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Nominate a Sportsman The fourth annual Community Press Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year online contest is kicking off Monday, April 2. Readers can nominate any high school junior or senior starting athlete who demonstrates the highest qualities on the field of play, in the classroom and in the community throughout the 2011-2012 school year. They can do so by clicking on the 2012 Sportsman of the Year logo on, finding their community newspaper and following the prompts. The nomination period ends Monday, April 16. All the nominations will be considered for male/female ballots that represent specific community newspapers, such as Hilltop Press. Winners will receive a certificate and a story in their Community Press newspaper June 20-21. Questions? Email with the subject line: 2012 Sportsman of the Year.

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Students StEP into valuable lessons Program also good for environment

volved in the process of making cuts for some time, as the district also cut $2.6 million prior to the start of this school year. In a press release dated March 23, Middleman states the teachers association and district have “always been a good steward of public money” and the need to do more with less. “However, the time is very near when Winton Woods City Schools will have no choice but to do less with less,” she said, via press release. Middleman notes there isn’t much left to cut, as the district is trying to prevent the loss of athletics and fine arts programs. See BUDGET, Page A2

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Fourth-graders Danny Marlar, left, and Troy Jones prepare to sell their items during the StEP Marketplace at Winton Woods Elementary School. ROB DOWDY/ THE COMMUITY PRESS and Reuse!" StEP is a program that began at the University of Cincinnati. The top three earning classes at the elementary school will participate in a special marketplace event at the university in May,

when they’ll compete against various other local schools. Fritz said students were also encouraged to bring in recyclable items for Warrior Bucks, which they could spend at the marketplace.

Winton Woods schools to cut $1.5 million from budget By Rob Dowdy Winton Woods City Schools is preparing to cut $1.5 million from its 2012-2013 budget, and more cuts could be coming before the start of next school year. The district announced the proposed cuts were expected to be voted on during during the March 26 Winton Woods City Schools Board of Education meeting. Superintendent Camille Nasbe said the cuts come after reductions in state funding, the elimination of federal funding and increases in health care costs. The budget cuts include the

By Jennie Key The Mount Healthy School District laid off 33 bus drivers at the March 19 board meeting, but most of them expect to be back behind the wheel in the fall. They will be working for a private bus company. The board of education voted unanimously at the meeting to enter into a fiveyear contract with Petermann Ltd. to provide transportation services for the district at its current levels. The board said in February that whether a March 6 school levy passed or failed, it would pursue contracting for transportation services, and cut almost $4 million from Handler its 2012-2013 budget of about $34 million. A 7.96 mill property tax levy was voted down March 6 with an unofficial count of 2,654 Pennell against to 1,651 for the levy. Petermann’s contract calls for the district to pay $1,505,828 for bus service for the 2012-13 school year. The district’s estimated cost to provide transportation was $2.3 million. Figures provided by John Pennell, executive director for administrative services, said the district expects to save $828,741through outsourcing its busing in the first year. The estimated savings over the five-year contract is more than $4.3 million. Under the contract, Petermann will lease the current fleet and the transportation facility. As new buses are needed, Petermann will buy them, and if the district ever decides to take back transportation, Petermann will sell the buses to the district at a depreciated value. Superintendent Lori Handler said the laid-off drivers will become Petermann employees. She said the Petermann bid was not the lowest bid, but was the best bid, allowing Mount Healthy to retain ownership of the fleet and the transportation center

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Winton Woods Elementary School students are learning about the economy while also doing some good work for the environment. The school’s StEP (Student Enterprise Program) Marketplace was March 23 in the school’s gymnasium. During the event, thirdand fourth-graders sell items they made from recycled or reused materials for Warrior Bucks, which students earn through good behavior. Students sold reusable crayons, which were melted down crayons students brought from home, paint swatch bracelets and fuzzy buddies, which were scrap pieces of felt made to look like various animals. Fourth-grader William Bodley, whose group created flower pens out of recycled materials, said making products to sell was a difficult task, but it was worth it to participate in the marketplace and buy items from classmates. “The harder we work, the better (our items) turned out,” he said. The school held a similar event this past winter, with a focus on giraffe heroes, or those who stick their necks out to help others. Marketplace Coordinator Karen Fritz said the theme of the spring marketplace was “Be a Giraffe Hero … Recycle, Reduce


elimination of nine teaching positions, support staff, the family support specialist, nurse’s assistant, speech pathologist, security detail, four Nasbe clerical positions, a reduction in after-school supplements, reduction in the substitute teacher fund, a five percent increase in health benefit contributions for administrative staff, outsourcing of custodial services and the elimination of high school bussing. Winton Woods Teachers Association President Lisa Middleman said the group has been in-



City to offer early retirement incentives By Rob Dowdy

FOREST PARK — Forest Park is making is easier for some to retire in the wake of changes in the state retirement system In a move to combat changes at the state level that could effect current employees, Forest Park has created an early retirement program. Forest Park City Council approved an early retirement incentive program during its March 19 meeting. The program would al-

low city employees to choose to retire early and receive 10 percent of their base salary upfront, as well as keep their jobs but earn 75 percent of their salary before retirement. The program will continue until 2017. Human Resources Director Tye Smith said employees can opt in or out whenever they want, though opting in early allows them to receive the full five years. Early retirement in this case would also allow employees to earn the current benefits of the state's retirement package, and

avoid changes to the current system. City Manager Ray Hodges said the city’s been Hodges working on the program since last year in hopes of giving employees the chance to accept retirement benefits under the current plan. He said the state may take away benefits and increase the amount of years employees must work. Hodges said there are 14

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Nasbe said the district has attempted to make budget cuts that will have the least amount of damage for students, though they won’t be unscathed by the budget maneuvers. She said with fewer teachers, students will likely see less class options and larger classes. If state and federal cuts continue, Nasbe said future budget reductions are likely. “Public policy is working against what our kids need,” she said. “These students deserve the best education we can possibly give them.” Nasbe said when the district passed its 2009 levy, there was a promise to the community not to return to the ballot for three years. While that time has passed, she said district officials didn’t want to ask for additional money so soon after passing a levy.

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and giving jobs to the drivers. Representatives from Petermann met with drivers last week to talk about the transition. Trish Statt has been a Mount Healthy bus driver for about 10 years. She said the surprises in last week’s discussions were mostly pleasant ones. “It’s not as painful as many feared,” she said. “We have the opportunity to continue to work, the insurance costs for us are a little higher, but it’s manageable, I think.” Statt said the period of not knowing what was going to happen has been agonizing for some, and she thinks drivers are happy to have something solid. “It’s hard when you are not sure if you are going to have a job,” she said. “We’ve had lay offs before and then been called back. Now, it won’t be so dependent on a levy passing, so that is a relief.” Handler said the arrangement does not bring back high school busing. Under the contract, the service remains the same. Joe Faessler, vice president of business development for Petermann, said the service should look the same. “The buses will still say ‘Mount Healthy’ on the side,” he said. “It is our intention to have the same drivers, slightly updated buses, more training. If we do our job right, the parents should not even notice a change. The school district has a $34 million annual budget. The district is expected to cut about 30 more classified positions, and 29 teaching and administrative positions because of the the March levy defeat. 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.


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The Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance and the Forest Park Environmental Awareness program have again joined forces to offer discounted energy assessments and retrofits for participating homes. Homeowners participating can save money on improvements that include insulation checks, diagnostic checks and numerous other tests and improvements. PROVIDED.

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Energy efficiency program returns to Forest Park By Rob Dowdy

FOREST PARK — Residents in Forest Park once again have the opportunity to save money on their energy bills through a special program. The Forest Park Environmental Awareness Program and the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance are offering a comprehensive home weatherization program at a savings of 50 percent for residents. The program allows those registered to receive 15 percent savings on any insulation and air sealing done to the home, which is courtesy of the city’s environmental awareness program. An additional 35 percent in savings on heating and air conditioning systems, heat pumps, water heaters, energy-efficient windows and numerous

other options. Wright Gwyn, environmental awareness director, said the program, which began last year, was a big success, with 50 residences taking part to become more energy efficient. He said while the environmental awareness program has the funds to cover this year, those same funds may not be available in 2013. “If people are interested in this program, this is the year to do it,” Gwyn said. Andy Holzhauser, executive director of the Energy Alliance, said not only is the program helping residents save money on energy bills, but it’s also creating jobs. He said each home audit and retrofit done through the program takes 90 hours of local manual labor, and the increased number of homes participating in Forest Park has added to the local economy.

“We’re having real jobs created,” Holzhauser said. “We’re proud of that.” Gwyn said he’s hoping to double the number of city participants this year to 100 residences. Residents considering joining the program will need to register with the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance. Gwyn said residents can call him to receive the information or attend an open house 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at the Forest Park Senior Center, 11555 Waycross Road. Forest Park and Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance representatives will be there for any questions residents have, and contractors who will perform the work will also be on hand to answer questions. For additional information, contact the Environmental Awareness Program at 595-5263.

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Emily Cleary, a senior at Winton Woods High School, was honored as January's Gold Star Kiwanis Student of the Month at the Winton Woods City School District Board of Education meeting. She is shown being presented with the award by Kiwanis member Jim Lawler. Looking on are Camille Nasbe, superintendent, and board president Tim Cleary. PROVIDED.

Jane Kennedy, Secondary PTA hospitality chairwoman, left, Alan Robertson, Finneytown school district superintendent, and Karen Mahan, Secondary PTA community service chairwoman at the PTA Founder's Day.



Finneytown PTA honor volunteers Finneytown Secondary PTA celebrated PTA Founder’s Day Feb. 28, a national day set aside honoring PTA founder’s by recognizing longtime PTA parent volunteers who have their youngest son or daughter graduating this year from Finneytown High School. Karen Mahan, Community Service chairwoman, and Jane Kennedy, Hospitality chairwoman, were recognized for serving in their positions for over 12 years. Also honored for fulfilling PTA mission in various volunteer positions throughout the years

are longtime PTA members Diane Bolling, Molly and Dan Davenport, Sandy Crowell, Denise and Neil Bond, Cheryl Shrider, Erin Oehler, Pamela Taylor, Ruthann Schwartz, Tammy Haynes, Priscilla Green, Patty and Jeff Kathman, Kim and Mark Besserman, Tony and Karen Bramble, Mary and Brian Barkocy, Janet Theado, Patty and Jeff Vogt, Kim and Paul Quarry, Barb and Mike Pantano, and Carrie and Paul Cooker. District staffers, Barb Osborn, Sherry Enderle, Brenda Carr, Connie Hudson, Sandy Camden, and Beverly Thal were

also recognized their ongoing commitment to parent involvement in the Finneytown school community. Finneytown School District Superintendent Alan Robertson was present to receive a thank you pin for his ongoing support of parent involvement organizations in Finneytown including the Secondary PTA. District staffers, Barb Osborn, Sherry Enderle, Brenda Carr, Connie Hudson, Sandy Camden, and Beverly Thal were also recognized their ongoing commitment to parent involvement in the school community.

CCD artists earn recognition INDIAN HILL — The Scholastic Arts Competition recognized 29 Country Day Upper School students for their photography, drawing and painting. Scholastics, a regional and national competition, awards students in categories of visual arts and writing. Country Day had 11 Gold Key winners. The Gold Key is the highest regional prize. All Gold Key awards are considered for national level recognition in New York City. Country Day students find their artistic inspiration in many ways. Gold Key Portfolio winner Emily Ashwell is inspired by photographing ordinary things and making them interesting. Avery Maier says that this recognition can be attributed to the guidance and teaching of the Country Day fine arts department faculty. Many students will carry their talents on to college, and even professionally. Deve're Highsmith would like to major in graphic design and Jonas Luebbers would like to study either graphic design or architecture. Country Day has a successful history with the Scholastic competition. In 2011, Country Day had a record number of students win Scholastics, and this year CCDS topped last year's record with one Gold Portfolio, 12 Gold Keys, six silvers, and 14 honorable mention awards. "Scholastic Awards speak to the effectiveness of a compre-

Fifteen fifth- and sixth-graders from Winton Woods Intermediate School recently were inducted into the National Elementary Honor Society, which was established in 2008 to recognize students in both public and non-public elementary schools for outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated personal responsibility, provide meaningful service to the school and community, and develop essential leadership skills. The school's newest members of NEHS are, from left, Timothy James, Taryn Phillips-Smith, Celia Slaughter, Chanze Cromwell, Jayden Watkins, Marisa Harlan, Makayla Smith, Asiauna Massey, Leila Adams, Nefan Deng, Dieynaba Gassama, James Johnson, Tori White, Eliana Washan and Grace Epani. PROVIDED.


Terrace Park. Petra Palmer , a senior from Hyde Park. Emily Sprinkle, (two images) a senior from Forest Park. Charlotte Ward, a sophomore from Terrace Park. This work by Cincinnati Country Day sophomore Charlotte Ward is the recipient of a Gold Key award in the Scholastic Arts Competition. THANKS TO CHARLOTTE WARD

hensive K-12 art curriculum. Students need a period of time to develop the technical skills used to express their own voice," said fine art department chairwoman Carole Lichty-Smith, "because of our commitment to a comprehensive curriculum, students are better able to visually communicate on a deeper level." This year's winners include:

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Emily Ashwell, a senior from Mason.

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

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

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

The good things happening at Winton Woods Middle School can be seen as soon as you enter the school lobby. A newly installed television monitor keeps students, staff and visitors updated about calendar events and the good things going on around the school. Principal Lisa Votaw spearheaded the parent and community outreach project and funded it with grant dollars. Seventh-grader Tyreese Gooding is shown on the monitor. PROVIDED.

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Twenty-four eighth-grade students were awarded academic scholarships from local high schools valued at more than $200,000. Earning scholarships were: McAuley High School – Alex Reynolds and Hayley Scully. Moeller High School – Peter Glassmeyer and Zach Thomas. Roger Bacon High School – Macey Bierman, Jake Blaut, Henry Bollmer, Miranda Gullette, Brittany Jerger, Wesley King, Jeremy Larkin, Bill McConnell, Mackenzie McCoy, Drew Suffoletta and Charles Vieth. St. Xavier High School – Nicholas Gerdes and Jack Wese-


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Young St. X lax expects to step up By Tom Skeen

SPRINGFIELD TWP. — When a coach tells you to be prepared to play, you better be prepared. This is the case for the St. Xavier Bombers lacrosse team this season. After losing their entire defense to graduation, it’s time for the young guys from last year’s team to step up and fill those holes. The good thing is, they return the man in one of the most impor-

tant positions: Junior goalie Ben Russert returns for his third year manning the net. Also returning is junior attacker Ian King, who has verbally committed to the University of Michigan. Last season the junior scored 43 goals and had 22 assists. He earned All-Ohio South and All-Midwest League honors. The Bombers added two transfers in Clay Russert and Brian Dean, who are coming in from out of state with extensive

lacrosse experience. “They are both going to have significant roles on this team,” coach Fred Craig said. “We are just fortunate that they considered St. Xavier and to come here because of our academics and athletics.” Being part of the Midwest Scholastic Lacrosse Coaches Association, which includes 16 teams from Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania, the Bombers not only play local competition, but play some of the best teams in

the country. “It’s a really challenging league,” Craig said. “It’s a really good interstate league with some tough competition.” Outside of the MSLCA, the Bombers will face Greater Catholic League rivals Moeller and Elder, along with Mason, Indian Hill, Mariemont, Sycamore, Loveland and Lakota West. Craig was named Coach of the Year last season in the MSLCA and believes that despite what he lost to graduation, his team will

keep battling and continue the solid tradition of the St. Xavier lacrosse program. “I expect that we will have a good season,” he said. “We lost Connor Buczek (MSLCA Player of the Year and now playing at Cornell University) and a couple of other players that were key to us. So we’ve lost some guys, but we have some big guys returning. It just gives the kids in the seniors’ shadows last year the chance to step up, and I think they will do that.”

Boys take to diamond By Tom Skeen and Nick Dudukovich

Signs indicate it’s baseball season. Here’s a first glance at the local teams’ prospects:


Coming off a 3-13 season, and just one returning senior - shortstop Robie Schwartz - this season is about progress, not wins and losses. According to first-year coach John Leigh, his team has nine innings total of varsity pitching. Junior Marc Dietsch will start the season atop the rotation, while the coach will rely heavily on Derrick Hudson as well. In the field, the Wildcats will start sophomores at catcher and second base and have five freshmen on the roster.

La Salle

Pitching and defense will be key to La Salle success this spring, according to head coach Joe Voegele. Voegele said the Lancers will field a young team that will work hard to get to get better. He added that the squad’s team speed is the best he’s ever experienced. Key players should include Brad Burkhart, Dan Carrier, Connor Speed Andrew Rost and Logan Miller.

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After a 6-13 season, the Owls return the core of their team in 2012. Senior pitcher Kyle Boreing will head the pitching rotation, while senior catcher Nathan Bauer - who led the team in hitting at .396 last season - will lead

the offense. According to coach Lenny Weber, this is the best defensive team the Owls have had in a while and they will go as far as their pitching takes them.

North College Hill

The Trojans return in 2012 with four-year varsity starter Aaron Wilson leading the way for head coach Brant Trabel. Wilson will catch, pitch and play infield this season. “(He’s) a team leader and rock-solid on defense,” Trabel said by email. “He understands the game at a high level.” Seniors James Givens (IF, P) and Bobby Fogle (OF, P) should also provide senior leadership. Other players expected to contribute include junior Jacob Keyes (IF), sophomore Michael Shaw (1B, pitcher, IF) and freshman Alex Bullock (P, IF, C). Trabel described Bullock as a player with good arm strength, who is fast and possesses a good bat and glove.

Roger Bacon

Tim McCoy enters his fourth year at the head of the Roger Bacon baseball club with seven seniors to lead the way. Matched with a junior class that gained varsity experience last season, the Spartans could be poised to build off their 13-11 finish from a season ago – the school’s first winning season in almost 10 years. On the mound, senior pitcher Nate Frock is expected to eat up major innings. Frock, who will play for Bluffton University next season, has spent the past three seasons on varsity.


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The fourth-annual Community Press Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year online contest is kicking off Monday, April 2. Readers can nominate any junior or senior starting athlete who demonstrates the highest qualities on the field of play, in the classroom and in the community throughout the 2011-2012 school year. They can do so by clicking on the 2012 Sportsman of the Year logo on, finding their community newspaper and following the prompts. The nomination period ends Monday, April 16. All the nomina-

tions will be considered for male/ female ballots that represent specific community newspapers,The Hilltop Press. To vote, readers can get online at the same location, log into through their Facebook accounts and vote for the winners from Monday, April 30, to Friday, May 18. Readers can vote every day during that period but will be limited on the number they can vote each day. Last year, more than 270,000 votes were tallied by online readers. Winners will receive a certificate and full stories on them in their Community Press newspaper June 20-21. Questions? Email mlaughman@ with the subject line: 2012 Sportsman of the Year.

St. Xavier senior and leadoff man, Conor Hundley, rips a double during the Bombers scrimage game against Dublin Coffman March 22. TOM SKEEN/THECOMMUNITY PRESS “Nate is a great leader and a bulldog on the mount,” McCoy said. “He is our go-to guy with the ball, and we use him against all the top teams in the GCL. He has great stuff as a pitcher.” Other key players should include seniors Jake Huber (P, 1B), Zak Wagner (SS, P), Jake Ungerbuehler (CF), Joe Garner (C) and juniors Dan Schlemmer (LF), Jared Doranbush (IF), Carl Heywood (IF).

St. Xavier

The Bombers bring back 13 players from last seasons regional runner-up squad. Senior Conor Hundley is back

for his third season and is looking to make it three-for-three in being named All-Greater Catholic League. When it comes to pitching, they return five pitchers with varsity experience. Senior Dominic Plageman, who beat Moeller twice last season, along with Mike Hedgebeth, Griffin Dolle, Jake Sambrookes and Joe Gallenbeck will make up much of the staff. What the Bombers did lose was up the middle. They graduated their catcher, second baseman and shortstop. “The five we lost were good,” Slinger said. “We feel pretty good

though and we have some solid, really good kids. We will be a very competitive team.”

Winton Woods

Last season the Warriors went 2-16. This season, first-year coach Morris Chapman has brought in a new attitude. Chapman has brought in a sense of discipline and belief, something he thinks wasn’t a big part of last year’s team. Leading the team this year will be senior catcher Jordan Sweeney, who was named the Warriors’ MVP last season. On the mound, it will be junior P.J. Rideout atop the rotation.


Roger Bacon High School seniors, seated from left behind table in front, De'Von Thomas, Dalen Wess and Michael Turner, commit to play collegiate sports. Thomas and Turner committed to wrestle at the University of the Cumberlands and Wess committed to play football at Wittenberg University. THANKS TO SUSAN HUERKAMP



Bombers hope to bring title back By Adam Turer

Bill Ferris expects the Ohio High School Boys Volleyball Association Division I state title to come back to Cincinnati. He hopes his St. Xavier High School team will be responsible for bringing the state championship back home. The 2011 season marked the first season since 2002 a team outside of Cincinnati’s Greater Catholic League South Division won the state title. The Bombers reached the state semifinals, losing in five sets to Lakewood St. Edward. St. Edward advanced to defeat Moeller in the state title match. St. Ed’s broke a string of eight straight seasons in which either St. X, Moeller, or Elder won the championship. As if they needed it, the GCL powers have even more motivation heading into the 2012 season. “Across the state, I think the concentration of power is in Cincinnati,” said Ferris. “I think the state champ this year will come out of Cincinnati again.” The Bombers will field one of the more experienced teams in the area, led by six returning seniors. Collin Flesner, Michael Fletcher, Stephen Creevy, Ben Hart, Brian Shannon and Preston Hart contrib-

“It should be a great showcase for boys volleyball, especially for Cincinnati boys volleyball.” BILL FERRIS

St. Xavier volleyball coach, speaking about the state final at Moeller.

uted to last year’s varsity team that advanced to the state final four. They will collectively work to fill the void left by 2011 graduate Matthew Kues, who earned state Player of the Year honors. “This is a good core of players,” Ferris said. “Although we graduated some really good players, this bunch of seniors is prepared to step up and assume leadership roles on our team.” Flesner (Our Lady of Visitation parish), Fletcher (St. Margaret of York), Ben Hart (Visitation), and Preston Hart (SMOY) are outside hitters. Fletcher can also serve as setter and Ben Hart is a defensive specialist. Creevy (St. Columban parish) is the team’s middle hitter. Shannon (SMOY) plays libero. Three other seniors will play varsity for the first time this year. Bryan Walsh provides depth at outside hitter; Dan Billman is a middle hitter; and Danny Schmidt is a defensive specialist. The seniors, especially those with previous varsity experience, have solid team chemistry and comple-

ment each other’s talents. “Each one brings something unique to the table, but they also play well together on the court,” said Ferris. Elder and Moeller will be the biggest roadblocks in St. X’s path to a state championship. The Bombers are aiming for their first state title since 2006. A state championship would be even sweeter this year, as the final victory would take place on rival Moeller’s court. Moeller is hosting the state finals this season. Ferris sees this season as an opportunity for the GCL powers to reassert their dominance over the rest of the state. From 2005-2010, the state final pitted two of the three GCL powers squaring off for the top prize each year. “It should be a great showcase for boys volleyball, especially for Cincinnati boys volleyball,” said Ferris of the state final at Moeller. The Bombers open the 2012 season at the Cardinal Classic on March 23 and 24 and host Lakota East on Monday, March 26.




The St. Bartholomew fourth-grade girls volleyball team wins its second consecutive McAuley Tournament Championship recently. They won it last year as third-graders as well. Kneeling in front is Sydney Evans. In front, from left, are Grace Baugh, Megan Miller, Leah McCall, Elizabeth Yauss, Elizabeth Horn and Katy Goyette. In back are coach Jen Nickell, Lindsay Ballinger, Olivia Berry, Taylor Yox, Elissa McCord, Jillian Leonard and coach Roger Yauss THANKS TO ROGER YAUSS


The La Salle High School track team was recognized by the Ohio General Assembly for winning the 2011 Division I state track and field championship in June. In Columbus, from left, were Antonio Nelson, Jaleel Hytchye, Devon Steagall, coach Eric Vehr, Jake McNamara, Ethan Bokeno, Clayton Cardinal, coach Frank Russo, Marc Nie, Linden Ayoki, coach Toby Dirr, coach Mike Albrinck, Rep. Louis Terhar, R-Green Township. State Sen. Bill Seitz, R-Green Township, also welcomed the Lancers Jan. 24. THANKS TO LA SALLE HIGH SCHOOL



Winton Woods Middle School make history Members of Winton Woods Middle School’s boys’ basketball teams made school history when both teams went undefeated this year. “Both the seventh- and eighth-grade boys finished the season 19-0, capturing the regular season and tournament championships for the final year of the FAVC conference,” said Winton Woods Middle School Athletic Director Jeff Merrill. “Our eighth-grade team actually finished 19-0 for the second straight year, ending their middle school career an unprecedented 38-0,” said Merrill. “They were back-toback regular season and tournament champions. This is only the second time a group of young men accomplished this. It truly was a special year for Winton Woods Middle School boys’ basketball.”

LaRosa’s Hall of Fame inducts 7

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Steve Sollmann was a three-sport athlete, earning nine varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball. In football, Steve set seven school football records including rushing career (3,947 yards), single-game (316), single season (1,592), career all-purpose yards (5,860), rushing touchdowns (51), career touchdowns (60), ca-

Winton Woods Middle School seventh-grade boys basketball team members are, from left: Front, Lorenzo Gist, Jarett Wilson, Logan Day, Michael White, D'Jenon Trimble, Brandon Sneed and Nick Berendt; back, Aiden Jones, Jerron Cage, Khiry Huff, Juwan Alexander, Danny Wallace, Tresean Smith and coach Tim Martin. THANKS TO TERESA CLEARY

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V IEWPOINTS School board meetings now on TV A8 • HILLTOP PRESS • MARCH 28, 2012



Editor: Marc Emral,, 853-6264


Change on board means b’casts OK’d By Jennie Key

It has taken two years, but Mount Healthy School Board President Steve Harness presided over the first board of education meeting televised by the Intercommunity Cable Regulatory Commission March 19. Residents can watch the school board meetings on the ICRC website at www.icrctv .com/mt-healthy-board-ofeducation or watch the meetings

on Time Warner Cable Channel 17 on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. and Fridays at 3:30 p.m. and Channel 15/22 on Sundays at 8:30 am. Harness argued that the school board should pursue every available avenue to engage the community. And when the board voted 3-2 not to televise in March 2010, he began taping the meetings himself and posting the video online. At that time, board member Emmett Kilgore voted with Harness. Voting no were board members Carole Ellis, Don Wolf and Robert Lawrence. Last year during the school board campaign, Steve Horton said he favored public access

broadcast of the board’s business, and when he was elected in November, the stage was set to take another look at televising the meetings. In January, after Horton replaced Lawrence on the board, members voted 4-1 to contract with the ICRC to televise the meetings beginning in March. Wolf said yes with the understanding that broadcasts would be free of charge to the district. Ellis was the lone no vote. At the regular meeting March 19, ICRC was on site recording the meeting. “It’s been a long time coming,” Harness said.

Larry Smith, a freelance videographer for the ICRC, checks transmission before the broadcast of the first Mount Healthy Board of Education meeting by the ICRC on March 19. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

BRIEFLY Egg hunt

The annual easter egg hunt sponsored by Garden Park Unity Church will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the church, 3581 W. Galbraith Road. There will be prizes and fun for all four age groups. The rain date is April 7.

$10,000 applied toward McAuley tuition through the 2013-14 school year. Buy a ticket for yourself or purchase one with friends. Only 1,000 tickets are available for sale. The grand prize drawing will take place at the end of the live auction on Saturday, April 28, but the winner need not be present, and the winner is responsible for all applicable taxes. Proceeds from the Grand Raffle and McAuction benefit McAuley campus improvements and student financial assistance. To purchase raffle tickets, please contact Gail Kelly at 513681-1800, ext. 1117, or Tickets can also be purchased online at


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.

Waste sites open

Garage sale

The Mount Healthy Alumni Association is now accepting vendor applications 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.Cost is $15 for a 6-foot table, $20 for a 12-foot table or $10 if you bring your own table. The application for vendor tables can be downloaded at You can contact Rose Kahsar at or Steve Harness at

Easter dinner

The Feast of Love, an ecumenical ministry partnering with College Hill Presbyterian Church, Evangelical Community Church in Colerain Township, and St. Clare Roman Catholic Church in College Hill, will present the 26th annual Easter Day Dinner from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 8, at College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave. The dinner is open to all. There will be activities for children, and in the College Hill area only, there will be pickup and take home service for guests and meal delivery offered. The Feast of Love is supported entirely by donations, and volunteers and donation of food, money and volunteers are all appreciated .If you are interested in volunteering, call Karen Lane at 5415676, extension 167. For meal delivery or to make a donation, call 541-0786.

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

Eight Winton Woods Primary North students joined first through eighth grade boys from 54 schools to participate in the first All-City Boychoir. The boys spent a morning rehearsing music, learning music theory and getting to know the other participants through music-based games and activities before a concert in the afternoon. Participating were first-graders, from front left, Colin Sullivan, Isaac Hooper, Greg Burns and Anthony Howard; second row, second-graders Sammy Hazlett, Caden Sanders, Jumahl McClain and Camden Fuller. PROVIDED. 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

Discounts for veterans

As a way to thank the great service men and women who defend our country and protect the land that we enjoy, the Hamilton County Park District is offering military veteran discounts on



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park activities to all current and former members of the Armed Forces. Hamilton County residents who have a 100 percent servicerelated disability as determined by the VA, or are a former prisoner of war, or a Medal of Honor recipient, may apply for are eligible to receive two annual Hamilton County Motor Vehicle Permits for a two-year period. Approved veterans are encouraged to reapply every two years to continue receiving the free MVPs. Proof of residency and service eligibility is required. Discounts on a variety of park activities are available to all active service members, military retirees and veterans. A valid photo ID is required, which includes a Uniformed Services ID card or Ohio Driver’s License or ID card with an Armed Forces designation. For a complete list of discounts, to print the application for free MVPs for veterans or for further information about these offers, please go to additional information about the parks, please visit or call (513) 521-7275.

Cleanup April 14

The annual Winton Woods Cleanup will be held 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at 10245 Winton Road. The event is part of the month-long Earth Day celebration. After picking up litter around Winton Woods park, participants are invited to have a picnic lunch and there will raffle prizes. For more information, call 595-5263.

Early registration for yard sale

Forest Park is accepting early registration for its annual Forest Park Citywide Yardsale, which is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5. Registration forms can be found at, at the city municipal building or in the Main Street Market’s Environmental Board brochure holder. For more information, call 595-5263.

Winton Woods schools facilities events

Winton Woods City Schools is hosting two events to gain public participation in planning for the future of its facilities. The district is hosting Movie Night at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in the Winton Woods Intermediate School auditorium. The night will feature stories and videos of school facilities around the country. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. the following day, the district will hold a worksession at the intermediate school’s Professional Development Center. Community members are encouraged to stay as long as they’d like and offer suggestions and ideas about school facilities. Registration is requested for the worksession on Friday, March 30. Call the Winton Woods business office to confirm attendance at 619-2400.

Raffle starts

In preparation for McAuley’s annual charity auction, McAuction 2012, An Affair to Remember on the Mississippi on April 28, Grand Raffle tickets are now on sale. The lucky winner will choose between the $10,000 prize, or

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Hamilton County residents can drop off yard waste for free at drop-off locations beginning Saturday, March 31. Community members may take their yard waste to the site at Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road in Green Township or the Rumpke Landfill at Struble Road and Colerain Avenue, in Colerain Township. The sites are open on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. from March 31 through Nov. 25 All locations are closed Easter Sunday, April 8. Brush and tree branches must be cut into lengths of 4 feet or less and must be no larger than 12 inches in diameter. Brush and tree branches must be bundled. Bundles must not be heavier than 50 pounds. Yard trimmings must be brought to locations in containers or bags – brown paper bags preferred. Containers and plastic bags will be returned. No pallets, boards, nails, fence, wire, bricks, stones or soil will be accepted. No large trailers or trucks larger than pickups. Yard trimmings in commercial vehicles or from commercial establishments cannot be accepted.

Veterans benefit program

Veterans Financial Inc. will present a program about veterans benefits available to some wartime veterans at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the Triple Creek Retirement Center, 11230 Pippin Road. The program will be presented by Joseph Fowee, licensed insurance agent of VFI, which is a private financial services company and is not part of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Call 513-851-0601 to RSVP. Refreshments will be served. Organizers say wartime veterans or their surviving spouses may be eligible for income from the Department of Veterans Affairs that could help offset the cost of assisted living. The actual benefit amount is determined by the Vetereans Administration based on eligibility.

Hilltop Press Editor Marc Emral, 853-6264 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.



Jake Lawwill, 10, a student at Our Lady of Grace Church, digs in to his dinner at the weekly fish fry at Little Flower parish.



Don Weinkam is ready to enjoy his dinner.

Jim Schreyer deciphers an order form as customers line up for dinner at the Our Lady of Grace Athletic Association fish fry.

Source from NWP Sheila Rutz, a member of St. Margaret Mary parish in North College Hill, works with Angie Duggins, a member of St. Ann parish in Groesbeck, at the OLG Athletic Association fish fry at Little Flower.

From left, Mike Conley, Little Flower parish, Nate Steinbach, St. Ann parish, and Mark Stahl, Little Flower, are part of the crew making sure the fish was hot and in plentiful supply.

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he Our Lady of Grace Athletic Association sponsors the last fish fry of the Lenten season from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 30, in the cafeteria at Little Flower Parish, 5560 Kirby Ave. Proceeds benefit all of the parishes that feed into the school. Our Lady of Grace School combined schools from area parishes – St. Margaret Mary, St. Ann, Assumption and St. Therese Little Flower. “We have a good time,” said St. Margaret Mary parishioner Jamie Howson, part of the fry crew for the event. Photos by Jennie Key/The Community Press

Nathan Kling, College Hill, a Little Flower School alumnus, chooses a red velvet cupcake from the tray of Our Lady of Grace student India Hardy. She is a member of St. Ann parish helping out at the fish fry.

The menu includes fish, spaghetti, pizza, shrimp, homemade macaroni and cheese and coleslaw, potatoes, fries and salad.

Andi Estell from Assumption parish and Dot Franklin from St. Ann serve dinner as customers come through the former Little Flower School lunch line at the fish fry.

Ty Hughes, 17, from Finneytown and Elijah Hyman, 12, a sixth-grader at Our Lady of Grace School, await their orders.

Fish fries are a staple during Lent, and St. Therese Little Flower Parish in Mount Airy has one that combines several area parishes and benefits OLGAA. The fish fry gives people in the parishes of Assumption, St. Margaret Mary, St. Ann and Little Flower the chance to socialize and help the sports program.

Nate Steinbach, St. Ann parish, and Jeff Tuchfarber, Little Flower, in the fryway, an outside hall lined with fryers.


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, MARCH 29 Holiday - Easter Easter Bunny and Train, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Northgate Mall, 9501 Colerain Ave., Center Court. Visit Bunny and ride Easter Train. Family friendly. 385-5600; Colerain Township.

Literary - Book Clubs Book Discussion Group, 7 p.m., Mount Healthy Branch Library, 7608 Hamilton Ave., 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. 369-4469. Mount Healthy.

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.

Music - Acoustic Bob Cushing, 10 p.m., No Worries, 7958 Harrison Ave., 3535555. Colerain Township.

Music - Religious A Night of Worship, 7:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., Doors open 7 p.m. With Soulypitc, Dustin, Rivertree Worship Team and Soul Awake. 825-8200; Forest Park.

Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. John the Baptist Church, 5361 Dry Ridge Road, Undercroft. Includes fried and baked fish, shrimp and pizza. Drive-through carryout available. Call 923-2900 during fish fry hours for carryout. Benefits Help-a-Student Education Fund. 385-8010; Colerain Township. St. Vivian Church Lenten Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. Vivian Church, 7600 Winton Road, Dinner choices include: fried shrimp, baked cod and baked salmon along with the more traditional fried fish sandwich. Dinners are combined with fries and cole slaw or red potatoes and green beans. Other offerings include macaroni and cheese, cheese pizza and soup. Desserts available. Carryout available. Benefits St. Vivian Athletic Boosters. Cost varies with food choices. 378-5482; Finneytown. Fish Fry, 4:30-7 p.m., VFW Post 7340 Charles R. Gailey, 8326 Brownsway Lane, Cod, catfish, shrimp, chicken, platters come with choice of two sides. Carryout available. Family friendly. $7.50 platter, $4.50 sandwich. Presented by VFW Post 7340 Ladies Auxiliary. 521-7340; Colerain Township. Our Lady of the Rosary Fish Fry, 5:30-7 p.m., Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 17 Farragut Road, Catholic Center Cafeteria. Stations of the Cross, 7 p.m. Family friendly. 825-8626; Greenhills. Lenten Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus Council 1683, 3144 Blue Rock Road, Featuring popular fish sandwich on salted rye bread. Dinners including sandwich and two sides for $7.25. Sides include regular or spicy fries, cole slaw, salad, green beans or baked potato. Soup and pizza also offered. Family friendly. 7417700. White Oak. Salvation Army-Center Hill Corps and Community Center Fish Fry, 4:30-7 p.m., Salvation Army-Center Hill Corps and Community Center, 6381 Center Hill Ave., Includes Alaskan Haddock fish, fries or onion rings, cole slaw, macaroni and cheese and green beans for carry-out orders. Those dining in also get dessert and beverage. Family friendly. Benefits Programs and services the the Center Hill Community Center. $7. Presented by Salvation Army-Center Hill Corp. 242-9100. College Hill. Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., West Side Masonic Center, 4353 West Fork Rd, Dine in or carry out. $8, $3 children 6-12, free for children 5 and younger. 922-3234. Green Township. Fish Fry, 5:30-7:30 p.m., American Legion Post Hugh Watson Post 530 Greenhills, 11100 Winton Road, DJ Entertainment by GJR Productions. Cash bar. $9 deep fried cod fish with French fries, cole slaw, macaroni and cheese, hush puppies and salt rye bread with butter. $9 six pieces deep fried shrimp with

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

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

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.

Dining Events

School’s Out, Let’s play games! Children’s program from 2-3 p.m. at the North Central branch library, 11109 Hamilton Ave. Includes Wii and board games. 369-3068. Colerain Township.

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fries, cole slaw, macaroni and cheese and salt rye bread with butter. $4 grilled cheese and french fries. $5 cod fish sandwich. Benefits American Legion Post 530 programs. Free admission. Presented by American Legion Post Hugh Watson Post 530 Greenhills Auxiliary. 8253099. Greenhills.

Senior Citizens Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3853780. Green Township.

On Stage - Student Theater Into the Woods, 7:30 p.m., McAuley High School, 6000 Oakwood Ave., $8, $6 students. 1-866-967-8167; College Hill.

TUESDAY, APRIL 3 Art & Craft Classes

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 opportunity to ask questions and hear commentary on meditation practice. $10. Through May 18. 385-7116; Colerain Township. Lenten Mission on Forgiveness, 7:30-9 p.m., Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 17 Farragut Road, “Forgiving God.” 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 31 Holiday - Easter Drew Campbell Memorial Easter Egg Hunt, 11 a.m., Colerain Park, 4725 Springdale Road. Activities from 10-11 a.m. include petting zoo, egg decorating, bake sale and a visit from the Easter bunny.; 3857503. Colerain Township. Community Easter Egg Hunt, 11 a.m., First Baptist Church of Dent, 6384 Harrison Ave., Free. 574-6411; Dent. Easter Spectacular, 10:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1 p.m. and 1:45 p.m., Parky’s Farm, 10037 Daly Road, Egg hunt, familyfriendly activities and lunch with the Easter bunny, including a complimentary photo. Pony rides and both indoor and outdoor play. $9.35, vehicle permit required. Advance ticket purchase required by phone or online. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township. Easter Bunny and Train, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Northgate Mall, 385-5600; 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.

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The ninth anual Drew Campbel Memorial Easter Egg Hunt is 11 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at Colerain Park, 4725 Springdale Road. Activities such as a petting zoo, egg decorating and bake sale take place from 10-11 a.m. Bring your own basket. For more information, call 385-7503 or visit FILE PHOTO.

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Woods, 10245 Winton Road, One of nature’s best ways of ensuring survival is mimicking another plant or animal. Hike along the Great Oaks Trail to tell the difference. Free, vehicle required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

On Stage - Student Theater Into the Woods, 7:30 p.m., McAuley High School, $8, $6 students. 1-866-967-8167; College Hill.

Recreation Outdoor Archery I, 5 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Registration required online by March 29. Basics of shooting a compound bow plus target practice. Archers must be able to pull a minimum of 10 pounds draw weight. With certified archery instructor. Ages 8 and up. Adult must accompany ages 8-17. $15; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township. Glow Disc Golf, 8 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Registration required online by March 29. Bring your own disc or Frisbee, or rent one. $5, $5 to rent Frisbee; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township. Springfield Township. Easter Bunny and Train, Noon-6 p.m., Northgate Mall, 385-5600; Colerain Township. Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny, 6-8 p.m., Northgate Mall, 9501 Colerain Ave., Petonly photo event. 385-5600; Colerain Township.

Nature April Fools, 2 p.m., FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Ellenwood Nature Barn. Celebration of all that is weird in the natural world. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Colerain Township.

On Stage - Student Theater Into the Woods, 2 p.m., McAuley High School, $8, $6 students. 1-866-967-8167; College Hill.

Support Groups Caregivers Support Group, 3:30-5 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, For those who care for or supervise the frail, elderly or disabled. Family friendly. Free. Through Dec. 2. 931-5777. Finneytown.

MONDAY, APRIL 2 Exercise Classes

Diamond Squares, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, Tulips for You. Plus level Western square and round dance club for experienced dancers. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Springfield Township.

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. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

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Easter Spectacular, 10:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1 p.m. and 1:45 p.m., Parky’s Farm, $9.35, vehicle permit required. Advance ticket purchase required by phone or online. 521-7275;

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

SUNDAY, APRIL 1 Community Dance

Jewelry Techniques Class, 6:30-9 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Focusing on basic techniques in clays, glass fusing, enameling and stained glass. Students create six unique pieces of jewelry to keep or give. Designed for beginners and those wishing to brush up on fundamentals. Ages 18 and up. $85. Registration required. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Health / Wellness Lunch and Learn, Noon-1 p.m., Guenther Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Learn about topics on improving your health and wellness. Free. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.

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

Literary - Libraries Drop Everything and Write, 2:30 p.m., College Hill Branch Library, 1400 W. North Bend Road, Use creativity to write story or poem. For children. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6036. College Hill.

On Stage - Student Theater A Passion Play, 7 p.m., La Salle High School, 3091 North Bend Road, Free. 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. 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.

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.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4 Clubs & Organizations Mothers of Preschoolers Monthly Meeting, 9:15-11:15 a.m., LifeSpring Christian Church, 1373 W. Galbraith Road, Room 161. Mothers with children from newborns to kindergartners welcome. Free child care provided. Family friendly. Membership: $23.95 per year. Presented by Mothers of Preschoolers - LifeSpring. 271-5775; North College Hill.

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.

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

Senior Citizens Senior Computer Classes, 9-11 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Classes consist of two two-hour sessions. Four different class levels offered on Wednesdays and Fridays. Learn on your own laptop or use provided desktop. Family friendly. $20. Registration required. 741-8802. Colerain 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.

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 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.

THURSDAY, APRIL 5 Holiday - Easter Easter Bunny and Train, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Northgate Mall, 385-5600; Colerain 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.



Recipes for Easter, Passover This is one of my favorite columns, as I get to share recipes that are so meaningful to me. Like the naturally colored Easter eggs that we had at Easter when we were kids, and are hugely popular right now. I’ll be making them on Fox 19’s morning show April 3. I love passing this tradition down to my Rita grandkids. And Heikenfeld as you’re planRITA’S KITCHEN ning your celebration, remember those who may be alone or having hardship. Invite them to your table, send a card or give them a call.

Glaze like honey-baked ham

For a Community Recorder reader and several others. This makes enough glaze for up to a 12-pound fully cooked ham. If you have a 7-pound ham, use about half the glaze. Leftover glaze can be mixed up together, heated and served alongside. You can leave the ham out at room temperature 30 minutes or so before roasting to take the chill off for better roasting. 1 cup pear nectar 1 cup orange juice 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 cup honey Pumpkin pie spice to taste: Start with 2 teaspoons (optional)

Preheat oven to 375. Mix nectar and orange juice. Bake ham for 20 minutes, basting every 5 minutes. Mix brown sugar, honey and spice. Brush over ham and bake until internal temperature reaches 140, basting every once in a while. This takes about an hour for a 7-pound ham, and about 1-1/2

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hours for a 10-pound ham.

Rita’s naturally colored eggs

It’s a great lesson in food chemistry for the kids, plus they learn to be good stewards of their environment. Eggs made with yellow onion skins will be pale yellow to dark amber. Red onion skins produce eggs that are brick/brown red. Beet juice turns them a pretty pink. Red cabbage is the winner: it makes beautiful teal blue eggs! Turmeric makes the eggs brilliant yellow and reminds me of the marigolds my dad used to plant in our tiny front lawn. For every cup of dye, use a tablespoon or so of clear vinegar. Stir that in after straining, or as directed. These dyes take longer than commercial dyes. In fact, I leave the eggs in the red cabbage dye up to 12 hours. Use boiled eggs. Onion skins: In a saucepan, place as many papery outer skins of yellow or red onions that you have. Cover with a couple inches of water. Bring to a boil, lower to a simmer and cook until onion skins have colored the water. Strain. Red cabbage: Use the onion skin method for thinly sliced red cabbage. Beet juice: I use juice from canned beets. Turmeric: Put 4 tablespoons turmeric powder in 2 cups water. Stir and place in pan. Cook until it starts to boil. Remove, let cool but don’t strain. Place eggs in dye, stirring to coat. Let sit in dye until desired color is


obtained. When you remove the eggs, gently wipe off with soft cloth or run very quickly under running water to remove turmeric powder.

Toffee and chocolate Matzoh crunch

There are lots of recipes for this Passover treat. This is one of the best I’ve found. If you can’t get matzoh, use saltines and omit additional salt.

4 to 6 sheets unsalted matzoh crackers 2 sticks unsalted butter, cut into chunks, or margarine 1 cup packed light brown sugar ¼ teaspoon salt ¾ teaspoon vanilla 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1 cup toasted nuts (optional)

Line a large baking sheet with foil, letting the foil go up and over the edges. Spray foil. Put a sheet of parchment on top. Preheat oven to 375. Line bottom with crackers. Melt butter and sugar together and cook over medium heat, until mixture starts to boil. Boil three minutes, stirring constantly. Be careful so mixture doesn’t burn. Remove, add salt and vanilla, and pour and spread over crackers. Put in oven and reduce heat to 350. Bake for 15 minutes. It will bubble up but if it starts to spot, remove and reduce heat to 325. After baking, sprinkle with chips until almost melted, a couple minutes, then spread with spatula. Sprinkle on toasted nuts. Cool and break into pieces. Keeps a week, covered. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.


Fish Fry, 4-8 p.m., Whitewater Crossing Christian Church, 5771 Ohio 128, Beer-battered haddock or chicken strips with fries, cole slaw and a choice of drink. $8, $4 children. 661-5811; Cleves. Fish Fry, 4:30-7 p.m., Charles R. Gailey Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7340, 8326 Brownsway Lane, Cod, catfish, shrimp, chicken, platters come with choice of two sides. Carryout available. Family friendly. $7.50 platter, $4.50 sandwich. Presented by the Ladies Auxiliary. 521-7340; Colerain Township. Lenten Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Our Lady of the Visitation School, 3180 South Road, Multipurpose Room. Activities for children. Will-call, drivethru and shut-in delivery available at 347-2229. Presented by St. Joseph of the Three Rivers Council Knights of Columbus. 941-1369; Green Township. St. Aloysius Gonzaga School Lenten Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. Aloysius Gonzaga School, 4390 Bridgetown Road, School cafeteria. Fish and shrimp dinners, baked or fried fish sandwiches, pizza, sides, beverages and desserts. Carryout and drive through available. Benefits parish’s youth athletic programs. $1.50-$10. Presented by St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church. 574-4035; Green Township. St. Vivian Church Lenten Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. Vivian Church, 7600 Winton Road, Dinner choices include fried shrimp, baked cod and baked salmon along with fried fish sandwich. Dinners are combined with fries and cole slaw or red potatoes and green beans. Other offerings include macaroni and cheese, cheese pizza and soup. Desserts available. Carryout available. Benefits St. Vivian Athletic Boosters. Cost varies with food choices. 378-5482; Finneytown. Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. William Church, 4108 W. Eighth St., Fried and baked fish, fried shrimp, crab cakes, pizza, macaroni and cheese and soup. Desserts available inside. Carryout and drive through available. Family friendly. $1-$8. 921-0247. West Price Hill. Salvation Army Fish Fry, 4:30-7 p.m., Salvation Army-Center Hill Corps and Community Center, 6381 Center Hill Ave., Includes Alaskan Haddock

fish, fries or onion rings, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese and green beans for carry-out orders. Those dining in also get dessert and beverage. Family friendly. Benefits programs and services the the Center Hill Community Center. $7. Presented by Salvation Army-Center Hill Corp. 242-9100. College Hill. Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., West Side Masonic Center, 4353 West Fork Rd, Dine in or carry out. $8, $3 children 6-12, free for children 5 and younger. 922-3234. Green Township. Fish Fry and Barbecue, 5-7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 485, 29 E. State Road, 941-1643. Cleves. Lenten Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus Council 1683, 3144 Blue Rock Road, Featuring fish sandwich on salted rye bread. Dinners including sandwich and two sides for $7.25. Sides include regular or spicy fries, coleslaw, salad, green beans or baked potato. Soup and pizza also offered. Family friendly. 741-7700. White Oak. St. Antoninus Boy Scout Troop 614 Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., St. Antoninus Parish, 1500 Linneman Road, Grilled salmon, fish, shrimp, pizza, bread sticks, children’s meals, sides and desserts. Dine in, carryout or drive thru. Call ahead for reserved seating or pick-up/drive thru orders. Family friendly. Items vary 50 cents to $8. Presented by St. Antoninus Boy Scout Troop 614. 448-9096; Green Township. Fish Fry, 5:30-7:30 p.m., American Legion Post Hugh Watson Post 530 Greenhills, 11100 Winton Road, DJ Entertainment by GJR Productions. Cash bar. $9 deep fried cod fish with French fries, cole slaw, macaroni and cheese, hush puppies and salt rye bread with butter. $9 six pieces deep fried shrimp with fries, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese and salt rye bread with butter. $4 grilled cheese and french fries. $5 cod fish sandwich. Benefits American Legion Post 530 programs. Free admission. Presented by American Legion Post Hugh Watson Post 530 Greenhills Auxiliary. 825-3099. Greenhills. Our Lady of the Rosary Fish Fry, 5:30-7 p.m., Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 17 Farragut Road, Catholic Center Cafeteria. Stations of the Cross, 7 p.m. Family friendly. 825-8626; Greenhills.

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DEATHS Robert Lorenz Robert J. Lorenz, 82, died March 16. Survived by wife Shirley Theobald Lorenz; children Kim (Tom) Navaro, Kathy (Tom) Mueller, Mary (Greg) Ennis, Andy (Mari) Lorenz, Julie (Tom) Gott; grandchildren Emily (Nick) Baute, Meg, Matt, Joe Mueller, Tim, Claire, Erin Navaro, Kyle, Drew Ennis, Lauren Lorenz; step-grandchildren Michael, Ellen, Tommy Gott; great-grandson Henry Baute; stepchildren Deb (Jerry) Kleinhenz, Chuck

(Sandy), Dennis, Phil (Barb), Tom (Sheila), John (Gail) Theobald; sisters-in-law Maureen Lorenz, Barbara Merke; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Joanne Lorenz, brother Jerry Lorenz, sister- and brothers-in-law Shirley, Bill, Joe Merke. Services were March 21 at Our Lady of the Rosary. Arrangements by Vorhis and Ryan Funeral Home. Memorials to: Brother Eveslage Scholarship Fund, Purcell Marian High School, 2935 Hackberry St., Cincinnati, OH

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Andrew Rettinger Andrew Rettinger, 81, died

March 18. Survived by wife Hattie; daughters Debby (Roger) Pusey, Stephanie (Martin) Ackerman; daughter-in-law Debbie Rettinger; six grandchildren; 10

great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son Terry Rettinger, brother John Rettinger. Services were March 23 at Arlington Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by NeidhardSnow Funeral Home.

Michael (Lisa) Zimmermann, Debra (Jeff) Vohs, Heather (Scott) Ryan, Ashley Knab; sister-in-law Dorothy Bryant; 10 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Charles Zimmermann, daughter Gayle Zimmermann, brother Daniel Bryant. Services were March 6 at Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to: Mercy Franciscan Terrace, 100 Compton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45215.

Marguerite Zimmerman Marguerite Zimmermann, 94, Springfield Township, died March 4. Survived by children Larry (Vonda), David (Susan) Zimmermann, Linda Knab; grandchildren Daniel (Jennifer),

POLICE REPORTS Arrests/citations Antonio Canady, born 1971, disorderly conduct, 5571 Colerain Ave., March 17. Brandon M. England, born 1988, trafficking, 5571 Colerain Ave., March 12. Charles E. Metcalf, born 1969, domestic violence, 1183 Toluca Court, March 17. Cory Lang, born 1988, possession of drugs, 5800 Colerain Ave., March 14. Derrick Rogers, born 1988, trafficking, 5800 Colerain Ave., March 15. Desmond Spencer, born 1992,

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FOREST PARK Arrests/citations Andre Baker, 33, 510 Bessinger, drug trafficking at W. Sharon Road and Winton Road, March 8. Juvenile male, 16, menacing at 1231 W. Kemper Road, March 8. Joshua Dabner, 19, 998 Harrington, robbery at Fresno and Lenton Road, March 11.

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Aggravated robbery Victim threatened and $23 removed at 1170 Kemper Meadow, March 9. Criminal damaging Lights damaged at 11956 Hamden Drive, March 11. Menacing Victim threatened at 1231 W. Kemper Road, March 9. Misuse of credit card Victim reported at 1260 W. Sharon Road, March 5. Rape Victim reported at Danvers Drive, March 7. Theft Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 695 Northland Blvd., March 11. Victim reported at 1288 Omniplex, March 6. Perfume valued at $510 removed at 636 Northland Blvd., March 8. Basketball hoop valued at $279 removed at 11571 Lincolnshire, March 9. Forklift valued at $3,100 removed at 11094 Southland Blvd., March 9.




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Road, March 8. TVs and Xbox 360 valued at $2,600 removed at 10956 Pleasant Hill Drive, March 13. Criminal damaging Storm window broken by pop can at 9829 Arvin Ave., Feb. 2. Vehicle window damaged at 2224 W. Kemper, Feb. 3. Vehicle top slashed at 472 Cloverton, Feb. 7. Vehicle mirror broken off at 9778 Overview, Jan. 6. Vehicle mirror broken at 8501 Winton Road, Feb. 8. Vehicle window damaged at

1120 Hempstead Drive, Feb. 9. Vehicle scratched at Farmhill, March 4. Windshield damaged by bb at SR 126 and Daly Overpass, March 6. Front door locked damaged at 1522 Hazelgrove Drive, March 5. Vehicle scratched at 9684 Wymart Drive, March 8. Window broken at 1582 Pleasant Run Drive, March 9.


Incidents/reports Assault Victim struck at 7326 Clovernook, March 10. Victim struck at 1808 Compton Road, March 12. Burglary Residence entered and TV and computer of unknown value removed at 1477 Compton Road, March 8. TV and game controller valued at $500 removed at 7445 Bernard Ave., March 9. Residence entered and TV valued at $288 removed at 7943 Clovernook, March 13. School entered at 7601 Harrison Ave., March 12. Criminal damaging Vehicle window damaged at 7305 Clovernook, March 9. Theft $200 removed at 7604 Elizabeth St., Feb. 24. Copper valued at $7,000 removed at 1939 Madison , Feb. 27.



Arrests/citations Juvenile, 15, domestic violence at 1511 Balfour, Feb. 23. James Cunningham, 23, 6305 Meis Ave., drug abuse at 6700 Hamilton Ave., Feb. 24. Shalayn Williams, 38, 1985 Madison Ave., disorderly conduct at 1586 Goodman, Feb. 24. Sylvester Hodkins, 21, 1770 Bising, domestic violence at 1770 Bising, Feb. 26. Titus Lofton, 44, 1549 Meredith, theft, criminal damaging at 7132 Hamilton Ave., Feb. 27. Awtwant Bleatt, 28, 529 Bettaust, drug abuse at 6706 Park Place, Feb. 28. Juvenile female, 1709 Norcol Lane, disorderly conduct at 1620 W. Galbraith road, March 1. Kiara Lattimore, 19, 1614 Miramar, theft at 7132 Hamilton, March 2. Paul Royal, 34, 7926 Clovernook, domestic violence at 1731 W. Galbraith Road, March 5. Andrea Brewsaugh, 30, 1831 W. Galbraith Road, drug paraphernalia, drug possession, drug abuse at 1831 W. Galbraith Road, March 13.

Incidents/reports Assault Victim struck at 1620 W. Galbraith Road, March 12. Breaking and entering Attempt made at 6718 Devonwood Drive, March 3. Burglary Residence entered and chainsaw of unknown value removed at 7052 Clovernook Ave., March 2. Residence entered and household goods valued at $2,000 removed at 1285 W. Galbraith Road, March 3. Copper pipes valued at $500 removed at 1998 W. Galbraith Road, March 3. Residence entered and TV and console valued at $750 removed at 6907 Pinoak Drive, March 5. Attempt made at 2029 W. Galbraith Road, March 7. Criminal damaging Truck damaged at 1575 W. Galbraith Road. Sticky substance found on vehicle at 2025 W. Galbraith.

Arrests/citations Jeffrey Vaden, 40, 280 W. Westview Ave., falsification at 10948 Hamilton Ave., Feb. 28. Melinda Mullins, 22, 352 Homeshire Drive, drug abuse instruments at Hamilton and Meredith, March 4. Chiffon Johnson, 32, 2956 High Forest , drug paraphernalia, drug possession, drug abuse at Hamilton and Interstate 275, March 4. Chloe Kelly, 18, 1801 Aspenhill, disorderly conduct at 8101 Hamilton Ave., March 5. Shannon Schwab, 27, 65 Gambree Court, drug abuse instruments, drug possession at Vine and Compton, March 6. Antoine Wilson, 47, 828 Cedarhill Drive, possession of drugs, deception to obtain a dangerous drugs at 8560 Owenton Road, March 12. Kyle Boreing, 18, 1707 Hudepohl, breaking and entering, drug possession at 1703 Hudepohl Lane, March 7. John Over, 54, 10591 Wellingwood, failure to comply at 10591 Wellingwood, March 13. Parris Staub, 22, 2655 Wendee, menacing at 6286 Simpson, March 12. Roscoe Jefferies, 50, 2965 Laverne, possession of drugs at 1102 Hampton, March 12. Tyrone Frazier, 29, 1440 W.


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LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The North College Hill Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing on Thursday, April 12th 2012 at 7:00pm at the City Center: 1500 West Galbraith Road, North College Hill, OH 45231. The purpose of the hearing is to consider an appeal filed under section 1127.06 of the Zoning Ordinances. Appeal #12-002, submitted by Gene Bare on behalf of Sav-a-lot food stores (6700 Hamilton Avenue). The appellant is requesting a variance regarding certain sections of Chapter 1175 (titled "signs") of the Codified Ordinances of North College Hill, Ohio. John Fulmer Secretary, BZA 513-521-7413 1001695547

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help. This small project makes a huge impact and is kind of a first step for us as we look at ways to grow our volunteer support.” To register as a volunteer for the Springfield Township’s Great American Cleanup, visit the website at and click the button to register. Flamm said there will also be an after party for lunch at McDonald’s, as the restaurant is giving free sandwich coupons to Cleanup volunteers. There are two designated meeting locations to check-in, pick up supplies and get your assignment. Residents of Pleasant Run Farms should meet at the Pleasant Run Farms Swim Club. All others should report at the Springfield Township fire station, 9150 Winton Road.

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beautification in the Pleasant Run area. “It will probably take 200 volunteers to get everything on our list accomplished,” she said. “Last year, we had 160.” Last year, the volunteers worked 480 hours, collecting 223 bags of litter and 450 pounds of unbagged debris. They planted 150 flowers at five community gateway sign areas, painted 15 picnic tables and helped four senior citizens with yard work. Flamm said the township is looking for scout troops and residents to step up to adopt specific planters. Adopting a planter would include planting flowers, placing mulch around the flowerbed, watering the flowers during the summer. “With the cuts, our staff is really stretched, so we are looking for other ways to get some things done,” Flamm said. “People are always asking how they can

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