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Cast Your Nets reeled in 200-plus teens for a fun evening of music, socializing with other youth around Cincinnati, prayer, reconciliation, Eucharist, and last , but not least, pizza.

Merit finalists Each of the six Country Day National Merit semifinalists have been named finalists. They are: Audrey McCartney, of Anderson Township; Amar Mehta, of Blue Ash; Rebecca Miller, of Indian Hill; Michael Morgan, of Indian Hill; Nicholas Niedermeier, of Loveland; and Henry Pease, of Indian Hill. See Schools, A4

Primary colors It may have been a dress rehearsal, but yesterday's primary elections had the feel of the "real thing," from presidential primaries to statehouse primaries and local issues. Find out who won and who lost, and share your thoughts at

Winter heats up And speaking of winners and losers, the high school winter tournament season continues. Follow your favorite team and find out where they go next, or if they have gone home. See Sports, A7


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Loveland schedules town hall on budget, tax hike By Jeanne Houck

LOVELAND — Loveland City Council wants residents to weigh in on whether the city should put an income tax hike on the November ballot – and if so, how much of a hike. City council has scheduled a town hall meeting on the matter for Tuesday, March 13, at Loveland city hall on West Loveland Avenue. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. – one hour before the regularly scheduled Loveland City Council meeting. Before residents take the microphone, Loveland staffers will present an overview of various income-tax options – all of which could be nixed if city council believes residents have a better idea. The presentation also will “detail the consequences to our infrastructure and quality of life if the state-inflicted revenue losses are absorbed into our budget through cuts only,” said Loveland City Councilwoman Paulette Leeper. Loveland is searching for ways to weather the repeal of the state estate tax and the phase-out of the state Local Government Fund. The Loveland Finance Committee is recommending voters be asked in November to increase the city’s income tax rate from 1 percent to 1.2 percent. The committee also is recommending Loveland continue to give residents who work in other cities credit for income taxes paid elsewhere, up to 1 percent. The Loveland Finance Committee’s proposed income tax hike would generate nearly $911,000 annually and head off budget cuts in 2013 to 2015 that city staff believes would be nec-

Loveland City Councilwoman Paulette Leeper at city hall. She made a successful motion before city council for a town meeting Tuesday, March 13, on the budget and possible income tax hike. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

essary in large part because of cuts in state appropriations, said Tom Carroll, Loveland city manager. The Loveland Finance Committee rejected four income tax options proposed by city staff, including one staff “preliminarily” recommended: that residents raise the income-tax rate to 1.25 percent and continue to give Loveland residents who work in other cities full credit for income taxes paid elsewhere. Carroll said the finance committee came up with its own option after deciding it wanted a way to generate $900,000 annually to both balance the budget and to increase funding for road rehabilitation. Loveland already has made

more than $930,000 in budget cuts, Carroll said, and “The Finance Committee was particularly adamant that no further reductions to personnel can be tolerated for the city of Loveland.” Also, “The Finance Committee pointed out that the four-inch water line replacements have been assisting the road rehabilitation program simply because the water fund can pay for the resurfacing of streets that are often torn up with the water line replacements,” Carroll said. “After a few years, this will no longer be an option and the roads will be significantly underfunded.” Other Loveland income-tax options proposed by city staff include:

» Raising Loveland’s incometax rate from 1 percent to 1.25 percent and keeping the credit at one percent. » Raising Loveland’s incometax rate from 1 percent to 1.1 percent and keeping the credit at one percent. » Reducing Loveland’s income-tax credit from the full 1 percent to 0.5 percent Any income tax rate over 1 percent must be approved by voters. City staff has asked Loveland City Council to decide by April whether to put an income tax hike on the fall ballot.

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LOVELAND – Loveland City Manager Tom Carroll is among nine applicants to survive the first cut made from more than 40 people who expressed interest in becoming Montgomery city manager. The Montgomery City Manager Search Committee said Friday, March 2, that members will interview Carroll and the eight other applicants by phone over the next few weeks for the position vacated last fall by Cheryl Hilvert. Others who made the cut are: » Patti Bates, Williamsburg village administrator » Matthew Candland, Sykesville, Md., town manager » Wayne Davis, assistant Montgomery city manager who



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Montgomery city manager, just 27 were considered because they submitted all the paperwork that advertisements for the post said was required: a cover letter, resume and completed application. Some of the people disqualified as applicants submitted two of the three required submissions; one person simply emailed Montgomery. Some people withdrew their applications. Applicants for the Montgomery city manager post who sent in all required paperwork hail from Maryland to California. Many of the local applicants made the first cut. “We reviewed an impressive array of candidates from around the country, most of whom have worked in the public sector for several years,” Montgomery City Councilwoman Gerri Harbison





said. The Montgomery City Manager Search Committee said in its release that the nine candidates who remain in the applicant pool will be reduced to three or four and those people further evaluated with tools that include an analysis by an outside assessment center and interviews with the entire Montgomery City Council, which has final say. City council hopes to in May name a successor to Hilvert, who retired last November after 14 years as Montgomery city manager and a total of some 30 years in the public sector. Carroll could not immediately be reached for comment, but Loveland City Councilman Brent Zuch said he hopes Carroll remains in Loveland. See CARROLL, Page A2

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“You can't replace a Tom Carroll,” Zuch said. “You won't find someone as smart as he is, who is as ethical and by-thebook and works as hard as he does unless they are using Loveland as a stepping stone to the next biggest city and therefore paycheck. “While maybe some have differing opinions, it would be hard to argue that under him the residents have not enjoyed a great return on their taxes, including economic development, numerous grants, great hires, great services and navigating a very challenging climate. “What is a real shame is that he had said publicly numerous times that he would be happy to retire here, but there are certain former city employees who have tried to undermine him at every opportunity, so it will not longer be an attractive place to be,” Zuch said. “This will make it that much harder to find the next qualified candidate for replacement. “I ,for one, and I know there are others who share in the sentiment, will do what I can to keep him but in this environment, you can't blame him for looking out for his family and exploring his options,” Zuch said. “It is not a forgone conclusion that he will leave but Montgomery has certain advantages, like a broader tax base and a current salary structure nearly double what ours is.”



Miami Twp. wants to limit park use for polo matches

Ross log house dedication April 21

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MIAMI TWP. — The trustees would welcome a few exhibition polo matches at Miami Meadows Park, but are not willing to turn the park over for a full schedule of matches and practices. Administrator Larry Fronk Feb. 13 told the trustees a representatives of the Cincinnati Polo Club approached him about using the park. An exhibition match by the club was held in 2010 and was well-attended, Fronk said. Polo club organizers cleaned up the field afterwards, he said. Some additional matches were scheduled for 2011 but were canceled because of wet weather and bad field conditions, Fronk said. The new proposal involves 10 matches in 2012, two a month June through October. The polo club also asked to use the field for practices one or two times a week. Fronk proposed a fee of $150 for each polo match. Service Director Mike Mantel said because of the weather, the fields at the park often are not mowed until

Nearly 1,000 spectators attended a polo match in 2010 at Miami Township's Miami Meadows Park. PROVIDED July, which could prevent use of the field in June. Solicitor John Korfhagen questioned how much damage the matches could do to the fields, compared to regular recreational use. “A 700-pound horse is more damaging than a 60-pound kid,” Korfhagen said.

“I’m not keen on an ongoing relationship,” she said. Fronk said he would get back with polo club officials with a proposal to use the park for once-a-month exhibition matches beginning in July, with no practices.

“I don’t know if the field could support a full schedule,” Trustee Karl Schultz said. “A once-a-month exhibition I’m willing to do - weather permitting - but no earlier than July,” Schultz said. Trustee Mary Makley Wolff said the fields should not be available for practices.


Residents here can step back to the 1800s in April. The Symmes Township Historical Society has spent years working on the Ross Family log house, and members are ready to open it up to the people. Moved from its original location on Rich Road, historical society President C.J. Carr dismantled the house and reassembled it on the Meade property, 11887 Lebanon Road. Set to open on April 21, the historical society is planning an all-day event, beginning at noon with the dedication and wrapping up at 5 p.m. A dedication is planned to last an hour, with several guests will speaking. Visitors will be able to tour the house, as well as the nearby Meade House. Aside from the actual dedication, the big event will be an 1860s-style baseball game, played by The Buckeyes of Cincinnati Baseball Club against a team fielded by the historical society. The game begins at 2 p.m. The Cincinnati Horticultural Society also has plans for the daylong event, including an activity that will allow children work with a plant and take it home to care for. Dedication attendees can also partake in an old-fashioned cakewalk, in which participants essentially play musical chairs to win a cake. Carol Sims, treasurer and newsletter editor for

the historical society and assistant fiscal officer for Symmes Township, said families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch. If visitors forgo the lunch or forget, the historical society will be selling refreshments all day. Sims added that interested visitors who want a schedule of the events will be able to find one on the historical society’s website, www.symmeshistoricalsociety. com. The schedule is not up yet, but will be posted by April 1. “We want everyone to come out and enjoy the day, enjoy history and see what they have helped create,” she said. “It’s for the residents of Symmes Township to enjoy.” For more about your community,

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The following students have earned honors for the first quarter of 2011-2012.

High Honors Seventh-grade - Evan Abbott, Kristyn Aiello, Jarrett Albin, Kiley Allen, Anna Azallion, Margaret Bailey, Elizabeth bartnik, Eleanor Behling, Cole Behrens, Justin Benesh, Claire Beran, Rachel Blumberg, Joshua Bodenstein, Andrew Boys, Alexandra Bousset, Alexandria Brownfield, Delaney Buehler, John Carver, Roshan Chandrakumar, Charles Coons, Olivia Cox, Madaline Craft, Rachel Crum, Maxwell Daugherty, Henry Daumeyer, Aniliese Deal, Eden DeAtley, Aiden Dial, Andrew Docherty, Brady Dotson, Ryan Drapeau, Jennifer Drechsler, Kyle Dunlop, Andrew Dygert, Claire Edison, Richard Edwards, Margaret Eilert, Rachel Ernst, Kaitlin Fackler, Samantha Faingold, Garrett Fasig, Madeleine Feder, Joshua Ferrell, Jerald Ferreri, Alec Fields, Dominick Fierro, Brady Funke, Bailey George, Tamar Goldwasser, Alison Goret, Nicole Goret, Drew Grafflin, Rollie Grinder, David Guzior, Allese Haddad, Nicklas Haddad, Chritsian Harris, Claire Hasenoehrl, Susan Heath, Nicholas Henthorn, Jackson Herrmann, Andrew Hesse, Morgan Hoffman, Julia Hoge, Megan Huether, Bethann Hughes, Regan Jeffery, Dorothy Jenkins, Luke Jenkins, Vishal John, Kayla Johnson, Leah Jordan, Erin Kahle, Erin Klenke, Ally Kluender, Brett Kluge, Jacob Korniak, Mitchell LaiFook, Grant Leever, Teresa Locasto, Jeffrey Magee, Graham Martin, Rachel Martinez, Sean Mary, Katelyn McElveen, James Meckey, Courtney Mennen, Hayley Miner, Jessica Morey, Jacob Morra, Daniel Moss, Samari Mowbray, Megan Mueller, Paige Nash, Jenny Nguyen, Erik Nilsson, Rachel Oberholzer, Madison orlowski, Madeline Osborne, Kristen Oshima, Jacalyn Parsley, Reagan Patton, Jane Pearson, Spenser Perry, Ava Peter, Jeremy Peters, Natalie Pfalttzgraff, Emily Poole, Robert Potts, Zoe Price, Cara Rasmussen, Lucy Rawson, Brennan Redslob, Ella Richards, Vaughan Richter, Jack Riley, Zachary Robbins, Mitchell Robinson, Paul Roman, Alexandra Rose, Jessica Rychlik, Julianna Sabin, Megan Schuster, Emily Shaver, Benjamin Smith, Joseph Smith, Logan Smith, Rufus Smith, Jackson Stanley, Jacqueline Stone, Andrew Storer, Mitchell Suder, Cole Swartz, Ali Syed, John Tereck, Connor Thomas, Eric Thomas, Leah Turner, Samuel Vargas, Jack Vezdos, Katherine Vuyk, Luke Waddell, Tarah Wagner, Delaney Walker, Sarah Walsh, Rachel Warm-Deutsch, Bethany Weaver, Brookelyn Webb, Owen Wilhoite, Delaney Wilson, Abigail Wood, Kelsey Zetterberg and Martin Zimmer. Eighth-grade - Jordan Adair, Rebecca Antrim, Cole Ashmore, Andrew Austin, Kyle Baker, Ashton Barger, Conner Barnes, Courtney Barnes, Soham Basu, Hailey Bauer, Kelly Baumgarth, Owen Bayer, Allsion Becker, Matthew Bezjak, Austin Bota, Riley Boucher, Jazmyn

Browning, Gloria Bustamante, Kyle Butts, Ethan Carle, Caitlin Carlsen, Joshua Carovillano, Kristofer Caudell, Emma Cavano, Chloe Cecil, Zachary Chapman, Sean Chrusniak, Tyler Cook, Cailin Cooper, Leighann Cotter, Sarah Cousino, Brandon Crowe, Ashley Day, Samuel Dearden, Madison DeAtley, Hannah Dee, Cameron DeVille, Pamela Dickman, Gabrielle Dierling, Jospeh Distler, Christopher Dombroski, Anne Ellis, Megan Elamani, Jillian Ferguson, Jacob Ferrell, Hannah Fischer, Caroline Fisher, Jennifer Frank, Nadra Fredj, Jared Frees, Mark Geiger, Alyssa Gilliland, William Gilliland, Cooper Goetz, Ellen Goldenberg, Andrea Gutierrez-Flores, Sarah Habermaas, Cole Hankins, Haley Hansberry, Bailey Hansen, Kaylee Harter, Nekyla Hawkins, Taylar Hayden, Alyssa Heal, Kathryn Heath, Laura Heckenmueller, Maximillan Hensler, Lauren Hole, Jared Holladay, Luke Holloway, Lillian Huelsman, Brighton Hummer, Erin Iaciofano, Katherine Jacobs, Colin Johnson, Madison Johnson, Alexandra Jones, Theodore Jones, Brighton Kahrs, Kevin Kes, Timothy Kim, Lydia King, Kya Knecht, Brooke Koontz, Irena Kuan, Nicholas LaChapelle, Colton Lakes, Samantha Lawless, Howard Lawrence, Jacob Lesperance, Benjamin Lipp, Lydia Loukoumidis, Ryan Lutz, Emma Lykins, Madeline Mansfield, Ashley Mays, Rachel Mellett, Mackenzie Mercer, Ryan Meszaros, Emily Michelfelder, Karl Mueller, Kendall Myers, Kathryn Napier, Michael Newbold, Hanna Olberding, Morlan Osgood, Erica Padgett, Jackson Pardue, Adam Paulson, Gary Payne, Stefan Pfaller, Steven Plitt, Madeleine Porczak, Caroline Prifti, Margaret Purtell, Jonathon Reese, Preston Reeves, William Reverman, Madalyn Ribeiro, Hayley Roberts, Chelsea Robinson, Claire Ruben, Domas Rubikas, Mallory Russ, Ellen Rust, Ashley Salzl, Machiko Sato, Jacob Saunders, Blake Schlesner, Kristen Schneider, Sarah Sheeler, Catelyn Shipp, Pamela Shoemaker, Aidan Shumaker, Kevin Sieg, Amanda Slager, Mackenzie Slyder, Amy Snyder, Andrew Snyder, Courtney Spicer, Andrew Steinbrunner, Katherine Stuhlfire, Shiza Syed, Ashlyn Taylor, Madison Taylor, Chloe Tenbrink, Peyton Terry, Anne Tewksbury, Allison Thompson, Elizabeth Toigo, Isabelle Vezeau, Logan Walton, Levi Weaver, Alexandra Westley, Mackey Willis and Zachary Winoker.

Honors Seventh-grade - Cameron Addington, Sohaib Ahmed, Daniel Allen, Antonio Apodaca, Cheyenne Atkinson, Spencer Ausec, Aaron Autin, Declan Baarlaer, Rikki Badinghaus, Ryan Bagnoli, Katelyn Bailey, Kristen Bailey, Nicholas Balzarini, Hannah Bashardoust, Grace Bateman, Stephanie Batsch, Julian Baumann, Matthew Beard, Cameron Beck, Claire Belcik, Ethan Bell, Jacob Bellamah, Cameron Bender, Emma Berryman, Autumn Binford, Kelsey Blanchard, Brent Blust, Alexis Breyer, Megan Brezina, Erin Brophy, Ashley Brown, Adam

Brulport, Cory Brumley, Jonathon Buell, Lucy Burns, Victoria Buttram, Evan Cade, Jacob Campbell, Brycen Carle, Joseph Carver, Jacob Cecil, Adrian Chan, McKenna Clark, Morgan Clark, Jacob Clements, Diana Coleman, Max Coleman, Adrian Conte, Kurry Cortright, Devin Courtney, Aaron Cunningham, Caleb Davis, Anthony Delcimmuto, Evan Dodds, Margaret Dowd, Luke Dunning, Kalyn Ebinger, Thomas Elam, Hashem El-esses, Christian Elkins, Noah Elliott, Matthew Ellis, Nicholas Engel, Benjamin Federman, Shelby Fein, Corey Fields, Veronica Fiorenza, Grace Fjelstul, Brian Fleming, Haley Florence, Taylor Fox, Emily Geers, Jonathon Geist, Austin Gentry, Emma Gillespie, Sabra Gleckler, Jonah Goldwasser, Hannah Gray, Kaitlyn Green, Clarity Gunn, Brian Haberer, Emily Hageman, Allison Hains, Kira Hamlin, Alex Hansberry, Erin Hansberry, Kayla Hartzler, Morgan Hastings, Abigayle Hickey, Benjamin Hickey, Carlie Hicks, Bailey Hildebrand, Emily Hiles, Joseph Hilliker, Karlin Holley, Kyle Hook, Connor Hundley, Mason Hytree, Rachel Jackson, Luke Jacobson, Andrew Jodice, Bradley Jodice, Drake Johnson, Spencer Johnson, Samuel Joy, Zachary Karp, Kirkland Kelly, Elise Kendrick, Alicia Kenny, Danielle Kenyon, Benjamin Kieffer, Trevor Klein, Drew Kluender, Lindsay Kluender, Daniel Koth, Maxwell LaGreca, Nathaniel Lawry, Johnny Lendenski, Maggie Luetkemeyer, Kyra Maloney, Matthew Maples, Grace Marlatt, Jordan Marschhausen, Hunter McAfee, Alec McClellan, Thomas McCoy, Brett McFarland, Britney McGeorge, Andres Mendoza, Jacob Miller, Crystal Mills, Zoe Missar, Andrew Moss, Abigail Murphy, Kyle Nance, Emily Naticchioni, Jenna Nichols, Austin Nuncio, Stephan O'Nan, Nicolas Oppenheimer, Luke Oslack, Sean Ovens, LexAndria Owen, Kyle Padgett, Kacob Payzant, Erica Perl, Morgan Pontsler, Caroline Poole, Erin Portune, Lydia Powell, Russell Quisenberry, Lauren Raitz, Zachary Ramsey, Mark Reich, Sarah Rice, Benjamin Richardson, Ryan Rolfes, Michaela Ruark, Mitchell Saatkamp, Dane Sabo, Malorie Scharfenberger, Zachary Seltzer, Jack Sexton, Christopher Shank, Maxwell Shilling, Molly Shilling, Zachary Shumaker, Kaylie Simms, Victoria Slagel, Carrie Slusher, Tayla Smart, Dawson Smith, Sarah Smith, Williams Sturgis, Noah Switzer, Mackenzie Talbott, Samuel Toney, Robert Tuttle, Micayla Veeneman, Sara Vilegas, John Vogt, Andrew Wallace, Katelyn Warden, Braden Watts, Andrew Wellington, Hunter Wentland, Calvin Whitaker, Alexis Wiebell, Matthew Williams, Alyssa Wilson, Timothy Wirtz, Kaleb Young and Noah Zirpoli. Eighth-grade - Marshall Amon, Alondra Becerra, Corey Bender, Madison Bennett, Nicholas Bixler, Cole Boeres, Jake Boerger, Collin Boggs, Audrey Boyd, Owen Brown, Allison Brugger, Trevor Bush, Anthony Caniglia, Jessica Carter, Jonathan Cindric, Travis Clark, Julia Copfer, Miranda Corbett, Alexis Czulew-

icz, Parker Davenport, Emily Davis, David Denzy, Dominic DiStasio, Joshua Dixon, Trace Dunning, Nicholas Dusold, Amanda Eldridge, Miranda Eldridge, Emily Ellis, Michael Fackler, Dakota Fein, Courtney Ferguson, Nicholas Ferguson, Darby Flanagan, Brianna Gabbard, Francesca Gear, Kyle Graham, Myles Graves, Matthew Hallock, Alexander Hamill, David Hansen, Dylan Havens, Carrie Hawkins, Victoria heyob, Grayson Hodges, Matthew Hoffman, Connor Homan, Mark Jang, Samantha Johnson, Matthew Johnston, Morgan Kaesemeyer, Alan Kendrick, Sophia Kiser, Justin Kling, Adrianna Krois, Benjamin Lawry, Kimberly Lemus, Kathleen Locasto, Catherine Louit, Robert Louke, Taylor Lowenstein, Joseph Lynch, Sydney Mahon, Ryan Mangan, Michael Martin, Joshua Mathews, Erin McCarthy, Dacey-anne McConnell, Alyssa McSorley, Cole Miller, Xhristian Montgomery, Nathaniel Montgomery, Jacob Morrison, Emily Mullins, Kyle Oblong, Dean Parker, Katherine Parks, Nathaniel Paskal, Jordan Paul, Elliot Peet, Michael Peters, Charles Pettit, Devon Pfarr, Megan Phelan, Jacob Ponchot, Eric Popp, Madison Preston, Julia Querol, Jason Ratterman, Jeffry Ray, Charles Regan, Mekayla Rickett, Tasha Rogers, Gabhriel Rose, Garret Royer, Katelyn Russ, Cooper Scanlon, Kevin Shaknaitis, Carley Siekman, Kayla Sizemore, Zoie Smith, Brody Smolenski, Charles Spieser, Trent Spikes, Hannah Sprouse, Michael Staley, Timothy Stansbury, Tanner Stinnett, Jessica Stone, Claire Taggart, Elaine Thomas, Samuel Thomas, James Truesdell, Julianne Wagoner, Amanda Walchle, Connor Wallace, Hannah Wallis, Samuel Walther, Dylan Webster, Olivia Weinle-Hadley, Haley West, Ali Whalen, Sydney Williams, Erin Wilmanns, Hannah Wilson, Marissa Witt, Gabrielle Woehler, Lucas Woehler, Mark Woehler, Chase Woodall, Cade Woolston and Andrew Worcester.


The following students have earned honors for the first quarter of 2011-2012.

First Honors Freshmen – Cameron Carothers, Ramya Chandrakumar, Kyland Frooman, Nicola Redmond, Megan Shaffer and Maria Weisgerber. Sophomores – Megan Downey, Jillian Foster, Megan Luiso, Emily Throckmorton and Mikaila Wenker. Juniors – Jacquelyn Butcher and Laurel Romano. Seniors – Elizabeth Gillespie and Katherine Metzger.

Second Honors Freshmen – Kathryn Valker Sophomores – Hannah Isfort and Emily Winter. Seniors – Laura Devine, Sarah Donovan, Lauren Eckhoff, McKenzie Fagin, Loren Kennedy and Corinne Nako.

CCD National Merit semifinalists advance INDIAN HILL — Each of the six Country Day National Merit semifinalists have been named finalists. They are: Audrey McCartney, of Anderson Township; Amar Mehta, of Blue Ash; Rebecca Miller, of Indian Hill; Michael Morgan, of Indian Hill; Nicholas Niedermeier, of Loveland; and Henry Pease, of Indian Hill. Of the semifinalists nationwide only 15,000 are named National Merit Finalists and compete for scholarships worth more than $34 million. In the spring, approximately 8,300 of the 15,000 finalists will receive college scholarships. The finalists were selected based on their preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Quali-

fying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) scores. The six Cincinnati Country Day seniors scored in the top1percent and are among the 15,000 students from 22,000 high schools named as finalists nationwide. Approximately 1.5 million students took the PSAT last fall. In addition to the six National Merit Finalists, Country Day also had four Commended Scholars, earning 14 percent of the senior class National Merit recognition. The four Commended Scholars are: Bradley Hammoor, of Symmes Township; Jonas Luebbers, of Madeira; Victoria MairalCruz, of Mariemont; and Adriana Ungerleider, of Symmes Township.

Cincinnati Country Day National Merit finalists are, in front, Nicholas Niedermeier, Audrey McCartney and Mamar Mehta; and in back, Henry Pease and Michael Morgan. Not pictured is Rebecca Miller. THANKS TO PETER NIEHOFF

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Students exchange books for NOOKs By Jeanne Houck

LOVELAND — Loveland Middle School seventhgrader Lizzy Rodriguez likes to use her school-issued NOOK tablet to do homework. “There’s a website called ProgressBook and I

can go on there and study for a test,” said Rodriguez, who lives in Hamilton Township. Jimmy Andrus, another middle school seventhgrader who lives in Hamilton Township, likes the idea that the NOOK allows him to be an environmentally responsible student.

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“I think it’s pretty cool because it saves paper,” Andrus said. “We can even take tests with it.” Like every other seventh-grade student and teacher at Loveland Middle School, Rodriguez and Andrus are participating in a pilot program in which they, some three weeks ago, were issued schoolowned color NOOK tablets, which act as electronic textbooks with access to books, education applications and the Internet. The Loveland City Schools bought 500 of the NOOKs - which cost under $200 each - with permanent-improvement funds and expect the tablets to eventually pay for themselves. “The goal is to ultimately make the purchase of NOOKs ‘revenue-neutral’ through fees and the cost savings by reducing other more traditional supplies,” said John Marschhausen, superintendent of the Loveland City School District. “As we reduce our required supply lists, move reading books to the elec-

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tronic devices and shift from making paper copies to digital copies being sent to student emails we will save money to help offset the costs of these devices.” Barnes & Noble, which makes the NOOKs, will provide technical support for the pilot program. “I am encouraged by the progress we have made in less than a month with our NOOK pilot project,” Marschhausen said. “We are learning a great deal, both about our own capacity and the needs of our students. “Our network has handled the additional devices without any problems and the devices themselves have proven reliable,” Marschhausen said. “We have some students that are very comfortable and others that need encouragement - this is to be expected.” Abby Shafer, a seventhgrade math teacher at Loveland Middle School, says the NOOK program “is good because it allows students to have more individualized instruction.” “It allows them to work on special topics that they are having trouble with and also creating a more fun way to challenge themselves,” Shafer said. Marschhausen said that as today’s seventh-graders, the Class of 2017, move into Loveland High School, the district will launch a NOOK program at the high school.

Seventh-grader Britney McGeorge of Loveland searches for short stories on her NOOK during a language arts class at Loveland Middle School. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Lauren Cripe, a language arts teacher at Loveland Middle School, shows students how to use their electronic NOOK tablets. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Lauren Cripe, a seventh-grade language arts teacher at Loveland Middle School, thinks that’s a good thing.

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Loveland athlete gave prep team a go Injuries don’t keep Summit Country Day gymnast Lauren Terry from competing By Nick Dudukovich

COLUMBUS — For Lauren Terry, the state gymnastics competition was bittersweet. Terry, who is a senior at the Summit Country Day School, was ecstatic to reach the state’s top competition, but at the same time, she was sad her gymnastics career was coming to an end. “I’ve been trying to process it

all week,” Terry said. “It’s like, wow, I’m done with the sport…but I’m happy I did the sport and met all of my friends and I will go back to the gym frequently to visit them.” The 2012 campaign marked the first season that Terry competed in high school gymnastics. She left her mark by placing 14th on the bars. She also competed on the beam at the competition, which was at Hilliard Bradley

High School March 3. Coming into this season, the Loveland resident was already an accomplished club gymnast. However, she considered giving up the sport over the summer because injuries started to take a toll. “I thought my body was done handling the sport, but then (a coach) convinced me to do high school gymnastics because it’s fewer hours in the gym, but I still get to have fun and compete.” The Loveland resident spent 10 years on the club circuit. She cited the floor exercise, as well as the vault, as the most physical taxing

events. “With the floor…it’s not a trampoline, and on vault, you have to run, go up-and-over the table, or horse, and flip and land on your feet. Those are kind of two pounding events,” Terry said. Despite the injuries sustained over the years, Terry said she’s going to miss competing, as well has her teammates. “I’m a competitive person and I thought competitions were a lot of fun,” she said. “And my team is like my family. I’ve trained with them five days a week for multiple hours.”

While the past season was more about making one last go-round in the sport she loves, Terry was excited to compete at the high school season’s final meet. “I think it’s really cool I qualified to state,” she said. “I always wanted to go.” Terry will attend High Point University in North Carolina this fall. She won’t be a part of the gymnastics team, but she’s looking forward to trying other sports. “I want to try something new. I’ll try dance, or soccer, or swimming--something along those lines to keep me in shape,” she said.

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Loveland's Andrew Walten (top) wrestles his opponent during the first round of the state meet in Columbus March 1 2012. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Tigers wrestle in March By Scott Springer

LOVELAND — The wrestling

trail of the Tigers led to Columbus March 1-3 as Loveland qualified a quartet of grapplers for the state meet. Freshman Brandon Tucker (106 pounds), sophomore Michael Weber (170), senior Kylee Knabe (195) and sophomore Andrew Alten (285) all were honored with the chance to compete at Ohio State’s Schottenstein Center. 152-pound sophomore James Caniglia was an alternate. “That’s the most we’ve ever had for Division I, four state qualifiers,” coach Chris Switzer said. “It’s definitely a step in the right direction.” Before the trek up I-71, Switzer’s message to his team was stay hungry. “Don’t be content to just be there,” Switzer said. “Don’t be a deer in the headlights. It can be an overwhelming experience when you walk in that tunnel.” Of the qualifiers, the biggest surprise may have come in the sophomore heavyweight Andrew Alten. After splitting time with his senior brother Jacob, he had a brilliant second half and finished as Division I Southwest district champion after only placing fourth in the previous week’s sectional.

Loveland's Michael Weber (top) gets the upper hand on his opponent during the OHSAA state meet in Columbus March 1 2012. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

“He was beating kids that he lost to in the beginning of the year,” Switzer said. “He got a lot better. I thought he had the ability.” Naturally, the brackets at the state meet contain no pushovers. “He had a tough first round match-up with the kid from Marysville,” Switzer said. “He wrestled him early in the year and was pinned in his first match on varsity.” Alten was eventually eliminated by Colerain’s Jon Niehaus on March 2. On the other end of the weight spectrum, Brandon



Tucker’s appearance at 106 was quite an accomplishment. “Brandon’s a tough wrestler,” Switzer said. “He only lost to Moeller’s Conner Ziegler at sectionals and districts by one point.” On March 1, the freshman lost to Austin Assad of Brecksville-Broad Heights and then in the consolation round to Josh Wimer of Grove City Central Crossing. Michael Weber came to State as district runner-up after losing a match to undefeated wrestler from Kettering. The 170pound sophomore made the seventh-place match against Matt Olson of Chagrin Falls Kenston and won a 12-0 majority decision. At 195, senior Kylee Knabe figured to be in state contention all year. “He was a state qualifier last year,” Switzer said of Knabe. Knabe also made it to the seventh-place match where he pinned Jacob Burton of Lakota East in 3:14. With the exception of Knabe, Switzer expects to return the other qualifiers to the Loveland mats next fall, along with experienced 182-pounder Gunner Lay with two years remaining. “We’re a young team,” Switzer said. “We started two freshmen and eight sophomores throughout the year.”

Matt Blankenship, a senior left-handed pitcher from Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, signed his letter of intent to play baseball next season at Indiana Wesleyan University. Blankenship will make an impact in the program with the baseball ability and character that he will bring, according to Chad Newhard, head basketball coach at Indiana Wesleyan. He has had great baseball presence on the mound as well as character developing experiences both at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy and with his summer team the Cincinnati Spikes. These combinations will make Matt a tremendous fit for Indiana Wesleyan University and Wildcat Baseball. Indiana Wesleyan was runner up in the Mid Central Conference tournament in 2010, which was the first time the school had made the championship game of the conference

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy's Matt Blankenship signs his letter of intent to play baseball with the Indiana Wesleyan University Wildcats. From left: Larry Redwine, head baseball coach, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy; Chad Newhard, head baseball coach, Indiana Wesleyan University; Matt Blankenship, senior, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, and Phil Arington, head baseball coach, Cincinnati Spikes. THANKS TO RICK SWEENEY tournament and has seen six athletes garner all conference accolades in three seasons under Newhard.


Sammie Wheeler, top, makes the medals in all three of her relays, swimming the anchor on all of them in the Big East Conference. She swam in the finals of the 100 breaststroke and the championship final of the 200 individual medley with a University of Cincinnati school record time of 2:02.18. Wheeler swam eight consecutive lifetime best times and was named the team's best overall female performer. THANKS TO MITCHELL BERMAN


Boys basketball Division I » Moeller beat Amelia Feb. 29 at Hamilton High School, 72-44. Junior Josh Davenport led the Crusaders with 17 points. The win put Moeller in the sectional final at the University of Cincinnati’s Fifth Third Arena March 4 against Turpin.


Boys Southwest District All-Stars Division I » Moeller junior Josh Davenport, first team; senior Ben Galemmo, special mention.

Girls Southwest District All-Stars Division I » Loveland senior Rachel Baker, special mention; senior Ariel Fischer, special mention.


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Make your home a less attractive target There’s an old joke about two hikers who come upon a grizzly in the woods. As the first hiker stoops down to tighten his shoelaces, the other says, “You know you can’t outrun a bear.” The first hiker then replies, “I don’t have to. I only have to outrun you!” Home security is like that. You can’t make your home impregnable but you can make it a less attractive target so that a potential burglar goes elsewhere. Burglars fear detection so they generally target unoccupied homes in places that are isolated from view of others. Crime prevention is based on “Deter, Delay & Detect.” Don’t let your home be a target of opportunity.

To reduce your chances of being victimized, always keep your doors and windows locked, even if you are home. Exterior doors need to be solid core, featuring deadbolt locks with a one-inch throw and hinges and strike plates reinforced with three-inch screws. Landscaping can hide wouldbe burglars, so no bush should be taller than three feet and mature trees should be trimmed so no limbs hang lower than seven feet to provide unobstructed views. To enhance visibility, install outdoor lighting to illuminate all points of entry. Motion and photosensitive lights are great for this purpose. Never count on a garage door alone to keep someone out of

your house because they are easily compromised. Always lock the door leading from the garage to your home with a deadbolt. Also, do not leave garage door openers in your car if it is parked outside. Thieves may steal them and Skip Rasfeld COMMUNITY PRESS then return to make entry into GUEST COLUMNIST your home while you are away. Sliding patio doors are a favorite entry point. Attach a “Charlie Bar” or place a broom stick along the inside track so the door can’t be forced open or

simply lifted off the latch. Rear basement windows are also a common point of entry. Consider replacing them with glass block or add security bars that can be opened from inside if the basement is occupied. Most burglaries happen during daylight hours when people are at work. Lights, radios and televisions can be placed on automatic timers to make the home appear occupied. If you are leaving on vacation, complete a Vacation House Check form on Miami Township’s website under the Police tab. Never leave a message in your voice mail or post on social media that you are going away. You should stop all mail and

newspaper deliveries, keep lawn mowing and snow removal on schedule and have a trusted family member or friend check the house once a day. Having a neighbor park in your driveway while you are away is also a good deterrent. Additionally, consider adding a residential alarm to your home and post signage prominently. Miami Township’s Crime Prevention Officers will conduct free home security audits for residents. Simply call us at 2483721 to schedule an appointment. Stay safe. Skip Rasfeld is a Miami Township Police officer.


Cunningham is no great American Recent radio show comments and pathetic parodies on WLW 700 radio reflect that host; Billy Cunningham is no great American. His constant ranting and misinformation about the apparent tragic revelations pertaining to an ex-Clermont County Commissioner are deplorable. Although many in Clermont County do not condone the allegations pertaining to Archie Wilson, they in no way are a reflection on the Republican Party, nor the Tea Party citizen’s movement in Clermont County, as Mr. Cunningham would have you believe. Mr. Cunningham stated that Archie Wilson entered county meetings by slamming down a Bible and being righteous about the conduct of others and that he has a velvet Jesus behind his desk in his Clermont County Commissioners’ office. I personally have attended a majority of the

Clermont County Commissioner’s meetings in 2011 and not once have I witnessed Archie Wilson carrying a Bible into any of the commissioner’s meetings. I also do not recall seeing Mr. Cunningham, Mr. Sloan or any other individuals Larry Heller COMMUNITY PRESS from WLW 700 present GUEST COLUMNIST at any of the commissioner’s meetings in 2011. Finally, I have been in Archie Wilson’s office many times and I do not recall ever seeing any velvet pictures in his office. Mr. Cunningham’s statement that a velvet Jesus picture is on the wall behind Mr. Wilson’s desk is perplexing, as the back of his office has windows overlooking downtown

Batavia. But hey, let’s not confuse facts with good storytelling and piteous sensationalism to boost the ratings of a WLW 700 radio broadcast. It is a shame how some believe it is acceptable to exploit unfortunate personal situations for their personal or business gain. Despite what Mr. Cunningham states, Archie Wilson ran on a platform to bring back fiscal responsibility to Clermont County and to rein in the excessive economic development expenditures of the current county officials. Although Mr. Wilson’s alleged personal behavior is deplorable, his efforts to bring back fiscal responsibility and accountability to Clermont County are commendable. Perhaps what Mr. Cunningham ought to be talking about are apparent concerns with the economic development situations caused by excessive usage of Tax In-

centive Financing (TIF) in Clermont County. Or why the Clermont County Republican Party, in super majorities, endorsed the opponents of the incumbent commissioners’ Scott Croswell and Ed Humphrey and incumbent County Prosecutor Don White? Or why Jean Schmidt, the Congressional representative of District 2, for the first time ever, did not secure the endorsement of the Clermont County Republican Party? It is truly amazing what people will say and the tactics they will employ to retain their power and political elite status. And you don’t even have to go to the liberal Democrat Party to find it, as it is alive and well right here in Southwest Ohio in the old established and entrenched Republicans within the Republican Party. Larry Heller is a member of the Miami Township Tea Party.

‘Miracle baby’ left tiny but precious footprints

Sometimes it takes great strength to be quiet enough to listen to the breathing of a child. Especially a child who is about to die. We want to rush around, to talk to the doctors, to make decisions, to somehow stop what can’t be stopped. The thought of a dying infant is a stab in the chest of every parent. It offends our basic sense of fairness. Babies aren’t supposed to die. Their lives are still ahead of them. As parents, we want to take charge – to make decisions, to defy gravity, to shake people by the shoulders in the hope of a medical cure. There would be no medical cure for Sophia Cordier. The little girl, who was born Aug. 12 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, had been diagnosed with a chromosomal disorder that occurs in one out of every 3,000 live births. Sophia Grace Cordier died Jan. 7. She was a week short of being five months old. Overwhelmingly, the prognosis for babies with this disorder is that they will die. Half of these babies who are carried to term are stillborn. Nine out of 10 who survive until birth will die be-

fore their first birthday. The doctors ran some tests. The diagnosis was confirmed, and the parents, Ann and Andy Cordier of Clermont County’s Miami Township, were offered the option of abortion. They said no. Ann, 43, and Jean Schmidt COMMUNITY PRESS Andy, 49, who married 14 GUEST COLUMNIST years ago, considered Sophia’s life to be as sacred as those of their other five children – even if her life was to be a short one. It still had value beyond measure and was worthy of respect. Sophia’s uncle, The Rev. Michael Cordier, pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Miami Township, is my parish priest. I was one of hundreds of people who paid their respects last week at Sophia’s visitation at St. Gertrude Church in Madeira. I spoke briefly with the child’s mother. Ann told me that she hopes Sophia’s life will help people recognize “the value that each



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and every person has as they are created in the image of God – no matter their shortcomings or faults.” Such children, Ann said, “should be loved and cherished and protected.” This is a family of deep faith and quiet courage, which even strangers could see. “I really admire you for what you’re doing,” one of the nurses told Ann shortly before Sophia was born. The Cincinnati Enquirer reported on what Ann had called her “miracle baby” – and on how many parishioners at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and St. Gertrude were praying for Sophia and her family. The paper followed-up with a report on the child’s death. “We really were very reluctant to share our story, but we prayed about it,” Ann told me. “My motivation was that if one life, one little baby, could be saved and see the light of day and be brought home by parents, it was worth being in the limelight for a little bit no matter how painful it is for us. “I want people to have the courage to choose life – to embrace life even if it has faults,” Ann said. “I also want people to have the courage to choose God’s

will over their own, to be at peace with what happens.” I’m the chairwoman of the Congressional Pro-Life Women’s Caucus, and I share Ann and Andy’s view that all life is sacred. Sophia’s family found a way to reap joy from a child who would never be able to speak her own name. Sophia died surrounded and held by the family who loved her. In addition to her parents, Sophia is survived by: two brothers, Joe, 13, and John, 7; three sisters, Marie, 11, Michelle, 9, and Rose, 4; and grandparents Paul and Mary Ann Blom of Springfield Township in Hamilton County, and Laura Cordier of Mariemont (widow of the late Eugene Cordier). Other families wrestle with the same issues – of life and death, of mercy and conviction, of hope and despair. They, too, need our moral support, our arm around their shoulder, and our ear to hear their story. Jean Schmidt is the U.S. Representative in Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District.

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Feb. 29 question Should the United States provide military support to the opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime, similar to the actions taken in Libya? Why or why not?

“Do you mean so the people of another eastern country can hate us? Let's upend Hugo Chavez in Venezuela instead. It is a lot closer and they have oil. “The U.S. needs to stop being the world's police force. Let Jordan, or Saudi Arabia or some other country that lives nearby do it. If they don't want to die for their neighbors, why should we?” F.S.D. “Absolutely not, we need to stay out of the way. Even if they topple Assad, they will vote in the Muslim brotherhood and it will be as bad as it is now. That part of the world is nothing but trouble for America. We have enough problems in this country to straighten out.” D.D. “No. We should stay out of Syria. We have allies in the region who have more at stake than we do. We should learn from our last few wars that we don't seem to be able to figure out the internal politics in these Islamic countries. It's too easy to get mired down in their messes.” P.C. “This might be a trick question since President Obama said it was NATO that demanded and enforced the "no-fly zone" in Libya. Of course everyone knows it was really Obama's intervention from top to bottom, including Congress, which criticized him for making war without authorization from Congress. After all, even George W. Bush got their approval when he wanted to attack Iraq. Emperor Obama does as he pleases, but I don't believe he'll attack Syria he doesn't have any money left.” R.V.

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Patrick Reis, youth minister leader from Immaculate Heart of Mary, initiates an ice breaker: bear, hunter, Ninja - similar to rock, paper, scissors. THANKS TO RUTHY TRUSLER


Wayne Topp, from theArchdiocese of Cincinnati Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry. THANKS TO RUTHY TRUSLER

ast Your Nets reeled in 200-plus teens for a fun evening of music, socializing with other youth around Cincinnati, prayer, reconciliation, Eucharist, and last , but not least, pizza. The youth rally, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati's Offices of Youth and Young Adult Ministry and Vocations, (The Rev. Kyle Schnippel and Wayne Topp, respectively) was Sunday, Jan. 29, at Community of the Good Shepherd in Montgomery. High energy performer Paul Kindt along with other members of the Credo Band brought down the house with lyrics -- "... Cast out my sins ... Cast out my fear ... Cast out my doubt and I’ll become…A fisher of men!" "This is the 13th Cast Your Nets since 2007," Topp said "Seminarians have (now) increased from 29 to 40. In fact, one seminarian said he 'just had to come' (to Cast Your Nets) and he is now in his second year at the seminary." "It's important to build awareness of vocation choices to the youth," Topp said. "Therefore, invitations were sent to all religious members. This year yielded the highest response: 17 religious orders were

represented. Informational displays and literature were available for teens to peruse and ask questions. Sister Jackowski at St. Clare Convent initiated interests in the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor by mingling among the teens – providing literature and answering questions. "They may not read this tonight, but they will set it aside for another time,” she said. Patrick Reis, youth minister leader from Immaculate Heart of Mary, initiated an ice breaker: bear, hunter, Ninja – similar to rock, paper, scissors – that got the teens and religious to mingle and laugh. Topp, Reis, Emily Meyer, youth minister at Good Shepherd along with Jeff Rosfeld, Catherine Fasano, Brad Bursa and Mary Orite-Shea were all on the team that planned this event. Rev. Ezra Sullivan, (St. Gertrude Parish) had the audience's full attention with his topic Boldly live out your faith in service of Christ. Sullivan spoke of fear, risk, doubt – (same message as lyrics from the evening's opening song). He advised "...spending time with God which gives one faith and boldness in difficult times, and sharing that faith."

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, MARCH 8 Business Meetings International Fellowship of Christian Businessmen Luncheon Meeting, 11:45 a.m., Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road, $12 for lunch; free attendance. Reservations required. Presented by International Fellowship of Christian Businessmen. 984-1513. Blue Ash.

Dining Events Cincinnati International Wine Festival Winery Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Eddie Merlot’s Prime Aged Beef and Seafood, 10808 Montgomery Road, With Trichero Family Estates. Visiting winemakers from around the world join area’s finest chefs in own restaurants to create multicourse dining and wine-tasting experience. Ages 21 and up. $150. Registration required, available online. Presented by Cincinnati International Wine Festival. 489-1212; Sycamore Township. Cincinnati International Wine Festival Winery Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Embers, 8170 Montgomery Road, With co-owner Kevin O’Connor of LIOCO. Visiting winemakers from around the world join area’s finest chefs in own restaurants to create multi-course dining and winetasting experience. Ages 21 and up. $150. Registration required, available online. Presented by Cincinnati International Wine Festival. 984-8090; Madeira. Wine Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Kroger Harper’s Point, 11390 Montgomery Road, Hosted by Cheryl InDelicato, principal owner of Delicato wines. Wines include Loredona, 337, Gnarley Head, Brazin and more. Talk about new project, Handcraft wines. Features four varietals of Handcraft: chardonnay, pinot noir, petite sirah and cabernet sauvignon. Paired to four courses of food by Executive Chef Scott Hailey. $30. Reservations required. 247-7740. Symmes Township.

Health / Wellness Healthy Living with Diabetes Dinner Lecture, 6-8 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Experts discuss self-management tools, medications, appropriate exercise and nutrition strategies. $20. Registration required. 985-0900; Montgomery. Baby’s Amazing Journey, 6:45 p.m., Bethesda North Hospital, 10500 Montgomery Road, Workshop helps parents navigate the waters of infancy by offering strategies for dealing with typical eating, sleeping and fussiness issues, as well as tips to guide you through developmental milestones. $35 per couple. Registration required. 475-4500; Montgomery.

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

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

FRIDAY, MARCH 9 Antiques Shows Antique and Junktique Sale, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3006, 127 Karl Brown Way, Electronics, furniture, collectibles, antiques, toys, household items, books and baby and seasonal items. Benefits Children’s Meeting House Montessori School in Loveland. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Children’s Meeting House Montessori School. 683-4757; Loveland.

Dining Events Hartzell United Methodist Church Lenten Fish Fry, 4-7 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive, All-you-can-eat fried cod dinner with sides, beverages and desserts. Also, grilled chicken breast, shrimp, shrimp basket and cheese pizza dinners with sides, beverages and desserts. Carryout menu is a three-piece fish sandwich. $9, $5 carryout only, $4 ages 5-10, free ages 3 and under. 891-8527. Blue Ash. Fish Fry-Days, 5-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Includes fried fish, fish sandwich, shrimp, salmon and child’s dinners, soup, sides, desserts, sodas and beer. Carryout and Drive thru available, drinks not included. Benefits Youth ministry’s summer mission trip. $5$10. 489-8815; Montgomery. Boy Scout Triple Nickel Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., St. Gertrude School, 6543 Miami Ave., Cafeteria. Eat in or carryout. Dinner includes choice of fish, fish sandwich, or cheese pizza; with fries or macaroni and cheese; and coleslaw or apple sauce; a beverage and dessert. Family friendly. $7, $5 children. Presented by Boy Scout Troop 555. 652-3477. Madeira. Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., St. Columban School, 896 Oakland Road, 683-7903; Loveland.

Education Refresh Your Soul Conference, 6-8:15 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Concludes March 10. With Episcopal Retirement Homes’ Parish Health Ministry. Keynote speaker: Doug Smith; professional speaker, trainer and consultant. Discussions focus on how to develop a spiritual model of care which can complement the medical model of care, as well as how to help people find meaning and value in the midst of pain and suffering. For caregivers, health professionals and anyone going through trial or loss. $55. Registration required. Presented by Episcopal Retirement Homes. 800-835-5768, ext. 4545; Montgomery.

Health / Wellness

Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Full-court basketball games for men. $15. 9850900. Montgomery.

Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Walgreens Loveland, 6385 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Fifteen-minute screening. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300; Loveland.


Music - Rock

Prospective Student Open House, 6-7:30 p.m., Silverton Paideia Academy, 6829 Stewart Road, Currently enrolling for 2012-2013 academic years in all grades. Meet students, staff, key community members and education partners to see what makes Silverton Paideia unlike any other school in Ohio. Free. 363-5400; Silverton.

Waiting on Ben, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., MVP Sports Bar & Grille, 6923 Plainfield Road, With Mark Samson subbing in on drums. 794-1400. Silverton.


Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Family friendly. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Book discussion group. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships.

On Stage - Theater Cole, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Revue devised by Benny Green and Alan Strachan and directed by John Langley. Story of Cole Porter’s life “ from Yale to Paris to Manhattan to Broadway to Hollywood. Musical tribute to the King of Musicals includes such hit tunes as "I Love Paris,"€ "Take Me Back to Manhattan,"€ "Love for Sale,"€ "Night and Day"€ and "I Get a Kick Out of You."€ $17. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. 684-1236; Columbia Township. The Producers, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 S. Second St., Hilarious, satirical American classic. Mature audiences, adult humor. $15. Reservations required.

Presented by Loveland Stage Company. Through March 18. 443-4572; Loveland.

Recreation Pickup Basketball, 10:30 a.m.noon, TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Men and women ages 25 and up. $15, free members. Through Dec. 28. 985-0900; Montgomery.

SATURDAY, MARCH 10 Antiques Shows Antique and Junktique Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3006, Free. 683-4757; Loveland.

Art & Craft Classes Caffeine and Crafts, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Caffeine Dreams, 123 Railroad Ave., Bring your current project and work on it while drinking coffee and socializing. Free. 289-9713. Loveland.

Art Exhibits Just Add Water, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Gallery. Works of artists in Nancy Nordloh Neville’s painting class. Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Benefits A Cupcake Affair with a Kenyan Flair, 7-10 p.m., Peterloon Estate, 8605 Hopewell Road, Kenyan music, Kenyan-inspired foods, silent auction featuring items from around the world, cupcake sculpture, design and taste competitions and more. Bob Herzog from Channel 12, emcee. Includes cupcake sculpture design and taste competitions judged by celebrity and professional judges. Benefits SOTENI International programs in Kenya that focus on HIV/AIDS prevention through sustainable community development. Family friendly. $50. Reservations required. Presented by SOTENI International. 961-2100. Indian Hill.

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

Exercise Classes Intro to Pilates Reformer Workshop, Noon-4 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Learn skills necessary to start taking Pilates Reformer Classes. Ages 18 and up. $100, $80 members. Reservations required. 985-0900; Montgomery. TRX Bootcamp, 9:15-10:15 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Designed for the intermediate to advanced exerciser. Total body workout, bootcamp style. $6-$15. Registration required. 985-0900; Montgomery.

Health / Wellness Diabetes Conversation Maps Sessions, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, 4460 Red Bank Road, Suite 100, Theme: Diabetes and Healthy Eating. Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. Family friendly. $30 for four sessions; $10 per session. 271-5111. Madisonville. Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, $110, $100 members. Reservations required. 985-0900; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Cole, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township. The Producers, 7:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $15. Reservations required. 443-4572; Loveland.

Recreation Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15. 985-0900. Montgomery.

SUNDAY, MARCH 11 Art Exhibits Just Add Water, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Auditions Disney’s My Son Pinocchio: Geppetto’s Musical Tale Auditions, 1:30-5 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, With music by Steven Schwartz and including classic favorites "When You Wish Upon a Star" and "I’ve Got No Strings" from the Disney movie. Parts for all ages including speaking roles, singing solos and featured dancers. Production dates: June 7-10 and 13-16. Free. Presented by East Side Players. 791-1153; Blue Ash.

On Stage - Theater Cole, 7 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township. The Producers, 3 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $15. Reservations required. 443-4572; Loveland.

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

Recreation Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15. 985-0900. Montgomery.

MONDAY, MARCH 12 Clubs & Organizations Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Paul Community United Methodist Church, 8221 Miami Road, Public speaking and leadership skills meeting. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472. 351-5005; Madeira.

Education Summer Camp Registration Open House, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Learn about different summer programs being offered, ask questions and register. 9850900; Montgomery.

Health / Wellness LifeSteps Weight Management Open House, 4-6 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Learn more about 12-week weight management program. Preview materials, hear program details, and get questions answered. Free. 985-0900; Montgomery.

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

Mariemont Players is performing "Cole," as devised by Benny Green and Alan Strachan, at the Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, just East of Mariemont, March 9 through March 25. Cole is the story of Cole Porter's life - from Yale to Paris to Manhattan to Broadway to Hollywood. For more information or to order tickets for “Cole,” call Betsy at 684-1236. All seats are reserved and cost $17 each; non-reserved seats for the preview only are $10 each. THANKS TO THOMAS STOREY

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Youth Sports Peewee Soccer, 10-10:45 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Tuesdays or Wednesdays through April 18. For ages 4-6. Introduces essentials of soccer. Parents have option of picking between two days to practice. $55-$65. Registration required. 985-0900. Montgomery.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 Health / Wellness Why Can’t I Sleep?, 6-7 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Experts promote importance of sleep. $30-$60. Registration required. 985-0900; Montgomery.

Recreation Pickup Basketball, 10:30 a.m.noon, TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15, free members. 985-0900; Montgomery.

THURSDAY, MARCH 15 Literary - Libraries

Pickup Basketball, 10:30 a.m.noon, TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15, free members. 985-0900; Montgomery.

St. Patrick’s Day Beaded Safety Pins, 4-5 p.m., Mariemont Branch Library, 3810 Pocahontas Ave., Make St. Patrick’s Day design with beads and safety pins. Sponsored by the Kersten Fund. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4467. Mariemont.


Music - Blues


Health / Wellness Eating for Health, 9:30-10:30 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Nutrition class highlighting healthy nutrition principles. Topics include nutrition minicourse, truth about whole foods or nutrition for women. With Kathy Haugen, registered dietitian. $10, free for members. Registration required. 985-0900; Montgomery.

Holiday - St. Patrick’s Day Mcging Irish Dancers, 6:30 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, Celebrate day with traditional dancing. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4476; Loveland.


Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 697-9705; Loveland.

On Stage - Theater Cole, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township. The Producers, 7:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $15. Reservations required. 443-4572; Loveland.

Recreation Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15. 985-0900. Montgomery.

mous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, Donations accepted. 673-0174. Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, MARCH 16 Dining Events Hartzell United Methodist Church Lenten Fish Fry, 4-7 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, $9, $5 carryout only, $4 ages 5-10, free ages 3 and under. 891-8527. Blue Ash. Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., Montgomery Presbyterian Church, 9994 Zig Zag Road, Heart-healthy baked tilapia fillets with veggies and rice, or hand-dipped fried cod fillets with fries and hush puppies. Macaroni and cheese child’s plate. Tea, lemonade, coffee or water. Homemade dessert included. Dine in or carryout. Allergen alert: fried items are deep fried in peanut oil. $8, $5 children. 891-2893; Montgomery. Fish Fry-Days, 5-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, $5-$10. 489-8815; Montgomery. Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., St. Columban School, 683-7903; Loveland.

Health / Wellness Yoga, a Benefit to Your Health at Any Age, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., The Kenwood by Senior Star, 5435 Kenwood Road, Luncheon and lecture presented by Joan Riemar of YogahOMe in Mariemont. Riemar discusses health benefits of yoga in your daily routine and demonstrates various yoga techniques. Registration at 11:30 a.m. Lunch at noon. Program begins 12:45 p.m. Includes giveaways. Free. Reservations required. 223-3921; Madisonville.

On Stage - Theater Cole, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township. The Producers, 7:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $15. Reservations required. 443-4572; Loveland.

Recreation Pickup Basketball, 10:30 a.m.noon, TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15, free members. 985-0900; Montgomery.


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Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, Free, donations accepted. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anony-

Just Add Water, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.



Mom’s salmon patties perfect for Lent Our friends down the road, Bert and Bob Villing, just planted the first of their spring crops: carrots, peas and spinach. This makes me literally itch to get the garden tilled. Talk about spring fever! The Rita watercress Heikenfeld in our little RITA’S KITCHEN spring-fed pool is spreading by leaps and bounds, and the maple trees are budding out. The herb garden still looks pretty forlorn, though. Chickweed is taking over so I’ll have to do some serious weeding. But all’s not lost: Our “girls”/chickens love chickweed. Did you know that chickweed is highly nutritious? I like to add it to salads. Just make sure it’s clean, without pesticides, etc.

Heritage house dressing

The former Heritage Restaurant on Wooster Pike holds many good memories for me, since that’s where my husband, Frank, and I met and worked. Their

Rita's mom's salmon patties are pictured with fried potatoes and mixed vegetables. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD. house dressing was the most popular dressing. I’ve had many requests for it over the years. So I went to the source: Proprietors Howard and Jan Melvin, who were gracious enough to share the recipe. It has an interesting history. Howard told me the original recipe was from the Netherland Plaza Hotel and it was a quantity one. Jan and chef Jerry Hart developed a recipe for the home cook. I’ll have to warn you – it makes quite a lot, but you’ll be happy to have it on hand. It reminds me of an elegant Caesar-type dressing with a bit of a bite. I’ve adapted the recipe only slightly. And yes, it uses raw eggs. That doesn’t bother me. I don’t think you could substitute pasteurized whites since this recipe

contains yolks, as well. Check your local grocer to see if they carry pasteurized whole eggs if you are not comfortable with using raw eggs. Go to taste on seasonings. ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese 1tablespoon cracked black pepper 1½ teaspoons each ground black pepper and salt 1tablespoon granulated dried garlic ¼ cup each water and red wine vinegar Up to 2½ teaspoons fresh lemon juice Up to1teaspoon hot sauce 1teaspoon Worcestershire 2 large egg yolks 1large egg 2 cups vegetable oil

set aside. Combine water, vinegar, lemon juice, hot sauce and Worcestershire and set aside. Combine yolks and eggs in mixer. Whip on medium high until very thick. Mixture will be light lemon colored. Jerry’s note said “and we mean very thick.” With the whip attachment still on, turn to high and slowly, in a thin, thin, stream, pour half the oil in. When egg mixture has taken half the oil, add all dry ingredients. Continue adding the rest of the oil, alternating with liquid ingredients, until all liquid ingredients have been absorbed. Refrigerate immediately.

My mom’s salmon patties

My mom never measured and she used regular breadcrumbs, so use them if you like. Go to taste on onion and celery.

when we were both working at Macy’s. I like this so much I use it on other seafood dishes, as well. Mix together:

1can salmon (I used pink salmon) 1egg, lightly beaten 1 ⁄3 cup each finely diced onion and celery ½ cup panko breadcrumbs Salt and pepper to taste

½ cup mayonnaise Juice of half a lemon or more to taste 1generous teaspoon dried dill leaves or palmful fresh, chopped Hot sauce to taste 1tomato, finely chopped (optional)

Drain salmon and mix everything together lightly. Form into patties and fry in olive oil over medium heat until brown on both sides. Nice sides are fried potatoes and mixed vegetables.

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I got this recipe years ago from Bonnie Kareth, a Northern Kentucky reader,

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Excitement for ‘Junktique’ sale The eighth annual Junktique Sale, benefitting Children's Meeting House Montessori School, will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, March 9, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at 127 Karl Brown Way. The Fraternal Order of Eagles will host the sale for the seventh consecutive year in their newly renovated building at 127 Karl Brown Way in downtown Loveland. "Our Montessori school held our first sale at the Eagles in 2004 and it was tremendously successful. So

successful, in fact, that we've held it there every year since then," said Lori Walker, parent volunteer and sale co-organizer. The sale appeals to both collectors and budget conscious families and features items such as antiques, collectibles, electronics, small appliances, household items, toys, tools, books, baby and seasonal items. "In this tight economic period, this sale is a great way for families to stretch their dollar and to support a great cause,” Walker said.

In addition to raising funds for the Montessori School, remaining items from the sale are donated to the Loveland Goodwill Store and Granny's Garden. For information, call 683-4757 or visit www.ChildrensMeeting

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Stage Company awards scholarship This year the Loveland Stage Company will award a $1,000 Creative Arts Scholarship to a high school graduate who lives in the Loveland City School District, or attends Loveland High School, or is an offspring of a Loveland Stage Company member. This scholarship is to be used toward tuition, room and board, or books. Prospective applicants must be planning to further pursue their education in one of the many fields of the creative arts. They must also have demonstrated the ability to succeed academically in college by placing in the top third of their graduating class. The recipient will be selected from among candidates who submit the prescribed information, including an application form, which can be obtained from several area high school guidance departments, or downloaded at: www.lovelandstagecompany .org Applications should be submitted to: LSC Scholarship, 9250 Gourmet Lane, Loveland, OH 45140, and received no later than Thursday, April 12.

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Get free tax forms at library The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County offers a wide range of resources that can help this tax season. Tax forms can be picked up or accessed online at any of the library’s 41 locations in Hamilton County. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays through April 13, volunteers from the American Association for Retired Persons will be in room 2A at the Main Library downtown, 800 Vine St., to help people prepare their 2011 taxes. This service is available by appointment only. Call

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profit organizations are also on hand. During tax season, selected copies of current tax forms are offered for both reproduction and free distribution at all branch libraries. The Library also owns a variety of resources to guide tax planning and tax form preparation, such as the “Ernst & Young Tax Guide,” “J.K. Lasser’s Your Income Tax” and “Taxes for Dummies.” More tax resources are available at, or at 369-6900.


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Be cautious when giving chicken jerky to dogs In an effort to reward their dogs, many people give them little treats. But the Food and Drug Administration is cautioning about products containing chicken jerky, including chicken tenders, strips or treats. More than 350 dogs have reportedly become ill after eating these items – and some have died. Joetta Caudill-Metzger of Alexandria recently lost her 6-year-old miniature schnauzer, Molly. “I’ve been buying these dog treats because she loved them. They were chicken jerky and I thought, ‘OK, this is great.’ My dog loved these treats so when she’d been a good dog I said, ‘Oh, you’ve been a good dog today and you can have a treat,’” CaudillMetzger said. Molly had been eating those treats for more than a year. But, Caudill-Metzger says, “She’s been getting more of them lately. Before, it was like one or two. For the last month or so I’ve given her one every day.’ Suddenly she started getting lethargic, then she got sick to her stomach and she started lying down.”

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Xpedx awards $75,000 On behalf of its employees, Xpedx is presenting grants totaling $75,000 to more than 20 non-profit organizations and schools in the U.S. with funding through the International Paper Foundation. Xpedx is a premier distribution business of International Paper. A significant portion of those funds – $20,000 – has been provided to six Greater Cincinnati area organizations on behalf of International Paper and xpedx employees based throughout the Cincinnati area, including IP’s Cincinnati Technology Center in Loveland, where Xpedx is headquartered. Awards were announced by Rick Ouellette, Xpedx’s vice president, communications, at a breakfast event for grant recipients at Xpedx headquarters. "These IP Foundation grants represent one way our Xpedx business can give back to communities where we operate and be a great neighbor," Ouellette said. “And, our support of non-profit organizations and schools reaches beyond dollars. IP and xpedx employees also recognize the need to volunteer their time and energy in the surrounding communities to help make a difference throughout the Greater Cincinnati area.” The IP Foundation’s primary focus is on environmental education and literacy. It also provides short-term, critical civic needs in the communities where IP and Xpedx have operating facilities and for organizations outside the focus areas where its employees actively volunteer. At the breakfast, Ouellette thanked the grant recipients for all their outstanding work, care and concern in the communities and schools throughout Cincinnati. “IP and Cpedx consider it an honor to be associated with each and every one of you,” he said. In addition to monetary funds, xpedx provides educational materials – Butterfly Kits and National Geographic subscriptions – to promote environmental education and literacy.

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gion.” Zola is a past president of the Cincinnati Chapter of the Martin Luther King Jr. Coalition and has been a frequent speaker on issues of faith and freedom at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. "This award recognizes the many years of civil and human rights leadership that Dr. Zola has provided our community,” said Kim Robinson, president & CEO of the Freedom Center. “Dr. Zola has been a true champion of freedom for all people. His life exemplifies the dream of Dr. King that ev-

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Gary Zola, professor at Hebrew Union College, stands within the "Memorial to Murdered Jews in Europe" in Berlin. LIZ DUFOUR/THE COMMUNITY PRESS » To obtain, in cooperation with the Department of State, assurances from the governments of the region that the properties will be protected and preserved. “This honor pays just tribute to the prominent role that Dr. Zola plays in fostering a community of tolerance and care for all in Cincinnati,” said Rabbi David Ellenson, president of Hebrew-Union CollegeJewish Institute of Religion. “His work at the American Jewish Archives and the programs he has fostered there as well as the many good deeds he performs in the greater Cinicnnati community fulfill the goals of achieving mutual care and respect among all citizens of every


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race and creed that are the hallmarks of the legacy Dr. King bequeathed the entire world.” The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, founded in 1947 by its namesake on the Cincinnati, Ohio, campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, is committed to preserving a documentary heritage of the religious, organizational, economic, cultural, personal, social and family life of American Jewry. The Marcus Center contains more than 15,000 linear feet of archives, manuscripts, nearprint materials, photographs, audio and videotapes, microfilm, and genealogical materials.



RELIGION Brecon United Methodist Church

The church offers worship services on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Samaritan Closet hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Samaritan Closet offers clothing and food to people with demonstrated needs. Bread from Panera is available on Thursdays and Saturdays. The Samaritan Closet is next to the church. The church is at 7388 E. Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 489-7021.

Epiphany United Methodist Church

The church is having a workshop for blended families. Join Meg King, a certified stepfamily coach through the National

Stepfamily Foundation ( for this six-week workshop for blended families. Christian values and behaviors will be the underlying foundation of this course and will help guide couples through the ups and downs of this unique stepfamily dynamic. The workshop will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays, beginning Feb. 23. For information or to register, e-mail King at The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 677-9866.

Good Shepherd Catholic Church

The church has Roman Catholic Mass with contemporary music Sundays at 4 p.m. The Mass draws worshipers of all ages.

Come early to get acquainted with the new songs which begin at 3:45 p.m. Stay after Mass on the first Sunday of each month for food, fun, and fellowship. The church is at 8815 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 503-4262.

Loveland Presbyterian Church

Sunday worship time is 10 a.m. followed by fellowship classes and Sunday School classes. The church has a youth group for seventh- through 12thgrade. The church is at 360 Robin, Loveland; 683-2525;; and on Facebook.

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DEATHS Betty E. Ashton

Betty E. Ashton, 91, of Loveland died Feb. 22. Survived by children David Ashton Jr., Douglas (Marcy) Ashton and Kathy Ashton; five grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by father, Henry Emshoff; mother, Blanche (nee Troy) Emshoff; husband, David Ashton; and siblings June, Marion, Patricia and Charles. Services were Feb. 26 at Madeira Silverwood Presbyterian Church. Memorials to: Cincinnati Opera, 1243 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202; or Ruth Lyons Children’s Fund, 1700 Young St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Sherman J. Finch

Sherman J. Finch, 82, of Loveland died Feb. 24. Survived by wife Evelyn (nee Cowley) Finch; children John W. (Jennifer) Vonasek Jr., Carol (Greg) MaFinch thisen, Betsy (Michael) Behne; brother Brad (Denise) Richards; grandchildren Forrest, Kaity, Hunter, Kristen; and great-grandchildren Havana, Jonah and Selah. Preceded in death by parents Loren and Viola (nee Lutz) Finch. Services were March 3 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland. Memorials to: Muscular Dystrophy Association, 1080 Nomitzview Drive, Suite 208, Cincinnati, OH 45230.

Roger D. Nimmo

Roger D. Nimmo, 81, formerly of Loveland, died Jan. 24. He worked for the Ford Motor Company. Survived by wife Mary Nimmo; children Deborah (Douglas) Nimmo Simpson, Thomas (Carol), Rodney (Vicki) Nimmo; grandchildren Tonya, Mark Simpson, Deborah Zygowicz, Kimberly, Brandon, Dustin Nimmo, Michelle Kranzmayr; sisters Shirley (Harold) Beck, Judy Crews; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by parents Carl Nimmo, Violet Hixson. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at Epiphany United Methodist Church.

that Changed the World” began Sunday, Feb. 26. Sunday morning chapel is 8:15 a.m.; 9:30 a.m. is the Engage! contemporary service; and 11 a.m. is the classic traditional service. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for children is 11 a.m. for ages 4 through sixth-grade. Nursery care will be provided all morning on Sunday. Check out our website at, Facebook, or call the church office at 683-1738 to find out about all the ministry offerings at Loveland UMC. The church has opportunities for all ages. Explore Small Groups, Bible Studies, Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, Adults Ministry, Senior’s Ministry and Mission/ Outreach opportunities. The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738; Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m.

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

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POLICE REPORTS LOVELAND Arrests/citations Daniel R. Wilson, 25, 6830 Buckingham Place, violate protection order or consent agreement, Feb. 21. Juvenile,14, criminal damaging/ endangering, Feb. 22. Juvenile,14, disorderly conductintoxicated create risk of harm, obstructing official business, Feb. 22. Lisa A. Hamilton, 42, 333 N. Wall St., disorderly conduct-intoxicated physical harm, Feb. 22. Brandon Lacinak,18, 890 E. Columbia, arrest-other agency/ county warrant, Feb. 24. Shane M. Chambers, 24, 4719 Ohio 133, littering, Feb. 25. Thomas A. Desmarais III, 30, 348 E. Loveland Ave., drug paraphernalia-use/possess, drug abusepossess/use, Feb. 25.

Incidents/investigations Assault At 311Broadway St., Feb. 22. Criminal damaging-knowingly At1555 Loveland-Madeira Road, Feb. 21. Criminal damaging/endangering At 322 S. Riverside Drive, Feb. 23.

At1070 Hickory Ridge Lane, Feb. 25. At 209 Glen Lake Road, Feb. 21. Disorderly conduct-intoxicated create risk of harm, obstructing official business At 226 Loveland-Madeira Road, Feb. 22. Disorderly conduct-intoxicated physical harm At 240 Wall St., Feb. 22. Drug paraphernalia-use/possess, drug abuse-possess/use At 227 E. Loveland Ave., Feb. 25. Littering At Commanche Court and Mohican Drive, Feb. 25. Theft At 800 Loveland-Madeira Road, Feb. 26. Violate protection order or consent agreement, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs At 660 Park Ave., Feb. 21.

MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Stephen J. Parsons, 34, 6260 Hollow Wood Circle, domestic violence, Feb.13. Juvenile,17, theft, Feb.14.

Charles B. Toops, 49, 5809 Trenton Court No. 9, disorderly conduct, Feb.14. Mary B. Toops, 24, 5702 Trenton Court No. 2, disorderly conduct, Feb.14. Christopher M. Thompson, 33, 505 Blackhawk Trail, misuse of credit card, Feb.13. Juvenile,13, underage possession of tobacco, Feb.16. Juvenile,12, possessing deadly weapon in school, tobacco prohibition, Feb.17. Juvenile,15, underage consumption, Feb.17. Amber Robinson, 32, 4530 Treeview Court, assault, Feb.18. Echo M. Lawson, 31, 421S. Wright St., disorderly conduct, Feb.19.

Incidents/investigations Assault Male juvenile was assaulted at area of Michelle Trail at Marcie Lane, Feb.15. Female was assaulted at 5405 Sugar Camp, Feb.18. Female was assaulted at 6533 Covey Court, Feb.18. Burglary Blank check taken at1112 Broadview Place, Feb.14. Criminal damage Fence knocked down at 340 Center St., Feb.16.

Sign spray painted at area of Millbrook Lane at Ohio 48, Feb. 19. Criminal mischief Eggs thrown at vehicle at 6364 Hickory Bark, Feb.17. Deadly weapon in school possession Subject had a knife in possession at Milford High at1Eagles Way, Feb.15. Domestic violence At Hollow Wood Circle, Feb.13. Fraud Female stated credit card used with no authorization; $700 at 1436 Athens Drive, Feb.14. Female stated ID used with no authorization; $132.35 at1209 Fawn Court, Feb.19. Menacing Female juvenile was threatened on Facebook at Milford Junior High at Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill, Feb.14. Misuse of credit card Male stated card used with no authorization at 505 Blackhawk Trail, Feb.13. Possession of deadly weapon in school zone Male juvenile possessed razor blades, etc. at Milford Junior High at Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, Feb.15. Theft Reported at Advanced Insulation

& Energy Technologies; $3,350 loss at1500 Charleston Lane, Feb. 13. Earrings taken at1178 Deblin Drive, Feb. 9. Laptop computer taken at Live Oaks; $600 at Buckwheat Road, Feb.14. Subject failed to pay bar bill at Putters; $123 at Signal Hill Court, Feb.15. Female stated cellphone taken at Kroger at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Feb.14. I-pod, etc. taken from vehicle; $330 at1530 Pointe Drive, Feb.14. Money taken; $21at 5569 Mt. Zion, Feb.15. A sword taken from vehicle at 5607-A Creekview Court, Feb.17. Checks taken and cashed; $3,201 at 6629 Epworth, Feb.17. Gasoline taken from vehicle; $35 at 875 Carpenter Road, Feb.17. Alcohol beverages taken from Kroger; $200 at Ohio 28, Feb.18. Bottle of alcohol taken from Kroger; $104 at Ohio 28, Feb.19. Unauthorized use 2002 Buick taken at 5699 West Day Circle, Feb.14. Underage possession of tobacco Female student had cigarettes at Milford Junior High at Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, Feb.16.

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

SYMMES TOWNSHIP Incidents/investigations Theft Ipod touch valued at $300 removed at12138 Sycamore Terrace, Feb.12. Catalytic converter removed from vehicle at 9690 Watersford, Feb. 7. Bracelet valued at $555 removed at 8407 Heritage Drive, Feb. 9.


2056 Stratford Court: Equity Trust Co. (Custodian Fbo David G. Dinsmore Ira) to Osborn Heather Y.; $95,000. 743 Marbea Drive: Creamer Duane & Shawn to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr; $65,685.

11349 Lebanon Road: Nobiletti Ingrid L. & David M. to Hart John K. & Randi L.; $266,500. 620 Carrington Lane: Seibert Megan E. to Lopez Diego Alejandro; $59,000.


5648 Baines Holdings No. 97, George Melvin & Jean Cook to Karen McCane, $81,700.

546 Belle Meade Farm Drive, Todd & Elizabeth Riley to Ryan & Suzanne Boothe, $306,000. 5704 Blue Spruce Drive, Sean Fraunfelter to Thomas Campbell, $85,000. 1166 Deblin Drive, Peggy Roberts to Wells Fargo Bank NA, $83,334. 6635 Epworth Road, Herbert & Sarah Hamilton to Citifinancial

Inc., $33,572. 5949 Firm Stance Drive, Balachandar Naidu to Eric & Megan Rademacher, 0.6300 acre, $287,500. 1312 Inland Drive, Harry & Margaret Walker to Steven & Charlotte Stille, 0.2550 acre, $344,000. 1392 Lela Lane, Inessa Subachev to Jason Walls, $104,000.

4 Maple Leaf Drive, Becky Doughman to Coleman & Brenda Hacker, 2.7070 acre, $70,000. 1609 Meadow Springs Court, NVR Inc. to Christopher Shaw, 0.3490 acre, $184,870. 5743 Melody Lane, Tanya Dawn Strider to Samuel & Kimberly Gabbard, $86,000. 1280 Ohio 131, Kirt Seely to U.S.

Bank NA, 0.5070 acre, $60,000. 6934 Paxton Road, William & Kathryn Niemes to Richard & Kimberly Donaldson, 2.6400 acre, $140,000. 6568 Pinehurst Lane, Marilee & Roger Schmucker Jr. to John & Kristin Andrews, 0.4590 acre, $345,650.

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

di if I ’ ll i h h It’s all right here if you need it. Marjorie P. Lee in Hyde Park is a not-for-profit community owned and operated by Episcopal Retirement Homes. CE-0000501243


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