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The Forest Hills Foundation for Education recently re-introduced “A Day For Today's Woman” at Nagel Middle School.

What warning? As the severe weather season rolls in, some Anderson Township residents may not hear the outdoor warning sirens. The Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency is in the midst of upgrading and expanding the outdoor weather siren network throughout the county and some Anderson Township sirens have been removed from service during the process. Full story, A2

Big stage Wilson Elementary School students aren’t attending a hockey game just to watch action on the ice. They will actually contribute by singing the National Anthem at the start of the Cincinnati Cyclones game March 21. Full story, A3

Time to pay? Anderson Township officials are discussing a plan to charge those attending concerts at Riverbend Music Center to park in the township’s Ohio River Trail parking lot. The lot is on Kellogg Avenue across from the River Downs entrance. Full story, A4

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Chicken coop change sought By Lisa Wakeland

One Anderson Township resident wants the trustees to ease zoning laws to allow citizens to keep chickens as pets. Melanie Reising, who lives on Wetheridge Drive near Birney Lane and Salem Road, asked for a text amendment to the zoning resolution that restricts the property line setbacks for pet housing structures. Currently, pet enclosures must be at least 100 feet from the property line. “The reason this is significant to me is … I would like some hens, both as pets and for the egg production,” said Reising, who has also maintained a vegetable garden for years. “(Communities) are being petitioned by their residents … to make the municipality a more sustainable, suburban area. More people are becoming concerned as to buying food that’s grown locally and being more aware of the chemicals that are being used in the production of their food.” Reising, who is a prosecutor for the city of Cincinnati and often enforces zoning issues, said keeping hens in the backyard is allowed in other communities such as Montgomery.

An Anderson Township resident recently asked trustees to ease zoning laws for pet enclosure so she can keep a couple chickens on her property. Keeping hens as pets and for fresh eggs has become increasingly popular around the country. FILE PHOTO. Cincinnati does not prohibit citizens from keeping hens, she said, but does regulate sanitation, odor, noise or “issues that may be of concern to neighbors.” Reising urged Anderson Township officials to look into the issue, consider similar regulations for backyard chickens and change the resolution pro-

hibiting pet housing enclosures to “something more realistic.” Planning and Zoning Director Paul Drury explained that staff will conduct research on local, state and national regulations regarding keeping chickens as pets and present the information to the board of trustees. If the trustees decide to initiate the text amendment, it will

head to the Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission for review before coming before the Anderson Township Zoning Commission, Drury said. The Zoning Commission would make a recommendation before the township trustees vote on the final text amendment, and Drury said the process could take up to six months.

New Lunken brewery opening soon By Lisa Wakeland


There’s something starting to brew near Lunken Airport. After searching for a site for several months, Mt. Washington resident Scott LaFollette is getting ready to start production at his new Blank Slate Brewing Co. business. With help from friends and family, LaFollette has renovated a space on Airport Road in the East End and plans to start brewing two seasonal beers in April. LaFollette has been brewing beer at home for years, usually 10 gallons at a time. Now, with his new equipment, LaFollette can brew more than 200 gallons. LaFollette said he’s excited to start his own brewery and the name is very appropriate for where he is in life and his views on brewing. “I’ve leveraged most of what I own and sunk my savings into this and am moving on with my life,” said the former polymer chemist. “It’s also a fitting philosophy with my beer. I start with a blank slate and no misconceptions … and try to brew a lot of classic styles of beer, but change one or two things to make it different than what the expectation would be.” He plans to brew seasonal beers and with spring around the


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Mt. Washington resident Scott LaFollette stands by the boil kettle inside the new production facility for his business, Blank Slate Brewery, located on Airport Road in the East End. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY

Blank Slate Brewing Co. will start with two different seasonal blends. » The first is an America session ale called Movin’ On. Brewery owner Scott LaFollette explained that session ale is an English term for a beer that has lower alcohol content so you can drink a couple pints in a “session.” » The second beer is called Pour ...Wait ... Repeat. LaFollette said it’s an American wheat beer with a little more hops than standard wheat beers, but the hops will be added later in the brewing process to add more flavor and aroma instead of bitterness.


corner LaFollette said he opted for lighter beer with a crisper palate. Blank Slate Brewing Co. will have different blends throughout the year and rotate its beers seasonally. Columbia Tusculum resident Matt Ackermann said he’s happy there will be another local brewery in the area. “It’s really interesting and kind of a great way to bring back the history of Cincinnati,” he said. “Having this one open in our area and to have more local brews

being produced here, I’m all for it.” Even as craft brewing gains more traction across the country it’s still a small portion of all beer sales with a lot of room for growth and he’s happy to join the handful of other local breweries in Cincinnati. “There is a lot of room for everyone, and it’s a great community with lots of camaraderie,” he said. “We help each other and that keeps us all together to compete against the big brewers (like An-

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Upgrade silences Anderson Twp. sirens By Lisa Wakeland

As the severe weather season rolls in, some Anderson Township residents may not hear the outdoor warning sirens. The Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency is in the midst of upgrading and expanding the outdoor weather siren network throughout the county and some Anderson Township sirens have been

removed from service during the process. During the March siren test officials noticed multiple sirens were not operating properly, and are now working to fix the problem, said Assistant Township Administrator Steve Sievers. Sievers urged residents to monitor severe weather conditions via television or weather radio reports and to not rely on the outdoor warning system.

He said the Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency plans to have all sirens operational during the week of March 26, and they will know if the fix worked during the next test on April 4. Outdoor weather sirens are tested at noon the first Wednesday of each month. The sirens will sound a steady tone for five minutes when the National Weather Service issues a tornado warning, accord-

ing to the county agency's website. Though tornadoes can hit anytime the peak tornado season for Ohio is April to July. Fire Chief Mark Ober said the upgrade process removes some sirens and relocates others to provide better overall coverage to Anderson Township. Township officials approved the new siren locations last year, but Ober said some locations changed after the approval, and officials are trying to keep residents apprised




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Wilson students to sing at hockey game By Forrest Sellers

Wilson Elementary School chorus teacher Emily Jencson, left, stands with chorus members Max Collins and Emily Naramore. Collins and Naramore, who are both sixth-graders, will be among the students performing the National Anthem at the Cincinnati Cyclones game Wednesday, March 21. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

ANDERSON TWP. — Wilson Elementary School students aren’t attending a hockey game just to watch action on the ice. They will actually contribute by singing the National Anthem. The fifth- and sixthgrade choirs will perform the National Anthem at the start of the Cincinnati Cyclones game 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at U.S. Bank Arena. “It’s a great opportunity to perform in a venue (where) people from other communities can see what we work on every day,” said Emily Jencson, general music and chorus teacher at the school. The choirs have been preparing for the performance for several months. Jencson had heard about other schools performing at the games and inquired about Wilson participating. “This is the first time we've done something like this,” she said. Sixth-grader Emily Naramore said she is slightly nervous, but very excited. “After I get home I sing the National Anthem in my room to get used to it,” she said. Sixth-grader Max Colins is eager for the opportunity to perform as well. “I’ve only been to a few Cyclones games,” he said. “I think it’s going to be fun.” Jencson said the students have worked very

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Anderson Twp. may charge for parking By Lisa Wakeland

Anderson Township officials are discussing a plan to charge those attending concerts at Riverbend Music Center to park in the township’s Ohio River Trail parking lot. The lot is on Kellogg Avenue across from the River Downs entrance.

That parking area was closed for most of last year to deter tailgating and illegal parking during large events at Riverbend, said Assistant Township Administrator Steve Sievers. “With any parking area, and especially with township property, we’ve made the effort to look at joint use,” he said.

“Why not look at the possibility of recouping our expense and even making money to use for upkeep (of the Ohio River Trail area)?” Parking at Riverbend is free with a paid ticket, and Sievers said these 1015 spaces would be aimed at those arriving late. The parking lot would be staffed by a building

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attendant with flexible hours and would be more cost effective than having a sheriff’s deputy monitoring the lot, he said. If there was an issue fire department and sheriff’s office personnel who are working at the concert could respond quickly, he said. Trustee Peggy Reis said the idea has potential to generate some revenue, but township officials need to look at all the safety and liability issues before moving forward. “I think it’s a benefit to concertgoers, as long as it’s striped in a safe way,” she said. “If it’s something

Anderson Township may charge Riverbend Music Center concertgoers to park in this lot on Kellogg Avenue. Any revenue could be used to maintain and landscape areas along the Ohio River Trail. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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CCD artists earn recognition INDIAN HILL — The Scholastic Arts Competition recognized 29 Country Day Upper School students for their photography, drawing and painting. Scholastics, a regional and national competition, awards students in categories of visual arts and writing. Country Day had11Gold Key winners. The Gold Key isthehighestregionalprize. All Gold Key awards are considered for national level recognition in New York City. Country Day students find their artistic inspiration in many ways. Gold Key Portfolio winner Emily Ashwell is inspiredbyphotographingordinary things and making them interesting. Avery Maier says that this recognition can be attributed to the guidance and teachingoftheCountryDay fine arts department faculty. Many students will carrytheirtalentsontocollege, and even professionally. Deve're Highsmith would like to major in graphic design and Jonas Luebbers would like to study either graphic design or architecture. Country Day has a successful history with the Scholastic competition. In 2011, Country Day had a record number of students win Scholastics, and this year CCDS topped last year's record with one Gold Portfolio, 12 Gold Keys, six

HONOR ROLLS ARCHBISHOP MOELLER HIGH SCHOOL The following students have earned honors for the first quarter of 2011-2012.

Freshmen First Honors - Lucas Cowell, Nicholas Sjulin and Michael Wedzikowski. Second Honors - Peyton Altom, Dane Frank, Paris Guinn, Bradley LaFountain, Benjamin Shurmer and Adam Turner.

Sophomores First Honors - Austin Bohenek Second Honors - Patrick Birrer, Jack Gruber, William Hardenbergh, Aaron Hoffman, Spencer Horn, Alexander Kuhn and Corey Pieper.


This work Cincinnati Country Day senior Deve're Highsmith is the recipient of a Gold Key award in the Scholastic Arts Competition. THANKS TO DEVE'RE HIGHSMITH silvers, and 14 honorable mention awards. "Scholastic Awards speak to the effectiveness of a comprehensive K-12 art curriculum. Students need a period of time to develop the technical skills used to express their own voice," said fine art department chairwoman Carole LichtySmith, "because of our commitment to a comprehensive curriculum, students are better able to visually communicate on a deeper level." This year's winners include:

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Kelsey Bardach, sophomore from Amberley Village. Yichen Dong, a senior from Mason. Amelia Drew, a junior from Indian Hill. Sabrina Finn, (two images), a sophomore from Anderson Township. Deve're Highsmith, a senior from Indian Hill Abby McInturf, a junior from Indian Hill. Julia Murphy, a senior from Terrace Park. Petra Palmer , a senior

from Hyde Park. Emily Sprinkle, (two images) a senior from Forest Park. Charlotte Ward, a sophomore from Terrace Park.

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Amelia Drew, a senior from Indian Hill. Meg Lazarus, a junior from Hyde Park and Terrace Park. Katie Leonard, a senior from Indian Hill. Chris Magarian, a senior from Indian Hill. Petra Palmer, a senior from Hyde Park. Katie Warwick, a senior from Anderson Township. Sophie Weinstein, a junior from Milford.

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Cincinnati Country Day senior Emily Ashwell's photograph is the recipient of the Gold Key Portfolio award in the Scholastic Arts Competition. THANKS TO EMILY ASHWELL

omore from Amberley Village. Brian Burnett, (two images), a senior from Hamilton Sabrina Finn, a sophomore from Anderson Township. Meg Lazarus, a junior from Hyde Park and Terrace Park. Jayne Lester, a junior from Mariemont. JonasLuebbers,(twoimages) a senior from Mariemont. Timmy Macrae, (2 images) a senior from Indian Hill. Avery Maier, a junior from Indian Hill. Abby McInturf, (2 images) a senior from Indian Hill. Allison Mesh, a junior from Montgomery. Katie Warwick, a senior from Anderson Township.

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Seniors First Honors - Giana Dawod, Erin Gibbons and Tatiana Tomley. Second Honors - Anna Burkett and Madeleine Rayome.


Six 11th grade students from The Seven Hills School recently won second place in a Chinese signing competition at The Confucius Institute on the campus of Miami University. Elizabeth Young, Carly Harten and Allan Loeffler, all of Anderson Township, as well as Sara Hodgkins, of Sycamore Township, Terrance Webb, of Deer Park, and Lin Liu, of Montgomery, offered a group performance in Chinese that helped them earn the award. From left, are Webb, Young, Harten, Loeffler, Hodgkins and Liu. THANKS TO SUSANNA MAX

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Turpin High School senior Elaine Yung is a visual arts finalist in the prestigious Overture Awards competition. Anderson High School students who were named semifinalists in the competition include Luis ParisMorales, instrumental music (trumpet); Abigail Dorsten, vocal music; and Brittany Liu, theater. The Overture Awards

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Rocket volleyball aims high By Adam Turer

The McNicholas High School boys volleyball team will rely on veteran leadership in their quest to advance to the state tournament this season. The Rockets aim to send the team’s seven seniors out on top with a highly successful season. Senior tri-captains Kyle Lewis, Doug Neiheisel and Marc Schmalz will lead the squad. Schmalz earned second-team allGCL Central honors last year. They are joined by two other returning seniors and two seniors who are new to the program. The Rockets also boast an experienced junior class. “We do have a lot of experience, but the guys have never really had to play together,” said second-year head coach Julie Kyle Lewis, Doug Neiheisel and Marc Schmalz return from the 2011 team to lead the 2012 version of the Rockets. Last year’s team included: Kevin Mulvey. How quickly the team jells Fagan (1), Lewis (2), Evan McPhillips (3), Chris Hamad (4), Stefan Games (5), Robby Kump (6), Christian Ray (7), Schmalz (8), Neiheisel (9), Patrick will be a key factor this season. If DiSalvio (10), Justin Hebeler (11), Nick Battaglia (13), Jacob Willenbrink (14), Matt Schneider (15), head coach Julie Mulvey (middle, right), assistant all of the veterans can click early coaches (top, from left ) Casey Selzer and Katey Schroeder. in the year, the Rockets will be in a position to challenge for the ished 12-16 overall and were uals and a hunger for victory, the Greater Catholic League Central “The boys are extremely excited about their knocked out of the district tour- Rockets are primed for a succhampionship. nament by Roger Bacon in the cessful 2012 season. Preseason “I am hoping for a huge possibilities and the more and more I watch second round. McNick started practices have been uptempo amount of chemistry to get us them, the more I’m getting their fever to head the season 9-6 before dropping and the Rockets are eager to get through any of our areas where ten of their last 13 matches. This the season started. McNick we might be lacking,” said Mul- to state this year. This team has amazing year, the team is hungry to over- opens the 2012 campaign at home vey. “Our group of seniors and potential and their ‘bring-it-on’ attitude is take defending GCL Central against Oak Hills on Tuesday, juniors are a pretty tight group champion Roger Bacon and GCL March 27. and genuinely get along, so I why I can’t wait to see what the season “The boys are extremely exrival and defending Division II don’t believe our captains will be holds.” cited about their possibilities and state champion Alter. the only leaders on the court this HEAD COACH JULIE MULVEY “Alter tends to give us the the more and more I watch them, year.” most trouble lately, so we are the more I’m getting their fever Talent is not in question for this team. How the individual tal- dividuals, but as anyone knows, commitment to the program and really going to focus on taking to head to state this year,” said ents manifest on the court as a you’re not going to win squat if each other and they will certain- them out of the race for GCL Mulvey. “This team has amazing potential and their ‘bring-it-on’ team will be the deciding factor you focus on individuals over the ly need to work on passing as a leadership,” said Mulvey. With a strong veteran pres- attitude is why I can’t wait to see team,” said Mulvey. “They are team.” for the Rockets. Last season, the Rockets fin- ence, several talented individ- what the season holds.” “We have some very strong in- going to have to really work on

McNick grad named new varsity SUA soccer coach St. Ursula Academy recently named Becky Imhoff Evans as the new head varsity soccer coach, slated to take over the highly ranked St. Ursula Bulldogs varsity team for the 20122013 competitive season. Evans is a Cincinnati native with a great deal of soccer, coaching and athletic training experience. “I’ve walked in these girls’ shoes. I know what it takes to balance academics and athletics at the high school and collegiate level. I know the commitment, hard work and passion it takes, from both the coaches and players, to be successful on the soccer field,” she said. As a former GGCL high school player at Archbishop McNicholas, she is familiar with the league. “As a player, I’ve always respected the St. Ursula soccer program,” said Evans. “The rich tradition, outstanding players and first-class facilities all make St. Ursula a special place to coach. I feel honored to have the opportunity to coach here.” After playing for her high school and the Hammer F.C. club team, she continued her soccer career at the University of Cincinnati, where she was a four-year starter and two-year team captain. She majored in health promotion with an emphasis in exercise and fitness. During college, Evans coached several club teams, training girls from ages 12-18 years old. She also worked parttime at a sports performance facility to help athletes enhance their abilities in their specific

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sport of interest. She continued to play soccer after college for the W-League Cleveland Internationals and was a Combine Finalist in 2009 for the Women's Professional League. Her recent work as head coach and trainer at Kings Soccer Academy and as health and fitness supervisor at TriHealth has contributed significantly to her overall experience as a soccer coach. She has big plans for the St. Ursula team. “We welcome Coach Evans to the St. Ursula family. She brings a lot of talent and experience with her and we look forward to supporting her as she takes the Bulldogs soccer program into the future,” said SUA Athletic Director Mike Sipes.


The Anderson High School's varsity boys basketball team visit Matthew 25: Ministries to volunteer their time. Coach Frank Brandy, coach Dan Bartholomew and coach Bob Mullenax along with Charlie Carroll, Dane Stevlingson, Ben Martina, Joe Cossins, Reed Kaiser, Matt Huntington, Jeff Hochwalt, Noah Whittenbarger, Bobby Murdock and Mark Luke. THANKS TO VICKI HUNTINGTON


The Cincinnati State men’s soccer program has signed 10 Tristate recruits for the 2012 season, including Anderson High School’s Ryan Strunk, who will play goalkeeper. "We really have a strong group of freshman coming in,” said Head Coach Mike Combs. “A lot of our recruits passed up the opportunity to go on to four-year schools for the chance to play here right

away and make an impact." Last year the Surge soccer program finished the regular season nationally ranked in both major polls with an overall record of 16-5-0 while claiming its seventh Ohio Community College Athletic Conference title with a 6-0-0 conference record. The 2010 Cincinnati State men’s team finished the season as national runners-up with an overall record of 23-3-0. In the last nine seasons,

Cincinnati State has produced 12 All-Americans, 42 First Team All-OCCAC players, 32 All-Region players, 6 OCCAC “Player of the Year” recipients and 5 National Junior College Athletic Association “Player of the Week” recipients. If you would like to submit news about your college athlete, please send the information (you may include a photo) to



SIDELINES Ladies golf league

An established group of golfers, the California Wednesday Ladies Golf League is looking for additional members. An informative meeting at the course will be 9 a.m. April 18, for all interested in playing nine holes weekly for the summer session April 25 to Sept. 12. To attend or learn more about the league, contact Kay Ebay, 232-7211 or Millie Didlake 231-3366 by April 13.

Yesterday’s Kids 10th season

Yesterday’s Kids, a group of “Seasoned Citizens” over 65

years old who still love to play softball, is having its 10th anniversary season this year. The group has two over-65 leagues that play at 9:30 a.m. on Monday and Thursday on the Anderson Township Riverside softball fields on Round Bottom Road. Four games are played at the same time on the fields. This year, a new league is being added for players 74 years old and older. After 10 seasons, the league matured and now there is a lot of interest in an older league. The new league will start out with four teams and play at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays at Riverside. Both leagues are sponsored

by Eastgatespring Healthcare Management of Cincinnati. There are openings in all three leagues this season. For more information, call Ron Ward at 753-9469, or Warren Wettengel at 732-1644.

Cheerleading tryouts

CIA of Cincinnati Agent All-Star cheerleading clinics are 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 28, at 569 Old Ohio 74, Mt. Carmel. Tryouts follow starting at 12:30 p.m. the same day. Fee is $50, $25 of which will go toward team tuition. All-Star training starts 6-8 p.m., March 29 to April 26. Fee is $55.

RESULTS Nagel Middle School results for Feb. 13-14

Boys Basketball

8 Blue: Lost to Wilmington

(FAVC Tourney), 58-47. Final record: 11-7. 8 Silver: Lost to Milford (FAVC Tourney), 69-38. Final record: 12-6.


7 Silver: Lost to Kings (FAVC Tourney), 64-21. Final record: 9-9.

Immaculate Heart of Mary's fifth-grade volleyball team celebrates winning the prestigious Mount Notre Dame Cougar Classic with a 10-0 record. They also beat St. Ursula Villa in league play and finished 27-3 in the CYO, making them league co-champs. They finished 60-4 on the year and won the city championship at Mason SportsPlex March 11. From left are: Back, assistant coach Chris Zimmerman, Lillie Zimmerman, Sarah Tankersley, Lauren Boldt, Ava Romerill and head coach Stephen Tankersley; front, Jenny Kleier, Lauren Steele, Josie Buendia and Abby Wachs. THANKS TO STEPHEN TANKERSLEY

Kiwanis basketball wants to improve community Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. On a local level, one of the Kiwanis Club of Anderson Hills chapter’s goals is: “To support a better community by helping provide recreation and scholarships for children and youth.” With the KBA basketball program, Kiwanis of Anderson Hills feels it is meeting this goal while putting smiles on faces. Every year they use proceeds from the KBA program to fund scholarships for deserving students in the Anderson Township area. An example of this is the Paul Byrnside Memorial Scholarship. Paul was a special member of the Anderson Hill Kiwanis Club, always giving his time and effort. He served as president of the club on two separate occasions and held several other offices over the years. In his honor, the club awards two $500 scholarships annually. The competition is open to qualified high school seniors who plan to pursue studies leading to a traditional institute of higher education degree; seniors must have competed in the Kiwanis basketball program; and not be related to an active Kiwanis member.

The Anderson Hills Kiwanis 11th- and 12th-grade tournament champions are Brad Thoerner, Alex McLaughlin, Quintin Coens, Jack Hehemann, John Bloom, David Morton, Lucas Marshall, Tanner Wolfe, Austin Orlemann, Phil Farris, Zak Orlemann and head coach Tim McLaughlin. THANKS TO DANIEL FLYNN Kiwanis of Anderson Hills determines the winners in two areas: Community activity and what players get out of playing Kiwanis basketball. Most talk about learning how to play together as a team was their greatest reward. There is plenty of history with the league, having roots dating back to the 1950s. Games were played at the old junior high school located across from the Anderson Township Center and Methodist Church. The program expanded in the early 1960s and was headed by Judy Bell, and later by then appointed Commissioner Paul Byrnside in the late 1960s. As the program grew, training leagues were added and run by Tom Shingle-

ton. In the late 1970s Dale Bartholmew was running the younger group and Paul the older group. They then recruited George Beller, who is still actively involved and instrumental in running the league today. One of George’s favorite memories with KBA came from when he was refereeing a tournament game. The boys were lined up during a free throw and one of the boys looked over at George and said, “This is great, March Madness in the KBA.” From then on, they referred to the league as the “KBA”. Currently the league is divided into three divisions comprised of 34 teams totaling around 350 players. The league has a very positive image and the kids seem to love the

structure and outlet. As many know, volunteer organizations are only as good as the members running and volunteers who generously donate their time and expertise. In this case, KBA has been expertly run over the years by folks like Luke Jones, Will Walker, Mike Wesselman, George Beller and Glen Perry. In addition, there are many who have donated their time and expertise to the kids and the league and without them, the KBA would not exist. Some of these folks include locals like Mike Maynard, Dan Flynn, Charley Isaly, Stan Moczydlowski, Kevin Obrien, Bob Temp, Bill Smith and Jim Hardin to name a few. This year has also featured two father-son coaching volunteers and

rivals Mike and Michael Wesselman and Bill and Kevin Klingensmith. According to current Kiwanis President Jeff Burkholder, the Forest Hills School District has been excellent to work with over the years. Ray Johnson of the FHSD provides KBA with the gym space and works very closely with KBA leadership on solving any problems and meeting needs that may arise. The Kiwanis Club of Anderson Hills is very grateful for the assistance from the school district and Ray for their kind efforts and generosity. Kiwanis Club of Anderson Hills is always looking for new members to help bring their positive message and efforts to our community and kids. But

they could always use help. With kind corporate sponsorship from companies like Chick-Fil-A, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Kuhl’s Hotspot, and membership Kiwanis of Anderson Hills is able to continue providing service to the Anderson areas local youth through the KBA. This year’s KBA season concluded March 4 with its annual season-ending tournament at Nagel Middle School. Local business or individuals can donate to the Kiwanis effort, and can join as a KBA sponsor, Kiwanis member or both. If interested, please Jeff Burkholder at For additional information on Kiwanis, please visit www.andersonkiwanis .com.


Sportsman of the Year coming

The time is coming for readers to nominate athletes for your newspaper’s 2012 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the

Year, the fourth-annual online contest conducted by the Forest Hills Journal. Start thinking about which of your school’s junior or senior standout athletes have displayed the highest of qualities in the classroom, on the field/court and in their

communities. The nomination forms will be online at from April 2-16. Voting will take place online from April 30-May 18. Nearly 270,000 people voted on last year’s 35 winners, nominated and chosen by fans in their commu-

nities, who were then featured in a mid-June issue. Questions can be directed to Melanie Laughman at mlaughman@ or 248-7573.

BRIEFLY Champions Baseball 1st in classic

The Rawlings Gold Glove Award Classic Baseball Tournament, presented by ESPN in Orlando’s Walt Disney World has crowned its 2012 National Winners, including Champions Baseball Academy’s 12U team, which finished in first place, with a record of 50-1.

The team was put together about 12 weeks before the tournament, the team’s only preparation being 12 practices. Despite, the team having its disadvantages, never playing together, no outdoor practices, youngest players in the tournament, and more their overwhelming determination and courage carried them straight to the top. The dedicated young

athletes beat national teams from Florida, Kentucky and Ohio and earned first place gold medals. The majority of team members were only 11 years old, including the only girl to participate in the tournament this year, Olivia Bricker. She was presented with a “Magical Moment Award” from Disney’s Wide World of Sports after making the play at first base for the last out in

the semi-final game. Head coach Homer Hodge was assisted by coaches Larry Fields and Mike Meyer. Game-winning pitching talent from Jay Fields, Nick Meyer, Olivia Bricker, Cameron Meehan, and Bret Neilan led the team to victory with the help of the only catcher to sit behind the plate for more than five full games, Clayton Hodge.

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Donors brought smiles to children

Nothing lights up a child’s face like that unexpected toy on Christmas morning. At Hamilton County Job and Family Services, we regularly deal with abused and neglected children whose parents or temporary guardians do not have the financial means to provide gifts during the holidays. Whether it be a parent trying to break the chains of addiction, a relative unexpectedly charged with the responsibility of raising someone else’s child or a foster parent taking in another little one, survival is top of mind and gifts are an unaffordable luxury. To see children who have suffered so much experience one more disappointment is

heartbreaking. Not this year. Because of the generosity of this community, all of our children will experience a Moira tiny bit of joy Weir COMMUNITY PRESS this holiday season. For the GUEST COLUMNIST first time ever, we have a gift for every child on our active caseload! That is more than 8,000 children! The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots Program is responsible for the bulk of those toys. Toys for Tots donated a toy for every boy and girl under the

CH@TROOM Last week’s question Do you plan on buying the new iPad, or do you wish you could buy the new iPad? Why, or why not?

“I have used Macintosh Computers since 1986 and have long since lost track of how many I have owned. I presently have a MacBook Pro with a 15" screen. I can't see how I would use an iPad. I do not like touch screen keyboards and find the screen too small for everyday use. The on-board storage is too small to accommodate my 42 GB picture library (25,000 pictures). It is probably great for surfing the web email and picture browsing, but I don't see it as my main computer. I prefer a camera with ultra-zoom capability. I would rather have one computer that I can use for everything than ride herd on what is stored on two or three.” F.S.D. “I hate to sound like an old coot, but I cannot think of a single aspect of my life that would be enriched by having an iPad. I'm in my mid-70s, and only have a cell phone so that my daughter and wife can reach me if I'm out. “Here's one reason why I'm not crazy about new phone technology: Several months ago, my wife got a new and fancier cell phone, and is still learning how to use it. Last night at midnight, I heard this crazy music playing some-

age of 13. This unbelievable program deserves recognition and support from everyone in this community. My heartfelt gratitude goes out to Staff Sgt. Jonathan Briick and all the men and woman who are part of this fine program, and to all you throughout this community who donated to Toys for Tots. Many others throughout our community also rallied to the aid of our children. It is incredible that, in this economy, people were so generous. Xerox Corp and Fifth Third Bank once again helped with gifts and a party for our children awaiting adoption. Montgomery Community Church and the Coalition of Care

provided a party spot and other assistance. The Marvin Lewis Foundation and Bengals players made the event all that much more special. The Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center – as they always do – brought toys for our children. Bellarmine Chapel and Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Greenhills also helped again this year. Businesses such as TransAmerica Life Insurance Co., Gries Financial and Siemens USA were generous with gift cards and toys. Warriors for Children, a motorcycle group, joined us this year, too, donating more than $1,000 in gift cards for our older children.

Numerous individuals, including members of Hamilton County’s human resources and administration teams, privately solicited neighbors and friends on our behalf. The outpouring of support was tremendous. I wish I could name everyone. Better yet, I wish I could bottle up those Christmas-morning smiles and send them all your way. This community truly made thousands of children happy this holiday season! Thank you. Moira Weir, of Hyde Park, is director of Hamilton County Job and Family Services department.

Health-care texts is future

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where, and tracked it down to her cell phone, but it stopped. It happened again twice, and it woke her up, and I handed it to her. It turned out to be an alarm, but she didn't know how to turn it off, since she had only learned how to set the alarm that day. I was tempted to throw the thing out in the back yard, but restrained myself, and put it in a desk drawer behind a closed door. So I don't think I need a new iPad.” Bill B. “Not interested. I have used iPads - helpful when I don't have easy computer access - but don't like "typing" on the keypads or the limitations of software. Don't feel a need to have a smart device on my person all day long (not interested in smart phones, either) and find that when I travel my laptop is still the most useful device for me.” J.S.B.

Recent innovation in health care has resulted in the use of technology in health care applications, ranging from actual physician care to maintenance of health records. A rapidly advancing component of health care technology includes the world of mobile health – that is, technology that makes use of mobile devices, including the ubiquitous cellular phone to assist in managing health and information. At a recent summit on mobile health technology presenters shared current and future thinking on wide-ranging applications using technology already available today to assist in the diagnosis and management of disease. For instance, a cardiologist at the convention demonstrated a mobile device able to perform an echocardiogram and ultrasounds. There were demonstrations of contact lenses that monitored glaucoma symptoms; photographic applications that track changes in skin conditions and test strips able to analyze and transmit data from droplets of saliva. Those who watched the Super Bowl a few of weeks ago may not have realized that while they were tuned into the most watched television event in US history mobile health technology was front and center. New England running back BenJarvis Green-Ellis was out-

fitted with a special chinstrap that detected, recorded and transmitted information on how hard he was hit Tim Ingram throughout the COMMUNITY PRESS game to gain GUEST COLUMNIST insight into concussions. Similar technology is already in use in youth sports with an iPhone app that helps check kids for concussions and other head injuries. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said at the same conference that mobile applications can bridge the information gap between doctors and patients and help patients take better charge of their health. “We’re talking about taking the biggest technology breakthrough of all time (mobile technology) and using it to address our greatest national challenge (health care),” she told the audience. A PEW Research report released late last year indicated that 17 percent of mobile phone users used their devices to look up medical and health information. A Juniper survey estimated that 44 million health applications were downloaded in 2011. We are most fortunate here in Hamilton County to have been selected to pilot a mobile appli-

cation to help with a significant local and national health issue – Type 2 diabetes. Called txt4health, the program is launching in three pilot communities – Cincinnati, Detroit and New Orleans. To use this free program (standard messaging charges may apply; consult your wireless carrier for details), people enroll by simply texting the word, “HEALTH” to 300400 using their cell phones. During the enrollment process, participants are asked a brief series of questions that assess their risk for Type 2 diabetes. Based on their responses, individuals receive text messages for 14 weeks with customized information to help them assess their type 2 diabetes risk level, set individualized goals for increased activity and weight loss and connect with local health care providers and the existing wellness and diabetes prevention resources available in our community. We encourage everyone to sign up for txt4health. While the focus is on diabetes there are messages for everyone dealing with healthy eating and exercise. The program will provide you some insight on the direction healthcare is heading in this country.

Tim Ingram is the Health Commissioner for Hamilton County.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Levy committee leaders thank voters

On behalf of the School Levy Committee we would like to extend a sincere thank you to the citizens of the Forest Hills school district for the passage of the levy on March 6, 2012. Your approval will help preserve the educational opportunities available to our youth in a period of economic uncertainty and also help protect our home values. Above all, we should be proud as a community which has reaffirmed its belief in and commitment to public education making Forest Hills a great place to live and raise a family. We especially want to thank the hundreds of volunteers who devoted their time, energy and talents to the levy’s success. The district’s message of being effective, efficient and exemplary

would not have been heard without their help. Again, thank you to all. Jim Yunker and Forest S. Heis Co-Chairs of Forest Hills Levy

Author: Annexation pales in comparison to mining approval

I was surprised that Vicky Earhart, administrator of Anderson Township, feels that the village of Newtown is not collaborating by annexing property. Has she already forgotten that Anderson Township approved the Martin Marietta mining plan which will bring 700 trucks per day, 24/7, through Newtown? Is that being neighborly when all the surrounding towns were opposed to the mining operation? Annexing a sliver of Anderson pales compared to the devas-



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tation the mining operation will bring to Newtown. Vince Cappiello Village of Newtown

Author: Levy supporter comments were nasty

I have lived in Anderson Township for 17 years and have enjoyed living here, but recent comments from people supporting the school levy are the nastiest I have seen. You have people asking residents to boycott businesses and to give up "that daily Starbucks” or their "bottled water" in order to pay for the levy. You don't know what people's finances are like, you don't know how long they've gone without a pay increase, have had pay cuts, who contribute to their own retirement, living on retirement, or better yet, how long they haven't had employment. Some

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are struggling just to keep their homes. Just because someone may not think or vote they way you do doesn't give you the right to tell someone how to spend their money or how to vote. Now you have writers telling people to hire Realtors and “relocate." Shame on you for thinking your opinion is more important

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than those who may not agree with you. The last time I checked this was still the United States of America and we have still have the right to "Free Speech." What's next, "tithing" to every levy that will be up for a vote in Anderson Township?

Tracey L. Ricketts Anderson Township

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A Day For Today's Woman Committee members include Dana Fine, Deb Gerome, Christy Larrison, Kim Long, Jennifer Rosenberry, Heidi Froschauer, Donna Molloy, Sarah Roberts, Teri Horn and Wendy Holschuh. PROVIDED

BACK IN THE SADDLE Fashion show models representing Turpin High School include Kathy Carboy, Elisia Triggs and Katie Holocher.


he Forest Hills Foundation for Education recently reintroduced “A Day For Today's Woman” at Nagel Middle School. This successful event had been conducted by the Anderson PTA for 16 years, but when committee members’ children graduated no one was available to pick up the reigns. Committee members reunited to bring the event back as a fundraiser for Forest Hills Foundation for Education and appropriately titled it "Back in the Saddle." “We all loved working together on the event,” said Donna Molloy, chairwoman of the “A Day for Today’s Woman” committee. “We had been organizing it at Anderson for the last six years and were sad to give it up when our kids graduated. It’s nice doing it as a fundraiser for the foundation because even though some of us no longer have kids in the Forest Hills schools, we can

still give back to the schools that were such a big part of our lives for so many years. Besides, we have a blast!” The all-day event included continental breakfast, workshops, and a catered lunch. The highlight was a fashion show featuring fashions from Chico's, Folchi's and TJ Maxx modeled by Forest Hills school district teachers and administrators, some of who have been modeling in the show for years. The keynote speaker was Debba Haupert from Girlfriendology. There were 17 different workshops to choose from including cooking with Rita Heikenfeld, flower arranging, Zumba, and tips on looking younger from Estee Lauder. Each attendee participated in two workshops. The event also featured 20 different vendors sharing information on their services, offer-

Fashion show models representing Sherwood Elementary School include Julie Lorzna, Linda Schrader and Kate Bell.

ing food to taste, or selling accessories, clothing and make-up. “I had never been to ‘A Day For Today’s Woman’ before, but I had always heard about what a wonderful event it was,” said Dee Stone, Forest Hills Foundation for Education executive director. “It definitely lived up to its reputation. It was a great way to spend a day with your girlfriends—learning and laughing!” “The Forest Hills Foundation for Education is grateful to the committee for bringing the event back and for the support of community businesses, volunteers, and Forest Hills School District staff members. Thanks to the 200 women who attended, too; we hope they come back next year and bring more friends,” said Stone. The next “A Day for Today’s Woman” event is set for Feb. 23, 2013.

Photos provided by Donna Molloy

Fashion show model Joy Kidwell represented Nagel Middle School.

Fashion show models representing Anderson High School include Melanie Sorrell, Mary Broxterman, Diana Carter and Vicki Beltramo. Fashion show models representing Summit Elementary School include Candy Lausten, Jen Sonnenberg and Abby Brown.

Fashion show model Jeff Rodriquez represented Anderson High School.

Fashion show models representing Mercer Elementary School and Anderson High School include Scott Gates, Diana Carter, Jeff Rodriquez and Mary Broxterman. PROVIDED


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, MARCH 22 Art & Craft Classes Architectural Kilncarving, 5-7 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Bring in image of building or landmark and translate it into kilncarved image on glass. Students work with lightbox to extract basic elements and shapes from structure, then recreate it in fiber paper to create a relief. $45. Registration required. 321-0206; parms/1/class/architectural_kilncarving.html. Oakley.

Art Exhibits Uniquely Ukraine: Paintings by David Miretsky and Svetlana Derenshuk, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 2005 1/2 Madison Road, Two of the great artistic traditions coming from Ukraine’s history are icon and miniature painting. Recent decades produced talented masters who mix colorful palettes with unconventional imagery and human forms. Exhibit includes intimate miniature paintings by Miretsky and contemporary folk paintings by Derenshuk. Free. 3215200; events/101102466678775. O’Bryonville. Charley Harper Exhibition and Sale, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 3668 Erie Ave., Vintage signed and numbered prints. Free. Through April 21. 8715604; Hyde Park. American Tonalist Paintings, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 5729 Dragon Way, Tonalism: distinctive style of low-toned atmospheric landscape painting. Paintings by Charles P. Appel, Frank A. Bicknell, Bruce Crane, Robert M. Decker, John J. Enneking, William C. Fitler, Herman Dudley Murphy and Hal Robinson.

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati will bring the world premiere of "Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale" to the Taft Theatre March 23-25 and March 31. For ticket information, call the box office at 569-8080, ext. 10, or visit Pictured is Emily Kissela as Rapunzel. PROVIDED

Exhibit continues through April 14. Free. Through April 14. 791-7717; Fairfax.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. Through Aug. 2. 379-4900. Anderson Township.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 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.

Nature Animal Tales, 11 a.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

On Stage - Theater Cole, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Revue devised by Benny Green and Alan Strachan and directed by John Langley. Story of Cole Porter’s life: from Yale to Paris to Manhattan to Broadway to Hollywood. Musical tribute to the King of Musicals includes such hit tunes as “I Love Paris,” “Take Me Back to Manhattan,” “Love for Sale,” “Night and Day” and “I Get a Kick Out of You.” $17. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

FRIDAY, MARCH 23 Art & Craft Classes Make & Bake: River Rock Bowl, 3-5 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Experiment with Bullseye frits to create this unique river rock effect in glass. No experience necessary. $30. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley. Sculptural Bead Making: Sculpting Animals and Utilizing Tools, 1-4 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Learn to construct sculptural animal beads. Manipulate glass with variety of tools including mashers, tweezers and old mandrels. Some bead-making experience necessary. $80. Registration required. 321-0206; home/classes/parms/1/class/ sculptural_bead_making_sculpting_animals_and_utilizing_tools.html. Oakley.

Art Exhibits Uniquely Ukraine: Paintings by David Miretsky and Svetlana Derenshuk, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; events/101102466678775. O’Bryonville. Another Man’s Treasure, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Brazee Street

Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Gallery One One. Works by glass artist and instructor Erwin Timmers, range of cast recycled window glass sculptures. Erwin employs one mission throughout all of his artwork: Recycle. By developing ways to melt and recast window glass, Erwin transforms traditionally difficult material to recycle, into new and exciting forms. Free. Through April 30. 321-0206; Oakley. Charley Harper Exhibition and Sale, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, Free. 871-5604; Hyde Park. American Tonalist Paintings, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 7917717; Fairfax.

Business Seminars Job Search Learning Labs, 1-2:45 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. Through Dec. 14. 474-3100; Anderson Township.

Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, Anderson Township, is having an Easter egg hunt from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at the church for children 3 years old through sixth grade. Hunt for eggs, visit with the Easter Bunny and get a chance to win special prizes. Parents can bring cameras to photograph their children at Easter backdrops. Children should bring their own basket. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Donations of canned food will be accepted for the Inter Parish Ministries Food Bank in Newtown. The event will be conducted rain or shine and is free. Call 231-4301, or visit

Dining Events Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Fish Fry, 4:30-7 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., Cafeteria. Fried or baked fish, shrimp Caesar salad and cheese pizza dinners with sides, drinks and dessert. Carryout available. $7, $6 seniors, $4 children. 388-0031 carryout. Anderson Township. St. Cecilia Lenten Fish Fry and Bake, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. Cecilia Church, 3105 Madison Road, School Cafeteria. Fried and baked fish and shrimp dinners, fried fish sandwich, cheese pizza, fries, baked potato, green beans, salad, onion rings, mushrooms, applesauce and coleslaw. Desserts and carryout available. Free parking behind church. Dinners $6.50-$8.50. Individual items 50 cents-$7.50. Presented by St. Cecilia Parish. 871-5757; Oakley. Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., Cardinal Pacelli School, 927 Ellison Ave., Cafeteria and gymnasium. Fried cod, shrimp Caesar salad, clam chowder, coleslaw, French fries, vegetables, pizza, homemade macaroni and cheese, fresh fruit, dessert and beverages. Eat in or carryout. $9, $6 seniors, $4 grades K-6, free for preschoolers. Presented by Our Lord Christ the King Church. 321-4121; Mount Lookout. Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., Guardian Angels Parish Center, 6539 Beechmont Ave., Undercroft, Cafeteria. Fried and baked fish, shrimp, crab cakes, pizza, macaroni and cheese, fries, rice, green beans, cheese sticks, jalapeno poppers, back sale and refreshments. $1.50-$8. Presented by Guardian Angels School. 231-7440. Mount Washington. Wine and Hors D’oeuvres Tasting Event, 3-7 p.m., The

Fresh Market-Oakley, 3088 Madison Road, Sampling gourmet appetizers and desserts along with signature wines. Ages 21 and up. $4. Presented by The Fresh Market. 533--2600. Oakley.

Drink Tastings Wine Tasting, 4-7 p.m., The Wine Merchant, 3972 Edwards Road, Daily tasting bar: 50 cents per taste. 731-1515; Oakley. Wine Tasting, 6-8 p.m., Remke-bigg’s Hyde Park, 3872 Paxton Ave., Cincinnati International Wine Festival Winners red. $5 for five samples and snacks from deli and bakery. 619-5454. Oakley. Wine Tasting, 6-8 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.

Music - Choral Athenaeum Chorale Spring Concert, 8 p.m., Athenaeum of Ohio, 6616 Beechmont Ave., Features the chorale, orchestra and soloists. With Anthony DiCello, Athenaeum music director. $15, $5. Reservations recommended. 233-6138. Mount Washington.

Music - Classic Rock Cincy Rockers, 8:30 p.m., Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave., 871-6789; Mount Lookout.

Music - Concerts The Joy Formidable, 8 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Alternative rock band from London, England. With A Place To Bury Strangers and Exitmusic. $17, $15 advance; plus fees. 800-745-3000; Oakley.

Music - Jazz April Aloisio, 6-8 p.m., Tumi Cafe, 2061 Beechmont Ave., 624-8864; Mount Washington.

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On Stage - Theater Pump Boys and Dinettes, 8 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Musical is about four men who work at a gas station and two women waitresses at the Double Cupp Diner, a dinette, both places located on Highway 57 somewhere between Frog Level and Smyrna, N.C. $12. Presented by Brieabi Productions. 497-5000; Anderson Township. Cole, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township. Crystal Clear Death, 7 p.m., A Touch of Elegance, 5959 Kellogg Ave., Original, interactive murder mystery dinner theater show written by Debbie Lawhorn. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for live music. Salads will be served at 7 p.m. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. $25. Presented by Performing Live on the Town. Through March 31. 201-7568; California.

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Art Exhibits Uniquely Ukraine: Paintings by David Miretsky and Svetlana Derenshuk, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; events/101102466678775. O’Bryonville. Charley Harper Exhibition and Sale, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, Free. 871-5604; Hyde Park. American Tonalist Paintings, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717; Fairfax.

Benefits Starfire’s Final Four FlyAway, 7-11:59 p.m., Porsche of the Village, 4113 Plainville Road, Young professionals gather for evening of NCAA basketball and live entertainment. Includes Fine Car Museum tours. Open bar, raffles, silent auction and music by the Rum Runners. Ages 21 and up. Benefits Starfire. $65. Presented by Starfire. 281-2100; events.html. Mariemont.

Dining Events English Afternoon Tea, 3-5 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Sweets, scones and tea sandwiches surrounded by Just Add Water gallery show and music of Nancy Clark, playing Celtic harp. Two traditional teas poured. $30, $15 ages 12 and under. Reservations required. 272-3700; Mariemont. Wine and Hors D’oeuvres Tasting Event, 3-7 p.m., The Fresh Market-Oakley, $4. 533-2600. Oakley.

Drink Tastings Wine Tasting, Noon-5 p.m., The Wine Merchant, Premium Wine Flight - Northern Rhone: The Wines of Guigal. Four wines from the Guigal estate. $15. 731-1515; Oakley.

Education Kid Super Self-Defense, 10 a.m.-noon, Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave.,

Children recognize their “super powers†to get away from unsafe situations. Lessons on awareness and self-defense techniques. Grades K-5. Family friendly. $25, $20 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4513. Anderson Township. Through the Looking Glass, 7-9 p.m., Cincinnati Observatory Center, 3489 Observatory Place, Old-fashioned slide show using a period projector. Historic glass plates from the center’s collection tell of its heritage and early star gazing events of the late 1800s and early 1900s. $10, $5 children. Registration required. 321-5186; Mount Lookout.

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

Health / Wellness Diabetes Conversation Maps Sessions, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, 4460 Red Bank Road, Suite 100, Theme: Preventing long-term complications. Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. Family friendly. $30 for four sessions; $10 per session. 271-5111. Madisonville. Cincinnati 90 Day Fitness RVLution Kickoff, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Hyde Park Body Boutique, 3407 Monteith Ave., Education, free product sampling and exercise. Free workout session led by fitness trainer. Participants who are interested will be weighed and measured to kick off their own personal “RVLution.” Family friendly. Free. Reservations required. 324-8571; Hyde Park.

Holiday - Easter Easter Egg Hunt, 1 p.m., Mount Washington Presbyterian Church, 6474 Beechmont Ave., Includes refreshments and crafts. Age 2 through grade 6. Family friendly. $3. Registration required. 231-2650; Mount Washington. Easter Egg Hunt, 10-11 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, For children 3 years old through grade 6. Hunt for eggs, visit with Easter Bunny and chance to win special prizes. Donations of canned food accepted for the Inter Parish Ministries Food Bank in Newtown. Rain or shine. Ages -1-6. Free. 231-4301; Anderson Township.



Rita shares Easter, Passover recipes Before we know it, Easter will be here. So today I’m sharing appropriate recipes for both Passover and Easter and will continue to do that for the next couple of weeks. The first two recipes for Easter eggs are ones you have to try. Pam Freeman, a Clermont County reader, shared these on my Union Township cable show “Love Starts in the Kitchen.” Pam and I were retail colleagues way back when. Now she and her husband, Alan, are parents of two cute little girls. I think Pam could give Martha Stewart a run for her money in the homemaking department. Pam is an avid gardener, crafter, good cook and all around creative person. Pam has a flock of what I call fancy chickens and some of hers lay beautifully colored eggs. Pam uses all of her eggs in these recipes. I’ll be sharing my recipe for naturally colored eggs with onion skins, red cabbage, etc. soon.

Silk tie eggs

“Both of these recipes are from Martha Stewart,” Pam told me. You have to use real silk. Pam bought ties at a secondhand store. Any piece of

silk works, as long as it’s genuine. You can reuse the silk. These look so intricate. Wrap Rita piece of Heikenfeld silk around RITA’S KITCHEN raw egg with pattern side toward egg. Wrap piece of white cloth around already silkwrapped egg. Tie bundle with twisttie and place in glass or enamel pan. Fill pan with water to cover eggs. Add 3 tablespoons to 1/4 cup vinegar to water (depends on what size pan you use). Bring to boil and simmer for 20 minutes or more. Take eggs from water and unwrap when cool.

Marbled eggs

I love these! Fill cup with 1 tablespoon each of white vinegar, canola oil and dye of choice. Fill cup with warm water (enough to cover egg). Stir and quickly drop egg into water, then quickly remove. Dry egg with paper

½ teaspoon dried oregano 2 medium onions, cut in large chunks 2 plump chickens, approximately 4 lbs. each

Martha Stewart's silk tie Easter eggs use real silk. Try looking for ties at a secondhand store. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD


Rotisserie-style roasted chicken at home The lady didn’t leave her name, but wanted to make roasted chicken that comes close to the rotisserie chickens from the grocery and restaurants. Here’s one from a “loyal reader” who says to be sure to follow roasting directions. “That’s what gives the somewhat sticky, dark roasted, skin

which is delicious on it’s own,” she said. If you make roasted chicken for Passover, this may be a nice one to try. Mix together and divide in half: 1 generous tablespoon salt 1 teaspoon white pepper ½ teaspoon each: black pepper and cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon each: onion powder and garlic powder 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 2 teaspoons sweet paprika

Remove giblets from chickens (save for another use). Rub each chicken inside and out with half of herb mixture. Put 1 onion into the cavity of each chicken. Put in large plastic bag. Refrigerate overnight, or at least 8 hours. Preheat oven to 250. Put chickens in roasting pan. If you like, add a little chicken broth or dry white wine around the bottom of the chickens. Bake 3½ to 5 hours, uncovered, until thigh registers 180 degrees or juices run clear when poked with a fork. Enjoy!

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O’Charley’s caramel pie. From a reader who said this pie was amazing. “I love to cook and love to try your recipe’s each week. I wanted to find out if you can re-create this caramel pie so I can make it at home. It was very rich and had a whipped cream topping top with a



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Anderson woman publishes medical crime novel When Gina Goodwin rushes, half-naked, into the ER carrying her infant, the apparent victim of crib death, Dr. Maggie Caldwell is painfully attuned to the young mother’s grief. A recent miscarriage has left her with an emotional emptiness that her career can no longer fill. Maggie impulsively offers to become the pediatrician for Gina’s surviving son. This simple act of kindness will alter her life in a way she never imagined, propelling her into the dark, disturbing, yet fascinating world of child abuse investigation. Maggie soon learns firsthand the rewards and heartbreaks of caring for “Other People’s Children.” This is a synopsis of a new book, “Other People’s Children,” written by Dr. M. Elaine Busch Billmire, a resident Anderson Township who grew up in Mount Washington. The medical crime novel, based on Billmire’s experience working as medical director of the Children’s Hospital Child Abuse Team during its “pioneer” days. The book is available at and Barnes and Noble, or at Billmire was a founding member of the Hamilton County Child Fatality Review Team, and volunteered for many years as an adviser and task force


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Howard shares car buying tips New vehicle sales were unexpectedly strong in January, but if you’re thinking of buying a new car I’ve got a tip that may save you time, money and embarrassment. I’ve heard from several people lately who had to return the new car they bought because of financing problems. Rob Nunn, of Union, told me, “Originally we were looking at maybe a used car, something newer but not brand new. But when we got to

the dealership the salesman said he could probably get us financed for a new one.” Howard Nunn Ain and his HEY HOWARD! wife picked out a new car and the salesman started calling for a car loan for him. “We left with the car that night. It had 49 miles

on it and we were told we were approved for a loan. The bank even called me a couple of days later,” Nunn said. The bank was calling for some paperwork, which Nunn provided immediately. The couple drove their new car for three weeks and said it was great. Then the salesman called. “When he called he said we had to bring the car back. The bank needed us to produce paperwork for our home


loan modification.” Unfortunately that modification wasn’t competed yet, so he had to return the car. Nunn says, “I said, ‘How can you make me bring this car back? You cashed my check, you took my down payment, you should have produced a loan. You said I had a loan.’ He said, ‘If you’ll read the agreement it states in there if things don’t work out like they’re supposed to that you have to produce the car.’”

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James E. Ayres III

James E. “Jay” Ayres III, 63, of Anderson Township died March 11. Survived by wife, Peggy Ayres; children Jayme E. (Allen) and Catherine Ayres; siblings Marita (Jim) Thelen and David (Susan) Ayres; and grandchildren Aiden, Isla, Devon, Justice and Emma. Preceded in death by son, Ronald Ayres; father, James E. Ayres; and mother, Helen Catherine Steltenkamp. Services were March 15 at Our Lourde Christ the King Church, Cincinnati.

Verona J. Cummins

Verona J. Cummins, 88, of Anderson Township died March 8. Survived by son, Terry L. (Judy) Cummins; daughter, Vicki L. Leopold; grand-

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children Alisa K. Cummins and Dana R. Leopold; and great-grandchildren Myles and Maxwell. Preceded in death by husband, Merrill C. Cummins; father, Robert A. Williams; mother, Frieda Hoffard; and sister, Helen Jones. Services were March 12 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.

Marilyn Iorfida

Marilyn Iles Iorfida, 79, Franklin Township, formerly

of Mount Washington, died March 5. Survived by children Rebecca (James) Overbay, Greg (Amy) Iorfida; grandchildren Alex, Adam, Grace, Lily; brother Jerry Iles. Preceded in death by husband Vincent Iorfida. Services were March 10 at Mount Washington United Methodist Church. Arrangements by T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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Matthew R. Matern

Matthew R. Matern, 36, of Mount Washington died March 8. Survived by son, Alex Matern; father, Walter E. (Ginny) Mathern; mother, Elizabeth (Anthony Russo) Matern; grandmother, Carey Ann Burton; and siblings Amanda, Barron, David Matern and Thomas and James Trauger. Preceded in death by wife, Rebecca Matern. Services were private.

Grace V. Mathes

Grace V. Mathes, 101, of Anderson Township died March 7. Survived by son, Elmer J. (Elsie) Mathes; grandchildren Richard (late Brenda), Timothy (GiGi) and David (Linda) Mathes and four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, John F. Mathes; father, Oscar Simpson; and mother, Mollie Green. Services were March 16 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.

Ruth M. McDevitt

Ruth M. McDevitt, 95, of Mount Washington died March 6. Survived by nieces and nephews Preceded in death by husband, Edward F. McDevitt; father, Leo Young; mother, Marie Scholle; and brother, Harry (Virginia) Young. Services were March 12 at Guardian Angels Church, Cincinnati.

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Michael Werner Pearson, 96, of Anderson Township died March 8. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Survived by wife, Bernice Pearson; sons Michael (Barbara), Larry (Cynthia) and Roger (Ann) Pearson; and four grandchildren. Preceded in death by father, Thomas M. Pearson; and mother, Bertha Werner. Services were March 17 in Watonga, Okla.

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George Jeremy Sanders, 44, Price Hill, died March 1. He was an oxygen technician for Lincare. He was an Eagle Scout. Survived by parents Jerry, Nancy Sanders; siblings Greg (Julie), Joe (Korapin) Sanders, Jennifer (Charles) Farah; niece and nephews Greg, Mia, Max. Services were March 10 at St. William. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials to: Aubrey Rose Foundation, 7805 Affinity Place, Cincinnati, OH 45231.

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Did you know that now is the ideal time to sell your paid off house and move to a retirement community? Have you heard that the value lost in your home since 2008 will not be regained for as long as long as ten years or more? And did you know that starting to plan today gives you the best chance of selling?

Wednesday, March 21st at 10:00 am that’s exactly what we’ll share.

R.S.V.P. today to reserve your space at this FREE seminar by calling 888-474-9070 Space is limited, and we expect strong attendance.

Independent Living | Assisted Living Skilled Nursing | Rehab 7300 Dearwester Drive Cincinnati, OH 45236 888-474-9070 CE-0000502489



Anderson man writes book to help entrepreneurs

Buying Gold, Silver & Coins Tues. & Thurs. 10 - 6 Wed. & Fri. 10 - 7 Sat. 10 - 5 Closed Sun. & Mon.

Onlin e Book in Disco g unts

See the Reds take a bite out of the Big Apple as they play both the Mets and the Yankees in back-to-back series. Mid-town Manhattan accommodations, sightseeing, airfare and tickets are all included.

Reds vs. Indians June 18-20

Downtown Cleveland hotel where you can walk to the game and see the sights

Quaker State 400 June 30

Sunday Services

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

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


August 10-12

Reds Present & Futures Tour *New Tour*

29th Annual All Star Baseball Cruise “Allure of the Seas”


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

Two Reds games, Canyon tour, stay on the “Strip”

November 11-18

Royal Caribbean’s newest amazing ship sails the Eastern Caribbean with former and present Reds players and VIP’s

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


For more information on these and other trips, call 513.763.3080 or 800.989.8900 15 W. Central Pkwy. Cincinnati, OH 45202



Sunday 8am Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:15am Christian Formation & Discovery Hour for all ages* 10:30am Choral Eucharist, Rite II*

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 "When Love Speaks: I am Thirsty" Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

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

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


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

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

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 9:00 & 10:30 AM with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN

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


Active Youth • Outreach • Fellowship Music Ministries • Bible Studies

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care Ages 3 through 12

681 Mt. Moriah Drive • 513.752.1333


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

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Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am

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FELLOWSHIP CHURCH (Preaching the Gospel of Hope) 6830 School Street Sun. Worship 10am Wed. Worship & Bible Study Service 7pm Sunday School - All Ages 9-10:00am New National Seminary Emerging

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

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


Dr. R. Edgar Bonniwell, Sr.


CHRISTIAN SCIENCE First Church of Christ, Scientist 3035 Erie Ave 871-0245

Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am



Rosie Reds Chicago Roadtrip

Building Homes Relationships & Families

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 •


Wrigley Roof-top seats, N.L. Champs Brewers, downtown Chicago hotel

Arizona Grand Canyon Las Vegas

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Hyde Park Baptist Church

August 7-11

Enjoy two games at the friendly confines of Wrigley, downtown Chicago hotel

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

100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052


Milwaukee & Chicago Roadtrip

August 28-September 2

Triple-header to see the Dayton Dragons, Reds at GABP and Louisville Bats Accommodations, sightseeing and game tickets are included.

2021 Sutton Ave 231-4445

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

No hassle parking right in front of the track with excellent Grandstand 5 seats!

August 1-3



July 20-23

Motorcoach package and same-day charter Accommodations, eight meals, admittance to the Hall and more!

Contemporary Worship

ECK Worship Service

2022 EIGHT MILE ROAD 513-474-4950

Baseball in the Big Apple Reds vs. Mets & Yankees May 16-20

Barry Larkin Hall of Fame Induction

Community HU Song 10 am





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

For more information about “Six Steps to Small Business Success,” go to






Greg Orcutt, owner of Orcutt & Co. CPAs Ltd. in Milford and resident of Anderson Township, has coauthored a book titled “Six Steps to Small Business Success,” aimed at helping entrepreneurs successfully navigate starting, operating, buying and selling a small business. The book was written by five CPAs with combined experience of 100-plus years in operating their own businesses and assisting thousands of other business owners. Each CPA wrote separate chapters in the book depending on his areas of expertise. Six Steps (iUniverse, ISBN: 978-1-46200999-2) has been awarded the Professional Association of Small Business Accountants’ (PASBA) Book of the Year Award.


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8000 Miami Ave. 513-791-4470 LENTEN ACTIVITIES/EVENTS • Prayer & Communion Monday-Friday, 8:30 am • Wednesday Meals (soup/salad) 5:30 pm - Fellowship Hall • Maundy Thursday Worship April 5, 7:00 pm • Good Friday Community Ecumenical Service, 12 noon, at: Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church

Rehab designed to get you home sooner. Healing isn’t just about expertise and equipment. It’s about compassion and caring. Following an illness, an injury or recovery from a surgery, our Physical and Occupational Therapists, and/or our Speech Pathologist along with our highly skilled nursing staff will develop an individually planned program to maximize your functioning in getting you back home quickly.

Where Kindness Costs Nothing

779 Glendale Milford Road (1 mile west of St. Rita’s)

Call us at 513.771.1779 •




Brandi R. Boyd, 33, 422 Union St. No. 3, theft, Feb. 27. Norman L. Flora, 32, 1620 Ohio 125 No. 2, theft, Feb. 27.

Daren C. Barbee, 34, 1501 Ohio 133, complicity to theft, Feb. 27. Silverio V. Boleto, 44, 3518 Harrow Ave., violation of

Please Join Us for

Come relaxed 5:30 pm Don’t dress up Enjoy good coffee Hear great music Bring a friend Family Friendly HAVE FUN Child care for children 0-4

DEATHS Continued from Page B6

protection order, Feb. 29. Two juveniles, 17, criminal mischief, Feb. 24. Juvenile, 15, criminal mischief, Feb. 24. Kayla M. Witham, 20, 2572 Spindlehill Drive, driving under influence, drug paraphernalia, underage consumption, March 1. Samantha C. Gabriele, 20, 7427 Ivy Hills, contributing to delinquency of minor, Feb. 21. Juvenile, 15, criminal trespass, Feb. 28.

Donald S. Schmidt

Donald S. Schmidt, 65, of Anderson Township died March 6. Survived by wife, Gayle Schmidt; children Erika and James Smith; and sister, Carol (Chuck) Pennavaria Preceded in death by father, Earl Schmidt; and mother, Irma Thorsom. Services were March 10 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Anderson Township.

Linda K. Tepe

Linda K. Tepe, 69, of Mount Washington, died March 8. Survived by former husband, Bob Gee; son, Brian Gee; daughter, Alicia (Steve) Kimball; sister, Melia Saliba; and granddaughter, Alexa Johnson. Preceded in death by father, Fred Saliba; and mother, Alice George. Services were March 13 at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Cincinnati.

FREE CHECKING A continued tradition from Cheviot Savings Bank

Corner of Beechmont and Forest across from Anderson Towne Center. Go to for more information and directions. Plenty of parking behind church.

7515 Forest Road


Cincinnati, OH 45255




Now Open

to The Kenwood’s upcoming event! March 29 at 2:00 – 5:30 p.m.

A Health and Wellness Expo & Panel Discussion Join local entertainer Nancy James as she moderates a discussion with representatives from Scripps Gerontology Center, the Arthritis Foundation, Genesis Healthcare and Insightful Directions. Visit wellness stations throughout The Kenwood—from the therapy spa to the bistro—to learn how they can positively impact your health. Parking will be provided. Food and refreshments will be available throughout the day!

RSVP today at 513-655-5044 or visit

Louiso Feed & Seed Free!

Seed Seminar Saturday March 24th at 11:00am Presented by The Seed Center

Grass Seed • Pasture Seed • For Hunters! Wildlife Food & Habitat Plot Seed •

4H Members!

Huge Savings on show feeds. Stop in for details Stop by the Nutrena Booth at the Equine Affaire at the Columbus Expo Center Saturday April 14th. Talk to our experts and pickup a 10% discount coupon for Louiso Feed & Seed.

Friendly and Knowledgeable Service. Delivery Available, ask for details

Hours: Mon. – Sat. 8am – 6:00pm Sunday 10am – 4:00pm

5435 Kenwood Road | Cincinnati, OH The Senior Star advantage: 35 years of financial stability and experience.

1223 Old State Route | 74 Batavia OH 45103 CE-0000502913

513-271-5665 •


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