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Loveland reviews sign rules By Jeanne Houck

Passed over for Montgomery job

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table sandwich-board signs soon could be advertising sweets, gifts and jewelry on sidewalks in Loveland’s downtown historic district. Loveland City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday, May 22, on whether to require businesses in the historic district to use a staff-recommended sign model with a chalkboard face and metal frame and base. The sign model has a Loveland banner at the top and costs $300, plus shipping. Signs substantially similar to the model recommended by Loveland staff also would be allowed so long as they are no more than three feet tall and six feet in area. Staff also is recommending requiring that portable sandwich board signs be positioned at least four feet from the street curb and that pedestrians given at least four feet of room to walk by. A vote May 22 would be the culmination of efforts that began when the Loveland Planning and Zoning Commission, unhappy with the mish-mash of signs in the historic district, chose a sign model and recommended Loveland City Council require its use. “After exploring other available options, staff found another sign that they believe would be a more suitable and attractive choice based on staff conversations with downtown merchants and business owners,” City Manager Tom Carroll said. Carroll said members of the Loveland Planning and Zoning Commission are on board with the new sign model. Legislation recommended by Loveland staff says a permanently printed aluminum sign would be permitted subject to approval by the city zoning administrator, but that whiteboards and changeable letters would not be allowed. While Loveland staff was researching the sign issue, Carroll said, they decided to also ask Loveland City Council May 22 to make an unrelated sign change in the city zoning code. Staff wants the zoning code to say temporary promotional signs used to advertise special events or sales cannot be erected more than seven days before them and must be removed within three days after them.

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Teacher steers recycling effort Burge rides bike to Portsmouth for ceremony

By Jeanne Houck

LOVELAND — – It wasn’t enough for the teacher at the center of Loveland High School’s groundbreaking federal recycling award and a state recycling honor to accept congratulations and plaques. Tracy Burge, an environmental science teacher at Loveland High School who has led the high school’s recycling efforts for two years, decided she had another lesson up her sleeve. Burge biked to and from a state ceremony at the Shawnee Lodge & Conference Center at

the Shawnee State Park in West Portsmouth – 85 miles each way. There, the Ohio Environmental Council honored Loveland High School for its efforts. “I am thankful for the opportunity to be ‘green’ while commuting to the ceremony,” Burge said. Earlier Loveland High School was notified that the U.S. Department of Education had named it one of its first Green Ribbon Schools. Only 78 schools in the nation – including two in Ohio - were selected for the distinction. The Loveland City Schools continually looks for ways to


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reduce its energy usage, said Meg Krsacok, communications coordinator for the district. “Loveland implemented an energy-improvement plan and obtained $6 million of interestfree financing provided under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009,” Krsacok said. “This deal was the first of its kind to be completed in Ohio and the sixth in the U.S. “The capital raised was used to provide energy-efficient upgrades to buildings which have reduced gas and

LOVELAND — Loveland City Manager Tom Carroll says he has plenty to keep him busy since learning he has been passed over for the job of Montgomery city manager. “My focus can now turn 100 percent to the critical conversation Loveland will be having in the coming months about city-service levels,” Carroll said. “The residents face two bad Carroll choices on Nov. 6: either cut services significantly or increase the income tax rate from 1 percent to 1.25 percent. “This is an important issue, and having the MontWeisgerber gomery issue resolved allows me to focus on citizen dialogue about the consequences of either difficult choice,” Carroll said. Carroll was among four finalZuch ists for the job of Montgomery city manager, a post that attracted more than 40 interested people from across the nation. Ultimately Montgomery City Council chose one of its own: Wayne Davis, who has 12 years’ experience with Montgomery and who has been serving as acting Montgomery city manager since last September. Montgomery City Council promoted Davis, who was Montgomery’s assistant city manager, to city manager at a special meeting May 7. Davis, who also served in the past as Montgomery’s finance director, succeeds Cheryl Hilvert, who retired last year. “I am truly, genuinely happy for my good friend, Wayne,” Carroll said. “He will do a great job for Montgomery, and I was honored

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Burge. “Ms. Burge’s students have been at the forefront of initiation and implementation in school recycling programs,” Krsacok said. “Last year, students began a school-wide recycling and trash reduction program to reduce trash volume. As a result of their efforts, Loveland was awarded ‘Outstanding High School Recycling Program’ by the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. ‘Through their efforts, the volume of trash generated in the cafeteria has gone from 60 to 22 bags a day,” Krsacok said. “The reduction in trash has saved the district approximately $300 a month in trash-removal costs. “Ms. Burge says the trash volume will decrease even more because the cafeteria will begin a composting program in the fall. “Students are looking toward the future to make the cafeteria a ‘zero-waste’ facility,” Krsacok said. Students also participated in a cell phone recycling program called ‘Go Bananas’ that was sponsored by Cincinnati Zoo. “Loveland High School students recycled the third-largest number of cell phones in the nation.”

Burge said teaching students about recycling is more than a job. “I have a personal passion for the environment and reducing, recycling, and reusing, which fit perfectly into my environmental science curriculum,” Burge said. “Through my students’ efforts we have changed the culture of our school.” Burge is encouraged by the national and state awards. “I feel hopeful about change and motivated to try to bring about more,” Burge said. “It is inspirational to see the response from my peers and students. They have all participated in this cultural change. It is great to be part of such an effort.” Burge will be part of an effort of a different kind this summer, when she participates in June in the 2,745-mile mountain-bike race from Canada to Mexico called the Tour Divide. “Less than 10 women in the world have completed the race and no women over 50,” Burge said. “I will be 51 when I complete the course. “Racers have to travel more than 100 miles a day in order to finish in the allotted time,” Burge said. “Racers are allowed to ride alongside of other racers, but can get no support of any kind from other racers, friends or family. “It is strictly considered to be a solo race,” Burge said. Follow Burge’s journey in her blog about the Tour Divide at For more about your community, visit Loveland.

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to be included in the interview process. ‘Montgomery is a truly special community and I learned a great deal from their process which we can do in Loveland,” Carroll said. Montgomery City Council’s decision followed a lengthy in-house assessment and interview process. Montgomery City Councilwoman Gerri Harbison said Davis had some worthy opponents in the competition for the job of Montgomery city manager. Besides Carroll, finalists were Springfield Township Administrator Mike Hinnenkamp and Sykesville, Md., Town Manager Matthew Candland. Loveland Mayor Rob Weisgerber is pleased Carroll is staying in Loveland. “Mr. Carroll is clearly one of the best city managers in this region and brings both energy and passion to his role here in Loveland,” Weisgerber said. “Mr. Carroll’s drive to

make the city of Loveland the best community to live in challenges the staff and city council to think outside the norm and deliver cutting-edge policies and performance. “Mr. Carroll is always willing to apply influence outside the city’s corporate boundaries, like at the Ohio statehouse, for the betterment of our community,” Weisgerber said. Loveland City Councilman Brent Zuch summed up his reaction to the news Carroll is not going to Montgomery in one word, “relieved.” “This is a watershed moment and trying to break in a new manager while losing other top professionals at city hall could have been disastrous,” Zuch said. “This was never about the money. I just hope those who seek to undermine him and therefore Loveland gained a moment of clarity and realize the errors of their ways.” For more about your community, visit /Loveland. Get regular Loveland updates by signing up for our email newsletter. Visit

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Mother chronicles son’s cancer diagnosis Loveland man subject of book; now doing well By Shelly Sack

One family’s story of struggle and survival can help another. That’s the thinking of Montgomery resident Susan Dineen, who recently wrote a book about her son’s diagnosis with a rare form a cancer. He is now a healthy adult with a family, but his diagnosis as he was leaving high school and leaving for college was a shock for the family. When another family going through a similar situation years later contacted Susan, she decided to turn it into a book for a writing class she was taking. “Finding a Way Out,” an 83-page paperbook book (available through or is the product of her efforts. It details the family’s struggle when its formerly carefree and invincible teenage son is diagnosed with synovial farcoma of the neck. Only 60 other cases were documented in the world. Son Kevin was in his

senior year at St. Xavier High School enjoying soccer and volleyball when the diagnosis came. He was excited about going to Miami University, when his world shifted to focus on his illness. “We wanted him to take some time and focus on his treatment. But he didn’t want to miss a beat, wanted everything to stay the same and wanted his life not to change. He was always very focused,” Susan said. But Kevin remained adamant about staying the course for his future. “I wanted to help other parents that may face a similar situation and walk through the emotions during diagnosis, treatments, side effects and aftermath,” she said. Kevin was supportive of her venture into being an author. “She came to me with the idea and I thought it was great,” he said. “I knew for her it would be helpful as a memorial of the experience and how it changed her and our family. In the years since, I’ve written and spoke about it and had the opportunity to share. I think it was helpful for her to use the experience and assist other people. When this happens, your whole family goes through the ex-

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The county is responsible for the upkeep of 391 bridges. Manger said steady strides are being made to replace deficient bridges. “As of 2011, we have a total of 66 load-restricted bridges (those that are posted to carry less than 40 tons); only two are posted for less than 12 tons, meaning they are not accessible for school busses and safety vehicles,” he said. In 2011, maintenance was performed on 22 bridges, and 66 culverts were either maintained or replaced at a cost of

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Pizazz celebrates 10 years in Loveland

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News headlines scream out daily about business closings and bankruptcies all around us.

In Loveland, Pizazz has flourished and is celebrating 10 years as a unique boutique in Historic Loveland by the Scenic Little Miami River Trail. In recognition of that 10-

year milestone of success, the Loveland Chamber of Commerce kicked off a weekend birthday celebration at Pizazz Thursday, April 12. Chamber President and CEO Jodi Inabnitt,

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and several Loveland business leaders and council members joined in a champagne toast for Pizazz. Owner Jan Ranard thanked customers with a variety of refreshments, drinks and a birthday cake. “Pizazz means relationships,” Ranard said. “That’s been one of the best things. We’ve seen a lot of relationships form here. Today has been very rewarding. So many people have come in and told me they come in here and it makes them feel happy.” The word has spread. People don’t just come from Loveland. They come from all around to get happy at Pizazz. Someone told Jennifer Baker about it. She and her husband, Pete Baker, have come from Mason regularly for about five years. When they received an invitation to join in the 10-year anniversary festivities Saturday, April 14, they didn’t want to miss it. “It’s always fun. It’s always something new and different; something you won’t see anywhere else,” Jennifer said. “They’re very focused on customer service. They will go out of their way to get anything you’re looking for, if they carry it, or if they don’t have it. It’s been great. Everybody is really nice.” Jennifer is really fond of making modern charm bracelets from the Trollbeads she finds at Pizazz. Employees let her know whenever new Trollbeads come in. Pete Baker usually buys gifts for Jennifer from the unique shop; gifts

she picked out. “I know better than to pick anything out for her myself, Pete said. “I’m not so interested in the things that are here. They have extremely good customer service, are very customer oriented; the girls deal with customers very nicely. We’re happy to support a local business.” Unique gifts and great customer relationships have helped Pizazz succeed for 10 years in Loveland. It is not an accident. Ranard has developed strong business relationships with the representatives that supply those unique gift items in her shop. Sandy Keeney was on hand Saturday to help celebrate 10 years of success for Pizazz. She’s the representative for Vera Bradley, which has been a mainstay at the shop. “Hands down! Jan is my most creative retailer,” Keeney said. “You can tell she’s an artist at heart. I love that. Our relationship is great. We have a great professional relationship and friendship. She is wonderful to work with. Her displays are always fabulous.” Keeney works with more than 30 other retailers and has seen several businesses come and go. “Pizazz is one of the stronger businesses,” she said. “I have seen a couple come and go, and struggle more than Pizazz. They do a great job. The strong businesses continue.” A strong identity with customers has helped Ra-

nard continue with Pizazz. Gift manufacturer representative Jodi Steinhilber has worked with Pizazz since early on. Her line offers several of the gift varieties found in the boutique. She says the identity Jan has with her customers makes it easy for her to pinpoint what gift products she’ll like. “It’s a broad line and not everything is for everybody,” Steinhilber said. “Jan has a very distinct look to her store. That makes it easy to find the things that will work for her. I don’t have to waste her time with things I know aren’t going to work. The look is bright and fun. If it is bright colorful and bold, it belongs here.” Steinhilber says she’s seen a lot of businesses come and go. As a testament to how difficult it is to get longevity, five of her clients will be closing by this June. A willingness to try new things is part of the reason Steinhilber believes Pizazz has lasted 10 years. “You have to make the extra effort to keep your business going” Steinhilber said. “You have to make it fun for people to come in. You can’t just open the doors and expect people to come in. I think Jan’s been very successful at that. People come in and enjoy the environment, they’re welcome, and it makes them happy to come in here.” More at: or visit at 122 W. Loveland Ave, Loveland.

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Robotics 7th in world

Members of Infinite Resistance talk with a team from Taiwan. Loveland High School freshman Alex Bunk is at far left with military hat. THANKS

The First Tech Challenge World Robotics Tournament was in St. Louis at the Edward Jones Dome. Teams from each of the 50 states and around the world competed for the World Championship title, including teams from China, Russia, the Netherlands, Canada, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Romania, Australia, India and South Korea, making it a true world event.


Infinite Resistance, composed of students from Loveland, Lakota, Mason and Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy schools competed in the event. In only its second year as a team, Infinite Resistance placed seventh out of 128 teams at the world competition. In addition Infinite Resistance held the world record score of 788 points for two days along with thier alliance partner

Porthal from Anchorage Alaska, only to have it broken during the very last round by Masquerade from Tampa and Whitefield Academy from Louisville. Team 4530 members: Lakota - Eric Ambrus, Ryan Fisher, Isabelle Tessier, Alexandre Tessier, Frederick Tessier, John Trygier Loveland - Alex Bunk Mason - Nick Zhao CHCA - Kyle Fisher

Carley Taggart, Alyssa Thiel, David Trate, Jonathan Vincent, Kelsey Wagner, Luke Walker, Melissa Watson, Anne Weaver, Carla Weismantel, Lena Wilson, Sierra Wood and Nicole Worley. High Honors - Tyler Barger, Matthew Becker, Lauren Bennett, Gloria Bertke, Andrew Bessey, Mitchell Bilotta, Jordan Breitholle, Lauren Brodof, Jacob Burleson, Jacob Carlsen, Mitchell Casperson, Jessica Comorosky, Marc Czulewicz, Christy Flaherty, Lindsay Flaherty, Zachary Flege, Elizabeth Foster, Katelyn Frozina, Claudia Giuffre', Joseph Goit, Devin Harvey, Samuel Hoffman, Jacob Holle, Hannah Hope, Michael Huber, Lyndsey Jenkins, Kathryn Johnson, Sarah Kanitz, Megan Kiley, Renee Koth, Andrew Kovacs, Bridget Landis, Rachel Leever, Eric Linnevers, Brandon Livengood, Kelly Lowry, Evan Lynch, Aaron Malloy, Erin Mautino, Julia McCoy, Maranda McDonald, Kyle Michelfelder, Hannah Morgan, Bryant Nichols, Anthony Nightingale, Mollie O'Brien, Maxwell Olberding, Shannon Palmer, Zachary Perry, Graham Peters, Mikayla Pitman, Erin Pogue, Robert Quisenberry, Arianna Ranieri, Alexander Reineck, Martynas Rubikas, David Salay, Kyle Schweer, Christina Sechang, Allison Shaw, Katherine Shoals, James Short, Amandah Simmons, Nolan Snyder, Grant Spikes, Hannah Sublett, Alicia Sullivan, Paige Switzer, Kaitlyn Szabo, Meghan Tegtmeier, Mackenzie Veith, Michael Wagner, Madeline Whitaker, Alexandra Williams and Matthew Williams. Honor Roll - Ashley Andrews, Brian Baez, John Bilski, Benjamin Clawson, Daniel Clepper, Lauren Crall, Barrett Dannemiller, Taylor Deemer, Andrew DeMellia, Bryan Gilligan, Lucas Graff, Austin Hamilton, Adam Hughes, Austin Johnson, Isabelle Jones, Roger Kallis, Kathleen Kauffman, Devin Knutson, Sarah LaCombe, Nicholas Lang, Kyle MacKenzie, Collin Maher, Bryson McGillis, Spencer Myers, Aaron Nelson, Paul Newbold, Kyle Oshima, Brendan Peterson, Hannah Pfaltzgraff, Chelsie Pippa, Christian Przezdziecki, Nicolas Ranieri, Danielle Reichman, Nicholas Rodier, Garrett Said, Michael Scherpenberg, Cole Schlesner, Carlie Sherlock, Austin Steiner, Allison Stewart, Ryne Terry, William Viox, Adam Warden, Jonathan Williams, Lindsey Wittwer and Amber Zych.

man, Jillian Kemmet, Sarah Kling, Gabrielle Kraml, Kenneth Li, Mary Lloyd, Michael Louis, Jonathan Ludwick, Megan Main, Reece Martinez, John McDowell, Danielle Meyer, Garrett Miller, Joshua Moss, Abby Mullowney, Alexander Neal, Sabrina Newstead, Kerstin Nilsson, Stella Norris, Christina Palmer, Nicholas Papa, Rebecca Pearson, Zana Percy, Sarah Pfaltzgraff, Anna Ralph, Tyler Reiring, Kathryn Rice, Carly Rolfes, Grace Samyn, Nicole Santos, Sandy Sechang, Emily Shelton, Akaash Sheth, Kyle Sieg, Rupert Sizemore, Craig Slusher, Tara Spencer, Olivia Sperry, Maggie Stancliff, Alaina Strand, Marguerite Strong, Elizabeth Sullivan, Emily Tedford, Kenneth Tester, Jerry Thomas, Jonathan Treloar, Christina Veite, Chandler Viox, Lauren Wachenfeld, Thomas Wassel, Brooklynn Weber, Michael Weinberg, Clarissa Weyman, Danielle Wheeler, Katherine Winoker, Leah Wood and Elizabeth Worsham. High Honors - Katelyn Altieri, Katelyn Audia, Rachel Baker, Mary Bell, Gabrielle Bertline, Zachary Bess, Adam Blakely, Kevin Boggs, Dana Boyd, Christopher Boys, Daniel Brooks, Kayla Burton, Kyle Burton, Christina Capobianco, Oliver Ceccopieri, Logan Cornett, Andrew Dannemiller, Jonathon Davis, Drew Demmerle, Ricki Dews, James Downing, Matthew Dugger, Shelby Dundes, Julia Eaton, Ariel Fischer, Kirsten Geiger, Kyle Goins, Dakota Griffin, Lisa Hewitt, Griffin Hodges, Jay Hubble, Brandon Huber, Stephanie Jacob, Kelsie Jamison, Brandon Johnson, Ashley Jungclas, Andrew Karle, Dimitar Karshovski, Michelle Kauffman, Charlotte Kenter, Phillip Kepler, Nicholas Kerkhove, Austin Klueh, Anthony LaMacchia, Meghan Lester, Josephine Lupariello, Matthew Marascalchi, Kyle Mary, Thomas McCarty, Sophia McDole, Stefanie McKelvey, Jordan McNally, Jacob Meyer, Jessica Miller, Christian Moeller, Colleen Molloy, Hannah Moloney, Joseph Moran, Olivia Oakes, Ogonna Ononye, Nicholas Pecot, Emily Pfaltzgraff, Jacob Pickens, Pamela Plagens, Nicole Ploof, Marie Policastro, Molly Query, Molly Reich, Abby Reynolds, Kyle Richardson, Daniel Sarnecki, Mariah Schweiger, Taryn Shrout, Haley Shuemake, Amy Simone, Megan Slabaugh, Gabrielle Stafford, Ryan Sullivan, Matthew Swaine, Jarron Talbot, Alexandra Taylor, Joel Taylor, Alyssa Tipton, Jenna Turner, Jacob Volk, Logan Walls, Nathan Walter, Reed Walter, Kallie Warner, Zachary Weaver, Marisa Whitaker, Andrew Wilkins and Austin Worcester. Honor Roll - Tatiana Ariapad, Cavan Bailey, Kalli Barcroft, Shannon Barnell, Evan Beck, Skylar Beisel, Matthew Belcik, Tyler Bernius, Eric Bryant, Bryan Callahan, Megan Cullen, John Denke, Mario Dias, Alexander Dolezal, William Ewing, Hannah Graves, Kameron Hale, Kristen Hale, Henry Howard, Jordyn Jackson, Kylee Knabe, Kendall Kroener-Fein, Olivia Legg, Daniel Maples, Kenneth Miller, Danielle Morra, Reiju Nemoto, Reagan Owens, Allison Pfaltzgraff, Parker Phillips, Megan Randall, David Rankin, Reed Schlesner, Abigail Schnure, Heather Shumaker, Alexandra Smith, Chloe Smith, Ashley Spradlin, Thomas Venable, Cara Witherby, Lindsey Wittmer and Ashley Young.


The following students have earned honors for the second quarter of 2011-2012.

Freshmen High Honors with Distinction - Iain Abbott, Emily Bateman, Isabel Boyle, Logan Briggs, Terra Brulport, Alexander Bunk, Holli Cook, Matthew DelPozzo, Jamie Demers, Katelin Doarn, William Eaton, Aaron Engstrom, Gabrielle Ernst, Lucas Fields, Katarzyna Fisher, Derek Fletcher, Douglas Foster, Breanna Franco, Kevin Garner, Alexandra Glenn, Megan Goins, Katie Gorman, Chase Grafflin, Emily Green, Sophie Greenberg, Lauren Hains, Abigail Hamm, Johan Harris, Morgan Heck, Jacob Hilliker, Sarah Hoderlein, Shane Humphrey, Zakary Kadish, Mitchell Kenter, Daniel Kiley, Lena Koenig, Anna Koscielicki, Haley Kuhn, Devin Lally, Eleanor Landis, Savannah Lee, Melissa Louis, Megan Luetkemeyer, Carley Lutz, Brian Maher, Geneva Marr, Joshua Meszaros, Brittany Miller, Meredith Montalbano, Kathryn Mulhollen, Alexander Myers, Kassandra Naughton, Dylan Norton, Robert Oberholzer, Chance Overberg, Giovanna Panepinto, Jessica Partin, Kelly Powers, Josephine Puchta, Jonathan Quigley, Michael Ralph, Emily Rasmussen, Kylea Royal, Lauren Schroer, Alexander Sganga, Abigail Smith, Paige Smith, Christopher Snyder, Corynne Swift, John Tallant, Rebecca Trate, Jonathan Tuttle, Isaac Vock, Anna Vuyk, Connor Wagner, Nicole Walerius, Clayton Walker, Stuart Wasmund, Anna Wassel, Madeline Weiler, Katherine Wright and Heidi Zimmer. High Honors - Jacob Albin, Dylan Armstrong, Adam Beran, Madison Bishop, Jessica Blumberg, Sarah Boerger, Tyler Buchanan, Kayla Bullock, Zachary Burpee, Ashley Cable, James Carl, Emily Childers, Riley Clarey, Timmy Clawson, Sarah Cronin, Carsen Davenport, Tyana Davis, Kailyn Despotakis, Derrick Dews, Logan Duff, Lauren Ellis, Tristan Fields, Dillon Frees, Rachel Froberg, John Garry, McKenzie George, Erin Glossop, Douglas Guzior, Blaine Hamilton, Alison Harmeyer, Jessica Hawk, Justin Henthorn, Joshua Horton, Tiana Hough, Ryan Jacob, Abby John, Riley Junod, Lauren Kiley, Matthew Kincaid, Abigail Klueh, Rachal Koonce, Keith MacKenzie, Danielle Marascalchi, Michael McManus, Nicholas Miller, Taylor Miller, Peter Morgan, Martin Myaka, Bridget Nobiletti, Kevin O'Hara, Joshua Palmer, Joseph Papa, Monica Parsley, Andrew Paschal, Madeline Phillips, Jennifer Pifer, Margaret Policastro, Mattingly Poole, Nathan Prost, Krystal Ramey, Keegan Redslob, Melanie Reindl, Halle Russo, Christena Scalf, Sarah Schuster, Rabiya Sheikh, Keval Sheth, Taylor Siekman, Casey Smith, Margaret Smith, Madison Stanley, William Stephenson, Kelsey Sublett, Kaleb Swartz, Brittany Talbott, Indigo Thoman, Devin Thomas, Mitchell Toney, Maeci Ujvari, Liam Vogt, Kari Watts, Kristen Wedmore, Jacob Werling, Leslie Whicker, Alexis Wiles and Leeza Wittmer. Honor Roll - Jessica Amrein, Katie Baker, Michael Barnell, Nicole Blanchard, Magen Brailey, Sarah Breyer, Robert Brown, Evan Burig, Brian Buse, Cesar Bustamante, Tayloranne Campbell,

Brianna Carey, Christopher Ceccopieri, Matthew Connor, Jacob Cox, Luke Davis, Tyler Davis, Nicholas DelCimmuto, Benjamin DeVol, Paige DeWitt, Emily Dougherty, Daniel Drew, Trevor Ealy, Omar El-esses, Wesley Engstrom, Taylor Florence, Sierra Goldfarb, Jessica Gorman, Tylor Griffin, Joseph Hill, Peter Hoffman, Charles Homan, Destiny Hughes, Dalton Inabnitt, Andrew Ingram, Madolyn Kelsey, Conley King, Alexis Lacey, Payge Lacey, Ian Leever, Danielle Lippi, Drew Lowry, William Lutz, Alex Lynn, Jonathan Mack, Demi Mastrian, Andrew McDonald, Koby McGillis, Sierra McQuery, Rowan Monroe, Jade Morris, Noah Myklebust, Connor Newstead, Tara Norton, Carly Nunn, Jakob Oslack, Alexander Papa, Skylar Pitcher, Matthew Reardon, Joshua Reichman, Nathan Reigle, Brendan Rhoden, Giovanni Ricci, Ian Rice, Georgina Richards, Keegan Riley, Jose' Rivera, Jordan Romes, Olivia Salatin, Conner Schrader, Zachary Simone, Caden Smolenski, Joel Spencer, Sarah Trombly, Andrew Vandenberg, Anthony Venzin, Michael Viox, Mitchell Wagner, Jacob Wellington, Lili Wint, Tyler Worley and Alicia Young.

Sophomores High Honors with Distinction - Nuria Alonso, Andrew Alten, Emilia Anderson, Katelyn Arnold, Camden Baucke, Carly Beckstedt, Hannah Bellamah, Anneliese Berberich, Jessica Berchtold, Ashley Boggs, Gregory Bohn, Katherine Borger, Elizabeth Boswell, Sydney Botts, Nathan Bryant, Sarah Byrde, Lucas Carle, Alec Carovillano, Emily Carrello, Ethan Conte, Corey Cotsonas, Katie Crum, Katrina Culbertson, Kerianne Cummings, Andrew Davis, Megan Day, Bryce Demoret, Nathan Dickerson, Sydney Dudley, Brendan Dzigiel, Harold Dzigiel, William Edison, Erin Ellis, Melissa Eng, Carolyn Eyre, Bradley Faust, Sarah Geiger, Rachel Griswold, Brayden Gruber, Zachary Hadden, Jennifer Hadley, Kayla Herrmann, Emily Hoff, Serena Jacobs, Natalia Jerdack, Audrey Jewell, Mackenzie Johnson, Lily Jones, Madelyne Jones, Anna Kendrick, Allison Kluge, Mollie Kowalchik, Anna Lawrence, Anne Lehmann, Allison Lesperance, Christina Locasto, Emily Luti, Rita Maricocchi, Gillian Marr, Lauren Mary, Dakota McSorley, Ryan Mellett, Camille Mennen, Lindsey Miller, Alexander Misyukovets, Darby Moloney, Richard Mulvey, Anna Niemeyer, David Osborne, Morgan Ovens, Kaitlyn Payne, Justine Perl, Levi Ping, Jacob Price, Katherine Randall, Elizabeth Rawson, Erin Richmond, Martin Robbins, Emily Robinson, Guste Rubikaite, Kelli Scarpa, Caitlin Schauer, Rachel Sharn, Nolan Shumaker, Cierra Sizemore, Kathleen Sova, Cameron Spicer, Olivia Stanton, Christopher Stecki, Perry Strong, Sidney Thomas, Peter Vuyk, Reid Waddell, Brooke Wallace, Erin Werking, Ashley Wheeler, Davis White, Stephanie Wilson and Jade Worley. High Honors - Jenna Adkins, Matthew Albert, Logan Amon, Alexandra Anderson, Colette Audax, Stephanie Bachtell, Casey Baumgarth, Jacob Belcik, Cameron Bennett, Michelle Bowling, Elizabeth Bowser, Nora Bray, Ceirra Brison, Michelle Brown, Olivia Cade, Lucy Conlon, Alan Copley, Abby Docherty, Caitlin Dombroski, Jacob

Elfers, William Evans, Kelly Farrell, Stephen Feagles, Kathleen Ferris, Kennadee Fischer, Jordan Fuller, Austen Funke, Abigail Gambill, Sarah Goldenberg, Luke Groene, Austin Hastings, Celeste Hefner, Chelsea Heimbrock, Alexander Hesse, Whitney Housley, Elizabeth Jacobs, Molly Kessler, Jason Koontz, Michaela Kruzel, Julia LaMacchia, Olivia Lee, Ailea Lee-Wilson, Ryan Lukemire, Kelsey Lykins, Angela Lynch, Mackenzie Mahon, Morgan Mansfield, Kelsey Martin, Brian McElveen, Mitchell McFarland, Scott Miller, Kathleen Moreland, Benjamin Morey, Timothy Newbanks, Jenna Pauly, Alayna Pease, Brian Popp, Michelle Rasch, Paige Ratterman, Anna Reich, Megan Riehle, Zachary Royer, Darren Sackett, Charles Schefft, Lauren Schneider, Katherine Schott, Michael Shaver, Stephanie Simon, Eric Sparks, Emilie Stalnaker, Alyssa Stubbers, Megan Suder, Alina Syed, Jade Tailor, Lauren Thomas, Joseph Trewiler, Kevin Visco, Matthew Vogt, Carley Wallace, Rachel Westcott, Austin Willis, Jared Witt, Alec Wood, Carly Wood, Riley Woolston and Thomas Worsham. Honor Roll - April Ashley, Griffon Bernth, Seth Brennock, Brian Bullock, Everly Burke, Lila Butler, Elliott Cade, Brian Cadwallader, James Caniglia, James Childers, Jessica Cottrell, Nathaniel Cox, Danielle Demmerle, Allison Dierling, Nathaniel Dolbier, Spencer Fuller, Andrew Gonzales, Lindsay Gross, Jacob Gruber, Thomas Haberer, Carla Heath, Rachel Heath, David Hooker, Nicholas Huber, Alicia Huth, Mitchell Jackson, Kyle Jarc, Ian Jeffery, Rebecca Jewell, Benjamin Jones, Tessa Kraus, Dimitrios Loukoumidis, Tyler Mikula, Joel Moss, Olisa Okafor, Olivia Pifer, Rachel Randall, Megan Ries, Lilyana Rodriguez, Hollie Saatkamp, Tomosumi Sato, Charles Schickel, Chloe Schwartz, Parker Seney, Maria Staley, Thomas Stone, Daniel Tringelof, Randy Webster, Griffin Weinberg, Nicholas Weiss, Austin Wesley, Alexandria Whitaker, Clayton Woosley and Brian Zaller.

Juniors High Honors with Distinction - Alexis Azallion, Jonathan Bauer, Jennifer Benesh, Kristen Bisig, Lauren Blumberg, Juliana Booth, Sara Boyle, Kathryn Breyer, Melissa Brown, Alacea Bullock, Kayla Cavano, Zachary Cotsonas, Phoenix Crane, Natalie Dall, Graham David, Olivia Denzy, John Despotakis, Grace Dolan, Laura Doppler, Taylor Dschaak, Ayah El-Khatib, Stephanie Eng, Samra Eskender, Joseph Frees, Alexander Genbauffe, Leesa Gilgen, Tanner Hawk, Kyle Henderson, Katie Hoderlein, Taylor Hoffman, Chelsea Hothem, Michelle Huber, Mallory Jackson, Katrina James, Samuel Lehmann, Katie Loomis, John Lundeen, Sarah Luti, Karl Mattes, Kyle Mattes, Daniel McManus, Lisa Metzger, Daniel Miller, Kelly Molloy, Michael Montalbano, Ryan Moss, Alma Muller, Jenna Myklebust, Cassandra Nedeljko, Katharine Nelson, Sean Noble, Jackson Norris, Allen Osgood, Ciara O'Somachain, Rune Percy, Michael Plitt, Grant Portune, Mahbod Pourriahi, Traci Powers, Sean Rice, Maria Rockett, Danielle Schrader, Ryan Schroer, Erik Seroogy, Sara Sexton, Nicholas Shoemaker, Christopher Sloane, Kimberly Strong, Allison Suder, Jessica Szabo,

Seniors High Honors with Distinction - Andrew Albert, Jacob Alten, Ryan Altman, Ashley Arnold, Brooke Barnes, Eric Bauer, Matthew Beachy, Kristen Bjerke, Dylan Bodley, Samuel Bowdler, Brittany Breitholle, Sarah Brizzolara, Tyler Brown, Alexander Burpee, Nicole Chan, Megan Clifford, Cameron Conte, Lauren Czebatul, Austin Dewees, Christopher Doarn, Carson Dudley, Jessica Duncan, Lauren Dusold, Haley Edison, Jillian Elfers, Katy Engel, Claire Eschenbach, Nathan Fackler, Daniela Fisher, Mary Fisher, Ryan Fisher, Morgan Fletcher, Ashley Frees, Toni Gardner, Alexandra Gonzales, Steven Goodman, Alexander Gordon, Julia Griffin, Bailey Hanson, Erik Henderson, Charles Heyob, Abigail Hoff, Austin Hopkins, Jessica Horton, Nicole Hudson, Nicholas Jerdack, Carly Jewell, Reagan Johnstone, Cameron Kahrs, Amy Kamper-

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Sportsman voting ends May 18 Seven vie for Herald’s top athletes

Loveland Herald readers only have a few more days to vote for the 2012 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year, an online contest that closes Friday, May 18. To place a vote, go to Find the red and blue Sportsman of the Year logo on the right-hand side (you may need to scroll down) and click on

it for a list of newspaper ballots/ links. If you do not already have a account needed to vote, you can create one the first time you vote. You may also log in using your Facebook account and link that Facebook account to your account. You may need to clear the cache on your Internet browser for the voting process to go smoothly for you the first time. Once logged in, you can vote every day up to 150 times until midnight Friday, May


Winners will receive a pair of tickets to an upcoming Cincinnati Reds game, courtesy of the club, and a story in the June 20-21 issue. Twitter updates on voting trends can be found at #soy12 or by following @PressPrepsMel. Log-in issues can be directed to Jordan Kellogg at Further questions can go to Melanie Laughman at

Here are the Loveland students on your ballot:


Ryan Fisher Austin Klueh Jacob Meyer Matt Swaine


Rachel Baker Julie Griffin Tara Spencer


Boys track and field

» At the FAVC Championships May 11, Loveland won the meet title behind several strong performances. Giovanni Ricci took first in the high jump, while teammate Nathaniel Slagel took the top spot in the long jump. In field events, the 4x100 and 4x400 teams also earned first-place victories.

Girls track and field

» At the GGCL Championships May11, Ursuline finished fourth. Sydney Bell won the 300 hurdles,100- and 200-meter dashes, while Christine Frederick won the 3,200 meters. In relays, the 4x400 relay squad took the top spot.


» Moeller racked up wins May 3 against Alter 4-1, May 4 against Loveland 3-2, and May 7 at Anderson 5-0.


» Moeller defeated St. Xavier 5-4 on May 7. On May 9, the Crusaders beat Elder 17-3.


» Moeller beat Chaminade-Julienne 25-7, 25-11, 25-9.



» Loveland beat Colerain 5-2 May 9. Reed Schlesner improved to 4-2 with the win. Aaron Malloy drove in two runs. The Tigers followed up with a 14-10 win over Kings May 10. Michael Louis got the win and improved to 4-2. At the plate, Joe Moran was 2-4 with three RBIs. Mitchell Lendenski and Darren Sacket had two hits and drove in two runs. Loveland plays Elder in the sectional finals May 17.


» In the Division I sectional opener, Loveland blanked Mercy 3-0 on May 7 as Olivia Pifer returned to the pitching circle with the win and was 2-3. Olivia Stanton was also 2-3 and drove in a run. On May 9, the Lady Tigers beat Harrison 6-3 with Pifer winning again and senior Haley Shuemake belting a home run. The victory put Loveland in a game with Oak Hills on May 14, after deadline.


» Moeller finished second in the GCL tournament defeating La Salle 5-0 and Elder 3-2 on May 5.


Loveland's Mitchell Lendenski gets in his unique stance as the Tigers played Turpin April 30. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Talented Loveland team just misses FAVC title By Scott Springer

Loveland's Joe Moran returns to the dugout after scoring the first run of the game in the Tigers' 2-1 win over Turpin April 30. SCOTT

LOVELAND — The Loveland baseball team’s quest for an Fort Ancient Valley Conference title was put on hold initially by a thunder delay in their game with Anderson, then longer by a severe thunderstorm that washed out games May 4-5. That forced the May 7 makeup, just a day before the Tigers were to face Colerain in the tournament. In the re-do, the Redskins defeated Loveland10-3 and Milford beat Little Miami 3-0, giving the Eagles the title. In terms of overall winning percentage, the Tigers had their best season since 2006’s FAVC Buckeye champs that were 18-7. Much of the credit goes to coach Ken Reed’s pitching staff. Before the weekend washout and prior to the tournament, Loveland ace Michael Louis had an earned run average of 1.12. “He’s going to end up leaving us as one of the top five pitchers in the program,” Reed said. “He’s got a career ERA under


2.00. The wins haven’t always matched up with him; we lost two games where we got shutout 1-0 and 2-0. He’s been lights out for us the last two years.” The Tigers also had multiple wins with senior Reed Schlesner, junior Bryce Plitt and sophomore Brian Bullock on the mound. To close games, they had senior Sam Timmerman, whose submarine delivery garnered him the team lead in wins and saves.

“Rubber arm,” Reed said. “He’s been outstanding keeping everyone we’ve faced shut down.” At the plate, several seniors have rebounded from mediocre junior years to have outstanding final seasons. Most notable, is first baseman Joe Moran. Of the regulars, Moran leads the team in hitting and on base percentage. “He’s been swinging well the last week and a half and it’s not

just the power numbers,” Reed said. “It’s quality at-bats when we need to bring the runner in from third. He’s a quality kid and a plus athlete. When you get that mixture, you’re going to be successful.” Senior Jacob Meyer’s been consistent all season long and leads the team in doubles, while sophomore Darren Sackett offers a unique package as a catcher who hits from the left-side. “He’s special,” Reed said. “He’s thrown five guys out in the last two weeks and has done a great job swinging as well.” First and foremost for Loveland, the seniors have consistently delivered. “Mitch Lendenski’s been out of sight,” Reed said. “Reed (Schlesner) has done it on the mound and at the plate. He’s a pest and he gets on base and makes things happen. And, Ryan Altman has done a good job in the two-hole.” The combination of senior urgency and some well-timed perSee TIGERS, Page A9



Next up for Loveland baseball: Elder Action-packed games highlight week for varsity team The following are submitted summaries of the week’s Loveland varsity baseball action. » The Loveland Tigers baseball team suffered a disappointing defeat May 7 in losing their last conference game of the season to Anderson, 10-3. The loss combined with Milford’s 3-0 extra inning win at Little Miami dropped the Tigers out of the conference lead for the first time this year to place second behind Eagles in the final FAVC East standings. After defeating Anderson on Wednesday, May 2, in a slugfest, their May 4 game was suspended at Loveland due to weather. With the score 0-0 at the time the game stopped, the Redskins were batting in the top of the second inning with 1 out and a man on third. When play resumed the runner on third scored on a two-out single giving the Redskins a 1-0 lead. The Tigers tied the game at 1-1 in the third when Reid Waddell scored after singling on an RBI ground out by Ryan Altman. The Redskins went back in the lead 2-1 in the fourth. That lead was short lived as Loveland tied the score when Mitch Lendenski scored on a throwing error after singling. In the fifth Anderson broke the game open sending 10 batters to the plate and scoring 6 runs to take an 8-2 lead. A single run by the Tigers scoring Altman on a single by Lendenski in

the fifth and two more runs by Anderson in the sixth would complete the scoring. Hitting leaders in the game for Loveland include: Altman 2-4, R, RBI; Lendenski 1-3, R, RBI. The Tigers baseball team completed their conference schedule with a record of 12-4, second place in the FAVC East. » The Tigers began the state tournament May 9 and emerged with a 5-2 first round victory. Reed Schlesner (W, 4-2) was the Loveland starting pitcher and got the win, throwing six scoreless innings while recording nine strikeouts. Meanwhile the offense got going for the Tigers in the fourth when Joe Moran led off the inning by reaching on an error and advanced to third on two wild pitches. Mitch Lendenski walked, then stole second to put runners on second and third. Darren Sackett followed with a single scoring Moran. Aaron Malloy then delivered a suicide squeeze bunt for which he dropped past the pitcher’s reach, scoring Lendenski easily, and having to be fielded by the second baseman. During the ensuing throw to first trying unsuccessfully to get Malloy out, Sackett never stopped running around third and also scored on the play to make the score 3-0. In the fifth the Tigers would score two more runs. Schlesner singled and was thrown out at sec-

ond with Ryan Altman at the plate with two strikes on him. The pitch to Altman was apparently strike 3, but was neglected by the umpires and scorers as Altman was allowed to continue his atbat eventually reaching first base on an error. Moran then tripled scoring Altman and later scored himself on a single by Jacob Meyer. After Lendenski walked the Colerain coaching staff brought the third strike on Altman to the attention of the umpire. Realizing their mistake, but only after three batters had come to the plate for the Tigers with Altman’s run scoring, the only call the umpires could make was to say the Tigers batted out of order and awarded the out but kept the run and a 5-0 lead for the Tigers. In the seventh inning and with Schlesner, the Cardinals pushed two runs across after loading the bases on three singles and a couple of walks. Sam Timmerman (S, 4) came in and got the last 2 outs to complete the Loveland win. Hitting leaders in the game for Loveland include: Schlesner 2-4: Meyer 2-3 2B, RBI; Sackett 1-2, R, RBI; Malloy 2RBI. » In Thursday’s second-round game the Tigers faced FAVC arch rival Kings, a team whom they swept in their conference season series at the beginning of the year. A tough draw for the Tigers considering the rivalry, the game was tight throughout with the Tigers prevailing 14-10. Loveland took a 2-1

lead in the first on aggressive base running by both Reed Schlesner and Joe Moran on separate plays after the Knights had scored a run in the top of the inning. Kings came back with four more runs in the third on some shoddy fielding by the Tigers for a 5-2 Kings lead. The Tigers sent 11 batters to the plate in the bottom of the inning scoring seven runs. Joe Moran began the inning with a single and capped the inning with a two-run single. Hits by Lendenski, Sackett and Malloy (RBI) followed Moran’s first single with a walk to Terry and a 2 RBI single by Reid Waddell. The Tigers got another run in the fourth on an RBI single by Terry, which scored Landenski. Kings closed within one scoring four runs in the fifth, but the Tigers got four of their own in the bottom of that inning highlighted by back-toback two-RBI singles from Lendenski and Sackett. Kings added a run in the seventh for the 14-10 final score. Michael Louis (W,4-2) started for Loveland and got the win. Brian Bullock pitched 2 1/3 solid innings in relief of Louis before giving away to Sam Timmerman, who got the last two outs of the game. Hitting leaders include: Schlesner 2-4, 3R: Moran 2-4, 3R, 3RBI; Lendenski 2-3, 3R, 2RBI Sackett 2-3, R, 2RBI; Waddell 1-3, 2RBI; Malloy RBI. Loveland next faces Elder Thursday, May 17, at La Salle High School.

Austin MacEachen slaps the shot as part of Moeller's first doubles team with Tommy Sullivan in the background. SCOTT

By Scott Springer



Senior Mitchell Patterson handled first singles, with juniors Logan Wacker and Mike McGrath at second and third, respectively. First doubles was seniors Tommy Sullivan and Austin MacEachen, with junior Brett Carlin and sophomore Kevin

Morrison on second. Playing a virtual “murderer’s row” of competitors, Patterson lost more first singles matches than any other player in the league. His coach knows those numbers might well be reversed in many other leagues.

In the Division I tournament at Mason, Wacker had the best showing for the Crusaders, making it to the quarterfinals before being ousted by Sycamore’s Deepak Indrakanti. In doubles, Carlin and Morrison also made the quarters, before losing to Sycamore’s Dylan Stern and Nikhil Grandhi.


KENWOOD — After a season above the .500 mark and a second-place finish in the Greater Catholic League tournament, the Moeller tennis team went into the sectionals at Mason standing pat with their season long lineup.


Athlete of the week

Washington University in St. Louis had three student-athletes earn University Athletic Association Athlete of the Week honors, including Loveland High School graduate Sarah Fisher. Fisher is a sophomore on the No. 24-ranked softball team, Fisher earned UAA Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week honors after breaking her own school record in the 3,000meter steeplechase at the Rose-Hulman Twilight Meet on April 20. She posted the third-fastest time in NCAA Division III this season (10:40.00) to win the event. Fisher’s time bettered her own school record by more than seven seconds

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sonnel moves have led to the Tigers being in the hunt all spring. One of those was moving sophomore Reid Waddell to shortstop and junior Ryne Terry to third. “He’s a prototypical third baseman-big strong guy,” Reed said. “Since we made that move our team defense improved dramatically.” Of Reed’s talented group, three and possibly four will be playing college baseball. Reed Schlesner had committed to Miami University before the sea-

and set a new stadium record at the meet. Entering the UAA Championships, she has the fastest time in the 3,000 steeplechase and is ranked fifth in both the 1,500 and the 5,000.

First marathon

Erin Bauer, a 2008 Loveland High School graduate, recently ran her first marathon – this year’s Flying Pig. She finished in 3 hours, 10 minutes, making her the 11th-place finisher of the female runners, and first in her age group. Bauer graduated from Malone University on April 28. To share news of your college athlete, send information to

son, and during the season Mitch Lendenski signed with Shawnee State and Sam Timmerman with Muskingum. Joe Moran is signed to play football at Grand Valley State, and Jacob Meyer will do the same across town at the College of Mount St. Joseph. With Meyer’s success at the plate, he could pull double duty at the Mount. “The coaches like him a lot,” Reed said. “They want him to; it’s just going to be his decision.” In the tournament, the five-seed Tigers defeated Colerain 5-2 on May 9. They play Elder at 5 p.m., Thursday, May 17, at La Salle.


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Which candidate wins Ohio in November? your first choice for the Republican nominee, now is the time to do a little soul searching. To attain your Larry Heller ultimate goal you will need COMMUNITY PRESS GUEST to make a few COLUMNIST political sacrifices. It is far better to support and vote for a non-perfect candidate. The only other two alternatives are to stay home in protest and not vote or vote for someone other than Romney. However, before you make your decision, you need to make sure you truly understand who benefits politically from each of the latter two decisions. The importance of motivating and getting people to vote in elections is the difference between victory and defeat. Many races in elections are won by 5 percent or less of the total votes cast. In the May 6 primary election, the Ohio state senator for District 14 election was won by a margin of only 182 votes out of 35,644 total votes. There-

fore, if just one person in each of the 200 precincts in Clermont County got one more person to vote in their precinct, the outcome may have changed. Your personal vote is important, but the vote of your relatives, friends and neighbors is also very critical. You need to encourage others in your circle of influence to make sure they are registered to vote and continually encourage them to vote in November. Lastly, there is an effort under way in Clermont County to begin to organize individual precincts to establish an ongoing process to improve voter turnout and maximize the impact on elections. Many precinct central committeemen and other liberty-minded individuals are leading this effort. So if your precinct central committeemen, a friend or neighbor contacts you and asks for help, I hope your answer is yes. Our freedom and country as we have come to know it, is at stake in what will be the most critical election of our lifetimes.

Larry Heller lives in Miami Township.

CH@TROOM May 9 question What do you remember about your high school or college graduation? What advice would you give to this year’s college graduates?

“If you want to be able to get a decent job, have health care options and not be taxed beyond belief for being one of the achievers, if you want to have some of what our founding fathers fought so hard for, then the best advice is, vote!” L.D.B. “The best recollection was my graduation from XU in '69. Commencement speaker was George McGovern. I have no recall of what he said, but I really enjoyed my parents getting their shorts in a bind for XU allowing that 'commie' to speak. He was my hero then and now. He was right then and still is.” J.Z. “It was in June, 1944 – a month and year we will never forget. It was after the ceremony at Music Hall our graduation robes deposited back home that we went to Beverly Hills Night Club. Ted Lewis was the featured attraction and after the chorus lines, band playing and comics he came on and gave the show of his life. His famous song, 'Me and My Shadow' with his young understudy acting as the shadow, brought the house down and many encores followed. What an evening, or morning I should say, because this was after midnight, way into the wee hours of the morning. “On our way home decided to entertain our English teacher by singing many songs to her outside her home and the ending with the school’s fight song. It was many years later that she told me she was on her knees looking out the window at us and laughing until tears came to her eyes. “After some breakfast where

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I don’t remember our dates brought us home and it off to la-la land. Tired but filled with memories. And thinking what lay ahead of us, especially those boys who rose to the call of colors and went on to fight, some not to return. It was a sad time but we came through it – memories and all.” M.D.D. “I graduated in the spring of 1992 when the economy was in the midst of the George H. Bush recession so it wasn't until the following spring after Clinton was elected that our consultancy began to see any upswing and it wasn't until about two years later that the economy finally was in a recovery mode. “Therefore the circumstances of the market were very similar to now. I would tell graduates not to be too picky about taking a job in their field. If you can find a job in your field of study, take it. Employers have a lot of candidates and they don't like to be told you'll consider the job. If offered at the interview take the job and start as soon as you can. “Find the cheapest housing in the safest neighborhood you can. Not a time to be spending a lot on living expenses. If you have a college car, keep driving it. Start immediate contributions to a 401K or an IRA. “Also, many companies will hire graduates on a contract basis, sometimes just shy of 40 hours so they can avoid paying benefits. Evaluate seriously your stance on the new Health Care Bill. Once the reality of pur-



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In November, several states may hold the key to who becomes our president for the next four years. These include Florida, Virginia, Michigan and Ohio. No recent president has won the White House without winning the state of Ohio. Although the race will be close, most recent polls indicate Ohio, if the vote were today, would go to Obama. If he is your man, then there really isn’t anything more for you to do. However, if you do not want Obama to serve a second term, then what are you going to do about it and when? Yelling at the television/radio or complaining to your spouse, relatives or friends may make you temporarily feel better, but what will it accomplish? So what are you willing to do to make Obama a one-term president? Now that the primary season is about over, it appears certain that the race for president will be between Barrack Obama and Mitt Romney. If Romney was your candidate all along, then you decision is pretty simple. However, if your ultimate goal is to defeat Obama and Romney was not


chasing individual health care is presented many will realize what a necessity it is to have the universal health care option. “Those that are lucky enough to be hired on at salaried positions be prepared to work a lot of unpaid overtime. Most companies will use new employees to stay late and be the drivers of the business with regular hour directions from long-term, senior employees. This allows companies to keep productivity high, with supervision of senior members, quality stays consistent and they can bill for all the time at full billing or overtime rates to clients while keeping new employees on a set salaried compensation. “Finally, be as accommodating to the company and your fellow employees as you can be. Consider social life, outside of work interests and free time to be way down the list of priorities once you start working. Your new role is to help drive the economy with a new sense of freshness, and determination and boundless energy. Much of the recovery and how quickly it occurs will be riding on how much time and devotion you are willing to put into your job. “When I graduated I averaged 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Monday-Thursday, with 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and then two full weekend days a month depending on Monday deadlines. Each salaried employee averaged 300 hours of overtime with some being as high as 380, all unpaid because we were salaried. We kept this pace for three years until the tech began to bring the economy into full recovery. “It was rough on our lives, our families and some families didn't survive the hours, but in the end we felt we made a contribution to the great invisible hand of capitalism and we were proud we were able to get through those times while still affording our car payments, rent and food.” I.P.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Proud of Loveland police

The Loveland Police Department has much to be proud of. In recent weeks, they have shown courage, discipline and professionalism in every aspect of their daily routine. A very special thanks to our K-9 officer Azar. I attended a meeting at the end of last year, and was very supprised to hear that any one of our officers could be facing a cut from the department, including Azar. I was against it then, and I am most certainly against it now. If we have to raise our city’s income tax, than so be it. Our police department should have never been a target for reduction. I hope everyone in Loveland will consider how safe they feel living in our community, especially in light of recent events a few weeks ago. When it’s time to vote in November, please vote in favor of our men and women of “Loveland’s Finest.”

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Economic train wreck coming This is going to be hard to write. It is also politically offensive to a lot of people, but is must be said. The president and the Senate are fiddling and Rome (us) is starting to burn. So as not to be totally biased, the Repugnicants are offering no acceptable or understandable reason why they are right about the economy. Sadly, they are right, but seem unable to present anything more than political rhetoric about why they are. OK, now that I have offended everyone, let’s get down to some simple economics. Money supposedly represents some standard of value. Our money represents no standard. Price increases in commodities such as oil, gas, food or gold are an indication of the loss of value in the dollar simply because we are printing too many of them. Supply and demand of these commodities is also a factor. As the demand for them goes up, so does their value. As the unbacked supply of dollars goes up, their value goes down. Since last fall I have been walking around with what would seem to be a gigantic amount of money in my wallet. Don’t bother to try to rob me, it is from Zimbabwe. There is a 100 thousand dollar note with the curious inscription that it has an expiration date. There is also a $20,000,000,000 dollar note. Yes, that’s $20 billion. These were not the largest we saw. But, it should be enough to get someone’s attention. The reason these notes were in existence is because the government of Zimbabwe ran such a huge deficit that the tried to pay it off by printing money. If this is beginning to sound familiar, it is time for concerned citizens to be very alarmed. The riots and troubles in

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Greece will be minor compared to what is likely here. Greece is going through Edward Levy COMMUNITY PRESS some difficult times. GUEST COLUMNIST Assuming they get their economy in balance, there will be the Euro to see them through the problems. Our problem is that there is no possible backing available for the amount of debt we have already accumulated. Any resolution to the debt problem will have to come from the entire population. Printing money will solve nothing. We are already seeing prices rise as a result of the money we have printed to hide the debt. We are issuing bonds against unfunded government obligations. The true unemployment figure is much higher than what the government reports. Raises are almost nonexistent and many with jobs are afraid to retire. Those who will suffer the most from this and the future economy will be the working class and the young people who would normally enter the work force. The only resolution to this serious problem is to balance the budget quickly with a reasonable surplus. It will take both parties to stop the stupid politics and work for the entire population instead of misleading their supporting constituencies. Time is running out. The next serious warning will be another down grade in our national debt. That will cause even more distress for the middle and working class citizens. Edward Levy is a longtime resident of Montgomery and a former college instructor.

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Union Township residents Stephanie and Frank Castelluccio, parents of Tony Castelluccio, walk into the Let Us Never Forget gala among the decorations honoring fallen soldiers.



Jim and Linda Missman of Union Township look over the silent auction items at the Let Us Never Forget fundraising gala April 14.


Julie Mankin of Union Township stopped to look at the picture of Staff Sgt. Mark Anthony “Tony” Wojciechowski among the decorations at the Let Us Never Forget gala. She is a friend of the Wojciechowski family.

Photos and story by Lisa J. Mauch

MIAMI TWP. — Nearly 1,000 attended the seventh annual Let Us Never Forget scholarship dinner April 14 at The Oasis. This year’s theme was Heroes Among the Stars. The money raised will be used to provide scholarships to children of those lost during the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. A surprise guest emcee was Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis.

The ice sculpture at the Let Us Never Forget gala captured the 2012 theme of “Heroes Among the Stars.”

Debra Decourcy of Union Township purchased a silent auction item for her niece.

Keith Maupin, left, father of Staff Sgt. Matt Maupin, and Lucy Luff, mother of Sgt. David Luff, greet each other at the Let Us Never Forget fundraiser. Both of their sons were honored at the event, which the Maupin family started to raise money for a scholarship in memory of Matt.

Batavia Township resident Don Carter looks over items up for bid at the Let Us Never Forget gala’s silent auction.

Members of the Union Township Police Department Honor Guard Officer Chris Wilson, left, and Officer Jeff Joehnk look at pictures of fallen soldiers from the Tristate at the Let Us Never Forget event.

Pierce Township resident Pam Gossett, left, is greeted by Yellow Ribbon Support Foundation volunteer June Wilson at the Let Us Never Forget gala April 14.


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THURSDAY, MAY 17 Art Openings

Art Exhibits

MJHS: The Visual Experience, 7-9:30 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Exhibit of digital artwork and animations created by student artists at Mariemont Junior High School. Artists on hand to discuss digital pictures, portraits and animations, as well as giving live demonstrations of digital animation and artmaking software. Free. 2723700; Mariemont.

Audubon’s River, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 6300 Price Road, Art works inspired by John James Audubon’s exploration of the Ohio frontier. Family friendly. Presented by Greater Milford Area Historical Society. Through June 17. 2480324; Loveland.

Business Seminars Implementing an Effective Desktop, Mobile Device and User Support Process, 7:309:30 a.m., Full Service Networking, 9987 Carver Road, Learn about how to proactively manage desktops and various mobile devices, while implementing an effective user support system - enabling you to focus your undivided attention on executing your organization’s strategic IT initiatives. For IT professionals. Free. Registration required. 782-4208; Blue Ash.

Health / Wellness Women’s Health Week, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Thirsty Thursday. Daily events promote women’s health. Ages 18 and up. $20. 985-0900; Montgomery. Lifeguard Training For New Lifeguards, 5-9 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Through May 21. 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Monday. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. SaturdaySunday. $325-$350. Reservations required. 985-0900; Montgomery.

Ursuline Academy is sponsoring its 23rd annual golf classic outing on Monday, May 21, at O'Bannon Creek Golf Club. The 18-hole scramble will be preceded by an 11 a.m. lunch followed by a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. The event will feature hole-in-one contests and other special events. A dinner, awards program, silent auction and raffle will follow the round. There will be men's, ladies' and mixed couples divisions. The entry fee is $150/player which includes golf cart, lunch, dinner and tee favor. An athletic department sponsorship is $1,500 and includes entry fee for four players, sponsor sign at hole and complimentary refreshments for four. All proceeds will support UA's athletic programs. For further information or to reserve a spot, please go to and click on the golf outing link. FILE PHOTO 5692; Loveland.

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with your life. Led by licensed social worker. $35 per two-hour session. Registration required. 891-1533. Blue Ash. 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.

Hot Kitchens and Cool Baths Seminar, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Neal’s Design Remodel Gallery, 7770 E. Kemper Road, Project consultants and designers discuss trends in kitchen and bath design. Light fare provided. Free. Presented by Neal’s Design Remodel. 489-7700; Sharonville.


Audubon’s River Lecture, 7-8 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 6300 Price Road, Lecture told through art depicting John James Audubon’s life and work during his 13 years in the Ohio frontier. DeVere Burt, of Cincinnati Natural History Museum, describes various points of interest and stories. Benefits Greater Milford Area Historical Society. $10-$20. Reservations required. Presented by Greater Milford Area Historical Society. 248-0324; Loveland.

Karaoke and Open Mic

Art Exhibits

Music - Acoustic

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

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. MJHS: The Visual Experience, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Exhibit of digital artwork and animations created by student artists at Mariemont Junior High School. Artists on hand to discuss digital pictures, portraits and animations, as well as giving live demonstrations of digital animation and artmaking software. Free. Through May 22. 272-3700. Mariemont.

Waiting on Ben, 7-11 p.m., Rudino’s Pizza and Grinders, 9730 Montgomery Road, Duo Show. 791-7833. Montgomery.

Home & Garden

On Stage - Comedy Nate Bargatze, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $8-$12. 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. 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.

Recreation 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.

Support Groups 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. Women’s Separation/Divorce Support, 7-9 p.m., Comprehensive Counseling Services Inc., 10999 Reed Hartman Highway, Gain comfort, strength and empowerment to move forward

Art Openings Audubon’s River, 6-8:30 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 6300 Price Road, Art works inspired by John James Audubon’s exploration of the Ohio frontier. Opening features historical discussion with DeVere Burt; $10, $5 seniors and students. Benefits Greater Milford Area Historical Society. Exhibit continues through June 17. Family friendly. Free admission. Presented by Greater Milford Area Historical Society. 248-0324; Loveland.

Exercise Classes AquaStretch, Noon-1 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Involves being stretched by trained instructor in shallow water with 5-10 pound weights attached to body. Price varies. Registration required. Through July 27. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Health / Wellness Women’s Health Week, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, Friday Facials. $20. 985-0900; Montgomery.


On Stage - Comedy Nate Bargatze, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$12. 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, $15. 443-4572; Loveland.

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. Through Dec. 28. 985-0900; Montgomery.

SATURDAY, MAY 19 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. 683-

Health / Wellness Diabetes Conversation Maps Sessions, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, 4460 Red Bank Road, Suite 100, Theme: Preventing long-term complications. 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.

Home & Garden Hot Kitchens and Cool Baths Seminar, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Neal’s Design Remodel Gallery, Free. 489-7700; Sharonville.

Music - Acoustic Generation Gap, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, Free. 2479933; Montgomery. Bob Crawford, 9 p.m.-midnight, Bucks Tavern, 3299 W. U.S. 22/Ohio 3, Solo acoustic covers of popular rock music from the ’60s to the present. Ages 21 and up. Free. 677-3511. Loveland.

Nature Bird Watching and Pancake Breakfast, 7:30-10 a.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, With Ann Oliver and John Robinson, experienced local birders. $20, includes breakfast. Reservations required. 683-2340; Loveland.

On Stage - Comedy Nate Bargatze, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$12. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Over the River and Through the Woods, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township. The Fantasticks, 7:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $15. 443-4572; Loveland.

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

Shopping Silverton Block Watch Association Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Silverton Municipal Building, 6860 Plainfield Road, Rain date: May 26. Music, food, split-thepot and raffles. $30 per booth; free for shoppers. Presented by Silverton Block Watch Association. 936-6233; Silverton.

Special Events Castle Day, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Loveland Castle, 12025 Shore Road, With Knights of the Golden Trail. Castle gardens, marketplace of handmade crafts, comedy acts and historic reenactments. $5. Presented by The Knights of the Golden Trail. 683-4686; Symmes Township.

Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 Loveland-Madeira Road, Hosted by Bob Cushing. 791-2753. Symmes Township.

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



Art Exhibits

Hospice of Cincinnati and Fernside Summertime Classic, 5:30-9 p.m., Kenwood Country Club, 6501 Kenwood Road, Dinner event, $50. Twoday event features dinner and various auctions Sunday and golf outing Monday. Benefits Fernside Center for Grieving Children. Registration required. Presented by Bethesda Foundation Inc. Through May 21. 8651621; Madeira. A Day With Carrie Newcomer, 5:30-9 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Oratory and dining room. Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Concert by singer/songwriter at 7 p.m. Benefits Womens Way, Women Writing for a Change and Grailville. $40, $35 advance for dinner and concert. Concert only: $25, $20 advance. 6832340. Loveland.

Audubon’s River, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 248-0324; Loveland. MJHS: The Visual Experience, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700. Mariemont.

Education Let My People Know: Community Day of Learning, 1-6 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Presentation by Dr. Hal M. Lewis, nationally acclaimed keynote speaker, 10 workshops and special reception recognizing Nancy Klein, Cincinnati’s founding Melton School director. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

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

On Stage - Children’s Theater Wump Mucket Puppets, 2 p.m., Julian’s Deli and Spirits, 200 W. Loveland Ave., Half-hour puppet show includes silly songs and jokes by Northside-based puppet troupe created and performed by puppeteer Terrence Burke. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Wump Mucket Puppets. 521-4900; Loveland.

On Stage - Comedy Nate Bargatze, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$12. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Over the River and Through the Woods, 2 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township. The Fantasticks, 3 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $15. 443-4572; Loveland.

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

Schools College Caravan, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Trip to Ohio State University. Tour campus and get real story from current students. Includes lunch. Ages 9-12. $50, $36 members. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

MONDAY, MAY 21 Art Exhibits MJHS: The Visual Experience, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700. Mariemont.

Benefits Hospice of Cincinnati and Fernside Summertime Classic, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Kenwood Country Club, Golfing event, $200. Registration required. 865-1621; Madeira.

Karaoke and Open Mic Acoustic Open Mic, 7-10 p.m.,

Dining Events Association for Affordable Great Food and Wine: Wine Dinner, 6:30 p.m., InCahoots, 4110 Hunt Road, Four-course dinner paired with four wines. Ages 21 and up. $40. Reservations required. Presented by The Wine Store. 984-9463; Blue Ash.

Farmers Market Loveland Farmers’ Market, 3-7 p.m., Loveland Station, W. Loveland Avenue, E. Broadway and Second Streets, Located at Loveland Station parking area: Route 48 and W. Loveland Ave. Presented by Loveland Farmers’ Market. 683-0491; Loveland.

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

Religious - Community Making Love Last a Lifetime, 7-8:30 p.m., Church of the Saviour United Methodist Church, 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Biblical perspectives on love, marriage and sex. For singles, engaged people and married couples who want to pursue keys to helping develop a healthy, satisfying and successful marriage. DVD eight-week study by Adam Hamilton. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 791-3142; Montgomery.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23 Art Exhibits Audubon’s River, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 248-0324; Loveland.

Business Seminars Easy Ways to Minimize Plan Compliance Risks and Control Costs, 8:30-10 a.m., Kenwood Country Club, 6501 Kenwood Road, Dinsmore’s Bill Freedman and Ben Wells along with First Financial Bank’s David Chrestensen for panel discussion and analysis of why your qualified plan may not, in fact, be so qualified. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Dinsmore & Shohl. 977-8200; Madeira.

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

Health / Wellness Orthopaedic Expert Presentations, 3-4 p.m., Jewish Hospital, 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Dr. Frank Noyes on Staying Active with Knee Arthritis: New Advances in Knee Surgery. Series features experts sharing information and answering questions on variety of topics related to pain and treatment options. Free. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 686-4040; Kenwood.

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


Learn from the experts and become a master recycler by participating in the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District’s four-session program. The master recycler program will cover the recycling process, waste reduction and composting each Wednesday in June from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Cost for the four-session program is $10 total if received by May 23 and $15 total by May 30. Space is limited and open only to adults who live or work in Hamilton County. Master Recycler Program details: Week one - June 6 Topic: “Recycling 101 – Introduction to Curbside and Community Drop-off Recycling” Location: Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services, 250 William Howard Taft Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219 Week two- June 13 Topic: “Recycling 102 – Recycling Outlets for Items not Accepted in Curbside or Drop-off Recycling Programs” Location: Crayons to Computers, 1350 Tennessee Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45229 Week three - June 20 Topic: “Reduce and Reuse – How to Keep from Producing Waste in the First Place” Location: Matthew 25 Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash, Ohio 45242 Week four – June 27 Topic: “Composting – ABCs of Small-scale and Large-scale Composting” Location: Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206 To register, contact Susan Schumacher at 946-7734 or at susan.schumacher@ For more information visit www.HamiltonCounty

Keep bran batter in refrigerator When the kids were younger and something went haywire in their lives, Rita they would Heikenfeld wonder why. I RITA’S KITCHEN would say “there’s a reason for everything.” Those are what we call “teachable moments.” Well, the same thing happened to me yesterday at suppertime. I asked my husband, Frank, if we had gas in the grill since I had a nice flat iron steak thawed out. The answer was “yes,” so he took the steak out to the grill. Then the answer got switched to “no.” We were out of gas. I didn’t want to use the stovetop grill pan (too messy) so I used the broiler. Oh my gosh, the steak turned out perfect. And I can’t tell you how long it’s been since I broiled any kind of meat. Now I’m a fan of broiling again. So even when you’re older, there are still teachable moments.

Broiled flat iron steak

I’ve mentioned before how much I like this cut of meat. It has the tenderness of beef tenderloin and the beefy flavor of chuck, since it is part of the chuck. This method works for flank steak as well. Score steak with knife on both sides. Rub with olive oil, then rub in a bit of garlic on each side. Season with salt and pepper. Broil 4 inches under broiler, about 6 minutes or so on each side for medium.

Always-ready refrigerator bran muffins The batter can be kept 2-3 weeks in the refrigerator. Next time I make the batter, I’m going to use part whole wheat flour. My batter lasted two weeks before I used it up. Not a real sweet muffin. I love having this batter on an as-needed basis. 3 cups whole bran breakfast cereal (not flakes) 1 cup boiling water 1 cup brown sugar, packed 1 stick butter 3 large eggs 2½ cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 2 cups buttermilk (I used whole buttermilk) 1½ teaspoons vanilla Extra sugar for sprinkling on top (raw sugar is good) optional

Add water to cereal and stir until cereal is moistened. Set aside. Cream brown sugar with butter until smooth. Add eggs and beat until light. Stir in flour, baking soda, salt, buttermilk and vanilla until blended. If not baking at once, transfer to container, cover and refrigerate 2-3 weeks. When ready to bake, spoon mixture, about ¼ cup for each muffin, into buttered or sprayed muffin tins, filling 2⁄3 full. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 15-20 minutes or so until golden. Variations: Sprinkle one tablespoon of any of these over each muffin before baking: Chopped dried fruit, blueberries, chocolate chips, nuts or a combination of two.

Planting herbs

You can plant different kinds of herbs together in the same container as long as they have the same soil, water and light requirements. Flavors of sweet and savory herbs do not transfer. Basil: Plant basil next to your tomatoes for better tasting, healthier tomatoes. Basil helps keep flies and mosquitoes away. Mint: Really invasive, so best grown in a container. Mint keeps ants away. Spearmint is sweeter and more mild than peppermint. Thyme: A pretty border


The batter for these bran muffins can be kept in the refrigerator and baked on an as-needed basis. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD. herb. Deer generally stay away from areas where thyme is grown. Oregano: A few wet oregano sprigs, placed on grill before grilling red meats, may help block carcinogens that form. Savory: The bean herb, it helps you digest beans. An ingredient in salt-free herb blends. Rosemary: Good for memory and contains anti-cancer antioxidants. In our area, it is hardy to about 15 degrees outside, so bring indoors in winter.

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Johnsen celebrates May Festival milestones

Loveland resident Karolyn Johnsen is being honored at this year’s 2012 May Festival for her 40 years of service to the May Festival Chorus. Johnsen has been with the May Festival even longer than conductor James Conlon, whose 33year tenure at the May Festival is among the longest in the country. Members of the chorus are honored with a service pin, worn onstage at the May Festival, and recognized in the program of the May Festival as they pass five year milestones of service. The chorus is a considerable commitment of time, and it takes

tremendous dedication and talent to be involved with the chorus year after year. In all, 20 singers will be recognized this year for lengths of service ranging from five years to forty. The May Festival relies on the participation of talented and dedicated volunteer singers such as Johnsen to make the festival possible. What makes the May Festival so special, Conlon said, is the “marriage of amateur choir singing - amateur in a positive sense - together with one of the great American orchestras in one of America’s great

halls.” The May Festival Chorus is the 140 member volunteer chorus which has formed the core of the May Festival since 1873. The May Festival is the oldest continuous choral festival in the Western Hemisphere. The May Festival Chorus also performs as the official chorus of the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras. The 2012 May Festival concludes May 18 and 19 at Music Hall in Cincinnati. For more information about the concerts, please visit

Chamber offers Valentine card design contest Don’t miss the opportunity to compete in the Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce’s 25th annual Valentine card design contest. All Tristate area artists, photographers, students and interested persons are encouraged to participate by designing a card which pertains to love and Valentine’s Day, then attach the cachet bearing our signature slogan, “There is nothing in this world so sweet as

love,” and submit the original artwork to the Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce. The deadline is Friday, Nov. 16, but don’t wait until the last minute and be caught in the holidays rush. Submit your design 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


Local church bands join in Praise-a-Palooza

Three local praise bands will join for a concert this month at St. Paul United Methodist Church of Madeira designed to benefit Matthew 25: Ministries of Blue Ash. St. Paul is at 8221 Miami Road. The “Praise-a-Palooza,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20, will feature praise bands from St. Paul UMC, Armstrong Chapel UMC in Indian Hill and Anderson Hills UMC in Anderson Township. Praise band vocalists and instrumentalists help lead worship for churches’ more

casual contemporary services. “Praise bands are the driving force behind contemporary worship,” said St. Paul Music Director Eric DeForest, who also sings with the church’s eight-member band. “They provide energized music that lifts the spirit and allows the congregation to lift its voices in praise.” Praise-a-Palooza attendees can support those relief efforts with cash or checks (made out to St. Paul Presents) or bring other donations. Those

can include nonperishable food (canned vegetables or fruits, boxed and bagged dry goods etc ...) personal care products (such as antibacterial soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes), cleaning products, first-aid items and baby products or blankets. For more information about the concert, contact St. Paul UMC at 891-8181. To learn more about Matthew 25: Ministries, click on or call 793-6256.

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Communion breakfast brings out hundreds Notre Dame alumni gather to honor Examplar winner O’Sullivan About 200 local graduates, current students, recently admitted high school seniors and friends of the University of Notre Dame gathered at St. Xavier High School for the Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati’s annual Communion Breakfast. Auxiliary Bishop Joseph R. Binzer celebrated the Mass with The Rev. Timothy Howe, president of St. Xavier, concelebrating. Chaired by Don Karches (ND ‘82) of North Bend, the event included the presentation of the club’s 2012 Exemplar Award to P. Declan O’Sullivan, co-founder of Catholic Men’s Fellowship followed by a breakfast buffet. Also attending were five local students from Notre Dame and St. Mary’s College who were leaving straight from the Mass to participate in a 48-hour Urban Plunge in Over-theRhine, co-sponsored by the Notre Dame Center for Social Concerns and the ND Club of Greater Cincinnati. Binzer gave the Urban Plunge participants a special blessing before they left for the hands-on social service learning experience chaired by local ND alumna Michelle Simon and including service opportunities at St. Vincent DePaul, Nast Trinity United Methodist Church, Our Daily Bread, Over-theRhine Community Housing, LeBlond Boys & Girls Club, Choices Café, and St. Francis Seraph Ministry. A highlight of the Communion Breakfast each year is the presentation of the club’s Exemplar Award, established as an annual club award in 2002 to promote and hold up as an example the ideals and achievements of Greater Cincinnati or University individuals who have provided exemplary, life-long service to humanity through career or volunteer involvement. The 2012 award honored P. Declan O’Sullivan for his vision and leadership in many professional, civic and religious callings, including his prominent role as a co-founder of the Catholic Men’s Fellowship of Greater Cincinnati 25 years ago. Through this

outreach, thousands of men in Cincinnati and across the country have found spiritual richness by meeting regularly in parish-based small groups for prayer and fellowship, as well as by celebrating their Catholic faith at annual allday rallies in more than 50 cities. O’Sullivan also founded a Catholic grade school while working in Venezuela and later he and his wife, Rosemarie, were among the co-founders of Pregnancy Center East in Cincinnati. He is a past president of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and co-founder of their Glee Club, and has also served as chair of the Cincinnati Board of Health and been a member of the Hamilton County Mental Health Board. O’Sullivan is a member of the Order of Malta, a worldwide lay religious order of the Catholic Church, and serves as Area Chair for Ohio and on the national Board of Councillors. Born and raised in Mulllingar, Ireland, he earned an engineering degree from University College Dublin and an MBA from Columbia University and currently is a vice president and portfolio manager with Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel, Inc. The O’Sullivans have three children and two grandchildren and live in Mount Lookout where they are members of Christ the King parish. In addition to chair Don Karches, others assisting with the event included Mark Bruggeman, Paul Dillenburger, club president Mike Gearin, Shannon Hart, Bob McQuiston, Beth Pitner, Exemplar Award committee chair John Planalp, St. Xavier liaison John Schrantz, club treasurer Courtney Weber, Marc Wolnitzek, musicians Julie Bartish and Jeannine Groh, liturgical ministers Courtney and Mike Bott, Joe Goslee, Anne Marie Kaes, Katie Kaes, Pete Ney, Rosemarie O’Sullivan, Hilary Pitner, John Schmitz, Matthew Sheeran, and Kevin StewartcO and Tracy Duwel of Taste of Class Catering.

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Troop 617’s Montalbano achieves Eagle Michael Montalbano, son of Michael and Anne Montalbano of Loveland, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He is a 16-year-old junior at Loveland High School and a member of Troop 617. For his service project, Montalbano gave back to the church where Troop 617 holds their weekly meetings. He redesigned the landscape around Northeast Community Church’s sign. He spent hours implement-

ing his design to include new rocks, shrubs, and trees. The church is Montalbano on Lebanon Road in Loveland. Michael's Eagle Ceremony will be celebrated at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 6. On behalf of Troop 617, we would like to congratulate Michael and his family on his accomplishment.

Michael Feinstein in Concert with Christine Ebersole

Enjoy an evening with Michael Feinstein at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts on

Saturday, June 2, 2012, at 8 p.m.

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Twelve Cincinnati area women attended a recent presentation by Kehoe Financial Advisors called "Six Things Women Need to Know about Money." From left: Colerain Township resident and presenter Lisa Baab of Kehoe Financial Advisors, Mary Ann Jacobs of Ritter and Randolph, Mollie Stegman of Ritter and Randolph in downtown Cincinnati, and Alice Bayman of Loveland. THANKS TO OAK TREE COMMUNICATIONS

Women need health cost plan Women live longer, earn less and save less for retirement, and need to establish a financial plan that incorporates the need for long term health care costs, said Lisa Baab, financial planner, at a recent Kehoe Financial Advisors presentation for women. Baab presented “Six Things Women Need to Know about Money” Thursday, April 26, to a dozen women at the Kehoe office in Springdale. She said women need to become involved with their spouses or partners in creating a financial plan that incorporates their financial needs as they grow older. Baab said women make up 87 percent of all long term health care recipi-

ents, and need to incorporate long term health care expenses into their financial portfolios. The “six things” Baab identified that women need to know about money include: » save and reduce debt; » create a financial plan; » invest for your future; » generate personal documents; » build a long-term health care plan, and » envision retirement. Baab said Kehoe has identified three “buckets” of retirement revenue that become streams for the financial needs of retirees: income for day-to-day living, a “golden years” lifestyle and financial legacy for heirs.

Living – Retirement requires stable income from Social Security, pensions and annuities to cover the basic needs of life. Needs during retirement include rent or mortgage, utilities, car, clothing and health care. Lifestyle – These funds make a difference between sustenance living and putting the “gold” into the golden years, said Baab. Revenue from equities, real estate, growth and bonds can provide a financial cushion for the good things in life: vacations, dining out, gifts and even a second home. Legacy – Many of us have parents who sacrificed spending money on themselves during retirement to leave a larger in-

heritance for family, but found that medical costs in the last three years of life drained their estates. Life insurance, taxes, trusts and surplus assets provide funds for family, philanthropy and the government. Raffles followed the presentation. Cinda Gorman of Green Township and Leslie Hoekzema of Newtown won bottles of premium cabernet and chardonnay from Buena Vista Winery in Sonoma, CA. Carol Clevidence of West Chester Township won a $100 Mitchell’s Salon and Day Spa certificate. For more information , visit or call 513-481-8555.


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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! 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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Zoo babies on display through May ‘Bogart’ popular new arrival The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden's 26th annual Zoo Babies will be celebrated the entire month of May. Nearly two dozen animals have recently been born, and more are on the way. One of the highlights of the event, a Bactrian camel, was born April 23. Voters named it “Bogart.” The name Bogart received 2,433 votes, out of nearly 5,000 total, during the five-day voting period. Bogart was chosen from four

names selected by the camel keepers, which also included Henry, Lyn and Cain. With the baby camel’s father named “Humphrey,” Bogart was the perfect pairing. “The Zoo will be overflowing with cuteness this spring,” said Thane Maynard, executive director of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. “Between the adorable baby camel, the bat-eared foxes, Bennett’s wallabies and the three little pigs, there will be plenty of oohs and aahs heard all around the zoo this year.” Just a few of the zoo’s

adorable new faces include: a Bactrian camel, Garnett’s galagos, bat-eared foxes, Bennett’s wallabies, miniature pigs, pancake tortoises, whiptail lizards, and East African whip scorpions. The Zoo is also still expecting a few more fuzzy arrivals, including a Grevy’s zebra, a bongo due in June, and red river hogs, among others. Zoo Babies is free with regular zoo admission. The Zoo opens daily at 9 a.m. For more information, call 2814700 or visit

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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 church is participating in the Feinstein Challenge to fight hunger. Donated food and money given to the Challenge will help raise money for antihunger agencies, including the local Northeast Emergency Distribution Services. 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;

Epiphany United Methodist Church

On Saturday, May 19, the church will have their first Blessing of the Bikes. The day will start with a short service followed by the blessing of the bikes for adults and children (motorcycles, bicycles, tricycles, anything with wheels). The event is free

and donuts, coffee and juice will be available for your enjoyment. There will be bike racing games for the kids, free bike inspections given by The Friends of the Little Miami State Park and a chance to brush up on bike safety. 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; wwwnepiphanyum-


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Good Shepherd Catholic Church

The church has Roman Catholic Mass with contemporary music Sundays at 4 p.m. The Mass draws worshipers of all ages. Come early to get acquainted with the new songs which begin at 3:45 p.m. Stay after Mass on the first Sunday of each month for food, fun, and fellowship. The church is at 8815 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 503-4262.

Lighthouse Baptist Church

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

Loveland Presbyterian Church

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

Loveland United Methodist Church

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

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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 encourage-

ment 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

Save the dates for Vacation Bible School: Thursday, July 19 through July 22. The theme is “SKY: Where kids discover that everything is possible with God.” Jawin’ with John is back. Bring wine and cheese and speak with Father John in an informal setting. Upcoming dates are from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Fridays, 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. The next meeting of the St. Barnabas Book Club is 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 6, in the library. The group will discuss the novel “My Father’s Paradise” by Ariel Sibar. An Intercessory Healing Prayer Service is held the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. A Men’s Breakfast group meets on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. at Steak N Shake in Montgomery. Ladies Bible Study meets on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. at the church. Friends in Fellowship meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:15 p.m. for a potluck dinner at the church. A Bereavement Support Group for widows and widowers meets the second and fourth Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday worship services are 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The church is at 10345 Montgo-

On Saturday, May 19, the church is having its Junk in the trunk yard sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the church parking lot. The sale is the same day as the Madeira-wide yard sale. Space is available to rent to sell items. The event will be conducted rain or shine. For more information, visit the church website. St. Paul Church services are 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. for traditional worship and 9:30 a.m. for contemporary worship with Praise Band. Sunday School is 9:30 a.m. for all ages and 11 a.m. is children’s mission hour. Nursery care is provided for all services. Small group prayer and share meets every Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m. in the chapel to discuss the upcoming Sunday morning scripture. The church gathers from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday for Wonderful Wednesdays with something for the entire family including children’s choir. The church is at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 8918181;www.stpaulcommunityumc .org.

Sycamore Christian Church

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

Sycamore Presbyterian Church

Join us in worship at 8:45 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School for age 3 to grade 12 meets at 10:45 a.m. Childcare is available in the nursery during the 9:45 and 10:45 services for infants through age 2. Weekly adult study opportunities are also offered. Details on these and other programs can be found on the church website calendar or by calling the church office. Sunday, May 20, is Choir Sunday. Come to the 8:45 a.m. or 10:45 services to enjoy a special musical presentation featuring the Chancel Choir with orchestra. The concert will explore the theme, “Living the Christian Life.” Top-rated Sycamore Presbyterian Pre-school is now enrolling 2012-2013 school year. The church is at 11800 MasonMontgomery Road, Symmes Township; 683-0254;

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POLICE REPORTS LOVELAND Arrests/citations James Banks III, 19, 6555 Graf Drive, re-cite other department, May 1. David M. Wilson, 19, 840 Forest Ave., liquor; underage possession, disorderly conductintoxicated annoy or alarm, May 1. Eric T. Elmore, 25, 795 W. Main St. Apartment C, capias, May 1. Joseph W. Thompson, 19, 2350 Cedarville Road, drug abusepossess/use, May 1. Deanna Dg Miller, 25, 890 W. Loveland Ave. I4, obstruct official business, May 3. Joshua A. Hensley, 26, 890 W. Loveland Ave. I4, domestic violence, May 3. Keisha Simone Walton, 22, 38 High Ridge Drive, re-cite other department, May 3. Ruby A. Deaton, 48, 708 W. Main St. 228B, disorderly conduct-interfering others, May 3. Randall Deaton, 29, 708 W. Main St. 228B, re-cite other department, May 3. Joseph L. Dzigiel, 49, 160 Cedarwoods Drive, animals-dog physical control, May 5. Ryan James Henry, 20, 1480 Fay Road Crosstown Lot 80, liquor; underage possession, May 6. Martin M. Ponder, 42, 918 Sunrise Drive, disorderly conduct-intox annoy or alarm, May 6. Robert P. Miller III, 19, 624 Rockdale Ave. No. 3, receiving stolen property, May 7.

Incidents/investigations Animals-dog physical control At 160 Cedarwoods Drive, May 5. Disorderly conduct-intox annoy or alarm At 1000 Valley View Drive, May 6. Domestic violence, obstructing official business At 890 W. Loveland Ave., May 3. Drug abuse-possess/use At 513 W. Loveland Ave., May 1. Liquor; underage possession At 200 W. Loveland Ave., May 6. Re-cite other department At 226 Loveland-Madeira Road, May 3. Re-cite other department, disorderly conduct-interfering others At 708 W. Main St., May 3. Re-cite other department, liquor; underage possession, disorderly conduct-intoxicated annoy or alarm At 600 W. Loveland Ave., May 1.

MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Juvenile, 15, trafficking in drugs, marijuana possession, falsification, April 23. Juvenile, 16, marijuana pos-

session, paraphernalia, April 23. Mary Neiderhelman, 52, 1255 Deblin Drive, domestic violence, April 24. Juvenile, 14, tobacco prohibition, April 20. Steven K. Browning, 50, 326 Elm St., driving under influence, paraphernalia, drug instruments, open container, April 25. Kevin S. Hamill, 25, 6738 Smith Road, vandalism, April 25. James Masten, 28, 969 Ohio 28 No. 149, warrant service, April 20. Bridgette L. Klanke, 32, 969 Ohio 28 No. 149, physical control, open container, April 20. Juvenile, 15, drug paraphernalia, April 26. Joseph Worrall, 18, 8211 Keeneland, underage consumption, April 27. Charles F. Sherman, 18, 353 Mill St., keg law, underage consumption, drug possession, April 27. Ryan T. Collins, 18, 1163 McGuffey, underage consumption, April 27. Stephen T. Pflum, 18, 6357 Paxton Woods, underage consumption, April 27. Robert A. Wilfong, 19, 6218 Hickory Ridge, underage consumption, April 27. Mario A. Lauriante, 18, 412 Pinebluff, underage consumption, April 27. Evan Fishback, 18, 9591 Amberwood Court, underage consumption, April 27. Robert Hopkins, 18, 7879 Keller Road, underage consumption, April 27. Randall Seminatori, 18, 837 Deervalley, underage consumption, April 27. Chassity N. Leder, 25, 6273 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, domestic violence, April 28. Michael L. Love Jr., 28, 6273 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, domestic violence, April 28. Richard Cooley, 47, 4612 Brookview, assault, April 29. Joshua A. Barber, 30, 221 Hedgewood, theft, April 29. Sarah G. Shifflett, 22, 6224 Tanglewood, drug abuse, paraphernalia, April 29. Mark R. Stanley, 20, 1021 Marcie Lane, drug abuse, paraphernalia, April 29.


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 Handgun taken; $520 at 6187 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, April 24. Jewelry taken at 1115 Klondyke, April 26. Criminal damage Vehicle driven through yard at 6195 Redhawk Court, April 26. Window broken at 1154 S. Timbercreek, April 30. Criminal mischief Rocks thrown at mobile home at 826 Ohio 131 No. 47, April 25. Criminal trespass Trespassing on property at 969 Ohio 28 No. 87, April 29. Domestic violence At Deblin Drive, April 24. At Branch Hill Guinea Pike, April 28. Fraud Male stated ID used with no authorization at 6613 Stableford, April 27. Theft Jewelry taken from room; $1,050 at 5900 Meadowcreek No. 314B, April 24. Clothing taken from Kohl's; $40 at Ohio 28, April 24. Credit card taken at 2004 Stillwater Lane No. 10, April 26. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmer; $58 at Ohio 50, April 26. 2011 Chevrolet taken from

Enterprise Rent a Car; $25,895 at Ohio 28, April 27. Debit card taken at 6631 Epworth, April 27. Merchandise taken from Kohl's; $104 at Ohio 28, April 28. Playstation games taken from Meijer; $300 at Ohio 28, April 29. Money taken from locker at Live Oaks; $140 at Buckwheat Road, April 30. Trafficking in drugs Reported at Milford High at 1 Eagles Way, April 20. Unauthorized use 1995 Vision not returned to owner at 6064 Donna Jay No. 3, April 27. Vandalism Window broken out of police cruiser at area of Hickory Wood at Smith Road, April 25. Baseball dugouts, etc. were spray painted at First Baptist Church at Woodville Pike, April 29.

SYMMES TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Benjamin Miller, 22, 6815 Clarawill Drive, assault at 10440 Loveland Madeira Road, April 25.

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PUBLIC HEARING SYMMES TOWNSHIP BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Symmes Township Board of Zoning Appeals on Monday, June 4, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of hearing an Appeal (#2012-07) filed by Lee Rickey, P.O. Box 905, Florence, KY 41022, appellant, from Notice of Refusal for a zoning certificate for the reconstruc tion of a single family dwelling, with less side yard setback than required, for the property located at 11456 Enyart Road. This hearing will be held at Township Admin. Bldg., 9323 Union Cemetery Road. Plans are on file and open for public inspection. Brian Elliff Township Zoning Inspector 1704903 PUBLIC HEARING SYMMES TOWNSHIP BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Symmes Township Board of Zoning Appeals on Monday, June 4, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of hearing an Appeal (#2012-08) filed by Bindu Badlani, 9024 Symmes Hill Court (45249), appellant, from Notice of Refusal for a zoning certificate for the construction of a six foot privacy fence to be located in the front yard of a double frontage lot for the property located at 9024 Symmes Hill Court. This hearing will be held at Township Admin. Bldg., 9323 Union Cemetery Road. Plans are on file and open for public inspection. Brian Elliff Township Zoning Inspector

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Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m. to noon selected Saturdays. For a complete list visit or call 6832340. Volunteers will work in the kitchen and herb gardens. No experience is needed, volunteers may participate once or for the entire season. Volunteers should bring gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty and a snack if desired. Tools are provided. GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit email League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter needs volunteers 16-and-older to help socialize cats and 18-and-older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum – has a new horticulture volunteer program. Volun-

teer opportunities include working side by side Spring Grove’s nationally-renowned horticulture team at this National Historic Landmark. Groups of volunteers will be developed to help in the following areas: keeping the front entrance area looking spectacular, controlling invasive species, taking care of the tree and shrub collection. They are also looking for a volunteer, or volunteers, to help with the hybrid tea roses. New volunteers join the volunteer docents who are ambassadors for the cemetery and arboretum. Information sessions, conducted the last Saturday and first Wednesday of each month, will explain the volunteer opportunities. Sessions are at 10 a.m. in the Historic Office, just inside the main entrance to the cemetery. For more information, contact volunteer coordinator Whitney Huang, Spring Grove horticulturist, at 853-6866. Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373. Winton Woods Riding Center – is in need of volunteers to assist with the Special Riders Program, which provides training and competition opportunities for children and adults with



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10-week classes are held at the Anderson Senior Center and offered three to four times per year. Classes are held MondayFriday. Instructors teach the curriculum while assistants help the students. If interested please email Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation needs. Call 621-READ. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or email Jayne Martin Dressing, Clermont 20/20 – and its college access program, Clermont Educational Opportunities, offer a mentoring program that matches adults to work with a group of high school students from local high schools. Volunteers are needed to become mentors to help students stay in school and prepare to graduate with a plan for their next step. Call Terri Rechtin at 753-9222 or 673-3334 (cell) or email for more information. Granny’s Garden School – Volunteers needed from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays to work on behind-the-scenes projects. Volunteers also needed to help with developing Web pages. Call 489-7099; Granny’s Hands-on Gardening Club is looking for new gardeners, to work with garden manager Suellyn Shupe. Experienced gardeners, come to share your expertise and enjoy the company of other gardeners while supporting the Granny’s Garden School program times: 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The school is at the Loveland Primary and Elementary, 550 LovelandMadeira Road. email or visit Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives across the city. Call 542-0195. Raymond Walters College – Needs volunteers to serve as tutors to skills enhancement students. The class meets from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 745-5691. The Salvation Army – The Salvation Army issued an appeal today for volunteers to assist with its youth development programs. The Salvation Army offers After-School and Summer Enrichment programs, providing children from at-risk neighborhoods with development opportunities throughout the year. The Salvation Army offers these programs at Community Centers across Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, providing localized opportunities for volunteers to engage with these critical programs. The Salvation Army seeks those who have interest volunteering in one or more of the following roles: assisting children with homework, being a reading buddy, playing learning

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games with the children, assisting with skill drills, playing sports and gym games with the children, helping with snacks and meals provided to the children, being a good listener and role model. The Salvation Army’s After-school program serves children ages 6 to 12 years throughout the school year, from August to May, generally three to five days a week in the 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. time frame. Program elements include tutoring, homework help, computer literacy, conflict resolution and character training, spiritual development, recreation, sports and arts & crafts. The Salvation Army’s Summer Enrichment program functions for eight weeks, five days per week, in the 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. timeframe. The itinerary entails sports and recreation, field trips, computer literacy, arts and crafts, character training, spiritual development and academic maintenance. Volunteers are sought to help with any and all components of these wonderful youth programs. Volunteers are generally high school age and older. It is preferred that volunteers can be present at least one hour per week for the duration of the program (i.e., the school year, or summer). For more information or to volunteer with The Salvation Army’s youth programs, please contact Melanie Fazekas at 762-5671, or Melanie.fazekas@use. Winton Woods City Schools – Wants to match community members who are interested in volunteering in the schools with the students. Volunteer opportunities at Winton Woods Primary North and South, middle school and high school. Volunteers who would have one-onone contact with students outside of a classroom are required to have a background check. To volunteer, contact Gina Burnett at or 619-2301. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s College Readiness Program – that inspires and encourages teens of color toward paths of success is looking for caring professionals who want to make a difference, and for young people who can benefit from positive adult role models. Part of a national YMCA initiative, the local program incorporates mentoring, career exploration and college readiness; and helps students develop a positive sense of self, build character, explore diverse college and career options. Volunteers, many of whom are sponsored by area companies, share their own personal insight and encouragement. Contact Program Director Darlene Murphy at the Melrose YMCA, 961-3510 or visit YMCA – The Ralph J. Stolle Countryside YMCA is looking for volunteer trail guides for school groups. Call 932-1424 or email melittasmi@ The Boys and Girls Clubs of Clermont County – are looking for volunteers to mentor youth ages 6 to 18, and help them with homework, ACT/SAT practice and special events. Call 552-1948 or e-mail


Business Volunteers for the Arts – BVA is accepting applications from business professionals with at least three years experience, interested in volunteering their skills within the arts community. Projects average six to eight months in length and can range from marketing or accounting to Web design or planning special events. A one-day training program is provided to all accepted applicants. Call 871-2787. Center for Independent Living Options – Seeking volunteers to staff Art Beyond Boundaries, gallery for artists with disabilities. Volunteers needed noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 241-2600. Cincinnati Museum Center – Needs volunteers to work in all three museums, the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science and the Cinergy Children’s Museum, and special exhibits. Call 2877025.


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