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Nearly 300 guests recently enjoyed “Cabaret” - Episcopal Retirement Homes’ sixth annual gala at the Hyde Park Country Club, and raised more than $100,000.

Road work starts

OAKLEY — Initial site preparation work has begun on the Kennedy Connector road project. The Kennedy Connector is an extension of Kennedy Avenue that will connect Duck Creek and Madison roads. The project is budgeted at $30 million and will extend Kennedy Avenue about half a mile. Full story, A2

St. Pat’s party A former school in Columbia Tusculum will be filled with Irish song, dance, food and more during the annual St. Patrick’s Day party Saturday, March 17. The Irish Heritage Center, 3905 Eastern Ave., opens at 11 a.m. for the celebration. “It’s a community St. Patrick’s Day event,” said co-founder Maureen Kennedy. “You don’t have to be Irish. Anyone can come as long as they like to have fun.” Full story, A3

Porsche rally set Mariemont will be the host of a new car show this fall. Resident Grant Karnes recently asked Village Council to support a Porsche rally that could grow into an annual event. Karnes, a member of the Porsche Club of America’s Ohio Valley region, said this community oriented rally could become a signature event for the club. Full story, A4

Moving forward

COLUMBIA TWP. — Officials in Columbia Township are moving forward with electric aggregation, despite a lack of public participation for its first public hearing on the matter. The township recently conducted the first of two required public hearings about electric aggregation, though no one from the public attended the meeting. The township placed the issue on the November ballot and it was approved by voters. Full story, A5

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Trellises are at the root of garden controversy By Forrest Sellers

OAKLEY — Dan Deters has a

plan to help beautify the community with vertical gardens. To achieve this he set up a number of wooden trellises in

Oakley resident Dan Deters makes a point during a recent Oakley Community Council meeting. Deters was responding to complaints from neighbors about a garden he is growing on his properties on Brownway and Minot avenues. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

front of homes that he owns in Oakley to create botanical gardens consisting of climbing roses, honeysuckle, clematis and wisteria plants. Deters operates several homes for the developmentally disabled on Brownway and Minot avenues. He said once the plants have grown they will have a therapeutic value for residents in the homes and also add an aesthetic appeal to the area. A number of residents, however, recently expressed concerns about the trellis arrangements at an Oakley Community Council meeting. Minot Avenue resident Jamey Lamb said he does not welcome looking at “two-byfour boards’ for the next few years. “What if I want to sell my house,” he said. “You have to think that will have an impact.” Minot Avenue resident Laurie Munson also had reservations saying that even once the plants started to bloom the setup could be problematic. “This is like a construction project,” she said. This could potentially look like a jungle overgrown with weeds, she said.

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Residents on Brownway and Minot avenues have objected to wooden trellises for vertical gardens that Dan Deters has installed in front of several homes he owns. They said the trellises are visually unattractive and could reduce property values. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS But Deters urged them to have patience. “It is something we should reserve judgement (on),” he said, adding that he is not violating any city regulations. “Give it time.” Joel Miller, who is a Brownway Avenue resident and pastor of the Cincinnati Mennonite Fellowship on Brownway, also recommended waiting to see how the garden develops. “I sense it is a charged emotional issue,” he said. “For our congregation it’s not a charged issue.” He said most of the visitors to his church have not even inquired about it. Oakley resident Bob Gallo argued Deters had the right to do whatever he wants with his property as long as it is not violating any city code. “You may not like it,” he said. “(However) it is his yard. You don’t own the view.” Oakley Community Council board member Tom Frey had a concern about upkeep of the garden once it is established

as well as its proximity to phone and power lines. “This is an ongoing maintenance nightmare,” he said. The number of trellises, which are in a tripod formation, was also disputed. Munson said she counted 52 of them at one point. Deters said he estimated he had about 28 trellises. Council Vice President Matt Jones said he considers Deters’ effort “a noble cause” and an attempt at public art. However, Jones said he did not consider the location an appropriate setting, adding that some might consider it “visual blight.” Council did not take any action. Council President Peter Draugelis said a dialogue had been opened with residents and that council would continue to be open for feedback on the issue. “We’re not at the point of taking a position,” he said. Deters said he would consider removal of some of the trellises if necessary.

County rejects annexation petition By Rob Dowdy

COLUMBIA TWP. — Hamilton County commissioners last week unanimously voted to reject the village of Newtown’s application for annexation of 233 acres of land in Anderson and Columbia townships. Hamilton County Commission President Greg Hartmann said the county prosecutor’s office made the suggestion to reject the annexation application. During the commissioners’ meeting, Bob Johnstone, with the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office, said the county objected to the annexation application because drawings of the proposed annexation are not complete and the county does not have materials for the village’s proposal to maintain state Route 50, also known as Wooster Pike. Doug Miller, Newtown village solicitor, said according to the annexation statute the road maintenance agreement isn’t required to be filed with the petition. Despite that, Newtown has approved measures to take over maintenance of state Route 50 and the paperwork was given to the county before the commissioners’ meeting, he said. Miller said the county’s objection about the map “shouldn’t be an issue” because there is no standard to reject the petition based on “minor defects” in the map of the area. “I’m standing here and I still don’t know what the objection is,” Miller said. Margaret Comey, legal counsel for Anderson Township, said there currently isn’t a reliable map that accurately describes the prop-

Newtown officials are attempting to annex the Little Miami Golf Center property on Newtown Road, along with several others on Wooster Pike. The golf course land is owned by the Hamilton County Park District and is located in Anderson Township. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRES

erty to be annexed. Comey said the map must be accurate, otherwise property owners wouldn’t know which jurisdiction they were in. “It’s rather incredible for me that a legal description – a map of property – would not have to be accurate,” she said. Comey said while the village passed a resolution to maintain the roadway along the properties being annexed there’s no appropriation of funds that can meet the obligation. The properties proposed to be annexed in-

clude the Hamilton County Park District’s Little Miami Golf Center and Bass Island Park on the south side of the Little Miami River in Anderson Township and Hahana Beach, 7605 Wooster Pike, and the former Heritage Restaurant, 7664 Wooster Pike, on the north side of the river in Columbia Township. Most of the acreage Newtown is attempting to annex is owned by the Hamilton County Park District and lies in Anderson Township. The village also proposed annexation of property owned by Little Miami Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the Little Miami River, and TD Management. Newtown officials must begin the process again to seek approval of the annexation. Columbia Township Administrator Michael Lemon said, “We were pleased with the decision of the prosecutor and commissioners. We thought it was the correct decision.” However, Lemon said the commissioners’ decision will hopefully put an end to annexation attempts, and that the township can work with petitioners as well as Newtown to resolve any issues and to collaborate. “It’s a hope that with cutbacks from the state … that annexation is not the vehicle that municipalities will use to solve their financial issues,” Lemon said. “We think there are other ways to deal with our common problems than being predatory.” Despite the township’s willingness to work to prevent the annexation attempt, Lemon said Columbia Township is also preparing to continue fighting the petition.



Road project kicks off with tree removal By Forrest Sellers

OAKLEY — Initial site preparation work has begun on the Kennedy Connector road project. The Kennedy Connector is an extension of Kennedy Avenue that will connect Duck Creek and Madison roads. The project is budgeted at $30 million and will extend Kennedy Avenue about half a mile. Jared McFaddin, a sen-

ior engineer with the Cincinnati Transportation and Engineering Department, said a goal of the connector is to reduce traffic congestion along Ridge Avenue. He said the connector is also in line with some of the transportation and infrastructure improvements which are part of the Eastern Corridor Project, a planned improvement of the transportation infrastructure between downtown Cincinnati and



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western Clermont County. As part of the Kennedy Connector project, Ibsen Avenue will be realigned between Marburg and Ridge avenues. This realignment will connect Ibsen Avenue to the new Kennedy Avenue Connector. McFaddin said the initial site preparation work, which began March 6, includes the removal of trees along Ibsen Avenue. Approximately 280 trees will be removed. This portion of the project will take about two weeks. The project will then go out to bid as a contractor is selected to implement the actual road construction. McFaddin said the construction portion of the project will take about 24 months. The new connector will be five lanes including a

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a suspect accused of passing forged checks at the Remke bigg’s stores in Anderson and Columbia townships.



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center left turn-only lane and a wide curb lane which motorists will share with cyclists. A grass strip and sidewalk will also be located on both sides of the connector. Several intersections including Ibsen Avenue and Ridge Road, Ibsen Avenue and Marburg Avenue and the Barrow Avenue, Alamo Avenue and Ridge Road intersection will be improved as part of the project. Oakley Community Council member Craig Rozen said he and other council members are glad to see work on the project finally begin. “I think members of the Oakley Community Council and the Oakley community at large are glad to see Cincinnati City Council fund this development to bring better traffic flow and access to the interstates,” he said.

The suspect is described as a black man who walks with a limp and often uses a mobile cart or crutches. He has been observed entering a black, four-door sedan with a black female, police said. He passed the first

checks on Feb. 1 for $197.47 at the Columbia Township bigg’s, 3240 Highland Ave., police said. The suspect used another forged check at the Skytop Pavilion bigg’s, 5218 Beechmont Ave., for $198.91 on Feb. 19.

Police said the subject typed the name Quintin L. Henderson on the checks. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Shawn Cox, 8516000, or Crimestoppers, 352-3040.

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St. Patrick’s Day celebration is set By Lisa Wakeland

A former school in Columbia Tusculum will be filled with Irish song, dance, food and more during the annual St. Patrick’s Day party Saturday, March 17. The Irish Heritage Center, 3905 Eastern Ave., opens at 11 a.m. for the celebration. “It’s a community St. Patrick’s Day event,” said co-founder Maureen Kennedy. “You don’t have to be Irish. Anyone can come as long as they like to have fun.” Entertainment starts at 2:30 p.m., and there will be music, dancing, limericks, storytelling and more. There will be a crafts for kids and children are encouraged to dress up for a parade through the center at 5 p.m. Co-founder Kent Cov-

Local band Silver Arm will perform at the St. Patrick’s Day celebration Saturday, March 17, at the Irish Heritage Center, 3905 Eastern Ave. FILE PHOTO

Leigh Enderle is the owner of Maribelle's, which is moving from the East End to Oakley. The restaurant specializes in healthy, hormone-free food. It will be located at 3235 Madison Road and open in May. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Members of the Erickson Academy of Irish Dance will perform at the Irish Heritage Center's St. Patrick's Day celebration on Saturday, March 17. FILE PHOTO ey added that St. Patrick, Irish legend Molly Malone and Annie Moore, an Irish woman who was the first immigrant to pass through Ellis Island, will stop by to visit. The center will also have plenty of Irish fare including shepherd’s pie and soda bread, as well as other snacks such as scones and caramel squares. Covey said he’d like visitors to “experience this facility as an extension of Ireland. “We’re striving to replicate it and bringing everything together,” he said. The library will be open, and Irish Gaelic speakers will be on hand to teach guests a few

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phrases. Both the tea and pub rooms will be open, and Kennedy said they recently received their liquor license and visitors can now enjoy an Irish coffee or Jameson whiskey. This is the third St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the Irish Heritage Center and Kennedy said she feels honored to be in that building, the former McKinley public school. “We’ve done so much with the support of the community,” she said. “I hope everyone experiences the Irish hospitality. I want them to have a song in their heart and feel the Cáed Mile Fálite, a hundred thousand welcomes.”

By Forrest Sellers

OAKLEY — Restaurant owner Leigh Enderle hopes to offer a healthy new food experience to the community. Her restaurant, Maribelle’s, is moving from the East End to Oakley Centre. It will occupy a portion of Hugo, which is relocating to Mariemont. “We’re excited about being in Oakley and the opportunity to showcase what we’ve learned (at the former location),” said Enderle, who has been a resident of Oakley since 1998. Maribelle’s focuses on


antibiotic, hormone-free food, said Enderle. She said popular menu items include a four-cheese flatbread, a black bean “veggie” burger and a turkey and Brie sandwich. Enderle said chef Mike Florea will prepare nightly special entrees. Vegetarian items will also be available. Appetizers will range in price from $8 to $12, with core menu items ranging in price from $8 to $15 and the nightly specials from $25 to $30. The former Hugo restaurant will be renovated to provide more of an open space, said Enderle. The

restaurant will have a bar and dining area as well as an open kitchen. Maribelle’s will occupy the former lounge area of Hugo. Enderle said renovations will begin in early April with a grand opening sometime in May. She said she is looking forward to opening a business in Oakley. “I think people will appreciate what we are doing,” she said. “We’re excited to be part of the growth of Oakley.” The address for Maribelle’s is 3235 Madison Road.

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Mariemont will be the host of a new car show this fall. Resident Grant Karnes recently asked Village Council to support a Porsche rally that could grow into an annual event. Karnes, a member of the Porsche Club of America’s Ohio Valley region, said this community oriented rally could become a signature event for the club. “It would bring an entire collection of people into the area for the day

and would be good for businesses,” he said. “We want it to be very open and inviting to spectators and represent all facets of our club.” Karnes estimates there would be 100 to 300 Porsches on display, many lined up in the central medians along Wooster Pike and on residential streets adjacent to the square. The event is still in preliminary planning, Karnes said, and they will need to determine how to reroute traffic, as well as develop a map for the show cars and spectators.

“There is still a lot of discussion to be had,” he said. The rally would likely be in early October and proceeds would be donated to charity. Council verbally agreed to host the Porsche rally and it was placed in the Economic Development and Zoning Committee. Councilman Cortney Scheeser said he is excited about this proposal, but communication with residents is crucial, especially for those who live near the central business district where the cars will be displayed.

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Columbia Twp. seeking energy suppliers COLUMBIA TWP. — Officials in Columbia Township are moving forward with electric aggregation, despite a lack of public participation for its first public hearing on the matter. The township conducted the first of two required public hear-


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township placed the issue on the November ballot and it was approved by voters, giving the township permission to seek an aggregation program. Aggregation allows communities to join together to negotiate energy rates. The larger the pool of communities, the more competitive the rates are for residents in

those communities. Township Administrator Michael Lemon said as the township holds informational meetings, it awaits the request for proposals sent out to eight potential electricity suppliers. Those bids are expected to be opened in the coming weeks, and the township could reach a decision by its

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Mariemont High School junior Erik Flynn talks with Mariemont Elementary fifth-graders Andrew Adams, left, Avery Brinkman and Maureen Schulte about unkind actions they witness and want to ban from the school during a Jan. 11 kindness retreat at SonRise Church. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS ed with small groups to list unkind actions they’ve witnessed at school. Of the 13 common themes that emerged – exclusion, gossip and hitting – every student raised their hand when asked if they’ve been affected by these actions. Todd Hansen of Youth Frontiers, the organization that leads these sessions, said the kindness retreats help the students learn how to treat each other better. “It creates empathy for how others experience school and gives them tools to work together to create a positive atmosphere for everyone,” he said. The retreat addresses three forms of bullying – verbal, physical and silent – and emphasizes the power of words and actions.

Hansen said about 10 percent of students cause the bullying and another 10 percent are on the receiving end, but the majority of students are bystanders. “We want to motivate them to ask for something different and give them tools to use to get someone out of a tough situation,” he said. Mariemont Elementary PTO member Nan Dill was one of the parents who helped bring the kindness retreats to the school district, and Dill said she liked the program because it promoted kindness instead of being against any specific action. The age-appropriate tools help students address the situation before it gets worse, and emphasizes that students should treat each other how they want to

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Calendar survey results are online Mariemont board set to vote on March 20

By Lisa Wakeland

The Mariemont City School District is setting the calendar for two more school years. Superintendent Paul Imhoff presented the tentative calendar plan for the 2013-2014 and 20142015 school years to the Board of Education. The school district surveys faculty and parents every two years to see if preferences changed for breaks, or the beginning and end of the school year. For the most part, Imhoff said, both parents and staff agreed. “The bottom line is people

like to start toward the end of August and they like to get out in the beginning of June,” he said. Two full calendar weeks with three weekends Imhoff also was a popular option for winter break. Board member Ken White asked if exams would still take place before winter break, and Imhoff said they would for the next twoyear calendar cycle, but not for the 2012-2013 school year. The school district is renovating its two elementary schools and building a new junior high in Fairfax, and construction has pushed back the start of the upcoming school year to after Labor Day.


Survey results also show the community favors spring break at the end of the third quarter. Imhoff said previous surveys have shown a preference for spring break around Easter and Good Friday. “I do think the right way to handle the calendar is to ask our community what they prefer,” Imhoff said. “Whether you start the third week of August of the fourth week of August … it doesn’t impact our education. It’s a matter of preference.” Survey results will be posted online at, and the Board of Education is expected to vote on the calendars at its next meeting, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in the Mariemont Junior High cafeteria, 6743 Chestnut St.

The Mariemont City Schools' Board of Education is expected to vote on the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school calendar at its March meeting. A community survey shows a preference for starting in late August, ending school in early June, spring break after the end of third quarter and two full weeks for winter break. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

CCD National Merit semifinalists advance

St. Ursula Villa 4-year-old preschoolers help organize a pile of toys donated to a recent toy drive sponsored by the Parent Organization. Villa students in the Montessori and Traditional preschool programs collected new toys to donate to the Ronald McDonald House. St. Ursula Villa collected more than 100 toys. THANKS TO MARTA RUNNELS

INDIAN HILL — Each of the six Country Day National Merit semifinalists have been named finalists. They are: Audrey McCartney, of Anderson Township; Amar Mehta, of Blue Ash; Rebecca Miller, of Indian Hill; Michael Morgan, of Indian Hill; Nicholas Niedermeier, of Loveland; and Henry Pease, of Indian Hill. Of the semifinalists nationwide only 15,000 are named National Merit Finalists and compete for scholarships worth more than $34 million. In the spring, approximately 8,300 of the 15,000 finalists will receive college scholarships. The finalists were selected based on their preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qual-

Cincinnati Country Day National Merit finalists are, in front, Nicholas Niedermeier, Audrey McCartney and Mamar Mehta; and in back, Henry Pease and Michael Morgan. Not pictured is Rebecca Miller. THANKS TO PETER NIEHOFF

ifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) scores. Country Day also had four Commended Scholars: Bradley Hammoor, of

Symmes Township; Jonas Luebbers, of Madeira; Victoria MairalCruz, of Mariemont; and Adriana Ungerleider, of Symmes Township.

Eighth grade - Carter Andrews, Mikey Barrett, Ty Bucher, William Ciolino, Mollie Coates, Wilson Compton, Brennan Crowley, Noah Dill, Mackenzie Dingle, Leah Dupre, Courtney Earls, Reid Fakes, Grace Gerred, Olivia Griesmer, Brennan Hand, Madeleine Hoffer, Nicholas Kauffman, Zach Keith, Julia Long, Molly Moehring, Andrew Moeller, Nina Morgan, Katy Newman, Catherine Perry, LeeAnn Ray, Lauren Renner, Gabe Safier, Maggie Sanks, Martin Schram, Jacob Schulte, Adam Smith, Chris Spooner, Rowan Stephens, Colin Theye, Jeffrey Timmers, Chance Tudor, Bailey Vianello, Bennett Wells, Collin Widecan and Daniel Woodruff. Freshmen - Celia Ahrens, Madison Arends, Hanna Beck, Benjamin Botkin, Elizabeth Buechel, Thomas Coates, Maxwell Emish, Maeve Harrington, Morgan Hemmer, Shannon Hogan, Joseph Hu, Haley Jacobs, Zachary Jancek, Alexander Jones, Caleb Keyes, Madison LeMay, Macjilton Lewis, Connor Locke, Keirstin Mason, William Krafft, Caleb Middlebrook, Henry Motto, Ashley Moulton, Connor Osgood, Gabrielle Robb, Kendall Rottert, Gavin Smith, Carly Stelzer, Meagan Turner, Makayla Valentine, Anne Wirthlin and Audrey York. Sophomores - Eathan Baumgartner, Jason Brokamp, Megan Cash, Payton Coates, Sarah Crabtree, Allyson Croll, Keaton Crowley, Alexis Day, Catherine Donahue, Grace Fenning, Garrett Fields, Callum Fries, Andrew Hamm, Summer Harris, Ariel Harvat, William Hollyday, Caitlyn Iredale, Natalie Iredale, Dominic Klein, Cathryn Ljubisavljevic, Samuel Long, Samuel McManus, Stefanie Osborn, Luke Parker,

John Peck, Marcus Pennell, Andrew Reed, Samantha Ricketts, Kathryn Robinson, Zachery Rothert, McGuire Saffin, John Scholtz, Danny Stacy, John Stehling, Hali Taylor, Adam Theye, Samantha Vearil, Audrey Venderbush, Jonathan White and Brendan Woodruff. Juniors - Brenna Biggs, Polly Brittingham, Christopher Comisar, Olivia Cooke, Emery Cowart, Ashley Dockery, Laura Ecker, Lakmal Ekanayake, Emily Foley, Erin French, Allison Frey, Dominick Galbraith, Samantha Goheen, Kathryn Guastaferro, Jeffrey Guggenheim, Kirstyn Hippe, Emily Jackson, Connor Johns, Nicholas Jones, Kelly Kauffmann, Charles Krafft, Peter Laug, Robert Malone, Jessica Mason, Cody Miller, Katherine Miller, Claire Mongenas, Ingrid Mongenas, Alyssa Nichting, Madeline Richards, Heather Roesch, Kathleen Rottert, Julia Saxton, Matthew Stewart, Megan Stockton, Autumn Studer, Delaney Sullivan, Ryan Teghtmeyer, Taylor Urevick, William Van Hook, Clifford Wagner, Kaelin Weyer and Elysse Winget. Seniors - William Bausmith, James Beach, Morgan Beck, Sarah Bernstein, Rachael Colaw, Nicole Collins, Cole DeCamp, Griffin Donnelly, Sarah Eby, Benjamin Gorman, Erica Grant, Evan Hafley, Cassidy Hammond, Alexander Heffner, Grace Hennessee, Ella Henning, Haven Johnson, Catherine Kemper, Shelby Krimmer, Matthew Lanterman, Alexandra Lynch, Madeline McGraw, Justin Peters, Gabrielle Proffitt, Kaila Roberts, Lindsey Serraino, Nathan Wagner, Garrett Welch, Ryan Williams and Michael Wirthlin.


The following students have earned honors for the first quarter of 20112012.

Honor Roll 4.0 or higher GPA Seventh grade - Nathaniel Arington, Cohen Bailey, Erin Cash, Connor Day, Bobby Dennerll, Corinne Fanta, Emily Ferguson, Savannah Giordullo, Gordon Goodwin, Jake Goodwin, Jonathan Grissom, Gus Haffner, Grace Haffner, Jacob Herring, Lindsey Imhoff, Fiona Kane, Ellie Kapcar, Helen Kemper, AnnaClaire Lackney, Amanda Lewis, Santiago Martinez, Jack Mathis, Prescott Overbey, Nina Payiatis, Benjamin Phelan, Taylor Powers, Michael Reber, Clara Scholz, Brooke Taylor and Audrey Theye. Eighth grade - Brooks Adams, Alyssa Akiyama, Sarah Bell, Isabella Bernardini, Meg Caesar, Sadie DeCamp, Julia Dolle, Ryan Duever, Madeline Falknor, Lily Gatch, Elizabeth Geary, Hadley George, Lauren Getgey, Chase Gunner, Michelle Hacias, Lindsay Harden, Will Hobart, Nicholas Huber, Connor Jacob, Eli Koreman, Gabe Koreman, Donna Le, Charlie Manzler, Rory McGoff, Sarah Morgan, Mac Nelson, Robby Neugent, Wyatt Peterman, Natalie Popowics, Lauren Robinson, Lilith Saylor, Ellen Sayre, Addy Smythe, Spencer Stutenroth, Abby Takas, Matthew Teeters, Logan Urbanski, Jamie Westmeyer and Louise-Audrey Zenezini. Freshmen - Connor Barton, Christopher Benson, Connor Bortz, Anderson Christopher, Mary Deadrick, Micaela

Duever, Sara Gaburo, Robert Gerberick, Claire Gilmore, William Grimmer, James Grisson, Jonathan Hanley, Steven Hassey, William Hayes, Mackenzie Kaschalk, Julia Lynch, William Majchszak, Graham McCarthy, Andre Melling, Juliana Overbey, Nicholas Payiatis, Jennifer Saxton, Haley Schooler, Addison Shelley, Lindsey Siegfried, Sarah Stewart, Parker Sullivan, Samantha Telgkamp, Hunter Thiers, Madelyn Timmers, Mary Uehlin, Natalie Utt, Alexander Vago, Walker Van Hook, Haley Weston, Nicholas Weston, Gretchen Wittry and Kayla Wood. Sophomores - Scott Barter, Dylan Battison, Jonathan Bezney, Sarah BlattHerold, Nicholas Brandser, Jonathan Dietz, Ellen Dolle, Evan Doran, Olivia Erhardt, Taylor Giordullo, Kendall Harden, Audrey Helmrich, Sander Henning, Hans Hinebaugh, Allison Howe, Holly Huber, Carter Kemper, Ryden Lewis, Abigail Moreton, Nicholas Peterman, Kieran Phelan, David Quiambao, Grant Ramey, Daniel Renner, Patrick Renner and Aaron Routt. Juniors - Alec Ahrens, Alice Barnes, Paige Barrett, Daniel Bartlett, Geoffrey Bruno, Adrienne Bruggeman, Margaret Carney, Mara Coyan, Bryan Cresie, Tate DeCamp, Olivia Dierker, Sophia Erhardt, Ryan Fine, Erik Flynn, Emma Geary, Kyle Greathouse, Austin Huskey, Joshua Keyes, George Koglmeier, Asher Koreman, Nathan Kuck, Grace Lehman, Isabel Lewis, Reid Mahorney, Jack Manzler, Alice Molski, Rachel Nelson, Aubrey Reynolds, John Rolander, Madison Saffin, Emmett Saulnier, Jasmine Slavik, Neal Stehling, Quincy Taylor, Elizabeth Warren, Emma Welch

and Caraline Zack. Seniors - Blake Adams, Rebecca Adams, Katherine Arends, Meggie Bailey, Bridget Bauer, Emily Clark, Elizabeth Deadrick, Wilhelm Dietz, James Donnelly, Claire Foran, Nicholas Fries, Julia Gaburo, Grace Gardner, Karyn Georgilis, Katharine Hassey, Megan Keiser, Elizabeth Keller, Karin Long, Maxwell Long, Abigail Mathis, Connor McManus, Elizabeth McCracken, Katherine Peters, Luke Porst, Madison Reed, Hanna Reeder, Joseph Rolander, Bryan Routt, Olivia Saulnier, Jonathan Saxton, Maud Schram, Carly Schweier, Mackenzie Shelley, Jane Spooner, Braxton Stricker, Michael Weston, Mallory Widecan and Kathleen Wrayl.

Merit Roll 3.2 -3.99 GPA Seventh grade - Emma Adams, Katherine Alsfelder, Eli Bales, Skyler Barton, Dawson Battison, Drew Battison, Olivia Bernardini, Bryan Biggs, Janie Bortz, Grace Brittingham, Anna Brokamp, Wilson Bucher, Cameron Byers, Max Christopher, Jacob Crabtree, Victoria Crabtree, Ethan Crouse, Emma Dietz, Anthony Dimichele, Connor Dougherty, Courtney Dunning, Carson Fields, Neil Findley, Parker Gilmore, Adrianna Henderson, Kyle Howe, Adam Jacobs, Alcid Jacobs, Ethan Kennedy, Walker McManus, Mackenzie McNeil, William Meyer, Patrick Mileham, Kyle Nienaber, Gunnar Nixon, Clare Oberton-Vester, Samuel Rubin, Isabelle Saulnier, Charles Schooler, Tyler Scott, Hayden Seeger, Andrew Sizer, Madison Smith, Hayes Snyder, Anna Stehling, Jonathan Uchtman, Zoe Vanasse, Joseph Veeneman, Henry Wagner, Nathalie Weiss and Charles Zack.

MAR 23-25 & 31 AT THE TAFT THEATRE The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is looking for children and adults willing to cut and donate their hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths to help make real-hair wigs for women who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment. Sign up today to participate in a hair drive during the show and receive a special reward!






Fundraiser on May 2 to help Springer School

“Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” will be the theme for “A Springer Celebration! 2012,” the premier fundraising event for Springer School and Center. On May 2, the Hilton Netherland Hall of Mirrors will resemble a page from a Dr. Seuss book for an evening that will feature dinner and cocktails, auctions and raffles, and visits from Springer alumni who will share stories of the Places They’ve Gone. Local 12 WKRC-TV Sports Director Brad Jo-

hansen will return this year to serve as emcee for the evening and to preside over a live aucCooper tion. Event Chair Nancy Cooper, of Indian Hill, is the wife of Springer’s Board of Trustees President, Randy Cooper. “The loving, knowledgeable, and endlessly patient support of the Springer

staff and administration cannot be overstated,” said Cooper. “Randy and I believe Springer School and Center is a jewel in our Queen City's crown, and I look forward to helping with A Springer Celebration! so that more families can benefit from the Springer experience as we did.” Proceeds support financial aid and outreach programs. Call 871-6080 ext. 213 or visit


Mariemont Junior High School eighth-grader Ryan Duever, who plays the clarinet, is on the Ohio Music Education Association Distirct XIV Junior High Honor Band. This ensemble includes talented student musicians from schools throughout Hamilton and Clermont counties. Musicians were chosen through a selective audition process. Duever is the son of Tim and Michelle Duever of Mariemont. THANKS TO BETSY PORST


U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt nominated several students for acceptance by four military academies. THANKS TO BARRETT BRUNSMAN

33 nominated to military academies U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt has nominated 33 residents of Ohio’s Second Congressional District for acceptance by four of our nation’s military academies. At least one nominee could be accepted by each institution: U.S. Military Academy (Army) at West Point, N.Y.; U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.; U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.; and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. All members of Congress may nominate up to 10 candidates per opening. Academies usually make appointments by March 31. “They are looking for individuals who are wellrounded – academically, physically, and socially – who have demonstrated leadership qualities, community service, and a strong desire to serve in the military as an officer,” Schmidt said. A record number applied this year to be nominated by Schmidt. They were interviewed by two Naval Academy and two Air Force Academy graduates at Schmidt’s Cincinnati office. Her nominations were based on the panel’s recommendations. Schmidt held a reception Dec. 29 at her Cincinnati office to recognize the nominees and their families:

U.S. Military Academy at West Point (Army)

» Clermont County: Christopher Lau of Pierce Township, a student at Miami University.

» Hamilton County: Bradley Sweeney of Sycamore Township, a student at Sycamore High School; Eliseo Vizcaino of Sycamore Township, a student at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy; Jack Gustafson of Symmes Township, a student at Xavier University; Branden Bodnar of Anderson Township, a student at Turpin High School. » Pike County: Mark Clark of Waverly, a student at Waverly High School. Warren County: Louis Kappner of Maineville, a student at Kings High School; Gabriella Stroplos of Lebanon, a student at Lebanon High School; William Ulrich of Oregonia, a student at Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro, Va.; Nicholas Taylor of Maineville, a student at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy.

U.S. Air Force Academy

» Clermont County: John Braden Miller of Miami Township, a student at St. Xavier High School; Nicholas Twine of Stonelick Township, a student at Clermont Northeastern High School. » Hamilton County: David Berno of Cincinnati, a student at St. Xavier High School; John Dumas IV of Cincinnati, a student at St. Xavier High School; Matthew Krott of Symmes Township, a student at Indian Hill High School; Devon Burris of Cincinnati, a student at Sycamore High School; Reece Martinez of Cincinnati, a student at

Loveland High School. » Warren County: Alexander Moushey of Mason, a student at Mason High School; Jacob Gill of Mason, a student at Moeller High School; Edward Kathman of Mason, a student at Summit Country Day School.

» Delaney Lux recently made the dean’s list at DePaul University for the fall quarter. » Emily Schmitt of Hyde Park was recently named to the dean’s list for the fall semester. Schmitt is the daughter of Kacey and Mike Schmitt. » Jordan Ackerman of Hyde Park, Olivia Thomason of Cincinnati and Alexander Goheen of Mariemont were all recently named to the undergraduate honor roll for the fall semester at Southern Methodist University. Goheen was named to the

honor roll with distinction, which includes students in the top 10 percentile. » Theodore Murphy of Terrace Park was recently named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Berklee College of Music. » Michelle Laing of Hyde Park, a senior at Auburn University, was recently named to the dean’s list for the fall semester. » Emily TenEyck of Hyde Park recently was named to the dean’s list for the fall term at Washington and Lee University. » Andrew Conor Gorman of Terrace Park was recently

named to the fall semester dean’s list at Washington University. Gorman is a graduate of Mariemont High School and is enrolled in the university’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. » Brian Koch Jr. of Mariemont was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Boston University.


Andrew Ferrell Troller of Terrace Park recently received a bachelor of arts degree from Miami University during fall commencement.

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» Clermont County: William Hamiter of Union Township, a student at Moeller High School; Edward Hoffmann of Stonelick Township, who is home schooled; Henry Jentz II of Union Township, who is home schooled; Erik Shinkle of Tate Township, a student at Bethel-Tate High School; Zachary Sullivan of Miami Township, a student at Milford High School. » Hamilton County: Karah Brown of Cincinnati, a student at Walnut Hills High School; David Groh of Cincinnati, a student at St. Xavier High School; Kathleen Heinbach of Cincinnati, a student at Indian Hill High School; Tanner Huskey of Blue Ash, a student at St. Xavier High School; Thomas Wassel of Loveland, a student at Loveland High School.

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» Brown County: Holly Van Keuran of Georgetown, a student at Georgetown High School. » Clermont County: Kayla Bomske of Union Township, a student at Amelia High School; Nathaniel Adams of Milford, a student at Cincinnati Country Day School.

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Tigers take home district title By Scott Springer

HYDE PARK — For the second consecutive year, coach Tyrone Gibert’s Withrow Tigers advanced to Dayton with a chance to return to Xavier. Going into the game with Springboro March 10, Withrow was one win away from equaling last year’s record of 18-6. Minus Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference first-teamer Aaron Thomas (Florida State signee) and second-teamer Carl Porter, you could argue that last year’s Tigers were a tougher draw. Withrow started their tournament run with a 55-34 blowout of Elder, then got out of Fairfield High School with a struggle against Milford, 69-64 on Feb. 28. “My guys kind of took them lightly, looking toward Mason,” Gibert admitted. At UC’s Fifth Third Arena March 4, Withrow beat the Comets 63-57 in what some termed an upset. Gibert wasn’t one of those. “I’ve got their attention now,” Gibert said. “Our guys play better when it’s tough. Those guys have been around me three years. They know what I want.” That toughness was never needed more than Saturday night, March 10, at the University of Dayton Arena. Devin Williams, arguably the best player on the team as a 6-7 center, missed the entire week of practice leading up to the game with the flu. To make matters worse, Springboro featured 6-10 junior


Withrow took the district title at Dayton with a 50-48 win over Springboro March 10. The win advances the Tigers to Xavier's Cintas Center to play Fairfield March 14 at 8 p.m. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY

Junior Timmy Coleman wears his medal proudly after hitting the game-winning shot for Withrow March 10 at UD Arena. The Tigers beat Springboro 50-48 on a Coleman runner with 0.8 seconds left SCOTT



Maverick Morgan. Williams didn’t even start the game and was held to seven points and seven rebounds, but the Tigers won nonetheless. Junior Timmy Coleman, the only Tiger in double digits with 12, drove the lane and put in a floater with 0.8 seconds left to give Withrow another district championship in come-from-behind fashion, 50-48. Springboro had led most of the game. “It shows everybody we can win as a team,” Gibert said. “We never quit. It’s been that way all year.” The victory also showed value of persistence. Before the final minute, Coleman was having an 0-for-7 second half. “He was having a terrible day,” Gibert said. “He came into the huddle in that last minute and

ule,” Gibert said. “That’s helped us too. I don’t think anyone played a tougher schedule.”

Out all week with the flu, Withrow junior Devin Williams struggled against Springboro but scored seven points and had seven rebounds. The Tigers won at less than full capacity, 50-48 on March 10. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Summit duo paves way for district title, stellar season

Jake Davis, a 2010 graduate of The Seven Hills School and sophomore at Emory University, was recently named Emory’s “Athlete of the Week.” Davis is a starting forward on the Emory University Eagles men’s varsity

basketball team. In two recent Emory home basketball games, Davis averaged a teamhigh of 23.5 points and seven rebounds and he shot 61.5 percent from the floor. In a Feb. 3 win over Chicago, the 6-foot-5 Davis captured his University Athletic Associationleading seventh double-double of the year with a game high 26-point, 10-rebound effort. He hit 10-of-19 from the floor, including 3-of-5 from beyond the arc, in just 22 minutes of action. Emory University is ranked 18th in NCAA Division III athletics, with a record of 18-4/7-4 in UAA. Over the weekend, the team captured wins over eighth-ranked New York University and Brandeis University, in which Davis scored the game winning three point shot with three seconds left in the game. The video of the game-winning shot can be seen at: http://www.emory As a member of the Seven Hills Stingers basketball team from 2006 to 2010, Davis was a three-time first team All-State player in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and won several other awards, including the 2009 and 2010 Cincinnati Enquirer and 2009 District 16 Division IV Player of the Year. “It has been an exciting basketball season for Jake and his family,” said Willie Hill, head coach of the Seven Hills boys basketball team. “He is an incredible student athlete and I look forward to watching him continue to thrive throughout his college career.” Davis is the son of Tracy and David Davis of Indian Hill. His siblings, Nick and Anna, currently attend The Seven Hills School. His brother Max is a 2011 graduate of Seven Hills and is a freshman at Rhodes College.

Nichols and 6-10 Rozelle Nix off the bench. Nix, on the plus side of 300 pounds, provides a unique look for Withrow when Gibert goes “twin towers.” “Most people go small against us, so I can’t do that,” Gibert said. “That takes the defensive rebounding pressure off Devin so he can get a little ‘loosey-goosey’ out there.” The presence of juniors Tyler Jordan, Corey Wise and Coleman has also overshadowed last season’s personnel losses. Jordan was third on the team in scoring and rebounding (9.5 and 5.0, respectively) while Wise was fourth in scoring and played tough defense. Gibert credits his team’s offseason work and their competition for this year’s tourney run. “We played a heck of a sched-

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Seven Hills grad Davis athlete of the week


said, ‘Coach, I want to take that shot.’ I told him he was going to take that shot anyway!” Now, Withrow must prepare for more of the same when they face Fairfield March 14 at Xavier’s Cintas Center. What Withrow saw most of the year was a lot of zone and double and triple teams on the junior Williams, a highly sought-after Division I recruit. In those situations, Gibert has implored his Tigers to seize the moment. “We can’t stand around and watch Devin,” Gibert said. “We’re nine deep. We need to step up. We’re finally learning from it. When they used to do it earlier, Devin would get mad. He wouldn’t rebound. Now, he’s matured and he kicks it out.” Williams has also benefited from 6-4 leaping senior Erron

By Nick Dudukovich

Summit's Antonio Woods navigates through traffic during Summit's 50-39 win over Miami East in the district finals at UD Arena March 8. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

DAYTON — There’s an old adage that good guards can do wonders for a team come tournament time. And Summit Country Day’s backcourt is proving to be no exception to the rule. Backed by the stellar play of guards Antonio Woods of Hartwell and Kevin Johnson of Westwood, the Silver Knights’ boys basketball team earned its second straight district championship with a 50-39 win over Miami East at UD Arena March 8. It’s been a banner year for Summit Country Day, which went 19-1 during the regular season and spent most of the winter ranked second in the Associated Press’ Division III state poll. Summit head coach Michael Bradley described the duo as being the “total package.” “Obviously their talent level and speed and ability to penetrate

Summit's Kevin Johnson, left, tries to knock the ball away from a Miami East player during the Silver Knights' 50-39 district final win at UD Arena March 8. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS with strong ball-handling skills (makes Kevin and Antonio) so good,” Bradley said. “They can shoot, score, defend and dish the ball to teammates.” Johnson averaged 14.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists this season and was named the Miami Valley Conference’s Player of the Year. Woods, who plays quarterback for the football team, averaged 10.8 points and 3.6 assists. Opposing teams are also finding out the duo are just as danger-

The Summit Silver Knights defeated Miami East in the Division III district basketball championship 50-39 at the University of Dayton Arena. Players, from left, are: Brett Tepe, David Herring, Marshall Sang, Armand Walker, head coach Michael Bradley (back), Jake Rawlings, Mike Barwick, Matt Frey (back, hidden), Antonio Woods, Tommy Kreyenhagen, Joey Kreyenhagen, Kevin Johnson, Holden Hertzel and assistant coach Pat Cosgrove. THANKS TO DARREN WEIGL

ous without the ball as they are with it. When Woods brings the ball up the floor, Johnson can wreak havoc coming off baseline screens All the movement can wear on opposing defenders. “They are fast and they tire out the opposing players who are guarding them,” Bradley said. “We are finding that (opposing) defenses are wearing down.” Johnson and Woods also create shots for their teammates. Their ability to penetrate and move without the ball draws defenders, creating opportunities for post players Michael Barwick and Holden Hertzel. The duo combined for 17.4 points and 11.5 rebounds per game. “(Those) guys are reaping the benefits of Antonio and Kevin getting double-teamed,” Bradley said. “To have guards that have the ability to penetrate and create is a big plus for the rest of the team.” Summit resumes postseason play in the regional semifinals against Versailles at Kettering Fairmont’s Trent Arena March 14. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m.




Sportsman of the Year coming

» The time is coming for readers to nominate athletes for your newspaper’s 2012 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year, the fourth-annual online contest conducted by the Eastern Hill Journal. Start thinking about which of your school’s junior or senior standout athletes have displayed the highest of qualities in the classroom, on the field/ court and in their communities. The nomination forms will be online at from April 2-16. Voting will take place

online from April 30-May 18. Nearly 270,000 people voted on last year’s 35 winners, nominated and chosen by fans in their communities, who were then featured in a mid-June issue. Any questions can be directed to Melanie Laughman at mlaughman@ or 248-7573.

Seven Hills coach feted

» Tim Drew, girls and boys varsity tennis coach at The Seven Hills School, was recently recognized by the Ohio High School Athletic Association and the Ohio Tennis Coaches Association with the Sportsmanship and Integrity Award for tennis in the

state of Ohio. To receive the Sportsmanship and Integrity Award, an honoree must exhibit good sportsmanship, serve as a positive role model, reflect a high level of ethics and integrity in dealing with high school sports, demonstrate positive values and contribute to the well-being of others. Drew has been coaching boys and girls tennis and teaching science at Seven Hills for 23 years, achieving records of 260-125 for the girls and 313-86 for the boys. During his tenure, he has been named Miami Valley Conference Coach of the Year 16 times and city Coach of the Year five times. Five of his players went on to play Division I college tennis and he’s

coached teams to the final four in DII Team Tennis for three of the last four school years. He also served as vice president of the Greater Cincinnati Tennis Coaches Association for 12 years and president for two. “Tim exemplifies the values and standards we set for our athletes at Seven Hills,” Assistant Athletic Director Brian Phelps said. “His commitment to our tennis program and his passion for the game is longstanding and he is more than deserving of such a high honor.” Drew and his wife, Angie, have two children at Seven Hills, Caitlin and Callie. The family resides in Kennedy Heights.

Eagles’ win streak ends at 18 By Scott Springer

CINCINNATI — After 18 straight wins, the Walnut Hills boys basketball season came to a close March 4 with a 69-64 loss to Princeton at the University of Cincinnati’s Fifth Third Arena. The Eagles hadn’t lost since dropping a 47-39 overtime contest at Milford Dec. 9. Making the loss even more painful was that Walnut Hills led the game 51-41 with 2:11 left in the third quarter. When Princeton’s Deion Isham nailed a three-pointer as the third period ended to cut the lead to four, the tide began to turn. “After we got a 10-point lead, we started getting careless with the ball,” Eagles coach Robert Moman said. “They’re a transition team and they scored a lot in transition off of our turnovers.” Just as the Walnut Hills football team made history with George Kontsis in the fall, Moman’s men made new marks on the hardwood. After a tough sectional final defeat, that glory couldn’t ease the immediate pain. “We won the conference, had the longest win streak, broke the school record for most wins, but it still hurts,” Moman said. “They’re down right now, but they’re competitors. They had a great season, but right now all they know is they’re not sectional champs and they don’t get to practice tomorrow.” Walnut Hills pivot Isaiah Johnson had a representative game of 16 points and 10 rebounds, but had to tangle with Princeton’s 6-7 De’Arius Young who outscored him by one. With 1:12 left in the battle of heavyweights, Johnson fouled out. “This is the first game he’s fouled out of,” Moman said. “They (Princeton)

Isaiah Johnson of Walnut Hills (No. 23) deflects a shot March 4 against Princeton at UC's Fifth Third Arena. The Vikings eliminated the Eagles with a 69-64 win. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

shot 34 free throws and that’s the most anyone’s shot against us all season.” The Vikings also won the turnover battle, outscoring the Eagles 22-14 on points off Eagle errors. Though their next game is over eight months away, Moman will likely point to this loss again. “Hopefully, this is a great learning experience for us in how to close out games,” Moman said. “Princeton’s in a tough conference and they’ve been in a lot of dog fights like this. I think we’ll learn from it and we’ll get better.” On the bright side of things, many of the Eagles return next season. Seven of Moman’s11varsity players were juniors, including the diminutive, but dangerous Khari Burton.

Burton lit up the Vikings for 17 points off the bench March 4, just as he had done many times during the season to other opponents. The 5-6 guard will likely be a starter next fall. “Next year is a new year and a new team,” Moman said. “This year he just really embraced his role of being the super sub. That’s huge to have a guy come off the bench with his change of pace.” Johnson also returns in the middle, where his 6-9, 275-pound frame is hard to guard. While Johnson is adding football suitors by the minute (he plays defensive line for the Eagles), Moman would like to see him streamline his body for basketball. “He has to get in better condition and he’ll be alright,” Moman said.

Walnut Hills senior Carlitos Anderson, No. 12, approaches Princeton's Dorian Jordan, No. 2, with the ball March 4 at UC's Fifth Third Arena. Anderson and the Eagles fell to the Vikings 69-64. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Though Johnson has generated a lot of interest in football, his first choice is basketball. He has some Mid-American Conference offers and his “dream school” is West Virginia. As usual, he didn’t go unnoticed in the sectional final. “There were a few schools out there looking at him,” Moman said. Walnut Hills finished the season 19-3 with a 15-1 record in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference, where they were East division champions.

Reds sponsor 25-game showcase By James Weber

Showcase events are commonplace in football and basketball. Similar events for baseball are harder to come by, but that is changing in an ambitious way this season. The inaugural Reds Futures High School Showcase presented by PNC will take place March 24 through April 2. Fifty teams from Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky will take part in a 25-game extravaganza at local ballparks. The weeklong affair leads up to the last preseason game for the Cincinnati Reds, the Reds vs. Futures Spring Showcase April 3 at Great American Ball Park. Players from the 50 participating teams will be invited to join the Reds players on the field during pregame festivities. It is meant to be comparable to the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown, the opening-week football series in the fall. “It’s great to finally be able to stage an event like this for high school baseball in this area,” said Tom Gamble, president of InGame Sports, managing the event for the Reds. Many of the area’s top baseball facilities will be spotlighted, including Midland Field in Clermont County, Prasco Park in Mason, and Simon Kenton High School in Independence.. Most of the games are league matchups or natural rivalries, highlighted by a Greater Catholic League doubleheader at UC March 28, and 10 teams from the Greater Miami Conference hooking up from March 26-28 at Prasco Park. Clark Montessori athletic director Steve Castator’s baseball team will face his former school, Walnut Hills, on March 24. “There is no better time of the year than the start of baseball in the city of Cincinnati,” he said. “We do have some of the best high school baseball here in the Midwest, if not the entire country.”


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Super PACs corrupting American politics In this presidential election cycle, we are experiencing, for the first time, the influence of Super PACs. They can raise as much money as they want. They can spend as much money as they want Super PACs exist because of Citizens United, the U.S. Supreme Court's 2010 ruling against limits on spending by independent political action committees. The court said that as long as these committees were independent and didn't give money to candidates, they had no limit at all on what they could spend based on the principle of free speech. Candidates are allowed to fund raise for these supposedly wholly independent committees. Close aides, fundraisers, and relatives of the candidates run the Super PACs. The court did not anticipate the extent to which PAC spending is closely

tied to the candidates. U.S. Sen. John McCain blasted the Supreme Court's Citizen United decision Richard which has givSchwab en rise to the COMMUNITY PRESS Super PACs and allows GUEST COLUMNIST corporations to funnel as much money as they'd like into our elections. Sen. McCain (who has been a long time advocate for campaign finance reform) said the court's ruling was, "one of the worst decisions I have ever seen." He went on to say, "I predict to you that there will be huge scandals associated with this huge flood of money." Restore Our Future, a Super PAC supporting former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney; Make Us Greater Again, a Super

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PAC supporting Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and Winning Our Future, a Super Pac supporting former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, have already spent millions on predominantly negative attack adds and have had a significant impact on the Republican presidential nomination process. A Super PAC has been established to support President Barack Obama's re-election.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question Would allowing school officials and staff to carry guns prevent incidents such as the shootings in Chardon?

“No one really knows whether arming school officials and staff would prevent shootings like this. A determined, disturbed student who is intent on shooting people in school would most likely be able to carry out at least some of his plans. An armed teacher or staff member might be able to minimize the impact of such an attack, but probably not prevent it completely, since the school representative would still require time to get to his weapon. More diligence in monitoring strange behavior on the part of students would probably be more effective than arming the staff.” Bill B. “All CCW permit holders, not just school officials, should be allowed to carry firearms in schools, churches and college campuses. These are the places where docile, passive, defenseless, unarmed victims are often targeted. The possibility of someone shooting back may cause the perpetrator to think twice before launching an attack. In addition, an armed response to a shooter could save the lives of additional victims. “Tragedies such as the Chardon shooting can never be fully prevented, but by providing citizens the possibility of fighting back, perhaps a few additional innocent lives could be spared.” R.W.J. “During the incident at Chardon, many students were in danger from one student, and if you allow teachers, custodians, and other staff embers to intervene with a weapon in this type of situation, it would just escalate. “School staff are NOT trained in hostage situations, and will not know when to shoot the offender. You have to consider the circumstances and just pointing a gun and firing will most likely kill innocent hostages and you may or or may not hit your intended target. Secure the area, call 911, and let the pros handle it!” O.H.R. “There are very few situa-

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tions where carrying a weapon will prevent anything unless you carry it in the open where the potential assailant can see that you are armed and decide to attack someone else. Having a weapon available allows you to respond to the situation and possibly limit the damage by confronting the assailant and causing them to stop their assault. In this situation, even that would have been limited. It is vey unlikely that an armed educator could have shot the suspect in a crowded room without endangering those being defended. The situation developed so quickly that the only response would have been to shoot the assailant after he had already shot others. At present, this is all a moot point because a school is one of those places like a courthouse or police station where even someone with a concealed carry permit is not allowed to carry a gun. I know because I am a gun owner and an OH concealed carry permit holder. Arming educators is not the answer.” F.S.D. “Can you imagine firing on a 9 year old? No. Nothing wrong with passing through a metal detector, though. Like hitting a baseball, if you haven't grown up shooting guns, you can't be trained about the nuances.” K.P. “No. Of course not. Anyone who pays attention knows that guns solicit violence. That is what happened here, of course. “Kids with all the emotional issues of being a teen-ager see guns laying around, and they compound their angst with liferuining spur-of-the-moment decisions. Sort of like most of the rest of gun violence. If the shooter's idiot grandfather hadn't left the gun laying in the barn the three victims would have been alive today. And anyone who



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disputes this simple logic is complicit in the murder. Because that is how gun violence happens. All the garbage about protection is based on a paranoid view of the prevalence of violence, and has little to do with real life. If our children go to school and see guns, they are going to spend an enormous amount of time thinking about guns. I wish we could sacrifice a few lives by running an experiment. Maybe the Texans are dumb enough to try it. If they do we ought to make sure we track the data.” N.F. “One or two trained personnel in each building should have access to a weapon. This could be someone in administration or maintenance. This could prevent a minor tragedy from turning into a Columbine. This is just common sense.” T.H. “Absolutely NO. There are too many guns in this country already and the cause of so many unnecessary injuries and deaths. I say, get rid of all the guns, no one NEEDS a gun. It will save lives.” E.E.C. “I don’t know how having a degree in English would qualify someone to carry a gun at school. I don’t put teachers on a pedestal and think that they don't have the same problems as the average American. I have seen enough bad behavior in teachers over the year to know we can't trust them enough to be armed in school.” D.D. “No! When a prepared person enters a building or room with a loaded gun and the safety off he has control - think about how the police and military train. It is a myth that being armed yourself will do much good if your weapon is concealed and the safety on. Psychologically you may feel protected, but really? “I know we have a right to bear arms, and I enjoy venison too much to ban them, but in an urban environment, where most of us live today, they really have no place. We have rights to lots of things, we don't always have to exercise those rights.” D.R.

In addition, there are dozens upon dozens of Super PACs that will be supporting or attacking congressional candidates. This presidential election year will be a corrosive year because of the toxic influence of Super PACs. People are going to be offended on all sides - conservatives, moderates, and liberals - to see how these PACs taint and change America's electoral

process. The Supreme Court was wrong in thinking you could have independent spending that was going to be totally independent of candidates. If it's wholly independent, it can't be corrupting. Problem is when someone gives $5 million to Winning Our Future, Newt Gingrich knows exactly who it is. The Supreme Court's narrow decision, where they voted 5-4 to say corporations are people and money is speech, needs to be reversed or scaled back. Money is not speech; money can stifle speech. Corporations are important, but they're not people. Richard O. Schwab was formerly associate head of school, and middle school head, Cincinnati Country Day School. He is currently neighborhood team leader, Glendale Organizing For America Community Team (

Colorectal cancer is preventable In effort to raise awareness to colorectal cancer the physicians of Gastroenterology Consultants of Greater Cincinnati want to educate the community on the importance of colon cancer screenings. In observation of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month celebrated throughout March, Gastroenterology Consultants of Greater Cincinnati want to spread the message that colon cancer is preventable, treatable, and beatable. Colorectal cancer is the No. 2 cancer killer in the United States, yet it is one of the most preventable types of cancer. Charles Schultz, creator of “Peanuts,” Audrey Hepburn, Milton Berle, Vince Lombardi and Jackie Gleason all died of colon cancer. However when detected early it is often curable. Colorectal cancer is most common after age 50, but it can strike at younger ages. Lifetime risk of colon cancer is equal in men and women. Many colorectal cancers produce no symptoms. That is why screening is so important. Some symptoms, such as abdominal pain, blood in the stool, or a change in bowel habits, should prompt a visit to your doctor. Most colon cancers develop from polyps, which are abnormal growths in the colon. If polyps grow unnoticed and are not removed, they may become cancerous. Screening tests, such as colonoscopy, find precancerous polyps so they can be removed before they turn into cancer. It is estimated that 75-90 percent of colorectal cancer can be avoided through early detection and removal of pre-cancerous polyps. “It is so important to be screened”, says Dr. Nav Grandhi of Gastroenterology Consultants. A person’s lifetime risk of developing colon cancer is about 5 percent. With screening we can reduce dying from colon cancer by about 53 percent. Colonoscopy is the preferred test for colorectal cancer prevention. During this test you will be asked to drink a

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laxative the night before the procedure to clean out your large intestine. During the exam patients Dr. Allan Peck are sedated COMMUNITY PRESS and do not feel GUEST COLUMNIST any discomfort. A flexible lighted tube is inserted into the anus and with the use of a video image the physician can identify any abnormalities. Polyps are then removed during the procedure. Colonoscopy screening should be started at age 50 in most people or 45 for African –Americans (since they are at higher risk). If you have a family member with colon cancer diagnosed at an age less than 60 then screening should begin at age 40. If you family member was less than 50 screening begins 10 years before the age they were diagnosed. There are several things patients can do to prevent colon cancer. These include high physical activity, high fiber diet, high fruit and vegetable intake, maintaining a healthy weight and not smoking. With 12 physicians and one nurse practitioner Gastroenterology Consultants of Greater Cincinnati provide a full spectrum of gastroenterology and hepatology services to Cincinnati and Southwest Indiana. Our gastroenterologists provide high-quality and cost effective care, maintain superior physician-patient relationships, and offer advanced technologies, not only in treatment but in disease prevention and screening. For further information regarding Gastroenterology Consultants of Greater Cincinnati please contact us at 513-794-5600 or visit our website at Dr. Allan Peck is certified by the American Board of Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine, National Board of Medical Examiners and is chair of Bethesda Hospital’s Nutritional Committee.

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Father Steve Cuff enjoys the Episcopal Retirement Homes recent gala with Diane Shilt and Marjorie P. Lee resident Vickie Thompson. THANKS TO MEGAN KRON

Gala raises $100K for older adults

Nearly 300 guests recently enjoyed “Cabaret” - Episcopal Retirement Homes’ sixth annual gala at the Hyde Park Country Club. The event raised more than $100,000. “Cabaret” benefits Episcopal Retirement Homes’ annual fund—the Good Samaritan Mission—which helps to improve the lives of older adults throughout Southern Ohio. The fund provides money for

resident financial aid, chaplaincy programs, and outreach programs such as Deupree Meals on Wheels and Parish Health Ministry. The Good Samaritan Mission enables Episcopal Retirement Homes to keep its promise never to ask a resident to leave an Episcopal Retirement Homes community for financial reasons. Mary Ellen Tanner, along with her three-piece band, delighted attendees with jazz standards and the décor and “flapper

girls” made it a night to remember. The evening began with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails and continued with a gourmet dinner, silent auction, wine raffle, and dancing to the music of the band. Linda Stetson, a member of the gala committee and Episcopal Retirement Homes board of directors, said, “I thought the gala was great! My guests thoroughly enjoyed the evening.” Episcopal Retirement Homes

owns and operates two retirement communities located in Hyde Park, Deupree House and Marjorie P. Lee, and manages several affordable housing communities throughout Southern Ohio. Episcopal Retirement Homes also provides services to the community such as Parish Health Ministry, Deupree Meals on Wheels and Living Well Senior Solutions geriatric care management.

Harriett Krumpelman and Victor deLorenzo, Deupree House residents and wine raffle residents, enjoy the evening at the Episcopal Retirement Home gala. THANKS TO MEGAN KRON

Steve Smith, of Model Group, attends the Episcopal Retirement Home gala his wife, Michelle. THANKS TO MEGAN KRON Digi and Mike Schueler and Jen and Keith Clonch of Henkle Shueler attend the Episcopal Retirement Community annual gala.

Flappers Jill Ducro, Lauren Myers and Hayley Parker help with the silent auction and wine raffle at the Episcopal Retirement Home gala. THANKS TO MEGAN KRON Episcopal Retirement Home President and CEO Doug Spitler, Richard Perry of PNC and Trish Martindell, chair of Episcopal Retirement Homes’ board of directors attend the Episcopal Retirement Home annual gala. THANKS TO MEGAN KRON


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, MARCH 15 Art Exhibits Uniquely Ukraine: Paintings by David Miretsky and Svetlana Derenshuk, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 2005 1/2 Madison Road, Two of the great artistic traditions coming from Ukraine’s history are icon and miniature painting. Recent decades produced talented masters who mix colorful palettes with unconventional imagery and human forms. Exhibit includes intimate miniature paintings by Miretsky and contemporary folk paintings by Derenshuk. Free. 321-5200; events/101102466678775. O’Bryonville.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. Through Aug. 2. 379-4900. Anderson Township.

Garden Clubs Cincinnati African Violet Society Meeting, 7-9 p.m., New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave., Free. Presented by Cincinnati African Violet Society. 859-240-9057. Anderson Township.

Literary - Libraries St. Patrick’s Day Beaded Safety Pins, 4-5 p.m., Mariemont Branch Library, 3810 Pocahontas Ave., Make St. Patrick’s Day design with beads and safety pins. Sponsored by the Kersten Fund. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4467. Mariemont.

Music - Concerts Acoustic Hot Tuna, 8 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, With Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady. Rescheduled from Aug. 9 show. $30, $25 advance. 731-8000; Oakley.

On Stage - Theater Cole, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Revue devised by Benny Green and Alan Strachan and directed by John Langley. Story of Cole Porter’s life: from Yale to Paris to Manhattan to Broadway to Hollywood. Musical tribute to the King of Musicals includes such hit tunes as “I Love Paris,” “Take Me Back to Manhattan,” “Love for Sale,” “Night and Day” and “I Get a Kick Out of You.” $17. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

FRIDAY, MARCH 16 Art Exhibits Uniquely Ukraine: Paintings by David Miretsky and Svetlana Derenshuk, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; events/101102466678775. O’Bryonville.

Business Seminars Job Search Learning Labs, 1-2:45 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. Through Dec. 14. 474-3100; Anderson Township.

Clubs & Organizations

Mended Little Hearts Cincinnati Meeting, 7 p.m., Child Focus, 551 Cincinnati-Batavia Pike, Support group for families affected by No. 1 birth defect: congenital heart defects. 1 in 100 babies is born with this birth defect. Child care available with advance registration. RSVP: Presented by Mended Little Hearts Cincinnati. 688-8280. Union Township.

Dining Events Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Fish Fry, 4:30-7 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., Cafeteria. Fried or baked fish, shrimp Caesar salad and cheese pizza dinners with sides, drinks and dessert. Carryout available. $7, $6 seniors, $4 children. 388-0031 carryout. Anderson Township. St. Cecilia Lenten Fish Fry and Bake, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. Cecilia Church, 3105 Madison Road, School Cafeteria. Fried and baked fish and shrimp dinners, fried fish sandwich, cheese pizza, fries, baked potato, green beans, salad, onion rings, mushrooms, applesauce and coleslaw. Desserts and carryout available. Free parking behind church. Dinners $6.50-$8.50. Individual items 50 cents-$7.50. Presented by St. Cecilia Parish. 871-5757; Oakley. Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., Cardinal Pacelli School, 927 Ellison Ave., Cafeteria and gymnasium. Fried cod, shrimp Caesar salad, clam chowder, coleslaw, French fries, vegetables, pizza, homemade macaroni and cheese, fresh fruit, dessert and beverages. Eat in or carryout. $9, $6 seniors, $4 grades K-6, free for preschoolers. Presented by Our Lord Christ the King Church. 321-4121; Mount Lookout. Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., American Legion Post 72, 497 Old Ohio 74, Fish platter for $6.95, shrimp platter for $6.95, fish sandwich for $5.75, order of shrimp for $5.75, macaroni and cheese and fries for $1.50, coleslaw for $1.25 and dessert for 75 cents. Baked fish also available. Patters include french fries or macaroni and cheese, coleslaw and a non-alcoholic drink. Carryout available. 528-9909. Mount Carmel. Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., Guardian Angels Parish Center, 6539 Beechmont Ave., Undercroft, Cafeteria. Fried and baked fish, shrimp, crab cakes, pizza, macaroni and cheese, fries, rice, green beans, cheese sticks, jalapeno poppers, back sale and refreshments. $1.50-$8. Presented by Guardian Angels School. 231-7440. Mount Washington. Fish Fry, 5-9:30 p.m., Mount Carmel Social Club, 704 Old Ohio 74, Haddock, cod, shrimp and chicken platters. All side dishes are homemade: coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, hush puppies and french fries. Dine in or carryout. $7. 383-1178; Union Township. Wine and Hors D’oeuvres Tasting Event, 3-7 p.m., The Fresh Market-Oakley, 3088 Madison Road, Sampling gourmet appetizers and desserts along with signature wines. Ages 21 and up. $4. Presented by The Fresh Market. 533--2600. Oakley.

Drink Tastings Wine Tasting, 6-8 p.m., The Wine Merchant, 3972 Edwards Road, Romancing the Rhone: eight wines from the Rhone Valley in France. Light bites from

Tostado’s Grill. $25, $20 advance. 731-1515; Oakley. Wine Tasting, 6-8 p.m., Remkebigg’s Hyde Park, 3872 Paxton Ave., Blind tasting of Irish cream. $5 for five samples and snacks from deli and bakery. 619-5454. Oakley. Wine Tasting, 6-8 p.m., Remkebigg’s at Skytop, 5218 Beechmont Ave., Sample wines, cheeses, fresh fruit and deli specialties selected by our wine specialist. Ages 21 and up. $5. 231-0606. Mount Washington.

Health / Wellness Yoga, a Benefit to Your Health at Any Age, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., The Kenwood by Senior Star, 5435 Kenwood Road, Luncheon and lecture presented by Joan Riemar of YogahOMe in Mariemont. Riemar discusses health benefits of yoga in your daily routine and demonstrates various yoga techniques. Registration at 11:30 a.m. Lunch at noon. Program begins 12:45 p.m. Includes giveaways. Free. Reservations required. 223-3921; Madisonville.

Music - Rock The Remains, 8 p.m.-midnight, Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave., 871-6789; Mount Lookout. Waiting on Ben, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Latitudes Beechmont, 7454 Beechmont Ave., 827-9146. Anderson Township. Midnight Special and Cincinnati Sinners, 9 p.m., Inner Circle, 4343 Kellogg Ave., $5. 321-0220; East End.

On Stage - Theater Cole, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

SATURDAY, MARCH 17 Art & Craft Classes March Family Open House: Mini Sun Catchers, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Open to students of all ages. Theme: St. Patrick’s Day. Family friendly. $15. Registration required. Through March 31. 321-0206; Oakley. Ukrainian Egg Decorating Class, 9:30-11 a.m., Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road, Learn age-old technique of waxing Ukrainian eggs. Bring six uncooked eggs. Free. 752-8539; Anderson Township. Kids+Me: Portraits, 1-3 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Create one-of-a-kind fused glass portraits of yourselves or each other. No experience necessary. Family friendly. $30. Registration required. 321-0206. Oakley.

Art Exhibits Uniquely Ukraine: Paintings by David Miretsky and Svetlana Derenshuk, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; events/101102466678775. O’Bryonville. Just Add Water, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Gallery. Works of artists in Nancy Nordloh Neville’s painting class. Free. Through March 25. 272-3700; Mariemont.

a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.

Health / Wellness Diabetes Conversation Maps Sessions, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, 4460 Red Bank Road, Suite 100, Theme: A1c and blood glucose numbers. Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. Family friendly. $30 for four sessions; $10 per session. 271-5111. Madisonville.

Holiday - St. Patrick’s Day Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, 11 a.m., Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati, 3905 Eastern Ave., Entertainment begins at 2:30 p.m. Dancing, music, Irish harpfiddle sing a longs, children’s room, food, drink, exhibit of Irish art by local and Irish artists available for viewing and more. One or two adults, two or more children: $20, $15 advance; $7, $5 advance; free center members. 533-0100; Linwood.

Literary - Libraries The Snakes of St. Patrick, 11 a.m.-noon, Mariemont Branch Library, 3810 Pocahontas Ave., Get up close and personal with snakes. Naturalist from the Hamilton County Parks District brings some slithery specimens. Sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4467. Mariemont.

Literary - Story Times St. Patrick’s Day Story Time, 11:30 a.m.-noon, Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Stories and surprises. Ages -1-1. Free. 7312665. Oakley.

Music - Concerts Reverend Horton Heat, 8 p.m. With Larry and his flask and Goddamned Gallows., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, $20, plus fees. 731-8000; Oakley.


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Eve Center Cupcakes and Cocktails II, 7-10:30 p.m., Ivy Hills Country Club, 7711 Ivy Hills Blvd., Evening designed to pamper women with fashion, philanthropy, hors d’oeuvres, specialty mixed cocktails, and cupcakes from Sugar Cupcakery. Benefits Eve Center. Women ages 21 and up. $40. Registration required. Presented by Eve Center. 985-9959; Newtown.

Club Tequilas: Sabado Noche Movimiento, 9:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m., Inner Circle, 4343 Kellogg Ave., Mix of Latin music by DJ Tavo. Ladies free before 11 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $10. 321-0220; East End.

Dining Events Wine and Hors D’oeuvres Tasting Event, 3-7 p.m., The Fresh Market-Oakley, $4. 533-2600. Oakley.

Nature Signs of Spring Hike, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Meet at the Seasongood Nature Center for a casual stroll in search of wildflowers and other natural spring beauty. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. 9:30-10:45 a.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Book discussion group. Room 206. Family friendly. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. Through March 31. 583-1248. Hyde Park.

SUNDAY, MARCH 18 Art Exhibits Just Add Water, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Exhibits Remembering the 1937 Flood Exhibit, 1-4 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, History Room, Lower Atrium. Story of the 1937 flood through a special exhibit based on scrapbooks and photos kept by Anderson Township families. Explore township history through photos, hands-on exhibits and artifacts. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Historical Society. Through April 29. 231-2114. Anderson Township.

On the Same Page Book Discussion, 6 p.m., Madisonville Branch Library, 4830 Whetsel Ave., Read and discuss this year’s On the Same Page title, “The Submission,” by Amy Waldman. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6029. Madisonville. Third Monday Book Club, 7 p.m., Anderson Township Branch Library, 7450 State Road, Read and discuss this year’s On the Same Page title, “The Submission,” by Amy Waldman. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6030. Anderson Township.

Music - Blues Sonny Moorman Group, 7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m., Anderson Bar and Grill, 8060 Beechmont Ave., $5. 474-2212. Anderson Township.

TUESDAY, MARCH 20 Art & Craft Classes Coldworking 101, 5-7 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Learn basic cold working skills necessary to cut, grind, shape and polish glass projects. $50. Registration required. 321-0206; classes/parms/1/class/coldworking_101.html. Oakley. Make & Bake: Channel Plate, 5-7 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Design and create 5-by-17 channel plate. $65. Registration required. 321-0206; parms/1/class/make_bake_channel_plate.html. Oakley.

On Stage - Theater Cole, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., United Church of Christ in Oakley, 4100 Taylor Ave., Twelve-step group. Family friendly. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 231-0733. Oakley.

MONDAY, MARCH 19 Art & Craft Classes Kids+Me: Bowls, 4:30-6 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Students learn about and experiment with range of Bullseye accessory glass to design and create their own 5.5-inch bowl. No experience necessary. Family friendly. $30. Registration required. 321-0206. Oakley.


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Ron Purdon Jazz Ensemble, 6:30-9 p.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Jazz and big band compositions. $5. Presented by Hyde Park Singles. 2641468. Hyde Park.

Cole, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Wine Tasting, 3-6 p.m., The Wine Merchant, Daily Tasting Bar: 50 cents per taste. 731-1515; Oakley.

p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.

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Balanced Budget Amendment Kickoff, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Oakley Community Center, 3882 Paxton Ave., Free. Presented by Cincinnati East Tea Party. 321-6112; events. Oakley.

Drink Tastings The McGing Irish Dancers will perform during a St. Patrick's Day Celebration of Song and Dance downtown at the main library, 800 Vine St. Foley Road also will appear. The celebration is 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16. For more information call 369-6900 or visit MEG VOGEL/STAFF

Children can enter into a Dr. Seuss tent with life-sized scenery and help hang up characters and images from Dr. Seuss' story "The Lorax" as it is read at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at Mariemont Branch Library, 3810 Pocahontas Ave., Mariemont. Registration is required. To register, call 369-4467, or visit THANKS TO MALTON GALLERY

Art Exhibits Uniquely Ukraine: Paintings by David Miretsky and Svetlana Derenshuk, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; events/101102466678775. O’Bryonville.

Literary - Libraries The Lorax, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Mariemont Branch Library, 3810 Pocahontas Ave., Children enter into a Dr. Seuss tent with lifesized scenery and help to hang up characters and images from the story as it is being read. Gwen Roth from the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation district gets a little help from Dr. Seuss to teach how behavior affects everything around us. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4467. Mariemont.



Cream horn recipe offers different filling choices Life here on our little patch of heaven is never boring. We were splitting logs yesterday when I spied something hanging loosely curled in between two rows of wood. I was stacking more wood next to those rows and there it was: a snake. In less than 3 seconds, I shrieked, threw the wood from my arms onto the ground and bolted. My husband, Frank, who couldn’t hear the shriek over the wood splitter but did see me bolt, asked what was wrong. I pointed to the snake. He laughed – it wasn’t a snake at all but simply the skin. Made no difference to me. I can tolerate a lot of God’s creatures, but the snake or its skin is not one of them.

Pasta with clam sauce

For John, who wanted a recipe that doesn’t use white wine. 12 oz. linguine or spaghetti, cooked and kept warm 1 tablespoon minced garlic or more to taste 1 ⁄3 cup olive oil, or bit more if needed Red pepper flakes to taste 3-5 anchovies, chopped very fine 2 6.5 oz. cans clams with liquid Chopped fresh parsley or handful of spinach, chopped Parmesan cheese

Sauté garlic and red pepper flakes in olive oil over medium heat just until garlic is fragrant; don’t let it get dark and burn. Add anchovies and cook until they disintegrate. Add clams and simmer until slightly reduced. Pour over pasta and toss. Garnish with parsley or greens and cheese.

Gale Gand’s cream horns

I have worked with this Food Network star who specializes in baking. For all of you who wanted a

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bakerytype cream horn, you’ll like Gale’s recipe. If you don’t have cream horn metal Rita cones, I’ve Heikenfeld had readers use a packRITA’S KITCHEN age of sugar cones wrapped in foil. Some also make theirs with sturdy paper wrapped in foil. No matter what kind of cones you use, spray before wrapping with pastry. I’ve given several options for the filling. 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed (if you use Pepperidge Farm pastry, which comes two to a box, thaw both of them just in case) 1 egg 1 teaspoon water Powdered sugar in a shaker

Grease 8 cream horn metal cones. Cut the puff pastry into ½-inch wide strips. Starting at the point of the cone, wind the pastry around the cone, overlapping the layers slightly to cover the cone with a spiral of pastry. Freeze in an airtight container. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. When ready to bake, whisk egg with water and lightly brush pastry with egg wash. Shake powdered sugar all over the surfaces and place them, seam side down on a parchment paper-lined sheet pan. Bake about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool on the cones. Then remove and fill the cornucopias.

Gale’s whipped cream filling 1 cup cream 1 tablespoon sugar

Whip cream with sugar until stiff, then chill. Pipe into pastry. Garnish with cascading, cut-up fruit, then dust with powdered

Quick pudding cream filling 1 3.75 oz. instant French vanilla pudding 1¼ cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup whipped cream

Prepare pudding mix according to package directions using 1¼ cup milk and vanilla, stirring until thickened. Chill. Fold in whipped cream.

Unlike many recipes, Rita’s pasta with clam sauce doesn’t use white wine. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.


Warm weather filling 1 cup Crisco 1 cup butter, softened 4 cups confectioners sugar 1½ tablespoons vanilla About 1 cup marshmallow cream

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Classic custard cream filling ⁄3 cup sugar ¼ cup cornstarch 2 egg yolks 1 cup milk 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon vanilla 1

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Donations are needed for a Passover food delivery Donations of food, money and time are needed for the 14th annual Dr. Samuel S. Rockwern Passover Delivery of Jewish Family Service. With the help of more than 120 volunteers, boxes filled with Passover food will be hand-delivered Sunday, April 1, to approximately 425 Jewish community friends and neighbors who would otherwise be unable to afford to celebrate the holiday. This project was started by a group of dedicated volunteers in 1998. “The high cost of Kosher for Passover food makes observing the weeklong holiday of Passover difficult for many low-income individuals and families,” said Beth Schwartz, executive director of Jewish Family Service. “The rising costs of medical care along with rising unemployment force many to choose between buying food and paying for other necessities such as utilities or medicine.” Each Passover box contains matzah, matzah ball soup mix, macaroons, gefilte fish, Passover candy, grape juice, nuts, apples, and a chicken dinner. Cincinnati Hebrew Day School donated the storage and

set-up facilities. Barrels have been set up throughout the community in congregations, Jewish schools, and Jewish agency lobbies to collect non-perishable foods such as matzah, matzah ball soup mix, and macaroons. A lead sponsorship cash gift from The Rockwern Charitable Foundation together with donations by individual community members help purchase fresh produce, chicken meals, and additional packaged food to make the Passover meal complete. Remke bigg’s at Highland and Ridge is also accepting cash donations for this cause. Displays with tear-off slips in denominations of $5, $10, and $20 will be available in the kosher food department and at check-out counters. Customers can present the slip to the cashier who will add the donation to their purchase. “We are determined that our Jewish friends and neighbors enjoy the Passover holiday – and every day – free from hunger,” Schwartz said. “Unfortunately, the needs continue beyond the holiday throughout the year at Jewish Family Service Food Pantry.”

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The food pantry, currently located in space donated by Golf Manor Synagogue, is the only kosher food pantry in the region. To donate your time, money, or food, contact Sandee at 513-766-3352 or Monetary donations can also be made online at

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BRIEFLY DAR to welcome doctor to meeting

The Mariemont Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, will conduct its March 17 meeting at 10:30 a.m. at The Barn, 6980 Cambridge Ave., in Mariemont. Jan Mauch, regent, will introduce the guest speaker, Dr. Todd Carter, of the University of Cincinnati, Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills. Carter’s program will include the simulation lab at UC, tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the intermediate hospital in Landstuhl, Germany. The group’s February meeting included a Tea Party with Patriots program, presented by Meg Collins, a chapter member who shared stories of the patriots in her lineage.

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Mariemont man writes book on Ten Commandments Mariemont resident Pete Zelinski recently a book titled "The Ten Commandments: What Do Two Tablets Reveal About the Life of the Spirit and the Way Toward God?" Zelinski’s self-published book covers the Ten Commandments out of their numerical order and "disassembles" the Ten Commandments to analyze the overall system. Zelinski has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Cincinnati. Go online to to buy Zelinski’s book for $14.95.

Inventor seeking votes for product Local entrepreneur and former Hyde Park resident Rick Pescovitz is hoping for asmanyvotesashecanmuster in order to get his invention, Under the Weather, a shelter for inclement weather, on shelves at Walmart stores nationwide. After years of refining the design and materials, Pescovitz just last month filled a warehouse with the final product ready to be shipped. “The timing of this contest was uncanny,” says Pescovitz. “We began talking strategy for bringing this product to market just a few months ago and when we saw an article about this contest we couldn’t help but think it was meant to be.” The contest, conducted by Walmart, is called “get on the shelf” and winners are selectedbaseduponthetotal number of votes their product receives. Voting runs


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idea,” he said. The product, a small tent large enough for a soccer chair or two small stools, is fully enclosable and see through. It has a polyurethane floor and clear PVC windows and is highly water resistant and wind proof up to 38 mph, making the inside conditions up to 30 degrees warmer than the outside in cold weather. It is also lightweight and portable, folding into a circular carry bag 23 inches in diameter and weighing 6 pounds. In addition to cold weather protection, it also provides SPF 50 sun protection. “A lot of people like the fact that you can get sun protection without having to hold an umbrella and because it is self enclosed, it’s really good for babies and toddlers, also,” Pescovitz said. Pescovitz has decades of manufacturing and importing experience having worked a promotional product company for almost 25 years. “Knowing about fabrics, specifications and having the contacts in place to convert my sketches into productwasextremelyhelpful,” he says. Of course, having three kids competing at the club soccer level also provided him with ample opportunity to “consumer test” the product, as well. “This past weekend my

Rick Pescovitz knows a little about starting a company and product development. Nearly 25 years ago he started Professional Image Apparel, a uniform company in Cincinnati, Ohio. Pescovitz is the father of three soccer players. His oldest son, Max, graduates this spring from Walnut Hills High School. He played for Cincinnati United Premier and was the 2011-2012 Southwest Ohio Player of the Year. Madeleine, 16, plays for Ohio Elite in the ECNL league traveling nationwide throughout the year and is a sophomore at St. Ursula. Anna, 12, is also at Ohio Elite and travels regionally. Pescovitz and his wife collectively have long lost count of the number of games for which they have withstood, rain, hail, sleet, snow and severe winds. Pescovitz’s wife, Kelly, has just one regret about the tents and that is that it wasn’t invented 12 years ago when they attended their first soccer game as parents.

wife was in St. Louis in 30-degree, heavy-wind weather conditions and I was in Cincinnati watching the games in the snow … While it is nice to stay warm, the other upside now is that we sell a bunch of tents in this weather,” Pescovitz said. Tents are available in red, yellow and blue. Under the Weather also comes standard with an additional roof that can be decorated with teamlogos.Tentscost$69.95. For additional detail about Under the Weather and to purchase the tents, go online to

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Birthday celebration goes to the dogs Jack Fischer, of Fairfax, recently asked 30 of his friends attending his ninth birthday to donate to a local animal shelter instead of buying him presents. Fischer’s request raised $500 for Save The Animals Foundation located on Red Bank Road in Fairfax. Prior to the party, Fischer and his mother, Amy, toured the animal shelter

with the dog manager, Diane Parsons. She showed Fischer the animals and he was able to spend time with some of them. Fischer was able to see where all the money would be going to help these animals try to find their forever home. It is a no-kill shelter and 100 percent run with volunteers. The website is

Fischer recently presented his donations to Parsons at Save The Animals Foundation's annual fundraiser, a spaghetti dinner at Deer Park High School. Fischer has three dogs of his own. He had a beloved dog, Buddy, who is deceased and wanted to raise money that would go toward helping dogs in the shelter find their homes.

Jack Fischer, of Fairfax, raised $500 for Save The Animals Foundation located on Red Bank Road in Fairfax. THANKS TO AMY FISCHER

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Woman’s Art Club is set to conduct English tea event

The Woman’s Art Club Foundation presents it fourth annual English Tea 3-5 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at “The Barn,” 6980 Cambridge Ave., Mariemont. The English Tea will include sweets, scones, and tea sandwiches surrounded by the “Just Add Water” gallery show and the music of Nancy Clark, playing her Celtic harp. The committee is led by Mariemont residents and “Barn” admirers Josephine Gately and Jane Coffee. Gately is English by birth; she grew up in Derbyshire. Coffee grew to love England through travels there. Jan Boone, Tea chairwoman and Foundation president, said the event will be sponsored by the J.S. Gold Foundation. “This is a tremendous boost to our bottom line and allows us to have some creative fun with the guests,” Boone said. This year some new authentic recipes have been

Hyde Park family to walk in honor of son

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Leigh and Brian Taylor, of Hyde Park, know all too well the far-reaching effects of heart disease. The Taylor’s son, Jake, was born with a congenital heart defect that required him to have open heart surgery when he was 2 years old. To celebrate Jake’s full recovery and victory over heart disease the Taylors and their friends and family will walk together as a team in the Mercy Health Heart Mini on Sunday, March 18. “When we learned that Jake was born with a hole in his heart and needed open heart surgery to fix it we were scared to death,” said Jake’s mother, Leigh. “Thanks to the wonderful doctors and nurses at Cincinnati Children's hospital Jake's heart was fixed and he is as good as new now.” The Taylors are also grateful that Jake could benefit from the cuttingedge technology that is available today that wasn’t around 20 years ago. That is why they decided to form a team for the Mercy Health Heart Mini and raise funds for

Jake Taylor was born with a congenital heart defect that required him to have open heart surgery when he was 2 years old. PROVIDED the American Heart Association. “So far, we have 18 runners and walkers participating on our team, Jake’s Gang, and we’ve raised over $1,200,” said Leigh. “We are really excited to be a part of the Heart Mini this year and look forward to a great event.” Since its inception in 1978, the Heart Mini has raised millions of dollars for the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association. The Mercy Health Heart Mini will continue its tradition of offering events for people of all fit-

ness levels: the 15K Heart Mini-Marathon, the Heart ½ Marathon, 5K HeartRun, 5K and 10K HeartWalks, a 2K Kids’ MiniMaraFun and a 1K Steps for Stroke. A Health & Fitness Expo will take place Saturday, March 17, at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Participants my register at the Expo and on race day at Fountain Place downtown in front of Tiffany’s. For more information about the Heart Mini visit or call 281-4048.

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Healthy Visions receives $30,000 grant Healthy Visions, a 26year-old education based non- profit that instructs youth on life issues, through a program called Safe Teen, is one of two agencies in Southwest Ohio awarded Ohio Department of Healthy (ODH) Title V money to educate junior high and high school students on at-risk behaviors. Healthy Visions will receive $75,000 annually for four years. According to Carole Adlard, executive director, ‘The mission of Healthy Visions is to decrease at-risk behavior in teens by empowering and equipping youth with the skills and knowledge necessary to make healthy choices. “Due to the Internet, teens are constantly inundated with images of sex, violence, drugs and alcohol. Today’s youth also have increasingly unstable home lives. During the vulnerable

Healthy Visions board members show off their $30,000 grant check. From left, front: Ned and Sue Bruns (Symmes Township), Kathy Bernard (Indian Hill), Jared Bunn (Pleasant Ridge), Carole Adlard (Montgomery), Michelle Rowland (Kenwood), Cynthia Bayliss( Mount Lookout), Russell Proctor (Norwood); on steps, Heather Campbell (Covington), Diane Decker (Wyoming) andCarol Rountree (Loveland). PROVIDED teenage years, young people can easily follow a destructive path, without adequate awareness, advice and knowledge,” Adlard said. Healthy Visions’ aim is to prevent, reduce and modify behaviors that can lead to teen pregnancy, addictions, sexually transmitted diseases, violence, self-mu-

tilation, and other self- destructive behaviors through in-class programs and school assemblies. The Safe Teen program arms teens with the knowledge necessary to make healthy decisions. “By equipping teens with these tools, we can create healthier, better adjusted adults and stronger com-

YMCA is campaigning to change lives with lessons Each year, the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati conducts its Annual Support campaign in order to raise money, enabling them to present opportunities for all people to engage in activities that are platforms for life change. This year, one of the statistics the Y is using to convey the importance of the work it does in the community is that drowning is the second leading cause of death of children ages 1-14. Through donations made by the community, members and employees of the Y, people like Ruby Ford are able to learn to swim at their local YMCAs. Four years after Ruby first learned to swim at the Y, the sixth-grader is now the captain of her swim team. When she was in second-grade Ruby was able to take swim lessons at the Carl H. Lindner YMCA, in the West End community, through her school, the Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy. This partnership, which allows more than 600 youth to learn impor-

tant swim safety skills, is made possible in part by funds raised through the Y’s Annual Support campaign. When Ruby entered the program in the secondgrade, she had no swimming experience. Through the swim lessons at the Y Ruby learned stroke development, personal safety, basic rescue information and how to develop healthy habits. Today Ruby excels on her swim team and her enthusiasm has even encouraged other classmates to join. “I love the way the water pushes past my face and I just glide through the water,” Ruby said. “If I’m going against a very good swimmer in a swim meet, my heart feels like it is thumping out of my chest and I wonder, ‘Am I going to do good?’ and then, well, I just swim.” On average, one out of four people learn to swim at their local Y. The Y’s Aquatics Programs serve more individuals than any other private organization in the area. The Y is focused on strengthening

communities by working side-by-side with their neighbors, as exemplified by the partnership with CCPA. Through this partnership, students in kindergarten through fourth grade receive swim lessons at least once a week throughout the school year. Besides learning valuable swim safety lessons, children gain important life skills such as confidence and self esteem. This year, the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati hopes to raise more than $1.1 million by March 29. The Y counts on the generosity of its members and the community to help people of all ages and from all walks of life to be more confident, healthy, connected and secure. Funds raised during the Annual Support campaign will support scholarships for sports programs, summer camp, aquatics and membership. To learn more about how you can support the Y’s cause, please contact Josephine McKenrick at 362-2030 or jmckenrick@cincinnati

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YWCA honors new ‘Rising Stars’ The YWCA of Greater Cincinnati recently selected the 2011 class of YWCA Rising Stars. The YWCA Academy of Career Women of Achievement created the Rising Star program in 2002 as a way to mentor and support younger women (age 25 40) in pursuit of excellence in their careers. The Academy consists of women who have received the YWCA Career Women of Achievement Award over the past 32 years. Nominated by YWCA Academy and YWCA Board members, YWCA Rising Stars receive more than just the recognition from the award itself, but are then invited to participate in exclusive educational, networking and social events sponsored by the YWCA. Now in its 10th year, the Rising Star program has grown into a well-established and highly respected honor. Aligned with its mission to “Eliminate Racism and Empower Women,” the YWCA continues to develop women as the future leaders of the Greater Cincinnati region. This year, forty-eight women

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strating a potential to attain marked achievement in her chosen career. Specifically, Rising Stars were identified as younger professional women with proven leadership qualities who would benefit from interaction with Academy members and other Rising Stars. National studies have shown that this is the first generation of young women professionals that have a substantial base of existing, high-level career women as potential mentors. By giving the Rising Stars the opportunity to interact and network with career women of diverse backgrounds, this program provides these younger leaders with the opportunity to address topics that will enhance their ability to further their career success. The new class of Rising Stars attended a roundtable discussion event at the Queen City Club, featuring five topics of discussion that are relevant to younger women climbing the ladder of success. Each topic was facilitated by two members of the Academy of Career Women of Achievement. Yvonne Gray Washington, Executive Vice President & COO for United Way, and Melissa West-Koistila, Magistrate for Hamilton County Municipal Court, have cochaired the YWCA Rising Star program together for the last five years. Yvonne is an active member of the Academy of Career Women of Achievement, and Melissa has served on the YWCA’s Board of Directors and was honored as a Rising Star in 2003. The new 2011-2012 Rising Star Co-Chairs were announced as well: Sally Bush, Director of Analytics for Macy's Credit and Customer Service, and Diane Jordon-Grizzard, Chief Operating Officer of Beech Acres Parenting Center. Sally serves on the YWCA Racial Justice Committee, was a 2009 YWCA Rising Star, and a 2010 YWCA Rising Star Leadership Program participant. Diane is a 2010 Career Woman of Achievement and serves on the YWCA Mamie Earl Sells Scholarship Fund Committee. After the roundtable event, the Rising Stars attended the Academy’s Fall Induction Dinner where the 2011 YWCA Career Women of Achievement were inducted into the Academy. The most recent inductees to the Academy of Career Women of Achievement are * Susan G. Branscome, President & Founder, Q10 Triad Capital Advisors of Cincinnati, Inc.; Robin Hirsch Everhart, Chief Compliance Officer & Vice President of Government Affairs & Corporate Communications, Cintas Corporation; Noreen J. Hayes, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Western & Southern Financial Group; Kathleen Kelly, President Kroger Finance, The Kroger Co.; Lee Ann Liska, Chief Operating Officer, Mercy Health Partners; Monica L. Newby, D.D.S., Orthodontist, Monica L. Newby, D.D.S., Inc., Orthodontics; Valarie L. Sheppard, Senior Vice President & Comptroller, Procter & Gamble; Judith Warren, MPH, Executive Director, Health Care Access Now.




Christ Church Cathedral

Yun Kyong Kim, organist and choirmaster at Christ Episcopal Church in Dayton, will give an organ recital at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. Fourth St. (Fourth and Sycamore), downtown Cincinnati. The free concert is part of a series on third Sundays October through May, which are co-sponsored by the Cincinnati chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Music Live at Lunch, Christ Church Cathedral's weekly concert series, will feature the following performers in March: Della Enns, pianist and composer and Amanda Carmen Bower, soprano, March 13; Wesley Roberts, piano, plaing the music of Claude Debussy, Marh 20, and Clark and Jones Trio playing Celtic and folk music, March 27. 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. The church is at 318 E. Fourth St., Cincinnati; 621-1817.

Clough United Methodist Church

Children 3 years old through sixth grade are invited to an Easter egg hunt on the grounds of the church at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 24. Children can visit with the Easter Bunny, hunt for eggs and have the chance to win special prizes. Parents are encouraged to bring cameras to photograph their children at Easter backgrounds. Children should bring their Easter baskets. The event is free. Donations of canned food for the Food Bank at Inter Parish Ministries in Newtown will be accepted. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The egg hunt will take place rain or shine. Call the church or visit the church website for more information. The church is at 2010 Wolfangel Road,Anderson Township; 231-4301;

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Kenwood Fellowship Church

Weekly watercolor classes for beginners are being offered on Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $8 per session at the church. Call Mary Lou DeMar for information at 891-5946. The church offers adult bible study at 9 a.m. Sunday, a teen Sunday school class and a pre-kindergarten program during worship service from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sundays. A buffet luncheon follows. The church is at 7205 Kenwood Road; 891-9768.

Mount Washington United Methodist Church

The third program in the five month series, “Preservation of Our Past and Our Future” will be “Preservation of Our Resources,” at 7 p.m. Monday, March 19, at the church. Rex W. Johnson, registered principal and branch office manager of WatchPoint Financial Group, LLC, will give a presentation on preservation of assets, which will include the topics of investment and inflation loss, long-term care expenses and estate planning mistakes. The program is free and the community is invited. A reception will follow the presentation. 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 10, the meal will be ham and noodles. It is free to the public and the community is invited. The church is at 6365 Corbly Road, Mount Washington; 231-3946;

Northern Hills Synagogue

The synagogue is at 5714 Fields Ertel Road, Mason; 931-6038.

Montgomery Community Church


The church is offering a sevenweek class entitled “After the Boxes are Unpacked” for women who are new to the Cincinnati area or are looking to connect with their community. Child care is provided. Call the church or e-mail for more information. The church is at 11251 Montgomery Road; 489-0892;; theboxes.

Mount Washington Presbyterian Church

To help prepare for this year’s Alton Jenkins Lecture Series Sept. 29 with author Marcus Borg, Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church pastor Dr. LP Jones, will lead a discussion of a book Borg refers to as “a Christian primer.” Participants do not need to agree with Borg – just to be willing to engage in honest conversation about what we believe and why. This discussion will be offered from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. through Wednesday, March 28, in Beran Parlor. All are welcome to attend. All families with children ages 2 through sixth-grade are invited to an Easter Egg Hunt at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 24. Come enjoy the festivities and refreshments. Cost is $3 and registration for the event can be found online at, or call the church. Registration deadline is March 21. Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church is beginning a yearlong celebration of its founding. A committee composed of members and staff has been working toward this goal for five years, and many plans are now in place. One piece is a history book of the church’s first 100 years, and another is a hymn based on Psalm 148, which has been commissioned and composed by Charles Peery. Come sing with the Chancel Choir and Orchestra, as they offer the “Faure Requiem” during the Good Friday service Friday, April 6. “Faure Requiem” scores will be provided. Please contact director of nusic Raymund Ocampo at 231-2650 or for more details. The church is at 6474 Beechmont Ave., Mount Washington; 231-2650;

The church is having a fish fry on March 9, 15, 23 and 30, at St. Margaret of Cortona/Prince of Peace buildin, 6000 Murray, Cincinnati. Fried fish and Alaskan baked dinners are planned for $8 each. Dinners include two sides. Desserts are available at an additional charge. For more information, call Prince of Peace at 2718288, or St. Margaret-St. John Parish office at 271-0856. St. Margaret- St. John Parish is at 4100 Watterson St., Fairfax; 271-0856.

St. Paul Community United Methodist Church



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

Hyde Park Baptist Church Michigan & Erie Ave

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

lunch on the first Thursday of the month. Serendipity Seniors meet for lunch on the fourth Thursday of the month. Guests and visitors are welcome at all services and events. The church is at 3751 Creek Road, Sharonville; 563-0117;

SonRise Community Church Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. Dress is casual. The church is located at 8136 Wooster Pike, Columbia Township.

Trinity Community Church

The church has a free community dinner on the last Tuesday of each month from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. All are welcome. Call the church for information. The church is at 3850 E. Galbraith Road, Deer Park; 7917631;

Village Church of Mariemont

The church meets every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. at Dale Park Junior High School, 6743 Chestnut St.


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be Ephesians 2:1-10. Small group prayer and share meets every Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m. in the chapel to discuss the upcoming Sunday morning scripture. The church gathers from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday for Wonderful Wednesdays with something for the entire family including children’s choir. The church is at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 891-8181;

There is a traditional service at 8:15 a.m., at 9:15 there are study groups and Sunday school classes and at 11 a.m. a service of a blend of contemporary and traditional styles of worship. Canines for Christ has been very active lately with regular visits to Mallard Cove Senior Living Center. There have been additional requests from other such centers so they are hoping that other pet owners will join the mission. Training sessions for new recruits are conducted on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. by Steve Bader, a profession dog trainer. A bereavement group meets for

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Montgomery Presbyterian Church The church is at 9994 Zig Zag Road, Montgomery;

St. Margaret-St. John Parish

Sunday 8am Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:15am Christian Formation & Discovery Hour for all ages* 10:30am Choral Eucharist, Rite II*

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2 Traditional Worship Services 8:15 & 11:00 - Temporarily held at Titus Auditorium, (Jan - Mar) due to renovation. 2 Contemporary Worship Services 9:30 & 11:00 am in our Contemporary Worship Center Saturday Service 5:30 pm Sunday School and Childcare available at 9:30 & 11:00 Services Plenty of Parking behind Church 7515 Forest Road Cincinnati, OH 45255 513-231-4172 •

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 "When Love Speaks: Why Have You Forsaken Me?" Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

Dr. Cathy Johns, Senior Pastor Rev. Doug Johns, Senior Pastor

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Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith Cincinnati, OH 45243

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Jeff Hill • Minister Worship Service 10:30am Sunday School 9:15 am

ROMAN CATHOLIC ST. GERTRUDE PARISH Church (513) 561-5954 • (513) 561-8020 School Miami Ave & Shawnee Run Rd. Mass Schedule Daily: 7:00, 8:00 & 11:30AM Saturday: 4:30PM Sunday: 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00AM 12:30 & 6:00PM

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE First Church of Christ, Scientist 3035 Erie Ave 871-0245 Sunday Service and Sunday School 10:30am Wednesday Testimonial Meeting 7:30pm Reading Room 3035 Erie Ave

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



Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Wed Night Bible Study 7:00 pm Pastor Ed Wilson 8105 Beech Avenue - Deer Park (Just off Galbraith across from Amity School) 513-793-7422

INDIAN HILL Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Phone 513-561-6805 Fax 513-561-0894 Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am

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Now registering for Parent’s Morning Out on Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon for the 2012-2013 school year. During the program, children are engaged in Bible stories, crafts, games, music and playtime with friends in a safe and fun, nurturing Christian environment. Open to children ages 1-5 years. Annual tuition is $510 for one child (based on $15/day) and $850 for two children (based on $25 a day). Registration forms are online at http://www.armstrong s/preschool.html. Contact Jennifer Hock at for more information or to schedule a visit. Armstrong will host Lenten dinners and reflections Wednesdays, March 14 and March 21. Gathering at 5:30 p.m., dinners (catered by Funky’s) at 6 p.m., and reflections at 7 p.m. by Dr. Jason Vickers, author and associate professor at United Theological Seminary in Dayton. The topics will be “Connecting with God Through Prayer: Attentiveness to God,” and “Connecting with God Through Prayer: Watching and Waiting When God Seems Absent.” Cost is $10/adult, $5/ages 6 through 12, free/ under 6 years, $30 maximum/ family. Nursery care will be available at 7 p.m. as well as Veggie Tale movies for older children. RSVPs must be received by the Mondays before the dinners . Call the church. On Sunday, April 1, join us for lunch, followed by family gifts to help focus on Holy Week, and an Easter Egg Hunt for children age 1 to fourth-grade. All are welcome. The church is at 5125 Drake Road; 561-4220;

utation for bringing worldclass musicians to the Queen City with its annual Organ Concert Series. This year marks the eighth season. The final concert of the season will be April 22, featuring Douglas Cleveland, organ professor at the University of Washington and director of music at Plymouth Church in Seattle. All concerts begin promptly at 4 p.m. with doors opening no later than 3 p.m. The series has attracted standing room only audiences. The concerts are free and open to the public. There is a reception following each concert to meet the artist. There is a reception following each concert to meet the artist. Nursery care for infants is provided each Sunday from 8:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The church is at 1345 Grace Ave.; 871-1345.


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POLICE REPORTS CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2 Arrests/citations Elijah Indino, born 1980, city or local ordinance violation, 3827 Paxton Ave., Feb. 11. Ladevan M. Johnson, born 1973, possession of drugs, 2800 Victory Pkwy., Feb. 11. Victor Green, born 1970, complicity to commit arson over $5000, 2800 Victory Pkwy., Feb. 11. Veronica Flowers, born 1977, possession of drugs, 6408 Girard Ave., Feb. 12. Christopher Adam Trammel, born 1986, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs, 4124 Millsbrae Ave., Feb. 14. Gregory Belcher, born 1952, disorderly conduct, 6011 Madison Road, Feb. 14. Tiffany Anderson, born 1975, disorderly conduct, 3610 Evanston Ave., Feb. 14. Wallace Evans, born 1983, possession of drugs, 5713 Adelphi St., Feb. 14. Jamel Taylor, born 1988, possession of an open flask, 6300 Montgomery Road, Feb. 15. Stuart C. Nedelman, born 1959, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs, 4160 Eastern Ave., Feb. 15. Darryl Roper, born 1981, possession of drugs, 2542 Wood-

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. burn Ave., Feb. 17. Lamar Russell, born 1989, domestic violence, 5701 Montgomery Road, Feb. 21. Steven C. Smith, born 1991, misdemeanor drug possession, obstructing official business, trafficking, 3601 Columbia Pkwy., Feb. 22. Nicholas J. Younger, born 1978, disorderly conduct, 3760 Paxton Ave., Feb. 23. Felecia Mary Penman, born 1960, assault, possession of an open flask, 2835 Woodburn Ave., Feb. 24. Casey W. Curnutt, born 1992, domestic violence, 5060 W. Eastwood Circle, Feb. 25. Christina E. Evans, born 1983, forgery, misuse of cred card, 2675 Madison Road, Feb. 25. Eric Thompson, born 1985, trafficking, 3295 Erie Ave., Feb. 25.

Joseph H. Friemoth, born 1979, misdemeanor drug possession, 3295 Erie Ave., Feb. 27.

DEATHS 3905 Eastern Ave., Feb. 17. 3640 Tarpis Ave., Feb. 17. 4761 Madison Road, Feb. 17. 5207 Madison Road, Feb. 17. 5479 Glengate Lane, Feb. 17. 5480 Glengate Lane, Feb. 17. 1355 Fleming St., Feb. 18. 4700 Marburg Ave., Feb. 20. 2444 Madison Road, Feb. 21. 2700 Madison Road, Feb. 21. 3850 Paxton Ave., Feb. 21. 4005 Taylor Ave., Feb. 21. 2343 Madison Road, Feb. 23.

COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Matthew Leathers, 19, 3501 Zinsle Ave., theft at 3240 Highland Ave., Feb. 22.



Aggravated armed robbery 4309 Whetsel Ave., Feb. 18. 4723 Ward St., Feb. 21. 4920 Ebersole Ave., Feb. 23. Aggravated burglary 4012 Whetsel Ave., Feb. 22. Assault 4401 Watterson St., Feb. 17. Burglary 4212 Allendorf Drive, Feb. 20. 4012 Whetsel Ave., Feb. 21. 1031 Delta Ave., Feb. 21. 2622 Victory Pkwy., Feb. 22. Criminal damaging/endangering 4205 Red Bank Expressway, Feb. 19. 5800 Carothers St., Feb. 20. Theft

Arrests/citations Kenneth J. Lee, 40, 6423 Kennedy Ave., driving under suspension, Feb. 14. Kimlee M. Nouv, 29, 4404 Galbraith, driving under suspension, Feb. 15. Timothy J. Stycznski, 53, 415 E. 5th St., leaving the scene, Feb. 22. Randall Burns Jr., 20, 5336 Section Ave., theft, Feb. 23. Brandy Holmes, 34, 5912 Bramble Ave., obstructing official business, Feb. 24. Keith Washington, 52, 1918 Crane Ave., deception to obtain dangerous drugs, Feb. 24.

John B. Beck

John B. Beck, 66, of Pleasant Ridge died March 4. Survived by wife, Susan (nee Day); children Jennifer Lynn (Amadou) Diallo, John Andrew (Jennifer) Beck, Rachel Sarah Beck, Molli Colleen Beck and Hannah Emily (Teofilo) Fernan-

dez; grandchildren Kiera, Corissa, Robert, Skylar and Tidjan. Services were March 10 at Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home, Evendale. Memorials to: the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 163549, Columbus, OH 43216-3549.

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