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EASTERN HILLS

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Your Community Press newspaper serving Columbia Township, Columbia-Tusculum, Fairfax, Hyde Park, Madisonville, Mariemont, Mt. Lookout, Oakley, Terrace Park

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Lawyer hired to fight road plan By Lisa Wakeland

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Mariemont Village Council will spend up to $20,000 of taxpayers’ money to fight part of the proposed Eastern Corridor project. Village Council on Feb. 25 unanimously approved hiring attorney Matthew Fellerhoff to represent the village in its opposition to the Ohio Department of Transportation’s plan to relocate state Route 32 through part of Mariemont’s south 80 acres. Councilman Cortney Scheeser was not at the meeting. “I want to assure everyone

that this is not a desperate move, and this is one of multiple lines of defense we’ve identified,” Councilman Joe Stelzer said. “We are pretFellerhoff ty confident that state Route 32 will never be built through the south 80. We have a lot of ways to block, as a village, that road from ever being built.” Read Fellerhoff’s attorney profile here. The proposed relocation of state Route 32 is one component of the Eastern Corridor project, which aims to improve connec-

tivity and reduce traffic between western Clermont County and downtown Cincinnati. It includes new roads, interchange upgrades, expanded bus service and light rail. Plans show the relocated state Route 32 connecting to Columbia Parkway (U.S. 50) near Red Bank Road, crossing the Little Miami River in or near Mariemont, and continuing east through Newtown and Anderson Township. In a letter to Mariemont’s mayor, Fellerhoff wrote that his initial estimate for the work is between $8,000 and $20,000, depending on the schedule and the Ohio Department of Transportation’s reaction.

Fellerhoff wrote that he would get approval from village officials before conducting any significant work. “At the outset, I will observe that the citizens of Mariemont and the historic groups of Mariemont have done an excellent job of laying the groundwork for an opposition to the project,” he wrote. “Now what is needed is intelligent and targeted attacks on the record as it is now.” Mariemont residents and officials voiced increasing opposition to the proposal after a map showed the road project crossing the river north of what's known as horseshoe bend and through the through

woods, farmland, trails and community gardens in village's south 80 acres. The Ohio Department of Transportation has since added a southern option that would bypass Mariemont. No funding has been sought or allocated for the project, and no preferred plan has been identified. The Ohio Department of Transportation expects to have a preferred alternative identified by December with a decision on whether to build or not made in January 2014. Fellerhoff did not recommend litigation at this point, but wrote that the village must lay the groundwork if it is needed.

Councils grateful for a parking resolution By Forrest Sellers fsellers@communitypress.com

The Cincinnati Waldorf School will move its main campus to the Dale Park building in Mariemont. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

The Waldorf school is moving to Mariemont Facility to open in Dale Park building By Lisa Wakeland lwakeland@communitypress.com

The Cincinnati Waldorf School plans to open its doors in Mariemont this August. The school closed on the former Dale Park building, 6743 Chestnut St., earlier this year after buying it from the Mariemont City School District, which used the school as a junior high until the end of the last school year. “It will be our goal to honor the historical integrity of this building while making the necessary facility repairs to make the building safe and functional for our community of staff, students and parents,” said Christine Masur, administrative

OPEN HOUSE The Cincinnati Waldorf School is conducting an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at its current main campus, 5555 Little Flower Ave. in Mt. Airy. Call 541-0220 with questions.

team leader for the Cincinnati Waldorf School. “There are no plans to make major structural changes to the building, however there are considerable roof and plumbing repairs that need to be addressed. “ The Cincinnati Waldorf School is an independent school, which currently has a main campus in Mt. Airy and a satellite school in Indian Hill. The main campus will move to Mariemont once the school is open.

The Waldorf method is an interdisciplinary, hands-on approach to learning, said Enrollment Director Karen Crick. It uses music, foreign language, movement, drama, nature studies and other subjects to promote academic excellence, social intelligence, artistic expression and critical thinking skills, she explained. “The Waldorf pedagogy is felt very strongly through the aesthetics of the building and classrooms. and we are eager to share the fruits of our labor with our village neighbors come this fall,” Masur said. Enrollment is open now for preschool to eighth grade for the Mariemont campus. Visit the Cincinnati Waldorf School website for more details. The Cincinnati Waldorf School bought the Dale Park building for $725,000.

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Both the Hyde Park and Mt. Lookout neighborhood councils are pleased several front yards on Linwood Avenue will be restored. “We are very encouraged that Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority does indeed intend to be a good neighBrannock bor,” said Janet Buening, board president of the Hyde Park Neighborhood Council. Both the Hyde Park Neighborhood Council and the Mt. Lookout Community Council had expressed objections when Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority began installing front yard parking between 2891 and 2899 Linwood Avenue. Three separate buildings are involved with four units in each building. Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority provides affordable housing for low-tomoderate income families throughout Hamilton County. The parking was installed to

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Front lawns will be restored at several properties on Linwood Avenue. Front yard parking had been installed at the properties operated by the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority to meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards. Several local councils had objected to the front yard parking, and the matter was eventually resolved. FILE PHOTO

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meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards. Kelly Kramer, a senior communications coordinator with the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority, said some of the buildings would have ADA compliant units. Representatives for the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority said on street parking specifically for those with disabilities at that location had originally not been approved by the city. As a result a portion of the front yards was being converted into a driveway to provide parking. Opponents argued this would negatively impact the aesthetics of the neighborhood. Buening also said it was unfair since requests by private home owners to have front yard parking had been refused in the past. Gregory Johnson, director of Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority, said the front yards will be restored and new grass will be planted by the spring. Johnson also confirmed the city was going to provide on

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NEWS

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Keeping the islands of Columbia Twp. afloat By Jeanne Houck

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COLUMBIA TWP. — The most important thing people should know about Columbia Township’s history probably is that the amount of land the township has lost to annexations and incorporations over the years is limiting

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street parking for those with disabilities. “There was great communication,” said Johnson about efforts to resolve the issue.

development options today. That’s according to Columbia Township Administrator Mike Lemon, the top appointed official in the township that was founded in 1791 and that has a population the 2010 census put at 4,532. “Columbia Township was once the largest town-

It just shows when people are communicating and working together a situation can be worked out, he said. John Brannock, president of the Mt. Lookout Community Council, said he also appreciated the efforts by Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing

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Authority to address the issue. The community was very concerned about this, said Brannock. “It’s great he was willing to work on this,” said Brannock referring to the initiative taken by Johnson. Buening said she was informed some landscaping would also be initiated on the affected properties.

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ship in the state and covered from Torrence Parkway east to the Little Miami,” Lemon said. “The township’s southern border was the Ohio River and the northern border was five miles above the current Butler County line." Originally in Columbia Township is what is now

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Symmes Township, Sycamore Township, Mariemont, Terrace Park, Fairfax, most of Indian Hill and many other communities, Lemon said. “As Ohio became a state Columbia Township was subdivided into five separate townships,” Lemon said. “As time passed, many

populated areas of the township incorporated into villages and cities or were annexed by Cincinnati. “The township’s failure to establish its own school district and develop longrange plans for its future in the past led to many areas incorporating or seeking annexation for

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NEWS

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Mariemont starts superintendent search By Lisa Wakeland lwakeland@communitypress.com

The Mariemont City School District is beginning the search for its next superintendent. The Board of Education officially accepted Superintendent Paul Imhoff’s resignation at a special meeting Feb. 28.

Imhoff was hired Feb. 19 as the next superintendent of the Upper Arlington City School District near Columbus. He will start in the new district July 1 and remain with the Mariemont school district until July 31. The Mariemont City School District Board of Education voted to hire

Effron & Associates to conduct the search for its next superintendent. It’s the same consulting firm Mariemont schools used six years ago to find Imhoff. The firm helped the Loveland City School District during its superintendent search in 2010 and also served as the s con-

sultant for the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District during its search for a new high school principal during 2011. Mariemont Board of Education member Bill Flynn said they have not yet determined a timeline or process for the superintendent search. Those

details were expected to be worked out in executive session during another special meeting Tuesday, he said. Imhoff said at the Feb. 28 meeting it was a tough decision to leave the Mariemont schools, but he feels it was the right one for himself and his family.

The Board of Education members thanked him for his service and leadership during his six years in the district. “Mariemont has always been a good place, I think it’s a much better place because of you,” board member Ken White said.

Minot Ave. traffic scrutinized By Forrest Sellers fsellers@communitypress.com

OAKLEY — After efforts

to alleviate traffic issues anticipated with the Rookwood Exchange, an Oakley committee is now turning its attention to another potential traffic concern. During Rozen its February meeting, the Oakley Traffic, Pedestrian and Safety Committee began initial discussions on the Mercy Health - Rookwood Medical Center. One of the purposes of the recent meeting was to gather any concerns from residents relating to this development, said Oakley Community Council member Craig Rozen, who is head of the committee. The new 24,000 square foot, two-story facility will be a 24-hour emergency room with on-site labs and physician’s offices. It is now under construction at the corner of Edwards Road and Williams Avenue. “This is an emergency room and medical office among numerous businesses in the area,” said Nanette Bentley, director of public relations for Mercy Health. Bentley did not comment directly on traffic issues, but she said on street parking should not be a problem. The facility will have 107 parking spaces above

and below ground, she said. “Those are enough spaces for all our needs,” she said. “We don’t anticipate anyone visiting the medical center to park off site (on) surrounding streets.” Rozen expects Minot Avenue will most likely be impacted by the facility. Minot Avenue resident Powell Grant also has concerns. “I’m sure there will be more traffic,” he said. “I don’t know how they will accommodate all that new traffic with a new building that requires access in (a) congested area.” At this stage Rozen said no plan has been developed. “We are just trying to gauge resident and property owner concerns,” he said. The committee had previously worked on a plan to close off several streets near the Rookwood Exchange to alleviate cut-through traffic. The Rookwood Exchange is a proposed mixed-use expansion at the current Rookwood site in Norwood.

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Student photos gain recognition By Forrest Sellers fsellers@communitypress.com

The group of Peruvian exchange students pose with their advisers after a cultural presentation at Cardinal Pacelli Feb. 7. PROVIDED

Cultural exchange at Cardinal Pacelli By Lisa Wakeland lwakeland@communitypress.com

Just weeks after exchange students left their school a group of local students are getting ready to head to Peru. From April 1-21, students from Cardinal Pacelli School in Mt. Lookout will participate in the International Student to Student Exchange. The Peruvian students spent three weeks in Cincinnati from mid-January to early February. “It was fun and different,” said Audrey Flynn, 12, whose family hosted one of the Peruvian students. Flynn said she learned some Spanish from Fabiana Barri, who stayed with her. She also learned about their culture, customs and what Peruvian food is like. Barri said she enjoyed visiting Cincinnati, and during her stay they went to the Newport Aquarium, Cincinnati Museum Center and other local attractions. They also went shopping, had pizza parties and went sled riding. “I had fun here, but it was hard to be away from home because I had to learn to do things for myself,” Barri said. Flynn is one of the Cardinal Pacelli students who will travel to Peru later this year. She said she’s excited and

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GOLD KEY SINGLE IMAGE WINNERS Casey Pfister Grace Krammer Katie Barton Kelsey Bardach Laura Pariot Meg Lazarus Mayme Acklen

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HONORABLE MENTION Amelia Drew Sabrina Finn Mayme Acklen Kelsey Bardach Meg Lazarus Abby McInturf Allison Mesh Sarah Mueller Laura Pariot Lucy Patterson Charlotte Ward

Ironically, Lazarus had planned to drop her photography class, but was encouraged to continue by a teacher. “Now it’s a creative outlet,” said Lazarus about her passion for photography. “I think it’s a great tool in life to have these skills.” Both Weinstein and Lazarus are enrolled in the school’s Advanced Placement photography class.

Cardinal Pacelli students Shelby Lynn, left, and Audrey Flynn pose with Fabiana Barri, an exchange student from Peru who stayed with the family. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

looking forward to the hot weather. This was the second year the Flynn family hosted an exchange family. “Both times it’s been incredible for our entire family,” said Audrey’s mom, Monica. While it will be difficult to have Audrey away from home, Monica said she knows it will be the experience of a lifetime for her daughter. “When my son went (to Ecuador) last year he came back a different person,” she said. When students from other countries come to Cincinnati

they want them to learn what it is like to be an American kid and the same is true for local students traveling abroad, said Mandy Kirk, the director of Cardinal Pacelli’s exchange program. “The goal is for them to learn the culture of the country they’re traveling to,” Kirk said. “We remind them that it’s not a vacation and we want them to see typical life in that country.” Next year, Kirk said Cardinal Pacelli will host an exchange program with India.

Henry Winkler to highlight event Actor, producer, director and author Henry Winkler will be the guest speaker for A Springer Celebration! 2013, Springer School and Center’s premier fundraising event. It will be Winkler's second appearance at the annual event. Winkler Springer’s mission to empower children with learning disabilities to lead successful lives is of special interest to Winkler. When he was 30, he learned

Cincinnati Country Day School seniors Meg Lazarus and Sophie Weinstein have cast a lens on loneliness and abandonment. These subjects were the focus of their photographic submissions for the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition. Both had the distinction of being selected as Gold Medal Portfolio winners. The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards program recognizes exceptional work of artists at a high school level. Lazarus, who is a resident of Hyde Park, said the portfolio competition involved conveying a concept through eight photographic images. Lazarus called her submission “The Architecture of Loneliness.” “I used Photoshop and other modes of photography to tell a story,” she said. She said her siblings served as subjects in some of the photographs. Weinstein’s submission focused on abandonment in a literal way. She went to an abandoned home in Milford and took pictures of specific items that were left such as a wheelchair. “My artist statement was telling about this family,” she said. Although Weinstein never met the family directly she gained some information from neighbors that the family was an elderly couple who left to live in a retirement home. Both Lazarus and Weinstein, who is a resident of Milford, spent nearly a year on their respective projects. “I was honored (to be selected),” said Weinstein. “I put a lot of time in (this).”

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it was dyslexia that had made school a challenge for him as a child. Coming to that understanding prompted Winkler to write children’s books about a boy who has a learning disability. The popular "Hank Zipzer" series features17 books about the "world's greatest underachiever." A Springer Celebration! 2013 will be 6-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, and will feature cocktails and dinner, raffles and auctions. Local 12 WKRCTV Sports Director Brad Johansen will return to serve as

emcee for the evening and to preside over a live auction. David and Martha Millett of Indian Hill are Co-Chairs for the event this year. “We are so honored to be chairing A Springer Celebration! 2013,” said Martha Millett. “As an educator, alumni parent and board member, I’ve seen the wonderful work that Springer does throughout our community. We are especially thrilled this year to be welcoming Henry Winkler.” Proceeds support financial aid and outreach programs. Call 871-6080 ext. 213 or visit www.springer-ld.org.

Cincinnati Country Day School senior Sophie Weinstein, of Milford, was a Gold Medal Portfolio winner in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition. Her entry, which included a photograph of a wheelchair, focused on the concept of abandonment. FORREST

Cincinnati Country Day School senior Meg Lazarus, of Hyde Park, was a Gold Medal Portfolio winner in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition. Her submission dealt with "The Architecture of Loneliness."

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SCHOOL NOTES Kindergarten registration

Mariemont Elementary and Terrace Park Elementary are beginning the registration process for incoming kindergarten students. Parents of children entering kindergarten for the 2013-2014 school year are invited to attend Kindergarten Registration and Parent Information Night 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at either school building. The principal, kindergarten teachers and other school personnel will be available to dis-

cuss the curriculum, answer questions and provide assistance with registration. On-line registration is available now. Children must be 5 years of age on or before Sept. 30 to register for kindergarten. The Registration/Parent Information Night is for adults only. Parents with a potential incoming kindergarten student should contact Roseanna Kropf at Mariemont Elementary School or Beverley Cooke at the Terrace Park Elementary School office, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday, as soon as possible.


SPORTS

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Stingers’ buzz felt in sectionals By Nick Dudukovich

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HYDE PARK — With the season on the line, Pauley Gosiger and Roderick McFarland rose the occasion. Both scored 19 points to help Seven Hills pull off a 66-62 overtime upset win over Fayetteville in a Division IV sectional final March 1. While the Stingers (10-13, 6-7) didn’t enter the postseason with a record that grab the eyes of the casual fan, head coach Willie Hill believed his team had a good shot to escape the sectional round. “I always thought we were

capable of coming out of sectionals,” Hill said. “We just hadn’t found that consistency all year and we started playing consistently probably over the last five or six games.” The Stingers entered the tournament as the No. 7 seed, while Fayetteville was No. 4. Gosiger and McFarland combined to outscore Fayetteville by a score of 9-7 in overtime. “I was proud of both of those guys,” Hill said. “Both those guys made plays and that was huge for us.” Hill also credited an improved team defense led by T.J. Robinson. “(Defense) is very important

because the game slows down and becomes more half court during the tournament,” Hill said. “You’re ability to play defense in the half court is crucial and I thought we did a great job.” Hill and company entered the game knowing Fayetteville leading scorer D.J. Iles would probably be a factor — and they were right, as Illes scored 30 points. Hill wanted his team to focus on stopping anyone else from having a big game. “With Iles, we were going to settle on him making baskets, but we didn’t want anyone else (scoring) and I thought we did a

good job of that.” With the win, Seven Hills advanced to district finals where they played New Madison TriVillage March 5 (after Eastern Hills Journal deadline). Tri-Village finished first in the final Associated Press Division IV state poll. For game results, visit cincinnati.com/preps. » On the girls side, the Lady Stingers’ (7-15, 5-8) concluded their season with a 44-24 loss to Yellow Springs in the Division IV Monroe sectional final Feb. 23. Junior Lauren Weems had a stellar year and topped 1,000 career points.

The junior was second in the MVC with 19.0 points per game despite playing out of position. According to coach Tyler McIlwraith, Weems, who is best suited at the wing position, played point guard after the squad lost Claire Duncan to graduation. Junior Alexis Lindsay also had a strong season and averaged 11.2 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. “Toward the end of the season Alexis really started to see what she is capable of doing every night,” McIlwraith said by email. “…Alexis has the potential to be one the rest rebounders in our league next year.”

TOURNAMENT HIGHLIGHTS By Nick Dudukovich and Scott Springer ndudukovich@communitypress.com sspringer@communitypress.com

Swimming

» Mariemont sophomore Mac Lewis finished eighth in the 200 IM, and ninth in the 100 backstroke at the Division II OHSAA State Championships Feb. 22. By finishing in the top 16, Lewis earned all-Ohio recognition in both events.

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Clark Montessori sophomore point guard Landis Owensby (22) sets up the play for the Cougars Feb. 27 against Finneytown. SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS

Cougars’ claw snapped at Cintas

By Scott Springer sspringer@communitypress.com

HYDE PARK — Having lost to

them on Nov. 30 by just a basket (68-66), Clark Montessori coach Scott Kerr knew his players would have their hands full at Xavier’s Cintas Center March 1 against Madeira. “They’re a great team,” Kerr said. “Everyone knows Andrew Benintendi and Brad Almquist and John Michael Wyrick. They’ve got some guys off the bench that can stick some shots too, Ballweg, Westendorf. The big fellow, Will Steur, that’s 550 pounds of meat colliding in the post (with Clark’s Jordan Whaley-Watson).” The Mustangs advanced to the Division III sectional final with a 72-43 thrashing of North College Hill at Western Brown on Feb. 27. Right after that, Clark took the floor against Finneytown and outlasted the Wildcats 52-46. That set up the rematch with Madeira and another chance for the Cougars to play full-court defense in an effort to make their opponent uncomfortable. “Our style of play is a grind,” Kerr said. “We just want to grind people down so in the fourth quarter, we can go win the game.” Early on, it worked as Clark raced to a 10-0 start, a 19-9 first quarter lead and a 25-17 halftime lead. However, the Cincinnati Hills League champion

» Matt Stewart scored 20 points as Mariemont beat Badin, 64-50 Feb. 26. The Warriors season ended with a 7539 defeat to Roger Bacon in the Division III sectional finals March 1. » Summit beat SCPA 64-43 Feb. 26. The Siver Knights won their Division III sectional final with a 73-40 win over Purcell Marian March 1. Senior Kevin Johnson scored 18. Summit plays for a district title against West Liberty Salem at the University of Dayton March 7. » Seven Hills beat Cincinnati Country Day 64-40 in Division IV sectional action Feb. 27. Pauley Gosiger scored 17. The Stingers won their sectional final game against Fayetteville, 66-62, March 1. Gosiger and McFarland each scored 19. The Stingers played Tri-Village for a Division IV district title at the University of Dayton March 7 (after deadline). » Purcell Marian beat Deer Park 66-47 on Feb. 26. Rashaad Ali-Shakir had15 points to lead the Cavaliers. The win put Purcell Marian in a game with Summit Country Day March 1 at Xavier’s Cintas Center. The Cavaliers fell short against the Silver Knights 73-

40 to finish the season at 7-18. » Walnut Hills beat Woodward 78-43 on Feb. 26. Senior center Isaiah Johnson had 12 points and then sat out the second half. The win put the Eagles in the Division I sectional final against Lakota West at the University of Cincinnati March 1. At UC, the Eagles ran away from the Firebirds, 60-46 to advance to Dayton March 9. Johnson led Walnut Hills with 25 points and nine rebounds. Isaiah Johnson was named the Ohio Division I All-District Player of the Year and First Team for the Eagles. D.J. Wingfield made Second Team. Ricardo Hill was the District Coach of the Year. » Withrow beat Mason 6440 on Feb. 26. Senior Tim Coleman led the Tigers with 20 points. On March 1, Withrow held off Lakota East 57-56. Senior Corey Wise topped the Tigers with 21 points. Withrow will play in Dayton March 9. » Clark Montessori held off Finneytown 52-46 on Feb. 27 at the Division III tournament at Western Brown. Junior Joseph Davis had 12 points. The Cougars took on Madeira March 1 at Xavier’s Cintas Center and fell short in double overtime 79-74. Clark finishes the season 17-8.

Wrestling

» At the Ohio Division I State Wrestling Tournament in Columbus Feb. 28-March 2, Withrow’s Nick Isaacs overcame an early loss at 220 pounds to defeat opponents from Lakewood St. Edward, Dublin Jerome and Brecksville-Broadview Heights. He eventually made it to the fifthplace final where he lost to Springfield’s Devin Nye 9-4 and took sixth place.

Clark Montessori junior guard Malik Rhodes (3) sits down and guards against Finneytown Feb. 27. The Cougars won the game 52-46 to advance to play Madeira on March 1. SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS

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Mustangs roared back and managed to send the game to overtime tied at 60. The first overtime looked like it was going Madeira’s way, but then the Cougars finished

on an 8-2 run to force another extra period tied at 68. In the second overtime, the Mustangs were able to hold off the charge and defeat Clark again, 79-74. The Cougars season ironically began and ended with losses to Madeira. Clark finished second in the Miami Valley Conference behind powerhouse Summit Country Day. They finished the seaSee CLARK, Page A6

Mariemont wrestler Dominik Butler, top, competes against Crooksville’s Jordan Burkholder during the first round of the OHSAA Division III state wrestling tournament. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


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Mariemont hopes to put Cincinnati on high school sailing map Mariemont High School’s sailing team, the only one in the state of Ohio, finished sixth at the prestigious 2012 Allstate Sugar Bowl Great Oaks Invitational Regatta in New Orleans. High schools from across the country qualified via district elimination. The event included 36 teams sailing 28 races on Lake Pontchartrain. Not typically noted as a hotbed for competitive sailing, Cincinnati may be on the map now largely due to the efforts of a small team of dedicated sailors including Griffin Rolander and Alec Ahrens, both of whom founded the team in 2010, along with fellow teammates Nick Weston, Allie Howe and Olivia Cooke. Mariemont has had great success in four events this season in Michigan, Indiana and Illinois. The Rolander/ Weston duo won the A

Some of the Mariemont High School sailing team members are Nick Weston, Griffin Rolander, Alec Ahrens and Coach Kevin Jewett. PROVIDED

Fleet at Grosse Ile, Mich. Invitational in September, defeating 15 high schools for the title. The pair posted a third place finish out of 23 A Fleet teams at the Culver, Ind. invitational in October. Rolander and Weston also won the A Fleet at the Turkey Lake Regatta, Spring Lake, Mich., Nov. 2-3. Rolander, Ahrens and Weston placed fourth at the regional Great Oaks Qualifieer, Lake Forest, Ill. to qualify them as one of only six Midwest

teams to gain entry in the Allstate Sugar Bowl Regatta. The Mariemont High School sailing team is an active member of MISSA, the Midwest regional governing body for high school sailing. MISSA is part of the Interscholastic High School Sailing Association, made up of seven U.S. regions. In this part of the country, students compete weekends in the fall and spring in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

St. Xavier swim coach Jim Brower (at podium) stands with his state champion swimmers behind him during a pep rally honoring the Bombers’ fifth consecutive state title and 34th overall in school history. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS

State champs honored The St. Xavier state champion swim team was honored a pep-rally Feb. 27 held at the high school. It featured speeches from athletic director John Sullivan, coach Jim Brower, captains Grant Johnson and Ian Wooley along with principal Bill Sandquist. It was the Bombers’ fifth consecutive state title and 34th in school history.

St. Xavier coach Jim Brower, left, assistant coach Tom Keefe, middle, and junior Kurt Johnson lock arms and sing the St. Xavier alma mater. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS

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son17-8; a success overall. The Cougars relied on defense as Kerr operated a watered-down, self-described version of “32 minutes of heck.” Having worked under Dan Fleming at La Salle, he decided to do some brain-picking after getting the Clark job. He dialed up the top Lancer. “I called after my second year and said, ‘Dan, I think we need something

different and I want to do what you guys do,’” Kerr said. The result was a “linechange” mentality for the Cougars. “We played over 10 guys,” Kerr said. “Our guys bought in that defense wins games.” Offensively, junior Malik Rhodes was the only Cougar to average in double figures (11.2). From there, Kerr offered up eight players who averaged in the five-to-seven points-per-game range. “We’ve had nine different guys lead us in scoring

this year,” Kerr said. “It takes a team to beat us.” Against Madeira, Clark ran into a team good enough to beat them twice. That now sets the tone for the returning Cougars including Rhodes, Joseph Davis and 6-foot-4 wide body Jordan Whaley-Watson, as well as sophomores Torraye Shattuck, Landis Owensby and Kevin Lewis. One of the close group’s goals was to play in March. The next will likely be to play further.


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Reds Futures Showcase begins March 25 ONLINE EXTRAS

By Scott Springer sspringer@communitypress.com

CINCINNATI — At the

Reds Hall of Fame and Museum Feb. 19, the Cincinnati Reds and In-Game Sports announced the 64team field for the secondannual Reds Futures High School Showcase. The event begins March 25 and runs through April 15 featuring teams from southeastern Indiana, northern Kentucky and southwestern Ohio. The event culminates with all 64 teams in a “March at the Majors” parade before the Reds/Marlins game April 21. Games are slated to be played at Northern Kentucky University, Xavier, UC, Prasco Park, Western

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Hills and Reds Community Fund fields in Batavia, Winton Terrace and Roselawn. “If you are from Cincinnati, you’re always talking about what high school you went to,” Reds Vice President and Princeton High graduate Karen Forgus said. “That’s just how we are around here.” Reds COO and distinguished Summit Country Day alum Phil Castellini also voiced his support. “This is important in developing future Reds players and future Reds

Reds COO Phil Castellini speaks about the Reds Futures High School Showcase Feb. 19. THANKS TO MICHAEL ANDERSON

fans,” Castellini said. “We’re proud to be associated with this. We’re going to continue this and hopefully it gets stronger and stronger each year.” Added Walnut Hills Coach Dan Finley, “Any time you affiliate the Reds with anything, the kids are going to get excited.” The Eagles open with Taylor March 30 in Roselawn. Tickets for the Reds

Futures Showcase games are $5 and good for all games that day. Each ticket also comes with a voucher good for a free View Level ticket to select Reds regular season games at Great American Ballpark and a coupon for a free Skyline Chili cheese coney. Tickets will be available at the participating schools and on game days at the host facilities.

Local games for the 2013 Reds Futures High School Showcase presented by PNC: Saturday, March 30 Taylor vs. Walnut Hills, Noon (Roselawn Park) Purcell Marian vs. Riverview East, Noon (Roselawn Park) Tuesday, April 2 Reading vs. Seven Hills, 4:30 p.m. (Western Hills High School) Clark Montessori vs. Winton Woods, 4:30 p.m. (Brandon Phillips Field) Wednesday, April 10 Madeira vs. Mariemont, 4:30 p.m. (Prasco Park) Cincinnati Christian vs. Summit Country Day, 7p.m. (Prasco Park) Thursday, April 11 La Salle vs. Moeller, 4:30 p.m. (Prasco Park) ** Elder vs. St. Xavier, 7 p.m. (Prasco Park) ** Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy vs. Withrow, 5 p.m. (Xavier University) ** **Reds mascots and the Reds Rover events team will appear at these games. Additional appearances will be announced at a later date.

Frueauf, Sizemore take state titles By Scott Springer sspringer@communitypress.com

KENWOOD — Unlike most schools, it takes more than one vehicle to transport Moeller High School’s state qualifying wrestlers to Columbus each year. Their high has been 11, seven advanced last year and this meet featured nine. Four Crusaders came to Columbus as district champions: Sophomore Conner Ziegler at 113 pounds, senior Andrew Mendel at 132, junior Jerry Thornberry at 195 and junior Chalmer Frueauf at 220. Also getting the chance to head north

were freshman Jacoby Ward at 120, sophomore Connor Borton at 126, senior Wyatt Wilson at 152, junior Dakota Sizemore at 160 and junior Quinton Rosser at 182. It’s tough to predict the outcome of a competition featuring the best of the best, but Gaier felt heading into March that 220-pound Chalmer Frueauf had the best path to a state crown. As a freshman and sophomore, Frueauf took fourth place. Coming into the Columbus 32-1, Frueauf lived up to his billing. The one known as “Baby Fruey” dispatched oppo-

nents from Shaker Heights, BrecksvilleBroadview Heights, Painesville Riverside and Maple Heights to bring home the hardware. Frueauf won his final over Devin Revels 12-3. Moeller’s first title of the night came earlier courtesy of 160-pounder Dakota Sizemore. He defeated opponents from Amherst Steele, Massillon Perry, Oregon Clay and Brecksville-Broadview Heights’ Quinton Hiles 9-3. Quinton Rosser was in the 182-pound weight class with his friend from Loveland, Gunner Lay. The two competitors

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went to overtime in the semifinals with Rosser prevailing 11-9. In his title match, Rosser lost to three-time state champion Domenic Abounader of Lakewood St. Edward 13-6 to take second. At 113 pounds, sophomore Conner Ziegler was in a competitive bracket, but was back for a second year as a state qualifier. Ziegler took sixth place. At 132 pounds, senior Andrew Mendel was also a sixth-place contestant in his final trip to Columbus. At 120 pounds, freshman Jacoby Ward took eighth place in his first varsity year, just as his older brother, Joey, did in

Moeller’s Chalmer Frueauf smiles as he watches time wind down when he defeated Devin Revels of Maple Heights in the championship final at 220 pounds. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

2009 (then for Goshen). Thornberry also had an eighth-place finish at 195 on the podium.

“He didn’t make it last year and I think that was a good motivator for him,” Gaier said.


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A new Enquirer is coming March 11

Our sister publication is changing Monday. The Cincinnati Enquirer – like us owned by Gannett Co. Inc. – is changing the size of its publication March 11. It will be one of Marc the first newsEmral papers in the country to be EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK printed in its new, easy-tohold, easy-to-read size. The new Enquirer will have more and vibrant color, and

bolder headlines – the smaller page size allows photos and graphics to have more punch. And you won’t have to turn the page to follow stories as often – fewer stories will “jump” from one page to another page. The news will be the same – the stories will have in-depth reporting, the same coverage the Enquirer has been providing for more than 170 years. Everyone who subscribes to the Sunday edition of The Cincinnati Enquirer will also receive the Monday, March 11, issue free to see the new format. And we will be handing out free newspapers through-

Yard trimming sites to open on March 23 As you clean up your yard this spring remember that beginning on March 23 the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District will be accepting yard trimmings from residents on Saturdays and Holly Sundays. Christmann Three yard COMMUNITY PRESS trimming GUEST COLUMNIST sites will be open March 23-Nov. 24 on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Take advantage of this free program and let your yard trimmings become mulch. Yard trimmings may be brought to: Bzak Landscaping – 3295 Turpin Lane (off state Route 32), Anderson Township Also open Monday-Friday,

7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed May 27, July 4 and Sept. 2 Kuliga Park – 6717 Bridgetown Rd., Green Township Rumpke Sanitary Landfill – 3800 Struble Rd., Colerain Township Please visit http://bit.ly/ faPw66 or call 946-7766 for yard trimmings guidelines. The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District is a division of the Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services which also encompasses the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency. For more information, visit the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District online at http://bit.ly/faPw66, call 946-7766, or interact with us on Facebook and Twitter. Holly Christmann is the manager of the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District.

out the area that day as a way for you to experience the new way to read The Enquirer. That Monday issue will include a guide to the new Enquirer and an introduction to the Enquirer Media journalists who work to bring you your newspaper each day. This new size newspaper will be something you most likely have never seen before. It’s not a tabloid, and it is not a broadsheet-sized newspaper. It is not even the same size as your Community Press. It is small enough that it is easy to carry around, easy to spread out at your breakfast table and

easy to read while sitting at your desk or at home in your recliner. And when you read the new Enquirer, you’ll find all of the coverage you need. Included will be coverage of regional governments; the growing arts scene throughout the area; and of course complete coverage of the Cincinnati Reds as they try to repeat as Central Division champions. If you don’t subscribe, why not give it a try. By subscribing, you can read the Enquirer many ways – in print, on your computer, tablet or phone. And don’t forget to read

your Community Press every week. You’ll still find all the community news you need, including what is happening in your schools and your local government. If you have questions, go to Facebook.com/AskTheEnquirer or Twitter.com/AskTheEnquirer. And, once you've seen the new Enquirer, let me know what you think. E-mail me at memral@communitypress.com. Marc Emral is a senior editor for Community Press Newspapers. You can reach him at memral@communitypress.com.

Take control of your home energy usage

For many homeowners, trying to keep the house warm during winter can be a challenge. Cracks around doors and windows or poor insulation can cause heat to leak from the house. This means the heating sysNina tem is continCreech COMMUNITY PRESS ually working to warm cool GUEST COLUMNIST air and energy consumption is much higher than it needs to be. There are many solutions to help stop this cycle of inefficient energy consumption. Seek out an energy audit, a room-by-room assessment of your home and energy usage, to find where your home loses the most energy. From the audit, you can address the specific issues that your house poses, such as adding insulation to your attic or

sealing cracks around your foundation and duct registers. Do system maintenance on your heating system. An annual checkup from a qualified technician can prevent minor problems from turning into major, costly expenses. Install a programmable thermostat and set it to accommodate your household’s schedule. By setting the temperature to drop 10 to 15 degrees for 8 hours at a time, you can save 5 percent to 15 percent a year on your heating bill, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. For low-income homeowners who cannot seek out these solutions with their own financial means, local nonprofit People Working Cooperatively (PWC) provides weatherization or energy conservation services at no cost. PWC works with homeowners in two ways: First by making their homes more energy efficient through physical changes, and then by educat-

ing the homeowner on behavioral changes, such as dialing down the thermostat or unplugging electronics. Both efforts help homeowners take control of their energy usage. While many homeowners think of energy consumption during the winter, PWC offers its energy conservation services year round. Houses that are properly insulated perform better throughout all seasons – be it winter and snowing or summer and blazing. Get started on improving your home’s energy efficiency today. The changes you make to your home can permanently decrease your energy usage.

President enacted a law with a limit suggests their desire to prevent the wealthy from determining an election or worse, buying one. But if that's the case, why cap it at a figure 99 percent of Americans could never consider? “Why not set it at $10,000 and really level the playing field? As to the Supreme Court taking action, I believe the purpose for a cap is a legitimate concern and to affirm a lower cap is in the public's best interest.”

robbing my grandchildren and those of other hardworking Americans of freedom, opportunity and prosperity.”

Nina Creech is the vice president of operations for People Working Cooperatively. She manages PWC’s Ohio Office of Energy Efficiency’s Electric Partnership Program, Utility Weatherization, Home Repairs, and Modifications for Mobility Programs. To learn more about PWC, visit www.pwchomerepairs.org or call 513-351-7921.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question Do you think the U.S. Supreme Court should decide to eliminate the $123,200 political contribution cap placed on an individual donor during an election cycle? Why or why not?

“I don't know why it matters. Politicians at the federal and state level (and perhaps even lower) only care about wealthy folks and lobbyists for large corporations, for large nonprofits like hospitals and universities, and for unions anyway. “They use that money every few years to try to get re-elected and then give the average Joe and Joanne lip service to trick them into getting their vote. Sorry to be so cynical, but that is the way it is.” T.H.

“Oh yeah, we can never have enough money in politics. Let's just add some more dollars to the glutted pocketbooks of our politicians. “A pox upon us if we allow the lobby's trough (from which Congress sups) to run dry.” M.E.

“There is always a way to game the system and make sure that you get the politicians in office that will do the most for the money.”

NEXT QUESTION State Rep. Ron Maag has proposed raising Ohio’s interstate speed limit to 70 mph. Is this a good idea? Why or why not?

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“Yes. I think they should cap it at $123,300.” J.G.

“No, I don't think they should. Ever since the Citizen's United decision, which allows corporations to be considered people, and opened the flood gates to massive campaign contributions it seems silly to try and limit actual individual people to some arbitrary limit. “Also I've been fortunate that growing up in Indian Hill we've always had the resources to max out our contributions. A way around the individual donation limit is to just make contributions in various family members names, such as wife, children, etc.

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“No. There is a reason for that cap. There are quite few people in this country to whom $123,000 is not a lot of money, and they are willing to invest it into an aspiring politician in order to win his support in the future, should the person need help from the government. It is very close to bribery. “I do not want to be governed by someone who is in office primarily because some extremely wealthy people supported them for their own ends.” Bill B.

“Absolutely not – better reduce it to $123! Democracy is supposed to be one man (person) one vote. It is not supposed to be 'He who has the most money has the most influence.’ Anything that takes money out of politics is good.” D.R.

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“I think it will; I fear it will. I certainly do not think that it should. “The court is stacked in the direction that this White House would wish, particularly since the chief justice has already blinked once. Just look at the money-saturated steamroller attack campaigning during the past election. “Eliminating the cap will enable the likes of George Soros and the abundance of Hollywood liberals with untold wealth to continue to have further control over the declining direction that America is being taken,

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From left: Blake Horsburgh of Hyde Park, Whit Hesser of Terrace Park and Bobby Slattery of Hyde Park have opened the Fifty West Brewing Co. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Breweries rolling out the

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COLUMBIA TWP. — There now are two Columbia Township gems of the beer-brewing ocean open: the MadTree Brewing Co. and the Fifty West Brewing Co. MadTree Brewing at 5164 Kennedy Ave. this month formally launched four of its beers — “Our Psychopathy IPA,” “Gnarly Brown,” “Happy Amber” and “Identity Crisis (Hoppy Porter)” – in bars. MadTree also hopes to open a tasting room at its brewery by April, which is also when the brewing company plans to begin selling its beer in cans. The Fifty West Brewing Co. at 7668 Wooster Pike, which opened last fall, is working on brewing some 40 different styles of beer and plans to begin

serving food soon. » The MadTree Brewing Co. sold draft beer from its first batches at the Cincy Winter Beerfest in mid-February. “We’re really happy with the quality of the first batches, and although there will be some tweaking it won’t be a substantial change to the beer,” said Brady Duncan of Madisonville, who owns the brewery with two friends. Duncan and his friends — Oakley residents Jeff Hunt and Kenny McNutt – were brewing beer as a hobby before deciding to both expand and refine their products for a larger beer-thirsty crowd. » The Fifty West Brewing Co. also was founded by a trio of friends – Whit Hesser of Terrace Park and Blake Horsburgh and Bobby Slattery- both of

Hyde Park. Fifty West plans to make 2,000 kegs per year of beer with names such as “Hoppy When Wet,” “Robinson’s Circus” and “Speedbump Kolsch.” “All in all we have between12 to 18 different beers on tap, all brewed in house,” Slattery said. “Over the course of the year we will brew up 40 different styles.” Slattery said the Fifty West Brewing Co. is selling its beer in kegs and growlers, but not in cans. “We have plans for a production facility that will allow us to bottle, but that is down the road,” Slattery said. “We’re hoping to have the kitchen up and running soon. “Food will be tapas (Spanish finger foods) that pair with the beers we are serving,” Slattery

From left: Oakley residents Jeff Hunt and Kenny McNutt and Brady Duncan of Madisonville have opened the MadTree Brewing Co. PROVIDED

said. For now, Fifty West is open to the public from 5 p.m. to midnight Thursdays, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays, noon to 2 a.m. Saturdays and noon to midnight Sun-

days. For more about your community, visit www.Cincinnati.com/ ColumbiaTownship.

Benefit dinner is set for Mariemont For the 20th year in a row, The National Exemplar restaurant, 6880 Wooster Pike, in Mariemont, will once again host a dinner to benefit Cancer Support Community. Known as “Great Food for a Great Cause,” the March 11 event is a favorite of Cancer Support Community friends and supporters. Diners simply make a reservation at a time that suits them and order off the menu as they would on any other occasion; then afterward, The National Exemplar donates all of the evening’s profits to Cancer Support Community to help fund their free programs of support, education and hope for people with cancer, friends and family members, and cancer survivors. Reservations may be made

Joe, left, Madolyn and Jean Desch of Hyde Park and Julie Pfeiffer of Madeira enjoy "Great Food for a Great Cause" at National Exemplar last year. THANKS TO BETTY COOKENDORFER

by calling The National Exemplar at 271-2103. Since the first benefit dinner in 1994, The National Exemplar has donated more than $50,000 to Cancer Support Community.

“We are so grateful to The National Exemplar for their long-standing commitment to helping people with cancer in our community,” said Rick Bryan, Cancer Support Communi-

Shirl Moran of Madeira, left, Betsy Swanson and Cancer Support Community Executive Director Rick Bryan of Blue Ash attend last year's "Great Food for a Great Cause" at National Exemplar in Mariemont. THANKS TO BETTY COOKENDORFER

ty’s executive director. “This is an event we look forward to every year. It is such a pleasure to spend an evening with friends enjoying the lovely

atmosphere and great food of The National Exemplar, all for the benefit of Cancer Support Community.”


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, MARCH 7

Academy, 8510 Beechmont Ave., Led by George Sizemore, fourthdegree black belt and co-owner of ATA Black Belt Academy. Family friendly. $5. 652-0286; www.atacincinnati.com. Anderson Township.

Art & Craft Classes Star Glazers Pottery and Painting, 6-8 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Staff from Star Glazers teaches how to create greatlooking masterpieces with little effort. $35, $25 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

On Stage - Theater Red, White and Tuna, 7 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; www.mariemontplayers.com. Columbia Township.

Art Exhibits

Support Groups

Art Cincinnati: A Splash of Color, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Miller Gallery, 2715 Erie Ave., New works by 12 local artists, both painters and sculptors: John Agnew, David Michael Beck, Tom Bluemlein, Pam Folson, Adam Hayward, Rob Jefferson, Dale Lamson, Ober-Rae Starr Livingstone, Deborah MorrisseyMcGoff, Jonathan Queen, Stephen Deddes and Rondle West. Free. 871-4420; www.millergallery.com. Hyde Park. Romantic Russia: Five Decades of Painting from the Russian Academy, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 2005 1/2 Madison Road, Through March 16. 321-5200; www.phylliswestongallery.com. O’Bryonville.

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. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. Through April 28. 290-9105. Hyde Park.

Drink Tastings Harmony Hill Wines Paired Tasting, 6-9 p.m., Winedog Fine Wines & Fine Art, 451A Ohio Pike, With wine specialist Bill Skvarla, owner and winemaker at Harmony Hill Winery; appetizers by Two Chicks Who Cater and music by Jeff Folkens on trumpet and Summy Hagerman on guitar. Ages 21 and up. $19.75. Reservations required. 888-288-0668; www.winedog.com. Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Cardio Dance Party, 6-7 p.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, 4865 Duck Creek Road, Classes incorporate variety of dance styles, including jazz, hip-hop, Latin, jive and more danced to popular music. $10. Presented by Cardio Dance Party. 617-9498; www.cardiodanceparty.com. Madisonville.

Health / Wellness Joint Screening, 10 a.m.-noon, Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Complimentary joint screening. Brief history and exam designed to troubleshoot and modify activities and exercise programs covered. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Christ Hospital Physical Therapy. 527-4000. Fairfax. Understanding Menopause, Noon-1:30 p.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Grandin Room. Dr. Elizabeth Ruchhoft, gynecologist, talks about stages of menopause, how to control different symptoms and steps to avoid associated health risks. Ages 21 and up. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Christ Hospital. 585-1000. Fairfax.

Seminars Bring Pretty Back, 5-9 p.m., Alba Organic Beauty Studio and Cincy Style Bar, 2582 Wasson Road, Lite bites and Champagne as well as mini services which include, hairstyling, express makeup applications, polish changes and mini massages. With Kristin Schmidt. $75 exhibitor; $10. Registration required. Norwood.

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, MARCH 8 Art Exhibits Art Cincinnati: A Splash of Color, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Miller Gallery, Free. 871-4420; www.millergallery.com. Hyde Park. Romantic Russia: Five Decades of Painting from the Russian Academy, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 321-5200; www.phylliswestongallery.com. O’Bryonville. The Art of Charley and Edie Harper in Needlepoint, 10

MONDAY, MARCH 11 Our Lord Christ the King Church is having a fish fry 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 8, at the church, 3223 Linwood Ave., Mount Lookout, in the cafeteria and gym. On the menu is fried cod, shrimp, Caesar salad, clam chowder, coleslaw, fries, vegetables, pizza, homemade macaroni and cheese, fresh fruit, dessert and beverages. New this year is grilled salmon. Dine in and carry out are available. Cost is $10, $6 for seniors, $5 for grades kindergarten through sixth and free for preschoolers. Call 321-4121. PROVIDED a.m.-5 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn Gallery. Needlepoint reproductions of Harpers’ prints stitched by Richard Gegner, who has 75 needlepoints on display on his 75th birthday. Colorful, geometric images of nature appeal to children and adults. Free. Through March 31. 272-3700; www.artatthebarn.org. Mariemont.

Business Classes Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 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. 27. 474-3100; www.jobsearchlearninglabs.wikidot.com. Anderson Township.

Dining Events Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Fish Fry, 4:30 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., 388-4466; www.ihom.org. Anderson Township. Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., Our Lord Christ the King Church, 3223 Linwood Ave., Cafeteria and gym. Fried cod, shrimp Caesar salad, clam chowder, coleslaw, fries, vegetables, pizza, homemade macaroni and cheese, fresh fruit, dessert and beverages. New this year: grilled salmon. Dine in or carry out. $10, $6 seniors, $5 grades K-6, free for preschoolers. 321-4121; www.ourlordchristtheking.org. Mount Lookout.

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Art Exhibits Romantic Russia: Five Decades of Painting from the Russian Academy, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 321-5200; www.phylliswestongallery.com. O’Bryonville. The Art of Charley and Edie Harper in Needlepoint, 2-5 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; www.artatthebarn.org. Mariemont.

Benefits Remembering Tony Wojo Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, 4-7 p.m., American Legion Post 72, 497 Old Ohio 74, Remembering Tony Wojo Scholarship Fund. Spaghetti, meatballs, salad, garlic bread, birthday cake/ dessert and soda plus cash bar, split-the-pot, raffles and liver acoustic music. RSVP to motherofwojo@yahoo.com. $8, $4 children 10 and younger. Presented by Remembering Tony Wojo. 528-9909; www.cincinnatischolarshipfoundation.org/ Tonywojo. Mount Carmel.

Literary - Signings

Exercise Classes

Michael Buckley, 4-5 p.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Bestselling author of “Sisters Grimm” and “Nerds” series discusses and signs works. Includes reading of new picture book, “Kel Gilligan’s Daredevil Stunt Show.”. Free. 731-2665. Oakley.

Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Cardio Dance Party, 10-11 a.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; www.cardiodanceparty.com. Madisonville. Zumba Fitness, 10-11 a.m., Mount Washington Recreation Center, 1715 Beacon St., Latinbased fitness class. $6. 218-3474. Mount Washington.

Music - Concerts An Evening with Cheryl Wheeler, 8 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Singer-songwriter of contemporary folk music, based in New England. $25 orchestra, $20 main floor. 731-8000; www.the20thcenturytheatre.com. Oakley.

On Stage - Theater Red, White and Tuna, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Third installment in Tuna trilogy takes audience through another satirical ride into the hearts and minds of the polyester-clad citizens of Texas’ third smallest town. Along with Tuna’s perennial favorites, some new Tuna denizens burst into the 4th of July Tuna High School Class Reunion. Directed by Norma Niinemets. $17. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. 684-1236; www.mariemontplayers.com. Columbia Township.

SATURDAY, MARCH 9 Art & Craft Classes Ukrainian Egg Decorating Class, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road, Learn age-old technique of waxing Ukrainian eggs. Bring six uncooked eggs. $15. Registration

Health / Wellness Diabetes Conversation Maps, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, 4460 Red Bank Expressway, Suite 100, Topic: Healthy Eating. Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. For people with prediabetes and/or type 2 diabetes. $30 all four sessions; or $10 per session. Presented by Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates. 2715111; www.lisalarkinmd.com. Madisonville.

Music - Acoustic Bob Cushing, 9:30 p.m., Slammers Lounge, 3239 Brotherton Road, Free. 871-6847. Oakley.

Nature Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes, 1-3 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Discover the joy and magic of outdoor play. The whole family will enjoy building outdoor homes for fairies, gnomes, insects and small animals. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township.

On Stage - Theater Red, White and Tuna, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; www.mariemontplayers.com. Columbia Township.

Pets Pet Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., Peppermint Pig, 8255 Beechmont Ave., Cats and dogs available for adoption. Through Dec. 28. 474-0005; www.peppermintpig.org. Anderson Township.

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

SUNDAY, MARCH 10 Art & Craft Classes Canvas and Cupcakes at the Barn, 1-2:30 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Children create winter-themed painting on canvas alongside instructor Keli Oelerich, and enjoy a cupcake. All materials supplied including take-home canvas. $15. 859-8668777; www.artatthebarn.org. Mariemont. Intro to the Pottery Wheel, 1-3 p.m., Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road, Eight-week session. Learn to create cups, bowls and plates. Studio practice time, clay and tools included. $230. Registration required. 871-2529; funkefiredarts.com. Oakley.

Art Exhibits The Art of Charley and Edie Harper in Needlepoint, 2-5 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; www.artatthebarn.org. Mariemont.

Dining Events

Music - Concerts Sara Watkins, 8 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Doors open 7 p.m. Best know as fiddle player/vocalist for multi-Grammy award-winning group Nickel Creek. $20 orchestra, $17 main floor. Presented by JBM Promotions Inc. 731-8000; jbmpromotions.com. Oakley.

TUESDAY, MARCH 12 Art Exhibits Romantic Russia: Five Decades of Painting from the Russian Academy, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 321-5200; www.phylliswestongallery.com. O’Bryonville.

Dance Classes Irish Dance Wee Ones Preschooler Class, 9:45-10:15 a.m., Erickson Academy of Irish Dance Linwood, 673 Wilmer Ave., Classes concentrate on basic foot placement, jumping drills, timing to music and posture. $25 registration, $30 per month. Through May 21. 232-1366. Linwood. Irish Dance Youth Beginner Classes for Homeschoolers, 10:15-11 a.m., Erickson Academy of Irish Dance Linwood, 673 Wilmer Ave., Ages 6-12. Learn basics of Irish dance: foot placement, timing, posture, threes and sevens. $25 registration, $40 per month. 232-1366. Linwood. Irish Dance Youth Beginner After-School Class, 4:30-5:15 p.m., Erickson Academy of Irish Dance Linwood, 673 Wilmer Ave., Ages 6-12. Learn basics of Irish dance: foot placement, timing, posture, threes and sevens. $25 registration, $40 per month. 232-1366. Linwood.

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

Films The Real Effects of the Myth of Race, 7 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Program includes viewing “Race - the Power of an Illusion.” First documentary series to scrutinize the idea of race through the distinct … a question so basic it is rarely raised. Movie followed by discussion. Facilitated by Steven M. Collins. For teens and adults. Free. Presented by Greater Anderson Promotes Peace. 588-8391; www.gappeace.org. Anderson Township.

Music - Concerts Pavlo, 8 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Mediterranean fusion. $25, $22.50 advance. 731-8000. Oakley.

Pancakes in the Woods, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., California Woods Nature Preserve, 5400 Kellogg Ave., Celebrate maple season. Pancakes and sausage grilled by celebrity chefs. Learn the process and story of maple sugaring. Benefits California Woods and Magrish Riverlands Preserves. $6. Presented by Cincinnati Parks Explore Nature. 231-8678; www.cincinnatiparks.com. California.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13

Education

Art & Craft Classes

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.

Exercise Classes Cardio Kick Boxing, 6-7 p.m., ATA Taekwondo Black Belt

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

Portrait Painting and Drawing Class, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Drawing and Painting from a clothed model. $120 per session of four classes. Reservations required. 259-9302. Mariemont.

Art Exhibits Romantic Russia: Five Decades of Painting from the Russian Academy, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 321-5200;

www.phylliswestongallery.com. O’Bryonville. The Art of Charley and Edie Harper in Needlepoint, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; www.artatthebarn.org. Mariemont.

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

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Zumba Fitness, 10-11 a.m., Mount Washington Recreation Center, $6. 218-3474. Mount Washington.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Rookwood Commons and Pavilion, 2669 Edmondson Road, Fifteenminute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300; www.emercy.com. Norwood.

Music - Concerts Lindsey Stirling, 8 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Violinist, musician, dancer, performance artist, and composer. She presents choreographed violin performances, both live and in music videos, including on her YouTube channel. $25.47. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com. Oakley.

Nature Cincinnati Zoo Visit, 10-11 a.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Visit from Cincinnati Zoo and animal ambassadors. $1. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4513. Anderson Township.

Seminars Best Practices for Managing Your Time and Life, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, 3805 Edwards Road, Rookwood Tower, Fifth Floor. Lisa Hughes; facilitator, mediator and mentor; presents seminar on developing professional discipline and personal lifestyle with best practices for time management. $35, $25 members. Registration required. Presented by ReSource - Cincinnati. 554-4944; resourceweb.org. Norwood.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7:30-8:30 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. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 324-0568. Hyde Park.

THURSDAY, MARCH 14 Art & Craft Classes Star Glazers Pottery and Painting, 6-8 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, $35, $25 residents. Registration required. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

Art Exhibits Romantic Russia: Five Decades of Painting from the Russian Academy, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 321-5200; www.phylliswestongallery.com. O’Bryonville.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Cardio Dance Party, 6-7 p.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; www.cardiodanceparty.com. Madisonville.

Home & Garden Selling Your Home in a Down Market, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Hyde Park Health Center Terrace, 3983 Rosslyn Drive, Terrace Auditorium. Real estate professionals share knowledge to help you sell your home. Heavy appetizers prepared by Chef Ken. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Hyde Park Health Center. 272-5573; www.hydeparkhealthcenter.com. Hyde Park.

On Stage - Theater Red, White and Tuna, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; www.mariemontplayers.com. Columbia Township.


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Recipes take advantage of maple season

Rita says this maple granola recipe is her chunkiest yet. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

Maple and balsamic salad dressing Serve over mixed greens or baby spinach with thinly sliced apples or strawberries, thinly sliced red onion and feta cheese. Good served with a sprinkling of candied or honeyed nuts on top. Check out my blog for that recipe. Whisk together: ⁄3cup white balsamic vinegar or rice wine vinegar 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup or to taste (For testing, I used Kroger Private Selection ) 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard Salt and pepper to taste 1 ⁄2cup extra virgin olive oil 1

Chunky maple granola

I was at first going to call this “Bible granola” since so many ingredients are mentioned in the Bible. This is my chunkiest yet – really good chunks but remember, you will always have some flaking. Be careful

chunk up later. Bake 30-35 minutes. Let cool and break into chunks. I use an offset spatula. This granola also makes a delicious cereal, no sugar needed!

when breaking apart. Step by step photos are on my blog at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Mix together: 4 cups old fashioned oats 11⁄2cups sliced almonds or favorite nuts 1 cup mixed seeds: your choice of sesame, flax, millet, chia, hemp or sunflower seeds (see Rita’s tip)

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Coating

Whisk together and add the smaller amount listed at first, then taste and add more if you like. ⁄2to 2⁄3cup light brown sugar ⁄2cup extra virgin olive oil 1 ⁄2cup maple syrup or honey 2-3 teaspoons vanilla 1 ⁄2teaspoon salt 1

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Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Put a piece of parchment on large cookie sheet (about 15 inches by 12 inches). Spray parchment. Pour coating over oat mixture. Pour onto pan and pat down evenly and firmly. This is important to make the granola

You can use any combo of seeds, even all sunflower. Millet gives a delicious crunch and contains protein and iron. Chia, like flax, is a great source of Omega 3s, but doesn’t have to be ground to get the benefit. It also absorbs a lot of water and curbs the appetite. Hemp is not what you think, it comes from a completely different plant. Huge amounts of Omega 3s and protein there, too.

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BUSINESS NOTES Dazzle celebrates 20 years in business

Dazzle Services will begin its 20th year of window cleaning services in March. In 2003, Cincinnati Magazine voted this small business “Best.” Co-owners Gigi and Bill Volkart built the business from scratch. Based in Hyde Park, call to schedule window cleanings at 321-5940 or 7347790. Free estimates and two-week turnaround service guaranteed.

Jimmy John’s Sandwich Shop to open

Jimmy John’s Sandwich Shops is throwing a grand opening celebra-

tion from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at 4450 Eastgate Blvd. During the event, Jimmy John’s will be selling their sandwiches for $1. Limit one per person and good for in-store purchase only. Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shops was founded in 1983 by 19-year old Jimmy John Liautaud in a converted garage in Charleston, Illinois. Since its inception, the company has grown to over 1,500 corporate and franchised locations in 43 states through the U.S. Unlike any other sub shop in the country, Jimmy John’s is all about the freshest ingredients and fastest service.

to the church so we’ll see.

Updates

Fresh Market pound cake clone – Sue H. wanted to make this vanilla pound cake at home. I bought one and detected vanilla plus some artificial flavors in there as well. My palate tells me it’s butter flavor. I’ll work on a clone as soon as I get time. Jumbo bakery-style chewy chocolate chip cookies clone – I shared recipes a while back. Laura D. said these were a hit at home. She will be mailing a batch and let us know how they fare through the mail. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at columns@communitypress.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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My friend Laura Noe and I were chatting a couple of weeks ago. She and husband Oakley were having their maple trees tapped for the annual pancake breakfast at Pattison Park here in Clermont County. Laura had me so enthused about tapping maple trees that I’m determined next year to tap ours. Actually, we did tap our trees when my boys were little, but had no idea just how to go Rita about it Heikenfeld and I reRITA’S KITCHEN call we got so little sap that we just stuck our fingers in it and tasted it raw. Tapping maple trees is an ancient art. Laura told me tapping should be done in mid to late winter – nights in the 20s and days sunny and in the 40s – so it’s a timely venture. Our Tristate park districts hold lots of fun maple syrup events for the family, so I hope you take advantage. The recipes requested for this week fell into tune, as well. I had requests for “a different salad dressing for Easter that’s not too heavy” and a request for “one more recipe for chunky granola.” I’ve shared my original recipe for chunky granola before but have an even chunkier one today.

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Students, artists featured in ‘Festival in the Woods’

DEATHS Carol Ann Fronk

Carol Ann Fronk, 57, died Feb. 27. Survived by mother, Helen Roland Fronk; brother, Robert C. (Jeanine) Fronk; and nieces Elizabeth Ann and Laura Christine Fronk. Preceded in death by father, Robert K. Fronk. Services are 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 6, at Rebold, Rosenacker and Sexton Funeral Home, 3700 Glenmore Ave., Cheviot. Memorials to; National Right to Life; or National Rifle Association.

The talents of local artists and school children will be on display at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College through the end of March. The annual Festival in the Woods is open to the public. It runs through March 29 in Muntz Hall on the UC Blue Ash campus, 9555 Plainfield Road. The public can tour Festival in the Woods displays anytime during the regular visiting hours: Monday – Friday, 10 a.m.to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The college founded the Festival in the Woods in 1989 to highlight the creativity and outstanding artwork by local

ABOUT OBITUARIES 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.

school children, as well as professional artists who live in the area. The event was initially held in the spring, outside, on the wooded 135-acre campus. The Festival in the Woods is held each winter. More than 1,500 original works of art will be on display this year. Several local and private schools will be represented. They include Loveland, Deer Park, Indian Hill, Loveland, Madeira, Mariemont and Sycamore. Featured artists are: » Marcie May: author of “The Adventures of Penny and Tubs,” selling and signing books. » Valerie Woebkenberg: author of “The Story the Little Christmas

One of the works of art from local students featured at Festival in the Woods. THANKS TO PETE BENDER

Tree Told,” selling and signing books and she has notecards. » Trudy Roesch: Watercolor artist-paints a variety of winter scenes,

RELIGION

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flowers, herbs, and will have pictures and cards for sale. » Gary Overmann: a collector of children’s’ books especially those by

Beatrix Potter, Tasha Tudor. He will sell books. » John Kraimer: director of disability services, artist, musician. Visitors are encouraged to support a project incorporating the love of art and reading. Through the Festival in the Woods event, UC Blue Ash is partnering with the national First Book organization to provide handmade bookmarks to give to children in need. The bookmarks will be distributed with their new books. For more information about the Festival in the Woods, visit the UC Blue Ash website at ucblueash.edu or call (513) 936-1573.

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Music of the German Baroque is coming to the cathedral at 7 p.m., Sunday, March 9, featuring the Cincinnati Boychoir, Collegium Cincinnati, the women of Cincinnati’s Vocal Arts Ensemble and Christopher Eanes, conductor. Admission is

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free. Ticket information is at 396-7664, or visit cincinnatiboychoir.org. This recital is made possible by generous contributions to the Cathedral’s Friends of Music fund. American Guild of Organists will perform in a recital presented by Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. Fourth St. (Fourth & Sycamore), downtown Cincinnati, at

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5 p.m. Sunday, March 17. The concert is part of a series offered by the cathedral on third Sundays October through May. The Cincinnati chapter of the American Guild of Organists is a co-sponsor. Music Live at Lunch, Christ Church Cathedral’s weekly concert series, will feature the following performers in March. These free concerts are presented on Tuesday at 12:10 p.m. Patrons may bring their lunch or buy one at the cathedral for $5. Christ Church Cathedral is at 318 East Fourth Street, downtown Cincinnati. All performances are in the Centennial Chapel unless listed as being in the cathedral nave. For more information, call 621-1817. March schedule: » March 5: Sandy Suskind Trio (nave) » March 12: Wabi Sabi: ambient jazz » March 19: Clark and Jones Trio: Celtic and folk » March 26: Christ Church Cathedral Choir: “The Denial of St. Peter” – Marc» Antoine Charpentier (nave) The church is at 318 E. 4th St., Cincinnati; 621-1817; www.christchurchcincinnati.org.

Mount Washington Presbyterian Church

The church has many ways to worship. Morning Glory (blended) is at 9:30 Sunday morning and Traditional is Sunday at 11 a.m. The first Sunday of every month also includes a Service of Prayer for Wholeness is 8:30 a.m. in the chapel. More details about the services are on the church website; tinyurl.com/ cpuh9rl. The church is continuing its year-long efforts to feed the hungry with continuing contributions of cans/packages of food plus fresh produce for the SEM Food Pantry’s use in the community. Call the church or visit the church website for more information. The church is at 6474 Beechmont Ave., Mount Washington; 231-2650; www.mwpc-church.org.

Mount Washington United Methodist Church

On the second Saturday of every month, the community is invited to a free dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the church. On Saturday, March 9, the meal will be Irish Stew. The dinner is provided and prepared by the generous members of the church and is served in the church’s fellowship hall The church is at at 6365 Corbly Road, Mount Washington; 231-3946; www.mtwashumc.org.

Village Church of Mariemont

Sunday worship service is now at 10 a.m. on the corner of Maple and Oak streets at 3920 Oak St.


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POLICE REPORTS CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2 Arrests/citations David E. Dunn, born 1961, possession of an open flask, 6114 Montgomery Road, Feb. 15. Miguel A. Barbecho, born 1975, possession of an open flask, 1232 E. McMillan St., Feb. 15. Chyna White, born 1992, disorderly conduct, 4761 Madison Road, Feb. 16. Rasheay Bowden, born 1991, disorderly conduct, 4761 Madi-

son Road, Feb. 16. Lee R. Griffith, born 1994, after hours in park, 5000 Observatory Circle, Feb. 17. Arthur Pittman, born 1981, possession of an open flask, 6204 Montgomery Road, Feb. 18. Jammell Howard, born 1966, criminal trespass, 6204 Montgomery Road, Feb. 18. Michael Evans, born 1983, menacing, telecommunication harassment, 3295 Erie Ave.,

Feb. 18. Brandon S. Phillips, born 1985, domestic violence, 3265 Erie Ave., Feb. 19. Dionte Dorsey, born 1991, theft under $300, 6018 Dahlgren St., Feb. 19. Nicholas Densler, born 1979, theft of narcotic drugs, 6096 Montgomery Road, Feb. 19. Trepierre Hummons, born 1994, criminal trespass, 6201 Roe St., Feb. 19. Barry Battles, born 1985, drug

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Incidents/reports Assault 4824 Stewart Ave., Feb. 14. 2935 Hackberry St., Feb. 15. 6124 Dryden Ave., Feb. 16. 6032 Montgomery Road, Feb. 17. Burglary 2809 Griffiths Ave., Feb. 14. 6240 Desmond St., Feb. 16. 2633 Cleinview Ave., Feb. 20. 6236 Fairhurst Ave., Feb. 20. 4529 Homer Ave., Feb. 21. 3026 Robertson Ave., Feb. 21. Criminal damaging/endangering 2461 Madison Road, Feb. 14. 6132 Dryden Ave., Feb. 15. 5411 Lester Road, Feb. 17. 4330 Watterson St., Feb. 19. 4402 Whetsel Ave., Feb. 20. 6334 Desmond St., Feb. 20. 3627 Madison Road, Feb. 20. Domestic violence Reported on Adelphi Street, Feb.

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.

16. Reported on Montgomery Road, Feb. 19. Reported on Anioton Court, Feb. 20. Rape Reported on Montgomery Road, Feb. 16. Robbery 2488 Madison Road, Feb. 15. 1546 Chapel St., Feb. 18. Theft 3636 Stettinius Ave., Feb. 15. 3028 Kinmont St., Feb. 15. 3760 Paxton Ave., Feb. 15. 2304 Upland Place, Feb. 16. 6085 Montgomery Road, Feb. 16. 4825 Marburg Ave., Feb. 17. 4825 Marburg Ave., Feb. 17. 2161 Grandin Road, Feb. 18. 6016 Dahlgren St., Feb. 19. 1342 Fleming St., Feb. 20. Unauthorized use of property 3810 Edwards Road, Feb. 16.

COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Hamilton County Sheriff’s deputies in Columbia Township made no arrests and issued no citations.

Incidents/investigations Theft $289 removed from lockbox at 5371 Ridge Ave., Feb. 8. Clothing valued at $60 removed at 5245 Ridge Ave., Feb. 11.

FAIRFAX Arrests/citations Shelita Phillips, 31, 4104 Heyward St., driving under suspension, Feb. 5. Michael Bundy, 29, 13140 Purdy Road, driving under suspension, Feb. 5. Justin Smith, 22, 2345 Greenup Road, theft, Feb. 6. Thomas Vineyard, 19, 6031 Delfair Lane, speed, driving under suspension, Feb. 7. Vernon Cockrell, 25, 1029 Tennessee Ave., driving under suspension, Feb. 7. Tasha Lee, 30, 5800 Sierra St., driving under suspension, Feb. 7. Cordney Bentley, 28, 6716 Palmetto, driving under suspension, Feb. 8.

Booker Davis, 31, 1622 Desales Lane, driving under suspension, Feb. 8. Eric Davis, 20, 244 Worth St., driving under suspension, Feb. 8. Craineta Dearmond, 34, 1204 Clay St., driving under suspension, Feb. 9. Lee Rowe, 38, 3722 Watterson St., assault, Feb. 9. Dewayne J. Mcnear, 22, 10530 Old Gate Drive, driving under suspension, Feb. 9. Melinda I. Elam, 33, 4323 Eastern Ave., driving under suspension, Feb. 9. Liscia D. Willis, 42, 8292 Bridle Road, driving under suspension, Feb. 9. Charles Hickman, 57, 6007 Bramble Ave., driving under influence, driving under suspension, Feb. 9. Matthew Gerwe, 43, 2045 Sutton Ave., drug instruments, Feb. 10. Shane K. Roark, 20, 4280 Beechmont Drive, disorderly conduct, underage consumption, Feb. 10. April Welch, 21, 6415 Erie Ave., theft, Feb. 10.

Incidents/investigations Criminal tools, theft Alcohol taken at Walmart; $49.35 at 4000 Red Bank, Feb. 13. Theft Alcohol taken at Walmart; $64 at 4000 Red Bank, Feb. 11.

MARIEMONT Arrests/citations Amy Shannon, 25, 1654 Massachusetts Ave., driving under influence, Feb. 12.

Incidents/investigations Mariemont police received no reports of incidents and conducted no investigations.

TERRACE PARK Arrests/citations Terrace Park police made no arrests and issued no citations.

Incidents/investigations Terrace Park police received no reports of incidents and conducted no investigations.


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Volunteers support community campaign People from across the region gathered to kick off the ArtsWave Residential Division volunteer effort to support the community campaign for the arts at an afternoon workshop and celebration at Kennedy Heights Arts Center. Volunteers are integral to the success of ArtsWave and the local arts community. ArtsWave offers a number of opportunities to people who want to volunteer for the arts – theatre, dance, music, museums and galleries that make the community a great place to live, work, play and stay. This month, volun-

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throughout our region. This is Beyersdorfer’s first year serving as chairwoman, and she takes over for Christine

Meyer who led this division for 27 years. Ninetytwo volunteers from across the region sign a combined total of 5,087 letters which were mailed in January. The volunteers came together to share their thoughts and interests in the arts – making it vibrant and exciting. The next step is to encourage family, friends, and neighbors to support the creative things happening in large and small ways throughout our region. Many of the volunteers have given more than 10 years of their service to the efforts of ArtsWave including Valerie Garber, of Mariemont, for 14 years and Mary West, of Mt. Lookout, for 22 years. The volunteers who attended the event representing their residential communities as Community Chairs and include the following neighborhoods: Susan Lennard, downtown; Valerie Garber, Mariemont; Mary West, Mount Lookout; Pat Ciccarella, Oakley; Ellen Muse-Lindeman, executive director of the Kennedy Heights Arts Center; Sheryl Beyersdorfer, residential chair; Alecia Kintner, chief operating officer, ArtsWave; and Abby Schwartz, Mount Adams.

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