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New Kroger is coming to Oakley By Forrest Sellers

OAKLEY — A Kroger store will be part of the Oakley Station development. Oakley Station is a $120 million retail, commercial and residential development at Marburg and Ibsen avenues. The announcement was made at the April 2 Oakley Community Council meeting. Steve Dragon, a representative for developer Vandercar Holdings Inc., said the Kroger will be a new prototype unique to the Tristate. He said the store will be 145,000 square feet and in addi-

tion to a grocery will feature home fashions and decor, a pharmacy, a bank branch and a fuel center. Christy Snelling, a real estate manager for Kroger, said it will be similar to a Kroger store operating in Newport, Ky. The Oakley Station Kroger will be located on the northeastern portion of the site near Disney Street. Oakley resident Diane Rupp asked whether it would be a “big box” store that the developer had previously said would be part of the plans. Dragon said anything above 75,000 square feet is consid-

ered a big box structure. However, he said the plan allows for anything up to 200,000 square feet at that particular location. Additionally, he said no type of zoning variances would likely be required. Dragon said this would be one of the anchor tenants on the site. Oakley Community Council Board President Peter Draugelis said the tenant announcement was significant. “(This is) certainly a major development at Oakley Station,” he said. Snelling said other Kroger stores in the area would remain open even with the addition of a

Steve Dragon, a representative for developer Vandercar Holdings Inc., presents an aerial photograph of Oakley Station to the Oakley Community Council. Dragon announced Kroger would be one of the anchor tenants of the development at the April 2 council meeting. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

new one. “No surrounding sister stores will close,” she said. Snelling said a final plan has not yet been approved internally but estimated the store could open in 2015. Dragon said a development plan for the store will be pre-

sented to the Cincinnati Planning Commission in May. Other tenants which have been announced and are currently under construction are a Cinemark theater, which will house 14 screens, and 302 rental apartment units.

Mixed feelings on parking plan By Lisa Wakeland

Amy Roe, who is chairwoman of the upcoming Bark For Life of Hyde Park-Oakley, plans to bring her Weimaraners Addy and Moby to the event. The area's first Bark For Life, a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society, will be Saturday, April 20, at Lunken Airport Playfield. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Charity event goes to the dogs

By Forrest Sellers

HYDE PARK — Amy Roe has

a passion for dogs and fighting for a cause. Roe, who is a resident of Terrace Park, is chairwoman of the upcoming Bark For Life of Hyde Park-Oakley, a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. A participant in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, Roe felt a canine-centric event would be beneficial. The event, which is the first in the area, will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 20, at Lunken Airtport Playfield, 4744 Playfield Lane. Roe, 32, who owns two Weimaraners and a bluetick coonhound, has been personally impacted by cancer. Her mom died of cancer when she was 6, and both her father and broth-

BARK FOR LIFE 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 20. Lunken Airport Playfield, 4744 Playfield Lane

er are cancer survivors. “Cancer seems to touch everyone in some shape and form,” she said. “Dogs provide that unconditional love that is part of prevention and promoting health.” The Bark For life event will feature: » K9 demonstrations by the Cincinnati Police. » A dog groomer and photographer. » Contests in categories ranging from best costume to best kisser. » Deejay music and a raffle. A walk for dogs and their

owners is also planned. The cost is $25 per dog, and $10 for each additional dog. All of the proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. Kaitlyn Wessels, an income development representative for the East Central Division of the American Cancer Society, said the event should appeal to dog lovers in the area. “You see so many dog lovers in the community,” she said. “Bark For Life is an opportunity to bring your dog along and enjoy a day together in the fight against cancer.” Although registration will be permitted the day of the event beginning at 9:30 a.m., preregistration is encouraged. Those who preregister will receive a goodie bag for their dogs. Meet Roe’s dogs and get a preview of the event by clicking here.



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Cincinnati’s parking lease saga may be months from a resolution, but the issue is dividing many city residents. In March Cincinnati City Council narrowly approved a 30-year lease of the city’s parking meters, lots and garages to the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority. The deal—passed as an emergency—was expected to bring in $92 million initially, plus least $3 million annually for the duration of the lease. City officials planned to use more than half of the initial funds to plug deficits in the 2014 and 2015 budgets and use the remaining money for a handful of other capital projects like a downtown grocery store, a bike/hike trail on the east side and road improvements. But opponents—who largely objected to the rate increases and extended enforcement hours at meters—filed a lawsuit against the city, and a judge issued a temporary restraining order preventing the parking lease plan from moving forward. Hyde Park resident Kristy Kleiman was one of nearly 20,000 people who signed the petitions to force the issue on the November ballot. “I wanted the right to vote

(on it),” she said. “Instead of City Council deciding (the matter), I wanted to decide. “I’m concerned about the costs going up and the impact on small businesses.” Hyde Park resident Susan Haas suggested the city tap into revenues from the new Horseshoe Casino to help balance the budget. But city officials said during a recent special council meeting the expected revenue—up to $11 million in 2014—is far short of the projected $35 million deficit. Without the money from the parking lease, City Manager Milton Dohoney has said they have to make drastic cuts like laying off 344 employees including 80 firefighters and 189 police officers. Because Cincinnati switched to a fiscal year, the city budget must be balanced by July 1. Mt. Lookout resident Ruth Watson wasn’t thrilled with the parking lease plan, but was adamantly against the plan to lay off police officers and firefighters. She said city officials need to find other ways to raise revenue or make cuts “without people losing their jobs.”

Forrest Sellers and Jane Prendergast contributed to this story.

Julie Baxter, who lives in Anderson Township and works in Hyde Park, puts coins in a meter in Mt. Lookout before heading to a restaurant in the square. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Explore Hyde Park history at May 9 meeting By Forrest Sellers


HYDE PARK — Get trivial at an upcoming Hyde Park meeting. The annual Hyde Park Neighborhood Council spring open meeting will be Buening Thursday, May 9, at Clark Montessori, 3030 Erie Ave. This year’s guest speaker will be Gregory Parker Rogers, author of “Cincinnati’s Hyde Park: A Queen City Gem.”

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starting at 6:30 p.m. The program will follow at 7 p.m. The subject of each spring program varies. Previous topics have included safety, astronomy and education.

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The Hyde Park Neighborhood Council is accepting nominations for the Hyde Park Person of the Year. This award honors someone who has made a difference in the community, overcome an obstacle or contributed to the quality of life in the neighborhood. To nominate someone, include your name, address and phone number, the name of the person being nominated as well as his or her telephone number and a short paragraph detailing why the person was nominated. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, April 17. Send information to or to the attention of Kelly Dolan, Hyde Park Person of the Year, P.O. Box 8064, Cincinnati 45208.

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Springer School and Center, Kilgour School, Clark Montessori and Hyde Park School. Hyde Park’s Community Builder Award winner will also be announced. Introduced last year, the award honors a business or organization that has made “a substantial contribution to life in Hyde Park,” said Buening. Nominations for the Hyde Park Person of the Year will be accepted through Wednesday, April

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Volunteers needed for cleanup events Thousands of people in the Cincinnati area participate each year in the annual Great American Cleanup, the nation’s largest community improvement effort. This year Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, which provides supplies and support for cleanup and beautification projects, has switched from a citywide event on one day in April to a Great American Cleanup season that will last from March through November. From picking up litter to planting flowers, there are plenty of options for local volunteers, and a handful of local events are listed below. Visit the Keep Cincinnati Beautiful website at

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paint garbage cans, remove invasive plants or plant flower bulbs in the park, 710 Tusculum Ave. Tools and lunch will be provided for participants. Contact Aaron Burkhardt, or 658-5434, for details or with questions. » Columbia Tusculum, 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 27. Volunteers will help plant ornamental flowers and grasses in the World Choir Games pots the neighborhood received from the city. Meet at the community garden on the corner of Strader Avenue and Columbia Parkway. Call Christine Carli, 382-8328, with questions. » East End, 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 27. Volunteers will help clean up the neighborhood and should meet at the LeBlond Recreation Center,

2355 Riverside Drive. Breakfast bars and juice will be available for volunteers. Contact Jackie Weist with questions or for details, or 9613699. » Linwood, 9 a.m. Saturday, April 27. Volunteers will help clean up part of the Flying Pig Marathon route from Columbia Parkway to Eastern Avenue. Volunteers should meet at the tot lot in the 4900 block of Eastern Avenue. Contact Jenny O’Donnell, or 706-6232, with questions.

» Madisonville, 9 a.m. Saturday, April 27. Volunteers will help clean up the neighborhood and should meet at New Mission Missionary Baptist Church, 4809 Ravenna Street. Lunch will be provided after the cleanup. Contact Prencis Wilson with questions or for details, or 2712673. » Oakley, 9 a.m. Saturday, May 11. Meet at the Geier Esplanade. Cleanup will include Wasson Way. Suggestions for locations to clean are being accepted. Contact



Oakley council seeks more members By Forrest Sellers

OAKLEY — The Oakley Community Council is stepping up its efforts to attract new members. Jeanne Savona, who is part of council’s Membership Committee, said Bonomo mailings to attract new members are planned starting in the spring. “We want to continue to grow,” she said, adding that 53 new people have joined the Community Council since the start of the Savona year. Savona said an effort will be made to reach out through the website and social media as well. “It takes a village,” she said describing the process of growing membership. Oakley Community Council board member Michael Bonomo said in-

creased membership can provide additional dues that go toward supporting a variety of infrastructure projects ranging from enhanced communication among members to events such as the Great American Cleanup.

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Superintendent search is continuing

Mariemont has 26 applicants for job By Lisa Wakeland

Engaging and passionate with a strong, clear vision for the Mariemont City School District. Those are a few of the qualities hundreds of parents, students and residents are looking for in the next superintendent. April 3 was the deadline for the position and 26 people applied. The Board of Education began its superintendent search in mid-February after current Superintendent Paul Imhoff announced he was leaving the Mariemont schools. Imhoff accepted an offer to become the next superintendent of the Upper Arlington City School District near Columbus.

Residents Carolyn Daly, center left, and Joy Carlson talk about the Mariemont City School District's superintendent search process with Board of Education members Marie Huenefeld, right, and Peggy Braun. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

He starts there July 1 and will leave the Mariemont district July 31. Board of Education President Peggy Braun explained the search process during a recent community meeting and said it would be similar to how district officials conducted the search six years ago. Braun said they met with

staff, school organization leaders, parent-teacher organizations and sent a survey to the community to assess what is important for the district’s next superintendent. “We’re trying to get out and talk to as many people as we can about what they would like to see in a superintendent,” she said.

“The culture of our community hasn’t changed – what they value, they still value. I think we are in a good place, and we want to make sure we continue moving forward. We’ve got some great initiatives, and we want to see those to fruition.” Carolyn Daly, who has a niece in the school district, said at a recent meeting about the search that the next superintendent’s ability to effectively communicate with the community is important to her, as is financial awareness and budget difficulties facing many school districts. “I think Paul’s made some really good decisions as far as the budget goes and not affecting the kids in places like transportation or other things and it really does show,” she said. “He’s done a wonderful job for us ... but it’s always good to have some change so you don’t become too stagnant.”

Board member Marie Huenefeld said they should receive applications shortly and begin interviews. They hope to name the next superintendent in May, she said. Following the first round of interviews, Braun said the board is not sure how it will proceed. Last time, it narrowed the field to two candidates and brought both to the district before making a final decision. “It appears to be a very qualified pool of candidates ... and in our time frame, the sooner we can (hire a superintendent) the better, as long as we do our due diligence,” Braun said. The Board of Education hired Effron & Associates to conduct the search for its next superintendent. It’s the same consulting firm Mariemont schools used six years ago to find Imhoff. The firm helped the Loveland City School District in 2010.

SCD director receives leadership award Ken Uckotter, technology and curriculum director at the Summit Country Day School, was among the C-Suite awardwinners in the March issue of LEAD Cincinnati magazine. The magazine recognized Uckotter for his leadership in the area of technology and for his community involvement. Now in his 35th year at Summit, Uckotter began as Upper School principal in 1978. He was named director of technology and curriculum in 1990. During his tenure, he has developed state-of-the-art campus technologies which include more than 700 computers and servers, a robust wireless infrastructure, Promethean ActiveBoards in classrooms and a highly personalized information portal in which parents and students are continually updated on each student’s academic and extracurricular activities. He also has played a major role in Summit’s strategic planning, curriculum development, professional development activities and re-accreditation reviews. Uckotter is a member of the St. John Fisher parish in Newtown where he manages the web site, serves on the parish pastoral council and assists with strategic planning. He is a member of the International Society for Technology in Education, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and is active in Greater Cincinnati’s Information Technology Leadership Forum. At The Summit, he coordinates student involvement in the INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati and actively mentors students who are interested in technology careers. “Ken has lived a life of nonprofit service in the education sector,” says Summit Development Director Jim Jackson. “His personal and professional life assisting children and institutions is an example of personal leadership demonstrating characteristics that cultivate a thriving and progressive community.” Uckotter lives in Anderson Township with his wife, Diane, who also is a 21-year faculty member at Summit. Their three daughters, Theresa Uckotter ’01, Karen Montgomery ’04 and Margaret Lebahn ’99, are Summit graduates.

Mariemont High School sophomore Ivy Hutnyak's photograph, "Wood Fairy," is in the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibit. PROVIDED

Five students in state art competition A rtwork of five Mariemont High School students was selected for inclusion in the state competition for the Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibit in March. Senior Asher Korema submitted photography “Grief”; senior Ali Molski submitted mixed media art, “Someone Like You”; senior Alice Barnes submitted photography, “Hailey Connor; sophomore Shannon Hogan submitted photography, “Italian Glass”; and sophomore Ivy Hutnyak submitted photography, “Wood Fairy.” Korema and Molski are currently enrolled in AP Studio Art class, and Hogan, Hutnyak and Barnes are in photography

class at Mariemont High School. The Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition, now in its 43rd year, is dedicated to the educational and artistic advancement of talented young people in the state of Ohio. The exhibition is open to all of the state’s 1,112 high schools, both public and private, chartered by the State of Ohio Department of Education. The purpose of the exhibition is “to provide all budding young artists of the state with opportunities to advance their talent, whether that be through scholarships or simply experiencing the process of entering their work in a competition.”

Mariemont High School sophomore Shannon Hogan's photo, "Italian Glass," is in state competition. PROVIDED Mariemont High School senior Asher Korema's photograph, "Grief," is in the state competition for the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibit. PROVIDED

"Hailey Connor," a photograph by Mariemont High School senior Alice Barnes, is in state competition. PROVIDED

Ali Molski's paper mosaic mixed media art, "Someone Like You," is in the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibit. PROVIDED



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Walnut’s Lady Eagles team to watch jumper/triple jumper Stewart Isaacs. In the 100 meters, Williams hopes to see good things from sophomore De’Shawn Debose. Other starters back are Devin Gazaway and Aaron and Nathan Stroud.

By Scott Springer and Nick Dudukovich

HAMILTON COUNTY The early track meets are in the books and local high schools are getting into the meat of their track and field schedules. The following is a rundown of the prep teams in the Eastern Hills Journal coverage area:


Walnut Hills girls

The Walnut Hills girls have won three straight league championships and coach Amanda Robinson is out for another as they enter the Eastern Cincinnati Conference. Robinson returns 10 starters, including three-time 800 meter FAVC and district champ Maryn Lowry, who was a state qualifier. Lowry has the school record in the 800 and 1600 and has committed to Iowa State for cross country and track. Kelsey Cornett is back as defending league champion in the 100 and 300 meter hurdles and high jump and was part of the winning 4x400 relay. The Fort Ancient Valley Conference Runner of the Year was a regional qualifier, but a fall in the100 hurdles cost her a qualification to State. Also in sprints, Alijah Carpenter has improved her 100 and 200 meter times and has been part of state qualifying 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams the last three years. Carpenter is likely to attend and run at Kentucky State according to Robinson. Converted soccer player Hannah Schroeder is second only to Maryn Lowry in the 800 and was one of the 12 fastest freshmen in the race in the state for 2012. She finished fifth at districts last season. In the field events, district and regional discus champion Chelsea Carpenter returns. She holds school records in the discus and shot put and was district runner-up and fifth at regionals in the shot. The Lady Eagles will also be helped by some fresh faces. Junior and out-of-state transfer Niyah Jackson sprints, hurdles and jumps and freshman Amira Davis will add to the Walnut quickness. Other starters back for the Lady Eagles are Dominique

Walnut Hills senior Maryn Lowry returns this spring as a three-time district and league champion in the 800 meters. THANKS TO BOB MCAULIFFE

Jones, Raven Young and Kaia Amoah.

Walnut Hills boys

Coach Bill Valenzano’s Eagles were fifth at the Fort Ancient Valley Conference meet last spring and the fifth-year coach returns six starters from that squad. Leading the Eagles is junior thrower Ellery Lassiter who was FAVC co-Athlete of the Year in 2012 with Anderson distance runner Nick Vogele. Lassiter was league champion in the discus at 153’ 2” and second in the shot put at 48’1.75” behind teammate D’Avon Adkins. Senior Adkins is also back to boost the Eagles field points. Junior Amani Russell returns after finishing as second team FAVC in the 400 meters. Russell was second at the league meet in the 400 and fourth in the 200. Senior Kessashun Arther will also contribute in sprints. In hurdles, FAVC second teamer Stephan Akanbi is back after finishing second in the 110 high hurdles and third in 300 intermediates as a sophomore. Senior Jonathan Avant will also be leaping over the barricades.


Cincinnati Country Day coach Howard Brownstein moves from earning his 500th career basketball victory to entering his 27th season coaching track. CCD should be strong in sprint events with the return of Brian Burnett and Trent Babb, while Edwin Sam should score in the hurdle events. Burnett (long jump) and Babb (high jump) will also be contributors in field events. Graduation has also left

some holes on the girls roster, with sprinter/long jumper Erika Armstead now competing at Ohio University. Both were part of the 4x100 relay that qualified for state. Junior Sydney Menifee, who was on the state qualifying 4x100 relay with Armstead and another grad, Dorian Bell, will be counted on to pick up the pace. “She is a very good sprinter and it is time for her to step up and take the lead,” girls coach Steve Conner said by email. Conner and company will also look to sophomore Mariah Boyd, who ran on the regional qualifying 4x200 relay to fill more roles, while freshman Haven Watson could make an impact in sprint events, as well as the long jump. The Lady Indians may be strongest in distance events, with sophomore Kira Hughes set to return. Junior Paige Bennett will look to build off her regional performance in the 800, when she ran the second fastest time in school history (2:22.02).

Clark Montessori

Nia Williams takes over a Cougar track program that saw the girls finish fifth in the Miami Valley Conference and the boys sixth. The Clark girls return four starters including premier soccer players Jayla and Jacklyn Watson who are sophomores. Christian Wright and Madison Williams are also back. The Clark boys are led by sophomore Ian Turner who placed third at the state meet in the 100 meters in 2012. He could be chasing more records this spring along with senior long

Jeff Timmers enters his 15th season coaching in charge of the boys, while girls coach Emily Tyminski begins her first year as head coach of the girls. The boys return after losing the league championship by 0.3 seconds in the 4x400 relay, according to Timmers. But this year, Timmers and company will rely on freshmen on the track and in the field, as the Warriors should be a betterrounded squad. According to the Mariemont athletics website, senior Nate Kuck, who is the reigning CHL Runner of the Year will be back after taking first-team recognition in the 800- and 1,600 meter races. The girls return with just one senior and will rely on sophomores and freshmen for scoring opportunities. Sophomore Meagan Turner is listed as a returnee, after she earned CHL honorable mention in the 100-meter dash in 2012.

Seven Hills

The Stingers return looking to make waves in the Miami Valley Conference. The girls should be strong in the long jump, with sophomore Alayna Choo returning this season. As a freshman, Choo qualified for the Division III regional meet and placed 10th. Sarah Williamson should also be one to watch in the high jump. As a junior, Williamson was second at the MVC Championships and cleared 4 feet, 7 inches. Senior Laura Gonzalez should also help in distance events after qualifying for the state cross country championships last fall. The boys enter the 2013 campaign with no seniors on the roster. Instead the squad will rely on a nucleus of sophomores and juniors. Sophomore Matt Saporito is expected to return in middledistance events, while classmate Dan Sauers set a personal record in the 200-meter dash at

last year’s district meet. Junior Kevin Cole (distance) and Jeff Maggio (400) also bring varsity experience to the table.


The girls of Summit Country Day return after capturing the program’s first league title last season. The Lady Knights should be favorites to repeat with the return of Esther Gault (long jump, hurdles, high jump), Sheila Eustace (shot, long jump), Ellie Adams (distance), Sophie Adams (distance) Emily Ray (middle/ distance) and Nora Lakes (middle/distance). The boys are still seeking their first title, and will have to knock off North College Hill and Cincinnati Country Day to accomplish the feat. Ones to watch include Warren Hills (sprints, mid-distance), Patrick Schiess (hurdles, sprints), Mason Moore (middle/distance), Chris Gallagher (middle/distance), Dale Lakes (hurdles, distance), Conner Shaw (distance) and Grady Stuckman (distance).


Eighth-year coach and athletic director Darren Braddix returns another group of Withrow girls who won the Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference title last season. Thrower D’Monami Gardner and sprinter Jade Loveless shared Athlete of the Year honors. Gardner and Loveless have moved on, but the Lady Tigers always have talent and return seniors Ayanna Moseley and Lonisha Hill, along with junior Arbira Williams. Xasha Cohen and Adriana Williams will add to the Withrow talent pool. Brock Rutlege heads up Withrow’s boys and also took Coach of the Year in the CMAC with a first-place squad. Departed senior Filimon Araya shared Athlete of the Year with Aiken’s Kionte Earley. Aaron Murray, Devin Weems, Abdoulaye Ball, Nick Isaacs, Justice Peyton, Anthony Hatcher, Terry Jackson, James Walker, Savoy Carpenter and Braxton Combs all earned various all-league honors for the Tigers last season. Starters returning are Weems, Murray, Ball, Underwood, Walker, John Fields, Daniel Ware and Demond Daniels.


Sportsman: Game on

The fifth-annual Community Press and Recorder Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Award nomination period for the 2013 award is now open, running Wednesday, April 3, though Wednesday, April 17. Go to Click on the Sportsman of the Year icon to get to the nomination forms. The sports staff seeks starting, stand-out athletes of great character and strong academic standing to represent each newspaper as its Sportsman or Sportswoman of the Year. Readers will nominate these junior or senior athletes via, names that will be verified through the school as meeting the criteria and placed on ballots for the public’s vote. Readers can vote once a day for their favorite athlete. Winners for 2013 will receive two Reds tickets courtesy of the Cincinnati Reds, a certificate and a story to be published in a late June edition.

the win and struck out eight. Junior Jordan Terry drove in two runs with a double. » Senior Sam Fossett was 2-4 with two RBIs and sophomore Cameron Alldred was 2-5 with three RBIs, while also earning a win on the mound as CCD beat Purcell Marian, 10-9, April 2. On April 4, CCD beat Lockland 15-3. Sophomore Austin Richey struck out 10.

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» Summit beat Wyoming, 4-0, behind an eight-strikeout effort from left-hander Tommy Crowl, March 30. On April 4, Crowl picked up his second win hurling at the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlanda, Fla., as the Knights beat Fenwick (Ill.) 2-1. Doug Compton went 2-3 with a double and an RBI. » At the Reds Futures High School Showcase on March 30, Walnut Hills defeated Taylor 7-2 behind senior pitcher Jake Desch. Senior Tom Rohlfer and junior Mike Seliga were both 2-4 with a double. » Purcell Marian won their


Senior Diamond Hall watches the pitcher on the basepaths for Withrow April 4 at Deer Park. SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS

Reds Futures High School Showcase game March 30 with Riverview East, 9-1. Junior Alex Bernhard got the victory on the mound. » At the Reds Futures Showcase at Brandon Phillips Field, Clark Montessori beat Winton Woods 6-1on April 2. Sophomore Mike Rowe struck out seven and got the win. Sophomore Paris Hill Jr. had two hits and stole two bases. Clark beat Seven Hills 10-1 on April 4. Senior Sam Johnson got

» Walnut Hills defeated Withrow 5-3 on April 3 as freshman pitcher Krijn Schwartz struck out 17 and was 4-4 with a triple, homer and three runs batted in. » St. Ursula beat Northwest 15-4 April 4. Lydia Spade was 3-4 with a double and three RBIs. Sydney Priest was 3-4.

Boys track

» Summit’s Mason Moore won the 1,600 meters at the La Salle Legends Meet March 30 at La Salle High School.

Girls track

» Summit’s Ellie Adams won the 3,200 meters at the La Salle Legends Meet March 30. » At the Skyline Relays April

4, St. Ursula took first in the 4x1600.

Girls lacrosse

» St. Ursula beat Ursuline, 17-16, April 4. Liza Stanislaw scored six goals.


» CCD beat CHCA, 4-1, April 4. Patrick Wildman, Michael Barton and Chase Tholke won at singles. » Seven Hills beat CHCA, 4-1, April 2. John Larkin, Henry Head and Stafsky earned wins at singles. On April 3, the Stingers beat Mariemont 5-0. Larkin, Head and Sam Ellis won at singles.


» St. Xavier opened its season with a win over Carroll, April 2. The Bombers triumphed 25-10, 25-16, 25-11.

Catching up with college athletes

» Paige Hoff of Walnut Hills was 3-4 for UC-Clermont as they defeated Miami-Middletown in softball on April 2. Paige’s sister, Rachel is also on the team.



Editor: Eric Spangler,, 576-8251




Immigration must benefit America Compared to many countries on this earth, the United States is a young nation with a relatively short history. Only the Native Americans can claim a presence in this land that may reach into prehistory. The story of this nation is in large measure a recent history of immigrants, one that is closely tied to cycles of modern economic boom and bust and the corresponding need for labor. This nation was never hesitated to harness labor from abroad, a practice that sadly at one time included the importation of involuntary

workers or slaves. In the beginning of the nation, there was no immigration law, but now, some Charleston 300 years latC.K. Wang er, the buzz to COMMUNITY PRESS how to repair a GUEST COLUMNIST “broken” immigration system. People appear rather divided on how this can be done. Like the Gordian knot, a solution is at hand – because American immigration law today is Federal law, any re-

form must be made by Congress in the best interest of, and for the nation. The national interest ideally must be for the economic well being of the United States in the long run. Of course. given the quick pace of change in the world, the long run is not a matter of centuries, but it should not be the short election life-cycles of our politicians. Perhaps 10 to 20 years is a good target to aim for. This range is based on the fact that Social Security is projected to run out of funds to maintain full benefits in 2033 and Medicare even earlier in 2024. The reason is the

aging of Americans who are alive today and our low birth rate. To keep the promise of financial and medical security for those who are currently working and paying for the care of those already retired, there is a national interest in replenishing the supply of workers to replace and support those who have retired. This should therefore be the logical goal of current and future efforts at reforming the national immigration system. Adult immigrants come ready and willing to work at all skill levels and ideally the

future immigration law of the United States should flexibly permit the employer to specify, through the market forces of supply and demand, the mix of skill sets that are optimal for the national economy. However, in addition to this pragmatic economic focus, our immigration policy must also simultaneosly be sensitive to that foremost need common to all humanity, the natural desire for family unity.

Charleston C. K. Wang. He is a Cincinnati attorney practicing immigration and nationality law.

Current GOP leaders must leave party

I’m registered as a Republican; so, I received a questionnaire from the RNC asking what they could do to improve their electoral chances. The following was my reply. You lost the last election because of your fundamentalist beliefs. Those who are inflexible break. You will never win a national election with such claustrophobic views. You actually believe your wives and daughters should die rather than have a therapeutic abortion. You believe your wives and daughters should not have equal pay for equal work, and that they should never use birth control. I would not wish to be a member of your personal fam-

ilies. I do not share many of your beliefs; and, the skinheads, anarchists, and religious freaks in the tea party are James not to be beBaker COMMUNITY PRESS lieved. The 47 perGUEST COLUMNIST cent of the electorate that you hate; are the old, those on Social Security and Medicare, gay, women, and generally anyone who is not a ‘New Republican’ (a believer). You still do not understand why this happened, or you would not have to ask these questions. Your proposed budget is a

fraud on the citizens. The real debt is $222 trillion, not $16/17 trillion; just plug "$222 trillion" into Google and read. The Democrat, Dr. Laurence Kotlikoff, professor of economics at Boston University, is way ahead of you on this issue. You refuse to do your homework and recognize the facts. You need to acknowledge all that we have promised to pay and all that will become revenue to pay for it. Then you need to negotiate a budget that does not ruin the safety nets, but eliminates the debt over 30 years. If you want to pare Medicare why not start by negotiating drug prices for Medicare Part D? You cannot do this

because you have made promises to drug companies in exchange for contributions. Medicare Plus is a needless extra cost to the taxpayers. Do better convicting those who defraud the system. The voters know that you want them to pay your bills. Examples would be the tax breaks for executive jets, boats, expensive cars, corporate retreats, and gifts to politicians. Others would be your lavish travel and entertainment expenses, often paid for by "others.” I personally know the pilot who flew a governor several places at no expense to him. You have not won a war since WWII. You go to war so

that your sponsors will pick up large government contracts. Colin Powell’s presentation had too many graphics that did not include any factual photos to justify the invasion. You invaded with men and equipment that were not prepared to go. Read “The Art of War.” It is online. You violated every principal of warfare. How do you win back seats in Congress and have a shot at the presidency? You can’t, we know you and what you believe. The only chance the Republican Party has is if the current leadership leaves politics.

along the inner rapid stops, but at the terminal ends and at the junction between two lines there is a lot. People drive from beyond the end of the line, and take the rapid the rest of the way in. “For sports events there are special dedicated cars which creates a real party atmosphere. Carefully developed this is affordable and effective public transport. “The Sawyer Point/Mariemont line already has track, and stations, and parking lots, some of which needs to be rehabilitated. Once we prove the effectiveness of that, we can talk about the Blue Ash line which needs to have a right-of-way re-created.”

not so much getting to the station as it is where the train is going to drop me off. If it's in close proximity of my destination, then I may take a ride !!!”

James Baker is a 36-year resident of Indian Hill.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question Planners expect people to drive or take a bus to one of the stations along a proposed commuter rail line from downtown Cincinnati to Milford. Would you ride a commuter train to downtown for work or a Reds or Bengals game if you had to drive or take a bus to get to a train station? Why or why not?

“Let's get the intelligencechallenged 'planners' to install streetcars to the commuter train ... problem solved!” J.G.

“Sorry, but I can't help observing that this seems like a totally stupid idea (driving or taking a bus to a commuter rail line station on the route from Cincinnati to Milford). “Before I retired, there was a time when I worked in the Chiquita Center downtown, and on many occasions I took a Metro bus from Anderson Township downtown since I really didn't need my car during the day. That worked fine for me. But this proposal is nothing like that. “We still have the Metro buses running that route I took years ago, and I'm sure Metro has other buses from different locations going downtown. Why wouldn't that work? Do we really need a commuter rail line?” Bill B.

“It takes me about 25 minutes to drive to downtown and most of the time I park for free near P&G if it is in the evening or on the weekend. It might take another 10 minutes to walk to the stadium. “So why would I drive10 minutes to catch transportation, wait at least 10 minutes for it to

NEXT QUESTION A federal judge ruled April 5 that age restrictions on overthe-counter sales of the morning-after pill must end within 30 days. Should there be age restrictions on the morning-after pill? Why or why not? Every week we ask readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line.

arrive and travel for at least 40 minutes to get downtown. Public transportation is usually much slower than driving because it stops to pick up others. “Commuting to work would avoid the traffic and presumably the cost of parking as well as giving me time to work or read on the public transit. I think I would use it for work but not at other times. I have used the bus for the Cincinnati Wine Festival to avoid DUI issues.” F.S.D.

“Anytime I can hop on public transportation to attend a large event downtown I will do that. I have been on rail systems in other cities and the speed and smooth ride makes the commute enjoyable. “Event parking pricing downtown is outrageous, and spending $20 to park blocks from any sports venue in some gravel, weeded lot is a crime.” O.R.

“I would ride a commuter train to downtown for work or to go down on the weekends for entertainment of a ball game. “Driving a short distance to the train station would not be a



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problem, as long as the parking was secure or not in some really bad section of town. “Trains in cities like Chicago or New York connect the outlying areas to the downtowns and are typically efficient and would allow me to avoid the traffic jams of ball games, plus I could read or do something else, other than road raging all the way downtown. “I think it would be a better investment than the current street car proposal as far as spurring economic development both along the line and in the downtown. I.P.

“If planners are serious about encouraging people to ride the train there are many things they can learn from Europe. “For example, I know of one city where having a theatre ticket entitles you to ride the train free and parking at the station is free. “This becomes a 'no brain' decision provided the train service is frequent enough.” D.R.

“Where I live, it would not make sense (west side of Hyde Park). But the most sensible light rail path for Cincinnati to develop first is from Sawyer Point to Mariemont, or beyond (I think the tracks go to Milford). “That would re-establish a line which bears a lot of resemblance to the Shaker Rapid in Cleveland, which runs through one of the most prosperous communities in the United States to the heart of downtown Cleveland. “There is limited parking


“Yes I would! The cost of the rail ticket would be much less than the cost of driving and parking downtown. Plus no traffic jams or navigating hadarous road conditions. Most commuter parking lots are free or available reasonably by the day, week, or month. “My daughter lives in Chicago and it is a pleasure to use their mass transit system. All of the great cities have rail.” J.H.


“Being raised going to Wrigley Field via the L-train I have a bias toward the advantages of mass transportation. When you factored in time (the L being faster) and the savings when comparing a relatively cheap mode of transport vs. exorbitant parking there was no question about which way to go. “That being said, with the lack of good mass transit in this region the smartest way is to load the car, split the parking fees and hoof the several blocks to one of the events. I would like to get back to letting someone else drive, but the time is not now.” “Driving to the train station and parking in order to board the train would not be a problem for me. That's the way it works in the San Francisco Bay Area, Long Island and South Florida. “The probability of me riding that train is not high since access to downtown via Route 50 is rarely a problem. My concern is

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hearts to Stepping Stones


ore than 240 guests dined on filet mignon and roasted grouper as they celebrated an early Valentine at the annual Open Your Heart dinner and fundraiser for Stepping Stones. The evening at Eddie Merlot’s in Montgomery was the kick-off event for Stepping Stones’ 50th anniversary year. The United Way agency partner has been serving people with disabilities since 1963. Fireplaces were blazing as guests arrived, greeted by servers offering hors d’oeuvres and wine. Guests bought camperships as special Valentine gifts and were captivated by a display and sale of step stools decorated by participants in the Stepping Stones adult program. Each step stool included a card introducing the program participant who painted and decorated that stool. Event co-chairs were Lisa Diedrichs of Columbia Tusculum and Anne Gilday of Clifton.

Anne Davies of Terrace Park was host and hostess chair. The evening featured romantic raffles of his and her bicycles from Montgomery Cyclery, a painting by Cincinnati artist Leslie Birckhead, a Chicago get-away on the Ultimate Air Shuttle, and a Date Night including a $500 gift certificate from Krombholz Jewelers and a $200 gift card from Eddie Merlot. Stepping Stones Board President John McIlwraith was greeted with applause when he announced the raffle winners and found his name on the list – the proud winner of the bicycles. Open Your Heart raised more than $60,000 for programs including summer day and overnight camps, year-round adult programs, respites, an alternative education program for students with autism and extreme behavior challenges, and Saturday programs providing extracurricular activities for children and young adults.

Sue and Steve Baggott, at left, from Blue Ash, win a painting at the Open Your Heart Dinner. They are with Cheri and Jeff Weedman of Indian Hill. THANKS TO PEGGY KREIMER

Judy Kelp of Montgomery and Mimi McMullen of Symmes Township buy raffle tickets near the Eddie Merlot bar. THANKS TO PEGGY KREIMER

Nancy Cooper of Indian Hill, Carolyn Williams of South Lebanon and Mary McGraw of Indian Hill enjoy one another's company during the cocktail hour. THANKS TO PEGGY KREIMER From left, longtime Stepping Stones supporters Gail Fischer of Indian Hill, Tina Hesser of Terrace Park, Fred Fischer of Indian Hill and Bo Hesser of Terrace Park attend the Open Your Heart Dinner.

Rich and Susan Dineen of Montgomery warm up at one of the fireplaces during the Open Heart Dinner. THANKS TO PEGGY KREIMER Indian Hill residents Gina Berry, Doug Hynden and Mark Berry gather at the Open Your Heart Dinner for Stepping Stones.


Stepping Stones board President John McIlwraith announces raffle winners. THANKS TO PEGGY KREIMER


Open Your Heart co-chairwomen Lisa Diedrichs, left, of Columbia Tusculum, and Anne Gilday of Clifton warm up by the fire at the event. THANKS TO PEGGY KREIMER


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, APRIL 11 Art Exhibits Andrew Smith Collection, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 5729 Dragon Way, Works by F. Duveneck, B. Wessel, H. Wessel, H. Mosler, T. C. Lindsay, C. S. Kaelin, F. Myers, P. Ashbrook and others. Benefits Duveneck Association. Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax. Charley Harper, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 3668 Erie Ave., Harper’s original handsigned lithographs. Through April 13. 871-5604; Hyde Park. The Art of Patrick Romelli, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Greenwich House Gallery, 2124 Madison Road, Exhibition of recent paintings of Cincinnati cityscapes. Through April 13. 871-8787; O’Bryonville. Empire Falling, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 2005 1/2 Madison Road, New photographs by Elena Dorfman focusing on abandoned, working and re-purposed rock quarries in the Midwest. Through May 11. 321-5200; O’Bryonville. The Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati’s 120th Juried Exhibition, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. Works by various artists. Through April 21. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Drink Tastings Redhook Audible Beer Tasting, 6-8 p.m., Remke-bigg’s, 3872 Paxton Ave., Redhook Audible, Redhook Longhammer IPA, Redhook ESB, Redhook Mudslinger Brown Ale and Omission Gluten Free Lager. Free Redhook glass to first 48 people at tasting. $5, includes five beer tastes and snacks from deli. Presented by Remke-bigg’s Hyde Park. 619-5454. Oakley. Oolong Tea Tasting, 6:30-8 p.m., Essencha Tea House, 3212 Madison Road, Explore world of Chinese and Taiwanese oolongs, from production to preparation. Food included to complement interactive tasting. $17. Reservations required. 533-4832; Oakley.

Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party, 6-7 p.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, 4865 Duck Creek Road, Classes incorporate variety of dance styles, including jazz, hip-hop, Latin, jive and more danced to popular music. $10. Presented by Cardio Dance Party. 617-9498; Madisonville. Zumba Gold Class, 9-10 a.m., Hyde Park Center for Older Adults, 2800 Erie Ave., Lowimpact and lower intensity than regular Zumba, with less stress on joints and muscles. For seniors. $30 for 10 classes. 3216816. Hyde Park.

Health / Wellness Benefits of Acupuncture, 6:30 p.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Grandin Room. Discussion on how acupuncture helps digestive disorders, sinusitis, asthma, headaches, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, low back pain, sciatica, osteoarthritis and more. Ages 21 and up. Free. Reservations required. 527-4000. Fairfax.

Literary - Bookstores Amazing Amy’s Junior Writing Club, 4-4:30 p.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, With Amy Dean, certified teacher and writing instructor. Writing workshop with emphasis on nurturing skill development and encouraging budding imaginations to bloom. Ages 4-7. $5. Reservations required. 731-2665. Oakley.

Music - Concerts Richard Thompson Electric Trio, 8 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Doors open 7 p.m. British singersongwriter and guitarist. $35 main floor, $30 balcony. Presented by JBM Promotions Inc. 731-8000; Oakley.

FRIDAY, APRIL 12 Art Exhibits Andrew Smith Collection, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax.

731-2665; Oakley.

Charley Harper, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 871-5604; Hyde Park. The Art of Patrick Romelli, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Greenwich House Gallery, 871-8787; O’Bryonville. Empire Falling, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 321-5200; O’Bryonville. The Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati’s 120th Juried Exhibition, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 2723700; Mariemont.

Music - Classical Organ Concert Series, 4 p.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Sanctuary. With Janette Fishell, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University professor. Meet the artist after performance at reception. Doors open 3 p.m. Free, donations accepted. 871-1345; Hyde Park.

Nature Amphibian Exploration Station, 1-3 p.m., Woodland Mound, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

Business Classes Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. Through Dec. 27. 474-3100; Anderson Township.

Business Seminars Use of the iPad in Your Legal Practice, 4-5:30 p.m., Hyde Park Golf and Country Club, 3740 Erie Ave., Intended to expose attorneys to variety of applications in legal categories available and reviews from other attorneys and industry experts. Demonstration on use of tools and real-life examples of using iPad in day-to-day situations. $25. Reservations recommended. Presented by LawBizCOO. 315-5750. Hyde Park.

Dining Events MARIELDERS Senior Center Spaghetti Dinner, 5-8 p.m., Fairfax Village Hall, 5903 Hawthorne Ave., Spaghetti, meatballs, bread, salad and dessert. Music by DJ, face painting and basket raffle. $7, $3. 50 children. Presented by MARIELDERS, INC. 271-5588. Fairfax.

Drink Tastings Friday Night Tasting: Cincinnati Wine Festival Medal Winners, 6-8 p.m., The Wine Merchant, 3972 Edwards Road, Taste eight white and red wines that earned medals by a direct, blind comparison from festival. Light appetizers and assortment of cheese and French baguettes. Ages 21 and up. $20. Reservations required. 731-1515; Oakley.

Literary - Story Times Gymboree Story and Play Time, 10:30-11 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Friends from Gymboree make stories come alive with songs, movement activities and parachute play. Free. Registration required. 731-2665. Oakley.

Music - Blues Boogie, Brews and Blues, 8 p.m., Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave., Doors open 6 p.m. Music by the Juice and Leroy Ellington Blues Band. Headliner is G. Miles and the Hitmen. $12, $8 advance. 871-6789; Mount Lookout.

Nature Peeper Prowl, 7 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Registration required online by April 11. Search for one of the loudest, yet smallest, amphibians, the spring peeper. Bring a flashlight and waterproof footwear. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

On Stage - Theater Murdered to Death, 8 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, This hilarious spoof of the best of Agatha Christie traditions is set in a country manor house in the 1930s, with an assembled cast of characters guaranteed to delight . $15; $13 Students, Seniors, and Active Military. Presented by Beechmont Players. 233-2468; Anderson Township.

Religious - Community Feeling Good, 7-9 p.m., Healing Offices, 2723 Markbreit Ave., Front meeting space. Time to pause, rest and regroup. Discover your inner wealth with simple, powerful tools and practical spiritual wisdom for feeling more joyous and at peace with life. Experiential activities, guided meditations, discussion,

On Stage - Theater Saturday, April 13, marks the fourth year for the FAB Affair, which raises money to fund educational and extracurricular programs for Mariemont City School District teachers and students by bringing together the entire district and raising funds for the Mariemont Foundation, the Mariemont Arts Association and the Mariemont Boosters. This year's event, scheduled for 7 p.m. to midnight, will be at The Redmoor in Mt. Lookout and will feature the band Johnny Clueless. To buy tickets or for information, go online to Pictured are Rick and Julie Koelher and Kelli Neville of Terrace Park enjoying last year's event. THANKS TO JOSEPHINE MCKENRICK music, poetry and more. Ages 18 and up. Good will donation requested. Presented by Pathwork of Cincinnati. Through Dec. 13. 293-1038; Oakley.

SATURDAY, APRIL 13 Art & Craft Classes Glass Blowing Demonstrations, Noon-1 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Families invited to watch team of artists blow and form objects out of molten glass. Free. Presented by ArtsWave. 321-0206; Oakley.

Art Events Celebration of Spring, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Indigenous, 2010 Madison Road, Meet Melissa Legg-Bracken, creator of adorable plush critters. Also meet Martha Enriquez with her baby goats. Celebrate warmer weather, colors bursting, birds chirping and artists creating. Free. 3213750; O’Bryonville.

Art Exhibits Andrew Smith Collection, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax. Charley Harper, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 871-5604; Hyde Park. The Art of Patrick Romelli, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Greenwich House Gallery, 871-8787; O’Bryonville. Empire Falling, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 321-5200; O’Bryonville. The Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati’s 120th Juried Exhibition, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 2723700; Mariemont.

Benefits Anderson Orchestra Boosters Shred Event, 9 a.m.-noon, 8 Mile and Clough Crossing, 8 Mile Road and Clough Pike, Rain or shine. Shred old credit card bills, old checks, personal papers that contain account numbers or Social Security numbers, medical bills, junk mail, etc. Staples/ paperclips OK. No binder clips, binders or other metal objects. Donations benefit Anderson Orchestra students. $10-$40 suggested donation. Presented by Anderson Orchestra Boosters. 703-9232. Anderson Township. Cancer Benefit for Daniel Bailey, 7-11 p.m., American Legion Mount Washington Post 484, 1837 Sutton Ave., Daniel Bailey has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. His treatment plan is costly and resources are limited. He has undergone five surgeries. Event to raise funds to help with medical treatment for Danny as he begins chemo. Entertainment, split-the-pot, bid ‘n’ buy and raffle. Light appetizers served. $15. Presented by Dollars for Danny. 254-6560; Mount Washington.

Community Dance 30+ Catholic Singles Spring Dance, 7:30 p.m.-midnight, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., IHM Cafeteria. Music by Chuck Brisbin and the Tuna Project.

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Includes two non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. Beer and wine sold separately. $15. Presented by 30+Catholic Singles. 846-8189; Anderson Township.

Drink Tastings Saturday Premium Wine Flight: Staff Selections, Noon-5 p.m., The Wine Merchant, 3972 Edwards Road, Compare four premium red blends chosen by staff. Sit-down flight of four wines poured for you upon arrival. Ages 21 and up. $15. Reservations required. 731-1515; Oakley.

Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party, 10-11 a.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; Madisonville. Zumba Fitness, 10-11 a.m., Mount Washington Recreation Center, 1715 Beacon St., Latinbased fitness class. $6. 218-3474. Mount Washington.

Home & Garden Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 3295 Turpin Lane, Hamilton County residents can drop off yard trimmings for free. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7734; Newtown.

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

474-0005; Anderson Township.

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

Volunteer Events Great American Cleanup Day, 9 a.m.-noon, Johnson Hills Park, 7950 Bridle Road, Spend morning working on projects park. Great way to earn high school or community service hours. All supplies, drinks and free lunch provided by Chick-fil-A. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4513. Anderson Township.

SUNDAY, APRIL 14 Art Events Celebration of Spring, Noon-5 p.m., Indigenous, Meet Larry Watson, local potter who has been creating fine porcelain ceramics for over 25 years. Also meet Ashley Scribner, who creates graphic paintings using road maps and local newspapers. Free. 321-3750; O’Bryonville.

Art Exhibits The Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati’s 120th Juried Exhibition, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 2723700; Mariemont.


Unscheduled Flight, 8 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, With Into the Looking Glass. Doors open 7 p.m. Local group performing west coast blues, R&B and jazz. $10. 731-8000; Oakley.

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


Exercise Classes

Amphibian Exploration Station, 1-3 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Hands-on exploration of amphibians found in Ohio. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

Cardio Kick Boxing, 6-7 p.m., ATA Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, 8510 Beechmont Ave., Led by George Sizemore, fourthdegree black belt and co-owner of ATA Black Belt Academy. Family friendly. $5. 652-0286; Anderson Township.

Music - Concerts

On Stage - Theater Murdered to Death, 8 p.m., Anderson Center, $15; $13 Students, Seniors, and Active Military. 233-2468; Anderson Township.

Pets Pet Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., Peppermint Pig, 8255 Beechmont Ave., Cats and dogs available for adoption. Through Dec. 28.

Home & Garden Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, Free. 946-7734; Newtown.

Literary - Signings Loren Long, 2-3 p.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Best-selling author and illustrator discusses and signs “Otis and the Puppy.”

Murdered to Death, 3 p.m., Anderson Center, $15; $13 Students, Seniors, and Active Military. 233-2468; Anderson Township.

Special Events Summerfair Poster Unveiling, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., JosephBeth Booksellers-Rookwood, 2692 Madison Road, Winning design to be used as event’s marketing centerpiece. Winning artists on hand signing posters for patrons. Benefits Summerfair Cincinnati. Free. Presented by Summerfair Cincinnati Inc. 531-0050; Norwood.

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

MONDAY, APRIL 15 Art Exhibits Andrew Smith Collection, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax.

Auditions My Name is Rumpelstiltskin, 7 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Bring resume, known conflicts for the period May through August 10; headshot not necessary but welcome. Free. Presented by Beechmont Players. Through April 16. 2311620; Anderson Township.

Literary - Bookstores Amazing Amy’s Writing Club, 4-5 p.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, With Amy Dean, certified teacher and writing instructor. Writing workshop with emphasis on nurturing creativity, skill development and fun. Themes change weekly. Ages 8-12. $8. Reservations required. 731-2665. Oakley.

Literary - Story Times Make a Mess at the Manatee, 10-10:30 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, With Ms. Kelli. Listen to book and participate in an art-making activity with your child. Ages 2-4. $5. Reservations required. 731-2665. Oakley.

TUESDAY, APRIL 16 Art Exhibits Andrew Smith Collection, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax. Empire Falling, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 321-5200; O’Bryonville.

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



Yummy white chili, corn bread recipes

Jamie Carmody’s white chicken chili

I have made this myself and have used chicken thighs and yellow onion, with good results. The zucchini not only makes the chili appealing, looks-wise, it adds extra nutrition. Zucchini has vitamin A, found mostly in the skin, for eye health, along with potassium for heart and muscle health. 2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, chopped into spoon-sized pieces 2 14.5 oz. cans great northern beans, drained 1 medium white onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp. chili powder 1 tsp. cumin 1 quart chicken broth 1 zucchini, small diced (optional)

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browned. If using, add the zucchini and cook 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic, cook for 1 minute then add the chicken and beans and stir. Add the seasonings, salt and pepper, stir and then add the chicken broth. Simmer over medium heat for 30 minutes. Serve with cornbread.

Cheesy cornbread Serves 8

2 tbsp. vegetable oil or bacon grease 1 cup yellow cornmeal 1 tbsp. all purpose flour 11⁄2tsp. baking powder 1 ⁄4 tsp. baking soda 1 ⁄4tsp. salt 1 cup buttermilk 1 large egg 1 cup colby jack, shredded (or any favorite) 1 pinch red chili flakes

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Heat oil or grease in a 8-inch cast iron skillet or muffin pan for 5 minutes by placing it in oven while the oven is warming. Combine cornmeal, flour, baking

powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the buttermilk and egg. Add the wet to the dry ingredients, stirring to combine. Add in the cheese and chili flakes and stir to combine. Pour into the hot skillet. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden, and slightly crunchy on top. Cool slightly and cut into 8 wedges.

Ham, turkey and cheese stromboli

I’ve gotten several requests for recipes to use that leftover ham. This is such a tasty recipe that it’s worth going to the deli if you don’t have ham and turkey in the refrigerator. 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed Dijon mustard 1 egg mixed with 1 tablespoon water 1 ⁄2pound thinly sliced ham 1 ⁄2pound thinly sliced turkey 1 generous cup shredded cheddar or Swiss cheese

lightly floured surface. Roll into a 16-inch by 12-inch rectangle. With short side facing you, brush lightly with mustard, then layer meats on bottom half of pastry to within 1 inch of edge. Sprinkle with cheese. Starting at short side, roll up like jelly roll. Place seam side down onto sprayed baking sheet. Tuck ends under to seal. Brush with egg mixture. Bake about 25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from baking sheet and cool on rack about 10 minutes before serving.

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Get second opinion of all furnace repairs Some area homeowners are questioning if the new furnace they bought was really necessary. They bought it after being told their old furnace was dangerous and needed to be fixed or replaced. Many, like Sally Harrison, spent thousands of dollars on new furnaces. Last December Harrison was getting a routine cleaning for the furnace

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tions in their homes. Based on industry standards, the presence of abnormal splits, cracks or holes in a heat exchanger required that it be replaced. With time, abnormal cracks could allow harmful gases into the home and it’s our obligation to communicate this risk to the customer” The heating contractor acknowledged to me other HVAC companies don’t always agree with their findings. It says federal regulators are now investigating. Bottom line, if someone tells you your furnace is bad and wants to shut it down, immediately contact Duke Energy or another furnace expert and get a second opinion.


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LEGAL NOTICE In accordance with the provisions of State Law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owner and/or manager’s lien of the goods hereinafter described and stored at the Uncle Bob’s Self Storage location(s) listed below. And, due notice having been given, to the owner of said property and all to known parties interest an claim therein, and the time specified in such notice for payment of such having expired, the goods will be sold at public auction at the below stated location (s) to the highest bidder or otherwise disposed of on Monday 4/22/13 at 1PM 2950 Robertson Ave., Cincinnati, Oh 45209 513-631-0290 R Williams Harriet 2001 Hudson Ave 4 Cincinnati, OH 45212 goods, household furniture, boxes 3571 Perry Janet fl 1st Rd Section 45237 OH Cinnti, goods, household boxes, furniture, sporting goods, tools, or appliances, tv’s stereo equip., office equipment/machines, office furniture, cons t r u c t i o n tools/equipment, l a n d s c a p i n g tools/equipment, acrecords/files, count sales samples, other Andreas Curtwright 6211 Englewood Cincinnati, OH 45237 goods, household boxes, furniture, sporting goods, tools, appliances, tv’s or stereo equip. Decckra Nutter 3562 Haven Cincinnati, OH 45220 household goods, furniture, boxes, tools, appliances, tv’s or stereo equip., office furniture 1753931

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DEATHS Hope W. Browne

Hope W. Browne, 88, of Mount Lookout died March 30. Survived by son, Gary Browne; daughters Jennifer (Richard) Dame, Denise (Sonny) Wilhelm and Browne Melissa Witte; grandchildren Will (Paula) Beiser, Steve (Kathleen) Beiser, Sarah Eaton, Katie (Joe) Keuffer and Jon (Kate) Witte; and eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by brother, David Jenkins; and parents Bertram and Dorothy (Metzger) Jenkins. Services will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Memorials to: Hospice of Southwest Ohio, 7625 Camargo Road, Suite 200, Cincinnati, OH 45243.

Vivian H. Wegert

Vivian H. (nee McCright) Wegert, 98, of Madisonville died March 29. Survived by Dan McCright and Katie Alexander. Preceded in death by husband of 72 years, Wilbert F. Wegert; and daughter, Sandra Bootes. Services are private. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.

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Cincinnati Horticultural Society Ladies’ Day event at Kenwood Country Club The Cincinnati Horticultural Society is hosting its sixth annual Cincinnati Flower Show “Ladies’ Day” at Kenwood County Club Tuesday, May 7, featuring a continental breakfast, shopping at the exciting garden related boutiques, preview of River Flora 2014 by Kevin O’Dell, a gourmet luncheon, a great auction and raffle and more shopping. Tickets are $80 each or tables of 10 are $800. An exciting part of Ladies Day will be the “Iron Blooms Challenge.” The morning will feature three landscape designers displaying their unique talents to design and plant two spring garden containers each, but there can be only one winner. You be the judge. The afternoon challenge event will feature three floral designers each creating two centerpieces again using the same plant material. Ladies’ Day co-chairs are Barbara Bushman and Janet R. Huston. The committee includes Marsha Haberer and Amy Power, hostesses; Jeanne Elliot, vendors; Stephanie Sudbrack-Busam, invitations/reservations; Rae Spicer, sponsorships; Julie Singer, volunteers; Michel Keidel, graphic design; Marie Huenefeld, publicity, and Anita Hulefeld, table decorations. Sponsors of this year’s event include Provident

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POLICE REPORTS CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2 Arrests/citations Timothy Kellam, born 1982, assault, 3295 Erie Ave., March 21. Harry Keith, born 1958, assault, 5108 Conway St., March 21. Lance Evans, born 1984, assault, 5615 Madison Road, March 25. Ethel Crider, born 1970, possession of drug paraphernalia, 3626 Eastern Ave., March 26. William B. Briggs, born 1950, possession of drugs, 3626 Eastern Ave., March 26. Lamar McDaniel, born 1975, theft under $300, 4454 Steel Place, March 26. Mecca Bosley, born 1995, possession of drugs, 3030 Erie Ave., March 27. Elaine Tammy Smith, born 1965, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., March 27. Kenny Swain, born 1968, theft under $300, 3601 Columbia Pkwy., March 28. Chris Royce, born 1988, burglary, 2791 Minot Ave., March 29. James Underwood, born 1984, domestic violence, 4101 Homer Ave., March 30. Micheal Goss, born 1988, drug abuse, obstructing official business, possession of drug paraphernalia, 4112 Whetsel Ave., March 30. William A. Kelly, born 1966, forgery, 4825 Marburg Ave., March 31.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated robbery 6114 Montgomery Road, March 24. Assault 1395 Burdett Ave., March 20. 5050 Madison Road, March 21. 6104 Roe St., March 21. 6926 Palmetto St., March 24. Breaking and entering 4625 Red Bank Road, March 21. Burglary 2862 Losantiville Ave., March 21. 6013 Robison Road, March 21. 5560 Dunning Place, March 23. 5634 Macey Ave., March 25. 3321 Woodford Road, March 25. 3209 Menlo Ave., March 26. 2880 Markbreit Ave., March 26. 3895 Isabella Ave., March 26. 4407 Whetsel Ave., March 27. CE-0000549748

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Cincinnati, Capt. Paul Broxterman, District 2 commander, 979-4440 » Columbia Township, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Sgt. Peter Enderle, 683-3444 » Fairfax, Rick Patterson, chief, 271-7250 » Mariemont, Rick Hines, chief, 271-4089 » Terrace Park, Jerry Hayhow, chief, 831-2137 or 825-2280. Criminal damaging/endangering 6104 Roe St., March 21. 5375 Medpace Way, March 22. 3618 Madison Road, March 22. 6926 Palmetto St., March 24. Intimidation 5412 Owasco St., March 26. Sexual imposition Reported on Eastern Ave., March 22. Theft 2488 Madison Road, March 20. 4435 Brownway Ave., March 21. 5818 Madison Road, March 22. 681 Overland Ave., March 22. 4825 Marburg Ave., March 22. 909 Ellison Ave., March 23. 912 Ellison Ave., March 23. 3190 Woodford Road, March 23. 3760 Paxton Ave., March 24. 2862 Madison Road, March 26. 3745 Middlebrook Ave., March 27. 4700 Marburg Ave., March 27. 2365 Madison Road, March 28. 2479 Madison Road, March 28.

COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Levon Robinson, 22, 25 Terndale, drug possession at 5469 Ridge Road, March 16. Rique Robinson, 24, 1425 California, drug possession at 5469 Ridge Road, March 16. Marcus Stone, 21, 3746 Challoe Court, drug possession at 5469 Ridge Road, March 16. Richard Stetson, 44, 2272 Alppine Terrace, operating vehicle intoxicated at I 71, March 16.


Passing bad checks Reported at 3251 Highland Ave., March 8. Theft Reported at 5989 Woodland Lane, March 11.

FAIRFAX Arrests/citations Sarah Dickinson, 25, 3944 Mack Road, driving under suspension, March 13. Crystal Porter, 34, 552 Maple Ave., driving under suspension, March 16. Kenyatta Floyd, 32, 5525 Bufler Lane, driving under suspension, March 17. Antwann Staley, 32, 6017 Clephane, driving under suspension, March 18. Vanessa Carpenter, 32, 751 Circle Ave., theft, March 18. Osharae S. Paul, 26, 6017 Clephane, wrongful entrustment, March 19. Patricia Secor, 54, 3246 Brotherton Road, driving under suspension, March 19. Dante D. Wood, 21, 3427 Tinaview Court, theft, March 19.

Incidents/investigations Theft Merchandise taken from Walmart; $123 at 4000 Red Bank Road, March 18. Employee stole merchandise from Walmart; $346 at 4000 Red Bank Road, March 19. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $17 at 4000 Red Bank Road, March 19.