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The Indian Hill Historical Society recently celebrated the long history of the Ilyinsky family in Cincinnati with its latest program. The program, which was originally scheduled to take place at the Little Red Schoolhouse, had to be moved to Livingston Lodge to accommodate the demand. SEE PHOTOS, A3

Judge bows out

Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Steven Martin disqualified himself from an administrative appeal regarding a proposed underground limestone mine in Anderson Township because of a conflict of interest. “The Court has some views on the case which would make a fair and impartial determination of the issues difficult if not impossible,” Martin wrote in his entry of disqualification on Feb. 1. The appeal challenges the Anderson Township Board of Zoning Appeals’ decision granting Martin Marietta a special zoning certificate to operate the mine near the intersection of Round Bottom and Broadwell roads and variances to store explosive materials. SEE STORY, A2

Delays expected

There could be some traffic delays on Loveland-Madeira Road near Ohio 126 (Remington Road) this week. New telephone poles and other utility work is in progress before construction starts on the intersection widening project March 1. Tim Gilday, a planning and designing engineer with the Hamilton County Engineer’s Office, said a few of the telephone poles were “in conflict” with the design of the new intersection. SEE STORY, A2

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Indian Hill High School junior Nick Duncan, who is also head of the Southwest Ohio Latin Club, recently coordinated a book drive for charity. More than 1,000 books were collected.

Student initiates book drive Volumes will then be donated to those who need them

By Forrest Sellers

An Indian Hill High School student is promoting literacy through a charity book drive. Junior Nick Duncan, who is head of the Southwest Ohio Latin Club, recently organized a book drive involving schools in southwest Ohio. More than 1,000 books have been collected. The books will be donated to the Cincinnati Youth

Collaborative and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Sherwin Little M e d i c a l Latin teacher at Indian Center. Hill High School “It was a lot more than I expected to get,” said Duncan, who is a resident of Indian Hill. The book drive was spurred by Duncan’s involvement with the

“We’re happy to find these books a good home.”

Duncan come up with the idea for a book drive. Duncan has been involved with previous community outreach efforts. In October, he and other students participated in a clean up at the Glenwood Gardens in Hartwell. Donations of children’s books can be made to the high school, 6865 Drake Road, in care of Sherwin Little. For more about your community visit

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Ohio Junior Classical League, whose participants include high school Latin students and teachers. This year’s theme for the Classical League was promoting literacy and reading. Duncan said he felt one of the best ways to promote reading was to provide books for those who may need them. “We’re happy to find these books a good home,” said Sherwin Little, a Latin teacher at Indian Hill High School who helped

The Indian Hill water tower, located at 5355 Miami Ave., has become a nuisance in recent years with occasional leaks. The village is looking to make repairs to the tower in the coming year.

Indian Hill officials have targeted improvements to the Miami Road water tower, which was built in the 1930s, and its existing storage tanks, built in 1963, as a potential project in 2011. Village officials are still determining what specific repairs will be needed for the tower before beginning any work on the site. Public Works Superintendent Jason Atkins said the village saved approximately $200,000 on its recent water main project and hopes to use that money to fund the water tower improvements. Atkins said repairing the water tower and storage tanks has been part of the village’s master plan

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for some time, though budget concerns have limited the water works department from making any substantial changes. “This is the next thing on our priority list,” he said. Atkins said the village has hired divers to inspect the inside of the tank this spring. Once the divers make their recommendations for upgrades and improvements, the village will decide what action to take. “It depends on cost,” Atkins said. If the potential water tower project moves forward engineering could take place in the summer months and bidding for construction could start in the fall. For more information on your community, visit www.


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Judge disqualifies himself from mine case By Lisa Wakeland

Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Steven Martin disqualified himself from an administrative appeal regarding a proposed underground limestone mine in Anderson Township because of a conflict of interest. “The Court has some views on the case which would make a fair and impartial determination of the issues difficult if not impossible,” Martin wrote in his entry of disqualification on Feb. 1. The appeal challenges the Anderson Township Board of Zoning Appeals’ decision granting Martin Marietta a special zoning certificate to operate the

mine near the intersection of Round Bottom and Broadwell roads and variances to store explosive materials. The appeal was transferred to Judge Robert Ruelhman following Martin’s disqualification. Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Magistrate Michael Bachman recently dismissed the villages of Terrace Park, Newtown and Indian Hill from the appeal. The villages collectively filed an objection to the magistrate’s decision dismissing the municipalities from the appeal and his decision to deny the motion to vacate judgment Jan. 21. Jessica Schoenfeld, the constable for Martin, said he

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did not remove himself from the case immediately because administrative appeals are heard by the magistrate. “Once the objection was filed and it came to Judge Martin (for a decision), he disqualified himself,” she said. Both Martin Marietta, the mine’s operator, and Anderson Township responded to the objections and stated the magistrate’s decision should be adopted by the courts. Mine opposition group Citizens Against Blasting on Our Miami (CABOOM) was dismissed from the case in an earlier decision. There are 60 residents and business owners that remain part of the appeal. A case management conference is scheduled in Ruehlman’s courtroom at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 12. The Board of Zoning Appeals voted 3-2 to approve Martin Marietta’s proposed mine on 480-


Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Steven Martin disqualified himself from the Martin Marietta mine appeal because of a conflict of interest. acres of property in northern Anderson Township, behind the Newtown Farm Market. The case was brought before the Board of Zoning Appeals in August 2008 and the decision was rendered June 2, 2010. The decision was appealed to the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court on June 28. For more about your community, visit Cincinnati. com/andersontownship.

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Utility work at busy Symmes intersection could cause delays By Amanda Hopkins

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Workers install a new telephone pole at the intersection of Loveland-Madeira Road and State Route 126 (Remington Road) Feb. 10.

There could be some traffic delays on LovelandMadeira Road near State Route 126 (Remington Road) this week. New telephone poles and other utility work is in progress before construction starts on the intersection widening project March 1. Tim Gilday, a planning


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and designing engineer with the Hamilton County Engineer’s Office, said a few of the telephone poles were “in conflict” with the design of the new intersection. Pat Ashcraft with the Hamilton County Engineer’s Office said drivers in the area should also expect delays when there is underground construction work, work on the traffic signals and during the installation of the retaining wall along Loveland-Madeira Road. Construction plans include adding left turn lanes in both directions along Remington Road, a left turn lane going northbound on LovelandMadeira Road and a continuous right turn lane on southbound LovelandMadeira Road. Construction is set to start March 1.

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Principal: Teach our children to be tech literate By Forrest Sellers

Indian Hill Primary School Principal Sandra Harte was remembered for her work in the past while providing a look ahead. Harte, who has been principal at the primary school since 1996, announced her retirement at the recent Indian Hill Board of Education meeting. She also provided an overview of the school’s goals and the importance of technology in the curriculum.

Harte said an ongoing theme is developing “21st century skills for 21st century kids.” “The goal is to improve student learning using con- Harte temporary initiatives,” she said. “We must teach (students) to be tech literate.” Harte said many of the students are already immersed in a “21st century media culture.” A goal of the school, she said, is to

continue to build upon this. She said it is also important to measure student achievement, in many cases using national standards of assessJohnston ment in areas such as literacy and mathematics. Additionally, Harte described the importance of collaborative learning in the classroom and the importance of art in fostering student achievement.

“This isn’t the kindergarten you remember,” said Harte referring to the significant changes in education, especially at the primary school level. Superintendent Jane Knudson said she appreciates the “spontaneity” Harte and her staff have brought to education. “Education of the whole child is a philosophy Sandy has embraced,” said Knudson. “She has left an impact on curriculum and mentoring programs.” Following the announcement

of her retirement, board president Elizabeth Johnston praised Harte’s efforts. “You are the epitome of an educator,” said Johnston. Harte has been an educator for more than 40 years. She joined the Indian Hill Elementary School faculty in 1980 as a gifted education specialist. Harte also served as a guidance counselor at the primary school before becoming principal. She will retire at the end of this school year. For more about your community visit

La Bonne Franquette Teacher Sylvie Sum’s French Play Group wowed the crowd for the eighth consecutive year with their performance of “La Bonne Franquette” at the recent Indian Hill Primary and Elementary School Spotlight Show. Student performers included: Jensen Cassity, Bella Cioffi, Reilly Grace, Max Guy, Annie Isphording, Charlie Isphording, Sebastian Kong, Ben Kruse, Reagan McMullen, Callie O’Dell, Corinne O’Dell, Declan O’Dell, Nick Ringer, Skyler Robinson, Andrew Rosenbaum, Zach Rosenbaum, Sophie Sawyers, Maggie Schoeny, Molly Schoeny and Merrill Watson. PROVIDED

Pictured are the female dancers in the play.


Sylvie Sum’s French Play Group, seen here, performed “La Bonne Franquette” at the Indian Hill Primary and Elementary School Spotlight Show Jan. 30.

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Pictured are the male dancers of the play.

Indian Hill school district benchmarking study to be discussed Feb. 28 The Indian Hill Exempted Village School District Board of Education will present the results of a benchmarking study during a community forum 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, in the Indian Hill High School cafeteria. The district has been conducting a benchmarking study for several

months, which has involved collecting data to measure its academic programs and expenditures with similar school districts in Ohio and in the country. The objectives of this analysis have been to identify areas where district improvements may be warranted; to learn how other

organizations achieve their highperformance levels; and to use this information to improve student performance and contain costs where applicable. The presentation is expected to clarify and correct information on the Ohio Department of Education website, as well as highlight spe-

cific actions that have been implemented as a result of this work. A task force assisting in this benchmarking work included residents Jim Troppmann, Susan Bierer, and Dan Feigelson; district staff members Andrea Weis and Kyle Crowley; Board of Education members Molly Barber and Karl

Grafe; district administrators Melissa Stewart, Mark Ault, Julie Toth, treasurer, and Jane Knudson, superintendent. Highlights of the benchmarking study and the Feb. 28 presentation will be on after the presentation.

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The week at Indian Hill

• The Indian Hill boys basketball team lost 42-33 to Reading, Feb. 12. Indian Hill’s top-scorer was Sam Voss with 18 points.

The week at CCD

Academic All-Ohio

Archbishop Moeller High School’s football team was recently recognized by the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association for academic excellence. Tull To qualify, the grade point average of the top 22 letterman for each team was averaged and ranked. Only 20 of the 715 eligible high schools throughout Ohio earned the coveted honor of Academic All-Ohio. The Ohio High School Football Coaches Association also recognized Joe Tull, offensive lineman for Moeller High School, as a member of the 2010 Academic All-Ohio Football Team. Only 111 student-athletes from more than 35,000 players throughout Ohio were recognized for this prestigious award. To qualify, the honoree must exhibit exemplary academic performance in combination with outstanding athletic ability.

Coach of the Year

Defiance College Alumni Varsity D recently presented Moeller High School varsity baseball coach Timothy Held with Coach of the Year honors. Held’s team at Held Moeller was 29-2 for the season last year, finishing first in the Greater Catholic League Championship and competing in the Division I State tournament, making it to the final four. Held was named State of Ohio Coach of the Year and Greater Catholic League Coach of the Year. The Alumni Varsity ‘D’ is an organization created to promote athletics at Defiance College.


• The Finneytown boys basketball team beat Madeira 59-53, Feb. 12. Madeira was led by Andrew Benintendi with 23 points.

Valley Baseball Academy, “Where kids come first,” and the home of the Cincinnati Bulldogs, is having its grand opening from 4-6 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 27, at 9160 Reading Road, in Reading. Cutting the ceremonial ribbon will be Don “Groundhog” Johnson a former Negro League player and Cincinnati baseball icon. Everyone is welcome and invited for free refreshments plus a meet and greet. Call Rick at 282-5287 or go to

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• The Cincinnati Country Day boys basketball team beat New Richmond, Feb. 15. CCD’s top-scorer was Ryan Galloway with 19 points. • In gymnastics on Feb. 15, CCD placed third with a score of 108.4 against Lakota West’s first-place 129.8, Turpin’s second place 111.1 and Miamisburg’s fourthplace 105.2.

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State bound

Indian Hill High School’s Elizabeth Heinbach qualfied for state with her third place finish in the 200-yard individual medley finals at the Division II district championships, Feb. 19.

It’s move on or go home for Braves By Nick Dudukovich

The Ohio High School Athletic Association state basketball tournament is good, old-fashioned democracy at its best. Every team gets a shot. Lose once, and you’re out. It’s with that mindset that the Indian Hill High School girls basketball team laces up their sneakers for the 2011 playoffs. “(State) is the goal, but I tell the team that the (postseason) is a series of one game championships,” head coach Scott Rogers said. “You can’t have an off night.” The squad started its second season off on the right foot with a 65-14 win over Taylor High School, Feb. 17, and will square off against the School for Creative and Performing Arts, Feb. 23. The Lady Braves entered the postseason with high expectations after finishing the regular season 19-1 and ranked No. 2 in the Associated Press’ final Division II state basketball poll. The Lady Braves were so dominant on their way to a Cincinnati Hills League title, that they defeated opponents by an average of about 30 points per game. Despite the jaw-dropping statistics, Rogers and the Lady Braves have stayed humble. “The girls know if they don’t show up to play (they can be beat), but if they stay focused, they can beat anybody,” Rogers said. The girls postseason dreams will be aided by the

talents of individuals such as Nicole Bell, Kelsey Matthews, Sarah Arington and Katie Markesbery, among others. Bell, a junior who recently gave a verbal commitment to continue her basketball career at Ball State, was second in the CHL with 19.4 points per game. Matthews and Arington were equally productive on offense, combining for 27.5 points and 9.5 assists per game during the regular season. The 5-foot-9 Markesbery was solid all season on the glass, and averaged 7.3 rebounds, in addition to 6.4 points per contest. Rogers added that team chemistry will also be critical to the Lady Braves playoff chances. Most of the girls have played together for three or four years, and the experience could prove to be invaluable during close games. “Chemistry is the factor (in the tournament),” Rogers said. “Other than a 6-foot-6 post player, chemistry is the key.” As Indian Hill enters the tournament as the team to beat, Rogers points to his team’s ability to respect the game, and each other, as reasons for the squad’s success. “This is a great group of young ladies, and they take a lot of pride in their game and a lot of pride in playing with each other,” he said. “That translates into a team that not only wants to do well but do well for each other.” For more coverage, visit

History shows the first heavyweight boxing match with gloves was held in Cincinnati on Aug. 29, 1885. Local boxing enthusiasts will also note that the area has had some champions including heavyweights Ezzard Charles and Tony Tubbs, junior welterweight Aaron Pryor and bantamweight Timmy Austin. Much of that is ancient history, particularly among the younger demographic that favors mixed martial arts. However, thanks to the efforts of the Cincinnati High School Boxing Club, boxing was alive and well Feb. 13 at Moeller High School. Since 2004, this local fight group has kept boxing in the mix at the high school level by taking on Aquinas Institute out of Rochester, N.Y. For one day, Moeller’s gym became the Madison Square Garden of the Midwest as 24 bouts were held. Kenny Christo coached the Cincinnati club and observed each match carefully at ringside. “The kids have gotten exponentially better over the years,” Christo said. “We make the match-ups as even as we can.” Christo describes the style of the event as “oldschool” boxing. “It’s all about scoring points, head movement and straight punches,” Christo said. “The quickest way between two points is a straight line.” For some, the setting was something new. Not all of the participants were experienced boxers. Moeller senior John Lair has been wearing the headgear for just three months. Lair was one of the nine Cincinnati boxers awarded a medal for winning. His reasons for trying the sport are similar to those of the other participants. “For the training, for the thrill of it,” Lair said. “When you’re in the ring, I’ve never had that feeling before. It’s adrenalin, pure adrenalin.” Smiling with his braces and standing maybe 5-6, Moeller sophomore Jim Breitenbach’s size and lefthanded approach worked in his favor, as he easily dispatched his older Aquinas opponent. (Video below) “It could’ve even helped me,” Breitenbach said of his appearance. “Maybe he underestimated me. It just comes down to execution. I felt I was in good shape for this fight and that helped me.”


Moeller High School senior Sean Scott battles with his Aquinas opponent, Michael Schiffhauer. Scott won the match. They were both named “Outstanding boxers” in the event Feb. 13 at Moeller.

Results from Feb. 13 boxing matches Moeller freshman Alec Pleatman defeated Aquinas freshman Jim Brennan Aquinas freshman Dominic Lioti defeated Moeller freshman Gus Schwartz Aquinas senior Alexis Cook defeated McAuley sophomore Cristi Farwick Moeller sophomore Johnny Kuprionis defeated Aquinas sophomore Daniel DeLaus Moeller freshman Norwin Adarve defeated Aquinas freshman Dominic Arieno Aquinas senior Thomas Fornarola defeated Lakota West senior Sam Wheatley Aquinas sophomore Mike Cappa defeated Little Miami junior Ryan Scanlan Aquinas junior Frank Insalaco defeated Moeller junior Greg Garland Aquinas senior Brandon Parker defeated Moeller junior Ryan Whitney Mason senior Seth Harrison defeated Aquinas senior June Ge Where Breitenbach was “sneaky good,” Moeller senior Anthony Hall looked like a guy who will spar anyone. The 175-pounder is going to continue his career at Miami University. After playing football, basketball and baseball for the Crusaders, he’s focusing on boxing now. “It stemmed from my dad,” Hall said. “My mom and stuff didn’t want me to.” That makes one wonder what Alexis Cook’s mother thinks? Alexis traveled from Rochester with Aquinas. At first glance, you may think she’s a ring girl. During a bout, her knowledge and passion becomes evident. Alexis Cook is a boxer and male suitors best be warned. “Most of them don’t expect me to be a boxer because they have this image of girl boxers being big and tough looking,” Cook said. Cook has been boxing for three years (two years more than most of the Cincinnati fighters). The outstanding boxers of the tournament were Moeller senior Sean Scott

Aquinas junior JonCarlo Gallea defeated Lakota West junior Andrew Zgoda Moeller senior John Lair defeated Aquinas junior Mark Zajac Aquinas junior Christian Henderson defeated Winton Woods senior Terrell Houston Aquinas sophomore Dillon Cup defeated Moeller sophomore Grant Kraushar Moeller sophomore Jim Breitenbach defeated Aquinas junior Marcus Mile Aquinas junior Christian DeJesus defeated Lakota West senior Derek Barry Aquinas freshman Ian Reynolds defeated Moeller freshman Aaron Webb Moeller senior Anthony Hall defeated Aquinas sophomore Jack Leonardo La Salle senior Kyle Taylor defeated Aquinas sophomore Williams Leonardo Moeller senior Sean Scott defeated Aquinas sophomore Michael Schiffhauer and Aquinas sophomore Michael Schiffhauer, who were saved for the last bout. (Video below) The two went toe-to-toe in a flurry down the stretch, with Scott being declared the winner, but both receiving plaques. Scott’s friends wrongly think his sport is not that demanding. “They think it’s a piece of cake,” Scott said. “As many punches as we throw and the movement, it really gets you tired.” Scott will go on and fight in the Cincinnati Gold Gloves competition (along with schoolmate Anthony Hall and La Salle’s Kyle Taylor) in early April at the Western Hills Sports Mall. Featured on the Cincinnati High School boxing team were 13 fighters from Moeller, three from Lakota West, and one each from Winton Woods, Little Miami, La Salle, Mason and McAuley. They train at the Cincinnati Fitness and Boxing gym on Spring Grove Ave. For videos of this event, see the Press Preps blog at presspreps.

TOURNAMENT BRIEFS The following results involve teams or individuals who advanced in the winter posteason.

Boys swimming/diving

Division II

• Mack Rice, Indian Hill (100 butterfly, 51.29; 200 IM, 1:54.10)

Girls swimming/diving

The following athletes are moving on to the state swimming and diving tournaments in Canton. Diving is Feb. 23-24. Swimming is Feb. 25-26.

The following athletes are moving on to the state swimming and diving tournaments in Canton. Diving is Feb. 23-24. Swimming is Feb. 25-26.

Division I

Division I

• Moeller (200 medley relay, 1:35.52) • Kevin Schwab, Moeller (50 free, 21.50) • Christian Josephson, Moeller (100 fly, 51.12)

• Alisa Marsteller, Ursuline (100 freestyle, 51.97; 200 IM, 2:04.13) • Emily Slabe, Ursuline (100 backstroke, 54.78; 100 butterfly, 56.10) • Bridget Blood, Ursuline (200 IM, 2:06.6)

• Ursuline (200 freestyle relay, 1:37.30) • Ursuline (400 freestyle relay, 3:32.05) • Ursuline (200 medley relay, 1:45.10)

Division II

• Hannah Vester, Indian Hill (200 freestyle, 1:53.06) • Elizabeth Heinbach, Indian Hill (200 IM, 2:08.71; 500 freestyle, 5:11.72) • Indian Hill (200 freestyle relay, 1:40.31) • Indian Hill 4200 freestyle relay, 3:36.24)

Girls basketball Division IV

• No. 2 Cincinnati Country Day

defeated No. 11 St. Bernard, 4717, Feb. 19. CCD plays Xenia Christian, Feb. 23 at Monroe.


The following athletes will move onto the district wrestling tournament Feb. 21-26.

Division I

• Tyler Tepe, Moeller (103); 2 • Andrew Mendel, Moeller (112); 2 • Brian MacVeigh, Moeller (119); 1 • Joey Ward, Moeller (125); 1 • Tyler Ziegler, Moeller (130); 1 • Dean Meyer, Moeller (140); 1 • Dakota Sizemore, Moeller (145); 1

• Michael Blum, Moeller (152); 2 • Krieg Greco, Moeller (160); 2 • Alex Powell, Moeller (171); 1 • Jerry Thornberry, Moeller (189), 2 • Chalmer Frueauf, Moeller (215), 2 • Caleb Denny, Moeller (285); 1


• Moeller High School had a firstround bye before beating Gahanna Lincoln 6-2 Feb. 20 in Dublin. They will play St. Xavier High School at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 26, at Nationwide Arena. The winner of that match will play at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, against the winner of the Sycamore/Jerome Dublin game.



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What do you think of the plans for the new Horseshoe Casino at Broadway Commons, and do you think you will patronize the casino? Why or why not? “I am glad that Ohio and Cincinnati will finally be getting a casino. I think the location will revive that area of downtown. “As a non-smoker it will be nice to frequent a non-smoking casino. “ I can only hope there is plenty of safe parking on site. It will be nice to see local casino dollars going towards Cincinnati and Ohio tax coiffures. Go figure!” T.D.T. “Yep, I will probably go once a year or so, and have some fun. I think the plans look good, and when done, tax revenue will begin to stay in Ohio, and quit going to fund Indiana!” C.H.

“I think that the Horseshoe Casino will bring a lot of revenue to our city not to mention jobs. This just might be the boost to our local economy that we needed. Nothing else has worked so far. “As far as visiting it, Yeah. Once or twice. We aren’t huge gamblers. I just hope that the number of our police officers will increase to correspond with the visitors that a casino brings.” D.H. “I would definitely give it a try…Indiana is too far to drive for

Next question What do you think will be the effect if collective bargaining is eliminated for state workers? Every week the Indian Hill Journal asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line. some people and I like the idea of bringing business to downtown… I would advise gamblers to use caution since Cincinnati has a bad reputation for crime.” B.S. “A long time ago, I swore that I would not go to another casino until there was one in Ohio. “My continued patronizing of The Horseshoe will depend upon how ‘loose’ the slots are.” R.A.R. “The casino should be on the river near the Banks project. Broadway Commons is downtown where there is a lot of crime.” J.E.T. “The Horseshoe Casino is a great project. “I believe the casino will become a major attraction for downtown Cincinnati, both for residents of southern Ohio and convention visitors. “It will also help to develop the eastern part of Over-The-Rhine into an entertainment area and a restaurant area.” R.W.


Indian Hill Village Council

Village of Indian Hill: 6525 Drake Road. Phone: 561-6500. Web site: Mayor David T. Ottenjohn; Vice Mayor Joseph Beech III; council members Daniel J. Feigelson, Lindsay McLean, Keith Rabenold, Laura Raines and Mark Tullis. City Manager Michael W. Burns; Assistant City Manager David M. Couch; Chief of Police Chuck Schlie; City Solicitor Donald L. Crain; Clerk-Comptroller Paul C. Riordan; Fire Chief Steven Ashbrock; Public Works Superintendent John Davis; Tax Commissioner Constance Eberhart; Water Works Superintendent John Davis.


Indian Hill Exempted Village Schools

Indian Hill Exempted Village Schools Board of Education: 6855 Drake Road. Phone: 272-4500. Web site: Indian Hill school board meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Indian Hill High School, 6845 Drake Road. Board President Tim Sharp; Vice President Molly Barber; board members Karl Grafe, Elizabeth Johnston and Kim Martin Lewis. Superintendent Dr. Jane Knudson; Assistant Superintendent Dr. Mark Ault; Treasurer and Business Manager Julia J. Toth, 2724513; Director of Pupil Services Lisa Huey; Transportation Supervisor Cynthia Ketterer; Facilities Director Ken Stegman and Director of Communications Martha Stephen.


U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt

2nd District includes nearly all the northeastern and eastern Cincinnati communities. Local: Kenwood office – 8044 Montgomery Road, Room 540, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236; phone 791-0381 or 800-784-6366; fax 791-1696. Portsmouth office – 601 Chillicothe St., Portsmouth, Ohio 45662; phone 740-3541440. In Washington, D.C.: 238 Cannon Building, Washington, D.C., 20515; phone 202225-3164; fax 202-225-1992.

E-mail: Web sites:

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown

Cleveland – 216-522-7272. Cincinnati – 425 Walnut St., room 2310, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-3915; phone 6841021, fax 684-1029. Washington, D.C.: C5 Russell Bldg., Washington, D.C., 20510; phone 202-2242315; fax 202-224-6519. E-mail: Web site:

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman

Washington, D.C., office: B40D Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510 Phone: 202-224-3353 Fax: 202-224-9558 Cincinnati office: 36 E. Seventh St. Room 2615, Cincinnati, OH 45202 Phone: 513-684-3265


State Rep. Connie Pillich

In Columbus: House of Representatives, 77 S. High St., 11th Floor, Columbus, Ohio, 43266-0603; phone 614-466-8120; fax 614644-9494. E-mail:

State Rep. Ron Maag

35th District includes parts of Columbia Township, Indian Hill, Loveland, Madeira, Mariemont, parts of Sycamore Township and Symmes Township in Hamilton County and parts of Warren County. In Columbus: House of Representatives, 77 S. High St., 10th Floor, Columbus, Ohio, 43215-6111; phone 614-644-6023; fax 614-719-3589. E-mail:

State Sen. Shannon Jones




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7th District includes most of eastern Hamilton County and all of Warren County. In Columbus: 1 Capitol Square, Statehouse, Columbus, Ohio 43215; 614-466-9737; via e-mail: or by mail: State Sen. Shannon Jones, 1 Capitol Square, Statehouse, Columbus, Ohio 43215.



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Are those vultures I see circling our Indian Hill? While reading Rob Dowdy’s article “Loss of estate tax concerns Indian Hill,” there was a noise outside, a glance through the front window caught the side of a black hearse rolling slowly by. It must have been my imagination, but it looked as if there was a round logo on the side of the vehicle that said, “City of Indian Hill”… is this possible? Two very thin, withered men, dressed in black and wearing black bowlers, glanced wishfully toward the house. This time I was lucky, they kept driving … like fishermen trolling trout waters. Living in Indian Hill means that one is rich enough to have a full bottle of antacids; so, I popped three, in order to finish the paper. Have you noticed that the Journal is getting thinner and thinner each week? One day, all that we will retrieve will be the advertisements. Rob says that the IH city fathers are concerned that not enough of us are dying, fast enough, to help them keep up with the cost of all the improvements that the city would like to see. From this side of the city, I would have to counter that it is an improvement that I am still alive! Have you noticed that old people and teenagers have a lot in common? Neither gets much respect. Neither group blatantly runs stop signs, neither is constantly

on the telephone while driving, nor does either group have three beers, then drive the neighborhood kids home from soccer practice. PROVIDED This is the James Baker sacred province Community of the middle those who Press guest aged; worry that not columnist enough old people are dying to buy their improved lifestyle. I could not help but notice that in this same issue Mr. Richard Cocks wrote a brilliant letter, lucidly outlining the difference in the cost of our schools vs. everyone else. Is it possible, that it would be less expensive to close the IH schools, and give everyone a voucher to pay to go to Country Day? Alternatively, would it be less expensive to privatize the IH schools? Would someone crunch those numbers? Recently, people have written about the need to “preserve” certain older structures of architectural merit. My favorite is the rusting one-lane bridge! Others have bemoaned the passing of certain houses that had long passed their prime, wondering loudly why we did not save them. At no time, anywhere, have I read about the need to preserve

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We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics important to you in The Indian Hill Journal. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. All submissions may be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline: Noon Friday E-mail: indianhill@community Fax: 248-1938 U.S. mail: See box below Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Indian Hill Journal may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. people! Why is that? Tell me why any old person should have to die to sacrifice an estate to the needy Gods of fiscal mismanagement? My time is now measured in years, not decades; but, I can still enjoy a drive straight through from here to Dallas; and, that is where I will officially reside, no less than one year and one day prior to my death. I just saw large shadows moving on the lawn. Could those be vultures circling? A look outside confirms they are only two turkey buzzards. James Baker has been a resident of Indian Hill for 34 years.

Indian Hill school district should be commended Changes are coming in school funding and 2011 looks to be a pivotal year. The good news, however, is that the Indian Hill school district is well positioned to weather these changes and avoid problems that have plagued other local school districts. About 92 percent of the school district’s funding comes from real estate taxes. In 2011, the Hamilton County auditor’s office will conduct a reappraisal of county properties, which will likely result in reduced valuations. The impact may be significant; for each 10 percent drop in valuation the school district’s real estate based revenue will drop by 3 percent. The school district also relies on state funding. Gov. John Kasich will soon propose a biennial budget that may call for cuts of between 15 percent and 20 percent in school funding. A drop of this magnitude may impact the school district’s funding. Fortunately, the Indian Hill Board of Education saw these and other funding challenges coming and has taken prudent steps that will eliminate the need to put an operating levy on the ballot for at least five years. These steps include transfer-

ring 1.25 inside mills to a permanent improvement fund, balancing the school district’s budget for a fifth consecutive year, maintainKeith ing cash Rabenold reserves of up to one year’s Community e x p e n d i t u r e s , Press guest and holding columnist year over year expenditure increases last year to less than 3 percent. The Indian Hill Journal has recently published letters the essence of which is that our school district’s per pupil spending should be in line with spending levels of the average school district or at least similar Ohio school districts. While it may be true that our school district spends more than most school districts, these letters regrettably fail to address the other side of the equation; that is, the value derived from the money spent by the school district. Let’s be clear, there is nothing “average” about our school district. The school district met the state’s standards of excellence for

the 12th consecutive year. Students have performed at the highest levels based on ACT/SAT/National Merit data. Indian Hill High School has been recognized in Newsweek as among the top 1 percent of U.S. high schools based on the number of students taking AP courses. Ninety-five percent of the school district’s students go on to attend four year colleges and universities. The list goes on and on. By just about every standard, the school district’s performance, staff and facilities would be the envy of the “average” school district and even “similar districts” across the state. Obviously, this does not come without a cost. However, parents, teachers, administrators and our Board of Education demand much more than just “average” results from our schools and, given the strong correlation between school performance and real estate values, so should residents of the school district. The Indian Hill Board of Education should be commended for its efforts to maintain the financial stability of the school district without losing its focus of delivering educational excellence. Keith Rabenold is an Indian Hill resident and a graduate of Indian Hill High School.


Commissioners – meet at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday in Room 605 of the County Administration Building, 138 E. Court St., downtown. Call 946-4400. Educational service center governing board – meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 11083 Hamilton

Ave. Call 742-2200. Regional planning commission – meets at 12:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the County Administration Building, eighth floor, 138 E. Court St., downtown. Call 946-4500.


Council – meets at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month (unless otherwise announced) in city hall, 6525 Drake Road Road. Call 561-6500.

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Indian Hill residents Beth and Bill Carroll were big winners during the fundraiser, taking home a pair of bicycles from the raffle.





Stepping Stones Center’s “Open Your Heart” Valentine’s fundraiser was once again a success, with supporters packing Eddie Merlot’s in Montgomery for dinner and entertainment.

Center opens ‘Heart’

Stepping Stones Center recently conducted its “Open Your Heart” Valentine dinner and fundraiser at Eddie Merlot’s in Montgomery. The fundraiser was sold out, with 252 local residents supporting the center. Mary McGraw, chairwoman of the event, said the event was a huge success. “The community is just very, very generous,” she said. “The whole evening was a win-win for everybody.” Peggy Kreimer, communication director for Stepping Stones, said a new feature at this year’s dinner was the inclusion of a gallery of art by participants of Stepping Stones’ adult program. There were 18 pieces on display at the dinner, and McGraw said every one sold before the night ended. Stepping Stones Center treats children and adults with disabilities through numerous programs.

Montgomery residents Geoff and Lisa Covert took home his and hers jewelry from the raffle, with all the proceeds from the evening benefiting Stepping Stones Center.


Indian Hill resident Basil Rowe checks out the art on display during the fundraiser. Participants in the Stepping Stones Center’s adult programs painted 18 items that were displayed and sold during the dinner.

Terrace Park resident Connie Laug and Indian Hill resident John McIlwraith were just two of the 252 people who attended the “Open Your Heart” dinner at Eddie Merlot’s in Montgomery.

Anderson Township residents Rani Jenkins and David Connors enjoy dinner and a drink during the “Open Your Heart” dinner at Eddie Merlot’s in Montgomery.

Indian Hill residents Chris Muth, Jane Birckhead, Oliver Birckhead and Susan Muth enjoyed the fine wine selection as well as the company during the “Open Your Heart” fundraiser for Stepping Stones Center.

Madeira resident Denise Strasser, left, and Indian Hill residents Sally Nicholson and Mary McGraw smile for the camera during Stepping Stones Center’s “Open Your Heart” fundraising dinner.


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February 24, 2011



Karaoke, 10 p.m., Silverton Cafe, 7201 Montgomery Road, 791-2922. Silverton.


Bob Cushing, 6-10 p.m., Applebee’s, 10635 Techwood Circle, Free. 769-6201. Blue Ash.


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


Earth Day Celebration, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Blue Ash Nature Park, 745-8644; e-mail; Blue Ash. S A T U R D A Y, F E B . 2 6


Canvas and Kids, 10 a.m.-noon, Cheers to Art!, 7700 Camargo Road, Participants take home one-of-a-kind paintings, ready to hang on the wall. Family friendly. $25. 271-2793. Madeira.


The Cemetery Club, 8 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, By Ivan Menchell. Directed by Steve Suskin. $15, $12 students and with groups of 10 or more in advance. Presented by Stagecrafters. 793-6237. Amberley Village.


Codependents Anonymous, 7 p.m., Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc.. Through March 31. 503-4262; Montgomery.


Earth Day Celebration, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Blue Ash Nature Park, 4433 Cooper Road, Volunteers needed for April 15. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-8644; email; Blue Ash. F R I D A Y, F E B . 2 5


Friday Night Flicks N’ Fun, 6-8:30 p.m., Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road, Games, crafts, dinner and movie. Ages 6-10. $15. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-8550; Blue Ash.


Wine Bar Tasting, 4-7 p.m., The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road, Friday tastings with John, the wine-bar-keep. Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery.


Deer Park Band Cake Walk, 6:30-10 p.m., Deer Park High School, 8351 Plainfield Road, Gym. Door prizes, musical chairs, bid and buys, basket raffles and grand raffle. Grand raffle tickets: $1 each or six for $5. Benefits Deer Park Band Programs. $2, $1 ages 12 and under; free children under age 2. Presented by Deer Park Band Sponsors. 368-4489; Deer Park.


Starting a School Garden Program, 910:30 a.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road, Establishing a Garden, What to Plant, When and Why – What to consider, beyond sun and water, when selecting a garden location? How to decide what plants/seeds to plant and when to plant them. $25 per workshop. Registration required, available online. 3242873; Loveland.


A Laughter Yoga Experience, 9-10:30 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Combines laughter exercises and yoga breathing to give you health benefits of hearty laughter. With “Laughologist” Patrick Welage. Ages 18 and up. $10. Reservations required. 985-0900; Montgomery. Rock the Runway, 8 p.m., Play by Play Cafe, 6923 Plainfield Road, Show by Music by No Tomorrowm Session 9, Curse Icon and DJ Rodger Sands. VIP packages available. Men ages 21 and up; women ages 18 and up. VIP: $300 table of 10, $25 seat next to runway, $15; $10. Reservations recommended. 888-428-7311. Silverton.


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.


Karaoke, 10 p.m., Silverton Cafe, 791-2922. Silverton.


Local Tuskegee Airmen, Noon-4 p.m., Kroger Mariemont, 7385 Wooster Pike, Event honors the Tuskegee Airmen’s greater Cincinnati chapter. Meet with the men, receive free literature and purchase merchandise. Free. 885-2453; Mariemont.



Grapevine Winter Wine Tasting Series, 711 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, Benefits Greenacres Student’s Transportation Fund. Ages 21 and up. $40. Reservations required. Presented by Greenacres Foundation. 793-2787. Indian Hill.

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Wine Bar Tasting, 2-6 p.m., The Wine Store, Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery. Great Values, 5 p.m., microWINES, 7292 Kenwood Road, Wines priced under $20 a bottle. Taste best of value wines from global portfolio of small producers. Ages 21 and up. $35. Reservations required. 794-9463. Kenwood.


Setting Goals for Optimal Fitness, 9:3010:30 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Learn basics of goal-setting system that can help you overcome obstacles and set course for success. Ages 18 and up. $20, free for members. Reservations required. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Purls of Wisdom, 2:30 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4450. Deer Park.


Bells of the World, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Collection of bells from around the world by Marilyn Grismere, bell collector since 2004. Free. 683-5692; Loveland.


Bob Cushing, 7 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705. Loveland.


Lagniappe, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Madisonville Arts Center, 5021 Whetsel Ave., Enjoy the music of Cincinnati’s only Cajun/New Orleans jazz/gypsy (and other styles) band. All ages. Part of the ArtsWave Sampler Weekends. Free. Presented by ArtsWave. 271-8600; Madisonville.


Madcap Puppet’s Tales of Flight with the Brothers Wright, 11 a.m.-noon and 1-2 p.m., Raymond Walters College Muntz Hall, 9555 Plainfield Road, Muntz Theater. Madcap’s giant puppets take you to new heights in high-flying adventure filled with wings, dreams and flying machines. Family friendly. $5. Presented by ARTrageous Saturdays. 745-5705; Blue Ash. Showbiz Players, 2-2:30 p.m., Madisonville Arts Center, 5021 Whetsel Ave., Theater company presents selections from its past and upcoming productions including “Songs for a New World.” All ages. Part of ArtsWave Sampler Weekends. Free. Presented by ArtsWave. 271-8600; Madisonville. Cincinnati Black Theater Company, 2:453:15 p.m., Madisonville Arts Center, 5021 Whetsel Ave., Theater company presents selections from its past and upcoming productions including “For Colored Girls … ” Ages 13 and up. Part of ArtsWave Sampler Weekends. Free. Presented by ArtsWave. 271-8600; Madisonville.


Family Fun Night, 6:30-9 p.m., Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road, Spend the evening with yours and other families. Bring in family-friendly DVDs, CDs, books, games and video games to swap. Includes contests and prize giveaways.Free for members; fee for non-members. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-6251. Blue Ash.


Madcap Puppet’s “Tales of Flight with the Brothers Wright” will be performed from 11 a.m. to noon and 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Raymond Walters College Muntz Hall, 9555 Plainfield Road, Muntz Theater. Madcap’s giant puppets take the audience to new heights in high-flying adventure filled with wings, dreams and flying machines. The performance is familyfriendly. Cost is $5. The performance is presented by ARTrageous Saturdays. Call 745-5705 or visit Pictured is John Lewandowski (top left), artistic and executive director of MadCap, and Independent Theater Director Irina Niculescu (top right) operating puppets Roland (left), Gayferos (right) and Melisandra, (center) on stage at a past Madcap Puppet Theatre in a production of “Master Peter’s Puppets.”


A Day of Quiet, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Day of reflection and prayer to refocus on personal goals and what brings you joy in your life. Bring your own brown-bag lunch. Ages 18 and up. $15. Reservations required. 683-2340. Loveland.

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Samba Jazz Syndicate, 7-10 p.m., Cactus Pear Southwest Bistro, 9500 Kenwood Road, No cover. 791-4424. Blue Ash.

VOLUNTEER EVENTS Faith Forward: Initiative At Work, 8-11:30 a.m., Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road, Community Room. Ed Silvoso, Christian transformation leader, speaks on simple process on how to live out faith at work in any kind of job. Includes light breakfast, coffee and juice bar. Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. Presented by At Work on Purpose. 800-9580. Montgomery.


Volunteer Open House, 10 a.m.-noon, Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road, Find out about volunteer opportunities for adults and teens. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-8644; e-mail; Blue Ash. S U N D A Y, F E B . 2 7

EDUCATION The Art and Spirituality of Ukrainian Easter Eggs, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Karen O’Brien leads brief history/spirituality of the Ukrainian Eggs, demonstration of creation and opportunity to “compose” your own prayer through designing eggs. Lunch available, $10. Ages 18 and up. $35. Reservations required. 683-2340. Loveland.

Earth Day Celebration, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Blue Ash Nature Park, 745-8644; e-mail; Blue Ash. W E D N E S D A Y, M A R C H 2

HEALTH / WELLNESS Healthy-U: Diabetes, 9:30 a.m., Jewish Family Service, 8487 Ridge Road, For Jewish Holocaust survivors and their families. A small group workshop led by facilitators focusing on problem solving and building self-confidence. Registration required. Presented by Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio. 766-3316; Amberley Village. LECTURES

Cafe Conversations Series: Savings Lifestyle, 7-8 p.m., Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road, Presentations that enlighten, educate and entertain. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-8550; Blue Ash.


Pro-Am Night, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Aspiring comics, amateurs and professionals take the stage. Ages 18 and up. $5. 984-9288; Montgomery.


HypnoBirthing, 6:45 p.m., Bethesda North Hospital, 10500 Montgomery Road, Childbirth series rejects myth that suffering must accompany labor. $200 for 10-week package. Registration required. Through March 30. 475-4500; Montgomery.


Earth Day Celebration, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Blue Ash Nature Park, 745-8644; e-mail; Blue Ash. T H U R S D A Y, M A R C H 3


Introduction to Horse Driving for Farming Purposes, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road, Two-day workshops to learn the basics of harnessing, hitching and driving. Classes will integrate participants into the normal activities at the farm. Ages 12 and up. $150. Registration required. 561-7400; e-mail turnerfarm@zoomtown. com; Indian Hill.


Quantum Touch Basic Workshop, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Blue Ash Spiritual Center, 10921 Reed Hartman Hwy., Suite 304 G, Learn series of breathing and body awareness exercises to help you focus and amplify life-force energy. $295. Registration required. Presented by Quantum Energy Health LLC. 276-2615; Blue Ash.


The Cemetery Club, 3 p.m., Mayerson JCC, $15, $12 students and with groups of 10 or more in advance. 793-6237. Amberley Village. M O N D A Y, F E B . 2 8


The 31st Anniversary Irish Ceili is 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Cincinnati Music Hall Ballroom. It is a fanciful night of Irish dance, song and music presented by the Cincinnati Irish Cultural Society. Simple Irish dances are called so young and old can join in the fun. More intricate dances will be performed by the world champion McGing Irish Dancers, out of a dance studio in Blue Ash. Music performances will be by Vinegar Hill. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Call 513-6971904 or e-mail Proceeds benefit the Cincinnati Feis, an Irish dance competition. Pictured are Cecelia Knox, of West Chester; Grace Kelly, of Loveland; and Hailey McManus, of Batavia, members of the McGing Irish Dancers.

CLUBS Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7:30-8:30 p.m., St. Paul Community United Methodist Church, 8221 Miami Road, Public speaking and leadership skills meeting. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472. Through June 27. 351-5005. Madeira. VOLUNTEER EVENTS

Earth Day Celebration, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Blue Ash Nature Park, 745-8644; e-mail; Blue Ash.


The classic, “Fiddler on the Roof,” kicks up its heels at the Aronoff Center through Sunday, Feb. 27. It is the original Broadway direction and choreography, and stars veteran actor John Preece. Performances are at 8 p.m. through Friday, Feb. 25; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26; and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27. Tickets are $22.50-$64.50. Call 800-982-2787 or visit


Something by the name of Oscar is looking for you

Worship and Small Group Classes for all ages.

6:00pm - Buffet Dinner 6:45pm - Programs and Classes for all ages.


100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052

8999 Applewood Dr Blue Ash 891 8527


Blending Contemporary & Traditional

Sunday Worship - 11 :00 a.m. Wednesday Gathering - 6:00 p.m. “Meeting the Needs of a Changing Community by Sharing the Unchanging Love of God”


Sunday Services

Sunday School -All Ages ........9:00am Worship Gathering ...........10:00am Wednesday Night....6:15pm dinner & 7:00pm...Children/Youth/Adult Classes Nursery Provided

Michigan & Erie Ave


$4,500 Guaranteed Payout Each Night! $10 - 6-36 Faces $20 - 90 Faces Computer Fri, Sat Nights

513-931-4441 • 513-931-0259

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

ROMAN CATHOLIC ST. GERTRUDE PARISH Church (513) 561-5954 • (513) 561-5020 School Miami Ave & Shawnee Run Rd. Mass Schedule Daily: 7:00, 8:00 & 11:30AM Saturday: 4:30PM Sunday: 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00AM 12:30 & 6:00PM


Hate your Ugly Tub?

Reglaze It! Ask for our Eco-Friendly 4 Hour Cure Coating!

First Church of Christ, Scientist 3035 Erie Ave 871-0245 Sunday Service and Sunday School 10:30am Wednesday Testimonial Meeting 7:30pm Reading Room 3035 Erie Ave



As a 23 year employee of Seasons I felt that Seasons was the right place for Mom. But I wanted the decision to be hers. After touring several local communities, Mom decided Seasons was where she wanted to call home. We no longer worry, we have peace of mind that Mom has a full social calendar, and is having fantastic Resident Mary Lou Busam and meals prepared by Chef Dennis Glosser. Employee/Daughter Betsy Flynn She participates in programs that are entertaining and educational. We recently had a conversation with Mom, she told us she doesn’t miss her house of 33 years. That’s when we knew, Seasons had truly become her home.


Independent Living | Assisted Living | Skilled Nursing 7300 Dearwester Drive | Cincinnati, OH 45236 |

Sunday School & Worship 9 AM & 10:30 AM Child Care provided 10:30AM Rev. Robert Roberts, Pastor


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

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

The Greater Cincinnati

Church of God

8290 Batavia-Pike - Route 32 Pastor: Lonnie & Erica Richardson Wednesday Evening Services - 7:00pm Sunday Morning Worship - 10:45 am

ECKANKAR Experience the Light and Sound of God You are invited to the ECK Worship Service Second Sunday of Each Month 11:00 am - Noon Anderson Center Station 7832 Five Mile Road Cincinnati, OH 45230 1-800-LOVE GOD Local (513) 674-7001

Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m. CE-1001614384-01

Dianne Steelman, Pastor 4808 Eastern Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45208 513-871-2954

Hyde Park Baptist Church

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(off Larchview, off Plainfield at Cross County Hwy.)

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

Active Youth • Outreach • Fellowship Music Ministries • Bible Studies

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care Ages 3 through 12

681 Mt. Moriah Drive • 513.752.1333

6365 Corbly Road Cincinnati, OH 45230 513-231-3946

INTERDENOMINATIONAL New Loca on! 3950 Newtown Road


Rinks Flea Market Bingo


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

Handicapped Accessible

Livinglife atSeasons


9:30am & 11:00am




9:15 Equipping Service · 10:45 Exploring Service


Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.


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9:15 AM Contemporary Worship 10:45 AM Traditional Worship Children & Adult Sunday School All Are Welcome Nursery Care Available Handicapped Accessible INDIAN HILL Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Phone 513-561-6805 Fax 513-561-0894

Building Homes Relationships & Families

Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am


Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am

ASCENSION LUTHERAN CHURCH 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery (East of I-71 on Pfeiffer Rd) Worship Schedule 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Worship and Holy Communion Babysitter Provided 9:45 Christian Education Hour for all ages

Pastor Josh Miller Visit our website at:

Good Shepherd (ELCA)

7701 Kenwood Rd.


(across from Kenwood Towne Centre)

Saturday night at 5:00 and Sunday morning at 8:00, 9:00, 9:30 & 11am Sunday School at 9:30am


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this world At the Academy Awards is that the each year we honor excepacts that tional actors and actresses. take the They are fellow humans most out who have honed their talof us are ents to authentically repreusually sent certain other persons, the ones real or imagined. that peoMaking a movie is a joint effort. One human writes Father Lou ple will fascinating scripts and plots Guntzelman n e v e r k n o w and gives actors their words Perspectives a b o u t , ” and actions. Others design w r o t e sets and costumes for them and directors oversee their Anne Tyler. In our ordinary world we interpretation and execution can’t live a life of pretense, of their role. Then, after being given acting as though we’re all these aspects by other somebody else. Shakespeare had his talented people, actors and actresses pretend. They pre- character Polonius state our authentic tend to the goal: “This best of their above all: to abilities that Though we, too, have thine own they are voices and expressive self be true, someone else. abilities, inhibitions and and it must And all the while they fear restrain the rest of follow, as the night the know how us from acting as well day, thou the story of as they. canst not their pretendthen be false life will turn to any man.” out by referOr, as stated another ring to the script. Don’t get me wrong. I way by St. Francis de Sales, am not demeaning actors “Be yourself, but be your and actresses. They possess best self!” And as we live being true remarkable talents of voice and expression that can to ourselves, think of all our move the minds, hearts and unheralded sacrifices, the imaginations of millions of hard decisions, the inner struggles gone through on people. Though we, too, have our own in this unprevoices and expressive abili- dictable world. Recall the responsibilities, inhibitions and fear restrain the rest of us from ties, honesty, trust and struggle we maintained acting as well as they. My point is that acting when we could have and pretending are not despaired. There may have nearly as significant as the been times of abuse, neglect challenge you and I have in or betrayals and unfairness transcended with living our actual and ordi- we nary lives. (That’s proven intense effort. Our efforts were not pretrue by the off-screen lives of many actors and actress- tense or play-acting. There es where there is no script to were no scripts given us to tell us exactly what to do or guide their choices.) Most of us live out our say or how it would end up. lives without adulation, We walked into the dark applause, recognition, or a and fought our demons prized statuette named alone – and grew up in the Oscar on our mantles say- process. That’s a thousand ing, “Very Successful times more deserving of an Human Person.” Though Oscar than a superbly acted the purpose of our life is to movie. And still our lives move become one, (and I think multitudes of ordinary peo- on: caring for aged parents ple do so), we do it quietly, or someone terminally ill; gradually, and unpro- mid-life changes handled successfully; marriage probclaimed. When was the last time lems; premature deaths of someone asked for your people we loved; changing jobs; depression; anorexia; autograph? “One sad thing about physical challenges; raising

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I love watching what I call “happy” cooks. I mean those cooks who are so jubilant that their entire spirit lights up. That describes Caitlin Steininger perfectly. You may know her as the face behind “Cooking w i t h Caitlin,” a popular blog on Or from her cookRita ing videos, Heikenfeld classes, or Rita’s kitchen even her r a d i o s h o w “What’s Hot” that airs each Sunday 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on 55-WKRC. With sister Kelly Trush and friend Molly Sandquist, Caitlin, as a very young chef, has carved out a sizable niche for herself by following her passion for teaching all things culinary. Caitlin comes from a genuine foodie background. Grandmother Rita MacEachen is a legend here when it comes to authentic Italian food. And you can find her aunt, Patty Bassano, at her own restaurant, Ferrari’s, in Madeira. Joanie Manzo, another aunt, wrote a nutrition book for kids with me. Caitlin’s creativity comes from being a picky eater. “I started cooking in third grade and loved it. My mom and dad are both good cooks,” she said. Her family, including sons Miles, 4, and MacEachen, 18 months, gets the benefit of a mom who is happiest in the kitchen. She can whip up any cuisine you like. From Thai to Irish to Mediterranean, she does it all, laughing as goes.

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I prepared this for a presentation at Mercy Hospital’s annual Go Red Women’s Heart event. It was SRO with 200 women in attendance, and that told me we girls are serious about heart health. February is women’s’ heart month, so I wanted to share a healthy, yet tasty, versatile salad. This celery seed dressing was a hit. Wonderful over mixed greens with lean chicken, sliced tomato, cucumber and a sprinkling of cheese, favorite beans, flax seeds and nuts. For more information on what constitutes a heart healthy diet, check out my tips in my online column. Go to and do a search for “Heikenfeld.” You can also use regular sugar for the sweetener.

Whisk together: 1

⁄2 cup cider vinegar ⁄2 cup water 2-4 tablespoons blue agave sweetener, stevia or honey, or up to 1⁄2 cup sugar substitute like Apriva or Splenda 1 ⁄2 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon celery seed 1 generous teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 ⁄4 cup olive or canola oil 1

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• Cider vinegar contains antioxidants and helps wounds heal faster. It’s rich in enzymes, vitamins and potassium. It helps with digestion, is good for our bones and eyes. • Agave is a natural, low glycemic index, sweetener made from cactus. It’s much sweeter than sugar so you can use less. • Sea salt contains minerals. • Celery seed contains iron. • Ground flax contains Omega 3s. • Beans are a good carb, with fiber and protein. • Olive oil is healthy oil; Canola contains Omega 3s.

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Price Hill restaurant faves: • Alex Sebastian’s cucumber sauce. For Debbie Brafford. “This Price Hill restaurant’s sauce is awesome!” It’s thinner in texture than most sauces. Bella Napoli’s salad dressing. The restaurant has closed but was a Price Hill favorite. “A house salad dressing that was to die for.” Debbie Brafford hopes one of his heirs would have the recipe. • Mimi’s carrot raisin muffins. For Amy Hamilton. I was told by this Mason restaurant that if enough folks e-mail the request to their website ( w w w. m i m i s c a f e . c o m ) , they will print the recipe. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513248-7130, ext. 356.

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Steps to preplanning a funeral

By Melissa Stewart | Editor Although it can be difficult to think about what will happen at the end of life, many people are choosing to preplan their own funeral or memorial service for the sake of their loved ones. Preplanning can ease stress on family and friends who otherwise would be left making difficult decisions at a time when they are feeling emotionally strained. Preplanning is just as important and necessary as planning any other even in your life. Here are some easy steps to help you through the process.

Funeral, memorial service preplanning terminology There are terms related to funeral and memorial services that you need to know, including: Casket or coffin is a box in which a body is buried. Columbarium is a vault with small spaces or niches for cremation urns or containers. Cremation is the method of converting the remains to ashes. Crypt is a space in a mausoleum or other building that holds the remains.

Step 1. Choose the kind of funeral or memorial service you want. Do you want a funeral or memorial service; do you want this service to be formal or informal? Who do you want involved? A funeral service is a traditional ceremony most often held in a funeral home or place of worship. The body is often

Direct cremation is done shortly after death without embalming. present during the service with either an open or closed casket. A memorial service is usually less formal and more personally styled to reflect the life of the one who has passed away. Oftentimes, the memorial service is held after the burial or cremation without the body present.

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Direct burial happens shortly after death with no viewing or visitation, so no preservation of the body is necessary. Embalming is a chemical process that is used to temporarily preserve the body. Entombment is burial in a building or structure. Grave liner or outer container is a concrete cover that fits over a casket in a grave to minimize ground settling. This item is optional in some states.

the ground, inurnment (see the next definition) or entombment. Inurnment is the placing of cremated remains in an urn. Mausoleum is a building in which remains are buried or entombed. Memorial society is an organization that provides information about funerals and burials.

Many people are choosing to preplan their own funeral or memorial service for the sake of their loved ones.

Urn or container holds cremated remains. These are available in a variety of forms and materials including metal, wood, and ceramic.

Interment is burial in a casket in Step 2. Consider the costs. Expenses for funeral and memorial services can vary greatly. Decide how much you would like for the service to cost by doing your own research and cost comparisons. You can even choose to prepay for your own funeral and burial expenses.

Step 3. Choose someone to oversee your funeral or memo rial service. Select a trusted friend or family member who can take responsibility for following your instructions. Step 4. Decide the arrange ments for your physical remains. Consider the different

ways to arrange for the disposal of the remains including burial, cremation and donation for transplants, medical teaching, or research institutions. Step 5. Share your preplan ning wishes. Being open and honest with loved ones about your final wishes can ensure their comfort and that your final wishes are made true. Sources: and

Coping with the loss of a loved one may be too hard to bear, but seeking professional assistance to help you work through your pain is a sign of strength, not weakness. Don’t forget: Time is a great healer. You may never stop missing your loved one, but the pain will ease after time and allow you to go on with your life. Sources:;

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And, as you experience By Neva Martin | Contributor the emotional pain from Disbelief, shock, sadthe death of your loved ness, anger … these are just a few of the emotions one, you can find several you may experience when ways to help you cope: • Reach out to caring you lose someone you By Neva Martin | Contributor people. Find those relalove dearly. When planning for tives and friends who From guilt to despair, family funeral services, understand you and your from denial to yearning, it’s important to know feelings of loss. This can those feelings are normal this: Those who have include joining support as you go through the served in the U.S. Armed groups that include othmourning process. Forces are entitled to miliers, who are experiencing The more significant tary funeral honors if they similar losses. your loss, the more have received an honor• Don’t be afraid to intense is your grief, able discharge. express your feelings. It’s whether it’s your spouse, Such honors can OK to tell caring others a child or a longtime include a grave site at any about how you feel. This friend. one of the 131 national is a step to help you work But grieving is also a cemeteries that have availthrough the grieving highly individual experiable space, as well as burprocess. ence and how you grieve ial in a private cemetery, • Take care of your pre-plan with a funeral depends on many factors, according to the Departhome, ahead of the need, among them your person- physical health. Be sure to ment of Veterans Affairs stay in regular contact to ease the burden, espeality and coping style, (VA). It would also include with your family physicially if the soldier wants your faith, and how the a government headstone cian. Eat well and get to be buried in a national loss occurred. or marker, a burial flag and plenty of rest. And be cemetery. More than 40 years a Presidential Memorial The funeral home can ago, psychiatrist Elisabeth mindful of the danger of Certificate, all at no becoming dependent on also be in touch with local Kubler-Ross described expense to the family. alcohol or other medicaactive-duty and reserve what has been called the Some veterans could be tions to help you deal military groups, as well as five stages of grief, based eligible for burial with your grief. local veterans posts such on studies of her patients allowances. • Accept that life is for as the American Legion, who faced terminal illThose who desire crethe living. This can be a and the Veterans of Forness: Denial, anger, barmation in a national cemechallenge but is necessary eign Wars. Many of these gaining, depression and tery would receive the to begin the process of livgroups volunteer acceptance. same honors as those throughout the country, If you are experiencing ing once again in the presdesiring a casket burial. ent, not dwelling on the throughout the year, to any of these emotions These benefits are not honor both active soldiers from a loss, know they are past. automatic, however. For • Postpone major life who have been killed in normal and natural, but one thing, it is important the line of duty as well as also know that you do not changes. Moving, remarthat family members know rying, changing jobs, havthose veterans who have to go through each the location of the veterserved in earlier times. of these stages in order to ing another child – try to an’s discharge papers, to hold off on any big deciWhatever the arrangeheal. establish eligibility. sions. Give yourself time ments, and however the You may not go It is also helpful to sad the memorial, it can through any of them. Still, to adjust to your loss. know the wishes of that • Have patience. This be comforting to know it doesn’t mean you feel family soldier who has can be one of the hardest that the service has honloss any less. served: songs to be sung achievements, because it ored that family member, Know, though, that at the memorial service, can take months and years that soldier who served coping with your pain is comrades to participate, to absorb your loss and our nation so faithfully. vital to your mental and any other rituals such accept your changed life. Sources:; health. as the playing of Taps. • Seek outside help if; militaryconnecMost importantly, The military also pronecessary. For some, grief allow yourself to grieve. vides two uniformed members of the armed services to carry out the honors, which include presenting the folded flag to the next of kin. Other - Traditional Services rituals may include an Full Service Home - Pre-Need Arrangements honor guard and a rifle - Cremation Services firing party to salute the Visit deceased soldier. The VA does not make Price Hill Walnut Hills Kenwood funeral arrangements or 3671 Warsaw Ave. 2926 Woodburn Ave. 8225 Montgomery Rd. perform cremations, so 513.921.0302 513.281.8311 513.891.8373 your family might wish to

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