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Damage and debris in Moscow. As a Red Cross volunteer, Loveland resident Chuck Gibson has seen his share of disasters – including spending time in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Read his thoughts on the March 2 tornadoes in Clermont County.

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Milford, Miami set up joint system By Matt Schlagheck

MILFORD-MIAMI TWP. — The Milford-Miami Township Connection will provide citizens within the area a more effective way to communicate with each other. The MMT Connections is an online collaborative communications program between Milford, Miami Township, the Milford Exempted Village School District and the Milford-Miami Chamber of Commerce. “It was really crazy before that we had separate entities without a


standard communication process,” said Andrea Brady, vice president oftheboardofeducation. “There is noreasonwedidn’t have a system to share information more quickly and

easily.” Superintendent Robert Farrell said Brady and several board of education members began talking about creating the program about two years ago when a serial car thief struck vehicles in Milford and Miami Township. The thief was later identified by the Milford Police Department after Brady sent an email to one of her friends identifying the crimi-

nal, she said. “These people were hooked up through a combined communicative process and it worked out for them,” said Brady. “Since then, I Brady thought there would be nothing better then a communication process to connect us all together to keep us informed.” Brady said the website would send out eight different email updates a month on topics of crime, emergency alerts, construction, athletics, academics, arts, special events and business events. Each resident will be allowed to choose which updates they receive

out of the eight subcategories. “Allthesecategoriesresorttoat least one thing residents within this area are interested in,” Farrell said. “If we can get them to sign up for at least one thing, then that means they are at least staying connected.” The newsletters will be sent through Constant Contact, a national email newsletter company, Farrell said. Constant Contact is a secure system that stores all email address and private information in a private account, according to the company’s website. “The publicly available email systemthatwechoseissafeandsecure,” Brady said. “At any time, if

Income tax hike garners support

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LOVELAND — If the Loveland residents who spoke at a town hall meeting March 13 are representative of the city’s voters, an income tax hike could be passed in November. Seven of the 10 residents who took the microphone told Loveland City Council they could support a hike in Loveland’s 1 percent income tax rate – most specifying a raise in the 0.2-percent range. The residents spoke after Loveland City Manager Tom Carroll outlined the close to $1 million worth of cuts Loveland has made and plans to make between 2010 and 2014 and the as much as $1.1 millionlessLovelandexpectstoreceive annually in state appropriations. Carroll also discussed further grim budget cuts Loveland expects to have to make in basic services such as police, fire and road rehabilitation if more money is not forthcoming.

Former councilman Paul Elliott speaks out against any increase in the income tax rate.

Loveland resident Asif Syed says he could support a hike in the city's income tax rate.

“Idon’tmindpayingextrataxes toenjoythekindoflifeIenjoyright now,” Asif Syed of Dogwood Drive said at the March 13 meeting. Loveland City Council did not make a decision at the meeting on whether to put an income tax hike on the ballot. City staff has asked city council to make that decision by April. One Loveland resident who did

not voice support for an income tax increase asked how long any such hike approved by voters would last. It would be a continuing increase, Carroll said. A second such resident questioned whether employee benefits had been appropriately trimmed (yes, Carroll said) and warned that See TAX, Page A2


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MIAMI TWP. — The Cincinnati Polo Club will host four polo matches this summer at Miami Meadows Park. The township trustees reached an agreement with club representatives to make the park available for matches Aug. 4, Aug. 11, Sept. 8 and Sept. 15. Club officials originally asked to play up to 10 matches at the park and use the field for practices. Township officials said that would not be possible because of wear on the field and wet conditions early in the summer. “Thank you for the four dates. We appreciate it,” said Keith Potter, a representative of the polo club. Potter said the club has purchased 64 acres in Goshen Township for boarding horses. A field at the Goshen Township location is too wet to use, he said, but club members plan to get the field ready for matches in 2013. “Next summer we’ll have our own field,” he said. Potter said even with its own field, the club would like to continue the relationship with Miami Township. An exhibition match by the club was held at the park in 2010.





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Loveland may not be able to so easily attract new residents if it does not continue to give residents who work outside Loveland full credit for income taxes paid to other cities. The lone outright opponent March13 to an income tax hike was former Loveland city councilman Paul Elliott of Cordero Trail, who resigned in December 2010. Elliott accused the city of failing to live within its means. “In my humble opinion, you have made a mess of

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that and now you need to make it right,” Elliott said. “Asking for more tax dollars is not the answer.” Loveland City Councilman Brent Zuch took umbrage with Elliott’s words, saying he could not remember Elliott ever suggesting a single line-item cut in the budget during Elliott’s ten-


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Breaking down city’s tax options By Jeanne Houck

LOVELAND — Ohio has eliminated the state tangible persona property tax, repealed the state estate tax and is phasing out the state Local Government Fund. Assessors have downgraded property values in Loveland that are used for taxing purposes. Loveland staff has recommended voters be asked to raise the incometax rate from 1 percent to 1.25 percent and that the city continue to give Loveland residents who work in other cities full credit for income taxes paid elsewhere. That would generate just over $857,000 annually. The Loveland Finance Committee has recommended voters be asked to raise the income-tax rate to 1.2 percent and that the city give Loveland residents who work in other cities credit up to 1 percent for income taxes paid elsewhere. That would generate nearly $911,000 annual-

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Loveland City Manager Tom Carroll said the options – and there are others – would affect people differently. “(The Loveland staff’s proposal) will raise 53 percent of the $857,309 in revenue from non-residents who work inside the city and the remaining 47 percent will come from Loveland residents working outside the community who pay less than 1.25 percent to another community where they work,” Carroll said. “(The Loveland Finance

Committee’s proposal) will raise 40 percent of the $910,762 in revenue from non-residents who work inside the city. “The balance will come from all the other Loveland residents who are in the workforce who will pay an additional 0.2 percent of their annual income in taxes,” Carroll said. Retirees and the unemployed would not be affected by any income tax hike. Get regular Loveland updates by signing up for our email newsletter. Visit


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Uible selected as new county commissioner By John Seney

UNION TWP. — David Uible of Ohio Township March 14 was chosen by members of the Clermont County Republican Central Committee to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of former county Commissioner Archie Wilson. Uible, who did not enter his name into consideration for the position until two days before the central

committee meeting, won on the third ballot with 52 percent of the votes of the 157 Republican committee members in attendance. A simple majority was required to win, said Clermont County GOP Chairman Tim Rudd. Uible, a 51-year-old businessman, ran in the March 6 Republican primary for clerk of the Common Pleas Court. He lost to current Clerk Barb Wiedenbein. Nine other candidates

submitted letters of interest for the commissioner seat and addressed the committee members Uible during the meeting at the Holiday Inn Eastgate. They were: » Doug Auxier of Batavia Township. » Dave Bednar of Loveland.

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ily’s dog was rescued from an apartment fire Feb. 29, but two cats died in the blaze. The three occupants of the apartment were not at home at the time of the fire, said Miami Township Fire Chief Jim Whitworth. Whitworth said firefighters were dispatched about 6:30 p.m. to the fire at the apartment complex at 1189 Brightwater Circle. Firefighters found smoke coming from the rear of a second story apartment as they arrived, he said. Whitworth said the firefighters stretched a hose to the apartment, made entry and quickly extinguished the fire before it spread into the attic or other apartments. The Milford Community Fire Department assisted, he said. A dog inside the apartment was found alive and removed. However, two

» George Brown of Jackson Township. » John Donohoo of Miami Township. » Allen Freeman of Pierce Township. » Gary Knepp of Milford. » Jack Kuntz of Goshen Township. » Doug Thompson of Pierce Township. » Ken Tracy of Miami Township. Thomas Blust was appointed interim commis-

The Loveland Arts Council will be having its annual meeting Wednesday, March 21, at The Studios on Main. Cocktails will be at 7 p.m., with the meeting starting at 7:30 p.m. The Studios on Main is at 529 Main Ave., Loveland.

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LOVELAND – Like to meet people? The Happy Hearts Senior Club with members from Loveland, Goshen and Milford meets the third Thursday of each month at the VFW Hall in Epworth Heights. Every other month, the group has lunch at a different area restaurant. They also have pot luck lunches, bingo if interested, trips to a variety of places and plenty of fun and conversation. For more information, call D. Gredig at 683-1423 or B. White at 683-2738.

This is some of the damage caused by a fire Feb. 29 in an apartment at 1189 Brightwater Circle in Miami Township. PROVIDED

cats in the apartment were found dead, Whitworth said. He said there was extensive damage throughout the apartment. A preliminary damage estimate was $40,000. The occupants had no renters insurance, Whitworth said. The apartment was occupied by Christine Smyth, who was the renter, her 7-year-old daugh-

ter and her boyfriend. Red Cross was called to assist the family, Whitworth said. No other occupants of the apartment building were displaced, and all were able to return to their units a short time after the fire was extinguished, he said. Whitworth said the cause of the fire remains under investigation.


sioner Feb. 6 to fill Wilson’s seat until the GOP selected a permanent commissioner to serve until the Nov. 6 election. Rudd said it will probably take about two weeks for Uible to be sworn in. Uible also was chosen

by the central committee to be the Republican candidate to run for the seat in November. The Democratic Party can nominate a candidate before Aug. 13 to run for the seat, Rudd said.

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Uecker, Hall await final vote counts By Lisa J. Mauch


It’s not over. Only about 131 votes separate Republicans Joe Uecker and Paul Hall who are seeking the Republican nomination for the14th District Ohio senate seat. And provisional and absentee votes have yet to be counted. Across the district, there are 650 provisional ballots to be counted. Also, there are 660 absentee ballots out that must be post marked the day before the election to be counted. Each of these absentee ballots must be in the respective boards of election offices by

March 16, 10 days after the election. No one knows how many of the absentee ballots requested will be returned, according to the Clermont County Board of Elections. The candidates running for this seat are Uecker, Hall, Tony Adkins and Steve Purtell. Uecker received 17,798 in the district, while Hall received 17,667; Adkins, 3,867; and Purtell, 2,692. “By no means am I ready to celebrate,” Uecker said. It was eight years ago that Ohio Reps. Jean Schmidt and Tom Niehaus squared off for this same senate seat and Schmidt thought she had won, until the next

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The flood of 1937 has left a lasting imprint on Clermont County; it was the worst natural disaster to ever strike this area. For 10 days, the Ohio River rose, spilling out of its banks and washing away entire communities. The flood claimed 385 lives in river communities from Pittsburgh to Cairo, Illinois. “We saw the water coming up and my husband and I packed up our household items and put them in the back of our Model-T pickup truck to take them to the second floor of a friend’s house on higher ground,” said Margaret Fulton, who was 24 years old, newly married, and living in New Richmond in 1937. “We moved in with my in-laws, but soon the water started coming up and we had to move again.” She is one of those interviewed by the Clermont County Office of Public Information for a video on the local impact of the flood. The video is airing on local cable television access channels and is available at “The flood of 1937 was our Katrina,” said Edna Burns with the Historic New Richmond organization. “People were scrambling just to survive and

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A fair to remember

Children's Meeting House Montessori School hosted a science fair. Thirty two students in the fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grades presented projects.

Jordan Lawrence, a fourth-grader at Children's Meeting House Montessori School, researched the factors that cause anoles to change colors. She is explaining her project to third-grader Mick Ludeke. THANKS TO BONNIE MCNETT

Nico Myers, a sixth-grader at Children's Meeting House Montessori School, explains his science project to Lindsey Dwyer. Myers tested how the toxic compound lead was absorbed by different liquids. THANKS TO BONNIE MCNETT

Katherine Amburgey and Claire Dillard listen to a science fair project about the factors that cause mood rings to change color. The mood ring science fair project was researched by fifth-grader Madison Peltier, who attends Children's Meeting House Montessori School. THANKS TO BONNIE MCNETT

Children's Meeting House sixth-grader Patrick Seroogy explains his science fair project to second-grader Ryan Eicher. Seroogy looked at seed color preference by wild song birds. THANKS TO BONNIE

Sixth-grader Sydney Day explains her Science Fair project to Morgan Switzer. Day's project examined which cleaner worked best at removing stains from carpet. The children attend Children's Meeting House Montessori School. THANKS TO BONNIE MCNETT


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Ursuline senior Margo Rusconi of Hyde Park and junior Candace Borders of Mason at "Pillow Talk" rehearsal. THANKS TO MARIANNE LANG

Ursuline Academy presents 'Pillow Talk' Ursuline Academy presents its spring play, "Pillow Talk," March 23-March 25 at the school's Besl Theatre. Based on the1959 movie with Rock Hudson and Doris Day, the play is being directed by Ursuline science teacher Dan Nieman and features Ursuline stu-

dents and male actors from Moeller SCPA, St. Xavier and Sycamore high schools. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $3 for students, and can be reserved/purchased by emailing Dan Nieman at or calling (513) 791-5791 ext 1306.

Twenty-four incoming freshmen to the Class of 2016 have received scholarships to assist in their tuition to attend Ursuline Academy. Fifteen have received annually renewable merit-based scholarships based on their high school placement test scores, and nine are recipients of the Marge and Charles J. Schott Foundation Scholarships which provide onetime tuition assistance to eighthgrade Catholic grade school students. Those students who received the high school placement test scholarships are: Kirsten Bailey of All Saints, Allison Bui of St. Gabriel Consolidated, Madolyn Desch of St. Mary, Jennifer Duma of All Saints, Jordan Fry of St. Ursula Villa, Grace Hellmann of St. Mary, Kavya Hiryur of Lakota Ridge Junior High School, Lily Hofstetter of St. Mary, Jane Honerlaw of St. Gabriel Consolidated, Lily Kovach of Lakota Ridge Junior High School, Elizabeth Lotterer of Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori, Isabella Proietti of St. Mary, Julia Uhler of Sacred Heart Fairfield, Maria Ventura of St. Susanna and Stephanie Yanosik of St. Susanna.

Ursuline Class of 2016 scholarship recipients from left: Lily Kovach (Lakota Ridge Junior High), Kavya Hiryur (Lakota Ridge), Alexandra Taylor (St. Ursula Villa), Elizabeth Lotterer (Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori), Amanda Ellis (St. Susanna), Maria Ventura (St. Susanna), Stephanie Yanosik (St. Susanna), Madaline Rinaldi (All Saints), Julia Uhler (Sacred Heart Fairfield), Cayla Co (Sacred Heart Fairfield), Jennifer Duma (All Saints), Grace Hellmann (St. Mary), Catherine Ceccoli (St. Gabriel), Kirsten Bailey (All Saints), Megan Mansour (St. Columban), Jane Honerlaw (St. Gabriel), Allison Bui (St. Gabriel), Kirsten Lucas (St. Nicholas Academy), Madolyn Desch (St. Mary), Lily Hofstetter (St. Mary), Isabella Proietti (St. Mary), Jordan Fry (St. Ursula Villa) and Alyssa Steller (St. Margaret of York0. Missing, Olivia Schappacher (St. Michael). THANKS TO MARIANNE LANG Those who received the Marge and Charles J. Schott Foundation Scholarships are: Catherine Ceccoli of St. Gabriel Consolidated, Cayla Co of Sacred Heart Fairfield, Amanda Ellis of St. Susanna, Kirsten Lucas of St. Nicholas Academy, Megan Mansour of St. Columban, Madaline Rinaldi of All Saints, Olivia Schappacher of St. Michael, Sharonville, Alyssa Steller of St. Margaret of York and Alexandra Taylor of St. Ursula Villa.

Ursuline's endowment fund has been made possible through the generosity of many individuals and foundations throughout the years, including the Marge and Charles J. Schott Foundation. This year's scholarship monies have ranged from $1,500- $10,000 per student award. Nearly $900,000 in total has been awarded to merit and need based assistance to students, some of whom would not have otherwise had the opportunity to attend Ursuline.



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Crusaders bow out in semis By Scott Springer

CINCINNATI — As coach Carl Kremer had warned, an early Moeller win over Middletown, 5538 on Dec. 23 meant little on March 14. Fresh off a win over Princeton in Dayton, the Middies came to Xavier’s Cintas Center, took the lead fromMoellerinthesecondhalfand won their regional semifinal game 41-37. The loss ended the Crusaders’ seasonat21-4.MoellerlosttoHialeah (Fla.), a state champion, La Salle (a defending state champion) twice, and the Middies. “I tip my hat to them,” Kremer said. “They played a smart game. He (Josh Andrews) did an excellent coaching job.” Kremer just celebrated his 400th win last month. His counterpart Andrews won his 100th by beating Moeller and is not even 30 years old yet.

“We actually knew they were going to be a lot more conservative defensively and stay in the lane,” Kremer said. Despite the strategy, Moeller had a 12-4 first quarter lead that quickly became 18-6. Then GeovonieMcKnightandJalinMarshallof theMiddiesstartedwhittlingaway. Byhalftimetheleadwasjust2015 and the game was quickly tied in the third quarter as Middletown legend Jerry Lucas watched in the stands near the Middies bench. “They had some guys make some tough shots and kind of get back in,” Kremer said. “They got a couple in transition that bothered us and got them back in the game. We got tentative.” Tentative is usually not how a Moeller team plays, but the uncertaintyonthisnightledtoa12-4third quarter for Middletown and the eventual victory. In the fourth quarter, Moeller was forced to foul. They often pickedon6-6centerChanceSorrell

Moeller's Josh Davenport scores during the Crusaders’ regional semifinal at Cintas Center March 14. Davenport led Moeller with 14 points, but Middletown upset the Crusaders 41-37. TONY TRIBBLE FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Moeller head coach Carl Kremer reacts during the Crusaders’ 41-37 loss to Middletown March 14 at Xavier. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

of the Middies. Whatever flaws Sorrell had from the charity stripe were missing on this night. The toughest part of any postseason loss for a high school coach is the finality of the game for the veteran players. Eight Moeller

seniors hung up their prep sneakers after the Middletown game. “This is a great group of seniors,” Kremer said. “It’s just so

League champs back swinging By Scott Springer

Loveland's tennis squad will be boosted by some of the younger players. Among those are, from left, sophomore Andrew Gordon, junior Shawn Eldridge, junior Alex Genbauffe and sophomore Kyle Jarv. Not pictured is freshman Johan Harris, who is also expected to have an impact. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Loveland is the defending FAVC East tennis champion. Returning seniors for the Tigers are, left to right, Jon Treloar, Reece Martinez, and Mikey Wineberg. Next to the seniors is head coach Jeff Sharpless SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

LOVELAND — When it comes to Loveland High School boys tennis, usually the only “L’s” are the ones that appear on their shirts. The Tigers are the defending Fort Ancient Valley ConferenceEast division champs and Jeff Sharpless is the reigning league coach of the year after last season’s 11-3 (8-0 FAVC) mark. Senior Jon Treloar and junior Shawn Eldridge are captains after making FAVC East first team in first doubles last year. Sophomores Andrew Gordon and Kyle Jarc also were first-team allleague in second doubles. Missing are last year’s singles players, Ian Streicker, Austin Stahl and Chase Giles. “We lost three of the best players we’ve ever had last year; they were all seniors,” Sharpless said. “This is not really a true rebuilding year, but I think we’re going to come back to the pack a little bit.” As things shake out early, it appears Eldridge will move up and take the first singles spot for the Tigers. “In basketball they have gym rats, he’s a court rat,” Sharpless said. “He’s always at the tennis club, he’s always playing. He lives and breathes tennis. He helps run drills and does everything he can possibly do.” Sophomore Gordon is slated for second singles, with Treloar playing third singles. “I’m hoping we can compete

with the Andersons and Turpins thisyear,”Sharplesssaid.“Ithink we’ll be good. I’m hoping to compete for the title again because we’re used to winning titles around here.” Sharpless is now in his 17th year of coaching tennis at Loveland on both the boys and girls side. In doubles, sophomore Kyle Jarc could move up to the first doubles team but those assignments have yet to be handed out. Loveland also has some promising newcomers on the reserve team and one on varsity. “We have a freshman, Johan Harris that looks really good,” Sharpless said. “He’s a big kid, he’s grown a lot. I had him in seventh grade in middle school. He’s got some pretty good tennis strokes and pretty good tennis acumen. We’ve got a couple kids coming up through middle school who look like they’re going to be decent players too. One of the blueprints for success at Loveland has been a successful junior high feeder program. Tennis at that level doesn’t exist everywhere, but Sharpless is seeing more of it. “It’s a growing number,” Sharpless said. “Most of the schools in our conference have a middle school program. We’ve had one since the late 90s. It really helps. I’m a middle school teacher and I hear about them (the players) coming up.” Loveland begins play March 22withahomematchagainstColerain.

hard to say goodbye to them. I feel bad for them. (Tony) Sabato, (Ben) Galemmo and (Alex) Voss have been such unbelievable players. They made regionals all three years on varsity.” Though it wasn’t comforting after the defeat, Kremer still was looking forward to getting the next group on the floor again. Watkins and Davenport will be seniors next season, while Hawkins will be a junior. Also seeing tournament playing time for Moeller was 6-6 junior Patrick Wrencher and 6-8 freshman Nate Fowler, while sophomore Grant Benzinger was among those dressing varsity who should be in the 2012-13 mix.


The Cincinnati State men’s soccer program has signed 10 Tri-State recruits for the 2012 season, including Loveland High School defensive player Austin Klueh, who was named to Ohio’s first team All-State last year. "We really have a strong group of freshman coming in,” said Head Coach Mike Combs. “A lot of our recruits passed up the opportunity to go on to fouryear schools for the chance to play here right away and make an impact." Last year the Surge soccer program finished the regular season nationally ranked in both major polls with an overall record of 16-5-0 while claiming its seventh Ohio Community College Athletic Conference title with a 6-0-0 conference record. The 2010 Cincinnati State men’s team finished the season as national runners-up with an overall record of 23-3-0. In the last nine seasons, Cincinnati State has produced 12 All-Americans, 42 First Team All-OCCAC players, 32 All-Region players, 6 OCCAC “Player of the Year” recipients and 5 National Junior College Athletic Association “Player of the Week” recipients.

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Jacob Meyer, a senior at Loveland High School, recently committed to play football for the College of Mount St. Joseph in the fall. If you would like to submit information on your college athlete, send information and/or a photo to

Former Loveland boys hoop it up abroad UZBEKISTAN — Collin Melink, grade 10, and Ryan Melink, grade nine, helped make history at Tashkent International School as both boys played vital roles in leading their varsity team into the finals at the 10th Annual Central Asian Basketball Classic, March 7-10. All four TIS teams made it to the CABC finals – varsity and junior varsity girls’ and

boys’ – a first for the school. The Melink brothers, longtime residents of Loveland and former students at St. Columban School, currently live in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, in Central Asia. Their mother, Erin Melink, works at TIS; their father, Chris, is employed at the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent. In the fight for first place on

March 10, the TIS varsity team went toe-to-toe with a local team that was undefeated all season. The TIS Owls started the championship game by quickly gaining the lead. By the third quarter, however, they were down 13 points. Collin, Ryan and the team fought back to get within one basket but were unable to reclaim the lead.

Collin, a shooting guard for the Owls, was a key player throughout the entire season, often making critical baskets, including several three-pointers. He was named Best Defensive Player in the CABC Boys’ Division I. Ryan plays guard and had an equally impressive tournament showing. Despite a fractured fin-

ger on his non-shooting hand, Ryan remained competitive throughout the tournament. The lightning-fast freshman proved to be trouble for every opposing defense he faced. To learn more about TIS, visit





By Scott Springer

Get ready for ‘Sportsman’

» The time is coming for readers to nominate athletes for your newspaper’s 2012 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year, the fourth-annual online contest conducted by the Loveland Herald. Start thinking about which of your school’s junior or senior standout athletes have displayed the highest of qualities in the

classroom, on the field/ court and in their communities. The nomination forms will be online at from April 2-16. Voting will take place online from April 30-May 18. Nearly 270,000 people voted on last year’s 35 winners, nominated and chosen by fans in their communities, who were then featured in a mid-June issue. Any questions can be directed to Melanie Laughman at mlaughman@ or 248-7573.

SIDELINES Yesterday’s Kids 10th season

Former Loveland Tiger lacrosse player Andrew Newbold, No. 33, does more than his fair share in efforts to lead the Sacred Heart University NCAA Division I men's lacrosse team to an upset of No. 14 Hofstra. Newbold started at close defense for the Pioneers, picked up two ground balls, notched two takeaways and tallied his first goal of the season on two shows on cage. His late first-half goal tied the game, but Hofstra managed an 11-9 win on their home turf. Newbold is a 2010 graduate of Loveland High School and was a high school lacrosse All-American his senior year. THANKS TO MICHAEL COTSONAS

Yesterday’s Kids, a group of “Seasoned Citizens” over 65 years old who still love to play softball, is having its 10th anniversary season this year. The group has two over-65 leagues that play at 9:30 a.m. on Monday and Thursday on the Anderson Township Riverside softball fields on Round Bottom Road. Four games are played at the same time on the fields. This year, a new league is being added for players 74 years

old and older. After 10 seasons, the league matured and now there is a lot of interest in an older league. The new league will start out with four teams and play at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays at Riverside. Both leagues are sponsored by Eastgatespring Healthcare Management of Cincinnati. There are openings in all three leagues this season. For more information, call Ron Ward at 753-9469, or Warren Wettengel at 732-1644.

Reds host 25-game showcase By James Weber

Showcase events are commonplace in football and basketball. Similar events for baseball are harder to come by, but that is changing in an ambitious way this season. The inaugural Reds Futures High School Showcase presented by PNC will take place March 24 through April 2. Fifty teams from Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky will take part in a 25-game extravaganza at local ballparks. The weeklong affair leads up to the last preseason game for the Cincinnati Reds, the Reds vs. Futures Spring Showcase April 3 at Great American Ball Park. Players from the 50 participating teams will be invited to join the Reds players on the field during pregame. The event is meant to be comparable to the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown, the opening-week football series in the fall. “It’s great to finally be able to stage an event like this for high school baseball in this area,” said Tom Gamble, president of InGame Sports, which is managing the event for the Reds. “If we can get close to where the Skyline Chili showdown is with football, we will really be on to something.” Many of the area’s top baseball facilities will be spotlighted, including Midland Field in Clermont County, Prasco Park in Mason, Simon Kenton High School and the University of Cincinnati’s Marge Schott Field. Most of the games are league matchups or natural rivalries, highlighted by a Greater Catholic League doubleheader at UC March 28, and 10 teams from the Greater Miami Conference hooking up from March 2628 at Prasco Park. Tickets for all 25 games are $5. Each ticket purchased includes a voucher that is good for a future Reds game along with a coupon for a free Skyline Chili cheese coney, while supplies last at participating schools. Advance tickets can be purchased at participating

schools beginning March 14 and also will be available on game days at the gate.

The full schedule:

Saturday, March 24 Turpin vs. Western Hills, Noon (Western Hills High School); Madeira vs. Shroder, 2 p.m. (Roselawn Park); Clark Montessori vs. Walnut Hills, 4:30 p.m. (Roselawn Park) Monday, March 26 Lakota West vs. Mason, 4 p.m.; Lakota East vs. Hamilton, 6:30 p.m. (both at Prasco Park) Tuesday, March 27 Oak Hills vs. Princeton, 4 p.m.; Cincinnati Christian vs. Indian Hill, 6:30 p.m. (both at Prasco Park) Wednesday, March 28 Prasco Park: Colerain vs. Fairfield, 4 p.m.; Middletown vs. Sycamore, 6:30 p.m. UC: Elder vs. Moeller, 4 p.m.; La Salle vs. St. Xavier, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29 Midland: Glen Este vs. Loveland, 4:30 p.m.; Hamilton Badin vs. Kings, 4:30 p.m. Harrison: Roger Bacon vs. Summit, 4:30 p.m.; Har-

rison vs. Norwood, 7 p.m. Friday, March 30 Midland: Bethel-Tate vs. Goshen, 4:30 p.m.; Clermont Northeastern vs. Western Brown, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 31 Midland: Anderson vs. McNicholas, 11 a.m.; North College Hill vs. Reading, 2 p.m. Holmes vs. Holy Cross,

11 a.m. at Meinken Field. Monday, April 2 Edgewood at Ross, 4:30 p.m. Simon Kenton High School: Boone County vs. Conner, Noon; Dixie Heights vs. Scott, 2:30 p.m.; Covington Catholic vs. Simon Kenton, 5 p.m.; Campbell County vs. Cooper, 7:30 p.m.

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» balancing the budget; » paying down the debt; » encouraging economic growth. Instead, what I saw was more out-ofcontrol spending and higher taxes. Our first goal should be to create an environment wherein job creJean Schmidt COMMUNITY PRESS ators are confident GUEST COLUMNIST enough to invest again. This means eliminating bureaucratic regulations and paying down the debt. These actions will provide some certainty to our economy.

It is an approach that every American can understand: Don’t spend money you don’t have, and don’t go into debt if you can avoid it. This is the same simple arithmetic that every family in the country does. Unfortunately, the president’s budget is based on the same old irresponsible formula. The spending would start immediately, raising the projected deficit for the current fiscal year to $1.3 trillion – the fourth straight year with a deficit of more than $1 trillion. And, it would continue for the next 10 years. Over that time, the average annual deficit would be $725 billion. To pay for all of this spending, the president pro-

poses to increase taxes by $1.9 trillion. That’s no way to revive our struggling economy. There’s a way to create jobs and to get this economy moving that doesn’t include higher taxes and more spending. That way is called fiscal discipline. I favor cutting taxes, getting rid of job-killing regulations, halting the spending of money we don’t have, and paying down the federal debt. I look forward to fighting for fiscal discipline on the House floor. Jean Schmidt is the U.S. Representative in Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District. Her local office number is 513-791-0381.

Highly skilled workforce needed Jobs. Jobs. Jobs. For many area residents, the search for meaningful and family-sustaining work is ongoing. At the same time, there are employers hunting for workers with the skills they need. The gap is an educational one. Many of those who are looking for a good career don’t have the training or education to begin in a high-demand field. Fortunately, Southwest Ohio residents have a wide range of public choices for career training and education – public colleges, universities, and career-technical centers like Great Oaks Career Campuses. Each serves a specific need. Career-technical centers offer career certification and college preparation for high school students; they also offer certification programs for adults who want to begin a new career

in a year or less. For example, many area welders, law enforcement professionals, firefighters, electro-mechanical maintenance technicians, plumbers, medical office staff, and others got their start at Great Oaks. We must Robin White COMMUNITY PRESS continue to close the GUEST COLUMNIST education gap. One way to do so is to ensure that there’s a direct link between educational institutions and employers for the benefit of students. Great Oaks recently made a connection with Chris Hamm of Altimet, a brand-new aluminum processing facility in Batavia. We discussed their need for employees as they become

established and continue to grow, and he expressed a desire to help our students develop skills that will make them successful in the future. We’re excited to work with Altimet, and it’s one of hundreds of partnerships Great Oaks has with area businesses – from auto body shops to corporate offices to advertising agencies to beauty salons to manufacturing plants; and the list goes on. Each of those partnerships is designed to give our students real-world experience and a connection to future careers, while providing area employers with the chance to meet and mentor talented young people. That connection with business also ensures that the right training is available when needed. Great Oaks must anticipate and meet the demand; that’s why we’ve recently begun

high school programs like biotechnology and lodging management, and adult programs like dental assisting and plumbing. A strong link between educational partners is necessary, too. We’ve worked for decades with the outstanding public twoyear and four-year colleges and universities in southwest Ohio, and together we can provide an educational path for those who want to continue to grow and advance in their careers. The economic downturn won’t last forever. What will last, though, is a need for continuing education and a highly-skilled workforce. The right partnerships between education and business will help ensure that the need is met. Robin White is president/CEO of the Great Oaks Career Campuses.

Colorectal cancer is preventable In effort to raise awareness to colorectal cancer the physicians of Gastroenterology Consultants of Greater Cincinnati want to educate the community on the importance of colon cancer screenings. In observation of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month celebrated throughout March, Gastroenterology Consultants of Greater Cincinnati want to spread the message that colon cancer is preventable, treatable, and beatable. Colorectal cancer is the No. 2 cancer killer in the United States, yet it is one of the most preventable types of cancer. Charles Schultz, creator of “Peanuts,” Audrey Hepburn, Milton Berle, Vince Lombardi and Jackie Gleason all died of colon cancer. However when detected early it is often curable. Colorectal cancer is most common after age 50, but it can strike at younger ages. Lifetime risk of colon cancer is equal in men and women. Many colorectal cancers produce no symptoms. That

is why screening is so important. Some symptoms, such as abdominal pain, blood in the stool, or a change in bowel habits, should prompt a visit to your doctor. Most colon cancers develop from polyps, which are abnormal growths in the colon. If polyps grow unnoticed and are not removed, they may become canAllan Peck cerous. COMMUNITY PRESS Screening GUEST COLUMNIST tests, such as colonoscopy, find pre-cancerous polyps so they can be removed before they turn into cancer. It is estimated that 75-90 percent of colorectal cancer can be avoided through early detection and removal of pre-cancerous polyps. “It is so important to be screened”, says Dr. Nav Grandhi of Gastroenterology Consultants. A person’s lifetime risk of developing colon cancer is about 5 percent.



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Fighting for fiscal discipline

President Obama and I have wide disagreements over what should be done with the U.S. economy. I and other fiscally conservative members of Congress are deeply worried about the ballooning deficits that threaten our nation’s ability to pay its bills – and by the likelihood that this problem will be passed along to our children and grandchildren. The differences in approach to this problem are stark. They came into full view recently, when the president sent his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2013 to Congress. I had hoped to see that the president was committed to: » bringing spending under control;


With screening we can reduce dying from colon cancer by about 53 percent. Colonoscopy is the preferred test for colorectal cancer prevention. During this test you will be asked to drink a laxative the night before the procedure to clean out your large intestine. During the exam patients are sedated and do not feel any discomfort. A flexible lighted tube is inserted into the anus and with the use of a video image the physician can identify any abnormalities. Polyps are then removed during the procedure. Colonoscopy screening should be started at age 50 in most people or 45 for African –Americans (since they are at higher risk). If you have a family member with colon cancer diagnosed at an age less than 60 then screening should begin at age 40. If you family member was less than 50 screening begins 10 years before the age they were diagnosed. There are several things patients can do to prevent colon cancer. These include

high physical activity, high fiber diet, high fruit and vegetable intake, maintaining a healthy weight and not smoking. With 12 physicians and one nurse practitioner Gastroenterology Consultants of Greater Cincinnati provide a full spectrum of gastroenterology and hepatology services to Cincinnati and Southwest Indiana. Our gastroenterologists provide highquality and cost effective care, maintain superior physician-patient relationships, and offer advanced technologies, not only in treatment but in disease prevention and screening. For further information regarding Gastroenterology Consultants of Greater Cincinnati please contact us at 513-794-5600 or visit our website at Dr. Allan Peck is certified by the American Board of Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine, National Board of Medical Examiners and is chair of Bethesda Hospital’s Nutritional Committee.

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CH@TROOM March 14 question Do you plan on buying the new iPad, or do you wish you could buy the new iPad? Why, or why not?

“I have used Macintosh Computers since 1986 and have long since lost track of how many I have owned. I presently have a MacBook Pro with a 15" screen. I can't see how I would use an iPad. I do not like touch screen keyboards and find the screen too small for everyday use. The on-board storage is too small to accommodate my 42 GB picture library (25,000 pictures). It is probably great for surfing the web email and picture browsing, but I don't see it as my main computer. I prefer a camera with ultra-zoom capability. I would rather have one computer that I can use for everything than ride herd on what is stored on two or three.” F.S.D. “I doubt that I would purchase an iPad, although my wife has one and she is crazy about it. After 32 years of marriage I think if it came down to a choice between her iPad and me I would lose!” R.W.J. “I'm not sure. Until recently I've resisted the pricey electronic gadgets preferring the old-fashioned methods. “However as I see friends and relatives, especially the younger ones, use these devices I am tempted to try them. As the prices comes down and I see ways they can help me, I just might make the plunge sooner rather than later.” R.V. “I hate to sound like an old coot, but I cannot think of a single aspect of my life that would be enriched by having an iPad. I'm in my mid-70s, and only have a cell phone so that my daughter and wife can reach me if I'm out. “Here's one reason why I'm not crazy about new phone technology: Several months ago, my wife got a new and fancier cell phone, and is still learning how to use it. Last night at midnight, I heard this crazy music playing somewhere, and tracked it down to her cell phone, but it stopped. It happened again twice, and it woke her up, and I handed it to her. It turned out to be an alarm, but she didn't know how to turn it off, since she had only learned how to set the alarm that day. I was tempted to throw the thing out in the back yard, but restrained myself, and put it in a desk drawer behind a closed door. So I don't think I need a new iPad.” Bill B. M.M. “Not interested. I have used iPads - helpful when I don't have easy computer access - but don't like "typing" on the keypads or the limitations of software. Don't feel a need to have a smart device on my person all day long (not interested in smart phones, either) and find that when I travel my laptop is still the most useful device for me.” J.S.B

NEXT QUESTION Should the U.S. release some of its oil reserves to keep the price of gasoline down and help the economic recovery? Why or why not? Every week The Loveland Herald asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line.

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Damage and debris tell the tale of the force of the tornado that struck this home near the Wells Street intersection in Moscow. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

First-hand look at disaster response A knot tied up the butterflies in my stomach as I saw the stunned faces of people arriving at New Richmond High School Friday night March 2. The terror of the tornado that ripped away their homes and belongings was etched on their faces. They arrived at the Red Cross shelter with virtuChuck Gibson COMMUNITY PRESS ally nothing but the clothes on GUEST COLUMNIST their back and reflections of horror in their eyes. Looking for comfort and safety, they came by bus to the Red Cross shelter set up in the high school. I knew exactly what to expect when tornadoes ravaged through the Tristate. When disaster strikes, I put on the familiar red vest with a red cross. I don’t flee the scene, I go directly to it. I am a trained disaster services volunteer with the Cincinnati Regional Chapter of the American Red Cross. I was part of the response for Hurricane Katrina, Rita and Wilma, for Hurricane Gustav, Hanna, and Ike; and I responded this past fall when Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee devastated cities and towns up and down the East Coast. When disaster struck here Friday, I grabbed my gear, put on my vest, and headed into Moscow. Trained volunteers were already at New Richmond High School setting up a Red Cross shelter for people whose homes were damaged or destroyed in Moscow, Felicity and Bethel. It was an eerie feeling driving up Bethel – New Richmond Road in the calm dark of night knowing, just a couple miles away, homes were destroyed and lives were lost. I didn’t really know what to expect. A local television news satellite truck came into view as I reached the driveway to the high school. Signs clearly pointing to the Red Cross Shelter were visible everywhere. A security guard stopped

me before waving me through to the shelter after inspecting my Red Cross identification. The building buzzed with activity as several Red Cross volunteers were already helping people find comfort in the shelter. Food, drink, and stuffed animals for the kids; a compassionate ear, and kind words brought reassurance somehow things would be OK. Red Cross volunteer Bonnie Morrison sprung into action on her first shelter assignment. She didn’t know what to expect. Despite that natural fear of the unknown, she, and a large group of volunteers; students, parents and good-hearted members of the community, had already assembled 60 cots in neat rows, placed blankets, pillows and a Red Cross comfort kit on each. It is exactly what I expected. The building was ready to provide safe and secure shelter and food for up to 60 men, women and children displaced by the tornado. At 11 p.m., only a couple hours since the storm struck, calm was returning, and the lights were turned down in the shelter. I can only imagine what thoughts whirled through the minds of those settling in for a night on a cot too far from the life they knew in their own home less than 24 hours earlier. The end of the day had been reached, but rest was a distant hope. The journey of survival and recovery was only beginning for the four who spent the night in that Red Cross Shelter. I drove home to Loveland hoping to get some sleep and return on Saturday. Cloudy skies cast a gray blanket of anxiety over Moscow Saturday morning. The first light of day sent me right back to the Red Cross Shelter. I found Carl Scro sitting on his cot. He hadn’t slept, but said he rested overnight. Only minutes later Lynn Grooms and Amber Lambert arrived wearing a distraught look of panic. Lynn was looking for her stepfather, Carl Scro. A feeling of joy and warmth


A look at the debris and wires limiting access to the Duke Energy plant entrance. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY P

Crews from electric companies and tree trimming services went right to work cleaning up in Moscow Saturday morning. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY P filled my heart as I pointed Lynn and Amber over to Carl. The smile that spread across Carl’s face seemed as wide as the school hallway. It spread over the faces of all the Red Cross volunteer’s too. Many family members were reunited with loved ones in that shelter throughout the morning. Though only four spent the night, daybreak brought a steady stream of people seeking food and shelter from the cold. What homes remained livable in Moscow did not have heat and electricity to fight off the cold damp air. I left the shelter and drove into Moscow to see what Red Cross aid was being delivered to those who had already begun to pick up the pieces in their devastated town. As I turned east onto U.S. 52, I joined the middle of a convoy with 30 to 40 Pike Electric trucks. It was an incredible sight to see one right after the other heading toward Moscow ready to begin restoring fallen electric lines. As we passed through the Ohio State Highway Patrol roadblock at

Point Pleasant, an endless line of downed wires lined the Ohio River side of the road. Debris was everywhere. Pieces of siding, rooftops, insulation, tree limbs and everything imaginable littered the roadsides, woods and lots all around me. I saw the splintered remains of the new Marathon station under construction at the edge of Moscow on U.S. 52. The gates to the former Zimmer Nuclear Plant were littered with debris from the roof torn off the building there. It was ironic to see wires down across the driveway making the Duke Energy power plant inaccessible to Duke Energy workers. I drove as far as Wells Street where the Emergency Management Agency had set up the incident command center. I saw first-hand the destruction of homes and buildings all around me. Trees were down and debris was everywhere. People were still in a daze as they wandered toward the first responders there on the scene. The area was buzzing with activity. Tree trim-

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, MARCH 22 Clubs & Organizations Adoption Orientation, 6-8:30 p.m., Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road, Learn about adoption and the Adoption S.T.A.R. agency. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Adoption S.T.A.R. 631-6590; Symmes Township.

Education Right to Work, 7-8:30 p.m., Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave., Learn about the Ohio Workplace Freedom Amendment,€ the issue that would place into Ohio a Constitutional ban on requiring Ohioans to join a union as a condition of employment. Free. Presented by Empower U Ohio. 250-4116; Madeira.

Home & Garden Hot Kitchens and Cool Baths Seminar, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Neal’s Design Remodel Gallery, 7770 E. Kemper Road, Project consultants and designers discuss trends in kitchen and bath design. Light fare provided. Free. Presented by Neal’s Design Remodel. 489-7700; Sharonville.

Lectures Town Hall Lecture Series, 11 a.m.-noon, Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Road, Amy Dickinson presents “Ask Amy: A conversation with Amy Dickinson.” Dickinson writes syndicated newspaper advice column, “Ask Amy.” Her column appears in over 100 newspapers. Benefits Montgomery Woman’s Club. $40. Presented by Montgomery Woman’s Club Inc. 684-1632; event/1646686283. Montgomery.

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

On Stage - Comedy Ryan Stout, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. College and Military Night, $4.. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Cole, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Revue devised by Benny Green and Alan Strachan and directed by John Langley. Story of Cole Porter’s life: from Yale to Paris to Manhattan to Broadway to Hollywood. Musical tribute to the King of Musicals includes such hit tunes as “I Love Paris,” “Take Me Back to Manhattan,” “Love for Sale,” “Night and Day” and “I Get a Kick Out of You.” $17. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. Through March 25. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Recreation Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Full-court basketball games for men. $15. Through May 27. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Support Groups Motherless Daughters Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m., Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road, For adult women who have lost or

miss nurturing care of their mother. Free. Presented by Motherless Daughters Ministry. 489-0892. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Family friendly. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Book discussion group. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 673-0174. Blue Ash.

MONDAY, MARCH 26 Clubs & Organizations Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Paul Community United Methodist Church, 8221 Miami Road, Public speaking and leadership skills meeting. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472. 351-5005; Madeira.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Braxton F. Cann Memorial Medical Center, 5818 Madison Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300; Madisonville. More Brain Power II, Noon-1 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Pam Baird discusses even more ways to createnew pathways in the brain. Free. 985-0900; Montgomery.

FRIDAY, MARCH 23 Dining Events Hartzell United Methodist Church Lenten Fish Fry, 4-7 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive, All-you-can-eat fried cod dinner with sides, beverages and desserts. Also, grilled chicken breast, shrimp, shrimp basket and cheese pizza dinners with sides, beverages and desserts. Carryout menu is a 3-piece fish sandwich. $9, $5 carryout only, $4 ages 5-10, free ages 3 and under. 891-8527. Blue Ash. Boy Scout Triple Nickel Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., St. Gertrude School, 6543 Miami Ave., Cafeteria. Eat in or carryout. Dinner includes choice of fish, fish sandwich, or cheese pizza; with fries or macaroni and cheese; and coleslaw or apple sauce; a beverage and dessert. Family friendly. $7, $5 children. Presented by Boy Scout Troop 555. 652-3477. Madeira. Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., St. Columban School, 896 Oakland Road, 683-7903; Loveland.

Health / Wellness Pre-Diabetes Class, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Weight Management Center, 6350 E. Galbraith Road, Information on making healthy food choices, exercise and blood sugar control and monitoring blood sugar levels. $20. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 686-6820; Kenwood.

Music - Acoustic Acoustik Buca, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, 247-9933. Montgomery. Ben Alexander, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Performing on acoustic guitars and harmonicas. 697-9705; Loveland.

Hundreds of locals will participate in a hands-on pre-Passover experience as a Model Matzah Bakery is set up for them at the Blue Ash Kroger, 4100 Hunt Road, Blue Ash, from 2-3 p.m.,Sunday, March 25, and at the Duke Energy Children's Museum at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1. Pictured are Brook Guigui with son, Asan, rolling out dough to make Matzah. THANKS TO RABBI BEREL COHEN

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TRX Bootcamp, 9:15-10:15 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Designed for the intermediate to advanced exerciser. Total body workout, bootcamp style. $6-$15. Registration required. 985-0900; Montgomery.

Health / Wellness

Ryan Stout, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$12. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Diabetes Conversation Maps Sessions, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, 4460 Red Bank Road, Suite 100, Theme: Preventing long-term complications. Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. Family friendly. $30 for four sessions; $10 per session. 271-5111. Madisonville.

On Stage - Theater

Home & Garden

Cole, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Hot Kitchens and Cool Baths Seminar, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Neal’s Design Remodel Gallery, Free. 489-7700; Sharonville.

On Stage - Comedy

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

SATURDAY, MARCH 24 Benefits Starfire’s Final Four FlyAway, 7-11:59 p.m., Porsche of the Village, 4113 Plainville Road, Young professionals gather for evening of NCAA basketball and live entertainment. Includes Fine Car Museum tours. Open bar, raffles, silent auction and music by the Rum Runners. Ages 21 and up. Benefits Starfire. $65. Presented by Starfire. 281-2100; events.html. Mariemont.

Dining Events

Emily Kissela plays Rapunzel in The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati's upcoming production opening at the Taft Theatre on March 23.

Price varies for different activites. Registration recommended. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

English Afternoon Tea, 3-5 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Sweets, scones and tea sandwiches surrounded by Just Add Water gallery show and music of Nancy Clark, playing Celtic harp. Two traditional teas poured. $30, $15 ages 12 and under. Reservations required. 272-3700; Mariemont.

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Music - Blues Tempted Souls, 7:30-11:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, Featuring the Sisters Milligan. Classic soul, R&B, classic rock and blues. Family friendly. Free. 233-7613. Montgomery.

Music - Jazz Alumni Appreciation Reception and Concert, 6:30-9:30 p.m., UC Blue Ash College, 9555 Plainfield Road, Special reception in library followed by concert featuring music by Down in Brazil at 8 p.m. in Muntz Auditorium. Family friendly. $12.50. Reservations required. 936-1577; Blue Ash.

Music - Religious Coming Together in Spirit and Song, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. A Women’s Spring Singing Retreat. With Theresa Sapunar., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Journey of discovering, integrating and refining both the voice and self-expression. Some scholarships may be available. Ages 18 and up. $65, lunch included. Reservations required. 683-2340; Loveland.

On Stage - Comedy Ryan Stout, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$12. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Cole, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Recreation Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15. 985-0900. Montgomery. Kids Love Cool Trips: Rapunzel! Rapunzel!, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 2-5 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Begin at Pavilion with all-inclusive themed lunch. Then, attendees depart to see classic fairy tale of Rapunzel held at Children’s Theatre downtown. Ages 4-12. $15-$20. Registratrion required by March 2. 985-0900. Montgomery.

SUNDAY, MARCH 25 Art Exhibits Just Add Water, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Gallery. Works of artists in Nancy Nordloh Neville’s painting class. Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Films It’s Passover, Grover, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Shalom Sesame movie presentation. For families with children ages 6 and under and siblings. Free. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

On Stage - Comedy Ryan Stout, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, Bar and Restaurant Employee Appreciation Night, $4. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Cole, 2 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Recreation Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15. 985-0900. Montgomery. Fit-Fun Day at the J, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Adult Triathlon, Men’s 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, Kids DJ party, spinning class, reformer demos, movie, lunch and more.

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

Literary - Book Clubs On the Same Page Book Discussion, 6:30 p.m., Madisonville Branch Library, 4830 Whetsel Ave., Read and discuss this year’s On the Same Page title, “The Submission,” by Amy Waldman. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6029. Madisonville.

Recreation Pickup Basketball, 10:30 a.m.noon, TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15, free members. 985-0900; Montgomery. Spring Break Camps, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Water park, gym, game room and art room. Ages 0-6. $58 per day, $48 members; before and after care available. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

TUESDAY, MARCH 27 On Stage - Comedy TBS presents the Rooftop Comedy College Competition, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Ohio State University vs. Miami University. Two item minimum. Ages 18 and up. $5. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Recreation Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15. 985-0900. Montgomery. Spring Break Camps, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, $58 per day, $48 members; before and after care available. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28 Cooking Classes Kid’s Healthy Cooking Classes, 4-6 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, ges 11-14. $40. Registration required. 315-3943; Silverton.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., St. Columban Church, 894 Oakland Road, Fifteen minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. 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. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Recreation Pickup Basketball, 10:30 a.m.-

noon, TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15, free members. 985-0900; Montgomery. Spring Break Camps, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, $58 per day, $48 members; before and after care available. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

THURSDAY, MARCH 29 Health / Wellness In the Family, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Cancer Support Community, 4918 Cooper Road, Screening of documentary that chronicles the stories of families undergoing genetic testing, the decisions they make as a result and the impact those decisions have on their lives. Includes panel discussion. Free. Presented by FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered. 703-0739; Blue Ash.

Literary - Story Times Family Story Time, 7-8 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Gwen Roth from Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District present “The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss. Wear your PJs. Snack provided. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4450. Deer Park.

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

On Stage - Comedy Kyle Grooms, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, College and Military Night, $4. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Recreation Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15. 985-0900. Montgomery. Spring Break Camps, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, $58 per day, $48 members; before and after care available. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

Religious - Community Women’s Conference, 7 p.m., Embassy Suites Blue Ash, 4554 Lake Forest Drive, Daily through April 1. Multiple speakers ministering to the whole woman: spirit, mind and body to empower to live big. Last day of event held at Word Alive Christian Fellowship, 4260 Hamilton Ave., Northside. $45, $35 advance. Registration required. Presented by Beauty For Ashes International Women Ministry. 641-715-3900, ext. 590269; Blue Ash.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, Free, donations accepted. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, Donations accepted. 673-0174. Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, MARCH 30 Antiques Shows Antiques and Art Show, 5-8 p.m., Montgomery Elementary School, 9609 Montgomery Road, enefits Montgomery Woman’s Club Inc. $7, good for both days. Presented by Montgomery Woman’s Club Inc. 614-487-8717; Montgomery.

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



Rita shares Easter, Passover recipes Before we know it, Easter will be here. So today I’m sharing appropriate recipes for both PassRita over and Heikenfeld Easter and RITA’S KITCHEN will continue to do that for the next couple of weeks. The first two recipes for Easter eggs are ones you have to try. Pam Freeman, a Clermont County reader, shared these on my Union Township cable show “Love Starts in the Kitchen.” Pam and I were retail colleagues way back when. Now she and her husband, Alan, are parents of two cute little girls. I think Pam could give Martha Stewart a run for her money in the homemaking department. Pam is an avid gardener, crafter, good cook and all around creative person. Pam has a flock of what I call fancy chickens and some of hers lay beautifully colored eggs. Pam uses all of her eggs in these recipes. I’ll be sharing my recipe for naturally colored eggs with onion skins, red cabbage, etc. soon.

Silk tie eggs

“Both of these recipes are from Martha Stewart,” Pam told me. You have to use real silk. Pam bought ties at a secondhand store. Any piece of silk works, as long as it’s genuine. You

when poked with a fork. Enjoy!

can reuse the silk. These look so intricate. Wrap piece of silk around raw egg with pattern side toward egg. Wrap piece of white cloth around already silkwrapped egg. Tie bundle with twisttie and place in glass or enamel pan. Fill pan with water to cover eggs. Add 3 tablespoons to 1/4 cup vinegar to water (depends on what size pan you use). Bring to boil and simmer for 20 minutes or more. Take eggs from water and unwrap when cool.

Marbled eggs

I love these! Fill cup with 1 tablespoon each of white vinegar, canola oil and dye of choice. Fill cup with warm water (enough to cover egg). Stir and quickly drop egg into water, then quickly remove. Dry egg with paper towel.

Rotisserie-style roasted chicken at home The lady didn’t leave her name, but wanted to make roasted chicken that comes close to the rotisserie chickens from the grocery and restaurants. Here’s one from a “loyal reader” who says to be sure to follow roasting directions. “That’s what

Can you help?

Martha Stewart's silk tie Easter eggs use real silk. Try looking for ties at a secondhand store. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

Nana’s healthier goetta recipe

may be a nice one to try. Mix together and divide in half:

Western Hills reader Betty Sehlhorst sent me a Diet Workshop recipe for goetta that her daughter and she makes. Her grandkids called it “Nana’s sausage.” It contains ground turkey and turkey sausage and looks easy and yummy. Check out my blog at for the recipe, or give us a call here at the Press for a cop

1 generous tablespoon salt 1 teaspoon white pepper ½ teaspoon each: black pepper and cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon each: onion powder and garlic powder 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 2 teaspoons sweet paprika ½ teaspoon dried oregano 2 medium onions, cut in large chunks 2 plump chickens, approximately 4 lbs. each

gives the somewhat sticky, dark roasted, skin which is delicious on it’s own,” she said. If you make roasted chicken for Passover, this

Remove giblets from chickens (save for another use). Rub each chicken inside and out with half of herb mixture. Put 1 onion into the cavity of each

Symmes woman heads parks In December, the Board of Park Commissioners and the Cincinnati Parks Foundation installed Loveland resident Judy S. Dalambakis as president of the Parks Foundation Board of Trustees. Serving as a trustee since 2003, Dalambakis has supported and led many projects including the annual Playhouse in the Park performance benefiting the Parks Foundation. Dalambakis is also a life founder of the Women's Committee of the Phyllis W. Smale Riverfront Park, a group committed to endowing, maintaining and preserving riverfront greenspace. Dalambakis looks forward to creating new opportunities to champion the Foundation's mission to build private/public partnerships supporting the conservation and enhancement of the city's parks and greenspaces. Dalambakis brings a valuable history of community service to her role as president. She serves on the boards of the Playhouse in the Park and the Cincinnati Ballet, and is a past president of the Junior League. Dalambakis was named a Cincinnati Enquirer Woman of the Year, a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, and received the Alumni Distinguished Service Award from the University of Cincinnati.

chicken. Put in large plastic bag. Refrigerate overnight, or at least 8 hours. Preheat oven to 250. Put chickens in roasting pan. If you like, add a little chicken broth or dry white wine around the bottom of the chickens. Bake 3½ to 5 hours, uncovered, until thigh registers 180 degrees or juices run clear

O’Charley’s caramel pie. From a reader who said this pie was amazing. “I love to cook and love to try your recipe’s each week. I wanted to find out if you can re-create this caramel pie so I can make it at home. It was very rich and had a whipped cream topping top with a graham cracker crust.” Sauerbraten like Ron’s Roost. Sauce for rotisserie chicken similar to Boston Market, for Jean Verkamp. Wiedemann’s bakery shop crescent nut cookie. “The shop closed and this cookie was only available at Christmas.”

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Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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Howard shares car buying tips New vehicle sales were unexpectedly strong in January, but if you’re thinking of buying a new car I’ve got a tip that may save you time, money and embarrassment. I’ve heard from several people lately who had to return the new car they bought because of financing problems. Rob Nunn, of Union, told me, “Originally we were looking at maybe a used car, something newer but not brand new. But when we got to the dealership the sales-

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Employees of dunnhumbyUSA prepare a hearty brunch with all the fixings for guests at the Ronald McDonald House of Greater Cincinnati. More than 1,000 families every year spend time at the facility while their children receive treatment at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. In back, from left, are Kim Keefe of Miami Township, Dawn Shirley of Anderson Township, Steve Maltarich, Scott Reeling, Leroy Anthony, Chris Skiba of Loveland, Joe Conte of Hyde Park, Matthew Tripepi of Columbia-Tusculum, Kirk Jackson of Union, Ky., and Ken Wacker; in front are Linsey Knueven of Hyde Park and Danielle Hallion of Hyde Park. THANKS TO SUZANNE BLACKBURN

Association honors Flex-Pack Flex-Pack, a privately held packaging company in Loveland, accepted the 2012 Gold Flexible Packaging Association Achievement Award at the 56th annual Flexible Packaging Association Achievement Awards Feb. 22 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Flex-Pack is a domestic flexible packaging manufacturer of stand-up pouches, pre-made bags and laminated roll stock. With

more than 13 years of experience, Flex-Pack is an industry leader in the flexible packaging industry. Flex-Pack's founder, Mark Coleman, started out as an Independent Manufacturers Representative selling specialty flexible packaging materials in 1999. In 2005, he opened the first factory as Flexible Packaging Specialties and then in 2010, moved to its current location in Love-

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Where can kids play, compete in their own “TRY-athlon,” see a Sesame Street movie, fire truck, and romp on inflatables at no cost to parents? Only “Fit-Fun Day at the J” Sunday, March 25, at the Mayerson JCC. The JCC i at 8485 Ridge Road, across from Ronald Reagan highway. There will be lots of fun and free activities for all age groups throughout the J from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration in advance is requested for the adult Indoor Triathlon, three-onthree men’s basketball tournament and kids’ “TRY-athlon” (ages 6 – 12). For more information about the Indoor Triathlon or Fit-Fun Day at the J, contact Membership Director Lorri Munafo at 513.722.7239 or visit


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29th Annual All Star Baseball Cruise “Allure of the Seas”

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Triple-header to see the Dayton Dragons, Reds at GABP and Louisville Bats Accommodations, sightseeing and game tickets are included.

Two Reds games, Canyon tour, stay on the “Strip”

November 11-18

Royal Caribbean’s newest amazing ship sails the Eastern Caribbean with former and present Reds players and VIP’s

For more information on these and other trips, call 513.763.3080 or 800.989.8900 15 W. Central Pkwy. Cincinnati, OH 45202


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

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Loveland teens to be honored by YMCA

Loveland teens Nicholas Bailey, a student at St. Xavier High School; Jake Haigas, a student at Archbishop Moeller High School, and Katelyn Sussli, a student at Mount Notre Dame High School, are among 40 teens being honored by the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati for exemplifying the values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility. The 15th annual YMCA Character Awards will be April 17, at SCPA. It is sponsored by Tom Gill Chevrolet.

Bailey’s selfless actions including adopting a family for the holidays for whom he collected food, clothing and gifts. Bailey has also single handedly collected truckloads of canned goods for food pantries, volunteered for the Cincinnati Recreation Commission’s wheelchair bowling events, and currently tutors children. That sense of responsibility is carried through into everything he does. An academic honors student for the past three years, he is also a member of his

school’s Latin team, varsity crew team and Marine Biology Club. As a staff member for Unified 4 UNIFAT and president of his school’s Unified 4 UNIFAT chapter, Bailey Haigas traveled to Uganda in 2010 to visit the students it benefits. He learned that language isn’t a barrier for caring; and he helped

found Fun, Give, Life 5K which raises money for the Uganda school. aigas also keeps busy with other diverse activities including running on the varsity cross country Sussli team, being a Eucharistic minister, and serving on Moeller’s Youth Philanthropy Council, the decision making body for student service project

grants. Sussli is an executive board member for her school’s Youth Philanthropy Council and a philanthropy ambassador for a larger community-wide efHaigas fort with the same purpose – to teach teens about civic responsibility by researching and granting money to nonprofits.

Her inspiring actions earned her the first Roger Grein Spirit of Philanthropy Award; and in Sussli’s style, instead of keeping her gift she carefully selected the right charity to which she’d give it. Sussli’ engaged nearly half of her school in raising more than $25,000 for Relay for Life benefitting the American Cancer Society. Tickets for the YMCA Character Awards Event are $25 per adult and $10 per youth; and can be purchased by calling (513) 2463205.

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Friday, March 30, 7:30 - 8:45pm Ages 12 and Under Join us for our 10th annual moonlight egg hunt. Get ready for a spectacle of Magic and Grand Illusions with Illusionist, Phil Dalton. The performance begins at 7:30PM with the egg hunt to follow (approx. 8:30PM). In case of inclement weather, check our website.

Hop aboard the Easter Bunny Express for a train ride to visit the Easter Bunny and enjoy an Easter egg hunt.




Adults $13 ea. • Children (5-16) $10 ea. Toddler (2-4) $6 ea. • Under 24 mo. Free

Great Door Prizes

(Regularly $18.50/adult, $15.50/child and $8.50/toddler)

Saturday - March 31st at 2:30 PM Saturday - April 7th at 2:30 PM. *Arrive 15 minutes prior to ride time

HURRY! Quantities are limited! Call 513.768.8577. Credit Card payments only. Tickets are non-refundable.

All proceeds from ticket sales benefit The Enquirer’s Newspapers In Education (NIE) program. For more information about NIE please visit CE-0000499299 CE-0000502827

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RELIGION The annual Jerusalem Market for the young ones will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 31. The event features games, crafts and food reminiscent of ancient life in Jerusalem. Christian-Muslim Relations is being studied by the Adult Forum. The basis for the eightweek series is material prepared by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and looks at both the Christian faith and the Muslim faith. The forum meets at 9:45 a.m. Sunday mornings. All are welcome. The Women’s Bible Study is studying the Book of Samuel. The eight-week study is a part of the Book of Faith Series. The women meet on Wednesdays 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Childcare is provided and guests are welcome. Lenten services will include “Holden Evening Prayer,” a simplistic and moving musical worship setting written for the Holden Village Retreat Center in Washington State. These services conclude at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. On March 28, a light soup supper will be offered at 6:15 p.m., prior to worship. Call 793-3288 for more information. Sunday worship services are at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. with programs for all ages at 9:45 a.m. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288,

Epiphany United Methodist Church

The church will have its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m.

DEATHS Jake Howell

Jake Howell, 19, of Loveland died March 8. Surived by wife, Katherine Jelley Howell; daughter, Addison Grace Howell; parents Scott and Julie Fries Howell; brother, Michael Howell; sisters Chrashel Howell and Christen Jackson; grandmothers Eileen Fries and Letha Howell; greatHowell grandmother, Marie Howell; and in-laws David and Diane Jelley. Preceded in death by grandfathers David Fries and William Howell. Services were March 13 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Cincinnati. Memorials to: Jake Howell Memorial Fund for Addison Howell in care of PNC Bank, 10600 Loveland-Madeira Road, Loveland, OH 45140.

Saturday, March 31. The event is free and open to all children. Refreshments will be provided. Call the church office with questions. The church is having a workshop for blended families. Join Meg King, a certified stepfamily coach through the National Stepfamily Foundation ( for this six-week workshop for blended families. Christian values and behaviors will be the underlying foundation of this course and will help guide couples through the ups and downs of this unique stepfamily dynamic. The workshop will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Feb. 23. For information or to register, e-mail King at The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 677-9866.

Loveland Presbyterian Church The church is having its annuall spring garage sale from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, March

31. The sale will take place in Nisbet Hall, Butterfly Pavilion and the barn behind the church. Many items will be free. Food will be available for sale. Signs will be placed in strategic locations in the area. For directions, call the church. Sunday worship time is 10 a.m. followed by fellowship classes and Sunday School classes. The church has a youth group for seventh- through 12thgrade. The church is at 360 Robin, Loveland; 683-2525;; and on Facebook.

Loveland United Methodist Church

Lenten sermon series, “24 Hours that Changed the World” began Sunday, Feb. 26. Sunday morning chapel is 8:15 a.m.; 9:30 a.m. is the Engage! contemporary service; and 11 a.m. is the classic traditional service. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for children is 11 a.m. for ages 4 through sixth-grade. Nursery care will be provided

all morning on Sunday. Visit, Facebook, or call the church office at 683-1738 to find out about all the ministry offerings at Loveland UMC. The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738; Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m.

PromiseLand Church

The church is hosting Prayer Revival every Tuesday beginning at 7:30 p.m. Open format. Everyone is welcome to come and pray. Sunday Worship Service is at 11 a.m.


The church is located at 6227 Price Road, Loveland; 6775981,

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

A Lenten study using “24 Hours that Changed the World” by Adam Hamilton meets at 4 p.m. Sunday afternoons and continues through Palm Sunday, April 1. The OPALS (Older People with Aacti ve Lifestyles) will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Wednesday, March 21, at the Dingle House Irish Pub. Call the church to reserve a spot. Sunday worship services are 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401;



River Hills Christian Church

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 "When Love Speaks: I am Thirsty"

In Memoriam

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

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

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

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Traditional Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Full childcare & church school at all services. 513-677-9866 Dr. Doug Damron, Sr. Pastor (across from the Oasis Golf Club) Rev. Lisa Kerwin, Assoc. Pastor

6635 Loveland Miamiville Rd Loveland, OH 45140

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

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POLICE REPORTS Loveland Arrests/citations

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Juvenile, 17, criminal damaging/endangering, March 6. Evan W. Patterson, 27, 4222 Edinburgh Place, theft-petty, March 7. Timothy D. Oberding, 26, 278 E. Kemper Road, consumption of liquor n a motor vehicle, operating a vehicle impairedblood .08 to .169; operating a vehicle impaired, failure to yield making left turn, improper turn/fail to signal turn, March 10.

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Assault At 660 Park Ave., March 6. Consumption of liquor in motor vehicle At 1076 Wilmington Drive, March 10. Criminal damaging/endangering At 1015 W. Main St., March 9. Drug paraphernalia-use/possess, drug abuse-possess/use At 309 S. Riverside Drive, March 11. Menacing by stalking At 126 S. Lebanon Road, March 12. Petty theft At 20 Grear Millitzer Place, March 7. Runaway At 1220 Sunrise Drive, March 9.

MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Terry M. Phillips, 24, 14 Meadow Drive No. 2, assault, Feb. 29. Matthew N. Clark, 20, 734 Sycamore, underage consumption, March 1. Jessie Bauman, 31, 12 Meadow Drive No. 35, domestic violence, March 1. Mark S. Hartwell, 46, 1194 Wintercrest Circle, confinement of canine, March 1. Juvenile, 17, underage consumption, March 2. Nicholas C. Ryberg, 20, 317 Whispering Pines, leaving scene, drug paraphernalia, drug possession, underage alcohol possession, March 2. Kevin D. Volker, 18, 624 Cedarville, possession of deadly weapon in school, falsification, March 1. Todd A. Penix, 28, disorderly conduct, criminal damage, March 2. Johnny R. Ballard, 48, disorderly conduct, criminal damage, March 2. Matthew N. Hyre, 19, 5600 Pleasant View, drug paraphernalia, underage consumption, March 4. Juvenile, 13, possession of deadly weapon in school, March 2.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing Male stated he was threatened at 6205 Melody Lane, March 2. Assault Male was assaulted at 10 Meadow Drive, Feb. 29. Criminal damage Two tires cut on vehicle at 6000 Melody Lane, March 2.

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Loveland, Chief Tim Sabransky, 583-3000 » Miami Township, Chief Stephen Bailey, 248-3721 » Symmes Township, Lt. Tom Butler, 774-6351 or 683-3444 Two windows broken in residence at 28 Oak View, March 3. Criminal trespass Trespassing reported in home at 6238 Hickory Bark, Feb. 29. Deadly weapon at school Male student possessed knife at Milford Junior High at Wolfpen Pleasant Hill Road, March 1. Deadly weapon at school, falsification Student possessed firearm at Live Oaks at Buckwheat Road, March 1. Domestic violence At Ohio 131, March 1. Missing Male juvenile reported missing at 5700 block of Observation Court, Feb. 28.


1525 Loveland Ave.: Sears Michael Scott to Rohlfs Michael & Lindsay; $124,400. 808 Glendon Drive: Mulhollen John E. & Tina L. to Palmer Jacob; $131,500.


502 Blackhawk Trail, Gary Morgan to Chad Campbell, $149,000. 5722 Buckwheat Road, Burnet Captial LLC to Lydo Properties LLC, $33,500. 11800 Buckwheat Road, No. 250,

Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Burnet Capital LLC, $30,000. 5451 Carolyn Lane, Shirley Horner to Sarah Jolley, $109,500. 653 Cooper Cove Court, Hal Homes/Willows Bend LLC to Kyle & Sara Kinzie, $115,000. 6681 Dressage Lane, William & Laurel Tipton to Erik & Michelle

Mueller, 5.6340 acre, $600,000. 5497 Enterprise Drive, Karen Conrad Sawyer & Charles Sawyer to Randall Call & Jennifer Zent-Call, $225,000. 1314 Gatch Court, Bee Lane LLC to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC, $75,000. 677 Milford Hills Drive, Estate of Paul Cunningham to Cole Rhoten, $80,500.

to The Kenwood’s upcoming event! March 29 at 2:00 – 5:30 p.m.

A Health and Wellness Expo & Panel Discussion Join local entertainer Nancy James as she moderates a discussion with representatives from Scripps Gerontology Center, the Arthritis Foundation, Genesis Healthcare and Insightful Directions. Visit wellness stations throughout The Kenwood—from the therapy spa to the bistro—to learn how they can positively impact your health. Parking will be provided. Food and refreshments will be available throughout the day!

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