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By Amanda Hopkins

We are as tired of looking at it as you are – the empty steel shell which hovers above the otherwise thriving Kenwood retail scene – the skeleton of a failed development of Kenwood Towne Place. Rather that stare and cross our fingers that the crane doesn’t fall over anytime soon, we thought it would be a good idea to have some fun. We are asking you – what would you do with the space? No idea is too crazy – in fact, the crazier the better. Send your ideas to nesuburban@communitypress. com, with “Kenwood Towne Place ideas” in the subject line. We will publish the best ones.

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There will be no road improvement projects in Sycamore Township in 2010. Road Superintendent Tracy Kellums said because of planned work by the Metropolitan Sewer District and Water Works on some of the township roads designated as part of the improvement project, he recommended to the Board of Trustees to postpone any township road project. The original project was slated to fix 23 township roads, but had


been cut to eight roads and totaled $250,000 and 1.6 miles of road. Kellums said such a small project would not attract good prices from any Kellums top construction companies. He said any roads that would have been worked on this year will be included in a bigger road improvement project for 2011. Planning is also in the works for the widening of East Galbraith Road at the Montgomery Road

On the list 2010 road projects (will now be included in 2011 project) Lake Avenue Myrtle Avenue Beech Avenue Monroe Avenue Taylor Avenue Harrison Avenue Camner Avenue Queens Avenue Richmond Avenue Theodore Avenue Woodlawn Avenue Spencer Avenue York Avenue

St. Clair Avenue Pine Road Garden Drive Marview Drive Silvercrest Drive Irwin Avenue Matson Avenue Baen Road 2011 projected road projects Darnell Avenue Wexford Avenue Antrim Court Belfast Avenue Killarney Court

intersection. Township Administrator Rob Molloy said Kleingers and Associates, a civil engineering and surveying company, estimated the

Tralee Court Trebor Avenue Mantell Avenue Dublin Court Limerick Avenue Donegal Drive Tenderfoot Lane Eagle Scout Court Eldora Drive Glengary Lane Glenburney Court Tramore Drive Scoutmaster Drive Camp Superior Drive

cost of adding a right turn lane to ease traffic congestion around the intersection at $46,185. No date has been set for the project to go out to bid.

Fairways may replace runways in Blue Ash By Jeanne Houck

Blue Ash officials are considering building a family-oriented golf learning center on Blue Ash Airport property the city plans to develop into a public park. “The thought is to include a six-hole short course and a driving range on the airport park property, oriented towards Plainfield Road and the Blue Ash Golf Course, that would require no major changes to the current championship-layout golf course west of Plainfield,” said Sue Bennett, Blue Ash’s public information officer. “The new short course would be family-oriented, environmentally-friendly and attractive to members of our business community who might not have the time to play a regular full round of golf.” Like other plans Blue Ash has including developing the 130-acre park along Glendale-Milford Road and between Reed Hartman and Plainfield roads and improving the Blue Ash Golf Course off Cooper Road – the design, financing and timetable for completion of the golf learning center have not been finalized. “Though exact construction dates are contingent on funding and the economy, broad planning, design and engineering will continue through 2010 for future improvements to the Blue Ash Golf Course, such as a new multifunctional clubhouse including banquet facilities and more,” Bennett said. “The hope is that construction can move forward late in 2010 or early 2011.” Also in the works are cart path and irrigation improvements. Blue Ash bought 130 acres of the 230-acre Blue Ash Airport property from the city of Cincin-

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funds to move and redevelop the airport elsewhere on the 100 acres Cincinnati retained in the area by August 2010. The agreement gave Cincinnati the option of pushing that deadline back to August 2012 and Cincinnati earlier this year got an extension to August 2011 to negotiate with the FAA. Cincinnati can close the airport if they do not receive the money; Blue Ash has the right to match any purchase offer on the 100 acres in question. “Before Blue Ash can move

forward with development of the park, the city of Cincinnati must resolve these issues associated with airport operations,” Bennett said. “In the meantime, Blue Ash remains committed to the airport and continues to support Cincinnati’s efforts to receive FAA funds to keep it operational. “Regardless of whether the airport remains open or not, Blue Ash will likely begin phased development of the new park around 2012 to 2013, depending on the economy,” Bennett said.

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Old and new traditions come together at the flower show By Amanda Hopkins and Jeanne Houck

The Loveland Greenhouse in Symmes Township has been a part of the Cincinnati Flower Show for at least eight years and employee Harry Perry said the show’s move to Symmes Township Park is now a convenient drive from both work and home. “We love that the show moved here,� Perry said. Perry said guests at the Flower Show will have the chance to buy unique planters from the Loveland Greenhouse booth. Many have been molded into animal faces and faces of famous historical figures including Abraham Lincoln. “There something you


Harry Perry with Loveland Greenhouse in Symmes Township shows off some of the planters that will be on sale at the Cincinnati Flower Show. won’t find anywhere else,� Perry said. To help more people recognize they are in Symmes Township, the Symmes Township Historical Society will a welcome booth set up near the entrance to the park with information on some the township’s histor-

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28th candidates: Where they stand By Amanda Hopkins

What are your thoughts on a proposed rail line connecting the major Ohio cities? Paul: “A rail line system could be a great economic boon to the state of Ohio. Not only would it create much needed jobs, but it would make Ohio more attractive to perspective businesses that are thinking of moving into the state. If in addition to connecting the major Ohio metropolitan areas it provided an affordable, convenient alternative for commuters it could very well be economically feasible. If it could be done as a private enterprise, with support given from state level government (through policy, not dollars spent), a rail system could only work to enhance Ohio as a whole.” Weidman: “This is a complete waste of money. It is another great example of our elected officials squandering the financial future of our children and grandchildren for the sake of pork projects today. The train will require an estimated state subsidy of at least $17 million per year (and probably more), which all of us will be forced to pay for the next 20 years as part of the agreement in taking the federal funds.” Zwissler: “A high-speed rail line might make some sense in the future, but the current proposal which would average 39 mph is

completely unrealistic. It is a shame that this plan will not be the boost to our district that it could and should be. Additionally there are no thorough public transportation networks in the destination cities. Will passengers then need to rent cars?” Pillich: “3C improves productivity: Travelers work while they ride in comfort. “3C means jobs: It will immediately create 399 well-paying jobs and lead to thousands of spin-off jobs. “3C helps the economy: It will generate new businesses along rail lines, improve access to statewide transportation, and increase tourism. “3C helps freight: Improved tracks, crossings and overpasses help all rail. “3C puts Ohio on the map: We will be the gateway to international markets and a North American hub for distribution and logistics.” How will you work to

help small businesses during this economic recession? Weidman: “As a small business owner I can assure you that Ohio is a very unfriendly state when it comes to small business. We must eliminate the regulatory burdens and barriers that prevent small businesses from thriving in Ohio. One way we can do that is to completely revamp Workers Comp laws in the state. We must also cut taxes on small business owners to give them an incentive to bring people back to work. Small businesses create about 75 percent of all new jobs. If the tax burden is too excessive, small business owners will not take on the added cost of new employees.” Zwissler “Columbus needs to create a ‘stopdoing’ list. We should end or at least reduce the death tax, which sends many job-creators to places like Florida. We must end duplication and inefficiencies that have

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pushed us to the secondworst business climate in the country.” Pillich: “All businesses need an educated workforce (i.e., good schools and STEM disciplines), reliable and accessible infrastructure (i.e., roads, rail, telecommunications, and broadband), and a nice quality of life (i.e., clean air and water, safe streets, beautiful parks and natural spaces, and entertainment). I will also support legislation to promote the use of Ohio products and materials, improve worker productivity and loyalty, and cut through the myriad of red tape that bogs down small business.” Paul: “There are several avenues upon which I would work to bring growth and stability to the owners of small business in this area. First of all, you have the obvious basics: no tax increases, no additional regulation, and no increases of fees or licensing costs ... Secondly, I would work to increase the awareness of availability and procedures for acquisition of the billions of dollars already out there from the federal government. These funds were part of the federal stimulus programs and specifically put aside for small business assistance. The state ... should work to educate these individuals on how to get the help that’s already there. Finally, I would work to make the state prompter in its dealings with local busi-

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nesses. If the state owes an individual for any reason, restitution should be made without the need for a formal request and payment deadlines should be consistent for all parties involved.” What is the biggest concern to you on a local level for the residents of the 28th district? Zwissler: “We need to unleash a new generation of business builders and job creators. The 400,000 jobs lost under Ted Strickland and the Democrats aren’t coming back in the same way. Without jobs, people leave and communities suffer. I want to make sure that current and future entrepreneurs and business builders have the opportunities I had 20 years ago and aren’t saddled with any more impediments from their own government.” Pillich: “Jobs. We must do everything we can to create jobs – jobs that cannot be exported and that create a return on investment. We must enhance our strongest industries, such as aerospace, medical research, distribution and logistics, and agriculture. We must promote industries that have promise, such as advanced energy, innovation, bioscience, and high-tech. We must maintain the tax incentives and investments initiated this year and continue to market and promote Ohio as being open for business.”

Four candidates are vying for the Republican nomination for the Ohio House of Representatives for District 28. The candidates, Tom Weidman, Jeffrey Paul, Vicky Zwissler and Mike Wilson, along with Democrat incumbent Connie Pillich answered a few questions about some of the most pressing issues before the May 4 primary election. All five candidates were given the same questions. Candidate Mike Wilson did not respond before press time.

Paul: “Education. I feel that our current system lacks any real kind of accountability for any of the parties involved. Irresponsible spending is rampant ... This is not an area where we can just cut spending to the bone though ... Education is not only an investment in our future, but also our present. I will work to add accountability to the people who not only decide where the school funding is spent, but also to those parties involved with labor negotiations with the teachers. We need leadership with a passion for quality education, and the drive to see it through to fruition.” Weidman: “Too often the state delivers unfunded mandates to our local government and schools and this must end. This horrible practice has financially compromised our communities and school districts, and has added significant undue pressure to pass taxes at the local level. As your state representative, I will work to eliminate all unfunded mandates by the state.”

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Blue Ash has spent $28,000 on consultants to help it set priorities in its budget and is dispatching them everywhere for public input. Jon Johnson and Chris Fabian, consultants with the International City/County Management Association Consulting Services Team, have not only met with Blue Ash City Council and municipal administrators, they’ve hosted open houses for the public, met with government students at Sycamore High School and set up a station at the Blue Ash Recreation Center on Cooper Road where people can register their budget priorities by spending a virtual

What did you learn about Blue Ash? “We are still learning a great deal about the city as we offer assistance in the implementation of prioritization. As with all the local governments we work with, we are learning a great deal about the extensive variety of programs and services that the city offers as the departments prepare their listing of programs to be evaluated in the prioritization process. We are also learning a great deal about what is important to its residents, visitors and Don’t Move-Improve

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Sycamore students can sign up for summer school Community Press Staff Report Sycamore Community Schools students in grades nine through 12 who want to enroll in summer school must register by Friday, May 21. Classes will meet 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. from Monday, June 7,

to Friday, July 2, or Friday, July 23, depending upon the course, at Sycamore High School. Enrollment forms are available at the school and online through the Parent Portal at my. Call Mark Weigel at 686-1770, ext. 3133, for more information.

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CCDS CountryDate chairs were, from left, Linda Pruis of Indian Hill, Tresonne Peters of Parkdale, Tricia Knowles of Hyde Park and Wendy Bader Blue Ash.

CCDS auction a success Cincinnati Country Day School had its annual fundraising community event, CountryDate, March 6. More than 300 parents, alumni, past parents, staff and faculty came together on campus to support their school and celebrate the event’s theme “Spotlight on the Kids.” The evening began with cocktails and music by Like Minds, followed by a seated dinner. In addition to the Live Auction, which featured trips to exotic locations, the event featured a Super Silent Auction, which offered many items including wine, jewelry and parties. Class gifts were also a highlight of the evening and available for silent auction. Head of School Rob Macrae started the evening by welcoming the crowd and presenting the

Those who attended the event include, from left, Randy and Sandy Cantor of Blue Ash. event chairs with flowers. Julie Fleischmann, president of the Board of Trustees, also spoke, thanking the community for their

Famous People Day


Our Lady of the Sacred Heart third-graders celebrated the completion of a unit by reading a biography of a famous person, dressing as their famous person and presenting their life story on Famous People Day. This year, a variety of celebrities were chosen, such as aviator Amelia Earhardt, President George Washington, gymnast Mary Lou Retton and missionary Mother Theresa.

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Principal honors – Munazza Aijaz, Ryan Aleksa, Prativa Amom, Madeline Baker, Jacob Barnhorst, Jacob Belcher, Christopher Bell, Helen Berger, Elisa Berry, Rajat Bhageria, Jake Biegger, Michael Bigliano, Sebastiaan Bleesing, Ashley Bonnoitt, Kelly Borman, Parker Brarens, Julian Braxton, Dylan Brown, Emily Callaway, Sydney Carroll, Bethany Caspersz, Anshu Chen, Dana Coleman, Taylor Combs, Sara Constand, Alexis Corcoran, Elizabeth Craig, Megan Crone, Miguel (Gio) Dalisay, Jason Darpel, Nimit Desai, Andrianna DiMasso, Paige Domhoff, Madelyn Dukart, Elena Duran, Sabrina Eddine, Adam Finer, Juan Marco Francisco, Sarah Frey, Samantha Games, Natalia Garcia, Madeline Garrett, Thomas Gerrety, Erin Glass, Mikhail Goldenberg, Benjamin Goldschneider, Alekya Goli, Rachel Gore, Hanna Gottschalk, Angela Green, Nathan Gregg, Lindsay Grzegorzewski, Morgan Grzegorzewski, Stephanie Gunter, Arushi Gupta, Jordan Guskey, Carolyn Halstead, Jenny Ham, Benjamin Hammer, Andrew Hanus, Tyler Henley, Brianna Hensley, Nicolas Hershey, Kalman Heyn, Jennifer Hill, Jessica Hill, Jackson Hughes, Jonathan Jih, Elizabeth Johnson, Allyson Karnell, Faith Kaufman, Zachary Kaufman, Grace Kays, Kristen Keane, James Keefe, Alison Kerry, Michaella Keyes, Omar Khan, John King, Annie Kitchin, Rachel Klein, Stephanie Kley, Melanie Klyop, Abagail Kremchek,

Adam Kuhr, Nicolas Kumar, Caroline Lawley, Kathryn Ledbetter, Carly Lefton, Zara Leventhal, Trei Lewis, Sarah Li, Xiao-Wei Lin, Yao-Yu Liu, Alexandra Logsdon, Kathryn Lothrop, Anan Lu, Wendy Lu, Robert Lucian, Anmin (Eric) Ma, Elizabeth MacVittie, Gabrielle Mahuet, Samuel Mangold-Lenett, Kara Marth, Michael (Alex) Masset, Logan Mather, Cassidy McDowell, John (Scott) McLaughlin, William (BJ) Meaders, Anand Mehta, Laura Mendez, Adam Merk, Natalie Michael, Evan Moeller, Kristine Monaghan, Anna Mondro, Lauren Morris, Kevin Mosko, Alonna Motley, Anesu Moyo, Neeraj Narayan, Karin Oh, Hadis Palic, Aaron Pang, Brandon Peck, Gabrielle Peck, Joseph Peralta, Whitney Philpott, Nicholas Pinkerton, Rebecca Plaatje, Katherine Pruitt, Vinay Rayini, Elise Reardon, Elizabeth Reece, Mark Reinhart, Matthew Rickert, Edward Rivin, Ayla Robinson, Kristin Rodriguez, Jamie Ross, Hannah Roth, Jacquelyn Rudich, Andrew Sadler, Yusef Saeed, Allison Salach, Michaela Sanford, Michael Saxon, Gabriel Schenker, Matthew Schneider, Noah Severyn, Cameron Seyler, Aleeya Shareef, Christina Shehata, Daniel Siddiqui, Nathan Silverman, Kai Smith, Alex Sorokin, Rieko Sotojima, Alexander Spohr, Aleksey (Alex) Stepanishchev, Ryan Stoneberger, Hanna Suggs, Ruochen Tang, Mark Tenenholtz, Lauren Thompson, Margaret Thompson, Katherine Touvelle, Sanika Vaidya, Justin VanWagenen, John Vuotto, Hope Wang, Bryan Waterhouse, Samantha Weiss, Nathan Whitney, Emily Wick, Emily Winchell, Shawna Wing, Morgan Winnestaffer, Abigail Wise, Chun (Sky) Wong, Rachel Wright and Samuel (Luke) Yengo.


participation. Macrae concluded the evening by drawing the winning raffle tickets.


Brian Telljohann was named to the 2009 fall quarter dean’s list at Rose-Hulman Insti-

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Sweets with the folks

St. Vincent Ferrer fifth-grade students hosted breakfast for their moms with a Muffins with Mom event in January.

St. Vincent Ferrer fifth-grade students hosted Donuts with Dad in January, inviting their dads to breakfast in the classroom.


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The Sycamore Junior High Partners’ Club didn’t let the bitter cold stop them. The group took a trip to Perfect North Slopes for a fun-filled day of tubing. Partner’s Club is an organization that brings together students with and without disabilities for social activities.

Students and faculty members from sister school St. Ursula Gymnasium in Aachen, Germany, visited Ursuline Academy for three weeks. The visitors enjoyed a train trip to Chicago, tours of Cincinnati and surrounding areas and attending classes with their host students. From left: Ursuline Language teacher and foreign exchange coordinator Lynda Hoffman-Jeep of Blue Ash; Sister Scholastika, Anke Lensges and Britta Weber from St. Ursula gymnasium, and Ursuline Principal Adele Iwanusa of Blue Ash.



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This week in tennis

• Sycamore beat Princeton 4-1, April 8. Adam Reinhart beat Nagel 6-2, 6-1; Dylan Stern beat Ferchen 6-2, 7-5; Jake Maxwell and Andrew Katz beat RoyBennet 6-1, 4-6, 6-2; Jeffrey Kaplan and Nikhil Grandhi beat Hazen-Bridenbach 6-1, 6-0. • Seven Hills beat CHCA 50, April 8. CHCA falls to 1-1 with the loss. • Walnut Hills beat CHCA 32, April 9. CHCA’s TedrickHenize beat Brown-Druffel 7-5, 7-6; DiFabio-Kenney beat Manavalan-Neff 6-1, 7-5. CHCA falls to 1-2 with the loss.

This week in lacrosse

• Ursuline Academy beat McAuley 17-6, April 8. Ursuline’s Hannah Besl, Annie Hauser, Sara Wiener and Josie Male scored one goal each; Caroline Tobin and Diana Campbell scored two goals each; and Megan Schnicke, Kara Strasser and Maggie Egan scored three goals each. Ursuline advances to 2-1 with the win. • Ursuline beat MND 8-5, April 13. Ursuline’s Caroline Tobin and Diana Campbell scored one goal each and Kara Strasser, Maggie Egan and Josie Male scored two goals each. Ursuline advances to 3-1 with the win.

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This week in softball

• St. Ursula Academy beat Ursuline Academy 4-0, April 9. Ursuline’s Hannah Mehrle pitched 10 strikeouts. • Lakota East beat Sycamore 1-0, April 12. • Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy beat North College Hill 13-8, April 12. CHCA’s Alisha Grant was the winning pitcher; Alex Jeffers was 2-5, and had five basehits. • Mercy beat Ursuline 10-1, April 12. • CHCA beat Lockland 310, April 13. CHCA’s Alisha Grant was the winning pitcher, and Mallory Rabold was 2-3 with five RBIs and two basehits. • Kings beat Ursuline 9-2, April 13. Ursuline’s Hannah Mehrle was 2-3 with three basehits. • Mount Notre Dame beat Ursuline 2-0, April 14. Ursuline’s Maria Leichty had two basehits. • Ursuline beat McNicholas 1-0, April 15. Ursuline’s Hannah Mehrle pitched 16 strikeouts, and Maria Leichty had three basehits.

This week in track and field

• Moeller boys placed 11th with a score of 19 in the Coaches Classic at Winton Woods, April 9. Sycamore placed 15th with a score of 12. Moeller’s Kassem won the shot put at 55 feet, 7 inches. • Ursuline girls placed fifth with a score of 43 in the Coaches Classic, April 9. Sycamore placed 10th with a score of 21.

This week in volleyball

Moeller boys beat McNicholas 25-10, 25-18, 25-13, April 13.

Grannen, Kissinger lead Aves volleyball

By Mark Chalifoux

The Sycamore High School volleyball team graduated 10 seniors from the team that finished second in the Greater Miami Conference in 2009, but the 2010 Aves picked up right where they left off, winning their first three matches in the GMC. “The season has been going well so far,” head coach Sandy Grannen said. “We are a young team but we’re gaining a lot of experience.” The team has five seniors and two juniors in the core rotation and then a number of swing players that play both junior varsity and varsity. Grannen said the team could’ve gone either way after having to replace so many seniors from the 2009 team. “Everyone has stepped up and they are very focused and dedicated,” she said. “I’m thrilled, we could’ve been at the bottom

This week in baseball

• Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy beat Cincinnati Country Day 7-1, April 9. CCD’S Brian Cofer was 2-3. • Oak Hills beat Sycamore 11-1 in six innings, April 9. • Moeller beat Lipscomb 14-2 in six innings, April 9. Moeller’s Max Knipper was the winning pitcher; Ethan McAlpine was 2-4 with three basehits, three runs and four RBIs. • CHCA beat Lutheran West 8-6, April 10. CHCA’s Jonathan Banks was the winning pitcher; Jacob Schomaker was 3-3, scored two homeruns and had five basehits and two RBIs.



Sycamore’s Kyle Korn serves against Oak Hills.

end of these close games but we’ve been on the winning side.” The team is led by the two standouts left from last year’s team, Mike Grannen and Alan Kissinger. The two play year-round and have played volleyball for eight years. “I think Alan is the best middle hitter in the league,” Grannen said. “He is very smart and very strong and Mike is a good setter and a good blocker. Offensively, they are like Frick and Frack. They know each other very well and having two super players has helped.” Grannen also said the duo is very supportive of the rest of the team. Grannen called Urim Kang the quiet hero of the team and a strong defensive player and said Kyle Konerman has been another strong defensive player. “He’s improved his game a lot and Kang is an allaround good player too,” Grannen said. Lakota West, also 3-0 in the GMC, will be the toughest challenge for the Aves to get through if they are going to win the league. West narrowly beat out Sycamore in 2009, edging the Aves for the league title by only a few points. Grannen said the team has some big home matches on the horizon and she hopes some younger boys will come to a match so they will see how exciting the sport is. Grannen is hoping to build a junior high program in the future. “It’s a rising sport for boys and we’re trying to get a junior high program started next year and we’re trying to make people aware of the fun possibilities,” Grannen said.


Sycamore’s Kyle Konerman returns a shot against Oak Hills. The Aves took down Oak Hills in a tightly contested match April 13.

Moe volleyball smaller, more competitive By Mark Chalifoux

The Moeller volleyball team started the season 32, but head coach Greg Ulland feels confident in the Crusaders’ chances at a strong season. “The team will play really hard and get better every day, and I hope to win another title,” he said. “We have enough talent and a lot of selfless guys. Collectively, they are a good team.” On paper there aren’t many similarities to the team the Crusaders had in 2009. Moeller doesn’t have nearly as much size this season and doesn’t have the same level of experience but Ulland said the intangibles are the same.


Moeller’s A.J. Eckhoff gets ready to return a shot against McNicholas April 12. Moeller (3-2) defeated McNick 25-10, 25-18, 25-18. “The leadership and the idea of having everyone buy into getting better every day and working towards the same goal are still

there,” he said. “This team is more competitively inclined as well.” “They play more sports outside of volleyball, which

makes our practices more competitive on a daily basis,” he said. The team is led by its setters and its defense. “Ball control is our biggest strength,” Ulland said. “We have the best group of setters around and our outsides are ball-control oriented. We pass well and play great defense and don’t make a lot of hitting errors. “We won’t beat ourselves. Teams have to beat us and that’s tough to stop,” he said. Setters Landen Hunter and Marshal Luning are two standouts for the Crusaders and Ulland called junior Tucker Skove “one of the best players in the state.” A.J Eckhoff is a talented player for Moeller, and John Abeln is the team’s most

powerful hitter, according to Ulland. The Crusaders play a difficult schedule, including 11 matches against teams ranked in the top 10 in the state. The majority of those come in league play as all the Greater Catholic League South schools are ranked in the top 10 in the state and Moeller plays each twice. Moeller also narrowly lost to the No. 1 Division II team in the state, Archbishop Hoban, earlier in the season. Ulland said the tough schedule will pay off come tournament time. “Often, the best lessons are the ones hardest learned. Playing tough competition, even if you lose, helps you learn lessons about your own game.”

Time to nominate Sportsmen of Year More than 90,000 votes were cast in last year’s inaugural Community Press and Comm u n i t y R e c o r d e r Sportsman and Sportwoman of the Year online contest. Now, it’s time for high

school fan bases to rally once again for 2010. Here’s the gameplan: Online readers will select 30 high school athletes (half male, half female) on 15 different newspaper ballots in Ohio and Kentucky who meet the

highest standards both on and off the field. Voting occurs in two waves. Readers can nominate an athlete until April 29 by going to the page and clicking on the yellow/green Community Press Sportsman of the Year icon on the right side. In their nominations, they should explain

why this athlete deserves the honor. The nominations will be used to create ballots that online readers will vote on from May 13 to midnight June 10. Online vistors will be able to vote more than once. The top vote-getters will be featured on and in your

local newspaper June 24. Public voting on the nominations will begin Thursday, May 13. As with sports, the greatest effort on the final ballot gets the greatest result in this contest. Questions? E-mail Melanie Laughman at or call 248-7573.

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BRIEFLY • Columbus Academy beat Sycamore High School 3-2, April 2. Sycamore’s Adam Reinhart beat Enslen 6-0, 6-2; Dylan Stern beat Leathery 6-0, 6-0. Sycamore falls to 1-2 with the loss. • Louisville St. Xavier beat Sycamore 5-0, April 3. Sycamore falls to 1-3 with the loss. • Sycamore beat Middletown 5-0, April 5. Sycamore’s Adam Reinhart beat Bush 6-0, 6-0; Yuri Karev beat Habash 60, 6-0; Dylan Stern beat Johnson 6-0, 6-0; David Jungerwirth and Jake Maxwell beat Parks and Woodlan 6-0, 6-0; Jeffrey Kaplan and Nikhil Grandhi beat Mack and Wilhelm 6-0, 6-1. Sycamore advances to 2-3 with the win. • Sycamore beat Turpin 50, April 7. Sycamore’s Adam Reinhart beat Wilke 6-3, 6-2; Yuri Karev beat Bercz 6-2, 7-5; Dylan Stern beat Lloyd 6-0, 60; Jake Maxwell-David Jungerwirth beat Drury-Knoll 6-1, 6-3; Jeffrey Kaplan-Nikhil Grandhi beat Farmer-Wilke 62, 6-1. Sycamore advances to 3-3 with the win. • Sycamore beat Princeton 4-1, April 8. Sycamore’s Adam Reinhart beat Nagel 6-2, 6-1; Dylan Stern beat Ferchen 6-2, 7-5; Jake Maxwell and Andrew Katz beat Roy and Bennet 6-1, 4-6, 6-2; Jeffrey Kaplan and

Nikhil Grandhi beat Hazen and Bridenbach 6-1, 6-0. Sycamore advances to 4-3 with the win. • Seven Hills beat CHCA 50, April 8. CHCA falls to 1-1 with the loss.• Sycamore B beat Upper Arlington 3-2, April 10. Sycamore’s Reddy beat Wang 6-1, 6-2; Bayliff and Chessin beat Trottier and Trudeao 6-4, 6-4; and Hershey and Leshchinsky beat Moody and Fulwider 6-2, 6-3. Sycamore advances to 3-0 with the win. • Elder beat Moeller 5-0, April 12. • Indian Hill beat CHCA 22, April 12. CHCA’s Tedrick beat Alex Fixler 6-2, 6-2; and Tedrick and Heuize beat Greg Baumann and Saahil Desai 76, 4-6, 6-4. • Cincinnati Country Day beat CHCA 4-1, April 13. CHCA’s B. Tedrick and Henize beat Cody Pomeranz and Rob Pierce 6-2, 6-3. CHCA falls to 1-4. • Sycamore beat Lakota West 5-0, April 13. Sycamore’s Adam Reinhart beat Burbank 6-0, 6-3; Yuri Karev beat Madaris 6-2, 6-3; Dylan Stern beat Lang 6-4, 6-3; Jake Maxwell and David Jungerwirth beat Jones and Samarakoon 6-7, 6-1, 1-0; Jeffrey Kaplan and Nikhil Grandhi beat Sachdeva and Ciccihinelli 6-0, 6-1. • Indian Hill beat Moeller 4-

1, April 13. Moeller’s Sullivan beat Steve Winter 4-6, 6-2, 62. Indian Hill advances to 4-1 with the win. Moeller falls to 04. • La Salle beat Moeller 3-2, April 14. Moeller’s Brady Bauer and John Westerkamp beat Matthews and Samoya 6-1, 60; and Tommy Sullivan and Logan Wacker beat Bush and Hoeweler 6-1, 6-1. • Sycamore beat Oak Hills 5-0, April 14. Sycamore’s Adam Reinhart beat Patel 6-0, 6-0; Yuri Karev beat Morgan 60, 6-0; Dylan Stern beat Vandewalle 6-1, 6-0; Jake Maxwell and David Jungerwirth beat Wiggermann and Wunder 6-0, 6-0; Jeffrey Kaplan and Nikhil Grandhi beat Smith and Byrne 6-0, 6-1. Sycamore advances to 6-3 with the win. • Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy beat Kings 3-2, April 14. CHCA’s Wittkugel beat Ash 6-3, 6-1; Eilau beat Leo 3-6, 63, 6-2; B. Tedrick and Henize beat Mettey and Kemp 6-0, 62. CHCA advances to 2-4 with the win. • Sycamore beat Colerain 5-0, April 15. Sycamore’s Adam Reinhart beat Osburg 60, 6-0; Yuri Karev beat Fitzgerald 6-1, 6-0; Dylan Stern beat Wilcox 6-0, 6-0; David Jungerwirth and Jake Maxwell beat McPheters and Wissel 6-0, 6-

0; Andrew Katz and Nikhil Grandhi beat Moorman and Sheline 6-0, 6-1. Sycamore advances to 7-3 with the win. • Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy beat Wyoming 3-2, April 15. CHCA’s A. Tedrick beat Sherrod 6-1, 6-4; E. Tedrick- Henize beat Diamond- Sumner 6-2, 6-2; DiFabio- Kenney beat BeleuTucker 6-2, 6-1. CHCA advances to 3-4 with the win.

More in baseball

• Moeller beat Father Ryan, Tenn., 6-5, April 10. Moeller’s Jake Madsen was the winning pitcher, and Alex Barlow as 34 with four basehits and two RBIs. • CHCA beat Cincinnati Country Day 17-0, April 10. CHCA’s Ted Andrews pitched eight strikeouts, and Blake Avery had three RBIs. • Moeller beat Battleground Academy, Tenn., 15-4, April 10. Moeller’s Tyler Grau was the winning pitcher; Kevin Brinkman was 3-3 with two homeruns and six RBIs. • Moeller beat Carroll 11-1, April 12. Moeller’s Robby Sunderman was the winning pitcher, and Kevin Thamann was 23, scored a homerun and had three RBIs. • Summit Country Day beat

SIDELINES The Moeller High School Sports Card and Memorabilia Show will be open 4-9 p.m., April 23; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 24 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, April 25, at Moeller High School, 9001 Montgomery Road. The show has been the largest in the state for more than 25 years. This year, the show celebrates 40 years since the closing of Crosley Field on June 24, 1970, before moving to Riverfront Stadium. Two former Reds who were significant in the last game at Crosley – Lee May and Wayne Granger – will be at the show from 6-8 p.m., Friday, April 23, and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 24. May had the last hit, run scored and home run at Crosley. Granger threw the famous last pitch. Photos of the past pitch will be available as well as balls, bats and other items for them to sign.

Social to aid Sycamore athletics

On May 8, the Sycamore Athletic Boosters is having its Spring Social from 7-11 p.m. in the clubhouse at Great Traditions on Montgomery Road. Event tickets, which include appetizers and soft drinks, are $20 until April 16, $25 from April 17 until May 7, and $30 at the door. The event will also include live music, door prizes, a raffle, silent auction, a magician and “Fly By Poker”. Ticket order forms are available at, under “Athletics” and then under “Athletic Boosters.”

Proceeds from the event benefit athletic programs at Sycamore High School and Sycamore Junior High School. During the past decade, the Sycamore Athletic Boosters have provided nearly $1 million for the advancement and success of Sycamore sports.

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Ursuline Academy students Dani Reinert and Komal Safdar is a finalists for the High School Sportswoman of the Year award from the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Women’s Sports Association. Reinert plays volleyball, and Safdar plays tennis.

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Township is more than repaid for Flower Show

As a Symmes Township trustee, I get many e-mail requests for clarifying information from residents. This is one that I think all residents would benefit from knowing the answer. “I am a resident of Symmes Township. It has been brought to my attention that the Cincinnati Flower Show does not rent or otherwise pay any fees to Symmes Township/Symmes Township residents for the use of Symmes park for the Flower Show. Is this information accurate? If so, why is this the case? It would seem that even a modest fee would be reasonable. I look forward to your response. “ The short answer is: It is true that the Cincinnati Flower Show

(a non-profit 501c (3) corporation) does not rent or pay any fees to the township for the use of the park. S y m m e s To w n s h i p Ken Bryant Trustees entered into an agreeCommunity ment with The Press guest Cincinnati Horticolumnist cultural Society to relocate the Cincinnati Flower Show to Symmes Township. We did this to promote economic benefits, tourism, educational benefits and community pride.

CH@TROOM April 7 question

Do you agree with President Obama’s decision to open more coastal waters to oil and gas exploration? Why or why not? ‘Yes, I support President Obama's decision regarding offshore drilling. “The president realizes that traditional sources of energy are going to continue to be important as we transition to a more sustainable, energy efficient, cleaner, less dependent on foreign oil, and national security enhancing energy agenda. “Offshore drilling with environmental, coastline and community protections, the development of a new generation of nuclear power plants, investment in technologies that will allow for the use of coal, the most bountiful natural U.S. resource, without polluting the planet, and increased development of biofuels are all a part of this non-ideological mix as we develop new sources of energy based on wind, solar, and the power of our coastlines. “The president is convinced that whoever builds a clean energy economy, whoever is at the forefront of that, is going to own the 21st Century global economy.” R.O.S.

April 14 question

What’s your opinion of Chad Ochocinco’s non-football activities, like “Dancing with the Stars”? “To me, these athletes should have to purchase a high quantity of injury insurance to cover their franchise in case of injury. You can not limit them for what they can do, but you can make them think twice about their safety, the franchise and their fans.” D.J. “Chad is a breath of fresh air.” J.Z.

“I have no interest in dancing when professionals do it so I seldom watch ‘Dancing With The Stars.’ Just the same I have seen some of Chad’s performances and think he should concentrate more on football.” R.V. “Good for him! He is pretty good at dancing, and if he enjoys it, more power to him. I’m a little jealous of his talent; he is a real entertainer in many ways. I hope this makes him happy.” B.B. “He seems to dance better and more consistently than playing

Next questions Symmes Township is taking steps to recognize and bring in more businesses to the community. Some of the ideas include presenting them with a Symmes Township valued business certificate that could be put on display in the business and starting a business recruiting page on the township Web site. Is this a good idea? Why or why not? How did you spend, or how do you plan, to spend your tax refund? Was it more or less than last year? Every week The Northeast Suburban Life asks readers a questions that they can reply to via email. Send your answers to with “chatroom” in the subject line. football. Maybe he missed his true calling.” R.L.H. “Who cares? When Chad (whatever his last name du jour is) becomes a great, consistent player on the football field, then maybe what he does off the field will take on some interest.” M.M. “I think it’s good for his image and the image of the Bengals.” K.A.P. “Go Chad go ... just tone down some of your comments!” S.W. “I hope Chad gets his ego adequately stroked by his TV programs; his body in good shape from the dancing rigor and then focuses on being a great football player. I hope it all works together for good.” G.G. “We enjoy watching him on ‘DWTS.’ It’s one of our favorite shows.” A.H. “Whatever turns you on ... go for it, Chad!” Duke “I enjoy Chad Johnson’s antics and his extra curricular activities. His efforts on the show ‘Dancing with the Stars’ are worth watching. “But he has said he wishes he had more time to spend with his five kids. Perhaps he will have that time when his NFL playing days are complete. In the mean time he might want to take measures to keep that number at five. Go figure!” T.D.T.

Last year, the Cincinnati Flower Show spent $45,000 in Symmes Park just to upgrade the electrical service for the show. These upgrades negate the need to rent many generators and other power supply devices. The upgrades are permanent and are now the property of Symmes Township. They are used for the Flower Show and other events in the park such as Symmes Fest in June, and Farmfest/Fallfest in September. The township has an agreement with the Flower Show to share profits from parking on township property. The Flower Show admission ticket proceeds pay for any township personnel needed to support the show

before, during and after the actual event. Utility costs, police for traffic control, and on-site medical personnel are likewise paid by the Flower Show. Some profits are earmarked for future long term development of a “World Class” Horticultural Education Center planned for the Meade Property located just north of Symmes Park on Lebanon Road. Plant materials left from the show are used throughout the township and most will be used on the Meade property this year. These are the tangible benefits for Symmes residents and help justify the use of Symmes Park for the Flower Show. Benefits for township businesses include tourist dollars spent in


Street smarts?

Visitors to Symmestownship posted these comments to a story about plans to widen and add turn lanes at the Remington Road/LovelandMadeira Road intersection: “Always amazed, $3.5 million? Whatever, if I had the work done it would be a fraction, but taxpayers money is wasted on so many levels.” SickCinci

Visitors to Blueash posted these comments to a story about Blue Ash hosting a town hall meeting to discuss street safety and maintenance: “Street safety? I never see a cop in my neighborhood. They are always out on the main road and highway looking for a speeding ticket. They have to meet that quota. And the police dog was replaced by the motorcycle. I know Blue Ash Police Capt. Schaffer said the motorbike can do everything a car can, but, it cant! Think about it ... the motorbike can’t work in the rain. Or snow. It can’t track a criminal. It can’t give me a ride to the hospital. It can’t carry criminals to jail. It’s a fair weather, revenue-enhancer. And council should be ashamed.” council-critic

“Surely Exit 19 onto Fields Ertel should be a priority, this intersection must have been designed by an out-of-work drunk.” klaar “Roundabout!! Or maybe a roustabout.” SeawayPlayboy “They need to put an arrow traffic light at the intersection of Union Cemetery and Montgomery Road. I’m tired of the ‘gun it and pray’ method trying to turn left onto Montgomery Road from Union Cemetery.” venkman

The real problem Visitors to Blueash posted these comments to a story about Northeast Community Challenge Coalition hosting a town hall to discuss underge drinking: “Start going after the person who supplied the booze! Some cases I know they steal it. Time to put the hammer down and start going after people who overserve people too!” lickorice

Half full or half empty? Visitors to Kenwood posted these comments to a story about Sycamore Township Board of Trustees signing their names to a letter recommending approval by the state for a transfer of liquor license to the new Kenwood Theater: “No, no and no!” willowgrove “Nope, we’ll fight this one all the way. No beer, no how!!!” cinciblog “Can’t imagine anything would appear from the outside to be any different. There are laws in place to handle disorderly

local gas stations, restaurants and motels. Last year all Symmes Township motels were fully occupied during the month of April due to the large contingent of vendors setting up for the show. This is also expected this year. Other businesses are provided opportunities to make special offers or otherwise showcase their businesses by becoming involved directly with the show. The recognition of Symmes Township being the home for the “World Renown” Cincinnati Flower Show should make all residents feel proud of their community. Ken Bryant is a Symmes Township trustee.

Your input welcome

You can comment on stories by visiting and choosing your community’s home page: patrons already. I say give it a chance, it usually is not that hard to shut down an establishment if problems arise. Many bars have been closed in the area after numerous police calls and neighbor complaints. Give them the benefit of doubt and allow them to serve alcohol, but closely monitor the clientel for disruptive behavior.” commonsense “If this is going where I think it is, there is already a restaurant in that plaza that serves alcohol so the argument against it is pretty silly. If you want to live in a dry county, move. I have been to theatres that serve alcohol and they have been successful and they are not any different than a food establishment serving drink. Believe me, it’s not going to be a place where power drinkers and trouble makers hang out.” Mickey40 “Let the beer in. Keep the cell phones out. I’m tired of having a ‘spotlight’ shined in my eyes during a movie because some moron just had to send a text message or take a call. BTW, I am the one behind you who will let you know about your faux pas. Turn off your phones or take them outside. You’re not that important.” letmeknow “If I drank booze at the movies, I’d fall asleep, spill my $6 beer, drop my $7 popcorn and miss my $12 movie.” tommyjoe42

How to choose a lawyer Sooner or later most of us will need the assistance of a lawyer. Choosing the right lawyer can be crucial to a positive outcome. Here are a few tips to help you find a good lawyer. First, identify the specific legal problem. For example, do you need help with a real estate transaction, bankruptcy, divorce or criminal matter? Although there are general practice lawyers, most lawyers focus on particular areas of law. Clearly, having the best real estate lawyer in town may not be helpful when facing criminal charges. Next, ask friends, family members and co-workers for their recommendations. A personal recommendation from someone you trust is usually more reliable than an unsolicited advertisement. Another option is to call the Lawyer Referral Service at 3818359. The Lawyer Referral Service is operated by the Cincinnati Bar Association and maintains a

panel of over 325 lawyers in various practice areas. The lawyers must meet certain m i n i m u m requirements to be recommendBrad ed. Greenberg This is a good option if you are Community reluctant to tell Press guest your friends columnist why you need a lawyer. Arrange a brief meeting with the lawyer that you are considering. Most lawyers will agree to a one time free consultation. At this meeting you should be prepared with tough questions. Ask about the lawyer’s length of practice and experience in similar cases. Ask about their accessibility and fees. You should ask for referrals from previous clients. While you are at the lawyer’s

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office take a good look around. Is the office neat and organized or are files scattered around haphazardly? This may indicate how your files will be handled. Before you hire a lawyer, obtain a written explanation of their fees. There are three general options for attorney fees: Hourly rate, contingency (percentage) fee or a flat fee for a specific job. When you are paying an hourly rate you normally have to pay part of the expected fee up front as a retainer. Don’t choose a lawyer until you are comfortable with all the arrangements including fees. Don’t be intimidated by the lawyer or rushed into a decision. A good lawyer is someone who will give you candid advice and who you can trust. But ultimately it is your legal problem and your choice of who should be your lawyer. Judge Brad Greenberg presides in Hamilton County Municipal Court.



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Will Edkins, 7, of Liberty Township, ponders his next craft at the Jerusalem Market at Ascension Lutheran Church, Montgomery. PROVIDED

Anthony Pilone, managing director for Prudential Insurance, presents Loveland Intermediate School sixth-grader Morlan Osgood with a Certificate of Excellence award.

Sixth-grader nabs volunteer awards A Loveland Intermediate School sixth-grader who helped feed hundreds of families with sick children recently found herself on the receiving end, winning two volunteer awards. The first given Morlan Osgood was a state-level Certificate of Excellence from the 2010 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. Osgood initiated a Girl Scout troop project in which the young people raised $350 by making and selling crafts, then used the money to prepare homecooked meals for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Greater Cincinnati in Avondale. The facility houses families whose children are receiving medical treatment at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Clifton. Some 200 people were fed. “I have really learned to appreciate how lucky I am and that not everyone is so fortunate,” Osgood said. “This project was very challenging, but it made me realize that I can make a difference in the world, and best of all, I can motivate

others to make a difference, too.” The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program, which is in its 15th year, recognizes top middleand high school level volunteers based on personal initiative, creativity, effort, impact and personal growth. The President’s Council on Service and Civic Leadership also gave Osgood a President's Gold Volunteer Service Award for additional community-service projects. Osgood volunteered more than 100 hours making more than 100 hot and cold packs for the troops, being an assistant soccer coach for an instructional soccer team and presenting robotics to more than 500 students at science day for two different schools. “It is truly an honor to have a student like Morlan,” said Chad Hilliker, Loveland Intermediate School principal. “She is dedicated to helping others in our community and beyond. She inspires all of us to do our best. “I can only imagine the amazing things she will do in the future,” Hilliker said.

A day at the market


Ascension Lutheran Church turned the fellowship hall into a Jerusalem Market. Children ages 3-10 experienced The Christian Cafe, Naomi’s Nursery, Miriam’s Manna, Bella’s Beadery, Magdelena’s Makeup and Joseph’s Woodworks, doing everything from twisting pretzels to eat at the market to making crafts to take home with them. Ascension is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery. Call 793-3288 or visit

Ten-month-old Halley Parker, of Columbus, Ohio, watches the action at the Jerusalem Market at Ascension Lutheran Church with her great-grandmother, Pat Rexroad.

Katrina Wilch, 7, of Blue Ash is envisioning her next art project at Jerusalem Market at Ascension Lutheran Church, Montgomery.



Sarah Flecker, 9, from South Lebanon sits quietly at the Jerusalem Market as Kate Miller creates her face design.

THINGS TO DO Flower show

Cincinnati Horticultural Society is hosting the Cincinnati Flower Show from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. through Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 23, at Symmes Township Park, 11600 Lebanon Road, Symmes Township. It is a world-class horticultural event with hundreds of landscapers, growers, floral designers and artists. Various dining opportunities available from fine dining, casual and afternoon teas. It is Small Wonders Children’s Weekend, an international celebration exploring crafts, foods and holidays around the world, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday. The cost is $20, $15 advance; $2 ages 3-15. Parking: $8 valet, $4. Call 872-9555 or visit

Book signing

St. Columban School is hosting Rita Nader Heikenfeld, Dawn Weatherwax and Joan Manzo at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, at St. Columban Church, 894 Oakland Road, Loveland. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.


The authors discuss and sign “The Official Snack Guide for Beleaguered Sports Parents.” Book purchase benefits St. Columban School. The cost is $17 for the optional book purchase, otherwise the event is free. Registration is required. Call 6837903 or e-mail cinfanti1@

Elliott Schroeder, 3, of Maineville, is intent as he paints his flower pot at the Jerusalem Market at Ascension Lutheran Church, Montgomery.


Elliott Schroeder, 3, of Maineville and Tori Benjamin, 7, of Dillonvale, fill their flower pots with a lot of assistance from Sandy Rhoads at the Jerusalem Market at Ascension Lutheran Church in Montgomery.


Matthew Gerstner, 9, from Deerfield Township checks out the painting job on the box created by Jack Allison, 6, from Deerfield Township.


Cincinnati Preservation Association is presenting “Famous Architects of Glendale” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at First Presbyterian Church of Glendale, 155 E. Fountain Ave., Glendale. It is an illustrated lecture by historian Beth Sullebarger. The cost is a $10 suggested donation. Call 721-4506 or visit

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Sarah Helphinstine, 4, of Maineville, creates a memory box at the Jerusalem Market at Ascension Lutheran Church in Montgomery.


Elliott Schroeer, 3, of Maineville, proudly shows the fish key chain he just created. Elliott was at the Jerusalem Market at Ascension Lutheran Church in Montgomery. PROVIDED

Jack Ellison, 6, of Deerfield Township paints a cross at the Jerusalem Market.


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Faculty Show, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. The Art Institute of Ohio – Cincinnati, 8845 Governor’s Hill Drive, Suite 100, Gallery. Artwork from variety of media including mixed media, digital film, graphic design, interactive media, culinary arts, fashion marketing, interior design and more. Free. Presented by The Art Institute of Ohio – Cincinnati. 833-2400. Symmes Township.


Beginner Ballroom Dancing, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Beginning ballroom dancing lessons with Melissa. Ages 50 and up. Free. Reservations required. 247-2100; Symmes Township.


Spring Film Festival, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. “Hiding and Seeking.” Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. $1. 761-7500; Amberley Village.


Lunch and Earth Day Celebration, 11 a.m. Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive. Jewish Hospital and VITAS Innovative Hospice Care present “It’s About Living!” Information on health care decisionmaking. Door prizes. Free. Reservations required. 984-1234. Blue Ash. April Ladies Night Out, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. The Melting Pot, 11023 Montgomery Road. Includes a cheese fondue, salad and chocolate fondue. Co-hosted by Mary Kay and Missy & Jack, a women’s boutique in Mason. Drawings. Portion of proceeds benefits The Mary Kay Foundation. $19, $5 martinis. Reservations required. 530-5501; Symmes Township.


Fancy Nancy Story Time, 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 7800 Montgomery Road. “Fancy Nancy: Poet Extraordinaire.” Ages 5-8. Free. 794-9440. Kenwood. F R I D A Y, A P R I L 2 3


Faculty Show, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati, Free. 833-2400. Symmes Township.


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


Weekend of Workshops with Medium and Teacher Sharon Anne Klingler, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. “Messages from Beyond.” $20 Friday only. Inner Compass, 10901 Reed Hartman HighWay. $180, $160 advance by April 16. Registration required. 587-9855; Blue Ash.


Acoustik Buca, 7:30 p.m. deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road. 2479933; Montgomery.


String Quartet Concert, 7:30 p.m. Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road. Includes refreshments. No child care provided. Free. 791-1153. Blue Ash.

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Tom Simmons, 8 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $12. Go Bananas, Reservations required. 9849288. Montgomery.


Cake Decorating with Lynn from Bonnie Lynn Bakery, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Watch, learn and practice on bakery item with professional. Ages 50 and up. Free. 247-2100. Symmes Township.


Sports Card and Memorabilia Show, 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Moeller High School, 9001 Montgomery Road. Shop from 135 dealer tables. Shopping spree giveaways. Celebrate closing of Crosley Field in 1970. Former Reds players Wayne Granger and Lee May sign autographs Friday 6-8 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $6 weekend pass, $3 per day. 398-5225; Kenwood.


Women’s Separation/Divorce Support, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Comprehensive Counseling Services Inc. 10999 Reed Hartman Hwy, For women. Open to any age, if you are thinking about divorce, divorcing or already divorced. With licensed facilitator. $35 per week. Registration required. 543-4144. Blue Ash. S A T U R D A Y, A P R I L 2 4


Kitchen Frocks and Crock Pot Lunch, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Stitch Studio, 7835 Camargo Road. Sally Godshalk demonstrates making aprons out of skirts, dresses, pillowcases and more. Terri Morgan provides lunch. $75 includes materials and lunch. Registration required. 561-4555; Madeira.


Weekend of Workshops with Medium and Teacher Sharon Anne Klingler, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Initiation and the Ascended Masters: Revelations in Power.” $95 Saturday only. Inner Compass, $180, $160 advance by April 16. Registration required. 587-9855; Blue Ash.


Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8:45 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill.


Wine Tasting, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Meier’s Wine Cellars, 6955 Plainfield Road. Includes four wines/juices, snacks, information about wine and silent auction. Benefits Scratching Post Shelter’s Cat Shelter Molly. $10. 891-2914; Silverton.

LITERARY - BOOKSTORES The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary Kit, 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble Kenwood, 7800 Montgomery Road. Activities celebrate “Wimpy Kid” series. Ages 8-11. 794-9440. Kenwood.


A Sports Card and Memorabilia Show offering 135 dealer tables, shopping spree giveaways and celebrating the closing of Crosley Field in 1970, will be 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, April 23; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 24; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at Moeller High School, 9001 Montgomery Road, Kenwood. Former Reds players Wayne Granger and Lee May sign autographs 6-8 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Admittance is $6, weekend pass; $3, per day. Call 398-5225 or visit


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


Tom Simmons, 8 p.m. Ages 21 and up. $12. Go Bananas, Reservations required. 9849288. Montgomery.


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive. Bonaventure House with exhibits, gift shop and library, 1797 Rich Log Cabin and 1879 Bishop-Coleman Gazebo. Featuring works by internationally known photographer Nancy Ford Cones (1869-1962), who was a resident of Loveland and used local people and scenes in many of her pictorial photographs. $3 donation. Through Oct. 31. 683-5692; Loveland.


Sports Card and Memorabilia Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Moeller High School, $6 weekend pass, $3 per day. 398-5225; Kenwood.


Grailville Garden Volunteer Day, 9 a.m.noon Planting and transplanting annual spring garden in raised beds, planting herbs and perennials for biodiversity of orchard. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Work in organic garden and kitchen. Wear clothes and footwear that can get dirty. Bring gloves, water, sunscreen, hat and snacks. No experience required. Free. 683-2340; Loveland. Great American Cleanup, 10 a.m. City of Deer Park,, National day of service with nearly two and a half million volunteers throughout the country cleaning up their communities. Volunteers pick up litter as well as improve neighborhoods by planting flowers and trees, cleaning riverbanks, collecting tires, painting facades, fences and fire hydrants, landscaping, street-sweeping, power washing windows, distributing recycling bins and removing gum and graffiti. Free. 352-4380; Deer Park.

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Weekend of Workshops with Medium and Teacher Sharon Anne Klingler, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. “Your path of Service: Your Past and Future with the Masters.” $60 Sunday only. Inner Compass, $180, $160 advance by April 16. Registration required. 587-9855; Blue Ash.


Intentional Dreaming, 10:30 a.m. With Amy Pawlus. New Thought Spiritual Cooperative, 7829 Cooper Road. Discover the basics to this art and science. Gain an understanding of the dream consciousness circuit, and how to wield the power within you. Free. Presented by School of Metaphysics. 821-7353. Montgomery.


St. Paul Presents Concert, 3 p.m. Bronze Meets Brass. With the Queen City Bronze, Cincinnati Brass and the church’s Chancel Choir. St. Paul United Methodist Church, 8221 Miami Road. Reception to follow. Donations benefit The Ohio Music Teachers Association Southwest District scholarship program. Free, donations accepted. 8918181. Madeira. Just’n Time... Tunes and Tales by Justin Miller, 7 p.m. Wine bar and silent auction begin at 6:15 p.m. Congregation Ohav Shalom, 8100 Cornell Road. Guitarist and mandolin player performs accompanied by a bass player and a percussionist. Dessert and coffee buffet follows. $30, $25 in advance. Tickets required. 489-3399; Sycamore Township.


Shabbat: Interfaith Outreach Program, 10 a.m.-noon, Temple Sholom, 3100 Longmeadow, Information about history and customs of Shabbat presented. Intended for people in interfaith relationships (partner/spouse, child, parent, grands, aunts, etc.) where at least one of the people is Jewish. Snack included. Free. Presented by Temple Sholom Interfaith Outreach. 791-1330. Amberley Village.

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BUSINESS MEETINGS Business Awards Banquet, 5:30 p.m. Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Loveland, 10681 Loveland Madeira Road. With keynote speaker Butch Jones, head coach of the University of Cincinnati Bearcats football; and emcee John Popovich, WCPO Channel 9 sports director. Includes networking and dinner. $39. Reservations required. Presented by Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce. 683-1544; Loveland. EXERCISE CLASSES

Zumba, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Cincy Dance Studio, 8143 Camargo Road. Suite B, $10. Registration required. 859-630-7040; Madeira.


Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8:45 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill.


Rita Nader Heikenfeld, Dawn Weatherwax and Joan Manzo, 7 p.m. Doors open 5:30 p.m. St. Columban Church, 894 Oakland Road. Authors discuss and sign “The Official Snack Guide for Beleaguered Sports Parents.” Includes information on healthy snacks and a healthy snack tasting. Book purchase benefits St. Columban School.$17 optional book purchase, free. Registration required. Presented by St. Columban School. 683-7903, Loveland.


Matinee Musicale Concert Series, 11 a.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Baiba Skride, violin; Lauma Skride, piano. Music of Bach, Schnittke and Beethoven. $15, $3 students with ID. Presented by Matinee Musicale. 469-9819; Amberley Village.

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Search Engine Marketing: How to Get on Page One of Google, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Madeira City Building, 7141 Miami Ave. Learn value of search engine marketing and what you can do to get your business found online. Presented by Madeira Chamber of Commerce. 503-4404; Madeira.

EXERCISE CLASSES Tai Chi Class, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Instructed Tai Chi for beginners with Jennifer. Free. Reservations required. 2472100. Symmes Township.


Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8:45 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill.


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


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


Madeira Flea and Treasure Market, noon-4 p.m. Madeira High School, 7465 Loannes Drive. $1. Presented by Lexi Pet Therapy. 793-9920; Madeira. M O N D A Y, A P R I L 2 6

BENEFITS Embers Extravaganza, 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Embers, 8170 Montgomery Road. Sushi ice bar, celebrity bartenders, martini luges, silent auction, live music, hors d’oeuvres and more. Benefits Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. $85, $75 advance. Reservations required. 984-8090. Madeira. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS


The American Girl Fashion Show will be Friday-Sunday, April 23-25, at Music Hall. For girls 4-13, their families and dolls, the event provides a light meal and presentation of contemporary and historical fashions by local girls. The weekend is in support of the Aubrey Rose Foundation, which helps critically ill children. Shows are 7 p.m. Friday; 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $35 per person. Purchase tickets at Pictured is model Nicole Sweet from Mount Washington showcasing Cincinnati’s very own American Girl Doll Kit Kittredge on the runway last year.

Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road. Public speaking and leadership skills meeting. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472. 351-5005. Kenwood.


Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8:45 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill.


The Cincinnati Flower Show blooms in Symmes Township Park, 11600 Lebanon Road, Symmes Township, through Sunday, April 25. The show offers hundreds of landscapers, growers, floral designers and artists, fine and casual dining and teas. From 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, April 23-25, is Small Wonders Children’s Weekend, an international celebration exploring crafts, foods and holidays. Saturday is Fairies and Frogs Day, with costumes encouraged. Hours are: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. through Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $20, $15 advance; $2 ages 3-15, free ages 2 and under. Parking: $8 valet, $4.


April 21, 2010

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The diminishing supply of trust There are also government officials and politicians whose chief goal is self-aggrandizement rather than the common good; celebrities who can’t trust in the marriage vows their spouses make, etc. Almost every sector of society seems to have more than its ordinary supply of untrustworthy members. An atmosphere of distrust or betrayal breeds more. If so many people are untrustworthy and if it’s “just the way human nature is,” then we’re tempted to ask, “Why should I be any different, I’m not as bad as they are?” Eventually we find it more and more difficult to trust anyone: “In God we trust, all others pay cash!”

Life’s a pit of insecurity and paranoia without trust. A sense of trust is crucial for both every healthy person and for every thriving society. Yet, bearing in mind the information each day’s news brings, does it not seem trust is eroding? Who do we trust today? There are some athletes who drug-up or fail their spouses, fans, and falsify their records; financial advisors who milk their investors in Ponzi schemes; banks that go down through greed or mismanagement; churches have some pedophile clergy in their ranks or authorities worried about institutional image rather than God’s little ones.

Psychological professionals, such as Erik Erickson, consider the development of trust as extremely important. Erickson placed basic trust first on his famous list of necessary components for developing a healthy personality. We do not grow well unless we receive it from others, and we are not grown up unless we can give it to others. Trust is an act of faith. It engenders a firm belief and confidence in the honesty, integrity, reliability and justice of another person. In a relationship, trusting the other means we believe we can be open, unguarded and undefended before them. When we trust another we believe in the truth of

what that person says and does. We believe he or she would never purposely hurt us, gossip about us, nor reject us when we’re down and vulnerable. “You can count on me!” states their coat-of-arms. The opposite of trust is betrayal, and we know how much betrayal can hurt. After a serious or series of betrayals, we distrust the betrayer and often others as well. We don’t want to experience the pain of betrayal over again. One man recalled often how he felt the day his mother walked away from him forever. Though later he married a wonderful woman deeply devoted to him, he could never quite trust his wife.

He saw in the smallest evidences imagined signs of a coming betrayal. Eventually, he drove his wife away and alienated his children by his suspicions – and then used their going as examples of why no one is trustworthy. Distrust can distort our hearts and minds. Trust is not a fixed or unchanging entity any more than life is. It can be given, taken back, diminished or lost – or it can be rebuilt anew. Time is usually involved in building or losing trust. Trust keeps asking something from us long after it begins. It’s an ongoing process, not a one-time payment. At times there can be so many lies, so many cruel-

ties, so m u c h uncaring, that the w i s e s t thing to do is to stop trusting a n o t h e r. Father Lou The other Guntzelman person h a s Perspectives proven him or herself totally untrustworthy. To still maintain trust would be disrespecting ourselves. At other times we must move on in our efforts to rebuild trust. Doing so requires risk and courage. It also increases mental and emotional health, as well as our soul’s desire to love and be loved. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Matinee Musicale presents violinist In Cincinnati April 30May 1, weekend after Matinee Musicale Concert, Baiba will perform again with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra playing the Beethoven Triple Concerto with her sister Lauma, pianist, and Jan Vogler, cellist. Join the audience at 11 a.m. April 27 to hear this

Baiba Skride, violinist, performs a return engagement on the 97th Matinee Musicale Concert Series 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 27, at the Mayerson Jewish Community Center, 8485 Ridge Road, Amberley Village. Still in her mid-20s, Skride has appeared with orchestras worldwide.

concert, that includes Bach’s “Sonata No. 3;” Schnittke’s “Sonata No. 1” and “Kreutzer;” and Beethoven’s “Sonata.” Skride performs on the Stradivarius “Wilhelmj” violin. Tickets are $15, students with ID $3. Call 469-9819 or visit






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Everything’s coming up violets this spring

One good turn deserves another. You’ve heard that time and again. But this week it’s really true in my little corner of the world. Frank, my husband, plowed of Rita several our neighHeikenfeld bors’ garRita’s kitchen d e n s , including the Caudills’ garden. A few days later some of the Caudill kids stopped me as I was walking past their home with grandson, Jack. They ran out to the road

and gifted me with several packed baggies of violets, completely stemmed. Now, I don’t know if they did that in reciprocation for Frank plowing their garden, but regardless, their effort far outweighed Frank’s. If you’ve ever plucked tiny violets from a thick carpet of spring grass you know what I mean. Tomorrow they’re coming over to make violet jams, jellies and vinegars. If we have time, we’ll pick redbud flowers from the trees and make jelly from those, as well. Redbud jelly doesn’t have the beautiful color that violet does, but it’s a delicious jelly. Redbud flowers

make a beautiful garnish on salads and desserts. You can also eat the seed pods that form. I like to pick them when they’re real slender and young and sauté in a bit of garlic and butter. Just make sure the edible flowers, etc., you ingest have not been sprayed.

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It didn’t take long for readers to respond to Ruthann Hein’s request. From a reader who said, “I believe I have the recipe for the cottage cheese pie that your reader was requesting. I grew up in the 1950s and

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Brush, Palette Painters host ‘Broad Strokes’ Looking for beauty in our lives? Come and experience “Broad Strokes” with delightful paintings by the talented members of Brush and Palette Painters, formerly known as the Brushettes. View the artists’ creative impressions of flowers, landscapes and portraits in oil and watercolor from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday afternoons in April.

The show will run through Sunday, April 25, at the Woman’s Art Club Gallery at 6980 Cambridge Ave. in Mariemont at the historic renovated barn. The Brush and Palette Painters are a group of creative women who meet weekly to paint together. From March through November, they venture to various gardens, parks and other picturesque locations

around the tristate for onsite painting. During the winter they paint indoors at Swaim Lodge in Montgomery. Many of Brush and Palette Painters have exhibited in galleries and juried shows locally and around the country. The painters are a professional group of serious fun-loving artists. Members are: Helen Fondacaro, Kathi Blake, Laurie Arshonsky, Nancy

Achberger, Carolyn Muller, Martha Carmody, Barbara Chenault, Joy Kashdan Glaser, Joyce Meier, Nancy Nordloh Neville, Sharon Saluga, Mary Jean Weber, Nathalie Gerberick, Adele Garneret, Marilynn Hesford and Susan Grier. For more information about the “Broad Strokes” exhibit or Brush and Palette Painters, call Joy Kashdan Glaser at 793-0308.

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Safety Center open house provides community, family fun April 24 The Montgomery Safety Center will hold its annual Safety Center Open House from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24. During the event, local police, firefighters, SWAT

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Visionaries, Voices to be exhibitors


Brianne Crable of Western Hills and Andrew Thompson of Montgomery share a laugh while working on the Visionaries & Voices Flower Show exhibit.

about the art of gardening. The process of painting the boxes, choosing plants and designing the layout is a new experience for many of the artists, an experience that all ended up loving. V&V also has been fortunate to partner in this new venture with many great people, said Nick Paddock, V&V marketing director. One major influence is Jay Logan, a local landscape architect who runs his own landscape design company. He helped develop the concept for the exhibit. The focus is on easier-toachieve window style boxes that could easily be individualized, as well as plant

education. Jim Hansel, the horticultural operations instructor at Diamond Oaks Career Development Campus, provided V&V with greenhouse space to grow the plants, and Building Values, a nonprofit social enterprise that salvages reusable materials for sale to the public, provided building information and materials to build the replica structure that will support the garden boxes. The Flower Show staff members are excited to have V&V artists participating this year and they hope the roots the group establishes this year will grow for years to come.

Wednesday of every month. The event includes light refreshments and a study of Beth Moore’s “Stepping Up.”

The church hosts Adult and Youth Bible Studies at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. The church is at 6555 Cooper Road,

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Visionaries & Voices, a Cincinnati collective of studios and art galleries that supports more than 130 working artists with disabilities, is participating for the first time in the Cincinnati Flower Show. Artists at V&V work in all artistic materials and for most working with plants is a whole new ball game. Each artist will create his or her own living work of art in boxes that will hang vertically on a wall – a replica of the exterior of a Cape Cod-style cottage built inside the Flower Show’s Marquee Tent. Everyone is excited to get their hands dirty and learn


Brecon United Methodist Church

Sunday Worship Services are 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s Church is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All guests and visitors are welcome. The church is at 7388 East Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 4897021.

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Summer Vacation Bible School will be from 9 a.m. to noon June 21-25; and 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 26-30. Registration is now open. Senior Men meet at 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday for lunch and fellowship. Women’s Potluck Salad Luncheon is at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 28. Gardening tips will be shared. All are welcome. The children’s musical is at 8:20 and 11 a.m. Sunday, April 25. This year’s musical is “Good News Cruise.” Children’s weekday groups meet from 9 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with lunch and an afternoon session available on Tuesday. The cost is $10 for one child and $15 for families. Reservations can be made by calling the church. The church is located at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142;

Hartzell United Methodist

Sunday Worship Services are 9 and 10:30 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s School is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All guests and visitors are welcome. Youth Groups, Bible Studies weekly; Childcare and Transportation provided. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 891-8527.

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Sycamore Christian Church

Sunday Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m. Bible Study is at 9 a.m. every Sunday. The church is hosting Ladies WOW Study Group (Women on Wednesdays) at 7 p.m. the second

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

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Congregation Ohav Shalom is hosting “Just’n Time…Tunes and Tales by Justin Miller” Sunday, April 25. The guitarist and mandolin player will perform a variety of music accompanied by a bass player and a percussionist. The concert starts at 7 p.m., but a cash wine bar and silent auction begin at 6:15 p.m. After Miller’s performance, guests will be treated to an elegant dessert and coffee buffet. General admission is $25 when purchased in advance, and $30 at the door. To order tickets, send your check to Stephany Schechtman, 9440 Mapletop Lane, Loveland, OH 45140, or pay by credit card at The synagogue is at 8100 Cornell Road, Montgomery; 489-3399.

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

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Blue Ash Presbyterian Church

The Fine Arts Fund is presenting the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra string quartet at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 23. It is a concert for all ages. There will be an interactive question- and answer-session led by the musicians themselves. Child care is not provided. The church is at 4309 Cooper Road, Blue Ash; 791-1153.


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David G. Leach, 25, 2629 Hunt Road Apartment 3, possession or use of a controlled substance at 9215 Plainfield Road, April 8.

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front driver's side window of a vehicle, value $200 at 9248 Plainfield Road, April 6.

Property damage (city property)

Someone damaged fence sections and posts, value $500 at 4620 Carlyn Drive, April 7.

Telecommunications harassment At 9005 Kenwood Road, April 7.

At Reed Hartman Highway, April 11.


Breaking and entering

Someone took a computer monitor, value $300, and $15 cash from Snag Proof Manufacturing Inc. at 11387 Williamson Road, April 12.

Criminal damaging/endangering

A man said someone took a black canvas laptop bag, value $75, and a MacBook notebook computer, value $1,200, from a vehicle at 5027 Muirwoods Court, April 7.

A man said someone damaged the


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Juvenile, 15, possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia at 7400 Cornell Road, April 6. William S. Hein II, 24, 10927 Willfleet Drive, menacing, criminal damaging, disorderly conduct at Southbound Interstate 71, April 1. Thomas J. Eveland, 29, 7026 Van Kirk Ave., menacing, criminal damaging, disorderly conduct at Southbound Interstate 71, April 1. Richard E. Mcmullen Jr., 38, 1432 Hazelgrove Drive, deception to obtain a dangerous drug at 10500 Montgomery Road, April 3. Annette Rutemiller, 51, 12057 Cooperwoods Lane, leash law violation at 12057 Cooperwoods Lane, April 5. Tommy K. Tucker, 24, 2219 Catalpa Ave., soliciting without permit at 8751 Tanagerwoods Drive, April 5. Donald R. Mitchell, 45, 1619 Sycamore Drive, driving while under the influence at 9200 Montgomery Road, April 3. Christopher S. Hawk, 24, 6322 Riley St., possession of drugs at 11000 Montgomery Road, March 27. Andrew E. Stein, 48, 9801 Delray Drive, disorderly conduct at 9579 Delray Drive, March 30.

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A man said someone took a PlayStation 3 game system, value $600, and a game, value $49.99 at 7850 Campus Lane, April 13.

A woman said someone took John hardy hoop earrings, value $800; black pearl earrings, value $1,600; a David Yurmann necklace, value $2,000; a sterling silver bracelet, value $150; a sterling silver bracelet, value $200; a pair of David Yurmann clip earrings, value $1,000; a Cmpaq laptop computer, value $900; a Sony LCD flatscreen TV, value $1,500; a Bose wave radio, value $200; onyx gold earrings, value $1,200; a Michelle watch, value $800; turquoise earrings, value $500, and sea pearl earrings, value $500 at 9916 Forest Glen Drive, April 9.

Criminal damaging

A man said someone threw a concrete paver at his car, doing $500 damage, and snapped a small tree, $250 damage at 10672 Creeknoll Court, April 8. At 10672 Creeknoll Court, April 11.

Criminal damaging/endangring

Someone placed a city garbage can and platform in the southbound lane of Montgomery Road at 9403 Montgomery Road, April 3.

Identity fraud, theft-deception

Someone used a fraudulent identity to obtain a prescription at 9939 Montgomery Road, April 12.

Lost/found property

A man said he lost a Nokia cell phone in Montgomery Park at 10101 Montgomery Road, April 10. A single round of ammunition was found in a restroom at Sycamore High School at 7400 Cornell Road, March 31.

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A man said someone ordered two iPod touches over the Internet using his credit card number at 7400 Cornell Road, April 13.




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Someone stole a check for $28,761.47 from Ohio Financial Services at 1 Financial Way, April 13. A man said s omeone took a plaster angel, value $200 at 13047 Coopermeadow Lane, April 13. A male juvenile said someone took an iPod Nano, value $150, and $50 from a locker at 7400 Cornell Road, April 13. A woman said someone took her purse from a vehicle at 10500 Montgomery Road 2125, April 7. Someone took $9.99 worth of gasoline and $40.69 worth of Swisher Sweet Cigarillo cigars from United Dairy Farmers at 9759 Montgomery Road, April 4. Someone pumped $31.82 worth of gasoline without paying at United Dairy Farmers at 9759 Mont-


gomery Road, April 1. A man said someone took 16 $20 bills, value $320 at 11799 Grandstone Lane, March 31. A woman said someone took her ourse, value $300, and its contents, including $300 cash, a Mastercard and an Ohio driver’s license at 7330 Thumbelina Drive, April 1.

Theft-without consent, misuse of credit card

A man said someone took his MasterCard at 7860 Pfeiffer Road, April 13.

SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Charles Mave, 65, 4024 Houston Ave., disorderly conduct, obstructing official business at 3918 E. Galbraith Road, April 8. Juvenile female, 15, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, April 3. Mary Jo Riesenberg, 42, 11678 Van Camp Lane, operating motor vehicle intoxicated at Cross County Highway, April 5. Daryl Meece, 47, 3925 Belfast Ave., domestic violence at 3925 Belfast Ave., April 4.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

Storage area entered and place settings of unknown value removed at 7779 Montgomery Road, March 29.

Identity theft

Reported at 5793 Kugler Mill Road, April 1.


$1152 in merchandise removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, April 5. $2,560 in jewelry removed at 7875 U.S. 22, April 6. $434 in merchandise removed from kiosk at 7875 U.S. 22, April 7.

Unauthorized use of vehicle

Reported at 7862 Village Drive, March 29.

SYMMES TOWNSHIP Incidents/investigations Assault

Reported at 11600 Lebanon Road, March 30.


Vehicle entered and computer of unknown value removed at 8675 E. Kemper Road, April 7. Firewood of unknown value removed at 10463 Stablehand Drive, April 6. Medication of unknown value removed at 11359 U.S. 22, April 6. Trailer valued at $1,500 removed at 12126 Sycamore Terrace Drive, April 2.


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