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Powel Crosley Jr. YMCA Executive Director Cindy Tomaszewski stands by the concept picture of the new outdoor pool taking shape behind her.

YMCA pool construction on target By Heidi Fallon hfallon@communitypress.com

The weather isn’t slowing down construction at the Powel Crosley Jr. YMCA. The new outdoor aquatic complex, made possible by an anonymous donor, is on schedule and Y Executive Director Cindy Tomaszewski said she’s confident it will be completed for a May dedication ceremony. The new Olympic-size pool will replace the outdoor pool built in 1963. “It was here before the building was,” Tomaszewski said. “It’s

and lift that we don’t have now,” Tomaszewski said. There will also be a new kiddie pool with fun water features and two new tennis courts. “The YMCA mission is to put Christian principals into practice with programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all,” Tomaszewski said. “We take the ‘for all’ very seriously and the new pool will help us make that mission possible.” For more information about the YMCA, located at 9601 Winton Road, and its programs, call 521-7112.

Village dining tradition closes By Heidi Fallon hfallon@communitypress.com

After dishing up breakfast, lunch and dinner for nearly three decades, Riley’s Restaurant in Greenhills has closed. Owners Ken and Gloria Riley said the economy and conditions at the Greenhills Shopping Center, specifically maintenance issues, were the main reasons they opted to close. “We want to thank all our customers, but especially the people of Greenhills, for supporting us for so many years,” Ken Riley said in a statement. “We have so many fond memories of our customers and employees that it made this an especially difficult decision.” Riley started his Greenhills restaurant in 1981 after leaving a job with the Frisch’s Corp. At that time, Riley’s Restaurant was

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needed repairs every year and we were at a point, we had to do something.” Along with the estimated 2,200 youngsters who come to the Y for swimming lessons every year, the pool will make a big splash with the Y’s Tiger Shark swim team. “We’ll have a world-class pool that will serve all of our aquatic interests for the next 50 to 60 years,” said Mike Leonard, competitive swimming director. The new pool will also accommodate those with disabilities with a zero-depth entrance. “There will be steps, a ramp

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located a few doors north of its present location in the Greenhills Shopping Center. The Springfield Township couple opened their second restaurant in Springdale in 2007. “Now that the sale of the shopping center is not going to take place, we felt we had no alternative but to close our Greenhills location,” Riley said. “As hard as it was to make this decision, we couldn’t split our time between two restaurants and still have quality family time.” The village’s Community Improvement Corporation plan to buy and fix up the center using $4.5 million in federal stimulus money fell through recently. Greenhills Mayor Fred Murrell said the restaurant’s closing was “a bad thing.” “It’s bad for the village, for the residents, Riley’s employees and for all the people the restaurant

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brought to Greenhills,” Murrell said. He said he considered Riley’s a main anchor business of the shopping center. Murrell said he hoped center owner Sam Huttenbauer Jr. would be aggressive in trying to replace Riley’s with another restaurant. Huttenbauer could not be reached for comment. Among the equipment the couple had to box and move to its Springdale location were the hundreds of cookie jars they collected and displayed. “We’re still unpacking them and will have to have more shelves,” Gloria Riley said of their trademark collection. The couple said gift certificates and meal rewards from the Greenhills location will be honored at the Springdale Riley’s, 11568 Springfield Pike.

North College Hill Council approved two resolutions required to build a new public works garage and salt storage facility, Feb. 16 With a tie between councilmembers, council President Jason Fulmer cast the deciding “yes” vote. Councilman Tom Graves has been ill and was absent from the meeting resulting in the 3-3 tie. Lisa Curtis said she remained opposed to the plan to have an access road to the garage off Kleindale Avenue. Curtis and two other newly elected councilmembers, Pat Hartzel and Renee Stiles, had expressed concerns about the access road’s impact to the residents on the dead-end street, specifically noise and added traffic. Several Kleindale Avenue residents attended a Feb. 1 council meeting after receiving letters from City Administrator Mark Fitzgerald explaining the city’s plan. “I’m not aware of anybody on Kleindale who has expressed opposition to the project,” Fitzgerald said. Public Works Director John Knuf said additional traffic on the street going to and from the garage and gas pumps would be minimal and rare on weekends. Councilmember Maureen Mason said the project “isn’t going to destroy the neighborhood. “I believe we addressed the project with residents and answered their questions,” Mason said. No Kleindale Avenue residents attended the Feb. 16 meeting. Fitzgerald said the driveway will come off an already existing access road that services the adjacent Clovernook Center. “It will be an exclusive entrance for our larger vehicles, like the fire trucks and dump trucks, with other vehicles entering off the existing driveway into what is now the Clovernook Elementary School off Galbraith Road,” he said. The new garage and salt bin will be built in the rear of the school. The city and school district traded land with the city getting the Clovernook school site, which includes the district administration offices. The district got the current site of the public works and salt bin facilities, needed as part of new school construction. Fitzgerald said construction will start when the school district begins its March spring break and must be completed by early July. The two resolutions council approved were to issue $310,000 in bonds and award the contract. Fitzgerald said the facility will cost $262,950 with the balance for the contract with DAG Construction, permits and other contingencies.

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Joey Gerbus uses all his powers of concentration in knitting a scarf.

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Lily Earlywine gives classmate and fellow knit club member Joe Ward a few tips.

Finneytown students knit to help Haiti By Heidi Fallon hfallon@communitypress.com

They wanted to do something to help the people of Haiti, so they grabbed their knitting needles. Fifth- and sixth-graders in the Whitaker Elementary School knit-

ting club came up with the idea to knit scarves to sell at the recent PTA Carnival. Money they make from their efforts will be donated to the Red Cross. “We wanted to knit scarves for Haiti, but it’s a hundred degrees there,” said fifth-grader Kayla

Lennon. “So we decided to sell them here and send the money to Haiti.” Kathy Hubbard, Whitaker Elementary School art teacher, started the after-school knitting club several years ago. It’s grown to 35 students, both

boys and girls. “The idea for raising money for Haiti was really all the students’ idea and they’re really excited about helping,” Hubbard said. “It gave some of the boys the excuse they needed to join the club.” “It’s sort of hard, but it’s only

my second day,” said Joey Gerbus. Students meet after school one day a week to learn and refine their skills. “Students also grab their knitting to do during recess,” Hubbard said. “You’ll see boys and girls on the playground knitting.”

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Clovernook Country Club is looking for caddies. Applicants must be 12 years of age and must be at least in the seventh grade. A sign-up meeting will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 4, in the clubhouse at the country club, 2035 W. Galbraith Road. For information, call 3771591.

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Residents and businesses in Springfield Township are invited to attend the annual State of the Township event Sunday, Feb. 28, at The Grove, 9158 Winton Road. The State of the Township is a community address to recap the achievements of 2009, communicate issues facing the community and announce future plans. Doors will open for registration at 1:45 p.m. The meeting will begin at 2:30 p.m. and a social will follow.

Center needs volunteers

The Winton Woods Riding Center needs volunteers to assist with the Special Riders Program, which provides training and competition opportunities for children and adults with disabilities. The center also is looking for help with barn duties, horse shows and a variety of other tasks. No experience is necessary and training is provided. Interested individuals who are ages 14 or older are invited to attend an annual meeting of volunteers to be held on Saturday, March 6, at noon followed by an informational session at 1 p.m. for volunteers who want to help with the Special Riders Program. This will be followed by a

hands-on training at 2 p.m. in the Riding Center Barn. Participants are asked to dress in barn clothing, appropriate for the weather. The volunteer meeting will be in the lower level of the Hayloft Barn located at 10073 Daly Road. Those interested in volunteering are asked to call the center at 931-3057 or e-mail to wwrc@greatparks.org by Wednesday, March 3.

Magnet art

The Mount Healthy branch library, 7608 Hamilton Ave., has a family craft night Tuesday, March 16. Children ages 5-12 can create magnets with their families. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. Call 369-4469 for more information.

Go in peace

Catholic Social Services is offering a Lighten Up, Let Go and Turn it Over to God program Tuesday, March 2, at St. Bartholomew Parish Center, 9375 Winton Road. It will be from 7-9 p.m. and there is a $15 per person fee. The workshop is designed to provide ways to become more peaceful and satisfied with life. For more information call 241-7745.


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Matthew 25 assessment team leader reports on Haiti By Jeanne Houck jhouck@communitypress.com

Matthew 25: Ministries in Blue Ash dispatched Michael VanHook to Haiti as an assessment team leader a week after the Jan. 12 earthquake. VanHook, 54, of College Hill, is a teacher at Newport High School. He’s no stranger to Haiti; VanHook has been traveling there for the past nine years because of the work the International Sports Alliance, a small non-profit he founded, does in Haiti. Four other Americans accompanied VanHook on his trip to Haiti Jan. 19. They hail from Florida, West Virginia and Texas and, among them, brought skills in as many as three languages, engineering, journalism, entrepeneurship, pastoring a mission and serving as a medical missionary. Three Haitians – one the former chief of police of Port-au-Prince and a presidential body guard – provided transportation and security for the group. VanHook returned to the United States Jan. 27. Here, he tells Community Press reporter Jeanne Houck about his experiences.

What did you find in Haiti? “An enormous amount of human suffering and physical destruction. A people thoroughly terrorized with fear.”

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A Haitian woman surveys the devastation surrounding her. Was it as bad as you had imagined? “It is impossible to perceive how terrible something of this magnitude and nature can be before you experience it. What is

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Students now have several options for after-school tutoring. The Warrior Academic Advisory Council, after discussions with parents and Winton Woods City Schools officials, have found an opportunity for students to receive free tutoring through S.O.A.R. (Strengthen, Overcome, Achieve, Restore) Development Corporation. The non-profit organization is located in Forest Park and offers free tutoring services for middle school students and after-school tutoring for all district students. “We just try to find a way to connect students with free assets,” said Katrina Rugless, a member of the Warrior Academic Advisory Council who’s spearheading the tutoring offer. Rugless said the advisory council had been hearing from district parents that there weren’t enough tutoring opportunities for students. She said the group began looking for ways to help and found S.O.A.R., an organization based out of Word of Deliverance Church, that began in 2000 to offer free tutoring services to

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S.O.A.R. Development Corporation is offering free tutoring to students from 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at the Word of Deliverance Family Life Center, 693 Fresno Road in Forest Park. To sign up, or learn more, contact Tammy Barnett at 858-8571. students in the area. Tammy Barnett, chief operating officer for S.O.A.R. Corporation, said the relationship between S.O.A.R. and the Warrior Academic Advisory Council began in 2009 when the parent group began seeking tutoring opportunities for Winton Woods students. Barnett said students who attend the free tutoring sessions receive help in any subject, as well as test preparation and study skills. She said the program is available for any kindergarten through high school student in the area. The Warrior Academic Advisory Council is currently compiling a list of tutoring programs in the area to help students in the coming months.

New Burlington Elementary has hosted a variety of cultural awareness activities throughout the year as a way to introduce different cultures and promote tolerance. To familiarize her students with their fellow classmates from other countries, third-grade teacher Kathy Hasson held a taste testing of food from around the world. First, she gave an overview of where the countries were located on the map, then held a tasting of foods that are indicative of the region. Here, Mina Younan, originally from Egypt, dips a taquito into a dollop of sour cream. Younan shared an Egyptian dish of potatoes and chicken with classmates.

Churches offer tutoring help to middle school By Rob Dowdy rdowdy@communitypress.com

Winton Woods Middle School students who are falling behind in class are getting a boost from local churches. Several local churches have banded together to create Whiz Kids Unplugged! a tutoring program that will begin at the middle school March 1. Messiah Lutheran is heading the program, with help from Forest Chapel United Methodist Church, Dayspring Church of God and Our Lady of the Rosary

Catholic Church. Winton Woods Middle School Principal Dwight Campbell said the opportunity for student tutoring came about during the recent levy campaigns in the fall and winter. He said when the district was reaching out to the community to provide information on the need to pass the levy, individuals, churches and community groups offered a helping hand. “Within those discussions and meetings there was an outpouring from our churches wanting to help,” Campbell said. Campbell said volunteers will

be coming in during and after school to assist students. Messiah Lutheran Pastor Scott Tessin said there are 45 tutors who have volunteered to help the 47 students at the middle school in need of help. “The whole goal is to make a positive difference in each of their lives,” Tessin said. Campbell said he’s always known the community cared about Winton Woods students, but was pleased when so many people came through to help. “It’s very encouraging,” he said.

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Gwen Roth of the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District recently visited Duvall Elementary to teach students about types of soil, soil layers, how soil is made and how food is related. She brought a soil horizon into classrooms as a visual aid so students could see the various layers. Then students made their own layers and ate dirt. The layers consisted of crushed vanilla cookie wafers, chocolate pudding, sprinkles and a gummy worm. Pictured eating his dirt is Steffan Treadwell.

Winton Woods City Schools has scheduled its possible makeup days in the event more than one more day of school is canceled before summer break. The district has canceled classes four times this year, and has one more calamity day to use before being forced to use makeup days at the end of the school year. Winton Woods Board of Education President Jack Lee said district officials considered last year’s weather issues when scheduling make-up days. “We took great care to make sure the calendar worked out all right,” he said. Last year, due to winter storms and the wind storms that caused property damage and power outages, Winton Woods students attended school during their scheduled spring break. Lee said he doesn’t expect such steps to be taken this year. “I think we’re out of hurricane season,” Lee said. Lee added that the district moved up the start of school this year to allow for more potential school days tacked on to the end of the scheduled school year.

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Students at New Burlington Elementary created a wall of “Hands Across the World” to embrace different cultures and highlight Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of tolerance and acceptance. The hands bore decorations from various cultures, such as flags, pictures and sayings. Here, second-grader Gilbert Hernandez, originally from Mexico, hangs some of the hands with the help of teacher Alicia Modarressi.


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The three Winton Woods High School a cappella groups recently presented a Valentines concert they hope will become an annual event. The all-female group Counterpoint, all-male Harmony and mixed group Evolution each performed. Pictured performing are, from left, Brittany Fields, Michael Spalding, Ifunanya Okwumo, Travis Crenshaw and Keynan Johnson.

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Students learn about the Holocaust caust survivor who lives near New York City. In order to more fully understand his experiences in five different concentration camps during the war, students were able to ask Gotfryd questions that are not addressed in his memoir. Vissing’s McAuley English students have corresponded with him since 1992.

Freshmen in Pam Vissing’s honors level English class at McAuley High School recently heard firsthand testimony about two completely different aspects of the Holocaust. Through a teleconference, students spoke to Bernard Gotfryd, author of “Anton the Dove Fancier,” a Holocaust memoir, after finishing their study of the book. Gotfryd is a Holo-

Later, students heard Carl Nissen speak about his experiences as a child in Germany during World War II and his understanding, as an adolescent, of the Holocaust and all that it involved. Students were fascinated by his memories and appreciative of his willingness to share them. Nissen is the grandfather of freshman Samantha Nissen.

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SPORTS TOURNEY UPDATES

The following information describes who advances in the various tournaments.

Wrestling

The top four individuals in each weight class advanced from sectionals to districts:

Division I Sectional – Elder

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St. Xavier: Marcus Hughes (152), La Salle: Max Byrd (119), 1.

Division I Sectional – Moeller

Mount Healthy: Joe McKinney (171), 4; Joe McKinney (171), 4. Winton Woods: Moges Tsegay (125), 3; Pryde Geh (145), 3; Iel Freeman (171), 1.

Division II Sectional – Goshen

Roger Bacon: Michael Turner (112), 2; Deshawn Shaw (125), 2; Matt Schaffer (145), 1. Finneytown: Will Garner (171), 1; Tyler Hughes (112), 4.

Division III Sectional – ClintonMassie

North College Hill: Yeremiah Hawkins (171), 3;

Swimming/diving

State qualifiers in swimming and diving travel to C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton, OH, for the state championships Feb. 24-27. Districts concluded Saturday, Feb. 20 For Division I boys and girls, the top four individuals in each District Championship swimming race automatically qualified to the state championships. In addition, 11 at-large state qualifiers from across Ohio were selected based on times at districts. The top seven divers from districts also advanced to state in Division I. For Division II boys and girls, the top three individuals in each District Championship swimming race automatically qualified to the state championships. In addition, 11 at-large state qualifiers from across Ohio were selected based on times at districts. The top five boys divers and the top six girls divers at districts also qualified to state in Division II. Here is a list of the local state qualifiers including places and times from the Southwest District Championships for each individual or relay:

Division I girls

50-yard freestyle: 4, Sara Krueger (McAuley), 23.98. 100 freestyle: 9, Sara Krueger (McAuley), 52.89.

Division I boys

50-yard freestyle: 2, Cole Dennis (St. Xavier), 21.50; 6, Max Bierman (St. Xavier), 21.84. 100 freestyle: 4, Cole Dennis (St. Xavier), 47.82. 200 freestyle: 1, Alex Miller (St. Xavier), 1:41.69; 5, Mike Tontillo (St. Xavier), 1:42.85; 8, John Galvin (St. Xavier), 1:45.13. 500 freestyle: 2, Alex Miller (St. Xavier), 4:33.44; 7, Mike Tontillo (St. Xavier), 4:42.01; 8, Robert Lawley (St. Xavier), 4:42.67. 100 backstroke: 2, Ryan Haas (St. Xavier), 52.19; 4, Joey Scherpenberg (La Salle), 53.09; 5, Ian Wooley (St. Xavier), 53.10; 10, Sean Drake (St. Xavier), 53.58. 100 breaststroke: 5, Sam Lipari (St. Xavier), 59.33; 7, Andrew Brower (St. Xavier), 1:00.15; 8, Gabriel Baumgartner (St. Xavier), 1:00.45. 100 butterfly: 3, Ian Wooley (St. Xavier), 51.17; 5, Gabe Rapp (St. Xavier), 51.69; 9, Ryan Haas (St. Xavier), 52.20. 200 individual medley: 3, Sam Lipari (St. Xavier), 1:55.23; 6, Gabriel Baumgartner (St. Xavier), 1:57.37; 7, Sean Drake (St. Xavier), 1:57.90; 9, Ben Schneider (La Salle), 1:58.40); 11, Matthew Montague (St. Xavier), 1:59.07. 200 freestyle relay: 2, St. Xavier, 1:27.24. 400 freestyle relay: 1, St. Xavier, 3:10.58. 200 medley relay: 2, St. Xavier, 1:36.28; 7, La Salle, 1:39.52. One-meter diving: Results were unavailable before Community Press deadlines.

Division II girls

One-meter diving: 6, Morgan Danyi (Finneytown), 223.60.

Division II boys

100 freestyle: 8, Kyle Brauning (Roger Bacon), 48.72. 200 freestyle: 9, Kyle Brauning (Roger Bacon), 1:46.62.

Girls’ basketball

• No. 12 McAuley defeated No. 20 Milford in the sectional tournament 52-38 behind 14 points from Becca Jones. McAuley advances to play No. 2 Princeton on Feb. 27 at 1 p.m. at Kings. Princeton is coming off a 5227 win over Little Miami.

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Make it 3 straight for NCH wrestling By Tony Meale tmeale@communitypress.com

Despite filling only 11 of 14 weight classes, the North College Hill High School wrestling team found a way to win. The Trojans won the Miami Valley Conference Championships, which were Feb. 13 at Summit Country Day. It was their third straight league title. “My guys were feeling pretty disappointed and a little betrayed during the week; (they were) worried that we may not be able to repeat as conference champions because a few guys – whom we considered some of our better wrestlers – quit on the team,” NCH head coach Tim Sies said. “At our last practice before the league meet, I told the team that we have worked too hard for to let the championship slip away – no matter who we were missing. It speaks a lot to the determination and resiliency of this team to fight back and not give up.” The Trojans, which totaled 234.5 team points, held off second-place Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (197). Rounding out the MVC standings were SCD (90.5), Cincinnati Country Day (71), Lockland (46) and Clark Montessori (13). “CHCA had more weights filled than we did,” Sies said. “So I told my guys that if they wanted to win, we had to dominate on the mat.” And they did. North College Hill lost just four matches all day. Eight Trojans won their respective weight classes; among them were Naaman Coleman (103), Mikiel Kendall (112), Nemuel Bonner (119), Will Merritt

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Nemuel Bonner (top) wrestles with valor for his North College Hill Trojans at the 40th Madeira Wrestling Invitational. Cody Gableman of New Richmond is defending. (125), Amari Bryant (135), Everette Howard (152), Tommy Fatora (160) and Yeremiah Hawkins (171) Howard was named MVC Wrestler of the Year, while Hawkins leads the team with a 31-4 record. “Nemuel, Will, Everette, and Yeremiah are four of our best and I – not to mention the rest of the team – expected them to win individual championships,” said Sies, who was named MVC Coach of the Year for the third straight season. “(But) Mikiel, Amari, and Tommy really impressed me with their performances. I expected them to do well, but they came through big and won gold.” Sies was particularly elated for Fatora. “I’m especially happy for Tommy,” Sies said. “He’s a senior, and this is his first individual league championship. I’m happy he gets to go out on top. He deserves it.”

Finishing second for the Trojans were Michael Curry (140) and Victor Lane (285), while Carvonne Stafford (189) placed third. The conference championship capped another impressive regular season for NCH. The Trojans went 6-0 in dual meets this year – earning wins over CCD, Indian Hill, CHCA, Mount Healthy, SCD and Woodward – and

placed high in several invitationals. They won the CCD Invitational and finished second at Deer Park, fourth at Williamsburg and Lockland, eighth at Reading and ninth at Madeira. NCH opened the postseason with sectionals at Clinton-Massie Feb. 19-20. The Trojans contended with 21 other teams at sectionals, almost double the

number of teams they faced last year. The southwest area used to have two sectionals – one at ClintonMassie and one at Blanchester – but this year the Ohio High School Athletic Association elected to combine them. The Trojans finished 10th as a team, with Yeremiah Hawkins (171) being NCH’s lone districtqualifier; he finished third in his weight class, as the top four finishers advance to the district tournament at Kettering Fairmont Feb. 2627.

Other teams perform at league meets • Finneytown (17) finished last at the Cincinnati Hills League Championships. Reading (242) and Madeira (182) finished first and second, respectively. • Mount Healthy (117) finished fourth at the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Scarlet division championship. Ross (190) and Edgewood (141.5) finished first and second,

respectively. Leading the Fighting Owls were Keonte Williams (145) and Joe McKinney (171), both of whom placed second in their respective weight classes. • St. Xavier (83) and Roger Bacon (35) finished fifth and 10th, respectively, at the Greater Catholic League Championships. Moeller (259.5) and Elder (258.5) finished first and

second, respectively. Greg Versteeg led the Bombers with a second-place finish in the 160-pound division. • Winton Woods (42.5) finished last at the FAVCBuckeye Championship. Harrison (239) won for the fifth straight year, while Loveland (145) finished second. Iel Freeman led the Warriors with a second-place finish in the 171-pound division.

Going stag

Mick Cronin, on left, Roger Bacon 1957 graduate Walt Roeckers, and Chris Mack hang out at the recent Roger Bacon Sports Stag. The 40th Annual Roger Bacon Sports Stag was a success with more than 600 men in attendance. The evening included a delicious dinner provided by LaRosa’s and 1948 Roger Bacon graduate Buddy LaRosa. PROVIDED

Sectional tourney begins for boys’ hoops Varsity boys’ basketball teams across Ohio begin the quest for postseason titles with a series of sectional games during opening rounds. Local coaches seeded the teams and set brackets Sunday, Feb. 14. All records listed below were accurate through the tournament draw. Here’s a look at the start of the sectional tournament schedule for the local boys:

Division I – University of Cincinnati

No. 9 Aiken (11-7) opens with a sectional semifinal game against the win-

ner of No. 26 Hamilton (512) vs. No. 28 Sycamore (4-13) at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 3.

Division I – Lakota West/Cintas Center 1

No. 4 Winton Woods (16-2) opens with a sectional semi-final game against No. 31 Hughes Center (3-15) at the Cintas Center at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27. No. 10 St. Xavier (1010) opens with a sectional semi-final game against the winner of No. 23 Kings (712) vs. No. 19 Anderson

(9-11) at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27. No. 1 La Salle (17-2) opens with a first-round game against No. 33 Talawanda (3-16) at Lakota West High School at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22. If victorious, La Salle advances to play No. 34 Amelia (1-18) during the sectional semi-finals at Xavier University at 8:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26.

Division I – Lakota West/Cintas Center 2

No. 21 Mount Healthy (10-10) opens with a firstround game against No. 15

Milford (11-8) at Lakota West High School at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24. If victorious, Mount Healthy advances to play No. 14 Mason (9-10) during the sectional semi-finals at the Cintas Center at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 2.

Division II Mason

No. 1 Roger Bacon (155) opens with a first-round game against No. 12 New Richmond (4-14) at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22. If victorious, Roger Bacon advances to play No. 13 Batavia (316) during the sectional semi-finals at 6 p.m. Monday, March 1.

No. 4 North College Hill (12-5) opens with a sectional semi-final game against the winner of No. 8 Norwood (6-12) vs. No. 10 Taylor (7-13) at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 1. No. 11 Finneytown (515) opens with a first-round game against No. 3 BethelTate (20-0) at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24. If victorious, Finneytown advances to play the winner of No. 5 Goshen (14-5) vs. No. 7 McNicholas (7-12) during the sectional semifinals at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 3.


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Lancers head to sectionals as top seed

La Salle, Moeller split GCL South title By Anthony Amorini aamorini@communitypress.com

La Salle High School’s boys’ basketball team captured a conference championship to complement its No. 1 seed in Cincinnati’s Division I sectionals with a title-clinching victory over St. Xavier, 71-52. La Salle improved to 172 overall including an 8-2 record in Greater Catholic League play with its win over St. Xavier during the Lancers’ regular season finale Friday, Feb. 19. For the second-consecutive season, Moeller (15-4, 8-2) and La Salle finished

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as co-champions of the GCL South Division. Now the Lancers turn their attention to the postseason as La Salle appears to be on a collision course to face No. 13 Glen Este (15-4) during the Division I Sectional Championship finals at Xavier University’s Cintas Center at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 5. “The draw went pretty well for us,” La Salle head coach Dan Fleming said. “We played a tough schedule and have been beating ranked teams all year. We FILE PHOTO were hoping for the No. 1 Winton Woods’ Allen Payne and LaSalle’s Brandon Neel take position under the seed but you never know.” hoop to battle for a rebound Feb. 2 during the Lancers’ one-point win over the Princeton (15-4) was named the No. 2 seed with Warriors, 56-55. Moeller slotted as the No. 3 draw. son home game Jan. 8, La seed. Key wins over Moeller Salle avenged the loss with La Salle opened sectional and Winton Woods, the No. a road win Jan. 29 over the play with a game against 4 seed in Division I, bol- Crusaders, 60-49. No. 33 Talawanda (10-7) stered La Salle’s confidence La Salle shot 60.6-perafter Community Press late in the season, Fleming cent from the field against deadlines Monday, Feb. 22. said. Moeller as a quartet of If victorious, La Salle After losing to Moeller, Lancers scored 10 points or advances to the sectional 49-47, during an early-sea- more including 16 points semi-finals to face No. 34 Amelia (1-18) at the Cintas Lancers net GCL title Center at 8:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26. However, head coach The Lancers’ balanced “We picked our spot and attack netted a Greater Dan Fleming wouldn’t have it some of the other teams Catholic League South Divi- any other way. went in other directions,” “Our individual numbers sion title for La Salle’s boys Fleming said. though it also kept individu- aren’t great because six or The top 12 seeds in the als from reaching the top of seven guys contribute every Division I sectionals steered Cincinnati’s statistical night. We really are a team clear of La Salle’s bracket and it’s just been a total tables. during the tournament

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LaSalle’s Matthew Woeste drives to the hoop against Winton Woods during the Lancers’ one-point win Feb. 2 over the Warriors, 56-55. lot of games by a lot of points,” Fleming said. “We didn’t score in the last three minutes but we got some big stops. “We will have to play when the game is on the line in the tournament so that was good for us,” Dan added.

with balanced attack group effort this year,” Fleming happily reported. Here’s a look at the Lancers’ statistical leaders: • Brandon Neel, junior forward – 14.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.6 steals a game

• Ryan Fleming, junior guard – 9.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.9 steals a game • Josh Lemons, sophomore guard – 9.5 points, 2.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.4 steals a game

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from junior Ryan Fleming, 15 points from junior Brandon Neel and 10 points each from sophomore Josh Lemons and junior Trey Casey. “We needed to make shots when the game was on the line at Moeller and we did that. It was a pretty nice victory for us,” Dan said. La Salle played its only one-point game of the season Feb. 2 against Winton Woods as the Lancers outlasted the Warriors, 56-55. After winning its games by an average of 17 points a contest, the coach was happy to see his Lancers battle during a close game against a quality opponent, he said of the one-point win. Neel led La Salle with 20 points against Winton Woods as Lemons contributed 13 points. “It was really something we needed after winning a

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ball team to its first league championship in 10 years this winter. CCD clinched its first league title in a decade after a win Thursday, Feb. 11, over its rivals from Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, 43-40, vaulted the Indians to the top of the Miami Valley Conference Scarlet Division standings. The Lady Indians improved to 17-2 with the win and finished at 12-1 in the MVC. CHCA dropped to 14-5 including an 11-2 record in the MVC while taking second place in the Scarlet Division behind CCD. “The fans were rushing the floor and it was just great,” CCD head coach John Snell said of Lady Indian’s title-clinching win over CHCA. “All the hard work we put in finally paid off.” CHCA bested CCD by a 20-point margin, 53-33, when the rivals met early in the season Jan. 9. It was CCD’s second consecutive loss after the girls fell Jan. 7 to Finneytown, 57-53. However, CCD hasn’t lost a game since standing at 62 and Snell aims to keep it that way, he said. “We prepared a lot better for (the second game against CHCA) and the girls were determined to win,” Snell said. “Since we hadn’t won (a league title) in 10 years, it was absolutely an inspiration. “I think the difference was our team defense,” Snell said of CCD avenging its loss to CHCA.

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Cincinnati Country Day's Ricci Snell has a little fun at practice Thursday, Feb. 18, the day after the Lady Indians won its Division IV sectional tournament opener Feb. 17 over Xenia Christian, 65-10. CCD is the No. 1 seed in Cincinnati’s Division IV Sectional Championships. Finneytown is the No. 3 seed in Division II with CHCA slotted as the No. 2 seed in Division III. “I am optimistic about the tournament. The girls have a confidence about them right now and especially after beating CHCA,” Snell said. “I think we will be able to make a good tournament run.” Snell was fairly happy with CCD’s tournament draw though he noted Miami Valley, the No. 2 seed in Division IV at 15-3, chose to play in the Lady Indians’ bracket, he said. “The two seed came down into our bracket and Williamsburg is in there too. I think it’s going to be tough. It won’t be a cakewalk, that’s for sure,” Snell said of sectionals.

No. 1 CCD opened sectionals with a first-round victory Wednesday, Feb. 17, over No. 14 Xenia Christian, 65-10. CCD advances to the sectional semi-finals to face No. 13 Felicity-Franklin (017) at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25. All of CCD’s sectional games will take place at Lemon Monroe High School. The sectional finals are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, with potential opponents including No. 2 Miami Valley and No. 4 Williamsburg (10-8). For Snell, a nine-point win Jan. 29 over the 12-8 team from Seven Hills, 5849, showed the head coach his Indians were ready for tournament play, he said. Seven Hills is the No. 3 seed in the Division IV sectionals though CCD won’t face the Lady Stingers until

Cincinnati Country Day’s girls’ basketball snapped a 10year league title drought this winter as the girls took first place in the Miami Valley Conference Scarlet Division. Finishing at 17-2 overall, the Indians were 12-1 in the MVC and concluded the season with an 11-game win streak. Here’s a quick look at CCD’s statistical standouts: • Mariah Reed, senior forward (Cheviot) – Leads team with 11.9 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.7 steals a game. • Nichole Lowe, senior guard (Milford) – Leads team with 4.5 steals, 3.0 assists a game. Also averaging 9.2 points a game. • Ricci Snell, sophomore guard (Forest Park) – Leads team with 13 blocks. Also averaging 11.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.8 steals a game. • Cassie Sachs, freshman forward (Delhi) – Averaging 6.5 points, 6.1 rebounds a game with 22 steals and 10 blocks at least the district round. “I think we really hit our stride in the Seven Hills’ game and the momentum has been building ever since then,” Snell said. “It’s good to see we are peaking and playing well right now.” A trio of seniors conclude their careers with CCD this winter including Indian Hill resident Xanni Brown, Milford resident Nichole Lowe and Cheviot resident Mariah Reed.

SIDELINES Spring sports signups

Olympian Club is still taking signups for its spring sports baseball, softball and soccer. Call 825-1835 for more information. The Olympian Club is located at 10054 Pippin Road. • Colerain Athletic Association is

conducting spring sports signups from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.., Saturday, Feb. 20, at Our Lady of Grace Gym, 2940 W. Galbraith Road. Sports being offered are T-ball, coach pitch, baseball and girls’ softball. Contact Mike Kyle 729-0819 or email CAA2007@fuse.net.

Baseball tryouts

A well-financed 13U baseball team is looking for two players who are committed to playing at an elite level. All expenses are paid plus travel money. Professional training is

also available. The team is based in Cincinnati but has players from various areas. No dads are on coaching staff. To schedule a tryout, call Rick at 205-9841 or e-mail foxrac@fuse.net.


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BRIEFLY This week in basketball

• Winton Woods High School boys beat Loveland High School 76-55, Feb. 12. Winton Woods’ top-scorer was Dominique Brown with 22 points. • La Salle High School boys beat Badin 64-44, Feb. 12. La Salle’s top-scorer was Brandon Neel with 14 points. • Mt. Healthy High School boys beat Northwest High School 64-53, Feb. 12. Mt. Healthy’s top-scorer was Derrick Floyd with 15 points, including one three-pointer. Northwest’s top-scorer was Melvin Hunter with 13 points, including three 3-pointers. • St. Xavier High School boys beat Chaminade-Julienne 60-48, Feb. 12. St. Xavier’s top-scorer was Luke Massa with 26 points, including six three-pointers. • North College Hill High School boys beat Lockland High School 80-74, Feb. 12. NCH’s top-scorer was Jalean Lowe with 22 points, including two three-pointers. • Aiken High School boys beat Woodward 87-58, Feb. 12. Aiken’s top-scorer was Aaron Thomas with 29 points, including one three-pointer. • Indian Hill High School girls beat Finneytown High School 59-43, Feb. 12. Finneytown’s top-scorer was Inez Stewart with 16 points. • Ursuline Academy girls beat McAuley High School 52-44, Feb. 12. McAuley’s top-scorer was Jenny Burgoyne with 25 points, including one three-pointer. Finneytown’s top-scorer was Ameche Okafor with 25 points. • Aiken High School boys beat Withrow High School 6159, Feb. 13. Aiken’s top-scorer was Nick McCoy with 22 points, including two threepointers. • Winton Woods High School girls beat Glen Este High School 53-40, Feb. 13. Winton Woods’ top-scorer was Shaqueia Stokes with 18 points.

• McAuley High School girls beat Badin High School 58-52, Feb. 13. McAuley’s top-scorer was Danielle Kelsey with 10 points, including two three-pointers. • Roger Bacon High School girls beat Woodward 58-49, Feb. 13. Roger’s topscorer was Iman Ronney with 30 points. • Aiken High School girls beat Western Hills High School 48-40, Feb. 13. Aiken’s top-scorers were Sheyante Robinson, Yacobayah Cooper and Eshyra Gooden with 10 points each, including one three-pointer from Cooper. • Roger Bacon High School boys beat Moeller High School 60-51, Feb. 16. Roger Bacon’s top-scorer was Jorian Hudson with 15 points, including one threepointer. • Wyoming girls beat Finneytown High School 5641, Feb. 16. Finneytown’s topscorer was Inez Stewart with 12 points. • Mt. Healthy boys beat Ross High School 41-33 in overtime, Feb. 17. Mt. Healthy’s top-scorer was Matt Birch with 19 points. • Aiken High School boys beat St. Xavier High School 66-58, Feb. 17. Aiken’s topscorer was Nick McCoy with 25 points, including one three-pointer. St. Xavier’s topscorer was David Niehaus with 14 points, including four three-pointers. • Roger Bacon boys beat Fenwick 58-57, Feb. 17. Roger Bacon’s top-scorer was Paul Byrd with 13 points.

This week in bowling

• St. Xavier High School boys beat Mason High School 2,789-2,578, Feb. 12. St. Xavier’s Bryan Eltzroth bowled a 466, and Thomas E. Kathman Jr. bowled a 405. St. X advances to 14-2 with the win. • Sycamore High School boys beat North College Hill High School 2,757-1,895, Feb. 13. NCH’s Bradley bowled a

299. • Sycamore girls beat North College Hill 1,9001,492, Feb. 13. NCH’s Thomas bowled a 293. • La Salle High School boys beat St. Xavier High School 2,941-2,848, Feb. 17. La Salle’s Joe Kramer bowled a 455. St. Xavier’s Chris Weber and David Weiskittel both bowled a 472. La Salle advances to 13-5 with the win. • Mt. Healthy boys beat Loveland High School 2,3181,278, Feb. 17. Mt. Healthy’s Chris Bedinghaus bowled a 403. Mt. Healthy advances to 7-11 with the win. • Mt. Healthy girls beat Loveland 1,928-1,893, Feb. 17. Mt. Healthy’s Nevoteni Daniels bowled a 370. Mt. Healthy advances to 9-8 with the win.

This week in wrestling

• Winton Woods High School finished sixth in the FAVC Buckeye Championship, Feb. 13. Winton Woods’ Iel Freeman beat Loveland’s Knabe. • Northwest High School came in third with a score of 127 in the FAVC Scarlet Championship, Feb. 13. Mt. Healthy High School finished fourth with a 117. In the finals, Mt. Healthy’s McKinney pinned Norwood’s Dornette in 2 minutes, 51 seconds. • St. Xavier High School finished fifth with a score of 83 in the GCL Championship, Feb. 13. La Salle High School finished sixth with a 77.5. Roger Bacon High School finished 10th with a 35. • Finneytown High School finished eighth with a score of 17 in the CHL Championship, Feb. 13. • North College Hill High School finished in first place at the Miami Valley Conference Meet, Feb. 18, with a score of 234.5. NCH’s individual champions were Naaman Coleman, Mikiel Kendall, Nemuel Bonner, William Merrit, Amari Bryant, Everette

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Taking control

La Salle High School sophomore Max Byrd, right, takes control of Elder senior David Glatt during the Division I Wrestling Sectionals at Elder Feb. 20. Byrd, who entered the tournament 31-7 and seeded No. 1 in his weight class, beat Glatt by pinfall. He won first place in his weight class after pinning Alex Greico of Oak Hills in the 119pound final match and moves on to the district tournament. Howard, Thomas Fatora and Yeremiah Hawkins. Howard was named Wrestler of the Year, and NCH coach Tim Sies was named Coach of the Year.

This week in swimming

• In the Fred Cooper District Invitational at Sycamore, Feb. 17, Mercy won the 200meter freestyle relay in 1:51.65. Mercy’s Meghan Pope won the 100-meter freestyle in 58.03, and the 100-meter backstroke in 1:05.52. Pope was also named Swimmer of the Meet. • In the Fred Cooper Memorial District Invitational at Sycamore, Feb. 17, St. Xavier won the 200-meter medley relay in 1:46.23, the 200-meter freestyle relay in 1:36 and the 400-meter freestyle relay in 3:28.67. St. X’s David Franke won the 200-meter freestyle in 1:50.27, Dennis won the 200meter individual medley in 2:06.79, Robin Hessler won the 50-meter freestyle in 23.72, McHenry won the 100meter flystroke in 57.59, Franke won the 100-meter

freestyle in 50:34, Wohleber won the 500-meter freestyle in 5:14.47, Roth won the 100meter backstroke in 1:00.45 and Hudak won the 100meter breaststroke in 1:05.72. St. X’s Franke was named Swimmer of the Meet.

Hall rescheduled

St. Xavier High School’s 26th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Evening, postponed by inclement weather, has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 13. Chris Mack (‘88) – a St. X Hall of Famer and the men’s basketball coach at Xavier University – remains the featured speaker, while WCPO Channel 9 sports anchor John Popovich will serve as emcee. The event includes cocktails at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and the induction program at 8 p.m. St. X will welcome four new members - former cross country coach and current faculty member Larry Merkel, football star Tom Niehaus (‘55), team chaplain Fr. Ed Pigott S.J (‘55) and long-time former coach Howard Tolbert.

Reservations for the originally scheduled event will be honored and tickets will be available for those who could not make the original date. VIP tickets are available for $85 each; general admission tickets are $50 each. For more information or a ticket order form, please call Joe Molony in the St. X athletic department at 761-7815, ext. 508.

All-American.

Thirteen Greater Cincinnati high school boys’ and girls’ basketball players are nominated for the 2010 McDonald’s All American High School Basketball teams. Among those players are Aiken High School student Kenny Knight and Winton Woods High School student Allen Payne. None of the Cincinnati athletes made the final team. The 2010 McDonald’s All American High School Basketball Games will be played March 31 at Value City Arena in Columbus.

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Removing roadblocks quick path to health care reform As health reform debate rages on, this much is clear: everyone wins with a forthright health system. As if the federal health care reform issue wasn’t complex enough, the election of Massachusetts’ Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate has further complicated the political spectrum on the issue. As Washington continues to mold the shape of health care reform, there are many health care professionals, clinical and non-clinical, who believe an effective compromise can be reached. I believe a health care system can exist in which doctors, patients and insurance companies all benefit. With patient health as all parties’ primary concern, one would consider this achievable, but today, too many contingencies within the system prevent proper

CH@TROOM Last week’s question: Do you plan to fill out your Census form? Why or why not? “I do plan to participate in the coming Census. Right now, I see no reason not to be counted, unless I find questions too intrusive. Then I would think twice.” L.B. “Of course I will fill out my Census form. I don't see any reason not to.” P.F. “Yes, I consider it un-American not to fill out the form. One must remember that taking a Census goes back to the time of Jesus. His parents were traveling so they could be counted as required by the law of the day.” L.S.

care. Instead of acting as facilitators to better health, health insurance practices often unwittingly inhibit the abiliDr. Rajbir ty of medical Minhas professionals to the care Community deliver necessary to Press guest keep Americans columnist healthy. Several practices, though intended to minimize health risks and patient and insurer costs, prevent the wellbeing of Americans. These include the need for prior authorization for access to certain medications and limiting access to ritual procedures. It is well established that all generic medications do not have the same efficacy as the branded

products. The ineffectiveness of a treatment regimen may ultimately lead to higher medical costs with patients seeking more frequent doctor visits or emergency room visits or ending up with unnecessary interventional procedures to control their symptoms. All of these unnecessary measures can be avoided if the treating physician can effectively tailor an individual treatment plan based on his/her medical knowledge and experience and the patient’s history. The goal for all health care professionals both clinical and non-clinical should be to provide the best clinical care, spending the fewest health care dollars. Shortsightedness in saving costs upfront can lead to higher expenditures in the long run. For example, a policy called “prior authorization” requires approval from a patient’s insurance company to dispense a specific prescription. Similarly, thera-

peutic substitution occurs when pharmacies dispense a generic or alternative drug to patients as directed by insurance companies. Valuable energy and resources are squandered on administrative matters surrounding these denialof-care protocols that have little to do with real medical management and patient education. More importantly, the doctorpatient relationship is seriously affected by these practices. Patients cannot trust or have confidence in their physician if they feel cheated out of receiving quality care. Though certain insurance practices can be more affordable for patients and insurance companies, they can also restrict access to quality care. It’s far easier and more cost effective to treat and manage a condition when addressed correctly from its beginning stages, rather than let it worsen throughout a series of

missteps. Patients should be allotted comprehensive health plans, up front, that address the entire spectrum of personalized needs. What patients experience now is piecemeal treatment with a collective design. This flawed system tolerates a “trial-and-error” methodology to health care. The ideal health plan is based on ease of access, administration and medical oversight, with the ultimate goal of safeguarding and managing patient health. Medical professionals and insurance companies need to work together to forego obstacles to treatment. Recognizing that, in the long run, less time and money will be wasted on fruitless treatments will hopefully jumpstart a revolution in U.S. health care. Dr. Rajbir Minhas lives in Loveland.

Mentoring can make changes in children’s lives From the seat I occupy every day I have a window to the future of Greater Cincinnati’s children. I see children who want to do well in school and who want to stay out of trouble. I see parents who want to help their children and are willing to reach out for that help. And I see a community that demands answers to some of our greatest juvenile concerns. As president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati I see the ways mentoring changes lives every day. The changes can be big or small, but the difference they make in a child’s life is a lasting one. January is National Mentoring Month, and for the children we serve mentoring is a lifeline, leading them to success in school and

in life. I received a letter recently from one of the “Little Sisters” in our program. L i n d s a y came to us needing a posiKathy List tive adult role Community model and was with Press guest matched Candace. columnist Take a moment to read about their journey over the past year and a half. Big Brothers Big Sisters, I want to thank you for running such a great program. My Big Sister has made such a great change in my life. We’ve laughed together, cried together & prayed together. I’ve built such a great

bond with her in the past year and a half. I don’t know what I’d do without her at times. She has helped me through a lot and I thank God for her every day. When I turn 18 I hope to get a Little Sister and give her the world just like mine does for me. Without your program, I don’t know where I’d be right now because my Big Sister has helped me better myself since day one. So I want to thank everyone for having such kind hearts to help kids that need to be loved. Your program is so wonderful and probably helps many kids in ways you can’t imagine. I also want to say I love you Candace and thank you for being so good to me. Sincerely, Lindsay. Lindsay’s story is not unique. She speaks for the more than 1,500 children who are fortunate

to have a Big Brother or Big Sister through this program. Consider this: 99 percent of the children involved with Big BBs of Greater Cincinnati are in school, not involved in drug or alcohol abuse and not involved in the juvenile justice system. Mentoring works. There are many local agencies that offer opportunities to mentor children. Isn’t it worth an hour of your time, once a week, to be part of the solution? Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati is a United Way agency, serving 11 Tristate counties. For information, call 513-4214120. www.bigsforkids.org. Kathy List is president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati.

“Absolutely! It is everyone’s obligation to fill out their Census form because it has a large importance in redistributing the U.S. House seats every 10 years. So stand up and be counted. Otherwise, if you can't do this then you should not be allowed to vote or open your mouth.” L.D. “Yes, because I think the information has many beneficial and important uses. Some scream ‘invasion of privacy’ but they are probably the same ones who would complain the loudest if they were ‘shorted’ on any benefits coming as a result of the official count.” B.N. “Yes, it is the law. It is the right thing to do.” D.

About Ch@troom This week’s question: Are you pleased with the way your public works crews have responded during the February snows? What could they have done better? Every week The Hilltop Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answer to hilltoppress@communitypress.com with Chatroom in the subject line.

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Static electricity keeps a balloon stuck to the hand of Winton Woods Elementary School third-grader Jacob Ketteman during a demonstration by Mad Science instructor “Seismic Steve” Hackmann. Students at the school have the opportunity to take Mad Science enrichment classes including “Super Sticky Stuff,” “Slime Time,” “Chem in a Flash” and “Glow Show.” Watching is student Bo Vera-Philpot.

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Jasmyn Fears, 6, left, helps Lisa Shafor-Frolicher, community center director at the Lincoln Community Center, make decorations to adorn drop-off boxes for the Beanies for Baghdad program being launched at all the Cincinnati Recreation Commission’s community centers.

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KeAndrae Spencer, 10, cuts out photographs of soldiers giving toys to children in Baghdad. The photographs were used to decorate drop-off boxes for the Beanies for Baghdad program, which has donation boxes set up at all Cincinnati Recreation Commission community centers. adults Bocklett works with through the commission’s therapeutic division, and assembled 36 Beanies for Baghdad drop boxes. The drop boxes are located at every Cincinnati Recreation Commission community center, the commission’s main office downtown and at Brentwood Bowling Alley. Collection of Beanie Babies, stuffed animals, Matchbox cars, school supplies, balls and other toys started Monday, Feb. 1. “I already have two bags filled with donations in my office,” Bocklett said. She said the collection drive will run as long as necessary. “I love being involved with my participants, and to be able to share in an experience that helps other children at the same time makes me enjoy it even more,” she said. Visit www.cincyrec.org for a list of community centers and addresses. Those who want to make monetary donations to help pay for postage and handling to ship the toys can send checks made payable to Cincinnati Recreation Foundation to Cincinnati Recreation Foundation, TR – Beanies for Baghdad, 805 Central Ave. Suite 800, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

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Lisa Shafor-Frolicher and Dawn Bocklett are giving the children they serve an opportunity to help less fortunate children halfway across the globe. Frolicher, a former community center director at Dunham Recreation Center who now works at the Lincoln Community Center, and Bocklett, an inclusion specialist with the Cincinnati Recreation Commission, have organized a Beanies for Baghdad program for the recreation commission. “Growing up I always did service projects. It was something my parents instilled in me,” Frolicher said. “I think it’s important to show the kids what it means to give back and help others.” She said Beanies to Baghdad was started seven years ago by a woman who had a son serving in Iraq. The organization collects Beanie Babies, school supplies, stuffed animals and other toys, and sends them overseas to the troops, who then pass them out to children in war-torn countries. The program only sent Beanie Babies and toys to soldiers in Baghdad initially, but now it is also sending toys to soldiers who pass them out to brighten the lives of children in Afghanistan and Kosovo as well. “It’s not just in Baghdad anymore,” Frolicher said. She said she read about the organization in a magazine while waiting in her doctor’s office. She talked to Bocklett about the program and the two of them decided it would be an excellent service project for the recreation commission to be involved with. “We asked our supervisors and they said, ‘Yes, it sounds like a great thing to do,’” Frolicher said. The duo recently enlisted the help of several children from the Lincoln center, as well as a few of the disabled

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Half Pint Library Book Drive. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Half Price Books, 9720 Colerain Ave. Collection and distribution of children’s books for families and children in need through local non-profit and community organizations. 385-4100. Colerain Township.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Royal Rounds, 2-4 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road. Phase III-V round dance club for experienced dancers. Ballroom figures: waltz, two-step, cha cha, rumba, tango and bolero. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 9292427. Greenhills.

DANCE CLASSES

Line Dance Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road. Dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smoothsoled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. Springfield Township. Waltz and Two-Step Dance Classes, 7-10 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road. Wear comfortable and casual attire and smooth-soled shoes for dancing. No prior dance experience is necessary. Free. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; www.sonkysdf.com. Springfield Township.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Restore the Core, 6:30-7:30 p.m., New Hope Community Church, 3707 Edgewood Drive. Get ready for summer and bathing suit season. First class is free. $10. Presented by StrollerFit Inc. 205-9772; www.strollerfit.com. Green Township.

RELIGIOUS - COMMUNITY

Forgiveness: the Gateway to Peace Workshop, 7-9 p.m., Corpus Christi Church, 2014 Springdale Road. Learn about process of forgiveness, getting beyond hurt and moving forward with life. $15. Presented by Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio. 2417745; www.catholiccharitiesswo.org. New Burlington. F R I D A Y, F E B . 2 6

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Half Pint Library Book Drive. 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Half Price Books, 385-4100. Colerain Township.

FOOD & DRINK

Wine Tasting, 5-8 p.m., Piazza Discepoli Wine Merchants & Wine Bar, 5872 Cheviot Road. Includes light hors d’oeuvres. $10. 9231300; www.piazzadiscepoli.com. White Oak. Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 513, 7947 Hamilton Ave. Cod, catfish, shrimp, crab cakes, steak and chicken sandwiches, fries, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw and cupcakes. 729-0061. Mount Healthy. Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., Pleasant Run Presbyterian Church, 11565 Pippin Road. Includes fish, chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, applesauce, dessert and beverage. Carryout available. Benefits Boy Scout Troop 640. $4-$8. 851-1065; www.pleasantrunpc.org. Colerain Township. Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., St. John Neumann Church, 12191 Mill Road. Daniel Hall. Baked and fried fish, shrimp, vegetable lasagna, pizza and more. À la carte and carryout available. $7 and up. 742-0953. Springfield Township.

Fish Fry, 5:30-7:30 p.m., St. Therese Little Flower Church, 5560 Kirby Ave. School Cafeteria. Fish, shrimp, spaghetti, pizza, shrimp, potatoes, fries, salad and macaroni and cheese. Carryout available. Benefits Lady of Grace Catholic School Athletic Association. $4-$6. 541-5560. Mount Airy. St. James the Greater Fish Fry, 4:30 p.m.8 p.m., St. James the Greater, 3565 Hubble Road. Baked and fried fish, shrimp, cheese pizza, clam chowder, macaroni and cheese, desserts, pop and beer. Carryout available. Crafts for children. Benefits St. James the Greater church activities. $2-$7. 741-5311; www.stjamesfishfry.org. White Oak.

HEALTH / WELLNESS

Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger North College Hill, 7132 Hamilton Ave. 15-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. North College Hill.

MUSIC - BENEFITS

Paint the Town Red Benefit Concert, 7:3011:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave. Music by the Woosters, the Comatones and South Troy. Benefits SOTENI International. Ages 9-12. $10. Presented by SOTENI International. 825-8200; www.soteni.org. Forest Park. S A T U R D A Y, F E B . 2 7

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North College Hill Historical Society Monthly Meeting, 11 a.m., Hilltop United Methodist Church, 1930 W. Galbraith Road. 522-3934. North College Hill. Skirts and Shirts Square Dance Club, 7:30-10 p.m., John Wesley United Methodist Church, 1927 W. Kemper Road. One of Cincinnati’s oldest square dance clubs. Formerly Hayloft Club. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; www.sonkysdf.com. Springfield Township.

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NATURE

Maple Sugar Days, noon-5 p.m., FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road. Legends and lore, naturalist-led hike, demonstration and sweet treats. Free, vehicle permit required, $2. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Colerain Township.

ON STAGE - THEATER

Murder Mystery Dinners, 6:30 p.m., Mill Race Banquet Center, 1515 W. Sharon Road. “A Super Slaughter.” Cash bar. Audience participation. Adults. $33.50; vehicle permit required. Reservations required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.

Country-rock group Poco performs 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at St. Xavier High School, 600 W. North Bend Road. The performance is presented by the Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society. Tickets are $25. For more information, call 4840157 or visit www.gcparts.org.

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Indoor Rock Climbing, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road. Meet and ride to RockQuest for a climbing lesson. All equipment provided. For ages 8 and up with an adult. $20, vehicle permit required. Registration required online by Feb. 25. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Creating Your Journey for the Second Half of Life, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road. For anyone eager to explore the opportunities and develop a travel plan for the second half of life. Includes financial planning, downsizing and moving, planning for a healthy lifestyle, traveling with purpose (working, volunteering, time management) and spirituality. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown. S U N D A Y, F E B . 2 8

FOOD & DRINK

Spaghetti Dinner, 4-7 p.m., St. Paul United Church of Christ North College Hill, 6997 Hamilton Ave. All-you-can-eat spaghetti with homemade sauce, garlic toast, salad and pie. Carryout available. Benefits Order of the Eastern Star Mount Healthy Chapter 365. $9, $4 ages 5 and under. Presented by Order of the Eastern Star Mount Healthy Chapter 365. 289-2711. North College Hill.

HEALTH / WELLNESS

Open House, 1-4 p.m., Weight Watchers, 9884 Colerain Ave. Learn to calculate your Body Mass Index and information on healthy living. Includes giveaways and chance to win special gift. 800-480-6767; www.weightwatchers.com/openhouse. Colerain Township.

HOME & GARDEN

Seminars in a Snap: Eco-Composting 12-3, 11-11:30 a.m., White Oak Garden Center, 3579 Blue Rock Road. Creating great soil nature’s way and learn to enrich your garden. Free. 385-3313; www.whiteoakgardencenter.com. White Oak.

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK

Carole Moore Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., The Lucky Lady, 9962 Hamilton Ave. With Larry & Bill. Ages 21 and up. 403-5100. Springfield Township.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

World Vision Winter Blast, 7:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Music by Britt Nicole, Building 429 and MikesChair. $8. 800-965-9324; www.theug.com. Forest Park.

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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Unicorners Singles Square Dance Club, 810 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave. Experienced western style square dancers and round dancers. Singles and couples welcome. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; www.sonkysdf.com. Mount Healthy. EXERCISE CLASSES

Restore the Core, 6:30-7:30 p.m., New Hope Community Church, $10. 205-9772; www.strollerfit.com. Green Township.

COMMUNITY DANCE Teen Night, 8 p.m.-midnight, Metropolis, 125 Cincinnati Mills Drive. Music by DJ. Strict dress code enforced. Men: no excessively baggy attire, long shirts tucked at all times, and no athletic attire. Women: Appropriate nightclub attire required at all times. Ages 14-18. $15. 671-2881. Forest Park.

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EDUCATION

Job Search Group, 1:30-3 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road. Valerie Plis, Exceed With Purpose Coaching. Discover four tips for powerful conversations. Participants share leads and resumes. Free. Registration required. 9315777. Finneytown.

More Than Money Matters Workshop, noon-1:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Trinity Hall. Identify what is most important in your life, set goals and make good financial decisions. Learn to use basic money management tools to help you budget, reduce debt and find money to save. Registration required. Presented by Thrivent Financial. 771-3991. Mount Healthy.

LECTURES

The Pennsylvania German Long Rifle, 2 p.m., German Heritage Museum, 4790 West Fork Road. With Gerald Hounchell of the Cincinnati Chapter, Ohio Sons of the American Revolution. Presented by German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati. 598-5732. Green Township.

NATURE

Maple Sugar Days, noon-5 p.m., FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, Free, vehicle permit required, $2. 521-7275. Colerain Township. Cabin Fever Hike, 9 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road. Great Oaks Trail. Enjoy a walk during winter. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township.

Income Tax Help, 9 a.m.-noon, North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave. Bring 1099s, W-2s and any other tax forms and last year’s tax returns. Free. Registration required. 521-3462. North College Hill.

SUPPORT GROUPS

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CIVIC

Council Meetings, 7 p.m., Greenhills Municipal Building, 11000 Winton Road. Presented by Village of Greenhills. 825-2100. Greenhills. Half Pint Library Book Drive. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Half Price Books, 385-4100. Colerain Township.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Continentals Round Dance Club, 7-9:30 p.m., Hilltop United Methodist Church, 1930 W. Galbraith Road. Phase III-V level round dance club. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; www.so-nkysdf.com. North College Hill.

DANCE CLASSES

Beginner Square Dance Class, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road. No prior dance experience necessary. Wear casual dress and smooth soled shoes. Free. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; www.so-nkysdf.com. Springfield Township.

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BUSINESS SEMINARS

Remarkable Résumé Roundup, 1-3 p.m., True North Achievement Center, 650 Northland Blvd., Suite 100. Meet one-on-one with certified career coach and résumé expert and receive feedback from peers during roundtable discussion. Family friendly. $69.95. Reservations required. Presented by ProTrain True North. 825-1555. Forest Park.

COMMUNITY DANCE

Choreographed Ballroom Dancing, 7-10 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road. Ballroom dance moves choreographed to various types of music. No prior dance experience is necessary. Wear casual attire and smooth-soled shoes. Free. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; www. so-nkysdf.com. Springfield Township.

SENIOR CITIZENS

Ceramics, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave. Materials and training provided. Free. 521-3462. North College Hill.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Lose it for Life, 6:30-8 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road. Create and work personal plan to maintain your weight-management lifestyle. Free. Registration recommended. 931-5777. Finneytown. Caregiver Support Group, 2 p.m., North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave. For those responsible for the care of an elderly or disabled loved one. Registration required. Presented by Caregiver Assistance Network. 929-4483. North College Hill. Divorce Support Group, 7-9 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road. Information on getting over loss of partner, grief over being single, giving up unrealistic expectations that lead to unneeded guilt and frustration, developing strong support system and sources of self-esteem. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown. T H U R S D A Y, M A R C H 4

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Royal Rounds, 2-4 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, $6. 929-2427. Greenhills. DANCE CLASSES

Line Dance Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, $4. 321-6776. Springfield Township.

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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Cincy A2, 8-10:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave. Advanced level square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Mount Healthy. Ramblin Roses, 8-10:30 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road. Mainstream and Plus-level square dance club. Recent square dance graduates and experienced dancers welcome. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; www.so-nkysdf.com. Greenhills.

FOOD & DRINK

Wine Tasting, 5-8 p.m., Piazza Discepoli Wine Merchants & Wine Bar, $10. 923-1300; www.piazzadiscepoli.com. White Oak. Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 513, 729-0061. Mount Healthy. Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., Pleasant Run Presbyterian Church, $4-$8. 851-1065; www.pleasantrunpc.org. Colerain Township. Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., St. John Neumann Church, $7 and up. 742-0953. Springfield Township. Fish Fry, 5:30-7:30 p.m., St. Therese Little Flower Church, $4-$6. 541-5560. Mount Airy. St. James the Greater Fish Fry, 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m., St. James the Greater, $2-$7. 741-5311; www.stjamesfishfry.org. White Oak. Lenten Fish Fry, 4-7 p.m., St. Aloysius Gonzaga School, $1.25-$10. 574-4035. Green Township.

SENIOR CITIZENS

Great Parks Club Maple Sugar Tour, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road. Group for ages 55 and up. Learn process of turning maple tree sap into syrup. Includes breakfast, trip to Motz’s Farm, lunch in Sweetwine Banquet Center, visit to family maple business and return to FarbachWerner Nature Preserve. $60; parking permit required. Registration required online by March 1. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Colerain Township.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Restore the Core, 6:30-7:30 p.m., New Hope Community Church, $10. 205-9772; www.strollerfit.com. Green Township.

RELIGIOUS - COMMUNITY Lighten Up, Let Go and Turn it Over to God, 7-9 p.m., St. Bartholomew Church, 9375 Winton Road. Parish Center. How to become more peaceful and satisfied with your life. Ages 18 and up. $15. Registration required. Presented by Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio. 241-7745; www.catholiccharitiesswo.org. Finneytown. PROVIDED

Kick up your heels at the 30th Anniversary Irish Ceili Saturday, Feb. 27., at Cincinnati Music Hall Ballroom. Simple Irish dances will be called so young and old can join in the fun. More intricate dances will be performed by the World Champion McGing Irish Dancers, such as first-place Midwest champions Drew Lovejoy (left), Samantha Saud, Kelcey Steele, Deirdre Robinett and Brian McLaughlin. The McGing Irish Dancers have won multiple world and national championships. Music will be performanced by the Columbus-based Irish Pub band, Vinegar Hill. Music Hall is located at 1243 Elm St. in downtown Cincinnati. The doors will open at 7 p.m. and the evening wraps up at 11 p.m. General seating is $15 in advance for adults and children; $20 at the door. Contact Donna at 513-697-1904 or walker93@fuse.net for tickets. All proceeds support the Cincinnati Feis, a competition of Irish dance and music June 27 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Grief Support Group, 7-9 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road. Information on adjusting to change in life and grief over loss, cherishing positive memories, giving up unrealistic expectations that may lead to guilt and frustration, developing strong support system, finding sources of self-esteem and reducing stress. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.

PROVIDED

David Tanenbaum, who has introduced classical guitar music to audiences from Australia to Russia, will bring his artistry to Xavier University’s Gallagher Student Center Theater, 3800 Victory Parkway, Evanston. The performance is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28. Tickets are $12; seniors are $9; students are $3. For more information, call 513-745-3161 or visit www.xavier.edi/musicseries.


Life

Hilltop Press

February 24, 2010

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Lent is a chosen trip to the desert own spiritual life in a searching and honest way. This “monastic desert” frequently turns out to be an oasis permitting reflective visitors to recognize the barren places in themselves. One of the greatest contemplative authors of last century was Thomas Merton. He was a Trappist monk at Gethsemani for 27 years. In his book “The Wisdom of the Desert,” Merton praises the early “desert fathers and mothers” (and those like them today) who willingly sought desert experiences. Merton writes, “They were people who did not believe in letting themselves be passively guided and ruled by a decadent state, and who believed that there was a way of getting along without slavish dependence on accepted, conventional values. … The Desert Fathers declined to be ruled by men, but had no desire to rule over others themselves.” What was their desire in undergoing such a difficult experience? Merton writes, “What the Fathers sought most of all was their own true self, in Christ.”

At some time or other we all enter into our own unchosen desert. We step out into the wide dry plains of our personal desert the day we find out we have cancer, or when our spouse leaves us or dies, when we struggle with addiction, unemployment, the death of a child, a divorce or a mental problem. Even aging can become a desert. During these times we may feel arid and very alone. It cannot be stressed

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February 24, 2010

Do your heart good with healthy recipes

We’re well into winter now with the huge amount of snow that continues to fall. As I’ve mentioned before, I really love days when I can’t get down the lane to the real world. It’s a good time to sequester myself in the kitchen experimenting with healthier recipes. With February being heart health month, and with the requests I’ve been getting from readers, this seems to be a good time to share some tasty recipes that are good for you.

Healthy pork tenderloin with port and fig sauce

For Fred Newbill and Virginia. Fred wants recipes for one or two and Virginia needs healthy recipes for her husband, on a low cholesterol diet, with no trans or saturated fats. This recipe fills the bill with just 3 grams of saturated fat and no trans fat.

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let over medium high heat and cook pork, turning once, about five minutes or until done. Remove and keep warm. Add apples and onion and cook until almost tender. Stir in port and bring to boil. Add apple juice and figs. Return to boil. Reduce to low and simmer until apples and onion are tender. Serve over pork. Per serving: Trans fat 0 grams; saturated fat 3 grams; cholesterol 75 milligrams, calories 410; protein 35 grams

Healthy Exchanges elegant chicken salad

Gina Griep of Healthy Exchanges always has easy and delicious recipes. Here’s one that satisfies the urge for a decadent chicken salad. 1 cup diced cooked chicken breast 1 tablespoon fat-free French dressing

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⁄2 cup halved green grapes 1 ⁄4 cup chopped celery 1 tablespoon slivered almonds, toasted 1 ⁄4 cup fat-free mayo 1 ⁄2 teaspoon lemon juice 2 lettuce leaves Black pepper to taste

Combine chicken and dressing. Refrigerate 1 hour. Add grapes, celery and nuts. Mix. Combine mayo, lemon juice and pepper and add to chicken mixture. Cover, refrigerate at least 30 minutes. Serve on lettuce. Per serving: 197 calories; 5 grams fat, 23 grams protein, 15 grams carbohydrates, 366 milligrams sodium, 30 milligrams calcium, 2 grams fiber. Diabetic exchanges: 21⁄2 protien, 1 starch, 1⁄2 fats.

Nancy Zwick’s strawberry and yogurt wheat crepes

Nancy is with the Dairy Council and always has fabulous, family-oriented

healthy recipes. She has been a guest on my Union Township cable TV show. Here’s one I saw her do on Fox19’s morning show. Whisk together 4 eggs, 1 cup low fat or fat free milk. Then add 1⁄4 teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoons sugar, 1⁄2 cup whole wheat flour, 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour. Cover, set aside for 30 minutes or in the fridge overnight. Melt about 1⁄2 teaspoon butter in nonstick skillet. When it foams, pour 1 ⁄8 cup batter into pan. Lift and swirl so batter coats bottom. Replace pan on burner and cook just until set and underside is lightly browned. Flip and cook other side. Fill each with 1-2 tablespoons favorite yogurt and fruit. Roll up and sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired. Makes about 12 to 14 crepes.

Guru in our backyard

Jo Ann Drilling: This talented chef is now with Murphin Ridge Inn in Amish country (Adams County). Sherry and Darryl McKenney, proprietors, are thrilled to have Jo Ann on board, and Jo Ann is equally excited to indulge her passion for seasonal, local ingredients. What chef wouldn’t love Amish eggs delivered right to the kitchen door, and to walk outside in early spring plucking fresh greens and herbs from the gardens! Check out them out online at Murphin Ridge Inn to get all the scoop about their new menu. My fave is still their onion bisque. I have a feeling Jo Ann will be able to top that. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. Email columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Community

Hilltop Press

February 24, 2010

B5

‘Young at Heart’ bandsman enjoys music making Kelly continues to study music and rehearse with the band twice a week at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery. Kelly will be on hand with other members when the band for senior musicians holds an open house and get-acquainted rehearsal at the church for musical wannabes at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25. The band welcomes both inactive one-time hornblowers and those who have never played. Instructors will be on hand to assist those just getting started.

St. Barnabas has been the band’s home since it was founded in 1999 as part of a national network, comprised largely of seniors, attracted by the opportunity to learn and play everything from familiar marches to Broadway showstoppers. A smaller introductory band is tailored to those who feel they need a running start to get into the swing of things. For more information, check go to www.newhorizonsband.org or contact Don Rhoad at 793-0473 or drhoad@cinci.rr.com.

AHA, TriHealth offer CPR training The research-proven “practice while watching” technique allows users to practice CPR on a personal mannequin while watching a DVD. CPR Anytime was created to increase the incidence of bystander CPR by making training more accessible. Now through the support of TriHealth, kits will be distributed free of charge to community groups that will commit to training at least five people per kit. “Heart attack care is a top priority for TriHealth, and we believe that working together as a community will allow us to have a bigger impact on survivability and post-attack quality of life,” said Nancy Dallas, administrator of cardiovascular services for TriHealth,

Duke Energy foundation donates to park district As a continued commitment to the local community and its organizations, the Duke Energy Foundation has contributed $4,000 to the Hamilton County Park District. The grant was made possible based on the foundation’s areas of focus, which include environment and energy efficiency, economic development and community vitality. The generous will be applied towards the Hamilton County Park District Legacy Reforestation Program. The funds will enable the

park district to plant additional trees and shrubs throughout the parks. The plantings conserve natural resources, provide food and habitat for native wildlife and improve aesthetics in the parks. It is a gift that will continue to give for many years to come. The Duke Energy Foundation was established by Duke Energy to improve the quality of life by sharing time through volunteer efforts, expertise through leadership and financial support through grants to charitable organizations.

the community partnership of Bethesda North and Good Samaritan hospitals. Each CPR Anytime kit includes an inflatable CPR mannequin, a skills practice DVD, instruction manual and program accessories. CPR Anytime coordinators are required to facilitate the education of members in their program, training as many individuals per kit as possible (minimum five per kit). “This is TriHealth’s third year to donate CPR Anytime kits to community organizations in partnership with

AHA. The Greater Cincinnati community has embraced this lifesaving initiative,” said Dallas. “Together, we can make a difference.” To order CPR Anytime kits, community groups must complete an application, available from Jenny Hobbs at the American Heart Association, 8428868, or at www.TriHealth. com under the “Serving the Community” section of the home page. Applications must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 26.

Bissonnette

Air Force Airman Patrick D. Bissonnette graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Richard and Debrah Bissonnette of Springfield Township. Bissonnette graduated from a home school program in 2007.

Pope

Air Force Airman Quinton L. Pope graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Veronica Pope of Forest Park. Pope is a 2007 graduate of Winton Woods High School.

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The American Heart Association estimates that more than 95 percent of cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital. However, when CPR is administered, the survival rate increases to 31.5 percent. In Cincinnati, only 14.1 percent of cardiac arrest victims receive bystander CPR. In an effort to improve that percentage and save lives, TriHealth and AHA have teamed up to provide free CPR training kits to community organizations that are willing to facilitate a selfdirected approach to CPR training of their members. The revolutionary new approach to CPR training, called CPR Anytime, was developed by the American Heart Association.

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The importance and benefits of preplanning By Neva Martin

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Preplanning your own funeral, while not a favorite activity, has become more and more accepted and appreciated. People sometimes hesitate to embark on making such arrangements, especially when they’re healthy, or perhaps out of a superstitious fear that doing so may bring the Grim Reaper to their door faster. But if you can get over an initial resistance, you may find that preplanning can be a freeing experience. It can also

free your relatives from having to make future stressful decisions. Preplanning, or at least putting your wishes into writing, will provide your loved ones with a clearer picture of your wishes. Such wishes can include: • Type and location of service: Traditional church or green burial and cremation are just a few options to consider. Veterans might like to include a military acknowledgment. • Who to invite: Do you prefer a small, intimate ceremony or a large gathering? • Speaker: Do you want your

minister to deliver a memorial, a friend or relative to offer a eulogy, or both? • Clothing or jewelry: If you prefer burial, do you have a item you’d like to be buried with – a special memento or photo? • Favorite music or readings: How about a certain song, a poem or reading you’ve always loved? Including them in the instruction packet would also be helpful. • Memorial fund: Would you prefer that mourners contribute to a favorite charity in lieu of flowers?

• Your obituary: You can select a favorite photo to be included, along with your date and place of birth as well as any other details you want mentioned. Prepaying for a funeral can also take the burden off your family. You may have a funeral

home that your family has used for generations, one that you trust, to follow your wishes in selecting a casket or an urn. If you prefer not to prepay, you can set aside money in a separate account, such as a certificate of deposit or a shared bank account with someone close to you. Yes, preplanning your funeral lets you breathe a sigh of relief now and allows your loved ones to breathe easier later. Sources: mahalo.com/funeralarrangements; funeral planning101.com; aarp.org

Tips for speaking at a funeral departed. You can even seek counseling if necessary for this daunting, sensitive task. Here are a few guidelines You’ve been asked to deliver a eulogy at a beloved to keep in mind while you’re grappling with finding the one’s funeral. And since speaking publicly is a phobia right words to say. • Remember to mention that many people share, you those attributes of the approach it with dread, feardeceased that touched you in ing you’ll say the wrong things, making a sad situation your life, perhaps an anecdote to underline those speworse. cial moments you shared. Just take a deep breath, Speak truthfully, from the pull yourself together and remember that you are speak- heart, but not in such a brutally honest manner that you ing on behalf of the dearly By Neva Martin

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offend. • A funny story or a poem is often appropriate. You might look for a book on bereavement that contains comforting words. Scripture can also be a good resource, keeping in mind to tread carefully if the bereaved family is not Christian or otherwise religious. • Know that this is an emotional time for you, especially if the deceased was close, and realize that each person who hears you will

appreciate your remembrances. You can even focus on a friend who will smile at you for comfort. This support can help keep you from breaking down. • Print out the speech in large typeset. That way, if tears well up or your hand starts to shake, you can still read the speech. • Speak slowly and don’t make the speech overly long. Remember you are celebrating a life as well as mourning a loss.

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conducting a home funeral, or hiring a carpenter to build a pine coffin. The times they are achangin’ and if you do want to tailor your own funeral, or that of one near and dear to you, start by checking out some of the new preferences at any funeral home. Sources: associatedcontent.com; gravematters.us

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A relative or a close friend has just passed away and you’ve been asked to make funeral arrangements. Where to start? In the best of situations, this friend had approached you ahead of time about his or her preferences, which can make many decisions easier: an open casket or cremation, preferred speakers, even the choice of the funeral home itself. If not, then by all means you can involve family members and close friends about the choices they think would be appropriate. Make a checklist so as not to miss any details. The director of the funeral home selected can, of course, help with many of the necessary arrangements: obtaining a death certificate, choosing a casket and grave (or an urn if cremation is preferred), selecting flowers, writing an obituary for the local paper. If appropriate, call the deceased’s church or to arrange for a funeral date and time. Getting everything in order, quickly, is important: calling the organizations to which the deceased belonged (a military organization or a bridge club, for instance, might want to be involved in the funeral service or arrange a get-together

afterwards to honor the deceased), as well as friends and family scattered across the country. This is a good time to ask any nearby family and friends to call those people you might not know. You can also use this opportunity to ask if anyone wants to speak or do a reading at the funeral. Organizing a funeral and dealing with all the details can be an emotional time for you, but it is also a chance to grow. Reaching out to others for help, for a shoulder to cry on, can be essential in coming to terms with your own grief in losing a beloved one. Planning someone else’s funeral can also be a reminder that death comes to all of us, and it’s best to be prepared. In the aftermath of this experience, then, be sure to sit down with your own family and friends to tell them of your wishes, even putting them on paper. This provides peace of mind for all concerned. Sources: how-to.com; e-how.com/funerals

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Services held in the morning. Traditional caskets carried to the cemetery. Followed by flowers in a hearse. Such typical ceremonies may become a thing of the past. Although written for another era, a Bob Dylan song may be appropriate: “The Times, They Are a-Changin’.” One change is often the time of the funeral service itself. It may be held in the evening, followed by a graveside observance the next day. Funeral home directors, when asked, say families often need this accommodation because their relatives are scattered throughout the country. Breaking the service up into two parts over a couple of days allows family members who live farther away to arrive at least for the graveside service.

Some families also complain that funeral and graveside services, when held together on one day, are just too long, so breaking them up over two days is less tiring. And if the graveside service is held the next morning, families can get together and visit for the rest of the day. Another change is the type of service. Instead of a traditional one held at the funeral homes, many families want to hold what they call “a celebration of life,” creating video presentations, displaying scrapbooks and pictures of the departed, even renting a center for a remembrance party. They find this type of event unites families and friends who have not seen each other for many years. Instead of traditional brown or steel caskets, some people, especially baby boomers, are starting to think “outside the box,” ask-

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Ann Cosgrove

Ann Baumgartner Cosgrove, 87, Mount Healthy, died Feb. 14. She was the first woman butcher for Kroger, retiring after 43 years. Survived by son Joe (Claudia); many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Edward, siblings Liz (Sam) Ferrarelli, Joe (Jerri) Baumgartner.

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Alice M. Eger, 97, Mount Healthy, died Feb. 15. She was a secretary. Survived by children Kenneth (Dottie), James (Linda) Eger, Janice (David) Carter; grandchildren Duane,

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Matthew, Christopher Eger, Kathleen Moore, Cindi Bixler, Shara Clark; nine great-grandchildren. Services were Feb. 18 at Eger Whitewater Crossing Christian Church. Arrangements by Gump-Holt Funeral Home. Memorials to: Whitewater Crossing Christian Church, 5771 State Route 128, Cleves, OH 45002.

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POLICE REPORTS CINCINNATI DISTRICT 5 Arrests/citations

Adriene McGhee, born 1966, domestic violence, 5372 Bahama Terrace, Feb. 10. Alee Foster, born 1956, disorderly conduct, 5804 Hamilton Ave., Feb. 11. Antrice E. Rolland, born 1986, falsification, 5345 Colerain Ave., Feb. 15. Diego Taylor, born 1986, menacing, 4960 Hawaiian Terrace, Feb. 9. Diondre Berry, born 1971, domestic violence, 1115 Groesbeck Road, Feb. 12. Dwayne C. Lattimore, born 1963, theft under $300, 5823 Hamilton Ave., Feb. 13. Eric V. Vinegar, born 1968, criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct, 5852 Renee Court, Feb. 9. Fay Grove, born 1988, domestic violence, 5123 Colerain Ave., Feb. 15. Jennifer M. Carter, born 1980, possession of open flask, 5541 Colerain Ave., Feb. 2. Kelvin Kirk, born 1963, loud noises, 1232 W. Galbraith Road, Feb. 6. Laruss Peyton, born 1981, aggravated menacing, domestic violence, 2345 W. North Bend Road, Feb. 14. Mark King, born 1986, criminal damaging or endangering, domestic violence, 5430 Fox Road, Feb. 14. Paul M. Cohen, born 1985, simple assault, 1910 Savannah Way, Feb. 2. Scott Grone, born 1989, possession of drugs, 2651 W. North Bend Road, Feb. 13. Speed C. Walton, born 1951, possession of drugs, 1500 Groesbeck Road, Feb. 8. Timothy D. Phelps, born 1970, unlawful restraint, 2725 Hillvista Lane, Feb. 10.

Incidents Breaking and entering

2669 W. North Bend Road, Feb. 11.

Burglary

1536 Ambrose Ave., Feb. 10. 2513 Flanigan Court, Feb. 6. 2680 Hillvista Lane, Feb. 10. 4906 Hawaiian Terrace, Feb. 6. 6021 Connecticut Court, Feb. 11. 6205 Edwood Ave., Feb. 9. 858 Oakfield Ave., Feb. 8.

Felonious assault

5371 Bahama Terrace, Feb. 6.

Rape

Cedar Ave., Feb. 8.

Theft

1626 Cedar Ave., Feb. 6. 1710 Harbeson Ave., Feb. 3. 5470 Bahama Terrace, Feb. 10.

Vehicle theft

1358 Wittekind Terrace, Feb. 6. 2204 Kipling Ave., Feb. 11.

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Arrests/citations

Devanghn Tibbs, 21, 1116 Steffens, obstructing official business at 1116 Steffens, Feb. 1. Juvenile female, 17, curfew at Ashburn Road, Feb. 4. Juvenile male, 15, disorderly conduct at Keyridge, Feb. 9. Juvenile male, 16, curfew at Dewdrop Circle, Feb. 4.

Juvenile male, 16, obstructing official business at Glasgow and Hanover, Feb. 2. Samantha Mueller, 26, 1391 Burdette, theft at 200 Cincinnati Mills, Feb. 9.

Incidents Aggravated menacing

Victim reported at 607 Dewdrop Circle, Feb. 4.

Breaking and entering

Residence entered at 11686 Holgate Drive, Feb. 3. Residence entered at 11701 Holgate, Feb. 3. Residence entered at 11695 Holgate, Feb. 3. Residence entered at 11517 Hanover, Feb. 2. Window damaged and residence business entered at 661 Northland Blvd., Feb. 6.

Burglary

Attempt made at 975 Waycross, Feb. 6. Residence entered and monitor valued at $800 removed at 955 Waycross Road, Feb. 5. TV valued at $2,150 removed at 11497 Islandale Drive, Feb. 5.

Criminal damaging

Vehicle windows damaged at 11735 Olympia Way, Feb. 6.

Criminal trespassing

Reported at 1231 W. Kemper Road, Feb. 3.

Misuse of credit card

Reported, Feb. 6.

Passing bad checks

Reported at 1203 W. Kemper Road, Feb. 2.

Theft

$4,000 in merchandise removed at 1212 W. Kemper Road, Feb. 4. Merchandise valued at $2,661 removed at 1143 Smiley, Jan. 18. $3,105 taken through deceptive means at 11496 Kenn Road, Feb. 3. Phone, wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 1231 W. Kemper Road, Feb. 2. Reported at 980 Smiley, Feb. 10. Merchandise of unknown value removed from store at Cincinnati Mills, Feb. 6.

Vandalism

Flat screen valued at $1,200 removed at 12001 Chase Place, Feb. 1.

Mount Healthy

Arrests/citations

David Balzen, 27, 2239 Miles Road, open container at 7500 block of Hamilton Avenue, Feb. 13. David Brooks, 44, 1538 Meredith Drive, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 1900 block of Lynndale Drive, Feb. 15. Diontye Johnson, 25, open container at 1600 block of Lakenoll Drive, Feb. 14. Kip Grandison, 27, 1391 Adams Road, drug possession at 1391 Adams Road, Feb. 15. Mark Helton, 22, 412 Cambridge Drive, open container at 8000 block of Hamilton Avenue, Feb. 13. Riki Wooley, 54, 7371 Elizabeth St., domestic violence at 7371 Elizabeth St., Feb. 15. Zigmund Gilchowski, 28, 3932 Delmar

Drive, open container at 7500 block of Hamilton Avenue, Feb. 13.

Incidents Assault, criminal damaging

Woman reported being hit at 7796 Clovernook Ave., Feb. 16.

Menacing

Reported at 7315 block of Hamilton Ave., Feb. 16.

North College Hill

Arrests/citations

Edra Fuson, 32, 2357 W. Galbraith Road, theft at 7132 Hamilton Ave., Feb. 15. Erik Walker, 18, 1492 Foxwood Drive, unauthorized use of vehicle at 1492 Foxwood Drive, Feb. 15. James Johnson, 29, 2357 W. Galbraith Road, theft at 7132 Hamilton Ave., Feb. 15. Juvenile, receiving stolen property, obstructing official business, criminal trespassing at Marvin Avenue, Feb. 15. Lee Latsha, 35, 7334 Perry St., theft at 7132 Hamilton Ave., Feb. 10. Monica Marshall, 24, 1148 Homeside Ave., theft at 7132 Hamilton Ave., Feb. 12. Quienna Canaday, 19, 6830 Betts Ave., disorderly conduct at 1600 block of West Galbraith Road, Feb. 13.

Incidents Attempted burglary

Reported break-in to vacant house at 2000 block of Dallas Avenue, Feb. 10.

Criminal simulation

McDonald’s reported receiving counterfeit $20 at 6840 Hamilton Ave., Feb. 10.

Theft

Reported TV taken at 6914 Lois Drive, Feb. 13. Kroger reported $239 in merchandise taken at 7132 Hamilton Ave., Feb. 14.

Burglary

Man reported jewelry stolen at 6970 Clovernook Ave., Feb. 1.

Criminal simulation

Kroger reported receiving counterfeit $20 at 7132 Hamilton Ave., Feb. 1.

Theft

Tom’s Drive Thru reported $192 in merchandise stolen at 1906 W. Galbraith Road, Feb. 3.

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP

Arrests/citations

Juvenile, disorderly conduct, criminal trespassing at Fontainebleau Terrace, Feb. 13. Latrice Horne, 40, 1579 Meredith Drive, aggravated menacing at 1579 Meredith Drive, Feb. 12. Reginald Leary, 29, 918 W. Galbraith Road, theft at 800 block of West Galbraith Road, Feb. 15. Stephanie Goodwin, 24, 9050 Fontainebleau Terrace, domestic violence at 9050 Fontainebleau Terrace, Feb. 14. Two juveniles, assault, disorderly conduct at Adams Road, Feb. 11. Two juveniles, disorderly conduct at Miles Road, Feb. 12.

Juvenile, assault at 8900 block of Fontainebleau Terrace, Feb. 8. Juvenile, disorderly conduct at 8900 block of Fontainebleau Terrace, Feb. 8. Willow Jones, 18, 1095 Spruceglen Drive, falsification at 8400 block of Winton Road, Feb. 8. David Patterson, 18, 1039 Hempstead Drive, theft at 8400 block of Winton Road, Feb. 8. Donald Stokes, 51, 832 Clark St., domestic violence at 8600 block of Daly Road, Feb. 5. Angelique Whatley, 28, 2324 Walden Glen Circle, theft at 1100 block of Compton Road, Feb. 5. Ronald White, 36, 489 Cloverton Court, endangering children at 489 Cloverton Court, Feb. 5. Anthony Kain, 40, theft at 1100 block of Compton Road, Feb. 5. Demarco Turnbolt, 26, 2013 W. Galbraith Road, drug possession at Simpson Avenue, Feb. 6. Anthony Battle, 31, 10638 Stonewood Drive, domestic violence at 10638 Stonewood Drive, Feb. 5. Jennifer Asher, 27, assault at 11900 block of Hamilton Avenue, Feb. 7. Alice Phelps, 42, 9909 Trapp Lane, attempted theft at 10900 block of Hamilton Avenue, Feb. 4. Charles Gibbons, 47, 2305 Merriway Lane, theft at 10800 block of Hamilton Avenue, Feb. 4. Cedric Carlisle, 46, 505 Carplin Place, criminal damaging at 6300 block of Simpson Avenue, Feb. 3. Tiara Williams, 20, 1247 Frost Court, theft at 8400 block of Winton Road, Feb. 3. Eric Harris, 19, 1855 Kemper Road, burglary at 900 block of Harbury Drive, Feb. 2. Steven Berger, 44, 9149 Brehm Road, domestic violence at 10300 block of Burlington Road, Feb. 1.

Incidents Criminal simulation

Arby’s reported receiving counterfeit $20 at 8657 Winton Road, Feb. 10.

Theft

Deals reported $5 in merchandise taken at 887 W. Galbraith Road, Feb. 12. Fairfield woman reported wallet taken at 11800 block of Hamilton Avenue, Feb. 11. Northern Hills Fellowship Church reported banner taken at 460 Fleming Road, Feb. 8.

Burglary

Woman reported video game system stolen at 2044 Mistyhill Drive, Feb. 5.

Theft

Woman reported video game system stolen at 12063 Goodfield Court, Feb. 8. Dollar General reported $6 sunglasses stolen at 1051 North Bend Road, Feb. 3. Woman reported checks stolen at 1580 Pleasant Run Drive, Feb. 5. Man reported wheel chairs stolen from garage at 8835 Neptune Drive, Feb. 3. Marathon reported $70 in merchandise stolen at 10960 Hamilton Ave., Feb. 2.

Pair leading YMCA campaign George White and Mike Zorn have much more in common that the fact their children were raised in Wyoming. As members and board members of the YMCA, they’ve seen firsthand the smiles on children’s faces who learned to swim for the first time; of budding athletes who walked away from the field with a new sense of confidence because of coaches who nurtured their own personal success; and summer camp participants who learned the values of responsibility, caring, honesty and integrity. Through the end of March, the two fathers and business leaders are leading YMCA staff, volunteers and members in an effort to ensure the YMCA can continue its vision of never turning anyone away from opportunities to grow in spirit, mind and body. Their goal is to raise more than $1 million. “The YMCA is a place where people come to feel good about themselves during these challenging times. It’s a place where children, adults, families and older adults of all backgrounds can come to meet new friends, learn new things and grow as individuals,” said Zorn, YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Board vice chair and annual support campaign co-chair, and Macy’s

INDEPENDENT BAPTIST

Friendship Baptist Church 8580 Cheviot Rd 741-7017 Gary Jackson, Senior Pastor Sunday School 10:00am Sunday Morning Services 8:45 & 11:00am Sunday Evening Services 6:30pm Wednesday Service 7:00pm AWANA (Wed) 7:00 - 8:45pm Well staffed Nursery, Active Youth & College Groups, Exciting Music Dept, Seniors Group, Deaf Ministry www.friendshipbaptistcincinnati.org

BAPTIST

Creek Road Baptist Church 3906 Creek Rd., Sharonville, Cincinnati, OH 513-563-2410 elder@creekroad.org Sunday School 9:30am Sunday Worship 10:45am, 6:00pm Wednesday Worship 7:00pm Pastor, Rev. David B Smith

ROMAN CATHOLIC St. Martin Dr Porres Catholic Church

9927 Wayne Ave * Lincoln Hts, Ohio 45215 513-554-4010 Pastor: Fr Thomas Difolco African American in History & Heritage Roman Catholic in Faith & Practice Services: Saturday at 7:00p & Sunday at 10:00a You are always welcome at St. Martin de Porres

CHRISTIAN CHURCH DISCIPLES Mt. Healthy Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

7717 Harrison Ave Mt. Healthy, OH 45231 Rev. Michael Doerr, Pastor 513-521-6029 Sunday 9:00 a.m...... Contemporary Service 9:45a.m...... Sunday School 10:45 a.m........ Traditional Worship Nursery Staff Provided “A Caring Community of Faith” Welcomes You

EPISCOPAL

Christ Church Glendale Episcopal Church 965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 christchurch1@fuse.net www.christchurchglendale.org The Reverend Roger L Foote The Reverend Laura L Chace, Deacon

3301 Compton Rd (1 block east of Colerain) 385-8342 Sunday School & Bible Class (all ages) 9:45am Sunday Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Saturday Evening Worship 5:30pm A great community church in a great community! Also home to Little Bud Preschool 385-8404 enrolling now! Visit our website: www.church-lcms.org

Faith Lutheran Church 8265 Winton Rd., Finneytown www.faithcinci.org Pastor Robert Curry Contemporary Service 9am Traditional Service 11:00am

Sunday School 10:15

4695 Blue Rock Road Colerain Township South of Ronald Reagan and I-275 923-3370 www.hopeonbluerock.org

Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS 5921 Springdale Rd 1mi west of Blue Rock

Rev Lyle Rasch, Pastor

Worship 10:30 am Sunday School: 9:20 am Traditional Service and Hymnbook

www.lutheransonline.com/joinus

385-7024

Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA) “Growing Closer to God, Growing Closer to Neighbor”

www. trinitymthealthy.org 513-522-3026

1553 Kinney Ave, Mt. Healthy

PROVIDED.

George White, left, and Mike Zorn are leading the YMCA’s support campaign. vice president of employee relations. Zorn is joined in his efforts by his Wyoming neighbor, campaign co-chair and president of Up With Paper, George White. The success for this year’s EveryONE Deserves a Y Annual Campaign has never been more important as the difficult economic times are burdening families with increased stress and heightened need for focusing on well being. For many, these opportunities simply wouldn’t be possible without the YMCA’s Membership For All sliding scale fee making opportunities affordable for everyone.

Last year alone 27,000 people participated in YMCA memberships, summer camps, sports, swim lessons, classes and programs with the help of the YMCA’s financial assistance totaling more than $3.6 million. Forty-one percent of the kids participating in YMCA sports, swim lessons, structured afterschool, nurturing child care and camp were able to do so because of reduced rates. They learned positive character values, gained confidence, and made new friends. To learn more or to make a donation, call the YMCA at 362-YMCA or visit www.myy.org.

3682 West Fork Rd , west of North Bend Traditional Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Worhip 9:44am

Nursery Available * Sunday School 513-481-8699 * www. mhumc.org Spiritual Checkpoint ... Stop In For An Evaluation!

Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

Corner of Compton and Perry Streets 931-5827 Sunday School 8:45 - 9:45am Traditional Worship 10:00 - 11:00am Contemporary Worship 11:30 - 12:30 Healing Service, last Sunday of the month at 5 pm "Come as a guest. Leave as a friend".

Sharonville United Methodist

8:15 & 11am Traditional Service & Kingdom Kids 9:30am Contemporary Worship & Sunday School 7:00pm Wednesday, Small Groups for all ages Infant care available for all services

3751 Creek Rd.

513-563-0117

www.sharonville-umc.org

NON-DENOMINATIONAL HIGHVIEW CHRISTIAN CHURCH “Life on Purpose in Community” 2651 Adams Rd. (near Pippin) Worship Assembly-Sunday 10:45am Phone 825-9553 www.highviewchristianchurch.com

VINEYARD CHURCH NORTHWEST COLERAIN TOWNSHIP Three Weekend Services! Saturday - 5:30 pm Sunday - 9:30 & 11:15 am 9165 Round Top Rd (1/4 mi. so. of Northgate Mall)

513-385-4888 www.vcnw.org

LUTHERAN Christ Lutheran Church (LCMS)

9:30 am Traditional Service 11:00 am Contemporary Service

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Meister of Springfield Township are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Meister, to Adam Hillebrand, son of Richard and Laurie Hillebrand of Akron, Ohio. Ms. Meister is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and is currently a third year medical student at Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University in Dayton. Mr. Hillebrand also graduated from Miami University and works at Nationwide Insurance in Columbus, Ohio. A September, 2010 wedding is planned in Oxford, Ohio.

Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-11 Healing intercessory prayer all services

HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH

Meister-Hillebrand

UNITED METHODIST

Worship: 8:30 am traditional - 10:45 am contemporary Sunday School: 9:45 am Nursery provided

Pastor Todd A. Cutter

UNITED METHODIST Christ, the Prince of Peace United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513) 385-7883 Rev. Meghan Howard, Pastor Church School for all ages 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available www.cpopumc.com “Small enough to know you, Big enough to care”

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 www.cos-umc.org "The GPS of Life: Anger Management"

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

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

FOREST CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 680 W Sharon Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45240

513-825-3040

Traditional Service: 9:30am ConneXion Contemporary Service: 11:15am Sunday School: 10:30am

EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN EVANGELICAL COMMUNITY CHURCH

Sunday School Hour (for all ages) 9:15 - 10:15am Worship Service - 10:30 to 11:45am (Childcare provided for infants/ toddlers) Pastor: Rich Lanning Church: 2191 Struble Rd Office: 2192 Springdale Rd

542-9025

Visitors Welcome www.eccfellowship.org

PRESBYTERIAN

Northminster Presbyterian Church 703 Compton Rd., Finneytown 931-0243 Transforming Lives for Jesus Christ Sunday Worship Schedule Traditional Services: 8:00 & 10:15am Contemporary Services: 9:00 & 11:30am Student Cafe: 10:15am Childcare Available Jeff Hosmer & Nancy Ross- Zimmerman - Pastors

Northwest Community Church 8735 Cheviot Rd, by Colerain HS Rev. Kevin Murphy, Pastor 513-385-8973 Worship and Sunday School 10AM Handicap Accessible/Nursery Available

Salem White Oak Presbyterian

Church By The Woods PC(USA) Sun Worship 10:00am Childcare Provided 3755 Cornell Rd 563-6447 www.ChurchByTheWoods.org ............................................

Taiwanese Ministry 769-0725

2:00pm

3:30pm

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

FLEMING ROAD United Church of Christ 691 Fleming Rd 522-2780 Rev Pat McKinney

Sunday School - All Ages - 9:15am Sunday Worship - 10:30am

Nursery Provided

St. Paul United Church of Christ 5312 Old Blue Rock Rd., off Springdale

Pastor: Jessica Taft 385-9077 Sunday Worship: 10:30am Sunday School: 9:15am

Nursery Available/Handicap Access

www.stpaulucccolerain.org

St Paul - North College Hill

6997 Hamilton Ave 931-2205 Rev. Virginia Duffy, Interim Minister Lollie Kasulones, Minister for Program Evelyn Osterbrock, Minister for Children Sundays: Music & Announcement 9:45am Worship at 10:00am Sunday School and Child Care Nurtured And Fellowship Groups For All Ages www.stpaulnch.org


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