. Lookout resident and Strauss Troy attorney Andy Giannella was recently named among the 2014 “Best Lawyers in America” for Real Estate Law. Based solely on peer review, being selected by Best Lawyers is a signifi-

cant honor. Giannella concentrates his practice in real estate, finance and business law, with Giannella substantial experience in the areas of real estate acquisition,

sale, leasing, development, financing and construction. He also regularly represents businesses in a full-range of matters, including formation, capitalization, capital structure, corporate governance, contractual matters and general corporate counseling.




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