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Correction Nine candidates for the open Montgomery city manager job will be evaluated by an "inhouse assessment center" of city employees working with Montgomery City Council membersnot an outside assessment center - to save taxpayers money, according to Councilwoman Gerri Harbison.

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BLUE ASH — A pilots group trying to save the Blue Ash Airport says Cincinnati’s recently announced plans to close it has the group in a tailspin. A “Save the Blue Ash Airport Committee” will continue lobbying Cincinnati and Blue Ash officials to keep the facility on Glendale-Milford Road open, said Steve Sprovach of Indian Hill, a committee member. “As recently as (the week of March 5), Cincinnati had a motion under consideration to begin negotiations to sell the remaining airport property to Blue Ash,” said Sprovach, vice president of Flying Neutrons, a 100member flying club based at the Blue Ash Airport. The club

formed the airport committee in November. “We will still pursue this hope (to keep the airport open), but (Cincinnati’s) announcement tells us pretty clearly that Cincinnati doesn’t seem to share our interests in keeping this resource,” Sprovach said. Blue Ash owns 130 acres of property at the Blue Ash Airport, which it bought from Cincinnati and is developing into a park. Cincinnati owns the remain-

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ing 100 acres at the Blue Ash Airport, which is the property that holds airport operations such as the runway. Cincinnati had planned to reconfigure airport operations and continue to run it. Cincinnati City Manager Milton Dohoney Jr., however, sent a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration in Washington, D.C., March 9 saying Cincinnati plans to permanently close airport operations at the Blue Ash Airport no earlier than June 8. “The Blue Ash Airport operates far below its capacity, and currently does not generate enough income to properly maintain the airport.” Dohoney said. “There are five other general aviation airports within 30 miles of Blue Ash, including Lunken Airport. “These five airports have sufficient capacity to accommodate any additional operations from the closing of the Blue Ash Airport,” Dohoney said. Sprovach said the Save the Blue Ash Airport Committee put together a press release saying the closure would be “the unfortunate final act of a series of broken promises made by Cincinnati over the years.” “Cincinnati has refused years of federal grants designated for airport maintenance, allowing

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the airport to fall into disrepair,” the release said. “When Cincinnati sold off airport property to Blue Ash in 2007, they agreed to replace the taxiways and move the airport buildings yet did not. “And in their closure notice (to the Federal Aviation Administration), Cincinnati claims that it is not economically feasible to reconfigure the airport, yet they have already received $5 million of the $37.5 million sale proceeds from the property already sold (to Blue Ash for a park) which, by federal statute, must be used within the aviation system,” the release said. “The citizens of Blue Ash and of the surrounding region should be appalled that Cincinnati has neglected and ultimately taken away this very important regional resource forever.” Dohoney said in a memo to Cincinnati City Council March 9 that it would be against the best interests of Cincinnati taxpayers to continue operation of the Blue Ash Airport. “Annual airport revenues have fallen and do not cover the city’s costs for routine maintenance and operations, let alone pay for the costly capital proSee PILOTS, Page A2

End date looms for fire dept. bids By Leah Fightmaster lfightmaster@communitypress.com

Sycamore Township’s request for bids to outsource fire and EMS services deadline draws nearer, with the date set for this Wednesday. The Board of Trustees maintains that the request was issued so it can determine all of its options to cut the fire budget to $3.3 million. Trustees President Tom Weidman said the board does “not want to pass on the burden” of funding the fire department beyond the current fire levy. He also maintains that the request for proposals, or RFP, “is not a move to privatize the fire department” in Sycamore Township. The 2012 budget for the fire department is more than $1 million than the fire levy brings in. Funding losses from the estate

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of reviewing the bids. Sycamore resident John Abraham said that he supports the RFP because he expects the trustees to look at every option before making major cuts to the department or asking for a levy. “The RFP has to be done,” he said. “Before you look at me for more taxes, I expect you to look at all options.” The Sycamore Township Fire Fighters Union submitted a costcutting proposal to the township, which association President Kelby Thoreson said outlined $1.6 million in cuts. Cuts proposed by the union moved the schedule from the current 24-hour work/72-hour off system to a 24-hour work/48-hour off schedule, which would have firefighters working more hours at the same salary. Thoreson said this would create a 12.5 percent

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jects needed to continue operation of the airport in coming years (e.g., runway and taxiway paving projects),” Dohoney said. Dohoney said the 2006 agreement with Blue Ash for the sale of Blue Ash Airport property for a park says if Cincinnati and Blue Ash cannot get the funding necessary to reconfigure the airport within five years, Cincinnati can close it.

Cincinnati has no immediate plans for the Blue Ash Airport property it owns, Dohoney said, but the 2006 agreement also gives Blue Ash 60 days to make an offer for purchase of that land and a year-long right of first refusal if potential buyers appear. Cincinnati has not contacted Blue Ash regarding a sale or donation of the property Cincinnati owns at the Blue Ash Airport, Blue Ash officials have said. Blue Ash officials have said it would cost Blue Ash

a minimum investment of $20 million - not including the price of land – to operate the airport. Weber said it would be premature to address what specifically what would be appropriate development on the Cincinnati-owned property at the Blue Ash Airport. “Suffice to say any development must be consistent with and complementary to the construction of the park,” Weber said. Blue Ash plans to begin work later this year on water, sewer and utilities for the new park at the Blue

Ash Airport. The second phase of the park - to include a multipurpose pavilion, playgrounds, gardens, an observation tower, restaurants and bistros - should begin in 2014. Meanwhile, Cincinnati and the Federal Aviation Administration continue to bump heads over whether Cincinnati is bound by a federal law requiring Cincinnati to use for airport purposes any airport revenue it receives – including the millions of dollars it is collecting and will continue to collect from Blue

Ash for the Blue Ash Airport property it bought from Cincinnati. “The simplest solution to this complicated problem is for Cincinnati to sell the remainder of the property (including the runway) to Blue Ash,” said Scott Meyer of Deerfield Township, another representative of the Save the Blue Ash Airport Committee. “Doing that will ultimately activate the (federal) ‘Air 21’ provision and grant Cincinnati unencumbered use of their money,” said Meyer, who

also is a member of the international Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, which is headquartered in Frederick, Md., and helping the local pilots fighting to keep the Blue Ash Airport open. “Cincinnati would have free access to their money from Blue Ash.” Meyer said. “Blue Ash would have the freedom to build their park without fear that some judge would issue a restraining order stopping construction. “The airport would be safe for the foreseeable future.”

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likely to pay any more toward EMS transportation. Township Administrator Bruce Raabe said the proposal, while it suggested possible cuts to be considered, still did not bring

the budget to the necessary amount of $3.3 million. Sycamore Township has already received at least one bid for outsourcing the department’s services, and Fire Chief William Jetter has said he is also working on his own budget proposal. Weidman said he thinks the trustees will take about a month to discuss the bids, if more are submitted, before any sort of decision is made. Meanwhile, no plans for a levy have been discussed as a future option, although Weidman said it still remains a possibility.

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Excess salt creates storage problems By Leah Fightmaster lfightmaster@communitypress.com

The Tristate area's mild winter could have several communities on the hook for a lot of unused salt this year. Sycamore Township could be responsible for 80 percent, or 1,600 tons, of salt, but the township has nowhere to store it.

The township had none of its order shipped this year, and still has salt in storage from last year. Sycamore Township is included on the city of Cincinnati's contract with Morton Salt, and the city is negotiating with the company to determine a solution, Sycamore Township Superintendent Tracy Kellums said.

Morton suggested extending the contract through June 30 at no additional charge, storing, but not shipping it for an extra $4 per ton. If the township agrees to signing a new contract through April 2013, Morton will not raise the price, but will require the township to pay 4 percent of the trucks' fuel costs, Kellums said.

Sycamore Township pays about $62 per ton of salt, and has storage for about 400 more tons. Storing the 1,600 tons of salt the township would receive without taking the contract extension would cost about $4,800, as well as present environmental problems, Administrator Bruce Raabe said. Kellums said the town-

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ThecampaignforPrinceton's first operating levy since1999 paid off, as voters passed the ballot issue with a 60 percent vote. That means the district will have to cut $1 million a year for the next three years, instead of an immediate $6.5 million. Thatwillkeepthedistrict lean,butadministratorssaid thosefundswillensureitcan be sustained. “Times have been tough, but we’ve planned well and conservatively,” Superintendent Gary Pack said. “We’ve cut, eliminated and slashed, while trying to retain all that makes Princeton great. "It’s been tough at every level,butthelevy’soutcome, the first new operating money since 1999, makes it evident that our community seesourworkandvaluesour schools. "We are very, very appreciative of that.” School Board President Steve Moore thanked volun-

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voter.” High School Principal William Sprankles said the levyoutcomewillhaveapositiveimpactonthePrinceton community. "It will not only protect current programs and services and maintain some resources, but it's also a strong investmentinregardstomorale from our community. "That's sometimes of greater value," Sprankles said. "It goes into the intrinsic motivation of employees, when you know that's the volumeofsupportfromresidents and parents. "It will be a big shot of encouragement for our district," he said. "It makes you even more proud to work in this district."

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Pierson, 32, who against orders from Hamilton County social workers was living with his girlfriend Pamela Burton in her Sycamore Township trailer, is accused of fatally beating James to death. His arrest report says Pierson caused James’ death by “repeatedly striking him, causing internal injuries and bleeding.” Pierson was babysitting James while James’ mother attended classes as Brown Mackey College, where she was seeking a degree in criminal justice, according to family members. James’ biological father, Robert Livesay, slipped in at the end of the hearing. “I want revenge,” Livesay said. “This should have never happened.” Then he collapsed in

grief on a nearby bench, bending his head into his hands. He said what James’ maternal aunt told the Enquirer: James was hospitalized last year after being left in Pierson’s care. Police and Hamilton County Job and Family Services workers investigated, but no charges were filed, Livesay said. Brian Gregg, a spokesman for JFS, said the agency was involved in James’ family’s life last July and the case was closed the following month. Gregg won’t say more on the advice of the prosecutor’s office, which acts as the welfare agency’s attorney. That investigation ended with JFS telling Burton Pierson was not allowed to live with her, or even allowed in the trailer park,

according to Burton’s sister, Teresa Madison. Brandi Ohmer, Livesay’s neighbor and friend, blamed James’ mother, Pamela Burton. “She let him back in,” said Ohmer, who was at Livesay side during the court hearing. “She is just as guilty for willingly letting him back in.” Pierson’s mother, Lori Pierson, said her son is innocent. She said she doesn’t know who killed James, but urged people to “wait until they hear the whole story.” Pierson has two prior arrests in Clermont County, only one them resulting in a conviction, court records show. In 1997 he was accused of domestic violence and ended up being found guilty of misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

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Students from Rockwern and Pleasant Hill academies visit with former Cincinnati Red Leo Cardenas. THANKS TO JULIA WEINSTEIN

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For the second year in a row, Rockwern Academy collaborated with another school, to read a book, “Of Thee I Sing,” and have a pen pal project. On Feb. 22, Rockwern’s sixthgrade visited Pleasant Hill Academy to take a tour around their school, and chat with their penpals. Also, adding to the good time, two former Cincinnati Reds players - Chuck Harmon, the first African-American Reds player, and Leo Cardenas - visited to talk to the students. A third player, Charlie “Whip” Davis, was ill. The day began with all of the students meeting in the school’s library, and then they began the tour. The Rockwern students were led to the fifth-grade classrooms, to the seventh- and eighthgrade classrooms, to the kindergarten, and many other places. In one classroom, the teacher in the classroom was talking about a student’s lineage. The school, which is 100 percent African-American, has many different lineages.

Former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Leo Cardenas talks with Rockwern Academy sixth-grader Asher Weinstein. THANKS TO JULIA WEINSTEIN

After the tour, the students went back to the library and greeted the ballplayers who were waiting there. Both Cardenas and Harmon were willing to talk and gave signed baseball cards to the kids.

Tony Williams, who is treasurer, of the organization “Seniors with a Purpose,” or SWAP, who drives the former players around, introduced them as the students went to their seats, and after the players talked for a little while, the students were able to ask questions. The questions were good, and the players were animated in their responses, and talked for quite a while. Also visiting the school were two people working for the Reds’ community relations department, Lorrie Platt, director of community relations, and Kylee Barnett, community relations coordinator. After this, the meeting died down, but was not yet over. The students were given snacks, and then performed a dance. The Rockwern students left after the dance, but it was an experience that will never be forgotten by the students involved.

First Honors - Joseph Benzinger, Trevor Betz, Mark Bugada, Andrew Carmichael, Philip Cleves, Chad Crable, Erik Deeds, John Dickens, Nicholas Geraci, William Gilles, Samuel Hubbard, Kevin Morrison, Robert Naber, Gregory Nymberg, Anthony Platz, Joshua Schaefer, Nicholas Schlueter and Aaron Webb. Second Honors - Daniel Abeln, Alexander Bailey, Matthew Boyle, Andrew Cook, Zachary Jansing, Richard Jaspers, Nicholas Mangiaracina, Robert Mechley, Austin Morrow, Nolan Morrow, James Rieger, Sean Schwab, Tracey Stacey and Quincy Williams.

Juniors First Honors - Kenton Asbrock, Brett Carlin, John Collins, Quinn Collison, Zachary Hoffman, Christopher Kessling, Stephen Lair, John Lynch, Matthew Messina, Anthony Pisciotta, Derek Schappacher, Eric Scott and Michael Stevenson. Second Honors - Grady Beerck, Jelan Boyd, Alexander Burgdorf, Garrett DeVore, Eric Kraemer and Keith Rucker.

Seniors First Honors - Jacob Alexander, Jonathan Ashbrock, Michael Bender, Lucas Bruggeman, Luke Bugada, Benjamin Gilles, Stephen Hackman, Mark Havens, Connor Lotz, Bryan Martin, Lincoln Reed, Michael Rieger, Trevor Schnedl, Nicholas Stofko, Timothy Valentine and Joseph Walsh.

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

Freshmen Honors - Tess Bellamy, Nicole Callirgos, Colleen Clancy, Sarah Cowperthwait, Nishtha Gupta, Lauren Haney, Claire Hauck, Sara Huber, Elizabeth Jordan, Maura Kopchak, Maria Marshall, Mary McCormick, Emma Niehaus, Margaret O'Brien, Audrey Phipps, Sara Robertson, Kelsey Tepe and Jennifer Welch.

Sophomores Honors - Grace Adams, Ana Aguilar, Sydney Carroll, Kelly Grogan, Alison Hackman, Allison Hogan, Michelle Hricovsky, Julie Ivers, Elizabeth Kiley, Anna Levesque, Mary Grace McCuen, Natalie Michael, Kristin Rodriguez, Lauren Rom, Lisa Ruggiero, Brooke Sabo, Chandler Sambrookes, Aleeya Shareef, Caroline Smith, Erin Tinney and Jennifer Whang.

Juniors First Honors - Liz Bender, Bridget Blood, Margaret Boyer, Michele Christy, Julia Court, Elizabeth Hellmann, Erin Honebrink, Kelly Kaes, Kelly Kopchak, Kelly Lutmer, Marissa Mitchell, Madison Nelis, Marisa Pike, Maya Prabhu, Katherine Robertson, Anne Tulisiak, Emily Westerfield and Haley Yeager. Second Honors - Morgan Basile, Courtney Grafton, Madison Jordan, Christi Richter, Sarah Robinson and Elysha Thoms.

Seniors First Honors - Melissa Carroll, Mary Elyse Deters, Lisa Green, Jaikin Harrell, Jennifer Holbrook, Katherine Kaes, Stephanie Lang, Kelly Maloney, Kirsten Mosko, Brynne Naylor, Renee Prows, Catherine Roberts, Kathleen Smith and Lisa Tagariello. Second Honors - Kathryn Carrier, Jennifer Cone, Michelle Suntay, Kara Trusty, Dusty Waltz and Jessica Zinnecker.

Written by Asher Weinstein, Rockwern sixth-grade student.

18 are merit finalists at St. X St. Xavier High School recognized 18 students this year as National Merit Finalists. All 18 students will be in contention for scholarship money through the National Merit Scholarship Corp. The program is a national program that represents and honors the top one percent of all PSAT scores from across the country. St. Xavier students earning this prestigious recognition include: Gabriel Albacarys (45069), Mark Boemker (45040), Nathan Duderstadt (45236), Alexander Heilman (45252), Benjamin Holt (45069), Ryan Kindell (45224), Samuel Kramerfiely (45242), Andrew Lindsay-Diaz (45252), Saxon Lea (45649), Zachary Lutz (45052), Jacob Martin (45140), Erik Nelson (45243), John Stein (45243), Jeff Stewart (45242), Lyon Wang (45249), Sven Wang (45249), Benjamin Weiner (45238) and Ryan Welch (45241). Principal David Mueller gathered the finalists and presented them with their certificates as National Merit Finalists in February. As he congratulated the young men Mueller said, “You have remarkable intellectual talents.

Ursuline senior Margo Rusconi of Hyde Park and junior Candace Borders of Mason at "Pillow Talk" rehearsal. THANKS TO MARIANNE LANG

Ursuline Academy presents 'Pillow Talk' The St. Xavier High School as National Merit Finalists are, first row from left, Gabriel Albacarys, Sven Wang, Lyon Wang, Samuel Kramerfiely, Andrew Lindsey-Diaz, Jacob Martin; second row, Mark Boemker, Erik Nelson, Nathan Duderstadt, Alexander Heilman, Ryan Welch; third row, Jeff Stewart, Saxon Lea, Ryan Kindell, Benjamin Holt, Benjamin Weiner. Not in photo John Stein and Zachary Lutz. THANKS TO TONY SCHAD. Congratulations on studying hard to develop your talents, and thank you for putting your talents to work in service to others through your involvement in community service, clubs, and leadership. The world needs more smart people who do good things for others. You’ve all made a difference here at St. Xavier and I look forward to hearing about the difference you make at your universities and in your careers.”

St. Xavier President Fr. Tim Howe took part in congratulating the young men as well. “Your achievement brings glory to yourselves and to our school,” he said. “As you plan for your future and the next step in college, professors have told me that they can pick out our graduates in their classes. They are not only intelligent, as you are, but reflective and deep thinkers who can puzzle through an issue and its context and consequences.”

Ursuline Academy presents its spring play, "Pillow Talk," March 23-March 25 at the school's Besl Theatre. Based on the 1959 movie with Rock Hudson and Doris Day, the play is being directed by Ursuline science teacher Dan Nieman and features Ursu-

line students and male actors from Moeller SCPA, St. Xavier and Sycamore high schools. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $3 for students, and can be reserved/purchased by emailing Dan Nieman at dnieman@ursulineacademy.org or calling (513) 791-5791 ext 1306.

COLLEGE CORNER Dean’s list

» Matthew Lytle of Blue Ash was named to the dean’s list at Boston University for the fall semester. » Sara Lindsay, a 2011 graduate of Sycamore High School, made the dean’s list in theCollege of Arts and Science at Miami University. Her parents are Connie and Scott Lindsay of Symmes Township » Kelli Ficke, a 2008 graduate of

Ursuline Academy and a native of Montgomery, was named to the dean’s list at the University of Dayton for the fall semester. She is the daughter of Vicki Meno Ficke and the late Bruce Ficke.

Honor roll

Joshua Thomas Sharp of Blue Ash was named to the fall honor roll at the University of Kansas.


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A6 • NORTHEAST SUBURBAN LIFE • MARCH 21, 2012

Editor: Melanie Laughman, mlaughman@communitypress.com, 513-248-7573

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Sycamore setters, hitters back for more By Scott Springer sspringer@communitypress.com

SYCAMORE TWP. — Coach Lynne Morris is in her second year coaching the Aviator boys volleyball team at Sycamore High School. Her squad had an admirable showing last season at 10-8 (4-4 Greater Miami Conference). “We improved over the season,” Morris said. “I don’t know that we expected to do as well as we did do.” Morris knows plenty about tough conferences, having previously coached the McAuley girls in the difficult Girls Greater Cincinnati League. Sycamore Athletic Director Jim Stoll hired her based on watching her teams in tournament play in that league. Like the GGCL, the GMC in most sports shows no mercy. “Both Lakotas are usually pretty strong, Mason does a good

Sycamore senior Willie Willis tracks down the ball at practice March 15 for the Aves. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

job, Fairfield, it’s a pretty strong league,” Morris said. Sycamore’s top returning productive player is blocker Patrick

Stucker, who recorded 84 kills last spring. “He was one of our middles last year,” Morris said. “He was a basketball player. Last year was his first year and he had a huge learning curve. This year in practice, it looks like he’s progressed a lot. He’s going to step up for us big time I think.” Senior setter Devon Burris is back after 49 kills last season, as is senior Michael Richter who had 32 kills and 66 service aces. Even more senior leadership comes from returning Aves Alex Branscone and Willie Willis. “Alex will probably play front row for us,” Morris said. “Willie (Willis) is more of a back row player.” Morris credits her optimism with the increased number of players who came out for the reserve and varsity teams. Along with some new players, Stucker, Burris, Richter, Branscone and

Sycamore senior Devon Burris assists in a drill at volleyball practice March 15 at the Gregory Center at Sycamore High School. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Willis are hoping to elevate the program. “They all will play big roles this year,” Morris said. “We also have two seniors that are coming out that have not previously played and will play a big role for us. I think we’re going to be pleasantly surprised with how we play this year. We have a little more depth.” The two “new” seniors are John Beech and Michael

Crusaders bow out in regional semifinal

Bemmes. Among the underclassmen who have caught Morris’ early eye is a lanky southpaw. “I have a young man who’s 6-5 that was on the JV last year, Adam Darwiche, who’s a lefty,” Morris said. “He’s progressed a lot this year and I’m looking forward to seeing him in varsity game time this year.” The Aves gather around the net officially March 26 at Loveland.

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CINCINNATI — As coach Carl Kremer had warned, an early Moeller win over Middletown, 5538 on Dec. 23 meant little on March 14. Fresh off a win over Princeton in Dayton, the Middies came to Xavier’s Cintas Center, took the lead from Moeller in the second half and won their regional semifinal game 41-37. The loss ended the Crusaders’ season at 21-4. Moeller lost to Hialeah (Fla.), a state champion, La Salle (a defending state champion) twice, and the Middies. “I tip my hat to them,” Kremer said. “They played a smart game. He (Josh Andrews) did an excellent coaching job.” Kremer just celebrated his 400th win last month. His counterpart Andrews won his 100th by beating Moeller and is not even 30 years old yet. “We actually knew they were going to be a lot more conservative defensively and stay in the lane,” Kremer said. Despite the strategy, Moeller had a 12-4 first quarter lead that quickly became 18-6. Then Geovonie McKnight and Jalin Marshall of the Middies started whittling away. By halftime the lead was just 20-15 and the game was quickly tied in the third quarter as Middletown legend Jerry Lucas watched in the stands near the Middies bench. “They had some guys make some tough shots and kind of get back in,” Kremer said. “They got a couple in transition that bothered us and got them back in the game. We got tentative.” Tentative is usually not how a Moeller team plays, but the uncertainty on this night led to a12-4 third quarter for Middletown and the eventual victory. In the fourth quarter, Moeller was forced to foul. They often picked on 6-6 center Chance Sorrell of the Middies. Whatever flaws Sorrell had from the charity stripe were missing on this night. “We were aware of his freethrow shooting,” Kremer said. “We made the decision before the game that if they had the lead late, we were going to put him on the line. He was shooting 20 percent. I told him after the game that was a heck of a job in a pressure situation.”

CHCA seeks new coach

Moeller head coach Carl Kremer reacts during the Crusaders’ 41-37 loss to Middletown in the regional semifinals March 14 at Xavier. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Moeller's Tony Sabato reacts during Moeller's 41-37 loss to Middletown in the regional semifinals March 14. Sabato had 10 points in his final Moeller game. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Moeller's Josh Davenport scores during the Crusaders’ regional semifinal at Cintas Center March 14. Davenport led Moeller with 14 points, but Middletown upset the Crusaders 41-37. TONY TRIBBLE FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

The toughest part of any postseason loss for a high school coach is the finality of the game for the veteran players. Eight Moeller seniors hung up their prep sneakers after the Middletown game.

“This is a great group of seniors,” Kremer said. “It’s just so hard to say goodbye to them. I feel bad for them. (Tony) Sabato, (Ben) Galemmo and (Alex) Voss have been such unbelievable players. They made regionals all

three years on varsity.” Though it wasn’t comforting after the defeat, Kremer still was looking forward to getting the next group of Crusaders on the floor again. “We have Josh (Davenport) and Trey (Hawkins),” Kremer said. “Plus, our reserve team was 16-4 and our freshmen were undefeated. We’ve got good players coming up, but we’ll be totally different. We’ll be very, very young next year. We’ll have Keith (Watkins) coming off football again. He’s going to take a pounding.” Watkins and Davenport will be seniors next season, while Hawkins will be a junior. Also seeing tournament playing time for Moeller was 6-6 junior Patrick Wrencher and 6-8 freshman Nate Fowler, while sophomore Grant Benzinger was among those dressing varsity who should be in the 2012-13 mix.

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy is currently looking to fill the position of head girls varsity basketball coach, last filled by Joe Vanderkolk, according to Athletic Director Matt Coleman. Previous experience of coaching high school basketball required and previous head coaching experience preferred. Applicants must have an understanding of Christian education and the role athletics play in it, which includes all aspects of the girls’ basketball program, youth through high school. The position requires mentorship and leading of student-athletes and coaches in the program and operation of daily practices and skill development sessions. Go to the CHCA website to fill out an application: http://www.chca-oh.org.

Get ready for ‘Sportsman’

» The time is coming for readers to nominate athletes for your newspaper’s 2012 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year, the fourth-annual online contest conducted by Northeast Suburban Life. Start thinking about which of your school’s junior or senior standout athletes have displayed the highest of qualities in the classroom, on the field/ court and in their communities. The nomination forms will be online at cincinnati.com/preps from April 2-16. Voting will take place online from April 30-May 18. Nearly 270,000 people voted on last year’s 35 winners, nominated and chosen by fans in their communities, who were then featured in a mid-June issue. Any questions can be directed to Melanie Laughman at mlaughman@ communitypress.com or 248-7573.


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MARCH 21, 2012 • NORTHEAST SUBURBAN LIFE • A7

LaRosa’s Hall of Fame to induct 7

For three decades, Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky legendary athletes and coaches annually have been enshrined in Buddy LaRosa’s High School Sports Hall of Fame, and this holiday season brings another class of superstar inductees representing local high school sports at its finest. Six all-time great athletes and a legendary coach are the new electees to the LaRosa’s Hall of Fame, with official induction ceremonies to be June 2012. Now in its 37th year of recognizing outstanding local high school athletes and coaches, the Buddy LaRosa’s High

School Sports Hall of Fame has honored 230 exceptional people since its founding in 1975. It is the oldest and one of the only halls of fame of its kind in the country. This year’s class includes the first athlete from Lloyd Memorial High School, an Olympic Gold Medalist and the ninth set of siblings to be inducted. The new 2011 LaRosa’s Sports Hall of Fame inductees are: » Jelani Brandon, Lloyd Memorial High School, class of 1992 » Maureen Egan Corl, St. Henry High School, class of 1993 » Richard Hall, Wyo-

ming High School, class of 1999 » Dan Ketchum, Sycamore High School, class of 2000 » Ron Krechting, Elder High School class of 1968 » Steve Sollmann, St. Xavier High School, class of 2000 » Coach Tom Chambers, Withrow High School 19661998, 2001-2008 Here's more about the new inductees of local interest:

Dan Ketchum

A 2004 Olympic gold medalist, Dan Ketchum, a 2000 graduate of Sycamore High School, is regarded as

one of the greatest swimmers in Sycamore High and Greater Cincinnati history. During his high school career, Dan collected six state swimming championships, was a national high school champion, a two-time national runner-up and a 14time high school All-American. Dan was 2000 Ohio High School Swimmer of the Year and twice was named Swimmer of the Year by the Cincinnati Enquirer. As a senior, he became a three-time state champion in both the 200 freestyle (1:37.54) and the 500 freestyle (4:25.2). The six titles equaled the

record setting time of 7:07.33. During his collegiate career at UM, Dan was a 15-time collegiate AllAmerican. He was the Big Ten’s Freshman Swimmer of the Year in 2001, was the Big Ten Swimmer of the Year in 2002. Ketchum won the Big Ten 200-yard freestyle threetimesandthe500-yard freestyle once. He set the UM pool record in the 800-free relay (6:24.33) and he currently ranks in the Top Ten in Wolverine history in six events, including No. 3 in 200 freestyle (1:34.19) and No. 5 in the 200 IM (1:45.46). Currently, Dan, who works for General Electric, is a manufacturing programs leader for GE Aviation. He and his wife, Lori, live in Loveland with their 11-month-old daughter, Halle.

most ever by an Ohio male swimmer. He has twice set the Ohio state record in the 500 freestyle (4:22.73) and was the 1999 national prep champion in the 200 freestyle (1:37.29). Along with the two state records, Dan held five different pool records, eight sectional marks, four district records, five Sycamore records (three straight years), and eight of11Greater Miami Conference records (set four straight years).Three of the GMC records still stand today. Dan’s 2004 season was a year to remember as he became an NCAA national champion in the 800 freestyle relay at the University of Michigan. He was a member of the 800 relay World Champion team and the same team won the Olympic Gold Medal in Athens with a national-

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On Feb. 26, Mount Notre Dame’s varsity volleyball team was inducted into the Sports Faith International All Star Catholic High School Hall of Fame in Chicago as the 2012 National Female Team of the Year. From left are: Front: Gina Frank, Rachel DiLeonardo, Tess Austin, Robyn Kerley, Patrick McCaskey (co-owner of the Chicago Bears), Lizzie Schnicke, McKenzie Jones, Joe Burke (Head Coach); back: Mark Schenkel (athletic director), Christine Chandler, Maddy Rohlfs, Molly Kelsey, Melissa Emming, Libby Pelzel, Maddie Hausmann, Caitlin Shipp, Tom Gold (assistant coach). THANKS TO MARK SCHENKEL

MND volleyball inducted into hall of fame in Chicago

READING — On Feb. 26, Mount Notre Dame High School’s varsity volleyball team was inducted into the Sports Faith International All Star Catholic High School Hall Of Fame as the 2012 National Female Team of the Year. Chaired by Chicago Bears’ co-owner Patrick McCaskey, Sports Faith International, a nonprofit, Chicago-based media initiative, seeks and recognizes outstanding athletes, coaches and teams who are inspirational role models on and off the field for induction into its Sports Faith Hall of Fame. Inductees are selected on the strength of their credentials (excellence in athletics, academics, community

service and Catholic Faith) and the inspirational value of their personal stories. In December, Mount Notre Dame’s Head of School Larry Mock approached other school administrators about nominating one of the sports teams. Since the varsity volleyball team won the Division 1 state championship, the administrators agreed that the volleyball team should be nominated. At the end of January, Mount Notre Dame Athletic Director Mark Schenkel received a call from Pat McCaskey of the Chicago Bears congratulating him and the MND volleyball team for being selected as Sports Faith International’s National Female

Team of the Year. The 12 inductees were chosen from high school, college and the professional levels. The four professional inductees included Tom Benson (owner and president of the New Orleans Saints), Mike McCoy (11 year NFL veteran, Green Bay Packers’ No. 1 draft pick and seven year veteran), Audrey Zavodsky (record breaking race car driver with 50-plus podium finishes including 14 wins) and Darrell Miller (played five years in Major League Baseball with the California Angles, brother of basketball greats Reggie and Cheryl Miller). Thirteen members of the MND volleyball team along with head coach Joe

BRIEFLY Free-throw champions

St. Nicholas Academy fifth-grader Julia Hoefling, sixth-grader Daniel Stroh and eighth-grader Brett Elmlinger qualified to compete at the regional level in the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. St. Nicholas Academy's Physical Education teacher, Mike Dully, had students compete in a preliminary competition as a part of PE class. Daniel, Julia, and Brett had the highest level of free throws at the district level, and moved on to the regional level in Sydney, Ohio, Feb. 26 at Lehman High School. Since 1972, the Knights of Columbus have sponsored the Free Throw Championship with the goal of growing the focus and discipline required to achieve athletic excellence, which is valuable in

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School not serious about cutting costs Are you a thief? Yes, that is a harsh, undiplomatic question; however, the theft of other people’s money is not a gray area; it is rather black and white. Just show me James Baker a couple of COMMUNITY PRESS years of your GUEST COLUMNIST expense reports, your tax returns, your company credit card receipts; what would we find? Is this spending by an employee of a large corporation, or by an official, adviser, or employee of a government? Is the expenditure personal, as in an expense

account, or is it an approval of the purchase of goods and services for a government entity? Time is money. Theft can also be a foot-dragging lack of action that unnecessarily increases costs, or fails to reduce costs. One is not doing his job if he knows to make a decision and unnecessarily delays making that decision, thereby costing his company, or the taxpayers of his community, much more than is necessary. Knowledge is money. Do you really know your job? Do you know enough to make technical decisions? Do you know enough to evaluate the expert advice of consultants? You can flush a toilet; but do you know how to turn the

CH@TROOM March 14 question Do you plan on buying the new iPad, or do you wish you could buy the new iPad? Why, or why not?

“I have used Macintosh Computers since 1986 and have long since lost track of how many I have owned. I presently have a MacBook Pro with a 15" screen. I can't see how I would use an iPad. I do not like touch screen keyboards and find the screen too small for everyday use. The on-board storage is too small to accommodate my 42 GB picture library (25,000 pictures). It is probably great for surfing the web email and picture browsing, but I don't see it as my main computer. I prefer a camera with ultra-zoom capability. I would rather have one computer that I can use for everything than ride herd on what is stored on two or three.” F.S.D. “I doubt that I would purchase an iPad, although my wife has one and she is crazy about it. After 32 years of marriage I think if it came down to a choice between her iPad and me I would lose!” R.W.J. “I'm not sure. Until recently I've resisted the pricey electron-

NEXT QUESTION Should the U.S. release some of its oil reserves to keep the price of gasoline down and help the economic recovery? Why or why not? Every week The Northeast Suburban Life asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to neusburban@communitypress.com with Chatroom in the subject line.

ic gadgets preferring the oldfashioned methods. “However as I see friends and relatives, especially the younger ones, use these devices I am tempted to try them. As the prices comes down and I see ways they can help me, I just might make the plunge sooner rather than later.” R.V. “Not interested. I have used iPads - helpful when I don't have easy computer access - but don't like "typing" on the keypads or the limitations of software. Don't feel a need to have a smart device on my person all day long (not interested in smart phones, either) and find that when I travel my laptop is still the most useful device for me.” J.S.B.

water off to keep it from continuously running if the mechanics are malfunctioning? I would not dare suggest that you know how to replace them. If you do not know how to change a tire on your car you may not wish to drive far into the country. It could be very costly; even your life could be in danger. Who pays and who is hurt by the decisions of unqualified people? If you are an impulsive alcoholic or gambler your family pays the price. If you are the employee of a corporation the shareholders pay the price in reduced dividends, or in a reduced share price, due to reduced profitability. If you work for a govern-

ment the taxpayers pay the price, and it is usually quite high; as, there is no respect for taxpayers by government officials anywhere, or at anytime. Even in this village it has been stated that "the voters will get it wrong,” "they don’t understand what is best for the village." In D. C. our hard-earned tax payments are known as “funny money”; and, the lack of respect for taxpayers can be found in the earmarks. Look at “Wastebook 2011” for proof: http://www.mygovcost.org/2011/12/20/wastebook-2011/. Even now, one ‘conservative’ presidential candidate is promising a research center on the moon. Is that how

you want your tax dollars spent? Locally, we are spending tens of thousands of dollars searching for a new superintendent of schools when we could be discussing school consolidation with other districts that already have a superintendent. Obviously, we are not very serious about cutting costs. Our economic collapse was caused by such theft. The purposeful improper valuation of bundled mortgage securities in order to lure investors to buy them. The unnecessary expenditure of one tax dollar, is theft! James Baker is a 35-year resident of Indian Hill.

Princeton’s music program strikes a winning note Music changed my life. I am not talking about the hip-hop or pop music that is blasted from the screen on MTV or VH1. I am talking about classical music: an art form that is not nearly as appreciated as it should be, but is nonetheless still Michael changing the Huggins COMMUNITY PRESS lives of so many youth around GUEST COLUMNIST the world. Yes, I am proud to say that I am a violinist. However, I did not learn how to play by going to a music consortium. I learned how to play the violin during my time as a student in the Princeton City School district. Since I was in the kindergarten, I begged my mother to sign me up for violin lessons. However, the school that I was attending did not offer classes. Violin lessons finally became possible when my parents moved me to the Robert E. Lucas Intermediate School (RELIS) in the fifth-grade. I was so excited that the Princeton Schools offered violin classes. I immediately signed up.

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However, I had a difficult time being confident in my playing. I had always been a very shy child. As an orchestra student, I was forced to challenge those insecurities. I gained confidence by practicing every day in front of my friends and family. As I became more devoted to the violin, my parents saw my aca-

demic grades going higher and higher. The real journey arrived when I entered the ninth-grade and joined the high school’s symphonic and chamber orchestras. By this time, I was driven in all parts of my life. My time as a violinist fueled my desire to be both academically and musically strong. All of my hard work as a student and violinist paid off when I was accepted to Stanford University. In my final concert at Princeton, I was a soloist in the orchestra’s performance of Vivaldi’s Spring. During my performance, I reflected on my transformation from a shy kid to a more confident member of society. I knew I was ready to take on the world. As the economy forces us to make difficult decisions, I would encourage all of you to invest in the future of our children by keeping our school music programs as an integral part of our children’s education. Michael Huggins is a Princeton High School and Stanford University alumnus serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Azerbaijan. He is from Woodlawn.

Council motives clear, even viewed from a distance Mr. Weber, forgive me. I made the improbable assumption that your column regarding the possibility of Blue Ash Airport closing, that followed mine and addressed several of the same issues, was a response to mine. Allow me to Bruce Healey congratulate COMMUNITY PRESS you, then, on GUEST COLUMNIST your positively uncanny sense of timing. I should clarify that this column is in response to your column last week. Firstly, it seems to irritate you that I now live in Indian Hill and continue to be critical of your administration. I am sorry to see that you are unable to recognize that just because I care deeply about somewhere,

and like it, doesn’t mean I have to live there in order to express an opinion. I care deeply about Grafton Underwood (a village in England), Rio de Janeiro and New York, for example. I was not aware there was a residency requirement to care about Blue Ash. Anyway, since I paid your administration tens of thousands of dollars (and you may check that fact) in taxes over nine years, I do have a right to question how that money was spent, and any citizen can question any elected official. As a politician, you would be wise to remember your obligation in this regard. Furthermore, your statement that I “took flight to Indian Hill” is a poor choice of words considering Blue Ash lost its airport on your watch. Secondly, you correctly mention I have not been to a meeting

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in years, but later state I don’t live in Blue Ash; one leads to the other, Mr. Weber. Glad though I am to be missed, the truth is that very few residents of Blue Ash do go to council meetings, in part because they are rather opaque affairs in which votes are called after minimum discussion. I would guess that less than 2 percent of the population has ever seen you in action in council chambers, which is a shame, sir. Perhaps if more citizens followed council’s actions, and participated, elections would be less predictable affairs in Blue Ash. Thirdly, your column still did not say whether the lead has been cleaned up in the area where the park is to be located. You talk about the records being available, but sidestep the answer to a simple question, preferring instead to say that I am

attempting to plant a conspiracy. Nonsense sir; now please answer the question: Has the lead been removed from the proposed park area or not? I have written to a member of council in the past (on a different subject) and was not graced with a response, so your assertion that I could have contacted any representative to talk to them rings hollow. Fourthly, you say I suffer from “fiscal whimsy” because Blue Ash does not have the millions to buy the airport. If you had read my column closely, you would have noted that I never said that Blue Ash had money to buy the airport. On the contrary, the article was critical of your administration’s penchant for multi-million dollar projects in the short term (rec center, Cooper Creek, sidewalks to nowhere, etc ...), which were planned without thinking long term. Indeed, as you correctly point

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out, the fate of the airport never in your hands; if you had foreseen this day coming (as most people did) you could have built a fund to buy the airport. It was never a priority for Blue Ash City Council, and so millions were spent on other projects. While I suffer from “fiscal whimsy,” it seems fair to diagnose you with “fiscal incontinence,” which, unlike a free imagination, has a cure in the electoral process. Finally Mayor Weber, while my eyesight is certainly a problem for me, as you allude to in your final paragraph, the distance from Indian Hill is not so great that I cannot see the motivation and consequences of Blue Ash City council’s actions: the former is opaque and the latter very large. Bruce Healey is a former resident of Blue Ash.

Loveland Herald Editor Dick Maloney rmaloney@communitypress.com, 248-7134 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.


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Dr. Shirley Strum is a speaker in the Barrows Conservation Lecture Series at the Cincinnati Zoo. She will speak on May 9. PROVIDED.

Zoo series features scientists

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens’ 20th annual Barrows Conservation Lecture Series begins tonight. Once again, the lecture series will feature a lineup of internationally acclaimed scientists, explorers and conservationists – including Sharon Matola, recipient of the 2012 Cincinnati Zoo Wildlife Conservation Award. Since 1993, the series has brought a slate of esteemed naturalists and scientists to Cincinnati to address wildlife issues and global conservation efforts. Opening the series tonight, March 21, at 7 p.m., is Dr. Amy Dickman, who will present, “Money, Myths, and Man-eaters: Resolving human-carnivore conflict in Tanzania’s Ruaha landscape.” A senior research fellow at WildCRU, Oxford University, and an award-winning conservationist, Dickman has more than 13 years of experience working with large carnivores, including lions and cheetahs. Her current research focuses on carnivore ecology and conservation in Tanzania’s Ruaha landscape where human-carnivore conflict is a critical conservation issue. Dickman will discuss the implementation of innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to longterm conservation success. On Wednesday, April 25, 7 p.m., Sharon Negri, will present, “Why Cougars Matter: An Ecological and Cultural Perspective.” Dedicated to protecting wildlife and wild places, Negri founded the Mountain Lion Foundation in 1986 and served as its director until 1990. Today, she directs WildFutures, a non-profit organization that works to bridge the gap between science and conservation, and promotes an understanding of large carnivores through education and community involvement. Negri was instrumental in the passage of the California Wildlife Protection Act of 1990, co-edited the book, “Cougar Ecology and Conservation,” and co-produced the award-winning film, “On Nature’s Terms: People and Predators Coexisting in Harmony.”

On Wednesday, May 9, at 7 p.m., Dr. Shirley Strum, will present, “Darwin’s Monkey: Smart, Sophisticated, and Adaptable.” Strum, a professor of anthropology at the University of California, has studied baboons in Kenya for more than 40 years through the Uaso Ngiro Baboon Project (UNBP). Her long-term research has revealed how baboons use intelligence, flexibility, and social skills to manage their complex world. This adaptability is the key to their success. Strum will explain how understanding baboon behavior helped create innovative conservation and management techniques. On Wednesday, May 23, at 7 p.m., Sharon Matola, will present, “Thinking (and playing) out of the box: Conservation Strategies That Rock!” If you really want an audience to embrace biodiversity conservation, Matola, founding director of the Belize Zoo, and recipient of the 2012 Cincinnati Zoo Wildlife Conservation Award, believes that you need to engage people in fun and creative ways. Highly successful, Matola’s innovative techniques have made a significant impact throughout Belize. During her presentation, Matola discusses her creative planning process and shares some of her fun and engaging techniques. All Barrows Conservation Lectures will be held in the Cincinnati Zoo’s Frisch’s Theater in the Harold C. Schott Education Center. All lectures begin promptly at 7 p.m. WGUC 90.9 is the media partner for the 2012 series and the Hilton Hotel Group is the hotel partner. The Barrows Conservation Lecture Series is made possible by the ongoing support of the family of Winifred & Emil Barrows. Tickets: Zoo members/volunteers $10 single, zoo members/ volunteers $38 series, non-zoo members $12 single, non-zoo members $46 series. For more information call 513-487-3318 and to purchase tickets call (513) 559-7767 or for online purchases please visit www.cincinnatizoo.org.

Sharon Matola will speak about "Conservation Strategies That Rock" during the Barrows Conservation Lecture Series at the Cincinnati Zoo. She will speak on May 23. PROVIDED

Sharon Negri will presnt "Why Cougars Matters" during the Barrows Conservation Lecture Series at the Cincinnati Zoo. She will speak April 25. PROVIDED Amy Dickman with a detection dog will be a speaker in the Barrows Conservation Lecture Series at the Cincinnati Zoo on Mach 21. PROVIDED.


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, MARCH 22 Clubs & Organizations Adoption Orientation, 6-8:30 p.m., Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road, Learn about adoption and the Adoption S.T.A.R. agency. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Adoption S.T.A.R. 631-6590; www.adoptionstar.com. Symmes Township.

Education Right to Work, 7-8:30 p.m., Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave., Learn about the Ohio Workplace Freedom Amendment,€ the issue that would place into Ohio a Constitutional ban on requiring Ohioans to join a union as a condition of employment. Free. Presented by Empower U Ohio. 250-4116; www.empoweruohio.org. Madeira.

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

Lectures Town Hall Lecture Series, 11 a.m.-noon, Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Road, Amy Dickinson presents “Ask Amy: A conversation with Amy Dickinson.” Dickinson writes syndicated newspaper advice column, “Ask Amy.” Her column appears in over 100 newspapers. Benefits Montgomery Woman’s Club. $40. Presented by Montgomery Woman’s Club Inc. 684-1632; www.eventbrite.com/ event/1646686283. Montgomery.

Music - Blues Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705; www.mamavitas.com. Loveland.

On Stage - Comedy Ryan Stout, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. College and Military Night, $4.. Reservations required. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Cole, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Revue devised by Benny Green and Alan Strachan and directed by John Langley. Story of Cole Porter’s life: from Yale to Paris to Manhattan to Broadway to Hollywood. Musical tribute to the King of Musicals includes such hit tunes as “I Love Paris,” “Take Me Back to Manhattan,” “Love for Sale,” “Night and Day” and “I Get a Kick Out of You.” $17. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. Through March 25. 684-1236; www.mariemontplayers.com. Columbia Township.

Recreation Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Full-court basketball games for men. $15. Through May 27. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Support Groups Motherless Daughters Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m., Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road, For adult women who have lost or

miss nurturing care of their mother. Free. Presented by Motherless Daughters Ministry. 489-0892. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Family friendly. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Book discussion group. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 673-0174. Blue Ash.

MONDAY, MARCH 26 Clubs & Organizations Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Paul Community United Methodist Church, 8221 Miami Road, Public speaking and leadership skills meeting. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472. 351-5005; cincinnati.toastmastersclubs.org. Madeira.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Braxton F. Cann Memorial Medical Center, 5818 Madison Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300; www.jewishhospitalcincinnati.com. Madisonville. More Brain Power II, Noon-1 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Pam Baird discusses even more ways to createnew pathways in the brain. Free. 985-0900; www.trihealthpavilion.com. Montgomery.

FRIDAY, MARCH 23 Dining Events Hartzell United Methodist Church Lenten Fish Fry, 4-7 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive, All-you-can-eat fried cod dinner with sides, beverages and desserts. Also, grilled chicken breast, shrimp, shrimp basket and cheese pizza dinners with sides, beverages and desserts. Carryout menu is a 3-piece fish sandwich. $9, $5 carryout only, $4 ages 5-10, free ages 3 and under. 891-8527. Blue Ash. Boy Scout Triple Nickel Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., St. Gertrude School, 6543 Miami Ave., Cafeteria. Eat in or carryout. Dinner includes choice of fish, fish sandwich, or cheese pizza; with fries or macaroni and cheese; and coleslaw or apple sauce; a beverage and dessert. Family friendly. $7, $5 children. Presented by Boy Scout Troop 555. 652-3477. Madeira. Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., St. Columban School, 896 Oakland Road, 683-7903; www.stcolumban.org. Loveland.

Health / Wellness Pre-Diabetes Class, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Weight Management Center, 6350 E. Galbraith Road, Information on making healthy food choices, exercise and blood sugar control and monitoring blood sugar levels. $20. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 686-6820; www.e-mercy.com. Kenwood.

Music - Acoustic Acoustik Buca, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, 247-9933. Montgomery. Ben Alexander, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Performing on acoustic guitars and harmonicas. 697-9705; www.mamavitas.com. Loveland.

Hundreds of locals will participate in a hands-on pre-Passover experience as a Model Matzah Bakery is set up for them at the Blue Ash Kroger, 4100 Hunt Road, Blue Ash, from 2-3 p.m.,Sunday, March 25, and at the Duke Energy Children's Museum at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1. Pictured are Brook Guigui with son, Asan, rolling out dough to make Matzah. THANKS TO RABBI BEREL COHEN

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

Health / Wellness

Ryan Stout, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$12. Reservations required. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

Diabetes Conversation Maps Sessions, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, 4460 Red Bank Road, Suite 100, Theme: Preventing long-term complications. Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. Family friendly. $30 for four sessions; $10 per session. 271-5111. Madisonville.

On Stage - Theater

Home & Garden

Cole, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; www.mariemontplayers.com. Columbia Township.

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

On Stage - Comedy

Recreation Pickup Basketball, 10:30 a.m.noon, TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Men and women ages 25 and up. $15, free members. Through Dec. 28. 985-0900; www.trihealthpavilion.com. Montgomery.

SATURDAY, MARCH 24 Benefits Starfire’s Final Four FlyAway, 7-11:59 p.m., Porsche of the Village, 4113 Plainville Road, Young professionals gather for evening of NCAA basketball and live entertainment. Includes Fine Car Museum tours. Open bar, raffles, silent auction and music by the Rum Runners. Ages 21 and up. Benefits Starfire. $65. Presented by Starfire. 281-2100; www.starfirecouncil.org/ events.html. Mariemont.

Dining Events

Emily Kissela plays Rapunzel in The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati's upcoming production opening at the Taft Theatre on March 23.

Price varies for different activites. Registration recommended. 761-7500; www.jointhej.org. Amberley Village.

English Afternoon Tea, 3-5 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Sweets, scones and tea sandwiches surrounded by Just Add Water gallery show and music of Nancy Clark, playing Celtic harp. Two traditional teas poured. $30, $15 ages 12 and under. Reservations required. 272-3700; www.womansartclub.com. Mariemont.

Exercise Classes

Music - Blues Tempted Souls, 7:30-11:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, Featuring the Sisters Milligan. Classic soul, R&B, classic rock and blues. Family friendly. Free. 233-7613. Montgomery.

Music - Jazz Alumni Appreciation Reception and Concert, 6:30-9:30 p.m., UC Blue Ash College, 9555 Plainfield Road, Special reception in library followed by concert featuring music by Down in Brazil at 8 p.m. in Muntz Auditorium. Family friendly. $12.50. Reservations required. 936-1577; www.ucblueash.edu/alumni. Blue Ash.

Music - Religious Coming Together in Spirit and Song, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. A Women’s Spring Singing Retreat. With Theresa Sapunar., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Journey of discovering, integrating and refining both the voice and self-expression. Some scholarships may be available. Ages 18 and up. $65, lunch included. Reservations required. 683-2340; www.grailville.org. Loveland.

On Stage - Comedy Ryan Stout, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$12. Reservations required. 984-9288;

www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Cole, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; www.mariemontplayers.com. Columbia Township.

Recreation Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15. 985-0900. Montgomery. Kids Love Cool Trips: Rapunzel! Rapunzel!, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 2-5 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Begin at Pavilion with all-inclusive themed lunch. Then, attendees depart to see classic fairy tale of Rapunzel held at Children’s Theatre downtown. Ages 4-12. $15-$20. Registratrion required by March 2. 985-0900. Montgomery.

SUNDAY, MARCH 25 Art Exhibits Just Add Water, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Gallery. Works of artists in Nancy Nordloh Neville’s painting class. Free. 272-3700; www.womansartclub.com. Mariemont.

Films It’s Passover, Grover, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Shalom Sesame movie presentation. For families with children ages 6 and under and siblings. Free. 761-7500; www.jointhej.org. Amberley Village.

On Stage - Comedy Ryan Stout, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, Bar and Restaurant Employee Appreciation Night, $4. Reservations required. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Cole, 2 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; www.mariemontplayers.com. Columbia Township.

Recreation Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15. 985-0900. Montgomery. Fit-Fun Day at the J, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Adult Triathlon, Men’s 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, Kids DJ party, spinning class, reformer demos, movie, lunch and more.

Karaoke and Open Mic Acoustic Open Mic, 7-10 p.m., Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 Loveland-Madeira Road, Hosted by Bob Cushing. 791-2753. Symmes Township.

Literary - Book Clubs On the Same Page Book Discussion, 6:30 p.m., Madisonville Branch Library, 4830 Whetsel Ave., Read and discuss this year’s On the Same Page title, “The Submission,” by Amy Waldman. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6029. Madisonville.

Recreation Pickup Basketball, 10:30 a.m.noon, TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15, free members. 985-0900; www.trihealthpavilion.com. Montgomery. Spring Break Camps, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Water park, gym, game room and art room. Ages 0-6. $58 per day, $48 members; before and after care available. Registration required. 761-7500; www.jointhej.org. Amberley Village.

TUESDAY, MARCH 27 On Stage - Comedy TBS presents the Rooftop Comedy College Competition, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Ohio State University vs. Miami University. Two item minimum. Ages 18 and up. $5. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

Recreation Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15. 985-0900. Montgomery. Spring Break Camps, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, $58 per day, $48 members; before and after care available. Registration required. 761-7500; www.jointhej.org. Amberley Village.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28 Cooking Classes Kid’s Healthy Cooking Classes, 4-6 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, ges 11-14. $40. Registration required. 315-3943; www.peachyshealthsmart.com. Silverton.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., St. Columban Church, 894 Oakland Road, Fifteen minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Loveland.

On Stage - Comedy Pro-Am Night, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Aspiring comics, amateurs and professionals take the stage. Ages 18 and up. $5. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

Recreation Pickup Basketball, 10:30 a.m.-

noon, TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15, free members. 985-0900; www.trihealthpavilion.com. Montgomery. Spring Break Camps, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, $58 per day, $48 members; before and after care available. Registration required. 761-7500; www.jointhej.org. Amberley Village.

THURSDAY, MARCH 29 Health / Wellness In the Family, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Cancer Support Community, 4918 Cooper Road, Screening of documentary that chronicles the stories of families undergoing genetic testing, the decisions they make as a result and the impact those decisions have on their lives. Includes panel discussion. Free. Presented by FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered. 703-0739; cincynky@facingourrisk.org. Blue Ash.

Literary - Story Times Family Story Time, 7-8 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Gwen Roth from Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District present “The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss. Wear your PJs. Snack provided. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4450. Deer Park.

Music - Blues Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 697-9705; www.mamavitas.com. Loveland.

On Stage - Comedy Kyle Grooms, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, College and Military Night, $4. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

Recreation Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15. 985-0900. Montgomery. Spring Break Camps, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, $58 per day, $48 members; before and after care available. Registration required. 761-7500; www.jointhej.org. Amberley Village.

Religious - Community Women’s Conference, 7 p.m., Embassy Suites Blue Ash, 4554 Lake Forest Drive, Daily through April 1. Multiple speakers ministering to the whole woman: spirit, mind and body to empower to live big. Last day of event held at Word Alive Christian Fellowship, 4260 Hamilton Ave., Northside. $45, $35 advance. Registration required. Presented by Beauty For Ashes International Women Ministry. 641-715-3900, ext. 590269; www.bfaministry.org. Blue Ash.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, Free, donations accepted. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, Donations accepted. 673-0174. Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, MARCH 30 Antiques Shows Antiques and Art Show, 5-8 p.m., Montgomery Elementary School, 9609 Montgomery Road, enefits Montgomery Woman’s Club Inc. $7, good for both days. Presented by Montgomery Woman’s Club Inc. 614-487-8717; http://www.montgomerywomansclub.org/AntiquesShow.html. Montgomery.

Dining Events Hartzell United Methodist Church Lenten Fish Fry, 4-7 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, $9, $5 carryout only, $4 ages 5-10, free ages 3 and under. 891-8527. Blue Ash. Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., Montgomery Presbyterian Church, 9994 Zig Zag Road, Heart-healthy baked tilapia fillets with veggies and rice, or hand-dipped fried cod fillets with fries and hush puppies. Macaroni and cheese child’s plate. Tea, lemonade, coffee or water. Homemade dessert included. Dine in or carryout. Allergen alert: fried items are deep fried in peanut oil. $8, $5 children. 891-2893; mpchurch.net. Montgomery. Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., St. Columban School, 683-7903; www.stcolumban.org. Loveland.


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Rita shares Easter, Passover recipes Before we know it, Easter will be here. So today I’m sharing appropriate recipes for both Passover and Easter and will continue to do that for the next couple of weeks. The first two recipes for Easter eggs are ones you have to try. Pam Freeman, a Clermont County Rita reader, Heikenfeld shared RITA’S KITCHEN these on my Union Township cable show “Love Starts in the Kitchen.” Pam and I were retail colleagues way back when. Now she and her husband, Alan, are parents of two cute little girls. I think Pam could give Martha Stewart a run for her money in the homemaking department. Pam is an avid gardener, crafter, good cook and all around creative person. Pam has a flock of what I call fancy chickens and some of hers lay beautifully colored eggs. Pam uses all of her eggs in these recipes. I’ll be sharing my recipe for naturally colored eggs with onion skins, red cabbage, etc. soon.

Silk tie eggs

“Both of these recipes are from Martha Stewart,” Pam told me. You have to use real silk. Pam bought ties at a secondhand store. Any piece of silk works, as long as it’s genuine. You

NANA’S HEALTHIER GOETTA RECIPE Western Hills reader Betty Sehlhorst sent me a Diet Workshop recipe for goetta that her daughter and she makes. Her grandkids called it “Nana’s sausage.” It contains ground turkey and turkey sausage and looks easy and yummy. Check out my blog at Cincinnati.com for the recipe, or give us a call here at the Press for a cop

Martha Stewart's silk tie Easter eggs use real silk. Try looking for ties at a secondhand store. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD can reuse the silk. These look so intricate. Wrap piece of silk around raw egg with pattern side toward egg. Wrap piece of white cloth around already silkwrapped egg. Tie bundle with twisttie and place in glass or enamel pan. Fill pan with water to cover eggs. Add 3 tablespoons to 1/4 cup vinegar to water (depends on what size pan you use). Bring to boil and simmer for 20 minutes or more. Take eggs from water and unwrap when cool.

Marbled eggs

I love these! Fill cup with 1 table-

spoon each of white vinegar, canola oil and dye of choice. Fill cup with warm water (enough to cover egg). Stir and quickly drop egg into water, then quickly remove. Dry egg with paper towel.

Rotisserie-style roasted chicken at home The lady didn’t leave her name, but wanted to make roasted chicken that comes close to the rotisserie chickens from the grocery and restaurants. Here’s one from a “loyal reader” who says to be sure to follow roasting directions. “That’s what

gives the somewhat sticky, dark roasted, skin which is delicious on it’s own,” she said. If you make roasted chicken for Passover, this may be a nice one to try. Mix together and divide in half: 1 generous tablespoon salt 1 teaspoon white pepper ½ teaspoon each: black pepper and cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon each: onion powder and garlic powder 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 2 teaspoons sweet paprika ½ teaspoon dried oregano 2 medium onions, cut in large chunks 2 plump chickens, approximately 4 lbs. each

O’Charley’s caramel pie. From a reader who said this pie was amazing. “I love to cook and love to try your recipe’s each week. I wanted to find out if you can re-create this caramel pie so I can make it at home. It was very rich and had a whipped cream topping top with a graham cracker crust.” Sauerbraten like Ron’s Roost. Sauce for rotisserie chicken similar to Boston Market, for Jean Verkamp. Wiedemann’s bakery shop crescent nut cookie. “The shop closed and this cookie was only available at Christmas.”

Still looking for

Chocolate chip cookie like Subway.

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at columns@communitypress.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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Golf outing nets $10K for CSC Bob Sumerel Tire & Service has donated the $10,000 proceeds of their 2011 charitable golf outing to Cancer Support Community (CSC, formerly The Wellness Community) to help fund the non-profit’s free programs of support, education and hope for people with cancer, their loved ones, and cancer survivors. The donation was presented at CSC’s February board of trustees meeting by the golf outing cochairs, Joe Rose, West Chester Township store manager, and Jim Plogman, vice president of product and inventory. The fifth annual event was held in October at Walden Ponds Golf Club in Indian Springs and set a new record for participation and funds raised. “We’re happy to make this donation to Cancer Support Community on behalf of the many Bob Sumerel vendors and employees who participated in the outing,” Rose said. “Knowing how much these CSC programs help families facing cancer really reinforces why we do it.” CSC Executive Director Rick Bryan expressed the organization’s gratitude for the contribution. “Since we are 100 percent privately funded and never charge a fee for our services, generous gifts like this one from the Bob Sumerel golf outing are so important and appreciated.”

use). Rub each chicken inside and out with half of herb mixture. Put 1 onion into the cavity of each chicken. Put in large plastic bag. Refrigerate overnight, or at least 8 hours. Preheat oven to 250. Put chickens in roasting pan. If you like, add a little chicken broth or dry white wine around the bottom of the chickens. Bake 3½ to 5 hours, uncovered, until thigh registers 180 degrees or juices run clear when poked with a fork. Enjoy!

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Howard shares car buying tips New vehicle sales were unexpectedly strong in January, but if you’re thinking of buying a new car I’ve got a tip that may save you time, money and embarrassment. I’ve heard from several people lately who had to return the new car they bought because of financing problems. Rob Nunn, of Union, told me, “Originally we were looking at maybe a used car, something newer but not brand new. But when we got to the dealership the salesman said he could probably get us financed for a new one.” Nunn and his wife picked out a new car and the salesman started calling for a car loan for him. “We left with the car that night. It had 49 miles on it and we were told we were approved for a loan. The bank even called me a couple of days later,” Nunn said. The bank was calling for some paperwork, which Nunn provided immediately. The couple drove their new car for three weeks and said it was great. Then the salesman called. “When he

called he said we had to bring the car back. The bank needed us to produce paperwork for our Howard home loan Ain modificaHEY HOWARD! tion.” Unfortunately that modification wasn’t competed yet, so he had to return the car. Nunn says, “I said, ‘How can you make me bring this car back? You cashed my check, you took my down payment, you should have produced a loan. You said I had a loan.’ He said, ‘If you’ll read the agreement it states in there if things don’t work out like they’re supposed to that you have to produce the car.’” Nunn had already paid more than $900, including the down payment and insurance costs. His first payment was due in just weeks, but he realized things will never get that far. “Nice ride for 21 days, but now it’s over,” Nunn said. The dealership picked

up the car and returned Nunn’s money. Unfortunately, this is happening all too frequently to consumers. Dealerships, eager to sell vehicles and not let shoppers go home to think it over, are telling buyers to take the vehicles home – even though the loans may not be fully approved. That way the buyers can’t back out of the deal, but the dealerships can. To avoid this, my advice is to get a loan approved before you go to a dealership. Go to a local credit union or savings and loan association and see how much they will give you for a car loan based upon your credit. Then, when you go shopping for a car, you’ll know how much money you have to spend. This way you won’t overspend, you may get a better interest rate and you won’t run the risk of having to return the vehicle because of financing problems. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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Learn about ‘Spirituality of Caring’ Free fun for kids BLUE ASH — Professor Dominic O. Vachon from the University of Notre Dame will be in Cincinnati on Monday, March 26, as part of the University’s 2012 Hesburgh Lecture Series. He will speak on the “Spirituality of Caring” at Cancer Support Community’s Lynn Stern Center, 4918 Cooper Road, Blue Ash. The free event is open to the public and co-sponsored by Cancer Support Community Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky (CSC, formerly The Wellness Community) and the Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati.

A reception with light refreshments begins at 6:30 p.m, with the lecture at 7 p.m. PreVachon registration is requested; for more information or to register, call CSC at 791-4060. Vachon’s presentation will be relevant for anyone who spends time helping or caring for others, whether it is on the job, at home, at school, or among friends. In “Spirituality of Caring: Transcending Suffering and Maintaining Com-

passion in the Encounter with Human Pain,” he will share ways to respond to the pain or anguish of those you care for -- without becoming demoralized, emotionally detached, or burned out. Based on his research in the areas of the relationship between empathy and burnout, the psychology of caring, and the role of spirituality in helping others, Vachon will explain how articulating and cultivating one’s spirituality of caring allows a helper to “metabolize” the toxic encounter with suffering, provides meaning and energy for the work of compassion,

and promotes healing in those one tries to help. Vachon is the director of the Ruth M. Hillebrand Center for Compassionate Care in Medicine in Notre Dame’s College of Science, where he provides future health professionals with a foundation in Caring Science and clinical interpersonal skills. Additionally, he teaches pastoral counseling as an adjunct professor in the Department of Theology. For more than 20 years, he has served as a consultant for health care and other organizations concerned about the stress in helping people.

at ‘Fit-Fun Day’ Where can kids play, compete in their own “TRY-athlon,” see a Sesame Street movie, fire truck, and romp on inflatables at no cost to parents? Only “Fit-Fun Day at the J” Sunday, March 25, at the Mayerson JCC. The JCC i at 8485 Ridge Road, across from Ronald Reagan highway. There will be lots of fun and free activities for all age groups throughout the

J from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration in advance is requested for the adult Indoor Triathlon, three-onthree men’s basketball tournament and kids’ “TRY-athlon” (ages 6 – 12). For more information about the Indoor Triathlon or Fit-Fun Day at the J, contact Membership Director Lorri Munafo at 513.722.7239 or visit www.JointheJ.org.

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'Tis the season to celebrate life. The chancel choir of the Blue Ash Presbyterian Church will stage two special 7 p.m. performances of the musical drama "Celebrate Life!" April 6 (Good Friday) and April 7. Joining them will be choir members from the Monfort Heights United Methodist Church, with BAPC choir director Kenneth Tice conducting. The church is at the intersection of Reed Hartman Highway and Cooper Road in Blue Ash. Admission is free with a goodwill offering appreciated. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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JCC offers spring camps, programs

Spring is almost here, and that means spring break camps and spring programs at the Mayerson JCC. Now is the time to think about JCC camps and programs so you and your children will be assured a spot. Registration for spring and summer programs opens on Monday, March19. The JCC is located at 8485 Ridge Road, across from the Ronald Reagan highway. There are two different weeks of spring break camps for grades K to 6, March 26-March 30, and

April 9-April 12. Kids can enjoy activities all throughout the J, including splashing in the waterpark, playing games in the gym, having fun and exercising in the game room, and letting imaginations soar creating art projects in the art room. Spring break camps are open to everyone; however, J Members enjoy a cost advantage. The J has swim lessons for children and adults, taught by JCC American Red Cross certified instructors, in either private or group sessions, and a Lifeguard Certification class.

Adults and children can enjoy ballet and tap classes geared for all levels and abilities. Children ages 5 to 7 can learn the basics of ballet with CCM Prep: Beginning Ballet and Tap. And CCM Prep: Primary and Tap offers learning beyond ballet fundamentals for students ages 4 to 5. Teens ages 16 and older can refine their ballet skills with Ballet Fit or Ballet for Life. Adult tap for ages16 and older is a fun way to get fit while learning the skill of tap dancing. Parents with their children ages13 – 24 months can enjoy time together with

Music and Motion, a program that improves coordination, muscle movement and flexibility. Learn about international factors affecting Israel and Judaism in adult Jewish education classes such as Melton School: Israel at a Religious Crossroads. Adults ages 18 and older can sign up for beginner or intermediate Conversational Hebrew. When summer approaches, it’s time for camp. The J offers a multitude of camps for children in grades K – 8, with one-, three-, and six-week options. For information about JCC registration, programs and membership, call (513) 761-7500 or visit www.JointheJ.org.

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4620 Belleview: First Financial Bank N.A. to Tristate Holdings LLC; $65,000. 4620 Belleview: Tristate Holdings LLC to Fivestar Signature Investments LLC; $74,900. 9260 Blue Ash Road: Citimortgage Inc. to Han Susan; $41,500. 9315 Hunters Creek Drive: Gupta Navin to Sun Yingying; $105,000.

Barry S. to Davis Bradley J. & Caryn; $86,500. 7260 Timberknoll Drive: Haszelbart Ann Marie Tr to Rosenberger Roger D. & Jacqueline J.; $282,100. 8498 Pleasantwood Court: U.S. Bank Trust N.A. Tr to Gelhaus Richard H.; $27,500. 8771 Haverhill Lane: Gmac Mortgage LLC to Nashco Inc.; $204,000.

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11692 Grandstone Lane: Lange David P. & Carrie A. to Hershey Andrew D. & Gurjit K.; $740,000. 7923 Jolain Drive: Cummings Dan & Marsha to Puffer Scott & Jill; $210,000.

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10089 Somerset Drive: Kirby Katrina L. & Michael A. to Stagg Brant T. & Jill K.; $242,500. 9083 Foxhunter Lane: Michaelson-Bussard Kelly B. & Gregory S. Bussard to Kasper Jonathan W & Karen N.; $144,500. 9271 Cactus Lane: Schatzel Mary to Von Bokern Thomas R. & Anita P.; $237,000.

DEATHS Virginia Marjorie Queen

Virginia Marjorie (nee Ebert) Queen of Blue Ash died March 11. Survived by children Gordon and Gary Queen; grandchildren Karen Bates, Kathy Wynkoop and Jeff Queen; four greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Ralph Queen. Services were private. Memorials to: the Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026,

Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Dorothy P. Rosenau

Dorothy P. Rosenau, 85, of Sycamore Township died March 12. Survived by husband, William Rosenau; and nieces and nephews John and Sue Forthuber and Dave and Linda Forthuber. Preceded in death by father, John Forthuber; and mother, Daisy Lewis. Services were March 16 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.

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RELIGION The annual Jerusalem Market for the young ones will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 31. The event features games, crafts and food reminiscent of ancient life in Jerusalem. Christian-Muslim Relations is being studied by the Adult Forum. The basis for the eightweek series is material prepared by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and looks at both the Christian faith and the Muslim faith. The forum meets at 9:45 a.m. Sunday mornings. All are welcome. The Women’s Bible Study is studying the Book of Samuel. The eight-week study is a part of the Book of Faith Series. The women meet on Wednesdays 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Childcare is provided and guests are welcome. Lenten services will include “Holden Evening Prayer,” a simplistic and moving musical worship setting written for the Holden Village Retreat Center in Washington State. These services conclude at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. On March 28, a light soup supper will be offered at 6:15 p.m., prior to worship. Call 793-3288 for more information. Sunday worship services are at

8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. with programs for all ages at 9:45 a.m. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288, www.ascensionlutheranchurch.com.

Blue Ash Presbyterian Church

The public is invited to attend the musical drama, "Celebrate Life" by Buryl Red, presented by the choirs of Blue Ash Presbyterian Church and Monfort Heights United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. April 6 and April 7, in the sanctuary of Blue Ash Presbyterian Church. This worship experience will take a musical journey through the life and ministry of Christ with the Gospel writers themselves as your guides. Child care will be provided. A free will offering will be taken in support of the music ministries of both congregations. The church is at 4309 Cooper Road, Blue Ash; 791-1153; www.facebook.com; www.blueashpresbyterianchurch .

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Montgomery Community Church

The church is offering a sevenweek class entitled “After the Boxes are Unpacked” for women who are new to the Cincinnati area or are looking to connect with their community. Child care is provided. Call the church or e-mail sgleen97@cinci.rr.com for more information. The church is at 11251 Montgomery Road; 489-0892; www.mcc.us; www.facebook.com/after theboxes.

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

A Lenten study using “24 Hours that Changed the World” by Adam Hamilton meets at 4 p.m. Sunday afternoons and continues through Palm Sunday, April 1. The OPALS (Older People with Aacti ve Lifestyles) will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Wednesday, March 21, at the Dingle House Irish Pub. Call the church to reserve a spot. Sunday worship services are 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 9848401; www.st-barnabas.org.

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

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

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A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services

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

3751 Creek Rd.

513-563-0117

www.sharonville-umc.org

Saif Jaweed, M.D.

Worship Service ...................... 10:00am Church School ......................... 11:15am Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities 360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH

683-2525

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Presbyterian

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

USA / U.C.C.

Montgomery Presbyterian Church 9994 Zig Zag Road Mongtomery, Ohio 45242

Worship Service 10:30am Nursery Care Available website: www.MPChurch.net 513-891-8670

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Ascension Lutheran Church

OHIO (513) 791-3937 Kenwood

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Rehab designed to get you home sooner. Healing isn’t just about expertise and equipment. It’s about compassion and caring. Following an illness, an injury or recovery from a surgery, our Physical and Occupational Therapists, and/or our Speech Pathologist along with our highly skilled nursing staff will develop an individually planned program to maximize your functioning in getting you back home quickly.

Where Kindness Costs Nothing

779 Glendale Milford Road (1 mile west of St. Rita’s)

Call us at 513.771.1779 • www.glendaleplace.com


LIFE

B8 • NORTHEAST SUBURBAN LIFE • MARCH 21, 2012

POLICE REPORTS BLUE ASH

Incidents/investigations

Arrests/citations

Assault (knowingly harm) At 4554 Lake Forest Drive, March 11. Criminal mischief At 9012 Blue Ash Road, March 10. Menacing by stalking (computer used) At 11280 Cornell Woods Drive, March 10. Petty theft A man said someone took a GPS system, vlue $200; a stereo and television equipment, value $30, and $2 cash from Ashwood Computer Co. at 10671 Techwoods Circle, March 8. A woman said someone took $200 from Child Time at 10631 Techwoods Circle, March 6. A man said someone took $332

Jamie Erick Short, 34, 1595 Krylon Drive, possession drug paraphernalia, drug possession at 9701 Ridgeway Ave., March 11. Charles J. Koehler, 67, 9175 Pinewood Drive, operating a vehicle impaired (under the influence of alcohol/drugs) at Eastbound Ohio 126 at Kenwood Road, March 10. Juvenile, 35, resisting arrest, criminal trespass, underage cigarette and tobacco violation at 9470 Kenwood Road, March 12. Juvenile, 12, unruly juvenile at 4230 Hunt Road, March 12. Juvenile, 15, unruly juvenile at 4230 Hunt Road, March 12.

from Rascals New York Deli at 9525 Kenwood Road, March 7. Telecommunications harassment At 9171 Kenwood Road, March 12. Theft Someone took a Dell laptop computer, value $900, and a Verizon broadband card, value $200 at 5900 Pfeiffer Road, March 6. Theft from elderly person or disabled adult At 9145 Scamper Lane, March 6.

Treeridge Drive, forgery, offenses involving underage persons, possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia at 10296 Gentlewind Drive, March 11. Michael A. Licari, 53, 5450 Lake Michigan Drive, city income tax violation at 10150 Montgomery Road, March 9. Christopher R. Biggers, 22, 5775 Elmcris Drive, possession of drugs at 7893 Cooper Road, March 10. Theft A woman said someone took a Samsung Fascinate Internet smart phone, value $250 at 10500 Montgomery Road, March 13. Someone took an American Standard urinal, value $396.27, from Montgomery park at 10101 Montgomery Road, March 12. A woman said someone took a Columbia gortex coat, value $300, from a room at Bethesda North Hospital at 10500 Montgomery Road, March 5. Theft-without consent A woman said someone took a front license plate, Ohio

MONTGOMERY Arrests/citations Jarmar Freeman, 29, 3810 Main St. No. 3, obstructing justice at 7900 Cooper Road, March 10. Stephenson R. Swan, 18, 6755

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Larry is survived by his son, Chad Cannady, brothers Shelby Cannady and Tom Cannady, and sisters Wanda Musser and Marion Reeves.

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Megan Ryan, 23, 5127 Lakeside Drive, drug possession at 8540 Montgomery Road, Feb. 26. Juvenile male, 17, curfew violation at 12090 Stillwind Drive, Feb. 25. Juvenile male, 16, curfew violation at 12090 Stillwind Drive, Feb. 25. Juvenile male, 16, curfew violation at 12090 Stillwind Drive, Feb. 25.

Larry was born on February 22, 1947 and passed away Friday, March 9, 2012, at the age of 65.

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In Memoriam

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The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Blue Ash, Chief Chris Wallace, 745-8573 » Montgomery, Chief Don Simpson, 985-1600 » Sycamore Township, Lt. Dan Reid, 792-7254 » Symmes Township, Lt. Tom Butler, 774-6351 or 683-3444

Incidents/investigations

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Juvenile female, 16, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Feb. 25. David Gillum, 35, 6587 Redwing Court, theft, criminal trespassing at 7800 Montgomery Road, Feb. 27. Gabrielle Hawkins, 19, 3430 Lansdowne Ave., theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Feb. 29. Michelle Beal, 40, 21 Handle Lane, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, March 3. Juvenile female, 15, theft, criminal trespassing at 7875 Montgomery Road, March 3. Dana Eisenecher, 18, 1012 Second Street, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, March 2. Taylor Courtney, 19, 1309 Thunderidge, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, March 2. Paul Eckert, 30, 8723 Wicklow Ave., domestic violence at 8643 Wicklow Ave., March 4.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damaging Tires punctured at 5690 Kugler Mill Road, March 6. Misuse of credit card Reported at 7875 Montgomery Road, Feb. 27. Theft GPS of unknown value removed at 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Feb. 24. Cell phone valued at $500 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Feb. 27. GPS of unknown value removed at 8311 Kenwood, Feb. 24. Merchandise valued at $575 removed at 7801 Montgomery Road, Feb. 25. Cell phone valued at $562.61 removed at 7790 US 22, Feb. 28. Identity theft reported at 8020 Bruckwind Drive, Feb. 28. Purse valued at $636.70 removed at 7801 Montgomery Road, Feb. 25. Cell phone of unknown value removed at 7691 Montgomery Road, Feb. 28. Credit cards of unknown value removed at 7690 Montgomery Road, March 1. Jewelry valued at $17,000 removed at 5779 Kugler Mill, March 2. Theft, assault Phone and currency valued at $4,000 removed at 8001 Reading Road, March 1.

SYMMES TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Michael Fisher, 22, 7581 Hopkins Road, operating vehicle intoxicated at Governors Way, Feb. 25. Hadi Mansy, 24, 8374 Cypresswood Drive, criminal damaging at 8871 Weekly Road, Feb. 24.

Livinglife

at Evergreen Retirement Community

Springtime newbeginnings!

Which way do YOU think Metro should go? Attend a public meeting to share your suggestions and help us plan a new direction for Metro: • March 29, 10-11 a.m. Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 7000 Hamilton Ave. (served by Metro Rt. 17 and 41)

• March 26, 2-3 p.m. Hamilton County Community Action Agency Rm. 210, 1740 Langdon Farm Rd. (served by Metro Rt. 43)

• March 29, 7-8 p.m. Westwood Town Hall, 3017 Harrison Ave. (served by Metro Rt. 21)

• March 27, 2-3 p.m. Cincinnati State Technical & Community College Rm. 108 (The Point) ATLC 3520 Central Pkwy. (served by Metro Rt. 17, 19, 20 and 39)

• March 30, 10-11 a.m. UC Blue Ash (Raymond Walters campus) Rm. 100 SAHB, 9555 Plainfield Rd. (served by Metro Rt. 4)

• March 28, 10-11 a.m. Metro office, 602 Main Str., 12th floor (one block north of Government Square, served by all Metro downtown routes)

If you need sign language or Spanish-language interpretation, please contact Metro at least one week in advance of the meeting you will be attending. Call 513-632-7512.

Can’t attend a meeting? Complete our survey online at www.go-metro.com

Come start your new beginning this spring at Evergreen • Programs & activities to enrich your life, including music, arts & travel.

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• March 26, 10-11 a.m. Madisonville Rec. Ctr., 5320 Stewart Rd. (served by Metro Rt. 11)

• Signature dishes & Five-star Chef inspired cuisine. • Country Cottages, One & Two bedroom apartments to fit your lifestyle.

CALL US AT 513-457-4401 FOR A PERSONALIZED TOUR AND EXPERIENCE WHY EVERGREEN IS RIGHT FOR YOU.

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