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Laughs should come early and often when the curtain opens for the Loveland Stage Company production of Mel Brooks’ “The Producers” starting March 9. The audience will recognize the story of a flopping producer, turned con-man, turned successful producer again.

Rough road ahead This winter, while milder than most, has still taken its toll on local roads. We want to know: What roads in your community are most in need of repair? Share your thoughts – and your photos, if you have them. E-mail us at Thanks, and safe driving. To see how your neighbors have responded, see page A2.


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City may hike income tax By Jeanne Houck

LOVELAND — Loveland voters may be asked to approve an income-tax hike in November to head off budget cuts prompted by a drop in appropriations from the state. Loveland City Manager Tom Carroll says city staff has come up with a “preliminary recommendation” that voters consider raising the income-tax rate from1 percent — which it has been since the tax was established in1967 – to 1.25 percent. In turn, Loveland would continue to give residents who work in other cities full credit for income taxes paid elsewhere. The preliminary recommendation is one of four income taxrelated options Carroll outlines in a memo for Loveland’s Finance Committee to review. The Finance Committee will sometime later make a recommendation to Loveland City Council, which looked over the memo at its Feb. 14 meeting. Carroll says in his memo that Loveland staff would like city council to decide by April whether Loveland should put an income-tax issue on the fall ballot or

implement more tough budget cuts. “The city faces a $950,000 to $1.1 million loss of general government revenue between 2011 and 2015,” Carroll wrote in the memo. “The city has already reduced its operating expenditures more than $930,000 to address the city’s revenue problems and reduce the cost of government in general, and more than $500,000 of these savings benefit the general fund.” Like other governments, Loveland City Council is grapplying with cuts that include the repeal of the state estate tax and the phase-out of the state Local Government Fund. Carroll says Loveland staff last year estimated the city would have to cut $402,000 out of its budget in 2013 and $750,000 in 2014, but the numbers have been revised to $182,000 and $530,000, respectively, based on improved income tax collections and some 2011 expenditures that turned out to be less than expected. “Overall, this improved situation is very good news,” Carroll says in the memo. “The improved cash position means some of the cuts contemplated in 2013 and 2014 may be pushed into the fu-

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ture, but the fundamental structural deficit remains. “These deficits will grow annually, and it is expected that the state of Ohio will further cut revenues in 2014-2015 by completely eliminating the Local Government Fund.” Other Loveland income-tax options proposed by city staff include: » Raising Loveland’s incometax rate from1percent to1.25 percent and keeping the credit at 1 percent. » Raising Loveland’s incometax rate from 1 percent to 1.1 percent and keeping the credit at 1 percent. » Reducing Loveland’s income-tax credit from the full 1 percent to 0.5 percent. See TAX, Page A2

Easy does it All the excitement and thrills of a Roaring ’20s speakeasy will come alive again as Ohio Valley Voices celebrates 12 years giving deaf children a voice at their annual gala Saturday, Feb. 25. See Story, A3

Presidential scholars Ursuline seniors Kaitlyn Manley and Marisa Reddy have been named among more than 3,000 candidates in the 2012 Presidential Scholars Program. See Schools, A5

Loveland High School Principal Molly Moorhead shares a laugh with then-seniors Ben Foster (left) and Aidan Dolan, both of Symmes Township, in the school cafeteria in September 2010. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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LOVELAND — Molly Moorhead,whoinstitutedcoursesinengineering and virtual reality as well as a mentoring program during her seven years as principal of Loveland High School, is retiring. Moorheadwillleavethepostat the end of this school year. Loveland City Schools leaders hope to name her successor in March. Moorhead, who has worked 30 years in education, said her time at Loveland High School was the icing atop her 30-year career in education.



“Our students are motivated, goal-oriented, interesting and involved,” Moorhead said. “The parent support is incredible, and the staff is composed of gifted and collegial teachers who are truly invested in the success of our students. “I have appreciated the support of the administration and board and wish continued success to all,” Moorhead said. “I am excited about the opportunities that lie ahead." Chad Hilliker, director of human resources for the Loveland City Schools, said Moorhead has set the bar high and her successor must be able to build on her suc-



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cesses. “(Moorhead’s) commitment to student and teacher growth has helped to support the excellent reputation of Loveland High School,” Hilliker said. "Loveland is looking for a lead-







Humphrey expects to overcome illness By John Seney

BATAVIA — Clermont County Commissioner Ed Humphrey, who is being treated for cancer, does not expect his illness to adversely affect his future public service. Humphrey,67,saidtheillness,a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, was was diagnosed in January. “It was a surprise. I had no real symptoms,” he said. He checked into a Hamilton County hospital Jan. 30 and underwent chemotherapy treatments. He was discharged Feb. 3, but continues to receive treatments. Because of his hospitalization, he was unable to attend the scheduled Feb.1commissionersmeeting,which Humphrey was canceled because there was no quorum. Former County Commissioner Archie Wilson, who has since resigned, also was absent. Humphrey said he was willing toholdthecommissionersmeeting in his hospital room, which would havebeenlegallypossibleifhewas hospitalized in Clermont County. The commissioners can meet anywhere in the county, he said. “Because I was in Hamilton County, we couldn’t do that,” he said. Humphrey was back at the commissioners meeting Feb. 6, only three days after being released from the hospital. He received a round of applause when heenteredthecommissioners’session room. “We’re glad to have Ed here,” said Commissioner Bob Proud. “Our prayers will always be with you.” Humphrey said the chemotherapy treatments are going well. “I’m doing well,” he said. “I don’t feel bad.” He will continue to receive the chemotherapy treatments for several more months. During that time, he has been advised by doctors to avoid crowds because of the risk of infection. “Ienjoybeingoutinthepublic.I enjoy meeting with people. I will have to forgo that for a while,” he said. He said county officials have been able to schedule commissioner meetings around his treatment schedule. The rest of the time he will be working at home. Humphrey said the illness should not affect his re-election campaign for county commissioner. He is on the March 6 primary ballot. “The good news is I’m unopposed,” he said. He expects to be re-elected, complete another four-year term, then retire. “That was my plan before. My plans haven’t changed,” he said.

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row,” Hilliker said. Hilliker said the Loveland City Schools is using state and national educational recruitment channels to search for a new Loveland High School principal. The school district also is soliciting help from the school community in its search, which is open to both internal and external candidates. People can participate in an online survey at An interview committee composed of Loveland High School students, faculty and parents will interview finalists for the position of principal after Hilliker narrows the applicant pool with his own interviews, said Meg Krsacok, communications coordinator for the Loveland City Schools.

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“The finalists will also be visiting Loveland High School and will meet with the interview committee to discuss how they would continue to meet the expectations of our school community,” Krsacok said. She said the interview committee will report to Loveland Superintendent John Marschhausen, who will make a recommendation to the Loveland Board of Education – which has final say. “We are looking for a building leader who is student-centered, with an academic focus, and the ability to integrate technology to meet the ever-changing demands of secondary education,” Marschhausen said. “The face of education is changing so rapidly. We need a leader who is able to adapt and lead in this chal-

lenging environment.” Moorhead has served as principal of Loveland High School since 2005. She worked as a principal and music teacher for the Princeton City Schools before that. “Dr. Moorhead has been instrumental in strengthening the academic programs at Loveland High School and under her leadership the schoolhasearnednumerous local, state and national recognitions,” Krsacok said. “During her tenure at Loveland, the high school staff has participated in the North Central (Association) accreditation process, which examines the quality of instructional programs and focuses on school improvement. “This process along with ongoing professional development has helped Love-

land achieve some of their best student results ever,” Krsacok said. Other courses Moorhead instituted at Loveland High School include probability and statistics, advanced placement French and Spanish, English 9/Study Skills for at-risk students and communications technology. Some of Moorhead’s initiatives included a daily televised news program, 10point grading scale and school-wide recycling.


job requires them to commute to Cincinnati or some other community with a higher rate,” Carroll says. He also says resident focus groups last year said they could support an increase in the income tax if it was necessary. Such a hike would not affect retirees or the unemployed. Loveland City Councilwoman Angie Settell said Feb. 14 that city leaders should keep in mind that fewer than 50 residents participatedinthefocusgroups. Mayor Rob Weisgerber

said the randomly chosen residents are worth listeningtoandstressedthatLovelandalsowillconsideramyriad of other information - including exhaustive studies by city staff – when it makes its budget decisions. If no additional tax revenue is raised, Loveland city staff is recommending budget cuts that include: » 2013 - Reducing general-fund appropriations for road rehabilitation ($25,000) and continuous staff training ($2,500) plus eliminating the position of assistant city manager ($116,000), the employee-administration relations program ($10,000), the Fourth of July celebration ($9,000), flower-watering ($8,350), beautification efforts ($7,500), Loveland Veteran’s Memorial services ($3,500) and LovelandSymmes Firefighter’s Memorial landscaping services ($500). » 2014 - Reducing general-fund appropriations to road rehabilitation ($115,000) and the number of part-time police officer hours by half ($100,000) plus eliminating one full-time police officer ($95,000) and the general-fund appropriation to street maintenance ($61,000). “While staff has yet to prepare a 2015 forecast, the elimination of the management analyst and the remaining part-time police officerhourswillbenecessary in 2015,” Carroll says in his memo.

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Committee members for the Ohio Valley Voices fiftha nnual gala: Roaring '20s Speakeasy, from left: front, Maria Sentelik, Lynette Pugh and Cee Cee Collins; back row, Sue Schuetter, Mary Kincleberg, Karen Reed, Pat Jones-Plona, Barb Molloyand Lindsay Clemens. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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All the excitement and thrills of a Roaring ’20s speakeasy will come alive again as Ohio Valley Voices celebrates 12 years giving deaf children a voice at their annual gala Saturday, Feb. 25. Over the years, the unique educational program in Miami Township has taughthundredsofdeafchildren to speak and be understood. Since opening in 2000, more than 85 deaf children have transitioned into their community schools. “Each of our graduates is succeeding alongside their hearing peers,” Ohio Valley Voices’ Executive Director Maria Sentelik said. “We are the only program of our kind in the Tristate area, through individualized attention and intense therapy; we have been able to give deaf children a choice for their future. They can be anything they want to be!”

Gusts can be a Roaring ’20s flapper or mobster during OVV’s themed gala Feb. 25 at The Cincinnati Club in downtown Cincinnati from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Performances by the Walnut Hills Jazz Ensemble, formal dining,anddancingtothemusic of “Stays in Vegas” will highlight some of the speakeasy festivities planned for guests. “We try to make it a lot of fun,” Lynette Pugh said. “It’s a party. It’s all about fun for the adults. It’s an opportunity for people to get out of their homes; just get out and do something fun.” Pugh is chairperson for the committee organizing the fifth annual OVV Gala. She became involved after her husband, Ben Pugh, joined the school’s board of directors. “We were very impressed by what the school does,” Pugh said. “We want exposure. We want people to learn about the school. We want to make new friends in

the community.” A table for eight can be reserved for $1,500 and receive recognition in the printedprogramtoo.Thegala gives people a fun way to connect to the cause. For more information:, or contact Ohio Valley Voices at (513) 791-1458.

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HAMILTON COUNTY — The March 6 primary features a Republican contest for the new Ohio House of Representatives 27th District seat between challenger Tom Brinkman Jr. and incumbent Peter Stautberg. The winner will face Democrat Nathan Wissman in November. Ohio’s 27th House District covers eastern Hamilton County and includes the cities of Milford and Loveland (inside Hamilton County); the Cincinnati neighborhoods of Mt. Lookout, Columbia Tusculum, Linwood, East End, East Walnut Hills, Walnut Hills, Mt. Washington, California and part of Hyde Park; the villages of Indian Hill, Fairfax, Mariemont, Newtown and Terrace Park; and the townships of Anderson, Symmes and part of Columbia. The Community Press asked three questions and gave candidates a 50-word limit and longer answers were cut. Join the conversation. Check our our 2012 election page: Get updates at the Politics Extra blog:

Q: With budgets getting tighter, (over limit). Stautberg: Consolidation of serdo you see consolidation of services is always a good vices, especially in idea when thoughtfully smaller communities, s%}„~Zgj }„~Zgj g gÍÍ considered, designed as being a help? Why? and implemented. The How would you help _†„g sgX\ budget my colleagues facilitate that conŠ„\Z^„ýZ ½± and I passed in 2011 alsolidation? located funds for the Brinkman: The Local Government Instate balanced its budnovation Fund. The get on the backs of lo·É ý„jj%Z„ LGIF will provide cal governments while„jý„jj%Z„ loans and grants to lonot eliminating the un½±· »½ cal governments to funded mandates study and plan shared these governments are services and efficienforced to implement. I k/ ǽ· _s cy projects. would focus attention Q: With the loss of back upon Columbus to ~^}gjZ Ohio R iver gÍÍ g local government cut these mandates funding from the and restore the local government fund with money saved state, and the elimination of the from cuts to bloated state agencies ... tangible personal property tax and

estate tax, what will you do to help local governments to make up for the loss of funds? Brinkman: The government closest to the people is the best government. We need to drastically reduce unfunded state mandates and cut the size and scope of state bureaucracies in order to restore cuts to the local government fund. Without that, local governments will be forced to raise taxes to answer the … (over limit). Stautberg: I will continue to work with local governments to lower their cost of operation. I will continue to seek to identify and eliminate unneeded mandates on local governments, as well as identify and implement legislative changes that are needed to allow local governments to operate collaboratively and more efficiently.

Republicans compete for 28th seat Republican state representative candidates Mike Wilson and Lonnie Bowling Jr. want Democrat State Rep. Connie Pillich’s 28th District seat. The winner of their primary race will face Pillich and Libertarian Robert Ryan in the Nov. 7 election. Wilson and Bowling’s responses to The Community Press’s questions are below.

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1. With budgets getting tighter, do you see consolidation of services, especially in smaller communities, as being a help? Why? How would you help facilitate that consolidation? Mike Wilson: Consolidating services ... offers the potential for cost savings, but at the cost of losing some of what makes our communities special. I think the role of the state is to create a framework that allows consolidation without mandating it from Columbus. Lonnie Bowling Jr.:

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The 28th District includes Arlington Heights, Blue Ash, Deer Park, Evendale, Forest Park, Glendale, Lincoln Heights, Lockland, Madeira, Montgomery, Sharonville, Springdale, Springfield Township, Woodlawn and Wyoming. Pillich has no challenger in the primary. cal government funding from the state, and the elimination of the tangible personal property tax and estate tax, what will you do to help local governments to make up for those loss of funds? Wilson: Communities in our district have subsidized other parts of the state by paying state taxes and getting less back in local government support. The recent cuts mean that local money stays local. I'm committed to working with our local elected officials to find solutions that protect taxpayers and critical services. Bowling: We need good businesses in the district. Great companies with great jobs could help local governments. The tangible property tax loss hurt them, and we need to have cooperation. They impact us a lot, and Columbus doesn’t need a tight grip.


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Ursuline seniors Kaitlyn Manley and Marisa Reddy have been named among more than 3,000 candidates in the 2012 Presidential Scholars Program. Manley is the daughter of Annette Wick and Mark Manley of Loveland; Reddy is the daughter of Drs. Usha and Pramod Reddy of Indian Hill. As candidates, they were identified for the academic component of the program, based on having scored exceptionally well on the SAT or the ACT. Each year, up to 141 students are named as U.S. Presidential Scholars, one of the Nation's highest honors for high school students. The Scholars represent excellence in education and the promise of greatness in young people. For general information about the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, please contact psp/index.html (case sensitive). Throughout her Ursuline ca-

Ursuline Presidential Scholar candidates Marisa Reddy of Indian Hill (left) and Kaitlyn Manley of Loveland. THANKS TO MARIANNE LANG

reer, Manley has received numerous awards and distinctions including 2012 National Merit semifinalist, published author in Teen Link magazine, Olympiad exam semifinalist, top 10 per-

cent for chemistry, and 1st honors AMC Math Test. Her club memberships include National Honor Society and French Club. She has participated in several missions trips; she is a member of St. Margaret of York parish and leads religious classes for younger members. Other activities include staff member of the school newspaper, Lions Roar, peer tutor for French, chemistry and writing, Ursuline Academy United school ambassador, and member of the Theater Arts Group. Her leadership positions include Chemistry Club president, Challenge Team leader-religious education through parish, Female Captain-Ultimate Frisbee team and Jewell Family Leader. She received an award from the Montgomery Women’s Club as a winner in creative writing for poem and memoir. Reddy achieved a perfect

score on the 2011 ACT test and she is a 2012 National Merit semifinalist. Her memberships and activities include National Honor Society, the academic team, Student Council, Model UN, Ursuline Academy United, writing tutor, Peers as Leaders, mock trial, Spanish Honor Society, co-editor of the student newspaper. Her awards include: Christian Awareness Scholar, Spanish I Scholar, English II Scholar, World Civilizations History Scholar, AP US History-Junior Scholar, AP Spanish Scholar, Christian Leadership-designated by classmates; first place on the Oesper Chemistry Test, designated a "Chemistry All-Star" by the American Chemical Society for placement on the Oesper test, gold medal on National Spanish Exam levels 3 and 4, Ursuline Academy Merit Scholarship, Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglas Award.

In addition, she has been nominated this year for the University of Virginia Jefferson Scholars Award. Outside of the classroom, Reddy and her sisters have been working for the past few years on a project they call "A Stitch Just in Time," wherein they collect sutures from Cincinnati Children's Hospital and private donors to send to the Mediciti Hospital in Hyderbad, India. She also has been a volunteer in the research department of the Neonatalogy Division at Cincinnati Children's Hospital; and she has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do with the Cincinnati Tae Kwon Do Academy. Says Principal Thomas Barhorst, "We are very proud of Kaitlyn and Marisa for achieving this recognition. They are dedicated students who have consistently challenged themselves through their coursework."

son, Megan Kiley, Renee Koth, Andrew Kovacs, Bridget Landis, Samuel Lehmann, Eric Linnevers, Brandon Livengood, Katie Loomis, Kelly Lowry, John Lundeen, Sarah Luti, Evan Lynch, Karl Mattes, Kyle Mattes, Erin Mautino, Julia McCoy, Bryson McGillis, Daniel McManus, Lisa Metzger, Kyle Michelfelder, Daniel Miller, Kelly Molloy, Michael Montalbano, Ryan Moss, Alma Muller, Spencer Myers, Jenna Myklebust, Cassandra Nedeljko, Katharine Nelson, Bryant Nichols, Anthony Nightingale, Sean Noble, Jackson Norris, Mollie O'Brien, Maxwell Olberding, Allen Osgood, Ciara O'Somachain, Shannon Palmer, Rune Percy, Graham Peters, Bryce Plitt, Erin Pogue, Grant Portune, Mahbod Pourriahi, Traci Powers, Arianna Ranieri, Nicolas Ranieri, Sean Rice, Maria Rockett, Nicholas Rodier, David Salay, Danielle Schrader, Ryan Schroer, Kyle Schweer, Erik Seroogy, Sara Sexton, Allison Shaw, Katherine Shoals, Nicholas Shoemaker, James Short, Amandah Simmons, Christopher Sloane, Nolan Snyder, Grant Spikes, Kimberly Strong, Hannah Sublett, Allison Suder, Alicia Sullivan, Jessica Szabo, Kaitlyn Szabo, Carley Taggart, Meghan Tegtmeier, Ryne Terry, Alyssa Thiel, Kristopher Timpe, David Trate, Mackenzie Veith, Jonathan Vincent, William Viox, Kelsey Wagner, Michael Wagner, Luke Walker, Melissa Watson, Anne Weaver, Carla Weismantel, Madeline Whitaker, Alexandra Williams, Matthew Williams, Lena Wilson, Sierra Wood, Nicole Worley and Matthew Zamagias. Honor Roll - Alexander Albrecht, Ashley Andrews, Brian Baez, Natalie Baker, Tyler Barger, Katherine Bedenbaugh, Lauren Bennett, Jordan Breitholle, Daniel Clepper, Stephan Cotter, Lauren Crall, Barrett Dannemiller, Taylor Deemer, Andrew DeMellia, Joshua Farnham, Rebecca Gagnon, Joseph Goit, Lucas Graff, Benjamin Grethel, Emily Hole, Steven Hudson, Adam Hughes, Zachary Hunt, Rachel Ingram, Austin Jarvis, Isabelle Jones, Roger Kallis, Sarah Kanitz, Kathleen Kauffman, Caitlin Kling, Sarah LaCombe, Ethan LaGreca, Nicholas Lang, Rachel Leever, Kyle MacKenzie, Aaron Malloy, Aaron Miller, Paul Newbold, Kyle Oshima, Zachary Perry, Brendan Peterson, Chelsie Pippa, Mikayla Pitman, Christian Przezdziecki, Robert Quisenberry, Danielle Reichman, Alexander Reineck, Ashley Rivera-Sierra, Martynas Rubikas, Garrett Said, Cole Schafer, Michael Scherpenberg, Cole Schlesner, Christina Sechang, Kayla Senters, Austin Steiner, Allison Stewart, Andrew Stone, Paige Switzer, William Ward, Carley Whitton, Jonathan Williams, Lindsey Wittwer and Amber Zych.

Dewees, Ricki Dews, Mario Dias, Christopher Doarn, Alexander Dolezal, Carson Dudley, Matthew Dugger, Jessica Duncan, Lauren Dusold, Julia Eaton, Haley Edison, Jillian Elfers, Katy Engel, Claire Eschenbach, Nathan Fackler, Ariel Fischer, Daniela Fisher, Mary Kathryn Fisher, Ryan Fisher, Morgan Fletcher, Ashley Frees, Toni Gardner, Kirsten Geiger, Kyle Goins, Alexandra Gonzales, Steven Goodman, Alexander Gordon, Dakota Griffin, Julia Griffin, Bailey Hanson, Erik Henderson, Lisa Hewitt, Charles Heyob, Griffin Hodges, Abigail Hoff, Austin Hopkins, Jessica Horton, Henry Howard, Jay Hubble, Brandon Huber, Nicole Hudson, Stephanie Jacob, Kelsie Jamison, Nicholas Jerdack, Carly Jewell, Brandon Johnson, Reagan Johnstone, Ashley Jungclas, Cameron Kahrs, Amy Kamperman, Andrew Karle, Dimitar Karshovski, Michelle Kauffman, Jillian Kemmet, Charlotte Kenter, Phillip Kepler, Joshua King, Austin Klueh, Gabrielle Kraml, Anthony LaMacchia, Meghan Lester, Kenneth Li, Mary Lloyd, Michael Louis, Jonathan Ludwick, Megan Main, Matthew Marascalchi, Reece Martinez, Kyle Mary, Thomas McCarty, Sophia McDole, John McDowell, Danielle Meyer, Jacob Meyer, Garrett Miller, Jessica Miller, Christian Moeller, Colleen Molloy, Hannah Moloney, Joseph Moran, Joshua Moss, Abby Mullowney, Alexander Neal, Reiju Nemoto, Sabrina Newstead, Kerstin Nilsson, Stella Norris, Ogonna Ononye, Christina Palmer, Nicholas Papa, Rebecca Pearson, Nicholas Pecot, Zana Percy, Allison Pfaltzgraff, Emily Pfaltzgraff, Sarah Pfaltzgraff, Jacob Pickens, Pamela Plagens, Nicole Ploof, Marie Policastro, Anna Ralph, David Rankin, Molly Reich, Abby Reynolds, Kathryn Rice, Kyle Richardson, Carly Rolfes, Grace Samyn, Nicole Santos, Reed Schlesner, Abigail Schnure, Sandy Sechang, Emily Shelton, Akaash Sheth, Taryn Shrout, Haley Shuemake, Kyle Sieg, Amy Simone, Rupert Sizemore, Megan Slabaugh, Craig Slusher, Tyler Smart, Alexandra Smith, Tara Spencer, Gabrielle Stafford, Maggie Stancliff, Alaina Strand, Marguerite Strong, Elizabeth Sullivan, Ryan Sullivan, Matthew Swaine, Jarron Talbot, Alexandra Taylor, Joel Taylor, Emily Tedford, Kenneth Tester, Jerry Thomas, Alyssa Tipton, Jonathan Treloar, Christina Veite, Chandler Viox, Lauren Wachenfeld, Nathan Walter, Reed Walter, Thomas Wassel, Brooklynn Weber, Michael Weinberg, Clarissa Weyman, Danielle Wheeler, Andrew Wilkins, Katherine Winoker, Leah Wood, Austin Worcester, Elizabeth Worsham and Ashley Young. Honor Roll - Tatiana Ariapad, Cavan Bailey, Shannon Barnell, Brooke Barnes, Mary Bell, Jonathan Berchtold, Tyler Bernius, Zachary Bess, Adam Blakely, Lydia Blinoff, Kyle Burton, Bryan Callahan, Samuel Clements, Megan Cullen, Shelby Dundes, William Ewing, Hannah Graves, Jordyn Jackson, Nicholas Kerkhove, Sarah Kling, Olivia Legg, Stefanie McKelvey, Jordan McNally, Kenneth Miller, Danielle Morra, Andrew Noland, Olivia Oakes, Joseph Oberholzer, Reagan Owens, Parker Phillips, Hanna Pifer, Molly Query, Megan Randall, Danae Ries, Courtney Rump, Mariah Schweiger, Ashley Spradlin, Jenna Turner, Logan Walls, Kallie Warner, Jamie Weaver, Zachary Weaver and Marisa Whitaker.


The following students have earned honors for the first quarter of 20112012.

Freshmen High Honors - Iain Abbott, Jacob Albin, Dylan Armstrong, Katie Baker, Emily Bateman, Adam Beran, Madison Bishop, Nicole Blanchard, Jessica Blumberg, Isabel Boyle, Logan Briggs, Terra Brulport, Tyler Buchanan, Kayla Bullock, Alexander Bunk, Zachary Burpee, Cesar Bustamante, Ashley Cable, Tayloranne Campbell, James Carl, Emily Childers, Riley Clarey, Timmy Clawson, Matthew Connor, Holli Cook, Sarah Cronin, Carsen Davenport, Luke Davis, Tyana Davis, Nicholas DelCimmuto, Matthew DelPozzo, Jamie Demers, Kailyn Despotakis, Benjamin DeVol, Derrick Dews, Katelin Doarn, Emily Dougherty, Daniel Drew, Logan Duff, Trevor Ealy, William Eaton, Lauren Ellis, Aaron Engstrom, Gabrielle Ernst, Lucas Fields, Katarzyna Fisher, Derek Fletcher, Douglas Foster, Breanna Franco, Rachel Froberg, Kevin Garner, John Garry, Alexandra Glenn, Erin Glossop, Megan Goins, Sierra Goldfarb, Katie Gorman, Chase Grafflin, Emily Green, Sophie Greenberg, Douglas Guzior, Lauren Hains, Blaine Hamilton, Abigail Hamm, Alison Harmeyer, Johan Harris, Jessica Hawk, Morgan Heck, Justin Henthorn, Joseph Hill, Jacob Hilliker, Sarah Hoderlein, Charles Homan, Nicholas Hopkins, Tiana Hough, Shane Humphrey, Ryan Jacob, Taylor Johnson, Riley Junod, Zakary Kadish, Mitchell Kenter, Daniel Kiley, Lauren Kiley, Matthew Kincaid, Abigail Klueh, Lena Koenig, Anna Koscielicki, Haley Kuhn, Alexis Lacey, Devin Lally, Eleanor Landis, Savannah Lee, Ian Leever, Danielle Lippi, Melissa Louis, Drew Lowry, Megan Luetkemeyer, Carley Lutz, Alex Lynn, Keith MacKenzie, Brian Maher, Danielle Marascalchi, Geneva Marr, Demi Mastrian, Michael McManus, Sierra McQuery, Joshua Meszaros, Brittany Miller, Taylor Miller, Meredith Montalbano, Peter Morgan, Jade Morris, Kathryn Mulhollen, Martin Myaka, Alexander Myers, Kassandra Naughton, Bridget Nobiletti, Dylan Norton, Robert Oberholzer, Kevin O'Hara, Chance Overberg, Joshua Palmer, Giovanna Panepinto, Joseph Papa, Trevor Parales, Monica Parsley, Jessica Partin, Andrew Paschal, Madeline Phillips, Jennifer Pifer, Margaret Policastro, Mattingly Poole, Kelly Powers, Nathan Prost, Josephine Puchta, Jonathan Quigley, Michael Ralph, Krystal Ramey, Emily Rasmussen, Melanie Reindl, Georgina Richards, Kylea Royal, Halle Russo, Olivia Salatin, Michael Salines, Christena Scalf, Lauren Schroer, Sarah Schuster, Alexander Sganga, Rabiya Sheikh, Keval Sheth, Taylor Siekman, Zachary Simone, Abigail Smith, Casey Smith, Shelby Smith, Christopher Snyder, Joel Spencer, Madison Stanley, William Stephenson, Kelsey Sublett, Kaleb Swartz, Corynne Swift, John Tallant, Indigo Thoman, Mackinlay Tikoft, Mitchell Toney, Rebecca Trate, Sarah Trombly, Jonathan Tuttle, Maeci Ujvari, Anthony Venzin, Isaac Vock, Liam Vogt, Anna Vuyk, Connor Wagner, Nicole Walerius, Cali Walker, Clayton Walker, Stuart Wasmund, Anna Wassel, Kari Watts, Madeline Weiler, Jacob Wellington, Jacob Werling, Brittany Wheeler, Alexis Wiles, Leeza Wittmer,

Tyler Worley, Katherine Wright, Alicia Young and Heidi Zimmer. Honor Roll - Jessica Amrein, Michael Barnell, Jackson Bender, Sarah Boerger, Alexis Boyd, Magen Brailey, Sarah Breyer, Robert Brown, Nicholas Bueche, Evan Burig, Brian Buse, Brianna Carey, Christopher Ceccopieri, Jacob Cox, Tyler Davis, Evan Dever, Paige DeWitt, Omar El-esses, Wesley Engstrom, Alyssa Ferreri, Tristan Fields, Samuel Fjelstul, Taylor Florence, Dillon Frees, Kyle Garner, McKenzie George, Jessica Gorman, Tylor Griffin, Jacob Guinn, Dezaree' Heath, Joshua Horton, Andrew Ingram, Abby John, Madolyn Kelsey, Darrien Kenney, Conley King, Rachal Koonce, Payge Lacey, Joshua Leonard, Evan Lipps, William Lutz, Andrew McDonald, Koby McGillis, Rowan Monroe, Noah Myklebust, Olivia Nelson, Connor Newstead, Matthew Noland, Tara Norton, Carly Nunn, Jakob Oslack, Trevor Peterson, Skylar Pitcher, Jefferson Prifti, Jacqueline Ramsey, Matthew Reardon, Keegan Redslob, Giovanni Ricci, Ian Rice, Andres Rivera, Zachary Roberts, Shayla Robinson, Jordan Romes, Amanda Santos, Spencer Schmitt, Conner Schrader, Samuel Sherlock, Caden Smolenski, Thomas Steger, Zoe Steinberg, Brittany Talbott, Devin Thomas, Emily Vance, Michael Viox, Morgan Ward, Taylor Wilhoite, Michael Williams and Lili Wint.

Sophomores High Honors - Jenna Adkins, Matthew Albert, Henry Allen, Nuria Alonso, Andrew Alten, Logan Amon, Alexandra Anderson, Emilia Anderson, Katelyn Arnold, Colette Audax, Stephanie Bachtell, Camden Baucke, Casey Baumgarth, Carly Beckstedt, Jacob Belcik, Hannah Bellamah, Anneliese Berberich, Jessica Berchtold, Ashley Boggs, Gregory Bohn, Katherine Borger, Elizabeth Boswell, Sydney Botts, Michelle Bowling, Elizabeth Bowser, Nora Bray, Michele Brizzolara, Zachariah Brooksbank, Michelle Brown, Nathan Bryant, Gabriella Bugge, Sarah Byrde, Olivia Cade, Brian Cadwallader, James Caniglia, Lucas Carle, Alec Carovillano, Emily Carrello, Lucy Conlon, Ethan Conte, Corey Cotsonas, Nathaniel Cox, Katie Crum, Katrina Culbertson, Kerianne Cummings, Andrew Davis, Megan Day, Bryce Demoret, Nathan Dickerson, Abby Docherty, Caitlin Dombroski, Sydney Dudley, Alex Dzigiel, Brendan Dzigiel, William Edison, Jacob Elfers, Erin Ellis, Melissa Eng, William Evans, Carolyn Eyre, Kelly Farrell, Bradley Faust, Stephen Feagles, Kathleen Ferris, Kennadee Fischer, Jordan Fuller, Austen Funke, Sarah Geiger, Sarah Goldenberg, Rachel Griswold, Lindsay Gross, Brayden Gruber, Zachary Hadden, Jennifer Hadley, Austin Hastings, Kayla Herrmann, Alexander Hesse, Emily Hoff, Whitney Housley, Mitchell Jackson, Elizabeth Jacobs, Serena Jacobs, Ian Jeffery, Natalia Jerdack, Audrey Jewell, Mackenzie Johnson, Lily Jones, Madelyne Jones, Anna Kendrick, Molly Kessler, Allison Kluge, Jason Koontz, Mollie Kowalchik, Michaela Kruzel, Anna Lawrence, Ailea Lee-Wilson, Anne Lehmann, Allison Lesperance, Christina Locasto, Ryan Lukemire, Emily Luti, Kelsey Lykins, Angela Lynch, Mackenzie Mahon, Morgan Mansfield, Rita Maricocchi, Gillian Marr, Kelsey Martin, Lauren Mary, Brian McElveen, Mitchell McFar-

land, Dakota McSorley, Ryan Mellett, Camille Mennen, Lindsey Miller, Scott Miller, Alexander Misyukovets, Darby Moloney, Kathleen Moreland, Benjamin Morey, Joel Moss, Richard Mulvey, Timothy Newbanks, Anna Niemeyer, David Osborne, Morgan Ovens, Jenna Pauly, Kaitlyn Payne, Alayna Pease, Justine Perl, Olivia Pifer, Levi Ping, Brian Popp, Jacob Price, Katherine Randall, Michelle Rasch, Paige Ratterman, Elizabeth Rawson, Anna Reich, Erin Richmond, Megan Ries, Martin Robbins, Emily Robinson, Guste Rubikaite, Kelli Scarpa, Caitlin Schauer, Charles Schefft, Lauren Schneider, Katherine Schott, Chloe Schwartz, Rachel Sharn, Michael Shaver, Nolan Shumaker, Stephanie Simon, Cierra Sizemore, Kathleen Sova, Eric Sparks, Cameron Spicer, Lucas Stahl, Emilie Stalnaker, Olivia Stanton, Christopher Stecki, Thomas Stone, Perry Strong, Alyssa Stubbers, Megan Suder, Lauren Thomas, Sidney Thomas, Joseph Trewiler, Joseph Visco, Matthew Vogt, Peter Vuyk, Reid Waddell, Brooke Wallace, Miceal Webster, Nicholas Weiss, Erin Werking, Austin Wesley, Rachel Westcott, Ashley Wheeler, Alexandria Whitaker, Davis White, Austin Willis, Stephanie Wilson, Jared Witt, Alec Wood, Riley Woolston, Jade Worley and Thomas Worsham. Honor Roll - April Ashley, Jessica Bayer, Griffon Bernth, Seth Brennock, Ceirra Brison, Brian Bullock, Alan Copley, Jessica Cottrell, Nicholas Cullen, Danielle Demmerle, Allison Dierling, Nathaniel Dolbier, Benjamin Dolezal, Allison Elsnau, Katherine Ethridge, Spencer Fuller, Luke Groene, Jacob Gruber, Thomas Haberer, Christiana Habermaas, Carla Heath, Rachel Heath, Celeste Hefner, Chelsea Heimbrock, David Hooker, Nicholas Huber, Alicia Huth, Nathaniel Johnston, Benjamin Jones, Chelsea Joy, William Kern, Peter LaChapelle, Julia LaMacchia, Olivia Lee, Dimitrios Loukoumidis, Maxwell Mather, Tyler Mikula, Amy Oehler, Olisa Okafor, Jacob Oney, Britney Prigmore, Rachel Randall, Jason Riggs, Lilyana Rodriguez, Zachary Royer, Zachary Russ, Hollie Saatkamp, Darren Sackett, Parker Seney, Jonathan Simms, Maria Staley, Alina Syed, Jade Tailor, Brittany Tracy, Emily Tracy, Carley Wallace, Griffin Weinberg, Carly Wood and Brian Zaller.

Juniors High Honors - Jonathan Bauer, Matthew Becker, Jennifer Benesh, Andrew Bessey, Mitchell Bilotta, John Bilski, Kristen Bisig, Lauren Blumberg, Juliana Booth, Sara Boyle, Kathryn Breyer, Lauren Brodof, Melissa Brown, Alacea Bullock, Jacob Burleson, Jacob Carlsen, Mitchell Casperson, Kayla Cavano, Benjamin Clawson, Jessica Comorosky, Zachary Cotsonas, Phoenix Crane, Marc Czulewicz, Natalie Dall, Graham David, Olivia Denzy, John Despotakis, Grace Dolan, Laura Doppler, Taylor Dschaak, Ayah El-Khatib, Stephanie Eng, Christy Flaherty, Lindsay Flaherty, Zachary Flege, Elizabeth Foster, Joseph Frees, Katelyn Frozina, Alexander Genbauffe, Leesa Gilgen, Claudia Giuffre', Devin Harvey, Tanner Hawk, Kyle Henderson, Katie Hoderlein, Samuel Hoffman, Taylor Hoffman, Jacob Holle, Hannah Hope, Chelsea Hothem, Michael Huber, Michelle Huber, Mallory Jackson, Kyle Jacobson, Katrina James, Lyndsey Jenkins, Austin Johnson, Kathryn John-

Seniors High Honors - Andrew Albert, Jacob Alten, Katelyn Altieri, Ryan Altman, Ashley Arnold, Katelyn Audia, Rachel Baker, Eric Bauer, Matthew Beachy, Gabrielle Bertline, Kristen Bjerke, Dylan Bodley, Kevin Boggs, Samuel Bowdler, Dana Boyd, Christopher Boys, Brittany Breitholle, Sarah Brizzolara, Daniel Brooks, Tyler Brown, Alexander Burpee, Kayla Burton, Christina Capobianco, Oliver Ceccopieri, Nicole Chan, Krishauna Chaney, Megan Clifford, Daniel Congleton, Cameron Conte, Logan Cornett, Lauren Czebatul, Andrew Dannemiller, Jonathon Davis, Drew Demmerle, Stefanie Dever, Austin





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Moeller makes fast laps to state By Scott Springer

MONTGOMERY — With the state swim meet on the horizon Feb. 2425 in Canton, the Moeller HIgh School swim team coached by Bill Whatley is pointed toward the packed house that is the C.T. Branin Natatorium. “We’ve got a good group of boys and a good group of senior boys which we’ll have to replace next year,” Whatley said. “The four seniors have all been to the state meet at different times.” Those seniors are Colin Foos, Harry Hamiter, Matt Hobler, and Christian Josephson. Josephson was fourth in the 100 butterfly last year, while Hamiter took sixth in the 100 backstroke. Hobler was on the Crusaders’ fourth-place 200

medley relay team. Hamiter and Josephson are Moeller’s best bets in the pool at Canton, according to their coach. The two performed as such in the Southwest District championships as Hamiter took the title in the 100 backstroke and Josephson was second in the 100 butterfly. Also qualifying individually for the state meet were Matt Hobler in the 50 and 100 freestyle, Kevin George in the 200 and 500 free, and Fritz Josephson in the 500 free. Plus, the Crusaders qualified all three relay squads as Whatley had hoped. Regardless of the results, the veteran coach looks forward to traveling north for the advanced competition. “It’s very emotional and a very fast swim meet from one of the

best high school state championships,” Whatley said. Whatley returned to Moeller this season after previously coaching the Crusaders from 1997-2008. While away, he kept abreast of the program through his duties as director of competitive swimming at the Blue Ash YMCA. “I still coached Hobler and Foos on my club team,” Whatley said. “They’ve all made improvements every year since they were freshmen. Now, they’re having success for all of the hard work they’ve had.” Once the seniors step out of the C.T. Branin pool, Whatley will look toward his future prospects at Moeller, which are pretty good. Freshman Kevin George is already a threat in the 200 and 500 freestyle and Christian Joseph-

son’s younger brother, Fritz, is a viable distance swimmer. “He’s made some good improvements this year as a sophomore,” Whatley said. While the varsity gets all of the attention and accolades, he is also impressed with other swimmers on Moeller’s horizon. Big meets or small, he enjoys them all. “I get just a big a thrill out of our JV team,” Whatley said. “It’s fun to watchthoseguysgofromboysthat could barely do a flip turn at the beginning of the season to swimming in a big invitational. There’s a big smile on their faces when they get out after their best time.” He’s hoping for continued smiles and continued improvement. Come Feb. 26, Whatley has jobs available. “I’ve got six seniors graduating,

Christian Josephson, a senior for Moeller High School, competes in the Division I 100 butterfly during the Southwest Sectional swimming competition at Mason Feb. 10. Josephson's time of 52.38 put him in first place. LIZ DUFOUR/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

so I’ve got six openings for boys to move up,” Whatley said. “We’re hoping some of those guys that are just getting started move forward and step up to varsity.”


Loveland's Eric Bryant lets loose of his pole at the bar in the Ohio regional meet in May 2011. THANKS TO ED HOFFMAN

Bryant up, up and over to UC By Scott Springer

LOVELAND — It is a unique skill.

You sprint like an ancient knight engaged in medieval jousting, deposit a pole into a trough, hoist yourself upward, contort your body over an inch-thick bar, then fall some 12 to 13 feet downward toward a pit of foam. Most track athletes can’t successfully execute the first few steps. Fortunately for Loveland High School, Eric Bryant can. The senior holds the school record in the pole vault and is about to begin his sixth season of soaring for a Tiger track team. “I started in the seventh grade at Loveland,” Bryant said. “I just saw the pole vault as being unique and different and I wanted to try it. I realized I was pretty good at it.” At 6-4, Bryant used his athletic build in basketball for a couple years and in football all four years at Loveland. However, propelling his lanky frame skyward in the spring proved to be Bryant’s calling. “It helps a lot,” Bryant said of his height. “The taller you are, the closer the pole is to vertical. College coaches actually look for the taller vaulters.” Kent State, Morehead State and

University of Colorado-Colorado Springs coaches all looked at Bryant, but he settled on the comforts of home and the University of Cincinnati. He will focus on math and business and clearing the bar for the Bearcats. “I’m very excited,” Bryant said. “UC field coach Kris Mack is from the West Coast and is a lot like my current coach, Scott Carney. They’re very similar.” Not associated with the UC track team, Bryant practices with other prep athletes with the UC Track Club. The group is open to any area athlete. There is a fee to belong and per event, but the participants can use UC facilities (this time of year, the old Armory Fieldhouse). The convenience and camaraderie sold Bryant on staying in town. “I met the vaulters at the UC Track Club and I got along pretty well with them,” Bryant said. At Loveland, Bryant has cleared 13’3” (in last year’s regionals at Dayton) and surpassed 14’ in the summer. The regional mark set the school record, one that Bryant hopes to better by more than a couple feet this season. He’s shooting for 15’6”. How does it feel to fly through the air with the greatest of ease,

flip over a bar and freefall into a pit? “It feels really good,” Bryant said. “When I first went to 13’ and tied the school record, it felt really, really good. When I broke it, it felt even better. It just goes really fast, you don’t even think about it.” To perfect his craft, Bryant watches You Tube videos of others, including those of retired Ukrainian vaulter Sergey Bubka. His record of 20’ 1.75” has stood since 1994, when Bryant was a baby. He also relies on the local “polevault community.” Because of the specialization involved, many schools share tips, video, facilities and sometimes equipment. “Lovelanddoesn’tsupplymuch. I have to usually go out and get it on my own,” Bryant said. “Anderson and Turpin gave me poles.” When not soaring on Loveland’s track, Bryant soars toward musical notes with the Loveland Show Choir. Though he prefers B.O.B. and Lil’ Wayne, Bryant and the singing Tigers are preparing for the World Choir Games upcoming in Cincinnati. In a recent show with the choir, he was able to play the part of Dan Aykroyd’s Blues Brother character, “Elwood.” The “Pole Man” Bryant will be in class at UC this fall.

» Loveland won the Fort Ancient Valley Conference-East tournament Feb. 11. Brandon Tucker was the champion at 106 pounds; Tyler Griffin was third at 113; Charlie Heyob won at 120; Austin Westley won at 126; Austin Inabritt was fourth at 132; Jacob Paul was fourth at 13; Chaz Schebur was second at 145; James Caniglia won at 152; Danny Samecki was second at 160; Michael Weber won at 170; Gunner Lay won at 182; Kylee Knabe won at 195; Seth Brannock was second at 220 and Andrew Alten was third at 285. Tigers coach Chris Switzer was named the league coach of the year. » Moeller won the Greater Catholic League-South tournament Feb. 11 and Joey Ward was named wrestler of the year. For the Crusaders, Conner Ziegler was the champion at 106 pounds; Andrew Mendel was runner-up at 120; Tyler Ziegler won at 126; Joey Ward at 132; Matthew Lindsey at 138; Dean Meyer at 145; Dakota Sizemore was runner-up at 152; Wyatt Wilson won at 160; Michael Blum at 170; Jerry Thornberry won at195; Chalmer Fruehauf was runner-up at 220; and Eric Lalley was runner-up at 285. The following advanced to the district meet from the sectionals Feb. 17-18: » Loveland - Brandon Tucker, 106; Austin Wesley, 126; Chaz Schebor, 145; James Caniglia, 152; Michael Weber, 170 (champion); Gunner Lay, 182; Kylee Knabe, 195 (champion). Loveland was the sectional runnerup. » Moeller - Conner Ziegler, 106; Andrew Mendel, 120 (champion); Tyler Ziegler,126 (champion); Joey Ward, 132 (champion); Matthew Lindsey, 138 (champion); Dean Meyer, 145; Dakota Sizemore, 152; Wyatt Wilson, 160; Michael Blum, 170; Quinton Rosser, 182; Jerry Thornberry, 195; Chalmer Frueauf, 220; Eric Lalley, 285 (champion). Moeller was the sectional champion. » CHCA - Zach Alvarado, 113; Kealii Cummings, 120; Phoenix Romero, 145; Parker Roe, 152; Tucker Morrow, 160; Tyler Dixon, 182; Tyler Kirbabas, 285


Advancing to the state meet are the following: Division I » Loveland - Matt Swaine Division II » CHCA - Danny Moorehead


The following swimmers at the district meet Feb.17-18 at Miami University advanced to the state meet Feb. 25. Division I » Loveland - Kate Randall,

500 freestyle; Andrew Albert, 100 freestyle and 200 individual medley. » Moeller - Harry Hamiter, 100 backstroke; Christian Josephson, 100 butterfly; Matt Hobler 50 and 100 freestyle; Kevin George 200 and 500 freestyle; Fritz Josephson, 500 freestyle; Moeller 200 and 400 freestyle relay; Moeller 200 medley relay. » Ursuline – Temarie Tomley, 100 free, 50 free; Alexis Grycko, 50 free; Kate Pawlukiewicz, 100 breast, 100 free; Abby Wu, 200 free; Alex George, 200 free, 500 free; Alisabeth Marsteller, 200 IM, 100 back; Emily Slabe, 100 fly, 100 back; Abby Pitner, 100 back; Bridget Blood, 200, IM,100 breast; Gabrielle Young, 100 breast; Corinne Jenkins, 100 fly; Gabrielle Young, 100 fly; Anna Dewey, 200 IM; 200-free relay; 400-free relay- 200-medley relay

Girls basketball

Ursuline junior guard Michele Christy tosses a pass during the Lions’ 61-28 sectional tournament win over Hughes at Kings High School Feb. 15. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Division I » Loveland lost to Lakota West 62-24 on Feb. 15. Ariel Fischer had nine points in the defeat. The Lady Tigers’ season ends at 4-17. » Ursuline won its first two sectional tournament games. The squad defeated Hughes, 6128, Feb. 15 and McAuley 47-37 Feb. 18. Freshman Ali Schirmer scored13 points against Hughes.

Boys bowling

The following teams and individuals advanced from the sectional tournament at Crossgate Lanes Feb.15 to the district tournament: Division I » Loveland’s Kyle Schweer qualified individually with a series of 637. » Moeller finished second as a team. The Crusaders were led by sophomore Philip Cleves with a 661 (three game) series and senior Pat Goddard at 611.

Girls bowling

Division I » Loveland finished third Feb. 17 at the sectional tournament to move on to districts. Alicia Sullivan (523) and Rachel Leever (512) were the top two scorers for the Lady Tigers.




Boys basketball

» Loveland lost to Turpin 68-42 Feb. 14. Anthony LaMacchia led with 13 points. LaMacchia came back with 17 points on Senior Night as Loveland beat Anderson 61-52 Feb. 17. Sophomore Reid Waddell led all scorers with 19 for the Tigers. » Moeller held off Chaminade-Julienne 48-47 on Feb. 14 as Josh Davenport scored 14 points. The Crusaders lost to La Salle 42-34 Feb. 17. Keith Watkins led Moeller in the loss with 13.

Girls basketball

» Loveland lost to Anderson 58-41 Feb. 11. Rachel Baker had 11 for the Lady Tigers in the defeat.

Boys bowling

» Loveland lost to An-

derson 2,765-2,619 on Feb. 13. Ben Clawson had the high series in the loss with a 450.

Girls bowling

» Loveland beat Anderson Feb.13, 2,209-1,406. Toni Gardner topped the Lady Tigers with a 372 series.

Football greats to speak at clinic at Moeller High School

» Former NFL great Zeke Bratkowski and exOhio State coach Earle Bruce will speak at the SportsLeader Character Building Clinic Feb. 24-25 at Moeller. Bratkowski speaks Feb. 24 at 8:15 p.m., while Bruce will talk Feb. 25 at11:40 a.m. The clinic is free but donations will be taken. Moeller High School is a 9001 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242. For more information go to

CCD girls eye sectional success By Nick Dudukovich

INDIAN HILL — The Cincinnati Country Day girls basketball team conquered one season goal by tying Summit Country Day for a share of the Miami Valley Conference League championship. Now, the Lady Indians, who will compete in the Division III state tournament, will look toward adding a second checkmark to the list by winning the Monroe sectional tournament. To accomplish the fete, the Indians will have to get by without senior Erika Armstead, one of the team’s key post players throughout the season. Armstead, who is injured, might not be available until the sectional finals, according to CCD head coach John Snell. The veteran forward, who is averaging 10.6 points, and 6.6 rebounds per game, missed time earlier in the year because of injuries. But the team got a confidence boost when it defeated other top MVC teams, such as Summit and Seven Hills toward the end of the year, without Armstead. “We played without her and it got our confidence together,” Snell said. Forward Caitlyn Hilberg and Candice Keese showed the ability to produce at the forward spot in Armstead’s absence. Hilberg scored eight points and grabbed eight rebounds, while Keese posted 12 points and grabbed 10 boards during the team’s win over Seven Hills, Feb. 8. Snell believes he can get the same type of output from the duo during the postseason. The Indians should also be able to count on the talents of guard Ricci Snell and forward Cassie Sachs, who have been key contributors all season. At 6-foot, Sachs leads the team with 16.6 points and 8.7 rebounds per game, while Ricci is second with 15.4 points and 6.5 rebounds. Sachs could be an X-

factor during the tournament because of the match-up problems she presents opponents with in the post. “She’s definitely hard to handle underneath,” Snell said. “Not too many teams have the inside player she is.” Ricci, who recently scored her 1,000th career point against Aiken Jan. 26, also looks poised to have a strong postseason. “Her shot is really coming around,” John Snell said. “Just once you get past that record, it kind of takes other pressure off you and you can play a little more freer and it seems like that is what she is doing, shooting and confidence wise.”

Jake Elfers hits 3-3 from the field and is 7-8 from the free throw line against Milford, Feb. 10. THANKS TO TONY LAMACCHIA

Loveland ends season with FAVC win The following summaries were summitted for Loveland varsity basketball. Milford 70, Loveland 57 – Anthony LaMacchia, high scorer with 22 points, shot 42 percent hitting 8 of 19 from the field and added six threes from behind the arc against Milford, Feb. 10. Jake Elfers was second-leading scorer hitting 3-3 from the field and went 7-8 from the free-throw line. Elfers ended up with a season-high 13 points and added nine rebounds. Bryson McGillis hit two threes and ended up with seven points. Cole Schafer went 2-4 from the field and ended up with five points. The Tigers were only down by two at the half. However the Eagles outscored them 21-7 in the third quarter, which proved to make the difference. Turpin 68, Loveland 42 – Senior guard Anthony LaMacchia was high scorer with 13 points, hitting three three-pointers and was 2-for-2 from the free-throw line Feb. 14. Second-leading scorers were Bryce Plitt with

Loveland basketball fans celebrate with senior Anthony LaMacchia after his last regular season game Feb. 17 with the Tigers. THANKS TO TONY LAMACCHIA 7 points (season high) hitting 2-for-4 from behind the arc and Alex Hesse with 7 points (his season high). He also hit a threepointer, pulled down six rebounds and went 2-for-2 from the charity stripe. Loveland 61, Anderson 52 – Reid Waddell was leading scorer with 19 points in the final home game of the regular season Feb. 17.

Waddell shot 50 percent from the field hitting 5 of 10, adding one three-pointer and making 8 of 11 from the freethrow line. Senior guard Anthony LaMacchia was secondleading scorer with 17 points, shooting 56 percent from behind the arc and was 5 for 9 in threepointers. LaMacchia finished the regular season

with 51 threes, leading the FAVC in three-point shooting. Bryson McGillis shot 50 percent from the field hitting 4 of 8, added one three pointer and finished up with 9 points. Cole Schafer had a huge night rebounding against a big Anderson front line, grabbing 13 bounds and adding 8 points.

Want to Earn Extra Money You Can Do It By Becoming a Baseball Umpire in Loveland!

LOVELAND YOUTH BASEBALL Organization is Recruiting Adults & Kids

12 Yrs. and Older to Umpire Little League Baseball Games for the 2012 Season To Get Started, Attend the LYBO Umpire Training Course: Sunday, March 18th 1:00–5:00 pm Loveland Primary School Gym

Questions? Call Jim Pecot, LYBO Umpire Coordinator at 583-0877



By Scott Springer





Editor: Dick Maloney,, 248-7134


Time to shut door on Obamacare

Religious freedom is the first freedom mentioned in our Bill of Rights and arguably, the most important freedom guaranteed to Americans. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” Religious freedom is so much more than the freedom to worship. It goes to the heart of how individuals live their lives, their personal priorities and how they use their resources. Catholics should not be required to pay for someone else’s birth control and contraception any more than Jews should be required to purchase pork for others consumption. The recent abuse of regula-

tory authority by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius dictating that all insurance coverage should include birth control, contraception and even abortion-inducing medication is an intolerable assault on our religious freedom. It is worth noting that in her testimony in Mike Wilson COMMUNITY PRESS front the Senate Finance ComGUEST COLUMNIST mittee recently, Sebelius said she had not consulted with the Department of Justice or Conference of Catholic Bishops, but had talked to

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR English, we have a problem

Development of language is so taken for granted that we here in 21st century America appear to have no awareness, much less concern about its deterioration. Whether this stems from a lack of emphasis on the topic in public schools and universities, is a victim of abbreviated speech endemic across electronic communications, the extraordinary influx of immigration, or other root causes I will leave to those who study such things. One thing is certain, deterioration absolutely. If not how is the ever increasing incidence of redundancy practiced among even professional journalists, TV talking heads, politicians, lawyers, educators and celebrities explained away? A modest few: insert into, raise up, broadcasting out, marry together, reduce it down, links them together, proceed forward, revert back, new innovations (my favorite), true fact, tabulating up, leak out, the list goes on, and on. Then there is the category

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that can politely be characterized as garbage speech. Like, you know what I mean?

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abortion rights groups such as Planned Parenthood, ACLU and NARAL Pro-Choice America. In November 2011, Ohioans voted 67 percent to 33 percent to protect their choice and passed Issue 3 – the Ohio Healthcare Freedom Amendment. This was a citizen driven initiative that collected more than 450,000 signatures solely through volunteer effort. I was glad to volunteer my time as state chairman for the pro-Issue 3 campaign because our state’s bill of rights now guarantees that Ohio citizens are free to choose the health care coverage that is right for them and their families. It’s even more important now that our religious freedoms are under attack. As a practicing

Catholic I am deeply offended by the federal overreach into areas of individual conscience. I agree with New York’s Archbishop Timothy Dolan, “Never before has the federal government forced individuals to go out into the marketplace and buy a product that violates their conscience. This should not happen in a land where free exercise of religion ranks first in the Bill of Rights.” This is one of many reasons for opposing the unconstitutional mandate contained in the federal healthcare legislation. Once we open this door, there is no limit to what the federal government can force you to buy if they think it’s good for you – even if it violates your own con-

science. I agree that we need healthcare reform. However, it is clear to me is that we don’t need the same people who brought us the IRS, the DMV and the TSA running our healthcare. We need reform that is market driven that will create real competition between insurance companies and medical providers. When elected, I will respect the will of Ohio voters and block implementation of Obamacare in Ohio and work for market driven healthcare reform that will expand coverage, lower costs and improve quality.

Mike Wilson is a Republican candidate for the Ohio House in the 28th District.

Must vote, but vote wisely This March 6, and again in November, you will a chance to stop a radical group from taking over America from within. Prsident Obama and each Democrat in the current party will now control you and your family in two ways: health care and insurance. You health care will be completely dictated by Acorn-types in the federal government, in the name of “safety,” and the government- regulated insurance will raise your rates for everything under the sun, i.e. having a baseball in your household, deeming it to be an “unnecessary hazard.” Look over at your neighbor’s house and think about what you are doing to them and their children and grandchildren if you vote to keep any Democrat in office, or if you don’t even vote, let alone your own family. The Green crowd is

meeting in Brazil soon to determine how to further control the world economy thru climate change, and “sustain” (key word) their gains. The Obama administration has just told all of the non-Muslim churches that he can rule anything he wants in your church the name of health care, and that they have one Calvin Pauley COMMUNITY PRESS year to think about it (buyGUEST COLUMNIST ing time for you to re-elect him back into office, after which he will have vengeance on you). So if you haven’t voted, find out how, and for your sake, and that of your families and friends, vote! Not all Republicans are going to help you, but most of the olders folks, like

your grandmas and grandpas, are working within the Republican party to get rid of them for politicians, and elect people in favor of a constitutional federal government. It is not too late, and we are going turn this aircraft carrier around slowly, so that you will not suffer much as the country comes back down to Earth. If you want to see where we will be if we don’t vote wisely, just Google “Greece” and see the government unions burn down everything because the government can’t borrow money any more unless cuts are made. We are there, but we want to get away from this. Vote, for sure, but don’t vote Democrat until that party gets rid of the radicals in it. Don’t vote for RINOS either if you can help it. Calvin Pauley is a resident of Loveland.

CH@TROOM Feb. 15 question Do you think Catholic health organizations should be permitted to opt out of President Obama's health plan for birth control? Why? Why not?

“Whether Catholic organizations should be permitted to opt out of Obama’s health mandate for birth control is perhaps the wrong question. Religious constitutional aspects of this issue are important, but the economics do not add up. The question might be, ‘Do you favor federally-funded or federally-mandated regulations taking a larger percentage of every worker’s wages for preventative health care? Or is this best handled through individual choice and nonprofit organizations?' “While birth control used by women to prevent pregnancy is a cheaper alternative to abortion and/or unwanted children, there are potentially longer lists. Where exactly does the definitive line of health care coverage end? For example, why aren’t annual fees for fitness centers to maintain physical health and avoid being overweight covered? Daily aspirin use instead of heart surgery? Should we subsidize spinach and carrots

and tax all salt and sugar? How about tattoos or body art that may develop into health issues? Want all of these funded or mandated too? And the list can go on and on. “Washington politicians continue to push us toward the edge of a financial cliff. The deficit spending during Obama’s four years in the White House will be an estimated $5,170,000,000,000. To put that sum of money into perspective, it works out to over $17,000 per each American citizen. Federally-funded or federally-mandated health care for everything under the sun with borrowed money is an addiction that we can stop with our voices and votes. Choose freedom, choose liberty instead.” John Telintelo “If a Catholic organization requires its employees to be practicing Catholics, then the assumption is that that requirement covers their reproductive life (because Catholicism does), and so the organization can do as it feels is right. If employees are not required to be practicing Catholics, then those employees need the same health coverage as anyone else, and the organization should be held to the same standards as



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any employer. “Catholic organizations can either be inclusive or exclusive-they cannot have it both ways.” E.M.S. “This is yet another example of the Obama regime's welfare state. If people want some sort of birth control that's their business. Being paid for by taxpayers is insane. I don't see this as a religious issue, but rather a limp ploy for votes.” J.G. “Should Baptists be required by our government to drink alcohol and dance in public every Friday night from 7-11p.m.? The power of our government is way out of control. “The requirements of Obama's health plan are not a ‘Catholic’ issue but rather an issue of our government stepping in trying to tell private businesses and now religions how they have to run their affairs. Scares the heck out of me!!!” A.P. “The real question is why should any entity or individual be forced to pay for birth control cov-

erage? “Suppose your auto insurance company suddenly told you they were going to increase your premiums but now they would cover oil changes? What if you don't want oil changes included in your policy? Should you be forced to accept their mandate?” This is another example of Obama's lack of respect for individual rights and his complete disregard for the Constitution. His argument is veiled in language such as "providing access to necessary women's health treatment," but women already have access to such pharmaceuticals and procedures. King Obama just wants to make everyone else pay for it. “I hope and pray that Catholics, Protestants and all people of faith remember this in November. I don't want to think about what this ‘president’ would try to do in a second term, unchecked by the need to be re-elected. God help us all.” R.W.J. “The president doesn't have the authority to order the Catholic health-care system to forsake it's religious doctrine, any more than he can force the Jews to work on

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Saturday or the Baptists not to use public water for baptisms, and (fill in the blank) … “This is not about contraception, this is about the power of government. It makes no difference if the government bans or enforces contraception.” J.K. Absolutely. In fact I'll take it a step further: President Obama and the federal government had no business interfering in this whole health issue – this is the private sector, and our government is not a dictatorship. In addition, forcing Catholics to pay for birth control and abortion is like forcing Muslims to eat pork.” Bill B.

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The laughs come easy and often including during this dance number with Bialystock's "old lady investors" and their walkers. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Big laughs coming to LSC with 'The Producers'

By Chuck Gibson


aughs should come early and often when the curtain opens for the Loveland Stage Company production of Mel Brooks’ “The Producers” starting March 9. Whether they’ve seen the 1968 film with Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder, or the 2005 version with Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, the audience will recognize the story of a flopping producer, turned con-man, turned successful producer again. The LSC presentation is produced by Pat Furterer and directed by Tom Cavano, with set design by Deirdre Dyson, choreography by Marjory Clegg and music direction by John Nixon. “It is 100 percent laughter. There is nothing serious about this show at all,” Cavano said. “I hope the first laugh is the moment the curtain opens. The last laugh will happen about four or five days later after you leave the theater. You go: ‘Did they really say that, did that really happen?’ and you get that chuckle that comes.” Cavano is excited about directing a show which was a “smash hit” on Broadway. The show broke all kinds of records for awards. This is the regional premier production by a community theater group. It is a big production for Loveland Stage Company. “It is a huge challenge for us. It is such a dynamic show with a lot going on,” Cavano said. “Big characters, big scene changes, big dance numbers and a big cast.” Making those big scene changes quickly is critical to the flow of the "The Producers" director Tom Cavano, choreographer Marjory Clegg, and producer Pat Furterer look on during a rehearsal for the production which opens March 9 at the Loveland Stage Company Theatre. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

ABOUT THE SHOW Mel Brooks’ “The Producers” presented by the Loveland Stage Company » Evening performances: March 9, 10, 15, 16 & 17 » Matinee performances: March 11 & 18 » Evening showtime: 7:30 pm » Sunday matinees: 3 p.m. » Theater is at 111 S. Second St. (State Route 48) in Loveland » All tickets are $15 » Order tickets on the website, or call 513-443-4LSC (4572) More at:

show. Cavano is counting on the set design of Dyson and stage management of Glenna Knaap to keep things moving. Choreographer Marjory Clegg said: “There’s a lot of big numbers. There are a lot of people on stage. There are a lot of dancers.” Clegg faced the challenge of teaching “some non-dancers” how to dance, but said, “They’re cooperating and doing very well. A lot of it is movement, but a lot of it they had to learn to do. It’s been very exciting.” She thinks audiences will be most excited by either “Springtime for Hitler” or the opening number: “I Want to be a Producer.” Lots of people on stage won’t take the spotlight off the four key characters. “There is no small part in this show. Obviously we focus on Max and Leo, Roger de Bris, Carmen and Ulla. Everybody wants to see Ulla,” Cavano

Kari King delivers a sexy Ulla, the secretary/receptionist with "confidence and amazing beauty" said director Tom Cavano. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS With Justin Thompson out front as Leo Blum, some of the Loveland Stage Company cast rehearses one of the "Big" dance numbers for the upcoming production of "The Producers." CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Justin Thompson as Leo Blum and Dave Marcus as Max Bialystock rehearse their role as the two lead characters in Loveland Stage Company's production of Mel Brooks' "The Producers.” CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

said about the sexy secretary played by Kari King. “Ulla has to look amazingly hot. Kari delivers it with absolute confidence and strength and beauty that are amazing to have her on the stage.” Promotional materials for the show advise parental discretion due to the adult humor. “I am playing Ulla, who is the secretary slash receptionist,” King said. “It’s a little bit mischievous. It’s been a good time.” Having a lead part is new for King who made her first appearance with LSC last fall in “Funny Girl.” “Having a part in it is great,” she said. “The show is hilarious.” The characters exaggerate the stereotypes of Broadway. “It is so much fun for us to play these characters because they’re everything you always wanted, but were never allowed to do,” said Cavano. The lead role of Max Bialystock is played

by Dave Marcus who, Cavano said, “is just a really dynamic guy, just absorbed into this character and having a lot of fun bringing Max to life. It’s fun to see.” Justin Thompson transforms the timid weak accountant role of Leo Blum into memorable laughs. Steve Suddendorf plays Roger de Bris as the flamboyant, openly gay Hitler. His entrance “stops the show,” Cavano said. “It is one of the funniest moments in the show.” The supporting cast will deliver a lot of funny moments too. Veteran of the LSC stage Matt Schiesl brings his own “personal flare” to keep the laughs coming as Carmen. Newcomer to the Loveland stage Joodi Archer is having fun as one of Max’s “old lady investors” and said, “It’s been great. They get amazing support from the community. They get the support of the audiences. I think it’s great for community theater.” Great audience support is exactly what Cavano is hoping will sell out all seven shows scheduled. After all, it’s a Mel Brooks comedy with laughs for everyone. “This is a show that can appeal to everybody’s sense of humor,” King said. “You have to play close attention to some of the small minor things, but it is just a riot. It makes fun of everybody, so hang on tight to your seat because it’s gonna be a rough ride.”


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, FEB. 23 Art Exhibits Art at Twin Lakes by Queen City Art Club, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Twin Lakes at Montgomery, 9840 Montgomery Road, Opening reception is free and refreshments will be served. Free. Presented by Queen City Art Club. 895-1383; Montgomery.

Lectures Liberal Media: True or False?, 7-8:30 p.m., Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road, Examination of the way media covers the stories that shape our national perception and drive public policy. Free. Presented by Empower U Ohio. 250-4116; Symmes Township.

Literary - Book Clubs On the Same Page Book Discussion, 6:45 p.m., Mariemont Branch Library, 3810 Pocahontas Ave., Read and discuss this year’s On the Same Page title, "The Submission," by Amy Waldman. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4467. Mariemont.

Fish Fry-Days, 5-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Includes fried fish, fish sandwich, shrimp, salmon and child’s dinners, soup, sides, desserts, sodas and beer. Carryout and Drive thru available, drinks not included. Benefits Youth ministry’s summer mission trip. $5$10. Through March 16. 4898815; Montgomery. Boy Scout Triple Nickel Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., St. Gertrude School, 6543 Miami Ave., Cafeteria. Eat in or carryout. Dinner includes choice of fish, fish sandwich, or cheese pizza; with fries or macaroni and cheese; and coleslaw or apple sauce; a beverage and dessert. Family friendly. $7, $5 children. Presented by Boy Scout Troop 555. 652-3477. Madeira. Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., St. Columban School, 896 Oakland Road, 683-7903; Loveland.

Music - Acoustic Lee Everitt and Friends, 7:30-10 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, Free. 247-9933; Montgomery.

Music - Blues

Music - Religious

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

Coming Together in Spirit and Song, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Journey of discovering, integrating and refining both the voice and self-expression. Ages 18 and up. $65, includes lunch. Reservations required. 683-2340; Loveland.

On Stage - Comedy Robert Hawkins, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $8, $4 college and military night. Ages 18 and up. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Student Theater Footloose!, 7:30 p.m., Indian Hill High School, 6865 Drake Road, $12; $10 students and matinee. Through Feb. 25. 272-9448; Indian Hill.

Support Groups Motherless Daughters Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m., Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road, For adult women who have lost or miss nurturing care of their mother. Free. Presented by Motherless Daughters Ministry. Through Dec. 20. 489-0892. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Family friendly. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Book discussion group. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 6730174. Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, FEB. 24 Art Exhibits Art at Twin Lakes by Queen City Art Club, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Twin Lakes at Montgomery, Free. 895-1383; Montgomery.

Dining Events

Music - Student Performances SEE 1, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sycamore High School, 7400 Cornell Road, High school rock orchestra. Students selected for group play variety of electric string instruments, guitars, keyboards and drums. With Christian Howes, one of America’s most acclaimed jazz violinists. Works by Van Halen, Aerosmith, Five for Fighting and Journey. $8. 686-1770; Montgomery.

On Stage - Comedy Robert Hawkins, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $14. Ages 18 and up. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Student Theater Footloose!, 7:30 p.m., Indian Hill High School, $12; $10 students and matinee. 272-9448; Indian Hill.

SATURDAY, FEB. 25 Cooking Classes

The Cincinnati Irish Cultural Society's 32nd Irish Ceili is 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, in the Music Hall Ballroom. This year's Ceili, a night of Irish dance, song and music, features performances by the world champion McGing Irish Dancers and Bloody Tinth, an American-Irish rock band. Tickets are $15, $20 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Cincinnati Feis, an Irish music and dance competition. For more information, call 470-4480 or e-mail PROVIDED using herbs and other natural materials while exploring history of brewing and it’s sacred role in various cultures. With Christopher Smyth, brewer. Irish herbal beer for St. Patrick’s Day and seasonal ginger beer. $35. Registration required. 683-2340; Loveland. Writing for the Love of It: A Workshop for Girls who Love to Write, 1:30-4 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Writing workshop to encourage young girls’ passion for writing and help challenge and inspire them to write their hearts out. Exploring variety of writing genres, writing time with prompts offered and option of free writing. Girls ages 12-17. $25. Registration required. 683-2340; Loveland. Park Tool School, 9 a.m.-noon, Trek Bicycle Store, 9695 Kenwood Road, Intermediate Class: learn about replacing components (broken, worn out or upgrade), truing wheels and systems of the bike: brakes, drive-train, wheels and frame. Hands-on bicycle maintenance and repair class taught by experts. For Ages 15 and up. $65$120. Reservations required. 745-0369; Blue Ash.

Home & Garden School Garden Developer Workshop, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road, How to build on the success/ overcome the challenges of your first year. $25. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 3242873; Loveland.

Music - Acoustic

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

Bob Cushing, 8 p.m., Firehouse Grill, 4785 Lake Forest Drive, 733-3473; Blue Ash. Toast, 7:30-10 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, Free. 247-9933; Montgomery.


Music - Blues

Sacred, Herbal and Healing Beers, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Learn to brew your own "green" beer

The Blues Merchants, 8:30 p.m., Traci’s Sports Lounge and Grill, 784 Loveland-Miamiville Road, With Amy McFarland. 697-8111. Loveland.

Music - Student Performances Deer Park School Bands Cakewalk, 6:30-10 p.m., Deer Park High School, 8351 Plainfield Road, Gymnasium. Music by DP School Bands, grades 6-12. Walk tickets are 25 cents or five for $1. Benefits Deer Park Bands. $2, $1 ages 2-12, free under ages 2. Presented by Deer Park Band Sponsors. 891-0010. Deer Park.

On Stage - Children’s Theater

The fish are active and ready for anglers to drop a line due to the mild winter at Lake Isabella, which opens daily for the fishing season at 7 a.m., Friday, March 2., with a stocking of 750 pounds of feisty rainbow trout. Fishing tickets are $10 for adults, $1 for children ages 6 to 13 and $2.50 for seniors and Buckeye cardholders. Winter and spring hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., March 2 through May 3. Lake Isabella is at 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Symmes Township. A Hamilton County Park District vehicle permit ($10 annual, $3 daily) is required to enter the park. For more information, visit, or call 521-PARK. PROVIDED

Dr. Insecta’s Bug Lab, 11 a.m.noon and 1-2 p.m., UC Blue Ash College Muntz Theater, 9555 Plainfield Road, Experience real entomology magic as Dr. Insecta introduces you to some of the largest live insects on the planet. Interactive program entertains, educates and desensitizes fears about incredible creatures. Family friendly. $5, subscription and group discounts available. Presented by ARTrageous Saturdays. 745-5705; Blue Ash.

On Stage - Comedy Robert Hawkins, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $14. Ages 21 and up. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Student Theater Footloose!, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Indian Hill High School, $12; $10 students and matinee. 272-9448; Indian Hill.

Special Events Macy’s Arts Sampler, 11 a.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Dance, theater, music and art. Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati’s art instructors and other artists are invited to hold demonstrations with their chosen media (oil, watercolor, acrylics) in the classroom. Gallery open and features an exhibit of children’s artwork. Free. Presented by ArtsWave. 272-3700; Mariemont.

SUNDAY, FEB. 26 Auditions The Fantasticks, 1-4 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 S. Second St., Show dates: May 11-13 and 17-20. Cold readings from the script. Singers: prepare a song that showcases your vocal range. Accompanist provided or you can audition using your own music on CD. Dancers should dress appropriately and bring jazz or tap shoes. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Loveland Stage Company. Through Feb. 27. 280-0861; Loveland.

Dining Events Day of Caring Pancake Breakfast, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Benefits Freestore Foodbank and the Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless. $6, $4 children and seniors. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

Job Fairs Summer Job Fair, 1-3 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Positions available include: camp staff, aquatics staff and other JCC jobs. Grades 10 and up. Free. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

On Stage - Comedy Robert Hawkins, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $8, $4 bar and restaurant employee appreciation night. Ages 18 and up. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Support Groups Autism Adult Networking Group, 7:30-9 p.m., Kenwood Baptist Church, 8341 Kenwood Road, Presented by Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati. 561-2300; Kenwood.

MONDAY, FEB. 27 Art Exhibits Art at Twin Lakes by Queen City Art Club, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Twin Lakes at Montgomery, Free. 895-1383; Montgomery.

Auditions The Fantasticks, 7-10 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Thea-

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Clubs & Organizations Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Paul Community United Methodist Church, 8221 Miami Road, Public speaking and leadership skills meeting. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472. 351-5005; Madeira.

Education Lifeguard Training Review For Current Lifeguards, 5-9 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Through Feb. 29. $180-$200. Reservations required. 985-0900; Montgomery.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Braxton F. Cann Memorial Medical Center, 5818 Madison Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300; Madisonville.

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

Music - Classical Encore! Linton Chamber Music Series, 7:30-10 p.m., Congregation Beth Adam, 10001 LovelandMadeira Road, "Longing for Spring," selection of songs by Schubert. Thomas Meglioranza, baritone; Reiko Uchida, piano. "Three Romances" by Clara Schumann and "Sonata in a minor" of Beethoven. $30, $10 students. Presented by Linton Music. 381-6868; Loveland.

TUESDAY, FEB. 28 Art Exhibits Art at Twin Lakes by Queen City Art Club, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Twin Lakes at Montgomery, Free. 895-1383; Montgomery.

Lectures Why the Third Branch of Goverment is Important, 7-8:30 p.m., Connections Christian Church, 7421 E. Galbraith Road, Presentation designed to provoke discussion of how important the administration of justice is in our system of checks and balances. Free. Presented by Empower U Ohio. 250-4116; Madeira.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 29 Art & Craft Classes Metal Clay Workshop, 6-8 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave.,

Concludes March 3. Create your own one-of-a-kind bracelet in silver or bronze clay. Learn process from start to finish and acquire knowledge needed to create on your own. All materials provided. Ages 18 and up. $110$135. Registration required. 519-0935; Mariemont.

Art Exhibits Art at Twin Lakes by Queen City Art Club, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Twin Lakes at Montgomery, Free. 895-1383; Montgomery.

Clubs & Organizations Launching NSHMBA Cincinnati’s 2012, 6-8 p.m., Maggiano’s Little Italy, 7875 Montgomery Road, Includes food, cash bar. Meet new board members and network with other attendees. Attire: business casual. Email for more information. Free. Registration required, available online. Presented by National Society of Hispanic MBAs Cincinnati Chapter. 794-0670; site/nshmbacincinnati. Sycamore Township.

Health / Wellness Sexual Health Questions Answered by National Expert, 7 p.m., Barrington of Oakley, 4855 Babson Place, Dr. James Simon, expert on midlife women’s health, osteoporosis and women’s sexual health, will discuss "A Woman’s Sexual Desire Across her Lifespan: What’s Normal and Where do I Fit in?" Includes refreshments. Free. Presented by Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates. 271-5111. Oakley.

Lectures The New Age of Resumes, 9:30-10:45 a.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Seminar for women returning to work after raising children. Ideas for creating a winning resume. $15. Registration required. Presented by Act Three. 351-1800; Amberley Village.

THURSDAY, MARCH 1 Art Exhibits Art at Twin Lakes by Queen City Art Club, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Twin Lakes at Montgomery, Free. 895-1383; Montgomery.

Business Seminars The Benefits of Hosted & Managed IT: Executive Presentation & SMB Panel Discussion, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Full Service Networking, 9987 Carver Road, Hear directly from your peers about advantages of Hosted and Managed IT, a model that lowers IT costs and mitigates the risk of losing critical data by outsourcing the management of your computer network to a trusted business partner. Free. Reservations required. 782-4208; Blue Ash.



Goetta is a Greater Cincinnati ‘thing’ Sometimes when I put this column together, I have so many recipes running through my mind that I don’t know which ones to share at any given time. Right now I have goetta recipes, the Heritage Restaurant’s signature house Rita dressing, Heikenfeld awesome RITA’S KITCHEN chunky granola and a host of others for naturally colored Easter eggs. I guess I’ll start from square one with goetta and go from there. Goetta has Germanic origins, but most people who live in Germany have never heard of it. Inge, my German daughter-in-law who grew up in Germany, said she didn’t have a clue until she moved to Cincinnati. Yes, it’s definitely a Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky “thing.” A possibility about the name is that it comes from the German word “gote” or “gotte,” which means peeled grain. The word became Americanized to mean “goetta,” since the ingredient you cannot do without for authentic goetta is pinhead oats (also called steel-cut oats). Dorsel’s is a common brand.

Rita’s goetta

I’ve been making my mother-in-law Clara’s goetta for years with pork shoulder, just as she made

cooker. A time-tested reader favorite. 3 cups pinhead oatmeal 5 cups water 1½-2 tablespoons salt 1 pound each: ground pork and ground beef 2 medium onions, diced 6 bay leaves 1 teaspoon each: garlic powder, black pepper, crushed red pepper, sage 2 teaspoons allspice 4 beef bouillon cubes 2 additional cups water

Goetta and eggs are a quintessential Cincinnati breakfast. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD. it when they slaughtered hogs in the fall. We fry it with bacon, which is THE way. Goetta freezes well. I’ve changed my recipe over the years and this is my latest one. If you’d like my original one using pork shoulder alone with very few seasonings, check out my blog at You’ll find West Side reader Bill Sander’s recipe, there, as well as Milford reader Don Deimling’s recipe made in a roaster. I’ve borrowed some of Don’s ideas for this recipe. 2 pounds fresh pork shoulder 1/2 of a 19 oz package

Johnsonville original bratwurst, skinned (no substitutes) ½ pound ground chuck 1 large onion, chunked up 2-3 ribs celery, chopped 5 bay leaves 1 teaspoon each: garlic powder and poultry seasoning Couple dashes ground allspice 1-2 tablespoons seasoning salt Pepper to taste 8 cups water 3 generous cups pinhead oats

Put everything but oats into big pot. Bring to a boil, lower to simmer and cook 2 hours, stirring

occasionally. Strain, pour liquid back in pot, chop everything finely and set aside. Add oats to liquid and simmer 2 hours, stirring often, until oats are fully cooked. Stir in meat mixture. Cook another hour or more until a spoon can stand straight up without falling over in the center of the pot. Mixture should be stiff. This is important so goetta sets up later. Pour into plastic wrap-lined pans, and refrigerate uncovered for a day or so. Cover, store in refrigerator, or freeze.

Jim Reinhart’s slow cooker goetta

Jim is an Indiana reader who makes his in a slow

Combine 3 cups of oatmeal with 5 cups water in sprayed slow cooker and cook on high for two hours, stirring occasionally. An hour and a half after putting oatmeal in slow cooker, combine bay leaves, garlic powder, sage, allspice, red pepper, black pepper and bouillon with 2 cups water in saucepan. Bring to boil, then simmer for about 30 minutes or until reduced to 1 cup. Strain and add liquid to slow cooker. While spices are cooking, brown beef and pork with onions. Drain grease and add mixture to slow cooker, either before or after spice mixture goes in. When all ingredients are in slow cooker, turn to low and mix well, stirring often for another two hours. Don’t be tempted to add water, even though goetta gets very thick. If it becomes too thick to stir, add water sparingly but remember, the thicker it is when done, the better it will fry up. Spoon into casseroles, seal tightly and after it cools, put one in the refrigerator and the other in the freezer if

How do you make goetta? What’s your “secret” ingredient? Share your favorite goetta recipe on my blog, Cooking with Rita, at

desired. To serve, sauté in a non-stick or cast iron skillet until both sides are browned. (Add enough salt or it will be bland. The bouillon cubes will help with this.) Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Check out property before buying home With home buying starting to pick up, it’s important to carefully check out not only the house you’re considering but the surrounding property. That’s what an Independence woman learned after she bought a house with a creek in the backyard. Ardella Bachmann bought her house in 1988 and says she didn’t think much about the small creek running through the back of her property.

“The creek was not even close to the width it is now. It was much, much narrower. You Howard could stand Ain in it and HEY HOWARD! touch the sides. Since then it’s gone out of control,” her grandson Kevin says. Heavy rains, along with

Legal Notice The City of Loveland Planning & Zoning Commission will conduct a public hearing Monday, March 5, 2012, at and around 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at Loveland City Hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave., Loveland, Ohio 45140. The purpose of the hearing is to receive public comments on text amendments to the City’s Zoning Code Section 1107.01 Definitions, Chapter 1173.04 Signs Not Requiring a Permit, Chapter 1173.10 O-R Office-Residential District Sign Regulations, 1173.13 H Historic District Sign Regulations, and Chapter 1174 Table of Permitted Signs. The proposed text amendments are associated with promotional signs and portable sandwich board signs. Information about the proposed zoning code text amendments is available for review in the City’s Building & Zoning Department during normal business hours, Monday through Friday. Interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed amendment. Comments may also be submitted in writing to Eva Parker, Building and Zoning Supervisor, 120 W. Loveland Avenue, Loveland, OH 45140 or emailed to Individuals with disabilities requiring special accommodations that are participating in or wish to attend this hearing should call 513-683-0150 at least seven (7) days in advance so arrangements can be made. 1001689925 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The City of Loveland, through the office of the City Manager, will receive sealed bids for the 2012 Sidewalk Replacement Project . The project includes, but is not limited to: sidewalk, driveway apron, curb, and curb ramp replacements, installation of truncated domes on curb ramps, manhole adjustments, and restorations. Work is to be performed in various locations within the City of Loveland. Separate sealed bids will be received by the City of Loveland and then publicly opened and read aloud at Loveland City Hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave., Loveland, OH on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 11:00 AM local time. The SPECIFICATIONS/PLANS may be examined at the following locations: McGraw-Hill Construction Dodge Plan Room 7265 Kenwood Road, Suite 200 Cincinnati, OH 45236 Allied Construction Industries 3 Kovach Drive Cincinnati, OH 45215 Loveland City Hall, City Manager’s Office 120 West Loveland Avenue Loveland, OH (513) 683-0150 Copies Titled "2012 Sidewalk Replacement Project Advertisement, Bid Instructions, Contract, and Specifications " may be purchased at cost at ARC Central / 2863 Sharon Road / Cincinnati, Ohio 45241. Each BIDDER must deposit with his BID, Security in the amount, form, and subject to the conditions provided in the INFORMATION FOR BIDDERS. The City of Loveland (OWNER) reserves the right to accept any PROPOSAL, to reject any or all PROPOSALS, and to waive any irregularities in any PROPOSAL. No BIDDER may withdraw his BID within sixty (60) days after the actual date of the opening thereof. Bidders are advised that State Prevailing Wage requirements WILL apply to this contract. A non-mandatory Pre-bid Conference, to answer any BIDDERS questions, will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 3:00 PM at the Loveland City Hall Council Chambers, 120 W. Loveland Ave., Loveland, OH. Prospective BIDDERS may address inquiries with Cindy Klopfenstein, City Engineer, at 120 West Loveland Avenue, Loveland, OH 45140, (513)683-0150. Note 1: The Owner assumes no responsibility to supply Builders Exchanges and similar plan review rooms with all addenda issued. An attempt will be made to do so; however, only registered plan holders will be notified by fax of expected Addendum 1688982 with short preparation times.

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new home construction and the subsequent increase in rainwater runoff, have led to the increase in the size of the creek. “We had a bridge put in about 15 years ago and we came out one night and saw the bridge had washed down the stream to the neighbor’s yard,” Kevin says. After that, they bought a new, longer bridge and erected it over the span of the creek. Unfortunately,

NOTICE TO BIDDERS STATE OF OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Columbus, Ohio Office of Contracts Legal Copy Number: 120157 Sealed proposals will be accepted from prequalified bidders at the ODOT Office of Contracts until 10:00 a.m. on March 22, 2012. Project 120157 is located in Clermont County, SR-222/749-25.67/0.00 and is a TWO LANE RESURFACING project. The date set for completion of this work shall be set forth in the bidding proposal. Plans and Specification are on file in the Department of Trans1001689940 portation. LEGAL NOTICE SYMMES TOWNSHIP Notice is hereby given that the Cash Basis Annual Financial Report of Symmes Township, Hamilton County, Ohio for the year ended December 31, 2011 has been completed and is available for public inspection at the Township Administration Building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. A copy of the report can be provided upon request. John C. Borchers Fiscal Officer, Symmes Township 1001689049 PUBLIC HEARING SYMMES TOWNSHIP BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Symmes Township Board of Zoning Appeals on Monday, March 5, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of hearing Case (#2012-03) filed by Blake Helms, Hi Five Development Services and Montgomery Community Baptist Church, appellant, for the construction of a 25,000 square-foot student union building south of the existing church and a new 2,400 square-foot multi-use building west of the church, with associated minor site improvements and no new access onto Montgomery Road. The subject property, 11251 Montgomery Road, is presently zoned "A" Residence. A church is permitted in a Residential District as a "Conditional Use". This hearing will be held at Township Admin. Bldg., 9323 Union Cemetery Road. Plans are on file and open for public inspection. Brian Elliff Township Zoning Inspector 1001689403

now the ground below the new bridge also is starting to wash away. Part of the problem appears to be storm water emptying into the creek from a large pipe buried under the Bachmanns’ side yard. There’s a lot of erosion at the site where the pipe empties into the creek. During a heavy rainfall, Bachmann says the water gets so high it reaches the bottom of the bridge as it continues to erode the land. “We will eventually lose this house due to all the moisture and it’s going to get worse. The back deck is very close to the creek now, and it’s going to pull the siding off the house,” Kevin says. The Bachmanns have asked the Kenton County Sanitation District to pipe

the water through their backyard so they don’t lose any more land, but they’ve been turned down because the creek is on private property. Ardella Bachmann says she knew the creek was there when she bought the house 24 years ago. She says, “That’s what they say, ‘Sorry about your luck, you knew about it when you moved in.’ But the creek was small and it was really kind of nice. I had no idea it was going to create a problem or I would not have bought the property.” The creek is naturally flowing on the Bachmann property, so county officials say they are not allowed to do anything to help. What about that pipe bringing in storm water and adding to the problem?

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Foundation hosts celebrity event The Crable Foundation’s inaugural celebrity bartender event will be at Clovernook Country Club iTuesday, March 6. All are invited and more information can be found at This event will help to further The Crable Foundation’s mission of developing tomorrow’s leaders today through Catholic education. The event is free of charge, however donations are welcome. “My goal for this event is to raise enough money to provide tuition assistance to three additional students for the 2012/2013 school year,” Crable Foundation founder and Loveland resident Bob Crable said The celebrity bartender event starts at 6 p.m.,

ABOUT THE CRABLE FOUNDATION The Crable Foundation, founded in 2006 by Bob Crable assists eligible families with the cost of Catholic school tuition. It’s the organization’s mission to help young men and women advance their leadership skills through the opportunities Catholic education provides. Currently, the Foundation is supporting 14 area children, and that number is expected to grow as families are finding it increasingly difficult to provide their children with a Catholic education in these challenging economic times. The Crable Foundation strives to enable families to provide their children with a faith-based education, regardless of their financial situation.

with a cash bar, appetizers, a silent auction and raffle. Guests will be able to mingle with local celebrities, the voice of the Cincinnati Bengals Dave Lapham, the Bengals defensive line coach Jay Hayes, Channel 9 sports reporter Dennis Janson and Local 12 Sports Director Brad

Legal Notice The City of Loveland Planning & Zoning Commission will conduct a public hearing Monday, March 5, 2012, at and around 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at Loveland City Hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave., Loveland, Ohio 45140. The purpose of the hearing is to receive public comments on proposed text amendments to the City’s Zoning Code Section 1107.01 Definitions and Section 1111.07 Special Exceptions to permit mobile food vendors to operate in the Historic district as a special exception use. Information about the proposed zoning code text amendments is available for review in the City’s Building & Zoning Department during normal business hours, Monday through Friday. Interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed amendment. Comments may also be submitted in writing to Eva Parker, Building and Zoning Supervisor, 120 W. Loveland Avenue, 45140 or emailed to Loveland, OH

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Individuals with disabilities requiring special accommodations that are participating in or wish to attend this hearing should call 513-683-0150 at least seven (7) days in advance so arrangements can be made. 1001689923 NOTICE OF MEETING OF SYMMES TOWNSHIP Notice is hereby given that the Board of Trustees of Symmes Township of Hamilton County, Ohio, will meet with the Finance and Audit Committee on February 27, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. for purpose of reviewing the 2009-2010 Audit Report and for discussion of 2012 Permanent Appropriations and future levies. The meeting will be held at the Township Admin. Bldg., 9323 Union Cemetery Road. John C. Borchers Fiscal Officer, Symmes Township 1001689052

Officials say its carrying water from a naturally flowing culvert that had been there. It was piped through the yard by the developer when he sold the property years ago. The Bachmanns says they are very upset about the county’s inability to help, noting it was the county that initially approved all the construction, including building the house so close to the creek. Bottom line, if you’re thinking of buying a house, check it out carefully if there’s a nice little stream in the backyard.


Johansen. “We are thrilled with the response we have gotten from celebrities to support our cause,” said the Crable Foundation’s Executive Director Megan Seibert. For more information or to donate online, visit



District 65 candidates address issues BIOS JOHN BECKER

» Age: 50 » Community: Union Township » Job: Charter school treasurer » Political experience: Served eight years on the Republican State Central Committee and 19 years on the Clermont County Republican Central Committee » Community/civic experience: As a 27-year Clermont County resident and homeowner, I’ve attended and participated in many Becker commissioners,’ trustees,’ council PROVIDED and school board meetings. I’ve spoken with many officials. They have helped me understand what they do and why. I’m also a graduate of the Union Township Citizen’s Police Academy. » Education: MBA with emphasis in taxation » Contact information: or 753-6440.


» Age: 45 » Community: Union Township » Job: Service coordinator at Kings Toyota. » Political experience: A lifetime of being supervised instead of served by the establishment and career politicians » Community/civic experience: Involved in the Union Township/Clermont Tea Party » Education: High school graduate » Contact information: email:; website:

CLERMONT COUNTY — Two candidates are running in the Republican primary March 6 for the Ohio House of Representatives 65th District seat. The winner of the Republican contest between John Becker and Michael Brem will face Democrat Steve Myers in November. Myers is running unopposed in the primary. Ohio’s 65th House District covers northern Clermont County and includes the cities of Milford and Loveland (inside Clermont County) and the townships of Union, Miami, Goshen, Stonelick and Wayne. The Community Press asked each candidate in the contested primary three questions: Q: A few communities in Clermont County are talking to their neighbors about sharing or combining services. How can you help facilitate this “sharing?”

Becker: I’m very much in favor of local governments increasing their efficiencies while maintaining their effectiveness. My attendance at trustee and council meetings provides me with the opportunity to listen for opportunities that the officials may not be aware of. I would initiate changes in state law if, or when, needed. Brem: I’m not sure that it would be a function of the state to be involved in communities “sharing or combining” services. Of course, I’d be willing to help if it is a function of my office. Q: School districts and local governments have seen their state funding cut in the last several years. Also, property values in Clermont County decreased last year by an average 10 percent. What will you do to help schools and local governments that are struggling because of the decrease in funds? Becker: I’m not the type of guy who will be looking to bring home the bacon from Columbus. I will be looking to abolish unfunded man-

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this important to Clermont County? Becker: I’ve attended many of the Clermont County Transportation Improvement District meetings and am familiar with the projects. Many of these projects are vital to area economic development. I’m supportive of them. The Stonelick bridge project concerns me. I support the residents’ concerns of historic integrity. Brem: Of course, I will support any state action that is actually a function of the state in improving roads and economic climates.

Online election info and coverage For information about how and where to vote, visit To follow election coverage provided by the Community Press online, visit

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

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LIFE to participate in $1M hunger challenge Help Loveland InterFaith Effort feed local families by donating to the food pantry during the time period of March 1 to April 30. All donations made during this time will be increased due to our participation in the Feinstein $1 Million Challenge. For the 15th consecutive year, Alan Shawn Feinstein will divide $1 million among hungerfighting agencies nationwide. This money is used to help agencies like LIFE raise funds in March and April.

The more donations made to LIFE from March 1 to April 30, the more of the Feinstein challenge money LIFE will receive. The $1 million is divided proportionally among participating agencies. Only donations or pledges received from March 1 to April 30 can be counted toward the Feinstein challenge. These donations can include cash, checks, food items (valued at $1 per item or pound), or pledges. The LIFE food pantry will

use money collected to buy food from the Freestore and elsewhere to keep the pantry stocked. The LIFE food pantry, at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church on the corner of Lebanon and West Loveland, serves clients who reside in the Loveland school district. The LIFE. food pantry serves an average of 175 families or 460 individuals per month. This number is up from 73 families and 227 individuals in 2004. Donations made to LIFE are used here in our community

to help our neighbors. Please mark all donations “Feinstein Challenge.” Monetary donations may be mailed to LIFE, 101 S. Lebanon, Loveland, OH 45140. LIFE is a 501(c) (3) organization as defined by the Internal Revenue Service, so all donations are tax deductible. Donations of non-perishable food items marked “Feinstein Challenge” may be dropped off in the food pantry bins located just inside the main entrance of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. By making a donation to LIFE from March 1 to

April 30 you can take pride in the fact that you have become a partner in the most successful ongoing effort to fight hunger. For more information on the Loveland InterFaith Effort please visit: www.lovelandinterfaith. org. For more information on the Feinstein Foundation and its philanthropic endeavors please visit: Questions may be directed to the LIFE food pantry at 513-5838222, or Lisa Waddell at

BUSINESS BRIEFS Dunnhumby hires Heinen

DunnhumbyUSA has hired Loveland resident Shelley Strayer Heinen as associate director, communications & media. Heinen will be responsible for managing loyal customer communication campaigns for The Kroger Co. Prior to joining DunnhumbyUSA, Heinen served as account supervisor at gyro (formally GyroHSR), a global creative firm.


Quilts, Lincoln on museum calendar Upcoming events at GreaterLovelandHistorical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive. The museum is open Saturday and Sunday from1p.m. to 4:30 and by appointment during the week, (513) 683-5692. Donations are gratefully accepted. February through May: Quiltsandmorearefeatured aspartofthe"ExploringHistory Through Textiles" 2012



the Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum. March 28: Quilt Workshop, presented by the Quilter's Studio of Loveland and the Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum. Cost is $30 per person which includes materials and instruction; limited participation. Workshop will be held at The Workshop, 442 W. Loveland Ave., Loveland. Register with GLHSM. Participants will complete foursquare wall hanging.

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Mack Pairan set out on a mission two years ago - providing everyday household and hygiene items to families in need. To date he has collected and delivered more than 7,000 items for families who visit the Choice Food Pantry at CAIN - Churches Active In Northside. PROVIDED

Pairan selected in national program Mack Pairan, 13, of Loveland was named one of two Ohio youth volunteers for 2012 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. Pairan was nominated by Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, now in its17th year, is conducted by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Pairan, an eighth-grader at Cincinnati Hills, embarked on a mission in 2009 that has since collected more than 7,000 toiletry items for distribution to the needy through a local food pantry. He learned about the needfortoiletriesatthepantry after his mother went there on a church retreat. “She was telling me how great the need for toiletry items is because the less fortunate are unable to purchase these items with governmentassistance,”Pairan said. “I wanted to get involved because I didn’t understand how people could take care of themselves without the basic toiletries that I take for granted.” He began “Mack’s Mission” by passing out flyers in his neighborhood. This ef-

fort led to donations of 300 items, which Mack took to the pantry. When he saw how grateful the staff there was, he knew he had to do more. He decided to host three annual collection events. Every February he hosts an open house in his home, inviting people to bring toiletries and learn about the food pantry. On the Fourth of July he asks members of his church to fill a cart with toiletries, which he then pushes in the local parade to bring awareness to his cause and solicit more donations. ForHalloween,hepasses outflyersto160housesinhis area and then comes back later to “trick-or-treat” for toiletries instead of candy. “No matter what your age or what you have, there is always someone who is less fortunate than you, and we are all here to serve in our own way,” Pairan said. Pairan will receive $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip in early May to Washington, D.C., where he will join honorees from each of the other states and the District of Columbia for several days of national recognition events. Ten of them will be named America’s top youth volunteers for 2012 at that time.



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

LOVELAND Arrests/citations Amanda N. Hughes, 25, 679 Park Ave. T1, drug abuse-possess/use, drug paraphernalia-use/possess, Feb. 7. Timothy P. Stockton, 42, 1321 Market St., re-cite other department, Feb. 10. Sharon E. Byrd, 46, 700 Arrowhead Trail, domestic violence, Feb. 10. Michael Thomas Stone, 18, 150 E. Broadway St. No. 13, re-cite other department, Feb. 11.

Incidents/investigations Domestic violence At 409 Loveland-Madeira Road, Feb. 10. Re-cite other department At 126 S. Lebanon Road, Feb. 10. At 208 E. Kemper Road, Feb. 11. Theft At 213 Thorobred Road, Feb. 11. At 10045 Shelburn Drive, Feb. 12.

MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Juvenile, 15, assault, Jan. 31. Juvenile, 14, drug abuse, Jan. 30. Nancy E. James-Dombrowski, 49, 1548 Georgetown, domestic violence, Jan. 31. David C. Mueller, 35, 1300 Commons Drive, disorderly conduct, Feb. 1. Debora R. Hutchison, 47, 969 Ohio 28 No. 3, harassment with bodily fluids, assault on police officer, resisting arrest, persistent disorderly conduct, Feb. 2. Juvenile, 14, underage consumption, Feb. 2. David E. Waddell, 38, 616 Paxton Ave., theft, concealed weapons, criminal tools, Feb. 2. Sonja L. Waddell, 33, 616 Paxton Ave., theft, Feb. 2. Juvenile, 17, domestic violence, Feb. 2. Juvenile, 14, underage possession of tobacco, Feb. 3. Juvenile, 17, theft, Feb. 4. Juvenile, 16, theft, Feb. 4. Nicole R. Pate, 31, 1893 Pebble Ridge No. 1, felonious assault, Feb. 4. Lisa Boone, no age given, 10192 Walnut, theft, Feb. 4. Juvenile, 17, drug abuse, Feb. 6.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damage Two tires cut on vehicle at 6308 Melody Lane, Jan. 31. Domestic violence At Georgetown Road, Jan. 31. At Heide Lane, Feb. 2. At Romar Drive, Feb. 3. At Briar Cove Court, Feb. 6. Drug abuse Male student admitted to smoking marijuana before school at Milford Junior High at Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, Jan. 30. Drug abuse Student observed smoking marijuana in vehicle at Milford High School at 1 Eagles Way, Feb. 6.

DEATHS Lucy Reeves Jones

Lucy Reeves Jones, 86, formerly of Loveland, died Feb. 12. Survived by children Phillip Jones, Shawna McCoy; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by husband William

Lucy Jones

Jones, daughter Bonita O'Conner, siblings Grace, Emma Birchwell, Noah, Bill, Ollie, John, Charlie Reeves. Services were Feb. 17 .


1017 Bellwood Drive: Cornwell Alma C. & John R. to Jordan Randall P.; $90,000. 1519 Durango Drive: Ktd Holdings LLC to Roberts Sandra K.; $71,250. 1830 Heidelberg Drive: Djvm Co LLC to Trifilio Scott D. & Diane Dudenhoeffer; $110,350. 2 Apache Court: U.S. Bank National Association Tr to Fsm Jr Properties LLC; $61,000. 610 Carrington Place: Federal National Mortgage Association to Broderick Drew; $44,000.


5680 Tall Oaks Drive, Joan Shearer, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., $53,333.34. 1700 Turnberry Way, Connie Skillman to Wells Fargo Bank NA, $90,000. 1385 Wade Road, Andrew Chandler to U.S. Bank NA, $56,667. 5853 Winchester Drive, Jennifer Younginger, et al. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., $70,000. 5734 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill Road, Kathy White to James B. Nutter & Co., $66,670.



Felonious assault Male juvenile was assaulted at Milford Junior High at Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, Jan. 30. Male juvenile was assaulted at Milford High at 1 Eagles Way, Feb. 2. Male was cut with knife at 1893 Pebble Ridge No. 1, Feb. 3. Misuse of credit card Male stated card used with no authorization at 1420 Return Shot Lane, Feb. 1. Theft Female stated credit card used with no authorization at 10119 Ohio 132, Jan. 31. Tote bag taken from vehicle at 4000 Arrowhead Trail, Jan. 30. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $659 at Ohio 28, Feb. 2. A poster was taken from Dollar General at Lee Lavati Court, Feb. 4. Make-up items taken from Meijer; $16 at Ohio 28, Feb. 4.

Legal Notice The City of Loveland Planning & Zoning Commission will conduct a public hearing Monday, March 5, 2012, at and around 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at Loveland City Hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave., Loveland, Ohio 45140. The purpose of the hearing is to receive public comments on a Planning and Zoning Commission Application for Conditional Use submitted by St. George Russian Orthodox Church for a new church at 118 N. Lebanon Road. Information about the proposed amendment is available for review in the City’s Building & Zoning Department during business hours, Monday through Friday. Interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed amendment. Comments may also be submitted in writing to Eva Parker, Building and Zoning Supervisor, 120 W. Loveland Avenue, Loveland, OH 45140 or emailed to eparker@<mail to:eparker@loveland>. Individuals with disabilities requiring special accommodations that are participating in or wish to attend this hearing should call 513-683-0150 at least seven (7) days in advance so arrangements can bemade. 1690409

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Bottle of Vodka taken from Kroger; $9 at Ohio 28, Feb. 4. Cover for vehicle taken from Meijer; $170 at Ohio 28, Feb. 5. Meat items taken from Kroger; $200 at Ohio 28, Feb. 5. GPS unit and change taken from vehicle at 1202 Teakwood, Feb. 5. Charcoal grill taken at 6736 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Feb. 6. GPS unit taken from vehicle at 1200 Ronlee Drive, Feb. 6. Wood pallets taken from ODOM Industries at Ohio 50, Feb. 6. Underage consumption Intoxicated juvenile reported at Milford High at 1 Eagles Way, Feb. 2.

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Brandon Lalli, 20, 8211 Misty, drug possession at Fields Ertel Road, Feb. 2. Jonathon Key, no age given,

Legal Notice The City of Loveland Planning & Zoning Commission will conduct a public hearing Monday, March 5, 2012, at and around 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at Loveland City Hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave., Loveland, Ohio 45140. The purpose of the hearing is to receive public comments on a Planning and Zoning Commission Application for Special Exception submitted by Dr. Gerald Johnson for the operation of an orthodontist office at 11050 Lebanon Road. Information about the proposed amendment is available for review in the City’s Building & Zoning Department during business hours, Monday through Friday. Interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed amendment. Comments may also be submitted in writing to Eva Parker, Building and Zoning Supervisor, 120 W. Loveland Avenue, Loveland, OH 45140 or emailed to eparker@<mail to:eparker@loveland>. Individuals with disabilities requiring special accommodations that are participating in or wish to attend this hearing should call 513-683-0150 at least seven (7) days in advance so arrangements can be made. 1690407 To place your BINGO ad call 513.242.4000

LEGAL NOTICE OF SYMMES TOWNSHIP The regular March 6, 2012 meeting of the Board of Trustees of Symmes Township, Hamilton County, Ohio, has been canceled and rescheduled for Tuesday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will be held at the Township Admin. Bldg., 9323 Union Cemetery Road. John C. Borchers Fiscal Officer, Symmes Township 1001689225 LEGAL NOTICE The following individuals are delinquent on their rental payments and their personal property will be sold at public sale on Friday, March 2, 2012 at Landen Store & Lock, 2575 W. U.S. Route 22/3, Maineville, OH 45039 at 1:00p.m. These units contain general merchandise and household items. ALEX COPE (268)8449 JONATHAN LN. APT F, MAINEVILLE, OH 45039 JAMES CARBAUGH (212)335 RECORD ST., RENO, NV 89512 These units contain general merchandise and furniture. The last day to pay delinquent rent and charges is FRIDAY MARCH 2, 2012 at 12:00p.m. 1690181 If you’re looking for buyers, you’re in the right neighborhood. Call Community Classified



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Felonious assault Victim struck and threatened at 275, Jan. 26.

Theft Credit card removed at 11359 Montgomery, Jan. 29. Various credit cards of unknown value removed at 11359 U.S. 22, Jan. 28. Catalytic converter removed at 8739 Harper’s Point, Jan. 31. Theft of identity Reported at 11947 Foxgate Lane, Jan. 30.


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RELIGION NOTES Epiphany United Methodist Church

The church is having several ways to start the Lenten Season. Starting at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 and ending at 6 p.m. Feb. 22, there will be a 24 hour prayer vigil. Ash Wednesday service ia 7 p.m. Feb. 22. Following the service, there will be a light meal to break the fast for those fasting. All are welcome.


The church is having a workshop for blended families. Join Meg King, a certified stepfamily coach through the National Stepfamily Foundation ( for this six-week workshop for blended families. Christian values and behaviors will be the underlying foundation of this course and will help guide couples through the ups and downs of this unique stepfamily dynamic. The


workshop will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays, beginning Feb. 23. For information or to register, e-mail King at The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 677-9866.

Loveland Presbyterian Church Sunday worship time is 10 a.m. followed by fellowship classes and Sunday School classes. The church has a youth group for seventh- through 12th-

grade. The church is at 360 Robin, Loveland; 683-2525;; and on Facebook.

Loveland United Methodist Church

Ash Wednesday worship is 7 p.m., Feb. 22. Lenten sermon series, “24 Hours that Changed the World” begins Sunday, Feb. 26. Sunday morning chapel is 8:15 a.m.; 9:30 a.m. is the Engage! contemporary service; and 11 a.m. is the classic traditional service. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for children is 11 a.m. for ages 4 through sixth-grade. Nursery care will be provided all morning on Sunday. Check out our website at, Face-

book, or call the church office at 683-1738 to find out about all the ministry offerings at Loveland UMC. We have opportunities for all ages. Explore Small Groups, Bible Studies, Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, Adults Ministry, Senior’s Ministry and Mission/ Outreach opportunities. We also offer opportunities to connect in various worship arts ministries such as music, drama, and visuals. The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738; Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m.

PromiseLand Church The church is hosting Prayer Revival every Tuesday beginning at 7:30 p.m. Open format. Everyone is welcome to come

and pray. Sunday Worship Service is at 11 a.m. The church is located at 6227 Price Road, Loveland; 677-5981,

River Hills Christian Church

Thriving Moms is a group for moms of infants through high school students that meets weekly to receive encouragement and instruction, make friends and have fun; conducted 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; child care provided. There is a Christian counselor as the parent coach, as well as a mentor mom. Call 583-0371. The church is at 6300 Price Road, Loveland; 677-7600;


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