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Initiative seeks donations – and home

By Jeanne Houck

The Cincinnati Flower Show at Symmes Township Park was more than just flowers. Guests could visit booths that featured flower pots, jewelry gardening tools, window screens, hand soap, furniture, artwork, cutlery, hoses, hot tubs, bug repellent and even learn about plastic surgery or sign up for The New York Times. SEE PHOTOS, B1

Nominate top athletes

The deadline is near to nominate top athletes who meet the highest of standards both on and off the field for the 2010 Community Press Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year online contest. By midnight Thursday, April 29, go to and click on the Sportsman icon on the right-hand side of the page. Nominations will be put on a ballot that will be available May 13 to midnight June 10. SEE SPORTS, A6

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In the next few days your Community Press carrier will be stopping by to collect $2.50 for delivery of this month’s Loveland Herald. Your carrier retains half of this amount along with any tip you give to reward good Terry service. This month we’re featuring Peyton Terry. Peyton is 12 years old and a sixth-grader at Loveland Intermediate School. he plays baseball and basketball. He is saving for college. He has been a carrier for four years. For information about our carrier program, call Steve Barraco, 248-7110.

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The Loveland Initiative is hosting a “Resource Center Shindig” Saturday, May 8, at the MacArthur Park Apartments, where it hopes to give away clothing, toys and household goods that it is asking the community to donate. Trustee Victoria Nesbitt stands near a sign for the park.

Group could use help getting back on its feet Loveland Initiative Trustee Victoria Nesbitt says the group has been having trouble finding a new home, “and not because we haven’t tried.” The organization was forced to leave its former offices on Loveland-Madeira Road nine months ago because of money problems. Since then, the organization has been working out of different community facilities and private homes. Among the organizations that have provided help, Nesbitt said, are New Hope Baptist Church, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and only meet the needs of our community, but to encourage them in a discouraging time.” Donations will be accepted until Friday, May 7. To donate, contact Nesbitt at 364-5670 or The

Northstar Vineyard Community Church – all of Loveland – and the Loveland Board of Education. “We are looking for a child- and handicap-friendly space,” Nesbitt said. “Even as we do have money in our location fund, it would only allow us survival for one year, considering rent and utilities. “We were hoping for space for free for one year, which will allow us to incorporate a solid strategy of survival, seeing that we are a non-profit organization,” Nesbitt said. By Jeanne Houck

Loveland Initiative will provide receipts for federal income-tax deductions. The Loveland Initiative also is seeking volunteers to help out at the shindig, which will run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in a field in back of

the MacArthur Park Apartments on Park Avenue. There will be a meeting for volunteers 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church on S. Lebanon Road.

Grants help LSFD buy updated, safer gear By Amanda Hopkins

An Assistance to Firefighters Grant is helping keep Loveland Symmes firefighters safe. Fire Chief Otto Huber said the fire department received a grant for $56,500 toward the purchase

of a breathing air compressor and two thermal imaging cameras. Huber said the new air compressor replaces the current one that was bought in the 1970s. The new air compressor is equipped with a defragmentation chamber which cuts down the risk for an explosion when firefighters are

Keeping safe the ones who keep us safe

Through an Assistance to Firefighters Grant, the Loveland Symmes Fire Department bought two new thermal imaging cameras and a new air compressor. The new air compressor replaces one that is more than 30 years old and does not have a defragmentation chamber that reduces the risk of explosion while firefighters are refilling air tanks. To view a video, follow this link: The first part of this video shows the type of explosion that happens without the new air compressor. The second part shows how an explosion is contained and reduces the danger risk for firefighters with the new air compressor.




refilling their air tanks. “We didn’t have that kind of protection before,” Huber said. “The current one is so old it does not have Huber that protection.” Huber said the new air compressor brings the department up to the current safety standards. With the two new thermal imaging cameras, all four fire stations in the Loveland Symmes Fire Department will have their own camera. Huber said the department has been very lucky with grant assis-




tance in the last several years, both from Assistance to Firefighters Grant and Homeland Security grants. Huber is in the process of applying for another Assistance to Firefighters Grant for the traffic pre-emption system and for an economic stimulus grant to replace the heating system in the Remington fire station. Huber said new equipment is bought every year. Fire trucks are replaced every 15 to 20 years and ambulances every eight to 10 years. The equipment firefighters use like the air pack is replaced every five years and new fire resistant clothing is needed every two years.

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Doing it proud

The Loveland Initiative is continuing to look for a new home, but it hasn’t forgotten the people it was established 13 years ago to serve. The non-profit group is hosting a “Resource Center Shindig” Saturday, May 8, at the MacArthur Park Apartments, where it hopes to give away clothing, toys and household goods that it is asking the community to donate. The Loveland Initiative also hopes to have at the shindig a career specialist, someone to help people with criminal convictions get jobs and representatives from a life insurance company and the Legal Aid Society. “This will allow those in need to get information on possible avenues of help, depending on their need in these areas,” Loveland Initiative Trustee Victoria Nesbitt said. Nine months ago, money problems forced the Loveland Initiative to leave its offices on Loveland-Madeira Road. The organization has yet to secure permanent quarters, although it is regrouping. “We have been in the process of restructuring not only our programs, but also our board so that we may stand strong another 13 years,” Nesbitt said. Largely due to Executive Director Terri Rogers, Nesbitt said, most of the Loveland Initiative’s programs have gone uninterrupted. They include after-school, backpack, Martin Luther King Day and Christmas programs. The exception was the organization’s weekly resource center program, which provided used clothing in infant to adult sizes, shoes, new underwear and socks, plus toys, books and household items such as dishes and pictures. “This program has not been up and running since we lost our space,” Nesbitt said. “And even as we are in the middle of muchneeded restructuring, the needs of the community we serve have not been overlooked. “This is why we are hosting a one-time, resource center ‘shindig’,” Nesbitt said. “To not


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April 28, 2010

Loveland school board names three superintendent finalists By Jeanne Houck

The Loveland Board of Education has narrowed its search for a superintendent to three finalists, and all are sitting superintendents in Ohio districts. That’s according to Meg Krsacok, communications coordinator for the Loveland City Schools, who identified the final-

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the candidate and ask questions in both a formal and informal format.” Prior to each community meeting, the candidate will meet in executive session with the Loveland school board. The board members hope to name a superintendent sometime in May, Krsacok said. The board is seeking a successor to Kevin Boys, who resigned to become president of Southern State Community College in Hills-



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All of the community meetings will be from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Loveland Intermediate/Middle School media center on South Lebanon Road. “During the next phase of the selection process, each candidate will spend a day in the district, which will conclude with an evening community meeting,” Krsacok said. “At the community meeting there will be a time to meet

ists and dates they will be available for community meetings: • Patrick Dubbs, superintendent of the Wayne Local Schools in Waynesville – Wednesday, May 5. • John Marschhausen, superintendent of the East Knox Local Schools in Howard – Wednesday, April 28. • Scot Prebles, superintendent of the Granville Exempted Village Schools – Friday, April 30.

Ferenc, Zuk seek nominations for common pleas court judge

Stage Company theater, 111 Second St., Loveland. Leaves of Learning is a nonprofit, part-time learning center for pre-K through grade 12 homeschooled students. “Annie Jr.” and the musical theater class are co-directed by Susie Schickel and Mark Woods.

Republican Richard Ferenc and incumbent Democrat Ken Zuk are seeking their party’s nomination in the May 4 primary for the unexpired term in office for court of common pleas judge. This seat became vacant in 2008 when Robert Ringland was elected to the 12th District Court of Appeals. Zuk was appointed to the seat by Gov. Red Strickland. He must seek election to hold the judgeship for the remainder of the term that expires Jan. 1, 2013. Both candidates were sent the same questions and their answers are below.

Job seminar

Act Three is hosting a job seminar for women returning to work after raising children called “The Tricks of the Trade of a Freelance Writer.” The seminar is from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, at 4555 Lake Forest Drive, No. 650. The cost is $15. Space is limited. To register, e-mail Visit

Richard Ferenc Q: Because of budget restraints, correction officers have been cut and the capacity of the Clermont County Jail has been reduced. Convicted offenders often have to be put on waiting lists to serve jail time. Should the county have more flexibility in how jail inmates are housed? What solutions do you see for this problem? Does the space issue at the jail affect your decisions?

Seven Gables intersection closing

Beginning Friday, April 30, Seven Gables Road will be closed at the intersection of U.S. 22 (Montgomery Road). This closure will be in effect through Monday, Oct. 18, for intersection reconstruction and realignment. The northern section of Seven Gables Road at Mason Road will remain open.


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boro in January. Some 34 people applied for Boys’ former job – including Interim Superintendent Bill Sears. Sears, former superintendent of the Lebanon City Schools, recently announced he was withdrawing as a candidate to pursue another leadership job in education that would allow him to spend more time with his family. Sears did not elaborate.

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Ferenc Zuk A: How convicted criminals are housed is an issue that lies with the lawmakers. Judges, when sentencing, must work within the framework of the law established by our legislators. Some penalties require mandatory incarceration and judges cannot deviate from those mandatory requirements. The ultimate issue for any judge when sentencing someone is how best to protect society, given the unique nature of every crime and every criminal. While costs may be a factor to consider, financial consideration cannot be the determinative factor when public safety is at issue. Ken Zuk Q: Because of budget restraints, correction officers have been cut and the capacity of the Clermont County Jail has been reduced. Convicted offenders often have to be put on waiting lists to serve jail time. Should the county have more flexibility in how jail inmates are housed? What solutions do you see for this problem? Does the space issue at the jail affect your decisions? A: The space issue at the jail does not affect the decisions that I make. The implementation of those decisions are affected in that I am always looking for an alternative method of treating low-level offenders such as inpatient treatment programs, intensive supervised probation and other programming which is available. If there were some changes that would enable the sheriff to utilize the space he has with fewer personnel such as dormitory housing of non violent misdemeanor offenses, it would be extremely helpful.




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Sidewalks – with all the fixins By Jeanne Houck

Sue Richards is not unhappy that Loveland has decided to enforce sidewalk regulations in her Loveland Heights neighborhood, although she worries about financially-strapped neighbors. “I was walking down Tuscarora Drive and fell and broke my nose,” said Richards, who lives on Navaho Drive and has been cited to fix some portions of her sidewalk. Michelle Lay, who lives on Cherokee Drive, agrees there are many sidewalk squares that need to be fixed – including some of her own for which she’s been cited. But money is tight in her household; Lay recently returned full-time to work

BRIEFLY Lapham to speak

CLERMONT COUNTY – Cincinnati Bengals commentator and former all-star lineman Dave Lapham will be the featured speaker at this year’s Clermont County Township Association banquet Thursday, April 29. The banquet will start at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner, served by Grant Career Center’s Culinary Department, at 7 p.m. The banquet will be held at the Grant Career Center, 718 W. Plane St., in Bethel. For information about attending the banquet, contact your local board of trustees.

Those cited have until May 16 to tell the city that they want Loveland to oversee the repairs or July 9 to make the fixes themselves. because her husband’s work hours have been cut back. “We’re just making our bills,” Lay said. Referring to a new program in which the city will oversee sidewalk repairs and property owners either pay 50 percent of the cost within 30 days of the date of the bill or 90 percent of the cost over three years, Lay said, “I wish the city would allow us three years to make the repairs. “It’s not like we’re not trying to keep things up,”

she said, standing near her manicured lawn. Loveland cited 266 property owners in Loveland Heights – launching a 10year program to enforce sidewalk regulations throughout the city – after some Loveland Heights residents complained last year about the sidewalks in the neighborhood. Those cited have until May 16 to tell the city that they want Loveland to oversee the repairs or July 9 to make the fixes themselves. The city-overseen program was approved in the form of an ordinance in April by a majority of Loveland City Council. Councilman Paul Elliott, who questions enforcing sidewalk regulations in tough economic times and isn’t impressed with the

three-year option, voted against it and said he is willing to help any residents who want to circulate petitions to put it to a referendum vote in November. That would have to be done within 30 days of the effective date of the ordinance. Elliott could not be reached for comment about whether residents are pursuing that. Any referendum would not affect the sidewalk ordinance that spells out violations, the citations issued or two older financing options for residents in which residents can fix the sidewalks themselves or hire a contractor. Loveland reimburses property owners for 50 percent of the cost of materials in the first case and 50 percent of the contract cost in the second.


Last year, Loveland awarded Michelle Lay of Cherokee Drive (left) a beautification award for a pocket garden in her front yard, shown here around the wicker chair. Now the city wants her and many other residents to fix portions of their sidewalks. With Lay is her daughter, Terah Lay, 14.

Miami Twp. sidewalk work starts June 1 By Mary Dannemiller

A traffic-heavy stretch of road in Miami Township will soon be more pedestrian friendly. Sidewalk construction will begin Tuesday, June 1, on Buckwheat Road from Deblin Drive to Community Park and from Linden Creek Drive to Mulberry Elementary School. The project was made possible by a Transportation Enhancement Grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation, said Assistant Township Administrator Jeff Wright. “This money is available for

projects that encourage alternative means of travel within a community,” he said. Wright said ODOT entered into a contract with R.A. Miller Construction Co. for about $133,000 and the township paid about $26,000 as its match. Construction is not expected to cause traffic problems on Buckwheat Road, Wright said. “There will not be many disruptions,” he said. “We’re waiting until June 1 so that school is out of session to avoid interference with school traffic. A majority of the work will be done within the public right of way and will be out of traffic lanes on Buck-

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wheat.” Wright also said the construction company will be able to set up in Community Park rather than on private property. “The nice thing is they can use our property at Community Park as a staging ground so they won’t have to do that on private property,” he said. “However, the contractor will be sending out notices to adjacent property owners to remind them about the project.” The Buckwheat construction is just one part of the township’s plan for sidewalks. A project for sidewalks on Ohio 28 was recently awarded a Transportation Enhancement Grant and

will be bid after the money becomes available Thursday, July 1. Miami Township Trustee Mary Makley Wolff helped spearhead the sidewalk project and said she was happy to see it finally coming together. “I’m very excited,” she said. “I think this is a long time coming and I think there’s a lot of benefit to the community as we continuously build more sidewalk linkages. Ultimately, we want to have a nice way to get around so people can start to use their feet again and get out of their cars.” Construction on the Buckwheat Road project is expected to be completed by Sunday, Aug. 1.

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Waldschmidt Homestead open for tours May 2 By Amanda Hopkins

riage to the Kugler family, Ulysses S. Grant and the Turpin family. Young said many family descendants still live in Camp Dennison and other local areas. The Daughters of the American Revolution will also hold American History Days Thursday, May 13, through Sunday, May 16. On May 13 and May 14, tours are scheduled for students and the museum will be open on Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16. Young said there will be people dressed as important figures in history such as Abraham Lincoln and Patrick Henry on American history days. Hospital tents will also be set up to give guests an idea of what Camp Dennison looked during the Civil War. To book a private tour, call 295-6422 or visit www. to learn more about this historic site.

A tour of history

The foundation of the Waldschmidt Homestead was built in the late 1790s by Christian Waldschmidt and with help from the Ohio Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the historical site will open again for tours beginning Sunday, May 2. Pat Young, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a trustee of the Waldschmidt Homestead, said the Waldschmidt house on GlendaleMilford Road in Camp Dennison, the barn and the adjacent Civil War museum will host tours every Sunday from May 2 through Oct. 24 with the exception of Mother’s Day Sunday, May 9. The house was built by Waldschmidt in 1804 and was used as a headquarters for Gen. Joshua Bates during the Civil War.

To book a private tour of the Waldschmidt Homestead in Camp Dennison, call 2956422 or visit cwhhome.php to learn more about this historic site. Young said that visitors to the homestead will see many items original to the house including some of the doors, a mantle in the dining room and flooring in the museum room in the house. Other items on display date back before the Civil War. Young said the trustees try to bring in items to the house that can be traced back to the late 1700s to 1830s. Family wedding dresses, kitchen items, tools, a Conestoga wagon and various other family heirlooms are also on display. Young said the Waldschmidt family had various connections through mar-


Pat Young, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a trustee of the Christian Waldschmidt homestead in Camp Dennison, stands in front of the Waldschmidt home. The house will open for Sunday tours May 2.

Clermont Co. common pleas judge candidates address issues Clermont County Court of Common Pleas Judge William Walker will retire at the end of the year. Two candidates will seek the Republican nomination for Walker’s seat: Clermont County Municipal Court Judge Thomas Herman and Clermont County Assistant Prosecutor Daniel J. “Woody” Breyer.

No Democrat is running for this office. The Community Press asked the candidates to answer questions about some of the issues facing the court.

are? A: It is important for county residents to know what their county judges do, and what a candidate’s qualifications are for doing that job. This knowledge would certainly be useful in electing the best candidate for the position. I am running for common pleas court. Common

Breyer’s answer:

Q: Why is it important for people to know who their county judges

pleas court is set up to handle serious crimes and controversies. It has jurisdiction over all felonies and all civil cases involving large sums of money, as opposed to municipal court which handles traffic offenses, minor crimes (misdemeanors) and minor civil disputes. Whereas most municipal court cases are resolved in one day, com-

mon pleas court cases can take literally years to resolve, although most are finalized over several months. Some death penalty cases find their way back to common pleas court nearly 20 years later for resolution of post-conviction issues. Quite simply, common pleas court and municipal court are different animals.

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Herman’s answer:

Q: Why is it important for people to know who their county judges are? A: The citizenry of Clermont County is a diverse group, from our suburban western side to the rural farmlands, with one common characteristic – they care about their communities. If one is not safe in their home or business how can one enjoy the liberties of this country. I have recently taken some criticism from my opponent for inviting people to visit and observe me in the courtroom. Over the 19 years I have been conducting court, hundreds of people have visited my courtroom to simply observe the proceedings and obtain a direct impression of their court system. I will continue to invite people to their public courtroom and will continue to operate in a transparent “on the record” manner. I realize I am but a temporary occupant of the seat of justice I hold. The courts are the great levelers of our society where all men are woman are treated equally. I will continue to preside over the proceedings as I am required and I will not forget who I work for – the citizens of Clermont County.


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‘Magnetic’ students fighting cancer

By Jeanne Houck

Fifth- and sixth-graders at Loveland Intermediate School are sticking with two fellow students battling cancer by selling decorated magnets to benefit CancerFree Kids of Loveland. Leah Jordan, a fifth-grader who is attending school, is finishing up treatment for leukemia. Jake Ferrell, a sixth-grader who is not attending school, recently was diagnosed with neuroblastoma.

“Leah and Jake gave me the inspiration to work on the magnets, and it helps CancerFree Kids,” said fifth-grader Madison Orlowski, who not only designed a magnet but helped assemble them. The students, all under the direction of art teacher Tracey Power, drew designs featuring flowers, bugs, birds and trees. The drawings were scanned, put in Photoshop and printed in the size of 3/4-inch circles with neodymium magnets attached.

“I was inspired to do this project when I found out this January that I had a second student this school year going through cancer treatment,” Power said. “I think it is so important to teach young people that they can do something to make a difference. “By making art that is not only beautiful but useful, my students have done just that. They’ve shown their classmates, Jake and Leah, that they care about them and what they are going through.

By designing and making these art magnets, my students are doing what they can to help find a cure for childhood cancer,” Power said. The magnets come in packages of three that cost $5. Students hope to raise $2,500 for CancerFree Kids through the end of May. To buy the magnets, go to the school on South Lebanon Road or E-mail Power at Cash and checks made out to CancerFree Kids will be accepted.


Fifth-grader Madison Orlowski of Miami Township and other students at Loveland Intermediate School are selling magnets they decorated to benefit CancerFree Kids.


Christine Schmerge, a student at The Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy, will complete a medical residency in pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital of The Ohio State University. A graduate of Ursuline Academy and Miami University (Oxford), Schmerge is the daughter of Michael and Valerie Schmerge of Loveland.

Dean’s list

Carli Bachtell has been named to the 2010 winter dean’s list at Raymond Walters College. She is from Loveland.

Max Whiteside has been named to the 2009 fall semester dean’s list at Ohio Domini-

can University. He is from Loveland.

Micah Daniel has been named to the 2010 winter quarter dean’s list at Southern State Community College. He is from Loveland.


Kara Wilkinson will graduate during The University of Findlay’s spring commencement May 1 in the Koehler Complex on campus. Wilkinson is expected to graduate magna cum laude and receive a bachelor of arts in theater performance. She is the daughter of Rhonda and Wayne Wilkinson of Loveland.


The Ursuline Academy Dance Team won many accolades during its recent inaugural season. Some of the team members are, from left: Marie Hale, Laura Schoettmer, Katie Lenart, Marnie Grow, Catherine Schomaker, Courtney Arand, Josie O’Connell, Ashley Gray and Grace Ferguson.

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APEC winners


The Summit Country Day Upper School had 14 students compete in the Annual Model Asian-Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) March 6 and 7. For the third consecutive year, Summit won. Students who participated are, from left: front row, Nick Paccitti of Loveland, Andre Rouillard of Loveland, Nico Posada of Blue Ash, Dehba Amatya of Anderson Township and Evan Albertson of Newtown; back row, Joe Olding of Burnett Woods, Brian Rouillard of Loveland, Tennant Argyres of Clifton, Hayden Klei of Anderson Township, Alex Sharp of Mason, John Franklin of Anderson Township, Katie Ann Sallada of Hyde Park, Ben McBride of Villa Hills, Ky., and Barrett Albrecht of Anderson Township.

The inaugural season for the Ursuline Academy Dance Team culminated in several awards at the recent Show Case Unlimited, international, state and national competition. The team won many accolades, including: Production – 2010 state champions, 2010 national champions, high score of entire day on Saturday of the competition (April 10), showcase star rating. Pom – 2010 state runner up, 2010 national runner up, showcase star rating, high point award. The Ursuline Dance Team Boosters also won the best boost-

ers award. Members of the Dance Team are: Courtney Arand of Mason, Meghan Bauer of West Chester Township, Kristen Beck of Anderson Township, Carolyn Bender of Montgomery, Kayla Boehner of West Chester Township, Makiah Estes of Liberty Township, Grace Ferguson of Indian Hill, Sarah Fitzpatrick of Loveland, Ashley Gray of Loveland, Emma Groene of Mason, Marnie Grow of Mason, Maria Hale of Fairfield, Jessie Haskamp of Loveland, Hannah Jarvis of Batesville, Ind., Carolyn Johnson of Colerain Township,

Erin Kochan of West Chester Township, Colleen Koenig of Loveland, Katie Lenart of Montgomery, Anosha Minai of West Chester Township, Emily Morris of Indian Hill, Josie O’Connell of Loveland, Angie Pan of Evendale, Marisa Pike of Sycamore Township, Grace Ries of Liberty Township, Laura Schoettmer of Mt. Lookout, Taylor Seitz of West Chester Township, Catherine Schomaker of Mt. Healthy, Christina Tefend of Loveland, Rachel Treinen of Loveland, Megan Toomb of Mason and Megan Valerio (captain) of College Hill.

lyn Ribeiro, Mekayla Rickett, Hayley Roberts, Garret Royer, Domas Rubikas, Mallory Russ, Ellen Rust, Machiko Sato, Evan Saunders, Jacob Saunders, Cooper Scanlon, Lillian Schmidt, Kirsten Schneider, Aidan Shumaker, Corbyn Shumaker, Zoie Smith, Amy Snyder, Courtney Spicer, Charles Spieser, Timothy Stansbury, Andrew Steinbrunner, Jessica Stone, Claire Taggart, Ashlyn Taylor, Peyton Terry, Allison Thompson, James Truesdell, Keirsten Vaughn, Hannah Wallis, Samuel Walther, Logan Walton, Levi Weaver, Alexandra Westley, Anelia Wise, Lucas Woehler, Cade Woolston and Madeline Wright.

Second Honors – Lydia Backscheider, Mackenzie Barron, Allison Beckman, Olivia Belk, Ellen Conners, Susan Conroy, Devin Deyhle, Rachel Frank, Melinda Frankenberg, Maria Gallagher, Meghan Grinsted, Kayla Grome, Lauren Hanzel, Carolyn Huhn, Allyson Lucas, Taylor Mathias, Cassidy Miller, Jamie Naber, Lauren Paasch, Katherine Raess, Samantha Saud, Abigail Scherpenberg, Theresa Schmidt, Sarah Schnicke, Alexandra Schraer, Margaret Steele, Emma Stiver, Casey Towle, Alice Trent, Erin Vannatta, Allison Weaver, Brennan White and Morgan Wolfe.

HONOR ROLLS Loveland Intermediate School

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

Fifth Grade

All A’s – Evan Abbott, Kristyn Aiello, Danielle Baas, Elizabeth Bartnik, Justin Benesh, Claire Beran, Rachel Blumberg, Andrew Boys, Alexandra Brousset, Delaney Buehler, Roshan Chandrakumar, Madaline Craft, Rachel Crum, Henry Daumeyer, Aniliese Deal, Eden DeAtley, Aiden Dial, Margaret Dowd, Jennifer Drechsler, Kyle Dunlop, Claire Edison, Rachel Ernst, Kaitlin Fackler, Samantha Faingold, Lynda Faller, Garrett Fasig, Benjamin Federman, Jerald Ferreri, Taylor Fox, Emily Geers, Bailey George, Tamar Goldwasser, Drew Grafflin, Nikhil Grant, Rollie Grinder, Claire Hasenoehrl, Morgan Hastings, Susan Heath, Jackson Herrmann, Abigayle Hickey, Benjamin Hickey, Joseph Hilliker, Morgan Hoffman, Julia Hoge, Elise Hubers, Megan Huether, Bethann Hughes, Rachel Ingal, Luke Jenkins, Vishal John, Danielle Kenyon, Jacob Korniak, Sydney Lombardo, Anthony Lyon, Rachel Martinez, Sean Mary, Alec McClellan, Katelyn McElveen, Brett McFarland, Courtney Mennen, Daniel Moss, Samari Mowbray, Megan Mueller, Paige Nash, Rachel Oberholzer, Tanner O'Neill, Madison Orlowski, Kristen Oshima, Reagan Patton, Jane Pearson, Ava Peter, Jeremy Peters, Emily Poole, Robert Potts, Lydia Powell, Cara Rasmussen, Brennan Redslob, Mark Reich, Zachary Robbins, Mitchell Robinson, Jessica Rychlik, Megan Schuster, Zachary Seltzer, Dalton Shevlin, Joseph Smith, Logan Smith, Rufus Smith, Jackson Stanley, Otto Stenzler, Jacqueline Stone, Andrew Storer, Mitchell Suder, Cole Swartz, Ali Syed, John Tereck, Eric Thomas, Jack Vezdos, Sara Villegas, Luke Waddell, Angela Wainscott, Delaney Walker, Davis Wilson, Abigail Wood, Kaleb Young and Martin Zimmer. All A/B’s – Cameron Addington, Sohaib Ahmed, Kiley Allen, Ryan Bagnoli, Katelyn Bailey, Kristen Bailey, Margaret Bailey, Hannah Bashardoust, Grace Bateman, Julian Baumann, Cameron Beck, Cole Behrens, Jacob Bellamah, Cameron Bender, Autumn Binford, Langdon Black, Hadley Blood, Brent Blust, Joshua Bodenstein, Alexis Breyer, Erin Brophy, Ashley Brown, Alexandria Brownfield, Adam Brulport, Samuel Brzezicki, Lucy Burns, Brycen

Carle, Joseph Carver, Jacob Clements, Diana Coleman, Adrian Conte, Olivia Cox, Maxwell Daugherty, Tyler Dixon, Andrew Docherty, Stephanie Doughman, Ryan Drapeau, Luke Dunning, Andrew Dygert, Margaret Eilert, Thomas Elam, Noah Elliott, Matthew Ellis, Nicholas Engel, Madeleine Feder, Alec Fields, Veronica Fiorenza, Brian Fleming, Brady Funke, Jonathan Geist, Emma Gillespie, Alison Goret, Nicole Goret, David Guzior, Brian Haberer, Nicklas Haddad, Emily Hageman, Kira Hamlin, Alex Hansberry, Christian Harris, Andrew Hesse, Carlie Hicks, Emily Hiles, Karlin Holley, Kyle Hook, Connor Hundley, Mason Hytree, Rachel Jackson, Luke Jacobson, Regan Jeffery, Spencer Johnson, Leah Jordan, Samuel Joy, Zachary Karp, Daniel Kelley, Elise Kendrick, Mitchell Kennedy, Alicia Kenny, Benjamin Kieffer, Erin Klenke, Ally Kluender, Drew Kluender, Lindsay Kluender, Brett Kluge, Mitchell LaiFook, Nathaniel Lawry, Johnny Lendenski, Calista Lewis, Teresa Locasto, Jeffrey Magee, Matthew Maples, Grace Marlatt, Hunter McAfee, Thomas McCoy, James Meckey, Jacob Miller, Hayley Miner, Zoe Missar, Jessica Morey, Jacob Morra, Eloise Morrison, Andrew Moss, Emily Naticchioni, Nicholas Newberry, Jenny Nguyen, Jenna Nichols, Erik Nilsson, Madeline Osborne, Luke Oslack, Kyle Padgett, Jacalyn Parsley, Brittany Pelopida, Erica Perl, Zoe Price, Zachary Ramsey, Lucy Rawson, Ella Richards, Benjamin Richardson, Jack Riley, Paul Roman, Mitchell Saatkamp, Emily Shaver, Molly Shilling, Victoria Slagel, Tayla Smart, Benjamin Smith, Sarah Sotropa, William Sturgis, Mackenzie Talbott, Connor Thomas, Shelly Turner, Robert Tuttle, Bradley Utterbeck, John Valentine, Samuel Vargas, Micayla Veeneman, John Vogt, Sarah Walsh, Katelyn Warden, Braden Watts, Bethany Weaver, Kelton Wene, Calvin Whitaker, Alexis Wiebell, Owen Wilhoite, Delaney Wilson, Kelsey Zetterberg and Noah Zirpoli.

Sixth Grade

All A’s – Andrew Austin, Kelly Baumgarth, Matthew Bezjak, Jazmyn Browning, Gloria Bustamante, Olivia Callis, Ethan Carle, Caitlin Carlsen, Joshua Carovillano, Emma Cavano, Tyler Cook, Leighann Cotter, Alexis Czulewicz, Madison DeAtley, Hannah Dee, Joseph Distler, Anne Ellis, Megan Elyamani, Hannah Fischer, Caroline Fisher, Nadra Fredj, Jared Frees, Alyssa Gilliland, William Gilliland, Logan Glenwright, Cooper Goetz, Andrea Gomez, Grace Groene,

Dania Gutierrez-Flores, Cole Hankins, Bailey Hansen, David Hansen, Kaylee Harter, Taylar Hayden, Alyssa Heal, Laura Heckenmueller, Jordan Hermiller, Lillian Huelsman, Brighton Hummer, Katherine Jacobs, Andrew Johnson, Madison Johnson, Samantha Johnson, Brighton Kahrs, Brooke Koontz, Irena Kuan, Howard Lawrence, Benjamin Lipp, Lydia Loukoumidis, Emma Lykins, Joseph Lynch, Makenzie Mercer, Ryan Mesmer, Morgan Meszaros, Karl Mueller, Kathryn Napier, Michael Newbold, Morlan Osgood, Erica Padgett, Katherine Parks, Adam Paulson, Jacob Ponchot, Madeleine Porczak, Margaret Purtell, Jonathan Reese, Chelsea Robinson, Claire Ruben, Dominic Servizzi, Catelyn Shipp, Pamela Shoemaker, Kevin Sieg, Amanda Slager, Mackensie Slyder, Katherine Stuhlfire, Shiza Syed, Madison Taylor, Chloe Tenbrink, Anne Tewksbury, Benjamin Thomas, Elizabeth Toigo, Zachary Winoker and Gabrielle Woehler. All A/B’s – Marshal Amon, Rebecca Antrim, Cole Ashmore, Morgan Banbury, Ashton Barger, Conner Barnes, Hailey Bauer, Owen Bayer, Allison Becker, Corey Bender, Madison Bennett, Jake Boerger, Austin Bota, Riley Boucher, Audrey Boyd, Owen Brown, Allison Brugger, Joseph Burke, Kyle Butts, Kristofer Caudell, Chloe Cecil, Zachary Chapman, Cailin Cooper, Julia Copfer, Sarah Cousino, Brandon Crowe, Ashley Day, Samuel Dearden, David Denzy, Cameron DeVille, Pamela Dickman, Gabrielle Dierling, Dominic DiStasio, Christopher Dombroski, Trace Dunning, Nicholas Dusold, Miranda Eldridge, Jennifer Frank, Francesca Gear, Mark Geiger, Ellen Goldenberg, Isaac Gordon, Kyle Graham, Thomas Griffin, Sarah Habermaas, Matthew Hallock, Haley Hansberry, Carrie Hawkins, Kathryn Heath, Maximilian Hensler, Matthew Hoffman, Lauren Hole, Jared Holladay, Luke Holloway, Conner Homan, Erin Iaciofano, Matthew Johnston, Alexandra Jones, Morgan Kaesemeyer, Alan Kendrick, Kevin Kes, Timothy Kim, Sean Kling, Adrianna Krois, Nicholas LaChapelle, Colton Lakes, Benjamin Lawry, Elle Louder, Taylor Lowenstein, Ryan Mangan, Madeline Mansfield, Ashley Mays, Davis McCoskey, Rachel Mellett, Emily Michelfelder, Samantha Mickowski, Cole Miller, Hanna Olberding, Jackson Pardue, Dean Parker, Jordan Paul, Gary Payne, Michael Peters, Charles Pettit, Stefan Pfaller, Megan Phelan, Steven Plitt, Eric Popp, Caroline Prifti, Jason Ratterman, Preston Reeves, William Reverman, Mada-

Mount Notre Dame High School

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


First Honors – Caroline Buck, Mary Conroy, Lindsay Darkins, Andrea Deyhle, Katie Dickert, Courtney Fasola, Elissa How, Emily How, Molly Kelsey, Claudia Kerrigan, Mary Lindsey, Sarah Martin, Mara Pacitti, Ashley Poland, Madison Rohlfs, Elisabeth Schnicke, Eleanor Scott and Lauren Walsh. Second Honors – Katherine Hendy, Sarah Hill, Emily Hunt, Brittany Inks, Sydney Landers, Madeline Lindner, Julianne Marks, Gabrielle Nunez, Ciara O’Somachain, Hannah Pfaltzgraff, Allison Raftery, Sabrina Sertovic, Sara Skierkiewicz, Paige Sweeney, Marissa White and Allyson Winterman.


First Honors – Emily Cengel, Jazmin Hayes, Laura Hendrixson, Lauren Johnston, Robyn Kerley, Meredith Maresco, Maria Mattei, Kaitlin McGeeney, Libby Pelzel, Keara Saud, Frances Sparer, Katelyn Sussli, Shelby Tarantino and Abigail Vollmer. Second Honors – Megan Brault, Mary Crema, Kelly Cutter, Megan Dickert, Taylor Ford, Elena Grimm, Erin Grinsted, Maria Hilton, Aubree Hord, Megan Hupp, Chelsea Jackson, Allison Janka, Megan Janka, Krista Kuhlman, Abby Nance, Erin Nance, Annelise Page, Heidi Ruwe, Madelaine Ryan, Alexa Santamaria, Shelby Shepard and Natalie Wolf.


First Honors – Jennifer Marks, Erika Ripperger and Katie Roundtree.


First Honors – Rebecca Bradley, Chelsi Creech, Catherine Ewen, Gabrielle Maresco, Stephanie Mattei, Allison Rotella, Elaine Rousseau and Kayla Walters. Second Honors – Elizabeth Alt, Julie Altimier, Anthonie Arbino, Sarah Bitter, Bethany Carter, Ellen Crema, Savannah Davis, Lauren Deutch, Kathryn Eckels, Elizabeth Freeman, Kelsey Gault, Megan Heidel, Alyson Hennessey, Elizabeth Judd, Allison Kelsey, Eileen Klug, Kelsey Kunkemoeller, Haley Manker, Chelsea Murphy, Lacie Oliver, Lauren Rohlfs, Megan Rohlfs, Nicole Sever, Angela Tollefson, Natalie Torbeck, Ashley Towle, Christina Verrilli, Taylor Williams, Fallon Wujek and Sally Yee.

St. Ursula Academy

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


First Honors – Jacquelyn Madison Butcher and Laurel Marie Romano.


First Honors – Sarah Elizabeth Donovan and Ellie Clare Gillespie. Second Honors – McKenzie Jean Fagin


First Honors – Emma Catherine Breyer and Jena Nicole Moeller. Second Honors – Alex Shields Brinkman and Katherine Elizabeth Rieger.


First Honors – Kimberly Tate Foster, Mary Elizabeth Mueller and Kristin Marie Pierce. Second Honors – Katherine Lynn Byrnes



Loveland Herald


This week in tennis

• Loveland beat Winton Woods 5-0, April 20. Loveland’s Ian Streicker beat Sawyer 6-0, 6-0; Austin Stahl beat Boswell 6-0, 6-0; Jon Hoge beat Armstrong 6-0, 60; Chase Giles and John Treloar beat Chanyong and Shafi 6-1, 6-1; Ben Clawson and Shawn Eldridge beat Tubbs and Clark 6-0, 6-0. • Loveland beat Kings 4-1, April 21. Loveland’s Ian Streicker beat Leo 6-0, 6-0; Austin Stahl beat Mettey 6-0, 6-2; Chase Giles and John Treloar beat Ash and Fagan 7-6, 6-2; Ben Clawson and Shawn Eldridge beat Gannamruj and Kemp 7-5, 6-2. Loveland advances to 8-3 with the win. • Loveland’s Austin Stahl and Ian Streicker beat Sycamore’s Maxwell and Jungerwirth 6-2, 6-0 in the second round of first doubles competition at the Flight A Coaches Classic, April 22. • St. Xavier’s Devin Bostick beat Sycamore’s Karev 6-0, 6-0 in the second round of second singles competition at the Flight A Coaches Classic, April 22. • St. Xavier’s Hirsch Matani beat Sycamore’s Stern 6-1, 6-1 in the second round of third singles competition at the Flight A Coaches Classic, April 22. • St. Xavier’s Jay Fovel and Eric Naugle beat Seven Hills’ Tesmond and Tiao 6-2, 6-0 in the second round of first doubles competition at the Flight A Coaches Classic, April 22. • St. Xavier’s Leary and Ed Broun beat Mason’s Speier and Heim 6-1, 6-0, in the second round of second doubles competition at the Flight A Coaches Classic, April 22. • Moeller beat Summit Country Day 3-2, April 21. Moeller’s Ahmed Zaman beat Posada 6-1, 6-2; Brady Bauer and John Westerkamp beat Chasnoff and Leibold 5-7, 6-1, 7-5; Logan Wacker and Jon Opdycke beat Schuler and Schroder 7-5, 6-7, 6-4. Moeller advances to 2-6 with the win. • Moeller’s Tommy Sullivan beat barker 6-0, 6-1 in the semifinals of the third singles competition in Flight C at Anderson, April 22. • Moeller’s Brady Bauer and John Westerkamp beat Mason’s Fitzgerald and Bhirani 6-1, 6-2 in the first doubles semifinal competition in Flight C at Anderson, April 22.

This week in boys’ volleyball

• Milford beat Loveland 25-21, 25-10, 25-17, April 20. • Loveland beat Holy Cross 25-21, 22-25, 25-13, 25-20, April 22.

This week in baseball

• Loveland beat Winton Woods 28-0 in five innings, April 21. Loveland’s Jordan Hawk was the winning pitcher, and Daniel Canada was 34, hit a double and scored four runs. • Moeller beat McNicholas 12-2 in five innings, April 20. Moeller’s David Whitehead pitched nine strikeouts, and Kevin Thamann was 3-4, hit a triple and scored three runs.

This week in softball

• Loveland beat Winton Woods 12-5, April 21. Loveland’s Raechel Powell was the winning pitcher, and Courtney Allen was 2-3, scored three runs and hit a double. • Kings beat Loveland 6-0, April 22.

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Bombers seek 5th straight state tennis title

Team led by Loveland athletes By Tony Meale

Believe it or not, the St. Xavier High School tennis team is undefeated. Winners of 42 straight league titles and four straight state titles, the Bombers are 8-0 entering play April 22. Six of those eight wins were of the 5-0 variety. “I’ve got a bunch of seniors with a lot of experience,” head coach Russ King said. One of those seniors is Ryan Bandy of Loveland, who as a junior finished third at the state tournament. He is yet to lose this season. “He has a good chance to get back to state,” King said. “He has a lot of experience and a lot of talent.” Other fourth-year standouts include Sean Bandy of Loveland, who last year


St. Xavier High School senior Ryan Bandy, who finished third at state as a junior, has yet to lose this season. advanced to the state tournament in doubles with 2009 graduate Brad Sena, and Jay Fovel. Both split

time at singles and first doubles, and their versatility is a big reason the Bombers remain unblemished.

St. X has shut out Walnut Hills, Moeller, La Salle, Indian Hill, Springboro and Sycamore. The Bombers’ non-shutout wins come with asterisks; they beat Elder 4-1 after the Panthers shifted their No. 1 singles player to first doubles to enhance their odds of mustering a point (it worked), and they beat Centerville 63 during a college-style match in which Fovel and the Bandys did not play. “I try to give the guys some rest,” King said. “I don’t use all of my players if I don’t have to.” Leading the way in doubles are juniors Devin Bostick of Hyde Park and Edward Broun Jr., as well as senior Hirsch Matani of Evendale, who also sees action at third singles. Other contributors include junior Casey Leary and seniors Eric Naugle of Loveland and Joseph Speier. Even after a fast start, however, King sees room for improvement. “The guys have to stay

focused,” he said. “Our doubles teams could be better.” St. X, which played New Albany and Cincinnati Country Day after Press deadline, has upcoming home matches against Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (April 28) and Columbus Academy (April 30). The Bombers will also host the Greater Catholic League Championship May 1. They’ve won the event every year since 1968. “Swimming and tennis are two sports we can always count on,” said King, who took control of the tennis program in 1983. “We’ve had our battles over the years with Elder and Moeller and La Salle, but we just have a long-standing tradition of success.” The Bombers also hope to return to the Final Four and bring home a fifth consecutive state title. King said several local teams could also be in the mix, including Lakota East, Mason, Princeton and Loveland.

Second-year Loveland lacrosse makes strides By Tony Meale

It hasn’t been the easiest transition to make, but the Loveland High School girls’ lacrosse team is making it. In the midst of their second year in Division I, the Tigers are 3-5 (as of April 21). “Now we play what I like to call the tier-one teams – Sycamore, Mason, Lakota West, Ursuline,” Tigers head coach Art Jarvis said. “We’re trying to improve our program, and I’m pretty happy with how we’ve performed.” Loveland started the year 1-0 with an 18-11 win over McAuley April 6. Two days later, however, the Tigers were pounded 22-1 by Sycamore, which over the last three years has two state titles and a state runner-up finish on its resume. After a 15-11 win over Kings April 12, the Tigers lost their next four contests before beating Centerville 11-10 in a game in which they trailed 7-2.

“The girls really came together in the second half and played as a team (against Centerville),” Jarvis said. “We battled back and won the game with about 30 seconds left. I told the girls I was proud of them and that that’s the kind of game that can get us going the rest of the season.” One thing that might get Loveland going is its frenetic defense. “We play a high-pressure defense with a lot of doubleteaming and triple-teaming in order to create turnovers,” Jarvis said. After allowing 42 goals in their first two losses – 22 to Sycamore and 20 to Lakota West – Loveland has since yielded an average of 12 goals per game. “After we played Sycamore and West, you could tell our defense tightened up,” Jarvis said. “We’ve done a better job in midfield transition both offensively and defensively. We’re creating turnovers in the middle of the field that

lead to offense.” More often than not, that offense has come from senior Katie Jarvis, who has scored 33 goals this season. A University of Cincinnati recruit, Jarvis was among the top 10 point scorers in the state last year. “Lacrosse is her love,” Jarvis said of his daughter. “She’s put in an incredible amount of time.” She’s also scored more than half of her team’s goals, which can be interpreted in one of two ways. “When you’ve got six or seven girls scoring goals, that’s exactly what you want as a coach,” Jarvis said. “If one player puts up the majority of the goals, teams will start double- and triple-teaming her to slow her down. But it also opens up other players to score.” Some of those players and juniors Alex Dolbier and Kelsie Olberding, who had a combined 12 goals entering the match against Centerville. Jarvis credited the ground skills of junior Katie

Henke, as well as the defensive prowess of senior captain Holly Hubble. “Holly’s showing good hustle and is really helping us in transition in midfield,” he said. Also contributing on defense are a pair of sophomores, Maggie Stancliff and Brittany Breitholle. They are two of seven sophomores starting for the Tigers. “(The sophomores) have done a good job,” Jarvis said. “The bad thing about playing tier-one teams is that they beat up on you a little bit. The good thing is, that’s how you learn.” Other contributors include juniors Catie Khwaja and Chandler Smith; sophomores Stef Dever, Steph Jacob, Abby Mullowney, Lauren Czebatul, Olivia Oakes, Stella Norris, Anna Ralph, Kayla Burton and Jillian Kemmet; and freshmen Natalie Baker, Grace Dolan, Hannah Hope, Erin Pogue and Allie Stewart. Loveland, which faced Lakota East after Press deadline April 27, has home

upcoming home matches against St. Ursula (April 29) and Mount Notre Dame (May 4). The Tigers close the regular season at Ursuline (May 6) and Milford (May 8). “I’d like to keep those games against (GGCL schools) within reason,” Jarvis said. “Obviously we want to win, but if we can keep it within a few goals, that’ll be good.” Jarvis said he is preaching the value of fundamentals to his team, particularly in terms of passing and catching. He also stresses the important of conditioning given his philosophy of high-pressure defense. “There have been some games at the end where we still had a lot left in the tank,” he said. Jarvis said he hopes his team advances to at least the second round of the postseason tournament. “The girls are putting in the effort,” he said. “I’m looking forward to seeing how we do in the coming years.”

Time to nominate Sportsmen of Year More than 90,000 votes were cast in last year’s inaugural Community Press and C o m m u n i t y Recorder Sportsman and Sportwoman of the Year online contest. Now, it’s time for high school fan bases to rally once again for 2010. Here’s the gameplan: Online readers will select 30 high school athletes (half male, half female) on 15 different newspaper ballots in Ohio and Kentucky who meet the highest standards both on and off the field. Voting occurs in two waves. Readers can nominate an athlete until April 29 by going to the page and clicking on the yellow/green Community Press Sports-

man of the Year icon on the right side. In their nominations, they should explain why this athlete deserves the honor. The nominations will be used to create ballots that online readers will vote on from May 13 to midnight June 10. Online vistors will be able to vote more than once. The top vote-getters will be featured on and in your local newspaper June 24. Public voting on the nominations will begin May 13. As with sports, the greatest effort on the final ballot gets the greatest result in this contest. E-mail Melanie Laughman at or call 248-7573.

League champs


Loveland’s fifth-grade boys’ basketball travel team completes its championship season with a 31-6 record. The Tigers won the Cincinnati Area Youth Basketball League (CAYBL) regular season title and followed that with winning the end-of-season tournament championship. This is the team’s second consecutive league championship. In front, from left, are Luke Waddell, Trey Smith, Cameron Beck, Andrew Hesse and Brady Funke. In back are coach Todd Robinson, coach Kip Funke, Jacob Campbell, Mitch Suder, Kyle Hook, Mitch Robinson and Nick Wiehe.

Sports & recreation

April 28, 2010

Loveland Herald


Season opener

Loveland Youth Baseball Organization celebrated the start of the season with its Opening Day Ceremonies, April 17, for players ages 6 to 12.


Zachary Bebout prepares to swing at first pitch of the 2010 Loveland Youth Baseball Organization, April 17. He plays for the White Sox in the 7- to 8year-old division coached by Jason Bebout and Scott Miner.

Deron Taul, vice president of operations for the Loveland Youth Baseball Organization leads players and coaches in the Little League Pledge as part of Opening Day Ceremonies Saturday, April 17. Teams shown in the photo include the A’s, Angels, Giants, Rays, White Sox and Red Sox.

Mike Behrens, left, head of sponsorship program for Loveland Youth Baseball Organization; Deron Taul, vice president of operations for LYBO; and Chris Mickowski, secretary for LYBO enjoy opening day festivities.

MND focused on league title, state run Loveland girls among team’s stars By Tony Meale

Ask Mount Notre Dame High School lacrosse coach Russell Mackey who his team’s toughest opponent has been this year, and he’ll be honest. “We’re not getting beat by other teams so much as beating ourselves,” he said. “We’re foul prone, and we need to be a little more disciplined. You’ve got to modify your game depending on the refs.” For some Cougars – particularly seniors Sara Kuhlman of Loveland, Shannon Scherer, Steph Schmalz of Colerain Township and Megan Russ – holding back hasn’t been easy. “They played last summer for a club team that travels to the East Coast, and they play a much more physical, aggressive game up there,” Mackey said. “So the girls are only applying what they’ve learned.” Still, the Cougars, which


Mount Notre Dame senior lacrosse player Sara Kuhlman of Loveland, shown playing field hockey, recently became the first player in school history to score 100 career lacrosse goals.

finished 15-5 last year are 10-3-1 (as of April 23). Leading the way are Kuhlman and Russ, who are the top two scorers in school history with 103 and 95 career goals, respectively. Entering play April 22, Kuhlman (30) and Russ (28) had combined to score 58 of their team’s 116 goals – in other words, half. “It’s comforting because they work so well together,” Mackey said. “But when they’re not in the game, we fall off pretty significantly

offensively and somewhat defensively.” The MND defense, however, didn’t allow an opponent to score double figures in the first 13 games of the season and is yielding an average of 6.7 goals per game – a number that could even be a tad inflated. “I’m atypical as a coach,” Mackey said, laughing at himself. “When we’re up by five or six goals, I put in the secondstring offense and defense, and teams make runs on us sometimes. Fenwick got nine on us, but we could’ve held them to three if we played our first string the whole time.” MND beat Fenwick 17-9. Leading the defense is a trio of seniors – Amy Flynn of Sharonville, Jess Ernst and Elizabeth Gates of Loveland. “They’re not necessarily the best defensive players we have from a skill standpoint,” Mackey said. “But they’re the best in terms of chemistry and communicating with each other.” Mackey also credited rising sophomore defender Biz Goslee and junior goalie Maggie Steele of Loveland. “Biz just has raw talent, and with every game comes

improvement,” Mackey said. “She’s great on offense, but she’s really good on her feet and really (understands) fundamentals on defense. “Maggie’s not the most natural athlete,” Mackey continued. “But she’s very learned and very dedicated. She’s just one of those consummate team players.” Other contributors include juniors Taylor Mathias, Maddy Hall, Lauren Lacey, Jen Vonderbrink of Sharonville, Claire Whitaker of Mariemont and Beth Warning; and sophomores Monika Haverkos, Kelli Harmon and Abbie Day. MND, which has won five straight games, boasts wins over conference rivals Mother of Mercy and St. Ursula Academy but fell 8-5 to Ursuline Academy earlier in the season. That loss may prevent the Cougars from repeating as league champions. Still, Mackey is impressed with the leadership his girls have shown, particularly the seniors. “We empower the girls to lead the team,” he said. “The club girls have been like teachers.” MND, which played Seton after Press deadline,

faces McAuley April 29 before closing the regular season with seven matches between May 1 and May 13. The Cougars hope to advance further in the tournament than they did last season, when they lost 7-4 to Dublin Coffman in the third round. “We’re a team that hasn’t done all that well in the postseason,” Mackey said. “Hopefully we can change that.”

The Moeller High School lacrosse team started the season 3-1 but hit a rut in the middle of the season, dropping its next six games. Still, the Crusaders are a team to keep an eye on at the end of the season. “We are a young team,” head coach Nate Reed said. “We only have five seniors and we start five underclassmen. We have a ton of talent but there’s not a lot you can do early in the season to help make up for a 14-year-old kid going against an 18-year-old kid.” It’s that youth that may lead to teams overlooking Moeller at the end of the season. Reed said the team has a ton of talent but just needed to gain some more varsity experience. And the Crusaders did just that by playing an “extremely difficult” schedule, according to Reed. “That’s the only way to do it,” he said. “There are ways to hide yourself against easier teams but you can’t hide in the state tournament because they are all good teams, so it’s important to get that valuable experience


Moeller’s senior captain Joe Busam runs with the ball against Indian Hill on April 14. now. “You don’t learn much from beating an easier team 18-1 but you learn about your team and what you need to work on when they go against top competition,” Reed said. The Crusaders have been in nearly every game but have simply come up short in the end during the first half of the season. “I told the kids it’s not where we start, it’s where we finish that counts,” he said. Moeller has shown flashes of what the Crusaders can be when they put it all

together. This was especially evident in a 14-2 win over St. Ignatius earlier in the season. While the Crusaders are young, 50 percent of the players in the program are freshmen, they could make some noise in the postseason and Reed credits the senior leadership for bringing the younger kids along. “Our seniors have been great about that and keeping them motivated and focused has not been a problem,” he said. “That’s invaluable to have when you have a young team. They see how

good the younger kids can be so they stay excited and push them.” The team has three captains: Senior Joe Busam and juniors James Rogan and junior goalie Hayden Miller. Reed called Miller one of the top goalies in the city (“He’s phenomenal,” Reed said) and said Rogan and sophomore Mitchell Catino have played well in the midfield. Defensively, Busam and junior Jon Ward lead the way and the Crusaders young attack, led by freshman Quinn Collison and sophomores C.J. Polak and Jacob Fuller is starting to come around. Reed said the program is also excited for the future, as Moeller will return nine of their 10 starters next season. And the Crusaders could still put together a run at the end of this season. Reed said it will be a fun team to watch in the last part of the season. “We have a young, fun, energetic group of players that work hard every day,” he said. Many of the players live in Sharonville, Loveland, Madeira, Indian Hill and Montgomery.

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How did you spend, or how do you plan, to spend your tax refund? Was it more or less than last year? “Support FairTax!” S.B. “What tax refund?”


“Our refunds were directdeposited into our checking account, and the first thing I did was write a check for the ‘fair share’ of the refunds for my wife, based on her separate income. “I put the rest of it into a sort of ‘escrow’ fund in our checking account. I’ve maintained that ‘escrow’ fund as a cushion against bouncing checks for many years now. (I treat it as an ‘outstanding check’ every time I balance my checking account each month.) “It was about the same as last year, because I always have a lot more withheld than necessary, because I enjoy the feeling of a big refund. However, I have had to dip into the escrow fund because of a landscaping project that has cost us over $3,000, and a driveway repair that will cost us some more in the next few weeks. But I’m glad it was there!” B.B. “We used ours to pay the first quarter estimated taxes for 2010.” J.S.B. “As a practicing CPA, I suggest that substantial tax refunds are usually the result of poor prior year planning (interest free loan to the government) or unexpected events. “We usually try to owe the government at the end of the year, but this year we both got a refund because of energy credits, stimulus rebates and unexpected 401(k) contributions. We applied ours to 2010 estimated payments (first one due 15 April) for our self-employment businesses.” F.S.D. “We owed money to both the state and federal governments this year due to receiving Social Security. In years past we always got a refund for several hundred dollars which we used for short vacations before school let out.” R.V. “We don’t get refunds!”


Symmes Township is taking steps to recognize and bring in more businesses to the community. Some of the ideas include presenting them with a Symmes Township valued business certificate that could be put on display in the business and starting a business recruiting page on the township website. Is this a good idea? Why or why not? No responses.

Next questions How do you think the Cincinnati Flower Show at Symmes Park went this year? What worked and what didn’t? What changes would you suggest for next year? Do you, or would you, allow your high school-age child to go on a spring break trip? Why or why not? Every week The Loveland Herald asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with “chatroom” in the subject line.




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Paxton’s Grill an asset to community

On the occasion of Paxton’s Grill’s 10th anniversary I want to say thank you for the tremendous asset they are to our community. Their arrival in Loveland 10 Years ago was a real upgrade to our downtown offerings. It is a great community restaurant and bar with good food folks and fun. Paxton’s Grill under the leadership of Kevin, Ralph, Sandy and David has impressed me with its “all in” approach to community support and involvement. They help in every way they can with everything they can. For 10 years they have set up the luminaries for Christmas in Loveland as well as helped pay for carriages and other expenses. They step up every year. They help with Loveland’s Amazing Race and set up as a vendor, they support the bike trail map I publish; they put on their own charity golf outing every year benefitting local charities like Cancer Free Kids. They are engaged members of the community in the Chamber of Commerce and these are just


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR the things I know about. I have noticed that many of their staff stay a long time which speaks well for them and several students return for multiple summers to work. And of course – it’s great place to have a beer. Thanks Paxton’s, Keep up the good work, I look forward to the next 10. Martin Schickel Ohio Avenue Loveland

City should pay for sidewalks

I’ve been reading a lot lately about sidewalks and who is responsible for their maintenance. I hear phrases like “it’s always been done that way” and “almost all communities do it that way.” These are the same phrases my teenage son uses to try to get me to allow him to do something. They do not address the real question, which is “how should it be done?” To me, a sidewalk is part of the infrastructure of a community designed for public use. Roads also fall into this category, yet roads are maintained with public

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We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. All submissions may be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline: Noon Friday E-mail: loveland@ Fax: 248-1938 U.S. mail: See box below Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Loveland Herald may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. funds. You wouldn’t expect me to fix a pothole in the road just because it was in front of my house. Neither should I be responsible for the public sidewalk that happens to go near my property. I say “near” my property because I don’t own the sidewalk. I don’t control it and I can’t remove it. Luckily, I don’t have to deal with the current sidewalk issues

because I live in Symmes Township. When Symmes Township put the sidewalk in front of my house, I asked who would be responsible for maintaining it. They said that the township has a pool of infrastructure funds for the purpose of maintaining the sidewalks. I recently confirmed that this is still true with the township administrator. I understand that the township may not always have the funds it needs for repair, but at least it is starting out with the correct approach that sidewalks should be maintained with public funds, not by the nearest property owner. I did learn another interesting thing from the township administrator. Since the Loveland High School was annexed into the city of Loveland after the sidewalk in front of it was built, the township will no longer be responsible for its maintenance. Will Loveland City Council be asking graduating seniors to chip in for any needed repairs before they can get their diplomas? Richard Cooman Rich Road Symmes Township

A commitment to founding principles I am running for District 35 state representative in the May 4 Republican primaries. I have been working hard for Cincinnati area families for 20 years as an independent family physician, owner and manager of Montgomery Family Practice Inc. I served as former director of Bethesda North Hospital’s Family Medicine Department. I am board certified in family medicine, commands an associate’s degree in computer science, and am a certified LEED Green Associate. I have the necessary leadership experience to help solve informa-

tion technology concerns with electronic medical records, patient centered medical home, green energy challenges and healthcare Dr. Ginger issues. I stand for Kubala less government Community intervention and Press guest a balanced columnist budget. I emphasize the Declaration of Independence, Constitution

and first 10 amendments as my major platform beliefs concomitantly congruent with Republican platform ideology. I am a strong proponent of capitalism and freedom for the individual. Government should be a vehicle to represent and protect us, not control us. I am a lifelong resident of Ohio, born and raised in Cincinnati, currently living in Symmes Township. I attended Sycamore High School, Purdue University and the University of Toledo College of Medicine. I have two grown children,

Dirk and Kari. Ginger, as team captain, rides in the MS150 fundraiser every year to help find a cure for multiple sclerosis. I seek the position of state representative to work within the government to help solve healthcare, security, economic, educational and energy issues by adhering to the core concepts of limited government, fiscal responsibility and free market. Dr. Ginger Sadler Kubala is a resident of Symmes Township and a candidate for the Republican nomination for state representative in the 35th District.

We need to get serious about change I’m 41 years old and ambitious with training in economics and finance. In addition to being a successful corporate manager and executive, I am an entrepreneurial small business owner. I know how to organize companies and create jobs. I’m a husband and a father dealing with many of the same challenges you are. Like you, I care a lot about the future of this country and want to see things change for the better. Campaigning to be our next representative in Congress has been a unique and rich experience for me. I have enjoyed meeting so many interesting and different individuals and groups from Cincinnati to Portsmouth and everywhere in between. As a nation we are struggling with intolerance and partisan politics at every turn. Democrats and Republicans are rarely united on the national stage because scoring political points is the objective. It

seems as if we are involved in a race to the bottom. At this great crossroads in our country’s history, we stand at the doorway of a David New America. Krikorian Out of this economic downturn Community we should seek Press guest to rebalance our columnist economy and fix the unsustainable excesses that caused so many job losses and home foreclosures. As a county and as individuals we must seek to consume less and save more. Consumerism fueled by debt is not a recipe for success especially when the music stops. We must restructure the financial system and restrain the major investment banking firms in a way that serves the national inter-

est. For too long we have enabled the pursuit of growth and profit at the expense of the citizens. While profit is at the center of our capitalist economy, absent good rules and appropriate enforcement, companies will continue to push the boundaries, becoming too big to fail and threatening our national economy. Likewise, free trade must balance the national interest with that of the corporate interest. We have become a country that thrives on cheap imports. The blind pursuit of low cost has hollowed out our manufacturing sector. U.S. manufacturing companies struggle to compete against foreign firms that operate with less environmental oversight, poor working conditions in some areas and government subsidies. Fair trade policies will level the playing field for American manufacturing by making our producers

more competitive and will generate substantial job growth. In order to honestly address these and the other big challenges we face, we must get serious about campaign finance reform. There simply is too much money in our political system. Votes are clearly for sale and the American people are tired of being sold out to the highest bidder. For this reason, I have tried to set an example without political action committee or lobbyist money. The first question you are asked when you want to run for Congress is, “How much money can you raise?” That right there should tell you that the foundation is not stable. My name is David Krikorian and I’m asking for your vote in the Democratic primary. David Krikorian is a resident of Madeira and running in the Democratic primary in the 2nd Congresional District.


Board of zoning appeals – meets at 5:30 p.m. the last Wednesday of the month, as needed. The next meeting will be Wednesday, April 28. City council – meets at 8 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month in city hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave. The next meeting is Tuesday, May 11. Call 683-0150. Mayor’s court – meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month in city hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave. The next meeting is Thursday, May 6. Call 683-0150. Planning and zoning commission – meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month

in city hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave. The next meeting will be Monday, May 17. Call 6830150. Recreation board – meets when necessary and members are available. Call 683-0150.


Board of education – meets regularly at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month in the Loveland Intermediate School media center, 757 S. Lebanon Road. The next meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 18. The board will not meet in December. Call 683-5600. Board work sessions are at 7 p.m. the first

Tuesday of each month, in the board office. The next work session is Tuesday, May 4. The board will not have a work session in December.


Trustees – Business meeting at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at the Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive. The next meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 18.


Board of zoning appeals – meets at 7 p.m.

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the first Monday of the month (only if there is business) in the township administrative building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 3. Call 683-6644. Trustees – meet at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month in the administrative building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. The next meeting will be Tuesday, May 4. Call 6836644. Zoning commission – meet at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month in the administrative building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 19. Call 683-6644.



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Wyoming officer named to crime prevention board By Kelly McBride Reddy

For 25 years, Dale Hahn has served the city of Wyoming as a police officer, with a focus on crime prevention learned on the job and as a member of the Ohio Crime Prevention Association. He will continue that tradition for the next year as a member of its board. Hahn was recently elected treasurer of the organization that serves as the professional voice on crime prevention. Its goal, according to the organization, is “to make our communities safer places to live, work and raise a family.” That’s Hahn’s goal as well. Wyoming Police Chief Gary Baldauf has helped make it possible for Hahn to serve on the board through schedule considerations since the position demands a commitment of time. The board of four: Hahn, President Eric Franz of the Cincinnati Police Department, Vice President Jeff Newman of the West Chester Township Police Department, and Secretary Carol Harper of the Grandview Heights Police Department, near Columbus, will meet monthly in Columbus, as well as every other month for a regional meeting. The organization holds training programs on topics including thefts from autos, buildings and construction sites.


Wyoming Police Officer Dale Hahn has been elected treasurer of the Ohio Crime Prevention Association. “Crime is basically opportunistic,” Hahn said. “We teach people to lock things up, because most crimes occur because cars and homes are unlocked. “The approach is common sense.” Hahn said the organization is valuable to law enforcement departments. “It’s a huge resource for crime prevention in Ohio,” he said. “If I need a program I can go to (other members) for resources. “That way, we’re not creating the wheel every time.” Hahn has also benefited from networking. “Everybody gets together and compares notes,” he said. Baldauf said he supports Hahn’s participation in the organization. “That’s the majority of what we do,” he said of crime prevention. “We always have an eye to what we can do to make the city safer. “And that’s right up their alley.”

It’s a family tradition for Abby Tribby, far left, grandma Rae Hill and cousin Chloe Lewis who attend the flower show every year. All three are from southeast Ohio, but make the trip every year because Hill’s mother from Colerain Township buys tickets for the show. The girls’ mothers also attended but are not pictured.

Flower Show brings variety of people, exhibits

A peacock with feathers made of flowers greets guests at the Cincinnati Flower Show at Symmes Park April 20.

THINGS TO DO Flower power

Hamilton County Park District is hosting “Flower Power!” at 10:45 a.m. Friday, April 30, at Highfield Discovery Garden at Glenwood Gardens, 10623 Springfield Pike, Woodlawn. The cost is $5, $2 ages 2-12; parking permit required. Call 521-7275 or visit


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum is hosting a Benefit Auction at 6 p.m. Friday, April 30, at the JoAnn Richardson History House at Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Loveland. The auction includes four Nancy Ford Cones Prints, Rookwood vase, antiques frames, silver pieces, four piece 1930s patio furniture set, red globe antique ceiling fixture, 35th Bonaventure ornament by Carole Lannom and more. Viewing begins at 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Greater Loveland Historical Society. Call 683-5692 or visit

Space day

iSPACE is hosting Space Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at Scarlet Oaks Career Development Campus, 3254 E. Kemper Road, Sharonville. Try on an astronaut space suit, ride a hovercraft, see NASA memorabilia, watch demonstrations, send pop rockets soaring skyward, fly and land a plane with simula-

tors, see a planetarium show and more. Call 612-5786 or visit

Cincinnati Flower Show patrons enjoy a break by the lake at Symmes Park.

The Cincinnati Flower Show at Symmes Township Park was more than just flowers. Guests could visit booths that featured flower pots, jewelry gardening tools, window screens, hand soap, furniture, artwork, cutlery, hoses, hot tubs, bug repellent and even learn about plastic surgery or sign up for The New York Times. The Cincinnati Flower Show, in its 21st year and its second year in Symmes Township Park, wrapped up Sunday, April 25. Many in attendance attend the show every year. Abby Tribby and Chloe Lewis are fourth generation flower show enthusiasts from southeast Ohio and attend the show with their mothers and grandmother with tickets bought for them by their great-grandmother. Garden clubs from all over including Urbana, Ohio, and Paris, Ky., bring a group to spend the day socializing over tea and checking out the latest gadgets in gardening. The show featured several guest speakers, afternoon teas and a Ladies’ Day. ALL PHOTOS BY AMANDA HOPKINS/STAFF

Faculty exhibit

The Art Institute of OhioCincinnati is hosting the exhibit “Faculty Show” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 1, in the Gallery at The Art Institute of Ohio – Cincinnati, 8845 Governor’s Hill Drive, Suite 100, Symmes Township. It features artwork from variety of media including mixed media, digital film, graphic design, interactive media, culinary arts, fashion marketing, interior design and more. Admission is Free. The exhibit continues through July 9. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Call 833-2400.

Free cookout

Sheila Richey from the Ohio State University Extension Hamilton County Master Gardeners group answers gardening questions from guests at the Cincinnati Flower Show at Symmes Park.

An exhibitor from the Horticultural Institute of Southern California demonstrates the power of the ultimate home nozzle for garden hoses at the Cincinnati Flower Show at Symmes Park April 20.

Forest Dale Church of Christ is hosting a Community Cookout from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at Marsh Supermarket, 693 Northland Blvd., Forest Park. The cookout includes hamburgers, hot dogs, beverages and Bibles. Call 825-7171 or visit

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The Paris, Ky., Garden Club enjoyed lunch before checking out the rest of the Cincinnati Flower Show.

Nene Riddick, left, with Shea Butter Secrets shows Karen Ward of Urbana, Ohio, some handwashing secrets at the Cincinnati Flower Show at Symmes Park. Shea Butter Secrets is owned by Janicy Howard of Pine Lakes, Georgia.


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Faculty Show, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. The Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati, 8845 Governor’s Hill Drive. Suite 100, Gallery. Artwork from variety of media including mixed media, digital film, graphic design, interactive media, culinary arts, fashion marketing, interior design and more. Free. Presented by The Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati. 833-2400. Symmes Township.


Beginning Line Dancing Lessons, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. With Melissa. Ages 50 and up. Family friendly. Free. Reservations required. 247-2100. Symmes Township.


Carlos Vargas and Ben Alexander, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Bucks Tavern, 3299 W. U.S. 22/Ohio 3, Soft dinner music to start, easing into smooth groovy James later. Presented by Buck’s Tavern. 677-3511; Loveland.


Drew Hastings, 8 p.m. $15. Ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Social Security, 8 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Comedy about couple, both art dealers in New York City, whose domestic tranquility is shattered by wife’s sister, brother-in-law and archetypal Jewish mother. Family friendly. $15, $12 students with ID; $12 with groups of 10 or more in advance. Presented by Stagecrafters. Through May 9. 793-6237. Amberley Village. F R I D A Y, A P R I L 3 0


Benefit Auction, 6 p.m. Viewing begins at 5 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive. JoAnn Richardson History House. Includes four Nancy Ford Cones Prints, Rookwood vase, antiques frames, silver pieces, four piece 1930s patio furniture set, red globe antique ceiling fixture, Local Artist Nancy 35th Bonaventure S u l l i v a n ’ s , ornament by interpretation of a Carole LanNancy Ford Cones nom and photograph is more. Beneanother item to be fits Greater auctioned. Loveland Historical Society. 683-5692; Loveland.


Lighting The Way Scholarship Fundraiser, 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Loveland, 10681 Loveland Madeira Road. Tropical party, casual attire (no jeans), cocktails, buffet dinner, music by band and DJ, silent auction and raffle. Benefits Envision Learning Center. Ages 18 and up. $65. Presented by Envision Learning Center. 772-5437; Loveland.


Wine Bar Tasting, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road. Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery. Staff Favorites, 5 p.m.-6 p.m. microWINES, 7292 Kenwood Road. Includes six wines, hot and cold appetizers and beginner level wine education. $50. Reservations required. 7949463. Kenwood.


Acoustik Buca, 7:30 p.m. deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road. 2479933; Montgomery.


Drew Hastings, 8 p.m. $20. Ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, Reservations required. 9849288; Montgomery.


The Wedding Singer, 7:30 p.m. Sycamore High School, 7400 Cornell Road. Directed by John Whapam, Sycamore High School theatre teacher. Musical adaptation of 1998 romantic-comedy movie. $10, $8 advance. Tickets available online. Through May 1. 686-1770; Montgomery.


The Path of the Lover, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Daily through May 2. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Workshop designed to help participants find “the Beloved” within so they may answer the call of their greatest longings. Includes lunch Saturday and Sunday. With Trebbe Johnson author of “The World is a Waiting Lover: Desire and the Quest for the Beloved.” Ages 18 and up. $275. Registration required, available at Presented by Lygthel Rohrer Inc. 310-2541. Loveland.


Don’t Worry.. Be Happy Hour, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Free mini back massage and paraffin hand treatments available. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Non-alcoholic frozen drinks, salty snacks and calypso music. Ages 50 and up. Free. 247-2100. Symmes Township. S A T U R D A Y, M A Y 1


Mother/Daughter Doll Tea, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Stitch Studio, 7835 Camargo Road. Tea party. Bring a doll or stuffed animal. Create an outfit for the doll and the girl. $50. Registration required. 561-4555; Madeira.


Faculty Show, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati, Free. 833-2400. Symmes Township.


Trivia, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Through the Garden Restaurant, 10738 Kenwood Road. Chance to win gift certificates and other prizes. Free. Through Dec. 18. 791-2199. Blue Ash.


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Room to Bloom, 10 a.m. Loveland Hardware, 131 Broadway St. Seminar on container gardening. Free. Reservations required. 6774040. Loveland.


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


Cincinnati Community Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. “Music of Americana.” Church of the Saviour United Methodist Church, 8005 Pfeiffer Road. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Community Orchestra. 791-7815; Montgomery. Music at Ascension Chamber Concert Series, 7 p.m. The Adagio Trio. Lin Grieser, harp; Evelien Wollard, flute; Tom Guth, cello. Ascension Lutheran Church, 7333 Pfeiffer Road. Free, donations accepted. 793-3288; 237-3636. Montgomery. Linton Music’s Peanut Butter and Jam Sessions, 10 a.m.-10:40 a.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road. The Madcap Puppets join Peanut Butter and Jam musicians to tell exciting stories set to chamber music. For ages 2-6 and their families. Free Graeters cookies at concert. $12 flexbook of four tickets, $4. 381-6868; Kenwood.


Swimsuit Models, 9:30 p.m. Bar SeventyOne, 8850 Governors Hill Drive. $5. 7749697; Symmes Township.


Drew Hastings, 8 p.m. $20. Ages 21 and up. Go Bananas, Reservations required. 9849288; Montgomery.


The Wedding Singer, 7:30 p.m. Sycamore High School, $10, $8 advance. Tickets available online. 686-1770; Montgomery.


Social Security, 8 p.m. Mayerson JCC, $15, $12 students with ID; $12 with groups of 10 or more in advance. 793-6237. Amberley Village.

A Night at the Derby, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave. The Barn. Features dinnerby-the-bite, two drink tickets and five gaming chips. Broadcast of 136th Kentucky Derby, silent auction, gaming tables, “Teacher Pies” Auction and grand raffle. Music by Matt Cohen. Benefits Mariemont Elementary PTO. Ages 21 and up. $25. Presented by Mariemont Elementary PTO. 272-3081. Mariemont.




You Deserve a Night Out, 4:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Apsara Restaurant, 4785 Lake Forest Drive. Sushi and select wine bottles available at 30 percent off. Reservations suggested. 554-1040. Blue Ash.

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Show Me A Story, 3:30 p.m. Opening reception. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Multi-media exhibit of art that tells stories by Jennifer Choto and Janet Zack. Exhibit continues through May 31. Free. 683-2340; Loveland.


Lag B’Omer Square Dance, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. With professional square dance caller. Family friendly. Free. 761-7500. Amberley Village.


Spring Feast Sunday Supper, 5:30 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Featuring Grailville-grown food and other seasonal delights. $15, $10 children. Reservations required. 683-2340. Loveland.


Drew Hastings, 8 p.m. $15. Ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, Reservations required. 9849288; Montgomery.



Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive. Bonaventure House with exhibits, gift shop and library, 1797 Rich Log Cabin and 1879 Bishop-Coleman Gazebo. Featuring works by internationally known photographer Nancy Ford Cones (1869-1962), who was a resident of Loveland and used local people and scenes in many of her pictorial photographs. $3 donation. 683-5692; Loveland.

Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill.


The Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati is hosting the exhibit “Faculty Show” in the gallery at The Art Institute of Ohio, 8845 Governor’s Hill Drive, Suite 100, Symmes Township, through July 9. It features artwork from a variety of media including mixed media, digital film, graphic design, interactive media, culinary arts, fashion marketing, interior design and more. Admission is free. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Call 833-2400. Pictured is “Classroom Drawing” by Mark Hanavan.

Spring Garden Party and Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. Granny’s Garden School. Annual, perennial, herb and vegetable plants for the home and professional gardener. Workshops available. Free. 324-2873; Loveland.

Social Security, 3 p.m. Mayerson JCC, $15, $12 students with ID; $12 with groups of 10 or more in advance. 793-6237. Amberley Village.


Miami Hills Garden Club Perennial Plant Sale, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown Madeira, Miami Avenue, Corner of Miami Avenue and Dawson Road. Benefits civic planting. Part of Madeira Art Fair. Presented by Miami Hills Garden Club. 984-8530. Madeira. Spring Garden Party and Plant Sale, noon3 p.m. Loveland Primary/Elementary School, Free. 324-2873; Loveland. M O N D A Y, M A Y 3

ART EXHIBITS Faculty Show, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. The Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati, Free. 833-2400. Symmes Township. Show Me A Story, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Multi-media exhibit of art that tells stories by Jennifer Choto and Janet Zack. Free. Through May 31. 683-2340; Loveland.

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Faculty Show, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. The Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati, Free. 833-2400. Symmes Township. Show Me A Story, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, Free. 6832340; Loveland.

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


Team Trivia, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Village Tavern, 9390 Montgomery Road. Free. Through Dec. 28. 793-7882. Montgomery.


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


Red Cross Pet First Aid, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Learn to care for illness and injury in cats and dogs, bandaging, splinting and CPR. Bring four-legged stuffed animal. $50. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.


Zumba, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Cincy Dance Studio, 8143 Camargo Road. Suite B, $10. Registration required. 859-630-7040; Madeira.


Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill.


Karaoke Night, 9 p.m.-midnight, Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road. Lobby Lounge. 793-4500; Blue Ash.


Adoption S.T.A.R. Orientation Session, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road. Learn about adoption. Free. Registration required. Presented by Adoption S.T.A.R. 631-6590,; Symmes Township.


Tai Chi Class, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Instructed Tai Chi for beginners with Jennifer. Free. Reservations required. 247-2100. Symmes Township.


Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill.


Rubber Stamping 101, 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Beginners stamp and create handmade greetings cards. With Beth of Stampin Up. Free. 247-2100. Symmes Township.


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


Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill.


Open Mic Night, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike. Pub. Hosted by Jerome. Free. 697-9705. Loveland. Karaoke, 9 p.m. InCahoots, 4110 Hunt Road. Free. 793-2600. Blue Ash.



See Olympic silver medalists Qing Pang and Jian Tong, pictured, skate with Smuckers Stars on Ice at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, at U.S. Bank Arena. Also on the tour are 2010 Olympic silver medalists Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto, 2010 Olympian Jeremy Abbott, silver medalist Sasha Cohen, World Champion Todd Eldredge, bronze medalist Michael Weiss and more. Tickets are $26.50-$131.50. Call 800-745-3000 or visit

Linton Chamber Music Series, 7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m. Encore! Linton. Works of Mozart, Schumann, Bruch and Faure. Anthony McGill, clarinetist, and Michael Tree and Anna Polonsky of the Schumann Trio. Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson, artistic directors. Congregation Beth Adam, 10001 Loveland-Madeira Road. $30, $10 students at door. Presented by Linton Music. 381-6868; Loveland.


Cirque du Soleil - Alegria comes to The Bank of Kentucky Center Thursday, April 29, through Sunday, May 2. Pictured is the tribal and magical Fire-Knife Dance from a previous performance. “Alegria” is a mood piece about the passage of time, youth, old age and the handing down of power. It features artists using trapeze, hand balancing, manipulation and clowns and singers. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. April 29-30 and May 1; 3:30 p.m. April 30 and May 1; and 1 and 5 p.m. May 2. Tickets are $97-$42 for adults and $78-$34 for ages 2-12; plus fees. Visit


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April 28, 2010


Dealing with our Whatifs and Worries

serious? Whatif I age “Last night while I lay and become delirious? thinking here, some Whatifs Whatif I didn’t lock crawled inside my ear, and the house? Whatif I’m pranced and partied all night left by my spouse?” long, and sang their same Worries are a conold Whatif song:… Whatif I stantly buzzing around start to cry? Whatif I get sick our heads. If we take and die? … Whatif nobody them seriously, they likes me? Whatif a bolt of Father Lou destroy peace of mind, lightning strikes me?” Guntzelman develop suspicions, In this poem in, “A Light in the Attic,” author Shel SilPerspectives and diminish enjoyment. verstein describes many of They always threaten us with the worries that beset childhood woeful events allegedly waiting minds. But don’t forget that the What- around the corner. It doesn’t matter that studies ifs grow up with us. For even as adults we have our own Whatifs show 80 percent of our worries crawling inside our ears at night, never happen. Then we worry that the studies are wrong – espedon’t we? For us, their content is differ- cially in our case. What to do about handling our ent. They suggest such other things such as, “Whatif our love worries? First, make the distincdoesn’t last? Whatif the kids grow tion between angst and anxiety. up too fast? Whatif my job is lost? Angst is the German word for the anticipatory dread that is present Whatif I get a rotten boss? Whatif that ache is something in all of us as we recognize just

how vulnerable we are. Angst is existential, which means it comes along with existing as a human being. Though we develop strategies to avoid it, there is no person who avoids all worries. So, what to do? For one thing, do not deny the fact that some stress or angst comes along with the living of life. As analyst James Hollis Ph.D. states, “An acceptance of this angst as normal is healthy; its denial is pathological, and will sooner or later result in some lifeestranging behavior, or worse, the trivialization of the journey.” Anxiety, on the other hand, is a free-floating condition which may be activated by almost any specific event in our lives: such as giving a speech before a large crowd, going through an important interview, a court appearance, a medical operation, a wedding ceremony, etc.

Its intensity is partly determined by one’s particular history. The more unsettled one’s family of origin, cultural setting, or environment was, the more anxiety is usually experienced. Beneath an anxiety one is going through there is usually buried a thread that reaches back to a childhood fear. It’s greatly advantageous to us to discover our early fear that still exercises such power over us. To be free entirely of angst or anxiety in our lives is unrealistic. That’s good to remember as we try to contain our worries. It also enables us to have a certain compassion for not only for ourselves but also for others. To possibly alleviate anxiety, someone has remarked that we already know the worst that can happen to us. We will die someday. Can we be aware of that and still live as fully as possible all the days and

years God gives us? Hollis believes we can help ourselves in dealing with our worried anxiety if we (1) accept the normality of anxiety, (2) seek the roots of the identifiable fears in our anxiety, then (3) simply do the best we can in living our lives fully, and forgive the rest. We are more important than what we fear. A great move toward personal liberation is accomplished when we can acknowledge our existential angst directly, know ourselves to be fragile beings clinging to a spinning planet hurtling through space, and at the same time be grateful for such a grand ride. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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you want I’ve reported on this in is what we the past but feel compelled did then to do it again because I’m it’s going seeing several companies to cost this advertising for air duct much.” cleaning. T h a t The ads say the compaprice was nies will clean your air ducts b o u t for as little as $39 or $49. Howard Ain a$590, and But, the need for such cleaning is very questionHey Howard! M e l v i n says he able. Brent Melvin responded told them that was still way to one such ad for his too high. “I said four or five times, Amelia house and now says I said, ‘I don’t have that he regrets it. “When I was on the kind of money,’ ” he said. Melvin said the charge phone I asked them about the ad, about it being $49, came as quite a surprise. “I said, ‘If I would have and she said, ‘Yes, $49, for k n o w n the number of before you vents,’ ” said T h e U . S . E n v i r o n m e n t a l did this I Melvin. Protection Agency said w o u l d n ’ t After he ordered the duct cleaning has have had this done – cleaning and never been shown to b e c a u s e the technicians actually prevent health that’s why I came to his house, they problems. It said called you was the ad immediately studies show dust for $49.’ He began working and then preadheres to duct said, ‘Well what sented a bill. surfaces and does not that’s we did.’ ” “They really necessarily enter the Relucdidn’t explain t a n t l y , the bill but said living space. In fact, Melvin said it’s $2,000 to the EPA does not he ended up get everything recommend air ducts p a y i n g done,” he said. M e l v i n be cleaned routinely. $ 5 5 3 , because objected to the that’s as low cost, which covered everything from clean- as the supervisor on the ing mold they said they phone would approve. “I felt like I was kind of found on a brand-new humidifier to cleaning dust forced and I couldn’t say, mites. The technician then ‘OK, well leave.’ They were already packing up and getwrote up another bill. Melvin said the techni- ting ready to leave after cian told him, “Well, if all they did the job,” he said.

Later, Melvin inspected the air ducts and found uncovered holes – and vents that will no longer fit into the duct work. “I guess they didn’t put this vent back on and they broke it off and didn’t say anything. I couldn’t put it back up so I just put duct tape over the hole they left,” he said. Under Ohio law you must be given an estimate for the cost of the work to be performed. The estimate can be either written, oral, or you can sign that you don’t want to get any estimate at all. You just can’t be given a bill after the work is already done. In addition, Ohio law requires you to get a tear-off cancellation form with the contract – a form you send back to the firm within three days if you wish to cancel. Melvin didn’t get a tearoff cancellation form so I told him to write the company and cancel now. He did that and has now received all his money back. The company is also paying for another firm to come over and repair the problems caused by the duct cleaning company. You need to know the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said duct cleaning has never been shown to actually prevent health problems. It said studies show dust adheres to duct surfaces and does not necessarily enter the living space. In fact, the

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April 28, 2010

Eat like a winner with Derby Day recipes I guess it’s a matter of perception. When I talk about my little patch of heaven here in Clermont County, someone will usually come up and ask to visit “the farm.” I have to laugh, because the word “farm” never enters my vocabulary, since we don’t own one. Yes, our home sits at the end of an old country road, but unlike some of the homes on the road, ours is fairly new.

Rita Heikenfeld Rita’s kitchen

A n d you can see my clothes hanging on the line from the highway opposite our field.

Although we grow a whole lot of different kinds of produce and have a nice

amount of fruit trees, we don’t have a country estate. The whole point is you don’t need a plow and the lower 40 to create your own Garden of Eden.

Legendary hot brown

From the Brown Hotel in Louisville. This is the real deal – I called the hotel and verified the recipe. They were so accommodating. I don’t know if I can wait until Derby Day to make


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Ingredients (Makes two hot browns):

2 ounces butter (1⁄4 cup) 2 ounces all-purpose flour (1⁄2 cup) 1 quart heavy cream (I’d use whipping cream) 1 ⁄2 cup Pecorino Romano cheese, plus 1 tablespoon for garnish Salt and pepper to taste 14 ounces sliced roasted turkey breast 2 slices of Texas toast (crust trimmed) 4 slices of crispy bacon 2 Roma tomatoes, sliced in half Paprika and parsley In a two-quart saucepan, melt butter and slowly whisk in flour until combined and forms a thick paste (roux). Continue to cook roux for two minutes over medium-low heat, stirring frequently. Whisk whipping cream into the roux and cook over medium heat until the cream begins to simmer, about two to three minutes. Remove sauce from heat and slowly whisk in Pecorino Romano cheese until the Mornay sauce is smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. For each Hot Brown, place one slice of toast in an oven safe dish and cover with 7 ounces of turkey. Take the two halves of Roma tomato and set them alongside the base of turkey and toast. Next, pour one half of the Mornay sauce to completely cover the dish.

Sprinkle with additional Pecorino Romano cheese. Place entire dish under a broiler until cheese begins to brown and bubble. Remove from broiler, cross two pieces of crispy bacon on top, sprinkle with paprika and parsley, and serve immediately.

Mint juleps

Make a simple syrup: combine 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar and a generous 1⁄2 cup roughly chopped spearmint leaves in a pan. Bring to a boil and cook until sugar dissolves. Let cool, then strain. Fill your frozen goblets (or even regular glasses, not frozen) with crushed ice and pour about 4 ounces good bourbon and 1⁄4 cup mint syrup in each. Go to taste on this! Top each with a sprig of mint and a straw which has been trimmed to barely come up to the top of the cups.

More Derby recipes

Go to Rita’s column online at for her clone of the beloved Kentucky Derby pie.

Rick Bayless’ Mexican chimichurri sauce

Perfect for Cinco de Mayo coming up. Rick is one of the most talented chefs I’ve met. One of my favorites during a class he taught for me was a delicious grilled shrimp marinade that dou-

Rita on the radio

Each Thursday morning at 7:20 on Sacred Heart Radio 740AM, I talk with Brian Patrick about Bible herbs and foods. This week it’s how to make a Mary Garden. Visit for all the good info plus relevant recipes. bled as a dipping sauce. Here’s how Rick did it: Set a dry skillet over medium heat. Lay 1⁄2 head of unpeeled garlic cloves and 3 serrano chilies in the pan. Roast, turning frequently, for about 10 minutes for the chilies and 15 minutes for the garlic, or until soft and blotchy brown in spots. Let cool until they can be handled, and then slip the skins off the garlic and pull the stems off the chilies and, wearing rubber gloves, roughly chop (no need to remove the seeds). Place in a food processor along with 1 bunch each cilantro and parsley (lower stems removed), 1⁄2 cup olive oil, and up to 2 teaspoons salt. Process until nearly smooth (it will be pasty). Remove 1⁄3 cup and stir in 3 tablespoons water. This will be your extra sauce for dipping, whatever. Use the remaining sauce to brush on shrimp, poultry, beef, etc. and grill as desired. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. Email columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


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United Way of Greater Cincinnati will recognize some of the community’s most dedicated volunteers at its annual Leaders & Legends Luncheon May 5 at Duke Energy Center. This year’s local Leadership Award honorees are: • The Geier Family Award for United Way Leadership – Patricia Armstrong of Anderson Township, interim superintendent of Catholic Schools Office of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati; • Impact Leadership Award – Anne Dorsey of Anderson Township and Dr. June Sciarra of Hyde Park, volunteers at the Cincinnati Early Learning Center. This year’s local Community Service honorees are: • Developing Resources

– Jerry Habig of Loveland, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson Company; and Elizabeth Wallbrown of Blue Ash, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; • Strengthening Our Region – Berta Velilla of Anderson Township, Child Focus, Inc.; • Communicating Our Message – Jose Cabrera of Mount Lookout, the Procter & Gamble Company; and Bill “Red Dog” Martin of Loveland, the Procter & Gamble Company. Tickets for the event are $45. Registration and networking begin at 11:15 a.m. and the luncheon at 11:45 a.m. To make an reservation and pay by credit card, visit www. Call 762-7226.

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Northern Hills Synagogue – Congregation B’nai Avraham will welcome Rabbi Charles Simon as its special guest for its installation of officers weekend, April 30 and May 1. Installation of officers will take place Friday, April 30, at a special 8 p.m. service, followed by a gala reception. Simon will speak about his new book, “Creating a Successful Volunteer Culture.” In addition to Miller, officers being installed that evening include vice presidents David Goldstein, Joe Lazear, Barry Wolfson and Lynn Kohel; treasurer Phyliss Shubs: financial secretary Matt Lee; recording secretary Michelle Shapiro; corresponding secretary Judy Knapp, and cemetery

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April 28, 2010

RELIGION Epiphany United Methodist Church

Wee Three Kings Preschool is accepting registrations for its second annual Summer Camp. There are still openings in the “Budding Artists” camp which will be held the week of June 28-July 1. The cost is $70 and is open to children ages 2 1⁄2 to 6. The camp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday and your camper will enjoy outdoor activities, music, art, stories, lunch with

friends and more. For more information, call the Preschool office at 683-4256. The staff of Springhill Camp will be at the church for five days of adventure, friends and a chance to conquer challenges. The camp is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 26-30. Kids who have completed kindergarten through fourth grade can sign up. Day camp is full of activities in a fun, safe and nurturing environment. It is open to the community. The

cost is $149 for the whole week. Register or find out more at www. Worship times are: Contemporary worship at 5 p.m. Saturdays, contemporary worship at 9 a.m. Sundays and traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 6779866.

Loveland Presbyterian Church

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

Loveland United Methodist Church

The church is hosting Drive Thru Prayer from noon to 1 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month beginning May 5. Members of “The Dittos” Wednesday Morning Bible Study will be setting up two prayer stations outside in the upper parking lot for persons in the community and congregation to “drive thru” and request prayer. In addition to praying for the persons that “drive thru,” a prayer card, light refreshments and a LUMC Welcome Brochure will be shared by the bible study members. The new service times are 8:30 to 9:20 a.m. for the Traditional Service, 9:40 to 10:40 a.m. for the Contemporary Service and Sunday School and 11 a.m. to noon






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About religion

Religion news is published at no charge on a space-available basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. E-mail announcements to m, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 2481938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Loveland Herald, Attention: Teasha O’Connell, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140. for the Blended Service and Sunday School. Join the United Methodist Women from 9:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. the first Thursday morning of each month for UMW, a time of fellowship, devotion and ministry at LUMC. The purpose of the UMW is “to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.” The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738.

River Hills Christian Church

Thriving Moms is a group for moms of infants through high school students; meets weekly to receive encouragement and instruction, make friends and have fun; held 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; child care provided. There is a Christian counselor as the parent coach, as well as a mentor mom. Call 5830371. The church is at 6300 Price Road, Loveland; 677-7600.


Participants in “Journey to the Tomb” are, front right side of table, Sandy Dial and Karen Knight; left side of table, from left, Larry Griffith, Dale Thompson, Randy Henn, Joel Spencer, Dave Myers, Mike Dial and Warren Montgomery.

Take the journey Loveland United Methodist Church presented the second annual offering of “Journey to the Tomb.” This community outreach event, led by the Dramadaries ministry team at Loveland UMC, provided guests with a walk-through journey of 10 stations depicting the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ Passion story. More than 400 people were able to witness, through drama and song, the story of God’s love.

Sycamore Christian Church

Sunday Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m. Bible Study is at 9 a.m. every Sunday. The church is hosting Ladies WOW Study Group (Women on Wednesdays) at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month. The event includes light refreshments and a study of Beth Moore’s “Stepping Up.” The church hosts Adult and Youth Bible Studies at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. The church is at 6555 Cooper Road, Sycamore Township; 891-7891, www.sycamorechristianchurch.


Participants in “Journey to the Tomb” are, from left: Pat Blankenship; Pastor Doug Sonnenberg, Linda Neal and Joel Spencer.

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Barbara Ann Lofland, 62, of Loveland died April 11. Survived by husband, Harry Lofland; children, Jamie, Scott, Aaron, Ruthie and Harry; 16 grandchildren; and siblings, Kenneth Newcomb, Phillip Begley, Roger Begley, Clara Perron and Lofland Joe Begley. Preceded in death by father, George Newcomb; mother, Juanita (nee Whitt) Begley; and daughter, Beverly Bower. Services were April 16 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland. Memorials to: The Barbara Ann Lofland Memorial Fund, c/o Any PNC Bank.


Loveland United Methodist Church is hosting Drive Thru Prayer from noon to 1 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month beginning May 5. Members of “The Dittos” Wednesday Morning Bible Study will be setting up two prayer stations outside in the upper parking lot for those in the community and congregation to “drive thru” and request prayer. In addition to praying for those that “drive thru,” a prayer card, light refreshments and a LUMC Welcome Brochure will be shared by the Bible study members. Robin Kerth holds the sign, and on the hill, from left: Bob Klemt, Nikki Price and Linda Neal welcome cars.

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Loveland died April 9. Survived by wife, Henrietta (nee Dawn) Petraglia; daughter, Dawn Wykert; father, William J. Petraglia Petraglia; brother, Michael Petraglia; sister, Patricia (Carl Yankowski) Petraglia; grandchildren, Zachary, Matthew, Tyler and Mya; and many other family and friends. Preceded in death by mother, Virginia (nee Meehan) Petraglia. Services were April 21 at St. Vincent Ferrer. Memorials to: Star Fund, c/o St. Vincent Ferrer, 7754 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45263.

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(Sandy) Varney; grandchildren, Sarah Teke, Brittany Varney, Jeff Varney, Nick Varney and Matt Varney; and great-grandchildren, Jared Varney Teke, Melissa Teke and Hunter Varney. Preceded in death by father, Bud Rice; mother, Mae (nee Boyd) Rice; and 10 brothers and sisters. Services were April 22 at Tufts

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April 28, 2010


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April 28, 2010



Joshua D. Hibbs, 28, 1310 Commons Drive, capias, April 13.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering At 701 Riverside Drive, April 18.

Domestic violence

At 799 W. Main St., April 19.

Drug abuse-possess/use

Domestic violence

Kenneth C. Deangelis, 45, 12089 Spaulding, theft, obstructing official business, April 6. Laura M. Sumner, 40, 100 Englage, receiving stolen property, April 6. John D. Mohr, 25, 1267 Hickory Woods Drive, domestic violence, April 7. Dezirre Marker, 30, 1889 Pebble Ridge No. 4, possession of unauthorized cable tv device, April 9. Garrett T. Smith, 24, 1889 Pebble Ridge No. 4, possession of unauthorized cable tv device, April 9.

At Fox Run Road, April 4. At Hickory Woods Drive, April 7.


Check taken and forged; $3,700 at 1109 Klondyke, April 10.

Making false alarms

Female student pulled fire alarm at Milford High at 1 Eagles Way, April 7.


Juvenile, 16, drug abuse, paraphernalia, April 7. Juvenile, 15, making false alarms, April 7. Juvenile, 12, receiving stolen property, April 6. Juvenile, 16, obstructing official business, April 7.

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Male solicited another male at Kelly Nature Preserve at Center Street, April 7.

Lawn mower, etc. taken; $859 at 216 Eagle Ridge, April 4. Steel die pieces and other heavy equipment taken from ODOM; $83,700 at Ohio 50, April 5. Bike taken at Mulberry Elementary at Buckwheat Road, April 6. Coffee maker, etc. taken from Kroger; $250 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, April 6. Gasoline not paid for at BP Station; $51 at Ohio 131, April 4. Checks taken at 1674 Gray Fox Drive, April 5. Medication taken at 5825 Highview, April 5. Laptop computer taken from vehicle at Shell; $700 at Ohio 28, April 7. Mole traps taken; $150 at 6205 Hickory Ridge, April 9. Counterfeit $50 bill passed at Kroger at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, April 9. Golf clubs and cash taken from vehicle; $3,400 at 6359 Pawnee Ridge, April 11. Merchandise taken from Meijer, value $26, at Ohio 28, April 10. Auto parts taken from Milford Radiators; $6,250 at Ohio 28, April 11. Money taken from cash drawer at Swifty’s; $358 at 987 Ohio 28, April 11. Purse taken from shopping cart at Kroger at Ohio 28, April 11.




At Railroad Avenue, April 19.

Failure to comply with order or signal of police officer At 150 E. Broadway St., April 14.

Possession of drugs, possession of drugs, possession of drugs, possessing drug abuse instruments At 71 Carrington Place, April 17.

Telecommunications harassment At 1036 Marbea Drive, April 20.


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Tools taken from unit at Day Heights Storage at Ohio 131, April 7.


Leaf blowers, etc. taken; $150 at 6398 Birch Creek, April 11.

Criminal damage

Window broken in vehicle at 6102 2nd St., April 5. Flag torn from pole at Chequers Tavern at Center Street, April 10. Concrete blocks thrown through window of vehicle at 5740 E. Tall Oaks, April 11. Vehicle keyed at Kroger at 1093 Ohio 28, April 9.

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Reported at 8925 Harper’s Point Drive, April 2.


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Blue Ash democratic president meets Brown Blue Ash Northeast Democratic Club President Julie Brook and nearly 50 other Democratic activists attended a reception for Judge Yvette McGee Brown, candidate for Ohio lieutenant governor and running mate of Gov. Ted Strickland, Feb. 19 at the offices of Manley Burke LPA. “Judge Brown is Ohio” Brook said, “100 percent Ohio educated, rising to prove that with strong family and educator support, and despite humble beginnings, when Ohio believes in you, you will succeed!” Brown is a lifelong resident of Columbus, Ohio, a graduate of Ohio University and The Ohio State University College of Law. From 1993 to 2002 she was the first African-American and second woman to serve as Judge on the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Division of Domestic Relations and Juvenile Court. In 2002, Brown retired from the court to create the Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where her team of 400 treats victims of child abuse and family violence. The center was a brain-child of Brown as a result of her personal experiences on court, and today helps countless numbers of people restore their lives. Brown’s program has become a national model for integration of multi-disciplinary services for child abuse. While Judge Brown mentioned that she felt personally fulfilled with the work she does, when the Governor asked her to run, she was honored to accept. Brown serves on the boards of Ohio University, OSU Medical Center and various other charity boards. In 2008, she was inducted into the Ohio


Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, Judge Yvette Brown, meets with supporters.

Women’s Hall of Fame. She is married to a Columbusarea high school teacher and together they have three children. Brook said that it was electrifying to be included in the reception. “Judge Brown is amazingly dynamic. Both she and Gov. Strickland believe in Ohio and together they will serve our state well.” Brook went on to add that “...while news reports seem to state otherwise, I can attest to the fact that Ohio Democrats are more than ever unified in their support of our elected officials and our leadership. We are stronger and growing in numbers which is easily exemplified by the surge in membership of the Blue Ash Northeast Democratic Club.” BANDC meets September through June at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road. Club members hail from several Northeast communities, including Blue Ash, Montgomery, Kenwood, Sharonville, Indian Hill, Evendale, Loveland, Sycamore Township, and Symmes Township. Members are encouraged to join the group for $25 per year, but meetings are always open to the public. For more information, contact the Blue Ash Northeast Democratic Club on Facebook or contact Julie Brook at

Salad add-ons turn lettuce’s head A plain old lettuce salad can be pretty boring. But in today’s produce sections of the grocery, you’ll find bags of mixed greens to add a little extra something to your lettuce salad. And typically, these bags aren’t cheap. Well guess what? You can grow most of these greens, and you can do it in a pot on your own back porch! I call them my “salad bowl add-ons,” and it’s really simple to do. Here’s how: 1) Get yourself two or three (or more), 12- to 14inch wide shallow containers, always making sure they have good drainage. Plastic bowls, bushel baskets, anything close will do just fine. 2) Fill your containers with a good grade potting mix, a little Osmocote for a gradual feeding, and some Soil Moist to help cut down on our watering. And now you’re ready to plant! (Feel free to use natural fertilizers as well!) 3) So what do you put in your salad bowl add-ons containers? Try growing Upland cress, dill, radicchio, arugula, basil, parsley, chives, mixed greens, mustard greens and of course, my favorite, cilantro. Any of those greens which can be added to a salad bowl of lettuce will work. 4) Plant your add-ons

closer than you would n o r m a l l y, keeping in mind you’ll be harvesting these on Ron Wilson abasis.regular Many your In the of garden plants are “cut and come again,” which means as your remove or harvest the young leaves, more will re-grow later. So by planting several containers, you can rotate your harvesting from basket to basket. 5) Water your plants in well, and water as needed throughout the spring season. Come late May/early June, many of these greens will begin to poop out, and at that time, your can remove the greens, and replant these planters with your favorite herbs. Then you’ll have fresh herbs to harvest, all summer long. As most of these greens do best during cooler temperatures, “salad bowl addons” can also be planted in August for late summer and fall harvests. Some of the best crops may be achieved by fall plantings. Enjoy! Ron Wilson is marketing manager for Natorp’s Inc. Garden Stores and is the garden expert for 55KRC-AM and Local 12. You can reach him at columns@


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