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Police buying clip-on cameras By Heidi Fallon

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Last year’s Finneytown baseball team was successful. This year the team will try to build on that success and will have replace two high-impact players. High school baseball season is upon us. – FULL STORY, A6


North College Hill Police Officer Brian Brown clips on the latest equipment his department is using – a video and audio camera.

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All households have a deadline tomorrow – fill out your U.S. Census Bureau form. April 1 is the “get counted” day when the Federal government wants your census forms filled out and mailed back. If you don’t, the census will send a worker to visit. The data from the form is used to help fund projects here. “Each community is going to get a share of more than $400 billion distributed annually and the census helps determine who will get that,” said Kim Hunter, spokesman for the U.S. Census Bureau. Mount Healthy’s Safety/Service Director Bill Kocher said securing funding like community development grants are a direct result of census numbers. “Almost all our governmental funding is based on population and demographics,” Kocher said. “Without the real data the census provides, we would lose or be limited in getting a fair share for our residents.” In Springfield Township, Christopher Gilbert, assistant administrator, said, “The demographic information collected through the census is very important to the township. “This information is used to determine the township’s eligibility to receive certain grants and provides data regarding how our community may be changing in


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It’s a tiny piece of equipment that makes a big difference. North College Hill police recently received a $600 donation to buy six of the small video and audio cameras. Smaller than their badges, the cameras clip to uniform shirts. Sgt. John Ferguson said he and several other officer already had bought the cameras using their own money. “With the donation to the Citizens Police Association, we will be able to buy more cameras,” he said. “But not enough for all the officers.” Ferguson said the $150 it cost him to buy the camera was worth the expense. “It goes where I go,” he said. “The cruiser cameras are valuable, but once an officer is out of the car, it no longer follows what’s going on.” Officer Brian Brown said he’s had his camera for several weeks and found it useful especially when making domestic violence investigations. “It allows me to interview victims, witnesses and suspects at the scene,” Brown said. Detective Dan Fritz said he, too, uses his camera for interviews and is able to transfer those sessions to a DVD for court cases. “It’s a really valuable tool that a lot of police departments in the area are using,” Ferguson said.


Smaller than their badges, a new video and audio camera is in use in the North College Hill Police Department.

Development, representation tied to count By Heidi Fallon

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No form may mean visit from census worker The U.S. census is conducted once every 10 years. There are 10 questions including the number of people living in a household and what their names, race and genders are. The survey also asks if the home is rented or owned and for a phone number. Federal law requires that you answer the questions on the census survey. If you decline to answer the questions, you can be fined no more than $100. If you provide false information, you can be fined up to $500, according to the Census Bureau Web site. All personal information is kept private. The Census Bureau Web site said it’s illegal for them to disclose information including names, addresses (including GPS coordinates) and terms of age, race or household income. “Additionally, up-to-date demographic information is necessary to recruit desirable retail tenants through our economic development efforts.” North College Hill’s City Administrator Mark Fitzgerald said he’s as concerned about Ohio losing a congressional seat as he is his own city’s census results. “We could lose one and maybe two seats which would mean less representation four our state at a very critical time,” he said. “I’m concerned about the eroding of Ohio’s big state status in

telephone numbers. Theresa Brundage, a census specialist, said those who did not receive or return a census form will be getting a knock at the door. “The census hires an army of people to go and get the information,” she said. The door-to-door visits will begin in May. There also are centers set up to help those who did not receive a form or did not complete one by the April 1 deadline. Go to for information. Census data is delivered to the president’s desk in December and redistricting information is delivered to the states by March 2011. every sense. “So many entitlement program are tied to population, so that with more people, there is the potential for additional funding.” Without proper responses to the census survey, Fitzgerald said some small cities could fall below the 5,000 mark and revert to village status. “It’s important we know who all is out there and what the needs are.” Jane A. Berry, Greenhills municipal manager, reiterated the equation between census numbers and money. “The census is important to


The U.S. Census wants you to fill out and send back your form April 1. Greenhills and all communities as the information gathered and obtained from the census determines the future of the resources we receive from the federal government as well as for many state programs in addition,” she said. “Critical government programs pertaining to roads, education, health and welfare, as well as congressional redistricting all depend on data obtained through the census. “Our forefathers, with the first census in 1790, realized the importance of a census to our nation and its reasons still stand true today.” Community Press reporter Kellie Geist contributed to this story.

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March 31, 2010


Students re-enact life of Jesus


Miami Heights resident Jim Drummond, who operates the area U.S. Census assistance center in Addyston, says he has forms in a number of languages for people who don’t speak English so they can participate in the census. The assistance center is in the Addyston Municipal Building, but the help Drummond offers is available to anyone who needs it.

Census bureau opens help office in Addyston

For some west-side residents, help with census forms is only a few steps away. The U.S. Census Bureau put an area help desk inside the Addyston Municipal building at 235 Main St. The bureau can’t deliver the forms in Addyston by mail since there is no doorto-door mail service in Addyston. Census worker Jim Drummond, who lives in

Miami Heights, opened the center in February. He says that while the office is in Addyston, it’s open for any resident who needs forms, or needs help completing the form. He says he’s only had a few visitors, but he’s eager to offer help to anyone who wants it. He has census packets in a number of languages and can get them in any language a person needs.

He also has Braille forms. “I have only had a couple of people stop in, but we’re here when we are needed,” he said. “We’ll be open through April 19 unless they extend it.” The help desk is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and Tuesday and Thursday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. – By Jennie Key

High school students will perform a Holy week reenactment of the life, passion and death of Jesus on Thursday and Friday, April 1 and 2, at St. Ignatius Church, 522 North Bend Road, in Monfort Heights. The re-enactment will be presented at 1:30 p.m. Holy Thursday, April 1, and 7:30 p.m. on Good Friday, April 2. There is no cost and everyone is welcome to attend. Eighty-five students from eight high schools – St. Xavier, La Salle, McAuley, Mother of Mercy, Colerain, Oak Hills, St. Bernard, and Purcell-Marian – will present a dramatic presentation of the life and death of Jesus. The students generally wear contemporary clothing to relate to Jesus, the disciples, crowd members and others as teens, somewhat like the musical “Godspell.” It is termed a reenactment, not a play, as the purpose is to help those present come to a deeper understanding of the events

that happened 2000 years ago, which changed the course of history. The cast includes Jesus: Zach Kuhn, Mary: Emily Branscum Pilate: Jake Mercer, Caiaphas: Dani Thiemann, Annas: Will Placke, St. Peter: Andrew Koch, Judas: Katlin Klare, Angel: Samantha Morrissey, Angels: Brooke Bigner, Sarah Bode, Celina Junker, Allie Stevens, Devil: Becca Stock; John the Baptist: Zach Vogelpohl; Scribes and pharisees: Gabrielle Bolin, Carlee McCarthy, Nora Goetzman, Sarah Selvidge; Narrator: Katie Geckle, Disciples: Kevin Lohbeck, Paula Vogelpohl, Ashley Jansen, Justine Junker, Sarah Johansing, Jen Beck, Lizzy Ortlepp; Joe Huhn, Steve Redden, DeSean Weber; Guards: Joe Andrews, Michael Berling, Joe Burger,

‘Off the grid’ subdivision envisioned Gannett News Service Talks are afoot in Hamilton County about building what could be the first subdivision in Greater Cincinnati that is completely off the grid. Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune is leading talks about a creating a subdivision that would showcase the latest, greatest in green-building technology. Features could include solar panels, perme-

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received by College Hill’s community council, said member Elizabeth Sherwood, who represents the neighborhood on Portune’s committee. Although there are still a lot of question marks, Portune has shared the idea with – and says he’s gotten at least “conceptual” buy-in from – several people in the green-building field, the Metropolitan Sewer District, a contracting company and others. The Homebuilders Association of Greater Cincinnati is open to the idea, but notes there are still a lot of unanswered questions. “We’d have to see if there would be a market for it and what the price range would be,” said Executive Director Dan Dressman. “EnvironmentalRama,” as Portune terms it, would be a 30-home subdivision in the same vein as a Homearama or Citirama luxury home show. But instead of exuding opulence, these homes would showcase environmentally-friendly technology. The Homebuilders Association already has some experience with building environmentally-friendly homes. Two of the seven homes in the June Citirama show will be LEED certified, and others will feature some green components too, Dressman said. It is unclear whether enough builders would be interested, whether they could get financing, or whether the homes would sell, although Portune thinks there will be plenty of demand. He hopes the homes would be priced in the $250,000 to $300,000 range, he said. Portune plans to ask his two colleagues, Commissioners David Pepper and Greg Hartmann to pass a resolution in support of the development.


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March 31, 2010


Mystery novel launches new NCH book club By Heidi Fallon


Sue Benzinger, left, and Nancy Honschopp check out the first book that will be discussed among members of a new book club at the North College Hill Senior Center.

Deer a concern for some residents By Rob Dowdy

Deer wandering from Winton Woods into Forest Park neighborhoods have got residents wondering what they can do to keep the animals from destroying their property. Resident Patti Wiers, whose yard is adjacent to Winton Woods, said she’s dealt with the deer for several years and hasn’t been able to prevent them from coming into her yard and eating her plants. She said she regularly sees between six and 12 deer in her yard, and while they’re “lovely” to look at, the issue has her concerned. “I don’t know what else to do,” Wiers said. John Klein, Hamilton County Parks land manager, said he’s received calls from Wiers and others about the deer problem. He said the park district’s culling program, which allows controlled bow hunting and sharp

shooting in remote areas to kill deer and thin the herd, has been ongoing for seven years and has been effective. Klein said last year, Winton Woods had 11 deer per square mile of the park. He said less than 20 deer square mile is ideal, so the program has worked. “We are doing what I feel is a good job,” he said. However, Klein said he does sympathize with residents dealing with deer in their yards. He said although the culling program has ended for the year, the parks district could look at stepping its efforts up in the coming year. Dave Buesking, public works director for Forest Park, said he believes the park district’s deer culling program has worked overall, but said the results may not be what residents are hoping for. “I don’t think we’ve seen as many deer on the side of the road,” he said.

What happens when a woman eats an amazing 26 pancakes and suspiciously drops dead? Members of a newly formed book club are about to find out. A group of avid readers at the North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave., will launch their new club next month. Sue Benzinger, organizer

of the club, said it will meet the last Friday of each month at 11 a.m. at the center. She picked the “Batter off Dead” mystery novel because, she said, she’s already read it and loves the author’s wit. “It’s a funny mystery and I thought it would be a good book to start with,” Benzinger said. “We haven’t decided whether we’ll vote on the next one or go with a suggestion

from the list I got from the library. “Everybody’s not going to like every book, but that will be the fun of discussing them.” Nancy Honschopp, College Hill, said she can’t wait for the club to start. “I love to read and I’m interested in the conversation,” she said. “I don’t normally read mysteries, but I’m willing to try something new and support the center.” David Gunn, center

director, said he, his staff and members “are always looking to provide a variety of activities. “We want to offer programs that are stimulating intellectually and physically as well as fun,” Gunn said. Anyone interested in joining the club can call the center at 521-3462 or stop by to pick up the book. Dues to belong to the center are $10 for North College Hill residents and $15 for non-residents.

Makeover transforms Forest Park Maaco Gannett News Service Before they could open the Forest Park Maaco location they purchased, new owners Lynn Burnside and Doug Wannemacher had to give the shop a complete body job. In October 2008, the mother-and-son team gutted the run-down building and completely remodeled it, with new interior and exterior paint, new signage, lighting and landscaping, and a new office with a new phone system. There was plenty to overcome. “There were barrels of toxic waste standing around, no functioning fire extinguishers, and there was a gas leak,” Burnside recounted. Upgrades went beyond work needed to bring the property up to code and make it attractive. The new owners wanted to plan for the future of auto body repair.

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“We installed new paint booths imported from Italy that filter the emissions,” explained Burnside. “The old paint booths vented emissions directly out of the building, and they are toxic.” A major advantage of purchasing the Italian booths is that that they can be converted to water-based automotive paint when this less-polluting paint becomes mandated in Ohio. And that will happen in the near future, Burnside said. “No one asked me to do all this. No one asked me to bring the building up to code. But we wanted to do the right thing, and attract a broader and better customer base. We’ve become a certified Maaco location, which holds us to a higher standard.” In the year and a half since Burnside and Wannemacher opened their franchise, they have seen increased business, even


Mother-and-son team Lynn Burnside and Doug Wannemacher completely remodeled the Maaco building in Forest Park. from beyond the immediate area. Theirs is one of only a few shops that offer a lowcost enamel paint job for older cars. Burnside, who spent 25 years in sales and marketing, gave up her dream of opening a book or gift shop when it became clear that her son’s business passion was cars. Wannemacher serves as Maaco’s production manager while his wife, Ann, is an estimator. In creating a business that met their own standards for quality, Burnside and Wannemacher have drawn praise from the City of Forest Park, which sees the new owners’ investment as a positive sign for the aging business district along

Northland Boulevard. The city named the company its Business of the Month for February 2010 and honored it as the Forest Park Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year at a ceremonial dinner March 24. “We are very pleased with the effort demonstrated by Lynn and her family. They have made an important contribution to our ongoing effort to strengthen the Northland corridor. We hope hers will be the first of many new investments in our city’s original business district,” said Forest Park economic development director Paul Brehm. Maaco is at 552 Northland Blvd. For information, call 513-825-5100.

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Diamond Oaks students recently competed in the Business Professionals of America regional contest. They competed against other high school business students in a variety of events designed to show their skills in finance, marketing, and other facets of business. Eight students will advance to state BPA competition in Columbus. The top local students and their events were:

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Michael Johnson, North College Hill High School, fourth place; Rolanda Underwood, North College Hill, sixth place.

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Jerry Robinson, Mount Healthy, sixth place.

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Wes Spalding, Mount Healthy, fifth place.

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Tim Wooton, a cancer survivor and teacher at Winton Woods Middle School, whips up a pie to be thrown in the face of colleague Mindy Muddiman. Wooton organized the pie in the face fundraiser to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Seventh-grader Allison Falla prepares to smash a whip cream pie in the face of teacher Mindy Muddiman as part of a school-wide fundraiser to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. ROB DOWDY/STAFF

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Teacher uses pie to help win award By Rob Dowdy

Tim Wooton is hoping a pie in the face will lead to his being named The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Man of the Year. Wooton, who was diagnosed cancer in 2006, is currently raising money in hopes of claiming the title. The organization chooses a man and woman of the year based on the amount of money they raise through May 7. Wooton has a lofty fundraising goal, and that’s where the pie comes in.

Patrick Longmire, Mount Healthy, sixth place. • The Diamond Oaks Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets finished third in the nation among teams competing in the annual MCJROTC Steel City Christmas Physical Fitness Challenge. The competition was made up of three timed events designed to test the physical fitness and team work of the MCJROTC units: Fireman’s Carry Shuttle Run, POW Shuttle Run and Wheelbarrow Race. Team members are Devin Eckler from Oak Hills High School, a junior in the computer service technician and networking program; Kristopher Goodman from Lockland High School, a junior in the veterinary assisting program; Elicia Lipps, Oak Hills, a junior in the equine management program; Cecil Schuler from Mount Healthy High School, a construction senior; and team coach Josh Strange, Oak Hills, a junior in the heating, ventilating and air conditioning program.

“We have a goal of $20,000 before May 7,” he said. The Winton Woods Middle School teacher organized a Pie in the Face fundraiser, where students can put money in the jars of teachers they’d like to hit in the face with a pie. In just the last few weeks, Wooton has raised $700 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Mindy Muddiman, seventh-grade social studies teacher, was one of the lucky teachers to get a pie in her face, which was thrown by seventh-grader Allison Falla. “It feels good to raise a lot of money, but I’m a little sketchy of the pie in the face thing,” Muddiman said.

Wooton has also recently created a basketball tournament at GE, where his wife works, and has sent e-mails asking for donations on his way to raising more than $5,000. Wooton said he was motivated to run for the award after thinking about how fortunate he was to have a strong support system, good insurance and a supportive employer during his time in treatment. He said when thinking of all the people who don’t have those things, he felt compelled to raise as much money as possible.

The Roger Bacon Chemistry Club is conducting a recycling drive/fundraiser by asking the public to protect the environment by donating used electronic products. The club is collecting cell phones, laptop computers, inkjet cartridges, MP3 players, digital cameras, digital video cameras, handheld game systems, GPS devices, radar detectors and electronic book readers. The items contain heavy metals and use many materials in the manufacturing process. The used items may be tax deductible and will be recycled in accordance with EPA regulations or refurbished and sold by the company. For each item recycled, the Chemistry Club will receive a small stipend, which will be used to support club projects. For more information, call the Roger Bacon office at 641-1300. • Sophomores at Roger Bacon High School are educating themselves about the genocide in Darfur as part of their English class study of “Night,” a memoir by Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel. The students are putting their knowledge to positive use by working on action projects to raise funds for and create awareness about the genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan. They have raised over $500 from the sale of T-shirts, dress-down days and a bake sale, but also hope to raise awareness of genocide. • Sophomore Joselin Laib has received a $1,000 scholarship from the Ohio Knights of Columbus Charity Foundation. Laib wrote an essay about what a Knights Laib of Columbus scholarship would mean to her. More that 400 students across the state applied for the scholarship and Laib was one of 10 Cincinnati students to be honored.

St. Xavier High School



Seventh-grader Allison Falla smashes a pie in teacher Mindy Muddiman's face during lunch.

Seventh grade social studies teacher Mindy Muddiman strikes a pose after being hit in the face with a pie during lunch. The pie in the face helped raise $85, which was donated from students who wished to see Muddiman get hit with the pie.

Senior Christopher Markesbery has won a 2010 Overture Awards Scholarship in theater. Markesbery has been a part of the theater program at St. X for the past four years. The Overture Awards competition annually awards $2,500 scholarships to six area students for post-secondary education, with 18 runners-up each winning $500 scholarships. Students are nominated by their schools to compete in one of six disciplines: creative writing, dance, instrumental music, theater, visual art or vocal music.

Scarlet Oaks

Three local students were named February Students of the Month. They were nominated by their instructors for the work and leadership in and out of the classroom. Recognized were: • Ryan Haines, a senior from Finneytown High School in the firefighting program. Haines recently earned his EMT-B license and is completing certification as a firefighter. He also is a Fire Explorer with the Forest Park Fire Department. • Jeremy Johnson, a junior from Mount Healthy High School in the auto collision technology program. Johnson passed three out of the four national automotive student skills exams and placed third in Skills USA competition. • Miasha Rias, a Winton Woods High School senior in the surgical technology program.

Winton Woods High School

A new requirement by Ohio that high school students must have lessons in economics and financial literacy to graduate is already being met at Winton Woods High School. Brian Schultz, who teaches senior economics, has a five-week Junior Achievement program that was designed by JA and taught by community volunteers who have been trained by JA. The program includes budgeting, credit, investing, insurance and identity theft. Family and consumer science teacher Elaine Sugawara-Forster’s financial management I course also satisfies the new requirement, covering topics such as setting financial goals, understanding banking and banking services, budgeting, investing, keeping money and identity safe and secure, insurance, using credit wisely, dealing with debt and being consumer savvy. Students who complete the course receive a certificate from the National Endowment for Financial Education. • The high school orchestra received a superior rating at Ohio Music Education Association District XIV state orchestra contest, the first time the school has achieved the highest rating. • Winton Woods choirs extended their unbroken streak of qualifying a Winton Woods High School choir for the Ohio Music Education Association state contest to 36 years as all three of the choirs who competed at Ohio Music Education Association District XIV contest qualified for state contest. Members of the Winton Woods High School varsity ensemble, concert choir and women’s chorale will now compete at OMEA state contest. The varsity ensemble was awarded a rating of 1 or superior in class AA, the highest level of competition. The concert choir and women’s chorale received a rating of 1 or superior in class C competition. Each group is rated on a 1 to 5 scale with 1 being the best and on a difficulty level ranging from class AA (the most difficult level) down to class D (the easiest level).

Winton Woods Middle School

Five students have been named Students of the Month for February. They were nominated by the teaching staff because of the quality of their work, efforts in class, responsibility level and behavior at school, attitude and relationship to their peers and teachers. Honored were seventh-graders Anna Clark and Paxton McGhee, and eighth-graders Isaac Busken, David Croft and Tia Richardson. • Community members recently joined with students and staff to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Tiger. Those attending the festival enjoyed traditional Chinese crafts like calligraphy and paper cutting and were able to sample egg rolls, pot stickers and other savory Chinese food. There also were opportunities to play Chinese games, including solving riddles. Middle and intermediate school students who are enrolled in Chinese classes performed traditional dances. “One of the most popular games involved participants showing off their chop stick skills by carrying peanuts from one location to another as quickly as they could,” said Spanish teacher Lisa Giblin, who helped organize the festival.

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The following students were named to the fall quarter dean’s list at the University of Cincinnati: Sean Addo, Ashley Agin, Mallorie Agin, Chelsey Ahlers, Elizabeth Ahlers, Leah Aho, Hizam Akkawi, Alexander Allendorf, Tyler Amann, Shannon Ambach, Stephanie Anderson, Akwasi Appiah, Mishael Appling, Holly Arrowood, Victoria Ashford, Carson Barnes, Benjamin Baron, Davita Beasley, Emily Beiting, Desire Bennett, Melissa Benoit, Laura Bergmann, Matthew Bergmann, Kathryn Berner, Susie Berning, Dylan Berryhill, Ghenet Besera, Lauren Bischak, Laura Blake, Melissa Blum, Kevin Boeckman, Mary Boeddeker, Victoria Bolig, Jourdan Bosley, Anthony Bothe, Jon Bragg, Jeffrey Brennan, Tadjh Brooks, Thomas Brougham, Clarence Brown, Danielle Brown, Jason Brown, Jamila Browning, Nicole Bruckmann, Emily Brunner, Rebecca Brunner, Tiffany Bryant, Karen Budke, Luke Burroughs, Scott Buschelman, Vinson Butler, Phuong Cao, Michael Carr, Nicholas Casch, Aluthgama Chandananda, Melissa Chavez, Rebecca Chavez, Jason Childress, Emily Christenson, Bridgitte Clarke, Bethany Cole, Stephanie Coleman, Elise Colwell, Charity Combs, April Corcoran, Megan Cordray, Chelsey Cossman, Alexander Costa, Dominic Costanzo, Benjamin Cramer, Steven Cryder, Amanda Dalton, Edward Davenport, Patricia Davenport, Ashley Davis, Leland Davis, Nathan Day, Caroline Dektas, Verkisha Dell, Babette DeLong, Emily Denterlein, Joseph DePauw, Latanya Diagne, Heidi Dinkelacker, Phuong Do, David Drake, Trisha Durham, Amber Easterling, Olivia Ehrnschwender, Dorian Ewing-Durant, Jake Fabrey, Brett Fal-

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Four Winton Woods High School juniors attended the Rotary Club’s 14th annual Camp Enterprise. The students learned about the free enterprise system, personal financial planning, time management, personal and business ethics, and creativity and entrepreneurship. Pictured at the closing banquet are, from left, Tiffany Peterson, Chhayly Chea, Brittney Cheatham, Kevin Jones, Winton Woods High School senior counselor, keynote speaker Anthony Muñoz and Antonio Poole.


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Adult softball

Softball is offered at Triple Creek in Colerain Township. Spring session is $345, spring and summer sessions are $630 and spring, summer and fall sessions are $895. Each season consists of seven games and all league fees include balls and umpire fees. Men’s leagues will be Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sunday afternoons. Mixed couples games will be on Fridays and Sundays. Women’s leagues will play on Mondays. League play at Triple Creek is scheduled to begin April 9. There is a limit of eight teams per league and leagues are filled on a first-come, firstserve basis. Registrations for all sports leagues can be made online at or by printing the registration form off the Web site and mailing it with payment to Hamilton County Park District Athletic Department, 2700 Buell Road, Cincinnati, OH 45251.

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Students between the ages of 11 and 14 can start their summer by learning about the care and handling of horses at the Great Oaks Summer Equine Camp at Diamond Oaks. The camp offers activities in barn and riding safety, stable operation, care and feeding of horses, grooming, proper lunging techniques, proper mounting and dismounting, riding, proper horse control and rider position. Two sessions are available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 711 and June 14-18. The cost is $130 per session. Registration begins March 16. Go to after March 16 and click on “Summer Equine Camp” or register in person at Diamond Oaks Career Development Campus, 6375 Harrison Ave., between 3:30 and 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday beginning the March 16. Each session is limited to 20 students; registration will continue until both sessions are full. Students must be 11-14 years old on June 1. Call Sharon Biehle after 2 p.m. daily at 612-7003 or visit

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By Tony Meale

After several consecutive losing seasons, the Finneytown High School baseball team went 16-6 overall last year and finished third in the Cincinnati Hills League with an 8-5 conference record. “I think last season was a huge season for us as a program,” head coach Joe Nichols said. This year, however, the Wildcats have to replace a pair of high-impact 2009 graduates: Matt Brown, a La Salle transfer who led the league in average (.600) and home runs (11) and was named co-CHL Player of the Year, and Jimmy Sammons, who hit .400 with 14 RBIs and six doubles. As a pitcher, Brown went 2-0 with four saves and a 0.66 ERA. He had 22 strikeouts in 10.2 innings. “All the pieces came together last year,” Nichols said. Still, Finneytown returns a lot of top-notch talent,

including senior Michael Deitsch, who hit .349 last year with 26 RBIs and six doubles. As a pitcher, he went 5-0 with a 1.49 ERA and a 0.88 WHIP. He also had 37 strikeouts in 37.2 innings. “With Mikey, it’s his will to get better – not to mention he has a passion for the game,” Nichols said, explaining Deitsch’s success. “By the end of the year, his shoulder should be hurting because we’re relying on him a lot.” Deitsch will be the ace of the staff, but the Wildcats certainly aren’t short on pitching. Junior Chris Simpson sparkled in limited action last season, going 2-0 with a 0.72 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP. He had nine strikeouts in 9.2 innings. “Chris needs to step up this year,” Nichols said. “He’s got the ability. He just needs to step up.” Senior Ben Steinnecker, who will play soccer for Cincinnati State, joins the

“With Mikey, it’s his will to get better – not to mention he has a passion for the game. By the end of the year, his shoulder should be hurting because we’re relying on him a lot.”

Joe Nichols Head coach explaining Deitsch’s success.

staff after a one-year absence from the sport. “He may have missed his calling,” Nichols said. “He’s (got) a soccer scholarship, but the kid can throw a baseball. I can only imagine if he stayed in the program all four years because he’s a DI-caliber pitcher. He’s doing extremely well.” Finneytown’s most overpowering pitcher, meanwhile, may be senior Matt Blauser, who last year fanned 14 batters in 6.0 innings. “He’s competing with

Simpson and Steinnecker for the No. 2 starting spot,” Nichols said. “He can do the relief thing, but I’m not comfortable with it yet. He’s an explosive kid. It just depends on how he deals with everything. There’s something to be said for coming into a game with the bases loaded and nobody out.” Offensively, the top returners – aside from Deitsch – are second baseman Nate Girdler and outfielder Daniel Ruter, both of whom are seniors. “I need them to perform as they’re capable of performing,” Nichols said. “All three of those guys are capable of hitting .400, and I need all three of those guys to hit .400. And I need Mikey to win five or six games. If these kids are hot, the rest of the seniors will jump on board and so will the newcomers. Things could be interesting, to say the least.” Nichols said the team has not set any specific win-loss goals for the season.

“I’ve never set goals like that, and some people say, ‘Shame on me,’” Nichols said. “But first off, I just try to put kids in a position to succeed. If a kid grows up wanting to play shortstop but his skills don’t fit that, I find another position he can succeed in. And two, I try and get them to be competitive. If we have a chance to win at the end of a game, anything can happen. I want them to run hard, play hard and get dirty. I’m not looking at wins and losses so much.” Finneytown was slated to play at Winton Woods March 29 and at Mount Healthy March 30 after Press deadline. The Wildcats’ home-opener is scheduled for March 31 against Madeira. “We’re a team with no names,” Nichols said. “I don’t have the returning allleague player or the preseason all-city player. It’s a group of guys that are eager to just get out there and play.”

Baseball swings into season for locals against Cincinnati Christian and Finneytown March 2930 after Press deadline. They play at Talawanda March 31 before hosting the Braves April 2 and playing at Norwood April 5. Mount Healthy has gone 6-43 over the last three years.

Baseball teams from across Ohio are launching into the spring season as the 2010 high school campaign kicks off. Following a fast-paced regular season, teams launch into post-season play May 8 with contenders competing in the state championships June 3-5. Moeller, the defending Division I state champions, starts the season atop Cincinnati’s polls with a number of talented teams chasing the Crusaders. Here’s a look at more local teams:

North College Hill

The Trojans went 6-11 last year and 3-10 in the Miami Valley Conference. The Press did not receive additional information from the Trojans by deadline.

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The Falcons finished 124 overall last year, including 11-1 in league play to win the Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference. Their top returner is junior shortstop Anthony Dodds, who hit .409 with 28 steals and as a pitcher went 6-1 with a 1.80 ERA. He struck out 46 batters in 35.0 innings. Also returning are junior outfielder Anthony Taper, who hit .364 with 10 RBIs and 13 stolen bases, and sophomore outfielder Wallace Scott, who hit .396. Senior Branden Nelson, meanwhile, will pitch, catch and play outfield. “He has worked on his pitching this year and should do really well,” head coach Al Shumar said. Sophomore Randall Whitehead will pitch and play outfield. “We are a young team with some experience coming back,” Shumar said. “(We) lack pitching depth but should be pretty good defensively. If the newcomers play well, we should be in good shape. (The) lack of foundation in many of the players will present a problem, but the fact that most are willing to work hard will pay off.”

La Salle

A quartet of returning seniors including Reid Rizzo (infield), Mike Leytze (outfield), Aaron Sparks (pitch-


La Salle High School senior pitcher Joe Andrews is one of the top returners for the Lancers this season. er) and Joe Andrews (pitcher) lead the Lancers back to the field this spring. Joe Voegele begins his first year as the Lancers’ head coach on the heels of a 10-12 season for La Salle including a 2-8 record in Greater Catholic League play in 2009. La Salle last won a league title in 1994. “We have a nice mixture of both veterans and young players,” Voegele said via email. “I expect these guys to play hard and compete day in and day out.” Rizzo is a third-year starter and carried a .375 average with 17 RBI last season. Leytze led the team with his .437 batting average. Sparks won a team-high three games from the mound and Andrews finished with a 3.10 ERA. Drew Campbell, the Lancers’ top junior varsity pitcher from last year, will also be a key contributor. Campbell led La Salle’s JV team through its 16-2 season in 2009, which included a 12-0 GCL record.

Mount Healthy

The Fighting Owls hope to atone for a 2009 season in which they went 1-14 overall and winless in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference. Leading the way are junior shortstop Alvin Reed, who last year hit .294 and stole seven bases, sophomore Kyle Boering, who hit .290, and sophomore Mario McConico, who in limited action as a freshman led the team with a .412 average; he was 7-of-17 on the year. Mount Healthy, which was outscored 197-34 last season, hopes to improve its hitting and pitching. Eight Owls batted below .200 last year, while only one pitcher – Boering – had an ERA below 10.00. Boering’s ERA was a 9.55. Other returners include seniors Allen Carter (CF), Devin Burton (RF), David Huffman (P), Chris Bedinghaus (1B) and DeKwan Steele (IF), as well as junior Devante Johnson (2B). The Owls opened the season with home games

The Spartans, which averaged 5.5 wins per season between 2005 and 2008, went 8-15 last year en route to a third-place finish in the Greater Catholic League-Central. “We have been working extremely hard to put this program back on the map,” second-year head coach Tim McCoy said. “We will be competitive with every team on our schedule this season.” Their top returner is junior Brian Bien, who split time at shortstop and starting pitcher. At the plate, Bien hit .364 with an onbase percentage of .517 to go along with 22 stolen bases and 29 runs scored. On the mound, he went 4-2 with one shutout and a 5.92 ERA. Also returning are seniors Josh Ungerbuehler, who hit .319 and had 18 RBIs and 10 steals; Vinnie Trotta, who hit .266 with 16 RBIs and an OBP of .413; and Jason Light, who hit .238 with an OBP of .319. “I like the leadership that I’m getting from my seniors,” McCoy said. “They are pushing the underclassmen every day.” Also returning is Will Farrell, who hit .268 with an OBP of .377. “We will have a strong defensive team with a good pitching staff,” McCoy said.

St. Xavier

The Bombers endured

three losing streaks of three games or more last season, including two four-game swoons to finish 12-14 overall and 6-4 in the GCL. To stave off tough stretches, St. X, which lost eight games last year when scoring six or more runs, will need better starting pitching. The Bombers will rely on a trio of senior hurlers – Drew Hart, Brandon Polking and Tommy White – as well as juniors Conor Gilligan and Mitch Proctor. Offensively, junior catcher Nick Albers will lead the way; last year he hit .298 with an on-base percentage of .435, scored 11 runs and had seven RBIs. Senior Patrick Guetle, meanwhile, hit .289 with an OBP of .421. Other contributors include Nick Weston, John Keefe, Jake Rumpke, Chris Rutz, Cameron Adams, Chad Sudbrack and Matt Wilson, Conor Hundley and Jake Sambrookes. The Bombers will be tested early and often with games at Moeller (March 31) and against Elder (April 5) and La Salle (April 7). St. X last won a league title in 2004.

Winton Woods

The Winton Woods baseball team went 0-18 in 2009 but will be a muchimproved squad in 2010. “Without a doubt, we should improve greatly this season,” head coach Mike DeMain said. “We had a good offseason program, and the kids really developed over the winter.” The Warriors will be led by seniors Jason Koeninger, Antwain Cheatham and juniors Jeff Dumas, Antonio Sweeney and Raheeem Elston. Some new players to keep an eye on are senior Davonte Chapman and J.P. Martinez. “We are expecting to be much more of a factor in the very strong FAVC Buckeye conference this year,” DeMain said.

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Senatorial salute

Ohio Sen. Bill Seitz (R-Eighth District) presents a resolution to the Winton Woods High School football team and their coach, Troy Everhart, on the Ohio Senate floor for winning the 2009 Division II State Championship. The Warriors defeated Maple Heights 42-12 Dec. 4 to capture the first state title in school history. “Through their hard work, commitment and success on the field, these young men not only made their classmates, teachers and families proud, but helped bring together the entire community,” Seitz said. From left are Everhart, team captains David Hampton, Avery Cunningham and James Richardson, Seitz, Ohio Sen. Shannon Jones and Ohio Sen. Eric Kearney.

Friends and family gather at an assembly, Feb. 25, at Roger Bacon High School to support senior Kyle Brauning, who advanced to the state swimming championships in Canton. In back, from left, are Jared Wagster, Zach Lipp, Jim Brauning, Kyle Brauning, Sara Vice, Annie Foertmeyer, Nancy Brauning and Ben Stone. In front are Cassie Lipp, Lynde Devlin and Kelly Uetrecht. PROVIDED


Calgary underwater hockey junior team beat Roger Bacon varsity 6-4. Roger Bacon varsity then beat the Roger Bacon junior varsity 6-1. For a second time in the day, the Calgary underwater hockey junior team beat Roger Bacon varsity, again 6-4. Then, Roger Bacon varsity beat the Roger Bacon junior varsity, 6-0. In the final game of the afternoon, Calgary beat Roger Bacon varsity 51, winning the gold medal in the juniors division. Roger Bacon varsity finished the day with a record of 3-3, finishing in second place overall in the juniors division.


The Roger Bacon junior varsity team also fought hard in its five games, but finished the day with a record of 0-5. The Calgary underwater hockey junior team beat the Roger Bacon junior varsity 7-2. Then, Roger Bacon varsity beat the Roger Bacon junior varsity 6-1. The Calgary underwater hockey junior team beat the Roger Bacon junior varsity 4-0 in the afternoon in

Team Cincinnati

Team Cincinnati, a team of Roger Bacon alumni, finished in second place in the adult A Division with a record of 1-4-1. Montreal beat Team Cincinnati 42, then Team Cincinnati and York, Canada, tied 2-2. After that, Montreal beat Team Cincinnati 3-1. Then York, Canada, beat Team Cincinnati 4-2. In the playoffs of the A Division, Team Cincinnati beat York, Canada 4 to 1. Montreal then beat Team Cincinnati 6 to 0 in the gold medal game of the adult A Division. Team Cincinnati finished in second place in the adult A Division with a record of 1-4-1. This was the first tournament this year for the Roger Bacon teams. The Roger Bacon teams will compete in the Atlantic Coast Championships at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., in April. Roger Bacon will also compete 2010 USA Underwater Hockey National Championships this summer.

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Last week’s question

What are your favorite Opening Day traditions? Do you plan to go this year? “We don’t have any Opening Day traditions which we follow. When opening day is here we know that the lazy hazy days of summer are not too far off! Yea! Hope the Reds win the opener. That even makes the day sweeter.” M.E.N. “I worked downtown for many years and we always watched the parade. Don’t think I’ll make it this year.” B.N. “I do not plan to go to opening day this year. I work for an accounting firm so opening day is always during our busy season. As a firm we celebrate by having our own company cook out ad wearing red. I grill burgers, dogs, brats and metts the night before and everyone else brings in side items. We all dine together for lunch and at least one person keeps an ear on the game and supplies the rest of us with updates. Go Reds! D.M.R.



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How do you think passage of health care reform will affect the November elections? Every week The Hilltop Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answer to with Chatroom in the subject line. “Watching the parade and going to ‘Plum Street Cafe’ with my brother for pre-game beers. I did not score tickets this year so, no we will not be attending. Go Reds!” C.A.S. “Years ago when the Reds played at Crosley Field we would go to the breweries in Over the Rhine; all had free beer and cooked brats and metts in their parking lot. Then we made our way to the game usually sitting in the field seats in center field. All this is gone so I guess I will just have to watch television and reminnise.” L.S. “I wear red, my favorite color anyway. If I am off of work that day, I’ll probably go to the parade.” S.B.T.

well. All high school graduates need to be technologically savvy; they need to have strong problemsolving skills, they must be Robin White able to collaboCommunity rate with their o-workers, Press guest cthey must columnist understand the global marketplace and they must be able to think critically. Excellent K-12 school districts understand this and outstanding teachers incorporate these skills daily in the classroom. Careertechnical education is an ideal setting for learning these skills; students work together in a handson environment each day, solving the kinds of problems they’ll face in the workforce. Career-technical education provides opportunities for adults who want to change careers, too. Thousands of displaced, unemployed, and underemployed workers who faced uncertain futures in recent years are now working in new careers thanks to the short-term, high-impact programs available at area career centers. The next time you eat a fine meal in a restaurant, are cared for by a health care professional, ask someone to develop a Web site for your business, talk with your child’s teacher, or fly on a commercial jetliner, chances are you’ve been served by a career center graduate. They come to us as sophomores who have a strong sense of what they want to do with their future, and they leave prepared for college, careers and life. Robin White is president and chief executive officer of the Great Oaks Career Campuses. This was also signed by Maggie Hess, superintendent Warren County Career Center, and Ken Morrison, superintendent US Grant Career Center.





Good impression

Mike Wilson made a great impression at the Candidates Forum held at the Crown Plaza. His fresh enthusiastic approach with specific ideas to reign in the state spending beginning with consolidation of 24 cabinets to 15 and similarly consolidating the dozens of boards and commissions set him apart from the career politicians. Mike has clearly demonstrated his ability to manage by creating the Cincinnati Tea Party a year ago and although there were strong supporters of all the candidates at the forum the number of Mike Wilson T-shirts was larger than any other candidate. As a person who simply sat

About letters & columns We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics important to you in The Hilltop Press. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. All submissions may be edited for back and went with the party for far too long, I am getting involved because Mike provided inspiration and opportunity that simply wasn't available from the traditional parties. In contrast to his two primary opponents, Mike does not bring a

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Using science to protect the innocent My Week on Capitol Square 26 March 2010 Senate Bill 77: The Most Significant Piece of Legislation to Affect the Criminal Justice System in Decades Can you imagine going to prison for a crime you did not commit? We have come a long way since the days when the king decided all criminal issues, the only evidence was an accusation, and the trial was a brutal test of physical pain and endurance. Our U.S. Congress, state legislatures, and courts gave us a Bill of Rights, laws, and decisions that have shaped our legal system over time. They gave us the right to have legal counsel. Receive due process. Remain silent. Face our accuser. Compel the testimony of witnesses. The prevailing goal of this evolution: protect the innocent from wrongful conviction. Technological advancements such as fingerprinting have helped. More recently, DNA analysis is being used as a conviction tool. We need to expand that tool: DNA can not only pinpoint guilt, but it can also exonerate the innocent. According to the Innocence Project, 251 people in the United States have been imprisoned for

violent crimes they did not commit. In Ohio, there have been eight. Collectively these eight Ohioans spent over 110 years in prison for Connie Pillich crimes they did commit. Community not Post-conviction Press guest testing columnist DNA exonerated all of them. Technology finally caught up with these men. They were fortunate enough to be able to avail themselves of it and to successfully assert their innocence after all. But not everyone is so fortunate. The Ohio legislature passed Senate Bill 77 to change that. By incorporating the most modern scientific tests into Ohio’s criminal justice system, Senate Bill 77 protects the rights of the accused as well as the public. New procedures will require officers to collect DNA, preserve biological evidence from crime scenes, and videotape interrogations of the accused. Live and photo line-ups will be more reliable. And those wrongly convicted will have the right to seek exoneration through DNA testing. All of these things will help ensure that

the right person gets convicted and the innocent remains free. As an attorney, I am proud to be an officer of the court. I believe in our legal system. I have represented both the accused and the accuser; defendants and victims. And I believe that our criminal justice system should aspire to achieve truth. Truth is not a matter of persuasion, theater or technicality. It is not best served by faded memories or psychological tricks. One of the best ways to reach the truth is through science. Senate Bill 77 relies on our best science. This bill is perhaps the most significant piece of legislation to affect our criminal justice system in decades. I was proud to vote yes and cosponsor it as it passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support. This new law helps us keep pace with technological advances by making science and technology available to more of our citizens. Convicting an innocent person is terribly wrong. We have now taken a momentous step to avoid that. State Rep. Connie Pillich represents Ohio’s 28th House District in the Ohio House of Representatives. Contact her by phone at 614-466-8120, toll free 1800-282-0253 or by e-mail to

Honored students

Thirty-four students at Winton Woods Elementary School recently were inducted into the National Elementary Honor Society for the 2010 school year. Inducted were Ravin Alexander, Brianna Barrow, Taryn Booker, Jordan Braswell, Lauren Champion, Isis Clack, Tevis Clark, Princess Dyer, Jaila Edwards, Sydney Fuller, Edith Gonzales, Kenny Greer, Darion Hassertt, Angel Higginbottom, Breanna Johnson, Brandon Jones, Raevin Kimble, Zaria Lee, Candice Mixon, Jacob Moore, Jakob Nickel, Joshua Nickel, Aversa Prentosito, Jasmine Reed, Alena Sears-Whitmire, Keilah Setzer, Marcus Shadd, Jerry Taylor, Danielle Vaughan, Alexis Weihe, Jazmyne Weis, Rachel Whalen, Danielle White and Veronica Zavalaga. Pictured from front left are fourth-graders Candice Mixon, Kenny Greer and Angel Higginbottom with Steve Denny, principal of Winton Woods Elementary School.


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Career-tech students prepared for life President Obama announced recently that he wants to speak at a high school commencement. He’s looking for a school that prepares students well for college and careers. He need look no further than any Ohio career center. Called Joint Vocational School Districts, these public schools were formed in the 1960s and ‘70s to offer technical programs to Ohio students in a practical and cost-effective way. Groups of school districts joined these regional JVSDs; juniors and seniors could choose to complete their high schooling at the affiliated JVSD or in satellite JVSD programs at their school to receive specialized career instruction and skills. Some districts, such as Cincinnati Public Schools, developed career-technical programs within their district. For nearly four decades, Ohio students have learned dozens of careers, from animal science to health care to robotics to cosmetology to dental assisting to firefighting. In many programs graduates were certified in their career field-or at least years ahead of other high school graduates entering that field. But something happened to JVSDs – by now more accurately called career centers – as we entered the 21st century. Always closely aligned with local business, school leaders saw that even as they learned high level skills, successful students needed the ability and enthusiasm to keep learning. The numbers of career-technical students who went directly to college skyrocketed and the percentages of collegebound graduates now rival those schools ranked high in state standards. At area career centers, 50 to 80 percent of students go directly to post-secondary education. Through dual credit options and articulation agreements, many of those students finish high school having already earned college credit. The skills needed to be successful as adults have changed as


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“Jammin J.T.” Ingrid Jarmon Thomas makes her way through a tunnel of second-graders at the end of a Scooter-Basketball Game at the Brent Elementary School.




“Hot Shot Hughes” stills the ball from Drew Szembruch during a Scooter-Basketball Game at the Brent Elementary School in Finneytown where the secondgraders played against the second-grade teachers, with some help from some Finneytown High School juniors. The games were part of the celebration that testing was finished. The students won 11-9.

Kyran Barnes, left, makes a pass by “Jammin J.T.” Ingrid Jarmon-Thomas during a Scooter-Basketball Game at the Brent Elementary School.



Tyrone Hays comes out of the celebration tunnel after the second graders won 11-9 over their teachers during a Scooter-Basketball Game at the Brent Elementary School.

They scoot, they score

There had to be a celebration once testing was finished. And the second-graders at Brent Elementary School in Finneytown celebrated by beating the second-grade teachers in a Scooter Ball contest. The final score – 11-9. One reason might have been the students started lower to the ground.


Kevin Viola, left, a junior at Finneytown High School, tries to block a shot by Tyrone Hayes in front of Ndaya Hoskins during a Scooter-Basketball Game at the Brent Elementary School. The juniors were part of the second-grade teachers game.


Ndaya Hoskins makes her way down court during a Scooter-Basketball Game at the Brent Elementary School in Finneytown. TONY JONES/STAFF

Students in the stands cheered wildly for their classmates during a Scooter-Basketball Game at the Brent Elementary School.




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


Line Dance Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smoothsoled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. Springfield Township.


Restore the Core, 6:30-7:30 p.m., New Hope Community Church, 3707 Edgewood Drive, Get ready for summer and bathing suit season. First class is free. $10. Presented by StrollerFit Inc. 205-9772; Green Township. F R I D A Y, A P R I L 2


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


New Introductory Course on Buddhism, 7-8 p.m., Gaden Samdrupling Buddhist Monastery and Cultural Center, 3046 Pavlova Drive, Resident teachers discuss fundamental principals of Buddhism and meditation for beginners and highlight importance of spirituality in life and way to integrate teachings in daily life. Each session on different subject. Includes Q&A at end of session. Free. 385-7116; Colerain Township.


Fantastic Farm Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Parky’s Farm, 10037 Daly Road, Hands-on educational activities and live demonstrations. Includes goat milking, sheep shearing, vegetable planting and more. Pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. Free, vehicle permit required; $2.50 each pony and wagon rides, Playbarn. Organized groups call in advance. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-3276. Springfield Township. Hop Like a Bunny, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Wildlife program. Ages 4 and up.Free, vehicle permit required. Registration required by April 1. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township. S A T U R D A Y, A P R I L 3


Community Easter Egg Hunt, 11 a.m.12:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of Dent, 6384 Harrison Ave., Refreshments and multiple prizes awarded. For ages 1-12. Ages 112. Free. 574-6411; Dent. Easter Egg Hunt, 1-2 p.m., New Hope Community Church, 3707 Edgewood Drive, Ages ten and under. Ages 2-10. Free. 661-2428. Green Township.


Seminars in a Snap: Break Out the Bulbs, 11-11:30 a.m., White Oak Garden Center, 3579 Blue Rock Road, Making the best choices for continuous seasonal spring and summer color. Free. 385-3313; White Oak.


Wine Tasting, 5-8 p.m., Piazza Discepoli Wine Merchants & Wine Bar, 5872 Cheviot Road, Includes light hors d’oeuvres. $10. 9231300; White Oak. Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 513, 7947 Hamilton Ave., Cod, catfish, shrimp, crab cakes, steak and chicken sandwiches, fries, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw and cupcakes. 729-0061. Mount Healthy. Lenten Fish Fry, 4-7 p.m., St. Aloysius Gonzaga School, 4390 Bridgetown Road, School Cafeteria. Fish and shrimp dinners, baked or fried fish sandwiches, pizza, sides and beverages. Carryout and drive through available. Benefits Parish’s youth athletic programs. $1.25-$10. 574-4035. Green Township. 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. $7 platter, $4 sandwich. 521-7340; Colerain Township.

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


Never Setting Suns, 6:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., $8. 825-8200; Forest Park.


Run For the American Dream, 9-11:30 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Kestrel Point. Registration 7:30 a.m. 5K walk/run and 10K run. Dogs and strollers welcome. Special “Fun Run” for ages 6 and under. Benefits Working In Neighborhoods, which promotes home ownership. $25 advance, $30 day of race. 541-4109; Springfield Township. Egg Olympics, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Children and adults play a variety of games with team-building and individual challenges. Free, vehicle permit required. Registration required online by April 1. 5217275. Springfield Township.

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


Sunrise Service, 7 a.m., Arlington Memorial Gardens, 2145 Compton Road, South lawn of Arlington Lake. The Rev. Edward Daley of the United Methodist Church presides. Coffee and doughnuts following service. Free. Presented by Mount Healthy United Methodist Church. 521-7003. Springfield Township. Easter Brunch, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Mill Race Banquet Center, 1515 W. Sharon Road, Celebrate with the Easter Bunny and an all-youcan-eat buffet, including made-to-order omelet station, potatoes, fried goetta, fruit, carved prime rib, California vegetable lasagna, fruit and beverages. $15.50, $7.95 ages 2-12, free for ages 1 and under; vehicle permit required. Reservations required, available online. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 825-6467; Springfield Township.



Fantastic Farm Fridays kick off April 2 at Parky’s Farm, 10037 Daly Road. For 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., children in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade can participate in hands-on educational activities and live demonstrations, including goat milking, sheep shearing, vegetable planting and more. The event is free, but a vehicle permit is required to enter the park. Pony rides, wagon rides and entrance to the Playbarn are $2.50. For more information, call 521-3276 or visit


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

Karaoke Idol Contest, 7-11 p.m., American Legion Post Hugh Watson Post 530 Greenhills, 11100 Winton Road, Doors open 6 p.m. Ages 21 and up to enter contest. Kitchen and bar open. Free. Presented by Hugh Watson Event Center. 728-5335. Greenhills.



NATURE Little Tyke Hike, 11 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Hike to the beaver’s neighborhood. Dress for weather. Ages 3-6 with adult. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

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. Baby-sitting with advance notice. Free. 931-5777. Finneytown. M O N D A Y, A P R I L 5

Restore the Core, 6:30-7:30 p.m., New Hope Community Church, $10. 205-9772; Green Township. W E D N E S D A Y, A P R I L 7

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Royal Rounds, 2-4 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, $6. 929-2427. Greenhills.


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


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


Year-Round Gardening, 6-7:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, White Oak Garden Center Staff Favorites: Staff selects favorite picks of newest, oldest and coolest plants for summer. Learn new ideas for planning and maintaining garden throughout the year. Adults only. Free. Presented by White Oak Garden Center. 385-3313. Monfort Heights.

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

EDUCATION A Journey Through East Africa, 7:30 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Winton Centre. Dr. Albert Klee shares his travels through six African countries, including the animals and people he met. Free,vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township. LECTURES

New Introductory Course on Buddhism, 7-8 p.m., Gaden Samdrupling Buddhist Monastery and Cultural Center, Free. 3857116; Colerain Township.

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

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


Horror Book Club, 8 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, “Just After Sunset.” 369-4472. Monfort Heights.

Fantastic Farm Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Parky’s Farm, Free, vehicle permit required; $2.50 each pony and wagon rides, Playbarn. Organized groups call in advance. 5213276. Springfield Township. The Photography Club of Greater Cincinnati Travel Series, 7:30 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Photos from various regions of the world along with commentary. Free, vehicle permit required. 5215275; Springfield Township.


Uphill Gang Luncheon, Noon, Mount Healthy United Methodist Church, 7612 Perry St., Fellowship Hall. Special guests, “The Young At Heart Singers.” Door prizes. $5. 8251254. Mount Healthy.


Job Search Group, 1:30-3 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Andrea Dale, To the Point Marketing, “Maximizing LinkedIn in your Job Search.” Consultants teach on topics to help with job search. Participants share leads and resumes. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown. T U E S D A Y, A P R I L 6


Council Meetings, 7 p.m., Greenhills Municipal Building, 11000 Winton Road, Presented by Village of Greenhills. 825-2100. Greenhills.


Megan McGinnis is Jerusha Abbott and Robert Adelman Hancock is Jervis Pendleton in the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s production of “Daddy Long Legs.” This lighthearted new musical about an orphan whose life is change forever, runs through April 10 in the Playhouse’s Robert S. Marx Theatre. For tickets call 513-421-3888 or visit

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


Catch the beginnings of spring with the Krohn Conservatory’s “Spring Floral Show: Glorious Spring,” featuring lilies, hydrangeas and other spring favorites in full bloom. The show is on display through April 11. The Krohn is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special Easter Sunday hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 4. Location is 1501 Eden Park Drive. Visit


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Celebrating the destruction of a bully Most of us, or our children, have at some time experienced being bullied. A bully seeks to intimidate, induce fear, taunt, or control someone considered weaker than they. What a relief it is when a bully is overcome or deposed. Death is a bully! All though our lives it elicits fear in us. Like a threatening vulture awaiting its time, the specter of death (death anxiety) sits on the branches of the tree of life. Its presence leads us to have unhealthy fears about dying, losing people we love, or being deprived of everything we enjoy and value. In fact, the fear of death paralyzes some people so much it can lead to an overcautious living of life (life anxiety). “Why love anyone if someday I’ll lose them?” “Why try to enter fully into life if it will someday come to a screeching halt?” whis-

pers fearful minds too afraid of the bully. A cartoon depicts the opening to a dark cave and a set of two eyes peering out of the darkFather Lou ness. Guntzelman The caption Perspectives u n d e r n e a t h says: “If you’re very careful today, nothing good or bad will happen to you.” The bottom line of Christianity is our faith in the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the deposing of the bully Death. Paul states the audaciousness of our faith, “For if Christ did not rise, then your faith is futile and your sins have never been forgiven... and we, of all people, are the most to be pitied,” (1 Corinthians 15:17-19)

Easter is the day we Christians celebrate Christ’s rising and his promise that we will rise, too. So we sing our Alleluias and celebrate. We take to heart the advice early Christians gave that it’s not right to be anything but joyful on Easter Day. We can go on fostering our fondest dreams of life and love, knowing our lives will eventually be transformed for the better and forever. The funeral liturgy affirms: “In him rose from the dead, our own hope of resurrection dawned. And now, the sadness of death gives way to the bright promise of immortality.” Poet John O’Donohue echoes the same point: “Regardless of how we configure the eternal, the human heart continues to dream of a state of wholeness, a place where everything comes together, where loss is made good, where

blindness will transform into vision, where damage will be made whole, where the clenched question will open in the house of surprise, where the travails of a life’s journey will enjoy a homecoming.” How timidly we state our triumphs and good health by the superstition of knocking on wood. We knock because it allegedly drowns out our boast. We fear that it we enjoy life too much the dreaded bully will return and wreak havoc on us. It’s as though we find it dangerous to hope for too much. Scripture does not yield to such superstition. Since God destroyed the biggest bully of ours, death, scripture doesn’t knock on wood. It has no hesitation in announcing it loud and clear. In fact, scripture taunts the bully of Death that still frightens God’s people so much.

It shouts: “Death is swallowed up in victory! “So where, O Death, is your victory? Where, O Death, is your sting?” (1 Corinthians 15:54-55) Furthermore, some people, such as the mystic poet Rilke, see Death being so totally vanquished it now serves us – almost as a friend. He writes, “Death is our friend precisely because it brings us into absolute and passionate presence with all that is here, that is natural, that is love. … This life always says Yes and No simultaneous. Death is the true Yea-sayer. It stands before eternity and says only: Yes.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Protect elderly parents against telemarketers Doug said his father told h i m , “They got me to give them my credit card umber Howard Ain nand then I Hey Howard! tried to call and cancel and they said there’s no cancellation policy.” So Doug called the company himself, but was also told he couldn’t cancel without paying a substantial penalty – $699. The company sold Adrian six magazines for

$49.90 a month for a total cost of nearly $1,000. The company charged his father’s credit card before receiving a written confirmation from Adrian. Doug immediately disputed the charge and then canceled the credit card altogether to prevent any future charges. With no credit card to charge, the company next sent a bill to Adrian – a bill for nearly $155. Then the magazines started arriving. He received two issues of “Golf Digest” and one issue of “The Family Handyman.” Doug immediately called

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the publishers of these two magazines and said, “They were very upset about this. They have canceled the subscriptions.” Doug said the publishers told him they’ve received

similar complaints about other such magazine sales firms and they try not to accept business from them. Doug said this is a lesson for everyone. “Go back and check their credit cards… and work with your parents,” he said. Doug said his father not only didn’t sign anything for these magazines, he should never have been called by that telemarketer because he’s on the national Do Not Call Registry. The company in question has an “F” rating from the Better Business Bureau due

to numerous complaints. I called the company and was told his account is now canceled and he has a zero balance. Bottom line, despite laws designed to protect them, seniors can still end up signing up for items they neither want nor need. So it’s important for their children to keep an eye on things. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.



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Hilltop Press


March 31, 2010

Entertain with a parade of Easter recipes Remember the request for the San Antonio parish pizza recipe from Mike, a Glendale reader? This church, located at the corner of Queen City and White Street, has a long and storied history. I thought my chances were slim to none that I’d get such a recipe, considering it was from the 1960s. I should have known better, as two readers came through. Tony Caminiti, who had no association with the parish but who had the cookbook, and Terrie Evans, the sister of Buddy LaRosa who is a member of the parish and who told wonderful stories to me about the parish and this annual festival where the pizza making took place. “Buddy still brings bread in to bake every week and we sell it for $2 a loaf,� she told me. (I’m not surprised – Buddy is just that kind of

caring person). This helps augment the parish’s needs. I’m sharing the recipe but do know that the dough is a large quantity one. Feel free to use your own dough, or purchase it, and use the homemade topping. I wish those of you who celebrate Easter the best ever. I hope you have a day filled with family, friends and food. And whether your table is abundantly laid out or in a more meager fashion, remember that it’s not just about the food but who shares it with you, so if you have a neighbor or someone who may be alone, give them a call, send a card or better yet, invite them to share your blessings.

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Pretty Easter nests

Cranberry cocktail sauce for ham

You can make mini nests if you like. Yield will be greater. A bit messy to make but fun.

Melt fluff until soft and pliable. Stir in cereal and chips. Remove from heat and arrange liners on work surface. When cool enough to handle, mist hands with cooking spray. Gather small amount of mixture and shape to fit liner. Add more cereal; to make rim around top. Let cool. Top with coconut, a few colored almonds or jelly beans.

This is so easy, and so good.

Heat together:

1 can whole cranberry sauce, about 15 oz. 1 can drained fruit cocktail, about 15 oz. For more on what kinds of hams are available, how to select one, servings sizes, leftover storage and more, go to Rita’s online column at www.communitypress. com or call 513-591-6163.

Strawberry Romaine salad with poppyseed dressing

This is nice served alongside Easter ham or lamb. Enough greens for six salad plates 1 pint strawberries, sliced 1 red onion, sliced thin

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â „2 cup mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar or more to taste 1 â „3 cup sugar or equivalent 1 â „4 cup milk 1 tablespoon poppyseeds Blend. After you top the greens with the berries and onion, drizzle dressing over.

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B e careful when you cook this, as it sputters up. Use a nonstick pan if you have it and lower heat so mixture doesn’t burn.

2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large can crushed tomatoes (Terrie says use 28-oz. size) 3 chopped garlic cloves (I would use large) Fresh basil chopped Fresh parsley chopped Grated Parmesan Cook olive oil, garlic, and tomatoes until liquid is reduced and mixture thickens. Spread over dough, sprinkle with fresh herbs and cheese. Bake pizza at 400 degrees or until golden brown. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen� in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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March 31, 2010



The North College Hill Recreation Department will have its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 3. The scramble will be on the North College Hill High School football field. There will be candy, prizes and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. It is open to kids between the ages of preschool and 12 years.

The Thursday, April 15, meeting of the Forest Park Women’s Club will feature a speaker from the Cincinnati Zoo. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Forest Park Senior Center, 11555 Winton Road. Janet Hughes will talk about the history of the zoo and botanical gardens form 1875 when it opened to the year 2000. Some events that occurred there were the opera and German music played from a large bandstand.

Camp added

The Forest Park Environmental Awareness Program

has added subsidized summer Nature Day Camp experiences to its selection of summer programming. The program has partnered with the Hamilton County Park District and the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens to offer interesting, fun and educational day camp experiences for Forest Park children ages 4 to 14. Qualifying children are eligible to one subsidized selected camp experience (50 percent of camp cost). The limited funds for the camp subsidy will be granted on a first come, first served basis. Residents submitting a scholarship application form with the supporting documenta-

Picture this

The Finneytown Civic Association is sponsoring a photography contest featuring Finneytown. There are four age groups each vying to win three top prizes of $100, $50 and $25. Age groups are 14 and younger, 14 through high school, adults up to 65 and ages 65 and older. Information is available on the association Web site at The deadline is May 1. Winners will be announced at the association’s May 16 meeting.

History class

The Springfield Township Senior Center will help seniors discover new ways to look at their life experiences and fun-filled ways to preserve them through a Personal History Writing Workshop. This four-week workshop conducted by Mary Ann Mayers, will be at the senior center, 9158 Winton Road, from 1:30-3 p.m. on Tuesdays, April 6, 13, 20 and 27. Cost for the series is $25 for senior center members and $35 for non-members. Participants will need a threering binder and pen for each class. Those who choose to purchase a membership at signup will have the additional non-membership fee waved. Registrations will be taken up to the first day of the workshop series. Register at the Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, by calling 5221154 or e-mail tschneider@ Credit card payments will be accepted with a 3 percent surcharge. Normal operating hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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The Athletic Boosters at Mount Healthy High School sponsors the annual Bob Kline Memorial Scholarship dance from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, April 17, at Assumption Parish, 7711 Joseph Street. Tickets are $10 each, which includes drinks and set ups. Door prizes, split the pot and raffles available. Tickets are available through the athletic office, or call Sue Bitter at 702-3332.


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are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. They met while attending the same high school in the small town of Liberty Ky. in the mid 30’s. They both came from prominent families in the community and dated only each other. Rolland went on to attend Union College in Barbourville, Ky. After graduating they married and moved to Cincinnati to find work in the early 40’s. They eventually ended up in Mt. Healthy where Rolland taught in the public school system. They were strong community parents and contributors there for over 50 years. They have 2 children, Rolland and Caryl, 7 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. They have both been blessed with good health and have enjoyed retirement since 1978. Their family and many friends want to thank them for all their support over the years and may God continue to bless them throughout their remaining years.


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Hilltop Press


March 31, 2010

NCH drop theft charges

A West Galbraith Road man has been cleared of theft charges listed in the March 17 issue. North College Hill police said Michael Stiles, 34, 1609 Goodman Ave., used his brother’s name and information when arrested and charged for a theft from Kroger. Police Officer Brian Brown said warrants were issued March 23 for Michael Stiles for theft and falsification.

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Juvenile, passing counterfeit controlled substance at 1917 Miles Road, March 1. Juvenile, drug possession at 1917 Miles Road, Feb. 26. Juvenile, drug possession at 1917 Miles Road, March 1. William Blevins, 42, 7321 Rambleview Drive, assault at 7321 Rambleview Drive, Feb. 28. Andre Malone, 46, 2449 Roosevelt Ave., obstructing official business at 10900 block of Hamilton Avenue, Feb. 28. Krystal Hunter, 21, 10928 Birchridge Drive, theft, criminal damaging at 10928 Birchridge Drive, Feb. 27. Juvenile, domestic violence at 10800 block of Sprucehill Drive, Feb. 25. Juvenile, domestic violence at 9600 block of Arvin Avenue, Feb. 25.

James Dugan, 19, 12128 Birchgrove Court, burglary at 12100 block of Brookway Drive, Feb. 24. Jimmy Moore, 33, 1193 West Way, weapons under disability, carrying concealed weapon at Emerson and Simpson avenues, Feb. 24. Verna Farrington, 34, 5769 Winneste Ave., theft, drug possession, disorderly conduct at 900 block of West Galbraith Road, Feb. 22. Jamerion Brown, 27, 1309 Landis Lane, drug possession at Grenada Drive and Daly Road, March 7. Margaret Simpson, 33, 3585 Alaska Ave., theft, passing bad checks at 9800 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 4. Arthur Short, 22, 1302 Compton Road, domestic violence at 1302 Compton Road, March 3. Ebony Hawthorne, 28, 8284 Southmeadow Drive, domestic violence at 8284 Southmeadow Drive, March 3.



Friendship Baptist Church 8580 Cheviot Rd 741-7017 Gary Jackson, Senior Pastor Sunday School 10:00am Sunday Morning Services 8:45 & 11:00am Sunday Evening Services 6:30pm Wednesday Service 7:00pm AWANA (Wed) 7:00 - 8:45pm

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

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Ramona Martin, 42, 6515 Betts Ave., drug paraphernalia at 6200 block of Witherby Avenue, March 3. Juvenile, disorderly conduct at 8916 Fontainebleau Terrace, March 3. Juvenile, obstructing official business at 9100 block of Winton Road, March 6. Juvenile, domestic violence at 1000 block of Hempstead Drive, March 5. Juvenile, theft at 8400 block of Winton Road, March 3. Juvenile, domestic violence at 2200 block of Grant Avenue , March 5. Anthony Rozier, 19, 5947 Leffingwell Ave., disorderly conduct, obstructing official business at 9100 block of Winton Road, March 12. Antwan Rozier, 18, 5947 Leffingwell Ave., disorderly conduct, obstructing official business at 9100 block of Winton Road, March 12. Shawne Moss, 21, 9962 Arborwood Drive, burglary at 10700 block of Stargate Lane, March 12. Juvenile, disorderly conduct at 1805 Miles Road, March 12. Juvenile, receiving stolen property at 8916 Fontainebleau Terrace, March 12. Juvenile, receiving stolen property, carrying concealed weapon at 8916 Fontainebleau Terrace, March 12. Brennen Griffin, 21, 686 Evangeline Road, driving under suspension, obstructing official business at Compton Road and Desoto Drive, March 13. Kierra Allen, 20, 8909 Desoto Drive, disorderly conduct at 9600 block of Arvin Avenue, March 13. Juvenile, drug possession at 2046 Adams Road, March 10. Tristin Ricks, 26, 1570 Meredith

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Drive, burglary, March 10. Juvenile, disorderly conduct at 8200 block of Galbraith Pointe Drive, March 9. Joseph Sims, 28, 2435 McMicken Ave., domestic violence at 8400 block of Cottonwood Drive, March 19. Juvenile, assault at 800 block of West Galbraith Road, March 19. Juvenile, assault at 2046 Adams Road, March 10. Juvenile, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest at 8400 block of Winton Road, March 18. Juvenile, drug possession, disorderly conduct at 1805 Miles Road, March 16.

Incidents Attempted burglary

Woman reported break-in attempt at 10981 Maplehill Drive, March 6.

Breaking and entering

Man reported saw stolen at 1001 Winlake Drive, March 18. Pleasant Run Swim Club reported break-in at 11955 Elkwood Drive, March 16. Shamrock reported cigars stolen at 10025 Hamilton Ave., March 14.


Woman reported video game system stolen at 2313 Adams Road, Feb. 24. Woman reported video game system, computer stolen at 12144 Brookway Drive, Feb. 23. Woman reported TV stolen at 2190 Lincoln St., March 4.

The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. This 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, 7291300. • Mount Healthy: Chief Al Schaefer, 728-3183. • Cincinnati District 5, Captain David Bailey, 5698500. • North College Hill: Chief Paul Toth, 521-7171. • Greenhills: Chief Thomas Doyle, 825-2101. • Forest Park: Chief Phil Cannon, 595-5220. Man reported break-in at 1268 Murat Court, March 11. Man reported video game system, TV stolen at 1046 Hearthstone Drive, March 19. Woman reported TV, DVD player, video game system stolen at 8970 Mockingbird Lane, March 16. Man reported video game equipment stolen at 1120 Gracewind Court, March 16.

Criminal damaging

Woman reported window shattered at 8857 Balboa Drive, March 5. 9658 Cedarhurst Drive woman

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Christ, the Prince of Peace


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Sharonville United Methodist

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

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

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

Salem White Oak Presbyterian Sun Worship 10:00am Childcare Provided 3755 Cornell Rd 563-6447 ............................................

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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


St. Paul United Church of Christ


Pastor: Jessica Taft 385-9077

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


45247 513-741-8900 4 Miles West of Northgate Mall

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DEATHS Deborah Gridley

Deborah Multner Gridley, Forest Park, died March 21. Survived by husband John Gridley; children Kelly, Jill, Tracy Blom; mother Alice (Jim) Kent; siblings Janet Robinson, Peggy Flaig, Mike Multner; aunts Linda Kneipp, Roberta McIntyre, Catherine Meinen. Preceded in death by father Robert Multner Services were March 26 at Paul

R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597 or Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 3949 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223.

Hugh McManus Jr.

Hugh Louis McManus Jr., 86, died March 20. He was a jet propulsion engineer for General Electric. He was a World War II veteran, a

Master Mason, a member of Forest Chapel United Methodist Church and a 50-year member of the E.T. Carson Lodge, Survived by McManus wife Christine McManus; children Hugh III (Patricia), Robert (Susan) Sr. McManus; grandchildren


About obituaries H.L. IV, Robert Jr., Anna, Alyssa McManus; sister Marie Fondren; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death parents H.L. Sr., Lena McManus. Services were March 25 at Walker Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Alice Silverthorn

Alice Bacon Silverthorn, 92, died

March 14. She was a secretary. Survived by step-son Steve (Tina) Silverthorn; sister-in-law Pauline Bacon; niece Carol (Kevin) Key; cousin Bess Niehaus. Preceded in death by husband Martin Silverthorn, parents Hugh Sr., Alice Bacon, brother Hugh Bacon Jr. Services were March 27 at Rest Haven Cemetery. Arrangements by Genda Funeral Home. Memorials to: Indiana United Methodist Children's

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POLICE REPORTS Frompage B6 reported vehicle damaged at 1900 block of Mistyhill Drive, March 9. 3837 Deerpath Lane man reported vehicle damaged at 10800 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 17.

Criminal simulation

Simply Fashion reported receiving counterfeit $20 at 8491 Winton Road, March 5.


Man reported documents stolen at 6644 Charann Lane, Feb. 21. Bar 127 reported money stolen at 11952 Hamilton Ave., Feb. 25. Juvenile reported iPod stolen at 8916 Fontainebleau Terrace, Feb. 25. Woman reported check stolen at 841 Southmeadow Court, Feb. 25. Woman reported money stolen at 8606 Neptune Drive, Feb. 23. Wendy’s reported money stolen at 912 W. Galbraith Road, Feb. 22. Woman reported stereo equipment stolen from vehicle at 8796 Balboa Drive, March 4. Man reported medicine stolen from vehicle at 1271 Murat Court, March 9. Man reported jewelry, stereo equipment stolen at 1706 Newbrook Drive, March 20. Juvenile reported video equipment stolen at 1900 block of Miles Road, March 19. Woman reported medicine stolen from vehicle at 1580 Pleasant Run Drive, March 19. 1727 Casey Drive woman reported wallet stolen at 8400 block of Winton Road, March 19. Woman reported stereo equipment stolen at 1730 Newbrook Drive, March 20.

CINCINNATI DISTRICT 5 Arrests/citations

Alee Foster, born 1956, possession of open flask, 5800 Hamilton Ave., March 8. Brandy Hurt, born 1979, telecommunication harassment, 1907 Savannah Way, March 16. Marcus Sullivan, born 1975, aggravated menacing, 1513 Cedar Ave., March 16. Richardo G. Lee, born 1970, criminal trespass, 1175 W. Galbraith Road, March 9. Cekeya Clark, born 1990, assault, 5654 Hamilton Ave., March 11. Christopher Tillman, born 1982, possession of drugs, 5820 Hamilton Ave., March 11. Donald J. Trapp, born 1979, possession of drugs, 5751 Belmont Ave., March 10. Latrell Banks, born 1970, disorderly conduct, 5849 Hamilton Ave., March 12. Laura L. Davis, born 1973, passing check with insufficient funds and theft form $300 to $5,000, 6230 Hamilton Ave., March 18. Marcus Mundy, born 1955, trafficking and drug abuse, 1631 Marlowe Ave., March 18. Natalie Decarol Graham, born 1963, grand theft auto, 6024 Tahiti Drive,

March 16. Donte D. Ferrell, born 1973, possession of drugs, 4957 Hawaiian Terrace, March 15. Harold Harris, born 1966, possession of drug paraphernalia, 5112 Hawaiian Terrace, March 12. Isiah Thomas, born 1984, possession of drugs, 4846 Hawaiian Terrace, March 18. Jammell Howard, born 1966, disorderly conduct, 2657 Kipling Ave., March 11. Kalana Davis, born 1990, disorderly conduct, 5370 Bahama Terrace, March 8. Doug Lewis, born 1972, possession of drugs, 4700 Colerain Ave., March 16. Diago Harris, born 1991, trafficking and drug abuse, 5083 Colerain Ave., March 18. Andre Demar Cook, born 1988, possession of drug paraphernalia, 5648 Colerain Ave., March 15. Antwain D. Ricks, born 1986, disorderly conduct, 2509 Flanigan Court, March 10. Brenda F. Prude, born 1965, endangering child neglect, 2686 Hillvista Lane, March 17. Ingalisa N. Robertson, born 1973, false alarm, arson to defraud and theft, 5469 Kirby Ave., March 17. Kevin King, born 1991, domestic violence, 5082 Hawaiian Terrace, March 20.

Incidents Aggravated burglary

4857 Hawaiian Terrace, March 13. 5724 Kenneth Ave., March 18.



Juvenile female, 16, theft at 1231 W. Kemper Road, March 11. Heather Egner, 20, 1135 513th Street, theft at 300 Cincinnati Mills, March 10. Antwain Graham, 29, 11445 Farmington Road, domestic violence at 11445 Farmington Road, March 12. Carl Morris, 48, 609 Dewdrop Circle, resisting arrest at 1254 W. Sharon Road, March 14. Tasha Wilson, 33, 1012 Chesterdale, theft at 693 Northland Blvd., March 10. Juvenile female, 15, aggravated burglary at 988 Glasgow , March 15. Juvenile male, 13, aggravated burglary at 988 Glasgow , March 15. Juvenile male, 15, aggravated burglary at 988 Glasgow , March 15. Juvenile male, 15, aggravated burglary at 988 Glasgow , March 15.

Incidents Breaking and entering

Burglary attempt made at business at 11322 Southland Road, March 11.


Residence entered and jewelry valued at $400 removed at 11065 Quailridge, March 12. Reported at 1355 Karahill, March 13.

Criminal damaging

Window damaged at 1923 Crest Road, March 13. Window damaged at 530 Northland Blvd., March 13.

Domestic violence

Female reported at Fairborn, March 15.


Computer valued at $691 removed at 11270 Lodgeview Court, March 11. Trash can valued at $80 removed at 759 Cascade, March 12. Oil damaged at $538.38 removed at 1143 Smiley , March 12. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 2061 Waycross Road, March 14. Stereo and CDs of unknown value removed at 1997 Waycross Road, March 15. Merchandise of unknown value removed from store at 693 Northland Blvd., March 15.



Jamal Ferguson, 23, 1549 Nathaniel Drive, drug possession at Winton Road, March 14. Anthony Johnson, 24, 1830 Lincrest Drive, drug possession at Winton Road, March 14. Eddie Cobb, 44, 10 Hamlin Road, domestic violence at 10 Hamlin Road, March 7. Rodney Watson, 41, open container

at Winton Road, March 7.


Arrests/citations Linda Walker, 33, 1530 Kinney Ave., disorderly conduct at 1530 Kinney Ave., March 22. Charles Lacking, 28, 1530 Kinney Ave., domestic violence, obstructing official business at 1530 Kinney Ave., March 22. Christopher Davis, 27, 21 W. Clifton Ave., drug possession at 7300 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 20. Shannon Jones, 31, 5358 Orangetown Drive, drug possession at 7200 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 18. Matthew Laugh, 24, 10372 New Burlington Road, drug possession at 7500 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 18. Douglas Schmell, 21, 1190 Tassie Lane, open container at Perry Street & Hill Avenue, March 17.


Woman reported break-in at 7688 Clovernook Ave., March 19.

Criminal mischief

Man reported lawn damaged at 1622 Adams Road, March 17.


Michel Tire reported equipment, parts stolen at 7905 Hamilton Ave., March 18. United Dairy Farmers reported $25 in

1044 Groesbeck Road, March 20. 5134 Hawaiian Terrace, March 13.

Aggravated robbery

5300 Colerain Ave., March 16.

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Breaking and entering

1236 W. North Bend Road, March 16. 1927 W. North Bend Road, March 19. 5135 Hawaiian Terrace, March 16. 5172 Colerain Ave., March 19. 5550 Colerain Ave., March 13. 6014 Hamilton Ave., March 14.


1140 Hill Crest Road, March 12. 4921 Hawaiian Terrace, March 19. 4948 Hawaiian Terrace, March 21. 5127 Colerain Ave., March 19. 5323 Eastknoll Court, March 21. 6320 Aspen Way, March 15. 6435 Meadowvista Court, March 17.

Felonious assault

2680 Hillvista Lane, March 19. 5464 Bahama Terrace, March 17.


6122 Gladys Ave., March 13.


1183 W. Galbraith Road, March 15. 1198 W. Galbraith Road, March 15. 1324 W. North Bend Road, March 12. 1417 Cedar Ave., March 16. 2334 Whitewood Lane, March 15. 2345 W. North Bend Road, March 14. 2568 W. North Bend Road, March 16. 5377 Bahama Terrace, March 15. 5590 Colerain Ave., March 16. 5624 Folchi Drive, March 17. 5650 Folchi Drive, March 16. 5734 Kiefer Court, March 16. 5755 Pearton Court, March 16. 5903 Hamilton Ave., March 15.

Vehicle theft

2447 Elderberry Court, March 14.

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gas stolen at 7900 Hamilton Ave., March 22.

NORTH COLLEGE HILLS Arrests/citations

Elijah Wilson, 27, 100 W. Leslie Drive, drug possession at 2000 block of Catalpa Avenue, March 3. James Bowman, 28, drug possession at 6800 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 3. Two juveniles, burglary at 1400 block of Clovernoll Avenue, March 15. Keith Hardew, 47, 1719 Marilyn Drive, drug possession at West Galbraith Road and Parrish Avenue, March 15. Andrea Elazzouzi, 36, 5839 Monfort Hills Drive, domestic violence at Beechknoll Drive, March 15. Montoya Guerrant, 32, 4849 Corinth Ave., assault at 7100 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 15. Ronesia Taylor, 24, 3310 S. Woodlawn Ave., theft at 7132 Hamilton Ave., March 13. Jamela Love, 24, 1340 Riviera Place, theft at 7132 Hamilton Ave., March 13. Luther Watson, 57, 5108 Colerain Ave., theft, criminal trespassing at 7132 Hamilton Ave., March 13. Jenni Russell, 51, 2905 Banning Road, theft at 7132 Hamilton Ave., March 12. Michael Collis, 31, 6787 Marvin Ave., criminal damaging at 6787 Marvin Ave., March 12.


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Tips for getting your plants off to a good start S o m e mixes may include a slow release fertilizer to help feed the seedlings Ron Wilson very slowly and gently In the as they garden grow. Be sure to premoisten your potting mix before planting the seeds. 2) Something to grow your seedlings in – small clay or plastic pots, Jiffy Cubes, peat pots, Cow Pots,

If you’re thinking about starting seeds indoors this winter, good for you! Here are a few tips to help make you a bit more successful with your seed starting adventure. First of all, you’ll need the right seed starting supplies: 1) Use a soil-less potting mix or seed starting mix. This mix is extremely important as it actually helps to hold moisture for the new seedlings yet is airy and allows them to dry properly with less chance of dampening off, or rotting.

or trays with cell packs are wonderful for starting your seeds. 3) Some type of shop light with regular fluorescent tubes will be needed to help supplement the muchneeded sunlight to keep your seedlings from stretching. Remember to keep the lights within 3 inches of the tops of the new seedlings. You may need to keep the lights on 12-14 hours a day, even in sunnier windows. 4) A misting bottle. This is one of the best ways to

water your new seedlings, especially when they’re very young. Misting the soil is not so invasive and is easier to control the water flow. 5) A small inexpensive fan, and trust me, this fan is one of the key ingredients for starting seeds indoors. Placed away from the seedlings, it provides constant air movement around the plants, which helps reduce disease and rotting, and it also helps to promote stockier plants. And here’s the most

important thing to remember: Read the back of the seed packs for additional germinating information (do the seeds need to be covered, spacing, soil temps – generally 70-75 degrees during the day, etc.?), as well as how long it takes for seed germination and growing time before transplanting outdoors. Count backwards from our frost free date (May 15 or so), and that’s when you should start those seeds indoors. For tomatoes it takes about 6 weeks (pep-

pers 8 weeks), which means starting time would be right around late March/early April. Remember, it’s always better to start your seeds a little late, rather than way too early. Have fun growing your plants from seeds, indoors. Talk to you next time, in the garden. Ron Wilson is marketing manager for Natorp’s Inc. Garden Stores and is the garden expert for 55KRC-AM and Local 12. Reach him at

Farm featuring Fridays that are fantastic offers pre-kindergarten through second graders an opportunity to plant veggies, card wool and even measure the height of a pony. Children can also take part in live animal demonstrations such as sheep shearing and goat milking and fish with the Buckeye United Fly Fishers. Daily

It’s not your typical day on the farm during Fantastic Farm Fridays. Every Friday beginning April 9 through May 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., children can experience life at Parky’s Farm in Winton Woods with handson educational activities and live demonstrations. Fantastic Farm Fridays

activities may vary. Fantastic Farm Fridays are free and open to the public. Registration is recommended, especially for organized groups, by calling 521-3276 ext. 100. Pony rides (for children shorter than 48 inches), wagons rides (for children and adults) and Parky’s Play-

barn (for ages 2 to 12) are $2.50 per child. Parky’s Farm is at 10073 Daly Road. A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($5 annual; $2 daily) is required. For details, interested individuals should call 521-PARK (7275) or visit

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The rooms are only half of the reason to come to The Doolin House. Owners Charles and Allison just happen to both be chefs. Some of the breakfast specialties include Caramel Banana French Toast and Southern Eggs Benedict (2 fried green tomatoes topped with 2 slices of smoked bacon, 2 eggs over easy and Hollandaise). Chuck is usually in charge of breakfast and tries to do new and different things every day. Chef Chuck pointed out, “It’s fun to experiment with breakfast. It’s the one meal that encompasses all foods. It’s perfectly acceptable to see smoked salmon or a pork cutlet at the breakfast table. ”For those in no rush to rise and shine, breakfast in bed is served at no additional charge. When you need a weekend get away that’s not too far from home or you are planning your summer vacation to beautiful Lake Cumberland, remember that The Doolin House Bed and Breakfast is only a phone call away.

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There is a joke among friends here, “It’s a Phoenix that has risen from the ashes. ”When Charles and Allison Hahn Sobieck purchased the property at 502 North Main Street (in Somerset, Kentucky), there was a lot of work to be done, to say the least. With the vision of a B & B and a home in ruins, there were little choices. The dilapidated structure was removed, then reconstructed as it had been in the 1850’s. It’s a brand new home. A bit of an unusual concept for a bed and breakfast. “We reconstructed the home from scratch. This gave us the benefit of designing every amenity possible along the way, ”said Allison Sobieck, owner. Every room is equipped with many amenities you don’t often find in a traditional bed and breakfast, but rather a fine hotel. Every room has a full sized closet with a pair of micro-fiber robes hanging in them, 400- count Egyptian cotton sheets, cable TV with DVD players, queen sized beds, and a host of other things. For instance, 2 rooms have gas fireplaces and 3 rooms have whirlpool tubs. We even offer many add on amenities such as massage, dinner, flowers, etc…

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Phil Keaggy will perform with Muriel Anderson and guest Tierra Negra as part of the Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society concert series at 8 p.m. Saturday, Saturday, April 10, at McAuley High School Theatre, 6000 Oakwood Ave. The concert is presented by the Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society, a non-profit charity which uses proceeds from concerts to provide financial aid to families wishing to send their children to values based schools. For ticketing and information, go to or call 513-484-0157.

College Hill saxophonist brings trip to library Garin Webb of College Hill will bring his jazz trip to the Main branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County to help commemorate Jazz Appreciation Month. The Garin Webb Trio will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 3, in the branch’s Popular Library Reading Lounge Actively involved in the Tristate arts scene for over 15 years, the Garin Webb Trio consists of saxophone, guitar and acoustic bass. The performance is free. The Jazz Appreciation Month concerts are made possible by a donation from internationally-known saxophonist and authority on jazz education Jamey Aebersold. Aebersold, who also underwrites the library’s Jazz of the Month Club, is one of the most significant innovators in jazz education. A strong believer in the role of improvisation in education, he has been a driving force in America’s native art form and continues to kindle the fires of musical imagination in those with whom he comes in contact. The public library owns an extensive collection of Jamey Aebersold Play-ALongs, which gives people the opportunity to practice their playing with accompaniment by some of the world’s greateast jazz musi-


Garin Webb of College Hill will perform jazz at the main branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County April 3. cians. For information, call 369-6900 or check the Library’s Web site at Other concerts are: • Marc Fields Trio at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10, in the Popular Library Reading Lounge; • Jazz of the Month Club Concert by the Rick VanMatre Quintet at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 17, in the Atrium Reading Garden Lounge; and • David Ridenour Duo: David Ridenour with Aaron Jacobs, at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24, in the Popular Library Reading Lounge.

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