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Revealed: New FC Cincinnati stadium ‘grand staircase’ Sharon Coolidge Cincinnati Enquirer USA TODAY NETWORK
Alice Magoto of Hyde Park represented Ohio in the 2019 Miss USA ﬁnal competition in the Grand Theatre in the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno on Thursday.
No crown but Seton grad Alice Magoto still shined in Miss USA Sarah Brookbank sincinnati Enquirer USA TODAY NETWORK
A new Miss USA was crowned Thursday night and while Miss Ohio didn’t take home the crown, she made us proud. Miss North Carolina Cheslie Kryst, a 28-year-old lawyer from Charlotte, took home the crown in Reno, Nevada according to USA TODAY. Alejandra Gonzalez of New Mexico was the ﬁrstrunner up, and Oklahoma’s Triana Browne the second-runner up during the competition. Miss Ohio Alice Magoto of Hyde Park, a Seton High School graduate, was among the top 10. Others in the top 10 included Miss Arkansas, Miss Kansas, Miss North Carolina, Miss District of Colombia, Miss New Mexico, Miss Maryland, Miss
Florida, Miss Nevada and Miss Oklahoma. “Gosh, what a DREAM! I can’t believe last night I walked the Miss USA stage. Thank you to every single person who has made this possible, I wouldn’t have been able to do this without my insane support team! I love you all,” Magoto said on Instagram. Magoto won the Miss Ohio USA title in November. She also competed in the Miss America pageant in 2016. During the competition, Magoto was one of two contestants who swapped out the standard bikini for a ﬂoral one-piece suit. Magoto and Miss Iowa wore one-shouldered monokinis that covered up a bit more skin, but still had a cut-out at the waist, according to USA TODAY. USA TODAY contributed to this article.
New images show the entrance to FC Cincinnati’s Major League Soccer Stadium will be a “grand staircase” that begins on Central Parkway, which team ofﬁcials say are supposed to echo the Spanish Steps in Rome and the steps leading into the New York City Public Library. That image, plus clearer pictures of a modern structure that seems wrapped in ribbons, were shown to the public Monday, April 22 as the Cincinnati Planning Commission prepares to sign oﬀ on the stadium’s ﬁnal design. The drawings are the most detailed yet. There will be a two-story, glasswalled team store with space outside for a kids area on game days. FC Cincinnati was awarded a Major League Soccer expansion team this year, with the caveat that it build a stadium in or near the urban core. The team is building a $250 million privately funded stadium, with roughly $35 million in taxpayer-funded incentives for infrastructure needs. The foundation is being poured now and the stadium is set to open in time for the 2021 soccer season. Previously, the team unveiled pictures that showed the stadium will include a canopy that extends over every seat – important in the wake of rainy home games this season. The orange glow ﬁrst shown as a full stadium covering has morphed into a ribbon-like wrap. The new images show ribbons, which will be lit at night. As previously reported, the stadium will be a full bowl rather than one with open ends. That combined with the canopy that bounces down light and sound is aimed at keeping energy – and noise – inside the stadium. See STADIUM, Page 2A
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Flash mob’s performance in the produce section of Harrison Kroger goes viral Sarah Brookbank Cincinnati Enquirer USA TODAY NETWORK
A local choir took to the Harrison Kroger this weekend for a ﬂash moblike performance to promote its spring concert Harrison Voce performed in the pro-
duce section on Saturday and has since gone a little viral in the community. “This is just a small taste of the amazing music we will be performing at the Spring Concert on May 19th,” the group said on Facebook. Harrison Voce was established in 2013 and is a non-proﬁt organization.
The group said it relies on donations and ticket revenue to continue musical and artistic outreach into the community. The group will be performing America’s Musical Journey on May 19 at 4 p.m. at the Martin Marietta Performing Arts Theater located at 9999 West Road
in Harrison. Tickets are $10 each and are available at Harrison FCN Bank and Village Pharmacy or at the door. Visit http://www.harrisonvoce.org/ for more information.
Beer hall at the new FC Cincinnati stadium? Possibly Sharon Coolidge Cincinnati Enquirer USA TODAY NETWORK
FC Cincinnati President Jeff Berding and former mayor Mark Mallory speak before “media round table” on Thursday, April 25. SAM GREENE / THE ENQUIRER
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The new FC Cincinnati stadium could include a beer hall, team president and manager Jeﬀ Berding revealed during a recent panel discussion focused on the stadium. It shouldn’t come as a surprise. This is Cincinnati, where brewing is part of the city’s German history. But a beer hall would be about more than just drinking. It’s part of a discussion about how to make sure the stadium is used all year, not just during the 17 home games each season. “It’s an idea we’re kicking around,”
Berding told The Enquirer after the breakfast. “We are discussing a brewing partner, or something representative of our beer heritage to be a part of the plan.” The idea, Berding said, would be perhaps put it on the plaza so that it opens into the stadium on game days, and toward the community on non gamedays. It would be open during away games for fans to watch the game on television, Berding said during the discussion. It’s so early in talks, there are no renderings. Berding’s initial remarks about the beer hall came during the Cincinnati
Business Courier’s Commercial Developers Power Breakfast at the Duke Energy Convention Center. FC Cincinnati is building a $250 million, privately-funded stadium in the West End. The ﬁrst question asked was about the displacement of tenants who live in two buildings north of the stadium site. Berding said the residents are being given more time to move. In the meantime, the team is pausing the ﬁnal stadium design approval process with the Cincinnati Planning Commission. At the moment, the team is just seeking approval to two right-of-ways within the stadium site.
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The stadium site runs between Wade Street and the city’s District One police station on Ezzard Charles Drive. In the plans shown Monday night, the police
A newly released rendering shows what the outside of the FC Cincinnati stadium will look like. PROVIDED
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station remains where it is, as does the Cincinnati Ballet. Cincinnati City Council members Amy Murray and David Mann on Monday, April 22 ﬂoated the idea of selling District One, possibly to the team. Then the District One station could move to Clifton, where a combined District One and District Five police station would be built. The city is grappling with what to do about District Five, which needs a new permanent home after the city was
forced to close the substandard buildings where it had been located. Under the plan, the sale of the District One plan could pay for the combined police stations. The team has also acquired property north of the site and is asking Cincinnati City Council to rezone the property, a move that has highlighted the displacement of some residents. During a public meeting to discuss zoning issues, displacement took center stage instead.
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Prosecutor: ‘Professional assassin’ calls himself ‘Ghost’ Kevin Grasha Cincinnati Enquirer USA TODAY NETWORK
A man who police consider a professional assassin calls himself “Ghost,” a prosecutor said. Styles Hummons was recently indicted in connection with an executionstyle killing last year and two other alleged plots, one of which Hamilton County Assistant Prosecutor David Prem said was stopped by police. Prem said Hummons, 31, “brags that he is the kind of guy, if there’s a target, he can pop up out of nowhere,” and then disappear. One way he does that is to enlist the help of others, Prem said during an arraignment in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court. Among three others who have been charged along with Hummons is a 21year-old East Price Hill woman, Courtney Walters. Prem said Walters lured 29-year-old Brendan Phillips into a car, “under the guise that he was going on a date.” Hummons then “executed” Phillips in the back of the car, he said. Phillips’ body was found Feb. 16, 2018, in an alley in Mount Airy. “Mr. Hummons is known to police as a professional assassin,” Prem said. At separate arraignments, Judge
Leslie Ghiz set bond for Hummons at $2 million. He faces charges including murder, attempted murder and conspiracy. Ghiz set bond for Walters, who also is charged with murder, at $1 million. Walters’ attorney, Wilkes Ellsworth, said in court that his client has told authorities that “she had no idea that Mr. Hummons was going to do what he did.” Hummons’ attorney M.J. Hugan said prosecutors more than 10 years ago accused Hummons of being “an executioner,” but a jury found him not guilty of murder and robbery charges. He had been charged in a 2007 shootout that left two people dead, including an alleged accomplice. In that incident, prosecutors said Hummons used an assault-style weapon. He was found guilty of a gun charge, records show, and sentenced to ﬁve years in prison.
Styles Hummons, wearing a jail uniform, stands next to his attorney, M.J. Hugan, at an arraignment Thursday, April 25, in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court. KEVIN GRASHA/THE ENQUIRER
Few details have been revealed about the other two plots. Prem said police were able to stop one, and a victim was shot and wounded in the other. Tratez Mackey, 26, is accused of plotting with Hummons and others, between March and April 18 of this year, to kill someone. Police found two guns in Mackey’s home, Prem said. In the third plot, court documents
say that in 2018 Hummons and Donell Woods attempted to kill another person, luring him to the crime scene. Prem said the target as well as Hummons were shot and wounded during the attack. Jail documents say Woods, 33, of Colerain Township, “arranged and implemented a murder for hire.” Ghiz set bond for Mackey, of North College Hill, at $1 million. Woods’ bond was set at $1.5 million.
Documents: Robbery suspect threatened to kill 6 police oﬃcers Kevin Grasha Cincinnatii Enquirer USA TODAY NETWORK
A man who was accused in a robbery faces multiple counts of aggravated menacing after court documents say he threatened to kill six police oﬃcers involved in his arrest. El Hanan Pittman, 24, was suspected
in an April 15 robbery. That day, Cincinnati police pulled over a vehicle Pittman was in, the documents say, partly based on the robbery victim’s description of the vehicle. Inside the vehicle, po-
lice found two loaded handguns. One of the guns had an extended magazine, which the victim described. According to court documents, as he was being arrested, Pittman “threatened to kill six police oﬃcers.” The Westwood man also faces charges of carrying a concealed weapon and being a felon in possession of a gun.
Pittman is barred from possessing guns because of previous felony convictions. He was convicted as a juvenile of aggravated robbery. As an adult, records show he has been convicted of felonious assault as well as drug possession and gun charges.
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Child to rapist: ‘You deserve to go to hell’ Kevin Grasha Cincinnati Enquirer USA TODAY NETWORK
A man described as a family friend who would take young children camping, swimming or to play miniature golf pleaded guilty Thursday, April 11 to rape charges involving four children. The children, three boys and a girl, were between the ages of 6 and 10 when court documents say Steven Matthew Sarver forced them to engage in sex acts. In sentencing Sarver to 20 years in prison – a term agreed upon as part of the plea – Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Melba Marsh read letters written by two of the children. “You’re a child abuser, and you
abused kids, and that is wrong… I don’t ever want to see or hear from you again,” one of the children wrote. “You deserve to go to hell for at least one year… God is telling me I have a right to be
mad at you.” “If I could, I would spit in your face,” the other letter said. “You need to think about how me and my friends feel. You hurt us.” Marsh told Sarver, who is 38, that the children’s words conveyed their “pure innocence.” “They are the most powerful words I’ve heard in a long time,” she said. Several times, Marsh tried to get Sarver to say something in response.
But Sarver, who has a 5th-grade education, declined to speak. At one point, he said simply, “Sorry.” “Is that the only word you can speak?” Marsh asked. “Yep,” he replied. Sarver pleaded guilty Thursday, April 11 to four counts of rape. The attacks involving various victims happened between May 2016 and December 2018, Hamilton County Assistant Prosecutor Jennifer Deering said in court. According to court documents, Sarver sexually assaulted them while camping, at a miniature golf course in Green Township, and at his Addyston home. Sarver was arrested Nov. 29, 2018, records say.
Competency tests ordered in vandalism spree Kevin Grasha Cincinnati Enquirer USA TODAY NETWORK
There was no further explanation Tuesday, April 30 for a woman’s alleged vandalism spree on April 13 at multiple stores, during which authorities say she smashed liquor bottles and set ﬁres inside a Colerain Township convenience store. Falicia Ford, 29, also is accused of destroying or damaging items at a mini-mart and then a Family Dollar in the West End. The mother of two young children also is charged with causing $89 in damage that day at a Walmart. At an arraignment Tuesday, April 30 in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court – where Ford faces arson charges – her attorney, Robert Gutzwiller, said she has attention deﬁcit hyperactivity
disorder and depression. Judge Lisa Allen ordered Ford to undergo emergency mental competency tests. Gutzwiller, who entered a not Ford guilty plea on Ford’s behalf, said she has no criminal record. Cellphone video from the Colerain Township incident, which happened at the Airy Pony Keg on Colerain Avenue, showed a woman breaking liquor bottles and tossing bills from the cash register into the air. “Free, free, free!” the woman yelled. “Money, money.” The store’s owner, who was in the courtroom for Ford’s arraignment, told The Enquirer he doesn't know her. The witness who recorded the incident said the woman never explained
her actions. Court documents say the damage at the Airy Pony Keg totaled more than $3,000. There was approximately $400 in damage at the Family Dollar. The owner of Amir Mini Mart reported $200 in damage, according to court documents. Ford, who lives in the West End, faces charges of arson, aggravated arson, vandalism and criminal damaging. The criminal damaging charges were ﬁled in Municipal Court. Ford spoke only a few words during her arraignment. The competency tests determine if she understands the charges against her and can assist in her own defense. Allen ordered her held without bond.
Man who drove into crowd now charged with abduction Cameron Knight Cincinnati Enquirer USA TODAY NETWORK
A West End man who drove a car into a crowd in 2017 was arrested again last week after police said he abducted a woman and tied her up in her own apartment. Chaaz Hill, 22, is accused of taking a woman against her will to her Westwood apartment building, tying her hands and feet up with rope and then duct taping her mouth, according to police records. Hill The incident is said to have occurred last Wednesday. Hill was arrested the same day. In August 2017, Hill injured a diﬀerent woman when he drove a blue BMW car into a crowd in North Avondale, court records state. In that case, Hill pleaded guilty to aggravated assault. He was sent to River City Correctional Facility to complete a residential treatment program. He was kicked out of that program in June 2018. After serving 36 days in jail, he was sent back to complete the program. Now, Hill is being held on a $75,000 bond at the Hamilton County Justice Center awaiting trial on the abduction charge.
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Perfect ACTs not just happening at Walnut Hills. They are soaring everywhere. For more on Walnut Hills and the ACT, see page 8A.
Hannah K. Sparling and Dan Horn Cincinnati Enquirer USA TODAY NETWORK
Walnut Hills High School recently announced that 17 of its students scored a perfect 36 on the ACT college admissions test. Things got a little crazy after that. Jimmy Fallon joked about it on the “Tonight Show.” Social media blew up with congratulations and conspiracy theories. And test experts buzzed about what it all meant. But was it really that unusual? Yes. But maybe not as unusual as everyone ﬁrst thought. Turns out, the number of perfect ACT scores nationwide has more than doubled since 2015 and is six times higher today than it was eight years ago. In 2010, 1 of every 2,600 students nailed a perfect score. In 2018, it was 1 of every 500. “There used to be a literal handful of students with a perfect score,” said Bob Schaeﬀer, public education director for the National Center for Fair and Open Testing. “Now, there are thousands.” ACT oﬃcials say the test, which more than 1.9 million students took last year, hasn’t changed in any meaningful way since 1989. Students armed with No. 2 pencils still get three anxious hours to answer multiple choice questions about math, English, science and reading that could help determine whether they get into their college of choice. The average test scores haven’t changed much, either. Those have hovered around 21 for at least the past ﬁve years. The scores at the top, however, have changed dramatically. At Walnut Hills, an elite, public college-preparatory school in Cincinnati, nine students post-
Ray Conroy, 18, a Walnut Hills High School senior, in the school library with his current favorite book, “Catch-22.” He scored a perfect score on the ACT college entrance exam.
Gabrielle Chiong, 16, a Walnut Hills junior, earned a perfect score on the ACT college entrance exam the third time she took it.
ed perfect scores in 2018 and seven more have done it so far this year. A total of 17 juniors and seniors at the school currently boast perfect scores, with one of those earned in 2017. “Walnut prepared me very well,” said Ray Conroy, one of the seniors who scored a 36. “It’s kind of encouraged to get good at test taking.” If the test is essentially the same, why are so many more students acing it? The most likely answer is a booming test-preparation industry that’s built on the hopes and fears of students and parents who are willing to work – and pay – to get an edge. They see the investment of a few hundred or even a few thousand dollars in a test prep program as worthwhile if it helps land their child at an Ivy League school or secures a big ﬁnancial aid package. “The stakes are absolutely real,” said Mark Treas, CEO and founder of TorchPrep in Newport, which charges $1,700
for its comprehensive, private test-prep package. That package includes, among others, 16 hours of tutoring, a two-hour strategy session and TorchPrep’s “Code Crackers” to help navigate the test. Treas cited an email he got from the parents of one of the 7,000 students who used his program this year. They told him the student’s recent 4-point improvement on the ACT could make her eligible for as much as $100,000 in ﬁnancial aid.
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This is Walnut Hills, after all Seventeen seemed a shocking number at ﬁrst, but if any school is primed for over-the-top academic success, it’s Walnut Hills. Students must pass an entrance exam to get into the school, so it’s the cream of the Cincinnati Public Schools’ academic crop. Walnut is regularly ranked the No. 1 public school in the state. It has far less poverty than other schools in the CPS
district – 18 percent at Walnut compared with 82 percent districtwide. Walnut has a rigorous test-prep program and an extensive alumni network that raises hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to ensure Walnut students have more than what the district alone can provide. Still, even for Walnut Hills, 17 perfect ACT scores is unusual. Since 2008, Walnut students have earned a total of 32 perfect scores, which means half of those have come in the past 18 months. CPS has 12 other high schools, not counting online programs. None of them has had a perfect score since the district started keeping track a decade ago. But it’s not just Walnut. At Mason High School, just north of Cincinnati, 16 members of the class of 2019 earned a 36 on the ACT. Another 44 missed it by a point, compared with 23 Walnut seniors who earned a 35. So, going by the senior class alone, Mason, which is larger, actually has Walnut beat. In fact, this is happening nationwide. In Kentucky, the number of perfect scores is nine times higher than it was in 2010. In California, it’s 11 times higher. Treas said top students at highachieving schools – like Walnut Hills and Mason – are driving up the number of top scores because they are more focused on the test and more dedicated to preparing for it. That could mean taking multiple practice tests, special classes at school dedicated to the ACT or even taking the actual test itself, which costs at least $50.50 per sitting, multiple times. Schools are on board with more agSee ACTS, Page 12A
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17 Walnut Hills students score a perfect ACT Sarah Brookbank Cincinnati Enquirer USA TODAY NETWORK
Seventeen Walnut Hills High School earned a perfect score of 36 on the ACT, a standardized test used for college admission, according to Cincinnati Public Schools. An additional 23 seniors missed the mark by a single point, said Principal John Chambers. “I have never heard of so many students in one school earning a perfect score,” said Ed Curry, a spokesperson for ACT told the district. Curry said ACT does not keep records of students with perfect ACT scores by school or district and could not verify if this was the largest number of students from one high school earning the top score. ACT said approximately one-tenth of one percent of students who take the exam nationwide earn a 36, according to the district.
The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science, each scored on a scale of 1–36. A student’s composite score is the average of the four test scores. Here are the students who earned a perfect score: ❚ Suvan Adhikari ❚ Nolan Brown ❚ Meoshea Britt ❚ Raymond Conroy ❚ Gabrielle Chiong ❚ Nickolas Deck ❚ Matthew Dumford ❚ Bridget Fuller ❚ Peter Hattemer ❚ Antoine Langree ❚ Nathan Miller ❚ Evan Peters ❚ Milan Parikh ❚ Mohit Pinninti ❚ Dhruv Rungta ❚ Naomi Stoner ❚ Alan Zhang
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Walnut Hills, Wyoming lead list of Tristate high schools ranked best in the state and country Sarah Brookbank Cincinnati Enquirer USA TODAY NETWORK
Local high schools are some of the best in Ohio and Kentucky according to a new report from U.S. News and World Report. Five local schools from Kentucky and six local schools from Ohio made it into their state’s respective top 30 rankings. U.S. News ranked 17,245 public high schools and reviewed more than 23,000.
The highest ranked U.S. public schools in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best High Schools rankings are those whose attendees demonstrated “outstanding outcomes above expectations” in math and reading state assessments, passed a diverse array of college-level exams and graduated in high proportions. Two schools even made the national top 100. Walnut Hills High School ranked No. 65 and Wyoming High School ranked
No. 74. If you notice a big jump in rankings from last year, U.S. News changed its methodology. “With the revamped methodology, most schools’ ranks changed signiﬁcantly between 2018 and 2019 because of the broader competition in terms of the number of schools being newly ranked,” U.S. News said. How local schools ranked In Ohio: No. 1: Walnut Hills High School
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Jimmy Fallon had something to say about Walnut Hills High School students Wednesday, April 24 on his show. The Walnut Hills students have cornered the market on perfect ACT scores. Cincinnati Public Schools announced that 17 students had earned a perfect score on the ACT. A perfect score is a 36. An additional 23 seniors from Walnut Hills missed the mark by a single point. On the episode of the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, the host said he thought it was “kind of weird.” In the bit, he showed three stock pictures of ‘students’ and quoted them each as saying “Well I mean it took a lot of mental prep. It wasn’t wasn’t, but I
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How to grow herbs in containers Rita’s Kitchen Rita Heikenfeld
On Earth Day, I visited my granddaughters Eva’s and Emerson’s school. We had fun sharing seeds and plants and talking about being good stewards of our earth. The girls gave their teachers container herb gardens. A few had questions about growing herbs in containers. I’ve had requests from some of you about the same subject, so I thought it a timely topic. Although I grow most herbs in the ground (give me a hoe and a patch of land and I’m a contented woman), growing herbs in containers is doable and budget friendly. Mother’s Day is coming up. How about a container herb garden for her? Here are tips on growing kitchen favorites, including newer varieties, that thrive in containers. Pots/Soil. The most important element? Drainage and lots of it. Width, height and depth should accommodate the root system. Herbs grow well in soilless mixes. Go multiple. Plant several herbs together as long as growing requirements match. Do you like edible ﬂowers and salad greens? Tuck some in! Sun exposure. Most herbs love sun, while others tolerate some shade. Read labels! Watering. Herbs in pots need watered more often than in-ground herbs since they don’t have enough soil surrounding them. Most herbs prefer to dry out slightly between waterings. Fertilizing. Augment about halfway through the season unless your mix already contains enough. Go easy here. Like too much watering, too much fertilizer produces lush
A container herb garden. Pinch off herb flowers and use. RITA HEIKENFELD PHOTOS
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growth with little ﬂavor. Pruning. See a ﬂower forming? Pinch it oﬀ and use. Pruning allows plants to continue to put energy into leaves. Harvesting. Volatile ﬂavors are highest when blooming starts. But no worries. They’ll still have ﬂavor all season long.
to seed. My family’s tabouleh has lots of fresh parsley. Thyme. Cooks adore this peppery, perennial herb. Both bush and trailing thymes are suitable for containers. No need to chop thyme leaves. Just strip them from stem. Rosemary. This tender perennial can take some drought. Its piney ﬂavor is delicious with roasted potatoes and grilled meats. Sage. Annual variegated sages with small leaves lend texture and color. Wrap pork tenderloin with sage leaves and prosciutto. Tuck leaves under poultry skin. Check out abouteating.com for more container herbs. Visit Rita at Natorp’s in the herb section. Times are on natorp.com.
Kitchen herbs for containers Basil. Try minet or globe varieties of this annual herb for smaller containers. Leaves are small so no need to chop. Common sweet basils, as well as a new sterile ﬂower variety, Amazel basil, grow well in larger ones. Toss some basil leaves into green salads. Chives. Both onion and garlic chives are perennial herbs that are happy in
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gressive preparation, Treas said, because they increasingly are measured by student performance on standardized tests. And parents are all-in because they see the ﬁnancial beneﬁts a higher score can bring. Those factors came together in the past decade to create a test preparation industry that did about $25 billion of business in 2016, according to the Journal, a magazine for school administrators. “You’re seeing a market shift going on,” Treas said. “People weren’t doing this 10 years ago.”
Think like a card counter A Google search for some variation of “ACT” and “test prep” is a testament to that market shift: “10 must-know tips for the ACT,” “Expert ACT test prep help,” “ACT 36 in just 7 steps.” Test prep for the SAT, the other big college admissions test, also is booming. And top scores on that test appear to be rising as well, although a major change in the SAT three years ago makes measuring those numbers more diﬃcult. In 2017, 5% of students who took the SAT scored between 1400 and the maximum score of 1600. In 2018, 7% of students hit that mark. Treas, whose company focuses on the ACT, said he takes a practical approach to the tests. A former blackjack player and card counter, Treas said his goal is to give students better odds of scoring well by teaching them to practice and to understand the test’s structure. A card counter has a system to beat the house. A test taker needs a system to beat the test. “Generally, gamblers sit down at a table and hope to win,” Treas said. “You need to think of it more like a card counter than a gambler.” Schaeﬀer, whose organization wants to reduce the emphasis on standardized
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tests, said a signiﬁcant majority of U.S. colleges still admit more than half the students who apply. Yet the testing boom convinces many they must excel on the tests to go to college and be successful. “Kids get the message that they’re falling behind,” Schaeﬀer said. “More importantly, their parents, who have the checkbooks, get the message.” Not every parent can spring for prep classes, which can cost several hundred dollars, let alone for private tutoring, which can run thousands more. But the Varsity Blues college admissions scandal earlier this year revealed how far some wealthy parents would go to get their kids into elite schools, in some cases hiring others to take their children’s tests or securing doctor’s notes to give them more time on the test. Some parents even bribed university ofﬁcials. There’s no indication from ACT oﬃcials or anyone else that anything improper occurred at Walnut Hills. The students with perfect scores are ambitious high achievers who had access to test prep in the school and on their own. Research on test prep still is in its infancy, but studies suggest the kind of practice and repetition students get from test preparation are among the best ways to improve scores. Conﬁdence also is a factor: If students feel prepared, they tend to do better.
Conroy, the 18-year-old senior at Walnut, jokes about it, but he wonders, really, if such ﬁerce academic competition is healthy. He got a 34 the ﬁrst time he took the ACT, and he felt pretty good about it. Then one of his friends got a 34, too. “I pretty much, out of competitive spirit, wanted to get a 36,” he said. His friends call him “Mr. Perfect Score” and “Mr. 36” now, which Conroy thinks is funny. But at the same time, he questions whether some are putting too much stock in a test score. “People think it deﬁnes your value as a person,” he said. But Conroy, who is planning to study mechanical engineering at Ohio State University, said he doesn’t think a standardized test is the best measure of anyone, or even of anyone’s academic ability. “Whether or not you get a perfect score – it’s chance,” he said. “You just happen to know all the topics they test that day.” Gabrielle Chiong, a 16-year-old junior at Walnut, took the ACT three times. She got a 33 her freshman year, a 35 her sophomore year and then a 36 this year. Less than 1 percent of test takers get a 35 or 36, but still, Chiong said she felt pressure for her third test. “I had a 35, so if I do worse, it would be embarrassing,” she said, calling it a “door-die, last-ditch test kind of thing.” Students can feel such intense pressure to be perfect, said Tracey Carson, spokeswoman for Mason City Schools. Carson didn’t have year-over-year data immediately available, but it’s become the norm for 15 or 16 students in a graduating class to have perfect ACTs at Mason, she said. It’s not to take anything away from students who earn a 36. “We’re obviously very proud, and it’s a huge accomplishment,” Carson said. But Mason schools are consciously trying to remind students they do not have to be perfect. “The students themselves are begging us to have these conversations,” Carson said. “Students describe an atmosphere of intense, sometimes very
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Backing away In 2016, Mason High School valedictorian Alvin Zhang stood in front of his graduating class and admitted he had regrets. Sure, there were a lot of great times during high school, said Zhang, who earned a 35 on the ACT and is now studying applied mathematics at Northwestern University. But if he had it to do again, he would do it diﬀerently. He would worry less about grades. He would spend less time studying and doing homework. He would spend more time making friends, trying out a sport or maybe just getting a full night of sleep instead of three hours here and three hours there. “I deﬁnitely wouldn’t have wanted to become valedictorian,” Zhang said during his commencement speech. “Unless you are truly passionate (about) what you study, I don’t think overworking yourself for better grades is worth it.” The ACT is still the main vehicle for college admission in Ohio, but some schools are starting to back away from that. The University of Chicago and liberal arts schools including Hiram College and Baldwin Wallace, Denison and Ohio Wesleyan universities all have testoptional admission policies, which means you don’t necessarily have to take the ACT or SAT to get in. At Mason, there are serious conversations, especially in the past couple years, Carson said, about assigning less homework and changing how classes are weighted so the scales aren’t tipped so heavily toward honors and AP classes. Carson remembers Zhang’s speech. It broke her heart and got her thinking: “How do we take our foot oﬀ the gas a little bit?” Of course, she said, teachers and principals want students to work hard and do their best. But they also want to make sure students know, perfect ACT score or not, “You are good enough.”
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Sports FC Cincinnati’s noise study: No risk of noise in Music Hall Sharon Coolidge Cincinnati Enquirer USA TODAY NETWORK
Wyatt Hudepohl delivers a pitch in the ﬁrst inning for St. Xavier Wednesday, April 11th at the University of Cincinnati ALEX VEHR FOR THE ENQUIRER
St. X employs Texas-style pitching techniques Shelby Dermer Cincinnati Enquirer USA TODAY NETWORK
Over a 34-year career of coaching baseball that includes Greater Cincinnati high school stops at Sycamore, Princeton, Moeller, Fenwick and now St. Xavier, Bob Sherlock has maintained the old-school philosophy that defense is the key to winning championships. “I want it all. I want the pitching, the hitting and the defense, but from my end of things, I think pitching and defense is still gonna win the day,” the sixth-year Bomber coach said. “The offense is gonna come and go, but one thing that we really try to establish as a constant is pitching and defense.” Sherlock’s 2019 squad is centered around pitching with junior right-hander Wyatt Hudepohl, a University of Kentucky commit, and senior Joe Auberger, who posted a 1.50 ERA and 29 strikeouts last season and is considered a Division I prospect. While the defensive-minded ideology can be viewed as old-fashioned, the methods surrounding the health and preservation St. Xavier’s pitching staﬀ is anything but antiquated. Now in his eighth season as St. Xavier’s pitching coach, Denny Ehrhardt has brought cutting-edge techniques thanks to more than a half-dozen years of attending the Ron Wolforth’s Texas Baseball Ranch in Montgomery, Texas. “I went down there seven years ago and saw the things they were doing and it was way diﬀerent than the stuﬀ we were doing up here,” Ehrhardt said. “A lot of major league pitchers will go down there in the oﬀseason whether it’s for arm trouble or for gaining velocity. They will go down there and talk to Ron (Wolforth), who is the ultimate pitching guy with hours and hours of video and diﬀerent things to work on.” Throughout the dog days of the East Texas summers, Ehrhardt has gathered numerous new-aged pitching methods that promote everything from arm health, mechanics, velocity and more, and brought them to Springﬁeld Town-
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ship for the Bombers. Ehrhardt said times have changed since he pitched at North College Hill in the late 1960s. “The advances we’ve made in instruction in the last ﬁve to 10 years are remarkable. All the things I learned when I was young – tug-and-pull, talland-fall – are all teachings that we found out are not so good,” he said. “The theory years ago was either you had it or you didn’t; that’s really not the case.” In the oﬀseason, Ehrhardt will showcase his new lesson plans with a three-month pitching program that runs weekly from September until Thanksgiving. Pitchers learn velocity through the tradition bands and core belts, but also try variable learning by throwing baseballs with diﬀerent surfaces, weights and textures from various distances and angles. “We’ll vary the input and let your body ﬁgure out what it needs to do to be successful,” Ehrhardt said while demonstrating with a freshman right-hander. “The point of this is to start work-
ing with variable learning and ﬁnd out that the body adjusts itself better when you have diﬀerent stimuli.” While the all-mighty calling card for most pitchers in the radar gun reading, Ehrhardt’s teachings stress arm health over other beneﬁts. In one seminar at the Pitching Ranch, a cadaver Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) used in an experiment was torn with 33 Newtons of force. More than 60 Newtons of force is used by a pitcher on any given pitch. UCL reconstruction requires Tommy John Surgery, an operation that is impacting hurlers across the nation at an alarming rate. “The problem with keeping the arm safe is that (a tear) can happen at any time. Even if you do everything correctly, it could happen any second,” Ehrhardt said. “You train proper methods of throwing, you train the muscles around it, you train techniques to deaden the blow. “We start with arm health and arm safety as the priority. There’s no right See PITCHING, Page 2B
Editor’s note: A previous version of the story relied on a summary, rather than the entire study itself. It was updated to reﬂect the entire study, which as a whole says noise won’t be an issue. A new study done by FC Cincinnati shows crowd noise during games will have no discernible impact on Music Hall. The study by Arup, an international acoustic consulting group contracted by FC Cincinnati, was released Wednesday, May 1. It found there “is an extremely low probability of overlap of peak crowd noise and a quiet pause during a concert at Music Hall.” Peak crowd noise levels at professional soccer matches last less than four seconds, occur only during four percent of a match, the study said. “Based on this report we believe sound conﬂicts can be mitigated eﬀectively,” said FC Cincinnati President and General Manager Jeﬀ Berding. This coming season, at Nippert Stadium, there are three dates during which FC Cincinnati has a home game and Music Hall has a scheduled performance. The team and Music Hall oﬃcials have pledged to coordinate schedules to minimize overlap. And the stadium’s new architect is considering ways to further minimize sound. The study, which used noise data taken during Premier Soccer League games in the United Kingdom, diﬀers from one commissioned by The Cincinnati Arts Association, dated April 9. The Arts Association study, done by Akustiks, raised concerns after Cincinnati City Council approved the West End site. The Arts Association study found nose from a typical game will be “readily audible by the audience and performers” and will interfere with performances and rehearsals in Music Hall’s Springer Auditorium and Wilks Studio, and may aﬀect other gathering spaces inside Music Hall as well. In a joint statement, representatives from the Music Hall Revitalization Company, Cincinnati Arts Association, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Opera and May Festival, who all use Music Hall, said, “As stewards of Music Hall, the venue’s management and performing resident companies are ﬁrmly committed to protecting the acoustics and integrity of this iconic City-owned venue.” See NOISE, Page 2B
Thousands attend the ArtsWave free community open house, "Re(New)ed celebration for Music Hall and More," from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, October 7, 2017. The event featured guided tours and performances of Music Hall, which reopened Friday, October 6, 2017 after a 16-month renovation. THE ENQUIRER/MEG VOGEL
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Berding denounces ‘agitators,’ ‘failed leadership’ and ‘bulls---’ in stadium ﬁght Sharon Coolidge Cincinnati Enquirer USA TODAY NETWORK
The constant push back FC Cincinnati is butting up against as it builds a new soccer stadium in the West End is “bulls--t” said team President Jeﬀ Berding. In a sometimes-emotional interview with The Enquirer’s editorial board April May 30, Berding tried to rebut concerns about displacement of lowincome residents who live in buildings owned by the team just north of the West End stadium site. But he also revealed his deep frustration, with what he deemed “agitators” and the city’s “failed leadership.” Among his named targets: Josh Spring, executive director of the Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition; Margy Waller, an Over-the-Rhine resident who lives near the stadium site; and Brian Garry, who has unsuccessfully run for council and often turns up at City Hall to speak on behalf of social justice issues. Spring, who has helped organize West End residents, said Berding and the team “are creating roadblocks for themselves by ... treating people as if they have no value.” “They (FC Cincinnati) are their own worst enemy,” he told The Enquirer. Garry, in a recent Cincinnati.com op ed, denounced the “greed” that would
prompt someone to push out poor people for a stadium. “This is heartless,” he wrote. Waller is a lawyer who has helped displaced Berding tenants in the past and “is just commenting on what is happening,” she told The Enquirer. Every step has been a contentious battle: Council voted 5-4 to approve the West End site last year. Then when it came time in February for the city to sell the team city-owned land, the deal was held up over a Cincinnati Ballet parking lot that sits on what would be stadium land. Now some council members are throwing up new demands as the team seeks rezoning for some small strips of land in the original stadium footprint. Roughly 14 people have been asked to move out of two West End buildings recently purchased by the team, prompting a council motion ordering the team to keep one building for all the tenants of both buildings to live in. Berding, who said he is not a “Section 8” landlord, deemed the motion a threat that zoning would be held up. And, that Berding said, would delay the stadium’s opening. Councilman David Mann, who sponsored the motion with P.G. Sittenfeld, has said the motion was not a threat,
and was introduced as a solution to help displaced tenants. The city’s planning commission is set to take up the issue May 10, followed by a vote from council. “There are social needs that need to be solved,” Berding said. All city oﬃcials agree there is a shortage of aﬀordable housing in Cincinnati. “But that effort needs to be led by elected oﬃcials and government. ... At some level there needs to be a comprehensive solution.” And Berding, who is a former city councilman, said solving the city’s affordable housing problems is the job of city council, not a soccer team. “It’s bull--t; it’s failed leadership,” Berding said.”What have you done? Not a whole lot. I think people see through it.” Council, he said, should be embracing the team’s eﬀorts to build a stadium and bring new business to the West End. “This is a private investment,” Berding said. “There’s been none like it since. ... Great American Tower.” He said people are using the stadium to ﬁnd ways to make money or build their political resumes. And he’s worried city oﬃcials and activists will continue to throw up roadblocks, risking more building delays. “They’re treating us like we’re some toxic dump or something,” he said. Berding said the team has pledged
millions of dollars for the neighborhood over the next decade. He and former Mayor Mark Mallory, the team’s community liaison, who joined Berding at The Enquirer, said the team has all along been helping people forced to leave. But the plight of 99-year-old bedridden Mary Page being forced to relocate captured the public’s attention. She and her neighbors are now allowed to stay until they ﬁnd a new place to live; the team lawyer is working with the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati, working on the residents’ behalf. “We’re going above and beyond,” Berding said. In hindsight, looking back on his pledge that no one would be displaced, Berding said he would choose his words more carefully. At the time it was unclear where the stadium would be and West End residents living in City West had fake evictions notices placed on their doors as a scare tactic. Berding knew what land he was eyeing, but hadn’t revealed it in hopes the cost wouldn’t skyrocket. But he knew it wasn’t City West. Therefore, he pledged no displacement from the stadium site, he explained. Now those words are being thrown back at him by residents in buildings he bought north of the stadium site. “We’re trying to be one of the good success stories,” Berding said.
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or wrong way to throw a baseball. People have been throwing things for centuries. But there are more eﬃcient and ineﬃcient ways to throw a baseball and we try to make sure they’re throwing it eﬃciently.” St. Xavier pitchers go through a “circus” drill, which is a pitchers-speciﬁc workout that involves the repetition of 16-20 explosive movements. “It’s a panic for eight seconds. We don’t do long-distance running, but we’ll do short sprints at the highest intensity possible,” Ehrhardt said. “We do that because that’s pitching; pitching is a few seconds of ultimate energy, then you stop.” St. Xavier pitchers all participate in the circus and follow a similar in-season recovery plan of bands, weighted balls, interval sprints, long tosses and light work. But Ehrhardt stresses contrasting plans for each pitcher, knowing no two are exactly the same. In the fall, pitchers go through a functional movement screening led by St. Xavier trainers along with strength and conditioning coaches. The screenings, which assist with arm health, put pitchers through diﬀerent arm constraints. Some easily ﬂy through certain constraints that others might struggle with. “Then we give them correctional exercises that will promote them being
St. Xavier pitching coach Denny Ehrhardt has brought lessons learned in Texas to Cincinnati and his Bombers pitching staff. SHELBY DERMER/FOR THE ENQUIRER
able to do a certain exercise,” Ehrhardt said. “Every pitcher is diﬀerent. You can’t have one program or one set of exercises that works for all of them. It puts us ahead and it’s all about arm safety.” Ehrhardt’s playing days ended a few years ago when he stopped playing with and against former major league players in a senior baseball league. He learns
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Baseball ❚ Andrew Braun and Jameson Richmond each drove in two runs in Oak Hills’ 7-3 win over Middletown April 29. ❚ La Salle lost to Moeller 5-4 in extra innings April 29. The Lancers edged Moeller 3-1 May 1. ❚ Elder defeated St. Xavier 6-1 April 29. Zack Williams notched three RBI in
the Panther’s 5-3 win over St. Xavier May 1. ❚ Gamble Montessori handled Hillcrest 15-5 April 29 and Aiken 11-0 May 1.
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something new each time he goes to Texas and sees big-league guys like Trevor Bauer and Justin Verlander studying and experimenting with new methods under Wolforth’s tutelage. “I need to get down there and learn the new stuﬀ because what I learned in high school and college - to go out and throw the ball over the plate is history,”
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They are reviewing the study, but said, it appeared the team-commissioned report “minimizes the noise impact of the planned stadium.” The groups plan to continue to work on solutions with the team. “It is not wise or prudent to take a chance that sound will not be an issue,” the statement said. “Why wait until the FCC stadium is built and under operation to re-evaluate the issue? The time to implement solutions is now.”
Ehrhardt said. “I imagine some schools will do some of this stuﬀ, as well; but it’s a lot diﬀerent than the old-school teaching that we did. If pitching coaches haven’t done the training to keep up with what they’ve done at the ranch, they’re still teaching things that are outdated.”
FC Cincinnati is building a 26,000seat stadium in the West End, just blocks from Music Hall, where the city’s symphony, orchestra and other performances are held on Saturday nights – when soccer games would sometimes be going on simultaneously. Stadium renderings show a canopy over seating, which is meant to muﬄe noise. West End and Over-the-Rhine neighbors have also expressed concern about noise. Music Hall, an Over-the-Rhine landmark is fresh oﬀ a $143 million renovation, during which acoustics were a primary concern.
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Greater Cincinnati High Schools celebrate theater at Cappies Gala on May 23 The ballots have been cast and the votes are in. On May 23 at the Aronoﬀ Center for the Arts, local high school students will be recognized in a Tony’sstyle awards ceremony for their accomplishments in theatrical performance, technical theater and writing. The nominees have been announced at cincicap.com/nominees. The annual Cappies Gala, organized by the Cappies of Greater Cincinnati, celebrates the hard work of high school theater departments across Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. This year, more than 150 student critics from 19 local high schools were involved in the local chapter of the international Critics and Awards Program. To complete the program, students must attend at least ﬁve theatrical performances at other high schools and write constructive reviews. At the performance, the students participate in a teacher-led workshop where they learn the history and background of the show, participate in structured discussion about their observations, and determine which students should be considered for nomination for various awards categories. Top-ranked student reviews from each performance are featured on the Cincinnati Enquirer website (accessible at cincicap.com/reviews). For the 20182019 season, more than 880 reviews were written by student critics. Cappies critics who completed the program requirements voted earlier this month on the students, ensembles, and technical crews they feel should be recognized at the annual Cappies Gala. Students nominated for a Cappie Award are in the top six in the region. Nominees were announced to participating schools via social media as part of the organization’s ﬁrst annual Nominees’
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Day Celebration, which also featured live “watch parties” as students waited for each category’s nominees to be shared. All the nominees can now be viewed at cincicap.com/nominees. At the 18th annual Cappies Gala, taking place at the Aronoﬀ Center on Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m., awards will be given across 42 technical, performing, and writing awards categories. Reserved tickets for family and friends go on sale May 8 at the Cincin-
nati Arts Association box oﬃce. For information, call the Cincinnati Arts Association ticket oﬃce at 513-621-2787 [ARTS] or visit them at CincinnatiArts.org. Information, as well as sponsorship and program advertising details, can be found at cincicap.com/gala. The Critics and Awards Program strives to recognize Greater Cincinnati’s talented community of young writers, performers, and technical crews. High school theater and journalism students
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COMMUNITY NEWS WeTHRIVE! honors Whitewater Township Whitewater Township has been named a 2018 WeTHRIVE! Community by Hamilton County Public Health. The Whitewater WeTHRIVE! team expanded its focus in 2018 as Township trustees adopted the WeTHRIVE! Overall Pathway Resolution. Whitewater Crossing Church partnered with Ohio State University Extension to provide nutrition and cooking classes to residents. The Township’s Community Clean Up expanded to include roadside cleanup. The WeTHRIVE! team supported the Whitewater Neighborhood Watch Program and the installation of a new playground at Whitewater Township park. Sharon Lutz, Whitewater Township’s WeTHRIVE! neighborhood navigator, was honored as a 2018 WeTHRIVE! Community Champion. Lutz helped expand community clean-up events to include roadside clean-up, the Litter Gitters program, and trash collection along the banks of local waterways. She promotes opportunities that address health and safety through nutrition classes and a local neighborhood watch. Lutz also runs the WeTHRIVE! in Whitewater Township Facebook page. For more information about WeTHRIVE! in Whitewater Township, visit WatchUsThrive.org/Whitewater. WeTHRIVE!’s mission is to create a culture of health, safety, and vitality throughout Hamilton County. Visit us at WatchUsThrive.org or ﬁnd us on Facebook and Twitter (@WatchUsThrive). WeTHRIVE! is an initiative of Hamilton County Public Health. WeTHRIVE!, an initiative of Hamilton County Public Health
WhitewaterTeam photo: Hamilton County Public Health honored Whitewater Township as a WeTHRIVE! Community. From left: Hamilton County Health Commissioner Tim Ingram; Whitewater Township Trustees Willie Pope and Lawanda Corman; Whitewater WeTHRIVE! Neighborhood Navigator Sharon Lutz; Hamilton County Board of Health Officer Tracey Puthoff and Board of Health President Jim Brett. PROVIDED
Hamilton County APS worker honored by Council on Aging Lisa Pitchford, Adult Protective Services Worker for Hamilton County Job and Family Services (JFS), was honored by Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio for her dedication, commitment and service to vulnerable older adults in Hamilton County. Lisa received Council on Aging’s Outstanding Service Provider Award at the organization’s annual meeting, March 13, at the Sharonville Convention Center. Known by her colleagues as the go-to-person at JFS, Lisa has provided direct service to thousands of older and vulnerable adults in Hamilton County over the last 26 years. If her co-workers or manager run into a stumbling block, they go to Lisa for help getting around it. Lisa has developed such a network over the years that she always knows someone – a police oﬃcer, lawyer, banker, volunteer – who will help. Lt. Joe Macaluso, chief investigator for the Delhi Police Department, described Lisa this way: “She’s my point person. Lisa is wonderful. She is always willing to take my calls, no matter what time of the day or night. She’s all-in.” Amy Leonhardt
Celebrate Spring with the Cincinnati Computer Cooperative NonProﬁt The Cincinnati Computer Nonproﬁt is welcoming spring with a special event for the community. Now through May 31, the Cooperative is oﬀering everyone an opportunity to win a $200 gift certiﬁcate generously donated by the Party Source. The lucky winner will be able to throw the party of the year for friends and family. And of course, community members can always get a great computer at a great price. All refurbished systems always start at $150 including free software and a 1 year guarantee. The Cincinnati Computer Cooperative is a community nonproﬁt located in Woodlawn, Ohio. The volunteers and staﬀ are dedicated to helping people select the computer they are most comfortable with. The volunteers and staﬀ refurbish high quality donated computers, install free, licensed Microsoft Oﬃce software and sell the computers at a very low cost to those in need. As a nonproﬁt, the Cooperative has a mandate to sell only to those in need. Community members can buy if they are a student (K – postgraduate), buying for a student, over 55 or on any form of public assistance. The Cooperative also sells to schools and nonproﬁts. Laptops and desktops are Microsoft Registered Refurbished, and come with everything users need, including virus protection, Microsoft Oﬃce Software and a 1 year guarantee. The Cooperative is proud to say that everything is pre-installed which means people can use the computers from the very ﬁrst minute they turn them on. Speciﬁcations and prices are as follows: ❚ Laptops range from $150-$350 ❚ Desktop models range from $150-$300 ❚ Monitors are sold separately ❚ All computers have a one-year guarantee ❚ All come with free licensed software ❚ Windows 10 ❚ Windows Defender and Malwarebytes virus protection ❚ This free, fully licensed software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
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All computers have 4 or more gigs of RAM, with at least a 250 gigabyte hard drive or 120 gigabyte SSD. Processors come in a variety of speeds: the majority have Intel Core i3 or faster processors. The website is http://www.cincinnaticomputercooperative.org/news/ Hours: Tuesday 3-7 p.m., Wednesday 3-9 p.m., Thursday and Friday 3-7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to noon. Call for holiday closures. Location: 49 Novner Dr., Cincinnati 45215, just oﬀ 78 bus line. Call 513-771-3262 for more information. Amy Vogelgesang
Dater Foundation grant to assist Homework Help at Main Library, branches The Library Foundation of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is the recipient of one of the grants handed out by the Charles H. Dater Foundation. The Library Foundation was awarded $50,000 to support the Homework Helpers program. “Homework Help is an essential tool the Library offers to students in the community who can’t aﬀord to hire private tutors,” said Paula Brehm-Heeger, the Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Director of the Library. “We want to give every child who comes into the Library opportunities to succeed in school.” The Homework Helpers program provides free help to K–8 students. Homework Helpers, many of whom are retired teachers, help students with homework assignments and provide skills-building assistance on any subject. Homework Helpers work out of the William Hueneke Homework Center at the Main Library, and at 19 branches where the need is greatest for homework assistance and skill-building coaching. The branch libraries that have Homework Helpers are: Cheviot, College Hill, Corryville, Covedale, Deer Park, Elmwood, Forest Park, Groesbeck, Mt. Healthy, Miami Township, North Central, Northside, Oakley, Pleasant Ridge, Sharonville, Reading, Walnut Hills, West End Branch and Westwood. “We are grateful the Dater Foundation’s mission matches our own to help young people thrive in school and build their skills to achieve success in life,” said Staci Dennison, the Thomas W. Jones Executive Director of the Library Foundation. The Dater Foundation makes grants to nonproﬁt organizations in the Greater Cincinnati area to carry out
Lisa Pitchford, 2019 COA’s Outstanding Service Provider Award Winner. PROVIDED
programs that beneﬁt young people and focus in the areas of arts/culture, education, healthcare, social services and other community needs. “This grant is a great ﬁt for the Dater Foundation,” said Bruce Krone, Dater Foundation president. “A public library is a perfect location for an after-school homework assistance program. The more students are exposed to the resources that the library oﬀers, the better oﬀ they will be in the long run. Imagine doing homework surrounded by thousands of books. Hopefully a greater appreciation of reading will be an additional byproduct of the program.” The private foundation was established by fourthgeneration Cincinnatian, businessman and philanthropist Charles Dater to ensure that his resources would continue to fund worthwhile community programs after his death. The foundation has made more than 3,000 grants totaling over $49 million since its inception in 1985. Learn more at DaterFoundation.org/. For details , visit cinlib.org/homework. Lisa Mauch
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Is your favorite restaurant, kid’s school on the clean kitchen list? Sheila Vilvens Cincinnati Enquirer USA TODAY NETWORK
About 60 restaurants and cafeterias in schools, daycares, and senior communities have been proclaimed among the cleanest in the area. They are included in the listing of ﬁrst quarter 2019 Clean Kitchen Awards compiled by Hamilton County Public Health. The Clean Kitchen Award was introduced to recognize businesses and facilities that are making great eﬀorts to protect patrons, according to Hamilton County Health Commissioner Tim Ingram. Some of the winners are appearing on the list for the ﬁrst time. Others are making their seventh, eighth or ninth appearance. Did your favorite restaurant or child’s school make the list? Let’s ﬁnd out. Clean Kitchen Award recipients this quarter are: Restaurants ❚ Dunkin Donuts, 12045 Lebanon Road, Sharonville (third win) ❚ Arby’s, 3573 Springdale Road, Colerain Township (second win) ❚ The Big Greek Cafe, 1150 Harrison Ave., Harrison (fourth win) ❚ Taco Bell No. 1813, 5060 Delhi Road, Delhi Township (fourth win) ❚ Angilo’s Pizza Northgate,3106 Springdale Road, Colerain Township (second win) ❚ Corner Coﬀee Cafe LLC, 9440 Main St., Symmes Township (second win) ❚ NYPD Pizza Inc, 5761 Springdale Road, Colerain Township (second win) ❚ The Flying Pizza, 9563 Fields Ertel Road, Symmes Township (second win) ❚ Sprinkles Creamy Whip, 500 N. Miami Ave., Cleves (third win) ❚ Pizza Hut, 9632 Colerain Ave., Colerain Township (fourth win)
❚ Panera Bread, 9530 Colerain Ave., Colerain Township (ﬁrst win) ❚ Longhorn Steakhouse No. 5548, 9141 Fields Ertel Road, Symmes Township (ﬁrst win) ❚ The Casual Pint, 110 S. Second St., Loveland (ﬁrst win) ❚ Ruchi Mess, 12082-B Montgomery Road, Symmes Township (second win) ❚ Tag’s Cafe, 5761 Springdale Road, Colerain Township (second win) ❚ Diane’s Restaurant, 1951 Anderson Ferry Road, Green Township (seventh win) ❚ Gold Star Chili Finneytown, 6531 Winton Road, Springﬁeld Township (third win) ❚ Trio Bistro, 7565 Kenwood Road, Sycamore Township (second win) ❚ The Veg Head, 920 - B LovelandMadeira Road, Loveland (eighth win) ❚ Honey Baked Ham Colerain, 9570 Colerain Ave., Colerain Township (third win) ❚ Noodles & Company, 9719 Colerain Ave., Colerain Township (ﬁrst win) ❚ Pizza Hut, 6463 Glenway Ave., Green Township (third win) ❚ Loveland Dairy Whip, 611 W. Loveland Ave., Loveland (ﬁrst win) School cafeterias and daycares ❚ Colerain Middle School, Colerain Township (ﬁfth win) ❚ St. Michael School, Sharonville (third win) ❚ C.O. Harrison School, Delhi Township (third win) ❚ Delhi Middle School, Delhi Township (fourth win) ❚ Play Time YMCA Early Learning Center, Colerain Township (second win) ❚ Glendale Elementary School, Glendale (fourth win) ❚ ABC Early Childhood Learning Center, Colerain Township (second win)
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❚ FHCIC P&G Ivorydale, St. Bernard (second win) ❚ Ameritas Life Insurance, Forest Park (sixth win) ❚ Loveland Early Childhood Center, Loveland (ninth win) ❚ Loveland High School, Loveland (ninth win) ❚ Loveland Intermedia School, Loveland (ninth win) ❚ Loveland Primary School, Loveland (ninth win) ❚ Rainbow Early Learning Center, Northbend (ﬁrst win) ❚ Winton Woods Elementary, Forest Park (sixth win) ❚ Winton Woods Primary North, Green Hills (sixth win) ❚ Winton Woods Primary School South, Springﬁeld Township (sixth win) ❚ Winton Woods High School, Forest Park (fourth win) ❚ Winton Woods Intermediate School, Forest Park (sixth win) ❚ All About Kids Childcare, Green Township (ﬁrst win) ❚ Mt. Notre Dame High School Cafeteria, Reading (sixth win)
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UC hosts annual Oliver Nikoloff Invitational Track & Field Meet With so many colleges now searching nationally and even globally for student/athletes, it’s refreshing to see hometown students choosing and excelling at our local universities. The University of Cincinnati’s annual Oliver Nikoloﬀ Invitational Track & Field Meet featured, among others, three local area women competing for their respective schools: UC, Miami and Dayton. The meet, held at Gettler Stadium and Coy Field on April 5-6, attracted men’s and women’s teams from Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Pennsylvania hundreds of athletes from 20 colleges. Terrence Huge, Enquirer contributor
CCDS Stock Market teams score seven of Top 10 places in state Cincinnati Country Day Middle School teams captured seven out of the Top 10 places in the Stock Market Game
CCDS students who captured second place in the state for the Middle School Stock Market Game are, from left, Sohan Gangam of Mason, Josh Williamson of West Chester and Ethan Rezer of Delhi Township. PROVIDED
for Ohio. A total of 130 teams competed. Eighth graders Sohan Gangam of Mason, Ethan Rezer of Delhi Township and Josh Williamson of Liberty Township took 2nd place with a 10.46% gain in 10 weeks. Their virtual portfolio included stocks in Amazon, Cinemark Holdings, Inc., Walt Disney Company, Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Marriott International. Other CCDS teams that placed are: ❚ 3rd Place: Wilson Bagnoli, Leo Joﬀe, Alex Riemann, all of Indian Hill, and Will Schiﬀ, Hyde Park ❚ 4th Place: Luc Bonomo of Indian Hill, Lucas de Alarcon of Madeira, Will Donovan of Green Township and Carson Yackey of Liberty Township ❚ 6th Place: Josh Back of Loveland, Tristen Davis of Milford and Yousef Mostafa of Mason ❚ 7th Place: Ben Jaccaci, Max Berghausen, both of Indian Hill, and Noah
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Webb of Maineville ❚ 8th Place: Gavin Clark of Sycamore Township, Joe Gibson of Montgomery, Sam Jensen of Loveland and Titan McMullen of Union Township ❚ 9th Place: Matthew Castrucci, Emil Hettich, both of Indian Hill, and Nick Watts of Hyde Park ❚ Eighth-grade math teacher Susie Lewis is their Stock Market Game advisor. Cindy Kranz
Kinderballet performs ‘Cinderella’ across Tristate This year the AVO School of Ballet and the Cincinnati Kinderballet are celebrating 71 years of ballet excellence in Cincinnati. The tradition that Anneliese Von Oettingen began in 1948 still ﬂourishes and enriches the arts in our community today. Our performing company, The Cincinnati Kinderballet will perform the classic “Cinderella” this Ma all across See SCHOOLS , Page 11B
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ganizations, the recipients were selected from ﬁnalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Corp.’s scholarship program. Finalists were selected from more than 1.6 million juniors attending 22,000 high schools nationally who took the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Each of these scholarships is renewalable for up to four years of college undergraduate study and range in value from $500 to $10,000 annually. National Merit does not provide individual amounts for each scholarship. Typically winners are children of employees, residents of communities the company serves, or students who plan to pursue college majors the grantor wishes to encourage. Those winners from southwest Ohio, by high school, scholarship, and their choice of possible careers, are: ❚ Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy: Chandler Ashman, Fifth Third, medicine ❚ Indian Hill: Priyanka Musti, Siemens, computer science ❚ Mason: Amanda Harper, Macy’s, international business; Pranav Viswanathan, Siemens, medicine ❚ St. Ursula Academy: Madeline Cherry, Fifth Third, veterinary medicine ❚ St. Xavier: Joseph Wiseman, Novartis, medicine ❚ Schilling School for Gifted Children: Sean Swayze, Johnson and Johnson, economics ❚ Springboro: Grace Sullivan, Pﬁzer, medicine ❚ Sycamore: Mallory Hall, Johnson & Johnson, biology; Nicholas McDonough, Fifth Third, computer engineering ❚ Turpin: Cecilia Russell, Macy’s, physics ❚ Walnut Hills: Rithu Rajagopala, Siemens, business management In Northern Kentucky, Caitlyn Powell, from Larry Ryle High School, received a Macy’s scholarship. She plans to go into chemistry. Sue Kiesewetter, Enquirer contributor
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the Tristate. We have partnered with local schools, libraries, and community organizations to present this classical ballet story in an engaging format to children and adults alike. Information about dates, times and locations for all performances can be found at avoballet.org or call 513-4810092. Most performances are free and tickets are not required. The AVO School of Ballet and Cincinnati Kinderballet is supported by the generosity of almost 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign. www.ArtsWave.org. Laura Taphorn
The Drama Workshop closes its season with the musical ‘Working’ The Drama Workshop concludes another great year of theatre in its home in the Cheviot business district with the classic musical “Working” from May 3 through May 19. Performances are at The Glenmore Playhouse, 3716 Glenmore Ave, Cheviot. “Working’” by Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz, is based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with the American workforce. It is a loving portrait of the workday told from the perspective of those that the world so often overlooks – the schoolteacher, the housewife, the ﬁreman and the waitress among many. It includes a wide range of musical styles, including contributions from ﬁve-time Grammy Award winner James Taylor and Pulitzer Prize winner LinManuel Miranda. Director Amy Waldfogle has wanted to do this show for years, and is grateful for the chance to stage it at TDW. “I love that the lyrics and the text of the monologues are all taken from real words that real people said about themselves and their job,” she explained. “There’s a rawness and honesty that permeates every single line because it’s all real, not an
Garrett Liette, Cathy Judge, Mitch Ruth, Jazz McMullen, Liz Taylor and Kevin Noll play a variety of roles in The Drama Workshop’s production of “Working,” based on the book by Studs Terkel. KRISTY RUCKER/PROVIDED
author trying to present a realistic portrayal.” Actor Clare Hingsbergen agreed. “This show does a great job at sharing stories of real people and I think people like coming to the theatre and feeling connected with the piece they are seeing. I think everyone can connect with something in this show.” “Working” is Elizabeth Taylor’s ﬁrst time performing with TDW, and says she’s enjoyed working with the diverse group of actors who bring the show to life. “Working” is directed and choreographed by Waldfogle and produced by Mark Waldfogle, with musical direction by Allen Lindsey. The rest of the creative team includes Whitney Ball, Amanda Borchers, Elaine Volker, Eric Bardes, Greg Schaper, Jason Cox, Ray Persing, and Valeria Amburgey. The cast consists of veterans from around Cincinnati: Clare Hingsbergen, Kyndra Jeﬀeries, Cathy Judge, Garret Liette, Jazzmann McMullen, Harold Murphy, Kevin Noll, Cather-
ine Ross, Mitch Ruth, Helen Swartwout, Jim Swartwout, and Elizabeth Taylor. “Working” contains adult language. Tickets to “Working” are $18 if ordered in advance, or $20 the day of the show. Show dates and times are May10, 11, 17 and 18 at 8 p.m., May 5, 11, and 19 at 2 pm, and May 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be ordered through The Drama Workshop’s ticket line at 513598-8303, or online via the TDW website at www.thedramaworkshop.org. Ray Persing
13 receive corporate-sponsored National Merit scholarships Thirteen seniors from 12 southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky high schools are among 1,000 students nationally who are receiving corporatesponsored National Merit Scholarships. It is the ﬁrst of four announcements of scholarship recipients between today and mid-July. Funded by about 160 companies, foundations, and other business or-
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The University of Kentucky is accepting applications for the position of Extension Staff Assistant/ Receptionist located in Boone County. Major duties of this position include face to face and multiple-line telephone interaction with the general public; word processing including Microsoft Office, Access & Publisher; filing, maintaining databases, meeting room reservations, & mailing lists, and providing support for county agents and staff. High school diploma or GED required. Previous experience as a receptionist in an office setting preferred. The salary range is $12.00-15.00 per hour. To apply for RE#18128 a UK Online Application must be submitted to http://ukjobs.uky.edu/ postings/227322. Application deadline is May 15, 2019. For more information or assistance call 859-586-6101. The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities and women.
PRICE HILL, W- 1BR, 1BA, kit, patio, yard, w & d hkup, wtr incl, $595 + utils & dep. No sec 8. approved Call 513-885-3139, between 10am - 8pm
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Cincinnati Family & Senior Low Income Apts. Section 8. 1-3BR. 513-929-2402 Equal Opportunity Housing Cincinnati Low Income, Section 8 Apartments. Affordable Housing, Rent Based on Income. 2-3BR. Call 513-929-2402. Ebcon Inc. Mgt. Equal Opportunity Housing
FT. THOMAS. 1 & 2 BDRM APTS & 1 BDRM TOWNHOMES 859-441-3158 MT. LOOKOUT 1 & 2 BDRM Grandin Bridge Apartments 513-871-6419
Destin, FL, Gulf front, 2BR, Condo Rentals, in Beautiful Destin, Local owner. 513-528-9800 Office., 513-752-1735 H
HILTON HEAD CONDO June 15-22nd, 2bd, 2ba, $950 843-802-4965
FARM EMPLOYMENT Middletown Monroe Lebanon Trenton West Chester Hamilton Fairfield Loveland Cincinnati 1-4BR $575-$1925. (ASK ABOUT SPECIALS) 513-737-2640 OR WWW.BBRENTS.COM NEW CONSTRUCTION Hamilton West 4BR Homes Cincinnati 4BR Homes $1575- $1695 (Ask about specials) 513-737-2640 OR www.BBRENTS.com
North Avondale 3BR, 3 Family, equipt kitch, coin laundry, on bus line. $700/mo+dep. 513-314-7220
Wanted dependable, mature individual to help with mowing and various odd jobs. •Perfect Job Opporunity for Retiree •Seasonal. Flexible Hours •Experience with farm machinery •References Required •Be able to pass a Police background check. Please Call Cindy at 859-393-5856 & leave a message
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC Sea Pines. 3BR, 3 1/2BA Townhome on golf course & near Sea Pines beach club. Rented only by the owners. 513-314-7987
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Bridgetown - 6877 Kildare 4 Bdrm/3 ba $239,900 Dir: Werk to L on South to st. H-1032
Bridgetown - 1660 Neeb 3 Bdrm/3 ba $329,900 Dir: Neeb Road, 1 door north of Julmar. H-1049
Bridgetown - Hard to ﬁnd Condo in Oak Village! Well maintained 2 bedroom with a study, vaulted ceilings in LR, balcony, and garage. $124,900 H-9913
Bridgetown - Outstanding 4 bdrm 3½ ba Br 2 sty on Cul de sac st! Fin LL w w/o to Ingr Pool w/ Outside Bar! Side Entry Gar! New Mech! $424,900 H-9997
Bridgetown - Sharp 2+ bedroom condo at 6563 Chesapeake Run w/full ﬁnished basement – 3 baths, `1 car att gar & more! $149,900 H-1057
Cheviot - Charming 2 bd, 2 ba 2 story. Renovated kit, new roof, updated baths, newer wwc, tankless HWH, fin LL, 1 car det gar, level lot. $127,000 H-1038
Cheviot - Sharp 1,162 sf 5 rm, 2 bdrm, 2 full ba entry 1st ﬂ condo. Disability access w/ wide drways/no step shower. Newr appl/mechs. Det gar. $74,900 H-1062
Cheviot - Exciting business opp to run a restaurant, bar or entertainment facility. Existing business up for sale with Real Estate. $239,900 H-9916
Cheviot - Zoned Commercial, can be used as single occupant or multi occupant. Great off street pkg. 1653 SF plus ﬁnished LL.$57,900 H-9946
Colerain - Well maintained 3 bedroom ranch with full basement & 1 car garage! Level fenced yard! New roof/HVAC/ Appliances! $99,900 H-9998
College Hill - Handy Man Special set up as a two family. Needs rehab. Priced to sell! $50,000 H-1058
Covedale - Large 2 family w/2 –bed, 1-bath units & sep utilities including C/A. Located on quiet dead-end st. $89,900 H-9745
East West Chester - Outstanding brick 4 bd 4 ba 2 sty on cul de sac! Open ﬂrplan. Bright kit/ SS appl. Flat yd/wood view! Big deck. Fin Ll. Ovrszd gar! $339,900 H-1043
Green Twp. - Large 3 bdrm, 1.5 ba Bi-Level Home! Move-in ready w/LL fam rm, study and much more! Hdwd ﬂoors, big deck, fen in yd. $139,900 H-1028
Green Twp. - Prime location for retail ofﬁce development. Almost an acre on busy intersection. $675,000 H-1045
Green Twp. - Beautiful Ott Home! 3/4 bdrms, Great Rm w/GFP, 1st ﬂ Master,up-dated eat in kit, LL w/new wwc, wine cellar, wrkshp,2 car gar. $369,900 H-9982
Harrison - Beautiful no steps, 2 bdrm with study, 2 car garage, gourmet kit with granite tops,Mbdrm with adj bath + wic covered patio.$219,900 H-1053
Miami Twp. - Many options.Beatiful 3 + acres for bldg. with a 3 bd Mobile Home included.Home has new deck. Could divide into 3 lots. $52,000 H-9728
Miami Twp. - Move in ready! 4 bd,3.5 bath, 2 sty! 1st ﬂ fam rm w/ wbfp! Fin LL with study/5th bd, rec rm & w/o! Fen yd w//wooded view! 2 car gar. $197,500 H-9987
St.Bernard - 2 Family,both spacious 4 room, 1 bedroom units. Sep furnaces,2 car garage.Ideal location, 2 minutes to I-75. $99,900 H-1031
Westwood - Must see! Elevator, heated pkg gar, safe and secure. 2 bd, 2 ba, newer mech,washer & dryer hookup in unit.Pets under 30# OK. $68,900 H-9999
Westwood - Great location. Separate entrances. 2 car detached garage. Old world charm $89,900 H-1059
White Oak - 4 Bd 2 Sty, Fam Rm Add w/ Stone FP + Vauled Beamed Ceilings,Fen LevYd. Newer HWH &AC.Immediate Occupancy $172,900 H-1054
White Oak - Orig owner 9 rm, 4 bd, 2 full + 2 half ba 2 sty.2 car att gar! Newer equip kit! Gas FP! Grand LL rec rm! Cov’d patio/ lev yd. $235,000 H-1061
White Oak - Nice 4 bd, 2 ½ ba 2sty! Updated kitchen & baths. New roof, doors, driveway. 2 car oversized garage,quiet cul-de-sac st. $235,000 H-1051
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AKC English Golden Retrievers 8 wks old, shots, dewormed, & vet checked, Health Guarantee, Asking $1,500. Call or Text 937-603-2272 Golden Retriever Pups - AKC Family-raised! $500 Very Loyal Companions! Call 765-853-5751 Irish Setter Puppies, 10 weeks old, males & females, current on vaccines & dewormed, $400 740-225-0332
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Sunday, May 19 -----------8am-3pm $4.00/Adult Early Buying 6am-8am $6/Adult Rain or Shine 513-922-6847 burlingtonantiqueshow.com
BUYING 35mm Photo Slides primarily railroad & transportation related 1940’s- 1970’s, Comic Books 1940’s - present, 1920’s -1950’s Dectective & Pin-up Pulp Magazines, 513-325-4913
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BUYING-RECORD ALBUMS & CDs, METAL, JAZZ, BLUES, ROCK, RAP, INDIE, R&B & REGGAE. 513-683-6985 CASH FOR RECORDS Private collector buying 45’s & LP’s Up to $10 per record, small & large collections. Roger 513-575-2718 I can come to you! I buy pre-1980’s home contents: bikes, stereo, records, jewelry, keyboards, guitars, etc. Call: 513-4735518 I BUY STEREO SPEAKERS, PRE AMPS, AMPS, REEL TO REEL TURNTABLE, RECORDS, INSTRUMENTS, ETC (513) 473-5518 # I BUY VINYL RECORDS Rock, Metal, Punk, Indie, R&B, 78s, etc. We make house calls. 513-428-4695
INSTANT CASH PAID For Baseball Cards Coins, Gold, Silver, Antiques, Old Toys, Watches, Comics, Case Knives Military, Trains, Autographs, Many Others! We Pick-up. 513-295-5634
$$$ PAID for LPs, CDs, CASSETTES -ROCK, BLUES, INDIE, METAL, JAZZ, ETC + VINTAGE STEREO EQUIP, DVDs & MEMORABILIA. 50 YRS COMBINED BUYING EXPERIENCE! WE CAN COME TO YOU! 513-591-0123
WAR RELICS US, German, Japanese Uniforms, Helmets, Guns, Swords, Medals Etc, Paying Top Dollar Call 513-309-1347 WE BUY COMIC BOOKS! Top Prices Paid Will Come To You 1-888-88-COMIC ComicBuyingCenter.com
Morkies beautiful black and white F & M, tiny 1-2 lbs, 9 wks old, first shots, $700. 513-324-9642
find a new friend... Dog, Pyrenean Shepherd, Female, $$1200, 8 weeks, Black, Loyal, intelligent, athletic To approved home only. Both parents AKC CHAMPIONS. â??Rough Faceâ?? variety. Health guarantees. (937)213-1897 jds@steddoml aw.com
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1 BUYER of OLD CARS CLASSIC, ANTIQUE ’30-40-50-60-70s, Running or not. 513-403-7386
$ ALL VINTAGE MOTORCYCLES WANTED PRE-1980 ANY SHAPE CASH PAID $ ALL MAKES & MODELS CALL 845-389-3239 or firstname.lastname@example.org
best deal for you... Mechanics Automotive Hand Power Tools Socket sets (1/4", 3/8", 1/2" and 3/4") and power tools along with it ; 5 Snap-on tool boxes (bottom, center, top, and 2-side hang on boxes); Hand tools: wrenches (box end & open end); 5HP air compressor w/ a 30-gallon tank; 2.5 ton floor jack Tools are brand name: Snap-on, Mac, and Cornwell Looking for best offer Call 513-582-8449
Buying All Vehicles Not Just Junk up $3000 Fair cash price, quick pickup. 513-662-4955 We buy junk cars and trucks cash on the spot û†û 513-720-7982 û†û
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Florence Estate Sale 15 Sanders Drive Florence. 5/11 & 5/12 Sat 10-3 #’s @ 9:45 Sun 1-3 Contents of home & garage. Grand Union Tea box, hump back trunk, old chests, dressers, chairs, rockers,old. Dr. Bag, Misc tins, primitives, lots of iron shoe horns, glassware, pie safe, lots of books, baseball cards, prints, patio set, Crocks, misc. Tools, file cabinets, office desk, Chainsaw, golf clubs, bikes, Fishing Poles, stereo receiver, speakers etc. lots of misc. smalls. Too much to list all priced to sell! Info & Pics hsestatesales.com or 859-468-9468. Dir- Dixie Hwy - Sanders Dr (between Turfway Rd & Kentaboo Ave
Spring Craft Show! Miami Township Senior Center May 11th 9am-2pm. 8 North Miami Ave. Cleves OH 45002 We will have many crafters and vendors here that will sure have something you need or want. Lunch will also be available for purchase.
10907 Old Colerain Ave. Saturday May 11th, 9a-2p. Vintage, household, & holiday items. Table, furniture, new tool box, & much more. Colerain Villages of Northgate, Large Community Sale. Streets include Amberway, Sunbury, Haddington, Statewood, Pebblebrook, Woodstate, Crosley Farm Dr., Stateland, (All off Commons) Saturday, May 11th 9a-2p Rain Date: May 18th 9a-2p Delhi- Hickory’s Multi Family Annual Sales 1192 Hickorylake Dr. Sat. May 11, 8:30am-? Rain or Shine
CINCY STREET RODS 49 Annual Car Show & Swap Meet, Sun 5/19, 9a-4p, Butler co. Fairgrounds, Rt 4, Hamilton, OH Open to all years. Pre-registrations & cruise-in, Sat 5/18, 5p-9p, 513-235-3978, cincystreetrods.com
Labrador pups- AKC - shots and vet checked, male and female, $400, 6 wks, chocolate (859)588-6727
Automotive BURLINGTON ANTIQUE SHOW Boone County Fairgrounds Burlington, KY
BUYING ALL TYPES OF KENNER TOYS & HISTORICAL MEMORABILIA. Help add to the largest private STAR WARS collection in Ohio! Did you or a family member used to work for Kenner? We are LOCAL paying CASH for prototypes, packaging samples, displays, artwork, paperwork, and toys in all conditions. Heck, we will even buy your KENNER business card! Looking specifically for STAR WARS, M.A.S.K., Jurassic Park, GI Joe, Alien, Stretch Armstrong, The Real Ghostbusters, and most character lines. 1980’s and older only please. Help keep Kenner history here in Cincinnati! Call or text 513.500.4209 - Please leave a voicemail if we don’t answer, or email us at CincyStarWarsCollector@gmail.com . Save this ad- we buy all year !
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that on May 20, 2019 at 6:45pm, a public hearing will be held on the Tax Budget prepared by the North Bend Village Council of Hamilton County, Ohio, for the next succeeding fiscal year ending December 31, 2020. Such hearing will be held at the office of the North Bend Administration Building, 21 Taylor Avenue, North Bend, Ohio 45052. WHP,May8,’19#3529583
Miami Township Senior Center May 10th 9am-2pm. 8 North Miami Ave. Cleves OH 45002 Come support our annual yard sale/bake sale/ jewelry sale. You never know what you might find! A lunch will be available for purchase.
Garage Sale! Miami Heights, Sat. May 11th, 8am-1pm. 8218 Jordan Ridge. Variety of items, art, country primitive, household items, furniture, lots of misc.
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JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL TENT/ YARD SALE Multi-Dealers, DJ, concessions 9:00am-6:00pm Saturday, May 11th Rain Date: May 12th May 11th 9am-1pm. 2 Yard Sales in One neighborhood Furniture and household items no early birds Griststone Circle in Shaw Estate Ind., KY White Oak- 3429 Wheatcroft Dr. Fri 5/10 & Sat 5/11, 8a-3p & Sun 5/12, 8a-12p. Plants, perennials, iris’s, 60’s Davis end table, & Misc.
White Oak; Plant Sale! May 2nd 3rd and 4th 930am230pm. Hostas, ferns, perennials, native wild flowers, house plants, dollar table, free garden magazines, 3506 Jessup Rd 45239 White Oak; Plant Sale! May 9th, 10th and 11th 930am-230pm. Hostas, ferns, perennials, native wild flowers, pond plants, dollar table, free garden magazines, 3506 Jessup Rd. Yard Sale: 224 JUPITER DR. Delhi 10/6 8:30a - 2:30p Baby Sleepers, Blankets, Sheets, Bounce Chair, Swing, Booster Seats, Gates, Play Yard, Etc. Girl’s 3mo - Sz 18, Boy’s 3mo - Men’s 3X, Women’s Clothes 50 cents each (5 for $2), Shoes, Halloween Costumes, DollsBarbies, Bratz, Monster High, Cabbage Patch, Polly Pockets. Lego Table, Sm & Lrg Legos, Mega Bricks, Lincoln Logs, Trucks, Dinosaurs. Little Ponies, Kid’s Kitchen & Dishes, Toolbench, Games, Books, Puzzles, Sm Bike, Tricycles, Riding Toys, Scooter, Chalkboard, Linens, Miscellaneous. Rain Date Oct 13th.
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