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Engineers propose roundabout for Fields Ertel area

Seen as better option than widening roads By Leah Fightmaster

Two counties are working together to resolve a traffic problem that affects multiple communities. Representatives from the the Warren County and Hamilton County Engineer’s Offices presented two plans to the Symmes Township Board of Trustees May 1, discussing a project that would improve traffic moving through the Fields Ertel Road and Columbia/Lebanon roads intersection. The first option, which would involve widening the roads to add a left turn lane to each leg of the intersection and installing traffic lights, was considered as the likely option initially, said Kurt Weber, Warren County chief deputy engineer. After more discussion and a price assessment, turn signals would push the project’s cost to about $2.1 million. The two offices projected traffic levels for the year 2027 and determined that a traffic signal would be a poorer level of service for the intersection. Levels of service are ranked A to F, with F being failing, and a traffic signal with left turn lanes would rank level service B, Weber said. Engineers began to discuss the idea of a roundabout to replace the current four-way stop intersection, which Weber said seems to improve it the most. Continuously moving traffic at a slower speed would not only move cars through quicker, but

would also decrease the likelihood of serious accidents, he added. A roundabout is estimated to cost about $1 million. Concerns that arose with the project were the issue of people getting used to how a roundabout works and the property that would have to be acquired to build it. Weber explained the general idea of how cars move through a roundabout, that the vehicles entering the roundabout yield to the ones already moving through it. He added that the only properties that would be affected by the roundabout’s installation would be the ones on the corners and with driveways near the entrances of it. He added that with projected traffic numbers in 2027, a roundabout would bring the traffic level of service to A, which is the most efficient. Warren County Engineer Neil Tunison said the engineers originally considered applying for federal transportation funds, but decided that satisfying all of the grant’s environmental requirements would make it “a very complicated project.” He said they are considering funds from the counties, and he believed that the project would rank highly with Warren County because of its location on the county line. For now, the engineers provided the board with an informational presentation about the future project, but were not looking for any sort of action at the present time by the board, Administrator Brian Elliff said. For more about your community, visit Township.

Becky Hill with one of the dolls hand-sewn by Grail members in other countries. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Hill hopes to widen Grailville horizons Director use South Africia trip as inspiration

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Becky Hill came to Grailville in 1974. A Catholic priest from her hometown in Evansville, Ind.,had introduced her to the Grail. She was fresh out of Indiana University and was Rebecca Kremer then. “I came right out of college in 1974. I came here as a resident artist,” said Hill, who officially became the director of Grailville in January 2012. “I found this to be one of the most remark-

able, empowering and creative places of women that I had ever been in.” She stayed and has been around Grailville for more than 35 years now. A Center for the Grail since 1944, it had already been in Loveland for 30 years when she arrived. “There’s been a whole succession of things that have been the focus of the Grail at Grailville over that time,” Hill said. “In the early days they were running something called ‘the year See GRAILVILLE, Page A2

Loveland’s recycling rate rising City saves 1.2 tons from landfills Community Press staff report LOVELAND — Loveland residents recycled nearly 1,258 tons of metal, glass, plastic and paper in 2011 – some 77 tons more than they did in 2010. That’s according to Michelle Knowland, Loveland’s management analyst, who also said city residents recycled just over 22 percent of their to-

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tal waste stream in 2011, up from nearly 20 percent in 2010 and nearly 17 percent in 2009. On average, each household in Loveland recycled 559 pounds in 2011, Knowland said. “The city of Loveland promotes recycling not only because of the clear environmental benefits,” Knowland said. “Recycling more than helped the city reduce sanitation rates. “Through increased recycling and partnering with other communities in 2010, the city was able to reduce month-

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care of animals, creating music, liturgy, and study. Familiar Loveland families like the Schickels, Pfarrs, Tom Smith family, and the Hills connected with the Grail lifestyle and raised their families here. That’s how Rebecca Kremer met Pat Hill and became Becky Hill. “They decided they wanted to live here because of the Grail; it was the same way with Pat’s parents,” she said. “Pat was around on the farm a lot. We actually met at the Loveland Food Co-op. It was a food buying club back in the ’70s.” They met, married, and raised their own children right here in Loveland. She did a variety of jobs at Grailville over the years before becoming director in January. Last September Becky travelled to the Grail International General Assembly in South Africa as one of just two delegates from the United States. “You can’t talk about the South Africa trip without

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Several of the dolls Becky Hill brought back for sale at Grailville to help support the Grail Centers internationally. THANKS TO GRAILVILLE

talking about the Grail,” Hill said. “The Grail is the parent organization that owns Grailville. It’s an international women’s movement empowering women to work for world transformation.” Hill was inspired and moved by what she experienced in Kleinmond, South Africa. She met delegates from each of the 17 countries and lived in a house with three other women from Portugal, Uganda, and Sweden. “It’s just such an amaz-

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ing thing to hear all they’re dealing with; a lot are environmental issues,” she said. “These women were in tears talking about their country being ruined. Or talking with Philippine women who have been trafficked; just trying to understand.” Hill was fascinated by how the Grail Center in South Africa is run. “It’s a lot like Grailville,” Hill said. “All the buildings are white. They have green roofs. They have solar hot water heaters. They are

very committed to environmental issues.” The goal for the meetings was to understand the Grail in each of its 17 countries and develop a plausible common vision internationally. It also helped Hill clarify her vision for directing Grailville to serve Loveland and the Greater Cincinnati area. “I have a good sense of the vision for the future,” said Hill. “A deep commitment to ecology; understanding the ground we stand on is a huge part of the justice issue. I see it to be a sacred space. We’re holding this land in trust. We want to keep it green.” With the Retreat Center, Program Center, green space and “greening” of buildings with sustainability practices, Hill says Grailville’s more than 300 acres “is a resource for the local, national and international community. She sees a need to place greater emphasis on locally grown food. About100 acres are already certified organic.



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Rookie robotics team triumphs at ‘FIRST’ 40 teams from neighboring states, teams chose alliances of three that complemented the strengths of another. Embodied by the word “coopertition,” a mix of cooperation and competition, alliances would gain points for not only one team but all of them, Cool said. “They structured the competition to require you to work with your own team and other teams to score more points for both teams,” he said. “Everyone benefits from working together.” Neither Kuremsky, Cool nor Symmes Township teammate Austin Skoglund could have predicted the success Eagle Robotics had at the regional competition. Skoglund said the competition has been a “great learning experience,” adding that being from a small school such as CHCA gave them an advantage of being closer as a team. Kuremsky said he did not feel confident going into the regional competi-

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It’s a true tale of the underdog. Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy in Symmes Township unveiled to the Midwest its first-year robotics team, which the team dubbed Eagle Robotics. Science teacher Andy Ciarniello, who had previously coached a robotics team at a previous school he worked for, asked a few of his students if they would be interested in forming a team to compete. After gathering a group of about 22 students, which Sycamore Township senior Tanner Kuremsky said was difficult at first, the team began gathering sponsors and received instructions for the robot through a YouTube video. Eagle Robotics had six weeks to design and build a robot that could play basketball for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Boilermaker Regional Robotics competition in March at Purdue University. The robot must be able to shoot a ball, either autonomously or driven. The team could earn extra points by balancing the robot on a bridge, which CHCA’s team focused on, coach Adam Cool said. Provided with a basic kit of parts to make a machine move and connect to a computer system to be controlled, the team raised about $31,000 from sponsors to register for the competition and purchase parts, Cool said. Facing off against about

tion, and he was “honestly happy to have a robot that could move around.” He added it was a big surprise to do so well, and he thinks the future teams at CHCA will able to succeed. Cool echoed his sentiment, saying the team’s ability to adapt and think realistically became a winning trait, adding that it was good to see students step up into a leadership role. Eagle Robotics will compete in the national competition beginning Thursday. Those wanting to follow the standings can download an iPhone app called FRC Spyder, and look for the team’s number, 4028. Although the team does not feel it will win again, team members view it as a learning experience for their future, both personal and the team’s. “Even though we’re a rookie team, we overcame everything to win regionals,” Skoglund said. “It was one of the greatest moments in my life and I’ll definitely remember it.”

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The fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students at Children's Meeting House Montessori School pose with their visiting poet in residence, Pauletta Hansel (center). THANKS TO BONNIE MCNETT

Loveland Montessori students work with poet LOVELAND — Fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade students at Children’s Meeting House Montessori School in Loveland had a unique poetry experience from the school’s visiting poet in residence, Pauletta Hansel. The students were immersed in poetry and discovered many fundamental elements of poetry such as rhythm, sound and pattern. Hansel said, “I wanted to introduce poetry to the students in an approachable, hands-on manner. It is an honor to guide them through the rich world of poetry and to give them another way to express their feelings, emotions, and to describe the world around them.” Children read many poems aloud, discussed what they liked about each, and what elements go into a good poem. Teacher Dana Dale said, “This has been an extremely valuable experience for our students. It has made them stronger writers and has allowed them to explore a side of themselves they hadn’t before.” The children wrote several poems and learned to use metaphors and sensorial perspective

Clara Kempf listens to Sydney Day practice her poem. Children's Meeting House Montessori School had a Poetry Reading for students to present their poems to their parents, classmates, and teachers. THANKS

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in their work. “The children were attentive, focused, and creative when they were writing, working to critique their work, or reading another student’s poem,” Hansel said. The experience culminated in a special poetry reading where each child read at least one of their poems in front of fellow classmates, parents, and teachers. In addition, the poems will be compiled in an anthology for the students to revisit and enjoy. Hansel, an award-winning poet, is a poet-in-residence at Thomas More College and active in the Urban Appalachian Council. She is also the program coor-

dinator at Grailville, where she teaches writing classes for both adults and children. Grailville, located just east of downtown Loveland, offers programs, activities, workshops, and volunteer opportunities to bring about ecological sustainability, help connect people with one another, and to foster idea exchange and understanding. More information about Grailville can be found at For more information about Children’s Meeting House, visit: www.childrensmeeting

XU students serve on spring break Xavier University’s Alternative Breaks Club (XUAB) marks its 11th anniversary this year. Over that time it has expanded from three service trips in the United States to 25 across the U.S. and abroad. Most occur during spring break, which for Xavier was March 5-9, but some are over summer break. The club is managed by a board of 13 students and a faculty advisor. More than 250 students and 25 faculty and staff participate, giving up fun in the sun for a more meaningful experience. "Xavier's Alternative Breaks program provides an opportunity

HYDE PARK — Fourthgraders at The Summit Country Day School recently received an early morning visit from Pennington, a 2 1/2month old African penguin born at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. Rhiannon Hoeweler, a Summit parent and project manager at the zoo, gave students an overview of zoo programs while zoo handler Ed Anal talked to students about the penguin and allowed each of them an opportunity to get close enough to touch the exotic bird. The visit from the zoo was a preamble to a team project being undertaken by science teacher Pat Seta and art teacher Jan Wiesner. Fourth-grade students will each research the needs and habitat of one rare animal. "They are going to try to write it as if they are enticing the zoo to get an animal that it doesn't have," said Wiesner. "They'll present their research as a PowerPoint and also create a sculpture of the animal they choose." Fourth-grade students will also visit the zoo on a spring field trip.

for students to participate in direct service and allows them to learn first-hand about a social justice issue," said Julie Tritschler, chair of Xavier's AB Board. "The experiences provide leadership development and challenge those involved to be open-minded and learn about social justice from a different perspective. We encourage students to continue learning about their issue after returning home and reinforce the value of being an active citizen in the community." The following students are participating in Xavier’s AB program (sorted by ZIP code):

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Loveland High School's show choir, By Request, with its medals and grand champion trophy from the Opening Knights Showcase. PROVIDED

LHS hosts Choir Games preview Loveland High School’s show choir, By Request, is going to the World Choir Games, and you have a chance to see a preview of the show they will be performing there. They will be combining with the middle school show choir, Revolution, to present “A Taste of Music” Saturday May 12. Both groups will present their competition routines, followed by $1 tastes from local restaurants, raffles, silent auctions and solos by the students. The high school group, By Request, is coming off of their most successful year ever. They are ranked 31st in the country at the end of regular competition season and are extending the year into the summer to perform at the World Choir Games July 12. For the first time, By Request placed in the finals in all six of its competitions. They brought home a grand champion trophy, two first runners-

up, and placed no lower than fourth in the rest. The middle school’s Revolution has been a consistent highly rated group over the years. This year out of five competitions, they won grand champion four times. Although only high school groups are invited to the World Choir Games, Revolution could give some high school show choirs serious competition. A Taste of Music, hosted by Q102’s JonJon, will be 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Loveland High School. Admission for the show is $5. That part of the evening will be followed by the tastes, raffles and student entertainment. Tickets for food and raffles are $1. More information about Loveland show choirs and “A Taste of Music” can be found at .


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Two of Loveland's lacrosse captains, Kody Griffin, left, and Evan Beck, right, compete in practice at Loveland High School. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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LOVELAND — One of the greatest turnarounds on the prep scene has taken place in Loveland this spring with coach Mark Lynch’s boys lacrosse team. With a 4-15 record a year ago, the Tigers were poised for a winning record after three crucial late April wins. “Hilliard Darby, Centerville and Turpin,” Lynch said proudly. “Centerville and Turpin are having nice seasons. It’s a case of teams that might be a little more athletic and get up and down the field a bit quicker, but we were able to play pretty smart with some solid defense.” The victory assured Loveland of its first winning regular season since 2008 and served notice to teams around the area and up north that Tristate lacrosse has grown more competitive. “I think it is down here, definitely,” Lynch said. “Upper Arlington, Dublin Jerome and Worthington Kilbourne have always been traditionally strong, but there’s teams like Moeller and St. X that are catching up and hopefully we’ll be there soon.” Loveland lost to St. Xavier 10-6 on April 18 and 12-5 to Moeller April 11. “I’d say right now they’re (Moeller) the top team in the city,” Lynch said. “We hung with them a little bit; it was just a case of some depth. At that point of the season, they were more skilled. I’d love to get the opportunity to play them again.” In scoring, the Tigers have been unselfish. “In the beginning of the season Max Mather, Evan Beck and Tyler Oblong were scoring pret-

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Senior Jay Hubble, helmet No. 7, battles with junior Zach Cotsonas, helmet No. 14, at Loveland lacrosse practice April 30. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

ty much all of our goals,” Lynch said. “Now guys are stepping up like Brian McElveen, Mike Shaver, and Scotty Miller. It’s all coming on.” Stopping the shots coming in has been sophomore Paul Newbold. He allowed Centerville just three goals and held Hilliard Bradley and Hilliard Davidson to just a pair. “He’s saving the ball at 68 percent,” Lynch said. “To me, that’s All-American numbers. He’s getting Division I looks. He’s a big reason why we’re playing so well.” In front of the goal in front of Newbold are sophomore Tanner Griffin, senior Kody Griffin, senior Jay Hubble, junior Tyler Barger and sophomore Jack Norris. Griffin will play lacrosse at Mount Union, and teammate Beck has some DIII offers and also is considering the Purple Raiders. Loveland’s success can be at-

tributed directly to the widespread growth of the sport that has dramatically increased the numbers for Lynch to choose from. He also credits his assistants, Joe Fedders, Kyle O’Neal, Kevin Bissmeyer and Mike Riggal. Not that long ago, four assistants weren’t needed. Now, the talent pool is deeper. “The first year was 37 kids and you had to rob Peter to pay Paul to field a JV and varsity team,” Lynch said. “Last year it was 42, and this year it’s 50. Next year, it’s going to be even more because we only lose three seniors and the retention rate’s been high.” Among the high points of the season for Loveland have been first time wins over Indian Hill and Sycamore. Both programs have been in existence longer. The Tigers close out the regular season with road games at Milford May 11 and Lakota East May 12.

Shaver had two. racked up 13 saves.



» At the Centerville Elite Tournament April 28, Moeller defeated Beavercreek, Hilliard Darby and Elder. The Crusaders came back on May 1 and beat Fenwick 2521. 25-20, 25-16. Moeller beat St. Xavier May 4, 25-16, 25-18, 25-15.

Boys track

» At the DeHart Hubbard Invitational at Walnut Hills April 28, Moeller sophomore Andreas Pfaller won the 110 hurdles, senior John Ashbrock won the 300 hurdles and Moeller won the 4x800 relay.

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» On April 21, Loveland defeated Hilliard Bradley 6-2 in Columbus. Brian McElveen led Loveland scoring with two goals and two assists. The Tigers also had goals from Evan Beck, Corey Cotsonas, Max Mather and Tyler Oblong. On April 25, Loveland beat Centerville 4-3 at home. Goalie Paul Newbold had 13 saves in the win. Scoring for Loveland was Tyler Oblong (two goals), Beck and Cotsonas. On April 27, Loveland defeated Turpin 8-6. The Tigers were led in scoring by McElveen with three goals and Mike

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» Loveland beat Turpin 2-1 April 30 as Michael Louis got the win and Sam Timmerman the save. Joe Moran was 2-3 and scored a run. The Tigers took down Anderson 17-10 on May 2. Joe Moran belted two homers and drove in four. » Moeller beat La Salle 10-4 on April 30. John Tanner got the win and Ty Amann was 3-3 with a double. The Crusaders finished their game with Elder on May 3, winning 7-6. Spencer Iacavone and Zack Shannon had homers. Moeller then beat St. Xavier 7-5 to win the GCLSouth title. Brian Burkhart went to 6-1 and Brad Macciocchi was 2-3 with a pair of doubles.


» Loveland shutout Anderson12-0 on May 2 behind sophomore Spencer Fuller.


» Moeller beat Kings April 30, 4-1. Austin MacEachen and Michael McGrath won singles matches. » Loveland beat Lakota West 4-1 on May 2. Senior Jon Treloar and sophomore Kyle Jarc were singles winners.

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Tigers aim to clinch FAVC East title Pitchers, hitters come up big came in the top of the first with one out, after Schlesner led off the game with an infield single, to stake the Tigers to a 2-0 lead. But the Redskins came right back with three of their own in the bottom of the inning to take a 3-2 lead. The Tigers took the hint sending12 batters to the plate in their next at-bat capitalizing on two infield errors allowing Aaron Malloy and Ryne Terry to reach base. After Reid Waddell’s sacrifice bunt advanced the runners, Schlesner hit a line drive single into centerfield scoring Malloy and putting runners at first and third. Terry then scored on a wild pitch with Schlesner, who was running on the pitch, advancing all the way to third. Ryan Altman walked. Schlesner then scored on a passed ball followed by another walk to Moran. Mitch Lendenski pushed a groundball through the infield for an RBI single scoring Altman followed by a walk to Darren Sackett to load the bases with two outs. Batting for the second time in the inning Malloy crushed a pitched over the right fielder’s head for a two-run double followed by a shot into left from Terry to bring in another two runs and cap the eight-run inning for a 10-3 lead. In the bottom of the inning Anderson scored a run to make the score 10-4. In the fourth the Tigers got two more runs on back-to-back doubles by Sackett and Malloy, a single by Terry which moved Malloy to third and then scored on a sacrifice

fly by Schelsner. In the fifth the Tigers increased their lead to 13-4 when Lendenski reached on an error and scored on a Malloy sacrifice fly. Meanwhile starting pitcher Schlesner (W, 3-2) had settled into the game nicely retiring nine straight batters from the second inning through the fourth. But in the fifth inning and with his pitch count nearing 90 Anderson made a bid to get back in the game sending 10 batters to the plate, off of three Loveland pitchers, scoring six runs to close within three at 13-10. The Tigers got two runs in the sixth on Moran’s second homer of the game and two more in the seventh, as after singling, Lendenski would score on Malloy’s second sacrifice fly of the game and fifth RBI and Dylan Bodley would score on a Schlesner’s third single and third RBI. Reliever Sam Timmerman finished up the game holding the Redskins in check over the final two innings without giving up a run for the 17-10 final. With the two wins Loveland remains in a tie for first place in the FAVC East with a record of 12-3, 17-6 overall. The Tigers have one league game remaining to complete, at home against Anderson, which began on Friday but was delayed due to weather in the top of the second inning with the game tied 0-0, a runner on third with one out and an 0-2 count on the batter. If the Tigers are able to win this game when resumed they will clinch at least a share of the FAVC East Championship.

Loveland's spring signing class convened in the library May 2. From left are: Front row, Ashley Frees (softball, Transylvania), Haley Shumake (softball, Thomas More College), Tara Spencer (softball, University of Mount Union); back row: Logan Cornett (football, Centre College), Jon Trelor (football, Butler), Bryan Callahan (football, Ohio Northern), Austin Klueh (soccer, Cincinnati State), Charlie Heyob (wrestling, College of Mount St. Joseph), Jacob Alten (football, Carthage College), Mitch Lendenski (baseball, Shawnee State), Sam Timmerman (baseball, Muskingum), and Jacob Meyer (football, Mount St. Joseph). THANKS TO KELLY PARTRIDGE, LOVELAND HIGH SCHOOL

SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS Hermans soccer camps

The 2012 OSYSA Soccer Unlimited Soccer Camps run by Jack Hermans and Ohio South will be conducted throughout the area. Visit /camps/soccerunlimited.htm for complete time and pricing information. » June 4-8, Clifton/Hyde Park and College Hill/Fairview.


» June 25-29, Anderson and Deer Park. » July 2-6, Xavier University » July 9-13, Miami Township, Milford, CSA. » July 16-20, Bethel. » July 23-27, Deer Park, Sycamore » July 30-Aug. 3, Fairfax, Madeira, Indian Hill, Mariemont, Kings Soccer Club, Mason. » Aug. 6-10, Sycamore area, Batavia, Terrace Park.

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The following are submitted recaps of varsity baseball action. The Loveland High School varsity baseball team began the final week of the FAVC championship race with a close 2-1 win over Turpin, followed by a win at Anderson 17-10. The final regular season game, which will amount to the De facto championship game, was delayed due to weather Friday, May 4, in the top of the second and resumes Monday, May 7, after Herald deadline. The Tigers, coming off three straight league losses including a 6-4 loss to Turpin the Friday before, came into Monday’s rematch with the Spartans needing a win to stay in the hunt for the FAVC East Division title and got it 2-1. Tigers pitching ace Michael Louis (W, 3-2) started and answered the call scattering four hits with seven strikeouts over six excellent innings while yielding only an unearned run. The teams were scoreless going into the bottom of the fourth, but Loveland pushed a run across in that inning and took a1-0 lead on a sacrifice fly by Darren Sackett, which scored Joe Moran after Moran led off the inning with a single, stole second and advanced to third on a fly ball by Jacob Meyer. Loveland enjoyed that slim lead for an inning as a Turpin run made it 1-1. However the Tigers got that run right back on a double by Jacob Meyer and a triple by Mitch Lendenski to bring in what would be the winning run. Sam Timmerman (S, 3) pitched a 12-3 seventh inning to secure the victory. Hitting leaders in the game for Loveland include: Moran 2-3, R; Lendenski 3B, R; Sackett 1-2, RBI; Meyer 2B. Of note: With the save Timmerman became the career save leader for LHS varsity baseball program. In the game at Anderson Wednesday, May 2, Joe Moran’s two, two-run HR along with a combined 8 RBI from Aaron Malloy and Reed Schlesner led an offensive barrage against Anderson, which saw the Tigers register 16 hits and score in six of the seven innings on their way to a 17-10 victory. Moran’s first homerun




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down a cul-desac and realized the only way out was towards the police cruiser following them, they panicked and Tim sped between Sabransky two homes, COMMUNITY smashed into a PRESS GUEST COLUMNIST tree and then fled on foot. Other Loveland police officers responded along with Miami Township, a Clermont County Sheriff’s deputy and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s helicopter. Two suspects were arrested at gunpoint by the LPD and the other two were arrested after Loveland’s K-9, Azar, located them hiding in the woods. Later that day, officers located the semi-automatic

weapon that one of the suspects threw in a bush in a resident’s side yard. Just four days later, Loveland police officers arrested another person after he fired a Smith and Wesson semi-automatic handgun multiple times at two residents with whom he was having an altercation at 3:10 a.m. These are not common events in our community, fortunately. Both cases involved out of town criminals coming into our midst, armed and very dangerous. Even more fortunately, Loveland police officers were able to arrest them all safely, without harm to themselves, the public or the suspects. Both events had perfect outcomes. Our police officers handled the situations professionally and smartly, and they had the tools

and training to do so. These events do point to the fact that our community is not immune to crime, and very dangerous criminals cross arbitrary political jurisdictional lines and enter our community without any difficulty ... until they break the law and are caught. Loveland voters will be asked in November to choose between increasing the city’s income tax rate or cutting the police department by 20 percent, among other cuts. These two events in the last week in April certainly makes one ponder if our thin blue line can afford to become any thinner. I would welcome your thoughts and comments at Tim Sabransky is the Loveland police chief.

CH@TROOM May 2 question What is the best time you ever spent with your mom? What made it special?

“As crazy as it may sound, it was at her hour of death just three days before Mothers Day, 2007. She had suffered with Alzheimer’s for 15 years. At her hour of death she was surrounded by her children and sister and was finally at peace. She always was and continues to be our guardian angel.” A.P. “One of the best times my mom and I had was actually at a political rally. My mom grew up on the east side of Cincy and came from a very prominent family that owned a diverse group of manufacturing companies. “From a young age she was taught to be very conservative, so it was no surprise to me in 2009 when she joined her local tea party affiliate down in Naples, Fla., where she now resides. “Well when the recall was on in Ohio in the form of Senate Bill 5 she got all fired up and insisted on flying into Columbus, Ohio, and having me meet her there to attend the rallies at the state-

NEXT QUESTION What do you remember about your high school or college graduation? What advice would you give to this year’s college graduates? Every week The Loveland Herald asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line.

house. “She hasn’t lost any of her right-wing fire and it was amazing to see her go toe to toe with the picketing teachers, police and firemen. She didn’t even have a bull horn, but she certainly got her fellow tea partiers fired up. “Also, she saw some old Cincy friends there and they were able to reminisce about the times we all got together at the Maisionette or at the Camargo Country Club. “It was just so great to see that she hadn’t lost her lifelong conservative passion and was still able at 79 to get in the fray and mix it up for the greater good of our country.” I.P. “I hope I don’t come across as

a party pooper, but I don’t think my relationship with my mom was similar to the typical one of today. She was born in 1894 in Hungary, came to the U.S. as a young girl, and worked harder than most people today could ever imagine. “She had 12 children (of which I was the 11th), and died in 1977. Life was hard for her, but she made it as easy for me and my siblings as possible, thinking of us and our needs before herself. “I didn’t realize that when I was a kid, but I know it now. I do not regret that we did not have a lot of ‘fun’ together - she didn’t have the time or energy for that. I had my siblings and neighborhood kids to fill my days, and that worked.” Bill B “The best time I ever spent with my mom was last Valentines Day. Went to northern Illinois and spent a day with just her. No siblings, wife, son, etc ... We talked all day and since she was 97 some of it got repeated every hour or so, but I wouldn't trade those hours for anything. “She passed shortly afterward. I will always be grateful that I had this one last and wonderful encounter with the wom-

an that helped forge the person I am.” J.Z.

Marathon is ‘pigtastic’ Loveland Herald and recently asked readers to share their stories from the Flying Pig Marathon: “Love it! Have volunteered, run full, half, relay and will walk the half this year. Great event for our community and inspiring to see the human spirit! Flying Pig team does a swine job putting on a pigtastic event!”

Lisa Kaminski

SWINE TIMES Have you ever participated in the Flying Pig Marathon, either as a runner, volunteer or spectator? What are your memories? Share your thoughts, and any photos (.jpg format, please), via e-mail. Send to nesuburban@community

The eight biggest dangers of teen driving According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, eight teens a day are killed in vehicle accidents. That is nearly 3,000 per year. Here are the leading causes of teen crashes and rules to help them stay safe. 1. Driver inexperience. Most crashes happen during the first year a teen has a license. Provide at least 50 hours of supervised driving practice over at least six months. Make sure to practice on a variety of roads, at different times of day, and in varied weather and traffic conditions. 2. Driving with teen passengers. Crash risk goes up when teens drive with other teens in the car. Follow your state’s teen driving law for passenger restrictions. The law in Ohio for drivers under the age of17 is that they may only have one passenger in the vehicle that is not a family member.

3. Nighttime driving. For all ages, fatal crashes are more likely to occur at night; but the risk is highest for Martha teens. Make Enriquez sure your teen is off the road COMMUNITY PRESS GUEST by 9 or 10 p.m. COLUMNIST for at least the first six months of licensed driving. Ohio law restricts drivers under age 17 from driving between midnight and 6 a.m. unless with a parent or guardian. Drivers that are 17 are restricted between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. with a few exceptions. 4. Not using seat belts. The simplest way to prevent car crash deaths is to buckle up. This simple step can reduce your teen’s risk by about half. Model this by buckling up yourself.



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Criminals come here at own risk Four criminals connected with a recent Avondale home invasion robbery were arrested by Loveland Police Officers April 26. They were driving a stolen vehicle and had a semiautomatic weapon in their possession. A Loveland police officer working traffic enforcement that morning noticed this vehicle did not have a front license plate, ran the rear plate, and learned that the this car had been stolen just the day before during an armed home invasion in Cincinnati. He followed it and called for back-up because the suspects were known to be armed and dangerous. As the suspects went up Ohio 48 and turned South on Cedar Drive, they must have realized they were being followed . They drove on Cedar back into Miami Trails, and when they turned


5. Distracted driving. Distractions increase your teen’s risk of being in a crash. Don’t allow talking on a cell phone, texting, eating or playing with the radio. 6. Drowsy driving. Young drivers are at highest risk for drowsy driving, which causes thousands of crashes every year. Be sure your teen is fully rested before he or she gets behind the wheel. 7. Reckless driving. Research shows that teens lack the experience, judgment and maturity to assess risky situations. Help your teen avoid the following unsafe behaviors: Speeding, tailgating, insufficient scanning, impaired driving. Here in Clermont County, the juvenile court system deals with hundreds of teen driving offenders each year. According to data over the past three years, the top reasons teens receive traffic ci-

tations are: Speeding, failure to maintain assured clear distance, failure to control, no drivers license, no seat belt, driving under the influence. While most of these incidents involve no injury or property damage, occasionally a life is lost or a loved one is injured. Encourage your young driver to be careful and make good choices when they drive. One teen lost to a traffic crash is one too many. Martha Enruiqez is the director of Clermont County Safe Communities, which is available to speak to groups regarding traffic safety, including teen driving, motorcycle safety, impaired driving and seat belt use. Safe Communities is a program of the Clermont County General Health District and partners with local groups and agencies to reduce traffic fatalities. Contact her at 735-8409 for more information.

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Time to get on firm footing The American economy has reached a turning point, one that nobody but our enemies Jean Schmidt COMMUNITY PRESS would wish for us to GUEST COLUMNIST see. Our national debt is now bigger than our economy. The debt is just over $15.5 trillion; the economy is about half a trillion dollars behind that. This isn’t the first time the United States has been in such a spot. The last time was after the twin catastrophes of the Great Depression and World War II, when the country’s debt exceeded its output of goods and services for three years straight. The House Budget Committee has drafted a roadmap to put the country back on firm financial ground. My colleague Paul Ryan, the committee’s chairman, has led this effort with no encouragement from the White House. The committee projects we could eliminate the budget deficit in 10 years. For some people, that’s too long. For others, never would be too soon. President Obama clearly has given up trying to bring the nation’s expenses in line with its income. His latest budget projects running deficits of half a trillion dollars for each of the next 10 years, by which time we could presume the president will have finished writing his memoirs, approved plans for his presidential library, and turned to perfecting his golf swing. Meanwhile, the House Budget Committee’s hundred-page “Path to Prosperity” has drawn a chorus of griping from the usual suspects, who complain that Chairman Ryan and his colleagues on the committee have conspired to pillage from the poor to boost the profits of the rich. If the opponents want to pick an ideological fight, Ryan’s not playing. “Both parties share the blame for failing to take action over the years,” stated the House Budget Committee’s report. The budget’s rising tide of red ink comes from spending too much – not taxing too little. Saying “No” is something we’ll all have to practice because what drives the deficit is spending. I voted Thursday (March 29) with the majority of the House in passing the Ryan budget plan. Now, the Senate needs to act. The longer we wait, the more difficult our task will become. Jean Schmidt is the U.S. Representative in Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District.

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The "talented trio" reuniting on stage in Loveland Stage Company’s "The Fantasticks" for the first time in 15 years, from left: John Wolff, Steve Link and Ernie Rowland. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Loveland Stage Company publicity poster for their May production of "The Fantasticks." CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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When the Loveland Stage Company Theater presents seven performances of “The Fantasticks” beginning Friday evening May 11, and running through Sunday, May 20, it will fall far short of the record 17,162 performances of the original offBroadway play. “I have a great cast and crew,” said Connie Hatfield, director for the production. “We put a little spin on it. It’s a little different. If you’ve seen it before, come back.” The “great cast and crew” includes nine talented acting veterans of community theater. Part of that talent is a trio of characters reunited on stage for the first time since being cast together in the 1997 production of “Camelot.” Steve Link, Ernie Rowland and John Wolff have all performed many times over those 15 years; just not all three together. “’The Good Doctor’ is the last thing I did here,” Rowland said. “I’ve done four plays here; ‘Applause’ then ‘Man of LaMancha’ then ‘Camelot,’ and ‘The Good Doctor.’ Ernie and John actually appeared together before “Camelot,” but that was the first and last time all three were together in the same show. John Wolff wanted it, but Steve Link played the role of King Arthur; while Wolff worked his stage magic as Merlin, The Magician, and Ernie Rowland played King Pellinore. “They’ve both always been professional,” Rowland said. “They take rehearsals serious. They take their craft serious, but not themselves. They are a joy; they’re nice people. I like em both. I love you guys.” “And that’s why I was looking forward to being back with Ernie,” Steve Link chimed in on cue. “I saw him on stage since 'Camelot;' he’s always fabulous. I was looking forward to being back with him on stage.” “The Fantasticks” brought them back together and they’ve already enjoyed sharing the stage during rehearsals. This is the fifth time Rowland will play Henry in the show. “I love this show,” he said. “It’s one of my favorites. It’s a different spin on life and romance. The grass is not always greener. Sometimes reality hits pretty hard.”

THE FANTASTICKS » Presented by the Loveland Stage Company » Loveland Stage Company Theater, 111 Second St., Loveland, OH 45140 » Evening performances at 7:30 p.m. May 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19; Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. May 13 & May 20 » All tickets $15 » Call: 513-443-4572 (Order online at » The rest of “The Fantasticks” cast: Deb Giehl The Mute; Lytle Germann – Matt; Aliyah Motley – Luisa; Terry Kearns - Hucklebee, The Boy’s Father; Jim Kearney - Mortimer; Jeff Jackson - Mortimer’s understudy

It’s a sort of love story which many have called a timeless story of innocence lost, of illusion lost and wisdom gained. Timeless? The first production ran nearly 42 years from 1960 until they closed the curtain in 2002. Yeah, timeless is probably a fair description. In this LSC production, Wolff plays the role of El Gallo. He’s been on stage with Rowland for a number of other productions beside their 1997 'Camelot' with Link. “We’ve done little things together of course,” Wolff said. “I appreciate great acting; people who really get pleasure from the roles that they play. Though Steve beat me out for King Arthur, he was a very, very noble King Arthur. I had a great time.” Speaking of the character Ernie portrayed in “Man of La Mancha” Wolff said: “I remember hating his guts. This is such a fun guy, but boy when he played that role; it was a really intense show. That’s another of those great shows.” In “The Fantasticks” they try to present the real world to these kids without destroying them, in a loving kind of way; sort of keeping an eye on them. Will the audience walk away laughing, humming a tune, or dancing: what will they walk away doing? “Those three things plus a feel-good feeling, wiser and satisfied,” Hatfield said. “It’s sort of a sentimental trip down memory lane. You just get wiser because all of your relationships take on a new perspective from this play.” Since the auditions and casting, Steve Link has looked forward to renewing his stage relationships with Rowland and Wolff. “I feel like I’m part of the Loveland Stage Company,” Rowland said. “They know how to put on a play.”

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Art Exhibits

Art Exhibits

The Colors of Spring, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Queen City Art Club’s new exhibit. Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Blossom II: Art of Flowers, Noon-5 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, Second in on-going series of national traveling exhibitions of artworks depicting and interpreting flowers of all kinds. Juried exhibition is sponsored by Susan K. Black Foundation and David J. Wagner LLC. Free. Presented by Greenacres Foundation. 891-4227; Indian Hill. The Colors of Spring, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Benefits League for Animal Welfare Benefit, 4-8 p.m., Little Red Gift Shop, 7925 Remington Road, Book signing of Cincinnati and Soup books, snacks, wine, shopping discounts and raffle. Benefits The League for Animal Welfare. Free. 891-5111. Montgomery.

Dining Events

Health / Wellness

Lag B’Omer Community Barbecue, 5:30 p.m., Blue Ash Elementary, 9541 Plainfield Road, Barbecue, inflatables, climbing equipment, basketball, tetherball courts, caricatures by Two Hand Mikey, raffle for Reds tickets and more. $13. Presented by Chabad Jewish Center. 7935200; Blue Ash.

Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Jewish Hospital Medical Office Building, 4750 E. Galbraith Road, Suite 111. 15minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish

The New Horizons Band of Cincinnati will have an open rehearsal Tuesday, May 15, at Montgomery's Swaim Park. THANKS TO DON BEDWELL

Home & Garden From Garden to Kitchen, 1-2:30 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, Greenhouse. Ron Wilson, gardening expert, and Rita Heikenfeld, certified herbalist, lead open-formatted session and talk about timely tips, container gardening, gardening with herbs and more. $10. Reservations required. Presented by Greenacres Foundation. 891-4227; Indian Hill.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 9 p.m., Tap House Grill, 8740 Montgomery Road, 8918277. Sycamore Township.

Literary - Libraries Gold Star Chilimobile, 4-7 p.m., Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road, Register for Summer Reading Program and receive free coney. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6001. Symmes Township.

On Stage - Comedy Roy Wood Jr., 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Special engagement. No coupons or passes accepted. $10$15. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Over the River and Through the Woods, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Warm, family comedy by Joe DiPietro and directed by Ginny Weil. Nick, an Italian-American boy from New Jersey, wants to follow his dream and move to Seattle, far away from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents and their routine Sunday dinners. But both sets of grandparents scheme to keep him from moving, using the lovely and single Caitlin O’Hare as bait. $17. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. Through May 20. 684-1236; Columbia Township.


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Gorgeous Container Gardening, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., The Kenwood by Senior Star, 5435 Kenwood Road, Lisa Gross, three-time gold medal winner in Cincinnati Flower Show, shares tips on container gardening and how to use it to spruce up your home. Light lunch included. Free. Reservations required. 223-3921; Madisonville.

Mariemont Players will present "Over the River and Through the Woods," a comedy by Joe DiPietro, at the Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road (just east of Mariemont) through May 20. Nick, an Italian-American boy from New Jersey, wants to follow his dream and move to Seattle, far away from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents and their routine Sunday dinners. But both sets of grandparents scheme to keep him from moving, using the lovely, and single, Caitlin O'Hare as bait. “Over the River and Through the Woods” is directed by Ginny Weil, produced by Charlie Sampson, and features Ann Baker, Bill Hartnett, Norma Niinemets, Kristy Rucker, Michael Sauer and Arny Stoller. Performances will be at 8 p.m. May 10, 11, 12, 7 and 18; at 7 p.m. May 6; at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 13; at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. May 19, and at 2 p.m. May 20. For more information or to order tickets for “Over the River and Through the Woods,” call Betsy at 684-1236. All seats are reserved and cost $17 each; non-reserved seats for the preview only are $10 each. THANKS TO TOM STOREY

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

On Stage - Comedy Roy Wood Jr., 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $10-$15. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Over the River and Through the Woods, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township. The Fantasticks, 7:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 S. Second St. $15. Presented by Loveland Stage Company. Through May 20. 4434572; Loveland.

Parenting Classes Foster Parent Training, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Diversion Foster Care, 10921 Reed Hartman Highway, Suite 315. Begin process of becoming licensed foster parent. Family friendly. Free. Through Feb. 11. 984-2031; Blue Ash.

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

Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Full-court basketball games for men. $15. Through May 27. 985-0900. Montgomery. Family Field Day, 6-8 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Celebrate Jewish holiday of Lag B’Omer with bonfire, cookout and games for all. Family friendly. Free. 761-7500; Amberley Village.


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Art Exhibits

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

Open Studios, 6-10 p.m., Loveland Art Studios on Main, 529 Main Ave., Open studios where more than 40 artists are showing their works in one building. Free. 683-7283; Loveland. The Colors of Spring, Noon-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Support Groups Women’s Separation/Divorce Support, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Comprehensive Counseling Services Inc., 10999 Reed Hartman Highway, Gain comfort, strength and empowerment to move forward with your life. Led by licensed social worker. $35 per two-hour session. Registration required. 891-1533. Blue Ash.

Civic Honoring Our Veterans, 11 a.m., Trinity Community Church, 3850 E. Galbraith Road, Program and luncheon honoring veterans, their families and friends in community. Free. Reservations required. 791-0893; Deer Park.

Community Dance Rock and Sould Dance, 8 p.m.-midnight, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road, Split-the-pot, door prizes and more. With DJ Danny Earls from WGRR. $15. 891-1700; Kenwood.

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

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

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

Health / Wellness Diabetes Conversation Maps Sessions, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, 4460 Red Bank Road, Suite 100, Theme: Blood Glucose and A1c. Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. $30 for four sessions; $10 per session. Presented by Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates. 271-5111. Madisonville. CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Providers, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, $110,

$100 members. Reservations required. 985-0900; Montgomery.

Literary - Signings Gold Star Chilimobile, Noon-3 p.m., Mariemont Branch Library, 3810 Pocahontas Ave., Register for Summer Reading Program and receive free coney. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4467. Mariemont.

Music - Classical Linton Peanut Butter & Jam Session, 10-10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-noon, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road, Madcap Music: The Madcap Puppets join the Peanut Butter and Jam musicians to tell an exciting story set to chamber music. Children’s hands-on chamber music series for ages 2-6 and their families. Free Graeter’s cookies. Family friendly. $15 flexbook of four, $5; free ages 2 and under. Presented by Linton Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions. 381-6868; Kenwood.

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The Fantasticks, 7:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $15. 443-4572; Loveland.

Recreation Open J, 7-11 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Tweens take over the pool, gym, and game room for an evening of food, fun and games. Family friendly. $27, $20 members. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village. Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15. 985-0900. Montgomery.

745-8550; Blue Ash.

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

Health / Wellness Women’s Health Week, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Mother’s Day. Daily events promote women’s health. Ages 18 and up. $20. 985-0900; Montgomery.


Holiday - Mother’s Day

2nd Saturday Divorce Workshop for Women, 8:30-11 a.m., Merrill Lynch, 5151 Pfeiffer Road, Suite 100, Workshop provides information and resources for women at all stages of divorce – before, during and after. Presented by attorneys, financial professionals and family therapists. Presenters include Karen Levy, Beth Silverman, Sherri Slovin, Mary Ellen Malas, Kyra Raimey, Erinn McKee Hannigan, Marie Hill, Susan Steinberg, Fran Hendrick. Free. Presented by 2nd Saturday Cincinnati. 8331518. Blue Ash.

Mother’s Day Brunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, Bountiful buffet surrounded by Blossom II exhibit paintings, Greenhouse tours and more. $35, $12.95 ages 12 and under. Reservations required. Presented by Greenacres Foundation. 891-4227; Indian Hill.

Roy Wood Jr., 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $10-$15. 984-9288; Montgomery.


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Art Exhibits

Over the River and Through the Woods, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township. Lights … Camera … Murder!, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Maggiano’s Little Italy, 7875 Montgomery Road, Three-course meal prepared by executive chef Karl Lenz, glass of wine, dinner, staffing fee, sales tax and show. Audience members become suspects and have chance to solve crime. Family friendly. $49.95 per person. Reservations required. Presented by Whodunit Players. 794-0672; Sycamore Township.

Blossom II: Art of Flowers, 2-5 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, Free. 891-4227; Indian Hill. The Colors of Spring, Noon-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Auditions Once Upon a Mattress, 2-5:30 p.m., Blue Ash Amphitheatre, 4433 Cooper Road, Production dates: Aug. 9-13 and 15-18. Email to reserve audition times. Walk-ins accepted if vacancies in reservations arise. All ages. Family friendly. Free. Presented by East Side Players.

Music - Student Performances Cincinnati Junior Strings, 3 p.m., UC Blue Ash College Muntz Theater, 9555 Plainfield Road, Performance by acclaimed orchestra of young string musicians under direction of Dr. Gerald Doan. Free. Presented by UC College-Conservatory of Music Preparatory Dept. 5562595; Blue Ash.

On Stage - Comedy Roy Wood Jr., 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $10-$15. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Over the River and Through the Woods, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.



Mom’s Day treat might be fresh herb spread

With Mother’s Day approaching, I am reminded of my own mom, Mary Rita Nader. You Heikenfeld would have loved her – RITA’S KITCHEN mom stood out in a crowd, but in a quiet, beautiful way. That describes her, both inside and out. What I try to do as a mom and grandmom is to share my traditions with my family like my parents did. Mom used to say to know who you are, you have to know where you came from. Remember the “other” moms too, the ones who may not be biologically related, but who are blessings in your life.

Belgian endive water lily with fresh herb spread This was a featured recipe when Country Gardens magazine came out to my home for a day of photographing my herb garden and making herbal recipes. It is so easy, looks elegant and every time I make it in class, it becomes a student favorite. Sprinkle a few fresh herbs (even parsley looks nice) and edible flowers on top for a real treat for mom. This spread is better than the boursin cheese spread you can buy. The spread is also delicious on crostini or as a dip for veggies.

Version with carrot and celery sticks

This one is fun for the kids to make. Instead of endive leaves, poke carrot and celery sticks into the mound.

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Belgian endive water lily with fresh herb spread was a featured recipe when Country Gardens magazine came out to Rita’s home for a day of photographing her herb garden\. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

Notice the range in herb amounts. Start with first amount listed and then go from there, adding more if you like. Endive leaves: 3-4 heads. Cut bottoms from endive heads. Wash leaves gently and drain well to dry. Set aside while making herb spread. Mix together either in food processor or mixer until well blended: 8 oz cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup, 1 stick butter, softened 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons each fresh herbs: oregano, thyme, basil, dill and onion chives 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

or dash or two of cayenne pepper, ground 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese Squeeze or two of lemon juice

Place mixture on large round plate. Shape into a disk. Starting with largest endive leaves first, insert leaves into bottom of mound and push in about an inch, making a single layer of leaves. Keep inserting layers of leaves in alternate rows, making a flower petal pattern. This can be made several hours ahead to this point. Cover lightly and refrigerate. When ready to serve,

sprinkle with chopped edible flowers or insert an edible flower petal into the base of each endive leave where it meets the cream cheese mixture. This spread is a good keeper, covered, in the refrigerator, up to two weeks. Even easier: Use dry herbs along with the fresh garlic, Parmesan and lemon juice. Use these herbs in place of fresh: 1/2 t ea: dried oregano, thyme, marjoram, basil, dill weed. This version is from friend and colleague, Kay Hitzler, a multi-talented nurse and cook.

I can’t tell you how many good recipes for this salad came through, and we will be posting them on my blog ( blogs/cookingwithrita/). Thanks to all who shared. Here’s a family favorite for Janice Wallace that JoAnn Marston sent in. JoAnn said: “I have had this one since the late 70's. Hope it's what Janice Wallace is looking for!”

1 box thin spaghetti (cooked according to directions on box) 1 medium red onion-chopped 1 green pepper-chopped (or mix red and green pepper) 2 cucumbers-chopped 3-4 tomatoes-chopped 1/2 bottle McCormick’s Salad Supreme seasoning 1 16oz Italian salad dressing

Mix all ingredients. Chill. Can be made a day ahead of time. Update: Wiedeman’s crescents. I’m so excited. I talked with Carole, the Wiedeman’s daughter, who found a similar recipe in a cookbook. Then I got a note from Pete, her brother, the retired owner, who shared a home version of the original Kipfel cookie! I’ll share that soon.

Readers tips: Mulberry rhubarb pie. Glendale reader Elizabeth Meyers remembered her mom’s signature pie which had rhubarb and mulberries. “A great way to get fruit into the diet on the cheap if mulberry trees are growing nearby, and the more they pick, the less the birds eat and then leave on the cars!” Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356, and go to her blog at

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The New Horizons Band of Cincinnati will have an open rehearsal Tuesday, May 15, at Montgomery's Swaim Park. THANKS TO DON BEDWELL

Your chance to join a band If you ever played a musical instrument – or if you still do – you’re invited to sit in with the New Horizons Band of Cincinnati when it stages an “open rehearsal” at Montgomery’s Swaim Park from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 15. If you are a natural born listener, then you’re also welcome to bring a chair down to the park to enjoy the band’s marches, show tunes, jazz numbers and other music. The park is on Cooper Road at Zig Zag Road, between Montgomery and Kenwood roads. The 43-member band will be fine-tuning a musical program for an upcoming engagement at an area retirement community. Men or women who played an instrument in high school, college or even military bands are welcome, as are those with an

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Land contract caution During these tough economic times, a growing number of people have been entering into land contracts as an inexpensive way to buy a house. They pay a monthly fee to the homeowner for a set number of years, then they become the owner. This allows them to buy a house even if they don’t qualify for a bank loan. But if they’re not careful, they could get burned in such a deal. Cynthia Buchanan had been renting a house in Williamsburg when the owners of the house next door came to her with a land contract offer. “They offered this house to me for what they owed on it. They said they would pay for the attorney fees and everything – and have it filed properly through the court. I never had any problems with them,” she says. That was back in 2003 and everything did go well for about six years. Then in 2009, she noticed some men surveying the house. Buchanan says, “They said, ‘We were just seeing if the house was occupied.’ I said, ‘If the house was occupied, what do you mean?’ They said, ‘Well, this house is in foreclosure.’” Buchanan immediately contacted the bank but officials there would not

talk with her because her name is not on the mortgage. Although she had been faithfully paying Howard the homeAin owners all HEY HOWARD! those years, they had stopped paying the bank. “I’ve also paid the land taxes. I quit paying them last year because the foreclosure just kept going on and on and it was one hearing after another. You know, I’ve already thrown out enough money,” Buchanan says. Unfortunately, before the Buchanans found out the house was in foreclosure, they had made improvements to the property. They say they spent about $20,000 putting in new drywall, new doors and new molding because they really thought they were going to own the place. That’s something you really don’t want to do until you actually own the property. “I presumed I was going to own it. The repairs were made and two weeks before I found out this house was in foreclosure I was in the process of having a new furnace and air conditioner

installed,” Buchanan says. Now, Buchanan says she’s glad she didn’t put any more money into the house because she and her family may be forced to move out if it is sold at a sheriff’s sale. Her only hope is that someone buys the house and allows her to remain there as a renter. The Buchanans stopped making their monthly payments about a year and a half ago, and they are trying to save their money in case they have to move out. If you’re considering buying a house on a land contract, it’s important to hire your own lawyer to draw up the contract. Attorney Michael Ganson tells me the lawyer must be able to get the mortgage company to agree in writing to alert you to any default – and give you the right to cure the default so you can keep the property. Without all that, Ganson says, you have no rights should the homeowner default. In that case, everything you paid is just going to be considered rent. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

Judge Russell to speak at Hadassah Coffee Talk The community is invited to attend Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah’s final Coffee Talk/Decaf Café of the season at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 14, at the home of Stephanie Gilinsky. Judge Heather Stein Russell will be the featured speaker on “Hadassah and Hamilton County: Healing, Helping and Empowering Women.” She will show how the Hamilton County criminal justice system and Hadassah share a similar history in recognizing treatment issues unique to women and how these two institutions have developed programs to help women locally, nationally

and in Israel. Tobe Snow is Coffee Talk chair. Russell served as an assistant HamRussell ilton County prosecuting attorney for 17 years, where she prosecuted cases in Juvenile Court, Municipal Court and Common Pleas Court. She was the first female team leader in the Major Trials Division and Major Felonies Division of the prosecutor’s office. In addition to her regular duties as one of 14 Municipal Court Judges, she

presides over a Mental Health Court docket and was appointed to the Ohio Supreme Court’s Domestic Violence Advisory Committee. A life member of Hadassah, she is also a former Loveland councilwoman and a past president of Valley Temple Sisterhood. Coffee Talk will be at 38 Carpenter’s Run in Blue Ash, Ohio 45241. Refreshments will be served. There is no charge to attend, but reservations are requested. Please call (513) 821 - 6157 or email for more information and to RSVP.

JCC Helping Hands Fund keeps Sachs legacy alive Jackie Sachs dedicated her life to helping and educating young children at the JCC Early Childhood School. After her passing a little over a year ago, the Mayerson JCC dedicated

a special area of the Early Childhood School as “Jackie’s Corner.” Now, to continue Jackie’s legacy, the JCC is establishing the new Helping Hands fund in memory of her. This fund will support the educational experience for children at the JCC Early Childhood School. Aaron Ploscowe, a parent of two children enrolled in the school, is the spokesperson for Helping Hands fund in memory of Jackie Sachs. “I’m honored to be asked to head up this fund. Both my wife and I knew

Jackie for a long time. I remember having Jackie as a teacher when I went to the JCC Early Childhood School. Nothing would suit her legacy better than having this fund that will give back to the place she loved and to which she gave her life,” Ploscowe said. The Helping Hands fund will be introduced at the Marc Rossio concert Thursday, May 17, at the JCC gym. The concert is generously supported by a generous donation from the Judy and Mark Petricoff Family Fund.

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Loveland offers JCC Adams Golf Classic June 7 Valentine card design contest now – your artwork will be held until the deadline and you won’t have to hurry. All submittals should be sent to: Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce, 123 S. Second St., Loveland, Ohio 45140 The winning card design will be unveiled at the Valentine kickoff Jan. 5, 2013, and will be the official 2013 Valentine card. The card will be for sale at several Loveland area businesses, stores, and other locations. For further information, feel free to contact Jodi@lovelandchamber. org or Tracy@lovelandchamber. org, or visit www.lovelandchamber. org

Lighthouse recruits foster parents Hamilton County’s shortage of foster parents is causing 39 percent of children to be sent out of the county to be cared for in a foster home in an unfamiliar community. This statistic is at the root of the new Be the Somebody foster parent recruitment campaign, launched by Lighthouse Youth Services in May, during national Foster Care Awareness Month. Lighthouse Youth Services has been providing foster care for more than 30 years and is currently the leading provider of foster care in Hamilton County, serving more than 150 children in Lighthouse licensed foster homes. In addition to recruitment, Lighthouse is increasing training opportunities for new foster parents and continues to provide access to a professional support team that is available 24/7 for any concern that may arise. Lighthouse Board Member Lisa O’Brien has taken the lead to bring best-in-the-business research, marketing and

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The Mayerson JCC is honoring the 1966 World Champion Flame Club Basketball Team and coach Rod McKinley at the 18th annual JCC Adams Golf Classic and Tennis Open Thursday, June 7, at Losantiville Country Club. The JCC is honoring the 1966 Flame Club that won the Pan American Maccabiah Games in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and coach Rod McKinley, representing all the Flame Club members over the years. The JCC welcomes all to participate as a sponsor, golfer, tennis player, or volunteer. Everyone is encouraged to purchase raffle tickets to win prizes or simply join the J for dinner. Proceeds from this event benefit the Steve Adams Memorial Endowment and many vital programs and services of the Mayerson JCC, including meals on wheels, Day Camp at the J, JCC Maccabi Games for teens, sports programs for all ages, and more. The JCC Adams Golf Classic and Tennis Open begins with a continental

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Circle Tail service dog group hosts annual dinner Circle Tail, which trains (through prisoners) service dogs for placement with people with disabilities free of charge, held its second annual Dinner, Art & Wine for Canines at Receptions in Loveland.

A full-capacity crowd enjoyed dinner, auction, raffle, beer and wine bar, and wine tasting with suggested pairings by emcee Amy Tobin, culinary and lifestlye expert and host of “Amy's Table,” heard on Q102.

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RELIGION Ascension Lutheran Church

Pastor Josh is leading a Sunday morning adult forum series on selected articles from “The Lutheran” monthly publication. The six weeks’ series includes topics such as “Sabbath,” “Ten Trends to Watch” and “Blessings or Privileges” and will conclude Sunday, May 27. Visitors are welcome to join the group for the 9:45 a.m. forum. The Women’s Bible Study is studying the Book of Samuel. The eight-week study is a part of the Book of Faith Series. The women meet on Wednesdays 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Childcare is provided and guests are welcome. Sunday worship services are at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. with programs for all ages at 9:45 a.m. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288,

Brecon United Methodist Church

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

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Summer children’s weekday program is 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Register online at Register for vacation Bible school at Morning VBS is 9:30 a.m. to noon, June 25-29; and evening VBS is 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 6-10. The rummage sale is coming from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 31, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 1.

Making Love Last a Lifetime small group study begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 22 and lasts eight weeks. Register online at The annual craft show is recruiting vendors to buy space at the show. Register at The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242 (791-3142 and

Epiphany United Methodist Church

The Praise Teams, choirs and bell choirs of Epiphany UMC will lead the services May 19 and 20. Each service will be filled with music for congregational singing as well as various vocal and instrumental music performances. Each service will take a scripture for its theme and the message will be provided by the music director. At the Saturday 5 p.m. service, music director Alex Gartner will lead the Epiphany Blend Praise team. The special groups that evening will be the Epiphany Children’s Bells and the SonShine Children’s Choir. At the Sunday Contemporary 9 a.m. service, music director James Potts will lead the Contemporary Praise Team in song and provide the message. Special groups performing that morning will be the Epiphany Star Ringers and the Youth Voices in Praise. The Sunday Traditional 10:30 a.m. service will be filled with favorite hymns and praise choruses. The Joyful Noise Handbell Choir will perform, as well as Epiphany member Heather Witter, accompanied by Susan Eltringham, will perform on Harp. The Voices in Praise Choir will sing their selections for the World Choir Games, led by Music Director Chester Imhausen. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 677-9866;

Good Shepherd Catholic Church

The church has Roman Catholic Mass with contemporary music Sundays at 4 p.m. The Mass draws worshipers of all ages.

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Come early to get acquainted with the new songs which begin at 3:45 p.m. Stay after Mass on the first Sunday of each month for food, fun, and fellowship. The church is at 8815 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 503-4262.

Loveland Presbyterian Church

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

Loveland United Methodist Church

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

Montgomery Community Church

The church is offering a sevenweek class entitled “After the Boxes are Unpacked” for women who are new to the Cincinnati area or are looking to connect with their community. Child care is provided. Call the church or e-mail

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PromiseLand Church

The church has prayer revival at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Sunday Worship Service is at 11 a.m. The church is located at 6227 Price Road, Loveland; 677-5981, Hills Christian Church Thriving Moms is a group for moms of infants through high school students that meets weekly to receive encouragement and instruction, make friends and have fun; conducted 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; child care provided. Call 583-0371. The church is at 6300 Price Road, Loveland; 677-7600.

River Hills Christian Church

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

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401; .

Sycamore Presbyterian Church

Join us in worship at 8:45 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School for age 3 to grade 12 meets at 10:45 a.m. Childcare is available in the nursery during the 9:45 and 10:45 services for infants through age 2. Weekly adult study opportunities are also offered. Details on these and other programs can be found on the church website calendar or by calling the church office. The church is at 11800 MasonMontgomery Road, Symmes Township; 683-0254;

The Loveland City Schools Board of Education will hold a Work Session at 6:00 p.m. on Monday June 4th, 2012 in the Board of Education Office. 1703273

Confirmation classes begin 4-5:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15. Confirmation will be at 11 a.m. May 25, at Christ Church Cathedral. Save the dates for Vacation Bible School: Thursday, July 19


LEGAL NOTICE The following legislation was adopted by Loveland City Council: 2012-28 Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to enter into a lease agreement with Greg and Sonia Smith for two garage bays on property located at the rear of 210 Ohio Loveland, Avenue, Harrison ("Bronner Garage") 2012-29 Resolution declaring May 6-12, 2012 as Public Service Recognition week in the City of Loveland, Ohio 2012-30 Resolution declaring May 6-12, 2012 as Drinking Water Week in the City of Loveland, Ohio 2012-31 A resolution declaring May 2026, 2012 as National Public Works Week in the City of Loveland, Ohio 2012-32 Resolution declaring May 20-26, 2012 as Loveland-Symmes Fire Department Emergency Medical Services Week in the City of Loveland, Ohio 2012-33 A resolution declaring May 15, 2012 as Police Officer Memorial Day in the City of Loveland, Ohio 2012-34 Resolution declaring May as Building Safety Month in the City of Loveland 2012-35 Resolution declaring May 8, 2012 as Farmers’ Market Day in the City of Loveland, Ohio 2012-36 A resolution declaring the month of April as Safe Digging Month in the City of Loveland, Ohio 2012-37 Resolution authorizing the adoption of an alternative method of apportioning the Local Government Fund Misty Cheshire, Clerk of Council City of Loveland The above listed legislation is available for inspection at the City Manager’s office, 120 West Loveland Avenue, Loveland, Ohio during normal office hours. 1702739

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through July 22. The theme is “SKY: Where kids discover that everything is possible with God.” Jawin’ with John is back. Bring wine and cheese and speak with Father John in an informal setting. Upcoming dates are from 7:30-9:30 p.m., Fridays, May 11 and May 25, and Thursdays, May 31. The St. Barnabas Youth Choir practices following Holy Communion at the 9:30 a.m. service and ends promptly at 11:15 a.m. All young people are welcome. The St. Barnabas Band practices from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sundays. The band is seeking a sound person and will provide on the job training. An Intercessory Healing Prayer Service is held the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. A Men’s Breakfast group meets on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. at Steak N Shake in Montgomery. Ladies Bible Study meets on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. at the church. Friends in Fellowship meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:15 p.m. for a potluck dinner at the church. A Bereavement Support Group for widows and widowers meets the second and fourth Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday worship services are 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.


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POLICE REPORTS LOVELAND Arrests/citations Chuck G. Webb, 27, 1000 Sunrise Drive, re-cite other department, April 24. Rebecca Ann Mckinnon, 48, 204 N. Elm St., animals-dog physical control, animals-dog registration, April 24. Amanda Hooks, 31, 5856 Highview No. 3, theft-petty, April 25. Ryan Daniel, 30, 100 Commons Drive 108, theft-petty, April 25. Kevin S. Hamill, 25, 6738 Smith Road, arrest-other agency/ county warrant, April 25. Dulcie Crawford, 75, 720 Car-

rington 205, disorderly conductintox annoy or alarm, April 26. Thomas R. Tarte, 38, 4241 Brookside Drive, arrest-other agency/ county warrant, lights; license plate light required, April 27. Jonathan D. Key, 22, 10023 Damcrest, arrest-other agency/ county warrant, re-cite other department, April 29.

Incidents/investigations Animals-dog physical control, animals-dog registration At 635 Centre St., April 24. Burglary At 3 Ridge Circle, April 28. Disorderly conduct-intox annoy or alarm

At 720 Carrington Place, April 26. Identity fraud At 516 Hanna Ave., April 28. Re-cite other department At 120 W. Loveland Ave., April 24. At 890 W. Loveland Ave., April 30. Receiving stolen property, obstructing official business At 417 E. Loveland Ave., April 26. Theft-petty At 901 Loveland-Madeira Road, April 25.

MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Aarron P. Lawson, 32, 6517 Ohio

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ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Loveland, Chief Tim Sabransky, 583-3000 » Miami Township, Chief Stephen Bailey, 248-3721 » Symmes Township, Lt. Tom Butler, 774-6351 or 683-3444 132, theft, drug possession, drug instruments, April 15. Juvenile, 15, theft, April 17. Nikhilkumar Raval, 52, 404 Sharon Park Lane No. 2, alcohol sales to underage, April 20. Kyle M. Howard, 18, 1895 Heidleberg, alcohol sales to underage, April 20. Wendy T. Haehnle, 47, 1100 Spring Ridge, alcohol sales to underage, April 20. Billy R. Cooper, 18, 3775 Ohio 50, drug possession, April 20. Charles A. Day, 18, 1424 Ohio 131, drug possession, April 20. Donald W. Hogg, 43, 1537 E. Meadowbrook, resisting arrest, obstructing official business, disorderly conduct, April 20. Two Juveniles, 17, underage consumption, April 22. Juvenile, 17, underage consumption, April 22. Juvenile, 16, assault, April 22. Andre D. Allen, 21, assault, April 22. Benjamin Sheehy, 18, 5657 Miss Royal Pass, keg law, underage consumption, obstructing official business, April 22. Samuel Rodgers, 18, 714 Shady Hollow, underage consumption, April 22. Madeline M. Mroz, 18, 1000 Marcie Lane, underage consumption, April 22. Ronald K. Rabe Jr., 18, 5438 Forest Ridge, underage consumption, April 22. Hannah E. Roberts, 18, 1108 S. Timbercreek, underage consumption, April 22. Juvenile, 17, underage consumption, April 22. Juvenile, 16, underage consumption, April 22. Juvenile, 16, underage consumption, April 22. Johnathan H. Geraci, 18, 5790 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, criminal damage, April 22.

Brian L. Whitaker, 20, 6045 Catherine Drive, theft misuse of credit card, April 22. Alan J. Smith, 49, 1 Wooten Court, driving under influence, April 28.

Incidents/investigations Assault Male juvenile was assaulted outside Mulberry Elementary at Buckwheat Road, April 17. Breaking and entering Three airsoft rifles taken from Airsoft Arms; $750 at Cook Road, April 23. Burglary TV, watch, etc. taken; $1,000 at 5206 Sugarcamp, April 18. Jewelry and money taken; $2,250 at 1623 Apgar Road, April 19. Criminal damage Vehicle scratched at 1889 Pebble Ridge No. 10, April 15. Table and door frame damaged at 5790 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, April 22. Fraud Female stated ID used with no authorization at 923 Murle Lane, April 16. Male stated ID used with no authorization at 134 Queens Road, April 18. Rape Offense involved juvenile at Glendale Milford Road, April 18. Theft License plate taken off vehicle at 5869 Elm Ave., April 16. Merchandise taken from Meijer at Ohio 28, April 15. Purse taken from room in Milford High at 1 Eagles Way, April 16. Debit card taken from vehicle at 5513 W. Mills Drive, April 17. Monies, etc. taken from vehicle at 1587 Hunt Club Drive, April 17.

WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN Please join us for an informative workshop offered by Jennifer Reigle, Financial Advisor, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC This workshop will address the financial, legal and family issues of divorce in a logical way with guidance from professionals, including a Financial Advisor, a Family Law Attorney and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst.*

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Breaking and entering Various tools and fishing equipment valued at $760 removed at 10132 Lincoln, April 22. Theft $2,400 removed at 10017 Somerset Drive, April 19.

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Harland R. “Roger” Johnson, 87, died April 9. He was an art teacher in Cincinnati Public Schools for 23 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survived by children Debra Johnson Lay, Caryn Good, Barry, Terry Johnson; stepchildren Richard Goshorn, Rebecca Kelm, Elizabeth Gierosky, Jennifer Ward; sister Jean Shaw; five grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Margaret Johnson. Services were April 12 at Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Craver-Riggs Funeral Home.

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Arrests/citations Gregory Olsen, 20, 11317 Donwiddle Drive, failure to comply, resisting arrest, possession drug abuse instruments at 11317 Donwiddle Drive, April 20. Ben Hauser, 34, 4296 Anderson, theft at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, April 18. Ryan Dorsey, 25, 4633 Symbola, disorderly conduct at 9633 Symbola Drive, April 20.


Before you go, don’t forget to download your Taste of Cincinnati App, coming soon for your iPhone & Android! Create your agenda for the day by browsing menu & drink items with a map of booth locations and entertainment schedules! It’s a must have for Taste of Cincinnati 2012!

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Don’t miss’s Metromix Stage at Taste of Cincinnati 2012! Along with a great band lineup, there will be more than 40 restaurants gathered along 6 blocks of 5th Street in downtown Cincinnati Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday and Sunday, May 26 & 27, Noon – Midnight and Monday, May 28, Noon – 9pm. Cost is FREE!

Female stated Facebook page created in daughter's name with no authorization at 300 block of Whispering Pines, April 17. Money taken; $80 at 14 Easley Drive No. 308, April 17. Jewelry, etc. taken from vehicle; $695 at 1374 Fox Hunt Court, April 18. Laptop computer, etc. taken from vehicle; $1,820 at 6704 Miami Woods, April 18. Jewelry taken; $8,800 at 969 Ohio 28 No. 126, April 18. Power cord, etc. taken from vehicle at 5864 White Gate, April 18. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $50 at Wolfpen Pleasant Hill Road, April 15. T-shirts, etc. taken from Kohl's; $38 at Ohio 28, April 19. Two backpack blowers taken from trailer; $900 at 5998 Woodsbend, April 19. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $60 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, April 22. Markers, etc. taken from Meijer; $29 at Ohio 28, April 22. Lawn mower, etc. taken at 6045 Catherine Drive, April 22. Vandalism Barbed wire cut on fence at fire tower at 5956 Buckwheat Road, April 17.


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