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Cleanup planned Eastside communities are gearing up for the annual Great American Cleanup. Oakley, Madisonville, Mt. Lookout and Columbia Tusculum will have their cleanups Saturday, April 21. It’s a great event to meet neighbors, said Oakley Community Council member Brandon Reynolds, who is coordinating the Oakley cleanup. Full story, A2

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HYDE PARK — Supporters of the Wasson Way Project hope to spur interest in a rails to trails intiative. The group will sponsor guided walks beginning 10 a.m. Saturdays, May 12 and 19, starting at the railroad tracks near Wasson Road and Marburg Avenue. The 1.5 mile walk will start from Marburg and continue to the Red Bank Road overlook. Full story, A3

Alternate route? Drivers looking to cut through Mariemont may have to find an alternate route later this spring. Village Council recently accepted a report that recommends changing the south side Murray Avenue to a one-way street headed westbound between Settle and Plainville roads. The highest traffic volume is from 4-7 p.m. as vehicles head east from the city of Cincinnati, said Councilman Dennis Wolter. Full story, A3

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Residents on Brownway and Minot avenues have objected to wooden trellises that resident Dan Deters installed for vertical gardens.

Trellis issues now in residents’ hands City determined structures are OK By Forrest Sellers

OAKLEY — The Oakley Community Council will not oppose controversial gardens in the community. Last month several residents expressed their frustration with a number of wooden trellises set up in front of homes on Brownway and Minot avenues. Property owner Dan Deters said he set the trellises up to create a botanical garden which will consist of climbing roses, honeysuckle, clematis and wisteria plants. Deters operates several homes for the developmentally disabled. He said he hopes the garden will have a therapeutic value for the tenants as well as add an aesthetic appeal to the area. During the Oakley Community Council’s recent meeting,

Board President Peter Draugelis said officials with the Cincinnati Department of Planning and Buildings have Draugelis said the trellises are in compliance with city code. “The city has made its determination,” he said. “We feel there needs to be deference to the city.” Deters Draugelis said while council can serve as “a sounding board” for residents with concerns, he said in lieu of the city’s approval it is not council’s place to tell Deters to take the trellises down. Residents have expressed concerns about safety issues associated with the trellises as well as how the trellises look. Minot Avenue resident Laurie Munson, who spoke in opposition of the trellises during the March meeting, said she still be-

Residents concerned about lease lengths

Several Terrace Park residents have asked council to limit short-term rentals in the village after finding this home at 821 Myrtle Ave. on a vacation home rental website. LISA WAKELAND/THE


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Terrace Park to look at rental restrictions By Lisa Wakeland

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lieves the trellises are detrimental. “(This) can’t be good for Oakley,” she said. Oakley resident Dan Poole agreed. “Who would want to buy (property) near these homes,” he inquired, adding the trellises make it look like an ongoing construction project. Deters said once the plants have grown in the trellises will look more attractive. Oakley resident Valarie Jackson said she was willing to wait and see what developed. “Once you see the (plants) it may start to look good,” she said. Deters said the wisteria should start to flower within two years. “I’m just asking people to reserve judgment until the wisteria becomes mature,” he said. Council member Craig Rozen recommended if neighbors continue to have an issue with the trellises they should speak in “a unified voice” to city officials.

The Eastern Corridor project is on the agenda for the next Mt. Lookout Community Council meeting Monday, April 16. Community Council President John Brannock said a project representative will give an update on the Eastern Corridor project, a multimodal transportation plan that aims to improve connectivity between downtown Cincinnati and western Clermont County. “Because of the inability for eastsiders to get to Interstate 71 easily they cut through Mt. Lookout,” Brannock said. “There is a lot of traffic coming up Linwood (Avenue) through the square.” The Eastern Corridor project will help reduce traffic through the neighborhood, and Brannock said that’s why they wanted to give residents an update on the plan. Laura Whitman, a communications representative for the Eastern Corridor, said they’ve been meeting with community

Terrace Park officials are considering a minimum lease time for rental homes in the village. Several residents voiced their concerns at the March council meeting about the home at 821 Myrtle Ave., which was recently listed for short-term leases on the Vacation Rentals by Owner web-

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rental, said Tom Rogowski, who lives next to the property. "It's like having a hotel near us," he said. Rogowski and several other residents at the meeting expressed concern that they did not know who was renting the house at any given time.

Councilman and Committee Chairman Tom Tepe Jr. said this seems to be an isolated incident and the listing as a vacation rental is what caught residents' attention. Tepe said he understands the concerns, but reminded citizens that they have to tread carefully and any legislative action could take months. "It's a slippery slope when you're putting limitations on people's rights to rent a home," he See RENTALS, Page A2


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Eastside communities are ready to spruce up By Forrest Sellers

Eastside communities are gearing up for the annual Great American Cleanup. Oakley, Madisonville, Mt. Lookout and Columbia Tusculum will have their cleanups Saturday, April 21. It’s a great event to meet neighbors, said Oakley Community Council member Brandon Reynolds, who is coordinating the Oakley cleanup.

“It’s (also) good for the community itself,” he said. The Oakley cleanup will be from 9 a.m. to noon.Volunteers should meet in the Square. Reynolds said teams will then be provided with designated areas to clean. In addition to picking up litter, Reynolds said volunteers may also be washing storefront windows and sweeping sidewalks. Board President Peter Draugelis recommended checking to see if the planters could be placed back in


Volunteers help pick up trash and debris from an area park during a previous Great American Cleanup. Several eastside communities will have their cleanups Saturday, April 21. FILE PHOTO

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leaders to discuss the project. “(We will) give a brief update as to where the program stands and answer any questions the community might have,” she said. “We want to start ongoing dialogues with the communities.” The Eastern Corridor project consists of four major components including improvements to the Red Bank Road corridor, relocation of state Route 32, upgrades to the Interstate 275 and state Route 32 interchange near East-

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Road. Columbia Tusculum is also looking to enhance the neighborhood with flowers. “This year we’re focusing our efforts on beautifying the community garden area,” said Columbia Tusgate and the Oasis light rail system. Whitman said they’re incorporating community suggestions into the Red Bank corridor plan and the state Route 32 relocation project is getting under way. Interested residents can visit for more information. A representative from the Red Cross will also give a presentation on how to be ready for natural and weather-related disasters. Brannock said they also will have updates from the police and fire departments, Oakley Recreation Center and upcoming events such as the June 9 community golf outing and the farmers market, which will move to the square this year. The Mt. Lookout Community Council meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 16, in the cafeteria of Cardinal Pacelli School, 922 Ellison Ave. Visit for more details.


culum Community Council member Christine Carli. Participants should meet 9 a.m. at the community garden at the corner of Strafer Street and Columbia Parkway. The Columbia Tusculum cleanup will also include the cul-de-sac on Woodbridge Place near Tusculum Avenue. Refreshments will be provided. Oakley plans to have a get together after their event. Gloves and trash bags

will be available. Reynolds encourages Oakley participants to register in advance via email at Madisonville will have its annual cleanup 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 21. Volunteers will meet at Gaines United Methodist Church, 5707 Madison Road. Mt. Lookout will have its cleanup 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 21. Volunteers should meet in the center parking island in the square.


tential problem," she said. The home was previously listed for weekend and weekly rentals, but Police Chief Gerald Hayhow said it is now listed as a monthly rental for $2,300 per month and is booked through midAugust. The website also says that potential tenants can email the owners for different time lengths. Committee members agreed to research how other similar communities around Ohio deal with rental homes and if those municipalities have minimum time limits for leases. "If we're going to do something like this we need to do it right," Tepe said. Even if village officials enact legislation regarding rental homes Tepe said it may not prohibit this particular home from going back to weekly rentals. The home is owned by Springhouse LLC in Driggs, Idaho, according to the Hamilton County auditors office. The listing website says the owners live in Jackson, Wyo.

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said. "The length of time (for a rental) is going to dictate what we're looking at." Councilman Mark Porst said the simple solution would be to impose a minimum rental length – one, two or even six months – but the challenge is what the village can legally accomplish and what would be enforceable. Resident Susan Austin said she would prefer a sixmonth minimum for rentals in the village. "This is a family community and I don't want people living on my street for one month and then be gone," she said. But not all village officials agreed that six months was the correct length of time. Councilwoman Holly Purcell said she didn't think a weekend or even a weeklong rental was appropriate, but six months might be too much. "If it's too long it can hurt the homeowner, and homes staying vacant is also a po-

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Walks aim to spur interest in bike/hike trail By Forrest Sellers

HYDE PARK — Supporters of the Wasson Way Project hope to spur interest in a rails to trails intiative. The group will sponsor guided walks beginning 10 a.m. Saturdays, May 12 and 19, starting at the railroad tracks near Wasson Road and Marburg Avenue. The 1.5 mile walk will start from Marburg and continue to the Red Bank Road overlook. “(It’s) showing people where we plan to put the bike trail and how we want to connect that to old Red Bank Road,” said Jay Andress, a committee mem-

ber and volunteer with the Wasson Way Project. The proposed Wasson Way Project involves converting 6.5 miles of railroad track into a recreational hiking and biking trail which would extend from the Little Miami Bike Trail in Newtown through the communities of Hyde Park, Oakley, Mariemont and several others. The tracks, which are owned by Norfolk Southern, are currently unused. The group has been in communication with the railroad company, but the company has not agreed to any specific plan. The guided walk will pass through a portion of Ault Park.

Jay Andress, a volunteer for the Wasson Way Project, stands along the railroad tracks at Wasson Road and Hyde Park Avenue. The Wasson Way Project proposes converting 6.5 miles of railroad track into a recreational hiking and biking trail. Guided walks to view locations where the trail will follow are planned for May. FILE PHOTO

“I am 100 percent certain once people walk that section of Wasson Way they will be sold on the project,” he said. The effort already has a number of supporters including Cincinnati City Councilwoman Laure

Quinlivan and members of the Hyde Park Neighborhood Council. Hyde Park Neighborhood Council member Carl Uebelacker said a bike trail such as this can be beneficial to multiple communities.

“I believe the city needs to get behind this project to make it happen,” he said. The group is considering future fundraising efforts. The entire project is budgeted at $6 million. Andress said the group has also had to demonstrate the Wasson Way

Project can coexist with plans for light rail in that particular corridor. “We are in the process of meeting with light rail advocates,” he said. Andress said the walk is part of an ongoing effort to engage the community. “From the very beginning this has been a grass roots effort, and we’ve had tremendous public support,” he said, “We see that as the key to the success of the project.” The group has a new website and also posts updates on Facebook under “Wasson Way Project.” Emails can be sent to

Mariemont may convert Mariemont schools set Murray Ave. to one-way calendar for 2013-2014 By Lisa Wakeland

Drivers looking to cut through Mariemont may have to find an alternate route later this spring. Village Council recently accepted a report that recommends changing the south side Murray Avenue to a one-way street headed westbound between Settle and Plainville roads. The highest traffic volume is from 4-7 p.m. as vehicles head east from the city of Cincinnati, said Councilman and Safety Committee Chairman Dennis Wolter. “When Wooster Pike gets clogged they look for cut-through streets, and Settle (Road) is the first and most convenient for them to get to Plainville (Road) and then up toward Montgomery and Indian Hill,” he said. “Our thinking is that one-way westbound would make it more tedious and hopefully motivate people to stay on (Wooster) Pike.” Murray Avenue is a boulevard-like street with the south side in Mariemont and the north side in Columbia Township. It is currently two-way traffic on both sides of the boulevard, and cars often park along the narrow street. Councilman Cortney Scheeser expressed some concern about the change because the one-way direction is counterintuitive to what drivers might ex-

ANOTHER CHANGE? Developer Rick Greiwe recently approached Mariemont Council about reconsidering a roundabout proposal for the six-way intersection of Murray Avenue with Plainville and Madisonville roads. That intersection lies on the border of Mariemont and Columbia Township, where Greiwe Development Group is planning to build a three-story apartment and commercial complex. He presented a new design that addressed many issues from previous discussions and said the roundabout is “critical” to his planned $10 million development. Mariemont’s Committee of the Whole rejected the previous proposal in 2010. Greiwe Development Group has pre-development contracts with properties at 4003 Plainville Road, the site of Larry Daniels Auto Center; 4021 Plainville Road, the site of a used car dealership; and 4020 and 4024 Plainville Road, site of Dav's Complete Auto Repair to buy the sites and develop three-story apartment complexes. Demetrios IV restaurant, located at 4002 Plainville Road, has backed out of the pre-development contract. In Mariemont, the company also built the Jordan Park condominiums on Miami Road, recently finished the Emery Park condominiums and plans to start construction on the Nolen Park condominiums, both on Madisonville Road.

pect. He also asked if this change would hamper future improvements at the six-way intersection of Murray Avenue with Plainville and Madisonville roads. Councilman Andy Black said the Safety Committee determined there was enough traffic during the peak evening rush hour to justify changing Murray Avenue to a oneway street heading westbound, and the other direction would not have the same impact on reducing cut-through traffic. This change also has minimal impact to the

physical road and will be a good test street, he said. If it’s not making a difference in the traffic volume, Black said the village could change it back to a two-way street. “There’s a real problem over there right now, and we have to do something,” Wolter said. Council is expected to have its first reading for an ordinance to change the travel direction at the next scheduled meeting March 26. A vote is expected at the third reading, and the ordinance would take effect 30 days after the vote.

Monday starting date is unusual By Lisa Wakeland

Students in the Mariemont City Schools will begin the 2013-2014 school year on a Monday, something that hasn’t occurred in years. The Board of Education recently approved the calendars for the 20132014 and 2014-2015 school years, which both begin on a Monday in the fourth week of August. The school district surveys faculty and parents every two years to see if preferences changed for breaks, or the beginning and end of the school year. Superintendent Paul Imhoff said these calendars align with community and staff preferences of start and end times, as well as winter and spring breaks. “If we start with a half week we have to back up into the third week of August, which (the community) told us they didn’t want to do,” he said. Moving to a half week at the end of August would push the school year past the first week of June, which, according to the survey results, was the community’s top choice for ending the school year.

Board of Education member Peggy Braun said she is glad to know about the difference in start dates. “That change will be noticed, and we will be asked about it,” she said. These school calendars also include two full weeks of winter break, but Imhoff said students and staff will return to school a little later than usual. The community survey also indicated a preference for spring break to align with the end of the

third quarter instead of the Easter holiday. “I like the switch, and my preference for instruction would be at the end of third quarter, but it would not make a huge difference,” Imhoff said. He also reminded the board that the upcoming summer would be long due to construction, and the following summer would be shorter. Complete calendar listings are available on the school district’s website,

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HYDE PARK — The defending Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference champion Withrow Tigers lost their fair share of seniors from their track team, but are seemingly reloaded for this spring under coach Brock Rutledge. Rutledge was CMAC coach of the year in 2011thanks to having the co-league athletes of the year in Dashawn Farley and Tyrone Nelson. With Farley and Nelson gone, assuming leadership roles for the Tigers on the track now are seniors James Crawford and Filimon Araya, plus juniors Aaron Murray and Devin Weems. All were CMAC first team selections a year ago.

Murray (200) and Araya (1600) were league champions and all four Tigers were involved in Withrow’s traditionally deep relays. Crawford ran anything from the 800 on down last year and will be a key part of Withrow’s 4x200, 4x400 and 4x800 relays. Murray will be in the 100, 200, 4x100 and 4x400 relays. He’s also Bellamy likely to hit the sandbox. “He’s about a 22 foot long jumper, so we’re going to have to explore that option also,” Rutledge said. “He’s hit 22 consistently in practice. He can do so much (running) it’s hard to get him out there long jumping.” Senior Filimon Araya is the


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opposite of his teammate Crawford, running anything from the 800 on up. Early on, Araya has recorded a 2:04 in the 800 with junior Rickie Underwood at 2:06. In the 300 hurdles Devin Weems looks to continue to improve while also adding leadership to some relays. The legendary Withrow 4x100 relay took a hit in early April with Rutledge currently

looking for a suitable replacement. “Shakee Bellamy just tore his hamstring,” Rutledge said. “He was running 11.3 going into the Coaches Classic.” The Tigers hope to have the multitalented Bellamy back. In the fall, Bellamy was a receiver/free safety for coach Jim Place’s Withrow football team See TRACK, Page A7


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The fourth-annual Community Press Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year online contest kicked off Monday, April 2. Readers can nominate any junior or senior starting athlete who demonstrates the highest qualities on the field of play, in the classroom and in the community throughout the 20112012 school year. They can do so by clicking on the 2012 Sportsman of the Year logo on, finding their community newspaper and following the prompts. The nomination period ends Monday, April 16. To vote, readers can get online at the same location, log into through their Facebook accounts and vote for the winners from Monday, April 30, to Friday, May 18. Winners will receive a certificate, a pair of Cincinnati Reds tickets courtesy of the club and full stories on them in their Community Press newspaper June 20-21. Questions? Email mlaughman@ with the subject line: 2012 Sportsman of the Year.


» This week’s MVP goes to Withrow’s Jade Loveless, who won the 100 and 200 meters at the Coaches Classic finals at Winton Woods April 4.


» Summit won both games of a double header against Indian Hill and Hillsboro March 31. Brad Fisk got the win and was 2-3 at the plate in game one. Kenny Kerr was the victor in game two. » Seven Hills beat Cincinnati Christian 8-5 April 4. Ryan Ferrell struck out seven and Brandon Malofsky was 3-3 at the plate. » Erik Swanson struck out 14 as Mariemont beat Finneytown 10-0 in five innings. Brendan Woodruff was 2-3 with a double, triple and four RBIs. » Purcell Marian blanked Western Hills in five innings 10-0 April 3. Vince Meinking got the win and Andy Kott was 2-2 with three runs batted in.

Softball Mariemont's Elizabeth McCracken will be a key part of her team’s efforts as the Lady Warriors search for postseason success during the 2012 campaign. FILE PHOTO


Area teams take to the lacrosse fields for the 2012 season By Nick Dudukovich

MARIEMONT — The Mariemont Lady Warriors return in 2012 eager to get back to the postseason after falling by just one goal in the Division II state semifinals a season ago. The squad actually defeated the eventual state champion, Columbus Academy, during the regular season and it was a win that left a lasting impression on the Warriors’ returnees. “…We know what it takes to compete against the best teams in the state,” head coach Kevin Ferry said. “We have an extremely challenging schedule this year that I think will help us

learn about ourselves and have us tournament ready come May.” Senior and University of Cincinnati commit Kaila Roberts should lead the squad’s efforts throughout the spring. At the attack positions, Ferry will turn to juniors Madison Saffin and Alice Barnes, as well a senior Elizabeth McCracken. On the other side of the field senior Catherine Kemper should shore up the squad’s defensive efforts. Mariemont’s next match is scheduled for April 11 against Seton at Western Hills High School.

St. Ursula

The Bulldogs enter the spring with a strong defensive unit led by defenders Maddie Reilly, Kaela Shannon and goalie Maddie Cinquina. Head coach Sarah Catlin is

hopeful that the team’s attack becomes stronger as the season progresses. Players returing to the Bulldogs’ attack line include Lauren Frey, Libby Nawanlaniac, Grace Bolan and Isabel Dansereau. Mackenzie Himmelbauer should help secure midfield. St. Ursula started its season 2-1 with wins over Mercy (Ky.) and Assumption. The squad hosts Mount Notre Dame April 12.

Seven Hills

The Lady Stingers compete at the Division II level of the Ohio Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association. The team is coached by Stewart Lewis. Their next match is scheduled for April 12 at the Miami Valley School.


The Lady Silver Knights started their season with three straight wins, which earned the squad the top position in the Division II state poll. Head coach Megan Sanders described her team as a youthful, but dynamic group of individuals. Despite having just three returning seniors, Sanders believes her team is finding its stride. “…Players are stepping up quickly into their roles,” Sanders said by email. “Above everything else, this group is extremely coachable and has the desire to learn and get better.” Summit should be strongest at midfield with players such as Elly Seltman, Kylie Von Handorf, Rebecca Stromberg and Tori Mahon returning. Jacqie See LACROSSE, Page A7

» St. Ursula defeated Shawnee 4-1 March 31. Pitcher Katie Hulsman picked up her fifth win of the season. » Seven Hills beat North College Hill 22-0 April 3. Lauren Gerhardt struck out 10 batters. » Walnut Hills beat Purcell Marian 4-1 April 3. Sophomore Zoe Schack got the win and sophomore Ashlee Larkins drove in a pair of runs.

Boys track

» Seven Hills’ Alex Ferree took first place in the 400-meter dash at the Cincinnati Country Day Invitational March 31.

Girls track

» St. Ursula senior Sarah Mazzei took first in the 1,600- 3,2000 –meter races at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational March 31. » Summit’s Ellie Adams took first in the 800-meter dash (2:28.12) at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational March 31. » The Lady Tigers also won the 4x400 relay and D’Monami Gardner won the shot put and discus throws at the Coaches’ Classic April 4.


» Seven Hills beat CHCA 4-1 April 5. John Larkin, Matt Cohen and Alex Markovits won at singles. » Mariemont beat McNick 5-0 April 3. Nicholas Peterman, D.J. Bartlett and Nick Fries picked won at singles.


New bats aim to keep players safe By Nick Dudukovich

Ping! It’s a noise that doesn’t conjure up memories of how baseball should sound, but it’s a noise every littleleaguer to collegiate player who’s ever stepped on a diamond has come to know. But starting this season, thanks to a rule by the National Federation of State High School Associations, metal bats won’t sound so “pingy.” The association issued a rule that said highschoolers must use new aluminum bats with a smaller sweet spot. Officially, the new sticks are called BBCOR bats. BBCOR stands for bat-ball coefficient of restitution. With the new bats balls don’t come off the bat as fast as they have in the Running away from the field is Jenna Heaton as she competes in and wins the 800 meter event at the University of Cincinnati’s Gettler Stadium. Heaton, a St. Ursula Academy gradute, is a senior at UC, majoring in electronic media. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Lee should be a key part of the team’s defensive efforts.

Walnut Hills

The Walnut Hills girls lacrosse program continues to build as coach Michael Shea is in his third year of starting it from scratch. He currently has 20 players, but not one senior. There are five juniors, nine sophomores and six freshman.

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and led the city in interceptions as a free safety. The only weak spot for Withrow comes in the nonrunning events. There’s usually a fair contingent of orange Withrow jerseys around the state meet each year and this June Rutledge hopes to send more. The most likely boys candidate is junior sprinter Murray. Last season, Murray made the regional meet in the 200 and was second at districts. “We went to a meet in Atlanta and in the 4x200 he split 21.5,” Rutledge said. “I haven’t had him in the open 200 yet. I foresee him making it out to state in the open 200. He also ran about 11.2 in the open 100 in Atlanta.” Beyond Murray, Rutledge would like to bring some Tiger relays. “I think we can take that 4x400 team out and I’ve got some freshmen that we may work back on that 4x100,” Rutledge said. “When we lost Shakee (Bellamy) that kind of put a damper on that 4x100 a little bit.” Withrow’s next action is at the Lebanon Warrior Relays April 13.

Clark Montessori

The Cougars boys and girls teams are coached by Russ Martin. After participating in the CCD Invitational and the Coaches Classic, Clark is slated to be at the CHCA Relays April 17. The Cougars participate in the Miami Valley Conference with Cincinnati Country

Scott Springer contributed to this report.

Day, Cincinnati Christian, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, Lockland, New Miami, North College Hill, Seven Hills, St. Bernard and Summit Country Day.

Purcell Marian

Football coach Brian Miller also heads up the Cavalier track program. Purcell Marian has just three seniors and will have eight freshmen on the roster this spring. Among those returning is sophomore thrower Connor King. After an early meet March 24 at Fenwick, Purcell Marian will be at Madeira April 10 and 11.

Walnut Hills

Coach Bill Valenzano’s Eagles were the Fort Ancient Valley Conference champs a year ago as he shared coach of the year honors with Milford’s Eric Kroell. The downside is many of those athletes are gone. Making matters more difficult, FAVC first team member Kenneth Davis, who finished third in the state in the 200 meters has a broken bone that has finished his season. Davis was second in the league in the 100 and tops in the 200. The good new is coFAVC athlete of the year Ellery Lassiter, the league champ in the discus, returns to spiral the disc long distances. “We graduated many seniors, but have a great contingent of sophomores and juniors returning,” Valenzano said by email. Valenzano picks Walnut Hills to be around the middle of the pack with Kings, Turpin and Anderson as the league favorites.

of the aluminum bats of the past,” Regruth said. Princeton High School head coach Austin Rhoads believes the change is good for the game. “I think the bats were getting a little ridiculous and making not-so-good hitters really drive the ball,” Rhoads said. “Now you’ve really got to become a good technical hitter.” The NCAA published a report last year that showed that college baseball, which also adapted the new bats, was seeing lower offensive numbers. At the time of the report baseball teams were hitting half as many home runs and averaging a run less per game halfway through the season. For Regruth the new bats are the difference . “When you feel like you

put the barrel to the baseball and it’s a flyout, whereas a year ago that ball might have been up the fence,” Regruth said. Rhoads added his team was frustrated by the new hardware during the preseason, and Regruth said that it has taken some of his kids some time to adjust to the new bats. But despite the change, Regruth believes this generation of prep ball players will make a smoother transition to the new bat because of increased participation in wooden-bat summer leagues. “They are used to swinging wood maybe more than we were when they were our age,” Regruth said. “I think the adjustment period will be short, but there is still an adjustment.”

Moeller’s sticks of spring in swing By Scott Springer

Since it is a club program, stats weren’t kept for all of the games, but Shea says Lauren Chamberlin is the top returning scorer. The Lady Eagles didn’t play a full schedule in 2011 and only had a few varsity games, but still experienced some postseason success. “We won our first ever playoff game in double overtime in our first trip ever to the state playoffs,” Shea said by email. “We should finish around .500.”

past. The change was made mainly because of safety concerns surrounding the old bats. Infielders didn’t have enough time to safely field their positions. “The velocity of the ball off the bat was deemed so high that third basemen and pitchers didn’t have enough reaction time on balls,” said Mariemont head coach Joe Regruth. Regruth, who has more than 15 years of experience coaching the college game between Xavier, the University of Cincinnati and College of Mount St. Joseph, said the new bats mimic the performance of a wooden bat. “I would compare it to playing the game with wood bat now, instead of the crazy trampoline effect

KENWOOD — Much like their hockey team, rugby team and sometimes the football team, Moeller’s lacrosse squad often logs miles to schedule competitive opponents. This year is no different for coach Nate Reed’s Crusaders as they could easily be sponsored by AAA. For parents, a vehicle with good gas mileage is advisable. “We play five schools out of Columbus, two from Detroit and a school from Cleveland,” Reed said. The logic is that even though lacrosse is growing like wildfire in Cincinnati, the northern schools still


Summit’s boys return for the 2012 campaign with a well-rounded team that features several studentathletes that reached last spring’s regional meet, according to head coach Kurtis Smith. Co-captains J McLean and Jesse Hughes lead the Silver Knights into the season and the duo figures to be two of the school’s top point scorers. McLean will handle jump events, in addition to hurdling duties. Hughes should be a factor in sprints, as well as hurdles. Other key contributors should include Trey Atwater and Warren Hill, who will race sprints, as well as mid-distance events. Other top runners should include Chris Gallagher and Tristan Domville in distance events, while Robby Wellington handles the 400- and 800- meter races. Summit has never finished above third place in the Miami Valley Conference and Smith said his team is looking to improve from its fourth place finish a season ago.

have a leg up. “Historically, yes,” Reed said. “They’re a little bit deeper and kids have been playing longer. The Columbus market is still, from top to bottom, the top region in the state of Ohio. But, we’re catching them.” Moeller finished 15-7 as city champs last season before eventually losing to Worthington Kilbourne in the state semis by a goal. Those that follow the high school game have them right back in contention in 2012. “I’d like to think we were,” Reed said. “We have a lot of experienced players and a lot of talented players. We have a good mix of some youth and some upperclassmen. In

my four years at Moeller, this is the most talented team I’ve had the opportunity to put on the field.” Senior midfielder Mitch Catino, senior attack Jacob Fuller and senior defenseman Matthew Klever are the Moeller captains. “This is our first year of having a senior class that was with us as freshmen,” Reed said. “As they come up through the ranks, they kind of know what we’re doing. We also have a great junior class and a really talented sophomore class.” Quinn Collison is a junior and is in his third year starting at attack. Collison

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and the Warriors race at the Madeira Invitional April 11. The Stingers’ squad should be sparked by T.J. Nelson and Alex Ferree. Nelson took first place in the 200- (23.80) and 400(53.50) at a dual meet with Reading April 3. Ferree should excel at mid-distance events. He took first in the 800 during the Reading duals with a time of 2 minutes, 16 seconds. The senior advanced to the state championships in the event last season.

will play at Bucknell. In addition, junior goalie Alex Burgdorf has committed to play at Quinnipiac and sophomore midfielder Sam Hubbard is slated to go to Notre Dame, the No. 3 ranked team in the country. Also at midfield, Nolan Frey and Dominic Starvaggi are in their third year as starters. In the early going, Moeller beat Thomas Worthington out of the central region 9-8, lost to Dublin Jerome of the northwest 4-3 and beat Mason 11-5.

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Last week’s question How do you think the Supreme Court will rule on the health care law? Why?

“It's anybody's guess, and the obvious reason is that the political affiliation of the justices is split virtually down the middle, with 4 conservatives, and 4 liberals - and ONE swing vote, Justice Kennedy. “My guess is that Scalia, Thomas, Alito and Roberts will say Obamacare is unconstitutional, and Breyer, Ginsburg, Sotomayer and Kagan will say it is fine. That leaves Justice Kennedy, and God only knows how he will rule. “Even if portions of the bill are struck down, no one knows how much of it will be retained. We'll just have to wait.” Bill B. “I think if we can get a Republican in office we can get rid of all this stupidity, but if Obama gets re-elected we are in real trouble.” D.D. “I can only hope that the Supreme Court will rule the law unconstitutional. No government, including this one, has the right to force its citizens to buy something that they do not want to buy. If it has the power to do that, it has the power to force them to do anything. “Food, housing, and clothing are just as essential to life as healthcare. In fact, for the majority of us who are relatively healthy, those needs are even more essential to daily life. If our government has the power to do this I fear that the liberty that we have tenuously hung onto for over 200 years will cease to exist.” T.H. “No one knows. If the justices act as interpreters of the Constitution I would guess that the law will be ruled as unconstitutional. If they act as politicians, it's anyone's guess. “For one thing, the statement that ALL Americans would be required to participate is false. There are many groups of people who will not have to buy into the program. This leaves the rest of the population to foot the bill for those who don't have to. Sounds like another entitlement program to me. “The other thing is that there are safety nets in place right now for those who cannot afford insurance. Clinics, hospitals, charity groups ... all are available if you just show up. “I would like to see government employees, including Congress, have to abide by all the rules they impose on everyone else. Dictatorships do just those things. This should not be allowed in a free nation. “What's next? Food police? Fines for packing the wrong lunch for your kids? Mandated screening?” J.K. “They might rule in favor of the American people since this seems to evolve around the right to buy or not to buy medical insurance. I think Congress wants this to go Obama's way as to keep hospitals

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from going in the red from unpaid medical costs.” O.H.R. “I believe it will be a close vote that endorses the Liberal Democratic attempt to abolish our Constitutional privileges under the guise that Congress has the power to absolutely control (not regulate) interstate commerce, including health care. Consider that Congress has run the post office for centuries and it is broke, and it has also regulated and mismanaged Medicare, Social Security and AMTRAK to name a few; all of which are on life-support. Only the densest citizen could believe Congress and the White House will make health care better than what it has been. “The improvements health care needs can be done for far less than the trillions of dollars Obama-Care will ultimately cost. You ain't seen Big Government bureaucracy until you see the full impact of Obama-Care once it is up and running. It's just as Nancy Pelosi said, ‘We have to pass it in order to see what's in it.’ Two years later and we still do not fully know what a hungry monster they're unleashing upon us.” R.V. “It is my strongest hope that they continue to vote along the strong partisan lines with the Republican-leaning judges striking all aspects of the law down. There is no constitutional basis for any type of federal government subsidized health care or like social services. “Health care is not a protected right stated in either in the Constitution or the Bill of Rights. It is something that a citizen can earn or gain access to through hard work and getting and staying employed. “I do not want to see my hard-earned tax dollars used to fund those to listless, lazy and unmotivated to pony up and pay for their own health care or seek out jobs that provide health care.” I.P. “It will be 5 to 4 against the health care initiative. Only reason being is that the five right-wingers do the parties bidding and not what is correct or what is good law. Their decisions often indicate that they do not have the well-being of the American citizen as their motivation. They are activist judges in the worst sense. Look at many of their decisions such as the United Citizen case and you can see where the real danger of the radical right is coming from. “Congress can be vetoed or voted out. We are stuck with Alito and his four cronies.” J.Z.



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Time to get our nation back on firm ground The American economy has reached a turning point, one that nobody but our enemies would wish for us to see. Our national debt is now bigger than our economy. The debt is just over $15.5 trillion; the economy is about half a trillion dollars Jean behind that. Schmidt This isn’t the COMMUNITY PRESS first time the GUEST COLUMNIST United States has been in such a spot. The last time was after the twin catastrophes of the Great Depression and World War II, when the country’s debt exceeded its output of goods and services for three years straight. The House Budget Committee has drafted a roadmap to put the country back on firm financial ground.

My colleague Paul Ryan, the committee’s chairman, has led this effort with no encouragement from the White House. The committee projects we could eliminate the budget deficit in 10 years. For some people, that’s too long. For others, never would be too soon. President Obama clearly has given up trying to bring the nation’s expenses in line with its income. His latest budget projects running deficits of half a trillion dollars for each of the next 10 years, by which time we could presume the president will have finished writing his memoirs, approved plans for his presidential library, and turned to perfecting his golf swing. Meanwhile, the House Budget Committee’s hundred-page “Path to Prosperity” has drawn a chorus of griping from the usual suspects, who complain that Chairman Ryan and his col-

leagues on the committee have conspired to pillage from the poor to boost the profits of the rich. If the opponents want to pick an ideological fight, Ryan’s not playing. “Both parties share the blame for failing to take action over the years,” stated the House Budget Committee’s report. The budget’s rising tide of red ink comes from spending too much – not taxing too little. Saying “No” is something we’ll all have to practice because what drives the deficit is spending. I voted Thursday (March 29) with the majority of the House in passing the Ryan budget plan. Now, the Senate needs to act. The longer we wait, the more difficult our task will become. Jean Schmidt is the U.S. Representative in Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District.

Plan for your financial future Spring is officially here. That means it’s time for spring cleaning! People everywhere are shedding the effects of fall and winter. What about dusting off your long-term financial plan? April is National Financial Literacy Month – the perfect time to spring into action when it Sue comes to planDenny ning your fiCOMMUNITY PRESS nancial future. GUEST COLUMNIST If you already have a plan, this is a great opportunity to take review and update it, if there have been changes in your family situation or circumstances. According to a 2011 survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, more than half of workers report they’ve put away less than $25,000 in total savings and investments; about 30 percent have less than $1,000 saved for the future. It is never too late to begin saving for your retirement – no matter what your age. If retirement is near, you’ll want to jump into the fast lane right away. If you’re younger and retirement seems a lifetime away, it’s still in your best interest to begin

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saving now, as compound interest will work to your advantage. Experts agree that saving when you’re young will make a world of difference when the time comes to draw on your retirement savings. A great place to start figuring out how much you will need for retirement is to learn how much you could expect from Social Security. You can do that

in minutes with Social Security’s online Retirement Estimator. It offers an instant and personalized estimate of your future Social Security retirement benefits based on your earnings record. Try it out at estimator. We encourage saving for retirement, but there are reasons to save for every stage of life. A great place to go for help is, the federal government's website dedicated to teaching Americans the basics about financial education. Whether you are planning to buy a home, investing in your 401(k) plan, or simply balancing your checkbook, can help you. Another excellent resource is the Ballpark E$timator at This online tool takes complicated issues, such as projected Social Security benefits and earnings assumptions on savings, and turns them into language and numbers that are easy to understand. Spring into action during National Financial Literacy Month. Make your first priority a visit to . Sue Denny is a public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration,


Meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month at Village Hall 5903 Hawthorne Ave. Phone: 527-6505. Web site: Mayor Carson Shelton; Vice Mayor Don Kessel; councilmembers Barb Blankemeyer, Rodney Cash, Don Kessel, Sharon Lally, Dan Telgkamp and Joanne Telgkamp Administrator Jenny Kaminer; Clerk/ Treasurer Walter Raines; Little Miami Fire Chief Tom Driggers, 271-3636; Police Chief Rick Patterson, 271-7250.

Hyde Park Neighborhood Council Meets at 7 p.m., the second Tuesday

of the month at Knox Presbyterian Church, 3400 Michigan Ave.Web site: Council President Janet Buening; Vice President Louisa Adams; Treasurer Len Sauers; Recording Secretary Sybil Mullin; Communications Secretary Norm Lewis; Executive Committee Member Ann Gerwin.


Meets at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month, 6907 Wooster Pike. Phone: 271-3246. Web site: Mayor Dan Policastro; council members Jeff Andrews, Andy Black, Denise McCarthy, Joe Miller, Cortney Scheeser, and Dennis Wolter.

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

Oakley Community Council

Meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Oakley Community and Senior Center, 3882 Paxton Road. Phone (trustee president): 351-7842. Web site: Board of Trustees President Peter Draugelis; Vice President Matt Jones; Secretary Bob Luthy; Treasurer Mike Geswein; parliamentarian and law, Dan Bennie; membership and citizen outreach, Craig Rozen; business/zoning, Vince Schirmer; Oakley After Hours, Gina Brenner and Lindsay Hooks; communications, Michael Bonomo; trustees Brandon Reynolds and Tom Frey.

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





Crews lay bricks outside the large windows in the new main entrance to Mariemont Elementary School. The school district incorporated natural light into much of the building design. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRES

The bricks on the original Terrace Park Elementary School, right, have been cleaned and will receive new mortar.

CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES This is a staircase near the new lobby of Terrace Park Elementary School and, like most of the building, takes advantage of natural light.

The construction on three buildings in the Mariemont City School District is moving along on schedule. Classrooms and other spaces are starting to take shape on the inside, and there is visible progress on the exterior. All three schools are scheduled to open in September. Citizens can walk through Terrace Park Elementary, Mariemont Elementary and the new junior high in Fairfax during community building tours 1-3 p.m. Sunday, April 15. Photos by Lisa Wakeland/The Community Press

This will be an interior window on the second floor of the new junior high school in Fairfax. It overlooks the hallway to the gym.

There has been considerable progress at the new junior high school in Fairfax with much of the exterior brick work completed. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRES

Wiring for the science lab stations is mostly installed at the new junior high school in Fairfax, and many of the walls have a first coat of paint.

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To Early Brain Development Parenting Workshop

The frames for the classroom walls are in place at Terrace Park Elementary School. Many of the classrooms are connected by a small-group work room, seen on the right.

Limited Seating, Sign-up Early! Learning about your child’s early brain development is a powerful way to help develop an optimally functioning brain. With Beech Acres Parenting Center’s S.T.E.P.S. workshops, you can learn what you can do to help your child reach his or her unique potential.

Construction crews work on the library/media center in the new junior high school in Fairfax.

Masons continue to work on the exterior of Mariemont Elementary School, and try to mesh the original building, left, with the new construction.


CEU’s available (additional cost)

Workshop: Two, 2-hour classes Dates: Saturday, April 21 & 28 Time: 10am - 12 noon

Location: Beech Acres Parenting Center Anderson Township Campus 6881 Beechmont Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio 45230 (513) 231-6630

Price: $50 per person for 2 day session. $90 per couple.


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, APRIL 12 Art & Craft Classes Young Rembrandts: Elementary Drawing, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Weekly through May 17. Innovative, step-by-step drawing method to teach any child how to draw, regardless of artistic ability. Ages 6-12. Family friendly. $89, $79 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

Art Exhibits Juried Exhibition, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Original art works submitted by women artists. 272-3700; Mariemont. Paper Trail: Contemporary Works on Paper by Kim Burgas, Terence Hammonds and Max Unterhaslberger, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 2005 1/2 Madison Road, Designed for these three emerging artists to explore the brilliant variety of paper as a medium. Free. Through May 5. 321-5200; O’Bryonville. Charley Harper Exhibition and Sale, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 3668 Erie Ave., Vintage signed and numbered prints. Free. Through April 21. 8715604; Hyde Park. American Tonalist Paintings, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 5729 Dragon Way, Tonalism: distinctive style of low-toned atmospheric landscape painting. Paintings by Charles P. Appel, Frank A. Bicknell, Bruce Crane, Robert M. Decker, John J. Enneking, William C. Fitler, Herman Dudley Murphy and Hal Robinson. Free. Through April 14. 791-7717; Fairfax. Beads of Courage: Gallery Show + Sale, Noon-8 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Gallery One One. Showcase of glass beads and information on unique program for children coping with serious illness. Benefits Beads of Courage. Free. Through April 30. 321-0206; Oakley.

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

946-7766; Newtown.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Yoga Care Plus, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Class 3. Weekly through May 3. Next level of yoga builds upon foundation of yoga care basics, and is designed to give benefits of yoga at gentle pace. Ages 18 and up. Classes 1 and 2: $58, $48 residents. Classes 3 and 4: $42, $32 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4513. Anderson Township. From Sit to Fit, 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Anderson Center Station, 7832 Five Mile Road, Program meeting every Monday and Thursday helping to prepare beginning walkers and joggers for a 5K. Two separate groups meet each day. Receive a tip for the day, workout and meet with coaches to ask questions. Socialize at local coffee spot follows and is optional. Dress for weather. Concludes May 17. $50. Registration required. Presented by Bob Roncker’s Running Spot. 688-8400. Anderson Township.

Health / Wellness Spine Screening, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Grandin Room. Christ Hospital Wellness and Physical Therapy Center provides complimentary screening. Brief history and exam designed to troubleshoot and modify activities and exercise programs covered. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Christ Hospital Physical Therapy. 527-4000; Fairfax.

Music - Concerts Graham Parker, 8 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, $25, $20 advance. 7318000; Oakley.

On Stage - Theater Reasons to be Pretty, 7:30 p.m., Columbia Performance Center, 3900 Eastern Ave., Darkly romantic drama follows two couples as they navigate conflicting loyalties of love and friendship. When Greg confesses to his girlfriend that she’s not physically perfect, it not only affects their lives but the lives of their close friends Carly and Kent whose relationship is anything but perfect. $23, $18 seniors, $15 students. Presented by New Edgecliff Theatre. 8885-588-0137; Columbia Tusculum.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 13 Art & Craft Classes Open Studios, 6-9 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Explore 20-plus studio spaces, view new artwork from diverse group of professional artists, live demos, drinks, food and entertainment for all ages. Free. Through Dec. 14. 321-0206; home/studios.html. Oakley.

Art Exhibits

Juried Exhibition, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 272-3700; Mariemont. Another Man’s Treasure, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 6-9 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Gallery One One. Artist’s reception for Erwin Trimmers, cofounder of the Washington Glass Studio and the Washington Glass School. Works by glass artist and instructor Erwin Timmers, range of cast recycled window glass sculptures. Erwin employs one mission throughout all of his artwork: Recycle. By developing ways to melt and recast window glass, Erwin transforms traditionally difficult material to recycle, into new and exciting forms. Free. Through April 30. 321-0206; home/gallery_one_one.html. Oakley. Paper Trail: Contemporary Works on Paper by Kim Burgas, Terence Hammonds and Max Unterhaslberger, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; O’Bryonville. Charley Harper Exhibition and Sale, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, Free. 871-5604; Hyde Park. American Tonalist Paintings, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717; Fairfax. Beads of Courage: Gallery Show + Sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, Free. 321-0206; Oakley.

Juried Exhibition, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 272-3700; Mariemont. Paper Trail: Contemporary Works on Paper by Kim Burgas, Terence Hammonds and Max Unterhaslberger, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; O’Bryonville. Charley Harper Exhibition and Sale, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, Free. 871-5604; Hyde Park. American Tonalist Paintings, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717; Fairfax. Beads of Courage: Gallery Show + Sale, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, Free. 321-0206; Oakley.

Business Seminars Job Search Learning Labs, 1-2:45 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. Through Dec. 14. 474-3100; Anderson Township. Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, Free. 946-7766; Newtown.

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

Drink Tastings Wine Tasting, 6-8 p.m., Remkebigg’s at Skytop, 5218 Beechmont Ave., Sample wines, cheeses, fresh fruit and deli specialties selected by our wine specialist. Ages 21 and up. $5. 231-0606. Mount Washington.



Art Exhibits


Miller Gallery is having an opening party from 6-8 p.m., Friday, April 13, for its exhibit of new paintings by young Cuban artist, Carlos Gamez de Francisco, which runs through April 27. Miller Gallery is at 2715 Erie Ave., Hyde Park. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday and Friday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday. Call 871-4420. THANKS

$12 seniors and active military. Presented by Beechmont Players. 688-8400; Anderson Township. Reasons to be Pretty, 7:30 p.m., Columbia Performance Center, $23, $18 seniors, $15 students. 8885-588-0137; Columbia Tusculum.

Benefits Bead-a-thon, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Beads of Courage Bead Challenge and Beads in Space Tour stop. Bead Challenge Raffle, bead sponsorship and bracelet making. Replica Beads in Space shuttle bead and poster available. Family friendly. Benefits Beads of Courage, local program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Free. 321-0206; Oakley. Five Mile Chapel Sip to Shore Shindig, 7-10 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Community Meeting Rooms A, B and C. Music by Annette Shepherd, wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages, hors d’oeuvres and silent auction. Ages 21 and up. Benefits Five Mile Chapel Society. $50. Presented by Five Mile Chapel Society. 312-9405; Anderson Township.

Anderson Bar and Grill, 8060 Beechmont Ave., Ages 21 and up. $5. 474-2212; Anderson Township.

Music - Rock

Music - Hip-Hop

The Remains, 8 p.m.-midnight, Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave., $5. 871-6789; Mount Lookout.

Showoff Sundays, 10 p.m., Inner Circle, 4343 Kellogg Ave., $5-$10. 321-0220; East End.

On Stage - Theater

Music - Religious

Noises Off, 8 p.m., Anderson Center, $15, $12 seniors and active military. 688-8400; Anderson Township. River Rat and Cat, 10 a.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. Playhouse Off the Hill. Comedy about friendship and cooperation. River Rat and Cat learn they don’t need to be the same or even like the same things in order to be good friends. Family friendly. $2, free ages 11 and under. Reservations required. Presented by Playhouse in the Park. 272-3700; Mariemont. Reasons to be Pretty, 7:30 p.m., Columbia Performance Center, $23, $18 seniors, $15 students. 8885-588-0137; Columbia Tusculum.

Eastertide Vespers, 7 p.m., Athenaeum of Ohio, 6616 Beechmont Ave., Anthenaeum Chorale performs. Accompanied by brass ensemble and Timpani. Anthony DiCello, director. Family friendly. Free. 233-6130; Mount Washington.



Adult Co-Rec 11-v-11 Soccer, Noon, Riverside Park, 3969 Round Bottom Road, Weekly through May 26. Games played in afternoons and evenings. Family friendly. $360 per team. Registration required by March 21. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4514. Anderson Township.

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

Youth Sports Lil’ Kickers, 9-9:50 a.m. and 10-10:50 a.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Weekly through May 19. Children learn to pass, dribble and shoot while instructors focus on teamwork, sportsmanship and fun. Family friendly. $58, $48 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4514. Anderson Township.

SUNDAY, APRIL 15 Art Exhibits Juried Exhibition, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 272-3700; Mariemont.



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

Bella Beauty Lounge Day, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Bella Hair Styles and Day Spa, 6112 Benneville St., All haircuts: $30. Eyebrow waxing: $10. Manicures: $20. Family friendly. Benefits League for Animal Welfare. 231-9800. Mount Washington.

Clubs & Organizations Cincinnati Tri-State Knitting Guild Monthly Meeting, 1-3 p.m., Oakley Branch Library, 4033 Gilmore Ave., Bringing knitting individuals together for social, educational and charitable activities. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Tri-State Knitting Guild. 859462-3333; Oakley.

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

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

Music - Blues

Music - Classic Rock

Sonny Moorman Group, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Anderson Bar and Grill, 8060 Beechmont Ave., $5. 474-2212. Anderson Township.

The Foxx, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Latitudes Beechmont, 7454 Beechmont Ave., 827-9146. Anderson Township.

On Stage - Theater

Music - Latin

Noises Off, 8 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Called the funniest farce ever written, play presents manic menagerie as cast of itinerant actors rehearse a flop called “Nothing On.” Doors slamming, on- and backstage intrigue and an errant herring all figure into the plot of this comic play. $15,

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

Music - R&B Basic Truth, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.,

Family Care. Presented by Cancer Family Care. 731-8000; Oakley.

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

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

Literary - Signings Laura Hoevener and Terri Weeks, 2-3 p.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Local moms/ authors sign best-selling book, “Adventures Around Cincinnati.” Free. 731-2665. Oakley.

Music - Benefits Sue Carson Benefit Concert, 3-7 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Performances by Tickled Pink, the Graveblankets and the Rosie Carson Band. Benefits Cancer

On Stage - Theater Noises Off, 3 p.m., Anderson Center, $15, $12 seniors and active military. 688-8400; Anderson Township.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., United Church of Christ in Oakley, 4100 Taylor Ave., Twelve-step group. Family friendly. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. Through April 29. 231-0733. Oakley.

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

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

Education Stockpiling 101, 6:30 p.m., Oakley Branch Library, 4033 Gilmore Ave., Learn how to strategically use coupons to build your stockpile. Stockpiling Moms teach basics, store tips and more. Leave class ready to collect and organize your coupons and start building your stockpile. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6038. Oakley.

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

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Hyde Park Health Center Terrace, 3983 Rosslyn Drive, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Hyde Park.

Recreation Tot Time, 9:45-10:30 a.m. (Class 5) and 11-11:45 a.m. (Class 6), Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Weekly through May 14. Parents and toddlers participate together in variety of songs, games and art activities. Family friendly. Classes 1-4: $40, $30 residents. Classes 5-8: $48, $38 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

TUESDAY, APRIL 17 Art & Craft Classes Recycled STACKS Plate, 5-7 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., After working through Glass Cutting 101, students cut and assemble STACKS plate using wide range of recycled Bullseye glass. $65.



Rita offers version of Giada’s Roman chicken We took a walk through our little patch of woods and I’ve never seen jackin-the-pulpits, dog’s tooth violets and trilliums blooming this soon. I’m picking violets for jelly, jam and vinegar. My friends Butch and Char Castle have already gifted me with morels, so they’re early, too. And if I don’t get out soon to pick the Rita dandelion Heikenfeld flowers, I RITA’S KITCHEN won’t be making dandelion wine. Some of them are already in the puffball stage. Spring is a busy time for many of you, as well, so I know you’ll like the quick and tasty recipes I’m sharing today.

Roman chicken

This looked so good when Giada De Laurentiis made it on television. Here’s my adaptation. I served it with mashed potatoes.

5-6 chicken thighs or breasts, or combination of both, boned and skinned Salt and pepper to taste ¼ cup olive oil 2-3 bell peppers, sliced (I used red, orange and yellow) 3-4 oz. prosciutto, chopped 2-3 teaspoons minced garlic (start with 2) 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes (I used Kroger petite) ½ cup white wine

CLARIFICATION Dick Bader’s cheesecake – Dick said the filling is for 1 cheesecake in a 9-inch or 10-inch springform pan. The crust is for 2 cheesecakes, so you can divide the crust recipe in half.

Rita's version of Giada De Laurentiis’ Roman chicken features a trio of bell peppers. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

1 teaspoon each: dried oregano and thyme, plus more oregano if desired ½ cup chicken broth 2 tablespoons capers, drained Parsley, chopped, about a handful

Season chicken and brown on both sides in olive oil over medium heat. Remove and set aside. Add peppers and cook until lightly brown. Add prosciutto and cook until it’s crisp, but be careful so that you don’t overcook, causing it to get tough. Add garlic and cook a couple of minutes. Add tomatoes, wine, herbs and

broth, and stir to get browned bits off bottom. Put chicken back in pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, covered, until chicken is cooked through. Adjust seasonings. Stir in capers and parsley.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Prosciutto (pro-SHOOtoh) is Italian for ham. It’s ham that has been seasoned and salt cured, but not smoked, and air dried.

Rita’s version of O’Charley’s caramel pie

For several readers. I got a huge response to this, including my neighbor, Lisa Caudill, who said she got the recipe from the restaurant years ago. Thanks to all who were nice enough to share. I went to O’Charley’s and ate a piece – so rich – and the waitress also gave me the recipe. There are several suggested ways to make the filling. The most popular is cooking two unopened cans sweetened condensed milk (remove wrappers) in a pan with several inches of water over the top of the cans and boiling them

for one to three hours (and making sure they are always covered with boiling water) until milk caramelizes in the can, and turns a tawny brown and gets very thick. Some recipes said cook with the lid on the pan, others said leave the pan lid off. The problem with boiling in the can is that there’s a slight chance it could explode if it isn’t always covered with boiling water. Lisa also suggested pouring the milk in a double boiler or nonstick pan and cooking it until it caramelized. That would work but would take close watching. I figured out an easier way that requires no cooking! And it’s a dead ringer for O’Charley’s. Here it is: Favorite graham cracker crust, baked 2 13.4 oz. cans dulce de leche, which is simply already caramelized sweetened condensed milk (I used Nestle La Lechera) Whipped cream Mini chocolate chips

Scrape dulche de leche in a bowl and stir to blend. Pour into crust. Place in refrigerator a few hours.

Serve with whipped cream and garnish with mini chips.

Coming soon Crescent cookies like Wiedeman Pastry Shop.

Can you help? Baking soda bath to tenderize meat. Ray would like to get details. I’ve never heard of this, but perhaps somebody has. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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Area will display “The expansion paintings, prints provides us more Eisele Gallery in Fairfax recently opened a new contemporary wing devoted to paintings, sculpture, and prints by living artists. This expansion of Eisele’s main art gallery that specializes in museum quality paintings by noted 19th and 20th century American and European artists is designed to showcase original works by many of the finest local, regional, and national artists of today, including John Stobart, Jacob Pfeiffer, John Ruthven, Jeff Morrow, and Cindy Nixon to name a few. “The expansion provides us more exhibition space and creates greater opportunities to fulfill our mission as a vibrant place

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for inspiration and learning, for both beginning as well as seasoned collectors,” said gallery owner Douglas Eisele. “These tougher economic times have prompted us to be very sensitive and responsive to both the artist’s and collectors’s current needs,” he said. Lectures, seminars, and workshops relative to the art of collecting are cur-

rently being scheduled for artists and collectors alike. Information can be found on the gallery’s new web site at: Eisele will celebrate the grand opening of the contemporary wing with an artist reception and “Gala” 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 27. Visitors will be reacquainted with treasured works and will be able to engage with a range of new acquisitions, including a new exhibition, “We love Cincinnati Painting the Queen City,” showcasing unique works of their artist’s favorite scenes, landmarks, and haunts that make Cincinnati so unique. Eisele Gallery of Fine Art is located at 5729 Dragon Way, Fairfax.

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While home for Christmas break, six local college students from the University of Notre Dame and one from St. Mary’s College left the warmth and comfort of their suburban homes to immerse themselves for 48-hours in the struggles and opportunities of the inner city. The seven young adults, Adele and Hannah Bruggeman of Mariemont, Emily Kaes of Montgomery, Lizzy Millea of Delhi Township, Christina Mondi, Chelsae Plageman of Blue Ash and Brian Reynolds of Anderson Township, attended the 2012 Urban Plunge from Jan. 8-10 in Over-the-Rhine, which was co-sponsored by the Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati and the Notre Dame Center for Social Concerns with assistance

from the Marianists and the Society of St.Vincent de Paul. The two-day immersion experience is the central part of a one-credit Theology course at Notre Dame that includes assigned reading, four class sessions and a final paper. Overall, the goals of the Urban Plunge are to allow the students to observe first-hand the problems of homelessness and poverty in the inner city, let them interact directly with those affected by urban poverty, introduce them to social service agencies that are addressing the problems, and provide them with an opportunity to provide hands-on service. The overnight event was chaired by local Notre Dame alumna Michelle Simon, with assistance from

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Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Binzer blesses the work of these local students as they headed off for a 48-hour Urban Plunge in Over-the-Rhine organized by the ND Club of Greater Cincinnati. From left: St. Mary's student Hannah Bruggeman of Mariemont, and Notre Dame students Emily Kaes of Montgomery, Adele Bruggeman of Mariemont, Christina Mondi and Lizzy Millea of Delhi Township. THANKS TO MAUREEN GEARIN Mark Bruggeman, Ashlee Edgell, Jim Noll, John Reynolds, Nick Schrantz, Marianist Brother Bob Donovan, Marianist Brother Mike Murphy, Our Daily Bread, Over-the-Rhine Community Housing, LeBlondBoys and Girls Club, Choices Café, Canticle Café, and the St. Vincent de Paul Outreach Center, where the students spent both nights. Just a few hours before the start of the Urban Plunge, several of the participants took advantage of the opportunity to join the local ND Club for their annual Club Mass, which was being conducted the same day and was concelebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Binzer and St. Xavier High School president, the Rev. Timothy Howe, SJ. During Mass, attendees learned more about the Urban Plunge, met the participants, and prayed for the success of their upcoming service learning experience. At the end of the Mass, the Bishop sent them forth with his special blessing. The students then attended the 11 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph in the West End before going to the Society

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more than 10 years. “This was a great beginning because it challenged the group to engage while on the Plunge,” according to ND participant Adele Bruggeman, who noted that it reinforced “the idea of human dignity in Catholic Social Teaching, providing everyone with the opportunity to feel as though they are a part of humanity.” The group also served breakfast the next day at Our Daily Bread where the sincere gratitude of the recipients made an impression on the students. “This continued the idea of human dignity in that we both recognized each other’s interdependence,” saidMiss Bruggeman. Monday afternoon, the students helped with the after-school programs at the LeBlond Boys and Girls Club. “We all love kids, so it was great for us to be able to go and have a good time for a few hours in the day,” Bruggeman said. “Something I feel that some of the children lack is a positive influence and role model for them to look up to, and the Boys and Girls Club does a good job of providing this to the children. The children receive homework support and athletic encouragement at the Boys and Girls Club, as well as academically stimulating activities to keep them engaged and learning.” During an evening visit to Choices Café, spirituality in the inner city was addressed by Brother Mike Murphy, whose HELP Program works with ex-offenders on accessing job training, resources and mentoring to help them find work and regain dignity. “This was a very intense meeting,” Bruggeman said. “These men are returning citizens who have all spent time in jail. The presentation was very sobering in that it quickly brought out the realities that these men face every day, with their struggles in getting hired, to getting their lives turned around and out of the drug world

that often consumes the youth of Over-the-Rhine. But rather than harping on the negatives that have come out of their experiences, they want to make a positive change on the community, and have already taken numerous steps toward achieving this.” In addition to interacting with the homeless and underprivileged, the students also spent time with social service professionals, learning about causes, effects and ways to address poverty. Brother Bob Donovan offered a presentation on health care for the homeless that Bruggeman said underscored the reality that “homelessness is not always the fault of the person, and that outside forces often work against them.” The inner city housing situation, including the effects of gentrification, was discussed at Over-theRhine Community Housing where they also impressed upon the students how their agency “provides for the whole person, rather than just housing,” Bruggeman said. Time was also set aside for morning and evening prayer, reflection and journaling. It seems the one-on-one and small group discussions had the greatest impact on the students. According to Bruggeman, when the students engaged with the residents they found “we had a lot to relate with them and rather than building barriers between the two groups, we quickly jumped into conversation, something that was very empowering. Once again, conversation strikes up a relationship, and this allowed us to receive an in-depth understanding of life in Over the Rhine and how we, as college students and residents of the Cincinnati community, connect to that.” The event was summed up by ND alum Mark Bruggeman, Bruggeman’s father and chaperone for eight of the 11 events: “The three days were altogether thought provoking, sobering, invigorating and enriching. In short, we had expected an education in the daily life of inner city institutions, but what we actually experienced were numerous quality personal interactions which defied preconceptions.” The Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati has been helping coordinate Urban Plunges over Christmas break for 10 years, according to the club’s event chair Michelle Simon. “We are grateful to Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the Marianists who have worked with us for many years now to provide these invaluable experiences for local Notre Dame and St. Mary’s students. The Urban Plunge experience opened the students’ eyes to the harsh realities of the despair of substance addiction, the struggles to find affordable afterschool childcare for working parents, and the difficulties of finding employment for citizens returning from prison.” The local ND Club is an active local organization serving the more than1,600 graduates, students and friends of the University of Notre Dame in the Tri-state area. For more information, visit the club website at



Women are serving children in schools Club tutors and mentors students A cadre of illustrious tutors, mentors and homework helpers comprise the Cincinnati Woman’s Club Teacher Corps, serving children in Greater Cincinnati schools. Rockdale Academy, GLAD House and Oyler Community Learning Center are three of the sites where these volunteers are making a significant difference in the lives of children. Cincinnati Woman’s Club members Helena Pieratt and Jane Hlad cochair the Cincinnati Woman’s Club Teachers Corps, supported by Nancy Cavanaugh. The Cincinnati Woman’s Club tutors at Rockdale Academy, which is a

Cincinnati Woman's Club members Sarella Walton of Southgate, Jane Hlad of Fort Thomas and Carol Wiggers of Indian Hill are among the cadre of "Rocket Boosters" who tutor at Rockdale Academy. THANKS TO ROSEMARY SCHLACHTER

Cincinnati Woman's Club members volunteer to help children in the Cincinnati Public Schools. In back are Cincinnati Public School volunteer coordinator Rocket Booster Jane Bohinski of Hyde Park, Rocket Booster Helena Pieratt of Walnut Hills, Rockdale Assistant Principal, and Rocket Booster Jane Hlad of Fort Thomas. Seated Rocket Boosters Sarella Waltonof Southgate, Meredith Roos of Anderson Township, Carolyn Clodfelter of Hyde Park and Carol Wiggers of Indian Hill. THANKS TO ROSEMARY SCHLACHTER nearby neighbor to the club, have named themselves the Rockdale

Rocket Boosters. Nine new tutors have been recruited for Rockdale,

with more coming on board. Tutors include: Jane

Bohinski, Carolyn Clodfelter, Jane Hlad, Helena Pieratt, Meredith Roos, Sarella Walton, Carol Wiggers, Wendy Bruestle and Amy Power. Marianne Beard (Cincinnati Woman’s Club president) and Jane Dumbadze are two volunteers who tutor at Oyler Community Learning Center. Susan

Bierer, Carol Wiggers, and Lynn Lippert have been Cincinnati Woman’s Club tutors at GLAD House. Jane Clarke volunteers with Cincinnati Youth Collaborative as a mentor of Girls Club at Silverton Academy. Gretchen Dinerman also is a Girls Club mentor at a Cincinnati Public School.

Proposed brewery could call old pump station, water tower home Gannett News Service WALNUT HILLS — The city of Cincinnati is investigating whether a 118year-old red brick pump station and water tower near Krohn Conservatory can be sold and converted

to a microbrewery. A pair of developers recently approached the city to redevelop the 7,000square-foot property, which was designed by architect Samuel Hannaford to enhance the park landscape. It’s on the National

Bill Victor, resident since 2007

Register of Historic Places. The city declined to share the developers’ names, but, according to minutes from an East End Area Council meeting, father and son Jack and Bryon Martin are spear-

heading the project on Martin Drive. Jack Martin retired from the city’s transportation department in recent years. He is an architect. The pair could not be reached for comment. The men operate as Cin-

cinnati Beer Co. and in 2007 bought the old Christian Moerlein home and office on Elm Street near Findlay Market, announcing plans to open a brewery there once the streetcar is in operation. The council minutes

said the men hope to use the Eden Park facility to make small batches of beer to sell to local restaurants. A tap room in the building also would be open to pedestrians and bicyclists in the park.

Victoria Pagan, Wellness Director staff member since 2006

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

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BRIEFLY Summer arts camp set in Mariemont


The Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati Foundation is offering cultural opportunities this summer for children and teens at the Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, or “The Barn,” in Mariemont. Art and acting classes are fun and creative. Children will also experience and learn from the Cincinnati Art Museum’s “Off the Wall” collection of traveling paintings and artifacts. High school students will have the opportunity to study the fundamentals of acting for the stage with “Learn to Act for the Stage.” “Drawing for All Levels” will also be offered for high school students. Elementary students will be able to enjoy the “Young Picasso’s” pro-

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Robert C. Weaver

great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; and sister-in-law, Robert C. Weaver, Nora Minning. 91, of Columbia Preceded in death by Township died March wife, Karen (Ron) Her26. zog. Survived by wife of Services were April 2 at 66 years, Letha M. Central Baptist Church, (nee Wilhite) Weaver; Finneytown. Memorials Weaver children Dyanne to: Central Baptist (Larry) Jones and Teri (Steve) Church, 7645 Winton Road, McAllister; 11 grandchildren; 18 Cincinnati, OH 45224.


Class of 1973 reunion. Please, send your name, address, and

phone number to: Withrow '73 Reunion, P.O. Box 541126, Cincinnati, Ohio 45254

gram, “Create a Masterpiece,” “Surrounded by Masterpieces” and “Creative Clay and Ceramics.” All classes will be in the air-conditioned Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center studios at 6980 Cambridge Ave. in Mariemont. The deadline for Summer Art Camp registration is Friday, June 15, for July classes. For class descriptions, updates, schedules, teacher biographies, and a downloadable registration form go to, or call 272-3700.

See Jay Leno’s cars by winning raffle

The Ault Park Concours d’ Elegance, an annual classic car show in Ault Park now in its 35th year, is offering a rare and unique VIP car-lover’s op-

portunity for a private tour of Tonight Show host Jay Leno’s Big Dog Garage in Los Angeles where his exclusive automobile collection is housed. Only 300 raffle tickets priced at $100 each are to be sold, now available online, with proceeds benefiting Juvenile Arthritis. The Ultimate L.A. Car Experience package includes the following for four people: a private behind-the-scenes tour of Jay Leno’s Big Dog Garage; exclusive admission to The Nethercutt Museum and Collection which houses more than 250 domestic and European rare automobiles and access to the museum’s restoration shop that has produced multiple Pebble Beach Concours winning automobiles; a behind-the-scenes tour of The Petersen Automotive Museum, featur-

ing more than 150 rare and classic cars, trucks and motorcycles; and a private tour of the new Mullin Automotive Museum, which celebrates the art deco movement and specializes in spectacular French automobiles. Included with the winning ticket is a $3,000 travel allowance for airfare and hotel accommodations arranged through AAA Cincinnati. Raffle tickets for the Ultimate L.A. Car Experience package are on sale now at or can be bought by calling 3211951. The winning ticket will be drawn at the Ault Park Concours awards ceremony; winner need not be present to win. The Ault Park Concours d’ Elegance will be Sunday, June 10, at Cincinnati’s historic Ault Park.

RELIGION Christ Church Cathedral

Shiloh Roby, associate director of music at Christ Church Cathedral in Cincinnati, Ohio, will give an organ recital at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the cathe-


dral. The free concert is part of a series on third Sundays October through May, which are co-sponsored by the Cincinnati chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Shiloh Roby is a native of Staun-

ton, Virginia. He studied organ with Stephen Cooksey and J. Thomas Mitts and percussion with Eugenia Burkett at Shenandoah University, where he earned dual bachelor degrees in music and business. He

graduated magna cum laude. He completed a master’s degree at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied music theory with Kip Wile and Thomas Benjamin. He also studied

organ with Donald Sutherland and held one of the two fellowships in ear-training. In 2007, he departed for the United Kingdom, where he served as organ scholar at Truro Cathedral in Cornwall. This was followed by a year of serving as organ scholar at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the national cathedral of Ireland. Shiloh returned to the United




LEGAL NOTICE In accordance with provisions of the State Law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entito satisfy an tled owner and/or manager’s lien of the goods hereinafter described and stored at the Uncle Bob’s Self Storage location(s) listed below. And, due notice being given, to the owner of said property and all parties known to claim an interest therein, and th time specified in such notice for payment of such havthe expired, ing goods will be sold at public auction at the stated below location(s) to the highest bidder or otherwise disposed of on Monday, April 23, 2012, 1:00PM, 2950 Robertson Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45209, 513-631-0290. Jenice Marko 4308 Adams Rd Cinti, OH 45242 Furniture, boxes, appliances, TV’s or stereo equip. Rosemond Charise 1712 Hewitt Ave Cinti, OH 45207 Boxes, bags, tires. 3441 Collier Gerry Wilson Avenue, Cin45229 OH cinnati, goods, Household furniture, boxes, sporting goods, tools, appliances, tv’s or stereo equip, office machines/equip, account records. Burbridge Jonathan 11900 White Bluff Rd #1507 Savannah, GA Household 31419 goods, boxes. Lori Clark 2317 SecCincinnati, tion Rd OH 45237 Furniture, boxes Clifford Bush 4427 Brazzee St Cincinatti, OH 45209 Furniture, boxes, appliances D.A. Welco Services, LLC 2692 Madison Rd #169 Cinti, OH 45208 Boxes, tools, appliances, construction equip, other Karen Tugrul 565 Missouri Ave #1 Cinti, OH 45226 Boxes, furniture, household goods 6119 Durkin Harry Tulane Rd Cincinnati, OH 45212 Furniture, boxes, clothes 95697

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States in 2009 to accept a position as director of music at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Holliston, Massachusetts. He moved to Cincinnati in December 2010 to join the cathedral staff. Music Live at Lunch, Christ Church Cathedral’s weekly concert series, will feature the following performers in April. These free concerts are presented on Tuesday at 12:10 p.m. Patrons may bring their lunch or buy one at the cathedral for $5. Christ Church Cathedral is located at 318 E. Fourth Street, downtown Cincinnati. All performances are in the Centennial Chapel unless listed as being in the cathedral nave. For more information, call 621-1817. April schedule: »April 17: Elliott Duo: Percussion & flute »April 24: Colleen Braid, violist, & Donald A. Hurd, pianist: Music of Rick Sowash For more information, call (513) 621-1817, or go to

Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church

Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church has a reputation for bringing world-class musicians to the Queen City with its annual Organ Concert Series. This year marks the eighth season. The final concert of the season will be April 22, featuring Douglas Cleveland, organ professor at the University of Washington and director of music at Plymouth Church in Seattle. All concerts begin promptly at 4 p.m. with doors opening no later than 3 p.m. The series has attracted standing room only audiences. The concerts are free and open to the public. There is a reception following each concert to meet the artist. There is a reception following each concert to meet the artist. The church is at 1345 Grace Ave.; 871-1345.

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

Trinity Community Church

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

Village Church of Mariemont

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



POLICE REPORTS CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2 Arrests/citations Allison Roettgers, born 1992, possession of an open flask, 3424 Erie Ave., March 17. Andrew Hughes, born 1984, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., March 19. Anthony W. Brown, born 1966, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., March 19. Christopher Rhodes, born 1985, assault, burglary, 5741 Bramble Ave., March 23. Damien Vollmer, born 1985, receiving stolen property, 3880 Paxton Ave., March 21. David W. Alspaugh, born 1964, disorderly conduct, 3522 Erie Ave., March 17. Frank Joseph Cannon, born 1950, possession of an open flask, 3616 Amberson Ave., March 17. Frank Sheldon, born 1977, drug abuse, 4118 Jora Lane, March 24. Hewitt J. Cooper, born 1982, falsification, 2834 Madison Road, March 19. Jeffrey Hatton, born 1975, domestic violence, theft under $300, 4499 Eastern Ave., March 25. Jerome Shade, born 1960, assault, 1243 William H. Taft Road, March 19. Jomar Harris, born 1992, domestic violence, 5627 Bramble Ave., March 21. Kevin O. Palmer, born 1965, domestic violence, 6208 Prentice St., March 21. Marla J. Brady, born 1979, possession of an open flask, 3500 Erie Ave., March 17. Melinda Bailey, born 1969, forgery, 6109 Webbland Place, March 22. Rebecca M. Roettgers, born

1961, possession of an open flask, 3424 Erie Ave., March 17. Robert Womble, born 1987, aggravated armed robbery, felonious assault, 6101 Desmond St., March 19. Robin Lee, born 1985, theft $300 to $5000, 2624 Victory Pkwy., March 24. Scott A. Deming, born 1985, theft under $300, 3880 Paxton Ave., March 21. Scott M. Bailey, born 1977, forgery, 3295 Erie Ave., March 22. Terrance Pope, born 1988, possession of drugs, 6012 Madison Road, March 16. Thomas Jasper, born 1989, city or local ordinance violence, 3500 Erie Ave., March 17. Thomas Johnson, born 1957, criminal trespassing, 3086 Madison Road, March 24. Thomas Norman Jr., born 1978, receiving stolen property, 3880 Paxton Ave., March 21. Tricia Ann Cronin, born 1986, possession of an open flask, 3601 Amberson Ave., March 17.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated armed robbery 2950 Robertson Ave., March 17. Aggravated menacing 3930 Eastern Ave., March 17. 4818 Ravenna St., March 21. Assault 2488 Madison Road, March 20. 4219 Marburg Ave., March 17. 5050 Madison Road, March 22. 5560 Montgomery Road, March 21. 5720 Carothers St., March 17. 5915 Ridge Ave., March 22. 6011 Madison Road, March 17. Breaking and entering 2019 Madison Road, March 20. 3005 Springer Ave., March 16. 3704 Hyde Park Ave., March 19. 5583 Ridge Ave., March 18. Burglary

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. 1222 William Howard Taft Road, March 20. 4012 Whetsel Ave., March 21. 413 Stanley Ave., March 20. 4455 Erie Ave., March 16. 4832 Stewart Ave., March 21. 778 Delta Ave., March 19. Criminal damaging/endangering 2704 Cypress Way, March 16. 2946 Minot Ave., March 16. 3613 Marburg Ave., March 21. 3890 Isabella Ave., March 22. 4117 34th Ave., March 19. 5508 Stewart Ave., March 17. 5724 Carothers St., March 17. 5727 Carothers St., March 21. Domestic violence Reported on Lester Road, March 19. Reported on Prentice Street, March 21. Endangering children 3315 Orion Ave., March 21. Robbery 3872 Paxton Ave., March 18. Theft 1118 Delta Ave., March 18. 1228 Meriweather Ave., March 18. 1980 Madison Road, March 19. 2037 Madison Road, March 17. 2721 Hyde Park Ave., March 16. 2747 Erie Ave., March 22.

3426 Cardiff Ave., March 21. 3700 Hyde Park Ave., March 17. 3708 Eastern Ave., March 20. 3708 Hyde Park Ave., March 17. 3862 Paxton Ave., March 21. 3880 Paxton Ave., March 16. 4004 Erie Court, March 21. 4027 Eastern Ave., March 21. 4205 Red Bank Expressway, March 23. 4825 Marburg Ave., March 18. 4825 Marburg Ave., March 19. 4825 Marburg Ave., March 19. 4825 Whetsel Ave., March 19. 5604 Madison Road, March 23. 6730 Roe St., March 17.

COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Joshua Stayton, 26, 5664 Montgomery Road, operating vehicle intoxicated at Interstate 71, March 24. Tara Johnson, 40, 1827 Elm Ave., criminal trespassing at 3340 Highland Ave., March 22.

Amy Milner, 33, 2910 Mingon Ave., theft at 3400 Highland Ave., March 24. Tony Buckley, 42, 3730 Lleuellyn, theft at 3400 Highland Ave., March 24. Robert Shively, 24, 7554 Wooster Pike, operating vehicle intoxicated at 7300 Wooster Pike, March 17. Chastity Hamilton, no age given, 1218 Greenup Street, operating vehicle intoxicated at U.S. 50, March 19.

Incidents/investigations Theft $800 removed at 5300 Kennedy Ave., March 21.

FAIRFAX Arrests/citations Dustin C. Bowcock, 24, 243 Main St., driving under suspension, March 16. Leonard W. O'Brien, 49, 844 Center St., driving under suspension, March 16. Billy Masur, 21, 3717 Lonsdale Ave., obstructing official business, March 18. Jamaar Byrd, 19, 6322 Bancroft Ave., trafficking in drugs, obstructing official business, March 20. Eric Baker, 24, 6208 Bancroft Ave., drug paraphernalia, March 20. Alan Vannatter, 48, 3902 Kerr Ave., income tax violation, March 22. Iesha Chambers, 20, 1201 Franklin Ave. No. 17, theft, March 22.

Incidents/investigations Theft Merchandise taken from Walmart; $165 at 4000 Red Bank Road, March 5. Gasoline not paid for at Speedway; later paid for at 6203 Wooster Pike, March 7. Employee took merchandise from Walmart; $54 at 4000 Red Bank Road, March 9. Fishing gear taken from Walmart; $70 at 4000 Red Bank Road, March 9. Home theater system taken from Walmart; $198 at 4000 Red Bank Road, March 11. Groceries taken from Walmart; $208 at 4000 Red Bank Road, March 13. Female stated credit card used with no authorization at 3996 Germania Ave., March 17. DVDs, etc. taken from Walmart; $135 at 4000 Red Bank Road, March 17. DVDs, etc. taken from Walmart; $50 at 4000 Red Bank Road, March 19. DVDs taken from Walmart; $105 at 4000 Red Bank Road, March 21. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $19 at 4000 Red Bank Road, March 21. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $73 at 4000 Red Bank Road, March 21. Purse taken from shopping cart at Walmart at 4000 Red Bank Road, March 22. I-phone taken from shopping cart at Walmart at 4000 Red Bank Road, March 23.


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ND Club to celebrate 40 Hospice encourages advance directives years of co-education They’ll be “shaking down the thunder” in true Fightin' Irish fashion April 27 when alumni, friends and supporters of the University of Notre Dame gather to celebrate the 40th anniversary of co-educaDuffy tion at the University during the Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati’s annual Universal NoSister John tre Dame Night. The event, which is open to the public, will be at the Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center in Norwood (5440 Moeller Ave., parking lot entrance off Montgomery Road) and will begin with dinner-by-the-bite from 6 7 p.m., followed by the program. Tickets, which must be bought by April 20, are $25 and include beer, wine and soft drinks. They may be purchased online on the club website,, or by mail. For more information, contact Jamie Eifert at (513) 703-5107. Special guests for the evening will be Dolly Duf-

fy, executive director of the Notre Dame Alumni Association, who will offer an update on the University and the latest news from campus, and Sr. John Miriam Jones, SC, former associate provost at Notre Dame, who will share the history of the decision to go co-ed and her own personal recollections as the university official who directed the transition. As part of the club’s community service mission and to kick off the NDAA’s Hesburgh Month of Service which is held each May in honor of University president emeritus, The Rev. Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, attendees are encouraged to bring new and used books for children and teens from ages 418. The club will collect books throughout the month of May and donate them to the LeBlond Boys & Girls Club in Over-theRhine. "This extends our longstanding relationship with LeBlond,” said the club’s community service chair, Paul Dillenburger, “and supporting the reading program at the Boys & Girls Club is a great way to add to the celebration of coeducation.” For more information, visit the club website at

If my father were in a coma, how can I be sure that I will make the treatment decisions he would want for himself? When is the right time to make my end-of-life wishes known to my family? It’s never too early to ask these important questions, and National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) April16 is the perfect time to start the conversation with your loved ones. Crossroads Hospice invites the community to learn more about advance care planning and to complete advance directives, a free document that specifies a person’s end-of-life

be forced to make a life-altering decision for a loved one,” Cindee Tresslar, executive director of Crossroads Hospice in Cincinnati. “These decisions are among the hardest to make, and should not be determined at the time of a crisis. On National Healthcare Decisions Day, we encourage all adults to communicate their end-of-life wishes with loved ones through an advance directive.” Advance care directives allow people to name someone to speak on their behalf if they are no longer able. The document spells out what types of treatments a person wants and

healthcare wishes to loved ones and healthcare providers. Ohio’s advance directive and guidelines are available online anytime at nhdd. Only one in four Americans has an advance directive in place, according to the American Medical Association. That’s why Crossroads Hospice is among more than 1,000 national, state and community organizations participating in NHDD, a movement started in April 2008 to raise awareness of the importance of communicating and documenting healthcare decisions. “One in four people will

when to choose other options such as hospice care, which focuses on improving the quality of terminally ill patients’ lives. Crossroads Hospice is committed to being at the forefront of the hospice care industry, to continually shape the way end-oflife care is viewed and administered. The mission of Crossroads Hospice is to provide highly unique, comprehensive, and compassionate hospice services to persons experiencing a life-limiting illness and to their caregivers. For more information visit

COMMENDED CENTER State Rep.Peter Stautberg (R-34th District) presents a House commendation to Hyde Park Health Center in celebration of the facility's 50 years of providing high-quality health care services to the community. Stautberg presented the commendation at a re-dedication event in the Terrance Auditorium. THANKS TO SHANNON BOSTON

Dwight Lenox

and the Lenox Avenue Express Jazz and Dance Band

April 14, 2012 | 8:00 p.m.


GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy

Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places

Scrap for $$$$ •Cars

(Bring as is with transmission & motor)

$10 in advance $15 at the door

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You hold the keys to hope for your neighbors in need Proceeds from cars, trucks, motorcycles and RVs donated to St. Vincent de PaulCincinnati provide food, furniture, rent, utilities and free prescription medication to families in need in your neighborhood. Giving is easy and you may qualify for a tax deduction.

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them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit email League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter needs volunteers 16-and-older to help socialize cats and 18-and-older to socialize and walk dogs. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs.


Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Call 621-7323 or email Jayne Martin Dressing,

To submit your volunteer needs for this column, either email areeves@community, fax 248-1938, or mail the information to: Volunteers, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio, 45140.

Hrs: M-F: 7am-4pm | Sat: 8am-Noon

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Casual and Formal Dining. Please call Jason Lenczicki at the Club for Membership Information or to sign up for our Open House on SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2012 from 1:00—4:00 p.m. Come for a free lunch, tours of the Clubhouse and 9 Holes of Golf.

RESERVATIONS NECESSARY. Call 831-3384 for reservations.



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