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NEW RECORD Indian Hill’s 200 freestyle relay team set a Milford pool record at the Southwest Ohio Classic Jan. 19. Full story, A4.


School year may begin earlier in 2014

By Forrest Sellers

Indian Hill schools may start about a week earlier in 20142015. Superintendent Mark Miles presented a draft of the school calendar for 2014-2015. The first day for students would be Thursday, Aug. 14. With an earlier start date, the last day for students will also be earlier. The last day for students will be Thursday, May 28. Board President Karl Grafe inquired whether the graduation date for seniors would also change. Miles said the date for graduation would also be moved up and would be on Friday, May 29. Board members also asked whether an earlier schedule would impact summer athletics. Miles said a number of the athletic teams start practice in August and that the schedule would likely not be affected. With a revised schedule Miles said the first semester for students would conclude before holiday break. The length of the winter and spring breaks would remain the same as in previous years with two weeks allotted for winter break and six days allotted in the spring. Winter recess will be Monday, Dec. 22, through Friday, Jan. 2. Spring recess will be Monday, March 23, through Monday, March 30. Miles said the calendar dates were determined based on feedback from “stakeholders” and administrators. This was a first reading of the proposed schedule and was

not voted on by the board. The board will likely vote on the proposed calendar during its February meeting. Miles Miles said he planned to investigate whether a similar calendar with an earlier start and end date for students was feasible for the 2013-2014 school year. He said at this point he was not looking for a recommendation from the board, but said he would like feedback on possibly adjusting the calendar for 20132014. Miles said he would like additional feedback from parents, staff and community members as well before making any type of decision on this. Additionally, the board was asked to approve a revised schedule for the Board of Education meetings. The meetings will now start at 7 p.m. Treasurer Julia Toth said an earlier start time will provide “greater accessibility to the public” and that an earlier start time would be beneficial for parents who typically have to get up early on a weekday. Previously the board opened the meetings with an executive session at 7 p.m. The Indian Hill Board of Education typically meets the second Tuesday of the month, with the exception of April, May and August, which is the third Tuesday. The board does not meet in July. Meetings are in the high school multipurpose room, 6865 Drake Road.

Kenwood Road construction moves forward By Leah Fightmaster

Work on the Kenwood Road project can continue, now that Sycamore Township has a construction company and a cost. Bansal Construction Inc. turned in the lowest bid for about $2.7 million, which Superintendent Tracy Kellums said was about $200,000 less than the next cheapest. Three other offers were submitted from Ford Development Corp., John R. Jurgensen and Mt.


Larry Johnson, provost at the University of Cincinnati, preserves jars of food he cooks from scratch. Full story, B3

The Indian Hill Winter Club is gearing up for “A Rocking Winter Spectacular.” Full story, A2


engages students in history By Forrest Sellers

Pleasant Blacktopping Company Inc. Kellums added that the preliminary drawings for the access road off Kenwood Road and into Sycamore Plaza are finished, and the final planning for the project continues. The project involves the section of Kenwood Road between Montgomery Road and Euclid Avenue, and includes moving energy utilities underground, installing a median and building an access road into Sycamore Plaza.


Cincinnati Country Day School fifth-graders Lucy Martin, left, and David Morales stand in front of a selection of newspapers proclaiming the winner of the 2012 presidential election. Fifth-graders at the school participated in an assignment where they were asked to contact various newspapers and request their election results. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Cincinnati Country Day School fifth-graders recently reached out to newspapers nationwide. As part of what fifthgrade English teacher Molly Petre called “a journalist sweep” of the country, the students requested the front pages of a variety of newpapers detailing the results of November’s presidential election. Students contacted a total of 118 papers ranging from The Baltimore Sun to the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin. Each student contacted from two to three newspapers not only asking for

copies but also providing some personal information about themselves. “Nothing happened for a few weeks, and then all of a sudden these packages and letters were delivered (to us),” said fifthgrader Lucy Martin, of Mariemont. A number of the newspapers sent a personal response to the students with the pages they sent. “I was anxious waiting for the packages to come,” said fifth-grader David Morales, of Indian Hill. Petre said so far 46 of the newspapers have responded. The pages they sent are currently displayed in the hallway. Petre said the assign-

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ment was also one of the first the students conducted on their new hybrid tablets. Use of the hybrid tablets, which has a removable screen that can be detached from the keyboard, was launched at the school in the fall. Petre said she made an effort to contact not only some of the larger newspapers, but some of the smaller ones as well. Petre said the assignment gave students an opportunity to engage with a significant moment in time. “It doesn’t matter who the winner (of the election was),” said Petre. “The students (were) part of history.”

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Indian Hill Winter Club carnival is Feb. 8-10 SCHEDULE

By Lisa Wakeland

The Indian Hill Winter Club is gearing up for “A Rocking Winter Spectacular.” Its seventh annual winter carnival begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the club, 10005 Fletcher Road in Camp Dennison. There are dozens of family-friendly festivities Feb. 8-10 including hockey games, learn-toskate classes, dodge ball, music and more. “It’s a carnival-like atmosphere for one weekend of our fall and winter season, but the highlight of the weekend is the skating show,” said Kevin Lord, the club’s assistant manager. Skating Director Dorothi Cassini said the show, which starts at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, includes hockey players and figure skaters from 3 years old to teens. “We have about 65 skaters in the show ... and the theme is rock ‘n’

Here’s the schedule of events for the Indian Hill Winter Club’s annual winter carnival.

Friday, Feb. 8 » 6:30 p.m. Indian Hill Winter Club Mites hockey smack down. » 7:15-11 p.m. Rocking family skating with laser and disco light show. » 7:30-8:30 p.m. Cincinnati Zoo visit with a penguin, snake and alligator. » 8:30-9 p.m. Kids dodge ball on ice game. » 8:30 p.m. Club Room Goes Wild with More Cowbell performing.


Open family skate is one of the many activities during the Indian Hill Winter Club’s carnival Feb. 8-10. FILE PHOTO

roll,” she said. “The show is a little over an hour and includes (musical) pieces we’ve selected from different decades.”



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Friday night kicks off with a hockey smack down followed later by family skating and a laser light show. The Cincinnati Zoo also is bringing a penguin, snake and alligator to the Winter Club on Friday, and the evening closes with music from More Cowbell. The popular Adult Olympics on Ice returns Saturday evening with shopping cart races, barrel jumping and other team events, Lord said. The Little Miami River Band plays at 8:30 p.m. for the final night of the “Club Room Goes Wild.” Sunday events include

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» 4:30 p.m. Learn to Skate classes. » 6 p.m. Adult Olympics with flying saucer relay, shopping cart races, human Iditarod and barrel jumping. » 6:30-8 p.m. Ice Show. » 8:30-11 p.m. Rocking family skating with laser and disco light show. » 8:30 p.m. Club Room Goes Wild with Little Miami River Band.


» 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Youth hockey games » 1-3:30 p.m. Open family skate and broomball.

youth hockey games and open family skate/ broomball. “It’s a fun event for the entire family to enjoy skating on the ice together and the festivities, and it’s an opportunity for our membership to come together and enjoy the club,” Lord said. The Indian Hill Winter Club is open to members only, though Lord said non-members can attend as a guest of a club member. Contact the Indian Hill Winter Club with questions, 576-9444 or

Montgomery: No texting while driving in our city By Jeanne Houck

MONTGOMERY — Better not let your fingers do the talking while driving in Montgomery. Montgomery City Council recently approved an ordinance that mirrors state legislation prohibiting drivers from texting while driving. “We are creating local legislation to allow cases to be heard in our local mayor’s court,” Montgomery Police Chief Don Simpson said. Montgomery City Councilwoman Gerri Harbison agreed. “Council passed the ordinance for safety reasons and to mirror the new state law,” Harbison said. Ohio’s new law says adults are not allowed to write, send or read a text message while driving, although they can only be cited for texting if police pull them over for anoth-

er offense, such as speeding. Drivers under the age of 18 are not allowed to use any electronic wireless communications device to text, make a phone call, email or play a video game and can be cited solely for using a device, the state law says. People found guilty of texting while driving will be charged with a misdemeanor punishable by a fine up to $150, plus court costs. Representatives of the Ohio State Highway Patrol have said the texting law may be difficult to enforce unless officers actually see drivers using a device inside a rapidly moving vehicle. While phone records can be subpoenaed in the event of a wreck, officers who believe drivers probably are texting may talk to them about the dangers of the practice, they said.

Driver pleads no contest in teen’s death By Lisa Wakeland

A Milford man who struck and killed a Terrace Park teen with his car last year has pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter. Adam Horvath, 23, originally pleaded not guilty to the second-degree misdemeanor, but changed his plea in November. He was sentenced Dec. 17 to electronic monitoring for 90 days, a two-year driver’s license suspension with some driving privileges, and a $104 fine, according to court documents. Hamilton County prosecutors did not plan to arrest Horvath after the initial investigation into the March death of Collin Barton.

The 16-year-old teenager had been walking from a party in the Mariemont area to his home in Terrace Park when he was hit by Horvath’s car along Wooster Pike. About two months after the incident, county prosecutors announced that Andrew Weber, of Indian Hill, not Horvath, would be charged in Barton’s death. Weber is accused of selling the teen hallucinogenic mushrooms that contributed to his death. That case is pending. Autopsy reports indicated Barton had marijuana and psilocin, from the mushrooms Weber allegedly sold to him, in his system.

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StarfireU visits CCD for sixth year Cincinnati Country Day's Lower School welcomed StarfireU members back to its campus for the sixth consecutive year. The post-secondary program (StarfireU) focuses on providing relevant educational opportunities for young adults with disabilities, ages 21-30. This program allows them to continue their social and personal development beyond high school. Starfire members wrote speeches and delivered them to Country Day students in kindergarten hrough grade four.

Students then ate lunch with their visitors. Through Country Day's partnership with StarfireU, students realize that people with disabilities, whether physical or cognitive, are similar to them in many ways. These visits aim to instill the Country Day Character Virtues of respect, responsibility, integrity, compassion and courage. StarfireU, based in Madisonville, has strong ties to the Indian Hill school. Many volunteers and board members are Country Day parents, alumni and teachers.

StarfireU members visit Cincinnati Country Day. THANKS TO RALPH JAVENS JR.

Bikes and cars are all in a Madeira Schools fundraising day at Ursuline Foundation plans

‘Black and White Bash’

By Jeanne Houck

BLUE ASH — There are a lot of

perks associated with attending Ursuline Academy in Blue Ash, and one of them is getting to see the principal wobbling across the Besl Theatre stage on a cruiser bike. Principal Tom Barhorst didn’t jump astride the bicycle during an all-school assembly Jan. 17 in an effort to restore the luster of a sport decimated by Lance Armstrong’s doping admissions. Barhorst was helping to kick off Ursuline Academy’s fourth annual car raffle with the message: “Wouldn’t you rather drive a beautiful car than ride a bike?” At the assembly, school President Sharon Redmond and special events director Lori Haines spoke about the importance of the fundraiser to the education provided students at Ursuline Academy, a four-year, private college-prep Catholic high school on Pfeiffer Road. “We need to fill the gap between what we charge for tuition here at the school versus what the cost of an education is at Ursuline Academy, which is $2,179 per student,” Haines said. The student population at Ur-

A lucky raffle winner may drive away with this Ford Focus. Seen here is a raffle organizer, Lori Haines, special events director at Ursuline Academy. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

suline Academy is about 725. After the car raffle assembly Jan. 17, Redmond joined Barhorst in taking bicycles for a spin through the school hallways. Now it’s time for the community to show its support, Ursuline Academy representatives hope. The school is selling 2,500 tickets at a cost of $50 each in anticipation of a drawing scheduled for Friday, April 26. The grand prizewinner will choose one of the following: a Fiat 500C, Ford Focus, Kia Soul or $15,000 cash. Nine more tickets will be

drawn, with those winners pocketing $100 each. Tickets are available by mailing in a brochure recently sent out to members of the Ursuline Academy community, calling the school at 791-5794, ext. 1218, or ordering online at www.ursuline and clicking “Car Raffle Kickoff – Bikes, Cars and School Spirit” on the home page. Haines said the car given away in the raffle, should the grand prizewinner pass on the cash award, will not be donated to Ursuline Academy, but sold to the school at a “friendly” price.

The Madeira Schools Foundation is beginning preparations for its 2013 annual auction, Saturday, March16, in the St. Gertrude Parish Center. Now in its 28th year, the theme for this year’s popular event is “Black and White Bash.” Sponsored this year by PNC Bank, the auction is the school district’s largest fundraiser. Proceeds from the evening will support continued excellence in Madeira schools, from providing state-of-the-art technology and academic enrichment to enhancement of athletic and arts programs. The event consistently attracts a crowd of more than 300 Madeira supporters and raises upwards of $80,000 each year. “I’m extremely excited to head up the MSF Auction once again. We’ve assembled a great team of trustees and volunteers.” auction chair Tom Ashmore said. “I think by combining the Foundation’s veteran experience with the energy and ideas of our new members, the 2013 auction promises to be one of the best ever for our guests.” Foundation members are accepting donations of cash,

Sycamore Twp. resident shares love of travel For most people, a high school senior trip is a once-in-alifetime experience. But for Brother Ron Luksic, director of admissions at Moeller High School, once was not enough! Luksic has chaperoned Moeller seniors to Europe for nearly 30 years, and in 2013 he is coordinating an adult trip in conjunction with the school’s charity auction gala – The Main Event. This private tour designed by Luksic offers an Italian experience with a guide who has visited and travel to Italy for years. “Our trip to Italy with Bro. Ron was one of the best experiences of our life,” said Debi Cass, a Centerville resident who traveled to Italy with Luksic in the late 90s. “His guide knows everything there is to know about Rome, Florence, Assisi and the entire region. We saw Italy like we never expected to see it.” Luksics love of travel started in the summer of 1976 when he worked at a Marianist school in Dublin, Ireland. He got a Eurail pass and back-

Moeller High School director of admissions Brother Ron Luksic is coordinating an adult trip in conjunction with the school's charity auction gala - The Main Event. THANKS TO JOHANNA KREMER

packed through Europe. Later, he started coordinating trips with alumni as a way to expose them to Europe. “These trips are a great way for students to end their high school careers,” Luksic said. “They spend time with 40 or 50 of their friends; they get a global experience and a lot of knowledge; and they talk about the trip for years.”

The adult trip planned for September is now open for registration, and you don’t have to be part of the Moeller community to benefit from Luksic’s travel experience. “So many parents said they’ve never travelled abroad before, but their kids have gone. With our theme, An Evening in Tuscany, it seemed like the right time to plan an adult

trip to Italy and focus on the Tuscany region,” Luksic said. The 11-day tour includes stops in Florence, Siena, Assisi, Orvieto and Rome. Optional activities for the participants include a cooking class, a wine tasting, guided sightseeing, dinner with the tenors, and a papal audience. “People are sometimes worried about group travel,” Luksic said. “They’re concerned that you have to keep a certain pace and participate in every planned activity. But this adult trip presents the best of both worlds. It’s a trip that provides ease and little effort in terms of planning but provides flexibility in terms of options.” Enrollment is open for the trip, which departs Sept. 16. The cost is $3,976 per person, which includes airfare, transfers, bus, hotels, daily breakfast, some dinners, wine tastings, most excursions, and sightseeing. For enrollment information and more details, contact Louise Hoelker at or call (513) 791-1680, ext. 1304.

Tom Ashmore is chiar of Madeira Schools Foundation’s annual “Black and White Bash” auction March 16 at St. Gertrude. PROVIDED

merchandise and services from business owners and individuals in Madeira and the surrounding communities for the live auction, silent auction and various raffles. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) designation, and donors will be recognized in the auction program. For questions or to donate, please call Tom Ashmore at 703-9893, Wayne or Pat Smith at 272-0420, or visit

SCHOOL NOTES Indian Hill kindergarten registration is Feb. 21

Indian Hill Primary School’s kindergarten registration and parent orientation for the 201314 school year will be Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Primary School, 6207 Drake Rd. Parents who are registering a child for kindergarten for next school year are welcome to visit kindergarten classrooms and meet teachers from 6-6:30 p.m. Parent orientation will be in the Primary School’s auditorium from 6:30-7:30 p.m. During orientation, parents will receive information regarding registration requirements, including immunizations and proof of residency. In preparation for the registration/orientation, materials will be mailed to homes when parents contact the Primary School; the registration form should be returned to the Primary School on or before Feb. 21. Parents who are unable to attend the program on Feb. 21, should call the Primary School, 272-4754, to make other arrangements.



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» Cincinnati Country Day senior Cassie Sachs eclipsed 1,000 points for her career as the Cincinnati Country Day girls basketball team defeated St. Bernard, 58-27, Jan. 19. Sachs scored 28 points to help lead the Indians. On Jan. 22, Sachs followed up with 24 points as CCD defeated CHCA, 48-39. Her 18.0 points per game leads the Miami Valley Conference (through Jan. 22).

Indian Hill’s Alexandra Tracy congratulates Temarie Tomley of Ursuline after she won the girls 50 freestyle at the Southwest Ohio Classic at St. Xavier Jan. 19. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Lady Braves have good Southwest showing

By Scott Springer

INDIAN HILL — In his first year at the helm of the Indian Hill High School swim team, coach Tom McGowan has the girls in line to contend for titles at the upcoming Cincinnati Hills League championships. Though new to the CHL, the veteran coach has seen success in many forms and was happy with the recent performance at the Southwest Ohio Classic. Out of 43 combined Division I and II schools, Indian Hill’s girls were fifth. “I’m very happy with that,” McGowan said. “Our girls swam really, really well and we had some fantastic relay performances.” He was especially happy given the time of the season the meet occurred. Mid-January is not a tapering time. “A lot of the swimmers were really in some tough training periods,” McGowan said. “They rallied and swam extremely well.” Individually, Indian Hill veterans Alexandra (Xanna) Tracy and Rachel McGoff qualified in four finals. Indian Hill has had the female Swimmer of the Meet the last three seasons at the CHL championships and Tracy and McGoff are logical candidates. “They’re both phenomenal

Indian Hill’s 200 freestyle relay team set a Milford pool record at the Southwest Ohio Classic Jan. 19. From left are Devin Landstra, Xanna Tracy, Rachel McGoff and Elizabeth Drerup. THANKS TO WWW.IHBRAVES.ORG/ ROBERT BRACKENBURY

swimmers,” McGowan said. “We have a lot of good girl swimmers. I would expect Xanna and Rachel to be the two vying for that again.” Tracy will swim at Georgia Tech next season, while McGoff is still exploring offers. “She’s such a great allaround swimmer,” McGowan said. “She swam such a great freestyle leg. She’s such a solid swimmer and any college would be lucky to have her. Someone who can swim all different strokes is a great bene-

fit.” Both seniors swam in the highlight event for Indian Hill; the 200 freestyle relay. Joined by freshmen Devin Landstra and Elizabeth Drerup, the group broke the Milford pool record in the Southwest prelims, then an eightyear-old school record later that night. Drerup also qualified for finals in four events and is a key part of Indian Hill’s future. “She swam a really solid 100 back in the finals,” McGowan said. “She’s been swimming

wonderfully fast.” Sophomore Grace Stimson and junior Delaney Smith were also part of the Lady Braves’ relay efforts. Indian Hill’s boys were 20th at the Classic and had seventhplace finishes in both medley relays. Juniors Will Dowling, Noah Brackenbury and Drew Rice were in the 200, along with sophomore Sam Vester, who swam the freestyle leg. In the 400, sophomore Jack Dowling swam the butterfly portion. Individually, Jack Dowling and Noah Brackenbury made strides by getting to the finals. “He (Brackenbury) swam really fast in our medley relay with a real strong performance in the breaststroke,” McGowan said. “We have a lot of really young boys who are swimming really well for this time of year.” The boys team is smaller than the girls in numbers. “The girls are definitely deeper,”McGowan said. “We have a lot of good swimmers who are young and experienced. I think are boys are going to step up.” In diving, all three Indian Hill girls made the finals (Cassie Wegryn, Katherine Arnold and Kara Korengel) with Wegryn finishing eighth. The league meet is at Mariemont Feb. 2.

Summit looks for solo hold on MVC title By Nick Dudukovich

HYDE PARK — The wins keep

rolling in for the Summit Country Day girls basketball team and the Lady Silver Knights (13-1, 8-0) are bringing an exciting brand of basketball to Hyde Park. The team plays a quick, uptempo pace, while playing man-toman defense and applying the full-court press. Their only loss was to Gilmour Academy, a school outside Cleveland, over the holidays. “This is a fun team to watch,” said head coach Beth Simmons. Offensively, the Knights are scoring baskets from all over the floor. Their offense is ranked first in the Miami Valley Conference (53.7 ppg), yet Summit doesn’t have a scorer among the league’s top nine averages. Freshman Gabbi Gehner leads the team with 11.2 points per game—the 10th-best mark in the MVC.

The 5-foot-10 forward is also grabbing10.3 rebounds per game, while making a big impact in her first varsity season. “…She plays big and I think with a lot of teams, they were not aware of who she was, and she was able to come in and make her presence felt right off the bat,” Summit coach Beth Simmons said. Veteran players, such as seniors Amauria Campbell and Izzie Englehart, have also continued to be key contributors. Campbell moved to the forward position this year and is playing well. She’s averaging 10.3 points and 6.8 rebounds, while Englehart is scoring 8.6 points and dishing out 3.1 assists per contest. “With Amauria and Gabbi playing inside, it’s taken the pressure off Izzie and allowed her to feel more relaxed on the floor,” Simmons said. Sophomore guards Kiley Barnard (8.4 ppg) and Malauna Campbell (6.1 ppg), as well as ju-

nior Addie Englehart (5.4 ppg, 2.4 apg), have also been key contributors. By having so many weapons, Simmons and company can afford to be aggressive on defense because the team doesn’t have to worry about losing offense if one of its players gets into foul trouble. “It’s easy to make that substitution and still keep up the same intensity,” she said. With the regular season set to end Feb. 11, the Knights are aiming for their second-consecutive conference championship. The squad shared last year’s title with Cincinnati Country Day. It was the program’s first title since Summit won the championship outright during the 1993-1994 season. As of Jan. 22, Summit had a two-game lead on CCD. “Coming into the season, our main goal was to win (league) and to not share it this year,” Simmons said.

Girls swimming

» The Indian Hill girls were fifth at the Southwest Ohio Classic Jan 19-20. The 200 freestyle relay team of Devin Landstra, Xanna Tracy, Rachel McGoff and Elizabeth Drerup was second and set a school record in 1:37.66. In diving, Indian Hill junior Cassie Wegryn was eighth. » Cincinnati Country Day sophomore Allie Wooden took first place in the 100 and 200 freestyle events at the Southwest Ohio Classic at the University of Cincinnati Jan. 20.

Boys swimming

» Moeller was fourth at the Southwest Ohio Classic at St. Xavier on Jan. 19. On Jan. 12, Moeller won a tri-meet at the University of Cincinnati with Turpin and Mariemont. Sophomore Kevin George won the 200 individual medley and the 500 freestyle, while junior Greg Nymberg won the 50 and 100 freestyle. The Crusaders also won all three relays.


» Moeller won the 2013 Catholic Invitational at Olentangy Liberty Jan. 20. Winning in the finals for the Crusaders were sophomore Conner Ziegler at 113 pounds, senior Andrew Mendel at 132, senior Drew Meyer at 160, junior Quinton Rosser at 182 and junior Chalmer Frueauf at 220. Senior Wyatt Wilson was the runner-up at 152. Moeller beat Walnut Hills in the regional team tournament Jan. 23. Recording pins for the Crusaders were freshman Jacoby Ward at 126, Mendel at 132, junior Austin Bohenek at 145, junior Austin Wesley at 152, Meyer at 160, junior Dakota Sizemore at 170, Frueauf at 220 and sophomore Evan Horst at 285.

Boys basketball

» Indian Hill took down Taylor 75-37 on Jan. 22. Junior center Lucas Gould had 16 points. The Braves beat Wyoming 58-38 on Jan. 25. Clayton Hosmer led Indian Hill with 18 points. » Cincinnati Country Day beat North College Hill 72-61 on Jan. 25. Junior Matt Walton had 26 points. » Moeller beat Elder 5543 on Jan. 25. Seniors Josh Davenport and Corey Muchmore had 13 points each.

Girls basketball

Amauria Campbell, shown in January 2011, changed to the forward position this year and has averaged 10.3 points per game. FILE PHOTO

» Ursuline beat Milford, 53-32, Jan. 19. Sarah Reilly scored nine points. » Indian Hill downed Wyoming 49-29 on Jan. 23 as freshman Sam Arington had 15 points.



Young MND takes on tough schedule By Scott Springer

READING — For the average English teacher, 11:15 p.m. is usually “lights out” to prepare for the next morning’s cluster of sleepy teens. When you double up as the basketball coach for one of the major high school girls’ programs in the area, late hours are often consumed by videotape of your next opponent. Such is the case of Kelly Main, Mount Notre Dame’s third-year coach. He has likely seen as much of McAuley, Mercy or Ursuline as many of their fans. In the Scarlet Division of the Girls Greater Cincinnati League, there are no slouches. “I think the league’s improved from last year and we’re certainly better than we were last year,” Main said. The Cougars are just below Ursuline in the league and are shooting for a winning record. Last year’s 6-16 mark is in the rear-view mirror. This year’s sixth win came on Jan. 3. “Our out-of-conference schedule is every year one of the top 15 schedules in the state,” Main said. “I don’t think people realize that. They just look at our record. If you look at who we’ve played, we’ve lost to some really good teams. If you want to be elite, you’ve got to beat those teams.” MND starts four sophomores and a freshman. Junior Kristi Duncan is the second-leading scorer, but

has been out recently. Leading the way and averaging a double-double has been 5-foot-9 sophomore forward Naomi Davenport. She leads the squad in points, rebounds, steals and blocks. While giving up a few inches in height at times, she makes up for it with her reach and leaping ability. Main has already received calls from UC, Xavier, Michigan State and Indiana about Davenport. “She’s got all of the tools

and all of the talent,” Main said. “She just has to put it all together. She’s real explosive and her outside shot has come around.” Davenport shoots close to 50 percent from the field and has highs of 25 points and 17 rebounds. Just behind her in points and rebounds is 5-foot-9 freshman Abby Scholz. Sophomores Blair Carlin, Dani Kissel and Maddy South round out the Cougars starting five. “Our whole team has to

be more consistent,” Main said. “We’re trying to put together four quarters of championship basketball. We’ll come out and be up 19-3 in the first quarter, then find ourselves in a dogfight. Against Carroll (Jan. 19 loss, 54-45) we were down 22-5 in the first quarter, then won the next

three quarters.” The inconsistency could be attributed to youth, but that also is the upside of the situation. The growing pains for Main shouldn’t remain. “All of our top eight players will be returning next year,” Main said. “The next few years are going to

be a lot of fun. Our freshman class is really talented and we have a lot of sophomores playing varsity. The future’s bright.” Immediately ahead for MND is a chance to knock off Ursuline on the road Jan. 31. The regular season concludes Feb. 5 at St. Ursula.

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senseless act of violence in our society. But that can’t be an excuse for inaction ... Surely, we can do better than this...In Richard the coming Schwab COMMUNITY PRESS weeks, I will use whatever GUEST COLUMNIST power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens – from law enforcement to mental health professionals to parents and educators – in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. Because what choice do we have? We can’t accept events like this as routine. Are we really prepared to say that we’re powerless in the face of such carnage, that the politics are too hard?” President Obama has appointed a gun violence task force, headed by Vice President Biden. The group includes Cabinet members and outside organizations. Their specific task is to pull together real reform right now. They have a January deadline. The task force will likely consider updating assault weapon legislation, limiting the rounds contained in ammunition clips, mandating background checks on all gun transactions, and requiring notification of multiple pur-

chases of semi-automatic weapons. Hopefully our nation will be able to re-examine its position on guns and come to a solution that preserves the right to bear arms for lawabiding citizens, but makes it more difficult for those who would do us harm to obtain firearms. And, hopefully our nation will recognize mental health screenings and services and good teachers are the most important keys to deterring mass shootings in our schools. Much more important than armed security guards. We need to destigmatize mental illness. Undiagnosed and insufficiently treated conditions are too common. Young people need to know that teachers have their backs and that classmates have their backs. Together they can learn that they can support each other. We have lots of brave and sensitive teachers. A good teacher makes a tremendous difference. A supportive school climate creates a safer school.

Richard O. Schwab was formerly associate head of school, and middle school head, Cincinnati Country Day School. He is founder of Glendale Organizing For America Community Team

CH@TROOM Last week’s question What are your expectations for President Obama’s second term?

“I expect pretty much of the same malaise of his first term, with a move further to the left. Obama will continue to push his redistributionist socialist policies raising taxes, growing the welfare state, wasting billions on climate change and green energy follies and refusing to make any meaningful budget cuts or entitlement reforms. “The national debt grew from $9 trillion to $16 trillion in his first term and will probably balloon to over $23 trillion, unemployment will remain around 8 percent or slightly higher since he has no policies that would incentivize growth or entrepreneurship. “There will also be a continuance of scandals (Fast and Furious), cover-ups (Benghazi), crony capitalism (Solyndra), picking winners (GE, GM & Unions) and losers (hard-working taxpayers) and disastrous foreign policy decisions (F16s to Egypt). “The media, as a willing accomplice will of course ignore any story that would not be positive toward the president. Keep in mind President Obama is brilliant so all of this is according to his plan. If the Republicans are able to slow the train or gain control of the Senate in 2014, then

can stop me.’”

NEXT QUESTION Do you agree or disagree with Duke Energy’s request for a 24 percent increase in electric rates and an 18 percent increase in gas rates when some of the money is expected to be used to move utilities for the streetcar project in Cincinnati? Why or why not? Every week we ask readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line.

look for Obama to wear out Air Force One vacationing and booming around the world the last two years of his term. “Socialism has never ever worked anywhere in the world it’s been tried!!!”


“I think his first term was a wash. Things are the same today for my family as they were four years ago and that isn't good. On the international scene America's image has taken several big hits despite Obama's 'apology tour' early in his administration. “I had hoped Obama's 'Hope and Change' would produce more over those four years; now I hope any future changes will be good, but I'm not optimistic.”


“More of the same old 'I can do anything and no one



A publication of


Gun violence is out of control

A nightmare occurred in Newtown, CN., Dec. 14. After killing his mother in their home, 20-year-old Adam Lanza headed to Sandy Hook Elementary School. There, heavily armed, he mowed down 20 first-graders and six staff before taking his own life. It was the second deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, after the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre. There have been 62 mass shootings in America in the last three decades. It’s time for rational, comprehensive weapon reform. The arsenal of firearms possessed by the mass murderers included semi-automatic assault weapons and large capacity magazine clips. Weapons of war. President Obama spoke at a Sandy Hook Interfaith Prayer Vigil. “We’re not doing enough. And we will have to change. Since I’ve been president, this is the fourth time we have come together to comfort a grieving community torn apart by a mass shooting... We can’t tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change. We will be told that the causes of such violence are complex, and that is true. No single law, no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world, or prevent every



“I expect more taxes, more national debt, and a lot more executive orders which will continue to destroy our Constitutional rights and the balance of power which is supposed to exist with our three branches of government. “It appears that we only have one branch now ... the other two have been cut off. The founding fathers warned us this would happen, but we didn't listen and are now starting to pay the price.”


“Since Obama no longer has to be accountable to voters, I expect him to push the envelope concerning his agenda. He believes in a 'living, breathing constitution,' which basically means that he feels that it allows him to do whatever he wants to if he thinks it is for the good of the people. He will use that approach to push a whole raft of liberal policies. “As a conservative, I can only hope that the Republicans will stand their ground and only take conservative voting positions and that Senate Democrats in conservative states who are up for re-election in 2014 will vote to save their skins. “We'll see. I'm not real hopeful for either.”


Resolve to recycle more in the new year In 2013, why not try a resolution that will better the environment and the economy? Recycling conserves energy, saves natural resources, reduces pollution and creates jobs. If you do not already recycle, you can start today. The first step is to get a bin or find a recycling drop-off location. For more information on your community’s recycling program, call the Holly Recycling Christmann COMMUNITY PRESS Hotline at 513-946-7766 or GUEST COLUMNIST If you already recycle, use the New Year to improve upon your good habit. While you probably already recycle pop cans, plastic bottles, newspaper and milk jugs, some items are often forgotten. Remember you can also recycle: » Shampoo bottles » Salad dressing bottles » Contact solution bottles » Ketchup and mustard bottles » Liquid laundry detergent jugs » Jelly, tomato sauce, pickle, and salsa jars » Empty aerosol cans (remove tips) » Magazines » Junk mail » Paper towel and toilet paper cores » Tissue boxes Items such as Styrofoam,

aluminum foil, pie pans, takeout food trays, plastic bags and yogurt cups currently cannot currently be recycled in curbside recycling programs. Many of these items can still be recycled at a variety of outlets. » Plastic bags can be recycled at area stores such as Kroger, Meijer, Lowe’s, WalMart, Rempke Biggs or other locations » No. 5 plastic tubs (including yogurt containers) can be recycled at Whole Foods Market » CFL bulbs can be recycled at Lowe’s, Home Depot and Park + Vine Please refer to our website,, or call the Recycling Hotline at 946-7766 for a complete list. You can also resolve to recycle more by participating in our free electronic waste and yard trimming drop-off programs beginning in the spring. Be on the lookout for more information visit our website or call the Recycling Hotline at 946-7766. The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District is a division of the Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services which also encompasses the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency. For more information, visit the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District online at, call 946-7766, or interact with us on Facebook and Twitter. Holly Christmann is the program manager for the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District.

Shared services is not a panacea Shared services refers to communities and government offices teaming up to take advantage of economies of scale to deliver required services. The state administration continues to offer it as something new and wonderful, as a possible way for counties, cities, village and townships to try and deal with the state’s excessive and extreme cuts in local government funding. The reality is many have been sharing services for years. Most local governDusty ments and Rhodes public offices COMMUNITY PRESS always work GUEST COLUMNIST together as often as they can. They do not need to be encouraged to do so. It is not an original or real solution to the loss of long standing, significant state support. Our office was among the first to participate when then Clerk of Courts Jim Cissell proposed a combined county mail facility in 1992. When the city of Cincinnati closed down its Weights and Measures Department in 1996, our staff took over

394 Wards Corner Road Loveland, Ohio 45140 phone: 248-8600 email: web site:

that responsibility in the city – and did it with no additional staff. For many years key county network servers along with the county commissioners’ agenda system was supported through a joint operation with the city of Cincinnati. During the past year the city expressed the desire to conclude this service. So much for depending on another government entity. County administration turned to us for help. I immediately asked our talented and professional information technology staff to assist. They have been working on the project for several months and the transition of support will be completed soon. The county will have better control of these systems and services and some modest savings are anticipated. Shared services is a noble concept but it is not innovative nor is it a panacea. It certainly cannot replace the funds state government has taken away from local and county governments. Local governments help each other all the time. Let us not call the commonplace special. Dusty Rhodes is the Hamilton County auditor.

Indian Hill Journal Editor Eric Spangler, 576-8251 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.



Rick Setzer of Hyde Park and Rich Moore of Kennedy Heights attend Key to the Cure. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Lucy Ward of Hyde Park and Shanda Spurlock of Ludlow enjoy shopping at the Key to the Cure event at Saks Fifth Avenue to support Cancer Support Community. THANKS TO

Don and Rose Smith of Cleves and Greg Sykes of Montgomery show the 2012 limited edition Key to the Cure T-shirt by Carolina Herrera. THANKS TO





Janet Byrnes of Indian Hill, left, and Susie Brennan of East Walnut Hills attend the Key to the Cure event at Saks Fifth Avenue. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Saundra kirsch of Amberley Village and Dianne Bohmer McGoron of Sycamore Township attend Key to the Cure at Saks Fifth Avenue. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

MORE THAN 100 shop to support Cancer Support Community

Tysha Wilder, Yemi Adeyanju and Jhenne Burt of Western Hills attend Key to the Cure at Saks Fifth Avenue. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Scott and Julie Bristow of Hyde Park enjoy the events at Key to the Cure with Saks General Manager Kevin Shibley, Saks Marketing Director Lindsey Huttenbauer and Cancer Support Community Executive Director Rick Bryan of Blue Ash. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

More than 100 friends and supporters of Cancer Support Community (CSC, formerly The Wellness Community) enjoyed a fun opportunity to sip, shop, and show their support for a good cause at Saks Fifth Avenue recently during a stylish instore preview party celebrating the launch of Saks’ 14th annual Key to the Cure charitable shopping initiative to fight women’s cancers. Key to the Cure is a national shopping event sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue and the Entertainment Industry Foundation's Women's Cancer Research Fund (EIF) benefiting local cancer-related programs and non-profits across the country. Since its inception in 1999, the event has raised $31 million nationwide. Two percent of local sales during the event are directed to Cancer Support Community to help fund the non-profit organization’s free programs of support, education and hope for people with cancer and their loved ones offered locally in Blue Ash, Ft. Wright, Anderson, Clifton, downtown and Western Hills. As the local beneficiary since

John Michelman of Wyoming, Saks marketing director Lindsey Huttenbauer of Hyde Park, and Harry and April Davidow of downtown enjoy the festivities at the Saks Fifth Avenue Key to the Cure. THANKS TO

Michelle and Rick Setzer of Hyde Park and Amanda Baker of Wyoming, center, attend Key to the Cure at Saks Fifth Avenue. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Carol Goodman and John Simmons of Hyde Park and Laurie and Mayme Acken of Indian Hill attend Key to the Cure at Saks Fifth Avenue. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

2005, CSC has received $73,867 to help fund local cancer support programs through the success of the annual Key to the Cure events and the generosity of Saks Fifth Avenue and EIF. CSC trustee emerita and event chair April Davidow worked with Saks Fifth Avenue General Manager Kevin Shibley and Marketing Director Lindsey Huttenbauer to plan the Key to the Cure party. One of the highlights for many shoppers was the 2012 limited edition T-shirt designed specifically for Key to the Cure by Carolina Herrera. Following the party, many attendees stayed downtown for dinner, taking advantage of a special dining discount offered by Palomino in support of the event. “The ongoing support of Saks Fifth Avenue and EIF means so much to us at Cancer Support Community,” said CSC Executive Director Rick Bryan. “It is always a delight to shop in such a beautiful store and see our friends at Saks. Finishing the evening with a wonderful meal at Palomino made it a perfect night downtown.”


Kelly and Adam Schoen and Maxwell of Madeira attend Key to the Cure at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Cathy Roesener and Steve Phelan, both of Anderson Township admire the Key to the Cure T-shirt designed by Carolina Herrera and in-store signage featuring the EIF Key to the Cure Ambassador, Penelope Cruz. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT


Karen Aleshire, Marilyn Dolle and Nancy Ward, all of Wyoming, and Linda Green of Indian Hill, shop during Key to the Cure at Saks Fifth Avenue. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Rick Bryan of Blue Ash, Rick Setzer of Hyde Park, Leonard Stokes of Western Hills and Shanda Spurlock of Ludlow attend Key to the Cure at Saks Fifth Avenue. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, JAN. 31 Art & Craft Classes Open Create, 7-9 p.m., Hyatt Art Studio, 7813 Laurel Ave., Choose surface you want to paint on and receive individual attention as you paint artwork for your home or garden. $25. 561-0677; Madeira.

Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party, 6-7 p.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, 4865 Duck Creek Road, Classes incorporate variety of dance styles, including jazz, hip-hop, Latin, jive and more danced to popular music. $10. Presented by Cardio Dance Party. 617-9498; Madisonville. Core Adrenaline, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Blend functional strength training movements with Pilates sequences. Ages 18 and up. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. MELT Method, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Unique hands-­off bodywork approach that helps prevent pain, heal injury and erase negative effects of aging and active living. Ages 18 and up. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Camp Crush, 6-7 a.m. and 6-7 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Run the gamut of strength, endurance and heartpumping drills. Recommended for intermediate to advanced clients only. Ages 18 and up. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Gentle Moves and Strength, 3-4 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Learn to safely work with your limitations and enjoy exercising your body. Ages 18 and up. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Yoga/Pilates Infusion, 5-6 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Contemporary blend of flowing yoga movements and core-centric Pilates sequences. Ages 18 and up. $10-$15. 2908217; Blue Ash. Hatha Yoga, 7-8 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Gentle introductory journey into the world of yoga. Ages 18 and up. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Camp Crush, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Hatha Yoga, 7-8 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Health / Wellness

Religious - Community

Health Screenings, 10 a.m.noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, 7319 Montgomery Road, Blood pressure screenings, stress screenings and consultation about your wellness needs. Free. 784-0084. Silverton.

A Short Course in Quakerism, 7-8:30 p.m., Cincinnati Friends Meeting, 8075 Keller Road, Paul Buckley, Quaker author presenting. Ages 16 and up. $5 per session or $45 for all 10 sessions. 207-5353; Madeira.

Music - Choral

Support Groups

Purdue University Varsity Men’s Glee Club, 7:30 p.m., Sycamore Presbyterian Church, 11800 Mason Road, Doors open 6:30 p.m. Ensemble founded in 1893. $10. 683-0254; Symmes Township.

Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, Free, donations accepted. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, Donations accepted. 673-0174; Blue Ash.

On Stage - Comedy Kevin Bozeman, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Recreation Young Professionals Open Gym, 2-4 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Full-court basketball games for men. $15. Through Feb. 23. 985-0900. Montgomery.

SATURDAY, FEB. 2 Art & Craft Classes Open Create, Noon-5 p.m., Hyatt Art Studio, $25. 561-0677; Madeira.

Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party, 10-11 a.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; Madisonville.

Chapter Two, 1-4 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Free. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. Through Feb. 4. 382-5854; Columbia Township.


On Stage - Comedy

Greater Cincinnati Fly Fishing Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Oasis Golf Club and Conference Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Skip Morris is featured speaker and fly tyer. Educational fly fishing speakers and fly tying demonstrations. More than 50 vendors and exhibitors. Casting pond and activities for children. Raffles and door prizes. Benefits Buckeye United Fly Fishers. $10. 683-0286; Loveland.

Kevin Bozeman, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Kevin Bozeman, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. Through Feb. 28. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Youth room. Big book/ discussion meeting. Brown bag lunch optional. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 673-0174; Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, FEB. 1 Art Openings The Barn Painters, 6-9 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn Gallery. Oil paintings by emerging artists that study with Cincinnati artists Jan Boone and Ron Johnson. Landscapes, still life and portraits from more than 20 different painters. Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Exercise Classes

by emerging artists that study with Cincinnati artists Jan Boone and Ron Johnson. Landscapes, still life and portraits from more than 20 different painters. Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Rock and Roll Carnival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Edwin H. Greene Intermediate School, 5200 Aldine Road, Carnival games, bid-n-buy, raffles, food and prizes. Free. Tickets for games and food: two for $1. 686-1750; Blue Ash.

Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705; Loveland.

Support Groups

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On Stage - Comedy

On Stage - Comedy



Music - Blues

Kevin Bozeman, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $8-$14. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

The Greater Cincinnati Fly Fishing Show is coming to the Oasis Golf Club and Conference Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Loveland. Skip Morris will be the featured speaker and fly tyer. Educational fy fishing speakers and fly tying demonstrations will also be part of the event. More than 50 vendors and exhibitors will be included. A casting pond and activities will be on hand for children. Raffles and door prizes will be available. The event benefits Buckeye United Fly Fishers. Cost is $10. The event is presented by Buckeye United Fly Fishers Inc. Call 683-0286, or visit PATRICK REDDY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Recreation Young Professionals Open Gym, 2-4 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15. 9850900. Montgomery. Skate the Summit, 1-5 p.m., Blue Ash Summit Park, 4335 Glendale-Milford Road, Skate on synthetic ice skating pad. Good for beginner skaters. Limited sizes of ice skates available. Concessions available. Free. 745-8550; Blue Ash.

Volunteer Events Community Resilience in Action, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Inspired by the Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium and the Transition Movement, people are coming together taking local action to increase community resilience in response to global challenges. Free. Reservations required. 683-2340; Loveland.

SUNDAY, FEB. 3 Art & Craft Classes Open Create, Noon-5 p.m., Hyatt Art Studio, $25. 561-0677; Madeira.

Art Exhibits The Barn Painters, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn Gallery. Oil paintings

Recreation Skate the Summit, 1-5 p.m., Blue Ash Summit Park, Free. 745-8550; Blue Ash.

MONDAY, FEB. 4 Auditions Chapter Two, 6:30-9 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, Free. 382-5854; Columbia Township.

Dance Classes Zumba, 6-7 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Latin-based cardio workout. Ages 18 and up. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Exercise Classes Pilates Playground, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Works entire body through series of movements performed with control and intention. Ages 18 and up. $15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Camp Crush, 6-7 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Gentle Moves and Strength, 3-4 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Yoga/Pilates Infusion, 5-6 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Vinyasa Yoga, 7-8 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Fluid style of Hatha Yoga incorporates elements of Ashtanga yoga in an inspiring, heat-producing workout. Ages 18 and up. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

stration, Noon-1 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Explore wonderful and healthy world of chocolate. $10. 985-6710. Montgomery.

Music - Acoustic Kevin Fox, 7-10 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Free. 324-7643. Loveland.

FRIDAY, FEB. 8 Art Openings Insightful Reflections, 6-9 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Showcasing last year’s best paintings on paper and canvas by the Brush and Palette Painters. Exhibit continues through Feb. 24. Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Exercise Classes Camp Crush, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Parenting Classes

Health / Wellness

Line Dancing, 6-7 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Music from variety of genres. Ages 18 and up. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

HypnoBirthing, 5:45 p.m. and 8 p.m., Bethesda North Hospital, 10500 Montgomery Road, Childbirth series rejects myth that suffering must accompany labor. $200 per birthing team for 10-week package. Registration required. 475-4500; Montgomery.

Health Screenings, 10 a.m.noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, Free. 784-0084. Silverton.


Exercise Classes



Art & Craft Classes

Art & Craft Classes

Open Create, 7-9 p.m., Hyatt Art Studio, $25. 561-0677; Madeira. Art Evenings, 6-9 p.m. Print Making, ages 18 and up, $40., Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road, Classes taught by Beth Goldstein, MAAE Art Academy of Cincinnati, BS Fine Art Brown University, local studio artist and art educator. Registration required. 745-8550; Blue Ash.

Open Create, Noon-5 p.m., Hyatt Art Studio, $25. 561-0677; Madeira.

TUESDAY, FEB. 5 Dance Classes

Core Adrenaline, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. MELT Method, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Camp Crush, 6-7 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Farmers Market Loveland Farmers Market, 4-6 p.m., Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 101 S. Lebanon Road, Presented by Loveland Farmers’ Market. 683-0491; Loveland.

Health / Wellness CircumDecision, 7-8:30 p.m., Bethesda North Hospital, 10500 Montgomery Road, Goetz Conference Room. Dr. Jay Bernstein, local emergency physician and public health expert, teams up with Jewish circumcision expert, Rabbi Chayim Heinemann, to address pros and cons of circumcision. Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. 631-8505; Montgomery.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6 Art & Craft Classes Portrait Painting and Drawing Class, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Drawing and Painting from a clothed model. $120 per session of four classes. Reservations required. 259-9302. Mariemont.

Dance Classes Zumba, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, $15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Zumba, 6-7 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Exercise Classes Pilates Playground, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Health / Wellness Chocolate Cooking Demon-

Cooking Classes Mardi Gras with Wild Bill Schroeder, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Bill shares some of his favorite recipes for the perfect Mardi Gras celebration. $50. Reservations required. Presented by Cooks’ Wares - Symmes Township. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

Education Email Basics: Getting a Free Email Account, 1-3 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Class includes: setting up free email account, sending and receiving email and tips for keeping your account secure. Free. Registration required. 369-4450; Deer Park.

Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party, 6-7 p.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; Madisonville. Core Adrenaline, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. MELT Method, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Camp Crush, 6-7 a.m. and 6-7 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Gentle Moves and Strength, 3-4 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Yoga/Pilates Infusion, 5-6 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Young Professionals Open Gym, 2-4 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15. 9850900. Montgomery.

Art Events Explorations of the Divine: A Visual Art Contemplation by Three Young Women Artists, 3-5 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Part of Macy’s Art Sampler. Works by Amy Tuttle, Marjorie Bledsoe and Megan Suttman-Divelbiss. Focuses on journey of women grappling with understanding of the divine, its effect on their daily life and the expression of divine in art. Free. Reservations required. 683-2340; Loveland.

Art Exhibits Insightful Reflections, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Showcasing last year’s best paintings on paper and canvas by the Brush and Palette Painters. Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party, 10-11 a.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; Madisonville.

Films Laurel and Hardy Film Event Celebrating the Year 1933, 6:30-10 p.m., Seasons Retirement Community, 7300 Dearwester Drive, Main auditorium on lower level. Evening of classic film comedies released in 1933. Scheduled to screen: Laurel and Hardy’s “Dirty Work,” “The Midnight Patrol” and “Me And My Pal.” Plus film surprises and raffle. $5. 559-0112; Kenwood.

Holiday - Valentine’s Day Team Tonk Valentine’s Dance, 8 p.m., Francis R. Healy Community Center, 7640 Planfield Road, DJ and dancing. Beer, wine and snacks included. Raffles, door prizes, split-the-pots and more. Benefits Team Tonk to fight ALS. $15 single, $25 couple. Presented by Team Tonk. 295-2789. Deer Park.



‘Cooking Provost’ shares his barbecue sauce recipe I met Larry Johnson, aka the Cooking Provost, through my son Jason. Jason and Larry work at University of Cincinnati. Jason teaches electrical engineering and does research; Larry is provost, second in command behind the president. “Larry is one fantastic cook,” Jason told me. When I chatted with Larry, I found out just how important education, food, family and friends are to him. Larry grew up on the south side of Chicago and came from humble beginnings. His generation, like mine, was first to graduate college. Larry grew up cooking for his brothers while his parents worked. “Dad trained all four of us boys to be entrepreneurs who make a difference,” he said. Larry worked in restaurants starting at age 12. His educational journey brought him to Cincinnati, and he’s still making a difference through his work and, interestingly enough, his cooking, both at home for his wife and kids, and at UC. Larry cooks from scratch and preserves jars and jars of food. He’s legendary for bringing staff and students together through quarterly foodie events. Last fall he made 400 pounds of potato salad and slaw for a barbecue event. This is his way of team building. By bringing students and

staff together to share his food, camaraderie abounds everyone starts out on a trustRita ful, friendHeikenfeld ly footing. RITA’S KITCHEN Larry is a spontaneous and generous cook, and shares his Findlay Market awardwinning barbecue sauce today. Wouldn’t this be delish brushed over a big slab of ribs for the Super Bowl!

Bubba/Larry Johnson’s barbecue sauce 30 oz. ketchup 60 oz. tomato sauce 1 tablespoon chili powder seasoning 1 ⁄2 cup Frank’s RedHot cayenne pepper sauce 1 ⁄2 cup raspberry or apple cider vinegar 2 teaspoons cumin 4 cups packed dark brown sugar 3 tablespoons Old Bay seasoning 1 finely chopped garlic clove

Larry’s words of wisdom: “When I make something I try to understand the ‘theory’ of the dish so I don’t follow recipes closely. Rather, I understand what makes the essence of the dish I am trying to create and I adjust components to accommodate what I am

trying to create to make something unique. In this recipe I’m trying to make barbecue sauce that is tangy, sweet, with a little bite and unique flavors. The ketchup and vinegar provides tang. The dark brown sugar provides sweetness, and using dark brown sugar provides a richness you won’t get from other sweeteners. The heat and unique flavors come from hot sauce and spices. Finally, garlic adds a component not usually found in barbecue sauces. Adjust proportions to meet your tastes. Once you have mixed all ingredients together and let simmer on the stove under slow heat for two to three hours, the sauce gets thicker and flavors all meld into a rich sauce. As it simmers, stir periodically or sugar in sauce will burn, but if it burns a little all is not lost, you’ll just have a nice, smoky flavor.”

Roasted shrimp cocktail shooters with firecracker sauce Roasting keeps every bit of flavor right in the shrimp. A Super Bowl fave at our house. 1 pound jumbo shrimp (16-20 count), shells peeled, deveined, tails left on 1 generous tablespoon minced garlic

Olive oil Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste Palmful of fresh minced parsley

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Toss shrimp with garlic and enough olive oil to coat. Spread on sprayed baking sheet. Roast three minutes and turn. Continue to roast just until shrimp are opaque and firm, another couple of minutes. Don’t overcook as residual heat will continue to cook them. Season and sprinkle with parsley. Chill at least two hours before serving.

Firecracker sauce

All I can say is this is addictive. Whisk together: 1 cup mayonnaise 1 ⁄4 cup Mae Ploy sweet chili sauce Up to 1 tablespoon Sriracha or other hot sauce (optional) Lemon juice to taste: start with a tablespoon and go from there

Hanky pankies

Check out my blog for this “American table” heirloom recipe. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

Larry Johnson, provost at the University of Cincinnati, preserves jars of food he cooks from scratch. THANKS TO LARRY JOHNSON.

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DEATHS Donald L. Hutmier

Donald L. Hutmier, 84, of Indian Hill died Jan. 23. He was a Navy veteran. Survived by children Michael (Sarah) Hutmier, Patricia (John) Wyatt and David (Traci); sister, Dorothy Chambers; and eight grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife, Glenna Hutmier; children Anthony Drew and Darren Hutmier; and parents Russell Hutmier and Carol Meyer. Services were Jan. 27 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.

ABOUT OBITUARIES Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 248-8600 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details.

Lemon Law also applies to leased vehicles Do you know what rights you have if the new vehicle you lease suddenly starts having major problems? An area man took his vehicle back to the dealership several times – for more than a year – but complains the problem never went away. George Spinner of Pleasant Ridge said he leased his new vehicle at the end of 2011. Although he loved the car’s styling and interior he soon had problems with stalling. “The car started dying at stop lights or if you stopped in traffic. It also would hesitate and lose power. Sometimes it wouldn’t go above 3,000 RPMs or 25 miles an hour,” Spinner said. Spinner took the car to his dealership sever-

al times and, although parts were replaced, the dealer could not reproduce Howard the probAin lems. HEY HOWARD! “The car produced no computer codes. Occasionally it would do all those things, but they were inconsistent. You could drive for a week and it’ll be fine and then, all of a sudden, it would do it three or four times a day,” Spinner said. Over a period of several months the dealership replaced several fuel sensors and fuel pumps, but the problem didn’t go away. Then, the last time Spinner says it hap-

pened, it was scary. “The car starts jerking back and forth. I got off the highway on Route 4 and the car stalled at the light. I almost got in an accident because of it because cars behind me were coming and I just had a chance to pull over,” he said. Spinner said he has a stack of service records to prove the vehicle just is not safe. In fact, he says, he’s afraid to drive it. While the average yearly miles put on a vehicle is about 12,000 miles, Spinner has only put a little more than 4,700 miles on his car. What about the new car Lemon Law, which declares a vehicle to be lemon if it’s in the shop more than three times for the same problem within one year or

18,000 miles? It applies to leases as well as purchases and Spinner did file a claim with the manufacturer. He argued his problems certainly affect the safety, value or use of the vehicle, as required by the statute. But, he says, the manufacturer denied the claim because it believed all the repairs had fixed the vehicle. After that latest incident in which he almost got into an accident, Spinner brought the car back to the dealership again. He also began filing with the Better Business Bureau’s Auto Line Program. “At this point, the way I see it I really don’t want this car back because it’s unsafe. It clearly, to me, qualifies for a Lemon Law,” he

said. Fortunately that last incident prompted the manufacturer to call him and say it will take back the vehicle under the Lemon Law. Spinner says he still loves that model car, but just wants to get another one. Remember, if you have a new vehicle and feel it qualifies as a lemon under the law, you can file a claim with the Better Business Bureau’s Auto Line Program. It can act as a third-party mediator if you have a problem with the manufacturer. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

RELIGION Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church


BAPTIST Hyde Park Baptist Church Michigan & Erie Ave

513-321-5856 Bill Rillo, Pastor Sunday Worship Services: 11:00am & 6:00pm Sunday School: 9:45am Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00pm


3850 E. Galbraith, Deer Park Next to Dillonvale Shopping Ctr 791-7631 Worship Service - 10:00AM Sunday School - 10:15AM Pastor John Robinson, Interim



Building Homes Relationships & Families Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE First Church of Christ, Scientist 871-0245 3035 Erie Ave %&#"''"$'"!'"#'"

Sunday Service and Sunday School 10:30am Wednesday Testimonial Meeting 7:30pm Reading Room 3035 Erie Ave


Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Wed Night Bible Study 7:00 pm Pastor Ed Wilson 8105 Beech Avenue - Deer Park (Just off Galbraith across from Amity School) 513-793-7422


UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 "Deeper Living: Deep Hope" Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

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

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 9:00 & 10:30 AM with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR MARIE SMITH

NON-DENOMINATIONAL FAITH CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CHURCH ~ Solid Bible Teaching ~ 6800 School Street Newtown, OH 45244 Phone: 271-8442


Dr. R. Edgar Bonniwell, Senior Pastor Pastor Justin Wilson, Youth Minister Vibrant Teen and Children’s Ministries

Sunday Worship 10:30 am All ages Sunday School 9:30 am Wed. Fellowship Meal 6:00 pm Wed. Worship/Bible Study 6:45 pm All are Welcome!

Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith Cincinnati, OH 45243

Phone: 513-791-8348 • Fax: 513-791-5648

Jeff Hill • Minister

Experience the Light and Sound of God You are invited to the Worship Service 10:30am Sunday School 9:15 am

Community HU Song

4th Sunday, 11:00-11:30am

ECK Worship Service 11:00 am - Noon Second Sunday of Each Month Anderson Center Station 7832 Five Mile Road Cincinnati, OH 45230 1-800-LOVE GOD Local (513) 674-7001


Sunday 8am Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:15am Christian Formation & Discovery Hour for all ages* 10:30am Choral Eucharist, Rite II*

*Child care for children up to 4 in a staffed nursery from 9-noon

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Join a weekly intercessory prayer time from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Friday evening. Each session begins with a time of worship followed by intercession. Pray America is meeting in the contemporary worship space of Armstrong Chapel. For more information contact Sue Heffelfinger (513) 527-4639. Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church is again offering its Divorce Care program to the community and making three additional support groups available too. The following divorce-related programs are offered at the church, 5125 Drake Road in Indian Hill. Divorce Care for Kids, Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Room 209. This 13-week session is for children ages 5-12 years. Divorce Care for Teens, Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the “L” youth facility. This 13-week session is for students grades 6-12. Divorce Care, for individuals who are separated or divorced, is Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Armstrong Room. It’s a 13week session and there is no charge. Grief Share, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Room. This 13-week program will help participants understand the grieving process and offers them resources for rebuilding their lives. Each group is open to the public, there is no registration fee and interested individuals may join a group at any time. For more information, call the church office at 561-4220. The church is at 5125 Drake Road; 561-4220.

Epiphany United Methodist Church

Wee Three Kings Preschool, a ministry of Epiphany United Methodist Church, is accepting registrations for the 2013-2014 school year. Registration materials may be accessed online at or in in the preschool office, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Registration forms are due by 3 p.m. Jan. 31. For more information or to schedule a tour, contact Stacy at 683-4256. The church offers three worship services – two contemporary and one traditional. Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m. are contemporary services and 10:30 a.m. is a traditional service. All services have Sunday School and a professionally-staffed nursery available for infants through 3-year-olds. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 6779866.

Faith Christian Fellowship

The Sweetheart Ball is 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the church. This free event includes DJ music and dancing to love songs from all eras. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Babysitting will be available for ages 9 and under. The ball is not just for

ABOUT RELIGION ITEMS The Community Press welcomes news about a special service, rummage sale, dinner, bazaar, festival, revival, musical presentation or any special activity that is open to the public. Deadline: Two weeks before publication date E-mail: with “religion” in subject line Fax: 249-1938

couples. Singles are also welcome. contact Dave Zellner for more information at 474-2303. RSVP as seating is limited The church is at 6800 School St., Newtown; 271-8442;

Gospel Baptist Church

The church’s first annual Sweet Sale and Vendor Sale will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at the church. The church is at 6477 Cooper Road, Montgomery;

Lighthouse Baptist Church

Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Sunday morning service is 11 a.m. Sunday evening service is 6 p.m. Wednesday service is 7 p.m. Master Clubs are 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The church uses the King James Bible, sings traditional hymns and conservative music. Sunday School classes are available for all ages. A nursery is provided for each service. The church is meeting at Raffel’s Blue Ash Banquet Center, 11330 Williamson Road, Blue Ash; 709-3344.

Loveland Presbyterian Church

The canceled Loveland Habitat For Humanity project will be conducted in the spring. The church is at 360 Robin, Loveland; 683-2525;

Loveland United Methodist Church

At 9 a.m., Sundays, the church offers Classic Tradition, a traditional worship experience where persons can connect to God through a biblically based message, times of prayer and beautiful choral music. In worship we sing classic hymns accompanied with piano and/or organ, experience and celebrate praise through special music group offerings including Chancel Choir, Chancel Bells, Ring & Sing, and special guest instrumentalists and soloists. For those with children under the age of four, our professionally staffed nursery / toddler room is open and ready to welcome your children At 10:30 a.m. Sundays, is Engage, a “contemporary praise and worship experience” leading persons into God’s presence through powerful and uplifting music, a relevant message based on God’s Word, and the joyful welcoming of the Holy Spirit. During the 10:30 contemporary service, Engage!, the church offers a full Sunday school program for

the children up to grade six. Junior high students attend Confirmation Class in L4 during the 10:30 worship offering and senior high students go to Sunday school class in L2, after the Praise Band’s opening set of praise and worship songs. For those with children under the age of 2, a professionally staffed nursery is open and ready. “Your Teenager: The Stories I Can Tell” you begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1. earn what your teens are going through, and how you can be of help and support to them, from someone who is an expert. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a potluck in L3/L5 (please bring a salad, side or dessert to share), with the presentation at 7 p.m., followed at 8 p.m. with an informal question/ answer time and desserts in the Gathering Area. Please RSVP. Childcare is also available with a reservation. Call 683-1738 or e-mail Sharon White at to make a reservation. Worship on Ash Wednesday at 7 p.m. Feb. 13. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten season. Childcare will be available for this special time of worship. To find out about all of the ministry offerings at Loveland UMC, visit the church website, follow on Facebook, or call Pat Blankenship, director of ministry operations, at 683-1738. We have opportunities for all ages. Explore small groups, Bible studies, children’s ministry, youth ministry, adults ministry, senior’s ministry and “Hands On / Off Campus” mission/outreach opportunities. We also offer opportunities to connect in various worship arts ministries such as music, drama, video, sound, and visuals. The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738;

St. Paul Community United Methodist Church

St. Paul CUMC services are 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. for traditional worship and 9:30 a.m. for contemporary worship with Praise Band. Sunday School at 9:30 for all ages. Children’s Mission hour at 11 a.m. Nursery care provided for all services. The church at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 891-8181.

Village Church of Mariemont

Sunday worship service is now at 10 a.m. on the corner of Maple and Oak streets at 3920 Oak St.



Sycamore Senior Center offers members monthly ‘bucket list’ adventures To prepare for winter escapes from Cincinnati weather, the Cincinnati Diving Center is offering members of the Sycamore Senior Center, a half price discount on a “Learn to Dive Scuba Class” including equipment, a textbook and lessons. Call 984-1234 for more information or come into the welcome desk at 4455 Carver Woods Drive in Blue Ash for a membership packet. Members can all Scottie at 521-DIVE (3483) for more information. » On Saturday, Feb. 16, at 6:30 p.m., the Anaya Belly Dance Company featuring teachers, professional troupes and students of Anaya are presenting a showcase/party. Admission is $15 per person or $5 for kids under 12. Free food and drink will be available with your show ticket purchase. Contact for more information.

operating system. Classes in Basic Computer and E-Mail/Internet usage are offered each month with additional help sessions and open lab facilities provided as well. Sycamore Senior Center members are always encouraged to bring in their mobile equipment, laptops, notebooks, etc. for assistance in keeping up with ever changing technologies. Call Kathy Timm at 686-1010 or Sam K. at 686-1015 for more information.

Family caregiver support group

Healthy living and exercise programs

Sycamore Senior Center continues to host a family caregiver support group that meets on the second Wednesday of each month. Jan L. Welsh facilitates the group meetings from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. To sign up for the group, visit the welcome center at 4455 Carver Woods Drive in Blue Ash, or call the Caregiver CAREline at (513) 929-4483

Updated computers for technology education The computer lab has updated its desktop computers to the Windows 7

Provident Travel to sponsor travel program kickoff party On Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 1 p.m., Joe Ramos, Travel Representative from Provident Travel, will announce trips to new and exciting destinations and great special events. Call Joe at (513) 763-3069 for more information and call the Sycamore Senior Center Welcome Desk at 984-1234 to make a reservation.

Embark on a bright New Year by incorporating a few new healthy habits available every day of the week at the center. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., fitness instructor Patti Cooper leads exercise classes in light aerobics and core strengthening with weights and mats provided. Also on Mondays and Tuesdays are line dancing, TaiChi/Qigong, Wii bowling and table tennis. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, there are sessions of Hatha yoga in the


morning and Boomercise with Patti Cooper meets after the Center closes from 4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. and again on Thursdays. Chair yoga, ballroom dancing and darts provide moderate exercise and coordination movements on Wednesdays. Thursday mornings are good for laughs with chair volleyball, an introduction to line dancing or cornhole midday and Boomercise with Patti in late afternoon. On Fridays, more exercise and line dancing. The fitness center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sycamore Café to host February winter holiday specials Beginning on Super Bowl Friday, and continuing the Monday after Ground Hog Day, there is a full menu of February celebrations including Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, Lenten Specials, President’s Day and a Johnny Cash Birthday commemoration. To find more information on these early 2013 programs and activities, drop by the Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive in Blue Ash, call the Welcome Desk at 984-1234 or visit www.sycamoresenior

The Madeira Woman's Club Knitters Guild presented approximately 100 chemo caps to Jewish Hospital Oncology and Radiation departments. The MWC's Knitters Guild was established in 2005 for the purpose of knitting baby hats for Cincinnati Children's Medical Center and Jewish Hospital Oncology Outpatient Department. Since its inception, the knitters have delivered 1,387 hats to Children's and 718 chemo hats to Jewish Hospital. The knitters find it to be a very rewarding project and the patients find the hats fun and comforting. Pictured are members of the Oncology Outpatient Department of Jewish Hospital, with Kathy Jewish Volunteer Director Kathy Badura, Guild director Barbara McAninch, MWC Treasurer Jane Bavely and MWC President Shirley Kallmeyer. THANKS TO RUTH KINNEY

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BUSINESS NOTES Chris Muth, an Indian Hill resident, was recently appointed to serve a threeyear term on the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s (CSO) Board of Muth Directors. As a member of the Board Muth will serve on the finance, facilities and development committees for the CSO. Founded in 1895, the CSO is the fifth oldest orchestra in the United States and the oldest orchestra in Ohio. Muth is a partner in the


Dinsmore’s corporate department and has corporate and transactional experience in representing publicly and privately held buyers and sellers in mergers, asset acquisitions, divestitures, stock purchase transactions and corporate finance. Outside of his practice, he is actively involved in the community serving several other professional and civic organizations.

Incidents/investigations Indian Hill Rangers received no reports of incidents and conducted no investigations.


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Arrests/citations Timothy Williams, 44, 6250 Red Bird Hollow, driving under suspension, Jan. 5. Stacey D. Bolin, 25, 21 Locust St., speed, Jan. 5.



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Historical flags on display

The Miller Historical Flag Collection was displayed Jan. 8 at the Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, at the noon monthly meeting and luncheon of the church Pioneers Senior Social Group. Cincinnati Chapter SAR Compatriot Paul M. Wilke told the stories of 70 flags from before the American Revolution up to the present day, tracing the evolution of the many flags which have symbolized this nation's struggle for freedom, and which were important to the birth of the United States of America. Wilke was assisted by Valerie Wilke and Compatriot Ian Cunningham. The Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution is proud to be the custodians of the flag collection and to be able to present part of the history of our nation through its historic flags. These flags are not the original ones, but are three-foot-by-five-foot reproductions which accurately depict the colors and designs of the originals, and are described based upon authentic historical research. The National Society, Sons of the American Revolution was organized in 1889, and is a non-profit patriotic and educational, hereditary organization. Anyone interested in requestingan Historic Flag Presentation for school or organization may contact Paul M. Wilke at

Valerie Wilke displays one of the historical flags. THANKS TO IAN CUNNINGHAM

Compatriot Paul M. Wilke, flag chairman of the Cincinnati Chapter Sons of the American Revolution,Valerie Wilke and Compatriot Ian Cunningham, 1st vice president, in front of the historical flag presentation at Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church. THANKS TO IAN

Ian Cunningham with one of the historical flags. THANKS TO



Some of the historical flags displayed at Madeira Silverwood Presbyterian Church. THANKS TO IAN CUNNINGHAM

Sons of the American Revolution displayed historical flags at Madeira Silverwood Presbyterian Church. THANKS TO IAN CUNNINGHAM




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Warranty Protection Cadillac Powertrain Warranty[2] is 30K miles more than Lexus and 50K more than BMW and Mercedes-Benz. The 4-year/50,000mile[1] Bumper-To-Bumper Limited Warranty covers repairs on your entire vehicle, including parts and labor, to correct problems in materials or workmanship.




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(1) model 6AB69 2013 ATS closed end lease 24 months/10k per year lease $329 mo. $3549 due at signing, including $350 refundable security deposit required with highly qualified approved credit. Total of payments $7896. $.25 cents per mile penalty for excess miles. Purchase option at termination. All offers are plus tax license and fees. Not available with some other offers. See dealer for details. Vehicle / equipment may vary from photo. In stock units only, while supplies last. Expires 1/31/2013

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