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Should Oakley pub plans be kilt? The Twisted Kilt is raising questions By Forrest Sellers

OAKLEY — The Oakley Community Council may be having second thoughts on its approval of a Scottish-themed pub. In December, architectural designer Dave Evans presented a design plan for the Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery, which would be located in the Oakley Station development. Council voted in favor of recommending approval of the building plan as proposed at the meeting. Dave Schaff, board vice president of the Oakley Community Council, said since then some concerns have been expressed about the establishment. “Questions have arisen as it pertains to the family-friendliness of Tilted Kilt,” he said. The establishment’s website said it was “conceived to be a contemporary, Celtic-themed sports Pub staffed with beautiful servers in sexy plaid kilts and matching plaid bras.” Mark Rogers, owner of Habits Cafe and the 20th Century


Theater, said he has questions regarding the role of the employees. “Do they hire restaurant people or are they hiring entertainers?” he in-

quired. Rogers said he is worried about the impact such an establishment will have. “I certainly don’t think it is representative of the type of business we want to attract to Oakley,” he said. Board member and recording secretary Jeanne Savona said council rescinded its support of Tilted Kilt during a board meeting in December that occurred after the community council meeting. However, she said the city has already approved the development plan for the pub and “there was not to be any further action on our part.” “When we first gave approval it was billed as a sports bar,” she said. “Digging a little bit, some on council found out that it was an entertainment venue.” Neither Schaff nor Savona served on the board at the time of the decision. Board President Craig Rozen

Some Oakley Community Council members have expressed concerns about the Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery that is expected to be a tenant at Oakley Station. The servers dress in Scottish-themed attire. Although a building plan for the pub was approved in December, some are wondering whether the establishment is appropriate for the area.PROVIDED

has taken a neutral stance on the matter. “I welcome development in Oakley that supports the community,” he said. “However, I don’t think it’s within my right to dictate my opinions on other

individuals.” During the December Oakley Community Council meeting, Steve Dragon, a representative for developer Vandercar Holdings, Inc., said the Tilted Kilt has about 90 restaurants

around the country and that this would be the first one in Cincinnati. It will be located in Oakley Station near Vandercar Way. See KILT, Page A2

Delta Avenue construction starts in Mt. Lookout By Lisa Wakeland

Drivers heading through Mt. Lookout will have to contend with orange barrels and construction crews for months as Delta Avenue gets a major makeover. At the end of March, the city of Cincinnati began work on the “road diet” plan, and the project is expected to be finished by November. In addition to repaving the road from Erie Avenue to Columbia Parkway, driving lanes are being reduced from two in each direction to one in each direction with a center left-turn lane. Plans keep parking on both sides of the street and also include a 5-foot-wide bike lane in either travel direction. Hugo Tostado, who lives on Delta Avenue in Mt. Lookout, said he hasn’t yet been bothered by the construction happening outside his home and thinks the changes will benefit the neighborhood. “So far it looks good, and they’re moving fast,” Tostado said. “Maybe in rush hour there will be more traffic, but (the changes are) good because it will be safer for bicycles.” Though the majority of Delta Avenue would be one travel lane, it will transition back to two lanes as the road approaches Mt. Lookout Square from either direction. When the city first proposed the change last year, some resi-

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Construction crews work on Delta Avenue the morning of April 10. The road will be repaved from Erie Avenue to Columbia Parkway, and travel lanes will be reduced from two in each direction to one in each direction with a center left-turn lane, except around Mt. Lookout Square. This plan also includes adding a 5-foot-wide bike lane in each direction and keeping on-street parking on both sides of the road. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

dents expressed concern about the plan increasing congestion and causing traffic backups throughout the neighborhood. But city officials countered that the “road diet” doesn’t reduce the road’s capacity, and the left-turn lane would make it safer. Also, city officials said, the bike lanes add a buffer between

parked cars and traffic, which could help reduce accidents and make it safer for residents to get in or out of vehicles. Doug Barclay, who lives in Hyde Park and drives on Delta Avenue daily, said he supports the addition of bike lanes, and the changes will make it safer. And Barclay said he doesn’t

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think the project, once complete, will have a big impact on traffic moving through Mt. Lookout. “I’ve never seen Delta overly congested except at the stop lights,” he said. Designated left-turn lanes will be at Observatory and Griest avenues, north of Mt. Lookout Square, and at Golden

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and Kroger avenues on the south side. In addition to the re-striping project, the city plans to install a new traffic signal at the intersection of Delta and Kroger avenues. Follow Lisa Wakeland on Twitter, @lisawakeland.

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Oakley event goes to the dogs

Kilt Continued from Page A1

Oakley Station is a $120 million retail, commercial and residential development. Dragon said it was expected to open in the third quarter of 2014. However, during a recent Oakley Community Council meeting, Rob Smyjunas, chief executive officer and president with Vandercar, said the opening may be delayed. He did not specify why. Schaff said at this point he would like to talk to the operator of the Tilted Kilt directly and get more information.

By Forrest Sellers

OAKLEY — For one day, Oakley Square will be dubbed “Barkley Square.” A number of local businesses will participate in

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the second annual Oakley Pup Crawl on the Square. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 27, in the business district. “What we’re trying to do is create awareness of canine cancer,” said event organizer Chris Pike, who is also vice president of marketing for the National Canine Cancer Foundation. Pike, who is a resident of Mount Lookout, said one in three dogs will be diagnosed with cancer.

He said golden retrievers are especially susceptible. He became involved with the foundation after losing two of his golden retrievers to cancer in 2009. Canine cures can also benefit people, he said about ongoing research. Pike said last year’s Pup Crawl was a big success despite the rainy weather. The event raised about $12,000 for the foundation. The cost is $25 per per-


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herd.” Pike said several contests have been added this year and will be at 2, 3 and 4 p.m. An organization called Recycled Doggies will also have dogs available for those who may not have a pet of their own and would like to participate. Additionally, Pike said people can get a balloon for a $5 donation to honor dogs which have died. The balloons will be displayed in the square. To register click here. For information go to the website Want to know more about what is happening in Oakley? Follow Forrest Sellers on Twitter: @fsellerspress.


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son and $5 per dog. Early registration is encouraged. Those registering early will receive a T-shirt and goody bag. Participants will be given a map with locations of the businesses which are involved including the Oak Tavern, Habir’s Cafe and King Arthur’s Court as well as an identification bracelet. A number of the businesses will have discounts on food and drinks for those joining the Pup Crawl. Vendors will be set up at the Geier Esplanade. “Anything that brings people to Oakley Square is great,” said Oakley Community Council board member Jason Wilcoxon. “My family is excited. We plan on bringing our German shep-


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Chris Pike, shown with his golden retriever Bolt, has organized the second annual Oakley Pup Crawl to raise awareness about canine cancer. The event will be Sunday, April 27, in the Oakley business district. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Volunteers are needed for clean-ups in neighborhoods Community Press staff report

A handful of Great American Clean Up events are scheduled for Saturday, April 26. » The Columbia Tusculum, East End and Linwood community councils are looking for volunteers to help pick up litter and beautify the neighborhoods on Saturday, April 26. Volunteers should meet at 9 a.m. in the parking lot on Eastern Avenue directly behind Anytime Fitness

to clean up the sidewalks on Eastern Avenue between Delta Avenue and Airport Road, the two pedestrian tunnels on Eastern and Walworth avenues, and help seal the community mural on Columbia Parkway. Water, disposable gloves, garbage bags, Tshirts and lunch will be provided to volunteers. Supplies are limited, and participants are asked to bring extra gardening gloves, brooms, blowers or landscaping tools to help. » Volunteers can also

help clean up along Riverside Drive and should meet at the LeBlond Rec Center, 2335 Riverside Drive, between 8:30 and 9 a.m. to receive assignments. Disposable gloves, trash bags and bottled water will be provided. » The Cincinnati Parks are also looking for volunteers to help from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 26, to remove invasive species like honeysuckle and garlic mustard, plant trees, mulch and pick up litter. Two are scheduled for Alms Park, off Tusculum

Avenue, and California Woods Nature Preserve, which is on Kellogg Avenue. Contact volunteer coordinator Sarah Scmalz at 421-4086 or to help. » The Mt. Lookout Community Council also needs volunteers from 9 a.m. to noon to help clean up and beautify the neighborhood. Participants should meet in Mt. Lookout Square, at the intersection of Delta and Linwood avenues.

Volunteers are wanted to help with the Great American Clean Up in Columbia Tusculum, East End and Linwood. The Cincinnati Parks also needs help at Alms Park and California Woods. FILE PHOTO

BRIEFLY Spaghetti dinner

The MariElders, a nonprofit senior center in Mariemont, is hosting a spaghetti dinner from 5-8 p.m. Friday, April 25. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3.50 for children under 10. In addition to the dinner, there will be a DJ, raffle baskets and face painting at the Farifax Recreation Center, 5903 Hawthorne Ave. Tickets can be purchased in advance from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the MariElders Center, 6923 Madisonville Road, or at the door. Call 271-5588 for more information.

Improvement loans

Hamilton County homeowners can borrow money to repair or remodel homes or rental proper-

ties. The Hamilton County Home Improvement Program loans money at interest rates 3 percent below the lowest rates banks typically offer. Loans can be used for everything from bathrooms and kitchen remodeling to room additions or decks. Find a full list of participating communities and program details online at

non-resident who has made significant contributions to the community through a business redevelopment, non-profit organization or other means. Send a short description and contact information to hydeparkcouncil Winners will be honored at the Hyde Park Neighborhood Council annual meeting Thursday, May 8.

Person of the Year

Local police departments will accept unused and expired over-thecounter or prescription medicine from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26. Drugs may not be delivered prior to the events, which are at the Mariemont Police Department, 6907 Wooster Pike, and the Terrace Park Police Department, 428 Elm Ave.

The Hyde Park Neighborhood Council is looking for nominations for the Person of the Year and Community Builders. The Hyde Park Person of the Year is a Hyde Park resident who has done admirable volunteer service to the community. The Community Builder award goes to a resident or

Drug take-back

These take-back days help keep discarded drugs out of water supplies and prevent prescription drug abuse.

Yard waste

The city of Cincinnati has resumed its yard waste collection for residents on a bi-weekly schedule that matches the “green” and “gold” recycling weeks. » Residents should use cans with lids that are clearly labeled as “yard waste” or paper lawn and leaf bags. » Bundles of branches and brush should be cut into lengths no longer than 48 inches and be ties with a cloth string. » Bags and bundles cannot exceed 40 pounds and should be set next to trash and recycling carts at the curb.


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Terrace Park students head to Olympics

Recently, fourth, fifth and sixth grade students at Terrace Park Elementary have been to a number of museums and are preparing to make a trip to the Olympics – all during their Learning Lab time at the end of each day. Learning Lab is an enrichment period where students use their research, problemsolving and creative skills to complete a variety of cross-curricular projects throughout the year. Earlier this month, students, parents and teachers visited “museum” sites set up in classrooms where students displayed their “Museum of Mystery” projects based on their in-

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vestigation of a mystery of their choice. Projects included student created optical illusion drawings, buried treasure research and maps, poetry about Stonehenge and a play about Haley’s Comet. Now students are using the principles of engineering in our very own “Engineering Olympics.” Teams will compete in events that require them to build a tower using straws, design a “break proof” package for a water balloon, construct a bridge from toothpicks and create the fastest mini-bobsled on a rain gutter track. Learning Lab projects are a hit with the students. Fifth grader Ben Rouse comments,

Terrace Park Elementary School students Hayden Mills, left, Samantha Flerlage, Brett Babcock, McLain Le May and Ben Rouse display recent Learning Lab projects. THANKS TO JOSEPHINE MCKENRICK

“It’s really fun and cool to be able to research things like the

Bermuda Triangle!” Hayden Mills agrees and he is looking

forward “to getting to build things” during the Olympics.


Two students in the Great Oaks’ Mariemont High School Business Satellite program scored among the top business students nationwide on rigorous exams to test their business knowledge. Receiving top scores were Dylan Battison who tied for second on the Business Economics exam and Paige Barrett scoring third on the Principles of Business exam. The exams are part of the school’s High School of Business program, a national accelerated business administration program. Students participating in High School of Business complete real, hands-on business projects through a series of six courses. The program also includes observational internships, opportunities to earn college credit and local oversight via a steering team of college faculty, business professionals and school personnel.


» The following Cincinnati residents graduated from Miami University during fall commencement: Luke Mossbarger, Peter Shadix, Colin Kaczynski, Jackson Pogue, Courtney Ryan and Mollie O’Neil. » James Reising of Hyde Park recently received an associate of arts from Oxford College of Emory University. He was also recently named to the honor list.

A team of students from the Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State wins a bronze medal for its third place showing in the recent Student American Culinary Federation state competition at Hocking College. Chef Danny Bungenstock of Erlanger, left, served as team manager this year. Student members of the MCI team are, from left after Burgenstock, team captain Brandon Fortener, a Mariemont resident; Evan Hartman, from Milford; Patrick Kenyon, a Florence, Ky., resident; Erik Bentz, from Maineville; and Kevin Bell, a Cincinnati resident. THANKS TO ROBERT WHITE


Dean’s list

» Andy Wittry of Terrace Park was named to the Dean's List of Indiana University for his third straight semester, as well as being named an IU Founders Scholar. Wittry also serves as the sports editor of the Indiana Daily Student, the independent, student-run daily publication of Indiana University. » Bryan Bedacht of Cincinnati is on the fall dean’s list at Loyola University Maryland. » Hyde Park residents Margaret Lazarus and Dean Quaranta are on the fall dean’s list at Emory College. » Sarah Mae Selnick and Katerina Settle of Cincinnati are on the winter dean’s list at Washington and Lee University. » Tyler Poirier of Cincinnati is on the fall dean’s list at Drake University.

President’s list

On the president’s list at Miami University are Cincinnati residents Elizabeth Arington, Lucien Turner, Elizabeth Seltman, Maxwell Belza, Margaret Tomczak and Margaret Carney.

The Seven Hills School boasts six National Merit Finalists: Brian Hu of Symmes Township, Angie Li; Andrew Ligeralde, Panos Skoufalos, Ben Sorscher of Camp Dennison and Greg Sun. Of the approximately 1.5 million students who take the PSAT in October of their junior year, only about 1 percent become National Merit Finalists, according to Seven Hills Assistant Head of School Susan Marrs. Finalists are eligible to receive a $2,500 scholarship and corporate-sponsored Achievement Scholarship awards. THANKS TO BARBARA HEPP


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Mariemont lacrosse guns for repeat state title By Scott Springer and Mark D. Motz

HAMILTON COUNTY — The nets are out and the lacrosse lines are drawn on area fields. The following is a rundown of schools competing in the Eastern Hills Journal coverage area.


» The Warriors achieved a dream in 2013, winning the Division II boys state championship. Head coach Steve Peterson isn’t ready to wake up just yet, either. “We’ve pretty much picked up where we left off last year,” he said. “All the key kids in the skill positions are back and we have high expectations again.” Understandably so with the state tournament defensive and offensive players of the year returning in senior goalie Sam Long and senior attack Macko Saffin. They serve as co-captains with along classmates Cal Fries (attack) and Dalton Osgood (defender). Junior attack Connor Bortz also returns to bolster the offense. “We have no sophomores on our varsity team,” Peterson said. “We have 11 seniors who are multi-sport athletes. We have high-level kids. It’s a coach’s dream. We have a strong JV, but there’s not a lot of room for the sophomores with the number and level of talented upperclassmen we have. We’re trying to make history. It’s never been done in lacrosse, but we want to be the first team at Mariemont to win back-to-back state titles. We have a lot of good competition in our region and they’re all going to be gunning for us. “Then in the state you have teams like DeSales and Watterson in Columbus and Rocky Rover and University School up north. It’s a big challenge, but we’re not afraid of it. We like to say Mariemont lacrosse is about championships and we want to get another one.” Mariemont is on the road against Sycamore April 16 and hosts Lakota West April 17. Sarah Demaio coaches the Mariemont girls team. The Warriors are opened the season with a 14-7 loss against Worthington Kilbourne April 5. The team plays next at home against Lakota West April 16 and is on the road at Seton April 22.

Summit Country Day’s Sarah Mahon (11) plays defense against Sycamore April 25, 2013. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Defenseman Eddie Kunkel, left and goalkeeper Andrew Cook stand guard at practice for Moeller on April 3. SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS


» The Crusaders were 13-7 last year and have a new head coach. Sean McGinnis takes over after recently being at Olentangy Orange in Columbus. On offense Moeller will feature seniors David Sturgis (Robert Morris commit), Brendan King, Collin Rice (John Carroll commit) and junior Jacob Rogan. Defensively, three more future college players are on the prowl with senior Eddie Kunkel (Bellarmine) and juniors Jack Toomb (Robert Morris) and Grant Clark (Siena). Goalkeepers are Andrew Cook and Mitch Neutupski. “There’s a new attitude among the team,” McGinnis said. “We’ve changed up the way we play and made the defense more aggressive. The offense is motion/uptempo, which feeds into our player’s strengths.” A notable loss this season is Sam Hubbard, who has committed to Ohio State for football and is not playing this spring. A year ago, Hubbard was a Notre Dame lacrosse commit.

and Abby Amex serve as captains and play midfield and attack, respectively. Seniors Bailey Majeski and Mary Roeding lend additional experience in the attack. Senior Catherine Corbin suffered a concussion against Mason in the second game of the season - and for the second time in as many years against the Comets - but should recover in time to help the defense. Freshman attack Claire Callhan is the leading scorer to date. She’s joined up front by sophomore Maggie Sullivan. Sophomore Katie Koesterman is a second-year starter in the midfield, while junior Nat Souleyette defends in front of sophomore keeper Mazee McCloy. “We’re trying to play an uptempo game,” Graham said. “They’re fit, they’re fast and they’re distributing the ball very well. It’s a welcome sight in the girls’ game. We want to play exciting lacrosse, not just control the ball.” Graham said he expects the GGCL to be a four-team race with his team, Ursuline, MND and Seton all in contention for the league title. SUA opened the season 3-4 with wins against Anderson, Mercy and Seven Hills in the early going. The Bulldogs are on spring break this week and return to action April 24 with a road game at Milford. The next GGCL match is April 29 at Seton.

Mariemont High School is the defending Division II state champion in boys lacrosse. The Warriors are aiming for a repeat in 2014. THANKS TO MARIEMONT HIGH SCHOOL

The coach’s Columbus ties are evident as Moeller has already played Worthington Kilbourne and Thomas Worthington and travel to Upper Arlington April16. The difficult schedule also includes Detroit Country Day at Moeller April 26 and another road contest at Dubline Jerome May 9.

Mount Notre Dame

» Coach Russell Mackey’s Cougars are coming off a 14-3

season (6-0 GGCL) season in 2013 that saw them finish as No. 8 in Ohio Division I. Another league title in 2014 would make it three in a row for MND. The Cougars return six starters in seniors Moriah Flynn and Molly McGeeney and juniors Rachel Rein, Sam DeVore, Ali Wiethe and Jess Burris. Sophomore Kelsey Beitman is also expected to contribute. Flynn is MND’s all-time leading scorer and is headed to play

at Marquette. “Moriah has scored 170 varsity goals in her two and a quarter years,” Mackey said. “She’s one of the area’s prolific players.” Senior McGreevey is slated to play at Grand Valley State and other Cougars are exploring options. Junior Rein has turned into one of the better players in southern Ohio despite not playing the game until two years ago. The speedy Cougars also feature five U.S. Lacrosse All-Academic players. “We have the ability to score and are conditioned better than in past years,” Mackey said of the current season. Ahead for Mount Notre Dame is an April 29 game at McAuley.

St. Ursula Academy

» The Bulldogs have a new head coach in Todd Graham, who had been an assistant with a team that went 10-8-1 last season. He returns eight, including four senior starters, to a roster of 19 varsity players. Seniors Mary Cate McIntyre

» The Stinger boys went 9-11 last season and graduated eight seniors. Only one of them was a starter, though, so head coach Nick Griewe has a solid core returning. He also has improved the numbers - 35 players in the program up from 19 last season - to the point where Seven Hills will field both a JV and a varsity team for the first time. Sophomore Georgie Fovel scored five goals in the season opener and leads the offense with junior Andrew Head. Juniors Jackson Callow, Tucker Robinson and Chas Gregory patrol the midfield. Senior Trey Hoffman anchors the defense with junior Stefan Antonsson in front of three-year starter and captain junior George Karamanoukin in the goal. “Our style of play is very smooth, very controlled offensive sets,” Griewe said. We can run out on fast breaks, but we prefer to control the ball. We pride ourselves on winning face offs, ground balls and time of possession.” Nick is just one of three Griewe boys on the staff; his two brothers are are assistant coaches. On the girls side, Susan Robinson’s team went 5-11 last season. She has 21 players out this year, including eight freshman, and returns eight players with some experience. Senior midfielder Ellie Wilson broke her foot in the first game and will miss the rest of the season, but three other seniors bring plenty of experience. Co-captains Emily Addy (midfield/attack) and Katie Hickenlooper (defender) join classmate Hadeiya Harrigan (goal) as team leaders. Junior attack Maggie Gosiger is the top returning scorer; she plays alongside fellow junior Corie Kirkwood, who can also play in the midfield. Sophomore Claire Stewart returns in the midfield. “The really nice thing about See LACROSSE, Page A7



Mariemont seeks athletic hall of fame nominations The Mariemont High School Athletic Department is now accepting nominations for the Doc Kusel Athletic Hall of Fame. Former Mariemont High School athletes, coaches and school administrators are considered for induction, as well as individuals with a long record of service to the athletic department. For-

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my team is even the freshmen have some good experience,” Robinson said. “They’ve played on the youth level and that helps us.” The Stingers opened the season with losses to Division I schools Loveland and St. Ursula Academy, but Robinson said she expect good things for the spring. “They understand the importance of transition,” she said. “They’re learning to be aggressive on the ground balls. We have pretty good speed on the attack and we’re pretty good defensively.”

Summit Country Day

» Head coach Pat Collura’s boys team lost to eventual state champion Mariemont in the 2013 Division II regional semifinals last season playing with a seniorheavy offense and a young defense. This year the 19-man Silver Knights look just the opposite. “Absolutely our strength is our defense,” Collura said. “All those kids who were young last year are the veterans now. And it’s the offense that’s new this year. We should keep people out of the nets, but we graduated more than 100 goals from last year and we’re going to have to figure out a way to get into the goal ourselves.” Senior Alex Vance - a University of Dayton recruit in football - returns as a captain and defender, where he is joined by juniors Cole Bush, Alex Sigman and Chase Lyle. Junior goalie Hank Seltman moves into the starting job after playing as a backup last season. Senior Stewart Seltman returns from a wrestling injury and will be the face-off man for Summit. Senior attack Sebastian Bohlke moves into a starting slot, while classmates Austin Northern and Eric Wenzel man the midfield. Keep an eye on freshman Nick Carceri, who could emerge as a star in the midfield. Collura tabbed Seven Hills as the team to beat in the Miami Valley Conference. Summit notched its first win of the season with a 17-0 shutout of Cincinnati Country Day April 4, but lost 7-4 to the Stingers the next day. The Silver Knights next game is scheduled for April 19 at home against Lakota East. On the girls side, second-year head coach Alex Thurner’s club went 8-8-1 last season, graduating seven play-

mer student athletes who are considered for nomination must have a minimum of five years elapse from their high school graduation. The Doc Kusel Athletic Hall of Fame is named after long-time athletic director and coach of Mariemont High School. Started in 1971, the names of the annual Hall of Fame class are displayed on the ers, including five starters. Senior captains Rebecca Stromberg (center) and Sarah Mahon (attack) will provide the leadership for a smallish team of 16 players. Sophomore Sydney Beckmeyer provides much of the talent and scoring. She’s already verbally committed to play at James Madison University and leads the team with 29 points in six games so far this season. Junior Annie Rose also returns in the midfield. “All 16 of the players are talented and dedicate,” Thurner said. “But playing three games a week can wear on them as a small team. We’re really working on our fitness, trying to make sure we stay healthy.” Summit opened the season with a 9-5 loss to Mason and a 10-5 defeat against Mount Notre Dame, both Division I schools, but bounced back with four straight wins, including a 19-9 decision over Seven Hills April 8. Summit is on spring break this week and returns to action April 24 at Anderson and faces rival Cincinnati Country Day May 6 on the road.

Walnut Hills

» The Walnut Hills boys were 5-9 in 2013 and enter the spring with a new head coach in Carroll Roberts. Among the Eagles flying to the ball this spring are senior attack Jordan Fuller, junior attack Alex Ayers, junior attack Theo Baker, junior defender Austin Brown, junior attack/ midfielder Ryan Kurz, junior goalie Sebastian Miller and sophomore attack C.J. Hughes. This will be the Eagles second season as a varsity program. Upcoming games are at Cincinnati Country Day on April 23 and home with Miamisburg April 25. Michael Shea returns for his fifth year as head coach of the Lady Eagles, who finished last season 5-10. Ten starters return and the young squad will feature senior attack Michaela Cornes, junior defender Bailey Greene, junior midfielder Kat Hoff and sophomore midfielders Monica Kruse and Lily Roudebush. “We have a quality core of returning and supporting players,” Shea said. “We’re in our fifth season as a school sport and will be playing our second season as a Division I program. The team has excellent camaraderie and chemistry and is looking forward to a great season.” Walnut Hills will host Lebanon at Marx Stadium April 17.

Kusel Stadium concourse, and the inductees’ pictures and accomplishments are displayed in the high school’s Hall of Fame Walkway. Once an individual is nominated for consideration, his or her name will remain on the ballot for subsequent years. The selection committee is comprised of former athletes, former and current

coaches, and other representatives from the community. Nominations should be sent to Athletic Director Tom Nerl at tnerl@mariemontschools. org or to his attention at Mariemont High School, 1 Warrior Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45227. The nomination packet should include the individual’s name, year of

graduation, current contact information, high school athletic and academic achievements, years of participation in athletics and the level of the sport played (varsity, junior varsity, freshmen), as well as verification of any and all league, all-city, all-district or all-state recognition. Verification can include copies or scans of yearbook articles, certifi-

cates, press releases or articles. Deadline for submission for this year’s nominees is May 1, although nominations are accepted throughout the year. The Class of 2014 induction ceremony will take place before the varsity home opening football game against Batavia at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 5, at Kusel Stadium.


» At Wheaton Warrenville (Illinois) April 5, Moeller beat Hilliard Darby 25-20, 25-13. The Crusaders beat Roger Bacon on April 7, 29-27, 25-18, 25-16.

freshman Max Berky won singles. The Crusaders got by Indian Hill April 9 as Morrison, Tepe and Berky swept singles. » Walnut Hills defeat St. Xavier’s “B” squad 4-1 on April 8. Junior Laine Harrett, sophomore Torcado Vaz and junior Chris Friedman swept singles for the Eagles.


Boys lacrosse

By Scott Springer and Mark D. Motz

Boys volleyball

» Clark Montessori beat Seven Hills 5-2 on April 6. Junior Michael Rowe and sophomore Mark Secen had a combined no-hitter. Freshman Jackson Murphy had a pair of doubles and drove in two runs. » Mariemont beat Reading 11-2 at home April 9 and knocked off the Blue Devils 4-2 on the road April 10. The Warriors also beat Finneytown 1-0 April 11 to run their record to 6-2. » Moeller downed St. Xavier 11-1 on April 8 as senior Zach Logue got the win with 4 1/3 no-hit innings. He also was 3-4 at the plate with three runs batted in and three runs scored. » Summit Country Day improved to 6-2 on the season with a 9-6 win over Cincinnati Christian April 11 in the Reds Futures Showcase game, avenging a 7-4 loss to CCS the day before. Summit also picked up a 14-1 win over Lockland April 8 and an 11-3 victory over St. Bernard April 9. » Walnut Hills beat Turpin on April 10, 9-6. Senior Garrett Singley got the win and senior Luc Walker had a double and drove in three runs.

» Walnut Hills beat Alter 13-4. Senior Jordan Fuller had five goals for the Eagles.

Track and field

The following is information not included in the April 9 preview edition. » Seven Hills has 13 boys on the squad, including nine returning athletes. Seniors Jeff Maggio (long jump) and Kyle McKibben (200 meters, high jump) both qualified for the regional meet last season. Also back are juniors Daniel Sauers and Pierce Kieser in the 400 meters. Sophomore Matthew Marquardt leads the

St. Ursula Academy’s Maddie Hancock (1) tried to steal second base, but got tagged out by Ursuline Academy’s Mailey Lorio (15) in the fifth inning of a 2-1 loss April 10.JOSEPH FUQUA II/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

distance runners in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters. “Our strength is in the sprints, the 200, the 4x200 relay,” said head coach Tana Luckie. “We don’t have anyone in the shot put or discus, so we’re going to need our runners and jumpers to do well for us to score.” On the girls side, Luckie has nine athletes, three of whom are returning. Junior Alyana Choo was a regional qualifier in the long jump last season. Also back are sophomore Nia Page in the 400 meters and junior Sydney Jones in the 100. Keep an

eye on freshmen Natalie Choo in the 400 and 800 and Kri Daniel in the sprints and long jump. “Really the rest of the team are freshmen,” Luckie said. “They’re kind of like the boys. The sprint relays are going to be the strength of the team.” The Stingers were scheduled to compete in the CHCA Relays April 15. “I think by the time we get to the league meet and the sectionals we should be pretty good,” Luckie said. “The kids are working hard.”


» Mariemont remains winless at 0-4 after a 31-0 loss to Finneytown April 11. » St. Ursula sandwiched a pair of 1-0 wins over Mount Notre Dame April 9 and McAuley April 11 around a 2-1 loss to Ursuline Acdemy April 10. The Bulldogs are 4-2. » Walnut Hills beat Cincinnati Country Day 6-3 on April 8. Senior Zoe Schack got the win and sophomore Krijn Schwartz was 3-3 with a triple and two runs scored. » Mount Notre Dame blanked Amelia 10-0 on April 8. Senior Gabby Phillips got the win and struck out10. She also was 3-4 with a triple and three runs batted in.

Boys tennis

» Mariemont opened the season with a 3-2 loss to Summit Country Day April 9, but bounced back with a 5-0 sweep of Blanchester April 10 and a 4-1 win over New Richmond April 11. » Moeller swept La Salle 5-0 on April 8. Senior Kevin Morrison, sophomore Michael Tepe and

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CH@TROOM Last week’s question Would you support tolls for a new Brent Spence Bridge if that was the only way to get the bridge replaced?

“Absolutely. I'd support tolls even if there were other options to get it built. Toll roads and bridges are an everyday part of life in many areas of the country. We have somehow been sheltered from this reality. “Tolls are a reasonable way to pay for necessary infrastructure and places the cost on those who actually use it. Put up the toll booths and let's git 'er done!” R.W.J.


“Yes, I definitely would support tolls. I frequently travel in and around Chicago and have not found tolls cumbersome there. “The bridge is unsafe and needs to be replaced. If tolls can move the project forward ASAP I say go for it!” S.J.P.

“Yes - as long as discounted EZ Passes are made available for area residents who use the bridge on a regular basis. As a life-long Cincinnati native I have watched this interstate bridge (one of the busiest in the US) deteriorate under the overuse to which it has been subjected since it opened in November of 1963. “It was obsolete the day the ribbon was cut, it's a vital north/ south commerce and transportation link and if tolls are the only way to get it built then we'll all have to bite the bullet and pitch in (better than paying for the Bengals stadium we were all hijacked into building)! 'Nuff said.” M.M.

“I would support the toll under any circumstances. We travel throughout the U.S., and have never had a problem with "pay to ride". If you use the bridge, you should help pay for it. J.K.

“Yes! The bridge needs to be replaced and tolls make sense to me.” E.E.C.

“Gosh. My Dad always said that the first thing government does for Americans with their hard-earned tax deposits is to have safe roads and efficient bridges for its citizens. Then the other stuff. “Congress, including our scared local reps (scared of losing sacred cow citizen money), are an embarrassment on this issue. No spine, no roads, no bridges. When's the election?” K.P.

“Yes, I grew up in Philadelphia where all the bridges to NJ were toll bridges. Then I lived for a time in Baltimore and found much of the same. “I have been in Cincinnati for many years without tolls and would consider those years 'a gift'. You use it, you pay for it is a better concept to me than our stadium taxes!” M.A.M.

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“Tolls should only be used if the feds make a nationwide policy that they are no longer going to fund ANY bridge replacements ANYWHERE. “Otherwise, when the bridge becomes truly structurally deficient (risk of collapse) as opposed to functionally obsolete (not up to today's standards) they'll have no choice but to pony up money.” P.C.

“I would grudgingly support tolls on the new bridge, provided that would guarantee that there would be no additional tax burden placed upon Hamilton County property owners to pay for the bridge, like they did for the stupid stadiums (especially Paul Brown stadium). “Whomever agreed to the ridiculous terms for financing and maintaining Brown stadium ought to be severely chastised. Tolls would make a modicum of sense on the bridge, but only if the method of collection were E-ZPass style.” M.F.

“Yes, but I am not convinced that tolls are necessary. Tom Brokaw’s book, ‘The Greatest Generation’ speaks of the generation that, among other achievements, built the tollfree Brent Spence Bridge. “Brokaw’s Greatest Generation overcame the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl days, WWII and went forward with the Baby Boom. They were able to build a modest interstate highway bridge over a mediumsized river in the Midwest with no tolls. This was done at the same time President Lyndon Johnson was undertaking the construction of ‘The Great Society.’ “What are succeeding generations doing or failing to do in order to match that achievement? It seems apparent that America is going in the wrong




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“Absolutely NOT! Can you imagine the traffic jams from both sides if this would happen! “Tell Congress to stop giving billions of dollars in foreign aid and keep the monies for projects like this at home!”


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direction and has been for decades, and we cannot see our way to assert ourselves as contenders for the title ‘Greatest Generation.’ We should hang our heads in shame.” R.V.

“Tolls are not the only way to get the bridge built. But imagine turning a third of Covington or a fifth of downtown Cincinnati into the staging area for the cars and trucks that would have to slow down to make the payment. Or put the toll plaza at 275 in Erlanger. Then the new bridge could be much smaller because people would go around the loop.” N.F.

“Yes! All who use the bridge should be happy to pay a toll if that were the only way to get it replaced. Daily users could possibly get a special pass to lessen cost and expedite their cost. “Don't know how OH/KY would divvy up the expense, or how each state's funds are allocated (ie- are I-75 sound barriers in same class with the bridge (and it's safety)?. “Bottom line is this needs to get done ASAP before a possible tragedy strikes, when all (especially those ‘in charge’) will be wringing their hands lamenting the fact that they needed to, but just couldn't, get the bridge replaced years ago!” E.O.C.

“Yes, I do support tolls for a new Brent Spence Bridge. According to all information it seems as though tolling is the only way to get this most important transportation link built. “Those who use the bridge should pay tolls, those who don't wouldn't. It is a fair way to replace and maintain the structure. Tolled roads typically have prepaid passes which are easy to purchase and makes moving through a toll area very easy and smooth. “User fees are fair, charging those who would use the bridge, and leaving those who don't out of the mix.” J.B.

“In an age where nobody seems to want to pay for anything that involves taxes, tolls on the I-75/I-71 bridge makes perfect sense. Let those that use the bridge pay for some of the costs. This should apply to the I-471 and I-275 bridges also.” T.C.

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in ‘Olympics’ of fire sculpture


hile the world watched the Winter Olympics from Russia, another international competition recently took place in Eastern Europe, bringing together the best in the world to represent their country. The World Fire Sculpture Championship was held in Riga, Latvia, in January and featured teams from12 countries, including the United States. University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College Professor David Hartz, a Hyde Park resident, was there to lead the U.S. team in building a large structure that would be placed on fire to create a work of art that lasts only a brief period of time. Fire sculpture is an art form that is gaining in popularity in Europe. It combines art, sculpture, pyrotechnics and woodworking. At the World Championship, each of the 12 teams was given the same materials (40 kilos of straw and a lot of wood, beams ranging in size from 2by-4 to 1-by-4) with instructions that the sculpture cannot be higher than 19.5 feet. The U.S. team did not place among the top three, but the trip was still another great experience for Hartz, who teaches animation, photography and media design in the Electronic Media Department at UC Blue Ash. He says he enjoys the way fire sculpture touches so many of our senses. “I find it an all encompassing medium using the senses of sight, hearing, smell and motion. My experience has taught me to respect fire like a creature I’ve brought to life, choreographed to perform in specific ways and then allowed to die out.” Hartz notes that one of the requirements for being a member of the U.S. Fire Sculpture team is that you need to have a degree in fine art. Hartz has his Master of Fine Arts from Ohio State University and has taught in the Electronic Media program at UC Blue Ash for 12 years. Hartz began experimenting

Images of structures for the fire sculptures at the 2014 World Championship. PROVIDED

with fire sculpture when he was a boy scout. He would build small structures with sticks and leaves and set them on fire, but he emphasizes that he was always extremely careful to use the principles he learned as a scout to make safety the first priority. “I have received consultation from fire departments and talked to them about what I do. Above everything else, I want to make sure that safety comes first when developing any fire sculpture,” Hartz said. “I have seen people burned attempting to work with fire, I do not recommend that anyone try this without proper training.” He earned his pyrotechnics

license in Canada and began competing in fire sculpture competitions about 15 years ago. He won first place in the Pacific Northwest Fire Sculpture Championship in 2000 and represented the U.S. in the first World Fire Sculpture Championship, held in Estonia in 2011. Hartz has also created fire logos for events and organizations, including Fox TV. To see a video of fire sculptures from the World Championship go to the UC Blue Ash YouTube page at To learn more about the Electronic Media program at UC Blue Ash, visit

UC Blue Ash Professor David Hartz at the 2014 World Championship in Latvia. PROVIDED

Hyde Park residents connect to exhibit A

century’s worth of black and white photographs from Cincinnati Museum Center’s collections will provide a window into the Queen City between 1860 and 1960. Look through the photographer’s lens and revisit images that document Cincinnati’s neighborhoods, architecture and people over a century of change and progress in “Treasures in Black & White: Historic Photographs of Cincinnati,” opening April 25 at Cincinnati Museum Center. “The photographs show Cincinnati through the eyes of people from all walks of life and all ages,” says Douglass McDonald, president and CEO of Cincinnati Museum Center. “It really brings back memories and resonates with people and we want them to feel a connection to other Cincinnatians, both past and present, as they view this exhibit.” Dan Hoffheimer, of Hyde Park, is one of those Cincin-

A century's worth of black and white photographs from Cincinnati Museum Center's collections will provide a window into the Queen City between 1860 and 1960 in "Treasures in Black & White: Historic Photographs of Cincinnati," opening April 25. PROVIDED

natians who feels a personal connection to these photographs. One photo depicts the Sabin Clinic at Children’s Hospital where children are lined up to receive the polio vaccine. “Being friends and neigh-

bors with in Clifton with Dr. Sabin and his family, I just took his vaccine for granted, and with little thought I ate the little sugar cube just like everyone in the line in this photograph,” says Hoffheimer, who

sponsored this photograph for the exhibit. Jennifer and Eric Dauer felt a sense of nostalgia upon viewing a photo of the interior of Plum Street Temple in the early1900s. “The historic Plum Street Temple is a source of pride for the Cincinnati Jewish community and for our family,” said Jennifer and Eric Dauer of Hyde Park, who sponsored the photo along with their son, Eli. “Our son is the sixth generation to have the privilege to worship in this beautiful sanctuary.” The exhibit combines more than 65 images with historical artifacts, archival materials and other visual media from Museum Center’s collections to bring this period of Cincinnati’s history to life. The exhibit will take you from the Cincinnati Zoo to Coney Island, from the aftermath of the Civil War to the World War II victory celebration and from the MiamiErie Canal to the city’s flooded streets.

“Treasures in Black & White” is part art and part history exhibit. Florence and Ron Koetters were inspired to sponsor a photograph of a woman photographer from the late 19th century as much for its artistic beauty as its historical importance. “We loved the artistic representation of a wellappointed lady pursuing a socially acceptable occupation for ladies in the late 19th century,” said the Koetters. “The contrasts of darks and lights and the geometric shapes in the foreground and background bring the viewer into the photo with a sharper focus on the subject.” “Treasures in Black & White: Historic Photographs of Cincinnati” is a personal and nostalgic look at Cincinnati between 1860 and 1960, a century that saw dramatic change and progress. The exhibit opens April 25 at Cincinnati Museum Center and runs through October 12. For more information visit


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, APRIL 17 Art Events Third Thursday Artist-in-Action: Karen Trimble Shell, 3 p.m.-8 p.m., Indigenous, 2010 Madison Road, Wine, friends and jewelry. Benefits UCAN. Free. 513-321-3750; O’Bryonville.

Art Exhibits Juried Exhibition, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Original art works submitted by women artists. 513-272-3700; Mariemont. Cliff Schwandner Paintings, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 2005 1/2 Madison Road, First-ever exhibition of paintings by Schwandner. Through May 15. 513-321-5200. O’Bryonville. Best of Class, noon-8 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., gallery One One. Miami University Graphic Design Student Show. Through May 2. 513-321-0206; Oakley. Atmosphere, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Miller Gallery, 2715 Erie Ave., Works capture magic of mood and resonant ambiance in ethereal landscapes, sunny outdoor cafes, dreamy windowscapes, coastal scenes, flowering fields and more, crafted in variety of styles. Exhibit continues through April 25. Through April 25. 513-871-4420; Hyde Park.

Exercise Classes

three hunts, each with mass start, to gather as many eggs as possible. Eggs contain tickets for prizes or candy. Ages 18 and up. $2. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 513-4740003; Anderson Township.

Shopping Third Thursday Benefit Wine Walk, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Indigenous, 2010 Madison Road, Shop local jewelry, arts and crafts. Benefits UCAN. Free admission. 513-3213750; O’Bryonville.


Easter Brunch, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., A Touch of Elegance, 5959 Kellogg Ave., Beef tenderloin, honeyglazed ham, fish, chicken, vegetarian entrees. Traditional breakfast with goetta and smoked salmon and desserts. Baby chick display. After brunch, all chicks donated to Parkey’s Farm so children can watch them grow. $23.95, $20.25 seniors, $16 ages 4-10, free ages 3 and under. Reservations required. 513-2312312; California.

Art Exhibits

Support Groups


Caregiver Support Group, 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., Guadelupe Room. To support caregivers of elderly or disabled parents (relatives). Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Catholic Charities SouthWestern Ohio. 513-929-4483; caregivers. Anderson Township.

Art Exhibits

FRIDAY, APRIL 18 Art Exhibits Juried Exhibition, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 513-272-3700; Mariemont. Cliff Schwandner Paintings, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 513-321-5200. O’Bryonville. Best of Class, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 513-3210206; Oakley. Atmosphere, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Miller Gallery, 513-871-4420; Hyde Park.

Beginner Taoist Tai Chi Class, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays., Oakley Recreation Center, 3882 Paxton Ave., Internal arts and methods incorporate stretching and turning into sequence of movements that improve health of body, mind and spirit. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA. 513-3046055; Oakley. Balance & Strength Exercises, 12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m., Summerside Woods, 5484 Summerside Road, Move to music through variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Call for pricing. Presented by SilverSneakers Flex. 513-4786783. Summerside. Zumba Fitness with Sue, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, Burn calories, sculpt your body and have a blast. $5. 513-379-4900; Anderson Township.

Vine and Dine, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Michael and Jill Denton performing., The Art of Entertaining, 2019 Madison Road, Includes five drink tickets to use on either wines or craft beers, seven courses of food prepared by in-house chef team and music from local musicians. Ages 21 and up. $35, $30 advance. Registration required. Through May 2. 513-871-5170; O’Bryonville. Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., American Legion Post 318, 6660 Clough Pike, Fried or baked fish, shrimp and chicken nuggets. Meal includes side and beverage. Soft and bar drinks available for purchase. Dine-in or carryout. Benefits Anderson Post 318. $5-$8. 513-231-6477; Anderson Township.

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Adult Egg Hunts, 7 p.m. Golden Hunt (50 and over)., 7:30 p.m. Partner Hunt., 8 p.m. Adult Scramble., Riverside Park, 3969 Round Bottom Road, Featuring

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Dining Events

Art & Craft Classes Oriental Ink Painting, 9 a.m.noon Through May 10., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn.

Best of Class, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 513-3210206; Oakley.

Education The blue manatee children's bookstore & decafe will celebrate Earth Day early this year with a storytime featuring the Dr. Seuss classic, "The Lorax" at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 19. Parents are invited to bring their children to blue manatee where they'll enjoy a reading of the classic story about living in harmony with the environment. Storytime will be followed by eco-friendly activities. For more information, call 731-2665, or visit PROVIDED

Behind the Scenes at the Observatory, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Cincinnati Observatory Center, 3489 Observatory Place, View heavens through world’s oldest continuously used telescopes. Explore building from attic to basement and hear fascinating history. $22. Registration required. Presented by Communiversity at UC. 513-556-6932; Mount Lookout.



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Art & Craft Classes

Students learn history, philosophy and symbolism of traditional Oriental painting. For ages 13 and up. $140. Registration required. Presented by Art Academy of Cincinnati. 513-562-8748; Mariemont.

Art Exhibits Juried Exhibition, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 513-272-3700; Mariemont. Cliff Schwandner Paintings, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 513-321-5200. O’Bryonville. Best of Class, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 513-3210206; Oakley. Atmosphere, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Miller Gallery, 513-871-4420; Hyde Park.

Festivals Hippy Fest, 5 p.m., 50 West Brewing Company, 7668 Wooster Pike, Collaboration beer: Wanna Get Rye? Red Rye Ale. Commemorative glassware,

chef-collaboration buffet and music by Elementree Livity Project. $25. 513-834-8789; Columbia Township.

Holiday - Easter Youth Egg Hunts, 10 a.m.-noon, Riverside Park, 3969 Round Bottom Road, Divided into four, designated areas based on age: 0-2, 3-5, 6-10 and 11-17. Ages 0-17. $2. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 513-4740003. Anderson Township.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Book discussion group. Room 206. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc.. 513-583-1248. Hyde Park.

SUNDAY, APRIL 20 Art Exhibits Juried Exhibition, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 513-272-3700; Mariemont.

The Joy of Painting: Landscape, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Learn famous Bob Ross landscape painting method. Ages 16 and up. All skill levels. $50, $45 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 513-3884513. Anderson Township.

Art Exhibits Best of Class, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 513-3210206; Oakley. Atmosphere, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Miller Gallery, 513-871-4420; Hyde Park.

Education Anderson Township History Room, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Lower atrium. Learn about the history of Anderson Township through photos, hands-on exhibits and artifacts. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Historical Society. Through June 29. 513-231-2114; Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Balance & Strength Exercises, 12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m., Summerside Woods, Call for pricing. 513-4786783. Summerside.

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Juried Exhibition, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 513-272-3700; Mariemont. Cliff Schwandner Paintings, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 513-321-5200. O’Bryonville. Best of Class, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 513-3210206; Oakley. Atmosphere, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Miller Gallery, 513-871-4420; Hyde Park.

Drink Tastings WineStation Wednesdays, 4 p.m.-7 p.m., The Wine Merchant, 3972 Edwards Road, All wines in WineStation are half off. Eight different premium wines to choose from. Complimentary cheese and French baguettes. Ages 21 and up. Prices vary. Through July 2. 513-731-1515; Oakley.

Education Anderson Township History Room, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Anderson Center, Free. 513-231-2114; Anderson Township. Women’s Self Defense Workshop, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Yum’s Cincinnati Hwa Rang Do, 3603 Church St., Five-week workshop is introduction to practical, effective self defense tactics and techniques. Free. 513-286-3199. Newtown.

Health / Wellness UC Health Mobile Diagnostics Mammography Screenings, 8 a.m.-noon, Braxton F. Cann Memorial Medical Center, 5818 Madison Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies by insurance. Financial assistance available to those who qualify. Registration required. Presented by UC Health Mobile Diagnostics. 513-585-8266. Madisonville.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Hyde Park Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 3799 Hyde Park Ave, Twelve-step fellowship open to everyone who desires healthy and loving relationships. Free. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc.. 513-235-3062. Hyde Park. Caregiver Support Group, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Barrington of Oakley, 4855 Babson Place, For those responsible for the care of an elderly or disabled loved one. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. Presented by Catholic Charities SouthWestern Ohio. 513-929-4483; Oakley.



Rita dishes two recipes for two faith traditions

Bourbon mustard glaze for ham

We always have ham for Easter brunch. Each year I try to change up the glaze. Here’s what I’ll be making this year. Go to taste on glaze ingredients, using less, or more of each ingredient. 1-1/2 cups honey; 3/4 cup molasses. I use unsulphured 3/4 cup bourbon, 1/2 cup +

Rita Heikenfeld will be serving a bourbon mustard glaze on her Easter ham this year. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate, thawed Dijon mustard. I start with 3 generous tablespoons and go from there. Combine everything and heat in pan over low heat just until mixture heats through. Remove a cup of mixture and set aside. As ham is roasting (at 325 until ham reaches 140 degrees, about 15 minutes or so per pound depending upon how cold the ham is when you put it in the oven, whether it has a bone, etc.) baste occasionally with glaze. When ham is done, remove drippings and add

to remaining glaze. Heat up and serve alongside. Tip: To make it taste like the glaze you get in the package for honey baked glazed ham, add a teaspoon or more of pumpkin pie spice to the glaze.

Diane Deutsch’s Passover apple cake

The requests for this recipe continue every year at this time. I haven’t made it, but I recall Diane telling me she had to make 2 of these heirloom cakes, since her kids finished one by themselves. Batter

NEWSMAKERS April Butler, of Hyde Park, attorney at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, has been appointed to the Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities (DD) Services Board for a four-year term by the Hamilton County Commissioners. HamilButler ton County DD Services offers a wide range of services for more than 9,000 children and adults with disabilities in Hamilton County. Butler is a seventhyear associate at Dinsmore & Shohl in the Corporate Department, Commercial Finance Practice Group. Prior to working at Dinsmore & Shohl, April was a law clerk at GE Aviation. She is a faculty member with the Dinsmore & Shohl Leadership Academy, and co-chairs the firm’s associate retreat committee. She is the secretary for the Cincinnati Bar Association’s Real Property Committee, and a past executive board member for the Norwood Service League. In 2007, Butler graduated cum laude with a juris doctor from the University of Dayton School of Law. This degree followed a master’s in business administration from the University of Dayton and a dual bachelor’s of Business and Arts from Miami University. She received several honors in law school, including The Dean Richard L. Braun Editor-in-Chief Award while she was managing editor of the University of

Dayton Law Review.

Strebinger joins Truepoint

Martha Strebinger, of Mount Lookout, recently joined Truepoint as an investment specialist after six years in the investment management field in Boston. She is responsible for daily portfolio oversight and client performance reviews at Truepoint. A Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Strebinger earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She has been a longtime volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and while in Boston was also actively involved as a volunteer with a nonprofit organization that offers literacy and mentoring programs for young students and one that provides sports and training programs for people living with disabilities in order to improve fitness and function.


Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator, Jungle Jim’s Eastgate culinary professional and author. Find her blog online at Email her at columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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Cleaning pots & pans: After my cookware article, questions were raised as to the best way to clean baked on coatings of cheese in pan. Squirt dishwashing soap into the


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Turn your associate degree into a bachelor’s– just like Adrienne Larson did. Thirty years after earning her associate degree, Adrienne wanted more from her career. Through the new Applied Administration program at UC Blue Ash College, she was able to transfer all of her credits toward a bachelor’s degree from UC. The flexible class schedule and convenient location made it possible for her to earn her bachelor’s while continuing to work. Now Adrienne’s earning potential is unlimited as she prepares for the next phase in her career. Learn more at

Crozier a ‘woman of excellence’

Melanie Crozier, director of nursing at Hyde Park Health Center, was recently inducted into the Women of Excellence Registry by the National Association of Professional and Executive Women. Her expertise in handling all aspects of clinical services at Hyde Park Health Center, including; compliance, regulatory functions, customer service, resident education, staff education, advisory issues, updating and implementation of new procedures enhances the professional and clinical services provided by the company. Crozier is affiliated

pan, cover with a bit of boiling water. Leave overnight, then wash clean. Polishing copper with ketchup - does it work? Yes! I tried it on my copper pan. I wiped a thin layer over the tarnished pan and let it sit about five minutes. The ketchup rinsed off, leaving the pan shiny. It’s the acid in the ketchup that does the trick.

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2 cups sugar 1/2 cup Canola oil 4 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/2 cups matzo cake meal Topping/filling 3 cups peeled finely diced apples 1-1/2 cups chopped

walnuts 2 tablespoons sugar 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon Preheat oven to 350. Beat sugar and oil together until well combined. Add eggs one at a time beating well after each one. Add vanilla and baking powder. Add cake meal slowly, continue beating until well combined. Pour 1/2 mixture into 2 prepared (greased or sprayed) 8-inch cake pans or tube pan.. Mix together apples, sugar, nuts and cinnamon. Sprinkle 1/2 mixture into the pan(s) Top with the remaining batter. Finish cake off with remaining topping. (Diane takes a knife and swirls the batter). Bake until golden brown on top or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean: 40-45 minutes for 8” cakes, 60-75 for tube pan.


As I do every year at Easter, I will be continuing a tradition with the little ones that has been in our family for generations: coloring Easter eggs with natural dyes, including onion skins, turmeric, beet juice and red cabbage. These natural dyes create soft hues of yellow, teal Rita blue, light Heikenfeld pink and RITA’S KITCHEN brick red. I’ve shared these recipes before, but if you need them, check out I’ll be showing Dan Wells and Jessica Brown, anchors on Fox 19 Saturday morning show how to make them. Tune in at 9:45 on Saturday, April 19. And remember those folks who may be alone. Give them a call, send a card or invite them to your Easter table. Blessings to each of you!



DEATHS Margaret L. Raible

Margaret L. Raible, 90, formerly of Anderson Township died March 31. Survived by husband, Earl J. Raible; children Steven J. (Mary) Raible and JoAnne (Peter) Leshney; sister, Rosemary Verdon; and grandchildren Daniel and Matthew Leshney and Elizabeth Raible. Preceded in death by parents Joseph Woeste and Ella O’Brien; and grandson, Steven Raible Jr. Services were April 4 at St. Rose Church, Cincinnati.

Home market down, don’t cut insurance Although home values have started going back up in recent years, in many cases they are no where near the valuations they had at the height of the housing boom. Just because the market value of your home may be down, that’s no reason to think you need to cut back on your homeowners insurance. In fact, a lot of home-

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Hyde Park Baptist Church Michigan & Erie Ave

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


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

Episcopal-Presbyterian Church

SUNDAY MORNINGS 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship 9:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship Sunday Services 8 &10:30 am Sunday School 10:30 am

Programs for children, youth and adults 6000 Drake Road

UNITED METHODIST Nursery care at all services. 8221 Miami Road



First Church of Christ, Scientist 3035 Erie Ave 871-0245 CE-1001764504-01

ECKANKAR Experience the Light and Sound of God You are invited to the Community HU Song

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


TRADITIONAL WORSHIP Sunday 8:30 & 11 am CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP Sunday 9:30 & 11 am & 1st Saturday of the Month 6 pm Children’s programs and nursery & toddler care available at 9:30 and 11:00 services. Plenty of Parking behind church.

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CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 EASTER "The Ultimate Grave Robber" Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

Dr. Cathy Johns, Senior Pastor

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301



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Saturday, April 19 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 20 8:50 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:10 a.m., 12:20 p.m. Invite your family and friends! 3950 Newtown Road 513 272-5800

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

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

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

FAITH CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CHURCH ~ Solid Bible Teaching ~ 6800 School Street Newtown, OH 45244 Phone: 271-8442


Dr. R. Edgar Bonniwell, Senior Pastor Pastor Justin Wilson, Youth Minister Vibrant Teen and Children’s Ministries

Sunday Worship 10:30 am All ages Sunday School 9:30 am Wed. Fellowship Meal 6:00 pm Wed. Worship/Bible Study 6:45 pm All are Welcome!

Sunday Worship: 9:00 & 10:15 AM with

Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR MARIE SMITH

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

9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Sunday School



Sunday Service and Sunday School 10:30am Wednesday Testimonial Meeting 7:30pm Reading Room 3035 Erie Ave


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owners are finding the cost to rebuild their house these days is far greater than they ever imagined. A house valued on the Hamilton County Auditor’s website as being worth $521,000, is valued by an insurance company at $875,000. The insurance company came up with the much higher value because it’s based on the replacement cost of the house. Meanwhile, the auditor’s valuation is based on the market value of the property. Market value can vary greatly depending on the location of the property. For instance, a house in a depressed city neigh-

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the nation, but also because the cost to replace the home has gone up due to inflation of materials and wage increases. Premiums will go up as necessary to allow insurance companies to not only make a profit, but to insure they have enough money to cover future disasters. It’s important to discuss the type of insurance you need to protect your house. There are two types: replacement value and market value. Market Value insurance, also known as actual cash value, can save you a great deal of money each year on your insurance premium. But it takes into account the depreciation of your home over time. Therefore, you won’t receive enough money to rebuild your house exactly as it was in the event of a disaster.

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Center for Spiritual Living names minister

Center for Spiritual Living of Greater Cincinnati recently named the Rev. C. Dee Coy as the senior minister. Rev. Dee, as he is affectionately called by his congregants, assumed the responsibilities in early March after serving eight months as staff minister for the center. The Rev. Linda J. Ketchum, founding minister of Center for Spiritual Living of Greater Cincinnati, has semi-retired and has assumed the roles of assistant minister/marketing director for the center. Coy said, “My goal is to inspire others to look within, where all answers reside and move from head to heart in surrender to the greatness they already embody.” Coy earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona and his master’s degree from the Holmes Institute of Consciousness Studies. He began his ministry after working 20 years as a registered architect and construction consultant in Southern California. The father of one son, Coy currently lives in Mariemont

The Rev. C. Dee Coy is congratulated by the Rev. Linda Ketchum, founding minister of Center for Spiritual Living of Greater Cincinnati, for being named senior minister at the center. THANKS TO J.J. JIODUCCI

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