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Sycamore Schools opt for ‘blizzard bags’ By Marika Lee

This will provide additional space for expanded storage, a scene shop and dressing rooms. Other items include replacing furniture at the primary, elementary and high schools and replacing fitness center equipment at the middle school. The capital plan includes buying one additional school bus and making roof repairs at several of the buildings. A number of other items are also part of the capital plan for 2014-2015. The total estimated cost is around $4 million. A portion of

After using all five of its calamity days before the end of January, Sycamore Community School District has opted for “blizzard bags” to combat the winter weather. The district had originally planned to make up any extra days at the end of the school year, but the Board of Education decided at a special meeting Jan. 27 that it would do the Ohio Department of Education’s “blizzard bags” option. Chief information officer Erika Daggett said the board chose the “blizzard bags” because of how much winter is still remaining. “The board voted to adopt the ... ‘blizzard bags’ option as this will help students remain engaged in learning when schools are closed and lessen the potential of makeup days in June,” Daggett said in an email. For “blizzard bags,” assignments will be posted on the Sycamore teachers’ Blackboard pages and must be completed within two weeks of the date school was closed. The assignments will be graded the same as regular assignments, according to a post on the Sycamore Community Schools website. The day after the district announced it would use “blizzard bags,” the district was closed because of the weather and assignments were posted on the teachers’ web pages in Blackboard by 10 a.m. If students do not have access to a computer at home, they must complete the assignments within two weeks after school reopens. Teachers will provide access to school computers before, during and after school hours. The Loveland City Schools is considering using “blizzard bags,” but a decision has yet to be made, chief

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Tensions between Point Blank Range and GunShop, 10930 Deerfield Road, and its neighbors because of noise have been mostly resolved because of changes to the building. MARIKA LEE/ THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Relations between gun range, neighbors improved By Marika Lee

Tension has quelled between a local gun range and a group of Montgomery residents due to a decrease in noise from the 20lane indoor facility. Problems between Point Blank Range and Gunshop, 10930 Deerfield Road, and its neighbors reached their peak during the summer when a group of the residents brought their concerns to the city officials in Montgomery and Blue Ash.

With part of the building being deconstructed and cold temperatures keeping people indoors, most of the issues seem to be resolved. “I’m not sure if the changes at the gun range were a direct result of our efforts or not,” said John Augustin, a Deerfield Road resident. Point Blank owner Tom Willingham could not be reached for comment. Augustin and other Montgomery residents took their complaints to Montgomery city officials during the summer. Mont-

gomery had no authority because the range is in Blue Ash. The group then went to Blue Ash City Council, which declined to comment at the time. Blue Ash Assistant City Manager Kelly Harrington said in a recent email that the city’s role was to ensure Point Blank met all regulations, which it did. Montgomery City Manager Wayne Davis said Montgomery had no jurisdiction over the range. The group wanted Point Blank to install more soundproofing material. Some of the

group’s wishes were granted. Part of the building was deconstructed and Augustin said it scaled back the noise about 50 to 60 percent. He added nobody can hear the noise inside their homes now, and some have said they can still hear it outside. “I do. I live within shouting distance of the range,” he said. Augustin said he hears “muffled gunfire” outside whenever the range is open. Noise from a gun range is considered unacceptable only if See RANGE, Page A2

Auditorium, field improvements planned By Forrest Sellers

The Indian Hill Exempted Village School District is considering renovations to the auditorium and field improvements at the high school for the 2014-2015 school year. Superintendent Mark Miles presented a list of capital improvement projects during the Jan. 14 Board of Education meeting. During the meeting the school board conducted a first reading of a plan for repairs and maintenance of its facilities. A first reading is the initial

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presentation of legislation before the school board takes a vote. The board is expected to vote on the capital Hooker plan, which details building repairs and other maintenance needs, at its next meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the high school multipurpose room, 6865 Drake Road. Miles said specific projects are determined based on information gathered from visits to the buildings and discussions

with staff and school board members. Projects under consideration include the installation of synthetic turf at Lutz the upper level baseball and softball fields at the high school and the installation of bleachers. As part of the proposed plan, the fields would be relocated but remain on the upper level. Improvements to the high school auditorium are also a part of the plan. The theater will be expanded 5,000 square feet.

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After the harsh temperatures, ice and snow of the past few weeks, many will undoubtedly be eagerly awaiting Groundhog Day, when Punxsutawney Phil emerges to determine how many weeks until spring. Will he see his shadow? What does that mean? How did the tradition begin? These and other questions will be answered at a Great Parks program at Sharon Woods Sunday, Feb. 2, beginning at 2

age weight? “Because of its association with the holiday, the groundhog has become an iconic part of American culture,” Great Parks naturalist Angela Marczi said. “The animal behind the myth is just as unique and engaging as the legends associated with it. “As they are common in the Cincinnati area, learning about an animal we see every day helps us understand and appreciate one of our wild neighbors a little better.” Phil, the famous groundhog in Pennsylvania, will emerge from his burrow at 7:20 a.m. Feb. 2 at Gobblers Knob in

Punxsutawney, PA, where he will look for his shadow. If he sees his shadow, he will predict six more weeks of winter. A valid Great Parks of Hamilton County motor vehicle permit is required to enter the park. They can be purchased at Sharon Woods for $10 annual or $3 daily.

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it exceeds 90 decibels for one hour a day or 85 decibels for eight hours a day, according to the Ohio Administrative Code. Ninety decibels is similar to a passing motorcycle and 80-90 is similar to a blender, according to the American Speech-LanguageHearing Association Augustin said residents on Deershadow Lane, who were among the

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information officer Heather Higdon said in an email. The schools were closed Jan. 28 because of

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A groundhog is also called a whistle-pig because of the shrill, whistling sound it makes when it’s alarmed. » Did you know that a groundhog is a rodent? Groundhogs are most closely related to squirrels, and are able to climb trees. » Did you know that groundhogs are the second largest rodent in North America, weighing an average of 10 pounds? What is the largest rodent, and what is its average weight? The American beaver is the largest rodent in North America, weighing an average of 60 pounds.

A Great Parks program at Sharon Woods will unravel myths and shed light on groundhogs, like this one, in time for Groundhog Day, when Punxsutawney Phil will check for his shadow.PROVIDED

originally complaint makers, can no longer hear the noise. Davis said he has not received any complaints about the business since the summer. He added the city did receive a positive response from a resident who contacted Montgomery saying that Willingham was a professional business owner and good neighbor. Augustin said the group received letters from Blue Ash and Montgomery governments. “They told us they did

everything they could. They upheld the letter of the law, but they didn’t uphold the spirit of the law,” he said. He said he tried to go higher up with his complaint, but received little response from state legislators and realized indoor gun ranges cannot be sued for noise disruption if they do not violate OAC regulations. Augustin said he is unaware if the problems will seem more prevalent once residents are outside more.

the weather. Currently, the schools will be making up days starting June 9. Loveland Intermediate School and Loveland Middle School have used one more calamity day than the rest of the district due to a bomb threat closing the schools in November. With the closure Jan. 28, those two schools have used seven calamity days and the rest of the district has used six. Sally Neidhard, director of public relations for Ursuline Academy, said the school built a few extra days into its schedule

that can be used to make up calamity days. She added the school has also used some online course work to make up for the time off. “Many of our teachers are continuing with their syllabi and are staying on schedule. They are taking advantage of the technology available to them,” Neidhard said.


manent improvement fund. However, this amount could potentially change based on whether the school board chooses to revise the list of projects at its February meeting. New board member Eddie Hooker said the proposed items incorporate “academics, arts and athletics.” “I think (the projects) are all very appropriate and based on the longterm capital plan,” he said. If approved work on some of these projects could begin in the summer, according to Miles.

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Four honored for saving man at Blue Ash Recreation Center By Marika Lee

On Dec. 21, Blue Ash resident Richard “Dick” Bouldin, 66, went to play basketball at the Blue Ash Recreation Center. He played one game with friends, sat down for a bit and then got up to play another one. “I took two steps out onto the court. I felt dizzy and fell back,” Bouldin said. Bouldin collapsed and was unconscious. “I was told I hit my head on the stands and was lying there when they found me. A bunch of people sprung into action and they saved my life,” he said. Steve Zaret and Bryce Johnsen were in the gym and quickly began CPR.

Recreation Center assistant facility manager Jen Wolf and facility supervisor Zac Schmitz were alerted of the incident, called 911 and used an AED kit on Bouldin. The four people had a 90-second to two-minute window to save Bouldin. They did. Bouldin held a ceremony in the Blue Ash Fire Station Jan. 20 to thank everyone and for them to be honored by the city of Blue Ash. “This is an interesting occasion to say the least, but we are very happy to have this occasion,” Mayor Lee Czerwonka said. Bouldin thanked the four lifesavers and others who were at the Recreation Center at the time, who directed the Blue Ash EMS when they ar-

rived. Bouldin said he and Zaret have only known each other for more than a year even though they attended the University of Cincinnati at the same time. “We have become real good friends and go to basketball games up at UC and see each other across the floor. Steve come over and administered CPR and kept me alive,” Bouldin told the crowd of about 50 people. Bouldin also thanked the members of the Blue Ash Fire Department, who transported him to the hospital: firefighter/ paramedic Don Morrison, firefighter/paramedic Michael Britton and Fire Lt. Eric Simon. Czerwonka presented an award on behalf of the city, fire department,

Blue Ash Police Department and Blue Ash Parks and Recreation Department to Zaret, Johnsen, Wolf and Schmitz for their quick thinking,

courage and saving Bouldin’s life. “I don’t know of a higher honor than one having the courage to save another person’s life. All these

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Princeton seats new school board By Kelly McBride

The Princeton Board of Education started year with a new member, new president and vice president, and new representatives for several boards. The meeting, delayed from Jan. 6 to Jan. 9 due to extreme weather, began with the swearings in of Mary Cleveland, who is new to the school board, and Lillian Hawkins, who was re-elected in November. Hawkins was elected president of the board by her fellow members, and Susan Wyder was elected vice president. During the meeting, liaisons were named, including representatives for each of the district’s10 schools. Each board member will be a liaison to two

Princeton school board, from left: Vice President Susan Wyder, Steve Moore, President Lillian Hawkins, Sandy Leach and Mary Cleveland.KELLY MCBRIDE/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

schools, as a contact person on behalf of the district: Mary Cleveland is the liaison to Glendale and Springdale elementaries. Lillian Hawkins will be the liaison for Stewart Elementary and Princeton High School. Sandy Leach will be the liaison for Lincoln Heights and Evendale ele-

mentaries. Steve Moore will be the liaison for Princeton Community Middle School and Sharonville Elementary. Susan Wyder will be the liaison for Heritage Hill and Woodlawn elementaries. Each of the members will also chair a committee: Cleveland for Student

Achievement; Hawkins for Security/ Safety; Leach for Finance/ Benefits; Moore for Construction/Benefits; and Wyder for Community Relations. As the responsibilities were assigned, principals William Sprankles and Kelly Wilham read a poem in appreciation of the members of the Board of Education: “A school is more than books and desks, And learning two plus two. It’s people who share their skills and care, And try their best in all they do. Please accept our heartfelt appreciation. Our school’s a better place Because of your dedication.”

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Kids, ages 8 to 13, can explore their technology interest when they are off school on President’s Day, Monday, Feb. 17. The Mobile Application Development Enrichment Day, led by iDaP Academy, offers insight into mobile app development with an emphasis on piquing the kids’ interest. Kids choose an app from the iDaP academy template menu to modify and play on their own mobile device. Participants learn to use applications like Game Salad and Photoshop. The School’s Out Enrichment Day is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Terwilliger Lodge, Dulle Park in Montgomery, 10530 Deerfield Road. This course caters to beginners and advanced programmers. Kids who have already taken the mobile application day or camp before can bring their program back, refine it and learn more advanced programming. Cost is $90 and includes lunch. A minimum of 12 participants is needed by Monday, Feb. 10. Call 891-2424 or visit for more information.

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sored by the Sycamore Board of Education. Its purpose is to support the BOE, its administrative staff and the school district by: Conducting research and preparing reports on issues that impact the school district on topics assigned and/or approved by the BOE, and serving as a communications link among the BOE, school district administration, member organizations and residents of the district. Sycamore Advisory Commission members also are kept up-to-date on Sycamore programs and activities, and provide feedback from the community and member organizations to the board. SAC members represent area civic organizations, government entities, parent-teacher organizations, the Sycamore student body, Sycamore teaching staff and the community at large. The SAC meets on the second Monday of each month, from September through May, at 7:30 p.m. at the Sycamore Board of Education offices at 5959 Hagewa Drive, Cincinnati, 45242. For an application to become a member-at-large, visit the Sycamore Board of Education offices at 5959 Hagewa Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45242, call the district at 686-1700, or log on to

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Teacher challenges bullying on the bus By Forrest Sellers

An Indian Hill school psychologist is tackling bullying. Amy Van Strien, who is a school psychologist at the high school and middle school, will be a speaker at an upcoming convention. She will participate in the National Association of School Psychologists convention in Washington, D.C., in February. Strien, who started working at Indian Hill this school year, will discuss ways to prevent bullying on school buses. The topic called “The Peaceful School Bus” will detail some of the practices implemented in the Loveland City School District. Strien was a psychologist in the Loveland schools for more than 20 years before coming to Indian Hill. “National statistics say 10 percent of all bullying occurs on a bus,” said Strien, who is a resident of Loveland. “The main key to reducing bullying is to teach kids to stand up for one another,” she said. As part of this anti-bullying initiative on school buses, Strien said bus drivers were also actively engaged. The importance of their role was stressed, she said. By implementing some of these initiatives, incidents on buses in the district declined, according to Strien. During the convention, Strien will also discuss mental health, specifically the importance of students seeking help when necessary.

Indian Hill Exempted Village School District psychologist Amy Van Strien will speak at an upcoming National Association of School Psychologists convention. Strien will discuss initiatives to prevent bullying on school buses. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

“A lot of adolescents don’t seek help because of the negative stigma (associated with mental health),” she said. “(However) when students talk about it and seek treatment, there is a much more positive outcome.” Strien said an “Active Minds Club” formed in the Loveland

schools, which encouraged a proactive approach to mental health was very beneficial. Strien said she hasn’t determined whether the anti-bullying initiative on buses or the Active Minds Club will be implemented in Indian Hill. She said at this point she is trying to determine what pro-


grams will be the most appropriate for the district. “I’m always interested in focusing on different approaches and meeting student needs,” said Strien. “Kids are kids whether you go to Loveland, Indian Hill or Cincinnati. “You always need a supportive environment.”

Ursuline artists selected for college showcase Four art students at Ursuline Academy were recently recognized for their work at The College of Mount St. Joseph Selections Showcase, which featured artwork from students selected by local high school teachers. Junior Allison Brady of Union Township, was recognized for her ceramic piece titled “Ancestral Pot.” Senior Ali Hackman of Sycamore Township was recognized for her conte and charcoal piece titled “Reflective Elephant.” Senior Julie Ivers of Symmes Township, was recognized for her pencil piece titled “Leather Bound.” Senior Catherine Strietmann of Mt. Lookout was recognized for her colored pencil piece titled “Made in America. These students were recently recognized at an awards ceremony and gallery opening at the college’s San Giuseppe Art Gallery. “Selections gives teachers the opportunity to recognize exemplary artwork that is being done in their classrooms,” said Ursuline art teacher Jeanine Boutiere. “This is a great opportunity for students to see other work from around the city, and an opportunity to speak about their work outside of the school.”

The Ursuline Dance Team performed in 2014 Sugar Bowl. THANKS TO SALLY NEIDHARD

Ursuline Dance Team performs at Sugar Bowl, wins Spirit Award The Ursuline Dance Team participated in the 2014 Sugar Bowl Halftime Show and received the 2014 Sugar Bowl Spirit Award. Twenty-eight Ursuline students and one alumna performed in the Sugar Bowl halftime show. The 700 performers for the show were made up of 48 teams representing 23 states. The Sugar Bowl Spirit Award is the only team award given. It is presented to the

team which best embodies the definition of sportsmanship by positively representing their school and showing an overall enthusiasm and respect for the performing arts at the Allstate Sugar Bowl. “We are very proud of the young women on our dance team,” Diane Redmond, Ursuline athletic director, said. “It is a great accomplishment to participate in this event, and to be recognized with the Spirit

Award is a testament to their hard work and positive attitudes. They’re a great representation of Ursuline values.” The Ursuline Dance Team is led by head coach Brenda Elmore of Loveland and assistant coach Stacey Lesher. The students who participated in the Sugar Bowl are: Erica Behrens ’15 of Anderson Township, Danielle Brinkmann ’16 of Liberty Township, Lindsey Clemmons ’16 of Maineville, Amelia Dahm

’16 of Mason, Kate Debbane ’17 of Hamilton, Monica Dornoff ’16 of Sharonville, Danielle Driscoll ’15 of West Chester Township, Tiffany Elmore ’15 of Loveland, Hanna Geisler ’14 of Indian Hill, Maria Geisler ’15 of Indian Hill, Maddie George ’16 of Mason, Alden Gerstner ’16 of West Chester Township, Lauren Grafton ’16 of Montgomery, Grace Hellmann ’16 of Hyde Park, Lily Hofstetter ’16 of Hyde Park, Maddie Johnson ’14

of Liberty Township, Katie MacVittie ’17 of Montgomery, Megan McShane ’16 of Mason, Becca Mefford ’15 of Amelia, Angie Pan ’13 of Evendale, Chrissy Pan ’15 of Evendale, Madi Rinaldi ’16 of Blue Ash, Elysia Ruiz ’16 of Mason, Melani Seilkop ’17 of Fairfield, Audrey Seminara ’15 of Mason, Macy Sigward ’16 of Mason, Maria Ventura ’16 of Mason, Emma Vickers ’15 of Loveland, and Jennifer Welch ’15 of Blue Ash.



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Ursuline’s Reilly ready to set sail for Naval Academy By Mark D. Motz

BLUE ASH — Anchors aweigh. Ursuline Academy senior Sarah Reilly committed to play basketball at the U.S. Naval Academy. “I never saw myself in the military, but the minute I got there and saw it, I knew it was right,” she said. “It’s a pretty amazing opportunity. I definitely like the Patriot League for its sports and its academics. I think it’s similar to the GGCL. You have smart kids on the floor and smart kids off the floor who are invested in their educations.” “It’s an emotional time. It’s going to be really hard to leave this team, this school. We’ve got a real sisterhood and we’re very close. At the same time it’s going to be exciting to go out and see how ready I am. I feel like I’m prepared. Going from one academy to the next is a unique thing, kind of, even though the next one will be a lot more strict than this one.” U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-2nd District) wrote the Hyde Park resident’s recommendation for the Naval Academy, where she plans to study engineering. Reilly is taking calculus and physics her senior year and said she loves math in general. Reilly puts up enviable numbers on the court, averaging a double-double with 13.8 points 11.2 rebounds per game. She’s fifth in the GGCL in scoring and second in rebounding. “She has been the backbone of the team,” Ursuline head coach Keith Starks said. “It’s been a real joy having her my three years here. “We ask her to rebound and defend, which she does. Come in and play with a lot of energy. She’s done a pretty good job of that. The shots and the scoring take care of themselves when she’s playing with energy.” She’s also a team leader off the court. “I know a couple of the freshmen have gone to her as a shoulder to lean on, so to speak,” Starks said. “It’s a big

Sycamore senior Mitch Hill (0) gets down on defense with junior teammate Jalen Shropshire (11) in the background. SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS

Sycamore Aviators fly with long-range bombers By Scott Springer

SYCAMORE TWP. — Arguably,

Ursuline Academy senior Sarah Reilly (11) goes to the basket during a 50-35 home loss to McAuley Jan. 28. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

transition from eighth grade to high school. Not just basketball, but the academics and what our girls have to do off the court. She’s been a wonderful source for the younger girls.” Reilly also played golf for the Lions, but fell in love with basketball at an early age. She was part of the St. Mary’s School CYO dynasty that won city titles every year from third through eighth grade. “The sixth time we won, that might be my favorite basket-

ball memory,” she said. “To be so close with those girls and to have that kind of success that young helped shape me. Most of those girls play at St. Ursula now, so it’s fun to get to play them again every year. “(I like) the rush of the game and aspect of team. I’ve played golf and that’s such a different game with the pace and the solitude. I like being part of a team. That’s another thing that’s exciting about Navy; it’s definitely a team there, not just in basketball.”

no other boys basketball team justifies its nickname better than the Sycamore High School Aviators. The words “Flight Crew” are painted on the gym wall and each rim is attacked with frequent incoming spheres launched from various points beyond the three-point arc. Of the regulars coached by Dave Moss, five shoot 33 percent or better from the trifecta line. Their marksmanship hasn’t necessarily resulted in a tremendous record, but on “shotfriendly” nights, the Aves can make things interesting. Senior Zach Farquhar, who shoots 50 percent on Sycamore’s home floor, recently made 7 of 11 against Hamilton. “I think we’re dangerous,” Moss said. “When we get it going between (Kenneth) Wead, (Jack) Gruden, Zach (Farquhar) and Mitch (Hill), those are four pretty good shooters.” Sophomore Wead has made as many as six treys in a game and has hit for 29 points. Senior pivot Hill had five three-pointers in a 33-point game against Colerain. Sophomore Gruden and senior Dan Ginsburg are also reliable and Farquhar’s overall “triple threat” percent-

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age is 42 percent. The problem is having the flinging five firing on all cylinders into the iron cylinders on the adjacent walls. Hill, the team’s top scorer who also is an inside threat and a Greater Miami Conference leader in blocks, has had off games when whistled for too many fouls. “He’s not the type of player that plays well with fouls,” Moss said. “When he gets fouls, he becomes a different type of player.” Ginsburg doesn’t loft as many three-balls, but is capable. However, he was injured in the first week of January and missed 17 days in between games. “Ginsburg was out with a concussion,” Moss said. “We have to get him back in shape.” When Ginsburg went down, sophomore Wead stepped up and led the Aves in scoring. The 6-foot-1 shooter should help Moss down the stretch and definitely will be a factor in the coming years. Like any perimeter popper, consistency comes and goes. See AVES, Page A7

PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS By Scott Springer and Mark Motz

the Crusaders came from behind to beat St. Xavier 52-48.

Girls basketball

Boys basketball

» Sycamore defeated Middletown 80-70 on Jan. 28 as senior Mitch Hill had 29 points. » Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy lost 52-49 at Seven Hills Jan. 24 and bounced back with a 54-45 win over Dayton Christian Jan. 28. Prince Michael-Sammons led with 13 points while Matt Overstreet added 10. » Cincinnati Country Day won 38-37 at North College Hill Jan. 24 and leveled its record at 8-8 with a 65-36 home win over Ripley Jan. 29. Cam Alldred scored19 to lead the Indians and Gunnar Lykins added 17. » Indian Hill got 14 points from senior Karl Koster to top Taylor 63-40 on Jan. 24. The Braves beat Lockland on Jan. 25, 68-54. Senior Lucas Gould hit for 27 points and Koster added 25. On Jan. 28, Indian Hill downed Deer Park 45-29 as Gould had 14 points. » Moeller senior Grant Benzinger had 17 on Jan. 24 as

» Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy won 53-43 at Seven Hills Jan. 24; Sam Ross led three players in double figures with 13 points. The Eagles beat North College Hill 45-36 at home Jan. 29 for its sixth straight win. Marissa Koob led with 26 points. » Cincinnati Country Day lost 46-28 at Summit Country Day Jan. 29, falling to10-8 on the season. » Mount Notre Dame defeated Ursuline 57-47 on Jan. 30. Junior Naomi Davenport led the Cougars with 16 points. » Ursuline Academy lost a pair of league games, falling 5035 at home Jan. 28 and 57-47 on the road at Mount Notre Dame Jan. 30. The Lions slipped to 8-9 on the season. » Sycamore beat Loveland 41-24 on Jan. 27. Senior Kierra Hamm led the Lady Aves with 13 points. » Indian Hill foiled Finneytown 56-31 on Jan. 29 as sophomore Sam Arington had 16 points.

Swimming and diving

» Ursuline Academy won the

GGCL league championship for the 30th consecutive season Jan. 29, beating runner-up St. Ursula Academy 404-343. » At the Girls Greater Catholic League meet at the University of Cincinnati Jan. 27, Mount Notre Dame’s Kristen Dean was fourth, Amy Dean was seventh, Carmen Kerley was eighth and Brooke Ruter was 11th.


» Moeller advanced in the state dual tournament by beating Loveland and Harrison Jan. 29. Against Loveland, sophomore Jaelen Summerours (113), junior Conner Ziegler (120), senior Connor Borton (132), freshman Drew Hobbs(138), and senior Austin Bohenek (160) had pins. Against Harrison, Summerours, Ziegler, Borton, senior Johnathan Tallarigo (152) and senior Chalmer Frueauf (220) recorded pins.

Moeller High School junior Conner Ziegler holds top position over Loveland junior Michael Williams during their match at 120 pounds at the Division I, Region 8 OHSAA Dual Team Wrestling Tournament Jan. 29. Ziegler defeated Williams via tech. fall 15-0. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS

» Ursuline Academy junior Emma Darlington led the Lions with a 203 average in the GGCL Invitational Jan. 27.

nounced Cincinnati Country Day athletic director Theresa Hirschauer as its 2014 Meritorious Service Award winner in recognition of special contributions, leadership and service to interscholastic athletics in Ohio at the local and state levels.


Glory Days


» The Southwest Ohio Athletic Directors Association an-

» The Community Press & Recorder is working on an ongo-

ing, multimodal project called “Glory Days,” featuring local high school sports history and memories. Readers are encouraged to send photos, story ideas, favorite sports memories, anniversaries and other related items to Submissions will be compiled over time and may be used for Glory Days notes in Press Preps Highlights, stand-alone informational photos, galleries, preps blog posts, Twitter posts, feature stories or videos. Many items will be printed in the weekly papers, used on Twitter (#GloryDays) and/or posted on in turn through writers Mark Motz (@PressPrepsMark), Tom Skeen (@PressPrepsTom), Scott Springer (@cpscottspringer), James Weber (@RecorderWeber), Melanie Laughman (@mlaughman) and Adam Turer (@adamturer). Please include as much information as possible - names, contact information, high schools, graduation years and dates of memories or historical notes. Unless otherwise stated, information will be attributed to the submitter.



‘That’s My Boy’ award banquet next month

CINCINNATI — Chuck Martin, Miami University head football coach, will be the keynote speaker at the 47th National Football Foundation’s “That’s My Boy” Award banquet, which is based upon the accumulation of points in three areas: Football achievement (s), academic achievement, and ex-

tracurricular / community activities. The award will be announced at the ScholarAthlete Dinner, which will be 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Presidential Ballroom at the Westin Cincinnati. Cash bar begins at 6 p.m. prior to the dinner. The finalists for Ohio’s

award are: Jon Bezney, Mariemont; A.J. Glines, Harrison; Alex Hoyle, Miami Valley Christian Academy; Sam Hubbard, Moeller; Jake Krumnauer, Waynesville; Luke Marot, Badin; Nick Marsh, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy; Ryan Nuss, Fairfield; Brian Popp, Loveland; Percy

Roberts, Withrow and Devyn Wood, Western Brown High School. The finalists for Northern Kentucky include: Sam Burchell, Covington Catholic; Seth Hope, Highlands; Ben Walling, Simon Kenton; and Andrew Way, Conner High School. Dale Mueller, former

head football at Highlands High School will receive the NFF Chapter’s “Lifetime Achievement” award. The Anthony Munoz Foundation will present their Offensive Lineman and Defensive Lineman of the Year to Chance Sorrell, Middletown and Jon Bezney, Mariemont High

School. Four scholar athletes, one from each of the local colleges - Mason Krysinski, Miami University; Eric Lefeld, University of Cincinnati; Kenny Orloff, Thomas More College and Greg Tabar, College of Mount St. Joseph -- will be honored also.

CCD comes back from slow start, key losses By Mark D. Motz

INDIAN HILL — To say the Cincinnati Country Day boys basketball team has had an unusual season would be an understatement on the lines of saying, “Atlanta had a little traffic problem after a recent dusting of snow.” To begin with, a lateseason football injury robbed the squad of what would have been its fourth-year starter at point guard, returning team captain J.R. Menifee. Then in early January, veteran head coach Howard Brownstein’s cancer treatments took too much out of him, forcing him to hand over the team to assistant Greg Ross while he recuperated. Instead of wallowing in self pity, the team ran off four-straight wins, leveled its record at 8-8 after a 27-point win at Ripley Jan. 29, and has itself playing its best basketball as the sectional tournament approaches. “When you lose a kid like J.R., that’s a lot to replace,” Ross said. “When you lose a coach like Howard, he’s a legend. He’s got 500 wins. Luckily I’ve been his assistant for 12 years. I was with him for his 400th and 500th wins. He’s not only been a great mentor, but a best friend. “The transition hasn’t been too bad. I obviously have learned lot from him and apply that in my own way. We talk every day. He’s watching then from afar and he’s really pleased with the progress they’ve made.” Thanks in part to senior Matt Walton, who assumed the captaincy and helps shoulder the scoring burden. Both he and classmate Cam Alldred average 11 points per game to lead the team, while Walton also pulls down more than eight rebounds a game.

Cincinnati Country Day senior Matt Walton leads the Indians in scoring and rebounding. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Cincinnati Country Day junior point guard Royal Thurman looks for an open man during practice Jan. 30. Thurman is second in the Miami Valley Conference in assists. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

“The guys look up to Matt because he’s been around four years,” Ross

said. “He was our only returning starter, really. He bears the brunt of a lot of our criticism. When things aren’t going well, we get after him because we know he can handle it.” Walton, a Montgomery resident, doesn’t mind the adversity. Or the spotlight. “I had to step in and take a leadership role,” he said. “We kind of started slow, but it’s on a swing for the better now. I love the competition. It really does bring out the best in you.” Walton has generated some interest from colleges seeking his services next season, but said he hasn’t decided if competitive basketball will be part of his future. Wherever he winds up, Walton plans to study physical therapy. The rise of junior point guard Royal Thurman has

SIDELINES Youth soccer program

Boys and girls ages 3-9 years old are invited to sign up for Blue Ash YMCA youth soccer. The team will practice once per week and have a soccer game on Saturday morning. The season runs April 7-May 31. Registration begins Feb. 10 for members and Feb. 20 for program participants. Last day to register is March 31. A coaches meeting will be conducted at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, for those coaching 3-4 years old and 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, for those coaching 5-6 years old. Cost is $50 for members and $90 for program participants. Late registration fee is $10. If interested, contact sport coordinator Mary Chesko at 791-5000 or mchesko@

Adult volleyball registration

Blue Ash YMCA is having

registration for coed competitive volleyball for ages 18 and up. The Sunday coed volleyball league is 4 to 6 p.m. Sundays. The league starts April 13 and ends May 25. There is a requirement for a minimum of six players on the roster and a maximum eight players per roster. Registration starts now and ends April 7. League fee is $125 per team plus $25 cash per game for referee fee. Contact sport coordinator Mary Chesko at 791-5000 or mchesko@ .

Nominations needed

Nominations are now being accepted for the area’s top coaches, teams and athletes in women’s sports for the 21st Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Women’s Sports Association awards banquetMonday, April 28. Awards categories include Coach of the Year, College

Sportswoman of the Year, High School Sportswoman of the Year, Master’s Sportswoman of the Year, Senior Sportswoman of the Year, Wilma Rudolph Courage Award, Donna deVarona Spirit of Sport Award, Lifetime Service Award, Legacy Award, Special Recognition Award, Administrator of the Year and Mentally or Physically Challenged Sportswoman of the Year. Nominations will be accepted until Feb. 28 at www. In the last 20 years the Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Women’s Sports Association has honored more than 260 athletes, coaches, administrators and teams in the Tristate. The GCNKWSA was established in 1993 with the mission to enhance the sport experience for girls and women in our community. Information on the awards dinner and individual nomination categories can be found at www.

been another plus for the Indians. He began going to games his dad coached at the Friars Club in a detachable car seat and won an AAU national title at age 8 with the Cincinnati Knights. “At the beginning it was pretty tough, but I realized I’ve played this game a long time and I could do it,” he said. “The up-and-down tempo, I seem to do pretty well with that.” Indeed, Thurman is the only Indians player listed in the top five of any statistical category on the Miami Valley Conference website, second in the league in assists at five per game. “He’s done an unbelievable job,” Ross said. “He’s really been a floor general. He’s kind of like a second coach out there. “We’ve got a lot of trust in him and he’s responded. He’s got a 2:1 assist-toturnover ratio, which is very good, and it’s important for us because he has the ball in his hands on about 95 percent of our possessions.”

Sycamore senior Dan Ginsburg (33) guards Hamilton sophomore A’Shon Riggins Jan. 24. The Big Blue beat the hosting Aves 68-59. SCOTT SPRINGER/ COMMUNITY PRESS

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“We want him to be a regular,” Moss said. “I think a lot of the stuff with him is confidence.” Another issue for Sycamore this winter was a strange quirk in the schedule that left them idle Jan. 11-24. In that time a game scheduled with Kings was snowed out, so the Aves were basically delayed on the runway for nearly two weeks. Upon return against Hamilton, they were sluggish. “There was a little malaise over my guys,” Moss said. “We thought our legs would go not playing for two weeks and that’s what hap-

pened.” Now over the scheduling hiccup, Moss’s men face a trying GMC schedule before they toss up a few tournament treys on whomever they draw. “I don’t think anyone’s going to want to play us in some ways because you just don’t know what you’re going to get,” Moss said. “You have to guard shooters.” If the stars are aligned, the Aves are a threat to take off.

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Legislators make laws; businesses make decisions

My 45-plus years in business was educational to say the least. In that period I would say that most of my former employees would agree that it was a good place to work. At the top of our production there were two plants and more than 160 employees. One of our strongest points was in employee retention. The average employee in our industry was replaced in little over a year. We averaged over 10-year retention. One valued employee retired after 50 years. What was the difference? Where possible, we treated them fairly and as valued personnel. When it was not possible, it was not due to our decisions. It

was because taxes, work rules and union demands made growth and employment unprofitable. Edward Levy That came COMMUNITY PRESS at a time when GUEST COLUMNIST off-shore contracting was the best method of competition. We fought the trend with automation as long as we could. The decision was easy. A machine produced as much as four times what the former employee produced. And, it cost the same every year until it was paid off.

Mitchell Farm resident concerned about speeders Northeast Suburban Life and asked: What should be the top priorities for Montgomery officials in 2014? Resident Michael Carroll is concerned about traffic - specifically speeders - in his neighborhood: “I think the No. 1 priority needs to be the traffic concerns, and most importantly, the excessive speeding going on throughout Montgomery. I live on Mitchell Farm Lane, and have contacted the chief of police numerous times about the lack of patrol cars on the streets. Just drive by the police station any given day, at any given hour and all the cars are sitting in their parking lot. I constantly see cars going in excess of 50 mph down our street, and witnessed someone driving in excess of 65plus down Montgomery Road just last evening. The response from the chief to me was ‘we have a lot of surface streets in the city and can’t be everywhere.’ “He did put up a couple of those radar detector signs on our street for a week, but I’m sure that information gathered wasn’t used. I’ve given up calling or emailing their department. “I’m ready to move out of Montgomery for this reason. It will probably take a young child or elderly person to be hit by a car before anything is done about it. “My neighbor of 89 years of age told me that there use to be speed bumps on Mitchell Farm. He was on city council at the time, and it was a political move by someone and a builder to get them removed. “The new mayor needs to take on this problem now.”

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We paid the operator a higher rate for the added production and the others were assigned new tasks. When they retired, they were not replaced. Slowly the number of employees dwindled. As our industry became more accepting of imported goods, we were forced to do the same. We sold the smaller plant. The employees understood why they were released. It was a decision that was forced on us. Laws have to be obeyed. Decisions are made to observe the laws. When those laws force businesses to make decisions that affect employees adversely it is all too easy for greedy politicians to blame

business. My intent is to show ways that this does not have to happen. Incentives usually work wonders. Perhaps no one has looked at the problem this way, but Newton’s laws of motion seem to apply. A body at rest (on unemployment or disability pay) will tend to remain at rest. A body that is motivated by incentives to work will remain in motion. What is needed is a system where unemployment benefits diminish with time and there is an incentive of tax rebates for becoming employed as early as possible. There should be a corresponding tax reduction for an employer that hires the

unemployed prior to the end of benefits. There should also be a benefit for those whose disability can be overcome by modification in the work place. This should apply to employers and employees. With the recent fudged unemployment figure of 6.7 percent and the falling actual percentage of employed people the question is, where will the money for benefits coming from? If you say it will be printed, unfortunately, you are right. History will repeat itself and will not be kind to all of the public. Edward Levy is a resident of Montgomery.

Tea party activists want to control local school boards

Ohio’s tea party activists focused on school board races around the state in last November’s elections. Statewide tea party school board candidates all had the same script: » cut school funding by opposing school levies; » cut teacher benefits and reimbursements for things like classroom supplies; » eliminate support services, sports, food services and busing; » a confusing “students first” pledge which in reality appeared more like a teachers last pledge or even a students are kind of important – but not as important as low property taxes pledge. They lost big time in most cases. Springboro, Olentangy (West Columbus) and Westerville all rejected the tea party school board candidates on their ballots. Locally, West Clermont Local School District wasn’t so lucky. In West Clermont, tea par-

ty member Jim Lewis received the most votes, followed closely by Steve Waldman and Mark Richard Merchant. Schwab Lewis, WaldCOMMUNITY PRESS man and MerGUEST COLUMNIST chant ran together on a tea party-inspired platform that vowed to protect overtaxed citizens from “mooching,” overpaid teachers. Lewis wrote,“In my mind, the fate of our future as a nation depends on turning back the hands of time and teaching our children instead of propagandizing them.” Lewis vows to fight against any new school levies that might be proposed by “illinformed do-gooders.” He states he will go forward “to slay the dragon that is public education in West Clermont.” Parents and community members in Clermont County, who are concerned with the

direction of their new school board, decided to step up and do something by forming “West Clermont United.” Members of West Clermont United say some of the new school board members don’t support public schools and that there’s an imbalance in the political views with the new board. “We are here to support the kids. Kids come first. Aside from all the political agendas. That needs to be left outside the policies for the school...We don’t really look at our public education system as something that needs to be slayed,” said Mike Steele, a local parent and member of West Clermont United. Steele says entering the new year, it’s time to pass a levy – something that he says hasn’t happened in years. He says, “I’ve got a daughter who’s in first grade who’s never been to an art class, never been to a gym class, never been to music. Our libraries at this point are being run by parent volunteers.

CH@TROOM Jan. 29 question President Obama has said addressing income inequality will be the focal point of his agenda for the rest of his term. What can be done to address income inequality?

“I have concerns about Obama trying to solve any income inequalities. His approach so far seems to be more government entitlements. He has never had a real private sector job, nor has he run a company. Unless he is creating more jobs than I worry about his methods or success. “His Robin Hood methods (take from the rich and give to the poor) have not worked. Bringing back jobs from over seas might be a good place to start along with immigration reform. That is 10-20 million job opportunities to start.



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“Per Steve Chabot, ‘since LBJ’s war on poverty started in 1964, 50 years ago the government has spent $20.7 trillion dollars on poverty in the U.S .’ “My guess is a large amount of that money was spent for government bu-

reaucracy and more government employees. Obama may soon replace Jimmy Carter as the president with the lowest public approval rating. Go figure!” T.D.T.

“President Obama and his liberal base bemoan the ‘income inequality’ in this country, but their hands are tied to one large group that will keep that from happening. Unions. “Specifically the teachers unions across this country. Education is paramount to closing the income gap in this country. More educated a student becomes, the more income that student will achieve. School vouchers are fought by the unions all over this country because they are a threat to the status quo.”

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Otherwise our children wouldn’t have a library.” West Clermont United plans to have members of their group attend every school board meeting moving forward. The students, teachers and families in Ohio’s public school districts need school boards focused on ensuring that children receive the highest quality education possible. What they don’t need are school boards run by idealogues who think teachers are the enemy, who believe schools should be starved of funding, and who think we need to “turn back the hands of time” on education. School board elections need our closer scrutiny. Their outcomes have real consequences. Richard O. Schwab was formerly associate head of school, and middle school head, Cincinnati Country Day School. He is founder of Glendale Organizing For America Community Team,

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L IFE Getting beds for kids in need NORTHEAST



By Forrest Sellers

HYDE PARK — A Hyde Park councilwoman wants to insure Tristate children don’t lack a basic necessity. Louisa Adams is forming an organization to provide beds and cribs for underprivileged children. The organization is called Beds for Kids Cincinnati.

Adams, who has a background in social work, said Cincinnati has a significant problem with child poverty in which children’s Adams basic needs are not being met. Through her social work, Adams said, “We consistently saw


children without a bed to sleep in.” Beds for Kids will work closely with Families Forward, a locally based resource center for schools, students and their families. “I think (this) will be nicely aligned with our services in meeting the full needs of our students,” said Deborah Allsop, executive director/CEO of Fam-

ilies Forward. “(This) will support their academic, social and emotional growth.” Families Forward will serve as a referral agency for Beds for Kids. Adams, a parent of three, said the organization will initially need to raise about $150,000. This will cover operational costs as well as provide beds for 500 children.

Adams said the children will be given a bed frame, mattress, sheets, a comforter and pillow. The organization hopes to obtain funding from foundation grants and corporate sponsors as well as private donations. For information visit the website or send an email to Adams at

State Sens. Shannon Jones, Bill Seitz and Joe Uecker honor the Moeller High School football team for winning the Division I state championship. PROVIDED

Moeller football honored at state capital


hio State Sens. Shannon Jones (R-Springboro), Joe Uecker (R–Miami Township) and Bill Seitz (R–Cincinnati) honored the Moeller High School football team for winning the 2013 Division I state championship. The Crusaders beat the

Mentor Cardinals 55-52, winning their second consecutive state championship, and ninth state championship in the program’s history. “Coach (John) Rodenberg’s guidance on and off the field is a huge contributor to the success of these young men,” Jones said. “This was a big

year for the Crusaders, not only winning the title, but breaking state records. I’m excited to see more from this great team next season.” “The Crusaders unwavering commitment and energy, and the dedication of coach Rodenberg let to a record-setting year and a well de-

served state title,” Seitz said. “I have no doubt they’ll continue to be successful in coming seasons, and I’ll be rooting for a third consecutive state championship.” “As a Moeller alumnus, I’m extremely proud of our young athletes for winning yet another state championship,”

Uecker said. “I guarantee we’ll be seeing great things from these young men as they take on the college arena.” Moeller set records for most points scored by a team, most combined points scored and most combined total yards in a Division I state final game.

CSC starts programs for kids Cancer Support Community recently received a $10,000 grant from the Charles H. Dater Foundation, which will help fund special support programs throughout 2014 for children dealing with cancer themselves or in their family. Called Kid Support, the 10week program is a free peer support group for children (ages 4-12) who have a family member or friend with cancer or have cancer themselves. The program features developmentally appropriate content and activities such as artistic expression, poems, stories, cartoons and games to help children feel comfortable asking questions, expressing difficult feelings and sharing common experiences. “The Charles H. Dater Foundation is committed to the children of the Greater Cincin-

nati area,” said Bruce A. Krone, Director of the Foundation. “We focus on providing financial support to programs that serve to improve the lives of children through diversified experiences and activities. This is in keeping with the philanthropic vision and goals of Charles H. Dater, in whose memory we serve.” More than 2,200 grants have been awarded since 1985, totaling over $35 million. According to CSC Program Director Kelly Schoen a cancer diagnosis impacts the entire family and can be especially confusing and frightening to the youngest family members. “We’re very grateful to the Dater Foundation for this funding,” said Schoen. “Children often have many worries, fears, and misconceptions

about cancer and if the concerns are not addressed it can put them at risk for emotional distress, behavioral problems, or trouble in school.” Kid Support begins with a parent orientation session at 5:30 p.m., on Thursday, March 6. Children are welcome to attend and will participate in a structured activity during the parent session. The children sessions then begin 5:30-7:30 p.m. the following Thursday, March 13, and run for 10 weeks. All activities take place at Cancer Support Community, 4918 Cooper Road, Blue Ash, are facilitated by trained professionals and are offered free of charge to participants thanks to this grant from the Dater Foundation. For reservations or more information, call 791-4060.

Cancer Support Community Director of Development Betty Cookendorfer, left, Executive Director Rick Bryan, of Blue Ash, and program director Kelly Schoen, of Madeira, thank the Charles H. Dater Foundation for a $10,000 grant, which will help fund support programs throughout the year for children dealing with cancer themselves or in their family. THANKS TO BETTY COOKENDORFER


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, FEB. 6 Art & Craft Classes After School Art for Kids at the Barn, 4-6 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. Weekly through March 13. Students introduced to art methods and techniques through hands-on projects. Ages 5-12. $65. Registration required. Presented by Art Academy of Cincinnati. 562-8748; Mariemont.

Art Exhibits Anthony Stollings Art Show, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 6300 Price Road, Visual artist displays selections of his artwork. Using oils, acrylics and water colors, his African-American spirit paintings tell detailed storylines with titles such as “The Market Place,” “The Soap Box Derby,” “Jazz Metamorphosis.” Free. 677-7600; Loveland. The Barn Painters, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. Exhibit and sale of original oil paintings from accomplished local artists. Free. Through Feb. 9. 272-3700; Mariemont.

relationships. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 673-0174; Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, FEB. 7 Art Exhibits Anthony Stollings Art Show, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, Free. 677-7600; Loveland. The Barn Painters, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Parenting Classes

Anime Club, 6-8 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Watch anime, draw manga, play Yu-Gi-Oh and interact around these favorite pastimes. Ages 13-18. Free. Through March 7. 369-4450. Deer Park.

HypnoBirthing, 6:45 p.m., Bethesda North Hospital, 10500 Montgomery Road, Continues Feb. 15 and Feb. 22. Childbirth series rejects myth that suffering must accompany labor. $200 per birthing team. Registration required. 475-4500; Montgomery.

Doug Stanhope, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas Comedy Club, $25. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive, $5. Presented by Zumba with Ashley. 9177475. Blue Ash. Zumba Fitness Classes, 6:307:30 p.m., Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 101 S. Lebanon Road, Parish Life Center. Free will donation at door. For ages 12 and up. 683-4244. Loveland.

SATURDAY, FEB. 8 Art & Craft Classes Look See Do: Tons of Traditions, 10-11 a.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. Art workshop for children. Look at artwork from around the world from the Museum’s collection, see how artwork reflects cultural traditions, then create your own African inspired mask. Grades 3-6. $5. 272-3700; Mariemont. Monoprinting Workshop with Amy Burton, 2-5 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. Each student produces at least two quality colorful prints on rag paper. For ages 16 and up. $125. Registration required. Presented by Woman’s Art Club Foundation. 561-6949; Mariemont.

Cooking Classes

Kid’s Club, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Arts and crafts, presenters, board games and more. Ages 5-12. Free. 369-4450. Deer Park. Food, Facts and Fun, 3:45-4:45 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Learn about eating healthy, fitness and food safety. Ages 5-12. Free. 369-4450. Deer Park.

Mayerson JCC Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Held at various theaters and the JCC, schedule to be available online. Features the best of Israel’s thriving film industry from contemporary dramas to documentaries, as well as international films by established as well as emerging filmmakers. Through Feb. 27. Festival pass: $75, $65 members. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. Through March 27. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Youth room. Big book/ discussion meeting. Brown bag lunch optional. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving

Art Exhibits

Health Wellness Seniors’ Second Saturdays, 1:30-3 p.m., Blue Ash Branch Library, 4911 Cooper Road, Community educational event presented by lawyers and health professionals to tackle elder law, end of life planning or senior citizen medical topics. Ages 45-99. Free. Presented by Graves & Graves. 369-6051; Blue Ash.

Literary Libraries Teen Advisory Board, 2-3 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Motivated teens discuss means for making library’s programs and materials to be most in tune with their needs. Ages 13-19. Free. 3694450. Deer Park.

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The Mayerson JCC Jewish and Israeli Film Festival is going on through Feb. 27. The festival features the best of Israel’s film industry from contemporary dramas to documentaries, as well as international films by established as well as emerging filmmakers. A festival pass is $75, or $65 for JCC members. Registration is required. Call 761-7500 or visit FILE PHOTO

Anthony Stollings Art Show, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, Free. 677-7600; Loveland. The Barn Painters, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.


Dining Events

Clubs & Organizations

Dewey’s Pizza School, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Dewey’s Pizza, 7767 Kenwood Road, Learn how to toss and top pizza from Dewey’s experts and learn more about the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National MS Society. Benefits Ohio Valley Chapter of the National MS Society. $25. Reservations required. 791-1616; Kenwood.

Team Challenge Information Session, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Fleet Feet Sports, 9525 Kenwood Road, Learn about Team Challenge: half-marathon training program to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Free. 772-3550; Blue Ash.

The Inner Life of a Writer, 1-3:30 p.m., Women Writing for a Change, 6906 Plainfield Road, Weekly through March 16. Class explores relationship between creativity and body awareness. Use writing, crafting and sharing written work, meditation and yoga to discover sources of creativity. For grades 8-10. $149. Reservations required. Presented by Young Women Writing for (a) Change. 272-1171; Silverton. My Voice, My Story: Art and Book-Making with your Words and Images, 1-3:30 p.m., Women Writing for a Change, 6906 Plainfield Road, Weekly through March 16. Experiment with poetry, fiction and memoir-style writing. For grades 4-7. $149. Reservations required. Presented by Young Women Writing for (a) Change. 272-1171; Silverton.

Literary Libraries

Support Groups

Monoprinting Workshop with Amy Burton, 2-5 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, $125. Registration required. 561-6949; Mariemont.

The Barn Painters, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.


On Stage Comedy

Art & Craft Classes


Gardening Series, 6:30-8 p.m., Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road, “Let’s Make a Grow Light.” Assembling a grow light stand. $15, plus supplies. Reservations required. 561-7400; Indian Hill.

Doug Stanhope, 8 p.m., Go Bananas Comedy Club, 8410 Market Place Lane, Special engagement. No coupons or passes accepted. $25. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Art Exhibits

Healthy Cooking Classes, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Peachy Seiden discusses nutrition and health while preparing two delicious, simple and easy meals. Ages 18 and up. $30. Registration required. 315-3943; Silverton.

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On Stage Theater

Literary Libraries

Art Openings

On Stage Comedy

Exercise Classes

Doug Stanhope, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas Comedy Club, $25. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

The Barn Painters, 6-9 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. Meet artists and enjoy refreshments at reception for show and sale of original oil paintings from accomplished local artists. Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Yes, You Can Get Business Through LinkedIn, 10-11:30 a.m., Dimalanta Design Group, 4555 Lake Forest Drive, No. 650, Learn how to use LinkedIn and how it can help you grow your business with Ernie Dimalanta, founder of Out-&-Out Marketing and owner of Dimalanta Design Group, and Wendy Hacker, PR and social media consultant of Dimalanta Design Group. $10. Reservations required. 588-2802; Blue Ash. Techniques with Meat with Wine Pairings Liz and David Cook, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Sit down and learn from David Cook, one of the best chefs around, as he shows you everything you need to know about meat. Ages 21 and up. $60. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

On Stage Comedy

Joan, the Girl of Arc, 7 p.m., Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road, Dramatic world premiere adaptation starts with Joan as a young girl, just starting to examine her own beliefs. As she begins to understand herself and her world, she learns to inspire and lead others. Cincinnati Playhouse Off the Hill production. Contact location for price. Presented by Playhouse in the Park. 745-8550; Blue Ash.

Business Seminars

Cooking Classes

The Hitmen, 8 p.m.-midnight, Tony’s Steaks and Seafood, 12110 Montgomery Road, Free. 6771993; Symmes Township.

Films Mayerson JCC Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, Festival pass: $75, $65 members. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

Lectures Touching History: An Interrogator at the Nuremberg Trials, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Congregation Beth Adam, 10001 Loveland-Madeira Road, John Dolibois, interrogator at the Nuremberg Trials, shares his experience as part of Beth Adam’s Adult Education program. Free. 9850400. Loveland.

Music Classical Carillon Concert, 4-5 p.m., Mary M. Emery Carillon, Pleasant Street, Open air concert. Carillonneur plays bells using keyboard in upper tower. Tours of tower available; playground, restroom and shelter house on site. Free. Presented by Village

of Mariemont. 271-8519; Mariemont.

Cooking Classes Dewey’s Pizza with Chuck Lipp, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Chuck will show you just how to create your own masterpieces at home. $45. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

Education Improv for Adults, 7:30-9 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Seven-week course. Based on children’s games, exercises that made Second City alumni Steve Carrel, Tina Fey and Steven Colbert famous are same ones used to discover joy of active listening, agreement and building something from nothing. Presented by The Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Films Mayerson JCC Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, Festival pass: $75, $65 members. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

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

TUESDAY, FEB. 11 Art & Craft Classes Wine and Canvas, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Flipdaddy’s Burgers & Beers, 7453 Wooster Pike, Painting class with cocktails. No experience necessary. $35. Reservations required. Presented by Wine and Canvas. 3171305; Columbia Township.

Cooking Classes The Waltz Dinner and Dancing with Karen Harmon, 6-9 p.m.,

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, A few turns in the waltz lessons will entice that close feeling, and the dishes which follow will be sure to bring out the romantic in you. Ages 18 and up. $140 for two. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, $5. 917-7475. Blue Ash. Zumba Fitness Classes, 6:307:30 p.m., Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 683-4244. Loveland.

Farmers Market Loveland Farmers Market, 3-6 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Presented by Loveland Farmers’ Market. 683-0491; Loveland.

Films Mayerson JCC Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, Festival pass: $75, $65 members. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

Health Wellness Mercy Health Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Shops at Harper’s Point, 11340 Montgomery Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. 686-3300; Symmes Township. Nutrition Seminar: Strengthening Your Immune System, 4-6 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Understand the players of the immune system, how to protect it and maintain it’s health and its link to stress. Ages 18 and up. $10. Reservations required. 315-3943; Silverton.

Literary Story Times Preschool Story Time, 10:30-11 a.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Books, songs, activities and more, while building early literacy skills. For preschoolers and their care-

givers. Ages 3-6. Free. 369-4450. Deer Park. Book Break, 3-3:30 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Children’s librarian reads aloud from some favorite books. Make craft to take home. Ages 3-6. Free. 369-4450. Deer Park.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 12 Art & Craft Classes Knitting, Crochet and Needlecraft Class, 7-8 p.m., Milford Heights Church of Christ, 1646 Ohio 28, Basic handwork techniques and fresh ideas in knitting, crochet and other handicrafts along with short devotional time. Free. 575-1874. Milford.

Films Mayerson JCC Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, Festival pass: $75, $65 members. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

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

THURSDAY, FEB. 13 Business Meetings Lunch, Learn and Leads: State Treasurer Office, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Wright Brothers Inc., 7825 Cooper Road, Marcy Longnecker, State Treasurer Office. Free. 543-3591. Montgomery.

Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, $5. 917-7475. Blue Ash. Zumba Fitness Classes, 6:307:30 p.m., Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 683-4244. Loveland.

Films Mayerson JCC Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, Festival pass: $75, $65 members. 7617500.



Chocolate treats perfect for Valentine’s Day

I always get sentimental around Valentine’s Day. I remember being a kid in second grade, hoping I’d get some Valentine cards from my classmates, particularly Bobby Simpson. It was always fun watching my boys when Rita they were Heikenfeld that age RITA’S KITCHEN choose special cards for their Valentines. Times change, but the message is the same. Anybody can be your Valentine, so remember those folks who have lent a helping hand, or who may just need cheering up. Send them a funny kid’s card with a note and, if you can, share one of these recipes with them. Chocolate rules!

Cappuccino mocha pudding cake aka Upside down hot fudge pudding cake If you’re making this for kids or someone who doesn’t like coffee flavor, leave out espresso. The fun thing about this is you learn a bit of food chemistry: the hot fudge sauce is poured over the top of the cake batter, and as the cake bakes, the sauce turns to pudding and sinks to the bottom while the cake batter rises to the top! Cake: 2 cups flour ⁄3 cup plus 1 tablespoon cocoa powder


2 teaspoons instant espresso coffee powder 1 tablespoon baking powder 11⁄2 cups sugar 1 cup chopped toasted walnuts or other nuts (optional) 1 cup milk 4 tablespoons melted butter 2 teaspoons vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9-inch by 13-inch pan. Whisk flour, cocoa, espresso powder, baking powder and sugar together. In separate bowl, whisk milk, butter and vanilla. Add this to dry ingredients and blend. Pour into pan. Pudding: 1 cup sugar 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 1 ⁄2 cup plus 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 13⁄4 cup very hot water

Mix sugars and cocoa. Pour water over and whisk. Pour ever so gently and evenly over batter. Pudding will look quite thin but gets real thick as it bakes. Bake 30-35 minutes or until center is set and just firm to touch. Don’t over bake or you won’t get much pudding!

Diabetic chocolate lover’s cheesecake

I remember this recipe from friend and former colleague, Joanna Lund, founder of Healthy Exchanges. 1 pound fat-free cream cheese, room temperature 4 serving package sugar-free instant chocolate fudge pudding mix 2 ⁄3 cup nonfat dry milk

Rita’s chocolate pudding cake can be made with or without espresso powder.THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD powder 1 cup water 1 ⁄4 cup Cool Whip Lite 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 chocolate-flavored piecrust, 6 oz.

Garnish: 2 (21⁄2-inch squares) chocolate graham crackers, crushed 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips

Stir cream cheese with a spoon and add pudding mix, milk powder and water. Mix well using a whisk. Blend in Cool Whip and vanilla. Spread into crust. Sprinkle cracker crumbs and chips over top. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Serves 8. Each serving:

Calories 215, Fat 7 gm, Protein 26 gm, Carbs 644 mg

Easy chocolate fondue

This can be made ahead and reheated. Serve with chunks of fruit, cake, etc. I like to ladle some out for the kids before adding liqueur.

4 cups chocolate chips, your choice (approximately 24 oz.) 1 cup whipping cream, unwhipped 1 ⁄2 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla or 1⁄2 teaspoon almond extract Liqueur: Start with 2 tablespoons and go from there (optional) - I used

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Tortellini soup update. Sandy, a loyal reader, made the tortellini soup with spinach and used a 19 oz. bag of tortellini and found it was way too much for the quart of broth. She decided to add more broth, which worked. Sandy asked me to specify how much tortellini to put in. I would say start with 2 cups tortellini and go from

there. John Pancoast’s eggplant casserole. Mary Lou K. made this healthier by substituting whole wheat crackers for the topping and low-fat yogurt for the whipping cream. “It was very delicious and would make a great main dish, though we had it with trout and considered it our vegetable and starch,” she said. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator, Jungle Jim's culinary professional and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/ blogs. Email her at with "Rita's kitchen" in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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RELIGION Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church

Join NFL hall-of-famer Anthony Munoz, featured speaker, at Armstrong Chapel Super Charge Men’s Conference, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the church. The conference is open to all men, including teenaged sons. Munoz will talk about how Christian faith enpowers “authentic men” to make a significant difference in their families, workplaces and communities. He will share his story and perspective on the path to long-term success that makes a positive impact on others. The conference includes a lineup of guest speakers for breakout sessions that will address four building blocks of enduring success: happiness, achievement, significance and

legacy. Cost is $45, which includes registration fee, continental breakfast and lunch. Register at The church is at 5125 Drake Road, Indian Hill

Ascension Lutheran Church

The Women’s Bible Study meets Friday mornings at 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. They are using “Namesake: When God Rewrites Your Story” for their discussion. The women’s Wheel of Friendship shipped 100 health kits and 30 pounds of soap to Lutheran World Relief. The group meets monthly Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Their Bible study is called “In Good Company: Stories of Biblical Women.” Women of the community are invited to both groups. Healing Touch Ministry is offered

on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Please call the church office at 793-3288 for more information on this outreach opportunity. Rejoice! worship service is at 11 a.m. Rejoice! is a more contemporary, upbeat style worship with music and Bible readings reflecting the preference of many people today. Heritage (traditional) worship service is at 9 a.m. Sunday School, Confirmation and Adult Forum are at 9:45 a.m. Ascension is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery, Ohio 45242;; 793-3288.

Bethel Baptist Temple

AWANA children’s Bible clubs are offered for children ages 2 through high school from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays during

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the school year. Kids enjoy games, Bible studies and lessons and special events. Contact the church for information, or visit the AWANA page on Facebook: search for “Bethel Baptist AWANA.” The adult, teen and children’s Sunday School classes come together for an hour of skits from the drama team, children’s songs, games, penny wars and more during Round Up Sunday, offered during Sunday School hour on the first Sunday of each month. Small group Bible studies, including a women’s Bible study, are offered Wednesday evenings at the church at 7:30 p.m. Sunday School classes for all ages 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. The church is at 8501 Plainfield Road, Sycamore Township; 891-2221;

Blue Ash Presbyterian Church

NEEDS item for the month of January is macaroni and cheese. The book of the month is “The Light Between Oceans.” Jacob’s Ladder is the theme for Sunday School (pre-K through 12th-grade); these classes are taught after the children’s sermon in the worship service. Bible 101 and Thoughtful Christian classes are offered for adults each Sunday morning. These meet at 9 a.m. in the fellowship hall. Sunday worship services are at 10:30 a.m. Nursery care is available. Sunday sermons are recorded and available on the church website. The church is at 4309 Cooper Road; 791-1153;

Cincinnati Friends Meetinghouse

A potluck lunch and presentation from Bonita Porter and Bob LaFeesse of Oxford, Ohio and Ken Bordewell and Mary Anne Curtiss of Community Friends Meeting on their experiences working among Friends in Bolivia through Quaker Bolivia Link is scheduled for 12:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 2, at the Cincinnati Friends Meetinghouse. All are welcome Regular meeting for worship is 11 a.m., Sundays followed by fellowship in the Fireside room at noon. First Day/Nursery

ABOUT RELIGION Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. » E-mail announcements to nesuburban@community, with “Religion” in the subject line. » Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. » Mail to: Northeast Suburban Life, Attention: Andrea Reeves, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140. School is available at 11 a.m. The church is at 8075 Keller Road, Cincinnati; 791-0788;

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Good Shepherd is a large church that offers a variety of styles of worship and service times: Saturdays, 5 p.m. – Woven worship (mix of traditional and contemporary). Sundays, 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. – traditional worship. Sundays, 9:30 a.m. – Contemporary worship. Sundays, 5:45 p.m. – “NOSH” dinner and worship offsite at UC Campus Ministry Edge House. GSLC offers preschool and student Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., September through May. ‘Worship Without Worry” Sunday School is also offered at 11 a.m. for families of children with special needs and kids of all ages. 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;

Indian Hill Church

The church adult forum schedule is as follows: Feb. 9, Attorney Jack Painter, Tea Party spokesperson, “Government’s Role in the Economy.” Feb. 16, Gregory Smith, Chair – MIS Department associate professor, Williams College of Business Xavier University, “Statistics in Regards to the American Dream.” Feb. 23, TBD – looking for a speaker on how younger generation approaches work differently than our generation. The church is at 6000 Drake Road, Indian Hill; 561-6805;

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UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 "Changed from the Inside Out: A New Spine" Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

NON-DENOMINATIONAL FAITH BIBLE CHURCH 8130 East Kemper Rd. (1 mile west of Montgomery Rd) Services & Sunday School: 9:00am & 10:45am Nursery Available www.fbccincy.or 513-489-1114

Dr. Cathy Johns, Senior Pastor Sat. Contemporary: 5:00 p.m. Sun. Contemporary: 9:00 a.m. Sun. Traditional: 10:30 a.m. Child care/Sunday School at all services. 6635 Loveland-Miamiville Road 513-677-9866

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St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

Service times are 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. The St. Barnabas Book Club meets Feb. 5 to discuss “Mrs. Mary Lincoln” by Janis Cooke Newman. Save the date. The annual Pancake Supper prior to Ash Wednesday will be March 4. An Intercessory Healing Prayer Service is held the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. The Order of St. Luke, Hands of Hope chapter, meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7:15 p.m. in the library. A men’s breakfast group meets at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday mornings at Steak ‘N Shake in Montgomery. Ladies Fellowship/Religious Study Group meets on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. at the church. Friends in Fellowship meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:15 p.m. for a potluck dinner at the church. Ladies Bridge meets the first and third Thursdays of the month. Contact the church office for further information. A bereavement support group for widows and widowers meets the second and fourth Saturdays from 10-11 a.m. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401;

Sycamore Presbyterian Church

Come visit the church Sunday mornings in its new sanctuary at 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Childcare is available in the nursery during both services for infants through age 2. Sunday School classes for all ages, including adults, are offered at 10:45 a.m. service. February Coffee and Conversation will feature Sheila Luther sharing true human interest stories about her life in prison, where she found God. All women are invited to the program, which is 9:30-11 a.m. Feb. 8, in the fellowship hall. Student Ministries, grades seven to 12, welcomes all students to participate in our activities. Calendars are available on the Student Ministries’ Kiosk. Sycamore Presbyterian Preschool is registering students for 2014-15 school year. Please visit church website or contact Director Jamie Coston (6837717) for further information and registration forms. Wednesday Women’s Bible Study will begin a new study based on the book “Gideon: Your Weakness, God’s Strength.” Class meets from 9:30-11:15 a.m. in room 120. Monday Women’s Bible Study will begin a study of the book “Killing Jesus” by Bill O’ Reilly and historian Martin Dugard. Class meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Media Center. StoneMasons’ Bible Overview: All men are invited. Classes begin 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, Room 120. Sign up at Adult Ministries Table in Connector. The next FX! will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 9, in the Chapel. Join us for a fun-filled family night. Praise Band begins at 5:45. Theme: Faith. Eunice Circle will join Prime Timers’ at noon Thursday, Feb. 13, for a Valentine luncheon/ program featuring Dr. Kent. Theme: “Can’t Stop Loving You,” in the fellowship hall. Cost is $10 per person. Reservation deadline is Feb. 9. Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University begins 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, in the Media Center. Learn how to beat debt and build wealth in this nineweek program. Register at the Adult Ministries Table in the Narthex. The church is at 11800 MasonMontgomery Road, Symmes Township; 683-0254;



Networking meeting for African American, Latino business professionals

Bi-Okoto provides traditional African drumming during the worship. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

World words The Blue Ash Presbyterian Church welcomed to the pulpit the Rev. Dr. Neal D. Presa, pastor of Middlesex, NJ, Presbyterian Church and moderator of the 220th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) for a special World Communion evening service.

Local worship leaders were also present. Music was provided by the choir of Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church, guitarist Carol Duebber and organists Bradley Finch and Allan Martin. The Bi-Okoto Cultural Institute also provided African drumming during the worship service.

A special professional networking event for African American and Latino business owners and leaders is coming to the Blue Ash from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the CMC Office Complex, 10945 Reed Hartman Highway, 45242. The cost is $10 in advance through PayPal or at the door. The public relations and marketing communications company Wright Communications is sponsoring the event. “People have asked me why have a networking session especially designed for African American and Latino entrepreneurs and business leaders? It’s simple,” said Linda Wright, sponsor of the event. “There are unique challenges and opportunities

Black and Latino and Latina business owners are faced with. Also, studies show that minority business people are much more likely to actually refer and patronize other minority business owners.” The event will include “Speed Networking,” dynamic speakers and continental breakfast provided by All About Catering. The theme is: “Start the Year Off Wright With More Money: How To Make it, Grow It, Keep More (from Uncle Sam) and Pass It On.” The speakers will be: » Linda Wright, president of Wright Communications, who will speak on “How to Make More Money iin 2014 Through Effective Marketing Strategies” » Michelle Graves, AKA “The Money Lady,”

who will speak on “How To Grow Your Money” » A business tax expert from ComproTax Cincinnati, who will speak on “How To Keep More Of Your Money From Uncle Sam” » Ronald C. Todd II, president of SEEP, LLC Insurance Agency, who will speak on “Best Practices in 2014 to Pass Your Money To The Next Generation” “This event promises to be a high impact, high touch, highly effective networking event, that will be successful for each and everyone who attends. We are so sure of it, that we guarantee satisfaction or your money back,” Wright says. Seats are limited. Register now at 513-7613700 or wright communicationspr

Rev. Dr. Presa delivers his sermon, "Precious Stones", during the special World Communion service at Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, Oct. 5. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Assault (knowingly harm) At 5470 Cook Ave., Dec. 31. Burglary At 4870 Hunt Road, Jan. 2. Criminal damaging/endangering Someone damaged a fiberglas street light, value $1,000 at 3608 Carpenter's Green Lane, Jan. 5. Criminal mischief Someone broke front door glass, value $200, and a window glass pane, value $200, at Dare to Dance at 11256 Cornell Park Drive, Jan. 4. Grand theft (firearm/dangerous ordnance) A man said someone took a S&W 40 CZ-99, value $650 at 11119 Centennial Ave., Jan. 1.

Arrests/citations Randall A. Hall, 37, 7769 Trailwind Drive, domestic violence, Nov. 30. Juvenile, 16, inducing panic, Nov. 26. David Nathan Rahe, 28, 320 Hana Ave., lanes of travel, driving under influence of alcohol or drugs, Nov. 28. Juvenile, 13, assault-simple, Nov. 26.

Incidents/investigations Theft A man said someone took tools from a truck at 7390 Baywind Drive, Dec. 2. Vandalism/criminal damaging A blue street sign was found in the road at 10101 Montgomery Road, Dec. 1. Someone vandalized a soap dispenser, value $1; a toilet paper dispenser with toilet paper, value $1, and a wall mirror, value $1, at Montgomery Park at 10105 Montgomery Road, Dec. 2.

SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Debora Roth, 50, 5019 Cooper Road, operating vehicle impaired, Jan. 10.Shametris Maxwell, 33, 6615 Bantry Ave.,


5831 Belleview Ave.: Ohr, Nancy G. Tr. to Hertzel, Cynthia; $150,000. 4423 Boardwalk Court: Lutterbie, Ronald W. Jr. & Christy R. Tieche to Schultz, Craig S. & Nicolette J.; $304,000. 41 Carpenters Ridge: Pleatman, Ruth N. Tr. to Schellhas, Mary Ann; $248,800. 9846 Catalpa Woods Court: Chopra, Pankaj & Smita to Ban, Zhuo; $483,000. 11561 Grooms Road: P.R. Collins Investment LLC to Oceanpark LLC; $450,000. 4330 Villa Drive: Heffron, Doris A. to Weinberger, Jennifer L.; $54,000. 11000 Woodlands Way: Napierski, John J. & Kei to Do Facos, Hilary M. Sharpir & Zackary Wright; $653,940. 10300 Alliance Road: Duke Realty Ohio to Ohio National Life Insurance Co. The; $20,250,000. Cold Springs Lane: Fohlen, Stephen W. & Debra A. to Cranberry Financial LLC; $600,000. Cooper Road: Fohlen, Stephen W. & Debra A. to Cranberry Financial LLC; $600,000. 3460 Cooper Road: Abbott, Thomas L. to Cooper, Johnathan; $127,500. Cooper Springs Lane: Fohlen, Stephen W. & Debra A. to Cranberry Financial LLC; $600,000. 5372 Hickory Trail Lane: Hicks, Jeremy M. to Voegtly, Susan Ritchie Tr.; $140,000. 9436 Hunters Creek Drive: Tipp, Michelle Lynn to Hurley, Candace G. & Patrick J.; $129,000. 9726 Sycamore Trace Court: Talley, Barry L. to Rice, James A. III & Donna M.; $277,300. 4530 Victor Ave.: Robertshaw, Katherine Kruse to Robertshaw, Molly; $141,000.


9750 Bunker Hill Lane: Dupree, Larry D. & Mary J. to James, Mikayla; $65,000. 10390 Buxton Lane: Harrier, Peggy Dues to Ford Homes Inc.; $235,000. 7944 Schoolhouse Lane: Jessen, Werner H. & Betty M. to Iikubo, Tomo; $225,000. Village Gate Lane: Great Traditions Homes Ltd. to Schumacher, Patricia R.; $616,102. Village Gate Lane: Vintage Club Associates Ltd. to Great Traditions Homes Lt; $138,000. 19 Vintage Walk: Bingaman, Brenda K. Tr. to Singla, Rajan-

ish & Aarti A.; $1,420,000. Candlewood Circle: Vintage Club Associates Ltd. to Great Traditions Homes Lt; $173,000. 11385 Grandstone Lane: Cheviot Savings Bank to Oh, Hiroshi & Gyokusen; $710,000. 11732 Laurelview Drive: Wermeling, William J. Tr. & Nancy E. Tr. to Weber, Daniel & Jennifer K.; $355,000. 9809 Tollgate Lane: Waltham Properties LLC to Gunning Investments LLC; $220,000. 9825 Tollgate Lane: Benz, Terry C. Tr. to Gunning Investments LLC; $205,000. 10907 Windhaven Court: Kuhnell, Matt & Holly L. to Kohn, Pamela M. Tr.; $305,000.

The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Blue Ash, Chief Chris Wallace, 745-8573 » Montgomery, Chief Don Simpson, 985-1600 » Sycamore Township, Lt. Tom Butler, 774-6351 or 683-3444 » Symmes Township, Lt. Tom Butler, 774-6351 or 683-3444 theft, Jan. 2. Kati Mullen, 24, 841 Carol Drive, theft, Jan. 11. Tiaira Grant, 21, 31 W. 13th St., theft, Dec. 31. Janise Hines, 30, 5960 Bryce Park Drive, theft, Jan. 4. Tyiesha Dandell, 23, 1018 Comply Road, theft, Jan. 4. Andrew Cartur, 34, 6919 U.S. 22, criminal trespassing, Jan. 3.

Incidents/investigations Assault Victim struck at 5353 Bayberry Drive, Jan. 13. Breaking and entering Businesses entered and prescription pad and medications of unknown value removed at 8280 Montgomery Road, Jan. 14. Tools valued at $4,000 removed at 3900 E Galbraith Road, Jan. 15. Copper removed from AC units valued at $1,000 at 8109 Reading Road, Jan. 3. Criminal damaging Vehicle scratched at 7501 School Road, Jan. 1. Vehicle damaged at 7875 Montgomery Road, Dec. 30. Deception to obtain a dangerous drug Reported at 4090 E Galbraith Road, Jan. 4. Forgery Victim reported at 7875 Montgomery Road, Jan. 3.

Identity fraud Victim reported at 3836 Mantell Ave., Jan. 31. Identity theft Victim reported at 8460 Pine Road, Jan. 9. Theft $600 passed in counterfeit bills at 7875 Montgomery Road, Jan. 13. Phone of unknown value removed at 5818 Charter Oak Drive, Jan. 13. Vehicle removed at 8407 St Clair Ave, Jan. 15. Check book and credit cards removed from vehicle at 9050 Montgomery Road, Jan. 14. Glasses valued at $480 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Jan. 10. Violation of protection order Victim reported at 8452 Wicklow Ave, Jan. 12. Eyeglasses frames valued at $900 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Jan. 6. Glasses valued at $400 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Jan. 7. Phone valued at $650 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Jan. 7. Attempt made at 7704 US 22, Dec. 30. Phone valued at $200 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Jan. 2. Hat valued at $100 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Jan.


6. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 8057 Montgomery Road, Jan. 3.

SYMMES TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Steven Kramer, 38, 1515 25th NW , domestic violence, Jan. 6. Madriano Saick, 43, 6917 Britton Ave., endandering children, Jan. 1. Timothy Reifenberger, 59, 9308 Green Hedge Lane, domestic violence, Dec. 31. Christopher Ornot, 30, 4010 Boomer Road, theft, Jan. 8. Melissa Cornell, 38, 4335 Hunt Road, theft, Jan. 3. Criminal damaging Reported at 790 Snider Road, Jan. 8. Reported at 11605 Lebanon Road, Jan. 4. Endangering children Reported at 11500 Montgomery Road, Jan. 1. Identity theft Victim reported at 10413 Willow Drive, Jan. 8. Theft ell phone valued at $400 removed at 9365 Fields Ertel, Dec. 28. Reported at 10187 Meadowknoll, Dec. 27. Merchandise valued at $225 removed at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, Jan. 8. $10 in gas removed at 12147 Montgomery Road, Jan. 9. Reported at 10096 Meadowknoll Drive, Jan. 9.


Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate.

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Rosella Marie Giesler, 69, of Blue Ash died Jan. 23. Survived by children Steven and Lori; granddaughters Avery and Ella; siblings Lawrence, David and Kenneth Grause; sister-in-law, Mary Sawchuck, Paul and Bernie Giesler and Margie Wilkerson. Preceded in death by husband, Charles Daniel. Services were Jan. 28 at Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home, Evendale. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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Mark and Jean Wikoff of Montgomery, OH are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Kimberly Wikoff to Robert (Chip) Thurman Burgess V, son of Robert T. Burgess IV of Cincinnati, OH and Kathy Chapman of Mt. Lookout, OH. Laura is a 2006 graduate of Miami University. Chip is a 2009 graduate of Ohio University. A Fall 2015 wedding is planned.

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11604 Chancery Lane: Shafor, Nicholas S. & Judith S. to McFarland, Jack & Sharon; $262,500. 1939 Chaucer Drive: Wilkes, Latrice to U.S. Bank NA; $18,000. 8100 Deer Path: Higdon, Lawrence & Donna to Kanagarajan, Karthikeyan & Jessie Karthik; $900,000. 6629 Fields Ertel Road: Miniard, David R. to Equity Trust Co. (Robert Kimble Ira); $65,000. 7225 Silver Crest Drive: Hart, Martin D. & Jamie to McKinney, David N.; $190,000. 12122 Stillwind Drive: Creek, Kathleen R. to Fleckenstein, Elizabeth An; $143,500. 12176 First Ave.: Adkins, Scott D. & Linda to Cokl, Cynthia A. & Dennis P. Abrams; $70,000. 3681 Glengary Ave.: Bogetto, Jeffrey A. & Stefanie C. to Schweppe, David J.; $157,500. 4103 Jud Drive: Willingham, Jonathan O. to Clayton, Joshua Michael; $98,000. 3948 Limerick Ave.: Jennings, John M. to Buken, Kenneth C. & Linda D.; $102,300. 7708 Montgomery Road: Kenwood Shoppes Center LLC to Fifth Third Bank; $2,395,000. Montgomery Road: Kenwood Shoppes Center LLC to Fifth Third Bank; $2,395,000. 8711 Plainfield Road: Lanman, Charles F. & Tracy E. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $92,000. 8825 Raiders Run Road: Cutter, Marian G. to Cutter, James D. & Maura G.; $241,240. 8911 Rossash Road: Johnston, Jerry L. to Samgam LLC; $550,000. 8664 Sturbridge Drive: Byers, Matthew D. & Tracey A. to Wachtel, Christopher R. & Kerri F.; $346,000.

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Brittney J. Morgan, 23, 4112 Florida Ave. Apartment 1, domestic violence (physical harm), Dec. 31. Richard L. Florence, 24, 4112 Florida Ave., domestic violence (threat), carrying concealed weapons, Dec. 31. Decarlo Danyea Caffie, 18, 10015 Daycrest Drive, petty theft, Dec. 31. Jalesa Rene Cobb, 24, 3916 E. Gatewood Lane Apartment 3, petty theft, Dec. 31. Timothy James Traft, 34, 1336 Manns Ave., theft, Jan. 5. Darlene Loretta Jean Naydenov, 29, 1336 Manns Ave., theft, Jan. 5. Jamie L. Sizemore, 23, 1951 Gettysburg Ave., possessing drug abuse instruments, Jan. 3. Bernard Vinod Martis, 35, 8 E. Lake Shore Drive Apartment 13, operating vehicle impaired (under the influence of alcohol/drugs), Jan. 1.

Menacing by stalking At 9471 West Ave., Jan. 4. Someone took an industrial drill, value $300, and a work site heater, value $200, from Deyhle Electric at 11363 Williamson Road, Jan. 4. someone took a Dealt drill and drill set with bag, value $175, and a Dewalt Sawsall, value $200 at 11335 Reed Hartman Highway apartment 100, Jan. 4.

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Students needed for Munich exchange The Munich Cincinnati Sister Cities organization is seeking participants for its 18th annual student exchange. This year’s exchange is able to offer participation assistance to qualifying students who attend high school in Cincinnati through a generous grant from the William Mallory International Student Exchange

Fund. The Sister Cities’ Student Exchange with Munich pairs a student from Munich with a student from Cincinnati aged 15 to 18. The student from Munich stays with his/ her partner in the spring for two weeks and then the Cincinnati student stays with his partner’s family that summer. Students spend their



Dachau. Last year’s participants came from Mariemont, Lakota, Covington Latin, and Elder high schools. They describe their experience as among the best times of their life and something they wish everyone would be brave enough to do. The exchange is open to all students the Great-

er Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. Students from any Cincinnati area high school, public or private, are invited to apply for both the exchange and the scholarships offered through the Mallory Exchange Fund. Students from Munich will visit Cincinnati this year during the weeks of April 12 to April 27. Stu-

dents from Cincinnati will visit Munich June 15 to July 1. Students do not need to speak German in order to participate in the exchange, they just have to want to learn more about themselves and the world. More information about the exchange and applications are available at

Justice French speaks to Blue Ash Montgomery Rotary

Tri-Health acquires Pulmonary Consultants TriHealth announced it has bought all five physicians and 13 employees of Pulmonary Consultants Inc., a pulmonary group practice for adults. The practice will now be known as TriHealth Pulmonary Medicine. The group will continue see patients at their primary location in Montgomery (10496 Montgomery Road) with satellite locations in Anderson Township, Bethesda Arrow Springs, Bethesda Butler and Bethesda North sleep centers. “Partnering with TriHealth means our patients will have access to the entire TriHealth system,” said Dr. Joseph E. Thorpe, founding member of Pulmonary Consultants Inc. “We are pleased to be the latest medical specialty physician practice to join TriHealth, as the organization seeks to better coordinate care between hos-

time sight-seeing, visiting their partner’s school, and building both friendships and understanding of a one another’s culture. Last year’ trip to Munich included among other events tours of the city, a weekend at a youth camp in the Bavarian Alps, a visit to a salt mine and the Koenigsee, as well as the Holocaust Memorial at



pital based specialists.” Physicians in the practice include: Dr. Craig A. EisenThorpe trout, Dr. Michael J. Halvonik, Dr. Junaid S.A. Malik, Dr. Mohammad A. Sheatt and Dr. Joseph E. Thorpe.

At its weekly meeting Oct. 29, the Rotary Club of Blue Ash/Montgomery Rotary Club hosted Ohio State Supreme Court Justice Judy French. French was appointed by Gov. John Kasich Dec. 20 and became the 155th justice of the Ohio Supreme Court Jan. 1. Prior to her appointment, French served at the Tenth District Court of Appeals, which hears appeals from Franklin County courts and state administrative agencies. She was elected to the appellate court in November 2004 and served until her appointment. “We were honored that Justice French took the time out of her schedule to speak to our club. Justice French walked us through a day in the life of an Ohio Supreme

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith French and Blue Ash Montgomery Rotary President Dave Hershberger. THANKS TO WAYNE DAVIS

Court Justice and took several questions from our members,” Rotary President Dave Hershberger said.

The Rotary Club of Blue Ash/Montgomery meets every Tuesday at noon at the Crown Plaza in Blue Ash off of Inter-

state 71 and is heavily involved in many serviceoriented and charitable causes in our community.


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