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Bus drivers ready for run

By Forrest Sellers

ANDERSON TOWNSHIP — Forest Hills bus drivers are hitting the track. Since March, the drivers have been preparing for the upcoming Forest Hills 5K. The annual event will start 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18. The 5K will start and end at Nagel Middle School, 1500 Nagel Road. As in previous years, a festival will be part of the event. “I feel it’s important for ev-

eryone seeing us be a part of the community,” said bus driver Bonnie Retzler, who helped organize the team as part of a wellness initiative. “Our goal is to just get everyone to complete the 5K regardless of time and pace. “We’ll get together afterward and celebrate the fact everyone finished.” The team, which is called “Drivers in Motion,” will have 13 participants. Drivers Jay Mehn and John DeMarco are joining the race

FOREST HILLS 5K Saturday, May 18, starting at 8:30 a.m. Race starts and ends at Nagel Middle School, 1500 Nagel Road

for the first time. Mehn has been preparing by walking daily. “I thought I’d get healthy,” he said, adding that he will finish the race regardless of how he places. DeMarco said he enjoys the camaraderie of the team, which

gathers at the Anderson High School track several days a week. “We all have fun, and that is what makes it easy,” he said. This is the fourth year of the Forest Hills 5K. It’s amazing seeing how the community has supported this race, said Jenny Nayak, who is a coordinator of the race along with Beth Davis. “It grows each year,” said Nayak referring to the number of participants. This year the number of participants will be

capped at 3,000. Nayak said she is especially pleased to see a significant number of youngsters from the elementary schools joining in the race this year. Also, part of the festivities will be a festival featuring games for children, food and deejay music. A Mascot Race and Kids Fun Run for ages six and under will be part of the activities. Proceeds from the race will go to the Forest Hills Foundation for Education.

Newtown Native American Board weighs in museum grant appears safe on voting policy By Jeanne Houck

By Forrest Sellers

NEWTOWN — Good news. The village has learned a $300,000 state grant it won to build a Native American museum in a former firehouse remains on track. Newtown officials were concerned the grant awarded by the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission would fall through after learning the organization will close July1and its responsibilities will be taken over by the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission. But, “We received confirmation that our $300,000 grant is safe,” said Keri Everett, Newtown’s fiscal officer, May 3. “Our state representative, Peter Stautberg (R-Anderson Township), gave Councilman Curt Tiettmeyer the news yesterday about the grant.” Fear the grant was in jeopardy played a part in discussions at the May 1 Newtown Village Council meeting about how to proceed with plans to renovate the former Newtown firehouse at 3537 Church St. into a new municipal center. It is to include the Newtown Native American Artifact Museum and Education Center. Mayor Curt Cosby questioned whether - in light of recent revelations that some parts of the former firehouse renovation might cost more than originally estimated and that more unanticipated costs might be discovered - it would be wise to rebid the project in the fall in hopes of fine-tuning the plans put out for bid and of attracting

MT. WASHINGTON — The Mt. Washington Community Council will decide whether to change one of its voting policies in May. Council is recommending a bylaw change which would require a board candidate to have attended at least three regular membership meetings in the course of a year prior to an election. This is to avoid “changing complexion of the board by voting in friends,” said board member Kirk Kavanaugh. Council’s concern is people coming to a meeting the night of a vote and placing someone on the board who may not have a familiarity with current issues. “I think this is a good compromise,” said Kavanaugh, adding that bylaws regarding voting on other matters such as zoning would remain unchanged. The Mt. Washington Community Council permits residents to join council and cast a vote during the same meeting. Council members will have a chance to vote on whether to change this bylaw when council has its next meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at the Mt. Washington Recreation Center, 1715 Beacon St. During the April membership meeting, council also discussed several efforts to reach a broader audience and keep people informed.

Newtown Village Council discusses bids for a new municipal center. From left are Councilman Chuck Short, Vice Mayor Daryl Zornes, Councilman Curt Tiettmeyer, village Fiscal Officer Keri Everett and Mayor Curt Cosby. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

lower bids at a time of the year when contractors were “hungry” for work. But village council voted May 1 to have a first reading that evening and a vote at its Tuesday, May 14, meeting, on legislation awarding DER Development of Milford a nearly $640,000 contract to renovate the former firehouse. The May 14 meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in Newtown village offices at 3536 Church St. If the contract is approved, work at the former firehouse could begin in early May and end in mid-September. Some Newtown Village Council members and construction experts on hand at the May 1 meeting noted adjustments have been made to keep the project financially in line and there is no guarantee that rebidding

the project would not result in higher bids. In addition, Tiettmeyer said May 1 the village had just learned the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission was going out of business and it was uncertain whether the state would honor the $300,000 museum grant promised Newtown. “If we lose the grant, we can’t afford it,” said Tiettmeyer, who, along with Everett, has labored to make the former firehouse renovation as cost-effective as possible. Tiettmeyer recommended any contract awarded DER Development be contingent on several financial elements - including whether Newtown gets the museum grant. For more about your community, visit



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Anderson Township’s aggregation plan delayed By Lisa Wakeland

It’s taking longer than expected for Anderson Township residents to see savings on their electric bills. Township officials last summer began exploring an aggregation plan, which allows Ohio communities to group their residents together to buy natural gas and/or electricity and to solicit the lowest price. Assistant Administrator Suzanne Parker has been reviewing details about electricity aggregation and interviewing different brokers, but said she is skeptical whether or not the energy brokers would truly represent the township in an aggregation deal. “What keeps them from selling the township to the highest bidder?” she asked. Many of the brokers are paid a fee by the energy supplier a city or township picks, and Parker said so far no one she spoke with was will-



ing to completely commit to not letting those fees influence the recommendation to the township. Other area communities with aggregation plans have worked with the brokers, and Parker said she hasn’t heard any concerns about that process. “I’m not comfortable with the way this thing works, and it doesn’t make me feel warm and fuzzy that we’re selecting a guy who then is (paid by the energy provider),” Trustee Russ Jackson said. “Whose best interests are they serving? All we’re trying to do is provide an effectively better rate to our citizens.” One benefit to contracting with a broker is the company Anderson Township hires would

handle education programs for residents and field questions or complaints about the aggregation program, Parker said. Because of the concerns surrounding Anderson Township’s possible electricity aggregation program, Parker said she would contact the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio for more information. “They’re the neutral party and don’t have a vested interest in sending us to a certain supplier,” she said. “Just because other communities have done this, is this truly the only way?” Trustee Peggy Reis requested the broker, if that’s the route the township chooses, provide three recommendations and list the pros and cons for each energy supplier. Anderson Township was considering the optin program, which does not force residents to join the aggregation plan, but does have slightly higher electricity rates.

An opt-out program, which has slightly lower rates, requires a ballot measure and, if passed, would automatically include all residents in that jurisdiction. If a resident did not want to participate he or she would need to contact the electric supplier and opt out of the program. “They certainly have made a very simple process convoluted and complicated … because some people are making money in the middle,” Jackson said. “This whole process is dumb.” Township Administrator Vicky Earhart said they wanted to make sure the board of trustees was aware of all options before moving forward with any aggregation proposal. If it happens, the program would be available to residents and businesses in Anderson Township. Want more updates from Anderson Township? Follow Lisa Wakeland on Twitter: @lisawakeland.

Loss of funding to mean fewer projects By Forrest Sellers



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Program funding will be a topic at the next community council meeting set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at the Mt. Washington Recreation Center, 1715 Beacon St. NSP funding is given annually by the city to Cincinnati communities for projects that will improve the area. However, the funding has been reduced from $5,000 to $2,500. The money must be spent this summer, said Courtney Vonderhaar, president of the Mt. Washington Community Coun-

cil. In the past, Mt. Washington Community Council has spent these funds on the community newsletter and the annual Pumpkin Chuck at Stanbery Park. Vonderhaar said directional signs to specific landmarks in the community is a project under consideration. She said residents will have an opportunity to provide additional suggestions at the next meeting. Residents also will have a chance to vote on a

bylaw change regarding council’s voting policy. Council is recommending an amendment that would require a board candidate to have attended at least three regular membership meetings in the course of a year prior to an election. Council’s concern is people coming to a meeting the night of a vote and placing someone on the board who may not have a familiarity with current issues. To view the proposed bylaw amendment, visit

College reps to talk engineering at Anderson Anderson High School will conduct its first-ever Engineering Fair 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, in the cafeteria. Representatives from about 10 colleges and universities will be on hand to talk about engineering programs. The colleges/universi-

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encouraged to attend and talk with representatives from various engineering camps. The fair is for students in grades eight on up with an interest in math or science and is open to Anderson, Turpin, Nagel, McNicholas and Immaculate Heart of Mary students.

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Anderson Twp. storm sirens ready By Lisa Wakeland

A worker tweaks an outdoor warning siren at Bass Island on Newtown Road last year. This is a new siren for the community. FILE PHOTO

“When you hear (the sirens), we still want you to go to the media and see what is affecting your area,” he said. The new siren system also provides better coverage to certain areas of Anderson Township that lacked coverage before, including near Laverty Park off Four Mile Road and the Newtown Road area near Bass Island. Riemar said the siren on Nordyke Road was moved to Woodland Mound Park.

“They’re designed to warn you when you’re outdoors, whether you’re up there playing Frisbee or on the playground,” he said. “(The siren) also gets over to the golf course, and this will provide an excellent amount of outdoor coverage for the area.” Though the vast majority of siren activation is due to severe weather, Riemar said they also could be used for other hazards like chemical spills or large fires.

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Anderson Township is ready for the severe weather season and almost all of the warning sirens have been replaced or upgraded. The changes were part of a countywide improvement led by the Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency and partially funded by an Ohio Homeland Security grant. Last spring three of the township’s warning sirens did not work for several weeks because of issues with the installation process. Most of Anderson Township’s sirens were replaced and its newer ones received upgraded communications systems, but the siren at the Beechmont Avenue fire station was not part of the change, said Assistant Fire Chief Tom Riemar. That siren is expected to be upgraded in the next grant cycle, either this year or next year. “With the new system, they can set off sirens in different portions of Hamilton County,” Riemar said. Before the upgrade, the warning sirens would be activated for the entire county, and even if the Colerain Township area was affected by a storm and Anderson Township wasn’t, the sirens would still sound in Anderson, Riemar explained. “People used to complain that the old system was like crying wolf,” he said. “Now its more customized and when you hear the activation, it’s more likely that it’s real.” Outdoor sirens are tested at noon the first Wednesday of every month. If the National Weather Service issues a tornado warning for the area, the sirens will sound a steady tone for five minutes according to the Hamilton County EMA website. Ohio’s peak tornado season is April to July though tornadoes can strike at any time, and Riemar said it’s important residents stay vigilant.

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BRIEFLY Shredding Days

Anderson Township has combined its annual shredding and recycling days into one weekend event. Residents can shred sensitive paper documents, and dispose of old computer equipment, appliances, tires and other items.

The event is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 10, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the township operations center, 7954 Beechmont Ave.

Plant sale

The Anderson Township Historical Society will conduct its plant sale 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11.

All plants are homegrown and donated to the sale. The plant sale is at the Miller-Leuser Log House, 6550 Clough Pike, at the intersection with Bartels Road.

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GAPP meeting

Greater Anderson Promotes Peace will conduct its annual meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at the Eastern Hills Friends Meeting House, 1671 Nagel Road. The meeting will focus on youth and education. DISCO, Turpin High School’s Diversity Club, and the Youth Educating Society, a leadership program for young immigrants, are the guest presenters. Visit for details.

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program costs, the city of Cincinnati and Recyclebank have decided to end the rewards program for residents effective April 30 this year. A new incentive program will be launched in the near future. Residents can still use accumulated Recyclebank points for rewards, but they expire after 12 months of inactivity. Although the Recyclebank program worked for some residents, overall Recyclebank participation rates were disappointing. The program is being revamped to realize the city’s original intent of the program: To encourage and reward citizens who recycle, which in turns saves taxpayer dollars on tipping fees by diverting tonnage from the landfill. In 2012, city residents and small businesses recycled 17,815 tons. That effort conserved enough energy to power every home in Cincinnati for six days. On average, every household in Cincinnati recycled more than 241 pounds last year, amounting to 17.20 percent of all waste the city generated.

Free play

Cincinnati Playhouse in Park’s next Off the Hill production will come to Anderson Township at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18. “Go, Dog. Go!” is an adaptation of a children’s book, which features the entertaining, secret life of big and small dogs. Suitable for ages 5 and up. The show is at the An-

derson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road.

House fire

A firefighter was injured and a pet died during an April 20 house fire in Anderson Township. Crews were dispatched to 1472 Verdale Drive shortly after 9 p.m. that night and noticed heavy smoke coming from the home, according to a township fire department press release. Firefighters found flames in the basement, put out the fire and removed the smoke from the house, officials said. One firefighter had a minor injury, was treated at the scene and returned to duty. All residents made it out of the home, but the family cat did not, fire officials said. The cause remains under investigation.

Pedestrian struck

A 53-year-old man was rushed to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center after being struck by a vehicle in Anderson Township at about 5:30 p.m. April 25. Brian Burger, 39, attempted to make a right turn in his 2008 Ford F-250 from Pinnacle Plaza onto the 7900 block of Beechmont Avenue and struck Guy Wentzel, who was walking across Pinnacle Plaza, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. Wentzel sustained serious injuries and is critical condition. The incident is under investigation by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Traffic Safety Unit.





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Forest Hills adjusts its calendar By Forrest Sellers

ANDERSON TWP. — Forest Hills Local School District students will have an extra day added to several of their weekends. The Forest Hills Board of Education has approved a revision of the district’s 2013-2014 school calendar to allow for two professional staff development days. The staff professional development days, which will be a day off for students, will be Fridays, Oct. 18 and March 28. These two days will precede

the fall holiday Monday, Oct. 21, and spring break, which begins Monday, March 31. Changes in education are coming upon us, Sinkovich said Superintendent Dallas Jackson, referring to the common core curriculum being required by the state. To help prepare for these changes Jackson said two staff professional development days have been implemented. The district has reduced its

number of delayed start days, which are also used for professional development, but are only a portion of the day. The delayed starts will Smith be Wednesdays, Sept. 18 and Feb. 19. Unlike the delayed starts, an entire day will be allotted for the professional development days. Philip Sinkovich, coordinator of student outreach and community support, said the

professional development days will replace two of the delayed start days. Board member Randy Smith said he has concerns this will result in a loss of teaching time. He said he supports professional development related to the common core curriculum but has reservations about reducing the amount of instruction. “Are there any other creative solutions without a loss of teaching time,” he asked. The school board approved the revised calendar. Smith, who participated in the meeting

discussion by phone, did not vote. Starting and ending dates for the school year remain the same. The first day of school will be Wednesday, Aug. 21, while the last day of school will be Wednesday, June 4, for high school students and staff and Tuesday, June 3, for students in kindergarten through grade eight. Want more updates on Forest Hills Local School District? Follow Forrest Sellers on Twitter: @fsellerspress.

Wilson students train to save lives

Wilson Elementary School sixth-grader Peter Collier, left, and fifth-graders Rilan Deems and Reed Olson assemble food donations for Inter Parish Ministry during Wilson Way Day. The focus of the day, which included a variety of activities, was service to others. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Day highlights community service By Forrest Sellers

ANDERSON TWP. — Wilson Elementary School recently celebrated giving. As part of the school’s third Wilson Way Day, students collected food for Inter Parish Ministry and then participated in a variety of activities. Counselor Jean Bode said the day is a way to focus on developmental assets encouraged by the Forest Hills Local School District. These assets range from building self-esteem to neighborhood involvement. Although these assets are discussed throughout the school year, Wilson Way Day provides an opportunity to focus on a specific one. The focus of this day was service to others, said Bode. Since March the students had collected donations of food for Inter Parish Ministry. On Wilson Way Day, the donations were assembled into what were called “power packs,” which will be distributed to families in need in eastern Hamilton County and Clermont County. Some of the packs will also be distributed to Forest Hills families. “I’ve enjoyed that after all of the planning we have done we get to see how much food we brought in and make the power packs,” said sixth-grader Peter Collier, who also served on a planning committee for Wilson Way Day. During the afternoon the students also participated in a variety of activities led by parent volunteers and local organizations. These activities included

Wilson Elementary School second-grader Lucia Johnson, left, plays a game of golf with sixth-grader Andrea Paolucci. Golf was among the activities, which included sewing, dance and woodworking, that were part of the school's third Wilson Way Day. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

woodworking, dance, sewing and volleyball. Referred to as “sparks,” the activities are geared toward “sparking” a particular interest in the students, said Bode. This interest may lead to hobbies and careers they can explore, she said. “It’s part of the

asset building program.” Fifth-grader Rilan Deems said he enjoyed participating in the activities with his peers. Deems said he also gained an appreciation for service. “I’ve learned that giving is very important and can help people,” he said.

As part of a recent program, Wilson Elementary School students had the opportunity to learn the Heimlich maneuver. The program inspires children to realize they have the power to save a life and be a hero. “Heimlich Heroes program was a great way to teach our sixth-graders how to take care of others,” said Principal Robert Buck. During the training, students practiced the Heimlich maneuver on “Heidi Heimlich,” a 42-inch training doll. The doll is designed with an internal diaphragm, lungs and a windpipe. When the student finds the diaphragm and uses upward thrust motions, it pushes air through the lungs. This results in a piece of Styrofoam being expelled from the doll’s mouth.

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» Tanner Paul Brondhaver of Cincinnati is on the dean’s list for the fall semester at Georgetown College. His parents are Paul and Lisa Brondhaver. » Kendall Crosby of Cincinnati is on the honors list for the fall semester at Tennessee Wesleyan College. » Bridget Hochwalt and Molly McCartney, both of Cincinnati, were recently named to the fall dean’s list at Wake Forest University. » Karina Atkinson and Cameron Simpson of Cincinnati are on the fall semester dean’s list at The University of Akron. » Kelsey Borowitz and Katie Lamb of Cincinnati were named to the fall dean’s list at The University of Toledo. » Cincinnati natives Anna Rose Zuccala, a criminal justice major; Jordan Arlene Skeen, an English major; Brandi Margaret Woods, an elementary education major; Jessica Lee Alford, an animal studies major; and Austin Mark Rexroat, a construction management major were all named to the Eastern Kentucky University dean’s list for the fall semester. » Mount Washington residents Timothy Erickson and Jamie Lydenberg and Anderson Township resident Charlotte Voss were recently named to the fall dean’s list at Denison University. » Gregory Flamm and Adam Steigerwald, both of Anderson Township, were named to the fall dean’s list at Columbus State Community

College. » Elizabeth Arnold of Mount Washington was recently namedd to the fall dean’s list at Emory University. » Kelly Maier of Cincinnati is on the fall dean’s list at Ohio Wesleyan University. » Zachary Christian Bailey of Cincinnati was named to the fall dean’s list at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Bailey is a senior biochemistry major. » John Jarboe, an Anderson High School graduate, is on the fall dean’s list at Lafayette College. » Danny McGonegle of Cincinnati is on the fall dean’s list at Berklee College of Music.

President’s list

Brandi Margaret Woods of Cincinnati is on the fall president’s list at Eastern Kentucky University. Woods is a junior elementary education teaching major.


» Meghan Bowling of Cincinnati recently graduated from The University of Akron in the fall. » The following Cincinnatibased students recently graduated from Eastern Kentucky University: Bradley Matthew Parker, master’s in safety/security/emergency management; Samantha Rae Riffle, magna cum laude with a bachelor’s in special education/ LBD; Melissa Anne Beard, bachelor’s in elementary education teaching; and Ashley S. Pinney, bachelor’s in forensic science.



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Turpin grad going to Texans By Mark D. Motz

Waiting by a phone that doesn’t ring, feelings range from anticipation to resignation. But when it finally does ring and the Houston Texans of the National Football League are on the line, some anxious moments are a small price to pay. “It’s the most awesome feeling I’ve ever had in my life,” said 2008 Turpin High School graduate Andy Cruse of receiving the call. Cruse - who owns every Spartan receiving record with 130 catches for 2,652 yards and 33 touchdowns - signed as an undrafted free agent. He will be in rookie mini-camp from May 1012 and stay in Houston most of the summer to work out with the team leading up training camp. “I kind of figured I wasn’t going to get drafted, but I was told when the draft ended I should expect some calls in about 15 or 20 minutes,” he said. “When the phone didn’t ring for an hour, my parents and I were wondering if this was over before it started.” Cruse’s NFL dreams were just that - dreams - in high school. They stayed as such heading into a collegiate senior season where he led the Miami Redhawks with 74 receptions. “I never thought that far ahead,” he said. “I was focused more on taking the next step of getting to college. And once I got to college, I was focused on being the best I could there. Even last summer I wasn’t sure if this was going to happen.” If he had his way, Cruse would have quit football after ninth grade and focused on basketball. “I remember having a heartto-heart talk with Andy in the weight room when he was a freshman,” said Rob Stoll, Spartan head football coach. “He was under some pressure to just play basketball, which would have meant giving up football. “I explained what a mistake I felt that would be, that he had tremendous potential in football. Lucky for Turpin, he stuck with football. I will never forget

Turpin second baseman Alejandro Capetillo scoops up a ground ball in the game between the Anderson Redskins and the Turpin Spartans at Turpin High School. JIM OWENS/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

RIVALRY WEEK Miami University wide receiver Andy Cruse hauls in a 12-yard pass for a first down during the third quarter of the 27-0 loss to the University of Cincinnati, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at Yager Stadium in Oxford, Ohio. FILE PHOTO

that conversation and can even still see him sitting in the pec deck machine listening to me.” Cruse remembers it, too. “Here I am, a freshman, and the varsity head football coach pulled me aside and is talking to me,” he said. “I was scared to death. I was so set to play basketball - I love basketball - and Coach Stoll is telling me how much he wants me to play football. “I just kind of shook my head and said, ‘Uh-huh.’ Looking back, it’s kind of a funny story. It worked out pretty well.” Stoll said right now he’s just happy for Cruse. “He’s such a wonderful young man. His parents have every right to be immensely proud, not simply because of his accomplishment, but because he’s ingrained with so much character. Each coach at Turpin who has been a been a part of his journey is immensely proud right now,” Stoll said. Cruse is the first Spartan alumnus to sign an NFL conSee CRUSE, Page A7

Anderson junior Jake Mason pitches in the game between the Anderson Redskins and the Turpin Spartans at Turpin High School April 29. JIM OWENS/FOR COMMUNITY PRESS

Anderson and Turpin high schools squared off twice in baseball last week, splitting the games. Anderson won a 5-0 decision in the first game April 29. The Spartans posted a 4-2 victory in the return game April 30. Turpin and Anderson also squared off April 29 in softball, with the the Spartans getting the victory. Photographer Jim Owens captured images from the April 29 baseball game at Turpin.

Turpin centerfielder Bobby Calder makes a leaping catch at the fence in the game between the Anderson Redskins and the Turpin Spartans at Turpin High School. JIM

Anderson junior Cory Peterson lays down a perfect sacrifice bunt in the game between the Anderson Redskins and the Turpin Spartans at Turpin High School. JIM OWENS/FOR THE



PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS By Mark D. Motz and Scott Springer


» Walnut Hills defeated Princeton 7-2 on April 27. Junior Mike Seliga got the win and was 2-4 with a double. The Eagles beat Western Hills 10-8 on April 30. Junior Sam Burton got the win and senior Tom Rohlfer was 2-4 and drove in four runs. » Anderson and Turpin split games April 29 and 30. The Redskins won the first game 5-0 behind junior pitcher Jake Mason’s eight strikeouts. The Spartans won 4-2 in the second game as senior pitcher Ryan Flynn earned the victory. » Miami Valley Christian Academy blanked Oyler 15-0 on

April 30.


» Walnut Hills beat Anderson 4-1 on April 29 as senior Nils Knobloch and freshman Sven Knobloch scored singles wins. The Eagles beat Mariemont 4-1 on May 1. Nils Knobloch and sophomore Elisha Aarons were singles winners. On May 2, Walnut Hills beat Elder 4-1. Taking singles were senior Adam Brown and sophomore Jake Friedman. The Eagles got by Wyoming 3-2 on May 3. Winning in doubles were sophomore Aarons/ senior Carson Neff and seniors Sam Schultie/Gabriel Plummer. » Turpin High School beat Kings 4-1 April 29. Sophomore Brett Schubert was perfect at third singles, posting a 6-0, 6-0 victory. » Anderson High School fell

3-2 against Elder April 30. The Redskins got wins at the top of the order from Pierce Scott at first singles and Austin Hugenberg at second singles.


» McNicholas High School split an April 30 double header, beating Kettering Alter 25-23, 20-25, 25-15, 25-18 and losing to Elder 25-8, 25-23, 23-25, 25-19. The Rockets came back with a 25-21, 18-25, 25-21, 25-15 victory against Milford May 1.


» Walnut Hills took a doubleheader from Taylor 2-1 and 8-4 on April 27. Freshman Krijn Schwartz won the 2-1 contest. In the second, junior Zoe Schack got the win and senior Megan Davidson was 3-4 with a home run and four runs batted in. » Hamilton Badin blanked

McNicholas High School 1-0 despite an 11-strikeout performance thrown by senior pitcher Abby Jones. Jones whiffed nine more in a 4-3 victory against Chaminade-Julienne, while adding an RBI to a 2-for-4 hitting performance.

Middle school track

Several Nagel Middle School students recently broke school records. Sam Myres, Jacob Lynn, Harrison Hill and Nick Chandler set the 4x100 relay record in 49.74 seconds. Evan Ruff, Austin Bryan, Jacob Lynn and Luke Bohenek set the 4x200 mark in 1:44.51. Alexis Thacker set pole vault bar at eight feet. Luke Bohenek set records in three events, including the 11meter hurdles (16.23), 100 meters (11.59) and 200 hurdles (26.72).

Catching up with....

» Former Moeller lefty Brent Suter is off to a great start in Class A for the Milwaukee Brewers organization. After spring training, Suter was assigned back to low A Appleton, where they made him a starter. He did very well in his three starts and got promoted to Advanced A Brevard County, Fla. He is the first pitcher from his draft class to make it that far. Suter started for the Brevard County Manatees April 29 and got his first win in Advanced A ball as well as his first win this season. He went six innings, alowing three hits, with four strikeouts and two walks on 91 pitches as the Manatees won 6-1 against Bradenton. His ERA is1.71is third in all of the Brewers’ minor league system and his WHIP is 1.14 is fifth.




Turpin camps

» Basketball camp for boys grades five through eight is 9 a.m. to noon, June 3-5, in the Turpin gymnasium. Cost is $60. Checks should be made payable to Pat Stricker Basketball Camp. » Basketball camp for girls grades three through eight is 12:30-3:30 p.m., June 24-27, in the Turpin gym. Cost is $80. Checks should be made payable to: Stacy Alexander Basketball Camp. » Soccer camp for boys and girls in sixth grade through incoming ninth grade is 2:30-4:30 p.m., June 17-20, in Spartan Stadium. Cost is $70. Checks should be made payable to: Jamie Harloff Soccer Camp. » Football for ages 6 through 14 is 9-11 a.m., June 24-27, in Spartan Stadium. Cost is $70. Checks can be made payable to: Rob Stoll Football Camp. » Volleyball camp is

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tract, according to athletic director Eric Fry. “Any time you have a kid sign with a college, that’s special,” Fry said. “But to have somebody take that next step, to be that million-to-one shot, it’s almost unbelievable. “It’s great exposure for

Anderson camps

» Boys baseball, 9:30 a.m. to noon, June17-21, on the baseball field, for first through ninth grades. Cost is $60. Contact » Football, June 5-7 at Brown Stadium; 9:30-11 a.m. for first through third grades; and 9:30 a.m. to noon for fourth through eighth grades. Cost is $45 for the younger group; $65 for the older group. Contact » Girls basketball, 13:30 p.m., June 10-13, in the gymnasium, for fourth through ninth grades. Cost is $60. Contact » Boys basketball, 9:30 a.m. to noon, June 10-13, in the gymnasium, for fourth through ninth grades. Cost is $60. Contact » Boys soccer, June 2427, in Brown Stadium, for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Ages 4 to 6 are 5-6 p.m.; ages 7-13 are 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost is $50 for the younger group, our football program and for our kids. He used the same weight room, the same facilities that they did. It helps show what hard work can do.” Cruse knows signing is just the beginning of the work. “I would say I’m talented, but not the most talented,” he said. “I want to get there, work hard, make the team and we’ll see what happens.”

$65 for the older group. Contact » Girls soccer, 9:30 a.m. to noon, June 3-6, in Brown Stadium, for fourth through ninth grade. Cost is $60. Contact » Softball, 4-7 p.m., June 17-19, on the softball field, for first through ninth grades. Cost is $40. Contact » Speed and conditioning, 6-7:30 p.m., July 8-11, at Brown Stadium, for fourth through eighth grades. Cost is $60. Contact » Volleyball, July 8-11, in the gymnasium, for fourth through 12th grades. Grades four through eight are 9-11:30 a.m. Grades nine through 12 are 6-9 p.m. Cost is $40 and $60. Contact Jeff Davis at 288-5054. » For Wrestling Camp Information go to: https:// site/ redskinwrestling/ Checks and registration forms need to be made out separately for each camp. Checks should be made payable to Anderson Boosters/List Camp Name

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St. Ursula Academy is offering a grade-school volleyball camp from June 5-7. Third through sixth grades are scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon. Seventh through ninth grades are 12:30-3:30 p.m. The clinic is for any interested grade-school player who wants to learn to play the game or improve their skill level. Cost is $110. The camp is available on a first-come-first-served basis. To register online, visit Contact Michelle Dellecave at 961-3410 ext.183 or

June 11-13. Incoming third through fifth-graders are scheduled for 3-4:30 p.m.; sixth and seventh grades are 5-7 p.m,; and eighth and ninth grades are 7-9 p.m. The camp will be in the Turpin gymnasium. Cost is $75. Checks made to: Turpin Boosters. For forms, visit the Turpin High School pages at, click on the “Athletics” link, then click the appropriate summer camp link on the right column. Call Kathy Rusche-Coots at 232-7770 ext. 2825.


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Check out odd items found in donated books

Owed money? Consider the small claims court

A couple of months ago word went out that the Anderson Township Library Association needed donations for the upcoming summer used book sale, and happily the community responded. Donations have been coming in, ensuring that a great selection of books, CDs, DVDs, and other items will be on hand during the June 21-23 sale at Nagel Middle School, 1500 Nagel Road. One of the tasks Anderson Township Library Association Katie volunteers undertake Greifenkamp — besides sorting and pricing books — is to COMMUNITY PRESS GUEST go through donated COLUMNIST items and remove any stray bookmarks, papers, or other random objects left behind in them. Over the years longtime Anderson Township Library Association member Jackie Weist has discovered things such as a mummified salamander, Polish money, and an old Viewmaster reel featuring the Old West. Library customers will be able to view these oddities as well as more recent additions at the Anderson and Mt. Washington branches through the end of May. The cases and bulletin boards in both libraries will be crammed full of 33 years' worth of handmade bookmarks, postcards, hospital bills, concert tickets, valen-

tines, and anything else once used to mark a page. So be sure to stop by Anderson or Mt. Washington to check out our displays. And don’t’ forget to mark your calendar for our Summer Used Book Sale. The money raised goes towards both branches. In 2012, these funds were used at the Mt. Washington Branch to purchase three additional public computers as well as enable Branch Manager Larry Richmond to attend the American Library Association Annual Conference and Children’s Librarian Barb Peterson to attend the Ohio-KentuckyIndiana Children's Literature Conference. At the Anderson Branch, Anderson Township Library Association funds made several programs possible, including Zak Morgan, an ongoing yoga series, and Miss Liz’s Music and Movement program. The branch hosted a total of 692 programs in 2012 which would not have been possible without Anderson Township Library Association. Books and audiovisual material were also purchased for the branch with Anderson Township Library Association funds along with two comfortable reading chairs, and a bench in the children’s room was reupholstered. Katie Greifenkamp is the branch manager of the Anderson Branch Library. The Anderson and Mt. Washington branches are part of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Small Claims court is for small cases where it may not be feasible to hire an attorney. If someone owes you money and won’t pay, take your case to small claims. A division of the Hamilton County Municipal Court, its purpose is to permit easy access to the court system for persons with disputes over Brad relatively small Greenberg amounts of money. COMMUNITY PRESS Typical small claims GUEST COLUMNIST cases are security deposit claims, car accidents and breach of contract actions. The most that you can sue for in small claims is $3,000. By filing a small claims case, you waive your right to a trial before a judge or jury. A magistrate, a lawyer appointed by the court, hears these cases. Here are some rules for filing: » You must know the address of the party against whom you file suit. » The party filing the suit must prove his case by a preponderance of admissible evidence. » Only the owner may file a case that involves damage to a vehicle. » You do not need an attorney if you represent yourself. Your court date will be approximately 28 days from the day you file. The trial occurs at this first hearing so be prepared and be on time. If you are late for court you may lose your case. Small claims court only decides cases involving money. The magistrate cannot order either party to do anything other than pay money. Therefore, you should have an idea of the specific value of your loss. It is helpful to bring estimates, receipts or other documents

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to prove your case. Be aware that if you file a small claims case, the defendant may file a counterclaim against you claiming that you owe him money. If the defendant wins you will have to pay him. Winning your case does not guarantee that you will get your money. If you win, you then have a valid judgment against the defendant. You may need to file additional legal forms to try to collect your judgment. Winning a case against a defendant who cannot pay is often a hollow victory. Filing a small claims case costs $49.00. Visit the Clerk of Courts office located in the Hamilton County Courthouse at 1000 Main St. Room 115. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Judge Brad Greenberg presides in Hamilton County Municipal Court. He is a Loveland resident.

CH@TROOM May 1 question Should Congress pass a bill which would empower states to make online retailers collect sales taxes for purchases made over the Internet? Why or why not?

“I would like to see Congress enact laws that require all internet purchases to have state sales tax placed on them. This would be based on the State of the purchaser or receiver of the goods. “This levels the playing field somewhat with the competing retail outfits. But I would like all of this new tax earmarked for state education at the K-12 grade levels. Otherwise these additional tax dollars will go towards less necessary items. “Go figure!”


“The answer is a resounding No! It is unconstitutional. “Refer to your copy of the U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 9, Paragraph 5: ‘No tax or duty shall be laid on goods exported from any state.’ “Any state currently collecting such tax is doing it illegally. Ohio cannot collect it or coerce you to volunteer it if the purchase is made and shipped to you from another state.”


“No!!! Yet another government overstep to ‘correct’ gross overspending!!!


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“We’re already taxed enough! Having to pay shipping adds to the cost of ordering online, but not paying sales tax helps to make up for that. Taxing Internet purchases would discourage many people from patronizing online companies and those companies could be thrown out of business, resulting in more people losing their jobs (with more people having to go on unemployment or welfare). The government needs to stop wasting our money and find ways to cut spending. Increasing taxes only gives the politicians more money to spend frivolously and causes folks like me to stop spending, which only makes the economy worse. It seems to be their only solution (along with printing worthless money) to a terrible financial situation.”


"Collecting the sales tax is an administrative nightmare. Most but not all states have one and in many areas, it varies



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from county to county. Some states tax clothing and others don’t. Nationally, the system of sales and use taxes is a nightmare. Merchants have to deal with their own state’s mess already. Why should they have to deal with dozens of other regulations as well. The Internet and the telephone has made tax evaders of all of us because we buy things elsewhere and don’t pay our home state’s tax. Let’s leave things the way they are or outlaw state sales taxes and have one national sales tax whose proceeds get sent back to the states.”


"First and for all, it would give retailers an increase in their business and secondly, it would give states additional tax revenue. I personally purchased an item once and had more of a hassle in returning that item, which caused me to only support retail businesses. A lot of people think that a penny saved is a penny earned, but once you pay (shipping and handling) and the aggravation if it is wrong size, color, or just not what you ordered, it is not worth it. I understand a lot of people live by this, but start taxing and see what happens.”


"Well, as a business owner and reseller, yes I do think sales tax should be collected. Many states are already mandating sales tax on Internet purchases, also known as sales

use tax. the main reason many Internet purchases escape sales tax is because Internet Sales Software, also known as “shopping carts” is very expensive, and many are avoiding collecting the taxes because that reseller has to send in sales taxes to the various states the buyer is located, and that is a pain. If you live in the state the seller is in, you cannot avoid paying the sales tax. 'I suggest a simple federal sales tax the same percentage as the buyers State they reside. That way, the federal government can divy out the individual states fair share.”


“No, Congress should not. Online 'E-Tailers' are often very small in-home businesses. To require them to collect and distribute sales taxes back to dozens of states would place a hardship upon them that would likely force them out of business. Besides, the rule for mail-order businesses has always been limited to collecting the sales tax only for states in which they have a physical presence. In addition, this change is being pursued by the federal government in an area that lies outside the scope of their constitutional limitations. Not that that has ever bothered the Feds in recent years, but I think it’s time someone put the Feds back in their place. “Heaven knows they have enough trouble dealing with

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the areas they are constitutionally required to regulate.” R.V. “Congress should definitely not pass a bill that forces states to collect sales tax for purchases made online. “The Supreme Court has already ruled (1992) that a business must have a physical presence in a state in order to collect a use tax or a sales tax. “In 2011, legislation was proposed (and defeated) which would allow states to collect sales tax on internet sales, a proviso of which was that each and every one of 50 states would have to simplify its state tax code. Yeah right. “If legislation like this was to pass, every on-line retailer would then be subject to calculating sales tax for every state and potentially every municipality in which any purchaser lives adding unwieldy costs to the internet business’s cost of doing business and reducing the company’s profit margins. “Would this drive any ‘mom and pop’ internet business out of business? Would it raise the cost of goods and services in online outlets? Would it deter any startup internet business? Would it then force consumers by default to only look to megaonline stores for products? The intended and unintended consequences of creating such a short-sighted law are so staggering that Congress should relegate this to the trash heap of history.”

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Christy Soucek, center, greets Laura and Sherman Klassen and their children Kaitlin and Jacob Klassen at the Lollipop Woods, one of the stations in the Candy Land game. Family members received a lollipop as they began their journey through the lifesize game board. THANKS TO IRENE LINTON


Ethan Bonar leads his parents Danielle Bonar and Jorge Bonar through the lifesize Candy Land game board. The game board was set up to provide an afternoon of fun for families as they learned the story of the prodigal son. THANKS TO IRENE LINTON

Clough United Methodist Church recently made a lifesize Candy Land game for children and their parents. The church fellowship hall was converted into a game board that families could travel through while learning the story of the prodigal son. Children and parents could stop at the Chocolate Swamp, the Lollipop Woods and the Gingerbread Orchard and work on crafts together.

Marlene Alcott watches over Emma Wallace and Kayla Whitley as they draw pictures at the Chocolate Swamp in the Candy Land game. THANKS TO IRENE LINTON

Carol Smith helps Katherine Ehlers and her father, Mike Ehlers, put on the bracelets they made at one of the craft stations at the Candy Land game board. THANKS TO IRENE LINTON

Timothy Asmus plays with a candy cane at Clough United Methodist Church during the lifesize Candy Land game for children and their parents. THANKS TO IRENE LINTON

Anderson Twp. plans Heritage Center upgrades By Lisa Wakeland

Anderson Township took over management of the Heritage Center last summer and so far, officials said, it’s been a good move. Since the township began handling rentals events coordinator Amy Meyer said they’ve had a steady number of bookings at the Heritage Center, 809 Eight Mile Road. Anderson Township bought and restored the historic home and 5.2-acre property at the cor-

ner of Eight Mile and Forest roads in the early 1990s as part of its bicentennial celebration, but the Anderson Township Park District managed rentals at the facility from the mid-1990s through most of 2012. While there will be an emphasis on the Heritage Center as a special event space, Meyer said it’s been a popular place for holiday and graduation parties. They’re also hoping to book rehearsal dinners and smaller weddings throughout the summer, she said.

“I know the focus is on a special event like a wedding, but what are we doing with the Heritage Center to carry some of the overflow of what’s going on with the Anderson Center?” Trustee Peggy Reis asked during a recent meeting. Reis said the township could tap into the business meeting market for the Heritage Center, but Public Works Director Richard Shelley said that can be difficult. Since Anderson Township took over the facility every event is staffed, which Shelley

said can result in lower profits, and more events means more wear-and-tear on the building. “It’s a balancing act on the (profit) margin of the events, the size of it and the facility, plus staff time, and we take all of those into consideration,” he said. “We have a lot of upgrades planned so we can better utilize the building, its usage and appeal.” Anderson Township recently received an $85,000 community development block grant to help make improvements to

the Heritage Center. Facilities manager Mark Magna said they’ve painted some of the interior, reupholstered furniture and made some other cosmetic changes. The block grant, he said, would help with other renovations like fixing the shutters and porch, updating the kitchen and improving the parking lot. They also plan to move the gazebo and create paver paths around the grounds. “It will make it a more usable space and I think it will be a good change,” Magna said.

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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; Anderson Township.

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. Through May 26. 290-9105. Hyde Park.

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artTILE 2013, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Indigenous, 2010 Madison Road, Exhibit dedicated to tradition of ceramic tiles. Features more than 1,000 dynamic ceramic tiles. Hand-built, carved, pressed, stamped, molded and one-of-a-kind tiles on view. Free. 321-3750; O’Bryonville. Empire Falling, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 20051⁄2 Madison Road, New photographs by Elena Dorfman focusing on abandoned, working and re-purposed rock quarries in the Midwest. Through May 11. 321-5200; O’Bryonville. Estate of A. James Weber and Valley of the Moon Artists, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 3668 Erie Ave., Works of John E. Weis, Frank Meyer and several other Cincinnati Art Club artists from 1920s-’40s. Free. Through May 18. 871-5604; Hyde Park. Indian Hill High School and Madeira High School Student Exhibit of Art, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 5729 Dragon Way, Advanced art classes showcase their works. Student’s artwork available for sale during exhibit. Sales will be used to fund awards for the student artists. Through May 11. 791-7717; Fairfax.

Dav Pilkey Meet and Greet, 4:30-6 p.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, “Captain Underpants” author meets and signs books for first 150 fans who purchase one of his newest books. Reservations required. 731-2665. Oakley.

Business Seminars

Literary - Story Times

Writing and Delivering Effective Speeches and Presentations, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, 3805 Edwards Road, Joan Detz of Joan Detz Speaker Services addresses writing speeches that support speakers, convey messages and build career. Ages 18 and up. $25 and up. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Chapter of International Association of Business Communicators. 4586600; Norwood.

Gymboree Story and Play Time, 10:30-11 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Friends from Gymboree make stories come alive with songs, movement activities and parachute play. Free. Registration required. 731-2665. Oakley. Steve Featherston, 6 p.m., Stonekry Resale Books, 8253 Beechmont Ave., Free. 474-0123; Anderson Township.

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Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. 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; 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. 321-6816. Hyde Park.

Chapter Two, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Writer George, is encouraged by his younger brother Leo to start dating again after the death of his first wife. After a series of bad matches, he comes up with Jennie and she’s a keeper. $17. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. 684-1236; Columbia Township. Murder Mystery Dinner: Crime and Pun-ishment, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 318, 6660 Clough Road, Includes multi-course meal. Adult beverages available. $60, $45 with mention of this listing. Through June 7. 888-643-2583; Anderson Township.

Literary - Bookstores

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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.

Feeling Good, 7-9 p.m., Healing Offices, 2723 Markbreit Ave., Front meeting space. Time to pause, rest and regroup. Discover your inner wealth with simple, powerful tools and practical spiritual wisdom for feeling more joyous and at peace with life. Experiential activities, guided meditations, discussion, music, poetry and more. Ages 18 and up. Good will donation requested. Presented by Pathwork of Cincinnati. Through Dec. 13. 293-1038; Oakley.

Music - Concerts Martin Sexton, 8 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Folk singer-songwriter. $22, $20 advance; plus fees. 800-745-3000; Oakley.

FRIDAY, MAY 10 Art Exhibits artTILE 2013, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Indigenous, Free. 321-3750; O’Bryonville. Empire Falling, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 3215200; O’Bryonville. Estate of A. James Weber and Valley of the Moon Artists, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, Free. 871-5604; Hyde Park. Indian Hill High School and Madeira High School Student Exhibit of Art, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 791-7717; Fairfax.

Business Classes

Friday Night Tasting: Pacific Northwest, 6-8 p.m., The Wine Merchant, 3972 Edwards Road, Learn which grape varieties are grown where, what types of wines are made and what wines you prefer by tasting eight different white and red wines from Oregon and Washington. Assortment of light appetizers. Ages 21 and up. $20. Registration required. 731-1515; Oakley.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:3010:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.

Literary - Signings

Music - Acoustic

Runs / Walks Relay for Life Anderson Township, 6 p.m., Anderson High School, 7560 Forest Road, Walk ends Saturday at noon. Teams of people walk track to raise money for cancer. After dark, luminaries honor people who have been touched by cancer. Benefits American Cancer Society. Free, donations accepted. Registration required. Presented by American Cancer Society Relay for Life Anderson Township. 888-227-6446, ext. 4223; andersonoh. Anderson Township.

Special Events Appalachian Festival, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Artisans, crafts, dance and food vendors. Storytelling and bluegrass music entertainment. $8, $4 ages 55 and up, $2 ages 4-11, free ages 3 and under. Parking: $6. Presented by Appa-

Art Exhibits artTILE 2013, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Indigenous, Free. 321-3750; O’Bryonville. Estate of A. James Weber and Valley of the Moon Artists, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, Free. 871-5604; Hyde Park.

Exercise Classes Susan Gilbert of Goshen spins wool for yard during the 2012 Appalachian Festival at Coney Island. This year’s event is 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave. Artisans, crafts, dance and food vendors are available. Storytelling and bluegrass music entertainment are featured. Cost is $8, $4 for ages 55 and up, $2 for ages 4 to 11, free for ages 3 and under. Parking is $6. Presented by Appalachian Community Development Association. Call 251-3378 or visit for more information FILE PHOTO

lachian Community Development Association. 251-3378; Anderson Township.

SATURDAY, MAY 11 Art Events artTILE 2013: Artists-in-Action, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Indigenous, 2010 Madison Road, Romy Kissel and Clare Backer Bies hand-carve each tile from slab of clay, then fire each to bring out bright, vibrant glazes, and then Raku firing each to capture signature effect. Free. 321-3750; O’Bryonville.

Art Exhibits artTILE 2013, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Indigenous, Free. 321-3750; O’Bryonville. Empire Falling, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 3215200; O’Bryonville. Estate of A. James Weber and Valley of the Moon Artists, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, Free. 871-5604; Hyde Park. Indian Hill High School and Madeira High School Student Exhibit of Art, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 7917717; Fairfax.

Cooking Classes Campfire Cuisine, 10 a.m.noon, California Woods Nature Preserve, 5400 Kellogg Ave., Learn basics and get adventurous with campfire cooking. Ages 18 and up. $10. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Parks Explore Nature. 231-8678. California.

Drink Tastings Saturday Premium Wine Flight: Washington Reds, Noon-5 p.m., The Wine Merchant, 3972 Edwards Road, Explore four premium red wines from Washington state. 2008 Long Shadows Merlot Pedestal, 2007 Long Shadows Chester Kidder, 2005 Woodward Canyon Estate Red, 2008 Chateau Ste Michelle Artist Series Meritage. Ages 21 and up. $15. Registration required. 731-1515; Oakley.

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. grown plants. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Historical Society. 231-2114. Anderson Township.

Health / Wellness Diabetes Conversation Maps, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, 4460 Red Bank Expressway, Suite 100, Topic: What do the numbers mean? Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. $30 all four sessions; or $10 per session. Presented by Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates. 271-5111; Madisonville.

Holiday - Mother’s Day Mother’s Day Tea, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Essencha Tea House, 3212 Madison Road, Seatings at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Special menu of scones, soup, sorbet, sandwiches, salad, dessert, tea and swag bag for moms. $21.95. Reservations required. 533-4832; Oakley.

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, 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; Newtown.

Music - Choral Bowling Green State University Collegiate Chorale, 7-8 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, Varied concert program spans from classical music to American folksongs, from Bach to Britten, and French chansons to vocal jazz. Free. 470-7464. Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes

Music - Rock

Zumba Fitness Class, 9:3010:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Cardio Dance Party, 10-11 a.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; Madisonville. Zumba Fitness, 10-11 a.m., Mount Washington Recreation Center, 1715 Beacon St., Latinbased fitness class. $6. 218-3474. Mount Washington.

School of Rock Mason Performs The Who, 7:30 p.m., Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave., Doors open 7 p.m. School of Rock students pay tribute to The Who. All ages. $8, $6 advance. Presented by School of Rock Mason. 871-6789; Mount Lookout.

Farmers Market Anderson Indoor Farmers Market, 9:30 p.m.-noon, Anderson Center Station, 7832 Five Mile Road, Rain or shine. Presented by Anderson Township. 688-8400; Anderson Township.

Garden Shows Anderson Township Historical Society Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Miller-Leuser Log House, 6550 Clough Pike, All home-

Nature Migratory Bird Day, 1-3 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Bird-themed open house with several activity stations teaching the life cycle of migratory birds. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Anderson Township.

On Stage - Theater Chapter Two, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Pets Pet Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., Pep-

permint Pig, 8255 Beechmont Ave., Cats and dogs available for adoption. Through Dec. 28. 474-0005; Anderson Township.

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

Literary - Bookstores Amazing Amy’s Writing Club, 4-5 p.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, With Amy Dean, certified teacher and writing instructor. Writing workshop with emphasis on nurturing creativity, skill development and fun. Themes change weekly. Ages 8-12. $8. Reservations required. 731-2665. Oakley.

Literary - Story Times Make a Mess at the Manatee, 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.

Special Events

Music - Concerts

Appalachian Festival, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Coney Island, $8, $4 ages 55 and up, $2 ages 4-11, free ages 3 and under. Parking: $6. 251-3378; Anderson Township.

Justin Furstenfeld, 8 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Record producer, artist, author, and the lead singer, guitarist, and lyricist of the rock band Blue October. $30.74. 800-745-3000; Oakley.

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. Through May 25. 583-1248. Hyde Park.

SUNDAY, MAY 12 Art Exhibits artTILE 2013, Noon-5 p.m., Indigenous, Free. 321-3750; O’Bryonville.

Exercise Classes Cardio Kick Boxing, 6-7 p.m., ATA Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, 8510 Beechmont Ave., Led by George Sizemore, fourth-degree black belt and co-owner of ATA Black Belt Academy. Family friendly. $5. Through May 26. 652-0286; Anderson Township.

TUESDAY, MAY 14 Art & Craft Classes Star Glazers Pottery and Painting, 6-8 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Staff from Star Glazers teaches how to create greatlooking masterpieces with little effort. $35, $25 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

Art Exhibits artTILE 2013, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Indigenous, Free. 321-3750; O’Bryonville. Estate of A. James Weber and Valley of the Moon Artists, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, Free. 871-5604; Hyde Park.

Dance Classes

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; Newtown.

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. Through May 21. 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.

On Stage - Theater


Chapter Two, 7 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Home Alone, 6:30-8 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Two-day course instructs children how to handle real-life situations and everyday hazards. Ages 10-13. $35, $25 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

Holiday - Mother’s Day Mother’s Day Brunch, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., A Touch of Elegance, 5959 Kellogg Ave., Carved prime rib and craved turkey breast, fish, chicken and vegetarian entrees. Traditional breakfast with goetta and smoked salmon and desserts. $22.75, $19.50 seniors, $15.50 ages 4-10, free ages 3 and under. Reservations required. 231-2312; California. Mother’s Day Tea, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Essencha Tea House, $21.95. Reservations required. 533-4832; Oakley.

Home & Garden

Special Events Appalachian Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Coney Island, $8, $4 ages 55 and up, $2 ages 4-11, free ages 3 and under. Parking: $6. 251-3378; Anderson Township.

Support Groups



Make homemade spa products for mom I had a rather unusual request for a Mother’s Day present from a young woman who wanted to make her mom some homemade spa products. She wanted Rita something Heikenfeld that the RITA’S KITCHEN chidlren could help with, too. Homemade spa products are easy to make, healthful and beautiful. I’m sharing a few of my favorites here, and there will be more on my blog, so check that out. As I have said lots of times, a gift from the hands is a gift from the heart. Happy Mother’s Day to all of our moms, biological and otherwise.

Rita’s homemade bath salts Master recipe:

1 cup Epsom salt 1 ⁄4 cup sea salt 2 tablespoons baking soda

Optional add-ins: 1 tablespoon dry goat or cow’s milk 1 tablespoon dry bath herbs of your choice, finely ground or not, or a few drops essential oil of your choice.

Mix together. To use, pour 1⁄4 cup into a hot bath.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen Essential oils are distilled from plants and are very strongly scented. There are many kinds, from soothing lavender to energizing peppermint. Epsom salt soothes muscles and helps replenish magnesium levels and remove toxins from skin. Sea salt is recommended for its mineral content. Baking soda is alkaline, helps soothe and clean without harming delicate skin.

Simple sugar scrub Mix together:

1 cup fine granulated sugar 1 ⁄2 cup oil of choice: jojoba, almond, olive, grapeseed

Use for face, neck and throat. Avoid eye area. Use a circular motion and gently rub the scrub into your forehead, cheeks, chin and neck. Rinse with warm water. Finish with cool water to close pores. Store in refrigerator.

Foaming bath oil

Stir together gently:

⁄2 cup your choice of oil (see simple sugar scrub for choices) 1 ⁄4 cup mild, unscented liquid soap or baby shampoo Optional: Few drops essential oil of choice


Rita shares recipes for homemade bath salts, a sugar scrub and foaming bath oil. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

Eddie Merlot’s potatoes I don’t know if Linda, who requested the recipe from this Montgomery restaurant, is a mom, but if so, this will be her present from Yvonne Steinhauer, a Milford reader, who has the cookbook. 11⁄4 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into 1⁄2-inch cubes 11⁄2 tablespoons jalapenos, seeded and minced 11⁄3 cups heavy cream (whipping cream) 1 ⁄2 cup Gruyere cheese, shredded 1 ⁄3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1 teaspoon Tabasco 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded Kosher salt and black pepper

simmer. Reduce by 25 percent, about 10-12 minutes. Whisk in Gruyere, Parmesan and Tabasco. Stir constantly until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Pour over potatoes, toss gently. Top with Cheddar and bake 15-18 minutes until hot and bubbly.

Susan Zugehoer’s key lime cake

Susan and I were colleagues when I had my cooking school. She is a professional, expert baker and decorator. Anything Susan shares is an instant favorite. Bake this cake and you’ll understand. Susan will be participating in the International Cake Exploration Societe’s annual convention in August at the Lexington convention center. To find out more, log onto: If you want to

ticipants, in the action that takes place in their presence and during the meal. The guilty party may be a person in the audience. The schedule for the current performance/dinners are Fridays, May 10, May 17, May 31 and June 7. The Murder Mystery Company will handle all performance and production activity of the show identified as “Crime and Pun-ishment” as well as ticket sales, which will be

1 box lemon cake mix 1 (3.5 ounce) pkg. instant lemon pudding mix 4 eggs 1 ⁄2 cup water 1 ⁄2 cup key lime juice 1 ⁄2 cup vegetable oil

Key lime glaze Mix together: 2 cups powdered sugar ⁄3 cup lime juice


Put all ingredients in bowl and mix on high speed for two minutes. Pour into 9-inch by 13-inch pan that has been greased and floured with pan grease (recipe below). Bake for 35-40 minutes. When cool, frost.

Susan’s pan grease

Store in refrigerator and let come to room

temperature to use. Mix: 1 cup each Crisco Shortening, Crisco oil and all-purpose flour

Can you help?

Company’s coming cake for Megan. Carrabba’s dipping sauce for Bonnie. “Like a pesto with olive oil,” she said. Hot cross buns like Busken Bakery for Maria Barleycorn’s blue cheese recipe for Joan, who says it’s a family favorite.

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

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Steam potatoes for 30 minutes until fork tender and not mushy. Put in sprayed casserole dish. In saucepan, bring cream and jalapenos to a

Solve a murder mystery, have dinner at Anderson Legion Post 318 Anderson American Legion Post 318, in a joint venture with The Murder Mystery Company, will host four Murder Mystery Dinners at their new post, Patriot Center, 6660 Clough Pike in Anderson Township. The dinners combine a multi-course meal and available adult beverages joined with an exciting and interactive “who done it.” Diners are the investigators, and sometimes par-

register, you can do so now until June 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

limited by facility capacity. Anderson Post 318 will provide the meal and facilities. To attend one of these performance/dinners, contact Murder Mystery Company at 1-888-643-2583 for information and tickets. The company also uses Groupon website for some performance deals.

No Greater Love Joined by magnetic force, this pendant symbolizes the limitless bond that unites mothers with their children. A wearable sculpture depicting a mother lovingly protecting her child throughout their lives.

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St. Vincent, Ulmer’s Auto Care to give away used car The Society of St. Vincent de Paul-Cincinnati is partnering with Ulmer’s Auto Care in selecting a family in need in the community surrounding each Ulmer’s Auto Care location to receive a vehicle to improve their quality of life by providing safe and reliable transportation. Through “The Car That Gives Back,” program, Ulmer’s will select a family near their Anderson Township and Milford locations to each receive a reconditioned vehicle courtesy of Ulmer’s Auto Care. Each vehicle will come with a year of free maintenance courtesy of Ulmer’s. To help fund the program, Ulmer’s is do-

nating $1 from each oil change throughout the year to “The Car That Gives Back.” St. Vincent de Paul will help Ulmer’s find two families, non-profit organizations, or individuals in need of reliable transportation. Ideally, this is a vehicle that will improve the ability of the applicant or nominee to take care of their family or provide assistance to others. Applicants or nominees will be asked to show/ provide financial need as well as a valid Ohio driver’s license and ability to obtain insurance coverage. The selection process may include an in-person interview and proof of ad-

ditional criteria as defined in the application. Applications are due by 6 p.m. May 17. Applications and instructions can be acquired online at or by stopping in at either Ulmer’s location: » 700 Lila Ave., Milford. » 6839 Salem Ave., Anderson Township. Applications and nominations will not be accepted via phone. “We are grateful to our customers and to our neighbors in the communities where we operate,” said Bryan Kauffeld, coowner, Ulmer’s Auto Care. “This is a way for us to do what we do best to provide a direct benefit to some of our neighbors who may have fallen on hard times and to show our community how much we value them as customers and neighbors.” The family selected to receive the car in the Milford area will receive their vehicle at the Milford location May 30 during Milford’s Frontier Days Celebration. The car from the Anderson location will be awarded at the Anderson location July 26 inconjunctionwithAnderson Days. Details about these events will be available at a later date.

Make sure health insurance covers retail health clinics Retail health clinics are rapidly expanding across the country; there are more than 1,200 of them today. They provide muchneeded health care to many, including those who don’t have a primary care physician. But be careful, not all insurance policies will cover their services. Health clinics can be found at Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreens and Kroger supermarkets. Greg Johnson, of Butler, Ky., visited one such clinic earlier this year for a sinus infection. He went during his lunch break. “It took 20 minutes or so. They gave me a prescription. I got the prescription filled and it was really fast and easy,” he said. Johnson went to The Little Clinic at Kroger in Cold Spring and paid with his insurance card. A few weeks later, “I get the statement from my insurance company. My insurance has denied me coverage. They say they’ve declined the payment




Hyde Park Baptist Church


Michigan & Erie Ave

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


First Church of Christ, Scientist 871-0245 3035 Erie Ave %&#"''"$'"!'"#'"

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


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

4th Sunday, 11:00-11:30am

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

~ Solid Bible Teaching ~

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

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



100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052

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



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

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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

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UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 "Going All In: My Heart" Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

Building Homes Relationships & Families


Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am

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

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


8000 Miami Ave. 513-791-4470 Sunday Worship 9:00 am - Contemporary Service 10:00am Educational Hour 11:00 am - Traditional Service

because it is a nurse practitioner, not a doctor,” he said. In fact, all these Howard retail Ain clinics HEY HOWARD! are staffed by either nurse practitioners or physician assistants. Johnson said they really do provide a valuable service. He not only went to the clinic for himself, he said his wife and child have gone there as well because it’s so convenient. “If you have children and your children get sick at 6 o’clock at night you don’t want to take them to the emergency room because it’s not an emergency. The clinics are typically open 7, 8, 9 o’clock at night, so it creates a convenience thing too for you with your children,” Johnson said. In addition, Johnson said such clinics can be less expensive than going to a doctor’s office. “I looked at the rates online and it says $85. My doctor charges my insurance $140, so I

thought it was going to cost me my $15 co-pay. But it was actually going to save the insurance company some money.” Johnson said his father checked with his insurance company and learned it too specifically excludes payments to such health clinics. But The Little Clinic, which is owned by Kroger, says while some insurance policies don’t cover its services, more than three dozen companies accept it – and that’s just in Cincinnati. It has clinics in several cities around the country. The Little Clinic, which has been in operation since 2000, says 70 percent of its patients have insurance while 30 percent do not. The big thing is, although these health care clinics are meeting an unmet need, you need to check now to see whether or not your insurance plan will cover them. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

Join the Taft Museum of Art for a Cabaret in the Garden event The Taft Museum of Art will present Cabaret in the Garden 6-10 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at the museum, 316 Pike St., downtown. This fundraiser, celebrating the era of the Great American Songbook, its iconic popular songs, and the golden age of songwriting, benefits the educational programs at the museum. Reflecting a period from the 1920s to the 1950s, this time frame also witnessed the Taft Museum of Art’s transition from the home of the city’s most respected family to a museum featuring a distinguished art collection. Inspiration for the upbeat evening can be found in the great standards of American popular music, featuring songwriters such as Richard Whiting, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer and Thelonious Monk. At the gala, pianist Bruce Bowdon will play selections from the Great Songbook days and the Greg Lee Trio will provide music under the stars. Following on the heels of last year’s popular and successful Soiree in the Garden, the Taft will again host about 400 guests to revel in art and music throughout the museum. Partygoers will indulge in era-inspired food and cocktails

against a backdrop of a romantic garden setting. Docents of the Taft Museum, Duncanson Society members, Taft Museum staff, Taft board of directors members, Taft and community volunteers are serving as event chairs and cochairs. The Cabaret in the Garden presenting sponsor is Jerry Ewers and SPACES. Proceeds from this gala support award-winning educational experiences for Greater Cincinnati youth, adults and families. A highlight of the evening will be the opening of the special exhibition Photographic Wonders: American Daguerreotypes from The NelsonAtkins Museum of Art. These early photographs present a candid, touching and sometimes humorous image of life in an earlier era, not unlike the themes found in the pages of the Great American Songbook. In addition, a multichoice raffle and an opportunity to Adopt-aPainting at Taft Museum of Art are available prior to May 16. For full details on Cabaret in the Garden, the raffle and Adopt-a-Painting go to, Events, Cabaret in the Garden; call (513) 3525145 or email



RELIGION Anderson Hills United Methodist Church

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;

Clough United Methodist Church

Tim Breuer cooks bacon Easter morning at Clough United Methodist Church for the traditional breakfast prepared and served by the men of the church. The breakfast includes eggs, pancakes, sausage, and goetta in addition to bacon. THANKS TO IRENE LINTON

Breakfast tradition The men of Clough United Methodist Church prepared and served breakfast for the entire congregation Easter Sunday following a longstanding tradition.

Clough United Methodist Church has changed the time of the second worship service and the time of the POWERXPRESS program for children to 11 a.m. The time for the first service will remain at 9 a.m. 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. Sundays. The program begins at 11 a.m. Children will explore various themes in units that last nine weeks. Each week, children will visit a different station. These stations include art, music, storytelling, games, computer, science, cooking and video. The last, children will revisit the main story for the unit. The first Powerxpress theme will be “Symbols of Holy Week.” There is no cost for the program and preregistration is not necessary. Powerxpress will run at the same time as the worship service each Sunday. The church is at 2010 Wolfangel Road, Anderson Township, 231-4301;

Mount Washington Presbyterian Church

The church has many ways to worship. Morning Glory (blended) is at 9:30 Sunday morning

Mike Ehlers, front right, Chuck Crellin, and Lee Whitley get ready to serve breakfast to Bruce Moon, left, Easter morning at Clough United Methodist Church. THANKS TO

ABOUT RELIGION Religion news is published at no charge on a space-available basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. » E-mail announcements to foresthills@community, with “Religion” in the subject line. » Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. » Mail to: Forest Hills Journal, Attention: Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140.

food plus fresh produce for the SEM Food Pantry’s use in the community. Call the church or visit the church website for more information. The church is at 6474 Beechmont Ave., Mount Washington; 231-2650;

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On the second Saturday of every month, the community is invited to a free dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the church. The dinner is provided and prepared by the members of the church and is served in the church’s fellowship hall. The church is at at 6365 Corbly Road, Mount Washington; 231-3946;

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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; cpuh9rl. The church is continuing its year-long efforts to feed the hungry with continuing contributions of cans/packages of

SonRise Church is announcing the launch of a Celebrate Recovery ministry group. Celebrate Recovery is a Christcentered recovery program based on the Beatitudes addressing many of life’s hurts, hang-ups and habits. Organizers say about one-third of the people attending Celebrate Recovery or “CR” deal with

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Call to receive your free pamphlet today! Ron Woyan (front) and Cliff Linton cook goetta for the Easter breakfast at Clough United Methodist Church. THANKS TO IRENE LINTON

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UC Blue Ash honors distinguished alumni, faculty, staff The University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College is announcing the winners of the 2013 Distinguished Awards. The UC Blue Ash College Distinguished Awards Ceremony, which has become an anticipated annual tradition, was April 12 on the UC Blue Ash campus. The awards recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of the college’s leading alumni, faculty and staff.

Dr. Cady Short-Thompson presents the Distinguished Alumni award to Anderson Township resident Julie Calvert.

Distinguished Alumni Awards

Julie Harrison Calvert (Anderson Township) After helping revive the student government organization at UC Blue Ash, Calvert went on to earn bachelor’s degrees in english and journalism. After starting her career as a newspaper reporter she moved into public relations and today serves as the vice president of communications and strategic development for the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau. Kara Sanders (Wilder) Since graduating from UC Blue Ash College and the University of Cincinnati, Sanders has focused her career on ensuring that her colleagues have access to educational opportunities that help them excel at their jobs. Kara is the craft education coordinator for the Messer Construction Co. and oversees the professional development opportunities for more than 300 employees.

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the foreign languages department and serves on multiple committees at UC Blue Ash, as well as the Faculty Senate and All-University Faculty Parliamentarian for UC. She helps local high schools with the development of foreign language programs and travels with city of Blue Ash leaders to serve as the official interpreter when they visit their sister city of Ilmeneau, Germany.

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Dr. Cenalo Vaz (Blue Ash) Vaz, a professor of Physics at UC Blue Ash, is considered a world-renowned expert in the field of gravitational collapse and black hole radiation. He has

presented his research at international conferences in India, Japan, Germany, and the U.S. Vaz has also written three full-length texts on “Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics” for the upper graduate/graduate level.

Innovative Teaching Award

Sonja Andrus (Sharonville), Ruth Benander (Blue Ash), Bob Murdock (Maineville), Kevin Oberlin (Westwood) and Brenda Refaei (Blue Ash) This team of professors from the English department is leading a project that serves nearly every student at UC Blue Ash. They have collaborated to replace paper portfolios with ePortfolios as the preferred

method of assessment in English Composition. The professors are helping to ensure the project is successful by experimenting with different student support strategies.

Distinguished Teaching Award

Rhonda Pettit (Erlanger) This English professor exhibits a true student-centered focus that seamlessly brings together the three key aspects of academic work – teaching, research and service – to inspire her students and broaden their horizons. Pettit has also authored or edited five books, countless articles on literary criticism, and countless poems, songs and book reviews.

Daphne Percy (Mount Airy) Since becoming an adjunct professor in behavioral sciences in the fall of 2011, Percy has quickly earned the respect of her students and colleagues. Her skills are reflected in comments from students who note that her projects always encourage engagement and her colleagues are impressed with her service and dedication.

Staff Distinguished Service Award

Dale Hofstetter (Eastgate) As the interim director of IT at UC Blue Ash, Dale works with every department on campus. His support from faculty and staff for this award speaks to the positive impression he consistently makes. Recent key projects that Hofstetter has led include the campus-wide email conversion to Outlook, the reconfiguration of the college’s wireless network, and the installation of smart boards in the classroom.

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Drawing contest winners named

The winners of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s annual Teen Drawing Contest were recently announced during an awards reception at the Main Library. Ann Wolf and Erin Fanning from the Anderson Branch Library both won honorable mentions. Wolf was in the ages 15-18 group. Fanning competed in the age 1214 group. Teens were invited to draw a scene or character from a favorite book or movie. First-, second- and third-place winners, along with the 12 honorable mention winners, were selected from two categories, ages 12–14 and ages 15–18. First-, second- and third-place winners from each category received art supplies, award certificate, medal, and a gift card. Honorable mention

Erin Fanning's drawing, "The Farewell Feast" won honorable mention in the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Teen Drawing Contest. Fanning competed out of the Anderson Branch Library. PROVIDED

winners received an award certificate, medal, and a gift card. Firstplace winners in each age category also received a gift certificate to a free community education class at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, which partnered with the library for the contest.

Red Cross Leadership Development Center for youth Area teens can develop their leadership skills this summer at the Leadership Development Center (LDC), an annual program offered by The Cincinnati Area Chapter of the American Red Cross for 120 youth participants at Xavier University July 18 to July 21. LDC is a four-day, three-night leadership conference for teens age 13 to 16 who will enter grades eight to 11 in the fall. Now in its 30th year, LDC 2013 will continue a tradition of introducing participants to new ideas

about leadership, diversity, team-building, communication skills and how they can contribute to the mission of the Red Cross. LDC also gives youth participants an opportunity to get a taste of college life, and to meet new friends from different walks of life. A key feature of the program is that classes and presentations are designed and presented by teen and young adult counselors, who are themselves in high school or college, and graduates of LDC. Lead-

ership games, structured experiences and guest speakers are also on the camp agenda - all selected with a goal of helping youth recognize their leadership potential and encouraging them to act upon it. “The motto for LDC is ‘Youth empowering youth - to lead and to serve,’” said Trish Smitson, CEO of the Cincinnati Area Chapter. “Campers tell us that

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DEATHS Mary C. Cassin

Mary C. Cassin, 88, of Mount Washington died April 28. Survived by children John W. “Jack” Cassin III, Mary Ann (Don) Schenk and Kay Cubberly; grandchildren Eileen (Chris) Epley, John IV (Alison), Anne and Brian Cassin, Mary Beth, Ann Marie and Matthew Cubberly; and great-grandchildren Jackson and Lily Epley. Preceded in death by husband, John W. Cassin Jr.; and parents Frank O’Rourke and Grace Hiller. Services were May 3 at Guardian Angels Church, Cincinnati.

Clarence E. Knopf

Clarence E. Knopf, 90, of Anderson Township died April 27. He was a US Army veteran of World War II. Survived by children Steve (Marlane) and Dennis (Rosann) Knopf; grandchildren Andrew (Emily), Kevin (Rachel) Knopf, Irene (Dave) Hertl and Jennifer (John) Munafo; and greatgrandchild, Claire Hertl. Preceded in death by wife, Marion B. Knopf; and parents Clarence E. Knopf and Anna Holbourn. Services were May 2 at Guardian Angels Church, Cincinnati.

Barbara A. McClure

Barbara A. McClure, 66, of Anderson Township died April 24. Survived by son, Wayne L. (Terri) McClure; and grandchildren Zachary, Rachel, Mersadi and Julia McClure. Preceded in death by parents Charles Kersker and Elsie McDonough; and brother, Charles Kersker Jr. Services were April 29 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.

Shirley June Pennington

Shirley June Pennington, 85, of Milford died April 26. Survived by children Barry Pennington, Daniese (David) Engel and Tammy (Dan) Smith; grandchildren Danyela Morse, Christopher Pennington, Heath-


ABOUT OBITUARIES Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 248-8600 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details. er Engel, Hannah Smith, Lydia Smith and Luke Smith; greatgrandchildren Fallon and Kydon Morse; and siblings Mabel Johnson and Marion Hopper. Preceded in death by husband, Orville Pennington. Services were April 28 at Eastside Christian Church. Memorials to: Christ Church at Mason, 5165 Western Row Road, Mason, OH 45040.

Hazel P. Ramey

Hazel P. Ramey, 94, of Anderson Township died April 28. Survived by daughter, Melody (Roger) Maxwell; sister, Argene Walden; grandchildren Marjorie Perry, Michael (Tina) and Mark Ramey, Jennifer (Ken) Curley, Jason (Dori) Maxwell; and 11 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Rennie Ramey; son, Michael (Peggy) Ramey; parents Manford Petry and Lula Gibson. Services were May 1 at Mt. Washington Baptist Church.

Greg E. Ziegler Jr.

Greg E. Ziegler Jr., 42, of Mount Washington died April 23. Survived by father, Gregory E. Ziegler; siblings Karen (Terry) Bettner and Thomas M. Ziegler; and nieces and nephews Andrew, Callie, Anna, Aaron and Amy. Preceded in death by mother, Dianne C. (nee Rogers) Ziegler. Services were April 27 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.

ANDERSON TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Charles J. Pike, 44, homeless, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, April 10. Juvenile, 17, marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia, April 11. Michael D. Clay, 31, 470 Crestline, drug possession, open container, April 13. Alexander R. Moss, 19, 1600 McCabe Lane, underage consumption, obstruction of official business, April 16. Alexandria Calderon, 31, 1607 Birney Lane, falsification, resisting arrest, drug paraphernalia, April 12. Juvenile, 15, theft, April 14. Juvenile, 14, theft, April 14. John W. Chapman, 64, 4023 Vinings No. 151, violation of protection order, April 13. Suzanne M. Haas, 46, 6684 Edenton Pleasant Plain, theft, April 15.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering Pry marks found on doors at Speedway at Batavia Pike, April 11. Entry made into Wesbanco at Beechmont Avenue, April 14. Criminal damage Eggs thrown at residence at 1743 Robin Way, April 14. Critical missing Adult female reported missing

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 from Anderson Mercy at State Road, April 23. Misuse of credit card Male stated card used with no authorization at 6963 Copper Glow, April 11. Passing bad checks Bad checks issued to Clermont Springs Deli; $575 at Beechmont Avenue, April 13. Theft Merchandise taken from Target; $1,353 at Beechmont Avenue, April 10. I-phone taken from vehicle at Papa John's at 7147 Salem, April 11. Purse taken at Buffalo Wild Wings at Beechmont Avenue, April 15. GPS unit taken from vehicle, and vehicle was scratched at 7925 Beechmont Ave., April 12. Female stated ID used with no

authorization at 7787 Stonehill, April 11. Purse taken at United Methodist Church at Forest Road, April 13. Set of shears taken at Eastern Hills Hair Academy; $100 at Beechmont Avenue, April 11. Two juveniles took clothing from Macy's; $486 at Beechmont Avenue, April 14. Merchandise taken from Staples; $100 at Beechmont Avenue, April 14. A Google tablet was taken at Game Stop at Beechmont Avenue, April 13. Cellphone taken from counter at Macy's at Beechmont Avenue, April 13. Merchandise taken from Target at Beechmont Avenue, April 15. I-pad and case taken from

vehicle at 7560 Forest Ave., April 16. Jewelry taken; $500 at 7057 Bridges Road, April 15.

CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2 Arrests/citations Jill L. Hehn, born 1955, selling liquor to a minor, 5935 Kellogg Ave., April 18. Makhsudjon Mukimov, born 1983, selling liquor to a minor, 6615 Beechmont Ave., April 18. Patricia Robinson, born 1989, theft under $300, 2120 Beechmont Ave., April 22. Gregory Marsh, born 1979, drug abuse, child endangering or neglect, misdemeanor drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking, 2224 Salvador St., April 25. Jasmine Wooten, born 1987, child endangering or neglect, misdemeanor drug possession, permitting drug abuse, possession of drug paraphernalia, 2224 Salvador St., April 25.

Incidents/investigations Burglary 2255 Suffolk St., April 19. 2459 Deerview Court, April 23. 1735 Marquette Ave., April 24. Criminal damaging/endangering 1512 Beth Lane, April 19. 6536 Beechmont Ave., April 24.


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