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ven temperatures in the teens can’t deter local library patrons. A few minutes before the doors fly open, patrons begin lining up outside the Deer Park branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Arms loaded with books, they are eager to return what they borrowed and pick up a few new reads. Across town in Anderson Township the scene is the same. An empty parking lot quickly swells to 20 parked cars as the doors are unlocked in the morning and patrons welcomed inside. The public library continues to be an integral part of communities in Greater Cincinnati. The word library immediately brings to mind a building full of shelves of books and smart, bookish people to help you find the one you want. Even the name contains the Latin work for book. But the library has expanded like a Narnian wardrobe in recent years. While there is still a building filled with books, the universe of services and information for which it serves as a gateway is expanding exponentially and at a dizzying speed. Greg Edwards, deputy director of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County says that’s not likely to change. His library system, the fifth
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Members of the Griswold family say that over the years they have been regulars at the Deer Park Branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. There during a recent family visit were: Julie Griswold, Diane Griswold and Jenny and Dan Ramsey.
The Sycamore Community Schools will have a levy on the ballot in 2016. “For many years we have been able to say we don’t need a levy this year. 2016 is the year when we are going to have to put a levy on the ballot,” Treasurer Beth Weber said. The district plans to put a new 6.5-mill operating levy on the ballot in November. The levy,which is for a continuing period of time, would cost residents an additional $288 annualWeber ly in property taxes for each $100,000 of market property value. Weber said the levy would generate $11 million per year and will begin collecting in January 2017, if it passes. “This is the first operating millage increase since 2004. Instead of the normal six-year cycle that we have seen Sycamore be in over its history, we are looking at a 12-year span this time. When you have that kind of success you need to go back and reflect on what made that happen and what you were able to achieve during that time frame,” Weber said. Sycamore’s last levy was a 5.5-mill five-year levy passed in 2004. It was renewed in 2009 as a continuing levy with no mileage increase. Weber added the district was able to spread the levy for 12 years and kept the district’s tax rate low. Of the 25 school districts in Hamilton County, Sycamore has the 23rd lowest tax rate. The proposed levy is continuing and expected to last at least five years. The board had the option of placing the levy on the ballot in a special election in August or during the general election in November. It opted for the general election, for better turnout. “The community will need to understand that if it doesn’t pass it will not be business as usual,” Board President Jean Staubach said. The state eliminated the tangible personal property tax reimbursement in 2015. It resulted in a $9 million loss for Sycamore, about 12 percent of the district’s budget. Board Member Diane Adamec said See LEVY, Page 2A
busiest in the country, according to the 2015 Public Library Data Service statistical report, handed out its 600,000th library card in August and circulated more than 18 million items through its 41 branches. Lots of those items were books, and he says books will always be at the heart of library services, but his libraries are offering a lot more these days to meet the needs of those 600,000-plus card holders. Libraries can help patrons learn to download e-books and other electronic items and use e-readers. In addition to books, magazines and newspapers can be checked out in electronic form. Looking for a job? Your local library can help. Research for a school paper? Your local library can help. Need a com-
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puter to use for a couple hours? Try your local library. Homework too tough? Many branches have homework help. Delight your inner crafter? Entertain your toddler? Feed hungry kids over the summer? Check out your local library. Want to learn how to sew? Make a button? Print and bind a book? Main Library’s MakerSpace. A makerspace is a place where creative people can gather, create, invent and learn. Customers of the Library have access to 3D printers, audio and visual equipment, laser cutters and engravers, sewing machines, cameras and other hardware and software tools that they can use for free to create pretty much anything they can See LIBRARY, Page 2A
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Blue Ash residents fill out ballots at the Blue Ash Recreation Center. The Sycamore Community Schools will have a levy on the ballot in 2016.
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imagine. Some machines require additional materials which may be bought for a fee. Upcoming programs are listed on the libraryâ€™s website and patrons can reserve stations for up to an hour at a time to work on projects. Available equipment at the MakerSpace at the Main Library includes: 3Doodler, Crayola Melt â€˜N Mold Factory, button makers, Ellison die cutting machine, MaKey MaKey, Silhouette Cameo electronic cutting tool, 3-D printers, an audio recording booth, Canon DSLR cameras, a laser cutter/ engraver, a large format vinyl printer/cutter, sewing stations, VHS to digital conversion, VHS to
DVD conversion, cassette tape to digital conversion, slide and image scanner, high performance computers, and software packages to complete projects. Patrons may come to libraries for WIFI, to use printers or to escape the cold, or charge their phone. If near a school, children may spend time in the library because itâ€™s close and itâ€™s safe. They know the library workers at their branch. They can get help with homework. There are three main themes to keep in mind when considering how local library branches are being used by their communities, according to Deer Park Branch Manager Natalie Fields. Libraries are used as a community space for learning, as a gathering space for
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â€œWith the virtual world becoming more and more a part of our lives, we crave those spaces to get together in the physical world.â€? NATALIE FIELDS, Deer Park Branch manager
common interests, and a place to borrow a book, movie, magazine music and so forth. The community learning space theme is both old and new, she said. â€œLibraries have always been a space people can go for information. Now we have homework centers in number of our a branches,â€? Fields said. Homework help is available Monday through Friday in Deer Park with peak hours being after school. There are students who drop by daily. Some even come on days off from school. Technology instruction is available at the public library for people of all ages, Fields said. There are many people in the workforce who previously held jobs where technology was not required. Itâ€™s now a requirement for most jobs, she said. The library provides one-onone appointments for computer training. Job search and resume support can also be found. The gathering space theme is an integral part of the Deer Park library branch. People gathering
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for meetings, one-on-one help with tutors, book discussion groups and more, she said. The last theme is a more traditional one for public libraries - a repository of books, music, research materials and more. â€œWe have physical collections. They are not going away,â€? Fields said. â€œBut thereâ€™s also an opportunity to use the ebranch.â€? Madeira branch manager Kathy KennnedyBrunner said Madeira is still a library in the traditional sense. â€œMostly we are more of a traditional suburban library. We are serving a lot of families with children and also doing a lot of services for the local schools, who are really strong with our partners branch,â€? she said. The Madeira branch offers multiple traditional classes, such as baby story time, but also started the Movers and Shakers program about 10 years ago. â€œThat is a music and movement program. We do that twice a week here because of the popularity. It is parents and children together and we can easily have 70 to 80 people in the room. So, we have split that into two days a week,â€? Kennedy-Brunner said. Loveland Branch Manager Karen Davis said the library has seen an increase in people coming in for help with electronic reading devices, such as iPads, Kindles and Nooks. â€œWe do have some computers. We have a lot of
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the board will working on a contingency plan if the levy were to fail as it works on crafting the levy and putting a levy commit-
WHAT YOU PAY The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is partially supported by tax dollars. In November 2013, the voters of Hamilton County approved a 10-year renewal tax levy which will provide funding through 2024. The 1-mill property tax costs the owner of a $100,000 home $30 annually. In 2014, the levy generated about $18 million , which is about third of the libraryâ€™s $56 million annual revenue. According to the 2014 annual report, the Hamilton County library received about $36 million or 63 percent of its funding from the stateâ€™s public library fund. Taxes represent 32 percent of the funding. Patron fines and fees account for just under $1.4 million or 2.4 percent and other revenue 2.1 percent.
LOCAL LIBRARY BRANCHES Blue Ash 4911 Cooper Road, 45242 513-369-6051 Deer Park 3970 E. Galbraith Road, 45236 513-369-4450 Greenhills 7 Endicott St., 45218 513-369-4441 Loveland 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, 45140 513-369-4476 Madeira 7200 Miami Ave., 45243 513-369-6028 Mariemont 3810 Pocahontas Ave., 45227 513-369-4467 Symmes Township 11850 E. Enyart Road, Loveland, 45140 513-369-6001
circulation of print materials as well as CDs and DVDs. So people are still coming in for materials.â€? â€œWe use several different companies for downloading audiobooks and ebooks. That is a big trend that is going on now with electronic devices,â€? Davis said. Programs and services at the libraries grow from needs in the community. Edwards said the staff at the branches get a lot of feedback, and library systems share ideas with their colleagues. â€œWe do card holder surveys, track trends among our users and demand drives some of the services we offer,â€? he said. Next on the horizon, the library will offer hotspots, portable WIFI that can be checked out from branch libraries by patrons. â€œThey can be checked out and used at home or when people are on vaca-
tion,â€? he said. As the library acquires users, its directors and administrators are constantly checking to see what services they want and need. While Edwards said people think of books initially, libraries are places for community members to gather, to meet, to learn and do. â€œOutside our buildings look the same,â€? he said. â€œInside, we still have books, but we have a lot more going on.â€? Fields said that people often ask if the library is going away. She assures them they are here to stay. â€œLibraries are more prized for physical space than ever,â€? Fields said. â€œAnd with the virtual world becoming more and more a part of our lives, we crave those spaces to get together in the physical world. The library is one of those last places left.â€?
tee together. â€œSycamore is committed to efficient and effective operations and will aggressively work toward extending this levy as long as possible, as we have done in the past,â€? Superintendent Frank Forsthoefel said.
The board will have its first formal action regarding the levy at the March 16 meeting. Want to know more about what is happening in the Sycamore Community Schools? Follow Marika on Twitter: Lee @ReporterMarika
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LITTLE DOUBT – PEOPLE LOVE THEIR LIBRARIES We asked readers: How often do you use your local library and which branch(es) do you use? How do you use it online, in person - and what are your favorite and most-used library services? How has your local library changed in the last 5-10-15 years? What changes do you see for libraries in the future? Here are some responses: “My family, which consists of two adults and two young children, visits the library several times a month. “We live in between the Blue Ash and Madeira branches and routinely visit both branches. It’s become a special treat for the kids to bring their empty bags and fill them with books. Reading to our kids is an essential and highly enjoyable part of our bonding time with them, as well as their personal development. We also take advantage of a number of the children’s problems at each library. “In terms of how our local library has changed over the past decade, I’ve been impressed with their ability to continually adapt to meet evolving needs of both adults and children alike. For example, making downloadable e-books available and hosting Lego building nights. On the flip side, likely due to budget constraints, the library physical spaces haven’t appeared to change all that much in 10-plus years. “One exception to this being the ‘maker space’ that has been created at the main branch of the public library, which our family still has yet to visit. “In terms of future changes, we have had the fortune of visiting both the Westlake and Avon Lake libraries on the west side of Cleveland. Those libraries, to me, represent the standards of excellence of what a library could be as they consist of open, naturally well lit spaces that include a cafe and, in the case of Avon Lake, a kids discovery science center. I also expect more libraries beyond the Cincinnati main branch to include maker spaces.”
books to my devices. This is another new feature that is great for people who only read on devices. “As an educator , the staff at Loveland library is the best, especially Sharon Setney, who is constantly getting collections together for me. All I have to do it email her titles and she lets me know when they are ready via email. “I like to go to the library to browse. Every time I go in, the staff says hello and always checks to see if there is anything
in the back for me. I can’t the Loveland thank branch enough for all that they do. library has “The changed over the years in the check-out process. In the ‘old’ days the staff checked out all books. Now they have computers stationed in front of the service desk. The staff will help and check out if needed. About two years ago, to check out a book, you would scan the barcode. Now they have computer chips in the books, and all you have to do is lay the book on the
checkout area and the sensors pick up chip and scan the book. It is really cool. You can actually have multiple books in a pile and they will all automatically check out. “Lastly, the Loveland Branch has allowed me to bring my class in, give them a tour, and sign up all my students with library cards. This has helped to jump start their summer reading program.” Stephanie Quehl, Loveland
“I have a Clermont County card and a Hamilton County card. We
moved from the Eastgate area a few years ago, and I still teach there, so having two cards is essential. I use the library at least six times during the school year for Teacher Collections, which I love. Imagine getting a whole bag of books, compiled how I request, on topics that I want, with specific titles if I know them…a teacher’s dream, especially since we do not have a librarian at the elementary school where I work due to budget cuts. This literally saves me hours and hours of work,
and it is all free! “We started off attending baby and toddler story times at the old Union Township branch, when my girls were young and I was a stay-athome mom. We went every week and met friends that we are still close to today. Now, we attend the Loveland branch about every three to four weeks or so, to browse and get new books. Going to the library is an essential part of how we spend our free time as we all read a great deal.” Jill Jones, Loveland
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“I use the library every week for personal use and as an educator. I live in Loveland and use the Loveland Branch. I use the library online, in person, and through personal contact with the staff. “One of the best kept secrets is that you can go online and create an account and submit your favorite authors. When the author comes out with a new book,the library will automatically place you on the ‘hold’ list and when the book is available they will email you. I love it – don’t have worry about placing a hold every time a new book comes out. You can also search for books, for example my secondgrader is addicted to an Ellen Miles series. We went online and ordered a bunch of ‘Puppy Place’ books and the library emailed me when they came in. just recently “I learned how to download
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BRIEFLY UC Blue Ash to host College Goal Sunday The University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College will take part in College Goal Sunday, a statewide event designed to help prospective college students and their parents complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. College Goal Sunday will be 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, in the One Stop Service Center in Muntz Hall on the UC Blue Ash campus, 9555 Plainfield Road. It is a free event that is presented by the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and endorsed by the Ohio Board of Regents. All prospective college students are welcome to attend, regardless of where they plan to go to college. “This is not limited to incoming UC students,” says Martha Geiger, director of the One Stop Ser-
vice Center at UC Blue Ash. “This can be a challenging process, so we are happy to help all prospective students and their families better understand the options available through FAFSA and how to complete their application.” You can get more information by going to www.ohiocollegegoalsunday.org or by calling 1-800-2336734.
Library looking for life stories The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is helping the Library of Congress collect the stories and life experiences of Tristate residents. The Library is recording stories, which will be uploaded to StoryCorps.me and stored at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. If you have an interesting life story to share, you can register for a one-hour
appointment to record it. are Appointments available at the following library branches: Clifton, Green Township, Harrison, Northside, Madeira, Pleasant Ridge, Reading, St. Bernard, Symmes Township and Westwood. Recordings can be made Feb. 6 and Feb. 13 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Call the Library at 513369-6900 or visit CincinnatiLibrary.org to register for an appointment.
St. Vincent Ferrer spaghetti dinner The St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic School PTO annual spaghetti dinner will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at the school, 7540 Montgomery Road in Kenwood. The dinner features homemade sauce, pasta, bread and salad from grand sponsor Ferrari’s Little Italy, and homemade desserts. Specially selected Italian wine and beer will be available for purchase.
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A student gets assistance in the One Stop Center at UC Blue Ash, one of the locations for College Goal Sunday Feb. 14.
Catherine Rucki’s photo titled Inquistive Frog was a Great Parks Photo Contest winner in 2014. The photo was taken at Glenwood Gardens.
Photographers needed for Great Parks contest Local photographers are invited to take seasonal photos of Great Parks for the Great Parks Photo Contest. Photographers need to capture all that is great about nature and share it in the contest, according to a press release. All ages are welcome to submit up to five photos each month for a chance to win a prize. Each monthly winner will receive a $25 Great Parks gift certificate and have their photo featured in the 2017 Great Parks calendar. All winners will auto-
matically be considered for the grand prize, which is valued at $150. The contest runs through May 31 and includes these monthly themes: » January - landscape; » February - winter activity; » March - wildlife; » April - wildflowers; » May - sports. There is no entry fee required, but an entry form must be submitted with each photo. To download an entry form and review contest
rules and guidelines, visit http://bit.ly/1JEiltL. Submissions will only be accepted online or via CD or DVD. A valid Great Parks of Hamilton County motor vehicle permit ($10 annual; $3 daily) is required to enter the parks. Armleder and Fernbank Parks are cooperative ventures with the Cincinnati Park Board; a motor vehicle permit is not required. For additional inforvisit mation, greatparks.org or call 513-521-7275.
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SCHOOLS NOTEBOOK Mount Notre Dame High School » Mount Notre Dame had the privilege of hosting a unique and elite workshop designed to provide students with an opportunity to explore career options through discussions with local female leaders. The Women in Leadership Workshop, in partnership with General Electric, was at MND Jan. 14, and featured a variety of speakers with backgrounds in communications, engineering, information technology, management, marketing, medical, military and sales. In the spirit of MND’s mission to empower young women to learn, live, lead and serve, the workshop provided a platform for women in leadership positions to share their professional experiences and inspire students to achieve success. The event’s key note speaker was Melanie Healey, retired group president for Procter & Gamble North America, who has been ranked one of Forbes’ most powerful women in business five times. Healey shared her seven secrets of success and emphasized that “success is a matter of choice, not chance.” In addition to P&G, female leaders from GE, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, UC Health and SmartCrowdz participated in round table discussions where students had the opportunity to ask questions and grow in knowledge. Junior Kelly Harper (Golf Manor) reflected, “I realized how lucky we are to live in a world where there are so many opportunities for women in all fields and career pathways, and that there are so many examples of successful women in leadership right here in our community.” The Women in Leadership
MND juniors participate in the Women in Leadership Workshop hosted by MND on Jan. 14.
Workshop was an event in conjunction with MND’s My Action Plan. As part of the MAP Program, students are engaged in experiences throughout their four-year journey that will foster leadership skills and empower them in all areas of their lives.
St. Vincent Ferrer School » One of the things that makes St. Vincent Ferrer great is the artist-in residence program that is sponsored by the PTO and the Ohio Arts Council each year. For 14 years, St. Vincent Ferrer has hosted artists from dif-
ferent artistic disciplines. This year, the school welcomes back Deb Brod, a local visual artist with us for two weeks. She is working with the students to create an installation work for Hamilton Hall. The theme is “We Are All Connected,” which ties into the school’s religious theme for this year. Students are using reclaimed items, plaster and paint to create a work of art that shows how beautifully God has connected us all to each other and to the earth. Teachers participated in a teacher workshop, and some parents attended a parent workshop. PROVIDED
St. Vincent Ferrer kindergarten students participate in the artist-in-residency program.
St. Vincent Ferrer teachers Lucy Frey (Anderson Township), Mary Kate Frazier and Amy Luebbering (Bridgetown) work with visitiing artist Deb Brod.
COLLEGE CORNER Dean’s Lists » Hofstra University - Chase Grafflin. » Miami University - Rachel Zerwick, Kevin Visco, Thomas Wassel, Collin Melink, Mary Lloyd, Nicolas Aguilar, Thomas Schnee, Lindsay Darkins, Kaleb Swartz, Emilia Anderson, Kevin O'Hara, Meghan Lester, Ethan Conte, Kelli Scarpa, Samuel Bockhorst, Ryan Luessen, Bryson Sanders, Emily How, Erik Seroogy, Reid Waddell, Shannon Palmer, Bridget Simpson, Jenna Myklebust, Harrison Savarese, Lena Koenig, Natalia Jerdack, Nicholas Jerdack, Tyler Mikula, Alexandra Fair, Katrina Culbertson, Bradley Faust, Kaitlin Darpel, Jenna Turner, Ashley Jenk, Ellen Miller, Amy Berg, Claudia Giuffre, Madeline Shultz, Emily Hartman, Stephen Spaeth, Abigail Drehs, Sara Lance, Ashley Dockery, Carissa Contra, Miranda Couch, Benjamin Cook, Rebecca Clark, Meena Bansal, Nafisa Genglik,
Samantha Weiss, Jamie Ross, William Smeal, Hayley Huge, Sean Boston, Brooke Grinstead, Peter Stanifer, Angelique Stanifer, Noah Orr, Patricia Kelly, Christina Pan, Eric Scott, Julia Henkel, Madison Jordan, Ariana Speridakos, Stephanie Fleites, Kirsten Ledbetter, Kathryn Ledbetter, Mitchell Hardy, Sarah Krott, Allison Klonne, Benjamin Belmonte, Jamie Kolthoff, Christopher Kiley, Patrick Richart, Kelsey Williamson, Margo Walton, Emily Walton, Allison Rogers, Elizabeth Swofford, Dinda O'Brien, Marybeth Reinhold, Lisa Tagariello, Megan Schroeder. » Ohio Wesleyan University - Jessica Choate, Jonathan Griggs. » Tufts University - Shashank Jejurikar, Anne Nesbitt. » University of The South - Danielle Alexis Mangat.
St. Vincent Ferrer faculty members Beth Weir (Milford), Sara Tepe and Felicia Kehoe (Sharonville) work on a project as part of the artist-in-residence program.
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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, FEB. 4 Art & Craft Classes
Creativities Open Studio, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Creativities, 7010 Miami Ave., Check website calendar for details. $10 per creator. Add $5 for drop off of ages 7-11. 272-1500; www.artsandcreativities.com. Madeira.
To submit calendar items, go to Cincinnati.com/share, log in and click on “submit an event.” Send digital photos to firstname.lastname@example.org along with event information. Items are printed on a space-available basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to Cincinnati.com/calendar.
Business Seminars Google+: One Google Account For Everything Google, 10 a.m., Dimalanta Design Group, 4555 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 650, Class on Google+. $20. Reservations required. Presented by Ernie Dimalanta. 5882802; bit.ly/1QX7UF1. Blue Ash.
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A French Provencal Dinner Party with Marilyn Harris, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, $72. Reservations required. 489-6400; www.cookswaresonline.com. Symmes Township.
On Stage - Comedy Alex Stone, 8 p.m., Go Bananas Comedy Club, 8410 Market Place Lane, $8-$14. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.
FRIDAY, FEB. 5 Art & Craft Classes Creativities Open Studio, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Creativities, $10 per creator. Add $5 for drop off of ages 7-11. 272-1500; www.artsandcreativities.com. Madeira.
Dining Events St. Vincent Ferrer PTO Spaghetti Dinner, 5-8 p.m., St. Vincent Ferrer School, 7754 Montgomery Road, Homemade sauce contest with Jim LaBarbara, emcee, judged by 700 WLW’s Bill Cunningham and Bob Crable. Music by Kevin Fox. Silent auction, door prizes, basket raffles and meatball raffle. Beer and wine available for purchase. $8, $5 kids. Presented by St. Vincent Ferrer PTO. 791-6320. Sycamore Township.
Exercise Classes Yoga Teacher Training and Wellness School, RYT 200, 5:30-8 p.m., Yoga Fit Boutique, 10776 Montgomery Road, Well-rounded Yoga Alliance Approved course will teach you history and philosophy, anatomy, Thai Yoga, Ashtanga, Hatha, Rocket, Jaba, and Restorative yoga so you are prepared to teach whichever style resonates. Ages 13-99. $2300. Registration required. 237-5330; www.want2gofit.com. Sycamore Township.
Nature Nature Stroll, 9-10:30 a.m., Children’s Meeting House Montessori School, 927 O’Bannonville Road, Guided tour of 7 acre, wooded campus. Free. 683-4757; www.cmhschool.com. Loveland.
Yoga Teacher Training and Wellness School, RYT 200, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Yoga Fit Boutique, $2300. Registration required. 237-5330; www.want2gofit.com. Sycamore Township. Basic Truth, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Traci’s Sports Lounge and Grill, 784 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Free. 697-8111; basictruth8.wix.com/basictruth. Loveland.
Music - World Maasai African Drummers, 2 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, African storytelling by Maasai African Drummers. Free. 3694476; www.cincinnatilibrary.org. Loveland.
On Stage - Comedy Alex Stone, 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas Comedy Club, $8-$14. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.
On Stage - Theater Antigone: Off the Hill, 7 p.m., Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road, Price varies by location. Presented by Playhouse in the Park. 745-6251; www.cincyplay.com. Blue Ash.
Recreation Greater Cincinnati Fly Fishing Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oasis Golf Club and Conference Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Kelly Galloup is featured headliner. Over 60 exhibitors. outfitters, canoes and kayaks, guides, lodges, fly fishing and tying supplies, rods and more. Educational presentations, fly casting and tying demos. Casting pond and kids activities. $10. Presented by Buckeye United Fly Fishers Inc.. 683-0286; www.buckeyeflyfishers.com. Loveland.
SUNDAY, FEB. 7 Exercise Classes Yoga Teacher Training and Wellness School, RYT 200, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Yoga Fit Boutique, $2300. Registration required. 237-5330; www.want2gofit.com. Sycamore Township.
On Stage - Comedy Alex Stone, 8 p.m., Go Bananas Comedy Club, $8-$14. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.
On Stage - Comedy
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Alex Stone, 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas Comedy Club, $8-$14. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.
Art & Craft Classes
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Creativities Open Studio, noon to 3 p.m., Creativities, $10 per creator. Add $5 for drop off of ages 7-11. 272-1500; www.artsandcreativities.com. Madeira.
Art & Craft Classes
Creativities Open Studio, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Creativities, $10 per creator. Add $5 for drop off of ages 7-11. 272-1500; www.artsandcreativities.com. Madeira.
Clubs & Organizations Quiltathon, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Paul Community United Methodist Church, 8221 Miami Road, Quilt Outreach Inc. donates over 400 quilts a year to shelters. Spend day making quilt top to be donated. Sewing not required. Ironing and pinning also needed. Pot luck lunch at noon. Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Quilt Outreach Inc.. 607-6569; www.quiltoutreach.com. Madeira.
Drink Tastings Cincy Wine Wagon Winery Tour, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Maggiano’s Little Italy, 7875 Montgomery Road, Meet at restaurant bar, then head to Valley Vineyards, Vinoklet and Henke Wineries. Approximately 5 hour tour. Wine and snacks at each location. Ages 21 and up. $75. Reservations required. Presented by Cincy Wine Wagon. 258-7909. Sycamore Township.
Spring at the Rookwood with Jackson Rouse, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, $52. Reservations required. 489-6400; www.cookswaresonline.com. Symmes Township.
Literary - Libraries Preschool Storytime, 10-11 a.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, Enjoy books, songs, activities, crafts and more, while building early literacy skills. For preschoolers and their caregivers. Ages 3-6. Free. 369-4476; www.cincinnatilibrary.org. Loveland. Toddler Storytime, 11 a.m. to noon, Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, Encourage emerging language skills with books, rhymes, crafts, music and fun. For ages 18-36 months. Free. 369-4476; www.cincinnatilibrary.org. Loveland.
Literary - Signings Jeff Howe: “Into The Roaring Fork”, 6-7 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 LovelandMadeira Road, Join local author discusses new thriller. Ages 18 and up. Free. 369-4476;
TUESDAY, FEB. 9 Art & Craft Classes Creativities Open Studio, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Creativities, $10 per creator. Add $5 for drop off of ages 7-11. 272-1500; www.artsandcreativities.com. Madeira.
Cooking Classes Cake Decorating: Custom Molds and Sugar Flowers with Ileana Saldiva from Sugar Realm, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Learn and create molds of favorite objects to replicate in sugar, make basic and intermediate sugar flowers and advanced real-looking flowers. $75. Reservations required. 489-6400; www.cookswaresonline.com. Symmes Township.
Literary - Libraries Teen Club, 3:30-5 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Teens have fun with simple science experiments, play board games, participate in “make & take” activities, crafts and other engaging activities. Ages 10-18. Free. 369-4450; www.cincinnatilibrary.org/ branches/deerpark. Deer Park. Family Storytime, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, Families with young children enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and craft. Free. 369-4476. Loveland.
Support Groups Overeaters Anonymous, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Road, Welcome to anyone wanting to stop eating compulsively. No dues or fees. Not affiliated with any public or private organization, political movement, ideology or religious doctrine. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Intergroup Overeaters Anonymous. 528-2275; cincinnatioa.org. Montgomery.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10 Art & Craft Classes Creativities Open Studio, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Creativities, $10 per creator. Add $5 for drop off of ages 7-11. 272-1500; www.artsandcreativities.com. Madeira. Jan Boone Oil Painting Class, 1:15-4:15 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn, Lindner Classroom. Oil painting class for beginning and intermediate painters. Ages 18 and up. $80 per month. Contact the instructor Jan Boone. Presented by Woman’s Art Club Foundation. 791-7044; www.artatthebarn.org. Mariemont.
Films Jewish and Israeli Film Festival: In Search of Israeli Cuisine, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Kenwood Theatre, 7815 Kenwood Road, Captures stories of Israeli chefs, home cooks, and farmers from more than 100 cultures found in Israel today. $12, $10 members. Reservations recommended. Presented by Mayerson JCC. 722-7220; bit.ly/1VpBuDP. Kenwood.
Health / Wellness Heart Health Talk, 6 p.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Grandin Room. Cardiologist Joel Forman with Ohio Heart and Vascular Center answers questions and discusses leading topics about heart health. Complimentary hearthealthy appetizers served. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Christ Hospital. 527-4000. Fairfax.
Home & Garden Raised Garden Bed, 6:30-8 p.m., Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road, Learn to construct wood frame raised garden bed. $15. Reservations required. 561-7400; www.turnerfarm.org. Indian Hill.
Literary - Libraries Toddler Playdate, 11 a.m. to
St. Vincent Ferrer PTO Spaghetti Dinner is 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at St. Vincent Ferrer School, 7754 Montgomery Road, Sycamore Township. The dinner will include a homemade sauce contest with Jim LaBarbara, emcee, judged by 700 WLW’s Bill Cunningham and Bob Crable. Music will be performed by Kevin Fox. The dinner also includes a silent auction, door prizes, basket raffles and meatball raffle. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Cost is $8, $5 for kids. Presented by St. Vincent Ferrer PTO. Call 791-6320. noon, Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, Meet new friends and socialize through unstructured play. Toys provided. For ages 18 months-4 years. Free. 369-4476; www.cincinnatilibrary.org. Loveland. Homework Help, 3-6 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, Free homework help for students in grades K- 8. Ages 0-8. Free. 369-4476; www.cincinnatilibrary.org. Loveland.
Music - Jazz A Tribute to Frank Foster, 7-9 p.m., Deer Park High School, 8351 Plainfield Road, Donations. Reservations recommended. Presented by Big Joe Duskin Music Education Foundation. 891-0010; www.bigjoeduskin.org. Deer Park.
Schools Coffee Social with Casey, 9-10:30 a.m., Children’s Meeting House Montessori School, 927 O’Bannonville Road, Parents of preschoolers learn about Montessori philosophy, tour 7-acre campus and visit classrooms. Free. 683-4757; on.fb.me/1VcIlPj. Loveland.
THURSDAY, FEB. 11 Art & Craft Classes Creativities Open Studio, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Creativities, $10 per creator. Add $5 for drop off of ages 7-11. 272-1500; www.artsandcreativities.com. Madeira. Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh: Taft Preview Presentation, 7-9 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. Sue Monteith previews new Taft exhibit. Reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by talk. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration recommended. 272-3700; www.artatthebarn.org. Mariemont.
Business Seminars Social Report: Tying It All Together, 10 a.m., Dimalanta Design Group, 4555 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 650, Learn about online social media management software. $20. Reservations required. Presented by Ernie Dimalanta. 588-2802; bit.ly/1NLDUaV. Blue Ash.
Cooking Classes Breakfast for Dinner with Ilene Ross, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, $42. Reservations required. 489-6400; www.cookswaresonline.com. Symmes Township.
Films Jewish and Israeli Film Festival: Serial (Bad) Weddings, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Kenwood Theatre, 7815 Kenwood Road, French comedy about close-minded couple whose daughters, one by one, choose spouses across ethnic and religious boundaries. Short film screening of “The Seder.”. $12, $10 members. Reservations recommended. Presented by Mayerson JCC. 722-7220; bit.ly/1VpBuDP. Kenwood.
Holiday - Valentine’s Day Romancing With Dancing, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Arthur Murray Dance Studio - Sycamore Twp., 10792 Montgomery Road, Learn variety of styles for use in clubs
or ballroom, starting with basics. Stay for beer, wine, appetizers and open dancing for any level. Beginners encouraged. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Arthur Murray Dance Studio. 791-9100; www.arthurmurraycincinnati.com. Sycamore Township.
Literary - Libraries Teen Writing Club, 6 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, For teen writers interested in meeting other teen writers or looking for feedback from others. Ages 12-17. Free. 369-4476; www.cincinnatilibrary.org. Loveland.
FRIDAY, FEB. 12 Art & Craft Classes Creativities Open Studio, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Creativities, $10 per creator. Add $5 for drop off of ages 7-11. 272-1500; www.artsandcreativities.com. Madeira.
Dining Events St. Columban Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., St. Columban Church, 894 Oakland Road, Grilled salmon, shrimp and fish dinners, fish sandwich, pizza, sides and beverages. Drive-through available. Price varies. 683-0105; www.stcolumban.org. Loveland. St. Gertrude Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., St. Gertrude Parish, 6543 Miami Ave., School Cafeteria. Choice of fish, fish sandwich, shrimp, cheese pizza and 2 sides, plus dessert and drink. Dine in or carry out. Benefits Cub and Boy Scout Troops 555. $8, $6 children. Presented by Boy Scout Troop 555. 561-5954; stgertrude.org. Madeira.
Health / Wellness Homegrown Medicinal Herbal Teas: It’s A Tea Party, 6-8 p.m., Cocoa Bites, 305 W. Loveland Ave., Learn about herbal preps (spice, tea, extract, supplement, essential oil). Learn how to make fresh herbal tea and enjoy food bites and teas prepared by Cocoa Bites. Book signing: “Don’t Sweep It Under The Drug!”. Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Dr. Cathy Rosenbaum. 677-2525; www.rxintegrativesolutions.com. Loveland.
Music - Student Performances Ursuline Academy Tag Show, 7 p.m., Ursuline Academy, 5535 Pfeiffer Road, Ursuline students perform annual Tag Show. Free. 791-5791. Blue Ash.
SATURDAY, FEB. 13 Art & Craft Classes Creativities Open Studio, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Creativities, $10 per creator. Add $5 for drop off of ages 7-11. 272-1500; www.artsandcreativities.com. Madeira.
Drink Tastings Cincy Wine Wagon Winery Tour, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Maggiano’s Little Italy, $75. Reservations required. 258-7909. Sycamore Township.
Health / Wellness 26th Anniversary Open House, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Enjoy chef samplings, games and prizes while discovering activities to keep kids busy during summer. Free. 527-4000; www.cincinnatisportsclub.com. Fairfax.
Literary - Libraries Block Party, 11 a.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 LovelandMadeira Road, Construct and create with library’s LEGOs. Free. 369-4476; www.cincinnatilibrary.org. Loveland.
Music - Student Performances Ursuline Academy Tag Show, 7 p.m., Ursuline Academy, Free. 791-5791. Blue Ash.
SUNDAY, FEB. 14 Films Jewish and Israeli Film Festival: Les Heritiers (Once In a Lifetime), 3-5 p.m., Kenwood Theatre, 7815 Kenwood Road, Seeking to reach her diverse classroom of inner-city high school students, French history teacher confronts their indifference with eye-opening assignment about Holocaust. $12, $10 members. Reservations recommended. Presented by Mayerson JCC. 722-7220; bit.ly/1VpBuDP. Kenwood.
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Steak, truffles speak language of love I just loved the request Well, I not only have a from a Northern Kentucky recipe that looks like reader for a Valentine’s Day what she wants, I think recipe. “My husband keeps this one might be what talking about his mom’s Swiss his mom made. steak. All he remembers is I also wanted to share that she pounded salt and truffle recipes. What pepper into the meat with better way to say Rita flour, browned it and then “You’re special?” There baked it with tomatoes. It had Heikenfeld are two recipes: one for cheese on the top and was his adults and one for kids. RITA’S KITCHEN favorite. I would like to make Rita Nader Heikenthis as a surprise Valentine’s Day feld is an herbalist, educator, Jundinner for him. If you have a recigle Jim’s Eastgate culinary profespe that is close, I would really sional and author. Find her blog appreciate it”, she said. online at Abouteating.com.
‘I love you’ oven Swiss steak 1-1/2 pounds round steak, 3/4” thick 1/4 cup flour 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons ea. salt and pepper 1 can stewed tomatoes 1/2 cup ea. chopped celery and carrot 1/4 cup chopped onion 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce or bit more to taste 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
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Preheat oven to 325. Cut meat into 4 portions. Mix flour, salt and pepper and pound into meat. Set aside flour that is left. Brown meat in oil or shortening on all sides. Don’t cook it, just brown it. Place meat in shallow baking dish. Blend remaining flour with drippings in skillet and add rest of ingredients, except for cheese. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture boils. Pour over meat. Cover tightly and bake for 2 hours or until tender. Top with cheese and return to oven for a few minutes to melt cheese.
It’s that time of year - chocolate and Oreo truffles.
Elegant chocolate truffles 3 tablespoons light corn syrup 3/4 cup whipping cream, unwhipped 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped into very small pieces 1 teaspoon vanilla
In a small saucepan combine the corn syrup and heavy cream. Bring to a simmer and add the 12 ounces of chocolate. Stir until smooth. Remove from the heat and add vanilla. Pour the mixture into a container and place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour until firm. Scoop chocolate using small ice cream scoop onto pan lined with parchment paper or sprayed foil. Return to frig until very firm.
Oreo truffles 1 pound package of Oreo sandwich cookies, divided (not double stuffed) 8 oz. cream cheese, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla
Coating: 8 oz. or so high quality melted chocolate, cooled a bit but still liquid enough to dip
Tiny sprinkles/nuts, etc. (opt) Remove the truffles from the refrigerator and shape into balls by rolling between the palms of your hands. Work quickly since the heat of your hands makes the chocolate soft. Dip each truffle into the chocolate to coat and place on wire rack for excess to drip off. Tip: for a quicker and easier truffle omit the chocolate coating and drop the shaped truffles directly into cocoa powder, nuts or coconut.
Coating: 12 oz. bag semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled a bit but still liquid enough to dip
Crush 9 of the cookies to fine crumbs in food processor. Set aside. Cookies also can be finely crushed in a plastic bag using a rolling pin. Crush rest of cookies. Place in bowl and add cream cheese and vanilla. Mix until well blended. Roll into 1” balls. Dip in melted chocolate and set on wire rack. Immediately sprinkle with leftover crumbs so that crumbs adhere before chocolate coating sets up. Refrigerate until firm. Store in refrigerator up to a couple of weeks.
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Ethics, a few leading questions for you I taught ethics for a few years. To get the class to start thinking about some of the problems people have faced, the first session opened with a tough question. Suppose one of your children or a parent had been kidnapped and the price for the return of your loved one is to kill someone. What would you do? There was no answer. The problem was simply to make one think. Ethical problems are not this hard normally, but this has been done. Our problems are much easier, but our ethical standards define us. Not only to the public, but also to ourselves. We
have to face them and live with them. For the most part. We can depend on the reliable Ten Commandments, or to be Ed Levy politically correct, the 10 COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST good ideas. COLUMNIST Throughout our lives, we make ethical decisions. Some are good and some are lacking according to generally accepted standards. We become known either way. Sadly, the bad judgments we make tend to implicate others who may be similar
Jan. 28 question Who will be President of the United States one year from today? Why will he or she have won?
home on 15 acres and attached a senior doggie recreation room, dogs runs and a fenced-in Julie yard. It is a Bauke place for COMMUNITY PRESS eight senior GUEST COLUMNIST dogs who were given up just for being old, to live out their days in comfort and love. I knew we had done the right thing when we got our first resident: Mitzi. It’s no secret that the gray muzzle does not increase your prospects for being selected by shelter visitors. Maybe it was my imagination, but when I whispered in her ear that she was now safe, those tired bones took a deep breath and her whole body relaxed. Our world is not lacking in things to be heartbroken over. It can paralyze us into inaction or just the feeling that we can’t do anything that matters. There is no right or wrong answer to this question. I am constantly amazed by our community’s love for animals. Animal lovers are givers – and so are animals. My Furry Valentine, a nonprofit organization that hosts an annual event to bring people and adoptable pets together, is a way that you can get involved. To date My Furry Valentine has found homes for nearly 2,000 shelter pets in the last five years. My Furry Valentine, the region’s largest annual animal adoption event, will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 13 and 14, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Cincinnati, OH 45246. For more information, visit www.myfurryvalentine.com. Julie Bauke is the chief career happiness officer of The Bauke Group and a volunteer member of My Furry Valentine team. She can be reached at julie.bauke@ thebaukegroup.com
There is another factor that I want to stress. It is actually fun. You can affect the lives of others to your great satisfaction. The idea is to do favors for others. They can be big or small. It is the personal factor that makes you look good in their minds. The fun part comes if you are offered a reward. The best answer is to refuse it and tell the person that you want them to pass a favor on to some other person. You will be rewarded by the look on their face and an inner warmth that tells you that you have done something that will influence the future recipients favorably. You may even feel that you
have changed the world for the better in your own small way. What about the person you have influenced? Think about the possibility that he or she may take up your leading idea and begin to repeat your great principle. The world needs changing. It will not be done by grand plans of charity, human nature shows that this only creates greed, or even worse, laziness. The small acts of positive humanity will hopefully create a personal effect that encourages acts of kindness. Have fun changing the world a little bit at a time! Edward Levy is a resident of Montgomery.
Careers, happiness and furry friends “What breaks your heart?” I was at a conference and the speaker asked this question of the audience. In my work, I am accustomed to asking people what they are interested in, excited, even passionate about. But this question stopped me cold. Let me back up. I believe that when we limit our definition of our careers to just what we are paid to do, we miss the biggest picture; the opportunity to engage in the world with our full skill set and with our complete hearts and souls. If you enjoy coaching girls basketball, that is part of who you are and even it if it is purely a volunteer endeavor, it is a part of your unique career set, or your “big picture.” Take a minute and ask yourself what your total career is. What does it include, and what would you like it to have more of? If you are an animal lover, and spend any time or resources on animal-related causes, that is part of your career – part of who you are. I knew I wanted to do something to help dogs, but I also knew that was too broad of a desire. When a goal is too big or too vague, your chances of reaching it diminish, versus developing concrete, actionable goals. What breaks my heart? When I really thought about that question, I had an “aha” moment. Senior dogs dumped at shelters because they are senior dogs. That breaks my heart to pieces. Now what? I know I can’t volunteer in a shelter. My emotions would not survive and I would live as a blubbering mess. I have tremendous respect for those who do. I give money, I get the word out, I work to connect people and resources. I have as many dogs as I can in my home. But still, I knew there was more I could do. When facing the empty nest, we decided that we wanted more dogs. I knew the number was not 50, but it also wasn’t three. We built a
to us. That has been a fault of humanity for thousands of years. Many people are so insecure that they feel any means of thinking someone is inferior is a way of improving their status. That is just poor ethics. But, to get back to the personal ethics. You have to set personal standards and you have to keep and live by them. Others will know you by them. Even if you have made minor slips, they often live with you forever. The major ones are something you never escape. As you age, your standards have been set. The young folks have to set their own as they mature. It is an important decision.
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“One year from today we will be hailing the almighty and magnificent President Trump. I am not saying I agree with this choice, but yet again it will be a matter of the majority of the population voting against the greater evil rather than for the best choice. I truly long for an election where we can in good conscience vote for the right candidate with passion and belief that he or she is the best and correct choice for the highest office in our society. Trump simply has too much momentum, media presence and too many faithful followers to be stopped. He is saying the things that too many of us feel need to be said, and which the other hopefuls are too PC to state. On the campaign side he doesn't require huge donations and is therefore beholden to none of the special interests. If nothing else, this election cycle so far has been good entertainment.” M.J.F.
“I think it will be Ted Cruz. Most of America will finally wake up and realize that health care isn't a right it is a privilege, that Christianity is the national religion, diplomacy is weak and bombing is strong and good, woman should cede decisions about their bodies and reproductive health to wealthy, white evangelical males, and every citizens duty is to be armed with an open carry weapon of his or her choice. “I can relate very well to his populist story of attending common Ivy League schools, marrying a common Goldman Sach's executive and taking a job where you grind your place of employment to a standstill. “For all these democratic and patriotic reasons I see him coming out on top next year.” C.S.
“One year from today, you arrive home excited because you met with your boss today and he said due to increase in business, he was promoting you to manage the new employees. A nice raise comes with the job. The HR manager informs you your health insurance is going down in price because of increased competition. “Then you think back , a year earlier the country felt like it was rapidly suffocating, No good jobs, increased health insurance premiums and a navy
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suffering through a Third World country holding guns to their heads on their own ship. “Your choice, America.” J.H.D.
“Right now Democrat Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the favorites for their parties. I think the Democratic nominee has that 47 percent of voters (Romney’s claim of those not paying taxes and/or on entitlements) in their hip pocket. Trump seems to have captured the American voters’ disappointment with current leadership. He seems to have what the frustration fueled masses are looking for i.e. a change or the next Ronald Reagan. I think that voter frustration will ‘trump’ Hillary’s very questionable track record. I hope Trump chooses wisely his VP, cabinet and advisors. He scares me, but I am naively optimistic he can right the ship. I look forward to their debates next fall as it could get ugly. Go Figure!” T.D.T.
Jan. 7 question What is the best way to handle the Syrian refugee situation?
“I read the readers replies about the potential arrival of Syrian refugees into the U.S. I have a Koran and have read it twice. Americans do not have a clue about what an influx of Muslims into this country will cause in the short as well as the long run! “The book depicts the hatred for all those who have not accepted Islam. Those who are not Muslims deserve death. Any Muslim that believes what the Koran preaches is a potential threat! The following is a reply to a young man who had an article in the Cincinnati Enquirer He never received it because what I perceived as being an email address was a Facebook address. I am not on Facebook. “’I read your article in this morning’s Enquirer and the first
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thing that entered my mind was: Have you taken the time to read the Koran? Ask yourself why isn’t the country bringing in Christian refugees? Is it because Obama favors Muslims because he was raised as one. Multiculturalism does not work! Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, stated as much because of the influx of Muslim refugees into her country. The masses have caused assimilation problems.’ “England and France have the same problems with Muslim refugees. Many Muslims like Christians don’t read their Korans or Bibles and don’t go to a Mosque or church. Muslims that do go to a particular Mosque could be radicalized to commit jihad. Jim Hanson who is a part of counter terrorism (Center for Security Policy executive vice president) stated on O’Reilly’s hour that out of 100 mosques in the U.S. that were monitored 80 were preaching jihad. “The more Muslims that take shelter here and become citizens will add to the caliphate that is the head of the snake! There will be more mosques and minarets and the calls to prayers five times a day. Schools will be affected big time! And with a liberal supreme court Sharia law could be passed and men would be able to beat their wives and all that the book allows Muslim men to do. Women would be wearing burqas in public. Is this what you want to see in this country? “If you read the Koran you will see that it is based on the Biblical old testament. The narrative is twisted to bring about a faith that depicts Jesus as a prophet and not the son of God. Christians and Jews deserve death because they have not accepted Islam as the one true religion. No one knows who created the words of the Koran. Muhammad was illiterate and lived in and out of a cave because he probably had some mental issues. Would God send down Gabriel to give this man the words that depict death to all that don’t believe in Islam? I don’t think so! “SURA 47 - Muhammad: When ye encounter the infidels, strike off their heads till ye have made a great slaughter among them and of the rest make fast the fetters. Infidels deserve death! That includes you and me. The word infidel is mentioned 203 times in my Koran. American’s are illiterate relative to Islam and many like yourself are jumping on the bandwagon to bring them here!”
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Sycamore’s Johnny Ciotola, right, powers a shot on goal past La Salle’s Quinten Miller and Lancer goalie Johnny David is set to make the save, Jan. 24.
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SYCAMORE TWP. - A year ago, the Sycamore High School hockey team overcame a 4-8 regular season to win the Southwest Ohio High School Hockey League-Gold Division title. Despite being checked hard into the glass by the proverbial injury bug, Aves coach Paul Morris is hoping for a repeat. “We’re a work in progress,” Morris said. “Unfortunately, we haven’t been playing with a full set of guys. We’re showing signs of improvement. It’ll be nice to string a couple of wins together.” After the regular season, the Aves have the league tournament and then the state tournament. While a state run may be unlikely, anything’s possible in the Gold Division tournament as Sycamore found last winter. “We graduated five or six seniors and with the injuries we’ve had throughout the year, it’s been a difficult year,” Morris said. “We haven’t’ been able to rebound and recover as we had hoped.” The SWOHSHL Gold Division consists of Sycamore, Elder, Troy, Alter and La Salle. Springboro, Beavercreek, Centerville, Talawanda and St. Xavier are in the South Division and Mason competes as an independent. The Aves have played La Salle, Alter, Elder and Beavercreek close, but haven’t been rewarded in the win column. “We just have to put three full periods together,” Morris said. Sycamore plays most of their home games at Sports Plus in Evendale, but has played some games at Cincinnati Gardens as well as Miami University’s Goggin Arena and Hobart Arena in Troy. Their late January schedule featured a Friday night game in Troy, a Saturday night 9:30 face-off at The Gardens, followed by a noon skate the next day at Sports Plus. “We try to space it out and
KENWOOD - From the Ironman at Walsh Jesuit to the Powerade Invitational in Pennsylvania to the Catholic Invitational Tournament, Moeller High School’s wrestling program has seen the best on the best mats within a large radius of Cincinnati. The plan for coach James Yonushonis is for the experience to pay dividends at the Greater Catholic League meet, the State Dual tournament and on the road back to the Schottenstein Center in Columbus in early March. Entering the Regional Dual competition, the Crusaders were relatively healthy. “It’s that point where the season begins to wear on people, but that’s everybody,” Yonushonis said. “At most of the weights, we at least have a backup for guys that are banged up.” In duals, their only losses were close contests with Father Ryan (Tennessee) in early December, then a tough loss on Senior Night to Mason in midJanuary. The Crusaders rebounded by winning the CIT a few days later at Elder over 28 other teams. Five Crusaders with state experience are back for another March run. Not surprisingly, the qualifying quintet has been reliable again in the trenches. “Jack Meyer, Jacoby Ward, Joe Hensley, Brett Bryant and
Jake Thompson have been pretty consistent,” Yonushonis said. “Guys like Sam Wyche are coming on and Jordan Ward, the younger brother of Jacoby.” Jordan Ward benefits from having an older brother that’s been to the state meet and another, Joey, who is a two-time state champion now wrestling at North Carolina. Yonushonis likes his skill-set and preparation as a freshman competing in the GCL. Senior Jacoby Ward is having a successful season at 152 after wrestling as a junior at 138. He is a three-time state placer. Wyche was a district qualifier as a freshman and has caught the eye of his coach with his diligence at 182 pounds. For those that haven’t followed the DNA trail, his grandfather has the same name and used to coach the Bengals and Buccaneers. “When you see him in his singlet, you can see every muscle in his body,” Yonushonis said of young Sam Wyche. “He’s a pretty ripped 182. He can just focus on his wrestling skill and not worry about a whole lot of weight loss.” At 126 and 132, Yonushonis would like to see seniors Cooper Graves and Jaelen Summerours make competitive jumps. At 138, sophomore Jake Thompson increased his height over a year’s time, but has kept his See MOELLER, Page 2B
Sycamore’s Garrett Cambre, left, defends as La Salle’s Drew Obert looks to control the puck for the Lancers, Jan. 24.
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Moeller’s Sam Wyche, left, pulls down Mason’s Seph Wiegard en route to a 5-2 Crusader decision in the 195-pound class.
Sycamore’s Jason Beaudry makes a pass in the the Aves 2-2 tie with La Salle, Jan. 24.
give the boys 12 hours between games,” Morris said. “We scramble to get all of our games in and consequently play three or four on the weekend.” Sycamore’s appearances at The Gardens are against the local Greater Catholic League schools that share the facility. Morris grew up watching the Cyclones and Mighty Ducks play there and enjoys the old building. Those schools then usually return matches at
Andrew Turner breaks away with the puck for Sycamore as they skate to a 2-2 tie with La Salle, Jan. 24.
Sports Plus. Before the season even started, Sycamore lost a top point scorer in Richard Nardi to knee surgery. The team had hoped the combination of Nardi and Jason Beaudry would make some noise in the league. Beaudry has been productive, but the Aves have since lost players to concussions, fractures or other ailments. “It seems like once we get a See HOCKEY, Page 2B
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Boys basketball » Moeller beat Wilmington Jan. 23, 40-31. Senior Trey McBride and junior Keegan McDowell had 10 points each. The Crusaders beat St. Xavier 49-32 on Jan. 29. Senior Nate Georgeton had 20 points. » Indian Hill beat Mariemont 64-40 on Jan. 26. Senior Nick Heidel led the Braves with 17 points. On Jan. 29, Indian Hill beat Taylor 69-34. » CHCA defeated Clark
Montessori 78-72 Jan. 25. Erik Kohlan led the Eagles with 25 points.
Girls basketball » Indian Hill defeated Mount Healthy 56-31 on Jan. 25. Junior Ellie Schaub led the Lady Braves with 17 points. » Mount Notre Dame beat St. Ursula 53-37 on Jan. 26. Abby Weeks led the Cougars with 18 points. Weeks had 17 on Jan. 28 as MND beat McAuley 53-44. » Ursuline defeated Seton 54-47 Jan. 28. » CHCA defeated North College Hill 50-38 Jan. 27.
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Carolina Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly celebrates after beating the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship game at Bank of America Stadium Jan. 24.
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SPRINGFIELD TWP. Cam Newton calls him “Captain America.” But, before the nation knew Luke Kuechly, he was Cincinnati’s captain. And in many ways, the 2009 St. Xavier High School graduate remains one of this city’s proud captains with or without football pads on. When Kuechly’s feet hit the field, under the lights of Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., in Super Bowl 50, he’ll not only be representing his team and a fan base – booming thanks to a pair of postseason pick-sixes – but also his family, friends and hometown. Luke knew it as a little kid. “When they’re little this is what they dream about doing,” said Luke’s mom, Eileen Kuechly. As Carolina mangled Arizona, 49-15, in the NFC Championship game Sunday night, Eileen heard a story from one of Luke’s childhood friends, Matthew Reilly, who lives and teaches in Charlotte. “(Matthew) said, ‘When Luke and I were 10 years old we were sitting in my basement … talking about, one day we’re going to be playing in the Super Bowl,’ and that’s what he’s doing for cryin’ out loud,” said Eileen. Luke’s living his dream. St. Xavier’s dream was slightly different, and not realized until much later. The Bomber blue community, their dream was to have a representative like Luke. His uniform’s fashioned with No. 59 and a very telling “C” – which might as well mean Cincinnati, or character, or any other number of words capable of describing Kuechly. “It’s pretty simple, Luke is a better human being than he is a football player,” said St. Xavier coach Steve Specht. “I think if you really looked at all the players in the NFL you are going to find that the majority are tremendous people who happen to be gifted football players. “Unfortunately we don’t get to read about all of those people.” Specht said we often hear more about the negative issues than the positive. “I guess that’s what I love
about Luke; it doesn’t matter if he wins a Super Bowl or is voted the defensive MVP, he will still be the same guy that wants to give his best and leave the world a better place than he found it. That’s the way he is and always will be,” Specht said. “Winning a Super Bowl ring would be great for Luke and the community, but how he carries himself is what continues to make us proud.” Kuechly is the fourth St. X grad to make a Super Bowl roster. Greg Scruggs (class of ’08) was inactive, but on the roster for the Seahawks’ last two Super Bowl trips. Pat Ross (class of ’01) played for the Seahawks when they fell to Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XLI. Currently, Rocky Boiman (class of ’98) is the only Bomber to play in and win a Super Bowl as a member of the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XL. “Anybody who’s worn a football helmet for 22 years or 22 minutes, every kid has dreamed of playing in the Super Bowl and winning … it’s the ultimate reward,” said Boiman, who added it’s easy to see why Luke’s left such an impression on this community. “He’s the perfect embodiment of what St. Xavier’s all about,” said Boiman. “To who much is given, much is expected. For him to have that drive and to be as humble as he is and a man of the community. That’s what it’s all about.” Eileen also understands why Luke is so revered. “I do get it,” she said. “But then, we laugh too cause we know Luke. We see him at home and he’s still like a kid, too. He’s a thoughtful person and it comes from the people he’s been in contact with.” On Feb. 7, Luke’s parents and his brothers, John and Henry, who Eileen described as ecstatic, will watch Luke play linebacker in the Super Bowl. They love watching Luke play linebacker, but they love the man he’s become even more. “It has to be the man, because at the end this football will be done. What is he gonna be after that?” said Eileen. “If he is a good man, a man for others then I think we did a good job.”
INDIAN HILL - Two concussions, one during football season, the other the result of a fluky accident, kept Cincinnati Country Day senior wrestler Ian Hayes from competing last year. He returned this season, his second wrestling for the Indians. In talking to him, it’s evident he really missed being out on the mat with his teammates. “It was really tough for me,” Hayes said of the injuries. “I was out of school for a long time and I didn’t get to play football or wrestle. This year, I came back ready to go, ready to get out there on the mat. I really love being out here with these guys. They’re always so energetic, ready to go and ready to learn.” In his sophomore season, he tried to overpower opponents. Oftentimes, he got turned away because the opponent knew
how to counter. Now, he is focused on improving his technique. His return to competing has been a happy one aided, in part, by an 11-4 record as of Jan. 27. Even if his record wasn’t in his favor, Hayes would still be enjoying his time with the team. Coach Dan Wood measures the team’s successes by metrics other than just wins and losses. Hayes shares the same approach. “It’s not all about getting your hand raised at the end,” the senior said. “It’s about what you learn in the process and the lessons wrestling teaches you.” Hayes plays an important role in trying to get those principles to stick. He’s the only senior on a roster that includes four freshmen, three sophomores and one junior. All of them, Hayes included, are first- or second-year wrestlers. “Ian has initiative. If he sees a need, he steps up and fills the
need,” the coach said. “For example, if the coaches are working with other guys and he notices a team member struggling with technique, he will head over and talk them through it until they are comfortable with it. He could probably run a great practice. Second, Ian leads by example. If someone is watching him or working with him, he is giving it all whistle-to-whistle. Others see that work ethic and they see his success and they start to emulate the behaviors that help build toward that success.” It’s only his second season, but that doesn’t mean Hayes has small goals. He’s looking to make it to the postseason. He knows it’s going to take hard work, but that hasn’t tempered his passion for the sport. “You can’t just go out on the mat, wrestle and expect to be good at it,” the senior said. “You have to put in the work. It’s kicking my butt, but I’m loving it.”
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Cincinnati Country Day senior wrestler Ian Hayes’ return to competition has been a happy one aided, in part, by an 11-4 record as of Jan. 27.
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weight. “He’s working so hard and doing everything right,” Yonushonis said. The upper weights are Moeller’s strong suit. Junior Brett Bryant was sixth at the state meet as a sophomore. From there the scoring has been reliable going from Wyche to seniors Jack Meyer and Joe Hensley in the “Bash Brother” category of 220 and 285. Meyer has accumulated a handful of football offers and has made a name for himself in wrestling circles around the country with his performances in the Ironman and Powerade events. “He has the same kind of offers for wrestling,” Yonushonis said. “I know he wants to play
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Moeller’s Jack Meyer, top, turns Mason’s Zaid Hamdan over to score a pinfall at the 220-lbs. class during the Crusaders/Comets Dual Jan. 14.
football, but it’s pretty special for him to have a lot of opportunities.” Meyer is known for enjoying the center stage. The rest of the Crusaders are plenty familiar
with packed houses. The mantra from here is attitude plus effort equals results. “We have some work to do,” Yonushonis said. “We’ll have some tough matches ahead.”
Moeller’s Brett Bryant has a hammer lock on Mason’s Andrew Hauer in route to a 16-0 decision for the Crusaders in the 170-pound weight class.
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guy back, we get hurt (again),” Morris said. “We started bringing kids up from the JV. They have big shoes to fill and they’ve
done it. But, it’s tough to mold a team and gel when guys keep getting hurt.” The upside is the experience the younger players are getting will benefit next year’s squad. On the other hand, it’s been the school of hard knocks. Noah Kinsinger, a talented goalie has
been very busy between the pipes without the support in front of him. With some of his players back, Sycamore will try to eek out some February wins and finish the season on an upnote. The Aves host Troy at Sports Plus Feb. 5.
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RELIGION Ascension Lutheran Church Worship is at 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. The 8 a.m. worship is a small, quiet and simple worship service in the Lutheran tradition. The 10:15 a.m. worship is in a variety of styles, from contemporary to traditional. Lyrics and portions of the service are projected for all to follow along easily. A children’s message is offered every Sunday. Holy Communion is offered every Sunday at both services. Sunday school, Confirmation and adult forum are at 9 a.m. Upcoming forum topics include “Entertaining Unsettling Questions,” “Beyond Tolerance” and “The Holy Spirit.” Healing Christ (healing touch) Ministry is offered at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month. More information on this ministry is available at 793-3288. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288; www.ascensionlutheranchurch.com.
Bethel Baptist Temple The AWANA children’s program for preschool age through ninth-grade is offered at 7 p.m. every Wednesday through the school year. Children are led through an evening of Bible stories and lessons, games and special events. Sunday School classes are 10 a.m.; Sunday worship is 11 a.m. Kings Kids, a children’s worship service, is offered during the 11 a.m. service. Nursery care is available. The church is at 8501 Plainfield Road, Sycamore Township; 891-2221; bethelbaptisttemple. org.
Blue Ash Presbyterian Church God Squad (youth group) will have its annual spaghetti luncheon on Feb. 7. The cost is $7 per person or $25 for a
family of four. Profits will go to help with God Squad mission trips. RSVP to Bill Bretz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ash Wednesday will be observed on Feb. 10 in the fellowship hall. A meal of soup, bread and salad will be served. RSVP at email@example.com, or call 791-1153. The Lenten Series begins 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, and will continue each Wednesday through Lent. This year’s series includes speakers from local charities that BAPC supports. Speakers will provide information about their organization’s work and how volunteers help make a difference. The congregation is challenged to provide in total 10 person hours to each charity that presents at the Lenten Series. Dessert, coffee, and tea will be provided. RSVP to the church at 791-1153 or at blueashpresbychurch@gmail. com. Donations of bar soap in its original wrapper are being collected to support hygiene kits for the local homeless community. A box will be in the Narthex for donations until Feb. 6. The adult Sunday School invites beginners and questioners to two different classes, each beginning at 9 a.m. to explore Bible knowledge, moral and faith issues with fellow Christians. Beginners and questioners are welcome. Two different classes are available, each beginning at 9 a.m. Sewing group will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5. Enjoy bowling and fellowship? Join the BAPC bowling team at Crossgate Lanes every Friday at 10 a.m. Please donate Bar Soap (in its original wrapper) to help support hygiene kits for our local homeless community. A box will be in the Narthex for donations until Feb. 6. This year’s Mouse Market, a gently-used treasures sale, is scheduled for May 6 and 7. Donations are accepted at the
church office. Sunday worship services are at 10:30 a.m. Nursery care is available. Sunday sermons are recorded and available on our website, www.bapc.net The church is located at 4309 Cooper Road; 791-1153.
Chabad Jewish Center Renowned author and teacher Rabbi Ruvi New will address the state of the world today and what to do about it in a real way in the lecture, “The Spiritual Underpinnings of Terrorism” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the center. The lecture intends to give a tangible response to this dilemma, beyond what is necessary in the political realm and on a government level. It will share an historical and kabbalistic narrative that traces the spiritual origins of terrorism and what each one of us can do to combat it from its source. The lecture is open to the public. No religious background is necessary. A question and answer period will follow the lecture. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door, with sponsorship opportunity for $150 that includes admission for two, and private dinner and conversation with guest. For reservations and more information, call 793-5200, or go to www.chabadba.com. The lecture is open to the public. No religious background or experience is necessary. The center is at 3977 Hunt Road, Blue Ash; 793-5200; www.chabadba.com.
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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church GSLC is a large church that offers a variety of styles of worship and service times. Woven worship (mix of traditional and contemporary) is 5 p.m. Saturdays; Traditional worship is 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sundays. Contemporary worship is 9:30 a.m. Sundays. A 30-minute family worship for wee ones is 9 a.m. Sundays. “NOSH” dinner and worship is 5:45 p.m. Sundays, offsite at UC Campus Ministry Edge House. GSLC offers preschool and student Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. September through May. Faith-building classes, fellowship and outreach opportunities, and small groups are offered each weekend and throughout the week for adults to connect. The church is at 7701 Kenwood Road, Kenwood; 891-1700; goodshepherd.com.
Hartzell United Methodist Church Phone the church office to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and/or Interfaith Hospitality Network. Accepting canned goods for NEEDS. Sunday School: 9 a.m., Sunday Worship Service: 10:30 a.m., Camp Kids and Child Care: 11 a.m., youth, outreach, fellowship, music ministries, Bible studies. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 8918527; www.hartzellumc.org.
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church The Parish annual meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, between services. During January, the church .is collecting hats, mittens and gloves for the NEEDS (North East Emergency Distribution Services) food pantry for needy students of nearby school districts. An Intercessory Healing Prayer Service is offered at 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month. SMART Recovery Group meets at 6 p.m. Mondays in the library. Visit www.smartcincy.com. Tai Chi is offered from 6-8 p.m. Mondays and 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays.
Men’s breakfast group meets at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday mornings at Steak N Shake in Montgomery. A quilting group meets at 1 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. No experience is necessary. Bring your own projects and ideas for group projects. Ladies fellowship/religious study group meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at the church. Couples bridge meets the first Friday of each month. Anyone with a bridge partner is welcome to attend. Bring an appetizer or snack to share. Education Ministry is 10 a.m. (grades 3-6) and 11 a.m. (grades seven to 12). Regular service times are at 8 a.m. with spoken Eucharist and 10 a.m. with Sunday School and child care. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401; www.st-barnabas. org.
Sycamore Presbyterian Church Sunday worship services are at 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Childcare is available at both services for infants through age 2; Sunday School is at 10:45 a.m. for toddler through 12thgrade. Additional child-care for parents in adult education classes during the 9:15 a.m. service. Preschool and older, meet in the nursery during the 9:15 a.m. service. A webcast is available for the 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services. Preschool registration is open for the 2016-2017 school year. Visit www.sycamorechurch.org or call Jamie Coston at 6837717 for further information. New Adult Discussion Group “Come to the Waters” from the Horizons Bible Study, Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. in Room 120 with Rev. McClanahan and on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel. The study includes topics on creation, baptism, faith, justice, forgiveness, and hope. Books will be available at the Spiritual Growth Resource Center. All are welcome and no registration required. Adult discussion group: “I am a Church Member” is offered at 10:45 a.m. Sunday mornings, in the foyer, by Rev. Linda McClanahan. Call 683-0254. Sunday Adult Bible Study Group meets at 10:45 a.m. in room 120. The group is studying “Mark-Follow Me, A Life
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Now a warning about an elaborate scam that tries to convince consumers their energy bill is overdue and needs to be paid immediately. Duke Energy says it is aware of this scam, that it’s shown up in five states, and that it’s not unique to Duke since it is happening to all utility companies through the U.S. and Canada. However, Duke says, complaints about this scam have doubled in the past year. In Greater Cincinnati a customer named Steve wrote me to say he received a phone call at the end of January from someone claiming to be from Duke Energy. “They told me they have a work order to shut off the electric to my business. I explained my case, thinking they were really Duke representatives, stating that my bill is current – and I checked online that everything was OK, that payment was received.” But, Steve writes, “They went on to say that it has not been received and they will do an investigation but in the meantime a payment must be made within one hour or the power will be turned off. I told them I can give them a payment over the phone and they said it’s too late for that, that I will have to go to CVS and make a payment of $946.” Steve says he questioned that amount since
his last bill was only for $547. “He said it was higher due to reinstatement Howard fees. He Ain gave me a phone HEY HOWARD! number to call. I hung up the phone and decided to call Duke. They said everything was fine on the account — and they don’t call anyway. They are looking into it,” Steve wrote. The number Steve was told to call began with 844 which is a toll free number not assigned to any particular part of the U.S. After learning the call was a scam he writes, “I took it upon myself to call that 844 number and it really does say Duke Energy with a menu selection. I pressed 1 and within two rings I did get a person that said, ‘Thank you for calling Duke Energy. How may I direct your call?’ This is a very high tech scam, others need to be alerted.” The scammer was trying to get Steve to put that $946 payment on a prepaid debit card. He would then call that phone number, to those pretending to be with Duke, and give them the numbers on that debit card. That would allow the scammers to get the $946 immediately and
get away without a trace. Duke Energy warns, “Prepaid debit cards are like cash and the transactions cannot be reversed. If a caller specifically asks you to pay by prepaid debit card, this is a red flag.” Duke Energy says it will never call and demand immediate payment without first sending you a notification by mail. In fact, it says it will send several notifications over the course of several weeks prior to electric service disconnection. Duke also says it will never ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone. Duke says some customers have received emails claiming their energy bill is past due and instructs them to click on a link to pay their bill. It warns not to click on the link because that could result in a virus being downloaded onto their computer or lead of the theft of their personal information. Duke says it’s working with law enforcement to try to stop these telemarketing fraud rings. It says technology makes it very difficult to trace these criminals calls and notes they can be calling from anywhere in the world. Howard Ain appears as the Troubleshooter on WKRC-TV Local 12 News. Email him at hey email@example.com..
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D’Souza nominated for Harvard program Blue Ash resident Bradly Ivan D’Souza has been nominated to attend the Global Young Innovators Initiative: Impact Through Leadership (GYII), an exclusive Envision proin gram partnership with Leadership Initiatives, on D’Souza the campus of Harvard University from June 13 June 18. GYII is a six-day summit where D’Souza will develop and practice critical and integrative thinking, problem solving and creativity. At GYII D’Souza will have the opportunity to join Leadership Initiatives, International Business Alliance Program (IBAP) to continue working with Leadership Initiatives and a Nigerian business over the next 12 to 18 months.
third year in a row. Program chair Lavon Moore is a Sycamore Township resident. The award is given to institutions whose students achieve at least a 90 percent pass rate on the NBSTSA’s Certified Surgical Technologist examination, widely regarded as the foundational national credential for demonstrating basic competency for safe patient care in the operating room. The CST is required for employment within many health care organizations. Cincinnati State’s students recorded a 91 percent pass rate on the CST during the test cycle that ran from Aug. 1, 2014, to July 31, 2015. to the According NBSTSA website, 10,430 individuals took the Certified Surgical Technologist examination for the 2014-15 reporting period. Of these, 7,299 passed, for a national pass rate of 70 percent. The success of the Surgical Technology program is a result of dediSee NEIGHBORS, Page 6B
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DEATHS Russell E. Rickly Russell E. Rickly, 95, of Montgomery died Jan. 25. He was a US. Army veteran of World War II, serving as captain in the 16th Armored Division.
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64 years, Evelyn L. (nee Brauning) Rickly; daughter, Cheryl L. Rickly; and siblings Marion, Jack and Ralph Rickly. Services were Jan. 30 at Silent Home Cemetery, Reynoldsburg, Ohio.
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Criminal mischief Someone damaged white plastic fencing, $150 damage, in the 4100 block of Hunt Road Jan. 13. Forgery Reported in the 4100 block of Hunt Road Jan. 12. Petty theft A man said someone took ma hydraulic punch set, value $150; two Milwaukee 18-volt batteries, value $90; a Milwaukee 12-volt battery, value $45; three Mil-
waukee battery chargers, value $120; a Milwaukee Sawzall, value $250, and a Milwaukee impact wrench, value $140, Jan. 17 in the 4700 block of Creek Road. Theft A woman said someone tok an Ohio temporary plate, C097600, value $60, from the 4400 block of Carver Woods Drive Jan. 14. Violating protection order Reported in the 9700 block of Kenwood Road Jan. 15.
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Assault Reported in 10500 block of Montgomery Road Jan. 21. Domestic Reported in 11200 block of Terwillegers Run Drive Jan. 10. Fight Reported in 9700 block of Montgomery Road Jan. 24. Forgery Reported in 9500 block of Main Street Jan. 18. Harassment Reported in 7400 block of Cornell Road Jan. 23. Lost property A woman reported a missing Lyrica pill, Jan. 13 in the 10500 block of Montgomery Road.
Sex offenses A juvenile posted an inappropriate photo on SnapChat, Jan. 21 in the 740 block of Cornell Road. Theft Someone took $100 worth of drugs from the 10500 block of Montgomery Road Jan. 19. A man said someone took $199 worth of vehicle parts from the 10500 block of Montgomery Road Jan. 17. A man said someone stole checks from a business in the 7800 block of Remington Road Jan. 6.
SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP Incidents/investigations Theft iPad removed from 9000 block of E. Galbraith Road, Nov. 21. $485 removed from 4000 block of Longford Drive, Nov. 16. Merchandise removed from 7800 block of Montgomery Road, Nov. 8. $150 removed from 7800 block of Montgomery Road, Nov. 23.
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REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS 4693 Alpine Ave.: Christina Trust Tr. to Fehr, Dennis & Jennifer; $70,500. 6220 Idalia Ave.: U.S. Bank Trust NA Tr. to Sinclair, Anthony Miles; $45,000. 9517 Longren Court: McCann, Melissa C. to Schutte, Jeffrey S. & Stacey C.; $319,000. 26 Trailbridge Drive: Land Resource LLC to Dennis, Robert C. & Kathy Hart; $269,000. 9741 Troon Court: Norwine, John C. & Perriann T. Allen to Kriek, Helena C.; $211,000. 10865 Indeco Drive: Bates Realty Inc. to Rosenfeld, Taylor; $255,000. 10900 Kenwood Road: KMHR Inc. to 10900 Kenwood LLC; $2,500,000. 10900 Kenwood Road: Leyman Mfg. Corp. to 10900 Kenwood LLC; $2,500,000. 9508 Southgate Drive: Waxler, William A. Successor Tr. to Avery, Jonathan & Elisabeth; $239,200. 3587 Tiffany Ridge Lane: Dinerman, Robert L. Tr. to Tutuncu, Can & Tanya Boudreau; $445,000. 9752 Troon Court: Vezelay Properties Inc. to Lee, James R. & Francis A.; $269,900. 10152 Zig Zag Road: Herald Coy M to El-Ghazal Lara G; $415,000. 10506 Sundance Court: Blue Ash Development LLC to Gt Blue Ash Homes LLC; $115,000. 10518 Adirondack Way: Blue Ash Development LLC to Gt Blue Ash Homes LLC; $115,000. 3559 Lobelia Drive: Dawson Branden S & Christy L to Elgie Nicholas J & Elyse; $144,500. 52 Carpenters Ridge: Nicholson Thomas W. Tr to Mathews S Mark Tr; $282,900.
MONTGOMERY 10395 Deerfield Road: Kottner, Gregory A. Tr. & Diana J. Tr. to Bellomo, Joseph & Brian P. Diangelo; $140,000. 8002 Deershadow Lane: Donnelly, Andrew to Gunning Investment LLC; $230,000. 9689 Montgomery Road: Saberi, Behrooz & Mahnaz to Pond Realty Co.; $787,000.
9797 Montgomery Road: Rath & Schutte Group to 9797 LLC; $1,729,000. 8831 Weller Road: Taylor, David L. Tr. to Griffin, Timothy D. Tr.; $1,200,000. 50 West St.: Rosenfeld, Taylor J. & Leanne to Greene, Arthur M. III; $530,000. 9876 Zig Zag Road: Fisher, Denise R. to Gates, Adam & Jennifer; $545,000. 10729 Adventure Lane: O’Donnell, Michael P. & Sandra A. to Emery, Amy L.; $350,000. 7465 Baywind Drive: Brenkert, Timothy E. & Katie M. to Faust, Jeremy S. &Rachel M. Juran; $382,000. 9200 Montgomery Road: Robinson, Judy D. to Siu, Kin C.; $128,000. 9040 Winthrop Drive: Ganote, Monica B. to Woester, Jennifer & Adam; $405,000. Legacy Lane: Vintage Club Associates Ltd to Great Traditions Homes Ltd; $192,000. Vintage Walk: Great Traditions Homes Ltd to Th Acquisitions LLC; $1,483,475. 132 Village Gate Lane: Great Traditions Homes Ltd to Th Acquisitions LLC; $1,483,475. 7770 Ivygate Lane: Cross Andrew Walker & Sara C Betterton Cross to Brenkert Imothy E & Katie M; $579,000.
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nati LLC; $1,375,000. 8445 Preakness Lane: Handler, Mark B. & Leslie M. Trs. to Gouda, Tayseer A. & Samia E.; $518,950. 10179 Sleepy Ridge Drive: Bessey, Linda C. to Graves, John B.; $490,000. \9967 Adams Ave.: Madsen, David G. to Wells Fargo Bank NA Tr.; $55,000. 9940 Mistymorn Lane: Brewer, Gregory & Cheryl to Parthasarathy, Gautham & Smita M.
Jadhav; $640,000. 11971 Olde Dominion Drive: Paj Enterprises LLC to Grand Arbor LLC The; $114,000. 8790 Governors Hill Drive: Duke Realty Ohio to Gov Hill Partners LLC; $2,510,000. 9364 Kentonsrun Court: Burch Kevin L & Mimi M to Sharpe Nathan J & Marisa A; $289,905.
Continued from Page 6B of Carrington Lane, Nov. 19. Criminal trespassing Reported on 7800 block of Montgomery Road, Nov. 19. Reported on 7800 block of Montgomery Road, Nov. 23. Theft Merchandise removed from 7900 block of Montgomery Road, Nov. 21. Reported on 7800 block of Montgomery Road, Nov. 21.
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Cincinnati Low Income Apartments. Section 8. Very nice West side locations. 2-3 BR Equal Opportunity Housing. 513-929-2402
Elmwood 3BR, New flooring, new bath, Very Clean & Nice. $620+dep. tennant pays elect. 513-300-5845
FELICITY Garrison Place Senior Apts. 62 and over, Rent Subsidized Free Utilities, Secure Building On-site laundry Pets Allowed 513-876-3590 TTY 800-750-0750 EHO LOVELAND MACARTHUR PARK APTS. Spacious 2 & 3 BR units conveniently located in the Loveland School District. Nr. shopping, parks and the Loveland Bike Trail. Playground and on-site laundry. HEAT AND WATER PAID 513-683-5081 firstname.lastname@example.org
MILFORD- SEM Villa Rent subsidized. Voted Best of the East Senior apts. 55 + older Or mobility impaired. Immed. occup. Newly renovated apts. Secure building. Service Coordinator Visiting physicians. 513-831-3262 tty 1-800-750-0750
Mt Airy -2BR, on bus line, $480/mo. 4 family unit. Free heat & water. 513-661-3442
Mt Carmel 1 br $450 Wmsbrg 1-2br $425+ Eqpt Kit. New crpet. 283-5569/528-2632 Mt. Washington - Special: 1/2 off 1st mos rent! 1 & 2BRs, 1BA, on busline, hdwd flrs, lndry on site, wtr incl, wind a/c units, carport/garage incl. 513-313-2709 or 513-7320967
Westchester - Huge 2BR, w/2nd floor grand suite, 3 Bath, equip. kit, fpl, sunroom, den, bsmt, gar., fitness center/pool, $1,800/mo + dep. 513737-0778
Amelia- 2BR, House, 1BA, LR, Kitchen. No Pets. $600/mo. 513-553-1555 B e t h e l 3br - 2 bath, bsmt/gar. central heat & a/c, $995/mo 513-477-8573 Cherrygrove - 3BR, 2BA, LR, FR, half basement, 2 car carport, lg fenced yard. no pets. $1000/mo. Call 513-553-1555 Evanston area, Near XU, 7 rooms, 3+BR, $625 rent + deposit. Call Joe 513-313-1227
L O V E L A N D - 9993 Union Cemetery Rd. 2.6 Acres serene country setting. Freshly painted, new carpeting, 3 BR, 2 BA Cape Cod, lg deck, all new kit appls, $950 mo. + $950 sec. dep. 513-206-2684 MADISON PL--Newly remodeled 2BR, 1BA, full bsmt, off street parking, $900+$900 dep. Avail 2/1/2016 (negotiable). 513-919-4146
B a t a vi a - furnished Office (1,400 sf) Garages- (8,000sf total) Mechanics /Machine shop, 3,200sf 513-732-0940
AdvancePierre Foods, Inc.’s Cincinnati, OH facility has an opening for a Regulatory Affairs Manager. Interpret, analyze & manage import/export processes, trade compliance rules of practice, Customs, USDA, FDA & CFIA regulations to maintain compliance and manage risk. Provide management info. to facilitate food safety & business decisions & provide guidance for facility Quality Managers/Teams. Consult w/ Quality Managers to achieve consistency in implementation of regulatory programs. Attend the FSIS/USDA EIAO FSA visits. Aid in maintaining regulatory compliance. Manage overall import/export processes. Assist production facilities w/ USDA/FDA regulatory issues, system maintenance, program development & validation. Interact w/ facility personnel to maintain an understanding of current food safety/regulatory systems. Conduct internal audits/assessments. Develop internal Quality & other departmental programs. Assist in maintenance of an effective Recall/Crisis Management system. Develop regulatory training materials & train. Provide guidance, research activities & support to company facilities w/ regard to USDA/FDA regulatory control actions. Provide summaries of potential impact to the company regarding newly published FSIS or FDA publications. Provide research support for regulatory, food safety or laboratory inquiries. Assist in reviewing potential customer contracts & incorporating customer requirements into procedures & policies. Provide support/oversight to facilities with regard to the SQF 2000 System’s regulatory codes. Travel = 25% to regulatory agencies in Washington D.C.; to plants across the US; trade shows and to teach USDA Texas A&M. Required: Bachelor Degree in Food Science or related field (or foreign equiv); 2 yrs exp as Regulatory Affairs Manager, Quality Assurance Manager/Supervisor/Coordi nator, or related. 2 yrs exp: analyzing testing methodologies; drafting technical reports; working collaboratively w/ foreign governments to develop, implement and validate processing requirements and verification activities; researching scientific literature relevant to industry; and providing technical proposals for approval of facilities by federal regulatory agencies to be in compliance with domestic and international trade laws. Exp may be gained concurrently. Apply at: www.advancepierre.com (No Calls).
CAREGIVER for the elderly. 18 Yrs exp. Companionship, cooking, cleaning, doctor appts. Refs. Call Kim 513400-8072
Systems Engineer $74,484.80 to $84,988.80 View the Complete Job posting online at: https://jobs.daytonohio.gov or www.careerbuilder.com Keyword: City of Dayton Systems Engineer
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BODY TECHNICIAN CARSTAR Collision Care Center is seeking an experienced Body Technician. Responsible for all phases of collision repair. I-CAR training preferred. Competitive wages and great benefits. Call: 513-697-4512
The Cincinnati Enquirer has carrier routes available in the following areas: Central St. Bernard @ Walnut Hills @ Wyoming @ Avondale East Amelia / Batavia @ Bethel @ Brown County @ Goshen @ Hyde Park @ Madeira/Indian Hill/Milford/Loveland @ Montgomery / Silverton @ Oakley West Colerain Twp. @ Groesbeck Monfort Heights @ Northside Western Hills / Westwood @ Wyoming North Fairfield @ Liberty Township @ Maineville @ Middletown @ Morrow Mason @ Sharonville South Lebanon @ West Chester Kentucky Cold Spring @ Crescent Springs Edgewood Erlanger Florence / Burlington Independence / Taylor Mill Park Hills / Ft. Mitchell Union @ Walton / Verona @ Warsaw Indiana St. Leon Must be 18 with a valid drivers license and proof of insurance. If interested please call: 513-768-8134
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Mechanical Repair Experience in food service industry (preferred). Electrical and plumbing knowledge. Refrigeration certification is a plus. Applicant must have a clean driving record for employment. Strong customer service background.
Company provides: - Company vehicle - Uniforms - Company phone - Factory Training - A drug-free workplace - Vacation and sick time. - Health, vision/dental plans - 401K plan
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Spring/Summer Positions at Spring Grove Beautiful and historical Spring Grove Cemetery is looking to fill part-time Mowing, String Trimming, Security and Custodial positions. We offer a great work environment in one of the most scenic cemetery and arboretum in the United States. When:
Thursday, February 11 from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm Where: Spring Grove Cemetery / Gwen Mooney Funeral Home 4389 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45223 Reception Center (behind the Gwen Mooney Funeral Home follow the job fair signs ) Contact: Mark Brown @ 513-853-6837 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Millwork Estimator Stanton Millworks, a growing regional custom architectural millwork services provider located in Cincinnati, is seeking a Millwork Estimator. Responsibilities include reviewing architectural drawings & specifications to determine the scope of work, generating material take-off lists and costs, calculating fabrication & installation hours and cost, obtaining bids from vendors, and developing clearly written proposals. Strong knowledge of woodworking and commercial construction industries, ability to read and understand architectural drawings, specs, purchase orders and contracts and 5 years’ experience in millwork estimating. Submit resume with cover letter to email@example.com EOE/AA/M/F/VET/DISABILITY/Drug-free workplace
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6 positions – Temporary/seasonal work planting, cultivating and harvesting nursery stock, from 2/22/2016 to 11/18/2016 at The Wm. A. Natorp Company, Mason & Lebanon, OH. Three months verifiable previous experience required in the job described. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 80 lbs. Employer-paid post-hire drug testing required. The highest of $12.07/hr or current applicable AEWR or applicable piece rates depending on crop activity. Raise/bonus at employer discretion. Workers are guaranteed ¾ of work hours of total period. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by employer without charge to worker. Housing with kitchen facilities provided at no cost to only those workers who are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment. Transportation and subsistence expenses to work site will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract. Interviews required. Apply for this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in state in which this ad appears, or OMJ Center Warren County, 300 E. Silver St., Lebanon, OH 45036. Provide copy of this ad. OH Job Order # 3090364.
Plus Cleaners Dry cleaner for east side area is looking for fast p aced, energetic individuals to join our production & retail team. Willing to train & opportunities for advancement. Experience a plus. Call Paul at 513-386-6166 or apply at 6812 Clough Pike.
Cleaning Service needs Part Time Day and Evening People . Must have car and phone. Good Pay. Call 859-653-4488
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The position is 15 hours per week, working three days a week. It will oversee two congregate meals programs. One program is at the Booth Apartments and it run on Monday and Fridays. The second location is at the Delhi Senior Center and it will serve a meal on Wednesday. This position’s start time is 9:30 am and its end time is 1:30 pm. Person taking on this position must finish their day at Greentownship Senior Center. In addition, they will have to pass a SERV SAFE test and be computer literate. A high school diploma or a GED is required. In addition, experience of 2-3 years in the food services industry is a plus.We are an Equal Opportunity Employer if you are interested in this position please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail your resume to Jo Ann Kells, HR Director, Cincinnati Area Senior Services, 2368 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206.
ESTIMATOR Brock Restoration, Cincinnati, OH Must have knowledge of construction procedures and protocols. Includes scheduling project, selecting and purchasing material, maintaining budgets. Familiar with Xactimate experience a plus. We offer a salary plus bonus, health insurance, 401k, paid holiday, vacation and sick days. Please email your resume to: moses@ brockrestoration.com EXPERIENCED CLEANERS Part-Time Cleaners Needed in the Tri-County Area $12-15/hour. Call: (513) 885-5009
FULL TIME COOK For a retirement community with benefits. Apply at SEM Terrace 5371 South Milford Rd or call (513) 248-1140. EOE
Heartland Engineered Products located in Harrison, OH is currently hiring multiple positions for the 3rd shift. These positions will work 4 – 10 hour days. The normal work schedule is Sunday – Wednesday working 8pm – 6:30am. We are hiring powder coat painters, packaging, and general laborers. For painters, previous painting experience is required. For all positions, applicants must possess a good work ethic, have good attendance, and be a team player. If you are interested in applying for any of these positions, please apply at 355 Industrial Dr., Harrison, OH 45030. Lawn Mower Techs and Drivers PT/FT, change oil, sharpen blade, rpr, $8-15/hr, Feb-May, Deer Park area. Call 791-7737 Leave a detailed Message
Now accepting applications for landscaping positions. Valid drivers license, good driving record, and experience is a plus. Passing drug screen required. Apply online at frederickslandscaping.com or call 513-821-9407.
On Site Manager Position for a Self Storage Facility Looking for friendly, mature, & honest individual/couple who is dependable & well organized for on site manager of western Hamilton County self storage facility. Excellent communication skills & computer knowledge is helpful. Compensation includes 2 bedroom apartment & utilities. Mail resume to PO Box 365 Miamitown, OH 45041
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Restaurants-Hotels Part-Time Cleaners Needed: Part-Time, Evenings, Clean Offices. 10-20 Hours a week $8.50 - $9.50 range. W ork close to home. Call (513) 874-7730 x 1204
Cafeteria Manager Seeking Cafeteria Manager for full-time high school position in Fort Thomas, KY. Culinary management experience is preferred. For more information, contact Gina Sawma at 859.815.2545 . Please apply through online application located on the Human Resources page of the district website at www.fortthomas.kyschools.us.
Retail Registration Staff for Aquatics Kenwood Country Club is seeking senior or retired individuals who are looking for flexible summer employment for 8-20 hours per week. Employment benefits to include employee meals and limited golf privileges. If interested, applications /resumes may be submitted via our website at www.kenwoodcc.com
Start Work Immediately! Deliver the telephone directories in the Cincinnati Suburban areas. We deliver to Butler, Warren, and Clemont Counties. Call 216-409-1729 now for an appt. Call M-F, 9 am-3 pm. Applicant must be 18 yrs or older with a valid driver’s license and proof of ins. Visit us online at www.deliverYELLOW.com
Management APARTMENT MANAGEMENT TEAM For 214 unit subsidized apt. community for the elderly in Oakley. EEOC employer. Must live on site, 2 Bdr Apt with all utilities provided. Office and maintenance experience required. Salary DOE. Send Resume along with salary history to: Bill Strite, 3781 Eastern Hills Lane, Suite A, Cincinnati, OH 45209 or fax (513) 421-3445. Management Team Only Please!
MISC. LIGHT PRODUCTION WORK Florence Manufacturing Company seeks part time worker--up to 35 hrs/week. Work hours are 7a-4p. Call 859-342-7841 to discuss position and possible interview.
STORE MANAGER Kirlin’s Hallmark is currently hiring a Store Manager in Crestview Hills, KY. Retail management experience preferred. Must be results oriented, energetic, organized. Benefits and training program available. EOE email@example.com or fax 217-224-9400.
APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL 392 PLUMBER, PIPE FITTER AND HVAC/R SERVICE TECHNICIAN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS Applications for the five year apprenticeship program may be picked up in person Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Local 392 Training Center, 1300 Century Circle North, Cincinnati, OH 45246. Must be 18 years of age or older, have a high school diploma or GED Photo I.D. is mandatory to pick up an application. Selected Apprentices are required to take a pre-employment drug screening test. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER WWW.JATC392.COM Facebook: LOCAL UNION 392 TRAINING CENTER
TELEMARKETERS Are you looking to change careers? Are you tired of getting beat up with low wages? Do you want to make 1,000 a week or more helping others? Do you like to have fun? Are you self motivated? Would you like making top bonuses each week? Do you like incentives like going to the Jamaican Islands? If you answered yes to any of these questions, change careers in the New Year with a company that cares. Call Patti for a confidential interview 330-491-1297 EOE
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38th Annual Winter Swap (Previously at the Ohio Nat. Gaurd Armory 3000 Symmes Rd, Hamilton, OH) HAS BEEN CANC E L L E D . We Will be back next year at a new location.
Immediate opening for motivated, reliable driver for local straight truck route, with customer service responsibilities. Must be physically fit, able to lift 50 lbs., and complete truck load/unload responsibilities. Apply in person at 10877 Millington Ct., Blue Ash 45242 Drivers: $3,000.00 Orientation Completion Bonus! Dedicated, Regional, OTR, Flatbed & Point to Point Lanes. Great Pay, (New hires min 800.00/wk)! CDL-A 1 yr. Exp.: 1-855-314-1138
DRIVERS Local Contract Drivers needed. Jumpstarts/fuel deliveries/tire changes. Vehicle required, no experience necessary. Call Manny at 267-270-5225 MEDICAL DELIVERY Well est. delivery business sks. honest, reliable, ind. contractor w/ van or SUV thats wants $1000 weekly. Must pass drug screen, background check and be non-smoker. Call 513-841-1159
Auction General Auctions Winter Equip & Truck Auction Sat., Feb 27th 9am Cincinnati Auction Facility Warren Co. Fairgrounds 665 SR 48, Lebanon, OH 45036 Commercial Trucks Trailers AG Tractors Implements * Lawn & Garden * Construction Excavating * Mining Equip * Wagon Loads of Small Tools & More! Auction Units accepted until Wed, Feb. 24th @ 5pm.
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Cincinnati, Estate Sale, 3809 Arbor Lane, Sat: 8-1 on 2/6, Furniture, excerise equipment, dishes, washer and dryer, refrigerator, kitchen table and chairs, patio furniture, sewing machine,everything must go., Dir: I275 to Beechmont Ave 125. Go west on 125 to Nordyke. Take Nordyke to Vineyard Hills Subdivision. Turn left on Arbor.
CINCINNATI, ESTATE SALE, MARLEY STREET 45216, Fri: 9AMto2PM, Sat: 9AMto2PM, Living Rm/Bdrm/Ktch Furn, 48"smart TV, Vintage Items, collectibles, bar items, costume Jwlry, home decor, refrig, Antique Stove, books, garage items, historical papers, christmas items, kitchen items, dolls, artwork and more... 5136800276,
Garage Sales neighborly deals... ANDERSON TW P, Estate/Moving SALE (inside), 8212 Timbercreek Dr., Fri: 12-5, Sat: 9-4, Feb 5-6, Hundreds of quality items; furniture, antiques, collectibles, books, art, tools, and much more. You will not be sorry you came.,
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Cin cin n ati- 2934 Losantiridge Ave, 1/29 & 1/30; Fri. 9-4 #’s @8:45am; Sat 9-45. contents of home of 50 years, 4-china sets to include, Wedgewood , Lenox, Noritake & Maddock & Son, Brookwood Bleek Capodimonte, Swavorski, Costume jewelry, perfume bottles, art work, silver plate tea sets, crystal, 12pc Duncan Phyff dining set-table w/2 leaves, 8 chairs, china cabinet, buffet & server. Secretary drum table, 50’s dresser & chest of drawers, metal bed, night stands, book shelves, pedistles, couches, school desk, vintage scarves, hats & clothes, linens, sewing items, vintage metal patio chairs, lamps, clocks, mirrors, books, records, electronics, dolls, washer/dryer, tool bench, ladders, metal cabinets, some yard & hand tools. Still unpacking, more to come, too much to list all priced to sell! Info & pics HSestatesales.com or 859-992-0212. Ridge Ave to Losantiridge (Ridgewood sits between Amberly Village & Pleasant Ridge in Golf Manor)
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Anderson Twp - Estate Sale Sat. Feb. 6th, 8am to 12pm noon, 7950 Asbury Hills Dr., Dining & Bedroom sets, Dishes & Stemware, Households items & more!
Sale A N D E R S O N -“Rummage Friday, February 5th, 9AM to 2PM Comboni Mission Ctr, 1318 Nagel Rd (behind post office). $6.00/bag: Furniture, collectibles, clothing and household items.”
BOOK Donations needed for Milford Library Book Sales Also CD’s, DVD’s, LP’s & comic books. Please bring items to the library at 1099 State Route 131 or call 248-0700 for pickup of large quantities. Please help. Our book sales support the library.
COVINGTON - Gigantic Rummage Sale, Trinity Church, 4th & Madison Sat 3/5, 9-12:30. Bag sale@ 12:30
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ANTIQUE SHOW Saturday, Feb 6th, 9am-4pm. Sunday, Feb 7th, 11am-4pm. Ross Middle School Over 50 dealers. 3371 Hamilton Cleves Rd. 1/2 mile North of US 27. $5.00 Donation. Info: 513-235-308
MODEL TRAIN SHOW St. Andrew, Milford, OH Sat. Feb. 13th, 9:30am 2:30pm over 70 Dealers, Food, Interactive Display $5 Admission, 12yr & under FREE info. 513-732-2793 POSTAGE STAMP SHOW Free admission, Four Points Sheraton 7500 Tylers Place, off exit 22 & I-75, West Chester, OH., Feb. 20 & 21, Sat 10-5 & Sun 10-3. Buying, selling & appraising at it’s best! Beginners welcome. www.msdastamp.com
TRAIN SWAP MEET O, S & Std Gauge Ohio River TCA Sat., Feb 6th, 11:00am-2:00pm. St. Rita School For the Deaf 1720 Glendale Milford Rd. Admis. $5 adult; 12 & under FREE
4 Burial Plots, at Arlington Memorial Gardens, $900/ea. or $3,400/all, 513-722-0070
VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL 3 carat diamond ring solitare Priced right at $5,000 Call 513-658-7778
End of season firewood clearance sale 3/4 cord dlelivered thrown off only $100. 513-218-7291 EVERS FIREWOOD Seasoned hardwood, split & FREE delivery. 513-755-9493
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CASKETS & URNS Solid wood $795, Brass urns $99. Metal $895 floor model special discounts hundreds in Stock. Save thousands over any funeral home price! Use our FREE layaway. Prearrange & visit 3640 Werk Rd. Call Bill For Information & A Free Brochure: 513-383-2785 thecasketcompany.com
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LEGAL NOTICE The following legislation has been adopted by Loveland’s City Council: 2016-1 Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with Public Entities Pool of Ohio for casualty, liability, fire and property damage insurance 2016-2 Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Rumpke of Ohio for the provision of basic unlimited solid waste collection, disposal service and recycling for a five (5) year term
DINING ROOM SET, Very nice oak table with 6 padded cloth chairs. Excellent condition. 67" x 43", and can seat up to 8 with included 15" extension. Please contact me for pictures and/or additional details., $Entire set $500. Separate - Chairs $300, table $200. Cash only.. (513)6074619 firstname.lastname@example.org
Border Collie - Pup, AKC, M, 7wks, red & wht, 1st shots & wrmed, pick of the litter, perfect markings, gorgeous red coat, family raised. $425. 502-857-1500
2016-3 Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an ODNR NatureWorks Grant Agreement for the Nisbet Park Picnic Shelter Improvement Project 2016-4 Resolution approving the purchase of a Mayor’s Court Records Management Software
CAVALIER KING CHARLES PuppiesAKC, M & F, taking deposits, Health guaranteed, 513-316-1737
2016-5 Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with Capital Electric Line Builders for the installation of radar traffic detection on the downtown traffic signals
Cin City Reptile Show, Feb. 7, 10a-4p $5 Fairfield Convention Center cincityreptileshow.com (513)910-0900
2016-6 Resolution authorizing the submittal of an Ohio EPA Recycle Ohio Grant and committing a local match
TAX Refund Specials! Shop us before you buy! Lowest Prices In Cincinnati Same Day Delivery Bunk Bed 2x6 splitables sol wd $199 Bunkies (the very Best) $99 each Twin mats-all sizes available $69 -...replace your mattress & get a more restful sleep starting tonight! Hundreds of Sauders pieces from $29 Liv Rm Suites, 2 piece sets from $499 Elec adjustable beds $795 complete with memory foam mattress Futons- wood & metal & futon mattresses Memory Foam queen mattress $379 King Prem Matt Sets 18" $499-$799 Compare from $2000-$6000 3640 Werk Rd; by Toys R Us, 868 Eads Pkwy., Lawrenceburg, IN next to Krogers. Call me, BILL, with your questions 513-383-2785! Mattress & Furniture Express mattressandfurniture express.com
GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS, AKC Reg. Mostly Black. $700 each. 812-727-0025
2016-7 Resolution requesting County Auditors make advance payments of taxes
LABRADOR PUPPIES POLAR BEAR SNOW WHITE Big, thick & healthy, AKC w/full Reg., POP, vet checked, 1st shots, wormed, Ready to go home on Valentine’s Day. Taking Deposits. M-$1,000/F-$1,500; 513-675-8481
2016-8 Resolution designating Clerk of Council Misty Cheshire as Loveland City Council’s designee in compliance with education requirements of House Bill 9
44th Annual Auto Parts Swap Meet Clark Co. Fairgrounds, Springfield, OH, (Exit 59 off I-70), Sun. Feb. 7th, 2016, 7am-3pm, $5 Entrance. All Makes Auto Parts Welcome. Vendor Spaces- 10 Ft. Frontage @ $25ea., For reg. & info: visit: www.miamivalleyvcca.org or Contact Dave Browe at 8910 E. Kemper Rd., Cincinnati, OH, 45249. By Phone 513-489-8630 or Email: Bowser521@aol.com
Stairlift - like new cond., Installed $1,600. 513-544-6968
2016-9 Ordinance amending Ordinance 2015-91 to make revisions to appropriations for expenditures for the City of Loveland, Ohio, during fiscal year ending December 31, 206 and declaring an emergency Misty Cheshire, Clerk of Council City of Loveland
Maltese-Bichon Puppies, Adorable, Non-shedding, 8 weeks old, 1st shots/wormed, $600 females; $550 Males; 937-273-2731 Shih-tzu pups - 2 males, 89weeks, shots/wormed, paper trained, POP, $300. 513575-2322
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HANDYMAN Experienced, Reasonable, No Job too big or small. Call Steve 513-4916672
Wanted: Vintage Volkswagen Cars, Parts, Signs & Accesorries. Air cooled only! Call or Text 513-515-9711
#1 ALWAYS BUYING-Retired Vet pays top cash for antiques and vintage items. Single item or complete estate 513-325-7206
Toyota 2004 Tacoma, Truck, 76101 mi., 4 dr., Automatic, Red ext., Tan int., 06 Cylinders, RWD, $3000. (216)4655069
The above listed legislation is available for inspection at the City Manager’s office, 120 West Loveland Avenue, Loveland, Ohio during normal office hours. 1009686
Madeira City School District Child Find The Madeira City School District is in the process of locating, identifying, and evaluating all Madeira children with disabilities, birth through 21 years of age, who may be in need of special education and related services. For infants and toddlers, a disability means that a child has a delay in one or more of the following developmental areas: adaptive behavior, cognition, communication, physical development, vision, hearing, and/or social-emotional functioning. For preschoolers and school-age children, a disability means having one or more conditions defined by federal regulations and state standards. These disabilities include: autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability, deafblindness, deafness, emotional disturbance, hearing impairment, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment (including blindness), and developmental delay (preschoolers only). If you know a child who may have a disability, please contact the Madeira City Schools -Department of Student Services at (513) 587-0006. 1012915
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The Annual Financial Statements Of the Deer Park Silverton Joint Fire District For the year ending 2015 have been completed And are available for inspection in the office Of the District Clerk Treasurer – 7050 Blue Ash Road Silverton, Ohio 45236. Between the hours of 8:00 am And 4:00 pm. A copy of the report can be provided Upon request. Belinda C. Joerger District Clerk Treasurer 1021998
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CASH PAID for unopened unexpired Diabetic Strips. Up to $35 per 100. 513-377-7522 www.cincytestrips.com
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In accordance with the provisions of State law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owner and/or manager’s lien of the goods hereinafter described and stored at the Uncle Bob’s Self Storage location (s) listed below. And, due notice having been given, to the owner of said property and all parties known to claim an interest therein, and the time specified in such notice for payment of such having expired, the goods will be sold at public auction at the below stated location(s) to the highest bidder or otherwise disposed of on Monday February 22, 2016 @ 1PM 2950 Robertson Ave Cincinnati, OH 45209 (513) 631-0290 Cedric Elliott 6377 Paxton Woods Loveland, OH 45263 Music Equipment
CITY OF BLUE ASH, OHIO HAMILTON COUNTY LEGAL NOTICE Sealed proposals will be received at the office of the City Manager, Blue Ash Municipal & Safety Center, City of Blue Ash, Hamilton County, 4343 Cooper Road, Blue Ash, Ohio 45242 until 2:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 for furnishing all labor, materials, and equipment necessary to complete the project known as Downtown Blue Ash Streetscape, Phase 3, and, at said time and place, publicly opened and read aloud. Contract documents, bid sheets, plans, and specifications can be obtained at the Blue Ash Municipal & Safety Center for $30.00 per set (nonrefundable) or viewed on the City’s website at www.bluea sh.com . In order to be notified of any addenda issued, bidders acquiring bid specs from the website are responsible for informing the City. Each bidder is required to furnish with his proposal, a Bid Guaranty and Contract Bond in accordance with Section 153.54 of the Ohio Revised Code. Bid security furnished in Bond form shall be issued by a Surety Company or Corporation licensed in the State of Ohio to provide said surety. Proposals must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting the same and all persons interested therein. It is the intent and requirements of the Owner that this project shall be completed no later than October 14, 2016. When the total overall project exceeds $26,514, all bidders must comply with the prevailing wage rates on Public Improvements in Hamilton County and the City of Blue Ash, Ohio, as ascertained and determined by the Administrator of the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services (OBES) as provided in Section 4115.05 through 4115.034 of the Revised Code of the State of Ohio. It is anticipated that the Prevailing Wage Law will apply to this project. The Council of the City of Blue Ash shall authorize acceptance of the bid made by the responsible bidder who, in Council’s judgment, offers the best and most responsive proposal to the City, considering quality, service, performance record, and price; or Council may direct the rejection of all bids. The City may award based on "functional equivalence" concerning specified work or products. The Council of the City of Blue Ash, Ohio, reserves the right to waive irregularities and to reject any or all bids. By order of the Council of the City of Blue Ash, Ohio. ____________________________ Gordon Perry, Public Works Director 1020250
Anndira Coulter 3598 Washington Cinti,OH 45229 Household Goods/Furniture, TV/Stereo Equipment Jeffrey Kerr PO Box 12709 Norwood,OH 45212-0709 Small Home Furniture Pieces, Tools, Decorations, Documents Jeffrey Kerr PO Box 12709 Norwood, OH 45212-0709 Household Goods/Furniture, TV/Stereo Equipment, Tools /Appliances, Landscaping /Construction Equipment, Account Records/Sales Samples, Boxes, Paperwork /Documents Andrea Carter 4543 Bristol Lane Cincinnati, OH 45229 Household Goods/Furniture, Tools/Appliances Brandon Simmons 217 West 12 st Cincinnati, OH 45202 Household Goods/Furniture Raymond A Hunter 7725 Plantation Dr APT 8 Florence, KY 41042 Household Goods/Furniture, Tools/Appliances,Office Furniture/Machines / Equipment, Landscaping/ Construction Equipment 1003690 Notice of Public Hearing IDEA- PART B Funds Madeira City School District receives federal funding through the Special Education -Part B grant to assist with the education of students identified with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA). Parents who would like to learn about how our district spends these funds are welcome to attend and provide comment during our public hearing to be held on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 6:15 pm in the Perin Learning Commons located at Madeira High School. For information please contact Kevin Wright, Director of Student Services at (513) 272-4140, or Susan Crabill, Treasurer at (513) 985-6070. 1013117 Legal Notice The Reading Community City School District is currently seeking proposals to provide personnel-related, recruitment, staffing, scheduling and employment and employment services for certain certified and classified employees. A copy of the Request for Proposal (RFP) can be obtained at the Office of the Superintendent, 1301 Bonnell Avenue, Reading, OH 45215. The RFP is due by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on February 26, 2016. By Order of the Reading Board of Education Mr. Cary L. Furniss, Treasurer 1301 Bonnell Avenue Reading, OH 45215 1020392
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NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF SYMMES TOWNSHIP Notice is hereby given that the Board of Trustees of Symmes Township, Hamil ton County, Ohio, will hold a work session on February 11, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of meeting with the Loveland Symmes Fire Department to discuss and review EMS billing policies and peak-time staffing requirements and with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office to discuss renewal of police contract. This meeting will be held at the Township Admin. Bldg. located at 9323 Union Cemetery Road. Carol A. Sims Fiscal Officer, Symmes Township 985131
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