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Jean-Robert Cadet of Madeira has quietly left a foundation involved in Haiti reconstruction projects to focus on making a big noise – literally and figuratively – to free and educate child slaves in the Caribbean country. Himself a former child slave in Haiti, Cadet has founded a new non-profit group called the Jean R. Cadet Restavek Organization ( SEE LIFE, B1

Embracing the holiday season

Students at Indian Hill Primary School celebrated the season in song. The students, who also played instruments ranging from bells to finger cymbals, sang a variety of holiday favorites including “Jolly Old St. Nicholas” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” The “holiday sharing assembly” was led by music instructor Barb Watson. SEE SCHOOLS, A5

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Deer Park police grant funds student activities Program goal is to keep children out of trouble

By Amanda Hopkins

Grants from the Ohio Police Activities League are helping students in Deer Park learn more tolerance. A $1,500 grant from the league, awarded to the Deer Park Police Department, helped bring “Rachel’s Challenge” to Deer Park High School. “Rachel’s Challenge” is a program that was developed in memory of Rachel Scott, one of the victims in the shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999. The mission of “Rachel’s Challenge” is to start a chain reaction of kindness and compassion in the school community. Deer Park Police Officer Jennifer Campbell said the police department gave $700 towards the cost

“They stay active and get to know law enforcement.”

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of bringing the program to the high school. Campbell said the grant funds other programs including D.A.R.E. and a fishing derby in July. Police officers took 10 children from the Deer Park area fishing at East Fork Lake. These programs, aimed at kids ages 7 to 17, are intended to keep the kids out of trouble. “They stay active and get to know law enforcement,” Campbell said. Deer Park Police Department receives two $1,500 grants each year – one in the spring and one in the fall. The money also helps


Deer Park Officer Jennifer Campbell explains the gadgets in the cruiser to Cameron, left, and Avery Saenz of Blue Ash during the Police Expo at Tri-County Mall last May. Campbell said two $1,500 Ohio Police Activities League help fund programs for kids ages 7 to 17 that help them stay active and get to know police officers. sponsor several sports teams, a junior police academy summer camp and a Christmas Caravan

Sycamore prepared for salt shortage

By Amanda Hopkins

Sycamore Township had 700 tons of salt ready to combat last week’s snow. Once that salt is gone, the township is unsure where it will get more. The township has a contract with North American Salt, but road superintendent Tracy Kellums said that the company is having difficulty getting the salt to its distribution center on River Road. “They can’t even tell me Kellums when it’s going to be here,” Kellums said. Kellums said last week the 700 tons would be enough for the expected snowfall on Thursday,


An unidentified pedestrian braves the snow for a morning walk along Plainfield Road Jan. 11. but may not last for the predicted snow this week. He said some of the salt shortage can be attributed to all of the snow that has hit the East Coast in the last month. The Sycamore Township Board of Trustees approved a purchase order for salt at a maximum of $50,000 and not to exceed $75 a ton. Kellums said he would order the salt through Evans Landscaping. “Our main duty is to keep the roads (open for travel),” Trustee Cliff Bishop said.

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Sycamore Township Board of Trustees approved a purchase order for salt at a maximum of $50,000 and not to exceed $75 a ton. Road superintendent Tracy Kellums said he is ordering the salt through Evans Landscaping. North American Salt is unable to deliver more salt because of difficulty getting the salt to the distribution center. The township has a contract through the city of Cincinnati with North American Salt for $64.23 a ton.


Madeira City Schools Superintendent Steve Kramer said he sometimes doesn’t know what to expect when people come to his office without an appointment. He said it’s always a “nice thing” when someone drops by with a donation for school improvements. The Madeira Board of Education approved a $10,000 anonymous donation for permanent improvements for the Madeira High School theater. Kramer said the donor specified that the donation would be made if only their name was withheld and the money used only for the theater. This is not the first large, anonymous donation the district has received in recent years. An anonymous $1.5 million donation was used to fund the installation of the geothermal system at the high school. That donation was given under the condition that it would be used for energy conservation.

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Deer Park community center getting facelift By Amanda Hopkins

All of the work to spruce up the Francis R. Healy Community Center in Deer Park will be done by the city’s public works department.

“We don’t have to pay a contractor to come in,” Deer Park Safety Service Director Mike Berens said during the Jan. 10 city council meeting. Berens said the inside of the community center will be painted. The outside of the community center was

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painted last year. Berens said tiles will also be installed on the walls in the kitchen and cabinets will be replaced. He said the doors on the cabinets are loose and falling off. Berens said estimates on the work would be available in the next few weeks. The work is expected to be complete in February. Deer Park City Council meet again at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, at the city municipal building at 7777 Blue Ash Road.


Some painting and cabinet replacements are set for this month at the Francis R. Healy Community Center in Chamberlin Park in Deer Park.

Fire department looking at increased runs By Rob Dowdy

The Madeira Indian Hill Fire Department is looking for answers regarding a steady increase in mutual


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runs during the last three years. The department has seen its runs to Indian Hill and Madeira stay nearly the same, while mutual aid runs have increased from 40 in 2008 to 70 in 2009 and 73 in 2010. Fire Chief Steve Ashbrock said the increase is in part because of more runs being made to Montgomery to assist. He said those mutual aid runs were not automatic in the past, but a change in procedure has led to more runs to Montgomery.

Ashbrock said along with mutual aid runs, emergency medical service runs have also increased in each of the last three years. He said department officials are watching both trends closely. “There are a number of factors that can be at work there,” Ashbrock said. One possible reason for the increase in emergency medical service runs is more visits to Madeira’s health care and assisted living facilities. Ashbrock said the department has made more runs there the last two


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Superintendent offers improvements By Forrest Sellers

The Indian Hill Exempted Village School District is considering $1.3 million in capital improvements in 2011-2012. Superintendent Jane Knudson presented a list of improvements to the Board of Education during last week’s meeting. During the summer, items which need to be renovated or repaired in the buildings, as well as on the school grounds, are identified, said Knudson. A number of these projects will be paid for using funds for permanent improvements. Last year, the school board approved moving 1.25 mills of inside millage to fund permanent improvements. A group called the Committee for Responsible School Spending filed a lawsuit claiming the board motion, which would increase property taxes, was illegal and should have been voted on by the public. A court case on the issue is pending. Knudson said permanent improvement funding can

go toward projects in which the improvements or renovations would last five years or Knudson longer. She identified a list of projects that would extend to all of the buildings in the district. These included improvements to the athletic facilities such as synthetic turf replacement and improving irrigation in the upper field; improvements in the auditorium such as replacement of the exterior door and lighting enhancements; and improvements in the commons area such as bleacher replacement and locker room renovations. Building projects include classroom furniture replacement in the elementary school, parking lot repairs at the high school and replacement of an air handler unit at the middle school. Other projects such as replacement of maintenance equipment and technology upgrades were also included, but would not be considered permanent improve-

m e n t s . These projects would be paid for out of the d i s t r i c t ’s g e n e r a l operating Grafe fund. Board member Karl Grafe, who is chairman of the district’s Operations Committee, said the committee supports the proposed improvements. “It’s important for us to hear the rationale for the improvements,” he said. “We endorse these strongly.” Fred Sanborn, a member of the Committee for Responsible School Spending, did not comment directly on the permanent improvement items, but did recommend that budget items be posted on the district website at least 30 days before the school board meeting. This was a first reading of the capital plan. The school board will vote on the plan at an upcoming meeting. For more about your community visit

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Search committee forming for Madeira HS principal By Amanda Hopkins

Madeira School Board Member Kam Misleh has volunteered to serve as the board representative on the search committee for the new Madeira High School principal. School d i s t r i c t Superintendent Steve Kramer said Misleh and Spicher a group of parents, teachers, students and staff will begin interviewing candidates for the position at the end of February. Current high school principal Ray Spicher announced in December that he will retire effective July 31. Spicher has been teaching for 39 years. He has been principal at

Madeira High School for three years. Before coming to Madeira, he was principal at Princeton High School for six years. “He’s been a great leader,” Misleh said at the December school board meeting. Kramer said he and assistant Superintendent Kenji Matsudo will prescreen candidates to narrow the interviews for the com-

mittee. Students are involved with the search committee because Kramer said it is important at the high school level to have student input for the decision. He said it would be a “good thing” for an incoming principal if students are involved in the process of getting to know the principal before he or she begins work.

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Sycamore nixing permit fees By Amanda Hopkins

Sycamore Township will no longer charge for permits, but is increasing the fine for residents who don’t apply for them. The Board of Trustees will vote on a resolution at the Feb. 1 workshop meeting to eliminate permit fees for residents building fences, residential decks and sheds under 200 square feet.

“We’re trying to save people money as much as we can,” Trustee Cliff Bishop said. Bishop Township planning and zoning administrator Greg Bickford said the permit fees generate between $1,000 and $1,500 each year. Bishop said having no permit fees may encourage

people to update their houses. The trustees will also vote on raising the penalty fee for not having a permit from $100 to $200. The Sycamore Township Board of Trustees meet again for a workshop meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, and for the regular meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3. Both meetings will be held at the township administration building at 8540 Kenwood Road.


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Could starrier, starrier nights be coming to Madeira? By Jeanne Houck

Could starry, starry nights become clearer in Madeira? The Madeira Planning Commission is mulling whether to recommend Madeira City Council approve “dark-sky legislation” – laws designed to reduce the amount of outdoor lighting directed heavenward. Proponents such as the International Dark-Sky

Association say that would help protect ecosystems and human sleep cycles while saving energy and money. Vice Mayor Rick Brasington recently raised the issue at a city council meeting and council referred it to the Planning Commission because it could involve zoning changes. “I can’t say necessarily that Madeira has a specific problem in this area,” Madeira City Manager Tom Moeller said. “According to various

studies, it is more of a general, chronic issue for all metropolitan areas around the country. “There have been a number of local governments around the United States which have approved legislation to help reduce ‘light pollution’ emanating from development,” Moeller said. “We are exploring whether it is something we want to control to help reduce the overall problem.” Brasington said he read about the dark sky initiative

in newspapers and magazines and thought it would be worth exploring in Madeira. “It could potentially save energy and therefore costs, if it is a relatively simple thing to implement,” Brasington said. “And it is good for the environment, so we could win on at least two fronts.” The International DarkSky Association lobbies to limit output from outdoor light fixtures by encouraging, for example, manufac-

turers to make them with shields and owners of billboards and signs to light the advertisements from the top down. In an article posted on the organization’s website, association Executive Director Bob Parks said the 22year-old group has a historic chance to convince communities of the need for darksky legislation. “The Solid State Lighting revolution (which includes light-emitting diode (LED) lighting) is poised to change

the way outdoor lighting is done in the future, either good or bad,” Parks said. “The promise of energy efficiency will likely drive cities to make investments in retrofitting existing lighting much more rapidly than ever before. “We have the opportunity to guide this process by advocating that we do everything possible to improve the quality of outdoor lighting while reducing glare and wasted energy,” Parks said.

Madeira Elementary students travel the solar system By Amanda Hopkins

Madeira Elementary students experienced a whole other world without even

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leaving the school. Drake Planetarium brought its traveling galaxy show to the school Jan. 13 and Jan. 14. Nate Banzhof from the

planetarium led the students in lessons on Native Americans, telling time using the stars and facts on the solar system. Students had the chance to ask questions, see photos of the Earth’s solar system and sit under the stars. Gifted teacher Tracy Alley said bringing the galaxy show to the school helps include all of the students and is much easier than busing students to the planetarium.

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Madeira Elementary second-graders enter the traveling galaxy show brought in from the Drake Planetarium Jan. 13. Nate Banzhof from the planetarium led students in lessons on Native Americans, the solar system and telling time using the stars She said the galaxy show is a good cross-curricular activity, incorporating social studies, math and science. “Anything unique and hands-on, the more likely students are to pay attention,” Alley said. Alley worked with other Madeira Elementary teachers and the PTA to bring in the planetarium. Banzhof, who has worked with the planetarium for almost two years, said 35,000 students experience the traveling galaxy through school, summer camps, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.


Nate Banzhof from Drake Planetarium leads Madeira Elementary students on a tour through the galaxy with the traveling galaxy show Jan. 13.


Madeira Elementary School second-graders get a glimpse into the solar system with the traveling galaxy show from Drake Planetarium in Norwood.


A red cedar bench prepared and donated by Indian Hill alumni from the class of 1979 will honor former classmate Mark Groene, who died several years ago. The bench will be located in front of the stadium at Indian Hill High School.

Bench honors former Indian Hill classmate By Forrest Sellers


Indian Hill alumni have found a unique way to honor a former classmate. Alumni from the class of 1979 have prepared and donated a bench in memory of Mark Groene, who died several years ago. The bench was designed by former classmate Tim Englert, a development specialist for the Palisades Interstate Park Commission in New York. Englert has made several of the benches for New York parks, but this is the first time he has created one which will be displayed in the Tristate.

The bench will be placed near the football field at Indian Hill High School. Groene had played on the school’s football team. Lori Klinedinst, executive director of the Indian Hill Public Schools Foundation, said alumni came up with the idea during a 30th class reunion last year. Englert and other alumni created the bench from a red cedar taken from Groene’s and a neighbor’s yard. “It was a labor of love,” said Klinedinst, who is a resident of Indian Hill. The Indian Hill Foundation helped coordinate the preparation of the bench. “It really represents a community effort to recognize a

c l a s s m a t e Klinedinst who was very well thought of,” said Superintendent Jane Knudson during last night’s Board of Education Sharp meeting. Board President Tim Sharp complimented the work of the Foundation and the alumni. “(The bench) will be a beautiful addition to the grounds,” he said. The bench is 7 feet long and 15 inches in diameter. The bench was dedicated prior to the start of the Oct. 15 football game.


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First-graders Nikhil Nayak, left, of Indian Hill and Ashley Rogers of Camp Dennison play the xylophone.






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First-graders Beau Staff, left, of Indian Hill, Madeline Reyering of Kenwood and Mia Hack of Kenwood sing “Jolly Old St. Nicholas.”

Second-graders Lauren Frey, left, of Kenwood, Anna Okum of Symmes Township and Erica Budde of Indian Hill make sure they’re in tune on the triangles.

Second-graders Brooke Whitaker, left, of Loveland and Kevin Lewis of Indian Hill strike up just the right note on the xylophone.

Seasonal sing-a-long Students at Indian Hill Primary School celebrated the season in song. The students, who also played instruments ranging from bells to finger cymbals, sang a variety of holiday favorites including “Jolly Old St. Nicholas” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” The “holiday sharing assembly” was led by music instructor Barb Watson.


Second-graders Pranav Veera, left, of Kenwood and Luc Robinson of Indian Hill use finger cymbals during one of the songs.

The tambourine is a hit with second-graders Reilly Grace, left, of Kenwood and Sophie Sawyers of Indian Hill.

First-grader Reagan Walsh, left, of Kenwood joins her classmates in signing “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”

Bells will be ringing with second-graders Smilla Eihausen, left, of Indian Hill, Caroline Gaede of Kenwood and Cameron Rabenold of Indian Hill.


St. Nicholas Academy will host an open house noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, at the school’s campus, 170 Siebenthaler Ave., Reading. Attendees will have the chance to meet the teachers, tour the school campus and enjoy refreshments. Parents and prospective students are invited to attend a session at 12:30 p.m. with registration information, media presentation and introduction to the school’s curriculum and programs by the curriculum coordinator. Visit www.stnacademy. org or call 686-2727 for details.

Information Night, placement tests

Due to increased interest from public school families affected by several school levies last November, Mount Notre Dame says that it will hold an information night and two make-up test dates for the high school placement test. The events will be held at the school, 711 E. Columbia Ave., Reading. “Families coming from public schools aren’t always aware of the high school admission events that take place in the fall. With the chal-

lenges that some of the public school districts are facing, we’ve had significant interest in MND from concerned students,” director of admissions Cheri Stacey said. “We felt that it was important to provide similar events for the public school families as they make this important decision.” Information night for students and parents is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2. High school placement tests will be at noon Saturday, Feb. 12, and at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22. Visit or contact Stacey at 821-3044 or

Fundraiser preparation

The Madeira Schools Foundation trustees are beginning preparations for the 2011 auction, “Madeiraopoly,” at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 12, in the St. Gertrude Parish Center. The annual event is the school district’s largest fundraiser, raising almost $80,000 each year. Proceeds from the auction will fund scholarships and be applied to programs and materials that support Madeira schools. Foundation members are accepting donations of cash, merchandise and services from business owners

and individuals for the live auction, silent auction and various raffles. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) designation and donors will be recognized in the auction program. For questions or to donate, call Shawn Connors at 502-0165, Wayne or Pat Smith at 272-0420 or visit

Scholarship semi-finalist

Mount Notre Dame junior Emma Wahl of Madeira was named as a

semifinalist in the Overture Award Scholarship competition. Wahl advanced in the creative writing category for her short-story “Covered.” Wahl “I am very honored to represent MND in this competition,” Wahl said.



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The week at Indian Hill

• The Indian Hill boys basketball team beat Reading 4341, Jan. 15. Indian Hill’s topscorer was Sam Voss with 16 points. On Jan. 18, Indian Hill beat Clark Montessori 72-60. Teddy Kremchek led Indian Hill with 24 points. • In boys swimming, Indian Hill placed 15th with a score of 32 in the Southwest Ohio Classic, Jan. 15. • In girls swimming, Indian Hill placed eighth with a score of 74 in the Southwest Ohio Classic, Jan. 15. • The girls basketball team beat Millersburg West Holmes 53-35, Jan. 17. Indian Hill was led by Sarah Arington and Kelsey Matthews with 18 points each.

The week at Madeira

• The Finneytown boys basketball team beat Madeira 71-44, Jan. 15. Finneytown’s top-scorer was Tyrin Warner with 19 points. • In boys swimming, Madeira placed 25th with a score of 11 in the Southwest Ohio Classic, Jan. 15. • In girls basketball, Madeira beat Mariemont 5520, Jan. 19. Madeira’s topscorer was Lanie Frayer with 12 points.

The week at Deer Park

• The Wyoming boys basketball team beat Deer Park 48-47, Jan. 15. Deer Park’s top-scorer was Jimmy Hayes with 21 points. On Jan. 18, Deer Park beat Oyler 63-57. Deer Park was led by Markus Johnson with 16 points.

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Madeira stays afloat in CHL swimming

By Scott Springer

In her eighth year of coaching swimming at Madeira with her husband, Megan Feichtner has a pretty good idea of the talent in and around the Cincinnati Hills League scene. From her work as a coach at the Powell Crosley YMCA, she also knows many swimmers and has a realistic view of just where her young Mustangs and Amazons stand in the pool. “Overall, we’ve been fairly consistent with our improvement throughout the year,” said Feichtner. “We have a really big team this year compared to years past. From top to bottom, they’ve really done a nice job in swimming faster as the season progresses.” The problem is, in a difficult league, are Madeira’s improvements enough? “Kids who swam for me the past two years are faster now compared to this time last year,” said Feichtner. The reality is, as Feichtner will attest to, Wyoming is tough to beat. Having previously coached there as an assistant, she knows the talent Madeira’s up against in the CHL. “Wyoming is very good,” said Feichtner, as some of those kids swim for her at Powell Crosley. “They’re definitely, at least on the boys side, at the top. Maybe at the girls side as well. Mariemont has a strong girls team and Indian Hill’s girls are phenomenal this year. We’re honestly probably competing with Mariemont and Indian Hill


Madeira swimmer Matt Mantkowski in a freestyle event. The junior has been a state qualifier the last two seasons in the backstroke. strongly on the boys side, but Wyoming is far and away better than the rest of the league.” That’s not to say Madeira won’t get there. Feichtner’s Mustangs and Amazons are loaded with young talent to be reckoned with in future years, if not sooner. “Our top guy is Max Mantkowski,” said Feichtner. “He qualified for state his freshman and sophomore year individually (backstroke). We’ve got a lot of boys who are very promising ... and hopefully we’ll be getting relays up to state with him.” Sophomore backstroker/ freestyler Matt Buescher is also a returning district qualifier as are Stuart Marsh, Kyle Williamson, Clark Templeton and Riley Kane. Of that group, Marsh and Kane are only sophomores. Feichtner has also been impressed with sophomore Grant Crawford and freshman Grant Karda. The Amazons are even younger. “Yeah, we are,” said Feichtner. “Actually our top four girls – two of them are freshmen and two are

sophomores. We have a very young team. They’re really talented.” Top swimmer Alison Dicke is just a freshman looking to qualify individually for state in the breaststroke and in relays. Sophomores Jenna Luthman and Emma Shaw are district qualifiers and another freshman, Olivia Wilson, has the team’s best 100 butterfly time. One thing Feichtner knows for sure is there’s an abundance of young talent hitting Tristate pools. Madeira has 36 swimmers, many more than Feichtner encountered eight years ago and she’s watched the record books get smashed. “It goes in cycles,” Feichtner said. “The high school state meet the last two years has been significantly faster. Two years ago we thought all the new suits were making everybody faster. Then, they banned the suits last year and everybody still went faster.” She attributes the growth of the sport to the international competitions that many tune into every

four years. That, and the growth of competitive groups outside of the high schools. “I think there’s a renewed interest in the sport after the Olympics,” Feichtner said. “And, a lot of kids are swimming ‘club’ and yearround swimming. About seven of our swimmers are ‘club’ swimmers.” Whatever the reason is, many schools like Madeira are reaping the benefits.


Madeira junior Max Mantkowski in his specialty event, the backstroke. Mantkowski has been a state qualifer in backstroke the past two seasons for the Mustangs.

The week at Moeller

• The Moeller boys swimming team placed 10th with a score of 62 in the Southwest Ohio Classic, Jan. 15. • In boys bowling, Moeller’s Oehler was named All-Tournament after scoring 488 in the Greater Catholic League Tournament, Jan. 17. Moeller placed fifth as a team. On Jan. 18, Moeller beat Woodward 2,4457-2,184. Nick Kadon bowled a 352 for Moeller.

Crusade continues

Moeller’s Ben Galemmo (5) drives the ball up the court against La Salle’s Matthew Woeste (21) in the first period during their Jan. 21 basketball game at Moeller High School. Moeller (13-0, 5-0) kept their undefeated regular season in tact by beating the Lancers 50-45.

The week at Cincinnati Country Day

• The Cincinnati Country Day girls basketball team beat Summit Country Day 5647, Jan. 15. CCD’s top-scorer was Erica Armstead with 24 points. On Jan. 19, CCD beat Lockland 67-42. CCD’s topscorer was Ricci Snell with 19 points. • The Cincinnati Country Day wrestling team finished 16th in the Charlie Moore Invitational, Jan. 15. • The Seven Hills boys swimming team beat Cincinnati Country Day 78-75, Jan. 18. CCD’s Warwick won the 200 meter individual medley in 2 minutes, 9.80 seconds; Adams won the 50 meter freestyle in 24.16 seconds; Warwick won the 100 meter flystroke in 58.24 seconds; and Adams won the 100 meter breaststroke in 1 minute, 12.64 seconds. CCD won the 200 meter freestyle relay in 1 minute, 40.81 seconds, and the 400 meter freestyle relay in 3 minutes, 55.36 seconds. • In girls swimming, CCD beat Seven Hills 83-78, Jan. 18. Cincinnati Country Day’s Black won the 50 meter freestyle in 28.05 seconds; Blackburn won the 100 meter flystroke in 1 minute, 9.97 seconds; Leonard won the 100 meter freestyle in 1 minute; Gottschalk won the 100 meter breaststroke in 1 minute, 20.25 seconds; CCD won the 200 meter freestyle relay in 1 minute, 52.33 seconds; and the 400 meter freestyle relay in 4 minutes, 7.85 seconds.


MND swim team ahead of schedule By Tony Meale

“Pleasantly surprised” sums up the head coach’s reaction to the action. The head coach? Mount Notre Dame swimming coach Jay Frentsos. The action? That’d be Mount Notre Dame High School’s performance in the Southwest Ohio High School Swimming and Diving Classic Jan. 15-16 at St. Xavier’s Keating Natatorium. “If you had told me at the beginning of the year that we would finish 14th out of 110 teams,” Frentsos said, “I wouldn’t have said that’s impossible, but it would have been better than I thought.” Well, the Cougars are ahead of schedule.

MND totaled 77 points en route to finishing ahead of Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League-Scarlet rivals McAuley (38), Seton (17) and Mother of Mercy (10), which finished 22nd, 31st and 36th, respectively. Ursuline (420) finished first, while St. Ursula (249) finished fourth. “I’m real happy with how we did,” Frentsos said. “The kids swam well, and they’re definitely a good group of ladies.” Sophomore Maddie Rapp of Reading led the Cougars, finishing fifth in the 100 backstroke (1:00.37) and the 200 butterfly (2:14.35), eighth in the 200 backstroke (2:12.92) and 16th in the 400 individual medley (4:48.64). “Maddie’s a year older and a year better,” Frentsos

said. “I hate to use the word mature because people take it the wrong way and think she wasn’t mature before, but she’s really matured as an athlete.” Rapp also helped MND to a sixth-place finish in the consolation finals of the 200 medley (1:57.95) and a second-place finish in the consolation final of the 400 medley (4:13.53). Assisting her were senior Chloe Meyer of West Chester, junior Kelly Cutter of Loveland and freshman Katie Kruspe of Oakley. “I think we have a legitimate shot at sending a relay to state,” Frentsos said. Meyer also finished tied for third in the consolation final with Mercy sophomore Rachel Hester in the 200 breaststroke (2:31.69). “Last year was Chloe’s

breakout year,” Frentsos said of the captain. “I like her attitude and her leadership and everything she represents,” he said. Mary-Kate Mullinger of Blue Ash, meanwhile, was seventh in diving (364.05). The Cougars have a few dual meets before competing in the GGCL Championships. Diving will be held Jan. 31 at Miami University, with swimming slated for Feb. 2 at St. Xavier. Frentsos uses dual meets to help determine which swimmers will swim in which events Feb. 2. He has, however, been more than impressed with the aforementioned Kruspe, as well as senior captain Erin Conklin and Elyse Spraul, both of Sharonville.

“Elyse is a very good role swimmer,” Frentsos said. “She will step in and swim events that aren’t her favorite or best events, but she does it to help the team score points,” he said. Frentsos knows MND will need all the points it can get to procure yet another top-three finish at the GGCL Championships – and he isn’t resting on the team’s laurels. “I was thrilled with how we did (at the Classic), but when a meet is over, I don’t put a lot of stock in it anymore,” Frentsos said. “I’m happy with how we did, and I thought everybody performed well, but we still need to go out and swim GGCLs.” See more sports coverage at presspreps

Sports & recreation

January 26, 2011

Suburban Life


Indian Hill boys have ‘adequate’ season By Scott Springer

To hear Indian Hill boys basketball coach Tim Burch speak, you wonder why he runs his Braves out on the floor. Outside of being not very big, not very fast and not very good shooters, Burch said they’re a good bunch of guys. After watching Indian Hill play, it's clear why Burch runs them out on the floor. Most coaches relish the opportunity to be the underdog and win. While Burch’s Braves certainly aren’t running away with the Cincinnati Hills League, they’re absolutely in the hunt as the only teams that appear out of it are Reading and Taylor. “We’re about 6-1 and under,” said Burch (the roster lists a few players at 63). “We’re over-matched almost always. What we believe in right now is we

just work had, work together and good things will happen.” When you average in their smaller guys, the 6-1 and under statement is probably accurate. In a time when a lot of high schools have post players 6-5 and up, the difference is noticeable. Fortunately, for Burch and the Braves games aren’t determined by how a team looks in the layup line. The natural assumption is that Indian Hill must be scrappy and must utilize their quickness full court. Guess again. “We’re kind of slow and we’re kind of short,” Burch said. “We’ll push the ball up the court if we can, but we’re not a team that can full-court press against a team with good guards.” So how does Indian Hill compete when they seemingly shouldn’t based on physical statistics? “They’re not delusional

at all,” said Burch of his Braves. “If they don’t work hard and come to play, they don’t match up with anybody very well.” Indian Hill does it with brains, toughness, conditioning and the common denominator of all successful teams…defense. “We try to play solid defense and take the offense we can get,” said Burch. “We’re not scoring like I think we can, but we’re playing great defense. If you look at our scores, in the fourth quarter, we’re better than everybody else.” As of Jan. 19, 68 is the most amount of points the Braves have given up (in a loss to Wyoming Jan. 12). The most they’ve scored is 72 (vs. Clark Montessori Jan. 18). They do nothing terribly well, but a lot of things pretty good. Leading these young men is junior Austin Trout,

who averages around 15 points per game. He was Burch’s sixth man last year as a sophomore. “He’s one of those guys that has that ‘old man’s’ game,” Burch said. “He gets more out of his athleticism than anybody I’ve ever seen. It’s just pure hard work, pure concentration. If he was 6-5, he’d probably be one of the dominant players in the city. They’ll (other teams) put their best defender on him.” On defense, 5-9 senior Jordan Fiore averages about three swipes per game, while 6-0 forward Sam Voss provides valuable senior leadership. Offensively, Burch starts a sophomore at the point (Jon Griggs) who’s among the CHL leaders in assists. And, helping Trout in the point production department is 6-3 junior forward Teddy Kremchek.

Burch has eight seniors but only starts two. He does carry a full bench as he dresses 16 kids and relies a lot on the seniors that aren’t playing much to mentor their younger teammates. “We give uniforms to guys that work really hard,” said Burch. “But our junior class is really strong.” And, the Braves are proving a lot of preseason prognosticators wrong by hovering near the top of the league standings. “We got picked really low this year,” Burch said. “Madeira’s fantastic, Finneytown has all seniors, Mariemont is unbelievable and Wyoming put a good beating on us (68-47 Jan. 12). We struggle sometimes to score, but we play really hard.” The hard work will be needed as Indian Hill still has two dates with


Indian Hill senior guard Sam Voss is occupied by Clark junior big man Paul Woodson. Voss and the Braves defeated the Cougars Jan. 18 72-60. Mariemont (Jan. 29 and Feb. 19) then rematches next month with Madeira, Finneytown, Wyoming and Reading. For more sports news, visit blogs/ presspreps

BRIEFLY • In girls basketball, Seven Hills beat Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy 40-33, Jan. 15. CHCA’s top-scorer was Morgan Prescott with 12 points. On Jan. 19, CHCA beat New Miami 48-26. CHCA’s top-scorer was Morgan Prescott with 14 points. • The Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy wrestling team placed 12th with a score of 48.5 in the Charlie Moore Invitational, Jan. 15. CHCA’s

Dixon beat Roger Bacon’s HcHale in a 16-1 technical fall. • In girls swimming, CHCA placed 30th with a score of 9 in the Southwest Ohio Classic, Jan. 15. • In boys basketball, CHCA beat Dayton Christian 68-57, Jan. 18. CHCA’s topscorer was Aaron O’Neill with 21 points.

The week in Press Preps

• We posted the hiring of

the CHCA boys golf coach. • We listed the nomination process for the Madeira Athletic Hall of Fame. • We listed the sporting event changes when the snow hit Thursday, Jan. 20. • Nick Dudukovich reported that Summit Country Day honored former tennis state champ Gabby Steele. To see this week’s stories and other blog entries, visit presspreps

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Instructional baseball signups for boys ages 5 to 7 are scheduled for 6:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27, in St. John’s Deer Park in the cafeteria. Players cannot turn 8 before March 1. Call Don Braun at 984-6574 with questions.

Hall of fame nominations

The Madeira High School Athletic Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for its 2011 class. Persons may submit nominations for a former athlete, coach or past/present contributor to the high school athletic program. An athlete must be out of high school a minimum of five years. A

coach may no longer be coaching in the Madeira Schools system. A contributor may be from past years or still involved in the same activity. Nominations should be mailed to: MHS Athletic Hall of Fame - P.O. Box 43266 - Madeira, Ohio 45243. The deadline for nominations is May 1.

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Minding the store Visitors to Madeira posted these comments to a story about Kroger’s plans to renovate its store in Madeira and Montgomery: “I do wish and hope that Kroger becomes a little (or a lot) more forthcoming about the renovation of its Madeira store, which was renovated just about five years ago or less. What’s wrong with the current store? It seems perfectly fine to me. Why did they renovate it five years ago and not get it right for a decade or more? Perhaps ... incompetent management? The disruption they are causing for customers is a real annoyance ... Kroger ... please explain! Will every Kroger store need to be renovated every five years? If so, that’s not a model for sustained profitability.” corolannus “Blue Ash and Harper’s Point (Symmes Township) are closest to the Montgomery store. I shop at Montgomery or Blue Ash since the Kenwood Fresh Fare closed last year. Kenwood has Fresh Market and Trader Joe’s, which are both great stores (although Fresh Market is expensive). But I can’t get everything I need at either store.” RebeccaGoodman “Nearest store to Montgomery is probably the Symmes store at the corner of Montgomery and Kemper Road. A really nice store, much nicer than the old Montgomery store anyway. Closest to

Madeira is probably the one on Blue Ash Road off Reed Hartmann. That’s quite a ways, but can’t think of a closer one.” frank452 “While they are closed, I will probably shop at one of the following: Albers, Liberal, Piggly Wiggly, King Duffy, A&P, IGA or Parkview. Lots of other choices.” Arnaudville

School’s back in session Visitors to SymmesTownship posted these comments about the reopening of the Schoolhouse Restaurant after a fire last June: “The Schoolhouse has been a family favorite of ours for many years. Probably about the most kid and grandparent friendly restaurant I’ve ever been to – we can keep both demographics happy which is no small feat! They always treat us extremely well. My only complaint is that we cannot seem to get away from ordering the fried chicken! Welcome back Chris and crew!” RedBearNewport “Great news for a great restaurant and great family. Wishing you all much continued success! TastyPhlegm

Childish talk? Visitors to

CHATROOM Jan. 19 questions

Sycamore Township is considering adding a car show to its summer concert line-up. The date is tentatively set for Saturday, Aug. 20, at Schuler Park. Do you think this is a good idea? Why or why not? No responses. Do you think political rhetoric caused the deadly shootings in Tucson, Ariz.? Why or why not? “Regarding the Tucson, Arizona, shooting, it seems clear that the shooter was certifiably mentally ill. Psychosis can escalate to the point that the individual becomes a danger to himself or others. “This said, I feel that political rhetoric and Sarah Palin’s crosshair target of this candidate helped the shooter zero in on the victim for his frustrations. “There is also another aspect to this case that needs to be considered. “As noted repeatedly in the coverage of this event, the first mental breakdown often occurs in the late teens. “As a veteran mental health worker, I can state from experience that the first breakdown frequently coincides the start of college. “I believe that our colleges need to take greater responsibility in these cases and not just handle an acutely psychotic enrollee by having security send him packing as happened here. “This is not just for the good of others but their own self protection as he might just as well have returned to blast his fellow students.” A.M.B. “I think there are unstable people in our world now and in the past. They will find any excuse to take down some one or show up armed in some school etc ... They are bipartisan idiots. “Granted the political climate and economy have been rampant with problems, but life is rarely

Next questions Madeira City Council is considering “dark skies” legislation, which would regulate the amount of light emitted from the city. Is this an area in which government should involve itself? Why or why not? What grade would you give President Barack Obama for his first two years in office? Do you plan to vote for him in 2012? Every week Suburban Life asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line. easy and for some it appears to be impossible to handle. “The main problem with their wielding a gun is they are pointing it in the wrong direction. Go figure!” T.D.T. “I don’t think the rhetoric contributed directly to this particular incident, but the overall tone of guns and targets as a way to settle differences, incites emotions and puts ideas into the heads of unstable radicals. “There were three assault arrests made of people who said they were influenced by Glenn Beck. “We have to reconsider civility, compromise and a kinder and gentler nation. Agree to disagree as adults, not thugs.” A.T. “This an easy answer for anyone who has paid attention to what happened. The young man’s action suggests he was insane by whatever definition you want to use. “His writings, from what I have heard, were not political. He apparently believed that the government was trying to control him through ‘grammar.’ “This had nothing to do with today’s political rhetoric, as despicable as it is. D.S.

Deerpark posted these comments to a story about Deer Park High School freshman Amanda Fahey addressing the school board at its Jan. 13 meeting to make the case to place a bond issue on the May ballot, to build a new elementary school and renovate the high school: “Exact reason why my wife and I, and our two young children moved out of Deer Park! We saw no future in the schools there. Loved the community, still have friends there,hope it does not fall apart. A community is only as good as its schools!” billbud1969 “I live in the community and voted for the shools. But, I have a problem with the primary source of the article not even being a tax payer in the district.” shutupandfixit “Yale – over 200 years old, Harvard – over 200 years old, University of Cincinnati – 150 years old “Miami University (Oxford) almost 200 years old, Walnut Hills High School – over 80 years old “McNicholas, La Salle and Moeller over 50 years old. “All old, all kept up and improved upon over the years, all put out highly educated students. “Family involvement is the prime motivator for success here, not a new school building. “This community hit hard by this great recession cannot afford to take on anymore debt at the present time,

especially $30 million in additional school tax.” ConeyChef “To ConeyChef ... I could see the argument on building a new school,but to not upgrade the current schools does not make much sense. I guess you would rather see a young family like ours with above average incomes move out of the area. Can you say Hello section 8 mecca down the road for Deer Park!” billbud1969 “So no we’ve got a high school freshman trying to school us on a $30 million levy? I’m waiting for a weeping Sally Struthers to wander in. “I can surely get you a new boiler and 50 brand new computers for under $250,000. Give us a reasonable demand for what you need and the voters will probably be responsive. $30 million is a lot of money for a small city like this to cough up.” hedgehog68 “We need newly renovated schools in Deer Park, not brand new schools. I have two that graduated from Deer Park and attended excellent universities afterward. They survived without any air conditioning and somewhat slow computers, but they also had parent guidance and support, which alot of Deer Park students do not. It all starts in your own homes people, not at school. What we really need in Deer Park is new roads, not new schools. Update the existing schools and keep hitting the books students and it will all be good in the end!”


Your input welcome

You can comment on stories by visiting and choosing your community’s home page: JAC “We should dimiss what this student says because ‘she’s a freshman’ and ;she doesn’t pay taxes.’ “Think about this. “By the time these schools are built and renovated, she will be in college, so this is not something that will benefit her now. “Seems like she has adopted a ;pay it forward; attitude. “Will she be a Deer Park taxpayer in the future? Maybe. Long after most of us are gone. “We need to listen to the kids, it is there future that is at stake. “I have the benefit of being a Deer Park parent, and to work in technology. Techonology changes rapidly. How many times have you either upgraded or purchased a computer in the last 10 years? What worked then doesn’t work now. My students work on something at home, transfer it to a flash drive, and then it doesn’t work at school because I have newer technology. “Don’t just talk to your kids, listen to them. They will be taking care of you someday, hopefully.” manfredmann

Driving home Ohio’s point system for traffic violations If you are convicted of a traffic violation, you are assessed a specific number of points on your license depending upon the type of violation. Moving violations are either two-point, four-point or six-point violations. Six-point violations are the most serious. They include vehicular homicide, DUI and driving under suspension. Reckless driving is a four-point violation. Most other moving violations carry two points. Speeding violations may or may not carry points depending on the speed limit and your speed. Exceeding the speed limit by 30 mph or more results in four points. If the speed limit is 55 mph or more, exceeding the limit by 1129 mph results in two points. If the speed limit is less than 55 mph, exceeding the limit by 6-29 mph results in two points. If you exceed the speed limit in an amount less than the preceding amounts you receive no points. If you accumulate six points on your license within a two-year period, you will receive a warning letter.

Brad Greenberg Community Press guest columnist

If you accumulate 12 points or more in a two-year period, your driving privileges will be suspended for six months. You may apply to the Municipal Court for limited driving privileges for work, school or medical pur-

poses. After those six months, you must take a remedial driving course and take the driving test again. You will have to file proof of insurance with the BMV for three years and pay a $40.00 reinstatement fee. If you are convicted of driving while under a 12-point suspension, you face a penalty of up to 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. There is a mandatory minimum sentence for this offense of three days in jail. Despite the jail overcrowding problem in Hamilton County, this three-day jail sentence is still being served

because it is a mandatory sentence. If you have between two and 11 points on your license, you are eligible to take a remedial driving course where you earn a twopoint credit upon completion. The two-point credit does not erase any convictions, but your license would not be suspended unless you reach 14 points rather that 12. You can take the remedial driving course up to five times but not more than once every three years. Many people come to court to challenge a traffic citation because they are concerned about the points. Points are assessed by law automatically upon conviction. The judge may not reduce the points. The only way to avoid the points is if the case is dismissed or if there is a plea bargain to a charge that does not carry points. Whether or not you can work out a plea bargain is usually up to the prosecutor. If you have a good driving record and were polite to the police officer, your chance of a successful plea bargain improves. Judge Brad Greenberg presides in Hamilton County Municipal Court. He lives in Loveland.

QUOTEBOOK A compilation of quotes from this week’s Suburban Life:

“They stay active and get to know law enforcement.”

Jennifer Campbell Deer Park police officer. See Story, A1

“We’re trying to save people money as much as we can.”

“It’s important for us to hear the rationale for the improvements. We endorse these strongly.”

Karl Grafe Indian Hill School Board member. See Story, A3

“At this point we have no choice. We have to do something. We don’t ask for money unless we truly need it.”

Cliff Bishop Sycamore Township trustee. See Story, A3.

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Cadet refocuses efforts to free child slaves


By Jeanne Houck


John and Emily Clark are teaching their children how to be good neighbors From left: Lily, Mathias and Thomas.

Neighbors benefit from family – and its snow blower By Jeanne Houck

John and Emily Clark’s neighborhood in Blue Ash features homes with formidable driveways – which may look impressive from the street but can cause problems for senior residents and everybody when it snows. “They are lovely neighbors and have three young children, but they find the time to stop their car and pick up the paper that is thrown in the yard for our next-door elderly neighbor and deliver it to his door every day so he can just open his door and pick it up,” another neighbor, Tracy Tomer, said of the Clarks. “During snow events, John will come over and plow all of the neighbors’ driveways – including ours,” said Tomer, who is 45 years old and a Realtor. “This is a huge undertaking as our driveways are long and many of the neighbors are elderly and would never be able to shovel their own driveway. “He gets out there and smiles and does it and that is that,” Tomer said. “Snow is flying and John is out there in sub-zero and waving and laughing. “John’s family owns (H.J.

Benken Florist & Greenhouse in Silverton) and he never made a big deal of that and I did not even realize he was a part of that family until a couple of years ago. “John just scoops snow off of our driveway before he goes to work at the garden center as he leaves much earlier than we do for our work. It is magical!” John Clark is 33 and landscape manager at Benken Florist & Greenhouse. Emily Clark is 31 and recently unemployed. Their children are Mathias, who is 6 years old; Thomas, who is 3 years old, and Lily, who is 7 months old. “John and I share the same compassion for helping people and find it important to show our children,” Emily Clark said. “Since growing up on the street myself, we are surrounded by neighbors I have known for a lifetime. We recognize the fact that some may need a little more help, especially with the snow. “John is one of the few neighbors on the street with a snow blower, and he knows much it helps,” Emily Clark said. “Honestly, he really enjoys it and looks forward to a big snow just as a child would.”

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Jean-Robert Cadet of Madeira has quietly left a foundation involved in Haiti reconstruction projects to focus on making a big noise – literally and figuratively – to free and educate child slaves in the Caribbean country. Himself a former child slave in Haiti, Cadet has founded a new non-profit group called the Jean R. Cadet Restavek Organization ( Restavek, sometimes spelled “restavec,” is a Creole term used for the child slaves. Cadet is no longer associated with an organization he founded in 2002, which has been working on Haiti relief efforts since the earthquake in January 2010. He said he has made the difficult decision to establish a new organization with one goal: the eradication of child slavery in Haiti. Cadet’s first book, “Restavec,” is to be made into a movie by American producer Michael Corrente. Cadet’s second book, “A Stone of Hope,” is coming out next fall and Cadet continues to meet with world leaders and U.S. school children alike to raise awareness of the plight of the restaveks. The “big noise” Cadet is making also includes using Haitian music made by Haitian musicians to convince the Haitian people to end the restavek system. Cadet is helping to organize


Jean-Robert Cadet of Madeira has founded a new non-profit group called the Jean R. Cadet Restavek Organization to focus on freeing and educating child slaves in Haiti. Cadet, a former child slave, visits Haiti every six weeks. a contest for such songs in his homeland. “I have been meeting with top Haitian artists to begin writing songs that condemn child slavery and praise those treating children well,” Cadet said. “The musicians understand that this problem can only be solved by Haitians, because freedom cannot be exported from one culture to another. “This is so encouraging to me because these artists want to take ownership of this problem,” Cadet said. “They are committed to get the songs done by April.” Cadet says he knows changes won’t come overnight. Plans are for the

children and enroll them in school – often one child at a time. “We’re also creating a national curriculum for elementary and secondary schools in Haiti to influence the next generation,” Cadet said. “This program is to sensitize school children so they don’t take in children in servitude when they become adults. “(I spend) days in classrooms during each trip talking to school children to sensitize them about the issue of children in servitude.” For more about your community visit

One year after Haiti earthquake, we see hope This coming Wednesday marks the one year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti – a day likely all of us remember, whether we saw it on TV or lived through it in Port-au-Prince. It is painful to revisit those images and we are all remembering friends and family and children we have lost. As the media come to take stock of what has changed since last January, it is disconcerting to hear the reports that nearly 365 days later there has been little progress. I want to tell you that there has been progress in Haiti – and you have played a key role in impacting many lives in a positive way. I see progress every day in the faces of our staff who are giving so much of themselves to be creative and smart and tenacious in helping their country find hope. I see it every day in the stories about children who have been living in servitude and who are now increasingly finding joy and freedom

despite the chaos around them. Do not lose faith in Haiti. There is progress and there is Joan Conn hope and hope looks Community like ... • Hope Press guest columnist looks like Oscar, who packed his backpack full of food and walked for hours in the mountains to look for children in our advocacy program and deliver food to those who needed it. • Hope looks like Dr. Glaud, who leaves Les Cayes every Friday night and takes a five-hour bus ride to Carrefour Feuilles to give free medical care to people who line up outside our clinic starting at 4 a.m. • Hope looks like five girls moving out of abusive homes and into our transitional home and hearing them laugh and play hide and seek after school. • Hope looks like 426 children in restavek going to school and learning to

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song contest to run 10 years. “It will take a generation to change the mentality of a nation,” Cadet said. “This project will make these children visible and be part of daily conversation throughout Haiti. “The movie, the new book and the songs will help Haiti love its children and lead to mandatory education,” Cadet said. “Once this is accomplished, the will close its doors forever.” Visit to make a donation or to schedule a presentation by Cadet. Cadet travels to Haiti every six weeks to rescue


Restavek Freedom Foundation Executive Director Joan Conn (standing, second from left) and members of her staff during a Thanksgiving dinner in Haiti. read and write and 130 adult women also learning to write their names for the first time through our literacy program. • Hope looks like every one of you – every school, church, restaurant, company, group of friends, or individual – who decided not to stand on the sidelines, but to actively help people in need. There is no denying that there is still tremendous need in Haiti, but please

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know that every single gift that was intended to help the people of Haiti after the earthquake has been deployed and children, families, and communities have benefitted from your generosity. Please know that your contributions have brought much encouragement to people in Haiti and to me. Joan Conn is executive director Restavek Freedom Foundation, founded by Madeira resident Jean-Robert Cadet.


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COOKING CLASSES Dewey’s - Pizza and More, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares - Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, With Chuck Lipp, regional manager at Dewey’s, teaches how to toss the crust as well as create some special pizzas. Includes harvest salad, Southwest BBQ chicken pizza and steak and wild mushroom pizza. $45. Registration required. 489-6400; Symmes Township.


Health Screenings, 10 a.m.-noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, 7319 Montgomery Road, Blood pressure screenings, stress screenings and consultation about your wellness needs. Free. 784-0084. Silverton.


Karaoke, 10 p.m., Silverton Cafe, 791-2922. Silverton.


Kelly Richey and Friends, 8 p.m.-midnight, Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave., Benefits Art Education. 871-6789; Mount Lookout.



Healthy-U, 10 a.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, All chronic diseases. A small group workshop led by facilitators focusing on problem solving and building self-confidence to help people maintain their health and manage chronic health conditions. Participants meet for 2.5 hours, once a week for six weeks, and learn simple ways to control their symptoms. Registration required. Presented by Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio. 792-5654; Amberley Village.


Karaoke, 10 p.m., Silverton Cafe, 7201 Montgomery Road, 791-2922. Silverton.


Bob Cushing, 6-10 p.m., Applebee’s, 10635 Techwood Circle, Free. 769-6201. Blue Ash.


Vic Henley, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $10, $5 college and military night. Ages 18 and up. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Tea Leaf Green, 9-11:30 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Doors open 8 p.m. Four-piece rock and jam band from San Francisco Bay area. $15. With Sons of Bill. Presented by WNKU. 731-8000; Oakley.


Vic Henley, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $15. Ages 18 and up. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Codependents Anonymous, 7 p.m., Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous, Inc. 503-4262; Montgomery. F R I D A Y, J A N . 2 8


Montgomery Elementary Carnival, 5:30-9 p.m., Montgomery Elementary School, 9609 Montgomery Road, Inflatables, games, prizes, food, silent auction and raffle. Tickets available for activities. Benefits Montgomery Elementary PTO. Free. 686-1730. Montgomery.


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


Karaoke, 9 p.m., InCahoots, 4110 Hunt Road, $2 well drinks and domestic bottles, $3 22oz domestic drafts. Free. 793-2600. Blue Ash.


Bob Cushing, 7 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705. Loveland.


An Evening with Mark Twain, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township. S A T U R D A Y, J A N . 2 9

EXERCISE CLASSES A Laughter Yoga Experience, 9-10:30 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Combines laughter exercises and yoga breathing to give you health benefits of hearty laughter. With “laughologist” Patrick Welage. Ages 18 and up. $10. Reservations required. 985-0900; Montgomery.


Linton Peanut Butter and Jam Session, 10-10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-noon, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road, Interactive and educational children’s chamber music series for preschoolers and their families. Includes free Graeter’s cookies. Ages 2-6. Family friendly. $12 flexbook of four tickets; $4. Presented by Linton Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions. 381-6868; Kenwood.



An Evening with Mark Twain, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, By Samuel Langhorne Clemens, directed by Eleanor Shepherd and starring Bill Hartnett as Mark Twain. $17. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. Through Jan. 30. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

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Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, 7 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, “The Yankles.” Opening night: $25 includes film and pre-show ballpark reception with popular baseball snacks like peanuts, popcorn, kosher franks and more. Seven thought-provoking and award-winning films provide insight on Jewish life, culture, history and more. All-access pass: $75, $60 students and ages 60 and up. Single film: $10, $7 students and ages 60 and up. 722-7226; Amberley Village.


Wine Bar Tasting, 2-6 p.m., The Wine Store, Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery. Tea Tastings and Tea Leaf Readings, 2-5 p.m., The Spice & Tea Exchange, 2637 Edmondson Road, Sample black, white, red, green and herbal teas, understand their origins, health benefits and the art of brewing and enjoying tea. Free. 531-7000; Norwood.

Vic Henley, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $15. Ages 21 and up. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.


The Rockin’ Adventures of Peter Rabbit, 11 a.m.-noon and 1-2 p.m., Raymond Walters College Muntz Hall, 9555 Plainfield Road, Muntz Theater. ArtReach, division of Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, gives Beatrix Potter’s beloved characters a modern musical makeover. Ages 3-10. $5. Presented by ARTrageous Saturdays. 745-5705; Blue Ash. An Evening with Mark Twain, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.


Experiencing the Grail, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Women spend the day sharing with and learning from members of the international women’s movement called the Grail which includes spiritual search, social transformation, ecological sustainability and the release of women’s creative energy. Includes conversation, music, hands-on activities and multi-media history. $25 includes lunch. Reservations required. 6832340; Loveland. Making of America Seminar, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Loveland Presbyterian Church, 360 Robin Ave., Explore creation of first free nation in modern times. In-depth look at political and economic principles of U.S. Constitution. Dr. Earl Taylor, president of the National Center for Constitutional Studies, speaker. $25. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati 912 Project. 910-5853; Loveland.


The Blue Ash Branch Library is welcoming author Joanne Giovanna Delli Carpini Trimpe at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29. Trimpe is the chef for priests who live in St. Peter In Chains Cathedral. She will share the story of her life and her family’s Italian, Venezuelan and North American heritage; her culinary adventures and a cooking demonstration with samples from her cookbook “Holy Chow.” Books will be available for sale and signing. Giovanna Trimpe is pictured inside the kitchen of St. Peter in Chains Cathedral. M O N D A Y, J A N . 3 1


Flying Pig Prep Training, 6-7 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, All levels. Weekly through April 18. Resistance training program designed to increase muscular endurance, flexibility and performance. Ages 18 and up. $300. Registration required. 985-6745. Montgomery.

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Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, 7 p.m., Mayerson JCC, “The Matchmaker.” Allaccess pass: $75, $60 students and ages 60 and up. Single film: $10, $7 students and ages 60 and up. 722-7226; Amberley Village.


Open Mic Night, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Hosted by Bob Cushing. Free. 697-9705. Loveland. Karaoke, 9 p.m., InCahoots, Free. 793-2600. Blue Ash.


Dan Gutman, 7 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Author discusses and signs “The Genius Files: Mission Unstoppable.” Recommended for ages 8-12. Free. 396-8960. Norwood.

Photography Workshop for Kids, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road, Weekly through Feb. 22. Learn basic controls on common point-and-shoot digital camera, composition and tricks. Digital camera required. Ages 8-14. $40. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 7458643. Blue Ash.


Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, 7 p.m., Mayerson JCC, “An Article of Hope.” Allaccess pass: $75, $60 students and ages 60 and up. Single film: $10, $7 students and ages 60 and up. 722-7226; Amberley Village.


Open Mic with LoopManDan, 8:30 p.m.midnight, Allyn’s, 3538 Columbia Parkway, All musicians welcome, bring your instrument. Free. 871-5779. Columbia Tusculum.


Samba Jazz Syndicate, 7-10 p.m., Cactus Pear Southwest Bistro, 9500 Kenwood Road, No cover. 791-4424. Blue Ash.

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Calling all Chocoholics, Noon-1 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Learn to prepare chocolate creations that also happen to be healthy. With Nata Etherton, gourmet cook, and Julie Shapero, dietitian. Ages 18 and up. $15. Reservations required. 985-0900; Montgomery.


Blue Ash Community Cafe Series, 7-8 p.m., Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road, Presentations that enlighten, educate and entertain. Open to the public. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-6251; Blue Ash.


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

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FILMS Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, 3 p.m. (“Berlin ‘36”) and 7 p.m. (“Anita”), Mayerson JCC, All-access pass: $75, $60 students and ages 60 and up. Single film: $10, $7 students and ages 60 and up. 722-7226; Amberley Village. ON STAGE - COMEDY

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


An Evening with Mark Twain, 2 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township. PROVIDED

The “World Famous” Lipizzaner Stallions come to The Bank of Kentucky Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28. The performance includes traditional movements and exercises, leaps and maneuvers. Tickets are $31.50, $26.50 and $24.50 for adults, $31.50, $14.25 and $13.25 for ages 60 and older and 2-12. Call 800745-3000 or visit


Open House, 12:30-2:30 p.m., St. Mary School, 2845 Erie Ave., Open classrooms and student work display. Family friendly. 321-0703. Hyde Park.


The Cyclones Classic, inspired by the National Hockey League Winter Classic, comes to Fountain Square at noon Saturday, Jan. 29. The all-day youth pond hockey tournament, from noon to 5:30 p.m., is followed by a hockey skills clinic led by the Cincinnati Cyclones at 6 p.m. A free Cyclones exhibition game begins on the square at 7 p.m. The ice rink reopens for skating at 8:15 p.m. Visit Pictured are members of the Cincinnati Cyclones.


January 26, 2011

It’s understandable to doubt God’s love in our hard times Does he or doesn’t he? Does God really love us? Love me? We’re told in the scriptures that he does. And sometimes we think so, and sometimes we wonder. Our problem is we’re confused about all the aspects of real love and how they’re expressed. In our understanding of love, it’s not a “many splendored thing,� but rather specific. It’s always romantic, sensual, accompanied by music, roses, and dinners on the town. Hearing that God loves us leads us to expect we’ll soon be living on Easy Street. Televangelists imply that God will heal all sicknesses, give us twice as much money as we donate to them, and take all the problems out of our lives.

Many a person’s spiritual life is made worse by this kind of thinking – that God’s love always goes easy on us. Actually his grace wants to gradually transform us. A sculptor, operating on our premise, could never strike the blows which bring out a beautiful statue from a cold block of marble. The marble could complain the sculptor is being too uncaring and harsh – not knowing the final figure he has in mind. Parents, believing only in love’s comfortableness would: not have their child inoculated because it brings tears; enrolled in school because of homesickness; expect chores at home in order to earn money for video games. Good parents may seem

harsh at times to their children. Their genuine love for their child’s growth and well-being is only appreciated later on. God’s love is expressed in many ways. It can be playful, sacrificial, formative, giving, passionate, as well as demanding. Love is not meant only for stroking egos but for forming them. We accept the medicine because we trust in the love of the one who administers it. Why is it, then, when we look for signs of God’s love we expect them to always make us more comfortable? Sometimes they do. At other times they call forth more from us. They chip off pieces of our ego. An insightful prayer says: “I asked God to take away my sickness and give

me health, but he permitted my illness to continue longer so I could learn compassion; I prayed for a better paying job, and instead he gave me an appreciation for the one I have now; I prayed to be loved more intensely, and he taught me how to love others more.� It takes a long time and a lot of spiritual maturity to learn how to trust in a love that doesn’t always give us what we want. So human-like, St. Teresa of Avila chided God about this once: “No wonder you have such few friends, treating them the way you do.� There are always doubts and ambiguity about what God allows in our lives. “Why this? Why that?� we ask. Every adverse thing that

happens we consider a disaster, a permitted evil, and a sign of an unloving God. Professor Belden Lane of St. Louis University, sees it differently. In his book, “The Solace of Fierce Landscapes,â€? he states his approach to the perceived evils in his life: “I wouldn’t be satisfied with answers to the problem of evil if I had them. “What I desire most of all is the assurance of God’s love‌ that won’t let go. In struggling with God, none of us minds losing so long as we know ourselves to be loved.â€? Like a child lacking insight, we all struggle with God occasionally about

day, Jan. 31-Friday, Feb. 4. Participating high schools include Elder, La Salle, McAuley, Moeller, Mother of Mercy, Mt. Notre Dame, Roger Bacon, Seton, St. Ursula Academy and St. Xavier. According to Matt Kemper, director of community service at St. Xavier High School, “The Catholic Schools Week partnership

between area high schools and St. Vincent de Paul provides an opportunity to help local families across Cincinnati who are struggling in this economy.� Rachel Kemper, director of community service at St. Ursula Academy, believes, “High school students truly enjoy giving back and helping out. With everyone working together, we will

maximize the impact to families in need who are right in our own back yard.� Currently, gently used furniture and household items are urgently needed. Alumni who want to donate can visit an area store and Donation Center or call 513421-CARE to schedule a free pick-up. For hours and directions, visit


what’s good for us and what’s not. We accuse God of b e i n g uncaring Father Lou when he Guntzelman allows us to be Perspectives roughed up by life at times. We think we know what’s best for us. Sometimes we do. But only perfect love knows perfectly. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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It’s a free-for-all: dairy-free, gluten-free dishes I have been getting requests for dairy-free baked goods, and also other requests relating to gluten free substitutions for flour. So today I’m sharing some easy recipes that allow those on restricted diets to enjoy some “lovin’ from the oven.”

Dairy-free dinner rolls

These rolls are dairyfree, cholesterol-free and low-fat. Don’t be squeamish about the ingredients here. Powdered creamer is used by more than a few bakers to achieve a nice-tasting, dairy-free dinner roll. They taste as good as they look. The diabetic exchange is 11⁄2 starch, 1⁄2 fat for each roll. You can do this by hand or machine.

Rita Heikenfeld Rita’s kitchen

1 tables p o o n rapid rise yeast plus a couple pinches sugar 2 1⁄ 4 c u p s w a r m w a t e r (110-115 degrees) 1 ⁄3 cup

sugar 1 ⁄3 shortening 1 ⁄4 cup powdered nondairy creamer 21⁄4 teaspoons salt 5-6 cups bread flour Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Dissolve yeast and pinches of sugar in warm water. In a mixing bowl, add sugar, shortening, creamer,

salt and 5 cups flour. Add yeast and mix well on low speed. Turn to medium and beat until smooth. Add more flour if necessary to make a soft but sticky dough. Either knead it for six to eight minutes by machine or by hand. If doing by hand, turn out on floured surface. Knead until smooth, like a baby’s bottom. Place in bowl coated with cooking spray, turning once to coat top. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch down and turn out onto lightly floured surface; divide into 18 to 24 pieces. Shape each piece into a roll. Place 2 inches apart on sprayed baking sheets. Cover and let rise until doubled, 30 to 45 minutes.

PUBLIC COMMENT ON XAVIER UNIVERSITY REACCREDITATION REQUESTED Xaviier U Xavier University nive ni vers rsitityy wi willll uundergo nder nd ergo go a comprehensive com ompr preh ehen ensi sive ve eevaluation valu va luat atio ionn vi visi visit sitt April Apririll 4-6, Ap 4-66, 2011 201 0111 by a team representing repr presenti entiting en tinng ng Commission Central Colleges The Higher High Hi gher er Learning Lea earn rnin inng Co Comm mmis issi sion on ooff th thee North Nort No rthh Ce Cent ntra rall Association Asso As soci ciat atio ionn of C olleges andd Schools. Schools. The C i i iis one off six i accrediting diti agencies i in i the th U it d States St t that th t provides id iinstitutional tit ti l Commission United accreditation. Xavier has been continuously accredited by the Commission since 1935. As part of the evaluation, the public is invited to submit comments regarding the University to the Commission. Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. They should include the name, address and telephone number of the person providing the comments, and must be received by March 1, 2011. Comments are not treated as confidential.

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Dairy-free cookies

These chocolate chip cookies are dairy-free and cholesterol free. OK, this has tofu in it but again, try it. You may surprise yourself. From Marian, who loves chocolate chip cookies with a healthy twist. 1 cup unsalted margarine 1 cup unrefined cane sugar 2 tablespoons light molasses 1 ⁄4 cup light, firm tofu, puréed 1 teaspoon vanilla 13⁄4 cups unbleached flour 1 ⁄4 cup whole wheat flour 1 ⁄2 teaspoon baking soda 1 ⁄4 teaspoon salt 1 ⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon (opt.) 12 oz. chocolate chips Preheat oven to 350. Beat margarine, sugar and molasses until light and fluffy. Add tofu and vanilla; beat for a minute. Mix flours, soda, salt and cinnamon together. Add to creamed mixture and mix lightly until blended. Fold in chips. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake eight to 10 minutes. Don’t overbake.

Gluten-free flour mix


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Dairy-free rolls are easy to make. in place of flour for breading chops, coating meat or to thicken gravy and soup.

Mix together:

2 cups white rice flour 2 ⁄3 cup potato starch flour ⁄3 cup tapioca flour


Easy lasagna for two

Carol Williams (no, not the Channel 9 news anchor), an Eastside reader needs recipes for two. So if you have some to share, please do. “We’re empty nesters and I have too many leftovers,” she said.

1 cup ricotta cheese 1 ⁄2 cup Parmesan 1 egg 14 oz. pasta sauce with meat 4 no-cook lasagna noodles 11⁄3 cups Mozzarella Preheat oven to 400

degrees. Combine ricotta, Parmesan and egg. Set aside. Spread 1⁄3 cup sauce in bottom of spayed loaf pan. Top with one noodle. Spread 1 ⁄3 cup sauce to edges. Top with 1⁄3 reserved cheese mixture and 1⁄3 cup Mozzarella. Repeat layers twice, topping with remaining noodle and sauce. Bake, covered, 25 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with rest of Mozzarella. Bake about 10 minutes more. Let sit 10 minutes before cutting. Tips from Rita’s kitchen: Use regular lasagna noodles and boil just until tender, but not all the way done. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@ with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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January 26, 2011


JCC hosts 2011 Cincinnati Jewish and Israeli Film Festival The Cincinnati Jewish and Israeli Film Festival has been providing Tristate residents with insights on various aspects of Jewish life, culture, and history for more than a dozen years. Like other international film festivals, this popular event explores cultural similarities and differences through cinema. The 2011 Cincinnati Jewish and Israeli Film Festival will be at the Mayerson JCC (at 8485 Ridge Road, next to Ronald Reagan Highway). The festival runs Saturday, Jan. 29, through Thursday, Feb. 3. The festival features seven thought-provoking and award-winning films. Opening night is 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, and there will be five other films shown at 7 p.m. each night through Thursday, Feb. 3. One of the films has two matinee showings – one on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 30, and the other on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 2. The Saturday, Jan. 29, opening night film is called “The Yankles.” It’s a feelgood sports comedy about overcoming bigotry and selfdoubt. This bawdy and uplifting film tells the story about an ex-con who finds redemption by coaching an upstart Orthodox Jewish baseball team. Tickets to this film include a pre-film reception with popular baseball snacks like peanuts, popcorn, kosher “ballpark” franks, and more. Madelyn Ritrosky of Entertainment Magazine says, “‘The Yankles’ is fun,


The Israeli drama, “Seven Minutes in Heaven tells the story of a young Jerusalem woman who struggles to reclaim her memory after a horrific suicide bombing left her clinically dead for seven minutes.

Complete 2011 Cincinnati Jewish and Israeli Film Festival schedule Saturday, Jan. 29, 7 p.m.: “The Yankles” Sunday, Jan. 30, 3 p.m.: “Berlin ‘36” Sunday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m.: “Anita” Monday, Jan. 31, 7 p.m.: “The Matchmaker” Tuesday, Feb. 1, 7 p.m.: “An Article of Hope” Wednesday, Feb. 2, 1 p.m.: “Berlin ‘36” Wednesday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m.: “Seven Minutes in Heaven” Thursday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m.: “100 Voices: A Journey Home”


The movie “Berlin ’36” replays a remarkable piece of forgotten Olympic history when the Nazis conspired to replace a female Jewish athlete with an unknown male über-athlete who pretends to be a girl. engrossing, enlightening – especially for those who are unfamiliar with the Orthodox Jewish community ... It’s funny without being silly and delivers principals without being preachy.” The movie “Berlin ‘36” will be shown at the JCC at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, and again at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2. Inspired by a true story, this film replays a remarkable piece of forgotten Olympic history when the Nazis conspired to replace a female Jewish athlete with an unknown male über-athlete who pretends to be a girl. On Sunday, Jan. 30, the award-winning drama “Anita” will be shown at 7 p.m. This Argentinean film with English subtitles tells a touching survival story of a young woman with Down syndrome who learns to care for herself and touches the lives of others after losing her mother during a tragic bombing. This screening is a collaboration between the Mayerson JCC and Jewish Vocational Service. “The Matchmaker,” a romantic and nostalgic Israeli film with English subtitles, will be shown at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31. This film, which

earned seven nominations for Israel’s version of the Academy Awards, creates a portrait of life and love in Israel in 1968, shortly after the historical Six Day War. On Tuesday, Feb. 1, the unique documentary, “An Article of Hope,” will be shown at 7 p.m. This film spotlights Israeli Colonel, Ilan Ramon, one of the astronauts who perished in the tragic 2003 Columbia Space Shuttle disaster. The storyline focuses on the heights of scientific achievement, the depths of a nation’s cruelty, the private grief of a boy who

came of age during the Holocaust, as well as the public mourning of the Columbia Shuttle catastrophe. There will be a post film program with Dr. Henry Fenichel, the Holocaust survivor whose tiny Torah was taken into space to commemorate the loss of Col. Ramon. This screening is a collaboration between the Mayerson JCC and The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education. There will be a showing of the Israeli drama, “Seven Minutes in Heaven,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2.

This award-winning film (with English subtitles) tells the story of a young Jerusalem woman who struggles to reclaim her memory after a horrific suicide bombing left her clinically dead for seven minutes. On Thursday evening, Feb. 3, the final day of the 2011 Cincinnati Jewish & Israeli Film Festival, the highly-acclaimed documentary, “100 Voices: A Journey Home,” will be shown at 7 p.m. This compelling and moving musical documentary tells the history of Jewish culture through a group of 72 cantors who visit Poland (the original home of cantorial music) to join local choruses in a series of sold-out concerts. One of the cantors in the film, Steve Stoehr, will lead a special program at the JCC following the screening. Read movie reviews, watch film trailers, and purchase tickets for the 2011 Cincinnati Jewish and Israeli Film Festival online at To purchase advance tickets by phone or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, call Courtney at the JCC at 513-722-7226. Tickets to the Jan. 29 opening night film and recep-

tion are $25 (includes both the screening of “The Yankles” and the pre-show ballpark reception). General admission is $10/film ($7 for seniors, ages 60+, and students with ID). Save $10 with a Festival Pass, good for opening night and all other films – $75/pass ($60/pass for seniors, ages 60+, and students with ID).


“An Article of Hope” spotlights Israeli Col. Ilan Ramon, one of the astronauts who perished in the tragic 2003 Columbia Space Shuttle disaster.

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RELIGION Ascension Lutheran Church

Ascension is participating in the Southern Ohio Synod ELCA Malaria Campaign through education about the disease and donations from members and various church groups. “Encouraging One Another” is the focus for the women’s weekly bible study. The women meet, 9:4511:15 a.m., every Wednesday

morning. Babysitting is available. Pastor Josh is attending the Montgomery Citizens’ Leadership Academy. The course covers a variety of subjects affecting the Montgomery community from Sycamore schools, to civics, to public works and parks, to leading local industries. The community is invited to participate in all activities of the church

and to attend worship services (8:30 and 11 a.m.) and Sunday School (9:45 a.m.). The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288,

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 God of Prophecy

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

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Worship and Small Group Classes for all ages.

6:00pm - Buffet Dinner 6:45pm - Programs and Classes for all ages.

Dianne Steelman, Pastor 4808 Eastern Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45208 513-871-2954

Blending Contemporary & Traditional

Sunday Worship - 11 :00 a.m. Wednesday Gathering - 6:00 p.m. “Meeting the Needs of a Changing Community by Sharing the Unchanging Love of God”


Sunday Services

Sunday School -All Ages ........9:00am Worship Gathering ...........10:00am Wednesday Night....6:15pm dinner & 7:00pm...Children/Youth/Adult Classes Nursery Provided Handicapped Accessible

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8999 Applewood Dr Blue Ash 891 8527


Michigan & Erie Ave

513-321-5856 Bill Rillo, Pastor Sunday Worship Services: 11:00am & 6:00pm Sunday School: 9:45am Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00pm


ST. GERTRUDE PARISH Church (513) 561-5954 • (513) 561-5020 School Miami Ave & Shawnee Run Rd. Mass Schedule Daily: 7:00, 8:00 & 11:30AM Saturday: 4:30PM Sunday: 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00AM 12:30 & 6:00PM


First Church of Christ, Scientist 3035 Erie Ave 871-0245 CE-1001549702-01

Sunday Service and Sunday School 10:30am Wednesday Testimonial Meeting 7:30pm Reading Room 3035 Erie Ave


3850 E. Galbraith, Deer Park Next to Dillonvale Shopping Ctr 791-7631 Worship Service - 10:00AM Sunday School - 10:15AM Pastor Randy Wade Murphy

New Loca on! 3950 Newtown Road

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care Ages 3 through 12

681 Mt. Moriah Drive • 513.752.1333

513-231-3946 9:15 AM Contemporary Worship 10:45 AM Traditional Worship Children & Adult Sunday School All Are Welcome Nursery Care Available Handicapped Accessible

Building Homes Relationships & Families

Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am

LUTHERAN ASCENSION LUTHERAN CHURCH 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery (East of I-71 on Pfeiffer Rd) Worship Schedule 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Worship and Holy Communion Babysitter Provided 9:45 Christian Education Hour for all ages

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Saturday night at 5:00 and Sunday morning at 8:00, 9:00, 9:30 & 11am Sunday School at 9:30am


Sunday School for Children & Adults at 9:30am & 11:00am.


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

Dr. Cathy Johns, Senior Pastor Rev. Doug Johns, Senior Pastor Sun. Worship 10am Wed. Worship & Bible Study Service 7pm Sunday School - All Ages 9-10:00am New National Seminary Emerging

Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith Cincinnati, OH 45243

Phone: 513-791-8348 • Fax: 513-791-5648

Jeff Hill • Minister Worship Service 10:30am Sunday School 9:15 am

Vineyard Community Church Sunday 10:00 a.m. Loveland High School, off of Rich Rd. 683-1556


2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN


Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

The church is hosting Scrapbooking and More Crafts, 5:30-8:30 p.m. every third Monday. Free child care is provided. Those interested in attending must register by 5 p.m. Friday before the Monday event. All paper projects are welcomed including, but not limited to, scrapbooking, stamping, card-making and photo-frame keepsakes. Crafters should bring their own photos, albums and specialty items. Most other tools and supplies will be provided. There is no charge for use of supplies. Upcoming dates include Feb. 14, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 13, July 18 and Aug. 15. The church is located at 7701 Kenwood Road; 891-1700. 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; child care and transportation provided. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 891-8527.

Kenwood Fellowship Church

Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am

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Connections Christian Church

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

Hartzell United Methodist Church 6365 Corbly Road Cincinnati, OH 45230

INDIAN HILL Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Phone 513-561-6805 Fax 513-561-0894

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Traditional Service 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Service 9:30 & 11:00am (Nursery care from 9:15am-12:15pm.)

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Pastor: Lonnie & Erica Richardson Wednesday Evening Services - 7:00pm Sunday Morning Worship - 10:45 am

Sunday School & Worship 9 AM & 10:30 AM


Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Wed Night Bible Study 7:00 pm Pastor Ed Wilson 8105 Beech Avenue - Deer Park (Just off Galbraith across from Amity School) 513-793-7422

Church of God

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Children’s programs are 9-11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Call for details. Traditional worship services are 8:20 a.m. and 11 a.m.; contemporary music is 9:40 a.m. every Sunday. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142; 8000 Miami Ave. 791-4470 Contemporary Worship 9:30 am Fellowship 10:30 am Traditional Worship 11:00 am Christian Education for Children and adults at 9:30 & 11 am

Child Care provided

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

Montgomery Community Church

Join the church for “After the Boxes are Unpacked – Making Cincinnati Your Home.” MCC is offering a seven-week class for women who are new to Cincinnati or are looking to connect with their community. Attendees do not have to be a member or attend MCC to take part in the class. The next session begins from 9:30-11:30 a.m., Feb. 22.. Child care is available. To register contact Susan Glenn at or call MCC at 513-489-0892. The church is at 11251 Montgomery

Road; 489-0892;

New Church of Montgomery

The church is temporarily conducting Sunday services at Strawser Funeral Home, 9305 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash. The church conducts worship at 10:30 a.m., Sundays and Study Group the first four Sundays of the month from 9 to 10 a.m. The study group is now studying “Divine Love and Wisdom” by Emanuel Swedenborg. All are welcome. The church is temporarily having services at 9503 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash; 489-9572;;

Northern Hills Synagogue

On Sunday, Feb. 6, Northern Hills Synagogue Sisterhood will have its monthly meeting in the Zorndorf Social Hall at Northern Hills Synagogue. A brief meeting will take place at 2:30 p.m., followed at 3 p.m. by the delightful and informative program, “Tea Time.” The community is invited to an exciting, change-of-pace event. Come explore the world of tea. A universal symbol of hospitality, friendship, and warmth, tea is an effective bridge across cultures. Learn about where teas come from, their history and proper brewing techniques. Sample assorted kosher teas, presented by the experienced staff from Essencha Tea House in Oakley. S Sisterhood culinary specialists will prepare delectable delights to accompany the teas. There is no charge, but donations are welcome. The Sisterhood Gift Shop will be open before and after the program. Northern Hills Synagogue is located at 5714 Fields Ertel Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45249. Please RSVP by Feb. 2 to Sheila Wagner at 931-6038 or The synagogue is at 5714 Fields Ertel Road, Deerfield Township; 9316038.

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

The church will have the Friday, Jan. 28 meal at Phil’s Place in Northside. Donations of food and volunteers to serve are needed. The Findlay Street After School Program is seeking donations of paper plates, cutlery, grain products and fresh dairy products for the snacks provided for up to 50 children. Volunteer cooks are also needed. Please contact the church for more information. Parent Church school resumes at 9:30 a.m., Feb. 6. Rev. Linda Young leads the discussion. An Intercessory Healing Prayer Service is held the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. A Men’s Breakfast group meets on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. at Rombe’s in Blue Ash. A Bereavement Support Group for widow and widowers meets the second and fourth Saturdays, 1011 a.m. The Shawl Ministry will gather at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 29, in the Library. Please bring knitting, prayers and recommendations. If you don’t knit, come for the fellowship. The Order of St. Luke is studying the 26 miracles of Jesus and how they apply to life today. Meetings are from 7-8:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in the library.

About religion

Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. E-mail announcements to m, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Suburban Life, Attention: Andrea Reeves, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140. Sunday worship services are 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401;

St. Paul Community United Methodist Church

St. Paul Church services are 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. for traditional worship and 9:30 a.m. for contemporary worship with Praise Band. Sunday School and child care is provided for all services. The church is at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 891-8181;

Sycamore Christian Church

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

Trinity Community Church

The church has Trinity Together time, 1-2:30 p.m., on the first and third Tuesday of each month. This is an outreach program that gives families to opportunity to spend quality time together in structured activities that promote healthy relationships and positive interactions. It is free to the public and geared toward the ages of birth to 5 years old. This program includes special guests throughout the year as well as crafts, games, story time, snack and getting to know other parents and grandparents and their children. Park in the lot of Trinity Community Church, and enter through the doors of Fellowship Hall. Call the church office for schedule information. The church hosts a free meal for all its neighbors, 6-7 p.m., the last Tuesday of each month in Fellowship Hall at the church. Whether you need a break from cooking, have run low on groceries by the end of the month, or just want to relax and eat while socializing, you are invited to enjoy Trinity’s hospitality. Families, singles, couples and all ages are welcome. Park in the church parking lot, and enter through the doors of Fellowship Hall. The church is at 3850 E. Galbraith Road, Deer Park; 791-7631;

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Police reports are gathered from reports on file with local police departments. This information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. Juveniles, those 17 and younger, are listed by age and gender. To contact your local police department: • Columbia Township: Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Simon L. Leis, sheriff; Sgt. Peter Enderle. Call 683-3444 • Deer Park: Michael Schlie, chief. Call 791-8056 • Madeira: Frank Maupin, chief. Call 272-4214 • Sycamore Township, Lt. Dan Reid, 792-7254 Jessica Smith, 29, 10 Ludlow Place, theft at Ridge and Highland Ave., Dec. 20.

Incidents/investigations Theft

Building supplies valued at $257 removed at 3400 Highland Ave., Jan. 3. Vehicle removed at 3410 Highland Ave., Jan. 1. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 5245 Ridge Road, Dec. 31.



Thomas Gates, 18, 2216 Lawn Ave., Cincinnati, receiving stolen property, failure to comply, stop sign violation, no operator’s license at 5150 E. Galbraith, Jan. 8. Zachary Andrew Teeter, 27, 4611

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Sycamore Road, driving under the influence and speeding at Blue Ash Road, Jan. 18. Juvenile, 16, curfew violation at Dearborn Avenue, Jan. 17. Juvenile, 16, curfew violation at Dearborn Avenue, Jan. 17. Alexis Sarah Gregory, 19, 4128 Hoffman Avenue, drug abuse at 4332 Oakwood Ave., Jan. 15.

Incidents/investigations Failure to comply

Suspect ran from police at 7801 Plainfield Road, Jan. 8.

Receiving stolen property

Suspect driving stolen car at 7801 Plainfield Road, Jan. 8.


Incidents/investigations Domestic violence At Osceola, Jan. 5.


6565 Madeira Hills Drive: Parkhouse Victor L. & Mary to Lockwood Robert R.; $499,000.


Credit card used with no authorization; $276 loss at 7914 Tanges Lane, Jan. 6.


4231 Myrtle Ave., Jan. 4.


Andrew Seibert, 30, 4471 Timber Glen Drive, menacing by stalking, Dec. 29. John Shepherd, 47, 10920 Brookgreen Court, domestic violence at 10920 Brookgreen Court, Dec. 30. Gary Davis, 27, 11956 3rd St., domestic violence at 12051 5th Street, Dec. 29. John Moore, 38, 8308 York St., domestic violence at 8308 York St., Jan. 2. Eugene Mangum, 31, 856 Carpenter St., disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 8109 Reading Road, Dec. 31. Anthony Berry, 21, 1801 Tennyson Ave., theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Dec. 20. Juvenile female, 16, complicity to theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Dec. 29. Sammica Lane, 21, 1201 Broadway, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Jan. 6. Juvenile female, 16, theft, falsification at 7875 Montgomery Road, Jan. 6. Ronny Miracle, 51, 9231 Myrtle Ave., obstructing official business at

Incidents/investigations Burglary

Residence entered at 5795 Kugler Mill Road, Dec. 31.

Criminal damaging

Vehicle damaged at 7875 Montgomery Road, Jan. 2.

Disorderly conduct

Reported at 7875 Montgomery Road, Dec. 30.

Dec. 17, School, medical emergency Dec. 17, Dearwester, medical emergency Dec. 17, Dearwester, medical emergency Dec. 17, Galbraith, medical emergency Dec. 17, Ronald Reagan, motor vehicle accident Dec. 17, Kenwood, fall Dec. 17, Galbraith, medical emergency Dec. 17, Galbraith, medical emergency Dec. 17, Plainfield, alarm activation Dec. 17, Creek, alarm activation Dec. 17, Kemper, overheated motor Dec. 17, Galbraith, alarm activation Dec. 18, School, medical emergency Dec. 18, Dearwester, fall Dec. 18, Montgomery, medical emergency Dec. 18, Reading, medical emergency Dec. 18, Montgomery, fall Dec. 18, Dearwester, alarm activation Dec. 19, Dearwester, fall Dec. 19, Wexford, medical emergency Dec. 19, Dearwester, medical emergency Dec. 19, Ronald Reagan, motor vehicle accident Dec. 19, Dearwester, medical emergency Dec. 19, Deerfield, medical emergency Dec. 19, Fields Ertel @ Scoutmaster, motor vehicle accident Dec. 19, Longford, medical emergency

Female reported at Kugler Mill Road, Jan. 1.

Identity theft

Reported at 3925 Belfast Ave., Dec. 22.

Taking the identity of another

Reported at 7752 Montgomery Road, Dec. 29.


GPS unit, iPod valued at $450 removed at 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Jan. 2. Clothing valued at $211 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Dec. 30. Camera valued at $500 removed at 4452 Sycamore Road, Dec. 31. Necklaces valued at $4,000 removed at 7300 Dearwester Drive, Jan. 1. Sports collection cards valued at


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gage Association to Perry Barbara S.; $28,500. 11938 Second Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Perry Barbara S.; $28,500. 11991 Snider Road: U.S. Bank National Association Tr to Hartke Raymond; $143,000. 12160 Second Ave.: Gmac Mortgage LLC to Guo Yan Qing; $32,900. 12164 Second Ave.: Gmac Mortgage LLC to Guo Yan Qing; $32,900. 3952 Trebor Drive: Sheppard Sidney L. to Bank Of America National; $74,000.

6631 Michael Drive: Rhodenbaugh Robert J. & Pamela J. to Federal National Mortgage; $180,000. 8452 Wicklow Ave.: Wallet Virginia C. to Siebentritt Teresa; $78,000.

Dec. 19, Montgomery, alarm activation Dec. 20, Montgomery, vehicle fire Dec. 20, Monroe, medical emergency Dec. 20, Galbraith, fall Dec. 20, Kenwood, medical emergency Dec. 20, Montgomery, medical emergency Dec. 20, Galbraith, fall Dec. 20, Montgomery, medical emergency Dec. 20, Dearwester, medical emergency Dec. 20, St. Clair, fall Dec. 20, Blossom, medical emergency Dec. 20, School, good intent Dec. 20, Reed Hartman, fall Dec. 20, Darnell, alarm activation Dec. 20, Cornell, alarm activation Dec. 21, Bayberry, medical emergency Dec. 21, Longford, medical emergency Dec. 21, Montgomery, medical emergency Dec. 21, Kenwood, medical emergency Dec. 21, Galbraith, medical emergency Dec. 21, Wicklow, medical emergency Dec. 21, Galbraith, medical emergency Dec. 21, Galbraith, vehicle fire Dec. 21, Techwoods, alarm activation Dec. 21, Montgomery, alarm activation Dec. 22, Glengary, no patient contact Dec. 22, Euclid, fall Dec. 22, Reed Hartman, medical emergency

Dec. 22, Galbraith, medical emergency Dec. 22, York, good intent Dec. 22, Glenover, intoxicated person Dec. 22, Stillwind, no patient contact Dec. 22, Third, open burn Dec. 23, Donegal, medical emergency Dec. 23, Galbraith, medical emergency Dec. 23, Montgomery, medical emergency Dec. 23, Reed Hartman, fall Dec. 23, Kenwood, alarm activation Dec. 23, Galbraith, alarm activation Dec. 23, Pine, medical emergency Dec. 23, Glengary, medical emergency Dec. 23, Montgomery, fall Dec. 23, Glengary, fall Dec. 23, Montgomery, fall Dec. 23, Myrtle, medical emergency Dec. 24, Dearwester, medical emergency Dec. 24, Rolling, medical emergency Dec. 24, Montgomery, medical emergency Dec. 25, Ponds, medical emergency Dec. 25, Dearwester, medical emergency Dec. 25, Blue Ash, fall Dec. 25, Riversedge, alarm activation Dec. 25, McCauly, alarm activation Dec. 26, Evans, good intent Dec. 26, Pine, good intent Dec. 26, Kenwood, medical emergency

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The Community Press obtains fire and emergency medical dispatches from the Sycamore Township Fire EMS Department, 489-1212 (North Station) and 792-8565 (South station).

$2,860 removed at 11179 Marlette Drive, Dec. 30. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 7875 U.S. 22, Dec. 23. Cell phone valued at $350 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Dec. 17. Credit card removed at 7951 Festive Court, Dec. 17. Vehicle removed at 8590 Blue Ash Drive, Dec. 23.

Domestic violence

FIRE/EMS RUNS Sycamore Township fire/EMS runs from Dec. 7 to Jan. 15: Dec. 7, Concerto, structure fire Dec. 7, Concerto, structure fire Dec. 11, School, odor Dec. 13, Montgomery, hazardous conditions Dec. 13, Totempole, structure fire Dec. 13, Sixth, medical emergency Dec. 13, Donna, medical emergency Dec. 13, Cornell, medical emergency Dec. 13, Wingate, medical emergency Dec. 13, Dearwester, medical emergency Dec. 13, Galbraith, fall Dec. 13, New England, medical emergency Dec. 13, Kugler Mill, medical emergency Dec. 13, Montgomery, fall Dec. 13, Galbraith, medical emergency Dec. 13, Dearwester, fall Dec. 13, Cornell, structure fire Dec. 14, Montgomery, alarm activation Dec. 14, School, alarm activation Dec. 14, Kenwood, alarm activation Dec. 14, W 275 @ 50, smoke scare Dec. 14, Alpine, cancelled call Dec. 14, S 71, vehicle fire Dec. 14, Marlette, medical emergency Dec. 14, Deerfield, medical emergency Dec. 14, 275 East, medical emergency Dec. 14, Monroe, medical emergency Dec. 14, Pine, medical emergency Dec. 14, Alahambra, fall Dec. 14, Dearwester, fall Dec. 15, Autumnwood, wires down Dec. 15, White Chapel, arcing wires Dec. 15, Dearwester, medical emergency Dec. 15, Galbraith, fall Dec. 15, Belfast, fall Dec. 15, Chetbert, medical emergency Dec. 15, 275 @ 13.6, motor vehicle accident Dec. 15, Dearwester, medical emergency Dec. 15, Sycamore, emergency to property Dec. 15, Kenwood, alarm activation Dec. 16, Kenwood, alarm activation Dec. 16, Montgomery, alarm activation Dec. 16, Montgomery, structure fire Dec. 16, Miami Hills, medical emergency Dec. 16, Northlake, fall Dec. 16, Montgomery, medical emergency Dec. 16, Wexford, medical emergency Dec. 16, Wicklow, medical emergency Dec. 16, Wetherfield, lift assist Dec. 16, Butler Warren, structure fire Dec. 17, Winnekta, medical emergency

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Terrence Washington, 37, 5650 Viewpointe Drive, domestic violence at 5650 Viewpointe Drive, Dec. 28. Erik Wider, 35, 10 Kelly Street, drug abuse instrument at 3400 Highland Ave., Dec. 27. Joshua Merriweather, 19, 5129 Gilpin, theft at 3400 Highland Ave., Dec. 30. Cecil Proffitt, 54, 2245 Gilbert Ave., theft at 3240 Highland Ave., Dec. 27. Juvenile female, 16, theft at 3240 Highland Ave., Dec. 27. Justin Williams, 21, 5532 Raywill Court, disorderly conduct at 5532 Raywill Court, Jan. 1. Shavaughn Grimmett, 18, 2109 Wayne Ave., theft at 5245 Ridge Road, Jan. 4. John Cuthbertson, 31, 5632 Viewpointe Drive., domestic violence at 5632 Viewpointe Drive, Jan. 3. Mesha Flowers, 18, 137 Rion Lane, theft at 3240 Highland Ave., Jan. 3. Juvenile female, 16, theft at 3740 Highland Ave., Jan. 3. Jessica Williams, 20, 11857 Winston Circle, theft at 3240 Highland Ave., Jan. 3. Marvin Lovette, 24, 521 Hickman St., obstructing official business at I 71 and Ridge, Jan. 5. Jeffery Bullis, 50, 1510 Logans Lane, disorderly conduct at Plainville, Dec. 19. Shahiva Williams, 18, 4211 Allendore Drive, theft at 3240 Highland Ave., Dec. 27.


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Summerfair Cincinnati exhibition spotlights college art students Summerfair Cincinnati, a non-profit 501-3 (c) with offices in Anderson Township, will host the Emerging Artist Exhibit, featuring the artwork of students from five area colleges and universities. Fifteen local art students have been selected to display their artwork in the exhibition, on display Friday, Jan. 28, through Sunday, Feb. 20, with an artist opening reception on Jan. 28 at the Anderson Center. The Emerging Artist Exhibition will feature students who were nominated by their professors and juried into the exhibit. They represent the next genera-

tion of artists emerging in the local arts community. “The art these students submit is outstanding,” said Sharon Strubbe, executive director of Summerfair Cincinnati. “This exhibit is a wonderful opportunity for the students to showcase their best work, and for the community to see the young up-and-coming talent that Cincinnati has to offer.” The exhibition will showcase a diverse collection of art, where art enthusiasts can expect to see everything from photography and sculptures to fabric design, printmaking and much more.

The event will open to the public Friday, Jan. 28, during the Anderson Center’s normal business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) followed by the artist opening reception that same night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The reception is free to attend and open to the public, and the artists will be available to answer questions about their artwork. Participating schools and students: University of Cincinnati DAAP – Ann Flavin, Emily Sites Christopher Thompson Xavier University – Paula Baumann, Abby King, Matt Maloney

Mount St. Joseph – Anne Berlier, Lauren Kent and Amber Krimmer Northern Kentucky University – Peta Niehaus, Dean Reynolds, Spencer Sturr Miami University – Ben Griffen, Sarah Robison, Rachel Smith New to the exhibit this year are the Summerfair Cincinnati Purchase Award, a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to one junior or senior-level college student participating in the

Emerging Artist program, and the Malton Gallery’s Gallery Choice Award, an opportunity to showcase a collection of work at the gallery presented to one artist for outstanding artistic concepts, development and execution. Malton Gallery will also conduct a Professional Development Gallery Workshop for participating students to discuss issues that pertain to young artists and the details they need to know regarding the busi-

ness aspect of the art world. “With this workshop, we are perpetuating an ongoing vibrant artist community,” said Sylvia Rombis, owner of the Malton Gallery. “Part of the gallery’s mission is to attract and disseminate new art, so we want to make sure that the area’s young talent have the tools and knowledge they need to succeed as artists.” The exhibit will be on display through Sunday, Feb. 20. Additional information about Summerfair Cincinnati and the Emerging Artist exhibit can be found by visiting or calling (513) 531-0050.

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“We’re delighted to receive this award. Jeff Bossman deserves all the credit for his labor of love in our garden,” said Meggan Sulfsted, owner of Camargo Trading Company and an Indian Hill resident. “Our customers and vis-

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Tis’ the season of snow and ice, frigid temperatures and the potential for frozen pipes. “When temperatures hover in the teens or drop to single digits for an extended period of time it puts a strain on your plumbing system, which can weaken pipes and cause breaks,” says Dave Bennett, Greater Cincinnati Water Works field services manager. To help protect residents and business owners from the expense and headache of dealing with frozen pipes, the water works has a few tips to help keep the bursts at bay: • Seal cracks: caulk around door frames and windows to reduce incoming cold air. Winter winds

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But he warns against using electrical heat tape. “Heat tape can be problematic because if it’s used improperly it can potentially cause a fire.” If your pipes do freeze and you can pinpoint the location of the freeze, Bennett suggests waving a hairdryer back and forth to apply slow steady heat to return water flow. “Applying heat to the general area instead of one spot will allow the pipe to slowly heat up and prevent it from bursting. Never use an open flame, which could cause a fire,” he says. For details, residents and business owners can contact Greater Cincinnati Water Works’ customer service division at 591-7700.

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square feet of the Fountain Square plaza, comfortably holding 225 skaters and is similar in size to the ice rink at Rockefeller Center in New York City. In addition to daily skating and serving as the center for the holidays in Cincinnati, the ice rink hosts a broomball league and several other events throughout January and February. The cost to skate is $3 per person and $3 for skate rental. Skaters may also bring their own skates. Amenities include skate rental, lockers, benches and a heated tent with vending machines for snacks and drinks. Tom+Chee will sell hot soups & gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches at the rink as well. Easy and accessible parking is available in the Fountain Square Garage, which exits directly on to the Square where the rink is located. For the rink status please call 381-0782, and for more information visit www. U.S. Bank Ice Rink Schedule:Sunday-Wednesday, noon to 6p.m.; Thursdays, noon to 8p.m.; Friday and Saturday, noon to 10 p.m. Holiday hours are noon to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14 (Valentine’s Day).


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