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St. Vivian School students help teacher Cindy McMahon with the Kids Against Hunger project. From left is Kendra Jackson, Zane Reed, Amanda Hagendorn and Rachel Boback with McMahon.
Mount Healthy schools planning farewells By Jennie Key email@example.com
There will be a lot of goodbyes next month in the Mount Healthy City School District as residents of the city, Colerain and Springfield townships say farewell to the old buildings. The district is having closing ceremonies in the old buildings in preparation for the opening of new buildings in the coming school year. Superintendent David Horine said the central office will coordinate with the committees in the buildings. “We want to make sure the information gets out to the community,” he said. “We want everyone to have a chance to say good-bye,” said Horine. Save the date for the following events:
• New Burlington, 10268 Burlington Road, 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 6. • The history of Hoop Elementary, 1738 Compton Road, will be presented at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 11. To help at Hoop, contact Markita Bayes via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. • Duvall Elementary, 1411 Compton Road, will have its closing ceremonies at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 13, during the Spring Education Fair. • Greener Elementary, 2400 Adams Road, will celebrate its 50th and final anniversary, from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 14. • Frost Elementary, 2065 Mistyhill Drive, will have its closing from 6 to 8 p.m. during its Spring Education Fair on Thursday, May 27. Horine said the junior high and high schools will close in December, as the new schools are slated
Mount Healthy’s new buildings will have wings named after the old schools they replace. This plaque and portrait of Lula Greener are in the entry way at Greener Elementary School. to open in the winter of 2011. Closing events for those schools will soon be announced. John Pennell, executive director for administrative services for the district, says the new buildings
will have wings named after the old buildings and the dedication plaques from each of the old buildings will be installed in the new wings to honor those for whom the old schools were named.
St. X senior, ND recruit, dies in spring break fall Gannett News Service St. Xavier offensive lineman Matt James died April 2 in a fall from a hotel balcony in Panama City Beach, Fla. James, 17, died almost instantly after falling from a third-floor balcony at about 6:25 p.m. at the Days Inn on Front Beach Road, according to police reports cited by WJHG-TV in Panama City. Friday marked the first day of St. Xavier’s spring break. James had signed to play football at Notre Dame in the fall. Word of the incident spread quickly throughout the community as classmates and football fans
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They set out to feed children they’ll likely never meet. St. Vivian School students made Kids Against Hunger their most recent monthly mission raising more than $1,300. Third-grader Zane Reed said he donated spare change and Rachel Boback said she sacrificed buying a new toy. “It’s important that we can help kids live longer because they don’t have enough food,” said Amber Hagendorn, a third-grader. Preschool teacher Cindy McMahon organized the project, working with the Cincinnatibased program. “They are based in Blue Ash and supply nutritional food packets to children here and around the world,” McMahon said. A lot of the food student helped to pay for will be going to children in Haiti, she added. Individual food packages are filled with a mixture of rice and dried vegetables and shipped to where they’re needed most, McMahon said. Principal Steven Zinser said the school has a service project each month to help others in the neighborhood and around the globe.
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James in Florida. “Luke is devastated,” Massa’s father, Gary, said late Friday. “He lost one of his best friends.” “This kid was a great kid, I can tell you that,” Gary Massa said of James. “The best that we know is Matt fell.” Kyle Bedinghaus, a classmate and friend of Matt, was one of the organizers of the vigil. He said just Wednesday, before Matt left for Panama City, his friends told him to be safe and not to do anything to mess up his scholarship. “It’s hard to believe it happened,” the 18-year-old senior said. “You hear it happens all the
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Mt. Healthy properties stand for auction By Jennie Key email@example.com
Mount Healthy City School District is having quite a yard sale this month, as it drops the auction gavel on six properties April 22. John Pennell, executive director for administrative services for the district, said the properties currently on the block are Greener Elementary, Duvall Elementary, New Burlington Elementary, Mount Healthy South Junior High School, the Mount Healthy school bus lot and the bus garage. The district’s property auction will begin at noon Thursday, April 22, at the Mount Healthy South Junior High School, 1917 Miles Road. There are photos and details on-line at www.semplesells.com. The auction requires the sale price to be at least the minimum bid set by the district. Superintendent David Horine said a 10 percent buyer-premium will be added to the high bid to determine the purchase amount. That 10 percent flows through the district as the commission for Semple and Associates Inc., the firm
Auction signs are up in front of a number of Mount Healthy City School District buildings which will go on the block April 22.
More information The six properties up for auction are: • Greener Elementary, 2425 Adams Road, on 8.3 acres, minimum bid $83,000, which includes the cost to demolish the existing building. • Duvall Elementary, 1411 Compton Road, on a little over 8 acres of land, minimum bid is $300,000. • New Burlington Elementary School, 10268 Burlington Road, on 8 acres, minimum bid is $300,000. This property is also adjacent to the bus lot which is an addition of 3.3 acres and has access to Mill handling the auction for the district. “We are hoping to get good bids at auction,”
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Road. It will also be offered with the bus lot at a minimum bid of $350,000. • The bus lot, 90 Mill Road, is on 3.3 acres of land and has a minimum bid of $99,0000. This property will also be offered with New Burlington Elementary at a minimum bid of $350,000. • The bus garage, 10348 New Burlington Road, is on just under a half-acre. Minimum bid is $95,000. • South Junior High School, 1917 Miles Road, on 11.77 acres, and the minimum bid for this property is $800,000.
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More information, please The Ohio Schools Facilities Commission is paying $57.2 million of the $90 million cost of the construction of three new school buildings in the Mount Healthy City School District. In 2007, Mount Healthy voters approved a $33 million bond issue to pay for the district’s share of the project which officials say will result in a $1.5 million annual cost savings. lization funds to buy the 15-acre site. Hinnenkamp said while the township looked at other school district properties up for sale, the Frost site was the only one which met the federal funding requirements. The Mount Healthy City School district is in the midst of streamlining its operations. It is closing buildings and opening three new schools – two elementary schools and a junior/senior high school set to open 2010 and 2011. Mount Healthy superintendent David Horine said the district has been in negotiations with the township for a few months to work out the details of the sale. “We hope to close toward the end of July,” he said. “But it won’t be until the building comes down.” Horine said part of the deal is the township is helping to pay for the demolition of the building at 2065 Mistyhill Drive in the Sevenhills community. He said the township is sharing in the cost of the teardown, which is part of the $165,000 cost. The superintendent said the district’s buildings are set for auction Thursday, April 22, but if another government agency is interested in negotiating a purchase, the district is legally permitted to remove the property from auction and sell it direct.
North College Hill Mayor Dan Brooks has done his share of dancing during the last 18 years and he’s not finished yet. Brooks, along with friends, fellow politicians and others, have raised more than $35,000 for Shriners hospitals. This year, the Mayor’s Ball is set for Saturday, April 24, at Clovernook Country Club.
The ball has been a community tradition since 1992 and, Brooks said, is his way of saying “thank you to the pediatric health care system.” “A co-worker’s child was treated at a Shriners hospital and when he told me that he tried to pay the hospital and they wouldn’t accept his money or insurance, I was astounded,” Brooks said. After that, Brooks enlisted others to collect auction items for the dance.
Clovernook Country Club donates the food and location for the event, allowing all proceeds be donated to the Shriners. Brooks and his team went to work, collecting auction items and working with Clovernook Country Club, who donates the food and location for the event, allowing every dollar brought in to be donated to Shriners. Dozens of other businesses and individuals also support the event, donating
items for the silent auction and raffle. Midnight Music is providing this year’s music and DJ for the dance. Tickets are $35 a couple and $18 per person. The price includes music, beer, wine and set-ups. For more information and tickets, call 521-7413.
Finneytown has forum to discuss May levy By Heidi Fallon email@example.com
Supporters of the Finneytown Local School District’s May 4 levy will have an open forum at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 22. The Friends of Finneytown Schools will present information about the 7.95mill operating levy in the William R. Swartzel Performing Arts Center at Finneytown High School, 8916 Fontainebleau Terrace. Interim Superintendent Alan Robertson will detail
the district’s financial outlook and the need for the district’s first operating levy request in six years. Along with Robertson, district Treasurer Dave Oliverio and school board members will answer questions. The levy will generate an estimated $1.7 million a year and cost the owner of a home with a $100,000 market value an estimated $235 a year more in property taxes. Without the levy, district officials project a $1.2 million deficit within the next two years.
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Bill Kocher said the ordinance is Mount Healthy is taking not designed steps to regulate potential to prohibit problems associated with teen clubs, just regulate teen clubs. Council started looking at them. Kocher “It’s realsample laws from other communities in January. It ly a safety issue more for was expected to have the us,” Kocher said, adding last of three readings on a that no one has approached the city about city ordinance at opening or rethe Tuesday, Included in the opening a club April 6, meeting. Police Chief Al legislation is an for teens. Matt Fay, Schaefer said exemption for president of Mount Healthy’s groups including the city’s busiordinance will be similar to one scouts and church ness association, said his used in Green youth groups. group is “100 Township. percent in “It just gives anyone wanting to come in favor of the ordinance.” “We know other commuwith that type of club guidelines they have to abide by,” nities have had problems and we appreciate having Schaefer said. Schaefer said a teen club clear guidelines clubs would in the Hilltop Plaza, Club have to follow,” Fay said. Included in the legislaIce, has been closed for several months. While it was tion is an exemption for in business, Schaefer said groups including scouts and the main problem was church youth groups. Other provisions include “teens loose on the street no club within 200 feet of after the club closed.” “The club drew kids from an establishment that sells all over Cincinnati and once alcohol and a $500 applicathe club closed for the night, tion fee. Clubs would be the teens were our prob- closed at 11 p.m. for ages 14 and younger and midlem,” he said. Safety/Service Director night for 14 and older.
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Finneytown High School teacher Terry Owen helps Heather Gamble and MacKenzie Gill fold up the quilt the two seventh-graders put together with help from Owen and other students.
Finneytown students help create quilt of hope By Heidi Fallon firstname.lastname@example.org
They volunteered for a day but ended up learning a lesson for a lifetime. Finneytown seventh-graders Heather Gamble and MacKenzie Gill eagerly accepted an invitation to help one day last summer with a Cancer Family Care Center camp. The camp was for children of
all ages, some as young as 2. “It’s a program for children who have been or are being impacted by cancer,” said Rachel McCoy, children services director for the center. “We had a back to nature theme and the quilt was a way they could be creative while making a quilt square as a tribute to a loved one.” For Gill and Gamble, some of the quilt squares were both
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heartbreaking and uplifting. “It was sad, but in another way it showed how much courage some of the kids have,” Gill said. “It really made us think,” Gamble added, pointing to a child’s square showing two people sitting on a cloud. “I can’t imagine what it must be like for them to go through.” After the individual squares were finished, Terry Owen,
“Mad Scientist” Steve Hackmann lights a special paper on fire during a recent Fire and Ice program presented by Mad Science. The group is offering after-school classes at Winton Woods Primary North and Winton Woods Primary South. “Our goal is to show them how much fun learning and science can be,” Wulsin said.
Finneytown High School teacher, offered to help her two students assemble it into a quilt. Owen said she had additional help from Finneytown sophomore Natalie Kennedy and middle school students Bobby Jung and Jessica Calhoun. McCoy came to the school to retrieve the quilt and take it back to the Auburn Avenue center where it will be placed in a hallway for everyone to see.
Finneytown seventh-grader Mackenzie Gill contributed this square to a quilt she helped make at a camp for children dealing with cancer.
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Winton Woods High School student Brea Reliford was one of eight students in the Live Oaks e-marketing program who will advance state competition following recent DECA district competition. Reliford placed first in the sports and entertainment category. Sondra Brown also competed in the district contest, placing fifth in the quick serve management category.
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Winton Woods City Schools’ Parent Teacher Association is joining forces with a local group to increase student interest in science. The PTA is sponsoring the return of “Mad Science,” a group that offers interactive science opportunities to students after school, to Winton Woods Primary North and Winton Woods Primary South. Sessions begin after school in April and consist of various one hour lessons. Eileen Mannira, a PTA member who helped bring the program to the district, said the PTA has been working to bring more afterschool activities to the students and “Mad Science” has always been a popular option. “We try to cover anything that could interest children,” she said. Eugene Wulsin, owner of “Mad Science,” said the program has been operating in the district for more than eight years, with lessons titled “The Glow Show,” “Super Sticky Stuff” and “Slime Time.” Wulsin said the five-week program offers “fun, interactive science” that also aligns with state curriculum standards. However, he said “Mad Science” is more interactive than classroom studies, with students receiving kits from the various lessons that they can take home to show their friends and parents.
From left, Natalie Kennedy, a Finneytown High School sophomore, Jessica Calhoun and Bobby Jung, both seventh-graders, put the finishing touches on a quilt they helped complete for the Cancer Family Care Center.
Two groups of McAuley students recently won awards in 2010 Revision, a design competition sponsored by the Cincinnati chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Students had had to design a new use for an abandoned building. Both groups redesigned the Price Hill firehouse. Juniors Jen Beck, Reagan Goist and Maddie Sabatelli, senior Pauline Holthaus were awarded first place as Best Future Architects. First place for Best Master Craftsmen went to junior Malia Hess, and seniors Maddie Herbert and Emily Rieger. • Junior Brittany Wyatt was selected to participate in the Leadership Education and Development Program for Engineering this summer at Villanova University. Wyatt was selected as one of only 40 high school students from among thousands who applied to attend the three-week summer program. She received a $3,000 scholarship to defray some of the tuition. In addition to this honor, Wyatt also recently received recognition from GE Aircraft Engines for being a part of its Wyatt technical career program of Explorer Post 303. The daughter of Monya Wyatt of Finneytown, she plays varsity golf and aspires to become a nurse-practitioner in the future. • The many McAuley musicians who are also members of the La Salle High School concert band recently attended the 2010 Ohio Music Education Large Group Adjudicated Event. The judges grade ensembles on their performance of three prepared pieces, including one from a required music list, as well as a performance of a piece that is “sight read,” which is when both students and the director are given a piece they have most likely never seen before and are required to play it after only a few minutes of silent study. This year, the La Salle concert band was awarded the highest rating, superior. The McAuley students who participated in the competition were Gabrielle Hempel, Stephanie McMahon, Danielle Reynolds, Christine Ruhe, Becky Schmidt, Lauren Schultz, Jen Voit, Kelsey Voit and Abbey Witzgall.
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Taking advantage of nice weather, the advanced placement biology classes took their lab to Winton Woods to do water quality testing. Most years, AP biology students do not normally get to experience research in the field. Due to time constraints and student extracurricular activities, getting students out of the lab and into the field is a challenge. As part of the curriculum, students study the dissolved oxygen content of a natural lake or pond and determine its quality. In the lab, they will continue to study the samples for relationships between water quality and depth, and water quality and temperature. The features help to determine how well life can survive in that body of water.
Students in the Scarlet Oaks early childhood education, hotel operations, and culinary arts programs recently participated in regional Family, Career, and Community Leaders Association competition. Eight students qualified for state competition and 31 others earned medals in their categories. Among the students who will represent Scarlet Oaks at the state contest are: • Hotel operations students Leah Brock from Mount Healthy High School and Lindsey Wright from Glen Este High School, who won first place honors and silver medals in hotel linen operations; • Culinary Arts junior Demetrius Selby from Winton Woods High School, a first-place gold medal winner in the dining room attendant category. Winton Woods student Paige Williams, an early childhood education senior, won a gold medal in the language and literacy category. The senior culinary arts team of Brandon Allen from Finneytown High School, Justin Bedwell from Batavia High School, Dylan Jones from Norwood and John Tasch from Clermont Northeastern High School, who won third place and a gold medal in the culinary team event. Winning silver medals were: • Senior early childhood education team members Robin Cousett from Lockland High School, Jade Darks from Winton Woods, Vaunshey Mathes from Princeton High School and Lilly Meece from Norwood High School; • Early childhood education senior KeAndra Evans from Winton Woods in the teacher resource kit category; and • Hotel operations juniors Elliot Denney from Glen Este, Maleka Green from Princeton and Javaun Jones from Mount Healthy in meeting set-up.
Finneytown resident James Colmar, a senior at The Schilling School for Gifted Children, was named a National Merit finalist.
Less than 15,000 students nationally receive the honor, which is based on PSAT test scores that measure critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills and writing skills. It often means college scholarship money to the recipient. Colmar has attended the Schilling Colmar School since third grade. Currently, he serves as student government president.
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Senior Shonae Mason was selected by the Blue Ash-Montgomery Rotary Club to attend the American Leaders Youth Summit at Valley Forge in Pennsylvania. Mason was selected on the basis of an essay she wrote about the choices that freedom gives to those who have it. The American Leaders Youth Summit is a three-day conference for high school students to interact with experts Mason on citizenship, democracy, the free enterprise system, judicial system and American political process. The program includes lectures, historical tours and experiential workshops designed to develop leadership skills and deepen an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of engaged citizenship. The Rotary Club paid for Mason’s plane ticket and expenses while in Valley Forge. • Sports marketing students won a total of 21 trophies at the DECA District 4 spring competition. DECA Diamond trophies were presented to first- through fifth-place winners. There were over 20 marketing competitive events. Winning first place were Emily Cooper, sports and entertainment marketing, individual; Jason Koeninger, automotive services marketing; Terran Murphy, retail marketing; and Kelsie Rogers and Angelique Willis, buying and merchandising management. Finishing second were Ashley Booker, hotel and lodging; Zach Campbell and Ben Steinhauer, buying and merchandising management; Amber Howell, food marketing; Sam Kramer, retail marketing; and Kaira Walton, marketing management. Placing third were Megan Hein, restaurant and food service; Markus Lackey, hotel and lodging; Allen Payne, sports and entertainment marketing; and Jake Senger, automotive services marketing. Brandon Crumpton finished fourth in retail marketing.
This week in lacrosse
• St. Xavier High School boys beat Mariemont 16-8, March 26. St. X’s Buczek scored six goals, Hill scored three, Brown and King scored two each and Carroll, Sibert and Cornley each scored one goal. St. X advances to 1-0 with the win. • St. Xavier boys beat St. Ignatius 12-6, March 27. St. X’s Brown scored four goals, Hill scored three goals, Buczek scored two and King, Sabert and Miller scored one goal each. Grombala made 14 saves for St. X.
This week in track and field
• Aiken High School boys placed fifth with a score of 28 in the CMAC Relays at Taft, March 27. Aiken won the high jump relay. • Roger Bacon High School boys finished fifth with a score of 12 in the GCL Relays at Fenwick, March 27. • La Salle High School boys finished first with a score of 201 at the Chick-FilA of Western Hills La Salle Legends Classic, March 27. Mt. Healthy finished sixth with a score of 41. Winton Woods finished third with an 87. La Salle’s Travis Hawes won the 800 meter in 2:04.10 and the 1600 meter in 4:39.87. La Salle’s Ray Claytor won the high jump 6-4, Chris Fisbeck won the 300 meter hurdles with a 40.58, Kyle Herth won the discus with a 134-10 and Philber won the pole vault with a 14-0. Winton Woods’ Juan Glover won the 400 meter in 50.50, Avery Cunningham won the 110 meter hurdles in 15.13, and Winton Woods won the 4x200 meter relay in 1:32.53, and the 4x400 meter relay in 3:34.95. Mt. Healthy won the 4x100 meter relay in 44.74. • Aiken High School placed sixth with a score of 20 in the CMAC Relays at Taft, March 27.
This week in baseball
• Mount Healthy High School beat Cincinnati Christian 12-1 in five innings, March 29. Kyle Boreing was the winning pitcher with eight strikeouts. Mount Healthy’s Mario McConico went 2-2, had two base hits and three RBIs. • La Salle High School beat Walnut Hills 12-2, March 30. The winning pitcher was Andrews with eight strikeouts. La Salle’s Michael Leytze had two RBIs; David Hebeler was 3-4 had two base hits and three RBI; Alec Schmidt went 2-3 and Pat Bachman had three RBIs. • Anderson High School beat St. Xavier 9-4, March 30. St. X’s Conor Hundley went 23; Patrick Guetle went 2-3; Gogan went 2-4 and had three base hits.
This week in tennis
• La Salle High School boys beat Summit Country Day 4-1, March 29. La Salle’s Anthony Heckle beat Michael VanSandt 6-1, 6-1; Josh Moellman beat Dunnmon 6-0, 6-2; Alex Breen beat Knicy 6-3, 6-2. In doubles, Kevin Bush and Sam Samoya beat Schuler and Schroder 7-5, 7-5. • La Salle High School boys beat Taylor High School 4-1, March 30. La Salle’s Josh Moellman beat Danny Rapking 6-1, 6-0; Alex Breen beat Koons 6-0, 6-0. In doubles, Kevin Bush and Sam Samoya beat Entels and Josh Allen 60, 6-0; Ryan Mathews and Travis Robertson beat Doug Rouster and Ryan Stronbhinsky 6-0, 6-0. La Salle advances to 2-0 with the win.
April 7, 2010
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The problem was clear. In 2009, the McAuley High School softball team had the second-lowest team batting average (.206) and lowest on-base percentage (.272) in the Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League Scarlet division. The Mohawks went 819 overall and 3-7 in the GGCL for a fifth-place league finish. “I think the problem was our overall confidence,” head coach Karen Weisman said. “The girls were always second-guessing what to swing at and what not to swing at. So we got back to basics (in the offseason) and worked on just seeing the ball and hitting the ball and not thinking about it.” McAuley, which didn’t have a single .300 hitter last season, returns seven starters, including senior right fielder Maria Meyer, who last year led the team with a .292 average. She was also second in steals (six), third in runs (nine), fourth in OBP (.306) and played great defense. “Right field is typically a position where you put a weak defensive player, but our pitchers get hitters to hit to right a lot,” Weisman said. “Maria has the ability
McAuley High School junior Melissa Kolb will play shortstop for the Mohawks this season. She has been a starter since her freshman year. to throw people out at first.” Other returning starters include seniors Mandy Wietmarschen (2B) and Jenna Igel (C), as well as juniors Melissa Kolb (SS) and Sara Zech (IF). Wietmarschen (.260) and Kolb (.254) were second and third on the team last year in average, respectively, while Zech hit .219 and Igel hit .149. Kolb led the team in steals with 11. On the mound, McAuley will be led by seniors Kayla Owens and Kirstie Reilman. Owens went 2-11 last season but recorded a 2.35 ERA in 86.1 innings. “I think she was frustrated last year,” Weisman said. “She didn't show it too much, but it was frustrating
for her – and me – that we couldn't score the runs we needed to for her. Plus, she pitched some of our more challenging games.” Reilman, meanwhile, went 6-6 with a 3.71 ERA and had 80 strikeouts in 73.2 innings. She hit .244 last season but has looked promising at the plate thus far. “Kirstie has improved her hitting over the offseason, and she'll probably play outfield more than pitch,” Weisman said. “Right now, Kayla has probably been a little more on target, but Kirstie should have some starts.” McAuley (1-0 as of April 1) aspires to win the GGCL title and advance to district
McAuley freshman Rachael Oakley is one of several promising newcomers for the Mohawks this season. play. Weisman, who is in her eighth season at McAuley, won league titles from 2003 to 2006. Since then, McAuley finished 11-10 in 2007 and has had losing seasons each of the last two years. “You can't have the stud pitcher or the best talent every year,” Weisman said. “We had some really good players over those first four years and had some great pitching, but I think they
(were able to) have fun and stay relaxed. I've seen a change in work ethic. Those first four years, the girls (did what they had to do). Over the last three or four, they've had to be told. As a coach, you've got to teach them to be more disciplined.” So Weisman is teaching it. “At the end of practice, we take a round of infield,” she said. “And if anybody makes an error, we start over.” Even if McAuley does not win a league title this year, the future certainly looks bright, as three freshmen expect to see significant action this season. Rachael Oakley (2B/OF), a left-handed slapper, will bat leadoff, while Jamie Ertel (3B/P) will provide pitching depth and Randi Kelsey (C) a winning attitude. “All three freshmen have been extremely impressive,” Weisman said. “They’ve all been playing competitive softball since they were 9 or 10.” McAuley also hopes to win the Best of the West Tournament, which is slated for April 23-24. “We are a much better all-around team this year,” Weisman said. “I am confident we will have a winning season.”
New speaker, date for St. Xavier induction St. Xavier High School’s 26th annual Hall of Fame Induction Evening has a new featured speaker. The event – postponed in February by inclement weather – is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, as previously announced. St. Ignatius High School head football coach Chuck Kyle is the new featured speaker, stepping in for Xavier University men’s basketball coach and St. X hall-of-famer Chris Mack. “It’s a good news-bad news-good news scenario,” said John Sullivan, athletic
director. “The good news is XU is still playing the NCAA tournament. Chris is the only rookie head coach in the field and we’re excited for him and the Musketeers to be in the Sweet 16. “The bad news is the XU basketball banquet conflicts with our rescheduled event. But the good news is we have somebody like Chuck who can step in for Chris.” Kyle became head coach at his alma mater in 1983 and has gone on to establish an unprecedented
record of excellence in the 25-plus years since. St. Ignatius’ 10 Division I state titles under Kyle – the most recent of which came in 2008 – represent the most of any Ohio school since the playoff era began in 1972. The Wildcats have a 22season streak of reaching the playoffs, the longest active streak in Ohio. Kyle also served as the first-ever head coach for USA Football’s Junior National Team in 2009. His defensive coordinator on that team – Bombers
head coach Steve Specht (’86) – will introduce Kyle. WCPO Channel 9 sports anchor John Popovich remains emcee for the event. The Hall of Fame Induction Evening includes cocktails at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and the induction program at 8 p.m. St. X will welcome four new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame – former cross country coach and current faculty member Larry Merkel, football star Tom Niehaus (class of 1955), team chaplain
Father Ed Pigott S.J (class of 1955) and long-time former coach Howard Tolbert. Reservations for the originally scheduled event will be honored and tickets are available for those anyone who could not make the original date. VIP tickets are available for $85 each; general admission tickets are $50 each. For more information or a ticket order form, call Joe Molony in the St. Xavier athletic department at 7617815, ext. 508.
Softball teams return to the diamond The spring softball season is officially under way for high school teams across the state of Ohio. The season culminates with state championships at Firestone Stadium in Canton from June 3-5. In 2009, Colerain was the only softball team from Cincinnati to make state as the Cardinals finished with a loss at the Division I State Championship semi-finals. Here’s a look at the local teams:
The Falcons, which went 1-9 last year, return just two players – senior Coco Cooper (P/C/2B/SS) and sophomore Shequila Reynolds (C/OF). Other contributors include juniors Rhonda Jones (OF/1B), Jaquayla Baker (P/2B/OF), Brittany Green (OF), Patricia Perry (2B/OF) and Markeisha Smith (OF); sophomores Tyler Veasley (3B/OF), Maisha Mackey (1B/OF), Ahsaki Reynolds (SS/2B/P) and Robyn Allen (P/OF); and freshman Briana Winfield (C/OF).
“We are a very young team based on our skill level, but we make up for it in spirit and dedication,” first-year head coach LaVette Grayson said. “Being young is both a strength and a weakness.” Grayson said the team’s goals are to avoid injuries, remain positive, and learn and retain new skills.
The Wildcats hope to atone for a 2009 campaign in which they went 1-19, including 0-13 in the Cincinnati Hills League. Finneytown’s leading lady is junior Ashley Bramble (SS), who last year tied for the league lead in home runs (four) and topped the team in average (.378), RBIs (18) and steals (19). Joining Bramble is a trio of sophomores – Jess Kathman (P), Katie Bramble (SS), Lauren Stoecker (1B) – all of whom hit between .239 and .269 last year. Senior Paige Whitt (3B), junior Tasia Harris (1B) and sophomore Katie Vehr (P) will also be in the mix. “We are a very young
team again, (but the girls) have grown as players and know what’s expected of them,” third-year head coach Maria Disbennett said. “All the girls in the program have been working hard to make this year successful.”
The Fighting Owls went 2-8 in league play last year but were a respectable 6-4 in non-conference games. Among their top returners are senior center fielder Kindra Wallace, who last year hit .278 with eight RBIs and five stolen bases, senior second baseman Megan Morris, who hit .240 with eight steals, sophomore Rebecca Henry, who hit .250, and sophomore Emily Bass, who hit .231 with 10 steals. As a pitcher, Bass went 2-2. Other contributors include seniors Breana Oneal, Amanda Hoeffer, Amber Gosby, Haieigh Owens and Domonique Roseman; juniors Chelsea Larkin, Kahlea Dandridga and Desha Jackson; sopho-
more Taylor Beach and freshman Desirae Hogue. Mount Healthy is 0-2 as of April 1.
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The Trojans failed to win a game last season, going 0-13 overall, including 0-9 in the Miami Valley Conference. Their top returners are sophomore third baseman Paige Thomason and sophomore outfielder Marie Wright, both of whom were among the team leaders in batting average last year. Also returning are junior outfielder Theresa Carmichael and sophomore catcher Kayla Hansen.
The Spartans went 9-13 overall last year but managed a winning record (6-4) in league play to finish third in the GGCL-Grey Central. Roger Bacon returns five starters, including seniors Daniel Peters (P), Kassee Florea (SS), Kelly Uetrecht (OF) and Kelsey Murphy (OF). Peters went 1-5 with a
6.59 ERA last year. She has the unenviable task of replacing 2009 graduate Candace Stallworth, who last year finished second in the league in ERA (2.28), third in wins (eight) and first in RBIs (17). Florea, meanwhile, hit .254 last year with 12 RBIs. Uetrecht came in at .184, while Murphy hit .130. Also returning is junior outfielder Jessica Stanley, who hit .467 in limited action. “We will be very young this year (and) without much experience,” said head coach Dick Arszman, who enters his 22nd year at Roger Bacon. “(I'm) looking forward to developing the underclassmen this year.”
Winton Woods will be trying to improve on a 1-15 campaign in 2009 and the Warriors are led by head coach Jeff Merrill. He could not be reached by the story’s deadline. Reported by Mark Chalifoux and Tony Meale
April 7, 2010
How do you think passage of health care reform will affect the November elections? “This November the people of the United States will come out in record numbers to support any candidate who will pledge to drive a stake through the heart of this ‘monstrous’ bill and thus repeal it. Passage of the health care reform by side stepping the Constitution was an abomination, then coming back the next week to ‘fix’ it was yet another slap in the face. Polls clearly showed that through the entire fiasco the American public was against this bill, and to read afterwards that Fidel Castro that ‘man of the people’ applauded President Obama on passage of this piece of ‘legislation’ sickens me to even think of it. Democrats should start packing their offices now and beat the rush. We should make them empty their pockets to prove they are not robbing us again for what they have taken is their last bite of our freedoms.” C. and C.M. “I, as most other people I have spoken with, will be voting against any candidate who voted for this monstrous, expensive, and ineffective bill. I may even vote straight Republican for the first time in my life.” D.H. “It is difficult for people to accept change. Several friends have mentioned the new health care bill will cost them more. This will definitely be a factor in the November elections. It boils down to voters thinking the health care bill is going to cost them more out of pocket. Health care reform was needed. Whether too much was taken on at one time will be demonstrated as time passes.” K.K. “It is my hope that this will wake up the American people! We do not want socialism! The best way to fight it is in the ballot box!” D.K. “People will look long and hard at the candidates’ record before they make up their mind to vote.” C.A.S. “I think a lot of ‘dyed-in-thewool’ Republicans will vote
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About Ch@troom Do you agree with President Obama’s decision to open more coastal waters to oil and gas exploration? Why or why not? Every week The Hilltop Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org with Chatroom in the subject line. against any Democrat running merely because they don’t want to give the president and his allies credit for anything good. However, if the Republicans had passed the exact same legislation, they would have considered it the best thing since sliced bread.” B.N. “I certainly hope it will. We don’t need elected versions of patriarchs and matriarchs deciding major directions on Sunday nights so they can meet a selfimposed deadline at the expense of my grandchildren yet born.” S.K.M. “Hopefully those who voted for this mess we are in will realize what a disaster they caused and will correct it at the ballot box.” L.D. “I think there will be a big shift in both the House and Senate after the election. The present members who voted in favor showed that they no longer represent their constituents at home.” L.S. “Nov. 2010 will be a turning point … enough is enough. On all levels, National, State and Local, voters will turn the tide away from Socialism and back toward Democracy. Puppets like Steve Driehaus will be sent packing hopefully to disappear from any type of embarrassing, pathetic and so called public service ever again; Driehaus has sold out his constituents and his religion … and for what? Trillions of dollars of debt for us, our children, grand-children and beyond. Voters … get involved, educate yourself on the issues and the candidates – we the people still hold the true power - it is time to clean house at many levels and get the USA back on track. If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. In 2012, we can cleanup the White House.” N.W.S.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Vote for levy
On May 4, Finneytown residents must decide whether to continue the 35-year tradition of supporting school district operating levies. In my view, it comes down to two questions: Have school leaders been excellent stewards of our tax money? Also, is the school district vital to the community and, thus, worthy of the investment? When the district passed its last operating levy in 2004, the school board promised to make it last three years. By reducing 37 positions, closing a building and other cost-cutting measures, the board has made it last six years – twice the commitment. With declining state support, the district faces an operating deficit next year without a new levy. The alternative would be to cut services that help to make the district special. As for importance, Finneytown is nothing but a school district. Finneytown often appears on maps, but it’s not a town, nor a municipality. It’s a school district
that defines the values of a community and protects our real estate values. Finneytown is a great little place. It has a great heritage. It has become more diverse and the school does the race thing as well as anybody. People get along. You’d be hard pressed to find a school district this small and diverse that achieves so much in terms of academics, sports and the arts. As in the past, the Finneytown school district has earned our support. Everyone hates new taxes, but it’s time. Rick Kennedy Bluecrystal Court Springfield Township
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April is Heartworm Awareness Month Several months ago, I was shocked and horrified to find that one of my dearest friends who lives in Pennsylvania was not administering heartworm prevention to her dog. My friend is an avid animal lover and well-educated individual. When I asked her why she wasn’t using heartworm prevention, her response was to cite the low incidence of heartworm positive dogs in her county. I pointed out the low numbers were due to successful education of pet owners and the administering of preventative medicine. I’m happy to report that although we talk frequently on the phone, I also place a special call each month on the 8th to remind her to administer heartworm prevention to her canine family member.
Heartworm is a serious and sometimes fatal disease of dogs, cats and other species of mammals, including foxes and coyotes. All dogs, regardless of age, sex, or living environment, are susceptible to heartworm infection. Indoor and outdoor cats are also at risk for the disease. Heartworm affects dogs, cats and other species in all of the 50 United States as well as other countries. Heartworms are transmitted from animal to animal by mosquitoes. When a mosquito bites an infected animal, young heartworms called microfilariae enter into that mosquito’s system. Within two weeks, the microfilariae develop into infective larvae inside the mosquito. These infective larvae are transmitted to
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make it to the pulmonary artery die soon afterwards due to the massive immune attack from the feline body. Very few larval heartworms survive to adulthood in cats. Because the feline heart and blood vessels are so small, these few worms can cause severe injury. In a cat, a single worm can lead to a lethal infection. Heartworm disease in cats is caused by the severe, and sometimes fatal, inflammatory reaction generated by the worm’s presence. The good news is it is easy to prevent this life-threatening disease. There are many products available that when used according to instructions prevent your family member from infection. Most products are dosed according to species and weight and are
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“Disregard the Dreamscape, it just got a bit Nightmarish,” oil on canvas, by Northern Kentucky University art instructor Matthew Miller-Novak.
Northern Kentucky University art instructor Matthew Miller-Novak talks with fellow artist and NKU professor Lisa Jameson during his art exhibit titled “Reliving Corbin.” A portion of the event’s proceeds will go toward the opening of a nonprofit art gallery in North College Hill.
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Northern Kentucky University art instructor Matthew Miller-Novak talks with Shirley Hudson during his art opening titled “Reliving Corbin” upstairs at the Greenwich.
Tribute to a friend, mentor
Northern Kentucky University art instructor Matthew Miller-Novak paid tribute to the late University of Cincinnati fine arts professor Tarrence Corbin with a special reception for the opening of Reliving Corbin, an exhibit at Upstairs at the Greenwich March 27. Miller-Novak, a North College Hill resident, said the
exhibit was inspired by the teachings of his former friend and mentor. A portion of the proceeds form the exhibit will be donated in Corbin’s name to the creation of a nonprofit art gallery in North College Hill.
A man studies the untitled works of ink on paper by Northern Kentucky University art instructor Matthew Miller-Novak in an exhibit titled “Reliving Corbin” upstairs at the Greenwich on Saturday, March 27.
An untitled work of ink on paper by Northern Kentucky University art instructor Matthew Miller-Novak is pictured during the “Reliving Corbin” exhibit.
Paula Link, from left, Angie Pleatman and Lisa Galvin-Sang share a laugh while at the “Reliving Corbin” exhibit by Northern Kentucky University art instructor Matthew Miller-Novak.
Cedric Cox and Lynda Camp greet each other while attending Northern Kentucky University art instructor Matthew Miller-Novak’s art opening “Reliving Corbin.”
Paula Link takes one last glance at two oil paintings by Matthew Miller-Novak, trying to decide which one to purchase, during the “Reliving Corbin” exhibit at the Greenwich March 27, 2010. An untitled work of ink on paper by Northern Kentucky University art instructor Matthew MillerNovak is pictured during the “Reliving Corbin” exhibit.
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Allison Duke and Britt Warner analyze the “Untitled #13” ink on paper by Matthew Miller-Novak during the “Reliving Corbin” exhibit.
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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Royal Rounds, 2-4 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road, Phase III-V round dance club for experienced dancers. Ballroom figures: waltz, two-step, cha cha, rumba, tango and bolero. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 9292427. Greenhills.
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; www.strollerfit.com. Green Township.
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Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger Northgate, 9690 Colerain Ave., 15-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Colerain Township.
Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger Finneytown, 8421 Winton Road, 15-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Finneytown.
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; www.dgtlmonastery.org. 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. 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. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-5275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.
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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.
FOOD & DRINK
Fish Fry, 5-9 p.m., St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, 2418 Compton Road, Multipurpose Building, across street from church. Fish, chicken wings, side items and desserts. Dine-in, walk-in or call ahead. $5-$8. 8293822. Springfield Township.
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
Skirts and Shirts Square Dance Club, 7:30-10 p.m., John Wesley United Methodist Church, 1927 W. Kemper Road, One of Cincinnati’s oldest square dance clubs. Formerly Hayloft Club. $5. 929-2427; www.sonkysdf.com. Springfield Township.
HOME & GARDEN
Seminars in a Snap: Garden Design Trends, 11-11:30 a.m., White Oak Garden Center, 3579 Blue Rock Road, Get the most from your plantings for 2010. Educational opportunities for busy people who want to enhance their outdoor living space with style and beauty. Free. 385-3313; www.whiteoak-
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The Rooster’s Nest is a unique B&B located in Winchester, OH in Adams County, off St. Rt. 32 about an hour east of Cincinnati.
The Inn’s convenient location allows guests to experience all that Adams County has to offer. There are many Amish shops with baked goods, furniture and cheese. If you are hunting for unique items for
yourself or someone special, you can check out the antique shops and art gallery. For outdoorsy adventures within a short drive you will ﬁnd Adams Lake Nature Walk, Chaparral Prairie, Edge of Appalachia, Lynx Prairie, Buzzards’ Roost and Serpent Mound. An oasis of sophistication, The Rooster’s Nest offers a memorable winter retreat, a romantic get-away or a mid-week respite. It is a perfect location for smaller business meetings or weddings and receptions or for a Mom’s scrap-booking weekend. Gift Certiﬁcates are available.
Wilderness Skills: Orienteering II, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Learn how to use a map and compass. Registration required online by April 7. $5, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township.
Warren Wells Preserve Hike, 10 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Strenuous off-trail hike into a state-dedicated nature preserve. Free, vehicle permit required. Registration required online by April 8. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.
Creating Your Journey for the Second Half of Life, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, For anyone eager to explore the opportunities and develop a travel plan for the second half of life. Includes financial planning, downsizing and moving, planning for a healthy lifestyle, traveling with purpose (working, volunteering, time management) and spirituality. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown. S U N D A Y, A P R I L 1 1
KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC 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.
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Challenging Performances Series, 3 p.m., Northern Hills Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, 460 Fleming Road, Haeri Suh, piano. $10, free for children and student musicians with ID. Presented by Challenging Performances. 761-2568. Springfield Township.
CLEARWATER - Indian Rocks Beach 2br, 2ba Gulf Front condo. Heated pool, balcony. Many up grades. 513-771-1373, 260-3208 www.go-qca.com/condo
Clearwater/Indian Rocks Beach GULF BEACH’S BEST VALUE! Beach condo with 2BR, 2BA, pool. 513-875-4155. Rent weekly, May rates. www.bodincondo.com
CLEARWATER TO ST. PETE BEACHES Gulf front & bay side condos. All prices & sizes! Florida Lifestyle VAC. 1-800-487-8953. Jan. 2011, Monthly Discounts • www.ourcondo.com
John Rosemond Seminar, 4-5:30 p.m., College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave., Author presents parenting seminar. Ages 21 and up. $12, $10 advance. Registration available at firstname.lastname@example.org. Presented by Three C’s Nursery School. 853-8489. College Hill.
West Side Nature Preserves, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Naturalist-led hike in four nature preserves. Conditions include off-trail steep hills, uneven terrain and creeking. Lunch included. Ages 18 and up. $13. Registration required online by April 8. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Colerain Township. Kite Fly, Noon-3 p.m., Veterans’ Park, 6231 Harrison Ave., Kite-flying event. Theme: 100 Years of Scouting. Various activities and demonstrations including flag-burning ceremony with VFW Post 10380 and Troop 98. Free. Presented by VFW Post 10380. 3852002. Dent. M O N D A Y, A P R I L 1 2
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
Scarf It Up Club, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, 5222 North Bend Road, Hilvert Center. Group makes hats, scarves, lap covers, prayer shawls and anti-ouch pouches for Cincinnati area. Free. 661-6565. Monfort Heights. Unicorners Singles Square Dance Club, 810 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Experienced western style square dancers and round dancers. Singles and couples welcome. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; www.sonkysdf.com. Mount Healthy.
LITERARY - BOOK CLUBS Avid Reader’s Cafe, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Forest Park Branch Library, 655 Waycross Road, Adults. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4478. Forest Park.
DESTIN. Luxury 2 BR, 2 BA oceanfront condos. Heated pool, spas, kids pool & tennis. Sleeps 6. Local owner. www.us-foam.com/destin. D 513-528-9800, E 513-752-1735
EAST COAST, NEW SMYRNA BEACH Luxurious oceanfront condos & vacation homes. Closest & best beach to Disney. Ocean Properties Vacation Rentals 800-728-0513 www.oceanprops.com
PANAMA CITY BEACH The Summerhouse 2B/2B Family Condos. Beach side pools, tennis, WiFi & More. r 800/354-1122 THE BEST BEACH VACATION VALUE! www.SummerhousePC.com
Job Search Group, 1:30-3 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Diane Kinsella, Certified Gallup Strengths Coach, “StrengthsFinder 2.0, Part 1.” Book/Assessment tool part of free service. 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 1 3
ART & CRAFT CLASSES Handcrafted Greeting Cards Workshop, 6:30-8 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, All ages. Theme: Engagement/wedding. $10. More information at email@example.com. 385-1637; www.springfieldtwp.org/SeniorPrograms.cfm. Springfield Township. BUSINESS SEMINARS
iCAN Job Search Success, 8:30 a.m.-noon, True North Achievement Center, 650 Northland Blvd., Suite 100, Powerful Job Search Language for your job search and career and create effective online presence. Continues April 15, 20 and 22. Family friendly. $195. Reservations required. Presented by ProTrain True North. 825-1555. Forest Park. Reshape Your Body, Revive Your Health, Restore Your Control Over Your Financial Future, 7-8:30 p.m., Island Breeze Apartments, 1040A Groesbeck Road, Rental Office/Club House. Try-on and learn about body-shaping garments for women and men. All natural skin care and nutritional products available. Free. Registration required. Presented by Be Ye Transformed. 390-5592. College Hill.
Beautiful Seagrove Beach Rent & Relax. Nr Destin, between famous Seaside & Rosemary Beach. Cozy Cottages to Gulf Front Condos. Web Specials. 1-800-537-5387 www.garrettbeachrentals.com
NEW YORK MANHATTAN--NYC HOTEL $129/2 persons. Singles $124. Suites $139-$159. Lincoln Ctr area, Hudson River views, 18 flrs, kitchenette, 5 mins to midtown, safe, quiet, luxury area. RIVERSIDE TOWER, Riverside & 80th St. Call 1-800-724-3136 or visit: www.riversidetowerhotel.com
NORTH CAROLINA EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 1-252-354-5555 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty www.SpinnakersReach.com
Hilton Head Island Vacation Resort. Choose 1 or 2 bdrm condos. Oceanfront, ocean view or near ocean. Great locations & rates. www.hhi-vr.com. 877-807-3828 Hilton Head Island, SC
Visit www.hhisland.info and plan a getaway with Seashore Vacations. site or call toll free: 800-845-0077.
DESTIN. 2 great condos , 2 br, 2 ba golf, pools, dazzling Gulf view . Check our website for availability & rates. Local owner, 513-561-4683 Visit arieldunes.us or twcondo.us
SIESTA KEY Condos 2 & 3 BR, 2 BA, directly on worldfamous Crescent Beach. Owner offers Great Spring & Summer Specials! 847-931-9113
THE DOOLIN HOUSE INN. Premier Inn. Gourmet breakfast. Minutes from Lake Cumberland. Join us for a romantic weekend/women’s retreat. 606-678-9494 doolinhouse.com THE ROOSTER’S NEST Charming log cabin B&B located in Adams Co. 3 queen rms w/pvt baths offer sophistication and old fashioned hospitality. Featured in 2009 Best of Midwest Living 877-386-3302 www.roostersnest.net
Phil Keaggy will perform with Muriel Anderson and guest Tierra Negra as part of the Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society concert series 8 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at McAuley High School, 6000 Oakwood Ave. For tickets and information, visit www.gcparts.org or call 513-484-0157.
Our beach is free. Specials available for golf, tennis, dining, more. Visit our
The Rooster’s Nest B&B Winchester, Ohio 877-386-3302 www.roostersnest.net
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Superchick, 7:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., VIP includes first access, meet and greet, photo opportunity, question and answer session and Lanyard. With John Reuben. Christian alternative, pop and rock band. $30 VIP, $16, $13 advance. 8258200; www.itickets.com. Forest Park.
Mascot Mania, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Winton Centre. Play a game to test your knowledge of wildlife mascots and learn about the animals about the team names. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township.
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS North College Hill Community Concerns Meeting, 7 p.m., North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave., Learn how to fight back against identity theft. All residents welcome. Presented by North College Hill Community Concerns Group. 521-3462. North College Hill. Continentals Round Dance Club, 7-9:30 p.m., Hilltop United Methodist Church, 1930 W. Galbraith Road, Phase III-V level round dance club. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; www.so-nkysdf.com. North College Hill.
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. 929-2427; www.so-nkysdf.com. Springfield Township.
Restore the Core, 6:30-7:30 p.m., New Hope Community Church, $10. 205-9772; www.strollerfit.com. Green Township. W E D N E S D A Y, A P R I L 1 4
JCC Men’s Fast Pitch Softball League, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Triple Creek, 2700 Buell Road, Beginning of 16-game season plus tournament and all-star game. Ages 16 and up. Registration fee: $200; league fee: $135. Presented by Mayerson JCC. 761-7500; www.jointhej.org. Colerain Township.
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The Rooster’s Nest is a perfect place to relax and enjoy a break from busy routines. Walk on the 25 acres of woodlands, ﬁsh in the 1.25 acre stocked pond, curl up with a book or sit outside by the campﬁre. Breakfast is served in the spacious gathering room overlooking the pond while birds and squirrels entertain at the feeders. Innkeepers Sally & Dave White promise to tantalize your taste buds with scrumptious dishes like Rooster Egg Bake, Rhode Island Red Stuffed French Toast, Chanticleer Bananas & Ice Cream or Banty Fruit Parfait along with freshly baked breads, juice and coffee.
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Bed & Breakfast The B&B consists of a log building constructed of logs dating back to 1788, yet is complete with modern amenities. There are 3 rooms available, each with a queen bed and private bath.
gardencenter.com. White Oak.
N. MYRTLE BEACH Coastal Condos, Inc. 1-4 bdrm oceanfront & ocean view units. Call 1-800-951-4880 or visit www.coastalcondos.com
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH. Oceanfront condos. 1, 2 & 3 bedroom units with pools, spas & tennis. Hi-speed Internet, kiddie waterslide. 800-345-5617 www.oceancreek.net DESTIN. Local owner, 1 or 2 luxury condos. 2 BR, 2 BA overlooking gulf, sugar white beaches. Heated pool, hot tubs & more. 937-767-8449,or visit www.majesticsunindestin.com
SIESTA KEY. Gulf front condo. Our gated complex on the World’s Best Rated Beaches! Bright and airy, nicely appointed. All amenities. Cinci owner, 513-232-4854
SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949. www.seabrookexclusives.com
TENNESSEE 1-7 Affordable, Deluxe Chalets & Cabin Rentals. Pigeon Forge in the Smokies. Vacation/Dollywood Specials. Free brochure. Call 1-800-833-9987. www.firesidechalets.com
A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699. smokymtncrossrdrentals.com
CHALET VILLAGE www.chaletvillage.com Cozy cabins to luxurious chalets Fully furnished, hot tubs, pool tables. Check SPECIALS, availability and book online 24/7, or call 1-800-722-9617 GATLINBURG. Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661 www.alpinechaletrentals.com
GATLINBURG. Choose a 2 or 3 BR chalet, conveniently located, richly appointed and meticulously main tained. Pet friendly. 877-215-3335 or visit www.marysescape.com www.AUNTIEBELHAMS.com Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge. Vacation in a beautiful log cabin or chalet with hot tub, Jacuzzi, views & pool tables. Call about specials! 800-436-6618
April 7, 2010
Marriage more about transformation than happiness We’re fast approaching the wedding season. It would be fascinating to ask those soon to marry, “What’s the purpose of marriage; what are your expectations of what will occur in the coming years, and especially to you personally?” And then, to ask them the same question 20 years later. Many years later after his marriage, a man confided to author Gary Thomas, “I found there was a tremendous amount of immaturity within me that my marriage had confronted. The key was that I had to change my view of marriage. If the purpose of marriage was simply to enjoy infatuation and make me ‘happy,’ then I’d have to get a ‘new’ marriage every two or three years. But if I really wanted to see God transform me from the inside out, I’d need to concentrate on changing myself rather than changing my spouse.” Wise man! Very few people preparing for marriage seem to consider that one of the goals of marriage is for their loving relationship to change and transform them.
What if God had an end in mind that w e n t beyond our happiness, our comfort, Father Lou and our Guntzelman desire to Perspectives be continu a l l y turned on as if the world were already heaven? What if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy? What if some struggle is always involved? The biblical writer of Genesis was extremely wise in the words he selected. For example, in the story of the beginning of human relationships with Adam and Eve, the writer chose a rather unromantic phrase to describe Eve – “a fitting helper” for the man. The word for “fitting” in Hebrew – ezer – is itself a paradox. It means both “different and equal,” “facing and separate,” and a person “in devoted opposition.” Eve will not only be one with her lover, she will also challenge him, as will he her. They will help each other become more fully human.
“It’s not just that marriage is a lot of work,” remarks Irwin Kula, “it’s that marriage or any close relationship is a place where you learn about yourself, your shadows and your light.” Could that be one of the reasons why the Creator said it’s not good to be alone? For who realistically challenges their own ego? Marriage is a persistent reminder that we are not alone, that our egos are not all that matters. It informs us that there are other people in the world: that they are there, that they are real, and that they are wildly different from the imaginary beings we carry in our fantasies. They teach us about life outside of ourselves – they teach us how to love. Our narcissistic culture, however, leads us to look at others in quite a self-centered way. All these people are out there for me to use, not love. If they challenge me too much, or resist my manipulations, I can just leave one and seek out another – or another. Our culture degrades potential relationships. Many of them become mere opportunities for sex-andthen-move on. Marriage and genuine relationships are those that
The Powel Crosley Jr. YMCA is inviting families to come play while learning about important health and safety information at free YMCA Healthy Kids Day from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 17. Among the community partners will be participating are: the Greater Cincinnati Nutrition Council, Boy Scouts, Molina Healthcare, Fifth Third Bank, and the Hamilton County Park District’s DARE program. Representatives from YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Camp Ernst will be there as well. “The YMCA is committed to encouraging healthier lifestyles. Our Healthy Kids Day is part of our ongoing effort to making wellness and safety fun and positive, to create an environment where children and families will grow in positive ways,” said Dana Ensley, Clippard Family YMCA associate executive director and YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Wellness Task Team cochair. YMCA Healthy Kids Day will be celebrated across the country at more than 1,500 YMCAs. It’s part of the YMCA’s national Activate America initiative that encourages people of all ages to lead healthy lifestyles. The Powel Crosley Jr. YMCA is at 9601 Winton Road. For updated information, call 513-521-7112 or visit www.myy.org. For the one day, the YMCA will waive the entire initiation fee for all new members who enroll on Saturday, April 17.
than we can handle. … Only marriage urges us into the deep and unknown waters. For that is its very purpose: to get us out beyond our depth, out of the shallows of our own secure egocentricity and into the dangerous and unpredictable depths of a real interpersonal encounter.” Do current statistics war-
Friendship Baptist Church 8580 Cheviot Rd 741-7017 Gary Jackson, Senior Pastor Sunday School 10:00am Sunday Morning Services 8:45 & 11:00am 6:30pm Sunday Evening Services Wednesday Service 7:00pm AWANA (Wed) 7:00 - 8:45pm
Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA)
VINEYARD CHURCH NORTHWEST COLERAIN TOWNSHIP
Well staffed Nursery, Active Youth & College Groups, Exciting Music Dept, Seniors Group, Deaf Ministry www.friendshipbaptistcincinnati.org
BAPTIST Creek Road Baptist Church
EPISCOPAL ChristChurchGlendaleEpiscopalChurch 965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 email@example.com www.christchurchglendale.org The Reverend Roger L Foote The Reverend Laura L Chace, Deacon
Fri & Sat, April 16 & 17 10:00 am to 8:00 pm Sunday, April 18 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
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Christ Lutheran Church (LCMS)
3301 Compton Rd (1 block east of Colerain) 385-8342 Sunday School & Bible Class (all ages) 9:45am Sunday Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Saturday Evening Worship 5:30pm A great community church in a great community! Also home to Little Bud Preschool 385-8404 enrolling now! Visit our website: www.church-lcms.org
Faith Lutheran LCMC
8265 Winton Rd., Finneytown www.faithcinci.org Pastor Robert Curry Contemporary Service 9am Traditional Service 11:00am
HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH 9:30 am Traditional Service 11:00 am Contemporary Service 4695 Blue Rock Road Colerain Township South of Ronald Reagan and I-275 923-3370 www.hopeonbluerock.org 5921 Springdale Rd 1mi west of Blue Rock
Worship 10:30 am Sunday School: 9:20 am Traditional Service and Hymnbook
Nursery Care Provided
Dr. Cathy Johns, Senior Pastor Rev. Doug Johns, Senior Pastor
680 W Sharon Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45240
Traditional Service: 9:30am ConneXion Contemporary Service: 11:15am Sunday School: 10:30am
Monfort Heights United Methodist Church
3682 West Fork Rd , west of North Bend Traditional Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Worhip 9:44am
Mt Healthy United Methodist Church
Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS 11100 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45246
Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am
Spiritual Checkpoint ... Stop In For An Evaluation!
Rev Lyle Rasch, Pastor
8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 www.cos-umc.org Guest Speaker
Nursery Available * Sunday School 513-481-8699 * www. mhumc.org
8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-11 Healing intercessory prayer all services
April Special Event: The Greater Cincinnati Modular Railroad Association display in the Maple Knoll Village Auditorium
United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513) 385-7883 Rev. Meghan Howard, Pastor Church School for all ages 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available www.cpopumc.com
FOREST CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
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
Christ, the Prince of Peace
CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR
(Disciples of Christ)
Three Weekend Services! Saturday - 5:30 pm Sunday - 9:30 & 11:15 am 9165 Round Top Rd (1/4 mi. so. of Northgate Mall)
“Small enough to know you, Big enough to care”
Mt. Healthy Christian Church
Sunday School 10:15
4952 Winton Rd. • Fairfield
Pastor Todd A. Cutter
CHRISTIAN CHURCH DISCIPLES
Where: Maple Knoll Village Visitor’s Center Dates: Saturday, April 10th, 17th & 24th Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
1553 Kinney Ave, Mt. Healthy
9927 Wayne Ave * Lincoln Hts, Ohio 45215 513-554-4010 Pastor: Fr Thomas Difolco African American in History & Heritage Roman Catholic in Faith & Practice Services: Saturday at 7:00p & Sunday at 10:00a You are always welcome at St. Martin de Porres
Join us for our Open Houses every Saturday in April and take a tour around our beautiful campus.
Owner: Pamela Poindexter
Worship: 8:30 am traditional - 10:45 am contemporary Sunday School: 9:45 am Nursery provided
St. Martin Dr Porres Catholic Church
Spring is the time to get on board and make the move. Who knew that a place to live could be so much fun!
Quality Granite & Bronze Monuments & Markers
www. trinitymthealthy.org 513-522-3026
Evelyn Place Monuments
“Growing Closer to God, Growing Closer to Neighbor”
3906 Creek Rd., Sharonville, Cincinnati, OH 513-563-2410 firstname.lastname@example.org Sunday School 9:30am Sunday Worship 10:45am, 6:00pm Wednesday Worship 7:00pm Pastor, Rev. David B Smith
YMCA holds free Healthy Kids Day
rant the estimate that more and more spouses play for a while in the shallow surf, and never get out into the depths? Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ communitypress.com or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.
have the power to transform us. In marriage, a man is given the opportunity of seeing one woman, one person, as he has never seen any other woman or person before – and to know himself as he has never known himself before. In “The Mystery of Marriage,” best-selling author Mike Mason writes, “To put it simply, marriage is a relationship far more engrossing than we want it to be. It always turns out to be more than we bargained for. It is disturbingly intense, disruptively involving and that is exactly the way it was designed to be. It is supposed to be more – almost –
Editor’s note: This is a reprint of Father Lou’s column. He will be back next week with a new column.
Corner of Compton and Perry Streets 931-5827 Sunday School 8:45 - 9:45am Traditional Worship 10:00 - 11:00am Contemporary Worship 11:30 - 12:30 Healing Service, last Sunday of the month at 5 pm "Come as a guest. Leave as a friend".
Sharonville United Methodist
8:15 & 11am Traditional Service & Kingdom Kids 9:30am Contemporary Worship & Sunday School 7:00pm Wednesday, Small Groups for all ages Infant care available for all services
3751 Creek Rd.
EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN EVANGELICAL COMMUNITY CHURCH
Sunday School Hour (for all ages) 9:15 - 10:15am Worship Service - 10:30 to 11:45am (Childcare provided for infants/ toddlers) Pastor: Rich Lanning Church: 2191 Struble Rd Ofﬁce: 2192 Springdale Rd
Visitors Welcome www.eccfellowship.org
PRESBYTERIAN Northminster Presbyterian Church 703 Compton Rd., Finneytown 931-0243 Transforming Lives for Jesus Christ Sunday Worship Schedule Traditional Services: 8:00 & 10:15am Contemporary Services: 9:00 & 11:30am Student Cafe: 10:15am Childcare Available Jeff Hosmer & Nancy Ross- Zimmerman - Pastors
Northwest Community Church 8735 Cheviot Rd, by Colerain HS Rev. Kevin Murphy, Pastor 513-385-8973 Worship and Sunday School 10AM Handicap Accessible/Nursery Available
Salem White Oak Presbyterian
Church By The Woods PC(USA) Sun Worship 10:00am Childcare Provided 3755 Cornell Rd 563-6447 www.ChurchByTheWoods.org ............................................
Taiwanese Ministry 769-0725
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
HIGHVIEW CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Pastor: Jessica Taft 385-9077
“Life on Purpose in Community” 2651 Adams Rd. (near Pippin) Worship Assembly-Sunday 10:45am Phone 825-9553 www.highviewchristianchurch.com
FAITH TABERNACLE WORSHIP CENTER 6350 Springdale Rd. Cinti, OH
45247 513-741-8900 4 Miles West of Northgate Mall
We are a WORD church Sunday School 10am Sunday 11am-6pm Wednesday Evening 7pm
Sonny Price, Pastor
5312 Old Blue Rock Rd., off Springdale Sunday Worship: 10:30am Sunday School: 9:15am
Nursery Available/Handicap Access
St Paul - North College Hill
6997 Hamilton Ave 931-2205 Rev. Virginia Duffy, Interim Minister Lollie Kasulones, Minister for Program Evelyn Osterbrock, Minister for Children Sundays: Music & Announcement 9:45am Worship at 10:00am Sunday School and Child Care Nurtured And Fellowship Groups For All Ages www.stpaulnch.org
April 7, 2010
Opera creams will have them singing your praises Iâ€™m already over my word count before I even do my intro! So Iâ€™ll leave it at that â€“ no chatting, just cooking.
Georgia Pelleâ€™s opera cream candy
Easterâ€™s over but I just got a couple requests for this. Georgia, a Campbell County Recorder reader, has been making these for 40 years. Her sister, Sue first told me about these. â€œEveryone just loves these â€“ better than any commercial brand,â€? she said. You can free-form these, as well. 4 oz. cream cheese, softened 1 stick butter, softened 11â „2 teaspoons vanilla 6 cups confectionersâ€™ sugar
Cream cheese and butter, then add vanilla. Add sugar 1 cup at a time. Mix slowRita well ly. Form Heikenfeld into ball Ritaâ€™s kitchen and chill. To use in candy molds: Melt some dark chocolate and brush molds with melted chocolate. Place coated molds in refrigerator for 15 minutes. Break off a piece of the filling and press into mold. Brush with chocolate to seal bottom. Place in fridge and chill. Release from molds. Makes about five dozen.
A reader saw this on the Food Network and wanted to share. If you want to make these up ahead of time, leave the dressing off until right before you serve it. Youâ€™ll use about half of the dressing recipe. Four 10-inch flour tortillas Leaf lettuce 12 slices deli turkey breast 12 slices bacon, cooked 1 large tomato cut into 16 wedges 1 large avocado, peeled, pitted and cut into 16 slices tossed with a squeeze of lime juice Salt and pepper Greens: Either arugula, watercress, spinach, whatever, a couple handfuls
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Wrap tortillas in barely damp, doubled layers of paper towels and microwave on high for 45 to 60 seconds. Or warm in dry skillet. Lay tortillas on work surface and layer the ingredients. Fan the leaf lettuce on the top three-quarters of each tortilla then lay the turkey slices on top, followed by the bacon, tomato, and avocado. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Top with the arugula and some of the dressing. Fold up the bottom quarter of the tortilla and then start to roll each sandwich into a cone shape. Secure the tortilla with a toothpick. Serve immediately.
2 cloves garlic, mashed Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup mayonnaise 1 â „4 to 1â „3 cup buttermilk 2 tablespoons each: minced parsley and chives or more to taste 1 green onion, sliced thin White wine vinegar â€“ start with a teaspoon
Mash the garlic to a paste. Whisk everything together. If itâ€™s too thick, thin with a bit more buttermilk.
Cottage Cheese Pie
For Western Hills reader Ruthann Hein.
Chocolate for a good cause
Episcopal Community Services Foundation is hosting the third annual Chocolate Fest from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 100 Miami Ave., Terrace Park. Call 513-831-2052. Chocolate Fest is a bake-off judged by celebrity chocolatiers that raises funds for community-based programs. Admission is $10 per adult and $5 per child with maximum of $20 per family. Good for unlimited tastings. To buy tickets or enter as a baker, go to www.ECSFsouthernohio.org or call 513-221-0547. In addition to the bake-off, the Chocolate Fest features an auction with two weeks of online bidding (April 5-15 at www.biddingforgood. com/ECSFsouthernohio culminating in an in-person auction April 17 as part of the Chocolate Fest). The auction offers art, jewelry, services, tickets and unique experiences. You need not attend the fest to participate in the auction. If you have questions, contact Ariel Miller at 513-221-0547 or at email@example.com. Judges are Chip and Debbie Graeter, Randy Young of Aglamesis, and Matt Madison of Madisonoâ€™s Gelato. Each entry is also eligible for Peopleâ€™s Choice Awards, voted on by people using tickets of $1 each. â€œBack in the late 1950s and early â€™60s my Mom had a recipe for Cheese Pie using cottage cheese. If I remember it correctly, it was more of a custard pie consistency instead of cheesecakes being made today. Iâ€™d surely appreciate finding the recipe,â€? she asked. Well, hereâ€™s one from my files which I have not tried. If any of you have what sheâ€™s asking for, please share. 1 cup granulated sugar 2 â „3 cup cottage cheese 1 generous tablespoon flour 11â „2 cups whole milk 2 eggs 1 â „8 teaspoon salt Butter 1 unbaked pie crust Mix and pour in unbaked pie crust. Dot with butter.
Bake at 400 degrees until top is golden, about 30 minutes. Cool before serving.
Readers want to know
Clermont County Journal reader Char Williams asks: â€œWhat are micro-greens?â€? Theyâ€™re sprouts of common greens harvested at 1 to 2 inches. Youâ€™ll find cress, broccoli, arugula and even clover marketed. Use in stir fries, salads or, as I do, as a garnish. I have my own way of getting these â€“ I just go to my spring-fed pool for the cress and the herb garden for the arugula. Try tiny dandelion greens, too. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macyâ€™s certified culinary professional. E-mail columns@community press.com with â€œRitaâ€™s kitchenâ€? in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.
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Frank S. Gallina, 86, North College Hill, died March 24. Survived by wife Alice Gallina; children Frank G. (Joan), Joseph (Mary Beth), Victor (Deborah), John (Barbara) Gallina, Mary (Robert) Gallina O’Leary; sister Grace Macke; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Preceded in death by siblings Angelo, Salvatore Gallina, Angelina Brefol, Rose Hoffmann. Services were March 27 at St. Margaret Mary. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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member of the Christian Education Committee, Sunday School superintendent and moderator of Presbyterian Women. Survived by children JoAnne (Ronald) Nyhan, Thomas (Jeanne) Greiser; granddaughters Christine Chadwell, Katherine McKinzie; three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Robert Greiser. Services were April 1 at Westwood First Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to Westwood First Presbyterian Church.
Irene Despotes Hasekoester, 91, Finneytown, died March 21. She was a realtor for over 50 years. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Bona Court Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America and past president of Cincinnati Women’s Council of Realtors. Survived by daughters Judy (Ken) Wernicke, Sharon (Bill) Reichert; grandchildren Lori, Todd (Vanessa) Wernicke, Mike (Jandi), Mark (Mandy) Reichert; great-grandchildren Sofia, Henry Wernicke, Carter Reichert. Preceded in death by husband Herman Hasekoester, three siblings. Services were March 26. Arrangements by Paul R. Young
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Theodore “Ted” Hessler Jr., 78, formerly of Mount Healthy, died March 25. He was a detective sergeant with the Springfield Township Police Department and a former member of the Mount Healthy Fire Department. He was an Army veteran, member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 113, and past commander of Mount Healthy American Legion Post 513 Survived by wife Hilda Hessler; sons Greg (Carmella), Gary (Gwen) Hessler; grandsons Brandon, Bryson; step-grandchildren Micah, Amanda, Carmen; six step-greatgrandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Services were March 30 at the Church of the Assumption. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials may be given as spiritual bouquets or to the American Heart Association.
William A. Underwood, 86, Springfield Township, died March 29. He was a veteran of World War II. Survived by wife Mabel Underwood; daughters Elaine (the late
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Donald J. Weiland, 78, died March 25. He worked for the Kraft Food Co. Survived by wife Maxine Weiland; daughters Donita (Max) Cole, Trina Weiland; siblings Bill Weiland, Mary Schmidt, Ann Fischesser, Betty Martin; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother Louis Weiland. Services were March 29 at St. Ann Church. Arrangements by Seifert-Hardig & Brater Funeral Home. Memorials to St. Ann Church or the American Cancer Society.
POLICE REPORTS CINCINNATI DISTRICT 5 Arrests/citations
Christopher Lynn, born 1966, robbery and domestic violence, 1124 Groesbeck Road, March 23. Eric L. Brown, born 1987, city or local ordinance violation, obstruction of official business, resisting arrest and failure to comply with police, 6112 Tahiti Drive, March 23. Lavette A. Grayson, born 1969, park signs violations, 6315 Daly Road, March 24. Danielle Wilson, born 1966, disorderly conduct, 5104 Colerain Ave., March 24. William H. Oneal, born 1980, assault and criminal damaging or endangerment, 2735 Hillvista Lane,
March 27. Billy Liebisch, born 1980, felonious assault, 2680 Hillvista Lane, March 24. Catrina D. Anderson, born 1963, theft under $300, 5127 Colerain Ave., March 22. Maurice Hogan, born 1988, theft under $300, 5127 Colerain Ave., March 22. Tony Pippin, born 1973, after hours in park, 4800 Trail Ridge Road, March 22.
Incidents Aggravated robbery
1202 W Galbraith Road, March 23. 5469 Kirby Ave., March 22.
Breaking and entering
6029 Hamilton Ave., March 22.
1538 Wittlou Ave., March 24. 4975 Hawaiian Terrace, March 22. 4939 Hawaiian Terrace, March 23. 2709 Hillvista Lane, March 23. 2622 Richwill Court, March 22.
1551 Cedar Ave., March 25. 1042 Groesbeck Road, March 26.
1042 Groesbeck Road, March 26.
1124 Groesbeck Road, March 23.
6035 Belmont Ave., March 22. 1907 Savannah Way, March 22. 1139 Groesbeck Road, March 24. 5129 Colerain Ave., March 22. 1400 W North Bend Road, March 22.
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Juvenile female, 15, aggravated burglary at 988 Glascow, March 15. Juvenile male, 14, assault at 200 Cincinnati Mills, March 16. Dennis Kist, 21, 219 Village St., theft at 200 Cincinnati Mills, March 16. Sandra Peoples, 60, 11801 Hanover Road, theft at 200 Cincinnati Mills, March 16. Jimmy Wellymina, 19, 612 Dewdrop, domestic violence at 620 Dewdrop, March 18. John Kelley, 29, 11098 Quailridge, drug paraphernalia at Waycross and Mill, March 18. Westley Lewis, 18, 1204 Ardwick Lane, theft at 1212 W. Kemper Road, March 19. Keri Baskin, 18, 11505 Oxfordshire, obstruction of official business at Fremantle and Fresno, March 20. William Presley, 51, 11651 Norbourne, aggravated menacing at 11651 Norbourne, March 20. Juvenile male, 17, criminal trespassing
at 637 Northland Blvd., March 22. Juvenile male, 16, criminal trespassing at 637 Northland Blvd., March 22. Juvenile male, 17, criminal trespassing at 637 Northland Blvd., March 22. Juvenile female, 14, menacing at 11678 Elkwood, March 23. Juvenile male, 13, domestic violence at 11426 Fremantle, March 23. Jillian Jameson, 26, 11100 Hanover, disorderly conduct at 11100 Northland Blvd., March 22. Juvenile female, 16, disorderly conduct at 11100 Northland Blvd., March 22. Juvenile male, 17, drug possession, obstructing official business at 637 Northland Blvd., March 22.
Incidents Aggravated menacing
Victim threatened at Winton and Sharon Road, March 20.
Breaking and entering
Vacant business entered and copper piping of unknown value removed at 1185 Kemper Meadow, March 18. Vacant residence entered and items of unknown value removed at 512 Bessinger Drive, March 16.
Residence entered and TV valued at $480 removed at 945 Halesworth, March 23. Residence entered and TV, jewelry and currency valued at $5,400 removed at 1125 Imprint Lane, March 23.
Fight reported at 11678 Elkwood, March 23.
Female victim reported at Waycross, March 19.
Victim struck multiple times at , March 21.
Victim reported at 11625 Hollingworth, March 24.
About police reports 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. Victim reported at 681 W. Sharon, March 23.
Victim threatened at 1295 Kempermeadow, March 19.
Victim threatened and $5 taken from victim at Promenade and Kemper Meadow, March 18.
$250 taken through deceptive means at 11355 Sebring Drive, March 16. $740 removed from account through fraudulent means at 704 Fresno, March 16. Credit card used without consent at 1326 Keyridge Drive, March 17. Currency removed from account without consent at , March 17.
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5300 Hamilton Ave.: Chung, Li-Jin 4 to Chung, Thomas K.; $58,000. 6514 Meadowvista Court: Waits, Christopher R. to Hopkins, Joshua T.; $112,000.
10623 Bradbury Drive: Bowden, Anthony and Veronica to Bank of America NA; $74,000. 11134 Hanover Road: Lattimore, Susan J. to HSBC Bank USA NA Tr.; $88,000. 11686 Holgate Drive: Jackson, Sandra to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Tr.; $36,000. 11875 Hitchcock Drive: Bank of New York Mellon to Winona Investments LLC; $61,000. 746 Danbury Road: McMahon, Mark to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $62,000. 824 Fairborn Road: Lemons, Henry to Citibank NA Tr.; $48,000.
2477 Kipling Ave.: Moore, Roger E. and Loni J. to J.P. Morgan Chase Bank NA; $131,993. 2721 Westonridge Drive: Sullivan, Jeffrey Tr. to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Tr.; $64,000. 5664 Colerain Ave.: Woeste Brothers Properties Ltd. to Stroud, Anthony W. Tr.; $7,500.
1938 Stevens Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Sollmann, Janet and Mike Hughes; $25,000.
$46,000. 2008 Dallas Ave.: Holley, Janet M. Tr. to Dunkley, Lorene; $77,300.
SPRINGFIELD NORTH COLLEGE HILL TOWNSHIP 12171 Regency Run Court: Union
1811 Waltham Ave.: Nance, Katherine L. to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $46,000. 1902 Knollridge Lane: Nadel, Harold L. to Wells Fargo Bank NA;
Savings Bank to Johnston, Deborah; $68,000. 1372 Riviera Place: Fein, Matthew to Williams, Evette; $77,000.
1549 Meredith Drive: Mincy, Edwin J. to Sonoma Investments LLC; $14,000. 550 Conrad Drive: The Drees Company to Davis, Christian L.; $298,130. 8404 Mayfair St. : Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Tr. to Jones, Opherro F. and Jeanne V.; $54,900. 8511 Pringle Drive: Weisenberger, Nancy J. and Vicki S. Stefke to U.S. Bank NA; $56,000.
About real estate transfers Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. 9533 Newgate Lane: Jezek, Peter J. to Banzhaf, Matthew J. and Evan M.; $138,900.
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From page B5 Merchandise valued at $37 removed at 1212 WE. Kemper Road, March 19. Merchandise valued at $81 removed at 1148 W. Kemper Road, March 20. Purse and contents of unknown value removed from car at 659 Northland Blvd., March 15.
MOUNT HEALTHY Arrests/citations
Christa Snyder, 32, no address given, criminal trespass, open container at 1900 block of South Lynndale Drive, March 29. Kathleen Dix, 18, 7371 Elizabeth St., drug possession, underage alcohol consumption at 7371 Elizabeth St., March 29. Kylie Stein, 20, 7371 Elizabeth St., underage alcohol consumption at 7371 Elizabeth St., March 29. Ian Hemphill, 23, 7400 Maple Ave., domestic violence at 7400 Maple Ave., March 24. Juvenile, curfew violation, obstructing official business at 8000 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 25. Craig Mahoney, 26, 3343 Hiddencreek Drive, drug possession at 7700 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 23. Keith Vidal, 37, open container at 7800 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 23.
Woman reported break-in at 1758 Compton Road, March 27.
Woman reported window broken at 8001 Hamilton Ave., March 27.
3505 Beldare Drive man reported cell phone stolen at 8000 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 21.
NORTH COLLEGE HILL Arrests/citations
Thadeus Tubbs, 26, 620 Budmar Ave., criminal mischief at 6500 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 10. Rick Feichtner, 30, 8559 Daly Road, domestic violence at 8559 Daly Road, March 22. Kevin Brown, 22, 6920 Kleindale Avenue, drug possession at 1500 block of West Galbraith Road, March 20. Jamel Cowherd, 21, 8555 Daly Road, domestic violence at 8555 Daly Road, March 18. Douglas Bell, 44, 1210 Hawthorne Drive, criminal trespassing at 1900 block of West Galbraith Road, March 17. Pierre Brown, 26, 10115 Ronnie Road, improper handling of firearm in vehicle at 7100 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 28. William Hallahan, 38, 5399 Kirby Ave., operating vehicle under the influence, drug possession at West Galbraith Road and Betts Avenue, March 27. James Sloan, 38, 1542 Clovernoll Ave., theft at 7132 Hamilton Ave., March 26. Orlando Bush, 22, 2011 Sundale Ave., criminal trespass, disorderly conduct at 1500 block of West Galbraith Road, March 26. Two juveniles, disorderly conduct at 1646 W. Galbraith Road, March 26. Frank Garrett, 19, 1925 Acorn Drive, disorderly conduct at 1600 block of West Galbraith Road, March 25. Lonnell Anderson, 37, 6252 Hamilton Ave., inducing panic, disorderly conduct at 6800 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 25.
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Incidents Aggravated menacing
Juvenile reported being assaulted at gunpoint at 6600 block of Betts Avenue, Feb. 26.
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