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Property owner out of village annexation bid? By Jeanne Houck

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NEWTOWN — Bob Slattery, whose desire that Newtown annex a portion of eastern Wooster Pike that includes his Hahana Beach and the former Heritage Restaurant touched off a municipal dogfight a year ago, apparently has changed his mind. Lawyer Joe Trauth told Newtown Village Council March 26 that Slattery no longer is interested in having Newtown annex the property he owns in Columbia Township because he apparently does not want employees at his Hahana Beach sports complex or at his Fifty West Brewing Co. recently opened in the former Heritage Restaurant to have to pay Newtown’s 1 percent payroll tax. Slattery could not be reached for comment. If Slattery drops his annexation request, it will scuttle that part of Newtown’s annexation plans because Ohio law requires property owners to be on board for the type of annexation he was seeking. On March 26, Newtown Mayor Curt Cosby said he still supports annexing other property previously targeted in the village’s annexation plans, including the Hamilton County Park District’s Little Miami Golf Center and Bass Island Park, all

Newtown Mayor Curt Cosby, in a blue dress shirt gesturing in the middle of the picture, would like the village to proceed with plans to annex a portion of Columbia Township. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

in Anderson Township. Cosby said he wanted to “take the temperature of council” by asking it to vote to continue on with the annexation process. The mayor said he also wanted a supportive vote before he approached a surveyor to ask what it would cost to survey the property in connection with an annexation request to go before the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners. Trauth said he would charge no more than $10,000 for his work helping Newtown prepare its annexation petition. Village Council decided to hold off on a vote to continue

with the annexation until members learned what it will cost. Instead, council voted to direct Cosby to ask the surveyer for his price, thus showing the mayor was not alone in his quest to seek the information. Councilman Mark Kobasuk was the only member beside Cosby to state his opinion about proceeding with the annexation and Kobasuk came out with a resounding “no.” Kobasuk said Newtown already has paid $92,067 pursuing the annexation — the village is fixing problems in an annexation petition filed and rejected last year — and said, “there is no way we are ever going to recoup

that” with increased payroll taxes from a successful annexation of a portion of Wooster Pike. “I’m opposed to spending more money,” Kobasuk said. “I don’t see the economic justification.” Kobasuk also vehemently disagreed with Cosby’s contention that annexing the property would protect Newtown against the proposed Eastern Corridor Program to be administered by the Ohio Department of Transportation. Trauth and Newtown Village Solicitor Doug Miller believe Cosby is right. So does Newtown Council-

man Chuck Short, who said after the March 26 village council meeting that, “Several attorneys have said openly that annexation would possibly help stop the corridor.” “(The Ohio Department of Transportation) made the same comment to me and most of council is in agreement with the mayor on this issue,” Short said. “Yes, we have spent more money than we thought, but if the annexation could prevent the corridor from coming through and destroying our village then that is what is important. “In my opinion, getting the reimbursement from the tax base was never the reason for proceeding with the annexation,” Short said. The Eastern Corridor Program would be designed to improve connectivity by improving roads, adding roads, establishing rail transit and expanding bus routes. Newtown opposes it because it would include a regional highway through Newtown that would displace homes and businesses. Meanwhile, Mariemont continues to mull annexing the western portion of Wooster Pike in Columbia Township. Columbia Township opposes both proposed annexations, See BID, Page A2

Residents debate school tax hike issue By Forrest Sellers fsellers@communitypress.com

ANDERSON TWP. — With a bond issue on the ballot in May, Forest Hills Local School District residents weighed in with their opinion during a recent Board of Education meeting. Forest Hills will have a 1.86mill bond issue for building improvements on the May 7 ballot. If approved it will cost the owner of a home with a $100,000 market value an additional $56.08 per year, based on a 35-year bond repayment. The $47 million tax hike involves renovating both Ander-

son and Turpin high schools, Nagel Middle School and most of the elementary schools with the exception of Wilson Elementary School, which would be rebuilt. Superintendent Dallas Jackson said the plan will extend the life of the buildings an additional 35 plus years. The plan, which was developed with feedback from a district steering committee, involves improvements to the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems; technology infrastructure; site access; accessibility throughout the buildings; and security in the

main entry areas of the schools. “Here we go again,” said Pete Schiano during the public commentary session of the meeting adding that the district had already passed an operating levy. Voters approved a 3.9-mill operating levy in March 2012. Schiano said taxes in the area are already at a point where they are excessive. He said the district needs to cut spending and balance the budget. “I think we need to do something about our facilities,” he said. “(However), I’m not sure

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we need six elementary schools, and I know (previous facilities) studies did not lead us to this list of goodies.” Others attending the meeting argued the facilities improvements are necessary. Architect Lou Batsch, who participated in the steering committee, said air conditioning, technology and security improvements in the buildings are viable. “I think everyone agrees we need to do something,” he said. Batsch said he considers a bond issue the appropriate way to accomplish this. “That allows the work to be finished in a reasonable

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even though townships cannot levy payroll taxes and it would continue to collect property taxes. Newtown in January 2012 filed a petition with the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners to annex 233 acres of land, most of which was the Hamilton County Park District land in Anderson Township. Ohio law only permits Newtown to annex property contiguous to it and Newtown had to include the park land to reach

cure a location for the benefit at American Legion Post 484, where he is a member. Admission is a $15 donation and will cover food and drinks. The benefit will also include music, a raffle, Split the Pot and a Bid and Buy table. Danny said he will likely be wearing the T-shirt. He said he was told that if he could get up and walk shortly after the surgery and also eat solid food, he would be released. He accomplished both. To commemorate this, Kristen gave him the shirt. Danny said her plans to remain optimistic and retain his sense of humor. “I’ll keep on smiling every day,” he said. “I’ve got family, friends and God on my side.” For information or to donate, click here.

Slattery’s property. Although Anderson Township opposes the annexation, it had no standing because it does not own the park property. For purposes of annexation, the Hamilton County Park District is not a property owner, freeing Newtown to proceed with no approval from anyone regarding the park property. The Hamilton County Commissioners in March 2012 denied Newtown’s annexation petition, citing incomplete documentation which Newtown currently is correcting.

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Anderson Township Newtown police staff reduces staffing level decision expected soon In the past few years, Anderson Township has seen a flurry of revenue losses. While declining property values had some impact, the brunt came from state cuts like reductions to the Local Government Fund and elimination of the estate tax. Phasing out the tangible personal property tax and cuts to public utility reimbursements also hit the budget to the tune of nearly $3 million less in revenue each year from what Anderson Township received in 2010. Township officials have found a way to trim the budget without laying off employees, significantly reducing services or asking for new tax revenue from residents. Though medical, liability and other insurance costs rose across most funds and there were contractual salary increases in the fire and public works depart-

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Anderson Township staff has been looking for ways to save money as revenue decreases. Here are some examples staff presented during a recent planning meeting. » Auction excess equipment/furniture to eliminate rental costs for storage » Increase plan review fees » Reduce the number of fire/rescue or sheriff’s vehicles sent on responses » Restructure assistant fire chief positions from two to one through attrition » Reconfigure full-time public works secretary position to part-time secretary and part-time assistant coordinator » Contract with new provider to reduce recycling center operations costs » Use fuel cards for township vehicles in all departments » Postpone vehicle replacement schedule » Reduce scale of operations center improvement plans

ments, Anderson Township’s 2013 budget held relatively steady when compared to last year. Township trustee approved the nearly $34.3 million budget March 21 – about $5,200 more than the 2012 budget. One of the biggest contributions to the keeping the budget in line is personnel changes, such as not replacing retired employ-

ees with another fulltime staff member, Fiscal Officer Ken Dietz said. Anderson Township has been spending about 10 percent less than what it has budgeted in the past few years, Dietz said. He said township spending will start to be closer to budget projections if revenue stay flat or decreases.

BRIEFLY Mine case appealed

A controversial underground limestone mine proposal is heading back to the court system. Martin Marietta, which wants to build and operate an underground limestone mine on 480acres of property near Round Bottom and Broadwell roads, has appealed a ruling that sent the case back to Anderson Township. Late last year the 1st District Court of Appeal ruled the “good neighbor fee” condition was illegal and sent the case was sent back to the Hamilton County Court of Appeals with further instructions to remand it to the Anderson Township Board of Zoning Appeals. After Judge Robert

Ruehlman sent the case back to the township, Martin Marietta appealed his decision March 28 to the First District Court of Appeals. The township’s Board of Zoning Appeals still plans to hear the case during its next meeting, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, unless the Court of Appeals issues a stay in the case. The meeting is at the Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road.

Booster Bash planned

The annual Booster Bash to support Anderson High School athletes will be 7-11 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Eastgate,

4450 Eastgate Blvd. The event will feature silent and live auctions and music. Refreshments will also be available. To buy tickets for the event, call Maria Kelly at 231-3067 or fredred@cinci.rr.com.

Actor to present worship experience

Actor Trevor Thomas will appear at 7 pm. Saturday, April 6, at First Baptist Church of Newtown, 6944 Main St., Newtown. Thomas combines music, monologues, poems, sketches, and mime with humor and sincerity, which makes for an unforgettable worship experience for the believer.

NEWTOWN — It costs the village just over $25,000 more annually to employ a full-time police officer as opposed to a part-time officer. That’s the figure Newtown Village Councilman Joe Harten came up with after doing a financial study to help the village decide whether to increase the number of its full-time police officers from seven to eight in light of the fact that four of its seven part-time police officers are considering taking jobs elsewhere. Full-time police officers in Newtown earn nearly $26 an hour and part-time officers nearly $14 an hour, but Harten said at the March 26 Village Council meeting that wages is just one of three factors he considered in his financial study. Harten also considered the cost of benefits and the cost of other things such as training, uniforms and supplies. “Wages are pretty easy,” Harten said afterward. “Full-time officers are paid more than parttime officers and have a higher required pension contribution. “Benefits are simple

too,” Harten said. “Fulltime officers qualify for medical, dental, life (insurance), Harten etc., while part-time officers do not. “So clearly a full-time officer will cost more in salaries and benefits than a part-time officer will,” Harten said. Harten said costs associated with the third category are somewhat more difficult to pin down. “Historically, we have more turnover among part-time officers than full-timers – about 3 to 1,” Harten said. “So we buy three uniforms for part-time officers for every uniform that we buy for a full-timer, and we have to do three times more training for the part-timers. “I tried to assign a cost for those elements,” Harten said. “Uniforms and supplies are easy, while I estimated training based on the hours spent by both the trainees and the trainers. “Bottom line, parttimers cost more on these softer costs, but not enough to completely offset the higher fulltime cost for wages and

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67 at Turpin earn AP Scholar Awards

Teresa De Zarn, left, Jeanne Spurlock and Matthew Gabbard with the McNicholas High School Theatre Department stand next to a few paintings that are part of their production of "Is He Dead?' The school has been invited to present the play at a state conference. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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MT. WASHINGTON — The McNicholas High School Theatre Department will take a recent production on the road. The school has been invited to present its fall play “Is He Dead?” at the Ohio Thespian Conference presented by the Ohio Educational Theatre Association. “(It) is quite an honor,” said Jeanne Spurlock, a consultant for the production and a former drama teacher at the school. Spurlock said the students have performed previous plays at the conference, but this is unique since it will be a performance of the entire play.

“This is a big deal,” said senior Matthew Gabbard, who plays the lead role of artist Jean-Francois Millet. “This is special because we are bringing the full set as well as the entire cast.” Gabbard isn’t a stranger to the conference. He played a role in “Harvey” which was presented at the conference last year. He said he enjoys the opportunity to perform in front of other drama professionals and students who attend the conference. “Other (theatrical) troupes from other schools will be part of the audience,” he said.

Spurlock said the play itself is unique. “Is He Dead?” is an adaptation of a work written by Mark Twain. It is a fictionalized account of Millet, who was an artist in the 1800s. The play is different from the traditional classical plays, she said, adding that the production is peppered with “dry humor.” Teresa De Zarn, who has acted on Broadway and is the new theater director at McNicholas High School, said preparing for the March performance is both “overwhelming and exciting.” “I’m just happy we’ve been given the opportunity,” she said.

Councils object to principal layoffs By Forrest Sellers

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Several community councils have rallied behind principals who could potentially be laid off. Both the Hyde Park Neighborhood Council and the Oakley Community Council passed motions in support of Hyde Park School Principal Tianay Amat-Outlaw. The Mt. Washington Community Council passed a motion in support of Mt. Washington School Principal Debra Klein. All of the councils planned to send a letter to Cincinnati Public Schools officials encouraging them to retain these principals. These motions came prior to a vote March 25 by the Cincinnati Public Schools Board of

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Education to support a recommendation by the superintendent to lay off 72 administrators effective Aug. 1. This includes 32 principals and 18 assistant principals. Janet Walsh, director of public affairs for Cincinnati Public Schools, confirmed Amat-Outlaw and Klein were among those who will be laid off. However, Walsh also said “it is extremely likely they will be reinstated.” Walsh said this decision is a financial one. “We’re looking at a projected gap of $46 to $52 million, depending on state aid,” she said. “We really need to keep all of our budgeting options open.” Representatives for both the Hyde Park and Oakley councils commended AmatOutlaw on her efforts since

Hyde Park School reopened at the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year. During its March meeting the Mt. Washington Community Council expressed its support of Klein, but more specifically questioned the school policy that allowed for these layoffs. Former board president Jake Williams said the Mt. Washington Community Council has had a “good relationship” with the school. A renovation project was completed at the school last year. Klein declined to comment on the layoff, but did express her gratitude toward council. “I certainly appreciate the support of the Community Council and the recognition of the hard work and dedication,” she said.

Sherwood Elementary School's Wellness Team was invited by the American Dairy Association Midwest to a recent Bengals game. The students from Sherwood were among 16 students from the Cincinnati area who were invited to participate. TIn front, from left, are Kola Wroblewski, Chad Pelka, Megan Sullivan, Lydia Bentley, and Brooke Peters. In back are Bengal Punter Kevin Huber, Bengy Mitchell, Ben Chamberlin and Connor Barr. THANKS TO SHEILA VILVENS

A total of 67 students at Turpin High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. About 20 percent of the nearly 2.1 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams. At Turpin High School: A total of seven students qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average score of at least 4 or higher on a five-point scale on all AP exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. These students are Clare Cui, Connor Donovan, Megan Josefczyk, Daniel Magas, Mary Magnesen, Jennifer Smith, Jacob Tracy. A total of 28 students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. These students are Derek Antunes, Rachel Bentley, Spencer Carmichael, Rebecca Coats, Clare Cui, Monica Curry, Connor Donovan, Samuel Easley, Julie Farmer, Megan Josefczyk, Sean Kennedy, Spencer Lloyd, Daniel Magas, Mary Magnesen, Krishna Mahadevan, Grace McKittrick, Shane McMullen, Bruce Morton, Patrick Nienhaus, Laura Novak, Emily Pennington, Mark Pierce, Brien Polivka, Dante Smith, Jennifer Smith, Jacob Tracy, Katie Win-

ternitz, Elaine Yung. A total of 10 students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. These students are Michael Aldrich, Meredith Ballinger, Cheyanne Chausmer, Maureen Curran, Natalie Gold, Paul Rodriguez, Lydia Smoot, Abigail Worden, Vincent Wyborski, Nicholas Zinn. Twenty-nine students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are David Beck, Caroline Bell, Monica Bell, Cameron Chandler, Justin Condra, Townshend Cooper, Jeffrey Cripe, Nathan Dasenbrock-Gammon, Michael Fossett, Yumiko Gely, Alex Gonos, Allison Gradone, Madison Jackson, Clay Johnson, Kevin Johnson, Sarah Kasper, Michael Khamis, Cole Kupferberg, Kristen Miller, Nicholas Pine, Lauren Ratterman, Sydney Reiring, Colleen Rizzo, Monica Sarkar, Mary Snook, Autumn Sprunk, Mitch Stevens, Ellen Watters and Stephanie Xin. Of this year’s award recipients at Turpin High School, 14 are sophomores or juniors: Monica Bell, Nathan Dasenbrock-Gammon, Yumiko Gely, Alec Gonos, Allison Gradone, Madison Jackson, Clay Johnson, Kevin Johnson, Michael Khamis, Kristen Miller, Nicholas Pine, Monica Sarkar, Autumn Sprunk, Stephanie Xin. These students have at least one more year in which to complete college-level work and possibly earn a higher-level AP Scholar Award. Through 34 different college-level courses and exams, AP provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced placement and stand out in the college admission process.

Summit students tapped for a medical program Four juniors from The Summit Country Day School are among 32 students from across the Greater Cincinnati area who have been accepted into the 2013 TAP MD program sponsored by the Greater Cincinnati Health Council. Allison Brophy, Sycamore Township; Tino Delamerced, Hyde Park; Alexandra Schmerge, Anderson Township; and Monica Windholtz, Clifton were selected based on high academic requirements which included ACT scores of 29 or above or 1300 SAT/130 PSAT scores or above. Beyond minimum test scores, students must also demonstrate high grade point averages; obtain letters of recommendation; submit records of Advanced Placement or college coursework; and write personal application letters. The program seeks applicants who are mature, motivated, dependable and have a positive attitude. “The scores of these students are impressive,” says Terrence Malone, Upper School Director at The Summit. “But when you meet these students and see that the passion for science has been ignited in them by our faculty, you’re even more impressed.” The TAP MD Program at-

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tempts to identify “untapped” talent among regional high school students and encourage them to consider careers in medicine. The program allows students to explore medicine through visits to Tristate hospitals and outpatient clinics and by shadowing physicians. Students in the program will meet monthly, beginning in January. Over the course of a year, they will witness a live surgery, observe emergency and medical trauma physicians in action, attend a medical school lecture, participate in hospital rounds and view a primary care physician caring for patients.


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Believe it or not, the weather will get better and student-athletes from across the Forest Hills Journal coverage area will soon be able to do what they do best: Play ball!

Turpin

After spending last season with her family in North Carolina, Turpin coach Jess Hartley has moved back and has re-taken the reins of a program that won its first FAVC East Championship while under the direction of coach Tom McGill. Now the squad is playing its first season in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference, and Hartley believes the winning culture built up by the Lady Spartans’ recent success has her athletes expecting success. “I believe the girls are in a place where they are expected to win and they are expected to do well,” Hartley said. “I expect we will be strong again.” In the circle, the Lady Spartans will ride the arms of senior Kelci Martin and junior Beth Persicano. In 2012, Persicano went 8-2 while posting a 1.35 ERA, while Martin went 7-1with a1.65 ERA. The duo contributed 15 wins to a team that won 19 games. Martin should also help out with her bat, after hitting .306 as a junior. First baseman Ashley Rains also figures to spark Hartley’s lineup after batting .313 with a .413 on-base percentage. Senior Alli Rogers and junior Sam Bausch should help shore up the infield, while senior Yumiko Gely and junior Aida Washburn roam the outfield.

Anderson

Anderson and coach Dick Purtell are looking for a fresh start as the Lady Redskins begin play in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference. Purtell, a long-time baseball and select softball coach, takes

Anderson’s Ellie Caudill, left, will be counted on to spark the Redskins’ lineup after batting .315 during the 2012 season. FILE PHOTO

Turpin’s Beth Persicano was fifth in the FAVC East after winning eight games in 2012. FILE PHOTO

over a program that struggled in 2012 and didn’t win a game. Through the preseason, Purtell is pleased with the effort

and leadership the girls have displayed. “We have 25 girls playing softball in 2013 and the entire team wants to improve on its past performances to begin a new winning tradition,” Purtell said by email. In the circle, Purtell and company will rely on the senior know-how of Morgan Bronson and Stephanie Cradduck. Cradduck will also see time at second base, while senior Ellie Caudill handles the hot corner at third and Katie Pellegrini switches between first base and outfield. Junior Jess Bartholomew will also return and help out in center field, and infield spots. Bartholomew and Caudill also hit .315 last season and

should spark the Redskins’ lineup.

McNicholas

Abby Jones is entering her senior season in the circle as coach Tim Ross brings a cohesive, experienced group to the diamond this spring. Jones had the second-best ERA (2.08) in the Jones GGCL Grey Central as a junior, while going 13-8. According to GGCLsports.com, Jones has 419 career strikeouts, and could top the 500 mark this spring. The Rockets should also get significant contributions from

Danielle Piening, Maddie Sorensen, Katie St. Charles and Gabbie Latrielle. Sorensen and St. Charles figure to play prominent roles in the batting order after stellar seasons in 2012. Sorensen (1B/3B) hit .392 with a .439 on-base percentage, while St. Charles (C) hit .371 (.425 on-base percentage ) as a freshman. Jones will help with her arm, but she’ll also be a force with the bat after she hit .365 while driving in 16 runs last year.

Miami Valley Christian Academy

Third-year Lady Lions coach Dave Ramsey returns a 12-3 See SOFTBALL, Page A7

PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS By Nick Dudukovich ndudukovich@communitypress.com

Sportsman: Game on

» The fifth-annual Community Press and Recorder Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Award nomination period for 2013 is now open,

running Wednesday, April 3, though Wednesday, April 17. Go to cincinnati.com/preps. Click on the Sportsman of the Year icon to get to the nomination forms. The sports staff seeks starting, stand-out athletes of great character and strong academic standing to represent each

newspaper as its Sportsman or Sportswoman of the Year. Readers will nominate these junior or senior athletes via cincinnati.com, names that will be verified through the school as meeting the criteria and placed on ballots for the public’s vote. Readers can vote once a day for their favorite athlete.

Winners for 2013 will receive two Reds tickets courtesy of the Cincinnati Reds, a certificate and a story to be published in a late June edition. The nominations and voting are done online at cincinnati.com. Neither the articles, nominations forms nor ballots will count against the meter, so

you do not have to be a Cincinnati Enquirer/cincinnati.com subscriber to nominate or vote on your favorite candidate. Email mlaughman@communitypress.com with questions and follow the hashtag #SOY2013 for updates on Twitter.

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team that has had back-toback winning seasons playing as an independent. He is assisted by Larry Robinson. MVCA returns eight starters including outfielder Meg Ramsey, who led the team in hits and runs last season. Ramsey will play in college at Anderson University in Indiana. Shortstop Brittany Freson was the team’s leading hitter in 2012 and top pitcher/first baseman Erin Meyers returns from injury. Leading the Lady Lions in the pitching circle was Holly Robinson with 10 wins. “We have a veteran team that has played together for three years now,” Ramsey said. “We have strong pitching with depth and four players with batting averages above .400.” The rest of MVCA’s roster is comprised of seniors Christie Hammonds, Emalie Marlar and Brittan Kappel; juniors Courtney Rust, Morgan Nimmo and Katie Moore; freshmen Addy Ramsey and Cailinn Sindell; eighth-grader Gretchen Ramsey; and seventh-graders Laura Vilardo, Dawsyn Vilardo and Ali Abshire. (Since MVCA is not yet affiliated with the OHSAA, junior high players can play varsity.) After spring break, MVCA will be at Mariemont April 9. They return to their home field at Riverside in Newtown on April 13 for a doubleheader with Goshen.

St. Ursula

St. Ursula returns with the Bulldogs trying to improve off last year’s 13-12 mark. Coach Chrissy Martini said this year’s version of the

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squad is one of the most athletically talented groups to grace the program in her nine years. If the Bulldogs are going to be successful, the squad will rely on a group of talented 10th-graders. At shortstop, sophomore Kat Jones will anchor the infield, while classmates Meredith Weidner and Megan Chapman handle pitching duties. Freshman Maddie Hancock could also make an impact in a utility role. Lydia Spade should add a lift at catcher, while returning starters Sydney Priest (1B) and Kitty Difalco (2B) bring varsity experience to the lineup.

Walnut Hills

The Lady Eagles struggled in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference last season at 2-14, but had an overall mark of 13-16. Now, coach Mark Rave’s squad will compete in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference. Walnut Hills returns six starters in starting pitcher Zoe Schack, catcher Megan Davidson, third baseman Ashlee Larkins, shortstop Lauren Boulding, second baseman Damonica French and right fielder Aaliyah Bronston. Davidson was secondteam FAVC last year and Boulding made honorable mention. Rave hopes to build upon that and also adds a new face in the pitching circle. “I really like our returning experience couple with the arrival of freshman pitcher Krijn Schwartz,” Rave said. “Our top six hitters return and, with Schwartz and junior Zoe Schack, we have two legit starting pitchers.” After a road game at Glen Este on April 3, before hosting Mariemont on April 4.

McNick coaches aid cancer research with game On Friday, Jan. 25, the McNicholas men’s basketball coaches participated in the national Coaches Versus Cancer fundraiser during their basketball games against Roger Bacon. The event raised more than $800, which was at least $200 more than the event in 2012. Led by reserve men’s basketball coach and math teacher Jack Kaniecki, fundraising for the American Cancer Society began on Wednesday, Jan. 16, when all students received an American Cancer Society support card. Students were asked to return the card before the Jan. 25 game

with a $1 donation to create a Wall of Hope in the gymnasium. In addition to the support cards, raffle tickets were sold to students during lunches with prizes ranging from tickets to upcoming McNicholas dances to cafeteria credit to gift certificates for McNicholas spirit wear. Winners were announced during a special pep rally on the afternoon before the games. Other fundraisers the night of the games included split-the-pot and a three-point shooting contest. Kaneicki said he was pleased with the event. “Over the past three years,

we’ve raised approximately $2,800,” he said. This is the third year for McNicholas to participate in this national awareness event. During the first year, the coaches took park in the “suits and sneakers” part of the evening to raise awareness. “In 2010, we had a couple of events occur that brought cancer closer to home, so (varsity men’s coach Tim Monahan) and I thought it was the right time to do something more to raise awareness and funds for cancer,” Kaniecki said.

A LOVE-LY WIN

The Nagel Middle School seventh-grade girls basketball team recently won the Kings Junior High School Girls Invitational Championship Valentine’s Day, after defeating Milford, Glen Este and, in the championship game, Loveland. The team’s record was 15-1 (9-1 in conference). The players include: Rory Blankenship, Taylor Gebhart, Savanna Hazenfield, Sidney Humphrey, Ellie Mink, Audrey Robinson, Brielle Robinson, Dana Schildmeyer, Megan Shannon and Caroline Welsh. Their head coach is Jeff Campbell.

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Reject school’s bond, poor budget decisions and will tag these proOne year after jects onto the levy. They passing an operating further admitted they tax levy (May 2012), couldn't pass a proper Forest Hills school facilities plan so this district is asking for wish list will have to do more money! This for now. time it is a wish list of During last year's maintenance items in levy campaign, Forest substitution for proper Peter J. Hills' administration budgeting, they call it Schiano Sr. the Superintendents COMMUNITY PRESS told us two things: 1) "If you pass this GUEST COLUMNIST Facilities Plan. operating levy we will At the March 18 not come back to you for more board meeting they admitted money for at least three years." they have been ignoring these 2) "Even if you pass this repairs and are now ready to build a new Wilson Elementary levy we will cut an additional

Allow guns in schools to protect students

$2 million dollars off the budget." Guess what? Neither is happening. As they now again ask for more money and their 2012/ 2013 fiscal year spending is $2.8 million MORE than last year's. Like Washington, this school administration will say anything to get more of our money. I must admit we are in need of some school repairs and we do need to look into the future with a realistic facilities plan. But putting together a wish list

listening to these experts? I am not saying I am for one high school or any specific setup, but our enrollment is flat and predicted to go down into the future and we can not continue to operate in the 1950's district design. This levy is ill timed (and a breach of promises) and poorly designed. Please listen to the facts and reject the poor budgeting and spending habits of this board.

of projects for roofs and parking lots and air conditioners and, by the way, less then 30 percent for Wilson and security items, is not the answer to our long-term challenge. There have been numerous facilities studies and committees and consultants over the past 20 years. All of them have concluded that we need to change our district configuration to properly service our community. They concluded that nine buildings with six elementary schools is not the most effective design. Shouldn't we be

Peter J. Schiano Sr. is an Anderson Township resident.

With spring looming, allergies right behind

After the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School there has been a lot of talk about gun control in America. Every day when I go into my school I see the little “no guns” sign. I wonder how that sign would work at the airport if we got rid of the security checkpoints. I’m guessing people who want to harm others could just walk onto the planes. Unless you obey the law Samuel the sign just Wilson COMMUNITY PRESS doesn’t work. GUEST COLUMNIST So the sign at school doesn’t make me feel any safer than the glass doors. What keeps criminals with guns off planes are the security checkpoints and the possibility of the pilot or an Air Marshal that could have a gun on the flight to stop them. It seems we need security (people with guns) to lower crime rates and deaths. The Target Store on Beechmont uses guys with an armored truck to pick up money. They carry handguns to protect the money. So my problem is why don’t we protect us kids at schools the same way? You can buy another airplane and you can replace stolen money, but it is impossible to replace me. Put a police officer in the building or let those inside who are able to have access to guns to protect me. I think bad guys are lazy and want easy targets. The sign sends a message that says that it is easy to kill here and we will be hiding in the building hoping that we won’t be found. So I’d like the sign on the school to read “This building is guarded with armed security.” Then I would feel safer knowing someone can actually protect me and there is a lower chance somebody would try to commit a crime here.

“None of that has filtered down to the ground yet. Of course I expect an impact. Ask this question in six months. By then people will know what idiots the Republicans are.”

Samuel Wilson is a sixth-grader at Sherwood Elementary School.

“Personally, no. However be-

Spring is just around the corner and with it comes allergy season – complete with runny noses, watery eyes and sneezing. Tree, grass and ragweed pollen along with mold Megan spores can Hummel COMMUNITY PRESS cause discomfort for GUEST COLUMNIST those suffering from allergies. To ease the discomfort caused by pollen and mold try to: Minimize outdoor activity between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. (when pollen levels are highest). Close windows and use an

government agencies, businesses, communities and citizens to achieve and maintain healthy air quality for Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren counties in Southwest Ohio. The Agency is a division of the Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services (HCDOES) which also encompasses the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. For more information, visit the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency online at http://bit.ly/V4pgpR or interact with us on Facebook and Twitter.

air conditioner. Avoid areas with freshly cut grass. Avoid activities such as raking leaves, mowing the lawn and working with compost when feeling reactive. Contact an allergist or doctor for medical advice. The Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency monitors pollen and mold levels from February through November. Call the Pollen and Mold Hotline at 946-7753 or visit http:// bit.ly/V4pgpR to track pollen and mold levels. High counts will also be posted on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Call 946-7747 to request a copy of the Living with Allergies brochure. The Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency works with

Megan Hummel is the public relations coordinator at Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services.

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CH@TROOM Last week’s question Have you noticed any impact from the across-the-board budget cuts that were part of the sequestration that went into effect almost a month ago. Do you expect to see an impact in the future? Why or why not?”

“I traveled on March 9 and they were not using the body scanners in the airport because they said they were short of staff. As a result, I had to be frisked because I have artificial knees. “I am a tax accountant and response from the IRS seems slower than usual, but I have no proof that sequestration is the problem. I expect this to get worse.” F.S.D.

“Frankly, no, but I am concerned that I will be seeing them eventually. Although the actual cuts were a very small percentage the scare-mongers have me worried. I worry about my tax rates, Social Security and Medicare, but there isn't a thing I can do.” Bill B.

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NEXT QUESTION Planners expect people to drive or take a bus to one of the stations along a proposed commuter rail line from downtown Cincinnati to Milford. Would you ride a commuter train to downtown for work or a Reds or Bengals game if you had to drive or take a bus to get to a train station? Why or why not? Every week we ask readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to espangler@communitypress.com with Chatroom in the subject line.

sides the news stories about illegal immigrants being released from prison and tours of the White House and Statue of Liberty being closed the only story close to home was in the Enquirer on March 28. The CincinnatiHamilton County Community Action Agency is staging a rally to protest federal sequestration zapping over 200 seats in the Head Start Program. “Since sequestration is supposed to not cut budgets one cent but to merely lower the amount of the 2013 requested increase I find it impossible to believe any of the baloney the Obama Administration is dishing out.” R.V.

“No impact on this end. Myself and my family all grew up in Indian Hill and we've been in-

sulated from any of the cuts. In talking to many of the other folks in the village they're in the same boat, not to mention tax bracket. “We don't have to rely on government handouts like those in many of our surrounding communities. We need something done, we pony up and do it ourselves, as our Founding Fathers intended. “We have some investments in industries providing for defense so we may see some hits there, but we can just readjust our investments into other industries on the rise, such as military and civilian drones, or oil and gas fracking industries and that will offset and probably increase our holdings. “Also, with the low carried interest tax rates, we make most of our income off our investments anyway. Modification of the tax could would affect us, but I can't see that happening because we are some of the biggest contributors to the GOP and they won't want money we could be donating to them to go to the government. “So overall the sequestration has had absolutely no affect and I don't see it affecting Indian Hill no matter how long it continues.” I.P.

“So the sequestration is supposed to cut a whopping $85.4 billion out of a $3.8 trillion budget. If you can do fourth-grade

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math that is a 2.245 percent reduction in spending. “So just ask yourself, how much would I suffer if I made $100K/yr. and had to live on $97,755? We've ALL lost more than that in the increase in gas prices since Obama took over. “The only effects I expect to see are the ones that our childish president shoves in our faces eg. White House tours, longer lines at airports, release of criminal illegals and reduction in border security. “This guy expects the hardworking taxpayers to believe that his grossly bloated federal government cannot withstand a 2.24 percent spending cut, give me a break. How many more lies are we going to have to put up with?” D.J.H.

“Americans finally got something from their government without having to bend over for it. The president, media, and Congress have tried to scare Americans, but citizens know that this money is nothing compared to what a bloated Washington actually spends. “While it appears that the whole thing was, again, hype, our Tristate representatives, local, state, and federal, don't really care about citizen impact of sequestration. They are busy protecting what they have.”

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

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hildren recently hunted for more than 5,000 Easter eggs at Clough United Methodist Church's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Kids also visited with the Easter Bunny, played games, enjoyed snacks, and had their faces painted.

Sisters Ambry and Cameron McCloskey open up the eggs they collected. Children were divided into age groups for the hunt on church grounds. THANKS TO IRENE LINTON

Isabella Durst is happy with the Easter egg painted on her face. THANKS TO IRENE LINTON

Pastor Marie Smith visits with the Easter Bunny at Clough United Methodist Church during the Easter Egg Hunt the church held recently for the community.

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

Drink Tastings Spring Wines Spectacular, 6-9 p.m., Winedog Fine Wines & Fine Art, 451A Ohio Pike, Paired wine tasting featuring wine specialist Jessica Engle of Heidelberg Distributing, appetizers by Donna Schwarz of Winedog and music by Amelia Morgan, vocalist, and Peggy Jordan, piano/ keyboard. $19.75. Reservations required. 888-288-0668; www.winedog.com. Anderson Township.

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

Literary - Bookstores Little Yogis, 10:30-11:10 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, With Hollie Nesbitt from OMYA Studio in Northside. Yoga class for ages 2-4, with emphasis on focus, flexibility and fun. Ages 2-4. $9. Reservations required. Presented by OMYA Studio. 731-2665. Oakley. Amazing Amy’s Junior Writing Club, 4-4:30 p.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, With Amy Dean, certified teacher and writing instructor. Writing workshop with emphasis on nurturing skill development and encouraging budding imaginations to bloom. Ages 4-7. $5. Reservations required. 731-2665. Oakley.

Music - Concerts Griffin House, 8 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, With Charlie Mars. Musician, singer and songwriter from Springfield Ohio. $20 orchestra, $17 main floor; plus fees. 731-8000; www.ticketweb.com. Oakley.

Religious - Community Lay Pastoral Ministry Program Open House, 7 p.m., Athenaeum of Ohio, 6616 Beechmont Ave., Pilarczyk Center. To meet prospective students. 231-2223; www.mtsm.org. Mount Washington.

FRIDAY, APRIL 5 Art & Craft Classes A New Approach to Lost Wax Kiln Casting: with Mark Abildgaard, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Through April 7. Lost-wax kilncasting intensive. Unique and efficient process for lost wax kilncasting, utilizing clay molds as the form to create hot wax models. $465. Registration required. 321-0206; www.brazeestreetstudios.com. Oakley.

Art Events Mark Abildgaard: Artist Talk,

6:30-7:30 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Learn about career, process and education of visiting instructor, who has taught at best glass centers in country, including Pilchuck, the Corning Museum of Glass, Red Deer College and numerous private studios. Free. 321-0206; www.brazeestreetstudios.com. Oakley.

May 12. Eye-hand coordination, racquet skills, basic strokes and scoring. Indoors. Bring racquet. Also, Tennis for Intermediates. $69. Registration required. Presented by Communiversity at UC. 556-6932; www.uc.edu/ce/ commu. Anderson Township.

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

Art Exhibits Andrew Smith Collection, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; www.eiselefineart.com. Fairfax. Charley Harper, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 871-5604; www.maryrangallery.com. Hyde Park. The Art of Patrick Romelli, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Greenwich House Gallery, 871-8787; greenwichhousegallery.com. O’Bryonville. Empire Falling, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 321-5200; www.phylliswestongallery.com. O’Bryonville.

MONDAY, APRIL 8 Art Exhibits Andrew Smith Collection, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; www.eiselefineart.com. Fairfax. Charley Harper, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 871-5604; www.maryrangallery.com. Hyde Park.

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

Auditions The Blue Moon Dancing, 7 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Auditionees should bring a resume of theater experience and will be asked to read from the script. Free. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. Through April 9. 321-0762. Columbia Township.

Dining Events Vine and Dine, 5:30-8:30 p.m., The Art of Entertaining, 2019 Madison Road, Includes five tastes of wine, food from chef team and music. Ages 21 and up. $35, $30 advance. 871-5170; www.cincyartofentertaining.com. O’Bryonville.

Drink Tastings Friday Evening Tasting, 6-8 p.m., Remke-bigg’s, 3872 Paxton Ave., With Chris K from Wine Trends. Ferrari Carano Fume Blanc, Kris Pinot Grigio and Pinot Noir, Cline Cashmere and Michael David 7 Deadly Sins. $5 for five samples and snacks from deli and bakery. Presented by Remke-bigg’s Hyde Park. 6195454. Oakley. Wine Tasting, 6-8 p.m., Remkebigg’s at Skytop, 5218 Beechmont Ave., Features: Sofia Rose, Decoy Chardonnay, Cloudline Pinot Noir, Cameron Hughes Meritage and Decoy Cabernet. Includes samples of food, meat, cheese and produce selections. Ages 21 and up. $5 for five samples. 231-0606. Mount Washington.

Music - Concerts Bobby Long, 8 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, With Michael Bernard Fitzgerald. British singer-songwriter and musician. $19.64. 800-7453000; www.ticketmaster.com. Oakley.

Literary - Bookstores The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary's Seminary of the Amazing Amy’s Writing Club, 4-5 p.m., Blue Manatee ChilWest will display the "Messages of Glory" April through mid-May, at 6616 Beechmont Ave., Mount Washington. The dren’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Athenaeum is partnering with David Flischel Enterprises to Road, With Amy Dean, certified teacher and writing instructor. provide an exhibition of sacred art from the new coffee Writing workshop with emphatable book, "Messages of Glory: The Narrative Art of sis on nurturing creativity, skill Roman Catholicism." Photographs displayed feature development and fun. Themes sculpture, stained glass, murals and mosaics from local change weekly. Ages 8-12. $8. churches and at least four mosaics from the atrium and Reservations required. 731-2665. chapel of St. Gregory the Great. A lecture will be offered at Oakley.

7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 10, in the Chapel of St. Gregory Literary - Story Times the Great, featuring Flischel. Flischel will sign copies of the Make a Mess at the Manatee, book after the lecture.

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Support Groups

Exercise Classes

Alzheimer’s Support Group, 1:30-2:30 p.m., New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave., Caregivers learn techniques to respond to challenging behaviors such as aggression, agitation, repetition and more. Free. Presented by Superior Care Plus. 231-1060; www.superiorcareplus.com. Anderson Township.

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

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Home & Garden

Art Events Funke Fiesta Spring Pottery Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road, Celebrate spring with local independent artists selling pottery and ceramic sculpture. Pottery painting and activities for children, including keepsakes perfect for Mother’s Day. Free admission. 871-2529; www.funkefiredarts.com. Oakley.

Art Exhibits Andrew Smith Collection, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; www.eiselefineart.com. Fairfax. Charley Harper, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 871-5604; www.maryrangallery.com. Hyde Park. The Art of Patrick Romelli, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Greenwich House Gallery, 871-8787; greenwichhousegallery.com. O’Bryonville. Empire Falling, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 321-5200; www.phylliswestongallery.com. O’Bryonville.

Dining Events Lobster Bake, 6:30 p.m., Newtown Farm Market, 3950 Round Bottom Road, Outdoors or

Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 3295 Turpin Lane, Hamilton County residents can drop off yard trimmings for free. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7734; bit.ly/11UQb9r. Newtown.

On Stage - Theater Go, Dog. Go!, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. P.D. Eastman’s classic comes to life on stage. Playhouse Off the Hill production. $5 suggested donation. 2723700; www.artatthebarn.org. Mariemont.

Pets Pet Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., Peppermint Pig, 8255 Beechmont Ave., Cats and dogs available for adoption. Through Dec. 28. 474-0005; www.peppermintpig.org. Anderson Township.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 9:30-10:45 a.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Book

discussion group. Room 206. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 583-1248. Hyde Park.

SUNDAY, APRIL 7 Art Events Funke Fiesta Spring Pottery Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Funke Fired Arts, Free admission. 871-2529; www.funkefiredarts.com. Oakley.

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

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

Home & Garden Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, Free. 946-7734; bit.ly/11UQb9r. Newtown.

Nature Yuckology, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Centrer. It’s no joke that gross, yucky and disgusting things happen in nature. Find out if things are as icky as they sound. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township.

Recreation Tennis Classes, 4-5 p.m., Mercy HealthPlex Anderson, 7495 State Road, Six-week series ending

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

Recreation Tot Time, 9:45-10:30 a.m. and 11-11:45 a.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Weekly through May 13. Parents and toddlers participate together in variety of songs, games and art activities. Ages 18 months to 3 years. $55, $45 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

TUESDAY, APRIL 9 Art & Craft Classes The Joy of Painting: Landscape, 6-9 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Weekly through April 30. Learn famous Bob Ross landscape painting method. Ages 16 and up. All skill levels. $50, $45 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4513. Anderson Township.

Art Exhibits Andrew Smith Collection, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; www.eiselefineart.com. Fairfax. Charley Harper, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 871-5604; www.maryrangallery.com. Hyde Park. The Art of Patrick Romelli, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Greenwich House Gallery, 871-8787; greenwichhousegallery.com. O’Bryonville. Empire Falling, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 321-5200; www.phylliswestongallery.com. O’Bryonville.

Auditions The Blue Moon Dancing, 7 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, Free. 321-0762. Columbia Township.

Business Meetings Accelerated Networking Luncheon, 11-11:30 a.m., Hyde Park Golf and Country Club, 3740 Erie Ave., Learn how your own body language is influencing successful communication with your boss, family, friends and strangers. Ages 18 and up. $45. Reservations required. Presented by eWomenNetwork. 871-3111; ewomennetwork.com. Hyde Park.

Dance Classes Irish Dance Wee Ones Preschooler Class, 9:45-10:15 a.m., Erickson Academy of Irish Dance Linwood, 673 Wilmer Ave., Classes concentrate on basic foot placement, jumping drills, timing to music and posture. $25 registration, $30 per month. 232-1366. Linwood. Irish Dance Youth Beginner Classes for Homeschoolers, 10:15-11 a.m., Erickson Academy of Irish Dance Linwood, 673 Wilmer Ave., Ages 6-12. Learn basics of Irish dance: foot placement, timing, posture, threes and sevens. $25 registration, $40 per month. 232-1366. Linwood. Irish Dance Youth Beginner After-School Class, 4:30-5:15 p.m., Erickson Academy of Irish Dance Linwood, 673 Wilmer Ave., Ages 6-12. Learn basics of Irish dance: foot placement, timing, posture, threes and sevens. $25 registration, $40 per month. 232-1366. Linwood.

Education Anderson Township History Room, 6-8:30 p.m., Anderson Center, Free. 231-2114. Anderson Township.

Health / Wellness Joint Screening, 10 a.m.-noon, Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Complimentary joint screening. Brief history and exam designed to troubleshoot and modify activities and exercise programs covered. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Christ Hospital Physical Therapy. 527-4000. Fairfax.

Music - Bluegrass An Evening of Bluegrass, 8 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, With Noam Pikelny, Bryan Sutton, Ronnie McCoury, Luke Bulla and Barry Bales. $23, $20 advance; plus fees. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com. Oakley.

Recreation Tot Time, 9:45-10:30 a.m. and 11-11:45 a.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, Weekly through May 14. $55, $45 residents. Registration required. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

Religious - Community Lay Pastoral Ministry Program Open House, 7 p.m., Athenaeum of Ohio, 231-2223; www.mtsm.org. Mount Washington.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10 Art & Craft Classes Portrait Painting and Drawing Class, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Drawing and Painting from a clothed model. $120 per session of four classes. Reservations required. 259-9302. Mariemont.

Art Exhibits The Art of Patrick Romelli, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Greenwich House Gallery, 871-8787; greenwichhousegallery.com. O’Bryonville.

Business Classes Things First-Time Managers Should Know, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, 3805 Edwards Road, Rookwood Tower, Fifth Floor. Participants learn how to manage impact of new role on existing relationships with peers and management, learn ethical responsibilities of management, gain understanding of legal compliance responsibilities and learn importance of proactive management. $35, $25 members. Reservations required. Presented by ReSource - Cincinnati. 554-4944; resourceweb.org. Norwood.

Business Seminars Maximizing LinkedIn Profiles, 2-4:30 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Large Conference Room. For users ready to leverage the power of LinkedIn Marketing with tools and applications to help reach your personal and business objectives. Ages 18 and up. $100, $75 Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce members. Registration required. Presented by C3: Creating Connections Consulting. 474-4802; www.andersonareachamber.org. Anderson Township.

Education Anderson Township History Room, 1-4 p.m., Anderson Center, Free. 231-2114. Anderson Township.


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Green bean salad satisfies taste for fresh vegetables I guess it’s looking at all the seed catalogs that makes me hungry for fresh vegetables. When I browse through the catalogs, I can see myself planting a row of my favorite bush green beans, mounding up the soil around the red onion sets and staking the heirloom tomatoes. Well, none of that is happening any time soon but I can still get highquality produce Rita from the Heikenfeld store to RITA’S KITCHEN make one of my favorite, healthy green bean salads. Here it is, and if you don’t have red onion, use a bit less of a white or yellow, or even a sweet onion. And if your onions are sprouting, you can eat the green sprouts along with the onion. Use the onion quickly, though, because once it sprouts, the bulb loses texture and weight.

Fresh green bean and chickpea salad

Green beans are not only as good for our eyes as carrots, but they also contain silicon, which is a mineral for bone health and formation of connective tissue.

12-16 oz. green beans, trimmed 1 14.5 oz. can chickpeas, drained 2 tomatoes, cut up 1 small red onion, sliced thin (you may not need all of it)

Dressing: 1 envelope Zesty Italian dressing Balsamic vinegar and olive oil Salt and pepper to taste

Garnish: Feta cheese

Blanch green beans: Cook for just a couple of minutes or so in boiling water, until they turn bright green but are cooked enough to be crisp/tender. Immediately drain and put into ice-cold water to stop cooking. Drain. Can be done several hours ahead and kept in refrigerator. Mix beans with peas, tomatoes and go to taste on the onions. Set aside while making dressing. Mix dressing according to directions, substituting balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Toss with salad. Add salt and pepper. Garnish with feta.

Bird seed snack mix for a crowd

No, not for the birdie crowd, but for you and the kids. I have had this

Rita’s recipe for green bean and chickpea salad can help satisfy any cravings for fresh vegetables. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

in my files for a while and my notes say “mix in big bowl.” When you look at this all mixed up, you’ll understand the name bird seed. This is for the reader who needs to make up bags of snack mix for her daughter’s soccer team. It has everything kids (and adults) like – a variety of sweet and salty flavors. If there’s something in here you don’t like, you can substitute a similar item, or simply leave it

out. Amounts are approximate. This makes about 30 cups or so. Mix together: 1 jar dry-roasted peanuts 1 pound each plain M&Ms and peanut M&Ms 12 oz. jar dry roasted or regular cashews 1 pound can mixed nuts, salted or unsalted 11⁄2pounds dried fruit, your choice 15 oz. bag pretzel sticks 12 oz. sesame sticks 1 ⁄2pound yogurt-covered

raisins 1 ⁄2pound yogurt-covered peanuts

Keeps up to a month, tightly covered, at room temperature.

Readers want to know about cilantro and coriander Cilantro is an annual herb that likes cooler weather. If it gets too hot or too much sun, you’ll see it quickly bolting to

seed. The seed is called coriander. Cilantro and coriander can’t be used interchangeably, as cilantro is the leafy part of the herb and has a citrusy, green taste, quite distinctive. The seed, coriander, has more of a lemony profile. Cilantro cools a hot tummy and is used in Asian, Indian, and Southwestern foods. Add it the last few minutes of cooking time, as it doesn’t hold up in extended heat. Plant cilantro in early spring and, if you want a continual harvest, plant seeds every couple of weeks. Cilantro helps remove toxic metals like mercury from the body and contains powerful antioxidants for good overall health.

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Kroger Jarlsberg cheese spread. Reader Kim M. says: “I hope you can help me find the recipe or a close copy of the Jarlsberg cheese spread that Kroger sells near the deli department.”

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at columns@communitypress.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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DEATHS Neal J. Chapman

Preceded in death by wife, Alza Louise Fox; daughter, Brenda Brown; and parents Dewey Fox and Thelma Johnson. Services were March 16 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.

Neal J. Chapman, 60, of Anderson Township died March 24. Survived by wife, Kathy A. Chapman; children Bradley (Erin Kilcoyne), Nicholas (Erin) and Brandon Chapman; sister, Kathleen Chapman; and grandchild, Callie. Preceded in death by parents Louis Chapman and Clara Hornschemeier. Services were March 27 at St. Jerome Church, Cincinnati.

Kathleen J. Hansbauer

Kathleen J. (nee Strotman) Hansbauer, 85, formerly of Anderson Township died March 24. Survived by children Tom (Su) Hansbauer, Julia Hansbauer, David (Linda) Hansbauer, Peggy (Dave) Robinson, William Hansbauer, Mary Beth (Mark) Kelly, Joe (Alma) Hansbauer; daughter-in-law, Mary Hansbauer; grandchildren Heidi Peck, Brett, John, Bob and Michael Hansbauer, Lisa Lancey, Marc Vanover, Karen Ehas, Scott Robinson, Heather Palmasano, Tricia Forbeck, Joe Kelley, Jacob and

Ralph Dewey Fox

Ralph Dewey Fox, 89, of Anderson Township died Feb. 28. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Survived by children Larry (Pat) and Matthew Fox, Nancy (Clyde) Bauer, Carole Zureick, and Kathleen Fox; 16 grandchildren; and seven greatgrandchildren.

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EPISCOPAL

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CHRISTIAN AND MISSIONARY CALVARY ALLIANCE CHURCH

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

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

CHURCH OF GOD CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY

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

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

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

Ben Hansbauer, Nicholas and Jenna Kelly; 13 great-grandchildren; siblings Robert Strotman, Margaret Kinne and Patricia Zeph. Preceded in death by husband, Harry J. Hansbauer; son, Robert Hansbauer; granddaughter, Ann Robinson; siblings Joseph B. Strotman, Mary Sinard and Julia Butterly; and parents Joseph B. Strotman and Margaret J. Patterson. Services were Marcy 27 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Anderson Township.

Leon G. Hughes

Leon G. “Lee” Hughes, 87, of Anderson Township died March 22. He was a US Navy veteran of World War II. Survived by wife of 65 years, Betty J. Hughes; daughter, Linda L. (Arne Skaar) Dawson; grandchildren Jonathan and Matthew (Penny) Dawson; and greatgrandchildren Jack, Emma and Nathan. Preceded in death by parents Ernest Hughes and Elizabeth Jackson. Services were March 29 at Faith United Church of Christ.

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

RELIGION

Clemmie Riggs, 90, of Anderson Township died March 20. Survived by wife, Virginia Riggs; children Joyce Ann "Doll” Ezell and Carol Jo "Sis” (the late Gene Williamson); grandchildren Shannon Lynn Ezell and Brian Scott Williamson. Preceded in death by parents Jess Riggs and Nancy Williamson. Services were March 22 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington. Memorials to: Calvary Alliance Church.

UNITED METHODIST

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EVANGELICAL COVENANT

The church is launching a new Saturday night worship service on the first Saturday of each month at 6 p.m. This contemporary service will be a larger production, like the Good Friday or Christmas Eve services. The church has two contemporary services on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., and two traditional services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. The church is at 7515 Forest Road, Anderson Township; 231-4172; www.andersonhillsumc.org.

Christ Church Cathedral

Music Live at Lunch, Christ Church Cathedral’s weekly concert series, will feature the following performers in April. April 9: Esther Nam, soprano; Song Nam, piano April 16: Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers: Ballads and bluegrass April 23: Raison D’Etre: Folk music trio April 30: Queen City Trio: Piano, cello, violin These free concerts are presented on Tuesday at 12:10 p.m. Patrons may bring their lunch or buy one at the cathedral for $5. Kim Heindel (organ) and Alan Siebert (trumpet) to give organ recital at Christ Church Cathedral in April. Heindel, concert organist, Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, and Alan Siebert, professor of trumpet, University of Cincinnati CollegeConservatory of Music, will

perform in a recital presented by Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. Fourth St. (Fourth & Sycamore), downtown Cincinnati, at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 21. The concert is part of a series offered by the cathedral on third Sundays, October through May. The Cincinnati chapter of the American Guild of Organists is a co-sponsor. For more information call 513.621.1817, or go to www.christchurchcincinnati.org/music/organrecitals Christ Church Cathedral is at 318 E. Fourth St., downtown Cincinnati. All performances are in the Centennial Chapel unless listed as being in the cathedral nave. For more information, call 621-1817. The church is at 318 E. 4th St., Cincinnati; 621-1817; www.christchurchcincinnati.org.

Clough United Methodist Church

The church will offer an end-oflife information night at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at the church to help members of the community prepare to care for themselves or for a loved one before an end-of-life crisis situation occurs. The session will be held in the church at 2010 Wolfangel Road in Anderson Township. The information night will be led by Patricia Gaines, Community Outreach Director of Hospice of Cincinnati. In addition to discussing hospice care both at home and in a hospice facility, Patricia Gaines will cover the benefits of having living wills and durable powers of attorney to help family and friends make decisions based on the wishes of the dying person. All children preschool through fourth-grade are invited to Powerxpress, a new children’s ministry program. The program is 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

TRADITIONAL WORSHIP Sunday 8:30 & 11 am CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP Sunday 9:30 & 11 am & 1st Saturday of the Month 6 pm

INTERDENOMINATIONAL

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Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care Ages 3 through 12

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

Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith Cincinnati, OH 45243

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

Jeff Hill • Minister

www.connectionscc.org Worship Service 10:30am Sunday School 9:15 am

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PRESBYTERIAN

(Last Friday of the Month except November & December) Dinners & Sandwiches (Rye or Bun)

Fish Fry – April 26th – 4:30 – 8:00 p.m.

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The church has many ways to worship. Morning Glory (blended) is at 9:30 Sunday morning and Traditional is Sunday at 11 a.m. The first Sunday of every month also includes a Service of Prayer for Wholeness is 8:30 a.m. in the chapel. More details about the services are on the church website; tinyurl.com/cpuh9rl. The church is at 6474 Beechmont Ave., Mount Washington; 231-2650.

Eggs / Sausage / Bacon / Pancakes / Fruit / Breads & Coffeecakes Coffee / Milk / Juices Enjoy Bluegrass music with Mary Zistler and the Old Coney Bluegrass Band Adults - $7.00 & Children - $3.00

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Sunday Worship: 9:00 & 10:30 AM with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR MARIE SMITH

Mount Washington Presbyterian Church

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

Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am

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

Trevor Thomas "Mr. Drama" makes approximately 180 appearances a year. At each appearance he cleverly combines music, monologues, poems, sketches, and mime with humor and sincerity, which makes for an unforgettable worship experience for the believer and a picture of salvation for the lost. Come see Trevor appear at First Baptist Church of Newtown at 7 p.m., Sunday April 6. The church is at 6944 Main St., Newtown; 561-5213; firstbaptistnewtown.wordpress.com.

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Anderson Twp. sewer work continues By Lisa Wakeland lwakeland@communitypress.com

Construction on a longawaited sewer connection in northeastern Anderson Township is expected to begin next year. The Metropolitan Sewer District is extending the Dry Run sanitary sewer along Round Bottom and Broadwell roads. Anderson Township Park District Executive Director Ken Kushner said they’ve received plans for the next phase, which should begin in 2014. The plan is to start where the recently in-

stalled line ends near the Newtown corporation line and continue over the driveway at the western end of Riverside Park, 3969 Round Bottom Road. From there, the sewer district will bore under the road and continue the line on the other side of road in front of Newtown Farm Market, Kushner said. Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) officials have asked the Park District for a roughly 7,500square-foot work easement and a 2,000-squarefoot permanent easement. Kushner said he ex-

pects sewer construction to occur when it will be least disruptive to Riverside Park’s baseball fields and parking lots, and MSD will be required to restore the area. At Newtown Farm Market, 3950 Round Bottom Road, store manager Zack Cornelissen said he’s not sure if the work will have an effect on business. Construction is unlikely to close the store, he said, and would have less impact if the installation is completed during Newtown Farm Market’s off season in the late fall and winter months.

“It’s not the worst thing that could happen, and we hope it doesn’t (deter customers), but we have no idea,” he said. “We’re still waiting to hear from (MSD).” The Metropolitan Sewer District originally planned to install the new line under Riverside Park. Park District officials were not pleased with those plans or the permanent easement restrictions and, after negotiations betwen the agencies the Sewer District agreed to move the new line to the other side of Round Bottom Road.

The Dry Run sewer project began in 2010 and the first segment through Newtown and part of northeastern Anderson Township was completed last year. Work also continues on the Dry Run sewer extension along Round Bottom Road to Edwards Road then along Edwards Road to state Route 32 and from state Route 32 to Eight Mile Road. Future segments include a sanitary sewer line from the intersection of Eight Mile and Bridle roads to the Dry Run pump station near Clough Pike.

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POLICE REPORTS ANDERSON TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Scott D. Schafer, 24, 1821 Bell Meade, criminal tools, theft, March 9. James C. Ashcraft, 44, theft, March 8. David C. Brockmann III, no age given, 1155 Beacon St., driving under influence, underage

consumption, drug possession, paraphernalia, March 12. Jacob E. McIntyre, 18, 948 Alnetta Drive, theft, underage consumption, March 16. Kary A. Chappell Jr., 38, 1881 Laura Lindale, cocaine possession, marijuana possession, driving under suspension, March 13. Symone Banks, 20, 439 Mac-

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Anderson Township, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Lt. Mike Hartzler, District 5 commander, 825-2280 » Cincinnati District 2, California and Mount Washington, Capt. Paul Broxterman, District 2 commander, police officer Germaine Love, neighborhood officer, 979-4400 » Newtown, Tom Synan, chief, 561-7697 or 825-2280

gregor, drug trafficking, drug possession, paraphernalia, March 9. Sean Jackson, 20, 403 N. Wayne Ave., falsification, March 9. Piotr Jablonski, 36, 2508 Little Dry Run, domestic violence, March 7. Brandie A. Phipps, 34, 1034 Abilene Court, theft, March 12.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated robbery Male stated money and credit card taken while at AJ's Roadhouse; $200 cash at Kellogg Avenue, March 12. Breaking and entering Coils and compressor taken from AC unit at K of C Hall at Bartels Road, March 10. Burglary Purse taken at 1138 Brooke Road, March 12. Criminal damage Window screens cut on residence at 1140 Shangri-La Drive,

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March 10. Rock thrown at vehicle at 1160 King Louis Court, March 8. Rocks thrown at vehicle at 1058 Nordyke, March 16. Glass door shot with pellet gun at 7325 Lawyer, March 17. Mailbox damaged at 7256 Concord Ridge, March 15. Vehicle damaged at 1501 Huntcrest Drive, March 11. Domestic violence At Little Dry Run, March 7. Inducing panic Bomb threat written on bathroom wall at Kroger at Beechmont Avenue, March 8. Misuse of credit card Female stated card used with no authorization at 7215 Royal Green, March 6. Theft Clothing taken from Macy's; $297 at Beechmont Avenue, March 9. Shoes taken from Gabriel Brothers; $105 at Beechmont Avenue, March 8. Beer taken at United Dairy Farmers; $11 at Beechmont Avenue, March 16. Personal checks taken and cashed; $665.68 loss at 6451

CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2 Arrests/citations Keith Allen McAfee, born 1982, domestic violence, 2237 Salvador St., March 18. Renee M. Reno, born 1987, obstructing official business, possession of drug abuse instruments, 2237 Salvador St., March 20. Erin Zorn, born 1983, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, 2064 Oxford Ave., March 24.

damaging/endangering 5783 Panama St., March 13. Domestic violence Reported on Salvador Street, March 18. Felonious assault 6217 Crestview Place, March 15. Improperly discharging firearm at/into habitation/school 6217 Crestview Place, March 15. Theft 1801 Wilaray Terrace, March 16. Violation of a protection order/consent agreement 6320 Beechmont Ave., March 13.

NEWTOWN Arrests/citations Andrew Lane, 40, 7101 Olentangy Lane, driving under suspension, March 11. Brant Walker, 28, 3982 Germania St., bench warrant, March 11.

Incidents/investigations

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Assault 1813 Mears Ave., March 18. Breaking and entering 6033 Glade Ave., March 17. Criminal

Newtown police received no reports of incidents and conducted no investigations.

Sewer project pushed back to 2014 By Lisa Wakeland lwakeland@communitypress.com

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er District of Greater Cincinnati plans to install sanitary sewers to serve about 50 properties on Vicbarb and Apple Blossom lanes, and Mt. Carmel Roads, near state Route 32 and the Hamilton/Clermont county line. The project has been in the works for close to a decade and is now expected to begin in 2014. Gary Morgan, who lives on Mt. Carmel Road, is one of the residents eagerly anticipating the project because his septic tank will need to be replaced soon. “I’d rather have the sewer line than put in a new septic tank and have

them build the sewers 10 years later,” he said. Property owners on those three streets petitioned the sewer district to install the lines several years ago, said Bill Wooton, supervising engineer and project delivery manager for the Metropolitan Sewer District. Wooton said MSD would install the sewers, and Clermont County would treat the wastewater because it drains toward their sewers. Because this is a local assessment sewer, property owners would be billed, but that amount would not exceed $12,000 under the district’s policy.


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REAL ESTATE ANDERSON TOWNSHIP

837 Sunderland Drive: Seo Kyeong Ju to Wells Fargo Bank NA; $155,000. 8419 Linderwood Lane: Latham Lauren D. to Bolton Ford D.; $126,000. 8477 Linderwood Lane: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Van Treeck L. Gery; $84,250. 940 Phillips Lane: Kaldmo John Jr. to Denny Jeffrey M.; $57,750. 979 Woodlyn Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Davis Katherine M.; $53,900. 984 Eastland Terrace: Hendricks James W. & Gail D. to Carnaghi Laura F.; $152,000. Estate Ridge Drive: Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Mckinney Bradley G. & Regina K.; $527,289. Pointe Place: Traditions Investments-Anderson Ltd. to Drees Co. The; $105,000. 1023 Eversole Road: Snider Jason E. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $310,000. 1034 Lanette Drive: Orchard Terrace Estates LLC to Braatz Michael; $65,000. 1050 Lanette Drive: Vonluehrte Michael & Pamela to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $62,000. 1223 Bondick Drive: Adams Barbara A. to Hilton Capital Group LLC; $21,805. 1256 Tallberry Drive: Flake Sally Lynn to Fifth Third Mortgage Co.; $56,000. 1402 Beacon Road: Adkins Melvin Glenn to U.S. Bank National Association Tr; $30,000. 1619 Braintree Drive: Rutkowski Martha M. Tr to Christie Thomas Jason; $110,500. 1808 Woodpine Lane: Nitakorn Suvanna to Mesrin Peter; $132,500. 1850 Wanninger Lane: Tyner Jon C. to Theiss James D. & Margaret; $113,000. 2373 Estate Ridge Drive: Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Lewis Christopher Burke & Lorie Ann; $475,558. 2379 Burklin Drive: Fisher Daniel to Thatcher Pottebaum

Brandi & Gary J. Pottebaum Jr.; $175,000. 3303 Hickory Creek Drive: Goldrich Norman S. to Reiter Christopher J. Tr; $584,000. 5887 Turpin Hills Drive: Sebastian Todd & Kathleen L. Trs to Keating Paul S. & Elyse C.; $465,000. 6600 Hitching Post Lane: Andol Gregory & Bonnie to Cobb Bradley E. & Patricia I Holden; $157,000. 6657 Salem Road: Federal National Mortgage Association to JP Morgan Chase Bank NA; $140,150. 6803 Sunray Ave.: Dennemann Joseph A. Jr. to Pastura Anthony R.; $115,000. 7102 Salem Road: Sheppard Jerry L. @5 to Sheppard Jerry L. @4; $7,959. 7102 Salem Road: Sheppard Jerry L. @6 to Sheppard Jerry L. @5; $5,306. 7102 Salem Road: Sheppard Jerry L. @7 to Sheppard Jerry L. @6; $10,612. 7102 Salem Road: Sheppard Jerry L. @8 to Sheppard Jerry L. @7; $7,959. 7102 Salem Road: Sheppard Jerry L. @(4) to Sheppard Jerry L@4; $15,918. 7922 Forest Road: Sauter Robert to Federal National Mortgage Association; $58,000. 872 Woodlyn Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Mackzum Joseph; $45,000. 985 Birney Lane: Messner Donald L. to McCall Mark D. & Molly C.; $168,000.

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1663 Sutton Ave.: Miller James S. to Bank Of America N.A.; $50,000. 2560 Beechmar Drive: Moritz Joseph J. & Bryan L. to Geisler Kathryn S.; $148,000. 6012 Stanhill Court: Andreyko John L. to Andreyko Michele J.; $41,000. 6047 Heis Terrace: Bonnell Roger L. Jr. & Amanda G. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage; $48,000. 6425 Copperleaf Lane: Kalpande Vivek & Savitha to Lenihan James A.; $192,500.

6529 Copperleaf Lane: Martin Mary C. & Wade M. to Otten Joseph V. Jr. Tr; $215,000. 6593 Ambar Ave.: Herrmann Patricia Lee@4 to Bueg Cynthia M.; $84,100. 2121 Sutton Ave.: Hock Glen to Fifth Third Mortgage Co.; $48,000. 2301 Salvador St.: Webb Bradley R. Tr @3 to Salvador Properties LLC; $425,000. 2311 Oxford Ave.: Vidal Francisco A. to Bank Of America N.A.; $75,000. 2536 Coveyrun Court: Heffner Alanna to Hopkins Rebecca; $215,000. 6226 Dawes Lane: Lang Jerome F. & Melissa Duncan to Federal National Mortgage Association; $48,000. 6249 Sturdy Ave.: Ritter Mark A. Jr. to Rwls II LLC; $33,000. 6355 Corbly Road: Behan Patrick J. & Lindsay R. Shestina to Zizelman Megan Elizabeth; $95,500.

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3436 Drake St.: Helton Terry L. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage; $30,000. 7708 Oyster Bay Lane: Mccloy Martha D. to Mccloy Martha D.; $255,000. 6848 Main St.: Million Eva Fay to Rennovestments LLC; $35,000. 7174 English Drive: Potts Lauren C. & Bradley D. to Potts Bradley D.; $55,815.

Citizens on Patrol dine, coordinate The Mt. Washington Citizens on Patrol recently conducted a joint dinner and get-acquainted meeting of various Citizens on Patrol groups at the Mt. Washington Recreational Center. Twenty three members from the Mount Washington, Hyde Park, Madisonville, Lunken and the Sheriff's Citizens Patrol (Anderson Township) group attended. The purpose of the joint meeting was to discuss how the different groups operate, experiences the various groups have had, how new members for each group are recruited, and a review of crime statistics for each area. These groups patrol during the day and evening to watch, listen and report any suspicious criminal activity to the appropriate police authority. In most neighborhoods crime is on the rise and more volunteers are

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Publication Of Legislation On February 12, 2013, the Council of the Village of Newtown passed the following legislation: Resolution #4-2013 Approving a contract with Brandstetter/Carroll, Inc. to provide engineering services to the Village. Resolution #5-2013 Approving a contract with Michael R. Spry to act as the Building Commissioner for the Village. Resolution #6-2013 Approving a contract with Richard A. Weber to act as Property Maintenance Inspector for the Village. Resolution #7-2013 Approving a contract with Loth, Inc. for temporary furniture storage. Resolution #8-2013 Approving a contract with Planes Companies for temporary storage units. Resolution #9-2013 Approving a contract with Jaco Waterproofing for waterproofing services at the Village Hall. Resolution #10-2013 Removing 1.624 acres of Village real property at Lake Barber from a Declaration of Protective Covenants. The complete text of these resolutions may be obtained or viewed at the office of the Fiscal Officer of the Village of Newtown, 3536 Church Street, Newtown, Ohio 45244. 1001754918


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