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Chestnut Street development target

Consultant sees synergy with Station

“The main emphasis downtown needs to be creating more opportunity to support retail. The obvious vehicle for this is Loveland Station. Ideally, this new development would be largely residential with select retail below.”

By Jeanne Houck

The Grand scheme

Despite frigid temperatures, Grand Valley Nature Preserve in Indian Hill remains a popular destination for local residents. The preserve, a 379-acre site Indian Hill bought in 2002 for recreation and preservation, attracts an average of 10 local residents each day in the winter and about 20 in the spring and summer, according to Manager Will McQueen. SEE LIFE, B1

Near the action

The Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce has a new home that will give the group a front-row seat to the city’s downtown revitalization efforts. The chamber has moved into the O’Bannon Building at 123 S. Second St. in Loveland’s downtown historic district. SEE STORY, A2

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Consultants hired by Loveland to identify redevelopment opportunities in the city have targeted a location they say is ripe for the creation of jobs and new taxes – and it’s not in the downtown historic district. The Resurgence Group of Blue Ash says an 8.5-acre, commercially zoned site on Chestnut Street owned by Loveland is positioned for commercial development since it has room for development and is near the LovelandMadeira Road commercial corridor and Interstate 275. “By dedicating the almost nine acres to commercial development,

From a report by The Resurgence Group

Loveland stands to create the kind of synergy that will, when coupled with the Loveland Station development, transform Loveland’s image and utility,” the Resurgence Group says in a report presented to Loveland City Council at council's Feb. 8 meeting. “The Loveland-Madeira Road corridor has a strong footing in retail and service and numerous areas to enhance and extend its commercial appeal.”

Loveland Station is a threeacre site slated for redevelopment on the west side of Second Street between West Loveland Avenue and Broadway Street in the city’s downtown historic district. The city’s plans for Loveland Station – which Loveland has outfitted with infrastructure such as parking spaces as it searches for tenants – call for a small amount of residential development in a project with an emphasis on

See CHESTNUT ST. on page A2

Pennies? Students pledge to do more By Jeanne Houck

Jean-Robert Cadet asked French students at Loveland Middle School to collect pennies to help him save Haitian children from slavery, but the students think they can do better than that. The students have launched a semester-long campaign to earn money in community service projects and donate it to the Jean R. Cadet Restavek Organization (, which was founded by Cadet, himself a former child slave in Haiti. Cadet – who lives in Madeira but travels frequently to Haiti – will use the money to fund his efforts to end child slavery in Haiti and, in the meantime, to save child slaves one at a time by, for example, finding them American homes. Loveland Middle School French teacher Hillary Pecsok has faith in her students’ commitment to raise funds. Last February and March, French students at the middle school raised more than $18,000 to help Cadet’s organization provide Haitian children with new schools and educational and medical supplies needed after the January 2010 earthquake.


A year ago, students at Loveland Middle School held a dodgeball tournament to raise funds for the Jean R. Cadet Restavek Organization, founded by Cadet, seen here hugging a student, to help child slaves in Haiti. Now, French students at the school have just launched a semester-long campaign to earn money in community-service projects to donate to the foundation. Cadet is a former child slave who lives in Madeira. Cadet thanked students at a presentation last December and asked them to continue to support his work, which includes lobbying for mandatory education for Haitian children and encouraging Haitian artists to write songs designed to discourage societal acceptance of child slavery. Cadet has written books and testified before the U.S. Congress and the United Nations. “Mr. Cadet encouraged us to collect pennies, but we as a group decided that we can do more than pennies,” Pecsok said. “We have concluded that we would like to see how much

money we can collect during this second semester of the school year. “I am encouraging French students to do community service projects of their choosing – babysitting, bake sales, crafts sales, chores, shoveling snow, car washes, yard work, etc. – to earn money to contribute to the cause,” Pecsok said. Pecsok hopes community groups join her students in their effort. “Students can create service projects together, individually, with families, church groups, Boy and Girl Scout troops, friends, or

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restaurants, shops and professional offices. But the Resurgence Group report says Loveland should focus on developing Loveland Station as a mixed-use but primarily residential project designed to attract young professionals and empty nesters. “The historic downtown area is flanked by natural beauty and

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A bank account has been set up for money earned by students and for donations. Money or checks made out to “Loveland City Schools” with “LMS French Class” written on the memo line can be mailed to Loveland Middle School, Attn: Hillary Pecsok, 801 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland, OH 45140. neighbors,” Pecsok said. “No donation is too large or too small – coins, bills or checks. The purpose is to promote service to others and commitment to our global community.”


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Loveland chamber gets front-row seat to redevelopment efforts By Jeanne Houck

The Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce has a new home that will give the group a front-row seat to the city’s downtown revital-

ization efforts. The chamber has moved into the O’Bannon Building at 123 S. Second St. in Loveland’s downtown historic district. It’s across the street from Loveland Station, a three-

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acre site on the west side of Second Street slated for redevelopment. The O’Bannon Building also is down the street from the Loveland Stage Company and near city hall on West Loveland Avenue. Jodi Inabnitt, who recently became president of the Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce, said the chamber is leasing the building from John Hill, the owner of John Hill Construction on Oakland Road in Loveland. “We have three offices, a lobby area, restroom, kitchen area and a conference room that will hold around 13 people,” Inabnitt said. “It is really efficient. “Peg (Sheffield, vice president of the chamber,)


The Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce has moved into the O’Bannon Building on South Second Street in Loveland.

and I have offices right next to each other, not to mention we are in the heart of town.” The Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce operated out of the Bauer House at 442 W. Loveland Ave. in Loveland after buying that building in 2007. The chamber sold the Bauer House in December to

Karen Breed because, Inabnitt said, Breed wanted to expand her business, the Quilter’s Studio of Loveland, and there wasn’t enough room at her former site at 434 W. Loveland Ave. Breed bought the Bauer House for $240,000 and the chamber used most of the money to pay what it

BRIEFLY Loveland-Madeira road work begins

Work will begin on Loveland-Madeira Road, between Hopewell Road and the Indian Hill corporation line, beginning Monday, Feb. 28. Work being performed by Barrett Paving is widening at Loveland-Madeira and Ohio 126; along with milling and paving with storm sewer upgrades on LovelandMadeira Road.

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New Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce President Jodi Inabnitt at the chamber’s new offices on South Second Street in Loveland.

owed on the building, Inabnitt said. While the Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased with its new home, Inabnitt said, the group plans to move all events offsite to businesses owned by chamber members in order to bring attention to them. For example, the chamber’s next morning networking session will be at Blue Chip Cookies in Miami Township at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 3. “We are really excited about this transition,” Inabnitt said. “We have the opportunity to truly promote our members by holding events at their place of business. What a great way for them to market.”

This project is anticipated to last until Nov. 18 weather permitting). Problems or questions should be directed to either Wayne Breitenstein with Barrett at 271-6200 or to Dan Durham with the Hamilton County Engineer at 9468430. For information on other projects, visit www.

Puttin’ on the ritz

St. Columban Parish is Puttin’ on the Ritz for its annual fundraising event Saturday, Feb. 26. The Receptions Conference Center in Loveland will be transformed into the glitz and glam of New York city. The evening will feature cocktails and an amazing dinner, spectacular items in the live and silent auctions, and a

balloon pop featuring great prizes. Entertainment will be by the fabulous Paul Otten Band. One of the highlights of the evening is the raffling of a beautiful and unique white gold, diamond pendant donated by Jim and Laura Wolf of James Wolf Jewelers. Attendees can sign up for Party Party events. These themed parties bring parishioners and friends together throughout the spring and summer. The year St. Columban also debuts an online auction to complement the event. Visit St. Cbay at m/stcolumban from Feb.13Feb. 18 to bid on many fun and exciting items that will not be at the event Feb. 26.

Chestnut St. man-made charm that together create an ideal opportunity for cultivating a residential component that will draw quality business throughout Loveland,” the report says. “The main emphasis downtown needs to be creating more opportunity to support retail. The obvious vehicle for this is Loveland Station. “Ideally, this new development would be largely

Live auction items can be previewed at the St. Cbay site as well. A $50 raffle ticket will allow attendees the chance to win any of the live auction items. Winners need to be present to win. For event and raffle ticket details, contact Cathy at or visit GrandAffair.aspx.

Miami Tea Party meets

Miami Township’s Tea party will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, in the Miami Township Civic Center Trustees Room, 6101 Meijer Drive. The topic is “Limited Government, Fiscal Responsibility & Free Markets.” Contact Paul Odioso 300-4253 or E-mail

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residential with select retail below.” Working independently of the Resurgence Group, Indian Hill businessman Richard Greiwe of the Greiwe Development Group has proposed building some 100 upscale apartments at Loveland Station. Loveland City Council is split about Loveland Station having a large residential dimension. City Manager Tom Carroll

said Loveland officials have spoken to many residents, business owners and advisory committee members and, “The response we have received thus far to Mr. Greiwe’s proposal supports a major residential component at Loveland Station.” Carroll said city staff intends to negotiate a preliminary development agreement with Greiwe to present to council.

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Loveland officials to testify against proposed cuts in state funding By Jeanne Houck Two Loveland officials testified before Ohio lawmakers in Columbus Feb. 9 against proposed cuts in state funding. Loveland City Council voted unanimously Feb. Leeper 8 for Councilwoman Paulette Leeper and City Manager Tom Carroll to lobby state legislators not to reduce local Carroll government funds and to provide offsetting revenue if Ohio eliminates the estate tax. “If both of these revenue streams were to be eliminated without replacement revenues, the city would be looking at (an annual) decrease in the general fund of nearly $780,000 (or 14 percent), on average,” Carroll said in a report prepared for the Feb. 8 city council meeting. “This would be a hit the general fund could not absorb without drastic cuts to personnel and services. “Since these revenues impact the general fund, the main areas the city would be looking to cut would be police, infrastructure and general government administration,” Carroll said. State Rep. Cheryl Grossman of Grove City, who represents the 23rd District, is one of the Republican state lawmakers who introduced a bill in January to repeal the estate tax – a position supported by Republican Gov. John Kasich. She refers to it as the “death tax” because it taxes the value of an estate before it is passed to heirs. “Reduction of taxes is key in our future plans for

Symmes Township trustees are stepping up against state legislators plans to cut estate taxes. Trustees Ken Bryant and Jodie Leis approved a resolution opposing House Bill 3 at the Feb. 8 trustee meeting. If House Bill 3 passes, it would eliminate estate taxes. Symmes Township could lose $306,222, or about 17.8 percent, from the general fund. “This is revenue we need or we’ll have to raise taxes ... or cut services,” Bryant said. Fiscal Officer John Borchers said other

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municipalities are also passing similar resolutions to “send a message” to the state that the funding Borchers said there is also talk of cutting local government funds which would account for 16 percent of Symmes Township’s general fund. The general fund is used to help with road repairs, cemetery upkeep, large capital expenditures, daily operations and to match funds for sidewalk and sewer projects. Borchers said he hopes there is enough activity from local municipalities that it stops state legislatures from cutting funding.

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Ohio,” Grossman says on her website. “I believe that our state can be more efficient in how we spend taxpayers’ money and pursue mass purchases in many areas. “Accountability of all funds is a very high priority,” Grossman said. “Elimination of the death tax is important.” Carroll said in his report to Loveland City Council that the estate tax and local government funds are important to the city's budget. He said that in the past seven years, Loveland has collected an average of: • $429,833 a year in estate taxes; • $350,052 a year in local government funds. Loveland City Council sanctioned Leeper and Carroll’s trip to Columbus via a resolution approved Feb. 8 that also notes Loveland has been tightening its belt. “The city of Loveland has reduced its staffing levels, cut its payroll, partnered with other communities when it makes sense, discontinued certain services, contracted services out when it is cost-effective to do so, invested in technology and automation and otherwise found ways to do more with less revenue,” the resolution says. Leeper was sworn on to Loveland City Council Feb. 8 after city council appointed her to serve the remaining 10 months of the term of Paul Elliott, who resigned in late December.


Administrators lobby to stop estate tax repeal Spearheaded by Springfield Township Administrator Mike Hinnenkamp and Trustee Joe Honerlaw, local governments are joining forces to lobby against the proposed repeal of Ohio’s estate tax. The Ohio House of Representatives is considering a bill, recently changed from the original House Bill 3, that would eliminate the tax in 2013. Originally, the bill would have eliminated the tax retroactive to January of 2011. The tax is levied on estates valued at more than $338,333 with 20 percent going to the state and 80 percent divvied up among local governments. While township, cities and villages cannot know what the estate tax revenue will be year to year, officials said they budget based on past history. The township received $1.6 million in 2010, which is 40 percent of its general operating budget. Smaller municipalities like North College Hill received almost $300,000; and Greenhills received almost $50,000 last year. “That might sound like a modest amount,” said Greenhills Mayor Fred Murrell, “but we’ve seen estate tax revenues as high as $620,000.” Hinnenkamp now sits on a steering committee for a statewide group and is urging other local leaders to commit to joining a coalition representing this area. He said several coalitions have formed across Ohio. Meeting to discuss the estate

tax Feb. 8 before heading to Columbus Feb. 9 to testify before a House Ways and Means committee, Hinnenkamp also was asking for money. The Cincinnati-based Government Strategies Group is being hired to help local governments. The cost for the firm’s fivemonth contract is $100,000 to be shared by local governments across the state. “It’s imperative that we are all presenting the same common message and letting residents know what the repeal of the estate tax will mean,” Hinnenkamp said. Without legislators replacing the estate tax funding source, Hinnenkamp said the only option would be cutting services or raising taxes, or both. Honerlaw said Springfield Township is prepared to commit $1,000 a month to that contract. “We need to mobilize and get the word out and have a unified message,” Honerlaw said. “We can't do this on our own.” State Rep. Connie Pillich (D – 28th District) attended the Feb. 8 meeting and said she believed there was a move “to push this bill through.” “Legislators need to hear from you,” Pillich told the group. Hinnenkamp, Honerlaw, Green Township Trustee Tony Upton and Delhi Township Administrator Gary Schroeder were among those who testified in Columbus Feb. 9. – By Heidi Fallon



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Music therapist meets special need By Chuck Gibson

The piano bench is the “comfort zone” for Elaine Whitaker. She’s been playing piano since age 7 and guitar the last five years. The Loveland native earned her music therapy degree from the University of Dayton in May 2009. She passed the board certification exam for music therapy in September 2010. Besides being the new piano and guitar teacher at Loveland Music Academy, Whitaker is the first “adaptive lessons” teacher there. What does that mean? “Elaine can go out to students who can’t come to

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us,” explained Linda Bergholz, managing partner of Loveland Music Academy. That is a very simple explanation for a much more complex situation. LMA is located in a building termed “non-handicapped accessible.” A stairway means difficult access or no access for potential students with special needs. “I know there are a number of people in the community with Autism, Aspergers…the whole gamut,” Bergholz said. “We don’t have wheelchair accessibility. A person who has to use some kind of devices will not be able to come to us. Elaine can go to them.” She said they’ve been contacted in the past by people who wanted to know if they had a teacher that could handle that kind of thing. Until now, the answer was almost always

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no. “Depending on the severity, Elaine can handle a lot of those conditions,” Bergholz said. “Most of us average teachers aren’t prepared to do that.” Her education and experience have prepared Whitaker to leave her “comfort zone” on the piano bench and create a “comfort zone” for students with special needs. She completed a music therapy internship at Big Bend Hospice in Tallahassee, FL., last summer. Her experience has taken her to nursing homes, hospitals, psychiatric facilities, pre-school and high school special education classrooms. “Very few people fit into a traditional learning model,” Whitaker said. “Most people don’t start with the intent to become world class pianists. If you take that approach when you begin to teach a kid, you’re not going to get world class pianists. Almost no kid starts off wanting to be a concert pianist. They don’t want to be taught that way either.” They say every music student learns differently. What works for one doesn’t work for another. In that respect, Elaine’s role as the adaptive lessons teacher is merely an extension of what LMA already does with private lessons. The ability to give instruction to someone whose needs require them to be outside the traditional studio les-


Elaine Whitaker, music therapist, at the piano with Linda Henn-Bergholz, managing partner of Loveland Music Academy where Elaine is the new “adaptive lessons” teacher. sons is what sets Whitaker apart. It’s part of her music DNA. “I got started in music because of the help of everyone else,” she said. “So many people helped me to get a music education at all.” She is especially grateful to her first piano teacher, Mrs. Rieger, who always found a way to “squeeze her in” and even took her on as a piano teacher at the Music Station. Mary Bellman, music director at St. Columban, had her cantor and even substitute on piano at the church to help earn some money. “These people helped me fund my way through high school,” Whitaker said. “I wanted to go to Ursuline, which is really expensive. I wanted to go so bad that I

Drug-Free coalition sets 2011 plans By Mary Dannemiller

The Partners for a Drug Free Milford-Miami Township held its first meeting of the year Jan. 25 at Milford High School. Police officers from Milford and Miami Township, teachers, a former student and other members of the community laid out their plan for the year, which includes several anti-drug, tobacco and alcohol campaigns. “We want to change behaviors in Milford-Miami Township and we need to think about how we’re going to do that,” executive director Stacy Mathis said.

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agreed to pay half every year. Then I had to pay for all of college.” Before she left for college, she began to hear about music therapy. She has an autistic cousin who barely spoke, but music therapy made a dramatic difference in his learning to speak. “That was my introduction to music therapy,” she said. “Then I did a summer internship with a music therapist.” Mimi Sinclair allowed Whitaker to sit in on some of her sessions each week that summer. Those sessions helped her to really understand what music therapy is. “That inspired me to go into music therapy,” she said. “If there is a population that needs help through

music, there’s bound to be someone in music therapy working with that particular group.” Music therapy is a relatively new and growing field offering a wide variety of opportunities for people like Elaine. In school, music therapy majors were required to get experience in different areas. She has classmates working in substance abuse facilities, nursing homes, and grade school special education settings and in private practice with other music therapists. What’s her goal? “I want to make it so someone who wants to learn an instrument, any instrument really, will have that opportunity,” she said Even if she doesn’t know how to play the instrument, her motto is: “If I don’t know how to play it yet, I will.” She has played flute, recorder and learned to play several historic instruments for a college production. She wants that to be everyone’s approach. Whether someone has a very specific special need, or someone asks for a different approach, they won’t hear no. “I want there to be someone to say yes,” Whitaker said. “Whoever it is that calls, whatever instrument they want to play. I want there to be an opportunity for everyone to be able to learn an instrument if they want.” More about the Loveland Music Academy at www.

One way the group hopes to reach local teens is through a campaign where students talk to each other about not drinking or using drugs. “There are so many negative influences out there and we need to see how that influences making the decision to drink, smoke marijuana and use prescription drugs.” Former Milford High School Principal Ray Bauer helped start the task force in 2008, but died suddenly in August 2009. Since his

death, Mathis and other members of the coalition have been busy building a presence in the community with campaigns and meetings. One way the group hopes to reach local teens is through a campaign where students talk to each other about not drinking or using drugs. “We want to emphasize that 95 percent of our students are not doing drugs,” member Jay Batterson said. “It’s not our community norm to do drugs and we want to use that to reduce the number of students who are using drugs.” For details, visit


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Three honored as part of Moeller’s Founder’s Day celeration

Community Press Staff Report Archbishop Moeller High School recently celebrated Founder’s Day Jan. 19 with a special Mass and award presentation. On this day Moeller commemorates its heritage as a Catholic school in the Marianist tradition by honoring the Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, founder of the Society of Mary (Marianists) in France in 1817. As part of the celebration this year, all students were given a special-edition Marianist tie that was designed by current students and donated by alumnus Gary Hopkins ’78 to mark the school’s 50th anniversary year. Following Mass, the Founder’s Award was given to three honorees who exemplify and promote the five characteristics of a Marianist Education through outstanding service and dedication to the Moeller students: Barry Borman, athletic director; Charley Blum, advisory board member and cur-


Guidance department chair Brother Robert Flaherty and President Bill Hunt flank the Founder’s Day Award recipients: from left, Moeller Principal Blane Collison, athletic director Barry Borman and advisory board member Charlie Blum. rent parent, and Blane Collison, principal. Borman was a member of Moeller’s first graduating class in 1964 and has served as teacher, coach and athletic director when he returned to the school after attending college. Charley Blum, father of

Andrew and Michael, Moeller Class of 2011, is a member of the advisory board and serves as the school’s liaison with the Marianist Province. Hunt said Blum is a supporter of the Pastoral Ministry Center and Moeller’s MACH 1 – Moeller Advocates for a Common Hope –


Moeller students model their 50th anniversary gift during the Founder’s Day celebration on Jan. 19. From left: juniors Michael Irwin, Brendan Holmes, Nik James and Kevin Burwinkel. program. Blum is also an assistant coach for the rugby team. On Founder’s Day, the school surprised Blane Collison, Moeller’s principal and academic leader for the past eight years, with his award. Hunt said Collison has been successful with the start of

the House System and encourages using technology in the classroom. He also supports the Pastoral Ministry Center. “In all aspects, Blane’s leadership has demonstrated what it means to fully live the ‘Marianist Charism,’” Hunt said.

HONOR ROLLS Loveland Intermediate

The following students have earned honors for the second quarter of 2010-2011.

High Honors

Fifth-grade – Maddy Armstrong, Joshua Badzik, Allie Baxter, Connor Bayer, Kaitlin Becker, Brandon Bishop, Tommy Blair, Caroline Bond, Kennedy Bontrager, Alex Burton, Owen Busch, Nina Cadigan, Quinn Caney, Aya Cannon, Lucas Carlsen, Cade Cloud, Anna Cooper, Elise Corsmeier, Emma Cousino, Zach Cousino, Ian Cronin, Audrey Daugherty, Emily Daugherty, Ashleigh Deal, Elena Denke, Ricky Deutsch, Emma Dickman, Nick Drury, Delaney Dunster, Sammy Dzigiel, John Ernst, Carolina Escobosa, Wyatt French, Anthony Garafalo, Amy Geiger, Shelly Gilman, Kena Gramse, Jessica Griffiths, Nick Griffiths, Henry Grome, Katie Hansen, Tim Hansen, Sarah Harter, Cate Hawkins, Jake Heyob, Kady Huesman, Austin Huynh, Dani Ivanov, Caleigh Jacobs, Tyler James, Nick Johnson, Sawyer Jones, Hunter Kaesemeyer, Grace Kelsey, Megan Kirlin, Hannah Klopfenstein, Lucas Kuan, Nicole Lacroix, Carly Lawrence, Carson Leppla, Megan Lubinski, Mitchel Lutz, Kameron MacKenzie, Riley Massey, Sam McCorkle, Ashlin McGill, Morgan McKinney, Kaylee Michael, Paige Miller, Tyler Myklebust, Taylor Nuncio, Adam Paddock, Mikey Palma, Louisa Peet, Megan Peters, Ryan Phelan, Cam Porczak, Timmy Purtell, Tyler Quattlebaum, Ethan Rand, Lauren Ratterman, Zachary Richards, Kailee Richey, Heather Rigg, Sean Robinson, Laura Rountree, Garrett Royal, Will Rupe, Sam Sauer, Kevin Scarpa, Blake Schauer, Sam Schwantes, Carson Sence, Jamie Sheeler, Kayla Sheeler, Peyton Shepardson, Emily Siebenmorgen, Sarah Slager, Liam Smith, Sam Smith, Max Sprigg-Dudley, Jenna Stanton, Kate Steensma, Lauren Steensma, Jack Stewart, Colleen Swift, John Tewksbury, Taylor Thole, Radu Vasilescu, Ricky Vilar, Emma Vuyk, Joey Walerius, Lindy Walker, Molly Wallace, Laini Weiler, Samuel Wenger, Kendall Wheeler, Emma Willemin, Jacob Williams, Christopher Wint, Ross Wiseman, Andrea Wittekind, Selena Woyak and Lauren Wright. Sixth-grade – Evan Abbott, Kristyn Aiello, Danielle Baas, Maggie Bailey, Elizabeth Bartnik, Justin Benesh, Claire Beran, Rachel Blumberg, Josh Bodenstein, Andrew Boys, Ale Brousset, Adam Brulport, Roshan Chandrakumar, Maddie Craft, Rachel Crum, Henry Daumeyer, Aiden Dial, Drew Docherty, Maggie Dowd, Kyle Dunlop, Andrew Dygert, Claire Edison, Matthew Ellis, Rachel Ernst, Katie Fackler, Sam Faingold, Lynda Faller, Alec Fields, Taylor Fox, Jonathan Geist, Bailey George, Emma Gillespie, Tamar Goldwasser, Drew Grafflin, Rollie Grinder, David Guzior, Nicklas Haddad, Christian Harris, Kayla Hartzler, Claire Hasenoehrl, Morgan Hastings, Susie Heath, Abby Hickey, Ben Hickey, Julia Hoge, Elle Jenkins, Luke Jenkins, Vishal John, Spencer Johnson, Leah Jordan, Ally Kluender, Lindsay Kluender, Jacob Korniak, Danny Koth, Mitchell LaiFook, Grant Leever, Tess Locasto, Graham Martin, Rachel Martinez, Katie McElveen, Brett McFarland, Courtney Mennen, Hayley Miner, Jessica Morey, Danny Moss, Samari Mowbray, Paige Nash, Emily Naticchioni, Jenny Nguyen, Erik Nilsson, Rachel Oberholzer, Tanner O'Neill, Madison Orlowski, Madi Osborne, Kristen Oshima, Reagan Patton, Jane Pearson, Erica Perl, Spenser Perry, Jeremy Peters, Lydia Powell, Cara Rasmussen, Mark Reich, Ella Richards, Jack Riley, Zach Robbins, Mitchell Robinson, Paul Roman, Jessica Rychlik, Megan Schuster, Zach Seltzer, Emily Shaver, Dalton Shevlin, Ben Smith, Logan Smith, Braxton Smith, Otto Stenzler, Andy Storer, Mitch Suder, Cole Swartz, Ali Syed, Jack Tereck, Eric Thomas, Jack Vezdos, Sara Villegas, Katherine Vuyk, Luke Waddell, Tarah Wagner, Delaney Walker, Bethany Weaver, Abbie Wood, Kaleb Young and Marty Zimmer.


Fifth-grade – Jared Arnold, Cole Ayers, Francisco Becerra Zarate, Emma Blackburn, Anthony Bober, Kyra Bolt, Mallory Brakvill, Lexi

Braun, Matt Bryant, Will Bucchi, Megan Buchanan, Zoe Bugge, Maddy Butts, Scott Carpenter, Reggie Chandler, Adam Clark, Jesse Clark, Sarah Clifford-Tingle, Alex Collett, Josh Cook, Christian Cotsonas, Abby Cullen, Wes Damron, Benjamin David, Sam Denman, Garrett Dickerson, Eli Divine, Tyler Dombroski, Kenyon Eddie, Grace Farley, Anna Farnsworth, Colin Flanagan, Nasim Fredj, Scott Furlong, Trinity Givens, Dylan Hagy, Payton Hasty, Cole Heck, Julia Henderson, Matthew Henke, Jake Hermiller, Evan Highland, Brianna Hitzeman, Brendan Hogan, Olivia Housemeyer, Zoe Huesman, Nicole Ignacio Madrigal, Alyssa James, Jerry Jiang, Kiki Johnson, Shaina Kadakia, Lauren Kahrs, Ava Kennedy, Ian Knabe, Molly Kramer, Owen Landsom, John Lemon, Morgan Limmer, Andrew Lin, Michael Lippi, Leah Loukoumidis, Emily Lynn, Conor Mackey, Dalton Mason, Brady McCluskey, Hannah McDaniel, Madison McDermott, Elysia McLearen, Christian Meyer, Gunnar Michelfelder, Kaid Milam, Tanner Miller, Ashley Monaco, Mitchell Morgan, Drake Mueller, Fonda Ngu, Juliana Oney, Riley Owens, Lauren Parker, Claudia Peet, Alec Peterson, Jacob Pigford, Jason Powell, Abbie Puchta, Ellie Puchta, Zach Reichman, Ethan Riede, Brandon Riehle, Sam Russo, Alex Scharfenberger, Ian Scheeler, Andrew Scherpenberg, Ashley Schmoock, Evan Schneider, Tara Schroer, Carson Schulke, Miya Shultz, Madison Siekman, William Siekman, Kara Simons, Charlie Sims, Nick Sloane, Cade Smeller, Jonah Smith, Loden Smolenski, Seth Stacy, Jonathan Stansbury, Stone Taul, Skylar Taylor, Kirk Tegtmeier, Gabe Thomas, Christopher Truesdell, Sophie ViseHolman, Dylan Walton, Nate Webster, Casey West, Lexi Williams, Rachel Williams, Melissa Wise, Cooper Wood and Sydney Wright. Sixth-grade – Cam Addington, Sohaib Ahmed, Kiley Allen, Cheyenne Atkinson, Katelyn Bailey, Kristen Bailey, Hannah Bashardoust, Grace Bateman, Julian Baumann, Cameron Beck, Cole Behrens, Claire Belcik, Jacob Bellamah, Autumn Binford, Brent Blust, Allie Breyer, Megan Brezina, Erin Brophy, Ashley Brown, Alex Brownfield, Cory Brumley, Sam Brzezicki, Delaney Buehler, Lucy Burns, Paige Buttram, Brycen Carle, Jack Carver, Joe Carver, Jacob Clements, Max Coleman, Adrian Conte, Charlie Coons, Olivia Cox, Max Daugherty, Aniliese Deal, Eden DeAtley, AJ Delcimmuto, Evan Dodds, Brady Dotson, Ryan Drapeau, Jenny Drechsler, Kalyn Ebinger, Margaret Eilert, Thomas Elam, Noah Elliott, Nick Engel, Garrett Fasig, Ben Federman, Josh Ferrell, Dominic Ferreri, Luigi Fierro, Niki Fiorenza, Grace Fjelstul, Brian Fleming, Haley Florence, Brady Funke, Peyton Geers, Alison Goret, Nicole Goret, Hannah Gray, Blue Gunn, Brian Haberer, Allese Haddad, Emily Hageman, Kira Hamlin, Alex Hansberry, Jackson Herrmann, Andrew Hesse, Joe Hilliker, Morgan Hoffman, Karlin Holley, Kyle Hook, Elise Hubers, Bethann Hughes, Connor Hundley, Mason Hytree, Rachel Jackson, Regan Jeffery, Brad Jodice, Sam Joy, Zachary Karp, Elise Kendrick, Mitch Kennedy, Alicia Kenny, Danielle Kenyon, Ben Kieffer, Trevor Klein, Drew Kluender, Brett Kluge, Evan Koknat, Nate Lawry, Kyle Magee, Matt Maples, Grace Marlatt, Jordan Marschhausen, Sean Mary, Alec McClellan, Britney McGeorge, James Meckey, Jacob Morra, Eloise Morrison, Andrew Moss, Megan Mueller, Jenna Nichols, Austin Nuncio, Luke Oslack, Jacalyn Parsley, Jacob Payzant, Ava Peter, Natalie Pfaltzgraff, Morgan Pontsler, Caroline Poole, Emily Poole, Erin Portune, Trey Potts, Zoe Price, Zach Ramsey, Lucy Rawson, Renn Redslob, Ryan Rolfes, Alix Rose, Michaela Ruark, Mitchell Saatkamp, Dane Sabo, Jack Sexton, Kaylie Simms, Torey Slagel, Carrie Slusher, Tayla Smart, Joseph Smith, Jack Stanley, Will Sturgis, Mackenzie Talbott, Ashley Taylor, Connor Thomas, Sam Toney, Leah Turner, Gunnar Tuttle, Brad Utterbeck, Sam Vargas, Micayla Veeneman, Sarah Walsh, Katelyn Warden, Braden Watts, Brooke Webb, Andy Wellington, Hunter Wentland, Calvin Whitaker, Owen Wilhoite, Davis Wilson, Delaney Wilson, Kelsey Zetterberg and Noah Zirpoli.


Ursuline Academy will present “Starry Starry Night,” an evening of vaudeville entertainment, Friday, March 4, at the Besl Theatre at Ursuline. Pictured is UA music director Chris Larsen (top, center) with the students’ version of “Ziegfeld Girls” at last year’s “Starry Starry Night.”

Ursuline presents ‘Starry Starry Night’ Ursuline Academy will present “Starry Starry Night,” an evening of vaudeville entertainment that features Broadway star Teresa DeZarn, at 7 p.m. Friday, March 4, at the Besl Theatre at Ursuline. DeZarn’s credits include “CATS,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Showboat,” “The Three Penny Opera,” “The Secret Garden” and “Mystery of Edwin Drood.”

She will be accompanied by Ursuline alumna-musician Mary Lou Dulle Boylan. Other entertainment on the show will be the Dixieland music of the “Buffalo Ridge Jazz Band,” the comedy group “Broadminded,” the Ursuline Academy A Cappela Choir, Women’s Chorus, Show Choir and members of the UA Jazz Ensemble.

There also will be student soloists and other entertainment by faculty members. Tickets are $35 per person and include hors d’oeuvres, desserts and beverages. Proceeds will benefit upgrades for the Besl Theatre. Reservations can be made at; deadline is Feb. 25.


Tara Paugh, daughter of Tracy Karle of Loveland, has accepted a Presidential Scholarship from Xavier University. She will graduate from Loveland High School this year, where she is active in the National Student Leadership Conference.

Loveland’s Got Talent

Bee season


St. Margaret of York School sixth-grader Grant Leavengood, right, won his school’s spelling bee. He will now take an online spelling test to try and qualify for the regional WCPO Spelling Bee Feb. 19 at The Underground Freedom Center. Leavengood is here with runner-up and seventh-grader Owen Faulhaber and spelling bee coordinator Lee Leist.

Loveland Middle School will host the “Loveland’s Got Talent 2011” talent show at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, in the school’s auditorium. The show will open with all the cast performing to Disney favorites “You’ve Got A Friend in Me” and “Under the Sea,” with choreography by Jenna Zinnecker and friends. The acts include singers, dancers, musicians and comedians. Janet Metzelaar, a community volunteer with the Loveland Stage Company, is directing the show, which is sponsored by Loveland Middle/Intermediate School PTSA. Tickets are $3 at the door. Light refreshments will be sold before and after the show.



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The week at Loveland

• In girls basketball, Anderson beat Loveland 5128, Feb. 12. Loveland’s topscorer was Katelyn Tracey with 10 points. • The Turpin boys basketball boys basketball team beat Loveland 54-47, Feb. 15. Loveland’s top-scorer was Wesley Kyles with 17 points.

The week at Moeller

• The Moeller boys basketball team lost 65-45 to Middletown, Feb. 15. Moeller’s top-scorer was Josh Davenport with 17 points. • In boys bowling, Moeller beat Walnut Hills 2,574-2,541, Feb. 15. Moeller’s Daniel Oehler bowled a 468.

The week at CHCA

• The Clark boys basketball team beat Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, Feb. 12. CHCA’s top-scorers were Jon Price, Nick Lawley and Eric Rice with 10 points each. On Feb. 15, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy beat Mariemont 54-46. CHCA’s top-scorer was Aaron O’Neill with 14 points. • The McNicholas girls basketball team beat CHCA 57-30, Feb. 12. CHCA’s topscorer was Morgan Prescott with 13 points.

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Coach of the Year

Defiance College Alumni Varsity D recently presented Moeller High School varsity baseball coach Timothy Held with Coach of the Year honors. Held’s team at Moeller was 29-2 for the season last year, finishing Held first in the Greater Catholic League Championship and competing in the Division I State tournament, making it to the final four. Held was named State of Ohio Coach of the Year and Greater Catholic League Coach of the Year. The Alumni Varsity 'D' is an organization created to promote athletics at Defiance College.

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Tough season ends for Loveland By Tony Meale

If the best compliment you can get is from your peers, Loveland High School girls basketball coach Ashley Brothers is in good hands. “When you’re shaking hands after the game,” Brothers said, “I’ve had several coaches tell me, ‘Your team plays really hard, and I can’t believe they’re 3-and-whatever.’” Indeed, it’s been a tough year for the Tigers – when it comes to the win column, at least. Replacing five starters will do that to you. Only two of this year’s regulars – senior Alex Kamm and junior Rachel Baker – saw significant action last season.

“Even the seniors playing this year were inexperienced,” Brothers said. So the Tigers have struggled. They started 0-5, got a fivepoint home win over Walnut Hills Dec. 15 and went 2-12 the rest of the way. They finished the regular season 3-17 overall and 3-13 in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference East division. Loveland was 15th of 17 teams in the FAVC in scoring (40.3) and 16th in points allowed (54.2). Still, the Tigers played hard. “I told my girls, ‘With adversity comes character,’ and they showed a lot of character,” Brothers said. “They went out there every game and tried to win. They never once

thought (about what our record was), they never quit, they hustled, they played hard – they competed.” Loveland, seeded No. 31, fell 36-32 to No. 24 Little Miami in its postseason-opener Feb. 19. Junior guard Ariel Fisher led the Tigers with 7.9 points per game and shot a league-leading 47.7 percent from the floor, while Baker was second on the team with 7.8 points per game. “They just do whatever you ask them to do,” Brothers said. “They’re not the biggest players, but they’re the biggest we have. And they went in the post and played defense and rebounded. They’re both very athletic girls. Kamm and freshman Sydney

Dudley average 5.6 and 5.5 points, respectively. “Sydney plays good defense and takes pretty good care of the ball,” Brothers said. “She still makes little freshman mistakes, but she’s getting better. She started to attack more and look for her own shot, and I’d like to see her continue that and be more of a scoring threat down the line.” Also contributing are seniors Leah Alford, Presley Benzinger, Ali Dee and Katelyn Tracy; junior Ashley Frees; and sophomores Allie Suder, Katie Swaine and Taylor Hoffman. Luckily for the Tigers, five of their top six scorers return next season.

TOURNAMENT BRIEFS The following results involve teams or individuals who advanced in the winter posteason.

Boys swimming/diving

The following athletes are moving on to the state swimming and diving tournaments in Canton. Diving is Feb. 23-24. Swimming is Feb. 25-26.

Division I

• Austin Caldwell, Loveland (50 free, 20.87; 100 free, 45.40) • Matt Swaine, Loveland (diving, 393.45) • Moeller (200 medley relay, 1:35.52) • Kevin Schwab, Moeller (50 free, 21.50) • Christian Josephson, Moeller (100 fly, 51.12)

Academic All-Ohio

Archbishop Moeller High School’s football team was recently recognized by the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association for academic excellence. To qualify, the grade point average of the top 22 letterman for each team was averaged and ranked. Only 20 of the 715 eligible high s c h o o l s throughout Ohio earned the coveted honor of Academic AllOhio. Tull The Ohio High School Football Coaches Association also recognized Joe Tull, offensive lineman for Moeller High School, as a member of the 2010 Academic All-Ohio Football Team. Only 111 student-athletes from more than 35,000 players throughout Ohio were recognized for this prestigious award. To qualify, the honoree must exhibit exemplary academic performance in combination with outstanding athletic ability.

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Division II

• Danny Moorehead, CHCA (1meter diving, 454.75)

Girls swimming/diving

The following athletes are moving on to the state swimming and diving tournaments in Canton. Diving is Feb. 23-24. Swimming is Feb. 25-26.

Division I


Losing Moe-mentum

• Hailey Booth, Loveland (100 fly, 56.50) • Alisa Marsteller, Ursuline (100 freestyle, 51.97; 200 IM, 2:04.13) • Emily Slabe, Ursuline (100 backstroke, 54.78; 100 butterfly, 56.10) • Bridget Blood, Ursuline (200 IM, 2:06.6) • Ursuline (200 freestyle relay, 1:37.30) • Ursuline (400 freestyle relay, 3:32.05) • Ursuline (200 medley relay, 1:45.10)

Division II

Moeller High School senior Charlie Byers, right, leads a fast break against La Salle senior Trey Casey Feb. 18. Byers scored eight points, but it wasn’t enough; Moeller lost 42-28, and La Salle earned a split of the GCL-South title. The Crusaders, which started the season 18-0, enter the playoffs on a two-game losing streak.

• Kendall Hart, CHCA (100 butterfly, 58.60)

Girls basketball Division III

• No. 7 CHCA defeated No. 4

Reading, 39-37, Feb. 19. CHCA plays Georgetown Feb. 23 at Fairfield.


The following athletes will move onto the district wrestling tournament Feb. 21-26.

Division I

• Nick Shea, Loveland (112); 1 • E.S. Lawrence, Loveland (160); 2 • Kylee Knabe, Loveland (171); 1 • Gunner Lay, Loveland (189), 1 • Austin Wesley, Loveland (130); 3 • Cam Adams, Loveland (135); 4 • Chaz Schebor, Loveland (145); 4 • Danny Sarnecki, Loveland (152); 4 • Tyler Tepe, Moeller (103); 2 • Andrew Mendel, Moeller (112); 2 • Brian MacVeigh, Moeller (119); 1 • Joey Ward, Moeller (125); 1 • Tyler Ziegler, Moeller (130); 1 • Dean Meyer, Moeller (140); 1 • Dakota Sizemore, Moeller (145); 1 • Michael Blum, Moeller (152); 2 • Krieg Greco, Moeller (160); 2 • Alex Powell, Moeller (171); 1 • Jerry Thornberry, Moeller (189), 2 • Chalmer Frueauf, Moeller (215), 2 • Caleb Denny, Moeller (285); 1

Division III

• Zach Alvarado, CHCA, (103); 1 • Kealli Cummings, CHCA, (112); 3 • Matt Alvarado, CHCA, (140); 3 • Tyler Kirbabas, CHCA, (285); 3


• Moeller High School had a firstround bye before beating Gahanna Lincoln 6-2 Feb. 20 in Dublin. They will play St. Xavier High School at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 26, at Nationwide Arena. The winner of that match will play at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, against the winner of the Sycamore/Jerome Dublin game.


• Loveland junior Tara Spencer took fourth overall in the city gymnastics championship Feb. 19. She placed third on vault, fourth on floor exercise and eighth on beam.

Tigers bow to Anderson, Turpin in season enders The following are submitted Loveland boys basketball summaries.


Turpin 54, Loveland 47 – In a tough loss for the Tigers, Wes Kyles led all scorers with 17 points. Nick Hoffman followed with 11 points, followed by Jeremy Sears with eight points. Austin Stahl exhibited good ball movement and assists. Anderson 56, Loveland 51 – West Kyles led all scorers with 21 points Feb. 19. Anthony LaMacchia had 13, and Nick Hoffman had 11 points.

Junior varsity

The Loveland JV boys basketball team was 1 and 1 in the last week of the season winning on the road against Turpin and falling to a rugged Anderson team in the season finale. Coach Jeremy Ward’s team beat Turpin in a rematch on Feb. 15 with the final score Loveland 34, Turpin 31. The Tigers were led by freshman Austen Funke who had 18 points and six rebounds. Two other freshmen contributed with Will Edison chipping in seven points, and JC Kraml adding six. On Feb. 18, the JV team dropped their final game of the season to a much bigger, physical Anderson team. Sophomore Bryson McGillis

lead the scoring attack for the Tigers with 12 points on four 3-point buckets, and sophomore Matt Becker led the team in rebounding with five and also added six points. Freshman Austen Funke rounded out the scoring with six. Ward’s team showed significant improvement from the first half of the season to the second with some signature wins over tough conference opponents and battling others to the final buzzer.


The Loveland freshman team finished the season this past week with a strong win Feb 15 against Turpin 44-24, and a loss Feb. 18 to Anderson on the road 45-34. In the Turpin win, all 10 active players scored with Brian Bullock (13), Garrett Campbell (6), Nate Cox (5), Charlie Schickel (5), Trey Heath (4), Marty Robins (3), and Alex Dzigiel (3) leading the way. Bullock, Campbell, and Luke Groene led the Tigers in rebounds. In the loss to Anderson, Brian Bullock (10), Bryce Demoret (7). Brendan Dzigiel (7), Charlie Schickel (4), and Garrett Campbell (4) were the leading scorers for the Tigers. Leading the Tigers in rebounding were Brendan Dzigiel, Luke Groene, and Charlie Schickel. Coach Marchal’s Freshman Tigers finished the season with a 137 record.


Tournament triumph

The St. Margaret of York fifth-grade basketball team celebrates winning the St. Michael’s tournament in January. From left are Jackson See, Cam Luni, Colin Prowse, Chase Hornback, Andrew Warman, Sam Konrad, and Donnie Ginnetti. Coaches in back are Chad Prowse and Dough Hornback. Not pictured are Conner Heard and coach Jerry Heard.

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Lions forge through sectionals

Redemption. That’s what the Ursuline Academy basketball team got when it knocked Lakota West out of the first round of the sectional tournament, Feb. 17. Ursuline, who was eliminted by Lakota West last season, avenged the defeat with a 68-45 win over their playoff rival. The Lions further extended their postseason with a 50-32 drubbing of St. Ursula, Feb. 19. Ursuline has looked sharp through its first two postseason contests, despite

falling short in their 49-46 regular-season finale loss to Mount Notre Dame, Feb. 12. The defeat cost Ursuline a share of the Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League Scarlet championship. Despite the setback, Lions head coach David Loper likes how his team fared during the regular season. “I feel good about the way we’ve been playing,” he said. “We had a slip on the banana in the last game, but we are playing well.” Loper pointed to his team’s ability to bounce back from a 1-3 start as proof that his squad can handle adversity.

He added that one of the high points of the season came when the Lions went on a seven-game winning streak after suffering a 20point loss to No. 1 ranked Princeton High School, Jan. 13. “I’m proud of the kids. They’ve done an outstanding job,” he said. The Lions have featured several talented players throughout the regular season that could prove to be difference makers in the playoffs. Morgan Donovan is fifth in the Scarlet Division with 11.2 points per game, while teammate Ellie Greiner isn’t far behind with 9.3 points

per contest. Sophomore guards, Violet Goodwin (5.2 points) and Michele Christy (5.1 points) have also shined under the tutelage of upperclassmen such as Brigid McCuen, Chelsea Baltes, Grace Meyers and Lynessa McGee Loper added that his squad’s mental toughness was an important factor on having success this season. After finishing the 20092010 campaign as the No. 1 ranked team in the city, Loper and the Lions knew they would get every team’s best shot this winter. “You can talk about mental toughness, but say-

Ringside seat for boxing at Moeller By Scott Springer

History shows the first heavyweight boxing match with gloves was held in Cincinnati on Aug. 29, 1885. Local boxing enthusiasts will also note that the area has had some champions including heavyweights Ezzard Charles and Tony Tubbs, junior welterweight Aaron Pryor and bantamweight Timmy Austin. Much of that is ancient history, particularly among the younger demographic that favors mixed martial arts. However, thanks to the efforts of the Cincinnati High School Boxing Club, boxing was alive and well Feb. 13 at Moeller High School. Since 2004, this local fight group has kept boxing in the mix at the high school level by taking on Aquinas Institute out of Rochester, N.Y. For one day, Moeller's gym became the Madison Square Garden of the Midwest as 24 bouts were held. Kenny Christo coached the Cincinnati club and observed each match carefully at ringside. "The kids have gotten exponentially better over the years," Christo said. "We make the match-ups as even as we can." Christo describes the style of the event as "oldschool" boxing. "It's all about scoring points, head movement and straight punches," Christo said. "The quickest way between two points is a straight line." For some, the setting was something new. Not all of the participants were experienced boxers. Moeller senior John Lair has been wearing the headgear for just three months. Lair was one of the nine Cincinnati boxers awarded a medal for winning. His reasons for trying the sport are similar to those of the other participants. "For the training, for the thrill of it," Lair said. "When you're in the ring, I've never had that feeling before. It's adrenalin, pure adrenalin." Smiling with his braces and standing maybe 5-6, Moeller sophomore Jim Breitenbach's size and lefthanded approach worked in his favor, as he easily dispatched his older Aquinas opponent. (Video below) "It could've even helped me," Breitenbach said of his appearance. "Maybe he underestimated me. It just comes down to execution. I felt I was in good shape for this fight and that helped me."


Moeller High School senior Sean Scott battles with his Aquinas opponent, Michael Schiffhauer. Scott won the match. They were both named “Outstanding boxers” in the event Feb. 13 at Moeller. Where Breitenbach was "sneaky good," Moeller senior Anthony Hall looked like a guy who will spar anyone. The 175-pounder is going to continue his career at Miami University. After playing football, basketball and baseball for the Crusaders, he's focusing on boxing now. "It stemmed from my dad," Hall said. "My mom and stuff didn't want me to." That makes one wonder what Alexis Cook's mother thinks? Alexis traveled from Rochester with Aquinas. At first glance, you may think she's a ring girl. During a bout, her knowledge and passion becomes evident.

Alexis Cook is a boxer and male suitors best be warned. "Most of them don't expect me to be a boxer because they have this image of girl boxers being big and tough looking," Cook said. Cook has been boxing for three years (two years more than most of the Cincinnati fighters). The outstanding boxers of the tournament were Moeller senior Sean Scott and Aquinas sophomore Michael Schiffhauer, who were saved for the last bout. (Video below) The two went toe-to-toe in a flurry down the stretch, with Scott being declared the winner, but both receiv-

ing plaques. Scott's friends wrongly think his sport is not that demanding. "They think it's a piece of cake," Scott said. "As many punches as we throw and the movement, it really gets you tired." Scott will go on and fight in the Cincinnati Gold Gloves competition (along with schoolmate Anthony Hall and La Salle's Kyle Taylor) in early April at the Western Hills Sports Mall. Featured on the Cincinnati High School boxing team were 13 fighters from Moeller, three from Lakota West, and one each from Winton Woods, Little Miami, La Salle, Mason and McAuley. They train at the Cincinnati Fitness and Boxing gym on Spring Grove Ave.


Ursuline Academy’s Violet Goodwin recovers a loose ball and passes it to a teammate as Lakota West’s Adrianna McNeal and Devyn Ciotti try to stop her Feb. 17 at Lakota East in the basketball playoffs. Ursuline won the match. ing it and doing it are two different things,” Loper said. “But the girls came through, because you do have a target on your back when you have success, but we had a good year.”

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Results from Feb. 13 boxing matches Moeller freshman Alec Pleatman defeated Aquinas freshman Jim Brennan Aquinas freshman Dominic Lioti defeated Moeller freshman Gus Schwartz Aquinas senior Alexis Cook defeated McAuley sophomore Cristi Farwick Moeller sophomore Johnny Kuprionis defeated Aquinas sophomore Daniel DeLaus Moeller freshman Norwin Adarve defeated Aquinas freshman Dominic Arieno Aquinas senior Thomas Fornarola defeated Lakota West senior Sam Wheatley Aquinas sophomore Mike Cappa defeated Little Miami junior Ryan Scanlan Aquinas junior Frank Insalaco defeated Moeller junior Greg Garland Aquinas senior Brandon Parker defeated Moeller junior Ryan Whitney Mason senior Seth Harrison defeated Aquinas senior June Ge Aquinas junior JonCarlo

Gallea defeated Lakota West junior Andrew Zgoda Moeller senior John Lair defeated Aquinas junior Mark Zajac Aquinas junior Christian Henderson defeated Winton Woods senior Terrell Houston Aquinas sophomore Dillon Cup defeated Moeller sophomore Grant Kraushar Moeller sophomore Jim Breitenbach defeated Aquinas junior Marcus Mile Aquinas junior Christian DeJesus defeated Lakota West senior Derek Barry Aquinas freshman Ian Reynolds defeated Moeller freshman Aaron Webb Moeller senior Anthony Hall defeated Aquinas sophomore Jack Leonardo La Salle senior Kyle Taylor defeated Aquinas sophomore Williams Leonardo Moeller senior Sean Scott defeated Aquinas sophomore Michael Schiffhauer

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Watch for warning signs of random violence Random violence has plagued society throughout history. A new emerging trend is the active shooter scenario. These individuals indiscriminately murder innocent people. Whether in schools, malls or other large areas, these incidents are devastating and traumatic. Although they appear random, there are warning signs that can denote the potential for this behavior. Awareness and early intervention is necessary to prevent many lives and families from being destroyed by this kind of violence. Most active shooters plan their attacks for several months or even years. These attacks are usually perpetrated by mentally disturbed individuals who lack proper mental health treatment. Although in some cases political rhetoric has been blamed, these offenders usu-

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ally commit these acts of violence because of unrelated personal issues. Distorted beliefs and unrealistic ideals about life are usually at the root of this behavior. Based on news reports, this appears to be the case with the active shooter in Tucson,

Arizona, Jan. 18. History has shown random violent offenders begin with behaviors that offer mild warning signs and progress into more violent rhetoric and actions. This ultimately culminates into a tragic

CHATROOM Feb. 16 questions

What do you think of the plans for the new Horseshoe Casino at Broadway Commons, and do you think you will patronize the casino? Why or why not? “I am glad that Ohio and Cincinnati will finally be getting a casino. I think the location will revive that area of downtown. As a non-smoker it will be nice to frequent a non-smoking casino. I can only hope there is plenty of safe parking on site. It will be nice to see local casino dollars going towards Cincinnati and Ohio tax coiffures. Go figure!” T.D.T. “Yep, I will probably go once a year or so, and have some fun. I think the plans look good, and when done, tax revenue will begin to stay in Ohio, and quit going to fund Indiana!” C.H. “I think that the Horseshoe Casino will bring a lot of revenue to our city not to mention jobs. This just might be the boost to our local economy that we needed. Nothing else has worked so far. As far as visiting it, Yeah. Once or twice. We aren’t huge gamblers. I just hope that the number of our police officers will increase to correspond with the visitors that a casino brings.” D.H.


Souvenir die carry a Horshoe Casino logo.

Next questions Loveland officials are lobbying state leaders not to eliminate the estate tax, from which the city collects about $780,000 per year. Do you support Loveland’s efforts? What do you think will be the effect if collective bargaining is eliminated for state workers? Every week The Loveland Herald asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with “chatroom” in the subject line. “I would definitely give it a try ... Indiana is too far to drive for some people and I like the idea of bringing business to downtown ... I would advise gamblers to use caution since Cincinnati has a bad reputation for crime.” B.S. “A long time ago, I swore that I would not go to another casino until there was one in Ohio. My continued patronizing of The Horseshoe will depend upon how ‘loose’ the slots are.” R.A.R. “The casino should be on the river near The Banks project. Broadway Commons is downtown where there is a lot of crime.” J.E.T. “The Horseshoe Casino is a great project. I believe the Casino will become a major attraction for downtown Cincinnati, both for residents of southern Ohio and convention visitors. It will also help to develop the eastern part of Over-The-Rhine into an entertainment area and a restaurant area.” R.W.

Miami Township officials are exploring the possibility of adopting a vicious dog resolution. Is this a good idea? Why or why not? No responses.


A rendering of the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Ind. This view is to the south or southeast, from Reading Road and Broadway. The Cincinnati Casino will look similar to the Horseshoe Casino.

violent event in the absence of intervention and treatment. A major finding by the U. S. Secret Service is that most assassins, such as active shooters, are not discovered by law enforcement prior to the event. However, the majority do present warning signs to friends and family members (1). Because of this it is important to be aware and notify law enforcement for intervention when warning signs are present. Signs include individuals viewed as outcasts and who are sometimes bullied or teased. They may appear shy, but then act out in violent ways. Many suffer from depression and can dehumanize others. They often are captivated by weapons, bombs or other paramilitary activities. They often keep a journal of thoughts about vio-

lence or rejection and may display an attitude of superiority or an exaggerated sense of entitlement. Another common activity and warning sign is participation in cruelty to animals. They may openly discuss mass shootings or other violent scenarios and view them as favorable actions. While not a warning sign by itself, these individuals are often drawn to video games where “they” kill people. They may have experienced workplace or school discipline. Other acts such as obtaining a weapon or training with a weapon may demonstrate a person is in the final stages of planning for a large scale event. These are some of the early warning signs. Although none of these indicators are direct evidence a person will commit a large

Colon cancer screening important for anyone over 50 March is colon cancer awareness month. Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the U.S. with 6 percent of the population developing this preventable disease in their lifetime. It affects all races and is equal in women and men, occurring more frequently after age 50. People at higher risk include those with a family history of colon cancer or polyps (especially if less than age 60 at time of diagnosis), family history of other cancers (uterus, ovary and kidney), personal history of ulcerative colitis, Crohns disease, diabetes, or obesity. Colon cancer tends to develop slowly over years as some polyps (growths in the colon lining) may become cancerous. If polyps are removed early, colon cancer can be prevented. Symptoms may occur later when the disease is more advanced and may include: change in bowel habits, frequent constipation or diarrhea, rectal bleeding, unexplained weight loss or anemia, abdominal discomfort or bloating. Many other conditions could cause these same symptoms and should be discussed with your physician. Life style modification and screening can reduce the risk of colon cancer. Maintaining an ideal body weight, regular exercise, smoking cessation, decreasing red

meat and increasing vegetable and fruit consumption can be helpful. Proper screening can significantly reduce the risk of colon cancer Dr. David by up to 90 perMangels cent. Unfortuonly Community nately, about 50 percent Press guest of Americans columnist have been screened. Several screening options are available and many are covered by Medicare and major insurance carriers. A full colonoscopy is the most complete examination and the only method that simultaneously allows for removal of polyps during the procedure. Testing stool for hidden blood, flexible sigmoidoscopy and barium enema may be useful, but are not as accurate in detecting polyps or cancer as colonoscopy. Many medical organizations recommend a screening colonoscopy be performed at least every 10 years for average risk patients beginning at age 50. If polyps are found, follow-up intervals may be shorter than 10 years. Higher risk patients may need to be screened earlier. The American College of Gastroenterology recommends AfricanAmericans of average risk start screening at age 45.


Colonoscopy is considered the best test to prevent colon cancer when performed by a qualified physician. Colonoscopy is effective, safe and comfortable for the vast majority of patients. Newer bowel preparations done to cleanse the colon use smaller amounts of laxatives and are commonly split into two doses to improve the process. Expert ambulatory outpatient centers follow strict quality and safety guidelines. Your physician’s personal quality standards to ensure a safe and successful examination include: specialized intensive training (generally a gastroenterologist), evaluation of the entire colon for polyps for more than six minutes, and detection and removal of precancerous polyps in more than 15 percent of examinations for women and more that 25 percent of examinations for men. Colon cancer is a preventable disease. Screening and early detection can significantly reduce the risk of colon cancer and needs to be done even when no symptoms are present. It is important to be screened and to encourage family and friends as well, it could save your or a loved one’s life. Dr. David G. Mangels is with the Ohio Gastroenterology and Liver Institute ( on Cornell Road and governor, Southern Ohio, The American College of Gastroenterology ( He lives in Loveland.


Board of zoning appeals – meets at 5:30 p.m. the last Wednesday of the month, as needed. The next meeting will be Wednesday, Feb. 23. City council – meets at 8 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month in city hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave. The next meeting is Tuesday, March 8. Call 683-0150. Environment and tree committee – meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at city hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave. The next meeting will be Thursday, March 17. Call 683-0150. Mayor’s court – meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month in city hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave. The next meeting is Thursday, March 3. Call 683-0150. Planning and zoning commission – meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month in city hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave. The next meeting will be Monday, March 21. Call 683-0150.

Recreation board – meets when necessary and members are available. Call 683-0150.


Board of education – meets regularly at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month in the Loveland Intermediate School media center, 757 S. Lebanon Road. The next meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 15. The board will not meet in December. Call 683-5600. Board work sessions are at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month, in the board office. The next work session is Tuesday, March 1. The board will not have a work session in December.


Trustees – Business meeting at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at the Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive. The next meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 15.


Board of zoning appeals – meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month (only if there is business) in the township administrative building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 7. Call 683-6644. Historical society – meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of every month in the township administrative building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. The next meeting will be Thursday, March 17. Call 683-6644. Trustees – meet at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month in the administrative building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. The next meeting will be Tuesday, March 7. Call 683-6644. Zoning commission – meet at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month in the administrative building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16. Call 683-6644.

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scale act of violence, when multiple precursors like these are present it increases the likelihood of such an event and heightens the need for investigation and intervention. Being aware of friends, family members and classmates you are more likely to observe warning signs. When you witness similar activities that cause you concern, you should immediately report this behavior to law enforcement. Early detection and intervention is crucial in preventing tragedies such as Columbine or Tucson. Robert Bradford is a detective with the Miami Township Police Department. 1. Fein, Robert. United States. Assassination in the United States. West Conshohocken: American Society for Testing and Materials, 1999. Print.

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Eli Zelvy, 5, right and his brother Aaron, 2, celebrated their birthdays this month with a party at Kids First that raised money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The boys’ mom, Lisa Zelvy, said instead of bringing presents, guests donated almost $1,000 to cancer research.

Symmes’ Zelvy family raising money through birthdays to fight leukemia By Amanda Hopkins

Lisa Zelvy is looking to “start an epidemic” of paying it forward. Zelvy and her husband, Josh, of Symmes Township, are starting that epidemic with their two children. The couple has started hosting their sons’ birthday party as a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. All guests are told not to buy gifts, but instead donate the money to leukemia research. The Zelvys fundraising started when their cousin, who lives in Maryland, was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. The first year, they raised $150. This year, they hosted the party Feb. 12 at Kids First Sports Center in Sycamore Township and Lisa Zelvy said they have raised more than $1,000. Kids First and Best for Babies were sponsors for the party. This is the third year for

the fundraiser/birthday party and the first year that the Zelvy’s son, Aaron, who turns 2 Feb. 16, is included in the party. Zelvy’s son, Eli, who turned 5 Feb. 6, is also starting to understand the meaning behind his birthday party. “He tells people he is raising money to fight the bad guys,” Zelvy said. Through the fundraisers, Zelvy said they are learning that many friends, family and neighbors have also been affected by the disease. “It has touched our lives in more ways than we knew,” Zelvy said. All of the money goes to the Zelvy’s cousin’s Teamin-Training group, the sports charity training program run by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The Zelvys plan to keep the fundraiser as an annual event. “We hope this is what our sons will always do for their birthday,” Zelvy said.


A few of the kids take a break during the Zelvy’s birthday party at Kids First. Guests at the party donated money to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society instead of bringing gifts. From left: Zachary Greene, Eli Zelvy, Aaron Friedman and Nina Friedman.


Grand Valley Nature Preserve is home to numerous wildlife, including Canada geese and bald eagles.

Grand Valley remains popular in winter

By Rob Dowdy

Despite frigid temperatures, Grand Valley Nature Preserve in Indian Hill remains a popular destination for local residents. The preserve, a 379-acre site Indian Hill bought in 2002 for recreation and preservation, attracts an average of 10 local res- McQueen idents each day in the winter and about 20 in the spring and summer, according to Manager Will McQueen. “It’s pretty popular,” he said. McQueen said the village has filled requests for approximately 3,000 Grand Valley passes since opening the park several years ago. People aren’t the only ones flocking to Grand Valley. McQueen notes more than 1,500 Canada geese call the preserve home during the year and there are three bald eagles that hunt for meals at Grand Valley. With the preserve gaining in popularity, McQueen said problems persisted last year with people walking and


Grand Valley remains a popular destination for walkers and nature lovers, despite frigid winter weather. even falling into the ice covering the preserve's lakes. He said after notifying the public during last winter and through word of mouth, only two people have been caught on the ice this year. McQueen said he’s always making small improvements and providing general maintenance to Grand Valley,

though major improvements have been put on hold because of village budget concerns. He said an Eagle Scout project at the preserve was recently approved that will provide two floating platforms for ducks. This will be the third Eagle Scout project constructed at Grand Valley.

Bring the tropics to your yard with a pineapple

If you like really fresh pineapple, and have a year or so, guess what? You can grow your own! Pick a pineapple with good looking foliage on top, especially the center leaves at the crown. Cut off the top at the point where the foliage and fruit come together. Peel off the lower leaves up about an inch or two, and clean off any leftover fruit. Set this aside for a day and let it dry and callus a bit. Now you have two ways to root your pineapple top. One is by simply placing it on top of a glass of water, with the bottom stem in the water (the foliage supports it on top of the glass rim), and give it time to root. Once roots develop, plant

the rooted pineapple top in a pot with potting soil. Or you can skip that procedure – Ron Wilson using a wide In the shallow pot good garden (with drainage), filled with a good potting mix, and maybe a few tablespoons of coffee grounds to make the soil more acidic, plant your pineapple top with the stem down into the soil, and the soil is even with the bottom of the foliage. Water well, and mist the foliage with a little diluted water-soluble fertilizer. Pineapples take many of their nutrients from the

nutrients dissolved in rainwater, so this will simulate rain feeding. Keep your pineapple in a bright area indoors, moving it outdoors during the summer, and watch it root and grow. Now, getting a pineapple to set fruit takes time and a little trickery. Give your pineapple about six months to a year to root and grow. Then, place a couple ripe apples in a plastic bag, along with the pineapple plant, and tie it closed. Leave it like this for about a week or so. The ethylene gas produced from the ripening apples will help encourage the pineapple to flower and eventually set fruit. It really does work!

A banana a day

Not only are bananas really good for you, they’re really good for the soil and your plants! No doubt about it – bananas really are one of the super fruits for us to eat! Not only are they one of the best sources of instant and sustained energy, bananas can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions. They help regulate high blood pressure, naturally energize the brain, they’re a great colon cleanser, help take the edge off periods of depression, help curb heartburn, morning sickness and sometimes good for hangovers, and believe it or not, have been a help for some smokers to kick their smok-

ing habit. So, we should all be eating a banana or two a day, right? And when you’re finished eating your banana, don’t throw out the peel! You see, the banana benefits just keep going because banana peels are good for your soil and for your plants. By adding banana peels back to the soil, they break down, add organic matter back to the soil, and also add nutrients such as potash and phosphorus. Simply cut up your peels in thin slices and toss them in the garden, or in the landscape mulch, or if you want, actually chop them into the soil. And if you have houseplants, take the peels and

slide them down between the soil and the side of the pot. That way you add organic matter to your houseplants soil, and give them a light boost of banana peel nutrients. As they break down, banana peels don’t smell, and don’t attract bugs, so they’re safe to use with your plants indoors. So, when someone says an apple a day keeps the doctor away, remind them that a banana a day has about four times the effect – both for you and for your plants! Ron Wilson is marketing manager for Natorp’s Garden Stores and is the garden expert for 55KRC-AM and Local 12. Reach him at columns@


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Karaoke, 10 p.m., Silverton Cafe, 7201 Montgomery Road, 791-2922. Silverton.


Bob Cushing, 6-10 p.m., Applebee’s, 10635 Techwood Circle, Free. 769-6201. Blue Ash.


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


Earth Day Celebration, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Blue Ash Nature Park, 745-8644; e-mail; Blue Ash. S A T U R D A Y, F E B . 2 6


Canvas and Kids, 10 a.m.-noon, Cheers to Art!, 7700 Camargo Road, Participants take home one-of-a-kind paintings, ready to hang on the wall. Family friendly. $25. 271-2793. Madeira.


The Cemetery Club, 8 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, By Ivan Menchell. Directed by Steve Suskin. $15, $12 students and with groups of 10 or more in advance. Presented by Stagecrafters. 793-6237. Amberley Village.


Codependents Anonymous, 7 p.m., Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc.. Through March 31. 503-4262; Montgomery.


Earth Day Celebration, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Blue Ash Nature Park, 4433 Cooper Road, Volunteers needed for April 15. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-8644; email; Blue Ash. F R I D A Y, F E B . 2 5


Friday Night Flicks N’ Fun, 6-8:30 p.m., Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road, Games, crafts, dinner and movie. Ages 6-10. $15. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-8550; Blue Ash.


Wine Bar Tasting, 4-7 p.m., The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road, Friday tastings with John, the wine-bar-keep. Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery.


Deer Park Band Cake Walk, 6:30-10 p.m., Deer Park High School, 8351 Plainfield Road, Gym. Door prizes, musical chairs, bid and buys, basket raffles and grand raffle. Grand raffle tickets: $1 each or six for $5. Benefits Deer Park Band Programs. $2, $1 ages 12 and under; free children under age 2. Presented by Deer Park Band Sponsors. 368-4489; Deer Park.


Starting a School Garden Program, 910:30 a.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road, Establishing a Garden, What to Plant, When and Why – What to consider, beyond sun and water, when selecting a garden location? How to decide what plants/seeds to plant and when to plant them. $25 per workshop. Registration required, available online. 3242873; Loveland.


A Laughter Yoga Experience, 9-10:30 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Combines laughter exercises and yoga breathing to give you health benefits of hearty laughter. With “Laughologist” Patrick Welage. Ages 18 and up. $10. Reservations required. 985-0900; Montgomery. Rock the Runway, 8 p.m., Play by Play Cafe, 6923 Plainfield Road, Show by Music by No Tomorrowm Session 9, Curse Icon and DJ Rodger Sands. VIP packages available. Men ages 21 and up; women ages 18 and up. VIP: $300 table of 10, $25 seat next to runway, $15; $10. Reservations recommended. 888-428-7311. Silverton.


Health Screenings, 10 a.m.-noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, 7319 Montgomery Road, Blood pressure screenings, stress screenings and consultation about your wellness needs. Free. 784-0084. Silverton.


Karaoke, 10 p.m., Silverton Cafe, 791-2922. Silverton.


Local Tuskegee Airmen, Noon-4 p.m., Kroger Mariemont, 7385 Wooster Pike, Event honors the Tuskegee Airmen’s greater Cincinnati chapter. Meet with the men, receive free literature and purchase merchandise. Free. 885-2453; Mariemont.



Grapevine Winter Wine Tasting Series, 711 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, Benefits Greenacres Student’s Transportation Fund. Ages 21 and up. $40. Reservations required. Presented by Greenacres Foundation. 793-2787. Indian Hill.

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Wine Bar Tasting, 2-6 p.m., The Wine Store, Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery. Great Values, 5 p.m., microWINES, 7292 Kenwood Road, Wines priced under $20 a bottle. Taste best of value wines from global portfolio of small producers. Ages 21 and up. $35. Reservations required. 794-9463. Kenwood.


Setting Goals for Optimal Fitness, 9:3010:30 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Learn basics of goal-setting system that can help you overcome obstacles and set course for success. Ages 18 and up. $20, free for members. Reservations required. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Purls of Wisdom, 2:30 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4450. Deer Park.


Bells of the World, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Collection of bells from around the world by Marilyn Grismere, bell collector since 2004. Free. 683-5692; Loveland.


Bob Cushing, 7 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705. Loveland.


Lagniappe, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Madisonville Arts Center, 5021 Whetsel Ave., Enjoy the music of Cincinnati’s only Cajun/New Orleans jazz/gypsy (and other styles) band. All ages. Part of the ArtsWave Sampler Weekends. Free. Presented by ArtsWave. 271-8600; Madisonville.


Madcap Puppet’s Tales of Flight with the Brothers Wright, 11 a.m.-noon and 1-2 p.m., Raymond Walters College Muntz Hall, 9555 Plainfield Road, Muntz Theater. Madcap’s giant puppets take you to new heights in high-flying adventure filled with wings, dreams and flying machines. Family friendly. $5. Presented by ARTrageous Saturdays. 745-5705; Blue Ash. Showbiz Players, 2-2:30 p.m., Madisonville Arts Center, 5021 Whetsel Ave., Theater company presents selections from its past and upcoming productions including “Songs for a New World.” All ages. Part of ArtsWave Sampler Weekends. Free. Presented by ArtsWave. 271-8600; Madisonville. Cincinnati Black Theater Company, 2:453:15 p.m., Madisonville Arts Center, 5021 Whetsel Ave., Theater company presents selections from its past and upcoming productions including “For Colored Girls … ” Ages 13 and up. Part of ArtsWave Sampler Weekends. Free. Presented by ArtsWave. 271-8600; Madisonville.


Family Fun Night, 6:30-9 p.m., Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road, Spend the evening with yours and other families. Bring in family-friendly DVDs, CDs, books, games and video games to swap. Includes contests and prize giveaways.Free for members; fee for non-members. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-6251. Blue Ash.


Madcap Puppet’s “Tales of Flight with the Brothers Wright” will be performed from 11 a.m. to noon and 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Raymond Walters College Muntz Hall, 9555 Plainfield Road, Muntz Theater. Madcap’s giant puppets take the audience to new heights in high-flying adventure filled with wings, dreams and flying machines. The performance is familyfriendly. Cost is $5. The performance is presented by ARTrageous Saturdays. Call 745-5705 or visit Pictured is John Lewandowski (top left), artistic and executive director of MadCap, and Independent Theater Director Irina Niculescu (top right) operating puppets Roland (left), Gayferos (right) and Melisandra, (center) on stage at a past Madcap Puppet Theatre in a production of “Master Peter’s Puppets.”


A Day of Quiet, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Day of reflection and prayer to refocus on personal goals and what brings you joy in your life. Bring your own brown-bag lunch. Ages 18 and up. $15. Reservations required. 683-2340. Loveland.

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Samba Jazz Syndicate, 7-10 p.m., Cactus Pear Southwest Bistro, 9500 Kenwood Road, No cover. 791-4424. Blue Ash.

VOLUNTEER EVENTS Faith Forward: Initiative At Work, 8-11:30 a.m., Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road, Community Room. Ed Silvoso, Christian transformation leader, speaks on simple process on how to live out faith at work in any kind of job. Includes light breakfast, coffee and juice bar. Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. Presented by At Work on Purpose. 800-9580. Montgomery.


Volunteer Open House, 10 a.m.-noon, Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road, Find out about volunteer opportunities for adults and teens. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-8644; e-mail; Blue Ash. S U N D A Y, F E B . 2 7


Earth Day Celebration, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Blue Ash Nature Park, 745-8644; e-mail; Blue Ash. W E D N E S D A Y, M A R C H 2


Healthy-U: Diabetes, 9:30 a.m., Jewish Family Service, 8487 Ridge Road, For Jewish Holocaust survivors and their families. A small group workshop led by facilitators focusing on problem solving and building self-confidence. Registration required. Presented by Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio. 766-3316; Amberley Village.


Cafe Conversations Series: Savings Lifestyle, 7-8 p.m., Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road, Presentations that enlighten, educate and entertain. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-8550; Blue Ash.


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


HypnoBirthing, 6:45 p.m., Bethesda North Hospital, 10500 Montgomery Road, Childbirth series rejects myth that suffering must accompany labor. $200 for 10-week package. Registration required. Through March 30. 475-4500; Montgomery.


Earth Day Celebration, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Blue Ash Nature Park, 745-8644; e-mail; Blue Ash. T H U R S D A Y, M A R C H 3

EDUCATION Introduction to Horse Driving for Farming Purposes, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road, Two-day workshops to learn the basics of harnessing, hitching and driving. Classes will integrate participants into the normal activities at the farm. Ages 12 and up. $150. Registration required. 561-7400; e-mail turnerfarm@zoomtown. com; Indian Hill.

The Art and Spirituality of Ukrainian Easter Eggs, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Karen O’Brien leads brief history/spirituality of the Ukrainian Eggs, demonstration of creation and opportunity to “compose” your own prayer through designing eggs. Lunch available, $10. Ages 18 and up. $35. Reservations required. 683-2340. Loveland.


Quantum Touch Basic Workshop, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Blue Ash Spiritual Center, 10921 Reed Hartman Hwy., Suite 304 G, Learn series of breathing and body awareness exercises to help you focus and amplify life-force energy. $295. Registration required. Presented by Quantum Energy Health LLC. 276-2615; Blue Ash.


The Cemetery Club, 3 p.m., Mayerson JCC, $15, $12 students and with groups of 10 or more in advance. 793-6237. Amberley Village. M O N D A Y, F E B . 2 8


The 31st Anniversary Irish Ceili is 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Cincinnati Music Hall Ballroom. It is a fanciful night of Irish dance, song and music presented by the Cincinnati Irish Cultural Society. Simple Irish dances are called so young and old can join in the fun. More intricate dances will be performed by the world champion McGing Irish Dancers, out of a dance studio in Blue Ash. Music performances will be by Vinegar Hill. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Call 513-6971904 or e-mail Proceeds benefit the Cincinnati Feis, an Irish dance competition. Pictured are Cecelia Knox, of West Chester; Grace Kelly, of Loveland; and Hailey McManus, of Batavia, members of the McGing Irish Dancers.

CLUBS Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7:30-8:30 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. Through June 27. 351-5005. Madeira. VOLUNTEER EVENTS

Earth Day Celebration, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Blue Ash Nature Park, 745-8644; e-mail; Blue Ash.


The classic, “Fiddler on the Roof,” kicks up its heels at the Aronoff Center through Sunday, Feb. 27. It is the original Broadway direction and choreography, and stars veteran actor John Preece. Performances are at 8 p.m. through Friday, Feb. 25; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26; and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27. Tickets are $22.50-$64.50. Call 800-982-2787 or visit


Loveland Herald

February 23, 2011


Something by the name of Oscar is looking for you At the Academy Awards each year we honor exceptional actors and actresses. They are fellow humans who have honed their talents to authentically represent certain other persons, real or imagined. Making a movie is a joint effort. One human writes fascinating scripts and plots and gives actors their words and actions. Others design sets and costumes for them and directors oversee their interpretation and execution of their role. Then, after being given all these aspects by other talented people, actors and actresses pretend. They pretend to the best of their abilities that they are someone else. And all the while they know how the story of their pretend-life will turn out by referring to the script. Don’t get me wrong. I am not demeaning actors

and actresses. They possess remarkable talents of voice and expression that can move the minds, hearts and imaginations of millions of people. Though we, too, have voices and expressive abilities, inhibitions and fear restrain the rest of us from acting as well as they. My point is that acting and pretending are not nearly as significant as the challenge you and I have in living our actual and ordinary lives. (That’s proven true by the off-screen lives of many actors and actresses where there is no script to guide their choices.) Most of us live out our lives without adulation, applause, recognition, or a prized statuette named Oscar on our mantles saying, “Very Successful Human Person.” Though the purpose of our life is to

become one, (and I think multitudes of ordinary people do so), we do it quietly, gradually, and unproclaimed. When was the last time someone asked for your autograph? “One sad thing about this world is that the acts that take the most out of us are usually the ones that people will never know about,” wrote Anne Tyler. In our ordinary world we can’t live a life of pretense, acting as though we’re somebody else. Shakespeare had his character Polonius state our authentic goal: “This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.” Or, as stated another way by St. Francis de Sales, “Be yourself, but be your

best self!” And as we live being true to ourselves, think of all our unheralded sacrifices, the hard decisions, the inner struggles gone through on our own in this unpredictable world. Recall the responsibilities, honesty, trust and struggle we maintained when we could have despaired. There may have been times of abuse, neglect or betrayals and unfairness we transcended with intense effort. Our efforts were not pretense or play-acting. There were no scripts given us to tell us exactly what to do or say or how it would end up. We walked into the dark and fought our demons

Middle East and America’s role in the world. He is the author of a national bestseller “The Post-American World.” Born in India, Zakaria went on to receive a B.A. from Yale College and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. Eliot Spitzer is the former New York attorney general and governor of New York. He is a contributor to Slate and host of the new show “Parker/Spitzer” on CNN. The 92nd Street Y series

originates and is fed live from New York’s prestigious Jewish cultural center, the 92nd Street Y. The broadcast is fed into Wise Temple’s Wohl Chapel and Social Hall. The Cincinnati audience at Wise Temple will be able to ask questions directly to Fareed Zakaria and Eliot Spitzer. There is a small fee and tickets are available at the door 7:30 p.m. at Wise Center, 8329 Ridge Road. For details, call 793-2556.

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I love watching what I call “happy” cooks. I mean those cooks who are so jubilant that their entire spirit lights up. That describes Caitlin Steininger perfectly. You may know her as the face behind “Cooking with Caitlin,” a popular blog on Or from her cooking videos, classes, or even her radio show “What’s Hot” that airs each Sunday 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on 55WKRC. With sister Kelly Trush and friend Molly Sandquist, Caitlin, as a very young chef, has carved out a sizable niche for herself by following her passion for teaching all things culinary. Caitlin comes from a genuine foodie background. Grandmother Rita MacEachen is a legend here when it comes to authentic Italian food. And you can find her aunt, Patty Bassano, at her own restaurant, Ferrari’s, in Madeira. Joanie Manzo, another aunt, wrote a nutrition book for kids with me. Caitlin’s creativity comes from being a picky eater. “I started cooking in third grade and loved it. My mom and dad are both good cooks,” she said. Her family, including sons Miles, 4, and MacEachen, 18 months, gets the benefit of a mom who is happiest in the kitchen. She can whip up any cuisine you like. From Thai to Irish to Mediterranean, she does it all, laughing as goes.

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Price Hill restaurant faves: • Alex Sebastian’s cucumber sauce. For Debbie Brafford. “This Price Hill restaurant’s sauce is awesome!” It’s thinner in texture than most sauces. Bella Napoli’s salad dressing. The restaurant has closed but was a Price Hill favorite. “A house salad dressing that was to die for.” Debbie Brafford hopes one of his heirs would have the recipe. • Mimi’s carrot raisin muffins. For Amy Hamilton. I was told by this Mason restaurant that if enough folks e-mail the request to their website (, they will print the recipe. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@ with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.


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Loveland actors in ‘Jungle Book’ The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati takes a walk on the wild side at the Taft Theatre Feb. 18-20 and 26, with Disney’s “The Jungle Book KIDS.” A few Loveland residents are in this play. Matthew Carroll plays an elephant and a monkey. Carroll is thrilled to have the opportunity to be back on stage with The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati after appearing last season in “Tom Sawyer.” At the age of 9, he was cast in his first show as the “Cat in Honk JR.,” appearing the following year in the title role in Disney’s “Aladdin, JR.” Carroll’s first taste of professional theater came in 2009 when he was cast as the understudy for Colin in The Carnegie’s production of “The Secret Garden.”

He studies piano, voice and acting and has found magic to be a favorite hobby. Will Graber plays Mowgli. he is delighted to be working with The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. Some of Graber’s other roles include the title role in the Carnegie’s 2009 production of “Oliver!,” the role of Jem in “To Kill A Mockingbird” at NKU, an appearance in Broadway Across America’s “The Wizard of Oz,” Peter in “Peter Pan,” and roles in TCTC’s STAR camp. Born in Indianapolis, Graber has lived in Cincinnati three years. He attends Walnut Hills High School. Eben Franckewitz is in the Jungle Chorus and plays a Monkey. He is a 14-year-

old eighth-grader at Milford Junior High School. He played Peter Cratchit in “A Christmas Carol” produced by Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park for the 2007-2009 seasons. His most recent role was the spunky street-wise Gavroche in Cincinnati Christian Community Theatre’s production of “Les Miserables.” In 2010, Eben was awarded an Orchid for Excellence in Acting by Cincinnati’s ACT for playing the lovable dragon misfit, Mushu, in Disney’s “Mulan, JR.” with Mason’s Acting Up! Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday Feb. 18; 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday Feb. 19, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20. An additional performance is 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26.

Tickets are $7-$20. Call 1-800-745-3000, or visit Taft Theatre is at 317 East Fifth Street in Downtown Cincinnati. Specially adapted from the beloved film, this musical includes favorite Disney tunes, like “The Bare Necessities,” and “I Wan’na Be Like You.” The production is being directed by Jack Louiso. The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is pleased to help the Cincinnati Zoo recycle cell phones during their upcoming production of Disney’s “The Jungle Book KIDS.” Recycling cell phones prevents a large number of hazardous substances from entering our environment. Metals such as antimony, arsenic, beryllium, cadmi-


Loveland residents, from left, Will Graber, Matthew Carroll and Eben Franckewitz will perform with the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati in “The Jungle Book” Feb. 18-20 and Feb. 26 at the Taft Theatre. um, copper and lead, which can linger in the environment for a long time and have adverse effects on human health can be recycled or disposed of properly. In addition, by recycling coltan, a mineral mined in gorilla habitat, you are help-

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CHCA offers new summer program in 2011 demic’ or ‘day care’ oriented, there will be a wide range of offerings that will get kids thinking, moving, learning and serving.” In addition to SummerFlight Care Camp and specialty camps, students entering grades one through five will have an additional option: SpringHill Camps at CHCA. The two week-long SpringHill at CHCA sessions will run the weeks of July 18-22 and July 25-29 and feature activities like water slides, archery, crafts, a climbing wall, bungee trampolines and more. (Find out more about SpringHill at SummerFlight Care Camps and specialty camps will run from June 6 through Aug. 12.

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Mason United Methodist Church 6315 S. Mason-Montgomery Rd. (near Tylersville Rd. intersection) 513-398-4741 8:30 & 11:00 AM Traditional Worship 9:45 AM Contemporary Worship 1:30 PM Esperanza Viva, Hispanic Worship 9:40 & 11:00 AM Sunday School Childcare available

Epiphany UMC will be sponsoring a blood drive 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. Feb. 24, in the social hall. Open to the public. Join the church for the first-of-its-kind new ministry for stepfamilies at Epiphany United Methodist Church in Loveland. Most churches and communities have not yet tapped into the needs of this growing sector of the population. Unfortunately, the divorce rate is high and statistics show that more than 50 percent of U.S. families are remarried or recoupled and 1,300 new stepfamilies are forming every day. Meg King, founder of the ministry, recently became certified as a Stepfamily Coach through the National Stepfamily Foundation in New York and will lead the workshop on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at BlackHorse Run Clubhouse beginning March 1 for eight weeks. This will be an interactive format and will give couples an opportunity to talk with other couples in a similar scenario and share their experiences, questions, challenges. This workshop is open to everyone, please contact Meg King at or 833-7986 to register. Worship times are: Contemporary worship at 5 p.m. Saturdays, contemporary worship at 9 a.m. Sundays and traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 6779866.

Worship service time is 10 a.m. on Sundays. Sunday School has several Bible study classes for adults and children from 11:30 a.m. to noon. The new Connect Family service is from 6-7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays. Join the group for free dinner, fellowship and study classes. The church has youth groups for preteens ages 7-8 and teens in ninth through 12th grades from 6-7:30 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month. The church is at 360 Robin Ave., Loveland; 683-2525;

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The new service times are 8:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. for the “Rise and Shine” Traditional Service, 9:30-10:30 a.m. for the “A Little Bit Louder Now” Contemporary Service and 11 a.m. to noon for the “Morning Glory” Traditional Service. The church has a time “Especially for Children” at both the 9:30 and 11 a.m. worship services. All children are invited to come to worship with their families in the sanctuary. Following “Especially for Children,” the children will have an opportunity to go to Sunday school or return to sit with their family in worship. For those with children under the age of 2, the church has a professionally staffed nursery which is open to children at all services. Sunday school for all ages is offered at 9:30 a.m. Additional classes for

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Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. E-mail announcements to, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Loveland Herald, Attention: Andrea Reeves, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140. pre-kindergarten through sixth grade are offered at 11 a.m. Join the United Methodist Women, 9:45-11 a.m., the first Thursday morning of each month for UMW, a time of fellowship, devotion and ministry at LUMC. The purpose of the UMW is “to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.” The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738.

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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; held 9:30-11 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;

Air Force Reserve Tech. Sgt. Michael A. Maurer has been promoted to the rank of technical sergeant in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Maurer, an air transportation specialist with 21 years of military service, is assigned to the 445th Airlift Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Maurer is the son of Michael and Pam Maurer of Loveland, the technical sergeant graduated in 1989 from Loveland High School.

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Jewish life as part of Shabbat morning services on Saturday, Feb. 26. Services will begin 15 minutes earlier than normal, at 9:15 a.m. Services that morning will use the “Chavurat Shabbat” format, providing programming choices to congregants after the main morning service. They can participate in a traditional Torah reading of Parashat Vayak-hel. Or, they can join Rabbi Barnard, who will build on two Torah verses which, together with their Talmudic interpretation, have become the basis of many of the traditional laws of Shabbat. His presentation, “Tabernacle and Cosmos,” sheds light on some surprising parallelisms in the Torah which, in turn, will help us understand the place of work and Shabbat in our lives. Simultaneously, Tracy Weisberger, Northern Hills’ Director of Education and Programming, will present Parasha for Kids, focusing on the main Torah portion. Following that segment, in place of a sermon, two parallel programming sessions will be conducted. In one, two families from the congregation will speak about their own Shabbat traditions, and in the other, Weisberger will tell Shabbat stories. The Chavurat Shabbat program and service will conclude with lunch. There is no charge, and no reservations are required. Friday, Feb. 25. Shabbat evening services begin at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, morning service is at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 3, morning service is at 7 a.m. Friday, March 4, family Shabbat celebration is at 6:15 p.m., featuring interactive Shabbat songs, games, and activities for families with children and pizza dinner. Shabbat evening service begins at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 5, Shabbat morning service begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 6, morning service is at 9 a.m. Sisterhood scrapbooking program is at 10 a.m. The synagogue is at 5714 Fields Ertel Road, Mason; 931-6038;

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February 23, 2011


Steps to preplanning a funeral

By Melissa Stewart | Editor Although it can be difficult to think about what will happen at the end of life, many people are choosing to preplan their own funeral or memorial service for the sake of their loved ones. Preplanning can ease stress on family and friends who otherwise would be left making difficult decisions at a time when they are feeling emotionally strained. Preplanning is just as important and necessary as planning any other even in your life. Here are some easy steps to help you through the process.

Funeral, memorial service preplanning terminology There are terms related to funeral and memorial services that you need to know, including: Casket or coffin is a box in which a body is buried. Columbarium is a vault with small spaces or niches for cremation urns or containers. Cremation is the method of converting the remains to ashes. Crypt is a space in a mausoleum or other building that holds the remains.

Step 1. Choose the kind of funeral or memorial service you want. Do you want a funeral or memorial service; do you want this service to be formal or informal? Who do you want involved? A funeral service is a traditional ceremony most often held in a funeral home or place of worship. The body is often

Direct cremation is done shortly after death without embalming. present during the service with either an open or closed casket. A memorial service is usually less formal and more personally styled to reflect the life of the one who has passed away. Oftentimes, the memorial service is held after the burial or cremation without the body present.

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Direct burial happens shortly after death with no viewing or visitation, so no preservation of the body is necessary. Embalming is a chemical process that is used to temporarily preserve the body. Entombment is burial in a building or structure. Grave liner or outer container is a concrete cover that fits over a casket in a grave to minimize ground settling. This item is optional in some states.

the ground, inurnment (see the next definition) or entombment. Inurnment is the placing of cremated remains in an urn. Mausoleum is a building in which remains are buried or entombed. Memorial society is an organization that provides information about funerals and burials.

Many people are choosing to preplan their own funeral or memorial service for the sake of their loved ones.

Urn or container holds cremated remains. These are available in a variety of forms and materials including metal, wood, and ceramic.

Interment is burial in a casket in Step 2. Consider the costs. Expenses for funeral and memorial services can vary greatly. Decide how much you would like for the service to cost by doing your own research and cost comparisons. You can even choose to prepay for your own funeral and burial expenses.

Step 3. Choose someone to oversee your funeral or memo rial service. Select a trusted friend or family member who can take responsibility for following your instructions. Step 4. Decide the arrange ments for your physical remains. Consider the different

ways to arrange for the disposal of the remains including burial, cremation and donation for transplants, medical teaching, or research institutions. Step 5. Share your preplan ning wishes. Being open and honest with loved ones about your final wishes can ensure their comfort and that your final wishes are made true. Sources: and

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Sherry A. Schott, 35, 797 W. Main St. G, liquor; open container, driving under suspension/violating liense restrictions, driving under suspension/financial responsibility, Feb. 12. David A. Patenaude, 37, 132 Canal St., passing bad checks, Feb. 12. Kelsey S. Enderle, 25, 10220 Willow Drive, possession of drugs, obstructing justice, Feb. 12. Anthony L. Roberson, 33, 8775 Cabot Drive, domestic violence, Feb. 13. Evan C. Miller, 18, 1423 Miami Lake Drive, drug paraphernalia-use/possess, liquor; consumption in a motor vehicle, Feb. 13. David Lee Hartman, 26, 1914 Heidelberg Drive, obstruting official business, arrest-outside agency warrant, Feb. 13. Rachel Renee Sturgill, 34, 6667 Bray Road, operating under fra suspension, arrest-outside agency warrant, turn signals-requirements,

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Incidents/investigations Drug abuse-obtain,possess use,drug abuse instrument (not marijuana) At Cannonade Drive and Shoemaker Drive, Feb. 11.

Drug parapahernalia-use/possess, drug abuse-possess/use Drug paraphernalia-use/possess At 400 Main St., Feb. 14.

Drug paraphernalia-use/possess, liquor; consumption in motor vehicle At 124 Lakeview Court, Feb. 13.

Liquor; consumption in motor vehicle At Kerr Cemetery Road and Lebanon Road, Feb. 15.

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At 11668 Rich Road, Feb. 12.

Possession of drugs,possessing drug abuse instruments,re-cite other department,disorderly conduct At Hanna Avenue and Walnut Street, Feb. 9.

Re-cite other department At 600 Park Ave., Feb. 14.

MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Juvenile, 12, drug paraphernalia, Jan. 31. Juvenile, 15, drug paraphernalia, Jan. 31. Juvenile, 17, marijuana possession, drug possession, paraphernalia, Jan. 31. Ronald Swafford, 50, 1863 Parker, disorderly conduct, drug paraphernalia, Jan. 31. James R. Dugan, 58, 10811 Watkins Bowman Road, theft, Jan. 31. Jose Padilla Jr., 33, 969 Ohio 28 No. 36, domestic violence, Feb. 2. Andrew L. Burton, 22, 613 Western Ave., marijuana possession, Feb. 2. Joshua A. Barnes, 26, 21018 Fayetteville Road, disorderly conduct, Feb. 5. Anita Gretche, 48, 1806 Arrowhead, persistent disorderly conduct, Feb. 7. Randy Lynam, 38, 8212 Indian Summer Way, obstructing official business, Feb. 7.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing

Gun pointed at male at area of I-275 exit ramp at Ohio 28, Feb. 1.

Snow blower, power washer, etc. taken; $5,800 at 70 Glendale Milford Road, Feb. 7.

Criminal damage

All tires punctured/cut on two vehicles at 1370 Finch Lane, Feb. 3. Four tires punctured on vehicle at 5511 Trenton Court, Feb. 5. Mailbox damaged at 6247 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Feb. 6. Vehicle scratched at 6519 Arborcrest, Feb. 7.

Criminal simulation

Counterfeit $20 bill passed at Kroger at Ohio 28, Feb. 3.

Domestic violence At Ohio 28, Feb. 2.

Drug possession, paraphernalia

Female student was involved in these offenses at Live Oaks at Buckwheat Road, Jan. 31.


Refrigerator dumped on property at 6409 Birch Creek, Feb. 5.

Making false alarms

Male reported offense at 1220 Ohio 28, Jan. 30.

Menacing by stalking

Female reported this offense at Price Road, Feb. 6.


Earrings taken from Kohl’s; $40 at Ohio 28, Jan. 30. AC unit taken from Bert’s Florist; $3,000 at Ohio 131, Jan. 30. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $32 at U.S. 50, Jan. 31. GPS unit taken from vehicle at 6524 Cedar Ridge, Jan. 31. Subjects failed to pay for food consumed at Frisch’s at Ohio 28, Jan. 31. Deposit taken from safe at Castrucci Ford; $463 cash at Ohio 28, Feb. 2. Grounding bar taken from Verizon cell tower; $1,767 at Ohio 28, Feb. 2. Chainsaws and blowers taken from vehicles; $6,400 at 290 Wards Corner Road, Feb. 4. White swan taken from pond at 5 Maple Leaf Drive, Feb. 4.


About police reports

The Community Press 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 6833444. Septic motor taken; $875 at 2 Tracy Lane, Feb. 4. Cartons of cigarettes taken from Ameristop; $208 at Ohio 28, Feb. 5.

Theft by deception

Business account used with no authorization at Sherwin Williams; $84 at Ohio 28, Feb. 7.

SYMMES TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Gwendolyn Stemrick, 58, 11354 Pomo Court, theft at 11390 Montgomery Road, Jan. 30.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damaging

Vehicle window broken at 8900 Glendale-Milford Road, Jan. 30. Mailbox damaged by vehicle at 7881 Camp, Jan. 30.

Felonious assault

Victim struck with bat at 12147 Sycamore Terrace, Jan. 30.


Vehicle entered and purse and cell phone of unknown value at 10750 Loveland, Jan. 30. Identification of unknown value removed at 11704 Vauk Valley Ave., Jan. 27.

DEATHS Leroy Edward Carey

Leroy Edward Carey, 90, of Loveland died Feb. 13. Survived by wife, Ada (nee Everhardt) Carey; sons Moroe (Pat) Carey and Steve (Wanda) Carey; brother, Denver; sisters Dorothy and Bessie; grandchildren Mark, Denise, Shane and Brandy; and three greatCarey grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents Harley and Ruth (nee Magg) Carey. Services were Feb. 17 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland.

Robert T. Martin

Robert T. Martin, 68, of Loveland died Feb. 15. Survived by wife, Linda Martin; children Dr. Kimberly Martin and Jeanne Hornberger; grandchildren Nicholas, Samantha and Joseph;

sister, Jeanne Alford; nephew, Thomas Alford; and niece, Tammy Thatcher. Services were Feb. 20 at CraverRiggs Funeral Home and Crematory, Milford. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, oh 45263.

Kenneth Meeker

Kenneth Meeker, 94, of Loveland died Feb. 13. He was a U.S. Army 29th Infantry Division veteran of World War II, having landed on the Normandy Coast on D Day. He also received a purple heart. Survived by sons Kenneth (Sally) Meeker Jr. and Carl (Karen) Meeker; daughters Clara (Stephen) Piskor and Karen (Ronald) Kraeft; grandchildren Steve, Kirk, Carrie, Matthew, Nathan, Keith, Clay and Ashlee; and great-grandchildren Kate, Tory and Morgan. Preceded in death by wife, Ola; three sisters; and four brothers. Services were Feb. 18 at CraverRiggs Funeral Home and Crematory, Milford.

Thomas J. Nahrup

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LEGAL NOTICE The following individuals are delinquent on their rental payments and their personal property will be sold at public sale on Friday March 4, 2011 at Landen Store & Lock. 2575 W. U.S. Route 22/3, Maineville, Ohio 45039 at 1:00 p.m. Judy Hill (unit 241) 10822 B LAKE THAMES DR, Cincinnati, OH 45242 Gina Sovine (unit 173) 2133 RIVER DRIVE, Maineville, OH 45039 Josh Griffin (unit 71) 3743 BANKCOURT, Cheviot, OH 45211 1001622877

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Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge. Call 248-7134 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details. McCarthy) Nahrup; children Jeff (Tonya) Nahrup, Neal (Jeanna) Nahrup and Lisa (Bill) Kampman; grandchildren Dustin Louderback, Lacee Louderback, Lindsay Willmann, Aaron Nahrup Nahrup and Cooper Kampman; and sister, Nancy Theuring. Preceded in death by father, Robert Nahrup; and mother, Josephine (nee Donovan) Nahrup. Services were Feb. 14 at St. Margaret of York, Loveland. Memorials to: American Diabetes Association, 8899 Brookside Ave., West Chester, OH 45069.


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918 Bellwood Drive: Sparlin Brian J. & Crystal R. to U.S. Bank N.A; $66,000.


Bee Lane, Robert Gatch to Bonnie Chance & Beverly Garner, 5.1130 acre, $12,000. 1201 Eagle Ridge Drive, Judith & Vernon Sluder to Fannie Mae, $113,334. 1096 Hayward Circle, Bank of New York Mellon to Scott Orton & Rachel Pandorf, 0.3110 acre, $219,000. 1106 Heatherstone Way, Roy & Janice Hyser to Fannie Mae, $73,334. 6088 Main Street, Hill Top Research

Corp to Hill Top Purchaser Inc., 18.5790 acre, $1,101,890. 6413 Pheasant Run Road, Tiffiny Van Johnson to Fannie Mae, 1.5400 acre, $123,334. Red Bird Road, Cynthia McFarland to Glenn & Colette Ledford, 2.8280 acre, $31,600. 6712 Sandy Shores Drive, John & Ivy Boehm to Thomas & Cheryl Murphy, 0.7270 acre, $563,000. 1076 Sophia Drive, Greycliff Development to NVR Inc., $65,000. 846 U.S. 50, Albert Argo & Andrew Argo to Rivergate Properties Ltd., 14.6600 acre, $41,177.50. 1078 Weber Road, Jennifer & Travis Buerkle to Flagstar Bank, 0.4600 acre, $86,667. 5858 Winchester Drive, Mark & Karen Richardson to Citimortgage Inc., $170,180. 6455 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Timothy Fath to Michael Fath, $128,000. 773 Cedar Drive, David & Holly Novosel to Erin & Joseph Sharpe III, 1.1830 acre, $525,000. 6369 Derbyshire Lane, Gary & Catherine Warzala to William Bayer & Eileen Corcoran, 0.5460 acre, $229,000. 5438 Forest Ridge Circle, Elizabeth Miller to Taye Alf, 1.1430 acre, $133,000. 325 Front Street, Michael & Sarah Yajko to Donna King, $142,000. 5879 Hanley Close, Household Realty Corp. to Heather Weider, $40,000.

Doris Mae Norman

Doris Mae Norman, 89, of Loveland died Feb. 16. Survived by children Linda N. (Franklin) Wolfe and Patty A. (Robert) Svarda; grandchildren Glen Edward Norman Gravis, Jennie Lin Straka, James McAdam Svarda, Erin Marie Svarda, Michael Robert Svarda, Norman Darryl Wolfe and Amanda Wolfe; and great-grandchildren Emma Kate Rosenburg, Parker Ellis, Kiyan Svarda, Bryson Ellis, Leia Svarda, Nora Ann Graves, William Joseph Norman Straka and Georgia Mae Straka. Preceded in death by father, Cyclone Taylor; mother, Velona (nee Williams) Taylor; husband, Robert W. Norman; and siblings Ward Taylor, Ann Mann, Prudence Wilson, Carl Taylor and Russell Taylor. Services were Feb. 19 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland. Memorials to; Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 522 Cincinnati Mills Drive, Suite C281 Cincinnati, OH 45240.

About real estate transfers

Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley. Hamilton County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. 962 Hidden Ridge, Robert & Linda Gilbert to Gerald Racette Jr., 0.7200 acre, $247,000. 813 McCelland Road, Gary & Ginger Templeton to Joshua & Jennifer Wilson, 0.4800 acre, $155,000. 5644 McCormick Trail, Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Gregory & Karen Houdek, 0.3530 acre, $334,190. 6033 Mill Row Court, The First Baptist Church of Milford to Chad & Laura Braley, $110,000. 1291 Monticello Court, Jeffrey Murphy to Jason & Christy Brown, 0.2900 acre, $157,000. 6325 Pine Cove Lane, Christopher & Annette Cundiff to Ronald & Melissa Dimuro, 0.4250 acre, $420,000. 1707 Smoke House Way, Thomas & Cassandra Cote to Evalyn & Sanford Fram, 0.1960 acre, $181,000.


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