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Home alarms being upgraded in Indian Hill

By Jeanne Houck

A security company has begun replacing circa 1970s radioalarm equipment in homes with new hardware to be monitored by the Rangers. It is expected to take Koorsen Fire & Security as long as two years to make the transition in more than 1,000 homes in Indian Hill. Koorsen already has set up a new monitoring system at the InMinneci dian Hill Rangers Police Department at 6525 Drake Road and police are receiving alarms from homeowners first to get connected. “The all-new alarm receiving and monitoring hardware has been installed and tested at the Rangers station and certified for use,” said Indian Hill City Manager Dina Minneci. “The Rangers have received training on the operation of the equipment.” Mike Aaron, Indian Hill’s technology manager, will be writing frequent updates about the transition in the Indian Hill Bulletin at the village’s website at “With over1,000 homes needing the new radio equipment

Indian Hill Police Department Dispatcher Denise Burkert has a new screen to monitor. It's connected to a new home-alarm system that links residences to the Rangers.PROVIDED

there will be an 18- to 24-month transition period,” Aaron said. “If you have already signed up for the new system it still may be several months before you are contacted for the installation. “Please be assured that the old monitoring system will be in operation until all residents that

are interested in being converted are on the new system,” Aaron said. Indian Hill has had a radio alarm-monitoring system linking homes with the Rangers for more than 40 years. Village residents will pay more to participate in the upgraded system.

Residents will pay: » For up-to-date radio-alarm equipment in their homes. Residents already in the alarm-monitoring program will not be able to use their current radio equipment. » For a home-security system with an alarm panel that can be linked to the new radio

equipment. Residents already in the alarm-monitoring program may be able to use their current panels if they are compatible with the new radio equipment. Homeowners can buy radio equipment and alarm panels from Koorsen, which is based in Blue Ash, or from other security companies that sell compatible equipment. Indian Hill residents already participating in the alarm-monitoring program can buy up-todate home equipment from Koorsen for $495 plus installation, or lease it for $16.95 a month. » A monthly monitoring fee to the Rangers of $11, which is what residents have been paying for the old program. » A monthly subscriber fee to Koorsen of $10, which will replace the $1.75 monthly fee being collected by another company to maintain the old alarmmonitoring equipment at the Rangers’ station. Koorsen will use some of the subscriber fees to maintain and improve equipment at Indian Hill police headquarters. For more about your community, visit . Get regular Indian Hill updates by signing up for our email newsletter. Visit

Drive a horse? There’s a class for that By Jeanne Houck

Do you know it is best to approach horses slowly and from the front because they see things differently than do humans? Do you know that “ground driving” involves walking behind horses and steering them with lines? How about that you need a variety of brushes to groom horses because some parts of the animal are more sensitive than others? You can learn all that and more by attending a two-day “Introduction to Horse Driving” class in March at Turner Farm, a nonprofit working organic farm and education center at 7400 Given Road in Indian Hill. The class is for people at least 14 years old and will be conducted: » 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 29. » 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 30.

Turner Farm teamster Vanessa Caruso of Indian Hill will teach the class with the help of the farm’s Belgian draft horses. The horses range in height from about 15 to 17 hands and in weight from about 1,500 to 1,800 pounds. Nevertheless, Caruso said, the horses “are well-behaved and respond well to people.” Caruso will teach basic horse safety and grooming, harnessing and ground driving single horses and teams of horses plus hitching horses to wagons and driving them. While no horse experience is necessary, people who attended Caruso’s last class either owned horses or did in the past, she said. “My students were interested in learning about driving horses with the hopes that they could drive with their own horses some day,” Caruso said. “It is a really fun weekend, and could be something to do simply for the unique experience.” What’s the attraction of

Megan Gambrill, of Milford, crop production manager at Turner Farm, strikes a pose with draft horse Ruby.JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

farming with horses as opposed to machines? “Farming with horses is quieter than a tractor, so you can hear the birds chirping,” Caruso said. “You have to stay much more engaged with your work then sitting on a tractor and pushing



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a pedal. “With horses’ hooves, you create much less compaction on your fields than tractor tires,” Caruso said. “You don’t have diesel smoke in your face and you’ve always got a friend out in the field with you.”

The class costs $175, said Mary Joseph of Madeira, an educator at Turner Farm. To register, call 561-7400 or email For more about your community, visit .

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Pfeiffer/Montgomery project moving forward By Marika Lee

Montgomery City Council recently passed a resolution and four ordinances as part of the project to alleviate traffic congestion at the Montgomery and Pfeiffer roads intersection. The project will create two adjacent left-turn lanes from Pfeiffer Road onto Montgomery Road, add a right-turn lane into Bethesda North Hospital and sidewalks from Radabaugh Drive to Bethesda on Montgomery Road. The project, through the Ohio Department of Transportation, is estimated to cost $552,145, Councilman Craig Margolis said. But, thanks to two grant programs the actual cost to the city could be

significantly less. The council passed a resolution allowing City Manager Wayne Davis to file for a $255,000 grant from ODOT and a $200,000 grant from Ohio Development Services Agency, Margolis said. “It is great anytime we can get infrastructure work done for 18 cents on the dollar,” Mayor Todd Steinbrink said, thanking the Public Works Department for researching and finding the grants. Public Works Director Brian Riblet said the grants will be reviewed this month. Margolis said the city anticipates receiving both grants. The council adopted an ordinance to amend appropriations for current expenses because of how the grant funds will decrease the construction cost.

For the project, the city had to receive transfers of private property owned by Bethesda North Hospital and Church of the Saviour, 8005 Pfeiffer Road. Council accepted the transfers from both entities at the meeting. The city also approved an ordinance allowing cityowned property that is currently part of Pfieffer Park to have a road built on it. Council agreed to suspend the rules of council so the ordinances could become law in 30 days instead of the usual 90 days. Law Director Terry Donnellon said council does not usually suspend the rules, but made an exception to speed up the construction, which the city has been discussing with ODOT since 2010. Donnellon said Bethes-

da and Church of the Saviour were both cooperative, but the transfer process was very slow. “We are not paying for any of the property. In exchange we are going to survey their lots so they don’t have to do that process themselves,” Donnellon said. All the ordinances passed unanimously. The project is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2014 and be completed in the spring of 2015.

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The project is to mirror the expansion by ODOT of Interstate 71 at Pfeiffer Road, which will add an extra right lane to I-71 between the Pfeiffer Road exit and Interstate 275. That project began in January 2013 and its original completion date was in

October. The project was delayed by problems with sign design and cold weather. Davis said construction on the project will restart on March 17, weather permitting, and is scheduled to be complete on April 16.


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Real estate agent uses drones to sell homes By Marika Lee

Though the word “drone” is usually associated with the military, for a Montgomery real estate agent it is a hobby and new way to show houses. “Drones have been used for military reasons for 20 to 30 years, but in

the last five years costs are coming down,” said Derek Tye, president of The Tye Group, adding it has increased their popularity. In the last two years, the real estate industry has started to use drones. The practice is most popular in California. After hearing about

drones being used for home tours out west, Tye bought a remote control helicopter, attached a GoPro camera to it and started making videos from the sky of properties he was selling. The helicopter tours are a way to show more of the property than a regular tour, Tye said as he

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mostly for cliff-side homes to get a view from all sides, Tye has used his helicopter to show potential buyers the whole neighborhood or large properties. “It’s also useful for land with many acres that is wooded or that has steep ravines that are not walkable or drivable,” The Tye Group office manager Claudia Hrinda said in an email, adding it was an easier way to show all of a multiple-acre horse farm that is being sold in Okeana. The Federal Aviation Administration restricted drones from being used for commercial purposes until 2012, when a federal law was enacted to allow for more uses. Restrictions on someone flying a model aircraft, such as Tye, are rather simple. The model aircraft is not allowed to go more than 400 feet in the air and should not be

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flown around noise-sensitive areas, such as schools and hospitals, according to the FAA. A model aircraft can range in price from $300 to $1,000. Restrictions on larger drones, which can have the same wing span as a Boeing 747 and can fly up to 50,000 feet, are stricter. Tye said he has started to get requests from sellers for him to make a video for their property. Tye said he was contacted by students in the Anderson High School Theatre Department, who saw his videos on YouTube. Tye made a video representing a mouse being carried across a field by a bird for their production of “Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh.” Tye said he enjoys being a part of the emergence of drones in commercial industries and discovering their many uses. “I’m excited about the technology and it is fun to try something new in the industry,” he said.

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Indian Hill students get ‘taste’ of real world of eating large amounts of processed foods and the increased risk of cancer from foods that use chemicals and preservatives. A sprinkling of all natural granola a day over yogurt, applesauce, sliced bananas is a way to combat the lingering of toxins in the body and remove these cancer producing elements. After tasting the granola and being shown two potential packages for the new flavor, the students filled out an on line survey to provide input. The results of the survey will be used to develop packaging characters and names. McCabes rewarded the students with T-shirts for filling out the sur-

Indian Hill High School Juniors and Seniors got a “taste” of real world business marketing through their teacher Susan Schonauer’s Class as they conducted a focus group to select packaging for local company McCabes Granolas new products. A total 126 students sampled the McCabes new line of Hi Lo Granola, (high protein, low fat granola), and learned about the importance of good digestive health and eating right. The students were amazed to find out that many commercial granolas use bugs and bones for sources of protein in their cereals, but McCabes was using golden pea protein. They also learned of the dangers

vey. McCabes is owned and operated by a local family, in fact two sons Jameson and Michael who are managers in the company graduated from Indian Hill High School. Their granola can be found in Kroger stores in the natural food aisle as well as many specialty stores in the region. Susan Muth, President of McCabes said “It was a beneficial day for all. McCabes will be able to use the data from the survey and the students were extremely interested to ask questions about real world marketing that they can apply their studies to.”

Indian Hill High School marketing students sport T-shirts given to them by McCabes for filling out a survey after tasting the company's granola and giving input on two potential packages for a new flavor. THANKS TO SUSAN MUTH

CCD captures record awards in competition

The Ursuline Dance Team performed in 2014 Sugar Bowl. THANKS TO SALLY NEIDHARD

Ursuline Dance Team performs at Sugar Bowl, wins Spirit Award The Ursuline Dance Team participated in the 2014 Sugar Bowl Halftime Show and received the 2014 Sugar Bowl Spirit Award. Twenty-eight Ursuline students and one alumna performed in the Sugar Bowl halftime show. The 700 performers for the show were made up of 48 teams representing 23 states. The Sugar Bowl Spirit Award is the only team award given. It is presented to the team which best embodies the definition of sportsmanship by positively representing their school and showing an overall enthusiasm and respect for the performing arts at the Allstate Sugar Bowl. “We are very proud of the young women on our dance team,” Diane Redmond, Ursuline athletic director, said. “It is a great accomplishment to participate in this event, and to be recognized with the Spirit Award is a testament to their hard work and positive attitudes. They’re a great representation of Ursuline values.” The Ursuline Dance Team is led by head coach Brenda Elmore of Loveland


» Anna Frazier of Indian Hill is on the fall dean’s list at Marquette University. She is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in biomedical sciences. » Thomas McClure of Indian Hill is on the fall semester dean’s list at Georgia Institute of Technology.

President’s list

Evan Patrick Frabell of Indian Hill is on the president’s list for the fall semester at Eastern Kentucky University. Frabell is a senior pre-RN, pre-nursing major.

and assistant coach Stacey Lesher. The students who participated in the Sugar Bowl are: Erica Behrens ’15 of Anderson Township, Danielle Brinkmann ’16 of Liberty Township, Lindsey Clemmons ’16 of Maineville, Amelia Dahm ’16 of Mason, Kate Debbane ’17 of Hamilton, Monica Dornoff ’16 of Sharonville, Danielle Driscoll ’15 of West Chester Township, Tiffany Elmore ’15 of Loveland, Hanna Geisler ’14 of Indian Hill, Maria Geisler ’15 of Indian Hill, Maddie George ’16 of Mason, Alden Gerstner ’16 of West Chester Township, Lauren Grafton ’16 of Montgomery, Grace Hellmann ’16 of Hyde Park, Lily Hofstetter ’16 of Hyde Park, Maddie Johnson ’14 of Liberty Township, Katie MacVittie ’17 of Montgomery, Megan McShane ’16 of Mason, Becca Mefford ’15 of Amelia, Angie Pan ’13 of Evendale, Chrissy Pan ’15 of Evendale, Madi Rinaldi ’16 of Blue Ash, Elysia Ruiz ’16 of Mason, Melani Seilkop ’17 of Fairfield, Audrey Seminara ’15 of Mason, Macy Sigward ’16 of Mason, Maria Ventura ’16 of Mason, Emma Vickers ’15 of Loveland, and Jennifer Welch ’15 of Blue Ash.

URSULINE HONOR ROLL These Indian Hill Journal-area students made the second quarter honor roll at Ursuline Academy:

SENIORS First honors

Samantha Fry, Zenab Saeed, Marisa Seremet, Caroline Berger


Caroline Greiwe, Elisabeth Jung, Caroline Kirk, Mary McGraw, Meredith Schmitt, Abigail Wellens


Mary Alf, Jordan Fry, Rachel Jung, Courtney Ruehlmann, Azl Saeed, Lily Schmitt


Elizabeth Castrucci, Sara Reddy, Macaira Berger

Country Day students set a record when they captured 17 Gold Keys in the Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards competition. J.C. Vogt was awarded eight of those Gold Keys. Winning eight Gold Medals is a first anyone associated with the competition can recall. The eight images will travel to New York City for national judging. Regional point people for Scholastic can't recall one student receiving eight Gold Keys. Gold Key recipients are: Mayme Acklen, Kelsey Bardach, Marissa Cornist, JC Vogt (8 images), Danielle Mangat, Mackenzie Patterson, Casey Pfister, Connor Foushee, Gusty Pohlman,

Torayye Waite. Silver Key winners are: Maddi Elkin, Jennifer Gonzales, Jessica Hall (2 images), Margaret Hodson, Lindsey Jarrell (2 images), Grace Krammer, Charlotte Ward, Torayye Waite. Honorable mention goes to: Mantero MorenoCheek (3 images), JC Vogt, Brooks Warner, Allie Wooden (2 images), Lauren Wiley, Allison Brinkman, Danielle Mangat, Gusty Pohlman (2 images), Torayye Waite, Mayme Acklen, Sonia Bhati, Marissa Cornist (2 images), Maddi Elkin, Wyatt Fletcher, Connor Foushee, Jennifer Gonzales, Jessica Hall (2 images), Margaret Hodson, Lindsey Jarrell (2 images), Grace Krammer.

Congratulations to all of the students! Regional Gold Key winners will be judged on the national level. National medalists will be announced March 17. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the most prestigious competition in the United States. Past winners include Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, and Richard Avedon. The competition is more than90 years old. The competition recognizes the exceptional vision of our nation’s youth, and provides a singular opportunity for students to be noticed for their creative talents. The Awards received 230,000 original works from students during its 2013 program year.

Kay Geiger, Tiffany Wilson, Dr. Amy Mechley, Megan Johns, Sharon Redmond and Rosie Red with Ursuline Academy students celebrating the Go Red for Women kickoff. THANKS TO SALLY NEIDHARD

Ursuline goes red for women On Friday, Feb. 7, National Wear Red Day, Ursuline hosted the Go Red For Women kickoff. Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s nationwide campaign to raise awareness that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. This is the first time that the kickoff has been held at a school, and Ursuline welcomed Kay Geiger, president of PNC Bank, 2014 chairwoman of Go Red for Women, and Ursuline past parent; Tiffany Wilson, Ursuline graduate, class of 2003, and Local12 News morning co-host; Dr. Amy Mechley, from The Christ Hospital Health Network; Megan Johns, American Heart Association spokesperson and heart attack survivor; and Rosie Red from the Cincinnati Reds. The kickoff included a presentation from Geiger, Wilson, Mechley and Johns on the importance of heart health awareness at a young age. Mechley discussed the increase in heart attacks and heart disease in the last 100 years, and also dis-

cussed the fact that many causes of heart disease are preventable. All speakers emphasized the fact that early education and action are keys to prevention. “Learning about heart health at an early age is an easy step to take right now,” Geiger said. “But more importantly, working to maintain a healthy heart, and talking to your friends about how they can maintain a healthy heart – leading the change in heart health – that is what Ursuline women do.” Following the presentations, students visited a health fair in Ursuline’s gym. Displays included CPR training, blood pressure screenings, and defibrillator demonstrations. Students were also encouraged to wear a red top along with their uniforms skirts, and donate a dollar to the American Heart Association in order to be in casual dress. “This is a great day at Ursuline and a great opportunity for every student here,” Ursuline President Sharon Redmond said.



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By Scott Springer

Moeller’s Tre’ Hawkins tries to get the ball past mid-court against Trotwood-Madison’s Patwaun Hudson during their OHSAA Division I boys regional championship March 14 at Cintas Center. The Rams ended the Crusaders’ season with a 62-61 win. Moeller finished 24-2.JEFF SWINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS

totals show Moeller winning the battle of the boards 45-29, but turning the ball over a costly 22 times. Trotwood Madison’s Bennett led with 22 points, with his two key three-balls to tie coming in the final 120 seconds. Mack attempted just two shots

from the arc and made the one that counted. “Late in the game their press got a few turnovers and they hit a few threes,” Kremer said. “Even the last play, we didn’t let Bennett get a touch. There was a deflected ball that rolled out to a guy and he makes a shot.

The basketball gods are cruel.” Fouls were nearly even with Moeller committing 23 to Trotwood’s 22, but the fast and frantic action down the stretch took an emotional toll on the Crusaders and their fans. “I think overall for the great part of the game, the officiating was very good,” Kremer said. “I want to say it’s human nature to officiate the run. I think they got some critical calls in the run back at us.” Leading Moeller was senior Jack Anton with 21 points and 14 rebounds. Fellow senior Tre’ Hawkins had 13 points and junior Nate Fowler had 12 points and led all rebounders with 15. Blanketed again by the opposition’s best defensive player, senior Grant Benzinger finished with nine points and four rebounds. Senior Adam Gigax, Benzinger and Fowler all collected four fouls on the difficult evening. “I have no answers for them,” Kremer said. “We’re going to miss those kids and what they’re about and how they represent our school. That’s as crushed a locker room as I’ve ever been around.” Moeller finishes the season 24-2. The loss marked the final games for seniors Hawkins, Anton, Benzinger, Gigax, Gus Ragland, Logan Malone, Austin Morrow and Trey Stacey. Returning from this season’s roster will be juniors Fowler, Noah Able, Chris Bucher, Kurtis Hoffman, Kevin Kerley, Brad Munz and Grant Pitman.

Former Bearcat Miller walk-on helps Indian Hill hoops By Scott Springer

INDIAN HILL — For the seventh-straight season, the Indian Hill High School boys basketball team had a winning campaign. In the tightly-contested Cincinnati Hills League, the 2014 Braves were 10-4 and 14-9 overall. Often seated next to head coach Tim Burch is an assistant some fans may recognize. He’s helped Burch in recent years and has been an inspiration to many players at Indian Hill. Now 27 years old, Branden Miller went from leading Indian Hill to a league championship and a 20-2 record to playing for the University of Cincinnati. While being recruited by a number of small colleges, Miller instead walked on at UC in 2005 when Andy Kennedy was serving as interim coach after the resignation of Bob Huggins. “I grew up a huge UC fan, so I couldn’t turn that opportunity down,” Miller said. The CHL Player of the Year his senior year, Miller played in 12 games during the 2005-06 season. His first basket came against Tennessee Tech; he made a three-pointer against Georgetown and played six minutes in UC’s NIT quarterfinal loss to South Carolina. The Bearcats lost 65-62 that night, Kennedy departed for Ole Miss and Mick Cronin was named new head coach. As then-president Dr. Nancy Zimpher had prohibited Kennedy from recruiting, Cronin was greeted at his press

conference by what was left of the team; returning forward Cedric McGowan, Hurricane evacuee/transfer Ronald Allen, future NFL player Connor Barwin and walk-on Miller. Based on necessity, Miller’s playing time increased as the team had little or no college experience. “The people of Cincinnati were not used to that,” Miller said. “We were all new guys. I was trying to be a leader to the other guys with not much experience.” Miller scored most of his college points during that sophomore season with 19. “We needed bodies,” Miller said. “We had all of the junior college guys and Mick put in the guys he trusted. I was doing anything to prove I was that guy.” The former Indian Hill guard played on teams under Cronin that finished 11-19, 13-19 and 18-14. Miller’s one postseason was his freshman year in the NIT with Kennedy. The Bearcats since made the NIT in 2010 and will be making their fourth straight NCAA tournament this month. “Mick’s done a great job to get it back,” Miller said. “He’s done a great job consistently putting out a good team. Obviously, they struggle to score from time to time, but they always defend.” For his efforts, Miller was honored with a Senior Day jersey in a frame in 2009 and graduated in June of that year. “I can’t trade it in for anything,” Miller said. “It was priceless. You could offer me all the money in the world and


Moeller’s March ends at Cintas Center EVANSTON — Moeller High School’s aspirations to play at the Schottenstein Center were ended several miles down the road at Xavier’s Cintas Center on March 14 by Trotwood Madison. Trailing 44-30 going to the third quarter, the Rams put on a furious full-court fourth and outscored Moeller 32-17. Forward Dazhontae Bennett hit a pair of treys under the twominute mark to tie the game. In the final minute, Moeller went up, Trotwood tied, then Tre’ Hawkins made a pair of free throws to put the Crusaders up 61-59 with :21 to go. Trotwood Madison then worked the ball around and got a last shot on a tap-out. Ironically, it was a guard named Chris Mack at Xavier who won it for the Rams with a top-of-the-key three-pointer with 2.3 seconds left. Moeller had two inbound plays from there, but the game ended with Grant Benzinger’s half-court three-ball missing giving the Rams had the 62-61 win and a regional championship. “Give them great credit, they made the plays they had to make,” Moeller coach Carl Kremer said. “I thought we controlled the entire game, but we didn’t get it closed.” Even at the two-minute mark, the Crusaders had a sixpoint lead and a decisive rebounding advantage. The final


CCD tennis good, getting better with freshmen By Mark D. Motz

INDIAN HILL — Cincinnati Country Day finished 1-2 in the Division II state singles tournament last season, as then-sophomore Asher Hirsch beat thenjunior Patrick Wildman for the Ohio title. “They’re not looking at their trophy case,” said head coach Matt Detkas. “They’re out there working hard to keep getting better.” Both return for an Indians team that may have gotten even better than last year’s squad. In fact, despite their lofty finishes last year, there’s no guarantee Hirsch and Wildman will end the season as the top two players. An influx of talented freshmen has upped the ante for everyone on the team. Among the newcomers is J.J. Wolf - younger brother of Danielle Wolf, who was third in the state singles tournament for the CCD girls in the fall - with a No. 3 national age-group ranking. Kevin Yu is one of the top 15 age-group players in the state. And Shaheel Migra rounds out the freshman trio. Juniors Keith Tholke and Will Cohen return and will likely keep their second doubles positions. “Our returning players are excellent,” Detkas said. “It’s nice to have the top of the lineup and the second singles set so we can mix in the new guys and see where they fit. That’s our biggest challenge early on, just establishing who will play where. Believe me, I know it’s a good problem to have.” Detkas said expectations are rightfully high this season. “A team title (in the coaches association state tournament) is our main goal,” he said. “We’ve never won it as a team. We were third last year and the year before. We’re really shooting for multiple titles. Singles, doubles, team. We’re looking at some of the great teams in Cincinnati history and trying to match them. “But the thing we talk about every day, more than anything else, is just get better every day. If you focus too much on outcome goals you’ll lose your mind.” CCD opens the season in the road April 1 at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy before hosting Seven Hills April 3. The Indians stay in the Miami Valley Conference with an April 8 home match against Summit Country Day before heading south to the Louisville St. Xavier Jamboree April 11 and 12.

Branden Miller of UC drives to the basket against Howard at Fifth Third Arena in coach Mick Cronin’s inaugural year of 2006.FILE PHOTO

I’d still take that experience.” Currently, the 6-foot-4 Miller works at Heidelberg Distributing and enjoys helping out his high school alma mater

during the winter. He even dusts off the sneakers during the offseason to give the Braves a different look from time to time.

Cincinnati Country Day senior Patrick Wildman returns as a two-time state runner up in singles for the Indians.FILE PHOTO



Indian Hill’s lacrosse team runs in memory of Caroline McKay By Scott Springer

INDIAN HILL — Indian Hill’s boys lacrosse participated in the Heart Mini-Marathon again March16 and raised more than $5,000 in honor of teammates and families fighting heart disease. With 77 participants, they again ran in memory of Carolina McKay, who died in 2011 from complications of heart disease. The team also supports the Carolina McKay Foundation and American Heart Association by wearing “CM Heart” socks designed by her son, former Indian Hill

Braves player Ian McKay. Ian’s father, Tim McKay, is the new Indian Hill head coach. Part of the money raised by selling the “CM Heart” socks funds two college scholarships given to the male and female lacrosse player the best demonstrates community involvement through extracurriculars and sportsmanship. After preview action March 14-15 and the Heart Mini-Marathon, the Braves have the sticks out at home April 2 against Elder. A lacrosse preview will appear in the Indian Hill Journal next month.

Former Indian Hill lacrosse player Ian McKay displays his tattoo in honor of his mother, Carolina. THANKS TO LORI FOVEL/AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

Moeller’s Gaier retires as wrestling coach KENWOOD — After 29 years as head wrestling coach for Archbishop Moeller High School, Jeff Gaier has announced his retirement. “Jeff has had a long and distinguished career,” said Athletic Director Mike Asbeck in a statement to the faculty and staff, “and it is with great respect that I hope you can join me in thanking him for his service to our wrestling program. That being said, Jeff is not going anywhere,” he added. “Jeff will be staying on in his technology role and will be a sounding board for me and future coaches.” Gaier is director of Moeller’s Information Technology Center and was responsible for implementing Moeller’s oneto-one laptop program, which was initiated in 1995 and began in1998, becoming one of the first schools in the nation to use technology as a personal learning tool. In 2002, educational technology leader IBM selected

Moeller as a model program in technology education. At the 2014 GCL Championships, Moeller placed first out of 12 teams with 286.5 points. This was the 12th consecutive league title and the 21st in the last 22 years. The 21 titles represent the most in history of any member of the GCL. Six athletes were crowned as GCL Champions: Connor Borton (126), Stuart Morton (145), Austin Bohenek (160), Dean Meyer (182), Chalmer Frueauf (220), and Jack Meyer (285). Dean added his name to the very short list (4) of four-time GCL Champions. In Chalmer’s case, it was his third time on the winner’s stand. In the sectional championships, the Crusaders claimed the 18th title in the last 22 seasons with a team total of 278.5 points. Thirteen athletes moved on to the District. Three of them as No.1 seeds: Conner Ziegler (120), Connor Borton (126), and Dakota Sizemore (182).

Coach Jeff Gaier Wrestling Career Records Wrestling has been a varsity sport at Moeller for 51 years, and for the last 29 years the program has been led by Coach Gaier. His achievements include the following: State Championship Records • 3 State Runner-Up Team Titles: ’00, ’01, ’07 • 15 State Top-Ten Team finishes: ’92, ’00, ’01, ’03, ’04, ’05, ’06, ’07, ’08, ’09, ’10, ’11, ’12, ’13, ‘14 • 71 Individual State Placers – include 12 State Champions • 153 State Qualifiers District Records • 11 Team Championships: ’00,’01,’04,’05,’06,’07,’10, ’11,’12, ’13,‘14 • 48 Individual District Champions • 276 District Qualifiers Sectional Records • 18 Team Championships –’93,’95,’97,’98,’99,’00,’01,’02, ’04,’05,’06,’07,’08,’09,’11,’12,’13, ‘14 • 139 Individual Sectional Champions GCL Records • 21 League Championships in the Past 22 Years • 155 Individual GCL Champions City Poll: Since the 1992-93 season, Coach Gaier’s Wrestling Team has been ranked #1 for 21 of 22 times State Poll: Since the 1996-97 season, his teams ranked in the Top-10 in 16 of 17 seasons Dual Meet Record: 240-109 (.688) over the last 29 years OHSAA Award: In 1996-97, Coach Gaier was the first wrestling coach to receive the Sportsmanship, Ethics, and Integrity Award.

Indian Hill's lacrosse team again ran in the Heart Mini-Marathon in downtown Cincinnati this year. THANKS TO LORI FOVEL/AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

Success continued for the Crusaders in the district championships. There they won their fifth-consecutive team title and the school’s 11th in the last 15 years. A team total of 205.5 points was enough to outpace 41 other programs. Nine wrestlers advanced on to the state championships, three of them as district champs. Those No.1 seeds were sophomore Jacoby Ward (132) and seniors Dakota Sizemore (182) and Chalmer Frueauf (220), the seniors seeking back-toback state titles. Moeller came away with its 12th consecutive Top-10 finish in the team standings. Frueauf finished second. Ward battled his way back into contention after a very close second round loss to finish in fourth place. He was joined in that placement by seniors Quinton Rosser (170) and Sizemore. Senior Jerry Thornberry (195) came away with a sixth-place finish.

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Rising sewer rates present financial challenges

CH@TROOM Last week’s question Do you agree with the tactics recently used by Greenpeace activists at Procter & Gamble Co. headquarters in Downtown Cincinnati? Why or why not? “To me the actions of Greenpeace puts them in the same league as the Ku Klux Klan.”


“I do not agree with destruction of property without provocation. The Greenpeace organization sometimes goes too far in its support of the environmental and animal rights' causes. “Breaking windows or destroying property for the sake of a protest just brings attention by the media to the lawbreakers instead of the issue. This was a mistake by the protesters and allows them to be lumped in with hippies, draftdodgers, and other countercultural groups who most Americans don't understand.”


“Absolutely I agree with Greenpeace activists hanging banners at Procter & Gamble headquarters! Somebody has to step forward to make the world aware of rainforest and endangered animal destruction, and they have the courage and funds to do so when others do not. “I wholeheartedly applaud their successful effort to bring this destruction to light, as certainly Proctor & Gamble was not going to unless they were pushed to the edge, and they were. “What are we doing to our earth? Fracking a massive amount of acres, and no place to store the millions of gallons of dangerous chemicals used. Mountain tops disappearing in West Virginia, all to feed excessive energy demands. Coal sludge and chemicals being dumped in our waterways, shutting down entire communities' fresh water supplies. “And yes, rainforests worldwide disappearing at an alarming rate. Everyone should make a concerted effort to use less energy, as every light turned off and furnace turned down makes a difference. We have all seemed to forget that.”

Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes’ thought-provoking Feb 16 Cincinnati Enquirer column “Hamilton County is on the Road to Ruin” highlights valid fiscal concerns that warrant further comment. Dusty chronicles the unabated growth of property taxes Chris as the vehicle Monzel COMMUNITY PRESS for subsidizing an array of GUEST COLUMNIST public services and investment along with the burden placed on residents and ratepayers from mandated projects such as capital improvements to the Municipal Sewer District as well as restoration of iconic buildings like Union Terminal and replacement of the Brent Spence Bridge I don’t agree with Dusty’s dire assessment that our future mirrors Detroit, however, I do agree that rising Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) rates present growing financial challenges to Hamilton County property owners while also threatening businesses and the jobs they pro-


NEXT QUESTION Ohio legislators are considering giving schools more discretion to deal with incidents such as students pointing their fingers as imaginary guns, in effect changing the current “zero tolerance” policy. Is this a good idea? Why or why not? Every week we ask readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line by 5 p.m. on Thursday.

rate of nearly 11 percent per year since 2000. MSD ratepayers should know, however, that the average yearly MSD rate increase for the past three years has dropped to about 6.5 percent – not great, but much lower since the county began aggressively monitoring MSD spending. We are starting to make progress toward the goal of reducing MSD spending while still meeting the mandates of the Consent Decree. I have worked diligently to have Cincinnati City Council repeal its responsible bidder, local hire and local preference ordinances. Construction industry experts believe that over the long term, these ordinances could add 15 percent to the cost of completing the construction associated with the Consent Decree. On a projected $3 billion cost to finish Hamilton County’s sewer system, 15 percent represents an unnecessary $450 million bill for ratepayers. That is why I am willing to take this dispute to court to determine whether Hamilton County or the City of Cincinnati sets the procurement policies for MSD. The system’s ratepayers

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need to know that the Hamilton County Commission is ready to protect their hardearned paychecks and provide a competitive environment to retain and attract business in the coming years. Chris Monzel is president of the Hamilton County Commission.

Experience 1968 Cincinnati through auditor reappraisal photos Sometimes the retirement of an Auditor’s office employee yields unusual results. In this case, carefully Dusty Rhodes stashed in a COMMUNITY PRESS cardboard box GUEST COLUMNIST next to a filing cabinet were 554 long-forgotten black and white photos of downtown parcels, each with a handwritten parcel number identifying each building. The images were taken in 1968 as part of the 1969 auditor reappraisal of downtown Cincin-

nati properties. We thought area residents would enjoy them as much as we have, so they are now posted to our website ( You can access them from the homepage icon titled “Downtown Cincinnati 1968 Vintage Photographs” located on the right hand side of the page. They are catalogued in folders by the Auditor book and page which is the first seven digits of an Auditor parcel number; and we have included a “cheat sheet of major streets” with each folder so viewers can get their bearings. Some of these parcels still

exist today. Others have been consolidated into new parcels when development razed old buildings and built new ones. Where the parcel still exists, the 1968 photo is now included on the image tab for that parcel. Do a property search for a specific parcel and click on the dropdown menu above the current photo to access the older images, including the 1968 image. There were some nostalgic tugs on the heartstrings when we came across old icons long ago razed like the Schubert, Cox, Albee, Times, and Capitol theatres. We had many a chuckle over the automobiles



“Not at all. Our country provides for protected free speech in many ways. The activists chose to ignore those protected options and commit a premeditated crime to convey their message. “The rights of Procter and Gamble should be protected the same as any other citizen. If your neighbor doesn’t like your barking dog, should he be able to break into your house and fly a banner from your roof?”

vide for our communities. This is a monumental issue that deserves more discussion in our community. My fellow Commissioners and I have made stronger Hamilton County oversight of MSD operations and spending a top priority since beginning my term as a county commissioner in 2010. As commission president, I pushed for the hiring of a county utility supervisor to monitor the impact of MSD’s day-to-day operations and spending on costs and rates. The county oversight team is heavily involved in overseeing all phases of work associated with Hamilton County and the city of Cincinnati’s Consent Decree with the U.S. and Ohio Environmental Protection Agencies. This decree mandates a massive upgrade of the county’s sewer system. The oversight team’s involvement was instrumental in cutting MSD’s proposed $230 million operating budget to $210 million, along with reducing a $290 million proposed capital budget to $211 million for 2014. This thorough vetting saved $98 million for MSD ratepayers. Auditor Rhodes pointed out that MSD rates have risen at a

LOCAL Indian Hill Village Council

Village of Indian Hill: 6525 Drake Road. Phone: 561-6500. Web site: Mayor Keith Rabenold; Vice Mayor Daniel J. Feigelson; council members Molly Barber, Mark Kuenning, Laura Raines, Abbot Thayer, Melissa Skidmore Cowan. City Manager Dina Minneci; Assistant City Manager David M. Couch; Chief of Police Chuck Schlie; City Solicitor Donald L. Crain; ClerkComptroller Paul C. Riordan; Fire Chief Steven Ashbrock; Public Works/Water Works Superintendent Jason Adkins; Tax Commissioner Constance Eberhart. 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 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Indi-



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an Hill High School, 6845 Drake Road. Board members Elizabeth Johnston, Eddie Hooker, Kim Martin Lewis, Erik Lutz and Tim Sharp. Superintendent Mark Miles; Assistant Superintendent Mark Ault; Treasurer and Business Manager Julia J. Toth, 272-4513; Director of Pupil Services Tracy Quattrone; Transportation Supervisor Barbara Leonard; Facilities Director Ken Stegman and Director of Communications Andrea Brady. Federal U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot (1st District) 2371 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515 Phone: (202) 225-2216 Fax: (202) 225-3012 Website: Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Cincinnati office: 441 Vine St., Suite 3003, Cincinnati, OH 45202 Phone: (513) 684-2723 Fax: (513) 421-8722 U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown

State Rep. Connie Pillich In Columbus: House of Representatives, 77 S. High St., 11th Floor, Columbus, Ohio, 43266-0603; phone 614466-8120; fax 614-644-9494. E-mail: State Rep. Ron Maag In Columbus: House of Representatives, 77 S. High St., 10th Floor, Columbus, Ohio, 43215-6111; phone 614644-6023; fax 614-719-3589. E-mail:

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

Dusty Rhodes is Hamilton County auditor.


Cincinnati – 425 Walnut St., room 2310, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-3915; phone 684-1021, fax 684-1029. E-mail: Web site: U.S. Sen. Rob Portman Phone: 202-224-3353 Fax: 202-224-9558 Cincinnati office: 36 E. Seventh St. Room 2615, Cincinnati, OH 45202 Phone: 513-684-3265


captured in the photos and the frozen-in-time billboards like “Humphrey for President” and “The US needs fixin’ Let’s use Nixon” that decorated storefronts. Longtime Cincinnatians will recognize many of the businesses we regularly enjoyed: Wiggins, Birdies, Herschede, Ray Lammers Music, The Rib Pit, Hirschmans The Wheel and Trivet Antiques to name just a few of those you’llrecognize in these photos. Enjoy your step back in time.

Hamilton County 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.

Indian Hill Village Council

Meets at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month (unless otherwise announced) in city hall, 6525 Drake Road Road. Call 5616500.

Indian Hill Schools

Board of education – Board meetings are the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the high school, 6845 Drake Road. Call 272-4500 or visit

Indian Hill Journal Editor Eric Spangler, 591-6163 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.





Pat Danneman, a volunteer for the Heritage Village Museum, shows first-graders at Cincinnati Country Day how wool was carded during pioneer days. From left are first-graders Enguerrand Bonniol of Madeira, Reed Horton of Anderson Township, Nathan Hetzler of Stonelick Township and Nikhil Shah of Indian Hill. THANKS TO CINDY KRANZ

Cincinnati Country Day first-graders practice playing with old-fashioned toys like pioneer children used in the 19th century. The students are, from left, Bree Newman of Green Township, Abby Falkingham and Maggie Klekamp, both of Indian Hill, and Ashley Odom of Springfield Township. THANKS TO CINDY KRANZ


The simple life

incinnati Country Day School first-graders learned what it was like to live like pioneers during a recent educational outreach program, “Family Life in the 19th Century,” presented by Heritage Village. The museum's education director and two volunteers were dressed in period clothing as they led a presentation and helped students with hands-on activities, including carding wool, washing clothes, playing with old-fashioned toys, writing with a quill and carrying a yoke with pails used for water.

Brady Delaney of Miami Township carries a yoke with pails that were used to haul water in the 1800s. He is a first-grader at Cincinnati Country Day School. THANKS TO CINDY KRANZ

Megan Groh, left, of Forest Park and Adelaide Morales of Indian Hill play with toys like pioneer children played with in the 1800s. THANKS TO CINDY KRANZ

Madeline Fraley, left, of Batavia Township, and Molly Klekamp of Indian Hill practice writing with a quill during a recent Heritage Village Museum presentation at Cincinnati Country Day School. THANKS TO CINDY KRANZ


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, MARCH 20 Art Exhibits Fresh Interpretations, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Free. 272-3700; Mariemont. Montgomery Photo Contest Exhibit, Noon-7 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Free. Through March 30. 891-2424. Montgomery.

Business Seminars Twitter: Your Small Business PR Platform, 10-11:30 a.m., Dimalanta Design Group, 4555 Lake Forest Drive, No. 650, Learn basics for setting up and managing your Twitter account; rules to following and getting followed; how, what and when to tweet and using hashtags and other techniques for successful tweets. $10. Reservations required. 588-2802; Blue Ash.

Cooking Classes Lunch and Learn: Rustic Fruit Desserts with Karen Harmon, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Old-fashioned rustic desserts like Grandma used to make are some of the most pleasing and humble of desserts. $45. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

Dance Classes Line Dancing, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Music from variety of genres. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive, $5. Presented by Zumba with Ashley. 9177475. Blue Ash.

Health / Wellness Mobile Heart Screenings, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Walgreens Deer Park, 4090 E. Galbraith Road, Several screening packages available to test risk of heart attack, stroke, aneurysm and other major diseases. Appointment required. 866-819-0127; Deer Park.

Home & Garden Designing Hot Kitchens and Cool Baths, 6:30-8 p.m., Neal’s Design Remodel, 7770 E. Kemper Road, Project consultants and designers discuss trends in kitchen and bath design. Light fare provided. Ages 18 and up. Free. 489-7700; Sharonville.

Literary - Libraries Kid’s Club, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Arts and crafts, presenters, board games and more. Ages 5-12. Free. 369-4450. Deer Park.

On Stage - Theater 42nd Street, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 S. Second St., Story of hard work, talent, love and being in the right place at the right time. Celebration of people involved with Broadway’s big musicals in 1933. $15. Reservations required. 443-4572; Loveland. The Last Romance, 7:30 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, A story that mixes heartbreak with humor and opera with laughter, ponders the question “Am I too old for romance?” On an ordinary day in a routine life Ralph takes a different path, one that leads him to an unexpected second chance at love. As he attempts to woo the elegant, but distant, Carol, Ralph embarks on the trip of a lifetime, and regains a happiness that seemed all but lost. $18. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. Through March 23. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. Through June 26. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presby-

terian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Youth room. Big book/ discussion meeting. Brown bag lunch optional. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Donations accepted. 673-0174; Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, MARCH 21 Art & Craft Classes Douglas David Oil Painting Workshop, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. Students of all levels work on their own style in this hands-on experience. Includes discussions on composition, massing, building form, lighting and shadowing. Ages 18 and up. $350. Registration required. Through March 23. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Art Exhibits

Montgomery Photo Contest Exhibit, Noon-7 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, Free. 891-2424. Montgomery.

Cooking Classes Healthy Cooking Classes, 11:30 a.m.-1 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. 315-3943; Silverton. A New Passage to India with Pradip Ramachandran, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Welcome back Chef Pradip Ramachandran, a native of India. $55. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

Health / Wellness

Fresh Interpretations, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; Mariemont. Montgomery Photo Contest Exhibit, Noon-7 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, Free. 891-2424. Montgomery.

Diabetes Conversation Maps, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D., 4460 Red Bank Expressway, Preventing Complications. Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. $30 all four sessions; or $10 per session. 791-0626. Madisonville.

Dining Events

Home & Garden

Hartzell United Methodist Church Fish Fry, 4-7 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive, All-you-can-eat. Atlantic cod, dipped in batter and deep fried to golden brown with homemade tartar sauce provided. Dinners come with sides of homemade macaroni and cheese and coleslaw, complemented with breads and beverages. Desserts. Also offered: two-piece grilled chicken breast, shrimp basket dinner or twopiece cheese pizza dinner. $10, $5 ages 6-10, free ages 5 and under. Carry-out fish sandwich: $5. Through April 18. 891-8527, ext. 1. Blue Ash. Boy Scout Troop 555 Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., St. Gertrude School, 6543 Miami Ave., Dine in or carry out. Dinner includes choice of fish, fish sandwich, cheese pizza, plus two sides, beverage and dessert. $8, $6 children. 561-5954; Madeira. Fish Fry-Days, 5-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Menu Items: fried fish dinner, salmon dinner, shrimp dinner, fish sandwich, child’s fish or pizza dinner. Soups and sides available for purchase. Dessert included with each meal. Beer, wine and soda available for purchase. Drive-thru and takeout available. Benefits high school youth summer mission trip. $5-$10; a la carte options available. 489-8815; Montgomery.

Designing Hot Kitchens and Cool Baths, 10-11:30 a.m., Neal’s Design Remodel, Free. 489-7700; Sharonville.

Exercise Classes Yoga Happy Hour, 5-7 p.m., Yoga Fit Boutique, 10776 Montgomery Road, Studio. Invigorating practice modified to accommodate all participants ending in deep relaxation. BYOB and enjoy complimentary healthy snack. Ages 21 and up. $15. 237-5330. Sycamore Township. Small Group Personal Training, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Session covers challenges in strength, stability, balance, core and metabolic training. Ages 18 and up. $115 per month. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

On Stage - Theater 42nd Street, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $15. Reservations required. 443-4572; Loveland. The Last Romance, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $18. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Music - Jazz The Hitmen, 8 p.m.-midnight, Tony’s Steaks and Seafood, 12110 Montgomery Road, Free. 6771993; Symmes Township.

On Stage - Theater 42nd Street, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $15. Reservations required. 443-4572; Loveland. The Last Romance, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $18. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

SUNDAY, MARCH 23 Art Exhibits Fresh Interpretations, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; Mariemont. Montgomery Photo Contest Exhibit, Noon-7 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, Free. 891-2424. Montgomery.

Music - Classical Carillon Concert, 4-5 p.m., Mary M. Emery Carillon, Pleasant Street, Open air concert. Carillonneur plays bells using keyboard in upper tower. Tours of tower available; playground, restroom and shelter house on site. Free. Presented by Village of Mariemont. 271-8519; Mariemont.

On Stage - Theater The Last Romance, 2 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $18. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Runs / Walks Run for the Lions 5K Run/ Walk, 8 a.m., Ursuline Academy, 5535 Pfeiffer Road, Awards to first three participants in each age category. Awards to first three overall male and female. Awards to fastest student and alumni. Benefits Ursuline Academy. $30, $25 advance; $20, $15 advance students. Complimentary breakfast after race, $5 for nonparticipants. Registration required. 791-5791, ext. 2200; Blue Ash.

MONDAY, MARCH 24 Art Exhibits Montgomery Photo Contest Exhibit, Noon-7 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, Free. 891-2424. Montgomery.


Exercise Classes

TGIF at Kids First, 6-10 p.m., Kids First Sports Center, 7900 E. Kemper Road, Pizza, indoor swimming and night-time snack. $30, $20 each additional child. Reservations required. Through April 18. 489-7575. Sycamore Township.

Small Group Personal Training, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $115 per month. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Complimentary Pilates Demo, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Find out how Pilates can improve core strength and flexibility. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

SATURDAY, MARCH 22 Art Exhibits Fresh Interpretations, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

The Montgomery Photo Contest Exhibit is noon to 7 p.m., Thursday, March 20, at TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery. The exhibit is free, and is open through March 30. Call 891-2424 for more information. Pictured, "Bubble Boy" by Ronald Wilson was the winner of the 2013 Montgomery Photo Competition, adult category. THANKS TO RONALD WILSON Garden Clubs Greater Cincinnati Rose Association Meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, John Nowlin, expert flower and rose arranger presents Lecture 2, “Design and Illustration.” Sign up for Nowlin’s follow-up workshop to learn rose arranging that will be held March 29. Free. 442-4301. Fairfax.

Support Groups Caregiver Support Group, 10-11:30 a.m., Mariemont Community Church, 3908 Plainville Road, Library. For those responsible for care of elderly or disabled loved one. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 929-4483; caregivers. Mariemont.

TUESDAY, MARCH 25 Art Exhibits Montgomery Photo Contest Exhibit, Noon-7 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, Free. 891-2424. Montgomery.

Business Seminars Estate Planning and Life in Retirement, 6-7 p.m., Towers of Kenwood, 8044 Montgomery Road, Learn importance of estate planning for your family, your business and your retirement. Ages 21 and up. Free. 721-1350. Kenwood.

Education When Divorce Happens, 6-7:30 p.m., Westlake Center, 4555 Lake Forest Drive, For those considering divorce? Get help understanding processes and strategies of divorce. Find your way through legal, financial and emotional whirlwind for a new start. Free. Registration required. 794-1899; Blue Ash.

Exercise Classes Zumba, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, $15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, $5. 917-7475. Blue Ash. Zumbini Pilot Program, 10:3011:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by

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. Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Designed to let you and your child ages 3 and under wiggle, sing and learn together. Free. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

tional time. Free. 575-1874. Milford.

Art Exhibits Montgomery Photo Contest Exhibit, Noon-7 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, Free. 891-2424. Montgomery.

Farmers Market


Loveland Farmers Market, 3-6 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. 683-0491; Loveland.

Cheers to Baseball, 7-8:30 p.m., The Green Diamond Gallery, 9366 Montgomery Road, Gear up for Opening Day while surrounded by 5,000 square feet of baseball memorabilia, including equipment used by current and former stars. Guests meet great singles. Local beer, wine and mini-desserts. Ages 27-40. Benefits Character and Courage. $25-$35. Registration required. 984-4192; Montgomery.

Literary - Story Times Preschool Story Time, 10:30-11 a.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Books, songs, activities and more, while building early literacy skills. For preschoolers and their caregivers. Ages 3-6. Free. 369-4450. Deer Park. Book Break, 3-3:30 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Children’s librarian reads aloud from some favorite books. Make craft to take home. Ages 3-6. Free. 369-4450. Deer Park.

Support Groups Comprehensive Grief Support Group, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Crossroads Hospice, 4360 GlendaleMilford Road, Helps people move beyond pain of any loss and achieve healing. Free. Registration required. 786-4717; Blue Ash.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26 Art & Craft Classes Knitting, Crochet and Needlecraft Class, 7-8 p.m., Milford Heights Church of Christ, 1646 Ohio 28, Basic handwork techniques and fresh ideas in knitting, crochet and other handicrafts along with short devo-

Cooking Classes Eddie Merlot’s Greatest Hits with Bryan Hopping, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, With its personal service, quality of foods, fresh ingredients and fine facilities, Eddie Merlot’s mission is to provide all guests with a memorable experience. $55. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

Exercise Classes Small Group Personal Training, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $115 per month. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Support Groups Caregiver Support Group, 6:30-8 p.m., Barrington of Oakley, 4855 Babson Place, For those responsible for the care of an elderly or disabled loved one. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 929-4483; Oakley.



Ambrosia, cake recipes help welcome spring

two nine-inch layer cake pans. Bake in a pre-heated 350-degree oven 40 to 45 minutes, or until tester inserted in center comes out clean. Prepare 7-Up cake frosting and pour cooked mixture over the warm cake.

As I write this column, I can see the field beyond our vegetable garden sowed with winter rye. After it sprouted, it stayed nestled under a blanket of snow until recently. It looks like a pale green Rita carpet. Heikenfeld Seeing RITA’S KITCHEN new growth at this time of year just gives me a bright outlook on my day. My cooking is starting to reflect the change of season, too. I’m thinking way ahead with lighter fare and fun sides and desserts to share for spring.

7-Up cake frosting 2 eggs 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon flour 1 stick butter or margarine 1 can (81⁄4 ounces) crushed pineapple, including juice 1 cup coconut

In heavy-bottomed medium saucepan, cream butter with sugar and eggs. Stir in flour. Add pineapple and juice. Over medium heat, cook mixture, stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in coconut. Pour over warm cake.


I can remember exactly when I first tasted this heavenly side dish that goes so well with Easter ham. We were newly married and took a weekend trip to Gatlinburg. One of the restaurants featured ambrosia. I had no idea what it was but it sounded so intriguing that I ordered it. The waiter explained that it was a Southern side dish made with fruit and cream. I was too shy to ask any more about it, and when it arrived at our table I thought he brought me somebody else’s dessert. Since then I’ve made it many times. My current favorite is this recipe that I adapted from Alton Brown. ⁄4 cup whipping cream


Rita used a simple glaze on this reader-submitted cake recipe, but there is a cooked frosting recipe too.THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

1 generous tablespoon sugar 1 ⁄2 cup sour cream or bit more to taste 3 cups mini marshmallows 1 cup tangerine segments, cut into halves 1 cup pineapple tidbits, drained 1 cup coconut 1 cup pecans, toasted and chopped coarsely 3 ⁄4 to 1 cup drained maraschino cherry halves

Whip cream and sugar until soft peaks form. Blend in sour cream and then stir in everything else. Chill in refrigerator a couple hours before


Tip from Rita’s kitchen

You can sub Mandarin orange segments, drained, for the fresh tangerines.

Donna Goulet’s 7-Up cake

I’ve had this recipe in my file since last summer from Donna and was waiting for the right time to share it. Donna has had this recipe for a long time – she cut it out of the newspaper. Donna said: “It is delicious. A West-sider all my life

until recently we moved to Erlanger, Ky. Really enjoy your column and look forward to it every week.” Well, Donna, I enjoy sharing reader’s recipes and this one was a big hit. So nice for springtime entertaining. It stayed moist, covered, at room temperature for several days. The only thing I did different is that I made a simple glaze instead of making the frosting that Donna suggests. If you make her frosting, I would store the cake in the frig. 1 box (two-layer size) yellow

cake mix 1 box (four-serving size) instant vanilla or pineapple pudding mix 3 ⁄4 cup cooking oil 4 eggs 1 ⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional) 10 ounces 7-Up

Mix cake mix, instant pudding mix, oil and eggs in large bowl of electric mixer until well blended. Add vanilla, if using it, and the 7-Up. Beat two minutes at medium speed, scraping bowl frequently. Turn into a greased and floured 13 x 9-inch baking pan, or into

Note from Rita

I baked mine in a Bundt pan, well greased and floured, and baked it for 50 minutes or so. Bake it until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Rita’s blog

My blog will no longer be published on You can always reach me here at the paper.

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator, Jungle Jim’s Eastgate culinary professional and author. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

Pat Donaldson, resident since 2009




Make sure homeowner’s, renter’s insurance has sewer-back-up coverage It’s a problem that’s plagued the Tristate for years – sewers backing up into area homes. Several years ago a federal court ordered the Cincinnati Howard MetropolAin itan Sewer District to HEY HOWARD! pay to clean up sewer back-up damage, but that hasn’t solved the problem ev-

erywhere. Sewer backups can occur just about everywhere and they can not only damage your basement, but your belongings as well. Unless you protect yourself, you could be stuck with huge cleanup bills. That’s what happened to Karla Kramer after a sewer backup at her Alexandria home late last year. “We came home to a weird smell and went downstairs and noticed some puddles,” Kramer said. That’s when Kra-



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Episcopal-Presbyterian Church

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

Senior Pastor, Rev. Dave Robinette 986 Nordyke Road - 45255 (Cherry Grove turn off Beechmont at Beechmont Toyota) Worship Service, Sunday 10:45 am Classes For All Ages, Sunday 9:15 am Prayer Service Wednesday, 6:45 pm

SUNDAY MORNINGS 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship 9:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship Sunday Services 8 &10:30 am Sunday School 10:30 am

Programs for children, youth and adults 6000 Drake Road


Experience the Light and Sound of God You are invited to the Community HU Song

2nd Sunday, 10:00 - 10:30 am

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


UNITED METHODIST Nursery care at all services. 8221 Miami Road



TRADITIONAL WORSHIP Sunday 8:30 & 11 am CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP Sunday 9:30 & 11 am & 1st Saturday of the Month 6 pm Children’s programs and nursery & toddler care available at 9:30 and 11:00 services. Plenty of Parking behind church.

7515 Forest Road Cincinnati, OH 45255 513-231-4172 •

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 "Return to Me When You Feel Empty" Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

Dr. Cathy Johns, Senior Pastor

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301


Equipping Service: 4:30 p.m. Sat. & 8:50 a.m. Sun. Exploring Service: 10:00 a.m. & 11:10 a.m. Sun. Birth thru high school programs

3950 Newtown Road Cincinnati, OH 45244

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NON-DENOMINATIONAL Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith Cincinnati, OH 45243

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Jeff Hill • Minister Worship Service 10:30am Sunday School 9:15 am

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fortunate, they do happen. “It is not uncommon that it happens in our system. We try to keep up with the system but they do happen. That’s part of the reason why so many utilities are owned by the government, the challenge of maintaining systems like this,” Rager said. Rager said the sewer district will be checking the lines in Kramers’ neighborhood every six months to make sure they remain clear. Unlike the Cincinnati Metropolitan Sewer District, SD-1’s federal court decree doesn’t require it to pay for undetected sewer line problems. “We have 700 miles of lines. That’s almost enough to go from coast to coast,” Rager said. The Kramers have now increased their sew-

er back-up insurance and this is something all homeowners should consider – especially those with a finished basement. In addition, those who rent homes should check their renter’s insurance policy. A Forest Park man said although he has renter’s insurance, his policy didn’t cover the recent sewer back-up damage to his belongings. So, because many renters’ policies don’t automatically include sewer back-up coverage, you need to ask for this protection. Howard Ain’s column appears bi-weekly in the Community Press newspapers. He appears regularly as the Troubleshooter on WKRC-TV Local 12 News. Email him at

RELIGION Anderson Hills United Methodist Church

The University of Otterbein Gospel Choir and Humble Dance Ministry Dancers will perform at the church at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 30. This is a return performance and includes energetic piano playing, uplifting gospel music and spiritual dancing done with grace. Tickets are $5 per person at the door. The church has two contemporary services on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., and two traditional services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. A contemporary service is also offered at 6 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month in the fellowship hall. The church is at 7515 Forest Road, Anderson Township; 231-4172;

Ascension Lutheran Church

Lent mid-week worship, “Holden Evening Prayer,” will be offered at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 19. Supper in the fellowship hall is at 6 p.m. For more information, call 793-3288. Ascension members are volun-

ABOUT RELIGION ITEMS The Community Press welcomes news about a special service, rummage sale, dinner, bazaar, festival, revival, musical presentation or any special activity that is open to the public. Deadline: Two weeks before publication date E-mail: with “religion” in subject line Fax: 249-1938 teering at the Sunday evening sessions with Bhutanese Refugee coming out of refugee camps in Nepal. Volunteers help the Refugees with their Citizenship and English studies. Ascension members are also knitting and crocheting scarves and hats for the refugees for their use when they arrive in Cincinnati. For more information call 793-3288. The Women’s Bible Study meets on Friday mornings at 9:3010:30. They are using “Namesake: When God Rewrites Your Story” for their discussion. The Wheel of Friendship group meets monthly on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Their Bible study is called “In Good Company: Stories of Biblical Women.” Women of the community are

invited to both groups. Healing Touch Ministry is offered at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Call the church office for more information on this outreach opportunity. Sunday worship schedule includes the Rejoice! worship service at 11 a.m. and Heritage (traditional) worship at 9 a.m. Rejoice! provides a contemporary style of worship using current Christian music led by the piano and the Rejoice! singers. Sunday School, Confirmation and Adult Forum are at 9:45 a.m. Ascension is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery, Ohio 45242;; 793-3288.


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

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

Sunday Worship: 9:00 & 10:15 AM with

Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR MARIE SMITH

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

9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Sunday School


First Church of Christ, Scientist 3035 Erie Ave 871-0245


ing the tile on the basement floor, as well as the carpet, the Kramers had to replace drywall because everything was damaged by that sewer water. Northern Kentucky Sanitation District No. 1, known as SD-1, came out and fixed the sewer line, but won’t pay for the Kramers’ damage. “They came out and said, ‘Yes, it was definitely their fault,’ but since they didn’t actually know (the blockage) was there they were not at fault,” Kramer said. Fortunately, the Kramers have sewer backup insurance as part of their homeowner’s coverage. But they only had $5,000 coverage and the damage to their home and belongings exceeded $12,000. SD-1 Director Dave Rager said that while such backups are un-


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


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mer and her husband, Daniel, founded their basement was flooded with several inches of sewer water. “The water was actually gushing up through the sewer,” she said. A plumber was soon able to determine their sewer line to the street was clear; it was the sanitation district’s main line that was clogged up. “There were deep tree roots that had grown through the lines,” Kramer said. In addition to replac-

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Fish for a prize during Panfish tournament

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. emailwww.cincygrrand League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter needs volunteers 16-and-older to help socialize cats and 18-and-older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373. Winton Woods Riding Center – is in need of volunteers to assist with the Special Riders Program, which provides training and competition opportunities for children and adults with disabilities, and to help with barn duties, horse shows and a variety of other tasks. No experience is necessary and training is provided. Interested individuals ages 14 and older are invited to contact the Winton Woods Riding Center at 931-3057, or

Arts Summerfair Cincinnati – is seeking volunteers for the May 30, 31 and June 1 event. More than 400 volunteers are needed to run Summerfair. Volunteer positions average a two-hour time commitment and include working in the Youth Arts area, poster and T-shirt sales, admission gates and general hospitality. Volunteer forms can be downdoaded at,

Anglers can try their luck this spring during the Panfish Cup fishing tournament on March 22, 30, April 12 and 19 at Miami Whitewater Forest lake, with the final on April 26 at Winton Woods lake. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams at every event. During the April 26 final event, the team who has weighed in the most fish throughout the entire tournament will win the coveted Panfish Cup trophy. The Panfish Cup tournament is open to everyone, regardless of participation in past tournament events. Anglers have from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to weigh in as many bluegill and crappie as they can. The entry fee is $40 per team, which includes boat rental. Sign up begins an hour before the tournament at 7 a.m. at the boathouse. Miami Whitewater Forest lake is located at 9001 Mt. Hope Road in Crosby Township and Winton Woods lake is located at 10245 Winton

and should be returned to the Summerfair Cincinnati offices in a prompt manner as volunteer positions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Professional services Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati – Professionals can use their administrative skills to help a busy, growing nonprofit manage its projects and members. Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati is looking for someone with experience in Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook to assist in the Blue Ash office. Volunteers set their own days and hours and enjoy nice working conditions and friendly, bright volunteers and staff. Help the ESCC help other nonprofits succeed. Contact Darlyne Koretos for more information at 791-6230, ext. 10. ESCC is at 10945 Reed Hartman Highway, Suite 108.

Health/Wellness American Diabetes Association – Seeks volunteers in its area office downtown for clerical support, filling requests for educational materials from phone requests, data entry, special events support and coordinating the health fair. Call 759-9330. American Heart Association – Volunteers needed to assist with the American Heart Association’s cause campaigns, Power to End Stroke, Go Red For Women, Start!, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Assignments include clerical work, event specific duties and community outreach. Contact the American Heart Association at 281-4048 or Bayley Place – is looking for volunteer drivers to help provide transportation to area seniors. Volunteers will receive training and scheduling can be an afternoon each week or just a few hours each month. It is very flexible. Call 559-2200. Bethesda North Hospital – has openings for adult volunteers in several areas of the hospital. Call 865-1164.

Road in Springfield Township. A valid Great Parks of Hamilton County Motor Vehicle Permit ($10 annual; $3 daily) is required to enter the parks. Armleder and Fernbank Parks are cooperative ventures with the Cincinnati Park Board; a Motor Vehicle Permit is not required. For additional information, please visit or call 521-7275. Also, be sure to check out our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter to find out more about what’s happening at the parks!

Anglers have from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to weigh in as many bluegill, like this one, and crappie as they can during the Panfish Cup fishing tournament on March 22, 30, April 12 and 19 at Miami Whitewater Forest lake.FILE PHOTO











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POLICE REPORTS INDIAN HILL Arrests/citations Michael T. Coz, 24, 4335 Ridgeview, speed, driving under influence, drug paraphernalia, Feb. 23. Jessica R. Harden, 31, 3516 Linwood Ave., speed, Feb. 24. Juvenile, 16, assured clear distance ahead, Feb. 25. Hameed McNight, 37, 733 W. Main St., speed, Feb. 25.

Dustin I. Newman, 34, 8461 New England Court, speed, Feb. 26. Nickole A. Riley, 24, 703 Country Lake Circle, speed, Feb. 26. Juvenile, 16, speed, Feb. 27.

Incidents/investigations Juvenile complaint Responded to Indian Hill High at 6865 Drake Road, Feb. 20. Recovered property Purse found at Indian Hill Road, Feb. 20.


4600 Walton Creek Road: Igler Katie Tr to Jagers James M.; $875,000. 7550 Buckingham Road: Morelia Homes LLC to Wanstrath D. Avid A.; $680,800. 8725 Willow Run Court: Chadwick John E. & Mary L. to Athota Krishna P.; $912,000. 1 Green Meadow Lane: Fiore

Mary Kristina Tr to Brant Joel S. Tr; $1,300,000. 5795 Graves Lake Drive: Ringer Leesa M. to Wendt John G. & Sandra L.; $740,000. 8900 Fawn Meadow Lane: Zheng Min Qin & Chun Ya Cheung to Thomson Douglas W. Tr; $875,000. 7560 Algonquin Drive: Martin Janet O. to Sibcy Shannon E. Tr; $1,010,000.

7571 Indian Hill Road: Allen Kathleen B to Maier Paula; $1,100,000. 7625 Cayuga Drive: Wiot Jason D. to Stahl Christopher & Emily H.; $644,000. 7767 Shawnee Run Road: Mcadams Wendy H. & Peter to Bolton Matthew J. & Julia G. Innis; $365,000. 9025 Spooky Ridge Lane: Jameson Betsy K. to Schilde-

rink Raymond E.; $587,500. 8700 Kugler Mill Road: Wilson James M. to Morris Gregory; $1,225,000. 9750 Fox Hollow Road: Ushpol Mark & Kelly to Rookfield Global; $1,342,500. 6665 Tupelo Lane: Margraf Richard & Susan to Forte George A. & Mary Lou; $1,255,000.



Stuart Aitken, of Indian Hill, CEO of dunnhumbyUSA, accepts the Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service. The Pillar Award honors businesses that make significant contributions to the community. dunnhumbyUSA was recognized for its charitable environment and support to the local community through Helping Hands, an employee-led philanthropic program. On left is Jennifer Goodin, of Wyoming, executive director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Cincinnati. THANKS TO CLARE WHITAKER



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Winners 12-14 category

First-place winner — Joe Whittle, “Beauty on the Horizon” Second-place winner — Sophia Cain, “The Hobbit” Third-place winner — Lydia Dunaway from the Symmes Broanch, “High King of Narnia” Honorable mentions — Allyson Kritzer of the

Symmes Branch, Erin Backs from the North Central Branch, Faith Miller from the Anderson Brancy, Gracey Vanderwoude from the Blue Ash Branch, Forest Park resident Isaac McWhorter of the College Hill Branch, Amanda McCann, Sofia Ramos from the Blue Ash Branch, Melinda Looney from the Blue Ash Branch, White Oak resident Brianna Jones at Monfort Heights Branch, Maggi Lehman of the Anderson Branch, Julia Kolnicki of the Blue Ash Branch and Evangeline Price at the Symmes Branch.

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Winners 15-18 category

First-place winner — Sarah Lucas, a contestant from the Symmes Branch “Conceal, Don’t Feel” Second-place winner — Julianne Su from the Symmes Branch, “Something Wicked This Way Comes” Third-place winner — Khilen Davis from the Elmwood Place Branch, “The Giver” Honorable mentions — Emily Waldron from the Greenhills Branch, Tamia Saunders from the Walnut Hills Branch, Helen Ross of Ft. Thomas and from the Main Library.


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Indian hill journal 031914  
Indian hill journal 031914