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Boy Scout Troop 867 recently built a gazebo for Beech Acres Park, earning troop member Matthew Herndon an Eagle Scout ranking.

Feedback sought MT. WASHINGTON — The

Community Council will seek feedback from residents on what neighborhood projects to fund during its upcoming meeting. Council will meet 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the Mt. Washington Recreation Center, 1715 Beacon St. Council recently approved a list of items for Neighborhood Support Program funding. This funding comes from the city of Cincinnati and goes toward community projects. Full story, A2

Role questioned

NEWTOWN — The Little Miami Joint Fire and Rescue District continues work to obtain a grant for its parking lot at the Newtown fire station, as Newtown officials question the village’s role in the project. The Fire District is waiting for approval of a $200,000 grant from Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments for a bike staging area at the Newtown fire station, 7036 Main St. The bike staging area, a motorized vehicle parking area for those visiting the nearby bike trails, has already been built into the site. Mayor Curt Cosby suggested to Councilman Mark Kobasuk, who's a member of the Fire Board, that the Fire District should present a plan to the village Planning Commission. He said the project is sure to involve the village in some way, since the trails that would connect to the staging area would have to go through Newtown property. Full story, A4

Valuable lesson Valentine’s Day brings back memories of Rita Heikenfeld’s first real box of candy. Her boyfriend, Jim, came with two velvet heart-shaped boxes of Brach’s candy from the corner drug store. One was for her and the other for her mom. She learned a valuable lesson: Valentine’s Day isn’t just for sweethearts! Full story, B3

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Anderson Twp. opposes Newtown’s annexation By Lisa Wakeland

Anderson Township officials are opposing Newtown’s planned annexation of land along the Little Miami River. Newtown Village Council recently approved the annexation of 233 acres of land that would allow the village to incorporate the property and collect income tax from employees of several busiEarhart nesses along Wooster Pike in Columbia Township. The 233-acre property includes the Hamilton County Park District’s Little Miami Golf Center and Bass Island Park on the south side of the Little Miami River and Hahana Beach, 7605 Wooster Pike, and the former Heritage Restaurant, 7664 Wooster Pike, on the north side of the river. Most of the acreage Newtown annexed is owned by the Hamilton County Park District and lies in Anderson Township. The village also annexed property owned by Little Miami Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the Little Miami River, TD Management and Bob Slattery, who owns the Hahana Beach restaurant and sand volleyball facility as well as the former Heritage Restaurant, which he plans to convert to a microbrewery. This was a type 2 expedited annexation, which requires 100 percent of the property owners to agree to the proposed annexation. However, the Hamilton County Park District is a political subdivision and is not considered an owner in the type 2 annexation. Rules for the other two types of annexation allow political subdivisions to be considered property owners and have a voice in the annexation proposal, said Anderson Township Administrator Vicky Earhart. “Any municipality can only annex property that has a contiguous border, and the only way (Newtown) can do it is by taking publicly owned land in Anderson,” she said. “That’s why the laws are so egregious. By taking publicly owned land, they can get to Columbia Township businesses.”

Newtown recently annexed the Little Miami Golf Center property, along with land along the Little Miami River and businesses in Columbia Township on Wooster Pike. The golf course land is owned by the Hamilton County Park District and located in Anderson Township. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Newtown approached the Hamilton County Park District about the annexation petition in April 2011, and, after some discussion, the Board of Park Commissioners declined the invitation to be annexed, said Jack Sutton, the Park District’s executive director. One of the main concerns, Sutton said, was that Newtown’s income tax would now affect employees who work at the Little Miami Golf Center. In Ohio, townships do not have the ability to collect income taxes. “Being annexed by Newtown offers no direct advantages or disadvantages to the Hamilton County Park District,” he said. “With this type of annexation (the Park District) really doesn’t have a voice in it and there is really nothing the Park District can do about it.” Because the Park District is tax exempt, Earhart said the annexation will not impact Anderson Township’s property taxes, but it does take a significant amount of acreage. It also opens up a new area of Anderson Township to potential annexation because Newtown will have contiguity to other property in Anderson Township, Earhart said. Columbia Township officials also are strongly opposed to Newtown’s annexation actions and reject the “trampling of property rights of township and Hamilton

County taxpayers through a loophole in the law for self-serving interests.” Slattery approached Newtown about the annexation and, because it was a type 2 expedited annexation, his properties will remain in Columbia Township. The village, which will receive earnings and income taxes from Slattery’s property being annexed, will provide services to the properties. Slattery has said this will allow his properties to get better “hands-on” services like police protection and maintenance while still paying property taxes on his land and buildings to Columbia Township and the Mariemont City Schools. Both Columbia Township and Newtown are part of the Little Miami Joint Fire and Rescue District, but Newtown has its own police department and Columbia Township receives policing services from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. Newtown also has an agreement with Little Miami Inc. for the property annexation that states both entities will cooperate in opposing the construction of any new divided highways within the village between the existing state Route 32 and the Little Miami River. The village has long been opposed the Eastern Corridor project, which is geared toward im-

proving the transportation infrastructure between downtown Cincinnati and western Clermont County. Maps for the Eastern Corridor project show a new highway corridor through the center of Newtown. Officials from both townships have reached out to Little Miami Inc. about the annexation, but claim they have received little communication in return. Representatives from Little Miami Inc. were unable to be reached for comment. Newtown released its own statement on the annexation, outlining its reasons for making the move. The statement notes that Slattery approached the village about annexing his properties along Wooster Pike and that Little Miami Inc. joined the petition because it “determined that being in the village provided unique opportunities to protect the river.” Newtown’s statement says the village considered the interests of neighboring jurisdictions before making the move to annex along state Route 50, which is why it chose to uses an expedited type 2 annexation. This type of annexation allows those properties to remain in their current jurisdictions while also paying income taxes and receiving services from Newtown. Rob Dowdy contributed to this story.

Residents address crime concerns By Lisa Wakeland

Another Anderson Township street is joining the growing list of neighborhood watches in the community. Residents of Crotty Court, behind Anderson Towne Center, recently gathered for the first meeting to learn about keeping their street safe. The initiative to expand the neighborhood watch began last November after several Crotty Court property owners complained to Anderson Township

trustees about crime they attributed to the high density of public housing on the street. The Cincinnati Metropolition Housing Authority owns a 14-unit apartment building and a smaller, multiunit building on Crotty Court. Lt. Mike Hartzler, District 5 Commander of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, said there was a problem on Crotty Court with drugs, but the housing authority evicted the juvenile associated with those crimes. And recently, the crime on the street is not as bad as it used to be, he said.

He emphasized the important role that getting to know many of your neighbors, including those who live in the public housing apartments, plays in keeping crime down. “We need to be able to work together, which is what the philosophy behind the block watch is,” Hartzler said. “Just because someone lives (in public housing) doesn’t mean they’re not decent people and they’re not trying. They’re just as interested in keeping (the street) safe.” Tina Connors, who lives in the condominiums next to the large

public housing apartments, said she was glad to see so many other neighbors interested in Crotty Court joining the block watch group and she often felt like the “lone ranger” when she voiced her concerns about possible crimes happening on the street. Dawn Carman, who also lives on Crotty Court, said at the meeting that she used to be afraid to call the police for suspicious activity because she felt like she was bothering the deputies. “We can’t ignore (the public housing tenants) because of their circumstances,” she said.



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Anderson student writes school play ANDERSON TWP. — Anderson Theatre will be breaking new ground when “Robin Hood: A Monk’s Tale” opens Friday, Feb. 17. “This is the first time a main stage play has been written by a student here,” said director Chad Weddle, “And I couldn’t be more thrilled.” Weddle said he has wanted to produce a play about the legendary hero Robin Hood for years, but he could never find a good script. Then, in her junior year at Anderson High School, Beth Seeley wrote a one-act play for the Ohio Thespian competition and won best in state. “I read her work and knew Beth could do it,” said Chad. Seeley was surprised at his request, she admits. “Then I was excited, then scared, then excited again and determined to do a great job.” She began the process by watching every Robin Hood film she could get her hands on and reading all the versions of the legends she could find. She worked throughout the summer of 2011, first outlining the plot and defining the charac-

ters, then breaking down the story into acts and scenes. By mid June she was writing action and dialogue. “Mr. Weddle and I met a couple of times to talk things over in the beginning, but then he just left me alone to write the first draft,” said Seeley. She described the writing process as alternating between easy and difficult, “depending on how complex the scene was and how well I had planned it ahead of time. But I really enjoyed it.” The play tells the classic story of Robin Hood, but there is also a twist – the story is being written by a 13th century Monk named Tobias. “This was a concept that Mr. Weddle had,” said Seeley, “And I worked it out and added in his housekeeper, Ruth, so he would have someone to interact with.” This pair tell the story to each other, and the action is played out on the stage beside them. “So it is really a story within a story,” says Seeley. Seeley gave Weddle the bulk of the script in late August, and spent the first six weeks of her senior year revising and polish-

Anderson High School senior Beth Seeley is both author and actor in Anderson Theatre's "Robin Hood: A Monk's Tale." Here, housekeeper Ruth (Seeley) looks on as the shy monk Brother Tobias, played by junior Sam Straley, writes stories of his hero Robin Hood. For details on the show, visit THANKS TO ELAINE SEELEY

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ing the script into its final form. Then came auditions, and she had to separate herself from the work as an author so she could approach it as an actor. “That,” said Seeley, “has been a really unique experience.” And although she earned the part of her favorite character, Ruth, she acknowledges that there is a little bit of herself in many of the characters. Rehearsals have been exciting, Seeley says. “I love seeing my words come to life. Sam Straley, who is playing Tobias, is really fantastic. The bits of the other scenes that I’ve seen are so exciting – everyone is doing such a great job.” Her character is not involved in any of the 11 battles contained in this show, so the only part she misses is joining in all the fight choreography. That is not true for senior Cody Foster, who plays Robin Hood and has been rehearsing nothing but fight sequences for nearly two weeks. “The fights will be epic,” he said, “It's really great to play Robin Hood and get to jump around and truly be the character I have always loved.” Foster points out that the script is filled with humor, as well. “The humor is hilarious, and the character relations and story are wonderful. Beth has a great

Anderson High School seniors Cody Foster and Brittany Liu stand ready as Robin Hood and Maid Marion. "Robin Hood: A Monk's Tale" runs Feb. 17-19 at Anderson High School. THANKS TO ELAINE SEELEY literary voice that really shows in this script.” Working alongside the author has been a great experience for Foster and the rest of the cast. “Beth seems to love what we are doing with the show and I'm really proud to have her be able to sit and see her show come to life,” he said. Seeley is humble about her position. “I am amazingly grateful for the opportunity that Mr. Weddle has given me.” she said. “I cannot thank him and the students at Anderson enough. Very few people my age can say they have gotten such amazing insight into the playwriting process, and I am really grateful.”

As for Weddle, he is more certain than ever that he made the right choice. “I could not be more proud of Beth for creating this extraordinary piece of literature. “Audiences will be amazed at the high level of theatre that they will experience, from the rich dialogue and acting choices, to the awesome fight scenes (choreographed by Cincinnati great Jonn Baca), to the complex story of Tobias and Ruth that is as captivating as the tale of Robin Hood itself. “You do not want to miss this show for the simple reason that this is history in the making. Come be apart of history and experience Robin Hood as you never have before.”

Special song The McNicholas High School Band, under the direction of Keith Nance, recently visited the preschoolers at Mt. Washington Presbyterian Preschool to perform a special Christmas concert. The concert included favorites like “Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer,” and “Frosty the Snowman.” Senior Courtney Lindsey also sang “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” After the concert, the preschoolers, led by Director Kate Daly as well as their teachers, surprised the band by singing “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” as their way of saying thank you.

The McNicholas High School Band perform a special concert for their neighbors at Mt. Washington Presbyterian Preschool. Between each set, band director Keith Nance explained each of the instruments to the preschoolers and let them hear the sound of each individual instrument. THANKS TO ANGIE NOBLE

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New methods guide McNick mat men By Nick Dudukovich

MOUNT WASHINGTON — The McNicholas High School wrestling team may not feature any “superstar” wrestlers, or have national websites tracking its matches - but that doesn’t bother first-year head coach Jason Babinec. His current crop of wrestlers are getting better every day, and it’s that type of improvement and dedication Babinec believes will help turn the Rockets’ program around. “From the beginning of the season to when we first got them, to now, it’s a totally different team,” Babinec said. “They are more focused. They are more motivated. They have a purpose, it seems like.” When Babinec first took over, he made a point to create a guide for his student athletes. He made a binder for each wrestler, which would serve as a compass both on and off the mat. Through these binders, Babinec can track his students’ aca-

demic records, while also using the medium as place to drop motivational phrases. The pages are also filled with wrestling history lessons. Babinec, a1996 Milford graduate and member of the school’s athletic hall of fame (football, wrestling, track), wants his athletes to be well-rounded competitors, while becoming students of the sport. “The more you read about, the more you see things, the better you become...” Babinec said. The binder also gives the wrestlers a place to list goals. The goals that fill the McNick binders include wrestling and non-athletic goals. Some of the long term objectives include going to college, or graduating with a 4.0 GPA. Babinec hopes his squad builds discipline while working toward their targets because the characteristic in one of the most important traits a wrestler can have. “Wrestling is a disciplined sport. You can apply that same discipline into the classroom,

McNick's Adam Baca, right, tries to put a move on Anderson's Conor Brockman during the King of the Hill meet at Turpin, Jan. 18. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

back at home, or into a different type of relationship,” Babinec said. And while Babinec admitted he got some skeptical looks at the beginning of the season, the Rockets bought in and their investment is starting to pay divi-

dends. “They are starting to catch on and they are starting to get it,” Babinec said. “They are light years ahead of where they were at the beginning of the year.” The McNick squad is coming off a performance at the GCL

Showdown, in which the squad placed second in the points standings (out of four teams). Junior Sean Ruiz went 4-0 at the meet with three pins, while competing at 132 pounds, according to Babinec. Sophomore Tyrone Jabin has also looked impressive at 145 pounds. “Ty, for being his first year, he’s athletically gifted,” Babinec said. “And Sean, with his experience wrestling in the Moeller youth program, and underneath my staff, has blossomed extremely well.” Babinec said Tyler Gumbert (160 pounds), Adam Baca (113 pounds) and Tom Tenhundfeld (152) also had nice meets. Gumbert has come to symbolize what the Rockets’ program aspires to be. “Tyler’s a second-year kid who really comes to work every day and he brings his hard hat and his lunch pail,” Babinec said. “He’s a blue-collar worker that’s talented and athletically gifted. We ask him to do something, he has no issue doing it.”

On the dotted line Student athletes from across the area signed national letters of intent to continue playing their respective sports at

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From left, along with parents and staff behind them, St. Ursula Academy athletes Natalie Besl (soccer, Savannah), Emma Lancaster (soccer, Purdue), Sarah Mazzei (track, cross country, Xavier), Mai Rottinghaus (soccer, Rio), Alex Short (soccer, George Washington), Natalie Smith (soccer, UC), Abby Weber (soccer, Duquesne), and Marisa Wolf (soccer, Ohio State) sign letters of intent Feb. 1. THANKS

From left front, Turpin students Zak Orlemann (baseball, Thomas More), David Morton (baseball, Xavier), Sam Hardewig (swimming, Nebraska), Molly Hazelbaker (swimming, Ohio State), Antony Parnigoni, (track and cross country, Dayton); back, Alex Williams (soccer, Concord), Ashley Long (soccer, NKU), Ellie Tillar (soccer, Eastern Michigan), Regan Colaner (soccer, Austin Peay) signed national letters of intent at Turpin High School Feb. 1. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


From left front, Anderson seniors Jesse Correll and Kyle Payne (both football, Butler), and back, Tracy Wolf (soccer, UNC-Greensboro), Hannah Walker (soccer, NKU), Kelsey Toepfer (soccer, Morehead State), Sydney Loesing (soccer, Indiana State) and Megan Dalton (soccer, Xavier) signed letters of intent during a signing day ceremony at Anderson, Feb. 1. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Spartan boys, girls swim to FAVC titles By Nick Dudukovich


ANDERSON TWP. — Both the Turpin High School boys and girls swim programs captured first place at the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Championships at Miami University, Jan. 28. The boys narrowly edged out Anderson for the crown by a score of 274271. Spartan swimmers who captured first place in indi-

vidual events included Alex Kenney (100 freestyle), Tommy Easley (100 backstroke). Relay winners included the 200 freestyle. On the girls side, individual winners included Morgan Contino (50 freestyle, 500 freestyle), Shaylynn Spelman (200 freestyle) and Hailey Olson (100 breaststroke). Relay winners included the 200 freestyle, 400 freestyle and 200 medley events.



The FAVC win comes as the Spartans attempt to build off their third-place finish at the Division I state championships a season ago. Spartan swimmer Molly Hazelbaker is hopeful the team can have more success in Canton, which is the site of state meet. “We definitely want to have all three relays in the top eight at state, and I think try to be better than were we were at state last year,” Hazelbaker said.


McNicholas High School students John Sandmann (right, Wright State) and Craig Kaimer (West Virginia) signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the college level during a signing day ceremony Feb. 1. Keimer will play baseball, while Sandmann will play soccer. THANKS TO

Anderson swimmers who won individual FAVC championships in their respective events included, from left, senior Cecilia Rose, 100 backstroke; junior Connor Davis, 50 freestyle; senior Nicole Holtkamp, 100 freestyle; and junior Meredith Johnson, 1-meter diving. THANKS TO DEBBIE GALLAGHER

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with 19 points. » Summit defeated Cincinnati Country Day, 54-27, Jan. 28. Kevin Johnson had 13 points, while Anderson Township’s Michael Barwick netted 12 points. » Drew Hall scored 30 points, but it wasn’t enough as McNicholas fell to Alter, 62-59, Jan. 31.


» This week’s nod goes to MVCA’s Addison Ingle, who scored 28 points during the squad’s 74-72 win over Oyler, Jan. 27.


» Check out a photo gallery from signing day to see where local student athletes will be attending college at

Girls basketball

» Anderson defeated Seton 50-48, Jan. 28. Madison Temple had 11 points to lead the Redskins, while teammate Kiara Gentry chipped in10 points. Anderson was defeated by Milford 46-38, Feb. 1. Milford's Morgan Wolcott scored her 1,000th point in the fourth quarter of the game. Madison Temple was high scorer for Anderson with 16 points. Anderson defeated Kings 52-39 and took over 4th place in the FAVC-East Division. Kiara Gentry led the Redskins with 15 pts. » McNicholas crushed Roger Bacon, 65-18, Feb. 1. Catherine Adams and Ali Miller each had 10 points to lead the Rockets’ scoring efforts.

Highlight reel

» To view video interviews from both Turpin and Anderson signing day ceremonies, visit » What role does social media play in the recruiting process? See what the Press Preps writers think by visiting blogs/preps.

Where are they now?

» Anderson graduate Maria Bennett buried six 3pointers and finished with 18 points as Northern Kentucky University defeated Southern Indiana 64-52, Jan 27.

Boys swimming

» The McNicholas 200 freestyle relay team of Adam Zalewski, Danny Poole, Patrick Rehl and Kevin McCarthy took first place at the GCL Central Meet, Feb. 1, with a mark of 1:42.58. » Anderson placed second at the FAVC league meet, Jan. 28. Connor Da-

Boys basketball

» Turpin beat Anderson, 57-43, Jan. 27. Mitch Stevens led the Spartans with 19 points. The Spartans improved to 13-2 with a 54-32 win over Milford, Jan. 30. Stevens again led the squad

vis won the 50 freestyle event.


Girls swimming

» McNicholas’ Maddie Mitchell (221.40) and Abby Mitchell (196.20), placed fourth and sixth, respectively, during the GGCL Diving Championships, Jan. 30. With the score, Maddie broke the school diving record for a second time this season. Olivia Fitzpatrick (100 backstroke), Rebecca Heise (100 breaststroke) and Ashley Dundon (100 butterfly) earned individual wins for the Rockets at the GGCL Central swim meet. » Anderson finished second at the FAVC Championships, Jan. 28. Nicki Holtkamp (100 freestyle) Cecilia Rose (100 backstroke) and Meredith Johnson (1-meter diving) all won individual events for the Redskins.


» Anderson senior Patrick Campbell won the 145pound weight class at the Milford Invitational, Jan 28. Anderson’s Conor Brockman (113) and Turpin’s Michael Aldrich (138) took the runner-up spots in their respective divisions.

The Cincinnati FSU wins the national championship for the 13U restricted division in Gatlinburg over Thanksgiving. The team played three games, and won on Thanksgiving Day against the defending two-time champion team from Chicago, 30-8. Friday, the team beat a team from Pittsburgh, 40-0, and Saturday, they defeated a team from Illinois, 26-0, winning the championship. The players are from St. Veronica, St. Thomas More, St. Bernadette, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Guardian Angels and St. Columban. In back are coaches Milt Staderman, Mike Browning, Ron Barnes, Rod Bachman and Mark Mahon. In third row are Jacob Cheek, Alex Nalepka, Elijah Payne, Nick Bennett, Andrew Homer, Mitch Johnson and Nick Taylor. In second row are Nick Staderman, Ben Roberts, Griffin Buczek, Alec DeBruler, Adam Hisch and Jacob Vaughn. In front are Tyler Parrett, Connor Barnes, Ricky Bachman, Ryan Byrne, Ben Treinen, Josh Petri and Sam Browning. THANKS TO ROD BACHMAN


Girls bowling

» Turpin defeated Wilmington, 1,896-1,827, Jan. 30. Mary Ostigny had the high series for the Spartans (323).

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The Lawn Gnomes successfully defend their SCSA King of the Hill Championship by beating the regular season champions, Anderson Hills Plumbing, 3-2 in SCSA's Minors Division. The Lawn Gnomes are in front from left: Charging Charlie Thornton, Jake X-Man Walters, Slick Steven Williams, Scooting Scott Rosenberry, Coach Tim, Will The Thrill Feldman and Bryan Marshal Dillion; in back: Alec Thunderfoot Gates, Paul That Guy Rodriguez, Mike Party Boy Young, Rowdy Robert Humpert, Miller Time Atkinson, AJ MVP Jones, Alex Left Niehaus, Awesome Austin Niehaus and Coach Gordon. Not pictured is Alex Gonzo Rufner. This is a team that played soccer well and had fun in doing so. THANKS TO TIM FELDMAN

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Author: We are responsible for public education Forest Hills school district has a modest levy on the ballot this March. It is in the best personal interest of all Anderson and Newtown residents to vote YES on the issue. History proves that it is in the best interest of any civilization to educate its children. This is not just good for the parents and the children; it is essential for the entire community if the civilization is to survive. Where would our country be today if our ancestors had not believed that public education was the responsibility of the whole community? We would never have become one of the strongest and wealthiest countries in the world. Studies have proven that educated people tend to be more active citizens, with their volunteering and other activities benefiting those around them. Home values have a direct correlation to the schools in the

home's district. The Rand Corporation cites studies that have found a 1 percent higher average reading or math Anne score can be Zimmerman linked to a 1 perhigher COMMUNITY PRESS cent GUEST COLUMNIST property value in the district. If we do not pass a levy now, additional cuts will have to be made that will affect the quality of education that our children are experiencing. I have no children in the schools now, but still say "OUR” children because I believe we are all responsible for seeing that ALL of the children of our community receive the best education possible. I readily acknowledge this is my opinion, rather than fact. What is a fact, however, is that all

CH@TROOM Last week’s question Should the Ohio General Assembly revoke the law that allows public employees to retire and then be rehired in their former job, a controversial practice known as “double-dipping”?

“Absolutely not. The terms of retirement for any employee in any occupation are separate from whatever that person decides to do AFTER he or she actually retires. If the person is eligible to be retire, and they wish to do so, then they should be allowed. What they do after that is nobody's business. In my own case, after I retired, I got a part time job in a different line of work, but if my former company had made an offer for me to continue to work either full time or part time, I can see no impropriety or immorality in accepting such an arrangement.” Bill B. “The general principle of earning a pension and retiring from one job is reasonable. Military people do it, and no one complains. “What does not pass the smell test is ‘retiring’ and coming back to the exact same job. “Social Security has a provision that if you retire early you lose some of your benefits if your next job pays over a certain amount. That general idea could be modified to make double dipping less profitable, particularly for replacing yourself. Of course, loopholes could be

NEXT QUESTION Should Ohio legislators approve a proposed law making it illegal for drivers to stay in a highway’s lefthand lane unless exiting or passing another vehicle? Why or why not? Every week we ask readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line.

created by ‘changing’ the position ever so slightly, so that would need to be addressed too.” F.N. “No. There are far too many voices for ham-handed solutions to non-problems. The legislature needs to be encouraged to find a way to implement some oversight to ensure that a public benefit exists. We already have enough lawmakers who think they were elected to be bulls in a china shop. It obviously hasn't done us any good.” N.F. “I don't think another law is the answer. Public opinion and government leaders should do the right thing and not rehire these ‘retired’ ex-employees. Voters should enforce this through elections.” P.C.

homeowners in the Forest Hills district will suffer financial losses if the quality of education declines or is perceived to decline by potential home buyers. People who worry that the educational experience is suffering because of tight finances and cuts in services will not pay as much for YOUR house. It is a simple fact. If we don't pass this levy, all of our homes will be worth less. Paying additional real estate taxes now when this levy passes will pay us all back many times over by protecting the value of our homes. As president of the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce, I often heard how important our good schools are to our business community. Without continuing the excellence of our schools we cannot attract or retain businesses in our area. A great community is a collaborative effort between many

ABOUT LETTERS AND COLUMNS We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics important to you in The Forest Hills Journal. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. Please include a photo with a column submission. All submissions may be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline: Noon Friday E-mail: Fax: 248-1938. U.S. mail: See box below. Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Forest Hills Journal may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms.

groups ... our parks, our businesses, our local government, and our schools. Together this is a community. Take away any piece of this and our neighborhoods crumble. If we don't care about the quality of life in our own community, and act to do something about it, who will? The vote on March 6 gives us all the chance to pull to-

gether and stand up for OUR children. Each of us was given the chance to become educated and succeed – isn't that the backbone of our country's success? Why should this next generation be offered any less? Anne C. Zimmerman, CPA Anderson Township

Author: Fixing a crumbling walkway is not an ‘upgrade’ The Forest Hills Journal recently headlined that “Forest Hills plans facility upgrades.” It reported that “several capital improvement projects such as gymnasium, cafeteria and track upgrades will be implemented by the Forest Hills Local School District this year.” Having seen the presentation, the facts speak for themselves. At the January school board meeting, Ray Johnson, director of business operations, provided a detailed discussion of past, present, and possible future district projects. Past projects reduced utility usage and took advantage of cash incentives made available through Duke Energy. Through these various projects, the school district received over $92,000 in incentives from Duke Energy, reduced electrical consumption at the schools by over 15 percent, and saved over $800,000 in electric purchases over two years. Present projects include the replacement of an unsafe walkway outside one of the main entrances at Turpin High School. Pictures showed that the walkway overhangs a lower level entrance and pieces of concrete are falling onto the sidewalk below. The walkway happens to be adjacent to the gym. So, no gymnasium “upgrade,”

just repair of broken concrete to provide a safe entrance to the school. Another present proForest ject is the reHeis placement (not COMMUNITY PRESS “upgrade”) of GUEST COLUMNIST the Anderson track. The track is being replaced now while the Anderson turf is being completed for two reasons. One, the track surface rubber is worn thin and is delaminating from the base, and two, there are considerable costs savings to replace the turf and track simultaneously. The Anderson turf was installed years ago at no cost to the taxpayers. The turf replacement is funded with the revenues generated from Anderson and Turpin field rentals and not from the operating fund. And, the track replacement is funded from the permanent improvement fund established many years ago and not from the operating fund. The final present project is the installation of self-service islands at the Turpin High School cafeteria. Turpin High School is the last of our schools to undergo this money-saving renovation. And, again, this

project is not funded from the operating fund but is instead funded through the food service fund. Forest Hills is a leader in food service delivery in that the entire cafeteria operation is self-sustaining and not funded with operating budget dollars. Even better, the selfservice islands are more efficient and ultimately save money. While future projects were discussed, they were discussed only in the context of maintaining our facilities so that more expensive repairs could be avoided in the future. No future projects were approved. Forest Hills School District is known for its fiscal responsibility, earning the state’s highest ranking, Excellent with Distinction, while maintaining one of the lowest costs per pupil in the region. These projects are perfect examples of the District’s foremost commitment to the safety of our children and community, and also to increasing efficiency and conserving taxpayer money. If you have any questions on these projects or anything else, I encourage you to contact the district at 231-3600. Forest Heis is president of the Forest Hills Local School District Board of Education.

Author: Send a ‘stop spending’ message to school district

Have you reviewed the $37 million deficit budget put forth by the treasurer of the Forest Hills school district? If you personally knew what money you would be receiving over the next five years do you think that you could limit your spending to the amount of money that you knew you would receive? I bet you could, and I'm sure you would match the incoming cash to the amount you would spend; but the FHSD can't match their (known) incoming cash to what they project to spend – can anyone with common sense explain why they can't?? Why would the FHSD project that they will spend more money than they project they will receive? There is only one answer.

They feel they don't have to cut spending, they just need to keep presenting tax levies until one finally passes. Terry Michael I, for one, Merrill think ALL of us COMMUNITY PRESS pay enough taxGUEST COLUMNIST es for federal, state, local, property, excise, city, inventory, phone, cable, gasoline, zoo, etc., ... I'm tired of the FHSD continually telling me how wonderful they are, and if another tax levy is not passed "our schools" and "our community" will collapse and all life as we know it will cease to function.



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I say BALDERDASH !! Large salaries, step increases, pensions, insurance, sick days, personal days, holiday, tuition reimbursements, and sabbaticals for the employees of the school district don't make our students smarter, harder working or more knowledgeable. Spending more money doesn't increase the value of our property. Does a teacher teach better if she makes an extra two or three thousand per year? Does the maintenance man work smarter and more efficiently if he gets an extra thousand or two? Does the bus driver drive safer if he receives a dollar raise? Property owners are overtaxed, they can't pay any more. Working families, people on

fixed incomes, business owners are overtaxed, they can't pay any more. According to the Hamilton County Auditor's Office, here is what this new tax (if it is foolishly passed) will cost a homeowner: If the assessed value of your home is $100,000 you pay an additional $136 per year. $200,000 – you pay an additional $272 per year. $300,000 – you pay an additional $408 per year $400,000 – you pay an additional $544 per year $500,000 – you pay an additional $680 per year $600,000 – you pay an additional $816 per year Can you afford this tax? What is the return to the community and what is the return on this

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money to you? Aren't you tired of hearing the FHSD complain about lack of money while they continue to spend, spend, and spend. This school board can't quit spending. The simple solution is an across-the-board cut of 11 percent and the projected budget is balanced and the cash reserves will increase and NO employee will lose their job. Send a message to this school board to cut spending. Vote NO on the March 6 tax increase levy. And don't let the possible threat of inclement weather stop you, request an absentee ballot at Terry Michael Merrill is an Anderson Township resident.

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Mt. Washington author’s book promotes peace By John Seney

His co-author, Ezzeddine, is an American-born woman of Egyptian heritage. “We worked together collaboratively,” he said. “‘Seeking Said Peace’ is an attempt to guide readers through a deeper, more practical reading of the sayings of prophet Muhammad,” Ezzedine said. “This book was not intended only for a Muslim audience, because I think anyone with an open heart, from any faith or walk of life, can find wisdom and perspective in his words.” Bill Lonneman, advancement coordinator with the Franciscans Network of Cincinnati, said he was impressed with the book. “It provides some clear and helpful reflections for how a person can live a life that’s more peaceful,” he said. Said started IHSAN “for Muslims in America to show a different side of Islam.” The organization is involved in youth development, community service, educational programs and religious services, he said. IHSAN sponsors Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, he said. The organization was founded in 2000 and moved to Miami Township in 2009. Miami Township was chosen, he said, because it was centrallylocated for many of the members. “We have a lot of families in Loveland, Mason, Eastgate and Anderson Township,” he said. “Seeking Peace” can be bought on or at the website For more information about IHSAN, see the website

MT. WASHINGTON — A Muslim group has published a English language book using the teachings of the prophet Muhammad to promote peace. “Seeking Peace” was written by Hazem Said, of Mt. Washington, and Maha Ezzeddine, of Michigan. Said is the president and one of the founders of IHSAN, a nonprofit organization with offices in Miami Township. IHSAN recently published “Seeking Peace,” the organization’s first publishing venture. Said, who originally is from Egypt, said he got the idea for the book last year during the Egyptian protests that lead to the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. “Everybody searches to find peace,” he said. “My idea was to look at what the prophet Muhammad said about finding peace.” The teachings were translated into English with personal commentaries provided by the authors. Islam often is portrayed as anything but peaceful, Said said. “The purpose (of the book) is to provide a different insight into the teachings of Islam,” he said. Said said the book is divided into four parts: » Finding peace with God. » Finding peace with oneself. » Finding peace with the family. » Finding peace with the world. “The book is aimed at anyone who is trying to find peace,” he said. Said came to the U.S. in 1996 to pursue his studies at the University of Cincinnati. He stayed and now is an associate professor of information technology at UC.

New Mt. Washington council member set to tackle crime By Forrest Sellers

said. She and her husband fell in love with an old-style home on Cambridge Avenue, which she described as a perfect place to raise a family. However, when a neighbor’s home was broken into last winter Vonderhaar was alerted to a potential problem. It was the first time the neighborhood had any major crime issues, she said. “For the first time I didn’t feel safe,” she said. Not wanting to move, she decided to be proactive by helping form a neighborhood watch. It was during this time that she noticed the passion the residents had for the their community. “Seeing the motivation people had motivated me to step up.”

MT. WASHINGTON — New Mt. Washington Community Council member Courtney Vonderhaar already has a connection with the board president. Vonderhaar grew up in Perrysburg, Ohio, a next door neighbor to Maumee, Ohio, where Board President Jake Williams grew up. Both cities were high school football team archrivals. “I feel like Jake and I already had a connection,” joked Vonderhaar. She and her husband, Tim, moved to Mt. Washington eight years ago. “We weren’t familiar with Mt. Washington, but we loved the character of the old homes,” she

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, FEB. 9 Art & Craft Classes Young Rembrandts: Cartoon Drawing, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Weekly through March 15, Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Innovative, step-by-step drawing method to teach any child how to draw, regardless of artistic ability. Family friendly. $89, $79 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

Art Exhibits For Arts’ Sake, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Eclectic display of paintings, photos, sculptures and mobiles by the 5300 Group, a local collection of artistic spirits who work in various media. Sculpture by Deborah Davidson, Bill Feinberg, Sue Kemp and Barbara Patterson; paintings by Carolyn Bjornson; photography by Virginia Cox; fiber art by Leslie Alexandria; and mobiles by Karen Feinberg. Free. 272-7200; Mariemont. Paintings by William McKendree Snyder (1848-1930): Landscape Painter and Veteran of the Civil War, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 5729 Dragon Way, Includes paintings by Paul Chidlaw, Lewis Henry Meakin, Jack Meanwell, Charles Meurer, Henry Mosler, living artists and others. Exhibit continues through March 3. Free. Through March 3. 791-7717; Fairfax.

Auditions The Boys Next Door, 6:30 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script, please bring a current headshot and resume if possible. Free. Presented by Brieabi Productions. 746-1270; Anderson Township.

Dining Events Cincinnati Beer Week: Rivertown Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Keystone Bar & Grill Hyde Park, 3384 Erie Ave., Four-course meal featuring four of Rivertown’s craft beers. Ages 21 and up. $40. 321-0968; Hyde Park.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.

Health / Wellness Hearing Solutions Open House, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hearing Solutions Anderson Office, 7689 Beechmont Ave., Free hearing screening and evaluation. Demonstrations of new invisible hearing aid with hearing expert Tom Barnhart. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Hearing Solutions by Ellis-Scott & Associates. 248-1944. Anderson Township.

Literary - Libraries Introduction to eBooks Workshop, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Hyde Park Branch Library, 2747 Erie Ave., Learn how to use your home computer to search, borrow and download free eBooks from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s website. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4456; Hyde Park. Crafty Teens, 3 p.m.-4 p.m., Oakley Branch Library, 4033 Gilmore Ave., Create beautiful valentine for that special day. Ages 12-18. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6038; Oakley.

Music - World Bua Concert, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati, 3905 Eastern Ave., Irish Music Awards’ 2009 Top Traditional Group. Quartet playing Irish traditional music. $15. Presented by Riley School of Irish Music. 549-3780; Linwood.

Schools Week-long Open House Event, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., The Goddard School-Anderson Township,

LoveBlast: Wine Valentine Sandblast, 4 p.m.-6 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Design and create your own wine glass to be sandblasted using special Valentines Day materials. Includes drink on the house. Ages 21 and up. $15. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley. Sculptural Bead Making: Valentine’s Day, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Explore new shapes by creating sculptural forms in your glass beads. Create original sculptural Valentine’s beads to give this year and learn sculptural approach to lamp-working. Some bead-making experience necessary. $80. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley.

Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Students guided through comprehensive look at kilnforming techniques using range of glass forms, accessories and temperatures. Basics of safety, cutting, kiln schedules and glass compatibility, culminating in the creation of two large plates and loads of samples. No experience necessary. $150. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley. February Family Open House: Valentines, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Families create original fused glass valentine and create glass art together. Custom valentine pattern sheets and glass accessories. No experience necessary. Family friendly. $15. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley. Ukrainian Egg Decorating Class, 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m., Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road, Learn age-old technique of waxing Ukrainian eggs. Bring six uncooked eggs. Free. 752-8539; Anderson Township.

Art Exhibits

Art Exhibits

Paintings by William McKendree Snyder (1848-1930): Landscape Painter and Veteran of the Civil War, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 7917717; Fairfax.

Paintings by William McKendree Snyder (1848-1930): Landscape Painter and Veteran of the Civil War, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 7917717; Fairfax.

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Job Search Learning Labs, 1 p.m.-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.

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

1280 Nagel Road, Meet degreed teachers and tour newly renovated school. Ages 10 and under. Family friendly. Free. 474-5292. Anderson Township.

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Drink Tastings Wine Tasting, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Sparkling Wines for your Valentine., Remke-bigg’s Hyde Park, 3872 Paxton Ave., $5 for five samples and snacks from deli and bakery. 619-5454. Oakley. Wine Tasting, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Remke-bigg’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.

Health / Wellness Open House, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Information on variety or programs, classes and equipment. Complimentary tour and workout and free Tonics Spa & Salong gift certificate after tour. Chef samplings, ask-the-trainer, games and prizes. Family friendly. Free. 527-4000. Fairfax.

Holiday - Valentine’s Day

Second Wind, 8:30 p.m., Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave., $10. 871-6789; Mount Lookout.

Valentine’s Dinner, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, Candlelight dinner featuring choice of spaghetti or lasagna served with salad and bread sticks. Dessert and beverage also included. Door prizes and silent auction. Benefits Jamaica Mission Trip and Youth Fund. $25 couple, $15 single. Reservations required by Feb. 5. 231-4301; Anderson Township. Valentine Dining and Dancing, 7 p.m.-11 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Music, dining and dancing. Music by Jack Garrett and the Syndicate Orchestra featuring Kelsey Mira. Ages 21 and up. $30. Reservations required. Presented by The Queen City Supper Club. 280-2915; Oakley. HEART-On, 9 p.m.-3:30 a.m., Adonis the Nightclub, 4601 Kellogg Ave., $10 ages 18-20; $5 ages 21 and up, free before 10 p.m. 871-1542; East End.

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Jimmelegs, 10 p.m., Stanley’s Pub, 323 Stanley Ave., $5. 8716249. Columbia Tusculum.

Card Making For Kids, 11 a.m.-noon, Mount Washington Branch Library, 2049 Beechmont Ave., Create valentines and other cards. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6033. Mount Washington.

Health / Wellness Hearing Solutions Open House, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hearing Solutions Anderson Office, Free. Reservations required. 248-1944. Anderson Township.

Music - Concerts Ekoostik Hookah, 9 p.m. With John Mullins Band., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, $16, $13 advance. 731-8000; Oakley.

Music - Jazz April Aloisio, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Dilly Cafe, 6818 Wooster Pike, 561-5233. Mariemont.

Music - R&B

On Stage - Theater Blood Brothers, 8 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Story of a single mother who, in financial hardship, gives away one of her two newborn sons and attempts to keep them from discovering one another’s identity. Pressures of superstition, economics and class collide in this musical which has been running on London’s West End for more than 20 years. For mature audiences only. $15; $12 students, seniors, and active military. Presented by Beechmont Players. 233-2468; Anderson Township.

Schools Week-long Open House Event, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., The Goddard School-Anderson Township, Free. 474-5292. Anderson Township.

SATURDAY, FEB. 11 Art & Craft Classes Introduction to Kilnformed Glass, 1 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Brazee

Music - Benefits Allstar Jam Session, 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m., Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave., Benefits Wilbert Longmire, singer and musician. 871-6789; Mount Lookout.

A naturalist will reveal the beauty secrets various animals use to help them find their perfect mate at Love on the Wild Side, 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 12, at Woodland Mound's Seasongood Nature Center. The program is free. Call 474-0580 for more information. Woodland Mound is at 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Anderson Township. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY

Recreation 22nd Anniversary Open House, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Tour facility, participate in any regularly scheduled group fitness classes and use any of the indoor facilities - including the indoor saline pool. Free. 5274000. Fairfax. Y WEEK Open House, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., M.E. Lyons YMCA, 8108 Clough Pike, Carnival-themed events. Free. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 474-1400; Anderson Township.

Schools Week-long Open House Event, 10 a.m.-noon, The Goddard School-Anderson Township, Free. 474-5292. Anderson Township.

Special Events Macy’s Arts Sampler, 1 p.m., Columbia Performance Center, 3900 Eastern Ave., Dance, theater, music and art. Open Rehearsal: St. Nicholas with New Edgecliff Theatre. Free. Presented by ArtsWave. 333-8482; Columbia Tusculum. Macy’s Arts Sampler, 11 a.m., Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati, 3905 Eastern Ave., Dance, theater, music and art. Featuring art and photography exhibits, art class, fairy tales and folklore, Irish tea time and staged reading of the one-act play "Love is in the Title.". Free. Presented by ArtsWave. 5330100; Linwood. Macy’s Arts Sampler, 11 a.m. Also takes place at 1:30 p.m., Spencer Township Hall, 3833 Eastern Ave., Dance, theater, music and art. Dance and Tea Party with Ballet Theatre Midwest. Free. Presented by ArtsWave. 871-2787; Columbia Tusculum.

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. Family friendly. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc.. Through Feb. 25. 583-1248. Hyde Park.

SUNDAY, FEB. 12 Art Exhibits For Arts’ Sake, 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-7200; Mariemont.

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For Arts’ Sake, 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Eclectic display of paintings, photos, sculptures and mobiles by the 5300 Group, a local collection of artistic spirits who work in various media. Sculpture by Deborah Davidson, Bill Feinberg, Sue Kemp and Barbara Patterson; paintings by Carolyn Bjornson; photography by Virginia Cox; fiber art by Leslie Alexandria; and mobiles by Karen Feinberg. Exhibit continues through Feb. 19. Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Blood Brothers, 8 p.m., Anderson Center, $15; $12 students, seniors, and active military. 233-2468; Anderson Township.

Cardio Kick Boxing, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., Anderson Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, 8510 Beechmont Ave., Led by George

Nature Maple Magic, 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m., California Woods Nature Preserve, 5400 Kellogg Ave., Learn how maple syrup is made. Demonstrations and tastings. Free. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Park Board. 231-8678; California.

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Exhibits Remembering the 1937 Flood Exhibit, 1 p.m.-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. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Historical Society. 231-2114. Anderson Township.

Holiday - Valentine’s Day Love, Peace and Charity’s Valentine Gala & Fashion Show, noon, 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Fashion show at 5 p.m. $30, $25 advance. 731-8000; Oakley.

Painter and Veteran of the Civil War, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 7917717; Fairfax.

Education Junior High Self-Defense, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Lessons on awareness and protection. Physical self-defense explained and practiced. Grades 6-8. Family friendly. $25, $20 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4513. Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.

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Love on the Wild Side, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. A naturalist will reveal the beauty secrets various animals use to help them find their perfect mate. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger Anderson Towne Center, 7580 Beechmont Ave., Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300; Anderson Township. Motherless Daughters Ministry Event, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Weekly through April 30., Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road, Lifeaffirming study based on the book "Motherless Daughters: A Legacy of Loss" by Hope Edelman. Book chronicles author’s brave search for healing following the death of her mother when she was 17. $35. Registration required. Presented by Motherless Daughters Ministry. Anderson Township.

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Blood Brothers, 3 p.m., Anderson Center, $15; $12 students, seniors, and active military. 233-2468; Anderson Township.

Sonny Moorman Group, 7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m., Anderson Bar and Grill, 8060 Beechmont Ave., $5. 474-2212. Anderson Township.

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Music - Religious Bach Vespers, 5:30 p.m., St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 100 Miami Ave., Evening prayer featuring the Cincinnati Bach Ensemble continuo. 831-2052. Terrace Park.


Codependents Anonymous, 7 p.m.-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 Feb. 29. 231-0733. Oakley.

MONDAY, FEB. 13 Art & Craft Classes School of Glass Kids After School: Imagining Monsters, 4 p.m.-5 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Draw monster in your imagination and create it using our fused glass components. Choose whether your monster will stand or hang, and learn how to give it moving parts. Ages 6-9. $30. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley.

Art Exhibits Paintings by William McKendree Snyder (1848-1930): Landscape

Art & Craft Classes Make and Bake: Valentine’s Frit Bowl, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Create heart frit bowl. Students guided to create unique bowl made entirely out of coarse frit, using red, pink and opaline striker glass. No experience necessary. $20. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley.

Art Exhibits For Arts’ Sake, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-7200; Mariemont. Paintings by William McKendree Snyder (1848-1930): Landscape Painter and Veteran of the Civil War, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 7917717; Fairfax.



Special meal, treat for Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day brings back memories of my first real box of candy. My boyfriend, Jim, came with two velvet heart-shaped boxes of Brach’s candy from the corner drug store. One was for me and the other for my mom. Pretty cool. I learned a valuable lesson: Valentine’s Day isn’t just for sweethearts!

Scott Bien’s Valentine’s Day city chicken and special smashed potatoes I enjoy meeting young people who are cooking simply for the love of it. Scott Bien, a West-side reader, does just that. As Scott told me: “While my education is in law, my passion lies in cooking.” I asked Scott to create an easy, but elegant, Valentine’s dinner. Scott’s philosophy is if you love the person you are cooking for and love what you are doing, you are already half way to a delicious Valentine’s Day dish. (He also shared a fabulous recipe for a mango chicken curry on my blog, Cooking with Rita, on

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Made from pork loin. The story goes that it was created years ago since pork was cheaper than chicken (Cincinnati being Porkopolis and all). The skewered meat is supposed to resemble a chicken leg. Scott gets his made at Humbert’s Meats on Winton Road. Humbert’s puts five one-inch cubes of pork on each skewer. Scott buys six skewers of pork and here’s how he makes them: Roll each in flour seasoned to taste with salt, black pepper, crushed red pepper and curry powder. Sauté in extra-virgin olive oil until all sides are golden but not cooked through. Wrap each with raw bacon and bake at 350 until bacon is crispy. Scott’s took about 60 minutes. I would check after 30 minutes because ovens vary.

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Wednesday, Dec. 28 2:28 a.m., Old Kellogg Road, sick person 3:24 a.m., Stonegate Drive, stroke 3:56 a.m., Pebble Court, person injured in a fall 7:42 a.m., Wismar Drive,

trouble breathing 11:04 a.m., Indian Trace Court, sick person 2:09 p.m., White Pine Court, medical emergency 7:15 p.m., Pebble Court, trouble breathing

Thursday, Dec. 29 2:43 a.m., Bestview Terrace, stroke

6:49 a.m., Woodcroft Drive, trouble breathing 8:32 a.m., Coolidge Avenue, back pain 8:40 a.m., Moran Drive, person unconscious / unresponsive 9:27 a.m., Eight Mile Road, medical emergency 11:26 a.m., Ashgrove Drive, sick person 12:08 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, medical emergency 12:26 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, trouble breathing 3:44 p.m., Rolling Hills Drive, person unconscious / unresponsive

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The Youth Group of Clough United Methodist Church will have its annual Valentine’s Dinner from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, in the church at 2010 Wolfangel Road, Anderson Township.This candlelight dinner will feature a choice of spaghetti or lasagna served with salad and bread sticks.Dessert and beverage will also be included. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple and must be purchased by Feb. 5. Door prizes will be awarded and a silent auction will take place. Proceeds from the evening will help support the Youth Group and help finance the church mission trip to Jamaica this summer. Please call the church office and leave your name and phone number to make reservations. For more


Faith Christian Fellowship

The church is at 6800 School St., Newtown; 271-8442;


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BAPTIST Hyde Park Baptist Church Michigan & Erie Ave

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

ROMAN CATHOLIC ST. GERTRUDE PARISH Church (513) 561-5954 • (513) 561-8020 School Miami Ave & Shawnee Run Rd. Mass Schedule Daily: 7:00, 8:00 & 11:30AM Saturday: 4:30PM Sunday: 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00AM 12:30 & 6:00PM

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


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CHERRY GROVE UMC 1428 Eight Mile Rd.

Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Wed Night Bible Study 7:00 pm Pastor Ed Wilson 8105 Beech Avenue - Deer Park (Just off Galbraith across from Amity School) 513-793-7422

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Worship: 9:30-10:30 Fellowship: 10:30-10:45 Sunday School: 10:45-11:30 Pastor: Rev. William E. Groff

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

513-474-1428 •

*Child care for children up to 4 in a staffed nursery from 9-noon


CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 "Freedom: Forgiving Others" Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am

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

Nursery Care Provided

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

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


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

Sunday Worship: 9:00 & 10:30 AM with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN




8999 Applewood Dr Blue Ash 891 8527 (off Larchview, off Plainfield at Cross County Hwy.)

Sunday School & Worship 9 AM & 10:30 AM


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

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

INDIAN HILL Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Phone 513-561-6805 Fax 513-561-0894

Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith Cincinnati, OH 45243

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

Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am

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


Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m.

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2 Traditional Worship Services 8:15 & 11:00 - Temporarily held at Titus Auditorium, (Jan - Mar) due to renovation. 2 Contemporary Worship Services 9:30 & 11:00 am in our Contemporary Worship Center Saturday Service 5:30 pm Sunday School and Childcare available at 9:30 & 11:00 Services Plenty of Parking behind Church 7515 Forest Road Cincinnati, OH 45255 513-231-4172 •

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

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ECK Worship Service

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

Road, Anderson Township; 474-2441.

The church is having a Hoxworth Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 3

Community HU Song 10 am

2021 Sutton Ave 231-4445

The church invites the public to a concert with The Tacketts, a family trio that combines southern and contemporary music to present the Gospel, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18. Information on the trio can be found at Admission is on a love offering basis. The church is at 1674 Eight Mile

Faith Presbyterian Church

Experience the Light and Sound of God You are invited to the


First Baptist Church of Anderson Hills


Clough United Methodist Church

p.m., Saturday, March 10. All are welcome. Free childcare will be available and cookies will be provided to all donors. Contact Marsha Vonderwish at 231-1399 or by email at with questions. The church is at 6434 Corbly Road, Mount Washington; 231-1339;


The church is at 5751 Kellogg Ave. Service is at 9:30 a.m. Call 232-5077.

information about the dinner visit the church website. The church is at 2010 Wolfangel Road,Anderson Township; 231-4301;


California Columbia United Methodist Church

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care Ages 3 through 12

681 Mt. Moriah Drive • 513.752.1333

Sunday 9:30 &11:00 a.m. Loveland High School, off of Rich Rd. 683-1556

Susan and Robert Kamman are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jaclyn Susan, to Robert Nicholas, son of Cindy and Robert Carey. Jaclyn is a graduate of Anderson High School and Nick is a graduate of Mason High School. Jaclyn is a 2010 Summa Cum Laude graduate of Miami University, and is an English teacher at Milford Jr. High School. Nick is a 2011 graduate of Miami University and is a Personal Banker at 5th/3rd Bank. The couple is planning a June 8, 2013, wedding at the Glendale Lyceum.



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ANDERSON TWP. — Zachary Brophy, now 7-yearsold, suffered a stroke while in his mother's womb which doctors believe caused a mild form of cerebral palsy (CP), resulting in a form of partial lower leg paralysis known as foot drop. Because of the paralysis, Brophy, who lives in Anderson Township, was weak on his right side and had an unnatural gait. However, a new medical device the size of an iPod is

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