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Mariemont nominates political candidates By Lisa Wakeland

Chief Tom Driggers with the Little Miami Joint Fire and Rescue District stands in front of the new fire station in Fairfax. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


By Forrest Sellers

FAIRFAX — The Little Miami Joint Fire and Rescue District will soon begin operations at a new station in Fairfax. The Little Miami Joint Fire and Rescue District covers Fairfax, Newtown and the eastern district of Columbia Township. The station, which is located at 5800 Wooster Pike, will open in March. It is “state of the art” in regards to electronics and training aids, said Chief Tom Driggers, who is retiring in April. Construction on the station, which will replace the previous station on Murray Avenue in Columbia Township, began last spring. The Fire District also opened a station in Newtown in 2011. Both facilities were paid for with a 2.3-mill levy that was approved in 2009. The buildings cost approximately $8.1 million. “It’s long overdue,” said Driggers about the new station. Driggers said he wanted to see construction completed on the new facility before he retired. “It’s a tremendous relief and an accomplishment (to see it finished),” he said. The new station is approxi-

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other area of the village. His district is not up for re-election this year so Andrews is not running through the Town Meeting process. Village Clerk Tony Borgerding was nominated to serve in a proposed dual role of clerk/treasurer. He’s currently in that position after taking over for Treasurer Andy Kulesza, who is on a leave of absence. Not going through the Town Meeting process does not preclude other candidates from being on the November ballot. Those who want to run for village office outside of Town Meeting must follow requirements set by the Hamilton County Board of Elections.

Other highlights

» Town Crier Hank Kleinfeldt stepped down from the position after more than a decade of volunteering. Bob Keyes was named the next Mariemont Town Crier. » Mariemont City Schools Superintendent Paul Imhoff introduced a new initiative for See NOMINATE, Page A2

The new Little Miami Joint Fire and Rescue District fire station in Fairfax will be state of the art and provide more space for equipment and personnel. It is located at 5800 Wooster Pike. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

mately 12,300 square feet with a three-bay vehicle drive through. An electronic message board will be located at the front of the building. Driggers said the new facility will not only have the benefit of additional space, but fire clothing can be cleaned and maintained on site and bunk capacity for the personnel has been expanded. Driggers said the board for the Little Miami Joint Fire and Rescue District will dedicate


the new station in memory of former Fairfax mayor Ted Shannon, who died last year. “He’d be honored (by this),” said Fairfax Mayor Carson Shelton. “He worked many long hours over 20 years to see this station here. “He was instrumental in having (it) open.” Shelton said the station will be a great addition to the village. An open house is planned. The specific date is to be determined.


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Mariemont residents recently nominated candidates for the four council seats up for election this year during the village’s Town Meeting. Bob Keyes, who was chairman of the 2013 Town Meeting, said it’s an important tradition in Mariemont. The village is divided into six districts, each of which has specific concerns, and Town Meeting offers residents a chance to select a candidate who best represents the concerns of the district, Keyes explained. The candidates from Town Meeting are Joe Miller, a current councilman running for re-election in District 2; Eric Marsland, who is running for the District 3 seat being vacated by Councilman Joe Stelzer; and Maggie Palazzolo, who is running for the District 4 seat being vacated by Cortney Scheeser. There are two candidates for the District 6 council seat – Campbell Dodson, who lives on Park Lane, and Jim Tinkham, who lives on Homewood Road. Because there are two candidates for the Town Meeting nominee, a special election for district residents will be conducted from 1-6 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Mariemont Elementary, 6750 Wooster Pike. Councilman Jeff Andrews currently represents District 6, even though he lives in an-


Mariemont residents listen to the mayor’s address during Town Meeting. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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measuring quality in the school district. It’s a move away from the state-issued report cards, and community meetings are planned. » Kathy ChapmanDick, the executive director of the MariElders, said they’re undergoing renovations at the senior center on Madisonville Road. They’ll also likely have another levy on the ballot this year. » Mayor Dan Policastro said he’s optimistic about the village’s future and Mariemont remains on a strong financial foundation. He also said there are still many questions surrounding a proposed

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roundabout at the village’s northern border with Columbia Township where Madisonville and Plainville roads intersect with Murray Avenue. » Policastro said the village will continue to fight a proposal to relocate state Route 32 through the south 80 acres, one component of the regional transportation project known as the Eastern Corridor. » Mariemont will also have a new farmers market this year, Policastro said, and the Nolen Park condominiums, Mariemont Theatre expansion and Waldorf School renovation of the Dale Park school should be completed this year. » The new Town Meeting Committee is Chairman David Gunn, Vice Chairman Clem Luken, Secretary Charles Short and Treasurer John Morabito.

St. Patrick’s Day celebration set By Lisa Wakeland

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2013 Contest Winners Announced Turning ideas into realistic solutions is the key to improving our local watersheds

Thank you to all of the students, teachers and volunteers who participated in the Caring For Our Watersheds Final competition on March 2, 2013, at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. The top entries presented their project ideas on how to improve their local watershed.

Emily Winchell from Sycamore High School placed first in the 9-12th grade competition for her idea to plant Blue Stem Grasses along Sycamore Creek in Pioneer and Dulle Parks to help prevent erosion and filter runoff from Deerfield Road. Each of the top contestants won a cash prize plus a matching cash prize for their school. $12,000 was awarded to Hamilton County students and schools. Agrium will also provide $10,000 to help

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There will be Irish music and food, Irish dancing and art. Those are a just a few of the pieces planned for annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the Irish Heritage Center of Cincinnati in Columbia Tusculum. This year the festivities start a bit early with a concert by Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14. “They’re very vibrant and exciting, and they tell the stories of Ireland in song,” said Maureen Kennedy, cofounder of the Irish Heritage Center, 3905 Eastern Ave. Tickets for that show are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. On parade day, Saturday, March 16, the Center opens at noon. There will be corned beef and cabbage and other food cooked by the Irish Center’s members, and the pub room will be open before entertainment begins at 2 p.m. Each hour brings new music or dance, with the Friendly Sons of St. Pat-


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IF YOU GO » What: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration » When: 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16 and 11 a.m. Sunday, March 17. » Where: Irish Heritage Center of Cincinnati, 3905 Eastern Ave. » Admission is $5 in advance, $7 at the door, or $20 for a family of four. Free to Irish Center members. » Raffle tickets for the weekend trip to Waterford Castle are $20 each or three for $50. Visit the Center’s website for a full schedule or call 533-0100 with questions.

rick Men’s Glee Club at 4 p.m. and Murphy’s Law playing two sets at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. The children’s room is open from 2-5 p.m. with arts, crafts and stories available before the children’s parade starts at 5:15 p.m. Kennedy said children are encouraged to come in their “best Irish attire,” and prizes will be handed out for the parade. The St. Patrick’s Day celebrations continue on Sunday, March 17, with an 11 a.m. Mass with Rev. Benedict O’Cinnseaslaigh, the president of the Athenaeum of Ohio in Mt. Washington, who will deliver the service in both English and the Irish language. Following the Mass, there is an unveiling of a replica of an Irish Famine ship created by one of the Center’s members. The pub opens at noon, and entertainment begins at 1 p.m. with acoustic stages set up for the musicians. The children’s room is also open from 2-5:15 p.m., and a child watch is available for parents who want to explore the rest of the Irish Center. Irish band Changeling will perform two sets at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., and the night’s entertainment closes with a musicians’ jam session at 9 p.m. The festivities end at 9:30 p.m. when they will select a raffle winner for a weekend stay for two at Waterford Castle in Ireland plus $1,000.

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Anderson Township resident George McIlveen created replicas of the famous John Robinson Circus and donated the pieces to the Terrace Park Historical Society, where they are on display. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Model builder re-creates the Robinson Circus trains By Lisa Wakeland

Lions, tigers, and elephants. Those are just a few of the exotic animals that once roamed Terrace Park when John Robinson kept his famed traveling circus in the village during the late 19th and early 20th century. The Robinson Circus was one of the biggest and most popular in the country during its time and has a special place in both Terrace Park and Cincinnati history. And it was a recent article in The Cincinnati Enquirer – marking the 81st anniversary of the death of Robinson’s most famous elephant, Tillie – that inspired George McIlveen to bring the Robinson Circus back to life for a new generation. McIlveen, who lives in Anderson Township, has been building model trains for more than 50 years. His first one was a gift from his father, something to keep him busy while his dad looked for

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work in the Cincinnati area. When he read the story about Tillie, McIlveen said he didn’t know Terrace Park had its own historical society and thought it would be neat to give them something. But replicating a historical circus was a bit of a challenge. “The big problem with the John Robinson Circus is that it went out of business in the1930s and there are very few pictures of the equipment,” McIlveen said. The National Model Railroad Association maintains some circus wagon plans, and McIlveen found another model builder who had photographs of existing wagons. The International Circus Hall of Fame in Indiana also had a replica,

which McIlveen used as a reference to create his Robinson Circus display. He had a couple circus pieces complete and built the rest in six weeks – all fitted to the Terrace Park Historical Society’s display case. “It’s all pretty much to scale and all made from photographs,” McIlveen said. “I built the wooden frames, cut out the shapes, painted the other parts and had to re-create the wagons on limited photographs.” Tina Hesser, the office manager for the Terrace Park Historical Society, said they were excited and intrigued when McIlveen called with his plan to build a model of the Robinson Circus. “You could hear the sincerity and the passion in his voice,” she said. The Terrace Park Historical Society is open noon to 3 p.m. every Thursday and is located in the lower level of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 100 Miami Ave. Call 248-1777 with questions.

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Truck helps spark St. Ursula Villa creativity St. Ursula Villa fourth, fifth and sixth-graders benefited from the Spark Truck’s exciting workshops on mechanics, innovation, and creativity. Villa students brainstormed ideas, applied design techniques, and proudly demonstrated their finished products. The Spark Truck, created by Stanford graduate design students, is an educational “build-mobile” outfitted with cool 21st-century shop tools,

spreading the fun of hands-on learning and encouraging kids to find their inner maker. The Spark Truck was profiled on MSNBC and welcomed by Arne Duncan, the secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. Arriving at the school on one of the final stops on its nationwide tour, the Spark Truck team voted St. Ursula Villa “a definite contender for the most gorgeous school we’ve visited this summer.”

University of Cincinnati President Santa Ono reads to his daughter's second-grade class at Cardinal Pacelli School in Mt. Lookout. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

UC president reads to Pacelli students By Lisa Wakeland

In any given week, a handful of parents are at Cardinal Pacelli School in Mt. Lookout reading to the students. And on Feb. 25, University of Cincinnati President Santa Ono stopped by to read to his daughter’s second-grade class. He’s one of many parents who volunteer to read to students in kindergarten through fourth grade. “I wanted to lead by example and show how all of us can read to our kids, read at our schools and encourage every single one of the kids in this region to read,” he said. Ono is co-chairman of the Read On! Campaign, which is being led by the Strive Partnership and Northern Kentucky Education Council. The goal of the program is to ensure all third-graders in the Greater Cincinnati region are reading at grade-level by 2020. “It’s really important because if you’re not reading by

A parent volunteer reads to a first-grade class at Cardinal Pacelli. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

the end of third-grade, chances are it’s unlikely you’ll actually finish school and enter the workforce,” he said. Ono said they’re working with 70 companies and 19 school districts on the initiative, which will launch in the region this spring. Jenny Scheidler, a second-

grade teacher at Cardinal Pacelli, said the students love when parents come in to read to the class. “Seeing the parents involved (in reading) makes it more special and impactful,” she said. Parents come in once a week for 30 minutes to read to each class, Scheidler said.

Summit student earns perfect score Carter Hall, a Summit Country Day School junior from Anderson Township, scored a perfect 240 on his PSAT test. A 240 on the PSAT is equivalent to a 2400 on the SAT. About 3.5 million students take the PSAT each year, according to the College Board. Only 100 students a year on average get a perfect score of 240 each year, according to Lynn Scully, a college prep testing expert in Haggettstown, N.J. “In my 26 years as a counselor I’ve never known a student to get a perfect score on the PSAT,” said Maureen Ferrell, director of college counseling at The Summit. “It is really rare. He should be congratulated, as should the faculty. Clearly, he was well prepared for this test.” Carter also took the test his freshman and sophomore years. Generally, a student’s score improves 10 points each time the test is taken. Carter’s score improved 30 points over last year. “I was a lot more careful this year,” he said. Carter is a “lifer” at The Summit, having enrolled when he was 3 years old. He is an avid reader who loves to work

crossword puzzles, run cross country and watch film noir. His academic pursuits have included rigorous coursework and Hall an independent study during his sophomore year in which he collected data from The Summit’s cosmic ray detector and analyzed the data. In an eight-week internship summer at the University of Cincinnati Physics Department, he analyzed data from the Large Hadron Collider, a particle accelerator in Switzerland. He is a member of the cross country team and Latin Club. He aspires to become a particle physicist. “Carter reads for pleasure outside the required reading in class and he is using crossword puzzles as a mind-stimulating activity,” says his academic counselor, Upper School Chemistry teacher Ed Escudero. “Both of those things are going to build your vocabulary and help you with the PSAT and other college admission tests.” Carter offers three points of

advice for students preparing to take college preparatory classes: take rigorous classes, read a lot and thoroughly read the questions on tests before answering them. Terrence Malone, The Summit’s Upper School director, said the entire junior class performed exceptionally well on the test this year. While nearly 90 percent of the juniors performed above the national average, 37 percent scored in the 90th percentile or above and 10 percent scored in the 99th percentile. “Six of our students have perfect scores in one section of the test, but Carter has perfect scores across the board,” Malone said. “All these scores are a reflection of the hard work of the students and the rigorous courses here at The Summit.” The PSAT is the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test administered by the College Board. Scores are used to determine eligibility and qualification for the National Merit Scholarship Program. The test is composed of three sections – math, critical reading and writing skills.

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Four Summit students tapped for MD program Four juniors from The Summit Country Day School are among 32 students from across the Greater Cincinnati area who have been accepted into the 2013 TAP MD program sponsored by the Greater Cincinnati Health Council. Allison Brophy, Sycamore Township; Tino Delamerced, Hyde Park; Alexandra Schmerge, Anderson Township; and Monica Windholtz, Clifton were selected based on high academic requirements which included ACT scores of 29 or above or 1300 SAT/130 PSAT scores or above. Beyond minimum test scores, students must also demonstrate high grade point averages; obtain letters of recommendation; submit records of Advanced Placement or college coursework; and write personal application letters. The program seeks applicants who are mature, motivated, dependable and have a positive attitude. “The scores of these students are impressive,” says Terrence Malone, Upper School Director at The Summit. “But when you meet these students and see that the passion for science has been ignited in them by our faculty, you’re even more impressed.” The TAP MD Program at-





tempts to identify “untapped” talent among regional high school students and encourage them to consider careers in medicine. The program allows students to explore medicine through visits to Tristate hospitals and outpatient clinics and by shadowing physicians. Students in the program will meet monthly, beginning in January. Over the course of a year, they will witness a live surgery, observe emergency and medical trauma physicians in action, attend a medical school lecture, participate in hospital rounds and view a primary care physician caring for patients.

Student art featured in magazine The artwork of 11-year-old Springer School student Griffin Melson was recently chosen to be featured on the cover of the “Journal of Learning Disabilities” in 2013. Each year, three works of art are selected from those submitted by students with learning disabilities from across the country. “I’ve enjoyed art for as long as I can remember,” said Griffin, who lives in Maineville. His watercolor painting, called “Winken, Blinken and Nod,” depicts a sailboat Griffin drew by visualizing it in his mind. “I used water to show wind blowing from the clouds,” he said. “It’s the same scene in

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Following the path of the Eagles Walnut Hills wins 1st district hoops title in 26 years By Scott Springer

Colerain guard Kiere Bennie (center) drives past Tim Coleman (5) of Withrow en route to two points during the Division I district finals at UD Arena March 9. Coleman led the Tigers in the 75-68 loss with 29 points. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Assistant coach’s son dies morning of tournament game By Scott Springer

DAYTON — When Withrow lost 6-foot-7 Devin Williams to the Montverde Academy in Florida in the offseason, many thought that spelled the end of the Tigers’ chances to make a 2013 run. The West Virginia recruit had led Withrow to deep tournament stays the previous two seasons by averaging a doubledouble and giving the Tigers a huge post presence. Without him, the Tigers got dramatically smaller. The 201213 team’s tallest player was 6foot-5 junior Landon BrownJackson. Most of Coach Tyrone Gibert’s squad hovered around

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Colerain’s Trevon Mays guards Withrow’s T’yonte Robertson (30) during the Division I district finals at UD Arena March 9. The Cardinals led most of the game defeating the Tigers 75-68. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

DAYTON — Just as they have several times during the season, Walnut Hills overcame an early run by a motivated team and went on to win handily. This time the opponent was the Centerville Elks at the University of Dayton in a Division I district final. After getting down 21-13 in the first quarter, the Eagles outscored them 4320 in the next two stanzas on their way to a 68-54 win March 9. “We were expecting them to come out with a lot of intensity and emotion,” Walnut Hills coach Ricardo Hill said. “All year long we’ve had to handle some adversity. In the second and third quarter we were able to go on a run. They’re a well-coached team.” It’s the first district title in 26 years for the 25-1 Eagles. In 1987, Bob Huggins was two years from coaching a game at UC, Pete Rose was still Reds manager and Sam Wyche had yet to lead the Bengals to the Super Bowl. It’s been awhile. Senior D.J. Wingfield led Walnut Hills with 19 points and seven rebounds, while senior 6-foot-9 center Isaiah Johnson had 15 points and eight rebounds. Neither played the entire game as the Eagles had the luxury of going 10 deep. “We’re blessed to have a lot of good ballplayers that can come in and give guys a (breather),” Hill said. “We don’t lose that much in athleticism.” Johnson and Wingfield take their lumps, as they are known targets. However, they’re easily spelled by 6-foot-10 Jordan Tyson and 6-foot-6 Kodey Jackson. The breathers help them overcome the intensity of being double-teamed. “We prepare for that in practice,” Johnson said. “We knew that it was going to get real physical and ugly and we prepare for that.” The first quarter started well for Centerville, but the

Walnut Hills center Isaiah Johnson drives to the basket during the Eagles’ district final against Centerville March 9. Walnut Hills won 68-54. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Eagles have overcome slow starts multiple times during the season. Often before their fans can blink, Walnut Hills has surged back in front. “We knew that they were going to come out real jacked up to play us,” Johnson said. “We try to handle their punch. We try to stay strong and believe in what we’ve practiced and been taught.” Wingfield will go on to play at Ohio University, while Johnson is heading to Akron. As a junior, the 290-pound center had several football suitors, but he selected the sneakers over the cleats last fall. “Guys think he can’t get up and down the floor,” Hill said. “He’s capable of doing that and playing a lot of minutes.” Johnson missed just two shots on the day for the Eagles and Wingfield missed just one. The 6-foot-6 forward also made nine of his10 free throws and seemingly was always in the right place at the right time. The result was a comfortable win which put the Eagles in a game with Springboro Wednesday, March 13, at Xavier’s Cintas Center. “It’s going to be a special game,” Hill said. “We’re honored to be in the position we’re in.”

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Day senior and University of Cincinnati commit Kevin Johnson of Westwood walked into the media room following the Silver Knights’ 63-49 win over West Liberty-Salem in the Division III district finals sporting a championship belt (think WWE). The 14-point victory at UD Arena March 7 made one thing clear: Summit is still the champion. Silver Knights’ head coach Michael Bradley bought the belt to let his team know that Summit is still the team to beat. “I wanted the kids to get in their mind frame that we’re the champs...People have to come through Summit if you want to be the champion. It’s an old Ric Flair quote, ‘If you want to be the man you got to beat the man,’” Bradley said.

Summit Country Day’s Jake Rawlings of Loveland, bottom, battles for a loose ball against West Liberty-Salem’s Landon Hormann (33). JOSEPH FUQUA II/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

For Johnson, the belt symbolizes the ultimate goal: A second-consecutive state title: “We just hold the title. We don’t plan on losing any games. We plan on repeating it,” Johnson said; “ (The belt) really to

give our team swagger and that arrogance we fell gives us that oomph on the court.” Being the reigning state champ, Summit is the team at the top of the mountain the opposition is trying to take down,

and Bradley believes the belt helps his squad stay loose as it fights through the tournament. “I think it relaxes them a little bit, but it also puts the attitude in them that once we get off the bus that nobody is going to take this from us,” he said. Bradley said when he played in the NBA, he saw the Detroit Pistons use the tactic, after Ben Wallace, Rasheed Wallace and Chauncey Billups won the 20032004 title. With the win, Summit set up a regional semifinal match-up against Roger Bacon at Kettering’s Trent Arena March 13. Johnson goes into the contest after scoring a game-high 29 points against Salem. He also grabbed 15 rebounds and

swiped five steals. Junior Antonio Woods added 13 points and five assists in the effort. Back in the state Sweet 16 for the third-consecutive year, Summit is living up to the potential many predicted. The Silver Knights went wire-to-wire by holding the No. 1 spot in the state Associated Press poll all season long. Bradley credited Johnson and Woods, along with experienced varsity veterans Mike Barwick (Forest Park) and Jake Rawlings (Loveland), for helping the program get to a point where it’s expected to contend for a state championship. “It’s changed each year we’ve been here,” Bradley said. “The first year I was here, we weren’t expected to win road games, now we’re almost going undefeated in the regular season and people are expecting you to win a championship again.”



Mariemont’s Haney is Ohio coach of the year Mariemont High School girls’ varsity soccer head coach, Mike Haney, has been selected as the 2012 NFHS Soccer State Coach of the Year for Ohio. The NFHS Coaches Association is the official coaches association for the National Federation of High School. The award recognizes Haney’s service not only to the student athletes of Mariemont High School, but also to the local and Ohio Soccer Coaches Association. “Mike Haney does an excellent job working with our athletes and preparing them for the season and beyond,” said Tom Nerl, athletic director of Mariemont City Schools. “Not only does he work hard promoting our athletes, but he works hard promoting and improving the game in Ohio by serving as the Southwest Ohio Soccer Coaches Association president and a member of the OHSAA Board as the Ohio soccer coaches’ representative.” Haney has headed up the Mariemont girls’ soc-

cer program since 1998. He has seen his squads achieve 14 consecutive winHaney ning seasons, two district championships and rankings among the top in the state. In 2011 he was named Division III Southwest Ohio Coach of the Year, Ohio Coach of The Year and NSCAA Regional Coach of The Year. Mike earned his National Diploma from the NSCAA and is licensed through the USSF. He is also an avid fan of swimming and is a Level 1 official with USA Swimming. Mike is also the Physical Education teacher at Mariemont Junior High School and has been working in the district since 1996. Haney holds a master’s degree in secondary education from Xavier University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati in communications.

Magical ride comes to an end for the Stingers

season run for the Stingers. They took down Gamble Montessori by 25, upset Cincinnati Country Day by 24 and escaped with an overtime victory over Fayetteville Perry to be crowned sec-

tional champs. Hill credits his tough regular season schedule for preparing his team for the postseason. “I like playing tougher teams and teams we might see in the tourna-

ment,” he said. “… This team had a lot more size than we’ve seen. Going (6foot-6, 6-foot-7) is pretty big for us. We don’t see that in (Division IV) as much but I thought our schedule definitely prepared us to make this run.” After starting the season 1-6, the Stingers went 10-9 the remainder of the season to finish at 11-15. The team started to show some progress when they avenged a 13point loss to North College Hill – a Division III team – by knocking off the Trojans by 11 slightly more than a month later. The Stingers also got revenge on CCD in the postseason after losing by 18 points earlier in the season. It was those moments along with the postseason magic that leaves coach Hill with a warm feeling about the 2013 season. “I think it’s a huge accomplishment for this group,” Hill said. “… We’ve come a long way and we started playing a lot more consistent than we had been and I’m proud of this group in terms of the effort that they brought to the table. We just didn’t bring enough (against Tri-Village).”


reer with a 29-point performance. “We lost; there’s no excuses,” Coleman said. “They wanted it more than we did. It was a nice season.” You could stop the story there, but there’s sadly more behind Withrow’s loss. As the Tigers were scouting La Salle in an early game at Dayton, the staff was informed of the death of top assistant Ed Smith’s son, Jordan. The 21-year-old man was shot early that morning in Colerain Township. While his father made it to the game, the rest of the staff tried to deal with the tragic news. “It’s my fault,” Gibert said. “I couldn’t focus. My mind wasn’t into this today. I congratulate Colerain; they did a great job.” The younger Smith had played at both Aiken and Withrow.

“We didn’t tell our kids until after the game,” Gibert said. “Wednesday, he was at practice with us shooting around.” The news explained the long wait before any Withrow personnel exited the teary locker room. The Moeller/Springboro game was into the second quarter when the orangeclad Tigers began lining up for a bus ride back to Cincinnati. “We had just two returning players who even played varsity and we won 20 games,” Gibert said. “This was a very enjoyable year for me. People told me we wouldn’t win eight games. Tim Coleman gave us his best tonight. It hurts to not see Corey (Wise) and him playing Wednesday (at Cintas).” Instead, they will pay respects to one of their own.

By Tom Skeen

KETTERING — It wasn’t the way Seven Hills coach Willie Hill wanted his team’s season to end. The Stingers lost to New Madison Tri-Village 71-33 March 6 in the Division IV district finals at Trent Arena on the campus of Kettering Fairmont High School. “We were supposed to run a lot more than we did and we didn’t do a very good job,” Hill said after the loss. “… Our game is getting in the open floor where we can get good looks and we didn’t do a very good job of that tonight at all.” Things immediately got off on the wrong foot for the Stingers as they trailed 20-4 at the end of the first quarter and went on to trail by 20 at the half. Tri-Village shot an impressive 75 percent from the field, which Hill put on his team. “We didn’t do a very good job of guarding the post and, really, playing better defense than I thought we would,” he said. “They were pretty disciplined and utilized their strength, which was their size.” Even with the loss, it was an impressive post-

Seven Hills’ Jeff Dedeker muscles up a shot over a New Madison Tri-Village defender during the Stingers’ 71-33 loss March 6 in the Division IV district finals at Trent Arena in Kettering. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS

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6-foot-1 on tiptoes with good posture. No one told Withrow not to show up. With seniors Tim Coleman and Corey Wise leading the way, Withrow rattled off 20 more wins and tied Hughes for the Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference title. On March 9, Gibert’s gentlemen were playing in a district final at the University of Dayton for the third straight year. Playing against upsetminded Colerain, the Tigers’ run came to an end. The underdog Cardinals led for most of the game and defeated Withrow 75-68 as Milton Davis hit for 26 points. Withrow’s top scorer Tim Coleman ended his prep ca-

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Moeller comeback falls just short

St. Ursula Good Sportsmanship Committee members students are, from left: Front, Lindsay Tatman of Madeira, Libby Nawalaniec of Kenwood, Carlile Willett of Hyde Park, Jill Foster of Loveland; middle, Mike Sipes, Lelia Keefe Kramer, Heidi O’Connor, Tom Keefe; and back, Julie Perry, Craig Maliborski, Allison Hinkel, Liz Curran, Ann Gartner. THANKS TO JILL

By Scott Springer

DAYTON — His name was Maverick Morgan, 6-foot-10 center from Springboro. His team was Moeller’s opponent in a Division I district final at the University of Dayton March 9. The Crusaders staff had him scouted precisely, just as they do most of their foes. In the Greater Catholic League, schools prepare to win every step. However, in March the only stat that matters is the final score and often the third month of the year is the cruelest for those who bounce a ball competitively. An early deficit of 14-4 in the first quarter and 30-16 at the half was too much for Moeller to overcome as Springboro held off the Crusaders’ mad secondhalf dash to win 57-56. “Give their kids and their coach credit,” longtime Moeller coach Carl Kremer said. “They really had a great game plan. They got up on us.” Kremer recalled a December game in Florida where Moeller dug such a hole, but there had been no previous occurrence in Ohio. Morgan had nine points in the first half and nine more in the second to lead the Panthers with 18. He also pulled down 11 rebounds. Springboro outrebounded Moeller 32-26 and outshot them 49 to 40 percent. The biggest difference was at the charity stripe where Springboro was 24-32, getting to the line 15 more times than the Crusaders. “We had to make the game


St. Ursula nabs 8th sports award in a row

Moeller senior Josh Davenport attempts a 3-pointer during the Crusaders’ Division I district final game against Springboro March 9. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

ugly to get back in it,” Kremer said. “We were able to get back into it, but I give credit to Springboro. They won this game. We did enough to get back into it. They made every free throw they had to down the stretch.” Sophomore Nate Fowler led Moeller in scoring with 14 points, while senior Keith Watkins and fellow senior Josh Davenport had 12 and 11, respectively, in their final games. Despite not starting and being hampered early in the season from a football injury, Watkins led Moeller’s resurgence in the second half. “I thought Keith Watkins willed us back in the game,” Kremer said. “They made the free throws and plays they had to do to win.”

Moeller finishes the season at 22-3, while Springboro goes to 22-4. Instead of a Crusaders’ clash with Walnut Hills at Cintas Center March 13, the Panthers will drive south to play the Eagles. Even with the tough loss, Kremer was thankful for the time spent with his seniors who have seen many tournament games. “This is one of the most fun teams I’ve ever had to coach,” Kremer said. “It’s going to be near impossible getting out of this locker room tonight. These seniors are crushed. We knew we had a team that could go deep in this tournament and we ran against a senior-oriented team.” Tre’ Hawkins, Grant Benzinger and Nate Fowler return .

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For the eighth year in a row, St. Ursula Academy students and fans have been recognized for their commitment to good sportsmanship, ethics and integrity. SUA is proud to be selected to win the 2012 Harold A. Meyer Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Award from the Ohio High School Athletic Association. This award is presented to schools who take significant steps to not only emphasize sportsmanship to students, coaches, parents and fans, but also to emphasize the values of ethical behavior and integrity. Applicants are required to complete an eight-part program in their schools and communities showing that they are promoting the SEI values. “We believe that learning to treat others with respect and acting with ethics and integrity is something all of our students can carry with them through their lives, in competition and beyond,” said St. Ursula Academy Principal Craig Maliborski. Said SUA Athletic Director Mike Sipes, “We are grateful

that the OSHAA has recognized our efforts to live up to the highest standards of good sportsmanship, ethics and integrity not only in athletics but in everything we do here at St. Ursula.” SUA has taken its position on ethical sportsmanship seriously with the formation of the Good Sportsmanship Committee in 2004. The Committee meets four times a year and consists of students, coaches, past parents and faculty members. The strict policies on ethical behavior have been consistently adhered to with the goal of promoting good sportsmanship throughout SUA to include the student body and all of the fans. “It’s part of the culture at St. Ursula to treat people fairly and respectfully, so it’s just natural to carry that attitude into competition,” said senior Libby Nawalaniec of Kenwood, member of the Good Sportsmanship Committee. “This committee makes sure that SUA continues to exceed expectations of good sportsmanship.”




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Program provides intervention In recognition of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March, Lighthouse Youth Services is reaching out to the community to increase awareness for the long-term benefits of early intervention. While most people realize that the first three years of a child’s development are fundamentally important, many are unaware that early intervention for infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities is vital to improving their lifelong outcomes. Lighthouse works in partnership with Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities

With spring looming, allergies right behind Spring is just around the corner and with it comes allergy season – complete with runny noses, watery eyes and sneezing. Tree, grass and ragweed pollen along with mold spores can cause discomfort for those suffering from allergies. To ease the discomfort Megan caused by Hummel COMMUNITY PRESS pollen and mold try to: GUEST COLUMNIST Minimize outdoor activity between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. (when pollen levels are highest). Close windows and use an air conditioner. Avoid areas with freshly cut grass. Avoid activities such as raking leaves, mowing the lawn and working with compost when feeling reactive. Contact an allergist or doctor for medical advice. The Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency monitors pollen and mold levels from February through November. Call the Pollen and Mold Hotline at 946-7753 or visit V4pgpR to track pollen and mold levels. High counts will also be posted on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Call 9467747 to request a copy of the Living with Allergies brochure. The Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency works with government agencies, businesses, communities and citizens to achieve and maintain healthy air quality for Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren counties in Southwest Ohio. The Agency is a division of the Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services (HCDOES) which also encompasses the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. For more information, visit the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency online at or interact with us on Facebook and Twitter. Megan Hummel is the public relations coordinator at Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services.


Services to serve as the front door to early intervention, providing comprehensive services for families and their children up to age 3, so they start preschool healthy and

ready learn. Sometimes the initial hurdle for parents and caregivers is identifying if there is a developmental delay and where to go to find out. We encourage parents and caregivers who

have any concerns to contact us to schedule an evaluation and possibly create an early intervention plan for the child. Help Me Grow is a program that provides complete coordination of health and developmental services for children birth to age 3 with a developmental delay or qualifying medical diagnosis. Services include developmental screenings and evaluations, coordination of specialized services, and support transitioning from Help Me Grow to an appropriate early childhood program at age three. The fully integrated early intervention team from Light-

house and Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services includes a service coordinator, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, developmental specialist and behavioral specialist who support the child and child’s family members and caregivers in a way that is unprecedented. The team addresses each family’s questions and priorities and supports families from initial referral through transition to preschool. All Help Me Grow services are voluntary and free of charge, regardless of family income. Lighthouse currently coor-

dinates early intervention services for 720 children in Hamilton County. Although common referral sources include physicians, hospitals and social workers, anyone with questions or concerns about a child’s development can make a referral to Help Me Grow. To inquire about an evaluation for your own child or to make a referral, please call 513-281-GROW (4769). For more information and a list of March events, visit online at Terri Betts si the director of Early Childhood Services at Lighthouse Youth Services.

CH@TROOM Last week’s 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?”

“Yes, absolutely! It is about time that Ohio matches up with all surrounding states. “I'm sure there will be some remaining sections of highway that will need to stay at lower limits, which is fine. However, the vast majority of our interstate highway system is more than capable of handling higher speeds. “In addition, automobile technology such as suspension and braking systems are far better today than years ago when the 65 limit was established. Speed it up, Ohio!” R.W.J.

“Neighboring states have 70 mph speed limits and I haven't heard complaints or concern from law enforcement. “I've traveled through Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan, Missouri, Alabama, etc., without noticing any problems. Plus 70 seems to be the average speed on I-275 during rush hour.” R.V.

“I do favor raising the speed limit. Other states have done so without a major increase in traffic accidents, and our cars are safer, better engineered than they were 25 years ago when the limit in Ohio was higher. “We are more endangered by all the cars and trucks passing the vehicles that are actually going 65 mph. I would rather have a higher speed limit that is enforced than a low one that is widely ignored by both drivers and law enforcement agencies." J.R.B.

“Is Rep. Ron Maag's proposal to raise Ohio's interstate speed limit to 70 a good idea?

NEXT QUESTION Do you agree with the Transportation Security Administration’s new rules that will allow airplane passengers to bring pocketknives, golf clubs and other sports items aboard, loosening some of the restrictions created after the Sept. 11 terror attacks? Why or why not? Every week we ask readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line.

Truthfully, no one can predict with accuracy if the simple addition of 5 mph to the speed limit will result in a significant increase in accidents, injuries, and fatalities. “The difference in speed limits from state to state demonstrates clearly the arbitrariness of such laws, which have been imposed for a number of reasons, including the conservation of fuel. “Back in 1757 in Boston, the speed limit was defined as 'walking pace,' and violators were given a stiff fine. There was a time in the United States (from1974 to1987) when the national speed limit was 55 mph. (In 1995, that legislation was totally repealed). “I remember being a little apprehensive when the limit was raised to 65 mph, but I've relaxed since then. However, I am still troubled by the drivers on the interstate who pass me, when I'm doing 65, at a clearly much higher rate of speed. “It's a tough law to enforce universally and uniformly, and to be honest I'd like to see it enforced a little better (except in those places known as 'speed traps.') Bottom line is that Ohio would not be the only state to have a speed limit higher than 65, and I don't see a problem with it. “I'll have to do some further

study to find out what Maag's motivation for introducing this legislation was.”

fers on speeders. State should designate limits in cities, not villages and towns.”

“Several studies have shown that high vehicle speed on highways, such as 70 mph, increases traffic accidents and deaths dramatically. It sort of is a no brainer, that speed kills. “Studies have also shown that traveling at any speed over 60 mph vastly increases fuel consumption, often at 25 percent or more. Given the climate of high gas prices, numerous texters and those using cell phones while they drive, plus the importance of trying to wean the United States off of foreign oil, raising the speed limit to 70 mph is an awful idea. “Time consumed by a higher speed of driving gives an earlier arrival time of merely minutes. I would not want to risk my life or the life of my loved ones in such a dangerous environment, would you? “Slow down, get off your phone, stop texting, pay attention, arrive alive, and save money, too."

“If State Rep. Maag wants motorists to drive 70 or 75 mph he can just leave the speed limit where it is. If he wants speeds of 75 or 80 he should raise the limit to 70. “However, how raising the speed limit makes Ohio the place where businesses want to settle is beyond me."

Bill B.


“OK, 70 outside of cities is about right, on I-75 trucks go that now, as do autos. Especially use higher limits on interstates in 'cities' like the one near GE that builds their cof-



“A moot point. Anyone who has driven an interstate lately knows most of the traffic already exceeds 70 mph. There should be exceptions such as oversize loads, towed vehicles etc. These roads were designed to handle this speed and they once did.” T.J.

“Well, another dumb idea of a politician! What is the purpose of raising speed limits on interstates to 70 when we can barely go 65 in most areas. If you do that, people think they have that 10 or 12 mph cushion and they won't get a ticket if they are going 80 or 82. “Where will it stop? How much faster will you get to Columbus going 70 than 65? Fifteen minutes maybe?” O.H.R.

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Pizzeria opens on Wooster Pike Brick oven key to restaurant’s flavor By Jeanne Houck

COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP — Take two restaurateurs with experience at Cincinnati-area cuisine icons Servatii Pastry Shop and LaRosa’s Pizzeria. Add a brick oven capable of heating up to 1,200 degrees and seating for 100 and house them all in a Columbia Township building at 7639 Wooster Pike. What have you got? Pizzelii Brick Oven Pizza, which recently opened. “We are making Neapolitan pizza – the thin-crust pizza baked in a brick oven at temperatures between 800 and1,200 degrees Fahrenheit,” said co-owner Gary Gottenbusch. “It is the same style pizza that was made in Naples, Italy, where pizza was first documented 200 years ago.” Gottenbusch knows what he’s talking about. He’s a third-generation, European-trained master baker whose family founded the Servatii Pastry Shop 50 years ago and continues to run it. Pizzelli Brick Oven Pizza is blending the old with the new,

Gary Gottenbusch shows how it's done at the newly opened Pizzelii Brick Oven Pizza in Columbia Township. JEANNE HOUCK/COMMUNITY PRESS

Gottenbusch said, using an old recipe and fresh local ingredients. Salads, beer and wine also are available. So far, the venture has been

successful, said Barry Greve, Gottenbusch’s business partner, who owned a LaRosa’s Pizzeria franchise in Northern Kentucky for 12 years. “People have been support-

ing us with a brisk evening (business) and filling our dining room on the weekend,” Greve said. “Lunch (at Pizzelli Brick Oven Pizza) will pick up because

we can serve our guests in about 10 minutes after we take their order at the counter.” Gottenbusch said he and Greve chose to open their pizzeria in Columbia Township because of its “incredible location.” “The (Little Miami Scenic Trail) will be at our place by this summer,” Gottenbusch said. “The Little Miami River runs directly behind our building. “The neighboring Hahana Beach (restaurant and sports center) allows people to move between the two by foot,” Gottenbusch said. “The newly opened Fifty West Brewing Co. (across the street at 7668 Wooster Pike, which plans to begin serving food soon) brews us our own Pizzelli beer. “The combination makes a place that people will want to relax and hang out,” Gottenbusch said. “People can park their car bike or kayak and spend some time with us.” Gottenbusch said Pizzelli Brick Oven Pizza will employ about 35 full- and part-time employees. It is open11a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11a.m. to11p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Group experiences Korea with senses T

he Cincinnati Woman’s Club recently hosted the Sights, Sounds and Tastes of Korea. This ancient land was featured by the Travel Circle. New Member Janette Jon lectured about Korea, her homeland. Korean-Americans Bobbie F. Reuter and Janette (Byoung) Jon are the first Korean-American Members in the Cincinnati Woman’s Club’s history (both have been U.S. citizens for decades). The event included: sights – ladies wearing authentic Korean gowns and examples of Korean lacquer ware, with inlay; sounds – Korean instrumental and vocal music; and tastes – Korean sweets with tea, special menu selections with authentic Korean sauces (Korea House Restaurant, in Montgomery, donated sauces) and Korean sweets for dessert. Astring trio of Korean University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music students performed during the pre-program tea. Musician Junghwa Lee played the Gayageum, Korea’s traditional harp and oldest known string instrument. Soloist Ji Hyun Jang, Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music doctoral student, sang Korean music. Janice Eby and Janet R. Huston chair the Cincinnati Woman's Club Travel Circle. New member Bobbie Reuter is Huston's mother. Presenting approximately 500 programs each year, the Cincinnati Woman’s Club, 330 Lafayette Ave. in Clifton, has focused on educating its members and working to make Greater Cincinnati a better place since 1894.

These colorful Korean dresses were proudly worn by Cincinnati Woman's Club member Janet Huston of Hyde Park; Junghwa Lee, musician; Ji Hyun Jang, soloist; and Janette Byoung Jon, CWC member and program presenter. THANKS TO ROSEMARY SCHLACHTER

Cincinnati Woman's Club members are entranced by soloist Ji Hyun Jang. THANKS TO ROSEMARY SCHLACHTER

Colorful Korean costumes are modeled by Mrs. Haesun Kim, Mrs. Hyunsook Chung, Mrs. Eunshin Khang, and Junghwa Lee. THANKS TO ROSEMARY SCHLACHTER

The Cincinnati Woman's Club Travel Program participants share their Korean customs and music. From left are Janette Byoung Jon program presenter and Cincinnati Woman's Club member from West Chester; Ji Hyun Jang (soloist); Moon Ki Cho (pianist); Sera Cheon (cello); Jae Eun Lee; Siryung Park; Yein Jin; and Junhwa Lee (Gayageum player). THANKS TO ROSEMARY SCHLACHTER


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, MARCH 14 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.

Art Exhibits Romantic Russia: Five Decades of Painting from the Russian Academy, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 2005 1/2 Madison Road, 3215200; O’Bryonville.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. Through March 30. 3794900. 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; Madisonville.

Holiday - St. Patrick’s Day St. Patty’s Beer Stein Sale, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road, Gallery. Unique beer stein made by local clay artist. Receive voucher with purchase for either first beer free or 50 percent off at choice of participating bars. Ages 21 and up. $20-$30. 871-2529; Oakley.

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; Hyde Park. Community Conversation, 4-5 p.m., Luckman Coffee Company Inc., 8298 Clough Pike, With Gregory Johnson, Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority’s executive director. Johnson solicits feedback and opinions about Cincinnati’s housing programs. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority. 474-8298. Anderson Township.

Music - World Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones, 7 p.m., Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati, 3905 Eastern Ave., Irish Pub will serve sandwiches. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Performers from Ireland. All ages. $20, $18 IHC members. 533-0100; Linwood.

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. 6841236; Columbia Township.

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. Through March 28. 3884515. Anderson Township.

FRIDAY, MARCH 15 Art Exhibits Romantic Russia: Five Decades of Painting from the Russian Academy, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 321-5200; O’Bryonville. The Art of Charley and Edie Harper in Needlepoint, 10

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; Mariemont.

Charley Harper, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 871-5604; Hyde Park.

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.

Art Openings Charley Harper, 5-8 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 3668 Erie Ave., Harper’s original hand-signed lithographs. Exhibit continues through April 13. 871-5604; Hyde Park.


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; Anderson Township.

Dining Events Vegan Dinner: Singing Bowls Performance, 6-8:30 p.m., Essencha Tea House, 3212 Madison Road, Vegan meal and meditative Tibetan singing bowl and native flute performance. $25. Reservations required. 533-4832; Oakley. Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Fish Fry, 4:30 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., 388-4466; 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; Mount Lookout.

Drink Tastings Friday Evening Tasting, 6-8 p.m., Remke-bigg’s, 3872 Paxton Ave., Wines of Kenwood with Audrey Wood. $5 for five samples and snacks from deli and bakery. Presented by Remkebigg’s Hyde Park. 619-5454. Oakley.

Holiday - St. Patrick’s Day St. Patty’s Beer Stein Sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Funke Fired Arts, $20-$30. 871-2529; Oakley.

Music - Blues The Sonny Moorman Group, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Township Fields and Tavern, 4575 Mount Carmel Road, 831-0160; Anderson Township.

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

SATURDAY, MARCH 16 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 required. Through March 23. 752-8539; Anderson Township.

Mariemont High School is presenting the musical "Anything Goes" 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 15; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16; and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at the high school, 1 Warrior Way, Mariemont. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Pictured are cast members, in front, Rosie Ecker, Kelly Kauffman, Emma Welch and Elysse Winget. In back are Peter Laug, Isabel Lewis, Cole Stewart, Neal Stehling and Josh Keyes. Not pictured is Ryan Fine. THANKS TO JOSEPHINE MCKENRICK Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; Madisonville. Zumba Fitness, 10-11 a.m., Mount Washington Recreation Center, 1715 Beacon St., Latinbased fitness class. $6. 218-3474. Mount Washington. Free Weekends in March, 7:45-8:45 a.m. and 9-10 a.m., Jazzercise Anderson Fitness Center, 1971 Eight Mile Road, New fitness studio with specialized aerobic flooring. Ages 18 and up. 833-5642; Anderson Township.

Health / Wellness Diabetes Conversation Maps, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, 4460 Red Bank Expressway, Suite 100, Topic: What do the numbers mean? Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. For people with pre-diabetes and/or type 2 diabetes. $30 all four sessions; or $10 per session. Presented by Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates. 271-5111; Madisonville.

Holiday - St. Patrick’s Day Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, 2-9 p.m., Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati, 3905 Eastern Ave., Doors open at noon. Entertainment begins at 2 p.m. Irish music, Irish dance, food and music. View the American Celtic artist’s exhibit, in main hallway, and the Irish in Cincinnati Museum exhibit. Appearances by Molly Malone, St. Patrick and Annie Moore. $20 for four or more family; $7, $5 advance; free IHC members. 533-0100; Linwood. The Pub at Rookwood Mews St. Patrick’s Day Kick-Off Party, 11 a.m.-1 a.m., The Pub at Rookwood Mews, 2692 Madison Road, Drink specials include $5 Guinness, Smithwicks and Harp; $5 Car Bombs and Jameson shots; and $3 Jello Shots, Bud Light Cans and green beer. 841-2748; Norwood. St. Patty’s Beer Stein Sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Funke Fired Arts, $20-$30. 871-2529; Oakley.

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

Art Exhibits


Romantic Russia: Five Decades of Painting from the Russian Academy, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 321-5200; O’Bryonville. The Art of Charley and Edie Harper in Needlepoint, 2-5 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; Mariemont. Charley Harper, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 3668 Erie Ave., Harper’s original handsigned lithographs. Through April 13. 871-5604; Hyde Park.

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

Exercise Classes 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.,

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


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Education Anderson Township History Room, 1-4 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Lower atrium. Learn about the history of Anderson Township through photos, hands-on exhibits and artifacts. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Historical Society. Through April 30. 231-2114. Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Cardio Kick Boxing, 6-7 p.m., ATA Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, 8510 Beechmont Ave., Led by George Sizemore, fourthdegree black belt and co-owner of ATA Black Belt Academy. Family friendly. $5. 652-0286; Anderson Township. Free Weekends in March, 9-10 a.m. and 4-5 p.m., Jazzercise Anderson Fitness Center, 8335642; Anderson Township.

Holiday - St. Patrick’s Day Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati, Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Performances begin at 1 p.m. $20 for four or more family; $7, $5 advance; free IHC members. 533-0100; Linwood. O’Sandy Bar St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, 11 a.m., The Sandbar, 4609 Kellogg Ave., Kitchen open and regular menu available all day. $4 Jameson shots and $4 Guinness bottles. 533-3810; East End. St. Patrick’s Day at The Stand, 2 p.m., The Stand, 3195 Linwood Ave., All day: $4 Jameson and $4 Guinness. 7 p.m.-close: $3 drafts, $3 Stoli cocktails, $2 domestics and $3 imports. 871-5006; Mount Lookout. The Pub at Rookwood Mews St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, 8 a.m.-11 p.m., The Pub at Rookwood Mews, 2692 Madison Road, 96ROCK-FM broadcast from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Music by Pete Dressman and the S.U.N. at noon and the T-Sly Band at 5 p.m. Irish food specials available. Drink specials with green beer, car bombs, jello shots and more. 841-2748; Norwood. Patty O’ Party at Keystone Hyde Park, 10 a.m., Keystone Bar & Grill Hyde Park, 3384 Erie Ave., Music by the Puck Doyle Band and more. Special St. Patrick’s Day menu and Widmer O’Ryely photo booth. 321-0968. Hyde Park. St. Patty’s Beer Stein Sale, Noon-4 p.m., Funke Fired Arts, $20-$30. 871-2529; Oakley.

On Stage - Theater Red, White and Tuna, 2 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17.

A Story of God Arriving in Strangers, 7-9 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., Heritage Hall. Sr. Marilyn Lacey, Sister of Mercy and executive director of Mercy Beyond Borders, discusses her work with displaced women and girls in South Sudan and in Haiti to alleviate their extreme poverty. Free. 388-4466. Anderson Township.

684-1236; Columbia Township.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous Meeting, 7-8 p.m., Hyde Park Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 3799 Hyde Park Ave, Twelve-step fellowship open to everyone who desires healthy and loving relationships. Free. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. Through April 28. 290-9105. Hyde Park.

MONDAY, MARCH 18 Art Exhibits Charley Harper, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 871-5604; Hyde Park.

TUESDAY, MARCH 19 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.

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

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 Art & Craft Classes 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 The Art of Charley and Edie Harper in Needlepoint, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Little Nature Nuts, 10-10:45 a.m., Beech Acres Park, 6910 Salem Road, Theme: Tweet, Tweet. Parents participate outdoors with their children. Ages 2-5. $10, $7 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Hyde Park Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 3799 Hyde Park Ave, Twelvestep fellowship open to everyone who desires healthy and loving relationships. Free. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 324-0568. Hyde Park.

THURSDAY, MARCH 21 Art Exhibits Charley Harper, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 871-5604; Hyde Park.

Benefits Quarter Raffle for Autism, 7 p.m., Stonekry Resale Books, 8253 Beechmont Ave., Doors open 6:30 p.m. $2. Through May 16. 474-0123; Anderson Township.

Drink Tastings Easter Treats Paired Wine Tasting, 6-9 p.m., Winedog Fine Wines & Fine Art, 451A Ohio Pike, Paired wine tasting featuring wine specialist Christopher Sayers of Natural States Wines, appetizers by Two Chicks Who Cater and music by Charlie Milliken on jazz guitar. Ages 21 and up. $19.75. Reservations required. 888-288-0668; Anderson Township.

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; Madisonville.

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

FRIDAY, MARCH 22 Art Exhibits The Art of Charley and Edie Harper in Needlepoint, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; Mariemont. Charley Harper, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 871-5604; Hyde Park.

Auditions Oklahoma!, 6:30 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Prepare 16 bars of musical theater song, not from “Oklahoma!” Accompanist provided. Bring sheet music and dress appropriately for dance portion. Free. Presented by Brieabi Productions. 207-0507; Anderson Township.



Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with champ, soda bread I remember one St. Patrick’s Day in particular. I was a first-grader at St. Margaret of Cortona School in Madison Place. Sister Justina asked me why I wasn’t wearing a green ribbon in my hair. “BeRita cause I’m Heikenfeld Lebanese,” RITA’S KITCHEN I replied timidly. The real reason, I suspect, is that Mom couldn’t afford to buy green ribbon to make bows for us eight girls. But you know, after all these many years, even I’m a bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. The story goes that in the fifth century, St. Patrick went to Ireland, killed all the snakes and converted the people. What were they eating? For starters, cress, leeks and cabbage, all of which are ... green!


This has a puddle of butter in the middle. Eat from outside to inside, dipping each bite into butter.

2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled, chunked up and cooked 1 ⁄2cup whipping cream or half & half 1 ⁄2stick butter 1 leek, sliced thin or 4 green onions, sliced Salt and pepper to taste

While potatoes are cooking, bring cream and butter to simmer and stir

in leeks. Remove from heat, cover and let steep while potatoes cook. Mash potatoes, add enough cream mixture to make potatoes creamy. Make well in center, put dab of butter there to melt and make puddle.

Moist and buttery soda bread

You can’t eat just one slice. For readers who wanted a sweeter tasting soda bread. I use my food processor, but you can use a mixer or do it by hand. Check out my blog for step-by-step photos. 2 cups all-purpose flour 3 ⁄4teaspoon baking soda 1 ⁄2teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons sugar

1 stick butter, softened 1 ⁄2heaping cup dried cherries, raisins or your favorite dried fruit 1 cup regular sour cream Melted butter for brushing on top Turbinado sugar for sprinkling on top (optional, but good)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place piece of parchment on cookie sheet and spray parchment. Mix flour, soda, salt, sugar and butter until mixture is crumbly. Add cherries. Toss to combine. This keeps the fruit suspended in the bread. Blend in sour cream. Form into moundshaped circle about six inches wide and two or so

inches tall. Place on cookie sheet and make a cross in the middle. (This is to let the devils out, or is it to keep them from coming in?!) Brush with butter and sprinkle with sugar. Bake 40-50 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Check after 40 minutes.

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they come, in part, to enjoy the slaw that’s served alongside the fish. This is for the reader who loves that slaw and wants to make it at home. I talked to Terry Pettit, who shared this family recipe. “The recipe was from a restaurant that my wife and I owned in the early ‘90s and was developed for that purpose,” Terry told me. I haven’t had time to test paring it down, but here’s a guideline. Start with 1 bag shredded cabbage (12-16 oz.), 1⁄2 cup carrots, 1⁄4 cup red cabbage and enough slaw mix dressing to coat nicely. For the dressing, I’d start with 2 cups mayo, 2 tablespoons vinegar, 1⁄4 cup sugar and a scant teaspoon of celery seeds. I’d go to taste and add more of whatever. I’m thinking I’d like more vinegar, but I haven’t tasted Terry’s slaw at IHM. I would stir in enough dressing to coat the slaw nicely. Here’s Tom’s big batch

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Rick & Jean Perkinson will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on March 17th, 2013. A gathering at their home in Anderson Township with some family & friends will be held on Saturday, the 16th. Fr. Al Bischoff will preside over a mass on Sunday, the 17th at Bellarmine Chapel. He is the same priest that married them at the chapel on Xavier campus on March 17th, 1973. A vacation in the Carribbean will complete their celebration.





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pany responded that it had reviewed the situation again and decided to refund him the rest of the money. The Better Business Bureau says it has received 10 complaints about the company in just the three months its been in business. Complaints allege bait-andswitch advertising and unauthorized charges – the same things that happened to Newhouse. The BBB reports the company responded to complaints by giving partial or full refunds. When I called the company I was told there was a more complete disclosure of the terms and conditions on another page as you place your order. So my advice is be careful of offers from unknown companies and carefully check for the terms and conditions. Finally, always use a credit card, never a debit card, when ordering on the Internet. Then, if there’s a problem, you can dispute the charge with the credit card company, something you can not do very easily with your bank once the money has been taken from your account. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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I read a study a while back that said 95 percent of email ads sent from unknown companies were just trying to cheat you. After you read what happened to one area man, you may think that study was right on the mark. Tom Newhouse of Sycamore Township received an email shortly before Valentine’s Day. The ad was from a jewelry store and it offered what appeared to be a great deal. “It was an advertisement, I opened it up and read it. It was getting close to Valentine’s and I thought for $5.95 they’re giving away a piece of jewelry. I figured I’d send for this and just have to pay that shipping cost,” Newhouse said. Newhouse ordered a heart-shaped necklace and a few days later a nice box from the company arrived. “When I opened it up I saw it was the wrong thing, so I didn’t even give it to my wife. I just put it in a drawer,” he said. Instead of a heartshaped necklace, the company had sent him a man’s bracelet. “I wasn’t thinking any more about it and then there was, on our credit card statement, a charge for $98 from the company,” Newhouse said. Newhouse immediately emailed the company to complain. The com-

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The Cincinnati Woman's Club presents OneSight Vision Center at Oyler School a check for $54,794.68 from its membership to help provide prescription eyeglasses to all Cincinnati Public School children who need vision correction through the Oyler School-Based Heath Center. From left are Carri Van Pelt OneSight Foundation, Joan Ausdenmoore, Cincinnati Eye Association, Lauren Thamann-Raines, Cincinnati Health Department, Beth Munzel, O.D., Don Holmes Vice President at Cincinnati Eye Institute, CEI Foundation, Sara Alley, Cincinnati Woman's Club, Dr. Marilyn Crumpton, Cincinnati Health Department, Dr. Rick Schwen, Cincinnati Board of Health, Mary Ronan, Superintendent Cincinnati Public Schools, Craig Hockenberry, Principal Oyler School, Marianne Beard, Cincinnati Woman's Club. THANKS TO HEATHER MERCER


The Cincinnati Woman’s Club recently presented OneSight Vision Center at Oyler School a contribution of $54,794 from its membership to help provide prescription eyeglasses to all Cincinnati Public School children who need vision correction through the Oyler School-Based Health Center. Dr. Marilyn Crumpton, of Growing Well Cincinnati, accepted the check on behalf of OneSight Vision Center. Through the combined efforts of school district administrators, the city’s health department and community leaders, including Growing Well Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Woman’s Club, Oyler

The beautiful paintings of the Brush & Palette Painters’ show “Insightful Reflections” remain on view at the Woman’s Art Club and Cultural Center 6980 Cambridge Road, Mariemont, through Feb. 24. The best time to see them is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Artist Joy Kashdan Glaser just before the opening Feb. 8. THANKS TO LAURIE ARSHONSKY

American Guild of Organists will perform in a recital presented by Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. Fourth St. (Fourth & Sycamore), downtown Cincinnati, at 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 E. Fourth St., 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 19: Clark and Jones Trio: Celtic and folk March 26: Christ Church Cathedral Choir: “The Denial of St. Peter” – MarcAntoine Charpentier (nave) The church is at 318 E. 4th St., Cincinnati; 621-1817;

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ing's renovation and to buy equipment to be installed at Oyler’s SchoolBased Health Center. There are currently no primary eye and vision care services offered in Cincinnati school-based health centers. Last year’s eyesight screenings revealed that one in three children at Oyler needed corrective lenses, but by

year’s end fewer than half actually had received glasses. The Cincinnati Woman’s Club wants to ensure that all children at Oyler who need eyeglasses will get them. The Cincinnati Woman’s Club’s tradition of volunteerism and philanthropy in our community that dates back to 1897.



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will be the first school in the region to have an eye clinic that provides both vision exams and glasses. “Through the Eyes of a Child” was the Cincinnati Woman’s Club President’s Project for 2012, spearheaded by Immediate Past President Marianne Beard. Cincinnati Woman’s Club contributions will assist with the build-

Book Signing and Presentation By Bob Webster Saturday, March 16, at the church. Childcare will be available and light refreshments will be served. The movie is called “Courageous – Honor Begins at Home” and concerns the importance of fathers. Research has proven that children living without their biological father, on average, are more likely to be poor and to have educational, emotional, and psychological problems, to suffer child abuse, and to engage in criminal behavior. The movie is about four law enforcement officers who are confident and focused. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood. The church is at 3799 Hyde Park Ave., Oakley; 531-5845.

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POLICE REPORTS CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2 Arrests/citations Antaya Grimes, born 1994, disorderly conduct, 1501 Madison Road, Feb. 20. Darnell Raglin, born 1960, domestic violence, 5614 Madison Road, March 1. David E. King, born 1960, drug abuse, misdemeanor drug possession, possession of an open flask, 5807 Peabody Ave., Feb. 28. Jammell Howard, born 1966, possession of an open flask, 6238 Montgomery Road, Feb. 22. Joseph S. Spaeth, born 1992, burglary, obstructing official business, 5564 Montgomery Road, Feb. 28. Leah J. Pettit, born 1983, possession of drugs, 5808 Adelphi St., Feb. 21. Merry L. Kuhn, born 1959, obstructing official business, 5664 Montgomery Road, Feb.

28. Michael Arnold, born 1978, criminal damaging or endangering, 5619 Lester Road, Feb. 21. Michael W. Perry, born 1980, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., Feb. 26. Nathan Dean, born 1992, domestic violence, 6300 Montgomery Road, Feb. 27. Richard E. McEntire, born 1971, possession of drugs, 6057 Montgomery Road, Feb. 24. Ryan Smith, born 1992, aggravated burglary, 38 Field Lane, Feb. 27. Thomas M. Cave, born 1966, tampering with evidence, 5640 Montgomery Road, March 1. Thomas Segrist, born 1967, carrying concealed weapons, firearm in motor vehicle, 3872 Paxton Ave., March 2. Thomas Sowar, born 1986, domestic violence, 3295 Erie Ave., March 1. Tiffany Smith, born 1988, domes-

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Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing 5915 Chandler St., Feb. 25. 5915 Chandler St., Feb. 26. Assault 2538 Hackberry St., Feb. 23. 3025 Robertson Ave., Feb. 23. 5025 Ridge Ave., Feb. 21. 5050 Madison Road, Feb. 21. 5050 Madison Road, Feb. 25. 5500 Montgomery Road, Feb. 27. Breaking and entering 5504 Stewart Ave., Feb. 28. Burglary 3450 Kleybolte Ave., Feb. 28. 5664 Montgomery Road, Feb. 28. 571 Delta Ave., Feb. 27. Criminal damaging/endangering 5609 Tompkins Ave., Feb. 22. 5915 Chandler St., Feb. 25. Domestic violence Reported on Burdett Avenue, Feb. 22. Felonious assault 5200 Whetsel Ave., Feb. 26. Menacing 5050 Madison Road, Feb. 21. Misuse of a credit card 3057 Obryon St., Feb. 23. Taking the identity of another 2622 Grover Hill Ave., Feb. 26. 415 Bond Place, Feb. 20. Theft 2270 Madison Road, Feb. 25. 3174 Linwood Ave., Feb. 27. 3350 Erie Ave., Feb. 22. 3423 Brotherton Road, Feb. 26. 3426 Woodford Road, Feb. 26.

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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. 3758 Grovedale Place, Feb. 24. 3760 Paxton Ave., Feb. 21. 3760 Paxton Ave., Feb. 25. 4370 Erie Ave., Feb. 28. 4825 Marburg Ave., Feb. 20. 4825 Marburg Ave., Feb. 26. 5001 Kingsley Drive, Feb. 25. 5832 Bramble Ave., Feb. 25. Violation of a protection order/consent agreement 3508 Shaw Ave., Feb. 26.

COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Disorderly conduct Juvenile Female, 13, disorderly conduct at 6835 Windward Street, Feb. 26.

Incidents/investigations Burglary Residence entered and laptop, TV, Wii console valued at $1,500 removed at 6852 Roe Street, Feb. 27.

FAIRFAX Arrests/citations Stephen Snell, 40, 2121 Ryans

Way, criminal damage, Feb. 13. Thomas Walton, 36, 2065 Sutton Ave., driving under suspension, Feb. 13. Erica Davis, 28, 5610 Madison Ave., driving under suspension, Feb. 14. Julie Roberts, 43, 620 Athens Ave., driving under suspension, Feb. 14. Maxy M. Herman, 18, 9705 Bunker Hill Lane, theft, Feb. 14. Suzanne Whisman, 37, 214 S. Vine St., speed, drug abuse, Feb. 15. Whitter Heard II, 27, 4 A Camelot Court, failure to reinstate, Feb. 15. Kevin Schneider, 29, 1732 Sutton, driving under suspension, Feb. 16. Jaamid Abdullaah, 51, 13417 Highland View Ave., soliciting without permit, Feb. 16. Shannon Cephas, 41, 3547 Harvey Ave. No. 2093, theft, Feb. 17. Bobby McCants, 25, 2022 Burnet Ave., driving under suspension, Feb. 18. Jasmine Johnson, 19, 3061

Mathers Ave., theft, Feb. 18. Boris Salazar, 42, 5639 Macey Ave., driving under suspension, Feb. 19.

Incidents/investigations Employee theft Reported at Walmart, $151.83 at 4000 Red Bank Road, Feb. 22. Theft Computer taken from Walmart, $398 at 4000 Red Bank Road, Feb. 22. Stereo cable, etc. taken from Walmart, $30 at 4000 Red Bank Road, Feb. 22. Merchandise taken from Walmart, $53 at 4000 Red Bank Road, Feb. 23.

MARIEMONT Arrests/citations Heather Bostic, 24, 1081 Shayler, drug possession, Feb. 19. John Smith II, 28, 6736 Murray, driving under influence, Feb. 17.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damage Window broken in vehicle at South 80, Feb. 18. Theft I-phone taken, $300 at South 80, Feb. 18.

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

Incidents/investigations Theft Male stated ID used with no authorization at Elm Avenue, Feb. 28.

Expert to try to recover missing fight footage Gannett News Service

Defense attorneys in the Withrow High School fight case will hire an expert to try to recover video evidence that they say may exonerate their client. The 14-year-old defendant is charged with aggravated trespassing, assault on a schoolteacher and felonious assault for allegedly beating up another student with the help of her mother. Surveillance video from school cameras that allegedly shows the fight, or at least portions of it, has disappeared. Magistrate Wende Cross held a hearing Wednesday on its whereabouts. Cincinnati Public Schools attorney Justin Flamm told the magistrate that CPS was unable to recover the video from the school’s security system. Although a district administrator and a school resource officer were able to watch the tape shortly after the fight occurred, they were later unable to retrieve it from the system, Flamm

said. He said the district had its in-house expert work on it and even contacted the equipment vendor for help. “CPS has taken every effort it knows how to take,” said Flamm. The magistrate granted the request of the teen’s attorney, Eric Deters, to have an outside expert try to recover the footage. Deters said after the hearing that he doesn’t believe the school district intentionally erased the footage. If the video can’t be recovered and he discovers things were improperly handled, though, he may refile a motion for sanctions against the district or police department. The video has been the subject of an ongoing public records request by The Enquirer as well. The Cincinnati Police Department turned over a twominute clip of the school entrance but said it did not have any footage of the fight. The Enquirer has also requested documentation of the district’s policies for use and reten-


tion of school surveillance footage. Also on Wednesday, the magistrate said she would appoint a new attorney to represent the teen to avoid a conflict of interest. Deters is also representing the teen’s mother, Precious Allen. The Feb. 7 fight at Withrow High School in Hyde Park initially raised questions about school security. Police held a press conference on the arrests. It was later determined that a student let Allen, her daughter and a friend, Dawn Brunner, into the school. Instead of going to the front office, the three went to a classroom where Allen and her daughter fought with a freshman girl, police say. Deters, however, said his client was attacked by the alleged victim. Allen is also facing charges. Brunner was charged with criminal trespass. The students are not being named by The Enquirer because of their age. The teenage defendant’s trial has been rescheduled for April 10.

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

COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP 5529 Raywill Court: Coy Hannah R. to Hillsdale Land Co. LLC; $75,000. 7436 Wooster Pike: Dawod Nizar T. & Najwa to Neha & Richel Inc.; $500,000. 7450 Wooster Pike: Dawod Nizar T. & Najwa to Neha & Richel Inc.; $500,000.


3224 Golden Ave.: Hilton Capital Group to Rolfes Carolyn L. & Gregory S. Jodrey; $40,000. 3517 Handman Ave.: Mork Home Lift LLC to Mork Home Lift LLC; $173,000.


1125 Rookwood Drive: Shumrick Honora F. Tr to Nelson Theodore R. & Kathryn O.; $1,220,000. 2142 East Hill Ave.: Luckenbach Rebecca L. Tr to Lepore Michael W. & Kathryn M.; $472,500. 2444 Madison Road: Schiff H. Scott Tr to Olson Marianne Tr & Randall D. Tr; $250,000. 3525 Michigan Ave.: Jeter Eleanor M. to Williamson Willard K.; $130,000. 3551 Shaw Ave.: Byer Burke & Jennifer Mcelroy to Goeke Thomas & Lucy H.; $410,000. 3615 Wilshire Ave.: Yarbrough Steva S. & Michael J. Sazama to Egli Robert W. & Casi C.; $243,000.


4918 Eastern Ave.: Levine Nathan to Dorato Kevin & Ashley; $139,000.


5538 Dunning Place: Brunst Robert T. to Peterson Daniel J.

& Krystal M.; $43,000. 6597 Buckingham Place: Asher Scott J. & Emily Sowell to Sowell Steven D. & Ann W.; $119,000. 6608 Britton Ave.: Rheude Thomas F. to Koester Kent S. II; $80,600.


7014 Hiawatha Ave.: Staffilino Joel & Sarah E. to Hagen Matthew Carlisle & Anne Kathleen Mosemille; $370,000.


517 Missouri Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Black Diamond Construction Co.; $110,000. 623 Rushton Road: Young Van An & Hiedi L. Long to Dailey Kate Helen; $549,000.


3317 Sterling Way: Budde Bradley M. & Joseph H. to Seitz Aaron P.; $175,000. 3438 Club Crest Ave.: Garrison Brian Thomas to Taylor Luke E. & Sarah E.; $175,000. 3518 Harrow Ave.: Butcher Fredrick J. & Lorraine A. to Likes Travis & Ingrid K.; $131,000. 3734 Drakewood Drive: Koppenhoefer Kirk to Plennert Britney & Nicholas Daniels; $159,620. 3881 Isabella Ave.: Castle Keep Properties LLC to Steiger Patrick A.; $189,900. 4309 Thirty-Third Ave.: Hilton Capital Group LLC to Stertz Anthony F.; $236,500.


711 Miami Ave.: Hassan John C. to Coffman Sally & David; $444,000.

Women Writing for (a) Change celebrates 21st Women Writing for (a) Change celebrated the 21st anniversary of its founding with a gala event at the Kennedy Heights Arts Center on Saturday, Nov. 3. In addition to food, music and fun, readings from participants in the organization’s writing circles and remarks by founder Mary Pierce Brosmer rounded out the evening. Terri Belford kicked off a brief program with her poem, “Circle of Women.” After an introduction by Board President Diane Debevec, a group of young women writers riveted the audience as each shared her work. Reading were Emma Burstein, Catherine Elsaesser, Emily Sullivan and Olivia Linn of Wyoming and Hannalee Goldman of Blue Ash. Women Writing for (a) Change, located in Silverton, offers writing programs for women, girls and teens, plus coed classes and outreach into the community. Classes are offered in an inclusive, non-competitive circle format, allowing for deep listening to one another's words and writing. The voice of the individual is nurtured and developed to encourage authentic self expression through the written word. Through these practices, the programs provide inspiration, discipline and a safe community within which writers can devel-

Event chair Nike Mendenhall of Symmes Township, left, Diana Wallace of downtown Cincinnati, Randy Weeks of Deer Park and Matt Wallace of downtown chat at the Women Writing for (a) Change anniversary gala. THANKS TO MARY WOOD-CONSTABLE

Terri Belford of Maineville reads per poem, "Circle of Women," at the Women Writing for (a) Change anniversary gala. THANKS TO MARY WOOD-CONSTABLE

op both skill and depth of expression. Information on Women Writing for (a) Change can be found at http:// or by calling 272-1171.

Women Writing for (a) Change Board President Diane Debevec, downtown Cincinnati resident, and Antonia Glosby of Bond Hill attend the organization's 21st anniversary gala. THANKS TO MARY WOOD-CONSTABLE

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