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New alert system

Fairfax has improved its emergency notification system. With the new system a person can be contacted via three different numbers or through other means, according to Chief Rick Patterson with the Fairfax Police Department. Messages can be delivered via a phone alert, a text message or an e-mail. FULL STORY, A3

Parking opposed

A local developer has proposed creating additional parking at the corner of Observatory Avenue and Edwards Road. The Hyde Park Neighborhood Council has objected to the proposal because of its potential impact on the area. FULL STORY, A4

History with a twist

A man with dark, brown hair appears on a screen in front of a room full of high school students and is greeted with cheers. He speaks about the hunt for the Holy Grail, his quest to find the Ark of the Covenant and kayaking into a sacred cave in Guatemala. No, it’s not Indiana Jones. The man is international explorer Josh Bernstein and he’s participating in a Skype session with history classes from Mariemont High School. FULL STORY, A5

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Oakley walking trail near finish

The one-third mile asphalt track to be dedicated May 7 By Forrest Sellers

The Oakley Recreation Center will soon have a new walking trail. Greg Pierson, a Cincinnati Recreation Commission service area coordinator for Oakley, said the trail should be completed by the end of April. The asphalt walking trail will extend about one-third of a mile around the recreation center. Work on the trail began in October. As part of the project the ball fields were relocated and sodded. Both the Cincinnati Recreation Commission and the Oakley Community Council provided funding for the project. “I think it will give people an opportunity to walk in a safe area,” said Pierson. “It will (also) give people an opportunity to enjoy the landscaping.” Oakley resident Laurie Weinstein regularly takes her dog for walks on the trail. “It’s convenient,” she said. “You can hear the birds and take in the sights.” Pierson said the trail should appeal to those who are interested in walking as a leisure activity or


Oakley resident Laurie Weinstein takes her dog, Emmy, out for exercise along the new walking trail at the Oakley Recreation Center. A dedication of the trail will be Friday, May 7. getting some exercise. “It’s a plus for the region,” he said. A dedication of the walking trail will be 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 7, at the center, 3882 Paxton Ave.

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What: Dedication of the Oakley Recreation Center walking trail. When: 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 7. Where: Oakley Recreation Center, 3882 Paxton Ave.

Mt. Lookout seeks more meeting interest By Lisa Wakeland

There’s a lot to learn at the next Mount Lookout Community Council meeting with details on everything from traffic calming to landscaping and summer events. The Mount Lookout Community Council has three guests lined up for the meeting Monday, April 19, including Peter Wimberg of Wimberg Landscaping, Peter Brumm of the Ault Park Advisory Council and traffic engineers from the city of Cincinnati. “We wanted to come up with ideas to be more engaging with a wider audience,” said Cha Soutar, Community Council marketing director. Wimberg will speak about beautification and preparing lawn or flower beds for spring. He’ll offer tips on fighting weeds, pruning and making the most of the growing season. Brumm, who was recently named Citizen of the Year, will speak about upcoming summer dances, a wine tasting and a beer

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• What: Mount Lookout Community Council meeting • When: 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 19 • Where: Christ the King Parish Center, 3223 Linwood Road. • Call the Community Council information line, 723-5599, for details or send an e-mail to


Peter Wimberg of Wimberg Landscaping is one of the featured speakers at the April 19 Mount Lookout Community Council meeting. Here, company employees take care of plants at the corner Erie and Shaw avenues in Hyde Park. tasting at Ault Park. Soutar said residents from the Richwood Avenue area will talk

about ways the community can work with city officials on crime prevention and traffic calming.

Some ideas that have been discussed included better lighting, speed bumps and a citizens’ patrol. Though the speakers are localized, the issues affect the whole Mount Lookout community, Soutar said, and feedback will be welcome. “It will give us options and ... ideas for working together,” she said. “The goal is to keep it realistic.” The meeting will be at Christ the King Parish Center and updates on the golf outing, square revitalization and other items are also on the agenda.





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Mariemont resident asks to amend lawsuit against village By Lisa Wakeland

A Mariemont resident who claimed Mariemont Village Council violated the state’s Open Meetings Act has asked a judge to amend his initial complaint against the village. John Altman has asked to add another violation to the complaint and name the mayor as a defendant in the lawsuit. Emily Supinger, one of Altman’s attorneys, said the additional alleged violation occurred during a Safety Committee meeting the day

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the complaint was filed with the court. “We have reason to b e l i e v e t h e y ’ r e Altman doing the same practice with all their meetings in regard to minutes,” Supinger said. The initial complaint, which names current and former council members, alleges that a signed committee report does not constitute full and accurate meeting minutes as required by law, and does not include enough facts for the public to understand the rationale behind the decisions. Village Solicitor Ed McTigue said Mariemont is working to resolve the issue. “We’re just being more cautious and making sure we have the type of minutes that are required,” he said. “I think we’re in good

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shape.” The complaint also alleges council improperly adjourned into executive session without citing a specific reason, as required by state law. McTigue said council adjourned into executive session citing personnel, but was not specific enough in saying discussions would relate to layoffs. The two Committee of the Whole meetings in question occurred on April 2 and Dec. 7 of 2009. The recommendations resulting from the committee meetings, respectively, include joining the Little Miami Joint Fire & Rescue District and to restructure the Mariemont Fire Department from five full-time firefighters to three and reduce the maintenance department by one full-time employee At the Jan. 21 meeting, the day the initial complaint was filed, the Safety Com-

While Columbia Township’s property maintenance code public hearings aren’t packed with residents, they are filled with questions about enforcement and timing.

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During a recent public hearing, resident Jerry Pottorf said the code, which sets a minimum standard for properties in the township, is being adopted and enforced at a bad time. He said many residents are struggling to make ends meet, and forcing them to improve their properties when they may be having difficulty paying their bills seems unfair. “To me, you’re picking the wrong time to put it in,” Pottorf said. Township Administrator Michael Lemon, who conducted the meeting at the

Injunction Mariemont resident John Altman is seeking a preliminary injunction that would require Mariemont Village Council to comply with the Open Meetings Act. The request asks for the court to require council to prepare, file and maintain minutes for all public meetings, including committee meetings, and to properly identify the subject matter of any adjournment to executive session and refrain from discussing any other matters in executive session. A motion from the defendants, both current and former council members, requests the court deny the preliminary injunction. A date has not been set for a hearing on the preliminary injunction. mittee discussed a salary increase for Rick Hines, who, if approved by council, may serve as both police and fire chief after a sixmonth probationary period. A report on the amended complaint is scheduled for Thursday, April 29, with Judge Ethna Cooper.

Fine by me Violations or failure to conform to the Columbia Township property maintenance code come with citations and fines if the violations aren’t corrected in the allotted time. • First offense - $250 • Second offense - $500 • Third offense - $750 • Subsequent offenses -$1,000 township administration building, said there’s likely never a “good time” to enforce the code, noting that even in a great economy there will always be residents who can’t afford certain improvements to their property.


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Fairfax goes on the alert By Forrest Sellers

Fairfax has improved its emergency notification system. With the new system a person can be contacted via three different numbers or through other means, according to Chief Rick Patterson with the Fairfax Police Department. Messages can be delivered via a phone alert, a text message or an e-mail. “This gives us the ability to notify (residents) through multiple means,” said Patterson. The village previously used a notification system through the Hamilton County Communications Center. The village began using the new notification system in February. “The biggest improve-

“This gives us the ability to notify (residents) through multiple means.” Rick Patterson Fairfax police chief ment is we can get the message out within minutes,” said Mayor Ted Shannon. Shannon said the new system costs about $1,000 a year. “To be able to notify residents and keep them informed is worth that amount of money,” he said. Patterson said residents can choose the level of notification they want. Low level alerts would focus on community events. A higher alert level would focus on criminal activity such as car break-ins and

crime trends in a specific area. The highest alert level would focus on disasters such as floods and hazardous material spills. Patterson said feedback from residents has been positive. “They appreciate this way of getting information out rapidly and accurately,” he said. Patterson said residents who are registered under the previous notification system will also be placed under the new one. However, they can now add additional numbers or alternate means of communication such as an e-mail or text message. To sign up, contact Patterson or clerk Jill Kessler at 271-7250. Residents can also sign up via the Web site at

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Parking proposal raises concern By Forrest Sellers

from residential to planned development at 2701 and 2711 Observatory Avenue and 1350 Edwards Road. Two of the properties are apartment complexes while the other is commercial space. “The significant element of this change is that it would permit a conversion of two residential dwelling units into commercial use,” Hyde Park Neighborhood Council member Carl

A local developer has proposed creating additional parking at the corner of Observatory Avenue and Edwards Road. The Hyde Park Neighborhood Council has objected to the proposal because of its potential impact on the area. The developer has requested a zone change

Uebelacker said. “(This will) significantly alter the environment along Observatory Uebelacker and negatively impact the residential properties behind it.” Uebelacker said he fears if this is approved it will set a precedent allowing for further commercial develop-

ment along the entire block. Dan Schimberg, president of Uptown Rental Properties, said a planned development zoning designation could actually limit commercial development. “We have promised this will eliminate the risk of commercial creep from that corner,” said Schimberg, who is making the zoning request. “By doing this in a planned development we

can put certain restrictions of use that will be part of the property so that it cannot be converted to commercial use.” Schimberg said lots on the site accommodate nine cars. The proposed parking lot would hold 19, he said. “There has been a consistent complaint of neighboring properties on Edwards about the lack of on-street parking,” Schimberg said. “This helps to

“(This will) significantly alter the environment along Observatory and negatively impact the residential properties behind it.”

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resolve that.” The Hyde Park Neighborhood Council will likely discuss the topic further at its next meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, at Knox Presbyterian Church.

Business may move because of parking situation

“I don’t want to go through this and cause people pain.”

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always been a problem. He said staff park in the lot by the institute, but the lot is not big enough for the students to park there as well. “We understand the parking situation,” he said. “It’s unfortunate.” Holzberger, though, said if the complaints continue to escalate he is considering moving out of that location. “I may move out of the area,” he said. “I don’t want

to go through this and cause people pain.” The Hyde Park Neighborhood Council has addressed the issue at several meetings. “I don’t know if the problem is readily resolvable,” said Carl Uebelacker, a member of the neighborhood council. “The problem is the school has consumed more and more (parking) space. “There is just no parking

for the residents.” Michigan Avenue resident George Behymer agreed. “It is a definite concern to the property owners,” he said. Behymer said although he is not directly affected since he can park behind his home, he said a number of residents have complained their driveways are blocked by the students.

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Terrace Park recently completed the second phase of an update to the zoning ordinance. Changes from the 2007 update include parking limits for commercial vehicles, a greater flexibility for frontyard setbacks, permitted front yard structures and a new zoning district. Councilman Lee Cole said restrictions for parking on village streets is one of the biggest changes. “We certainly had issues with parking on Cornell (Avenue) and there were lots of commercial vehicles that were parked there,” he said.

“Neighbors were unhappy and we had to put in some restrictions.” The new Cole code permits loading and unloading of commercial or recreational vehicles with a 48-hour limit. It also sets front-yard setback to a minimum of 30 feet, with an increased setback for every foot a building exceeds above 25 feet. Building inspector Bill Fiedler said he likes the new setback standards. “I think it really helps establish a lot of variety on the street,” he said.

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In effect Council still needs to approve the updated zoning ordinance and Councilman Lee Cole said it will likely not happen for a few months. The code must be approved by the Planning Commission, with a series of public meetings Cole said they also had issues with front-yard structures, such as children’s climbing frames, and the code update addresses that. “We always had restrictions, but we had never really defined what was acceptable and what was not,” he said. “We don’t want big structures and they can have not more than a onesquare-foot footprint.” One of the new additions to the code is the recreation and institution district for areas like the elementary school, swimming pool and fields.

prior to coming before council. Residents may provide feedback on the update and red line copies are available at the village office, 428 Elm Ave. Check to find details on upcoming hearings and meetings. This district also covers places of worship and is less restrictive with signage and fencing. Dry wells, gravel beds to aid with drainage, are also permitted under the new code. “Dry wells were never covered before ... and with the run off problems that can exist we felt that was necessary,” Cole said. Fiedler said this new regulation will help and he has recommended similar remedies to builders and homeowners who have experienced ponding problems.


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International explorer chats with high school students


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As international explorer Josh Bernstein spoke about his life and travels with Mariemont High School students, he offered a few memorable quotes. • On what he’s learned during his travels: “What’s fascinating is even though the cultures are very different and unique ... there is a certain core similarity.” • On his valuable life lesson: “Know thyself. The outer world is just a reflection of your inner world.” • On advice for young adults: “Every decision I’ve made that’s gotten me to where I am today … almost all of them have happened since eighth grade. My love for learning started when I was your age. There are no more boundaries between cultures … learn as much as you can.” • On what he would like to learn from future travel: “You can’t help but feel like there is more than the stones, the bones and the metals. There is a mystical realm that needs more exploring.”

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A man with dark, brown hair appears on a screen in front of a room full of high school students and is greeted with cheers. He speaks about the hunt for the Holy Grail, his quest to find the Ark of the Covenant and kayaking into a sacred cave in Guatemala. No, it’s not Indiana Jones. The man is international explorer Josh Bernstein and he’s participating in a Skype session with history classes from Mariemont High School. History teachers Erik Vanags and Mike Hanley use Bernstein’s former television series, “Digging for the Truth,” to illustrate topics they cover in class and arranged the Skype session. “It’s great to show the video and make the connection to what we’re studying,” Hanley said. “He makes history cool.” Bernstein’s show demonstrates history can be a viable career option and that learning about the subject can be more exciting than reading from a book, Vanags said. He said the students who suggested the Skype session with Bernstein and they were buzzing about the video chat for days.




Mariemont High School students crowd the room to participate in a Skype session with international explorer Josh Bernstein March 23. Freshman Mara Coyan said it was a great experience to talk to someone she’s seen on television and it shed a different light on what she knew about the explorer. Her fellow freshman Grace Lehman agreed. “It was a good opportunity,”

she said. “We knew about his shows and this made it much more real.” Bernstein – who has traveled to 50 different countries and hosted a series on both the Discovery and History channels – spoke with students for nearly an hour. From what future historians

will think of our culture and his favorite history mystery to his most dangerous expedition and how he got his start on television, the students came armed with questions. “I have to say, it was great fun ... (and) some of the questions were particularly interesting,”

A student asks a question of explorer Josh Bernstein over a Web cam set up at Mariemont High School while the other students wait for his response. Bernstein answered more than 20 questions, ranging from the most interesting historical fact he discovered on an expedition to if he has any phobias. Bernstein wrote on his blog shortly after the Skype session. “It was exciting to connect with people who sincerely appreciate learning, travel, history and the bigger mysteries of life.”

Seven Hills students study ‘Lord of the Flies’ through jungle challenges As part of their study of the novel “Lord of the Flies”, the Seven Hills School eighth graders of English teacher Linda Maupin recently got a taste of the challenges of jungle living. Small teams of students completed survival skills in a limited amount of time, including: building a hut (or reasonable facsimile) to sleep two people; peeling and equally dividing a kiwi, using just their fingers; and creating a usable tool or weapon by binding a stone to a stick. The eighth graders’ study of “Lord of the Flies” will be further enhanced as art students gradually transform Maupin’s classroom into a jungle over the upcoming weeks. “We will also be taking a hard and difficult look at the issue of bullying through the lens of Golding’s novel, as well as the eyepiece of photographs and art, and


Seven Hills School eighth-graders are learning the challenges of jungle living as part of their study on the novel “Lord of the Flies”. From left, Armand Ghazi of Indian Hill and Micaela Sanders of Silverton build part of a hut with branches and string. finally through the clear-sightedness of students’ experiences,” said Maupin, who is from Indian Hill.


Seven Hills School eighth graders are learning the challenges of jungle living as part of their study on the novel “Lord of the Flies”. From left, Jeff Maggio of Hyde Park, Tess Renusch of Anderson Township and Hannah Silverman of Montgomery create tools by binding stones to sticks.


Summit Country Day recently competed in the Latin State Championship, winning the championship. Here, the students celebrate their victory.

Summit wins Latin State Championship Summit Country Day recently won the Latin State Championship. “It was a great team effort, with outstanding accomplishments in all facets of the competition,” said Latin teacher Larry Dean. Students Emily Haussler, Kelly McBride and Kevin Boyce won “Best of Show” out of all entries at the competition. Three Summit Upper School students received the top score out of all students at the competition: Paul Slater in Latin Derivatives, Logan Nagel in Mythology and Nathan Patterson in Roman History. Tino Delamerced won the competition by earning more points than any other student. Anna Delamerced was a close second. Haussler placed eighth and

McBride earned 13th. Level 1 Certamen (Latin for “competition”) team of Carter Hall, Jesse Campbell, Chris Lee and Tino Delamerced finished the season undefeated and brought home the State Championship trophy. It was a tight match in the finals. Lee nailed all three myth questions, and Tino Delamerced sealed the victory by taking the final two language questions. The Upper Level team earned second place and the Level Two won seventh place. Summit students were also elected to positions of leadership for the 10th consecutive year in the Ohio Junior Classical League, the state organization devoted to the promotion of the Latin language. Kyle Gundrum completed his

term as first vice president; Will Donovan was elected as OJCL parliamentarian; Anna Delamerced was selected as second vice president; and Mark Samaan was chosen to serve as secretary. Natalie Whitsett earned the top rating for her artistic scrapbook which recorded the activities of the Summit Latin during the past year. A record number of Summit students also earned the coveted Overall Awards, which are the total of all points in a particular area.

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Summit wins regional championship at Science Olympiad The Summit Country Day School participated in the regional competition for the Science Olympiad March 6 at the University of Cincinnati’s Raymond Walters Campus in Blue Ash. In their third year taking part in the Science Olympiad, Summit received medals in 21 out of 23 events and beat 13 other teams, taking top honors. Fifteen of those medals were for first or second place. Summit will take their regional championship team to The Ohio State University in Columbus April 17 to compete for a state title.

The team consists of Adam Chow, Michael Connerton, Carter Hall, Emily Haussler, David Judd, Chris Lee, Stuart Seltman and Otto Snelling, Kevin Boyce, Aaron Chow, Nick Montag, Eric Terry, Nathan Whitsett, Graham Haenle and Alex Murtha. The Science Olympiad is a national organization that provides recognition for outstanding achievement. At these tournaments, students demonstrate their understanding of science, mathematics and technology; their problem solving skills; and their ability to work together as a team.


Summit Country Day recently won the regional competition for the Science Olympiad. Those who participated in the event are, first row from left, Eric Terry of Loveland, Aaron Chow of Sycamore Township, Nick Montag of Indian Hill, Emily Haussler of Deer Park; second row, Carter Hall of Anderson Township, Kevin Boyce of Anderson Township, Alex Murtha of Bond Hill, Graham Haenle of Pleasant Ridge, Michael Connerton of Anderson Township; third row, Chris Lee of Madeira, Stuart Seltman of Hyde Park, David Judd of New Richmond, Otto Snelling of Anderson Township, Adam Chow of Sycamore Township; back row. coaches Michael DiPaola, Pat Hayes and Joy Parker. Not pictured, student Nathan Whitsett.

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The Summit Country Day Upper School had 14 students compete in the Annual Model Asian-Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) March 6 and March 7. For the third consecutive year, Summit came away with a win. Students who participated are, from left: Front row, Nick Paccitti of Loveland, Andre Rouillard of Loveland, Nico Posada of Blue Ash, Dehba Amatya of Anderson Township, Evan Albertson of Newtown; back row, Joe Olding of Burnett Woods, Brian Rouillard of Loveland, Tennant Argyres of Clifton, Hayden Klei of Anderson Township, Alex Sharp of Mason, John Franklin of Anderson Township, Katie Ann Sallada of Hyde Park, Ben McBride of Villa Hills, Ky. and Barrett Albrecht of Anderson Township.

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St. Mary School Hyde Park’s eighth-grade Spanish class recently sold homemade churros during lunch periods to raise funds for the earthquake victims of Chile. “Churros for Chile” Spanish students seen here are, from left, Clare Suess, Jessy McKeever and Caroline Perry.

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The Mariemont Junior High seventh and eighth grade Power of Pen teams competed in the regional tournament March 13. Team members are, from left, Cate Donahue, Addie Shelley, Lindsey Siegfried, Gusty Pohlman, Andi Christopher, Jon Bezney, Micaela Duever, Taylor Giordullo, Spencer Peppet, Grace Bales, Olivia Erhardt and Hans Hinebaugh.

Mariemont teams Combine for Power of Pen Championship The Mariemont Junior High seventh- and eighthgrade Power of Pen teams competed in the regional tournament at Princeton High School against 42 schools March 13. Mariemont writers came in first place overall for the seventh- and eighth-grade teams combined. The Mariemont seventhgrade writing team won the seventh-grade category. Individually, seventh-grader Spencer Peppet came in sev-

enth place. For the eighth-grade, Grace Bales came in 14th place and Olivia Erhardt won Best of the Best for a piece she wrote at the district competition. Peppet, Bales and Erhardt will automatically move on to the state competition, with the possibility of more Mariemont students also qualifying. The state finals for Power of the Pen competition will take place at Wooster Col-

lege May 20 and May 21. Power of the Pen is an interscholastic competition for young writers with tournaments throughout Ohio. Since its inception in 1986, Power of the Pen has grown from a single writing contest to a statewide educational enrichment program. The MJHS Power of the Pen teams coaches are teachers Leslie Jordan and Erica Eppert.

Students win award

Three Summit Country Day Upper School seniors recently won the Most Successful Use of Green Design Solutions design award sponsored by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in their project “The Morlein Apartment Complex & Recreation Center”. They are, from left, with Upper School science teacher Eric Towers Megan Peaslee of Erlanger, Ky., Lauren Miller of Anderson Township and Meggie O'Brien of Arlington Heights.



This week in track and field

• Withrow High School boys placed first in the CMAC Relays at Taft, March 27. Withrow won the 4x100 meter relay in 43.91, the 4x200 meter relay in 1:32.74, the 4x400 meter relay in 3:34.19 and the 4x800 meter relay in 9:46.57. Withrow also won the mile medley in 4:00.04, and the long jump relay. • Purcell Marian High School boys finished fourth with a score of 36 in the GCL Relays at Fenwick, March 27. Purcell won the 1600 medley in 4:16.1. • Walnut Hills High School boys placed fourth with a score of 67 in the Clinton Massie Kickoff Classic, March 27. Walnut Hills’ Sangodele won the 100 meter in 11.4, Sangodele won the 200 meter in 23.2, Walnut Hills won the 4x100 meter relay in 45.1 and Jackson Neff won the 3,200 meter run in 9:57.6.

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This week in softball

• Walnut Hills High School beat Purcell Marian 12-2, March 29. Walnut’s winning pitcher was Elyse Otten. Walnut Hills’ Otten went 4-4 with three RBIs; Vickie Popp went 2-4, had two basehits and three RBIs; Paige Hoff went 22 with three runs and Lauren Boulding went 2-2 with three runs. • St. Ursula Academy beat Clermont Northeastern 1-0 in 16 innings, March 30. Flenniken was St. Ursula’s winning pitcher with 33 strikeouts. St. Ursula’s Ashley Bosse went 2-6. • Loveland High School beat Withrow 13-0 in five innings.

This week in tennis

• La Salle High School boys beat Summit Country Day 4-1, March 29. Summit’s Sam Chasnoff and Seth Leibold beat Ryan Mathews and John Hoeweler 6-1, 3-6, 6-1. • St. Xavier High School boys beat Walnut Hills 5-0, March 30. St. X’s Ryan Bandy beat David Lerner 6-0, 6-0; Sean Bandy beat Kaz St. John-Fauszl 6-1, 6-1; Hirsch Matani beat Nils Knoboch 60, 6-0. In doubles, Jay Fovel and Eric Naugle beat Adam Brown and Dan Druffel 6-0, 60; Devin Bostick and Ed Broun beat Bradley Hinger and Joe Manavalan 6-0, 6-0. St. X advances to 1-0 with the win. • CHCA beat Summit Country Day 4-1, March 31. Summit’s Dunmon beat Eilau 6-4, 2-6, 6-2.


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Flenniken picks up 33 Ks in season opener Senior ace leads Bulldogs to 1-0 start

By Anthony Amorini

This week in baseball

• Seven Hills High School beat Elizabeth Forward, Pa. 3-2, at Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla., March 29. The winning pitcher was Kyle Neu. Seven Hills’ Justin White went 2-4, had two basehits and three RBIs. • La Salle High School beat Walnut Hills 12-2, March 30. Walnut Hills’ Jenggey went 23 and had two basehits. • Reading High School beat Purcell Marian 13-8, March 30. Purcell’s Cody Stich went 2-2, scored a homerun and had two RBIs, and Mark Pitocco had two RBIs. • Mariemont High School beat Cincinnati Country Day 12-2, March 30. Mariemont’s winning pitcher was E. Nerl with seven strikeouts. Mariemont’s leaders were John Sunday, who went 2-4 with two RBIs; Kevin Nerl, who went 2-3 with two basehits; Wes Woodruff, who went 2-4; Matt Stewart, who went 2-3; Zack Uchtman, who went 2-3 with two basehits and Sam Evans, who went 2-3, had two basehits and three RBIs.

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Saint Ursula senior Megan Flenniken, seen here pitching in 2009, returns to lead the Bulldogs this spring. Flenniken led the 14-team Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League with 260 strikeouts while finishing at 17-7 with 10 shutouts as a junior.

Saint Ursula’s inexperienced softball team will be playing like veterans in no time if 16-inning contests become the norm for the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs opened the season March 30 with a 1-0 victory over Clermont Northeastern following a 16-inning pitchers’ duel. Senior standout Megan Flenniken, one of only two returning starters for the Bulldogs, recorded 33 strikeouts during a dominant performance against CNE while allowing only four hits across 16 innings. “She is looking outstanding,” sixth-year head coach Chrissy Martini said after Saint Ursula’s 1-0 start to the 2010 campaign. “She is more dominant than she ever has been, and that’s saying something. She was hitting every sport on every pitch I called.”

With only two returning starters this season, Martini was thrilled to see Flenniken pick up where she left off last season, the coach said. Flenniken went 17-7 last spring with 260 strikeouts across 163 innings of work with a 0.69 ERA and 10 shutouts. “It was a huge win for a team that only has two returning starters,” Martini said of the win over CNE. “They were extremely nervous and the fact that they didn’t give up was pretty awesome. “I was pretty excited that we pulled it off. It built a lot of confidence for a young, inexperienced team,” Martini added. Aside from being a leader on the mound, Flenniken is also an offensive standout and hits third in the Saint Ursula lineup. Flenniken batted .294 last spring with 20 hits, 14 RBI and three home runs. Alongside Flenniken, senior right fielder Hannah Motz is the only other returning starter for the Bulldogs. Despite the inexperience,

Martini is hoping to capture a Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League Scarlet Division title this spring, the coach said. The Bulldogs took second place in the GGCL Scarlet Division last year at 178 overall with a conference record of 8-2. Mercy (20-5, 9-1) won the GGCL title after besting Saint Ursula in a pair of 1-0 games last season. Saint Ursula won the GGCL Scarlet Division title in 2007 and 2008. “My No. 1 goal is to win the GGCL title,” Martini said. “Even with our lack of experience, there is so much more intensity and desire with this group than any I’ve coached at (Saint Ursula). “You can’t teach intensity and they have it, so that’s a nice thing,” Martini joked. Aside from Flenniken and Motz, a number of new additions will be key contributors including senior Cathleen Vogelgesang (shortstop), junior Ashley Bosse (first base), junior Rachel VonLeuhrte (outfield) and sophomore Hannah Raulston (catcher), Martini said.

Softball teams return to the diamond The spring softball season is officially under way for high school teams across the state of Ohio. The season culminates with state championships at Firestone Stadium in Canton June 3-5. In 2009, Colerain was the only softball team from Cincinnati to make state as the Cardinals finished with a loss at the Division I State Championship semifinals. Here’s a look at the local teams:

Cincinnati Country Day

Standout pitcher Anna Lemen returns for a fourth season on the mound at Cincinnati Country Day as one of six returning starters for head coach Theresa Hirschauer. Lemen posted a 7-6 record last spring while being named to All Miami Valley Conference for a third consecutive season. She finished with a 2.26 ERA and 119 strikeouts through 83.2 innings of work. CCD finished at 7-8 overall in 2009. “Anna is one of the best pitchers in the area,” Hirschauer said of her ace. “We will try to manufacture some runs with our speed and veterans in the lineup.” Offensively, Lemen also led CCD in numerous categories with 15 hits, a .429 batting average, 18 RBI and 15 runs as a junior. Alongside Lemen, additional returning starters for CCD include senior Mariah Reed (first base), senior Becky Hartle (center field), senior MacKenzie Picket (right field), sophomore Gail Yacyshyn (shortstop), sophomore Rachel Neal (catcher). Reed produced 13 hits last spring while batting .310 with 15 RBI and 14 runs.


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Mariemont's Kelsie Rutherford, seen here pitching during a game early in the 2009 season, returns for the Lady Warriors in 2010. Mariemont with a strong cast of eight returning starters set to lead the Lady Warriors. Mariemont finished at 711 in 2009, though Miller is hoping to break the .500 mark this season, he said via e-mail. Mariemont’s returning starters include junior Alexis Swisher (catcher), senior Sam Myers (left field), junior Kelsie Rutherford (pitcher/first base), senior Amanda Huskey (third base), senior Haley Weber (shortstop), senior Laura Martin (first base), senior Lizzie Laboda-Lyman (second base) and junior Haley Fallon (outfield). Rutherford will be Mariemont’s ace this spring after seeing limited time from the mound as a sophomore. Last spring, Rutherford went 1-2 with 23 strikeouts through 19 innings pitched with an 8.84 ERA. Carolyn Coates, a 2009

graduate, threw 96 innings for the Lady Warriors while going 6-8 with a 2.92 ERA and 100 strikeouts. Swisher, a first-team All Cincinnati Hills League selection as both a freshman and as a sophomore, led Mariemont with 25 hits last season including six doubles, two triples and a home run. She batted .455 with a team-high 13 RBI and 14 runs. Fallon contributed 15 hits, 10 RBI, 10 runs and 10 stolen bases while batting .326. Laboda-Lyman (.275 batting average with 14 hits) and Martin (.271 average with 13 hits) also hit above the .250 mark for Mariemont in 2009.

Purcell Marian

The Cavaliers hope to rebound from a 2009 campaign in which they went 513, including 1-9 in the Girls’ Greater Cincinnati

League. Purcell Marian must replace graduated seniors Sydney Riley and Beth Eichenberger – both of whom hit over .350 last year – but sophomore Megan Kenney is ready to assume the reigns of the team. As a freshman, Kenney hit .295 with 12 runs scored and seven stolen bases. She also proved serviceable as a pitcher, going 1-2 with a 4.26 ERA. Assisting Kenney in the pitching department is sophomore Alisha Caldwell, who went 1-7 last year with a 7.00 ERA. Senior Erin Kinnen, meanwhile, hit .270 last season, while sophomore Nicole Dapper and junior Catherine Wurtzler hit .235 and .213, respectively. Other returners include junior Laura Keeney and sophomores Brittany Taylor, Kelly Luck and Erin Adams. The Cavaliers are 0-2 as of April 1.

Seven Hills

A quartet of starters return for 29-year head coach Tom Betts on the heels of a 3-9 season for Seven Hills in 2009. The returning players include senior Ainsley McWilliams and sophomores Monica Blanco, Amy Mauro and Beth Hickenlooper. Lauren Gerhardt and Bethany Buck will also be key contributors for Seven Hills, Betts said. “This is a young team of players who love the game. I look forward to us developing as a team,” Betts said of his inexperienced Lady Stingers. A pair of 2009 graduates, including Sondra Polonsky and Paige Applebaum, were the Lady Stingers’ offensive leaders last spring. Polonsky led Seven Hills with 18 hits while batting .500 with 20 runs, 13 RBI,

four doubles, three triples and three home runs. Applebaum finished with 12 hits while batting .364 with 15 runs and five RBI. Blanco picked up 10 hits in 2009 while batting .278 with seven RBI and six runs. Hickenlooper was close behind with eight hits while batting .267 with nine RBI and eight runs.

Walnut Hills

The Walnut Hills softball team may be one of the most talented the program has seen in recent years. “We have the potential to surprise a lot of people this year,” said head coach Mark Rave. “Our defense should be much improved and we have great team chemistry. And the depth is there as we go three deep at pitcher.” The three pitchers for the Eagles are Elyse Otten, Lily Hanson and Jaqui Gardner. Otten had 8 wins and 100 strikeouts last year as a pitcher and had 22 runs batted in and a .325 batting average offensively. She was a second-team AllFAVC selection in 2009 and will be one of the top players for Walnut Hills this spring. Sophomore Rachel Hoff is another key returning starter as Hoff had 20 runs and 22 stolen bases as a freshman in 2009. Senior shortstop Carina Carpenter hit .475 and had 38 hits and 36 runs batted in during the 2009 campaign and was also a second-team AllFAVC selection. Senior Vicky Popp, juniors Kiara Hampton and Brooke Smith and sophomore Paige Hoff are also returning starters for the Eagles. Summit Country Day and Clark Montessori are not fielding high school softball teams this spring. Reported by Anthony Amorini, Mark Chalifoux and Tony Meale


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Sports & recreation

April 7, 2010

BRIEFLY This week in lacrosse

• St. Xavier High School boys beat Mariemont 16-8, March 26. St. X’s Buczek scored six goals, Hill scored three, Brown and King scored two each and Carroll, Sibert and Cornley each scored one goal. Mariemont’s Grombala scored all eight of Mariemont’s points. St. X advances to 1-0 with the win. • St. Xavier boys beat St. Ignatius 12-6, March 27. St. X’s Brown scored four goals, Hill scored three goals, Buczek scored two and King, Sabert and Miller scored one goal each. Grombala made

14 saves for St. X. • Mariemont High School boys beat Toledo Central Catholic 16-0, March 27. Mariemont’s Colaw scored four points, Schmidt and Freeman scored three each, Goheen and Beach scored two each and Hemming and Ferguson scored one each. Wood made three saves for Mariemont. Mariemont advances to 2-1 with the win. • Summit Country Day girls beat Seton High School 20-8, March 27. Summit’s Lissie Russert scored eight points, Maggie David and Sarah Oltman scored four points each and Cohlke, Liz

Edwards, Nora Kate Stromberg and Brianne Ward scored one point each. • Medina beat Summit Country Day 18-4, March 27. Summit’s Lissie Russert scored three points, and Liz Edwards scored one point. • Summit girls beat Indian Hill 24-8. Summit advances to 3-1 with the win.

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• Withrow girls placed first with a score of 98 in the CMAC Relays at Taft, March 27. Withrow won the 4x400 meter relay in 4:23.85, the 4x800 meter relay in 12:02.85,

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the sprint medley in 1:52.61, the mile medley in 4:43.03, the distance medley in 17:58.79, the high jump relay, the long jump relay and the shot put relay. • St. Ursula Academy girls placed fifth with a score of 52 in the GGCL Relays, March 27. St. Ursula won the 4x1500 meter relay in 23:17.1, and the distance medley in 13:48.5. • Walnut Hills High School girls came in first with a score of 114 in the Clinton-Massie Kickoff Classic, March 27. Walnut Hills’ McCulaf won the 800 meter in 2:32.6, Amber Gray won the high jump (5-0). Walnut Hills won the 4x100 meter relay in 52.26, the 4x200 meter relay in 1:50.9 and the 4x800 meter relay in 10:53.2. • Summit Country Day boys came in ninth with a score of 3 at the Fairfield Invitational, April 1.

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• Summit Country Day beat St. Bernard 15-6, March 30. Summit’s Slager was the winning pitcher with eight strikeouts. Summit’s Kenny Kerr went 2-3 with two basehits and three RBIs; Scott Mays had three RBIs; and Bradley Fisk went 2-3 with two basehits. • Roger Bacon High School beat Purcell Marian 18-3, March 31. Purcell’s Cody Stitch had two basehits. • Moeller beat St. Xavier 14-3 in five innings, March 31. St. X’s Patrick Guetle went 23; Conor Gilligan went 2-3 and Nick Albers had two

basehits. • Turpin High School beat Walnut Hills 3-0, March 31. Walnut Hills’ Brandon Howard went 3-3 with three basehits. • Summit Country Day beat Withrow 5-3, March 31. Summit’s winning pitcher was Tommy Crowl. Summit’s Gabriel Scott had two basehits; Kenny Kerr had two basehits, Scott Mays had three basehits; Jon Halvonik had two RBI; and Bradley Fisk went 2-3 with two basehits. Summit advances to 2-0 with the win. • Northwest beat Withrow 16-6 in five innings, April 1. Withrow’s Lante went 2-3 with three basehits and two RBIs and Williams had three basehits. • Reading beat Walnut Hills 4-1, April 1. Walnut Hills’ Adam Singley had three basehits; Andy Davis had two basehits; Josh Stargel went 2-3 and two stolen bases. • Summit Country Day beat Lockland 13-2 in five innings, April 1. Summit’s Jack Gustafson threw five strikeouts. Summit’s Gabriel Scott had three basehits and two RBIs; Kerr went 2-3; Gustafson had two basehits and two RBIs; Scott Mays went 2-4 with two basehits; Robby Hertzel went 2-3 with two basehits and two RBIs. Summit advances to 3-0 with the win.

More in softball

• Walnut Hills beat Mount Healthy 11-1, March 30. Walnut Hills’ Elyse Otten was the winning pitcher with seven

strikeouts. Walnut Hills’ Brooke Smith went 2-3 with two basehits; Carina Carpenter went 2-3 with two basehits and two RBIs; Vickie Popp went 3-4; Heather Lawson went 2-3 with two basehits and three RBIs; Rachel Hoff went 3-4. • Turpin High School beat Walnut Hills 11-0 in five innings, March 31. • St. Ursula beat Badin 131 in six innings, March 31. St. Ursula’s Sarah Hulsman pitched 11 strikeouts. St. Ursula’s Megan Flenniken went 3-3 with three basehits; Abbey Grause went 2-2 with three basehits and three RBI; Rachel VonLeuhrte went 3-5; Hannah Raulston went 2-4 with two RBI; Katie Hulsman went 2-3; Hannah Motz had three bases and two RBI. St. Ursula advances to 2-0 with the win. • Ursuline Academy beat Purcell Marian 15-0 in five innings, March 31. • Walnut Hills beat Aiken 24-2 in five innings, April 1. Walnut Hills’ winning pitcher was Liz Arthur.

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Taylor Hudepohl, a senior at St. Ursula High School, will attend the College of Mount St. Joseph and play soccer this fall. Hudepohl, a forward, had 15 goals for her club team and was on her school’s Honor Roll, in Senior Year SOS (Helping Hands), in Ski Club and has coached grade school soccer and volleyball. Hudepohl is planning on majoring in athletic training/ physical therapy.

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that even as they learned high-level skills, successful students needed the ability and enthusiasm to keep learning. The numbers Robin White of career-techniCommunity cal students who Press guest went directly to skyrockcolumnist college eted and the percentages of college-bound graduates now rival those schools ranked high in state standards. At area career centers, 50 to 80 percent of students go directly to post-secondary education. Through dual credit options and articulation agreements, many of those students finish high school having already earned college credit. The skills needed to be successful as adults have changed as well. All high school graduates need to be technologically savvy; they need to have strong problemsolving skills, they must be able to collaborate with their co-workers, they must understand the global marketplace and they must be able to think critically. Excellent K-12 school districts understand this and outstanding teachers incorporate these skills daily in the classroom. Careertechnical education is an ideal setting for learning these skills; students work together in a hands-on environment each day, solving the kinds of problems they’ll face in the workforce.

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How do you think passage of health care reform will affect the November elections? “I’m not sure anyone really knows, though the Republican side seems to be very optimistic that they will make large gains. “But before the House passed the reform bill, the general consensus from those of us on the right was that they did not have quite enough votes. Stupak’s defection changed that. “I hope we throw the rascals out, but we’ll have to wait seven months and a week to find out.” Bill B. “I don’t think it will significantly affect November elections. I think we need health care reform, but unfortunately there is no one simple answer to what has gone on for decades. “I don’t blame the Democrats or Republicans. If people want change then they need to work for it, and one way is to elect officials they think can speak for that change.” R.L.H. “I hope citizens that do not agree with the passage of this bill will look up how their legislators voted and if it is not in alignment with their views, they will vote them out of office. “Somehow the will of the constituents, and not the politicians, will get through. The only thing politicians seem to understand is the loss of an election.” C.P. “Although the health care bill

“Congrats Mr. President and Congress for the passage of health care. Not far enough but we’ll work on that in time. “Unlike what most conservatives are expecting, the passge of health care will not have extreme impact on the House and Senate races. It will have a much smaller impact than most conservatives hope. “The Dems will lose a few seats, no big deal, the Dems will still control the Executive and Legislative branch. There’s a lot of work the president wants to do; energy, jobs, financial reforms,

education, appropriate exit from the wars. “Let us not forget a permanent position for the former vice president and his family to help export our ideas in the Congo. “Kidding aside, Obama is in a grove and is energized to take on our Ccuntry’s other needs. You rock Barack, keep it up. We’re here to help.” J.W.M. “The voters who understand the full implications of the new law will remember who voted for it and vote accordingly. However, I believe the greater impact will come from those who support health care reform, but discover by November it has done nothing for them and will also react against the Democrats. R.V. “Health care legislation will be a big issue, but I think the state of the economy will be even more important. While the economy may be in recovery, unemployment is still high and it shows no signs of easing. “I think incumbents and politicians who have been around for awhile are in big trouble. At least I hope so. As Obama said last year, we need ‘change.’” T.H. “Once the public realizes that the rhetoric of the right is full of half-truths and outright lies it will have little effect. Those with ultraconservative views will not be swayed one iota, but the majority of people will realize it is really a done deal, and not a bad one. “Jobs and the economy will again become the two most promi-

Shakespeare wrote “Beware the Ides of March,” but that was before tax day found a resting place on April 15 of each year. Let us help you “be aware” of some Social Security tax tips by answering some of the most common questions we receive about taxes and Social Security. Are Social Security benefits taxable? Sometimes. About one-third of beneficiaries pay taxes on their Social Security. If your total income, including Social Security and all of your other taxable income, is $25,000 or more, you’ll need to pay federal taxes on your benefits. That amount is $32,000 for married couples filing a joint return. Will I get a tax form for my Social Security benefits? Yes, and you should have already received it. Social Security Benefit Statements (Form SSA-1099) for tax year 2009 were mailed to beneficiaries and should have been received by Jan. 31. If you receive Social Security and haven’t received your 1099, you can request one online at 6z/i1099/ main.html. We had a baby in 2009. Do we need a Social Security number for our taxes? Yes. Most parents apply for their baby’s Social Security number while still in the hospital at the same time they apply for the birth certificate. But if you didn’t, you’ll need to apply for your child’s Social Security number in order to claim the child as a dependent on your tax return. You’ll also need it if you ever apply for government benefits on behalf of the child or your family. I changed my name when I got married last year. Do I need to report it to Social Security? Yes. If

nent issues at the ballot box.”

J.Z. “A week is a long time in politics, so we can't really know. The president and the Democrats campaigned on health care and won with substantial majorities, so we should be delighted that they carried out their promise and responded to the will of the majority. “The Republicans complain about the use of reconciliation, but they were quite willing to use a filibuster, if given a chance, to enforce the will of the minority on the country – what hypocrisy! “While the idea that those who want health care should be willing to work for it – the basis of the U.S. employer-based system – has some intellectual appeal, the recession should give us pause for thought. There are millions of Americans, willing workers, who got thrown out of work through no fault of their own and lost their health care, and for these people some sort of social safety net seems entirely appropriate. “I'm sure all of them would willing assume my tax bill if they could have the income that justifies it.” D.R. “Once people start to figure out that they will be directly affected by the passage of this large Socialist program, they will think twice about re-electing those who voted for it. “The trickle-down theory of economics is in full-blown mode here. This historic passage of biggie sized health care will be felt through increased prices for more than just ‘Caring for our Health.’ “Mandating business to do

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CH@TROOM in the form it was passed is not nearly as powerful and helpful to the average American family as the administration hoped it would be, it is still a huge step in the right direction. Its passage should strengthen support for President Obama and will undoubtedly cause a rally among Republicans to replace those who supported the bill, both Dems and GOPs, from the president on down the line. “I find it sad that an issue as critical to the health and wellbeing of our nation has caused such a violent division in the American population. The threatening messages left on health care reform supporters’ phones are terrifying and tossing bricks through peoples’ windows never solved anything. “Our political process allows us to vote out those whom we do not endorse - we should all use this privilege to elect politicians we believe will promote the issues important to us as American citizens.” M.M.


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Next question

Do you agree with President Obama’s decision to open more coastal waters to oil and gas exploration? Why or why not? Every week the Eastern Hills Journal asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to easternhills@community with Chatroom in the subject line. things and taxing the wealthiest only makes those products and services they provide more expensive for all of us. “You see, they are still going to get theirs, by passing the expense on to everyday Americans. Not to mention the fact that millions of great doctors will fold up their own practices because they will not be able to afford to run them. They will all go to work for hospitals as employees, or maybe even leave the country for better opportunites.” M.J.Y. “The passage of health care reform will affect the midterm elections in November. Most legislative accomplishments work best for the American people when both the Democrats and Republicans put their best ideas forward and agree on a compromise. That was not the case for the recently passed health care reform. “The Democrats proceeded without getting buy-in from the Republicans. The Republicans withheld support to perhaps gain an advantage in the upcoming elections. As a result, the American people will vote against Congressional incumbents in November.” D.M.



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Craig Bailey, owner of Travel Anglers, opened up shop in January on Plainville Road in Columbia Township.

New travel agency trying to lure anglers Craig Bailey recently opened Travel Anglers, a specialized travel agency designed for fishermen. Bailey actually experiences each of the resorts or packages before they’re added to the program and writes about them on the Travel Anglers Web site. Bailey, who also owns Bailey’s Hardware on Plainville Road in Columbia Township, said he’s invested quite a bit of time and energy in creating Travel Anglers, which opened its doors in January. “I’ve spent the last three years putting it together,” he said. Bailey books trips to Costa Rica, Canada, Brazil, the Amazon and Belize, among several others. Trips range in price from $30 a day to $5,000 a week. Bailey said what sets him apart from the typical travel agency is not only his expertise when it comes to catching fish, but also the fact that he attends each resort or location and details

Travel Anglers

Owner: Craig Bailey Phone: 561-3474 Location: 4200 Plainville Road, Columbia Township Web site: Store hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays his experiences. For instance, Bailey said there’s a resort he recently attended that has 40 fishing boats and 40 boat captains leading groups of fishermen. He said he’ll let clients know what captains are doing a good job, and which areas to avoid. Travel Anglers currently offers trips to more than 10 locations, and Bailey said he hopes to add a dozen in the coming year and each year after that. By Rob Dowdy. Send your Small Business Spotlight suggestions to espangler@communitypress. com.


Wine tasting

The Wine Merchant is hosting a Wine Tasting from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 9, at The Wine Merchant, 3972 Edwards Road, Oakley. The event features “Gorgeous Grenache.” Compare eight different Grenache and Grenache-based wines from regions around the world including France, Spain and Australia. Also included are light bites from Tostado’s Grill. The cost is $25, $20 advance. Reservations are required. Call 731-1515 or visit

Listen to jazz

Jazz musician Marc Fields of Madisonville will play at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at the Main Library, 800 Vine St., downtown. The event is part of Jazz Appreciation Month at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. The concert is free. Call 369-6900 or visit

On stage

Playhouse in the Park is presenting “The Garden of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi” at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at Madisonville Arts Center, 5021 Whetsel Ave., Madisonville. The event features the Playhouse’s Touring Company. It is a free-flowing adapta-

tion of the Kipling classic, a comedy about sharing and cooperation. Recommended for ages 4 and up. The cost is $4, $1 children. Call 271-8600.

Organ series

Bradley Hunter Welch plays at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 11, in the Sanctuary at Hyde Park Community U n i t e d Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Hyde Park. Welch An artist reception follows. It is part of the church’s Organ Concert Series. The concert is free. Call 871-1345.

Benefit concert

20th Century Theatre is hosting the benefit concert “Esme’s Blues and More” from 4 p.m. to midnight Sunday, April 11, at 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Oakley. Music is by Baby Grands and Children’s Choir, Rosie Carson and Lucas Wozniak, Canned Under Authority, Burn!, Rattlesnakin Daddies, B Hatfield Blues Band and others. Gary Jeff Walker is emcee. The event benefits Esme Kenney SCPA Memorial Fund. The cost is $10. Call 731-8000 or visit

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The Mariemont High School Strings Orchestra recently traveled to Montreal for a performance. The school’s strings musicians, seen here, toured and performed at the city’s McGill University.

Mariemont students perform in Montreal The Mariemont High School Strings Orchestra recently traveled to Montreal for a performance. During their first day of the Canadian trip, the student musicians explored Old Town Montreal, visited the Art Museum of Montreal and were treated to a performance of the Arion Baroque Orchestra at McGill University. Returning to McGill the next day, the students toured the music department’s facilities, including its giant, four-story music library. They then participated in an orchestral clinic conducted by Alexis Hauser, director of the McGill Symphony Orchestra. Later that same day, the Mariemont High School Strings Orchestra staged a special performance at the NotreDame Basilica in Montreal. But what is music without food? The students’ cultural experience included creperies, patisseries and a dancing dinner at the famous Quebec Sugar Shack where a horse-drawn sleigh whisked them to a true local feast. After enjoying some food, many students took to the slopes at MontTremblant while others explored the


The Mariemont High School Strings Orchestra recently traveled to Montreal for a performance. From left, students Nikki Gauche, Alex Swords and Ginna Rich get ready to hit the slopes in Montreal. resort village. Students also explored the Museum of Fine Art, enjoyed a French dinner theater experience and went shopping, both in shops and in Montreal’s rambling underground malls. For Mariemont senior Ginna Rich, her favorite experience was when their strings director MaryBeth Khamis took the seniors on a special walking tour through the heart of the city at night. “It was the opening night of the

Vancouver Olympics and you could feel the Canadian pride and excitement right there in Montreal,” she said. During their final day, the Mariemont musicians traveled to Niagra Falls, performed in the Visitor’s Center Grand Hall with the Horseshoe Falls as their backdrop. “Ms. Khamis organized an amazing trip,” said senior Maura Weaver. “She cares so much about every student and made sure we had an incredible experience.”

Get your plants off to a good start If you’re thinking about starting seeds indoors this winter, good for you! Here are a few tips to help make you a bit more successful with your seed starting adventure. First of all, you’ll need the right seed starting supplies: 1) Use a soil-less potting mix or seed starting mix. This mix is extremely important as it actually helps to hold moisture for the new seedlings yet is airy and allows them to dry properly with less chance of dampening off, or rotting. Some mixes may include a slow release fertilizer to help feed the seedlings very slowly and gently as they grow. Be sure to pre-moisten your potting mix before planting the seeds. 2) Something to grow your seedlings in – small

clay or plastic pots, Jiffy Cubes, peat pots, Cow Pots, or trays with cell packs are wonderRon Wilson ful for starting your In the seeds. garden 3) Some type of shop light with regular fluorescent tubes will be needed to help supplement the muchneeded sunlight to keep your seedlings from stretching. Remember to keep the lights within 3 inches of the tops of the new seedlings. You may need to keep the lights on 12-14 hours a day, even in sunnier windows. 4) A misting bottle. This is one of the best ways to

water your new seedlings, especially when they’re very young. Misting the soil is not so invasive and is easier to control the water flow. 5) A small inexpensive fan, and trust me, this fan is one of the key ingredients for starting seeds indoors. Placed away from the seedlings, it provides constant air movement around the plants, which helps reduce disease and rotting, and it also helps to promote stockier plants. And here’s the most important thing to remember: Read the back of the seed packs for additional germinating information (do the seeds need to be covered, spacing, soil temps – generally 70-75 degrees during the day, etc.?), as well as how long it takes for

seed germination and growing time before transplanting outdoors. Count backwards from our frost free date (May 15 or so), and that’s when you should start those seeds indoors. For tomatoes it takes about 6 weeks (peppers 8 weeks), which means starting time would be right around late March/early April. Remember, it’s always better to start your seeds a little late, rather than way too early. Have fun growing your plants from seeds, indoors. Talk to you next time, in the garden. Ron Wilson is marketing manager for Natorp’s Inc. Garden Stores and is the garden expert for 55KRC-AM and Local 12. You can reach him at


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Beechmont Squares, 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave. Western-style square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Anderson Township. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Meeting, 6 p.m.7 p.m. Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road. Weigh-ins begin at 5:30 p.m.Free for first meeting. Presented by TOPS. 232-6509. Anderson Township.


Best New Annuals and Perennials, 7 p.m.9 p.m. Nagel Middle School, 1500 Nagel Road. Room 205. Forest Hills School District Community Education class. Ages 18 and up. $15. Registration required. Presented by Forest Hills School District Community Education. 231-3600, ext. 5949; Anderson Township.



Wine Tasting, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Gorgeous Grenache: Compare eight different Grenache and Grenache-based wines from regions around the world including France, Spain and Australia. Lite bites from Tostado’s Grill. $25, $20 advance. The Wine Merchant, 3972 Edwards Road. With hors d’oeuvres. Reservations required. 731-1515; Oakley. 5 After 5 Tasting, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Whole Foods Market, 2693 Edmondson Road. Sample five wines or beers and five hors d’oeuvres. Includes wine or beer glass and lite bites. Bring your Whole Foods Market glass back during another tasting and receive $1 off at door. $5. 531-8015; Norwood. Wine Tasting, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Water Tower Fine Wines, 6136 Campus Lane. 2319463; Mount Washington.


Reptiles, 2 p.m. Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road. Seasongood Nature Center. A naturalist discusses and displays live reptiles. Family friendly. Free, parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.


Jim Hunt, 7 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Author signs and discusses “Cuba on My Mind: The Secret Lives of Watergate Burglar Frank Sturgis.” 3968960; Norwood.

Man of La Mancha, 8 p.m. Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. Theater. Musical based on the story of Don Quixote. $10. Reservations recommended. Presented by Brieabi Productions. 497-5000; Anderson Township.



Cornhole League, 8 p.m. Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave. Ages 21 and up. Thursdays through May 13. $40 per team. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4514. Anderson Township. Pre-school Open Gym, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave. Playground atmosphere indoors. Unstructured playtime for parents and preschoolers. Ages 4 and under. $2. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 3884515. Anderson Township. Adult Beginner Golf, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Weekly through May 6. Little Miami Golf Center, 3811 Newtown Road. Learn basics of putting, chipping, iron shots, wood shots and golf terminology. Instructed by PGA professionals. Ages 18 and up. $100, $90 resident. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4514. Anderson Township. F R I D A Y, A P R I L 9


Line Dance Class, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Oakley Community Center, 3882 Paxton Ave. Dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Through Dec. 24. 321-6776. Oakley.


Job Search Skills Workshops, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave. Workshops provide technically-oriented learning opportunities for anyone currently in job transition. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 474-3100; Anderson Township.

Friday Fun Club, 9:30 a.m.-noon Weekly through May 14. Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave. Games, arts and crafts and other activities. Children introduced to classroom atmosphere that encourages social skills development. Ages 3-5. $75, $65 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515; Anderson Township.


Spring Rummage Sale, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road. Fellowship Hall. Presented by United Methodist Women of Anderson Hills United Methodist Church. 943-4451. Anderson Township. S A T U R D A Y, A P R I L 1 0


Saturday Morning Functional Clay Art Class, 10 a.m.-noon, Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road. Learn to create one of a kind clay art. Make mugs, soap dishes, waste baskets, picture frames, toothbrush holders and more. All ages. Family friendly. $25 per project. Registration required. 8712529; Oakley. Terri Kern Workshop, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road. Participants create visual language and iconography using color, form and design to create a sculptural piece. Bring tools, slips and underglazes. Ages 18 and up. $85. Registration required. 871-2529; Oakley.


In the Footsteps of Duveneck: Harry Shokler and E.T. Hurley, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Phyllis Weston-Annie Bolling Gallery, 3215200. O’Bryonville. Shapeshifter, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Country Club, Free. 792-9744; Oakley.

For more about Greater Cincinnati’s dining, music, events, movies and more, go to Broad Strokes, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave. Works by members of Brush & Palette Painters, formerly Brushettes. Creative impressions of flowers, landscapes and portraits in oil and watercolor. Presented by Women’s Art Club of Cincinnati. Through April 25. 793-0308; Mariemont.


Amnesty International Group 86 Cincinnati Meeting, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Panera Bread-Hyde Park Plaza, 3806 Paxton Ave. Discuss current Amnesty actions worldwide, upcoming local and national level events and developing Amnesty’s presence in Greater Cincinnati area. Free. Presented by Amnesty International Cincinnati Group 86. 300-5181; Oakley.


Kid Super Self-Defense, 10 a.m.-noon, Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave. Children recognize their “super powers” to get away from unsafe situations. Lessons on awareness and self-defense techniques. Ages 5-10. $25, $20 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4513. Anderson Township.


Lincoln Peirce, 2 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Author discusses and signs “Big Nate: In a Class by Himself.” Family friendly. 396-8960; Norwood.


Amazing Raptors, 2 p.m. Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road. Seasongood Nature Center. See local birds of prey up close. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.


Man of La Mancha, 8 p.m. Anderson Center, $10. Reservations recommended. 4975000; Anderson Township. The Garden of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, 3 p.m. Madisonville Arts Center, 5021 Whetsel Ave. Featuring Playhouse’s Touring Company. Free-flowing adaptation of the Kipling classic, a comedy about sharing and cooperation. Part of Playhouse Off the Hill Series. Ages 4 and up. $4, $1 children. Presented by Playhouse in the Park. 271-8600. Madisonville. S U N D A Y, A P R I L 1 1


Oscar Shorts and More, 4:30 p.m. Program A. Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave. Oscar-nominated short films, featuring Academy Award nominated and winning live-action and animated films from Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, UK and USA. Themes: comedy, romance, reflection and suspense. $16 combo programs A & B; $10 individually. Presented by Cincinnati World Cinema. 859781-8151; Mount Lookout.


Jazz musician Marc Fields of Madisonville will play 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at the Main Library, 800 Vine St., downtown. The event is part of Jazz Appreciation Month at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. The concert is free. Call 513-369-6900 or visit M O N D A Y, A P R I L 1 2


Citizen of the Year Banquet, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. Free. 474-4802; Anderson Township.


Anderson Senior Center Genealogy Group, 2:30 p.m. Janet Heywood, research chair, Anderson Township Historical Society, presents “Historical Societies for Research.” Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave. Anyone interested in genealogy welcome. Free, donations accepted. 474-3100. Anderson Township.


Yoga Care, 1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.Weekly through May 17. Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave. Hatha Yoga: gentle approach to yoga. Focus on poses that provide stretching and flexibility.Ages 18 and up. $58, $48 residents. Registration required. 388-4513. Anderson Township.


Bruce Foster, 7 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road.Author discusses and signs “Sports Illustrated Kids WOW!:The PopUp Book of Sports.” 396-8960; Norwood.


Tot Time: Class 1, 9:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m.Weekly through May 10. Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave. Parents and toddlers participate together in variety of songs, games and art activities.Ages 1-3. $45, $35 resident. Registration required. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

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BUSINESS MEETINGS Networking at Noon, noon-1 p.m.Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. Free. 474-4802; Anderson Township.

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Oscar Shorts and More, 7:30 p.m. Program A. Redmoor, $16 combo; $10 individually. Mount Lookout.

ON STAGE - THEATER Cyrano [Rehearsed], 7:30 p.m. Pay-whatyou-can preview. Columbia Performance Center, 3900 Eastern Ave. Unique twist of classic story Based on the play by Edmond Ronstand. $20, $15 ages 60 and up, $12 students. Presented by New Edgecliff Theatre. 888-588-0137; Columbia Tusculum.




Homegrown Tomatoes, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Nagel Middle School, 1500 Nagel Road. Topics include soil fertility, seed and plan selection and more. Jack Bishop, instructor. Ages 18 and up. $15. Registration required. 231-3600, ext. 5949; Anderson Township.


Joy W. Kraft, 7 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Author signs and discusses “Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.” 396-8960; Norwood.

Yoga Kid Plus 1, 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave. Adults and children learn basic yoga poses together. Ages 1-5. $58 per couple; $48 per resident couple. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. Through May 12. 388-4515; Anderson Township. Wiggle Worm Wednesdays, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave. Children enjoy arts, crafts, games and activities. Each week has different theme. Ages 4-6. $35, $25 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515; Anderson Township.


Breakfast Buffet, 9 a.m.-noon, American Legion Mount Washington Post 484, 1837 Sutton Ave. Eggs, sausage, bacon, pancakes, fruit, breads and homemade coffee cakes, coffee, milk, and juices. Bluegrass music with Mary Zistler & the Old Coney Bluegrass Band. $7, $3 children. Presented by American Legion Mt. Washington Post 484. 2317351; Mount Washington.


John Kiriakou, 1 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Author signs and discusses “The Reluctant Spy: My Secret Life in the CIA’s War on Terror.” 3968960; Norwood.



The Iams Everything Pets Expo will show off animals of all kinds at the Duke Energy Convention Center Friday-Sunday, April 9-11. From seminars to service providers and rescue organizations, the expo will offer education and entertainment. The expo is from 2-8 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The expo will also host auditions for the “Late Show with David Letterman” segment, “Stupid Pet Tricks” at noon Saturday. Entrance to the expo is $12, adults; $8, ages 9-13; ages 8 and under, admitted for free. Visit or call 513-421-7387.

Esme’s Blues and More, 4 p.m.-midnight, 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road. Music by Baby Grands and Children’s Choir, Rosie Carson and Lucas Wozniak, Canned Under Authority, Burn!, Rattlesnakin Kenney Daddies, B Hatfield Blues Band and others. Gary Jeff Walker, emcee. Benefits Esme Kenney SCPA Memorial Fund. $10. 731-8000; Oakley.


The famous nanny, “Mary Poppins,” comes to the stage at the Aronoff Center, Thursday, April 8, through April 25. The Broadway musical production combines the original stories by P. L. Travers and the Walt Disney film. It is appropriate for all ages. Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Call 800982-2787 or visit


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Marriage more about transformation than happiness Editor’s note: This is a reprint of Father Lou’s column. He will be back next week with a new column.

We’re fast approaching the wedding season. It would be fascinating to ask those soon to marry, “What’s the purpose of marriage; what are your expectations of what will occur in the coming years, and especially to you personally?” And then, to ask them the same question 20 years later. Many years later after his marriage, a man confided to author Gary Thomas, “I found there was a tremendous amount of immaturity within me that my marriage had confronted. The key was that I had to change my view of marriage. If the purpose of marriage was simply to enjoy infatuation and make me

‘ h a p p y, ’ then I’d have to get a ‘ n e w ’ marriage every two or three years. But Father Lou if I really Guntzelman wanted to Perspectives see God transform me from the inside out, I’d need to concentrate on changing myself rather than changing my spouse.” Wise man! Very few people preparing for marriage seem to consider that one of the goals of marriage is for their loving relationship to change and transform them. What if God had an end in mind that went beyond our happiness, our comfort, and our desire to be continually turned on as if the world were already heaven?

What if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy? What if some struggle is always involved? The biblical writer of Genesis was extremely wise in the words he selected. For example, in the story of the beginning of human relationships with Adam and Eve, the writer chose a rather unromantic phrase to describe Eve – “a fitting helper” for the man. The word for “fitting” in Hebrew – ezer – is itself a paradox. It means both “different and equal,” “facing and separate,” and a person “in devoted opposition.” Eve will not only be one with her lover, she will also challenge him, as will he her. They will help each other become more fully human. “It’s not just that mar-

riage is a lot of work,” remarks Irwin Kula, “it’s that marriage or any close relationship is a place where you learn about yourself, your shadows and your light.” Could that be one of the reasons why the Creator said it’s not good to be alone? For who realistically challenges their own ego? Marriage is a persistent reminder that we are not alone, that our egos are not all that matters. It informs us that there are other people in the world: that they are there, that they are real, and that they are wildly different from the imaginary beings we carry in our fantasies. They teach us about life outside of ourselves – they teach us how to love. Our narcissistic culture, however, leads us to look at others in quite a self-centered way. All these people

are out there for me to use, not love. If they challenge me too much, or resist my manipulations, I can just leave one and seek out another – or another. Our culture degrades potential relationships. Many of them become mere opportunities for sex-andthen-move on. Marriage and genuine relationships are those that have the power to transform us. In marriage, a man is given the opportunity of seeing one woman, one person, as he has never seen any other woman or person before – and to know himself as he has never known himself before. In “The Mystery of Marriage,” best-selling author Mike Mason writes, “To put it simply, marriage is a relationship far more engrossing than we want it to be. It always turns out to be more

than we bargained for. It is disturbingly intense, disruptively involving and that is exactly the way it was designed to be. It is supposed to be more – almost – than we can handle. … Only marriage urges us into the deep and unknown waters. For that is its very purpose: to get us out beyond our depth, out of the shallows of our own secure egocentricity and into the dangerous and unpredictable depths of a real interpersonal encounter.” Do current statistics warrant the estimate that more and more spouses play for a while in the shallow surf, and never get out into the depths? Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Eat, bake chocolate, bid on auction for good cause April 17 The Episcopal Community Services Foundation is hosting the third annual Chocolate Fest from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 100 Miami Ave., in Terrace Park. A bake-off judged by

celebrity chocolatiers, it raises funds for communitybased programs, including InterParish Ministry (Newtown) and Madisonville Education and Assistance Center. Admission to the Chocolate Fest is $10 per adult

and $5 per child with a maximum of $20 per family. An admission ticket is good for unlimited tastings. Bakers’ entries will be judged by Chip and Debbie Graeter, Randy Young of Aglamesis and Matt Madison of Madisono’s Gelato.

Each entry is also eligible for People’s Choice Awards, voted on by the people using tickets of $1 each. To buy tickets or enter as a baker, go to and click on the Chocolate Fest banner, or call 221-0547.

There is also an auction with two weeks of online bidding (April 5 to 15 at CSFsouthernohio culminating in an in-person auction on April 17 as part of the Chocolate Fest. Check the auction Web

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Opera creams will have them singing your praises I’m already over my word count before I even do my intro! So I’ll leave it at that – no chatting, just cooking.

Georgia Pelle’s opera cream candy

Easter’s over but I just got a couple requests for this. Georgia, a Campbell County Recorder reader, has been making these for 40 years. Her sister, Sue first told me about these. “Everyone just loves these – better than any commercial brand,” she said. You can free-form these, as well. 4 oz. cream cheese, softened 1 stick butter, softened 11⁄2 teaspoons vanilla 6 cups confectioners’ sugar Cream cheese and butter, then add vanilla. Add sugar 1 cup at a time. Mix well slowly. Form into ball and

chill. To use in candy molds: Melt some d a r k chocolate and brush o l d s Rita m with meltHeikenfeld ed chocoRita’s kitchen late. Place coated molds in refrigerator for 15 minutes. Break off a piece of the filling and press into mold. Brush with chocolate to seal bottom. Place in fridge and chill. Release from molds. Makes about five dozen.

BLTA wraps (bacon, lettuce, turkey, tomato, avocado)

A reader saw this on the Food Network and wanted to share. If you want to make these up ahead of time, leave the dressing off until right before you serve it.

You’ll use about half of the dressing recipe. Four 10-inch flour tortillas Leaf lettuce 12 slices deli turkey breast 12 slices bacon, cooked 1 large tomato cut into 16 wedges 1 large avocado, peeled, pitted and cut into 16 slices tossed with a squeeze of lime juice Salt and pepper Greens: Either arugula, watercress, spinach, whatever, a couple handfuls Wrap tortillas in barely damp, doubled layers of paper towels and microwave on high for 45 to 60 seconds. Or warm in dry skillet. Lay tortillas on work surface and layer the ingredients. Fan the leaf lettuce on the top three-quarters of each tortilla then lay the turkey slices on top, followed by the bacon, tomato, and avocado.

Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Top with the arugula and some of the dressing. Fold up the bottom quarter of the tortilla and then start to roll each sandwich into a cone shape. Secure the tortilla with a toothpick. Serve immediately.

Ranch dressing

2 cloves garlic, mashed Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup mayonnaise 1 ⁄4 to 1⁄3 cup buttermilk 2 tablespoons each: minced parsley and chives or more to taste 1 green onion, sliced thin White wine vinegar – start with a teaspoon

Mash the garlic to a paste. Whisk everything together. If it’s too thick, thin with a bit more buttermilk.

Cottage Cheese Pie

For Western Hills reader Ruthann Hein. “Back in the late 1950s

and early ’60s my Mom had a recipe for Cheese Pie using cottage cheese. If I remember it correctly, it was more of a custard pie consistency instead of cheesecakes being made today. I’d surely appreciate finding the recipe,” she asked. Well, here’s one from my files which I have not tried. If any of you have what she’s asking for, please share.

“What are micro-greens?” They’re sprouts of common greens harvested at 1 to 2 inches. You’ll find cress, broccoli, arugula and even clover marketed. Use in stir fries, salads or, as I do, as a garnish. I have my own way of getting these – I just go to my spring-fed pool for the cress and the herb garden for the arugula. Try tiny dandelion greens, too.

1 cup granulated sugar 2 ⁄3 cup cottage cheese 1 generous tablespoon flour 11⁄2 cups whole milk 2 eggs 1 ⁄8 teaspoon salt Butter 1 unbaked pie crust

Rooting out recipes

Mix and pour in unbaked pie crust. Dot with butter. Bake at 400 degrees until top is golden, about 30 minutes. Cool before serving.

Readers want to know

Clermont County Journal reader Char Williams asks:

LaRosa’s ricotta. A Western Hills reader misses buying this at the Western Hills LaRosa’s deli. Terrie Evans, sister of Buddy LaRosa, said to try an oldfashioned ricotta, not whipped or real low-fat. She suggested Stella’s brand, available locally. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

Elementary PTO to host ‘A Night at the Derby’ the bite Derby fare, two drink tickets and five gaming chips. The evening includes a broadcast of the 136th Kentucky Derby, a silent auction, gaming tables, a called “Teacher Pies” Auction, music by Matt Cohen and a grand raffle for a flat screen television. “We invite everyone to join us for this fun evening to support the Mariemont

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Event sponsors and chairs for Mariemont Elementary PTO’s “A Night at the Derby” are, from left, back row, Randy Lipps, LaRosa’s Mariemont; Rick Greiwe, Greiwe Development Group; Steve Fletcher, Fletcher Homes; Jerry Garrison, Keller Williams Advisors Realty; John Marrocco, First Financial; Mark Caesar, First Financial; David Wilder, Financial Management Group, Inc.; front row, Betsy Drake, Mercy Medical Associates Mariemont; Stephanie Griesmer, event co-chair; Holly Ewart, event cochair; Dina Wilder, MEPTO co-president. Not pictured: Kim and Steve Pipkin, Pipkin’s Market; Amy Scheeser, MEPTO co-president. The event is from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at the Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Mariemont. The Mariemont Elementary PTO is an organization of parents and teachers dedicated to enhancing the educational opportunities available to Mariemont Elementary students. MEPTO programs include an annual

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The European-American Chamber of Commerce (EACC), Cincinnati Chapter, recently announced the appointment of Stuart Aitken and Paul Allaer to its executive committee and Ann Keeling, Gaelle Lecourt, Michael Webb, Keith Borders, Michael Capone and Anne Pezel to its board of directors. Aitken, chief operating officer, dunnhumbyUSA, joins the executive committee as vice president with more than 15 years of marketing, academic and technical experience across a variety of industries. Joining dunnhumbyUSA in 2009, Aitken is also a member of dunnhumby’s executive committee. He resides in Indian Hill. Allaer, partner, Thompson Hine, joins the executive committee as vice president with expertise in international corporate trade law, including international

mergers and acquisitions. Allaer was named to the Honorary Council of Belgium for the State of Ohio in 1997 and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Southern Ohio District Export Council. He is also president of the Miami Valley International Trade Association and a community board member for Cincinnati Public Radio. He resides in Blue Ash. Keeling, president, Cristofoli-Keeling Inc., brings over two decades of experience in marketing communications to the EACC Board of Directors. She has been named one of the “Fifteen Business Women To Watch” by the Cincinnati Enquirer. She has served on a number of nonprofit boards including Give Back Cincinnati’s Advisory Board, the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati and the United Coalition for Animals. Her current community board leadership includes service on the United Way of Greater

Cincinnati’s Women’s Leadership Council and on the Board of Trustees for McAuley High School. She resides in Anderson Township. Lecourt, sensory research scientist, Givaudan Flavor, a sensory innovation company with a subsidiary in Cincinnati, joins the EACC Board of Directors after serving as the 2009 Chair of the EACC Young Professional Committee. She resides in Hyde Park. Webb, professor, Xavier University is an expert in international trade policy, economic development and international business. He is Dean of the Department of Economics at Xavier University and resides in Anderson. Borders, vice president, associate relations, Luxottica Retail, has spent over a decade developing global human resource, corporate responsibility and diversity programs. Previously Assistant Council to Federated Department Stores and a

Civil Rights Division Attorney for the United States Department of Justice, he also serves on the Board of Directors for Cincinnati Youth Collaborative and resides in Mason. Capone, audit partner, Grant Thornton, serves a wide spectrum of public and private companies, predominately in the manufacturing, retail and distribution industries. Before his work for Grant Thorton, Capone worked for an international accounting firm in Chicago where he resided in Mexico, serving U.S. based, multinational companies. Capone is a committee chair for the Association for Corporate Growth and currently resides in Anderson. Pezel, director of Global Supply Chain at Perfetti Van Melle, brings to the EACC board nearly two decades of experience in international business operations and logistics. She resides in Mount Adams.

Sign up for summer day camps at parks When kids think summer, they think outdoors, playing together and having fun. There’s no better place to do all of this and more that at a Hamilton County Park District summer day camp. Children ages 4 to 17 will have opportunities to explore nature through hands-on activities, hikes, games, crafts and much more. There are many camps being offered at various parks this summer. They can take a farm adventure at Parky’s Farm in Winton Woods by making new barnyard friends and planting crops, or they can spend the day at Sharon Woods going ‘creeking’ to discover pond life. There will also be


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Celebrate poetry month at the library Architects of alliteration. Maestros of mixing meter with rhyme and rhythm. These handymen of literature pull tools like these from their bag of tricks to weave words into memorable works of art. Poetry is meant to be shared, and this April the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County will once again share in the celebration of National Poetry Month with readings and writings for poets of all ages. The Poetry in the Garden series for adults, sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library, returns to the Main Library’s Reading Garden Lounge (800 Vine Street, 369-6900) during National Poetry Month. Every Tuesday in April at 7 p.m., talented poets from around the tristate will read from their work and share their love of poetry. • April 13 – Greater Cincinnati Writers’ League and Little Pocket Poetry • April 20 – Steve Kissing of Amberley Village and Norman Finkelstein of Hyde Park • April 27 – Dana Ward and Michael Hennessey Steve Kissing is an advertising creative director and copywriter by day for Barefoot Proximity. He occasionally writes for general and special-interest magazines, but his focus is a monthly column for Cincinnati Magazine, which has been recognized as out-



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With categories in hot, medium, mild and specialty, the annual Fairfax Chili Cook-Off catered to a variety of tastes. The cook-off had 16 entrants. “I’m excited by how much it’s grown,” said Chandra Buswell, event coordinator for Fairfax. “More people got involved in decorating and creating the fun.” The event also had a “People’s Choice” category, where attendees could pick their favorite chili. Youngsters had a chance to try their hand at a coloring contest. Nathalie Therrien, 9, left, her sister, McKailah, 10, and Lindsay Kaminer, 10, are all smiles while eating.


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RELIGION The church is offering weekly adult Sunday school classes and monthly mid-week contemplative services and labyrinth walks. Visit for dates, times and locations. Nursery care for infants is provided each Sunday from 8:15 to 11:45 a.m. The church is at 1345 Grace Ave.; 871-1345.

Linwood Baptist Church

The church is hosting The Great Free Clothing Giveaway from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 10. To donate clothing in advance for this community event, call Chet at 8281436 by Thursday, April 8. The church is at 4808 Eastern Ave., Linwood; 231-4912.

Truelight Missionary Baptist Church

The church offers services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays, and 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The pastor is Chris Mobley. The church is at 4311 Eastern Ave., Columbia Tusculum; 256-0132.

Anderson Hills United Methodist Church

The Anderson Hills United Methodist Women’s annual “Spring Rummage Sale” will begin from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, April 9, and will end with their “Bag Sale” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 10. The ladies will host volunteers from the program “Give a Day. Get a Disney Day,” plus the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) at the church (across from Anderson Towne Center) for their huge annual Spring Rummage Sale. The church is at 7515 Forest Road, Anderson Township; 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.

Clough United Methodist Church

The church will be offering Financial Peace University, a 13-week (April 14-July 7,) video-based small group study by Dave Ramsey that teaches families how to beat debt, build wealth and give like never before. This study is open to the community and will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at the church. The cost of materials for the course, plus shipping and handling, is $100. For more information, contact Tim Jacob at 2326080 or visit The church is at 2010 Wolfangle Road, Anderson Township; 2314301.

Connections Christian Church

The church has contemporary worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 7421 East Galbraith Road, Madeira; 791-8348.

Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church

The church is hosting “Nurturing the Spiritual Development of the Child Using the Montessori Method,” a series of parent informational meetings. The classes will be offered at the church from 7 to 9 p.m. each Tuesday evening April 13, 20 and 27. The focus of the classes will be on children between the ages of birth and 6 years old, examining the ways young children learn and explore materials that support their learning and discuss the role of adults in nurturing the child’s development. Classes will be led by Crystal Dahlmeier, Madeira-Silverwood director of children’s ministries. Dahlmeier has taught Montesorri classes both locally and internationally for more than 25 years. She was the lead teacher and principal of the Xavier University Montesorri Lab School, where she also taught graduate and undergraduate classes in early childhood and Montesorri education. She also directs a Montesorri teacher education program in Northern Kentucky. For information, call 791-4470. The church is at 8000 Miami Ave., Madeira; 791-4470.

About religion

Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. If you are having a special service, rummage sale, dinner, bazaar, festival, revival, musical presentation, holiday services or special activity that is open to the public, send us the information. E-mail announcements to easternhills@communitypress. com, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Eastern Hills Journal, Attention: Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140. every third Monday. Free child care is provided. You must register by 5 p.m. Friday before the Monday event. For more information, call the church at 891-1700. The dates are: April 19, May 17, June 7, July 19 and Aug. 16. The church is at 7701 Kenwood Road, Kenwood; 891-1700.

Hartzell United Methodist

Sunday Worship Services are 9 and 10:30 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s School is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All guests and visitors are welcome. Youth Groups, Bible Studies weekly; Childcare and Transportation provided. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 891-8527.

Kenwood Fellowship Church

The church has a new contemporary worship service from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays. The services will feature contemporary worship music in a relaxed atmosphere with biblical teaching that will resonate with the fast-paced lifestyles that many of us find ourselves in today. The church is at 7205 Kenwood Road; 891-9768.

Mount Washington Presbyterian Church

The church offers ConnXions, a contemporary worship service at 5:30 p.m. Saturdays in fellowship hall. Arrive at 5 for some coffee and fellowship time. Sunday morning services are the 9:30 a.m. Morning Glory service, a blended worship service, and the 11 a.m. traditional worship service. Childcare is available at all three services. Sunday school for children through sixth grade is held at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Junior and senior high classes are at 11 a.m. Adult classes are offered at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Youth fellowship is held every Sunday evening with dinner at 6 p.m. and a program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The church is at 6474 Beechmont Ave.; 231-2650,

Mount Washington United Methodist

On the second Saturday of every month, the community is invited to a free dinner from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the church. On Saturday, April 10, the meal will feature

The church is continuing the series “Meeting Jesus Along the Way.” On April 11, the sermon “Finding Faith along the Way -Jesus and Thomas!” will be based on the scripture reading John 20:19-31. Reverend Elaine Parulis-Wright will be speaking. St. Paul Church services are 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. for Traditional Worship and 9:30 a.m. for Contemporary Worship with Praise Band. Sunday School and childcare is provided for all services. The church is at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 891-8181;

St. Thomas Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Community Services Foundation is hosting the third annual Chocolate Fest from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Chocolate Fest, a bake-off judged by celebrity chocolatiers, raises funds for community-based pro-

Class on Soil Fertility Woodland Mound Park 8250 Old Kellogg Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45255

Wednesday, April 14 6:30pm - 8:30pm or Saturday, April 17 10am - 12pm Cost: $10.00

Instructor: Holly Utrata-Holcomb, District Administrator of the Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District. (HCSWCD) Pre-Registration is required with payment. Make checks payable & send to: Hamilton County SWCD 22 Triangle Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH 45246 Please call 772-7645 HCSWCD works in collaboration with the Storm Water District


• Knows exactly what you want • Will not have to make difficult decisions on the worst day of their lives • Will not overspend • Will have “Peace of Mind” knowing your wishes were honored

Dianne Steelman, Pastor 4808 Eastern Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45208 513-871-2954 Blending Contemporary & Traditional Sunday Worship - 11 :00 a.m. Wednesday Gathering - 6:00 p.m. “Meeting the Needs of a Changing Community by Sharing the Unchanging Love of God”


2021 Sutton Ave


Sunday Services

Sunday School -All Ages ........9:00am Worship Gathering ...........10:00am Wednesday Night....6:15pm dinner & 7:00pm...Children/Youth/Adult Classes Nursery Provided

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Sunday Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m. Bible Study is at 9 a.m. every Sunday. The church is hosting Ladies WOW Study Group (Women on Wednesdays) at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month. The event includes light refreshments and a study of Beth Moore’s “Stepping Up.” The church hosts Adult and Youth Bible Studies at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. The church is at 6555 Cooper Road, Sycamore Township; 891-7891, www.sycamorechristianchurch.



for your free “My Life” planning guide and consultation. Gwen Mooney Funeral Home The Spring Grove Family

(513) 853-1035

4398 Spring Grove Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45223


8999 Applewood Dr Blue Ash 891 8527

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


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


Mass Schedule: 8:30am & 7:15pm Mon-Fri Confession Mon & Tues 3-4pm 1st & 3rd Friday 6:45-7:45pm Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration

5440 Moeller Ave., Norwood 513-351-9800

ST. GERTRUDE PARISH Church (513) 561-5954 • (513) 561-5020 School Miami Ave & Shawnee Run Rd. Mass Schedule Daily: 7:00, 8:00 & 11:30AM Saturday: 4:30PM Sunday: 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00AM 12:30 & 6:00PM

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


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 Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am Sunday School 10:30am Youth 7 & 8th grade 9:15am Youth 9 & 12th grade 11:45am Phone 561-6805 Fax 561-0894 INDIAN HILL Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Phone 513-561-6805 Fax 513-561-0894 Sunday Worship 8am & 9:30am


7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery (East of I-71 on Pfeiffer Rd) Worship Schedule 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Worship and Holy Communion 9:45 a.m. Sunday School and Adult Forum Pastor: Josh Miller Baby sitter provided Visit our website at:

Good Shepherd (E LCA)

7701 Kenwood Rd.


(across from Kenwood Towne Centre) Saturday night at 5:00 and Sunday morning at 8:00, 9:00, 9:30 & 11:00am Pastors: Larry Donner, Pat Badkey, Jesse Abbott

UNITED METHODIST 7515 Forest Beechmont Ave 231-4172

Sr. Pastor Mark Rowland Ann Luzader, Mike Carnevale Traditional Service 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Service 9:30 & 11:00am (Nursery care from 9:15am-12:15pm.) Sunday School for Children & Adults at 9:30am & 11:00am. Youth Fellowship (grade 7-12), 6-8pm.


Pastor: Lonnie & Erica Richardson Wednesday Evening Services - 7:00pm Sunday Morning Worship - 10:45 am

Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am


8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 Guest Speaker

Child Care provided 10:30AM Rev. Robert Roberts, Pastor

MT. WASHINGTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6365 Corbly Road 513-231-3946 Rick Riggs, Pastor Sunday Worship 10:45am Adult Sunday School 9:30am Children’s Sunday School 10:45am "Open to All" "Nursery Care Available" "Handicapped Accessible"

Building Homes Relationships & Families Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am

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

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

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


FELLOWSHIP CHURCH (Preaching the Gospel of Hope) 6830 School Street (Newtown)


Dr. R. Edgar Bonniwell, Sr. Minister Sun. Worship 10am Wed. Worship & Bible Study Service 7pm Sunday School - All Ages 9-10:00am New National Seminary Emerging

NorthStar Vineyard Community Church

Sunday 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Loveland High School, off of Rich Rd. 683-1556

vineyard eastgate community church

Located @ 1005 Old S.R. 74 (@ Tealtown Rd. in Eastgate) Sunday Services 9:00, 10:15 & 11:45 AM


Nursery Care Provided

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



100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052 Sunday 7:45am Rite I Eucharist 9:00am Rite 2 Eucharist For All People 11:15am Rite 2 Choral Eucharist Childcare Provided for all Eucharists

Sunday School & Worship 9 AM & 10:30 AM

Cincinnati Country Day School 272-5800

Church of God

8290 Batavia-Pike - Route 32

(off Larchview, off Plainfield at Cross County Hwy.)

Sunday Service 10:30am

Handicapped Accessible

The Greater Cincinnati


Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

The church is hosting Scrapbooking from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. nearly


St. Paul Community United Methodist Church

Your Family . . .

Faith United Church of Christ

The church is hosting their Garage Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 30, and Saturday, May 1. For more information, call 231-8285. The church is at 6886 Salem Road, Mount Washington; 231-8285.

The center is hosting Divine Mercy Sunday Celebration beginning with confessions at 1:45 p.m. Sunday, April 11. Exposition, Sung Chaplet, public solemn Eucharistic procession and more begins at 2:30 p.m. The center is at 5440 Moeller Ave., Norwood; 351-9800.

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Rock Church ministry for seventh through 12th grade meets the third Saturday of each month 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Features DJ, dancing, games, prizes and concessions. The church is at 6800 School St., Newtown; 271-8442.

Sycamore Christian Church

ner, or call ECSF at 221-0547. In addition to the bake-off, the Chocolate Fest features an auction with two weeks of online bidding (April 5-15 at culminating in an in-person auction on April 17 as part of the Chocolate Fest.) New items are added continually. The auction offers art, jewelry, services, tickets and unique experiences. You need not attend the fest to participate in the auction. If you have questions, contact Ariel Miller at 221-0547 or The church is at 100 Miami Ave., Terrace Park; 831-2052.

Our Lady Of The Holy Spirit Center

“We’re in the business of helping families make simple, sensible, and affordable arrangements.”

Faith Christian Fellowship Church

grams including CAIN (Churches Active in Northside), Valley Interfaith Food and Clothing (in Lockland), InterParish Ministry (in Newtown) and Madisonville Education and Assistance Center. Admission is $10 per adult and $5 per child with a maximum of $20 per family. An admission ticket is good for unlimited tasting. Entries will judged by Chip and Debbie Graeter, Randy Young of Aglamesis and Matt Madison of Madisono’s Gelato. Each entry is also eligible for People’s Choice Awards, voted on by the people using tickets of $1 each. To buy tickets or enter as a baker, go to and click on the Chocolate Fest ban-

Cincinnati chili, salad and dessert. The dinner is provided and prepared by the members of the church and is served in the church’s fellowship hall. It is free to the public and the community is invited. All are welcome. Call 2313946 for further information or visit The Outreach Team of the church is hosting its annual Salad Luncheon at noon Thursday, April 15. The community is invited to attend and enjoy the luncheon that features a variety of salads. Tickets are $7.50 each and are available from the church in advance or on the day of the luncheon. Bryan Rasmussen, a University of Cincinnati student, and his musical group will perform. Call 231-3946 or visit The church is at 6365 Corbly Road; 231-3946.


Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN

MADEIRA SILVERWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8000 Miami Ave. 791-4470 Contemporary Worship 9:00 am

Church School for Everyone 10:10 am

Traditional Worship 11:15 am Child Care available at all times




Eastern Hills Press


COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP 3577 Kenoak Lane: Kemper Donald A. to Leathers John III; $17,500.

April 7, 2010

| DEATHS | POLICE | Editor Eric Spangler || 576-8251 BIRTHS

3450 Golden Ave.: Perrino Nicholas D. Tr to Solomon Hillary L.; $215,000. 3450 Golden Ave.: Coral Mt Lookout LLC to Gust Kasey M.; $199,000. 3629 Woodbridge Place: Andrew James Custom Builders LLC to Jackson Albert D.; $467,474.


1777 Mcmillan Ave.: Donaldson Virginia H. to Breen-Fisher LLC; $105,000. 2412 Ingleside Ave.: Westheimer Ruth W. to Sittenfeld Paul G.; $524,800.


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




3817 Camden Ave.: Tristate Holdings Inc. to Dewert Jacquelyn; $59,900. 3817 Camden Ave.: Morequity Inc. to Tristate Holdings Inc.; $49,900.




1304 Morten Ave.: Greene Letha Jane to Household Realty; $89,960. 2444 Madison Road: Cooper David S. Tr to Weiland Richard A.; $145,000. 2469 Madison Road: Gsb Properties Inc. to Debby Apartments 2010; $419,900. 2912 Portsmouth Ave.: Elfers Elizabeth & Matthew Doubet to Sizemore Chad M.; $218,000. 3794 Ashworth Drive: Klingeman William E. to Mancera Rafael J. Tr; $169,000.


Brotherton Court: Speedway Superamerica LLC to Sullivant Ave Inc.; $160,000. 5302 Brotherton Court: Speedway Superamerica LLC to Sullivant Ave Inc.; $160,000. 5308 Brotherton Court: Speedway Superamerica LLC to Sullivant Ave Inc.; $160,000. 6711 Buckingham Place: Helton Drexel Jr to Vesper Randall; $67,800.


3549 Grandin Road: Hardy Nicola Mary to Kennedy Colleen M.; $194,900. 4915 Le Blond Ave: Sunderman August J. & Mia Bilanovich to Leicht Brian S. $414,900. 1235 Corbett St.: Daft Doug & Heather Witt to Bank Of New York

Tr; $124,000. 524 Stanley Ave.: Kling John H. & Julia A. to Schwietering Daniel; $630,000. 650 Delta Ave.: Roberts Sherri Lynn to Citifinancial Inc.; $104,000.


2837 Minot Ave: Weidmer Stanley C. to Tino Nicholas F.; $175,000. 3311 Cardiff Ave: Hively Justin to Bank Of America National; $44,000. 3321 Cardiff Ave: Hively Justin to Federal Home Loan Mortgag; $44,000. 3434 Duck Creek Road: Wjsh Properties LLC to Russell Dennis E. Sr., $340,000. 3792 Hyde Park Ave: Sciannamblo William D. & Cathy E. to Fey Brian D.; $346,000. 3819 Mount Vernon Ave: Cummings Joyce Tr & Herbert J. Jones Tr to

Stechschulte Kyle; $183,000. 3313 Cardiff Ave.: Hively Justin to Federal Home Loan Mortgage; $38,000. 3442 Club Crest Ave.: Krueger Autumn to Holthus Benjamin A.; $219,000. 3740 Isabella Ave.: Suffron Meredith L. to Heredia Realty LLC; $180,000. 3900 Edwards Road: Johnson Deborah E. Tr & Janet B. Sandor Tr to Schaefer Christian A.; $135,000. 4024 Taylor Ave.: Godby Anna to Kopulos Christopher R.; $180,000. 4212 Eileen Drive: Smith Amanda V. to Braun Maris; $147,500.


1430 Mcmillan Ave: Coho Capital LLC to Cqa Properties LLC; $425,000. 2143 Sinton Ave: Nicholas Brian to



About real estate transfers

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. Oudenallen Bennett Van; $144,500. 2381 Kemper Lane: N Kamens Inc. to Rhodes I. Lawrence; $10,000. 745 Oak St.: Bayview Loan Servicing LLC to Oak Street Apartments LLC; $46,000. 855 Lincoln Ave: Waterfall Victoria Reo LLC to St Property Solutions LLC; $25,000. 2406 Boone St.: Fletcher Veronica to Federal National Mortgage; $20,000. 643 Crown St.: Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Tr to Lot King Limited Partners; $23,300.



Jeffrey S Bryant, born 1965, tampering with evidence, drug abuse, 3800 Eastern Ave., March 27. Ricardo T Beasley, born 1981, domestic violence, 3295 Erie Ave., March 27. Ryannna Hamilton, born 1983, telecommunication harassment, 3295 Erie Ave., March 18. Shena Simpson, born 1977, city income tax, 3295 Erie Ave., March 18. Jeffrey Binnion, born 1977, check violation second offender, 2709

Erie Ave., March 25. Damien Terrell, born 1990, simple assault, 3295 Erie Ave., March 18. Jason Stjohn, born 1978, theft $300 to $5000, misuse of credit card, 2526 Salem St., March 22. Jordan D Scott, born 1988, domestic violence, criminal damage or endanger, 3295 Erie Ave., March 28. Willie G Pearson, born 1928, panicthreat violence, 6316 Sierra St., March 23. Donald Edwin Mcaffry, born 1958, theft under $300, 3760 Paxton Ave., March 28. Victor L Robinson, born 1969, have weapon-drug conviction, traffick-

ing 3409 Cardiff Ave., March 25. Carl R Redleaf, born 1959, domestic violence, 4209 Marburg Ave., March 24. Katherine Mosier, born 1990, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., March 22. Nicola Farrugia, born 1982, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., March 25. Shaun Wynn, born 1988, theft $300 to $5000, 3008 Madison Road, March 26.

Incidents/investigations Burglary 4221 Eastern Ave., March 22. 5335 Weltner Ave., March 25.

Grand theft

2000 Madison Road, March 24. 3209 Griest Ave., March 25. 4353 Twenty Eighth St., March 22.

Petit theft

2860 Madison Road, March 24. 2909 Van Dyke Drive, March 25. 2925 Portsmouth Ave., March 22. 3519 Shaw Ave., March 22. 3601 Columbia Parkway, March 23. 3601 Columbia Parkway, March 25. 4034 Leesburg Lane, March 22. 4825 Marburg Ave., March 22. 4825 Marburg Ave., March 25. 5722 Peabody Ave., March 24. 841 Van Dyke Ave., March 25.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle 6100 Prentice St., March 22.


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About police reports The Community Press published names of adults charged with offenses. The information is a public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact police: • Cincinnati: Capt. Douglas Wiesman, District 2 commander, 979-4440. Ave., possession, obstructing official business at 3410 Highland Ave., March 10. Robert Tolliver, 22, 3488 Jessup Road, drug abuse at 7200 Colerain Ave., March 15. Justin Schoestill, 18, 9153 Whitehead Drive, open container at 3461 Joseph, March 13. Leffone Bowman, 38, 1714 Hewitt Ave., theft, criminal trespassing at 3240 Highland Ave., March 17. Torin Middlebrook, 39, 2300 Auburn Ave., disorderly conduct at 5300 Ridge Road, March 15. Sheena White, 21, 709 Orchard Glen Close, theft at 5245 Ridge Road, March 18. Joseph Wolf, 29, 4130 Sherel Lane, open container at 5245 Ridge Road, March 15. Claude Moore IV, 24, 6855 Buckingham Place, domestic violence at 6855 Buckingham Place, March 14. Anthony Williams, 23, 5651 View Pointe Drive, possession of drugs at 5601 View Point Drive, March 14. Kenneth Tye, 31, 5386 Bahama Terrace, drug abuse at 5301 Ridge Ave., March 14. Dominque Chapman, 19, 2933 Westknolls Lane, drug abuse at 5300 Kennedy Ave., March 14. Darnell Green, 24, 3219 Lehman Road, drug possession at 5601 View Point Drive, March 14.

Incidents/investigations Burglary Residence entered and guns of

• Columbia Township: Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Sgt. Peter Enderle, 683-3444. • Fairfax: Rick Patterson, chief, 271-7250. • Mariemont: Rick Hines, chief, 271-4089. • Terrace Park: Jerry Hayhow, chief, 831-2137 or 825-2280. unknown value removed at 8598 Wooster Pike, March 12.

Domestic violence

Rachel M. Hayes, 27, 3633 Old Red Bank Road, driving under suspension, March 16. Jessica Patrice, 26, 4006 Blaney Ave., driving under suspension, March 16. Michael Thompson, 24, 1926 State Ave., driving under suspension, March 17. Jonathan Ramundo, 34, 6142 Schaffers Run Road, drug abuse, open container, paraphernalia, March 17. Shawn Brewer, 25, 2130 Drex Ave., drug abuse, driving under suspension, March 18. James Harvey, 34, 5639 Macey Ave., theft, disorderly conduct, March 20.

Reported at Blaney Avenue, March 14.


Reported at 3240 Highland Ave., March 12.

Joseph Kennedy, 27, 380 Brookhaven, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, March 9. James Hampton, 42, 428 Main St., disorderly conduct while intoxicated, March 9. Stephen Urevick, 44, 113 Wrenwood, assault, March 15. Dennis R. Poff, 52, 3737 Brotherton, disorderly conduct, March 17.

Passing bad checks Theft

Firearm of unknown value removed from residence at 4008 Blaney Ave., March 15. Merchandise of unknown value removed from store at 3240 Highland Ave., March 11.

Unauthorized use of property

Reported at 5652 View Point Drive, March 8.



Dajuana Parker, 25, 5508 Reading Road, no drivers license, March 10. Gerald Bouldin, 27, 2880 Harrison Ave., driving under suspension, March 12. Jessica Lee, 20, 7505 Montgomery Road, driving under suspension, March 12. Gary Jones, 27, 4058 Minnick Road, driving under suspension, March 14. Anthony Brooks, 18, 2724 May St., criminal damage, March 15. Devaughn Lowe, 22, 6508 Iris Ave., driving under suspension, March 16. Noelle Kitchens, 26, 4720 Ridge Ave., no drivers license, March 16.


Incidents/investigations Criminal damage

Vehicle written on with marker at 3824 Homewood Road, March 10.

Passing bad check

Check issued to Village of Mariemont, March 8.


Credit card taken at 6605 Chestnut, March 6.


Incidents/investigations Criminal damage

Drinking fountain basins and window trim damaged at concession stand at recreation maintenance center, March 18.

Neighbor dispute

At 410 and 406 Cornell, March 17.

History sessions to offer insight The Cincinnati History Sessions at Cincinnati Museum Center will focus on five topics showcasing Cincinnati’s various intellectual and economic pursuits throughout time.


Sessions are scheduled for Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. beginning April 6 in Reakirt Auditorium. Guests can attend a single session for $15 or all five for $50 (Cincinnati Museum

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Eastern Hills Press


TP survey gains national recognition


Art, architecture

Claire Kupferle, a board member with Mariemont Preservation Foundation, displays some rare sketches from the planning of the Village of Mariemont. They will be on view, along with many other gems from the collection, at the group’s Art and Architecture event from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 9, at the Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center (formerly Resthaven Barn).

The Terrace Park Building Survey ( has been recognized nationally for its unique features and service to the community. One of the national genealogy magazines, Family Tree Magazine, has searched the Internet for other sites that cover an entire community but without success. Many sites describe their historic houses or areas, but none covers an entire community. As a result, the magazine has twice discussed and suggested that other communities consider developing similar sites. In March 2010, Lee and Carol Cole met with two of the nation’s well known professional genealogists, George Morgan and Drew Smith, who are otherwise known as the “Genealogy

Guys.” They have a Web site, which has interviews with other nationally recognized genealogy leaders. Their March 2010 Podcast contains an interview with the Coles about the origins and features of People concerned with Terrace Park buildings and people may find this program of interest. For example, working with Hamilton County, they have recently added an interactive mapping capability. For genealogists, they included death records of more than 1,200 former residents. They are continually updating with new information including applications for new building permits. They always welcome additional information on Terrace Park buildings and residents.

Auditions for cancer fundraising movie, ‘The Last Race’ begin April 10 Following in the footsteps of three previous feature films, David Garrison Productions announces it has greenlighted preproduction for its latest high concept studio motion picture, “The Last Race.” Producers have scheduled two auditions for the film in Sharonville. They expect to cast more than 650 actors, including extras. Audition schedule: • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 10, and from

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 11, at Cintas Center at Xavier University, 1624 Herald Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45207-7510. • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Sharonville, OH 45246. • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at Zappa Studios, 11165 Reading Road, Sharonville, Ohio 45241. Despite plans to build several high tech sets and






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shoot on location in New York, New Mexico, California and Costa Rica, there is literally no budget for the production. All goods and services are donated for the film, so producers can give 100 percent of all proceeds to the American Cancer Society. This is only possible if there is no production debt. The zero budget formula was used successfully with previous feature projects by director Scott Wegener.

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Eastern Hills Press


April 7, 2010

BUSINESS UPDATE New bank hours

The Fifth Third Bank branch at 5771 Wooster Pike in Fairfax now has extended hours. The new hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.2 p.m. Saturday.

Finke promoted

Basco Shower Enclosures has promoted Joseph Finke to vice president, supply chain. In his new role, Finke will be charged with establishing and running a supply chain management function, with primary

responsibilities, including logistics, purchasing, materials management and inventory control. Finke Finke has been with Basco since Janu-

ary 1988. He was most recently responsible for leading the company’s purchasing department. Finke graduated from Xavier University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing in 1980 and a master’s degree in finance in 1985. He lives in Hyde Park.

Strohmaier hired


L P K (Libby Perszyk Kathman), an independent brand design agency, has hired Paige Strohmaier


“I can make a doctor’s appointment, check on my lab results, and do it all from right here.”

as a designer, where she will work on the Olay brand. Strohmaier is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and lives in Oakley.

Bauer ranked No. 1

Jessica Bauer of RE/MAX Unlimited was recently named the No. 1 RE/MAX sales associate in G r e a t e r Cincinnati for 2009. (Ranking based on all individual Bauer sales associates in the Southern Ohio region). This is the fifth consecutive year that Bauer has been one of the top three individual RE/MAX sales associates. Bauer, who works from her home office in Mt. Lookout, specializes in residential home sales including single family homes, condos and new construction with all buyers and sellers. For more information, call Bauer at 533-1606 or visit

Stegman hired

Madisonville internal medicine practice Lisa Larkin, M.D., & Associates has hired internist S u s a n Stegman, M.D. Stegman has been practicing Stegman internal medicine in Greater Cincinnati since 1996, most recently with Mason Area Medical Associates for the past six years. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Stegman earned her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency at The Christ Hospital, serving as chief resident in her final year, and became board certified in 1994 and re-certified in 2004. Stegman has a particular interest in women’s heart disease.

New store

Introducing MyChart from Mercy Medical Associates. MyChart means that now you can access your own healthcare information anywhere, anytime online. It means that you can check on your medical history, schedule an appointment with your Mercy Medical Associates doctor, or review test results – and it’s all password protected. But most of all, MyChart means that you have more information to help you take better care of your health. It’s one more service and one more reason to checkout Mercy Medical Associates physicians. The information you need. The convenience you deserve. Part of the Mercy Circle of Caring. For more information call 513-MMA-DOCS (662-3627) or visit

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One Small Garden, 614 Wooster Pike in Terrace Park, held its grand opening March 17. The new shop is a onestop location for home grown produce enthusiasts and offers a simple path to self-sustaining food gardening, said proprietors Juliann Gardner and Helen Fox. One Small Garden offers products, advice, resource materials and workshops as well as one-on-one counseling and coaching. It also provides garden beds made from the only indigenous evergreen to this region that are naturally resistant to pests and decay. The beds are locally harvested, milled and assembled with no tools required. In-store offerings also include pure local soils, seeds, cultivating tools, pest deterrent covers, cold weather shields and cold frame transparent. For more information, v i s i t or call 218-0573 or 8317686.

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