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Memorable trip The best part of their Alaskan adventure was an unexpected stop. Boy Scout Troop 286 was on its way back to Terrace Park from Fairbanks, Alaska, when their bus started making strange noises. Lew Washburn, one of the troop leaders during that 1964 trip, said the bus had been serviced but they decided to stop in the next town just to be safe. Full story, A2
FAIRFAX — A Fairfax youngster kept her cool and may have saved her mother’s life. Ashley Faulkner, 8, was honored with a 911 Hero Award from the Hamilton County Communications Center during a recent Fairfax Village Council meeting. Faulkner called 911 when her mother had a seizure while stepping outdoors earlier this month. She also had the foresight to put a blanket around her. “She was very calm,” said Kathy Imhoff, the dispatcher who received the call. “She knew her address and all about her mom’s condition.” Full story, A3
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COLUMBIA TWP. — Business owner Bob Slattery wanted tax breaks and other concessions from Newtown officials in exchange for agreeing to have his Columbia Township properties annexed into the village, according to documents obtained by the Community Cosby Press. In an Aug. 23, 2011, email sent from ReachUSA attorney Jason Theobald to Newtown Village Solicitor Doug Miller, Theobald presented a list of requests ReachUSA – Slattery’s company that operates his properties along Wooster Pike – was seeking “prior to (Slattery) entering into any agreement to annex to Newtown.” The list included: • Potential tax abatements for entering the village; • Noise ordinance variances for special events at Slattery’s Hahana Beach and Heritage
Grand properties; • Variances to allow the billboard on Slattery’s property to remain and permission to make the billboard digital; • An option to develop a deck structure on the Little Miami riverfront; • Pro bono support from the Newtown Police Department during large events at Hahana Beach and “Heritage Grand,” the microbrewery and boutique event center Slattery is starting at the fomer Heritage Restaurant; • No taking of property through eminent domain; • Approval and community support for the Heritage Grand concept. Although Slattery ultimately signed an agreement to have his properties annexed into Newtown he did not receive all the items he requested. Miller told Theobald in an Aug. 30 email that tax abatement is off the table because the property remains in Columbia Township, any potential deck structure would have to comply with FEMA flood regulations, and free police protection would be cost-prohibitive to the village, mainly be-
Bob Slattery recently agreed to have his properties along Wooster Pike in Columbia Township – including the former Heritage Restaurant in the background and Hahana Beach, a restaurant that features beach volleyball surfaces – annexed into the village of Newtown. Slattery plans to renovate the former restaurant into a microbrewery and boutique event center. cause it would then have to be offered to all events in Newtown. “It would be unfair to provide the additional police protection to one business and not all the others,” Miller said in the email. Miller also told Theobald that the village isn’t ready to give “blanket approval” for the Heri-
tage Grand without conceptual drawings and plans. Newtown officials did, however, grant Slattery some of the items he requested, including noise and billboard variances. Concerning noise variances, See ANNEX, Page A2
Mt. Lookout residents air concerns By Lisa Wakeland
Mt. Lookout residents recently confronted Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority officials about several new properties the agency bought in the area. Dozens of people recently attended the Mt. Lookout Community Council meeting to voice their opinions about the multiunit buildings on Kinmont Street and Alpine Terrace that will be turned into public housing. The housing authority also bought three multiunit buildings on Linwood Avenue in Hyde Park, near the border with Mt. Lookout. Resident Dee Bardes said the public housing was too concentrated around the few blocks near Alpine Terrace, Linwood and Kinmont avenues. "We believe that you all have unfairly targeted our area in terms of buying multiple properties that are going to impact all of us neighbors significantly," said Bardes, who lives near the corner of Paxton and Kinmont avenues. "You have not spread them out all over all of Mt. Lookout and Hyde Park, and this is unreasonable." Interim Executive Director Ted Bergh said the housing authority will look for property in areas that have a lower concentration of public housing, and these new buildings bring Mt. Lookout's percentage of public housing to just under 2 percent of total living units. Other residents questioned whether buying these buildings with smaller units are prudent
Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority Interim Executive Director Ted Bergh, right, and Reema Ruberg, the chief operating officer and deputy executive director, try to allay concerns about new public housing units coming to Mt. Lookout during the recent Mt. Lookout Community Council meeting. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS way for the housing authority to use its limited funds. The properties at 3021 and 3027 Kinmont Avenue contain four living units are valued at $342,680 and $318,490, respectively, according to the Hamilton County Auditor's website. The four-family unit on Alpine Terrace is valued at $367,460. "We do not pay any more than the appraised prices, and we feel like we're getting a good value," said Reema Ruberg, chief operating officer and deputy executive director for Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority. "We're looking for good quality properties ... because we're going to hold on to it for a long time." Many residents who attended the meeting also expressed con-
cern about crime increasing around the public housing and property values dropping because of lax maintenance. Cecil McNeary, director of public housing, said they screen potential tenants and make public housing residents aware that they can be evicted for the conduct of a guest. "We want to be good neighbors, that's important to us," he said. "That's the reason we have our managers out there twice a week and engaging with the other landlords and homeowners in the neighborhood." John Brannock, president of the Mt. Lookout Community Council, said members of the Hyde Park Community Council told him that neighborhood did
not see crime increase around the public housing units. He added that Mt. Lookout is not seeing an increase in crime around the Mowbray Avenue buildings the housing authority bought in 2009, but acknowledged those buildings are not completely filled with tenants. "The community cares about their area and their properties, and I think the best watchdogs are the neighbors around them," he said. "One of their policies is to maintain the properties to a high value and to make sure the residents in there are following the rules, so we can hold their feet to the fire if there are issues with those properties." Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority officials said the current tenants would be able to stay in the apartment until the lease term expires. If the resident qualifies for public housing they may be able to stay in the building. If not, the housing authority will help with relocation efforts and expenses.
Concerned Mt. Lookout residents listen to officials from the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority during a recent meeting at Cardinal Pacelli. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRES
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The best part of their Alaskan adventure was an unexpected stop. Boy Scout Troop 286
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was on its way back to Terrace Park from Fairbanks, Alaska, when their bus started making strange noises. Lew Washburn, one of the troop leaders during that 1964 trip, said the bus had been serviced but they decided to stop in the next town just to be safe. "When we pulled into this town, which had a population of about 40 at the time, it just happened that there were two mechanics there that knew how to fix a bus," he said. Cantwell, Alaska, is about 150 miles south of Fairbanks, and was a stop for the Alaskan railroad, which, at the time, had one train each day that went between Fairbanks and Anchorage, Washburn said. It took about a week for the correct part for the bus to arrive by train before the mechanics could fix the bus, a 1949 Chevy bus that the boys refurbished before making the nearly monthlong trip. "It wasn't long before the boys got acquainted with (local residents)
and they had a good time," Washburn said. "It was the highlight of the trip because they got to know intimately what life was like in Alaska." While they stayed in Cantwell, one of the residents gave the troop two sets of moose antlers to take back to their small, Ohio village. Washburn kept the large set in his garage for more than 45 years and now plans to donate those antlers to the Terrace Park Historical Society after the society’s March program. The antlers will hang in the current Boy Scout cabin off Elm Avenue. Washburn is the featured speaker for the Terrace Park Historical Society’s Sunday, March 4, program. He will talk about the trip, as well as share his notes and photos with the public. "It was a remarkable trip that a lot of people in Terrace Park no longer remember," said Sue Porter, a board member for the Historical Society. Her husband, Jim, was one of the scout's on the trip and her father-
Terrace Park resident Lew Washburn holds the moose antlers the Boy Scout Troop 286 received during a 26-day trip to Alaska in 1964. Washburn, a troop leader at the time, will talk about that adventure during a Terrace Park Historical Society program Sunday, March 4. PROVIDED in-law, George, was Scoutmaster at the time. "I've been hearing about this for years and years and it's time to share it with the public," she said. "We really don't hear about that sort of thing happening anymore. It was a wonderful trip." Washburn said the boys conducted car washes to raise money for the trip to Alaska. "We thought, 'What would be an epic kind of adventure for us?’ The big attraction was driving on the Alaskan highway," he said.
The troop camped along the road as they made their way to Fairbanks, where they had the chance to stay at an Air Force base for a few days. It was supposed to be three-week trip, but lasted for 26 days when the bus broke down. "If that hadn't happened to us it wouldn't have been near the experience that it was," Washburn said. The public program begins at 4 p.m. with refreshments served at 3:30 p.m. in the community building, 428 Elm Ave.
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Terrace Park officials are bracing for an estimated 15 percent reduction in tax revenue by 2013. The drop comes in phases through 2014 as a result of the state cuts to the Local Government Fund and the elimination of the estate tax. Terrace Park brought in a little more than $2 million from taxpayers in 2011 and is expecting to receive about $1.7 million from taxpayers in 2014.
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Miller’s email said “the mayor (Curt Cosby) has indicated that granting variance or exemption for your special events would not be a problem, particularly given that it is a business property.” His email also said the billboard would be grandfathered in, but that Slattery would need to speak to the building commissioner about the procedure and code that must be followed to convert it to digital. Slattery has maintained it’s costing him money to be annexed into Newtown, due to the type 2 annexation, which keeps the annexed properties in Columbia Township and allows the township to continue to collect property taxes. Newtown will receive earnings and income taxes and will provide services to the annexed properties. Discussion about the annexation dates back to May 2010, according to an email from Miller to Mayor Curt Cosby. Newtown is now awaiting official approval from the county to annex 233 acres of property – including Slattery’s properties – along the Little Miami River. The annexed properties
“We are not in a crisis and we have time to think about this,” Councilman Mark Porst said. “The reductions are coming in waves, and we’re probably in better shape than other communities.” Village officials are projecting a $20,272 deficit this year, increasing to $105,661 and $177,000 in 2013 and 2014, respectively, as the state cuts take effect. These deficits will chip away more than 17 percent of Terrace Park’s cash balance to about $1.4 million.
includes the Hamilton County Park District’s Little Miami Golf Center and Bass Island Park on the south side of the Little Miami River and Hahana Beach, 7605 Wooster Pike, and the former Heritage Restaurant, 7664 Wooster Pike, on the north side of the river. Most of the acreage Newtown annexed is owned by the Hamilton County Park District and lies in Anderson Township. The village also annexed property owned by Little Miami Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the Little Miami River, and TD Management. Annexation documents were filed Jan. 23 with the county and Hamilton County commissioners have 3045 days to approve the request before it’s finalized. Both Columbia Township and Anderson Township trustees recently approved resolutions opposing the annexation. Slattery has received several emails from residents in the Williams Meadow neighborhood opposing the annexation. Cosby said he has yet to hear from anyone else against the annexation. “I’m not aware of any backlash,” he said. Slattery declined to comment for this story.
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A Fairfax youngster's quick actions honored By Forrest Sellers email@example.com
FAIRFAX — A Fairfax youngster kept her cool and may have saved her mother’s life. Ashley Faulkner, 8, was honored with a 911 Hero Award from the Hamilton County Communications Center during a recent Fairfax Village Council meeting. Faulkner called 911 when her mother had a seizure while stepping outdoors earlier this month. She also had the foresight to put a blanket around her. “She was very calm,” said Kathy Imhoff, the dispatcher who received the call. “She knew her address and all about her mom’s condition.”
Imhoff said she was also impressed with how Faulner responded during the situation. “She knew exactly what to do,” said Imhoff. “She’s a smart girl.” Faulkner, who is a second-grader at Mariemont Elementary School, said she knew to remain calm. “I just knew what to do,” she said. Considering the temperature outside was in the low 20s, putting a blanket around her mother, Christa, made sense even before the dispatcher asked if she had done it. Fairfax Police Chief Rick Patterson nominated Faulkner for the award. “I think it’s important when our kids do something great in our community that they be recog-
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Fairfax 8-year-old Ashley Faulkner, left, is the recipient of a 911 Hero Award from the Hamilton County Communications Center. Faulkner called 911 when her mother had a seizure. Also shown is Fairfax Police Chief Rick Patterson and Faulkner's mother, Christa. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
nized,” he said. “It’s nice that the parents and school are taking initiative to show our kids how to be responsible and get emergen-
cy help when needed.” Christa was especially proud. “I’ve been calling her my hero,” she said.
What’s on the March 6 ballot? Todd Portune (Dem.) Margaret Wuellner (Rep.) (Term commencing Jan. 3, 2013) Greg Harris (Dem.) Greg Hartmann (Rep.)
Candidates and issues on the March 6 ballot:
DELEGATE AT-LARGE AND ALTERNATE AT-LARGE TO THE NATIONAL CONVENTION
Newt Gingrich (Rep.) Jon Huntsman (Rep.) Barack Obama (Dem.) Ron Paul (Rep.) Rick Perry (Rep.) Mitt Romney (Rep.) Rick Santorum (Rep.)
DISTRICT DELEGATE AND DISTRICT ALTERNATE TO THE NATIONAL CONVENTION
First district Newt Gingrich (Rep.) Jon Huntsman (Rep.) Ron Paul (Rep.) Rick Perry (Rep.) Mitt Romney (Rep.) Rick Santorum (Rep.) Second district Newt Gingrich (Rep.) Jon Huntsman (Rep.) Ron Paul (Rep.) Rick Perry (Rep.) Mitt Romney (Rep.) Rick Santorum (Rep.)
UNITED STATES SENATOR
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U.S. REPRESENTATIVE TO CONGRESS
Second District Tony Brush (Rep.) Joe Green (Write-In) (Rep.) David Krikorian (Dem.) Fred Kundrata (Rep.) Jean Schmidt (Rep.) William R. Smith (Dem.) Brad Wenstrup (Rep.)
JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT 1)
(Term commencing Jan.
Terrence O’Donnell (Rep.) Robert W. Price (Dem.) (Term commencing Jan.2) Robert R. Cupp (Rep.) William M. O’Neill (Dem.) Fanon A. Rucker (Dem.) (Unexpired term ending Dec. 31, 2014)
Yvette McGee Brown (Dem.) Sharon L. Kennedy (Rep.) Judge Ohio Court of Appeals – First District (Term commencing Feb. 13) Pat Fischer (Rep.) Martha Good (Dem.) (Term commencing Feb. 10) Patrick Dinkelacker (Rep.) (Term commencing Feb. 11) Pat Dewine (Rep.) Bruce Whitman (Dem.) (Term commencing Feb. 12) Penelope R. Cunningham (Rep.)
MEMBER OF STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE Man – 7th District Peter L. Cassady (Dem.) Michael O. Eshleman (Withdrew) (Rep.) Keir Holeman (Dem.) Bob McEwen (Rep.) Woman – 7th District Maggi Cook (Rep.) Rebecca Heimlich (Rep.) Jennifer R. O’Donnell (Dem.) Jean Raga (Rep.) Lori Viars (Withdrew) (Rep.)
STATE REPRESENTATIVE – 27TH DISTRICT
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JUDGE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS 1)
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Steven E. Martin (Rep.) (Term commencing April 1, 2013 – two to be elected) Nadine Allen (Dem.) Leslie Ghiz (Rep.) Dennis S. Helmick (Rep.) Mark B. Weisser (Dem.) (Unexpired term ending Feb. 13, 2015) Tracie M. Hunter (Dem.) John M. Williams (Rep.)
HAMILTON COUNTY COMMISSIONER 2)
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Joseph T. Deters (Rep.) Janaya Trotter (Dem.)
CLERK OF THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS Pam Thomas (Dem.) Tracy Winkler (Rep.)
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(One to be elected per precinct – Democratic Party) Cincinnati 2-I – Patricia Erb Cincinnati 2-J – Katherine F. Helmbock Cincinnati 4-A – Barbara K. Myers Cincinnati 4-C – Margaret Quinn Cincinnati 4-F – Kathryn S. Gibbons Cincinnati 4-G – George F. Moeller Cincinnati 5-A – Albert Vonderheide Cincinnati 5-B – Caleb Faux Cincinnati 5-D – Karen M. McLaughlin Cincinnati 5-E – Ellie Fabe Cincinnati 5-F – Jennifer R. O'Donnell Cincinnati 5-H – Dan Driehaus Cincinnati 5-H – Daniel L. Ticotsky Cincinnati 5-I – John Cranley Columbia Township D – Victoria L. Straughn Columbia Township E – Jesse Jenkins Sr. Columbia Township F – Jeffrey P. Burgess (Seven to be elected – Green party) All candidates are write-ins and run countywide Joshua J. Krekeler Gwen Marshall Donald L. Rucknagel Dorsey R. Stebbins
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Local option election on Sunday sale of liquor Precinct 1-J 1 – Shall the sale of wine and mixed beverages be permitted for sale on Sunday between the hours of 10 a.m. and midnight by Speedway, LLC, dba Speedway 9707, an applicant for a D-6 liquor permit, who is engaged in the business of operating a full-service convenience store at 3601 Columbia Pkwy., Cincinnati, OH 45226 in this precinct? Local option election on Sunday sale of liquor Precinct Fairfax A 4 – Shall the sale of wine and mixed beverages be permitted for sale on Sunday between the hours of 10 a.m. and midnight by Walmart Stores East LP dba Wal Mart Supercenter No. 2250, an applicant for a D-6 liquor permit, who is engaged in the business of operating a neighborhood store at 4000 Red Bank, Fairfax, OH 45227 in this precinct?
Mariemont officials took the first official step to pave the way for better sidewalk connections and similar improvements throughout the village. The resolution presented at a recent council meeting authorizes the Ohio Department of Transportation with the Safe Routes to School project. Village officials partnered with the Mariemont City Schools to apply for a state grant aimed at improving safety around the elementary school. They were awarded $81,345 to install missing sidewalk connections near Park Avenue, reconstruct the median at Wooster Pike and West Street, narrow travel lanes on westbound Wooster Pike to 12 feet and install pavement markings around Mariemont Elementary. The curb on the median on Wooster Pike at West Street would be pulled back to improve the crosswalk at that site, Village Engineer
Chris Ertel said. “Right now it blocks the crosswalks by 3 or 4 feet,” he said, adding that there would be an 8-foot-wide crosswalk across Wooster Pike after that work is complete. Ertel said ODOT will manage the project and the money will be available after April 1, 2014. Mariemont will be responsible for the part of the preliminary engineering costs, rightof-way work and some construction items. Officials had roughly a dozen items on the initial grant request, but not all items were funded this year. Ertel said they can keep applying for the Safe Routes to School program and asked council for project ideas. Councilman Andy Black suggested including flashing crosswalk indicators in future grant applications. Council will have two more readings before voting on the resolution, expected at the regular meeting Monday, March 12.
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Author Shelley Pearsall gives advice to sixth-graders at Terrace Park Elementary during a writing workshop. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
It started with a brown, man’s loafer. This was Bert’s shoe. It was plain and worn. Bert is careful and frugal. He’s a hardworking insurance salesman and eventually wants to own his own business. This was one of the many characters Terrace Park Elementary sixth-graders created during a recent writing workshop with visiting author Shelley Pearsall. A boxful of shoes, from wacky to practical, were the inspiration for each student’s character. Creating the characters first, Pearsall told the sixth-graders, can be more important than developing
the plot because it’s characters that really drive a story. Pearsall said she began using shoes for character development when she spoke at a young author’s conference a few years ago. It was a success, and she continued building her shoe collection to use at writer’s workshops. “It gives them something to grab on to and start thinking about their character,” she said. Pearsall encourages the young writers to not only list personality traits about their characters but also delve into their appearance and background. Many of the Terrace Park students created complex characters and back-stories, from athletically challenged kids to bored
Ursuline students rally for life Thirty-seven Ursuline Academy students, along with teacher and parent chaperones, participated in the national March for Life Jan. 23 in Washington, D.C. "As Catholics we recognize that life is sacred from conception until natural death,” religion teacher Ruthie Hurley said. “This is our consistent ethic of life that we value. By participating in the March for Life, students give voice to this value, walking through the streets of the Capitol with thousands of others. Through their participation, students declare the value of each unborn child and affirm the gift of life. It was a powerful and moving experience to participate intheYouthMassandRallypriorto the March, and the March itself with our students.” Junior Lauren Tassone of Hyde Parkwasoneofthosestudentswho was deeply moved by the experience. “When we attended the Youth Rally and Mass, I was overwhelmed by the power of God present at the Verizon Center. There was an immense magnitude of prolifers, and it felt amazing to be surrounded by people sharing the same passion as me. I was most inspired by the rally because of all the people, the music and the speakers.” In January 1974 the first March for Life was held on the West Steps of the Capitol. Approximately 20,000 prolife Americans rallied thatdayonbehalfofallunbornchildren. The March has continued as anannualeventandhasdrawnprolifeproponentsfromallpartsofthe United States, including not only adults, but school-aged children as
housewives. Elizabeth Minifie said having a shoe as inspiration was a fun and interesting way to create a character, but she also likes using her imagination to create the whole character and story. Her shoe was straw-colored platform sandal with a fake flower glued on the top. This was Gloria’s shoe, a 43-year-old who acts like she has more money than she really does, Elizabeth said. Gloria is short and skinny, dresses too young for her age and always carries her toy poodle in her purse, she said. Pearsall also hosted a writing workshop with the fifth-grade students, using letters and photographs to create characters for historical fiction.
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The following students have earned honors for the first quarter of 2011-2012.
First Honors Freshmen – Mary Catherine Crotty, Natalie Kite, Andrea Knudson, Madison MacEachen, Madeline Michel, Sophia Settle and Margaret Snyder. Sophomores – Maria DiMeo, Francine Dorger, Ellen Frey, Katherine Kadon, Caroline Koenig, Mary Myers and Claire Weigand. Juniors – Eleanor Bayer, Ellen Cook, Julia Fredrick, Rachel Hall, Anna Pompelia, Sydney Priest, Lillian Rohde, Maria Sawma, Katerina Settle, Sarah Wildermuth, Mary Carlile Willett and Paige Williams. Seniors – Grace Bolan, Elizabeth Cardone, Madeline Cinquina, Isabel Dansereau, Ellen Frank, Paige Frey, Brianna Goumballe, Anna Harty, Elizabeth Janszen, Claire Joseph, Hanna Mahoney, Jennifer McGarey, Kelli Miller, Lindsay Moeller, Olivia Noe, Marguerite Quinn, Margaret Small and Hannah Zink.
Second Honors Ursuline Academy students who participated in the March For Life include, from left: front, Erin Frey (Springfield Township), Kelly Gusweiler (Sycamore Township), Sarah Connaughton (Sharonville), Katelyn Nartker (Liberty Township) and Jenny Whang (Sycamore Township); back, Anna Jonas (West Chester Township), Molly Roberts (Loveland), Rachel Jones (Loveland), Michelle Hricovsky (Sycamore Township), Megan Ellis (Mason), Rachel Entrup (West Chester Township), Alyssa Stein (West Chester Township), Grace C. Robinson (Middletown), Zoe Altenau (Anderson Township), Catherine Strietmann (Mount Lookout) and Susan Morand (Loveland). THANKS TO MARIANNE LANG well. “I had an amazing experience at the March. I have always been prolife, but my stance was significantly strengthened when I was granted the opportunity to stand alongside my Ursuline sisters and millions of other people fighting for this cause. I felt incredibly empowered, and I know if we continue to fight, united under God and
through our beliefs, we can change theworldandsavemillionsoflives. I definitely plan to attend the March for Life in the future, and I am grateful to Ursuline for this opportunity,” said senior Alex Kalkhoff of West Chester Township. Although grateful to have been a part of the March, classmate Katie Smith of Montgomery was disturbed by the hard facts she
COLLEGE CORNER Dean’s list
St. Mary School 2011-12 theme is "Quality from the Inside Out." Each month a student from each homeroom is honored for exemplifying a specific personal "Quality." In November, the characteristic of Honesty and Being Genuine was recognized in students Owen Murray, Allison Fallon, Maggie Juliani, Maddie Desch, Lily Childs, Sheridan Hennessy, Charlie Schenk, Declan Lang, Alec Bensman, Andrew Szabo, Jack Berding, Benjamin Luebbers, Katherine Cummings, Olivia Fitzgerald, Gannon McMahon, Brian DeWine, Abby More and Brendon Dowling. THANKS TO BETH MOCK
»Wilmington College senior Patrick Carroll of Mount Lookout was recently named to the fall semester dean’s list. »Mitchell Caslavka was recently named to the dean’s list at Creighton University for the fall semester. »Amir Rezayat of Terrace Park was recently named to the dean’s list at Wake Forest University. »Elizabeth Grimm of Hyde Park was recently named to the fall semester dean’s list at Western Kentucky University. » Rachael Shreve of Hyde Park was recently named to the fall semester dean’s list at Saint Louis University’s Doisy College of Health Sciences.
Gwendolyn Schoch recently received faculty honors for the fall semester at Trinity College.
learned during the March. "The fact that 4,000 babies are aborted each day is the most disturbing fact I learned. I was also greatly disturbed by the powerful images and videos that we saw along the March. All of them were very poignant and although some of them were rather horrific, they only made me support the pro-life cause even more.”
HONOR ROLLS ARCHBISHOP MOELLER HIGH SCHOOL
The following students have earned honors for the first quarter of 2011-2012.
Freshmen First Honors - Nicholas Cinquina, William Fette, Nathaniel Fowler, Alexander Gruber, Ian Schmidt and Cody Schwarz. Second Honors - James Frank, Benjamin Gruber, Isaac Lytle and Grady Quinn.
Freshmen – Sophie Chasnoff, Kelsey Dollenmayer, Brooke Kelly, Sylvia Wampler, Angeline Wellington and Kristen White. Sophomores – Elizabeth Ayers, Bridget Brown, Mackenzie Dolle, Kari Fitzpatrick, Catherine Hartman, Meredith Hemmer, Amanda Joseph, Sarah King, Emma Noe, Darby Schwarz and Helene Short. Juniors – Breanna Beckmeyer, Claire Goertemiller, TaeLeigha Greene, Megan Hadley, AnneMarie Hoopes, Madeline Ley, Elisabeth Mapes, Margaret Miller, Molly Nugent, Kaitlin Roberts, Samantha Sweeney, Chloe Walter and Olivia Witte. Seniors – Mary Casey, Brianna Escoe, Jessica Geise, Anna Gormley, AnnMarie Graham, Elizabeth Hartman, Clare Maloney, Kathleen O'Donnell and Cristina Tranter.
The following students have earned honors for the first quarter of 2011-2012.
Freshmen Honors - Chloe Ballard, Mary Brown, Abigail Dirksing, Catherine Finke, Olivia King, Spencer Peppet, Sarah Snyder, Emily Sydow, Elizabeth Thompson and Kila Tripp.
Sophomores Honors - Olivia Desch, Sarah Reilly, Anna Rusconi, Catherine Strietmann and Clare Suess.
First Honors - Cody Mackey and Zachary Paz. Second Honors - Ross Griffith, Alec Pleatman, Jack Raymer, Cody Rose, William Ryan and Ian Smith.
First Honors - Emma Gruber, Abigail Hellmann, Katherine Olson and Lauren Tassone. Second Honors - Madeleine Kissinger
Second Honors - Nolan Frey
First Honors - Elizabeth Bittner, Emily Graumlich, Meagan Majchszak, Ellen Rootring, Margaret Rusconi, Laura Schoettmer and Claire Soupene. Second Honors - Molly Hoffman, Katherine McCormack and Katherine Reilly.
Seniors First Honors - Thorvald Aschim, Jacob Fuller and Daniel Schneider. Second Honors - Keilin Clim, Mitchell Fischer, Reid Gustafson and Charles Stutenroth.
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Swimmers make splash
Mariemont High School's Nate Wagner celebrates his win in the Men's 100-yard freestyle in the Division II state swimming and diving championships held at C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton Feb. 24. GARY LANDERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
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CANTON — Mariemont senior Nate Wagner became a firsttime state champion Friday night in the boys' 100 freestyle race at the Division II Ohio State Meet at C.T. Branin Natatorium and it took a moment for the reality to set in. Wagner’s time of 45.98 bested Hawken junior Micah Simpson’s second-place time of 46.38. The senior said he didn’t realize he had won until he looked at the board and heard the Mariemont fans yelling his name. “I’m really excited,” Wagner said. “I didn’t even notice until I looked up at the board. You
know, I’ve wanted this so bad since I started swimming. I finally got it. It’s great to finally win.” Wagner, who finished fourth in the 200 and 100 freestyle last year, turned most of his attention to the 100 for his senior season. “We just started pushing sprinting a lot more,” Wagner said. “Training was different. I was a lot more anxious the week before this. At home, it was the only thing I was thinking about. This year it was business. Last year it was fun.” Wagner has not committed to a college team yet, but said he should decide in the next two weeks.
TOURNAMENT HIGHLIGHTS By Nick Dudukovich firstname.lastname@example.org
The following wrestlers competed at area distrct meets Feb. 24-25. The top four wrestlers in each class advanced to the state championships, which will be at The Ohio State University March 1-3. Division I » Moeller won the district championship at Fairfield. Advancing to the state meet March 1-3 are: Conner Ziegler, 106 pounds; Tyler Ziegler, 126-pound champion; Joey Ward, 132-pound champion; Dean Meyer, 145; Dakota Sizemore, 152; Michael Blum, 170; Quinton Rosser, 182; and Chalmer Frueauf, 220.
Boys sectional tournament play commenced Feb. 24. The following teams advanced to the next round. Division I » Withrow defeated Elder 55-34 on Feb. 24. Timmy Coleman led the Tigers with 15 points. Withrow advances to play Fairfield Feb. 28. » Walnut Hills played Western Hills Feb. 28, after deadline. If victorious, they play the winner of the Princeton-Sycamore game at 5p.m. Sunday, March 4, at UC’s Shoemaker Center. Division III » Summit Country Day
played the winner of CHCA Feb. 28 after deadline. If victorious, they will play the winner of the Finneytown/ Reading game at 6 p.m., Friday, March 2, at Xavier University’s Cintas Center.
Girls continued sectional tournament play throughout the week of Feb. 20. The following teams advanced. Division I » St. Ursula defeated Oak Hills 42-25 Feb. 18. Mackenzie Loesing scored 23 points. The Bulldogs’ season ended with a 56-40 loss to Sycamore, Feb. 23. Division III » Summit defeated Mariemont 51-25 Feb. 18. Addie Ingleheart scored 13 points. The squad beat Taylor 46-32 Feb. 23. Kiley Barnard scored 11 points. Summit plays the winner of Dayton Christian/Madison in the district finals at Springfield High School March 3. Division IV » Cincinnati Country Day beat Riverview East, 67-11 Feb. 23. Ricci Snell scored 15 points. The squad’s season came to an end with a 41-32 loss to Miami Valley Feb. 25.
» Summit Country Day gymnast Lauren Terry advanced to the state gymnastics tournament after finishing fourth in bars with a 9.0 and sixth in beam with a 8.9.
The state swimming and diving championships were conducted at the C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton Feb. 22-25. The following schools had studentathletes at the competition: Division I » Walnut Hills - Junior Zachary Fisher advanced in the 50 and 100 freestyle, while senior Grace Counts also qualified in two events—the 200 and 500 freestyle. Coach Greg Lynch thinks Fisher could’ve potentially made it in other events. “He swam in a variety of events for us,” Lynch said. “He swam the 100 fly, the 100 back, basically whatever we put him in.” At the C.T. Branin Natatorium, Fisher made second alternate in the 50 freestyle with an 18thplace finish at 22.82. He was 21st in the 100 free at 48.24. His coach's message? “The big thing is that he belongs here,” Lynch said. “I didn’t want him to be in awe of everything else.” For Counts, it was a return trip. The hours spent training in the older Walnut Hills 20-yard pools paid off with the return engagement. Counts was 19th in the 500 free at 5:12.19, but made the finals in the 200 free, where she finished 12th in a time of 1:54.01 “I thought she had a little more left in her after the district meet,” Lynch said. From here, Lynch is looking at bigger and better things from his Eagles who will nest in a new pool next season, regulation-size. With the improved facilities, he expects improved performances. “This has been one of the goals we’ve had in the season,” Lynch said. “We had more qualify this year than we did last year. Our 400 relay for girls finished 28th and just missed qualifying. Hopefully, by next year we’ll have more qualify.” » St. Ursula - The Bulldogs received several stellar performances at the state meet.
St. Ursula’s Emily Mosher took eighth place during the 1-meter diving competition at Canton’s C.T. Branin Natatorium Feb. 25. GARY LANDERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
Kaitlyn Ferrara turned in a third-place finish in the 500 free and a sixth-place finish in the 200 free. Teammate Betsy Zilch also turned in a top-six performance in the 100 free. At 1-meter diving, Emily Mosher took the eighth spot. Other St. Ursula swimmers competing at state included: Marissa Delgado (100 fly, 9) Erin Ridge (500 free, 16). The team’s 400 free relay, which consisted of Ferrara, Allison Ridge, Erin Ridge and Zilch finished seventh. Division II » Mariemont - Mariemont was well represented at the Division II state meet by both boys and girls squads. For the boys, Nate Wagner captured the state title in the 100 free. He also finished fourth in the 200 free. Mac Lewis placed 15th in the 100 backstroke, while teammate
Sam McManus took 14th in the 100 breaststroke. In relays, Lewis, Connor McManus, Sam McManus and Wagner swam the 400 free relay team to a fourth-place finish. For the girls, Claire Mongenas took fourth in the 100 breaststroke and 12th in the 200 IM. Teammate Claire Gilmore placed fourth in the 100 freestyle event. The girls’ 200 medley (sixth), 200 free (fifth) and 400 free (fifth) relays also competed at state. » Seven Hills - Stingers’ senior Sarah Austin ended her varsity career with a fifth-place finish in the 500 freestyle. Austin also placed ninth in the 200 IM. » Summit Country Day Freshman Amanda Sequeira made the trip to Canton during her first year of varsity swimming. She placed 10th in the 100 breaststroke.
Bulldogs building bonds SUA swimmers’ prank shows appreciation By Nick Dudukovich email@example.com
ANDERSON TWP. — Swimmers from the St. Ursula Academy squad put another stellar season into the books — and the proof is in head coach Ann Gartner’s front yard. Gartner’s lawn on Ackley Road is decorated with 60-75 artificial flowers, compliments of the team she coaches. The girls decorated Gartner’s yard as part of a team scavenger hunt in late January. It’s become a tradition for members of the team to do something to Gartner’s yard. Over the past 12 years, her property has been flowered, forked, and Postit Notes have even covered her home. Gartner believes the gestures, as well as the current flowers, symbolize the hard work and dedication put forth by her team. It’s for those reasons that Gartner left the flowers in the ground. As long as St. Ursula had swimmers competing in the postseason, the veteran head coach wanted to show her support. “They look great and I loved (the flowers),” Gartner said. “I thought they were a good symbol of hard work. Each girl put one flower in….and I thought it would be a good idea to leave them up through (state).”
St. Ursula swim coach Ann Gartner stands in her Anderson Township yard, which contains 60-75 plastic flowers that were stuck into the ground by the Bulldogs’ swim squad. JIM OWENS/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS Clare Maloney, a senior swimmer and one of the prank’s ring leaders, said the team decided on flowers because the girls wanted to show their appreciation for Gartner. “We knew we wanted to do something positive…because coach Ann is so inspirational to us,” Maloney said. Maloney added that the girls took turns, driving over in shifts, as they tried to hide their plan under the cover of darkness. But Gartner said she usually knows when the girls make their yearly visit. “They try to act like I can’t hear them, but 40 girls fooling around and getting into mischief, it’s pretty loud,” Gartner said with a laugh. As part of the fun, Gartner will try and throw the girls off by flicking her lights on and off. “She was flashing her porch lights to scare us,” Maloney said. “It’s fun and a little nerve-rack-
ing. We got nervous, but I don’t know why. It’s very fun.” The prank is a way to help members of the squad build camaraderie heading into the final stretch of the season — something Gartner believes is important, since the swim team spends so much time in the water together. “These kids spend two, to twoand-a-half hours a day together. They become bonded and close through all of their hard work…and things like (the prank) …they’re huge as far as making the season fun for the girls and it goes a long way to keeping the team close,” Gartner said. And if it’s up to Gartner, the annual fun will continue. “It’s a long-standing tradition. It’s a great way for the kids to do something together. Some train with us and some train with their club teams, so this is a great team bonding experience and always has been,” she said.
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Seniors must meet proper nutritional requirements often go out to eat, rely on frozen meals, or simply snack instead of eating a balanced meal. Cincinnati Area Senior Services (CASS) now gives these seniors now the option of ordering Savory Selects, a convenient and healthy alternative to preparing meals at home. A Savory Select meal is not an institutional meal delivered in an aluminum tray with a Tracey cardboard lid Collins COMMUNITY PRESS and little choice or variety in GUEST COLUMNIST what is served. The Savory Selects menu offers a choice of 31 entrees. In addition to the entree, each meal includes a choice of fruits, breads, snacks, milk and juices. Options also include cereals, desserts, a half-gallon of milk and a half loaf of bread a week. The meals are nutritionally balanced and meet FDA dietary requirements. Those caring for aging parents have found the Savory Selects meal program to be a sensible and economical option for meals. It gives them peace of
mind, knowing their parent has a nutritious and easy to fix meal on hand. Good nutrition is important to seniors. As we approach the cold and flu season and winter weather, this program can help seniors remain healthy and safe in their homes. Optimum nutrition for seniors can boost energy, increase vitality, preserve mental acuity and prevent disease. Older adults tend to eat fewer calories if they become less physically active and causing their metabolism to slow, and the nutritional requirements stay the same or even increase. Some senior nutrition tips to consider: » Eat more nutrient-dense food, » Stay hydrated, » Limit the amount of salt added to foods and sodium contents on prepackaged foods, and » Ask your physician to check your B-12 level, which is vital for your neurological health. For information call 721-4330. More information, including a copy of the Savory Selects menu is available on the CASS website, www.CASSdelivers.org. Tracey Collins is executive director, Cincinnati Area Senior Service.
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CH@TROOM Last week’s question What changes, if any, would you make to the current primary election process?
“I am not too concerned with the election process as much as I am with the lack of quality candidates.” D.D. “I would enact legislation that would require that primaries be held on the same date in all states, so that early returns in those places where the elections are held earlier in the year would not have such an unfair impact on the outcome.” Bill B. “Lots! Clearly this process was designed when the only way to get your message out was travel by horseback or iron horse. Then it needed to be protracted. “Today the message is disseminated by TV and the Internet, so we can contract it to a month at the most. Lots of advantages. It would clearly be one message for the nation, not a message that is honed for a particular state, yet heard everywhere so that we don't know for sure what a candidate believes because all of them have 50 different spins. “Also, it would be a whole lot cheaper, so the mega-donors to the PACs could pay the difference into the federal coffers and help the deficit a little bit and I could stop muting their ads. “If we took the same steps with the general election process, then we could reasonably expect our government to spend far more time working on the nation's problems, and far less in campaign mode.” D.R. “I don't see any way around
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it. How else can we weed out the less desirable candidates and end up with one that has a chance to beat the opposing party's choice? Plus, all that advertising is good for the economy.” P.C. “I'm not sure if this is within the scope of your question, but I would like to see that in all elections picture identification is required as well as proof of citizenship for those not born in the U.S. (I would like to know that this is required for all entitlement programs as well!) “In addition to this, I think a signature should be required to a document stating that no compensation of any sort has been received in exchanged for his/ her vote, giving pause to engaging in such an act. “Finally, I don't think that the amount of personal finances and that of contributions should control the end result of the process. What would it be like, I wonder, if each candidate had the same amount to run his/her campaign with? I'd very much feel more comfortable and confident if that were the case.” S.N.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Author: Vote for Tom Brinkman on March 6
In the primary race for the new 27th House District Tom Brinkman should be the clear choice for Republican voters. As state representative from 2000-2008 Brinkman was a tireless advocate for reducing the overreaching role of government in the lives of the people of Ohio. He fought hard to prevent new taxes and fees, to reduce existing tax rates, and make Ohio more competitive and business-friendly in order to create new jobs. He certainly earned the name “Tax killer Tom.” Brinkman was more than a tax killer, however. He led from the front on pro-life issues and helped eliminate the e-Check program, allowing car owners to keep more money in their pockets. If there is unnecessary government and bureaucracy in Ohio Brinkman is going to go after it. I’ve known Tom for nine years and can easily say that he is one of the most principled and hard-working public servants I’ve seen. We need more boldness and energy in Columbus to right the ship. The 27th
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PEOPLE | IDEAS | RECIPES
Seven Hills fifth-grader Keelan Parlier displays a "bagged and tagged" snack sack. THANKS TO VICTORIA CARROLL
Lily Theders and Annabel Stanley pack snack sack deliveries, just in time for Valentine's Day. THANKS TO
Emma Carroll and Ty'Asia Hudlin sort more than 1,300 individually packaged snack and breakfast food items. THANKS TO VICTORIA CARROLL
SNACK ATTACK Grace Wharton starts the snack sack count, which topped 300 hand-packed bags. THANKS TO VICTORIA CARROLL
Rachel Michelman with an overflowing box of snack sacks "packed with love" by Seven Hills Girl Scouts. THANKS TO VICTORIA CARROLL
HYDE PARK — Girl Scouts at The Seven Hills School recently launched a “snack attack” by delivering nearly 350 snack bags to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati. Girl Scouts at The Seven Hills School delivered nearly 350 snack bags “packed with love” to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati – just in time for Valentine’s Day. As their annual community service project, the fifth-graders handpacked gallon storage bags with an assortment of non-perishable snack and breakfast food items. The troop collected the snacks from the Seven Hills community in a weeklong campus food drive. Then the girls tackled the task of sorting, bagging and tagging. When the last zip lock was sealed, the troop had reached a total of 336 bags containing more than 1,300 individually-packaged food items. The Seven Hills scouts undertook the project after learning that families staying at Ronald McDonald House often lack time, money or energy to prepare meals before heading to doctor appointments or hospital visits. The snack sacks offer these families a quick bite on-the-go. Seven Hills scouts who took part in the community service project were Emma Carroll, Emma Fitzpatric, Katie Francis, Emma Heines, Ty’Asia Hudlin, Rachel Michelman, Keelan Parlier, Delaney Ragusa, Madeline Ringswald Egan, Susanna Spooner, Annabel Stanley, Dahlia Stein, Lily Theders and Grace Wharton. Ronald McDonald House provides a home away from home for families of children receiving medical treatment at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center or other area hospitals, regardless of their ability to pay. Seven Hills Girl Scouts are part of Girl Scouts of America, Great Rivers Council located at 4930 Cornell Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45242, www.girlscoutsofwestern ohio.org.
Seven Hills Girl Scouts with donations to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati. From left are Susanna Spooner, Ty'Asia Hudlin, Madeline Ringswald Egan, Keelan Parlier, Katie Francis, Grace Wharton, Lily Theders, Delaney Ragusa, Annabel Stanley and Dahlia Stein. In back are Rachel Michelman and Emma Carroll. Not pictured are Emma Fitzpatric and Emma Heines. THANKS TO VICTORIA CARROLL
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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, MARCH 1 Art Exhibits Contemporary Impressionism, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Miller Gallery, 2715 Erie Ave., Contemporary Impressionism by 12 of the finest painters in the United States. Originating in France in the mid-1800s through the end of the 19th century, Impressionism was, and remains, more an attitude, one of personal expression with a focus on the qualities of changing light, everyday subject matter and a simplification and softening of detail. Free. 871-4420; www.millergallery.com. Hyde Park. Uniquely Ukraine: Paintings by David Miretsky and Svetlana Derenshuk, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 2005 1/2 Madison Road, Two of the great artistic traditions coming from Ukraine’s history are icon and miniature painting. Recent decades produced talented masters who mix colorful palettes with unconventional imagery and human forms. Exhibit includes intimate miniature paintings by Miretsky and contemporary folk paintings by Derenshuk. Free. Through March 31. 321-5200; www.facebook.com/ events/101102466678775. O’Bryonville. Paintings by William McKendree Snyder (1848-1930): Landscape Painter and Veteran of the Civil War, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 5729 Dragon Way, Includes paintings by Paul Chidlaw, Lewis Henry Meakin, Jack Meanwell, Charles Meurer, Henry Mosler, living artists and others. Exhibit continues through March 3. Free. Through March 3. 7917717; www.eiselefineart.com. Fairfax.
Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. Through Aug. 2. 379-4900. Anderson Township.
On Stage - Theater St. Nicholas, 7:30 p.m., Columbia Performance Center, 3900 Eastern Ave., A burned-out, cynical theater critic becomes infatuated with a young actress. Leaving his wife and children in Dublin to pursue his obsession, things become complicated in London when he finds himself in the employ of a coven of vampires. For mature audiences only. $23-$15. Presented by New Edgecliff Theatre. 888-588-0137; www.newedgecliff.com. Columbia Tusculum.
FRIDAY, MARCH 2 Art Exhibits Contemporary Impressionism, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Miller Gallery, Free. 871-4420; www.millergallery.com. Hyde Park. Uniquely Ukraine: Paintings by David Miretsky and Svetlana Derenshuk, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; www.facebook.com/ events/101102466678775. O’Bryonville. Paintings by William McKen-
dree Snyder (1848-1930): Landscape Painter and Veteran of the Civil War, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717; www.eiselefineart.com. Fairfax.
Art Openings Just Add Water, 6-10 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Gallery. Exhibit of recent works by artists in Nancy Nordloh Neville’s painting class. Exhibit continues through March 25. Free. 272-3700; www.womansartclub.com. Mariemont.
Business Seminars Job Search Learning Labs, 1-2:45 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. Through Dec. 14. 474-3100; www.jobsearchlearninglabs.wikidot.com. Anderson Township.
Dining Events Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Fish Fry, 4:30-7 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., Cafeteria. Fried or baked fish, shrimp Caesar salad and cheese pizza dinners with sides, drinks and dessert. Carryout available. $7, $6 seniors, $4 children. 388-0031 carryout. Anderson Township. St. Cecilia Lenten Fish Fry and Bake, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. Cecilia Church, 3105 Madison Road, School Cafeteria. Fried and baked fish and shrimp dinners, fried fish sandwich, cheese pizza, fries, baked potato, green beans, salad, onion rings, mushrooms, applesauce and coleslaw. Desserts and carryout available. Free parking behind church. Dinners $6.50-$8.50. Individual items 50 cents-$7.50. Presented by St. Cecilia Parish. 871-5757; www.stceciliacincinnati.org. Oakley. Wine and Hors D’oeuvres Tasting Event, 3-7 p.m., The Fresh Market-Oakley, 3088 Madison Road, Sampling gourmet appetizers and desserts along with signature wines. Ages 21 and up. $4. Presented by The Fresh Market. 533-2600. Oakley.
Drink Tastings Wine Tasting, 6-8 p.m., Remkebigg’s Hyde Park, 3872 Paxton Ave., Apothic White Unveiled. $5 for five samples and snacks from deli and bakery. 619-5454. Oakley. Wine Tasting, 6-8 p.m., Remkebigg’s at Skytop, 5218 Beechmont Ave., Sample wines, cheeses, fresh fruit and deli specialties selected by wine specialist. Ages 21 and up. $5. 231-0606. Mount Washington. Bei Cappelli Wine Tasting Open House, 6-9 p.m., Bei Cappelli Salon and Spa, 7216 Beechmont Ave., Midwest Wine Consulting provides try-beforeyou-buy wine tasting, salon specials and raffles. Includes mingling and expert advice from hair designer Sheilah Adams. Free. Presented by Midwest Wine Consulting. 479-2996; myttv.com/midwestwineconsulting. Anderson Township.
Miller Gallery is having a Contemporary Impressionism by 13 of the finest painters in the United States now through March 9 at the gallery, 2715 Erie Ave, Hyde Park. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday. The gallery is closed Monday. Pictured is "The Necklace," oil on linen by John Michael Carter. THANKS TO JOHN MICHAEL CARTER
Literary - Bookstores Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Pajama Party, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Stories, songs, silly party hat-making and birthday cake. Ages 3-8. $5. 731-2665. Oakley.
Music - Bluegrass Yonder Mountain String Band Before and Afterparty, 6 p.m., Stanley’s Pub, 323 Stanley Ave., Music by Rumpke Mountain Boys. $5. 871-6249. Columbia Tusculum.
Music - Concerts Holly Spears, 8:30-11:30 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Heartache to Hope CD Release Party. With Carole Walker and Maureen Murphy. $20, $10 advance. 731-8000; www.the20thcenturytheatre.com. Oakley.
Music - Rock Prizoner and Hollywood Tragedy, 9 p.m., Inner Circle, 4343 Kellogg Ave., Pricing TBA. 321-0220; www.innercirclecincy.com. East End.
On Stage - Theater St. Nicholas, 7:30 p.m., Columbia Performance Center, $23$15. 888-588-0137; www.newedgecliff.com. Columbia Tusculum.
Recreation Friday Fun Club, 9:30 a.m.noon, Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Class 2. Weekly through April 13. Games, arts and crafts and other activities. Children introduced to classroom atmosphere that encourages social skills development. Family friendly. Classes 1 and 2: $65, $55 residents. Class 3: $75, $65 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. Through April 20. 3884515. Anderson Township.
SATURDAY, MARCH 3 Art & Craft Classes March Family Open House: Mini Sun Catchers, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Open to students of all ages. Theme: St. Patrick’s Day. Family friendly. $15. Registration required. 321-0206; www.brazeestreetstudios.com. Oakley. Ukrainian Egg Decorating Class, 9:30-11 a.m., Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road, Learn age-old technique of waxing Ukrainian eggs. Bring six uncooked eggs. Free. 752-8539; www.lcresurrection.org. Anderson Township.
The 2012 Cincinnati Home & Garden Show is now under way at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Admission is $12, free for children 13 and younger. For more information, visit www.hartproductions.com. Pictured at last year’s Cincinnati Home & Garden Show are Catherine Shafer and her son, Christian. FILE PHOTO
Contemporary Impressionism, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Miller Gallery, Free. 871-4420; www.millergallery.com. Hyde Park. Uniquely Ukraine: Paintings by David Miretsky and Svetlana Derenshuk, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; www.facebook.com/
events/101102466678775. O’Bryonville. Paintings by William McKendree Snyder (1848-1930): Landscape Painter and Veteran of the Civil War, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717; www.eiselefineart.com. Fairfax. Just Add Water, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Gallery. Works of artists in Nancy Nordloh Neville’s painting class. Free. Through March 25. 272-3700; www.womansartclub.com. Mariemont.
Benefits Anderson vs. Turpin Alumni Basketball Game, 7-9:30 p.m., Anderson High School, 7560 Forest Road, Game features alumni varsity basketball players from the 1970s to recent grads. Alumni cheerleaders and alumni pep band perform. Canned food items collected for SEM Food Pantry. Benefits Forest Hills Foundation for Education. $5, $3 students; $10 family. Presented by Forest Hills Foundation for Education. 520-5409; www.fhfe.org. Anderson Township.
ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to www.cincinnati.com and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to firstname.lastname@example.org along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to www.cincinnati.com and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. $15. 888-588-0137; www.newedgecliff.com. Columbia Tusculum.
Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 9:30-10:45 a.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Book discussion group. Room 206. Family friendly. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. Through March 31. 583-1248. Hyde Park.
TUESDAY, MARCH 6 Art & Craft Classes Make and Bake: Bowl, 5-7 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Students learn about and experiment with a range of Bullseye accessory glass to design and create their own bowl. No experience necessary. $30. Registration required. 321-0206; www.brazeestreetstudios.com. Oakley.
Wine and Hors D’oeuvres Tasting Event, 3-7 p.m., The Fresh Market-Oakley, $4. 5332600. Oakley.
Contemporary Impressionism, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Miller Gallery, Free. 871-4420; www.millergallery.com. Hyde Park. Just Add Water, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; www.womansartclub.com. Mariemont.
Contemporary Impressionism, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Miller Gallery, Free. 871-4420; www.millergallery.com. Hyde Park. Uniquely Ukraine: Paintings by David Miretsky and Svetlana Derenshuk, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; www.facebook.com/ events/101102466678775. O’Bryonville.
Music - Rock
Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.
Cardio Kick Boxing, 6-7 p.m., Anderson Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, 8510 Beechmont Ave., Led by George Sizemore, thirddegree black belt and co-owner of ATA Black Belt Academy. $5. 293-0293; www.atacincinnati.com. Anderson Township.
Open Mic, 8:30-11:30 p.m., Allyn’s, 3538 Columbia Pkwy., With LoopManDan. Bring your own instrument. Free. Through Dec. 18. 871-5779. Columbia Tusculum.
Health / Wellness Diabetes Conversation Maps Sessions, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, 4460 Red Bank Road, Suite 100, Theme: What is diabetes? What do I do about it? Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. Family friendly. $30 for four sessions; $10 per session. 271-5111. Madisonville.
Music - Blues Gene Deer, 10 p.m., Stanley’s Pub, 323 Stanley Ave., With Exit 12. $5. 871-6249. Columbia Tusculum.
Music - Latin Club Tequilas: Sabado Noche Movimiento, 9:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m., Inner Circle, 4343 Kellogg Ave., Mix of Latin music by DJ Tavo. Ladies free before 11 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $10. 321-0220; www.innercirclecincy.com. East End.
Nature Marsapalooza, 8-10 p.m., Cincinnati Observatory Center, 3489 Observatory Place, Class about Mars, building tours and telescope viewing, weather permitting. Moon and Orion Nebula also observed. $6. 321-5186; www.cincinnatiobservatory.org. Mount Lookout.
On Stage - Theater St. Nicholas, 7:30 p.m., Columbia Performance Center, $23-
SUNDAY, MARCH 4 Art Exhibits
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7
Music - Concerts
Dirty Guv’nahs, 8 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, $10-$14.38; plus fees. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com. Oakley. Bach Vespers, 5:30 p.m., St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 100 Miami Ave., Evening prayer featuring the Cincinnati Bach Ensemble continuo. 831-2052. Terrace Park.
Contemporary Impressionism, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Miller Gallery, Free. 871-4420; www.millergallery.com. Hyde Park. Uniquely Ukraine: Paintings by David Miretsky and Svetlana Derenshuk, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; www.facebook.com/ events/101102466678775. O’Bryonville.
Literary - Story Times
Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., United Church of Christ in Oakley, 4100 Taylor Ave., Twelve-step group. Family friendly. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 231-0733. Oakley.
Story Time, 10:30-11 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Ms. Gail leads story time on LaPage Stage. Ages 2 and up. Family friendly. Free. Through July 25. 731-2665; www.bluemanateebooks.com. Oakley.
Music - Religious
MONDAY, MARCH 5 Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.
Music - Blues Sonny Moorman Group, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Anderson Bar and Grill, 8060 Beechmont Ave., $5. 474-2212. Anderson Township.
Support Groups Dyslexia Support Group for Parents, 7-8:30 p.m., Oakley Community Center, 3882 Paxton Ave., Helping Your Child Become a Strategic Learner. Free. Presented by International Dyslexia Association-Ohio Valley Branch. 651-4747. Oakley. Codependents Anonymous, 7:30-8:30 p.m., United Church of Christ in Oakley, Donations accepted. 231-0733. Oakley.
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Maple syrup spices up chunky granola mix
It’s maple syrup time! When our boys were little we drilled a hole in one of our sugar maples, put a homemade spile in it, and hung a bucket to gather what we knew would be gallons of sap. Well, something wasn’t right with our process and we got just dribbles. After that experience, I decided the grocery was my best source for pure maple syrup. Since I have so many reader requests, I’m using column space for requests instead of several recipes.
Rita’s Can’t-Quit-Eating Chunky Maple Granola
Rita Heikenfeld RITA’S KITCHEN
½ teaspoon almond extract ¼ cup soybean or canola oil ¼ cup olive oil
5 cups old-fashioned rolled oats 2 tablespoons flax seeds (optional) ¼ cup chia seeds (optional) 2 cups sliced or slivered almonds
Add after baking: 2 cups dried cherries (optional)
For years I’ve been trying to make chunky granola, adding dry milk, extra honey, you name it, without success. Leave it to Cook’s Illustrated to develop a technique that works. Here’s my adaptation. Don’t get timid about adding flax and chia seeds. They’re optional, but huge sources of Omega 3, the chia in particular, and are really tasty. It’s easy to eat, being chunky and all, thus the name. I’m going to try this technique with my other granola recipes. Check out my blog at Cincinnati.com for step-by-step photos. Coating: ⁄3 cup pure maple syrup (I used Kroger Private Selection) 1 ⁄3 to ½ cup packed dark brown sugar ¼ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon vanilla 1
Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 325. Whisk syrup, sugar, salt and extracts together, then whisk in oils. Pour over oat mixture and mix. Pour onto cookie sheet with sides in thin, even layer and press mixture down until very compact. That’s the key to chunky granola. Bake 35-40 minutes, rotating pan halfway through. Remove and cool to room temperature. Break into desired chunks. Stir in fruit. Tips: Use favorite nuts and fruit, or no fruit. Use light brown sugar, and all canola or soybean oil. Omit almond extract and increase vanilla to 4 teaspoons.
Rita finally cracked the code for making chunky granola. This one uses maple syrup. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.
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Le Boxx Café’s chicken chili for Thelma and several other readers who can’t get enough of this spicy chili. I stopped and talked with Dave Arm-
strong, proprietor, who couldn’t share the recipe. His chef, Franklin, makes 10 gallons about every other day. It’s that popular. “Lots of chicken breast, canned black-eyed peas, chili powder, chicken base, heavy cream, celery, onions, yellow and red bell peppers, and jalapeños,” he said. His roux is butter and flour, and olive oil. Have a similar recipe? Please share.
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12 watercolor artists will be featured at a new art exhibit Twelve watercolor artists will be featured at the “Everything But Water” exhibit at the Woman's Art Club Cultural Center's “The Barn” in Mariemont starting Friday, March 2. Included in the show are Kay Hartsel, of Montgomery; Martha Ray, of Loveland; Nancy Wisely, of Madeira; Ginny Tilbury, of Batavia; and Anderson Township artists Marilyn Lebhar,
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Colonial governor At the Society of Colonial Wars’ Winter Court event Daniel McKinney, of Hyde Park, passed the governorship of the organization to Greg Foote, of Indian Hill, who will serve a two-year term.
Society members share a common interest in America’s colonial history and genealogy. New members are welcome. For more information gol to www.colonialwarsoh.org
Greg Foote, left, will serve two years as governor of the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Ohio, taking over the post from Daniel McKinney, who served two years. THANKS TO JUDITH MCKINNEY
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POLICE REPORTS CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2 Arrests/citations Brandon Thompson, born 1981, violation of a temporary protection order, 6768 Bramble Ave., Feb. 10. Buster Lowry, born 1962, breaking and entering, 6102 Montgomery Road, Feb. 12. Deanne Ward, born 1975, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, 2626 Victory Pkwy., Feb. 11. Demarco Turnbolt, born 1983, aggravated menacing, 1348 Burdett Ave., Feb. 12. Demarco Turnbolt, born 1983, drug abuse, falsification, 6408 Girard Ave., Feb. 12. Frank Sheldon, born 1977, possession of an open flask, 3030 Minot Ave., Feb. 12. Hannah Catherine Kelly-Allan, born 1992, theft under $300, 3872 Paxton Ave., Feb. 8. James W. Martin, born 1979, receiving stolen property, 2626 Victory Pkwy., Feb. 11. John R. Sherrow, born 1969, domestic violence, 6408 Girard Ave., Feb. 8. Jonathan M. Blatt, born 1967, after hours in park, 3552 Principio Drive, Feb. 3. Joshua D. Stayton, born 1986, domestic violence, 4300 Erie Ave., Feb. 9. Markell Lail, born 1992, obstructing official business, 6334 Montgomery Road, Feb. 7. Raymond Boldt, born 1974, misuse of credit card, theft under $300, 3295 Erie Ave., Feb. 10. Rhonda Harris, born 1982, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., Feb. 7.
Incidents/investigations Aggravated robbery 2622 Victory Pkwy., Feb. 6. 2801 Woodburn Ave., Feb. 4. Aggravated vehicular homicide/vehicular homicide/vehicular manslaughter 6115 Roe St., Feb. 5.
ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Cincinnati, Capt. Paul Broxterman, District 2 commander, 979-4440 » Columbia Township, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Sgt. Peter Enderle, 683-3444 » Fairfax, Rick Patterson, chief, 271-7250 » Mariemont, Rick Hines, chief, 271-4089 » Terrace Park, Jerry Hayhow, chief, 831-2137 or 825-2280. Assault 2050 Beechmont Ave., Feb. 3. 5050 Madison Road, Feb. 7. Breaking and entering 3936 Feemster St., Feb. 6. 6085 Montgomery Road, Feb. 4. Burglary 2635 Observatory Ave., Feb. 6. 3646 Eastern Ave., Feb. 7. 3827 Paxton Ave., Feb. 8. 5430 Madison Road, Feb. 3. 5515 Lester Road, Feb. 8. Criminal damaging/endangering 3126 Troy Ave. No. 2, Feb. 6. 3515 Rawson Place, Feb. 3. 3682 Stonebridge Drive, Feb. 3. 4537 Columbia Pkwy., Feb. 5. 5012 Ebersole Ave., Feb. 8. 6224 Montgomery Road, Feb. 3. 6758 Bramble Ave., Feb. 4. Domestic violence Reported on Bramble Avenue, Feb. 7. Felonious assault 3295 Erie Ave., Feb. 6. Menacing 4012 Whetsel Ave., Feb. 4. 6214 Fairhurst Ave., Feb. 5. Robbery 2308 Madison Road, Feb. 5. Theft 2320 Bedford Ave., Feb. 3. 2650 Grandin Road, Feb. 3. 2710 Erie Ave., Feb. 6. 3239 Brotherton Road, Feb. 8. 3550 Erie Ave., Feb. 7. 3601 Columbia Pkwy., Feb. 3. 3751 Eastern Hills Lane, Feb. 7. 3834 Dumont St., Feb. 3. 3872 Paxton Ave., Feb. 8. 3880 Paxton Ave., Feb. 3.
Card used with no authorization at 5903 Hawthorne Ave., Feb. 7. Theft Cellphone taken from purse at Walmart at 4000 Red Bank Road, Feb. 5. DVD player and hard drive taken from Walmart; $177 at 4000 Red Bank Road, Feb. 6. Four WII remotes taken from Walmart; $155 at 4000 Red Bank Road, Feb. 7. Two cellphones taken from Walmart; $200 at 4000 Red
4124 Settle St., Feb. 8. 4419 Erie Ave., Feb. 8. 4642 Ridge Ave., Feb. 8. 4701 Whetsel Ave., Feb. 7. 4825 Marburg Ave., Feb. 3. 4825 Marburg Ave., Feb. 3. 4825 Marburg Ave., Feb. 7. 4949 Ridge Ave., Feb. 8. 5311 Madison Road, Feb. 7. 5414 Watertower Court, Feb. 8. 5422 Watertower Court, Feb. 8. 5710 Peabody Ave., Feb. 6. 5936 Ridge Ave., Feb. 3. 6018 Dahlgren St., Feb. 6. 6100 Madison Road, Feb. 8. 6312 Delphos Ave., Feb. 6.
Bank Road, Feb. 8. Money missing from Verizon Wireless; $41 at 3972 Red Bank Road No. G, Feb. 8. Miscellaneous items taken; $70 at 4000 Red Bank Road, Feb. 10. Playstation 3 and X-box taken from Walmart; $528 at 4000 Red Bank Road, Feb. 11.
MARIEMONT Incidents/investigations Theft
I-Pad and cash taken from vehicle; $1,500 at 6941 Cambridge, Feb. 6.
TERRACE PARK Incidents/investigations Damaging Toilet paper holder pulled from wall in restroom in Community Building at Elm Avenue, Jan. 30. Domestic incident At Miami Avenue, Feb. 2.
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FAIRFAX Arrests/citations James A. McMillan, 30, 5718 Glengate Lane, theft, Feb. 7. Randy Sandlin, 33, 1814 Williams Ave., theft, Feb. 1. Sterling Bishop, 49, 1601 Madison Road, driving under suspension, Feb. 3. Deborah A. Williams, 31, 6027 Ridge Acres Drive, driving under suspension, Feb. 3. Edward M. Brooks, 40, 5717 Adelphi St., driving under suspension, Feb. 5. Mark A. Hughes, 53, 861 Beecher St., driving under suspension, Feb. 6.
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REAL ESTATE COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP
Wooster Pike: Citibank N.A. Tr to Citibank N.A. Tr; $155,000. 4306 Ashley Oaks Drive: Mccracken Michael B. & Wendy Reuter Mccracken to Blackmore Robert W. III & Anne E. Chambers; $495,000. 8362 Wooster Pike: Citibank N.A. Tr to Van Treeck Joshua B. & Kristine A.; $155,000.
3926 Feemster St.: Prevalent Investment LLC to Vancy Investments LLC; $6,000. 3928 Feemster St.: Prevalent Investment LLC to Vancy Investments LLC; $6,000.
ABOUT REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
3930 Feemster St.: Prevalent Investment LLC to Vancy Investments LLC; $6,000.
EAST WALNUT HILLS
1027 Mcmillan Ave.: Ps One One Two LLC to Metrocommerical Investments LLC; $27,000. 1035 Mcmillan Ave.: Ps One One Two LLC to Metrocommerical Investments LLC; $27,000. 1621 Clayton St.: Osman Mahir
M. Nouri Tr to Smith Noah; $80,000. 2321 Upland Place: Federal National Mortgage Association to Lewis Harvey S.; $41,000. 2627 Moorman Ave.: Osman Mahir M. Nouri Tr to Smith Noah; $80,000.
See REAL ESTATE, Page B6
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Parents give cheer to children in the hospital
Eleanor Hamilton, left, Katherine Hamilton and Emma Adams make Valentines for children at Children's Hospital. PROVIDED
Hyde Park Parents Exchange,alocalgroupforparents of preschoolers, recently conducted a playgroup on Feb.14withthetaskofcreating cards for kids who had to spend Valentine’s Day at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and hopefully sharing a little joy in a difficult time. The Parents Exchange prides itself not only on being a valuable resource for support and information for our members, but also instilling service values in our young children that we hope will last a lifetime. With an active charitable committee in our organization, we are able to involve our children in the spirit of giving, through toy drives during the holidays, food drives to support our local pantry, and by helping to get school supplies in the hands of kids who need them most.
Mika Sweet Albrecht shows off the Valentine she made for kids at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. PROVIDED We also offer a variety of social events, and new members quickly become part of our big, fun family. Children's Activities keeps our kids on their toes, with activities that sample all that Cincinnati has to of-
fer its littlest citizens. Hyde Park Parents Exchange will be having a spring membership drive at 7 p.m. Thursday, March15. Visit www.hppe.org to RSVP and for more information.
F. Coleman; $46,000. 5510 Chandler St.: Equity Trust Co. to Swint Michael; $18,750.
Madison Road: 4710 Madison LLC to Garrett Wood LLC; $195,000. Marburg Ave.: USS Realty LLC to Jeb Bbb Real Estate LLC; $10,000. 3115 Robertson Ave.: Household Realty Corp. to Skorobogat Mikhail & Olga; $33,500. 3760 Edwards Road: Muse Dwain E. to Xanadu Residential Properties LLC; $150,000. 3764 Edwards Road: Muse Dwain to Xanadu Residential Properties LLC; $125,000. 4710 Madison Road: 4710 Madison LLC to Garrett Wood LLC; $195,000. 4722 Madison Road: 4710 Madison LLC to Garrett Wood LLC; $195,000.
REAL ESTATE Continued from Page B5
3720 Germania Ave.: Lukas Paul J. to Weaver Deborah J.; $117,000. 3980 Warren Ave.: Rungy Joan Mary to Kline Jared; $60,500.
1315 Morten Ave.: Mccafferty Michael D. to Shikany Alfred B. & Amy R. Garrison; $223,500. 3021 Erie Ave.: Hearst James L. III to Erie Avenue Investments LLC; $866,500. 3620 Edwards Road: Srofe Carolyn M. to Trotta Carmela;
$155,000. 3666 Paxton Ave.: 3666 Paxton Avenue LLC to G. & A. Paxton LLC; $200,000. 3689 Saybrook Ave.: Hobson Clifford Jr to Picard Jullian; $190,000. 4120 Allendale Drive: Steelhead Properties Llc@3 to Herb Lindsey A.; $336,600.
5210 Ravenna St.: Blackmon James to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $24,000. 5241 Charloe St.: Brown Jason L. & Timothy W. Heimbrock to Brown Jason L.; $11,535. 5409 Ward St.: Tj Capital Investments LLC to Myers Linda
Nap Emery Park LLC to Flannery Holdings LLC; $385,438. 3718 Petoskey Ave.: Udzielak Cheryl A. & Thomas J. to Judkins Brian C. & Kathleen; $523,000. 7039 Rembold Ave.: Huntington National Bank to Ddd Restoration LLC; $112,100.
ECKANKAR Experience the Light and Sound of God You are invited to the Community HU Song 10 am
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513-321-5856 Bill Rillo, Pastor Sunday Worship Services: 11:00am & 6:00pm Sunday School: 9:45am Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00pm www.hydeparkbaptistchurch.org
ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH & ST. THOMAS NURSERY SCHOOL www.stthomasepiscopal.org
Sunday 8am Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:15am Christian Formation & Discovery Hour for all ages* 10:30am Choral Eucharist, Rite II*
*Child care for children up to 4 in a staffed nursery from 9-noon
4 SUNDAY SERVICES
2 Traditional Worship Services 8:15 & 11:00 - Temporarily held at Titus Auditorium, (Jan - Mar) due to renovation. 2 Contemporary Worship Services 9:30 & 11:00 am in our Contemporary Worship Center Saturday Service 5:30 pm Sunday School and Childcare available at 9:30 & 11:00 Services Plenty of Parking behind Church 7515 Forest Road Cincinnati, OH 45255 513-231-4172 • www.andersonhillsumc.org
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ST. GERTRUDE PARISH
CHERRY GROVE UMC 1428 Eight Mile Rd.
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE First Church of Christ, Scientist 3035 Erie Ave 871-0245 #&)(%%("'!$*()%(
Sunday Service and Sunday School 10:30am Wednesday Testimonial Meeting 7:30pm Reading Room 3035 Erie Ave
3850 E. Galbraith, Deer Park Next to Dillonvale Shopping Ctr www.TrinityCincinnati.org 791-7631 Worship Service - 10:00AM Sunday School - 10:15AM Pastor Randy Wade Murphy
Worship: 9:30-10:30 Fellowship: 10:30-10:45 Sunday School: 10:45-11:30 Pastor: Rev. William E. Groff 513-474-1428 • email@example.com
Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Wed Night Bible Study 7:00 pm Pastor Ed Wilson 8105 Beech Avenue - Deer Park (Just off Galbraith across from Amity School) 513-793-7422
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FELLOWSHIP CHURCH (Preaching the Gospel of Hope) 6830 School Street (Newtown)
Dr. R. Edgar Bonniwell, Sr. Minister
8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 www.cos-umc.org "When Love Speaks: Today You Will Be With Me"
www.cfcfc.org Sun. Worship 10am Wed. Worship & Bible Study Service 7pm Sunday School - All Ages 9-10:00am New National Seminary Emerging www.Kingswellseminary.org
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Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith
CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Dr. Cathy Johns, Senior Pastor Rev. Doug Johns, Senior Pastor
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INDIAN HILL Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Phone 513-561-6805 Fax 513-561-0894 Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am www.IndianHillChurch.org
2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 9:00 & 10:30 AM with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN
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3389 Custer Ave.: Judkins Brian C. & Kathleen E. to Athey Matthew T. Carly L.; $272,000. 724 Delta Ave.: R.&M. Professional Properties LLC to M. & S Real Property Investment; $565,000.
Sunday 9:30 &11:00 a.m. Loveland High School, off of Rich Rd. 683-1556 www.golovelive.com
LEGAL NOTICE In accordance with provisions of the State Law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owner and/or manager’s lien of the goods hereinafter described and stored at the Uncle Bob’s Self Storage location(s) listed below. And, due notice being given, to the owner of said property and all parties known to claim an interest therein, and th time specified in such notice for payment of such havthe expired, ing goods will be sold at public auction at the stated below the to location(s) highest bidder or otherwise disposed of on Monday, March 1:00PM, 19, 2012, Robertson 2950 Ave., Cincinnati, OH 513-63145209, 0290. Jeff Gaston 1445 Joseph St. Cinti, OH 45237 Household goods, furniture boxes, sporting goods, TV’s of appliances, stereo equip Angela Ramsey 2128 Highland Ave #3 Cinti, OH 45219 Household goods, furniture 47 Nelson Judy Crosstown Dr Love45212, OH land, Household goods, furniture, boxes, tools, TV’s and stereo reaccount equip, cords. Jeff Webb 2146 Cameron Ave Norwood, OH 45212 Furniture, boxes, tools, TV’s or stereo equip Heather Wagers 2125 Hudson Ave Norwood, OH 45212 Furniture, boxes, household goods 565 Tugrul Karen Missouri Ave #1 Boxes, furniture, household goods. 1690307
3014 Kerper Ave.: Jindal Ram S & Murti K. to Ditomaso Anthony; $1,000. 3016 Kerper Ave.: Jindal Ram S & Murti K. to Ditomaso Anthony; $1,000.
FRAIZ - CAMPOS
Mr. & Mrs. Juan Fraiz of Anderson Township announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Fraiz, to Nicolas Campos, son of Mr. & Mrs. Eloy Campos, also of Anderson Township. The bride-tobe is a McNicholas High School graduate and a 2011 graduate of Xavier University’s School of Nursing. She is pursuing her Master’s Degree at Xavier University as a Clinical Nurse Leader and is currently employed by the Drug and Poison Information Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. The prospective groom graduated from Anderson High School and is a 2011 graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently employed as an Associate Field Support Engineer at Rockwell Automation in Cincinnati, Ohio. An August 2012 wedding is planned at Bellarmine Chapel at Xavier University.