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Loveland Farmers’ Market patrons peruse plants at one of the vendor stands during opening day in 2014 at Jackson Street Market in Loveland. A community group has formed to get the market back into Jackson Street.

Group forms to support Loveland Farmers’ Market Traffic flow affects choice of location, officials say Marika Lee

A new community group has formed to ensure the Loveland Farmers’ Market returns to its downtown location. The Friends of the Loveland Farmers’ Market has formed in response to the market not receiving its permit to operate in the Jackson Street Market, off West Loveland Avenue near the Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail, for the upcoming season, member Halie Rebeccaschild said. “On one hand we have this drive toward development and need to have high traffic in the historic city center and on the other hand we are telling this community market that has so much goodness around it that it cannot exist,” Rebeccaschild said. Loveland City Manager Dave Kennedy said the city is finding another location for the Farmers’ Market. “We are just trying to look for some

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Visitors walk in the Loveland Farmers’ Market last year at the old bowling alley site. The move from historic Loveland caused a 30 percent drop in foot traffic.

alternative locations outside of downtown. We are just mostly concerned about traffic flow. Branch Hill-Guinea Pike will be closing down this year for an extended period this spring. We just worry about the traffic flow on those days,” Kennedy said. The market operated in the downtown from 2011 to 2014. Due to the construction of Loveland Station and other projects in the downtown, it was moved to the old bowling alley site, 897

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Loveland-Madeira Road, for the 2015 season. The market is open 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays from May to October. “The market was OK. Foot traffic dropped by 30 percent and vendors’ sales dropped from generally 35 to 40 percent. It took a big hit,” said Donna Bednar, coordinator of the market. Streetpops owner Sara Bornick has been a vendor at the market for five years and said she suffered a 70 percent drop in sales last year. “Unfortunately, if the market is not moved back to the central district we will not be able to continue to vend with Loveland,” Bornick said in an email. Bednar said she was told the market would have to be out of the downtown for onlyone year. “I told them last year it was only for one year and obviously that was my fault. I should have thought through this a little further with the construction, the new businesses, the new apartments and Branch Hill-Guinea. Between those factors, I don’t see how it would work back downtown,” Kennedy said. See MARKET, Page 2A

Even temperatures in the teens can’t deter local library patrons. A few minutes before the doors fly open, patrons begin lining up outside the Deer Park branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Arms loaded with books, they are eager to return what they borrowed and pick up a few new reads. Across town in Anderson Township the scene is the same. An empty parking lot quickly swells to 20 parked cars as the doors are unlocked in the morning and patrons welcomed inside. The public library continues to be an integral part of communities in Greater Cincinnati. The word library immediately brings to mind a building full of shelves of books and smart, bookish people to help you find the one you want. Even the name contains the Latin work for book. But the library has expanded like a Narnian wardrobe in recent years. While there is still a building filled with books, the universe of services and information for which it serves as a gateway is expanding exponentially and at a dizzying speed. Greg Edwards, deputy director of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County says that’s not likely to change. His library system, the fifth busiest in the country, according to the 2015 Public Library Data Service statistical report, handSee LIBRARY, Page 2A


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ed out its 600,000th library card in August and circulated more than 18 million items through its 41 branches. Lots of those items were books, and he says books will always be at the heart of library services, but his libraries are offering a lot more these days to meet the needs of those 600,000-plus card holders. Libraries can help patrons learn to download ebooks and other electronic items and use e-readers. In addition to books, magazines and newspapers can be checked out in electronic form. Looking for a job? Your local library can help. Research for a school paper? Your local library can

help. Need a computer to use for a couple hours? Try your local library. Homework too tough? Many branches have homework help. Delight your inner crafter? Entertain your toddler? Feed hungry kids over the summer? Check out your local library. Want to learn how to sew? Make a button? Print and bind a book? Main Library’s MakerSpace. A makerspace is a place where creative people can gather, create, invent and learn. Customers of the Library have access to 3D printers, audio and visual equipment, laser cutters and engravers, sewing machines, cameras and other hardware and software tools that they can use for free to create pretty much anything they can imagine. Some machines require addi-

tional materials which may be bought for a fee. Upcoming programs are listed on the library’s website and patrons can reserve stations for up to an hour at a time to work on projects. Available equipment at the MakerSpace at the Main Library includes: 3Doodler, Crayola Melt ‘N Mold Factory, button makers, Ellison die cutting machine, MaKey MaKey, Silhouette Cameo electronic cutting tool, 3-D printers, an audio recording booth, Canon DSLR cameras, a laser cutter/engraver, a large format vinyl printer/cutter, sewing stations, VHS to digital conversion, VHS to DVD conversion, cassette tape to digital conversion, slide and image scanner, high performance computers, and software packages to



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of the Members Friends of the Loveland Farmers’ Market said they feel the market is being singled out by the city. “The two things that the Beautification Committee and the Loveland Farmers’ Market have in common are Donna (Bednar). Certainly, I don’t know if this is some type


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complete projects. Patrons may come to libraries for WIFI, to use printers or to escape the of ulterior motive here. It would be nice if people could re-evaluate the decision and change it because Loveland really deserves a great market,� member Ellen Mershon said. Bednar was the only member not reappointed to the Loveland Beautification Committee, which resulted in the other seven members resigning. Councilman Rob Weisgerber called it an act of “political payback� on Mayor Mark Fitzgerald’s part against Donna Bednar and her husband, Dave, who was on council while Fitzgerald was the city manager. Dave Bednar was not reappointed to the Recreation Commission. Committee members are appointed by the mayor and voted on by council. The permit for the Farmers’ Market is determined by the city manager. “This is the city manager’s decision. It is not something I take lightly. but it is my decision. That is the way it is structured,� Kennedy said. Bednar said she is unsure if the market could survive another year outside of downtown. “At the bowling alley, or if we go to another location, it is a destination. People are coming for the

cold, or charge their phone. If near a school, children may spend time in

REACTIONS FROM AROUND LOVELAND “Donna Bednar and the rest of the volunteer crew brought something unique to Loveland. I know Donna chose Tuesday to hold the market because it was the ‘slowest’ day for parking and traffic concerns. She asked the area businesses and city officials what day would work best for everyone.� - Scott Gordon, owner of The Works. “I am in support because Donna Bednar has created something unique for Loveland. We feel that the city can understand that parking and traffic has always been a concern. But the energy from the market is a benefit for the whole area.� - Gaetano Williams, Executive Chef/ Proprietor of Tano Bistro and Catering and Take Home Tano.

Farmers’ Market and that is it. They shop and they leave or they don’t come. When it is in historic Loveland, in addition to stopping at the Farmers’ Market they will go to the bike trail, they will go to Nisbet Park, they will go

the library because it’s close and it’s safe. They can get help with homework. There are three main themes to keep in mind when considering how local library branches are being used by their communities, according to Deer Park Branch Manager Natalie Fields. Libraries are used as a community space for learning, as a gathering space for common interests, and a place to borrow a book, movie, magazine, music and so forth. “Libraries have always been a space people can go for information. Now we have homework centers in a number of our branches,� Fields said. Homework help is available Monday through Friday in Deer Park with peak hours being after school. to a restaurant,� Bednar said. Rebeccaschild said the market is willing to help alleviate the traffic issue by asking shoppers to use particular parking lots or hiring a police officer to direct traffic. “It is four hours once a week and there are other times when you have traffic too, I mean every day,� Bednar said. Bornick said she understands that Loveland has a traffic flow problem but agreed that the market cannot be having that much of an impact. “After working many markets over the years we’ve been in operation, I’ve found that many of the customers that frequent markets spend a short amount of time there, gather their fresh produce and products from their favorite vendors and then move on their way,� she said. The Friends of the Loveland Farmers’ Market has been rallying support through its Facebook group of the same name. The group is also encouraging residents in support of the market to attend the Loveland city council meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at city hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave. Follow Marika Lee: @ReporterMarika


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READER INPUT We asked readers: How often do you use your local library and which branch(es) do you use? How do you use it online, in person - and what are your favorite and most-used library services? How has your local library changed in the last 5-10-15 years? What changes do you see for libraries in the future? Here are some responses: “My family, which consists of two adults and two young children, visits the library several times a month. “We live in between the Blue Ash and Madeira branches and routinely visit both branches. It’s become a special treat for the kids to bring their empty bags and fill them with books. Reading to our kids is an essential and highly enjoyable part of our bonding time with them, as well as their personal development. We also take advantage of a number of the children’s problems at each library. “In terms of how our local library has changed over the past decade, I’ve been impressed with their ability to continually adapt to meet evolving needs of both adults and children alike. For example, making downloadable e-books available and hosting Lego building nights. On the flip side, likely due to budget constraints, the library physical spaces haven’t appeared to change all that much in 10-plus years. “One exception to this being the ‘maker space’ that has been created at the main branch of the public library, which our family still has yet to visit. “In terms of future changes, we have had the fortune of visiting both the Westlake and Avon Lake libraries on the west side of Cleveland. Those libraries, to me, represent the standards of excellence of what a library could be as they consist of open, naturally well lit spaces that include a cafe and, in the case of Avon Lake, a kids discovery science center. I also expect more libraries beyond the Cincinnati main branch to include maker spaces.”

ery week for personal use and as an educator. I live in Loveland and use the Loveland Branch. I use the library online, in person, and through personal contact with the staff. “One of the best kept secrets is that you can go online and create an account and submit your favorite authors. When the author comes out with a new book,the library will automatically place you on the ‘hold’ list and when the book is available they will email you. I love it – don’t have worry about placing a

hold every time a new book comes out. You can also search for books, for example my secondgrader is addicted to an Ellen Miles series. We went online and ordered a bunch of ‘Puppy Place’ books and the library emailed me when they came in. “I just recently learned how to download books to my devices. This is another new feature that is great for people who only read on devices. “As an educator , the staff at Loveland library is the best, especially

Sharon Setney, who is constantly getting collections together for me. All I have to do it email her titles and she lets me know when they are ready via email. “I like to go to the library to browse. Every time I go in, the staff says hello and always checks to see if there is anything in the back for me. I can’t thank the Loveland branch enough for all that they do. “The library has changed over the years in the check-out process. In the ‘old’ days the staff checked out all books.

Now they have computers stationed in front of the service desk. The staff will help and check out if needed. About two years ago, to check out a book, you would scan the barcode. Now they have computer chips in the books, and all you have to do is lay the book on the checkout area and the sensors pick up chip and scan the book. It is really cool. You can actually have multiple books in a pile and they will all automatically check out. “Lastly, the Loveland Branch has allowed me to bring my class in, give

them a tour, and sign up all my students with library cards. This has helped to jump start their summer reading program.” Stephanie Quehl, Loveland

“I have a Clermont County card and a Hamilton County card. We moved from the Eastgate area a few years ago, and I still teach there, so having two cards is essential. I use the library at least six times during the school year for Teacher Collections, which I love. Imagine

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BRIEFLY Clermont library seeks makers The Maker Festival is returning June 18 and makers are needed. If you make something unique and want to share it with library patrons, visit the Clermont County Public Library’s website for an application, clermon- Scroll towards the bottom of the homepage. The Maker Festival is a one-day exhibit where non-commercial and commercial makers can demonstrate their projects. Makers will be selected on how unique their projects are and if they fit in the library’s space.

Library staff members are looking for exhibits that are interactive and highlight the process of making things. Approved makers must complete the library’s performer contract. Submission deadline is March 31. Acceptance notifications will be made April 15. For more information

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The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is helping the Library of Congress collect the stories and life experiences of Tristate residents. The Library is recording stories, which will be uploaded to and stored at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. If you have an interesting life story to share, you can register for a one-hour appointment to record it. Appointments are available at the following library branches: Clifton, Green Township, Harrison, Northside, Madeira, Pleasant Ridge, Reading, St. Bernard, Symmes Township and Westwood. Recordings can be made Feb. 6 and Feb. 13 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Call the Library at 513-369-6900 or visit

Loveland Early Childhood Center kindergarten registration is open for the 2016-2017 school year. New enrollment is open to parents and guardians with a child who will be 5-years-old on or before Sept. 30. To enroll, parents and guardians are asked to visit the district website at and click on the “New Student Enrollment” icon on the left side of the screen and complete the enrollment process as directed. Any parent or guardian with questions is encouraged to contact Loveland Central Registrar Lou Ann Downey at 513-774-6223 or email

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Meet with the superintendent Loveland City Schools Superintendent Chad Hilliker is hosting oneon-one office hours from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 at the administrative building, 757 S. Lebanon Road. Email Julie Dunn at dunnju@loveland to reserve a time.

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friends that we are still close to today. Now, we attend the Loveland branch about every three to four weeks or so, to browse and get new books. Going to the library is an essential part of how we spend our free time as we all read a great deal.” Jill Jones, Loveland


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UC Clermont names Experiential Learning & Career Services director finding ways to support faculty UC Clermont College named Monika Royal-Fischer the prowith career-focused initiatives gram director of Experiential already underway. Most imporLearning and Career Services. tantly, I want to help ensure that Royal-Fischer will work distudents who want to have an rectly with students to help experiential learning opportuthem launch careers when they nity (internship, job shadow, ingraduate - whether they are pur- Royal-Fischer formational interview, mentor/ suing an associate degree or mentee) have a chance to do so,” transferring. She will work oneRoyal-Fischer said. on-one with students in a variety of Royal-Fischer has spent the last 10 ways including: creating resumes and years in recruiting, career coaching cover letters, career exploration, and development, experiential learnmock interviews, internships, net- ing, internship coordination working working and social media use. most recently at Gateway Community She will also be working directly and Technical College and with first with area businesses to identify career generation college students as the caopportunities for UC Clermont stu- reer and training strategist. dents, as well as broaden the scope of She is a University of Cincinnati experiential learning to include more alum, serving as chair of McMicken internships, job shadowing, extern- Arts and Sciences Alumni Relations ships and on-campus events. Committee and as a member of the “I hope to help students and alumni McMicken College Advisory Board. step from college to career as easily as She is a member of the Cincinnati possible. My ambitious goals include Chamber of Commerce Women Excel hosting more career days, more em- (WE Lead) program: class of 2003 and ployers on campus, future event part- 40 under 40 – Class of 2010. nerships with Student Activities and

SCHOOLS NOTEBOOK Children’s Meeting House Montessori » Children's Meeting House Montessori School is accepting new student applications for the 2016-2017 academic year. CMH Montessori is founded on the education principles of Dr. Maria Montessori, who considered the child’s intellectual, social, physical, and spiritual development. CMH Montessori is just minutes east of downtown Loveland and nestled on seven acres with woods, a pond, and flower and vegetable gardens. Offering programs for preschool children through sixth grade, CMH is a non-profit institution that provides a rigorous academic curriculum, focuses on the development of the whole child, and fosters a lifelong love of learning. The school hosts “Coffee with Casey” each Wednesday at 9 a.m. to show parents classrooms where learning happens naturally, or visit » We appreciate you. That was the message Loveland Superintendent Chad Hilliker delivered to the Board of Education as part of the


Loveland Board of Education members Michele Pettit, Linda Pennington, Art Jarvis, Dave Blumberg and Kathryn Lorenz.

Tuesday, Jan. 26, Board of Education meeting. Hilliker took the opportunity to recognize and thank the five Board members as part of Board Appreciation Month. “We sincerely appreciate the time, effort and energy each member of our Board of Education dedicates to serving the 4,700 students who attend the Loveland City School District,” Hilliker said. “Board Appreciation Month is an important reminder to us all that we could not have our wonderful schools without our tremendous board. We are fortunate.”

COLLEGE CORNER Dean’s Lists » Hofstra University - Chase Grafflin. » Kent State University - Katie Crum, Bryan Soth, Joshua Hollander, Jenna Pauly, Maria Horrigan, Valerie Hamilton, Abigail Schnure, Jacob Behrens, Zoe Steinberg, Megan Downey. » Miami University - Rachel Zerwick, Kevin Visco, Thomas Wassel, Collin Melink, Mary Lloyd, Nicolas Aguilar, Thomas Schnee, Lindsay Darkins, Kaleb Swartz, Emilia Anderson, Kevin O'Hara, Meghan Lester, Ethan Conte, Kelli Scarpa, Samuel Bockhorst, Ryan Luessen, Bryson Sanders, Emily How, Erik Seroogy, Reid Waddell, Shannon Palmer, Bridget Simpson, Jenna Myklebust, Harrison Savarese, Lena Koenig, Natalia Jerdack, Nicholas Jerdack, Tyler Mikula, Alexandra Fair, Katrina Culbertson, Bradley Faust,Kaitlin Darpel, Jenna Tur-

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Miami University - Katrina James, Michael Collins, Stella Norris, Taylor Hoffman, Laura Bruns, Megan Wade, Alyssa Tipton, Katherine Shoals, Erica How, Elissa How, Matthew Rieger, Traci Powers, Chance Overberg, Jillian Elfers.

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On Stage - Comedy Alex Stone, 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas Comedy Club, $8-$14. 984-9288; Montgomery.

SATURDAY, FEB. 6 Art & Craft Classes Creativities Open Studio, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Creativities, $10 per creator. Add $5 for drop off of ages 7-11. 272-1500; Madeira.

Clubs & Organizations Quiltathon, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Paul Community United Methodist Church, 8221 Miami Road, Quilt Outreach Inc. donates over 400 quilts a year to shelters. Spend day making quilt top to be donated. Sewing not required. Ironing and pinning also needed. Pot luck lunch at noon. Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Quilt Outreach Inc.. 607-6569; Madeira.

Drink Tastings Cincy Wine Wagon Winery Tour, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Maggiano’s Little Italy, 7875 Montgomery Road, Meet at restaurant bar, then head to Valley Vineyards, Vinoklet and Henke Wineries. Approximately 5 hour tour. Wine and snacks at each location. Ages 21 and up. $75. Reservations required. Presented by Cincy Wine Wagon. 258-7909. Sycamore Township.

Music - R&B Basic Truth, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Traci’s Sports Lounge and Grill, 784 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Free. 697-8111; Loveland.

Music - World Maasai African Drummers, 2 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, African storytelling by Maasai African Drummers. Free. 3694476; Loveland.

On Stage - Comedy Alex Stone, 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas Comedy Club, $8-$14. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Antigone: Off the Hill, 7 p.m., Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road, Price varies by location. Presented by Playhouse in the Park. 745-6251; Blue Ash.

Recreation Greater Cincinnati Fly Fishing Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oasis Golf Club and Conference Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Kelly Galloup is featured headliner. Over 60 exhibitors. outfitters, canoes and kayaks, guides, lodges, fly fishing and tying supplies, rods and more. Educational presentations, fly casting and tying demos. Casting pond and kids activities. $10. Presented by Buckeye United Fly Fishers Inc.. 683-0286; Loveland.

SUNDAY, FEB. 7 Exercise Classes Yoga Teacher Training and Wellness School, RYT 200, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Yoga Fit Boutique, $2300. Registration required. 237-5330; Sycamore Township.

On Stage - Comedy Alex Stone, 8 p.m., Go Bananas Comedy Club, $8-$14. 984-9288; Montgomery.

MONDAY, FEB. 8 Art & Craft Classes Creativities Open Studio, noon to 3 p.m., Creativities, $10 per creator. Add $5 for drop off of ages 7-11. 272-1500; Madeira.

Cooking Classes Spring at the Rookwood with Jackson Rouse, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, $52. Reservations required. 489-6400; Symmes Township.

Literary - Libraries Preschool Storytime, 10-11 a.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, Enjoy books, songs, activities, crafts and more, while building early literacy skills. For preschoolers and their caregivers. Ages 3-6. Free. 369-4476; Loveland. Toddler Storytime, 11 a.m. to noon, Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, Encourage emerging language skills with books, rhymes, crafts, music and fun. For ages 18-36 months. Free. 369-4476; Loveland.

Literary - Signings Jeff Howe: “Into The Roaring Fork”, 6-7 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 LovelandMadeira Road, Join local author discusses new thriller. Ages 18 and up. Free. 369-4476; Loveland.

TUESDAY, FEB. 9 Art & Craft Classes Creativities Open Studio, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Creativities, $10 per creator. Add $5 for drop off of ages 7-11. 272-1500; Madeira.

Literary - Libraries Teen Club, 3:30-5 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Teens have fun with simple science experiments, play board games, participate in “make & take” activities, crafts and other engaging activities. Ages 10-18. Free. 369-4450; branches/deerpark. Deer Park. Family Storytime, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, Families with young children enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and craft. Free. 369-4476. Loveland.

Support Groups Overeaters Anonymous, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Road, Welcome to anyone wanting to stop eating compulsively. No dues or fees. Not affiliated with any public or private organization, political movement, ideology or religious doctrine. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Intergroup Overeaters Anonymous. 528-2275; Montgomery.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10 Art & Craft Classes

St. Vincent Ferrer PTO Spaghetti Dinner is 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at St. Vincent Ferrer School, 7754 Montgomery Road, Sycamore Township. The dinner will include a homemade sauce contest with Jim LaBarbara, emcee, judged by 700 WLW’s Bill Cunningham and Bob Crable. Music will be performed by Kevin Fox. The dinner also includes a silent auction, door prizes, basket raffles and meatball raffle. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Cost is $8, $5 for kids. Presented by St. Vincent Ferrer PTO. Call 791-6320. Deer Park.

Schools Coffee Social with Casey, 9-10:30 a.m., Children’s Meeting House Montessori School, 927 O’Bannonville Road, Parents of preschoolers learn about Montessori philosophy, tour 7-acre campus and visit classrooms. Free. 683-4757; Loveland.

THURSDAY, FEB. 11 Art & Craft Classes

Creativities Open Studio, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Creativities, $10 per creator. Add $5 for drop off of ages 7-11. 272-1500; Madeira. Jan Boone Oil Painting Class, 1:15-4:15 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn, Lindner Classroom. Oil painting class for beginning and intermediate painters. Ages 18 and up. $80 per month. Contact the instructor Jan Boone. Presented by Woman’s Art Club Foundation. 791-7044; Mariemont.

Creativities Open Studio, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Creativities, $10 per creator. Add $5 for drop off of ages 7-11. 272-1500; Madeira. Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh: Taft Preview Presentation, 7-9 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. Sue Monteith previews new Taft exhibit. Reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by talk. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration recommended. 272-3700; Mariemont.


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Jewish and Israeli Film Festival: In Search of Israeli Cuisine, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Kenwood Theatre, 7815 Kenwood Road, Captures stories of Israeli chefs, home cooks, and farmers from more than 100 cultures found in Israel today. $12, $10 members. Reservations recommended. Presented by Mayerson JCC. 722-7220; Kenwood.

Health / Wellness Heart Health Talk, 6 p.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Grandin Room. Cardiologist Joel Forman with Ohio Heart and Vascular Center answers questions and discusses leading topics about heart health. Complimentary hearthealthy appetizers served. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Christ Hospital. 527-4000. Fairfax.

Home & Garden Raised Garden Bed, 6:30-8 p.m., Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road, Learn to construct wood frame raised garden bed. $15. Reservations required. 561-7400; Indian Hill.

Literary - Libraries Toddler Playdate, 11 a.m. to noon, Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, Meet new friends and socialize through unstructured play. Toys provided. For ages 18 months-4 years. Free. 369-4476; Loveland. Homework Help, 3-6 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, Free homework help for students in grades K- 8. Ages 0-8. Free. 369-4476; Loveland.

Music - Jazz A Tribute to Frank Foster, 7-9 p.m., Deer Park High School, 8351 Plainfield Road, Donations. Reservations recommended. Presented by Big Joe Duskin Music Education Foundation. 891-0010; www.bigjoeduski-

Social Report: Tying It All Together, 10 a.m., Dimalanta Design Group, 4555 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 650, Learn about online social media management software. $20. Reservations required. Presented by Ernie Dimalanta. 588-2802; Blue Ash.

Cooking Classes Breakfast for Dinner with Ilene Ross, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, $42. Reservations required. 489-6400; Symmes Township.

Films Jewish and Israeli Film Festival: Serial (Bad) Weddings, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Kenwood Theatre, 7815 Kenwood Road, French comedy about close-minded couple whose daughters, one by one, choose spouses across ethnic and religious boundaries. Short film screening of “The Seder.”. $12, $10 members. Reservations recommended. Presented by Mayerson JCC. 722-7220; Kenwood.

Holiday - Valentine’s Day Romancing With Dancing, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Arthur Murray Dance Studio - Sycamore Twp., 10792 Montgomery Road, Learn variety of styles for use in clubs or ballroom, starting with basics. Stay for beer, wine, appetizers and open dancing for any level. Beginners encouraged. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Arthur Murray Dance Studio. 791-9100; Sycamore Township.

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FRIDAY, FEB. 12 Art & Craft Classes Creativities Open Studio, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Creativities, $10 per creator. Add $5 for drop off of ages 7-11. 272-1500; Madeira.

Dining Events St. Columban Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., St. Columban Church, 894 Oakland Road, Grilled salmon, shrimp and fish dinners, fish sandwich, pizza, sides and beverages. Drive-through available. Price varies. 683-0105; Loveland. St. Gertrude Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., St. Gertrude Parish, 6543 Miami Ave., School Cafeteria. Choice of fish, fish sandwich, shrimp, cheese pizza and 2 sides, plus dessert and drink. Dine in or carry out. Benefits Cub and Boy Scout Troops 555. $8, $6 children. Presented by Boy Scout Troop 555. 561-5954; Madeira.

Health / Wellness Homegrown Medicinal Herbal Teas: It’s A Tea Party, 6-8 p.m., Cocoa Bites, 305 W. Loveland Ave., Learn about herbal preps (spice, tea, extract, supplement, essential oil). Learn how to make fresh herbal tea and enjoy food bites and teas prepared by Cocoa Bites. Book signing: “Don’t Sweep It Under The Drug!”. Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Dr. Cathy Rosenbaum. 677-2525; Loveland.

Music - Student Performances Ursuline Academy Tag Show, 7 p.m., Ursuline Academy, 5535 Pfeiffer Road, Ursuline students perform annual Tag Show. Free.

SATURDAY, FEB. 13 Art & Craft Classes Creativities Open Studio, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Creativities, $10 per creator. Add $5 for drop off of ages 7-11. 272-1500; Madeira.

Drink Tastings Cincy Wine Wagon Winery Tour, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Maggiano’s Little Italy, $75. Reservations required. 258-7909. Sycamore Township.

Health / Wellness 26th Anniversary Open House, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Enjoy chef samplings, games and prizes while discovering activities to keep kids busy during summer. Free. 527-4000; Fairfax.

Literary - Libraries Block Party, 11 a.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 LovelandMadeira Road, Construct and create with library’s LEGOs. Free. 369-4476; Loveland.

Music - Student Performances Ursuline Academy Tag Show, 7 p.m., Ursuline Academy, Free. 791-5791. Blue Ash.

SUNDAY, FEB. 14 Films Jewish and Israeli Film Festival: Les Heritiers (Once In a Lifetime), 3-5 p.m., Kenwood Theatre, 7815 Kenwood Road, French history teacher confronts indifference with eye-opening assignment about Holocaust. $12, $10 members. 722-7220.







Literary - Libraries Teen Writing Club, 6 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, For teen writers interested in meeting other teen writers or looking for feedback from others. Ages 12-17. Free. 369-4476; Loveland.

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‘I love you’ oven Swiss steak 1-1/2 pounds round steak, 3/4” thick 1/4 cup flour 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons ea. salt and pepper 1 can stewed tomatoes 1/2 cup ea. chopped celery and carrot 1/4 cup chopped onion 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce or bit more to taste 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 325. Cut meat into 4 portions. Mix flour, salt and pepper and pound into meat. Set aside flour that is left. Brown meat in oil or shortening on all sides. Don’t cook it, just brown it. Place meat in shallow baking dish. Blend remaining flour with drippings in skillet and add rest of ingredients, except for cheese. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture boils. Pour over meat. Cover tightly and bake for 2 hours or until tender. Top with cheese and return to oven for a few minutes to melt cheese.

It’s that time of year - chocolate and Oreo truffles.

Elegant chocolate truffles 3 tablespoons light corn syrup 3/4 cup whipping cream, unwhipped 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped into very small pieces 1 teaspoon vanilla

In a small saucepan combine the corn syrup and heavy cream. Bring to a simmer and add the 12 ounces of chocolate. Stir until smooth. Remove from the heat and add vanilla. Pour the mixture into a container and place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour until firm. Scoop chocolate using small ice cream scoop onto pan lined with parchment paper or sprayed foil. Return to frig until very firm.

Oreo truffles 1 pound package of Oreo sandwich cookies, divided (not double stuffed) 8 oz. cream cheese, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla

Coating: 8 oz. or so high quality melted chocolate, cooled a bit but still liquid enough to dip

Tiny sprinkles/nuts, etc. (opt) Remove the truffles from the refrigerator and shape into balls by rolling between the palms of your hands. Work quickly since the heat of your hands makes the chocolate soft. Dip each truffle into the chocolate to coat and place on wire rack for excess to drip off. Tip: for a quicker and easier truffle omit the chocolate coating and drop the shaped truffles directly into cocoa powder, nuts or coconut.

Coating: 12 oz. bag semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled a bit but still liquid enough to dip

Crush 9 of the cookies to fine crumbs in food processor. Set aside. Cookies also can be finely crushed in a plastic bag using a rolling pin. Crush rest of cookies. Place in bowl and add cream cheese and vanilla. Mix until well blended. Roll into 1” balls. Dip in melted chocolate and set on wire rack. Immediately sprinkle with leftover crumbs so that crumbs adhere before chocolate coating sets up. Refrigerate until firm. Store in refrigerator up to a couple of weeks.



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Careers, happiness and a place for furry friends “What breaks your heart?” I was at a conference and the speaker asked this question of the audience. In my work, I am accustomed to asking people what they are interested in, excited, even passionate about. But this question stopped me cold. Let me back up. I believe that when we limit our definition of our careers to just what we are paid to do, we miss the biggest picture; the opportunity to engage in the world with our full skill set and with our complete hearts and souls. If you enjoy coaching girls basketball, that is part of who you are and even it if it is purely a volunteer endeavor, it is a part of your unique career set, or your “big picture.” Take a minute and ask yourself what your total career is.

What does it include, and what would you like it to have more of? If you are an animal lover, and Julie Bauke spend any time or reCOMMUNITY PRESS GUEST COLUMNIST sources on animal-related causes, that is part of your career – part of who you are. I knew I wanted to do something to help dogs, but I also knew that was too broad of a desire. When a goal is too big or too vague, your chances of reaching it diminish, versus developing concrete, actionable goals. What breaks my heart? When I really thought about that question, I had an “aha” moment.

Senior dogs dumped at shelters because they are senior dogs. That breaks my heart to pieces. Now what? I know I can’t volunteer in a shelter. My emotions would not survive and I would live as a blubbering mess. I have tremendous respect for those who do. I give money, I get the word out, I work to connect people and resources. I have as many dogs as I can in my home. But still, I knew there was more I could do. When facing the empty nest, we decided that we wanted more dogs. I knew the number was not 50, but it also wasn’t three. We built a home on 15 acres and attached a senior doggie recreation room, dogs runs and a fenced-in yard. It is a place for eight senior dogs

who were given up just for being old, to live out their days in comfort and love. I knew we had done the right thing when we got our first resident: Mitzi. It’s no secret that the gray muzzle does not increase your prospects for being selected by shelter visitors. Maybe it was my imagination, but when I whispered in her ear that she was now safe, those tired bones took a deep breath and her whole body relaxed. Our world is not lacking in things to be heartbroken over. It can paralyze us into inaction or just the feeling that we can’t do anything that matters. There is no right or wrong answer to this question. I am constantly amazed by our community’s love for animals. Animal lovers are givers

– and so are animals. My Furry Valentine, a nonprofit organization that hosts an annual event to bring people and adoptable pets together, is a way that you can get involved. To date My Furry Valentine has found homes for nearly 2,000 shelter pets in the last five years. My Furry Valentine, the region’s largest annual animal adoption event, will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 13 and 14, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Cincinnati, OH 45246. For more information, visit Julie Bauke is chief career happiness officer of The Bauke Group and a volunteer member of My Furry Valentine team. Reach her at julie.bauke@the

Designing our future: Destination Loveland I simply couldn’t stop smiling. From the entry of Loveland High School’s Auditorium that was decorated with student art, to the delicate sounds of Loveland Elementary School’s “Mallet Madness” starting the show, from our students – all ages – describing their Loveland experience to standing beside our state finalist Lady Tigers soccer team on stage, then finally taking my own seat to watch a performance by the Loveland Show Choirs worthy of Broadway – I continue to beam. As the instructional leader of this great district, I’m just

so proud of all of our students who continue to awe and amaze, and I thank each of those stuChad Hilliker dents and the professionals COMMUNITY PRESS GUEST COLUMNIST who work with them for making our annual State of Schools presentation so special. The Jan. 21 event was truly an evening to remember. Student-centered, it was an invigorating look at why our families – including my own – have

made the decision to raise their children here. Loveland is a destination district – and I am ready to work tirelessly with you to ensure it remains that way. During the formal presentation I laid out a plan I’m calling Destination Loveland. In the immediate future it will focus on three key initiatives: a comprehensive early childhood experience to include deeper investment in our preschool program and the potential for all-day kindergarten, an athletic facilities master plan, and expansion of our Tiger One-toWorld device lease-to-own program to include grades

seven through 12 for the upcoming school year. That’s correct – our students at Loveland Middle School and Loveland High School will each have access to a device to enhance their educational experience. Excited yet? I hope so, and soon I will be reaching out to capture your feedback. We intend to conduct an expansive 18-month community engagement process as we work to further develop plans on how to keep Loveland a destination school district. I also plan to re-establish the Business Advisory Council, and form a Student Advisory

Council and Parent and Staff Advisory Council. Our goal is to understand the investments we need to make today to ensure the future of our district tomorrow. That is something that I hope brings a smile to you. It is an exciting time to be a Tiger. We will be communicating a time line for the community engagement in the upcoming weeks. As always, please feel free to contact me directly with any specific questions.

clue about what an influx of Muslims into this country will cause! “The book depicts the hatred for all those who have not accepted Islam. Those who are not Muslims deserve death. Any Muslim that believes what the Koran preaches is a potential threat! The following is a reply to a young man who had an article in the Cincinnati Enquirer He never received it because what I perceived as being an email address was a Facebook address. I am not on Facebook. “‘I read your article in this morning’s Enquirer and the first thing that entered my mind was: Have you taken the time to read the Koran? Ask yourself why isn’t the country bringing in Christian refugees? Is it because Obama favors Muslims because he was raised as one. Multiculturalism does not work! Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, stated as much because of the influx of Muslim refugees into her country. The masses have caused assimilation problems.’ “England and France have the same problems with Muslim refugees. Many Muslims like Christians don’t read their Korans or Bibles and don’t go to a Mosque or church. Muslims that do go to a particular Mosque could be radicalized to commit jihad. Jim Hanson who is a part of counter terrorism (Center for Security Policy executive vice president) stated on O’Reilly’s hour that out

of 100 mosques in the U.S. that were monitored 80 were preaching jihad. “The more Muslims that take shelter here and become citizens will add to the caliphate that is the head of the snake! There will be more mosques and minarets and the calls to prayers five times a day. Schools will be affected big time! And with a liberal supreme court Sharia law could be passed and men would be able to beat their wives and all that the book allows Muslim men to do. Women would be wearing burqas in public. Is this what you want to see in this country? “If you read the Koran you will see that it is based on the Biblical old testament. The narrative is twisted to bring about a faith that depicts Jesus as a prophet and not the son of God. Christians and Jews deserve death because they have not accepted Islam as the one true religion. No one knows who created the words of the Koran. Muhammad was illiterate and lived in and out of a cave because he probably had some mental issues. Would God send down Gabriel to give this man the words that depict death to all that don’t believe in Islam? I don’t think so! “SURA 47 - Muhammad: When ye encounter the infidels, strike off their heads till ye have made a great slaughter among them and of the rest make fast the fetters. Infidels deserve death!” RAB

Chad Hilliker is Loveland City Schools superintendent.

CH@TROOM Jan. 28 question Who will be President of the United States one year from today? Why will he or she have won?

“One year from today we will be hailing the almighty and magnificent President Trump. I am not saying I agree with this choice, but yet again it will be a matter of the majority of the population voting against the greater evil rather than for the best choice. I truly long for an election where we can in good conscience vote for the right candidate with passion and belief that he or she is the best and correct choice for the highest office in our society. Trump simply has too much momentum, media presence and too many faithful followers to be stopped. He is saying the things that too many of us feel need to be said, and which the other hopefuls are too PC to state. On the campaign side he doesn't require huge donations and is therefore beholden to none of the special interests. If nothing else, this election cycle so far has been good entertainment.”


“I think it will be Ted Cruz. Most of America will finally wake up and realize that health care isn't a right it is a privilege, that Christianity is the national religion, diplomacy is weak and bombing is strong and good, woman should cede decisions about their bodies and reproductive health to

THIS WEEK’S QUESTION There are proposals in the Ohio legislature to eliminate “pay to play” fees for school extracurricular activities (athletic and non-athletic). Is this a good idea? Why or why not? Every week we ask readers a question they can reply to via email. Send your answers to with Ch@troom in the subject line.

wealthy, white evangelical males, and every citizens duty is to be armed with an open carry weapon of his or her choice. “I can relate very well to his populist story of attending common Ivy League schools, marrying a common Goldman Sach's executive and taking a job where you grind your place of employment to a standstill. “For all these democratic and patriotic reasons I see him coming out on top next year.”


“One year from today, you arrive home excited because you met with your boss today and he said due to increase in business, he was promoting you to manage the new employees. A nice raise comes with the job. The HR manager informs you your health insurance is going down in price because of increased competition. “Then you think back , a


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year earlier the country felt like it was rapidly suffocating, No good jobs, increased health insurance premiums and a navy suffering through a Third World country holding guns to their heads on their own ship. “Your choice, America.”


“Right now Democrat Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the favorites for their parties. I think the Democratic nominee has that 47 percent of voters (Romney’s claim of those not paying taxes and/or on entitlements) in their hip pocket. Trump seems to have captured the American voters’ disappointment with current leadership. He seems to have what the frustration fueled masses are looking for i.e. a change or the next Ronald Reagan. I think that voter frustration will ‘trump’ Hillary’s very questionable track record. I hope Trump chooses wisely his VP, cabinet and advisors. He scares me, but I am naively optimistic he can right the ship. I look forward to their debates next fall as it could get ugly. Go Figure!”


Jan. 7 question What is the best way to handle the Syrian refugee situation?

“I read the readers replies about the potential arrival of Syrian refugees into the U.S. I have a Koran and have read it twice. Americans do not have a

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Youthful Loveland wrestlers maturing Scott Springer

LOVELAND - With no firstteam Eastern Cincinnati Conference wrestlers returning and facing a stacked champion in Glen Este, this was supposed to be a rebuilding year for Loveland High School. Someone forgot to tell the Tigers, who won the league title two years ago and are fighting with the Trojans once again. “Most of our weight classes are freshmen or sophomores, but they’ve done pretty well,” Loveland coach Chris Switzer said. “They’ve certainly exceeded my expectations. Not having a couple key guys come back and wrestle this year, I knew some young guys were going to get some opportunities to be in the lineup.” The Tigers have gotten better every week and have recorded some big victories. They have defeated one of Kentucky’s finest in Walton-

Verona and they upset Glen Este at the Oak Hills Duals. “They’re very deep and senior-laden,” Switzer said of the Trojans. “I think we’ve gotten better and better and kind of surprised them. To be honest, it surprised me. We just kept plugging away each match. We’re moving in the right direction. Hopefully, we keep improving by the time we get to league, sectionals and districts.” Senior Conner Homan recently picked up his 100th win for the Tigers. He has alternated between 170 and 182 pounds this season after wrestling at 160 last year. As a junior, he broke his hand at the league meet, but still wrestled on to districts, where he just fell short of making the state meet. “We’re just trying to figure where we’re going to put him at the end of the year to make the state tournament,” Switzer said. “He’s sort of the anchor of the team and we appreciate his leadership.”

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Boys basketball

“Most of our weight classes are freshmen and sophomores, but they’ve done pretty well.” SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS


Loveland sophomore Cade Smeller dispatches another opponent for the Tigers.

Loveland wrestling coach

Homan currently has the best record in the ECC at 170 pounds and is a year-round participant. “He went to Fargo (North Dakota), which is a big deal for wrestling,” Switzer said. “He’s a ‘mat rat.’ Anytime he can get an opportunity to wrestle, he’s there trying to make himself better.” Freshman Richard Mendoza has also had a successful year at 106 pounds and freshman Blake Poteet was doing well at 126 pounds until a broken hand sidelined him. Sophomore Cade Smeller is among

the ECC leaders at 152 pounds, even though at 6-foot-3, he looks like he may have gotten lost on the way to basketball practice. “Were really seeing some great improvements with him,” Switzer said. “Last year, he wasn’t able to wrestle in the postseason as he tore his hamstring and had to have surgery.” Beyond Smeller, the 160pound class has been strong with sophomore Ian Knabe and senior Nick Bixler. Both have See WRESTLERS, Page 2B

Moeller wrestling marches ahead to big-match mats Scott Springer

KENWOOD - From the Ironman at Walsh Jesuit to the Powerade Invitational in Pennsylvania to the Catholic Invitational Tournament, Moeller High School’s wrestling program has seen the best on the best mats within a large radius of Cincinnati. The plan for coach James Yonushonis is for the experience to pay dividends at the Greater Catholic League meet, the State Dual tournament and on the road back to the Schottenstein Center in Columbus in early March. Entering the Regional Dual competition, the Crusaders were healthy. “It’s that point where the season begins to wear on people, but that’s everybody,” Yonushonis said. “At most of the weights, we at least have a back-up for guys that are banged up.” In duals, their only losses were close contests with Father Ryan (Tennessee) in early December, then a tough loss on Senior Night to Mason in midJanuary. The Crusaders rebounded by winning the CIT a few days later at Elder over 28 other teams. Five Crusaders with state experience are back for another March run. Not surprisingly, the qualifying quintet has been reliable again. “Jack Meyer, Jacoby Ward, Joe Hensley, Brett Bryant and Jake Thompson have been pretty consistent,” Yonushonis said. “Guys like Sam Wyche are coming on and Jordan Ward, the younger brother of Jacoby.” Jordan Ward benefits from having an older brother that’s been to the state meet and another, Joey, who is a two-time state champion now wrestling


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» Loveland beat Glen Este 74-62 on Jan. 29. » Moeller beat Wilmington Jan. 23, 40-31. Senior Trey McBride and junior Keegan McDowell had 10 points each. The Crusaders beat St. Xavier 49-32 on Jan. 29. Senior Nate Georgeton had 20 points. » CHCA defeated Clark Montessori 78-72 Jan. 25. Erik Kohlan led the Eagles with 25 points.

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» Loveland downed Withrow 49-24 on Jan. 23. Senior Hailey Bauer led the Lady Tigers with nine points. The Lady Tigers defeated Northwest 55-20 on Jan. 27. Alyssa Stahl led the scoring with 14 points. » Mount Notre Dame beat St. Ursula 53-37 on Jan. 26. Abby Weeks led the Cougars with 18 points. Weeks had 17 on Jan. 28 as MND beat McAuley 53-44. » Ursuline defeated Seton 54-47 Jan. 28. » CHCA defeated North College Hill 50-38 Jan. 27.


» At the Wyoming Duals, Loveland beat Deer Park in round one, Madeira in round three and Withrow in round seven. At the Loveland Duals Jan. 23, the Tigers were second to Ross. Senior Conner Homan recorded his 100th career victory during the event. » (Submission) The Loveland Middle School wrestling team ran away with the championship of the Reading Junior. High Classic Invitational on Jan. 23. Loveland routed the field, besting second-place Sycamore (278 to 189) and 14 other Cincinnati-area schools including Mason and Colerain. Weight-class champs for Loveland were: Angel Loza at 172 pounds, Liam Hamill (134), Jake Klopenstein (122), Kobi Milam(116), Manny Dudeck (110), and Teddy Houseman (80). Calvin Spencer scored second-place points at 150 pounds, while Ethan Siegrist (142) and Michael Soupene (98) placed third. Other point scorers for Loveland were: fourth place, Ibrahim Shalash (205), MoMo Wilson (104), Jacob Cotsonas (86); and in fifth, Mark Watson (160).

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Moeller’s Sam Wyche (left) pulls down Mason’s Seph Wiegard en route to a 5-2 Crusader decision in the 195-pound class.

at North Carolina. Yonushonis likes his skill-set and preparation as a freshman competing in the GCL. Senior Jacoby Ward is having a successful season at 152 after wrestling as a junior at 138. He is a three-time state placer. Wyche was a district qualifier as a freshman and has caught the eye of his coach with his diligence at 182 pounds. For those that haven’t followed the DNA trail, his grandfather has the same name and used to coach the Bengals and Buccaneers. “When you see him in his singlet, you can see every muscle in his body,” Yonushonis

said of young Sam Wyche. “He’s a pretty ripped 182. He can just focus on his wrestling skill and not worry about a whole lot of weight loss.” At 126 and 132, Yonushonis would like to see seniors Cooper Graves and Jaelen Summemake competitive rours jumps. At 138, sophomore Jake Thompson increased his height over a year’s time, but has kept his weight. “He’s working so hard and doing everything right,” Yonushonis said. The upper weights are Moeller’s strong suit. Junior Brett Bryant was sixth at the state meet as a sophomore. From there the scoring has

been reliable going from Wyche to seniors Jack Meyer and Joe Hensley in the “Bash Brother” category of 220 and 285. Meyer has accumulated football offers and has made a name for himself in wrestling circles around the country. “He has the same kind of offers for wrestling,” Yonushonis said. “I know he wants to play football, but it’s pretty special for him to have a lot of opportunities.” Meyer is known for enjoying the center stage. The mantra from here is attitude plus effort equals results.

» (Submitted by Heather Higdon) The Loveland City School District is excited to launch the Loveland City Schools Athletic Facilities Master Planning Process. Born from the vision to make Loveland the premier athletic program in Southwest Ohio, and the mission to use athletics to advance the education goals of the district – school administrators in conjunction with the Loveland Athletic Boosters began in January to engage district parents and community members to assess district athletic facility needs. “It all begins with listening,” said Loveland District Director of Student Athletics Julie Renner. “Listening to our students, listening to our parents, listening to our community and our coaches – all to gain a comprehensive understanding of what the disSee SHORT HOPS, Page 2B



Tiger boys close out week with 2 wins The following are submitted summaries of Loveland High School boys basketball action. The Loveland Tigers men’s basketball team traveled across town on Tuesday, Jan. 26, dropping a 56-54 decision to the Northwest Knights. The Knights entered the game dominating the Southwest Ohio Conference with a 6-0 league record and 10-5 overall record. This game marked the beginning of the busiest stretch of the season for the Tigers, as they play nine games in the final 17 days of the season. In what has been a common theme this year, the Tigers played well early, building a 27-15 lead in the second quarter. Loveland took a 32-24 lead into the halftime locker room and expanded that lead to double digits at the start of the third quarter after a Brady Funke basket to start the second

half. Loveland’s lead slowly dwindled, shrinking to 44-40 at the end of the third quarter. Northwest scored the first six points of the final stanza to take the lead in a back-and-forth quarter that saw six lead changes. The Tigers couldn’t hang on to a one point lead with 58 seconds left as chaos reigned on and off the court. Brady Funke led the team with 19 points, 6 assists, and 3 steals. Matt Bezjak had a team high 5 rebounds. The Tigers returned to ECC conference action on Friday, traveling to Glen Este. In front of a large Glen Este crowd celebrating Senior Night and Winter Homecoming, the Tigers topped the Trojans 74-62. The win earned the Tigers a season sweep over Glen Este and moved them into a tie for third place in the Eastern Cincinnati

Conference with a 6-4 record. The Tigers took an early lead and built on it throughout most of the game. After the first quarter, the Tigers were up 18-12 led by Drew Steinbrunner’s 7 points. With an aggressive defensive effort, including drawing three charges, the Tigers expanded their lead to 39-23 at the half. On the offensive end, Loveland converted a combination of 6 three point plays in the first half – both treys from beyond the arc and conventional three’s with a basket and a free throw. After the third quarter, the Tigers had built a 59-42 lead. The Tigers were well in control through the final quarter, winning 74-62. Loveland featured a well balanced scoring attack, including three players in double figures. Drew Steinbrunner finished with 15 points, Brady

Funke had 13 points and 5 assists, and Drew Plitt dropped 12 points. Jacob Campbell and Jake Clements both contributed 9 points. Mitch Robinson led the Tigers with 10 rebounds and also had 5 assists and 8 points. Freshman Tripp Willis also saw his first varsity action. The victory improved the Tigers’ overall record to 8-7. Loveland made it two victories in two nights with a 57-50 win over the Colerain Cardinals Jan. 30. With a 1-15 record, the Greater Miami Conference’s Cardinals were hoping to upset the Tigers in this non-league game. But the Tigers were not going to allow that on their home court. Loveland jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead with two quick baskets by Drew Plitt and they closed the first quarter up 12-11. Plitt continued with his hot hand, scoring 8 of his game high

18 points in the second quarter. The Tigers took a slim 27-25 lead into the halftime break. The third quarter had fans for both team on the edge of their seats. The back-and-forth stanza featured 10 lead changes as the teams literally traded baskets throughout the quarter. The Tigers closed the quarter with a 37-36 lead. Loveland played a strong fourth quarter, scoring the first 5 points, and slowly building their lead to nine before finishing with the 57-50 victory. Plitt finished with an efficient 18 points on 8 for 10 shooting and 7 rebounds and was named the NovaCare Player of the Game. Brady Funke knocked down 13 points and Mitch Robinson added 12. Next week will be busy for the Tigers as they play four games, including big conference battles with Milford and Kings.

St. Xavier’s Luke Kuechly: Cincinnati’s Captain America

Eagles boys basketball is soaring to new heights

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SPRINGFIELD TWP. - Cam Newton calls him “Captain America.” But, before the nation knew Luke Kuechly, he was Cincinnati’s captain. And in many ways, the 2009 St. Xavier High School graduate remains one of this city’s proud captains with or without football pads on. When Kuechly’s feet hit the field, under the lights of Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., in Super Bowl 50, he’ll not only be representing his team and a fan base – booming thanks to a pair of postseason pick-sixes – but also his family, friends and hometown. Luke knew it as a little kid. “When they’re little this is what they dream about doing,” said Luke’s mom, Eileen Kuechly. As Carolina mangled Arizona, 49-15, in the NFC Championship game Sunday night, Eileen heard a story from one of Luke’s childhood friends, Matthew Reilly, who lives and teaches in Charlotte. “(Matthew) said, ‘When Luke and I were 10 years old we were sitting in my basement … talking about, one day we’re going to be playing in the Super Bowl,’ and that’s what he’s doing for cryin’ out loud,” said Eileen. Luke’s living his dream. St. Xavier’s dream was slightly different, and not realized until much later. The Bomber blue community, their dream was to have a representative like Luke. His uniform’s fashioned with No. 59 and a very telling “C” – which might as well mean Cincinnati, or character, or any other number of words capable of describing Kuechly. “It’s pretty simple, Luke is a better human being than he is a football player,” said St. Xavier coach Steve Specht. “I think if you really looked at all the players in the NFL you are going to find that the majority are tremendous peo-

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trict needs to focus on for our athletic facilities beyond the tennis courts that we are in the process of getting bids on to construct. You can’t overstate the importance of extracurricular activities in the development of our students; this process is really about enriching the total experience


Carolina Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly celebrates after beating the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship game at Bank of America Stadium Jan. 24.

ple who happen to be gifted football players. “Unfortunately we don’t get to read about all of those people.” Specht said we often hear more about the negative issues than the positive. “I guess that’s what I love about Luke; it doesn’t matter if he wins a Super Bowl or is voted the defensive MVP, he will still be the same guy that wants to give his best and leave the world a better place than he found it. That’s the way he is and always will be,” Specht said. “Winning a Super Bowl ring would be great for Luke and the community, but how he carries himself is what continues to make us proud.” Kuechly is the fourth St. X grad to make a Super Bowl roster. Greg Scruggs (class of ’08) was inactive, but on the roster for the Seahawks’ last two Super Bowl trips. Pat Ross (class of ’01) played for the Seahawks when they fell to Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XLI. Currently, Rocky Boiman (class of ’98) is the only Bomber to play in and win a Super Bowl as a member of the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XL. “Anybody who’s worn a football helmet for 22 years or

22 minutes, every kid has dreamed of playing in the Super Bowl and winning … it’s the ultimate reward,” said Boiman, who added it’s easy to see why Luke’s left such an impression on this community. “He’s the perfect embodiment of what St. Xavier’s all about,” said Boiman. “To who much is given, much is expected. For him to have that drive and to be as humble as he is and a man of the community. That’s what it’s all about.” Eileen also understands why Luke is so revered. “I do get it,” she said. “But then, we laugh too cause we know Luke. We see him at home and he’s still like a kid, too. He’s a thoughtful person and it comes from the people he’s been in contact with.” On Feb. 7, Luke’s parents and his brothers, John and Henry, who Eileen described as ecstatic, will watch Luke play linebacker in the Super Bowl. They love watching Luke play linebacker, but they love the man he’s become even more. “It has to be the man, because at the end this football will be done. What is he gonna be after that?” said Eileen. “If he is a good man, a man for others then I think we did a good job.”

our Tigers have while at Loveland.” Beginning in March, the district plans to prioritize facility projects, and by April a presentation should be set to share with the community. Project design and budget solidification is targeted for May through August. “This is the perfect time to be engaging our community to cast the future of athletics in the school district,” said Loveland Assistant Superin-

tendent Keith Koehne. “We have seen with the planning for our new tennis courts at the high school that a comprehensive Facilities Master Plan can help guide all of our athletic facilities for the next 10 years. Upon completion, we believe we will achieve the hallmarks of being the premier athletic program in Southwest Ohio – to include broad participation, quality athletic programs and outstanding facilities.”

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WALNUT HILLS - To capture a third consecutive Eastern Cincinnati Conference basketball crown, Walnut Hills High School coach Ricardo Hill is taking a different approach. With sharpshooters MaCio Teague and Caleb Tregre graduated, Hill has reached for the sky. Some of his players might actually be able to touch it. The Eagles land in Tri-State gyms this season (long) armed with a 6-foot-11 freshman, a pair of a 6-foot-6 sophomores and one that is 6-foot-5. For good measure, there’s a smattering of players in the 6-foot-2 to 6-foot-3 range. If you marvel at layup lines, Walnut Hills may make your jaw drop. Hill’s men made the initial climb to the top of the ECC in the early portion of the schedule unblemished. They had out-of-conference losses to talented teams from Purcell Marian and Elder and survived a few close calls in the league. “We’re playing a lot of young guys and when you’re playing young guys, it’s going to be a process,” Hills said. “We’re going to mature and get better and better.” Omari Peek, a 6-foot-5 sophomore, was the team’s third-leading scorer as a freshman a year ago. Cory Davis is an inch taller, as is newcomer DiShon Daniels. Like Peek, they’re only sophomores. “We have a lot of size that you can’t teach,” Hill acknowledged. “But, they’re young. When you’re playing a senior-laden team it kind of offsets that size.” However, when you can replace size with more size, it’s a luxury. When you come across a 6-foot-11 Nigerian transfer student, it’s a bonus. Abba Lawal leads the team in rebounds and blocks. If he were able to find a vehicle to fit his frame, he would not be able to legally get behind the wheel. Lawal towers six and seven inches above most of his taller opponents and probably has never been good at the game of “hide

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had success, but Knabe has won wrestle-offs of late and has more pins. Should the Loveland lineup be juggled with Homan, that could open a door for Bixler. As for Knabe, the door is down and he’s starting to make a name for himself.


Walnut Hills’ 6-foot-6 sophomore DiShon Daniels looks for an open man while guarded by Anderson’s DeAnthony McCallum (20).

and seek.” What he does is change shots and outcomes while allowing Hill to institute a defense that looks like five continuous windmills following the ball. “He’s one of the toughest kids we’ve had,” Hill said of Lawal. “He’s only 15-years-old. He knows the game and he hits free throws. From where he came from, these environments are nothing. He’s not going to be intimidated. This is a piece of cake to him.” The mission for Walnut Hills from here is to maintain focus. Two seniors and a junior lead the rest of the youngsters in scoring, but only one Eagle, Adam Goines, averages double figures. The rest of the squad comes in droves and on any given night, any of them can be the star. Hill thinks his team can make a tournament run despite their youthful ways. “We have some pretty good senior leadership with D.J. Benson and Adam Goines,” Hill said. “Omari Peek (sophomore) has been a true leader this year.” The next Walnut Hills ECC home game is against Turpin Jan. 15. The Eagles held off the Spartans by three in December. After that, they’re at Glen Este Jan. 19 and home with Anderson Jan. 22. Walnut scored with two seconds remaining to beat Anderson in their first tilt. “Our conference is elevated,” Hill said. “All of the teams in the conference have gotten better. Anytime you can get a road win, we’ll take it.”

“Ian’s been wrestling very well of late,” Switzer said. “I think he’s the next big thing happening in this program if he continues to rise.” Switzer said the current freshman class did well as seventh- and eighth-graders, so they’re already used to success. The young Tigers may not be the favorite at the ECC gathering at Glen Este Feb. 6, but again, no one has told them otherwise.



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RELIGION Epiphany United Methodist Church Contemporary services are 5 p.m. Saturdays, and 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Traditional service is 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Nursery, children and youth programs are available. Children and youth programs are available. Adult learning opportunities are also available and compliment the Sunday messages. The church is at 6635 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Loveland; 6779866;

Hillside Bible Church Sunday school is 9:30 a.m. Worship service is 10:30 a.m. The church meets at Receptions Event Center, 10681 Loveland-Madeira Road, Loveland.

Loveland Presbyterian Church The LPC youth will make Super Bowl subs Sunday, Feb. 7. The subs are made with fresh deli meat and cheese and fresh veggies and cost $6 each. Orders can be placed Sunday, Jan. 31, during Coffee Fellowship, and can be picked up Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7. The youth use this fund raiser to support their summer mission trip. A weekly Community Fit Club is offered at 7 p.m. Mondays, led by Loveland resident Laura Nissen. This is a free class using the Team Beachbody programs for all fitness levels. No

equipment is needed. Classes will be conducted in Nisbet Hall. Worship times are: 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m., Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., worship, and 11:30 a.m., fellowship. The church is at 360 Robin, Loveland; 6832525;;

Loveland United Methodist Church Saturdays 5:30 p.m. – Contemporary service with a coffee café style. Sundays 9 a.m. – Traditional worship with music featuring our chancel choir, bell choirs and other musical ensembles. Sundays 10:30 a.m. – Contemporary service with music provided by a praise band. The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738;

New Hope Baptist Church Everyone is welcome to come for free bread products from 10 a.m. to noon, or as long as supplies last, every Saturday morning. Enjoy bread, English muffins, bagels, buns and more from the church’s Mamma Ministry. The church is at 1401 Loveland-Madeira Road, Loveland.

Northstar, A Community of Grace Northstar is made up of people who want to experience Jesus on a

deeper level. It exists to experience Jesus and to equip others to do the same. It’s mission is to go the missing, love the marginalized and live as God’s kids. Worship times are 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday mornings. QUEST children’s ministry and the junior high ministry (grades five to eight) are available at both celebrations. The church is at 11020 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Worship services are 5 p.m. Saturdays and 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sundays. Child care is available during the Sunday morning services for children up to 3 years of age. Engage – is an adult education series of discussion and discovery at 10 a.m. Sundays in the atrium. Sunday School for Pre-K through adult is at 10 a.m. There is a Bible study every Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. in the atrium. Ninth annual Chili Cook-off is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the Parish Life Center. Ash Wednesday services are at noon and 7 p.m. Feb. 10. Mid-week Lenten services are at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 17, 24, March 2, 9 and 16. Free Zumba classes are in the Parish Life Center on Mondays and See RELIGION, Page 5B



Photographers needed for Great Parks contest Local photographers are invited to take seasonal photos of Great Parks for the Great Parks Photo Contest. Photographers need to capture all that is great about nature and share it in the contest, according to a press release. All ages are welcome to submit up to five photos each month for a chance to win a prize. Each monthly winner will receive a $25 Great Parks gift certificate and have their photo featured in the 2017 Great Parks calendar. All winners will automatically be considered for the grand prize, which is valued at $150. The contest runs through May 31 and includes these monthly themes: » January - landscape; » February - winter activity; » March - wildlife;


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A valid Great Parks of Hamilton County motor vehicle permit ($10 annual; $3 daily) is required to enter the parks. Armleder and Fernbank Parks are cooperative ventures with the Cincinnati Park Board; a motor vehicle permit is not required. For additional information, visit greatparks. org or call 513-521-7275.

Library looking for new, talented poets for contest brary’s Poetry in the Garden series. The series is held Tuesday evenings in April during National Poetry Month. The entries will be judged in March by a committee of literary professionals including the Library Foundation’s Writer-In-Residence Jeffrey Hillard. Judging is anonymous and judges’ decisions are final. Contest rules: » Each poet may submit no more than one poem. » Poems must be unpublished and original content. » Poems must be suitable for a general audi-

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and the Greater Writers Cincinnati League are looking for contestants for the fifth annual Poetry in the Garden Contest. The contest runs through Feb. 29 at all library locations. The library is looking to discover new and talented poets from the Tristate, according to a press release. Adults 18 and older are invited to enter. Up to four winners will have their poem published on the library website in April, and will be given the opportunity to read at the Main Li-

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Linda Hill squealed with delight when Paxton’s Grill manager Sandy Russell announced her Texas-style chili was the judges’ No. 1 choice at their sixth annual chili cook-off Jan. 24 in Loveland. Contestants lined up 13 pots of chili on the table, championship playoff football lit up the big screens, and patrons packed Paxton’s to cheer for their favorite team and their favorite chili. Seven judges – six men and one woman – tasted all of the chili recipes cooked up by the 13 registered contestants. When the judges were done, and their votes all tallied, it was the Dallas native claiming the win and wearing a great big Texas-style grin. Ken Simpson’s mixed meat chili was second favorite, and Jonathan Ranard’s vegetable chili took third

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Sycamore Presbyterian Church Sunday worship services are at 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Child-care is available at both services for infants through age 2; Sunday School is at 10:45 a.m. for toddler through 12th-grade. Additional child-care for parents in adult education classes during the 9:15 a.m. service. Preschool and older, meet in the nursery during the 9:15 a.m. service. A webcast is available for the 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services. Preschool registration is open for the 2016-2017 school year. Visit www. or

favorite. “I’m from Dallas,” Hill said. “I think its awesome cause I knocked off the guy who won it three years in a row.” Hill’s winning favorite Texas chili recipe is all meat with bacon, country pork sausage, very lean hamburger, finely chopped onions, a lot of spices and no beans. The first runner-up Ken Simpson calls his recipe “Woods chili” because his friends call him “Hollywood.” He was equally thrilled about knocking off the previous winner John Osborne. “I work with John Osborne who won it two years in a row,” he said. “I live in Monroe. I came up here to beat him, and I did.” Simpson entered his chili in the chili cook-off last year, but didn’t win it. His chili is a blend of different meats with different flavors and a variety of chili spices. Over the years, he’s had

about 20 different variations of the recipe trying it out on friends and family. This one was new just two weeks ago. “Family and friends always say you got good chili,” Simpson said. “But

when they say this is it, I said I got something here. I knew it.” Though this is the first time Jonathan Ranard has entered any kind of competition, his recipe is not new. In fact it goes

back to much younger years for the husband of Pizazz owner Jan Ranard. It was college days when he started making the chili that earned him second runner-up honors. “Second runner-up,

call Jamie Coston at 6837717 for further information. New Adult Discussion Group - “Come to the Waters” from the Horizons Bible Study, Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. in Room 120 with Rev. McClanahan and on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel. The study includes topics on creation, baptism, faith, justice, forgiveness, and hope. Books will be available at the Spiritual Growth Resource Center. All are welcome and no registration required. Adult discussion group: “I am a Church Member” is offered at 10:45 a.m. Sunday mornings, in the foyer, by Rev. Linda McClanahan. Call 683-0254. Sunday Adult Bible Study Group meets at 10:45 a.m. in room 120. The group is studying “Mark-Follow Me, A Life Guide Bible Study.” Call Randy Gross with questions at 683-6709.

Monday Women’s Bible Study meets at 10:30 a.m. room 120. The group is discussing “I Am A Church Member” by Thom S. Rainer. Contact Marilyn Poe at 6771515 with questions. Tuesday (first and third only) Morning Women’s Bible Study is 9:30 a.m. in room 120; The group is studying “Old Testament Characters, A Life Guide Bible Study.” Contact Claudia Gross at 683-6709 with questions. Harmony Circle meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in Room 120. The group is studying “Missing Pieces” by Jennifer Rothschild. Contact Mitzi Green at rmelgreen@zoomtown. com with questions. Wednesday Women’s Study is 9:30 a.m. in Room 120; “The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands” by Lysa Terkeurst. Contact Jenny Ellsworth at with

questions. Wednesday Morning Men’s Bible Study meets at 6:45 a.m. in Room 120. The group is studying I Peter. Contact John Strong at 677-1712 with questions. Men’s Bible Study meets at 8:30 a.m. Saturday mornings in Room 120. The group is studying “Basic Christianity” by John Scott; Contact Chris Dugle, 658-0802, or Alan Greggo, 573-0920. Dave Ramsey’s Fi-

nancial Peace University nine-week study begins 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21. Contact Neil Gartner at with questions. Lamplighters Bible Study is 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the Media Center. Contact Joyce and Don Dunham with questions at 398-6893. Student ministries welcomes students to participate in its activities. Check the Student Ministries Kiosk for a


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not bad, I guess it’s still pretty good,” he said. “It has meat in it, not too fatty, carrots, peppers, onions, special blend; can’t tell you what it is. Take out the meat and you can have vegetarian chili.” Each of the three winners received gift cards for Paxton’s Grill. They’ll also receive recognition their website and Facebook pages. Once all the judging was complete, the patrons were able to sample the chili for a donation. Proceeds from the customer donations all go to Loveland InterFaith Effort Food Pantry. Oh yeah, the championship playoff football games also produced two winners. The Denver Broncos will now meet the Carolina Panthers in the 50th NFL Super Bowl in February. More at

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Now a warning about an elaborate scam that tries to convince consumers their energy bill is overdue and needs to be paid immediately. Duke Energy says it is aware of this scam, that it’s shown up in five states, and that it’s not unique to Duke since it is happening to all utility companies through the U.S. and Canada. However, Duke says, complaints about this scam have doubled in the past year. In Greater Cincinnati a customer named Steve wrote me to say he received a phone call at the end of January from someone claiming to be from Duke Energy. “They told me they have a work order to shut off the electric to my business. I explained my case, thinking they were really Duke representatives, stating that my bill is current – and I checked online that everything was OK, that payment was received.” But, Steve writes, “They went on to say that it has not been received and they will do an investigation but in the meantime a payment must be made within one hour or the power will be turned off. I told them I can give them a payment over the phone and they said it’s too late for that, that I will have to go to CVS and make a payment of $946.” Steve says he questioned that amount since

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his last bill was only for $547. “He said it was higher due to reinstatement Howard fees. He Ain gave me a phone HEY HOWARD! number to call. I hung up the phone and decided to call Duke. They said everything was fine on the account-and they don’t call anyway. They are looking into it,” Steve wrote. The number Steve was told to call began with 844 which is a toll free number not assigned to any particular part of the U.S. After learning the call was a scam he writes, “I took it upon myself to call that 844 number and it really does say Duke Energy with a menu selection. I pressed 1 and within two rings I did get a person that said, ‘Thank you for calling Duke Energy. How may I direct your call?’ This is a very high tech scam, others need to be alerted.” The scammer was trying to get Steve to put that $946 payment on a prepaid debit card. He would then call that phone number, to those pretending to be with Duke, and give them the numbers on that debit card. That would allow the scammers to get the $946 immediately and get away without a trace.

Duke Energy warns, “Prepaid debit cards are like cash and the transactions cannot be reversed. If a caller specifically asks you to pay by prepaid debit card, this is a red flag.” Duke Energy says it will never call and demand immediate payment without first sending you a notification by mail. In fact, it says it will send several notifications over the course of several weeks prior to electric service disconnection. Duke also says it will never ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone. Duke says some customers have received emails claiming their energy bill is past due and instructs them to click on a link to pay their bill. It warns not to click on the link because that could result in a virus being downloaded onto their computer or lead of the theft of their personal information. Duke says it's working with law enforcement to try to stop these telemarketing fraud rings. It says technology makes it very difficult to trace these criminals calls and notes they can be calling from anywhere in the world. Howard Ain appears as the Troubleshooter on WKRC-TV Local 12 News. Email him at hey



REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Loveland 410 Carrington Lane: Jeng, Kebba to Ashby, Carolyn; $64,000. 608 Centre Ave.: Forste, Terry Lee to Iva Construction LLC; $45,000. 51 Highridge Drive: Leever, Bruce E. Tr. to Murad, Nathan D.; $121,000. 1113 Loveland Ave.: U.S. Bank Trust NA Tr. to SR Renovations LLC; $85,500.

Symmes Township 9029 Foxhunter Lane: Randolph, Carter F. Tr. to Krieg, Amanda M.; $270,000.

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11733 Hickory Run Court: Madeira Place LLC to Brookstone Homes LLC; $100,000. 11750 Hickory Run Court: Madeira Place LLC to Brookstone Homes LLC; $100,000. 11757 Hickory Run Court: Madeira Place LLC to Brookstone Homes LLC; $100,000. 11763 Hickory Run Court: Madei-


ra Place LLC to Brookstone Homes LLC; $100,000. 10600 Jefferson Ave.: Hershner, Josh to Manukyan, Arman; $102,425. 10194 Meadowknoll Drive: Belosay, Chirag K. & Megan M. to Kahng, Ho Kil & Moon Sook; $320,000.

POLICE REPORTS LOVELAND Incidents/investigations Capias Reported at 400 block of Oak St., Jan. 6. Reported at 100 block of W. Loveland Ave., Jan. 7. Reported at 1800 block of W. Loveland Ave., Jan. 7. Reported at 100 block of Loveland Madeira Road, Jan. 8. Criminal damaging/endangering Reported at 100 block of E. Broadway St., Jan. 9. Domestic violence-knowingly Reported at 100 block of S. Lebanon Road, Jan. 8. Reported at 300 block of Glen Lake Road, Jan. 10. Parks; after hours Reported at 100 block of S. Lebanon Road, Jan. 7. Sale of liquor to underage person Reported at 10600 block of Loveland Madeira Road, Jan. 8. Reported at 300 block of Broadway St., Jan. 8.

MIAMI TOWNSHIP Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering Drill and case taken; $145 at 400 block of Branch Hill, Jan. 9.


ABOUT POLICE REPORTS Community Press publishes incident records provided by local police departments. All reports published are public records. To contact your local police department: » Loveland, 583-3000 » Miami Township, 248-3721 » Symmes Township, 774-6351 or 683-3444

Domestic violence Reported at 5700 block of Lynn Clara Drive, Jan. 11. Drug paraphernalia Marijuana pipe located in vehicle at 5900 block of Overlook Drive, Jan. 13. Passing bad checks Bad check issued to Rutledge Eye Care; $156 at Allen Drive, Jan. 14. Theft Medication taken from vehicle at 5900 Meijer Drive, Jan. 11. Money taken; $300 at 200 block of Traverse Creek, Jan. 11. Money taken from room at Arbors of Milford; $33.50 at Meadowcreek, Jan. 12. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $20 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Jan. 13. A Tablet was taken off table at White Castle; $200 at Ohio 28,

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Jan. 13. Video game console taken at Kohl’s; $400 at Ohio 28, Jan. 14. Gloves, etc. taken from Meijer; $77 at Ohio 28, Jan. 14. 2006 Hyundai taken at Taco Bell lot at Ohio 28, Jan. 15. Unauthorized use of computer Reported at 1000 block of Raintree, Jan. 13.

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Criminal damaging Vehicle damaged at 12000 block of Carrington Lane, Nov. 19. Criminal trespassing Reported on 7800 block of Montgomery Road, Nov. 19. Reported on 7800 block of Montgomery Road, Nov. 23.
































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AdvancePierre Foods, Inc.’s Cincinnati, OH facility has an opening for a Regulatory Affairs Manager. Interpret, analyze & manage import/export processes, trade compliance rules of practice, Customs, USDA, FDA & CFIA regulations to maintain compliance and manage risk. Provide management info. to facilitate food safety & business decisions & provide guidance for facility Quality Managers/Teams. Consult w/ Quality Managers to achieve consistency in implementation of regulatory programs. Attend the FSIS/USDA EIAO FSA visits. Aid in maintaining regulatory compliance. Manage overall import/export processes. Assist production facilities w/ USDA/FDA regulatory issues, system maintenance, program development & validation. Interact w/ facility personnel to maintain an understanding of current food safety/regulatory systems. Conduct internal audits/assessments. Develop internal Quality & other departmental programs. Assist in maintenance of an effective Recall/Crisis Management system. Develop regulatory training materials & train. Provide guidance, research activities & support to company facilities w/ regard to USDA/FDA regulatory control actions. Provide summaries of potential impact to the company regarding newly published FSIS or FDA publications. Provide research support for regulatory, food safety or laboratory inquiries. Assist in reviewing potential customer contracts & incorporating customer requirements into procedures & policies. Provide support/oversight to facilities with regard to the SQF 2000 System’s regulatory codes. Travel = 25% to regulatory agencies in Washington D.C.; to plants across the US; trade shows and to teach USDA Texas A&M. Required: Bachelor Degree in Food Science or related field (or foreign equiv); 2 yrs exp as Regulatory Affairs Manager, Quality Assurance Manager/Supervisor/Coordi nator, or related. 2 yrs exp: analyzing testing methodologies; drafting technical reports; working collaboratively w/ foreign governments to develop, implement and validate processing requirements and verification activities; researching scientific literature relevant to industry; and providing technical proposals for approval of facilities by federal regulatory agencies to be in compliance with domestic and international trade laws. Exp may be gained concurrently. Apply at: (No Calls).



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BODY TECHNICIAN CARSTAR Collision Care Center is seeking an experienced Body Technician. Responsible for all phases of collision repair. I-CAR training preferred. Competitive wages and great benefits. Call: 513-697-4512

The Cincinnati Enquirer has carrier routes available in the following areas: Central St. Bernard @ Walnut Hills @ Wyoming @ Avondale East Amelia / Batavia @ Bethel @ Brown County @ Goshen @ Hyde Park @ Madeira/Indian Hill/Milford/Loveland @ Montgomery / Silverton @ Oakley West Colerain Twp. @ Groesbeck Monfort Heights @ Northside Western Hills / Westwood @ Wyoming North Fairfield @ Liberty Township @ Maineville @ Middletown @ Morrow Mason @ Sharonville South Lebanon @ West Chester Kentucky Cold Spring @ Crescent Springs Edgewood Erlanger Florence / Burlington Independence / Taylor Mill Park Hills / Ft. Mitchell Union @ Walton / Verona @ Warsaw Indiana St. Leon Must be 18 with a valid drivers license and proof of insurance. If interested please call: 513-768-8134

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NOW HIRING EXPERIENCED FOOD SERVICE TECHNICIAN. $40,000-$60,000 / Year Candidate should have:

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Company provides: - Company vehicle - Uniforms - Company phone - Factory Training - A drug-free workplace - Vacation and sick time. - Health, vision/dental plans - 401K plan

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Spring/Summer Positions at Spring Grove Beautiful and historical Spring Grove Cemetery is looking to fill part-time Mowing, String Trimming, Security and Custodial positions. We offer a great work environment in one of the most scenic cemetery and arboretum in the United States. When:

Thursday, February 11 from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm Where: Spring Grove Cemetery / Gwen Mooney Funeral Home 4389 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45223 Reception Center (behind the Gwen Mooney Funeral Home follow the job fair signs ) Contact: Mark Brown @ 513-853-6837 or

Millwork Estimator Stanton Millworks, a growing regional custom architectural millwork services provider located in Cincinnati, is seeking a Millwork Estimator. Responsibilities include reviewing architectural drawings & specifications to determine the scope of work, generating material take-off lists and costs, calculating fabrication & installation hours and cost, obtaining bids from vendors, and developing clearly written proposals. Strong knowledge of woodworking and commercial construction industries, ability to read and understand architectural drawings, specs, purchase orders and contracts and 5 years’ experience in millwork estimating. Submit resume with cover letter to EOE/AA/M/F/VET/DISABILITY/Drug-free workplace

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6 positions – Temporary/seasonal work planting, cultivating and harvesting nursery stock, from 2/22/2016 to 11/18/2016 at The Wm. A. Natorp Company, Mason & Lebanon, OH. Three months verifiable previous experience required in the job described. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 80 lbs. Employer-paid post-hire drug testing required. The highest of $12.07/hr or current applicable AEWR or applicable piece rates depending on crop activity. Raise/bonus at employer discretion. Workers are guaranteed ¾ of work hours of total period. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by employer without charge to worker. Housing with kitchen facilities provided at no cost to only those workers who are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment. Transportation and subsistence expenses to work site will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract. Interviews required. Apply for this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in state in which this ad appears, or OMJ Center Warren County, 300 E. Silver St., Lebanon, OH 45036. Provide copy of this ad. OH Job Order # 3090364.


Plus Cleaners Dry cleaner for east side area is looking for fast p aced, energetic individuals to join our production & retail team. Willing to train & opportunities for advancement. Experience a plus. Call Paul at 513-386-6166 or apply at 6812 Clough Pike.

Cleaning Service needs Part Time Day and Evening People . Must have car and phone. Good Pay. Call 859-653-4488

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The position is 15 hours per week, working three days a week. It will oversee two congregate meals programs. One program is at the Booth Apartments and it run on Monday and Fridays. The second location is at the Delhi Senior Center and it will serve a meal on Wednesday. This position’s start time is 9:30 am and its end time is 1:30 pm. Person taking on this position must finish their day at Greentownship Senior Center. In addition, they will have to pass a SERV SAFE test and be computer literate. A high school diploma or a GED is required. In addition, experience of 2-3 years in the food services industry is a plus.We are an Equal Opportunity Employer if you are interested in this position please email me at or mail your resume to Jo Ann Kells, HR Director, Cincinnati Area Senior Services, 2368 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206.

ESTIMATOR Brock Restoration, Cincinnati, OH Must have knowledge of construction procedures and protocols. Includes scheduling project, selecting and purchasing material, maintaining budgets. Familiar with Xactimate experience a plus. We offer a salary plus bonus, health insurance, 401k, paid holiday, vacation and sick days. Please email your resume to: moses@ EXPERIENCED CLEANERS Part-Time Cleaners Needed in the Tri-County Area $12-15/hour. Call: (513) 885-5009

FULL TIME COOK For a retirement community with benefits. Apply at SEM Terrace 5371 South Milford Rd or call (513) 248-1140. EOE

Heartland Engineered Products located in Harrison, OH is currently hiring multiple positions for the 3rd shift. These positions will work 4 – 10 hour days. The normal work schedule is Sunday – Wednesday working 8pm – 6:30am. We are hiring powder coat painters, packaging, and general laborers. For painters, previous painting experience is required. For all positions, applicants must possess a good work ethic, have good attendance, and be a team player. If you are interested in applying for any of these positions, please apply at 355 Industrial Dr., Harrison, OH 45030. Lawn Mower Techs and Drivers PT/FT, change oil, sharpen blade, rpr, $8-15/hr, Feb-May, Deer Park area. Call 791-7737 Leave a detailed Message

Now accepting applications for landscaping positions. Valid drivers license, good driving record, and experience is a plus. Passing drug screen required. Apply online at or call 513-821-9407.

On Site Manager Position for a Self Storage Facility Looking for friendly, mature, & honest individual/couple who is dependable & well organized for on site manager of western Hamilton County self storage facility. Excellent communication skills & computer knowledge is helpful. Compensation includes 2 bedroom apartment & utilities. Mail resume to PO Box 365 Miamitown, OH 45041




Restaurants-Hotels Part-Time Cleaners Needed: Part-Time, Evenings, Clean Offices. 10-20 Hours a week $8.50 - $9.50 range. W ork close to home. Call (513) 874-7730 x 1204

Cafeteria Manager Seeking Cafeteria Manager for full-time high school position in Fort Thomas, KY. Culinary management experience is preferred. For more information, contact Gina Sawma at 859.815.2545 . Please apply through online application located on the Human Resources page of the district website at

Retail Registration Staff for Aquatics Kenwood Country Club is seeking senior or retired individuals who are looking for flexible summer employment for 8-20 hours per week. Employment benefits to include employee meals and limited golf privileges. If interested, applications /resumes may be submitted via our website at

Start Work Immediately! Deliver the telephone directories in the Cincinnati Suburban areas. We deliver to Butler, Warren, and Clemont Counties. Call 216-409-1729 now for an appt. Call M-F, 9 am-3 pm. Applicant must be 18 yrs or older with a valid driver’s license and proof of ins. Visit us online at

Management APARTMENT MANAGEMENT TEAM For 214 unit subsidized apt. community for the elderly in Oakley. EEOC employer. Must live on site, 2 Bdr Apt with all utilities provided. Office and maintenance experience required. Salary DOE. Send Resume along with salary history to: Bill Strite, 3781 Eastern Hills Lane, Suite A, Cincinnati, OH 45209 or fax (513) 421-3445. Management Team Only Please!

MISC. LIGHT PRODUCTION WORK Florence Manufacturing Company seeks part time worker--up to 35 hrs/week. Work hours are 7a-4p. Call 859-342-7841 to discuss position and possible interview.

STORE MANAGER Kirlin’s Hallmark is currently hiring a Store Manager in Crestview Hills, KY. Retail management experience preferred. Must be results oriented, energetic, organized. Benefits and training program available. EOE or fax 217-224-9400.

APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL 392 PLUMBER, PIPE FITTER AND HVAC/R SERVICE TECHNICIAN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS Applications for the five year apprenticeship program may be picked up in person Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Local 392 Training Center, 1300 Century Circle North, Cincinnati, OH 45246. Must be 18 years of age or older, have a high school diploma or GED Photo I.D. is mandatory to pick up an application. Selected Apprentices are required to take a pre-employment drug screening test. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER WWW.JATC392.COM Facebook: LOCAL UNION 392 TRAINING CENTER

TELEMARKETERS Are you looking to change careers? Are you tired of getting beat up with low wages? Do you want to make 1,000 a week or more helping others? Do you like to have fun? Are you self motivated? Would you like making top bonuses each week? Do you like incentives like going to the Jamaican Islands? If you answered yes to any of these questions, change careers in the New Year with a company that cares. Call Patti for a confidential interview 330-491-1297 EOE

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Novena to St Jude. Oh Holy St Jude, Apostle & martyr, great in virture & rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depths of my heart & humbly beg to whom God has given such great power to come to my assistence. Help me in my urgent & present petition. In return, I promise to make your name known & cause you to be invoked. St Jude, pray for us and all who invoke your name. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3 Glorias. Publication must be promised. This Novena has never been known to fail. -MJ-

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Local Class A CDL drivers wanted, minimum of one year experience, good driving record, competitive pay, home every night. Call Chad at 513-628-3226 or email

38th Annual Winter Swap (Previously at the Ohio Nat. Gaurd Armory 3000 Symmes Rd, Hamilton, OH) HAS BEEN CANC E L L E D . We Will be back next year at a new location.

Immediate opening for motivated, reliable driver for local straight truck route, with customer service responsibilities. Must be physically fit, able to lift 50 lbs., and complete truck load/unload responsibilities. Apply in person at 10877 Millington Ct., Blue Ash 45242 Drivers: $3,000.00 Orientation Completion Bonus! Dedicated, Regional, OTR, Flatbed & Point to Point Lanes. Great Pay, (New hires min 800.00/wk)! CDL-A 1 yr. Exp.: 1-855-314-1138

DRIVERS Local Contract Drivers needed. Jumpstarts/fuel deliveries/tire changes. Vehicle required, no experience necessary. Call Manny at 267-270-5225 MEDICAL DELIVERY Well est. delivery business sks. honest, reliable, ind. contractor w/ van or SUV thats wants $1000 weekly. Must pass drug screen, background check and be non-smoker. Call 513-841-1159

Auction General Auctions Winter Equip & Truck Auction Sat., Feb 27th 9am Cincinnati Auction Facility Warren Co. Fairgrounds 665 SR 48, Lebanon, OH 45036 Commercial Trucks Trailers AG Tractors Implements * Lawn & Garden * Construction Excavating * Mining Equip * Wagon Loads of Small Tools & More! Auction Units accepted until Wed, Feb. 24th @ 5pm. #6240 Secured Creditors 674 Sales LLC Consignors Owners

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Cincinnati, Estate Sale, 3809 Arbor Lane, Sat: 8-1 on 2/6, Furniture, excerise equipment, dishes, washer and dryer, refrigerator, kitchen table and chairs, patio furniture, sewing machine,everything must go., Dir: I275 to Beechmont Ave 125. Go west on 125 to Nordyke. Take Nordyke to Vineyard Hills Subdivision. Turn left on Arbor.

CINCINNATI, ESTATE SALE, MARLEY STREET 45216, Fri: 9AMto2PM, Sat: 9AMto2PM, Living Rm/Bdrm/Ktch Furn, 48"smart TV, Vintage Items, collectibles, bar items, costume Jwlry, home decor, refrig, Antique Stove, books, garage items, historical papers, christmas items, kitchen items, dolls, artwork and more... 5136800276,

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Garage Sales neighborly deals... ANDERSON TW P, Estate/Moving SALE (inside), 8212 Timbercreek Dr., Fri: 12-5, Sat: 9-4, Feb 5-6, Hundreds of quality items; furniture, antiques, collectibles, books, art, tools, and much more. You will not be sorry you came.,


Cin cin n ati- 2934 Losantiridge Ave, 1/29 & 1/30; Fri. 9-4 #’s @8:45am; Sat 9-45. contents of home of 50 years, 4-china sets to include, Wedgewood , Lenox, Noritake & Maddock & Son, Brookwood Bleek Capodimonte, Swavorski, Costume jewelry, perfume bottles, art work, silver plate tea sets, crystal, 12pc Duncan Phyff dining set-table w/2 leaves, 8 chairs, china cabinet, buffet & server. Secretary drum table, 50’s dresser & chest of drawers, metal bed, night stands, book shelves, pedistles, couches, school desk, vintage scarves, hats & clothes, linens, sewing items, vintage metal patio chairs, lamps, clocks, mirrors, books, records, electronics, dolls, washer/dryer, tool bench, ladders, metal cabinets, some yard & hand tools. Still unpacking, more to come, too much to list all priced to sell! Info & pics or 859-992-0212. Ridge Ave to Losantiridge (Ridgewood sits between Amberly Village & Pleasant Ridge in Golf Manor)

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Anderson Twp - Estate Sale Sat. Feb. 6th, 8am to 12pm noon, 7950 Asbury Hills Dr., Dining & Bedroom sets, Dishes & Stemware, Households items & more!

Sale A N D E R S O N -“Rummage Friday, February 5th, 9AM to 2PM Comboni Mission Ctr, 1318 Nagel Rd (behind post office). $6.00/bag: Furniture, collectibles, clothing and household items.”

BOOK Donations needed for Milford Library Book Sales Also CD’s, DVD’s, LP’s & comic books. Please bring items to the library at 1099 State Route 131 or call 248-0700 for pickup of large quantities. Please help. Our book sales support the library.

COVINGTON - Gigantic Rummage Sale, Trinity Church, 4th & Madison Sat 3/5, 9-12:30. Bag sale@ 12:30


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ANTIQUE SHOW Saturday, Feb 6th, 9am-4pm. Sunday, Feb 7th, 11am-4pm. Ross Middle School Over 50 dealers. 3371 Hamilton Cleves Rd. 1/2 mile North of US 27. $5.00 Donation. Info: 513-235-308

MODEL TRAIN SHOW St. Andrew, Milford, OH Sat. Feb. 13th, 9:30am 2:30pm over 70 Dealers, Food, Interactive Display $5 Admission, 12yr & under FREE info. 513-732-2793 POSTAGE STAMP SHOW Free admission, Four Points Sheraton 7500 Tylers Place, off exit 22 & I-75, West Chester, OH., Feb. 20 & 21, Sat 10-5 & Sun 10-3. Buying, selling & appraising at it’s best! Beginners welcome.

TRAIN SWAP MEET O, S & Std Gauge Ohio River TCA Sat., Feb 6th, 11:00am-2:00pm. St. Rita School For the Deaf 1720 Glendale Milford Rd. Admis. $5 adult; 12 & under FREE

4 Burial Plots, at Arlington Memorial Gardens, $900/ea. or $3,400/all, 513-722-0070

VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL 3 carat diamond ring solitare Priced right at $5,000 Call 513-658-7778

End of season firewood clearance sale 3/4 cord dlelivered thrown off only $100. 513-218-7291 EVERS FIREWOOD Seasoned hardwood, split & FREE delivery. 513-755-9493

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CASKETS & URNS Solid wood $795, Brass urns $99. Metal $895 floor model special discounts hundreds in Stock. Save thousands over any funeral home price! Use our FREE layaway. Prearrange & visit 3640 Werk Rd. Call Bill For Information & A Free Brochure: 513-383-2785

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LEGAL NOTICE The following legislation has been adopted by Loveland’s City Council: 2016-1 Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with Public Entities Pool of Ohio for casualty, liability, fire and property damage insurance 2016-2 Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Rumpke of Ohio for the provision of basic unlimited solid waste collection, disposal service and recycling for a five (5) year term

DINING ROOM SET, Very nice oak table with 6 padded cloth chairs. Excellent condition. 67" x 43", and can seat up to 8 with included 15" extension. Please contact me for pictures and/or additional details., $Entire set $500. Separate - Chairs $300, table $200. Cash only.. (513)6074619

Border Collie - Pup, AKC, M, 7wks, red & wht, 1st shots & wrmed, pick of the litter, perfect markings, gorgeous red coat, family raised. $425. 502-857-1500

2016-3 Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an ODNR NatureWorks Grant Agreement for the Nisbet Park Picnic Shelter Improvement Project 2016-4 Resolution approving the purchase of a Mayor’s Court Records Management Software

CAVALIER KING CHARLES PuppiesAKC, M & F, taking deposits, Health guaranteed, 513-316-1737

2016-5 Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with Capital Electric Line Builders for the installation of radar traffic detection on the downtown traffic signals

Cin City Reptile Show, Feb. 7, 10a-4p $5 Fairfield Convention Center (513)910-0900

2016-6 Resolution authorizing the submittal of an Ohio EPA Recycle Ohio Grant and committing a local match

TAX Refund Specials! Shop us before you buy! Lowest Prices In Cincinnati Same Day Delivery Bunk Bed 2x6 splitables sol wd $199 Bunkies (the very Best) $99 each Twin mats-all sizes available $69 -...replace your mattress & get a more restful sleep starting tonight! Hundreds of Sauders pieces from $29 Liv Rm Suites, 2 piece sets from $499 Elec adjustable beds $795 complete with memory foam mattress Futons- wood & metal & futon mattresses Memory Foam queen mattress $379 King Prem Matt Sets 18" $499-$799 Compare from $2000-$6000 3640 Werk Rd; by Toys R Us, 868 Eads Pkwy., Lawrenceburg, IN next to Krogers. Call me, BILL, with your questions 513-383-2785! Mattress & Furniture Express mattressandfurniture

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS, AKC Reg. Mostly Black. $700 each. 812-727-0025

2016-7 Resolution requesting County Auditors make advance payments of taxes

LABRADOR PUPPIES POLAR BEAR SNOW WHITE Big, thick & healthy, AKC w/full Reg., POP, vet checked, 1st shots, wormed, Ready to go home on Valentine’s Day. Taking Deposits. M-$1,000/F-$1,500; 513-675-8481

2016-8 Resolution designating Clerk of Council Misty Cheshire as Loveland City Council’s designee in compliance with education requirements of House Bill 9


44th Annual Auto Parts Swap Meet Clark Co. Fairgrounds, Springfield, OH, (Exit 59 off I-70), Sun. Feb. 7th, 2016, 7am-3pm, $5 Entrance. All Makes Auto Parts Welcome. Vendor Spaces- 10 Ft. Frontage @ $25ea., For reg. & info: visit: or Contact Dave Browe at 8910 E. Kemper Rd., Cincinnati, OH, 45249. By Phone 513-489-8630 or Email:


Stairlift - like new cond., Installed $1,600. 513-544-6968

2016-9 Ordinance amending Ordinance 2015-91 to make revisions to appropriations for expenditures for the City of Loveland, Ohio, during fiscal year ending December 31, 206 and declaring an emergency Misty Cheshire, Clerk of Council City of Loveland

Maltese-Bichon Puppies, Adorable, Non-shedding, 8 weeks old, 1st shots/wormed, $600 females; $550 Males; 937-273-2731 Shih-tzu pups - 2 males, 89weeks, shots/wormed, paper trained, POP, $300. 513575-2322


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HANDYMAN Experienced, Reasonable, No Job too big or small. Call Steve 513-4916672

Wanted: Vintage Volkswagen Cars, Parts, Signs & Accesorries. Air cooled only! Call or Text 513-515-9711

#1 ALWAYS BUYING-Retired Vet pays top cash for antiques and vintage items. Single item or complete estate 513-325-7206

Toyota 2004 Tacoma, Truck, 76101 mi., 4 dr., Automatic, Red ext., Tan int., 06 Cylinders, RWD, $3000. (216)4655069

The above listed legislation is available for inspection at the City Manager’s office, 120 West Loveland Avenue, Loveland, Ohio during normal office hours. 1009686

Madeira City School District Child Find The Madeira City School District is in the process of locating, identifying, and evaluating all Madeira children with disabilities, birth through 21 years of age, who may be in need of special education and related services. For infants and toddlers, a disability means that a child has a delay in one or more of the following developmental areas: adaptive behavior, cognition, communication, physical development, vision, hearing, and/or social-emotional functioning. For preschoolers and school-age children, a disability means having one or more conditions defined by federal regulations and state standards. These disabilities include: autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability, deafblindness, deafness, emotional disturbance, hearing impairment, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment (including blindness), and developmental delay (preschoolers only). If you know a child who may have a disability, please contact the Madeira City Schools -Department of Student Services at (513) 587-0006. 1012915

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The Annual Financial Statements Of the Deer Park Silverton Joint Fire District For the year ending 2015 have been completed And are available for inspection in the office Of the District Clerk Treasurer – 7050 Blue Ash Road Silverton, Ohio 45236. Between the hours of 8:00 am And 4:00 pm. A copy of the report can be provided Upon request. Belinda C. Joerger District Clerk Treasurer 1021998


CASH PAID for unopened unexpired Diabetic Strips. Up to $35 per 100. 513-377-7522

Gold, Jewelry, Diamonds, Coins, Firearms & Collectibles, 513-385-6789, I BUY OLD ELECTRONICS: Stereo Equip. Radio speakers guitar amp. Records (513) 473-5518

INSTANT CASH PAID For Baseball Cards Coins, Gold, Silver, Paper Money, Antiques, Old Toys, Watches, Comics, Nascar, Case knifes Military, Trains, autographs, estates, Many Others! We Pkup 513-295-5634


WANTED Used Furniture Antiques, Estate & Moving Sale Items, Old Toys 513-821-1604

WAR RELICS US, German, Japanese Paying Top Dollar Call 513-309-1347




In accordance with the provisions of State law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owner and/or manager’s lien of the goods hereinafter described and stored at the Uncle Bob’s Self Storage location (s) listed below. And, due notice having been given, to the owner of said property and all parties known to claim an interest therein, and the time specified in such notice for payment of such having expired, the goods will be sold at public auction at the below stated location(s) to the highest bidder or otherwise disposed of on Monday February 22, 2016 @ 1PM 2950 Robertson Ave Cincinnati, OH 45209 (513) 631-0290 Cedric Elliott 6377 Paxton Woods Loveland, OH 45263 Music Equipment

CITY OF BLUE ASH, OHIO HAMILTON COUNTY LEGAL NOTICE Sealed proposals will be received at the office of the City Manager, Blue Ash Municipal & Safety Center, City of Blue Ash, Hamilton County, 4343 Cooper Road, Blue Ash, Ohio 45242 until 2:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 for furnishing all labor, materials, and equipment necessary to complete the project known as Downtown Blue Ash Streetscape, Phase 3, and, at said time and place, publicly opened and read aloud. Contract documents, bid sheets, plans, and specifications can be obtained at the Blue Ash Municipal & Safety Center for $30.00 per set (nonrefundable) or viewed on the City’s website at www.bluea . In order to be notified of any addenda issued, bidders acquiring bid specs from the website are responsible for informing the City. Each bidder is required to furnish with his proposal, a Bid Guaranty and Contract Bond in accordance with Section 153.54 of the Ohio Revised Code. Bid security furnished in Bond form shall be issued by a Surety Company or Corporation licensed in the State of Ohio to provide said surety. Proposals must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting the same and all persons interested therein. It is the intent and requirements of the Owner that this project shall be completed no later than October 14, 2016. When the total overall project exceeds $26,514, all bidders must comply with the prevailing wage rates on Public Improvements in Hamilton County and the City of Blue Ash, Ohio, as ascertained and determined by the Administrator of the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services (OBES) as provided in Section 4115.05 through 4115.034 of the Revised Code of the State of Ohio. It is anticipated that the Prevailing Wage Law will apply to this project. The Council of the City of Blue Ash shall authorize acceptance of the bid made by the responsible bidder who, in Council’s judgment, offers the best and most responsive proposal to the City, considering quality, service, performance record, and price; or Council may direct the rejection of all bids. The City may award based on "functional equivalence" concerning specified work or products. The Council of the City of Blue Ash, Ohio, reserves the right to waive irregularities and to reject any or all bids. By order of the Council of the City of Blue Ash, Ohio. ____________________________ Gordon Perry, Public Works Director 1020250

Anndira Coulter 3598 Washington Cinti,OH 45229 Household Goods/Furniture, TV/Stereo Equipment Jeffrey Kerr PO Box 12709 Norwood,OH 45212-0709 Small Home Furniture Pieces, Tools, Decorations, Documents Jeffrey Kerr PO Box 12709 Norwood, OH 45212-0709 Household Goods/Furniture, TV/Stereo Equipment, Tools /Appliances, Landscaping /Construction Equipment, Account Records/Sales Samples, Boxes, Paperwork /Documents Andrea Carter 4543 Bristol Lane Cincinnati, OH 45229 Household Goods/Furniture, Tools/Appliances Brandon Simmons 217 West 12 st Cincinnati, OH 45202 Household Goods/Furniture Raymond A Hunter 7725 Plantation Dr APT 8 Florence, KY 41042 Household Goods/Furniture, Tools/Appliances,Office Furniture/Machines / Equipment, Landscaping/ Construction Equipment 1003690 Notice of Public Hearing IDEA- PART B Funds Madeira City School District receives federal funding through the Special Education -Part B grant to assist with the education of students identified with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA). Parents who would like to learn about how our district spends these funds are welcome to attend and provide comment during our public hearing to be held on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 6:15 pm in the Perin Learning Commons located at Madeira High School. For information please contact Kevin Wright, Director of Student Services at (513) 272-4140, or Susan Crabill, Treasurer at (513) 985-6070. 1013117 Legal Notice The Reading Community City School District is currently seeking proposals to provide personnel-related, recruitment, staffing, scheduling and employment and employment services for certain certified and classified employees. A copy of the Request for Proposal (RFP) can be obtained at the Office of the Superintendent, 1301 Bonnell Avenue, Reading, OH 45215. The RFP is due by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on February 26, 2016. By Order of the Reading Board of Education Mr. Cary L. Furniss, Treasurer 1301 Bonnell Avenue Reading, OH 45215 1020392


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Yard and Outdoor Need Clean Fill? Broken Concrete? Concrete Slabs?, Free Broken Concrete and Concrete Slabs, $FREE. (513)932-0804

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF SYMMES TOWNSHIP Notice is hereby given that the Board of Trustees of Symmes Township, Hamil ton County, Ohio, will hold a work session on February 11, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of meeting with the Loveland Symmes Fire Department to discuss and review EMS billing policies and peak-time staffing requirements and with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office to discuss renewal of police contract. This meeting will be held at the Township Admin. Bldg. located at 9323 Union Cemetery Road. Carol A. Sims Fiscal Officer, Symmes Township 985131

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