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As spring arrived in Cincinnati, many area residents headed to area parks to enjoy the weather.

Levy request Mariemont voters will likely see at least one levy request on the November ballot. Council recently conducted a second reading of a resolution asking the county auditor to certify funds to place a permanent improvement levy renewal on the ballot. Council is expected to officially vote on the resolution at its next meeting 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 9. Village Clerk Tony Borgerding said this is the first step in the process and they will not know how much the renewal will cost homeowners until the auditor certifies the funds. This 3.5-mill levy is on a fiveyear cycle and generates approximately $250,000 per year for the village. Full story, A3

A clean sweep

MADISONVILLE — The community is stepping up efforts to promote the upcoming Great American Cleanup. Madisonville will have its annual cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 21. Volunteers will meet at Gaines United Methodist Church, 5707 Madison Road. “This year we are reaching out to the community,” said Prencis Wilson, vice president of the Madisonville Community Council and coordinator of the Great American Cleanup in Madisonville. “The numbers have decreased over the years, and we’d like to get that number back up,” said Wilson about participation at the event. Full story, A2

School tours Mariemont school district community members will have the chance to tour the schools that under construction and renovation 1-3 p.m. Sunday, April 15. All three schools – Terrace Park Elementary, 723 Elm Ave., Mariemont Elementary, 6750 Wooster Pike, and the new junior high in Fairfax, 3847 Southern Ave. – will be open during that time. Full story, A4

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Reaction to Fairfax cul-de-sacs mixed By Forrest Sellers

FAIRFAX — As part of the Wooster Pike improvements, several streets in Fairfax are being converted into cul-de-sacs. The streets are Camden Avenue, Carlton Street, Simpson Street, Lonsdale Street and Germania Avenue. Temporary guardrails have been set up, but it may be a number of months before the streets are converted. Fairfax Village Administrator Jenny Kaminer said public right of way work associated with the Wooster Pike project will need to be completed before the village begins soliciting bids for work on the the cul-de-sacs.

Shelton Kaminer Kaminer said the two main reasons for adding the cul-desacs are to deter cut-through traffic and to maintain an efficient flow of traffic on Wooster Pike. Kaminer said the cul-desacs will restrict motorists from trying to make turns, specifically left turns, from those side streets. “Our feeling is this will cut down on the traffic through the village,” said Mayor Carson Shel-

ton. “The streets will be safer.” Reaction to the cul-de-sacs by area businesses is mixed. Coffee Please, which is on Wooster Pike next to Simpson Avenue, has submitted a petition to the village with nearly 300 signatures requesting that Simpson Avenue be reopened. “A lot of the business comes from the back roads, and they can’t come through,” said Christy Wahl, an employee at Coffee Please. Wahl said closing the streets to through traffic has led to a decline in the number of customers during certain hours. “People see (Simpson) is closed, and they think they can’t get into the coffee shop,” she said.

She said reopening Simpson could help alleviate the problem. However, Mary Ann Burgoyne, co-owner of Tri-State Scuba, said she welcomes the cul-desacs. “It’s going to provide more parking for the businesses here,” she said. Burgoyne said she also feels cul-de-sacs provide a safer environment since they limit traffic flow. “I think it, ultimately, (would) raise property values,” she said. Side streets such as Watterson Road and Meadowlark Lane are still open to through traffic. Shelton said he anticipates work on the cul-de-sacs could begin by late summer or early fall.

New Oakley rec center considered By Forrest Sellers

OAKLEY — A new Oakley Recreation Center may be built next to the Oakley Pool in 2014 or 2015. The Cincinnati Recreation Commission is considering options for the Oakley facility as part of its master plan. The commission is working through a six-year plan to prioritize all of the recreation center sites, according to Chris Bigham, director of the Cincinnati Recreation Commission. Additional information will likely come later this spring, but Bigham and Julie Fatora, Cincinnati Recreation Commission service area coordinator for Oakley, said one option being considered for the Oakley facility is to build a new one by the Oakley Pool,

which is located at 3900 Paxton Ave. The current building is located at 3882 Paxton Ave, next to the Hyde Park Plaza. Bigham said it would be more cost effective to build a new facility than implement extensive renovations to the current one. Cost, however, is a big consideration. Bigham said construction of a new facility would range between $4.2 million to $4.4 million. Fundraisers and donations are being considered as ways to generate funds, but nothing has been finalized at this point. The location by the pool would better accommodate a gymnasium as part of the facility, whereas adding a gymnasium to the current building would impact the adjacent ball fields, said Bigham.

Nicholas Farmer, left, Juliette Clancy, Olivia Farmer and recreation center employee Shana Darden play Foosball at the Oakley Recreation Center during a spring break mini-camp. The Cincinnati Recreation Commission is considering building a new Oakley Recreation Center next to the Oakley Pool. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS “It’s a win/win (since) we don’t have to lose a ball diamond,” said Fatora. Fatora said the alternate location would also allow for better parking options. If this plan were implemented, Fatora said the tennis and basketball courts would be relocated to the current Hyde Park Plaza site. The playground would also likely be relocated, she said.

At this stage, both Fatora and Bigham said generating funds to accomplish this is one of the biggest considerations. Fatora said input from the Oakley Community Council and the Hyde Park Neighborhood Council will also be sought. She said any type of fundraising would likely not begin until late summer or early fall.

Plainville development in hands of Mariemont By Rob Dowdy

Columbia Township’s plan to build a roundabout and residential development along Plainville Road is now in the hands of Mariemont. Greiwe Development Group is proposing a development consisting of three-story apartment complexes and ground-level storefronts on Plainville. Rick Greiwe, of Greiwe Development Group, recently gave a brief presentation to the Marie-


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mont Village Council about the potential development and roundabout along Plainville Road in Columbia Township. Greiwe said the issue wasn’t really discussed by council, but it has been assigned to the planning commission. Greiwe said the roundabout portion of the development has been completely revised since council last heard about it approximately a year ago in order to alleviate concerns from the council. He said the new design collects the six roads into four and nar-

rows the roads into a single lane as they enter the roundabout to provide safety. The updated design doesn’t impact the village’s historic district and adds green space to Emery Park. Greiwe said the cost of the road improvements will be the responsibility of the Ohio Department of Transportation and Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments and not Mariemont. He said approval of the roundabout is essential to his apartment

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and potential commercial development along Plainville Road. “I’m not going to do the apartments without the roundabout,” Greiwe said. Mariemont Councilman Cortney Scheeser said he’s “supportive” of the roundabout because of the danger of the current intersection and the economic development on Plainville Road that could be a benefit to the village despite residing in Columbia Township. “I was supportive of it a year and a half ago,” he said.

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Madisonville ready for a clean sweep By Forrest Sellers

MADISONVILLE — The community is stepping up efforts to promote the upcoming Great American Cleanup. Madisonville will have its annual cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 21. Volunteers will meet at Gaines United

Methodist Church, 5707 Madison Road. “This year we are reaching out to the community,” said Prencis Wilson, vice president of the Madisonville Community Council and coordinator of the Great American Cleanup in Madisonville. “The numbers have decreased over the years, and we’d like to get that num-



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ber back up,” said Wilson about participation at the event. She said about 30 volunteers were involved last year. “This year our goal is to get around 100.” The Cleanup Committee is working with the Madisonville Beautification Committee to get the word out about the event. As in previous years, Keep Cincinnati Beautiful will provide gloves and trash bags. Madisonville resident Janet Blank has been involved with previous cleanups. “We want (the community) looking presentable and clean,” she said. “It makes people feel safer.”

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Blank said the cleanup is also a good way to spruce up the area for the approaching summer season. Refreshments will be available, and a lunch is planned at the church fol-

lowing the cleanup. Wilson said the Cleanup Committee is accepting suggestions on specific locations volunteers can focus on. For information or to

clude: » Bzak Landscaping, 3295 Turpin Lane, off state Route 32 in Anderson Township. It is also open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed May 28, July 4, Sept. 3 and Nov. 22. » Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Green Township. » Rumpke, 3800 Struble Road, Colerain Township. This is a free service for Hamilton County residents only. Proof of residency is required, and landscapers or commercial establishments are not eligible to participate. Call 946-7766 or visit for full details.

Offices closed

Mariemont’s village offices will be closed Friday, April 6, in observance of Good Friday. Offices also will be

closed Monday, May 28, for Memorial Day.

Easter egg hunt

Terrace Park’s annual “Eggstravaganza” is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 7, on the village green. There will be an egg hunt, pony rides, moon bounce, balloon animals, face painting and more. Registration is $15 per child at the event with the maximum cost of $50 per family. Kindervelt #76 sponsors the event, and all proceeds benefit the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Division of Asthma Research. The egg hunt starts at 10:30 a.m., rain or shine, and is for children ages 8 and under.

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New play

Area residents can see the “River Rat and Cat” production as Playhouse in the Park stops by the Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center. The play follows River Rat and Cat as they must put aside their differences and come together to save their home from over-eager Dale Beaver. It begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 14. Tickets are $2 at the door and children 12 and under are free. Call 2723700 to reserve seats. The Cultural Center is in Mariemont, 6980 Cambridge Ave.

Construction tours

Mariemont City Schools will conduct spring construction open houses from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, April 15. All three buildings will be open during that time. Closed-toe shoes are required, and all participants need to complete an adultsigned waiver before entering the buildings. The district is in the midst of renovation and new construction on three of its schools: Mariemont Elementary, 6750 Wooster Pike; Terrace Park Elementary, 723 Elm Ave.; and the new junior high in Fairfax, 3847 Southern Ave.

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this year’s Spring Fling for the Hyde Park Center for Older Adults will have an incentive to vacate their seats. The event, which is the center’s biggest annual fundraiser, will be 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at the Redmoor, 3187 Munro Linwood Ave. “What makes it different is it’s interactive,” said Terese Munro, development director for the Hyde Park Center. “People are up and moving and meeting each other as opposed to just sitting at a table.” Activities at the Fling will include playing the Wii videogame system, a trivia competition and a game Munro said was a highlight last year. The wine ring toss was a huge success, she said. As its name implies, participants attempt to throw a ring around a wine of their

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choice. “The games get competitive,” said Munro. The Fling also features traditional attractions such as a raffle and silent auction. Cocktails and “lite bites” will also be served.

Tickets are $60 each. The proceeds go toward the center and help cover various programs and operating expenses. Last year’s Fling, which was also at the Redmoor, raised $18,000.

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Mariemont voters will likely see at least one levy request on the November ballot. Council recently conducted a second reading of a resolution asking the county auditor to certify funds to place a permanent improvement levy renewal on the ballot. Council is expected to officially vote on the resolution at its next meeting 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 9. Village Clerk Tony Borgerding said this is the first step in the process and they will not know how much the renewal will cost homeowners until the auditor certifies the funds. This 3.5-mill levy is on a five-year cycle and generates approximately $250,000 per year for the village. Permanent improvement levies can be used for street repairs, sidewalks, tree maintenance, equipment purchases, building improvements and other similar items.

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School construction on schedule By Lisa Wakeland

It’s getting easier to visualize students roaming the halls and sitting in classrooms as construction progresses in the Mariemont City Schools. The school district is in the midst of renovating and adding on to Terrace Park and Mariemont elementary schools. A new junior high is being constructed in Fairfax, on the site of the former elementary school. There is paint on the walls and visible wiring for the lab stations in the science rooms in the new junior high. At the elementary schools, the libraries and classrooms are taking shape. Program Manager Kathy Ryan said they’re on schedule for the buildings to open for the 20122013 school year. All three

buildings were dried in earlier this year, which allows contractors to continue with interior work if the weather outside isn’t ideal, she said. Electrical and technology wiring, the heating, ventilation and air conditioning, fire protection and plumbing are still being installed in the buildings. Though it can be difficult to see the interior work, Ryan said there is visible progress every week. One of the challenges, Ryan said, was matching the new brick with the exterior brick on the original Mariemont and Terrace Park elementary schools, which date back to 1938 and 1913, respectively. “It’s tough to marry the two because you want it to look old, but not feel old,” she said. Some of the former ex-

terior will remain at Mariemont Elementary giving the hallways and cafeterias an exposed brick facade. All three new schools will take advantage of natural light in both the classrooms and shared spaces like the media centers. The entrances also have been redesigned to provide better security for students and staff. Community members will have the chance to tour the schools 1-3 p.m. Sunday, April 15. All three schools – Terrace Park Elementary, 723 Elm Ave., Mariemont Elementary, 6750 Wooster Pike, and the new junior high in Fairfax, 3847 Southern Ave. – will be open during that time. Closed-toe shoes are required, and participants will need to sign a waiver on site prior to the tour.


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$10K raised for tornado victims By Rob Dowdy

NEWTOWN — The Little Miami Joint Fire and Rescue District recently teamed with local business owners and residents to raise money for tornado victims. T-shirts were made and donated by an anonymous business owner with the funds from the sale going to the Red Cross to benefit victims of the March 2 tornadoes. An outbreak of tornadoes ravaged parts of five states. In Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio, the storms killed eight, disrupted countless lives and destroyed or damaged hundreds of homes, including 82 in tiny Moscow, a Clermont County village of

about 200 people. Pauline Murrie, owner of Main Street Café, said the fundraising efforts began because a business owner in Fairfax, who wants to remain anonymous, wanted to donate printed T-shirts that the Fire District and local businesses could sell to raise money for local victims of the March 2 tornadoes that went through the region. “It was just a goodwill thing this guy wanted to do and got involved,” Murrie said. The anonymous business owner donated 500 shirts, which were sold for $10 apiece. Firefighters and local volunteers sold the T-shirts at the Mariemont Kroger, Main Street Cafe and the Newtown fire station with

a goal of raising $5,000. Little Miami Joint Fire and Rescue District Assistant Chief Terry Ramsey said firefighters sold the shirts at Kroger through the weekend of March 10-11 and raised $9,800. "It was remarkable how people came out to support the effort," Ramsey said. He said people donated approximately $2,500 without taking a shirt, and many paid double, triple or more for the shirts they did take. Murrie said the shirts were also sold at the Newtown Fish Fry and the Cincinnati Sports Club. She said the first 500 shirts have been sold, but the business owner is willing to continue donating shirts as long as local residents continue purchasing them.

Health center at Withrow H.S. set to be expanded By Forrest Sellers

HYDE PARK — Healthbased services are expected to improve in 2013 after the Cincinnati Health Department received a $500,000 federal grant to fund the school-based health centers at Withrow University High School in Hyde Park and the Oyler Community Learning Center in Price Hill. Marilyn Crumpton, medical director for the Division of School and Adolescent Health with the Cincinnati Health Department, said Withrow will receive $350,000 for expansion of its current health center. Oyler will receive $150,000 to build a new eye center. Health services are currently offered in a classroom at Withrow University High School. With this grant funding a new 1,500square-foot facility will be built on the Withrow campus. “They need more space,” said Mike Burson, a facilities consultant for Cincinnati Public Schools. “That is why they (went) after this grant – to build the type of building they need.” Crumpton said with this

Nurse practitioner Dianne Hess, right, performs a check-up on senior Tyese Kiper at the school-based health center at Withrow University High School. The Cincinnati Health Department has received grant funding which will be used to expand the health center at the school. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

funding staffing may also be increased. Treatment is currently handled by one nurse practitioner on the site. The school-based health center at Withrow provides immunizations and treatment for chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes as well as other services. Crumpton and Burson recently detailed the health center improvements to the Hyde Park

Neighborhood Council. Council did not take any vote on the matter, but Board President Janet Buening said any enhancement of health services is beneficial. “Anything that brings improved health services to our community is a welcome addition,” she said. Crumpton said work on the new facility at Withrow should be completed by the fall of 2013.




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St. Gertrude Players present ‘Annie Jr.’ St. Gertrude School theater department announces its spring production of “Annie, Jr.,” adapted from a well-known Broadway musical, bringing to life the heartwarming rags to riches story of a young orphan girl. “Annie, Jr.” is the story of a spunky, red-headed orphan who gets adopted by a wealthy industrialist after she struggles to find her parents in New York City during the Depression. The role of Annie is double cast and will be played by Nathalie Plum (Indian Hill) and Ashley Muench (Terrace Park), while Maggie Shannon (Kenwood) plays the orphanage’s tough director, Miss Hannigan. Drew Fitzgerald (Madeira) will portray millionaire Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks and Maggie Miller (Milford) plays Warbucks’ secretary Grace Ferrell. Mary Clare Van Hulle and Seth Hutchinson-Lydon (both from Madeira) play the swindling duo of Lilly St. Regis and Rooster Hannigan. Christin Spurr, producer and director, is excited about this year’s show. “We have 48 talented students in our cast and crew this year- our largest group ever! We have also been happy to welcome an energetic group of fourth-grade girls to our production as orphans. Our students are working very hard to transport the audience back to the 1930s in song and dance. The goal of St. Gertrude Players is to provide an opportunity for students to develop their music and acting skills and “Annie, Jr.” provides an excellent opportunity to showcase our students’ talent.” Sister Mary Aquinas, school principal, added, “I’m grateful to Christin and all the theatre par-


Cast and crew members of "Annie, Jr." pause from their rehearsal schedule to take a photo. The St Gertrude Players will perform this famous Broadway show April 20-21 at 7:30 p.m. at Madeira High School. THANKS TO JEFF PLATE ents for the enormous amount work that goes into producing these shows. This will be my first one at St. Gertrude and I am really looking forward to seeing our students on stage enjoying themselves and performing for the community.” The students are equally excited about “Annie, Jr.” Seventhgrader Grace Burleigh (Indian Hill) said, “I auditioned for ‘Annie, (Jr.) because I just love being on the stage and acting, plus, being in the school play is extremely fun and a great experience.”

Bebe Hodges (Madeira), sixth-grader, added, “I auditioned for ‘Annie (Jr.)’ because I love to act and be on stage.” “Annie, Jr.” can be seen April 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Madeira High School’s Medert Auditorium. Presale tickets ($6 for students and $8 for adults) are available by calling Lauren Thaman 527-4242. All tickets are $8 at the door. To learn more about St. Gertrude School, go to

Every student at Seven Hills to get an iPad MADISONVILLE — Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, The Seven Hills School will equip every sixth- through12thgrade student with an iPad 2 to use at home and on campus over the course of the school year. The use of individual iPads will allow students and teachers at Seven Hills to explore new ideas in hands-on, highly experiential settings. Providing the iPads to every student in the Middle and Upper Schools will enable teachers to place an even greater emphasis on inquiry-based learning. Students can conduct extensive electronic research and gather live data to answer complex questions. Students will have immediate and portable access to etextbooks and note-taking software that even more fully develops individual study habits and productivity. During a pilot program for all sixth and ninth grades this fall and in individual classroom activities schoolwide, students and teachers at Seven Hills began to enhance their learning experiences by using iPads to go beyond the classroom. For example, Middle School science students leveraged Peterson's Bird application to

identify and hear birds and obtain migratory information for their annual bird banding study. Upper School biology students created their own digital textbooks on the iPad. Inside the classroom, pre-K through first-graders traveled the world as they heard stories read in English, French, Spanish and Japanese. These examples and more demonstrate the breadth of opportunities that students and teachers have to widen their subject view and create memorable learning moments. "At Seven Hills we place a great deal of emphasis on inquiry-based learning, critical thinking and real-life problem solving. We believe this type of learning not only prepares our students for future academic successes, but also helps them build the leadership and workplace skills they will need throughout their lives," said Head of School Chris Garten. "Putting powerful educational tools, coupled with creative and innovative curriculum, in the hands of our teachers and students broadens horizons and truly brings classroom lessons to life." Individual iPad 2s will be issued to every Middle and Upper School student in August.

Student’s play wins competition HYDE PARK — Saint Mary's wrights for the National Partners College senior Emily Schmitt, of of the American Theatre PlaywHyde Park, recently won a re- riting Award, an even more presgional playwriting competition tigious national award. for her play, “San Luis 1989.” Baxter notes that “San Luis Her work will be considered 1989” never would have been for two national awards. written without the SISTAR Schmitt, the daughter of Mike grant. and Kacey Schmitt, of Hyde These grants offer students Park, graduated from Ursuline and professors the opportunity to Academy in 2008 and Cardinal conduct research and engage in Pacelli in 2004 and is now a senior creative activity on a one-on-one at Saint Mary's College in Notre basis. Dame, Ind., where she is a theatre In this case, Schmitt and Baxand philosophy double major ter, who teaches journalism and with a minor in Spanish. playwriting courses, worked toShe wrote the play over the gether on separate but complesummer as part of a project fund- mentary projects: Schmitt's play ed by a Student Independent and the play as the case study for Study and Rea book Baxter is search (SISTAR) “It is a chance to writing. grant that she “San Luis and Susan Bax- spread the word 1989” is based on ter, a Depart- about San Luis, actual events. ment of CommuThe play depicts nication Studies, which is very the life of Clyde Dance, and Thea- important to me.” Montoya, a hardtre faculty memworking farmer ber, received EMILY SCHMITT struggling to through the Col- AWARD-WINNING PLAYWRIGHT make ends meet lege's Center for when he encounAcademic Innoters John Morvation. gan, an undercovSchmitt er federal agent, learned this month that she won who offers him the chance to the Kennedy Center American make easy money selling illegal College Theatre Festival antlers, meat, and feathers. (KCACTF) Region 3 full-length The play is set in San Luis, Colplaywriting competition, chosen orado, in 1989. Montoya is among from about 30 full-length scripts. 110 people arrested for illegal When the eight KCACTF re- trapping and poaching. A judge gional festivals conclude in April, would later rule that he had never Schmitt's play will be considered seen a case in which entrapment for the Michael Kanin National by authorities was so obvious. Student Playwriting Award. "For me, this award means not In addition, KCACTF selected only a recognition of my own her play to compete with the hard work, but an affirmation of works of seven student play- the importance of this particular

story. It is a chance to spread the word about San Luis, which is very important to me," Schmitt said. Baxter, who was a reporter in southern Colorado in the late 1980s, gave Schmitt the idea for the play. "This story really ignited Emily's sense of social justice, and she speaks Spanish," said Baxter, noting that Schmitt was able to delve deeper into the story than reporters at the time because she spoke the language of the accused. Schmitt did extensive research on the case, which led her and Baxter to Colorado. There, Schmitt pored over court transcripts, microfilm of news accounts, and conducted journalistic interviews with those involved. Schmitt's playwriting process was the convergence of journalism (fact gathering) and theatre, a method that is the subject of Baxter's forthcoming book. "Even though it has fictional elements I think her play is better journalism than we saw from the reporters of the day. Emily does a great job with balance, and gives a voice to the frustration of the people of the town," said Baxter. "Secondly, she allowed herself to write an epic. The play covers years and many locations and characters. She didn't confine herself to the stage play 'formula.' She wrote what she had to write, and the play is better for it." Schmitt is applying to playwriting graduate programs and plans to be a professional playwright.

Mariemont High School artists earned honors in the 2012 regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. They are, in back, from left, Megan Cash, Graham McCarthy, Alli Lynch, Rachael Colaw, Meggie Bailey, Juliana Overbey; in middle, Emma Lindsey, Polly Brittingham, Samantha Goheen, Grace Lehman, Ashley Dockery; and in front, Karyn Georgilis, Hanna Reeder, Michael Weston, Sarah Blatt-Herold and Asher Koreman. THANKS TO BETSY PORST

Mariemont students capture art awards MARIEMONT — Sixteen artists from Mariemont High School earned honors in the 2012 regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition. Hundreds of students from Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky submit artwork to this regional and national art competition. The Mariemont honorees are: » Polly Brittingham, Rachael Colaw and Alli Lynch all earned Gold and Silver Keys for Photography; » Karyn Georgilis - Gold Key for Photography and Honorable Mention for Mixed-Media; » Asher Koreman - Gold key for Photography, Honorable Mentions for Design, & Digital Art; » Meggie Bailey - Silver key for Mixed Media; Megan Cash Silver key for Photography; » Samantha Goheen - Two Silver Keys for Photography; Juliana Overbey - Three SIL-

VER Keys for Photography, Honorable Mentions for Digital Art and Photography; Grace Lehman - Honorable Mention for Glass Design; Ashley Dockery - Honorable Mention for Digital Art; » Sarah Blatt-Herold - Two Honorable Mentions for Photography; and Emma Lindsey, Graham McCarthy, Hanna Reeder and Michael Weston all earned Honorable Mention for Photography. The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards program has encouraged more than 13 million students, recognized more than nine million young artists and writers, and made available more than $25 million in awards and scholarships since 1923. It is the longest-running recognition program for creative teens in the U.S., and a large source of scholarships for young artists and writers. The Visual Arts instructors at Mariemont High School are Julia Lair and Kim Richardson.





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Lacrosse season is under way By Nick Dudukovich

Lacrosse fields across the area will be filled with local preps looking to net some goals as they attempt to send their teams deep into May’s postseason. The Eastern Hills Journal previews the 2012 campaign:


Coach Steve Peterson takes over the reigns of the Warriors from Tad George this spring as Mariemont attempts to build off last season’s regional quarterfinal appearance. The Warriors should be a key player among the region’s Divi-

Kaleb Isles should be a key defender for the Mariemont Warriors this spring. THANKS TO STEVEN SPOONER

sion II teams for yet another season. The squad returns nine starters led by goalie Joe Rolander, attackmen Cooper Beach, midfielders Bill Bausmith, Cole DeCamp, Max Long, Alex Heffner and defenders Scott Leach, Nick Butcher and Kaleb Iles. Peterson, who brings 15 years of coaching experience to the program believes that his team’s work ethic and years of experience playing together make the Warriors a tough opponent. The Warriors season started March 23 with a 14-11 win over Wyoming. The squad dropped its next contest to Columbus Bishop Watterson, but bounced back with a 19-3 win over Lakota East

March 26. Mariemont is ranked 22nd in the state by The squad travels to Elder for its next match April 4.


The Silver Knights shook up the region when they ousted Mariemont in the regional quarterfinals a season ago. Summit’s season ended in the state semifinals to Dublin Jerome, who was ranked No.1 a the D-II level a season ago. The squad will return junior attackmen Will Martin, Gus Stewart and David Smith, according to the Summit athletics’ website. Senior LaDon Laney should shore up the the long-stick mid-

Area softball squads in play By Scott Springer and Nick Dudukovich CINCINNATI — Several schools in the Eastern Hills Journal coverage area started their girls softball seasons in late March. The following is a rundown of some the surrounding programs:


Head coach Bill Gabriel welcomes back a team that displayed a great attitude in preparation for the 2012 campaign. The squad’s efforts should be bolstered by the play of Ryan Williams, Jade Weber, Jessica Mason and Shelby Krimmer and Sarah Crabtree. Williams hit .308 a season ago.

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Senior Katie Hulsman leads the Bulldogs into the 2012 season – and three games into the schedule, the senior hurler has been dominant. Hulsman’s pitched 21 innigns and struck out an astonishing 44 batters, while maintaining a 0.67 ERA (through March 29). She was also the owner of a 0.19 WHIP (walks plus hits per innings pitched). This statistic means very few batters reach base when Hulsman takes to the circle. Offensively, the Bulldogs lineup should be sparked by Hulsman, Meghan Sullivan (2B), Danielle Duncan (OF), Emma Anhofer (3B/ SS), Katherine Jones (SS) and Kitty Difalco (IF).

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Stinger seniors taking to the diamond this spring include Amy Mauro (2B, P), Beth Hickenlooper (1B, OF), Hillary Goldsmith (OF,

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The Stinger are coached by Nick Grewie and compete at the Division II level of the Ohio High School Lacrosse Association. Seven Hills’ net match is scheduled for April 4 at Summit Country Day.


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The Lady Cavaliers are coached by Katie Rechenburg and were 3-11 a year ago (2-8 in the Girls Greater Cincinnati LeagueGrey Central division). Shortstop Nicole Dapper and third baseman Kelly Luck are the top returning hitters at .395 and .372, respectively. As a freshman, Melanie Thorman had all three pitching wins. Purcell Marian is at McNicholas April 4, before returning home to play Badin April 9.

fielder position. Come postseason time, Summit should be battle-tested considering the squad will play six of area’s nine D-1 programs. The squad will also participate in the Midwest Catholic Classic at Notre Dame University, The squad’s hosts Seven Hills in its next match April 4.

Seven Hills’ Monica Blanco, left, should aid the Lady Stingers’ efforts throughout the 2012 season. FILE PHOTO 1B) and Monica Blanco (SS, OF). Big contributions should also come from Lauren Driskell (3B), Lauren Gerhardt (P) and Bethany Buck (C). The Stingers kick off their home schedule against Lockland April 5. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

Walnut Hills

Last season the Lady Eagles recorded their first Fort Ancient Valley Conference win since 2006. This season coach Mark Rave looks to improve that 8-18 mark (213 FAVC) in his 13th season. Top returning players for the Lady Eagles include the senior Hoffs. Rachel Hoff pitches and plays shortstop and was FAVC second team last year with a .379 average and 18 runs batted in. Paige Hoff covers first base and hit .377 with 24 hits, 24 runs scored and 33 stolen bases. Paige was also a second-team FAVC selection. Also returning is junior second baseman Lauren Boulding, who hit .301 a year ago. Senior Morgan Bowman and junior Damonica French have had quick starts for Walnut Hills, with French collecting six hits in her

first seven at-bats of the season. Junior Megan Davidson got in on the action with an early home run. Rave feels the Lady Eagles can contend in the upper portion of the league with Milford and Turpin being the top two teams to shoot for. Walnut Hills has a pair of contests with defending league champ Glen Este coming up. The Lady Eagles are at Glen Este April 4, then home with the Lady Trojans April 5.


The Lady Tigers won the Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference last season with a perfect 9-0 record. Overall, they finished 9-4 and Angel Archer was named the league coach of the year. Top returning Withrow players are senior pitcher Ceara Beckley, junior catcher Diamond Hall and junior second baseman Taylor Rodgers. All were CMAC second teams picks a year ago. This season, Beckley has already hit a home run and senior Angelique Tresenwriter is off to a good start at the plate. The Lady Tigers host Aiken April 4 and visit Taft April 6.

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The fourth-annual Community Press Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year online contest kicked off Monday, April 2. Readers can nominate any junior or senior starting athlete who demonstrates the highest qualities on the field of play, in the classroom and in the community throughout the 2011-2012 school year. They can do so by clicking on the 2012 Sportsman of the Year logo on preps, finding their community newspaper and following the prompts. The nomination period ends Monday, April 16. All the nominations will be considered for male/female ballots that represent specific community newspapers, such as the Eastern Hills Journal. To vote, readers can get online at the same location, log into through their Facebook accounts and vote for the winners from Monday, April 30, to Friday, May 18. Readers can vote every day during that period but will be limited on the number they can vote each day. Last year, more than 270,000 votes were tallied by online readers. Winners will receive a certificate and full stories on them in their Community Press newspaper June 20-21. Questions? Email mlaughman@ with the subject line: 2012 Sportsman of the Year.

Highlight reel

» To see video of Summit coach Michael Bradley and center Holden Hertzel addressing the school at a pep rally celebrating the Silver Knights’ state basketball title, check out blogs/preps


» Clark Montessori beat

CCD 8-2 on March 29. Junior Sam Johnson gave up just four hits and struck out nine. » Purcell Marian blanked CCD 8-0 on March 26 as Ryan Murphy homered and drove in three runs. » Summit triumphed in its first game of the year with a 7-1 win over North College Hill March 26. Matt Slager struck out eight and was the winning pitcher. Gabe Scott tripled and drove in two RBI. Summit beat North College Hill 7-2 March 28. Sophomore Doug Compton picked up the win. Tommy Crowl struck out 10 in Summit’s 3-1 win over Roger Bacon March 29. » Seven Hills defeated Haverford (Pa.) 3-2 March 27. Harrison Addy got the win and was 2-3 at the plate. Ryan Ferrell was also 2-3 and scored two runs. The squad beat Sidwell Friends (D.C) and came away with a 7-2 win. Brian Goertemoeller got the win and Chris Brening was 2-2 from the plate. Ferrell struck out 13 during a win over Niles North (Ill.) March 29. » Walnut Hills blanked Clark Montessori 9-0 as senior lefty Aaron Frank threw the complete game one-hit shutout. » On March 26, Withrow downed Woodward 19-1. Sophomore Raheem Hassan was 3-3 with four runs batted in for the Tigers.


» Walnut Hills beat Norwood 18-4 in five innings. Junior Megan Davidson was 3-4 with a homer and five runs batted in. » St. Ursula defeated Alter, Wyoming, Roger Bacon and Northwest to start its year at 4-0. Pitcher Katie Hulsman has been lights out for the Bulldogs. She’s 4-0 with 54 strikeouts.

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Laney signs on to play college football

WESTWOOD — Summit Country Day School Senior LaDon Laney Jr. signed a letter of intent Tuesday to play football with Division II Kentucky Wesleyan College. LaDon, a running back and linebacker from Westwood, rushed for just under 1,500 yards in the 201112 season and had 25 career touchdowns. He was a two-year captain on Summit’s football team and a three-sport athlete as a member of the wrestling and lacrosse teams. He was The Cincinnati Enquirer Division V and VI Football Player of the Year, was named third-team allstate running back and was picked by a coach’s poll to be on the west team in the Ron Woyan East-West AllStar Game. “As a student-athlete, LaDon is a program changer,” Summit head football coach Michael Brown said. “His work ethic and athleticism make him a natural leader and someone who can inspire younger players coming through The Summit Country Day School Football program. Seeing LaDon sign with KWC is exciting for many


The Cardinal Pacelli second-grade basketball team wins its division in the Nothin' But Net Tournament, March 10-11. Although the Pacelli Panthers lost the initial game in this double-elimination tournament, they went on to win seven more and capture the title. The Panthers swept the undefeated Bulls 15-13 Saturday, and 23-7 Sunday. The team is coached by Chris Yates and Brian Albanese. From left are Kevin Boehm, Jason Habegger, Charlie Ragland, Jack Rhoades, Owen Albanese, Zachary Yates, James Texter and J.J. Brannock. THANKS TO ALISA FISHER

Senior LaDon Laney Jr. signs a letter of intent to play football with Division II Kentucky Wesleyan College as his family and school officials watch. Standing, from left, are Athletic Director Greg Dennis, Upper School Director Dr. Terry Malone and head football coach Michael Brown. LaDon is seated with his parents, Tashia and LaDon Laney Sr. THANKS TO DARREN WEIGL

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reasons, especially because it’s great to see an outstanding young man like him work so hard for four years and achieve his goal. I can’t wait to see his development continue at KWC. The entire Summit coaching staff is proud of LaDon and we congratulate

the Laney family.” LaDon intends to major in business at Kentucky Wesleyan. “I have fulfilled one of my major goals, which is to have the opportunity to play football in college,” he said. “It would be great if I played in the NFL but, if I don’t, I will


have a degree in business.” La Don says KWC is a good fit for him. “This college met everything I needed academically and athletically,” he said. “Stepping on campus, I felt at home. It felt like Summit.”

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Summit Country Day School celebrated the boys’ Division III state basketball championship with a rally at the school March 26. The Silver Knights went 26-1 on their way to the championship, and defeat-

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One man, one vote for the CMHA board In 1964 the United States Supreme Court established the idea of “one man, one vote.” In Reynolds vs. Sims, the court determined that state legislative districts had to be roughly equal in population. Before this ruling urban counties were often drastically underrepresented. The idea of equitable representation was favored by progressives at the time to counter balance the dominance of rural and suburban coalitions. Today, two local state legislators are proposing to correct a

similar long standing inequity in the make up of the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) board. Dusty But now some Rhodes COMMUNITY PRESS progressive politicians and GUEST COLUMNIST activists are opposing this overdue move to make the CMHA board truly representative of the area it serves, all of Hamilton County

with the exception of one small portion of Harrison Township. Currently, CMHA’s board includes five appointees. The appointments are made by the Hamilton County Commissioners, the Court of Common Pleas, the Court of Appeals and by the city of Cincinnati city manager. One of the appointments must be a CMHA program participant. Three appointees are selected by public officials representing the entire county (which includes the city of Cincinnati), but two more are ex-

clusively named by the Cincinnati city manager. State Rep. Louis Terhar’s and State Sen. Bill Seitz’ bill would add two more representatives, one from the county’s suburban municipalities and one from the county’s townships. Why should the city of Cincinnati have disproportionately excessive representation on a board making decisions well beyond their boundaries? Why can’t suburban communities and townships have equal representation on a board making decisions which significantly

Looking hard for reasons to re-elect president If you are black, white, Jewish, Catholic, man, woman, or an immigrant that is getting ready to vote this November, and you have only been getting your news from CNN, MSNBC or HLN at your doctor’s office or the car dealerwhile waiting for your car, let’s think about what your president has really done and is about to do more of. If you are one who votes blindly for one reason or another, and are not open to investigation, you should open up and read on anyway. If you are thinking that your car gas and your electricity bills are going to stop costing more, I have bad news. Obama is stopping all exploration of new oil, natural gas and new coal production. The money he gave to green energy projects has disappeared, and almost all green energy production has stopped. So bills are going to go much

higher very soon. Obama told you that energy prices would necessarily skyrocket, and the are. Will you be next to Calvin foreclose on Pauley COMMUNITY PRESS your house? Will you keep GUEST COLUMNIST your SUV or downsize to an Escort? Will you afford the private school your child is currently in? Do you really think you will have a retirement fund in the future? Obama is already eating up your retirement. Obama doesn’t have a friend I the world, and no one trusts him. Even the Arabs are burning him in effigy. He is seen as weak and uneducated in worldly affairs. Chaos has spread everywhere and the world is not better off

now than three years ago. He has given guns to drug cartels in Mexico, resulting in the death of a border guard in the USA, and officials in Mexico have been slain, all just to get gun controls in place (remember Hillary is his right hand). He has trashed the Constitution, stepped on religious rights, wants civil rights only for blacks, wants to ban all guns, and answers only to leftist elites, and your health insurance premiums are still so high that people are dropping coverages, and they are predicted to keep going up. How are your grocery bills looking? Are you really better off now? So can you tell me, since real unemployment is up to 18 percent, and all bills are skyrocketing, foreclosures predicted to rise 25 percent more this year, and more banks are failing, what has this man done that

makes you want to vote for him again? What is your criteria for choosing a president of the USA? Do you feel comfortable with whatever it is? An intelligent, wise person would include much more than choosing one person because he looks more interesting. Well the Republicans don’t have a George Clooney, but anyone of them is better than Obama. Each candidate has answers to all of the above, to help right away. But you won’t hear anything on CNN, MSNBC or HLN at the doctors office. Do research, and make an informed vote this year, and don’t let anyone sucker you into “hope and change” anymore. For you may end up with nothing if you don’t. Calvin Pauley is a resident of Loveland.

impact them? The current unfairness in CMHA board membership is indefensible. Thanks to Representative Terhar and Senator Seitz for introducing this bill to assure equal representation for all county residents. The inequity the status quo perpetuates by practicing the politics of exclusion must be addressed. Dusty Rhodes is the Hamilton County auditor. He lives in Delhi Township.

CH@TROOM March 28 question What are your expectations for the Reds this season? Do you have an Opening Day tradition? If so, what is it?

“The Reds seem to be in the playoffs every five years or so, so it’s not their year yet. One thing I can assure you of is that they will finish above the Cubs.” D.D.

NEXT QUESTION How do you think the Supreme Court will rule on the health care law? Why? Every week The Eastern Hills Journal asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line.

WHEN THEY MEET Cincinnati City Council Meets at 2 p.m. every Wednesday in room 300 at Cincinnati City Hall, 801 Plum St. Web site: Mayor Mark Mallory, 3525201; Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls; council President ProTem Cecil Thomas; council members Chris Bortz, Leslie Ghiz, Wayne Lippert, Amy Murray, Laure Quinlivan, Charlie Winburn and Wendell Young. City Manager Milton Dohoney, 352-3243, Assistant City Managers Scott Stiles and David Holmes; Director of the Department of City Planning Charles Graves III, 352-3260; Community Development and Planning, 3526146; Economic Development Director Holly Childs, 352-2499; Finance Director Joe Gray, 3523000; City Treasurer Daryl Cammerer; Tax Commissioner Teresa Gilligan, 352-3838; Health Commissioner Dr. Noble Maseru; Health Commissioner’s Office Public Information Officer Bernadette Watson, 357-7291; Board of Health members, 357-7282; Office of Environmental Quality Director Lawrence Falkin, 3526991; Director of Public Services Andrew Glenn, Jr., 352-5480; Police Chief, James E. Craig, 3523536; Fire Chief Robert Wright, 352-6220.

Cincinnati Public Schools

Meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month, 2651 Burnet Ave. Phone: 3630000. Web site: Board President Eve Bolton; Vice President Vanessa White;

members Melanie Bates, Eileen Cooper Reed, Catherine Ingram, A. Chris Nelms, and Sean T. Parker. Superintendent Mary Ronan.

Columbia Township

Meets at 6 p.m., the second Tuesday of the month, 5686 Kenwood Road. Phone: 561-6046. Web site: Trustee President Stephen Langenkamp; trustees Susan Hughes and David Kubicki; Fiscal Officer Paul Davis. Administrator C. Michael Lemon; Road Superintendent John Servizzi Jr.; Contract with Little Miami and Golf Manor fire departments and Deer Park Silverton Joint Fire District. Little Miami Fire Chief Tom Driggers, 271-3636; Golf Manor Fire Chief Greg Ballman, 531-2022; Silverton Fire Chief Donald Newman, 791-2500. Contract with Hamilton County Sheriff.

Columbia-Tusculum Community Council

Meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of the month at Columbia Baptist Church, 3718 Eastern Ave. Web site: President Arlene Golembiewski.


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Hembree, Don Kessel, Sharon Lally, Don Telgkamp and Joanne Telgkamp Administrator Jenny Kaminer; Clerk/Treasurer Walter Raines; Little Miami Fire Chief Tom Driggers, 271-3636; Police Chief Rick Patterson, 271-7250.

Hyde Park Neighborhood Council

Meets at 7 p.m., the second Tuesday of the month at Knox Presbyterian Church, 3400 Michigan Ave.Web site: Council President Ann Gerwin; Vice President Janet Buening; Treasurer Len Sauers; Recording Secretary Sybil Mullin; Communications Secretary Carl Uebelacker; Executive Committee Member Annie McManis.

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Meets at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Carl Lindner Tennis Center at Lunken Playfield, 4744 Playfield Lane. Council President Tom Salamon.

Madisonville Community Council

Meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of every month at the Recreation Center, 5320 Stewart Road. 561-9343. Web site: Council President Bob Igoe; Vice President Prencis Wilson; Treasurer Addie Hunter; Recording Secretary Janet Black; Corresponding Secretary Ruth Ann Busold.

Mariemont Meets at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month, 6907 Wooster Pike. Phone: 2713246. Web site: Mayor Dan Policastro; council members Jeff Andrews, Andy Black, Dennis McCarthy, Joe Miller, Cortney Scheeser, and Dennis Wolter. Treasurer Andrew Kulesza; Village Clerk Tony Borgerding; Tax Administrator Darlene Judd; Maintenance Superintendent John Scherpenberg, 272-5741; Building Commissioner Dennis Malone; Police Chief/Fire Chief Richard Hines, 271-4089.

Mariemont City School District

Meets at 7 p.m., the third Tuesday of the month in the cafeteria of Mariemont Junior High School, 6743 Chestnut St. Phone: 272-7500. Web site: Board President Dee Walter, Vice President Bill Flynn; members Peggy Braun, Marie Huenefeld, and Ken White. Superintendent Paul Imhoff; Treasurer Natalie Lucas.

Mt. Lookout Community Council

Meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Monday of every other month beginning in February at Christ the King Parish Center, 3223 Linwood Road. Phone: 723-5599. Web site: Board of Directors President John Brannock; Vice President Eric Flamme; Treasurer Matt

394 Wards Corner Road Loveland, Ohio 45140 phone: 248-8600 email: web site:

Johnson; Secretary, Jeff Waltz; marketing and public relations, Cha Soutar; membership, Andy Park; legacy planning/philanthropy, Jim Gaunt; Directors at Large Brian Kierce, Maryann Ries, Mark Costello and Greg Delev.

Oakley Community Council

Meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Oakley Community and Senior Center, 3882 Paxton Road. Phone (trustee president): 351-7842. Web site: Board of Trustees President Peter Draugelis; Vice President Terry Garrard; Secretary Bob Luthy; Treasurer Mike Geswein; parliamentarian and law, Dan Bennie; membership and citizen outreach, Craig Rozen; business/ zoning, Vince Schirmer; zoning, Brent Van Lieu; beautification, Matt Jones; trustee Skip Allen.

Terrace Park

Meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at 428 Elm Ave. Phone: 831-2137. Web site: Mayor Jay Gohman; Council President Pro Tem Mark Porst; members Stefan Olson, Jeff Krueger, Jim Muennich, Lee Cole and Tom Tepe. Clerk of Council/Assistant Fiscal Officer Laurie Baird; Chief Fiscal Officer Mark Holcomb; Solicitor Bob Malloy; Clerk of Court Bob Barket; Commissioner Gerald Hayhow; Police Chief Col. Gerald Hayhow, 831-2137; Fire Chief Luke Frey, 831-2196; EMS Chief Connie Wilson, 831-2196.

Eastern Hills Journal Editor Eric Spangler, 576-8251 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.





Mt. Lookout resident Thomas J. Long enjoys a morning walk next to the blooming daffodils in the Ault Park gardens.


s spring arrived in Cincinnati, many area residents headed to area parks to enjoy the weather. The warm temperatures helped a variety of trees and flowers bloom early and provide a welcome splash of color.

Photos by Lisa Wakeland/The Community Press

Jacey Rhine, 4, spins the branches of weeping cherry trees at Ault Park.

Mari Nishihata, who lives in Symmes Township, pauses to take a picture of the weeping cherry trees at Ault Park on the first day of spring.

Aaron Barr, 8, of Norwood, checks his footing while climbing a tree at Ault Park on the first day of spring.

Avian Dawson, 10, of Norwood, looks for a landing spot next the weeping cherry tree at Ault Park.

Mt. Lookout residents Benjamin Sasse and his son, Noah, stroll through the gardens at Ault Park during the summer-like weather of early spring.

Anderson Township resident Brooke Morgan, center, stops to to look at the flowers in Ault Park with Ava and Megan Herking, left. Charlie Cost of Hyde Park takes a spin on the playground at Alms Park on the first day of spring.

Holy Week

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Maundy Thursday, April 5 7:30 pm, Holy Communion Good Friday, April 6 7:30 pm, Tenebrae Service Easter Sunday, April 8

6:30 am Sunrise Service at Ault Park Pavilion 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 am Traditional Worship, Sanctuary 5:30 pm, Welcome Center


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, APRIL 5 Art & Craft Classes Pottery Class: Mold Making Multiples, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road, Weekly through June 21. Look at artists who use multiples in own work to decide which sculptural situation they want to create. Students then design objects to be molded then cast as many times as needed to create large group of pieces that work together as larger environment. Ages 18 and up. $330. 871-2529; Oakley.

Art Exhibits Juried Exhibition, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Original art works submitted by women artists. 272-3700; Mariemont. Charley Harper Exhibition and Sale, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 3668 Erie Ave., Vintage signed and numbered prints. Free. Through April 21. 8715604; Hyde Park. American Tonalist Paintings, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 5729 Dragon Way, Tonalism: distinctive style of low-toned atmospheric landscape painting. Paintings by Charles P. Appel, Frank A. Bicknell, Bruce Crane, Robert M. Decker, John J. Enneking, William C. Fitler, Herman Dudley Murphy and Hal Robinson. Free. Through April 14. 791-7717; Fairfax. Beads of Courage: Gallery Show + Sale, Noon-8 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Gallery One One. Showcase of glass beads and information on unique program for children coping with serious illness. Benefits Beads of Courage. Free. Through April 30. 321-0206; Oakley.

Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 3295 Turpin Lane, Hamilton County residents may drop off yard trimmings. Free to all Hamilton County Residents. Bring proof of residency. Landscapers and commercial establishments not eligible to participate. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. Through Nov. 25. 946-7766; Newtown.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. From Sit to Fit, 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Anderson Center Station, 7832 Five Mile Road, Program meeting every Monday and Thursday helping to prepare beginning walkers and joggers for a 5K. Two separate groups meet each day. Receive a tip for the day, workout and meet with coaches to ask questions. Socialize at local coffee spot follows and is optional. Dress for weather. Concludes May 17. $50. Registration required. Presented by Bob Roncker’s Running Spot. 688-8400. Anderson Township.

Holiday - Easter Holy Thursday Celebration, 7:30 p.m., Our Lord Christ the King Church, 3223 Linwood Ave., In memory of the washing of the Apostles’ feet, Pastor Ed Smith will wash the feet of 12 parishioners during Mass. Free. 321-4121; Mount Lookout.

FRIDAY, APRIL 6 Art & Craft Classes Make & Bake: Big Earth Day Bowl, 5-6 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Celebrate Earth and Art. Unique decorative glass bowls. Piece together sheet glass in different colors, shape and sizes to create your own 11-inch Earth Day Bowl. $40. Registration required. 321-0206; classes/parms/1/class/ make_bake_big_earth_day_bowl.html. Oakley.

Art Exhibits Juried Exhibition, 1-4 p.m.,

Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 272-3700; Mariemont. Another Man’s Treasure, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Gallery One One. Works by glass artist and instructor Erwin Timmers, range of cast recycled window glass sculptures. Erwin employs one mission throughout all of his artwork: Recycle. By developing ways to melt and recast window glass, Erwin transforms traditionally difficult material to recycle, into new and exciting forms. Free. Through April 30. 321-0206; Oakley. Charley Harper Exhibition and Sale, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, Free. 871-5604; Hyde Park. American Tonalist Paintings, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717; Fairfax. Beads of Courage: Gallery Show + Sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, Free. 321-0206; Oakley.

Art Openings Paper Trail: Contemporary Works on Paper by Kim Burgas, Terence Hammonds and Max Unterhaslberger, 5-8 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 2005 1/2 Madison Road, Designed for these three emerging artists to explore the brilliant variety of paper as a medium. Exhibit continues through May 5. Free. 321-5200; 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.

Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, Free. 946-7766; Newtown.

Dining Events 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. Wine and Hors D’oeuvres Tasting Event, 3-7 p.m., The Fresh Market-Oakley, 3088 Madison Road, Sampling gourmet appetizers and desserts along with signature wines. Ages 21 and up. $4. Presented by The Fresh Market. 533--2600. Oakley.

Drink Tastings Wine Tasting, 6-8 p.m., Remkebigg’s 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.

Films Free Movie on Good Friday, 7-10 p.m., Greater Cincinnati Worship Center, 8290 Batavia Pike, Church sanctuary. Time of fellowship and refreshments prior to the showing of “The Passion of Christ.” Free. 3497730. Newtown.

Literary - Signings Robert Olmstead, 7 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Author discusses and signs “The Coldest Night.” 396-8960; Norwood.

Music - Pop Soul Pocket, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave., $10. 871-6789; Mount Lookout.

SATURDAY, APRIL 7 Art & Craft Classes 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.

Kids+Me: Sun Catchers, 4:30-6 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Celebrate Earth and Art. Bring young artist to design and create fused glass sun catchers. Use variety of Bullseye Glass materials to make a six-bysix hanging sun catcher. Family friendly. $25. Registration required. 321-0206; classes/parms/1/class/ kidsme_sun_catchers.html. Oakley.

Art Exhibits

Join a pottery class to learn about slips and underglazes from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, at Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road, Oakley. The class runs weekly through April 25. Class costs $130. Regustration is required. Call 871-2529, or visit Free. 752-8539; Anderson Township. April Family Open House: Leaves, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Any child ages 3-18 may create two leaves: one to keep and one to put in SOG Kids Gallery Show this summer. Students older than 18 may create leaf, but will not be included in gallery. No experience necessary. Family friendly. $15. Registration required. 321-0206; classes/parms/1/class/april_family_open_house_leaves.html. Oakley. Pottery Class: Advanced Sculpture, 1-3 p.m., Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road, Weekly through June 23. Kirk Mayhew assists students through selfdirected projects and seeks to enhance their understanding of sculptural forms. Ages 18 and up. $330. Registration required. 871-2529; Oakley. School of Glass Kids Gallery: Bugs!, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Students make as many bugs as they can, then they choose one to take home, leaving the rest for the gallery. Ages 3-18. $10. Registration required. 321-0206. Oakley.

Art Exhibits Juried Exhibition, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 272-3700; Mariemont. Paper Trail: Contemporary Works on Paper by Kim Burgas, Terence Hammonds and Max Unterhaslberger, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 2005 1/2 Madison Road, Designed for these three emerging artists to explore the brilliant variety of paper as a medium. Free. Through May 5. 321-5200; O’Bryonville. Charley Harper Exhibition and Sale, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, Free. 871-5604; Hyde Park. American Tonalist Paintings, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717; Fairfax. Beads of Courage: Gallery Show + Sale, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, Free. 321-0206; Oakley.

Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, Free. 946-7766; Newtown.

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

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

Holiday - Easter Easter EGG-stravaganza, 1-4 p.m., First Baptist Church of Anderson Hills, 1674 Eight Mile Road, More than 2,000 candyfilled eggs to hunt, inflatables, prizes and more. Rain or shine. Ages 2-12. Free. 474-2441. Anderson Township. Anderson Post 318 Easter Egg

Another Man’s Treasure, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, Free. 321-0206; home/gallery_one_one.html. Oakley. Charley Harper Exhibition and Sale, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, Free. 871-5604; Hyde Park. American Tonalist Paintings, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717; Fairfax. Beads of Courage: Gallery Show + Sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, Free. 321-0206; Oakley.

Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, Free. 946-7766; Newtown.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. From Sit to Fit, 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Anderson Center Station, $50. Registration required. 688-8400. Anderson Township.


Cincinnati Reds Mascot Mr. Redlegs waves during the 2011 Opening Day Parade. The 2012 Findlay Market Opening Day Parade will take place on Thursday, April 5. The parade steps off from the Race Street entrance to the market at 1 p.m. ERNEST COLEMAN

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. Hunt, Noon, Turpin High School, 2650 Bartels Road, Lawn. Children will be divided into age groups to hunt for plastic eggs filled with candy. Some of the eggs will contain winning numbers that will be redeemable for special surprises. For Ages 10 and under. Free. Presented by American Legion Post 318. 703-2287. Anderson Township. Ohanami (Flower-Viewing) Picnic, 4-6 p.m., Ault Park, 3600 Observatory Ave., Flowering Cherry Tree Grove. Picnic under the Cherry Blossom (Sakura) trees as Japanese would do. Bring picnic and family. Includes Easter Egg Hunt for children. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati. 579-3114; Mount Lookout.

Literary - Bookstores Share the Love of Animals with the Zoo’s Thane Maynard, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Director of Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden brings animal friends to help share his message of conservation and hands-on fun. Family friendly. Free. 731-2665. Oakley. Ivy and Bean’s April-Fool-AGrownup Day, 3-4 p.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, With Ivy and Bean. Ages 6-10. $3. Registration required. 731-2665. Oakley.

Music - Jazz fo/mo/deep, 8:30 p.m., Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave., $10. 871-6789. Mount Lookout.

Music - Latin Club Tequilas: Sabado Noche Movimiento, 9:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m., Inner Circle, 4343 Kellogg Ave., Mix of Latin music by DJ Tavo. Ladies free before 11 p.m.

Ages 18 and up. $10. 321-0220; East End.

Nature Pond Hopping, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Leatherleaf Shelter. Take a closer look at the critters who make their home in the park’s ponds. Participants may get wet and muddy. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

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

SUNDAY, APRIL 8 Art & Craft Classes Pottery Class: Intro to Handbuilding, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road, Weekly through April 29. Learn basics of how clay behaves through rolling, stacking and blending coils. $175. Registration required. 871-2529; Oakley.

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, APRIL 9 Art & Craft Classes

Bridge Basics, 7-9 p.m., Nagel Middle School, 1500 Nagel Road, Four Monday classes. For beginner/intermediate bridge player who would like to improve and update his or her game. Short tips on play of the hand, evaluation of the hand, doubles, pre-emptive bidding and leads. With Helen Ogle. Ages 18 and up. $55. Registration required. Presented by Forest Hills Community Education. 231-3600; Anderson Township.

TUESDAY, APRIL 10 Art & Craft Classes Young Rembrandts: PreSchool Drawing, 6-6:45 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Class 2. Weekly through May 15. Innovative, step-by-step drawing method to teach any child how to draw, regardless of artistic ability. Age 3 1/2-6. Family friendly. $89, $79 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township. The Joy of Painting: Landscape, 6-9 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Class 2. Weekly through May 1. Learn famous Bob Ross landscape painting method. Ages 16 and up. All skill levels. Family friendly. $50, $45 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4513. Anderson Township. Make & Bake: Recycled Cabs Fused Glass Jewelry, 5-7 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Students create their own fused glass cabochons, bracelets, rings, pins, hair clips, wine stoppers and more using a range of pre-pulled, colorful vitrigraph line made of recycled glass. No experience necessary. $25. Registration required. 321-0206. Oakley.

Art Exhibits Another Man’s Treasure, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, Free. 321-0206; home/gallery_one_one.html. Oakley. Paper Trail: Contemporary Works on Paper by Kim Burgas, Terence Hammonds and Max Unterhaslberger, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; O’Bryonville. Charley Harper Exhibition and Sale, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, Free. 871-5604; Hyde Park.



A slow cooker casserole is perfect for Easter breakfast I’m anxious to get all the window boxes up and planted with spring flowers. I’ll use pansies and violas, since they are both edible, and they add a pop of color to spring salads, drinks and pastries. Creeping thyme and marjoram will be my fillers. Both of these herbs are two of my favorite culinary herbs, and Rita as the Heikenfeld thyme RITA’S KITCHEN grows, it’s so attractive as it tumbles down the front of the boxes. The marjoram is a lighter green making for a pretty contrast among the flowers. The bonus is that as I replace the pansies with heat-tolerant flowers, the herbs don’t need to be replaced and grow happily until the cold weather forces them to shut down.

Slow cooker breakfast casserole

I used bacon and cooked some extra for garnishing. A nice brunch dish for Easter.

2 lbs. frozen shredded hash brown potatoes 1 lb. sausage, bacon, ham, etc. cooked plus extra for garnish, if you like 2 cups shredded cheese, your choice (I used 1½ cups cheddar and ½ cup Parmesan) plus extra for garnishing ½ cup julienned or diced sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained 1 bunch green onions, sliced thinly 12 eggs 1 cup milk Salt and pepper to taste

Spray large slow cooker. A 6-quart works well. Layer half the potatoes on bottom. Add half the meat, half cheese, half tomatoes and half onions. Repeat. Beat eggs, milk, salt and pepper and pour over. Cook on low 5-8 hours or on high 3-4 hours, or until eggs are cooked. Turn off slow cooker and sprinkle with additional cheese and meat. Put lid on until cheese melts. Serves 8-10.

Owner Clarence Chan, left, and head chef Xu Hung stand in front of a window depicting the Hong Kong skyline at the Yat Ka Mein Noodle House. The new Oakley restaurant is expected to open in the spring. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Oakley restaurant boasts authentic Chinese cuisine By Forrest Sellers

Rita's slow cooker breakfast casserole is an easy dish for Easter breakfast or brunch. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

Dick Bader’s cheesecake Dick and I struck up a conversation at grandson Will’s basketball game. He makes one awesome cheesecake and was happy to share it. Dick told me: “I’ve been using this recipe for over 15 years and made my wedding cake and two other wedding cakes using it.” He says it’s better than Jerry’s cheesecakes that you buy. Wouldn’t this be nice for an Easter buffet? Crust for two cheesecakes:

blend on low speed until smooth, then add in eggs, vanilla, salt and lemon juice. Pour into pan. Bake one hour, then lower heat to 275 and bake another hour. Turn off oven and let cool in oven for an hour. Can be made ahead of time and frozen. Serves 10-12.

cheese frosting would be good, too.

Donna Kluba’s sugar-free banana cake

Coming soon

Donna is my farmer neighbor and is one of the healthiest cooks and bakers I know. Here’s her latest creation:

3 cups crushed graham crackers ½ cup sugar ½ tsp. cinnamon 2 ⁄3 cup melted butter

1 18.25 oz. box yellow sugar-free cake mix ¼ cup packed Splenda Brown Sugar Blend 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 ripe bananas mashed, a little over 1 cup 1 cup water ½ cup canola oil 3 large eggs

Blend together dry ingredients. Add in enough melted butter to lightly coat crumbs and blend. Press into bottom of 9- to 10-inch springform pan. Cover outside bottom of pan with foil to prevent butter from leaking out. Filling: 6 8 oz. packages cream cheese, room temperature 1 cup sour cream 2¼ cups sugar 6 large eggs, room temperature 1 tbsp. vanilla ½ teaspoon salt 2 tbsp. lemon juice

Preheat oven to 300. Cream the cheese, add in sour cream and sugar and

Can you help?

Donna needs a soyand egg-free cake.

Donna’s Depression cake for wedding Check out my blog for this recipe.

Cookies like Subway Like O’Charley’s caramel pie

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

OAKLEY — A new Oakley restaurant will serve up authentic Chinese cuisine. The Yat Ka Mein Noodle House will open its doors this spring. “This area fit perfectly,” said owner Clarence Chan. “I think the people (here) are open to new concepts.” Yat Ka Mein had previously operated in Hyde Park at Hyde Park Station. It opened in June 2005. Chan said the new Oakley location will provide more space and allow for larger crowds associated with receptions and rehearsal dinners. The menu includes a variety of authentic Chinese items including Hong Kong fried chicken, roast duck, beef ho fun and a variety of noodle dishes. Yat Ka Mein also serves

Thai and Vietnamese items. Chan, 61, who is a resident of Burlington, Ky., has been in the restaurant business for 40 years. He started as a waiter in a Chinese restaurant while attending college. After obtaining a degree in electrical engineering, Chan said he realized he wanted a career where he could be his own boss. He said ownership of a restaurant provided that opportunity. “You have to be devoted,” he said. “It’s long hours, but it’s rewarding.” Chan has operated restaurants in Kentucky and downtown Cincinnati. The head chef is Xu Hung, who was formerly head chef at the Pacific Moon in Montgomery. Yat Ka Mein is expected to open in early April. It is located at 2974 Madison Road.

Preheat oven to 350. Donna used a bundt pan and heated it to 325. Lightly grease and flour pan or use cooking spray. Put everything in mixer bowl and mix together. Blend on low for one minute. Scrape sides and beat two minutes, until blended. Pour into pan and place on center rack. Bake 40-50 minutes until lightly browned. Toothpick inserted in center will come out clean. Cool and frost. Donna used a butter cream and walnuts. She says cream

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Beware of Internet ticket brokers When it comes to buying concert tickets on the Internet, you need to beware of ticket brokers – some of whom are posing as “official” concert websites. That’s what a Cherry Grove woman learned when she went searching for tickets for an upcoming concert at Riverbend. Linda Shrader is a fan of the rock group Radiohead and rushed to the Internet when she heard they were coming to play at Riverbend. She wanted tickets for all four members of her family. “I typed in Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati,

Radiohead June 5. I hit the return button and the search results came up and the very first Howard one said Ain ‘Riverbend HEY HOWARD! Music Center Offical ticket Service Online for Riverbend Music Center,’” Shrader says. Believing that was the real website for Riverbend, Shrader clicked on it. “It showed a map of Riverbend. The whole thing looked very official. It had the tickets, but the tickets were very expen-

sive … For the area that I was looking at in the pavilion, it was $345 dollars for each ticket,” Shrader says. Later, when she told her sons she had bought the tickets, they told her she paid way too much money. In addition, they told her tickets for the show hadn’t even gone on sale yet at Riverbend. She contacted the website and tried to cancel the purchase but was told she couldn’t. Her credit card company also refused to cancel the purchase. “They won’t give the tickets yet, they claim they won’t be sent out until May 29, which is just

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a few days before the concert. So, I’m a little leery about the fact they’re not going to be in my hand,” Shrader says. Shrader complained to the website about its use of the word “official.” She says they told her they also state on the site “We are a resale marketplace, not a box office or venue.” Shrader recently found another website from a ticket broker that clearly states at the top, “No

says she just hopes she will get the four tickets for which she has already paid $1,700. Bottom line: If in doubt, call the venue where the concert will be held and ask for its website address and when tickets will go on sale. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

Fur Ball to help SPCA SPCA Cincinnati (the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) will conduct the 10th annual Fur Ball on Saturday, April 28, at Xavier University’s Cintas Center. This year’s event, themed “Best in Show,” will offer a variety of fun activities while raising awareness and funds needed to continue SPCA Cincinnati’s mission “to turn no companion animal away.” Human guests will mingle with adoptable animals, and the four legged guests will strut their stuff on the “Best in Show” runway. A full house, plus more than 30 shelter animals, is expected. Conducted annually since 2003, the Fur Ball promotes fair treatment of all animals and raises awareness about animal issues at the local, regional and national levels.


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affiliation with official site.” Shrader says she’d like to alert others to be aware of these websites. A spokeswoman for Riverbend said the music center is very concerned about these ticket broker websites. She says it is currently looking into what legal rights it has to stop companies from using the words “official” and “official ticketing site.” At this point, Shrader

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In addition, the Fur Ball encourages animal adoptions and proper registration for city of Cincinnati residents. Last year alone, more than 600 people attended and $90,000 worth of operating dollars were generated as a result. Fur Ball guests will enjoy a variety of activities: » Cocktails and silent auction starting at 6 p.m. » Gourmet dinner of humanely-raised chicken, vegetarian, or vegan selection. » “P.B. Johnston Humane Care” Award. » Crowning of “Best in Show” with announcer Cammy Dierking, Local 12 news anchor, and surprise judges. » Dancing to the tunes of Airwave till midnight. » Emcee Rich Jaffe, Local 12 news anchor. “SPCA Cincinnati takes the opportunity to reach

out to people who want to make a difference in the lives of those who have no voice,” said CEO Harold Dates. “By influencing one person at a time, our organization can make a positive ripple effect throughout the community. This event is an ideal setting to inform, educate, and most importantly thank everyday heroes who bring our mission to life.” SPCA Cincinnati offers refuge, medical care, nourishment and a second chance for homeless, neglected and abused animals, as well as programs that encourage the bond between animals and people. Tickets are $150 per person or $1,500 for a table of 10. For information on purchasing tickets, call 4897392 or visit

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Volunteers log thousands of hours for the library Last year, 13 volunteers contributed more than 1,000 hours to the Library Friends’ Shop, located on the mezzanine of the Main Library downtown. Three of the volunteers belong to the “Club of 88,” having contributed thousands of hours since they all began working there in 1988. Rosemary Auer, Roberto Mattamira, and Janet Smith have been fixtures at the shop since they began volunteering in 1988. “We’re extremely grateful for the dedication of our volunteers who donate their time and expertise to the shop,” said Shop Manager Tracy Lanham. “Our volunteers are the heart of the Friends’ organization. Rosemary, Roberto and Janet epitomize what it means to volunteer at the shop. Their tireless efforts and familiar faces give a sense of comfort and come with knowledge of how the shop operates and how we serve our customers. We have many other volunteers as well, and together

they provide hundreds of donated hours each year. We could not do it without them.” The gift shop opened in 1983 in a small nook on the Walnut Street side of the building. Through the years it has expanded and quadrupled in size into the area on the mezzanine near the Vine Street entrance, offering unique gift items, as well as a large area of used books, DVDs, and CDs. Auer, of Ft. Thomas, Ky., works every other Friday at the shop. She has also volunteered at Good Samaritan Hospital for 30 years, and decided to attend a volunteer open house held by the Friends in 1988. After a career at the IRS, she decided she needed something else to fill her time, as well as give back to the community. “My favorite thing is meeting all the people,” she said. “I’m 92, but I am very active and love coming here.” Auer has volun-

teered over 1,700 hours of her time since 1988. For Mattamira, working in a library was a natural choice after retiring as a schoolteacher and elementary librarian for the Oak Hills School District, and from a 25-year career as a physical education teacher. Mattamira, 87, travels from Delhi to work every other Monday at the shop. “I meet the most interesting people here,” she said. Mattamira has logged more than 1,500 volunteer hours. Smith, of Terrace Park, keeps busy working fulltime in external relations for Procter & Gamble, but still finds the time to volunteer one Saturday a month at the shop. “When I was in college I practically lived at the library,” she said. “It piqued my interest in books, and I love giving something back.” She loves interacting with people, as well as the bargains that are found in the shop. Despite working a full-time job, Smith


The Ohio State Bar Association recently renewed Daniel H. McKinney of Hyde Park as a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. The Bar AssociaMcKinney tion’s specialization program gives licensed Ohio attorneys the ability to become certified as specialists in particular areas of law. The Ohio State Bar Association is accredited by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Certification of Attorneys as Specialists. McKinney is the founding attorney of downtown Cincinnati’s McKinney & Namei Co., LPA.

Realtor of the year Michael Hinckley, a sales associate with the Coldwell Banker West Shell Hyde Park office, received the Realtor of the Year/Sales Award from the Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors (CABR). The award is the highest award an agent can receive and recognizes Hinckley an individual who has achieved top sales production, is highly involved in the association and in the community. An active member of CABR, Hinckley has served on the association’s strategic planning, arbitration, membership and legislative committees and is currently a director. Hinckley is a certified residential specialist, an accredited buyer representative and a senior housing specialist.

Rising star

Kevin F. Hoskins, of Mount Lookout, associate at DBL Law, was recently named by OhioSuper Lawyers & Rising Stars as one of the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state for 2012.

Fewer than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Ohio receive this honor each year. Hoskins Hoskins practices in the firm's Civil Litigation group and focuses primarily in the areas of business and employment litigation.

Hoskins obtained his law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, and he obtained a B.B.A. with a double major in Finance and Organizational Behavior and Business Policy from Southern Methodist University. He is a member of the Ohio State, Cincinnati, Kentucky and Northern Kentucky Bar Associations.

Volunteering at the Library Friends Shop are, from left, Roberto Mattamiro, Rosemary Auer and Janet Smith. THANKS TO RICK HELMES has volunteered more than 750 hours. “Since it opened in 1983 volunteers have contributed more than 54,037 hours,” said Lanham. Volunteer sales associates assist shoppers, organize bookshelves, and provide directions to areas within the library. Volunteers can commit to working on a specific day or to substituting when needed. The Friends’ Shop is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are seven other shop volunteers who also w



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RELIGION Brecon United Methodist Church

The church offers worship services on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Samaritan Closet hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Samaritan Closet offers clothing and food to people with demonstrated needs. Bread from Panera is available on Thursdays and

Saturdays. The Samaritan Closet is next to the church. The church is at 7388 E. Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 489-7021.

California Columbia United Methodist Church The church is at 5751 Kellogg Ave. Service is at 9:30 a.m. Call 232-5077.

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Christ Church Cathedral

Shiloh Roby, associate director of music at Christ Church Cathedral in Cincinnati, Ohio, will give an organ recital at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the cathedral. 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. Shiloh Roby is a native of Staunton, Virginia. He studied organ with Stephen Cooksey and J. Thomas Mitts and percussion with Eugenia Burkett at Shenandoah University, where he earned dual bachelor degrees in music and business. He graduated magna cum laude. He completed a master’s degree at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied music theory with Kip Wile and Thomas Benjamin. He also studied organ with Donald Sutherland and held one of the two fellowships in ear-training. In 2007, he departed for the United Kingdom, where he served as organ scholar at Truro Cathedral in Cornwall. This was followed by a year of serving as organ scholar at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the national cathedral of Ireland. Shiloh returned to the United States in 2009 to accept a position as director of music at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Holliston, Massachusetts. He


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BAPTIST 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

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

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


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 God of Prophecy

The church hosts Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship is at 11 a.m. Sundays. Bible Study is at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The church is at 8105 Beech Ave., Deer Park; 793-7422.


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NON-DENOMINATIONAL Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith Cincinnati, OH 45243

Phone: 513-791-8348 • Fax: 513-791-5648

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moved to Cincinnati in December, 2010, to join the cathedral staff. Music Live at Lunch, Christ Church Cathedral’s weekly concert series, will feature the following performers in April. These free concerts are presented on Tuesday at 12:10 p.m. Patrons may bring their lunch or buy one at the cathedral for $5. Christ Church Cathedral is located at 318 East Fourth Street, downtown Cincinnati. All performances are in the Centennial Chapel unless listed as being in the cathedral nave. For more information, call 621-1817. April schedule: » April 10: Lia Ferrell, harpsichord » April 17: Elliott Duo: Percussion & flute » April 24: Colleen Braid, violist, & Donald A. Hurd, pianist: Music of Rick Sowash For more information, call (513) 621-1817, or go to music/staff The church is at 318 E. 4th St., Cincinnati; 842-2051.

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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


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

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8000 Miami Ave. 513-791-4470 LENTEN ACTIVITIES/EVENTS • Prayer & Communion Monday-Friday, 8:30 am • Wednesday Meals (soup/salad) 5:30 pm - Fellowship Hall • Maundy Thursday Worship April 5, 7:00 pm • Good Friday Community Ecumenical Service, 12 noon, at: Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church

First Baptist Church of Anderson Hills The church is located at 1674 Eight Mile Road, Anderson Township; 474-2441.

Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church

Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church has a reputation for bringing world-class 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.

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.

St. Paul Community United Methodist Church

St. Paul Church services are 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. for traditional worship and 9:30 a.m. for contemporary worship with Praise Band. Sunday School is 9:30 a.m. for all ages and 11 a.m. is children’s mission hour. Nursery care is provided for all services. On Easter Sunday, April 8, the church continues the Lenten/ Easter series “If I Could Ask…Questions for Christ on the Way to the Cross!” with the sermon “Is It Too Good To Be True?” The scripture will be John 20:1-9. The Children’s Choir will be singing at the 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. 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; 8918181;www.stpaulcommunityumc .org.

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

LEGAL NOTICE In accordance with the provisions of State Law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entito satisfy an tled owner and/or manager’s lien of the goods hereinafter described and stored at the Uncle Bob’s Self Storage location(s) listed below. And, due notice being given, to the owner of said property and all parties known to claim an interest therein, and th time specified in such notice for payment of such havthe expired, ing goods will be sold at public auction at the stated below the to location(s) highest bidder or otherwise disposed of on Monday, April 23, 2012, 1:00PM, 2950 Robertson Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45209, 513-631-0290. Jenice Marko 4308 Adams Rd Cinti, OH 45242 Furniture, boxes, appliances, TV’s or stereo equip. Rosemond Charise 1712 Hewitt Ave Cinti, OH 45207 Boxes, bags, tires. Gerry Collier 3441 Wilson Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229 Household goods, furniture, boxes, sporting goods, tools, appliances, tv’s or stereo equip, office acmachines/equip, count records. Burbridge Jonathan 11900 White Bluff Rd #1507 Savannah, GA Household 31419 goods, boxes. Lori Clark 2317 SecCincinnati, tion Rd OH 45237 Furniture, boxes Clifford Bush 4427 Brazzee St Cincinatti, OH 45209 Furniture, boxes, appliances D.A. Welco Services, LLC 2692 Madison Rd #169 Cinti, OH 45208 Boxes, tools, appliances, construction equip, other 565 Tugrul Karen Missouri Ave #1 Cinti, OH 45226 Boxes, furniture, household goods Harry Durkin 6119 Tulane Rd Cincinnati, OH 45212 Furniture, boxes, clothes 95697

Sycamore Christian Church

Sunday worship and junior worship services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Bible study for all ages at 9 a.m. Adult and Youth Bible studies each Wednesday at 7 p.m. Women’s Study Group at 6:30 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month. Includes light refreshments and special ladies study. The church is at 6555 Cooper Road, Sycamore Township; 891-7891.

Sycamore Presbyterian Church

Easter Sunday worship schedule is as follows: 8 a.m. in the chapel; 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary featuring the Chancel Choir with brass. The church is at 11800 MasonMontgomery Road, Symmes Township; 683-0254;

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 Sundays at 10 a.m. at Dale Park Junior High School, 6743 Chestnut St.

DEATHS Donna L. Mell

Donna L. Mell, 77, of Fairfax died March 23. Survived by husband, Randall Mell; children Michael LeMay, Dwande LeMay, Angie Mottsinger, Jane Cowser and Christine Watson; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; siblings Guy and Billy Townsley, Linda Mineer, Kathy Green, Sandi Burnhardt and Debbie Thomas; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial gathering was March 28 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel. Memorials to: the American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206; and SPCA, 11900 Conrey Road, Cincinnati, OH 45249.



POLICE REPORTS CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2 Arrests/citations Abriel G. Glover, born 1991, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., March 15. Alfred Evans, born 1961, theft under $300, 3760 Paxton Ave., March 15. Amber Mack, born 1989, assault, 6011 Madison Road, March 17. Andrea N. Niemann, born 1980, possession of drug paraphernalia, 6730 Roe St., March 16. Angela Hughley, born 1967, robbery, 2624 Victory Pkwy., March 12. Anthony Joiner, born 1988, domestic violence, 1216 E. McMillan St., March 18. Antoinette Davis, born 1990, assault, 6011 Madison Road, March 17. Antonio Ward, born 1992, assault, 3932 Paxton Ave., March 13. Cassandra Peterson, born 1990, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., March 15. Cesare C. Dicristofaro, born 1979, disorderly conduct, 3295 Erie Ave., March 15. Christopher Dorn, born 1968, criminal trespassing, 3760 Paxton Ave., March 8. Dante L. Cross, born 1988, pos-

session of drugs, 6226 Montgomery Road, March 8. Darnell S. Wise, born 1986, domestic violence, 3126 Troy Ave., March 13. Denise Coleman, born 1963, possession of an open flask, 6011 Madison Road, March 9. Dominique L. Weaver, born 1985, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., March 18. Donnell Irvin, born 1959, criminal damaging or endangering, 5508 Stewart Ave., March 17. Earl Coleman, born 1980, possession of drugs, 6245 Montgomery Road, March 7. Eugene Carter, born 1956, possession of an open flask, 6011 Madison Road, March 9. Fredrick B. Gilliam, born 1976, theft under $300, 3601 Eastern Ave., March 15. Judah Hargrove, born 1974, possession of drug paraphernalia, robbery, 3872 Paxton Ave., March 18. Korie K. Washington, born 1981, misdemeanor drug possession, obstructing official business, 3370 Woodford Road, March 16. Quinn McCreagh, born 1959, criminal damaging or endangering, criminal trespassing, 2704 Cypress Way, March 16. Robert Mark Miller, born 1962,

possession of drug paraphernalia, 4126 Paxton Ave., March 15. Samone Glover, born 1989, domestic violence, 6280 Ridge Ave., March 13. Tisha England, born 1972, criminal damaging or endangering, 4761 Madison Road, March 2. Tyler S. Andrews, born 1991, possession of drugs, 1700 Madison Road, March 14.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated armed robbery 3822 Paxton Ave., March 13. Aggravated menacing 5715 Bramble Ave., March 15. Assault 1018 Delta Ave., March 15. 2534 Ingleside Ave., March 10. 3190 Woodford Road, March 14. 3932 Paxton Ave., March 13. 4824 Stewart Ave., March 13. 4900 Babson Place, March 12. 5411 Madison Road, March 12. 5609 Tompkins Ave., March 14. Breaking and entering 2560 Victory Pkwy., March 13. 3005 Springer Ave., March 14. 3880 Paxton Ave., March 13. 3944 Edwards Road, March 12. 4725 Madison Road, March 13. 5210 Brotherton Court, March 14. 5842 Robison Road, March 13. Burglary 2345 Madison Road, March 13.


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4428 Verne Ave.: Bank of New York Mellon Trust Co. National Association to Trm Holdings LLC; $26,550. 3315 Cardiff Ave.: Guardian Savings Bank Fsb to Johnson Stephen R.; $20,000. 3856 Marburg Ave.: Mosko Christopher P. to National Residential Nominee Services Inc.; $175,000. 3870 Marburg Ave.: Crain Cynthia A. to Clark Ryan; $196,000 . 3090 Markbreit Ave.: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Sweeney Erin E.; $135,700. 3370 Everson Ave.: 3977 Marburg Avenue Ltd. to Bmf 99 LLC; $110,000. 3745 Marburg Ave.: Rosier Michael S. to Payne Justin; $160,500. 4115 Thirty-Fourth Ave.: Thompson David M@4 to Dillman David; $45,500. 4116 Ballard Ave.: Union Savings Bank to West Philip & Amy; $85,000.


815 Lexington Ave.: Self Barbara G. to Russell Kimberly A. &

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2229 Gilbert Ave.: Mcswain Family Limited Partnership to Fannie Mae; $96,000. 2650 Burnet Ave.: Greater Cincy Properties LLC to Sterling Medical Corp.; $125,000. 2700 Ashland Ave.: 2700 Ashland Associates LLC to Kerr Denise A.; $164,000. 723 Mcmillan Ave.: Lukehart

Meats Inc. to Agid Properties LLC; $60,000. 727 Mcmillan Ave.: Lukehart Meats Inc. to Agid Properties LLC; $60,000. 729 Mcmillan Ave.: Lukehart Meats Inc. to Agid Properties LLC; $60,000. 928 Windsor St.: Haney Donald Sr. & Marisela V. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $99,636.

2611 Langdon Farm Road, March 15. 2805 Madison Road, March 13. 3545 Ibsen Ave., March 9. 6222 Chandler St., March 12. Criminal damaging/endangering 2351 Madison Road, March 15. 3444 Mooney Ave., March 13. 3500 Madison Road, March 12. 3500 Madison Road, March 13. 5541 Montgomery Road, March 9. 566 Torrence Lane, March 11. 5812 Madison Road, March 11. 6154 Grand Vista Ave., March 11. Domestic violence Reported at Ridge Avenue, March 13. Reported at Stewart Avenue, March 11. Reported at Woodburn Avenue, March 10. Felonious Assault 2909 Ziegle Ave., March 13. Menacing 3106 Columbia Pkwy., March 9. 6818 Palmetto St., March 12. Public indecency 5651 Montgomery Road, March 9. Robbery 5609 Madison Road, March 11. Sexual battery Reported at Erie Avenue, March 11. Theft 1305 Meier Ave., March 13. 1315 Meier Ave., March 13. 1540 Chapel St., March 15. 2174 Grandin Road, March 14. 2412 Ingleside Ave., March 13. 2753 Observatory Ave., March 13. 3030 Erie Ave., March 11. 3261 Nash Ave., March 11. 3416 Burch Ave., March 13. 3418 Burch Ave., March 13. 3573 Glenedge Lane, March 16. 3601 Columbia Pkwy., March 15. 3601 Columbia Pkwy., March 15.

3760 Paxton Ave., March 15. 3760 Paxton Ave., March 9. 3808 Paxton Ave., March 14. 4004 Erie Court, March 14. 4176 Paxton Woods Lane, March 11. 4416 Red Bank Road, March 9. 4715 Mathis St., March 9. 4825 Marburg Ave., March 12. 4825 Marburg Ave., March 15. 4825 Marburg Ave., March 9. 4960 Ridge Ave., March 15. 5832 Bramble Ave., March 10. 5910 Clephane Ave., March 15. 6114 Montgomery Road, March 11.

COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Willie McRae, 62, 2526 Losantiville Ave., theft at 3240 Highland Ave., March 13. Vanesa Brown, 30, 101 N. 45th, possession of marijuana at 3400 Highland Ave., March 13. Chaniqua Green, 21, 6100 W. Fordham Place, obstructing justice at 11021 Hamilton Ave., March 10. Yasee Thomas, 21, 1540 Leger Place, aggravated vehicular homicide, obstructing justice at 11021 Hamilton Ave., March 10. Vanessa Brown, 30, 101 N. 45th, theft at 3400 Highland Ave., March 13.

Incidents/investigations Unauthorized use of motor vehicle Vehicle not returned at 6923 Buckingham Place, March 14.

FAIRFAX Arrests/citations Larrie Dubose, 25, 4820 Stewart Road, driving under suspension, March 8. Jennifer D. Vaughn, 24, 251

Riddle Road, physical control, under influence, March 9. Jajuan Douglas, 20, 6100 W. Fordham Place, theft, March 9. Joshua Kacher, 31, 3522 A Brookstone Drive, failure to control, leaving the scene, March 10. Kelly Brown, 42, 2110 Crane, theft, March 13. Brandy Kimberly, no age given, 1839 Beacon Ave., theft, March 13. Cynthia Adams, 28, 4433 Eastern Ave., theft, March 13. Michael Hoskins, 21, 227 Renner St., forgery, criminal tools, March 13. Brittany Wright, 20, 3643 Old Red Bank, driving under suspension, March 14. Christian Jackson, 19, 539 Compton Road, driving under suspension, March 15. Robert De Cavel, 50, 610 Nelson Place, driving under influence, March 16.

Incidents/investigations Theft I-pad and case taken; $600 at 5712 Grace Ave. No. 1, Feb. 21. Laptop computer, disc home theater, etc. taken from Walmart; $1,113 at 4000 Red Bank Road, Feb. 23. Credit card taken at 5903 Hawthorne Ave., Feb. 24. Three water heaters taken at Forsee Plumbing Co. at 3902 Lonsdale Ave., Feb. 26. Food, etc. taken from Walmart; $151 at 4000 Red Bank Road, Feb. 27. Groceries taken from Walmart; $244 at 4000 Red Bank Road, Feb. 28. A scan disc taken from Walmart; $30 at 4000 Red Bank Road, March 3.


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PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Hamilton County Rural Zoning Commission on Thursday, April 19, 2012 in Room 805, County Administra tion Building at 1:00 P.M. for the purpose of hearing: Case Number: …... Columbia 2012-01; Wooster Pike McDonald’s Subject Property: ... Columbia Township: on the southeast corner of Wooster Pike and Miami Run (Book 520, Page 110, and Parcel 55) Applicant: ………… McDonald’s USA LLC, applicant and McDonald’s Real Estate owners Application: ………. Approval of a Planned Unit Development (PUD) in an existing "E SPI-SC" Retail-Special Public Interest District Plan Summary: ….. To construct an approximate 300 square foot building addition to the dining room and a redesign of the building facades and roof Plans are on file and open for public inspection in Room 801, County Administra tion Building, 138 East Court Street, during normal business hours. Office hours:Monday thru Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Office Phone: 513-946-4550 1001697233

Come start your new beginning this spring at Evergreen • Programs & activities to enrich your life, including music, arts & travel. • Signature dishes & Five-star Chef inspired cuisine. • Country Cottages, One & Two bedroom apartments to fit your lifestyle.



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Daniel Conlon named distinguished alumnus Most Rev. R. Daniel Conlon, recently appointed bishop of the Diocese of Joliet, Ill., and former bishop of the Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio, has been named the 2012 Athenaeum of Ohio Distinguished Alumnus. He will receive the award during a visit to the Athenaeum in March. Conlon Conlon, formerly of Hyde Park, received his master’s of divinity degree from the Athenaeum’s Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West in 1975. He was selected as the 2012 distinguished alumnus by the Rev. Benedict O’Cinnsealaigh, Athenaeum president/rector, from a slate of four nominees presented him by The Athenaeum of Ohio Alumni Association. “We are very proud of Bishop Conlon.” O’Cinnsealaigh said. “As a graduate of Mount St. Mary's Seminary, a priest of our diocese, who served as a pastor and our chancellor, and as bishop of Steubenville, and has now been appointed by His Holiness Pope Benedict as bishop of Joliet, he has proved to

be an outstanding servant of the Lord. We wish him every blessing as he takes up his new mission and ministry.” Conlon, 63, was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI last year and assumed leadership of the Joliet diocese in May – its fifth prelate. He moved from Steubenville, a diocese of 35,000 Catholics in eastern Ohio, to Joliet, a rapidly expanding diocese, with 655,000 Catholics in seven counties. He succeeded Bishop Peter Sartain who moved to Seattle in late 2010. Bishop Conlon grew up in Hyde Park and attended St. Mary’s Church . Conlon received a doctorate in canon law and philosophy in 1987 from St. Paul University, Ottawa, after which he was named chancellor of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and director of the department of executive services. Prior to going to study in Ottawa, the bishop served as director of the office of planning and research in Cincinnati and as assistant chancellor. Following ordination, Bishop Conlon was associate pastor at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Anderson Township, prior to working in the archdiocese’s administrative offices.

Bill Victor, resident since 2007

Hyde Park woman named agency executive assistant

HYDE PARK — Easter Seals Work Resource Center continues to build experience through staff. The appointment of Danyette Foulks-Young as executive assistant continues to build the agency’s focus on results. Foulks-Young, of Hyde Park, was hired from within as the executive assistant. Foulks-Young has been with Easter Seals Work Resource Center since February 2010. As an employment coordinator and retention specialist in the career

pathways department, she was responsible for locating employers Foulks-Young and partners, interviewing candidates and placing participants in employment best suited for their abilities. In her new role FoulksYoung uses her organizational skills and program knowledge to support the agency’s president and

CEO and perform other administrative, human resources, and support functions. Foulks-Young is a 1997 graduate of Marquette University and recipient of the Southwest Ohio Rehabilitation Association 2011 Support Staff of the Year award. Prior to Easter Seals Work Resource Center she worked for D.E. Foxx & Associates and GE Medical Systems. Easter Seals Work Resource Center’s works with individuals with dis-

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Class of 1973 reunion. Please, send your name, address, and phone number to: Withrow '73 Reunion, P.O. Box 541126, Cincinnati, Ohio 45254

WELL BALANCED Participants stretch in the strength and balance class at Hyde Park Center each Friday. Hyde Park Center provides supportive services and engaging activities for adults 55and over. Participants come together for programs, games, meals and more. A social worker helps with day-to-day, and long term, issues and concerns. Getting older just means getting better. Three exercise programs are offered each week with each class designed for different levels of fitness, including low impact, Yoga and strength and balance. For more information, call Hyde Park Center at 321-6816. The center is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visit THANKS TO TERESE MUNRO

Victoria Pagan, Wellness Director staff member since 2006

Wellness is my choice. Staying fit is one of the many dimensions of wellness, so Victoria helped me set up my own personal exercise program — now I feel stronger and sharper than I have in years. I’m living well into the future and that won’t change even if my financial situation or health care needs do. After all, wellness includes peace of mind. For your personal tour, call Gini Tarr at 513.561.4200.

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