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The Applebee’s on 5980 Drive in Miami Township recently closed. The Clermont County General Health District reported more than 45 health violations since February 2012 at the restaurant.PROVIDED

Applebee’s closes after history of health violations By Keith BieryGolick

MIAMI TWP. — An Applebee’s restaurant with a history of health violations closed recently. The Clermont County General Health District reported 48 violations from February 2012 to October 2013 at the restaurant on 5980 Meijer Drive, which opened in 1999. In February 2012, county officials found 23 violations during one inspection. The violations included: A cook handling taco chips with bare hands, a moldy soda gun at the bar, storing cold foods above the required temperature, several violations for general cleanliness and a lack

of knowledge about cleaning procedures. County officials found four repeat violations during a follow-up inspection in March, although all “critical” violations were corrected. Among the violations not corrected: A freezer unit was held shut by a bungee cord and microwaves contained a “Styrofoam residue” on the outside. The cook line and walk-in freezer floor also were dirty. Officials found more violations during standard and follow-up inspections until the restaurant closed. Carol Pullen, a Goshen Township resident, said she was See CLOSED, Page A2


Mallet Madness, a percussion ensemble of Loveland fourth graders, performs at Loveland's State of Schools event. Superintendent Chad Hilliker said the group is an example of the district's excelling arts programs. MARIKA LEE/ THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Technology, creative thinking LCS focus By Marika Lee

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With a changing world and new careers being regularly created, Loveland Schools Superintendent Chad Hilliker hopes the district can prepare students differently than ever before. He delivered his State of the Schools address at Loveland Middle School Jan. 15. “We do a great job right now, but I feel that we can do even better in the future,” Hilliker said. Hilliker spoke about working toward more education in the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. He said the district sent a survey to parents and focusing on STEM subjects and technology were the two aspects thought to be most

important. “The STEM (job market) is going to be an area to have a lot of growth,” he said, adding careers in biomedical engineering, medical science and software development are predicted to increase significantly by 2020. He said education within the Loveland Schools has to match the changing world, which has more access to information and a need for problem solvers and creators. “We can’t stop talking tests, but we have to foster that thinking in students to help them be creative,” Hilliker said. Treasurer Brett Griffith also spoke at the event, talking about the district’s funding and the upcoming levy. “When we did the last levy in 2011 it was a conscious deci-

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sion to come in at a low level – 3.5 mills – and make up the difference in cash. We have been eating up the cash flow to make up that difference,” Griffith said. Griffith said 80 percent of the funding for the schools is provided by property tax. The Loveland Board of Education unanimously voted for a 5.6-mill levy at a special meeting Jan. 14. The cost of the levy for taxpayers will be $196 annually per $100,000 of home valuation, according to a post on Loveland’s website by chief information officer Heather Higdon. Under the current levy, the cost for residents is $122.50 annually per $100,000 of home valuation. The levy requires another vote, which will take place at the board’s meeting on Jan. 21.

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Chili cook-off returns to Paxton’s Warm or cold, it will be chili at Paxton’s Grill Sunday, Jan. 26. After a one-year hiatus for some winter remodeling, the chili cook-off returns to Paxton’s. General Manager Ralph Dunnigan invited customers to cook up their best chili recipe to win the crown for best chili in Loveland. “It’s a slow Sunday between the NFL championship games and the Super Bowl,” Dunnigan said. “You got the Pro Bowl that day, but nobody watches that so…We just thought up a little opportunity to get customers in here

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Two judges taste-teste intently to crown the best chili in Loveland at a previous Paxton's chili cook off. The contest returns Sunday, Jan. 26. CHUCK GIBSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

will supply the electric and the judges. After winners are announced, customers can taste the chili. “Then we open it up to everybody in the restaurant,” Dunnigan said. “Whatever donation they want to make, $2s, $3; see how much we can raise for the Loveland Initiative.”


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“shocked” it closed. Pullen last visited the Miami Township Applebee’s this summer where she received good food and good service. “It was expensive, but anywhere is anymore,” she said. Tom Altum, a Goshen Township resident, said he usually goes to the Cracker Barrel on River’s Edge Drive instead of Applebee’s when he eats out. He hasn’t been to Applebee’s in “several years.” The restaurant “got too loud,” Altum said. Both residents were

unaware of the restaurant’s health violations. It was noted during an inspection in October 2012 that the restaurant’s facilities were not cleaned often enough and drain flies were observed “throughout the facility.” In total, officials found 21 violations from April 2012 to October 2013. The most recent inspection in October found five violations including pans, plates and other equipment that were dirty. But the restaurant didn’t close because of health issues. “We had no knowledge of it closing,” said Julianne Nesbit, health commissioner for the Clermont County General

Health District. “It had nothing to do with us at all.” Thomas and King, a Lexington, Ky.-based restaurant management company, franchised the Miami Township Applebee’s. In total, the company owned 87 Applebee’s. Nine of Thomas and King’s Applebee’s locations were not sold in the transaction, said Dan Smith, communications manager at DineEquity, Inc., a franchisor of Applebee’s and IHOP restaurants. “(The Miami Township) location was closed by a former franchise group that no longer franchises restaurants with Applebee’s,” Smith said.

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Stage Company hits bricks for fundraising campaign

A look at the front of the Loveland Stage Company Theater reveals the "Spotlight Patio" location to the right side. LSC is selling bricks to build the patio and fund other improvements for the community theater.CHUCK

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“It’s a nice opportunity for people to leave their mark behind,” Downing said. “For instance, people who have been in plays can put their name, the part they played, the year of the production; or just families who enjoy the theater can be a permanent part of it.” A large cast and crew are working hard on the production of “42nd Street.” Downing invited everyone to come out and see the show set for performances on weekends March 7-22. It is a big bold musical set in 1933 with a cast of seasoned actors and actresses, and some new faces too. Go to for more about how to buy a “Spotlight Patio” brick.

ty, but, because of age, several other upgrades will be made too. “We have a few fundraisers going,” Downing said. “We have the Kroger rewards card program and a 'Dine to Donate' a couple times per year at a couple restaurants.” The next dining donation event is Feb. 4 at Buck's Tavern on Montgomery Road. The Kroger campaign is where a shopper designates the Loveland Stage Company as a Kroger rewards partner. The initial goal with the brick campaign is to sell 90 bricks. It’ll take more than 90 bricks and there are even plans for ways to expand it. A springtime grand opening is planned for the Spotlight Patio.

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LHS musicians selected to perform in OMEA Honor Band and Honor Jazz Band Loveland High School music students have been selected as members of the Ohio Music Education Association District XIV Honor Band and Honor Jazz Band. “The honors these musicians have received are a testament to their natural gifts and talents, hard work, innumerable hours of practice, and outstanding teaching,” said Chris Kloesz, Loveland High School principal. “They are most deserving of these accolades and congratulated on their selections to the respective OMEA District Honors ensembles.” “Mr. (Bernardo) Lopez and I are quite fortunate to work with such talented young men and women every day,” band teacher Chris Huening said. “We have the best job in the world.” OMEA District XIV Honor Band: Andrew Davis, horn; Katie Doarn, trumpet; Doug Foster, euphonium; Emily Robinson, flute; Charlie Schefft, piano and percussion. OMEA District XIV Honor Jazz Band: Emma Cavano, saxophone; Katie Doarn, trumpet; Caroline Fisher, saxophone; Spencer Johnson, trombone; Teddy Jones, trumpet; Charlie Schefft, piano and percussion; Alyssa Stubbers, saxophone.

Loveland students who were named to the Ohio Music Education Association District XIV Honor Band and Honor Jazz Bands, from left: front, Doug Foster, euphonium; Emma Cavano, saxophone; Alyssa Stubbers, saxophone; Caroline Fisher, saxophone, and Spencer Johnson, trombone; back, Andrew Davis, horn; Emily Robinson, flute; Katie Doarn, trumpet; Teddy Jones, trumpet; Charlie Schefft, piano and percussion. THANKS TO HEATHER HIGDON


The following students have earned honors for the first trimester of 20132014.

Fifth-grade High Honors – Aurora Alarcon, Jacob Aldrich, David Ballman, Makenna Banbury, Taylor Barnett, Raymond Barrish, Zachary Bebout, Tasha BeckMyers, Colin Beran, Josh Biegger, Colin Blackburn, Will Blaker, Anna Bober, Spencer Boothe, Mitchell Bow, Payton Brakvill, Kacey Branscum, Kaitlyn Breese, Miya Brines, Nicole Brink, Tess Broermann, Alexis Burroughs, Forrest Bushstone, Aiden Callahan, Jacob Carle, Ellie Carr, Mia Carver, Kees Ciric, Griffin Clark, Molly Clemons, Calvin Cloud, Caraline Cobb, James Compton, Trevor Conley, Matthew Copfer, Mia Cornelius, Sam Cox, Pete Craft, Brandon Craig, Jackson Crane, Matt Cronin, Grace Daniel, Skyler Daumeyer, Rowan Dawson, Frances Denman, Justin Dierling, Kyle Drapeau, Ryan Duell, Erik Dullaert, Danny Dunlop, Babs Dwyer, Ellie Egan, Kali Egan, Morgan Eversole, Luke Faessler, Madison Ferreira, John Filgis, Owen Fischer, Erin Flanagan, Max Flanders, Trevor Fleming, Caroline Florea, Allie Fogel, Gwen Franke, Kimmie Frazier, Patricia Garny, Anna Geiger, Drew Gleason, Gabby Griggs, Isa Gunn, Eden Harden, Natalie Harper, Helge Harris, Ali Hartman, Lauren Hentz, Caleb Herbon, Karina Hollenkamp, Lilly Huber, SaraJane Hunt, Jesse Jenkins, Megan Jenkins, Maya Jepson, Aidan Johnson, Maya Johnson, Elyse Kadish, Preston Kells, Amy Keyser, Tucker Koester, Adam Koscielicki, Aaron Krabacher, Tyler Lake, Alex Laman, Hannah Laman, Johanna Larkin, Ethan Libby, Hunter Linger, Sarah Lolli, Adam Luneack; Aziz Mahmud, Weston Manske, Averee Martin, Avery Mastin, Braden Matsudo, Nate Matuszak, Emma McCann, Sarah McKenzie, Christopher McMahan, Faith Meece, Ellie Mennen, Morgan Meyer, Abbie Miller, Alex Miller, Maddy Miner, Ethan Morath, Skylar Mosconi, Mason Mueller, Sara Mueller, Maggie Nance, Caleb Nelson, Clayton Nichols, Catrin

Palmer, Gwen Palmer, Luc Parrish, Brooke Partin, Reilly Patton, Alex Paumier, Adam Perry, Alyshia Perry, Lily Prichard, Julia Quigley, Caitlin Reardon, Emily Reardon, Joanna Reese, Ansley Richards, Kelsie Richey, Spencer Rodriguez, Lilly Rohling, Will Ross, Connor Ruble, Shelby Sansom, Collin Saylor, Grace Schamel, Maddie Schamel, Sarah Scheper, Caden Schwartz, Sophie Scuterud, Jake Sealschott, Ethan Segrist, Ryan Sewell, Joseph Shapiro, Brayden Shepard, Jaedon Shepardson, Jonathan Sichak, Abbie Smith, Ethan Smith, Leah Smith, Shraya Smolenski, Anna Soupene, Calvin Spencer, Rylee Strayer, Ajay Stutz, Sasha Sushansky, Mark Tereck, Stone Thole, Meghan Tibbs, Tayler Towles, Jane VanBuskirk, Alex Vanderhorst, Kendall Visco, Aleah Walters, Hanna Wenger, Loryn Zenni and Jacob Zicka. Honors – Olivia Alessi, Laurel Allen, Austin Andersen, Colin Anderson, Nikolas Apodaca, Merei Ashyrova, Avery Bairnsfather, Ayden Banasik, Lindsey Barnett, Maizie Blackmer, Christian Blastingame, Maggie Bowers, Atalie Brown, Michael Brown, Andrew Burke, Jaclyn Cable, Alex Christow Moreno, Cameron Clark, Dominic Collett, Kylie Cornelius, Kelsie Cortright, Kylie Courtney, Thomas Dennedy, Zach DeWitt, Mae Dudley, Ian Duffy, Jayvin Dunn, Tamara El Khatib, Breanna Eldridge, Jack Ellis, Mason Engel, Andrew Fancher, Dilan Feighery, Rachel Fermon, Jessica Ferrell, Carson Fields, Julia George, Ashley Gilker, Kaylan Gleckler, Aaron Goffstein, Sami Gray, Ryan Griswold, Karson Haley, Anna Hammond, Emily Hanna, Jerrah Harcourt, Mia Harper, Samantha Harris, Reece Hatfield, Natalie Heath, Ayden Herdtner, Ryan Hetzel, Lexie Holtman, Blake Hornsby, Aidan James, Joey Kapszukiewicz, Aimee Kenny, Jacob Kim, Olivia Klei, Davis Kramer, Aidan Kruse, Zoe Lake, Katie Lindemann, Michael Livengood-Williams, James Lodge, Austin Lodor, Victoria Logan, Luke Loquist, Haley Loveless, Maryn Luti; Connor MacFarland, Tara McCarthy, Casey McCluskey, Emma McKee, KK McMurdy, Eli Metzger, Gavin Miller,

Taylor Miller-Bross, Tyler Miller-Bross, Cole Mlinar, Haven Montgomery, Blake Moore, Rachel Moore, Paul Morris, Andrew Morrison, Samaria Newton, Cole Nichols, Aidan Noble, Monty Noel, Alex Nortman, Izzy Orth, Gregory Pappa, Allison Partin, Elaina Perry, Nathan Perry, Tyler Petee, Scott Phelan, Drew Piziali, Sophie Plomaritis, Ty Preston, Alice Puthoff, Cole Ray, Kai Reinhold, Elise Reynolds, Grace Riehle, Makenzy Robinson, Vivianne Robinson, Olivia Rohling, Cody Rose, James Rose, Anna Rosian, William Sapp, Scott Sheakley, Jack Shultz, Toria Sims, Richard Smart, Declan Smith, Titus Spires, Hrissy Stanchev, Joseph Stepaniak, Josey Storm, Mason Stout, Fredrick Sturgis, Alayza Surber, Kathryn Taylor, Lance Thomas, Grace Trombly, Tre Webster, Eli Weiler, Justin Whiteside, Bianca Wilburn, Carly Wilhoite, Momo Wilson, Jude Wint, Marissa Winter, Kevin Witter, Logan Wolter, Matthew Wright and Kayla Yeomans.

Sixth-grade High Honors – Jay Adams, Josh Anness, Omar Atwan, Killian Baarlaer, Alex Bacanurschi, Noelle Barry, Maria Bashardoust, Julia Bayer, Tom Behling, Bock-Hamilton Bock, Noel Bradford, Olivia Bransford, Nathaniel Broelmann, Riley Bullock, Alexa Burke, Riley Caney, Nami Cannon, Zachary Case, Morgan Catalfino, Savannah Cawood, Emma Christian, Shelby Cline, Kennedy Cobb, Brad Colbert, Alex Coleman, Jordan Collins, Jacob Cotsonas, Noelle Cotter, Ian Cox, Chloe Cree, Clare Daumeyer, Amy Deem, Carson Deer, Michael DelCimmuto, Zoe Dewitt, Erin Dickman, Sofia Dillhoff, Alex Ditchen, Lauren Docter, Lexi Duff, Tristan Dumas, Nathan Dygert, Aaron Earl, Georgie Early, Emma Eichelbacher, Abby Eisenhart, Caitlin Elam, Elizabeth Ensley, Isabel Ensley, Robert Fermon, Saloni Gauniyal, Ashley George, Scott Gerstemeier, Rachel Gilson, Evie Goldwasser, Amanda Graff, Georgia Green, Sam Greenberg, T Greinwald, Simon Grome, Sarah Hallock, Adam Hallquist, Kassie Haney, Dominic Hang, Patrick Hang, Julian Hannebaum, Molly Hansen, Nate Harper, Cole Harter, Erin Hasenoehrl,

Jillian Hayes, Morgan Heckman, Collin Hedgepeth, Emily Heemer, Calloway Hefner, Scott Henke, Olivia Herrmann, Jake Higgins, Ethan Holley, Teddy Houseman, Noah Hutchinson, Alexandra Hytree, Lily Jackson, Nick Jackson, Sam James, Brady Jeffcott, Jack Jeffcott, Joey Jeffcott, Cade Jenkins, Anthony Jerdack, Rosie Karl, Ben Kavouras, Olivia Kenyon, Bobby Kieffer, Ella Kiley, Jake Klopfenstein, Megan Korniak, Christian Kuhn, Courtney Kunysz, Jack Laudick, Savannah Linger, Audrey Lund; Pierce Madson, Kamila Mahmud, Michael Maslov, Claire Massey, Jeremy Massung, Alexis Mays, Livia McClellan, Sean McElveen, Brent Miner, Drew Moore, Isabelle Muchmore, Anna Mueller, AJ Mulligan, Kait Nuncio, Ryan Oblong, Paige O’Donnell, Talia O’Neal, Zoe Ott, Alyssa Paskal, Connor Patton, Joseph Pawlikowski, Taylor Payzant, Sarah Peter, Adam Peters, Kyle Peters, Grady Pettit, Clara Planner, Jack Portune, Savannah Quinn, Sophia Raby, Maddi Raisch, Graham Reverman, Allison Reynolds, Nina Ricci, Allison Rountree, Jonah Rubio, Ben Russ, Emma Sartain, Carson Sarver, Brie Saunders, Tyler Savely, Andy Schwantes, Jacob Schwartz, Luke Sence, Graysen Shirley, Lindsay Smith, Adria Smolenski, Tim Snider, Michael Soupene, Jordan Sovik, Jack Spieser, Caroline Spikes, Hannah Stansbury, Joseph Stedronsky, Jett Stevens, Ruthie Stulce, Anna Svitkovich, Hunter Talbott, Lexi Taylor, JP Tewksbury, Kirstin Thomas, Jacob Tissot, Chloe Titus, Emily Toms, Olivia Trombley, David Villegas, Emma Vincent, Matthew Vollmer, Isabel Vuyk, Caroline Wagner, Brooke Wallace, Lexi Walton, Emmett Webb, Lesley Webster, Benjamin Wenger, Jack Westfall, Ben Westley, Alex Williams and Demitri Woyak. Honors – Brad Acton, Faith Anslinger, Jack Armstrong, Nathaniel Austen, Aidan Autin, Patrick Bailey, Faith Bateman, Margie Behrens, Skylar Belieu, Olivia Bell, Nate Bellamy, Matt Bender, Grace Bernth, Lora Bezjak, Nate Biery, Melissa Bixler, Luke Black, Brylyn Blevins, Andrew Bober, Sarah Borger, Emily Boys, Bryce Buchanan, Jacqueline Carver, Kristen Cathey,

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Loveland senior Megan Day, left, hits the water in a meet at Walnut Hills Jan. 13. THANKS TO TRACI DAY

Loveland treads in the right direction By Scott Springer

LOVELAND — In her second year going into the Southwest Classic meet, Loveland High School swim coach Jacklyn Jones has her “aqua” Tigers treading in the right direction. The girls team recently won the Moeller Invitational, with the boys finishing third. “That was a really good win for us,” Jones said of the triumph by the Lady Tigers. “Everyone swam well.” Sixth in the Eastern Cincin-

nati Conference meet a year ago, Jones sees positive waves coming from the likes of veterans Megan Day, Audrey Jewell and Kate Randall. “We’re better than last year,” Jones said. “We’re a lot stronger, especially on the girls side. I have a lot of freshmen girls in that are helping me out, I kind of have bookends. I have a really strong senior and freshmen class.” Megan Day, Jewell and Randall are senior captains for Jones. All three are among the top 10 swimmers in various dis-

tances and strokes. They also will join with a “swimmer to be named later” to ensure a good relay effort. “I’m playing around with it,” Jones said. “We’ll see where everybody falls. If I go with medley relay as my strongest, all three of those girls will be on it.” Randall is the only Loveland swimmer currently pinpointed toward the college water as she will swim at Ashland next season. Several of Loveland’s new girls are having noteworthy seasons, but Jones did not want

UA juniors roll into western territory By Mark D. Motz

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» Junior Naomi Davenport had 20 points on Jan. 11 as Mount Notre Dame beat Badin 57-33. MND downed Carroll 70-28 on Jan. 16 with Davenport scoring 16 points. » CHCA lost 55-43 at North College Hill Jan. 13, but bounced back with a 60-24 home win against New Miami Jan. 15. Marissa Koob scored 27 and Naomi Grandison added 16 for the winning Eagles, who improved to 6-6. » Ursuline lost 55-43 at Kettering Alter Jan. 11 and dropped a 73-50 road decision against Princeton High School Jan. 16, dipping below .500 at 5-6.

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Ursuline Academy junior Emma Darlington leads the Lions with a 170.8 scoring average. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS



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said. Though blessed with a big campus, Loveland still has no pool to call home. Instead, they practice at the Blue Ash YMCA and at Sycamore. “We have the right demographic,” Jones said of having an on-site facility. “It’s just never been done. We just kind of bop around wherever we can get pool time.” Loveland’s next critical pool time after the Southwest Classic is the ECC Championships Jan. 25 at Anderson.

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got a conspiracy brewing. For your own safety, keep this on the right side of Vine Street. Now every good Cincinnatian knows bowling is to the west side what rice is to China. Omnipresent as the air we breathe. Sure, an east-sider can learn to bowl – look at the unbeaten Glen Este High School girls team, for example - much like one can learn to fly an airplane. But it’s not the natural order. So when one checks the Girls Greater Catholic League bowling standings, it’s no surprise to find Mercy, McAuley and Seton jockeying for the top spot. Yet right below the western trinity, Ursuline Academy is quietly logging a .500 season with two of the better underclassmen in the city. “We kind of joke about it,” said head coach Rob Meirose in the preseason. “My AD says we’re the GGCL East champions. Of course, there is no GGCL East, but we’re trying to compete with those top three teams on our own.” Juniors Emma Darlington and Christina Hallmann lead the

to point out any as five to six of them are fairly equal. She expects them to replace the trio of Day, Jewell and Randall when they reach their junior and senior seasons. The Tigers have a small group of boys, with Jones describing them as “strong and mighty.” Cameron Spicer and David Osborne are senior captains. Senior teammates Kyle Jarc and Bobby Oberholzer are also key ingredients. “Those four guys are really doing well this year,” Jones

» Loveland beat Goshen 5234 on Jan. 16. Senior Reid Waddell led the Tigers with 13 points. » Moeller downed Winton Woods 73-49 on Jan. 13. Junior Nate Fowler led with 23 points. On Jan. 14, Moeller beat Centerville 58-37. Benzinger led with 20 points.

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» Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy beat Cincinnati Christian 56-36 Jan. 10 as Blake Southerland scored 13 points of the bench to lead the Eagles. CHCA lost 66-41 against Northwest Jan. 14.


» Moeller beat Roger Bacon by 35 pins on Jan.13. Grant Godbey had the high series of 417. On Jan. 14, the Crusaders beat Wyoming and Seven Hills. Senior Phillip Cleves had the high series of 527. » Loveland beat Turpin on Jan. 13. Junior Kassie Naughton led the Lady Tigers with a 374 series. Naughton had a 394 series on Jan. 16 as Loveland defeated Turpin again. » Ursuline Academy improved to 5-5 when it knocked off rival St. Ursula 2053-1878 Jan. 13. Cierra Carafice led the Lions with a 370 series.


» Loveland was eighth at the Charlie Moore Invitational Jan. 11. Senior Will Evans was runner-up at 106 pounds. » On Jan. 11, Moeller beat Glen Este. Pins were recorded by junior Conner Ziegler (120), senior Johnathan Tallarigo (152), Dakota Sizemore (195) and Chalmer Frueauf (285).



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Clark Kellogg coming to Moeller Sports Stag Feb. 20 CINCINNATI — – The annual Archbishop Moeller High School Sports Stag is Thursday, Feb. 20, at Moeller’s Brisben Center (gymnasium). This year Moeller celebrates its success in basketball and features Clark Kellogg as its guest speaker. Kellogg is a TV color analyst and receives national notoriety for his work on college basketball telecasts. In July 2010 he was named vice president of player relations for the Indiana Pacers. He has done television commentating for Cleveland State University, the Big East Television Network, and ESPN. In December 2008 he became the lead analyst for the CBS coverage of college basketball after serving as a game and studio analyst for over a decade. He was the lead studio analyst from 1997-2008 and has been with CBS since 1993. As an athlete, Kellogg was a former first-round draft pick of the Pacers (1982, eighth selection overall) and played five seasons with the team. He was also a unanimous selection to the 1983 NBA All-Rookie Team. Chronic knee problems forced him to retire after


career averages of 18.9 points and 9.6 rebounds per game. In his free time, Kellogg volunteers his time and resources to various organizations, including the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Athletes in Action, United Way, and the American Red Cross. He is a native of Cleveland and attended The Ohio State University, where he was the Big Ten’s MVP in1982. He received his degree from OSU in 1996. He and his wife, Rosy, have three children, Talisa, Alex, and Nicholas, and they reside in Westerville. Moeller’s Sports Stag is an evening filled with good food, beverages, and a full evening of social and entertainment. The school will also announce the Class of 2014 Hall of Fame. The prestag evening festivities begin at 5:30 p.m., and the program begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $85, which includes pre-stag festivities, dinner and cocktails. Group reserved seating is also available. The deadline for advanced sales is Thursday, Feb. 17. Tickets are available online at Support or by calling 791-1680, ext. 1310.

The Cincinnati Soccer Alliance Premier U14 boys team finishes the CUSL Division 1 league as undefeated season champions with a 7-0-0 record. The team scored 26 goals and allowed only four goals. In back, from left, are coach Greg Bowmen, Jacob Williams, Carson Leppla, Ryan Schuetter, Ben Gerding, Limo Rustom, Braeden Kennedy, Austin Haneline, Andrew Warman and coach John Williams. In front are Drew Heuker, Nate Schappacher, Nick Jordan, Mike Cook, Aeden Grothaus and Simba Mandizha.

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charge. They are the only two east-side girls among the top 20 league scorers. Darlington is 11th at 170.8, while Hallman is tied for 16th at 161.4. “No matter what, you can always develop your skill,” Darlington said. “It’s a game where you can really do a lot to improve on your own.” Darlington said bowled recreationally as a child, but never competed until her freshman year. When she rolled an

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eight-strike 251 – a score that remains her best to date – against Wyoming that season, “That’s when Rob and everyone – myself included – took notice and thought I could be pretty good.” Now in her third season, Darlington continues to hone her game. She’s been working on opening her hand more around the ball to help pick up the occasionally elusive 10 pin. She is also an outfielder for the Ursuline softball team, but she still has some goals to reach on the lanes before heading back to the diamond. “I’d

really like to make first team all-GGCL,” she said. “That’s the top seven in the league. I’m going to have to improve to get there, but I think I can.” Darlington also would like to see the Lions advance past the sectional tournament for the first time in school history. So would Hallmann – who began bowling as a sophomore - but maybe not this year. “We’re really young as a team, no seniors,” she said. “How we do in the league and the tournament, I know a lot of people look at that. But I’m

more focused on building up the freshman. We want them to improve so next year we’ll be a really good team.” Hallman took an intro to psychology course and plans to take AP psych next year, so she’s in tune with the inner game. “I like that it’s a mental sport,” she said. “I throw discus, too, and they’re kind of similar. It’s a lot of attention to detail. Bowling requires as much skill as any other sport. It may not be as physically demanding as some, but it takes the same amount of concentration and skill and thought as anything.”

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things, that it would be unfair for those who are waiting on line, legally. As a legal immigrant myself, let me say that the system is so broken that the argument does not hold water. This summer (June 2013) it was revealed that the Federal Authorities were just getting around to processing Green Card requests from adult children of U.S. citizens, filed in August of 1993! (Imagine the wait if you had no family or employer here). Look, I agree that if we were in the days of Ellis Island, where you got off a ship, your case would be judged on the spot, and you were either in or out, fine. Illegal immigrants could be accused of jumping the line. The current immigration system, coupled with our own demand for low-cost labor, has made circumventing the law an attractive option for immigrants, employers and the general economy of the nation alike.

In other words, the current immigration system works against our national interest. Besides which, the independent Congressional Budget Office estimates that legalizing those immigrants already here would cut the deficit by $197 billion in the first 10 years and $700 billion in the second 10 years. And that is just two of the positive findings. Mr. Boehner, do the right thing! As for gun control, let me say this: One guy and a failed attempt with a shoe bomb, and we are all taking off our shoes at the airport. Columbine and nearly 40 school shootings since then and …nothing. Sensible people realize that the Constitution will not be changed to prohibit guns. However, only fools believe that the current system is satisfactory. For what it is worth, here is my perspective: You need a license to drive a car. You must pass a test to drive a

boat. Both were designed for travel or leisure, but in unskilled hands, can be dangerous, even lethal. Then you have guns. They are designed to be lethal. You don’t have to be trained or certified to buy or use one. Does that make any sense? What sensible person would deny that obtaining a license that shows you are proficient, able and competent to use lethal weapons, is a good idea? Instead of passing sensible legislation like this, Gov. Kasich thinks it is a better idea to let people carry guns in bars. Mr. Boehner, do the right thing! For our representatives, it’s time to stop listening to lobbyists and start listening to that little voice in your heart – it’s called your conscience.

Bruce Healey is a resident of Indian Hill.

Changes in homestead tax reduction law The new state budget has made significant changes to the Homestead Tax Reduction. This real estate tax reduction saves Hamilton County taxpayers between $300 and $450 per year on their real estate taxes. These changes include means Dusty Rhodes testing for COMMUNITY PRESS both the ageGUEST COLUMNIST qualified and the disability-qualified applicants. This will now require proof of income before the application is approved for those who have less than $30,500 for 2014 Ohio Adjusted Gross Income. This

limit will change annually. There is a “grandfather clause” in the law that is allowing anyone who qualifies for the 2013 tax year to be accepted without income verification. This grandfather status is portable, meaning it follows the taxpayer if he or she should move to another home, even if it is in another county. To fall within this category one must either already be receiving the homestead reduction on his or her property or qualify as a late application by: » owning and living in your home as of Jan. 1, 2013, and at the time the late application is being filed, and » being at least 65 years of age any time during 2013 or being certified as totally and

permanently disabled as of Jan. 1, 2013, and » completing and submitting a late homestead application between Jan. 7 and June 2, 2014. Grandfathered applicants must show proof of age or disability. If a taxpayer qualifies for a late file application, he or she must file during the 2014 application period or a year’s worth of tax reduction will be lost and income limits will be applied. If the age, disability, or occupancy requirements are not achieved until 2014, application may be completed and submitted during the same period (Jan. 7-June 2, 2014) and with proper proof of age and income. When applying, if a 2014 income tax return will

be filed, a copy of the signed Federal and State returns will need to be presented at the time of the application. Proof of income will be needed for the applicant and the applicant’s spouse. If an income tax return is not filed, a mock return form will be required for income verification. It is important that those taxpayers who qualify under the grandfather clause be made aware of this and apply properly so as not to lose this reduction. If you have family members or friends who may fall in this category, please share this information with them. Dusty Rhodes is Hamilton County auditor.

CH@TROOM Jan. 15 question Do you think school officials made the right decision recently by canceling classes because of cold temperature? Why or why not?

“Yes, I believe the Loveland school officials only have our children and their best interest at hand when they make decisions on whether or not to close school. It was dangerous to be out in the weather on those days. I am sure it was an inconvenience for some and I feel bad for that however, the frost bite that could have occurred on children waiting for the bus would have been more than just an inconvenience.” D.C.

“I absolutely think school officials made the right decision when they closed schools for temperatures below zero. A lot of kids around here have to walk to school and it takes less time to get frostbite in extreme cold than it would take many of them to walk to school. Kids should not have to go through that. “I know my son cried about not having school for two days after his winter break should

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have been over and he rides the bus so he wouldn't have been outside long but I still think they made the right decision for everyone. I was also very ready for the break to be over. “I feel for parents who work and had to take off because of the extra days off school, but kids and their health and safety should come first.” Ronda Truett

“Yes, I work in a school district that has cut busing so students would have to walk two miles to school. Those same students are often underdressed without proper coats, hats, or gloves. Two days without school for safety is not that awful.”




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New year, good sense

A new year brings new hope that a light bulb (albeit a CFL, under new regulations) will go off over the heads of our elected officials and they will simply do the right Bruce thing. What do I Healey mean by COMMUNITY PRESS “right thing”? GUEST COLUMNIST Tackle the tough issues in a meaningful way, using compromise and good sense to the greater good. Allow me to illustrate with two controversial issues: immigration and gun control. Currently there is a compromise deal on the table that theoretically most people agree on. Part of it has already been voted upon, but some obstructionists baulk at any path to citizenship for illegal immigrants already here. They say, among other


“I have every confidence in CPS to make the right call. There are so many moving parts in that decision it is wrong to second guess. I know I didn't want to be out in that dangerously cold weather.”

Terry Garvin

“Yes. Some children ride the school bus or walk to school, and it was so cold that within 15 minutes there was a chance for frostbite. Not worth risking injury to have our little ones outside when it is that cold. “Also, older children often are underdressed for the weather, and some may not even have appropriate coats, hats or gloves. I was happy to see that even the universities kept the students inside on those days.” D.P.

Jan. 8 question What do you think of city council giving the go ahead to resuming the streetcar construction for Cincinnati?

“Not much. The pro-streetcar crowd can thank three blatant lying politicians for their

premeditated and calculated switches on the issue once they were elected. When this money loser comes to pass they’ll come running to the county for help. All the more reason to have at least two Republican commissioners at all times.” AJF

“The Cincinnati City Council had no choice. Before the bums were thrown out in the last election- the money was spent, the street was already torn up, contracts were let, the ‘horse was already out of the barn.’ Millions of dollars had already been wasted. “Just as it is too late to stop the so called Affordable Care Act – the ‘cat is out of the bag,’ a trillion dollars have already been wasted. “As on all projects that do not have majority consensus as well as financial viability – the Cincinnati ‘streetcar to nowhere’ and Obamacare ‘to less care and higher cost' – will implode in financial chaos. May God help us from the incompetence and arrogance of our leaders and the low-information voters amongst us.”

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Shining light on fracking

Over and over, the hydraulic fracturing crowd, (fracking) hide the ball when it comes to disclosure and sunshine laws. In Ohio they needn’t work as hard as elsewhere because they have state administration figures breaking trail for them. So it isn’t necessarily good news that the Sierra Club reached settlement with the state Department of Natural Resources over release of pertinent documents related to an alleged 40,000 Alan gallon deliber- Sanders atedischarge COMMUNITY PRESS of fracking GUEST COLUMNIST waste into a storm drain, in violation of the Clean Water Act. This is because the club had to fight so hard to get basic information. Information that should be made available to any citizen who requests it. Club representatives noted that even with the release of documents that led to the settlement that “they contained few new details,” according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. The allegation is that D&L Energy intentionally dumped its waste into the Mahoning River Watershed prior to February of last year. By April, D&L was seeking bankruptcy protection. Now the company has been bought by Resource Land Holdings LLC of Colorado. This is an all-too-common practice using smaller companies to do the dangerous work. So at the first sign of trouble the simply file for bankruptcy and disappear into the night or as the saying goes, “take the money and run.” Meanwhile, state taxpayers are left holding the bag. The agreement was that the state paid 2,500 in attorney’s fees and penalties – a relatively small amount. But with D&L out of the picture and RLH perhaps absolved of responsibility the existing deep pockets are obvious. They are us. Worse yet, is a plan to ship fracking waste to southwest Ohio for disposal. Ohio needs to develop plans to defend itself immediately. Frackers must be required to post substantial bonds prior to gaining permits. Part of the permit process must show that the companies seeking permits have the assets necessary to solve all possible future environmental problems. Since we in Southwest Ohio may become a key part of fracking waste disposal plans, and since we have everything to lose, all projects which may use this area for planned disposal must have local hearings so that residents of this area may contribute to the public record. Alan Sanders is a resident of Loveland Park.

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Sign says: "I'd love to be in Loveland in a canoe with you.." Ice breaker maybe, not a canoe.CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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iberian Express, Arctic Blast, or Polar Vortex, call it what you will, the winter cold transformed the Little Miami in Loveland from a scenic river into and arctic ice flow. With temperatures dipping well below zero and wind chill factors even worse, not even the ducks were taking a dip in the river. Chunks of ice flowed freely under the West Loveland Avenue Bridge over the Scenic Little Miami River. Those same ice floats jammed up around the bend behind the Loveland Canoe and Kayak creating quite a different scene at the canoe launch there. The O’Bannon Creek inlet near the Scenic Trail entrance was a sheet of ice where it merges with the Little Miami River. Whatever you choose to call it, Summer cycling, canoeing, kayaking, and picnicking seemed a distant memory on the icy, but Scenic Little Miami River.

The O'Bannon Creek inlet near the Scenic Little Miami River Trail entrance. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY Temperatures dipped so low even the ducks wouldn't dip into the icy water of the Scenic Little Miami River in Loveland.CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE



The frozen entry to the Scenic Little Miami Trail at Nisbet Park.CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

The frozen O'Bannon Creek meets the Scenic Little Miami River.CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Teen Craft, 4 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 LovelandMadeira Road, Make a fleece pillow. Ages 12-18. Free. 3694476. Loveland.

Art Exhibits Anthony Stollings Art Show, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 6300 Price Road, Visual artist displays selections of his artwork. Using oils, acrylics and water colors, his African-American spirit paintings tell detailed storylines with titles such as “The Market Place,” “The Soap Box Derby,” “Jazz Metamorphosis.” Free. 677-7600; Loveland.

Business Seminars Social Media Bootcamp, 10-11:30 a.m., Dimalanta Design Group, 4555 Lake Forest Drive, No. 650, Find out what social media is and how it can help grow your business. Free. Reservations required. 588-2802; Blue Ash.

Cooking Classes Stuffed Pasta - The International Comfort Food with Yen Hsieh, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, The Italian versions are well known, but stuffed pastas are found around the world. $50. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive, $5. 917-7475. Blue Ash. Zumba Fitness Classes, 6:307:30 p.m., Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 101 S. Lebanon Road, Parish Life Center. Free will donation at door. For ages 12 and up. 683-4244. Loveland.

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.

The Caledonian Society of Cincinnati's Robert Burns Dinner, celebrating the life and works of Scotland's beloved poet, will take place at 6 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25, at Receptions Banquet and Conference Center, 10681 Loveland Madeira Road, Loveland. Enjoy a buffet dinner and cash bar and special guests Maidens IV. Reservations are required. Call 574-2969, or visit THANKS TO BILL PARSONS discussion meeting. Brown bag lunch optional. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Donations accepted. 673-0174; Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, JAN. 24 Art Exhibits Anthony Stollings Art Show, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, Free. 677-7600; Loveland.

Literary - Libraries Gaming, 6-7:30 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Gaming with friends. Ages 11-19. Free. Through May 23. 369-4450. Deer Park.

On Stage - Comedy Jimmy Pardo, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas Comedy Club, 8410 Market Place Lane, No coupons or passes accepted. Ages 18 and up. $16. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater

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. Food, Facts and Fun, 3:45-4:45 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Learn about eating healthy, fitness and food safety. Ages 5-12. Free. 369-4450. Deer Park.

A Little Night Music, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $18. 684-1236; Columbia Township. Joan, the Girl of Arc, 7-8 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. Dramatic world premiere adaptation starts with Joan as a young girl, just starting to examine her own beliefs. As she begins to understand herself and her world, she learns to inspire and lead others. Cincinnati Playhouse Off the Hill production. Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

On Stage - Comedy

On Stage - Theater A Little Night Music, 7:30 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, This captivating tale of romance in turn of the century Sweden follows the amorous adventures of Desiree, a touring actress. When her past and present lovers, and their wives, show up for a weekend in the country; surprising liaisons, passions and a taste of love’s endless possibilities are all brought to light. $18. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. Through Jan. 26. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Support Groups Motherless Daughters Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m., Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road, For adult women who have lost or miss nurturing care of their mother. Free. Through Dec. 18. 489-0892. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Youth room. Big book/

FRIDAY, JAN. 31 Art Exhibits

Literary - Story Times

Literary - Libraries

Cincinnati All Star Showcase, 8 p.m., Go Bananas Comedy Club, 8410 Market Place Lane, Cincinnati’s best stand-up professional comedians. Ages 18 and up. $8. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Health / Wellness Nutrition Seminar: Children’s Health and Nutrition, Feeding Our Kids, 4-6 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Learn to help children develop healthy eating habits sooner rather than later. Ages 18 and up. $10. Reservations required. 315-3943; Silverton.

ages 5 and under. Reservations required. Presented by Caledonian Society of Cincinnati. 574-2969; Loveland.

Drink Tastings Canines, Felines and Wines, 6-9 p.m., Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Sharonville, 11900 Conrey Road, Includes five wines from Henke Winery, complimentary wine glass, silent auction, door prizes and snacks. Facility tours of SPCA Cincinnati will be available. Ages 21 and up. Benefits SPCA Cincinnati. $25. Registration required. 489-7392; Sharonville.

Education Robbed of Our Name: ReImagining ‘Never Again’ Lessons of the Holocaust through Dance, 7:30 p.m., Temple Sholom, 3100 Longmeadow, The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, Temple Sholom and Elementz: A Place for Hip Hop and Respect commemorate the United Nations’ International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Free. 4873055. Amberley Village.

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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. Through March 30. 271-8519; Mariemont.

On Stage - Theater A Little Night Music, 2 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $18. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Schools Open House, 2-4 p.m., Children’s Meeting House Montessori School, 927 O’Bannonville Road, Prospective parents tour eightacre campus and visit classrooms. Teachers available to answer questions, discuss handson classroom materials and talk about Montessori method. Free. 683-4757; Loveland.

MONDAY, JAN. 27 Education

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.

Social and Business Dining Etiquette, 6:45-8:45 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, Learn to navigate the table, the silent service code and the five most common dining mistakes. $39, plus $32 for dinner. Registration required. 556-6932. Montgomery.

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

Art & Craft Classes

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Look See Do: MATHterpieces, 10-11 a.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. Art workshop for children. Look at artwork from the Museum’s collection, see how artists incorporate geometry into their compositions and create your own MATHterpiece. Ages 1-4. $5. 272-3700; Mariemont.

The Elijah Concert, 7 p.m., St. Gertrude School, 6543 Miami Ave., Daniel DiSilva of Crispin; Muse, Cincinnati Women’s Choir; local church contemporary ensemble, Veritas and other local acts. Three-year-old Elijah is among only 12 in country receiving cutting edge treatments for his stage 4 cancer, neuroblastoma. To raise funds to support Elijah’s medical expenses. $15, $10 advance. 791-9268. Madeira.

Caregiver Support Group, 10-11:30 a.m., Marielders Inc., 6923 Madisonville Road, Library. For those responsible for care of elderly or disabled loved one. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 929-4483; Mariemont.

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.

Dining Events Robert Burns Dinner, 6 p.m., Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Loveland, 10681 Loveland Madeira Road, Celebrating life and works of Scotland’s beloved poet. Buffet dinner and cash bar. Special guests: Maiden’s IV. Pipes and Drums, Highland Dancers, bonnie knee contest, haggis toss, Scottish Ancestry Map, raffle, country dancing and more. Benefits The Caledonian (Scottish) Society of Cincinnati. $30, $15 children’s meal, free

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

On Stage - Comedy Jimmy Pardo, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas Comedy Club, $16. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater A Little Night Music, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $18. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

SUNDAY, JAN. 26 Art Exhibits Anthony Stollings Art Show, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, Free. 677-7600; www.ri-

TUESDAY, JAN. 28 Art Exhibits

Preschool Storytime, 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.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29 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 devotional time. Free. 575-1874. Milford.

Art Exhibits Anthony Stollings Art Show, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, Free. 677-7600; Loveland.

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

THURSDAY, JAN. 30 Art Exhibits Anthony Stollings Art Show, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, Free. 677-7600; Loveland.

Cooking Classes The 5 Mother Sauces with Karen Harmon, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, In French cuisine, five basic “mother” sauces form the basis from which the whole family of sauces derive. $45. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, $5. 917-7475. Blue Ash. Zumba Fitness Classes, 6:307:30 p.m., Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 683-4244. Loveland.

Anthony Stollings Art Show, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, Free. 677-7600; Loveland.

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Texas Two-Step Dinner and Dancing with Bill Schroeder, 6-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Two dances that you will see if you frequent any country and western bar. Add the sweet tang of Texas BBQ along with some Southwest favorites. Ages 18 and up. $140 for two. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, $5. 917-7475. Blue Ash. Zumba Fitness Classes, 6:307:30 p.m., Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 683-4244. Loveland.

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

Kid’s Club, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, Free. 3694450. Deer Park. Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7-11 p.m., Traci’s Sports Lounge and Grill, 784 Loveland-Miamiville Road, 697-8111. Loveland.

Nature Reptiles, 3:15-4:15 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Meet cold blooded creatures that inhabit the area. Ages 5-12. Free. 3694450. Deer Park.

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

Anthony Stollings Art Show, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, Free. 677-7600; Loveland.

SATURDAY, FEB. 1 Art & Craft Classes Look See Do: The Natural World, 10-11 a.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. Art workshop for children. After looking at examples from the Museum’s collection, see how artistic style, weather and seasons affect artwork, then make your own collaged landscape masterpiece. Ages 3-6. $5. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Art Exhibits The Barn Painters, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. Exhibit and sale of original oil paintings from accomplished local artists. Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Cooking Classes Valentine’s Party – Just for Kids with Holly Bader, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Class will shift the focus to other delicious foods as well as some craft time to create the perfect Valentine. Ages 8-12. $35. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

Health / Wellness Toilet Training without Tears, 10 a.m., Bethesda North Hospital, 10500 Montgomery Road, Workshop discusses physical, intellectual and psychological readiness signs, strategies to prevent resistance and reduce fears, dealing with accidents, regression and relapses, common mistakes and whether a reward system is right for your family. $30 per person or couple. Registration required. 475-4500; Montgomery.

Music - Classical Linton Music Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions, 10-10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-noon, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road, We’ve Got the Beat. Clap your hands, stomp your feet and learn about rhythm while you feel the beat. $5 or four for $15, free under age 2. 381-6868; Kenwood.

Music - Jazz The Hitmen, 8 p.m.-midnight, Tony’s Steaks and Seafood, Free. 677-1993; Symmes Township.

SUNDAY, FEB. 2 Art Exhibits Anthony Stollings Art Show, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, Free. 677-7600; Loveland.

Music - Classical Carillon Concert, 4-5 p.m., Mary M. Emery Carillon, Free. 2718519; Mariemont.

MONDAY, FEB. 3 Cooking Classes Comfort Foods with a Twist with Jackson Rouse, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, $50. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

Exercise Classes Peewee Basketball Clinic by Ohio Ballstars, 6-7 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Weekly through Feb. 24. Developmentally appropriate clinic to learn basic basketball skills. Ages 3-5. $45. Reservations required. 985-0900. Montgomery.



Rita shares her updated goetta recipe A couple of weeks ago, Linda Vaccariello of Cincinnati Magazine called and asked if I would share some tips on making goetta for an article she was writing. I told her I had just made a batch since I wanted to share my latest recipe with you. Goetta, as many of you know, is a Cincinnati and Northern Rita Kentucky Heikenfeld specialty. RITA’S KITCHEN Goetta has Germanic origins, but most people who live in Germany have never heard of it. Inge, my German daughter-in-law who grew up in Germany, said she didn’t have a clue until she moved to Cincinnati. Yes, it’s definitely a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky “thing.” A possibility about the name is that it comes from the German word “gote” or “gotte,” which means peeled grain. The word became Americanized to mean “goetta,” since the ingredient you cannot do without for authentic goetta is pinhead oats (also called steel-cut oats). Dorsel’s and Bob’s Red Mill are common brands. Goetta is a “hand-medown” recipe and each family’s is a bit different. It’s a ritual in my family and I even use my mother-in-law Clara’s special long-handled spoon that

Rita’s latest goetta recipe features oats cooked in a slow cooker.THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

she inherited from her mother. Jon Peters, a Western Hills reader, makes his father-in-law Bill Sanders’ recipe. “I even use his pan and really enjoyed making it this year. There’s something special about using a family recipe and making a big batch that you’re going to share with family and friends,” he told me. Jon and Ellen’s kids get to help, as well. Jon calls his loaves of goetta “bricks,” and his family’s recipe is on my blog.

Rita’s goetta

I’ve been making my mother-in-law Clara’s goetta for years with pork shoulder, just as she made it when they slaughtered hogs in autumn. I used to cook goetta from start to finish on top of the stove, but my sister-in-law, Claire Yannetti, gave me this tip: Cook meat and veggies on top of the stove and cook oats in the slow cooker. Much easier! Stovetop cooking requires frequent stirring and careful watching so oats don’t stick. Here’s my latest and, I think, best version. 3 pounds fresh pork

shoulder, bone-in if possible, cut in half to fit pan 3 cups each: chopped onions and celery (include celery leaves) 4 dried bay leaves 2 tablespoons salt, or more to taste 1 tablespoon black pepper, or more to taste 8-10 cups water or more if needed 5 cups pinhead oats

Put meat, onions, celery, bay, salt and pepper in large stockpot. Cover meat with water by about an inch or so. Bring to a boil, cover, lower to a simmer and cook until meat falls from bone, 3

hours or so. Add water if necessary to keep meat just under liquid. Remove meat and let cool before chopping finely. Save liquid. (You could also cook meat and veggies in slow cooker and you probably won’t need to add more water). Spray a 6-7 quart slow cooker and turn on high. Put liquid in and add oats, stirring to blend. Put lid on and cook two hours or so, stirring occasionally, until oats are thoroughly cooked and tender, and mixture is very thick. If necessary, add more water as oats cook, but be careful. The mixture, when cooked,

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should be thick enough for a spoon to stand up in without falling over and be difficult to stir. Add meat and continue to cook, covered, for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add more salt and pepper if you want – don’t be shy about adding them. Remove bay leaves. Line bread pans with wrap or foil. Put goetta in pans, smoothing tops. Let cool, cover and store in refrigerator for 12 hours or so to set up. Store in refrigerator a week or several months in freezer. To serve: Fry with bacon until both goetta and bacon are crisp on both sides. Or in bacon grease. Tip: Quick-cooking pinhead oats now available. I just found this out and have not tested the recipe with these, so I can’t recommend the substitution yet.

More goetta recipes and technique tips!

Jim Reinhart’s crockpot goetta: On my blog Red-headed Yeti, aka Jereme Zimmerman’s meatless version:

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



NEWSMAKERS Mercy Health Physicians names Curnow vice president of medical affairs

Mercy Health Physicians has named Dr. Randall T. Curnow Jr. as vice president of medical affairs for Mercy Health Physicians. Curnow will serve as a key member of the Mercy Health Physicians Executive team focusing on working toward further development of the strong, multi-specialty group. He will play an integral role in leading Mercy Health Physicians’ journey in clinical integration, which includes Patient-Centered Medical Homes, Accountable Care activities, quality improvement and physician leadership development. Curnow comes to Mercy Health from Summit Medical Group in Knoxville, where he spent five years. In his most recent role, as executive vice president/chief medical officer, he worked with the board of directors and senior management team on accountable care, clinical integration, medical

home and quality measurement and improvement strategies. Under his area of reCurnow sponsibility were clinical quality reporting, metrics and improvement, the accountable care division, patient experience and satisfaction, care management and coordination services, hospitalists services, workplace wellness programs and urgent care centers. In these roles, Curnow was responsible for more than 100 employees. He developed the first patient-centered medical home program in Tennessee recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Prior to this, Curnow was with Boylan Medical Group in Raleigh, N.C., for 10 years where he served as president and practiced in internal medicine. Curnow has received the NCQA Physician Recognition Award for Diabetes and Heart/ Stroke Care (2007).

RELIGION Epiphany United Methodist Church

Wee Three Kings Preschool, a ministry of Epiphany United Methodist Church, has a few openings for the upcoming school year. There are openings in the 18-24 months class. Parent’s Day Out class as well as the 4-year-old and PreK afternoon classes. The purpose is to provide a place where children can learn in a loving Christian atmosphere. For more information, call the Wee Three Kings office at 683-4256. A new grief support group is meeting at 7 p.m. Mondays in Meeting Room 1. To be a part of this group, call the church office. The church is at 6635 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Loveland; 677-9866;

Loveland Presbyterian Church

Tender Years Cooperative Preschool enrollment dates for the 2014-2015 school year are as follows: Jan. 13-19: alumni; Jan. 20-26: Loveland Presbyterian church members; Jan. 27: open registration begins at 7 p.m. Worship times are: Sunday School 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Fellowship 11:30 a.m. Sunday School is for all ages. Youth Group for grades seven to 12 meets monthly and

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Loveland United Methodist Church

At 9 a.m. Sundays, the church offers Classic Tradition, a traditional worship experience where persons can connect to God through a Biblically-based message, times of prayer and beautiful choral music. At 10:30 a.m. Sundays is Engage, a “contemporary praise and worship experience” leading persons into God’s presence through powerful and uplifting music, a relevant message based on God’s Word, and the joyful welcoming of the Holy Spirit. Engage is a full Sunday school program for children up to sixth-grade. High school students lead to Sunday school after the praise band’s opening set. A professionallystaffed nursery is available for children under the age of 2. To find out about all of the ministry offerings at Loveland UMC, visit the church website, follow on Facebook, or call Pat Blankenship, director of

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ministry operations, at 6831738. Explore small groups, Bible studies, children’s ministry, youth ministry, adults ministry, senior’s ministry and “Hands On / Off Campus” mission/outreach opportunities. The church also offers opportunities to connect in various worship arts ministries such as music, drama, video, sound and visuals. The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 6831738;

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

The church invites the community to worship at 5 p.m. Saturdays and at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sundays. Sunday school is at 9:30 on Sunday. Challengers is a community of caring for parents of people with cognitive, emotional or physical challenges. Are you feeling overwhelmed? Would you like to explore options and opportunities with likeminded people? Would you like to be able to just talk about your life and its successes with people who understand? On the second Sunday of each month, a new Bible study is offered from 7-8:30 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month. “In Good Company, a Women’s Bible Study,” is offered. Participants will meet women of the Bible who might be good company for their faith journey. All are welcome for free community dinners on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:45 p.m. in the Parish Life Center. Zumba fitness classes are open for the community at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday nights in the Parish Life Center. Questions? Call 3129498. The church is at 101 S. Lebanon

Sycamore Presbyterian Church

Come visit the church Sunday mornings in its new sanctuary at 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Childcare is available in the nursery during both services for infants through age 2. The next New Member Class will be 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25. For more information or registration, please call the church office. Student Ministries, grades seven to 12, welcomes all students to participate in our activities. Calendars are available on the Student Ministries' Kiosk. Sycamore Presbyterian Preschool is currently registering students for 2014-15 school year. Please visit church website or contact director Jamie Coston (683-7717) for further information and registration forms. Wednesday Women's Bible Study will begin a new study based on the book “Gideon: Your Weakness, God's Strength.” Class meets from 9:30-11:15 a.m. in Rm. 120. Dinner for 6,7, and 8 participants: Please check the Connector for the chart listing all January dinner groups. Posting for remaining months will be available on the third Sunday of each month. Monday Women's Bible Study will begin a study of the book “Killing Jesus” by Bill O'Reilly and historian Martin Dugard. Class meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Media Center. Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University begins 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, in the Media Center. Learn how to beat debt and build wealth in this nine-week program. Register at the Adult Ministries Table in the Narthex. Sunday School classes for preschoolers through grade 12 are offered at 10:45 a.m. service. The church is at 11800 MasonMontgomery Road, Symmes Township; 683-0254;

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Playhouse’s ‘Joan of Arc’ goes off-stage The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Off the Hill series for families continues in January with the world premiere of “Joan the Girl of Arc,” which will tour to community venues throughout the Tristate from Jan. 17 through Feb. 22. Recommended for ages 11 and up, this inspiring play offers a new perspective on the classic story of the young woman who helped save France. The adventure opens with Joan as a young girl just starting to examine her beliefs. As she begins to understand herself and the world around her, she learns to inspire and lead others. “Joan the Girl of Arc” will be directed by Playhouse Associate Artist K.J. Sanchez, who directed the world premiere of “Seven Spots on the Sun” in the Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre. “When I was a young girl, Joan of Arc was one of my first heroes,” Sanchez said. “I grew up before terrific books like The Hunger Games and had no heroic figures my age. To top it off, Joan was a girl, this young girl who changed the course of the war between France and England. That she was a real person, no less, was incredibly appealing. Hers is a story of courage — the courage to stand up for what she believed in. When all the adults in her life doubted her, Joan held to what she knew to be true and changed history with her courage.” This adaptation is writ-


Springfield Towship Arts and Enrichment Council brings the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Off the Hill production of Darrah Cloud’s Joan The Girl Of Arc. Justin Weaks, Shayna Schmidt, Chelsea Harrison, Jon Kovach and Rico Reid perform in the Jan. 31 production at the Grove. THANKS TO ARRASMITH & ASSOCIATES

ten by Darrah Cloud, who previously wrote “What’s Buggin’ Greg” for Off the Hill in 2011. “I was drawn to the writer because of her skills and passion for our work,” said Mark Lutwak, education director at the Playhouse. “We agreed that the story of Joan of Arc had a lot in it to speak to the youth of today.” Chelsea D. Harrison (Joan), Jon Kovach (Dan-

iel), Rico Reid (Father/ Captain Baudricort/High Priest), Shayna Schmidt (Denise) and Justin Weaks (Father Moreau/ Dauphin) from the Playhouse’s Bruce E. Coyle Intern Company will appear in “Joan the Girl of Arc.” Other production team members include Christopher Boone (set designer), Gordon DeVinney (Costume Designer), Jeremy J. Lee (sound design-

er) and Tracy Hoida (stage manager). For more information about the Playhouse's education and outreach programs, contact the Education Department at 513-345-2242 or visit Off the Hill is made possible by The Robert and Adele Schiff Family Foundation. The season is presented by The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

and Heidelberg Distributing Company. The season sponsor of new work is The Lois and Richard Rosenthal Foundation. The Playhouse is supported, in part, by the generosity of the tens of thousands of individuals and businesses that give to ArtsWave. The Ohio Arts Council helps fund the Playhouse with state tax dollars to encourage economic

Friday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m., Woman's Art Club Cultural Center (Mariemont); Saturday, Jan. 25, 2 p.m., Campbell County Library (Ft. Thomas/ Carrico Branch); Friday, Jan. 31, 7 p.m., Grove Banquet Hall (Springfield Township); Saturday, Feb. 1, 7 p.m., College of Mount St. Joseph (Delhi Township); Sunday, Feb. 2, 2 p.m., Lebanon Theatre Company; Tuesday, Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m., Boone County Library (Burlington, Ky.); Friday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m., Circus Mojo (Ludlow, Ky.); Saturday, Feb. 8, 11 a.m., Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park (part of Macy’s Arts Sampler presented by ArtsWave); Saturday, Feb. 8, 7 p.m., Blue Ash Recreation Center; Saturday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m., District A at Nativity School (Pleasant Ridge); Saturday, Feb. 22, 1 p.m., The Tall Institute (Oakley). Details vary by location. Contact the individual sites for tickets and prices. Contact information is available on the Playhouse website,

growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The Playhouse also receives funding from the Shubert Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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POLICE REPORTS LOVELAND Arrests/citations Michael E. Burcham II, 27, 6992 5 Road, operating under FRA suspension, failure to reinstate license, arrest – other agency/county warrant, Dec. 28. Denise Tracy, 56, 130 Carrington Place No. 206, physical control, Dec. 29. Kevin S. Hamill, 27, 629 Redman Drive, re-cite other department, Dec. 29. Cathy S. Peters, 42, 1113 W. Loveland Ave., re-cite other department, Dec. 30. Tina M. Ogden, 29, 601 Edgecombe Drive 11F, re-cite other department, license plates – display of, Dec. 31. Zachary Lee Burdine, 23, 924 Sunrise Drive, drug abuse instrument (not marijuana), arrest – other agency/ county warrant, Dec. 31. Juvenile, 17, possession of drugs, curfew-hours of, Dec. 31. Melvin L. Barnes, 32, 3833 Vine St., criminal trespass-land premises, Jan. 1. Collin W. Hurst, 23, 1215 Smokey Road, arson, Jan. 4. Alexis D. Harris, 21, 1216 Elberta Circle 6, re-cite other department, Jan. 4. Angelica V. Lester, 23, 117 E. 12th St., violate court order, Jan. 6. Anna F. Reffitt, 25, 107 June Ave., arrest - other agency/county warrant, Jan. 7.

Incidents/investigations Assault Reported at 48 Walnut St., Dec. 29. Assault – recklessly Reported at 890 W. Loveland Ave., Jan. 7. Criminal damaging-knowingly Reported at 1849 Vanderbilt Drive, Dec. 28. Criminal damaging/endangering Reported at 890 W. Loveland Ave., Jan. 1. Criminal mischief – move, deface, tamper, etc. property of another Reported at 198 Harrison Ave., Jan. 4. Criminal trespass-land premises Reported at 890 W. Loveland Ave., Jan. 1. Drug abuse – possess/use Reported at 1429 Sunrise Drive, Jan. 7.


ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Loveland, Chief Tim Sabransky, 583-3000 » Miami Township, Chief Stephen Bailey, 248-3721 » Symmes Township, Lt. Tom Butler, 774-6351 or 683-3444

Drug abuse instrument (not marijuana) Reported at 924 Sunrise Drive, Dec. 31. Obstruct official business Reported at 320 Loveland-Madeira Road, Jan. 7. Re-cite other department Reported at 200 N. Second St., Dec. 28. Reported at 48 Walnut St., Dec. 29. Reported at 1113 W. Loveland Ave., Dec. 30. Reported at 220 Oak St., Dec. 31. Reported at 126 S. Lebanon Road, Jan. 7. Sexual battery – victim control impaired Reported at 890 W. Loveland Ave., Dec. 31. Theft – deception Reported at 663 Park Ave., Jan. 4. Violate court order Reported at 126 S. Lebanon Road, Jan. 4.

MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Shawn E. Groen, 31, 1118 Spring Ridge, domestic violence, Dec. 26. Juvenile, 16, drug paraphernalia, domestic violence, Dec. 27. Juvenile, 15, resisting arrest, domestic violence, assault on police officer, Dec. 28. Juvenile, 16, resisting arrest, obstructing official business, Dec. 28. Patricia Champion, 36, 5622 Barrett Drive, vandalism, driving under influence, Dec. 28. Michael Hedrick, 44, 5622 Barrett Drive, persistent disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, obstructing official business, Dec. 28. Chad E. Richmond, 35, 127 Holly Lane, falsification, Dec. 29. Eric D. Justice, 27, 127 Park Ave.,

drug instrument, Dec. 29. Scott Smiertka, 26, 9210 Gourmet Lane, drug possession, Dec. 29. Michael Kuhlman, 28, 2505 Arrowhead, drug possession, paraphernalia, Dec. 29. Ciara Denton, 20, 947 Ohio 28 No. 10, underage consumption, Dec. 29. Megan Chandler, 22, 947 Ohio 28 No. 10, keg law, Dec. 29. Ashlyn N. Baker, 27, 969 Ohio 28 No. 13, child endangerment, driving under influence, Dec. 30. Candra Davies, 28, 3107 Arrowhead, domestic violence, Dec. 30. Lisa C. Blanton, 37, 1389 Finch, theft, Dec. 31. Mark H. Sears, 44, 63 Melody Lane, drug paraphernalia, Jan. 1. Thomas Dunn, 50, criminal damage, Jan. 4. Orlin F. Brooks Jr., 49, 11 Hickory, child endangerment, driving under influence, Jan. 5. Jessica Haney, 24, 747 W. Main No. C, domestic violence, Jan. 6. Samuel Pack, 26, 3003 Arrowhead Trail, domestic violence, Jan. 6.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering Numerous power saws taken; $6,650 at 1199 Queenie, Dec. 30. Two lawnmowers, etc. taken; $15,500 at 1106 Redbird, Dec. 30. Burglary Diamond rings taken; $2,000 at 1686 Gray Fox Trail, Dec. 28. X-box, games, etc. taken; $4,150 at 6357 Hickory Bark, Jan. 1. Criminal damage Window broken in vehicle at 6105 Deerfield, Dec. 31. Windows shot in vehicles at 969 Ohio 28, Dec. 30. Object thrown at moving vehicle at 5700 block of Wolfpen Pleasant

Hill, Dec. 27. Criminal simulation Counterfeit $20 bill passed at McDonald’s at Ohio 28, Jan. 1. Domestic violence At Spring Ridge, Dec. 26. At Bridgehaven, Dec. 27. Misuse of credit card Female reported offense at 6014 Delfair, Dec. 28. Sexual battery Female juvenile reported offense at 1100 block of South Timbercreek, Jan. 4. Theft Camera, etc. taken from vehicle at Kroger; $960 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Dec. 25. Gasoline not paid for at Kroger; $16 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Dec. 26. Copper pipe taken at 5780 Elwynn, Dec. 29. Purse left at Queen City Laundry was taken at Ohio 28, Dec. 30. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $47 at Ohio 28, Dec. 31. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $30 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Jan. 2.

SYMMES TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Joshua Baker, 18, 6435 Lisbon Ave., theft, Dec. 31. Gerie Fisher, 36, 10787 Vandervoort, theft, Dec. 28. Bryton Fagin, 34, 1126 Coronado Drive, theft, Dec. 24. Juan Lopez, 26, 12145 Sycamore Terrace, domestic violence, Dec. 31.

Incidents/investigations Assault Victim struck at 12082 Brisbon Place, Dec. 31. Criminal mischief Eggs hit car at 10260 Fawncrest Court, Dec. 30. Forgery Reported at 10690 Loveland Madeira, Dec. 29. Theft $71 in gas not paid for at 12147 Montgomery Road, Dec. 27. Reported at 9201 Fields Ertel, Dec. 28. Cell phone valued at $400 removed at 9365 Fields Ertel, Dec. 28. Reported at 10187 Meadowknoll, Dec. 27.

Donald J. Mesaros

Donald J. “Donny” Mesaros, 56, of Loveland died Jan. 11. Survived by wife, Donna; child, Tug (Bobbie) Brock; step-child, Joei Brock; grandchildren Jacey, Alex and Colton; mother, Doris; brothers David (Janice) and Tommy; sister, Trudy (Daniel) Marvin; brothers-andsisters-in-law Linda Hedrick, Herbert Dearing, Jon Latham, Michael Peter and Kathy Speier; and nieces, a nephew and many friends. Preceded in death by father, Donald J. Mesaros Sr. and sisters-in–law Robin Pllard and Kimberly Hall. Services were Jan. 17 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia. Memorials to: the family.


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Interact for Health partners with communities to promote health, wellness Interact for Health, a catalyst for health and wellness, announced today it will begin a competitive process to award Thriving Community grants to communities for

programs that will promote health in the Cincinnati region. “Interact for Health knows that community culture plays a critical role in successful health

promotion,” said Mary Francis, Interact for Health Program Officer. “By engaging communities at a grassroots level, health promotion can become part of a communi-

ty's fabric and create a supportive environment that encourages people to lead healthier lives.” Interact for Health will use its Empowering Communities Strategy to help

We make it possible. When you’re ready, so are we. We’re here for our students – attracting some of the best faculty and staff. Professors teach here because they want small classes and a larger role in the lives of their students. Because here, closeness is more than a matter of proximity.

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priority areas: » health eating; » active living; » mental and emotional well-being; » healthy choices about substance use. Grants will awarded for a three-year period. Successful applicants could expect to receive $15,000 the first year; up to $10,000 the second year, and up to $7,500 the third year. A community is defined as a county, city, neighborhood, or a community of choice. Communities must be located in Interact's 20-county service area, be recognized by the broader community, and either be or be sponsored by an eligible 501(c)(3) organization.

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Those community groups interested in applying for a grant are encouraged to attend a Letter of Intent Workshop from 1 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at Interact for Health, 3805 Edwards Road, fifth floor, Cincinnati to learn more about the application process. It is strongly recommended that collaborating applicants bring attend the workshop. Attendees should RSVP to Grants Associate, Vanessa James at vjames by Feb 6. Letters of intent are due by noon, March13.



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