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Radio personalities Chris and Janeen from WGRRs “Chris and Janeen Married with Microphones” were present for the first fish fry of this Lenten season at St. Columban Church in Loveland. SEE LIFE, B1

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A group of four Loveland middle and high school students known as the Fossil Fuel Fighters came back from Dayton, where they won third place in the Ohio First LEGO League state championship. SEE SCHOOLS, A6

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Loveland Middle School students and staff raised nearly $7,700 to support schools in Haiti and keep children out of slavery at a benefit dodgeball tournament Feb. 25. More than 1,200 people cheered on contests among some 50 teams playing at gymnasiums in both the middle school and Loveland Intermediate School. The event, organized by the seventh- and eighth-grade French students of middle school teacher Hillary Pecsok, featured concessions, a raffle, and a half-time show with student-led rock bands. You could have heard a pin drop when the special guest of the night, Madeira resident JeanRobert Cadet, took the floor to talk about his experience as a child slave in Haiti, which he has visited recently to see the devastation caused by a deadly earthquake. Cadet founded the Jean Cadet Restavek Foundation, which has offices in Kenwood and Port-auPrince and helps children forced into domestic servitude in Haiti. All the money raised by the Loveland students at the dodgeball tournament and elsewhere will be donated to the foundation. “He was very moved by the generosity of the students and community and told them if he could hug them all, he would,” said Meg Krsacok, communications coordinator for the Loveland City Schools. “Mrs. Pecsok had surrounded Mr. Cadet with her students and he did begin hugging the students at the end of his presentation. He thanked them for being ‘true citizens of the world.’ “It was an amazing and heartwarming event,” Krsacok said. Eighth-grade French student Emmy Thompson said that while Cadet thanked everyone for raising money, it was he to whom the community should be grateful “because he really showed us that there are good people in this world, and that we can help each other.” “He showed us that destruction

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Madeira resident Jean-Robert Cadet is emotional as he thanks Loveland students for their help raising money for Haiti. Cadet, a former Haitian slave, is founder of the Jean Cadet Restavek Foundation, which has offices in Kenwood and Port-au-Prince and helps children forced into domestic servitude in Haiti.

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Loveland students try to intimidate their opponents in a dodge-ball tournament to raise money for Haiti. to a country doesn’t weaken the country; it makes it stronger,” Thompson said. “He showed us that no child has different needs – no matter what country they live in. All kids want to be loved, nurtured and loved some more.” Pecscok said she was overwhelmed and humbled by the work of her students and the community. “To be witness to the random acts of kindness and profound sense of concern for the global community is truly amazing and

makes my job the greatest on earth,” Pecsok said. “These children have created a ripple effect that will continue to move beyond the boundaries of our community and city to change the lives – possibly of generations – of Haitian children through education, support and hope. “This campaign has truly shown the concept of the ‘power of one’ – the power of one group of kids or one community to truly make an impact,” Pecsok said. “I feel honored to have been

Loveland Middle School French students will continue to collect donations for the Jean Cadet Restavek Foundation through Wednesday, March 10. Checks made out to the Loveland Middle School French Class can be dropped off at the school at 801 S. Lebanon Road or any Fifth Third Bank. Contact the students’ teacher, Hillary Pecsok, at pecsokhi@lovelandschools.org and visit the Restavek Foundation Web site at www.restavekfreedom.org. among such caring people and look forward to seeing how far we can continue to grow in service to our world.” The French students (French is one language spoken in Haiti) hoped to raise $15,000 for the Restavek Foundation – enough to support five schools in Haiti for a year. Money raised at the tournament brought the total the students have raised to more than $15,700, including previous community projects and donations.

Symmes moving yard waste dropoff site By Amanda Hopkins

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L.A. Supply is now the sole location for yard waste collection for Symmes Township. The township has stopped yard waste collection at the administration building after entering into a contract with L.A. Supply at 10776 Loveland Madeira Road. The township has been collecting yard waste for 15 years. Symmes Township administrator Gerald Beckman said the contract is for one year. The township will spend about the same amount of money using L.A. Supply as the dropoff site.

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Mason joins fire collaborative Community Press Staff Report

The Fire Chiefs of the Northeast Fire Collaborative announce the expansion of the fire collaborative to include the Mason Fire Department. The addition of the city of Mason brings the total number of firefighters represented in the collaborative to 345, the square miles protected to 71 square miles and the population served to 105,000 people from the Loveland Symmes, Sycamore Township, Blue Ash, Sharonville and now Mason fire departments.

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Mason is the first department added to the collaborative since its inception last spring. These six communities will work in unison to enhance fire firefighter safety, fire protection services and response guidelines all while working under similar policies and combining their purchasing power and resources. “The addition of the city of Mason will work well towards progressing the goals and strategies of the collaborative,” said Chief Ralph Hammonds, president of the collaborative. “ By working closer together we

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can provide a higher quality, more efficient service to our communities, and make better use of our financial resources,” Mason Fire Chief John Moore said. The Northeast Fire Collaborative was organized by the cities of Blue Ash, Sharonville, Loveland and the townships of Symmes and Sycamore. The mission of the organization is to combine services to provide a safer more efficient fire service while increasing fire ground safety and cost effectiveness all while maintaining local autonomy.

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Loveland students prepare to participate in a dodgeball tournament to raise money for Haiti.

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The Symmes Township Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, for the purpose of discussing the board’s future goals. The meeting will be held in the township administration building at 9323 Union Cemetery Road. Any questions, contact the administration office at 6836644.

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Council meets March 18

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Field-use survey nets surprising results By Jeanne Houck jhouck@communitypress.com

Loveland provided fields to recreation leagues in 2009 proportional with city residents’ level of participation in those leagues. That’s the surprising finding in Loveland’s audit of field schedules provided by the leagues and presented to Loveland City Council Feb. 23 by City Manager

Tom Carroll. Carroll said Loveland residents made up about 33 percent of recreation-league participants in 2009 and that the city provided about the same percentage of field hours used by the leagues that year. Also providing fields were Miami and Symmes townships, the Loveland City Schools and area churches.

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“Historically, (Loveland) provided a disproportionate share of recreation facilities for various private sports organizations, but in the mid-1990s, adjacent townships increased their provision of fields,” Carroll said. “In 2009, as the city began to explore if it should impose additional fees for use of the city’s parks and fields, a study was undertaken to determine if the city still provided more than its share of fields. “The results indicate that the city’s aggregate provision of field hours is almost identical to the percentage of city residents who participate in league sports,” Carroll said. “This was not expected based on the preliminary research presented in January.” One reason is that data about select soccer was not available last month and the league primarily uses fields in Miami Township, Carroll said.

Loveland fields Percent of field hours provided in 2009 by: • Loveland – 33.04 percent • Miami Township – 30.63 percent • Loveland City Schools – 17.75 percent • Symmes Township – 12.41 percent • Area churches – 6.17 percent Information provided by the city of Loveland Carroll said he also was surprised to learn how many field hours the Loveland City Schools provide for baseball games. “When combined, these two factors make the city’s provision of field hours very consistent with our overall field usage,” Carroll said. City council took no action on the presentation, although Carroll said staff could research how much it costs Loveland to provide recreation services. “It is evident to staff that providing ball-diamond sports support is more expensive than soccer as it requires more time to drag and line fields than to simply mow grass and line a soccer field,” Carroll said.

Historical society will have booth at flower show By Amanda Hopkins ahopkins@communitypress.com

The Cincinnati Historical Society will have a booth at the Cincinnati Flower Show to promote the history and businesses in Symmes Township. The township and the Historical Society will split the booth rental cost, which is yet to be determined. The Cincinnati Flower Show moved to Symmes Park last year. Historical Society member Judy Havill said she’d like to set up a booth where flower show patrons can come in, sit down and learn more Symmes Township. The Camp Dennison resident said there were a lot of requests for information on the Meade House and other historical sites in Symmes Township at last year’s flower show. “It’s a way to give Symmes Township an identity,” Havill said.

“It’s a way to give Symmes Township an identity.” Judy Havill Camp Dennison resident and member of the Cincinnati Historical Society Havill and Symmes Township Administrator Gerald Beckman agreed to work to get Symmes Township businesses to buy ads that will be put on handouts that are distributed at the flower show. Havill said the booth, which she hopes will be near the main entrance to the flower show, is an idea to promote both the historical society and Symmes Township.

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Some of the 200 volunteers for the Showfest, from left: Paul Henskens, Sarah Kiley, Todd Williams, Becca Pearson, Kathleen Pearson and Theresa Kovacs. parent and volunteer who helped organize all the volunteers. She said they do it out of appreciation for what Miller does for their kids. “Everybody is happy to help Shawn put on a great event for the kids,” she said. “It’s gone very well. Everybody has been very helpful. It’s fun to meet the parents of the kids and work alongside of them.” Visitors from all the other schools were quick to offer praise at how well Showfest was run. Sarah Kiley coordinated the food including snacks, dinners, breakfast

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Loveland Mayor Rob Weisgerber, with Showfest host director Shawn Miller, presented the awards Friday and Saturday night.

and lunches for the competitors and their parents. “The parents told us it was the best food of any show choir competition,” she said. “I have three kids in show choir. We do it for the kids. The enthusiasm is contagious.” Michelle Kauffman was a volunteer judges assistant, which meant she was busy getting the judges whatever they asked for. It also meant she saw first-hand their commitment. “The judges were very focused,” Kauffman said. “Sometimes it gets a little bit crazy, but I liked helping them.” She got to see the choirs perform and offered her own judgment too. “I thought they were very good,” she said. “They were very entertaining; especially Colerain!” The Show Cards of Colerain are a very accomplished and nationally recognized show choir. They did not disappoint. When all was said and done on Saturday night, they took top honors winning the title of Grand Champion for the Loveland Showfest.

Akeem Campbell is a member of their more than 40 member ensemble of singers, dancers, musicians and crew. The senior earned top honor as grand champion soloist for his solo rendition of “Lost in the Wilderness.” It means a full-ride scholarship for one week at show choir camp this summer. “It just feels good to be awarded for something I’ve tried to hard for,” Campbell said. “This is a great competition; everyone wants to see each other do well.

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Loveland students win trophy at LEGO championship

A group of four Loveland middle and high school students known as the Fossil Fuel Fighters came back from Dayton, where they won third place in the Ohio First LEGO League state championship. This season’s state championship theme of “Smart Moves” challenged students to create an innovative solution to a transportation problem. The Fossil Fuel Fighters worked with a multitude of varied experts including those from the Ford Motor Co., ILC Dover and the head of the NOAA program “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” to develop a life-saving system when a car accidentally drives into hazardous water conditions. The Loveland team’s completed research was shared with all of their experts for verification and outreach. Upon recommendation, the students submitted their ideas to the National Drowning Prevention Alliance. Through Cincinnati-based iSPACE, Fossil Fuel Fighters members Cameron Spicer (eighthgrade), Anna Wassel (seventhgrade), Elizabeth Worsham (10th-

grade) and Thomas Worsham (eighth-grade) are becoming proficient engineers and designers and have been participating in LEGO League tournaments for the past three years. At the December 2009 iSPACE Cincinnati regional first LEGO League Tournament, the Fossil Fuel Fighters were first place regional champions for the second consecutive year and were recognized with a number of other awards including one for Gracious Professionalism. iSPACE is a Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky regional non-profit educational organization that offers interactive, handson, minds-on inquiry based learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The goal of iSPACE is to inspire students so that they are more inclined to pursue advanced course work in these areas both in high school and college, and ultimately careers in these fields. iSPACE offers summer camps, teacher workshops and science events throughout the year. For more information, visit www.ispacescience.org.

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Loveland Schools students, from left: Cameron Spicer, Anna Wassel, Elizabeth Worsham and Thomas Worsham placed third in the Ohio First LEGO League state championship.

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The following students have earned honors for the second quarter of 2009-2010.

High honors

Seventh-grade – Emily Adsem, Dylan Armstrong, Katie Baker,, Emily Bateman, Tess Bellamy, Adam Beran, Jessica Blumberg, Cheyenne Boyd, Isabel Boyle, Terra Brulport, Kayla Bullock, Alexander Bunk, Zachary Burpee, Ramya Chandrakumar, Riley Clarey, Holli Cook, Tyler Davis, Jamie Demers, Kailyn Despotakis, Jessica Doughman, William Eaton, Lauren Ellis, Aaron Engstrom, Gabrielle Ernst, Kathryn Faller, Katarzyna Fisher, Shanyna Flannery, Derek Fletcher, Thomas Floegel, Dillon Frees, Rachel Froberg, John Garry, Anthony Getter, Katie Gorman, Chase Grafflin, Sophie Greenberg, Lauren Hains, Blaine Hamilton, Abigail Hamm, Alison Harmeyer, Johan Harris, Jessica Hawk, Miles Hayes, Morgan Heck, Patrick Hensel, Jacob Hilliker, Annika Hubers, Shane Humphrey, Mitchell Kenter, Brennah Kentz, Daniel Kiley, Lauren Kiley, Abigail Klueh, Lena Koenig, Gabrielle Koknat, Anna Koscielicki, Karly Krammes, Devin Lally, Eleanor Landis, Savannah Lee, Allison Loughner, Melissa Louis, Carley Lutz, Keith MacKenzie, Danielle Marascalchi, Demi Mastrian, Joshua Meszaros, Brittany Miller, Meredith Montalbano, Peter Morgan, Kathryn Mulhollen, Martin Myaka, Alexander Myers, Nicholas Myers, Olivia Nelson, Carly Nunn, Robert Oberholzer, Chance Overberg, Giovanna Panepito, Joseph Papa, Monica Parsley, Andrew Paschal, Skylar Pitcher, Grant Pitman, Margaret Policastro, Kelly Powers, Julia Proctor, Jonathon Quigley, Emily Rasmussen, Keegan Redslob, Melanie Reindl, Georgina Richards, Halle Russo, Lauren Schroer, Alexander Sganga, Rabiya Sheikh, Casey Smith, Paige Smith, Christopher Snyder, Anastasiya Stanilevich, Brian Sullivan, Kaleb Swartz, Corynne Swift, Indigo Thoman, Mackinlay Tikoft, Rebecca Trate, Emily Vance, Isaac Vock, Connor Wagner, Nicole Walerius, Clayton Walker, Stuart Wasmund, Anna Wassel, Kari Watts, Madeline Weiler, Nathaniel Winning, Katherine Wright, Alicia Young and Heidi Zimmer. Eighth-grade – Nurio Alonso, Emilia Anderson, Allison Baas, Madison Banbury, Camden Baucke, Casey Baumgarth, Jessica Bayer, Hannah Bellamah, Jessica Berchtold, Ashley Boggs, Katherine Borger, Michelle Bowling, Seth Brennock,, Michele Brizzolara, Michelle Brown, Daniel Bruns, Sarah Byrde, Alex Carovillano, Emily Carrello, Taeva Chung, Ethan Conte, Katie Crum, Katrina Culbertson, Andrew Davis, Nathan Dickerson, Sydney Dudley, William Edison, Melissa Eng, Kelly Farrell, Sydney Folzenlogen, Jordan Fuller, Spencer Fuller, Sarah Geiger, Rachel Griswold, Brayden Gruber, Jennifer Hadley, Austin Hastings, Kayla Herrmann, Emily Hoff, David Hooker, Elizabeth Jacobs, Serena Jacobs, Ian Jeffrey, Natalia Jerdack, Audrey Jewell, MacKenzie Johnson, Anna Kendrick, Molly Kessler, Allison Kluge, Mollie Kowalchik, Ailea Lee-Wilson, Christine Locasto, Austin Lutz, Kelsey Martin, Lauren Mary, Ben McCormick, Ryan Mellett, Camille Mennen, Lindsey Miller, Scott Miller, Alexander Misyukovets, Darby

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Moloney, Benjamin Morey, Joseph Mosby, Richard Mulvey, Grace Murphy, Morgan Ovens, Kaitlyn Payne, Andreas Pfaller, Levi Ping, Katherine Randall, Paige Ratterman, Elizabeth Rawson, Martin Robbins, Emily Robinson, Kelli Scarpa, Caitlin Schauer, Lauren Schneider, Nolan Shumaker, Alana Smith, Kathleen Sova, Olivia Stanton, Christopher Stecki, Thomas Storer, Perry Strong, Alina Syed, Annalise Tereck, Lauren Thomas, Sidney Thomas, Matthew Vogt, Nicholas Voss, Reid Waddell, Erin Werking, Davis White, John Wilson, Stephanie Wilson, Brian Wintz, Jade Worley and Thomas Worsham.

Honors

Seventh-grade – Iain Abbott, Jacob Albin, Matthew Allen, Jessica Amrein, Savannah Bailey, Michael Barnell, Lucas Bashardoust, Jackson Bender, Madison Bishop, Nicole Blanchard, Alexis Boyd, Caitlin Boys, Magen Brailey, Logan Briggs, Robert Brown, Tyler Buchanan, Nicholas Bueche, Evan Burig, Alexandra Burt, Ashley Cable, Tayloranne Campbell, James Carl, Christopher Ceccopieri, Emily Childers, Kyia Chung, Timmy Clawson, Lee Cocke, Jacob Cox, Austin Cunningham, Donald Cunningham, Carsen Davenport, Luke Davis, Tyana Davis, Evan Dever, Benjamin DeVol, Paige DeWitt, Derrick Dews, Katelin Doarn, Jason Donovan, Emily Dougherty, Daniel Drew, Nicholas Dubell, Logan Duff, Brett Ealy, Trevor Ealy, Natalie Eckels, Omar Elesses, Wesley Engstrom, Lucas Fields, Samuel Fjelstul, Connor Flanagan, Taylor Florence, Douglas Foster, Kevin Garner, Kyle Garner, McKenzie George, Alexandra Glenn, Haleigh Goedde, Jessica Gorman, Emily Green, Jacob Guinn, Douglas Guzior, Dezaree’ Heath, Sarak Hoderlein, Pter Hoffman, Charles Homan, Joshua Horton, Tiana Hough, Destiny Hughes, Andrew Ingram, Abby John, Andrew Johnson, Taylor Johnson, Riley Junod, Zakary Kadish, Katarina Kemner, Sam Kepler, Nile Khwaja, Matthew Kincaid, Conley King, Mallory Kraus, Haley Kuhn, George Kunkel, Alexis Lacey, Payge Lacey, Bronson Lakes, Samuel Lawley, Ian Leever, Danielle Lippi, Evan Lipps, Drew Lowry, William Lutz, Brian Maher, Sarah Marlatt, Emily McGill, Koby McGillis, Alex McKay, Michael McManus, Tabytha Mendoza, Jack Meyer, Nicholas Miller, Taylor Miller, Rowan Monroe, Christine Moore, Jade Morris, Erik Mueller, Noah Myklebust, Connor Newstead, Bridget Nobiletti, Dylan Norton, Tara Norton, Kevin O’Hara, Jacob Oslack, Cullen O’Toole, Joshua Palmer, Trevor Parales, Jessica Partin, Jennifer Pifer, Mattingly Poole, Chase Price, Jefferson Prifti, Nathan Prost, Josephine Puchta, Sydney Purdon, Jacob Putman, David Query, Jacqueline Ramsey, Nathan Reigle, Alexander Reiring, Joseph Ribeiro, Giovanni Ricci, Ian Rice, Keegan Riley, Zachary Roberts, Tamaira Rollins, Jordan Romes, James Ross, Shelby Routt, Kylea Royal, Christopher Sackett, Olivia Salatin, Amanda Santos, Spencer Schmitt, Sarah Schuster, Rachel Sharpless, Keval Sheth, Austin Shevlin, Taylor Siekman, Austin Siemon, Zachary Simone, Margaret Smith, Bryan Soth, Cascius Spang, Joel Spencer, Madison Stanley, Thomas Steger, Zoe Steinberg, William Stephenson, Kelsey Sublett,

Logan Switzer, Brittany Talbott, John Tallant, Lily Thomas, Mitchell Toney, Sarah Trombly, Brandon Tucker, Jonathon Tuttle, Andrew Vandenberg, Anthony Venzin, Daniel Vezdos, Michael Viox, Liam Vogt, Mitchell Wagner, Cali Walker, Morgan Ward, Manly Watkins-Williams, Jacob Wellington, Grace West, Brittany Wheeler, Ashley Whitaker, Christopher Whitling, Alexis Wiles, Taylor Wilhoite, Michael Williams, Daniel Wilson, Lili Wint, Leeza Wittmer, Austin Wood, Tyler Worley and Jenna Zinnecker. Eighth-grade – Matthew Albert, Henry Allen, Andrew Alten, Logan Amon, Alexandra Anderson, Christopher Asgian, April Ashley, Stephanie Bachtell, Jacob Belcik, Jacob Bellville, Joseph Benzinger, Griffon Bernth, Greg Bohn, Eliz baeth Boswell, Elizabeth Bowser, Zachariah Brooksbank, Nathan Bryant, Gabriella Bugge, Brian Bullock, Gordon Burns, Lila Butler, Elliot Cade, Olivia Cade, Garrett Campbell, James Caniglia, James Childers, Taylor Cindric, Matthew Clark, Joshua Cloud, Brian Conner, Corey Cotsonas, Jessica Cottrell, Nathaniel Cox, Nicholas Cullen, Kerianne Cummings, Megan Day, Bryce Demoret, Sally Denoma, Allison Dierling, Katherine DiGiandomenico, Abby Docherty, Nathaniel Dolbier, Benjamin Dolezal, Caitlin Dombrowski, Jacob Elfers, Erin Ellis, Allison Elsnau, Stephanie Eng, Katherine Ethridge, Williams Evans, Bradley Faust, Kathleen Ferris, Kennadee Fischer,, Emily Fisher, Austen Funke, Sarah Goldenberg, Andrew Gonzales, Andrew Gordon, Tanner Griffin, Luke Groene, Zachary Hadden, Kirstin Hayes, Carla Heath, Rachel Heath, Chelsea Heimbrock, Alexander Hesse, Whitney Housley, Madison Huesman, Kyle Jarc, Rebecca Jewell, Benjamin Jones, Lily Jones, Chelsea Joy, Nathan Kolkema, Jason Koontz, Tessa Kraus, Peter LaChapelle, Julia La Macchia, James Lawler, Anna Lawrence, Terah Lay, Olivia Lee Anne Lehmann, Dimitrios Loukoumidis, Emily Luti, Sarah Luti, Kelsey Lykins, Angela Lynch, MacKenzie Mahon, Morgan Mansfield, Emily Martin, Morgan Martin, Haley Mastrian, Maxwell Mather, Alexander McCluskey, Brian McElveen, Eric McFarland, Mitchel McFarland, Dakota McSorley, Dean Meyer, Zachary Mickowski, Shayla Miller, Kathleen Moreland, Timothy Newbanks, Olisa Okafor, David Osborne, Bailey Paschal, Jacob Paul, Jenna Pauly, Justine Perl, Olivia Pifer, Brian Popp, Jacob Price, Britney Prigmore, Michelle Rasch, Anna Reich, Megan Riehle, Megan Ries, Jason Riggs, Lilyana Rodriquez, Zachary Royer, Guste Rubikaite, Zach Russ, Hollie Saatkamp, Darren Sackett, Tomosumi Sato, Catherine Schebor, Cavan Scheetz, Charles Schefft, Chloe Schwartz, Abigail Semler, Parker Seney, Michael Shaver, Jonathon Simms, Cierra Sizemore, Eric Sparks, Spencer Stahl, Maria Staley, Emilie Stalnaker, Kelsey Street, Alyssa Stubbers, John Sturgis, Megan Suder, Carson Susich, Jade Tailor, Ethan tenBrink, Alexandra Tracy, Joseph Trewiler, Kevin Visco, Brooke Wallace, Carley Wallace, Brian Watson, Griffin Weinberg, Nicholas Weiss, Jeremy Wells, Elizabeth Wenning, Austin Wesley, Rachel Westcott, Alexandria Whitaker, Davis Wick, Rachel Wittwer, Riley Woolston and Clayton Woosley.

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Deirdre Robinett has been named to the

2009 fall semester dean’s list at Saint Mary’s College. She is from Loveland.

Courtney Kunysz shows off her Valentine’s Day mailbox she made in class.

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Valentine’s Day celebration Students at Loveland Primary School celebrated Valentine’s Day with a party. Most brought in special homemade Valentine boxes to hold Valentine cards. Some made a Valentine mailbox bag in class.

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SPORTS TOURNEY UPDATES

The following information describes who advances in the various tournaments.

Wrestling

The following wrestlers placed at the Division III State Wrestling Championships, which were held at the Jerome Schottenstein Center at Ohio State University in Columbus March 4-6.

Division I

Moeller: Stephen Myers (112), 3; Pierce Harger (152), 3; Drew Hammer (130), 5; Jake Corrill (125), 7.

Boys’ basketball

• No. 3 Moeller (14-3) advances to play the winner of Centerville and Trotwood in the district final at UD Arena March 13.

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College commitments

Several Ursuline Academy athletes recently committed to college athletics, in the largest group of seniors to do so in the history of the school. Lauren Marlatt of Loveland committed to play volleyball for Winthrop University. Dani Reinert of Symmes Township committed to play volleyball for University at Buffalo.

Ochocinco football camp

Bengals Pro-Bowl wide receiver Chad Ochocinco has announced dates for his Chad Ochocinco Football Camp presented by CBTS. This two-day event will be from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, July 22, and Friday, July 23, at Sycamore High School. Ochocinco will be on site to direct the activities of the camp and provide instruction. The camp will also feature a selection of the top prep and collegiate coaches in the Cincinnati area. The camp will be open to all boys and girls ages from 7 to 14. Each day, the campers will experience various stations, specializing in fundamental skills and the team concept of football. Individual groups will be small to assure that each camper gets maximum personalized instruction. In addition to seven hours of football instruction, all campers will receive an autographed camp team photo with Chad, a camp T-shirt and the opportunity to win additional contests and prizes. Cost of the camp is $185. In addition to CBTS, camp partners include Bridgestone, Outback, Local 12, Cincinnati Parent, and 101.1 the Wiz. Campers are encouraged to register early, as spots are limited. Additional information and registration is available at www.CampOchocinco.com, or at 793-CAMP.

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Both Loveland High School basketball teams have been eliminated from postseason play. The boys’ team was eliminated by Moeller in the Division I sectional semifinal March 3. Moeller led 21-2 after the first quarter and 31-4 at halftime before ultimately winning 69-23. “Moeller did a nice job with their defensive pressure, and we rushed some things,” Loveland head coach Tim Partin said. “We had a couple decent looks early that we missed, and it just snowballed.” Seeded No. 24 in the tournament, the Tigers defeated No. 25 Western Brown 63-44 in the opening round before falling to the Crusaders. Loveland finishes the season 7-15 (46). After starting the season 1-9, a largely inexperienced Loveland squad went 6-6 the rest of the way. In late January and early February, the Tigers won four of five games, downing Glen Este, Kings, Anderson and Harrison. Their only loss during that stretch was a 57-55 overtime loss to Little Miami Feb. 2. After beating Harrison, Loveland lost four straight before closing he regular season with a 56-52 win at Sycamore Feb. 22. “We showed a great deal of progress, especially defensively,” Partin said. Loveland was led this year by senior forward Tony Hamann. The only Tiger to average double-figures, Hamann was fourth in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye division in scoring (15.2), third in rebounding (6.9), fifth in blocks (0.8) and third in field-goal percentage (59.7 percent). “Tony was the guy who

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Loveland senior Mollie Kuramoto takes a free throw during the Lady Tigers’ loss to Oak Hills, 48-34, in the Division I Sectional Championship semi-finals Monday, Feb. 22.

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Loveland High School senior Ellie Iaciofano dribbles around a Highlander defender Monday, Feb. 22, during the Lady Tigers’ loss to Oak Hills, 48-34, in the Division I sectional semi-finals. Iaciofano finished the season at – or near – the top of nearly every major statistical category in the FAVC-Buckeye this season. could score the basketball, so we relied on him quite a bit,” Partin said. Hamann is receiving interest from several schools, including Bellarmine and Mount St. Joseph. Also providing a scoring punch were sophomore guard Anthony LaMacchia (7.6), junior Wesley Kyles (7.2) and senior Andrew Claybourn (6.4), who was third in the league in assists with 3.8 dishes per game. Claybourn is being courted by a few D-III schools, including Wilmington. Although Partin hoped for a better record this season, he admired his players’ effort. “In a trying year, this

was a good group of kids to work with,” he said. “They showed up every day with good attitudes and worked hard. In a season like this, it can be really bad if you don’t have the right group. These guys were a pleasure to work with.” The girls’ team, meanwhile, finished the season 14-8 (7-3) after falling 4834 to Oak Hills in the Division I sectional semifinal Feb. 22. Seeded No. 17, Loveland defeated No. 21 Western Hills 59-33 in the opening round before losing to the Lady Scots. The Lady Tigers trailed Oak Hills 16-6 after the first quarter and could not recover. “We got off to a slow

start and could never dig ourselves out of that hole,” head coach Ashley Brothers said. “I was very proud of the way my girls played, though. They fought hard and never quit.” It was a season of streaks for the Lady Tigers, which won three straight, lost three straight, won six straight, lost four of five and won four straight before losing to Oak Hills. Even in the losses, however, Loveland was competitive more often than not. Six of their eight setbacks were by six points or fewer, including two in overtime. “I think it's a testament to these girls’ determination,” Brothers said. The Lady Tigers aspired to win a league title but finished second behind Anderson, which went a perfect 10-0 in the FAVC-Buckeye. It was Loveland’s second second-place finish in three years. “We had a very successful season,” Brothers said. “We play in a very difficult league, and we went out and competed against tough competition.”

Leading the Lady Tigers were seniors Abby McIver and Ellie Iaciofano. McIver was third in the FAVC-Buckeye in scoring (14.2) and rebounding (7.6) and displayed a sweet stroke from the outside, finishing sixth in the league in three-point accuracy (32.8 percent). “Abby is going to be hard to replace next year,” Brothers said. “She was a very reliable player. You knew you could always count on her to score and rebound. Having a constant like that on your team is nice to have.” Iaciofano, a 6-0 guard, was one of the best allaround players in the conference this season; she was sixth in the league in scoring (11.2), first in rebounds (9.2) and assists (4.5), fourth in blocks (0.7) and sixth in steals (2.1). “Ellie has an intangible presence on the floor,” Brothers said. “She always seems to know where to put herself on the floor to make a play on defense or offense. She plays with a lot of passion.” The Lady Tigers also received key contributions from other seniors, including Emily Holzderber, Erin Randall and Mollie Kuramoto. They were third through fifth, respectively, on the team in scoring; each averaged between 4.2 and 5.6 points per game. “Mollie continued to get better at point guard throughout the year,” Brothers said. “I’d be curious to see what type of point guard she would have been with an extra two years of experience.” Kuramoto, who will play soccer for Purdue University, did not play basketball during her sophomore and junior seasons. Brothers said McIver, Randall and Holzderber are still debating if they will play in college.

MND senior signs with Citadel

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Loveland High School senior Joey Sarnecki looks to the Tiger coaching staff during the Division I District Championships Friday, Feb. 26. Sarnecki finished his career with 119 wins good enough for second on the school’s all-time list.

Loveland’s Sarnecki closes stellar career By Tony Meale tmeale@communitypress.com

Loveland High School senior Joey Sarnecki saw his preps career come to a close at the Division I District Championships at Fairfield Feb. 26-27. A two-time state-alternate, Sarnecki will graduate second on the school’s alltime wins list with 119 victories. He trails only 1995 graduate Matt Hamill, who finished with 122.

Sarnecki, who won three league titles at two different weight classes, compiled winning records each year at Loveland: 25-11 as a freshman, 29-8 as a sophomore, 33-5 as a junior and 32-9 as a senior. He finishes with a career 119-33 mark. “Joey was a hard worker and a great leader,” Loveland wrestling coach Chris Switzer said. “He will be greatly missed.”

Mount Notre Dame senior Vanessa Hope of Loveland has been accepted into The Citadel – the military academy of South Carolina. The Citadel, founded in 1842, has a reputation of excellence and is known for its Corps of Cadets that come from 40 states and 12 countries. The Cadets “live and study under a classical military system that makes leadership and character training an essential part of the educational experience.” Hope received a track scholarship that will cover 75 percent of her expenses while a Cadet at The Citadel. Hope had a successful track career at Mount Notre Dame and was respected by her teammates, coaches and MND Athletic Director Mark Schenkel. “Vanessa’s hard work and dedication to her running throughout her MND track career has paid off. The entire track coaching staff is thrilled with her offer from The Citadel,” Schenkel said. Life at The Citadel will be very different from the typical college experience, but Hope is ready for the challenge. She credits her Mount

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Mount Notre Dame senior Vanessa Hope signs a letter of intent to attend the Citadel, which offered her a 75-percent track scholarship, while her MND teammates cheer her on.

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Vanessa Hope competes in track for Mount Notre Dame High School. Hope recently signed with the Citadel, which offered her a 75-percent track scholarship. Notre Dame experience for that preparation. “I know this is going to be tough,” Vanessa said, “but MND has prepared me for the road ahead. I have been challenged academi-

cally and through experiences like the retreats I’ve attended. I know who I am and where I come from.” Hope is only the second woman from Cincinnati ever to be accepted at the prestigious institution and is the first from Loveland. This is a distinction in which the Mount Notre Dame community is proud. “We are extremely honored that one of our students will be among the first women from our area to attend The Citadel. MND challenges and empowers young women every day, and I am pleased that Vanessa will build upon the foundation Mount Notre Dame has provided to create future success at this prestigious institution,” MND Principal Maureen Baldock said.


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Moeller wrestlers earn 4 state medals By Adam Turer eastsports@communitypress.com

The Moeller Crusaders wrestling program wrapped up a very successful season with a sixth-place finish at the state championship meet in Columbus. After a rough night in the state semifinals on Friday, March 5, the Crusaders bounced back with victories on Saturday, March 6. Four Moeller wrestlers medaled by finishing in the top eight in their respective weight class at the state meet. Moeller wrestlers finished the season strong, posting a 6-1 record on Saturday, the meet’s final day. “This is such a tough tournament and anytime you can get guys to medal, it’s good,” Moeller head coach Jeff Gaier said.

Freshman Stephen Myers placed third at 112 pounds; senior Drew Hammer placed fifth at 130 pounds; senior Jake Corrill placed seventh at 125 pounds; and senior Pierce Harger placed third at 152 pounds. Junior Brian MacVeigh competed at 119 pounds and junior Brendan Walsh competed at 103 pounds. Harger, Myers, and Hammer all lost narrow decisions in their semifinal matches on Friday. Harger lost in overtime, Myers was edged out 4-3, and Hammer lost to the defending state champion in the semis. “We had a tough day of semifinals on Friday night,” said Gaier. “Everyone bounced back and won their last match on Saturday,

which I think says a lot about our guys.” Gaier brought the rest of the Crusaders varsity squad up to Columbus to watch their teammates compete. He hopes that the experience of seeing the best wrestlers in the state compete will help his younger wrestlers know what to expect next year. “I think it’s important to get our young guys up there to watch,” Gaier said. Finishing third in the state as a freshman was a big accomplishment for Myers, who also lost to the defending state champion in his semifinal match. “He was a shade away from winning it all, which is quite a tribute to him,” said Gaier of his star freshman. “He surprised me with how far he went.”

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Moeller’s Jake Corrill, seen here wrestling at the district championships Friday, Feb. 26, won a district title at 125 pounds for the Crusaders while qualifying to state. MacVeigh and Walsh did not win a match at state, but gained valuable experience to carry with them into the offseason. Now that they have their first taste of

state competition, they will be even more motivated to return to Columbus next season. “It was a big step for both of them to get here,”

said Gaier of his pair of juniors. Hammer came on strong late in the season and carried that momentum into the state tournament. “Drew had an outstanding second half of the year,” Gaier said. Corrill placed at the state meet for the third straight year, while Harger placed for the fourth straight year. According to Gaier, Harger is the first Moeller wrestler to place all four years at state. The seniors will be missed, not just for their production, but for their commitment and leadership. “Our seniors did a good job showing the younger guys all year what it takes to be successful,” Gaier said. “I think that will carry over into next year.”

CHCA makes finals despite low numbers Lady Eagles graduate trio of senior leaders By Anthony Amorini aamorini@communitypress.com

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son said of next season. This winter, Dixon led CHCA with 13 points and 9.3 rebounds a game. Dixon’s numbers saw a significant spike in the middle of the season when “something clicked” for the senior standout, Grandison said. Through the first seven games, Dixon averaged 7.9 points and 8.4 rebounds a game while scoring five points or less on four occasions. In her next nine games, Dixon averaged 16.3 points and 13.3 rebounds a game including nine-consecutive games scoring in the double-digits. “We knew Taylor was our best player the whole season. I kept telling her that she could score a double-double every night,” Grandison said of Dixon averaging a double-double during the final nine games of the season. Looking forward to next winter, a trio of varsity contributors will return for Grandison including junior Alex Jeffers and sophomores Morgan Prescott and Jamie Prop. “All three of them will be leaders,” Grandison said. “Alex was our spark on defense, Morgan will play a major role as a strong player on the inside and Jamie is a very talented player. “Those three will carry the load along with a lot of young players next year,” Grandison said.

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Senior forward Wes Carlson averaged an impressive 18.6 points a game this winter while leading CHCA. He also finished with 7.2 rebounds a game and 30 blocks. Junior Nick Lawley led CHCA with 8.3 rebounds a game and also contributed 7.6 points a game and 15 steals. Senior Andrew Wallace led CHCA with 48 assists and 19 steals.

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explained that this crop of CHCA seniors had particular significance, he said. All three of the girls were a part of CHCA’s 20-0 run during the regular season two years ago. “They were a part of that so they carried that tradition,” Grandison said of his current team having a direct connection to the 20-0 squad. “It will leave a big hole with those three gone. “We are kind of starting over to be honest,” Grandi-

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Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy’s boys’ basketball ended its season with a firstround loss to Georgetown, 4342, during the Division III Sectional Championships on Saturday, Feb. 27. CHCA fell to 13-7 with its loss in the Eagles’ tournament opener. CHCA was the No. 6 seed in Division III with Georgetown representing the No. 5 seed.

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Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy’s dedicated cast of six full-time varsity basketball players exceeded expectations despite falling short of a sectional title this fall. Despite the low numbers, CHCA still managed to finish at 15-6 while making a run to the Division III Sectional Championship finals before ending its season.

“I asked those six girls to do a lot, and we took it a long way,” CHCA head coach Ronnie Grandison said. “I was really proud of them for pushing so hard to put together a good season. CHCA ended its season with a loss to Madeira, 2921, during the Division III Sectional Championship finals Thursday, Feb. 25. CHCA only made 6-of35 shots from the field during the loss. “Madeira is a patient basketball team and they have very smart players. We tried to play up-tempo but they kept us under control,” Grandison said. “You can’t win basketball games shooting that poorly.” Included in CHCA’s sextet of dedicated varsity players was a trio of senior leaders including Taylor Dixon, Hannah Lambert and Erin Lloyd. Though losing senior leaders to graduation is always tough, Grandison

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The Cincinnati Flower Show is getting ready for its second year at Symmes Park in Symmes Township next month. What changes would you like to see for the 2010 Flower Show, whether displays, logistics, set-up, traffic, etc ... ? No responses.

• Would you consider or are you considering a Toyota for your next car, given the company’s recent recalls and safety concerns? Why or why not? “No, on the Toyota or any other foreign car. This is why America is in the shape it’s in, we can make a good car here in the states. Some people would say that Toyota is made here but, your money goes to Japan.” Steve “Toyota is currently not as well made as American cars. I think they are living off an unfair reputation. In most upscale neighborhoods, it’s not fashionable to buy or drive an American car. Of course, if you do some homework, you notice that they have finished behind Ford and many GM vehicles for years, but the news rarely reaches our upscale suburbs. “Toyota has consistly taken more money out of this county than they’ve put in. Keep in mind that they make some of the cars here, but not the most expensive ones, like Lexus and Prius. I think it’s patriotic to buy an American car, and our money stays at home in most cases.” J.H. “Sure I would buy a Toyota, as soon as my Honda gives out. “Wonder if Obama will be brought before Congress to explain ObamaMotors’ (GM) recall of 1.3 million autos due to power steering problems.” L.D.B. “I have purchased Toyota’s my last five cars. They have all been extremely reliable and the service provided by Toyota has been excellent. I believe there is a bit of a ‘witch hunt’ on for Toyota at this time which has been compounded by Toyota’s less-than-stellar initial response to the recall issues. “I will continue to purchase Toyota as the car of choice. I recently purchased a 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid and could not be more pleased. “If you look at the entire experience dimension the issues that are being highlighted have been blown out of proportion (IMO). Their service, reliability and value will keep me coming back. C.H.

Next questions Loveland provided fields to recreation leagues in 2009 proportional with city residents’ level of participation in those leagues. Do you think it’s important that field use be proportional to the number of residents who use the fields? Why or why not? How would it affect you if the U.S. Postal Service discontinued Saturday service? Every week The Loveland Herald asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answer to loveland@communitypress.com with Chatroom in the subject line.

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Libertarians ask tough questions The Tea Party movement is going to fail. It is going to sputter and wilt away like all those previous to it have done over the last 20 years. It will fail for the same reason the “Reagan Revolution” failed. It will fail for the same reason the “Contract With America” failed and for the same reason Ross Perot’s political party came and went. The Republicans held the presidency and Congress for three of the four years from 2000 to 2004. They failed. The Tea Party movement will fail for the same reason Rush Limbaugh has failed even though he is conservative and has had the most listened to radio talk show for the last 20 years. Conservative, limited government movements such as the “Tea Party” have been coming and going since Reagan came to office in 1980. The result? Today, we stand on the brink of being devoured from the inside out by our own federal behemoth. For all of that time, conservative politicians have been going right along in lock step.

Why do they fail? They fail because conservatives attached to these movements will not and do not debate a fundamental question; Robert What exactly is Johnson the rightful purof governCommunity pose ment in a civiPress guest lized society? columnist What is its precise role? Example: “Bunning blocks unemployment benefits extension.” This was the blaring front page headline from a recent Cincinnati Enquirer edition. The fact is, Sen. Jim Bunning blocked the extension because of how it was to be funded. For Bunning and the conservatives, it was only a matter of whether it came from existing, approved stimulus funds versus adding a new earmark to the budget. That’s why he stopped it. No other reason. What Bunning and all of us should be debating is whether the

federal government should be providing unemployment benefits at all. Unemployment benefits provided by the federal government are a form of charity. The reported debate was not about whether the government should provide charity to individual citizens. The debate was about the degree to which it should be provided. Our country is on the brink of financial ruin because we allow and accept the notion that it is government’s role to be charitable. Do you really want to achieve limited government? Then the debate must shift from; “How much charity should the government provide?” to “Is it government’s proper role to provide charity at all?” If you’re truly a believer in the fundamental axiom of limited government put forth by our founding fathers, then you must support candidates that have the guts to come out and say: “Government has no business being in the charity business.” Period. If you’ve read this far and find yourself nodding your head in

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Putting the brakes on slow rail proposal It was a little more than a year ago when Gov. Strickland announced that he’d been seeking so-called federal “stimulus” funds to connect four Ohio cities via passenger rail. I voted no on this project when he included it as part of the state transportation budget with sketchy details. As more information has become available, there is even greater cause for alarm. Here are my top five reasons I am resolved to ensuring our taxpayer money is not wasted on this project: • Nobody can tell Ohioans how much it’s really going to cost. Gov. Strickland announced on Jan. 28 that Ohio was awarded $400 million in so-called federal “stimulus” money to pay for slow speed rail that would connect Cincinnati to Dayton, Columbus and Cleveland. Less than a year ago the governor said this project would cost $250 million, three months later the costs escalated to $400 million, and last fall, the governor asked the feds for $564 million in “stimulus” dollars for the construction of this passenger rail project. Clearly the state has no idea what this slow train is really going to cost, but with history as

our guide, we know it will be more than the governor’s current estimate. • T h e trains will go slow and nobody will ride Shannon them. Jones No matter what the propoCommunity nents call this Press guest rail service, here columnist is the bottom line: The average speed of this train will be 39 miles per hour and the administration’s own study suggests it would take six and a half hours to go from Cincinnati to Cleveland. I therefore, call this slow speed rail. When asked about this, proponents claim that “this is just the first step toward very fast trains.” However, what they don’t tell us is “very fast trains” would require completely new tracks and new trains that would cost well over $1.5 billion. How in the world are we going to pay for that? • The schedule assures that people will not ride the train. Want to travel from Cincinnati to Columbus for the day on business? Because there are only four

trains in operation, you will be gone from your house for at least 12 hours and you would only be able to spend 3 1/2 hours on actual business. Want to go to a sporting event? The proposed train schedule does not allow you to go to a single sporting event without having to spend the night and perhaps miss a half day of school or work the next day. You can’t even go from Dayton to Cincinnati for a Reds game without spending the night, for example. • Taxpayers will be forced to subsidize the annual costs. Even if you believe the ridership estimates for the train (only 1,300 people a day), the advocates for this massive spending admit it will still cost taxpayers $17 million annually to subsidize its operations. I believe the annual taxpayer subsidy will be far greater than that. Where will this money come from? Furthermore, once we build the train, irrespective of ridership, the federal government will force us to continue to subsidize it for 20 years – no matter what the cost to taxpayers – or be forced to repay the grant on a pro-rata basis. In other words if in year four, Ohio determines that it doesn’t make sense to offer this service, Ohio would have to

repay $320 million. • Our children will have to foot the bill for this bad idea. The $400 million grant that Ohio received was part of the larger $8 billion in federal so-called “stimulus” money. Add this to our already ballooning national debt of $12.4 trillion (and climbing) as the federal government will have to borrow this money too, a lot of it from China. Our children will be stuck repaying this debt. In my view, we are crushing our kids with massive debt and this reckless behavior must stop. Many Ohioans are asking legitimate questions about whether taxpayers can afford this passenger rail proposal. In fact, the latest Ohio Poll, conducted by the University of Cincinnati found that a majority of Ohio voters see beyond the romance of the rail and oppose this project. I have concluded that this train must be stopped in its tracks. I will do everything in my power to prevent this complete waste of our tax dollars. Contact State Sen. Shannon Jones at 614-466-9737, via e-mail: sd07@ senate.state.oh.us or by mail: State Sen. Shannon Jones, 1 Capitol Square, Statehouse, Columbus, OH 43215.

How to prevent bed bugs in your home Bed bugs, long believed to be eradicated in our country, have made their presence known in the past several years. Most bed bug complaints to Hamilton County Public Health are residential in nature, also mostly from renters, and it is understandable that many people are concerned when they find bed bugs in their homes. We are available to help determine the best way to get rid of the problem, but prevention is actually the best tool we can use help contain the bed bug problem. Bed bugs are a wingless insect found worldwide, that feed off the blood of humans and other ani-

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mals. Bed bugs, a l t h o u g h unpleasant, are not known to transmit diseases to humans. Contrary to popular belief, Tim Ingram presence of bed Community bugs is not an of Press guest indicator unsanitary livcolumnist ing conditions. They may be found in homes, motels, movie theaters, transportation depots and rest rooms. Bed bugs do not fly or jump,

but they do move quickly and can hitch hike on just about anything including furniture, clothes or luggage. In our own homes and when traveling, there are things we can look for to make sure bed bugs are not around. Some general guidelines are: • Reduce the amount of clutter to eliminate hiding places. • Inspect furniture brought into your home. • When returning from a trip, inspect your luggage and clothes for bed bugs. • At home or when staying in hotels or motels, examine the bed linens and mattress seems for the

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Special Ts their specialty The Special T Shops are proud of their suburban downtown locations. They enjoy being in the heart of the communities they love to serve. With stores in both Mason and Loveland, they are strategically placed to accomplish what they’re all about, which is meeting the needs of individuals, schools, sports teams, and local businesses. Special T produces all manner of custom apparel: polo and dress shirts, Tshirts, hoodies, sports uniforms and hats. Designs are screen-printed, embroidered, cut from fusible vinyl or undergo direct-to-garment printing, a process that takes computer-generated images and applies them directly onto fabric. It’s all accomplished inhouse, which allows them to meet each customer’s unique needs in a timely manner. They also supply promotional items, wedding invitations, save-the-date magnets, signs and banners. The newest member of the team is their retail location in downtown Loveland, across the bike path from Bob Ronker’s Running Spot. The store opened late last summer and features spirit wear for a number of local schools and communities; Loveland, St. Columban,

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Downtown Loveland 203 W. Loveland Ave. Loveland, OH 45140 (513) 583-0888 specialtloveland@yahoo.com Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday Sunday - Closed Milford and Goshen. You can see their Mason designs at the downtown Mason location. Launched in 2005, Special T is proud of the fact that they’ve managed to thrive and expand in a tough economy. And they intend to be around for the long haul. At a time when every organization, family, and business needs to stretch their dollars, it’s good to know they can buy local and still find competitive pricing and great customer service. If you’d like to see what they’re accomplishing, come check out the SSE wall in the downtown Loveland store. For more information on what the organization is all about, see SSEinc.org or the SpecialT Loveland page on FaceBook.

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WGRR helps St. Columban kick-off fish fry Fridays

Radio personalities Chris and Janeen from WGRRs “Chris and Janeen Married with Microphones” were present for the first fish fry of this Lenten season at St. Columban Church in Loveland. Bob Reilly, of WGRR’s promotions, also accompanied them. Their parked van was broadcasting St. Columban’s location and menu which could be heard upon one’s arrival to the fish fry. WGRR plays classic rock from the ’60s, ’ 70s and ’ 80s and is referred to as “Cincinnati’s Greatest Hits.” “The hospitality at St. Columban was overwhelming! We felt very welcome with the special table set up with flowers and silverware, the delicious fish dinner, the yummy cake and the large welcome WGRR sign!” Chris said. St. Columban was the first Lenten fish fry of his and Janeen’s Tristate Fish Fry World Tour Stop. Coming to St. Columban’s fish fry is more than about fish: it’s all about community. It’s an event where the entire parish comes to the cafeteria to socialize with friends and eat fish as they adhere to the Lenten practice of fasting from meat on Friday. “A crowd of almost 500 either dined in or used the drive through,” said Sherri Marshall, co-chair of the fish fry. “Actually, our St. Columban fish fry begins on Thursday!” Behind the Scenes: Volunteers portion the salmon and prepare it for grilling, lemons are sliced, tartar sauce and cocktail sauce are put into individual serving portions and more. Friday morning brings in another round of volunteers to put the salads together, finish preparing the salmon, and prepare the cafeteria to serve our parish family. Then, additional crews come in to finish the prep work and to begin the salmon grilling. Joe Gilligan and Knox Smith head up the fry crew each year. A little before 5 p.m. is showtime. Sherri Marshall and co-chair Penny Moore

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Fish fry co-chairs Penny Moore and Sherri Marshal.

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Bob Reilly (WGRR promotions), WGRR’s Chris and Janeen of “Married with Microphones,” and St. Columban pastor the Rev. Larry Tensi. orchestrate the preparation of meals for those who dine in and for those who choose the drive-thru. Sherri, Penny, Stephanie Quehl, Holly Novosel, Anne Neuville, JaneCeddia, Diane McGeeney, Mary Beth Miller and the host of at least 40 cheerful volunteers operate with such precision that many fast food restaurants have nothing on them. Anna Infantino and Karen Martino keep the pizzas ready.

Afterward, everyone pitches in for “KP” duty headed by Lou Ann Gerard. Mark McCarthy, Bill Kadon, Todd Elliot, Mark Schell, Mary Beth Schell, and Tom Quehlassist in the outside parking and set-up, drive-thru, beverages and treasury. Every Friday during Lent, St. Columban Boosters sponsor a fish fry from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the cafeteria – dine-in or drive-through.

THINGS TO DO For Haiti

Deer Park High School is hosting Soiree Pour Haiti from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 11, at Deer Park High School, 8351 Plainfield Road, Sycamore Township. The event features a Haitian marketplace, authentic food, traditional dance, music, artwork and more. Children make Kanaval masks, recycled musical instruments and participate in a parade at 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit American Red Cross relief efforts. Admission is $2, $1 ages 12 and under. Call 891-0010.

Learn about maples

Hamilton County Park District is hosting a maple sugaring display at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, March 11, at Highfield Discovery Garden at Glenwood Gardens, 10623 Springfield Pike, Woodlawn. Learn why the maple is the sweetest tree. The program is weather dependent. The event is free, vehicle permit required. Registration is

required. Call 771-8733 or visit www.greatparks.org.

Wine festival dinner

Cincinnati International Wine Festival is hosting a Winery Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 11, at Embers, 8170 Montgomery Road, Madeira. Visiting winemakers from around the world create a multi-course dining and winetasting experience. It is open to ages 21 and older. The cost is $150. Registration is required, available online. Call 723-9463 or visit www.winefestival.com.

On stage

Loveland Stage Company is presenting “Anything Goes” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 12, at the Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 Second St., Loveland. It is a Cole Porter musical comedy. The cost is $16, $14 seniors and students. The play runs through March 27. Call 697-6769 or visit www.lovelandstagecompany.org.

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Chris and Janeen and Bob Reilly with many of the St. Columban fish fry volunteers.

Speakers announced for zoo lecture series The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has announced the 2010 speakers for the 18th annual Barrows Conservation Lecture Series. Since 1993, the series has brought naturalists and scientists to Cincinnati to address wildlife issues and global conservation efforts. Opening the Series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 17,

is Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, who will be presenting, “Connecting The Dots: Saving Big Cats Throughout Their Range.” Starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, Megan Parker, will be presenting, “Going to the Dogs; From Wild Dogs to using Dogs as Conservation Tools.” At 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, Scott Creel, will

present, “Predators and Prey: Lessons from North America and East Africa.” At 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, Adrian Forsyth, will present, “Building the Ark: Strategies to get through Climate Change.” All Barrows Conservation Lectures will be held in the Cincinnati Zoo’s Frisch’s Theater in the Harold C. Schott Education Center.

Lecture tickets cost $10 for a single (zoo members/volunteers), $37 for the series; $12 for a single (non-zoo members) and $45 for the series. For more information, call 487-3318. To purchase tickets call 559-7767 or v i s i t www.cincinnatizoo.org.


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ART EXHIBITS

Queen City Art Club Exhibit, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Twin Lakes at Montgomery, 9840 Montgomery Road. Local artists present 50-60 works. Most pieces available for purchase. Free. Presented by Queen City Art Club. 321-3219; www.queencityartclub.org. Montgomery.

BENEFITS

Soiree Pour Haiti, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Deer Park High School, 8351 Plainfield Road. Haitian marketplace, authentic food, traditional dance, music, artwork and more. Children make Kanaval masks, recycled musical instruments and participate in parade at 7 p.m. Benefits American Red Cross relief efforts. $2, $1 ages 12 and under. 8910010. Blue Ash.

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.

FOOD & DRINK

Cincinnati International Wine Festival Winery Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Eddie Merlot’s Prime Aged Beef and Seafood, 10808 Montgomery Road. Visiting winemakers from around the world join area’s finest chefs in own restaurants to create multi-course dining and wine-tasting experience. Ages 21 and up. $125. Registration required, available online. Presented by Cincinnati International Wine Festival. 723-9463; www.winefestival.com. Sycamore Township. Business Bites, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Apsara Restaurant, 4785 Lake Forest Drive, Smallerportion three-course menu for a light dinner after work or business meeting. $16.95 plus tax and gratuity. 554-1040. Blue Ash.

SHOPPING

Art Show and Reception, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. The Silky Way. 11345 Montgomery Road. Sale of art from The Phoenix Art Group of Phoenix, Ariz. Debut of the Platt Collections’ “Furniture for the Cure” line, the Alyce “Pink Ribbon” Chair. A portion of the art show’s sales benefits The Wellness Community. Free. Reservations required. Presented by The Wellness Community. 984-0808; www.thewellnesscommunity.org/cincinnati. Symmes Township. F R I D A Y, M A R C H 1 2

ART EXHIBITS

Lenten Fish Fry, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive, All-you-can-eat fried cod, shrimp, grilled chicken breast, cheese pizza, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, bread desserts and drinks. Carryout available. $9, $5 carryout only, $4 ages 5-10, free ages 3 and under. 8918527. Blue Ash. Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. All Saints Church, 8939 Montgomery Road. Marge Schott Parish Center. Includes fried cod, grilled salmon, tilapia, shrimp, pizza, fries, sweet potato fries, macaroni and cheese, baked potatoes, salad, coleslaw and applesauce. Carryout available. Cash only. $1-$8.50. Presented by All Saints Parish. 792-4600; http://www.allsaints.cc. Sycamore Township. St. Columban Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. St. Columban Church, 894 Oakland Road. Salmon, fried cod, shrimp, cheese pizza, sandwiches, gourmet or tossed salad, baked potato, fries, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, applesauce, beer, soft drinks and bottled water. Drive-through and walk-in carryout available. $1-$9. 683-0105; www.stcolumban.org. Loveland. Business Bites, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Apsara Restaurant, $16.95 plus tax and gratuity. 554-1040. Blue Ash.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Nick Griffin, 8 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $14. Go Bananas, 984-9288; http://www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

ON STAGE - THEATER

Anything Goes, 7:30 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 Second St. Cole Porter musical comedy. $16, $14 seniors and students. Presented by Loveland Stage Company. Through March 27. 697-6769; www.lovelandstagecompany.org. Loveland.

SEMINARS

Refresh Your Soul Conference, 6:30 p.m. Registration and breakfast 8-8:30 a.m. Rev. Maggie Sebastian presents “Winter Grace.” Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road. Theme: “Medicine, Religion and Health: Where Science and Spirituality Meet.” For those involved in health ministry and all caregivers. Speakers, breakout sessions and raffle. $85 with nurse contact hours, $50; free Friday night only. Registration required. Through March 13. 800-835-5768, ext. 4545; parishhealthministry.com. Blue Ash.

SENIOR CITIZENS

Elder Law presentation, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. “How to Pay for Long Term Care: What happens to your assets if you or your spouse needs to go into a nursing facility, will the government pick up the tab, and if so, under what conditions?” with Cincinnati Elder Law attorney Janet E. Pecquet. Free. Registration required. 247-2100. Symmes Township. S A T U R D A Y, M A R C H 1 3

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Half Pint Library Book Drive, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Half Price Books, 891-7170. Kenwood.

Queen City Art Club Exhibit, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Twin Lakes at Montgomery, Free. 321-3219; www.queencityartclub.org. Montgomery.

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Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 792-4000; www.cincinnatiredcross.org. Blue Ash.

EDUCATION

Introduction to Horse Driving Clinic, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Continues Friday, Saturday and Sundays through April 25. Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road. Learn the basics of harnessing, hitching and driving. Ages 12 and up. $150. Registration required. 561-7400; e-mail turnerfarm@zoomtown.com; www.turnerfarm.org. Indian Hill.

FOOD & DRINK

Wine Bar Tasting, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road. Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; www.theewinestore.com. Montgomery.

Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; www.turnerfarm.org. Indian Hill. Laurel and Hardy Film Evening, 6:45 p.m. Films include “The Second Hundred Years,” “The HooseGow,” and “Goingng Bye-Bye,” plus a cartoon, an Our Gang short and a raffle. Seasons Retirement Community, 7300 Dearwester Drive, “The Second Hundred Years,” “The Hoose-Gow” and “Going Bye-Bye.” Includes raffle. $5, free ages 12 and under. Registration required. Presented by The Sons of the Desert. 5590112; www.thechimptent.com. Kenwood.

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FOOD & DRINK

Wine Bar Tasting, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. The Wine Store, Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; www.theewinestore.com. Montgomery.

HOME & GARDEN

Spring Garden Classes, 10 a.m. Newest & Best Products for Maintaining Your Lawn & Landscape with Denny McKeown and Dave Taylor from the Fertilome Company. Bloomin Garden Centre, 8793 Kenwood Road. Free refreshments. Free. Registration required. 984-8733; www.bloomingarden.com. Blue Ash.

KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC

Karaoke, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Deer Park Inn, 7228 Blue Ash Road. 791-3178; www.deerparkinn.net. Deer Park .

MUSIC - ACOUSTIC

Live Music Saturday, 7:30 p.m. deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road. Variety of groups perform. 247-9933; www.deshas.com. Montgomery.

MUSIC - ROCK

Firelight Duo, 8 p.m. InCahoots, 4110 Hunt Road. 50s to current rock. Free. 793-2600. Blue Ash.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Nick Griffin, 8 p.m. Ages 21 and up. $14. Go Bananas, 984-9288; http://www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

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In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is hosting Irish dancing at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 11, at the Blue Ash Branch Library, 4911 Cooper Road, Blue Ash. The event features Irish music and dance with the McGing Irish Dancers (pictured). It is free and family-friendly. Call 369-6051 for details or visit www.cincinnatilibrary.org. S U N D A Y, M A R C H 1 4

AUDITIONS

Annie, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road. All ages. Performance dates are June 10-13 and 16-19 at Blue Ash Amphitheater. Free. Appointments required. Presented by East Side Players. 871-7427. Blue Ash.

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Anything Goes, 7:30 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $16, $14 seniors and students. 697-6769; www.lovelandstagecompany.org. Loveland. The Rainmaker, 8 p.m. Mayerson JCC, $15, $12 ages 11 and under. 793-6237. Amberley Village.

PUBLIC HOURS

Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Weather permitting-call ahead. Loveland Castle, 12025 Shore Road. Small-scale, authentic castle. Picnic area. Group tours and special events available. $3. Through March 28. 683-4686; www.lovelandcastle.com. Symmes Township.

RECREATION

Hang at the J, 6:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Indoor waterpark, games, dinner, movie and snack. Wear gym shoes and socks and bring swimsuit and towel. $27, $20 siblings. Registration required. 761-7500. Amberley Village. Kids Klimb, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road. Includes games, climbing, pizza and drinks. Ages 8-13. $15. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-8550. Blue Ash.

SEMINARS

Refresh Your Soul Conference, 8:30 a.m.2:30 p.m. Harold G. Koenig M.D. presents “Medicine, Religion and Health: Where Science and Spirituality Meet.” Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, $85 with nurse contact hours, $50; free Friday night only. Registration required. 800-835-5768, ext. 4545; parishhealthministry.com. Blue Ash. What Women Need to Know About Divorce, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Merrill Lynch, 5151 Pfeiffer Road. Suite 100, Conference room. Learn how to protect yourself and your children, take control of your financial life and strategies to deal with your spouse and/or children’s emotions. Free. Reservations appreciated, not required. 792-1186. Blue Ash.

Half Pint Library Book Drive, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Half Price Books, 8917170. Kenwood.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Nick Griffin, 8 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $10, $5 bar and restaurant employee appreciation night. Go Bananas, 984-9288; http://www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

ON STAGE - THEATER

Anything Goes, 3 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $16, $14 seniors and students. 697-6769; www.lovelandstagecompany.org. Loveland. The Rainmaker, 3 p.m. Mayerson JCC, $15, $12 ages 11 and under. 793-6237. Amberley Village.

RECREATION

Family Bingo, 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Includes cards, markers and prizes. Family friendly. $5. 7617500; www.jointhej.org. Amberley Village. M O N D A Y, M A R C H 1 5

ART & CRAFT CLASSES Scrapbooking: Faithbooking, 5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road. Work on your own projects and explore “Faithbooking”, a way to convey your faith through your photo albums. Group meets third Monday of each month until July 19. Childcare is provided. Registration required. 891-1700; www.goodshepherd.com. Kenwood.

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HEALTH / WELLNESS

Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Curves-Loveland, 531 LovelandMadeira Road. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. 6863300. Loveland.

HOLIDAY - ST. PATRICK’S DAY Irish Step-Dancing, 7 p.m. Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road. Irish music and dance with the McGing Irish Dancers. Family friendly. 3694476. Loveland.

MOM’S CLUBS

Northeast Cincinnati Mothers of Twins Club, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Swaim Park, Zig Zag and Cooper roads, Monthly meeting for mothers of multiple birth children. Meets at Swaim Lodge. Free. www.nemotmc.com. Montgomery.

SENIOR CITIZENS

Hamilton County Sheriff Series, 1:30 p.m.2:30 p.m. Identity Theft and Scams. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Free. Registration required. 247-2100. Symmes Township.

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ART EXHIBITS Queen City Art Club Exhibit, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Twin Lakes at Montgomery, Free. 321-3219; www.queencityartclub.org. Montgomery. HOLIDAY - ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Shamrocks, Leprechauns, Four-Leaf Clovers, Oh My!, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with stories and crafts. Family friendly. Free. 369-4450. Deer Park.

KARAOKE

Paxton’s Idol, 9 p.m. Paxton’s Grill, 126 W. Loveland Ave. Karaoke competitions with prizes. 583-1717; www.paxtonsgrill.com. Loveland.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

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

RELIGIOUS SERVICES

Worship Service, 7 p.m. Montgomery Assembly of God, 793-6169. Montgomery. Heaven, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Trinity Community Church, 3850 E. Galbraith Road. Lenten series based on the book “Heaven” by Randy Alcorn. 791-7631. Deer Park.

ART EXHIBITS

Queen City Art Club Exhibit, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Twin Lakes at Montgomery, Free. 321-3219; www.queencityartclub.org. Montgomery.

CIVIC

Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 792-4000; www.cincinnatiredcross.org. Blue Ash.

FARMERS MARKET

Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227; www.green-acres.org. Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; www.turnerfarm.org. Indian Hill.

FOOD & DRINK

Business Bites, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Apsara Restaurant, $16.95 plus tax and gratuity. 554-1040. Blue Ash.

HOLIDAY - ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Irish Step-Dancing, 7 p.m. Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road. Irish music and dance with the McGing Irish Dancers. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4450. Deer Park. FILE PHOTO

The Cincinnati Wine Festival returns for its 20th year March 12-13, in the Grand Ballroom at the Duke Energy Center, 525 Elm St., downtown CIncinnati. The Grand Tastings will be 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, March 12, and Saturday, March 13, 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Tickets range in price from $60 to $110 depending on time, date and if the Special Tasting is included. For details or to buy tickets, call 513-723-9463 or visit www.winefestival.com.

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK

No Saints, No Saviors, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Music by Sonny Moorman Group. Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 Loveland-Madeira Road. 7912753. Montgomery.

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Come out for the 139th edition of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The Zing Zang Zoom show features Zingmaster Alex and his assistant Levitytia leading the audience through a kaleidoscope of color, imagery and fun Thursday March 11, through Sunday, March 14, at the U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway, downtown Cincinnati. Shows start at 7 p.m. with 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets range from $14.50 to $85. For details or tickets, call 513-562-4949 or visit www.usbankarena.com.


Life

March 10, 2010

Loveland Herald

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Our enemy fear attended the Olympics

The Olympics are majestic but they are no match for fear. We enjoy watching the games for various reasons: our patriotism, competitive spirit, love of sports, or even for the vicarious thrill of imagining ourselves in some of the athletes. Yet, if we are competing, how well would we handle our fears? The Olympics, like life itself, confronts humans with various fears. In our lives, “Each morning two grinning gremlins sit at the foot of our bed. One is called Lethargy and one is called Fear. Either will gladly eat us alive … for they daily renew their interest in possessing our soul,” writes analyst Dr. James Hollis. The success of our lives will be found in our struggle to achieve as much meaning and depth as possible by going beyond the bounds these two enemies try to set upon us. Do Olympics participants battle these same gremlins as we do in our lives, jobs and responsibilities? Definitely! For example, in the Feb.

26 edition of USA To d a y , s p o r t s columnist M i k e Lopresti wrote of the unnoFather Lou t i c e d Guntzelman departure the Perspectives of Netherlands bobsled team. “Its team has pulled out of the four-man bobsled competition before even starting – not because of injury or controversy or lousy times. The pilot is Edwin van Calker, and he has lost his nerve to compete,” Lopresti states. “They’ve seen the crashes at the Whistler Sliding Centre. They are haunted by the death of the Georgian luger. Edwin had an awful time of it last week in the two-man competition,” notes the columnist. Edwin’s brother and teammate, Arnold, agreed with him. He is 33 years old and has a wife and daughter who saw the luger’s death back in Holland on television. Some will condemn their

withdrawal from the Olympics, others will try to understand. But we must remember that the gremlin of fear sits at the foot of every one of our beds, and in every one of our endeavors. “Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world,” says Emerson. Was the bobsledder’s decision to withdraw his succumbing to cowardice or the summoning up of courage (not caring what others will say and think of him)? Or, back in the beginning of his bobsledding career choice years ago, was he fearful of changing his choice or of future failure? We do not know. What we do know is that life is not our enemy, fear is. Throughout life we must ask ourselves in every dilemma we face between the difficult and the easy; in every relationship in which we’re called to make risks and sacrificial choices; in every commitment we’re called upon to make; every responsibility to a spouse or child, “Is it basically fear or lethargy that’s holding me

have. I have known fear of failure, fear of humiliation, fear of injury, and sometimes fear of death, either for myself or a loved one. “Most of all, I have wrestled against the fear of not mattering, of being cast out because I did not fit in, of being overlooked because I was not significant, and of being shamed because I was not worthy. I have at times been paralyzed by this feeling. I have let it hold me back. And what I now want

back? Does my choice diminish me or enlarge me?” Only the boldest among us can acknowledge the role that fear plays in our lives and then to do something about it. In the beginning of his book, “Face Your Fear: Living with Courage in an Age of Caution,” Rabbi Shmuley Boteach writes for all of us when he reveals, “I have struggled my whole life against fear, as many of you

is liberation from that fear.” Courage is not the absence of fear. It is the perception that some things are more important to us than what we fear. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@communitypress.co m or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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Life

March 10, 2010

Have a taste o’ the green this St. Paddy’s Day The wild yellow aconite which dear friend Ike Leaf gave me starts of so long ago is now starting to cover our little patch of woods with bright yellow and green. The snowdrops are up, too. I’m always amazed at the courage of Mother Nature to push these delicate looking flowers through the frozen ground and snow. Spring is not far behind! And don’t forget to start saving those papery onion

skins for coloring E a s t e r Eggs. I’ll share that r e c i p e soon. Meanwhile, St. Rita P a t r i c k ’s Heikenfeld Day is just around Rita’s kitchen the corner, so here are some favorites to celebrate.

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⁄2 cup raisins ⁄2 cup coconut 1 ⁄2 cup chopped pecans (optional) Combine margarine, granulated and brown sugars, and flour. Mix well and save 1⁄2 cup for topping. Add

Residents of Sayler Park before 1980 – are invited to the Sayler Park Reunion from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (or until the street lights come on), Saturday, May 29, at Lee’s Shelter in Fernbank Park (old River Park). Rain date is June 5. Attendees should bring their own food for their families along with chairs, ice, coolers, games, cornhole boards, horseshoes, etc. Attendees are

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Like Milan Railroad Inn’s tuna salad: For Cathy, who said the owner told her it was a secret recipe. Cathy also asked if there’s a difference in tuna with albacore or chunky white? I’ve used both, and like the chunky white a bit better. Like Karlos & Johnny’s country penne: Tom Ohmer has asked again to find a similar recipe. “I found the ingredients: roasted chicken, mild Italian sausage, broccoli, tomatoes toasted in a cannelloni bean broth with penne.” Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. Email columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

also asked to bring any old photos they have. Call Kim Jacobs Harmeyer at 347-6105, or Al Richardson at 378-2454 with questions. Glen Este High School Class of 1970 – is having its 40th reunion from 7-11 p.m., Friday, June 11, at Receptions Eastgate, 4450 Eastgate Blvd. Cost is $50 and includes dinner buffet and DJ. Contact Bruce Griffis at 943-9330, or bgriffis@cinci.rr.com.

Princeton High School Class of 1970 – will have its 40th reunion on June 25 and 26. A buffet is planned for 7-11 p.m. Friday, June 25, at Raffel’s Banquet Hall in Evendale. The class will also meet from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Sharon Woods, on Saturday, June 26, at Cardinal Crest camp site for a cookout. All classmates should contact Jim Young at jyoung4256@yahoo.com or Janice (Renner) Wilkins at janicewilkins51@netzero.com.

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REUNIONS Sycamore High School Class of 1969 – is having a “belated 40th” reunion the weekend of May 21. From 5-9 p.m., on Friday, May 21 there will be an all-class reunion at the Peterloon estate in Indian Hill. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, the group will be touring its old high school (now the junior high), followed by an all-day cookout/picnic in the Sycamore Shelter of the Blue Ash Nature Park on Cooper Road (next to the police station). Contact Carol WuenkerHesterberg at 793-2165 or E-mail her at: chesterberg@cinci.rr.com to RSVP or for more information. Additional weekend events are pending.

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Loveland Herald

March 10, 2010

Flower show, Cincy Kindervelt partner for children ple of synergy, where the whole is more than the sum of the parts.” Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is committed to improving care for children with asthma. The Division of Asthma Research is developing new standards for clinical care through cutting-edge research. CCHMC is a notfor-profit hospital and research center pioneering treatments, providing outstanding family-centered patient care and training health-care professionals for the future. Kindervelt is the largest auxiliary of CCHMC and is recognized as one of Greater

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Amidst the area’s snowiest February ever, Cincinnati Flower Show Ladies’ Day committee members take a break from planning afternoon teas and lectures to partake instead in an impromptu snowball fight. From left, Lucy Fellows of Hyde Park, Char Downing of Mariemont, Kris Faulk of Mariemont, committee chairwoman; Beth Smith of Terrace Park, Jeanne Elliott of Hyde Park, and Wendy Tomczyk of Mariemont. Susan Amis of Loveland, committee co-chair, was not present. The Cincinnati Flower Show, April 17-25, will return to Symmes Township Park for a second straight year; Ladies’ Day is Wednesday, April 21. For more information, visit www.cincyflowershow.com or the Cincy Flower Show Facebook page. Cincinnati’s outstanding volunteer organizations. Composed of neighborhood groups joined together by a central, city-wide board of trustees, Kindervelt-sponsored gifts have supported both medical research at and the acquisition of stateof-the-art equipment for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Kindervelt is in the middle of a four-year commitment to raise funds for the Division of Asthma Research. The non-profit Cincinnati Horticultural Society is the producer of the Cincinnati Flower Show, celebrating its 21th anniversary this year, April 17-25, at Symmes Township Park. The theme

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NOTICE OF SYMMES TOWNSHIP ZONING COMMISSION Notice is hereby given that the Zoning Commission of Symmes Township, Hamilton County, Ohio, will hear Symmes #96-04, Decor Lighting, at its meeting scheduled for March 17, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. The Zoning Commission will review a proposed modification to the Final Development Plan to permit the construction of a telecommunication tower on the southwest portion of the property behind the existing building containing the office and showroom of the lighting business located at 11085 Montgomery Road. This meeting will be held at the Township Administration Building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. Information is on file and open for public inspection. Carol A. Sims Zoning Secretary 1055681/1543025

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF SYMMES TOWNSHIP Notice is hereby given that the Board of Trustees of Symmes Township, Hamilton County, Ohio, will hold a Special Meeting on March 16, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. for the purpose of discussing the Board’s future goals. This meeting will be held at the Township Admin. Bldg., 9323 Union Cemetery Road. John C. Borchers Fiscal Officer, Symmes Township 1062317/154

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Community

March 10, 2010

Science fiction convention is March 19

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convention. There will be presentations on science fiction and fantasy, writing, costuming, space, art, filking (folk music with a science fiction or fantasy theme) and other topics. S.L. Farrell, who has written 21 published novels, shall be the guest of honor, and the music featured artist. However, he writes music under the name, Stephen Leigh. Jeff James will be the featured artist. Star Trek fans might appreciate the Klingon Jail and Bail; convention goers can pay a Klingon to “arrest” their friends and place them in “jail” with all proceeds going to charity.

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Astronaut Grant Johnson shows his costume at last year’s Millennicon.

Millennicon is the major fundraiser for the Miami Valley Fandom for Literacy, which has donated 3,579 books to non-profit organizations in the area, including the Dayton and Cincin-

nati VA Centers. “Millennicon is purposely designed to be small, intimate convention for science fiction and fantasy fans,” said Chris M. Barkley, Millennicon 24 committee member. “While the focus of the convention has a literary bent, we openly welcome all fans who have an interest in graphic novels, the latest scientific advances, anime shows and films, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Babylon 5, Star Wars and anything else. It’s a big party for fans of all ages.” Millennicon 24 is March 19 through March 21 at the Holiday Inn Interstate 275, 3855 Hauck Road at Ohio 42 and Interstate 275. Visit www.millennicon.org.

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Space the Final Frontier. Millennicon 24 voyages into a science fiction fan convention from March 19 to March 21 at the Holiday Inn Interstate 275 in Cincinnati. Its three-day mission is to present an environment where science fiction fans can seek each other out, and for those new to the annual convention, boldly go where they have never gone before. The convention will feature an art show and art auction, a dealer’s room which will sell unique items, a masquerade which will award prizes, a benefit auction, as well as board and role playing games. Some guests wear their costumes during the duration of the

As a way of encouraging and supporting local young talent, the Loveland Stage Company has awarded creative arts scholarships since 1992. Last year, the company suffered the loss of its theater when a devastating fire destroyed it. This year, due to the very generous support of the community, the Loveland Stage Company was able to rebuild and is back up and running very successfully.

In an effort to show their gratitude and to give back to the community, LSC is offering two scholarships this year in the amount of $1,000 each. The Loveland Stage Company Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded to two high school graduates who: • live in the Loveland City School District, or attend Loveland High School, or • are 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 their education in pursuit of a career in the Creative Arts. They must also have demonstrated the ability to succeed academically in college, by being in the top third of their graduating class. The recipients will be selected from among candi-

dates 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/Abo ut/scholarship_application.a sp. Applications should be submitted to: LSC Scholarship, 9250 Gourmet Lane, Loveland, OH 45140, and received no later than April 10.

What a nursing home should be. The Deupree Cottages are brand new. Imagine a nursing home that doesn’t look or feel like one. Where there are no nurses’ stations or medicine carts, but rather a family room, open kitchen, den, and spa. Nestled just off Erie Avenue on the Deupree House retirement community campus, Deupree Cottages provides a level of Person-Centered Care that will forever change your image of what a nursing home should be. Please call Emerson Stambaugh while there are still rooms available. 513.561.6363 estambaugh@erhinc.com deupreecottages.com

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HaZaK to focus on Jews in Ireland

The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati is looking for teens with core character values of honesty, responsibility, respect and who care. Nominees must be between 12-18 years of age; be enrolled in an elementary, junior or senior high school; reside within the Greater Cincinnati Tristate area, and must be available to attend the orientation April 20 and the awards event Mary 24. Nominations will not be accepted for groups. Nominations accepted through March 15. The nomination form is available online at: http://bit.ly/CharacterAwards or by calling the YMCA at 362-YMCA (3629622). The form can be filled out online, or can be faxed to 961-3201. It can also be mailed to: YMCA Character Awards; 1105 Elm St.; Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.

(maturity) and “Kadima” (forward). The HaZaK programs are for adults 55 and older, and are open to the entire community. In addition to members of Northern Hills, many attendees have come from the Jewish Community Center, Cedar Village, Brookwood Retirement Community, and throughout Greater Cincinnati. There is no charge for the program and lunch, but donations are appreciated. For reservations or more information, call the Northern Hills Synagogue office at 931-6038.

RELIGION Epiphany United Methodist Church

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. Easter Sunday services at Epiphany United Methodist church will be Sunday, April 4. There will be three services Easter morning: 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. will be traditional services with the contemporary service at 9 a.m. Professional childcare will be available at all services. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 6779866.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

The church is hosting Scrapbooking from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. nearly every third Monday. Free childcare is provided. You must register by 5 p.m. Friday before the Monday event. For more information, call the church at 891-1700. The dates are: March 15, April 19, May 17, June 7, July 19 and Aug. 16. The church is at 7701 Kenwood Road, Kenwood; 891-1700.

Loveland Presbyterian Church

All youth groups now meet at 6 p.m. every Sunday night beginning with supper, a short worship service and group sessions. The church is at 360 Robin Ave., Loveland; 683-2525; www.LPCUSA.org.

Loveland United Methodist

Wednesday afternoons during Lent,

About religion

The Dittos bible study members are offering a community outreach: A Prayer Drive Thru. Persons “Pulling in For Prayer” will be greeted by a prayer team (two persons) who will pray for them. Guests will also receive a prayer bookmark and a copy of the New Testament. A hospitality station will be set up as well, offering free beverages and snacks and information on Loveland UMC. For more information, call 683-1738 or visit www.lovelandumc.org. Join the United Methodist Women from 9:45 a.m. to 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.

9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; child care provided. There is a Christian counselor as the parent coach, as well as a mentor mom. Call 5830371. The church is at 6300 Price Road, Loveland; 677-7600.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

St. Columban Church

Soup supper and evening prayerEvery Wednesday during Lent, 6:15 p.m. supper and 7:15 p.m. Service of Evening Prayer. The church is at 101 South Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-4244.

River Hills Christian Church

Thriving Moms is a group for moms of infants through high school students; meets weekly to receive encouragement and instruction, make friends and have fun; held

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 loveland@communitypress.co m, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Loveland Herald, Attention: Teasha O’Connell, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140.

The church is hosting the annual Fish Fry from 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays during Lent: March 12, 19 and 26. Choose grilled salmon, fish or shrimp dinners with two sides. Also available: fish sandwiches, cheese pizza whole or by the slice, and gourmet salad. Drive-through or dine-in. Visit www.stcolumban.org. The church is at 894 Oakland Road, Loveland; 683-0105.

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD MONTGOMERY ASSEMBLY OF GOD 7950 Pfeiffer Rd. 793-6169

9:30 am Sunday School 10:45 am Sunday Morning Worship 6:30 pm Sunday Eve Service 7:00 pm Wednesday Family Night

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DESTIN. 2 great condos , 2 br, 2 ba golf, pools, dazzling Gulf view . Check our website for availability & rates. Local owner, 513-561-4683 Visit arieldunes.us or twcondo.us

BED AND BREAKFAST THE DOOLIN HOUSE INN. Premier Inn. Gourmet breakfast. Minutes from Lake Cumberland. Join us for a romantic weekend/women’s retreat. 606-678-9494 doolinhouse.com

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CLEARWATER - Indian Rocks Beach 2br, 2ba Gulf Front condo. Heated pool, balcony. Many up grades. 513-771-1373, 260-3208 www.go-qca.com/condo

MANHATTAN--NYC HOTEL $109/2 persons. Singles $104. Suites $119-$139. Lincoln Ctr area, Hudson River views, 18 flrs, kitchenette, 5 mins to midtown, safe, quiet, luxury area. RIVERSIDE TOWER, Riverside & 80th St. Call 1-800-724-3136 or visit: www.riversidetowerhotel.com

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC Fantastic Specials Available!!

NORTH CAROLINA EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 1-252-354-5555 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty www.SpinnakersReach.com

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DESTIN. Local owner, 1 or 2 luxury condos. 2 BR, 2 BA overlooking gulf, sugar white beaches. Heated pool, hot tubs & more. 937-767-8449,or visit www.majesticsunindestin.com

DESTIN. Luxury 2 BR, 2 BA oceanfront condos. Heated pool, spas, kids pool & tennis. Sleeps 6. Local owner. www.us-foam.com/destin. D 513-528-9800, E 513-752-1735

EAST COAST, NEW SMYRNA BEACH Luxurious oceanfront condos & vacation homes. Closest & best beach to Disney. Ocean Properties Vacation Rentals 800-728-0513 www.oceanprops.com

CLEARWATER TO ST. PETE BEACHES Gulf front & bay side condos. All prices & sizes! Florida Lifestyle VAC. 1-800-487-8953. Jan. 2011, Monthly Discounts • www.ourcondo.com

DESTIN, FLORIDA 50 Steps to the beach! Beautiful lowrise condos w/pools. 850-830-8133, email destinbeaches4u@yahoo.com or visit www.asummerbreeze.com

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FRIPP ISLAND û A great family vacation destination! 3 BR, 2 BA oceanfront condo on private resort island next to championship golf course. Sleeps 8. 513-451-7011

100’s of Oceanfront/view Homes & Condos

Call for free brochure 866-780-8334 www.northmyrtlebeachtravel.com

SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949. www.seabrookexclusives.com

TENNESSEE 1-7 Affordable, Deluxe Chalets & Cabin Rentals. Pigeon Forge in the Smokies. Vacation/Dollywood Specials. Free brochure. Call 1-800-833-9987. www.firesidechalets.com

A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699. smokymtncrossrdrentals.com

HILTON HEAD û Luxury condo at Westin Resort w/FREE Golf, during "Heritage" Weeks, April 10-24. 2BR, 4some or family. Many guest extras! 1-843-705-9805. Owner has pics. N. MYRTLE BEACH Coastal Condos, Inc. 1-4 bdrm oceanfront & ocean view units. Call 1-800-951-4880 or visit www.coastalcondos.com

GATLINBURG. Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661 www.alpinechaletrentals.com

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Sharonville United Methodist

8:15 & 11am Traditional Service & Kingdom Kids 9:30am Contemporary Worship & Sunday School 7:00pm Wednesday, Small Groups for all ages Infant care available for all services

3751 Creek Rd.

513-563-0117

www.sharonville-umc.org

ST. PATRICK’S-LEBANON 232 E. Main St (corner of East & Main) Rev. Jacqueline E. Matisse, Pastor

932-7691 Holy Eucharist 10:30am Sunday School 10:30am Nursery Care Provided 5 min. from K-71 via Rt. 48

EVANGELICAL FREE 5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770 www.faithchurch.net

Services 8:00 am, 9:15 am & 11:00am Steve Lovellette, Senior Pastor Nursery proivided at all services

ASCENSION LUTHERAN CHURCH

7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery (East of I-71 on Pfeiffer Rd) Worship Schedule 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Worship and Holy Communion 9:45 a.m. Sunday School and Adult Forum Pastor: Josh Miller Baby sitter provided Visit our website at: http://ascensionlutheranchurch.com

NON-DENOMINATIONAL FAITH BIBLE CHURCH 8130 East Kemper Rd. (1 mile west of Montgomery Rd) Services & Sunday School: 9:00am & 10:45am Nursery Available www.fbccincy.or 513-489-1114

NorthStar Vineyard Community Church

Sunday 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Loveland High School, off of Rich Rd. 683-1556 www.northstarvineyard.org

Good Shepherd (E LCA) www.goodshepherd.com

7701 Kenwood Rd.

513.891.1700

(across from Kenwood Towne Centre) Saturday night at 5:00 and Sunday morning at 8:00, 9:00, 9:30 & 11:00am Pastors: Larry Donner, Pat Badkey, Jesse Abbott

PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA)

101 South Lebanon Rd. Loveland, OH 45140 683-4244 Lead Pastor Jonathan Eilert Pastor Grant Eckhart Saturday Service 5:00pm Sunday Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00am Sunday School 9:30am http://www.princeofpeaceelca.org

UNITED METHODIST CHALET VILLAGE www.chaletvillage.com Cozy cabins to luxurious chalets Fully furnished, hot tubs, pool tables. Check SPECIALS, availability and book online 24/7, or call 1-800-722-9617

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

Sundays 7:30, 9:00 & 10:45am Nursery Sun 9:00am-noon Church School Classes for All Ages, 9:45am www.saintanne-wc.org

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Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

Dr. Cathy Johns, Senior Pastor Rev. Doug Johns, Senior Pastor

PRESBYTERIAN (USA) LOVELAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services Worship Service........................10:00am Church School............................11:15am CONNECT Youth Service.............6-8pm Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities 360 Robin Ave. (off Oak St.), Loveland OH

683-2525

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PRESBYTERIAN BLUE ASH PRESBYTERIAN

4309 Cooper Rd. At Reed Hartman Hwy 791-1153 • www.bapcweb.net Rev. Michael Brewer, Pastor • 9:00 AM Sunday School for all ages • 10:30 AM Worship Nursery Care Provided Fellowship Hour following Worship Service

MADEIRA SILVERWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH www.madeirachurch.org 8000 Miami Ave. 791-4470 Contemporary Worship 9:00 am

Church School for Everyone 10:10 am

GATLINBURG. Choose a 2 or 3 BR chalet, conveniently located, richly appointed and meticulously main tained. Pet friendly. 877-215-3335 or visit www.marysescape.com SIESTA KEY. Gulf front complex. Directly on Crescent Beach! View of Gulf from the balcony. Bright & airy decor, nicely appointed. Weekly from April 3rd. Local owner, 513-232-4854

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH. Oceanfront condos. 1, 2 & 3 bedroom units with pools, spas & tennis. Hi-speed Internet, kiddie waterslide. 800-345-5617 www.oceancreek.net

www.AUNTIEBELHAMS.com Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge. Vacation in a beautiful log cabin or chalet with hot tub, Jacuzzi, views & pool tables. Call about specials! 800-436-6618

Traditional Worship 11:15 am Child Care available at all times

Montgomery Presbyterian Church 9994 Zig Zag Road Mongtomery, Ohio 45242

Worship Service 10:30am Nursery Care Available website: www.MPChurch.net

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hood. He attended a Christian school, and then went to medical school at Trinity College of Dublin University, with its lively Jewish Student’s Union. More recently, Smith has won many national and international awards for his contributions to medical teaching and research. Smith is a professor emeritus at the University of Cincinnati and director of its type 2 diabetes pharmacogenomics research project. “HaZaK” is an acronym, with the letters standing for the Hebrew words “Hakhma” (wisdom), “Ziknah”

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Jews in Ireland have a proud history. Their experiences will be the subject of Northern Hills Synagogue – Congregation B’nai Avraham’s monthly HaZaK program for seniors Wednesday, March 17. The program will take place at noon at the Synagogue, at 5714 Fields Ertel Road, between Interstate 71 and Snider Road. Lunch will be served. The featured speaker will be Dr. Robert Smith. He will share his colorful memories of growing up in Dublin as a schoolboy in a Jewish neighbor-


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DEATHS

Griffin Simpson Anderson Jr.

Beverly Ann Bowers

Griffin Simpson Anderson Jr., 84, of Loveland died Feb. 24. Survived by wife, Carolyn (nee Blount) Anderson; son, Mike (Linda) Anderson; daughter, Terri Anderson; sister, Jeanne Raffa; and grandchild, David (Kristin) Anderson. Preceded in death by father, Griffin Simpson Anderson Sr.; mother, Ella Myra (nee Lee) Anderson; and sister, Mary Randazzo. Services were March 6 at Church of the Saviour United Methodist Church. Memorials to: Alois Alzheimer’s Foundation, 70 Damon Road, Cincinnati, OH 45218; or Hospice of SW Ohio, 7625 Camargo Road, Cincinnati, OH 45243.

Beverly Ann Bowers, 42, of Loveland died March 1. Survived by husband, Brian Bowers; son, Christopher; daughters, Amanda and Melissa; mother, Barbara (nee Newcumb) (Harry) Lofland; brothers, Scott, Aaron and Bowers Harry; and sisters, Jamie and Ruthie. Preceeded in death by father, James Lee Clevenger. Services were March 6 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland.

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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. Grimmet of Wayne Township, Ohio, and Larry Bruce (Liza) Grimmet of Madison, Ind.; and great-grandchildren, Alexa, Isaiah, Faith Ann, Zeke, Carter Alec, Sawyer Abraham and Joy. Preceded in death by parents, Alex and Edna Mae (nee Boyd) Grimmet; sister, Faye Justice; and brother, Eugene Grimmet. Services were March 4 at Lerado Church of Christ, Williamsburg.

Lawrence Edwin Hamilton Sr.

Joshua Mounts, 19, 10882 Willfleet Drive, capias, Feb. 23. Shawn P. Walls, 25, 9988 Washington Ave., capias, Feb. 23. Aimee M. Hotel, 22, 667 Park Ave. B3, obstructing official business, capais, arrest-outside agency warrant, Feb. 24. Paul A. Hicks, 38, 855 Mohican Drive, aggravated menacing, disorderly conduct-intoxicated annoy or alarm, Feb. 26. Chad B. Stacy, 27, 890 W. Loveland Ave., drug paraphernalia-use/possess, drug abuse-use/possess, Feb. 28. Billy Joe Johnson III, 24, 920 Sunrise Drive, arrest-outside agency warrant, March 1.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing, disorderly conduct-intoxicated annoy or alarm At 663 Park Ave., Feb. 27.

Arrest-outside agency warrant

Lawrence Edwin Hamilton Sr., 90, of Loveland died Feb. 27. Survived by wife, Mary Frances (nee Greene) Hamilton; children, Helen Frances Gordon, Roberta Mae (Wayne Sr.) Dixie, Lawrence E. (Linda Sue) Hamilton Jr., Marcia Louise Hamilton Britt, Bonita Rae Adekeye Hamilton and LaVerne Mayfield; 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Reverend Donald Hamilton, Reverend Ralph Hamilton, Reverend Allison Hamilton and Anna Hamilton Osborne. Preceded in death by father, Alvin Hamilton; mother, Esther V. (nee Hannon) Hamilton; brother, Earl Hamilton Sr.; sister, Ethel Hamilton Norman Combs; and sons-in-law, Raymond Gordon and Roy Britt. Services were March 4 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, Ohio Southwest Region, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206; or American Diabetes Association, 8899 Brookside Ave., No. 2, West Chester, OH 45069.

Heather Whitehill Ray

Heather Whitehill Ray, 41, of Symmes Township died Feb. 24. Survived by daughters, Madison Keller Sweeney and Mackanzie Ray Sweeney; parents, Neil C. Ray and Martha A. (nee Keller) Ray; brothers, Steven (Kathy) Ray; niece and nephews, KrisRay tine Reed, David Reed and Christian Ray; former husband, Tim Sweeney; and numerous family members. Services were March 1 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland. Memorials to: Madison and Mackenzie Sweeney Education Fund at any 5/3rd Bank; or to I Have Wing, P.O. Box 18502, Erlanger, KY 41018-0502.

at 126 S. Lebanon Road, March 2.

Capias

At 126 S. Lebanon Road, Feb. 23.

Capias, obstructing official business, arrest-outside agency warrant At 667 Park Ave., Feb. 23.

Drug abuse-use/possess, drug paraphernalia-use/possess At 890 W. Loveland Ave., Feb. 28.

Telecommunications harassment At 1010 Loveland-Madeira Road, Feb. 24.

MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Jeremy A. Janson, 33, 5370 Country Lane, domestic violence, Feb. 14. Hannah Wallach, 19, 6452 Brittany Drive, domestic violence, Feb. 14. Patrick S. Hooke, 33, 1114 S. Timbercreek Drive, disorderly conduct, Feb. 15. Samantha M. Utley, 18, 1016 Main St., drug abuse, paraphernalia, Feb. 15. Juvenile, 15, domestic violence, Feb. 16.

Miquel Hernandez, 27, operating vehicle under influence, Feb. 19.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

Entry made into Drive Mills Lawnmower at Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, Feb. 20.

Burglary

Coin collection and medication taken; $13,000 at 5586 Betty Lane, Feb. 21. Personal papers, etc. taken at 1082 Weber Road, Feb. 22.

Criminal damage

Lock cut off shed at 728 Louanne Lane, Feb. 14. Lock cut off shed at 739 Louanne Lane, Feb. 16. Windows broken in vehicle at 5500 Trenton Court, Feb. 20.

Criminal mischief

Eggs thrown at residence at 6130 Doe Court, Feb. 20.

Domestic violence

At Country Lane, Feb. 14. At Brittany Lane, Feb. 14. At Ohio 131, Feb. 17.

Theft

Cellphone taken at 5609 Trenton Court, Feb. 14. GPS an MP3 player taken from vehicle; $500 at 1107 Sophia, Feb. 15. Wine taken from Kroger; $3.33 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Feb. 16. Miter saw taken; $350 at 1074 Carraway, Feb. 16. Stereo, money, etc. taken from vehicles at Trenton Court, Feb. 16. Medications taken from vehicle at 2000 Stillwater Lane, Feb. 17. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $20.24 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Feb. 18. 2000 Ford van taken; $5,000 at 5446 Carolyn Lane, Feb. 20. Cigars taken from BP Station; $200 at Wards Corner, Feb. 20. Gasoline not paid for at Circle K; $2 at Ohio 28, Feb. 20. Portable Play Station taken at Applebee’s; $400 at Meijer Drive, Feb. 19. Clothing, kitchen/bath items, etc. taken at 6379 Shallowbrook Court, Feb. 19. Bed, golf clubs, etc. taken; $4,500 at 6649 Palmer Place, Feb. 19.

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6763 Loveland Miamiville Road, Jerome Sparks to Kevin & Jill Fancher, 0.46 acre, $193,500.

LOVELAND (HAMILTON CO.)

1614 Loveland Ave.: Fannie Mae to Brummett Deborah; $50,000. 2070 Stratford Court: Barrish Tamara J. to Meehan Mary E.; $94,000.

MIAMI TOWNSHIP

1304 Sandwood Drive, Jeremy James Assell to Robert Medl, 0.503 acre, $183,962. 719 Wards Corner Road, Matthew Cifuentes to Jerome Wald, 0.48 acre, $109,500. 6120 Cook Road, Pamela Thomas to Marilynn Schaefer, 5.97 acre, $450,000. 6152 Court Side Place, James & Jane Puthoff to Anne & Robert Guinan, trustees, 0.464 acre, $570,000. 1134 Fox Run Road, Barbara Farfs-

ing, et al. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Assoc., $96,666.67. 1104 Hayward Circle, White Farm Development LLC. to NVR Inc., 0.294 acre, $28,000. 1134 Hayward Circle, Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC. to Kevin & Ann Fehring, 0.878 acre, $256,765. 5634 Miss Royal Pass, Harold & Maureen Ledet to Erin & Brandon Fritts, 0.436 acre, $254,500. 5808 Mount Vernon Drive, Mary Lambert to Julie Pugh, $110,000. 1368 Red Bud Lane, Jonathan & Jeanie Withey, et al. to First Financial Bank, $73,334. 3002 Traverse Creek, Dallas & Lois Stanley to James & Jane Puthoff, $172,500. 333 Whispering Pines, Charles Bleil & Mary Zeis to Todd & Karin Eppert, $44,900. 335 Whispering Pines Drive, Charles Bleil & Mary Zeis to Lorraine Galvin& Matthew Johnson, $349,000.

SYMMES TOWNSHIP

Elmfield Drive: Plantation Pointe LLC to Fischer Single Family Homes II

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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. Dan Reid, 683-3444. DVDs taken from Kmart; $40 at Ohio 28, Feb. 20. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $26.45 at Ohio 50, Feb. 21. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $32.76 at Wards Corner, Feb. 20. Handgun taken; $680 at 1255 Deblin Drive, Feb. 21. Gutters taken; $200 at 1030 Cooks Crossing No. 5, Feb. 22.

SYMMES TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Alix Whalen, 18, 9006 Kunker Road, theft at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, Feb. 13. Juvenile female, 16, theft at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, Feb. 13. Juvenile female, 17, theft at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, Feb. 10.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damaging

Mailbox damaged at 12066 Paul Meadows Drive, Feb. 8. Mailbox damaged at 8505 Twilight Tear Lane, Feb. 17.

Criminal mischief

Air let out of vehicle tires at 11679 Windy Hill St., Feb. 13.

Identity theft

Reported at 9036 Line Road, Feb. 18.

Theft

Attempt made to pass counterfeit currency at 8969 Fields Ertel Road, Feb. 18.

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. LLC; $75,000. 9421 Bridgewood Court: 50 By 50 Reo LLC to Fibbe Margaret L.; $155,000. Snider Road: Engelhart Joseph M. & Melissa Schroeder to Takas Gregory J. Tr & Melissa A. Tr; $700,000. 11222 Snider Road: Engelhart Joseph M. & Melissa Schroeder to Takas Gregory J. Tr & Melissa A. Tr; $700,000. 9963 Bentcreek Drive: Sepello Cassandra A. & Robert D. to Cagwin David & Michelle; $285,000.

2010 Feinstein $1 million challenge to feed the hungry

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This year marks the 13th year of Alan Shawn Feinstein’s $1 Million Challenge/Feed the Hungry Project. The Loveland InterFaith Effort organization is again participating in this initiative, which will result in our receiving a share of the $1 million that the Foundation distributes each year. Founded in 1991 by Alan Shawn Feinstein, the Feinstein Foundation is dedicated to philanthropic endeavors focusing on the alleviation of hunger, the importance of community service in education and the values of caring, compassion and brotherhood. (www.feinsteinfoundation.org). From March 1 through April 30, LIFE is requesting that you make a donation to help in this challenge. They

are accepting monetary donations, as well as perishable and non-perishable items. LIFE will use the money collected to buy food from the Freestore/Foodbank and elsewhere to keep the pantry stocked. The LIFE Food Pantry relies heavily on donated non-perishable and canned food. The Food Pantry couldn’t function without the dedicated volunteer staff of more than 170 people, along with the support of our neighborhoods, schools and church food drives and donations. In 2009, the LIFE food pantry served approximately 5,191 clients, reaching 1,854 households, which was an increase of 9 percent from the previous year. Once LIFE has finished this drive, it will submit

results to the Feinstein Foundation, which will provide a monetary donation back to each organization for their share of the $1 million dollars. The size of the check is based on the percentage of our total donations. In addition to money donated, food items donated in response to the challenge will be valued at $1 per item and included in our totals. Pledges can also be included as part of the donation reporting and will be counted as part of our total for March and April. If you have any questions contact: LIFE Food Pantry, 101 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland, OH 45140, 513.583.8222, lifefoodpantry@yahoo.com, or Holly Kern at hkern@lovedtolove.org.


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Local Residents in Amazement as Collectors Provide a Stimulus Package to Cincinnati! By Jason Delong

Treasure Hunters Roadshow STAFF WRITER

Gold and Silver pour into yesterdays Roadshow due to highest prices in 40 years.

is buying. “Gold and silver markets are soaring.” says Archie Davis, a Roadshow representative. “Broken jewelry and gold or silver coins add up very quickly. I just finished working with a gentleman that had an old class ring, two bracelets, and handful of

Yesterday at the Duke Energy Convention Center, hundreds lined up to cash antiques, collectibles, gold and jewelry in at the Roadshow. The free event is in Cincinnati all week buying gold, silver antiques and collectibles. One visitor I spoke with

“If you go to the Roadshow, you can cash-in your items for top dollar. Roadshow representatives will be available to assess and purchase your items at the Duke Energy Convention Center through Sunday in Cincinnati.”

“It is unbelievable, I brought in some old coins that had been in a little cigar box for years and some old herringbone necklaces and in less than fifteen minutes I left with a check for $712.37.” yesterday said “It’s unbelievable, I brought in some old coins that had been in a little cigar box for years and some old herringbone necklaces and in less than fifteen minutes I left with a check for $712.37. That stuff has been in my jewelry box and dresser for at least 20 years.” Another gentlemen brought an old Fender guitar his father bought years ago. “Dad had less than fifty bucks in that guitar.” The Roadshow expert that assisted him, made a few phone calls and a Veterinarian in Seattle, Washington bought the guitar for $5700.00. The seller continued, “I got another $150.00 for a broken necklace and an old class ring, it’s not everyday

Above • A couple waits with anticipation while Roadshow expert examines their antiques and gold items. The Roadshow is at the Duke Energy Convention Center this week. someone brings six thousand dollars to town with your name on it.” Jeff Parsons, President of the Treasure Hunters Roadshow commented, “Lots of people have items that they know are valuable but just don’t know where to sell them. Old toys, trains, swords, guitars,

Collectors desire vintage military items, Items from both U.S. and foreign origins from the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Spanish-American War, Revolutionary War and Calvary times have great value. Items such as swords, daggers, medals, hardware bayonets, etc.

pocket watches or just about anything old is valuable to collectors. These collectors are willing to pay big money for those items they are looking for.” This week’s Roadshow is the place to get connected with those collectors. The process is free and anyone can brings items down to the event. If the

Roadshow experts find items their collectors are interested in, offers will be made to purchase those items. About 80% of the guests that attend the show end up selling one or more items at the event. Antiques and collectibles are not the only items the Roadshow

www.treasurehuntersroadshow.com The Roadshow is featured this week:

March 8th-14th

Monday 8th - Sunday 14th: 9 AM - 6 PM Every Day

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Gold Prices High, Cash In Now

“It’s a modern day gold rush,” said Jeff Parsons. Gold is now trading at 40 year highs, and you can cash in by bringing your items to the Treasure Hunters Roadshow.” All types of gold are wanted, including gold coins, Krugerrands, Maple Leafs, and other gold bars, etc. All gold jewelry, including broken jewelry is accepted. Anything gold is wanted. All silver items, including silver coins, bars and American Eagles are accepted. Sterling silver items like flatware, tea sets, etc. are welcome.

Roadshow Coin and gold expert Paul Dichraff examines a large presentation of coins, gold and collectibles.

Duke Energy Convention Center 525 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

The entire process only takes a few minutes The Treasure Hunter’s Roadshow event continues through Sunday in Cincinnati. CE-0000387567.INDD

We have been directly involved in millions of dollars worth of rare cash and coin sales over the past 15 years.

Our private collectors are seeking all types of rare coins and currency. We have the resources available to pay you top prices for all types of rare coins or entire collections. We can arrange a private discreet meeting with you at your bank or in one of our private suites. Whether you are ready to sell your life long collection or you are settling an estate we are at your service. We are professional, honest and discreet.

Cash in with the power of the International Collectors Association Treasure Hunters Roadshow represents over 5000 members worldwide who are paying TOP DOLLAR the following types of items. • COINS - Any and all coins made before 1964. This includes all silver and gold coins, dollars, half dollars, quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies. All conditions wanted! • GOLD & SILVER - PRICES AT 40 YEAR HIGH! for platinum, gold and silver during this event. Broken jewelry, dental gold, old coins, pocket watches, Kruggerands, Gold bars Canadian Maple Leafs, etc.

• WATCHES & POCKET WATCHES - Rolex, Tiffany, Hublot, Omega, Chopard, Cartier, Philippe, Ebel, Waltham, Swatch, Chopard, Elgin, Bunn Special, Railroad, Illinois, Hamilton, all others.

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• JEWELRY - Gold, Silver, Platinum, diamonds, rubies, sapphires and all types of stones, metals, etc. Rings, bracelets, necklaces, all others including broken jewelry. Early costume jewelry wanted.

• Gather items of interest from your attic, garage, basement, etc There is no limit to the amount of items you .can bring • No appointment necessary • If interested in selling, we will consult our collector ’s database to see if a buyer exists. 90% of all items have offers in our database • The offer is made on the spot on behalf of our collectors making the offer • If you decide to accept the offer, we will pay you on the spot and ship the item to the collector. The collector pays all shipping and handling charges • You get 100% of the offer with no hidden fees

silver dollars,… his check was for over $650.00. I would say that there were well over 100 people in here yesterday that sold their scrap gold.” One gentleman holding his check for over $1250.00 in the lobby of the event yesterday had this comment, “I am so happy I decided to come to the Roadshow. I saw the newspaper ad for the event and brought in an old German sword I brought back from World War II and some old coins and here is my check. What a great thing for our community. I am heading home now to see what else I have they might be interested in.” The Roadshow continues today starting at 9am. The event is free and no appointment is needed.

• TOYS, TRAINS & DOLLS - All types of toys made before 1965

including: Hot Wheels, Tonka, Buddy L, Smith Miller, Nylint, Robots, battery toys, Mickey Mouse, train sets, all gauges, accessories, individual cars, Marklin, American Flyer, Lionel, Hafner, all other trains, Barbie Dolls, GI Joe, Shirley Temple, Characters, German, all makers accepted.

• MILITARY ITEMS, SWORDS - Civil War, Revolutionary War, WWI, WWII, etc. Items of interest include swords, badges, clothes, photos, medals, knives, gear, letters, The older the swords, the better. All types wanted. • ADVERTISING ITEMS - Metal and Porcelain signs, gas companies,

beer and liquor makers, automobile, implements, etc.

From a single item to complete collections, the most sought after types of coins are: • Any coins dated prior to 1820, especially those dated 1700’s • High Grade Early Coins • Graded Coins • Proof Coins • Gold Coins with C, D,O and CC mint marks • Rare Dates • Complete Coin Type sets • Rare Paper Currency

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Silver and Gold Coin Prices Up During Poor Economy.

Collectors and Enthusiasts in Cincinnati with $2,000,000 to Purchase Yours!

Got Coin? It might be just the time to cash in. This week starting Monday and continuing through Sunday, the International Collectors Association in conjunction with Treasure Hunters Roadshow will be purchasing all types of silver and gold coins direct from the public. All are welcome and the event is free.

- Martin - Gretsch - Richenbacker - National - And others

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