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13 apply for Indian Hill’s leader post School board looks for superintendent By Forrest Sellers

Thirteen candidates have applied for the position of superintendent in the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District, according to public records obtained by The Community Press. Superintendent Jane Knudson is retiring in July after serving with the district 23 years, seven of which were as superintendent. The candidates are: » Tim Ackermann, assistant superintendent in the Milford Exempted Village School District » Joel Anderson, director of curriculum and instruction for the Warren County Joint Voca-

tional School District » Don Armstrong, owner and creator of the Oikonomia Workshops, Jackson, Ohio » Frederick Boring, high school principal and superintendent pro tempore Amanda-Clearcreek Local School District, Thornville, OH » Dennis Dearden, superintendent Casa Grande Union High School District, Casa Grande, Ariz. » Andrew Jackson, director of curriculum, Northwest Local School District » Kathleen Jenney, superintendent Galion City School District, Galion, Ohio » Keith Kelly, assistant superintendent for human resources and business operations SycaSee LEADER, Page A2

Indian Hill Elementary School fifth-graders Tyler Johnson, left, Libby Miller and Ellie Rabenold stand next to their award-winning green design bridge. Their entry was a winner in a recent citywide competition sponsored by the American Institute of Architects. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Students’ bridge captures first place design award By Forrest Sellers


Several Indian Hill Elementary School students have built an award-winning bridge. However, their bridge was not built of steel or wood but of cardboard and Styrofoam. Fifth-graders Tyler Johnson, Libby Miller and Ellie Rabenold, who are all residents of Indian Hill, won first place in a citywide architectural design competition sponsored by the American Institute of Architects. Each year the competition, which is for grades K-12, involves building a different type of structure. This year the youngsters had to develop an original bridge design.

The team of Johnson, Miller and Rabenold won in the grade 4-6 category for Best Use of Green Design Materials. Their bridge, which they named “PiviTEL,’ incorporated green design elements such as windmills, solar panels, water turbines and a garden. “It was neat to see from beginning to end their planning coming to fruition,” said Betsy Gentile Henning, gifted intervention specialist at the school. Entries were submitted by student’s in Henning’s Discovery Class. “I was proud of all of the groups,” she said. Johnson said he and his teammates brainstormed ideas. “We built as we went,” he said, adding that the bridge was constructed from household

items. Miller said the final design was a combination of all of her teammate’s ideas. “When an idea jumped out, we used it,” she said. Rabenold said she was pleased by the recognition, but for her the building process itself was what she enjoyed the most. “We didn’t aim to win,” she said. “we just wanted to have fun.” Johnson, Miller and Rabenold were honored along with the other winners during a special program at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Their entry is on display in the media center at Indian Hill Elementary School.

Water tower repairs on track By Rob Dowdy

Starfire U member Mike Makin, 25, left, of Anderson Township, offers miniature golf tips to Cincinnati Country Day School fourth-grader Matthew O'Brien, of Indian Hill. Participants in Starfire U, which provides opportunities for young people with disabilities, annually visit Cincinnati Country Day School to share their talents. Demonstrations were provided in golf, sign language and crafts. More photos, B1 FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS



Members of Starfire U recently visited Cincinnati Country Day School to share their skills . See photos, B1

Drivers in Indian Hill should prepare to see work taking place on village roads soon. Full story, A2

The approximately 80-yearold Indian Hill water tower is receiving some needed repairs just in time for its busy season. During the recent Indian Hill Village Council meeting, Mayor Mark Tullis noted the village’s water tower improvements are nearing completion and are expected to be completed “on schedule.” The project, which cost ap-

proximately $198,000, replaced the catwalk in the tower’s interior, windows in the upper and lower portion, ladders and platforms going up to the tank and the existing entrance door to the tower. Project manager George Kipp said work is expected to wrap up in the coming days and the tower was expected to be back in service by May 7. Work began at the tower April 1. “We’re meeting our schedule getting back into service in

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May … because of the weather,” he said, noting water usage increases in the summer months. Kipp said the improvements made to the tower, located at 5355 Miami Ave., won’t help with water flow, but are “maintaining access to the top of the tower.” The project was funded through approximately $250,000 in leftover bond funds from the village’s water main improvement projects in 2010.

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more Community School District » Mark Miles, deputy superintendent Park Hill School District, Kansas City, Mo. » Geoffrey Palmer, superintendent HopewellLoudon Local School District, Findlay, Ohio » Janet Stutz, assistant superintendent for learning Community Consolidated School District 181 Hinsdale, Aurora, Ill. » David Vail, superintendent Versailles Exempted Village School District, Versailles, Ohio » Michael Zalar, superintendent Oregon City School District, Oregon, Ohio The school board is currently interviewing candidates. The initial series of interviews began April 28. As part of the interview, each candidate is asked 16 questions to determine leadership skills, people skills and the candidate’s fit with the board. According to Elizabeth Johnston, president of the school board, the list of 13 candidates will be narrowed down to about two to three, who will then participate in a second series of interviews to determine a final candidate.

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Indian Hill will soon restart its resurfacing program, with Drake Road between Indian Hill and Varner roads being just a small portion of the 3.75 miles the village will resurface this summer. ROB

Drivers in Indian Hill should prepare to see work taking place on village roads over the summer. Indian Hill’s road resurfacing project is set to begin in June and last through July. The program will repave or resurface: • Brill Road, between Drake and Miami roads; • Brillwood Lane, from Brill to South Terminus; • Cayuga Drive, from Graves Road to South Terminus; • DeMar Road, from Miami to Sentinel Ridge; and • Drake Road, from Indian Hill to Varner roads This year’s resurfacing program has an estimated


cost of $432,000. Bids for the project are due May 11. Project manager George Kipp said the roads chosen for each year’s program are based on long-range planning by village officials. He said each year the village updates its 10-year schedule

for improving roads and determines how much will be budgeted for the program. The village suspended the road resurfacing project several years ago due to budget restraints. Despite it’s return, Kipp notes the village is still spending

less than it used to when it was an annual program. “We’re still about 20 percent under what we used to do,” he said. Councilman Dan Feigelson suggested the village also look into improving Indian Hill Road between Drake and Miami

roads. He said “several residents” have brought it to his attention. City Manager Mike Burns said that area of the village will be looked at again. The village has 80 miles of road, and this year’s resurfacing program will repair 3.75 miles.


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Greiwe says residential is the way to go By Jeanne Houck

MADEIRA — Indian Hill businessman Richard Greiwe of Greiwe Development Group and his development partner, North American Properties of downtown Cincinnati, want to build a luxury apartment complex on Camargo Road in Madeira at the former site of the Kutol Products Co. – which moved to Sharonville in February 2011, taking 135 jobs and $70,000 in annual earnings taxes with it. Madeira City Council expects to hold a public hearing sometime in May about changes to Madeira’s zoning code and map that would allow Greiwe and North American to pursue their proposal, which would need separate approval from the city. Here, Greiwe discusses plans for an apartment complex, which he and North American are calling “Camargo Crossing.” Please tell us about Camargo Crossing. “Camargo Crossing is a 184-unit apartment community with Tudor Revival architecture, large windows, nine-foot ceilings and interior features that qualify it as ‘high quality’ or ‘high end.’ The sizes will include studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom units with rents ranging from $800 to $1,650 per month.” What community amenities would come with the development? “The community amenities will include a swimming pool, clubhouse, fit-

Richard Greiwe of Greiwe Development Group and partner North American Properties want to build a luxury apartment complex at the former Kutol Products Co. site in Madeira. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

ness center, gas fire pit and garden terrace, bike storage and dog park. More importantly, the new neighborhood will tie directly into Miami Avenue, so residents can enjoy all the shops, restaurants, services and other amenities of Madeira.” Why do you think your apartments would be a good fit and why are there no commercial elements in your plan? “The five-acre site is a vacant industrial site and ideally suited for a multifamily project. There are commercial businesses on four sides of the new development and only two homes directly across the street on Camargo with

supportive neighbors. The project is 100 percent residential because we feel retail should be concentrated on Miami Avenue in the core business district. Camargo Road has the capacity to handle the additional traffic. In addition, there will be a broad target market for the project, from young professionals to seniors, who will not be exiting or entering the apartment community at the same time of day.” What kind of reception has your plan gotten? Have you gotten any criticism that has prompted you to make any concessions? “The Planning Commission has expressed a few concerns that will be addressed in the final design of the project. The concern expressed by several citizens that the project will ‘change the character’ of the community probably cannot be resolved. Change is threatening in any community and we understand this concern. However, we feel high-end apartments will be an asset for Madeira. Madeira needs a new housing type besides single-family homes. “Camargo Crossing will offer an opportunity for seniors to stay in Madeira when they can no longer care for their homes. They can also live independently and walk to many of the services they need. For empty-nesters, apartment living provides the opportunity to stay close to their grandchildren with a Cincinnati home base and own another vacation residence. For single and mar-

ried working professionals, apartments are often the housing of choice. Just examine the number of years Indian Creek residents stay put. And finally, young professionals just starting out might not have a 20-percent down payment for a house. Living at Camargo Crossing will introduce them to Madeira and convince them to stay and purchase their first home in the community.” You also are developing luxury apartments in Loveland and Mariemont. Why do you think

this is the way to go in these tough economic times? “High-quality apartment communities are a new product type in Cincinnati and growing in popularity because renting has become more attractive to a larger segment of our society who expect nice architecture and quality interior finishes. Greiwe Development is also pursuing a 104-unit community in Loveland on the bike path and 110-unit communities in Madison Place overlooking Emery Park in Marie-

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Indian Hill Historical Society’s house tour is May 20 By Rob Dowdy

The Indian Hill Historical Society’s annual House

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Rosemary Welsh, who’s chairing the event for the Historical Society, said the event accomplishes two goals each year. First, it allows society members to visit historic or interesting homes to which they wouldn’t normally have access. “Just seeing the homes is a value to our members,” she said. Welsh said it is also the Historical Society’s major fundraiser each year that generates money to pay for the group’s educational outreach, archiving and

professional staff. The House Tour will feature three homes. The first is a country tudor home designed by Joe Scudder Adkins that features a stocked pond near the edge of the house, numerous gardens and a cascading waterfall. Another home on the tour is a white brick colonial revival designed by Guy C. Burrows and built in 1928. It features handcarved 18th century mantles from Scotland, a lake, numerous sculptures and a guest house. The third house on the

tour is a Williamsburg style home with a pool and cascading waterfall, tennis court, wine cellar and a movie theater. Welsh said the House Tour continues because it remains popular with members and due to the generosity of the homeowners featured on the tour who have “opened their homes to the Historical Society and the village.” “It’s been one of the best-loved traditions of the historical society,” Welsh said.

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All Saints’ eighth-graders learn CPR skill As part of Everybody Counts week, eighth-graders at All Saints School in Kenwood were trained and certified in CPR. “It was a great way for the students to participate in Everybody Counts Week,” said Marsha

Blount, pediatric pulmonary nurse practitioner at Cincinnati Children’s and a Sycamore Township resident who coordinated the activity for the school. “Every young adult should know how and when to use CPR.”

Prom goers smile for a photo quickly at CHCA's prom April 21. From left: Piper Visagie of Anderson Township, Abby Bowman of West Chester Township, Mackenzie Due of Blue Ash, Kaity Venters of Loveland, Tori Bechtold of Symmes Township, Maggie Brownrigg of Anderson Township and Trey Adkison of Anderson Township. THANKS TO CHCA

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incinnati Hills Christian Academy students celebrated their annual school prom on April 21. Their event, themed “A Red Carpet Affair,” was held at Union Terminal. Students crowned their prom king and queen, and danced away the evening in their formal attire.

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Ursuline students help younger kids read Ursuline Academy freshmen helped students in grades Kthree to learn how to improve their reading skills at the St. Francis Seraph Book Fair Feb. 21. A collaborative project between St. Francis Seraph School in Cincinnati and Ursuline Academy in Blue Ash, the book fair was funded by a private donor and UA's Community Service Department. It allowed UA to buy 72 K-3 books under 24 titles that were chosen by St. Francis; the books were then donated to St. Francis' library. In preparation for the fair, UA students learned about the St. Francis School community, children living in poverty, U.S. literacy statistics and the mentor/child relationship, specifically how to assist children with reading skills. Under the direction of UA English teacher Ann Hinkle, librarian Julie Burwinkel, community service coordinator Kira

Ursuline Academy freshmen Dani Leach of Sharonville (left) and Brooke Barrow of West Chester Township (right) work with students of St. Francis Seraph as they prepare for the school's book fair. THANKS TO MARIANNE LANG

Hinkle and language specialist Pat Zurlinden, the freshmen spent several days creating teaching-aid book tri-folds with puppets, which were also donat-

ed to St. Francis's library. The teaching aids followed Ohio Education Standards for K-3 students. During the book fair UA stu-

dents interacted one-on-one with the younger students using the book fair books, the teaching aids they made, and their own favorite picture books from childhood. "Kids in general want to learn. They have something inside of them that pushes them along a journey of literacy. For some kids literacy and reading is an enjoyment and for a large percent of the world literacy can be a struggle," said Kennedy Carstens. Classmate Maddie Abanto said that the field trip was a learning experience. "Everyone benefitted from today. The children learned new words and how to read, and we learned how kids learn." Hinkle was very pleased with the work her students performed, and how the young students reacted to the learning process. "I observed our ninth-graders taking a step up in understanding

literacy development and observed the K-3 students listening and reading aloud. All this was happening while everyone was having fun!" The volunteer coordinator at St. Francis, Traci Hooks, was equally pleased with the fair. “St. Francis Seraph students were delighted to have Ursuline students present the book fair. They kept our young students engaged throughout the fair—this has been a great experience," Hooks said. Hinkle remarked how the literacy project was a true servicelearning opportunity. "Allowing our students and the children at St. Francis Seraph to make connections with one another, celebrate reading and gain a better understanding of the importance of literacy is paramount to the development of the Ursuline woman as she strives to seek justice through action."



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INDIAN HILL — Coming off the heels of first-place finish at the McKee Invitational, May 3, Cincinnati Country Day’s upperclassmen are continuing to live up to the potential that coaches saw in the student-athletes just a couple years ago. This year’s roster features a key group of juniors and seniors who have been running for three or four years to get to this point, according to head coach Howard Brownstein. CCD fields five spring sports and participation in track isn’t what it used to be, according to Brownstein.

To be competitive, Brownstein said the team must work with the freshmen and sophomores to help them realize their potential. And both Brownstein and his athletes are starting to see the fruits of their labors. Junior Brian Burnett won the 100-meter dash at the McKee meet with a time of 10.74 seconds. This comes after Burnett was posting 12-second times as a freshman. “He’s come on every year,” Brownstein said. Senior Jordan Patterson took first in the 200 at McKee. At the Ross Invitational April 27, Patterson broke the school record in the 200, which was set in 1993, with a mark of 22.18 seconds. In distance events, Kyle Kistinger continues to build off his state qualifying appearance at

the cross country championships last fall. He won the 3,200 meters at the McKee meet. Edwin Sam, who won the 110hurdles at the McKee meet, is now running the race in 12.2 seconds, according to Brownstein. The veteran head coach remembers the struggles Sam had when he first started hurdling, but Sam stuck with it, and practice paid off. “He’s worked at it and he’s come real far for us,” Brownstein said. CCD’s also getting help from sophomore Carson Aquino, who placed third in the hurdles at McKee. He also cleared 5 feet, 4 inches in the high jump, which Brownstein believes is a strong sign of his improvement. “(Carson) works hard and he’s starting to score some points for us,” Brownstein said.

The Indians have also been successful in relay events. The 4x200 team, which consists of Patterson, Burnett, Robert Settles and junior Trent Babb, also set a school record (1:32.57) at the Ross meet. It was the second time this season the quartet broke the school mark. As the Indians head into postseason competition, the state championships certainly will be on the mind of the school’s competitors. But before the Indians set their sights on Columbus, Brownstein and company will seek to achieve a few more team goals. “We’ve got some goals, the league meet and districts, and we’d like to get kids to the state meet, and that’s probably everybody’s goal. And I think we’ve shown we have talented kids; we just need to stay healthy,” he said.

Lady Braves look for late run By Scott Springer

INDIAN HILL — With a new coach at the helm and some difficult injuries, the Indian Hill girls softball team was looking to tough it out down the stretch at presstime. In recent weeks, the Lady Braves had run into some tough luck with senior Jeannette Jinkinson, the starting shortstop briefly being injured, and then losing the league’s top hitter. “We lost our best player for the season,” coach Pat Spurlock said. “JoJo Wagner is at least one of our best two players.” The sophomore second baseman/pitcher was involved in a collision in the outfield going out to chase a fly. The recovery is estimated at six weeks, effectively ending her spring. “She had a super season,” Spurlock said. Wagner was on top of the Cincinnati Hills League with a .600 average (30 for 50) at the time of her injury. She also was leading the league in earned run average (1.67) among pitchers who had thrown 20 innings or more. Fortunately, Indian Hill still has sophomore Ally Hermes, their No. 1 in the circle. Hermes has thrown the bulk of the innings for the Lady Braves and has most of their wins. “She’s getting better every day,” Spurlock said. The backstop for Hermes is Sam King, yet another sophomore and one of five starting for the Lady Braves. King joined

Hermes, Jinkinson and Wagner in the Indian Hill “.400-plus club” in hitting. Had not the injury bug taken its bite, Indian Hill might’ve been a title contender. “We were 10-3 and on a roll there,” Spurlock lamented. While taking a few lumps with a young lineup this season, Spurlock is justifiably optimistic about the coming seasons in the CHL. “I’m convinced we can compete with these guys; it’s just getting everyone believing,” Spurlock said. “The league is very young and most of the pitchers are all sophomores. It’s going to be real exciting to watch the next couple of years.” Indian Hill will also return juniors Kendall Collins and Lindy Howe, as well as freshman Mikayla Germain who saw immediate playing time. All three were among the team’s RBI leaders. “I’m really looking for a sixteam race (next year),” Spurlock said. “The CHL ought to be really strong for the next several years.” With the regular season ending May 5 and the postseason beginning, Spurlock was still trying to reschedule some rain-out games, even if the Lady Braves were eliminated. Anderson, Norwood and Walnut Hills were all games he was hoping to play regardless of tournament results. “Hopefully, I can get someone to play us,” Spurlock said. “I just want the girls to play as many games as they can this year.”

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» At the Centerville Elite Tournament April 28, Moeller defeated Beavercreek, Hilliard Darby and Elder. The Crusaders came back on May 1 and beat Fenwick 25-21. 25-20, 25-16. Moeller beat St. Xavier May 4, 25-16, 25-18, 25-15.

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» At the DeHart Hubbard Invitational at Walnut Hills April 28, Moeller sophomore Andreas Pfaller won the 110 hurdles, senior John Ashbrock won the 300 hurdles and Moeller won the 4x800 relay.


» Moeller beat La Salle 10-4 on April 30. John Tanner got the win and Ty Amann was 3-3 with a double. The Crusaders finished their game with Elder on May 3, winning 7-6. Spencer Iacavone and Zack Shannon had homers. Moeller then beat St. Xavier 7-5 to win the GCLSouth title. Brian Burkhart went to 6-1 and Brad Macciocchi was 2-3 with a pair of doubles. » Indian Hill beat Purcell Marian 6-3 on May 4. Senior Brian Boone got the win and senior Tommy McClure homered.


» CCD pitcher Kaitlin Hilberg struck out 15 en route to a 12-4 win over St. Bernard May 3.

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» Indian Hill beat Wyoming 16-7 April 30 as senior Emma Goold and freshman Ashton Irvine had four goals each. » CCD beat Mercy 14-9 April 30. Cassie Sachs had seven goals. On May 3, CCD followed up with a 16-3 win over Miami Valley. Lily Cohen scored five goals.

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» At the Reading Invitational April 30, sophomore Drake Stimson won the high jump and the Braves took the 4x800 relay. » CCD won the McKee Invitational May 3. Brian Burnett (100), Jordan Patterson (200) Kyle Kistinger (3,200), Edwin Sam (110 hurdles) won their respective events. The 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams also took first.

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Junior Kendall Collins is ready at the plate for Indian Hill against Wyoming April 9. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Great 1st week for Sportsman voting Indian Hill Journal readers had a wonderful first week of voting for the 2012 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year, which opened April 30. To place a vote, go to Find the red and blue Sportsman of the Year logo on the right-hand side (you may need to scroll down) and click on it for a list of newspaper ballots/ links. If you do not already have a account needed to vote, you can create one the first time you vote. You may also


Upperclassmen race to the finish for CCD

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trends can be found at #soy12 or by following @PressPrepsMel. Log-in issues can be directed to Jordan Kellogg at Further questions can go to Melanie Laughman at Here are the students on your ballot:


Kyle Kistinger, CCD, senior Teddy Kremchek, Indian Hill, senior Jordan Patterson, CCD, sen-

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» At the Reading Invitational April 30, Indian Hill’s Jade Lac won the shot put. Sarah Rosenblum won the 200 meters May 3 at the McKee Invitational at Mariemont.


» Moeller beat Kings April 30 4-1. Austin MacEachen and Michael McGrath won singles matches. » Indian Hill beat Madeira 4-1 on May 2. Will Jaroszewicz and Saahil Desai won first and second singles. The Braves beat Loveland 4-1 on May 3 as junior Jaroszewicz went to 14-1 on the season with a first singles win. » CCD beat Walnut Hills 3-2 April 30. Asher Hirsch, Patrick Wildman and Michael Barton won at singles.



Moeller volleyball to host state tournament By Scott Springer

Moeller's Casey Pieper lofts the ball before serving at practice May 2. The 6-5 junior has been attracting college interest to play volleyball. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

He’s a 6-5 middle hitter, very athletic and very quick. He caught some people’s eye. I would anticipate he would have a chance to go somewhere and play.” The Crusaders will have more players on display lat-

Juniors Jared Engelhart and Zach Priest join the 6-5 Pieper as players leading Moeller into the tournament this year and beyond. Engelhart is a defensive specialist and Priest is a hitter. As good as the Crusaders are this season, they’ll

be even deeper in 2013. “We’ll be pretty senior heavy next year. We have12 juniors this year,” McLaughlin said. “We have really talented juniors who have guys in front of them right now. We anticipate a few guys to step up to that

leadership role next year.” First things first, Moeller has a rematch at Elder May 10. From there, it’s on to the postseason where they’ll click their gym shoes together knowing “there’s no place like home.”

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KENWOOD — The stars are aligned for Moeller High School to have an exciting finish to its spring volleyball season. State runners-up a year ago, the Crusaders are back with more experience and at presstime had only lost to a pair of opponents in the Chicago area during an early season tournament. They also recently won the Centerville Elite tournament defeating Beavercreek, Hilliard Darby and Greater Catholic League rivals Elder in the final. “It’s nice to see two GCL teams in the final of any tournament,” coach Matt McLaughlin said. “Elder always puts up a fight. You like to keep the victories in the GCL.” McLaughlin is a 2005 graduate of Moeller and a former volleyball player. He kept a tradition that former coach Greg Elland had by taking his troops to face the best the Windy City had to offer in late March. The Crusaders responded by going 3-2 with losses to Lincoln Way East and Napierville North. “We finished in 11th place, the best we’ve ever finished there,” McLaughlin said. “The competition up there is just exceptional. I was very happy with the finish.” Among McLaughlin’s top Moeller “mashers” are junior middle blocker Casey Pieper, senior outside hitter Garrett Morrissey and senior setter Matt Kanetkze. Of the three, Pieper may continue collegiately. “Casey Pieper’s playing club,” McLaughlin said. “After the Chicago tournament, he’s getting offers.

er in the month when they get the opportunity to host the Division I quarterfinals, semifinals and finals at Moeller High School May 26-27. They’ll also have the Division II semis and finals. “To be hosting is a great honor for our school,” McLaughlin said. “It’s a nice tribute to our program. Cincinnati’s been a dominating force in volleyball. To have a GCL school host the state tournament is a pretty good opportunity.” The obvious upside to hosting is the home-court advantage. That could be discounted since last year Moeller and Lakewood St. Edward made it to the final in Pickerington, but it’s always good to have your team in familiar surroundings. “There are no guarantees,” McLaughlin said. “I’m not counting on anything. I think for any GCL team making it there, it’s an extra advantage.”

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ones are required to keep the Secret Service from engaging in bawdy behavior, or excessive drinking. Further, it is a James waste of taxBaker COMMUNITY PRESS payer money to pay for GUEST COLUMNIST babysitters to monitor those whose behavior is supposed to be "professional.” If these men do not behave they should be immediately terminated and replaced by men who will behave. Why should you have to pay guards to guard the guards? If you found your barber or hairdresser foundering in a drunken squalor what would you think about your next haircut? Could you go back to them? What about a surgeon,

with whom you had scheduled a future surgery, could you follow through with that procedure? Could you continue to ‘carry’ an alcoholic employee who finds it difficult to accomplish his tasks? It is a disgrace to our nation that we are so poorly represented. I personally resent such a lack of management from this agency. This suggests that their bad behavior has been tolerated for a very long time; that it has been covered up; and that the managers of these Secret Service agents are themselves, alcoholics and womanizers. Why else would they tolerate such behavior? They all should be replaced with managers who can control this group. All corporate problems are due to poor management. This is no exception; Secret Service management is at the root of this problem. In fact, they are

the real problem, not the agents, who were allowed to act out. This is not a single incident. They have been acting this way for decades. This is the first time they were publicly caught. It takes a long time for men to learn to drink this heavily, meaning that their supervisors led them down this path and approved their expense accounts. Buried in the expense accounts are the details of a history of similar events. Congress only needs to follow the expense trail to learn where they have been and how heavily they partied – at our expense. It is our tax dollars, not theirs, that fund these agencies. There must be an adequate accounting for such misappropriation. James Baker is a 35-year resident of Indian Hill.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question What is the best time you ever spent with your mom? What made it special?

“As crazy as it may sound, it was at her hour of death just three days before Mother's Day, 2007. She had suffered with Alzheimer's for 15 years. At her hour of death she was surrounded by her children and sister and was finally at peace. She always was and continues to be our guardian angel." A.P. “One of the best times my Mom and I had was actually at a political rally. My Mom grew up on the east side of Cincy and came from a very prominent family that owned a diverse group of manufacturing companies. “From a young age she was taught to be very conservative, so it was no surprise to me in 2009 when she joined her local tea party affiliate down in Naples, Fla., where she now resides. “Well when the recall was on in Ohio in the form of Senate Bill 5 she got all fired up and insisted on flying into Columbus, Ohio,

THIS WEEK’S QUESTION What do you remember about your high school or college graduation? What advice would you give to this year’s college graduates? Every week we ask readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line.

and having me meet her there to attend the rallies at the statehouse. “She hasn't lost any of her right-wing fire and it was amazing to see her go toe to toe with the picketing teachers, police and firemen. She didn't even have a bull horn, but she certainly got her fellow tea partiers fired up. “Also, she saw some old Cincy friends there and they were able to reminisce about the times we all got together at the Maisionette or at the Camargo Country Club. “It was just so great to see that she hadn't lost her lifelong conservative passion and was still able at 79 to get in the fray and mix it up for the greater good of

our country.”


“I hope I don't come across as a party pooper, but I don't think my relationship with my mom was similar to the typical one of today. She was born in 1894 in Hungary, came to the U.S. as a young girl, and worked harder than most people today could ever imagine. “She had 12 children (of which I was the 11th), and died in 1977. Life was hard for her, but she made it as easy for me and my siblings as possible, thinking of us and our needs before herself. “I didn't realize that when I was a kid, but I know it now. I do not regret that we did not have a lot of 'fun' together - she didn't have the time or energy for that. I had my siblings and neighborhood kids to fill my days, and that worked.” Bill B. “The best time I ever spent with my Mom was last Valentines Day. Went to northern Illinois and spent a day with just her. No siblings, wife, son, etc. We talked all day and since she was 97 some of it got repeated every hour or so,

but I wouldn't trade those hours for anything. “She passed shortly afterward. I will always be grateful that I had this one last and wonderful encounter with the woman that helped forge the person I am.” J.Z. “One spring evening around 1998 I picked Mom up after work, took her to dinner and then drove to Dayton, Ohio, for an outdoor concert by John Tesh. Mom was 84 and the concert was her treat. I had never heard of Tesh and still don't know for sure how Mom knew of him but we had a great time. “Even though I got her home around midnight we had a lively conversation the whole time. Later on I bought her Tesh cassettes and a boom box which she thoroughly enjoyed. She died at age 89 and despite her long life this was the best time we together.” R.V. “The best times I spent with my Mom was the final two weeks of her dear life. A lot of talking and reminiscing went on then.” O.H.R.

Author: Balanced budget law a delusion We do not need a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. We need members of Congress with common sense and the courage to cut expenditures where appropriate, raise revenues where necessary and eliminate waste and foolishness in government. It is imperative that the federal government reduces unsustainable budget deficits. A Constitutional amendment is a distraction. Amending the Constitution is an arduous task. Constitutional amendments are not quick fixes. Both houses have to pass the amendment by a two-thirds vote majority. Then three-fourths of the state legislatures must ratify the amendment within some specified time period, historically seven years. The most recent House version of a balanced budget amendment would take place the second fiscal year following ratification, the Senate's most re-

cent version after five years. Assuming state legislatures take the full seven years, this means that the House verRichard sion would take Schwab effect in 2021, COMMUNITY PRESS and the Senate GUEST COLUMNIST version in 2024. How's that for responding to an immediate crisis? There is ample evidence that balanced budget amendments don't work. Forty-nine states have laws requiring balanced budgets. Forty-four of those states have unbalanced budgets. States have found clever ways to disguise debt and deficits. When President George W. Bush and Congress didn't want to show the cost of the Afghanistan and Iraqi wars, they labeled the items "off-budget." The cost was not added to the deficit. The cost



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Author: Workers always on duty How could we have been so naïve as to believe that our Secret Service officers were the crème de la crème of law enforcement? They are the nation's oldest federal investigative law enforcement agency, founded in 1865 as a branch of the U.S. Treasury Department. They were originally created to combat the counterfeiting of U.S. currency. No matter what your position may be, what company, association, or agency you may work for (public or private), you are never "off duty.” It does not matter whether you are in a paid position, or volunteer. You are always representing your family, town, church, and your employer, 24 hours a day, seven days per week. Your behavior reflects on those with whom you associate, and it makes them look desirable, or undesirable. It is ludicrous that chaper-


was added to the national debt. In 1992, then Congressional Budget Office Director Robert Reisch testified that it was a "cruel hoax to suggest to the American public that one more procedural promise in the form of a Constitutional amendment is going to get the job done ... the deficit cannot be brought down without making painful decisions to cut specific programs and raise particular taxes." In the 1990s, Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton worked with the Congress to do just that, and they helped move the country from deficit to surplus by the end of the decade. Our Constitution is strong because it is amended rarely and then to expand freedom not restrict it. Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison displayed understanding and foresight when they chose not to have a balanced budget provision in the Constitution even though the

original Continental Congress had huge deficits. The Constitution is not a dayto-day operating manual. It is a framework for the structure of our government. It lays out the duties and responsibilities of each of the three branches of government. It is designed in such a way that each branch acts as a check on the other two. This idea about government, and not accounting tricks, was the wisdom of our Founding Fathers. A vote for or discussion of a balanced budget amendment is for demagogic purposes and not for the heavy lifting required for true deficit reduction. Let's leave the Constitution alone. It didn't create the debt problem, and it won't solve it. Richard O. Schwab was formerly associate head of school, and middle school head, Cincinnati Country Day School. He is neighborhood team leader, Glendale Organizing For America Community Team (

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

Author: Legislators working to create jobs Your Ohio General Assembly was very active in April. While the governor and the General Assembly are required to work together to pass a budget every two years in the odd-numbered years, there are traditionally corrections or adjustments in the interim time periods. In March, Gov. Kasich set forth a package called a MidBiennium Review, or “MBR.” The main part of the MBR contained over 2,800 pages of proposals, including funding cuts to some state agencies; reforms to the delivery of Medicaid health care; consolidation and improvement of certain state agency functions and operations; and reformulating the approach of taxing financial institutions, to name a few. These initiatives were subsequently broken-down Peter into numerStautberg COMMUNITY PRESS ous separate bills in the GUEST COLUMNIST Ohio House of Representatives to allow adequate attention and focus by different legislative committees. A number of these bills passed the Ohio House at the end of April. In the Senate, separate bills concerning energy policy and education reforms were being heard. In all, various committees in both houses of the General Assembly spent hundreds of hours reviewing and revising the governor’s proposals. As we enter the month of May, more work and attention will be given to these proposals. Those bills that were approved by the Ohio House of Representatives in April will be reviewed and considered over in the Senate. Likewise, the House expects to begin reviewing those Senate bills that concern energy and education. It is anticipated that most of the initiatives proposed in the MBR will be fully approved by the legislature by the end of May. The top priority in Ohio remains job creation, and critical to the success of that goal is having a jobs-friendly business climate. The governor and the General Assembly remain committed moving Ohio forward and leading the way for economic growth. Having your state and local governments work efficiently, effectively, and collaboratively is part of the overall approach to make Ohio a great place to start, expand, or relocate a business. State Rep. Peter Stautberg (R) currently represents Ohio’s 34th House District. He is the Republican candidate in November for the new 27th House District, which consists of Anderson Township, Symmes Township, Fairfax, Indian Hill, Mariemont, Newtown, Terrace Park, eastern suburbs of the city of Cincinnati.

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Cincinnati Country Day School kindergartners Leo Joffe, left, and Sam Kohnen, both of Indian Hill, receive a few dribbling tips from Starfire U member Chris Couzins, of Anderson Township. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PR

Starfire U member Monique Cowherd, 21, left, of Price Hill, prepares a healthy snack for Cincinnati Country Day School kindergartner Alex Riemann, of Indian Hill.


Cincinnati Country Day School fourth-graders Will Horton, left, of Anderson Township, and Will Beyreis, of Loveland, cut out construction paper to decorate a homemade journal to be given to the Ronald McDonald House.

embers of Starfire U recently visited Cincinnati Country Day School to share their skills with children in kindergarten through grade four. Starfire U, which is a program for young people with disabilities, provides an opportunity for participants to make connections with people in the community. While visiting Cincinnati Country Day School, the Starfire U visitors provided demonstrations on sign language, basketball and miniature golf. The members also worked on crafts with the students. The craft items will be donated to several local charities. Photos by Forrest Sellers/The Community Press

AmeriCorps volunteer Lora Younger, left, joins Starfire U member Lauren Kindig, 26, in making a homemade journal which will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House. Both are residents of Wyoming.

Starfire U member Michelle Dunford, 28, right, of Green Township, shows Cincinnati Country Day School fourth-grader Mandie Lisco, of Anderson Township, how to spell her name in sign language.

Starfire U member Natasha Blair, 22, left, of Colerain Township, gives suggestions to Cincinnati Country Day School fourth-graders Katie Ashwell, of Mason, and Rebecca Mactaggart, of Indian Hill, on how to decorate cards which will be given to patients at CancerFree Kids.

Zumba instructor Karin Oakes, left, of Anderson Township, shares some of the Zumba techniques she teaches as a volunteer at Starfire U during a recent visit to Cincinnati Country Day School. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PR

Starfire U member Tony Steele, 22, right, of Winton Hills, demonstrates some fancy moves to Cincinnati Country Day School fourth-grader T.J. Moorman, of Hamilton.




Art Exhibits

Art Exhibits

The Colors of Spring, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Queen City Art Club’s new exhibit. Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Blossom II: Art of Flowers, Noon-5 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, Second in on-going series of national traveling exhibitions of artworks depicting and interpreting flowers of all kinds. Juried exhibition is sponsored by Susan K. Black Foundation and David J. Wagner LLC. Free. Presented by Greenacres Foundation. 891-4227; Indian Hill. The Colors of Spring, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Benefits League for Animal Welfare Benefit, 4-8 p.m., Little Red Gift Shop, 7925 Remington Road, Book signing of Cincinnati and Soup books, snacks, wine, shopping discounts and raffle. Benefits The League for Animal Welfare. Free. 891-5111. Montgomery.

Dining Events

Health / Wellness

Lag B’Omer Community Barbecue, 5:30 p.m., Blue Ash Elementary, 9541 Plainfield Road, Barbecue, inflatables, climbing equipment, basketball, tetherball courts, caricatures by Two Hand Mikey, raffle for Reds tickets and more. $13. Presented by Chabad Jewish Center. 7935200; Blue Ash.

Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Jewish Hospital Medical Office Building, 4750 E. Galbraith Road, Suite 111. 15minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish

The New Horizons Band of Cincinnati will have an open rehearsal Tuesday, May 15, at Montgomery's Swaim Park. THANKS TO DON BEDWELL

Home & Garden From Garden to Kitchen, 1-2:30 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, Greenhouse. Ron Wilson, gardening expert, and Rita Heikenfeld, certified herbalist, lead open-formatted session and talk about timely tips, container gardening, gardening with herbs and more. $10. Reservations required. Presented by Greenacres Foundation. 891-4227; Indian Hill.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 9 p.m., Tap House Grill, 8740 Montgomery Road, 8918277. Sycamore Township.

Literary - Libraries Gold Star Chilimobile, 4-7 p.m., Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road, Register for Summer Reading Program and receive free coney. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6001. Symmes Township.

On Stage - Comedy Roy Wood Jr., 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Special engagement. No coupons or passes accepted. $10$15. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Over the River and Through the Woods, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Warm, family comedy by Joe DiPietro and directed by Ginny Weil. Nick, an Italian-American boy from New Jersey, wants to follow his dream and move to Seattle, far away from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents and their routine Sunday dinners. But both sets of grandparents scheme to keep him from moving, using the lovely and single Caitlin O’Hare as bait. $17. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. Through May 20. 684-1236; Columbia Township.


Hospital. 686-3300. Kenwood.


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Gorgeous Container Gardening, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., The Kenwood by Senior Star, 5435 Kenwood Road, Lisa Gross, three-time gold medal winner in Cincinnati Flower Show, shares tips on container gardening and how to use it to spruce up your home. Light lunch included. Free. Reservations required. 223-3921; Madisonville.

Mariemont Players will present "Over the River and Through the Woods," a comedy by Joe DiPietro, at the Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road (just east of Mariemont) through May 20. Nick, an Italian-American boy from New Jersey, wants to follow his dream and move to Seattle, far away from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents and their routine Sunday dinners. But both sets of grandparents scheme to keep him from moving, using the lovely, and single, Caitlin O'Hare as bait. “Over the River and Through the Woods” is directed by Ginny Weil, produced by Charlie Sampson, and features Ann Baker, Bill Hartnett, Norma Niinemets, Kristy Rucker, Michael Sauer and Arny Stoller. Performances will be at 8 p.m. May 10, 11, 12, 7 and 18; at 7 p.m. May 6; at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 13; at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. May 19, and at 2 p.m. May 20. For more information or to order tickets for “Over the River and Through the Woods,” call Betsy at 684-1236. All seats are reserved and cost $17 each; non-reserved seats for the preview only are $10 each. THANKS TO TOM STOREY

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

On Stage - Comedy Roy Wood Jr., 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $10-$15. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Over the River and Through the Woods, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township. The Fantasticks, 7:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 S. Second St. $15. Presented by Loveland Stage Company. Through May 20. 4434572; Loveland.

Parenting Classes Foster Parent Training, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Diversion Foster Care, 10921 Reed Hartman Highway, Suite 315. Begin process of becoming licensed foster parent. Family friendly. Free. Through Feb. 11. 984-2031; Blue Ash.

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. 985-0900; Montgomery.

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. Family Field Day, 6-8 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Celebrate Jewish holiday of Lag B’Omer with bonfire, cookout and games for all. Family friendly. Free. 761-7500; Amberley Village.


Support Groups

Art Exhibits

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. Family friendly. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 673-0174. Blue Ash.

Open Studios, 6-10 p.m., Loveland Art Studios on Main, 529 Main Ave., Open studios where more than 40 artists are showing their works in one building. Free. 683-7283; Loveland. The Colors of Spring, Noon-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Support Groups Women’s Separation/Divorce Support, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Comprehensive Counseling Services Inc., 10999 Reed Hartman Highway, Gain comfort, strength and empowerment to move forward with your life. Led by licensed social worker. $35 per two-hour session. Registration required. 891-1533. Blue Ash.

Civic Honoring Our Veterans, 11 a.m., Trinity Community Church, 3850 E. Galbraith Road, Program and luncheon honoring veterans, their families and friends in community. Free. Reservations required. 791-0893; Deer Park.

Community Dance Rock and Sould Dance, 8 p.m.-midnight, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road, Split-the-pot, door prizes and more. With DJ Danny Earls from WGRR. $15. 891-1700; Kenwood.

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. 315-3943; Silverton.

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.

Exhibits Exploring History Through Textiles, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Quilts on display on loan and from GLHSM collection. 6835692; Loveland.

Health / Wellness Diabetes Conversation Maps Sessions, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, 4460 Red Bank Road, Suite 100, Theme: Blood Glucose and A1c. Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. $30 for four sessions; $10 per session. Presented by Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates. 271-5111. Madisonville. CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Providers, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, $110,

$100 members. Reservations required. 985-0900; Montgomery.

Literary - Signings Gold Star Chilimobile, Noon-3 p.m., Mariemont Branch Library, 3810 Pocahontas Ave., Register for Summer Reading Program and receive free coney. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4467. Mariemont.

Music - Classical Linton Peanut Butter & Jam Session, 10-10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-noon, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road, Madcap Music: The Madcap Puppets join the Peanut Butter and Jam musicians to tell an exciting story set to chamber music. Children’s hands-on chamber music series for ages 2-6 and their families. Free Graeter’s cookies. Family friendly. $15 flexbook of four, $5; free ages 2 and under. Presented by Linton Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions. 381-6868; Kenwood.

On Stage - Comedy

The Fantasticks, 7:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $15. 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.

745-8550; Blue Ash.

Exhibits Exploring History Through Textiles, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 683-5692; Loveland.

Health / Wellness Women’s Health Week, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Mother’s Day. Daily events promote women’s health. Ages 18 and up. $20. 985-0900; Montgomery.


Holiday - Mother’s Day

2nd Saturday Divorce Workshop for Women, 8:30-11 a.m., Merrill Lynch, 5151 Pfeiffer Road, Suite 100, Workshop provides information and resources for women at all stages of divorce – before, during and after. Presented by attorneys, financial professionals and family therapists. Presenters include Karen Levy, Beth Silverman, Sherri Slovin, Mary Ellen Malas, Kyra Raimey, Erinn McKee Hannigan, Marie Hill, Susan Steinberg, Fran Hendrick. Free. Presented by 2nd Saturday Cincinnati. 8331518. Blue Ash.

Mother’s Day Brunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, Bountiful buffet surrounded by Blossom II exhibit paintings, Greenhouse tours and more. $35, $12.95 ages 12 and under. Reservations required. Presented by Greenacres Foundation. 891-4227; Indian Hill.

Roy Wood Jr., 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $10-$15. 984-9288; Montgomery.


On Stage - Theater

Art Exhibits

Over the River and Through the Woods, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township. Lights … Camera … Murder!, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Maggiano’s Little Italy, 7875 Montgomery Road, Three-course meal prepared by executive chef Karl Lenz, glass of wine, dinner, staffing fee, sales tax and show. Audience members become suspects and have chance to solve crime. Family friendly. $49.95 per person. Reservations required. Presented by Whodunit Players. 794-0672; Sycamore Township.

Blossom II: Art of Flowers, 2-5 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, Free. 891-4227; Indian Hill. The Colors of Spring, Noon-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Auditions Once Upon a Mattress, 2-5:30 p.m., Blue Ash Amphitheatre, 4433 Cooper Road, Production dates: Aug. 9-13 and 15-18. Email to reserve audition times. Walk-ins accepted if vacancies in reservations arise. All ages. Family friendly. Free. Presented by East Side Players.

Music - Student Performances Cincinnati Junior Strings, 3 p.m., UC Blue Ash College Muntz Theater, 9555 Plainfield Road, Performance by acclaimed orchestra of young string musicians under direction of Dr. Gerald Doan. Free. Presented by UC College-Conservatory of Music Preparatory Dept. 5562595; Blue Ash.

On Stage - Comedy Roy Wood Jr., 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $10-$15. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Over the River and Through the Woods, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.



Mom’s Day treat might be herb spread With Mother’s Day approaching, I am reminded of my own mom, Mary Nader. You would have loved her – mom stood out in a crowd, but in a quiet, beautiful way. That describes her, both inside and out. What I try to do as a mom and grandmom is to share my traditions with Rita my family Heikenfeld like my RITA’S KITCHEN parents did. Mom used to say to know who you are, you have to know where you came from. This Mother’s Day, share your story with your family, especially the little ones. That’s how traditions begin. Remember the “other” moms too, the ones who may not be biologically related, but who are blessings in your life.

Belgian endive water lily with fresh herb spread This was a featured recipe when Country Gardens magazine came out to my home for a day of photographing my herb garden and making herbal recipes. It is so easy, looks elegant and every time I make it in class, it becomes a student favorite. Sprinkle a few fresh herbs (even parsley looks nice) and edible flowers on top

rhubarb pie. Glendale reader Elizabeth Meyers remembered her mom’s signature pie which had rhubarb and mulberries. “A great way to get fruit into the diet on the cheap if mulberry trees are growing nearby, and the more they pick, the less the birds eat and then leave on the cars!”

for a real treat for mom. This spread is better than the boursin cheese spread you can buy. The spread is also delicious on crostini or as a dip for veggies. Notice the range in herb amounts. Start with first amount listed and then go from there, adding more if you like. Endive leaves: 3-4 heads. Cut bottoms from endive heads. Wash leaves gently and drain well to dry. Set aside while making herb spread. Mix together either in food processor or mixer until well blended: 8 oz cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup, 1 stick butter, softened 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons each fresh herbs: oregano, thyme, basil, dill and onion chives 1/4 teaspoon black pepper or dash or two of cayenne pepper, ground 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese Squeeze or two of lemon juice

Place mixture on large round plate. Shape into a disk. Starting with largest endive leaves first, insert leaves into bottom of mound and push in about an inch, making a single layer of leaves. Keep inserting layers of leaves in alternate rows, making a flower petal pattern. This can be made several hours ahead to this point. Cover lightly and refrigerate.

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356, and go to her blog at

Belgian endive water lily with fresh herb spread was a featured recipe when Country Gardens magazine came out to Rita’s home for a day of photographing her herb garden\. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

When ready to serve, sprinkle with chopped edible flowers or insert an edible flower petal into the base of each endive leave where it meets the cream cheese mixture. This spread is a good keeper, covered, in the refrigerator, up to two weeks. Even easier: Use dry herbs along with the fresh garlic, Parmesan and lemon juice. Use these herbs in place of fresh: 1/2 t ea: dried oregano, thyme, marjoram, basil, dill weed. This version is from friend and colleague, Kay Hitzler, a multi-talented nurse and cook.

This one is fun for the kids to make. Instead of endive leaves, poke carrot and celery sticks into the mound.

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YMCA lauds 2 teenagers Indian Hill residents Linnea Head, a student at Seven Hills School, and Animaesh Manglik, a student at Indian Hill High School, are among 40 teens being honored by the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati for exemplifying the values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility. Head whole-heartedly and infectiously makes her world a better place. Her influence at Seven Hills has been described as ‘legendary’; however, her energy extend far beyond its walls. A fearless model for eth-



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The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden's 26th annual Zoo Babies will be celebrated the entire month of May. Nearly two dozen animals have recently been born, and more are on the way. One of the highlights of the event, a Bactrian camel, was born April 23. Voters named it “Bogart.” The name Bogart received 2,433 votes, out of nearly 5,000 total, during the five-day voting period. Bogart was chosen from four names selected by the camel keepers, which also included Henry, Lyn and Cain. With the baby camel’s father named “Humphrey,” Bogart was the perfect pairing. “The Zoo will be overflowing with cuteness this spring,” said Thane Maynard, executive director of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. “Between the adorable

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Organizations rally around cancer cause During the last few months, several local organizations provided opportunities for thousands of people in Greater Cincinnati to get active and show their support for people with cancer by raising money for Cancer Support Community of Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (formerly The Wellness Community) as they played golf, ran, walked, cycled and played platform tennis. “It’s great to see so many people having fun and staying physically active while also supporting those in our community who are facing cancer,” said Rick Bryan executive director of Cancer Support Community, “and the financial impact of these donations is so important in

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Hartmann. “At the county, we support the Lighthouse campaign and welcome the private sector resources that are making it possible.” Lighthouse Youth Services has been providing foster care for more than 30 years and is currently the leading provider of foster care in Hamilton County, serving more than 150 children in Lighthouse licensed foster homes. In addition to recruitment, Lighthouse is increasing training opportunities for new foster parents and continues to provide access to a professional

Sycamore Senior Center still springing into action A look at upcoming events at the Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive in Blue Ash; 984-1234:

Root for the Reds

Several Cincinnati Reds games are on the menu for May and June, and will continue through the baseball season. There are senior center packages that include transportation to and from the games, a lower level seat and a food and beverage credit as part of the package. This program provides an easy way of attending our Reds games without the hassle of parking and walking to the stadium. Interested parties may contact Blake Williams at (513) 7857974 for more information.

Mother’s Day Luncheon A Mothers Day celebration will be Friday, May 11, featuring a special menu and musical entertainment by Dale Chambers on classical guitar with versions of ’30s and ’40s classics. For reservations, call 984-1234 by May 4.

Health screenings and other vital issues

There are great opportunities to have free informational screenings for common problems that affect the senior population. » The Cincinnati Eye Institute’s Hearing Services division will provide free hearing screenings Friday, May 11, by appointment only. There will be a brief

presentation and a simple and painless test can be administered in just a few minutes.. » The Tri-State Sleep Disorders Centers will be discussing symptoms and implications of sleep disorders Wednesday, June 6, and will also explain Medicare’s role in the cost of these procedures. Please call 984-1234 to sign up for these and other health oriented programs at the Sycamore Senior Center.

Classes for beginners include instruction on computer basics using proper techniques. For more information, please call Kathy Timm, SSC activities director, at 686-1010 or the welcome desk at 984-1234.

Evening bingo

A BBQ grill out before the bingo game on Wednesday, May 16, will initiate the summer evening bingo series at the Sycamore Senior Center. Serving will begin at 4 p.m. and the bingo begins at 5:30 p.m. Evening Bingo is held on the third Wednesday of each summer month. On Wednesday, June 20, the pregame grill out will be burgers, brats and metts. All individuals or groups are welcome to attend evening bingo.

Computer and technology educational programs The computer tutors continue the on-going schedule for seniors wishing to enhance their computer knowledge.


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10 Steps To Putting Your Affairs “In Order” Please join us for a presentation given by Mark S. Reckman, Esq. from Wood & Lamping, LLP. Mark will walk you through the complicated legal process of taking care of the details surrounding Power of Attorney, Living Will, deed to the house and more. Light refreshments will be served.

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Church names coordinator St. Paul Community United Methodist Church of Madeira has named Laura Fightmaster to the new position of student ministry - contemporary growth coordinator. She will lead the church’s student ministry and also serve as the staff liaison to expand the church’s 9:30 a.m. Sunday contemporary worship service. “Laura has the proven ability to draw in, connect with, and help youth grow in faith. She brings organizational skills and energy and looks forward to working with the St. Paul UMC family,” Senior Pastor Richard Coldwell said.

Fightmaster, who grew up active in the youth group at Westwood United Fightmaster Methodist Church, graduated with a bachelor of Fine arts in art history from Ohio University in 1998. From 1998 to 2000 she served as a US-2 Missionary/Campus Ministry Assistant at the University of Northern Iowa Wesley Foundation. Then she moved to New York to head recruitment ofyoung adult mission personnel through the General Board of


Global Ministries. In 2001 her former youth pastor at Westwood UMC hired her as youth director of North Naples UMC in Naples, Fla., where she oversaw a program for about 200 young people. In 2005 she returned to the Cincinnati area as director of student ministries of Westwood UMC and the Wesley Chapel Mission Center. She also held a similar position at Miami Whitewater UMC in Harrison from 20082011. Most recently she was a health unit coordinator at local area hospitals. She also coaches at Oak Hills High School and Oak Hills Swim and Racquet Club.

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 athttp://www.armstrong preschool.html. Contact Jennifer Hock at for more information or to schedule a visit. The church is at 5125 Drake Road; 561-4220;

Ascension Lutheran Church






100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052

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

8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 "Roadblocks In A Believers Path: Faith Like A Child" Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

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

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

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

2021 Sutton Ave 231-4445

Sunday Services

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


Hyde Park Baptist Church Michigan & Erie Ave

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



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

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

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

INDIAN HILL Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Phone 513-561-6805 Fax 513-561-0894

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Kenwood Fellowship Church

Weekly watercolor classes for beginners are being offered on Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $8 per session at the church. Call Mary Lou DeMar for information at 891-5946. The church offers adult bible study at 9 a.m. Sunday, a teen Sunday school class and a pre-kindergarten program during worship service from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sundays. A buffet luncheon follows. The church is at 7205 Kenwood Road; 891-9768.

Lighthouse Baptist Church

Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Sunday morning service is 11 a.m. Sunday evening service is 6

The church is offering a sevenweek class entitled “After the Boxes are Unpacked” for women who are new to the Cincinnati area or are looking to connect with their community. Child care is provided. Call the church or e-mail for more information. The church is at 11251 Montgomery Road; 489-0892;; theboxes.

St. Paul Community United Methodist Church

On Saturday, May 19, the church is having its Junk in the Trunk yard sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the church parking lot. The sale is the same day as the Madeira-wide yard sale. Space is availavle to rent to sell items. Church members can sell for $10, and non church members can sell for $15. Sellers can rent a table for an additional $5, or use their own or the trunk of their car. To register, stop by the church office by May 12. For more information, visit the church website www.stpaulcommunityumc .org.

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

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

Jeff Hill • Minister

UNITED METHODIST Worship Service 10:30am Sunday School 9:15 am

PRESBYTERIAN Contemporary Worship

Community HU Song 10 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

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.

Montgomery Community Church


Experience the Light and Sound of God You are invited to the

Good Shepherd Catholic Church

p.m. and Wednesday service is 7 p.m. Master Clubs are 7 p.m., Wednesdays. The church is meeting at Raffel’s Blue Ash Banquet Center, 11330 Williamson Road, Blue Ash; 709-3344.

Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am



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programs for all ages at 9:45 a.m. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288,

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

The 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


Church (513) 561-5954 • (513) 561-8020 School Miami Ave & Shawnee Run Rd. Mass Schedule Daily: 7:00, 8:00 & 11:30AM Saturday: 4:30PM Sunday: 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00AM 12:30 & 6:00PM


Sunday Worship: 9:00 & 10:30 AM with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN



Pastor Josh is leading a Sunday morning adult forum series on selected articles from “The Lutheran” monthly publication. The six weeks’ series includes topics such as “Sabbath,” “Ten Trends to Watch” and “Blessings or Privileges” and will conclude Sunday, May 27. Visitors are welcome to join the group for the 9:45 a.m. forum. The church is participating in the Feinstein Challenge to fight hunger. Donated food and money given to the Challenge will help raise money for antihunger agencies, including the local Northeast Emergency Distribution Services. The Women’s Bible Study is studying the Book of Samuel. The eight-week study is a part of the Book of Faith Series. The women meet on Wednesdays 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Childcare is provided and guests are welcome. Sunday worship services are at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. with


Don’t miss’s Metromix Stage at Taste of Cincinnati 2012! Along with a great band lineup, there will be more than 40 restaurants gathered along 6 blocks of 5th Street in downtown Cincinnati Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday and Sunday, May 26 & 27, Noon – Midnight and Monday, May 28, Noon – 9pm. Cost is FREE! Before you go, don’t forget to download your Taste of Cincinnati App, coming soon for your iPhone & Android! Create your agenda for the day by browsing menu & drink items with a map of booth locations and entertainment schedules! It’s a must have for Taste of Cincinnati 2012!

Saturday, May 26th

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2 Traditional Worship Services 8:15 & 11:00

2 Contemporary Worship Services

9:30 & 11:00 am in our Contemporary Worship Center Saturday Service 5:30 pm Sunday School and Childcare available at 9:30 & 11:00 Services

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


8000 Miami Ave. 513-791-4470 Sunday Worship 9:30 am - Contemporary Service 11:00 am - Traditional Service Vacation Bible School • 6/18-6/22

Sunday, May 27th

Crush Shiny and The Spoon The Minor Leauges Buffalo Killers Lions Rampant Headlining act to be announced!!!

Monday, May 28th

Presentation of The Spirit of Katie Reider Award Kelly Thomas and The Fabulous Pickups The Tillers

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