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Reunion took root in Seattle Miamiville ‘great place to grow up’

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the Predestinarian Baptist Church were raised after a city report noted the church is in an area being studied for possible commercial redevelopment and on a street that now is the sole public road to the redevelopment area. The report estimated it would cost less than $15,000 to demolish the church, raising fears that it was in immediate danger of falling prey to the wrecking ball. Gary Vidmar, assistant Loveland city manager, assured some people interested in the Predestinarian Baptist Church that that is not the case when he toured the church with them earlier this week. “During our visit, everyone had the opportunity to view the extremely poor condition of the building,” Vidmar said. ‘For example, the roof and floor in the rear portion of the structure has collapsed and the entire building is overrun with raccoons and other unidentified creatures.”

MIAMI TWP. — A former resident of Miamiville who now lives in the Seattle area is coming home this summer to attend a reunion for those who have lived in the small community on the banks of the Little Miami River. Glenn Bonnell of Kent, Wash., said the idea for a reunion began several years ago when he started a Facebook page for former Miamiville residents. “People kept saying, ‘Wouldn’t it be great to have a reunion with people who grew up there,’” Bonnell said. “It steamrolled from there.” The result is a reunion beginning 11 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at the Miami Boat Club, 6071 Second St., Miamiville. “Anybody is welcome,” said Terri Clifton, one of the organizers of the event. Clifton, who grew up in Miamiville and now lives in Milford, said the community was “a great place to grow up.” Bonnell said his family moved away from Miamiville in 1969 when he was a child, but he still has fond memories. “My heart and soul is back there,” he said. “It was the closeness of all the people living there that made it special,” Bonnell said. “Everybody there was like brothers and sisters. You never locked the doors.” He remembers going to school in Miamiville in the school house that has since been closed. Bonnell also remembers sitting on his front porch when a train going through town wrecked. “I remember the train going up in the air and falling over,” he said. Bonnell said he has lived in the Seattle area for 23 years, working for Boeing. And, he may not be the farthest away in distance from Miamiville to come to the reunion. Bonnell said he has heard from people stationed in Germany who plan to attend. Clifton said so far more than 50 people have said they will attend. The advance cost is $25 for adults; $10 for children. The cost the day of the event is $30 for adults; $13 for chil-

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A loose coalition of people is hoping to save a vacant Loveland church with strong ties to the African-American comunity, and others as well. From left: front, Jamie Mitchell and Debora Jones; middle, Paula Oguah and Cati O'Keefe; back, Stewart Hamilton and Roberta Paolo. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Redevelopment plans seen as threat By Jeanne Houck

LOVELAND — To someone who doesn’t know any better, the former Predestinarian Baptist Church on Chestnut Street in Loveland appears to be little more than a collapsing mess overrun with raccoons. To 65-year-old lawyer Paula Oguah, a fourth-generation black Loveland resident who was baptized and married in the church, it is nothing less than “the last monument in Loveland tied to the history of the African-American community, whose members have been extremely viable citizens for years and years.” Oguah is part of a loose but growing coalition of Loveland residents – black and white, many of whom live and work around the Predestinarian Baptist Church who hope for reasons that vary that the vacant building, formerly a refuge for the “saved,” can it-




self be saved. Cati O’Keefe, Joe Schickel and Roberta Paolo are among the people who would like to see the church at 225 Chestnut St., which Oguah believes was built in the late 1800s, resurrected. O’Keefe likes historical buildings and has rehabilitated homes. Former Loveland city councilman Schickel remembers attending funerals at the Predestinarian Baptist Church and wants to preserve Loveland’s history. Roberta Paolo would like to investigate running her Granny’s Garden School from offices in the church, long empty, which has housed different congregations with different names, including, for a short time, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. Loveland acquired the Predestinarian Baptist Church, as Oguah says she and others in Loveland’s black community call it, for less than $20,000 in taxes and other liabilities owed last fall after it was foreclosed on and went unsold in two sheriff’s auctions. Concerns about the future of







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dren. Anyone over the age of 70 gets in free. The cost includes food and soft drinks; those attending can bring their own adult beverages. Camping is available at the boat club, but there are no showers or electric hook-ups. Clifton said the organizers of the event are looking for photographs or historical items about Miamiville. “We’re also looking for stories. People who know things about Miamiville,” she said.

Vidmar said nearly everyone agreed it would be very costly — “if not impossible” – to renovate the structure and bring the church to code. Nevertheless, “I emphasized to everyone that the city has no short-term plans to raze the building unless the safety and health of the public is at risk,” Vidmar said. Paolo, executive director of Granny’s Garden School, oversees her flower and vegetable gardens at the Loveland Primary School-Loveland Elementary School campus off


assist her,” Vidmar said. Oguah believes the Predestinarian Baptist Church is repairable and worth saving - and not just for the sake of the African-American community. “The church is Loveland’s history as well,” Oguah said. “It belongs to all of Loveland’s citizens. “It’s my history and it’s your history. It’s the city of Loveland’s history and everybody’s history.”

Loveland-Madeira Road from an office in her home. She wants to investigate whether she could fix up the Predestinarian Baptist Church well enough to open a garden school center there for her office, a kitchen to teach children to cook the vegetables they grow and rooms for adult workshops. “I don’t know what would be possible,’ Paolo said. Vidmar said he suggested Paolo get a comprehensive building inspection, “I offered to help her find an engineer, but explained the city has limited time and resources to

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Smiles return with Loveland dentist Tollefson, staff donate services By Chuck Gibson

Smiles are returning to the faces of more than 30 local school kids after their visit to the dental offices of Dr. Drake Tollefson in Loveland and Terrace Park Friday, March 2. It was the third annual “Give Kids a Smile” day hosted by TollefTollefson son, his associate Dr. Dan Kelly, and their staff. The entire staff donates the day as volunteers to treat children who otherwise might not receive proper dental care. “They just needed so much care,” said Paula Kessler, one of several members of Tollefson’s staff who has volunteered each of the three years of the program. The children came from Loveland, Milford and Mariemont schools. School nurses play a vital role identifying students who can benefit from the program. Kessler says the nurses have done a great job helping the kids. Tollefson says many of the families could be described as “the working poor” with incomes that are insufficient to sustain proper dental coverage and care. The “Give Kids a Smile” program, estab-

Dr. Daniel Kelly works on one of the 30 kids who received free dental care on Give Kids a Smile day at Dr. Drake Tollefson's office in Loveland and Terrace Park March 2. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY P

lished by the American Dental Association, gives dentists and dental teams all around the country the opportunity to treat children who are not covered. During the “Give Kids a Smile” day, the staff saw kids from 5 – 16 years old; each was given a total evaluation. The patients received a soft mouth exam; soft tissue, the gums, the cheeks, and the lips. After the “soft mouth” exam, they focus on their teeth; their placement, what teeth are present, and evidence of any decay. Their teeth were cleaned. Actual dental di-

agnosis, Xray and exploration of the individual teeth completed the total evaluation. It means a lot to the staff to help the kids each year. “When they walked out the door, I knew at that point, that’s the reason we do this every year,” Kessler said. “It brought me to tears. When they walked out the door, I thought ‘It’s inspiring’ I don’t even know all the words to say.” Whatever additional dental care is required, such as fillings and extractions, will be scheduled with Tollefson and Kelly throughout the year.

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Dr. Drake Tollefson in his office hall on Give Kids a Smile day. There is no charge for any of the treatment. Eventually they get the children caught up on their dental health care. Two of the kids needed thousands of

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and his staff have donated more than $25,000 of dental treatment. Bringing the program back each year is a testament to its success. Smiles on the face of the kids and Dr. Tollefson’s staff say a whole lot more. “It is just an awesome, awesome day,” said Kessler.

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LOVELAND — The Loveland City Schools’ top fiscal official says the district’s just-released, state-mandated five-year financial forecast confirms what officials have been saying for years: Loveland needs to ask voters in 2014 to approve an operating levy. Here, Brett Griffith, treasurer and chief financial officer of the Loveland City Schools, discusses the financial forecast prepared by consultant Ernie Strawser of Robert W.

“Here are the total revenues, total expenditures and cash balance as of June 30 (using reserves to help cover deficits) for fiscal years: 2012 - $38.4 million, $40.2 million and $4.5 million; 2013 - $39.8 million, $39.6 million and $4.7 million; 2014 - $40.3 million, $40.9 million, $4.1 million; 2015 - $41.2 million, $42.6 million and $2.6 million; 2016 - $42.1 million, $44.3 million and $358,040. “This five-year forecast shows that the district will be in the black for all five years. However, in fiscal

businesses moving in or out of the district. The fiveyear forecastencourages district manGriffith agement teams to examine future years’ projections and identify when challenges will arise. This then helps district management to be proactive in meeting those challenges.” What does the forecast show for each of the five fiscal years it covers?

cal year 2016, which starts in calendar year 2015, a new operating levy would have to pass some time in calendar year 2014. We will need to get through the next two fiscal years before we will be able to know what millage we will need for fiscal year 2016.” Are cuts in expenses also needed? “The levy passed in May 2011 was the minimum amount needed to maintain our current programs. We need to continually look every day to see where we can cut expenses or avoid them altogether.”

year 2016 we are only projecting an ending cash balance of $358,040. This is not enough money to even cover two weeks of payroll.” Does the forecast show the school district needs to pass an operating levy? If so, at what millage? “The levy we passed in May 2011 was for three fiscal years, 2013, 2014, and 2015. Fiscal year 2014 through fiscal year 2016 shows that our expenses are greater than our revenue sources each of the three fiscal years. In order to have new money for fis-

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MIAMI TWP. — Seniors will be able to participate in a chair volleyball tournament and other activities Saturday, May 5, at Super Senior Saturday. “It’s a big competition. Teams practice for it all year,” said Nancy Haines, special events coordinator for Miami Township Recreation Department, about the chair volleyball tournament. Haines said there will be 12 teams participating in a bracket tournament, with members of the winning team getting medals. Super Senior Saturday is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive. It will include live music, art displays, raffles and booths set up by 35 different vendors.


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Of the many duties of a park maintenance technician, one of the most important is to mow, trim and keep the parks “looking good,” Clingman said. “We have plans on how we are going to keep everything looking good with less staff and time,” he said. “We have feared, but anticipated this problem so hopefully we can keep up.” Clingman has met with officials from other regional park districts to discuss how to handle the cuts. He said districts, including Clermont County Park District, have been “actively” searching for sponsorships and are sharing resources to save money. The park district has partnered with the Clermont County Health District as another revenue generating idea to jointly apply for grant opportunities. The money gained by grants would be used to complete the Williamsburg to Batavia Hike Bike Trail. “The amount of money they have to budget with and the way the park district continues to operate and offer excellent service is nothing more then a miracle,” said Commissioner Bob Proud. “ For more information, call Clingman at 732-2977.



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Cole Hankins, Sean Chrusniak, Erin Wilmanns, Lily Huelsman and Sydney Mahon relax during rehearsal for the Loveland Middle School Drama production of "Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of Clackervilles" The five eighth-graders say drama club has made a real difference in their young lives. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY P

Middle School drama making a difference By Chuck Gibson

Sean Chrusniak rehearsesÊa sceneÊas Sherlock Holmes with Cole Hankins as sidekick Dr. Watson for the Loveland Middle School drama production of "The Hound of Clackervilles." CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE

Being a teenager can be tough. Shoot, the Loveland Middle School fall production of “13” (all about fitting in at school) delivered the message with music, dance and humor. The drama club’s spring production of “Sherlock Holmes’ and The Hound of Clackervilles” provides a stage for middle school seventh- and eighth-grade students to “fit in” with ease. Directors Shawn Miller and Ginger Kroncke challenged the kids to stage strange murders, death and howling hounds in a comedic spoof of the familiar Sherlock Holmes mysteries. The allstudent cast and crew will show off the results of their work when the show opens Thursday, April 26, at the Loveland Middle School Auditorium. This production is the 30th together for the directing duo of Miller and Kroncke. They’ve been directing together for over 15 years. It reminds Miller of the things he learned in theater as a kid. He believes sharing that with the students outside the normal school day makes a difference for them. “I think that’s what it is,” Miller said. “It’s that expanded time with them where they get to feel like this is something special, something for them.” Kroncke started out with Shawn as a parent when her own children were performing in school productions here. Her kids have since grown, but now she sees how these students “come to life” during the productions. “These kids become my family,” Kroncke said. “I see them perform, and come to life, and evolve. I just sit there like mom bursting with pride with what


Loveland Middle School drama directors Ginger Kroncke and Shawn Miller have been together for 15 years and 30 productions making a difference in the lives of hundreds of students. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY P

these kids accomplish. They blow me away. They absolutely blow me away. “ The students work very hard to create a fun and entertaining production for the audiences. They have fun building the set, setting lighting and sound, and performing on stage. Yet, they are aware of how the whole experience impacts their young life. Instead of watching others and dreaming of acting, Sydney Mahon gets up on stage and does it. “It’s pretty cool. I just love doing it,” Mahon said. “Mr. Miller knows what he’s doing. He’s fun-

ny, but he’ll get serious. He’s just a really good director.” Mahon plays a “nerdy” Katie in this show and credits Mr. Miller with helping her develop a different character. She said: “He explained to us we really need to have different characters that will stand out. That really helped me a lot. The show is really funny, the audience will love it. We have a lot of really great actors and actresses.” Students say Mr. Miller has helped them with their stage performance. Lily Huelsman says it goes beyond him helping her em-

brace her character. She didn’t know that many people when she first came to the middle school. Before joining drama, if she had a bad day, “It just wasn’t that great of a day,” Huelsman said. “You come to drama and everyone is happy to see you. It’s like you’re a little family. It’s nice.” The comedy and humor makes “Hound of Clackervilles” different than some of the shows Loveland Middle School has done in the past. “It is not a musical,” Huelsman said, though she does sing one song. “Come, because you’re going to regret it if you don’t.” Sean Chrusniak plays Sherlock Holmes in his final middle school role before heading to high school. Drama is one of the first things he thinks of when he wakes up each day. “This is the best thing that has ever happened to me,” Chrusniak said. “When its drama season, I go through the entire school day just waiting for drama. As a kid in the community, it has helped me out. I’ve become very social with the theater group.” Chrusniak credits his drama experience with building his social skills and confidence in school too. He said Kroncke has been like a mother to him since his very first audition in seventhgrade. His relationship with Miller goes beyond teacher and stretches to friend. Drama has turned classmates and teachers into friends and family for these Loveland Middle School students. It is no different for Erin Wilmanns, who plays a “kind of jumpy and obnoxious dancer” in this show.

“I really love the entire drama community,” Wilmanns said. “Most of my closest friends are in here. It’s the same as hanging out with your friends, but you get to be part of something bigger while you’re doing it. Mr. Miller has really helped me grow. Drama has really helped us learn to accept each other; to be different. That carries over into real life and how it is okay to be a little different.” What would any Sherlock Holmes mystery – even if it is a comedic spoof – be without Dr. Watson along to help solve the case? Leave it to Watson – in this case, Cole Hankins as Watson – to sum up the case. “It really did change my life,” Hankins said. “I met all kinds of new people. I met my directors who are wonderful people, wonderful directors and they all really helped me grow as a person and become what I am now…Watson.” Students Kaylie Simms, Lauren Raitz, Danny Koth and Delaney Grace Walker wrote: Now, we don’t want you to worry! Sherlock Holmes and his side-kick, Dr. Watson, will be there to help solve the case of “the Hound of the Clackervilles! So take a break from your busy schedule and help solve this mysterious case!! The show runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 26-April 28, at the Loveland Middle School Auditorium. Showtime is 7 p.m. Tickets are- $5 for seniors and students, $8 for adults at the Loveland Intermediate, middle or high schools attendance desk. Also day of show at the door.

Mount Notre Dame’s playwright debuts show

Mount Notre Dame’s showcasing a romantic comedy that entwines the typical struggles of a young woman and her journey for love with the help of the Greek god’s and goddesses to guide her on this journey. This plays takes a typical love

story with an atypical approach and has audience members laughing, learning, engaging and being entertained with “Myth: The Musical.” This comic take combines humor with the timeless test of a quest for love and historic mythical figures that in-

spire a modern young woman. Tom Geier, MND English teacher of 37 years, wrote this play . His creativity and knowledge of mythology writing is paired with talent and acting to share the best of mythology and acting. He attributes his inspira-

tion coming from his many years of teaching classical literature and with teaching it in an all young women school. Wayne Peppercorn, MND psychics teacher of 10 years, wrote all the music for this play; Shelly Brauer, MND Art Department

chair, created all the artwork for this production. Mark your calendars for April 27 at 8 p.m. and April 28 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. The play will be at MND’s Salerno Center for the Performing Arts.





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Tigers hit home stretch

Loveland could earn FAVC title By Scott Springer

LOVELAND — Going into the weekend of April 21, coach Ken Reed’s Loveland Tiger baseball team was in position to reach its first Fort Ancient Valley League title since 2006. Outside of a pair of early April losses to Centerville and Badin, Loveland has been a tough competitor in a talented league. The Tigers have done it with a group of seniors having a sense of urgency and improving their games and a complement of younger players eager to make the line-up. A senior outfielder has paced the Loveland attack and is among the FAVC leaders in runs batted in. “Jacob Meyer has been tremendous,” Reed said. “He’s hitting almost .500. With his success, it’s making teams pitch to Joe Moran a little bit more and he’s real-

Loveland's Reed Schlesner (no hat) and Joe Moran, No. 21, are two of the Tiger seniors who are having good seasons for coach Ken Reed. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

ly come around.” Moran is another senior who was walked 10 times and hit five times early in the season. Like fellow seniors Meyer and Reed Schlesner, his numbers have risen significantly over last year. “Joe’s on base percentage (as of April 19) is .500, Jacob’s is .523 See BASEBALL, Page A9

PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS Ursuline's Danielle Stiene is all smiles after homering against Seton during the Lions’ 5-1 win April 18.

Ursuline Lions roar into season’s 2nd half

Offense shines after spring break By Nick Dudukovich

BLUE ASH — After a six-day

hiatus, the Ursuline Academy softball team was charged with the task of defeating division rival St. Ursula in its first game back from spring break. But rather than taking time to shake off the rust, the Lions looked stellar, as the offense combined for 10 hits while sophomore pitcher Danielle Stiene of Loveland tossed a shutout en route to a 5-0 win April 14. Head coach Brian Eve said the win was a good way to start the second half of the season because his team regularly faces tough opponents in the Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League’s Scarlet Division. “We have the highest respect for everybody in our league,” Eve said. “Our league is always

“We have the highest respect for everybody in our league.” BRIAN EVE Head coach

competitive, so it comes down to a pitch there, or a hit there, and often scores are 1-0, 2-2.” Through April 16, Ursuline had won eight games against just two losses and was in hot pursuit of Scarlet division leader McAuley. One of the Lions’ defeats came against Mohawks, while the other came against Boone County (Ky.). The margin in defeat in both games was just two runs. The fact Ursuline has held its own, even in defeat, makes Eve believe the Lions can play with any opponent because of pitching and team defense. In the circle, Stiene is 4-0 with a 0.21ERA in seven games, while

Liberty Township’s Hannah Mehrle is 3-1 with a 0.95 ERA. Robinson has a 1.27 ERA in two games. The trio of hurlers gives the Lions a formidable three-girl rotation. At the plate, Stiene and Mehrle have been helping their own cause with their production in the lineup. At press time, Stiene and Mehrle were tied for eighth in the Scarlet with a .407 average. They combined for eight RBI and 10 extra-base hits. The team, which is ranked No. 7 in the Enquirer’s Division I Coaches’ Poll, is also getting nice contributions from West Chester’s Emily Byrd (.345) and Evendale’s Kaitlin Barbiere (six RBI). As the Lions head into the second half of their schedule, Eve said playing good defense, while avoiding injuries, will be important to the team’s success. The Lions’ roster is comprised of just 13 girls.

By Scott Springer


» Moeller beat Sprayberry (Georgia) 6-0 on April 14. Senior Phillip Diehl had the shutout and struck out eight. Senior Ryan LeFevers and sophomore Riley Mahan drove in three runs each. On April 16, Moeller beat Alter 7-2 as Zach Williams struck out 12 to go to 5-0. Ryan LeFevers, Spencer Iacovone and Nick Edwards all homered. The Crusaders beat Chaminade-Julienne 5-1 on April 17 behind John Tanner. Brian Burkhart got the win on April 18 as Moeller beat Badin 3-1. » Loveland got by Walnut Hills 13-11 April 16. Sam Timmerman went to 4-0 and Jacob Meyer drove in five runs for the Tigers. On April 17, Loveland beat Northwest 11-3. Joe Moran was 3-3 and drove in two. The Tigers took down Wilmington 6-3 on April18 as Reed Schlesner got the win. Loveland beat Wilmington again on April 20, 10-1 as Michael Louis got the win.


» Loveland beat Walnut Hills 6-1 on April 16 as Olivia Pifer got her eighth win and struck out 13. » Ursuline beat Roger Bacon 13-1 April 16. Mackenzie Robinson picked up the win and struck out eight batters. The squad followed up with an 11-3 win over

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Mount Notre Dame April 17. Hannah Mehrle struck out and eight and got the win. On April 18, Danielle Stiene homered, in addition to striking out 14 as the Lions beat Seton, 5-1.

Boys track

» Moeller won the Mount Healthy Owls Classic April13. Junior Zach Hoffman won the 1600 meter run, sophomore Andreas Pfaller the 110 hurdles and senior Kevin Robinson-White the shot put. Moeller was second at the LaRosa’s Classic at La Salle April 19. Hoffman won the 800 and 1600, Pfaller the 110 and 300 hurdles and the Crusaders took the 4x400 relay.


» Loveland defeated Milford 4-1 April 17. Sophomores Andrew Gordon and Kyle Jarc and senior Jon Treloar had the singles wins. On April 18, Loveland beat Wyoming 3-2. Alex Genbauffe and Andrew Gordon won in doubles as did Reece Martinez and Johan Harris.

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» Loveland defeated Sycamore for the first time in program history 10-5 on April 4. Loveland was led in scoring by Max Mather with four goals, Corey Cotsonas had three goals and Evan Beck had three assists. On April 14, Loveland defeatSee HIGHLIGHTS, Page A9

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Tigers continue to roll in FAVC East The following are submitted summaries. Loveland 13, Walnut Hills 11 - The Loveland High School varsity baseball team kicked off the 4th week of the season on the road to face Walnut Hills, a team which the Tigers over the last two seasons defeated three times by a combined score of 29-0 including a 10-0 win the week before. This game however turned into nail biter before Loveland emerged with a 13-11 victory. Loveland jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the 1st inning on a lead-off triple by Reed Schlesner, and RBI single by Joe Moran, a walk, a 2-RBI single by Darren Sackett and an RBI single by Dylan Bodley. After the Eagles got 2 runs in the 2nd the Tigers scored another 2 of the own on a 2 RBI double off the left field fence by Jacob Meyer to stay up 4, 6-2. The Tigers increased their lead to 6 after the 4th on an RBI single by Altman, a ground ball by Moran which brought in another run and a sacrifice fly by Meyer. In the 5th inning the wheels came off for the Tigers as their defense committed a couple of errors combined with 6 Eagle hits as Walnut Hills rallied for 7 runs to take a 10-9 lead. The Tigers were able to tie the game at 10 in the 6th on another RBI by Bodley. In the 7th the Tigers scored 3 runs with 2 on and 2 on Meyer’s second 2 RBI double of the game. Meyer later scored on a wild pitch for a 13-10 lead. But things weren’t over yet as Walnut Hills threatened putting their first 2 batters on base in the bottom of the 7th with a line drive single and a hit batsman. However the next three batters grounded out for the Loveland 13-11 victory. Michael Louis started for the Tigers pitching 3 innings with 5 K’s, Hunter Ewing followed pitching the 4th and into the 5th inning, Sam Timmerman

(W, 4-0) finished the game pitching the final 2-2/3’s . Loveland 11, Northwest 3 – The Tigers came home on Tuesday taking Northwest, winning easily 11-3. Northwest got off to a quick start scoring 2 runs in the first, which was equaled by the Tigers in their half on a lead-off single by Reed Schlesner, a single by Joe Moran which brought Schlesner home, a walk to Jacob Meyer and an RBI double by Mitch Lendenski. After the Knight’s scored another run in the 2nd the Tigers broke the game open scoring 6 runs off of 5 hits including RBI doubles by Reed Schlesner, Joe Moran and Jacob Meyer. Darren Sackett completed the scoring in the inning with an RBI single. From that point on Loveland pitching and defense took over getting 16 consecutive outs. Sophomore starter Brian Bullock (W, 3-0) settled in pitching 5 solid innings for the Tigers, retiring the final 10 batters he faced over 3+ innings, before being relieved by Junior Nolan Snyder who pitched 2 scoreless inning retiring all 6 batters. Loveland 6, Wilmington 3 – The Tigers returned to league play traveling to Wilmington Wednesday to take on the Hurricanes and came home with a 6-3 victory. The Hurricanes scored a first inning run and held a 1-0 lead until the 3rd inning when the Tigers put 3 runs on the board on a 2run double by Jacob Meyer. In the 5th the Tigers hung another three runs on Wilmington when Ryan Altman singled, Joe Moran reached on an error and Meyer doubled again bringing in 2 runs. Darren Sackett hit a long drive to right for a sacrifice fly scoring Meyer to make the score 6-1. All the while Loveland starting pitcher Reed Schlesner (W, 2-1) was holding the Hurricanes in check after giving up a single run to them in the 1st inning.

Schlesner found himself in trouble in the 6th with the bases loaded and was relieved by Hunter Ewing (S, 2) who was able to get out of the jam with minimal damage and get the save in the 6-3 win. Loveland 10, Wilmington 1 – Friday’s game again paired Wilmington and Loveland in finale of their series, this time at LHS. Loveland starting pitcher Michael Louis (W, 2-1) threw 6 excellent innings scattering 3 hits with 6 strikeouts while yielding only an unearned run in the 4th inning for the Tigers 10-1 victory. The Tiger offense got things going in the 2nd inning with a walk to Jacob Meyer and a single by Mitch Lendenski. With the runners on 2nd and 3rd Ryne Terry put down a sacrifice bunt/ squeeze play scoring Meyer and Lendenski as Lendenski never stopped running on the play and scored on the out throw to first on Terry. Leading 2-0 the Tigers scored 3 more the 3rd. Joe Moran brought home Reid Waddell and Reed Schlesner with a single after each had walked with Moran ending up on 3rd on a Wilmington throwing error during the play. Lendenski brought in Moran on an infield groundball for a 5-0 lead. After the Wilmington run in the 4th the Tigers came right back with 4 more of their own, in part on another 2 run single by Moran, which made the score 9-1. Lendenski then completed the scoring in the 6th with a triple to deep right-center field, scoring Meyer for the 10-1 final. Nate Jones pitched the 7th inning in 1-2-3 fashion to seal the win. Jacob Meyer (0-1, 2BB, HBP) , who hit safely in all 16 of the previous games, saw his streak come to an end as the Wilmington pitching staff pitched around him after his 3-4, 3 Doubles and 4 RBI performance earlier in the week against them.


Loveland JV girls start the season swinging The Loveland JV softball team is off to a great start posting a 6-1 record. Loveland 11, Harrison 1 On Monday, March 26, the locals beat the visiting Harrison Wildcats 11-1 in five innings. Collecting hits for the Lady Tigers were Brittany Miller - two doubles, single; Annie Reich - triple, double; Megan Luetkemeyer two singles; Maeci Ujvari single; Brittany Talbott single and Spencer Fuller single. Defensively the Lady Tigers only committed one error in the game. Freshman Brittany Miller picked up the win going the distance for Loveland. She struck out 6, walked 1 and gave up three hits. Harrison 11, Loveland 6 On March 28 the Tigers traveled to Harrison and lost 11-6. The Tigers had a 3-0 lead heading into the bottom of the fourth inning. This inning proved disastrous for the Tigers as they committed three errors and Harrison collected three walks and two base hits leading to an 8run inning. Harrison tacked on three more runs in the sixth. Loveland rallied for two runs in the top of the seventh but it was not enough to overcome the damage already done.

Megan Luetkemeyer and Brittany Talbott led the way offensively for the Tigers garnering two singles apiece. Annie Reich added a double. Brittany Miller and Spencer Fuller each contributed a single. Brittany Miller was tagged with the loss on the mound. She struck out three, walked three and gave up five hits. Loveland 19, CHCA 1 The Tigers rebounded from Wednesday's loss and came out in convincing fashion March 29 with a 19-1 non-conference win over Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy. The locals collected 16 hits, five walks and had no strikeouts in 35 plate appearances. Leading the way for the Lady Tigers at the plate were Brittany Miller - two doubles, single; Brittany Talbott - double, single; Maeci Ujvari - two singles; Emily Bateman - two singles; Annie Reich, Spencer Fuller, Megan Luetkemeyer, Kayla Buntain, Celeste Hefner, Jessi Gorman and Kayla Bullock each added a single to round out the hitting parade. Sophomore Spencer Fuller was the winning pitcher for Loveland. She struck out one, had no walks and gave up two hits in five innings .

Loveland 12, Glen Este 3 On March 30 the JV squad picked up its third win of the season by beating the Fighting Trojans of Glen Este 12-3. The Tigers once again erupted for 16 hits in a game. Annie Reich and Megan Luetkemeyer blasted the competition at the plate with four hits apiece. Reich had two doubles, two singles while Luetkemeyer collected four singles. Brittany Talbott added a triple, two singles; Brittany Miller – double, single; Celeste Hefner – double; Kayla Bullock – single and Spencer Fuller – single. Brittany Miller was credited with the win, striking out four, issuing one free pass, one hit batter and gave up nine hits. Loveland 8, Glen Este 5 The Lady Tigers hosted Glen Este April 2 and came out on top with an 8-5 win. Brittany Talbott belted a triple while Maeci Ujvari, Megan Luetkemeyer, Spencer Fuller, Kayla Bullock and Jessi Gorman each added a one bagger for the locals. Brittany Miller earned her third win of the season as she hurled a complete game. She struck out 11, walked four, had one hit batter and gave up seven hits.


tle bit. Sophomore Reid Waddell has moved to short. Those two, along with Darren Sackett, our catcher and another sophomore, are doing the job as well.” Waddell started at third base when senior Ryan Altman (now the DH) was injured. After the Centerville loss, Waddell moved to shortstop and junior Ryne Terry went to third. The moves shored Loveland up defensively and Altman is now the team’s secondleading hitter behind Meyer. Behind the plate, the Tigers have senior Dylan Bodley, but Sackett’s bat has been tough to leave out and he’s improving as a receiver. “He’s starting to feel a

little more comfortable with our pitching staff,” Reed said. “Our submariner Sam Timmerman, his ball moves a tremendous amount. Our No. 1, Michael Louis has such good cut action on his ball that Dylan Bodley’s catching him.” Of the regular pitchers, Louis leads in ERA, Schlesner in innings and reliever-only Timmerman leads in wins and saves. The Tigers should be able to control their own destiny after an away game at Milford April 25. They finish up with two-game sets against Turpin and Anderson, two squads currently chasing Loveland in the FAVC East. “We’re liking where we’re sitting,” Reed said.

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and Reed Schlesner, our lead-off hitter, has been getting on at a .549 rate,” Reed said. “Those three guys are on base one out of every two at bats.” Reed credits the increased production by his upperclassmen on the abilities of his underclassmen. A group of promising 10thgraders have made their presence known. “We’ve got competition in three or four spots that is keeping guys on their toes,” Reed said. “It’s cliche, but youth brings energy. We’ve been playing Brian Bullock in the outfield and he’s been pitching a lit-


ed Anderson 19-6. Scoring leaders included Tyler Oblong with six goals, Brian McElveen four goals, Evan Beck and Brad Clements had two goals, and Max Mather had four assists. Loveland beat Indian

Hill 7-6 on April 16. Max Mather and Corey Cotsonas had two goals each. CORRECTION: In last week’s edition of The Loveland Herald the names of Loveland lacrosse players Kody Griffin and Tanner Hawk were misspelled. Also, last week’s lacrosse

photos were thanks to Sue Lachappelle.


» Moeller beat PurcellMarian 25-4, 25-6, 25-10 on April 17. On April 20, the Crusaders beat St. Xavier 28-30, 25-23, 24-26, 27-25, 15-12.



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Second opinion needed on health-care law coverage and be forced to purchase health insurance through governmentrun exchanges. Oh, there’s also this: the ConJean Schmidt COMMUNITY PRESS gressional Budget Office GUEST COLUMNIST recently estimated that the 10-year cost of the law (which was originally manipulated by budget gimmickry) has almost doubled, to $1.76 trillion. Finally, there is a shadowy presence in the room that gives people a chill on the back of the neck. The new law established the Independent Payment Advisory Board, or IPAB. Simply put, its purpose is to cut Medicare spending. This 15-member committee of unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats essentially has one purpose – to get doctors, phar-

maceutical companies and hospitals to cut their prices if somebody in authority decides too much money is being spent on health care. The members would be appointed by the president, subject to confirmation by the Senate. Some worry that the remedy to control these health care costs might be worse than the disease. Many people fear that sick people will be confronted by a bunch of cold-blooded bureaucrats who are deputized to tell them they’re not entitled to the care they might need. Thankfully, my colleagues and I in the House voted to repeal this piece of the health care law before it goes into effect. It is time to dismantle this law – while it’s still just a terrible idea that hasn’t hurt anybody. At least not yet. Jean Schmidt is the U.S. Representative in Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District.

Letting our humanity prevail These are trying times for those of us who are concerned with humanity. What is so strange to me is the amount of inhumanity that is perpetrated in the name of religion. Like almost everyone else, I started life knowing little about other religions. Naturally, I believed what I was being taught was the true religion. When I moved into a mixed neighborhood, the conflict of ideas became a problem. Before I proceed with this essay I want make clear that I have become a very interested student of humanity. It is my policy to defend any religion, race or nationality when a discussion becomes hateful to anyone for what I consider no valid reason. Having said that, it was a few years ago that I was accused very wrongly of speaking disagreeably about a common religion that I greatly respected. Such is life. Humanity and reason do not always coexist. So, let’s examine humanity and where I started my interest in all religions. It was my sophomore year at Bowling Green State University. I was enrolled in a course in comparative religion. Much to the dismay of my


professor, I insisted on writing papers and discussing in class that there were more similarities than differences in the religions we discussed. This resulted in a

mediocre grade. As is my practice, it is time for a quote. “We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.” That timely truth is by Jonathan Swift. It is also why it is important to write this essay The terrible killing of people because of religion, race or origin shows how important Swift’s words have become for the sake of humanity. Our major fault is that we are either taught to hate or that we naturally feel threatened by someone who is “not like us.” Either way, our humanity is in question. The recent slaying of Trayvon Martin proves this point. I have no opinion as to the fault. The problem is our inability to live as a community with standards that apply to all individ-

uals equally. It is convenient to blame any religion, race or nationality for the egregious faults of individuals of that community. With the increase in violence many people will consider their personal safety before giving the benefit of doubt. As a soldier in Germany and a member of the Occupation Forces, I found that by wearing civilian clothes to town and slowly learning and using German I soon made a number of friends. There was a simple and abiding lesson there. Simply put it was, to get along, go along. Solving our problems here may be that simple. As a member of the American society, no matter what your differences are, if you accept the habits and laws of your fellow citizens, you will gain acceptance. It may be slow, but your individual community must strongly enforce this idea. In the end the conflicts will ease and disappear. If we value the similarities in our religion, race and nationalities I believe others will value them too. Our humanity would prevail. Edward Levy is a resident of Montgomery and a former college professor.

CH@TROOM April 18 question

“That would require that one believes in the concept of heaven and hell in the first place.” J.K.

telligent people (like Dinesh D’Souza) have made persuasive arguments in favor of belief. Since we cannot prove ‘heaven’ we obviously can’t prove that animals don’t go there, nor do we really know what existence in heaven would be like. I keep hoping.” Bill B.

“Who really knows for certain if there is a heaven or not? I hope there is, but I wish I could find proof. “My childhood training in parochial schools insisted that only human beings go to heaven, but no one can know for certain. We simply do not know if there is a life after death, though many in-

“Well, being a believer of God and Jesus Christ, I am certain they do, and why not? “Just as we are taught the belief of heaven and hell, what animal, especially our beloved pets do something that bad to deserve the abusive treatment as you see on the ASPCA commercials by the way they suffer. Uncondition-

Do you believe pastor and author Rick Warren’s assertion that dogs and cats go to heaven? Why or why not?



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It has been two years since President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi passed their health-care “reform” bill. At the time, the American people were told that the new law would create jobs and lower insurance premiums while allowing anyone who liked their current health plan to keep it. None of these promises has turned out to be true. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office believes that the health care law will actually reduce job opportunities by some 800,000. The average family’s premium for its employer provided coverage has continued to rise, and the Congressional Budget Office estimates that the new law will cause premiums on the individual market to rise by 13 percent. In addition, studies indicate that many Americans will lose their current employer-provided


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al love is what a pet brings us, no matter how we feel, or how they are treated. So, my answer is a firm YES, there is a pet heaven!” O.H.R.

Spring has sprung into allergies Although many Cincinnatians are enjoying the early spring weather, it is unfortunately causing problems for those of us who suffer from allergies. The Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency monitors the levels of airborne allergens daily and shares the information on our website Allergy season begins this time of year because of all the blooming plant life. Pollens differ throughout the country, but in the Southwest Ohio region, winds spread pollen from many types of plants starting as early as February and continuing into October. Unusually warm weather conditions have caused trees to pollinate at higher levels than is common for this time of year. Some of the most prevalent sources of allergens in abundance right now are plants like oak, cedar, maple and elm trees. Ragweed is another significant source of pollen that blooms from August until the first week of October. Ragweed produces an alarming amount of pollen during these months, often crippling the noses and eyes of people suffering from allergies. Because so many people suffer from seasonal allergies,

we analyze inundating pollen and mold samples and report the results on our website every busiMaria ness day Butauski COMMUNITY PRESS from February through GUEST COLUMNIST November. This is a good resource for allergy-sufferers to use when planning any outdoor activities during allergy season. Living with allergies can be miserable, so when pollen and mold counts are high, here are some things you can do to help your allergies: » Avoid areas with freshly cut grass and lawn care activities. » Minimize outdoor activity between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. » Close windows and use air conditioning. » Contact an allergist or doctor for medical advice. To learn more, please visit or call the pollen and mold hotline at 513-946-7753. Maria Butauski is a public relations intern with Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency.

Plan for your financial future Spring is officially here. That means it’s time for spring cleaning! People everywhere are shedding the effects of fall and winter. What about dusting off your long-term financial plan? April is National Financial Literacy Month – the perfect time to spring into action when it comes to planning your financial future. If you already have a plan, this is a great opportunity to take review and update it, if there have been changes in your family situation or circumstances. According to a 2011 survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, more than half of workers report they’ve put away less than $25,000 in total savings and investments; about 30 percent have less than $1,000 saved for the future. It is never too late to begin saving for your retirement – no matter what your age. If retirement is near, you’ll want to jump into the fast lane right away. If you’re younger and retirement seems a lifetime away, it’s still in your best interest to begin saving now, as compound interest will work to your advantage. Experts agree that saving when you’re young will make a world of difference when the time comes to draw on your retirement savings. Don’t take our word for it. You can check out the numbers yourself. A great place to start figuring out how much you will need for retirement is to learn how much you could

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The Easter Bunny greets 3-year-old Boston Noland, grandson of Lodge staff member Diana Jarvis. SHELLY SACK/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS Jamie Blodgett and Caroline Sack, grandchildren of Mary Osterhaus, enjoy the petting zoo, especially the bunnies. SHELLY SACK/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Lodge resident Ida Hoffer holds Ella Rose Krug, granddaughter of Connie Krug, staff member. SHELLY SACK/FOR THE COMMUNTIY PRESS


Resident Mary Osterhaus, with great-grandchildren Caroline Sack (l) and Jamie Blodgett (r) enjoy the petting zoo. SHELLY SACK/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

everal hundred people of all ages gathered at The Lodge Retirement Community in Loveland for its annual Easter Party. Activities included a jelly bean counting contest, an egg hunt, a stuffed bunny animal raffle, petting zoo, magician and, of course, the Easter Bunny. Another favorite event is the egg drop contest where residents and families package raw eggs in containers to be dropped from the balcony to see if it survives. Some of the creative packaging included marshmallows and jello.

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The main dining room of The Lodge was full of Easter fun. SHELLY SACK/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Jamie Blodgett and Caroline Sack, grandchildren of Mary Osterhaus, enjoy the petting zoo, especially the bunnies.

Mary McGowen, Dick Hagee and Sally Wehmer, all Lodge residents, get ready for the afternoon's festivities. SHELLY SACK/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Volunteer Shirley Ponchot serves sweet treats to residents Gloria Marshall and Millie Werk and visitors. SHELLY SACK/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, APRIL 26 Art Exhibits Juried Exhibition, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Original art works submitted by women artists. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Clubs & Organizations Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati Meeting, 6-8 p.m., Isaac M. Wise Temple, 8329 Ridge Road, Celebrate success in providing shelter and hospitality to families. Includes light refreshments. Presented by Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati. 471-1100; Amberley Village.

Holiday - Earth Day Kids Garden, 4 p.m., Madisonville Branch Library, 4830 Whetsel Ave., Children plant seeds and spuds in library’s garden, then celebrate with dirt cake. Ages 6-12. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6029. Madisonville.

Home & Garden Compost in Your Backyard, 6 p.m., Francis R. Healy Community Center, 7640 Planfield Road, Learn how to balance a compost bin, what materials are compostable and where to purchase a compost bin. Includes free kitchen collector, “Simple Guide to Composting in Your Backyard,” magnet and $20 coupon for purchase of bin. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7734; Deer Park. Bed Preparation and Fertilization, 7 p.m., Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave., Get ready for spring planting with Doug Young of H.J. Benken Florist & Greenhouse. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6028. Madeira.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 9 p.m., Tap House Grill, 8740 Montgomery Road, 891-8277. Sycamore Township.

Lectures Town Hall Lecture Series, 11 a.m.-noon, Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Road, $40. Jeffrey Toobin: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court. Senior analyst for “CNN Worldwide,” staff writer for the New Yorker and best-selling author of “The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court.” Presented by Montgomery Woman’s Club Inc. 6841632; event/1646686283. Montgomery.

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

Music - Classical Matinee Musicale Concert Series, 11 a.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, With Scott Ramsay, tenor. Meet the artists. Refreshments follow concert. $45 full season; $15, $3 students. Presented by Matinee Musicale. 469-9819; Amberley Village.

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

Motherless Daughters Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m., Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road, For adult women who have lost or miss nurturing care of their mother. Free. Presented by Motherless Daughters Ministry. 489-0892. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Family friendly. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Book discussion group. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Family friendly. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 673-0174. Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, APRIL 27 Art Exhibits Juried Exhibition, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 272-3700; Mariemont. Blossom II: Art of Flowers, Noon-5 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, Second in on-going series of national traveling exhibitions of artworks depicting and interpreting flowers of all kinds. Juried exhibition is sponsored by Susan K. Black Foundation and David J. Wagner LLC. Free. Presented by Greenacres Foundation. Through May 18. 8914227; Indian Hill.

Home & Garden Annuals at the Zoo, 1-2:30 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, Greenhouse. Stephen Foltz, director of dorticulture at the Cincinnati Zoo, discusses selection, planting and maintenance of zoo’s large annual gardens. $10. Reservations required. Presented by Greenacres Foundation. 891-4227; Indian Hill.

man Highway, Gain comfort, strength and empowerment to move forward with your life. Led by licensed social worker. $35 per two-hour session. Registration required. 891-1533. Blue Ash.

SATURDAY, APRIL 28 Art & Craft Classes

Acoustik Buca, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, 247-9933. Montgomery. Bob Crawford, 9 p.m.-midnight, Bucks Tavern, 3299 W. U.S. 22/Ohio 3, Solo acoustic covers of popular rock music from the ’60s to the present. Ages 21 and up. Free. 677-3511. Loveland.

Heartsongs: A Day of Quiet for Girls, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Day of celebrating strength and spirit as a young woman. With Jennie Mertens and Joy France. $25. Reservations required. 683-2340; Loveland. The Art of Nature, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Artist/naturalist Marjorie Bledsoe guides experience of unique and useful pairing of art and nature. $35. Reservations required. 6932340; Loveland.

Music - Blues

Art Exhibits

Diamond Jim Dews Band, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Traci’s Sports Lounge and Grill, 784 LovelandMiamiville Road, 697-8111. Loveland.

Blossom II: Art of Flowers, Noon-5 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, Free. 891-4227; Indian Hill.

Music - Jazz


April Aloisio, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Dilly Cafe, 6818 Wooster Pike, 561-5233; Mariemont.

Model Auditions, 1-4 p.m., Starfire Council, 5030 Oaklawn Drive, Models of all shapes and sizes are needed for Urban Glam to be held at Tower Place Mall, Downtown, on June 16. Bring recent photograph, measurements, but no make up. 281-2100; Madisonville.

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

Senior Citizens Veterans Luncheon, 12:30-2 p.m., Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive, Luncheon to honor veterans of any American war. Box lunches and desserts from Kroger provided. With John Matarese, WCPO-TV Channel 9 News, answering your questions. $4. Reservations required. 745-0617; Blue Ash.

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Israel Memorial Day and Independence Day, 5:30-8 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Remember soldiers lost during Israeli wars with prayers and readings. Honor community’s connections to Israel. Celebrate with performance by members of Israel Defense Forces choir, tween Gaga tournament, teen party, Taste of Kosher Cincinnati and other Israeli-themed games and activities. Family friendly. Free. Registration required, includes Israeli souvenir. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

Sports Card, Memorabilia and Autograph Show, 4-9 p.m., Moeller High School, 9001 Montgomery Road, Buy, sell or trade from 150 dealer tables. Cincinnati Royals Reunion Show. Former Royals Hall of Famers Jerry Lucas and Adrian Smith as well as Connie Dierking, George Wilson and Tom Thacker. Also, Pedro Borbon and Tony Pike. $3, $6 three-day pass. 290-5225; Kenwood.

Support Groups

The Cincinnati Horticultural Society Ladies Day event will be 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at the Kenwood Country Club, and will feature Kentucky native and award-winning garden designer, writer, author and lecturer John Carloftis, as speaker. Guests will also enjoy a delicious gourmet luncheon, "do it at home" horticultural demonstrations, plenty of time to shop with Flower Show gardening vendors and great raffle prizes. Shannon Carter, US co-chair of the World Choir Games, will introduce the Southern Gateway Chorus, a group that will appear at the games. Tickets are $75 each. For reservations and tickets, visit Proceeds benefit programs of the Cincinnati Horticultural Society, including children's educational programs and the Meade House in Symmes Township. THANKS TO MARIE HUENEFELD

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

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

Exhibits Exploring History Through Textiles, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Quilts on display on loan and from GLHSM collection. 6835692; Loveland.

Support Groups

Health / Wellness

Women’s Separation/Divorce Support, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Comprehensive Counseling Services Inc., 10999 Reed Hart-

Diabetes Conversation Maps Sessions, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, 4460 Red Bank Road, Suite 100,

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Theme: What is Diabetes? What do I do about it? Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. For . $30 for four sessions; $10 per session. Presented by Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates. 271-5111. Madisonville. Total Food Makeover, Noon-2 p.m., Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive, Transform the way you shop, look at food, eat and approach health. $10. Registration required. Presented by Baker Chiropractic. 272-9200; Blue Ash.

Literary - Libraries Gold Star Chilimobile, 2 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Register for Summer Reading Program and receive free coney. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4450. Deer Park.

Music - Acoustic Toast, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, Free. 247-9933; Montgomery.

Recreation Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15. 985-0900. Montgomery. Be A Hero Nationwide Cycling Event, 10-11 a.m., Urban Active Kenwood, 8133 Montgomery Road, Indoor bike ride to grant wishes for those in need. Benefits Wish Upon a Hero Foundation. $25. Registration required. 791-4444; Sycamore Township.

Shopping Sports Card, Memorabilia and Autograph Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Moeller High School, $3, $6 three-day pass. 290-5225; Kenwood.

SUNDAY, APRIL 29 Art Exhibits Juried Exhibition, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 272-3700; Mariemont. Blossom II: Art of Flowers, Noon-5 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, Free. 891-4227; Indian Hill.

Exhibits Exploring History Through Textiles, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 683-5692; Loveland.

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

Shopping Sports Card, Memorabilia and Autograph Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Moeller High School, $3, $6 three-day pass. 290-5225; Kenwood.

Volunteer Events Helping Hands YP Workforce, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Help brighten the day of home-bound seniors and others in need of a helping hand by working with a team of Jewish young professionals ages 21-35 to do light chores such as flipping mattresses, switching out seasonal clothing, changing batteries and light bulbs, yard work and more. Part of Give-aDay. Free. Registration required. Presented by ACTout. 373-0300. Amberley Village.

MONDAY, APRIL 30 Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Braxton F. Cann Memorial Medical Center, 5818 Madison Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300; Madisonville.

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

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

TUESDAY, MAY 1 Health / Wellness Balance and Stability Class, 8:20-9:20 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Weekly through June 6. Jodi Waywood, TriHealth physical therapist, guides group exercise class to learn how to prevent injuries from falls with exercise and education. Class utilizes balance foams, chairs, railings, mirrors, stability balls and therabands to

make it the safest and most effective balance class possible. $80-$90. Registration required. 985-0900; Montgomery.

Lectures Cincinnati Horticultural Society Ladies’ Day, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Kenwood Country Club, 6501 Kenwood Road, Music by the Southern Gateway Chorus. Gourmet luncheon, vendors, horticultural demonstrations and prizes. Jon Carloftis, Kentucky native and award-winning garden designer, writer and author, will speak. Benefits Cincinnati Horticultural Society and the Meade House. $75. Reservations required. Presented by Kenwood Woman’s Club. 561-7482; Madeira.

Nature Free Firsts Appreciation Days, 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Residents can enjoy any park without the need for a motor vehicle permit, while enjoying a host of other free and discounted activities. Dress for weather. Family friendly. Free, no vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Symmes Township.

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

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2 Cooking Classes Kid’s Healthy Cooking Classes, 4-6 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Peachy Seiden, registered dietitian and nutrition science instructor, teaches children to be more health conscious by encouraging them to make healthy food choices and teaching them how to prepare and cook nutrient-dense meals. Ages 11-14. $40. Registration required. 315-3943; Silverton.

Literary - Libraries Gold Star Chilimobile, 3:306:30 p.m., Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave., Register for Summer Reading Program and receive free coney. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6028. Madeira.

Religious - Community Shelter of God’s Promises, 7:30-9 p.m., Church of the Saviour United Methodist Church, 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Bible study with by Sheila Walsh. Bi-weekly ending on Sept. 5. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 791-3142; Montgomery.



Refrigeration helps Subway clone cookies Rita Heikenfeld RITA’S KITCHEN

Ever since I was a little girl “experimenting” in the kitchen, I have been fascinated with the sci-

ence of food. Many happy hours were spent with my sister, Judy, underneath our huge wild cherry tree making mud pies. Years later, I was going to bake chocolate chip cookies and had the dough ready to be portioned out. Something came up and I couldn’t bake the cookies right away. In fact, the dough sat for two days in the refrigerator. Well, that was a blessing in disguise. Those cookies were better in flavor than usual, and the texture was wonderful: soft, chewy and crisp in different parts of the cookie, just like a bakery cookie! Quoting Shirley Corriher, my food science guru, “What happens is the dough and other ingredients fully soak up the liquid, in this case, eggs, which makes the cookie bake to a better consistency.” In fact, Mrs. Wakefield, the originator of the Toll House cookie, chilled her dough overnight. That information was never put in the recipe for this iconic cookie. The reason I’m sharing these nuggets of foodie information is because the recipe for the Subway cookie clone recommends – guess what – refrigerating the dough!

Betsy Davis’ clone of Subway cookies. Betsy said she found this on the Internet a couple of years ago and

Rita offers a recipe for roasted rhubarb, rather than using the sour stalks for the usual pie. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

ON MY BLOG Crazy Cake (soy- and egg-free) from Regina Martin.

think’s its pretty close to Subway’s. This is for Sarah, who wanted the recipe to freeze. To bake from frozen state, leave cookies frozen and bake at the same temperature a bit longer. I did buy a couple Subway cookies to sample. 2¾ cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 cup light brown sugar, packed ½ cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon salt ½ cup butter ½ cup vegetable shortening, butter flavor 2 large eggs 2 cups chocolate chips – see tips below

1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Combine flour and baking powder in a small bowl, set aside. Combine sugars, salt and vanilla in mixing bowl, set aside. Place butter and shortening in bowl and microwave, stopping and stirring every 15 seconds. Stop when butter mixture is more of a paste (about 45-60 seconds). Pour over sugar mixture and beat well. Add each egg separately, beating until creamy. Add flour mixture ½ cup at a time while beating. Stir in chips and nuts. Refrigerate 1-3 hours in a covered bowl. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Drop cookie dough onto parchment paper-lined sheet. (Tip from Rita’s kitchen – there is no amount given for how large the cookies

should be, so I would use a very generous tablespoon or small scoop – enough to fit about eight cookies on each sheet). Bake 10-12 minutes, checking frequently towards end of baking for a golden brown appearance.

Rhubarb is called “pie plant” because most folks make a rhubarb and strawberry pie with it. Rhubarb is good for our skeletal system. It’s really sour, though, so some sweetener is necessary.

Like Busken’s brown bread for John Meier, a Covington reader. “It was served at their old Sixth Street location. Somewhat sweet, but not overly so. It was dense, but not heavy.” John ate it with cream cheese and strawberries and it was one of his favorite lunches downtown.

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Tim Ingram, Hamilton County health commissioner. “With preparation, information and education, we can reduce the incidences of falls and ultimately, help seniors to maintain active and fulfilling lifestyles.” Following are five easy things you can do to prevent falls: » Increase your physical activity. Simple exercise, like walking or swimming at least 15 minutes a day can help build muscle strength and improve balance, which can prevent falls. Exercise programs like Tai Chi that increase strength and improve balance are especially good. » See your eye doctor once each year. Age-related eye diseases, such as cataracts, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, can increase the risk of falling. Early detection is key to minimizing the effects of these conditions. » Talk to your doctor or

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

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut rhubarb into chunks. Toss with zest, juice and sugar. Put in small baking dish, cover with foil and roast 20 minutes. Remove foil and roast until the juices get a bit syrupy. Add cinnamon. Serve hot, warm, room temperature or chilled or as a topping for cake and ice cream.

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CLERMONT CO. — Ohio undergraduates will pay $176 more next year at UC Clermont College. University of Cincinnati trustees March 27 approved a 3.5-percent increase on all campuses in tuition and fees for the 2012-2013 school year. “It is hard to predict if this will affect our enrollment, but it is my professional goal to remove all obstacles for students who want a

higher education,” said UC Clermont Dean Gregory Sojka. Currently, a full-time in-state student at UC Clermont pays $1,678 per quarter, or $5,034 for a whole academic year. Out-of-state students pay $3,926 per quarter, or $11,886 annually, according to the university’s website. As UC transitions to a semester system beginning in August, Sojka said in-state students will pay $5,200 and out of state students will pay $12,302 annually.

UC Clermont’s Assistant Dean for Administrative Services John Nelson said the college would stay the “cheapest” school offered by the university next fall, as in-state students at the Blue Ash campus will pay $5,890 and main campus students will pay $10,784 per year. “I think being affordable is an important part of our admission and we will always continue to work on staying affordable,” Sojka said. For questions, call UC Clermont at 558-6197.

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SonLight Power celebrates 10 years in business SonLight Power Inc., a Cincinnati-based renewable energy outreach firm recognized for its sustainable impact on communities worldwide, celebrated its 10th anniversary as a nonprofit at a special dinner ceremony Feb. 12. More than 200 people attended the event in which former U.S. Ambassador to Honduras Hugo Llorens commemorated the evening as featured speaker. Loveland resident Kevin Sasson is executive director of SonLight Power. The SonLight Power 10th anniversary celebra-


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Sam Lobar, left, and Bayta Boxt work on a fleece blanket for Project Linus at last year's Give a Day THANKS TO ELIZABETH SKIPPER

“It is not your duty to complete the work, but neither are you free to refrain from it.” This line from the Talmud refers to tikkun olam, or repairing the world, and it is what the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati’s Give a Day (this year on April 29) is all about. Give a Day is a community-wide day of service. Congregations and agencies from all across the Jewish community have organized 35 social action projects that take place throughout the greater Cincinnati area. Some projects specifically benefit members of the Jewish community. For

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example, volunteers can garden at Cincinnati Hillel, Rockwern Academy or Cincinnati Hebrew Day School. Or they can paint at Jewish Vocational Service or spring clean at Ohav Shalom. With the recognition that it isn’t only the Jewish world that needs to be repaired, most Give a Day projects benefit the larger community. Volunteers can head to Valley Temple to make fleece blankets for children in hospitals and others in need. Or they can meet at Northern Hills Synagogue and then go out into the area to provide home repair for low-income families.

Others can clean up at Drake Park or Sharon Woods with the Jewish Federation’s Young Adult Division (YAD) or even provide childcare or serve lunch at The Church of Our Savior’s morning service through Beth Adam. These organizations are relying on volunteers to make their Give a Day projects successful. The individuals helped by the projects rely on the volunteers even more. Without volunteers, Ronald McDonald House guests won’t have a home-cooked meal that night, homeless people who are discharged from hospitals won’t have the companionship they need, the mu-

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Mayerson JCC hosts Israel Defense Force Choir A one-time appearance of the Israel Defense Force Choir will be part of the remembrance of Yom HaZikaron (Israel Memorial Day) and celebration of Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel Independence Day), Israel’s 64th anniversary, at the Mayerson JCC Thursday evening, April 26. The JCC

is at 8485 Ridge Road in Amberley Village. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. an outdoor service in the courtyard of the JCC building will serve as a solemn remembrance of those lost in Israel’s wars and victims of terror. There will be a flag lowering, wreath laying, prayers, poems and

songs by the Cincinnati Hebrew Day Schools boys choir. A Yom HaAtzmaut ceremony follows the service to mark the transition between the memorial and independence days. This ceremony will highlight Cincinnati’s many connections to Israel with a flag and drum parade with Ku-

lanu and Mercaz students, the Rockwern Academy girls’ and boys’ choirs, and a torch lighting ceremony. The IDF Choir highlights the celebration of Israel Independence Day with a free performance at the JCC. Several IDF military bands have been formed over the years

since the establishment of Israel, and IDF bands present a youthful style of Israeli music. In addition to the choir, this celebration includes activities for the whole family. Enjoy “A Taste of Kosher Cincinnati” food court with delicious Israeli, Indian and international

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Last year's Orange and White flag football game raised almost $10,000 for Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Presenting the check are, from left: front, Dr. Ashish Kumar, researcher and clinician at CCHMC, Ursuline science teacher Elizabeth Thomas, Ursuline student Giana Dawod (Anderson Township), Ursuline student Laura Schoettmer (Hyde Park), Ursuline student Laurel Wiebe (Indian Hill), St. Ursula student Courtney Ott (Hyde Park), St. Ursula student Lauren Billy (East Walnut Hills), St. Ursula student Meghan Winter (Loveland), and Dr. John Perentesis, CCHMC. THANKS TO MARIANNE LANG

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Dawod of Anderson Township and Rachel Kelly of Glendale, and St. Ursula seniors Grace Bolan of Mount Lookout, Kelli Miller of Mount Lookout and Dawn Thomas of Woodlawn, have been involved in all aspects of organizing the event from football practices to selling tickets and T-shirts, to arranging for security the day of the event. While the two girls’ schools compete in the flag football game, a group of Moeller boys will provide cheerleaders and a dance team for Ursuline, and the St. X boys will do the same for St. Ursula. Dawod says the goal this year is to raise at least $15,000 and to make a difference for those who suffer from leukemia and lymphoma. “I believe this game is important because it is promoting community service for a good cause as well as having fun and uniting the schools together,” said Dawod, adding that orange and white are the designated colors for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society awareness.

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Family conference May 5 Families and youth are invited to attend the Trauma and Resiliency Conference Saturday, May 5, organized and facilitated by Families Connected and parent leaders. This event is open to the community at no cost. The Youth Trac is organized to support youth ages 13 to 21, and will include group activities facilitated by Woodland Lakes staff. “Youth

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Accident leads to 25 years of service Drake Center honored its volunteers to celebrate National Volunteer Week at a special luncheon April 19. This year’s theme is “Volunteers: In this Changing World, the Constant We Can Count On.” Among those being honored is Loveland resident Kay Napier, mother of Mike Napier, who was a patient at Drake Center for 22 years, following a tragic accident. Kay Napier began her volunteer work in 1987 when Mike entered Drake. Initially, she devoted much of her time transporting patients and campaigning for the Drake Center tax levies. Her son, Mike, was pictured on the posters used in the campaigns. Napier joined the Drake Auxiliary in 1997 and worked tirelessly to raise funds for expenditures and activities

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POLICE REPORTS Loveland Arrests/citations Matthew Allen Penrod, 21, 917 Mcpherson Ave., re-cite other department, April 4. Jeremiah A. Drexelius, 29, 890 W. Loveland Ave. I5, re-cite other department, April 6. Keisha Simone Waltin, 22, 890 W. Loveland Ave. K11, arrestother agency/county warrant, April 7. Joseph S. Wooton, 39, 204 Highland Ave. B4, disorderly conduct-intox physical harm, April 7. Ian C. Chandler, 26, 7638 Lake Pointe, drug abuse-possess/use, license plates-display of, April 7. Eddie Todd Daniels, 36, 1936 Mellow Wood Lane, arrestother agency/county warrant, April 9. Alfoncy Maye, 44, 11394 Marlette Drive, re-cite other department, arrest-other agency/ county warrant, April 11. Kenneth J. Kavensky, 39, 9568 E. Kemper Road, re-cite other department, April 13. Amanda N. Reynolds, 35, 4605 Buckskin Trail, re-cite other department, April 13. Gregory Scott Paytes, 43, 1113 W. Loveland Ave., re-cite other department, April 13. Haley B. Shuemake, 18, 411 Mohican Drive, parks; after hours, contributing to the unruliness/delinquency of a child_aid, abet, induce etc…, drug paraphernalia, April 13. Juvenile, 15, possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia, April 13. Damon R. Cayse, 36, 890 W. Loveland Ave. L8, drug abusepossess/use, drug paraphernalia-use/possess, April 14. David M. Garcia, 23, 6262 Corbly

Road 12, re-cite other department, April 14. Keisha Simone Walton, 22, 890 W. Loveland Ave. K11, re-cite other department, April 14. Juvenile, 15, aggravated menacing, April 14. Tevin Wilson, 18, 112 Shingle Oak, liquor; purchase by minor; misrepresentation, April 16.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing At 980 Loveland-Madeira Road, April 14. Animals-dog physical control At 412 Ohio Ave., April 12. Disorderly conduct-intox physical harm At 204 Highland Ave., April 7. Drug abuse-obtain, possess, use co At 890 W. Loveland Ave., April 14. Drug abuse-possess/use At 800 Loveland-Madeira Road, April 7. Drug abuse-possess/use, drug paraphernalia-use/possess At 890 W. Loveland Ave., April 14. Identity fraud At 106 Lakeview Court, April 5. At 126 S. Lebanon Road, April 16. Liquor; purchase by minor; misrepresentation At 811 Florence Ave., April 16. Parks; after hours, contributing to the unruliness/delinquency of a child – aid, abet, induce etc …, drug paraphernalia,possession of drugs At 471 Oak St., April 13. Re-cite other department At 201 Sioux Drive, April 4. At 200 Loveland-Madeira Road, April 6. At 10575 Loveland-Madeira

Road, April 11. At 9576 E. Kemper Road, April 13. At 126 W. Loveland Ave., April 13. At 100 W. Loveland Ave., April 13. At 600 W. Loveland Ave., April 14. At 126 S. Lebanon Road, April 14. Theft vehicle/auto At 10 Grear Militzer Place, April 6. Vandalism At 240 Wall St., April 4.

MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Donnie C. Hixon Jr., 29, 130 N. 6th St., drug possession, March 27. Terry L. Bitzer, 50, 5790 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, domestic violence, March 27. Timothy R. Wesley, 31, 3172 Lindale Mount Holly, criminal trespass, March 28. Juvenile, 16, theft, March 29. Two Juveniles, 17, underage consumption, March 31. Juvenile, 16, no drivers license, theft, March 29. Christopher Katzler, 24, 240 Redbird, theft, March 29. Richard L. Vollman, 18, 1129 Westchester Way, marijuana possession, March 30. Kyle J. Graves, 21, 1004 Marcie Lane, drug possession, paraphernalia, March 30. Danny W. Dickerson III, 30, 102 W. Main St. No. 7, theft, April 1. David L. Dickerson, 26, 497 W. Main St., complicity to theft, driving under suspension, April 1. Scott Daugherty, 36, 174 N. 8th St. No. 1, domestic violence, April 1. James A. Flynn, 38, 6325 Lewis

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 Road, domestic violence, April 2. Juvenile, 15, underage possession of tobacco, drug possession, April 3. Jessica D. McGeorge, 20, 6824 Salem, drug possession, April 3. Charles E. Peters II, 19, 1587 Bethel New Hope, drug possession, underage consumption, April 3. Agatha P. Hidalgo, 19, 1009 Nimitz Lane, drug paraphernalia, underage consumption, April 3. James M. Tegtmeier, 22, 977 Alnetta Drive, drug possession, April 3. Lucas Otser, 20, 6824 Salem, underage consumption, April 3. David L. Bingham, 64, 969 Ohio 28, disorderly conduct, April 6. Michael J. Hines, 39, 6734 Garrison Spurling, disorderly conduct, April 6. Charles W. Wells, 43, 1031 Ohio 28 No. 1, drug paraphernalia, April 7. Ethan McAlpine, 20, 6037 Trowbridge, theft, underage consumption, April 8. Brandon C. Baute, 25, 6566 Windfield, drug paraphernalia, drug possession, open container, driving under influence, driving under suspension, April 7. James K. Patrick, 25, 2144 Free-

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Incidents/investigations Aggravated robbery Female was hit on head and her license, etc. were taken at 1135 S. Timbercreek, March 31. Arson A bush and plant were set on fire at 6093 Weber Oaks, April 4. Fire started in wooded area at 1600 block of Smokehouse, April 5. Burglary Cash taken; $400 at 969 Ohio 28 No. E, April 2. Play Station, game, etc. taken; $768 at 5802 Happy Hollow, April 6. Criminal damage Substance poured over vehicle at Dairy Queen at Meijer Drive, March 31. Mailbox/post damaged at 6350 S. Devonshire, March 31. Windshield broken on vehicle at 969 Ohio 28 No. 117, April 1. Outdoor lights broken at 1422 Cheltenham Drive, April 3. Eggs thrown at vehicle at area of Deerfield & Oak Vista, April 5. Door damaged at Arby's at Ohio 28, April 6. Sign broken at Sunoco at Ohio 131, April 9. Criminal mischief Shed written on at 5656 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, March 28. Substance placed in mailbox at 794 Andrea Drive, April 8. Criminal trespass Trespassing on property of Meijer at Ohio 28, March 28. Disorderly conduct Fighting reported at VFW hall at Ohio 131, April 6. Domestic violence At Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, March 27. At Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, April 1. At Lewis Road, April 1. Menacing Male was threatened at 1050 Cooks Crossing No. 4, April 9. Misuse of credit card Female stated card used with no authorization at 1293 Deblin Drive, April 4. Public indecency Female reported this offense at 5146 Sugarcamp, March 28. Robbery Female stated she was pushed to ground and items taken from her purse at 1135 S. Timber- | 1.800.227.2345

SYMMES TOWNSHIP Incidents/investigations Theft $845.53 removed at 8955 Fields Ertel Road, April 5. Dresses valued at $300 removed at 11913 Stone Mark Lane, April 4. Purse, wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 11790 Snider, April 5. Bank cards removed at 11359 Montgomery, April 3.


551 E. Loveland Ave., Frances Martin & Ruth Gallant to The Grail, 0.5740 acre, $155,000. 576 Paxton Ave., Jason & Tara Harpold to Lawrence & Valerie Westley, 0.4200 acre, $143,000. Loveland (Hamilton Co.) 18 Shady Crest Lane: Burton Elizabeth M. & Lawrence C. Miller to Smith Todd Hilton; $125,000. 18 Shady Crest Lane: Burton Elizabeth M. & Lawrence C. Miller to Smith Todd Hilton; $125,000. 1866 Lemontree Lane: Ealy Terry A. to Pfefferl Robert L.; $132,000. 3032 Stratford Court: Trout Kendra S. to Nance Kelly J.; $131,000. 814 Oak Canyon Drive: Mcintosh Melisa C. to Overholt Zachary G. & Catherine J. Anderson; $165,000. 870 Oak Canyon Drive: Huhn Joseph D. to Roybal Ernestino U. & Patricia J.; $260,000.



creek, April 2. Theft Guns, a ring, etc. taken; $1,915 at 856 Cannes Court, March 28. I-pod, cellphone, etc. taken from room at Milford High; $225 at 1 Eagles Way, March 27. Jewelry taken; $3,300 at 5853 Buckwheat Road, March 29. Soda pop taken from Meijer; $3.50 at Ohio 28, March 29. Wallet taken from shopping cart at Meijer at Ohio 28, March 29. Wallet, left on gas pump at Kroger was taken at Ohio 28, March 29. Male stated ID card taken at 5857 Hunters Court, March 29. Female stated an attempt was made to use her ID at 311 Center St., March 30. Case of beer taken from Mio's Pizza; $18 at Middleton Way, March 30. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $174 at Ohio 28, March 30. Jewelry, cash, etc. taken; $14,160 at 5676 Tall Oaks, March 31. Items taken from donation box at 1015 Ohio 28, April 1. Items taken from donation box at 924 Ohio 28, April 1. Computer, backpack, etc. taken from vehicle; $2,750 at 5909 Grey Wolf, April 2. I-pod, camera, etc. taken from vehicle at 1342 Mills of Miami Blvd., April 2. Two pit bull dogs taken from porch $200 at 6679 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, April 3. AC unit taken; $3,700 at 5776 Ashby Court, April 3. Female stated ID used with no authorization at 311 Center St., March 30. Camera, binoculars, etc. taken from vehicles at 5726 Linda Way, April 4. Cellphone taken from table at I-Hop at Romar Drive, April 5. Silver bullion, etc. taken; $15,050 at 5775 Price Road, April 5. A safe, jewelry, etc. taken; $1,880 at 5668 Crooked Tree, April 5. Clothing taken from Meijer; $5 at Ohio 28, April 7. Various tools taken from vehicle; $10,025 at 5635 Wittmer Meadows, April 6. CD taken from Meijer; $14 at Ohio 28, April 6. No pay for cab fare to address; $94.75 at 1152 Red Bird, April 8. Wallet taken from table at McDonald’s at Ohio 28, April 7. Yard ornaments taken; $240 at 608 Beech Grove, April 8. Gasoline taken from United Dairy Farmers; $15 at Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, April 9.

119 Heartwood Court: Larson Edwin R. & Linda K. to Melish Maria S.; $308,500. 1515 Loveland Ave.: Parrott Christopher P. to Baker Brian; $150,500.

210 Carrington Place: Farrell Jacqueline to Tamasauskaite Erika; $65,000. 931 Mohican Drive: Hatfield Ella M. to Morrisonroberta L.; $110,000.


895 Augusta Blvd., Marcia Fertig to David Lane, 0.2230 acre, $230,000. 1764 Cottontail Drive, Thomas & Terri Imming to Christopher & Annemarie Wright, $374,900. 5954 Courtney Place, Amy & Brian Smith to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 0.1650 acre, $106,666.67. 1317 Gatch Court, Greycliff Development LLC to NVR Inc., $69,000. 581 Miami Crest Drive, William & Diane Turley to Jonathan & Elizabeth Westerman, $325,000. 5984 Roan Road, Phyllis McCarty to Roan House LLC, 0.3890 acre, $120,000. 1252 Rosetree Drive, Thomas & Sheryl Carnes to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 0.2940 acre, $160,000. 1153 Teakwood Drive, TJR Number 23 LLC to Lori Schooler & Walter Hll, $120,000. 5615 Wittmer Meadows Drive, The Drees Co. to Alice Mei Eng, 0.3702 acre, $238,560. 00.



VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m. to noon selected Saturdays. For a complete list visit or call 6832340. Volunteers will work in the kitchen and herb gardens. No experience is needed, volunteers may participate once or for the entire season. Volunteers should bring gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty and a snack if desired. Tools are provided. GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit email League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter needs volunteers 16-and-older to help socialize cats and 18-and-older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373. Winton Woods Riding Center – is in need of volunteers to assist with the Special Riders Program, which provides training and competition opportunities for children and adults with disabilities, and to help with barn duties, horse shows and a variety of other tasks. No experience is necessary and training is provided. Interested individuals ages 14 and older are invited to contact the Winton Woods Riding Center at 931-3057, or at


Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati – Professionals can use their administrative skills to help a busy, growing nonprofit manage its projects and members. Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati is looking for someone with experience in Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook to assist in the Blue Ash office. Volunteers set their own days and hours and enjoy nice working conditions and friendly, bright volunteers and staff. Help the ESCC help other nonprofits succeed. Contact Darlyne Koretos for more information at 791-6230, ext. 10. ESCC is a nonprofit organization that provides full namagement consulting services to other nonprofit oranizations in the CIncinnati area. The agency was founded in 1995 and is located at 10945 Reed Hartman Highway, Suite 108.


Crossroads Hospice - Volunteers are wanted to join the team of Ultimate Givers who strive to provide extra love and comfort to terminally-ill patients and their families in Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland and Warren counties. Volunteers are also needed to support signature programs inspired by Jim Stovall’s novel, “The Ultimate Gift” The Gift of a Day program asks patients what their perfect day is and staff and volunteers work to make it a reality. Ultimate Givers visit with patients in their homes, assisted living facilities and nursing facilities and help with clerical duties at the Crossroads office. They provide emotional support and companionship to patients and family members, assist with errands or provide respite for those caring for terminally-ill loved ones. For more information or to sign up as an Ultimate Giver, call 7935070 or compete an application online at volunteering. Before becoming a Crossroads Hospice Ultimate Giver, participants must complete an application, TB skin test and training session lead by members of the Crossroads team. Volunteers must wait a minimum of one year after the death of an immediate family

member or loved one before applying. Sycamore Senior Center – is in desperate need of volunteers to deliver meals to the homebound elderly in northern Hamilton County as part of its Home Delivered Meals program. Volunteers deliver food to the elderly one day a week, any day Monday through Friday. Pick-up is between 10:30 and 11 a.m. Most drivers complete their deliveries by noon depending on the amount of time a volunteer spends at each home while delivering. Families and groups sharing a route are welcome. The need for volunteers is immediate. Service areas include Amberley Village, Arlington Heights, Blue Ash, Camp Dennison, Deer Park, Dillonvale, Evendale, Forest Park, Glendale, Greenhills, Gulf Manor, Indian Hill, Kenwood, Kennedy Heights, Lincoln Heights, Lockland, Loveland, Madeira, Montgomery, Pleasant Ridge, Reading, Rossmoyne, Sharonville, Silverton, Springdale, Springfield Township, Sycamore Township, Symmes Township, Wyoming and Woodlawn. Call 686-1013, 984-1234 or e-mail Meals on Wheels – Volunteers are needed to drive weekly, bi-weekly or monthly from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Volunteers would pick up meals from Deupree House in Hyde Park and deliver a 90-minute route to eastern Cincinnati shut-ins. A valid driver’s license and car insurance are required. For more information or to volunteer, contact Bridgett Biggs at 5618150, or e-mail her at

a difference, and for young people who can benefit from positive adult role models. Part of a national YMCA initiative, the local program incorporates mentoring, career exploration and college readiness; and helps students develop a positive sense of self, build character, explore diverse college and career options. Volunteers, many of whom are sponsored by area companies, share their own personal insight and encouragement. Contact Program Director Darlene Murphy at the Melrose YMCA, 961-3510 or visit The Boys and Girls Clubs of Clermont County – are looking for volunteers to mentor youth ages 6 to 18, and help them with homework, ACT/SAT practice and special events. Call 552-1948 or e-mail


Summerfair – Opens its gates for its 45th annual event on Friday, June 1. Thousands of patrons will enjoy three days of great art, music and food thanks to a large contingent of local volunteers. Since its beginning in Eden Park in 1968, Summerfair has been planned and run by local and regional volunteers. With record-level crowds anticipated this year, more than 400 volunteers will be needed to give their time during Summerfair 2012, on June 1, 2 and 3 at Coney Island. Volunteer positions average a two hour time commitment and include working in the Youth Arts area, poster and t-shirt

Anderson Senior Center – Computer Instructors and Assistants needed to teach older adults in basic computer skills. 10-week classes are held at the Anderson Senior Center and offered 3-4 times per year. Classes are held Monday-Friday. Instructors teach the curriculum while assistants help the students. If interested please email Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation needs. Call 621-READ. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or email Jayne Martin Dressing, Clermont 20/20 – and its college access program, Clermont Educational Opportunities, offer a mentoring program that matches adults to work with a group of high school students from local high schools. Volunteers are needed to become mentors to help students stay in school and prepare to graduate with a plan for their next step. Call Terri Rechtin at 753-9222 or 673-3334 (cell) or email for more information. Granny’s Garden School – Volunteers needed from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays to work on behindthe-scenes projects. Volunteers also needed to help with developing Web pages. Call 489-7099; Granny’s Hands-on Gardening Club is looking for new gardeners, to work with garden manager Suellyn Shupe. Experienced gardeners, come to share your expertise and enjoy the company of other gardeners while supporting the Granny’s Garden School program times: 1:30-4 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The school is located at the Loveland Primary and Elementary, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. email or visit Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives across the city. Call 542-0195. Raymond Walters College – Needs volunteers to serve as tutors to skills enhancement students. The class meets from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 7455691. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s College Readiness Program – that inspires and encourages teens of color toward paths of success is looking for caring professionals who want to make

sales, general hospitality and the admission gates. All volunteers will receive free admission to the fair, free parking, a complimentary 2012 Summerfair poster and cold water and soft drinks during their shift. Volunteer

forms can be downloaded from the Summerfair Cincinnati website at and should be returned to the Summerfair Cincinnati offices by April 23. Volunteer positions will be filled on a first come, first

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RELIGION Ascension Lutheran Church

The Women’s Bible Study is studying the Book of Samuel. The eight-week study is a part of the Book of Faith Series. The women meet on Wednesdays 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Childcare is provided and guests are welcome. Sunday worship services are at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. with programs for all ages at 9:45 a.m. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288, www.ascensionlutheran

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.

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

The children’s choirs will lead worship on April 29. The choirs will present “The Lost Boy... Young Jesus in the Temple” at 8:20 a.m. and 11 a.m. Summer children’s weekday program is 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Register online at Register for vacation Bible school at Morning VBS is 9:30 a.m. to noon, June 25-29; and evening VBS is 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 6-10. The rummage sale is coming from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., May 31; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 1. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242 (791-3142 and

Good Shepherd Catholic Church

The church has Roman Catholic Mass with contemporary music Sundays at 4 p.m. The Mass draws worshipers of all ages. Come early to get acquainted with the new songs which begin at 3:45 p.m. Stay after Mass on the first Sunday of each month for food, fun, and

fellowship. The church is at 8815 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 503-4262.

Lighthouse Baptist Church

Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Sunday morning service is 11 a.m. Sunday evening service is 6 p.m. and Wednesday service is 7 p.m. Master Clubs are 7 p.m., Wednesdays. The church is meeting at Raffel’s Blue Ash Banquet Center, 11330 Williamson Road, Blue Ash; 709-3344.

Loveland Presbyterian Church

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

Loveland United Methodist Church

Sunday morning chapel is 8:15 a.m.; 9:30 a.m. is the Engage! contemporary service; and 11 a.m. is the classic traditional service. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for children is 11 a.m. for ages 4 through sixth-grade. Nursery care will be provided all morning on Sunday. The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738; Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m.

Montgomery Community Church


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

PromiseLand Church

The church has prayer revival at 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays. Sunday Worship Service is at 11 a.m. The church is located at 6227 Price Road, Loveland; 677-5981,

River Hills Christian Church

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

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

Save the dates for Vacation Bible School: Thursday, July 19 through July 22. The theme is “SKY: Where kids discover that everything is possible with God.” The St. Barnabas Youth Choir practices following Holy Communion at the 9:30 a.m. service and ends promptly at 11:15 a.m.


All young people are welcome. The St. Barnabas Band practices from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sundays. The band is seeking a sound person and will provide on the job training. An Intercessory Healing Prayer Service is held the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m.. A Men’s Breakfast group meets on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. at Steak N Shake in Montgomery. Ladies Bible Study meets on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. at the church. Friends in Fellowship meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:15 p.m. for a potluck dinner at the church. A Bereavement Support Group for widows and widowers meets the second and fourth Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday worship services are 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401; .

St. Paul Community United Methodist Church

Join the church Sunday, April 29 with Rev. Deb. Egloff, associate pastor of children’s ministry at Christ Church United Methodist Church, Kettering, as she preaches “The Icing on the Cake.” The scripture will be Mark 9:33-37. St. Paul Church services are 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. for traditional worship and 9:30 a.m. for contemporary worship with Praise Band. Sunday School is 9:30 a.m. for all ages and 11 a.m. is children’s mission hour. Nursery care is provided for all services. Small group prayer and share meets every Wednesday morn-

ing at 7:30 a.m. in the chapel to discuss the upcoming Sunday morning scripture. The church gathers from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday for Wonderful Wednesdays with something for the entire family including children’s choir. The church is at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 8918181;www.stpaulcommunityumc .org.

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, Sycamore Township; 891-7891.

Sycamore Presbyterian Church

Join us in worship at 8:45 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.. Sunday School for age 3 to grade 12 meets at 10:45 a.m. Childcare is available in the nursery during the 9:45 and 10:45 services for infants through age 2. 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. A new member class is offered at 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 5. Lunch will be provided. Call the church office to register. The church is at 11800 MasonMontgomery Road, Symmes Township; 683-0254;

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2012-20 A resolution of necessity by the City of Loveland as to the reconstruction and repair of driveway aprons within the City of Loveland 2012-21 A resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Innovative Concrete and Utility Construction, LLC for the City of Loveland 2012 Curb Repair and Road Rehabilitation Program 2012-22 An ordinance to approve current replacement pages to the Loveland Codified Ordinances, and declaring an emergency


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