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Knowledge is strength

Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah and Jewish Family Service jointly presented an interactive program, “Women’s Education Day: Exploring the Strengths of Our Generations.” The theme of the day was “Generations:” how different generational groups identify themselves and share a history and culture, as well as lifecycle transitions leading to different needs and lifestyle changes. SEE LIFE, B1


Baseball game will dedicate park Complex named for former trustee, state rep, senator

By Amanda Hopkins

Robert L. Schuler Sports Complex in Sycamore Township will officially open for use this spring. Moeller High School will kick off the spring sports season with a preseason baseball game scheduled for March 20 at the complex at 11532 Deerfield Road. Sycamore Township parks and recreation director Mike McKeown said plans are in the works for an opening ceremony before the start of the game. Besides Moeller High School, University of Cincinnati Clermont, the Cincinnati Flames, the Cincinnati Mustangs, Roy Hobbs wooden bat league, the Cincinnati Sharks, and several other select teams and organizations will use the fields for games. The soccer fields will not be open until the fall season so the grounds crew can get in another seeding during the spring and summer months. Moeller will play part of its home soccer schedule at the fields and Mount Notre Dame will play their entire home schedule at Schuler Complex. Cincinnati United Cup, the North Sycamore Civic Association, the Sycamore Deer Park soccer league, and other


When the snow eventually melts, several teams will be playing at the Robert Schuler Athletic Complex. The first game is scheduled for March 20. select teams will also use the soccer fields. McKeown said the township will not charge admission to games but individual teams could charge for their games.

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How to play

To reserve a field at the Robert L. Schuler Sports Complex at 11532 Deerfield Road in Sycamore Township for a game or practice, contact Mike McKeown at 792-7270.

Robert L. Schuler Sports Complex was named after the Republican state senator who also served as an Ohio state representative from 1993 to 2000, as Sycamore Township trustee from 1988 to 1992 and on Deer Park City Council from 1978 to 1985. Schuler served as the state senator for Ohio’s 7th district until his death in June 2009 after a long battle with cancer.

Symmes moving yard waste dropoff site By Amanda Hopkins

When to go

L.A. Supply is now the sole location for yard waste collection for Symmes Township. The township has stopped yard waste collection at the administration building after entering into a contract with L.A. Supply at 10776 Loveland Madeira Road. The township has been collecting yard waste for 15 years. Symmes Township administrator Gerald Beckman said the contract is for one year and the township will spend about the same amount of money using L.A. Supply as the dropoff site.

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McKeown said regular township park rules apply at the sports complex. To reserve a field for a game or practice, contact Mike McKeown at 792-7270.

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Symmes Township residents can drop off their yard waste at L.A. Supply from March 1 through October during the company’s regular business hours, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Yard waste can be dropped off loose or in approved paper yard waste bags. Proof of residency is required. “We estimate a break even, but it is easier on the (township) employees,” Beckman said. Employees may work longer hours and are paid overtime on yard waste dropoff days at the township building.

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Beckman said he and Bill Pitman, Symmes Township director of public works, have been talking about moving the township dropoff site for a while. Residents can drop off their yard waste at L.A. Supply from March through October during the company’s regular business hours, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Yard waste can be dropped off loose or in approved paper yard waste bags. Proof of residency is required. For questions or more information, contact township administration at 683-6644.


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Fire department applying for grant By Amanda Hopkins

Emergency vehicles will have an easier time navigating intersections after 50 traffic signals in Symmes Township and the city of Loveland are equipped with a GPS system. Loveland Symmes fire chief Otto Huber said the GPS systems would be installed both in the emergency vehicles and at the traffic lights to help the



vehicles get through intersections safely. The GPS systems can detect which direction the Huber trucks and ambulances are heading and can change the traffic signals accordingly. Huber said these systems are much safer than the sound detection systems


which use sound waves to detect the emergency vehicles. “The GPS is the most reliable,” Huber said. The system will cost between $250,000 to $300,000. Huber has partnered with the Sycamore Township Fire Department for a grant that would cover 90 percent of the cost of the systems, which would be installed only in the lights and in the fire trucks and


ambulances. The system will also be installed in the trucks for Sycamore Township’s north fire station’s trucks. The remainder of the cost of the systems would be split between the city of Loveland and Symmes Township. After the systems are installed, police cars and salt trucks can add the system to their vehicle. Huber said those have systems have to be bought separate from the grant money. Huber won’t know about the grant status until January or February of 2011.


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The Montgomery Arts Commission will sponsor an exhibit and award reception for its 23rd annual photo competition Sunday, March 14. The reception will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Universalist Church at the southwest corner of Montgomery and Remington roads. Celebrated photographer and novelist Corson Hirschfeld will judge qualifying entries and up to 20



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The Symmes Township Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, for the purpose of discussing the

f your mom lives by herself, it’s only natural to worry about her during the course of your day. After all, you remember a time when she was constantly on the go. Nowadays, she stays home more and more. You find yourself constantly wondering: Is she lonely? Is she safe? Is she happy? Help quiet your worries by looking into senior living at Amber Park. Many seniors are energized with a whole new zest for life as they socialize with people their own age, people they can relate to. She’ll be too busy rediscovering some of the things she loves to do like exploring the Cincinnati Museum Center, shopping at Kenwood Towne Center or taking in a Broadway play in Cincinnati’s Theater District. And you’ll feel good, too, knowing that your mom is safe and happy. See for yourself why seniors living at Amber Park experience an invigorating sense of independence, freedom and optimism.

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The Cash Basis Annual Financial Report of Symmes Township for the year ending Dec. 31, 2009, is complete and available for public inspection at the township administration building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. A copy of the report can be provided upon request. Any questions call 683-6644.

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cash prizes of $100 each will be awarded. Deadline for the competition, which is open to students and adults, is Friday, March 5. A maximum of three entries per photographer will be accepted and a fee – $5 for students and $10 for adults – is required for each entry. Entry forms can be obtained by visiting the city’s Web site at, city hall and local photo labs and framing galleries.

At the December 2009 meeting while reviewing a renewal of the township health care coverage benefit, Sycamore Township Board of Trustees President Tom Weidman questioned why elective abortions were included as a health care coverage benefit. The insurance provider, Medical Mutual, informed the township that they could not remove abortion coverage from the plan. The trustees decided to seek alternative providers for health care coverage. Following completion of the procurement process pursuant to state law, the township contracted with Anthem for health insurance benefits for 2010 after Anthem agreed to provide health care coverage without coverage for elective abortions. By doing so, the township also negotiated better rates and projects an annual savings of $200,000 for 2010. “I believe, and my fellow trustees concur, that it is morally wrong for taxpayer dollars to be used for funding abortions. This board acted to end this senseless policy and we encourage our peers throughout the state to do the same,” Weidman said.

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the hospital. Through March 15, a portion of every Cincinnati Flower Show ticket sold online through the Cincinnati Flower Show Web site will be donated to the Division of Asthma Research.

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Center. Kindervelt is in the middle of a four-year commitment to raise funds for the Division of Asthma Research. The non-profit Cincinnati Horticultural Society is the producer of the internationally heralded Cincinnati Flower Show, celebrating its 21th anniversary this year, April 17-25, at Symmes Township Park. The theme of this year’s show is “Fantasy, Formal, Friendly.” An impressive array of landscape gardens, floral tablescapes and designs, national, international and local lecturers and experts, environmental exhibits and more will be featured. Tickets to the 2010 Cincinnati Flower Show can be purchased at cincyflower Online advance ticket prices are also discounted off gate prices. For more information, please visit or contact Kristy Conlin, publicity manager, at 872-9555.

No parking on McCauly By Amanda Hopkins

Residents and drivers in Sycamore Township will soon see “no parking” signs on McCauly Road. The board of trustees approved legislation to restrict parking on both sides of McCauly Road from the Fields Ertel Road intersection to 300 feet south on McCauly. Road superintendent Tracy Kellums said the parked cars are an obstruction especially because McCauly is used as a cutthrough street to get to Fields Ertel Road. “It’s for the safety of the people who live in the neighborhood,” Kellums said of restricting parking. No date was set for when the signs would be installed on the road.



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WGRR hosting yard sale in Sycamore By Amanda Hopkins

Bechtold Park in Sycamore Township will be the host site for the annual WGRR 103.5 yard sale. Sycamore Township parks and recreation director Mike McKeown said the local radio station was looking to move its yard sale into the community. The township and WGRR have worked together in the last year for the Sycamore Township festival and for other events in the township. The yard sale is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 10. McKeown said anyone who would like to participate and have a booth at the yard sale will be able to enter on the radio sta-


The Air National Guard 123rd Air Control Squadron came to Evendale Elementary Feb. 2 to present the school with a new American flag. Fifth-grader Ben Layman, center, receives instructions on how to properly fold a flag from Master Sgt. Del Hodge.

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Master Sgt. Del Hodge, Staff Sgt. Corwin Underwood and Airman 1st Class Tom Lawson of the Air National Guard 123rd Air Control Squadron came to Evendale Elementary Feb. 2 to present the school with a new American flag. Eight of the school’s intermediate students were able to experience the proper way to hang a flag, salute a flag and fold a flag.


Students and the squadron give a proper salute after the flag was raised.


Scouts ready to lend a hand By Rob Dowdy

Local Boy Scouts in the Indian Hill, Kenwood and Camp Dennison areas are available to help during emergency situations. The scouts in the area recently formed a Scout Emergency Response Team (SERT) to assist those in need of help during emergency and disaster situations. The team was formed by resident and Troop 243 scoutmaster Dave Turner, who says there hasn’t been an overwhelming need for scouts to help local residents in recent months. However, he said the team

remains in place in case it is needed. Tu r n e r said about five residents have signed up for Turner the service, and scouts called them during the recent rash of winter storms. He said many of the residents thanked them for the call, but suggested they would only need assistance during lengthy power outages. “They’re OK as long as the power doesn’t go out,” Turner said. There are about eight scouts that make up the

Get registered To learn more about the Scout Emergency Response Team, or to register with the group, contact Dave Turner at 314-6027. Scout Emergency Response Team, but dozens more could be called if there’s a need for more help. Turner said he hopes more residents make use of the service, though the team will be ready to help whoever needs them. “I’m sure there are other people out there who need us but may not be aware of us,” Turner said.

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Students, along with principal Jemel Weathers (far right), assist in the raising of the new flag.

The Air National Guard 123rd Air Control Squadron came to Evendale Elementary Feb. 2 to present the school with a new American flag. Here, after the new flag was raised, are from left: front row, Dustin Medina, C. Poehner, Shy Anne Fierro, Ben Layman and Angel Nguyen; back row, Airman 1st Class Tom Lawson, Olivia Lohmeier, principal Jemel Weathers, Amur Shannon, Kalaen Lawson and Staff Sgt. Corwin Underwood.


tion’s Web site. They will select 50 to 100 people to set up booths at the yard sale. Each booth McKeown will cost $25. All money goes to charity. McKeown said that any money made by booth participants during the yard sale they will be able to keep. Anyone interested in participating can sign up at in the next few weeks. Participants will be selected by the radio station. For information, contact the township administration at 791-8447.

Medical Mission Team returns from Haiti Matthew 25: Ministries’ medical mission team recently returned from Haiti. The 12 member team, led by vice president and disaster relief coordinator Tim Mettey, included several staff members from M25M as well as a team of medical professionals assembled from hospitals and healthcare agencies throughout Greater Cincinnati and the United States. “The situation is worse than you can imagine,” Mettey said. “Pictures and video can’t show the true devastation. The people of Haiti were already in need of help, the earthquake just makes their need for help that much more dire.” The ministry’s medical mission team headquartered just outside Port au Prince. Each day, the team set up clinics in predetermined locations, treating the smallest victims of disaster first and then opening the clinic up to the general population. The team also traveled to tent cities and refugee camps outside Port au Prince, assisting those who had fled the devastation inside the city. “The lack of sanitation

and hygiene will cause wide spread disease in epidemic proportions,” continued Mettey. “People are fleeing the city, which still has bodies buried under enormous mounds of rubble and setting up tent cities wherever they can. Some tent cities have been built around streams, clogging them with garbage where children are playing and bathing.” Mettey emphasized that Matthew 25: Ministries is committed to Haiti for the long term. “In the US, Haiti is no longer front page news, but for the people who live there, each day is a struggle for survival – they lack food, medical care, sanitary products ...everything. The most important thing we brought to the people of Haiti was hope – that there are still people who are thinking of them and working to ease their conditions. We saw more than 1,000 people in eight days. Everyone we spoke to said ‘please tell them thank you and not to forget about us.’” For additional information about Matthew 25: Ministries’ relief efforts, contact 793-6256 or visit


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Ursuline artists recognized in 2010 Scholastic Art Awards

Seventeen pieces of art from Ursuline Academy earned recognition in the 2010 Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Regional Scholastic Art Awards competition. More than 7,000 works of art were entered in the competition this year, submitted from 28 counties throughout Southwest Ohio, Southeast Indiana and Northern Kentucky. Winners from Ursuline are: Honorable mention: Chelsea Cleary of Amelia, mixed media, “Junk Gypsy” and “Rhett, Moe & Ranger;” Emily Sullivan of Mount Washington, drawing, “El Torro;” Monica Melink of Indian Hill, printmaking, “Playful Smile;” Christine Phan of West Chester Township, design, “Paint Horse;” Kara Strasser of Montgomery, ceramics/glass, “Braided Rim Coil Pot.” Silver Key: Madi Kennard of

Loveland, mixed media, “Flower Study;” Monica Melink of Indian Hill, printmaking, “Hidden Tears;” Diana Wiebe of Symmes Township, photography, “Filtered Light;” Megan Wandtke of Mason, sculpture, “High Heel Heaven;” Sheridan Seitz of West Chester, sculpture, “Stardust.” Gold Key: Sarah Volpenhein of Fairfield, printmaking, “Mom with Bricks;” Virginia Dickens of Montgomery, drawing, “Self-portrait;” Mary Kate Strang of Loveland, photography, “Farm at Sunset;” Nicole Volpenhein of Fairfield, Design, “Indian Madonna;” Steffi Homan of Kenwood, painting, “Lizzy.” The highest level of achievement on the regional level is the Gold Key Award. Gold Key works are forwarded to New York City for national adjudication. The students earning Gold


The Ursuline Academy students who were recognized in the recent Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Regional Scholastic Art Awards competition are, from left: seated, Megan Wandtke, Christine Phan, Madi Kennard, Nicole Volpenhein, Diana Wiebe and Virginia Dickens; standing, Sheridan Seitz, Kara Strasser, Mary Kate Strang, Sarah Volpenhein, Chelsea Cleary, Monica Melink, Emily Sullivan and Steffi Homan. Keys are recognized along with their teachers at regional ceremonies; those winning national

awards are celebrated at a ceremony at Carnegie Hall. Ursuline student artists are

taught by teachers Jeanine Boutiere, Amy Burton, Helen Rindsberg and Patrice Trauth.

HONOR ROLLS Sycamore Junior High School The following students have earned honors for the second quarter of 2009-2010.



Pride in Excellence

Sycamore Junior High’s Pride in Excellence winners for January are, from left: First row, Miguel Dalisay, Zach Swadner, Victor Kurz, Travis Dearinger, Noah Wagers, Paola Reyes, Jack Yang and Benjamin Gunn; second row, Emily Orabella, Natalia Garcia, Kelly Borman, Daniel Katz, Ronnie Williams, Hannah Potter, Jacqueline Regruth and Dallas Stokes; third row, Omar Khan, Jerry Arentz, Oluwafisayo Oginni, Matthew Skiba, Sebastiaan Bleesing, James Keefe, Katie Touvelle, Ally Rolfes, Natalie Michael, Alex Stephanishchev, Ellie Clark, Nakul Narendran, Aaron Brown and Dasha Revina. Not pictured, Dylan Brown, Michelle Johnson.

Sycamore accepting award nominations Sycamore Community Schools is now accepting nominations for the Hamilton County Educational Service Center Celebrate Excellence Educator Award, an award developed to recognize and honor educators within the public schools of Hamilton County. One educator from Sycamore Community Schools will be selected and honored for his or her contributions through the Celebrate Excellence initiative and will be recognized by school, business and civic leaders throughout the city at a breakfast May 28. Teachers, students, parents and community members are invited to nominate a Sycamore educator for the prestigious award which recognizes educators who hold a certified license including teachers, nurses, psychologists, counselors, speech therapists and

administrators. Characteristics of an excellent educator might include, but are not limited to: a high commitment toward student achievement, making a positive difference, continually improving personally and professionally, or leadership skills that are motivational and creative. Last year, Maggi Fridman, a math teacher at E.H. Greene Intermediate School, received the award for creating a fun and challenging environment and her devotion to understanding the learning needs of each of her students. In 2008, Dana Darbyshire, a social studies teacher at Sycamore Junior High School, was honored with the award for her hands-on learning style. In 2007, Maple Dale Elementary School second-grade teacher

Amy Johnson was honored with the award for empowering students to learn in a more efficient way and for instilling confidence in students. Nomination forms, which will be accepted through March 17, are available at www.sycamore, under “district forms.” Nomination forms can also be obtained by visiting the Sycamore Board of Education offices at 4881 Cooper Road. Completed nomination forms should be sent to: Celebrate Excellence, Attn: Erika Daggett, 4881 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Nominations can also be e-mailed to daggette@sycamore with “Celebrate Excellence” in the subject line. For more information, call Sycamore Community Schools at 686-1706.


Karen Amster has received a master of education from Kent State University. She is from Symmes Township.

SCHOOL NOTES Students of the week

Sycamore Junior High’s students of the week for February are: Feb. 1: Lisa Schold, Ivan Medina. Feb. 8: Rachel Spohr, Gabe Schenker. Feb. 15: Ross Mather, Noah Severyn. Feb. 22: Taylor Gardner, Devyn Ray.

Bee champ


Sycamore Junior High eighth-grader Krittika Chatterjee recently won the school’s spelling bee. She will represent the school in further competitions later this school year.

3.4-3.599 GPA – Bradley Baird, Brooke Banner, Zejun (Eliene) Bao, Brian Beaudry, MacKenzie Bower, Shelby Breed, David (Isaiah) Brown, Kealy Buckley, Randall Buka, Alison Buzek, Anthony Byrd, Greg Cabot, Sarah Camardo, Ana Valeria Castillo Mollinedo, Jerrald Cobb, Samuel Cogen, Shelby Cowan, Adam Darwiche, Joelle Davidson, John Eifert, Mitchell Evans, Michelle Ewert, Jacob Fischer, Charles Fry, Benjamin Fryxell, Nathaniel Green, Zachary Groneman, Daniel Gushin, Jacqueline Healey, Katrina Hilvers, John (Jack) Hinzman, Bradley Huber, Morgan Imwalle, Aaron Ishida, Hidenori Ito, Katie Jaccod, Michael Jauch, Miles Johnson, James Jolley, Timothy Jones, Vladimir Jovic, Corey Kandil, Julie Kays, Christopher Kearns, Emily Kissela, Colin Knowles, Christopher Koffel, John Lautzenhiser, Lilly Lefton, Griffin Levy, Graham Livingston, Marie Locey, Nayan Mandan, Alexander Martinson, Alexander May, Madison May, Alana Miller, Alexander Miller, Sarah Pulliam, Claire Pustinger, Jessica Rabin, Amelia Rogers, Matthew Russell, Daniel Seibert, Daeun Seong, Aditi Sharma, Fiona Shaw, Nicholas Singstock, Katharine Sohlden, Alexandra Stacey, Daniella Star, E’Donovan Stewart, Hayley Sypniewski, Caitlin Tanis, Christian Tanis, Keiyonta Tyler, Brian Wise and Jin-Hyuc Yim. Principal’s Honor Roll – Stephanie Adamec, Soham Agarwal, Patrick Aguilar, Janelle Adrienne Aguilon, Macalister Auciello, Michael Bacha, Anna Bailes, Lynn Bakes, Sara Barrett, Matthew Benson, Caroline Berghoff, Paige Berling, Bridget Blood, Zoe Bochner, Jay Burgin, Eric Byers, Alexandre Cabello, Katie Caldwell, Hanna Chang, Evan Chu, Stephanie Cianciolo, Jacob Ciricillo, Jack Cohen, Sallie Cohen, Lucas Condeni, Madeline Conrad, Jenna Cooper, Mary Claire Cron, Yoseph Dalia, Madison Davies, Katherine Demarest, Mahima Devarajan, Samuel Dhiman, Ian Diersing, Thomas Domhoff, Rachel Dukart, Michael Edelson, Brian Evans, Nicolas Eymael, Tallin Forshey, Robert Freeman, William Gawin, Brendan Girten, Daniel Glauser, Ellie Goldman, Hannah Goldman, Eli Goldweber, Laura Gonzalez, Brian Goodman, Nikhil Grandhi, Kelsey Green, Madeline Haines, Amy Ham, Elliot Handkins, Rachel Handkins, Daniel Harmon, Kennedy Harris, Jamie Heiney, Erin Hirst, Emily Hoerlein, Anna Hoffmeister, Elizabeth Howell, Joshua Hunter, Nanki Hura, Pinar Inanli, Stephen Ioas, Justas Jodele, Charles Johnson, Madison Jordan, Abigail Kaluba, Yuri Karev, Grace Keeton, Pallavi Keole, Cade Kerry, Kelsey King, Bradley Kirkendall, Nathan Kolb, Sandhya Krishna, Sydney Larkin, Kayla Lawson, Angela Lee, Joonhyuk Lee, Mara Leyendecker, Manasphorn Linananda, Amy Liu, Hannah Locke, Christine Lu, Daniel Manion, Thomas Marshall, Nicholas May, Sarah May, Mitchell Mazzei, Kelly McDonald, Maci McFarlin, Wesley McKie, Rebecca Melvin, Jaclyn Mendelson, Melissa Mendelson, Mallika Miglani, Leah Miller, Michelle Muskal, Madison Nelis, Lindsey Neville, Samuel Niederhelman, Matthew Nurre, Joseph Perin, Hanna Peterson, Charles Poff, Jordan Pyle, Casey Rayburn, James Reece, Marybeth Reinhold, Bianca Rhodenbaugh, Jack Riehemann, Emma Rogge, Christine Rollins, Paul Salach, Priyanka Satpute, Jean-Luc Sautebin, Jonathan Seger, Nicholas Setser, Madeline Shaw, Ashley Shivers, Samantha Siler, Will Sloan, Alexandra Smith, Alexander Southward, Jonathan Stein, Nicole Streicher, Stephen Strickland, Jonathan Sussman, Nikita Thomas, Ryan Toomey, Mariana Troncoso, Joseph Vuotto, Chelsey Wade, Hailey Wagers, Amelia Wells, Garrett Whitfield, Rachel Willis, Alexis Wilsey, Alexander Winchell, Samantha Wolkoff, Tracy Wong and Matthew Zimerman.


3.4-3.599 GPA – Irfanuddin Aijaz, John Beech, Daniel Billmann, Molly Bird, Preetom Borah, Adam Brody, Kelly Bryce, Benjamin Casuto, Michael Celek, Elior Cohen, Evan Cohen, Sean Cone, Brooke Dennis, Kandace Dooley, Allen Duke, Sally Evans, Kerstin Franken, Emily Fry, Abigail Geverdt, Alexandria Graves, Michael Gray, Devin Gresky, Clayton Hamre, Si-On Han, Nicholas Henkel, Michael Herrington, Hayden Horner, Jacob Howell, Jacqueline Ibrahim, Joanna Ibrahim, Addison Ingle, Hailey Jardin, Nicole Kissela, Jacob LaFrance, Elizabeth Lenhart, Joseph Liu, Nicholas Lo, Molly Loftspring, Josephine Lupariello, Adrian McClure, Jacob Meyers, Janie Miller, Katie Monaghan, Emily Moore, Kristen Myers, Emily Norman, Danielle Ondreka, Jonathan Ota, Nelson Pang, Chloe Pavlech, Emily Peltz, James Perryman, Noelle Plageman, Madeline Pope, Brett Rankey, Ryan Rasulis, Jordan Reed, Marissa Rodriguez, Emma Rosen, Scott Schloss, Zachary Semones, Michael Sevrence, Theodore Simon, Victoria Smith, Delarisco Sumler, Lindsey Swadner, Tyler Tepe, Dominick Troendle, Natalie Tyler, Noah Velleca, Robert Weber, Johanna Wegner, Rebecca Wolfe, Benjamin Wulker and Emory Zimmer. Principal’s Honor Roll – Nicholas Alston, Hayley Baas, Miranda Baldwin, Bradi Banner, Erik Bao, Avni Bapat, Kristina Bartlett, Rachel Bauder, Daniel Bayliss, Henry Belfeld, Michael Bemmes, Thomas Biegger, Elizabeth Bitzer, Joshua Blau, Annie Blood, Jennifer Boughton, Joanna Boutilier, Kelsey Boyd, Alex Branscome, Mathew Brody, Katherine Brown, Mikhail Bryan, Jessica Buchberger, Jordan Bultman, Devon Burris, Pauline Cappel, Lina Cardenas, Melissa Carroll, Samuel Casuto, Katrina Centner, Nicolle Charriez, Jimmy Chau, Katrina Chiang, Vincent Chiang, Cory Chisholm, Rishi Choubey, Patricia Chu, Megan Coddington, Brendan Corcoran, Kelsey Craig, Maulik Desai, Caroline Dewey, S.M. Dipali, Benjamin Dobler, Nicholas Dougherty, Kathryn Duff, Jennifer Eaton, Carly Edelheit, Emily Edelman, John (Jack) Egan, Rachel Eklund, Sara Estes, Tasneem Ezzy, Margaret Ferguson, Sarah Finer, Marissa Finlay, Jane Finocharo, Hannah Fitch, Amanda Frey, Christina Gao, Jessie Geer, Andrew Gelwicks, Peter Giannetti, Sarah Goldschneider , Karen Goldstein, Nicolas Golubitsky, Taryn Grunes, Megan Gundler, Aaron Gushin, Lauren Hancher, Charlotte Harris, Jack Henning, Lillian Henry, Alexander Hershey, Victor Hu, Dionna Hudson, Andrew Hugenberg, Carla Ibarra, Molly Inman, David Jacobie, Kwang Hyun Jin, Ellen Jordan, Tial Tin Kai, Jireh Kang, Seiichiro Kato, Joseph Kautz, Benjamin Keel, Celia Keim, Stephanie Kessel, Lauren Kirgis, Alex Kirschner, Alexander Knorr, Megan Kolthoff, Moriah Krawec, Shawn Krishnan, Samantha Kruger, Vibhor Kumar, Joshua Lee, Ming-En Lee, Nicholas Lennon, Kendrick Li, Mishi Liang, Meghan Linz, Mary Lynch, Katherine MacLachlan, Elizabeth Martin, Jaimie Maxwell, Anitra McFarland, Patricia McLaughlin, Kathleen Mehl, Amar Mehta, Artur Meller, Dominic Miller, Richard Miller, Riley Miller, Sanaulla Mohammed, Elizabeth Moore, Kirsten Mosko, Lauren Motley, Mary Mullinger, Christine Mulvaney, Thomas Norris, Emelia Oh, Sheila Palic , Amanda Pescovitz, Subira Popenoe, Henry Reid, Kevin Retta, Abigail Ripberger, Jennifer Rissover, Thompson Rivera, Erika Rodriguez, Allison Rogers, Stephanie Rosner, Jordan Rothchild, Eric Rubeo, Scott Rubeo, Kadie Ruff, Serina Saleh, Jennifer Scheer, Jessica Schoen, Nick Schraffenberger, Kyle Sess, Miriam Skapik, Anastasia Smith, Margaret Smith, Olivia Smith, Shelby Smith, Erin Soller, Jacob Sorger, Ariana Speridakos, Alec Stamper, Rebecca Steinberg, Megan Stoy, Patrick Stucker, Yubo Sun, Michelle Suntay, Bradley Sweeney, Cassidy Thomas, Christine Touvelle, Rukhshona Tulabaeva, Anirudha Vaddadi, Brittany VanWagenen, Erin Wahler, Ellen Wang, Natasha Warikoo, Sarah Wasniewski, Katherine Webster, Ryan Welch, Sara Wesselkamper, Caleb WhitcombDixon, James Williams, Shirley Wong, Deborah Wu and Zicheng Zhao.

Schools The following students have earned honors for the second quarter of 2009-2010.


First honors – Grady Beerck, Brett Carlin, Quinn Collison, Zachary Hoffman, Christopher Kessling, Eric Kraemer, John Lynch, Anthony Pisciotta, Derek Schappacher and Eric Scott. Second honors – Kenton Asbrock, Alexander Burgdorf, Justin Casey, John Collins, Garrett DeVore, Grant Garbacik, Richard Hartman, J. Mitchell Hoelker, Charles Johnson, Nicholas Maertz, Patrick McAlpine, Nicholas Meece, Keith Rucker and Michael Stevenson.


First honors – Jacob Alexander, Jonathan Ashbrock, Michael Bender, Lucas Bruggeman, Brian Burkhart, Stephen Hackman, Mark Havens, Connor Lotz, Bryan Martin, Ian O’Leary, Jackson Phipps, Lincoln Reed, Michael Rieger, Trevor Schnedl, Daniel Schneider, Nicholas Stofko and Joseph Walsh. Second honors – Carey Asbrock, Kevin Blum, Benjamin Fraley, Nathan Green, Devin Gresky, Matthew Honerlaw, Eric Radke and Timothy Valentine.


First honors – Kyle Basile, Stephen Diciero, Dominic Geraci, Kevin Holtel, Leo Kessler, Andrew Long, William Naber, Bradley Reinert,

Samuel Ruschman, Jacob Schlueter and Matthew Woebkenberg. Second honors – Michael Abeln, Joseph Bracken, Samuel Fraley, John Hammann, Ryan Logan, Jason Sander, William Strachan, Michael Uckotter, Robert Whitacre and Luke Wilken.


First honors – Elliot Ebel, Zachary Gehrlich and Andrew Hendrix. Second honors – John Abeln, Landen Hunter, Kevin Ma, Lucas McKaig, Joshua Morelock, Alex Naber, Douglas Nymberg, Zachary Radcliff, Donald Rein, David Schneider, Michael Stecz, Robert Sunderman and Kevin Thamann.

Ursuline Academy

The following students have earned honors for the first semester of 2009-2010.

First honors

Catherine Abele, Lauren Banfield, Carolyn Bender, Rebecca Brizzolara, Kelly Davidson, Virginia Dickens, Morgan Donovan, Magdalene Egan, Melissa Gottschlich, Tricia Hengehold, Nicole Hill, Julia Hom, Virginia Lacker, Rebecca Lang, Nicole McCoy, Brigid McCuen, Madeline Miller, Elizabeth Neyer, Megan Ollier, Murphy O’Neill, Trisha Reddy, Mary Roberts, Jennifer Robertson, Mary Robertson, Carolyn Ross, Abby Ruehlmann, Jacqueline Ruggiero, Annie Sabo, Emily Schlager, Alexandra Schroer, Kara Strasser, Julia Tasset and

Anna Ulliman.

Second honors

Kelsey Bergman, Alaina Bompiedi, Sara Carota, Julia Dalia, Jennavieve Goard, Anna Lapp, Laura MacMorland, Katherine McCuen, Jenna Naber, Grace Olscamp, Alyssa Paxson, Kristen Recker, Kelsey Redmond, Carly Rohs, Katherine Sabetta, Lauren Stacey, Elizabeth Tulisiak and Lauren Whang.

Freshman-Sophomore honors

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CCDS Academic Team advances to regionals

HONOR ROLLS Moeller High School

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Leah Anderson, Sydney Bell, Liz Bender, Bridget Blood, Lana Bonekemper, Kelsey Boyd, Margaret Boyer, Melissa Carroll, Julia Court, Maria Czerwonka, Shivani Desai, Clare Egan, Mary Ernst, Darcie Gorsuch, Lisa Green, Marlena Hansen, Jacqueline Healey, Elizabeth Hellmann, Jennifer Holbrook, Stephanie Homan, Erin Honebrink, Abby Jaspers, Katherine Kaes, Kelly Kaes, Grace Kallenberg, Erin Kochan, Kelly Kopchak, Stephanie Lang, Kelly Lutmer, Mary Lynch, Caitlin Mack, Kelly Maloney, Marissa Mitchell, Grace Myers, Meredith Myers, Brynne Naylor, Madison Nelis, Holly Nurre, Katherine Pawlukiewicz, Laura Pearson, Marisa Pike, Maya Prabhu, Renee Prows, Marisa Reddy, Christi Richter, Catherine Roberts, Katherine Robertson, Sydney Ruehlmann, Hallie Sansbury, Kathleen Smith, Claire Soupene, Michelle Suntay, Anne Tulisiak, Dusty Waltz and Emily Westerfield.

The Cincinnati Country Day School Academic Team recently competed in the annual tournament of the Cincinnati Academic League, winning preliminary matches against Wyoming High School and Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy. CCDS gained ground as each match went along and posted impressive streaks in the lightning round. The team of Will Portman (Terrace Park), Xanni Brown (Indian Hill), Sebastian Koochaki (Loveland), Allison Lazarus (Hyde Park) and Kevin Baxter (Loveland) were impressive, answering questions quickly on a broad range of topics, from literature to science. Scores for the preliminary rounds were CCDS 51, Wyoming 43 and CCDS 46, CHCA 31. In the final match, a three-way contest, the final score was CCDS 51, Indian


CCDS Academic team members include, first row from left, CCDS math teacher and coach Bob Plummer (Batavia), Micaela Mullee (Anderson Township) and Marzieh Mirzamani (Covedale); second row, Xanni Brown (Indian Hill), Sebastian Koochaki (Loveland), Cody Pomeranz (Indian Hill), Robert Park (Loveland) and Kevin Baxter (Loveland); third row, Jessup Smith (Williamsburg), Joey Fritz (Hyde Park), Will Portman (Terrace Park) and Kevin McSwiggen (Blue Ash). Not pictured, Meg Lazarus, Allison Lazarus, Holly Dayton, Mitchell Cruey. Hill 34, Summit 23. The CCDS win qualifies them for the Ohio State Regional Tournament on April 24. Last year’s team placed second in that tournament and qualified as one of the eight teams to compete in the state tournament in Columbus. While two strong players from last year’s

team graduated, this year’s team may be even stronger according to coaches CCDS Upper School Math teacher Robert Plummer (Batavia) and CCDS Upper School Modern Language Department chair, Dr. Jeanette Hecker (Milford). Both have high hopes of success as the team advances to the regionals.

Easter egg hunt

Children should bring a basket to hold all of their collected goodies. Cost is $4 per person. Children under a year old are admitted free. To register, contact Beth Barnett at 821-3044, ext. 142, or

SCHOOL NOTES Fashion show fundraiser

Sycamore High School students will host Fashion for the Cure at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, to benefit The Cure Starts Now Foundation, a

Cincinnati-based pediatric brain cancer research organization. The event will begin with Sycamore students and staff modeling student-designed garments and formal wear from local retailers. The event will also include a raffle

and auction for items, including: Vera Wang housewares, a BCBG scarf with glasses, Coach purses, an electric guitar signed by Peter Frampton, a Carson Palmer jersey, autographed sports memorabilia and a Double Tree Hotel getaway.

Tickets are: $10; $15 with an event T-shirt; and $50 that includes VIP seating, an autographed book and an event T-shirt. To order tickets, contact event organizer Val Schwartz at 703-5868.

Mount Notre Dame High School will host its ninth annual Easter egg hunt, featuring a continental breakfast and visit with the Easter Bunny, Saturday, March 20 at the school, 711 East Columbia Ave., Reading.

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Don and Mary Feldmann of Springfield Township enjoy the breakfast.





From left: Tara, Bob, Marissa, Rob and Mary Beth Lucian of Symmes Township with The Rev. Paul Kollman of South Bend, Ind., and formerly of Montgomery.

From left: Victoria Marie Forde, S.C., of Western Hills; Sister John Miriam Jones, former associate provost at Notre Dame, of Western Hills; Maureen Gearin of Sycamore Township; Dr. Bob Burger of Green Township; Mike Gearin of Sycamore Township; 2005 Exemplar Award Winner Sister Marie Irene Schneider, S.C. of Western Hills, and Sister Mary Dolores Schneider, S.C. of Western Hills.

Notre Dame Club holds annual breakfast Approximately 170 local graduates, current students, recently admitted high school seniors, and friends of the University of Notre Dame gathered at St. Xavier High School for the Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati’s annual Communion Breakfast. The Rev. Paul Kollman, a Cincinnati native who graduated from Moeller High School and now teaches theology at Notre Dame, traveled from South Bend to concelebrate the Mass with the Rev. Timothy Howe, president of St. Xavier High School. Chaired by Kevin McManus (ND ’99) of Hyde Park, the event included the


Courtney Weber of Mount Adams, Marilyn and Pat Weber of Western Hills, and Sandy Dillenburger of Maineville. presentation of the club’s 2010 Exemplar Award to Kathleen (Thompson) Sullivan, a former Cincinnati resident who has been on the staff of the Notre Dame

Alumni Association in South Bend since 1987. A breakfast buffet followed. The Exemplar Award was established as an annual club award in 2002 to


Three Notre Dame freshmen who graduated from Summit Country Day, from left: Joe Wernke of Reading, Chris Champlin of Reading and Brian Reynolds of Anderson Township, enjoy brunch with Summit senior Alex Priede of Anderson Township, who plans to attend Notre Dame in the fall.

promote and hold up as an example the ideals and achievements of Greater Cincinnati or University individuals who have provided exemplary, lifelong service to humanity through career or volunteer involvement. The award honors Sullivan for her exceptional contributions to Notre Dame graduates and friends around the world through her leadership of Notre Dame Alumni Association programs in the areas of continuing education and spirituality/service since 1987. As director of alumni continuing education from 1987-2005 and senior director of spirituality and service from 2006-present, Sullivan’s innovative thinking, strategic vision and boundless energy have led to successful long-running programs such as the Hesburgh Lecture Series, the Notre Dame Excellence in Teaching Conference and the Internet prayer initiative, which have all played a role in helping strengthen the lifelong connection of thousands of graduates with Notre Dame’s core values of faith, learning and service. Sullivan grew up in Price Hill and graduated from both St. William Catholic School and Seton High School. She earned a degree in English and secondary education summa cum laude in 1978 from The College of Mount Saint Joseph, and taught at Summit Country Day for two years before starting graduate school at Notre Dame, where she earned an master’s degree and PhD in English. She and her husband, Mike, live in South Bend, Ind., with their daughter, Christina. In addition to event chair Kevin McManus, others assisting with the event included Brian Bussing, Mindy Dannemiller, Paul Dillenburger, club president Mike Gearin, Jack Hart, Shannon Hart, Katie Hieatt,


From left: 2010 Exemplar Award recipient Kathleen Sullivan formerly of Price Hill, with Paul Dillenburger, of Maineville, of the NDAA National Board of Directors.


From left: Greg Lim of Western Hills, John and Phyllis Overmann of Montgomery, and Chris Mooney of Colerain Township.


From left: Tim and Gail Hankins of Springfield Township, Steve Hieatt of Loveland and Mark Boyle of Amberley Village. Amy Hiltz, Kathleen Hiltz, Blair Mancini, Andrew McElhinney, Bob McQuiston, Laura Rupp, club vice president Courtney Schuster, Caroline White and Marc Wolnitzek. The Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati is an active local organization serving the more than 1,700 graduates, students and friends of the University of Notre Dame in the Tristate area. In addition to providing

over $90,000 in scholarship support each year to local students attending Notre Dame, the club also sponsors over fifty events or programs annually, including opportunities for community service, continuing education, and Catholic/Christian spirituality. Membership and club events are open to friends of Notre Dame, whether or not they attended the school. For more information, visit



Club president Mike Gearin of Sycamore Township (left) and Paul Dillenburger of Maineville (right) greet Frank Barlag, principal of Prince the Peace grade school in Madisonville – the ND Club’s CISE partner school – and his wife, Sandy, of Anderson Township.


Jack Hart of Colerain Township, Molly and John Planalp of Wyoming, and Kathleen Hart of Colerain Township.


The following information describes who advances in the various tournaments.


The following wrestlers placed at the Division III State Wrestling Championships, which were held at the Jerome Schottenstein Center at Ohio State University in Columbus March 4-6.

Division I

Moeller: Stephen Myers (112), 3; Pierce Harger (152), 3; Drew Hammer (130), 5; Jake Corrill (125), 7.

Swimming/diving Division I

• Sycamore senior Alex Norris finished fifth in the Division I 200-yard medley with a time of 29.49. She finished eighth in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 57.97. On the boys’ side, junior Manuel Gutierrez finished eighth in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 27.63. Sophomore Thomas Norris finished 11th in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:43.32. The boys 200-yard relay finished 15th with a time of 1:29.34. That relay included Steven Winkler, Gutierrez, Ben Keefe and Chris Culin. • Moeller finished No. 14 at the state meet. The Crusaders were led by Kevin Schwab, who was 14th in the 50 yard freestyle, Christian Josephson, who was 11th in the 100-yard butterfly, the 200-yard freestyle relay, which finished No. 11. The 400-yard freestyle relay team of Schwab, Harry Hamiter, Patrick Foos and Logan Hammerstein finished seventh at state with a time of 3:12.33.

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• Indian Hill sophomore Mack Rice finished as the runner-up in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:53.75 and finished sixth in the 100 butterfly with a time of 51.18. Hannah Vester finished sixth in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:06.06 and seventh in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:55.13. Elizabeth Heinbach was eighth in the 200yard individual medley with a time of 2:11.32. Diver Connor Von Korff finished seventh with a score of 305.25 and Anna Shuler finished 16th with a score of 230.05.

Boys’ basketball

• No. 3 Moeller (14-3) advances to play the winner of Centerville and Trotwood in the district final at UD Arena March 13.

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Moeller wrestlers earn 4 state medals

By Adam Turer

The Moeller Crusaders wrestling program wrapped up a very successful season with a sixth-place finish at the state championship meet in Columbus. After a rough night in the state semifinals on Friday, March 5, the Crusaders bounced back with victories on Saturday, March 6. Four Moeller wrestlers medaled by finishing in the top eight in their respective weight class at the state meet. Moeller wrestlers finished the season strong, posting a 6-1 record on Saturday, the meet’s final day. “This is such a tough tournament and anytime you can get guys to medal, it’s good,” Moeller head coach Jeff Gaier said. Freshman Stephen Myers placed third at 112 pounds; senior Drew Hammer placed fifth at 130 pounds; senior Jake Corrill placed seventh at 125 pounds; and senior Pierce Harger placed third at 152 pounds. Junior Brian MacVeigh competed at 119 pounds and junior Brendan Walsh competed at 103 pounds. Harger, Myers, and Hammer all lost narrow decisions in their semifinal matches on Friday. Harger

lost in overtime, Myers was edged out 4-3, and Hammer lost to the defending state champion in the semis. “We had a tough day of semifinals on Friday night,” said Gaier. “Everyone bounced back and won their last match on Saturday, which I think says a lot about our guys.” Gaier brought the rest of the Crusaders varsity squad up to Columbus to watch their teammates compete. He hopes that the experience of seeing the best wrestlers in the state compete will help his younger wrestlers know what to expect next year. “I think it’s important to get our young guys up there to watch,” Gaier said. Finishing third in the state as a freshman was a big accomplishment for Myers, who also lost to the defending state champion in his semifinal match. “He was a shade away from winning it all, which is quite a tribute to him,” said Gaier of his star freshman. “He surprised me with how far he went.” MacVeigh and Walsh did not win a match at state, but gained valuable experience to carry with them into the offseason. Now that they have their first taste of state competition, they will

Division II

• Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy senior Sarah Pyles finished in third place in the girls’ Division II diving state championship Thursday at Canton. Pyles finished with 385.35.

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Moeller’s Drew Hammer gets the upperhand on his opponent Friday, Feb. 26, during a match at the Division I District Championships. Hammer won a district title at 130 pounds while qualifying to state.


Moeller’s Jake Corrill, seen here wrestling at the district championships Friday, Feb. 26, won a district title at 125 pounds for the Crusaders while qualifying to state. be even more motivated to return to Columbus next season. “It was a big step for both of them to get here,” said Gaier of his pair of juniors. Hammer came on strong late in the season and carried that momentum into the state tournament. “Drew had an outstanding second half of the year,” Gaier said. Corrill placed at the state meet for the third straight year, while Harger placed for the fourth straight year. According to Gaier, Harger is the first Moeller wrestler to place all four years at state. The seniors will be missed, not just for their production, but for their commitment and leadership. “Our seniors did a good job showing the younger guys all year what it takes to be successful,” Gaier said. “I think that will carry over into next year.”


Moeller’s Brendan Walsh works to take his opponent down Friday, Feb. 26, during a 103-pound match at the Division I District Championships. Walsh finished third at districts at 103 pounds while qualifying to state.

CHCA makes finals despite low numbers Lady Eagles graduate trio of senior leaders

CHCA boys’ basketball falls in first round Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy’s boys’ basketball ended its season with a firstround loss to Georgetown, 4342, during the Division III Sectional Championships on Saturday, Feb. 27. CHCA fell to 13-7 with its loss in the Eagles’ tournament opener. CHCA was the No. 6 seed in Division III with Georgetown representing the No. 5 seed.

By Anthony Amorini

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy’s dedicated cast of six full-time varsity basketball players exceeded expectations despite falling short of a sectional title this fall. Despite the low numbers, CHCA still managed to finish at 15-6 while making a run to the Division III Sectional Championship finals before ending its season. “I asked those six girls to do a lot, and we took it a long way,” CHCA head coach Ronnie Grandison said. “I was really proud of them for pushing so hard to put together a good season. CHCA ended its season with a loss to Madeira, 2921, during the Division III Sectional Championship finals Thursday, Feb. 25. CHCA only made 6-of35 shots from the field during the loss. “Madeira is a patient basketball team and they have very smart players. We tried to play up-tempo


CHCA senior Taylor Dixon dribbles past two St. Bernard defenders on the way to a layup during a regular season game Monday, Jan. 25. but they kept us under control,” Grandison said. “You can’t win basketball games shooting that poorly.” Included in CHCA’s sextet of dedicated varsity players was a trio of senior leaders including Taylor Dixon, Hannah Lambert and Erin Lloyd. Though losing senior leaders to graduation is always tough, Grandison explained that this crop of

CHCA seniors had particular significance, he said. All three of the girls were a part of CHCA’s 20-0 run during the regular season two years ago. “They were a part of that so they carried that tradition,” Grandison said of his current team having a direct connection to the 20-0 squad. “It will leave a big hole with those three gone. “We are kind of starting

over to be honest,” Grandison said of next season. This winter, Dixon led CHCA with 13 points and 9.3 rebounds a game. Dixon’s numbers saw a significant spike in the middle of the season when “something clicked” for the senior standout, Grandison said. Through the first seven games, Dixon averaged 7.9 points and 8.4 rebounds a game while scoring five points or less on four occasions. In her next nine games, Dixon averaged 16.3 points and 13.3 rebounds a game including nine-consecutive games scoring in the double-digits. “We knew Taylor was our best player the whole

Senior forward Wes Carlson averaged an impressive 18.6 points a game this winter while leading CHCA. He also finished with 7.2 rebounds a game and 30 blocks. Junior Nick Lawley led CHCA with 8.3 rebounds a game and also contributed 7.6 points a game and 15 steals. Senior Andrew Wallace led CHCA with 48 assists and 19 steals. season. I kept telling her that she could score a double-double every night,” Grandison said of Dixon averaging a double-double during the final nine games of the season. Looking forward to next winter, a trio of varsity contributors will return for Grandison including junior Alex Jeffers and sophomores Morgan Prescott and Jamie Prop. “All three of them will be leaders,” Grandison said. “Alex was our spark on defense, Morgan will play a major role as a strong player on the inside and Jamie is a very talented player. “Those three will carry the load along with a lot of young players next year,” Grandison said.


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March 10, 2010

Braves hoops teams answer the ‘Bell’ By Adam Turer

Indian Hill High School’s girls’ basketball team avenged an early exit from last year’s district tournament by winning the district in convincing fashion this season. The Braves are far from content with the district title and have their sights set on a Division II state title. The Braves finished the regular season ranked seventh in the state in the Division II Associated Press poll. They finished the regular season 18-2 with a perfect 14-0 mark in Cincinnati Hills League play.

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The Braves crushed their four district tournament opponents by an average margin of 27 points per game. A loss in the district tourney last year to McNicholas helped fuel the Braves this season. “Losing in the tournament last year gave us a lot of motivation and helped us prepare for the tournament this season,” sophomore point guard Nicole Bell said. Bell leads the Braves in scoring, assists, and steals and has taken on a strong leadership role despite being an underclassman. She credits her teammates with helping her take on such a big role as a sophomore. “Everyone meshes really well,” Bell said. “It doesn’t matter if you’re a freshman or senior; we all work

together really well.” With a 63-44 victory over Tipp City Tippecanoe in the district final on Friday, March 5, the Braves secured a spot in the regional semifinal Tuesday, March 9. The game against Kettering Alter was played after Community Press deadlines. Bell is not the only member of her family leading the Braves in postseason play. Her older brother, Adam, is the senior point guard for the boys’ team. The boys defeated McNicholas 76-55 Saturday, March 6, to advance to the district final. The secondseeded Braves play topseeded Dayton Dunbar at the University of Dayton on Wednesday, March 10, for the district title. Adam led the boys’ team in assists and led the Braves

to a 14-0 mark in CHL play and a 17-3 regular season mark. “We have a little bit of a sibling rivalry,” Nicole Bell said. “We both want the other to go far in the tournament and we support each other.” The girls’ team has already advanced farther in the postseason than they did in 2009, but they are far from satisfied. Two wins this week at Springfield High School would send the Braves to the state semifinals in Columbus. “Coach (Scott Rogers) tells us after a win that we can celebrate today, and then get ready for the next one,” Bell said. “We want to come out strong each night and do what we’ve been doing all season.”


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For the second straight season, the St. Xavier High School basketball team engineered an upset in the Division I sectional final. After downing a highly touted Middletown team in 2009, the No. 10 Bombers bested No. 4 Winton Woods 51-50 at the Cintas Center March 5. “(Winton Woods has) the ability to (deliver) a knockout punch very quickly,” St. X head coach Scott Martin said. But the Bombers withstood the jabs and body shots that had them at a 3215 disadvantage in the second quarter and down 40-

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St. Xavier guard/forward Alex Longi passes the ball under the basket during the Division I basketball against Winton Woods March 5 at the Cintas Center. Longi, an Indian Hill resident, had a game-high 15 points for St. X in the 51-50 win. 27 heading into the fourth. With the game tied at 50 with 4.8 seconds remaining, senior Alex Longi hit a free throw to give St. X the win. He finished with 15 points, while senior teammate Luke Massa added 14. “Alex and Luke have been consistent scorers all year long,” Martin said. “They are our floor leaders and have been our stability.” Winton Woods entered the game 17-2 on the season with two road losses by a combined three points, including a one-point loss to No. 1 La Salle Feb. 2. The Warriors went a perfect 10-0 in conference play, winning the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye division with ease. St. X, meanwhile, advanced to play Winton Woods after knocking off No. 19 Anderson 53-35 in the sectional semifinals. The score was tied at 22 at the half, but the Bombers outscored Anderson 19-3 in the third quarter.

“Our team was able to put defensive pressure and offensive pressure together,” St. X head coach Scott Martin said. “When a team does that, they have the opportunity to pull away. We talked about a few things to adjust at halftime, and our guys were able to execute them. They were very focused, and it showed.” It’s been an up-anddown season for St. X. The Bombers opened the year with a win at McNicholas, lost three straight and then won three straight en route to winning the National Jesuit Christmas Classic in Washington, D.C., to move to 4-3. They have since gone 77 and have not won or lost more than two games in a row during that stretch. St. X endured an ample amount of midseason heartbreak with three one-point losses during a nine-game stretch from Jan. 5 to Feb. 5. In the last of these losses

– 43-42 at home to Moeller – Crusader forward Griffin McKenzie scored the gamewinner on a put-back at the buzzer. St. X has now lost nine straight to Moeller, including six times by six points or fewer. Martin said those midseason losses have helped his players. “The team has learned that they have to focus the whole game,” Martin said. “They realized plays that happen at any time during the game can have an impact on the final result.” St. X finished third in the Greater Catholic League South division behind La Salle and Moeller, which finished tied for first. St. X, which has advanced to the Final Four four times since 2000, last won the GCL-South since 2005, when it shared the conference title with Moeller. Aside from Longi and Massa, both of whom are averaging double figures, St. X has gotten key contributions from senior Brandon Polking of Bridgetown, who is shooting better than 50 percent from the floor. “Brandon has probably been our most consistent performer,” Martin said. “He works 100 percent every minute and always does the extra little thing nobody else will do.” Also playing a pivotal role has been senior David Niehaus of Sycamore, who has scored who scored in double figures in four of his last 11 games. He finished with eight against Winton Woods. “When he produces, he makes us a hard team to beat,” Martin said. The Bombers advance to play the winner of Xenia and Wayne in the district final March 13 at UD Arena.


March 3 questions

The Cincinnati Flower Show is getting ready for its second year at Symmes Park in Symmes Township next month. What changes would you like to see for the 2010 Flower Show, whether displays, logistics, set-up, traffic, etc ... ? No responses. Would you consider or are you considering a Toyota for your next car, given the company’s recent recalls and safety concerns? Why or why not? “Over the years the American media has ingrained into our mindset that any and all Toyota vehicles were top quality and safe for all to own, operate, and ride. “Now, and only now, after the pleas of many a current owner fell upon deaf ears with Toyota and our government, thanks to the investigative ability of a few national television newcasts pieces and professional journalists finally we have some action being taken. “When the USA secretary of transportation issued a call to stop operation of Toyotas if you had them, the media hyped it up as shameful. “Why? “If and when any citizenry may have had catastrophes with them, why not laud them and assist them immediately? “How shameful that it takes our American visual media to investigate and come up with documents that show they could ‘cut corners’ on safety to enhance their bottom line! “If you value your life, or that of a loved one, would you feel safe now driving them? “Consider that some American Toyota owners are reporting even after some of the recalls and their repairs have been completed they still are having major problems. “That axiom that the cover up is usually worse than the lie, may not be applicable herein, but who cares now, eh? “We cannot bring back those that have been killed because of this experience, but let us all hope and pray that immediately, together, we can prevent any more such serious and/ or fatal actions. Troubled By Toyota

Next questions Sycamore Township recently changed insurance providers because its former provider covered abortions. Do you agree with the township’s decision? Why or why not? How would it affect you if the U.S. Postal Service discontinued Saturday service? Every week The Northeast Suburban Life asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answer to with Chatroom in the subject line.

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No more emergencies

“An emergency ordinance as referred to above is one which must be passed and made effective at once to meet an emergency in the operation of the municipal government, or which is necessary to the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, safety, morals or welfare. An emergency ordinance must contain therein a separate section setting forth the reason for the emergency. No



Keeping past in present and future Have you ever wondered? When I read all the blogs, forums and letters to the editor pertaining to Blue Ash politics and events I have to wonder how many of the writers/bloggers knowthat many of the same issues they comment on have been played out many times over the past 50 or so years. In 1957, a small group of local businessmen and community concious residents led by Frank Ferris filed to have the city of Blue Ash incorporated. This particular group wanted to see the city developed with a balanced mix of residential homes, businesses and light industry which they believed would provide a consistent tax base so the city would be able to provide a decent level of city services (trash collection, snow removal, street repair, etc ...) while keeping property taxes for

residents at a reasonable level. There was another group at this time which wanted to keep Blue Ash primarily a residential community, but Tom Bell Ferris’s group beat them to the Community punch. It is needPress guest less to say, but as columnist anyone who has followed events in recent years can attest to, the debate of residential interests versus business interests rages to this day. My point in writing this is not to offer my opinion as to one side or another, but rather to illustrate what could be learned from a study of Blue Ash history. I have read over the years a lot of comments and concerns from people

who live in the area known as Arcadia in Blue Ash. I wonder how many know the history of that development? It was originally conceived in 1890 by a small group led by Wilson Hunt to take advantage of the recently installed rail line during an era when many people still worked downtown, but wanted to live “in the country.” A few years go the city bought the Hunt House and property in order to preserve and collect at least a small part of the city’s history. Many of you have probably driven by the house and wondered when it will ever be open? The answer to this question leads me to the point of this article. The Blue Ash Historical Society is responsible for providing the volunteers and guides needed to have open house events. At this time our group has only a little

over a dozen members whereas other local historical groups have 200 to 300 members (Loveland, Milford, Madeira). I find it disheartening that in a city like Blue Ash where so many seem to have plenty of time to complain and voice concerns that more people won’t take the time to get involved in this community and try to learn from our past. The Historial Society meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each. Our next meeting will be April 13 at the recreation center. The next open house at the Hunt House is April 10 from noon to 3 p.m. Anyone who is interested in our history is welcome to attend our meetings ,visit the open house or contact me Tom Bell, president of the Blue Ash Historical Society, 513-324-7145. Tom Bell is president of the Blue Ash Historical Society.

The most important color in our lives Anyone who has served on a jury, or been involved in a lawsuit, has had to sort through a blur of facts and interpretations of those facts. Many people have stated to me that seeing the legal process up close helped them to appreciate the degree to which solid factual ground can shift beneath one’s feet. At those times the old lawyer’s expression “Facts can’t speak for themselves,” seems to have merit. The great philosopher, Andre Gide, once supposed that truth has a color. I’ve asked a lot of people what color they consider truth to be, and the answer invariably is white. That makes sense. It is comforting to think of truth, beautifully pristine, as an endless blanket of fresh, unsullied snow spread luminously before us. In the combat zone of legal disputes, however, facts are often

maddeningly elusive. Confused witnesses, skewed testimony from selfserving litigants, biased expert witnesses – each asks that their Thomas version of reality Gelwicks be accepted. Muddling Community through the Press guest murk and mire columnist of all this conflict is unsettling. If facts are difficult to grasp, then interpreting them so as to recognize truth is even harder. Defense lawyers are often derided for deliberately creating ambiguity, in the hope that a measure of uncertainty will be resolved in favor of their client. If the plaintiff’s side can’t muster sufficient evidence to counter those attacks, then their claim

deservedly should fail. “Black letter law” may exist on the printed page of legal tomes. Judges may look for “bright line” distinctions between right and wrong. The application of those laws to the unanswerables of a particular situation offers a sizeable challenge. In our regular lives, nearly every day we also continually need to assess whom to believe. Our family members, friends and work associates present us with conflicting facts and interpretations, creating a haze which hovers above us. We have to quickly decide where whiteness ends and discoloration begins. Good people acting in good faith still find that even a fun, innocuous discussion about sports or movies involves shades of reality. Everything depends on the particular angle from which a person is viewing that which they

believe to be transparent. In life, as in law, consequences for the person disbelieved can be painful, even if the decision against them is based upon a shaky foundation. When much is at stake, it’s no wonder many people struggle against the paralysis of indecision. At the same time, there are others who confidently assume they always think and act on the side of righteousness. They assure themselves that “truth is truth,” and that it’s impossible to have opinions about that which they believe is self-evident. Those who control the microphones and cameras in our mediadriven society often purport to know exactly what’s what. They are beguiled by the notion that appearances and reality coincide. I, however, have to agree with Gide. The color of truth is gray. Thomas Gelwicks is an attorney with offices in Blue Ash.

Three weeks left to appeal valuation While voter approved tax levies have the major impact on property taxes, your property’s valuation is the foundation on which the rate you pay is figured. We reappraise (revalue) Hamilton County properties every three years by state law. The legal requirements of the reappraisal process mean we are always behind the market. That may be more apparent now than it was when real estate values were rising. The effective date of the appraisal currently in force is Jan. 1, 2008. If you believe the value we have for your property is inaccurate you can file a complaint with

the board of revision. The board’s requirement this year is to look at your value as of Jan. 1, 2009. Based on the evidence presented, the Dusty board can raise Rhodes or lower a value leave it Community or unchanged. Press guest To file a comcolumnist plaint, call 513946-4035 and we will send you the state’s form and instructions, rules and guidelines. Read them carefully to pre-

pare for your hearing. Complaint packets may also be downloaded and printed from our Web site, Click on Departments and Board of Revision. Complaints must be received in our office (the postmark is irrelevant under state law) by 4 p.m. on March 31 so if you are not in a position to mail in plenty of time we suggest you play it safe and hand-deliver to room 304 of the County Administration Building, 138 E. Court St., downtown Cincinnati. At your hearing you will need to make your case for the value you seek.

The city: Blue Ash; the state: Emergency Recent posts and response from Bruce Healey’s Blue Ash Direct blog at

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ordinance granting a franchise or fixing a rate to be charged by a public utility shall be passed as an emergency measure.” City of Blue Ash Charter, Sec. 17.06 “Blue Ash, the situation must be very dire indeed. Almost every ordinance passed in our city is done through the declaration of an emergency. Therefore, in the eyes of council, we are apparently in constant danger or losing our peace, health, morals or safety.” “I have talked to council members about this, and the best that they can come up with is that the rules are cumbersome and would make work slow,

and that really the charter needs to be updated. (One even commented to me that there is indeed a charter updating committee of some sort, but it has not met for years). “I have no quibble with making council meetings efficient and decisions fluid. However, I do strongly object to the charter being abused in this manner. If there are rules for proper procedure and these are being ignored by the false declaration of emergencies, then the council is guilty of violating the city charter and should be brought to account. I am not bringing this up because I am a stickler for formalities. I

am bringing this up because our council has decided for the sake of expediency to twist the rules, which is unacceptable in my eyes. If the rules exist they should be obeyed. If they are poor rules, change them, by all means.”


“Spot on Bruce! I only hope the voting public is waking up to this abuse by our city council!” opine25 “This is the kind of thing done by public officials who are insecure in their

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Remember: our office’s only goal is to get your value right. Even if we summarily reduced all Hamilton County property values, it would have a minimal effect on taxes. The millage of most levies is reset after a reappraisal. Taxing entities get the amount you voted. So, if values overall go down, millages increase. Our work in setting values is controlled by state law and overseen by the state tax commissioner. We do our utmost to get it right. We welcome your help and participation. Dusty Rhodes is the Hamilton County auditor.

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decisions, their ability to make decisions or of the public finding that out. This group of losers needs to be required to do their business in the open or perhaps they should just quit trying. Seriously, tell us what the emergencies are or shut up and go home and let someone else do the job.” grizguy



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Sycamore Junior High students Nathan Silverman, his brother Philip Silverman and friend Chris Bachman recently helped their neighbors Bill and Isabel Hopp. Nathan and Chris called 911 after Bill had a diabetic reaction, and Philip removed snow from the Hopps’ driveway.

Sycamore students rise to snowy occasion was in a cast. After getting Bill into his home, the students assisted with calling 911 and also administering juice for the diabetic reaction. Throughout the entire process, Silverman and Bachman were calm and suggested some ideas to their neighbors. Later, the paramedics arrived and took over the situation from there. Earlier that morning, Silverman’s younger brother, Philip, a Sycamore Junior High seventh -grader, had cleared the driveway for the Hopps without being asked to do so. He said saw a neighborhood need and thought to responded in a mature manner. Isabel, a teacher with the Cincinnati Public Schools, said that the young men were a blessing to her family and the entire community.

THINGS TO DO Wine festival dinner

Cincinnati International Wine Festival is hosting the Cincinnati International Wine Festival Winery Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 11, at Embers, 8170 Montgomery Road, Madeira. Visiting winemakers from around the world join area’s finest chefs in own restaurants to create multi-course dining and wine-tasting experience. It is open to ages 21 and older. The cost is $150. Registration is required, available online. Call 723-9463 or visit

For Haiti

Deer Park High School is hosting Soiree Pour Haiti from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 11, at Deer Park High School, 8351 Plainfield Road, Blue Ash. The event features a Haitian marketplace, authentic food, traditional dance, music, artwork and more. Children make Kanaval masks, recycled musical instruments and participate in parade at 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit American Red Cross relief efforts. Admission is $2, $1 ages 12 and under. Call 891-0010. Blue Ash.

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Hadassah, JFS host Women’s Education Day


“Freedom with Responsibility” is the ongoing motto for students of Sycamore Junior High School, and recently three young men exemplified that the motto succeeds for the classroom as well as the real world. Given a school snow day, most students are having fun in their own ways. While eighth-graders Nathan Silverman and Chris Bachman were outside in the snow, they heard some cries for assistance and quickly responded to their neighbor, Isabel Hopp. Her husband, Bill, was having a diabetic reaction after some snow removal near the mailbox of their home. Silverman and Bachman quickly and gently carried and handled Bill onto a chair and up the steps to his home. Isabel Hopp was not able to do this on her own due to some recent surgery and


Discovery Garden at Glenwood Gardens, 10623 Springfield Pike, Woodlawn. Learn why the maple is the sweetest tree. Dress for weather. The program is weather dependent. The event is free, vehicle permit required. Registration is required. Call 771-8733 or visit

Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah and Jewish Family Service jointly presented an interactive program, “Women’s Education Day: Exploring the Strengths of Our Generations.” It was held at Rockwern Academy in Kenwood. The theme of the day was “Generations:” how different generational groups identify themselves and share a history and culture, as well as lifecycle transitions leading to different needs and lifestyle changes. Hadassah co-chairs were Bobbi Handwerger and Gilda Schwartz, and Jewish Family Service co-chairs were Sandee Golden and Linda Kean. The morning began as the participants socialized in a large activity room on the second floor. At 11:15 a.m., the first of two breakout sessions began in nearby classrooms. Glynnis Reinhart, financial advisor at AXA Advisors, led a lively discussion PROVIDED. illustrated by PowerPoint slides on Glynnis Reinhart, financial advisor at AXA Advisors, leads the workshop, “Take Control of Your Financial Destiny.” how to “Take Control of Your Financial Destiny,” while Paula J. Gross, breakout session with two possible president and principal designer for classes. Marion Corbin Mayer, creative the IDEA Group, led a workshop on life coach and artist, demonstrated “Lifestyle Design: Home and Office “Accessing Your Creativity at Every Transitional Design.” Age,” showing how important it is to In Reinhart’s class, financial planmake time for creativity at different ning involved anticipating different stages in your life. needs at different stages of life. Gross’ Amy Greenbaum, Jewish educator, class explored how too many possesspoke on “Bridging Generations sions can bog one down physically Through Technology” and showed a and emotionally. Several boxes of difPowerPoint presentation demonstratferent sizes symbolized the “stuff” ing how communication tools have that we own at different stages of our changed from letter writing and telelives. All agreed that it is better to graph to FaceBook and Twitter. A downsize a cluttered home before illhandout sheet listed the URLs of a ness or death leaves the job to one’s variety of current Internet social netchildren or survivors. working Web sites. After a box lunch provided by All of the sessions featured a lot of Northern Hills Synagogue Catering humor and enlightening observations PROVIDED. Service, Tobe Snow, president of Tobe Snow, president of Cincinnati Chapter of about the ways our different generaCincinnati Chapter of Hadassah, Hadassah, thanked the speakers and co-chairs and tions interact and react. Snow said, thanked the speakers and co-chairs “How interesting it was to see the awarded them beautiful Hadassah certificates. and presented them with beautiful comparisons and differences between Hadassah certificates. Then, Linda what age group they were in: The the generations. How the events that Kean, director of family life education Greatest Generation, World War II occur and the values of the time at Jewish Family Service, and Lauren Babies, Baby Boomers, and Genera- impacts who we are: Prohibition, Scharf, a member of Hadassah and a tion X or Y. Each group had to fill in WW11, The Great Depression, the board member of Jewish Family Ser- answers to questions on representa- post war increase in education and vice, led an interactive game identify- tive historical events and cultural phe- wealth of the middle class, civil rights ing different generational groups, fol- nomena. Then everyone reassembled, movement, women’s rights, space lowed by discussions of the character- and a representative from each group exploration, Vietnam War, even air istics of each generation. shared the information with the others conditioning. All shaped who we are Participants separated into different about their generational group. today. As women, we have so much corners of the room, depending on The event ended with another to share and learn from each other.”

Irish dance

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is hosting Irish music and dancing with the McGing Irish Dancers 7 p.m. Thursday, March 11, at the Blue Ash Branch Library, 4911 Cooper Road, Blue Ash. The event is free and family friendly. Call 369-6051 for details.

On stage

Loveland Stage Company is presenting “Anything Goes” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 12, at the Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 Second St., Loveland. It is a Cole Porter musical comedy. The cost is $16, $14 seniors and students. The play runs through March 27. Call 697-6769 or visit

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Gilda Schwartz and Bobbi Handwerger, Hadassah co-chairs; Tobe Snow, president of Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah; Linda Kean and Sandee Golden, Jewish Family Service co-chairs.


Speakers and facilitators: Lauren Scharf, Amy Greenbaum, Marion Corbin Mayer, Paula J. Gross and Linda Kean. Not pictured. Glynnis Reinhart.

Speakers announced for zoo lecture series The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has announced the 2010 speakers for the 18th annual Barrows Conservation Lecture Series. Since 1993, the series has brought naturalists and scientists to Cincinnati to address wildlife issues and global conservation efforts. Opening the Series at 7

p.m. Wednesday, March 17, is Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, who will present, “Connecting The Dots: Saving Big Cats Throughout Their Range.” Starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, Megan Parker, will be presenting, “Going to the Dogs; From Wild Dogs to using Dogs as Conservation Tools.” At 7 p.m. Wednesday,

April 21, Scott Creel, will present, “Predators and Prey: Lessons from North America and East Africa.” At 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, Adrian Forsyth, will present, “Building the Ark: Strategies to get through Climate Change.” All Barrows Conservation Lectures will be held in the Cincinnati Zoo’s Frisch’s

Theater in the Harold C. Schott Education Center. Lecture tickets cost $10 for a single (zoo members/ volunteers), $37 for the series; $12 for a single (non-zoo members) and $45 for the series. For details, call 4873318. To purchase tickets call 559-7767 or visit


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Queen City Art Club Exhibit, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Twin Lakes at Montgomery, 9840 Montgomery Road. Local artists present 50-60 works. Most pieces available for purchase. Free. Presented by Queen City Art Club. 321-3219; Montgomery.


Soiree Pour Haiti, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Deer Park High School, 8351 Plainfield Road. Haitian marketplace, authentic food, traditional dance, music, artwork and more. Children make Kanaval masks, recycled musical instruments and participate in parade at 7 p.m. Benefits American Red Cross relief efforts. $2, $1 ages 12 and under. 8910010. Blue Ash.


International Fellowship of Christian Businessmen Luncheon Meeting, 11:45 a.m. Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road. $12 for lunch; free attendance. Reservations required. Presented by International Fellowship of Christian Businessmen. 984-1513. Blue Ash.


Cincinnati International Wine Festival Winery Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Eddie Merlot’s Prime Aged Beef and Seafood, 10808 Montgomery Road. Visiting winemakers from around the world join area’s finest chefs in own restaurants to create multi-course dining and wine-tasting experience. Ages 21 and up. $125. Registration required, available online. Presented by Cincinnati International Wine Festival. 723-9463; Sycamore Township. Business Bites, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Apsara Restaurant, 4785 Lake Forest Drive, Smallerportion three-course menu for a light dinner after work or business meeting. $16.95 plus tax and gratuity. 554-1040. Blue Ash.


Art Show and Reception, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. The Silky Way. 11345 Montgomery Road. Sale of art from The Phoenix Art Group of Phoenix, Ariz. Debut of the Platt Collections’ “Furniture for the Cure” line, the Alyce “Pink Ribbon” Chair. A portion of the art show’s sales benefits The Wellness Community. Free. Reservations required. Presented by The Wellness Community. 984-0808; Symmes Township. F R I D A Y, M A R C H 1 2


Lenten Fish Fry, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive, All-you-can-eat fried cod, shrimp, grilled chicken breast, cheese pizza, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, bread desserts and drinks. Carryout available. $9, $5 carryout only, $4 ages 5-10, free ages 3 and under. 8918527. Blue Ash. Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. All Saints Church, 8939 Montgomery Road. Marge Schott Parish Center. Includes fried cod, grilled salmon, tilapia, shrimp, pizza, fries, sweet potato fries, macaroni and cheese, baked potatoes, salad, coleslaw and applesauce. Carryout available. Cash only. $1-$8.50. Presented by All Saints Parish. 792-4600; Sycamore Township. St. Columban Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. St. Columban Church, 894 Oakland Road. Salmon, fried cod, shrimp, cheese pizza, sandwiches, gourmet or tossed salad, baked potato, fries, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, applesauce, beer, soft drinks and bottled water. Drive-through and walk-in carryout available. $1-$9. 683-0105; Loveland. Business Bites, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Apsara Restaurant, $16.95 plus tax and gratuity. 554-1040. Blue Ash.


Nick Griffin, 8 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $14. Go Bananas, 984-9288; Montgomery.


Anything Goes, 7:30 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 Second St. Cole Porter musical comedy. $16, $14 seniors and students. Presented by Loveland Stage Company. Through March 27. 697-6769; Loveland.


Refresh Your Soul Conference, 6:30 p.m. Registration and breakfast 8-8:30 a.m. Rev. Maggie Sebastian presents “Winter Grace.” Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road. Theme: “Medicine, Religion and Health: Where Science and Spirituality Meet.” For those involved in health ministry and all caregivers. Speakers, breakout sessions and raffle. $85 with nurse contact hours, $50; free Friday night only. Registration required. Through March 13. 800-835-5768, ext. 4545; Blue Ash.


Elder Law presentation, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. “How to Pay for Long Term Care: What happens to your assets if you or your spouse needs to go into a nursing facility, will the government pick up the tab, and if so, under what conditions?” with Cincinnati Elder Law attorney Janet E. Pecquet. Free. Registration required. 247-2100. Symmes Township. S A T U R D A Y, M A R C H 1 3


Half Pint Library Book Drive, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Half Price Books, 891-7170. Kenwood.

Queen City Art Club Exhibit, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Twin Lakes at Montgomery, Free. 321-3219; Montgomery.




Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 792-4000; Blue Ash.


Introduction to Horse Driving Clinic, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Continues Friday, Saturday and Sundays through April 25. Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road. Learn the basics of harnessing, hitching and driving. Ages 12 and up. $150. Registration required. 561-7400; e-mail; Indian Hill.


Wine Bar Tasting, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road. Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery.

Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill. Laurel and Hardy Film Evening, 6:45 p.m. Films include “The Second Hundred Years,” “The HooseGow,” and “Goingng Bye-Bye,” plus a cartoon, an Our Gang short and a raffle. Seasons Retirement Community, 7300 Dearwester Drive, “The Second Hundred Years,” “The Hoose-Gow” and “Going Bye-Bye.” Includes raffle. $5, free ages 12 and under. Registration required. Presented by The Sons of the Desert. 5590112; Kenwood.

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Wine Bar Tasting, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. The Wine Store, Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery.


Spring Garden Classes, 10 a.m. Newest & Best Products for Maintaining Your Lawn & Landscape with Denny McKeown and Dave Taylor from the Fertilome Company. Bloomin Garden Centre, 8793 Kenwood Road. Free refreshments. Free. Registration required. 984-8733; Blue Ash.


Karaoke, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Deer Park Inn, 7228 Blue Ash Road. 791-3178; Deer Park .


Live Music Saturday, 7:30 p.m. deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road. Variety of groups perform. 247-9933; Montgomery.


Firelight Duo, 8 p.m. InCahoots, 4110 Hunt Road. 50s to current rock. Free. 793-2600. Blue Ash.


Nick Griffin, 8 p.m. Ages 21 and up. $14. Go Bananas, 984-9288; Montgomery.


In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is hosting Irish dancing at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 11, at the Blue Ash Branch Library, 4911 Cooper Road, Blue Ash. The event features Irish music and dance with the McGing Irish Dancers (pictured). It is free and family-friendly. Call 369-6051 for details or visit S U N D A Y, M A R C H 1 4


Annie, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road. All ages. Performance dates are June 10-13 and 16-19 at Blue Ash Amphitheater. Free. Appointments required. Presented by East Side Players. 871-7427. Blue Ash.



Anything Goes, 7:30 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $16, $14 seniors and students. 697-6769; Loveland. The Rainmaker, 8 p.m. Mayerson JCC, $15, $12 ages 11 and under. 793-6237. Amberley Village.


Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Weather permitting-call ahead. Loveland Castle, 12025 Shore Road. Small-scale, authentic castle. Picnic area. Group tours and special events available. $3. Through March 28. 683-4686; Symmes Township.


Hang at the J, 6:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Indoor waterpark, games, dinner, movie and snack. Wear gym shoes and socks and bring swimsuit and towel. $27, $20 siblings. Registration required. 761-7500. Amberley Village. Kids Klimb, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road. Includes games, climbing, pizza and drinks. Ages 8-13. $15. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-8550. Blue Ash.


Refresh Your Soul Conference, 8:30 a.m.2:30 p.m. Harold G. Koenig M.D. presents “Medicine, Religion and Health: Where Science and Spirituality Meet.” Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, $85 with nurse contact hours, $50; free Friday night only. Registration required. 800-835-5768, ext. 4545; Blue Ash. What Women Need to Know About Divorce, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Merrill Lynch, 5151 Pfeiffer Road. Suite 100, Conference room. Learn how to protect yourself and your children, take control of your financial life and strategies to deal with your spouse and/or children’s emotions. Free. Reservations appreciated, not required. 792-1186. Blue Ash.

Half Pint Library Book Drive, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Half Price Books, 8917170. Kenwood.


Nick Griffin, 8 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $10, $5 bar and restaurant employee appreciation night. Go Bananas, 984-9288; Montgomery.


Anything Goes, 3 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $16, $14 seniors and students. 697-6769; Loveland. The Rainmaker, 3 p.m. Mayerson JCC, $15, $12 ages 11 and under. 793-6237. Amberley Village.


Family Bingo, 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Includes cards, markers and prizes. Family friendly. $5. 7617500; Amberley Village. M O N D A Y, M A R C H 1 5

ART & CRAFT CLASSES Scrapbooking: Faithbooking, 5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road. Work on your own projects and explore “Faithbooking”, a way to convey your faith through your photo albums. Group meets third Monday of each month until July 19. Childcare is provided. Registration required. 891-1700; Kenwood.

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Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Curves-Loveland, 531 LovelandMadeira Road. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. 6863300. Loveland.

HOLIDAY - ST. PATRICK’S DAY Irish Step-Dancing, 7 p.m. Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road. Irish music and dance with the McGing Irish Dancers. Family friendly. 3694476. Loveland.


Northeast Cincinnati Mothers of Twins Club, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Swaim Park, Zig Zag and Cooper roads, Monthly meeting for mothers of multiple birth children. Meets at Swaim Lodge. Free. Montgomery.


Hamilton County Sheriff Series, 1:30 p.m.2:30 p.m. Identity Theft and Scams. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Free. Registration required. 247-2100. Symmes Township.

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ART EXHIBITS Queen City Art Club Exhibit, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Twin Lakes at Montgomery, Free. 321-3219; Montgomery. HOLIDAY - ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Shamrocks, Leprechauns, Four-Leaf Clovers, Oh My!, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with stories and crafts. Family friendly. Free. 369-4450. Deer Park.


Paxton’s Idol, 9 p.m. Paxton’s Grill, 126 W. Loveland Ave. Karaoke competitions with prizes. 583-1717; Loveland.


Pro-Am Night, 8 p.m. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. Aspiring comics, amateurs and professionals take the stage. Ages 18 and up. $5. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Worship Service, 7 p.m. Montgomery Assembly of God, 793-6169. Montgomery. Heaven, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Trinity Community Church, 3850 E. Galbraith Road. Lenten series based on the book “Heaven” by Randy Alcorn. 791-7631. Deer Park.


Queen City Art Club Exhibit, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Twin Lakes at Montgomery, Free. 321-3219; Montgomery.


Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 792-4000; Blue Ash.


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227; Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill.


Business Bites, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Apsara Restaurant, $16.95 plus tax and gratuity. 554-1040. Blue Ash.


Irish Step-Dancing, 7 p.m. Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road. Irish music and dance with the McGing Irish Dancers. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4450. Deer Park. FILE PHOTO

The Cincinnati Wine Festival returns for its 20th year March 12-13, in the Grand Ballroom at the Duke Energy Center, 525 Elm St., downtown CIncinnati. The Grand Tastings will be 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, March 12, and Saturday, March 13, 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Tickets range in price from $60 to $110 depending on time, date and if the Special Tasting is included. For details or to buy tickets, call 513-723-9463 or visit


No Saints, No Saviors, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Music by Sonny Moorman Group. Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 Loveland-Madeira Road. 7912753. Montgomery.


Come out for the 139th edition of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The Zing Zang Zoom show features Zingmaster Alex and his assistant Levitytia leading the audience through a kaleidoscope of color, imagery and fun Thursday March 11, through Sunday, March 14, at the U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway, downtown Cincinnati. Shows start at 7 p.m. with 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets range from $14.50 to $85. For details or tickets, call 513-562-4949 or visit


March 10, 2010

Northeast Suburban Life


Our enemy fear attended the Olympics

The Olympics are majestic but they are no match for fear. We enjoy watching the games for various reasons: our patriotism, competitive spirit, love of sports, or even for the vicarious thrill of imagining ourselves in some of the athletes. Yet, if we are competing, how well would we handle our fears? The Olympics, like life itself, confronts humans with various fears. In our lives, “Each morning two grinning gremlins sit at the foot of our bed. One is called Lethargy and one is called Fear. Either will gladly eat us alive … for they daily renew their interest in possessing our soul,” writes analyst Dr. James Hollis. The success of our lives will be found in our struggle to achieve as much meaning and depth as possible by going beyond the bounds these two enemies try to set upon us. Do Olympics participants battle these same gremlins as we do in our lives, jobs and responsibilities? Definitely! For example, in the Feb.

26 edition of USA To d a y , s p o r t s columnist M i k e Lopresti wrote of the unnoFather Lou t i c e d Guntzelman departure the Perspectives of Netherlands bobsled team. “Its team has pulled out of the four-man bobsled competition before even starting – not because of injury or controversy or lousy times. The pilot is Edwin van Calker, and he has lost his nerve to compete,” Lopresti states. “They’ve seen the crashes at the Whistler Sliding Centre. They are haunted by the death of the Georgian luger. Edwin had an awful time of it last week in the two-man competition,” notes the columnist. Edwin’s brother and teammate, Arnold, agreed with him. He is 33 years old and has a wife and daughter who saw the luger’s death back in Holland on television. Some will condemn their

withdrawal from the Olympics, others will try to understand. But we must remember that the gremlin of fear sits at the foot of every one of our beds, and in every one of our endeavors. “Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world,” says Emerson. Was the bobsledder’s decision to withdraw his succumbing to cowardice or the summoning up of courage (not caring what others will say and think of him)? Or, back in the beginning of his bobsledding career choice years ago, was he fearful of changing his choice or of future failure? We do not know. What we do know is that life is not our enemy, fear is. Throughout life we must ask ourselves in every dilemma we face between the difficult and the easy; in every relationship in which we’re called to make risks and sacrificial choices; in every commitment we’re called upon to make; every responsibility to a spouse or child, “Is it basically fear or lethargy that’s holding me

have. I have known fear of failure, fear of humiliation, fear of injury, and sometimes fear of death, either for myself or a loved one. “Most of all, I have wrestled against the fear of not mattering, of being cast out because I did not fit in, of being overlooked because I was not significant, and of being shamed because I was not worthy. I have at times been paralyzed by this feeling. I have let it hold me back. And what I now want

back? Does my choice diminish me or enlarge me?” Only the boldest among us can acknowledge the role that fear plays in our lives and then to do something about it. In the beginning of his book, “Face Your Fear: Living with Courage in an Age of Caution,” Rabbi Shmuley Boteach writes for all of us when he reveals, “I have struggled my whole life against fear, as many of you

is liberation from that fear.” Courage is not the absence of fear. It is the perception that some things are more important to us than what we fear. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.


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March 10, 2010

Have a taste o’ the green this St. Paddy’s Day The wild yellow aconite which dear friend Ike Leaf gave me starts of so long ago is now starting to cover our little patch of woods with bright yellow and green. The snowdrops are up, too. I’m always amazed at the courage of Mother Nature to push these delicate looking flowers through the frozen ground and snow. Spring is not far behind! And don’t forget to start saving those papery onion

skins for coloring Easter Eggs. I’ll share that recipe soon. Meanwhile, St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, so here are some favorites to celebrate.

Eileen Bittman’s St. Pat’s Jell-O salad

Eileen is a friend of mine and a marvelous cook. Eileen likes lime gelatin, but you can use your favorite. 1 can, 20 oz., crushed

pineapple in juice 1 box, 6 oz., lime gelatin (or flavor of your choice) 2 cups buttermilk 1 carton, 8 oz., whipped topping 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted (optional but good) Combine pineapple and gelatin in saucepan. Heat until gelatin melts, but don’t boil. Cool slightly and add buttermilk and whipped topping. Combine well and add nuts. Pour into molds or bowl and chill until firm.

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Ruth Lyons coffeecake

I hope this is what several readers wanted. I haven’t had time to try this. Let me know if you have. 1 stick margarine 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup brown sugar 2 cups flour 2 eggs 1 cup buttermilk, or sweet milk with 1 teaspoon of vinegar 1 teaspoon baking soda Now here’s what the rest of the recipe had in it and which one reader said was not in the original, so if you want, leave it out. 1

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Combine margarine, granulated and brown sugars, and flour. Mix well and save 1⁄2 cup for topping. Add eggs, buttermilk and baking soda. Mix well and then add raisins, coconut and pecans. Put in two floured and greased round cake pans. (I’d just use cooking spray). Put reserved dry ingredi-

ents on top and p r e s s s o m e Rita pecans on Heikenfeld top of Rita’s kitchen each cake. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes (I’d check after about 25 minutes).

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Like Milan Railroad Inn’s tuna salad: For Cathy, who said the owner told her it was a secret recipe. Cathy also asked if there’s a difference in tuna with albacore or chunky white? I’ve used both, and like the chunky white a bit better. Like Karlos & Johnny’s country penne: Tom Ohmer has asked again to find a similar recipe. “I found the ingredients: roasted chicken, mild Italian sausage, broccoli, tomatoes toasted in a cannelloni bean broth with penne.” Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. Email columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Flower show, Kindervelt partner for children


From left are Suzanne Schweller of Hyde Park, Charlotte McBrayer if Montgomery, Buffie Rixey of Indian Hill, Sheila Maxwell of Amelia, city-wide president of Kindervelt; Donna Boggs of Glendale, Susan Guckert of Loveland, chairwoman, Kindervelt Projects Committee; and Tracy Smith of Morrow. ma. The Division of Asthma Research is developing new standards for clinical care through cutting-edge research. CCHMC is a not-

for-profit hospital and research center pioneering treatments, providing outstanding family-centered patient care and training

health-care professionals for the future. Kindervelt is the largest auxiliary of CCHMC and is recognized as one of Greater Cincinnati’s outstanding volunteer organizations. Composed of neighborhood groups joined together by a central, city-wide board of trustees, Kindervelt-sponsored gifts have supported both medical research at and the acquisition of stateof-the-art equipment for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Kindervelt is in the middle of a four-year commitment to raise funds for the Division of Asthma Research. The non-profit Cincinnati Horticultural Society is the producer of the Cincinnati Flower Show, celebrating its 21th anniversary this year, April 17-25, at Symmes Township Park. The theme of this year’s show is “Fan-

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The Cincinnati Horticultural Society and Kindervelt of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) have joined in support of fundraising efforts benefitting CCHMC. Through March 15, a portion of every Cincinnati Flower Show ticket sold online through the Cincinnati Flower Show Web site will be donated to the Division of Asthma Research. “I see collaboration as an important part of the future for all non-profits” said Mary Margaret Rochford, president of the Cincinnati Horticultural Society. “In all my business experience this is the best example of synergy, where the whole is more than the sum of the parts.” Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is committed to improving care for children with asth-

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YMCA looking for teens with values day, May 24. Nominations will not be accepted for groups. Nominations for the 2010 YMCA Character Awards are being accepted through March 15. The YMCA will be honoring 40 teens, ages 12 to 18, at the YMCA Character Awards Event (beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, May 24, at the 20th Century Theatre in Oakley). The nomination form is available online at: http:// or by calling the YMCA at 362-YMCA (362-9622). The form can be filled out online, or can be faxed to 961-3201. It can also be mailed to: YMCA Character Awards; 1105 Elm St.; Cincinnati, OH 45202. As the area’s largest youth and family-focused not-for-profit, the YMCA reinforces character values

through assets-based programs and services to more than 143,000 individuals, kids and families annually. Adult mentors encourage young people to be caring, responsible, respectful, and honest through sports, summer camps, structured child and afterschool care, and leadership building programs. Branches offer quality time for families, resources for parents, and a variety of opportunities for seniors to be active. The Membership for All sliding scale fee structure means everyone, no matter their ability to pay, can always benefit from the YMCA. Last year alone more than 17,400 families and individuals enjoyed healthier and happier lives because generous partners helped the YMCA in its vision to be accessible to all.


In Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana, there are many young people who are giving selflessly of themselves for the good of others. Through their volunteerism, mentoring, advocacy, leadership and caring they are making a positive difference in the world around them. They exemplify the four core character values of the YMCA – caring, honesty, responsibility and respect – and the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati is looking for them. Nominees must be between 12 and 18 years of age; be enrolled in an elementary, junior or senior high school; reside within the Greater Cincinnati Tristate area, and must be available to attend the orientation Tuesday, April 20, and the awards event Mon-

Seniors can get ‘Active for Life’ Physical activity is an increasing topic of interest, but it can be daunting to begin a program. Adults age 50 and older can learn how to begin and maintain a more active lifestyle with the Active for Life program. Active for Life teaches that physical activity does not need to be strenuous or time-consuming to achieve health benefits. Facilitated discussions, a workbook and interactive activities provide the basis for the 75 minute weekly sessions. The $15 fee covers all costs associated with the 13-week program. For more information or to sign up for a class, call Hamilton County Public Health at 946-7813. More information is at www. The 2010 schedule: • Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods. The class is from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. Wednesdays beginning April 7. • Woodlawn Community Center, 10050 Woodlawn Blvd. The class is from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays beginning April 14. • Evendale Recreation Center, 10500 Reading Road. The class is from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. Thursdays beginning April 15.


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Divorce support groups

Comprehensive Counseling Services Inc., 10999 Reed Hartman Highway in Blue Ash, has formed two new support groups – women’s separation/ divorce group and men’s separation/divorce group. The groups will meet monthly at Comprehensive Counseling Services from 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Thursdays and 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Fridays, starting in March. The counseling service also offers counseling to individuals and couples who may be experiencing relationship problems, anxiety, panic, depression or communication problems. For more information on fees and to register, call group facilitator Judy L. Buka at 543-4144.

SkillSource gets award

SkillSource, a business consultancy with offices in Blue Ash and Mason, has been named a winner in Cincy Magazine’s first Tristate Success Awards. A 15-year-old company

headed by Mason resident Chuck Proudfit, SkillSource guides businesses to improve Proudfit sales, profits and people through collaborative work with client leadership to design business plans. A total of 40 businesses in three categories will be featured in the April issue of “Cincy Magazine” and lauded Wednesday, April 21, at an awards dinner at Xavier University’s Cintas Center.

Sheldon hired

Truepoint Inc., 4901 Hunt Road, Blue Ash, has hired Christopher L. Sheldon, Jr. as an associate of wealth advisory services. Prior to joining Truepoint, Sheldon worked in the accounting Sheldon and business development departments for Probe Management Co. while working towards CPA certification. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Cincinnati.

McDonald’s to offer free sample of drink Community Press Staff Report

Beginning Tuesday, March 16, McDonald’s restaurants of Greater Cincinnati will add a new item to its menu – McCafé Frappé blended-ice beverages. To support the launch and offer the public a taste of this beverage, McDonald’s restaurants throughout Greater Cincinnati will offer a free sample to residents

March 16. McCafé Frappés are blended-ice drinks available in either mocha or caramel, with a hint of coffee, and served with whipped cream and either chocolate or caramel drizzle. The free 7-ounce samples will be available from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. or while supplies last at participating restaurants. No purchase is necessary to receive the free drink.

YMCA gears up to raise funds Volunteers, staff and members whose lives have been enriched by the Blue Ash YMCA are about to embark on a mission to raise more than $67,000 between Feb. 22 and March 31. The success for this year’s EveryONE Deserves a Y Annual Campaign has never been more important as the difficult economic times are burdening families with increased stress and heightened need for focusing on well being. For many, these opportunities simply wouldn’t be possible without the YMCA’s Membership For All sliding scale fee making opportunities affordable for everyone. Last year alone 27,000

people throughout Greater Cincinnati participated in neighborhood YMCA memberships, summer camps, sports, swim lessons, classes and programs with financial assistance from the YMCA totaling more than $3.6 million. Forty-one percent of the kids participating in YMCA sports, swim lessons, structured afterschool, nurturing child care and camp were able to do so because of reduced rates. They learned positive character values, gained confidence and made new friends. To learn more or make a donation, call the Blue Ash YMCA at 791-5000 or visit

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Brecon United Methodist Church

Children’s Church, during the 10:45 a.m. hour, will be using the new curriculum “Hands-on-Bible MAX.” Each week, the children will use the Bible, love the Bible and live the Bible. Children’s Sunday School is available at 9:30 a.m. The church will host a Spaghetti Dinner and silent auction from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 13. Donations are accepted for the meal. The auction bidding will close at 7:15 p.m. and winners will be announced. The Jubilee Quartet from Indiana will begin entertainment at 8 p.m. All activities are open to the public. Sunday Worship Services are 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s Church is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All guests and visitors are welcome. The church is at 7388 East Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 4897021.

desert and drink will be served with entree choices of shrimp basket, two-piece grilled chicken breast, two slices cheese pizza or All-You-Can-Eat-Icelandic-Cod. The cost is $9 for adults, $4 for children (ages 5-10), and free for children under age 4. Ladies of the church provide the homemade baked desserts. Another bible study, “The Life We Share,” a comparative study of the major world religions will meet with Pastor Roberts each Monday through March 22. Bring your bible. Sunday Worship Services are 9 and 10:30 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s School is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All guests and visitors are welcome. Youth Groups, Bible Studies weekly; Childcare and Transportation provided. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 891-8527.

Kenwood Fellowship Church

The church has a new contemporary worship service from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays. The services will feature contemporary worship music in a relaxed atmosphere with biblical teaching that will resonate with the fast-paced lifestyles that many of us find ourselves in today. The church is at 7205 Kenwood Road; 891-9768.

Loveland Presbyterian Church

All youth groups now meet at 6 p.m. every Sunday night beginning with supper, a short worship service and group sessions. The church is at 360 Robin Ave., Loveland; 683-2525;

Loveland United Methodist

Wednesday afternoons during Lent, The Dittos bible study members are offering a community outreach: A Prayer Drive Thru. Persons “Pulling in For Prayer” will be greeted by a prayer team (two persons) who will pray for them. Guests will also receive a prayer bookmark and a copy of the New Testament. A hospitality station will

be set up as well, offering free beverages and snacks and information on Loveland UMC. For more information, call 683-1738 or visit The new service times are 8:30 to 9:20 a.m. for the Traditional Service, 9:40 to 10:40 a.m. for the Contemporary Service and Sunday School and 11 a.m. to noon for the Blended Service and Sunday School. Join the United Methodist Women from 9:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. the first Thursday morning of each month for UMW, a time of fellowship, devotion and ministry at LUMC. The purpose of the UMW is “to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.” The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738.

New Church of Montgomery

The church conducts worship at 10:30 a.m., Sundays and Divine Providence Study Group the first four Sundays of the month from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The church is located at 9035 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 4899572.

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church

The church is hosting Friday Fish Fries from 5 to 7:30 p.m. March 12, 19, and 26, at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Activity Center, Hunt Road to 162 Siebenthaler Ave., 45215. Dinners include baked or hand-battered fish, mac n’ cheese or French fries, cole slaw or applesauce, green beans, a drink and homemade desserts for $7. Kids meals are $5, pizza or fish with sides, drink and a dessert. Carryout is available by calling 7330614 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The church is at 177 Siebenthaler Ave., Reading; 733-4950.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Every Wednesday during Lent, 6:15 p.m. supper and 7:15 p.m. Service of Evening Prayer. The church is at 101 South Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-4244.

River Hills Christian Church

Thriving Moms is a group for moms of infants through high school students; meets weekly to receive encouragement and instruction, make friends and have fun; held 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; child care provided. There is a Christian counselor as the parent coach, as well as a mentor mom. Call 5830371. The church is at 6300 Price Road, Loveland; 677-7600.

St. Paul Community United Methodist Church

The church is continuing the Lenten Series “Meeting Jesus Along the Way.” On Sunday, March 14, the sermon “Forgiveness and Love along the Way-Jesus and the Woman at the Well!” will be based on the scripture reading John 4:715. St. Paul Church services are 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. for Traditional Worship and 9:30 a.m. for Contemporary Worship with Praise Band. Sunday School and childcare is provided for all services. The church is at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 891-8181;

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD 7950 Pfeiffer Rd. 793-6169

9:30 am Sunday School 10:45 am Sunday Morning Worship 6:30 pm Sunday Eve Service 7:00 pm Wednesday Family Night


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Sharonville United Methodist

3751 Creek Rd.

ST. PATRICK’S-LEBANON 232 E. Main St (corner of East & Main) Rev. Jacqueline E. Matisse, Pastor

932-7691 Holy Eucharist 10:30am Sunday School 10:30am Nursery Care Provided 5 min. from K-71 via Rt. 48

Services 8:00 am, 9:15 am & 11:00am Steve Lovellette, Senior Pastor Nursery proivided at all services

Take I-275 to exit 57 toward Milford, Right on McClelland, Right on Price, church soon on Right

Connections Christian Church

The church has contemporary worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 7421 East Galbraith Road, Madeira; 791-8348.

Epiphany United Methodist Church

Worship times are: Contemporary worship at 5 p.m. Saturdays, contemporary worship at 9 a.m. Sundays and traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Easter Sunday services at Epiphany United Methodist church will be Sunday, April 4. There will be three services Easter morning: 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. will be traditional services with the contemporary service at 9 a.m. Professional childcare will be available at all services. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 6779866.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

The church is hosting Scrapbooking from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. nearly every third Monday. Free childcare is provided. You must register by 5 p.m. Friday before the Monday event. For more information, call the church at 891-1700. The dates are: March 15, April 19, May 17, June 7, July 19 and Aug. 16. The church is at 7701 Kenwood Road, Kenwood; 891-1700.



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Hartzell United Methodist

The church is hosting Lenten Fish Frys from 4 to 7 p.m. every Friday through April 2. Menu of macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, bread,




8:15 & 11am Traditional Service & Kingdom Kids 9:30am Contemporary Worship & Sunday School 7:00pm Wednesday, Small Groups for all ages Infant care available for all services

Church of God of Prophecy

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 27. All are welcome. It is a free family event. Fireproof Your Marriage-The Love Dare class if from 7 to 8:30 p.m. weekly March 28 through May 1. Call the church for details. Girl Scout Sunday is celebrated from 8:20 to 11 a.m. Sunday, March 14. Summer Vacation Bible School will be from 9 a.m. to noon June 21-25; and 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 26-30. Registration begins April 1. Senior Men meet at 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday for lunch and fellowship. Church of the Saviour Book Club will discuss “The Levanter” by Eric Ambler at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 25, at the Harper’s Point Panera. All are welcome. The church is located at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142;

6315 S. Mason-Montgomery Rd. (near Tylersville Rd. intersection) 513-398-4741 8:30 & 11:00 AM Traditional Worship 9:45 AM Contemporary Worship 1:30 PM Esperanza Viva, Hispanic Worship 9:40 & 11:00 AM Sunday School Childcare available

Sundays 7:30, 9:00 & 10:45am Nursery Sun 9:00am-noon Church School Classes for All Ages, 9:45am

5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

The church hosts Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship is at 11 a.m. Sundays. Bible Study is at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The church is at 8105 Beech Ave., Deer Park; 793-7422.

Mason United Methodist Church

6461 Tylersville Road (1/2 mile W. of Cin-Day) 513-779-1139

Sycamore Christian Church

Sunday Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m. Bible Study is at 9 a.m. every Sunday. The church is hosting Ladies WOW Study Group (Women on Wednesdays) at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month. The event includes light refreshments and a study of Beth Moore’s “Stepping Up.” The church hosts Adult and Youth Bible Studies at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. The church is at 6555 Cooper Road, Sycamore Township; 891-7891, www.sycamorechristianchurch.




Church of the Saviour United Methodist



7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery (East of I-71 on Pfeiffer Rd) Worship Schedule 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Worship and Holy Communion 9:45 a.m. Sunday School and Adult Forum Pastor: Josh Miller Baby sitter provided Visit our website at:

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

NorthStar Vineyard Community Church

Sunday 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Loveland High School, off of Rich Rd. 683-1556

Good Shepherd (E LCA)

7701 Kenwood Rd.


(across from Kenwood Towne Centre) Saturday night at 5:00 and Sunday morning at 8:00, 9:00, 9:30 & 11:00am Pastors: Larry Donner, Pat Badkey, Jesse Abbott


101 South Lebanon Rd. Loveland, OH 45140 683-4244 Lead Pastor Jonathan Eilert Pastor Grant Eckhart Saturday Service 5:00pm Sunday Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00am Sunday School 9:30am

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "The GPS of Life: Conquering Worry"

Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

Dr. Cathy Johns, Senior Pastor Rev. Doug Johns, Senior Pastor

PRESBYTERIAN (USA) LOVELAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services Worship Service........................10:00am Church School............................11:15am CONNECT Youth Service.............6-8pm Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities 360 Robin Ave. (off Oak St.), Loveland OH



4309 Cooper Rd. At Reed Hartman Hwy 791-1153 • Rev. Michael Brewer, Pastor • 9:00 AM Sunday School for all ages • 10:30 AM Worship Nursery Care Provided Fellowship Hour following Worship Service

MADEIRA SILVERWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8000 Miami Ave. 791-4470 Contemporary Worship 9:00 am

Church School for Everyone 10:10 am

Traditional Worship 11:15 am Child Care available at all times

Montgomery Presbyterian Church 9994 Zig Zag Road Mongtomery, Ohio 45242

Worship Service 10:30am Nursery Care Available website:


The first concert of the Spring series at Ascension Lutheran Church is at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 13, featuring the spectacular pianist, Myron Brown, of Birmingham, Ala., and virtuoso trumpeter Theresa May, from Cleveland, Ohio. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. The church is hosting a light sandwich supper at 6 p.m. every Wednesday during Lent in the fellowship hall. All the fixin’s for a sandwich buffet and a salad will be provided. Following a short time for gathering, Pastor Josh lead a series of discussions on “being Lutheran.” Taken from the small catechism, these discussions are designed to engage those new to the Lutheran tradition and as a “refresher” for those who have been part of the Lutheran tradition for many years. A worship service will follow immediately at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. All are welcome. The topics for each week’s discussion are: A Heart of Flesh; March 10, Lord’s Prayer, Be Still and Know; March 17, Baptism, Be Not Afraid; March 24, Communion, Sighs Too Deep for Words. The Lenten series is also Maundy Thursday, April 1, and Good Friday, April 2. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288.

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It’s almost showtime. Variety show director Linda Gartner (top) takes time for a photo with three of the teachers made up for the Michael Jackson finale, “Thriller.” From left: Caryl Kerns, Jodi Kinasewitz and Dana Darbyshire.

Wow – try this. Juggling and riding a unicycle is eighth-grader Chad Estill.

Showoffs of various kinds

Maddie Garrett, eighth-grader, dances to “Ain’t Nothing Wrong With That.”

A nicely choreographed piece, “Seasons of Love,” from “Rent,” was performed by these seventh-graders, from left: Sammy Ciricillo, Jack Fry, Jennifer Adamec, Brennon Shanks and Elli Gibson.

Every other year, the Sycamore Junior High School stages a variety show that showcases the talents of students and faculty alike. So a cold and wintry Feb. 18 evening couldn’t restrain a full auditorium from cheering wildly for the 17 splendid acts of “Showtime 2010.” Take a look at a few photos from the grand soiree.


Amy Kohmescher, eighth-grader, sings “A Moment Like This.”

Rehearsals were key to a successful show. Here are the “SOUL Sisters” doing a unique stomp, clap and dance number. From left: Hanna Gottschalk, Hayley Huge, Sydney Carroll and Alexis Corcoran – all eighth-graders.

Two of the eighth-graders performing “What is This Feeling?” Scary! Some 40 of the teachers participated in the show’s from “Wicked” are Zara Leventhal (left) and Michaela Sanford. finale number “Thriller.” Ben Brenner (left) and Jack Kinsinger show their game faces. Also in the group were Andi Di Masso and Elizabeth Reece. This eighth-grade rock band, “Flash Gordon,” performed from the Pit. From left: Alex Masset, Jackson Hughes, Gil Kaplan, Justin Van Wagemen and Ben Hammer.

The Sycamore Junior High School’s variety show got off to a rousing start with “Ease on Down the Road,” from “The Wiz.” Eighth-grade performers are, from left: Maggie Thompson, Emily Winchell, Maddie Garrett and Nikita Tandon.

Masters of Ceremonies for the show were Victor Harris (left) and Tom Bemmes. Here Harris reacts in disbelief to some white dove magic performed by Bemmes.

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Heather Whitehill Ray

Heather Whitehill Ray, 41, of Symmes Township died Feb. 24. Survived by daughters, Madison Keller Sweeney and Mackanzie Ray Sweeney; parents, Neil C. Ray and Martha A. (nee Keller) Ray; brothers, Steven Ray (Kathy) Ray; niece and nephews, Kristine Reed, David Reed and Christian Ray; former husband, Tim Sweeney; and numerous family members. Services were March 1 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland. Memorials to: Madison and Mackenzie Sweeney Education Fund at any 5/3rd Bank; or to I Have Wing, P.O. Box 18502, Erlanger, KY 41018-0502.

NOTICE OF SYMMES TOWNSHIP ZONING COMMISSION Notice is hereby given that the Zoning Commission of Symmes Township, Hamilton County, Ohio, will hear Symmes #96-04, Decor Lighting, at its meeting scheduled for March 17, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. The Zoning Commission will review a proposed modification to the Final Development Plan to permit the construction of a telecommunication tower on the southwest portion of the property behind the existing building containing the office and showroom of the lighting business located at 11085 Montgomery Road. This meeting will be held at the Township Administration Building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. Information is on file and open for public inspection. Carol A. Sims Zoning Secretary 1055681/1543025

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF SYMMES TOWNSHIP Notice is hereby given that the Board of Trustees of Symmes Township, Hamilton County, Ohio, will hold a Special Meeting on March 16, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. for the purpose of discussing the Board’s future goals. This meeting will be held at the Township Admin. Bldg., 9323 Union Cemetery Road. John C. Borchers Fiscal Officer, Symmes Township 1062317/154 cpohiosports



Cody R. Rader, 23, 5881 Countrydale, possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia at Eastbound Interstate 275, March 1. John W. Davis, 39, 1818 Catawba Drive, drug abuse instruments, soliciting with a permit at 10301 Southwind Drive, Feb. 26. Edward J. Hanlon Iii, 46, 7540 Pfeiffer Road, unauthorized use of motor vehicle at East Galbraith Road, March 2. Ralph C. Smith, 69, 9847 Zig Zag Road, theft at 7795 Jolain Drive, Feb. 27. Trisha A. Schneider, 24, 2047 Cedarville, open container at Westbound Ronald Reagan Highway, Feb. 23. Soon Gyum, 20, 8069 Village Drive,

Sycamore Township Fire Department 911 calls from Jan. 26 to Feb. 28: Jan. 26, Kugler Mill, medical emergency Jan. 29, Kenwood, medical emergency Jan. 29, Snider, fall Jan. 29, Deerfield, medical emergency Jan. 29, Second, medical emergency Jan. 29, Galbraith, medical emergency Jan. 30, Fifth, motor vehicle accident Jan. 31, Blue Ash, medical emergency Jan. 31, Montgomery, medical emergency Jan. 31, Reed Hartman, medical emergency Jan. 31, Village, structure fire Feb. 1, Montgomery, alarm activation Feb. 1, Dearwester, fall Feb. 1, Galbraith, fall Feb. 1, Montgomery, fall Feb. 1, Montgomery, fall Feb. 1, Northlake, medical emergency Feb. 1, Buckland, medical emergency Feb. 2, Galbraith, fall Feb. 2, Blue Ash, medical emergency Feb. 2, Galbraith, medical emergency Feb. 2, Frolic, medical emergency Feb. 2, Applewood, fall Feb. 2, Dearwester, fall Feb. 2, Galbraith, medical emergency Feb. 2, Dearwester, no patient contact Feb. 2, Northcreek, medical emergency Feb. 2, Kugler Mill, medical emergency Feb. 2, Dearwester, medical emergency Feb. 3, Cooper, smoke scare Feb. 3, Montgomery, elevator malfunction Feb. 3, Chetbert, medical emergency Feb. 3, Montgomery, medical emergency Feb. 3, Galbraith, medical emergency Feb. 3, Emerald @ Blue Ash, medical emergency Feb. 3, Kenwood @ Montgomery, motor vehicle accident Feb. 4, Sharon, overheated motor Feb. 4, Goldcoast, alarm activation Feb. 4, Dearwester, medical emergency Feb. 4, Wicklow, fall Feb. 4, Larchview, lift assist Feb. 4, Miami Hills, medical emergency Feb. 4, Montgomery, fall Feb. 4, Dearwester, medical emergency Feb. 4, Evans, fall Feb. 4, Sixth, medical emergency Feb. 4, Langhorst, medical emergency Feb. 5, Hunt, structure fire Feb. 5, Hunt, structure fire Feb. 5, Longford, fall Feb. 5, Hunt, no patient contact Feb. 5, Alma, no patient contact Feb. 5, Evans, lift assist Feb. 5, Northcreek, medical emergency Feb. 5, Pine, medical emergency Feb. 5, View Point, no patient contact Feb. 6, Montgomery, alarm activation Feb. 6, Whipporwill, structure fire Feb. 6, Reed Hartman, fall

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disorderly conduct at 10615 Montgomery Road, Feb. 24. Juvenile, 16, , public indecencyengage in sex act at 7400 Cornell Road, Feb. 18. Juvenile, 16, , public indecencyengage in sex act at 7400 Cornell Road, Feb. 18.

Incidents/investigations Telecommunications harassment At 10708 Woodgate Lane, March 1.


A man said someone took his morning newspaper, value 75 cents at 7795 Jolain Drive, Feb. 25. A newspaper delivery woman said someone has been stealing newspapers from her route at 9961 Zig Zag Road, Feb. 21.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle At 7540 Pfeiffer Road, Feb. 24.

SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Juvenile male, 17, disorderly conduct at 7799 Montgomery Road, Feb. 9. Juvenile male, 13, disorderly conduct at 7799 Montgomery Road, Feb. 9. Ricky Sundgren, 39, 3641 Parfore Court, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Feb. 11. Tony Fannon, 27, no address given, theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, Feb. 16. Tara Serger, 29, 8670 Darnell Ave., theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, Feb. 16. Bradley Richardson, 20, 1000 Tuscarora Drive, theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, Feb. 12. Katie Kirala, 20, 6533 Covey Court, theft at 7913 US 22, Feb. 12. Zachary Merritt, 26, 6071 St. Regis Drive, disorderly conduct at 7273 Chetbert Drive, Feb. 17.


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Feb. 6, Montgomery, medical emergency Feb. 6, Montgomery, medical emergency Feb. 7, Millview, CO alarm Feb. 7, Millview, medical emergency Feb. 7, Dearwester, fall Feb. 7, Chetbert, fall Feb. 7, Longford, medical emergency Feb. 7, Dearwester, medical emergency Feb. 8, Montgomery, gas leak Feb. 8, Brittany, chimney fire Feb. 8, Blue Ash, structure fire Feb. 8, Lakehurst, medical emergency Feb. 8, Reed Hartman, medical emergency Feb. 8, Crystal, medical emergency Feb. 8, Dearwester, medical emergency Feb. 8, Galbraith, medical emergency Feb. 8, Montgomery, medical emergency Feb. 8, Northcreek, medical emergency Feb. 8, Pine, medical emergency Feb. 8, St. Clair, medical emergency Feb. 9, Montgomery, alarm activation Feb. 9, Montgomery, alarm activation Feb. 9, Lamont, good intent Feb. 9, Montgomery, alarm activation Feb. 9, Quail Hollow, medical emergency Feb. 9, Galbraith, medical emergency Feb. 9, East Galbraith @ Montgomery, medical emergency Feb. 9, Plainfield, medical emergency Feb. 9, I 71 @ Montgomery, motor vehicle accident Feb. 9, Darnell, medical emergency Feb. 9, Styrax, medical emergency Feb. 9, Barrington, medical emergency Feb. 10, Montgomery, alarm activation Feb. 10, Montgomery, alarm activation Feb. 10, Montgomery, alarm activation Feb. 10, Montgomery, CO alarm Feb. 10, Galbraith, fall Feb. 10, Montgomery, good intent Feb. 10,Montgomery, fall Feb. 10, Theodore, medical emergency Feb. 10, Donna, medical emergency Feb. 10, Dearwester, fall Feb. 10, Dearwester, medical emergency Feb. 10, Montgomery, motor vehicle accident Feb. 10, Darnell, medical emergency Feb. 10, Montgomery, medical emergency Feb. 10, Northlake, medical emergency Feb. 10, Montgomery, medical emergency Feb. 11, Galbraith, medical emergency Feb. 11, Hosbrook, medical emergency Feb. 11, Monroe, medical emergency Feb. 11, Montgomery, fall Feb. 11, Galbraith, fall Feb. 11, Fourth, medical emergency Feb. 11, Evans, no patient contact Feb. 11, Parrot, medical emergency Feb. 11, Pine Cove, medical emergency Feb. 12, Kugler Mill, medical emergency Feb. 12, Longworth, fall Feb. 12, Montgomery, medical emergency Feb. 12, Montgomery, alarm activation Feb. 12, Starting Gate, alarm activation Feb. 12, Reed Hartman, medical emergency Feb. 13, Galbraith, fall Feb. 13, Kugler Mill, medical emergency Feb. 13, Kenwood Crossing, medical emergency Feb. 13, Pine, medical emergency Feb. 13, Dearwester, medical emergency Feb. 13, Tiki, medical emergency Feb. 13, Montgomery, medical emergency Feb. 13, Dearwester, medical emergency Feb. 13, Montgomery, structure fire Feb. 13, Reed Hartman, fall Feb. 14, Montgomery, motor vehicle accident Feb. 14, Tiki, fall Feb. 14, Montgomery, medical emergency Feb. 14, Kenwood, fall Feb. 14, Galbraith, medical emergency Feb. 15, Montgomery, alarm activation Feb. 15, Dearwester, fall Feb. 15, Chetbert, medical emergency Feb. 15, Galbraith, medical emergency Feb. 15, Darnell, medical emergency Feb. 15, Dearwester, medical emergency Feb. 15, Donegal, medical emergency Feb. 15, Sixth, medical emergency Feb. 15, School, medical emergency Feb. 16, Larchview, fall Feb. 16, Tiki, medical emergency Feb. 16, Kenwood, medical emergency

Feb. 16, Galbraith, no patient contact Feb. 16, Monroe, medical emergency Feb. 16, Reed Hartman, medical emergency Feb. 16, Northlake, medical emergency Feb. 17, Stoneham, CO alarm Feb. 17, Belfast, alarm activation Feb. 17, Kenwood, alarm activation Feb. 17, Frolic, medical emergency Feb. 17, Montgomery, medical emergency Feb. 17, Keller, medical emergency Feb. 17, Montgomery, medical emergency Feb. 17, I 71 @ Kenwood, motor vehicle accident Feb. 17, Galbraith, medical emergency Feb. 17, Glenover, fall Feb. 17, Kugler Mill, medical emergency Feb. 18, Fields Ertel, alarm activation Feb. 18, Terwilliger Knoll, alarm activation Feb. 18, Northcreek, medical emergency Feb. 18, Plainfield, medical emergency Feb. 18, Frolic, no patient contact Feb. 18, Dearwester, no patient contact Feb. 18, Dearwester, fall Feb. 18, Crystal, medical emergency Feb. 19, Longford, alarm activation Feb. 19, Fields Ertel, alarm activation Feb. 19, Kenwood @ Montgomery, motor vehicle accident Feb. 19, Dearwester, fall Feb. 19, Montgomery, fall Feb. 19, Myrtle, fall Feb. 19, Woodlawn, medical emergency Feb. 19, Montgomery, medical emergency Feb. 19, First, medical emergency Feb. 19, Montgomery, medical emergency Feb. 19, Montgomery, no patient contact Feb. 20, Mantell, medical emergency Feb. 20, Donegal, medical emergency Feb. 20, Galbraith, medical emergency Feb. 20, Weskin, medical emergency Feb. 20, Galbraith, medical emergency Feb. 20, Montgomery, burn Feb. 20, Kugler Mill, medical emergency Feb. 20, Montgomery, medical emergency Feb. 21, Galbraith, fall Feb. 21, Kenwood, medical emergency Feb. 21, Montgomery, medical emergency Feb. 21, Loveland Madeira, medical emergency Feb. 21, Trotters Chase, medical emergency Feb. 22, School, medical emergency Feb. 22, Wexford, medical emergency Feb. 22, Dearwester, medical emergency Feb. 22, Dearwester, lift assist Feb. 22, Montgomery, fall Feb. 22, Conrey, medical emergency Feb. 22, Conrey, medical emergency Feb. 23, Dearwester, medical emergency Feb. 23, Dearwester, medical emergency Feb. 23, Frane, medical emergency Feb. 23, Montgomery, medical emergency Feb. 23, Belfast, medical emergency Feb. 24, Lakehurst, alarm activation Feb. 24, Dearwester, fall Feb. 24, Montgomery, fall Feb. 24, Galbraith, no patient contact Feb. 24, Reed Hartman, no patient contact Feb. 24, Reed Hartman, medical emergency Feb. 24, I 275 @ Montgomery, motor vehicle accident Feb. 24, Longford, fall Feb. 25, Illinois, cooking fire Feb. 25, Hosea, structure fire Feb. 25, Dearwester, medical emergency Feb. 25, Chaucer, no patient contact Feb. 25, Montgomery, fall Feb. 26, Grooms, alarm activation Feb. 26, Montgomery, alarm activation Feb. 26, Montgomery, fall Feb. 26, Village, medical emergency Feb. 26, Montgomery, medical emergency Feb. 26, Montgomery, fall Feb. 26, Eldora, medical emergency Feb. 26, Pine, medical emergency Feb. 27, Hunt, smoke removal Feb. 27, Galbraith, fall Feb. 27, Frolic, medical emergency Feb. 27, Galbraith, medical emergency Feb. 27, Pine, medical emergency Feb. 27, Montgomery, fall Feb. 28, Kingslake, lift assist Feb. 28, Kingslake, medical emergency Feb. 28, Winesap, medical emergency Feb. 28, Williams, no patient contact

Incidents/investigations Burglary

Residence entered and glass, jewelry, TV of unknown value removed at 4201 Kugler Mill Road, Feb. 18.


Jewelry valued at $5,999 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Feb. 17. Vehicle entered and wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Feb. 15. Merchandise of unknown value removed at 5901 E. Galbraith Road, Feb. 12. License plate removed from vehicle at I71, Feb. 12. Reported at 8341 Kenwood Road, Feb. 17.

SYMMES TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Alix Whalen, 18, 9006 Kunker Road, theft

at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, Feb. 13. Juvenile female, 16, theft at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, Feb. 13. Juvenile female, 17, theft at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, Feb. 10.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damaging

Mailbox damaged at 12066 Paul Meadows Drive, Feb. 8. Mailbox damaged at 8505 Twilight Tear Lane, Feb. 17.

Criminal mischief

Air let out of vehicle tires at 11679 Windy Hill St., Feb. 13.

Identity theft

Reported at 9036 Line Road, Feb. 18.


Attempt made to pass counterfeit currency at 8969 Fields Ertel Road, Feb. 18.

Landscaping series at zoo Looking forward to spring? Well, back by popular demand is the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 2010 Landscaping for the Homeowner Series. Presented by the zoo’s director of horticulture Steve Foltz, this 10-class series is one of the most informative and complete landscape series for homeowners in the Tristate area. Offering insight on design, preparation and plant selection, the classes can be taken separately or as a complete series building upon one another. If you are considering new additions to your garden, these classes provide good insight on soil preparation, maintenance and plant selection that you will need to be ready to create a thriving and beautiful garden in the spring. All classes meet every Wednesday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for 10 weeks. Cost for the complete series is $70 for zoo members; $90 for non-

members. Individual classes are $10 for zoo members; $12 for non-members. For additional information or to register for the 2010 Landscaping for the Homeowner Series, please call 513-559-7767. March 17 – Perennial Plants Part 2 – The second part of perennial plants will also be a slide show of perennials for the landscape. This group will include ornamental grasses, roses, vines and other great perennial plants. March 24 – Gardening for Wildlife – A new addition to the series, this class will focus on creating specialized areas of the landscape for wildlife gardening including butterfly and bird gardens and utilizing native plants in the landscape. Visit the Zoo’s Web site at for information on other opportunities and programs offered for the gardening enthusiast in your family.

Mason joins fire collaborative Community Press Staff Report

The Fire Chiefs of the Northeast Fire Collaborative announce the expansion of the fire collaborative to include the Mason Fire Department. The addition of the city of Mason brings the total number of firefighters represented in the collaborative to 345, the square miles protected to 71 square miles and the population served to 105,000 people from the Loveland Symmes, Sycamore Township, Blue Ash, Sharonville and now Mason fire departments. Mason is the first department added to the collaborative since its inception last spring. These six communities will work in unison to enhance fire firefighter safety, fire protection services and response guidelines all while working under similar policies and combining their

purchasing power and resources. “The addition of the city of Mason will work well towards progressing the goals and strategies of the collaborative,” said Chief Ralph Hammonds, president of the collaborative. “ By working closer together we can provide a higher quality, more efficient service to our communities, and make better use of our financial resources,” Mason Fire Chief John Moore said. The Northeast Fire Collaborative was organized by the cities of Blue Ash, Sharonville, Loveland and the townships of Symmes and Sycamore. The mission of the organization is to combine services to provide a safer more efficient fire service while increasing fire ground safety and cost effectiveness all while maintaining local autonomy.


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10555 Montgomery Road: Robin Cheryl to Armstrong John P. & Bethany L.; $144,274.


4307 Kugler Mill Road: Anders Barry W. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Association; $48,500. 5543 Firethorn Court: Rippe Joseph L. Jr. & Amy L. to Rippe Joseph F. Tr; $275,000.


Snider Road: Engelhart Joseph M. & Melissa Schroeder to Takas Gregory J. Tr & Melissa A. Tr; $700,000. 11222 Snider Road: Engelhart Joseph M. & Melissa Schroeder to Takas Gregory J. Tr & Melissa A. Tr; $700,000. 9963 Bentcreek Drive: Sepello Cassandra A. & Robert D. to Cagwin David & Michelle; $285,000.


March 10, 2010

Northeast Suburban Life


NEWSMAKERS Resident graduates

Brian Kishpaugh formally of Blue Ash and residing in Norwood, received his MBA in business from Xavier University in December. He has been employed at the R.A. Jones company in Kentucky since June of 2006 as an electrical design engineer. His very first job was a newspaper delivery boy at the age of 9 for the TriCounty Press and then the Northeast Suburban Life. He held this job for four years until his sister took over his route. He is the son of Kathy Kishpaugh of Blue Ash.

Scouts honor resident

The Girl Scouts of Western Ohio in Cincinnati recently announced its 2010 Woman of Distinction honorees. They are: Princess Davis, Cincinnati Police Department, police officer; Dr. Beatrice Lampkin of Blue Ash, founder of Glad House; Lynn Marmer, The Kroger Co., group vice president, corporate affairs; Betsy Ross, Game Day Communications, president, and Moe Rouse, community leader. Lampkin, professor emerita of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, has devoted her life to research and efforts towards diagnosing and treating children with leukemia, other childhood cancers and blood diseases. She joined the Divcision of hematology/oncology at CCHMC in 1965 and in 1973, was appointed the director of the division. She built this division from her one full-time faculty member to 13 faculty and six fellows when she retired in 1991. In 1993, Lampkin was a key founder in starting GLAD House (Giving Life A Dream), a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of children and their families by breaking the cycle of addiction and promoting mental health among children. The reception will be hosted by John and Betsy LaMacchia (1994 Woman of Distinction) Wednesday,

March 10, at The Queen City Club. Sponsoring companies include: Bartlett & Co., Cincinnati Bell, Planes Moving and Storage, and Turnbull-Wahlert Construction, Gold Level; PNC Bank, RiverPoint Capital Management, Silver Level; and Horan Associates, The Kroger Company, and Mutual of America, Bronze Level. Julie Isphording (1992 Woman of Distinction), author, talk show host, and public speaker is the emcee. More information about the honorees can be found on the second and third page of this document. The Woman of Distinction Award was established in 1990 to recognize the significant achievements of women who demonstrate strong initiative and personal leadership on issues related to women and youth. While some of these women are well-known, others have worked quietly to accomplish their goals. Each honoree is an important role model for today’s Girl Scout. Her life and work exemplify the values of Girl Scouting. In partnership with 15,000 adult volunteers, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio serves nearly 50,000 girl members in 32 counties throughout western Ohio and southeastern Indiana, and is chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA, the premier organization for and leading authority on girls. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. To locate cookies, volunteer your time, make a donation, or find out more, call 800537-6241, 489-1025, or visit

Senator named ‘Watchdog of the Treasury’

State Sen. Shannon Jones (R-7th District) received the “Watchdog of the Treasury” Award from the United Conservatives of Ohio for her work during the 127th General Assembly. Jones, who has consis-

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Resident joins Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati

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Local Residents in Amazement as Collectors Provide a Stimulus Package to Cincinnati! By Jason Delong

Treasure Hunters Roadshow STAFF WRITER

Gold and Silver pour into yesterdays Roadshow due to highest prices in 40 years.

is buying. “Gold and silver markets are soaring.” says Archie Davis, a Roadshow representative. “Broken jewelry and gold or silver coins add up very quickly. I just finished working with a gentleman that had an old class ring, two bracelets, and handful of

Yesterday at the Duke Energy Convention Center, hundreds lined up to cash antiques, collectibles, gold and jewelry in at the Roadshow. The free event is in Cincinnati all week buying gold, silver antiques and collectibles. One visitor I spoke with

“If you go to the Roadshow, you can cash-in your items for top dollar. Roadshow representatives will be available to assess and purchase your items at the Duke Energy Convention Center through Sunday in Cincinnati.”

“It is unbelievable, I brought in some old coins that had been in a little cigar box for years and some old herringbone necklaces and in less than fifteen minutes I left with a check for $712.37.” yesterday said “It’s unbelievable, I brought in some old coins that had been in a little cigar box for years and some old herringbone necklaces and in less than fifteen minutes I left with a check for $712.37. That stuff has been in my jewelry box and dresser for at least 20 years.” Another gentlemen brought an old Fender guitar his father bought years ago. “Dad had less than fifty bucks in that guitar.” The Roadshow expert that assisted him, made a few phone calls and a Veterinarian in Seattle, Washington bought the guitar for $5700.00. The seller continued, “I got another $150.00 for a broken necklace and an old class ring, it’s not everyday

Above • A couple waits with anticipation while Roadshow expert examines their antiques and gold items. The Roadshow is at the Duke Energy Convention Center this week. someone brings six thousand dollars to town with your name on it.” Jeff Parsons, President of the Treasure Hunters Roadshow commented, “Lots of people have items that they know are valuable but just don’t know where to sell them. Old toys, trains, swords, guitars,

Collectors desire vintage military items, Items from both U.S. and foreign origins from the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Spanish-American War, Revolutionary War and Calvary times have great value. Items such as swords, daggers, medals, hardware bayonets, etc.

pocket watches or just about anything old is valuable to collectors. These collectors are willing to pay big money for those items they are looking for.” This week’s Roadshow is the place to get connected with those collectors. The process is free and anyone can brings items down to the event. If the

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We have been directly involved in millions of dollars worth of rare cash and coin sales over the past 15 years.

Our private collectors are seeking all types of rare coins and currency. We have the resources available to pay you top prices for all types of rare coins or entire collections. We can arrange a private discreet meeting with you at your bank or in one of our private suites. Whether you are ready to sell your life long collection or you are settling an estate we are at your service. We are professional, honest and discreet.

Cash in with the power of the International Collectors Association Treasure Hunters Roadshow represents over 5000 members worldwide who are paying TOP DOLLAR the following types of items. • COINS - Any and all coins made before 1964. This includes all silver and gold coins, dollars, half dollars, quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies. All conditions wanted! • GOLD & SILVER - PRICES AT 40 YEAR HIGH! for platinum, gold and silver during this event. Broken jewelry, dental gold, old coins, pocket watches, Kruggerands, Gold bars Canadian Maple Leafs, etc.

• WATCHES & POCKET WATCHES - Rolex, Tiffany, Hublot, Omega, Chopard, Cartier, Philippe, Ebel, Waltham, Swatch, Chopard, Elgin, Bunn Special, Railroad, Illinois, Hamilton, all others.

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• JEWELRY - Gold, Silver, Platinum, diamonds, rubies, sapphires and all types of stones, metals, etc. Rings, bracelets, necklaces, all others including broken jewelry. Early costume jewelry wanted.

• Gather items of interest from your attic, garage, basement, etc There is no limit to the amount of items you .can bring • No appointment necessary • If interested in selling, we will consult our collector ’s database to see if a buyer exists. 90% of all items have offers in our database • The offer is made on the spot on behalf of our collectors making the offer • If you decide to accept the offer, we will pay you on the spot and ship the item to the collector. The collector pays all shipping and handling charges • You get 100% of the offer with no hidden fees

silver dollars,… his check was for over $650.00. I would say that there were well over 100 people in here yesterday that sold their scrap gold.” One gentleman holding his check for over $1250.00 in the lobby of the event yesterday had this comment, “I am so happy I decided to come to the Roadshow. I saw the newspaper ad for the event and brought in an old German sword I brought back from World War II and some old coins and here is my check. What a great thing for our community. I am heading home now to see what else I have they might be interested in.” The Roadshow continues today starting at 9am. The event is free and no appointment is needed.

• TOYS, TRAINS & DOLLS - All types of toys made before 1965

including: Hot Wheels, Tonka, Buddy L, Smith Miller, Nylint, Robots, battery toys, Mickey Mouse, train sets, all gauges, accessories, individual cars, Marklin, American Flyer, Lionel, Hafner, all other trains, Barbie Dolls, GI Joe, Shirley Temple, Characters, German, all makers accepted.

• MILITARY ITEMS, SWORDS - Civil War, Revolutionary War, WWI, WWII, etc. Items of interest include swords, badges, clothes, photos, medals, knives, gear, letters, The older the swords, the better. All types wanted. • ADVERTISING ITEMS - Metal and Porcelain signs, gas companies,

beer and liquor makers, automobile, implements, etc.

From a single item to complete collections, the most sought after types of coins are: • Any coins dated prior to 1820, especially those dated 1700’s • High Grade Early Coins • Graded Coins • Proof Coins • Gold Coins with C, D,O and CC mint marks • Rare Dates • Complete Coin Type sets • Rare Paper Currency

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Silver and Gold Coin Prices Up During Poor Economy.

Collectors and Enthusiasts in Cincinnati with $2,000,000 to Purchase Yours!

Got Coin? It might be just the time to cash in. This week starting Monday and continuing through Sunday, the International Collectors Association in conjunction with Treasure Hunters Roadshow will be purchasing all types of silver and gold coins direct from the public. All are welcome and the event is free.

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