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Student asks council for crosswalk By Jason Hoffman

Loveland Middle School student Autumn Binford proposed the city install a pedestrian-controlled, crosswalk-lighting system in the south crosswalk at the intersection of Preakness Lane/Arcaro Drive intersection of South Lebanon Road, to move the city closer to what she calls a culture of pedestrian safety. “This critical crosswalk is the bridge between six neighborhoods,” Binford said. “It is an uncontrolled, marked crosswalk on a 35-mph road that had 10,872 cars per day in 2008, according to a Loveland city study.” Binford previously had pro-

posed the system to city council, and presented council with a bid from the Carmanah Co. to sell the necessary equipment to her grandfather, Oliver Binford, for $5,650. The bid was accompanied by a promise that a qualified contractor would install the crosswalk at no cost to the city, but it is unclear who the contractor would be. Loveland City Manager Tom Carroll, who will present a recommendation on the crosswalk situation to council April 23, said he fears the system would give a false sense of security and not solve the problem of distracted drivers not paying attention to crosswalks. “The fundamental concern has always been that whatever

we do as a city, we have to improve safety,” Carroll said. “I don’t want to put in a device, banner or beacon that gives people a false sense of security.” The problem with the proposed system, Carroll said, is that pedestrians would push the button and step out into the street and potentially be hit by a car. “If I push a button and feel that gives me the right of way, I still have to count on someone to yield,” Carroll said. Other cities in the area have experienced similar issues with systems similar to the one Binford is proposing. Madeira officials are moving ahead with a program to replace the in-

Autumn Binford, left, presents her ideas for creating what she calls a culture of public safety to Loveland City Council Tuesday, April 9. JASON HOFFMAN/THE COMMUNITY PRES

ground system with an overhead system with higher visibility because of concerns over the safety of pedestrians in downtown Madeira. Carroll will report his findings to council at the April 23

meeting at city hall on Loveland Avenue. Want to know more about Loveland Schools, government and community? Follow Jason Hoffman on Twitter: @jhoffman_cp.

Loveland Show Choir best in nation Wins three-day competition hosted at Grand Ole Opry


By Jason Hoffman

LOVELAND — Students in the Loveland High School Show Choir brought home the nation’s highest award from one of its most legendary stages. The 82-member choir was named Grand Champion of the Show Choir Nationals in Nashville, Tenn., at the Grand Ole Opry April 4-6. The competition was the culmination of years of hard work, said Shawn Miller, Show Choir director, and proved how special this year’s group was. “This is our finest group ever,” Miller said. “They are the most intelligent group I’ve ever worked with.” Despite finishing second in a local competition a month prior to the Nashville trip, the choir was able to look at their situation and continued to work to become the best, Miller said. The choir had been to the national contest once before, finishing eighth in 2010. Miller’s work with the choir is remarkable, said Chris Kloesz, Loveland High School principal, and the way the students carry themselves under his guidance sets a great example for the rest of the high school and the community.

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Parents and a police and fire escort welcomed home the Loveland High School Show Choir after it claimed the title Grand Champions at the Show Choir Nationals. THANKS TO MARTIN RICE



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bad because others didn’t.” The road to becoming national champions wasn’t easy, but Miller’s philosophy of turning nonwinning performances into teachable moments helped keep the students focused throughout the workup for the competition. Miller gave the students spring break off from rehearsing to let them enjoy being teenagers, but when they returned it was time to get back to work. “The singers and dancers were in working every day, and we had two night

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For seniors, winning the national award is the perfect culmination for years of hard work. “Every year we get better,” said Luke Walker, senior and show choir member. “There is better choreography and better vocals – everyone gets better every year.” Walker says he cried on stage when Loveland was announced as the winner. “It was pure joy to know we had won,” he said. “It was ridiculous and cool to see all the hard work we put in pay off.”

Sara Sexton, senior and show choir member, said winning the contest on the stage at the Grand Ole Opry was incredible. “It was unreal, I couldn’t grasp it at the time,” Sexton said. “It definitely made it more exciting knowing that everyone was on that stage.” The choir might perform some more concerts for the Loveland community and possibly the middle or primary schools, Miller said, but its show season ended on the highest possible note.

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LHS, LMS combine to stage ‘The Music Man’ By Chuck Gibson

It looked like trouble right here in river city when Loveland High School found themselves without a drama director for the spring production. Trouble starts with a “T,” but solution starts with “S” as in Shawn Miller, Loveland Middle School drama director, and his co-director Ginger Kronke. The two have stepped up to direct a combined cast of 116 high school and middle school students in “The Music Man” showing on stage at the Loveland High School auditorium April 17-20. “From the very first day, the high schoolers greeted the middle schoolers when they came off the bus,” Kronke said. “It has been a really good teaming.” “At first everybody was a little scared,” Miller said. “It’s been great for the high school. It’s been wonderful for the middle school.” In the show, con man Harold Hill (Sam Hoffman) comes to River City promising to create a “boys band” to keep young boys out of trouble. It begins as his elaborate con, but things change when he falls for Marian Paroo (Meghan Tegtmeier), the town librarian. Will Harold go through with his con, or stay true to his new love, Marian? “It’s pretty exciting,” Tegtmeier said. The senior faces a new challenge in the lead role. “Romance scenes are kind of a challenge because they’re awkward. I’ve never been in a lead role before; let alone have to do a romance scene with anyone. It’s been different.” It’s been a different kind of challenge for Miller and Kronke. They cast all 116 middle school and high school students who came out to stage the show. They’ve directed many of the high schoolers, like Tegtmeier, when they were in middle

The seniors have been like big brothers and sisters to the middle schoolers who are mentoring during the production of the Loveland schools' spring musical. From left: front, Megan Kiley, Ellie Schmieg and Meghan Tegtmeier; back, Kelsey Wagner, Sam Hoffman, Dean Lowry and Kate Hughes. Other seniors not pictured, but performing: Drew Kovacs and Billy Viox. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Zach Simone and Meghan Tegtmeier listen attentively to direction during a rehearsal for "The Music Man" at Loveland High School April 17-21. Tegtmeier plays her first lead as Marian Paroo, the librarian. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

school. What has the experience been like? “It’s been really fun,” Tegtmeier said. “It was really fun to have them back. They’re awesome directors. I think it’s a good experience for the middle schoolers to be part of a high school production, see older actors, make friends with upperclassmen, and not be afraid of us.” Parents expressed a lot of concern about mixing the middle school kids with the high school kids. Miller and Kronke talked to the high school kids about becoming mentors; like big brothers and sisters to the middle school kids.

“Everybody’s been learning from each other; working together,” Miller said. “All the concerns we had about mixing the two have never come to fruition. It’s about the kids. It’s not always about everything being perfect. You lose something in transition when that’s your goal.” “It’s been more of an experience for the middle school students,” said junior Nick Huber, who plays Charlie Cowell, nemesis to Harold Hill, in the show. “I see the middle schoolers as an asset to the production.” When they came together, Miller asked them to organize themselves into families. They’re talking about more than just the show. Kronke has noticed eighth-grade kids asking the high school students about classes they’ll be taking at the high school in the fall. “It gives them a taste of what they’re going to be experiencing in high school,” Huber said. “It gives them some insight about what goes on here. It gives them a good experience to learn from some of our seniors.” Sam Hoffman is one of the seniors helping the middle schoolers. He helped direct several of

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“It’s a lot of fun to work with the kids,” he said. “It’s cool to have them acting with us. I never thought I’d be acting with 7th graders as a senior in high school. It’s diverse; we have a lot of different personalities in the group. We have a lot of fun.” Hoffman, who usually plays more comedic roles, faces the challenge of transitioning Harold Hill from villainous con artist to a kind of sweet man. He says his biggest challenge is playing the romance scene with fellow senior Tegtmeier as Marian. “I’m also struggling with the romance scene. I’m awkward,” Hoffman said. “It’s so personal, all these people are watching. Like, what do I do with my hands?” Hoffman and Tegt-

meier are counting on the directors to get them past the awkwardness of that stage kiss. “They’re visionaries. They’re really good. They always have something in mind,” Hoffman said. “Mr. Miller will block the scene and tell us what to do. Mrs. Kronke will modify things like ‘Oh try this.’ Most of the time, they’re suggestions. They’re usually the best suggestion. They’re great directors. I really want to keep in touch with them.” Miller takes a simple approach. “They don’t want to kiss,” he said with a wide grin and soft laugh. “The reason they’re struggling is they haven’t had to kiss yet. Once they do, it will either become more awkward, or it will take care of itself. They’re both great. They’ll be fine.”

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The bulk of the operating cost is funded by more than $5 million in detail revenues from the county’s 59 political subdivisions using the communications center, according to the report. “Most of the cost for the system is people,” Sigman said at a recent Madeira council meeting. “We have 65 to 70 people answering about 300,000 emergency calls per year.” That’s between $36 and $60 a year if you have one of each. For a family of four with a land line and cellphone for each person, that’s as much as $150 a year. The current radio system is obsolete, and vendor Motorola will no longer service it after 2014. Parts will be difficult to acquire. At stake is the backbone of the public safety system – radio communications. Without a new radio system, dispatchers won’t know which police or fire unit is closest to the caller. That could delay response times and cost lives. County leaders turned to Republican State Sen. Bill Seitz, R-Green Township, to help get the fee approved. He supported the fee because Hamilton County townships and cities favored the idea; the

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“The city of Loveland has not received any information from Hamilton County on their proposal, but what I understand about it is that it would be a new and hefty additional tax on all phone lines not subject to voter approval.” “We would not support this. “If it happens anyway, we would expect our residents to be exempted from the tax since we provide our own dispatch center and communications for less than it would cost were we served by Hamilton County. “If it happens anyway and they won’t exempt our taxpayers, we would expect that we would get the new tax revenue since we provide a more cost-effective communications center and it would not be right to tax our residents for a service they presently get from us as part of the current tax burden and tax them for a system that does not serve our community.” – City Manager Tom Carroll


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plan offers relief from dispatch fees. Currently, every time a police car is dispatched these communities must pay a $18.30 fee to the county. “I was willing to have this discussion, but when I first brought it up the response was, ‘No way,

Jose,’” Seitz said. “It was never even seriously entertained.” All Ohioans have been paying a small fee for emergency dispatch operations on their cell phone bills. For 2013 that fee dropped from 28 cents to 25 cents.




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Ursuline announces Merit Finalists Two Loveland students on the list

Ursuline Academy's seven National Merit semifinalists have all advanced to finalist standing, and one National Achievement Scholarship semifinalist has advanced to finalist standing. The seven senior National Merit Finalists are: Catherine Brinker of Anderson Township, Megan Darlington of Mason, Erin Donnelly of Maineville, Sarah Jaun of Loveland, Emily Lotterer of West Chester Township, Elise McConnell of Love-

Ursuline Academy 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program finalists, from left: seniors Emily Lotterer, Anosha Minai, Catherine Brinker, Sarah Jaun, Candace Borders, Erin Donnelly, Megan Darlington and Elise McConnell. THANKS TO MARIANNE LANG

land and Anosha Minai of West Chester Township. The National Achievement Scholarship Finalist is senior Candace Bor-

ders of Mason. Each Merit finalist has received a Certificate of Merit. The selection of approximately

8,300 Merit Scholarship winners from the group of more than 15,000 Finalists is in progress; and in March, scholarship offers to winners will be mailed to their homes and confidential notices will be mailed to their high school principals. The National Achievement Finalist has received a Certificate of Achievement. The selection of some 800 Achievement Scholarship winners from the Finalist group is now in progress. In late February Achievement Scholarship will begin mailing scholarship offers to winners at their home addresses and confidential notices

will be mailed to their principals. In addition to the finalists, Ursuline had 13 2013 NMSC commended students: Grace Castelli of Finneytown, Shivani Desai of West Chester Township, Alexandra M. George of Mason, Patrice D. Graziani, Kelly L. Kaes of Montgomery, Kelly J. Kopchak of Sycamore Township, Holly G. Nurre of Mason, Sydney V. Ruehlmann of Indian Hill, Alexandra R. Schirmer of Maineville, Anastacia E. Taylor of Amberley Village, Kathryn L. Berus of Milford, Kaitlin M. Burnam, and Kristen N. Behrens of Anderson Township.

SCHOOLS NOTEBOOK Loveland student wins SkillsUSA medal

Members of the state champion Infinite Resistance robotics team, from left: front, Ryan Fisher (Lakota West), Freddie Tessier (Lakota West), Isabelle Tessier (Lakota West), Alex Bunk (Loveland), Nick Zhao (Mason) and Eric Ambrus (Lakota West); back, Scott Fisher (coach), Sylvie Tessier (assistant coach), Alexande Tessier (Lakota West) and John Tryger (Lakota West). THANKS TO MIKE BUNK

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CHAMPIONSHIP Team 4530 Infinite Resistance composed of students from Lakota West, Loveland, and Mason schools placed first overall in the First Tech Challenge Ohio State Championship at iSpace on the Scarlet Oaks campus. First Tech Challenge is a robotics competition developed by FIRST comprising more than 1,600 teams from the U.S., Canada, Mexico and other countries worldwide. The Ohio Championship consisted of 24 finalist robotics teams that had previously been selected from regional qualifying events in Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton held last month consisting of more than 60 teams. The championship is the culmination of six months of effort by teams to design, program and test their robots to meet the criteria in this years

“Ring It Up” challenge. The team has been invited to compete at the FIRST Robotics World Championship in St. Louis beginning April 24. In addition Team 4530 Infinite Resistance won the PTC Design Award. This judged award recognizes design elements of the robot that are both functional and aesthetic. All successful robots have innovative design aspects; however, the PTC Design Award is presented to teams that incorporate industrial design elements into their solution. Infinite Resistance team members are: » Lakota West - Eric Ambrus, Isabelle Tessier, Alexandre Tessier, Frederick Tessier, John Trygier and Ryan Fisher. » Loveland - Alex Bunk. » Mason - Nick Zhao.


FIRST Robotics is catalyst for getting students interested and involved in science, technology, engineering and math. The program creates a challenging learning environment for these students to practice hands on involvement in designing and programming sophisticated machines to carry out tasks. The skills learned are directly applicable to real world devices they will be involved with designing, engineering and programming as technology professionals. In addition to the technical challenge, teams work to create community outreach to promote science and engineering to other students. Team 4530, with its corporate sponsors of

SentriLock , Christ Hospital, and Amerigroup participated in bringing robotics to inner city S.T.E.M. schools by donating Lego Mindstorms Kits and spending time teaching other students how to build and program as well as enabling students to go to iSpace camp through scholarships. Ryan Fisher of Team 4530 Infinite Resistance was honored with the Nelson Vincent Award which recognizes an outstanding high school volunteer. Fisher gave countless hours of time and talent volunteering at iSpace robotics programming camps and working with underserved youths to foster an interest in science, technology , enginnering and math.

Fourteen Live Oaks Career Campus students will have the chance to compete against other top students in Ohio after winning medals in regional SkillsUSA competition. The event at Greene County Career Center March 9 gave students in career-technical high school programs from southwest Ohio the chance to test their skills and be judged by professionals in their field. The events being held were as varied as the career-technical programs that the students are in. Health technology students and practical nursing students showed their knowledge of medical terminology and patient care. Pre-engineering students performed precision machining, while cosmetology students painted elaborate fingernail designs and styled hair. In one room, teams of law enforcement students gathered evidence from parked cars. Local winning Live Oaks students are: Alan Copley of Loveland, gold medal in CNC turning. Those who win at state competition in April will earn the right to compete nationally.

Xavier gives dean’s awards

Jacob Prues of Donna Jay Drive in Loveland has received a Dean's Award from Xavier University. The son of Donna and Lary Prues, he will graduate from Milford High School this spring, and is active in band. He plans to major in pre-med. Andy Schmalz of Stonemasters Drive in Loveland has received a Dean's Award from Xavier University. The son of Jennifer and Ted Schmalz, he will graduate from Moeller High School this spring, and is active in athletics, mentoring and vocal ensemble. He plans to major in business.

Sycamore Twp. resident shares love of travel For most people, a high school senior trip is a once-in-alifetime experience. But for Brother Ron Luksic, director of admissions at Moeller High School, once was not enough! Luksic has chaperoned Moeller seniors to Europe for nearly 30 years, and in 2013 he is coordinating an adult trip in conjunction with the school’s charity auction gala – The Main Event. This private tour designed by Luksic offers an Italian experience with a guide who has visited and travel to Italy for years. “Our trip to Italy with Bro. Ron was one of the best experiences of our life,” said Debi Cass, a Centerville resident

who traveled to Italy with Luksic in the late 90s. “His guide knows everything there is to know about Rome, Florence, Assisi and the entire region. We saw Italy like we never expected to see it.” Luksics love of travel started in the summer of 1976 when he worked at a Marianist school in Dublin, Ireland. He got a Eurail pass and backpacked through Europe. Later, he started coordinating trips with alumni as a way to expose them to Europe. “These trips are a great way for students to end their high school careers,” Luksic said. “They spend time with 40 or 50 of their friends; they get a global experience and a lot of knowl-

edge; and they talk about the trip for years.” The adult trip planned for September is now open for registration, and you don’t have to be part of the Moeller community to benefit from Luksic’s travel experience. “So many parents said they’ve never travelled abroad before, but their kids have gone. With our theme, An Evening in Tuscany, it seemed like the right time to plan an adult trip to Italy and focus on the Tuscany region,” Luksic said. The 11-day tour includes stops in Florence, Siena, Assisi, Orvieto and Rome. Optional activities for the participants include a cooking class, a wine tasting, guided sightseeing,

dinner with the tenors, and a papal audience. “People are sometimes worried about group travel,” Luksic said. “They’re concerned that you have to keep a certain pace and participate in every planned activity. But this adult trip presents the best of both worlds” Enrollment is open for the trip, which departs Sept.16. The cost is $3,976 per person, which includes airfare, transfers, bus, hotels, daily breakfast, some dinners, wine tastings, most excursions, and sightseeing. For enrollment information and more details, contact Louise Hoelker at or call 513-791-1680, ext. 1304.

Moeller High School director of admissions Brother Ron Luksic is coordinating an adult trip in conjunction with the school's charity auction gala - The Main Event. THANKS TO JOHANNA KREMER



Editor: Melanie Laughman,, 513-248-7573


Loveland serves up spring tennis By Scott Springer

have been open for a couple of weeks for high school tennis squads. The following is a recap of some of the teams in the Loveland Herald coverage area:


Coach Jeff Sharpless’s Tigers finished third last season at 11-7 (6-2 in the old FAVC). Loveland has had 21 consecutive winning seasons. Senior Shawn Eldridge is handling first singles; junior Andrew Gordon plays second singles and sophomore Eric Shokler, third. First doubles has been senior Ben Clawson and junior Kyle Jarc, while second doubles is handled by senior Alex Genbauffe and sophomore Johan Harris. “I feel we are strong top to bottom and should challenge for the league title,” Sharpless said. Prior to last season, the Tigers had won four consecutive league crowns. Loveland is home with Moeller on April 18.


Alex Thompson picked up Greater Catholic League Coach of the Year honors for guiding the Crusaders to a second-place finish in the GCLSouth. Moeller was 4-2 in the league typically dominated by St. Xavier and 10-8 overall.

Loveland set for boys volleyball By Scott Springer

LOVELAND — While most spring sports are dependent on the weather, volleyball is not.

“I like the fact that even though only one of the 12 players on varsity was a varsity player last year, all are working hard and give it their best shot with what little practice time we get,” Swensen said. “With seven of the 12 being new this year to the sport this year, it is still enjoyable to see their desire to learn the sport and win.” The rest of the Tigers are comprised of seniors Kyle Schweer, Daniel McCarthy, Bryson McGillis, and Justin Byrd; juniors Joel Moss and Davis White; and sophomores Koby McGillis, Ian Leever and Michael Viox.



Loveland’s Eric Shokler watches his return shot during a match against CHCA at Loveland April 10. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

» Loveland held off Ursuline 8-7 on April 8. Junior Olivia Pifer got the win and struck out eight. Sophomore Maeci Ujvari had the game-winning sacrifice fly and was 2-3. Senior Phoenix Crane was 2-3 with a homer.

Boys tennis

» Loveland beat Lakota East 4-1 on April 8. Senior Shawn Eldridge and junior Andrew Gordon had singles wins. The Tigers beat CHCA 3-2 on April 10. Juniors Gordon and Ethan Conte had singles wins.


Eagles’ senior Logan Henize is another player who makes the region’s Division II landscape interesting to watch. As a junior, Henize reached the state singles tournament, and he’ll aim for a return trip as CHCA, led by coach Lynn Nabors-McNally, enters the year ranked No. 3 in the Division II coaches’ preseason poll. Ben Wittkugel, Joe Kabalin and Colin Kenney are also seniors expected to contribute, according to Nabors-McNally.


The Loveland Tigers compete on the club level in volleyball and are led by third-year coach Terri Swensen. Last year’s squad was 6-12 and Swensen returns sophomore libero Blaine Hamilton and senior outside hitter Matt Becker. Senior middle hitter Jon Vincent is also expected to be a factor along with many newcomers that are developing.

LOVELAND — The courts


Girls lacrosse

» Cincinnati Country Day got by Loveland 11-10 on April 9. The Lady Tigers rebounded with a 15-14 overtime win at Indian Hill April 11.

Loveland’s Andrew Gordon follows through on a return during a tennis match at Loveland High School against CHCA April 10. NICK

Loveland’s Ben Clawson waits for the ball to come back down during a serve attempt against CHCA at Loveland High School April 10. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE



Returning starters are seniors Logan Wacker, Brett Carlin and Mike McGrath and junior Kevin Morrison. Seniors Jack Sherman and Toby Frisch are also expected to contribute. Wacker was second team GCL-South last season and will

help the Crusaders seek a third-straight winning season. Rounding out the Moeller squad are Nick Schaeffer, Brendan Farlow and Bruno Rozzi. Moeller is at Loveland April 18 and then back home with Seven Hills on April 19.

Sportsman voting: May 1

The fifth-annual Community Press and Recorder Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Award voting period for the 2013 award will run Wednesday, May1, through Tuesday, May 22. When it’s time to vote, you’ll go to Click on the Sportsman of the Year item on the right-hand side of the page. Readers will be able to vote once a day for their favorite athlete per paper. Winners for 2013 will receive two Reds tickets courtesy of the Cincinnati Reds. Neither the articles nor ballots will count against the meter, so you do not have to be a Cincinnati Enquirer/ subscriber to vote on your favorite candidate. Email with questions and follow the hashtag #SOY2013 for updates on Twitter.

Loveland junior Hannah Bellamah attacks the CCD defense April 9. SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS

Rough week for Loveland baseball teams The following are submitted summaries from Loveland varsity and junior varsity baseball games in week two.


Game 6 – Hamilton The Tigers got behind early in this game and never recovered, losing 14-4 at home against the Big Blue for their first loss of the season. Hitting leaders in the game for Loveland include: Plitt 2-4, 2R; Bullock 1-3, 2 RBI 2B, R; David 1-1, 2B. Game 7 – Badin Loveland traveled to Hamilton Badin Tuesday and lost the second game of the season to the Rams 5-2. The Rams got off to a quick start putting their first two batters on base with a single, an error and followed by a three-run homer by T.J. Nichting to jump out to a 3-0 lead after the first inning. Hamilton scored 2 more runs in the fourth to go up 5-0. The Tigers rallied in the top of the fifth beginning with lead-off walk to Reid Waddell followed by Aaron Malloy’s first career home run, over the

left-center field fence. Hitting leaders in the game for Loveland include: Waddell 2-3, 2B, R; Malloy 1-2, RBI, HR, R. Game 8 – Lebanon Wednesday the Tigers played at Lebanon, extending their losing streak to 3 games with a heart breaking 9-8 loss . Loveland jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead after the first on a lead-off walk to Adam Beran, a single by Aaron Malloy and a walk to Darren Sackett to load the bases. Chris Sackett then brought home Beran with a sacrifice fly to right with Malloy advancing to third. Danny Tringlehoff then drove in Malloy with a single through the right side of infield. Ryne Terry followed with a double over the right-fielders head scoring Darren Sackett. In the third inning the Tigers put two more runs on the board with a lead-off walk to Malloy, who was sacrificed to second on a bunt by Darren Sackett. Chris Sackett then singled bring in Malloy. After a ground out advanced Chris Sackett to second, Ryne

Terry drove him in with a single to left. In the fourth, after 1 out, Reid Waddell drew a base on balls and Malloy singled to put runners at first and second. A wild pitch lead to Waddell scoring with Malloy advancing all the way to third after the catcher threw the ball into left field attempting to peg Waddell at third. Darren Sackett walked to put runners on first and third, Chris Sackett then singled to drive in Malloy and move his brother to third. An errant throw by the catcher attempting to pick off the younger Sackett at first allowed the older Sackett to score from third for an 8-0 Tiger lead after 3 1/2 innings. From that point on things fell apart for the Tigers. From there Lebanon went on to score 2 in their half of the fourth, five more in the sixth and two more in the bottom of the seventh for the 9-8 come from behind victory. Hitting leaders in the game for Loveland include: Terry 3-4, 2 RBI, 2B; C. Sackett 2-3, 3 RBI, R, SF; Malloy 2-2, 3R; D. Sackett

2R, S. The Tigers end the week 5-3 overall, 2-0 in the ECC.

Junior varsity

The Loveland JV baseball team lost at home to Hamilton last Saturday 7-2. The Tigers fell behind 4-0 after the first inning, scored single runs in each of the second and third innings to cut the lead before Hamilton came back with two in the fourth and 1 in the sixth for the final score. Hitting leaders for the Tigers in the game include: Ealy 1-2, RBI; Paschal 1-3, 2B; Wilson 1-3, 2B On Tuesday the JV Tigers hosted GCL Conference member Badin, winning a five-inning run rule shortened game 14-4. What started out as a close game with each team scoring single runs in the first inning and two in the second, turned into a route with Loveland scoring three in the third and breaking the game wide open with six in the fourth. Another two runs by the Tigers in the fifth completed the runrule win. Jay Wilson (W, 2-0) started and got the win for the Tigers. Hitting leaders for the

Tigers in the game include: Paschal 3-3, 4 RBI, 3R; Ross 4-4, 2 RBI, 2B, 3R; Norton 3-4, R; Timmerman 2-4, 2 RBI, 2R; Meszaros 2-4, RBI, R: Davis 1-1, 2 RBI, R; Roberts 1-2, RBI; Cox 1-2, RBI, 2R; Lakes 1-4, RBI. Wednesday the Loveland JV squad took on Lebanon at home, losing a game which at first looked to be a sure win. The Tigers scored two runs in the first, followed by four in the third and another two in the fourth to take an 8-2 lead. But the JV Warriors came roaring back in the fifth scoring 9 runs to take an 11-8 lead. The Tigers scored a single run in each of the fifth and seventh innings around another run by Lebanon in their seventh for the disappointing 12-10 loss. Hitting leaders for the Tigers in the game include: Norton 2-4, 3 RBI, 3B, 2B, R; Wilson 3-5, RBI, 3B, 2B 2R; Roberts 3-5, RBI, 2R; Timmerman 2-3, 2 RBI, 2R; Paschal 1-3, 2 RBI; Ross 2-5, RBI, R; Lakes 1-4, RBI, 2B. The JV Tigers conclude the week with a 4-3 record, 1-1 in the ECC.



Editor: Dick Maloney,, 248-7134




Want to be an Olympic athlete? When you watch the Olympics what word comes to mind? Probably, amazing! As you watch athletes perform these amazing feats of power and strength you probably also think to yourself, “I could do that. I could train. I could compete.” Your heart starts racing, a grin spreads across your face, you hit the weights later that afternoon, go for a jog with “Eye of The Tiger” playing in your ear buds, you imagine people cheering your name. A former college athlete, I didn’t want to stop competing, but being terrified of roller coasters and not a fan of traveling at fast speeds, not to mention I grew up about 800 miles from the nearest skeleton track, I never dreamed I would find my-

self zooming down a mile of ice at the Olympic Training Center with thoughts of competing for Patrick Harner the U.S. NaCOMMUNITY PRESS tional Team. Now, I GUEST COLUMNIST didn’t go on to compete in the Olympic Games or on the U.S. National Team, but I did take that laborious journey to train towards that goal, the journey of a lifetime, and this is possible for a lot of other athletes as well. Skeleton is a world shrouded in mystique. I’d like to remove that mystery and make skeleton accessible to you. Skeleton is similar to luge

or bobsled, but one person, on a tiny sled, cruises down an ice track, head first, with the athlete’s chin inches from the ice, navigating hair-pin turns, at speeds up to 85 miles per hour and experiencing up to 4Gs. Wow! How do you get involved? » Get recruited. Send your athlete resume in to http:// The coaches aren’t looking for athletes who grew up doing the sport, they just want athletes. There will be a mini-combine in Loveland. » Get training. The coaches are recruiting fit, strong, powerful athletes. Don’t worry about not knowing how to pilot a sled, they’ll teach you. » Get competing. Compete in a mini-combine. NRG Fitness of Loveland and myself

will be hosting such a combine.ou’ll be tested in six of the eight events that Olympic sliding athletes are tested in and your score will be sent to the Olympic Training Center. You may be invited to a recruitment camp. » Get to skeleton school. You’ll spend the week sliding with other recruits from around North America and with Don Hass, a former Olympian. If you don’t get invited just go ahead and sign up for a skeleton school, even if you’re just curious. It will be an experience to treausure! It’s been almost four months since I cruised down the Lake Placid Track at 70 miles per hour with the ice speeding inches under my face. What a rush! I hope you

can get involved too. Really, anyone can get involved, do a mini-combine, try out a skeleton school, but to excel at the sport, takes a whole lot, including commitment, time, talent, and money. How will you ever know if you can compete at that level unless you try? Here’s the opportunity. The time is ripe! Who knows, maybe someday folks will look at you and go, “Wow! Amazing!” Patrick Harner trained in the sport of skeleton. He competed in two national skeleton combines and two national push championships. He works for NRG Fitness as a personal trainer in Loveland. He lives in Loveland with his wife, Leah. Contact him at

Senior Services builds seventh facility If you ride down College Drive in Batavia, you will see the construction site of Dimmitt Woods senior housing complex. The building is under roof, which allows the interior to be worked on all winter. The project is scheduled for occupancy around the end of May or early June. This is the seventh senior housing project spearheaded by Clermont Senior Services. Dimmitt Woods is a 40-unit apartment building, and is rent subsidized. All units are carpeted and have individually controlled air conditioning and heating. In addition,

each unit has emergency medical pull cords, sprinkler systems and smoke detectors. An elevator, coinoperated launLinda Eppler CARING & SHARING dry room, library and community room are available for resident use. These common rooms are important because they promote friendships and socialization among residents. The new residents in each building have commented on how

much they love their new home and how nicely decorated are the commons rooms. They enjoy spending time with their neighbors. Dimmitt Woods is an independent living facility. However, supportive services, such as personal care, homemaking, Meals-on-Wheels and transportation are available through Clermont Senior Services. These services often make the difference in a senior living independently. “We are excited about the opening of our newest senior apartment building and delighted to be able to offer a

broad range of services to the residents,” said Cindy Gramke, executive director, Clermont Senior Services. The agency provides these and other services to eligible Clermont County residents. Applicants must be at least 62 years of age and meet certain income guidelines. Rent is based on each individual’s monthly net income. All utilities are included in the monthly rent except telephone. Anyone who would like more information about this building and others in Clermont County should call Linda

Arnold at 513-688-1700. It will fill up quickly, so call soon. Applications from residents of the Village of Batavia and Batavia Township will be given first priority in filling Dimmitt Woods. As in the case of our other six senior housing facilities, we anticipate that all units will be leased at occupancy. An open house dedication program will be announced in the spring.

pregnancy is the result of rape or coercive sex in a situation where the pregnant woman will have no support or fears for her safety. The federal judge made the correct decision. “People who are opposed to birth control can exercise their beliefs through education and social reform to make it easier for women to bear children when parental or spousal support is absent. “The simple fact is that the United States does a lousy job of providing for unwanted children. Until we fix that, people have no right to try to impose their beliefs about reproduction and birth control on others. “We practice freedom of religion in this nation, which is or should be understood to be freedom of belief, since all religion is belief. That is a two-way street. “Freedom to embrace your ideals and freedom from other

people’s ideals. We haven’t done a very good job of recognizing that restricting access to birth control is imposing the views of one group on another, and it’s time we put this issue in its proper perspective.”

Linda Eppler is director of Community Services for Clermont Senior Services.

CH@TROOM April 3 question Planners expect people to drive or take a bus to one of the stations along a proposed commuter rail line from downtown Cincinnati to Milford. Would you ride a commuter train to downtown for work or a Reds or Bengals game if you had to drive or take a bus to get to a train station? Why or why not?

“I’m from Denver, where the light rail system has made a huge difference in reducing traffic congestion and parking issues in the downtown area. It is far better to drive to a train station and know you can park conveniently versus taking your chances downtown (and paying exorbitant garage rates). Everybody benefits – less congestion, less pollution, increased foot traffic and more spending in downtown. So the sooner, the better!” L.P.W.

April 10 question A federal judge ruled April 5 that age restrictions on over-thecounter sales of the morning-after pill must end within 30 days. Should there be age restrictions on the morning-after pill? Why or why not?”

“If you are old enough to say yes to the boy you are old enough to have second thoughts. How many of you parents want to be raising your children’s babies? “This is nothing about mor-

NEXT QUESTION Does North Korea’s threat of a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the U.S. and its restart of a reactor that generates weapons-grade plutonium concern you. 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.

als. It is about bringing unwanted and poorly cared for children into the world. A girl should have some choice other than an abortion.” F.S.D.

“There is no age restriction on having sex, so why should there be an age restriction on the morning-after pill. “Until these kids, both male and female, understand about sex, responsibility, and commitment, whether they use the pill or not, we all must pay the consequences of raising their kids and supporting them through some agency.” D.J.

“No age restriction. With any medication sold over-thecounter there is always potential for abuse and overuse. However, it was repeatedly noted that the side effects are not very significant. “There has been a lot of research that’s been done that indicates teens can follow the in-



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structions for this medicine. That said, when it comes to any form of birth control it’s important for women/girls to educate themselves on the benefits and risks of taking hormone medication, and the best way to do that is to speak with a parent, doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.” K.S.

“Should there be restrictions on the sale of the morning-after pill? Yes, but society is changing, and I am not sure that these restrictions will continue to be observed. “There are restrictions on the ages of people who want to buy cigarettes and alcohol; why not the pill? I think the answer is that the liberals among us want to remove all restrictions and stigmas on sexual activity of any kind by anyone, and they appear to be succeeding.” Bill B.

“There is no age restriction on when a woman can become pregnant. Although there are religious and social beliefs that parents have the right to be involved in a minor’s decisions on matters like this most healthy families don’t need a law to require a young woman to consult her parents. “The only situations where this comes into play is in unhealthy families, such as where parents are abusive, involved in the minor’s pregnancy or have failed to indoctrinate their child in their radical religious beliefs. Or when the


“I have yet to see an analysis of the judge who made this ruling. All too often the media focuses on the rulings and ignores the person(s) giving them. “One has to wonder why some judge, somewhere in America believes he has the power to order every last pharmacy in this great and vast land to obey his command. Even the president and Congress have no such power. “If a pharmacy disobeys the judge will he dispatch Storm Troopers to the scene?” R.V.

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Terry Kearns, John Wolff, and Jim Kearney perform a song from "Love is in the Air" at Montgomery Community Church in February. THANKS TO LSC TRAVELING DANCE TROUPE

Musical revue brings love songs to Loveland stage By Chuck Gibson


Karen Ballard and John Wolff show some of the hijinks they'll bring to the Loveland Stage Company Theater with "Love is in the Air" April 19-21. THANKS TO LSC TRAVELING DANCE TROUPE

The musical revue “Love is in the Air” comes home to the Loveland Stage Company stage April 19-April 21. Produced by Nina Werle and directed by Connie Hatfield, with musical direction by Denny Duvall, the Loveland Stage Company’s Traveling Song & Dance Troupe took to the road with a musical revue of love songs in February. Now, they’re bringing it to the big stage for three performances during one weekend only. “After two successful performances in the community, we are thrilled to follow the spring production of ‘Millie’ to complement the season’s fantastic shows,” Hatfield said. The cast of Denny Duvall, John Wolf, Tom Davis, Terry Kearns, Deb Giehl, Karen Ballard, Meghan McLeish, Mona Hockman, Jim Kearney and Al Sagrati entertain with a playful romp through love songs like “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Making Whoopee,” and many others choreographed by Marjory Clegg. You’ll also be treated to the dazzling dance routines of Loveland Premier Tumbling & Dance. “We are fortunate to be adding the Premier Tumbling & Dance to the show,” Hatfield said. “These lovely little ladies will be a super addition to our cast.” The song and dance troupe will share the story of love with dance during songs like “Hernando’s Hideaway” (Pajama Game) or “After Midnight,” and may surprise you with Mona Hockman’s beautiful rendition of “Speak Softly Love” – theme from “Godfather.” In another

» Where: Loveland Stage Company Theater » When: 7:30 p.m. April 19 and April 20; 2 p.m. April 21. » Tickets: $10 at door, by phone: 513-443-4572, online: .

A sign in the Loveland Stage Company Theater window announces the upcoming musical revue "Love is in the Air" on stage April 19-21. THANKS TO LSC TRAVELING DANCE TROUPE

twist, Hockman joins her operatic style with the hijinks of three (stooges) of the stage behind her during Carmen’s “Habanero.”

“She’s from Romania and she is an operatic trained voice,” Hatfield said. “We’re doing a little humor behind that. I have the three stooges coming on dancing behind her and stealing each other’s hats until she hits that final high note that breaks the glass.” Hockman sings “Speak Softly Love” in Italian, but with English subtitles projected above the stage so the audience can follow. Hatfield says her voice is so amazing you’ll just want to stop whatever you’re doing to listen. “We’re doing a kind of variety show,” Hatfield said. “We have a lot of things going on.” Al Sagrati sings "Fly me to the Moon" while John Wolff and Karen Ballard dance during their road show in February. THANKS TO LSC TRAVELING DANCE TROUPE




Art & Craft Classes

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Open Create, 7-9 p.m., Hyatt Art Studio, 7813 Laurel Ave., Choose surface you want to paint on and receive individual attention as you paint artwork for your home or garden. $25. 561-0677; Madeira.

Art Exhibits

Dance Classes

The Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati’s 120th Juried Exhibition, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. Works by various artists. 2723700; Mariemont.

Zumba, 6-7 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Latin-based cardio workout. Ages 18 and up. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Civic Sweater Drive, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Benchmark Outdoor Outfitters, 9525 Kenwood Road, All sweaters are donated to Ohio Valley Goodwill. Receive $10 coupon toward future purchase. Through April 30. 791-9453; Blue Ash.

Drink Tastings Diva Wine Dinner, 6-8 p.m., Kroger Harper’s Point, 11390 Montgomery Road, Ladies Night in Napa Dinner in private room. Drinking Mirabelle Brut Rose, Miner Viognier, Raymond Sommelier and Venge Scouts Honor. Accompanying menu. $35. Reservations required. 247-7740. Symmes Township.

Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party, 6-7 p.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, 4865 Duck Creek Road, Classes incorporate variety of dance styles, including jazz, hip-hop, Latin, jive and more danced to popular music. $10. 617-9498; Madisonville. Core Adrenaline, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Blend functional strength training movements with Pilates sequences. Ages 18 and up. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. MELT Method, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Unique hands-off bodywork approach that helps prevent pain, heal injury and erase negative effects of aging and active living. Ages 18 and up. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Camp Crush, 6-7 a.m. and 6-7 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Run the gamut of strength, endurance and heartpumping drills. Recommended for intermediate to advanced clients only. Ages 18 and up. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Gentle Moves and Strength, 3-4 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Learn to safely work with your limitations and enjoy exercising your body. Ages 18 and up. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Yoga/Pilates Infusion, 5-6 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Contemporary blend of flowing yoga movements and core-centric Pilates sequences. Ages 18 and up. $10-$15. 2908217; Blue Ash. Hatha Yoga, 7-8 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Gentle introductory journey into the world of yoga. Ages 18 and up. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

On Stage - Student Theater Hello, Dolly!, 7:30 p.m., Madeira High School, 7465 Loannes Drive, Medert Auditorium. Theatre department presents timeless musical. $10. Reservations required. 891-8222; / Madeira.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. Through April 25. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Youth room. Big book/

Exercise Classes

An interpretive sign explaining the story of John Schenck and his family's deception of Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan stands outside the Schenck's house in Deer Park. The sign is part of the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail, organized by the Ohio Civil War Trail Commission and the Ohio Historical Society. Deer Park Library will host a program about Morgan’s Raid through Hamilton County at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 23. David Mowery of Cincinnati Civil War Roundtable will plot the trail of Morgan’s Raid in Hamilton County. Deer Park Branch Library is at 3970 E. Galbraith Road. Free. Registration required. 369-4450. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS discussion meeting. Brown bag lunch optional. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Donations accepted. 673-0174; Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, APRIL 19 Art Exhibits The Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati’s 120th Juried Exhibition, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 2723700; Mariemont.



Civic Sweater Drive, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Benchmark Outdoor Outfitters, 791-9453; Blue Ash.

Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party, 10-11 a.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; Madisonville.

On Stage - Student Theater

Sweater Drive, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Benchmark Outdoor Outfitters, 791-9453; Blue Ash.

Hello, Dolly!, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Madeira High School, $10. Reservations required. 891-8222; / Madeira.

Exercise Classes

On Stage - Theater

Camp Crush, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Go, Dog. Go!, 6:30-8 p.m., Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road, Gymnasium. Playhouse in the Park Off the Hill production. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Free. Reservations required. 745-8550. Blue Ash. Love is in the Air, 7:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $10. 443-4572; Loveland.

Health / Wellness Health Screenings, 10 a.m.noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, 7319 Montgomery Road, Body Mass Index, blood pressure screening, stress test screening, weight analysis, 10-point consultation and 10-minute hydro-massage. Free. Appointment required. 784-0084. Silverton. Pre-Diabetes Class, 9-11 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. 686-6820; Kenwood.

On Stage - Student Theater Hello, Dolly!, 7:30 p.m., Madeira High School, $10. Reservations required. 891-8222; / Madeira.

On Stage - Theater Love is in the Air, 7:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 S. Second St., Playful musical tribute to favorite love songs. $10. Through April 21. 443-4572; Loveland.

SATURDAY, APRIL 20 Art & Craft Classes Open Create, Noon-5 p.m., Hyatt Art Studio, $25. 561-0677; Madeira. Parents Night Out, 5-9:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Face painting, cornhole, juggling, themed relay races, obstacle courses and more. Bring brown bag lunch. Ages 2-12. $30. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Art Events Artist Collection: An Open House, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Wildflowers Cottage, 6377 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Six local artists showcasing jewelry, paintings/ drawings, pottery, mosaics and fiber. Light refreshments. Free. 732-0866. Loveland.

Art Exhibits The Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati’s 120th Juried Exhibition, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 2723700;

Runs / Walks Rat Race, 5:30 p.m., Nisbet Park, 210 Railroad Ave., Registration from 4-5:25 p.m. 10K runners begin 5:30 p.m. 5K runners start 5:32 pm. 5K for walkers and strollers 5:34 pm. 5K Fitness Walk and 5K run/10K run. Flat, fast course begins near Paxton’s Grill and Loveland bike trail ending near park. Post-event party with refreshments, beer, food, music, entertainment and a Health Expo. Benefits CancerFree KIDS, CityLink Center and Girls on the Run. $35-$30. Registration required. 235-8153; Loveland.

Special Events Nick Verreos, 1 p.m., Macy’sKenwood, 7800 Montgomery Road, Second Floor, Impulse Department. Preview the season’s trends. “Project Runway” season two finalist will showcase the five spring essentials that can take anyone’s wardrobe from drab to fab. With light refreshments and music. Take home gift with purchase. Free. 745-8980; Kenwood.

SUNDAY, APRIL 21 Art & Craft Classes Canvas and Cupcakes at the Barn, 1-2:30 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Children create winter-themed painting on canvas alongside instructor Keli Oelerich, and enjoy a cupcake. All materials supplied including take-home canvas. $15. 859-8668777; Mariemont. Open Create, Noon-5 p.m., Hyatt Art Studio, $25. 561-0677; Madeira.

Art Exhibits The Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati’s 120th Juried Exhibition, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 2723700; Mariemont.

Civic Sweater Drive, Noon-5 p.m., Benchmark Outdoor Outfitters, 791-9453; Blue Ash.

Dining Events Celebration 2013: Hope Continues, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Oasis Golf Club and Conference Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road, By-the-bite and sippingsoup event. Includes silent and live auction. Featuring 20-plus restaurants including Tano, Ferrari’s, Bella Luna, Keystone Bar & Grill, Lobsta Bakes of Maine and more. Ages 21 and up. Benefits Inter Parish Ministry. $45. Table of 10: $430. Reservations required. 561-3932; Loveland.

Pilates Playground, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Works entire body through series of movements performed with control and intention. Ages 18 and up. $15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Camp Crush, 6-7 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Gentle Moves and Strength, 3-4 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Yoga/Pilates Infusion, 5-6 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Vinyasa Yoga, 7-8 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Fluid style of Hatha Yoga incorporates elements of Ashtanga yoga in an inspiring, heat-producing workout. Ages 18 and up. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Holiday - Earth Day

David Broza, 7-9 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Multiplatinum singer-songwriter. Free. Reservations required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

Earth Day Extravaganza, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., M&R Recycling, 1272 Ohio 28, Premium pricing on all material. Free food and chance to win can crusher, cash or a 32-inch flat-screen TV with every transaction. 575-0661; Loveland.

On Stage - Theater

Music - Acoustic

Music - Concerts

Love is in the Air, 2 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $10. 443-4572; Loveland.

Runs / Walks Run for the Lions, 8:30 a.m., Ursuline Academy, 5535 Pfeiffer Road, A flat course for runners and walkers of all ages with children in strollers. Breakfast provided by First Watch and Vonderhaar’s Catering. Mass is optional 7:30 a.m. Family friendly. Benefits Ursuline Academy of Cincinnati. $25, $15 students; before April 18. Registration required. 791-5794, ext. 1218; Blue Ash.

Shopping Cincinnati Music Collectors’ Convention, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road, Music show and sale. Recycled, out-of-print and hard-to-find phonograph records and CDs, DVDs, tapes and music-related items. Free parking. $3, free ages 11 under with adult. 317-882-3378. Blue Ash.

MONDAY, APRIL 22 Business Classes National Social Security Advisor Training Class, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Premier Social Security Consulting, 4555 W. Lake Forest Drive, Suite 650. Through April 23. For CPAs, enrolled agents, financial advisors and insurance agents. Educational training on navigating Social Security in order to help clients optimize lifetime benefits. Ages 21 and up. $295. Reservations required. 251-5707; Blue Ash.

Civic Sweater Drive, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Benchmark Outdoor Outfitters, 791-9453; Blue Ash.

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. 351-5005; Madeira.

Bob Cushing, 8-11 p.m., Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 LovelandMadeira Road, 791-2753. Symmes Township.

Music - Classical Encore! Linton Chamber Music Series, 7:30 p.m., Congregation Beth Adam, 10001 Loveland-Madeira Road, Leon Fleisher, pianist, performs Brahms. Bella Hristova performs with Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson and Ida Kavafian. $30, $10 students. 381-6868; Loveland.


Holiday - Earth Day Earth Day Extravaganza, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., M&R Recycling, 575-0661; Loveland.

Home & Garden Get the Dirt on Backyard Composting, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Madeira City Building, 7141 Miami Ave., Learn how to balance a compost bin, what materials are compostable and some troubleshooting. Free. Registration required. 946-7734; Madeira.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24 Art & Craft Classes Portrait Painting and Drawing Class, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Drawing and Painting from a clothed model. $120 per session of four classes. Reservations required. 259-9302. Mariemont. Free Knitting Classes, 7-8:30 p.m., Milford Heights Church of Christ, 1646 Ohio 28, Basic knitting techniques, fresh ideas and short devotional time. Free. 575-1874. Milford.

Civic Sweater Drive, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Benchmark Outdoor Outfitters, 791-9453; Blue Ash.

Cooking Classes Easy Healthy Mediterranean with Liliana Gebran, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, $50. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

Dance Classes Zumba, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, $15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Zumba, 6-7 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Exercise Classes Pilates Playground, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Health / Wellness

Sweater Drive, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Benchmark Outdoor Outfitters, 791-9453; Blue Ash.

Acute Leukemia: How Much Treatment Do I Need?, 6-7 p.m., Jewish Hospital, 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Conference Rooms A and B. With Dr. James Essell. Free. Registration required. 956-3729; Kenwood.

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Line Dancing, 6-7 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Music from variety of genres. Ages 18 and up. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Town Hall Lecture: Lisa Ling, 8-9 p.m., Sycamore Junior High School, 5757 Cooper Road, TV journalist speaks. Ages 18 and up. $120 series of four lectures; $40 single lecture. 684-1632; Montgomery. Town Hall Lecture: Lisa Ling, 11 a.m.-noon, Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Road, TV journalist speaks. Ages 18 and up. $120 series of four lectures; $40 single lecture. 684-1632; Montgomery.


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It’s in the Bag April Produce with Ilene Ross, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, $50. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

Dance Classes

The John Hunt Morgan Trail, 6 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, David Mowery of Cincinnati Civil War Roundtable plots trail of Morgan’s Raid in Hamilton County. Free. Registration required. 369-4450. Deer Park.

Exercise Classes Core Adrenaline, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. MELT Method, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Camp Crush, 6-7 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue

Teen Board Gaming, 2:30-4 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Teens and tweens play board games of their choice. Games played most often are Apples to Apples, Scrabble, Forbidden Island, Zombie Fluxx, Uno and Skip-Bo. Ages 11-18. Free. 369-4450. Deer Park.

Music - Acoustic Kevin Fox, 7-10 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Free. 324-7643. Loveland.

THURSDAY, APRIL 25 Art & Craft Classes Open Create, 7-9 p.m., Hyatt Art Studio, $25. 561-0677; Madeira.



Simple yeast roll recipe is great for beginners Mother Nature is letting me know that spring is really here. Looking out my kitchen window into the woods, I see trees budding out and the forsythia is in bloom. That tells me the ground and air are warmer, about 50 degrees or so. My husband Frank got the garden plowed and also plowed gardens for our neighbors, Rita so everyHeikenfeld one is eaRITA’S KITCHEN ger to start planting. We got most of our root veggies planted, including potatoes, radishes and onions. The salad greens are already popping up, as are the peas. I worked in my herb garden for days hoeing out the chickweed, which is in fact a winter annual. I gave as much to the chickens as they would eat, and I also put some in our salads. Chickweed contains calcium, zinc, iron, vitamins A and C and some B vitamins. Plus it’s an appetite suppressant! Our ancestors happily picked chickweed and dandelion

Andre’s Jarlsberg cheese spread

leaves to replace vitamins and minerals lost during a meager winter diet devoid of fresh greens. As long as you have a positive identification and the plants are “clean," enjoy them while they are young and tender.

Simple yeast rolls

I was trying to make rolls similar to the Hawaiian sweet yeast rolls that you buy. I didn’t quite make it texture wise, but the taste is similar. If you’re new to baking or intimidated by it, try these. I think you’ll be pleased with results. I’m using fast/rapid rise yeast here, not regular yeast. 21⁄4cups flour ⁄4cup sugar 1 package (1⁄4oz.) fast/rapid rise/quick-rise yeast 1 ⁄2teaspoon salt 3 ⁄4cup warm water (120-130 degrees) 3 tablespoons butter, melted, plus extra for brushing on rolls 1

Combine 11⁄2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. Add water and 3 tablespoons butter and beat on medium speed until smooth, a few minutes. Blend in rest of flour to form soft dough. Knead a few minutes.

Give Rita’s simple yeast rolls a try if you are a beginner or intimidated by making homemade rolls. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

This makes dough smooth and develops gluten for texture. (Bless the dough by making a cross with your hand. It’s a way to thank the Lord for your abundant blessings). Cover, let rest for 10 minutes. Roll to a 1 ⁄2-inch thick or so, cut with biscuit cutter or glass. You’ll get nine circles of dough if you use a 21⁄2-inch biscuit cutter. Place 2 inches apart on sprayed cookie sheet. Brush with butter. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled, about 40-50 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 and bake until light golden, about 11-15 minutes. Brush with butter.

Yeast 101

Regular yeast: For the most part, this needs to be proofed in warm water (105-115 degrees) for several minutes until it starts to foam. Fast/rapid rise/quick yeast: A more aggressive strain that can be mixed in with dry ingredients. It also tolerates higher heat. Step by step photos for rolls: Check out my blog.

You are the best readers and once again, came to the rescue. If you recall, Kim Martin wanted to make Kroger’s Jarlsberg cheese spread at home. Gail C., a Burlington reader, told me she had asked one of Kroger’s deli employees a couple years ago about the spread and was told it contained just shredded Jarlsberg, mayo and red onion. Andre, another reader, forwarded his version and I’m sharing that today. He said he and others in his family agree “it is just as good as store bought." Andre grates the cheese with the Cuisinart grating blade. He chops the onion fine (about a 1/4 inch) by hand since Andre feels like hand dicing will result in less liquid onion. Smart tip! Blend together 10 oz. or so Jarlsberg cheese 1 ⁄2large red onion, 1⁄4-inch dice Mayonnaise to taste

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





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Prince of Peace building new sanctuary, education wing Construction has begun on a new $2.485 million addition to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Loveland, including a new sanctuary that will seat about 430 people for worship and a new education wing for children and youth. “We are committed to being a welcoming congregation for our community – stranger, friend, sister or brother. This new space will ensure we will always have a space and a place for our neighbors,” said the Rev. Jonathan Eilert, pastor of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. “We’re blessed to be able to continue our ministry

in Loveland through worship, service and fellowship.” Founded in 1963 with 53 adults and 60 children, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church has grown to be a regional church, serving families in more than a dozen local communities. The church is home to the Loveland Inter Faith Effort (LIFE) Food Pantry and POP Kids School, a community preschool. The congregation’s ministry is shaped by the priorities of living in relationship with God, with others in our community, and in loving service to the world. The church hosted a

groundbreaking ceremony April 14, on the church grounds, 101 S. Lebanon Road. The project will add more than 10,290 square feet designed and built by Single Point Design/Build in association with VSWC Architects in Mason. The general contractor is Haglage Construction in Blue Ash. The community will notice the addition of a new portico at the church entrance, facing South Lebanon Road, and a covered walkway connecting the church’s south parking lot to the entrance of the education wing. The south parking lot will be expanded to include an

Prince of Peace Church in Loveland is building a new $2.485 million addition, including a new sanctuary that will seat about 430 people for worship and a new education wing for children and youth. PROVIDED

additional 80 parking spaces. The existing sanctuary will be renovated to become a large welcoming gathering space. The church’s most dominant feature will be its tall ascending roofline on the new sanctuary that will

rise to over 44 feet. “It’s an exciting time to be a part of our congregation,” said Bill Clevidence, president of the church council. “While we appreciate seeing our sanctuary filling up every Sunday, we want to make

sure that everyone feels welcome and can see a place for them in worship. Our new spaces will give us all a little room to breathe and to continue growing.” The groundbreaking included leaders from the church, including Rev. Jonathan Eilert; Bill Clevidence; Sue McIlvoy, the church business manager; Rich Peters, chair of the church building committee; Al Kressler, the building committee’s liaison to the construction team, and Earl Crossland of Single Point. Brian Gilliand of Single Point will also be at the groundbreaking

RELIGION Ascension Lutheran Church

Music at Ascension will feature “From Opera to Broadway” Saturday, May 11, with baritone John Shuffle and soprano Nancy Williams Shuffle. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. in Ascension’s sanctuary. It is free and open to the public. The young people experience Bible stories each Sunday in a variety of styles ranging from cooking to crafts to drama to science to computers. Ascension members with talent in these areas rotate to each class throughout the year. Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. and guests are welcome. Healing Touch Ministry is offered on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Please call the church office at 793-3288 for more information. Two women’s groups gather regularly at Ascension. The Women’s Bible Study meets Thursdays (except the second week) at 9:45 a.m. The women are reading a book from the Sisters Series entitled “Unfailing Love: Growing Closer to Jesus Christ.” The Wheel of Friendship meets monthly on the second Thursday at 9:30 a.m. for Bible Study, fellowship and outreach. Childcare is provided for both


groups and guests are always welcome. Call the church office for more information. Worship services are at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday School, confirmation and adult forum are at 9:45 a.m. Ascension is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288.

Blue Ash Presbyterian Church

The spring concert is 4 p.m., April 21. The concert features University of Cincinnati Cabaret Singers and combined choirs of Monfort Heights United Methodist and Blue Ash Presbyterian Churches, who will sing “Five Mystical Songs” by Ralph Vaughan Williams, “Psalm 86 and 148” by Gustav Holst, and “Missa Brevis in D minor, K. 65” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Performed with Chamber Orchestra players from Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Season of Friendship is here through May 19. Each Sunday during this time, the church will have a different focus. April 21 is Celebration of Creation, April 28 is Mission Sunday, May 5 is Hymn Sunday, May 12 is Service for all Ages, and May 19 is Pentecost, Happy Birthday Church. Bring a friend and invite


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Brecon United Methodist Church

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

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days (9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.). Afternoon session is available on Tuesday. Register on-line at The annual rummage sale is coming, at 7 p.m, May 30 and 9 a.m. May 31. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242; 791-3142.

Loveland Presbyterian Church

The Mothers and Others Banquet is at 5 p.m. Saturday May 11, in Nisbet Hall. Tano’s will supply the dinner for the evening and local entertainment will be provided. Tickets will be sold for $9 for individuals, or $64 for a table of eight. Tickets must be bought by May 5. To be a hostess for a table or to buy tickets, call the church office. As part of a recent LPC Mission Study, many changes have occurred at the church. Drama was incorporated in worship nine times since August. Actors: 19 different people played in 22 different roles. Of these 19, four were youth. These skits last about five minutes, but brought many real life issues to the worship time in a way that people of all ages could connect to. In today times, people want variety in “worship” and they want to see more lay people and youth involved in “worship.” One of the things which came out of the Loveland Presbyterian church’s Mission Study was members noted they did not have as much experience in sharing or expressing their faith. These dramas gave

members a low-level means to practice and play at sharing faith. The Gospel comes in many forms: Scripture, sermon, missions, music, etc. Whatever touches the heart with grace is a form of “good news.” Worship times are Sunday School 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m., Fellowship 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., worship 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages. Youth Group for grades seven to 12 meets monthly and conducts fundraisers for their activities. The church is at 360 Robin, Loveland; 683-2525;;

Loveland United Methodist Church

At 9 a.m. Sundays, the church offers Classic Tradition, a traditional worship experience where persons can connect to God through a Biblically-based message, times of prayer and beautiful choral music. At 10:30 a.m. Sundays is Engage, a “contemporary praise and worship experience” leading persons into God’s presence through powerful and uplifting music, a relevant message based on God’s Word, and the joyful welcoming of the Holy Spirit. To find out about all of the ministry offerings at Loveland UMC, visit the church website, follow on Facebook, or call Pat Blankenship, director of ministry operations, at 683-1738. Explore small groups, Bible studies, children’s ministry, youth ministry, adults ministry, senior’s ministry and “Hands On / Off Campus” mission/outreach opportunities. The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738; .

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

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office for details or to offer to provide a dish, help service or do both. St. Barnabas Choir rehearsals are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. There is no requirement other than a willing heart and a desire to serve. The St. Barnabas Youth Choir rehearses after the 10 a.m. service on Sunday. Children in second-grade and older are invited to come and sing. Calling all acolytes. If you are fourth-grade or older, please call or email the church office to help serve during the services. An Intercessory Healing Prayer Service is held the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. The Order of St. Luke, Hands of Hope chapter, meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7:15 p.m. in the library. A Men’s Breakfast group meets on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. at Steak N Shake in Montgomery. Ladies Fellowship/Religious Study Group meets on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. at the church. The group is discussing “Desire of the Everlasting Hills” by Thomas Cahill. Friends in Fellowship meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:15 p.m. for a potluck dinner at the church. Ladies Bridge meets the first and third Thursdays of the month. Contact the church office for further information. A Bereavement Support Group for widows and widowers meets the second and fourth Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401.

Sycamore Christian Church

Sunday worship and junior worship services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Bible study for all ages at 9 a.m. Adult and Youth Bible studies each Wednesday at 7 p.m. Women’s Study Group at 6:30 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month. Includes light refreshments and special ladies study. The church is at 6555 Cooper Road, Cincinnati; 891-7891.

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Join the church Sunday mornings in its brand new worship center at 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Childcare is available in the nursery during both services for infants through age 2. Sunday School for age 3 through grade 12 meets at 10:45. Weekly adult study opportunities are also offered. Details on these and other programs can be found on the church website calendar or by calling the church office. Sycamore Women’s Community Speakers Program Karen Forgus, senior vice president of business operations for the Cincinnati Reds will be the guest speaker at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13. Forgus will be sharing her faith journey in a talk entitled, “There’s an Esther in all of Us.” Admission is free; a freewill offering will be accepted to benefit the Red’s Rookie Success League, a co-ed charity character building program for 6-12 year olds. The church is at 11800 MasonMontgomery Road, Symmes Township; 683-0254;



Rey of Light, a scholarship benefit for students, will shine at DePaul Cristo Rey High School Saturday, April 27. This gala evening will begin at 6 p.m. in the DPCR Student Center and include dinner as well as silent and oral auctions. Rey of Light is presented by the Sisters of Knapp Charity of Cincinnati, the SC Ministry Foundation, and Susie & John Lame/Lenox Wealth Management.. Two community leaders who have been strong supporters of DePaul Cristo Rey from its inception are serving as the honorary cochairs: Sister Joan Cook Elizabeth Cook, SC, president of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, and Rev. Eric Knapp, SJ, pastor of St. Xavier Church in downtown Cincinnati. There will be more than 150 items available for bid through the silent auction which opens at 6 p.m. The oral auction will begin after dinner with bidding on more than 25 valuable gifts and packages including a Reds box package for 12; an Umbrian dinner for six prepared by DPCR president Sister

Jeanne Bessette; a Broadway in Cincinnati package for “Flashdance, the Musical;” and a week’s stay in a restored 1880s sea captain’s cottage on Prince Edward Island. For reservations or more information on Rey of Light, contact Development Director Sparkle Worley at 513-861-0600 or DePaul Cristo Rey is an affordable, Catholic, college preparatory high school for underserved students. It is sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati and is one of 25 schools in the national Cristo Rey Network which serves 7,400 urban young people who live in communities with limited education options. Most of the students qualify for the Federal Free or Reduced Lunch Program. All DPCR students participate in the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) to help finance a portion of their education costs. However as a new school which serves only those families who can’t afford other private, college-preparatory schools, the cost to educate students far outweighs their CWSP earnings. Rey of Light supports the scholarships that enable students from economically challenged families to afford this nationally recognized dualfocus educational program now offered in Cincinnati at DPCR and not available at any other local high school.

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Organic, fresh, local produce will be available in Loveland again this year. The Earth-Shares Community Supported Agriculture cooperative features about 22 weeks of vegetables grown on land leased from Grailville at 932 O'Bannonville Road. “Getting an abundance of organic produce all summer that is fresh and locally grown is a special summer treat,” said Laura Carmack, of Loveland, a member since 2011 and this year’s treasurer. Shareholders split produce from four organically certified acres. The CSA offers 100 shares this year, including working shares, and still has some openings

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Barbara Pacella to Aaron & Meagan Peloe, 0.6940 acre, $248,500. 5740 East Tall Oaks Drive, Sam & Michelle Thompson to Monica Bloom, 0.1900 acre, $103,000. 1369 Finch Lane, Robert Grant to Jeffrey Waddle, 0.4900 acre, $137,000. 1349 Linden Creek Drive, Keith & Sharon Hayden, et al. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 3.0600 acre, $76,666.67 . 1592 Lost Farm Trail, Michael & Sheryl Ernst to Jeffrey & Christine Rains, 5.4640 acre, $435,000. 1091 Michelle Trail, Thomas & Kristi McKenney to Stella McGibben, 0.2930 acre, $138,000. 5777 Mildred Lane, Karen Scherer to Mark & Karen Josaitis, 0.5600 acre, $200,000. 705 Milford Hills Drive, Donna Reagan to Jeffrey McDonald,

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ABOUT REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Tyler & Sarah Fojtik, 0.5030 acre, $259,252. 6321 Weber Woods Court, Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Karen Pippenger, 0.4590

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POLICE REPORTS LOVELAND Arrests/citations Domenic S. Panepinto, 20, 616 Shadowlawn Lane, trafficking in drugs-prepare, criminal trespass-restricted area, possession of drugs at 11020 Lebanon Road, April 3. Gary A. Cotto, 45, 185 Whitaker Ave., criminal trespass at 661 Park Ave. C1, April 4. Marcia S. Stockhoff/Burnham, 46, 22 Iroquois Drive, theftpetty at 800 Loveland-Madeira Road, April 4. Randall Deaton, 30, 708 W.

PUBLIC HEARING SYMMES TOWNSHIP BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Symmes Township Board of Zoning Appeals on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of hearing an Appeal (#2013-09) filed by Stephanie Labbe, 8885 Cross Street (45242), appellant, from Notice of Refusal for a zoning certificate for the construction of a four (4) foot fence with less open face area than required to be located in the front yard of a corner lot located at 8885 Cross Street (45242). This hearing will be held at Township Admin. Bldg., 9323 Union Cemetery Road. Plans are on file and open for public inspection. Brian Elliff, Township Zoning Inspector

Main St. Bullding 8 Apartment 228, re-cite other department at 126 S. Lebanon Road, April 4. Erica S. Meiers, 28, 8318 Beech Ave., re-cite other department at 120 W. Loveland Ave., April 4. Shawn M. Huesman, 41, 19 Iroquois Drive, animals-dog leash law at 19 Iroquois Drive, April 4. Bradley A. Richardson, 23, 1100 Tuscarora Drive, capias at 1000 Tuscarora Drive, April 5. Jennifer Ann Lewis, 26, 2003 Berkshire Road, arrest-other agency/county warrant, April 5. Kyle J. Williams, 20, 10260 Fawncrest Court, lights; license plate light required, drug abuse-possess/use, April 5. Ryan William Bellemah, 24, 6317 Dawes Lane, re-cite other department at 515 W. Loveland Ave., April 6. Scott R. Steele, 33, 1204 Tuscarora Drive, disorderly conductfighting, threatening harm to persons or property, drug abuse at 1200 Tuscarora Drive, April 7. Johnny Ray Miracle, 42, 1200 Tuscarora Drive, assault-knowingly, obstructing official business at 1200 Tuscarora Drive, April 7. Sandra J. Meyer, 32, 8889 Remington Road, re-cite other department at 126 S. Lebanon Road, April 8. Kent L. Slyder, 48, 671 Wards Corner Road, driving under suspension/violate driving restrictions, arrest-other agency/county warrant at 131 Broadway St., April 8. Jeffery S. Hawkins, 33, 4737 Rapid Run Road 3, capias at 126 S. Lebanon Road, April 8.

Incidents/investigations Animals-dog leash law At 19 Iroquois Drive, April 4. Disorderly conduct-fighting, threatening harm to persons or property, violent or turbulent behavior, drug abuse-possess/use,

PUBLIC HEARING SYMMES TOWNSHIP BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Symmes Township Board of Zoning Appeals on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of hearing an Appeal (#2013-06) filed by KCR Construction, 1743 Scott Road, Oxford, OH 45056, appellant, from Notice of Refusal for a zoning certificate for the construction of a covered porch and pergola with less front yard setback than required for the property located at 9168 Link Road (45140). This hearing will be held at Township Admin. Bldg., 9323 Union Cemetery Road. Plans are on file and open for public inspection. Brian Elliff, Township Zoning Inspector 838

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 assault-knowingly, obstructing official business At 1200 Tuscarora Drive, April 7. Drug abuse-possess/use At 100 Loveland-Madeira Road, April 5. Possession of drugs At 801 S. Lebanon Road, April 9. Re-cite other department At 126 S. Lebanon Road, April 4. At 120 W. Loveland Ave., April 4. At 515 W. Loveland Ave., April 6. At 126 S. Lebanon Road, April 8. Theft At 320 Hanna Ave., April 4. Theft-petty At 800 Loveland-Madeira Road, April 4. Trafficking in drugs-prepare, criminal trespass-restricted area, possession of drugs At 11020 Lebanon Road, April 3. Violating protection order At 10695 Loveland-Madeira Road, April 5.

MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Juvenile, 14, drug possession, paraphernalia, March 22. Thomas Gold, 36, 692 Austrian Court, driving under influence, drug possession, paraphernalia, March 22. Ramona L. Arbic, 52, 6950 Paxton Road, unauthorized use, March 23. Jeanette Bell, 40, 5634 Naomi Drive, domestic violence, March 24. William J. Cione, 43, 2877 Mossy Brink, drug paraphernalia, driving under suspension, March 24. Marvin Durham, 47, 7491 Hamilton Ave., theft, March 26. Daniel W. Green, 28, 969 Ohio 28 No. 147, assault, criminal damage, March 29. Darin M. Baker, 33, 1785 Ohio 28

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No. 306, bench warrant, endangering children, March 28. Erica Calhoun, 31, 2000 Stillwater No. 2, child endangering, March 28. Matthew D. Moeggenberg, 19, 6390 Westward Drive, aggravated robbery, assault on police officer, aggravated menacing, resisting arrest, March 28. Christopher K. Walker, 33, 947 Ohio 28 No. 29, obstructing official business, March 28. Juvenile, 16, drug paraphernalia, March 29. Juvenile, 16, criminal mischief, April 1. Two Juveniles, 16, criminal mischief, April 1.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing Female received threatening letter at 5646 Harvest Ridge, April 1. Assault Female was assaulted at 844 Ohio 131, March 26. Male was assaulted at Wendy's lot at Ohio 28, March 26. Male was assaulted at 6065 Donna Jay, April 1. Burglary Attempt made to enter residence at 5708 Longfield Drive, March 22. Copper wire and piping taken; $9,000 at 1371 Finch Lane, March 22. Child endangering Two-year-old found in middle of street at 1288 Pebble Brooke Trail, March 28. Criminal damage Porch light shot out at 659 Brooklyn Ave. No. 1, March 19. Subject broke cellphone at Grammas Pizza at Ohio 28, March 19. Mailbox damaged at 6323 S. Devonshire Drive, March 23. Windows shot with BB gun at 6005 Buckwheat Road, March 22. Mailbox damaged at 1131 Glen Echo Lane, March 24. Window broken in vehicle at 6287 Tri-Ridge Blvd., March 28. Windshield broken in vehicle at 6026 Cook Road, April 1. Doors damaged at Miamiville Grocery at Loveland Miamiville Road, March 30. Criminal mischief Eggs thrown at vehicles on several streets at Hunt Club, Deblin, Milburn, March 31. Criminal simulation Counterfeit $20 bill passed at Ameristop at Ohio 28, March 19. Criminal trespass Trespassing on property of Miami Hill Swim Club at Rain-

bow Trail, March 22. Domestic violence At Naomi Drive, March 24. At Pebble Brooke, March 26. Drug paraphernalia Found in vehicle at Milford Junior High at Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, March 29. Fraud Female stated ID used with no authorization at 1295 Michael Lane, March 25. Menacing by stalking Female reported offense at 10 Commons Drive, March 22. Passing bad checks Six bad checks passed at Mount Repose Mini Mart; $4,243.62 at Ohio 28, March 30. Public indecency Male exposed himself at 6065 Donna Jay, March 24. Rape Offense involved juvenile at 6000 block of Grist Mill Court, March 19. Theft Donation jar of money taken off counter at Circle K; about $50 at Ohio 28, March 19. GPs unit, etc. taken from vehicle; $170 at 2600 Arrowhead Trail, March 20. CDs and radio taken from vehicle; $250 at 204 Arrowhead Trail, March 20. Copper wire taken from cellphone tower; $2,000 at Price Road, March 20. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $158 at Ohio 28, March 20. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $21.14 at Ohio 50, March 20. Bracelets taken from residence; $3,200 at 2901 Traverse Creek, March 21. Scrap metal taken at Live Oaks School; $250 at Buckwheat Road, March 22. Tools taken; $515 at 6065 Donna Jay, March 22. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $26 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, March 23. DVDs taken from Circle K; $50 at Ohio 28, March 23. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $20 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, March 24. Various credit cards taken from coat at 5900 Meadow Creek, March 25. TV, computer, etc. not returned to Rent 2 Own; $1,793 at Ohio 28, March 26. Medications taken from mailbox at 1222 Teakwood, March 27. Pump taken from septic system; $700 at 6457 Wardwood Court, March 28. AC unit taken ; $2,300 at 5952 Roan Road, March 29. Money taken from purse in employee's cabinet at O'Charley's; $200 at Ohio 28, March 29. Currency taken; $3,000 at 1353 Ridgecrest, March 30. Camera taken from vehicle; $480 at 1383 Red Bud, March 30. Merchandise taken from Kohl's; $32 at Ohio 28, March 30. Handgun, ring, etc. taken from vehicle; $5,000 at 5897 Meadow Lark, March 30.

Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $70 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, March 31. TV and currency taken; $574 at 1889 Pebble Ridge No. 10, March 31. Wallet taken from purse at Frisch's at Ohio 28, March 31. Bike taken; $400 at 6528 Covey Court, April 1. Bottles of wine taken from Mama Vitas; $60 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, April 1. Unauthorized use 2006 Dodge not returned to owner at 6950 Paxton Road, March 23.

SYMMES TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Susan McCormack, 51, 10294 Richland Park, operating vehicle intoxicated at 9205 McKinney Road, March 16.

Incidents/investigations Identity theft Reported at 9253 Applecrest Court, March 16. Theft Property valued at $350 removed from vehicle at 12084 Paul Meadows, March 13. Credit cards of unknown value removed at 405 E. Kemper Road, March 12.

SYMMES TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Charles Craig, 62, 9266 Greenery Court, disorderly conduct at 12150 Mason Road, March 28. Maali Al Sadrh, 30, 12121 Sycamore Terrace, domestic violence at 12121 Sycamore Terrace, March 29.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing Reported at 12093 Mason Way, March 26. Burglary Residence entered at 9988 Washington Ave., March 20. Criminal damaging Vehicle scratched at 8814 Brooks Creek Drive, March 23. Disorderly conduct Reported at 8567 Harper’s Pointe Drive, March 22. Rape Female reported at Governors Hill Drive, March 31. Theft Diamond of unknown value removed at 11330 Montgomery Road, March 20. $150 removed at 9120 Union Cemetery Road, March 30. GPS, coats, CDs of unknown value removed from vehicle at 9600 Waterford Place, March 25. Items of unknown value removed from vehicle at 9614 Waterford Place, March 25. Vehicle entered and items of unknown value removed at 9625 Waterford Place, March 25. Cell phone valued at $450 removed at 11390 Montgomery Road, March 24. Knife, plate and GPS of unknown value removed at 9631 Waterford Place, March 25.

DEATHS Elsie Jean Lewis

Mary Delores Schmitz

Elsie Jean Lewis, 68, of Loveland died April 9. Survived by mother, Mary (nee Alsop) Wrenn; daughter, Lori (Greg) Tidwell; granddaughter, Whitney Tidwell; and sister, Debra Wrenn. Preceded in death by father, Charles Lewis Wrenn Sr. and Siblings Anita Coble, Charles Wrenn Jr. and Brenda Livingston. Services were April 13 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45063.

Mary Delores Schmitz, 83, of Loveland died April 8. Survived by children Joyce (William) Phelps and Charolette (Thomas) Sams; grandchildren Scott Phelps, Danny Bolton and Dawn Bolton; greatgrandchildren Alec Bolton, Schmitz Keslie Bolton and Addy Kennedy; and siblings Christine Fox, Rev. W.D. Thomas, Kenneth Thomas and Michael Thomas. Preceded in death by parents Willie and Frances (nee Watson) Thomas; daughter, Linda Duncan; and grandchild, Monroe Duncan. Services were April 11 at Tufts

Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland.

James N. Schuler

James N. Schuler, 72, of Loveland died April 2. Survived by wife, Verna (nee Mattingly) Schuler; children Penny (Ryan) Miller, Paul Vanover, Chrissy (Josh) Lyle, Elizabeth Huff, Julie Vanover, Sarah (David) Carter and Mark (Paige) Schuler; and grandchildren Mikkia Vanover, Alexis Vanover, Dyona Hetzer, Tristen Hetzer, Hunter Tira, Austin Miller, Aaliyah Carter, Mikayla Carter, Lacy Schuler, Lindsay Schuler and Annabeth Schuler. Preceded in death by father, Frank Schuler, mother, Dorothy Grace (nee Conaway) Schuler; and son, Micky Vanover. Services were April 2 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland.

BUSINESS BRIEFS Nail spa opens in Loveland


10-20 Nail Spa is at 6415 Branch Hill Guinea Road in Loveland and is open and fully staffed for all services.

10-20 Nail Spa is next door and a division of Frizzy Melon Salon at 6417 Branch Hill-Guinea Road. The spa offers full nail services including express and spa manicures, pedicures along with acrylic,

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