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Students at Indian Hill High School learned about everything from police procedure to finance during the school’s Career Day program.



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Indian Hill H.S. teacher headed to the Far East By Forrest Sellers


Votes needed Local entrepreneur and Indian Hill resident Rick Pescovitz is hoping for as many votes as he can muster in order to get his invention, Under the Weather, a shelter for inclement weather, on shelves at Walmart stores nationwide. After years of refining the design and materials, Pescovitz just last month filled a warehouse with the final product ready to be shipped. Full story, A2

Roundabout plan With car wrecks on the uptick at a Sycamore Township intersection, the state is taking another look at its design and taking the suggestion of a retired Madeira engineer into consideration. The southbound Interstate 71 exit onto Ronald Reagan Highway presents a challenging choice to drivers. To travel westbound is as simple as merging with oncoming traffic, like any other highway entrance ramp. But to travel eastbound, drivers must slow down quickly, halt at a stop sign, cross two lanes of westbound traffic and merge with the traffic moving east. Full story, A3

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Indian Hill High School English instructor Rebecca McFarlan is taking her educational experience abroad. McFarlan will travel to Chongquing, China, to meet with teachers and share with them how to teach advanced placement courses. “They have given permission for a few schools in China to depart from the national curriculum,” she said, adding that an advanced placement curriculum would be new to the schools in that region. “The advanced placement courses give them a little more exposure to courses similar to the American curriculum,” said McFarlan, who is also head of the English department at the high school. “There is a growing middle class in China that wants their children to attend American and European universities.” McFarlan was selected by the College Board to make the trip based on her experience in preparing professional development programs and working with adults. She has been a consultant for the College Board since 1998 and has led numerous workshops throughout the United States. An avid traveler, McFarlan has never been to China. “This will be a totally new experience,” she said. It will also be a new experi-

Indian Hill High School English teacher Rebecca McFarlan will travel to China to meet with teachers and instruct them on how to teach advanced placement English courses. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

ence for the teachers she will be instructing. McFarlan said advanced placement mathematics and science programs have been introduced to the teachers with successful results, but she said advanced placement English instruction in that country is unique. “In English you have to get the nuances of words,” she said. She said approaching this from a different language can present a challenge. However, McFarlan is looking forward to the opportunity. “I hope the teachers come away with strategies that will allow their students to make meanings on their own,” she said.


Donations of food, money and time are needed for the 14th annual Dr. Samuel S. Rockwern Passover Delivery of Jewish Family Service. With the help of more than 120 volunteers, boxes filled with Passover food will be handdelivered Sunday, April 1, to approximately 425 Jewish community friends and neighbors who would otherwise be unable to afford to celebrate the holiday. This project was started by a group of dedicated volunteers in 1998. Full story, A4

Businesswomen plan to be ‘Hip to be Square’ By Rob Dowdy

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Police and school resource officer Brian Dearborn with the Indian Hill Rangers demonstrates how to use an ultraviolet fingerprint enhancer to students at Indian Hill High School. Dearborn was one of the participants at the school's Career Day. Other speakers covered topics such as medicine, finance and the performing arts. For more photos, please see page B1. FORREST SELLERS/STAFF

Two friends are mixing their fashion and business sense to start a new company with aspirations to go nationwide with their product. Indian Hill residents Anne Ilyinsky and Denise Strasser recently began Hip to be Square, a company specializing in original pocket squares for men and women. Hip to be Square has a variety of silk and cotton squares with unique patterns and designs, including flowers, a special “vote” theme in time for the upcoming elections, a nautical flag and a CQ code. The company began in late 2011, but Ilyinsky and Strasser say they began working on the idea several months before, when trying to find an attractive pocket square for their husbands. “They were all too conservative,” Ilyinsky said.

Ilyinsky, who has a background in retail, and Strasser, with a background in art and design, are creating the designs themselves and are using a variety of fabrics from across the globe to make their pocket squares fashionable for casual and formal attire for men and women. The company currently has about 50 squares to choose from on its website,, and Strasser said new ideas come daily. However, she said the company is waiting to gain traction with consumers before bringing new designs to the forefront. While Ilyinsky and Strasser are hoping to bring their pocket squares to the nation, they’re also giving back. Ilyinsky said customers making purchases through the Hip to be Square website can choose among three charities that will receive a small donation through each purchase.



Indian Hill inventor seeking votes Local entrepreneur and Indian Hill resident Rick Pescovitz is hoping for as many votes as he can muster in order to get his invention, Under the Weather, a shelter for inclement weather, on shelves at Walmart stores nationwide. After years of refining the design and materials, Pescovitz just last month filled a warehouse with the final product ready to be shipped. “The timing of this contest was uncanny,” says Pescovitz. “We began talking strategy for bringing this product to market just a few months ago and when we saw an article about this contest we couldn’t help

but think it was meant to be.” The contest, conducted by Walmart, is called “get on the shelf” and winners are selected based upon the total number of votes their product receives. Voting runs through April 3. Winners get featured placement on, valuable marketing support, advice on scaling up ... and, most important, a spot on Walmart store shelves. To vote, consumers can go to Pescovitz spent three years developing this product because he – along with his wife and all of the other

soccer moms and dads – was tired of standing outside in the cold, wind, rain, snow and sleet to watch their kids play soccer. It was conceived after a brisk soccer tournament in Richmond, Va. On the drive home he did a simple sketch based upon the shape and size of a portable toilet. “The parents spent the weekend joking around about warming up in the Portalets and that is what sparked the idea,” he said. The product, a small tent large enough for a soccer chair or two small stools, is fully enclosable and see through. It has a polyurethane floor and clear PVC windows and is

Indian Hill resident Rick Pescovitz has invented a small tent large enough for a chair to keep parents who are watching their kids play sports warm and dry. THANKS TO KELLY MAHAN highly water resistant and wind proof up to 38 mph, making the inside conditions up to 30 degrees warmer than the outside in cold weather.

It is also lightweight and portable, folding into a circular carry bag 23 inches in diameter and weighing 6 pounds. In addition to cold weather protection, it also


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provides SPF 50 sun protection. “A lot of people like the fact that you can get sun protection without having to hold an umbrella and because it is self enclosed, it’s really good for babies and toddlers, also,” Pescovitz said. Pescovitz has decades of manufacturing and importing experience having worked a promotional product company for almost 25 years. “Knowing about fabrics, specifications and having the contacts in place to convert my sketches into product was extremely helpful,” he says. Of course, having three kids competing at the club soccer level also provided him with ample opportunity to “consumer test” the product, as well. “We have been through around seven different versions, making suggested improvements each time and we are confident the final product is excellent,” says Pescovitz. Tents are available in red, yellow and blue. Under the Weather also comes standard with an additional roof that can be decorated with team logos. Tents cost $69.95.

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‘Roundabout’ solution offered for intersection

With car wrecks on the uptick at a Sycamore Township intersection, the state is taking another look at its design and taking the suggestion of a retired Madeira engineer into consideration. The southbound Interstate 71 exit onto Ronald Reagan Highway presents a challenging choice to drivers. To travel westbound is as simple as merging with oncoming traffic, like any other highway entrance ramp. But to travel eastbound, drivers must slow down quickly, halt at a stop sign, cross two lanes of westbound traffic and merge with the traffic moving east. Even on paper it sounds tough, and attempting the turn can be a feat during rush hour. A sign reading “One car in median” was set up several years ago and seemed to help the traffic situation at the intersection, but crashes have increased during the last two years and have forced the Ohio Department of Transportation, or ODOT, to take another look at its configuration, said Jay Hamilton, district 8 planning engineer for the department. “It was incumbent upon us to take another look at that intersection,” he said. David Lienhart, a retired geological engineer from Madeira, offered a possible solution to the problem — a roundabout. An idea he got from trav-

eling roads across Europe, he thinks a roundabout is a safer design for the intersection, as well as less expensive for drivers. “Europeans have a lot of good ideas to keep traffic moving, and the price of gas makes it better to keep traffic moving,” he said. “Stop and start traffic uses more fuel.” With a roundabout in the current location, vehicles exiting I-71 south would move around the circle past the westbound traffic, merging with traf-

David Lienhart of Madeira has proposed a roundabout as a solution to traffic problems on Ronald Reagan Highway and Interstate 71. At left is the intersection as it is currently constructed; at right is Leinhart’s proposal for a roundabout. fic traveling east. Cars would be able to slow

down before merging and would eliminate the trou-

blesome crossing of westbound traffic. Traffic would also move in a continuous flow, preventing drivers from slamming on their brakes at the stop sign. “It takes some getting used to, but they’re a lot safer than an intersection with a traffic crossing,” Lienhart said. “(Traffic crossings are) never a good idea.” Hamilton said that while a roundabout is highly unlikely for that location, because of the high speed cars are traveling at

and the multi-vehicle traffic, the idea would be considered as a potential solution. ODOT is considering four solutions for modifying the intersection, the most likely being a combination between closing the ramp altogether, directing traffic toward Kenwood Road and looping them back around to the highway with a type of signal. “I don’t know where we’ll end up, but we’ll look at it all,” Hamilton said. “… It’s definitely something worth looking into.”


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Passover donations needed for food delivery Donations of food, money and time are needed for the 14th annual Dr. Samuel S. Rockwern Passover Delivery of Jewish Family Service. With the help of more than 120 volunteers, boxes filled with Passover food will be hand-delivered Sunday, April 1, to approximately 425 Jewish community friends and neighbors who would otherwise be unable to afford to celebrate the holiday. This project was started by a group of dedicated volunteers in 1998. “The high cost of Kosher for Passover food makes observing the weeklong holiday of Passover difficult for many low-income individuals and families,” said Beth Schwartz, executive director of Jewish Family Service. “The rising costs of medical care along with rising unemployment force many to choose between buying food and paying for other necessities such as utilities or medicine.” Each Passover box contains matzah, matzah ball soup mix, macaroons, gefilte fish, Passover candy, grape juice, nuts, apples, and a chicken dinner. Cincinnati Hebrew Day School donated the storage and set-up facilities. Barrels have been set up throughout the community in congregations, Jewish schools, and Jewish agency lobbies to collect non-perishable foods such as matzah, matzah ball soup mix, and macaroons. A lead sponsorship cash gift from The Rockwern Charitable Foundation together with donations by individual community members help purchase fresh produce, chicken meals, and additional packaged food to make the Passover meal complete.





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CHCA honors first Cum Laude winners

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy announces the introduction of the new merit-based Cum Laude Scholarships. Students in grades eight and nine – both current and prospective – stand to earn up to 90 percent of CHCA’s high school tuition, renewable annually throughout their high school enrollment. The first group of Cum Laude Scholarship winners was announced Jan. 24 during an assembly at CHCA Middle School. To be eligible for the Cum Laude Scholarships, students must first be in grades eight or nine

and have been accepted for admission to CHCA (or already be enrolled). The 2012 Distinguished Scholar award winner is Zachary Stiles of West Chester Township, who will enter CHCA as a freshman in the 2012-13 school year. The 2012 Commended Scholar award winners are Joshua Debo of Maineville, Jeremy Devin of Hamilton and Christian Duborg of West Chester Township. All three are current CHCA eighth-graders and will be CHCA freshmen in the 2012-2013 school year.

CHCA High School Principal Dean Nicholas with CHCA Cum Laude Scholarship winners, from left: Jeremy Devin (Commended Scholar), Christian Duborg (Commended Scholar), Zachary Stiles (Distinguished Scholar) and Joshua Debo (Commended Scholar). THANKS TO LIZ BRONSON

Schmidt nominates 33 to four military academies U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt has nominated 33 residents of Ohio’s Second Congressional District for acceptance by four of our nation’s military academies. At least one nominee could be accepted by each institution: U.S. Military Academy (Army) at West Point, N.Y.; U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.; U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.; and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. All members of Congress may nominate up to 10 candidates per opening. “They are looking for individuals who are well-rounded – academically, physically, and socially – who have demonstrated leadership qualities, community service, and a strong desire to serve in the military as an officer,” Schmidt said. A record number applied this year to be nominated by Schmidt. They were interviewed by two Naval Academy and two Air Force Academy graduates at Schmidt’s Cincinnati office. Her nominations were based on the panel’s recommendations. Schmidt held a reception Dec. 29 at her Cincinnati office to recognize the nominees and their families:

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Cincinnati Country Day National Merit finalists are, in front, Nicholas Niedermeier, Audrey McCartney and Mamar Mehta; and in back, Henry Pease and Michael Morgan. Not pictured is Rebecca Miller. THANKS TO PETER NIEHOFF

U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt nominated several students for acceptance by four military academies. THANKS TO BARRETT BRUNSMAN pher Lau of Pierce Township, a student at Miami University. » Hamilton County: Bradley Sweeney of Sycamore Township, a student at Sycamore High School; Eliseo Vizcaino of Sycamore Township, a student at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy; Jack Gustafson of Symmes Township, a student at Xavier University; Branden Bodnar of Anderson Township, a student at Turpin High School.

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» Clermont County: John Braden Miller of Miami Township, a student at St. Xavier High School; Nicholas Twine of Stonelick Township, a student at Clermont Northeastern High School. » Hamilton County: David Berno of Cincinnati, a student at St. Xavier High School; John Dumas IV of Cincinnati, a student at St. Xavier High School; Matthew Krott of Symmes Township, a stu-

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» Hamilton County: Karah Brown of Cincinnati, a student at Walnut Hills High School; David Groh of Cincinnati, a student at St. Xavier High School; Kathleen Heinbach of Cincinnati, a student at Indian Hill High School; Tanner Huskey of Blue Ash, a student at St. Xavier High School; Thomas Wassel of Loveland, a student at Loveland High School.

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» Clermont County: Kayla Bomske of Union Township, a student at Amelia High School; Nathaniel Adams of Milford, a student at CCD School.

St. Ursula names five finalists St. Ursula Academy has three National Merit Finalists and two National Achievement finalists for 2012. The National Merit Finalists are: Corinne Nako of Indian Hill, Mary Tull of Kenwood and Katherine Woebkenberg of Montgomery. These seniors are among 16,000 semifinalists who will have an opportunity to compete this spring for 8,300 Merit Scholarship awards worth $34-million. The National Achievement Finalists are: Kristin Swope of Springdale and Dawn Thomas of Woodlawn.

St. Ursula National Merit and National Achievement finalists with school officials, from left: St. Ursula President Lelia Keefe Kramer, Peggy Tull, Katie Woebkenberg, Corinne Nako, Dawn Thomas, Kristin Swope and St. Ursula Principal Craig Maliborski. THANKS TO JILL CAHILL

CCD National Merit semifinalists advance INDIAN HILL — Each of the six Country Day National Merit semifinalists have been named finalists. They are: Audrey McCartney, of Anderson Township; Amar Mehta, of Blue Ash; Rebecca Miller, of Indian Hill; Michael Morgan, of Indian Hill; Nicholas Niedermeier, of Loveland; and Henry Pease, of Indian Hill. Of the semifinalists nationwide only 15,000 are named National Merit Finalists and compete for scholarships worth more than $34 million. In the spring, approximately 8,300 of the 15,000 finalists will receive

college scholarships. The finalists were selected based on their preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/ NMSQT) scores. In addition to the six National Merit Finalists, Country Day also had four Commended Scholars, earning 14 percent of the senior class National Merit recognition. The four Commended Scholars are: Bradley Hammoor, of Symmes Township; Jonas Luebbers, of Madeira; Victoria Mairal-Cruz, of Mariemont; and Adriana Ungerleider, of Symmes Township.


» Ariel Neumann of Indian Hill recently made the dean’s list at DePaul University for the fall quarter. » Elizabeth Keys of Indian Hill was recently named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Tufts University. » Lisa Taylor of Indian Hill was recently named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Ohio Wesleyan University. » Erin Jansen of Indian Hill was named to the dean’s list for the fall term at Centre College. Jansen is the daughter of Stuart Jansen and Michelle Lampe and is a graduate of Indian Hill High School. » Brittany Nicole Schwab of Indian Hill was recently named to the fall semester dean’s list at Washington University. Schwab is enrolled in the university’s College of

Arts and Sciences. » Laura Sloneker of Indian Hill was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Boston University.


» Eliza Kerrison Cassidy and Benjamin David Ellsworth, both of Indian Hill, recently received degrees during fall commencement exercises at Miami University. Cassidy received as bachelor of arts degree. Ellsworth received a bachelor’s of science in business.

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Charles Medert of Indian Hill was recently named to the Miami University president’s list. The president’s list honors students who achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA.

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Stars align as Moeller earns district title By Scott Springer

DAYTON — For the second consecutive year, Carl Kremer brought the Moeller Crusaders to University of Dayton Arena with the chance to advance back to the Cintas Center for the Southwest regional semifinals. After senior Ben Galemmo iced the game with a pair of free throws with 4.4 seconds to go, the Crusaders advanced 55-52 over Beavercreek March 10. “We like it when Ben gets to go the line,” a smiling Kremer said as Moeller was cutting down the district championship nets. Leading the Crusaders were junior Josh Davenport with 15 points and fellow junior Keith Watkins with 13. The elusive Watkins proved to be a tough matchup most of the night for Beavercreek. “Keith just began starting in January, coming off of football,” Kremer said. “We really think him in our lineup has made us a

Moeller senior Ben Galemmo directs traffic for the Crusaders. Galemmo is a GCL South first-teamer. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Junior Keith Watkins is congratulated by senior Alex Voss as he draws a pair of free throws. Watkins scored 13 as Moeller beat Beavercreek 55-52 at Dayton March 10 for the district title. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Moeller players celebrate their 55-52 district title win over Beavercreek at UD Arena March 10. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

different ballclub.” With a completely different look than last year’s 6-foot scrappers, Moeller has nearly equaled the record of the 2011 squad who were eliminated by the eventual state champions, La Salle. However, even though the Lancers swept the Crusaders this season, they are no longer in the mix, having been eliminated by Fairfield. Could the stars be aligning for Moeller? The Crusaders appear to be peaking at the right time. “We had a nice tournament last year,” Kremer said. “For whatever reason, we do try to be playing our best in March.” Moeller has done it this sea-

son with bigger players. Tony Sabato is now a starter at 6-7, as is 6-3 leaper Davenport and 6-5 Alex Voss. “Our size helps us,” Kremer said. “You can’t replace a Charlie Byers or Alex Barlow. With our team now longer, we thought potentially this could be a really good team.” The senior Voss has been valuable on both ends of the floor. Defensively, he shut down Turpin high-scoring guard Zach McCormick March 4 by holding him to four points on 2-18 shooting. “Alex Voss is such an underrated player,” Kremer said. “We have the luxury of putting a guy

6-5 out there that’s such a good athlete.” Voss appears to be back in stride after being at a disadvantage throughout the middle of the season. The senior had a solid eight-point, seven-rebound performance in the Beavercreek game. “He had a great first 10 games for us, then he broke his nose,” Kremer said. “When the mask went on, I don’t think he had the same confidence.” Moeller also offers up senior floor leader Galemmo, a firstteam Greater Catholic League South selection who is constantly directing his teammates and politely lobbying referees.

On the younger end, there’s sophomore Trey Hawkins sneaking some early varsity playing time. “He’s becoming a big part in what we do,” Kremer said. “He’s a talented kid that guards the ball and can really break you down.” In the end, Moeller has played with great GCL pride and toughness by following the age-old theory of focusing on defense. “When we’ve played our best, we’ve played well defensively,” Kremer said. “The league takes a lot of pride in playing that way.” Moeller now faces Middletown March 14 at Xavier’s Cintas Center. The Crusaders beat the Middies 55-38 Dec. 23. “That doesn’t mean anything,” Kremer warned. “They’re playing as good as anyone right now.” At 21-3, Moeller is one win away from matching last season’s win total.

Playoff win aids young Country Day’s growth By Nick Dudukovich

INDIAN HILL — The Cincinnati Country Day School boys basketball team ended its season with a loss to Fayetteville in the sectional finals—but the loss shouldn’t define the squad’s year. The Indians and head coach Hoard Brownstein fielded a youthful squad that gained priceless experience during the 2011-2012 campaign. The Indians took a big step in building for the future when the squad knocked off Cincinnati Christian during the sectional semifinals Feb. 29. CCD lost both of its regular season meetings to Cincinnati Christian, a Miami Valley Conference rival. But the squad received 17 points from sophomore J.R. Menifee, and 11 from sophomore Wes Mink on the way to the win. “It was a good win for us because we had kind of fallen apart in (the first two) games,” Brownstein said. “It was good for the team to have that not happen again. It was a good sign for the kids in the future.” Brownstein credited Menifee with playing well down the stretch. “He started to really understand what we wanted as a coaches,” Brownstein said. “I can’t say enough about the way he played the last part of the season.’ Wink ended his season with a game high 20 points in the Fayetteville loss. Brownstein said the forward has been the model of consistency throughout the season. “You can count on him to get 14 to 15 points, and eight to 10 rebounds,” Brownstein said. Throughout the season,

Indian Hill's Austin Trout, No. 4, was a three-year starter for the Braves. Point guard Jon Griggs, No. 2, will return for one more season. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Braves basketball comes to a close By Scott Springer

Wes Mink (44) and the Cincinnati Country Day Indians earned a playoff win over Cincinnati Christian Feb. 29. JOSEPH FUQUA II/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

freshman Caleb Tregre also established himself as a scoring threat. Brownstein said Tregre is “probably the best shooter in the program.” “He had a good first year and Wyatt Fletcher is also a good shooter. Once they get more experience…I think they will do nothing but take off,” Brownstein said. Brownstein, who has coached the Indians for 27 seasons, also credited the squad’s seniors for playing a leadership role. Those players include Kyle Kistinger, Evan Finch and Arjun Minhas. “They stepped in and did nice things for us,” Brownstein said. “(Kistinger) was a good defend-

er…the same with Finch.” Minhas had what Brownstein called the best game of his varsity career with his 13-point, nineround performance against Christian. As for Brownstein, the veteran-head coach said he’ll remember the 2011-2012 season as one the most enjoyable seasons he’s coached during his tenure at CCD. “(The kids) were as good as I remember, as far as being able to be coached…It was nice to get in there and enjoy myself with the kids in practice…that’s why I coach. The other stuff that gets in the way is just that. This was a great year with the kids and I was thrilled.”

INDIAN HILL — While most teams give it the “one-game-at-atime” approach, Indian Hill’s basketball team looked at the recent tournament seedings a little differently. Having lost a game Jan. 28 to a talented Aiken team, the Braves assumed all along they would get another crack at them in the tournament. After a 63-52 win over McNicholas Feb. 28, the Braves and Falcons got together March 3 for

the rematch. Unfortunately, Aiken’s skill was too much for the Braves to handle again and Indian Hill’s season ended 79-60. They were 16-6 overall and 12-2 in the league behind Madeira. Included in that record were a few heart-rendering games when the team rallied around senior Jacob Fiore, whose father passed away in mid-Feburary. The team came together for a near-upset of Northern Kentucky power Boone County, then defeated neighborhood rival Madeira before disSee BRAVES, Page A7

Senior Teddy Kremchek averaged 14.7 points per game, 6.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists in his final season at Indian Hill. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS



Reds sponsor 25-game diamond showcase Showcase events are commonplace in football and basketball. Similar events for baseball are harder to come by, but that is changing in an ambitious way this season. The inaugural Reds Futures High School Showcase presented by PNC will take place March 24 through April 2. Fifty teams from Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky will take part in a 25-game extravaganza at local ballparks. The weeklong affair leads up to the last preseason game for the Cincinnati Reds, the Reds vs. Futures Spring Showcase April 3 at Great American Ball Park. Players from the 50 participating teams will be invited to join the Reds players on the field during pregame festivities. The event is meant to be comparable to the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown, the opening-week football series in the fall. “It’s great to finally be able to stage an event like this for high school baseball in this area,” said Tom Gamble, president of InGame Sports, which is managing the event for the Reds. “If we can get close to where the Skyline Chili showdown is with football, we will really be on to something.” Many of the area’s top


baseball facilities will be spotlighted, including Midland Field in Clermont County, Prasco Park in Mason, Simon Kenton High School in Independence, and the University of Cincinnati’s Marge Schott Field. “Adding this high school showcase ties yet another generation of baseball players to this celebration of our city’s rich baseball heritage,” said Phil Castellini, Reds chief operating officer. “We’ve done a lot with Knothole and other youth programs and we’re proud to be affiliated with this.” Most of the games are league matchups or natural rivalries, highlighted by a Greater Catholic League doubleheader at UC March 28, and 10 teams from the Greater Miami Conference hooking up from March 2628 at Prasco Park. Clark Montessori athletic director Steve Castator’s baseball team will face his former school, Walnut Hills, on March 24. “There is no better time of the year than the start of baseball in the city of Cincinnati,” he said. “We do have some of the best high school baseball here in the Midwest, if not the entire country.” In the bluegrass, the Holmes/Holy Cross battle of Covington will take place at Meinken Field, which the Reds are helping

to renovate. Eight Northern Kentucky teams will play at Simon Kenton April 2 when all the participating schools are on spring break. Simon Kenton head coach Troy Roberts said his team has been busy helping relief efforts after the March 2 tornado that devastated Piner and other parts of the Kenton school district, and the Pioneers have rarely practiced since then. But they are looking forward to the season. “There have been a lot of renovations at SK,” he said. “It will be great to show it off with four great games.” Tickets for all 25 games are $5. Each ticket purchased includes a voucher that is good for a future Reds game along with a coupon for a free Skyline Chili cheese coney, while supplies last at participating schools. Advance tickets can be purchased at participating schools beginning March 14 and also will be available on game days at the gate.

Davis athlete of the week

4 p.m.; Lakota East vs. Hamilton, 6:30 p.m. (both at Prasco Park) Tuesday, March 27 Oak Hills vs. Princeton, 4 p.m.; Cincinnati Christian vs. Indian Hill, 6:30 p.m. (both at Prasco Park) Wednesday, March 28 Prasco Park: Colerain vs. Fairfield, 4 p.m.; Middletown vs. Sycamore, 6:30 p.m. UC: Elder vs. Moeller, 4 p.m.; La Salle vs. St. Xavier, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29 Midland: Glen Este vs. Loveland, 4:30 p.m.; Hamilton Badin vs. Kings, 4:30 p.m. Harrison: Roger Bacon vs. Summit, 4:30 p.m.; Harrison vs. Norwood, 7 p.m. Friday, March 30 Midland: Bethel-Tate vs. Goshen, 4:30 p.m.; Clermont Northeastern vs. Western Brown, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 31 Midland: Anderson vs. McNicholas, 11 a.m.; North College Hill vs. Reading, 2 p.m. Holmes vs. Holy Cross, 11 a.m. at Meinken Field. Monday, April 2 Edgewood at Ross, 4:30 p.m. Simon Kenton High School: Boone County vs. Conner, Noon; Dixie Heights vs. Scott, 2:30 p.m.; Covington Catholic vs. Simon Kenton, 5 p.m.; Campbell County vs. Cooper, 7:30 p.m.

The full schedule:

Saturday, March 24 Turpin vs. Western Hills, Noon (Western Hills High School); Madeira vs. Shroder, 2 p.m. (Roselawn Park); Clark Montessori vs. Walnut Hills, 4:30 p.m. (Roselawn Park) Monday, March 26 Lakota West vs. Mason,


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patching McNicholas in the Division II tournament. Gone after the Aiken loss are nine Indian Hill seniors, including the second and third-leading scorers in the league in Austin Trout (16.0) and Teddy Kremchek(14.6). “You lose half your points right there,” coach Tim Burch said. “We’ll have six guys coming back and we’ll mix in a pretty tall sophomore class that’ll give us different looks next year.” Indian Hill’s JV sported two players at 6-6, one at 6-4 and one at 6-3. Beyond 6-7 Ball State football signee Steve Bell, the Braves had no one over 6-3 this season. At guard, Burch is already speaking of supplementing starter Jon Griggs with Zack Schneider, a sophomore on the reserve team. Either way, the shoes of three-year starter Austin Trout are mighty big to fill. “You can’t replace him,” Burch said. “He’s a young man who represents our program exactly the way we want it to be represented.” Trout has attracted some interest for basketball from the likes of Denison and Muskingum. His wingman, Teddy Kremchek, will play at Wittenberg where his mother and father attended. Next year’s go-to guy appears to be Griggs, who will be a senior. Behind Trout and Kremchek, Griggs averaged 8.6 points per game. He led the team and the Cincinnati Hills League in assists (5.3) and was second on the squad in steals behind Kremchek (1.7).

Jake Davis, a 2010 graduate of The Seven Hills School and sophomore at Emory University, was recently named Emory’s “Athlete of the Week.” Davis is a Davis starting forward on the Emory University Eagles men’s varsity basketball team. In two recent Emory home basketball games, Davis averaged a team-high of 23.5 points and seven rebounds and he shot 61.5 percent from the floor. In a Feb. 3 win over Chicago, the 6-foot-5 Davis captured his University Athletic Association-leading seventh doubledouble of the year with a game high 26-point, 10rebound effort. He hit 10-of-19 from the floor, including 3-of-5 from beyond the arc, in just 22 minutes of action. Emory University is ranked 18th in NCAA Division III athletics, with a record of 18-4/7-4 in UAA.

Over the weekend, the team captured wins over eighth-ranked New York University and Brandeis University, in which Davis scored the game winning three point shot with three seconds left in the game. The video of the gamewinning shot can be seen at: http://www.emory As a member of the Seven Hills Stingers basketball team from 2006 to 2010, Davis was a three-time first team AllState player in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and won several other awards, including the 2009 and 2010 Cincinnati Enquirer and 2009 District 16 Division IV Player of the Year. “It has been an exciting basketball season for Jake and his family,” said Willie Hill, head coach of the Seven Hills boys basketball team. “He is an incredible student athlete and I look forward to watching him continue to thrive throughout his college career.” Davis is the son of Tracy and David Davis of Indian Hill. His siblings, Nick and Anna, currently attend The Seven Hills School. His brother Max is a 2011 graduate of Seven Hills and is a freshman at Rhodes College.


Get ready for Sportsman of the Year

» The time is coming for readers to nominate athletes for the newspaper’s 2012 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year, the fourth-annual online contest conducted by The Indian Hill Journal. Start thinking about which of your school’s junior or senior standout athletes have displayed the highest of qualities in the classroom, on the

field/court and in their communities. The nomination forms will be online at from April 2-16. Voting will take place online from April 30-May 18. Nearly 270,000 people voted on last year’s 35 winners, nominated and chosen by fans in their communities, who were then featured in a mid-June issue. Any questions can be directed to Melanie Laughman at mlaughman@ or 513-248-7573.

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Colorectal cancer is preventable In effort to raise awareness to colorectal cancer the physicians of Gastroenterology Consultants of Greater Cincinnati want to educate the community on the importance of colon cancer screenings. In observation of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month celebrated throughout March, Gastroenterology Consultants of Greater Cincinnati want to spread the message that colon cancer is preventable, treatable, and beatable. Colorectal cancer is the No. 2 cancer killer in the United States, yet it is one of the most preventable types of cancer. Charles Schultz, creator of “Peanuts,” Audrey Hepburn, Milton Berle, Vince Lombardi and Jackie Gleason all died of colon cancer. However when detected early it is often curable. Colorectal cancer is most common after age 50, but it can strike at younger ages. Lifetime risk of colon cancer is equal in men and women. Many colorectal cancers produce no symptoms. That is why screen-

ing is so important. Some symptoms, such as abdominal pain, blood in the stool, or a change in bowel habits, should prompt Dr. Allan Peck COMMUNITY PRESS a visit to your doctor. GUEST COLUMNIST Most colon cancers develop from polyps, which are abnormal growths in the colon. If polyps grow unnoticed and are not removed, they may become cancerous. Screening tests, such as colonoscopy, find pre-cancerous polyps so they can be removed before they turn into cancer. It is estimated that 75-90 percent of colorectal cancer can be avoided through early detection and removal of pre-cancerous polyps. “It is so important to be screened”, says Dr. Nav Grandhi of Gastroenterology Consultants. A person’s lifetime risk of developing colon cancer is about 5 percent. With screening we

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can reduce dying from colon cancer by about 53 percent. Colonoscopy is the preferred test for colorectal cancer prevention. During this test you will be asked to drink a laxative the night before the procedure to clean out your large intestine. During the exam patients are sedated and do not feel any discomfort. A flexible lighted tube is inserted into the anus and with the use of a video image the physician can identify any abnormalities. Polyps are then removed during the proce-

CH@TROOM Last week’s question Would allowing school officials and staff to carry guns prevent incidents such as the shootings in Chardon?

“In our current culture of hyper violence at younger and younger ages, it is necessary to give school officials and their staff the option of carrying a hand gun via the current concealed and carry provisions now in affect in Ohio. “This summer, when Gov. Kasich signed into law Ohio's new law of allowing concealed and carry guns in bars, shopping malls and sports venues, it showed a strong commitment by Republican legislators, allowing the citizens of Ohio to protect themselves in an ever widening arc of their daily lives. “The next logical extension would be to amend this law to include school administrators and staff in our public schools. “Further, consideration by the Ohio legislature could even consider extending this option to certain students in our schools. This could be accomplished in a similar fashion to how current driver's ed classes are structured. Students would be required to take the NRA gun safety class, then spend a recommended and required number of hours on a supervised and licensed gun range with a certified NRA approved instructor. “As more citizens take advantage of Ohio's expanded conceal and carry, the odds will increase that responsible citizens will be able to respond safely and aggressively to hostile shooter situations.” I.P. “No one really knows whether arming school officials and staff would prevent shootings like this. A determined, disturbed student who is intent on shooting people in school would most likely be able to carry out at least some of his plans. An armed teacher or staff member might be able to minimize the impact of such an attack, but probably not prevent it completely, since the school representative would still require time to get to his weapon. More

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diligence in monitoring strange behavior on the part of students would probably be more effective than arming the staff.” Bill B. “All CCW permit holders, not just school officials, should be allowed to carry firearms in schools, churches and college campuses. These are the places where docile, passive, defenseless, unarmed victims are often targeted. The possibility of someone shooting back may cause the perpetrator to think twice before launching an attack. In addition, an armed response to a shooter could save the lives of additional victims. “Tragedies such as the Chardon shooting can never be fully prevented, but by providing citizens the possibility of fighting back, perhaps a few additional innocent lives could be spared.” R.W.J. “No. My son is a schoolteacher. I cannot remotely conceive of him needing to carry a gun as part of his teaching duties. “What kind of a world have we created when American children go to school with the intention of shooting as many fellow students to death as possible? These horrible deadly incidents did not occur when there was no such thing as guncontrol so that is not the answer. Such a thing is not even reported in the annals of the wild, wild West when Billy the Kid and other armed young men were at large! “The solution to this spreading problem, if there is one for our society, lies elsewhere.” R.V.



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“During the incident at Chardon, many students were in danger from one student, and if you allow teachers, custodians, and other staff embers to intervene with a weapon in this type of situation, it would just escalate. “School staff are NOT trained in hostage situations, and will not know when to shoot the offender. You have to consider the circumstances and just pointing a gun and firing will most likely kill innocent hostages and you may or or may not hit your intended target. Secure the area, call 911, and let the pros handle it!” O.H.R. “There are very few situations where carrying a weapon will prevent anything unless you carry it in the open where the potential assailant can see that you are armed and decide to attack someone else. Having a weapon available allows you to respond to the situation and possibly limit the damage by confronting the assailant and causing them to stop their assault. In this situation, even that would have been limited. It is vey unlikely that an armed educator could have shot the suspect in a crowded room without endangering those being defended. The situation developed so quickly that the only response would have been to shoot the assailant after he had already shot others. At present, this is all a moot point because a school is one of those places like a courthouse or police station where even someone with a concealed carry permit is not allowed to carry a gun. I know because I am a gun owner and an OH concealed carry permit holder. Arming educators is not the answer.” F.S.D. “Can you imagine firing on a 9 year old? No. Nothing wrong with passing through a metal detector, though. Like hitting a baseball, if you haven't grown up shooting guns, you can't be trained about the nuances.” K.P.

dure. Colonoscopy screening should be started at age 50 in most people or 45 for African –Americans (since they are at higher risk). If you have a family member with colon cancer diagnosed at an age less than 60 then screening should begin at age 40. If you family member was less than 50 screening begins 10 years before the age they were diagnosed. There are several things patients can do to prevent colon cancer. These include high phys-

ical activity, high fiber diet, high fruit and vegetable intake, maintaining a healthy weight and not smoking. With 12 physicians and one nurse practitioner Gastroenterology Consultants of Greater Cincinnati provide a full spectrum of gastroenterology and hepatology services to Cincinnati and Southwest Indiana. Our gastroenterologists provide high-quality and cost effective care, maintain superior physician-patient relationships, and offer advanced technologies, not only in treatment but in disease prevention and screening. For further information regarding Gastroenterology Consultants of Greater Cincinnati please contact us at 513-794-5600 or visit our website at Dr. Allan Peck is certified by the American Board of Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine, National Board of Medical Examiners and is chair of Bethesda Hospital’s Nutritional Committee.

A highly skilled workforce is always needed Jobs. Jobs. Jobs. For many area residents, the search for meaningful and family-sustaining work is ongoing. At the same time, there are employers hunting for workers with the skills they need. The gap is an educational one. Many of those who are looking for a good career don’t have the training or education to begin in a highdemand field. Fortunately, Southwest Ohio residents have a wide range of public choices for career training and education – public colleges, universities, and career-technical centers like Great Oaks Career Campuses. Each serves a specific need. Career-technical centers offer career certification and college preparation for high school students; they also offer certification programs for adults who want to begin a new career in a year or less. For example, many area welders, law enforcement professionals, firefighters, electro-mechanical maintenance technicians, plumbers, medical office staff, and others got their start at Great Oaks. We must continue to close the education gap. One way to do so is to ensure that there’s a direct link between educational institutions and employers for the benefit of students. Great Oaks recently made a connection with Chris Hamm of Altimet, a brandnew aluminum processing facility in Batavia. We discussed their need for employees as they become established and continue to grow, and he expressed a desire to help our students develop skills that will make them successful in the future. We’re excited to work with

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Altimet, and it’s one of hundreds of partnerships Great Oaks has with area businesses – from auto Robin body shops to White corporate COMMUNITY PRESS offices to GUEST COLUMNIST advertising agencies to beauty salons to manufacturing plants; and the list goes on. Each of those partnerships is designed to give our students real-world experience and a connection to future careers, while providing area employers with the chance to meet and mentor talented young people. That connection with business also ensures that the right training is available when needed. Great Oaks must anticipate and meet the demand; that’s why we’ve recently begun high school programs like biotechnology and lodging management, and adult programs like dental assisting and plumbing. A strong link between educational partners is necessary, too. We’ve worked for decades with the outstanding public two-year and four-year colleges and universities in southwest Ohio, and together we can provide an educational path for those who want to continue to grow and advance in their careers. The economic downturn won’t last forever. What will last, though, is a need for continuing education and a highly-skilled workforce. The right partnerships between education and business will help ensure that the need is met. Robin White is president/CEO of the Great Oaks Career Campuses.

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Senior Natalie Newton, left, of Kenwood, receives health tips from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center physical therapist Nancy Durban.


Video game designer and CEO Mark Seremet, right, with Zoo Entertainment, gives senior Steve Winter, of Indian Hill, an opportunity to try a game. Shown in rear are junior Zach Whittington and sophomore Rory Perlman, both of Indian Hill.

Students at Indian Hill High School learned about everything from police procedure to finance during the school’s Career Day program. This year’s Career Day, which is presented every other year, featured 31 different speakers in a variety of fields including medicine, marketing and the performing arts. The event is organized by the Indian Hill Public Schools Foundation. Photos by Forrest Sellers/The Community Press

Sophomores Steven Gu, left, and Jordan Lenchitz, both of Kenwood, listen to a presentation on the medical field.

Senior Mack Rice, left, and freshman Chris Duncan, both of Indian Hill, learn about the development of products at Procter and Gamble.

Procter and Gamble chemical engineer Alana Pevets, of West Chester, talks about the production of various items.

Police and school resource officer Brian Dearborn, left, with the Indian Hill Rangers, demonstrates fingerprinting techniques. Also shown is sophomore Carissa Teece, of Symmes Township.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital physician Stephanie Kennebeck, of Indian Hill, discusses the symptoms of Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

Ali Traudt, right, an accountant with Ernst and Young, discusses banking and the global marketplace. Traudt is a resident of Hyde Park.

Sophomore Jake Becker, of Symmes Township, tries out a stress ball which was handed out during one of the presentations.


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$12. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Student Theater 13, 7:30 p.m., Sycamore Junior High School, $10. 686-1760, ext. 2594. Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Cole, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township. The Producers, 7:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $15. Reservations required. 443-4572; Loveland.

Recreation Pickup Basketball, 10:30 a.m.noon, TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Men and women ages 25 and up. $15, free members. Through Dec. 28. 985-0900; Montgomery.

SATURDAY, MARCH 17 Art Exhibits Just Add Water, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Gallery. Works of artists in Nancy Nordloh Neville’s painting class. Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Cooking Classes Healthy Cooking Classes, Noon-1:30 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Peachy Seiden discusses nutrition and health while preparing two delicious, simple and easy meals. Ages 18 and up. $30. Registration required. Through Dec. 8. 315-3943; Silverton.

At 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.Saturday, March 17, Cincinnati audiences will have the chance to witness the incredible "Brad Weston Experience" for just $5 as part of UC Blue Ash College's ARTrageous Saturdays. Cost is $3.50 with a group of 10 pr more. Call 745-5705 for information. Tickets are available at PROVIDED

THURSDAY, MARCH 15 Business Classes Notre Dame South Bend Executive MBA Program Reception, 6-8 p.m., Embers, 8170 Montgomery Road, Reception and presentation about unique benefits of program, ranked sixth by The Wall Street Journal. Attendees learn about signature components of the program. Ideal for rising managers, business executives and community leaders in business. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame. 800-631-3622; Madeira.

Literary - Libraries St. Patrick’s Day Beaded Safety Pins, 4-5 p.m., Mariemont Branch Library, 3810 Pocahontas Ave., Make St. Patrick’s Day design with beads and safety pins. Sponsored by the Kersten Fund. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4467. Mariemont.

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. "Take Me Back to Manhattan," "Love for Sale," "Night and Day" and "I Get a Kick Out of You." $17. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. Through March 25. 684-1236; Columbia Township. The Producers, 7:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 S. Second St., Hilarious, satirical American classic. Mature audiences, adult humor. $15. Reservations required. Presented by Loveland Stage Company. Through March 18. 443-4572; Loveland.


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

Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Full-court basketball games for men. $15. Through May 27. 985-0900. Montgomery.

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Support Groups

Jimmy Dore, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, College and Military Night, $4. $8-$12. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Family friendly. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Book discussion group. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 673-0174. Blue Ash.

Music - Blues

On Stage - Student Theater 13, 7:30 p.m., Sycamore Junior High School, 5757 Cooper Road, Auditorium. Musical about the life of teenagers. Story of Evan Goldman, 13, moves from being popular in New York City to being an unknown in a small town in Indiana just as his Bar Mitzvah is approaching. $10. Through March 17. 686-1760, ext. 2594. Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Cole, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Revue devised by Benny Green and Alan Strachan and directed by John Langley. Story of Cole Porter’s life: from Yale to Paris to Manhattan to Broadway to Hollywood. Musical tribute to the King of Musicals includes such hit tunes as "I Love Paris,"

FRIDAY, MARCH 16 Dining Events Hartzell United Methodist Church Lenten Fish Fry, 4-7 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive, All-you-can-eat fried cod dinner with sides, beverages and desserts. Also, grilled chicken breast, shrimp, shrimp basket and cheese pizza dinners with sides, beverages and desserts.

Carryout menu is a 3-piece fish sandwich. $9, $5 carryout only, $4 ages 5-10, free ages 3 and under. 891-8527. Blue Ash. Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., Montgomery Presbyterian Church, 9994 Zig Zag Road, Heart-healthy baked tilapia fillets with veggies and rice, or hand-dipped fried cod fillets with fries and hush puppies. Macaroni and cheese child’s plate. Tea, lemonade, coffee or water. Homemade dessert included. Dine in or carryout. Allergen alert: fried items are deep fried in peanut oil. $8, $5 children. 891-2893; Montgomery. Fish Fry-Days, 5-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Includes fried fish, fish sandwich, shrimp, salmon and child’s dinners, soup, sides, desserts, sodas and beer. Carryout and Drive thru available, drinks not included. Benefits Youth ministry’s summer mission trip. $5$10. 489-8815; Montgomery. Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., St. Columban School, 896 Oakland Road, 683-7903; Loveland.

Health / Wellness Yoga, a Benefit to Your Health at Any Age, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., The Kenwood by Senior Star, 5435 Kenwood Road, Luncheon and lecture presented by Joan Riemar of YogahOMe in Mariemont. Riemar discusses health benefits of yoga in your daily routine and demonstrates various yoga techniques. Registration at 11:30 a.m. Lunch at noon. Program begins 12:45 p.m. Includes giveaways. Free. Reservations required. 223-3921; Madisonville.

Music - Acoustic Acoustik Buca, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, 247-9933. Montgomery.

Exercise Classes TRX Bootcamp, 9:15-10:15 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Designed for the intermediate to advanced exerciser. Total body workout, bootcamp style. $6-$15. Registration required. 985-0900; Montgomery.

11 a.m.-noon and 1-2 p.m., UC Blue Ash College Muntz Theater, 9555 Plainfield Road, Theatrical thrill ride through juggling, escape artistry, balancing and visual effects. Family friendly. $5, $3.50 with group of 10 or more. Presented by ARTrageous Saturdays. 745-5705; Blue Ash.

On Stage - Comedy Jimmy Dore, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$12. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Student Theater 13, 7:30 p.m., Sycamore Junior High School, $10. 686-1760, ext. 2594. Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Cole, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township. The Producers, 7:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $15. Reservations required. 443-4572; Loveland.

Recreation Open J, 7-11 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Tweens take over the pool, gym, and game room for an evening of food, fun and games. Family friendly. $27, $20 members. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village. Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15. 985-0900. Montgomery.

SUNDAY, MARCH 18 Art Exhibits Just Add Water, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

On Stage - Comedy Jimmy Dore, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, Bar and Restaurant Employee Appreciation Night, $4. $8-$12. 984-9288; Montgomery.

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Health Fair, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Five Seasons Family Sports Club, 11790 Snider Road, Various local not-for-profit organizations, Hamilton County Sheriff IdentA-Kid materials, local physicians and health food and vitamin vendors provide variety of health and safety lifestyle information. Family friendly. Free. 469-1400. Symmes Township. Diabetes Conversation Maps Sessions, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, 4460 Red Bank Road, Suite 100, Theme: A1c and blood glucose numbers. Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. Family friendly. $30 for four sessions; $10 per session. 271-5111. Madisonville.

Cole, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township. The Producers, 3 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $15. Reservations required. 443-4572; Loveland.

Literary - Crafts Caid Mille Failte! = 100,000 Welcomes!, Noon-1 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, Create a variety of crafts to celebrate St. Patrick Day. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4476. Loveland.

Literary - Libraries The Snakes of St. Patrick, 11 a.m.-noon, Mariemont Branch Library, 3810 Pocahontas Ave., Get up close and personal with snakes. Naturalist from the Hamilton County Parks District brings some slithery specimens. Sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4467. Mariemont.

Music - Acoustic Generation Gap, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, Free. 2479933; Montgomery.

Music - Concerts Music at Ascension Chamber Concert Series, 7 p.m., Ascension Lutheran Church, 7333 Pfeiffer Road, With the Samadhi Piano Trio. Free, donations accepted. 793-3288. Montgomery.

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Recreation Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15. 985-0900. Montgomery.

MONDAY, MARCH 19 Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Shops at Harper’s Point, 11340 Montgomery Road, 15-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300; Symmes Township. More Brain Power, Noon-1 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Discuss simple and fun things you can do every day to improve brain function at any age. Free. 985-0900; Montgomery.

Karaoke and Open Mic Acoustic Open Mic, 7-10 p.m., Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 Loveland-Madeira Road, Hosted by Bob Cushing. 791-2753. Symmes Township.

Literary - Book Clubs On the Same Page Book Discussion, 6 p.m., Madisonville Branch Library, 4830 Whetsel Ave., Read and discuss this year’s On the Same Page title, "The Submission," by Amy Waldman. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6029. Madisonville. Third Monday Book Club, 7 p.m., Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave., Read and discuss this year’s On the Same Page title, "The Submission," by Amy Waldman. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6028. Madeira.

Parenting Classes Happiest Baby on the Block, 6:45 p.m., Bethesda North Hospital, 10500 Montgomery Road, How to turn on your newborn’s calming reflex, the "off-switch" for crying. Includes Parent Kit containing "Happiest Baby on the Block" DVD. $50 per couple. Registration required. 475-4500; Montgomery.

Recreation Pickup Basketball, 10:30 a.m.noon, TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15, free members. 985-0900; Montgomery.

Youth Sports March Madness Basketball Clinic, 6-7 p.m. (Ages 9-11 ) 7-8 p.m. (Ages 12-15), TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Daily through March 22. The OH Ballstars provide instruction focusing on strength, defense, shooting and ball handling. $55-$65. Registration required. 985-0900; Montgomery.

TUESDAY, MARCH 20 Health / Wellness Meditation for Everyone, 7:15-8:30 p.m., Lawrence Edwards, PhD, BCN - Optimal Mind, 9380 Main St., Suite 4, Indoors. Meditation instruction and ongoing practice support provided by Dr. Lawrence Edwards. Benefits Anam Cara Foundation. Free, donations accepted. Registration not required. Presented by Anam Cara Foundation. 439-9668; Montgomery.

Literary - Libraries The Lorax, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Mariemont Branch Library, 3810 Pocahontas Ave., Children enter into a Dr. Seuss tent with lifesized scenery and help to hang up characters and images from the story as it is being read. Gwen Roth from the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation district gets a little help from Dr. Seuss to teach how behavior affects everything around us. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4467. Mariemont.

Recreation Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Seminars Ways to Bolster Resilience in Children and Adults, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Jewish Family Service, 8487 Ridge Road, Amberley Room. Dr. Donald Meichenbaum, founder of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, explores ways children and adults can successfully readjust to life after a traumatic experience, and whether resilience is innate or a learned behavior. Includes continental breakfast, lunch and 6 CEUs in up to two professional disciplines. Ages 18 and up. $129; $99 each for two or more from one agency. Registration required. 766-3352; Amberley Village.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21 Business Seminars InfoTrust Seminar: Salesforce 101 - Connecting with Customers, 8-10 a.m., Towers of Kenwood, 8044 Montgomery Road, First Floor Conference Room.’s Sales Cloud puts everything you need at your fingertips and helps you become more successful in sales. Discuss basics of how to use this powerful CRM tool. Free. Registration required. Presented by InfoTrust, LLC. 373-4216; Kenwood.

Clubs & Organizations Loveland Arts Council Membership Meeting, 7-9 p.m., Loveland Art Studios on Main, 529 Main Ave., Public invited to find out more about organization. Refreshments served. Free. Presented by Loveland Arts Council. 683-7283; Loveland.



Cream horn recipe offers different filling choices Life here on our little patch of heaven is never boring. We were splitting logs yesterday when I spied something hanging loosely curled in between two rows of wood. I was stacking more wood next to those rows and there it was: a snake. In less than 3 seconds, I shrieked, threw the wood from my arms onto the ground and bolted. My husband, Frank, who couldn’t hear the shriek over the wood splitter but did see me bolt, asked what was wrong. I pointed to the snake. He laughed – it wasn’t a snake at all but simply the skin. Made no difference to me. I can tolerate a lot of God’s creatures, but the snake or its skin is not one of them.

Pasta with clam sauce

For John, who wanted a recipe that doesn’t use white wine.

12 oz. linguine or spaghetti, cooked and kept warm 1 tablespoon minced garlic or more to taste 1 ⁄3 cup olive oil, or bit more if needed Red pepper flakes to taste 3-5 anchovies, chopped very fine 2 6.5 oz. cans clams with liquid Chopped fresh parsley or handful of spinach, chopped Parmesan cheese

Sauté garlic and red pepper flakes in olive oil over medium heat just until garlic is fragrant; don’t let it get dark and burn. Add anchovies and cook until they disintegrate. Add clams and simmer until slightly reduced. Pour over pasta and toss. Garnish with

parsley or greens and cheese.

Rita Heikenfeld


Classic custard cream filling

Gale Gand’s cream horns

I have worked with this Food Network star who specializes in baking. For all of you who wanted a bakery-type cream horn, you’ll like Gale’s recipe. If you don’t have cream horn metal cones, I’ve had readers use a package of sugar cones wrapped in foil. Some also make theirs with sturdy paper wrapped in foil. No matter what kind of cones you use, spray before wrapping with pastry. I’ve given several options for the filling.

Grease 8 cream horn metal cones. Cut the puff pastry into ½-inch wide strips. Starting at the point of the cone, wind the pastry around the cone, overlapping the layers slightly to cover the cone with a spiral of pastry. Freeze in an airtight container. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. When ready to bake, whisk egg with water and lightly brush pastry with egg wash. Shake powdered sugar all over the surfaces and place them, seam side down on a parchment paper-lined sheet pan.

⁄3 cup sugar ¼ cup cornstarch 2 egg yolks 1 cup milk 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon vanilla

stroke development, personal safety, basic rescue information and how to develop healthy habits. Today Ruby excels on her swim team and her enthusiasm has even encouraged other classmates to join. “I love the way the water pushes past my face and I just glide through the water,” Ruby said. “If I’m going against a very good swimmer in a swim meet, my heart feels like it is thumping out of my chest and I wonder, ‘Am I going to do good?’ and then, well, I just swim.” On average, one out of four people learn to swim at their local Y. The Y’s Aquatics Programs serve more individuals than any other private organization in the area. The Y is focused on strengthening communities by working side-by-side with their neighbors, as exemplified by the partnership with CCPA. Through this partnership, students in kindergarten through fourth grade receive swim lessons at least once a week throughout the school year. Besides learning valuable swim safety lessons, children gain important life skills such as confidence and self esteem. This year, the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati hopes to raise more than $1.1 million by March 29. The Y counts on the generosity of

1 3.75 oz. instant French vanilla pudding 1¼ cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup whipped cream

Combine sugar, cornstarch, egg yolks and milk in top of a double boiler; stir well with a whisk. Cook over simmering water 8 to 10 minutes or until thickened, whisking constantly. Remove from heat; whisk in butter and vanilla. Pour custard into a bowl; place plastic wrap directly on top of custard to prevent a skin

Unlike many recipes, Rita’s pasta with clam sauce doesn’t use white wine. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

Prepare pudding mix according to package directions using 1¼ cup milk and vanilla, stirring until thickened. Chill. Fold in whipped cream. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

Bake about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool on the cones. Then remove and fill the cornucopias.

Gale’s whipped cream filling 1 cup cream 1 tablespoon sugar

Whip cream with sugar until stiff, then chill. Pipe into pastry. Garnish with cascading, cut-up fruit, then dust with powdered sugar.

Warm weather filling 1 cup Crisco 1 cup butter, softened 4 cups confectioners sugar 1½ tablespoons vanilla About 1 cup marshmallow cream

Cream Crisco and butter until fluffy. Gradually beat in confectioners sugar. Add vanilla and marshmallow cream, and beat until

YMCA campaigns to save lives with swimming class Each year, the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati conducts its Annual Support campaign in order to raise money, enabling them to present opportunities for all people to engage in activities that are platforms for life change. This year, one of the statistics the Y is using to convey the importance of the work it does in the community is that drowning is the second leading cause of death of children ages 1-14. Through donations made by the community, members and employees of the Y, people like Ruby Ford are able to learn to swim at their local YMCAs. Four years after Ruby first learned to swim at the Y, the sixth-grader is now the captain of her swim team. When she was in secondgrade Ruby was able to take swim lessons at the Carl H. Lindner YMCA, in the West End community, through her school, the Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy. This partnership, which allows more than 600 youth to learn important swim safety skills, is made possible in part by funds raised through the Y’s Annual Support campaign. When Ruby entered the program in the secondgrade, she had no swimming experience. Through the swim lessons at the Y Ruby learned

Quick pudding cream filling



1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed (if you use Pepperidge Farm pastry, which comes two to a box, thaw both of them just in case) 1 egg 1 teaspoon water Powdered sugar in a shaker

from forming. Chill at least two hours.

its members and the community to help people of all ages and from all walks of life to be more confident, healthy, connected and secure. Funds raised during the Annual Support campaign will support scholarships for sports programs, summer camp, aquatics and membership. To learn more about how you can support the Y’s cause, please contact Josephine McKenrick at 362-2030 or jmckenrick@cincinnatiy

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Saint Gertrude seniors hit their stride

Saint Gertrude Church has something special taking place within one of its more than 50 ministries. The “Fun Bunch,” a group of seniors in the parish, gathers regularly for fellowship and education. Whether they are meeting for lunch, hosting a guest speaker, or off on an outing, these dynamic parishioners are having a great time. Co-chairperson Pat Schoo, who is also a parishioner, talks about the group’s history: “The Fun Bunch started

in 1988 with several senior citizens meeting with the pastor of St. Gertrude Church, (The Rev.) Vincent Wiseman, in the parish center for lunch and a program. We were so fortunate to have wonderful friends who volunteered to be the first leaders of our group. “Regrettably, some of them have passed away. People like Peg DeCenso and her sister Betty McLaughlin were two of the first leaders we had and Irene Wahl prepared the

Members of the St. Gertrude Fun Bunch gather before boarding a bus to Springboro's La Comedia to see "A Christmas Carol." PROVIDED lunch we enjoyed for years by cooking and baking it in her home. Terry Sullivan did the finances for awhile and his wife, Bea Sullivan, was an original member as well. We miss them very

much. “Then, Joyce Meiners, who has been a parishioner for over 56 years, and started the preparations for the Day of Reflection held each March during Lent,

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Marge DeNoma, who came to meetings with Ruth Norris (parishioner for 61 years) and Rita Bagent and would go on many day trips with us. “The Day of Reflection was later lead by Rosemary Reyland (since deceased) along with assistance from Mary Ann Stevenson, Loretta Holden and Dolores Brandstetter. Peg DeCenso returned to leadership of the group in 2000 and remained until 2005.”

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Healthy Visions receives $30,000 grant Healthy Visions, a 26year-old education based non- profit that instructs youth on life issues, through a program called Safe Teen, is one of two agencies in Southwest Ohio awarded Ohio Department of Healthy (ODH) Title V money to educate junior high and high school students on at-risk behaviors. Healthy Visions will receive $75,000 annually for four years. According to Carole Adlard, executive director, ‘The mission of Healthy Visions is to decrease at-risk behavior in teens by empowering and equipping youth with the skills and knowledge necessary to make healthy choices. “Due to the Internet, teens are constantly inundated with images of sex, violence, drugs and alcohol. Today’s youth also have increasingly unstable home lives. During the vulnerable teenage years, young people can easily follow a destructive path, without adequate awareness, advice and knowledge,” Adlard said. Healthy Visions’ aim is to prevent, reduce and modify behaviors that can lead to teen pregnancy, addictions, sexually transmitted diseases, violence,

Healthy Visions board members show off their $30,000 grant check. From left, front: Ned and Sue Bruns (Symmes Township), Kathy Bernard (Indian Hill), Jared Bunn (Pleasant Ridge), Carole Adlard (Montgomery), Michelle Rowland (Kenwood), Cynthia Bayliss(Mount Lookout), Russell Proctor (Norwood); on steps, Heather Campbell (Covington), Diane Decker (Wyoming) and Carol Rountree (Loveland).

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side of sex, relationship and dating, and emotional sex and what I wish I had known in high school.” Safe Teen is a week-long in-school presentation or students ages 12-18 addressing issues as sex, drugs, alcohol, dating violence, cyber bullying, abuse, harassment, rape, molestation, depression, cutting, negative selfthoughts, and eating disorders. It focuses on prevention, education, and the potential consequences regarding these issues. Adlard said, ‘Following the in-school program, ongoing help and guidance is available to students through Facebook and email .”


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INDIAN HILL Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Phone 513-561-6805 Fax 513-561-0894 Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am

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

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Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church 8000 Miami Ave. 513-791-4470 LENTEN ACTIVITIES/EVENTS • Prayer & Communion Monday-Friday, 8:30 am • Wednesday Meals (soup/salad) 5:30 pm - Fellowship Hall • Maundy Thursday Worship April 5, 7:00 pm • Good Friday Community Ecumenical Service, 12 noon, at Covenant First Presby.Church

An English tea event planned for March 24

The Woman’s Art Club Foundation presents it fourth annual English Tea 3-5 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at “The Barn,” 6980 Cambridge Ave., Mariemont. The English Tea will include sweets, scones, and tea sandwiches surrounded by the “Just Add Water” gallery show and the music of Nancy Clark, playing her Celtic harp. The committee is led by Mariemont residents and “Barn” admirers Josephine Gately and Jane Coffee. Gately is English by birth; she grew up in Derbyshire. Coffee grew to love England through travels there. Jan Boone, Tea chairwoman and Foundation

president, said the event will be sponsored by the J.S. Gold Foundation. “This is a tremendous boost to our bottom line and allows us to have some creative fun with the guests,” Boone said. This year some new authentic recipes have been selected by Gately and Coffee, including raspberry Bakewell slice cake and Martinstown orange sponge cake. Two traditional teas will be poured. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Reservations are required. For more information call 272-3700 or go online to for registration information.

Town Hall Series presents columnist Amy Dickinson Montgomery Woman’s Club’s Town Hall Lecture Series continues March 21 and March 22 with "Ask Amy: A Conversation with Amy Dickinson.” Named in 2003 by the Chicago Tribune as successor to Ann Landers, Amy Dickinson writes a syndicated newspaper advice column, “Ask Amy.” Her column appears daily in more than 100 newspapers. She authored the 2009 New York Times bestseller, “The Mighty Queens of Freeville,” which draws from her childhood spent on a dairy farm and from her self-described “hilarious” family. Her journalism career

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RELIGION Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church

Now registering for Parent’s Morning Out on Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon for the 2012-2013 school year. During the program, children are engaged in Bible stories, crafts, games, music and playtime with friends in a safe and fun, nurturing Christian environment. Open to children ages 1-5 years. Annual tuition is $510 for one child (based on $15/day) and $850 for two children (based on $25 a day). Registration forms are online at http://www.armstrongchapel .org/childrenfamilies/ preschool.html. Contact Jennifer Hock at for more information or to schedule a visit. Armstrong will host Lenten dinners and reflections Wednesdays, March 14 and March 21. Gathering at 5:30 p.m., dinners (catered by Funky’s) at 6 p.m., and reflections at 7 p.m. by Dr.

Jason Vickers, author and associate professor at United Theological Seminary in Dayton. The topics will be “Connecting with God Through Prayer: Attentiveness to God,” and “Connecting with God Through Prayer: Watching and Waiting When God Seems Absent.” Cost is $10/adult, $5/ages 6 through 12, free/under 6 years, $30 maximum/family. Nursery care will be available at 7 p.m. as well as Veggie Tale movies for older children. RSVPs must be received by the Mondays before the dinners . Call the church. On Sunday, April 1, join us for lunch, followed by family gifts to help focus on Holy Week, and an Easter Egg Hunt for children age 1 to fourth-grade. All are welcome. The church is at 5125 Drake Road; 561-4220;

Church of God of Prophecy

The church hosts Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship is at 11

a.m. Sundays. Bible Study is at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The church is at 8105 Beech Ave., Deer Park; 793-7422.

Epiphany United Methodist Church

The church is having a workshop for blended families. Join Meg King, a certified stepfamily coach through the National Stepfamily Foundation ( for this six-week workshop for blended families. Christian values and behaviors will be the underlying foundation of this course and will help guide couples through the ups and downs of this unique stepfamily dynamic. The workshop will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Feb. 23. For information or to register, e-mail King at The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 677-9866.

Good Shepherd Catholic Church

The church has Roman Catholic Mass with contemporary music Sundays at 4 p.m. The Mass draws worshipers of all ages. Come early to get acquainted with the new songs which begin at 3:45 p.m. Stay after Mass on the first Sunday of each month for food, fun, and fellowship. The church is at 8815 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 503-4262.

The church is located at 8136 Wooster Pike, Columbia Town-



WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN Please join us for an informative workshop offered by Jennifer Reigle, Financial Advisor, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

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This workshop will address the financial, legal and family issues of divorce in a logical way with guidance from professionals, including a Financial Advisor, a Family Law Attorney and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst.*

Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. Dress is casual.

Wednesday, March 21, 11:30 to 1:00 – lunch provided Saturday, March 24, 8:30 to noon – breakfast provided The Towers of Kenwood, 8044 Montgomery Rd, Kenwood. These workshops are free but you must have a reservation to attend. Please contact Jennifer Reigle at 513-985-2172 or by email:

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NKU trumpeter to perform at Madeira church March 18 Raquel Rodriguez will bring her trumpeting

prowess to Madeira for a concert at St. Paul Com-

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3 p.m. Sunday, March 18. The versatile artist will perform a variety of styles – baroque, classical and romantic – in a concert that will also feature a double trumpet concerto with Andrea Adams. No admission will be charged for the concert at St. Paul, 8221 Miami

Road, but an offering will be taken. For more information, contact the church at (513) 891-8181. Since 2009 Rodriguez has been assistant professor and coordinator of brass studies at Northern Kentucky University.

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Jennifer D. Nunn, 39, 204 Highland St., speed, Feb. 14. Jacqueline M. Brock, 21, 8214 Wooster Pike, speed, Feb. 14. Terry D. Dammeyer, 50, 9040 Spooky Ridge Lane, speed, Feb. 14. Juvenile, 16, speed, Feb. 14. Juvenile, 17, speed, Feb. 15. Sandra L. Haas, 62, 2653 Mendova Lane, speed, Feb. 15. Arna Fisher, 53, 2635 Section Road, speed, Feb. 15. Randy M. Stover, 22, 400 University Lane, annual registration, Feb. 17. Neal E. Bedwell, 34, 3665 Nantucket Drive, speed, Feb. 18. Mary G. Behrie, 74, 13 Spring Hill Drive, speed, Feb. 18.

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Indian Hill Rangers, Chief Chuck Schlie, 561-7000 Nicholas A. Burroughs, 32, 7986 Camner Ave., speed/ driving under influence, open container, Feb. 18. Elizabeth Digiandomenico, 46, 4089 Maxwell Drive, speed, Feb. 19. Anne W. Pollitt, 52, 2682 Cypress Way, speed, Feb. 19. Juvenile, 17, speed, Feb. 20. Jeremy A. Louis, 34, 1015 Artwood Drive, speed, Feb. 22. Vince N. Coogan, 21, 2303 Ohio 28, driving under influence, drug

abuse, Feb. 22. Anthony R. Estrada, 26, 605 Loveland Miamiville Road, speed, driving under influence, Feb. 23. Jessica George, 27, 6391 Clough Pike No. 1, disorderly conduct, Feb. 26.

Incidents/investigations Disorderly conduct Person refused to leave at 6530 Adams Ave., Feb. 26. Domestic dispute At Given Road, Feb. 20.


It’s the little things that count. Whether it’s Chef Jeff knowing my favorite dessert or the names of my grandkids, it’s all part of the special relationships we build here at Marjorie P. Lee. And I know that if my health care needs or my financial situation change, I’ll still have a place to call home — where the people really know and care about me. After all, that’s part of the “not-for-profit difference.” To hear more from Claire, visit For your personal tour, call Michelle LaPresto at 513.533.5000. Jeff Wyder, staff member since 2009 Claire Peters, resident since 2004

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