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Council votes down changes for River Trail Flats By Marika Lee

Loveland City Council rejected a resolution extending time and making changes to the River Trail Flats development in downtown Loveland. Council disagreed with changes to the parking area and who would be enforcing parking regulations. MARIKA LEE/ THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Though Loveland City Council members said they support a downtown development project, less than half voted for a time extension and request for changes. Loveland City Council voted down a resolution to amend the development agreement for River Trail Flats, also known as Loveland Station, at a special meeting April 29. The resolution asked council to approve an extension of the due diligence period from June 30 to Aug. 31, the project name changing from River Trail Flats to Loveland Station Apartments and

contingency changes to the development agreement. The development will have 94 apartments and 15,000 square feet of commercial space. It is expected to bring 250 new residents into downtown Loveland. Interim City Manager David Duckworth said the reason for the 60-day extension is that land near the train tracks, which was owned by the city, is now owned by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. So, switching the ownership of the land to the project developer, Jim Cohen of CMC Properties, will take longer. The resolution failed by a vote of 4-3 with Vice

Mayor Mark Fitzgerald, Councilman Ted Phelps and Councilwoman Angie Settell voting for it. Councilwoman Pam Gross, Councilwoman Paulette Leeper, Councilman Rob Weisgerber and Mayor Linda Cox voted against it. Members of council who voted against it said their problem was not with the time extension, but changes to the parking areas and vague language about who would manage the public parking spaces in the lot. Weisgerber said his main problem with the resolution was the location of the public parking See FLATS, Page A4

LECC kindergarten expands to all day By Marika Lee

Kindergarten students at Loveland Early Childhood Center will have the option to stay at the school for a fullday with a new district program. The Kindergarten Wrap program will allow kindergarten students to stay at the school for a full day; half in their kindergarten class and half in a daycare program, Loveland City Schools Superintendent Chad Hilliker said. Champions will provide the daycare services. The district contracts with Champions for its before- and aftercare programs, Hilliker said. He said 50 spots, 25 for morning kindergar-

ten students and 25 for afternoon students, will be available in the program for the 2014-2015 school year. The district does not offer full-day kindergarten. The Kindergarten Wrap program will cost $80-90 a week and will be available only when school is in session, Hilliker said. The average cost for childcare for school-age children in Ohio is $4,700, according to Childcare Aware of America. “It is a very cost effective way. It is much cheaper than what they would be paying for childcare,” he said. Hillker said LECC has extra space that will be used for the program. He added Champions will be providing See LECC, Page A2

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Loveland Early Childhood Center students work on math in their half-day kindergarten class. Next school year, Loveland City Schools will be offering a program for half-day students to stay at school for a full-day; half in class and half in a daycare-like program. MARIKA LEE/ THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Milford council, Symmes trustees to vote on business tax By Jeanne Houck

MILFORD — City and Symmes Township governments were set to vote Tuesday on a cooperative initiative that would assess a new business tax in the township that would benefit both Symmes and Milford. Symmes Township Administrator Brian Elliff said at a public hearing April 23 before the township Board of Trustees that revenue from a proposed joint economic-development zone in the township would allow Symmes to replace the $1.5 million the town-

ship has been losing annually in cuts from the state and other former funding sourcHowland es – all without raising property taxes. The trustees voted to table until Tuesday, May 6, a decision on whether to ask Symmes Township residents to vote in November on whether to join Milford in the creation of a joint economicdevelopment zone in the township. If approved, a 0.75-


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percent income tax would be assessed businesses that operate and people who work in the zone, which would include most of the township’s business areas. Symmes Township officials are encouraging residents to visit the township website for information on the proposed new business tax. Soon to be posted at is a PowerPoint presentation Elliff presented at the April 23 trustees’ meeting and documents related to the proposed joint economic-development zone, in which Milford would be paid 8 percent of the proceeds – after costs - to collect the tax for Symmes Township under terms of a

state-approved program. The township would pocket the other 92 percent. Elliff’s PowerPoint presentation at the April 23 meeting showed Symmes Township losing more than $1.5 million annually and indicated the situation is expected to worsen. “The revenue shortfall is expected to rise to over $1.9 million per year when the township’s (tax-increment financing) district expires in several years,” Elliff said. “The joint economicdevelopment zone’s income tax of 0.75 percent on wages and businesses only within the zone would be expected to raise about the same


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amount. “The additional funds would also rebalance the township’s source of tax revenue, of which only about 25 percent is now derived from business properties,” Elliff said. Symmes Township and Milford both would have to approve the proposed zone before it went to a vote of township residents. Milford City Council is to vote Thursday, May 8, on the contract. The meeting is set to begin at 7 p.m. at the Milford Municipal Building at 745 Center St. “At a time when cities are facing a harder time balancing their budgets due to cuts from the state, alternative sources of revenue are vital,” said Milford Mayor Laurie Howland. “The state cuts have affected some cities harder than others, but

everyone is looking at ways to maintain quality of life standards that their citizens have come to expect despite the cuts. “Partnerships like (joint economic-development zones) provide a means to help those operating budgets,” Howland said. Meanwhile, Elliff pointed out that the zone is an alternative to raising property taxes in Symmes Township. “The zone would encompass most business areas and no residential areas located within Symmes Township,” Elliff said. “There would be no income tax on residents unless they also worked within the zone.”


program. They will also work with the school on looking at our curriculum and see what we do to see how they can enhance them,” he added. The district has been contracting with Champions since 2005. The company has offered offering similar wrap programs to other area districts, which much success, Hilliker said. “It is nice to be able to keep (the students) in one place and we are excited to be able to offer it next year,” Hilliker said.

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Council goals: Find manager, development

Finding a new city manager and driving the downtown redevelopment are the city of Loveland’s list of goals for 2014. Loveland City Council outlined seven strategic goals for the city in 2014 at its special meeting April 29. Interim City Manager David Duckworth said the city is already doing many of the objectives outlined in the plan, such as the ones for recruiting and hiring a new city manager. Councilman Ted Phelps, chair of the City Manager Search Ad Hoc Committee, said the committee is working with Slavin Management Consultants to find a candidate. Phelps said resumes must be turned in by June 2 and the committee hopes to have final candidates within 30 to 45 days. Slavin Management Consultants, headquartered in Georgia, is charging the city $14,605 for handling the search. Mayor Linda Cox said the city chose to contract with an out-

side entity to find the new city manager because it would speed the process. Former City Manager Tom Carroll resigned in November after a switch in power resulting from the council elections made it clear he no longer had support of the majority. Another goal for the city is to continue to drive and guide downtown development and redevelopment. The city’s objectives including working with current business owners to improve and expand businesses and possibly move city hall out of downtown. “It is functional, but we could function elsewhere. Because it is (on the list) doesn’t mean we are going to do it, just if the opportunity comes up. We might be given an offer we can’t refuse,” Duckworth said. Vice Mayor Mark Fitzgerald said it might get to a point when it does not economic sense to keep city hall downtown. Other objectives for the downtown were for the city to consider cre-

LOVELAND’S 2014 STRATEGIC GOALS » Recruit, hire new city manager » Maintain existing infrastructure and facilities » Continue to drive and guide downtown development/ re-development » Create opportunities to improve external communications and marketing of Loveland » Financial sustainability » Expand economic development programs and services » Identify and prioritize the CORE services of Loveland

ating a Special Improvement District, which is an area of land where property owners pay an additional tax or fee for specific services or improvements within the district’s boundaries, or a Community Entertainment District, which is a bounded outdoor area where single

alcoholic drinks could be sold. For the city’s goal to expand economic development programs and services, Duckworth said the city should work on improving existing buildings and businesses is important, especially along Loveland-Madeira Road.

“Unless you live in Symmes or Miami (townships) the way to get into Loveland, is Loveland-Madeira Road. That buzz that we are generating in downtown Loveland will spread and it is just economic development that makes it happen,” Duckworth said.

Duckworth said he hopes to finalize the goals by June 1, so the city can start doing more work on them and possibly push a few back to 2015. Want to know more about what is happening in Loveland? Follow Marika Lee on Twitter: @ReporterMarika

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‘Taste of Music’ will celebrate show choirs at Loveland High School By Chuck Gibson

The sixth annual Loveland schools “Taste of Music” will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Loveland High School. The “Taste of Music” will feature performances by “Revolution,” the middle school show choir, and “By Request,” the high school show

choir. Duet performances in the cafeteria will offer a different flavor of the musical talents of several members of the show choirs. Jon Jon of QW-102 radio will be on hand to emcee the whole musical menagerie. Food will add more flavor to the musical fun with several local restaurant favorites offering a taste of their finest fare.

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places being changed. He said the resolution is moving the spaces to the back of the property near East Broadway Street. Councilwoman Pam Gross said she was concerned about the resolution saying the developer could act as an agent of the city in terms of enforcing parking regulation and managing the parking areas of the property. Duckworth said the development will have 117 residential parking spaces and 115 commercial spaces. “The 115 spots that are left for his commercial end, (Cohen) has always referred to those as public parking. That public parking is different than the public parking to be retrained by the city,” Duckworth said. The

motion for another resolution, with only a request for a time extension, to be brought to the May13 city council meeting. The motion passed 6-1, with Fitzgerald voting against it. Klaine said passing the motion for a resolution for a time extension should be enough to keep the project moving. Klaine said he and Duckworth would work with Cohen on drafting a revised resolution to put before council for the other changes, such as parking and the name. Klaine said they would take into account what council has said about the location of the parking lots and the language about who will enforce regulations. Duckworth said Cohen wants to start construction for the project Aug. 15, pushed back 60 days – the length of the extension that will be voted on next meeting – from the original start date.

property also has about 60 spaces that are owned or leased by the city. Duckworth said Cohen told him he would only enforce parking regulations on cars that are in his private parking, not in the commercial space. City Solicitor Franklin Klaine said parking has always been an issue for the development and is a work in progress. He said more detailed and refined language about the parking can be drafted at a later date. Klaine warned the council not to get caught up in the small details about parking because the agreement could change. Leeper said she didn’t want the council to seem like it doesn’t support the developer by not extending the deadline. Fitzgerald said he thinks the council is spending a negative message to Cohen, who did not attend. Based on Klaine’s suggestion, council passed a

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Loveland Primary School opens doors for families to experience dancing, music, student style


Family members joined students on the dance floor as part of the Loveland Primary School Fine Arts Event. THANKS TO HEATHER HIGDON

he gymnasium floor turned dance studio for Loveland Primary School as around 700 spectators turned participants at the evening Fine Arts Event. “This year, the performances were informal for first grade, and included audience participation for part of the show,” Principal Kevin Fancher said. “Students experimented with and did movement to music selections and later included families in

folk dancing – it was great fun!” In addition, students showcased work inside classrooms and art decorated halls throughout the building and in the art room. “The Fine Arts Event is a tradition we all embrace,” Fancher said. “This is really a nice moment for the people who love our students to spend an evening getting to see the work that is done during the day. We look forward to it every year.”

Loveland Elementary School studentshosted a Wellness Celebration. It was all a part of a Fit is Fun learning unit designed to study health through research, project development and presentation. THANKS TO HEATHER HIGDON

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t was a lesson on health beyond the textbooks for Loveland Elementary School students March 19, as several classes at the school hosted a wellness celebration. It was all a part of a Fit is Fun learning unit designed to study health through research, project development and presentation. “Ultimately, this project allowed our students to become subject matter experts and then share their

knowledge with friends and family members who they invited to our wellness celebration,” teacher Kirby Loss said. “At the wellness celebration, students took the lessons they learned one step further and led friends and family members in simple exercises that can be incorporated into any person’s daily routine.” District nurse Judy Leamy also took the time to help educate students about a morning routine that will get them started on the right foot each day. It in-

cluded a step-by-step process and a delicious smoothie tasting. “Health and wellness is all about choices we make day to day,” Loss said. “It is based on life habits we create. I believe that habits learned at an early age can have a lasting impact as students grow older – and the bottom line for this event – fit really was fun, and that feeling will stick with our students and hopefully make a positive impression.”


UA canned food drive brings in more than 15K pounds

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rsuline Academy is proud to announce that the 2014 annual canned food drive brought in 15,085 pounds of canned goods and personal care items, and raised $1,368 in donations for local organizations. The canned food drive is a large part of Ursuline history, having been an annual event for more than 30 years. Classes compete to bring in the most pounds of canned goods and personal hygiene items that are then donated to four local agencies: St. Vincent de Paul, Mason Food Pantry, Mercy Neighborhood Ministries and Hope Emergency Program in Brown County. “Most schools hold their collection drives during the fall months,” canned food drive leader Allison Hogan ‘14 of Montgomery said. “We’ve

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found that the organizations that receive items from the Ursuline drive are grateful for the timing because what we bring in lasts them through the summer. Students are always glad that we can provide such a service to our neighbors each year.” Ursuline students collect items by going door to door in their neighborhoods, reaching out to their friends and families, and by visiting local Kroger stores and asking shoppers to donate. When averaged, each student collected and brought in roughly 20 pounds of goods. These students organized and led the three-day collection: canned food drive leader Allison Hogan of Montgomery, senior leads Sydney Carroll of Montgomery and Erin George of Deerfield Township, junior

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PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS By Scott Springer and Mark D. Motz


» Loveland downed Middletown 13-2 on April 24. Junior Jake Albin got the win and senior Darren Sackett was 2-3 and drove in three runs. The Tigers shut out Walnut Hills 1-0 April 25 behind sophomore Jay Wilson. Loveland beat Badin 6-4 on April 26 behind senior Brian Bullock. Freshman Luke Waddell had three doubles and drove in two runs. » Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy remained unbeaten at 15-0 (8-0 and first-place Miami Valley Conference Scarlet) following a 10-2 win over Summit Country Day. Kyle Davis broke the school record for career doubles during a 14-0 win against New Miami April 29. » Moeller got by Ryle 4-1 on April 24. Senior Nick Voss got the win and junior Kyle Dockus was 3-4. Moeller shut out St. Xavier 6-0 on April 29 behind senior Zach Logue. Senior Riley Mahan had a triple and a pair of homers.


» Loveland blanked Mount Notre Dame 7-0 on April 24 behind junior Brittany Miller. Senior Allison Arthur was 2-4 with a double and drove in a pair of runs. On April 29, Miller got the win as Loveland defeated St. Ursula 8-6. She also was 2-4 with a triple and senior Olivia Pifer homered. Pifer struck out 15 on May 1 as Loveland beat Walnut Hills 5-2. She also drove in two runs. » Mount Notre Dame downed Reading 16-2 on April 28. Sophomore Kyhara Evenson got the win and freshman Shelby Nelson was 3-3 with a double and home run. MND beat Princeton 7-1 on April 29 behind sophomore Sydney Zeuch. » Ursuline Academy won on a west-side swing, beating Seton 6-2 April 29 and blanking Mercy 8-0 May 1.

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» Loveland senior Andrew Gordon advanced to the final in first singles of Flight C of the Coaches Classic April 24. In first doubles, senior Kyle Jarc/junior Johan Harris made the final. In second doubles, junior Zac Kadish/freshman Christian Harris lost in the semifinals. On April 26, Gordon won the Flight C first singles championship and Jarc/Johan Harris won first doubles. At the Eastern Cincinnati Conference tournament at Lunken April 30, Loveland was third. Senior Gordon won first singles and senior Jarc/ junior Johan Harris won first doubles. » Moeller’s first doubles team of senior Brendan Farlow/sophomore Alec Hoelker lost in the semifinals in Flight B of the Coaches Classic April 24. Moeller sophomore Michael Tepe made it to the semifinals in Flight B of the Coaches Classic at Mason April 26. Tepe and freshman Max Berky won singles on April 29 as Moeller beat Anderson 4-1. On April 30, Moeller shut out Summit Country Day 5-0. Senior Brendan Farlow/sophomore Alec Hoelker and senior Andrew Strotman/sophomore See PRESS PREPS, Page A7

Loveland track team replaces parts, keeps on rolling By Scott Springer

LOVELAND — Though they didn’t win a third-straight Anderson Invitational, Loveland High School boys track coach Jim Vanatsky has his squad in familiar surroundings as the Eastern Cincinnati Conference meet approaches May 14. The Tigers will be right back at the other orange and black school where they finished second April 23-24. Considering multiple injuries, including the loss of all-league sprinter Nate Slagel (recovering from a fall football ACL) finishing second to Northwest wasn’t disappointing. Senior Camden Baucke won the discus at 149’ 6” and the shot put at 50’. He was rewarded by being named Most Valuable Field Athlete. “Camden set the school record,” Vanatsky said. “He’s been strong in the shot, but he made some technical changes in the discus that really produced good results. He’s solid as a rock for us in both of those events.” The hard-working Baucke

actually sustained a mild finger injury with his reputation for repetition. “He’s kind of like the golfer that goes out and keeps hacking,” Vanatsky said. “We have to back him down. Whether he’s getting any better or not, he just keeps hacking and wears himself out.” Like several of Loveland’s finest that populate the spring ovals, Baucke was a member of the Division II state championship football team. He’s headed to Malone to play, where the track coach may also want to coax him in to hurling weighted objects. Junior Giovanni Ricci is a veteran of the state track meet in Columbus. Loveland’s lanky lad produced at Anderson by taking the high jump and the110 meter high hurdles. “Gio’s gifted, everybody knows that,” Vanatsky said. “He’s a hard-working kid and does everything right. You have your workhorses on your team and he’s one of them.” Because of their injury/ depth situation, Vanatsky said Ricci may be appearing in other events to help in point-scoring.

Loveland senior Beau Ngu wins his heat in the 200 meters at the Anderson Invitational April 23. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Another multi-event performer is Beau Ngu. A tall, defensive back in the fall; Ngu runs like a gazelle in the spring. “His stride is beautiful,” Vanatsky said. “We all think if he reaches his potential, what would that be? We know he’s one of our fastest kids. Once he gets going, he’s passing everybody.” Junior Jordan Davis is helping as a team captain and in areas where the recovering Slagel scored last year. “He’s in the 100 and long jump and is also one of our horses,” Vantasky said. “We have a really good team, but we have really good competition.”

The Loveland girls coached by Herb Laughman, also took second at the Anderson Invitational, falling to Turpin by just three points. Among the successes for the Lady Tigers, freshman Gabby Dierling was second in the 100 hurdles; senior Lena Koenig was second in the 800; junior Guste Rubikaite was second in the high jump; freshman Erica Padgett, second in the long jump; freshman Susie Heath, second in the triple jump; senior Mackenzie Johnson was third in the 1,600; freshman Ashley Mays was third in the 3,200; and Loveland was third in the 4x400 relay.

St. Xavier volleyball wins GCL title for the first time since 2006 By Tom Skeen

SPRINGFIELD TWP. — If 2014 mirrors 2006 for the St. Xavier High School volleyball team, it’s going to be a fun next few weeks for the Bombers. St. X (14-1) clinched the Greater Catholic League title for the first time since ’06, the same year as their last state title in volleyball. “That was nice; it was one of our goals this year,” coach Bill Ferris said of winning the GCL. “The record is icing on the cake. I didn’t know if we’d be undefeated (or) at .500. I didn’t know where we’d fall, but I love being closer to the undefeated side than the .500 side.” Winning brings more than a smile to a coach’s face; it gives the coach a bevy of options throughout the season when it comes to his lineup. “It buys me some time,” Ferris said. “It buys patience on my behalf. It’s given us a chance to

try to work a little bit for next year as well. I get to see what they can do, what they like to do in games, what they don’t and then probably equally as important, I get to rest some of the starters. I don’t have to keep pushing them out there every single game.” That rest may prove vital come the postseason. The South Region continues to play as one of the toughest regions in the state and this year is no different. The Moeller Crusaders are ranked No. 1 in the OHSBVA state poll with the Elder Panthers sitting at No. 2, one spot in front of the Bombers. St. X is 3-1 against its GCL foes this season. The play of senior libero Brian Dahm models why this team’s been so successful. Dahm made the seamless transition from setter to libero this season and is one of a group of eight seniors to find themselves in a different role this season.

“Our senior leadership is solid,” Ferris said. “They’re all comfortable playing. I’ve moved them around a little bit and they’ve been great adjusting to that.” Adjustment is something that has come easier for this group. Much of that has to do with their experience. While most of the seniors were on varsity last season, the majority of juniors stayed down on junior varsity last season so they could make the transition to the varsity level as a group in 2014. This allows for Ferris and his coaching staff to be more efficient with their precious time in the gym. “The thing that’s nice is we don’t have to spend as much time showing it to them, we can tell them and they understand,” the coach said. “They understand what they’re supposed to do and they can feel what’s supposed to happen.” Ferris likes where his guys are mentally in terms of knowing what their ultimate goal is


St. Xavier junior Patrick Beer goes for the spike April 29 at Oak Hills. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS

this season. “We know we’re not perfect, we know we have some things to work on and we know anything short of a chance at that state championship is going to be pretty disappointing for us this year.”

Loveland High School saluted seven senior student-athletes who signed to continue their athletic careers after high school graduation in a ceremony Friday, April 25. This was the second ceremony Loveland has had the past two weeks to honor our outstanding student athletes, said Julie Renner, district director of student athletics. All total, Loveland celebrated the signing of 18 student athletes at both events. The April 25 ceremony recognized the following students: Emmie Anderson, cheerleading, Miami of Ohio; Josh Collier, lacrosse, Capital University; Jake Elfers, football, University of Cincinnati; Alex Hesse, football, Centre College; Colin Joseph, golf, University of Toledo; Peter LaChapelle, football, Otterbein University; Brian Popp, football, University of Pittsburgh. From left are signees Josh Collier, Colin Joseph, Jake Elfers, Emmie Anderson, Alex Hesse, Brian Popp, and Peter LaChapelle. THANKS TO HEATHER HIGDON/LOVELAND SCHOOLS




Loveland had a state championship ring ceremony May 4 honoring the Division II state champion Loveland Tiger Football team. The Loveland Athletic Boosters and their private donors purchased the rings. THANKS TO HEATHER HIGDON


Kelley Peter swept doubles Moeller got by Loveland 3-2 on May 1 as Tepe and Berky took second and third singles.

Boys volleyball

» On April 26, Moeller won the Centerville Elite Invitational. The Crusaders beat Hilliard Darby 25-19, 25-15, 25-19; Elder 25-20, 25-17 25-23; and St. Xavier 25-22, 25-22, 25-18.

Boys track

» Loveland was second at the Anderson Invitational April 23-24. Junior Giovanni Ricci won the 110 hurdles in 15.37 and the high jump at 6’ 1”. Senior Camden Baucke took the discus at 149’ 6” and the shot put at 50’. Baucke was named the meet’s Most Valuable Field performer.

Girls track

» Loveland was second as a team at the Anderson Invitational April 23-24.

Girls lacrosse

» Loveland downed Lebanon 19-7 on April 28 as senior Hannah Bellamah had nine goals. » Ursuline lost 15-14 in overtime at Summit Country Day April 28. The Lions bounced back with an 18-8 victory over Mercy April 29 to move to 4-1 and second place in the GGCL behind 5-0 MND. UA fell 11-8 at Mariemont April 30 and slipped to 7-6.


» (Submitted by Doug Rosfeld) The Moeller Crusaders are 8-3 now after a big win in Louisville against St Xavier April 26. The Tigers had just recently beat Trinity 72-0. Trys (Touchdowns) were scored by senior Dean Meyer on a 30-yard-run down the numbers to open the match. Louisville St X

scored on an 80-yard-run down the sideline, but missed the conversion kick. Senior Danny Bruns hit a 43-yard-field goal just before half to make the score 10-5 Moeller. Senior Nate Allen crashed across the goal line on a 2yard-run early in the half to make the score17-5. Another long field goal by Bruns and a late try by junior Danny Feldkamp made the score 25-5. Points are 5 for trys (touchdowns) and 2 for conversion kicks. Field goals (penalty kicks) are worth three.

Loveland residents honored

» The Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Women’s Sports Association recently honored Loveland resident, Julie Plitt. The head coach of the Wyoming High School Cowboys girls volleyball team received special recognition for her 300th varsity win. Plitt’s career

record is 314-76 and she’s been named the Enquirer Coach of the year nine times. In 2012, she was named the Ohio Coach of the Year. The Midwest Takeover girls basketball team was also honored for winning the 2013 6th Grade AAU National Championship. Two members of the team are seventh grade Loveland Middle School student-athletes, Mackenzie Atkinson and Marie Plitt. They also played for the seventh grade Loveland Basketball team that was ECC Middle School Champions this past school year.

Women’s golf

» Registration for the 99th Annual Metropolitan Women’s Amateur Championship - better known as the Ladies Met - is open and available at under the tournaments tab. The event runs June 10 to 13 at Four Bridges Country Club; entry fee is $100.

CHCA junior accepts difficult role on tennis court By Mark D. Motz

SYMMES TWP. — If a few eggs need to be cracked to make an omelet, meet a good egg. Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy junior Hipsley Nathaniel Hipsley plays first singles for the Eagles tennis team. He’s in his first year on the varsity team and struggling. But he doesn’t mind. Neither does his coach. “He has a lot of stuff he needs to work on, but he always gives 100 percent,” said CHCA head coach Lynn Nabors-McNally. “I don’t know how far that will take him in tennis, but it is going to take him far in life. He works very hard and gives a great effort every day. “He takes a bullet every day and he never has a bad attitude. He never has a match where it’s easy, where he can relax. I give him a lot of credit.” Hipsley doesn’t like to lose, but being an inexperienced varsity player facing the likes of defending state champion Asher Hirsch of Cincinnati Country Day match in and match out makes for a difficult road. He chooses to focus on the positive aspects. “By me being the bullet-taker, that gives the rest of my team a chance to win their matches,” Hipsley said. “If I happen to be

the sacrificial lamb at first singles, but we win the match, then that’s worth it. “I’m just up from the JV, so maybe I’d prefer to be playing third singles or playing doubles and have a better chance to win myself. But if I get to play these great, great players every match, that can only help my own game. If I get a match with somebody at my experience level, I’m going to be ready. It’s like swinging three bats before you go up to hit in baseball.” Hipsley didn’t take up tennis until he was 15. His mom was captain of her high school team in Michigan and wanted to get back in the game. She brought Nathaniel and his sister Ella - who played on the CHCA JV girls team in the fall - along when she started playing again. He found an athletic home. Hipsley grew up in Wyoming (the Cincinnati suburb, not the state) and moved to Loveland prior to his freshman year. He had run some cross country, but shin splints curtailed that sport. And in his words, “a guy who’s 150 pounds soaking wet probably shouldn’t be out trying to play football,” so tennis proved a good fit. He said the best part of his game is his serving, but added he needs work on forehand returns and his play around the net. “I like the mental part of it,” Hipsley said. “I’m not the biggest guy out there, but that’s one of the great things about tennis, you don’t have to be. ”

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Self-described patriots are deadbeat ranchers

I grew up on a small farm one mile north of Fosters, along the Little Miami River. We raised Alan cattle, someSanders times having as many as 200 COMMUNITY PRESS GUEST COLUMNIST head to feed. So we grew grasses to make hay and part of our work involved cutting, raking, baling, loading wagons before hauling to the barn and stacking the bales. I was given the honor of

feeding these cattle twice a day, in the morning and early evening. I loved it. Have you ever heard the sound of a herd of cattle munching hay together? We also grew corn and soybeans for feed. Lastly, we rented another 80 acres to pasture our animals. So we paid for feed either through our sweat equity or with cash. We got no free feed, unlike some ranchers in the west. So our competition had a leg up on us getting the benefit of free or low cost feed and the ability to run roughshod over the environment while we, as owners of

our property were duty bound to act as good stewards of the land. Our last year was 1966. We had to sell. Grandpa had retired from his day job and we just weren’t making any money raising beef. Have you ever had your whole way of life sold out from under you? Nowadays, we have a different kind of cattleman. Like Cliven Bundy, who recently led a standoff against federal officials. Some calls them the sagebrush rebellion. Others call them deadbeats and welfare ranchers. They call them-

selves patriots. We never thought of ourselves in that way. We were just plain folks, working the land and caring for our critters. We never hurt anyone. We never threatened anyone. We never aimed our weapons on anyone. I know a few people who I would call patriots, even heroes. Not one would speak of themselves in such terms. I witnessed a news video recently of a self-proclaimed patriot with a scoped gun high above a crowd of people in Nevada and aiming at government employees who worked

for the Bureau of Land Management. Like farmers everywhere there were times when we were opposed to government policy. But to be prepared to take a person’s life in such an event was unthinkable to us. Real patriots don’t act that way! Farming or ranching require both grit and horsesense. Having one without the other will get you in big trouble. Alan Sanders is chief strategist, Earth Alert, and a resident of Loveland.

Loveland grows the whole child Military service academy If you have read any education news lately, you know that in addition to pushing for more rigorous academics and Kimberly accountability, Pietsch Miller there is also an COMMUNITY PRESS GUEST increased awareness that COLUMNIST we must grow the whole child. Gov. Kasich has outlined two specific educational initiatives in the past few weeks that I’d like to highlight: reduce our drop-out problem and encourage mentoring. I am happy to inform you that these very important goals are not new for Loveland. As a community we understand and support the value of education and work to ensure our students graduate on time and ready for the next phase of life. The four year graduation rate for Loveland

was 93.7 percent for the class of 2013. The state graduation rate in 2010 (the last year for national data) was 81.4 percent and the nation’s graduation rate was 78.2 percent. So the community of Loveland is doing something right. But we can still improve, and we are working to do just that. The variety of course offerings, extra-curricular activities and counseling services are crucial to engaging students in their education. We know that we can’t just teach reading and math. We have to take care of our students and their families. Because of our teachers, our bus drivers, our custodians, our parents, our PTOs, our student mentors, our nurses, our secretaries, our administrators, our entire staff and our residents, we are able to take care of each other and promote a strong and healthy community. It is not uncommon to see a child get a hug or a high five, a

pat on the back or a listening ear when one is in need. Promoting the safety and wellbeing of our students is just what we do in Loveland, and that leads to strong students and graduates. In addition to the great work done each day, a group of staff and community volunteers have really stepped up to support students. The Loveland Adult Mentor Program pairs professionals in the community with Loveland High School students. This volunteer mentor program serves as a way to support students beyond classroom instruction. We are so appreciative of the members of our extended Tiger Family who take the time to work with our students in this capacity. Together, we really do grow the whole child. Kimberly Pietsch Miller is Loveland City School District’s assistant superintendent, teaching and learning.


City council – meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at Loveland City Hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave. City Council meetings will continue to air live online at Archived meetings are also available online. Call 683-0150.


Board of education – will conduct regular monthly business meetings at 6 p.m. in the media center of the Loveland

Intermediate School on South Lebanon Road. No monthly business meetings are scheduled for July or 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 20.


Board of zoning appeals – meets at 7 p.m. 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, June 2. 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, June 3. Call 683-6644. 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 21. Call 683-6644.

process open to students

One of the most enjoyable aspects of representing southern Ohio is working with high school students who are interested in Brad serving their Wenstrup nation. COMMUNITY PRESS Through the GUEST COLUMNIST military academy nomination process, exceptional high school students have the opportunity to attend a military academy, earn a four-year college degree, and serve their nation. At a time of soaring tuitions, our academies offer an exceptional education at zero cost. Graduates are not only exposed to top-ranked classroom curriculum, but are instilled with character development and leadership skills. Are you interested? Or do you know an exceptional student thinking about serving their country? I encourage students and parents to attend this year’s Academy Day, where we bring together representatives from each service academy, including the Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marines. Students and parents will be able to discuss the application process, academy life, and career opportunities within the various branches of the military. Personally, service has been an important part of my life. I started my military career later than most. I joined the Army Reserve in 1998 at the age of 39. Seven years later, I truly learned the

value of service when called to active duty in Iraq for one year. We must look to the next generation to grow into the ranks of leadership and continue our nation’s proud tradition of service. The Second District of Ohio has a rich history of military service, and I am humbled every time I encounter a service member at home. I am honored to be part of the process with ambitious students as they examine the steps towards military service at an academy. This year, Academy Day will be April 26 at Anderson High School. Although the program is designed for students nearing the end of their junior year of high school, I younger high school students to attend as well if they are interested in learning more about the academy process and how they can better prepare themselves to apply. Unlike most universities, to apply to an academy, a student must be nominated by a member of Congress or the President. Nominees are chosen based on a number of factors, including evidence of character, leadership, academic excellence, physical aptitude, and extracurricular activities. More information can be found at or by calling my office at 513-474-7777. Congressman Brad Wenstrup represents Ohio’s Second Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

CH@TROOM April 30 question Do you agree with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed rules that would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under 18, but would not restrict flavored products, online sales or advertising? Why or why not?

“I would suggest that U.S. Food & Drug Administration ban electronic cigarettes for everyone regardless of flavor. That would also mean no more ordering online and advertising. “Who are we kidding? Electronic or non-electronic, cigarettes promote bad habits and bad health. Let’s ban all cigarettes and have a

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healthier country and better air for all of us. “Then, let’s ban fast food and soft drinks and maybe we’d all be thinner and our children wouldn’t be learning another bad habit from the adults in their lives. “While we’re at it, let’s put



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all the drug pushers behind bars and stop drugs from entering the United States, then we wouldn’t have to read about any more people dying of drug overdoses. “That would be my plan.” E.E.C.

“I have mixed feelings about bans on any products of this type. The ban (Prohibition) of alcohol didn’t work, it only increased crime and filled prisons. The ‘war on drugs’ has had the same results, only on a much larger scale. “While I doubt that a partial ban (age and product type) on e-cigarettes would

ever reach that level, we don’t want our children using these products. “At the same time adults should be allowed to make the choice for themselves no matter how harmful to them it might be (you have the right to be stupid). “The best we can do is try to educate our children as early in their life as possible and set a good example ourselves. If the parents have these products in the home there is a strong chance the children will try them.” T.H.C.

“Seeing that I have been a smoker all my life I would do

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April 23 question How could the federal government have better handled the standoff with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy?

“How could you have asked the question in a less slanted manner? How could Mr. Bundy have followed the law instead of continually breaking the law and threatening violence? Your bias is disappointing.”

Loveland Herald Editor Dick Maloney, 248-7134 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.

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Loveland Recreation Board started its Parks Tour on April 21 in Nisbet Park. Members of the board went through the park with Assistant City Manager Corey Schmidt to assess improvements that could be made to the park. MARIKA LEE/ THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Loveland Recreation Board member Bill West inspects the football press box at Boike Park during the Parks Tour. West, who is also football director for Loveland Youth Football, said LYF is working on plans to update the press box. MARIKA LEE/ THE COMMUNITY PRESS

By Marika Lee

The heavy amount of snow and rain during the past few months has corroded the land outside Boike Park, covering a drainage pipe in mud. Loveland Recreation Board and Assistant City Manager Corey Schmidt discussed plans to fix the land during the Parks Tour on April 21. MARIKA LEE/ THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Member of the Loveland Recreation Board inspected the slide in Lever Park after a resident filed a complaint about her childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leg getting caught on the slide. Board member Gary Stouder said the slide was in safe condition during the boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Parks Tour. MARIKA LEE/ THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Loveland Recreation Board member Gary Stouder, Assistant City Manager Coery Schmidt, board member Chris Mihalik and board member Bill West walk through Nisbet Park on the board's annual Parks Tour on April 21. MARIKA LEE/ THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Loveland Recreation Board members tour parks Loveland Recreation Board took a tour of the city parks on April 21to assess what care the parks need and to discuss possible improvements. Members of the board discussed improving playgrounds, replacing park rules signs and repaving pathways. Assistant City Manager Corey Schmidt said the city has a small budget for park improvements this year. The city has been able to keep up with small park improvements, such as replacing dirt on the baseball and softball fields and painting fences. Here is a look at conditions in some of the parks.


Member of the Loveland Recreation Board said during the Parks Tour the path in Phillips Park needs to be replaced. Assistant City Manager Corey Schmidt said the city has a very small budget for park improvements. MARIKA LEE/ THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Youth room. Big book/ discussion meeting. Brown bag lunch optional. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc.. 513-673-0174; Blue Ash.

You’re More Than a Face on Facebook, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Dimalanta Design Group, 4555 Lake Forest Drive, No. 650, Learn to properly set up and manage your business Facebook page. Ages 18 and up. $20. 513-588-2802; Blue Ash.


Business Seminars

Art Exhibits

Lunch , Learn and Leads: Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Wright Brothers Inc., 7825 Cooper Road, Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance/Hunter Consulting. Ages 21 and up. Free. Presented by Montgomery Ohio Chamber of Commerce. 513-543-3591. Montgomery.

May Affair, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 513-272-3700; Mariemont.

Community Dance Swing into Spring Dance Party, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 9729 Kenwood Road, Red wine from local vineyards, pizza from local pizzerias and beginner group class and social dancing. Ages 21 and up. Free. 513-7919100. Blue Ash.

Cooking Classes Marilyn’s Spring Soups and Salads with Marilyn Harris, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, $60. Reservations required. 513-4896400. Symmes Township.

Cooking Events Chop and Shop, 5:30 p.m., Daveed’s NEXT, 8944 Columbia Road, Combining excellent food creations with Spring Bling, Chef David Cook and his wife, Liz Cook, host open house-style cooking demo and shopping extravaganza. Benefits deCavel Family Foundation for SIDS. $25. Registration required. Presented by Cincy Chic. 513683-2665; Landen.

Dance Classes

Exercise Classes Yoga Happy Hour, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Yoga Fit Boutique, 10776 Montgomery Road, Studio. Invigorating practice modified to accommodate all participants ending in deep relaxation. BYOB and enjoy complimentary healthy snack. Ages 21 and up. $15. Through June 27. 513-2375330. Sycamore Township. Small Group Personal Training, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Session covers challenges in strength, stability, balance, core and metabolic training. Ages 18 and up. $115 per month. Registration required. 513-290-8217; Blue Ash.

On Stage - Comedy Jon Roy, 8 p.m. 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas Comedy Club, $8-$14. 513-984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Murder by the Book, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, A mystery writer indulges in word duels with his estranged wife -- punctuated by a gunshot. An amateur detective from the next flat attempts to solve the murder before calling the police. More deadly games are in store when the tables are turned more than once. $18. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc.. Through May 25. 513-684-1236; Columbia Township.

Line Dancing, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Music from variety of genres. $10-$15. Registration required. 513-2908217; Blue Ash.


Exercise Classes


Zumba Class, 7 p.m.-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive, $5. Presented by Zumba with Ashley. 513-917-7475. Blue Ash.

Fly Fishing Lessons, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Orvis Retail Store, 7737 Kenwood Road, Learn flyfishing basics. For beginners of all ages. Lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging. Free. Reservations required. 513-791-2325. Kenwood.

Health / Wellness LifeSteps Weight Management Program, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Led by registered dietitian, combines behavior-change techniques with nutrition and physical activity. Includes education, exercise, group support and accountability. Registration required. 513-985-6707. Montgomery.

Home & Garden Pruning for the Health and Beauty of your Landscape, 7 p.m.-8 p.m., Pipkin’s Market, 5035 Cooper Road, Mysteries of pruning revealed by Pipkin’s resident pruning master Janet Poulin. Free. 513-719-3175; Montgomery.

On Stage - Comedy Jon Roy, 8 p.m., Go Bananas Comedy Club, 8410 Market Place Lane, $8-$14. 513-9849288; Montgomery.

Pets Shopping Mad Hatter’s Wine and Cheese Social, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Hoffman & Albers Interiors, 9405 Kenwood Road, No. 1, Wine and snacks provided. Explore new inventory and other surprises. Nature-inspired artwork by Alicia Cummings. Ages 21 and up. Free. Presented by Hoffman & Albers. 513-7939100. Kenwood.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7 p.m.-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc.. 513-800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous,

Health / Wellness Seniors’ Second Saturdays, 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m., Blue Ash Branch Library, 4911 Cooper Road, Community educational event presented by lawyers and health professionals to tackle elder law, end of life planning or senior citizen medical topics. Ages 45-99. Free. Presented by Graves & Graves, LLC. 513-3696051; Blue Ash.

Music - Jazz The Hitmen, 8 p.m.-midnight, Tony’s Steaks and Seafood, 12110 Montgomery Road, Free. 513-677-1993; Symmes Township.

On Stage - Comedy Jon Roy, 8 p.m. 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas Comedy Club, $8-$14. 513-984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Performed by the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. $5. 513-683-2340; Loveland.

SUNDAY, MAY 11 Auditions Barnum Auditions, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Blue Ash Amphitheatre, 4433 Cooper Road, Auditions for August production of Barnum. All ages welcome. Free. Registration required. Presented by East Side Players. 513-871-7427; Blue Ash.

Music - Student Performances CCM Prep: Cincinnati Junior Strings, 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m., UC Blue Ash College Muntz Theater, 9555 Plainfield Road, Cincinnati’s first string ensemble for

middle schoolers presents annual spring concert featuring music by variety of composers. Free. Presented by University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. 513-556-4183; Blue Ash.

On Stage - Comedy Jon Roy, 8 p.m., Go Bananas Comedy Club, $8-$14. 513-9849288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Murder by the Book, 2 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $18. 513-684-1236; Columbia Township.

Religious - Community The Way, The Truth and The Life Seekers, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive, Guided in self-examination with focus on understanding language of faith. Dessert and drinks. Free. 513-891-8527, ext. 1. Blue Ash. Bible Inspiration Time for Teens, 9 a.m.-10 a.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive, Free. 513891-8527, ext. 1. Blue Ash.

MONDAY, MAY 12 Exercise Classes Small Group Personal Training, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $115 per month. Registration required. 513-290-8217; Blue Ash.

Health / Wellness UC Health Mobile Diagnostics Mammography Screenings, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., UC Health Primary Care, 9275 Montgomery Road, Cost varies by insurance. Financial assistance available to those who qualify. Registration required. Presented by UC Health Mobile Diagnostics. 513-585-8266. Montgomery.

Support Groups Companions on a Journey Understanding Your Grief Adult Support Group, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Moeller High School, 9001 Montgomery Road, Free. Presented by Companions on a Journey Grief Support. 513-870-9108; Kenwood.

TUESDAY, MAY 13 Art & Craft Classes Rings Rings and Rings: Personalized Jewelry Making Class, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., The Silver Diva, 9797 Montgomery Road, Suite F, Learn how to handstamp aluminum rings with your personalization and bend them into shape in your size. Family friendly. $40. Registration required. 513-873-4561. Montgomery.

Exercise Classes Zumba, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, $15. Registration required. 513-2908217; Blue Ash. Zumba Class, 7 p.m.-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, $5. 513-917-7475. Blue Ash. Zumbini Program, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, For ages 3 and under and parents. $135. Registration required. 513-290-8217; Blue Ash.

Health / Wellness LifeSteps Weight Management Program, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, Registration required. 513-985-6707. Montgomery.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 14 Art & Craft Classes Knitting, Crochet and Needlecraft Class, 7 p.m.-8 p.m., Milford Heights Church of Christ, 1646 Ohio 28, Basic handwork techniques and fresh ideas in knitting, crochet and other handicrafts along with short devotional time. Free. 513-575-1874. Milford. Personalized Bracelets and Accessories Class, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., The Silver Diva, 9797 Montgomery Road, Suite F, Learn how to hand stamp bracelets, keychains, money clips or tie bars with your

Mariemont Players is performing "Murder by the Book," a comedy thriller, May 9-25, at Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Columbia Township. A mystery writer indulges in in vitriolic, yet witty, word duels with his estranged wife -- punctuated by a gunshot. An amateur detective from the next flat attempts to solve the murder before calling the police. More deadly games are in store when the tables are turned more than once. Performances will be 8 p.m., May 9, 10, 16, 17 and 23; at 2 p.m., May 11and 25; at 7:30 p.m., May 15 and 22; at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., May 18; and at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., May 24. For information or tickets, call 684-1236 or visit All seats are reserved and cost $18 each. Pictured are Steve Phelan ans Selwyn Piper and Stephanie Mooney ans Christine Scott. THANKS TO TOM STOREY personalization and bend them into shape. Family friendly. $30. Registration required. 513-8734561. Montgomery.

Cooking Classes Paella at Your Place with Hector Esteve, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, $50. Reservations required. 513-489-6400. Symmes Township.

Exercise Classes Small Group Personal Training, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $115 per month. Registration required. 513-290-8217; Blue Ash.

Support Groups Caregiver Support Group, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive, Conference Room. To support caregivers of elderly or disabled parents (relatives). Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. Presented by Catholic Charities SouthWestern Ohio. 513-929-4483. Blue Ash.

THURSDAY, MAY 15 Dance Classes Line Dancing, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 513-290-8217; Blue Ash.

Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 7 p.m.-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, $5. 513-917-7475. Blue Ash.

Health / Wellness LifeSteps Weight Management Program, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, Registration required. 513-985-6707. Montgomery.

Home & Garden Designing Hot Kitchens and Cool Baths, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Neal’s Design Remodel, 7770 E. Kemper Road, Project consultants and designers discuss trends in kitchen and bath design. Light fare provided. Ages 18 and up. Free. 513-4897700; Sharonville.

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Walton Creek Theater, $18. 513-684-1236; Columbia Township.


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Codependents Anonymous, 7 p.m.-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, Free, donations accepted. 513-8000164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, Donations accepted. 513-673-0174; Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, MAY 16 Exercise Classes Yoga Happy Hour, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Yoga Fit Boutique, $15. 513-237-5330. Sycamore Township. Small Group Personal Training, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $115 per month. Registration required. 513-290-8217; Blue Ash.

On Stage - Comedy Tom Segura, 8 p.m. 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas Comedy Club, $8-$14. 513-984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Murder by the Book, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $18. 513-684-1236; Columbia Township.


Tom Segura, 8 p.m., Go Bananas Comedy Club, 8410 Market Place Lane, $8-$14. 513-984-9288; Montgomery.

Civil War presentation, 2 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Author Lester V. Horwitz compares Ulysses Grant and John Hunt Morgan.Free. Donations accepted. 513-683-5692. Loveland.

Murder by the Book, 7:30 p.m.,

Fly Fishing Lessons, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Orvis Retail Store, Free. Reservations required. 513-7912325. Kenwood.

Open Adoption Hours, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Ohio Alleycat Resource, Free admission. Adoption fee: $75. 513-8717297; Madisonville.

On Stage - Comedy

On Stage - Theater


Designing Hot Kitchens and Cool Baths, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Neal’s Design Remodel, Free. 513-489-7700; Sharonville. The Hitmen, 8 p.m.-midnight, Tony’s Steaks and Seafood, Free. 513-677-1993; Symmes Township.

On Stage - Children’s Theater The Short Tree and the Bird That Could Not Sing, 11 a.m.-noon, Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. Play about unlikely friendship between a tree that resents its roots and a spunky bird with a horrible singing voice. Playhouse in the Park Off the Hill production. Free. 513-272-3700; Mariemont.

On Stage - Comedy Tom Segura, 8 p.m. 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas Comedy Club, $8-$14. 513-984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Murder by the Book, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $18. 513-684-1236; Columbia Township.

Support Groups Ohio Birthparent Group Meeting, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Blue Ash Branch Library, 4911 Cooper Road, Closed group for birthparents only that provides a safe space for you to share adoption experiences with others who understand this life-long journey. Free. Presented by Ohio Birthparent Group. 513-312-0384; Blue Ash.



Offer mom Rita’s treats for Mother’s Day

Pastry shop Pavlova/Meringues

Now this would be an elegant, yet fairly easy, dessert for Mom. 8 extra large egg whites, room temperature 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups granulated sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla Preheat oven to 175200. Line baking sheets with parchment. Beat egg whites, using low speed until whites are loose and foamy. Add cream of tartar and salt and increase speed to medium. Beat until whites stand in soft but frothy peaks. Turn to high and add sugar, about 2 tablespoons at a time, beating for 5 seconds after each addition. This assures sugars dissolves and meringues come out crispy, not too chewy. The meringue will be shiny and will fall into firm peaks when beater is lifted. Place meringue into a pastry bag with star or plain tip and draw a circle, starting from middle out. This will be your base. You can make the circle as big as you like. Then build up sides, about 3 layers. Or just plop a large dollop of meringue onto parchment and then take a spoon to hollow out center, making sure you still have a nice coating of me-

ringue on the bottom in center. Bake 2 hours, or until meringues are dry Rita and crisp Heikenfeld throughout. Pull RITA’S KITCHEN from parchment paper and store up to two weeks in airtight containers. Fill with whipped cream and fresh fruit. You can also fill with lemon curd, pudding, whatever. Makes two large Pavlovas or 2-3 dozen small ones.

Jack’s chocolate covered strawberries for Mom My grandson, Jack, invited me to read to his second grade class at Guardian Angels’ school. “If you like, bring in a treat”, his mom, Jessie, said. The only thing I had on hand was strawberries and chocolate, so I made chocolate dipped strawberries. Talk about a hit. The kids wanted to know how to make them. I told them I’d publish the recipe for them to make, and here it is. Easy enough for Jack and other little hands to make for Mom. 1 pound strawberries with stems 12 oz. favorite chocolate morsels Rinse, but do not hull berries. Drain and pat completely dry. Melt chocolate and remove from heat while you still see some lumps. Stir until smooth. Holding berries by stem, dip 3/4 way up. Set on sprayed pan or parchment paper. Put in frig, uncovered, to set. Store, covered, in frig for a day.

Rita Heikenfeld’s pavlova/meringue shells filled can be a treat for Mother’s Day. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

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My Mom, Mary Nader, really did follow the beat of a different drummer. Mom was traditional in many ways except when it came to clothes. She was the first on our block to wear petal pushers (we call them Capris now). Not so much because they were fashionable, but because they were comfortable. I’m a little bit like my Mom in that respect. I like being fashionable, but comfort trumps fashion every time. Luckily, with the assortment of clothing today, I can be both. When it came to food, Mom was “out there”, as well. We ate squid when it was just called squid, not Calamari and we ate whatever was in season. Her meager budget demanded it. She had the Mediterranean diet down pat, and as a mother myself, I appreciate more and more all the wisdom she imparted. I’ve learned that one can be a Mom without ever bearing children. My sister, Judy, is a good example of this. She has been like a Mom to our nieces and nephews. So for all the Moms out there, biological or otherwise, the happiest of Mother’s Day to you!


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Dealing with loss? Join the New Visions Ministry. Its mission is helping those experiencing separation, divorce or death of a spouse to heal and help cope

with the stress of their loss. The group meets weekly where individuals share feelings and listen to others experiencing similar situations. While exploring their feelings they address the pastoral, parental, practical, and emotional aspects of their loss. Stop in at 7 p.m. Mondays. There are 50 active members

who have become like family. There are no fees to belong and you do not have to be Catholic. For more information please contact: Sandra Smith at The church is at 8815 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery;

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Join Hyde Park Health Center for a community safety alert presented by Steve Ventre, a 32-year dedicated Cincinnati Police Officer. This program is free and please enjoy refreshments. For more information contact Sarah Ostrow 513-272-5573

The church offers three worship services – two contemporary and one traditional. Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m. are contemporary services and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. is a traditional service. All services have Sunday school and a professionally staffed nursery available for infants through 3-yearolds. For more information, call the church office. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 677-9866;

Loveland Presbyterian Church

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Epiphany United Methodist Church

Worship times are: Sunday School 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; Worship 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday School is for all ages. Youth Group for grades seven to 12 meets monthly and conducts fundraisers for their activities. The church is at 360 Robin, Loveland; 683-2525;;

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We are hosting a Lifeline Screening event in our Terrace Auditorium. Receive screenings including live enzymes, complete lipid panel, Bone mineral density, and arteries. For more information contact Sarah Ostrow 513-272-5573

Loveland United Methodist Church

FRIENDLY VISITOR On nice days, staff who are looking for manpower to take residents out for a breath of fresh air at Hyde Park Health Center. OUTING & SPECIAL EVENT VOLUNTEER Be that extra pair of arms and legs so that our residents have memorable experiences. WHAT IS YOUR TALENT OR SKILL? Call us and talk to our activity or volunteer staff about how we can weave your talents/gifts into our programming calendar.


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At 9 a.m. Sundays, the church offers Classic Tradition, a traditional worship experience where persons can connect to God through a Biblically-based message, times of prayer and

beautiful choral music. At 10:30 a.m. Sundays is Engage, a “contemporary praise and worship experience” leading persons into God’s presence through powerful and uplifting music, a relevant message based on God’s Word, and the joyful welcoming of the Holy Spirit. Engage is a full Sunday school program for children up to sixth-grade. High school students lead to Sunday school after the praise band’s opening set. A professionally-staffed nursery is available for children under the age of 2. To find out about all of the ministry offerings at Loveland UMC, visit the church website, follow on Facebook, or call Pat Blankenship, director of ministry operations, at 683-1738. Explore small groups, Bible studies, children’s ministry, youth ministry, adults ministry, senior’s ministry and “Hands On / Off Campus” mission/outreach opportunities. The church also offers opportunities to connect in various worship arts ministries such as music, drama, video, sound and visuals. The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738;

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

The church invites the community to worship at 5 p.m. Saturdays and at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sundays. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. “In Good Company, a Women’s

ABOUT RELIGION Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. » E-mail announcements to loveland@community, with “Religion” in the subject line. » Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. » Mail to: Loveland Herald, Attention: Andrea Reeves, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140.

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Bible Study” is offered from 7-8:30 p.m., May 11. All are welcome for free community dinners on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:45 p.m. in the Parish Life Center. Zumba classes are 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Life Center. In May, classes are on Mondays and Thursdays, except for May 8 and May 26. Vacation Bible School will be June 15-19. Information and registration can be found on the church website. The church is at 101 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-4244;

Sycamore Presbyterian Church

Sunday morning worship services are at 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Childcare is available in the nursery during both services for infants through age 2. Sunday School classes for all ages, including adults, are offered at 10:45 a.m. service. Choristers’ Practice: Sunday mornings from 10-10:30 a.m. in the Choir Room. Children grades Kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to join Choristers. Sycamore Presbyterian Preschool is registering students for 2014-0215 school year. Please visit church website or contact Director Jamie Coston (513-6837717) for further information & registration forms. Men: Explore all the books of the Bible in this Bible Overview: Every Saturday from 8:30-10 a.m. in Room 120. Refreshments provided. Saturday, May 17, is the next Habitat for Humanity build date. If interested in helping, call Hal at 683-7556. Lawn Fete Committee is collecting for the “Treasures and Trinkets” spring sale, which will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 20-31. Please leave items in the storage facility or on the porch if the facility is locket. The next new member class is 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 31. For information, call the church office. Eunice Circle is collecting new layette/newborn to size 6 clothing for Sunset Gap. Please mark “Sunset Gap” and place in Collection Box in Connector. Student ministries welcomes all students grades seven to 12 to participate in its activities. Calendars are available. at the Student Ministries Kiosk. Summer Sunday School teachers are needed for pre-k through sixth-grade. All lesson plans and supplies will be provided. Vacation Bible School is scheduled for June 23-27, mornings. This summer’s theme is “Inside Out.” Children will take an adventure through the parables of Jesus. The church is at 11800 MasonMontgomery Road, Symmes Township; 683-0254;


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UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 "Leadership Lessons from Nehemiah: Speaking Truth" Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

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to think you owe taxes, then report the call to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 800-366-4484. If you know you owe taxes or think you might owe taxes, call the IRS directly at 800-829-1040. The IRS employees at that line can help with a payment issue – if there really is such an issue. Incidentally, the IRS says it never initiates contact with taxpayers by email to request personal or financial information. It never sends text messages or uses social media channels. It will never ask for PINs, passwords or similar confidential access information for credit card, bank or other financial accounts.

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Howard Ain's column appears biweekly in the Community Press newspapers. He appears regularly as the Troubleshooter on WKRC-TV Local 12 News. Email him

Rabbi retiring from Northern Hills Rabbi George (Gershom) Barnard is the longest serving congregational rabbi in Cincinnati with 39 years of service to the Northern Hills SynagogueCongregation B’nai Avraham Barnard and the Cincinnati community. Barnard was born and raised in the Boston area. He graduated in 1969 from Harvard University with a bachelor of arts in philosophy, summa cum laude. Later that year, Barnard entered the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. In 1971, he studied Jewish philosophy at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

He received his master of arts in Hebrew letters in 1974 and was ordained in 1975. In 1982, Barnard received his master in education from the University of Cincinnati. After a lengthy interview process, Barnard accepted the pulpit at Northern Hills Synagogue-Congregation B’nai Avraham. The year was 1975 and the Rabbi and his wife, Sarah, whom he met in Israel, came to Cincinnati. “When I came to Northern Hills Synagogue-Congregation B’nai Avraham I had no expectation of staying for more than a few years, but things turned out differently, and I am deeply pleased at that,” Barnard said. The Barnards have raised their three children, Noam, Miriam and

Ryvka, in Cincinnati. Two noteworthy events in Barnard’s 39 years at Northern Hills Synagogue-Congregation B’nai Avraham are the embracing of equal See RABBI, Page B6




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‘You have the plant I’m searching for!” The comments by customers who order our plants via mail-order, and by gardeners who visit the nursery. We are proud of the fact that many of our customers come from all over the U.S. because we can supply the plants they have on their wish lists. They tour Mary’s 55 year old mature gardens that showcase the unusual trees, shrubs, roses, herbs, perennials and wildflowers. See collections of trillium, boxwood, magnolias, daylilies, iris, peonies and the list goes on. She has collected those plants, that many gardeners only read about, but are shocked to see: the new weeping white blooming redbud Cercis c.’Vanilla Twist’, the variegated weeping variety Cercis c. ‘Whitewater’, variegated Nyssa s. ‘Sheri’s Cloud’ and more. Our native plant list is extensive with many hard to find varieties available. We do not grow our plants in greenhouses and do not use soilless mixes for potting. Our plants are field grown and potted in Ohio soil, so that their hardy root systems are ready for the transplant to your garden. We provide a full landscape consultation, design and installation service to fit any gardener’s needs. Our designs use “The right plant for the location”. Not just what looks good today, but what will be hardy and remain attractive. Not overgrown in 10 years, ready to be replaced or creating a maintenance nightmare to keep in check. Events: Fragrance Week – May 6 -11, ‘Mother’ Day Weekend Mini Teas in the Garden’ May 10 & 11 by reservation, High Tea in the Garden, and Art in the Garden Additional info on these and other events at Summer & Fall Hours: June through October Spring Hours: April through May Tues. through Saturday 9:30am to 5:00pm Tues. through Sat. 9:30am to 6:30pm CLOSED SUNDAY & MONDAY Sunday Noon to 5:00pm | CLOSED MONDAY

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rights and responsibilities for both men and women in Synagogue practices and the relocation of the Congregation in 2004 from Springfield Township to Deerfield Township. Barnard has taught in the Mercaz Hebrew High School for most of its years of existence thus influencing the upcoming generation of Jewish leaders. After his retirement, Barnard hopes to remain involved in the Cincinnati Jewish community and

in the field of education. Barnard will be honored by his Congregation at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 11, at Northern Hills Synagogue-Congregation B’nai Avraham with a tribute to his years of service to the Synagogue and the Greater Cincinnati community. The evening will feature good food, great music, and remembrances of Barnard’s 39 years at Northern Hills Synagogue-Congregation B’nai Avraham. Information on reservations is available by contacting the Synagogue office, 931-6038.

POLICE REPORTS LOVELAND Arrests/citations Kristina Ruth Loveless, 31, 678 Park Ave. R2, obstructing official business, March 28. Whitney Pelfrey, 22, 517 Hanna Ave., re-cite other department, March 30. John Tyler Herdtner-Berger, 20, 1695 Wilmington Drive, drug paraphernalia-use/posses, March 30. Tyler D. Whalen, 20, 610 Hanna Ave., drug paraphernalia-use/ possess, drug abuse-possess/ use, window tint restrictions, March 30. Shaun Michael Morris, 26, 4648 Locust Grove, Batavia, operating under FRA suspension, re-cite other department, March 30.

Tonya Brown, 37, unknown, Other agency-county warrant, April 3. Vanessa Sharde, 27, 3711 Roosevelt Blvd., Other agency-county warrant, April 3. Darrian Timothy Fosque-El, 23, 9735 Mason-Montgomery Road, failure to appear in Mayor’s Court, April 3. Juvenile, 17, drug paraphernalia, April 8.

Incidents/investigations Arson-public building Reported in 400 block of Oak Street April 2. Burglary Reported in 100 block of East Broadway Street March 30. Criminal damaging/endangering, knowingly any means


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MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Juvenile, 17, keg law, underage consumption, April 13. Juvenile, 15, unauthorized use of vehicle, April 13. Juvenile, 15, theft, April 13. Juvenile, 17, theft, April 13. Juvenile, 14, falsification, April 13. Charles D. Hill, 25, 5617 Brooks Holding, domestic violence, drug possession, paraphernalia, April 15. Michael Schwier, 34, 1210 Hensley Ave., theft, April 16. John W. Ingram, 18, 17 Sleepy Hollow, driving under influence, drug abuse, paraphernalia, April 18. David Chestnut, 19, 4110 Otter Creek, drug possession, paraphernalia, April 18. Juvenile, 13, disorderly conduct, April 17. Juvenile, 14, disorderly conduct, April 18. Juvenile, 17, illegal cultivation of marijuana, April 18. Kimberly L. Mink, 28, 1854 Main St. No. B, theft, April 18. Christopher J. Sansone, 36, 1589 Ohio 28, drug abuse, paraphernalia, April 20. Matthew L. Robinson, 31, 1160 King Louis Court No. 602, open container, April 19. Joshua C. Woodall, 30, 6330 Manila Road, open container, April 19. Desire L. Sanders, 30, 5119 Warren Ave., drug possession, paraphernalia, April 19. Hannah Roberts, 20, 1108 S. Timbercreek, driving under influence, underage consumption, April 20. Richard T. Lacy, 34, 1893 Pebble Brooke No. 9, assault, disorderly conduct, April 20.

Incidents/investigations Assault Male was assaulted at 5800 block of Eastern Avenue, April 18. Breaking and entering Two AC units taken at 5200

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block of Dry Run Road, April 18. Burglary A safe, jewelry, etc. taken; $46,525 at 6400 block of Pheasant Run, April 17. Criminal damage Windows shot with BB gun at 5700 block of Signal Hill Court, April 13. Windows broken in vehicle at 6700 block of Russell Street, April 16. Mailbox damaged at 400 block of Boots Lane, April 18. Mailbox damaged at 6400 block of Lewis Road, April 18. Disorderly conduct Male student acted in turbulent manner at Milford Junior High at 5700 block of Wolfpen Pleasant Hill Road, April 17. Domestic violence At 5600 block of Brooks Holding, April 15. Illegal cultivation of marijuana At 6500 block of Covey Court, April 18. Sexual battery At 6700 block of Branch Hill Guinea Pike, April 18. Side of vehicle damaged At 5800 block of Sugarcamp Road, April 13. Theft Subject refuses to return company owned property to Custom Built Crates at 1700 block of Ohio 131, April 14. Keychain, etc. taken from vehicle; $465 at 1100 block of Windsail Cove, April 14. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $35 at 6400 block of Branch Hill Guinea Pike, April 14. Garbage dumped into dumpster with no authorization at Rent A Center at 800 block of Ohio 28, April 15. Gasoline not paid for at Thornton’s; $30 at 700 block of Ohio 28, April 16. Unauthorized purchases made against Milford Basketball Assoc.; $7,538 at 5800 block of Whitegate Court, April 16. Merchandise taken from Kohl’s; $210 at 1100 block of Ohio 28, April 16. Plumbing items taken from Home Depot; $293 at 1000 block of Ohio 28, April 16. Diamond ring taken at Planet Fitness; $5,000 at Ohio 28, April 17. Copper wire taken from Lowe’s; $2,517 at 5600 block of Romar Drive, April 17. Tools taken from vehicle; $1,450 at 5700 block of Whistling Wind, April 18. Laptop computer taken from vehicle at 5600 Crooked Tree Lane, April 18. TV taken; $300 at 1200 block of Woodville Pike, April 18. Money, etc. taken; $2,040 at 1800 block of Pebble Ridge No. 6, April 18. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $9 at 1000 block of Ohio 28, April 18. Unauthorized use 2007 Mazda taken; $7,000 at 1100 block of Eagle Ridge, April 13.

SYMMES TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Juvenile male, 17, theft, April 10. Patrick Montgomery, 59, 11179 Marlette Drive, theft, April 17.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering Reported at 9400 block of Fields Ertel Road, April 15. Burglary Residence entered and shotgun and check of unknown value removed at 100000 block of Lincoln Road, April 12. Identity fraud Victim reported at 9800 block of Misty Morn, April 11. Theft Shoes valued at $20 removed at 9100 block of Union Cemetery Road, April 14. TV valued at $500 removed at 8800 block of Governors Hill, April 15. Medication of unknown value removed at 8900 block of Harper’s Point, April 16.

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Bethel Journal publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department, call: » Bethel, Chief Mark Planck, 722-6491 » Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, 732-7500



DEATHS Rev. Howard Faulkner

Rev. Howard “Russ” Faulkner, 74, of Loveland died April 11. Survived by wife of 54 years, Essie (nee Rutherford); children Karen (Jeff) Parker, Sandy (Fred) Lukachinsky and Scott (Lisa) Faulkner; grandchildren Sarah, Brent, Wally, Dylan, Amber, Jake and Katie; great-grandchildren Jairus and Juliann; and siblings Jerry Faulkner and JoAnn Elrod. Services were April 15 at New Haven Missionary Baptist Church, Norwood. Memorials to: New Have Missionary Baptist Church Youth Group, 2417 Indian Mound Ave., Norwood, OH 45212.

Donald L. Rack

Donald L. Rack, 86, of Loveland died April 26. He was a US Army veteran of Korea. Survived by wife of 63 years, Betty (nee Kautz); children Larry Rack and Peggy (Rich) Koetter; grandchildren Lance and Maggie Koetter; and brother, Thom-

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as Rack. Preceded in death by brother, Raymond Rack. Services were May 3 at The Lodge Rack Retirement Center, Montgomery. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati.

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Michael L. Seibert

Michael L. “Mike” Seibert, 61, of Anderson Township died April 19. Survived by siblings Sandy (Gary) Johnson, Ric (Marilyn), Chuck (Gail) and Jeff Seibert; and nieces and nephews Joy, Amy, Teri Johnson, Sarah, Jason, Brian, Adam and Austin Seibert. Preceded in death by parents Clifford Seibert and Marjoria Reene. Services were April 25 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.

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12000 Antietam Drive: Lanphere, Kelly R. & Claudette M. to Stephenson, Brad & Colleen; $343,000. 12091 Carrington Lane: Baghdady, Osama to Moksin Hold-

ings Plus LLC; $48,100. 10222 Elmfield Drive: Fischer Single Family Homes III Ltd. to Parker, Aaron J. & Erica C.; $371,978. Elmfield Drive: Plantation, Pointe LLC to Fischer Single Family Homes III Ltd.; $70,000. 9011 Fields Ertel Road: Shihasi Starwind Northeast LLC to Shiv Shankkar Hospitality LLC; $2,725,000. Plantation Pointe Drive: Plantation Pointe LLC to Fischer Single Family Homes III Ltd.; $87,000. 11604 Stablewatch Court: Curro, John J. Tr. & Sybil V. Tr. to Pauletti, Giovanni; $535,000.

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