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Principal clarifies words

Former league commissioner drops lawsuit

Gannett News Service Winton Woods principal Terri Holden, who was sued after saying racism prevented her school last year from joining a new ath-

letic league, clarified her statements last week in exchange for the suit being dropped. But Holden still believes racial discrimination against her predominantly black school has kept it from being considered for the new league. Holden, in an open letter to the media in February 2011, wrote that she believed Winton Woods wasn’t being included in the new

Eastern Cincinnati Conference “for no other reason than race.” Winton Woods’ student body is 70 percent black. Those comments damaged then-ECC Commissioner Rod Russell’s reputation, he noted in a defamation suit he filed last month, because her comments singled him out. “I remained disturbed by the content of Dr. Holden’s open let-

ter and considered it an attack on my personal and professional reputation,” Russell said in a Thursday statement. He was with Mason schools as a teacher, coach and athletic director for 27 years. His statement accompanied a statement by Holden, whose annual salary is $115,306, and was See WORS, Page A2

Same story, different election Mt. Healthy school levy defeated again By Jennie Key

change … and use the non-cash items at terminals, computers or other devices which may reveal prizes.” City Manager Ray Hodges said the businesses essentially allow customers to play games of chance that award them with prizes they can trade in for other prizes or more playing time. The prizes include pre-paid

Heartbreaking is how Mount Healthy City School District president Steve Harness described the levy vote last week. The district’s 7.96 mill continuing operating levy was voted down, again, by 1,003 votes – 2,654 against (61.65 percent) and 1,651 for the levy (38.35 percent), according to unofficial results from the Harness Hamilton County Board of Elections; 27.9 percent of the district’s 15,891 registered voters went to the polls. A similar levy request failed in Handler November 2010, and in February, August and November of 2011. Now the board of education will have to make deep cuts. Last month, the board said it would cut almost $4 million for the 2012-13 school year to stay in the black. School officials have made cuts every year but one since 2003, when the district last passed a levy for additional revenue. Since 2003, the district has cut $7.12 million from its budget. The school district has a $34 million annual budget. According to Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes, the levy would have generated an additional $2.75 million for the district, and would have cost the owner of a home with a $100,000 market value an additional $227.08 per year.


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Division champs Roger Bacon High School head basketball coach Brian Neal knew his team had talent. But Neal also knew his team lacked varsity experience. But the Spartans went 12-3 and posted a 7-3-league record and won the Central title outright, giving Roger Bacon its fourth straight Central division championship. See story, A5

Voters say yes Springfield Township Fire Chief Rob Leininger said the voters last week helped preserve the department when voters OK’d a 1-mill five-year fire levy. Leininger said this levy will help keep the quality of service steady. See story, A3

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Rematch in 28th Ohio House District

Wilson to battle Pillich in November Staff Report

It will be a rematch in the 28th Ohio House District this November. Mike Wilson easily defeated his opponent Lonnie Bowling Jr. in the March 6 Republican primary election.


Wilson, the founder of the Cincinnati Tea Party, defeated Lonnie Bowling Jr. with 11,671 votes (89.01 percent) to 1,441 (10.99 percent) in unofficial re-

sults. After barely losing the race two years ago for the 28th Ohio

House District seat, Wilson will again battle Democrat Connie Pillich on Nov. 6. Wilson, a 35-year-old Springfield Township resident, said before the primary that the economic climate in Ohio has improved somewhat over the past two years under Republican leadership. “We don’t have an $8 billion See REMATCH, Page A2

Forest Park bans Internet cafes By Rob Dowdy

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FOREST PARK — Tired of waiting on the state to take the lead, Forest Park City Council will soon vote to ban Internet sweepstakes businesses from setting up shop in the city. Council will vote on the ban during its Monday, March 19, meeting. The city placed a moratorium on Internet cafes ap-

proximately a year ago. The city is defining an Internet sweepstakes business as one “that promotes the sale of redeemable nonHodges cash items … to customers for use at its business location which entitle the itemholder to participate in games of

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eliminating bus driver positions from the district’s personnel roster. The district will also cut 29 teaching and administrative positions. Other cuts discussed by Superintendent Lori Handler included the elimination of library, cafeteria and building aides. Art, music and physical education classes for students in kindergarten through grade three would be recommended for elimination. Junior high and freshmen athletics are on the chopping block. Extracurricular cuts and higher pay-toparticipate fees are in the recommendations. Transportation transitions to two shifts with K-3 students and grade 4-6 students in the same buildings having different start times. “We don’t like this,” Harness said. “But I don’t know what we can tell the residents we have not already told them. We have no other choice when it comes to revenue.”

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written under Winton Woods City School District letterhead. In exchange for those statements being issued, Russell dropped his suit. “For anyone who interpreted my comments as at-

Concert benefits scholarship fund North College Hill High School Music Department will have the 12th annual Mike’s Night Benefit Concert 7-10 p.m. Friday, March 16, in the North College Hill Junior/ Senior High School Performing Arts Center. The scholarship benefit concert is presented in the memory of Mike Westermen, a member of the North College Hill High School Trojan Band. The scholarship benefits graduates of North College Hill who pursue music degrees

in college. Westermen was killed while on vacation with his family on June 5, 2000, just days after completing his junior year at NCH. His dream of being musician and a school band director was cut short. In 2001, NCH High School students, alumni and community members staged a concert to raise money to start the scholarship. The concert is sponsored by Buddy Rogers Music, NCH Trojan Band Boosters. Performing will

be students, faculty and alumni. New this year is a raffle for two Kings Island tickets. Everyone one attending will be given one chance, and every donation of $5 or more will get an additional entry. There will be a reception after the concert sponsored by the NCH Band Boosters. Admission donation of $2 at the door is requested to benefit the Mike Westermen Scholarship Fund. Call 729-4783 for directions.


year of no action, the city decided to act on its own. “We can’t maintain a moratorium forever,” he said. Since the city first became aware of the issue involving Internet sweepstakes, two businesses have approached city administration about the possibility of bringing an Internet cafe to Forest

Park. Chris Anderson, community and economic development director, said the city considers the cafes a form of gambling that is “skirting laws” that pertain to gambling. He said H.B. 195 is likely to make the city’s efforts a non-issue, the bill hasn’t gained any traction on the state level.

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gift cards, phone cards, credit cards and other items that are redeemable. Hodges said Forest Park waited for the state to take action on the Internet cafe issue, but after a tributing racial motives to Mr. Russell himself, that was certainly not my intention,” Holden wrote in her statement. Russell, who said Thursday he was commissioner of the new league “for three meetings,” and his attorney met with Holden and school attorneys in August in hopes of resolving his complaints. When it

wasn’t, Russell sued Holden and the school district. “It’s not an apology,” Holden said of her Thursday statement. She also isn’t backing down from her racially charged comments last year “except as it relates to Mr. Russell,” she said Thursday. “I think I still feel that way,” she said of her allega-

tions of racial discrimination. “I stand behind the letter I wrote last year.” A reason Russell resigned as league commissioner – “It was really a glorified secretary/treasurer,” Russell said Thursday – was because of Holden’s comments and their fallout.


has four related bills she is working on now and is preparing a couple more to introduce. She also plans to encourage job creation and businesses in the district and state, and feels fortunate to have the same opponent as last election. “(Wilson) is starkly different from me,” she said. “He is still part of the Tea Party and will make it very easy for voters to understand the candidates.” She added that she does not think the district will be interested in voting for Wilson, because he supported removing money from local governments and also Senate Bill 5. She said he “wasn’t thinking things through, and was thinking of the actions, but not the consequences.” “The voters have seven months to learn about us,” Pillich said. “I’m looking forward to introducing myself to new voters and becoming reacquainted with others I’ve known.”

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deficit staring us in the face like we did the last time,” Wilson said. “But it’s clear we still have a tremendous amount of work to do.” To create a more business-friendly environment, Wilson said, Ohio needs to reform workers’ compensation and ease business regulatory laws. He said that, if elected, he will work to block the implementation of President Barack Obama’s health care reforms. He added Wednesday that he expects to run an aggressive election. “We have a winning message and we’re looking forward to a spirited race,” he said. The incumbent Pillich said she will continue to focus on veterans’ issues, adding that she currently

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Levy will sustain twp. fire department By Jennie Key

Springfield Township Fire Chief Rob Leininger said the voters last week helped preserve the department. Voters approved a 1-mill fiveyear fire levy on March 6 Leininger said this levy will Leininger help keep the quality of service steady. “This is not a levy about growth, or adding services, it has been about sustainability,” he said. “In the current climate we need to show our residents we are doing what we can to preserve the level of service they currently have.” The levy will raise

$684,055 more each year for operations of the fire department. The vote was 4,437 (about 65 percent) in favor and 2,411(about 35 percent) against the levy, according to unofficial results from the Hamilton County Board of Elections. About 28 percent of the 25,216 registered voters went to the polls. According to Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes, the levy will cost the owner of a home with a $100,000 market value an additional $29.68 per year. The department’s last levy passed in 2001, when officials said they expected the levy to last five years. Leininger said he was pleased not only with the passage of the levy but with the margin of victory, which he sees as a vote of confidence from the com-

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Restaurant lessons

Twenty-nine students in McAuley High School’s Creative Cooking Class were spellbound recently as three members of LaRosa’s Inc. presented an 80-minute program. Giving their time were Michael LaRosa, LaRosa’s CEO; Michelle Blamer McMahon, LaRosa’s vice president of franchise development, who is a 1987 graduate of McAuley; and Andy Ciolino, chef to Buddy LaRosa. This team of three provided a wealth of information to the students about restaurant careers,


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food nutrition and safety, business growth and plans, and, of course, pizza. They provided LaRosa’s new multigrain wheat crusts and sauce, and the students were able to add toppings of their choice and then bake the pizzas in McAuley’s six ovens. As they enjoyed the pizzas, the guests answered questions about LaRosa’s, and gave each student a small gift and a coupon. The young women realized how remarkable it is that a CEO of a prominent business, as well as his colleagues, would share their valuable time and resources with high school students. This was the second McAuley visit this school year by Michael LaRosa.


Three members of LaRosa's gave a cooking demonstration to McAuley High School; from left are Michael LaRosa, Michelle McMahon and Andy Ciolino.

Nadia Griffith, a student at Winton Woods Primary North was honored at the January Winton Woods City School District Board of Education meeting with the Kiwanis Character Is Key Award for caring for the month of December. Griffith thanked everyone for coming to the meeting. "Because God cares for me, I care for others," she said. Griffith is shown with Kiwanis member Jim Lawler and Superintendent Camille Nasbe. THANKS TO TERESA CLEARY.


SCHOOL NOTES John Paul II Catholic School

Fifteen students are participating in the Girls on the Run character development program. The 10-week program for girls in third through fifth grades encourages exercise, positive reinforcement and good role models. It helps girls understand their potentital by setting a goal and working hard to achieve it. Along with running, the girls will select a community project to work on and will conduct fundraising to assist with the cost of the program. ■ Seventh-graders Maria Hemmelgarn, Michael Vesperani, Ally Woeste and Conner Yauss, and eighth-graders Karin Jacobsen, Hailey Scully and Julie Treinen will compete at the district level of the Power of the Pen writing competition.

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Erin Daniels has been nominated to represent Ohio as a national youth correspondent to the 2012 Washington Journalism and

Media Conference at George Mason University in July. Daniels was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in journalism and media studies. National youth correspondents participate in hands-on, experiential learning through decision-making simulations that challenge them to solve problems and explore the creative, practical, and ethical tensions inherent in journalism and media. Speakers include prominent journalists, chief executive officers of major media outlets, researchers and recent college graduates successfully entering the field.

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Students in the early childhood education, culinary arts and hotel operations programs recently competed in the regional Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America competition. Gabrielle Whilloughby of Winton Woods High School, earned a gold medal in hotel linen operations and qualified for state competition.

Also earning medals in competition were: Seniors Armanda Hill (Mount Healthy High School), Abby McCreary (Sycamore High School) and Mariah McElroy (Winton Woods), silver medal in the early childhood education team event. Senior Sariah Ficklin of Winton Woods earned a silver medal in the language and literacy event. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a national nonprofit career and technical student organization for young men and women in family and consumer sciences education in public and private schools.

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Students in Myrtis Smith's Project Lead the Way engineering class recently visited Cincinnati's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health facility. At NIOSH, the students saw a presentation on hearing loss research that had a mannequin retrofitted to test the volume of noise. They also tried on electronic earmuffs, similar to those used by SWAT teams. The earmuffs magnify regular noises, but instantaneously block out noises over a certain decibel, such as a gunshot.

Winton Woods Elementary School

Twenty-eight fourth-graders recently were inducted into the National Elementary Honor Society, a program that recognizes elementary students for outstanding academic achievement and personal responsibility. Induced were Michelle Alaniz, Kamille Austin, Matthew Bernardo, Allen Donegan, Taylor Fields, Kylee Fritz, Kiara Gaines, Alan Garcia, Fatimata Gassama, Tajammal Hill, Jasmine Johnson,

SPECIAL SPELLER Cari Sullivan, a fifth grader at Winton Woods Intermediate School, made it to the 10th round against 61 other school champions in the WCPO Scripps Regional Spelling. Sullivan missed the word "hafiz" and was eliminated with only four other spellers remaining. She qualified for the regional spelling bee by winning her school spelling bee, taking an online test. PROVIDED.

Staff Sgt. Leslie Edwards, who served as a flight chief in the 617th Bombardment Squadron with the Tuskegee Airmen, and Chief Master Sgt. Jim Shaw, president of the Cincinnati chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, recently visited Roger Bacon High School. They spoke after students watched "Double Victory," a documentary about the group. Pictured from left are Ba'Ree Powell, Leslie Edwards, Ajee Williams, Bria Bonner and Jim Shaw. PROVIDED.

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Lady Owls make historic tourney run By Tom Skeen

Mount Healthy senior Brandi Henschen finished the season fourth in the FAVC in scoring at 13.8 points per game and was a key figure in the Lady Owls’ run to a sectional championship for the first time in 20 years.

MOUNT HEALTHY — Sitting at 12-8 and coming off back-to-back close losses at Talawanda and Harrison, the Mount Healthy Lady Owls basketball team entered the postseason as the No. 6 seed in the Division II sectional bracket and with momentum not on their side. Who would have guessed they would turn it into their best postseason result in 20 years? The Lady Owls knocked off eighth-seeded Bethel-Tate by 14 in the first-round, then took care of Goshen – the 11 seed – by 19 and found themselves in the sectional finals against the No. 1-seed, Indian Hill. Trailing 39-36 to the Lady Braves entering the fourth quarter, the Lady Owls outscored Indian Hill 24-3 – allowing no field goals, just three free throws – to go on to a 60-42 win and a sectional championship for the first time in 20 years. “I thought our kids improved tremendously,” coach Jim Pugh said. “We were definitely better in February than we were in Decem-


ber. I thought they worked hard, (were) very diligent and were dedicated as a team to improve.” Their season came to an end in the district finals against a 21-2 Carroll team who was the Division II state runner-up last season. After being picked to finish sixth in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference West division in the preseason, the Lady Owls were the only team to beat the division winner Winton Woods during the regular season and wound up with a third-place finish in the division. Senior Brandi Henschen, who was a three-year varsity player, finished the season fourth in the

FAVC in scoring at 13.8 points per game and was right on her average in the postseason. Erika Fitzpatrick finished the season averaging 11.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game and scored a postseason-high 24 points in the sectional final. Even with those two leading the team in scoring, it took all five players on the court to accomplish what they did in the postseason. The Lady Owls graduate four seniors, but return three of their top four scorers, including junior Chelsey Borden who averaged 9.5 points, nearly three rebounds and four assists per game this season.

Youth movement arrives early for Roger Bacon By Nick Dudukovich

ST. BERNARD — Roger Bacon High School head basketball coach Brian Neal knew his team had talent. But Neal also knew his team lacked varsity experience. After reaching the regional finals in 2011, the Spartans essentially started with a new squad. Prognosticators thought the Spartans would take some lumps this winter as players adjusted to the varsity game. But the squad, which is heavy on juniors and sophomores, had other plans. The Spartans went 12-3 and posted a 7-3-league record. The squad defeated Badin in the regular-season finale to win the Central title outright, giving Roger Bacon its fourth straight Central division championship. “(Winning the Central) was a big accomplishment for these guys,’ Neal said. “…I thought we were going to be darn good, but I had no idea when that was going to be and it happened sooner than when we thought it would be.” Junior Carlas Jackson is one of Roger Bacon’s young guns making a big impact. The 6-2 sophomore averaged 13.3 points per game. He scored 18 points during the Spartans’ onepoint sectional final win over North College Hill March 3. “His abilities on the offensive end are something that are beneficial…obviously, offensively he makes us a better team,” Neal said. Sophomore Austin Frentsos and junior Erik Edwards also proved to be ready for the varsity game. Like Jackson, the duo was named firstteam, all-league. Frenstos, who averaged 11.1 points per game, struggled to start the season but quickly proved he belonged on the floor. “The light bulb went on and basically, he’s averaging, if you take way the first five games, about 13 points per game,” Neal said. Edwards, a 6-3 forward with five double-doubles under his belt,

Roger Bacon sophomore Austin Frentsos averaged 11.1 points during the regular season. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Roger Bacon junior Jake Westerfeld's last-second layup lifted the Spartans over North College Hill in Division III sectional final play March 3. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

is a versatile player who can defend any position on the floor. He’s also tough. Despite being sick, Edwards gave the Spartans 10 points in their sectional semifinal win over Shroder. Fellow junior Jake Westerfeld, who is the only player returning from last year’s squad, has also

demonstrated his ability to shine as a playmaker. With five seconds left against North College Hill, Westerfeld took an inbound pass 94 feet for a layup to give the Spartans the victory. “He’s been our constant all year. He’s really the one guy we know what we are going to get from him on a daily basis,” Neal said. The 6-3 forward is only averaging 4.8 points per game, but when he shoots, he makes it count. Westerfeld was 58.4 percent from the floor this season. For the playoffs, he’s 10-of-14 (71 percent). With a league title and some playoff experience under their belts, there’s no question Spartans See BACON, Page A6

Aiken senior Willie Moore goes up for two of his 22 points in the Falcons’ 67-60 district final loss to Dayton Dunbar March 7. Moore was the high scorer in the game and finished second in the CMAC in scoring at 16.8 points per game. JOSEPH FUQUA II/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Falcons landed in district finals By Tom Skeen

COLLEGE HILL — The Aiken Falcons' 13-11 record doesn’t jump out at you, but when you look at the schedule they played, it’s very impressive. The Falcons faced the likes of Taft (twice), Middletown, Withrow, Moeller and La Salle, not to mention Lausanne High School - a topranked team in Tennessee. Six of Aiken’s opponents finished ranked in The Enquirer Division I and II-IV polls, while the Falcons finished ranked third in the Division II-IV pool. “If I wanted to win 16-17 games every year, we could’ve made a schedule that we could have ran through,” coach Leon Ellison said. “But if we did that, we would not be ready for games like we just played. I'm proud of the guys, and we challenged the guys with the schedule. For the most part we competed really, really hard with everybody.” The game Ellison speaks of is the one that brought the Falcons’ season to a close in the district finals at the University of Dayton. Dunbar – who is 24-0 and ranked first in the Associated Press Division II Ohio State poll – rallied from a 14-point deficit in the first half to knock off the Falcons 67-60. Aiken dressed just eight players due to academic situations. “I had a starter sitting and a key role player sitting be-

cause of school,” Ellison said. “I just don’t want to win that bad to play those guys. The guys who played did a fantastic job, they did a good job competing and I think we ran out of gas. Our schedule really prepared us for that game.” The Falcons were led by their two seniors, Paul Woodson and Willie Moore. Woodson finished with a doubledouble, pulling down 12 rebounds and scoring 12 points. Moore scored a game-high 22 points - including 13-14 from the free throw line. Moore, who is heading to Duquesne University next season, finished second in the Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference in scoring at 16.8 points a game, while Woodson finished second in the CMAC in rebounding with 13.1 a game. “They were huge,” Ellison said. “Having Willie and Paul out there all season, they became leaders when they used to just play. (Against Dunbar) they were leading, and they put it on themselves and were accountable. I’m so proud of those guys. There is nothing else they could have done, what more could you ask for?” Even though the Falcons lose their top scorer and rebounder, they return three of their top five scorers. Junior Austin Grimes is a doubledouble machine and averaged 13.3 points and12.4 rebounds a contest. Also, sophomore point guard Corey Cavins will be another year experienced and will run the show again for the Falcons.


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UC sophomore and Winton Woods grad Dayeesha Hollins was named to the All-Big East Second-Team. She averaged 14.4 points per game this season and scored in double-figures 23 of her 27 games, including 10-straight to close the regular season.

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St. Xavier senior swimmer

Andrew Brower and 2008 St. X grad Alex Smit made their Olympic Trials cut times, according to St. X assistant coach Tom Keefe. Brower swam the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:04.50 and Smit swam the 100meter butterfly in 55.07 at the USA Swimming Grand Prix in Columbus. Current or former St. X swimmers who qualified for the trials this summer in Omaha, Neb.: Brower, Smit, Alex Miller (class of 2010), Will Lawley (2009), David Mosko (2007), Jim Barbiere (2008) and Matt Columbus (2009).



La Salle’s Burger feted as top ‘Boy’ By Adam Turer

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

Forest Park girl signs with UC Natalie Smith of Forest Park, daughter of Kent and Maureen Smith, has committed to play Division I soccer at the University of Cincinnati during a Feb. 3 ceremonyatSt.UrsulaAcademy. Natalie was varsity soccer goalkeeper for St. Ursula Academy. During her play as a bulldog, she was part of the GGCL Championship team her junior and senior year and had several shutout games. She was named 1st team all-city and to the second team all-state Allstar team.


Natalie also plays club soccer for the Cincinnati Soccer Alliance. She won back-to-back state championships with her team, was on the regional runner-up team in 2009. She played on the state team several times, made the regional team two times. She also attended the U19 national camp in the summer of 2011. At St. Ursula, she is a member of the National Honor Society and the Girls Athletic Association (GAA).

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should be a force in the GCL for years to come. And Neal couldn’t be happier. “I’m proud of how the young guys developed and competed all year,” Neal said. “I’m proud of how they didn’t listen to everybody else who said we wouldn’t be as good because we’re so young.”

Sophomore Carlas Jackson scored 20 points and was one of three Spartans to score double figures as Roger Bacon defeated Fenwick 54-48 during the district finals at UD Arena March 8. The squad advanced to the regional semifinals and will play at Kettering Fairmont’s Trent Arena March 14.


La Salle High School’s Joe Burger is the 2012 winner of Ohio’s That’s My Boy Award, presented annually by the National Football Foundation and Southwest Ohio Football Coaches Association. Each year, the winner is chosen based on his performance on the field, in the classroom, and in the community. Burger has excelled in each of the three phases and was honored for his efforts on Feb. 28 at the banquet at the Westin in downtown Cincinnati. “The That’s My Boy Award is the most prestigious award that a football player in Cincinnati could win because the winner truly represents the ultimate student athlete,” La

La Salle senior linebacker Joe Burger, center, won the National Football Foundation's "That's My Boy" award. With him are his parents, Felicia and Bob Burger of Monfort Heights. THANKS TO GREG TANKERSLEY

Winton Woods kickboxer goes international At 15 years old, Marcus Newton (Williams) is already an internationallyranked athlete. This 165-pound, 5 foot, 9 inch freshman from Winton Woods High School competed in November at the third World Kickboxing Council (WKC) World Championships in Cadiz, Spain, and walked away with a gold medal in point fighting teams and a silver medal in Korean forms in the junior boys competition. Marcus said his grandmother, Carol Newton, was the one who got him into the sport, but it’s his

grandfather, Aries Newton, whom he calls his biggest supporter. The two traveled together to Spain for the world championships as part of the 200-member U.S. team. But the best part of the trip was when the gold medal was put around his neck. That first day of class was seven years ago when he began training with Anthony and Norene Price at Priceless Martial Arts on Northland Boulevard in Forest Park. There he studies Tang Soo Do, which means “The Way of the






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and led La Salle to a 7-3 season. In their seven victories, the Lancers’ defense held opponents to an average of 12 points per game. The 6’2”, 230-pound linebacker has received preferred walk-on opportunities for next season, but has yet to make a college decision. Burger also plays on the Lancers’ bas-

Salle head football coach Tom Grippa said. “I am so proud that Joe Burger won the 2012 That’s My Boy Award.” Burger earned Division I first-team all-state and all-district honors following his senior season in which he notched 103 tackles to lead the Lancers. He served as team captain

ketball team, which won a state title in 2011 and finished the 2012 season with a 21-2 record after being upset by Fairfield in the March 3 sectional final. His performance on the field is just a small part of what sets Burger apart from other high school football players. Burger holds a 3.92 grade point average. He is the vice president of La Salle’s National Honor Society and a member of student council. The award tallies points based on each nominee’s athletic achievement, academic performance, and community service efforts. Despite his rigorous schedule of sports, school and extracurricular activities, Burger finds time to perform service projects in the community and plans on attending a mission trip to Honduras this year.















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Reds sponsor 25-game diamond showcase Showcase events are commonplace in football and basketball. Similar events for baseball are harder to come by, but that is changing in an ambitious way this season. The inaugural Reds Futures High School Showcase presented by PNC will take place March 24 through April 2. Fifty teams from Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky will take part in a 25-game extravaganza at local ballparks. The weeklong affair leads up to the last preseason game for the Cincinnati Reds, the Reds vs. Futures Spring Showcase April 3 at Great American Ball Park. Players from the 50 partici-


pating teams will be invited to join the Reds players on the field during pregame festivities. The event is meant to be comparable to the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown, the opening-week football series in the fall. “It’s great to finally be able to stage an event like this for high school baseball in this area,” said Tom Gamble, president of InGame Sports, which is managing the event for the Reds. “If we can get close to where the Skyline Chili showdown is with football, we will really be on to something.” Many of the area’s top baseball facilities will be spotlighted, including Midland Field in Clermont County, Prasco Park in Mason, Simon Kenton High

School in Independence, and the University of Cincinnati’s Marge Schott Field. “Adding this high school showcase ties yet another generation of baseball players to this celebration of our city’s rich baseball heritage,” said Phil Castellini, Reds chief operating officer. Most of the games are league matchups or natural rivalries, highlighted by a Greater Catholic League doubleheader at UC March 28, and 10 teams from the Greater Miami Conference hooking up from March 2628 at Prasco Park. Tickets for all 25 games are $5. Each ticket purchased includes a voucher that is good for a future Reds game along with a coupon for a free Skyline

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Hilltop Youth Athletic Football and cheerleading signups are coming up. Returning participants can sign up from 2-4 p.m., Saturdays, April 14 and 28. Open registration is 4-6 p.m., Saturday, May 12; and 2-4 p.m., Saturday, June 2. Registration sessions will be at McEvoy Pary North Bend and Daly Road. For more information, visit hilltophawks, or call 931-0860.

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How sad that the people have spoken once again against a school levy, sending our schools down the slope from bad to worse. In 1997 the Ohio Supreme Court deemed our current system of funding public schools from property tax unconstitutional, because in less affluent districts, schools receive less money and suffer in quality as a result. This is a downward spiral, as poor schools lead to lower property values, which leads to less money for schools. The community fails to thrive and we all suffer in the long run. I’m at a loss to understand why Mount Healthy is so resolutely opposed to giving our children what they need – namely, the chance for a decent education. Although I don’t have children of my own I understand the ill that comes of a neighborhood full of kids who are poorly educated and thereby lacking in opportunities. Have we taken up the mantra of “no more taxes” to the point of forgetting the public good? What message do the children take


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from this, and surely from their demoralized teachers? When their time comes to be engaged citizens, what will they choose to give to the community that scorned them?

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Chip Bergquist, right, executive director of Waycross Community Media, accepts the Community Spirit Award given by the Winton Woods City School District Board of Education. The award is presented to individuals and organizations to recognize significant contributions to the district over a period of years. Dr. Camille Nasbe thanked Bergquist for his company's commitment to videotaping and televising district concerts, events, board of education meetings and election forums for many years. Bergquist is shown with board president Tim Cleary. THANKS TO TERESA CLEARY.

Highly skilled workforce always needed

Jobs. Jobs. Jobs. For many area residents, the search for meaningful and family-sustaining work is ongoing. At the same time, there are employers hunting for workers with the skills they need. The gap is an educational one. Many of those who are looking for a good career don’t have the training or education to begin in a high-demand field. Fortunately, Southwest Ohio residents have a wide range of public choices for career training and education – public colleges, universities, and careertechnical centers like Great Oaks Career Campuses.

Each serves a specific need. Career-technical centers offer career certification and college preparation for high school Robin White COMMUNITY PRESS students; they also offer certiGUEST COLUMNIST fication programs for adults who want to begin a new career in a year or less. For example, many area welders, law enforcement professionals, firefighters, electromechanical maintenance technicians, plumbers, medical of-

fice staff, and others got their start at Great Oaks. We must continue to close the education gap. One way to do so is to ensure that there’s a direct link between educational institutions and employers for the benefit of students. Great Oaks recently made a connection with Chris Hamm of Altimet, a brand-new aluminum processing facility in Batavia. We discussed their need for employees as they become established and continue to grow, and he expressed a desire to help our students develop skills that will make them successful in the future. We’re excited to

work with Altimet, and it’s one of hundreds of partnerships Great Oaks has with area businesses – from auto body shops to corporate offices to advertising agencies to beauty salons to manufacturing plants; and the list goes on. Each of those partnerships is designed to give our students real-world experience and a connection to future careers, while providing area employers with the chance to meet and mentor talented young people. That connection with business also ensures that the right training is available when needed. Great Oaks must anticipate

and meet the demand; that’s why we’ve recently begun high school programs like biotechnology and lodging management, and adult programs like dental assisting and plumbing. A strong link between educational partners is necessary, too. We’ve worked for decades with the outstanding public two-year and four-year colleges and universities in southwest Ohio, and together we can provide an educational path for those who want to continue to grow and advance in their careers. Robin White is president/CEO of the Great Oaks Career Campuses.

Partner up with a friend for work out success The New Year is here and the Y is thumping with energy! My thing at this time of year is seeing friends new and old placing their health and well being at the top of their priority list. For some of us, exercise is easy, as routine as brushing our teeth. To others, the ordinary routine has greatly been changed, and it is a struggle, mentally and physically, to do it. I’ve said it before, and I will say it again and again…it takes time to make physical activity a habit. Getting started and continuing an exercise program can be a challenging yet rewarding undertaking. About 50 percent of those

who begin an exercise program will drop out within six months. Research shows that 80 percent of people beJane lieve they're Doe more likely to COMMUNITY PRESS fit in workouts GUEST COLUMNIST and stick to their routines if they partner up. Even better, a study from the University of Pittsburgh reports that women who exercised with a friend lost a third more weight than those who hit the gym solo. So for all you “lifers” out

there, listen up! Someone you know may need your help. Fitness may be routine to you, but your spouse or friend might be another story. If you wished your better half would exercise more to relieve stress, drop a few pounds, or even spend more time together, I am sure that you’ve discovered nagging, bribing, or insulting them isn’t how to get them moving. If your partner is anything like mine, it has to be his idea first! Here are some ideas to get your loved one moving with you! » Think of the money you will save! The Y has adult and family memberships with so many

added benefits! Exercise classes, the pool, the free child watch, and family nights! » Cardio equipment has individual televisions! You can still be together but watch your favorite channel! » Do it for your dog! So, the vet mentioned that Fido has put on a few pounds and would benefit from regular walks… » Group Exercise classes are designed for men and woman. Love to dance? Try Zumba. » Throw them a compliment. Come home from the gym and say, “The Y has a Bench Press Club. I wish you would come with me to spot me so I can get my name on the board. You are

so patient and strong. I know I could do it with your help.” » Valentine’s Day is coming! Do something fun and active together. Take a hike. Walk in the park. There are many great gift ideas to make fitness fun, water bottles, mp3 players, heart rate monitors. The benefits of exercise are far too many to list and exercising with your partner will give an even great the payback to the body and mind.

Susan Leytze is the director of wellness for the Clippard branch of the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. You can reach her at 513-923-4466 or e-mail her at

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Morning Bootcamp at the Skyline Community Center, offers people who are serious about getting in shape a plan that should help them do it. From left, David Luken, Tom Stall, Mark Walsh, and Kris Frankenfeld follow the lead set by trainer Gary Terry. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

BOOT CAMP one way to get in shape By Jennie Key

Boot camp. Pushups. Sweat. A red-faced, screaming drill sergeant. Well, the sweat and the pushups are part of the picture, but there is no screaming drill sergeant running two boot camp fitness programs offered in Colerain Township by Fit Bodz. Fit Bodz founder Gary Terry does have a military background: he graduated from West Point and is an army fitness master. But he’s soft spoken, cajoling his classes to push themselves rather than intimidating with volume. Fit Bodz Boot Camps are based on training principles used at West Point and in the U.S. Army. Terry says the boot camps incorporate SAFE principles to create a well-rounded exercise program: Strength, Agility, Flexibility and Endurance exercises are included in the regimen. Whether you are a morning person who wants their first pushup to be the one that gets them out of bed for a 6 a.m. class, or someone who wants an early evening workout, there is a boot camp for you. The Beast Barracks Boot Camp is an intense intervalbased boot camp that focuses on pushing you outside your comfort zone. Terry says it’s a healthy fitness solution for people who want to make a change in their fitness program. It incorporates

David Luken, Springfield Township Fire Deparment, works with small dumbells as he paces himself through the stations set up by the trainer. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

cardio and strength exercises, agility drills and stretching to include Yoga stretches. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at 6 a.m., a half-dozen morning warriors find their way to the Skyline Community Center, 8500 Pippin Road for the workout. This morning’s class is comprised of four firefighters, a police officer and a violinist. Terry said a number of firefighters and police officers come and go, depending on their schedules. This class is built on a series of 12 stations, and in each session, participants build on what they have done before. Kris Frankenfeld, White Oak, is the violinist who plays with the Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra and

other orchestras in the city. She says she took the class to build endurance, and was looking for a challenge. Doug Eikens, who serves with fire departments in Colerain and North College Hill, said he joined the boot camp because he is serious about getting in shape. Colerain Capt. Mark Walsh said he was looking for a challenge and was one of the founding members of the group. He’s been in Boot camp since July and said Terry is a good motivator. “He pushes you to do more than you think you can, but in a polite way,” he said. “And working with a group keeps you motivated.” They start with a jog and for the next 70 minutes, work their way through calisthenics and exercise stations designed for strength training. Other days, it’s cardio and flexibility. The class ends with yoga-like stretches and a cool down, but there are no dry T-shirts at the end of the session. The cost is $150 for 12 sessions. You can get more information or sign up at the Fit Bodz website at The Evening Bliss Fitness Boot Camp meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30-7:15 p.m. This class focuses on helping people improve their strength, stamina, flexibility and weight loss. The cost is $8 per session and you are on a per-class schedule. David Luken, Springfield Township Fire Department, and Tom Stall, Colerain Township Fire Department, reach up during cool-down stretches led by trainer Gary Terry. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Colerain Township Fire Capt. Mark Walsh and violinist Kris Frankenfeld of White Oak push on with encouragement from trainer Gary Terry. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Tom Stall, Colerain Fire Department, participates in a cool-down at the end of the class. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Doug Eikens, North College Hill and Colerain fire departments and David Luken, Springfield Township Fire Department, do some abs work during boot camp. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS



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Art Exhibits Winter Wave, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 7000 Hamilton Ave., Willoughby Art Gallery. The exhibit features a variety of artwork from 19 artists who are blind or visually impaired, all of whom are enrolled in ceramics classes at Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Free. 522-3860; North College Hill. Judy Dominic Fiber Arts Display & Sale, Noon-4 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Ellenwood Nature Barn. Nationally recognized artist displays natural, recycled and textile fiver art sculptures, including baskets and wall hanging. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. Through March 25. 521-7275; Colerain Township.

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The McGing Irish Dancers will perform during a St. Patrick's Day Celebration of Song and Dance downtown at the main library, 800 Vine St. Foley Road also will appear. The celebration is 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 16. For more information, call 369-6900 or visit MEG VOGEL/THE COMMUNITY PRESS



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Bit O’ Storytelling, 7:30 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Ellenwood Nature Barn. The Greater Cincinnati Storytelling Guild tells stories from the British Isles. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Colerain Township.

Senior Citizens Movement Class for Seniors, 11 a.m.-noon, Guenther Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, $6, first class free. 923-1700; Monfort Heights. Exercise to Music, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, $1. 385-3780. Green Township. Open Bridge, 12:15-3:15 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Free. 385-3780. Green Township.

FRIDAY, MARCH 16 Art Exhibits Winter Wave, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Free. 522-3860; North College Hill. Judy Dominic Fiber Arts Display & Sale, Noon-4 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Free. 521-7275; Colerain Township.

Community Dance Cincy A2, 8-10:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Advanced level square dance club for experienced dancers. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Through Dec. 21. 929-2427. Mount Healthy.

Farmers Market Lettuce Eat Well Winter Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd., Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 661-1792; Cheviot.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger Forest Park, 1212 W. Kemper Road, 15-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300; Forest Park.

Music - Rock A Cry Farewell, 7:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., CD release show. With the Derived, Above Only, Too Many Drummers and A-Train. Doors open 7 p.m. $10, $8 advance. 825-8200; Forest Park.

Religious - Community Tibetan Buddhist Course: Foundation for Happiness, 7-8 p.m., Gaden Samdrup Ling Buddhist Monastery and Cultural Center, 3046 Pavlova Drive, The Eight Verses for Mind Training, taught from an 800year old text, designed to invoke inner reflection to develop a more peaceful, calm mind, which is the foundation for happiness. Course participants have assigned readings, participate in discussions, have an

From 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 18, walk along the Hike Bike Trail at Winton Woods to view an active heron nesting site through a spotting scope. For more informaion, call 521-7275 or visit PATRICK REDDY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

opportunity to ask questions and hear commentary on meditation practice. $10. 385-7116; Colerain Township. Lenten Mission on Forgiveness, 7:30-9 p.m., Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 17 Farragut Road, "Forgiving Others." With the Rev. Norm Langenbrunner and Jeanne Hunt. 825-8626. Greenhills.

Senior Citizens Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Arthritis Exercise, Noon-12:45 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Workout to videos geared to help lessen arthritis symptoms. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Weight loss support and accountability. For seniors. $28 annual fee. 385-3780. Green Township.

SATURDAY, MARCH 17 Art Exhibits Judy Dominic Fiber Arts Display & Sale, Noon-4 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Free. 521-7275; Colerain Township.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 18 Art Exhibits Judy Dominic Fiber Arts Display & Sale, Noon-4 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Free. 521-7275; Colerain Township.

Holiday - Easter Easter Bunny and Train, Noon-6 p.m., Northgate Mall, 385-5600; Colerain Township.

Holiday - St. Patrick’s Day St. Patrick’s Day Senior Funfest, 1-5 p.m., Lakeridge Hall, 7210 Pippin Road, Music by DJ Larry Robers. Includes soft drinks, beer, snacks, door prizes and photo. For ages 50 and up. $10. 521-1112. Colerain Township.

Lectures Lecture Series, 2 p.m., German Heritage Museum, 4790 West Fork Road, Free. Turnvereine in the Greater Cincinnati Area with Dan Woellert, Turnvereine historian. 574-1741; Green Township.

Nature Heron Rookery Viewing, 2-4 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Walk along the Hike Bike Trail to view an active heron nesting site through a spotting scope. Stop by the Winton Center for directions. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

Hoedowners, 8-10:30 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road, No prior dance experience necessary. Family friendly. $15. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Through May 19. 761-4088. Greenhills.


Holiday - Easter

Art Exhibits

Easter Bunny and Train, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Northgate Mall, 9501 Colerain Ave., Center Court. Visit Bunny and ride Easter Train. Family friendly. 385-5600; Colerain Township.

Judy Dominic Fiber Arts Display & Sale, Noon-4 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Free. 521-7275; Colerain Township.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke with Uncle Don, 9:30 p.m., Poor Michael’s, 11938 Hamilton Ave., Free. 825-9958. Springfield Township.

Nature Shamrock Hike, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Walk along the Great Oaks Trail and search for hidden shamrocks, each with a trivia question relate to St. Patrick’s Day or spring. Prizes awarded. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.great-

Chair Yoga, 9-10 a.m., Guenther Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Gentle yoga designed to improve flexibility, circulation, balance, and overall strength and flexibility. Class combines basic yoga poses, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques. $6, first class free. 9231700; Monfort Heights.

Holiday - Easter Easter Bunny and Train, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Northgate Mall, 385-5600; Colerain Township.

Music - Blues Blues Jam, 8:30 p.m., Poor Michael’s, 11938 Hamilton Ave., With Tri-state blues artists. Free. 825-9958. Springfield Township.

Religious - Community Awana Clubs, 6:30-7 p.m., First Baptist Church of Mount Healthy, 1210 Compton Road, Fellowship Hall. Join us for Awana Clubs with game time, memory verses, and bible study in personalized small groups and interactive large groups. Registration is completed on first night of attendance. Free. Registration required. 931-0477. Mount Healthy.

Seminars Job Search Seminar, 1:30-3 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Weekly speakers advise job seekers on how to conduct an effective job search. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.

Senior Citizens Chair Volleyball, 10 a.m.-noon, Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Indoor Cornhole, 10 a.m.-noon, Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3853780. Green Township.

Support Groups Crohn’s & Colitis Support, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, For those with Crohn’s Diseases, colitis, IBS and their family members. Includes presentations and discussion. Free baby-sitting with advance notice. Family friendly. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.


Exercise Classes

Art Exhibits

The Evening Bliss Fitness Boot Camp, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Instructed by Gary Terry, West Point Graduate, Army Master Fitness Trainer and Certified Personal Trainer. Focusing on helping individuals improve their strength, stamina, flexibility and weight loss. Bring mat, 3or 5-pound dumbbells and water. Ages 18 and up. $8. Through July 25. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Judy Dominic Fiber Arts Display & Sale, Noon-4 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Free. 521-7275; Colerain Township.

Health / Wellness

Holiday - Easter Easter Bunny and Train, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Northgate Mall, 385-5600; Colerain Township.

Literary - Book Clubs Green Township Senior Center Book Club, 10 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620

Epley Road, Read and discuss this year’s On the Same Page title, "The Submission," by Amy Waldman. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 385-3780. Green Township.

Strengthening and Range of Motion Class for Seniors, 10-11 a.m., Guenther Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, $6, first class free. 923-1700; Monfort Heights. Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3853780. Green Township. Vintage Artist, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Place for artists to paint together. Beginners welcome. Bring own supplies. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Knitting and Crocheting, 10-11:30 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Knit or crochet blankets for Project Linus. Yarn provided. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Wood Carving, 1-3 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Carve with Greenwood Chippers. Many different techniques used: relief carvings, scroll saw, figurines. Bring own tools. For seniors. Free. 3853780. Green Township. Wii Bowling, 2-3:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Zumba Gold, 1-2 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, $3. 385-3780. Green Township.

Senior Citizens

Support Groups

Movement Class for Seniors, 11 a.m.-noon, Guenther Physical Therapy, $6, first class free. 923-1700; Monfort Heights. Quilting, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Make blankets to donate to Project Linus and Children’s Hospital. For seniors. 385-3780. Green Township. Exercise to Music, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, $1. 385-3780. Green Township. Ceramics, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Stability Ball, 9:30-10 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Bring your own stability ball and work on strengthening your core. For seniors. 385-3780. Green Township. Euchre, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Open game. For seniors. 385-3780. Green Township. Pattern Dancing, 1-2:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Learn line dancing and have fun while exercising. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Billiards, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Free. 385-3780. Green Township.

Lose It for Life, 6:30-8 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Create and work personal plan to maintain your weightmanagement lifestyle. Get to the bottom of the emotional and spiritual issues that keep you from your ideal weight. Family friendly. Free. Registration recommended. 931-5777. Finneytown.

Support Groups Finding Your Way through Loss, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Support and 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. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.

THURSDAY, MARCH 22 Art Exhibits Judy Dominic Fiber Arts Display & Sale, Noon-4 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Free. 521-7275; Colerain Township.

Civic Hamilton County Park District Board of Park Commissioners Meeting, 1 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Free. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. Through Dec. 20. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

Holiday - Easter Easter Bunny and Train, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Northgate Mall, 385-5600; Colerain Township.

On Stage - Student Theater Noises Off, 8 p.m., La Salle High School, 3091 North Bend Road, $7-$15. Presented by La Salle High School Drama. 741-2369; Green Township.

Senior Citizens


Movement Class for Seniors, 11 a.m.-noon, Guenther Physical Therapy, $6, first class free. 923-1700; Monfort Heights. Exercise to Music, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, $1. 385-3780. Green Township. Open Bridge, 12:15-3:15 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, Free. 385-3780. Green Township.

Art Exhibits


Judy Dominic Fiber Arts Display & Sale, Noon-4 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Free. 521-7275; Colerain Township.

Exercise Classes The Evening Bliss Fitness Boot Camp, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, $8. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Health / Wellness Chair Yoga, 9-10 a.m., Guenther Physical Therapy, $6, first class free. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.

Holiday - Easter Easter Bunny and Train, 11

Art Exhibits Judy Dominic Fiber Arts Display & Sale, Noon-4 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Free. 521-7275; Colerain Township.

Cooking Events Post 530 Dinner, 5:30-7:30 p.m., American Legion Post Hugh Watson Post 530 Greenhills, Free admission. 825-3099. Greenhills.

On Stage - Student Theater Noises Off, 8 p.m., La Salle High School, $7-$15. 741-2369; Green Township.



BRIEFLY The Forest Park Women’s Club will present Remembering Norman Rockwell at its next meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at the Forest Park Senior Center, 11555 Winton Road. Ceci Wiselogel will present a program all about Rockwell’s light-hearted passion and wit and nostalgic portrayals of everyday life. An extensive display of Rockwell memorabilia includes many of the original Post magazine covers and art plates replicating his work will be at the meeting. All are welcome.

Ramp closed

As work proceeds to widen Winton/Gilmore Road at Interstate 275, the ramp from westbound I-275 to southbound Winton Road is scheduled to be closed beginning today until mid-September. One lane will be open in each direction on Winton/ Gilmore. Traffic will detour to the I-275westbound ramp to northbound Gilmore to access southbound Winton. One lane in each direction is open on Winton Road.

School nurse honored

Winton Woods City Schools nurse Cindy Marcou recently received the lifetime achievement award from the EF Foundation for Foreign Study. Marcou has been involved with the group for 12 years, with 11 of those years serving as International Exchange Coordinator for the high school. She’s retiring from her work with the EF Foundation in June. Marcou began hosting international high school students at her home in 2000 and has helped match 96 students with host families in her time with the group.

Filling vacancies

Forest Park is looking for dedicated residents to fill vacancies on several boards and committees. There are empty seats on the Beautification/ Conservation Commission, charter revision committee, economic development commission and the tax board of review. Residents interested in these open positions can contact Sally Huffman at 595-5208.

Garage sale

The Mount Healthy Alumni Association is now accepting vendor applica-

tions for the association's Annual Garage Sale. The sale is from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 14, in the Mount Healthy Junior/ Senior High School cafeteria, 8101 Hamilton Ave. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Scholarships available

Since 1973 the Forest Park Women’s Club has awarded scholarships to high school seniors. The scholarships are renewable to students who live within the Winton Woods school district or high school students who are a child of a Forest Park Women’s Club member. Each applicant needs to complete the scholarship application form, available through the guidance counselor at high schools or by calling Mary Lou Aufmann at 825-7941. Deadline to apply it Monday, April 30. Send completed applications to the Forest Park Women’s Club, care of Mary Lou Aufmann, education chairperson, 691 Carlsbad, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45240.

Vision month

March is Save Your Vision Month according to the American Optometric Association, and the Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired (CABVI) and Clovernook Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired want to remind you that there’s no better time to begin practicing healthy vision habits. Throughout the month, both organizations will offer helpful tips on their social media pages ranging from how food and nutrition can help your eyes to taking care of your eyes when working at a computer all day. “Just like the rest of your body, your eyes need to be treated with care everyday,” CABVI Executive Director John Mitchell said. “Instilling healthy habits now can help you reduce the chances of certain impairments later in life.” “Similarly, now is a great time to proactively learn about various options available to you if you are experiencing low or decreased vision,” President and CEO Robin Usalis added. “Both Clovernook Center and CABVI offer a wide range of assistance programs designed to help people with decreasing vision.” More information about Save Your Vision Month, CABVI and the Clovernook Center can be accessed at: and, respectively.

Yard judges needed

Forest Park is seeking judges for its 2012 Yard Beautification Contest.This year’s contest is scheduled for June 8-9. If interested, contact Rachel Hackmann at 595-5202 or

ABLE registration

Registration for Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE) will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, March 20 and 21, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Mount Healthy. Attendance at registration is required in order to attend ABLE classes. Call Scarlet Oaks to register at 771-8881 or go the sessions on March 20 and 21. Classes are at the church 9:30 a.m.-noon Tuesday through Friday. These classes are intended to prepare students for the GED tests as well as provide basic skills and college preparation. Tutors are provided and the program is free.

Walk club starting

Adults are invited to get their year started on the right foot by joining Walk Club, sponsored by Hamilton County Park District and The Christ Hospital Senior Care Preferred Plus. This club is for age 50 and up and kicks off Wednesday, March 14, at 11 a.m. inside the Winton Centre Auditorium at Winton Woods. Walkers are invited to bring a lunch and a healthy side dish to share and learn about the upcoming opportunities with Walk Club. There will also be a stroll around Winton Lake after lunch. All Walk Club events will take place throughout the year at different parks. The walks are led by park

district volunteers in a fun and friendly environment. It is a free and flexible program that allows walkers the option to choose how many days a week they wish to participate. Along with bi-monthly meetings promoting healthy living, the club also offers additional nature hikes led by Park District naturalists. A valid Hamilton County Park District motor vehicle permit ($10 annual; $3 daily) is required to enter the parks. Fernbank Park is a cooperative venture with the Cincinnati Park Board; a motor vehicle permit is not required. For additional information, please visit or call 513-521-PARK (7275).

St. Patrick breakfast

Llanfair’s Retirement Community’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Green Pancake Breakfast will be 6:30-10 a.m. Friday, March 16, in the Larchwood Building, 1722 Larch Ave. Cost is $5 per person payable at the door. Tours of the center will be available. Please RSVP by March 14. Call Kim Kaser at 513.591.4567 or

Girls night out

An “Almost Free” evening of food, fun and friends during a Girls Night Out will be 7-9 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at the Centennial Barn, 110 Compton Road. You can choose among sample classes in NIA or Zumba or yoga. Learn about nutrition, meditation, aromatherapy, visualization for relaxation or laughter yoga. Top it off with chair massage, healthful cooking and self-defense tips from trusted, local professionals. All of this for only $10 prior to the night; dropin registrations at the door are $15. Space is limited so

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Chicken dinner

St. Ann Church in Groesbeck presents its annual “Indiana Style” Chicken Dinner from 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, at the church, 2900 W. Galbraith Road. The fried chicken dinner with all the trimmings, includes homemade desserts and beverage. Cost for adults is $11 and youngsters under 12 are $5 each. Carryout, utilizing a separate line, is also available. There will a split the pot and a raffle with prizes that include a $500 cash prize, a handmade Amish “Wedding Ring” quilt, an exclusive autographed Fontanini Nativity set with manger, Cincinnati restaurants gift cards, Kindle Fire, one-night stay at The Cincinnatian Hotel with $100 gift certificate to McCormick and Schmick’s, gift certificate to French Lick/West Baden Indiana Resort and more.

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Purchase Crazy About Cookies Cookbook by Krystina Castella or an Eric Carle All Occasions Note Card Set – only $5 each! For more information on Kohl’s community giving, visit Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise is not eligible for discounts or other promotional incentives. Styles may vary by store. While quantities last; sorry, no rain checks. TM & © 2011 Eric Carle LLC. Crazy About Cookies © 2010 by Krystina Castella. Used with permission from Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. CE-0000502075

UNITED METHODIST Christ, the Prince of Peace United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513) 385-7883 Rev. Mark Reuter Sunday School 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available “Small enough to know you, Big enough to care”


8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 "When Love Speaks: Why Have You Forsaken Me?" 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



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

680 W Sharon Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45240


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Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

Church By The Woods Sun Worship 10:00am Childcare Provided 3755 Cornell Rd 563-6447 ............................................

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. Spiritual Checkpoint ... Stop In For An Evaluation!

Taiwanese Ministry 769-0725 Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

Corner of Compton and Perry Streets 513-931-5827 Sunday School 8:45 - 9:45am Traditional Worship 10:00 - 11:00am Contemporary Worship 11:30 - 12:30 Nursery Available. Handicapped Accessible. "Come as a guest. Leave as a friend".

Sharonville United Methodist

8:15 & 11amTraditional 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.



Rev. Milton Berner, Pastor

Worship & Sunday School 10:30 a.m, Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Sundays

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FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH 8580 Cheviot Rd., Colerain Twp 741-7017 Gary Jackson, Senior Pastor 9:30am Sunday School (all ages) 10:30am Sunday Morning Service Sunday Evening Service 6:30pm Wedn. Service/Awana 7:00pm RUI Addiction Recovery (Fri.) 7:00pm Active Youth, College, Senior Groups Exciting Music Dept, Deaf Ministry, Nursery

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(Office) 946 Hempstead Dr. (513) 807-7200 Jody Burgin, Pastor We meet Sundays at 10:30 am 8916 Fontainebleau Ter. Performing Arts Ctr. - Finneytown High School Childcare provided

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



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

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

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

Phone: 385-9077 Rev. Michelle Torigian Sunday Worship: 10:30am Sunday School: 9:15am Nursery Available/Handicap Access


Life here on our little patch of heaven is never boring. We were splitting logs yesterday when I spied something hanging loosely curled in between two rows of wood. I was stacking more wood next to those rows and Rita there it Heikenfeld was: a RITA’S KITCHEN snake. In less than 3 seconds, I shrieked, threw the wood from my arms onto the ground and bolted. My husband, Frank, who couldn’t hear the shriek over the wood splitter but did see me bolt, asked what was wrong. I pointed to the snake. He laughed – it wasn’t a snake at all but simply



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the challenge, fellowship, and camaraderie of this great sport. TUKANDU Cycling Club was incorporated in 1999, the name actually being a stylized version of the phrase of “two can do,” because, on a tandem bicycle, two can do. The club, owning a number of tandems, will hold cycling events this year on the second or third Saturday morning starting in early April and continuing through early October. On the Loveland Bike Trail, members may ride anywhere from a few miles up to as much as 50 miles, depending upon conditions of the day and the comfort level of each team. The club’s purpose is to bring cyclists, sighted and visually impaired, together for their mutual satisfaction through the challenge, fellowship, and camaraderie of the sport. Through its own resources and from outside donation of equipment and funds, the club owns a number of tandem bicycles. To continue with its

LOCKLAND 310 Dunn Street 513-821-0062 NORWOOD 5501 Montgomery Rd. 513-631-4884 SPRINGDALE 11365 Springfield Pike 513-771-2594


The TUKANDU Tandem Cycling Club invites cyclists and friends to its annual membership meeting at 5 p.m. Saturday, Mach 17, in one of the meeting rooms at LaRosa’s pizza, 2411 Boudinot Ave. There will be food followed by a planning session for the 2012 summer cycling season. To help with food costs, a donation of $5 per person is requested. At club events are between April and October, pairs of riders with the front rider dubbed as captain and the one on the back dubbed the stoker, cycle on Saturday mornings. With TUKANDU, the stokers are blind or visually impaired. Millions of people enjoy cycling. Blind and visually impaired people are also able bodied and are no different from anyone else in this respect. This is why TUKANDU was originally formed, to offer the opportunity of cycling to blind and visually impaired people and friends to share in

vitality, TUKANDU strives to recruit new members, both fully sighted and visually impaired, by acquiring better equipment, and by attracting more funding to accomplish its goals. In addition, it is continually seeking more volunteer captains and drivers, the drivers serving on an occasional or frequent basis to help with transportation of the visually impaired riders (or stokers) to events. Robert Rogers, president and event coordinator of TUKANDU, seeks to arrange for rides for stokers each time, he, himself, sometimes not even able to get from his home in the Covedale area to events because of the transportation issue. For information or to comment, call Robert Rogers at 513-921-3186. For more, visit the web site

MEETING NOTICE The Board of Trustees of the Community Programming Board of Forest Park, Greenhills, and Springfield Township will meet on Wednesday, March 14,7:30 PM, at 2086 Waycross Road, Forest Park. 2086 Waycross Road., Foresc Park, OH 452402717 513-825-2429 Fax: 513-825-2745 1001693904



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DEATHS Boyd Ringo Boyd Ringo, 85, died March 2. Survived by wife Marie Ringo; children Kim (Sam) Hayes, Lynn (Jon) Mooney, Bill Ringo; grandchildren Joshua, Lindsey, Michael, Thomas, Sarah, James; four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son Allen Ringo. Services were March 9 at Messiah Lutheran Church. Arrangements by NeidhardSnow Funeral Home.

Dick Schutte Richard “Dick” Schutte, 91, died Feb. 24. He was a computer consultant with Great American Insurance. Survived by wife Elvera “Wee-

rie” Schutte; children Debra (Gary) Diehl, Thomas (Arlena), Stephen, Richard Schutte, Schutte Jennifer (Robert) Cox, Mary Beth (Lawrence) Gibbs; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son Joseph Schutte, siblings Audrey Kennedy, Elaine Zoller, Robert Schutte Services were March 3 at St. Clare Church. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati or as Masses.

Rita Stahley Rita Prickel Stahley, 94, Groesbeck, died March 2. Survived by children Dennis, George Wayne, Charles, Darrell, Paul, James Stahley, Elaine Gauck, Beverly Stahley-Burck; 18 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; many greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by husband George Stahley,son Robert Stahley. Services were March 7 at St. Ann Church. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to St. Ann Church.

Survived by daughters Diane (the late Jerry) Vandegraft, Vickie (David) Koenig; eight grandchildren; 15 Valvano great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Martin “Malio” Valvano, son

ABOUT OBITUARIES Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 853-6262 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 or pricing details. Ronald Valvano. Services were March 6 at Twin Towers. Arrangements by Meyer


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Marie Wiley Valvano, 95, died March 2.

Arrests/citations Juvenile female, 16, disorderly conduct at 11370 Kary Lane, Feb. 21. Steven Lambert, 33, 11570 Folkstone, resisting arrest at Farmington and Farnham, Feb. 24. Sarai Figvereo, 20, 11610 Hanover, criminal damaging at 11610 Hanover, Feb. 26. James Deng, 38, 1258 Jeremy Court, disorderly conduct at Winton and Waycross, Feb. 27. Samir Patel, 33, 9317 Oliver Knoll, weapons while intoxicated at Winton and Omniplex, Feb. 27. Devonte Yarbrough, 22, 5296 Southgate Blvd., obstructing official business at 612 Dewdrop, Feb 27.

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Springfield Township: Chief David Heimpold, 729-1300 » Mount Healthy: Chief Al Mark Waldeck, 728-3183 » Cincinnati District 5, Captain David Bailey, 569-8500 » North College Hill: Chief Gary Foust, 521-7171 » Greenhills: Chief Thomas Doyle, 825-2101 » Forest Park: Chief Phil Cannon, 595-5220. Brittany Lewis, 25, 23 Green Street, criminal damaging at 631 Northland Blvd., Feb. 23.

Incidents/reports Breaking and entering Reported at 580 Dewdrop,

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Feb. 22. Burglary Residence entered and game system and TV valued at $475 removed at 720 Northland Blvd., Feb. 21. Domestic violence Female reported at Framingham, Feb. 22. Misuse of credit card Card used without consent at 96 Versailles, Feb. 21. Rape Female reported at West Kemper Road, Feb. 20. Theft $150 taken through fraudulent means at 1143 Smiley Ave., Feb. 14. Attempt made at 11967 Chase Plaza, Feb. 22. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 11010 Southland, Feb. 23. Laptop valued at $1,100 removed at 2050 Stapleton , Feb. 23. Unauthorized use of motor vehicle Victim reported at 2040 Quail Court, Feb. 19.

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Butler County Medical Center and TriHealth are combining resources and strengths to help the residents of Butler County live better. Now Bethesda Butler County’s strength in customer service and quality care is complemented by TriHealth’s integrated system and award-winning specialty care. Planning has already begun to add a new emergency department as well as cardiology services to serve the needs of this growing community. We’re excited to bring even more services to Butler County. Please visit or call 513 569 5400 to find a doctor or to learn what we can do for you.

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Come celebrate spring and Easter at Northgate Mall. You’ll find your favorite stores filled with the season’s freshest new looks, plus springtime fun with somebunny special.

Nationally renowned authors and speakers Father Norman Langenbrunner and Jeanne Hunt have preached hundreds of parish missions throughout the United States. Our Lady of the Rosary Parish will host the two for two more Fridays of Lent where they will address one of the most essential and most difficult elements of our spiritual lives: Forgiveness. The sessions will take place from 7:30-9 p.m. in

The Easter Bunny Arrives

Saturday, March 17

Hop over to Center Court for visits and photos with the Easter Bunny through April 7, and enjoy a ride on the fabulous Easter Train! Mon – Fri: 11am – 8pm Sat: 10am – 8pm • Sun Noon – 6pm Pet Photos: Sun, April 1 • 6pm – 8pm

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with Bunny Portrait Purchase • Saturday, March 17 The first 10 families only • Mondays – Fridays in March The first 5 families each day. Limit one FREE Pillow Petz per family. Available only while supplies last.

Saturday, March 24 • 9am (FREE!)

Don’t miss this eggsciting free event! Space is limited to 250 children, so hurry over to the Customer Service Center before March 21 to register and pick up your tickets. Ages 10 and under only.

yond all of these blocks to our spiritual life? It is the perfect way to enter deeply into Lent to prepare for the new birth of Easter. Everyone is welcome to attend the Lenten Mission, as well as our fish fries which take place from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Catholic Center Cafeteria. Stations of the Cross are prayed in the Church from 7-7:20 p.m. For more information call Kathy Klich, 8258626.


American Legion Post Hugh Watson Post 530 Greenhills, 11100 Winton Road.

Post 530 Dinner, 5:30-7:30 p.m. DJ Entertainment by GJR Productions. Cash bar. $9 deep fried cod fish with French fries,


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the church, 17 Farragut Road, Greenhills, on March 16, and 30. March 16 – Forgiving Others. We know our faith tells us to forgive, but how can we manage to do that? March 30 – Forgiving God. It sounds strange, perhaps unthinkable to some, that we should find it necessary to forgive God. And yet the world is full of people who are upset with God, and especially God’s Church. How do we move be-


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Saturday, March 24 • 10:30am Join the hunt for delicious candy-filled Easter eggs. Some will also have prizes inside! Space is limited, so register and pick up tickets at Customer Service today. Ages 10 and under only.

Shop Macy’s, Sears, Aéropostale, The Children’s Place, American Eagle, Victoria’s Secret and many more great stores.

Hop aboard the Easter Bunny Express for a train ride to visit the Easter Bunny and enjoy an Easter egg hunt. GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS Adults $13 ea. • Children (5-16) $10 ea. Toddler (2-4) $6 ea. • Under 24 mo. Free (Regularly $18.50/adult, $15.50/child and $8.50/toddler)

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